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Bernstein: We can win Euros

By Danny Caro, October 6, 2011

FA chairman David Bernstein believes England are capable of winning next year's European Championship finals.

Fabio Capello's men require a point from tonight's match in Montenegro to book their place at the finals in Poland and Ukraine next summer.

Bernstein said: "There is a huge desire at the FA for the England football team to succeed.


Kyte plays down concerns over 2013 Maccabiah

By Danny Caro, October 6, 2011

Athletes should not be put off applying for the 2013 Maccabiah Games as a result of spiralling costs.

That is the view of David Kyte, the head of delegation for Team GB, after a major price increase of £1,155 per athlete from the 2009 Jewish Olympics was announced.


Lane happy with bronze

October 6, 2011

Nathaniel Lane finished third at the Commonwealth Trail Ultra Distance Championships.

Lane covered the very challenging five-lap 53.7km course in 3:38.09. His performance at Newborough Forest in Anglesey helped Wales take the team gold.

Lane said: "I was delighted with the result. It was very much a race of attrition.


Peters sets personal best in New York

By Brian Sacks, October 6, 2011

David Peters, 40, raced to the top of the UK M40 rankings with a PB of 4:10.9 in the New York FifthAvenue Mile.

London-based Peters said: "My race was invitation-only and included runners from USA, Canada, Ethiopia and Ireland.


Zinger reveals 2012 medal hopes

By James Martin, October 6, 2011

The head of Israel's National Olympic Committee is hoping his squad for London 2012 will produce the first female medallist for 20 years.

Efraim Zinger is also targeting a medal in a sport other than windsurfing or judo for the first time.

Zinger, a former Jewish Agency emissary to Boston, has headed the committee since 1995.


Rivals see red over Cup payout

By Simon Griver, October 6, 2011

Two of Israel's leading tennis stars almost came to blows over a pay dispute ahead of Israel's Davis Cup match against Canada.

Dudi Sela and Andy Ram had to be pulled apart after it was discovered that the Israel Tennis Association (ITA) had agreed to pay Sela $30,000 for playing in the World Group promotion playoff at Ramat Hasharon, while Ram and the rest of the team received $22,000.

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Fisher upbeat after cup defeat

October 6, 2011

West Riding County Cup
Cuedos Rangers 4 Leeds Maccabi 2nd 1
Leeds Maccabi 2nd tumbled out of the West Riding County Cup following a 4-1 defeat against Cuedos Rangers.

Manager Simon Fisher believes that regardless of the scoreline, this was by far the best performance from Maccabi 2nd this season.


Lewis gets Jerusalem off to a flyer

October 5, 2011

Olim League
Jerusalem 3 England FC 2

The opening weekend of the 2011-2012 season pitted England FC, champions for the past two seasons against Jerusalem, the champions from three years ago.


JC MSFL Matchday 6 preview

By Danny Caro, October 5, 2011

There's a full league programme scheduled on Sunday as teams prepare for Matchday Six of the JC MSFL season. Danny Caro looks ahead to all the action.




Isaacs frustrates MJSL champions

By Daniel Cohen, October 5, 2011

MJSL Joan Collins Premier Division
Manchester Maccabi 3rd 1 Leeds Maccabi 3rd 1
Reigning MJSL champions and current league leaders Manchester Maccabi 3rd were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Leeds Maccabi 3rd.

The game was expected to be a fairly one-sided affair, with Manchester expected to romp home to victory.