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Americans dreaming of sevens heaven in Rio

By Darren Witcoop, July 22, 2016

ZACH TEST is proud to be making history when the Rugby Sevens returns to the Olympics after a 92-year absence.

But Test should not be competing for USA in Rio. In fact, he probably should not be taking to the field at all.


Cruyff departure a major blow for Maccabi Tel Aviv

By Simon Griver, July 22, 2016

JORDI Cruyff, the director of football at Maccabi Tel Aviv, is set to leave the club at the end of August, according to reports in Israel.

Cruyff had been in talks over a switch to Premier League Everton, but was only the second choice behind Leicester assistant-manager Steve Walsh.


Tough Champions League draw for Hapoel Beer Sheva

By Danny Caro, July 15, 2016

Hapoel Beer Sheva will face Greek champions Olympiacos is they can complete the job and beat Sheriff Tiraspol in the second qualifying round of the Champions League.

Hapoel were forced to come from a goal down to beat Sheriff in Israel this week, with goals from John Ogu, Elyaniv Barda and Maharan Radi earning them a 3-2 victory in the first leg.


Blue Jays want to play on top table, says Bloomberg

July 13, 2016

Salford Blue Jays moved to the top of the eight-a-side Last Man Standing competition’s Manchester & Trafford B Division after two huge wins for Captain Ross Bloomberg’s charges.

The first came on a rain soaked evening at Parrs Wood against OL6ers. The artificial pitch allowed the match to be played through persistent rain and Salford’s batsmen seemed to enjoy the conditions.


This could be my last Wimbledon, says Erlich

By Laura Stadler, July 13, 2016

Jonathan Erlich has cast doubt over his future participation at Wimbledon after tumbling out in the first round of the Men’s Doubles.

The Israeli and Colin Fleming were left to reflect a missed opportunity after tumbling out in the first round of the Men’s Doubles.


Radi late show gives Hapoel victory on Champions League debut

By Simon Griver, July 13, 2016

An injury time strike from super-sub Maharan Radi handed Hapoel Beer Sheva a slender advantage in their Champions League tie against Sheriff Tiraspol on Tuesday night.

The competition new boys played against 10 men for most of what was an incident-packed match at Turner Stadium.


Allweis takes seven wickets as LMV romp home

July 12, 2016

Steven Allweis produced an outstanding spell of bowling to record London Maccabi Vale's best-ever figures in the Chess Valley League and power the team to victory.

Allweis finished with 7-18 off 10 overs to demolish Stanmore's batsmen and write his name in the record books.


Beck swings into Israel squad for Rio Olympics

By Simon Griver, July 12, 2016

Israeli golfer Laetitia Beck has qualified for the Olympics after being ranked 42 in the official rankings with the top 60 places guaranteeing a ticket to Rio.

She becomes the 47th member of Israel's record squad, easily surpassing the 43 that competed in Beijing in 2008.


Knyazyeva-Minenko secures silver for Israel at European Championships

July 11, 2016

Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko was jumping for joy after winning silver at the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam.

Knyazyeva-Minenko, 26, became only the second Israeli athlete to claim a medal at the event - following an outstanding performance in the triple jump.


Wimborne makes the cut for GHS finals

By Stan Rose, July 8, 2016

Jaimie Wimborne set a personal best time of 23:59 to win the GHS Time Trial Regional qualifier.

Riding for Watford Velo, Wimborne, 16, produced an average time of 25.02mph over the 10 miles circular course West of Windsor to win by 35 seconds

The victory - from a mixed field of 20 – secures automatic qualification for Wimborne at the National GHS finals in September.