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MAL clinch promotion

By Danny Caro, August 16, 2010

MAL clinched promotion to Division Two of the Middlesex Sunday Cricket League with a clinical display against Belmont & Edgware 1sts.

With the pitch at Camdenians looking green and damp, it was somewhat surprising that BECC skipper Ashley Connick elected to bat on winning the toss. He and fellow opener Alex Goodman played steadily enough before Mark Landau trapped Connick LBW in front with an inswinger.

Josh Burke picked up the second wicket - having bowled some hostile stuff at both batsmen he produced a snorter that clipped the top of Averbuch's off stump.

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Golden wonders: GB kids in American gold rush

August 12, 2010

Great Britain's 'Golden Generation' swept all before them at the JCC Maccabi Games after an all-conquering performance in the United States.

The 36-strong squad won an incredible 99 medals including 47 golds following a hugely successful tournament in Denver.

The Track and Field team achieved a record haul of 24 golds as every member returned home with a medal.

Abbi Pinnick led the Swimming squad to success as each competitor managed a place on the podium after collecting 36 medals between them.

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Gold blast gives Lions extra bite

August 12, 2010

Tony Gold has told his London Lions he will not tolerate another defensive horror show following the opening day draw at Bedford.

Despite taking a two-goal lead inside the first 12 minutes, the Lions were unable to make the most of their advantage and needed a late equaliser from James Gershfield to rescue a point.

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Shahar Peer training with Navratilova coach for US Open

By Simon Griver, August 12, 2010

Shahar Peer has enlisted the help of Martina Navratilova's former coach ahead of her US Open campaign later this month.

The 23-year-old Israeli began training last week with Craig Kardon, a top coach who has also previously worked with Jennifer Capriati and most recently Anna Ivanovic.

Kardon will begin working permanently with Peer after the US Open if the partnership proves productive. Peer's declared target is to reach the world's top ten.

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Avram Grant: 'at home' at West Ham

By James Masters, August 12, 2010

Avram Grant has revealed that he feels right at home in London's East End ahead of West Ham's opening Premier League game of the season.

The former Israel coach, who replaced Gianfranco Zola at Upton Park last month, begins his reign with a trip to managerless Aston Villa on Saturday.

The Hammers endured a wretched season fighting against relegation last time around but Grant is adamant the feel-good factor surrounding the club has given everyone a newfound confidence.

"Life is very good and I feel as if I have been here at Upton Park for many years," he said.

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Uefa ready to home in on Hapoel

By Simon Griver, August 12, 2010

Hapoel Tel Aviv are facing home heartache after being warned that their Bloomfield Stadium is unfit to hold Champions League Group matches.

Uefa has told the Israeli side that they must play their games at the National Stadium in Ramat Gan should they succeed in defeating Red Bull Salzburg in their play-off clash.

Hapoel, who travel to Austria for the first leg next Wednesday, are set to appeal before they host the return game on August 24.

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Bolton boss Coyle 'pleased with' Tamir Cohen

By James Masters, August 12, 2010

Tamir Cohen has been tipped to take the Premier League by storm after fighting his way back to full fitness.

The Bolton star has been in impressive form during pre-season and has warmed up for Saturday's opener against Fulham by scoring goals for fun.

Cohen was forced to undergo a mi nor operation at the start of the summer after being forced the end of the season with a niggling injury.

But the 26-year-old has already got manager Owen Coyle excited with the Bolton boss expecting great things from the Israel international.

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Chelsea star Yossi Benayoun on why he turned down Ajax

By James Masters, August 12, 2010

Yosssi Benayoun has lifted the lid on his childhood torment after silencing his doubters with a dream move to Chelsea.

As a teenager, Benayoun was fiercely criticised for turning down the chance to join Dutch side Ajax and supposedly throwing away the opportunity of a lifetime.

At just 16, the talented midfielder was already one of the most talked about youngsters in European football and enjoyed a successful trial with the Amsterdam club.

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Caplan fires Vale into final

By James Masters, August 9, 2010

Daniel Caplan produced a stunning rearguard innings to propel London Maccabi Vale 2nds into final of the Maccabi National Knockout Cup Final following a nervy London derby.

Caplan hit 61 to help his side record a three wicket win over MAL at Old Camdeniens with team-mate Andrew Greenwall Cohen scoring an unbeaten 41 as the pair recorded an unbroken stand of 86.

Chasing 154 for victory, Vale looked comfortable at 12 without loss before a shocking collapse saw them slump to 36-6.

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Belmont and Edgware through to final

By James Masters, August 9, 2010

Belmont and Edgware 1sts overcame the challenge of South Manchester in a pulsating affair to book their place in the final of the Maccabi National Knockout Cup Final.

The Londoners made just 97 with Oli Simons hitting a top score of 48 as the home side’s bowlers gave their visitors a rude awakening.

Mike Filson grabbed 5-13 and Dan Paul took 3-33 but the hosts were unable to chase down their victory target, finishing 37 runs short thanks to some impressive bowling from Stuart Davis and Richie Wienburg.

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