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Gold: Lions must improve

By Danny Caro, August 11, 2011

London Lions start their Spartan South Midlands League season against London Colney this weekend.

Ahead of the match, we spoke to manager Tony Gold to get his thoughts on how the squad is shaping up.

What are your expectations of the team in the second season in the South Midlands League?


Home advantage

August 11, 2011

Host club Whitefield won the Gerald Tankel Trophy at the Provincial Tournament in Manchester.

Whitefield beat Bonnyton by a comfortable margin in the best team net event.

The event, organised by The Association of Jewish Golf Clubs & Societies, featured teams of six males from the affiliated Clubs and Societies based north of London, with the best four net scores to count toward the team pri


A swinging success for Moor Allerton

August 11, 2011

Moor Allerton won the top prize at the Seniors Trophy at Dyrham Park Country Club.

The Leeds club claimed the Coombe Hill Trophy after edging out Bonnyton by one shot.

Moor Allerton finished with a gross aggregate of four out of six scores, with the count totalling 327.

Lol Green won the Hartsbourne Trophy for best individual gross score.


Disabled sailors win team gold

By James Martin, August 11, 2011

Israel's disabled sailing team won the gold medal at the World Championship of the International Federation of Disabled Sailors in Weymouth.

At the end of 11 rounds of gruelling competition on the South Coast, Dror Cohen, Benny Vexler and Arnon Efrati won the three-person Sonar class ahead of Great Britain's John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas, whom they overtook going into the fina


Bronze for Goodman

By Brian Sacks, August 11, 2011

Richard Goodman narrowly missed repeating his greatest victory of last year, as he finished third at the Under 20 3,000m at the Diamond League in Crystal Palace.

Leading throughout most of the last 1,500m, Goodman was overtaken in the last 200m by Jonathan Hay and Zak Seddon, respectively the country's top young middle-distance runner and steeplechaser.


Maccabi on board for Olympics

August 11, 2011

Maccabi GB has become the first charity in the Jewish community to be granted the Inspire Mark - the badge of the London 2012 Inspire Programme - for their sports tournaments and clubs.

The programme recognises innovative and exceptional projects that are directly inspired by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Seb Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralymp


Barda out to stop Maccabi

By Simon Griver, August 11, 2011

Maccabi Haifa will have to keep out Israel striker Elyaniv Barda if they are to cement their place in the group stages of this season's Champions League.

Haifa will host Belgian champions Genk next Wednesday in the playoff round as the Greens seek to reach the lucrative group stage for the third time in their history.

The Israeli champions have signed nine players during the summer includin


D-day for Yossi

By Simon Griver, August 11, 2011

Chelsea's Yossi Benayoun has told Israeli teammates that he expects to be playing elsewhere in the new season.

The JC understands that Chelsea have received inquiries about the player from Spurs, Newcastle, Roma, Galatasaray and Panathinaikos.

Benayoun, 31, would prefer to stay in England, and his most likely destination is White Hart Lane.


Bananas hold their own against Raiders B

August 11, 2011

SPEC 0 North London Raiders B 0
MSFL new boys SPEC and Premier Division newcomers North London Raiders B played out a well-contested and hard fought goalless draw on a mild evening under the Borehamwood FC 3G pitch floodlights.


Israel edged out by Ivory Coast

By Simon Griver, August 11, 2011

Israel were beaten 4-3 by the Ivory Coast in an international friendly in Switzerland on Wednesday night.

The match featured an inspirational performance by new Arsenal striker Gervinho who was a key figure as the African team stormed into a 3-0 lead.