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A revamped Elitzur Ramle visits Athinaikos in Greece tonight in its first game of the women's basketball EuroCup round of 16. Though Ramle finished the group stage with a perfect 8-0 record, financial difficulties forced it to release three of its top foreigners and replace them with two others - Matalya Belvin from Maccabi Ramat Hen and Abiola Wabara from Ramat Hasharon. "There's no telling what we would have done with the previous lineup," said head coach Eli Rabi yesterday, "but in any event we're going there to win." (Arie Livnat)

Basketball's Premier League yesterday announced the schedule for next month's State Cup semifinals. Hapoel Holon will face Ironi Nahariya in the early game on February 16, while Hapoel Jerusalem will take on Maccabi Haifa in the second contest. The cup winner will take home NIS 100,000. (Arie Livnat and Elad Zeevi)

Beitar Jerusalem confirmed yesterday that the soccer team's owner, Arcadi Gaydamak, is once again being kept abreast on the team's ongoing operations. "I'm in touch with Arcadi," chairman Itzik Kornfein said yesterday of the owner, who is now living in Russia. "I update and report to only Gaydamak." Yesterday, Kornfein sold off Yoav Ziv to Belgian team Lockeren for 75,000 euros - down from the original price of 200,000 euros, saving the team NIS 10 million in future obligations. (Moshe Boker)