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Maccabiah dream for Dos Santos

By James Masters, September 2, 2011

Swimmer Robert Dos Santos has set his sights on becoming a Maccabiah Games superstar following his 11-medal haul in Philadelphia.

Dos Santos claimed gold in the 200m butterfly at the JCC Games and ended up with six silvers and four bronze following an impressive performance.

The 13-year-old, who lives in Temple Fortune and attends the City of London School, showed his class to defeat boys mo


Benayoun relishing Arsenal challenge

September 1, 2011

Exclusive: Yossi Benayoun is relishing the challenge of helping Arsenal climb the Premiership table and play a key role in their Champions League campaign.

In his first interview since signing a season-long loan at the Emirates from Chelsea, the Israel captain looked relaxed following a whistle-stop trip to London which saw him make a 10-hour round trip from Israel.


Duty flee

By Danny Caro and Simon Griver, September 1, 2011

No sooner had he passed a medical and signed for Arsenal than did Yossi Benayoun rejoin his national teammates ahead of today's crucial Euro 2012 qualifier against Greece in Tel Aviv.

After flying to London on Wednesday, Benayoun completed his whistle-stop tour on transfer deadline day by joining the Gunners.


Peer passes first hurdle

By Danny Caro, September 1, 2011

Shahar Peer is safely through to round two after beating former doubles partner Sania Mirza in the ladies singles at Flushing Meadows.

Victory came as a relief for Peer who had crashed out in the first round at Wimbledon and the French Open earlier this year.

Peer, 24, bounced back after losing a first-set tie-break to win 6-7, 6-3, 6-1.

A meeting with former world No.


Stoke next for Tel Aviv

By Simon Griver, September 1, 2011

Motti Iwanir, manager of Maccabi Tel Aviv, believes his team can progress in the after drawing Stoke City, Besiktas and Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League group stage.

A record three Israeli teams went into the hat last week with debutants Tel Aviv drawn against English opposition for the first time in European competition.


Thornes out to burst the bubble

September 1, 2011


The Thornes mopped up last season as they were crowned second division champions with Daniel Lipman winning the top player award. Lipman, who will lead the team on his own this season, is targeting "a third consecutive promotion as well as two good cup runs".


Slater's Chigwell full of eastern promise

September 1, 2011


Title contenders Chigwell could be the real deal this season, especially in a brand new JC-sponsored kit. Manager Richard Slater said: "If we manage to keep a fit squad throughout the season I believe we'll be in the mix.

"The club has won every other lower league, but the title has slipped away twice now."


Peters: Life begins at 40

By Brian Sacks, September 1, 2011

David Peters demonstrated that life begins at 40 by jumping to seventh in the UK M40 rankings for 800m.


One hundred up (again) for Myeroff

September 1, 2011

Neil Myeroff claimed his 100th wicket for his fifth different team last weekend.

Having achieved the landmark representing Carmel College, Old Carmelis, Mowbray and Belmont, Myeroff notched up his latest century for Belmont & Edgware against Haryom in the Middlesex Sunday League Division Two. He finished with figures of 4-20 in a seven-wicket victory.


Benayoun joins Arsenal

By Danny Caro, August 31, 2011

Yossi Benayoun has joined Arsenal. A dramatic day of negotiations ended on Wednesday night when the Israel captain signed a one-year loan deal at the Emirates.

Having been linked with moves to Spurs, Liverpool and Lille, Benayoun flew into Heathrow airport on Wednesday morning and completed his transfer from Chelsea just hours before the transfer window closed.