Loading… Tottenham midfielder, Tanguy Ndombele, remains the priority on the transfer market for Inter coach Antonio Conte. Conte had showdown talks with President Steven Zhang yesterday and they agreed to proceed together, along with directors Beppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio. The tactician visited the club HQ again today for more negotiations, this time to plan a transfer strategy. According to RMC Sport, Ndombele remains ‘the priority’ for Conte and his squad, with many conversations about the player held between these two clubs.Advertisement Promoted Content9 Heroes Of Popular Memes Then And NowCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In Thailand6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs read also:Tottenham target Ndombele swap with Coutinho Spurs do not want to sell the 23-year-old, who joined a year ago from Olympique Lyonnais for €60m. He has played 29 competitive games for Spurs, with two goals and four assists. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Everton boss David Moyes has emerged as the frontrunner to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager and an appointment is expected by the end of this week. The other leading contender, Jose Mourinho, is not a candidate for the position, senior sources have confirmed. Ferguson announced on Wednesday that he is retiring as manager after nearly 27 years in charge at Old Trafford. Sources have told Press Association Sport that Ferguson’s successor will be cut from the same cloth as him – with a similar passion for playing attractive football, bringing in top-class players and a strong record in youth development. United will be looking to the long term with the appointment, rather than a quick fix. Press Association Moyes, 50, may not have won any trophies in his 11 years at Everton but fellow Scot Ferguson himself is a fan of his achievements – and Moyes is out of contract at the end of the season. Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen said he would choose the Everton boss. Owen, the former Liverpool striker who played under Ferguson for two seasons, said on Twitter: “What an act to follow. I guess only Mourinho would have the confidence to strut through the door. If it were me, I’d go for Moyes.” Mourinho has made it clear he will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season and he expected to be appointed by his former club Chelsea. Former United keeper Peter Schmeichel also believes that Moyes would be the best candidate to succeed Ferguson, and he told Sky Sports News: “What we are looking for is, not someone to come in 10 months or three years, we want someone to come stay there and give stability. “When we talk about Moyes, he has been a decade at Everton and done a fantastic job on limited funds. Is he cut from the same cloth? I dont know. “Don’t forget there will be major changes with David Gill stepping down – the club is really changing in the summer, the more stability they can add the better. David Moyes, he sounds like a good solution.”
Miami is still scheduled to travel to Washington for a series against the Nationals beginning Friday. The Marlins had a coronavirus outbreak last month that forced them to suspend their season for eight days. There have been 34 games in the majors postponed this season because of coronavirus concerns.Elsewhere around the majors:— The San Diego Padres have hit grand slams in four straight games, the only team in big league history to accomplish the feat. Eric Hosmer extended the streak when he connected Thursday night against Texas. All four slams have come against the Rangers — Fernando Tatis Jr., Wil Myers and Manny Machado did it earlier this week. The Padres next take aim on Lance McCullers when he starts for the visiting Astros Friday night. Houston has won eight in a row.— The Indians hope to have manager Terry Francona back in the dugout when they host Detroit. Francona had a medical procedure this week to address a gastrointestinal issue that has bothered him since spring training. He missed his 11th game Thursday because of the ailment.— The banged-up Yankees have more injury concerns after pitcher James Paxton and infielder Gleyber Torres ran into trouble. After Paxton pitched five innings against the Rays on Thursday, the team said the left-hander is getting an MRI for discomfort in his forearm. Torres injured his left hamstring running to first base on an RBI groundout in the third and left the game. The Yankees said Torres was getting further evaluation. Yankees star hitters Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY’-hyoo) already are on the injured list, along with reliever Zack Britton. August 21, 2020 Thompson cleared of rules penalty, set to miss cut at TroonTROON, Scotland (AP) — Being cleared of a rules infringement is unlikely to stop American golfer Lexi Thompson heading home early from the Women’s British Open.The 10th-ranked Thompson followed up a 7-over 78 in her opening round at Royal Troon with a 75 on Friday, leaving her 11 over par for the tournament midway through the second round and far below the projected cut mark.Earlier Friday, organizers said Thompson had avoided a sanction following an incident prior to her playing her second shot from the rough at the 16th hole during the first round on Thursday.Footage showed Thompson using the head of her club to push away long grass from her ball. Associated Press The Blues blew a two-goal lead in Game 5 Wednesday night and find themselves down three games to two in the best-of-seven series.Philadelphia could be without defenseman Matt Niskanen (NIHS’-kuh-nihn), who was suspended for a cross check to the face of Montreal’s