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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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Yossi Benayoun is back in training

By Danny Caro, November 18, 2009

Yossi Benayoun has undergone the controversial horse placenta therapy administered by Serbian therapist Mariana Kovacevic, the JC understands.

The Liverpool midfielder was in Belgrade from Sunday to Tuesday for the treatment on the hamstring injury he sustained in Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Birmingham at Anfield last week.

The Israeli captain had been expected to be out for a month but following the treatment, that involves massaging liquid from a horse's placenta into the affected area, in Serbia, he has returned to training and could be fit by early next week.

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Loofe breathes Life into Maccabi

By Danny Caro, November 16, 2009

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

After two successive defeats by the odd goal, Maccabi visited Littleton Road bereft of any regular first team striker due to injuries, and met Staff of Life from the Eccles Second Division, a team they had only played once before two years ago.

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Masters round-up

By Danny Caro, November 16, 2009

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

Marc Herman, Gideon Barnett, Dan Forman and an own goal saw Brady Maccabi A moved 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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Yuri Foreman is Israel's first boxing world champ

By Danny Caro, November 16, 2009

Yuri Foreman became the first Israeli boxing world champion when he defeated Daniel Santos of Puerto Rico to take the WBA junior middleweight at the MGM Hotel in Las Vegas.

Foreman, a Belarus-born Israeli who has lived in Brooklyn for 10 years is studying to be an Orthodox rabbi. He won the 12-round bout by a unanimous decision - 116-110, 117-109 and 117-10.

Foreman, 29, went into the fight with a perfect 27-0 record. He was up against Santos, who had 32 victories to his name - 23 by knockout, three losses and one draw.

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Jewish businessmen on board for Olympic Park

November 12, 2009

Three Jewish businessman have been appointed on to the Olympic Park Legacy Company’s new board responsible for the management, business planning and marketing of the Olympic Park leading up to the 2012 London Games and beyond.

Philip Lewis is a former chairman of Sport England. He was also part of the Great Britain Maccabiah Over 45 team who won gold in Israel in July. A trustee at London Maccabi, he is also Deputy Chairman of Lambert Smith Hampton.

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Yossi Benayoun out for a month

By Danny Caro, November 12, 2009

Yossi Benayoun will be sidelined for four weeks after injuring his hamstring during Liverpool’s 2-2 Premier League draw against Birmingham.

The Israel captain will spend the international break being treated by the club's medics at the Melwood training ground.

Liverpool legend Ian Rush has described the as “a devastating blow” ahead of the team’s last two Champions League group matches and league game against Manchester City.

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Wingate progress in Ryman League Cup

By Danny Caro, November 12, 2009

Maccabiah star James Gershfield helped Wingate & Finchley surprise Premier Division Hendon in the Ryman League Cup.

Trailing 3-1 with the game in stoppage time, the Blues looked dead and buried. But Gershfield, a 60th minute substitute, hauled them to within a goal of the Greens after rounding the keeper and slotting home.

The tie was deadlocked after 90 minutes with the scoreline 1-1. Aron Freeman almost nicked it in normal time for Wingate but his shot was tipped wide by the Hendon keeper.

Wingate won the penalty shootout with Gershfield converting from the spot.

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NBA coach Nancy inspired by Muhammed Ali

By Danny Caro, November 12, 2009

The NBA’s first female head coach spoke this week of how Muhammad Ali inspired her to reach the top.

Nancy Lieberman, 51, the first woman to play pro basketball with men, has been placed in charge of Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Development League.

Speaking exclusively from her home in Plano,Texas, she said she saw the world heavyweight champ on TV when she was nine.

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