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Furman is Oldham’s star man

By Danny Caro, September 3, 2010

Dean Furman is Oldham Athletic’s Player of the Month after making an impressive start to the League One campaign.

Furman, 22, scored spectacular goals against Notts County and Charlton from central midfield to claim the club’s Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre award for August.

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Benayoun inspires Israel in Euro 2012 opener

By Danny Caro, September 3, 2010

A hat-trick from captain Yossi Benayoun helped Israel make a winning start as they beat Malta 3-1 in the Euro 2012 qualifying Group F opener in Tel Aviv last night.

Benayoun, who joined Chelsea from Liverpool during the summer, put the hosts ahead inside seven minutes. Having already had a strike ruled out, he produced a composed finish, slotting Lior Rafaelov’s pass into the net.

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Uefa boss on Israel's Euro chances

By Simon Griver, September 3, 2010

Israeli football received a big boost ahead of the Jewish new year with a blessing from Michel Platini, the Uefa president.

Platini, who has a Jewish wife, spoke of his joy at seeing Hapoel Tel Aviv reach the group stages of the Champions League for the first time.

And ahead of Thursday's Euro 2012 opener at home to Malta, he gave the thumbs-up to Luis Fernandez's men.

Platini said: "I know I'm not supposed to say it but as somebody who loves and supports Israel, I hope you will reach the Euro 2012 finals and I believe you will get there and do well."

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Maccabi National Cricket Cup final preview

By Danny Caro, September 3, 2010

The Walker Ground in Southgate is the setting for this year's Maccabi Cricket National Knockout Cup final featuring Belmont & Edgware 1st and London Maccabi Vale 2nd.

The clash pits together the Middlesex Sunday League rivals who came through their respective semi-finals in contrasting style.

BECC managed to defend a total of under 100 in a pulsating affair. A top-score of 47 from Oli Simons got them out of jail in the face of impressive bowling from South's Mike Filson and Daniel Paul. Excellent displays from left-arm seamer Stuart Davis and spinner Richie Wienburg sealed victory.

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Furman makes his mark at Oldham

By Danny Caro, September 3, 2010

Dean Furman has been named Oldham Athletic's Player of the Month after making an impressive start to the season.

Furman, 22, scored long-range goals against Notts County and Charlton from central midfield to claim the award for August.

Furman hopes that his industrious displays will help catch the eye of South African coach Pitso Mosimane ahead of the 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

But for now, he is concentrating on Oldham's promotion push. Furman said: "We are very happy with the first few games and to be four games unbeaten in the league is a great start."

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MSFL preview: Division One

By Danny Caro, September 2, 2010

Much like last season, Division One looks one of the tightest on paper. Chigwell Athletic look the real deal after signing a host of top players from neighbours Redbridge Jewish Care.

Player-manager Richard Slater welcomes back Steve Summers, the club's all-time leading goal-scorer, along with former captain Daniel Castle. Adam Shafron, Russell Brill, Michael Witzenfeld and Dean Ben-Yosef also return. The forward line has been further boosted with James Ryan joining from FC Team plus Dean Ben-Yosef.

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Ra'anana win junior cricket title

September 2, 2010

Ra'anana clinched the Israeli Under 19 title with convincing win over Ashdod/Lod.

Star batsmen Itamar Kehimkar played some majestic shots to reach 50. But with partners and overs running out, he played one shot too many and was caught magnificently on the boundary by fellow Israel senior player Josh Evans. Kehimkar was ably supported by Ashdod/Lod captain Yossi Ochayon who chipped in with a patient 31 and shared in an 80-run partnership with Itamar. Josh Foley-Comer, Gil Nojman and Rafi Schachat took two wickets a piece.

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MSFL preview: Premier Division

By Danny Caro, September 2, 2010

Exciting times lie in store for a rejuvenated South Manx, whose pacy players will be looking to get them off to a flyer. They almost folded last year but player-manager Craig Edwards rescued them and now he is promising to lead them to bigger and better things.

Dominic Cheniart is a player who would walk into any Premier Division team. Edwards predicts that he "will take the league by storm".

The talented Ben Lampert, Mark Harris, Josh Greenham, Shim Ben Sour, Edward Alexson and Ben Zloof have also come in. Ben Levy and Shaun Simmons have left the club.

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Teenage golfer Laetitia Beck joins Blue Devils

September 2, 2010

Israeli teenage sensation Laetitia Beck has joined Duke University's prestigious Blue Devils golf squad.

The 18-year-old, who has been coached at the Caesarea Club in northern Israel, was selected to join Israel's premier sports university, whose squads are coined Blue Devils because they produce some of the finest college sports people in the US.

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JC Cyril Anekstein cup Draw

September 2, 2010

Faithfold B vs Faithfold C, Athletic Bilbaum vs Redbridge Jewish Care B, Jewventus vs North London Raiders B, Heath Banta vs Inter Borehamwood, Brixton Old Boys vs L'Equipe, Hendon United Sports Club B vs Holy Mount Zion, Pinner JFC vs Glenthorne United A, North London Raiders C vs Norstar B, Team JLGB vs Glenthorne United B, Los Blancos vs Hendon United Sports Club C, FC Marylebone vs Camden Park, Blizzard Storm vs Catford & Bromley Maccabi, Southgate Harmen B vs Montana Boca United B, Temple Fortune A vs FC Team B, FC Team A vs North West Neasden C, London Maccabi Lions C vs Woodford Wandere

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