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Peer upsets Scheepers to move into Baku tennis quarterfinals in Azerbaijan

Israel’s Shahar Peer looked more like her old self, upsetting Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa in three sets and advancing to the quarterfinals of the Baku Cup tennis tournament in Azerbaijan. Unseeded Peer, who has slipped to No. 149 in the world, rallied from a first set defeat to prevail 2-6, 7-5, 6-3. Scheepers, the third seed and ranked 69th in the world, broke Peer in the second set to go up 2-1. But Peer broke right back and broke again to go up 5-3 and take control of the match. Today Peer takes on Slovenian Tadeja Majeric, who ousted Tereza Martincova 7-6 ‏(5‏), 6-3 yesterday. ‏(Haaretz Sports Staff‏)

Close calls on the Gaash greens

All three divisional races were neck and neck at the Twilight 9-hold Stableford Tournament at Gaash Golf Club this week. Patrick Saada won the adult division ‏(under-50‏) with 23 stableford points, followed by Rotem Yakir with 22. Itzik Ashkenazi and Miki Hertzog both finished the senior division ‏(50-70‏) with 21 stableford points. However, Ashkenazi claimed victory on the count back. Veteran golfer Joe Klein had the top score in the super-seniors division ‏(70‏+‏), beating out four others by a single point with 18. Gabriel Fish took second on the count back over Ilan Mendelson, Roz Brodie and Eli Chitayat. ‏(Haaretz Sports Staff‏)

DC United, city agree on soccer-only stadium

DC United and city officials have signed an agreement that would keep the Major League Soccer franchise in the District of Columbia with a new, $300 million soccer-only stadium. Officials say it will seat 20,000 to 25,000 people. ‏(AP‏) 

Waterfront in Baku, Azerbaijan.Credit: AP

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