Brendan Gallagher in Game 5. The Canadiens say Gallagher has a broken jaw that requires surgery and will miss the rest of the series. In the West, the NBA PLAYOFFSDefending champs enter Game 3 up 2-0LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA champion Toronto Raptors take a 2-0 lead into today’s Game 3 of their first-round series with the Brooklyn Nets. No. 2 seed Toronto is the only No. 1 or 2 seed not to get upset in the first two games.In Friday’s other playoff games, the Jazz face the Nuggets with that series tied 1-1, Boston plays Philadelphia up 2-0, and the Mavericks face the Clippers in a 1-1 series.MLB-SCHEDULEPositive tests force more postponementsUNDATED (AP) — The Mets have another day off after two positive tests for COVID-19 in the organization. Their game at Miami scheduled for Thursday night was postponed an hour before it was supposed to begin, and Friday’s series opener against the Yankees at Citi Field also was called off. The role was established to help cultivate a more inclusive culture within the league.In other NFL news:— Washington football coach Ron Rivera has been diagnosed with a form of skin cancer. A team spokesman confirmed Rivera has squamous cell carcinoma. ESPN first reported Rivera’s diagnosis, saying it was lymph node cancer and later clarified it was squamous cell carcinoma in his neck. The 58-year-old is expected to continue coaching while undergoing treatment. Rivera was hired as Washington’s coach and put in charge of football operations in January. He’s the first minority coach in franchise history. — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick missed practice Friday for personal reasons, and coach Brian Flores declined to say how long he expected the 16-year veteran to be out. Safety Kayvon Frazier was also out for personal reasons. Fitzpatrick’s absence left top draft pick Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-ah tuhng-ah-vy-LOH’-ah) and former Arizona Cardinals first-round pick Josh Rosen to take snaps.WOMEN’S BRITISH OPEN-THOMPSON Update on the latest sports NFL-NEWSNFL hires diversity officerUNDATED (AP) — The NFL has hired Jonathan Beane as senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer.Beane, who has more than 20 years of experience as a diversity practitioner, begins his duties Sept. 8. Beane has held senior diversity roles at Roche, 21st Century Fox and Time Warner, among others. He serves on the Board of Directors of GLAAD. The league said Beane will “spearhead diversity, equity and inclusion strategy, and will collaborate with senior leadership to drive actionable change” throughout the NFL. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL PLAYOFFSBlues, Canadiens try to avoid eliminationUNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers will try again to eliminate the Montreal Canadiens in Game 6 of their first-round playoff series. And defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis faces the prospect of being eliminated in the first round by the much less experienced Vancouver Canucks.
Just one week after the reported departure of forwards Darion Clark and Malik Martin and a day after the two-year contract extension of head coach Andy Enfield, redshirt junior guard Katin Reinhardt became the next Trojan to depart USC, making an announcement on Twitter on Monday.On Tuesday, head coach Andy Enfield officially granted releases to all three players.Originally a transfer from UNLV, Reinhardt, a former four-star prospect, was ranked as the 47th best prospect in the nation in 2012, earning a 94 scout ranking thanks to his shooting capabilities.During his freshman year with the Runnin’ Rebels, Reinhardt averaged a healthy 29.2 minutes, 10.1 points, 2.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 35.8 percent from the floor and 89.2 percent from the line. In an interview with CBS Sports’ Doug Gottlieb, Reinhardt said he left UNLV due to his reduced role on the offense and lack of ball handling.“Everybody thinks I want to be a point guard — that isn’t true. [Former UNLV head coach Dave Rice] just said I would play mainly off the ball, and I am just not comfortable that way,” Reinhardt said three years ago. “I averaged three assists a game because I like to pass and can pass and I need to have the ball in order to create, not just stand in the corner or run off screens. I’m not that type of player.”Unfortunately for the Men of Troy, Reinhardt’s primarily shooting role was not good enough, with the former Mater Dei guard transferring.Considering that sophomore guard Jordan McLaughlin and junior guard Julian Jacobs accounted for 65 percent of USC’s 504 assists, Reinhardt was understandably displeased with his 48 assists last season.Not to mention, the 6-foot-6 guard averaged the least amount of minutes in his college career so far, dropping from 29.2 to 26.9 due to sophomore guard Elijah Stewart’s increased role in the offense.Simply put, though, Stewart’s superior 3-point accuracy and per-minute rebounding totals earned him the starting job down the stretch after losing it to Reinhardt midseason. With 26.4 minutes per game, Stewart shot 42.9 percent from 3-point range and 45 percent overall in his final nine games as compared to Reinhardt’s 37.3 and 33.3 percent, respectively.Reinhardt, a potent scorer with 11.4 points per game and a 44.4 percent shooting percentage in his final season with USC, is fitted to a role which Jacobs and McLaughlin already fill.Expected to receive numerous offers with other Division I schools, Reinhardt has a lot to offer: a sweet shooting stroke, postseason experience and very much improved clamp-down defense which the Trojans will certainly miss in 2016.
