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Tyer flattens Deans

By James Masters, September 7, 2010

Ben Tyer hit four as Manchester Maccabi 3rd maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a 4-2 win over Haroldeans.

After their opening day victory against Crumpsall, Maccabi continued their impressive run of form with hotshot Tyer stealing the show.

Not even Josh Silverberg's double could prevent Maccabi from making it six points from six as Haroldeans crashed to defeat in their first game of the season.

Elsewhere, South Manchester Sports Club 2nd made it two wins out of two with the 7-0 thrashing of Westdene 2nds.

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Salita hits back with a bang

By Mike Sinclair, September 7, 2010

Dmitriy Salita returned from his devastating world title defeat by Amir Khan with a confident eight-round points victory over Franklin Gonzalez at the Oceana Hall in home-town Brooklyn, New York.

Blasted out in the first round when he challenged for Khan's WBA light-welterweight title in Newcastle last December, Salita took the decision 78-74 on the cards of all three judges.

"I felt a little rusty at first, the long lay-off absolutely affected me," said Salita who stepped up the pace from the fourth round to control the later rounds.

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Lions on the rise

September 7, 2010

London Lions climbed to fifth after completing back-to-back wins for the first time in the South Midlands League Division One.

A scintillating display was capped by a hat-trick from James Gershfield as they ended Sun Postal Sports' unbeaten record with an emphatic 6-1 win. Josh Kennet, Ben Ellis and Darren Yarlett complete the rout.

Gershfield (2) and Aron Barnes wrapped up a 3-1 success over Amersham Town.

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Israel's David Cup hopes

By Simon Griver, September 7, 2010

Dudi Sela is confident Israel can beat Austria in next week's Davis Cup World Group relegation playoff.

Having bowed out of the US Open in the second round against 12th seed Mikhael Youzhny, Sela has high hopes ahead of the match at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv.

"If we play good tennis then I think the crowd will make the difference in our favour," Sela said.

The crucial tie will start a day early to allow Israel's players to observe Yom Kippur. Ian Froman, the head of the Israeli Tennis Federation confirmed that there will be "a 24-hour break".

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Benayoun proves his leader status

September 7, 2010

EURO 2012 Luis Fernandez, the Israel manager, hailed captain Yossi Benayoun after the midfielder fired a decisive hat-trick in the team's 3-1 opening qualifier victory over Malta.

Only 17,365 attended the match at Ramat Gan as Fernandez masterminded victory in his first competitive match. Benayoun opened the scoring after seven minutes before Jamie Pace claimed a shock equaliser. But Benayoun made the game safe with two strikes in the second half.

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Maccabi U11 start in style

By Danny Caro, September 7, 2010

Maccabi Under 11's kicked off their season with a solid performance in the their first game at the 11-a-side level.

Playing at home on a full size pitch for the first time was always going to be hard for the youngsters, and managers Mark Cook and Ian Ballin set the team up to play in a 4-1-4-1 formation.

Maccabi took the lead halfway through the first half when Marley Rubens picked up on the ball on the halfway line and danced around two defenders before squaring to Sam Green who made no mistake from eight yards.

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MAL maintain winning habit

By Danny Caro, September 6, 2010

MAL celebrated winning the Middlesex Sunday Cricket League Division 3 title with a friendly victory against Grimsdyke CC at Old Camdenians.

Grimsdyke won the toss and chose to bat on a typically firm looking wicket. The openers survived well against some good swing bowling from Yoav Lebens and Mark Landau, managing to 'guide' a few edges to the third man area along the way. It took a bit of good fortune to break the partnership, Oram striking firmly down the ground only to see Lebens deflect the ball onto the stumps in his follow through to run out Sulieman for 23.

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MJSL round-up

By James Masters, September 6, 2010

Ben Tyer hit four as Manchester Maccabi 3rds maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a 4-2 win over Haroldeans FC.

After their opening day victory against Crumpsall, Maccabi continued their impressive run of form with hot-shot Tyer stealing the show.

Not even Josh Silverberg’s double could prevent Maccabi from making it six points from six as Haroldeans crashed to defeat in their first game of the season.

Elsewhere, South Manchester Maccabi 2nds made it two wins out of two with the 7-0 thrashing of Westdene 2nds.

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London Lions on the up

By Danny Caro, September 6, 2010

London Lions climbed to fifth in the South Midlands League Division One after finally won back to back games with a 3-1 victory over Amersham Town.

A double from James Gershfield and one from Aron Barnes helped them build on the recent 6-0 drubbing of previously unbeaten Sun Postal Sports.

The Lions made hard work against Amersham. A host of missed chances and then a poor error of judgement nearly cost the home side all three points but in the end the Lions always had enough to get the right result.

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Five-star Lederman inspires LMV to cup success

By Danny Caro, September 6, 2010

A man-of-the-match display from wonder kid Benjamin Lederman enabled London Maccabi Vale 2nd to clinch the Maccabi National Knockout Cup after beating Belmont & Edgware 1st by 53 runs at the Walker Ground in Southgate.

Standing in for regular skipper Jonathan Lederman, LMV's Adam Brand won the toss and elected to bat on one of the wickets used by Middlesex CCC.

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