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It's all systems Joe

By Darren Witcoop, July 3, 2014

Joe Jacobson revealed how Wycombe Wanderers won him over by going the extra mile to seal his signature.

Jacobson penned a two-year deal with the League Two club ahead of the return to pre-season training this week.

The Cardiff-born defender rejected offers from a higher level to join the Buckinghamshire side.

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Jacobson joins Wycombe

By Danny Caro, July 1, 2014

Joe Jacobson has signed for Wycombe Wanderers on a two-year deal.

The former Wales under-21 captain was released by Shrewsbury Town at the end of last season following relegation from League One.

Jacobson, 27, enjoyed an excellent season on a personal front - playing 43 matches and scoring four goals, as well as being named Supporters' Player of the Year.

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Maccabi USA impress on GB trip

June 30, 2014

Maccabi USA came away with a perfect record from a three-game series against Team Maccabi GB in London, upon the English leg of their European Tour.

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Cricket scoreboard: June 29

By Danny Caro, June 30, 2014

LMV claimed an impressive win in the CVL, while South Manchester slipped up in the GMACL.

CHESS VALLEY LEAGUE DIVISION FIVE
Totteridge 206-9
London Maccabi Vale 207-4 Adam Solomons 119 not out, Alex Haffner 52 not out
LMV won by 6 wickets

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GREATER MANCHESTER AMATEUR LEAGUE
Wilmslow 147 Steven Allweis 5-22
South Manchester 130
South lost by 17 runs

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Giorgi ousted by Riske

By Danny Caro, June 30, 2014

Camila Giorgi missed out on a meeting with Maria Sharapova as she was beaten by Alison Riske in round two.

The Italian suffered a crucial break in the first set as she went down 7-5 in 52 minutes.

Riske stepped up a gear in the second set which she won 6-2 in 32 minutes.

Giorgi served three aces as well as seven double faults, while a total of 21 unforced errors halted her progress.

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Depleted South Manchester slip up

June 30, 2014

South Manchester's GMACL title hopes suffered a blow as they went down by 17 runs in a low-scoring contest against struggling Wilmslow.

South started with only 10 players due to considerable unavailability of a number of key players, and unfortunately it showed against the bottom club in the league.

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Richman takes charge at Raiders A

By Danny Caro, June 27, 2014

Rob Richman will return to MGBSFL management with Norstar London Raiders A after Phil Peters stepped down to concentrate on the European Maccabi Games.

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Leinsky banned for six months

By Simon Griver, June 27, 2014

Olga Lenskiy has had her 100 meter record struck off the books and has been suspended for six months for failing to take a drugs test.

In April, Lenskiy ran 10om in 11.42 seconds clipping three hundreds of a second off the record set by Esther Roth in the 1972 Munich Olympics.

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A golfing first for Israel

By Simon Griver, June 27, 2014

Israel will stage its first-ever professional golf tournament in Caesarea from October 20-26.

The Israeli tournament will be the last event of the Alps Tour for 50 top young golf professionals and will offer prize money of €70,000 funded by the Edmond de Rothschild Bank.

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Euro gymnastics finals coming to Israel

By Simon Griver, June 27, 2014

Israel will host the 2016 European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Holon near Tel Aviv.

The European Union of Gymnastics announced that it preferred Israel's bid over Bulgaria's for the June 2016 event.

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