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Green giant Gershinson is the new king of Harts

June 19, 2009

GOLF Host club Hartsbourne were crowned winners of the prestigious Metropolitan Trophy.

Club captain Nick Wilson received the silverware after a competition hampered by torrential showers.

Playing off two, Mark Gershinson mastered the conditions. He started his round with four successive birdies and eventually signed for an exceptional score of 69 (-2 under par), winning the Coombe Hill Cup for the best men’s individual gross score.

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Levy stays on course

By Mike Sinclair, June 16, 2009

Harel Levy pulled off the great escape to keep his 2009 Wimbledon hopes alive as he survived a scare in the opening round of singles qualifying at Roehampton.

The 31-year-old Israel Davis Cup stalwart battled through 5-7, 7-6, 6-3 against big-serving Australian Chris Guccione.

Levy was a point away from going out as 24-year-old Guccione, ranked 91 places above him at 140 in the world, served for the match at 5-4 in the second set.

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Arise, Sir Lev

By Danny Caro, June 11, 2009

V FOOTBALL North West Neasden A’s Daniel Levenfiche was crowned JC MSFL Player of the Year.

The left midfielder, 26, who joined from North London Raiders A a season-and-a-half ago, scored 11 goals in a season where NWN won the league and cup double. He received the trophy at the end-of-season awards in Edgware.

Levenfiche said: “Credit goes to Jamie Cole, Daniel Fox, Darren Yarlett and my teammates for making it a great season. I’m very proud.”

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Betar pay the penalty

By Simon Griver, June 11, 2009

raeli courts for protection from creditors. By going into administration they will be deducted nine points next season and will be ineligible for the Europa Cup despite beating Maccabi Haifa 2-1 in the cup final.

Whereas Alexandre Gaydamak looks to have successfully offloaded Portsmouth’s £80 million debt by selling the club for free to Arab tycoon Sulaiman Al Fahim, a similar deal between his father Arkady and Brazilian billionaire Guma Aguiar has broken down.

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We’ll improve as Games go on, says Reed

By Danny Caro, June 11, 2009

Big match tournament experience is one of the key factors Team GB head coach Les Reed brings to the table, according to open football manager Jonathan Kestenbaum.

No. 2 to Kevin Keegan at the Euro 2000 finals, technical director at the FA and of Northern Ireland, and director of football at Fulham, it is clear that Reed has a wealth of experience that could benefit GB at next month’s Maccabiah Games in Israel.

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Tennis: Sela soaring

June 11, 2009

Dudi Sela has moved into the top 50 for the first time, climbing eight places to 47 in the ATP rankings after reaching the second round of the French Open last month. Shahar Peer expects to be fit for Wimbledon after resuming training following an ankle injury.

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Sahar sets his sights on Spain

By Simon Griver, June 11, 2009

Ben Sahar’s agent has confirmed that Espanyol want to sign him. Ronen Katzav said: “There is interest from Espanyol but reports that Ben has agreed terms with the club are premature.”

Having finished 10th in La Liga, Espanyol are reportedly prepared to pay Chelsea £800,000. The Blues, who paid Hapoel Tel Aviv £500,000 for the striker three years ago, are hoping he will command at least double that fee but they are unlikely to stand in his way unless better offers are forthcoming.

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Sir Bobby will lead GB squad

By Danny Caro, June 11, 2009

maccabiah World Cup winner Sir Bobby Charlton will lead Team GB’s squad into the opening ceremony at the 18th Maccabiah Games next month.
The Manchester United legend, 71, will be Great Britain’s special guest and will travel to Israel with wife, Lady Norma and fellow United director Mike Edelson and his wife, Jacky.

He will attend a number of Maccabiah events. The visit will culminate with him leading the British delegation into the Ramat Gan Stadium in front of 40,000 people before taking his seat in the Presidential box alongside the Prime Minister and President of Israel.

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Rich City are good for soccer

By Martin Samuel, June 11, 2009

There are a number of people who do not like parvenu Manchester City. They resent the sudden wealth, the vaulting ambition, the presumption in their attempt to join the Premier League elite. Me?

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Ten Pin Bowling: Striking gold

June 11, 2009

F.R.E.D won the Maccabi GB Tenpin Bowling League. The team, comprising brothers Paul and Michael Loberman and cousin Jamie, finished on 359 points to take the 13-team competition.

StrikeSplitSpare, the father and son pairing of Teddy and Robbie Littner, were runners-up on 317.5 points with SLB’s Tony Sharpstone and Maurice Baum third with 307 points

For more details, go to www.maccabibowling.com.

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