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Thursday 17 Nissan, 5774 - April 17, 2014

As we are celebrating Passover, what have the top Jewish sports stars been up to lately?
baseball Baseball (MLB):
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Breslow returned to action since being on the disabled list since the beginning of the season. The left-handed hurler who graduated from Yale with a degree in science, did not give up any runs in two appearances this season as of April 12. Houston Astros' pitcher Scott Feldman (Jewish father) has started three games this season through April 11. He has a 2-0 won-loss record and a 0.44 earned-run-average thus far in 2014. Milwaukee Brewers' right fielder Ryan Braun (Jewish father) had a .295 batting average as of April 13. In 11 games this season, he has 13 hits in 44 at-bats, with 9 runs scored, 10 runs-batted-in, one double, one triple 2 stolen bases, and 3 home runs.

Men's Basketball (NBA):
Omri Casspi reached the 2500 point plateau on April 6, 2014, as the Houston Rockets soared over the LA Lakers, 145-130 in LA. The 6'9" (2.06 Meters) forward scored 6 points, making 3 of 4 field-goal attempts, and grabbed 5 rebounds in 13 minutes of playing time, off the bench. On April 9, he scored 2 points and grabbed 3 rebounds as the Rockets were grounded by the Nuggets in Denver, 116-123. On April 11, Casspi scored 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 22 minutes, as the Rockets lost to Minnesota, 112-110. Omri Casspi got his first start of the season on April 12, as the Rockets defeated New Orleans 111-104. He scored 2 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 22 minutes of playing time. Casspi has scored 481 points (6.9 avg) and grabbed 252 rebounds (3.6 avg) in 70 games this season. His career totals are 2515 points (7.7 avg) and 1250 rebounds (3.8 avg) in 326 games. With two games remaining this season, the Rockets have a 53-27 won-loss record.


Women's Collegiate Ten-pin Bowling:
Liat Vizenfeld and Fairleigh Dickinson University had a tough time at the NCAA Championship held in Wickliffe, OH, as they had a 3-6 won- loss record. The FDU Knights finished the 2013-14 season with a very respectable overall won-loss record of 88-33. They have appeared in 10 of the last 11 NCAA Championships. Liat Vizenfeld will return to the lanes for the Knights in the 2014-15 season.


Ice Hockey (NHL):
On April 9, Mike Cammalleri added an assist to his resume, as the Calgary Flames crowned the LA Kings, 4-3. Cammalleri sustained an injury in that game, and as of April 9, he had 45 points (26 goals and 19 assists) in 63 games this season. His career total is 502 points (236 goals and 266 assists) in 669 contests.


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