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Tony Bloom on Brighton's legacy

By James Masters, August 4, 2011

Tony Bloom has set his sights on creating a legacy for generations to come after leading Brighton & Hove Albion into their brand new home.

The 41-year-old, a gambler, property developer and poker player, has ploughed a hefty fortune into the south-coast club to aid their move to the state-of-the-art £93m Amex Stadium, pictured here.


Olympic call

By David Gold, August 4, 2011

Two more Israelis have qualified for the London 2012 Olympic Games after excelling at the World Swimming Championships in Shanghai.

Teenager Yakov Toumarkin, the European Junior Gold medallist, broke the Israeli record in the 200m backstroke. Gal Nevo also secured his berth in the 200m individual medley.

Meanwhile, Adam Warner finished runner-up at the annual pier to pier race in Brighton.


Dean Furman: Oldham can go all the way

By Danny Caro, August 4, 2011

Dean Furman is confident that Oldham Athletic can push for promotion in League 1.

Furman was appointed captain during the summer and he is looking forward to tomorrow's league opener at home to Sheffield United.


Confident Goodman on the up

By Brian Sacks, August 4, 2011

Richard Goodman, 18, trimmed his 1,500m PB to 3:45.66 in the qualifying round at the Aviva Senior World Trials in Birmingham.

His performance demonstrated his renewed confidence and raised him to fourth in the UK Under 20 rankings for the distance.

Goodman said: "Although, as the fastest non-qualifier, I just missed out on the final, I wasn't disappointed at all in my performance.


Gordon set for a major landmark

By Daniel Lightman, August 4, 2011

No Test cricketer has scored a century in years. Several – including such immortals of the game as Wilfred Rhodes, 95, SF Barnes, 94, and Sir Donald Bradman, 92 – succumbed in the nervous nineties. So this coming Saturday will mark a major landmark: The South African medium-pace bowler of the 1930s, Norman Gordon, will celebrate his 100th birthday.


Young guns boost LMV title bid

By Danny Caro, August 4, 2011

Excellent displays from Neil Lederman and Andrew Greenwall-Cohen helped London Maccabi Vale 1st maintain their title charge in the Middlesex Sunday League Division One.

Some lusty blows over the top were the highlight of Lederman's valuable innings of 63 against Finchley.


National challenge

August 4, 2011

The National Scratch competition is being reinstated by the Association of Jewish Golf Clubs and Societies after a gap of six years.

The tournament, which will be hosted by Abridge Golf & Country Club on September 5, is open to all Jewish male golfers with a handicap of nine or less.


'Fantastic response' for JRDA

By David Gold, August 4, 2011

The Jewish Racing Drivers Association (JRDA) will be officially launched on September 11 at an event hosted by Lotus Silverstone during the Le Mans Series and Intercontinental Cup.

The JRDA announced earlier this year that they were forming an organisation which they hope will find a Jewish Formula 1 champion within five years, and they have attracted attention from the US and Europe.

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Evans rewarded as Israel finish fifth

By Danny Caro, August 3, 2011

Josh Evans was named Most Valuable Player in the tournament as Israel finished a credible fifth at the ICC European Under 19 Division 2 event in the Isle of Man.

Israel finished the competition strongly, beating Spain by 180 runs in the fifth place play-off

Having won the toss, Spain invited Israel to bat first in what were initially damp and foggy conditions.


Stars retain NJCL Super Sixes

By Danny Caro, August 2, 2011

Star Sixes retained the NJCL Super Sixes trophy, defeating Salford Comets in a final dominated by bat over ball.

Salford won the toss and elected to bat. Openers Elliot Koffman and Jonny Wineberg made good progress, Koffman hitting Black for a huge six over long-on, but, against some accurate bowling from Star, could not find any consistently big hitting.