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Newcomer Galil Elyon upsets women’s hoops rival Elitzur Ramle

Hapoel Galil Elyon, newly promoted to the Premier League of women's basketball, notched its second victory of the season last night, knocking off Elitzur Ramle 85-77. Sydney Carter, who was drafted by the WNBA's Chicago Sky this year, led Galil with 25 points. Four foreigners debuted with Ramle, whose coach Adan Inbar just inked a new contract through the end of the season. (Arie Livnat )

Australia's rugby team under pressure ahead of England test after feeble defeat

Australia's feeble defeat to France prevented the southern hemisphere powers claiming a clean sweep in the first round of autumn internationals. With New Zealand and South Africa unlikely to lose this weekend either, it's the Wallabies who again are under most pressure ahead of a crunch match against old rival England. Australia head coach Robbie Deans needs a victory to stem the tide of criticism flowing his way, but injuries and suspension have hit the team hard - and England is keen to pile on the agony. Commenting on the 33-6 loss in Paris, Deans said "last week's performance was out of character and inexcusable, so we have to get on and address it." New Zealand plays Italy in Rome and South Africa travels to Murrayfield to take on Scotland. (AP )

San Francisco 49er Jacobs tweets references not to 'hate' boss as his own is hospitalized

49ers running back Brandon Jacobs has posted advice on Twitter with a reference to never working "in a place where you hate your boss so much." The hash tag: "YouLiveAndYouLearn." Jacobs had terrible timing with the tweet on Thursday afternoon, considering San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh was hospitalized for what the team called a "minor procedure" for an irregular heartbeat. In the locker room soon after his post, Jacobs said people shouldn't "assume" his remarks were football-related, then followed up with more tweets - including one reading "football is not my life." Jacobs, who dealt with a left-knee injury early in the year, has been active only once all season but never played. He took the field for a play Oct. 18 against Seattle, then got called off. (AP )