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Israeli teams disappoint in Europa League

By Danny Caro, July 18, 2014

Hapoel Tel Aviv’s Europa League hopes are hanging by a thread after they were stunned 3-0 by FC Astana of Kazakhstan on Thursday.

Hapoel made the worst possible start as Orel Dgani saw red after just 16 minutes. Things went from bad to worse as Roger Canas fired the hosts ahead from the penalty spot moments later.

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Danny Caro's Division Three review

By Danny Caro, July 18, 2014

The Division Three title race went down to the final game of the season, when Loughton Orient's memorable win over L'Equipe ensured the championship went to L'Orange.

1. NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C
League record: Pl. 20, W. 13, D. 3, L. 4, F. 55, A. 21, Pts. 42
Players of the season: Jake Yudelowitz, Grant Waissel, Alex Goodman, Liam Stein, Dan Polak

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Jason's chasing Commonwealth gold

By Danny Caro, July 17, 2014

Jason Dunford does not feel under pressure to repeat his heroics of Delhi 2010 as he bids to defend his Commonwealth Games gold medal.

Having won Kenya's first Commonwealth gold four years ago, he is setting his sights on more silverware in Glasgow next week.

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Davis raises bar at national schools meet

By Brian Sacks, July 17, 2014

Eden Davis was one of four Jewish athletes to reach the finals of the English Schools Athletics Championships in Birmingham.

Representing Hertfordshire, Davis, 15, achieved the highest placing after battling a headwind to finish seventh in the Intermediate 100m in 11.11. His earlier two rounds had been faster, in more favourable wind conditions.

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Sloppy Vale frustrated by 10-man Village

July 17, 2014

London Maccabi Vale's Chess Valley League hopes were dealt a blow as they went down in a thriller against Mill Hill Village.

Openers Danny Caro and Mark Landau put on 50 in good time for the first wicket, but their efforts were undone by some poor shot selection amid a flurry of wickets.

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Blatt's on to a win-win

By Simon Griver, July 17, 2014

David Blatt believes the signing of NBA star Lebron James has lifted everyone at Cleveland Cavaliers.

Blatt made a winning start as coach of the Cavs with a 70-68 success against Milwaukee in the Summer League.

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Omri's on the way out

By Simon Griver, July 17, 2014

Omri Casspi's six-year stay in the NBA looks set to end.

Casspi, 26, has left the Houston Rockets for the New Orleans Pelicans in a complicated three-way trade that also involved the Washington Wizards and five other players.

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Laetitia lets it slip

July 17, 2014

Laetitia Beck's first major ended in disappointment as she missed the cut at the British Ladies Open at Royal Birkdale.

Beck, 22, carded a six-over-par 78 in the first round followed by a 77, failing to reach the closing two rounds by five shots.

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I'm no blast from the past, says Tal

By Darren Witcoop, July 17, 2014

Tal Ben Haim admits he jumped at the chance of heading back to England after joining Charlton on a one-year deal.

The Israel defender made Charlton his eighth club after a decade with the likes of Bolton, Chelsea, Manchester City and QPR.

Ben Haim, who has won 71 international caps, returns to the Championship after a short stint in Belgium with Standard Liege.

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Aleh goes overboard

July 17, 2014

Olympic champion Jo Aleh experienced heartbreak on the final day of the 470-class competition in Athens.

Lying second going into the closing medal race, Aleh and Olivia Powrie capsized at the European Championships and had to settle for bronze after a mistake at the first mark cost them dearly in an event which carried double points.

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