Danny Caro

Shindler ready for new start at Fortune

By Danny Caro, June 24, 2010

Having helped North West Neasden A win a hat-trick of league and cup doubles, central defender Scott Shindler has moved to pasture new after dropping down two divisions to join Temple Fortune.

Shindler believes that his winning ethic can be a key factor and help Fortune bridge the gap after they finished sixth in Division Two.

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Saperstein lines up British title challenge

By Danny Caro, June 24, 2010

Laura Saperstein is targeting a crack at the British featherweight title after defeating Bulgarian Borislava Goranova at York Hall, Bethnal Green.

Saperstein had been frustrated after several opponents dropped out but she had no problems extending her unbeaten professional record to 10 after the six round contest.

"I started preparing for someone a lot taller and heavier followed by someone lighter and shorter," said Saperstein. "For once, I'd been struggling with my weight and in the end it became really stressful."

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Feilhaber steers USA into round two

By Danny Caro, June 24, 2010

Benny Feilhaber helped the USA keep their World Cup dream alive after coming off the bench to steer them past Algeria and finish top of England’s qualifying group.

A strike from Jermaine Defoe looked to have sent England through as group winners, but playmaker Feilhaber, who came on at half time after replacing striker Herculez Gomezat the Loftus Versfeld Stadium, and played his part as a stoppage time strike from Landon Donovan took the USA through to the second round in South Africa.

Feilhaber said: "It’s unbelievable. We definitely never doubted it was possible.

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Sela goes down fighting against 13th seed

By Danny Caro, June 23, 2010

Israel No. 1 Dudi Sela was unable to repeat his heroics of 2009 after going down in four sets against 13th seed Mikhail Youzhny on Court 8 on day two at Wimbledon.

Having reached round four and ousting former top 10 player Marat Safin last year, a resilient Sela gave the powerful Russian a run for his money.

He lost the first two sets before battling back to win the third. The baseliner failed to capitalise on two sets points in the fourth before eventually losing the tie-break, going down 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-7 (2-7).

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LMV unstoppable

By Danny Caro, June 22, 2010

London Maccabi Vale 2nd returned to winning ways as they put Belmont & Edgware 1st to the sword, winning by six wickets in the Middlesex Sunday League Division Three.

BECC went into the game on the back of a defeat against MAL, and they were unable to stop LMV in their second tight finish in a week at the Met Police Ground in Bushey. BECC skipper Ashley Connick won the toss and elected to bat first. His side got off to a strong start with an opening partnership of 60 between Alex Goodman, who went on to make 63, and Dan Abrahams.

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Peer eases into round two at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 22, 2010

Shahar Peer's quest to reach the ATP top 10 gathered momentum as she beat former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic on Court 5 late on Monday evening on Day One at Wimbledon.

Seeded 13, Peer was forced to wait for a court but it did not affect her performance and she prevented Ivanovic from showing the form that took her to the semi-finals at SW19 in 2007.

The Israeli Peer capitalised with a solid if unspectacular performance that earned a 6-3 6-4 passage.

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Cricket Scoreboard

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2010

MIDDLESEX SUNDAY LEAGUE

DIVISION TWO

Bharat Olympians 184

London Maccabi Vale 1st 185-8 Jerome Roith 60, Paul Buxton 35

LMV won by 2 wickets

DIVISION THREE

Belmont & Edgware 194-9 Goodman 63, Averbuch 36*; Lederman 5-35
London Maccabi Vale 2nd 195-4 Nigel Rothband 53, Jeremy Harris 40

Vale won by 6 wickets.

REPRESENTATIVE MATCH

Lindow CC 37

NJCL 38-3

NJCL won by 7 wickets

FRIENDLY

Newlands & Northwood 246-3 Darren Cohen 108 not out, Ben Wolpe 57, Charles Perrin 45 not out

Woodlands 215-9 Jon Mymin 3-31, Mark Roma 3-38

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Experience paves the way for LMV 2nds victory

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2010

London Maccabi Vale 2nd returned to winning ways as they put Belmont & Edgware 1st to the sword, winning by six wickets in the Middlesex Sunday League Division Three.

BECC went into the game on the back of a defeat against MAL, and they were unable to stop LMV in their second tight finish in a week at the Met Police Ground in Bushey. BECC skipper Ashley Connick won the toss and elected to bat first. His side got off to a strong start with an opening partnership of 60 between Alex Goodman, who went on to make 63, and Dan Abrahams.

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Feihaber makes World Cup bow

By Danny Caro, June 18, 2010

Benny Feilhaber came off the bench to help the USA come from 0-2 down to draw against Slovenia at the World Cup on Friday afternoon.

Having missed out in the 1-1 draw against England last weekend, the former Derby County and Maccabiah star was thrown on at the start of the second half by coach Bob Bradley, replacing Robbie Findley.

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Israelis handed tough draw at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 18, 2010

Shahar Peer’s hopes of reaching the world’s top 10 received a blow when she was given a tough first round match against former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic at Wimbledon.