During its first weekend back in Southern California, the Trojan beach volleyball team put on an impressive showing in the Pac-12 South Invitational, dominating its opponents at Ocean Park Beach in Santa Monica. Freshman Haley Hallgren bumps the ball to her teammate, senior Jenna Belton. Alex Zhang | Daily TrojanThough the Trojans’ loss record remained unscathed, their first match of the weekend proved to be closer than anticipated. Facing the No. 16 Cal Golden Bears that were riding an 11-match winning streak, the Trojans came out strong with a mixture of youth and experience on the first two courts. The Women of Troy dominated the first two courts; junior Abril Bustamante and freshman Tina Graudina defeated Alexia Inman and Mima Mirkovic (21-15, 21-12) on the first court and senior Terese Cannon and freshman Sammy Slater came out on top against Jessica Gaffney and Iya Lindahl (21-10, 21-18). Despite falling behind two games early, the Bears bounced back strong when their fifth court pair of Grace Campbell and Madison Micheletti soundly defeated USC’s junior Katrina Kernochan and graduate student Alexandra Poletto 21-16 in back-to-back sets. The Trojans would need a victory from senior Jenna Belton and freshman Haley Hallgren on Court 3 (21-16, 25-23) to seal the victory for USC before Mia Merino and Caroline Schafer of UC Berkeley defeated sophomore Joy Dennis and senior Jo Kremer on Court 4 with the match already decided. The two games that Cal won were the first they’ve ever won against USC.In their second and third matches of the weekend, USC methodically defeated the two Pac-12 Arizona representatives in the No. 11 Arizona Wildcats (9-6) and the Arizona State Sun Devils (3-9). In both matches, USC rode their 1st, 2nd and 4th courts to victory. The pairs of Bustamante/Graudina, Cannon/Slater and Belton/Kremer each consecutively swept their opponents, ending the matches before the outcomes of the 3rd and 5th courts mattered. The Trojans’ win over the Wildcats was their seventh in a row against Arizona. For their final showdown of the weekend, USC faced their highest-ranked opponent for the weekend against the No. 14 Stanford Cardinal (11-5), who were 3-0 on the weekend leading up to that match and riding an 11-match winning streak. In what was supposed to be their toughest test of the weekend, USC swept the Cardinal 5-0. The Trojans on the first four courts dominated their matchups while the 5th court pair of sophomore Cammie Dorn and freshman Maja Kaiser saw a thrilling comeback in three sets to defeat Kat Anderson and Caitlin Keefe of Stanford (17-21, 21-13, 15-8). Their matchup marked only the second time both teams have faced off. After their 4-0 weekend, USC cemented themselves once again as the cream of the crop in the Pac-12. The only other team to come out of the weekend without a loss was the No. 2 UCLA Bruins (18-3). The Trojans’ top performers, Bustamante/Graudina and Cannon/Slater, were selected to the all-tournament team. Both pairs went 4-0 on the weekend, without dropping a single set. UCLA was the only other school to have pairs recognized. With the performance, the women’s beach volleyball team improves its record to 15-6 on the season. Up next, the Trojans will head to Pepperdine University on March 31 to take on No. 19 St. Mary’s, No. 16 Loyola Marymount and the No. 1 Pepperdine Waves in the Pepperdine Invitational. USC will have a full week to prepare for another dual against Pepperdine after falling to them twice in one week earlier this season.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Group F opening match ended 1-0 in favour of Mexico.â€œThe decision was passed after a thorough assessment of the relevant match reports, the FMFâ€™s precedents and the evidence provided.â€œThe evidence included videotapes of the incidents and examples of certain sustainable actions taken by the FMF to raise awareness among its supporters.â€œMoreover, the Disciplinary Committee gave a warning to the FMF, who may face additional sanctions in case of repeated infringements of this type,â€™â€™ the committee said in the statement.The Disciplinary Committee, chaired by a Ghanaian, Yeboah Anin, also sanctioned the Serbian Football Association with a fine of 10,000 Swiss Francs for the display of an offensive and political banner by Serbian fans.This reportedly occurred during the Group E match played between Serbia and Costa Rica on Sunday at the Samara Arena.The committee added that it took its decisions after analysing all specific circumstances of each case.