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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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Once bitten, twice shy as Lerner teaches Neasden a lesson

By Danny Caro, November 5, 2009

Rob Lerner came back to haunt his old club as he booked Brady Maccabi a place in the second round of the JC League Cup with a 2-1 victory over North West Neasden B.

Eli Houri (4), Jeremy Elster (3) and player-manager Phil Peters (2) steered UJS Norstar A to a 9-0 drubbing of HMH.

A hat-trick from Paul Lenchner lifted Faithfold A to second in the JC MSFL Premier Division following a 4-0 victory over Hendon United B. Substitute Daniel Stock was also on target.

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Israeli boxer Yuri Foreman takes on Las Vegas

By Paul Berger, November 5, 2009

The first Israeli citizen ever to fight for a world boxing title will step into the ring in Las Vegas next week.

Yuri Foreman, 29, will take on Daniel Santos at the MGM Grand next Saturday as the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto fight. At stake is the World Boxing Association light middleweight crown.

Foreman is studying to become an Orthodox rabbi and is known as the ‘Lion of Zion’.

He immigrated to Israel from Belarus with his family in 1990, at the age of 10. Nine years later, he moved to New York to further his boxing career.

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South Manchester Maccabi miss top spot

November 5, 2009

South Manchester Maccabi 2nd missed the chance to go clear at the top of the MJSL when they were thumped 4-1 by Republic of Mancunia.

A hat-trick from Rob Jacobs plus an own goal contributed to their downfall. Bobbie Cousins bagged a consolation.

Shiran Kraemer and David Joseph were on target as third-placed Broughton Park drew 2-2 with Manchester Maccabi 3rd.

Leeds J-New Uni hit 25 goals without reply in two games spread over five days. First, they hammered Oakhill Lions 12-0 with goals from Oli Grant (5), David Cohen (4), Sasha Nusenbaum (2) and Dan Pletan.

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