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Mirnyi helps Ram to win his 16th title

April 7, 2009

Andy Ram and Max Mirnyi won the Sony Eriksson Miami Open. It was Ram’s 16th doubles title and his second with Mirnyi.

The International Tennis Federation has fined Sweden $40,000 for playing last month’s Davis Cup tie with Israel behind closed doors and Malmo has been banned from hosting games for five years. The ITF did not accept the Swede’s claim that spectators had to be barred for security reasons. Israel won and play Russia in the World Group quarter final.

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Poor Dror faces sack

By Simon Griver, April 7, 2009

Under-fire manager Dror Kashtan will not have his contract extended beyond June 2010, unless he can dramatically change Israel’s fortunes later this year.

The 2-1 defeat against Greece left the team in fourth place in their World Cup qualifying group, trailing Greece and Switzerland by four points and a point behind Latvia. It leaves them with little hope of reaching the finals in South Africa.

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Staying put

April 7, 2009

Goals from Val Toro (2), Rhi Gladman, Anjana Gadgil and Meroula Lazarou saw Hampstead Women Football Club secure their place in the Greater London Second Division North in emphatic style on the final day of the season after beating mid-table Garston Reserves 5-1 away.

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Oi vey Ollie

April 7, 2009

Grand National

Sam Waley-Cohen failed to maintain his excellent record at Aintree after coming a cropper at the second fence at the Grant National.

Riding 100-1 shot Ollie Magern, Waley-Cohen, 26, remained calm during a number of false starts before being dismantled in the open straight.

“We got the start we were looking for but it is the nature of the race,” said Waley-Cohen. “We did not climb high enough but they are pretty big fences. It makes you hungry to do it again next year.”

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Reps finish on a high

April 7, 2009

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A 79th-minute strike from debutant Dovid Korman, 19, saw the Maccabi League rep team finish the London Inter-League Cup competition on a high as they beat the fancied London & Kent Borders League.

Having lost their first two games, this game was someone a dead-rubber for the Maccabi boys, but despite the absence of 15 regulars, they gave a great account of themselves against one of the tournament favourites.

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Glenthorne set up LML final date

April 7, 2009

Glenthorne United A and London Maccabi Lions B will contest the Henry Swerner MMFL Cup final after recording 3-1 victories in their respective semi-finals.

Glenthorne beat Faithfold courtesy of strikes from Jason Levy, Adam Lennard and Dave Michaels. Russell Rich grabbed Faithfold’s consolation.

Arthur Duke (2) and Howard Freeman earned Lions victory over South Mancunians for whom David Hyman was on target.

Goals from Jason Sears (2), David Rose and Marc Herman sent Brady Maccabi A top of the Maccabi Masters Division One table after beating Temple Fortune A 4-1.

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Free-scoring Hendon cruise into the final four

By Danny Caro, April 7, 2009

Goals from Josh Bentley (2), Greg Corin (2), Saul Conway and supersub Hadley Newman set Hendon United A up for a Peter Morrison Trophy semi-final against Leeds Maccabi after they beat Westdene 1st 6-1.

Paul Babai, Nick Smith, Dan Kent and Shai Davidi saw South Manx A edge into the fourth round of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup after beating Brixton Old Boys 4-3.

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Brave Goldman still going strong

By Danny Caro, April 7, 2009

John Goldman is not your average Jewish rugby player. For starters, he is 68, on average 43 years the senior of his teammates at Mill Hill RFC. But even more remarkably, he has survived cancer twice and had a heart bypass.

The tight head prop has featured in 22 games this season, including 14 for the full 80 minutes.

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Yossi does it again

April 6, 2009

Yossi Benayoun was the toast of Liverpool after his injury time winner put the Merseysiders top of the Premier League on Saturday night.

Having spurned two easier opportunities, the Israeli captain ended a disappointing week on a high after firing into the top corner to put the Reds ahead of Manchester United, who went on to finish the weekend top of the Premier League after beating Aston Villa 3-2.

Benayoun has made a habit of scoring vital goals with his Craven Cottage strike coming on the back of one at the Bernabeu in the Champions League.

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LMV win six-a-side title

April 6, 2009

A brutal last over assault from Adam Brand saw London Maccabi Vale crowned champions of the Harrow Indoor six-a-side cricket league Division Three after they pipped title rivals West Harrow to the post in a thrilling finale.

LMV entered their final 'must win game' against the other unbeated side in the division.

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