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Net gains for Ramla

By Simon Griver, March 31, 2011

Elitzur Ramla became the first-ever Israeli team to win the women's basketball EuroCup.

Having tied the first leg of the final 61-61 against Arras in Israel last week, Elitzur Ramla won the second leg 61-53 in France.

The French side led 13-5 after the first quarter but the Israelis stormed ahead to lead 33-22 in the second quarter and never looked back.


Israel debut

March 31, 2011

Great Britain Maccabiah star Matt Franks has been called into Israel's squad for this month's Nations Cup match against Austria in Netanya.

Franks, a prop, will be starting his first match for Israel since facing Cyprus in September 2009.

Israel coach Raanan Penn had wanted to give fellow GB Maccabiah player and Nottingham centre Guy Tyler his first cap, but the youngster is injured.


Klinger: We need to step up

By James Masters, March 31, 2011

Michael Klinger is adamant his Redbacks side can become a force in the Sheffield Shield cricket – despite suffering a nightmare end to the season.

The Redbacks finished second from bottom in the league following a four-wicket defeat by Tasmania.


Kipkoech gets lucky

By David Gold, March 31, 2011

Kenya's Raymond Kipkoech claimed victory in a time of 2:26:44 in the Jerusalem marathon.

Kipkoech, 34, took advantage of a bizarre incident when race leaders Mutai Kopkorir and Kiman Njorage took a wrong turn and ended up crossing the finish line of the half-marathon in a different location.


Westdene's magnificent 7

By David Gold, March 31, 2011

A goal from Ben Blackston saw Westdene 2nd win the Mike Samberg seven-a-side competition.


Mind games

By David Gold, March 31, 2011

It's the game of the season but already both sets of managers are playing down their team's chances with a place in the semi-finals of the Peter Morrison Trophy up for grabs.


Danny Caro's Monthly Awards - March

By Danny Caro, March 31, 2011

All but one division sees two important figures from the same club recognised for outstanding achievement on and off the pitch. Meet my men for March.

Peter Morrison Trophy finalists Faithfold A have even more reason to celebrate after striker Jonny Haik and manager Zuriel Solomon were recognised for outstanding achievement in March.


JC MSFL Matchday 29 preview

By Danny Caro, March 30, 2011

Match of the day sees Redbridge and Hendon go head-to-head in a title decider while there's also the small matter of two JC Barry Goldstein Cup semi-finals with a place at Wingate & Finchley up for grabs. Danny Caro looks ahead to all the big match action.




Supersub Ben Haim puts Israel back in contention

By Danny Caro, March 30, 2011

A second-half strike from supersub Tal Ben Haim lifted Israel to joint-second in Euro 2012 qualifying Group F as they overcame Georgia at the Bloomfield Stadium.

Having beaten Latvia 2-1 on Saturday, Luis Fernandez's men ran out deserved winners in a match that featured the comeback of captain Yossi Benayoun following a lengthy injury lay-off.


Danny Caro's Team of the Week - March 27

By Danny Caro, March 29, 2011

This week's top JC Team was arguably the toughest to pick this season, with some big performances in some important matches.

David Grossman (FC Team A) - "outstanding and commanding" display in the goalless draw against promotion rivals Brady. Brilliant performances from Ollie Segal, Jake Weiner and Jason Wood ensured that there was no way past him