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Haifa to face Bosnians in Champions League

June 21, 2011

Maccabi Haifa have been drawn against Bosnian champions FK Borac Banja Luka in the Champions League qualifers.

The Greens must come through three qualifying rounds as they look to make the group stage for the second time in three years.

In season 2009/10, Haifa became the first team to go through the groups phase without scoring a goal or taking a point.


Sela cruises into round two at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 20, 2011

Dudi Sela breezed into the second round at Wimbledon following a straight sets victory over Frederico Gil of Portugal.

Wild card Sela claimed his 16th straight victory with an imperious display on Court 8.

He completed a confident performance 6-4, 6-1, 6-4, before the rain came.

His victory came hot on the heels of Shahar Peer's exit.


Peer crashes out of Wimbledon

June 20, 2011

Shahar Peer has crashed out of Wimbledon.

Seeded 22, the Israeli won the first set 7-5 but after picking up a shoulder injury in the second, she had no answer to the power and precision of Ksenia Pervak, going down 6-4, 6-4 on Court 8 on the opening day.


Israel spy Jonathan Pollard banned from father's funeral

By Anna Slater, June 20, 2011

A Facebook campaign to free Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard from a US prison apparently sent the White House switchboard into meltdown on Sunday.


Brutal Brand tortures Wycombe House

June 20, 2011

A brutal innings knock from Adam Brand helped London Maccabi Vale 2nd wrap up a first league victory of the season as they overpowered Wycombe House by 57 runs.


Lebens boosts MAL's title hopes

June 20, 2011

A fine all-round performance from Yoav Lebens took MAL four points clear at the top of Middlesex Sunday League Division Two following a crushing 185-run success over Finchley.

Finchley won the toss and asked MAL to make first use of a very wet and uneven looking surface. Batting was tricky throughout, Daniel Susser being the first batsman to go, nicking Jaimin Patel behind for 0.


Ram and Erlich win 13th ATP title

June 20, 2011

Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich completed preparations for Wimbledon in style – by winning the AEGON International men's doubles title.

Having recently got back together, the Israelis wrapped up their first success in three years, defeating Grigor Dimitrov and Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-3 in a rain-delayed final.

Play was not possible in Eastbourne so the match was moved to Roehampton.


Player of the Year Bern to leave MSFL

By Danny Caro, June 17, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Just minutes after being named Maccabi League Player of the Year, Daran Bern dropped a bombshell on his Redbridge Jewish Care teammates - by telling them that he is leaving Jewish football.


Gold again for pace ace Edwards

By Brian Sacks, June 17, 2011

Ellie Edwards, 14, achieved the English Schools qualifying standard in winning the junior girls 200 metres title in the Greater Manchester School Championships at Stretford, recording 26.20. She will now represent Greater Manchester in the English Schools Championships in July.


Salford's damp squib

June 17, 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 with the impressive Wineberg taking wickets at regular interval.