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Benayoun nearing Chelsea move

By Simon Griver, June 1, 2010

Reports from Israel indicate that Yossi Benayoun will move from Liverpool to Chelsea in the coming days.

Liverpool have already rejected a £4 million offer from Chelsea and are asking £8 million for the Israel captain. The two teams are expected to compromise on £6 million.

Dynamo Moscow have reportedly made a higher offer for Benayoun but the midfielder is insistent that he would rather move to Stamford Bridge.

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Cole dismissed as MSFL Rep team manager

By Danny Caro, June 1, 2010

The JC MSFL Management Committee have dismissed Rep Team manager Jamie Cole after they admitted to fielding ineligible players in the recent London Inter-League Cup final.

As reported on May 14, a day after the final, League chairman David Wolff reported the team to the organisers after Sam Sloma and Aron Barnes played despite failing to meet the criteria to play in the competition.

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Team GB claim double gold at EMFT

By Danny Caro, June 1, 2010

Four goals from Woodford Wanderers striker Jerome Marks helped Team GB successfully retain the Open football trophy at the European Maccabi Games as they finished the competition with a 100 per cent record after beating Costa Del Sol 7-3 in their final match.

North London Raiders pair Adam Posner and Nicky Woolf were also on target along with FC Team's Laurence Judah.

MATCH TWO
North London Raiders hotshot Nicky Woolf hit the winner as Team GB maintained their perfect start with a 1-0 win over Madrid.

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Peer knocked out by Williams

By Danny Caro, June 1, 2010

Shahar Peer’s run at the French Open was halted at the fourth round stage by top seed Serena Williams.

Having accounted for qualifiers Nuria Llagostera Vives and Bethanie Mattek, Peer caused one of the upsets of the competition when she eliminated 13th seed Marion Bartoli in straight sets in the third round, but she was unable to repeat her heroics against the 2002 winner.

Peer was beaten 6-2, 6-2 in 57 minutes at Roland Garros. Seeded 18, Peer, 23, was not helped by four double faults and 21 unforced errors.

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Team GB beat Germany in EMFT opener

By Danny Caro, May 28, 2010

Team GB beat Germany in EMFT opener

Maccabi GB kicked off their EMFT campaign with an important 2-0 victory over the much fancied Germany.

In a match full of controversy, Team GB thought they had taken the lead 10 minutes in when Nick Stern had a header disallowed from an Adam Posner corner.

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Peer recovers to reach round three at French Open

By Danny Caro, May 28, 2010

Shahar Peer has reached the third round of the French Open after coming from a set down to beat American qualifier Bethanie Mattek.

Seeded 18 at Roland Garros, Peer made a sluggish start, going down 6-3 in the opener.

The Israeli powered back to win the next two sets for the loss of one game, breaking Mattek’s serve seven times.

Tougher opposition is expected in the next round with Peer facing 13th seed Marion Bartoli or Olivia Sanchez

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Israel beaten by Uruguay

May 27, 2010

Israel were beaten 4-1 by Uruguay in the first match under new boss Luis Fernamdez.

Playing the first match of two of a South American tour, Israel made a disastrous start as Athletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan put the hosts ahead.

Lior Rafaelov hauled Israel level after 30 minutes but missing key men Yossi Benayoun and Tal Ben Haim, the visitors tired with Alvaro Pereira and Sebastian Abreu (2) wrapping things up.

Fernandez’s men complete the trip against Chile on Monday.

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Goodman's personal 1,5000 record

By Brian Sacks, May 27, 2010

Richard Goodman sliced nine seconds from his 1,500 metres personal best at the British Milers' Club Gold Standard meeting at Watford.

A measure of his performance is that had he achieved his time of 3:45.77 prior to his 17th birthday last month, it would have cut two seconds from Steve Cram's under-17 British record.

In his first outing of the track season, Goodman made his push for the front with 600 metres to go and a final lap of 56 seconds helped him finish in second place, finishing two metres behind Stephen Scullion of Ireland.

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Lion cubs edge home

May 27, 2010

London Maccabi Lions Under 14s have won the Watford Friendly League White Division title.

They bounced back in style following three defeats in September to go on an unbeaten run of eight league matches between October to mid-April They also reached the quarter-finals of the Hertfordshire County Cup and the WFL Challenge and League Cups.

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Manchester pupil is swimming champ

May 27, 2010

Sam Green - a year 5 pupil at King David Junior School - claimed two golds at the Manchester Primary Schools Swimming Finals at the Manchester Aquatics Centre.

Green came home first in the 25 metres breaststroke and freestyle. Both events were strongly contested with Green winning his heats and final in personal best times.

Despite the excitement of his medals Green was upset that he could not compete with his friend and fellow swimmer Daniel Moss who fractured his arm 48 hours before the event.

Year 6 pupil Alanna Edwards took silver in the backstroke.

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