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Peer looks to prosper in NY

By Simon Griver, August 25, 2011

Shahar Peer's prepararations for next week's US Open suffered a blow as she sank to an embarrassing defeat at the Texas Open.

Peer, who is ranked 24 in the world, was blown away by Sweden's Johanna Larsson 6-2 6-4.

Larsson, who sits 40 places below Peer in the rankings, was just the latest player to inflict more pain on the Israeli.

Having defeated Anastasiya Yakimova (84) of Belarus in t

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Team GB shine once again in US

August 25, 2011

Robert Dos Santos led the charge as Maccabi GB claimed 12 medals at the JCC Games in Philadelphia.

Swimming sensation Dos Santos grabbed gold in the 200m fly and also picked up three silvers and four bronze in the pool.

Kate Peters claimed three bronze and Libby Walker bagged a silver as the Brits made a big splash stateside.

Meanhwile, GB's football team retained their gold medal as they

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Smiles for FC Team as Moss does Dad proud

By David Gold, August 25, 2011

There was an emotional and fitting tribute to the late Peter Moss as FC Team drew 2-2 with a Tottenham legends XI in an entertaining memorial game for the MSFL Premier Division side's former President.

A Tottenham team including Steve Sedgley, Andy Sinton and Justin Edinburgh all turned out but it was Peter's son, Gideon, who stole the show.

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MJSL ready to bloom - Rose

By James Masters, August 25, 2011

Paul Rose believes the future's bright going into the 63rd year of the MJSL.

Joint vice-chairman Rose, who will continue to oversee secretarial duties within the MJSL, is full of excitement ahead of the new campaign.

Broughton, Republic of Mancunia 2nd and Leeds Maccabi 3rd are new entrants to the division.

"Hopes are high as we have 11 teams in the MJSL this season," said Rose.

"We h

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Davis backs Lustgarten memorial

By James Masters, August 25, 2011

Former Westdene boss Steve Davis insists the 2011 Ryan Lustgarten Shield will be a huge success – despite two MJSL teams being forced to withdraw from the competition.

Republic of Mancunia and Crumpsall had accepted an invitation to play in Monday's tournament before the MJSL fixture list had been published.

But both clubs have reluctantly declined to field a side after being handed two le

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Sporting chance the key for Gav

By James Masters, August 25, 2011

Gavin Sharpe reckons his Sporting JLGB team will be 'ten times better' as they go in search of MJSL glory.

Sporting, who take on title favourites Republic of Mancunia in their opening game on Sunday, are in confident mood after a successful end to last season.

Sharpe's side flew up the table following a slow start to the season before crushing Crumpsall in the final of the Tony Cohen Memoria

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MSFL preview: Division Three

By Danny Caro, August 25, 2011

Division Three looks to be the most open in the MSFL with 10 teams vying for a top two finish.

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One of a number of clubs to have been promoted from Division Four last season, Louis Taylor's Neasden will be looking to go up by right this year.

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Casspi set for France after snub

By James Masters, August 25, 2011

NBA star Omri Casspi has rejected the opportunity to move back to Israel with Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Casspi, who has spent the past two years in the USA with the Sacramento Kings, had hoped to secure a move home following the NBA lockout.

But a snag over the amount of tax he would be required to pay has persuaded the 23-year-old to consider joining French side Villeurbane along with San Antonio S

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Maccabi boss blasts referee Webb after Champions League KO

By Simon Griver, August 25, 2011

Maccabi Haifa boss Elisha Levi has launched a scathing attack on England's World Cup final referee Howard Webb following his side's exit from the Champions League.

Maccabi, who crashed out of the competition following a penalty shoot-out defeat by Belgian champions Genk, were incensed by a number of Webb's decisions during the second leg of their play-off tie.

Webb, who is regarded as one of

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Lions fail to roar

By David Gold, August 24, 2011

London Lions slipped to a third successive defeat in the South Midlands League Division One after going down 2-1 at Harpenden Town.

Lions made seven changes made from the 4-0 drubbing against St. Albans last weekend, but it was Harpenden keeper Matthew Lord who stole the show.

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