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Brady back at the summit

January 28, 2010

Brady Maccabi A returned to the top Maccabi Masters League Division One after thumping London Maccabi Lions A 8-0. Nick Collins (2), Jon Cohen (2), David Rose (2), Laurence Beck and Mark Wagman were the marksmen.

Ollie Olsen and Mark Powell earned South Manx a 2-2 draw against Faithfold. Goals from Mark Kingston (2) and Richard Fox helped EDRS Stonegrove maintain their Division two title charge with a 3-2 win over Glenthorne United B. Laurence Lambert and Adam Lennard replied.

Norstar beat Temple Fortune 3-1 with goals from Steve Feiger, David Coburn and Richard Kleiner.

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Joshua Newman trampoline win

January 28, 2010

Joshua Newman won the Under 13 Eastern Region Trampoline Grading Competition at Brentwood school sports centre.

A pupil at Clore Tikva, Newman, 11, performed a top score of 8.6 in the compulsory routine and equally impressive 8.3 in the voluntary routine.

He finished first by some distance with an impressive total of 46.2.

Newman (inset) was the only participant to pass the grade on the day. This will enable him to compete at a higher level in future.

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De Ridder injured in Hapoel Tel Aviv debut

By Simon Griver, January 28, 2010

Daniel De Ridder lasted just 16 minutes in his Hapoel Tel Aviv debut, a goalless draw against defending champions Maccabi Haifa on Monday.

Having joined on loan from Wigan last week, De Ridder came off the bench in the 66th minute at Kiryat Eliezer but had to be substituted eight minutes from time, needing five stitches after a clash of heads with Maccabi’s John Culma.

De Ridder expects to be fit for the weekend game against Maccabi Netanya.

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Roger Bruck takes gold in Indoor Pentathlon

January 28, 2010

Roger Bruck took gold in the British Masters Indoor Pentathlon Championships at Picketts Lock.

Competing in the first major Indoor Athletics meeting of the season, Bruck, representing the Southern Counties, came first in the seven-hour competition with a score of just under 3,000 points.

Following a reasonable start in the 60 metres hurdles, he put in a disappointing long jump, an event where he has won the British Masters title on three occasions. A much-improved performance in the shot put, was followed by a personal best in the high jump.

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Lions still contenders for MSFL title

By James Martin, January 28, 2010

LONDON MACCABI LIONS A 3-1 HENDON UNITED A

Lions showed they are still contenders for the Premier Division title after a rusty-looking Hendon were put to the sword by Max Fieldgrass, Yoav Lebens and Mike Pearson.

An even opening half-hour saw Avidan Last, alone up front, shoot just wide for Hendon whilst Avi Schwarz’s curling shot was palmed away by Danny Berliner at the other end, before the Lions took the lead just before half-time. Fieldgrass received a through ball from Sam Arghebant and clipped past Berliner at his near post.

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Faithfold cling to top spot in MSFL

By Danny Caro, January 28, 2010

Faithfold A came from 3-1 down to remain joint top of the Premier Division after beating basement battlers Glenthorne United A 5-3. Paul Lenchner (2), Daryl Phillips, James Taylor and Alex Taylor were the scorers for Faithfold.

Strikes from Nick Astaire, David Dinkin and Jonathan Green helped London Maccabi Lions B’s beat Hendon United B 3-1.

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Neasden blame injury for poor cup performance

By Danny Caro, January 28, 2010

North West Neasden A boss Jamie Cole blamed poor fitness for a defeat which dashed their hopes of becoming the first Maccabi League team to win five cups in a season.

Last season’s double winners suffered their first defeat of the campaign as they were eliminated from the London Challenge Cup, losing 3-1 to Vista in the third round. Lee Cash scored for Neasden.

Cole said: “Even though we lacked in terms of fitness due to a lack of games, we still had the chances.

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Casspi chosen for Rookies All-Stars

By Simon Griver, January 27, 2010

Sacramento Kings forward Omri Casspi is on the list of nine players selected for the NBA Rookies All-Star team.

The Rookies, the best first-year players, will take on the Sophomores, the best second-year players in Dallas on February 12 as part of the annual NBA All-Star showpiece event.

Casspi, 21 and standing 6ft 8", became the first Israeli ever to play in the NBA when he was chosen as number 23 in the draft last summer. The former Maccabi Tel Aviv player signed a three-year contract with the Kings worth $3.5 million.

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Liverpool: We won't sell Benayoun

By Danny Caro, January 27, 2010

Liverpool have today dismissed reports that Israel midfielder Yossi Benayoun will join Dynamo Moscow.

The Russian club have made a £7 million offer for Benayoun and are understood to be offering him a three-year contract, with the option of a fourth year, on terms of about £40,000 a week.

And although Dynamo claim that they agreed personal terms Benayoun’s agent, a Liverpool spokesman confirmed: “The player is not for sale, it's as simple as that.”

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Wingate & Finchley our of Ryman League Cup

By Danny Caro, January 27, 2010

A James Gershfield double could not prevent Wingate & Finchley from going out of the Championship Managers Ryman League Cup after they were beaten 3-2 by Canvey Island.

Travelling to the freezing Essex coast for this last 16 tie against Ryman Premier Division opposition, .manager Dave Norman made a number of changes with three tough league matches ahead rested Craig Ellis, among others. These changes allowed places for Gershfield up front.

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