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Hinawi makes a splash in Baku

By Danny Caro, June 26, 2015

Marc Hinawi claimed Israel's eighth medal of what is proving to be a hugely success European Games for the nation after impressing in the pool in Baku.

Hinawi registered a new personal best time of 15:25 in the final of the 1,500m after finishing third.

Reflecting on his time, which was also a junior national record, Hinawi admitted he had mixed emotions about the race.

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Michael clinging on to Aussie dream

June 26, 2015

Michael Klinger believes his excellent early season form has put him firmly in the sights of Australian selectors, but he admits it’s in the shorter form of the game that his best hopes lie.

Klinger bludgeoned his fifth cen-tury of the English season in Gloucestershire’s County Championship match against Essex.

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Dowson reaches new heights

By Brian Sacks, June 26, 2015

Sophie Dowson equalled her pole vault best of 3.60m in placing fifth at the England Athletics U20 Championship in Bedford.

Dowson was beaten by just one U17 competitor, who also scaled 3.60m.

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All change at Maccabi London Lions

By Danny Caro, June 26, 2015

Andy Landesberg believes relegation from the MGBSFL Premier Division could be a blessing in disguise for Maccabi London Lions.

The MLL Blue team finished second from bottom but Chairman Landesberg believes a management overhaul will help turn their fortunes around.

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Coombe Hill win Metropolitan tournament

By Danny Caro, June 25, 2015

Coombe Hill swept the board at the Metropolitan Tournament in Kingston-upon-Thames.

Home advantage was evident as the host team, comprising eight male and four female golfers, won the majority of the prizes available.

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Golden wonder Moran closes in on Rio

By Danny Caro, June 25, 2015

Moran Samuel boosted her chances of qualifying for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro by winning gold at the Rowing World Cup.

Israel’s leading Paralympic rower crossed the line ahead of defending world champion Birgit Skarstin in the ASW 1 1,000m race in Varese, Italy.

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Wimbledon woe for Peer

By Danny Caro, June 25, 2015

Dudi Sela will be Israel's only representative in the Singles event at Wimbledon after Shahar Peer crashed out in the final round of the qualifiers.

A 6-1, 6-4 defeat against American Bethanie Mattek-Sands means that Peer tasted heartbreak on a surface she struggles on by her own admission for the second time in three years.

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U18 footballers going for gold, says Zamet

June 25, 2015

Simon Zamet believes gold is a realistic target for Team Maccabi GB U18 Football at next month's European Maccabi Games in Berlin.

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Hemed signs for Brighton

June 24, 2015

Israel international striker Tomer Hemed has joined Brighton & Hove Albion.

Hemed, 28, agreed a three-year deal with the Championship club, who are owned by Tony Bloom, for an undisclosed fee after joining from Almeria.

Brighton boss Chris Hughton admitted he had been tracking the progress of Hemed for some time.

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BECC cut Oakhill down to size

June 24, 2015

Belmont & Edgware registered their first victory of the season following an excellent all-round performance against Oakhill CC.

After a long journey to commuter-belt Kent, skipper Adam Jacobs won the toss and decided to bat first on a seemingly good wicket with a fast, if scrub-like, outfield.

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