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Medal rush for Brit pack

August 28, 2008

Team Great Britain won five gold, six silver and 15 bronze at the recently concluded JCC North American Youth Games in Detroit.

Kitted up: Team GB prepare for the opening ceremony in Detroit

The 38-athlete delegation took part in seven sports at the annual event that attracted more than 3,000 teenagers from USA, Canada, Hungary, Israel, Mexico and Venezuela.

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Winning start for Wingate

By Danny Caro, August 28, 2008

Wingate & Finchley manager Michael Stone has promised not to get carried away following the team's impressive start of four straight victories in the Ryman League Division One North.

Monday's 3-1 success against Hillingdon Borough saw the blues become the only team with a 100 per cent record following wins over Witham Town, Chatham Town and Great Wakering Rovers.

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Lions roar

August 28, 2008

Braces from Adam Stolerman and Ben Lampert helped London Lions beat Wormley Rovers 4-0 in the Herts Senior County League Premier Division.

Tony Gold's men maintained their unbeaten start which has seen them earn two wins and two draws in a nineday period. Dominic Cheniart netted in the 1-1 draw at Mill End, a game Lions finished with 10 men following the dismissal of Rob Glass.

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Peer slammed out as coach departs

By Simon Griver, August 28, 2008

Struggling Shahar Peer has sacked her second coach in little over two months after being eliminated at the first round stage at Flushing Meadows.

After winning the first set, Israel's No. 1 lady was stunned into submission, losing 6-2, 0-6, 1-6 against Li Na of China.

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Pompey beckons as Grant bunks off school again

By Danny Caro, August 28, 2008

Football Former Chelsea boss Avram Grant is being lined up for manager's job at Portsmouth, the JC can reveal.

He missed the last session of his Uefa PRO license course in Israel on Monday to attend the Premier League match against Manchester United.

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MSFL loses six teams

By Danny Caro, August 28, 2008

Maccabi League chairman David Wolff has spoken of his disappointment after a series of withdrawals saw the world's biggest Jewish league reduced to 53 teams.

The league hit a high of 65 earlier in the millennium but the demise of Kenton Maccabi this week saw them join Oakwood EDRS A, Golders Green, Scrabble, Redbridge Jewish Care B and Chigwell Athletic C as teams that folded during the close season.

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That’s what we call a real number one

By Danny Caro, August 28, 2008

Ran Kadoch has made football history by becoming the first Israeli goalkeeper to sign for an English club after joining Barnet,.

The 22-year-old stopper, who holds a French passport, has joined from Israeli third division side Nes Ziona following a spell with Hapoel Ranana, as we exclusively revealed online on Friday.
Kadoch had a trial at Oldham Athletic earlier in the summer but was snapped up by Bees boss Paul Fairclough after second-half spells in friendlies against Watford and Leeds.

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Free-scoring Lions chew up Wormley

By Danny Caro, August 27, 2008

Playing their third game in five days, London Lions picked up another superb three points with a 4-0 win over Wormley Rovers.

Having lost Guy Helman through injury in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Mill End and with Sam Reeves and Alex Taylor unavailable, manager Tony Gold had to reshuffle his troops for this important fixture.

Ben Ellis, Rob Abrahams and Guy Morris returned from holiday with the latter replacing Alex Taylor at centre-half and manager Tony Gold and Scott Kay occupied the full-back positions with the latter giving Adam Lauffer a much needed rest.

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JCC Games diary

By Danny Caro, August 26, 2008

Laurence Thorne, head of the Team GB delegation, gives his account of the Detroit JCC North American Youth Games.

I have just returned from the 2008 JCC Maccabi Games in Detroit Michigan and as we walked through the arrival hall doors at Heathrow, there was a rapturous welcoming party made up of parents, brothers and sisters, carrying balloons and banners cheering as Team GB walked out.

These games hosted the largest amount of athletes at a JCC week, 3,000 in total, and included 45 USA state teams, Great Britain, Venezuela, Mexico, Hungary, Canada and Israel.

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Four out of four for Wingate & Finchley

By Danny Caro, August 26, 2008

Wingate & Finchley made it four wins from the opening four games of the season with a comfortable victory over Hillingdon Borough in the Ryman League Division One North.

Wingate & Finchley started off the brighter of the two teams and never looked back as they carved out plenty of chances in the opening half hour. Chris Chase worked some space well for himself before shooting low but his effort was well held by goalkeeper Matt Davis. Davis of course spent many years with Wingate & Finchley and was about to have a busy afternoon against his former club.

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