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Top Israeli referee used TV technology to allow ‘ghost’ goal

By Simon Griver, June 28, 2010

In a remarkably similar incident to yesterday's Frank Lampard ‘ghost’ goal against Germany, the Championship deciding game last month in Israel’s Ligat Ha’Al had an almost identical goal.

However, the conduct of referee Alon Yefet in Hapoel Tel Aviv’s 2-1 victory over Betar Jerusalem was very different than the Uruguyan Jorge Larrionda's behaviour yesterday.

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Wimbledon doubles delight for Ram and Levine

By Danny Caro at Wimbledon, June 25, 2010

Andy Ram and Julian Knowle, the 8th seeds, beat America’s Eric Butorac and Rajeev Ram 6-7, (3-7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.

Ram and Knowle take on Spain’s Marc Lopez and David Marrero on Court 19 at 1pm today.

Jesse Levine and compatriot Ryan Sweeting overcame Stephane Robert and Rogier Wassen 2-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2.

Levine and Sweeting take on Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau on Court 8 at noon on Friday.

Dudi Sela and Michal Przysiezny are on court next. They take on John Isner and Sam Querrey.

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Massu cross over Wimbledon defeat

June 24, 2010

Nicolas Massu was in dismissive mood following his first-round defeat at the hands of qualifier Ilija Bozoljac.

"I don't expect much when I play on grass," said the Chilean after the four-set defeat. "I think this is a different sport. I try to fight and try to do my best, but if there is someone that plays better on this surface, it's difficult to beat him. I have my chances today, but I didn't make it."

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Dudi Sela slams Israeli tennis

June 24, 2010

Dudi Sela has predicted a bleak future for Israeli tennis following his first-round exit against 13th seed Mikhail Youzhny from Russia.

Clearly aggrieved following a recent falling out with the authorities back home, Sela (65) and Shahar Peer are Israel's only singles players in the top 100 of the men's and ladies world rankings.

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Levine out of Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 24, 2010

Jesse Levine was unable to repeat his heroics of last year although he took 22nd seed Feliciano Lopez to four sets on Court 14.
Having qualified for the main draw as one of seven lucky losers, Levine, 22, said: "I played well but at the crucial moments, he came up with some big shots. It was a tough match but I felt like a did a good job."

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NJCL rep team overpowers Lindow

June 24, 2010

The Northern Jewish Cricket League's Rep side beat Lindow CC by seven wickets.

The NJCL made early inroads into the Lindow top order with David Glick taking two quick wickets. The in-form Avrom Topperman chipped in with two wickets of his own. Resistance came from Chris Smith who scored 28 out of a score of 37. Akiva Lieberman ripped out the middle order with three quick wickets to leave the NJCL chasing just 38.

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Landau takes on 'longest cricket' challenge

By Danny Caro, June 24, 2010

MAL vice-captain Mark Landau will be looking to rewrite the history books when he takes part in The Lord's Taverners' 'Hit for 60' event on July 17.

Landau, 31, will join the likes of former England captain Mike Gatting, TV presenter Chris Tarrant and representatives of the Surrey County Cricket Club at Wellington College in Berkshire.

The event is an attempt on the British record for the longest continuous cricket match. Starting on July 17 at 8am, the cricketers will play day and night until 8pm on July 19.

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Newman takes bronze at Youth Games

June 24, 2010

Josh Newman stunned the field to take bronze at the London Youth Games.

The youngest competitor in a field of 112 competitors, Newman, 11, successfully completed two impressive routines. He was leading after the first round before eventually finishing third behind the respective winners and runner-up from last year. Both participants were aged 16 with their superior power proving decisive.

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Five-a-side finish for National Maccabi

By Danny Caro, June 24, 2010

Players from Manchester Maccabi and Leeds Maccabi joined their London counterparts at the Maccabi GB National Primary League Outdoor five-a-side tournament in Mill Hill.

The nine age groups featured 600 players and 75 teams in a World Cup- themed competition.

League chairman Laurence Thorne said: "If only we could bottle up the annual success of this tournament and move it on to building the future of junior Jewish football, but alas well over 60 per cent of today's entrants do not play in the Maccabi Sunday League, but if they did, the league would move on leaps and bounds.

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Maccabi prepares for new season

June 24, 2010

Manchester Maccabi are already planning for the new campaign with pre-season training starting on Sunday.

Former 2nd team managers Stuart Delmonte and Tony Rosenberg recently took charge of the club's first team and with the help of some former England, Manchester United, Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers players, they believe that they can help the club become the best in the community once more.

Having finished bottom of the Eccles League Premier Division last season, Delmonte and Rosenberg will lead Maccabi into the Thameside League Division One.

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