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Wingate look to old boy Hakim for play-off inspiration

By Danny Caro, April 8, 2010

Paul Hakim has boosted Wingate & Finchley's playoff push after joining the Ryman League Division One North outfit for the rest of the season.

The Team GB striker, who won Player of the Tournament at the Maccabiah Games last year, signed for St Albans City, Wingate and Maccabi League team Brady Maccabi, whom his father, Simon manages at the start of the season.

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Bruck's record broken

April 8, 2010

Roger Bruck’s unbeaten record at the British Masters Athletics Championships has come to an end. Having previously won the National Pentathlon and Southern Counties 60 metres, Long Jump and High Jump. This time, however, he had to settle for silver in both the high and long Jump in the National Championships.

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Perkins powers Faithfold back to the summit

By Danny Caro, April 8, 2010

Faithfold A moved two points clear at the top of the Premier Division after beating Redbridge A 4-2 with goals from Dan Perkins (2), Rocky Spitzer and Paul Savitz.

North London Raiders A moved a step closer to top flight football next season when they beat Brady Maccabi 2-1 in Division One. Goals from Matt Sheldon and Joe Tankel took them eight points clear at the top. Lee Platt had levelled from the penalty spot.

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King Kennet takes Lions into cup final

April 8, 2010

A 117th minute strike from supersub Ricky Kennet put the Lions into the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup final after they won the clash of the titans at a windswept Rowley Lane.
Lions manager Eilon Kennet reluctantly threw his son into the action with 10 minutes left as he had no fit players. Kennet snr said that Ricky should not have been playing at all. "I just sent him on to stand there and cause problems but luckily he found space and hit the winner to put us into the final."

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Track queen

April 8, 2010

Danielle Sanderson, the former British international marathon runner and European 50km champion, 47, has won the Hertfordshire Cross Country title for the fourth time, 19 years after her first victory. Watford-based Sanderson, 47, also won the South of England Over 45s.

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Ben Haim to miss Cup semi final

By Simon Griver, April 8, 2010

Tal Ben Haim is set for FA Cup heartbreak with injury likely to rule him out of Sunday's semi-final against Spurs at Wembley.

The Portsmouth defender spent Passover in Israel nursing a groin problem.

Ben Haim, 28, is struggling to recover from the injury which has plagued him since February, and with the possibility that he will not return to fitness this season, he might have played his last game in the Premier League.

Portsmouth's administrator Andrew Andronikou is eager to unload the Israeli international who earns £40,000 a week and is contracted to the club until August 2013.

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Red Sea parts company with MSFL

By Danny Caro, April 7, 2010

The JC MSFL has lost another team after first division Red Sea folded.

Following in the footsteps of Glenthorne United A, Bafana Bafana, AC Cricklewood, North West Neasden C and South Manx B, Red Sea withdrew after five years in the league which is now down to 49 teams.

Red Sea chairman Daniel Wynne said: “We have not been able to field a team for a few weeks now and have incurred a number of fines in the last two months, effectively bankrupting the club.

“We lost a lot of players to retirement through the start of this season and failed to recruit sufficient dedicated cover.

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Nakash cruises to win No. 23

By Mike Sinclair, April 7, 2010

Ran Nakash, the undefeated Israeli cruiserweight boxer, extended his 100 per cent record to 23 victories with a seventh round stoppage win over American Richard Srtewart at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia.

The victory over Nakash's 17th inside the distance.

Nakash, 31, is scheduled to fight again on April 29 at the Nokia Hall in his home city of Haifa, but no opponent has yet been named.

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Mancunia widen gap at top of MJSL Premier Division

April 1, 2010

Republic of Mancunia opened a six point lead at the top of the Manchester Jewish Soccer League's Joan Collins Premier Division after thumping Crumpsall 6-1.

Paul Basger (2), Yochai Zorno, Ben Blackston, Darren Loofe and Anthony Bloch completed their 10th win of the campaign against a Crumpsall side that have no wins from 13 games.

Goals from Mike Gastwirth (2), Simi Hibbert (2), Uri Steinberg (2) and Matt Jacobs earned Broughton Park a 7-1 win over Sporting JLGB. Danny Jacobs grabbed a consolation.

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Israel start Euro campaign against Malta

By Simon Griver, April 1, 2010

Israel will hope for a flying start to their Euro 2012 qualifiers at home to Malta in early September.

The fixture news comes on the heels of the appointment of manager Luis Fernandez as the successor to Dror Kashtan.

The easy looking opener will be followed by a much tougher fixture in Georgia on September 7.

There will be two crucial games the following month as Israel host Croatia before travelling to Greece a few days later.

"There are no easy games in football but it is vital we win our first two games," Fernandez said. "Then we can think about Croatia and Greece."

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