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Stock cuts Rovers down to size

August 13, 2012

A strike from Matt Stock earned London Lions Reserves a 1-0 victory in a pre-season friendly against Barton Rovers.

London Lions Reserves 1 Barton Rovers 0


Blatt dedicates medal to Israel

By Danny Caro, August 13, 2012

An Israeli finally won a medal at the 2012 London Olympics. The only problem - he was coaching the Russian Men's Basketball team.

David Blatt, who also coaches Maccabi Tel Aviv, steered the Russians to bronze following a nail-biting 81-77 victory in the third-place playoff.

"This is a very proud moment for me," said Blatt, who guided the Russians to their first basketball medal.


Olympic Games: Day 16 round-up

By Danny Caro, August 12, 2012

There was drama on the last day of the Olympics as Israeli marathon runner Zohar Zmiro collapsed at the finish line and was taken away in a wheelchair for medical assistance.

Zmiro, who was born in Ethiopia, was illl during the run, but determined to finish. He placed 81st in 2:34:59.

He collapsed at the finish line and received medical treatment before being taken away in a wheelchair.


Four-midable Lions march on in FA Cup

By Danny Caro, August 11, 2012

Goals from Daniel Stanton, Aron Barnes, Ben Ellis and Sam Sloma helped London Lions turn on the style to win their first-ever match in the FA Cup following a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Clapton at Hemel Hempstead FC.



Olympic Games: Day 15 round-up

By Danny Caro, August 11, 2012

Israel's Neta Rivkin finished seventh in the finals of the Women's Individual All-Round Rhythmic Gymnastics final at Wembley Arena.

The 21-year-old produced some more eye-catching performances in the with the hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon routines.

Evgeniya Kanaeva of Russia took the gold medal.


Rivkin through to Gymnastics final

By Danny Caro, August 10, 2012

Neta Rivkin produced two excellent routines on day two of the qualifiers to reach tomorrow's finals.

There was huge pressure on the gymnast who is Israel's last realistic hope of going home with a medal following a hugely disappointing performance from the squad.


Kiryat Shmona to play FC Bate in playoff

By Danny Caro, August 10, 2012

FC Bate Borisov of Belarus lie between Hapoel Kiryat Shmona and a place in the prestigious group stages of the Champions League following today's draw.

Israel champions Hapoel, who are in the competition for the first time, beat Neftci 6-2 on aggregate earlier this week following a 2-2 draw in the away leg.

The first leg against Bate takes place on August 21/22 with the return a week later.


Norstar sign Raiders trio

By Danny Caro, August 10, 2012

Norstar completed the signing of a trio of players from North London Raiders on Wednesday with Danny Bloom, Mark Leader and Ben Sheldon all moving from Brunel to John Lyon.


Olympic Games: Day 14 round-up

By Danny Caro, August 10, 2012

Jo Aleh of New Zealand was celebrating the fourth Jewish gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, while there was some much-needed cheer for Israel as Neta Rivkin reached the final of the Individual Rhythmic Gymnastics competition.

Jo Aleh, 26, and Olivia Powrie, 24, won gold in the Women's 470 competition in Weymouth.


Zeevi's crash landing

August 9, 2012

Arik Zeevi described his devastating 43-second defeat as his ‘blackest nightmare’ after being dumped out of the men’s judo.

The 2004 bronze medallist was tipped to challenge for the main prize in London but lasted less than a minute.

Zeevi was left in tears after losing to Germany’s Dimitri Peters in the Men’s 100kg.