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Best yet for Goodman

By Brian Sacks, July 15, 2010

Richard Goodman registered his most prestigious track title in winning the English Schools 3,000m in Birmingham.

The Maccabiah double gold medallist from Stanmore fought a duel with Shaftesbury training partner Niall Flemming.


How little Mark and his pals aim to be a big hit in Denver

July 15, 2010

Maccabi GB's 44-srtrong squad is completing preparations ahead of a trip to Denver for the JCC Maccabi Games.

The delegation features 36 athletes and eight managers. There are high hopes for golfer Marc Brenner, 14, who is currently number two for his age in the county. Brenner is also the youngest junior vice-captain at Abridge Golf & Country Club. The Essex county squad member will become junior captain in October. The squad departs on July 29.

The delegation features 36 athletes and eight managers including Neil Taylor, the Manchester based athletics manager who was born in Belfast.


Wall reaches new heights

July 15, 2010

2016 Olympics hopeful Francesca Wall enjoyed success in two recent events.

Competing at the Harrogate Hydro, Wall, aged nine, took gold in her age group and broke the record for the highest points score in the competition's 10-year history. The performance took her up to level three, the highest for her age group, and she is now two levels away from Olympic qualification.


Hapoel joy

July 15, 2010

Hapoel Tel Aviv moved a step closer to the group stages of the Champions League after beating FK Zeljeznicar 5-0 in the second qualifying round first leg at Bloomfield Stadium. Ma’aran Lala (3), new signing Yossi Shivhon and an own goal put Hapoel in pole position ahead of Wednesday’s second leg in Sarajevo.


All change at Oldham

By Danny Caro, July 15, 2010

Simon Corney has taken over as chairman of Oldham Athletic after Simon Blitz left the club, along with director Danny Gazal.

Blitz cited personal and economic pressures for ending his seven-year association with the Latics after reportedly running up an eight-figure loss in that time.

Blitz said: "I don't feel I'm able to give the supporters the contribution they are looking for in the future."


Keinan set to be Blackpool's rock

By Simon Griver, July 15, 2010

Maccabi Haifa defender Dekel Keinan is set to clinch a dream move to the Premier League after agreeing a one-year deal with Blackpool.

Israeli international Keinan, 25 met Blackpool manager Ian Holloway last weekend before returning to Kibbutz Rosh Hanikra in northern Israel. He went back to Blackpool to undergo a medical before travelling with the team for their pre-season training camp in Ireland.


Israel well beaten by Guernsey at Euro Championships

By Danny Caro, July 14, 2010

Israel lost its second consecutive match at the European Division 2 Cricket Championships, going down by eight wickets to hosts Guernsey.

Following yesterday’s three-run defeat against Norway, a poor batting display saw Israel dismissed for 86 after 35.2 overs at Port Soif.

Guernsey cruised home, finishing on 90-2 after 23 overs with Stuart Le Provost finishing unbeaten on 42.

Israel have a rest day on Thursday before games on consecutive days against France, Gibraltar and Germany.


Sassienies seal Maccabi Tenpin Bowling title

By Danny Caro, July 14, 2010

Last night saw the final round of Maccabi Tenpin Bowling’s second league season at Dunstable.

The top two teams, The Sassienies and Little & Large, were neck and neck with only pinfall separating them. With Little & Large taking the first game 4-0, The Sassienies fought back to take the second game by the same margin.

Going into the last game, it was all to play for but The Sassienies, represented by sibling pair of Darren and Charlie Sassienie, held their nerve to take the final game 3-1 and win the match 11-5 to win the 2010 title.


Five-star Hapoel hammer Bosnians

By Simon Griver, July 14, 2010

Hapoel Tel Aviv moved a step closer to the group stages of the UEFA Champions League after thumping Bosnian champions FK Zeljeznicar 5-0 in the second qualifying round first leg at Bloomfield Stadium on Tuesday.

All the goals came in the first half as striker Ma'aran Lala grabbing a hat-trick. New signing Yossi Shivhon, who recently joined from Maccabi Tel Aviv, claimed a debut goal and an own goal from Mirsad Beslija completing the rout.

It should have been 6-0 but Walid Badir, the former Wimbledon player, missed a penalty in a match dominated by the home side.


Late collapse costs Israel at Euro Championships

By Danny Caro, July 14, 2010

Israel suffered an agonising three-run defeat in their ICC European Division 2 Championships opener against Norway in in Guernsey.

A dramatic late order collapse saw Israel lost five wickets for just 10 runs to fall just short at College Field. Chasing what looked a slightly below par Norwegian total of 204, a 6th wicket partnership of 61 between Gabriel Schachat and Yanik Razporker looked to have set up the win, before the intervention of Zaheer Ashiq.