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Lipsky and Dellacqua capture grand slam title

By Danny Caro, June 6, 2011

American Scott Lipsky and Australian Casey Dellacqua have won the French Open mixed doubles title.

The unseeded pair surprised top seeds and defending champions Katarina Srebotnik and Nenad Zimonjic in a three set thriller.

Lipsky, 29, held serve throughout and produced some crucial volleys in the decisive set.

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MAL 2nd well beaten

By Danny Caro, June 6, 2011

MAL 2nd suffered an eight-wicket defeat in a friendly against Hampstead.

Hampstead elected to field on what looked to be a decent but used track.

Opening bowler Bradley was getting good carry and beat the bat regularly. Avi Gelley was the first man out after a mix-up with Daniel Susser saw him run out.

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MAL too strong for LM Vale 2nd

By Danny Caro, June 6, 2011

MAL moved into the top two of the Middlesex Sunday Cricket League second division with a comprehensive six-wicket win over local rivals London Maccabi Vale on Sunday.

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Ben Haim keeps Israel in contention

By Danny Caro, June 5, 2011

A penalty from Portsmouth defender Tal Ben Haim keep alive Israel's Euro 2012 qualification hopes after they beat Latvia 2-1 in Riga on Saturday evening.

Israel forged ahead after 17 minutes when captain Yossi Benayoun finished off an excellent passing move with a powerful drive.

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Latvia game is critical, says coach Fernandez

By Simon Griver, June 2, 2011

Luis Fernandez has described tomorrow's Euro 2012 qualifier in Latvia as win or bust.

Israel go into the match lying third in Group F. They trail leaders Greece by a point and are level on points with second-placed Croatia, having played a game more than both their rivals.

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Lipsky hits top form

By Danny Caro, June 2, 2011

Scott Lipsky was the surprise package at the French Open after excelling in both doubles' competitions at Roland Garros.

New Yorker Lipsky, 29, teamed up with Casey Dellacqua to reach the semi-finals of the mixed doubles.

Lipsky and Rajeev Ram were eliminated at the quarter-final stage of the men's doubles. They bowed out in three sets against fourth seeds Michael Llodra and Henad Zimonjic

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Double joy for Israel

June 2, 2011

Israel's Arik Ze'evi and Neta Rivkin have boosted their hopes of participating in next year's Olympic Games in London.

Ze'evi, 34, took gold at judo's Moscow Grand Slam with a victory in the under-100kg competition.

There was controversy in the quarter-finals when, after defeating Ramadan Darwesh, the Egyptian refused to shake Ze'evi's hand.

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England FC win Olim World Cup

June 2, 2011

Danny Newman, player-manager of England FC, praised his squad after they retained the Olim Seven-a-side World Cup in Israel.

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Bloom in business

June 2, 2011

Claire Bloom has qualified for the Great Britain age group team (45-49) after finishing third at the World Sprint Championship Beijing qualifier at Dorney Lake, Eton.

Bloom, who works at David Lloyd Chigwell, took up sprint triathlon 18 months ago and completed her first full season last year.

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Lustigman calls for fresh blood

By Danny Caro, June 2, 2011

The Maccabi Masters Football League is relaxing its age restrictions in a bid to boost numbers.

The decision was made as Hendon Harriers, who joined the league last season, look set to drop down into Division Two leaving the league a team short in the top division.

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