Danny Caro

Rio 2016 - Day 2 review

By Danny Caro, August 7, 2016

Two of Israel's judo team experienced disappointment on Day 2 of the Rio Olympics.

Gili Cohen was defeated by Christianne Legentil of Mauritius in the second round.

There had been high hopes on the shoulders of Golan Pollack but he was eliminated by Matthews Punza of Zambia in his opening match of hte under-66kg competition.

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Disappointment for Jacobson while Brighton duo draw a blank

By Danny Caro, August 7, 2016

Joe Jacobson tasted defeat on the opening day of the League 2 season.

The left-back was booked in Wycombe Wanderers' 1-0 loss at Crawley Town.

Beram Kayal and Tomer Hemed steered Brighton & Hove Albion to a goalless draw at Derby County on the opening weekend of the Championship.

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Sela sparkles in Olympic opener - Day One review from Rio 2016

By Danny Caro, August 7, 2016

Dudi Sela produced the one ray of light on a day of disappointment for Israel at the Rio Olympics.

Eliminated in the opening round at Wimbledon last month, tennis star Sela impressive in his first-ever Olympics - he is the first tennis player to represent Israel at the Olympics since 1992.

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Israeli clubs reach Europa League play-off round

By Danny Caro, August 5, 2016

Maccabi Tel Aviv and Beitar Jerusalem moved safely into the play-off round of the Europa League following excellent performance in their third qualifying round second leg matches on Thursday night.

Maccabi are in the seeded side of Group 4 teams, with Shakhtar Donetsk, Sparta Praha, Gent, Sassuolo and Qarabağ.

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All set for the greatest show on earth

By Danny Caro, August 5, 2016

I’ve been having an outer body experience for the past few weeks, but it would be remiss of me not to post something four years to the day of my Olympic debut.

The JC offices are arguably the best place to identify an ailment – well you certainly get a little longer to diagnose your symptoms than at my GP.

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Hapoel Beer Sheva reach Champions League play-off round

By Danny Caro, August 3, 2016

A late effort from Shir Tzedek steered Hapoel Beer Sheva into the play-off round of the Uefa Champions League after they eliminated Greek winners Olympiacos.

After a goalless first leg in Greece, there was little to separate the teams at the Turner Stadium until Tzedek found the net with a cool finish to ensure it was competition new boys Hapoel who progressed.

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Wingate & Finchley to rename ground after co-founder Maurice Rebak

By Danny Caro, August 3, 2016

Wingate & Finchley are renaming their stadium at Summers Lane after co-founder Maurice Rebak.

A ceremony will take place on August 6 ahead of the home friendly against Aveley to commemorate the club’s former chairman, secretary and treasurer who passed away in February, aged 95. The ground will become the Maurice Rebak Stadium.

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Team Israel succeeded at Commodore's Cup, says Brand

By Danny Caro, August 2, 2016

Omer Brand believes big things lie ahead following Team Israel’s performance at the Commodore’s Cup.

The crew impressed across 10 races over a gruelling seven days at Clowes. Captained by Brand, Team Israel showed improvement on a daily basis and went into the final day in fifth position, only 21-and-a-half points behind the Flanders Team who were in second place.

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Bregman joins Houston Astros in MLB

By Danny Caro, August 2, 2016

Alex Bregman is relishing life in the Major League Baseball after signing for Houston Astros.

Outfielder Bregman, 22, is a specialist third base fielder and has been described as one of the top prospects by ESPN.

The son of two lawyers, he was the second overall pick in the 2015 MLB draft and was scheduled to debut against the New York Yankees.

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Israeli teams impress in European competitions

By Danny Caro, July 29, 2016

Maccabi Tel Aviv and Beitar Jerusalem remain on course to reach the Europa League playoffs following encouraging results in the latest round of qualifiers on Thursday night.

An excellent solo effort from Tal Ben Haim inside the first 10 minutes set them up for a 3-1 victory over Pandurii.

The Israeli international beat his marker before placing a clever lob into the net.

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League increases to 34 teams for season 2016/17

By Danny Caro, July 26, 2016

The new MGBSFL season will kick off on September 11 with 34 teams, it was confirmed at a meeting last night.

A total of 32 teams finished last season and an increased number will line-up with the three division league.

Ten teams will battle it out for glory in the Premier Division, while 12 sides will contest divisions one and two.

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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.

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London Maccabi Vale CC colts awards

By Danny Caro, July 18, 2016

London Maccabi Vale colts finished the season with a combined match followed by an awards ceremony at Rowley Lane. Photos: Marc Morris

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Belmont & Edgware at Mill Hill Village

By Danny Caro, July 18, 2016

Players from Belmont & Edgware were in action in an improvised match following a number of late pull-outs at Mill Hill Village. Photos: Marc Morris

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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.

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Blumberg ticked all the boxes but failed 'Jew test'

By Danny Caro, July 8, 2016

Many of you will be familiar with 'the Jew test’. It's really nothing too painful but it’s something that often rears its head around major sporting events. It kind of comes with the territory and is ultimately something JC journalists consider par for the course.

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Brand, 13, makes tennis history at NLCS

By Danny Caro, July 8, 2016

Isabelle Brand has become the youngest girl to win the Pamela Flower Cup.

Brand, 13, won a fiercely contested three-set match against Asha Bakhai at North London Collegiate School.

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Lipsky reaches Mixed Double quarters at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, July 7, 2016

Scott Lipsky and Alla Kudryavtseva continued their merciless march towards the latter stages of the Mixed Doubles competition at Wimbledon after knocking out the fifth seeds.

Lipsky of America and Kudryavtseva of Russia surprised Nenad Zimonjic and Yung-Jan Chan 6-3, 7-6 in a match that lasted just over an hour.

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I'd give top job to Hoddle

By Danny Caro, July 5, 2016

Square pegs into round holes … it was destined to end in failure. But it’s the kids I feel most sorry for. I’ve lost count of the number of false dawns when it comes to the England national team approaching a major football tournament, but the latest offering was simply pathetic.

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Wimbledon week one

By Danny Caro, June 29, 2016

Camila Giorgi, Dudi Sela and Diego Schwartzman were among the first-round losers during the opening week of Wimbledon 2016. Photos: Marc Morris

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