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Sela bows out against Federer

By Danny Caro, September 2, 2011

Dudi Sela put in a spirited performance before bowing out of the US Open – going down in down straight sets against Roger Federer.

Sela was left chasing shadows on the Ashe Stadium, succumbing 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 in 77 minutes.

“I had no chance against his serve, zero chance. "That's what's what I felt. Every point was so fast,” said Sela after his second round defeat.


We must score more goals, says Lee

September 2, 2011

South Manchester boss Darryl Lee is backing his boys to improve on last year's fifth place finish in the Manchester Accountants League Premier Division.

"We're a very young side with an average age of 21 so we do tend to struggle physically," Lee said.

"But we're learning all the time and I think with the squad we've got there's no reason why we shouldn't finish in the top three.

"If we c


Leeds ready to hit back

September 2, 2011

Ian Selwyn, manager of Leeds Maccabi, hopes his players can learn from the disappointment of last season as they go into their new campaign.

"Last year was a bit of a disappointment for us because it was my first year and we were still finding out which players were up to playing in non-Jewish football," he said.

"It's a very physical league and it's really difficult for some of the lads who


Coronation challenge for Davis

By James Masters, September 2, 2011

Coronation Street could be set to take on the MJSL next season after Steve Davis revealed plans for the 2012 Ryan Lustgarten Shield.

Ryan Thomas, who plays Jason Grimshaw in the long-running soap opera, is hoping to bring a whole host of stars to honour the memory of his godfather.

Thomas is keen to make the 10th anniversary of the tournament a memorable one with actors from other famous soa


Shocks galore in MJSL opener

By James Masters, September 2, 2011

Neil Collins, manager of South Manchester 2nd, believes he's turned into the MJSL's very own version of Arsene Wenger following his side's opening day disaster.

While Arsenal were busy getting thumped at Old Trafford, Collins' troops were given a footballing lesson by newly formed Republic of Mancunia's second string.

After losing out in the MJSL Charity Shield to Republic's first team, Coll


Manchester hungry for silverware

By David Gold, September 2, 2011

Manchester Maccabi gear up for the new season on the back of their stunning success in the final of the Peter Morrison Trophy last season.

Managed by Stuart Delmonte and Tony Rosenberg, the Brooklands club will be looking for an improved showing in the second division of the Tameside League in which they tailed off in the final weeks of the campaign.

Having mounted a strong challenge, four g


Maccabi collapse

By James Masters, September 2, 2011

Ray Tammam blasted his Manchester Maccabi stay-away stars after his side suffered a brutal beating against title favourites Knight Riders at Woodbank Park.

Several first-team regulars decided to watch the afternoon's Premiership football, leaving Maccabi with just nine players including three 13-year-old boys.


Maccabiah dream for Dos Santos

By James Masters, September 2, 2011

Swimmer Robert Dos Santos has set his sights on becoming a Maccabiah Games superstar following his 11-medal haul in Philadelphia.

Dos Santos claimed gold in the 200m butterfly at the JCC Games and ended up with six silvers and four bronze following an impressive performance.

The 13-year-old, who lives in Temple Fortune and attends the City of London School, showed his class to defeat boys mo


Benayoun relishing Arsenal challenge

September 1, 2011

Exclusive: Yossi Benayoun is relishing the challenge of helping Arsenal climb the Premiership table and play a key role in their Champions League campaign.

In his first interview since signing a season-long loan at the Emirates from Chelsea, the Israel captain looked relaxed following a whistle-stop trip to London which saw him make a 10-hour round trip from Israel.


Duty flee

By Danny Caro and Simon Griver, September 1, 2011

No sooner had he passed a medical and signed for Arsenal than did Yossi Benayoun rejoin his national teammates ahead of today's crucial Euro 2012 qualifier against Greece in Tel Aviv.

After flying to London on Wednesday, Benayoun completed his whistle-stop tour on transfer deadline day by joining the Gunners.