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Hurst: It was West sham

By James Masters, June 16, 2011

Sir Geoff Hurst believes that Avram Grant was left fighting a losing battle following West Ham's flirtation with Martin O'Neill in January.

Former Hammers boss Grant, who was sacked immediately after the club's relegation from the Premier League, was expected to leave Upton Park with O'Neill taking his place.

Despite constant speculation over the Israeli's future, Grant survived only to pres

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Haifa hero on the way

By Simon Griver, June 16, 2011

Tomer Hemed is close to agreeing terms with Rangers. The Maccabi Haifa striker, 24, is reportedly being offered a three-year contract at Ibrox worth between £7,000 to £8,000 a week.

However, we understand that no deal will be signed until Hemed receives his Polish passport, probably next week.

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I will show you all I can cut it on grass, says Sela

By Simon Griver, June 16, 2011

Wild card Dudi Sela is looking to repay the faith of Wimbledon organisers with a good run at the All England Tennis Club, starting on Monday.

An excellent run of form has seen the Israeli register 15 consecutive victories, culminating in the Nottingham Challenger last weekend - his third successive win on the challenger circuit.

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Bern wins top MSFL accolade

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2011

Daran Bern has been named JC MSFL Player of the Season.

Bern, 24, was a key figure as Redbridge Jewish Care A claimed the Premier Division title for the first time before going on to seal the double with victory in the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup final against Hendon.

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Wineberg heroics in vain for Salford

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2011

A career-best 6-45 from Jonny Wineburg was not enough as Salford Jewish CC suffered a 74-run defeat in a rain-affected match against West Didsbury.

An early wicket from Alex Goodman soon put West Didsbury on the back foot and they continued to find runs hard to come by the impressive Wineberg taking wickets at regular interval.

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Maccabi Junior Football League end of season report

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2011

MJFL league chairman Laurence Thorne looks back on the season.

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Game over for Weintraub

By Danny Caro, June 13, 2011

Wimbledon was over before it started for Amir Weintraub who was beaten in the qualifiers this afternoon.

The Israeli went down 7-6, 6-3 to Simone Bolleli of Italy in the first round of the qualifiers for the men’s singles.

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Wimbledon spot for Israel's Sela

By Danny Caro, June 13, 2011

Dudi Sela has received a wild card for Wimbledon, which starts next week.

Sela will climb to 81 in the ATP rankings after winning the Nottingham Challenger.

He beat Jeremy Chardy of France – 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.

An impressive run of form has seen the Israeli win his last 15 matches, steering him to three consecutive challenger titles.

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Israel in a whole new ball game

By David Gold, June 10, 2011

Israel has been invited to participate in the qualifiers for the 2013 World Baseball Classic, the first time the country will have performed in the competition.

Haim Katz, the President of the Israeli Baseball Association, told the JC that the announcement would be "revolutionary" for the sport in Israel.

"It is probably the most prestigious tournament any Israeli team has participated in si

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Back to basics for Sela

By Simon Griver, June 10, 2011

Dudi Sela will be forced to qualify for this year's Wimbledon Championships.

Ranked 94 in the world, the Israeli will not gain automatic entrance as he was ranked 147 last month when the entry criteria for the event were decided.

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