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We’ll improve as Games go on, says Reed

By Danny Caro, June 11, 2009

Big match tournament experience is one of the key factors Team GB head coach Les Reed brings to the table, according to open football manager Jonathan Kestenbaum.

No. 2 to Kevin Keegan at the Euro 2000 finals, technical director at the FA and of Northern Ireland, and director of football at Fulham, it is clear that Reed has a wealth of experience that could benefit GB at next month’s Maccabiah Games in Israel.

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Tennis: Sela soaring

June 11, 2009

Dudi Sela has moved into the top 50 for the first time, climbing eight places to 47 in the ATP rankings after reaching the second round of the French Open last month. Shahar Peer expects to be fit for Wimbledon after resuming training following an ankle injury.

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Sahar sets his sights on Spain

By Simon Griver, June 11, 2009

Ben Sahar’s agent has confirmed that Espanyol want to sign him. Ronen Katzav said: “There is interest from Espanyol but reports that Ben has agreed terms with the club are premature.”

Having finished 10th in La Liga, Espanyol are reportedly prepared to pay Chelsea £800,000. The Blues, who paid Hapoel Tel Aviv £500,000 for the striker three years ago, are hoping he will command at least double that fee but they are unlikely to stand in his way unless better offers are forthcoming.

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Sir Bobby will lead GB squad

By Danny Caro, June 11, 2009

maccabiah World Cup winner Sir Bobby Charlton will lead Team GB’s squad into the opening ceremony at the 18th Maccabiah Games next month.
The Manchester United legend, 71, will be Great Britain’s special guest and will travel to Israel with wife, Lady Norma and fellow United director Mike Edelson and his wife, Jacky.

He will attend a number of Maccabiah events. The visit will culminate with him leading the British delegation into the Ramat Gan Stadium in front of 40,000 people before taking his seat in the Presidential box alongside the Prime Minister and President of Israel.

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Rich City are good for soccer

By Martin Samuel, June 11, 2009

There are a number of people who do not like parvenu Manchester City. They resent the sudden wealth, the vaulting ambition, the presumption in their attempt to join the Premier League elite. Me?

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Ten Pin Bowling: Striking gold

June 11, 2009

F.R.E.D won the Maccabi GB Tenpin Bowling League. The team, comprising brothers Paul and Michael Loberman and cousin Jamie, finished on 359 points to take the 13-team competition.

StrikeSplitSpare, the father and son pairing of Teddy and Robbie Littner, were runners-up on 317.5 points with SLB’s Tony Sharpstone and Maurice Baum third with 307 points

For more details, go to www.maccabibowling.com.

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Ten Pin Bowling: Striking gold

June 11, 2009

F.R.E.D won the Maccabi GB Tenpin Bowling League. The team, comprising brothers Paul and Michael Loberman and cousin Jamie, finished on 359 points to take the 13-team competition.

StrikeSplitSpare, the father and son pairing of Teddy and Robbie Littner, were runners-up on 317.5 points with SLB’s Tony Sharpstone and Maurice Baum third with 307 points

For more details, go to www.maccabibowling.com.

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The future’s rosy for Olympic hero Rose

June 11, 2009

Fresh from his success at the Special Olympics, Ross Rose, 8, has set his sights on competing at the 2012 Games in London.

A dramatic rise to the top has surprised the youngster who started riding at Penniwells Rising for the Disabled Association aged two.
Rose, who has autism, almost quit the discipline last year but his parents, Janet and Stewart, persuaded him to continue. Inspired by the GB Paralympic equestrian team competing in Beijing, he entered the Regional RDA Dressage in Dartford and victory cemented his passage into next month’s National RDA competition in Gloucestershire.

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Vale of honour for Black

June 11, 2009

A superb century from Maccabiah-bound Richard Black steered London Maccabi Vale 2nd to their second victory in Middlesex Sunday League Division Three in a 114-run win over West Middlesex.

LMV were close to calling the fixture off after poor availability left them with only seven players available. Black received a late call-up after his cup match for Stanmore was rained off so they arrived with eight.

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Sir Bobby will lead GB squad

By Danny Caro, June 10, 2009

World Cup winner Sir Bobby Charlton will lead Team GB’s squad into the opening ceremony at the 18th Maccabiah Games next month.

The Manchester United legend, 71, will be Great Britain ’s special guest and will travel to Israel with wife, Lady Norma and fellow United director Mike Edelson and his wife, Jacky.

He will attend a number of Maccabiah events. The visit will culminate with him leading the British delegation into the Ramat Gan Stadium in front of 40,000 people before taking his seat in the Presidential box alongside the Prime Minister and President of Israel.

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