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Pears powers GB to first gold at EMG

By Danny Caro, July 29, 2015

Trevor Pears won Team Maccabi GB’s first gold of the European Maccabi Games in Berlin on day one of the swimming competition when the British delegation registered a sensational 14-medal haul in the pool.


European Maccabi Games - Day 2 review

By Danny Caro, July 29, 2015

Team Maccabi GB win 15 medals on a memorable day at the 14th European Maccabi Games in Berlin, where the delegation competed in Swimming, Badminton, Junior Football, Junior Futsal, Open Futsal and Tennis on Day 2.




Maccabi Tel Aviv's face uphill battle to stay in Champions League

By Simon Griver, July 29, 2015

Slavisa Jokanovic insists Maccabi Tel Aviv can still reach the group stages of the Champions League despite a 2-1 home defeat in the third qualifying round against Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday night.

The Czech champions sealed victory within the first 20 minutes with goals from Aidin Mahmutovic and Milan Petrzela at the Bloomfield Stadium.


Bruck rolls back the years

By Brian Sacks, July 28, 2015

Roger Bruck enjoyed his most successful national competition ever after winning two golds and two silvers in the British Masters Athletics Federation Championships in Birmingham.

Competing in the M75-age category, 76-year-old Bruck took gold in the long jump (3.36m) and high jump (1.21m), and earned silver in the 100m (16.03) and 200m (34.38).


Guttman fears for Israel's World Cup mission impossible

By Simon Griver, July 28, 2015

Eli Guttman insists that Israel has been given its toughest ever challenge in the World Cup 2018 qualifiers.

Guttman was in Russia to see Israel paired with European heavyweights Spain and Italy in Group G.

Albania - who beat Portugal last year - along with Macedonia and minnows Lichtenstein make up the group.


European Maccabi Games - Day One review

By Danny Caro, July 28, 2015

Team Maccabi GB are in action in Open Futsal, Open Football, Masters Futsal and Tennis on Day One at the 14th European Maccabi Games in Berlin today.

Andy Landesberg expressed delight after Team Maccabi GB opened their account with a 13-1 demolition of France, with Russell Goldstein and Alfie Brooks scoring four apiece.


Dyrham Park cruise to victory in Southern Provincial

July 27, 2015

Dyrham Park won the Association of Jewish Golf Clubs & Societies' Southern Provincial tournament.

The host team ran out victors to collect the Hartsbourne Trophy. They won by a comfortable margin over North West London JGS who received the Abridge Trophy.


Israel drawn in Group of Death

By Danny Caro, July 26, 2015

Eli Guttman insists Israel have been drawn into possibly the toughest World Cup qualifying group after they were paired with former world champions Spain and Italy in their bid to reach Russia 2018.

Having seen their hopes of automatic qualification deteriorate after a strong start, Guttman would have been hoping for a favourable draw, but he admits Israel have it all to do now.


Gerbi and I still get on just fine, says Schlesinger

By Simon Griver, July 23, 2015

Alice Schlesinger insists there is no bad blood between her and former teammate Yarden Gerbi following her victory at the Russian Grand Slam competition.

Schlesinger, who now represents Great Britain, left Israel in 2014 after a dispute with the Olympic Association of Israel, who refused to allow her boyfriend, Pavel Musin, to coach her.


Stone cruises to 3,000m victory at Herts U15 championships

By Brian Sacks, July 23, 2015

David Stone, 13, won the Hertfordshire under-15 3,000m title in 9:45.5.

Stone ran well, responding each time his lead was challenged and he came home 30 metres clear of his nearest rival.

V ATHLETICS Siblings Rebecca, Jessica and Greg Hurley each set personal bests in the latest Watford Open meeting. Rebecca, 17, and Greg, 14, contested the 400m, recording 61:80 and 57:65 respectively.