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Cardiff in for defender Dekel Keinan

January 20, 2011

Dekel Keinan has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal with Cardiff City.

The Blackpool defender will earn £420,000-a-year, slightly higher than his earnings at Bloomfield Road, and receive a £100,000 bonus if Cardiff are promoted this season.

The Bluebirds currently lie third in the Championship, two points behind Swansea in the automatic promotion second place but with a game in hand.

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Jockey Sam Waley-Cohen is king for a day

By David Gold, January 20, 2011

Sam Waley-Cohen became the first amateur jockey to win a Grade One National Hunt race since Jim Wilson in 1981 when he rode his father Robert's horse Long Run to victory in the King George V Chase at Kempton on Saturday.

Kauto Star, ridden by AP McCoy, had been expected to break the record with a fifth successive triumph in the race, but Waley-Cohen swept to victory as Long Run outpaced the champion over the final circuit.

Waley-Cohen said that he had no plans to turn professional despite the triumph, preferring instead to concentrate on his dentistry business.

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Shahar Peer marches into round three in Melbourne

By Danny Caro, January 20, 2011

Shahar Peer, the 10th seed, stormed into the third round of the ladies singles at the Australian Open with another straight sets victory in Melbourne.

Ranked 12 in the world, Peer followed up her win over Mathilde Johansson with a 6-3, 6-2 success over Sorana Cirstea of Romania.

The Israeli believes that 2011 will be a big year. The 23-year-old has already reached two Grand Slam quarter-finals and is quickly becoming one of the most exciting players on the women's circuit.

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Peter Morrison Trophy last 16 draw

By Danny Caro, January 20, 2011

PETER MORRISON TROPHY LAST 16 DRAW

North London Raiders A vs Maccabi Masters

North London Raiders B vs Oakwood

Southgate Harmen A vs Montana Boca A

Oakhill Lions vs Redbridge A

London Maccabi Lions A vs Manchester Maccabi 1st

Faithfold vs North West Neasden B

Woodford Wanderers vs North West Neasden A

Haroldeans or Leeds Maccabi 1st vs Sporting JLGB

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JC MSFL Matchday 19 preview

By Danny Caro, January 19, 2011

Having smashed 12 in the Peter Morrison Trophy last Sunday, North West Neasden A will be on the goal trail again, this time in the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup. Danny Caro looks ahead to all the action.

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PETER MORRISON TROPHY LAST 16 DRAW

North London Raiders A vs Maccabi Masters
North London Raiders B vs Oakwood
FC Team B or Southgate Harmen A vs Montana Boca A
Oakhill Lions vs Redbridge A
London Maccabi Lions A vs Manchester Maccabi 1st
Faithfold vs North West Neasden B
Woodford Wanderers vs North West Neasden A

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JC Olim League Week 12 review

By Danny Caro, January 19, 2011

Jaffa recorded an emphatic 6-0 victory over Modiin in the JC Olim League.

A booking error at the Modiin home pitch meant that this game was played at a neutral venue in south Tel Aviv.

It was not long until the team from down the road in Jaffa took an early lead. Playing up front in place of his suspended brother, Daniel Berkeley tucked away his first of the night to put Jaffa ahead.

The following 20 minutes saw Modiin come back into the game and dominate possession without creating too many shooting opportunities.

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Manchester Maccabi 3rds make it 10 out of 10

By Danny Caro, January 18, 2011

Daniel Rubenstein (2), Harry Myers, Max Rose, Adam Stevens and an own goal helped Manchester Maccabi 3rds maintain their six-point advantage over the chasing pack as they thumped Westdene 2nd 6-2 in the MJSL.

Maccabi controlled proceedings throughout, but Westdene set themselves up defensively in the first half and were able to keep Maccabi largely at bay as a result.

The visitors were playing their first league game for over a month, and it showed as they displayed signs of rustiness in the final third.

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Bet Shemesh lights up Israel night league

By Danny Caro, January 18, 2011

Night Cricket resumed in Israel last week after a mid-season break. All the teams in the second division are chasing League leaders Pearl Wanderers Cricket Club, with the Gold Insurance Bet Shemesh Lightning team producing an excellent performance by beating Modi'in EasyIsrael by 8 runs.

The GIBSL team batted first and scored 114 runs and then reduced the MEI team to 106 in a match that went down to the last over.

Pommeranz Juice Good Old Boys cemented their second place position with a 10-run win over a much improved KAT ISRAEMPLOY Tigers team. PJGOB scored 76 with KIT scoring 66.

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Levy replaces Malmilian as Betar coach

By David Gold, January 18, 2011

Uri Malmilian left Betar Jerusalem on Monday morning as his disappointing tenure as coach of the team he served with distinction as a player came to an end.

Roni Levy was quickly installed as his replacement.

Malmilian had already offered his resignation once this season, but his latest meeting over the weekend with club chairman Itzik Kornfein resulted in the two agreeing to part company by mutual consent.

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Peer heads to second round of Australian Open

By Danny Caro, January 18, 2011

Tenth seed Shahar Peer cruised into the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Mathilde Johansson (103) of France.

After losing the first game and nearly losing her serve in the second game, Peer dominated to win six straight games and take the first set in 34 minutes.

It took another 28 minutes to win the second set by the same margin.

Dudi Sela (92) lost in straight sets 6-7, 4-6, 4-6 in the first round against Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro.

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