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Israel suffer Davis Cup relegation

By Danny Caro, September 20, 2010

Israel have been relegated from the Davis Cup World Group after going down 3-2 to Austria at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv.

Having rubbed shoulders with the top nations for three years, Israel were unable to capatilise on a 2-1 advantage going into the two reverse single rubbers.

Israel got off to a flyer in the opening rubber with Dudi Sela

However, Austria levelled the tie when world No. 13 Jurgen Melzer eased past Sela (85) in straight sets. Israel’s fate was sealed when a tiring Levy (223) capitulated against Martin Fischer (134) in the decisive rubber.

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Israel suffer Davis Cup relegation

By Danny Caro, September 20, 2010

Israel have been relegated from the Davis Cup World Group after going down 3-2 to Austria at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv.

Having rubbed shoulders with the top nations for three years, Israel were unable to capatilise on a 2-1 advantage going into the two reverse single rubbers.

Israel got off to a flyer in the opening rubber with Dudi Sela

However, Austria levelled the tie when world No. 13 Jurgen Melzer eased past Sela (85) in straight sets. Israel’s fate was sealed when a tiring Levy (223) capitulated against Martin Fischer (134) in the decisive rubber.

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Frenkel will be a knockout

By Danny Caro, September 17, 2010

Unbeaten German sensation Alexander Frenkel faces the biggest test of his young career on Saturday when he takes on European Cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli in Birmingham.

Frenkel, who has a Jewish father, holds a 22-0 record including 17 KOs. He has been tipped to cause an upset against the Welshman by promoter Kalle Sauerland.

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South Manx fold after cash crisis

By Danny Caro, September 17, 2010

The Jewish football season has suffered its first casualty just two weeks into the new season after South Manx folded.

The Premier Division club informed the league of their decision two days after Sunday's 3-1 defeat against defending champions North West Neasden A. Their withdrawal leaves the league with 52 teams. Manx's B team withdrew from the league 12 months ago and they are left with two teams playing in the Maccabi Masters League.

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Keinan pledges a Tangerine dream

By James Masters, September 17, 2010

Dekel Keinan insists he is ready to brush his firm friendship with Chelsea's Yossi Benayoun aside in a bid to inspire Blackpool to a shock victory at Stamford Bridge.

The Tangerines defender, who made the move to the Premier League from Maccabi Haifa during the summer, has played a key role in his side's impressive start to life in the top-flight.

Blackpool face Benayoun's Chelsea on Sunday looking for their third consecutive victory away from Bloomfield Road and Keinan is relishing the chance of taking on his fellow Israel teammate.

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Golfers get top marks for Coombe Hill

September 16, 2010

The young golfers of the Clubs affiliated to the Association of Jewish Golf Clubs and Societies competed for the John Rubens tournament at Abridge Golf and Country Club.

The competition is open to the Juniors of the London member clubs, Abridge, Dyrham Park, Coombe Hill Hartsbourne and Potters Bar and this year the eligibility was limited to those under 21. The Clubs entered teams of six who competed for both team and individual prizes. The winner of the tournament is the Club with lowest aggregate gross scores of four competitors having discarded the worst two scores.

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No medal for Nyman in Budapest

September 16, 2010

Lara Nyman expressed disappointment after finishing fourth at the Under 20 World Triathlon Sprint Championships in Budapest.

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Free-scoring Redbridge take Harmen to the cleaners

By Danny Caro, September 16, 2010

Redbridge Jewish Care A made it 11 goals in two games as they put newly-promoted Southgate Harmen A to the sword with a 6-1 win in the Premier Division. Sam McCarthy (2), Daran Bern (2), Danny Hakimi and Ben Sollosi completed the rout. Ben Graham grabbed a consolation for Harmen.

RJC manager Sam McCarthy said: "There was a greater pressure on the team going into this match as we needed to show we were not a one-game wonder. I was pleased the team responded in the right way and came out with the same level of commitment and fight."

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Grant riding high as Euro star

September 16, 2010

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Daniel Grant is a European champion after helping England win the prestigious EuroPilota 2010 in Spain.

Part of a 12-man squad, Grant was involved in all the team's double matches as England beat Italy and Belgium in the group stages before seeing off the Netherlands in the semis. Grant said: "We beat everyone in straight sets, until the final which was the most dramatic and incredible of my life."

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Collins' blast thrusts South into action

September 16, 2010

Neil Collins revealed how an old-fashioned half-time rollicking fired his South Manchester Sports Club 2nd side to a 3-1 victory at Westdene 1st.

The South boss was left frustrated with his team's failure to convert their dominance into goals after spurning a whole host of chances in a one-sided affair.

Goals from Simon Davies, Joey Lazare and Ben Polak eventually wrapped up the win for the visitors, who looked a class above their opponents for the majority of the contest.

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