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The week in Jewish sports

The week in Jewish sports

(Statistics as of Jan. 4)

Kevin Pillar 
Kevin Pillar 

Top of the week: New Jersey Devils’ left-winger Michael Cammalleri scored two of his team’s three goals on Dec. 30 in a win over the host Ottawa Senators. He has 13 goals on the season and 277 for his career, tops among Jews in the NHL.

Best of the rest: With 13 points in the Sacramento Kings’ 142-119 win over the Phoenix Suns on Jan. 2, forward Omri Casspi has scored in double figures in 13 of his last 14 games…. NY Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz, who missed the last several games with a broken leg, made his debut as a football commentator on ESPN on Jan. 3…. The 13th Pan American Maccabi Games were held in Santiago, Chile, from Dec. 28 to Jan. 4. The quadrennial event attracted more than 4,000 athletes from 20 countries… Birthday greetings: Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax, 80, on Dec. 30…. Toronto Blue Jays standout defensive outfielder Kevin Pillar, 27, on Jan. 4…. Zach Pfeffer, Philadelphia Union (Major League Soccer), 21, on Jan. 6…. Lest we forget: Ed Mayer, a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs from 1957-58, passed away Dec. 29 at the age of 84.

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