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Europa League success for battling Beitar

By Danny Caro, July 13, 2015

Omer Atzily and Dovev Gabbay steered Beitar Jerusalem into the second qualifying round of the Europa League following a hard-fought victory over Odabasy.

After a goalless first leg in Kazakhstan, Atzily broke the deadlock 16 minutes into the first half at Teddy Stadium in in Jerusalem.

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Hemed makes flying start for Seagulls

By Darren Witcoop, July 13, 2015

TOMER HEMED has taken little time to make an impression at Brighton.

The Israel striker marked his debut at the Championship club by breaking his duck with a maiden goal.

Hemed took just three minutes to get off the mark for his new side as Brighton put Swiss side FC Meyrin to the sword in their opening pre-season friendly.

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Furman heads on tour with Blackburn

By Darren Witcoop, July 13, 2015

DEAN FURMAN has boosted his bid to win a contract with Blackburn Rovers.

The Championship club will take a further look at the South Africa captain during this week’s warm-weather training camp in Portugal.

Rovers have been running the rule over Furman since returning to pre-season training earlier this month.

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Israel women's ready for U19 Euro test

By Simon Griver, July 10, 2015

Guy Azouri admits Israel will have to learn on their feet at the Uefa European Women’s under-19 Championship finals which begin on Wednesday.

Hosts Israel take on Sweden in Lod in a group that also features France and Denmark. England, Germany, Spain and Norway will line up in Group B.

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Casspi extends contract with Kings

By Simon Griver, July 10, 2015

Omri Casspi has agreed a two-year contract extension with the Sacramento Kings worth $3 million a year.

Casspi, 27, ended the season in his best ever form since joining the NBA in 2009. The Israeli 6ft 9in forward scored an average 20 points per game in the final month of the season.

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Blackburn look at Furman

By Darren Witcoop, July 10, 2015

DEAN FURMAN is bidding to win a contract with Championship club Blackburn Rovers.

The South African midfielder is training with Rovers this week and hopes to be given a chance in one of the club’s early pre-season friendlies.

Rovers boss Gary Bowyer has given free agent Furman the chance to impress after leaving Doncaster at the end of last season.

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Zahavi purchases Royal Mouscron

By Simon Griver, July 10, 2015

Israeli super-agent Pini Zahavi has bought top Belgian club Royal Mouscron-Peruwelz for €8.5 million.

Zahavi will reportedly use the club as an incubator for young Chelsea players, and in order to get around attempts by Uefa to clamp down on third party ownership of players by agents and investors.

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Maccabi Haifa to play Norwich City

By Danny Caro, July 10, 2015

Maccabi Haifa will play Premier League new boys Norwich City in a pre-season in Austria on July 20.

The 12-time Ligat Ha’Al champions will meet the Canaries at the Kufstein-Arena in Kufstein.

A Norwich spokesman said: “The teams are in the same region at the same time during our respective training camps and we’re looking forward to the game.

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Wimbledon was smashing, says Reinberg

By Laura Stadler, July 10, 2015

American teenager Emil Reinberg “loved” his first Wimbledon experience after succumbing in the second round of the Junior Boys Singles.

"I like playing on grass, but I know I need to make some improvements and keep working on my forehand."

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Giorgi ready to go again

By Danny Caro, July 10, 2015

Camila Giorgi offered no excuses after tumbling out in the third round of the Ladies Singles.

Giorgi, 23, went on to Court 1 with impressive victories over Lara Arruabarrena and Teliana Pereira under her belt but she was far from her best against the fifth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki.

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