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Faith, rules at odds for Israeli player

Updated: June 9, 2011, 10:33 AM ET
Associated Press

JERUSALEM -- One of the stars of the Israeli women's national basketball team might miss the European championship because of a disagreement with the sport's governing authority over her religious observance and the team uniform.

University of Toledo and Israeli national team point guard Naama Shafir is an Orthodox Jew who wears a T-shirt under her jersey because Jewish modesty rules require her to cover her shoulders.

International basketball regulations require all members of a ...

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