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Bornstein and Feilhaber make USA World Cup squad

By James Martin, May 27, 2010

Former Maccabiah aces Jonathan Bornstein and Benny Feilhaber will both grace the ultimate world stage after earning selection for the USA squad at next month's World Cup.

Bornstein, 25, appears to have benefited from staying in the MLS, where he has become a regular at Chivas- formerly coached by national manager Bob Bradley.

And Feilhaber, who was a late addition to the 30-man squad after only just recovering from a long-term injury for his club side Aarhus of Denmark, was a surprise inclusion. Both are hoping to start against England in a little of two weeks' time.


Peer reaches round two at French Open

By Simon Griver, May 26, 2010

Shahar Peer had an easy straight sets victory against Nuria Llagostera Vives (205) in the first round of the French Open.

Seeded 18, the Israeli took just 24 minutes to win the first set 6-1 against the Spanish qualifier. Peer met more stubborn resistance in the second set, which she eventually won 6-4 in 45 minutes.

Peer is scheduled to play another qualifier - Bethanie Mattek-Sands (125) of the US - in the second round. Assuming it goes to the formbook, Peer would go into a potential third round clash against 13th seed Marion Bartoli of France as the underdog.


Team GB run riot in final EMFT warm-up

By Danny Caro, May 26, 2010

Preparations remain on track for the defence of the European Maccabi Football Trophy after another comfortable victory, this time at the hands of Premiership opposition in the shape of London Maccabi Lions B at Rowley Lane.

Man-of-the-Match Nicky Woolf went one better than his four goals on Sunday with a five goal salvo, perfectly exploiting Lions high back-line in a 9-0 success.

Woolf's first goal came after two minutes after Joel Lassman won the ball out wide and played the in-form striker through to hit home from the tightest of angles.


Benayoun sees his future at Chelsea

By Simon Griver, May 24, 2010

Liverpool midfielder Yossi Benayoun has told friends in the Israel national team that he expects to move to Chelsea over the summer.

Benayoun said: "(Carlo) Ancelotti wants me for next season and now everything depends on Liverpool. Chelsea will have to pay £6 million but I believe that in the end I'll be moving there."

Benayoun has spent the past week training in Israel under new national team coach Luis Fernandez. However, he was released on Sunday from Israel's away friendlies against Uruguay and Chile over the next week


MSFL round-up

By Danny Caro, May 24, 2010

Defending champions North West Neasden A must avoid defeat against London Maccabi Lions A on Wednesday night’s JC MSFL Premier Division decider after both teams won their penultimate matches on Sunday.

Goals from supersub Danny Daggers and Daniel Cole earned NWN a 2-1 win against Redbridge Jewish Care A. Steve Summers replied.

NWN joint-manager Jamie Cole said: “We now need to go to Rowley Lane and put in one last performance.

“I wan to thank Dan Cole for his contribution to Neasden over the last three seasons. The team wish him the best of luck in New York.”


MAL edge past LMV 2nd

May 24, 2010

MAL scraped home by one wicket in their Middlesex Sunday Cricket League Division Three match against London Maccabi Vale 2nds on Sunday despite a fairly woeful bowling and fielding display.

Vale skipper Jon Lederman called correctly and opted to bat on a blisteringly hot day. The openers, Jeremy Harris, and Mark Spanjar started well but circumspectly against Yoav Lebens and Tony Wise. Spanjar survived a strong appeal for caught behind before he was trapped in front by Wise for 13 to leave the score at 30-1 in the 10th over.


Centurion Brand leads LMV home

May 24, 2010

A superb unbeaten 165 from captain Adam Brand earned London Maccabi Vale 1st their first victory in Middlesex Sunday League Division Two as they demolished Birkbeck College by 112 runs.

LMV openers Danny Caro and Richard Black made a steady start against a College team who, due to late arrivals, took to the field with eight players for the first couple of overs.


Cricket Scoreboard

May 24, 2010



London Maccabi Vale 1st 305-3 Adam Brand 165 not out, Richard Black 35

Birkbeck College 195 Jon Galloway 3-14

LMV won by 110 runs


Kensington & Chelsea 74 Richie Wienburg 3-12, Jonathan Evans 3-28

Belmont & Edgware 1st XI 75-2 Ashley Connick 52 not out

BECC won by 8 wickets

London Maccabi Vale 2nd 223-7 Jeremy Harris 59, Scott Gerrard 54, Jonathan Cantor 33

MAL 224-9 Grant Traub 38 not out, Mark Landau 30, Pinty Baddiel 30 Jonathan Lederman 4-37, Jonathan Freedman 3-38

MAL won by 1 wicket


Connick steers BECC 1st home

May 24, 2010

Belmont and Edgware 1sts continued their unbeaten start to the Middlesex Sunday Cricket League season with a comprehensive eight-wicket victory away to Kensington & Chelsea.

K&C were also unbeaten coming into the game, and the home side won the toss and had no hesitation batting first on the hottest day of the year.

Jonathan Evans and Ashley Connick opened the bowling and removed the top order, sharing four wickets in the opening burst.


BECC 2nd overcome North Harrow

May 24, 2010

Belmont and Edgware 2nds ran out comfortable winners in a friendly against North Harrow.

Stand-in skipper Adam Goldman lost the toss but his side proceeded to rip through their opponents’ batting line-up.

Goldman took 3-10 and his opening partner Yaniv Jennings returned figures of 2-10. They made way for Gideon Matlin (2-12) and Lawrence Jeffries (3-11), who cleaned up the lower order, leaving North Harrow all out for 55.