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Scrabble produced complete performance, says Abrahams

By Danny Caro, January 25, 2016


Ray Abrahams saluted his players for the "perfect performance" after Scrabble FC extended their perfect run to 14 matches with an emphatic victory over Real Hendon.


JC Team of the Week: the contenders - Jan 24

By Danny Caro, January 24, 2016

Here are the nominations from Matchday 19 of the MGBSFL.

Yaacov Goldin (FC Team B)
Jonny Blain (Oakwood A)
Cael Persaud (Athletic Bilbaum)

Gideon Moss, Oliver Segal (both FC Team B)
Johnny Gahan (Faithfold B)
Dani Dennison, Ben Polak, Carl Peters (all Oakwood B)
Josh Bentley (Scrabble FC)
Charles Braunstein, Adam Leveson (both NL Raiders C)


MGBSFL Super Soccer Sunday week 19 review

By Danny Caro, January 24, 2016

Oakwood A ended North London Raiders A's 100 per cent league record in a thrilling draw against the treble hopes while Oakwood B won the top-of-the-table clash against Brady and Scrabble FC are now the only team with a perfect record on an action-packed round of games in the MGBSFL.


Hendon A 4 Blizzard Storm 1
Lions A 1 FC Team A 2


Home is where the heart is for Academy

By Stan Rose, January 22, 2016

Israel’s Academy team are gearing up for the Gran Premio della Costa Etruschion in Italy next month.

The 2016 roster of 12 riders, which included five national champions from Israel, USA, Canada, Namibia and Mexico, have been warming up for the first match of the year with rigorous training sessions at Kibbutz Samer.


Radus sisters impress at Middlesex Cross Country Championships

By Brian Sacks, January 22, 2016

Sisters Maayan and Lia Radus returned from the Middlesex Cross Country Championships with a medal apiece.

Maayan, 11, took under-13 gold while Lia, 14, placed second in the under-15 race.

“The Wormwood Scrubs course was flat but very muddy,” Lia commented.


Casspi calling the shots in NBA

By Simon Griver, January 22, 2016

Omri Casspi is enjoying his best-ever season in the NBA as the Sacramento Kings challenge for a place in the end-of-season playoffs for the first time since 2006.

Last month the Israeli forward, 27, established himself in the Kings starting five for the first time since joining the NBA in 2009. He scored a career high 36 points in the 122-103 defeat to NBA champions Golden State Warriors.


MGBSFL Super Soccer Sunday week 19 preview

By Danny Caro, January 21, 2016

There are two stand-out matches scheduled on Matchday 19 of the MGBSFL - both of which feature Oakwood - the A-team will be looking to end North London Raiders A's 100 per cent record in league and Jewish cup competitions this season in the Premier Division, while Jason Stein's B's will be involved in a titanic tussle against title rivals Brady Maccabi in Division One.


Stokes ready to sparkle at World Championships of Ping Pong

By Darren Witcoop, January 21, 2016

Ashley Stokes is looking to move up the rankings in the World Championship of ping pong.

Burnt Oak-based Stokes, 26, begins his title assault at Alexandra Palace today.

Defending champion Andrew Baggaley is favourite but Stokes aims to eclipse his previous best in the annual tournament.

He said: “I’d love to win it and that’s the ultimate aim.


Schwartzman forced to retire at Australian Open

By Danny Caro, January 21, 2016

Diego Schwartzman was forced to retire with severe cramping against local favourite John Millman.

The pint-sized Argentinian player had doubled up in agony due to heat exhaustion amid searing 30 degrees-plus temperatures.

He was placed in a wheelchair before being stretchered off the court and was taken to the Melbourne Park medical centre for treatment.


Rubin will learn from Australian Open experience

By Danny Caro, January 21, 2016

Noah Rubin admits there is a long way to go after bowing out of the Australian Open in the second round against Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

Rubin, 19, had recorded his first grand slam win over a top 100-ranked player after stunning 17th-seeded Benoit Paire with a straight sets victory on the opening day in Melbourne.