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Thursday 19 Tevet 5776 - Dec 31, 2015

Basketball (NBA):
Omri Casspi is having his best season since first becoming an NBA player in 2009. On Dec 27, Portland defeated the Kings in Sacramento, 94-98, yet Casspi recorded his fifth double-double of the season, scoring 14 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in 37 minutes of playing time. He was also credited with two blocked shots in that game. This is the most double-doubles Casspi has had in a single season in his NBA career, and made three double-doubles in the last four games for the 6'9" (206 cm) forward. On Dec 28, the Kings were expectedly defeated by the red-hot Golden State Warriors in Oakland, 103-122. Casspi was on fire himself, scoring a new NBA personal-best 36 points in 35 minutes on 13-for-18 shooting (9-for-12 from 3-point land). He is continuing to have difficulty connecting on his free-throws, though. The Kings now have a 12-19 won-loss record this season. Omri Casspi has scored 386 points (12.9 average) and has grabbed 195 rebounds (6.5 average) in 30 games this season.

Women's Basketball (Israeli Elite League):
On Dec 28, Maccabi Ramat Chen defeated defending league champion Maccabi Ashdod, 68-59. Naama Shafir scored 10 points for Ramat Chen, and Shay Doron scored 15 points for Ashdod. Ramat Chen is leading the league with 9 victories in 10 games this season. Ashdod has a 6-4 won-loss record.
bowling Ten-pin Bowling:
The Brunswick Ballmaster Open gets underway in Finland on Dec 29. Or Aviram is scheduled to bowl on squad 12 on Jan 7, 2016.
Women's Golf (LPGA):
Morgan Pressel has made the cut in 22 of 27 events she has played in 2015, and she has earned $962,794. She achieved a 71.42 scoring average for 97 rounds in 2015, with a best round of 63, and she recorded a hole-in-one. Belgian-Israeli Laetitia Beck made the cut in 8 of 14 events, and earned $54,728 in her rookie season as a pro. She had a scoring average of 72.48 for 42 rounds in 2015, with a best round of 64.


NJ Devils' Mike Cammalleri has 33 points (12 goals and 21 assists), with a +9 rating in 36 games thus far this season.


American Hockey League:

Hershey Bears' Carter Camper has 4 goals and 16 assists in 31 contests.

Austrian hockey league:
Brett Sterling has 28 points (17 goals and 11 assists), 81 penalty minutes, and a +9 rating in 30 games for Salzburg EC this season.

Swedish Hockey League:

Jacob Micflikier has 21 points (11 goals and 10 assists) in 29 games for Lulea HF thus far this season.

Men's Tennis (ATP):
Dudi Sela is ranked 100th in the World as of Dec 28. He has a singles' won-loss record of 8-10 and a doubles' record of 1-0, with YTD earnings of $318,484.
Women's Tennis (WTA):
Shahar Peer finished the year ranked 177th in the World. She has a 21-25 record in singles and an 8-9 record in doubles, with earnings of $129,395.
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