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Beitar and Tel Aviv progress in Europa League

By Danny Caro, July 22, 2016

There were mixed emotions for Israeli clubs in the second qualifying round of Europa League qualifying matches as Beitar Jerusalem and Maccabi Tel Aviv progressed, but Maccabi Haifa tumbled out.

A first-half double from Omer Atzily sent Beitar through, in a game they went on to lose 3-2 against Omonia.


Team Israel set for big boat debut

By Simon Griver, July 22, 2016

The Isle of Wight will host its first ever Israeli sailing team this weekend, as Team Israel joins the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium and the Netherlands to compete for the Commodores' Cup.


Greenwall-Cohen inspires LMV to Bessborough win

July 22, 2016

London Maccabi Vake’s 1st XI registered their third consecutive win in the Chess Valley League following a hard-fought vic-tory over Bessborough.

Joseph Greenwall-Cohen starred with the ball, with his five-wicket haul restrict-ing the visitors to 105.


Nachshon makes his mark in 800m rankings

By Brian Sacks, July 22, 2016

GILAD Nachshon, 12, moved to third in the UK U13 800m rankings when recording 2:15.11 at the latest Watford Open Graded Meeting.

Fellow Shaftesbury Barnet Harrier Biny Bloom, in his last race as a 12-year-old, also improved his time to 2:23.35.

Roger Bruck, 77, gained two victories in the Inter Area Masters competition at Solihull.


Kurrant’s crop of stars

July 22, 2016

JON Kurrant insists the future looks bright for Profutsal London after he recognised the academy’s outstanding achievers at an awards night.

Academy chief Kurrant praised the efforts of the junior teams who run from U10 to 16 and thanked the players for their “commitment, development and desire to learn”.


Goldstein sets the pace in Romania

By Stan Rose, July 22, 2016

V CYCLING ROY Goldstein was the best placed of the CAT riders in the Prologue Individual Time Trial of the “Cycling Tour of Subiu” in Romania, just three days after the Tour of Hungary.


Americans dreaming of sevens heaven in Rio

By Darren Witcoop, July 22, 2016

ZACH TEST is proud to be making history when the Rugby Sevens returns to the Olympics after a 92-year absence.

But Test should not be competing for USA in Rio. In fact, he probably should not be taking to the field at all.


Cruyff departure a major blow for Maccabi Tel Aviv

By Simon Griver, July 22, 2016

JORDI Cruyff, the director of football at Maccabi Tel Aviv, is set to leave the club at the end of August, according to reports in Israel.

Cruyff had been in talks over a switch to Premier League Everton, but was only the second choice behind Leicester assistant-manager Steve Walsh.


Tough Champions League draw for Hapoel Beer Sheva

By Danny Caro, July 15, 2016

Hapoel Beer Sheva will face Greek champions Olympiacos is they can complete the job and beat Sheriff Tiraspol in the second qualifying round of the Champions League.

Hapoel were forced to come from a goal down to beat Sheriff in Israel this week, with goals from John Ogu, Elyaniv Barda and Maharan Radi earning them a 3-2 victory in the first leg.


Blue Jays want to play on top table, says Bloomberg

July 13, 2016

Salford Blue Jays moved to the top of the eight-a-side Last Man Standing competition’s Manchester & Trafford B Division after two huge wins for Captain Ross Bloomberg’s charges.

The first came on a rain soaked evening at Parrs Wood against OL6ers. The artificial pitch allowed the match to be played through persistent rain and Salford’s batsmen seemed to enjoy the conditions.