Seeded 13 for the grand slam, which starts on Monday, Peer will be looking to avoid her second consecutive first-round defeat following her elimination from the ATP AEGON tournament at Eastbourne.

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Thanks for the memories Yossi, but bad luck at the Bridge!

By Danny Caro, June 17, 2010

As a Liverpool fan, I'm, absolutely gutted about Yossi Benayoun's move to Chelsea. I can't say that I blame him, although I would have preferred him to wait a little longer to find out who the next manager would be.

Despite Rafa Benitez's poor management of him, Yossi was arguably Liverpool's best player last season. He needs to be playing Champions League football and it's clearly a clever piece of business by Chelsea, who need to replace the outgoing Joe Cole.

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BECC 2nd edge home

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2010

Belmont 2nds came through in a nail-biting finish in a friendly against North Harrow.

Upon losing the toss, things started badly for BECC in the field with runs coming quickly, but once Gideon Mendel found the perfect line and length the tide turned.

Phil Mayer took a smart catch at mid-wicket to remove the dangerous opener off Mendel, who then proceeded to take two more wickets including a good catch at mid-off by newcomer Jason Mann, and one behind the stumps by Ryan Monk. Mendel ended up with 3-39.

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Middlesex Sunday League Division Three

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2010

Inspired displays from brother Yoav and Gavriel Lebens steered MAL to a seven-wicket victory in an all-Jewish affair in the Middlesex Sunday League

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London Maccabi Vale 2nds well beaten

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2010

Harrow St Marys 251

LMV 2nd XI 180-9
LMV lost by 71 runs

London Maccabi Vale 2nd XI were well beaten by Middlesex Sunday League Division Three title hopefuls Harrow St. Mary’s on the main square at the Walker Ground at Southgate Cricket Club.

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Cricket Scoreboard

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2010

MIDDLESEX SUNDAY CRICKET LEAGUE DIVISION THREE

Belmont & Edgware 1st XI 193-8 Alex Goodman 53, Abrahams 44, G Lebens 5-34
MAL 194-3 Yoav Lebens 51, Corin 46 not out, Mark Landau 40

MAL won by 7 wickets

Harrow St Marys 251

LMV 2nd XI 180-9 Jonathan Lederman 30
LMV lost by 71 runs

Friendly

North Harrow 178-9 (35 overs) Mitchell Mayer 3-27, Gideon Mendel 3-39
Belmont & Edgware 2nd XI 182-8(34.3 overs) Jason Mann 36, Adam Goldman 26

BECC won by 2 wickets

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Doubles delight for Erlich at Queens

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2010

Israel’s Jonathan Erlich amd Serbia’s Novak Djokovic captured the doubles title at the AEGON Championships at Queens.

Playing together for the first time, they defeated Karol Beck & David Skoch 6-7, 6-2, 10-3 in the final.

Victory marked Djokovic’s first doubles crown on the ATP World Tour while for Erlich, it was his first doubles title since he teamed with countryman Andy Ram to win at Indian Wells in 2008.

Erlich said: “I’m very excited. I’d been waiting to win that title for a long time, for two years.

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MAL beat Belmont & Edgware by 7 wickets

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2010

MAL bounced back from their disappointing performance against Harrow St Mary's, with a seven-wicket win over Belmont & Edgware in Division Three of the Middlesex Sunday League.

Going into the game with a 100 per cent record this season, BECC skipper Ashley Connick won the toss and chose to bat at the Met Police Ground in Bushey. Openers Alex Goodman and Daniel Abrahams gave them a great start, putting away the bad balls, particularly frequent from Mark Landau, and keeping the score ticking over.

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Hold on to your hats and get ready for some Argy bargy

By Danny Caro, June 10, 2010

I was little more than a twinkle in my father's eye when Geoff Hurst steered England to its only World Cup victory, in 1966. A quick glance at my son's Panini Sticker Book told me that Brazil, Italy, Argentina and Germany have claimed a pair of wins in the last nine competitions, with France winning the other. If this is to follow the same pattern, then France, who qualified in highly controversial circumstances with 'Le Hand of Frog' goal by Thierry Henry, should win it.

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Foreman's wife's despair at boxing title loss

By Danny Caro, June 10, 2010

The wife of boxer Yuri Foreman almost came to blows with the referee after watching her husband lose his world title.

Leyla Leidecker, a former model and boxer herself, blamed ref Arthur Mercante for not stopping the fight earlier after Foreman lost his WBA Light Middleweight title on a ninth-round TKO against Miguel Cotto at the Yankee Stadium.

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It's time to get behind the boys

By Danny Caro, June 10, 2010

The waiting is finally over. The 23-man squad representing England have been putting the final touches to their preparations. Now I urge every English football fan and national journalist to get behind the boys.

Over the past few months, it appears that several members of the national press have been doing as much as they can to derail England’s chances. The question I have to ask is do they really want Fabio Capello’s men to lift the cup on July 11?

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