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Rob Levy and Simon Sugar win Maccabi tennis title

By Danny Caro, November 9, 2009

Rob Levy and his partner Simon Sugar, the son of Lord Sugar, won the open doubles title at the Maccabi GB National Tennis tournament at David Lloyd in Chigwell.

The first final of the this year’s Maccabi competition saw Levy and Sugar overcome Daniel Cordell and Rob Taub.

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Manchester Maccabi beaten again

November 9, 2009

Manchester Maccabi 1st suffered their second consecutive defeat, going down 3-2 against Charlestown.

In the only game in all five divisions of the Eccles League to survive the heavy rain the North West had experienced in the previous week, Maccabi , for the second week in a row finished losers after playing the better football and creating more chances than their opponents.

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Maccabi Masters football review

By Jeremy Silverstone, November 9, 2009

Faithfold won the basement battle in Division One of the Maccabi Masters League, thumping fellow strugglers South Mancunians 8-3. Danny Goldman (4), Joel Nathan (2), Russell Rich and Jason Levy were the marksmen for Faithfold. Mark Klinger, who recently joined Manx from Faithfold, bagged a brace with Darren Coon grabbing the other.

Norstar maintained their unbeaten run in Division Two. They lead EDRS Stonegrove at the top after thumping Ashlodge 4-0 with goals from Steve Feiger (2), Paul Marco and Simon Lawrence.

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Razor Resnick lifts the Hawks

By Danny Caro, November 9, 2009

A hat-trick from Joshua Resnick enabled Hendon Hawks B to climb off the foot of the Under 10 table with a 4-3 victory over Alyth Belsize in Edgware in the Maccabi GB Primary Football League.

The Hawks dominated throughout with an early strike as Resnick beat the Alyth goalkeeper with a shot that nestled in the bottom left hand corner.

Showing great intent, it was not long before the lead was extended courtesy of Jonathan Korn, who was on hand to tap home at the near post.

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First lady Lieberman appointed Mavericks head coach

By Danny Caro, November 6, 2009

Nancy Lieberman has become the first female head coach of an NBA basketball team.

The first women to play pro basketball with men, Lieberman has taken charge of the Dallas Mavericks’ affiliate in the NBA Development League, which will tip off next November.

Lieberman said: “I feel like I'm the right person for the job. “I know how these guys feel. I played in the minor leagues. I’m ultimately connected to that part of development in a player’s life.”

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Israeli tennis on the up

By James Martin, November 6, 2009

Dr Ian Froman, the chairman of Israeli tennis, described 2009 as being a “brilliant year” for his country on the court, despite a tumultuous nine months off it.

Dr Froman said the country’s success in reaching the Davis Cup semi-finals for the first time, as well as the emergence of Dudi Sela as a top-tier player and Andy Ram and Shahar Peer’s continued progress, means Israeli tennis can “more than hold its own”.

He said: “We don’t have the numbers of a France or Spain population wise, but for a country of our size, we competed well.”

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Hapoel Tel Aviv close to next stage of Europe League

By Danny Caro, November 6, 2009

Hapoel Tel Aviv need a point from their last two games to qualify for the last 32 of the Europa League after claiming a stunning victory in Vienna on Thursday night.

The Israelis moved two points clear at the top of Group C following a 3-0 victory that saw them complete the double over the Austrians.

Avihay Yadin put Hapoel on the road to their third victory with a deflected strike 13 minutes into the game.

Gil Vermouth doubled the lead after 65 minutes. He then turned provider five minutes later, allowing Bebars Natcho to blast home Hapoel’s 12 goal of the group stage.

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Handy Andy is back on top

November 5, 2009

Andy Lee reclaimed the Robert Whiteson Memorial tournament singles title after a gap of 12 years. In a repeat of last year’s final, Lee defeated David Binder in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4. Maccabiah star Lee, 29, grew up in Manchester and won the title as a teenager three years in a row from 1995 to 1997.

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Smashing stuff

November 5, 2009

In the first-ever Squash England-sanctioned competition, nine-year-old Elise Lazarus, daughter of Maccabiah titan David Lazarus, and Millfield School scholar Daniel Poleshchuk, 13, eschewed their age groups.

Elise won the Under 13 title, where she could have taken the easier route by playing in the Under 11s and Daniel won the Under 17s whereas he could have played in the Under 15 age groups.

The icing on both cakes was that neither player dropped a game throughout the Finchley Open tournament.

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Lions held by their killer Bs

By James Martin, November 5, 2009

London Maccabi Lions A 2-2 London Maccabi Lions B

Eilon Kennet, the manager of London Maccabi Lions A, was left to rue missed chances and the brilliance of young B team keeper Ben Adaki as his team’s title hopes suffered a blow in the inter-club derby in the JC MSFL Premier Division.

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