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Saperstein lines up British title challenge

By Danny Caro, June 24, 2010

Laura Saperstein is targeting a crack at the British featherweight title after defeating Bulgarian Borislava Goranova at York Hall, Bethnal Green.

Saperstein had been frustrated after several opponents dropped out but she had no problems extending her unbeaten professional record to 10 after the six round contest.

"I started preparing for someone a lot taller and heavier followed by someone lighter and shorter," said Saperstein. "For once, I'd been struggling with my weight and in the end it became really stressful."

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Feilhaber steers USA into round two

By Danny Caro, June 24, 2010

Benny Feilhaber helped the USA keep their World Cup dream alive after coming off the bench to steer them past Algeria and finish top of England’s qualifying group.

A strike from Jermaine Defoe looked to have sent England through as group winners, but playmaker Feilhaber, who came on at half time after replacing striker Herculez Gomezat the Loftus Versfeld Stadium, and played his part as a stoppage time strike from Landon Donovan took the USA through to the second round in South Africa.

Feilhaber said: "It’s unbelievable. We definitely never doubted it was possible.

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Peer crashes out in round two

By Laura Stadler, June 23, 2010

Shahar Peer suffered a shock second round elimination at the hands of Angelique Kerber on Wednesday afternoon.

Having accounted for former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic in the opening round, the 13th seed from Israel succumbed in straight sets against the German on Court 5.

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Sela goes down fighting against 13th seed

By Danny Caro, June 23, 2010

Israel No. 1 Dudi Sela was unable to repeat his heroics of 2009 after going down in four sets against 13th seed Mikhail Youzhny on Court 8 on day two at Wimbledon.

Having reached round four and ousting former top 10 player Marat Safin last year, a resilient Sela gave the powerful Russian a run for his money.

He lost the first two sets before battling back to win the third. The baseliner failed to capitalise on two sets points in the fourth before eventually losing the tie-break, going down 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-7 (2-7).

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Hapoel drawn against Bosnians in Champions League

By Simon Griver, June 22, 2010

Hapoel Tel Aviv have been drawn against Bosnian champions FK Zeljeznicar in the second qualifying round of the Champions League.

The Israeli champions will host the Bosnians at Bloomfield Stadium on July 14 and travel to Sarajevo for the return a week later.

Itay Shechter, the Hapoel striker, said: “We do not really know the team but if they are champions of Bosnia they cannot be taken lightly."

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LMV unstoppable

By Danny Caro, June 22, 2010

London Maccabi Vale 2nd returned to winning ways as they put Belmont & Edgware 1st to the sword, winning by six wickets in the Middlesex Sunday League Division Three.

BECC went into the game on the back of a defeat against MAL, and they were unable to stop LMV in their second tight finish in a week at the Met Police Ground in Bushey. BECC skipper Ashley Connick won the toss and elected to bat first. His side got off to a strong start with an opening partnership of 60 between Alex Goodman, who went on to make 63, and Dan Abrahams.

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Peer eases into round two at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 22, 2010

Shahar Peer's quest to reach the ATP top 10 gathered momentum as she beat former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic on Court 5 late on Monday evening on Day One at Wimbledon.

Seeded 13, Peer was forced to wait for a court but it did not affect her performance and she prevented Ivanovic from showing the form that took her to the semi-finals at SW19 in 2007.

The Israeli Peer capitalised with a solid if unspectacular performance that earned a 6-3 6-4 passage.

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Cricket Scoreboard

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2010

MIDDLESEX SUNDAY LEAGUE

DIVISION TWO

Bharat Olympians 184

London Maccabi Vale 1st 185-8 Jerome Roith 60, Paul Buxton 35

LMV won by 2 wickets

DIVISION THREE

Belmont & Edgware 194-9 Goodman 63, Averbuch 36*; Lederman 5-35
London Maccabi Vale 2nd 195-4 Nigel Rothband 53, Jeremy Harris 40

Vale won by 6 wickets.

REPRESENTATIVE MATCH

Lindow CC 37

NJCL 38-3

NJCL won by 7 wickets

FRIENDLY

Newlands & Northwood 246-3 Darren Cohen 108 not out, Ben Wolpe 57, Charles Perrin 45 not out

Woodlands 215-9 Jon Mymin 3-31, Mark Roma 3-38

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Heroic Roith steers LM Vale home

June 21, 2010

A heroic innings from Jerome Roith helped London Maccabi Vale 1st maintain their grip at the top of the Middlesex Sunday League Division Two as they snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against Bharat Olympians at Rowley Lane.

A match that seemed lost after LMV’s first three overs of bowling and first three overs of batting was won thanks to a sensational performance from the lower order notably by Roith and Paul Buxton who together with Dan Cohen and Saul Weitzman performed heroics to turn a score of 34-5 into a matchwinning 185 for 8.

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Experience paves the way for LMV 2nds victory

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2010

London Maccabi Vale 2nd returned to winning ways as they put Belmont & Edgware 1st to the sword, winning by six wickets in the Middlesex Sunday League Division Three.

BECC went into the game on the back of a defeat against MAL, and they were unable to stop LMV in their second tight finish in a week at the Met Police Ground in Bushey. BECC skipper Ashley Connick won the toss and elected to bat first. His side got off to a strong start with an opening partnership of 60 between Alex Goodman, who went on to make 63, and Dan Abrahams.

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