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Brady Maccabi close in on the playoffs

May 13, 2010

Brady Maccabi A are just one game away from a title playoff with Glenthorne A after they demolished London Maccabi Lions A 8-0 in the Maccabi Masters League Division One. Mark Wagman (3), Scott Ansher (2), Jonny Cohen, Jon Feldman and David Rose were the marksmen.

Faithfold, who are also the opponents in the Henry Swerner Cup final at Wingate on Sunday evening, lie between Brady and a title decider.

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U15 Israel football tour of Prague

May 13, 2010

SQUASH Israel finished third at the Under 15 European Team tournament in Prague.

Seeded fourth, they set out to defy the form book, led by Millfield scholar Daniel Poleshchuk. Reaching the quarter-finals, the team was drawn against the second seeded and highly-fancied French team.

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Monjack stays at Chelsea

May 13, 2010

Sam Monjack (right) has had his contract with Chelsea renewed for a further 12 months. The central midfielder, 13, has been with the Blues for six years and will now play for Chelsea Under 14s.

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Faithfold ready to dethrone Neasden

By Danny Caro, May 13, 2010

Less than 24 hours after the FA Cup final, North West Neasden A will look to retain the Peter Morrison National Trophy against Premier Division rivals Faithfold A.

The teams came through tough semi-finals with Neasden beating their B team 3-1 with goals from Ben Ellis (2) and Tony Keterman. A brace from David Lederman steered Faithfold past Hendon United A.

Neasden joint-manager Jamie Cole said: "It's a fantastic achievement to be in the final for our third consecutive season, something which I don't believe any team has ever achieved.

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MSFL chairman warns rebels

By Danny Caro, May 13, 2010

David Wolff, the MSFL chairman, has warned that there will be serious repercussions if dissenting players and managers continue personal attacks on the his committee and referees.

In his 40th year at the helm, Wolff, 65, said: "Personal attacks are totally unacceptable. If people sign up for the rules they must accept them. The rules don't extend to attacks on individuals and referees. These must stop immediately.

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MCC is set to tour Israel

May 13, 2010

The MCC have announced plans to tour Israel next year. Awaiting details, Stanley Perlman, chairman of the Israel Cricket Association, said: "It is very exciting and will be a wonderful trip. I hope the MCC brings some former international or county players."

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Hapoel Tel Aviv win Israeli FA Cup

May 12, 2010

Hapoel Tel Aviv beat Bnei Yehuda 3-1 to win the Israel FA Cup on Tuesday night.

35,000 fans at Ramat Gan National Stadium saw Gili Vermouth put Hapoel ahead in the 25th minute with a Douglas Da Silva own goal equalising in the 38th minute.

The game was decided on the stroke of half time when Bnei Yehuda's Nigerian goalkeeper Dele Ayenogba was sent off for bringing down Itay Schechter. Hapoel's Nigerian keeper Vincent Enyeama put the spot kick beyond former Barnet keeper Ran Kadoch who had come on as a substitute.

Vermouth put the game beoynd 10-man Bnei Yehuda in the 73 minute.

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Israel given Davis Cup boost

May 11, 2010

Israel’s chance of remaining in the Davis Cup World Group were given a boost today after being handed a relatively easy draw at home to Austria in September’s relegation playoff.

Dudi Sela (57) and Harel Levy (125) and doubles specialists Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich will be pitted against Jurgen Melzer (30) Daniel Koellerer (107) and Stefan Koubek (117).

Home advantage on the hard courts of Israel will make this an evenly balanced contest against the Austrians who prefer clay courts.

The tie will start a day early on September 16 to avoid playing on Yom Kippur.

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Grant favourite for West Ham job

By Simon Griver, May 11, 2010

Avram Grant is the odds-on favourite with Sky Bet to become the next manager of West Ham after Gianfranco Zola was sacked this morning.

The Hammers narrowly avoided relegation this season by finishing fourth from bottom in the Premier League, five points above Burnley, and owners David Sullian and David Gold have decided a change in manager was needed.

Current Portsmouth chief Grant was 5/1 with the Harrogate-based firm yesterday but a run of interest forced his odds to be slashed to 1/4, prior to this morning's news of Zola's departure.

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LMV bow out of Conference Cup

By Danny Caro, May 11, 2010

London Maccabi Vale bowed out of the Conference Cup following a 6 wickets defeat against Beaconsfield.

What was always going to be an impossible dream nearly turned into a fantastic reality thanks to a terrific new ball spell from Daniel Cohen and Saul Weitzman, who reduced the Home Counties League team to

2-4 in the 4th over of their reply chasing a very modest 148.

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