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Richard Goodman on the up

January 13, 2011

Richard Goodman's first race back after injury could hardly have been tougher, but in it he proved he can hold his own against the very best runners from Europe and America.

The event was the 8.2km Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country, televised live on BBC. The starting line-up included Mo Farah, European 5,000m and 10,000m champion, and nine-time European Cross Country champion Sergiy Lebid of Ukraine.

Coming 27th overall behind winner Mo Farah, Goodman, 17, came third amongst the Under 23s, beaten by a 21-year-old and a 20-year-old respectively.

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Michael Klinger ready to cash in on IPL

By James Masters, January 13, 2011

Michael Klinger is set to become the first Jewish cricketer to compete in the Indian Premier League after being snapped up by new boy's Kochi.

The South Australia skipper will earn around $75,000 after signing
a two-year deal with Geoff Lawson's franchise and will team up with the likes of legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan and Sri Lanka star Mahela Jaywardene.

The Twenty20 tournament, which will run from April 8 to May 28, is in its fourth year and has already
transformed the game on the sub-continent.

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King Kaye can be a Faithfold great

January 13, 2011

Daryl Phillips described Alex Kaye as the perfect midfielder after his fantastic five-goal salvo destroyed Southgate Harmen A and rekindled his team's title hopes.

Standing in for manager Zuriel Solomon, who was away on honeymoon, Phillips, the assistant manager, could only stand back in admiration following an exhilarating display from last season's MJSL Player of the Season.

Kaye, a summer signing from Oakhill Lions, marked his return to top-flight action with a powerhouse display that simply blew Harmen away.

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Double delight for Brady

January 13, 2011

Strikes from Scott Ansher and Jason Sears extended Brady Maccabi's lead at the top of Maccabi Masters League Division One as they overcame nearest rivals North London Raiders 2-0.

Division Two table-toppers Glenthorne United B suffered their first defeat of the season, going down 5-0 to London Maccabi Lions. Marc Morris (3), David Price and Stuart Coutts were the marksmen.

EDRS Stonegrove, last season's champions, were edged out 3-2 by South Mancs B. Marc Schneiderman (2) and Simon Davidson netted for Mancs whilst Martin Seifert and Mark Kingston registered for EDRS.

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Super Sidi helps England FC

January 13, 2011

A wonder goal from Yoni Sidi helped England FC maintain their 100 per cent record as they edged past Jerusalem in the battle between last season's top two finishers.

Jerusalem were well marshalled by Dan Kosky and Danny Newman. The deadlock was finally broken in the 82nd minute when Sidi rifled in a free kick from 35 yards into the top corner.

Richard Pater, the Jerusalem manager, said "We are, of course, disappointed not to have taken at least a point."

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Australian Open is a win-win

By Simon Griver, January 13, 2011

Shahar Peer will achieve her dream of a top 10 ranking after the Australian Open, providing she can avoid a disastrous early exit in the first grand slam tournament of the year.

The Israeli was boosted earlier this week when she rose to a career high ranking of 12, the highest placing ever of any Israeli tennis player.

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Tamir Cohen's Bolton Cup joy

By Simon Griver, January 13, 2011

Tamir Cohen made his first start of the season for Bolton in the 2-0 FA Cup victory over Conference side York at the Reebok, less than 48 hours after returning from Israel where he was mourning the death of his father, Avi.

The Israeli midfielder played an hour of the third round tie. He said: "I hadn't trained for two and a half weeks so did well to last an hour."

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Scott Parker: We’re right behind Avram Grant

By Danny Caro, January 13, 2011

The West Ham players are right behind manager Avram Grant, according to midfielder Scott Parker.

The Israeli masterminded Tuesday night’s 2-1 Carling Cup first leg victory over Birmingham amid continued speculation about his future.

One game away from a final at Wembley, unbeaten in seven and with key players returning from Wembley, Parker says that the team is on the up.

Parker said: “Avram's demeanour seems quite relaxed and chilled out. I think that filters down to the players.

"The lads are fighting as much as the gaffer is fighting. We're all in the same corner.

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JC MSFL Matchday 18 preview

By Danny Caro, January 12, 2011

The Jewish FA Cup resumes with three mouth-watering ties coming in the Peter Morrison Trophy. Danny Caro looks ahead to all the big match actions.

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Blackman signs new deal with Blackburn

By Jennifer Lipman, January 12, 2011

Nick Blackman has signed a new two-and-a-half-year deal at Blackburn Rovers.

Blackman, 21, recently returned to Ewood Park following a spell at Motherwell.

The former Maccabiah star scored 10 goals in the SPL.

Blackman has now joined Aberdeen for the rest of the season, linking up with Craig Brown, the former Scotland and Motherwell manager, now in charge at Pittodrie.

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