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Stone wins Eastern Young Athletes League race

By Brian Sacks, July 8, 2016

David Stone won the 1,500m race at the Eastern Young Athletes League in Ipswich.

The performance followed two weeks out with knee ligament damage and three days’ treatment for asthma as Stone, 14, set a four-second personal best of 4:32.5..

Sophie Dowson, 17, raised her pole vault best to 3.76m when outclassing the opposition in the Youth Development League in Hendon.


Brand, 13, makes tennis history at NLCS

By Danny Caro, July 8, 2016

Isabelle Brand has become the youngest girl to win the Pamela Flower Cup.

Brand, 13, won a fiercely contested three-set match against Asha Bakhai at North London Collegiate School.


Cliff Crown delighted by EFL Board appointment

By Darren Witcoop, July 8, 2016

Cliff Crown has been appointed to serve on the board of the English Football League for the next three seasons.

Crown, who is chairman of Brentford, becomes the third Championship representative. EFL chairman Ian Lenagan said: “Cliff brings a wealth of expertise to this role and it gives me great pleasure to welcome him on to the EFL Board.”


Hartsbourne retain Glancy Cup

July 8, 2016

Hartsbourne retained their status as the best Jewish golf team in the country after retaining The Glancy Cup after two days of top quality competition.

Dyrham Park County Club hosted what is recognised as the highlight of the golfing calendar run by The Association of Jewish Golf Clubs and Societies.


Lipsky reaches Mixed Double quarters at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, July 7, 2016

Scott Lipsky and Alla Kudryavtseva continued their merciless march towards the latter stages of the Mixed Doubles competition at Wimbledon after knocking out the fifth seeds.

Lipsky of America and Kudryavtseva of Russia surprised Nenad Zimonjic and Yung-Jan Chan 6-3, 7-6 in a match that lasted just over an hour.


Greenwall-Cohen jnr on song as London Maccabi Vale beat Finchley

July 6, 2016

London Maccabi Vale continued their strong start to the season after recording a five-wicket victory over Finchley.

LMV restricted their hosts to 190 off their 40 overs thanks to a disciplined performance from a string of youthful bowlers.


Nachshen catches the eye at Watford Open Graded Meeting

By Brian Sacks, July 5, 2016

Shaftesbury Barnet Harrier Gilad Nachshen, 12, has risen to sixth in the UK under-13 800m rankings, recording 2:16.34 at the recent Watford Open Graded Meeting.

Nachshen, who has only recently resumed running after some months off with a leg injury, will represent Hertfordshire in the forthcoming Inter-counties Championships.


Sagiv wins Road race Championship of Israel

By Stan Rose, July 5, 2016

Guy Sagiv timed his sprint to perfection to win the Road race Championship of Israel.

Sagiv, 22, edged ahead in the final few metres to beat Time Trial champion Aviv Yechzkel after more than three hours of animated racing in the Bet Guvrin area. Bronze went to Roy Goldstein, a further minute behind.


Wimbledon woe for Erlich but Lipsky reaches round three

By Laura Stadler, July 5, 2016

Jonathan Erlich expressed disappointment after tumbling out in the first round of the Men's Doubles at Wimbledon.

Partnering Brit Colin Fleming, the Israeli admits it was an opportunity missed against Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray.

"Obviously I’m very disappointed that we lost," said Erlich. "I thought we had a good chance to win this match, especially at the end."


Schwartzman frustrated after five-set defeat against Haase

By Laura Stadler, June 29, 2016

Diego Schwartzman struggled to explain his first-round defeat against Robin Haase.

An upset looked on the cards early on as Schwartzman of Argentina won the opening set 6-2 on Court 5. Haase bounced back to win the next two 6-2, 6-3 before Schwartzman rediscovered his rhythm to win the fourth 6-2. But he was unable to see the match as Haase won an epic contest 7-5 in the fifth.