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South Manchester march on

July 28, 2014

A superb all-round performance inspired South Manchester to a five-wicket success in their latest GMACL against Foresters.

Missing several bowlers, South dominated the Foresters batsmen and it was only a brilliant knock of 70 by Natha, which kept them in the game.


Players struggling to focus on football, says Garcia

By Simon Griver, July 28, 2014

Oscar Garcia admits his players are struggling to focus on football as Maccabi Tel Aviv moved into the third qualifying round of the Champions League with a 3-0 aggregate win over Santa Coloma.

Leading 1-0 from the first leg in Andorra, Eran Zahavi gave Maccabi a two-goal cushion in their ‘home’ leg which was moved to Cyprus due to the security situation in Israel.


Israel lacrosse making big strides

By Darren Witcoop, July 25, 2014

Israel won new friends after a seventh place finish at the FIL World Lacrosse Championships.

Competing in their first major tournament, the men’s lacrosse team left America with their heads held high.

A creditable showing saw them top their pool by sweeping aside Sweden, Slovakia and Korea.


Zahavi's filling his boots

By Simon Griver, July 25, 2014

Third party ownership of players has provided lucrative income for Israeli agent Pini Zahavi as shown by last week’s £20 million deal bringing Benfica’s Serbian forward Lazar Markovic to Liverpool.

While the Premier League insists clubs must fully own their players, most European leagues allow investors to hold a stake in players.


Siblings pass test of time

By Brian Sacks, July 25, 2014

Sisters Maayan and Lia Radus were among the young Jewish athletes to improve their best performances in the Watford Open Graded Meeting series.

Maayan Radus, 10, recorded a 1,500m best of 5:33.88 to place third in the UK under-11 rankings, while Lia, 12, cut her respective 800m and 1,500m times to 2:31.10 and 5:10.98.


Israeli teams eliminated from Europa League

By Danny Caro, July 25, 2014

Hapoel Tel Aviv and Hapoel Be'er Sheva were eliminated from the Europa League at the second qualifying round stage.

Tel Aviv were unable to recover from a 3-0 first leg defeat against Astana, with a second-half penalty from Sasha earning them a 1-0 victory on the night in the second leg played in Larnaca, due to the security situation in Israel.


Mixed fortunes for Dunford in Glasgow

By Danny Caro, July 25, 2014

Jason Dunford finished fifth in the semi-finals of the 50m Butterfly at the Commonwealth Games.

The Kenyan swimmer touched home in 24.03 in a close race, less than a second behind race winner Benjamin Proud.

Earlier in the day, the 2012 Olympian was runner-up in his heat behind England's Benjamin Proud with a time of 23.76.


Meyer claims bronze at Commonwealth Games

By Danny Caro, July 24, 2014

Amy Meyer won bronze on Day One at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Having passed a late weigh-in to confirm her participation in the under-48 division on Wednesday, the Australian judoka claimed third place alongside compatriot Chloe Rayner.


Pre-season friendlies & signings

By Danny Caro, July 23, 2014

Keep up to date with the latest pre-season friendly results and new signings first and fastest here.


RUSSELL YERSHON was the hat-trick hero as Chigs warmed-up for their first season in the Maccabi Masters League with a big win over local rivals Loughton. Steve Summers put the icing on the cake.


Maccabi progress in Champions League qualifiers

By Simon Griver, July 23, 2014

Maccabi Tel Aviv will play Slovenian champions Maribor in the third qualifying round of the Champions League after beating Andorra's Santa Coloma 2-0 in the second "home" leg.

In a match moved to Cyprus due to the conflict in Israel, Maccabi sealed a 3-0 aggregate win on Tuesday night.