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Wimbledon spot for Israel's Sela

By Danny Caro, June 13, 2011

Dudi Sela has received a wild card for Wimbledon, which starts next week.

Sela will climb to 81 in the ATP rankings after winning the Nottingham Challenger.

He beat Jeremy Chardy of France – 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.

An impressive run of form has seen the Israeli win his last 15 matches, steering him to three consecutive challenger titles.


Israel in a whole new ball game

By David Gold, June 10, 2011

Israel has been invited to participate in the qualifiers for the 2013 World Baseball Classic, the first time the country will have performed in the competition.

Haim Katz, the President of the Israeli Baseball Association, told the JC that the announcement would be "revolutionary" for the sport in Israel.

"It is probably the most prestigious tournament any Israeli team has participated in si


Back to basics for Sela

By Simon Griver, June 10, 2011

Dudi Sela will be forced to qualify for this year's Wimbledon Championships.

Ranked 94 in the world, the Israeli will not gain automatic entrance as he was ranked 147 last month when the entry criteria for the event were decided.


Gold: Key defenders were our star men

By Danny Caro, June 10, 2011

London Lions manager Tony Gold praised his "defensive rocks" after Guy Morris and Adam Myeroff were recognised for outstanding achievement at the club's end-of-season awards.

Morris was voted Players' Player of the Year and Myeroff Manager's Player in a season where the club ventured into the South Midlands League for the first time and won the Herts FA Centenary Cup.

Gold said: "Myeroff was


Trip of a lifetime

June 10, 2011

A team of Jewish footballers swapped their north London base for Ukraine this week.

In a ground-breaking visit, organised by World Jewish Relief (WJR) and London Maccabi Lions, the club played a youth team from Dynamo Kiev as part of a trip aimed at fostering links between young communities in the UK and Ukraine.


Fabulous Fernandez

By Simon Griver, June 10, 2011

Luis Fernandez, the Israel manager, has been given a contract extension following Israel's victory over Latvia which kept alive their Euro 2012 qualification hopes.

First-half strikes from captain Yossi Benayoun and defender Tal Ben Haim kept Israel in contention for next year's finals with a 2-1 success in Riga.

Victory for the top two mean that Israel remain in third place in Group F, a po


Chigwell & Hainault conquer BECC 2nds

By Danny Caro, June 7, 2011

Chigwell & Hainault claimed a 24-run victory in a friendly against Belmont & Edgware 2nds.

The east Londoners got off to a bad start after being reduced to 17-2, but a stand of over 200 by Rose and Lloyd Dudridge took the game away for BECC.


Cricket scoreboard

June 6, 2011


London Maccabi Vale 1st 281-8 (40 overs) Adam Brand 112, Martin Schultz 50, Alex Haffner 48

MTSCC 264-8 (40 overs) Joseph Greenwall-Cohen 3-49

LMV won by 17 runs




Brand leads LM Vale to victory

By Danny Caro, June 6, 2011

A century from Adam Brand helped London Maccabi Vale 1st register a 17-run win over Middlesex Tamils in Middlesex Sunday League Division One.

Captain Brand decided to bat first on a cold and damp day at Rowley Lane.


Lipsky and Dellacqua capture grand slam title

By Danny Caro, June 6, 2011

American Scott Lipsky and Australian Casey Dellacqua have won the French Open mixed doubles title.

The unseeded pair surprised top seeds and defending champions Katarina Srebotnik and Nenad Zimonjic in a three set thriller.

Lipsky, 29, held serve throughout and produced some crucial volleys in the decisive set.