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Sela to face Federer at US Open

By Danny Caro, August 30, 2011

Dudi Sela will play Roger Federer in the second round of the US Open after coming through a five-set thriller at Flushing Meadows.

Sela came from two sets down to beat world No. 35 Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 4-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-0.

Federer breezed through his first-round clash against Santiago Giraldo in straight sets.


Maccabi Tel Aviv to play Stoke

By Danny Caro, August 30, 2011

Maccabi Tel Aviv have been drawn against Stoke City in the group stage of the Europa League.

Maccabi will travel to Britannia on October 20 in what will be the third group match for both teams.

Tony Pulis’s troops visit Tel Aviv for the return match on November 3.

Besiktas and Dynamo Kiev complete the group.

Maccabi start their campaign against Besiktas in Turkey on September 15.


Season 2011/12: Week One fixtures

By Danny Caro, August 29, 2011

Defending champions Redbridge Jewish Care A start season 2011/12 with a tough looking fixture at North London Raiders A, while Hendon A, last season's runners-up, take on newly-promoted FC Team A.


Southgate Harmen A vs North West Neasden A
North London Raiders A vs Redbridge Jewish Care A
FC Team A vs Hendon United Sports Club A


Shachar all made up for world glory

By James Masters, August 25, 2011

Shachar Head loves doing her hair and make-up like any other teenage girl – but she's the only one with the Max Factor when it comes to powerlifting.

Born three months premature at just 2lbs 13oz, Head has grown to emerge as the most promising talent in the sport after breaking every world record on offer.

But while she's in the gym every day pumping iron alongside fully grown men with bul


Peer looks to prosper in NY

By Simon Griver, August 25, 2011

Shahar Peer's prepararations for next week's US Open suffered a blow as she sank to an embarrassing defeat at the Texas Open.

Peer, who is ranked 24 in the world, was blown away by Sweden's Johanna Larsson 6-2 6-4.

Larsson, who sits 40 places below Peer in the rankings, was just the latest player to inflict more pain on the Israeli.

Having defeated Anastasiya Yakimova (84) of Belarus in t


Team GB shine once again in US

August 25, 2011

Robert Dos Santos led the charge as Maccabi GB claimed 12 medals at the JCC Games in Philadelphia.

Swimming sensation Dos Santos grabbed gold in the 200m fly and also picked up three silvers and four bronze in the pool.

Kate Peters claimed three bronze and Libby Walker bagged a silver as the Brits made a big splash stateside.

Meanhwile, GB's football team retained their gold medal as they


Smiles for FC Team as Moss does Dad proud

By David Gold, August 25, 2011

There was an emotional and fitting tribute to the late Peter Moss as FC Team drew 2-2 with a Tottenham legends XI in an entertaining memorial game for the MSFL Premier Division side's former President.

A Tottenham team including Steve Sedgley, Andy Sinton and Justin Edinburgh all turned out but it was Peter's son, Gideon, who stole the show.


MJSL ready to bloom - Rose

By James Masters, August 25, 2011

Paul Rose believes the future's bright going into the 63rd year of the MJSL.

Joint vice-chairman Rose, who will continue to oversee secretarial duties within the MJSL, is full of excitement ahead of the new campaign.

Broughton, Republic of Mancunia 2nd and Leeds Maccabi 3rd are new entrants to the division.

"Hopes are high as we have 11 teams in the MJSL this season," said Rose.

"We h


Davis backs Lustgarten memorial

By James Masters, August 25, 2011

Former Westdene boss Steve Davis insists the 2011 Ryan Lustgarten Shield will be a huge success – despite two MJSL teams being forced to withdraw from the competition.

Republic of Mancunia and Crumpsall had accepted an invitation to play in Monday's tournament before the MJSL fixture list had been published.

But both clubs have reluctantly declined to field a side after being handed two le


Sporting chance the key for Gav

By James Masters, August 25, 2011

Gavin Sharpe reckons his Sporting JLGB team will be 'ten times better' as they go in search of MJSL glory.

Sporting, who take on title favourites Republic of Mancunia in their opening game on Sunday, are in confident mood after a successful end to last season.

Sharpe's side flew up the table following a slow start to the season before crushing Crumpsall in the final of the Tony Cohen Memoria