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North London Raiders go top of League 2

By James Martin, November 19, 2009

Elliot Espinoza proved the matchwinner as North London Raiders B went top of Division Two following a see-saw encounter against London Maccabi Lions C at Rowley Lane.

With his side trailing to an early volley from Sam Rosenthal, Espinoza delivered the first of three moments of magic, levelling on 17 minutes with a stunning 25-yard volley after Lions had failed to clear their lines.

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MGBPFL Under 10s round-up

November 19, 2009

Hendon Hawks B came from behind three times to beat Brady Maccabi 6-4 in the MGBPFL Under 10 Division. Joshua Resnick (2), Matti Karp (2), Eli Meyer and Naim Cohen were the scorers.

Goals from George Goldberg (3), Adam Ellis, Gavriel Nussbaum, Samuel Gottlieb and Aaron Benjamin eased HMH Purple to a 7-1 win over AC Whetstone in the Under 13 Division One. Matthew Levene replied.

Jonti Aremband (2) and Ari Rogosnitsky earned HISHU Blue a point in a 3-3 draw against HISHU White.

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Masters round-up

November 19, 2009

Division One leaders Glenthorne United A extended their lead at the top to six points with a 4-1 win over South Mancunians. Jason Levy (2), Sid Shaw and Stewart Block scored. Darren Coon replied.

Marc Herman, Gideon Barnett, Dan Forman and an own goal saw Brady Maccabi A move into second following a 4-3 victory over London Maccabi Lions A. Andy Miller, Paul Wise and Nick Flitterman replied for Lions.

Barry Silkman (2) and Jacob Namer took EDRS Stonegrove to the top of Division Two following a 3-0 win over Brady Maccabi B.

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Andy Ram confident on ATP World Tour

By Simon Griver, November 19, 2009

Andy Ram is confident of winning the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals doubles title, when he teams up with Max Mirnyi at the O2 Arena on Monday.

In a competition been switched to London for the first time from Shanghai, Ram will line up as part of the world’s top eight pairings.

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Manchester Maccabi through to next County Cup round

November 19, 2009

Two goals from Ashley Loofe helped Manchester Maccabi 1st into the fourth round of the County Cup as they beat Staff of Life 4-1.

Scott McGarvey’s troops went into the game on the back of two defeats and, bereft of any regular first team strikers due to injuries, they had to be on their guard against opponents from the Eccles Second Division.

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Gilady: Israel sport is corruption-free

By James Martin, November 19, 2009

In a few weeks that has seen questions raised about the administration of some Israeli sports clubs, the country’s IOC representative insisted that Israeli sports is “corruption free”.

Speaking about the suicide of Moni Fanan, a former Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball manager, Alex Gilady, a senior member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and a member of the IOC’s London 2012 Co-ordination Commission said: “All we know is that a gentleman who held a voluntary position as manager of Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball has committed suicide for reasons that are not clear.

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Fencing: Dana does a podium solo

November 19, 2009

Israeli officials at the Cadet World Cup in Austria have ruled out foul play after Dana Sterlinkov’s podium celebrations were cut short when the Hatkiva was not played.

Sterlinkov, 14, was forced to sing the anthem herself, along with her teammates, managers and fans.

The team’s coach, Yaakov Ferdman, said the man responsible for playing the anthems could not find the recording. “The organisers were very nice to us, and I got the impression it was a technical malfunction,” he said.

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Josh Burnham, 16, is amateur boxing champ

November 19, 2009

Joshua Burnham is the new British Amateur 58-60kg category champion.

Burnham, 16, won the British title for his weight, age and class at the Austin Rawlinson Sports Centre in Speke in Liverpool.

A member of Radlett and Bushey Reform Synagogue, Joshua started boxing at Bushey Amateur Boxing club, a successful gym run by Danny Shinkwin who has led several boys to championship titles, five years ago.

Under Shinkwin’s watchful eye, has become popular and respected fighter with an impressive and distinctive style.

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Yossi Benayoun's Premiership comeback

By Simon Griver, November 19, 2009

Yossi Benayoun is set for a dramatic Premiership comeback after receiving the controversial horse placenta therapy administered by Serbian therapist Mariana Kovacevic.

The Liverpool midfielder was in Belgrade for three days for the treatment on the hamstring injury he sustained in the draw against Birmingham.

Benayoun had been expected to be out for a month but following the treatment, he has returned to training and could be fit to face Manchester City tomorrow. Benayoun said: “It’s an absolutely routine treatment, just like undergoing an ultrasound.”

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Trainee Rabbi is world boxing champ

By Mike Sinclair, November 19, 2009

Trainee Rabbi Yuri Foreman became the first ever Israel world champion when he lifted the WBA light-middleweight title in Las Vegas.

The 29-year-old Brooklyn-based Foreman, entered the ring as the underdog but boxed superbly to take a unanimous points decision over defending title-holder Daniel Santos.

“I’m very proud to do this for Israel and to show that Jews can fight,” said Foreman, the first Jewish world champion since Mike Rossman lifted the WBA light-heavyweight title in 1978.

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