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Thursday 2 Elul 5774 - Aug 28, 2014
Baseball (MLB):
Manager Brad Ausmus has led the Detroit Tigers to a 70-59 won-loss record, 2nd place in the American League Central Division. Tigers' second baseman Ian Kinsler (Jewish father) is batting .282 with 12 home runs and 69 runs- batted-in. Milwaukee Brewers' right fielder Ryan Braun (Jewish father) is also batting .282, and he has hit 17 HR and recorded 74 RBI. Oakland A's center fielder Sam Fuld (Jewish father) is batting .256 with 2 HR and 24 RBI. Toronto Blue Jays' third baseman Danny Valencia is batting .285 with 2 HR and 13 RBI. Pittsburgh Pirates' first baseman Ike Davis is batting .236 with 8 HR and 39 RBI. On the pitcher's mound, Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Breslow has a 2-4 won-loss record with one save in 49 1/3 innings in 51 game appearances. He has struck out 31 batters and walked 27 and has a 4.74 earned-run-average. Houston Astros' Scott Feldman (Jewish father) has a 7-10 won-loss record in 143 innings in 24 games, with a 4.34 ERA. He has struck out 83 batters and walked 43 this season.
israeli basketball league Basketball (Israeli Men's National Team):
On August 17, Team Israel defeated Bulgaria, 100-84. Omri Casspi led the Israeli team with 19 points in just 24 minutes of playing time. Gal Mekel added 16 points to the winning effort. On August 20, Israel beat Montenegro, 80-65. Casspi again led the blue & white team with 17 points, and he grabbed 8 rebounds. Mekel had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. On August 24, Israel defeated Holland, 83-60, recording their fourth victory in a row, and virtually securing a spot in the 2015 Eurobasket tournament. Casspi again led the Israeli scoring parade, with 22 points, and Mekel scored 16 points.
golf Women's Golf (LPGA):
Morgan Pressel was tied for 23rd place in the Canadian Pacific Women's Open after a mini-slump in which she failed to make the cut for two consecutive tournaments. Pressel has made the cut in 15 of the 20 events she has played this year, and has earnings of $280,989 in 2014. Her scoring average is a respectable 71.55 for 69 rounds this year.
tennis2 Women's Tennis (WTA):
Shahar Peer is currently ranked 155th in the World. She has a singles won-loss record of 13-21 and a doubles record of 11-11 in the 21 events she has played this year. Peer has combined earnings of $216,292 thus far in 2014.


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