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Israel on the road to success

By Stan Rose, July 6, 2015

Israel’s leading cyclists have staked their claims on selection for the Rio Olympics.


Flixton’s waiting game

By Darren Witcoop, July 6, 2015

AFC Flixton will be forced to play their Kings Cup Final at the start of next season.

Flixton and opponents Lawds have pencilled in the cup final date on September 6.

It will act as Flixton’s curtain-raiser for the new Manchester Accounts League Premier Division, with the new season officially kicking off on the same day.


Dowson delivers another performance to be proud of

By Brian Sacks, July 6, 2015

Sophie Dowson, 16, improved her personal best to 3.62m in winning the pole vault at the London Inter-Club Challenge in Hendon.

Rosalind Zeffertt recorded 15.64 and 33.68 for 100m and 200m to improve her UK V50 ranking at both distances.


Milch looking forward to returning to 'home of boxing'

By Danny Caro, July 6, 2015

Tony Milch is keen to impress upon his return to York Hall later this month.

Light-middleweight Milch is in top shape as he looks to register his eighth victory since turning professional in Bethnal Green on July 18.

"Preparations are going very well,” said Milch, who lives in Highgate.


Kayal persuaded me to join Brighton, says Hemed

By Darren Witcoop, July 6, 2015

Brighton new boy Tomer Hemed revealed how Israel international team-mate Beram Kayal persuaded him to head to English football.

Hemed signed a three-year deal with the Championship club, who are owned by Tony Bloom, in a £1 million deal from Almeria.
Brighton believe they have pulled off a real coup by landing the in-demand Hemed, who was prolific in La Liga.


Erlich targeting doubles glory at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, July 6, 2015

Jonathan Erlich is on a mission to put Israeli tennis back on the map, but he wants to win the Men’s Doubles title at Wimbledon first.

Having won the Australian Open in 2008 with Andy Ram, Erlich is this year partnering Philipp Petzschner, the 2010 champion, and he could face fellow Jewish player Scott Lipsky in round two.


Lieberman eases South Manchester to GMACL success

July 6, 2015

FORESTERS 127-4 (23 overs)
SOUTH MANCHESTER 132-5 (19.2 overs)

A superb 92 not out from star player Akiva Lieberman saw South Manchester beat Foresters in a rain-affected match at Styal CC.


Scrabble to return to the MGBSFL

By Danny Caro, July 6, 2015

Former MGBSFL champions Scrabble are returning to the league after a lengthy absence.

The club won their first Premier Division title in season 1997/98 and retained the crown the following year.


Wimbledon Day Six review Erlich reaches quarter-finals

By Danny Caro, July 5, 2015

Jonathan Erlich and Philipp Petzschner marched into the quarter-finals of the Men's Doubles competition after coming through a four-set thriller at Wimbledon on Saturday.

The Israel/German team overcame the challenge of Marcus Daniell and Marcelo Demoliner in a cracking contest on Court 7.


Wimbledon Day Four Giorgi progresses into round three

By Danny Caro, July 2, 2015

Camila Giorgi of Italy moved safely into the third round of the Ladies Singles following a straight sets victory over Lara Arruabarrena of Spain.

Giorgi, the last remaining Jewish player in the singles, breezed to a 6-0 win in the opening set, playing some flawless tennis.