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Peer progresses in Wimbledon doubles

By Danny Caro, June 24, 2011

Shahar Peer had a smile on her face after reaching the second round of the ladies doubles at Wimbledon on Thursday afternoon.

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ITC chief looks for new stars

June 23, 2011

While the country's top players experienced mixed fortunes at Wimbledon, Danny Gelley, head of the Israel Tennis Centre (ITC), was casting his eye over the next generation.

The CEO of the award-winning, non-profit tennis programme, Gelley believes that creating "good citizens" is the project's underlying goal and that producing world-class players is only "a positive spin-off".

The ITC, whic

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Grand sham

By Danny Caro, June 23, 2011

Shahar Peer struggled to fight back the tears as her terrible run of form continued with a shock first-round defeat in the ladies singles.

Seeded 22, Peer started well, winning the first set 7-5 against Ksenia Pervak (89) but the Russian raised her game in her first appearance at SW19, to win 7-5, 6-4.

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Bloom in

June 23, 2011

Claire Bloom has qualified for the 2012 European Triathlon Championships after finishing fifth in Rother Valley Sprint Triathlon in Rotherham.

Having recorded a personal best time of 12.48 in the swim and 21.59 in the run section, Bloom will now compete for GB in the age group team in Eilat next year.

Her placing was an improvement on sixth at the Speedy Beaver qualifier.

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Managers thank their lucky Stars

June 23, 2011

Norstar Old Boys' management team of Alan Dove and Jeremy Silverstone bowed out in style after announcing their retirement after a nine-year stint in charge of the Maccabi Masters team.

The match in Paris signalled the fifth leg of their end-of-season tours, following previous visits to Amsterdam, Munich, Madrid and Brussels, and the match against Maccabi Paris-West proved to be a competitive a

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Lions cubs conquer Europe

By Danny Caro, June 23, 2011

London Maccabi Lions won the Under 11 competition at the Jom Ha Voetbal event in Amsterdam.

In a tournament featuring teams from across Europe and Israel, the Lions progressed undefeated, winning three matches and drawing another before crushing Dutch side RP Rennende Rabbis 4-0 in the final.

Sam Brummer (4), Sam Morgan (2), Jack Richards (2), JoJo Jaffe and Oliver Starr were the marksmen f

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Katz: Brit pack will do the business

June 23, 2011

Dov Katz is confident that the Team GB table tennis squad will turn on the style at next month's European Maccabi Games.

Team manager to a group of players, including several who are nationally ranked, Katz believes that his troops have what it takes to go all the way in Vienna.

"We are sending arguably the strongest ever GB table tennis squad to a European Games," Katz said.

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Ice-cool Israelis

By Brian Sacks, June 23, 2011

Israel sealed promotion into Division Two of the European Team Championships after winning a 14-team competition in Iceland.

While Britain's top athletes were contesting Division One of the European Team Championships in Stockholm, Israel won the Division Three event, finishing ahead of ahead of Cyprus and Moldova in Reykjavik.

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Warner's wonder show

June 23, 2011

Adam Warner maintained his excellent form with victory at the first-ever Great North two-mile race at Lake Windermere.

Warner, 21, won from a field of 600 swimmers. He also finished third in the one-mile race that attracted 6,000 competitors.

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The queens of Herts

June 23, 2011

Hartsbourne held off the challenge of 23 clubs from around Hertfordshire to win the Handicap Cup for the first time in 25 years.

A team consisting of Heidi Rosenfeld, Hayley Freedman, Lori Friedman and Valerie Lemer won the Ladies Inter-Club Foursomes at South Herts Golf Club.

The Handicap Cup is presented to the team with the best combined net scores and Hartsbourne won this with a combined

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