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Hit-girl Hagar retains title

By Mike Sinclair, November 4, 2010

Hagar Shmoulefeld Finer pulled off the best win of her career as she exacted revenge over Germany's Julia Sahin to retain her Women's International Boxing Federation world bantamweight title in Ontario, Canada.

Tel Aviv-born Finer, 25, took a unanimous decision as she avenged a 10-round majority points defeat by Sahin in Hamburg in 2006.

The judges scored 98-92, 97-92, and 96-94 in favour Finer, who has now won 22, lost seven and drawn three times in her eight-year career while 36-year-old Sahin was beaten for only the second time in 22 professional fights.

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Ice-cool Arghebant gives Kennet breathing space

November 4, 2010

Eilon Kennet, the Lions manager, cut a relieved figure after a last-ditch goal from Sam Arghebant earned them a 3-2 victory over last season's champions and helped them leapfrog their illustrious rivals.
Both teams went into the game in unfamiliar territory, rooted towards the bottom of the table with just one win between them in eight games.

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Sporting JLGB stun title favourites

By Danny Caro, November 3, 2010

Basement battles Sporting JLGB caused one of the biggest upsets in recent MJSL history after beating title chasing Hyde Park Rovers in a nine-goal thriller.

Rovers went into the game on the back of a 2-2 midweek draw against Oakhill, a match which saw them drop points for the first time this season, but they had no answer to an improving Sporting JLGB

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MJSL review

By James Masters, November 3, 2010

Basement battlers Sporting JLGB caused shock of the day in the latest round of MJSL matches after becoming the first team to beat title hopefuls Hyde Park Rovers this season.

Rovers, who dropped their first points of the season in last Wednesday’s draw with Oakhill, found themselves 4-1 down before David James and player-manager Phillip Braham drew them level at the death.

But with seconds remaining, Uri Steinberg scrambled home his second of the game to give Sporting an unlikely win to end Rovers’ unbeaten record.

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Maccabi Masters review

By Danny Caro, November 3, 2010

Faithfold are joint-top of the Maccabi Masters League Division One. Strikes from Joel Nathan (2), Darren Gurner (2) Russell Rich and Nick Davis helped them go top by virtue of goals scored after they thumped Hendon Harriers 6-1.

Brady Maccabi A leapfrogged title rivals North London Raiders with an impressive 5-1 victory. Mark Wagman (4) and Scott Ansher getting the goals. Ilan Ovits netted Raiders’ consolation.

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South Manchester rediscover winning formula

By Danny Caro, November 3, 2010

South Manchester 1st finally found their scoring touch against bottom of the table Accenture,and avoided being dragged into a relegation tussle in the process.

True to form, as happened last week, a chance was missed in the first minute when a Jacobs cross was somehow missed by the South forwards.

Ultimately it was not to affect the result but after missing a number of chances it was no surprise when South fell to the usual sucker punch conceding to a set piece after 30 minutes.

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Hapoel claims historic point

By Danny Caro, November 3, 2010

Eli Guttman, the manager of Hapoel Tel Aviv, was left with mixed emotions after his team claimed their first ever Champions League point against Schalke at the Bloomfield Stadium on Tuesday night.

Having lost their first three matches in Group B, the Israeli champions restored some pride in a goalless draw against team containing the likes of Raul, Klaus Jan Huntelaar and Jefferson Farfan.

Guttman said: “It is a great honour for an Israeli side to be able to stand up to a club as big as Schalke, yet I’m still leaving with a slight taste of disappointment.”

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Liverpool give trial to Omri Altman

By Danny Caro, November 2, 2010

Maccabi Tel Aviv youth team captain Omri Altman will arrive at Liverpool with a huge weight on his shoulders. Invited by manager Roy Hodgson for a week-long trial, he has been compared to Reds captain Steven Gerrard in his native Israel.

Altman's trial comes just as new Liverpool owner John Henry told Hodgson that he must develop young players rather than buy expensive new ones.

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Olim League week four review

By Danny Caro, November 1, 2010

A month in and the JC Olim League in Israel is starting to take shape. Jerusalem kick-started their season with a well-deserved 3-2 victory over Aviv City at Tel Aviv University on Saturday night.

The capital city side had the better of the opening exchanges with Jonny Hadi and Ori Kobi dominating the middle of the park. But, it was Aviv City who opened the scoring halfway through the first period. Raz Bauer tool advantage of a goalkeeping error to put the home side one up. Jerusalem hit back though before the break, David Zackon lashing home a left-footed shot.

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Gloves are off as Salita aims for redemption

By Mike Sinclair, October 29, 2010

Dmitriy Salita is set to exoricse the demons of his Amir Khan nightmare by challenging for the IBA world welterweight title.

Salita, 28, who was crushed by Bolton’s Khan last December, will take on Mike Anchondo in a bid to get his career back on track.

The Brooklyn-based Jewish boxer will meet 28-year-old Anchondo, winner of 30 of his 33 fights, at Roseland Ballroom in Times Square, New York.

Salita’s own company, Salita Promotions, have teamed up with Universal Boxing to stage the show and has also enlisted the services of legendary trainer Emanuel Steward.

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