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Peer crashes out in round three

By Danny Caro, January 24, 2011

Shahar Peer tumbled out of the Australian Open at the third round stage, going down in three sets against 22nd seed Flavia Pennetta of Italy.

Seeded 10, Peer won the first set 6-3, but she failed to capitalise on a set-point in the second, eventually losing 6-7 (3-7), 4-6 in Melbourne.

Israeli participation at the event came to an early close after Andy Ram and Yoni Erlich, who won doubles title here in 2008, were knocked out in the second round.

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JC Cyril Anekstein Cup Quarter-Final Draw

By Danny Caro, January 24, 2011

JC CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP QUARTER-FINAL DRAW

North West Neasden B vs Holy Mount Zion

Faithfold A vs Hendon United Sports Club A

London Maccabi Lions A vs North West Neasden A

Redbridge Jewish Care A vs Brady Maccabi

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JC MSFL Matchday 19 review

By Danny Caro, January 23, 2011

Neasden A were given a scare in the cup against Redbridge C while Faithfold A and Redbridge A claimed impressive wins in the JC MSFL Premier Division.

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PETER MORRISON TROPHY LAST 16 DRAW

JC CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP QUARTER-FINAL DRAW

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The JC MSFL Rumour Mill

By Danny Caro, January 21, 2011

The JC MSFL Rumour Mill is back. Find out which footballers from the community are in demand.

Send your club gossip and transfer news to dcaro@thejc.com.

Faithfold are on red alert after Josh Rosenfeld, the Brady Maccabi manager, expressed his admiration of former player Josh Gordon. Rosenfeld said: “Having played with Josh for years growing up, I know the quality he has as a player and person would only benefit any side. I only have full admiration for Josh. Maybe if he came knocking on my door it would be something definitely worth considering.”

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JC MSFL rumour mill

By Danny Caro, January 21, 2011

Due to popular demand, the JC MSFL rumour mill is back.

North West Neasden are set to step up their interest in Faithfold midfielder Alex Levack.

Faithfold are on red alert after Josh Rosenfeld, the Brady Maccabi manager, expressed his admiration of former player Josh Gordon.

Brady keeper Oli Colmans is threatening to walk away from the club if he is not given a goal bonus after his 100-yard strike against Montana.

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Dudi Sela upbeat despite Australian Open defeat

By James Masters, January 20, 2011

Dudi Sela insists he can break into the world's top 50 – despite crashing out of the Australian Open in the first round.

The Israeli number one was beaten in straight sets by Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro after failing to convert a set point in the opener.

But Sela says his level of performance against the former US Open champion has given him plenty of optimism for the year ahead.

"I hope I can break into the top 50 but it's not easy because there are a lot of good players," said Sela.

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A new driving force

January 20, 2011

An organisation has been set up with the aim of finding a new Jewish Formula One champion within the next five years.

The Jewish Racing Drivers Association (JRDA) was created by Chris Harfield, Joe Williams, Jonathan Lipton and Paul Burns, who share a mutual passion for motor racing.

Now they are looking to break down many of the barriers surrounding motor sport and will nurture young Jewish talent to the top of the racing ladder.

The group plans to achieve this by increasing the participation of the Jewish community within motor sport, both on and off the track.

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Josh on top of trampolining

January 20, 2011

Josh Newman has qualified for the national finals after winning the Hitchin Grading Eastern Region competition.

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Lezak gold

January 20, 2011

Olympic champion Jason Lezak started his preparations for this summer's World Championships in Shanghai by winning gold at the Austin Grand Prix.

Maccabiah gold medallist Lezak edged home ahead of national teammate Josh Schneider in the men's 50m free. Lezak won by just two one-hundredths for the win in 22.57. Schneider was second in 22.59.

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Joy for Jaffa

January 20, 2011

Strikes from Daniel Berkeley (2), Nir Madmon, Eyal Hoffman and Asaf Shapira and Nir Hacohen earned 10-man Jaffa a 6-0 victory over Modiin in the JC Olim League.

Rani Madmon was sent off and will miss the next match against Ashdod.

Next week's action sees title hopefuls England FC take on Raanana as well as a bottom-of-the-table clash between Netanya and Aviv City.

The eight-team league will soon be split into two divisions of four.

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