Football

US businessman buys Beitar Jerusalem

By Jessica Elgot and Simon Griver, July 15, 2011

Israel’s most controversial football club has been sold to two American businessmen, one of whom is well known for his left-wing activism.

Dan Adler and Adam Levin bought Beitar Jerusalem from Arkady Gaydamak in London yesterday. The California businessmen were in the UK to buy several British high-tech companies.

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Medals galore for Team GB

By Danny Caro, July 14, 2011

Team GB produced an astonishing record-breaking performance at the 13th European Maccabi Games in Vienna .

The 220-strong delegation won a mammoth 71 medals of which 31 were gold, 23 silver and 17 bronze.

The three-man swimming team of Trevor Pears, Hollie Singer and Naomi Ayrton claimed 19 medals between them.

Wonder kid Zak Zilesnick swept the board in Table Tennis, winning the singles,

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Roll of honour

July 14, 2011

GOLD

Badminton: Junior Boys - D Garcia

Football: Open and Junior Team

Golf: Gross Individual – N Harris

Masters scratch: M Lerner

Open Net Individual: Z Talbot

Team Gross – Open

Ladies Open Scratch: LTarn

Ladies Handicap – T Capal

Open - Female team

Table tennis: Junior team

Boys doubles

Boys singles - Z Zilesnick

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Brad's silver lining

By Danny Caro, July 14, 2011

Brad Solomon was bursting with pride after GB's Women's team claimed their first-ever football medal.

A 3-1 victory over Germany saw them take silver and finish as the top European side in a three-team event.

The event started badly for GB who were crushed 7-0 by runaway winners USA in their opening match.

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Futsal stars pay the price

By Danny Caro, July 8, 2011

Team GB experienced mixed emotions on the opening day of the European Maccabi Games.

The Open futsal team went down 4-3 in a thriller against the much-fancied Australians.

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Smell of history has Britain's stars dreaming

By Danny Caro, July 7, 2011

There has been a great buzz around the Team GB camp over the first couple of days in Vienna, where I'm covering my fourth European Maccabi Games.

Goalkeeper Matt Davis was relieved to get through customs after losing his passport on the plane.

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Israel looking good for 2003

By David Gold, July 7, 2011

Ronen Hershco believes Israel can host a successful European Under 21 Championship in 2013.

Hershco, the director of the national teams department at the Israeli Football Association, attended the recently concluded Under 21 finals in Denmark.

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Deano just the man for Dickov

By Danny Caro, July 7, 2011

Dean Furman has expressed his delight at being appointed the new captain of Oldham Athletic.

Midfielder Furman, 23, was given the armband by manager Paul Dickov after Reuben Hazell left the club.

And the former Rangers and Chelsea man says he can't wait to get going after being given the role for the new season.

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Furman: It will be sweet 16

By James Masters, June 30, 2011

Dean Furman is hoping his stellar season with Oldham Athletic will rub off on Team GB's Under 16 side ahead of the European Maccabi Games.

Furman, a former Chelsea trainee, joined Barnet coach Michael Stone to offer advice to the 18-strong squad during a training session.

The Under 16 side face a tough task to come out on top, with teams from Spain, Germany, Denmark and Austria all hoping to

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Stone backing Winston's warriors for gold

June 30, 2011

Michael Stone, the Barnet coach, believes that Team GB can end several decades of heartbreak and take gold in the Open competition at the European Maccabi Games.

Having recently helped the Bees survive relegation from League 2, Stone has been running his eye over the Team GB Open squad who will be going for gold in Vienna.

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