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Cup stars ready to rumble

December 15, 2014

Dean Furman and Avram Grant will pit their wits against one another at the African Cup of Nations early next year.

South Africa captain Furman will lead his team into battle against a Ghana team for whom Grant recently took charge of in what has been described as the tournament’s group of death. Algeria and Senegal complete the line-up.

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I'll fly high with Pelicans, says Mekel

By Simon Griver, December 15, 2014

Gal Mekel believes he can take New Orleans Pelicans to the next level.

Mekel, 26, made his debut in the 120-100 defeat to the LA Clippers but then helped the Pelicans beat the LA Lakers 104-87. He scored his first two points for the club and made four assists during a 12-minute cameo.

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Beck earns place on pro golf tour

By Simon Griver and Danny Caro, December 15, 2014

Laetitia Beck admits she is still pinching herself after becoming the first Israeli to earn the right to play on the professional tour.

Beck, 22, held her nerve to claim one of the 20 places available on the LPGA 2015 tournament circuit in the most dramatic fashion. She finished tied for 18th place with six other players at the 90-hole Daytona Beach qualifying tournament in Florida.

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Sports Direct Olim League preview

December 15, 2014

With the leaders not in action, title challengers Jerusalem will be looking to make up some ground on Matchday 8 of the Sports Direct Olim League season.

ASHDOD (7th) vs ENGLAND FC (4th)
Both sides go into this fixture a few places below where they feel they ought to be.

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Maccabi 2nd denied victory late on

December 15, 2014

MANCHESTER ACCOUNTANTS LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
BARCLAYS 3 MANCHESTER MACCABI 2nd 3

A late strike from Barclays denied Manchester Maccabi 2nds victory in their final game of 2014.

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Maccabi 1st finish year in style

December 15, 2014

MANCHESTER ACCOUNTANTS LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION
MANCHESTER MACCABI 1st 3 THE VILLAGE 2

Manchester Maccabi ended the first half of the season with a well-fought victory over a tough Village team.

After losing to The Village in their previous encounter, Maccabi knew they would need to be on their guard for the full 90 minutes.

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Giants lift gloom at Lions

December 15, 2014

SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
STONY STRATFORD TOWN 0 LONDON LIONS 3

Goals from Josh Kennet, Rafi Soccairello and Rick Jacobson saw London Lions put the midweek setback at Southall behind them with an impressive victory on a wintry night in Stratford.

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Super Seitler saved the day, says Garbacz

By Danny Caro, December 15, 2014

PETER MORRISON TROPHY ROUND THREE
FC TEAM A 3 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A 5

David Garbacz heaped praise on wonder kid DAVID SEITLER as holders Hendon booked their place in round four at the expense of Premier Division rivals FC Team A.

The JC Player of the Week hit the target three times, with the other goals coming through Ben Lauffer and Avidan Last.

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Maccabi Masters review: December 14

By Jeremy Silverstone, December 14, 2014

A late strike from Steven Moss condemned defending champions North London Raiders to their second defeat of the season following a 2-1 defeat against Scrabble Harmen.

In a game of two penalties, Jeremy Teacher converted from the spot at Silver Jubilee Park after referee Nigel Kyte had sent off NLR's Gavin Hodes for tripping an opponent who was through on goal.

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JC team of the week: the contenders - Dec 14

By Danny Caro, December 14, 2014

Here are the nominations from Matchday 15 of the MGBSFL.

GK
David Howard (King Crown)

DEFENDERS
Chaim Strom, Ezekiel Jacob (both Hendon B)
Dave Levy, James Law (both Real Sosobad)
Dan Silverman (FC Team B)
Ben Retter (King Crown)
Isaac Virchis (ML Lions Green)
Michael Khalastchi (Camden Park)
Ben Buck (Oakwood B)
Ed Weisz, Jacob Symons (both FC Team A)

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