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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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Teen athlete tops personal bests

September 16, 2010

Richard Goodman, 17, brought his track season to a close with personal bests at either end of the middle distance range. First he beat top class senior opposition to win the 800m in the British Athletics League final in Hendon. His time of 1:53.47 improved his personal best by 1.27 seconds, and his win helped Shaftesbury Barnet to win the title of Top UK Athletics Club.

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Debut boys get off to a dream start

September 16, 2010

Mitch Lassman was among the scorers as FC Team got off to the perfect start in the quest for the Middlesex County League Division One title with a 3-0 victory over West Essex at John Lyon School.

Fielding debutants Dan Cohen, Josh Morris and the returning Mitch Lassman, Team opened the scoring after 30 minutes when Mitch Lassman fired home from close range.

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Brady starts title defence with thumping victory

September 16, 2010

There were goals galore as the Maccabi Masters League kicked off its season.

Defending champions Brady Maccabi A set out their stall with a 7-1 victory over new boys Hendon Harriers. Fara Moghim put the Harriers ahead but goals from Scott Ansher (2), Mark Wagman (2), David Rose, Neil Kochane and Jonathan Cohen saw Brady home.

Glenthorne United A beat South Mancs A 6-3 with debutant Laurence Swerner notching a pair. Richard Goldstein, Jon Bolle, Dave Michaels and Greg Morris chipped in with the others. Mark Powell (2) and Mark Klinger replied for Mancs.

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Yossi Benayoun: Israel hope for Euro 2012

September 16, 2010

EURO 2012 Israel began a new era under Frenchman Luis Fernandez with four points from its opening two matches in the Euro 2012 qualifiers.

A 3-1 victory over Malta was followed by a goalless draw in Georgia to leave them second in Group F behind Croatia on goal difference.

Captain Yossi Benayoun looked to the positives from the stalemate in Tblisi. "This was the kind of game we would have lost in the past against a poor team who were playing better than us. Now we face Croatia. They will be favourites but we can win."

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Fierstone set to take the league by storm, says Cole

September 16, 2010

Neasden manager Jamie Cole praised teenage sensation George Fierstone who scored twice to get their season back on track against a Manx team who folded two days later.

His second, which took his side into a 3-1 lead midway through the second half, saw him cut in from the left before his shot left South Manx goalkeeper Yossi Lanning rooted to the spot.

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Analysis: Yom Kippur stokes Avram’s anguish

By Simon Griver, September 16, 2010

Spare a thought for Avram Grant on Yom Kippur. Never before has a Premier League manager been placed in such a cruel lose-lose predicament. The West Ham manager would have been damned if he stood on the touchline at Stoke on Saturday and will undoubtedly be damned if he didn’t.

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