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MAL well beaten

By Danny Caro, June 7, 2010

Middlesex Sunday Cricket League Division 3

MAL 215 (39.1 overs) Y Lebens 92, M Aziz 31, Niam 5-28

Harrow St Mary's 216/5 (35 overs) Aitken 63, Soosay 56, Kandia 33*, Klinger 3-51, Wise 1-25, Landau 1-59

MAL produced a woeful performance to collapse to a five-wicket defeat against Harrow St Mary's, dropping eight straightforward catches in the process.

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Cricket scoreboard

By Danny Caro, June 7, 2010

MIDDLESEX SUNDAY CRICKET LEAGUE

DIVISION 2

London Maccabi Vale 1st 224-9 Adam Brand 74, Mark Bott 38, Danny Caro 30

Wycombe House 177 Ryan Kangisser 3-37

LMV won by 47 runs

DIVISION 3

MAL 215 Yoav Lebens 92, Mark Aziz 31

Harrow St Mary's 216-5 Michael Klinger 3-51

MAL lost by 5 wickets

Haryom 150 Jonathan Freedman 3-22, Simon Renshaw 3-40

London Maccabi Vale 2nd XI 151-9 Nigel Rothband 93

LMV won by 1 wicket

MACCABI NATIONAL KNOCKOUT CUP

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Barnet 161 Richard Carlowe 32, Richard Berman 30, Danny Myers 4-16

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Injured Foreman loses world boxing crown

By Danny Caro, June 7, 2010

Yuri Foreman lost his WBA Light Middleweight title on a ninth-round TKO against Miguel Cotto at the Yankee Stadium on Saturday night.

The student rabbi suffered a bizarre injury after slipping twice on a wet canvass in the 7th round. The fall caused Foreman, 29, to twist his right knee, which was already in a brace from a previous injury. With only one leg to stand on, Foreman became a sitting duck and was unable to demonstrate his usual speed and mobility against Puerto Rican Cotto.

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Foreman to defend boxing title

By Mike Sinclair, June 3, 2010

Yuri Foreman, the world boxing champion student rabbi, will be following in the footsteps of the legends when he makes the first defence of his WBA light-middleweight title against Miguel Cotto at the Yankee Stadium tomorrow.

It will be the first fight there since Muhammad Ali retained his heavyweight crown against Ken Norton in 1976.

The fight comes 11 months after Foreman beat Daniel Santos on points in Las Vegas to become the first observant Jew to win a world boxing title for 70 years.

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Peer set to be 'best ever' Israeli tennis player

By Simon Griver, June 3, 2010

Shahar Peer is set to become the highest-ever ranked Israeli tennis player after reaching the fourth round of the French Open.

A straight-sets defeat against top seed Serena Williams could not dampen a week where Peer will move up to 14 in the WTA rankings, surpassing Anna Smashnova's best ranking of 15, and her own career high of 15 achieved in January 2007.

Seeded 18, Peer played superb tennis to beat 13th seed Marion Bartoli 7-6, 6-2 in the third round but could not repeat the performance against Williams who won 6-2, 6-2 in 67 minutes.

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Ladies success at golf tournament

June 3, 2010

Coombe Hill and Hartsbourne were this week toasting success after taking the top team titles at the 14th Ladies National Tournament at Hartsbourne Country Club.

Coombe Hill won the Team Gross Trophy while the host club claimed the Team Nett.

One hundred and 17 lady golfers from 13 teams competed at a competition that has gone from strength to strength, and is the only tournament where ladies from Jewish Golf Clubs and Societies all over the UK and Ireland have a chance to compete with each other.

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Keterman lifts NW Neasden

By Danny Caro, June 3, 2010

A four-goal blast from TJ Keterman helped North West Neasden B clinch the runners-up spot in Division One after they demolished Brady Maccabi 8-1.

Needing a draw to finish behind champions North London Raiders A, Keterman put Neasden ahead early on. Lee Platt levelled things up with a sublime strike from 35 yards but Keterman soon restored Neasden's advantage, completing a first-half hat-trick. Bradley Sharpe, Ryan Sher, Alex Bowman, Nicky Skone and Keterman completed the rout.

NWN joint-manager Sammy Carr said: "We blew the league ourselves but are now back where we belong."

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Interview: John Gregory

June 3, 2010

The writing was on the wall for Nazareth long before their 7-0 capitulation to Hapoel Ramat Gan on a remarkable last day of the Israeli season. Relegation was assured a week before, but the signs had not looked good for a while.

Teetering on bankruptcy, losing heavily every week on the pitch whilst enduring the racism that follows clubs like Bnei Sakhnin, who proudly claim an Israeli-Arab identity, it had been a miserable season.

But there was one shining light, one that has enthralled fans, not to mention the media: the tongue-in-cheek stoicism of their English manager.

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Katz returns to Team GB table tennis

June 3, 2010

Dov Katz will spearhead Team GB's table tennis challenge at next year's European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

The Maccabi stalwart will manage the team and co-chair the sport alongside Lee Vandermolen.

Stephen Gooblar (Junior manager), Eli Baraty (head coach) and Jade Blasse (Assistant-coach) also have key roles. Mel Davidson, the national Maccabi GB table tennis chair, will join the management team as an advisor.

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MSFL Rep team stripped of cup and manager sacked

By Danny Caro, June 3, 2010

● Rep Team boss sacked after fielding ineligible players● His players are told to give back the cup and medals
● The league is fined and warned about its conduct

The MSFL Rep Team's recent London Inter-Cup success has been wiped from the record books after they were found guilty of fielding ineligible players in the final and ordered to return the trophy.

As revealed on May 21, MSFL chairman David Wolff reported the Rep team after Sam Sloma and Aron Barnes played in the 3-2 victory. Prior to the decision, the MSFL management committee dismissed Jamie Cole as Rep team manager.

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