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Goal blitz in European Maccabi Games

By Danny Caro, July 7, 2011

Great Britain manager Ben Winston has warned his players not to get carried away after the open football squad started the 13th European Maccabi Games with an 8-3 demolition of Belgium.

The match got off to a terrible start for GB when central defender Michael Sacks was harshly sent off in the first minute after being considreed the last man by the officials.

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Israel looking good for 2003

By David Gold, July 7, 2011

Ronen Hershco believes Israel can host a successful European Under 21 Championship in 2013.

Hershco, the director of the national teams department at the Israeli Football Association, attended the recently concluded Under 21 finals in Denmark.

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Edwards eyes future glory

July 7, 2011

Trafford athlete Ellie Edwards, 14, trimmed 0.3 seconds from her personal best in the semi-finals of the English Schools Under 15 200 m Championships at Gateshead. Her time of 25.82 raised her to 17th in the UK age-group rankings. Tantalisingly she missed qualifying for the finals by a mere 0.02 seconds.

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Top talent back Sacks Award

By Brian Sacks, July 7, 2011

The JC is renewing its search for the community's young athletic talent, as the JC Daniel Sacks Award for Outstanding Athletic Achievement enters its second year.

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Home comforts for Hartsbourne heroes

By James Masters, July 7, 2011

Hartsbourne made the most of home advantage as they enjoyed a stunning weekend of success at the Glancy tournament.

The hosts eased to victory in the prestigious Glancy Trophy to round off a perfect couple of days for Brian Gold's side.

The Glancy Trophy, which takes the lowest six gross scores out of the eight singles and combines them with the lowest three gross scores out of four in the f

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Deano just the man for Dickov

By Danny Caro, July 7, 2011

Dean Furman has expressed his delight at being appointed the new captain of Oldham Athletic.

Midfielder Furman, 23, was given the armband by manager Paul Dickov after Reuben Hazell left the club.

And the former Rangers and Chelsea man says he can't wait to get going after being given the role for the new season.

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Masters futsal two good for Germany

By Danny Caro, July 7, 2011

Adam Lustigman, manager of the Team GB Masters futsal squad, believes his troops can win the tournament after they made a winning start - beating Germany 2-0.

Second half strikes from Danny Schweiger, who is taking part in his 11th international Maccabi event, and newcomer Jamie Kaye earned GB a hard fought win in their opening match.

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Table tennis juniors win first GB gold

By Danny Caro, July 7, 2011

Team GB's Junior table tennis took the first gold at the 13th European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

The squad - comprising Zak Zilesnick, Jack Josephs, Ben Raine and Zac Mandel - swept the board, winning their semi-finals and final by 3-0 margins.

Zilesnick got the ball rolling in the semi-final against Austria on Wednesday, beating his opponent, Klein 11-5, 12-10, 11-6.

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European Maccabi Games Day 1 round-up

By Danny Caro, July 6, 2011

Team GB experienced mixed emotions on the opening day of the European Maccabi Games.

The Open futsal team went down 4-3 in a thriller against the much-fancied Australians.

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Gershfield on fire for GB in perfect start

By Danny Caro, July 6, 2011

A first-half hat-trick from James Gershfield helped GB cruise to an 8-3 victory in their opening match against Belgium.

Things got off to a nightmare start when Michael Sacks was sent off after bringing an opponent down as the last defender inside the first minute.

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