â€œThese, in particular, were the match officialsâ€™ reports, the position adopted by the association (if any), as well as the relevant evidence available.â€œThis included the report of the anti-discrimination match observers, who have been deployed for the first time at a FIFA World Cup,â€™â€™ it said.FIFA has a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination and has stated it would not tolerate such behaviour from fans in the stadium.A series of measures to fight discrimination and promote diversity have been implemented, including an anti-discrimination monitoring system, which has been active since 2015.â€œThis has been in place to observe and report on all 871 matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and all matches of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup,â€™â€™ the committee said in the statement.Furthermore, FIFA has published a Good Practice Guide on Diversity and Anti-Discrimination to support all of its member associations.â€œIn general terms, FIFA calls on all fans to come to the stadiums in a spirit of unity, peace and friendship,â€™â€™ the committee added.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has imposed a 10,000 Swiss Francs fine on both the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) and the Serbian Football Federation for the misconduct of their fans.FIFA said in a statement on Thursday that the disciplinary measure, which was in line with article 67 of its Disciplinary Code, was in relation to discriminatory and insulting chants by the fans.The Mexican fans committed the offence during the first half of the 2018 FIFA World Cup match played between Germany and Mexico on Sunday at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Premier League side, Arsenal, are stepping up efforts to sign Atletico Madrid ace Thomas Partey.The Gunners have been strongly linked with a move for the Ghana international, who has a €50 million release clause in his current deal.According to British newspaper, The Sun, Arsenal are willing to offload one of three players to fund the Partey deal.Midfielders Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi, as well as French forward Alex Lacazette, have been listed as the possible departures.Arsenal are targeting a potential return of £65-70m for the three players, which will go towards their reported expected £144m losses for this financial year due largely to the coronavirus pandemic.Partey has been a mainstay in Diego Someone’s side this season, making 31 appearances in the La Liga so far.
Jerome Boateng has praised his half-brother Kevin-Prince for his public stand against racism in football.AC Milan’s Kevin-Prince Boateng was racially abused by supporters during a friendly against Pro Patria in January and walked off the pitch.Last week, the midfielder met FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Geneva to discuss ways to tackle racism, and also delivered a speech.“I knew he had worked on that speech for a long time,” Jerome told Der Tagesspiegel. “It is not that often a footballer speaks in front of such a parliament.”He said he was proud of his sibling’s stand against racism, adding: “For me, has been the first footballer who put up some resistance. I have heard [Samuel] Eto’o also left the pitch once, but it did not have such an impact.“A lot of players should have done that much earlier, setting a visible sign against daily racism in stadiums just like Kevin and his team mates did. “It takes a lot of courage to do so. He showed everyone that enough is enough.“I don’t know if he is a hero. But I am delighted, especially for him. He did not have the best image with the German public.”Kevin-Prince Boateng, who was born in Berlin but chose to represent Ghana at international level, was an unpopular figure in Germany after his foul on Michael Ballack in the 2010 FA Cup final ruled the then-Chelsea player out of that summer’s World Cup.But Jerome Boateng, who opted to play for Germany, felt the reaction to the incident was unfair. “He did not do that [the foul] on purpose,” he said.“It just happened, and it fitted the mould of a lot of people at that time. The Ghetto kid from the deprived area, the gangster footballer from Wedding [an area of Berlin] and whatever else, was published about him. “This foul made him out of favour with everyone in Germany. But now this – I am proud of him. It could have ended differently.”
PreviousClippers center DeAndre Jordan dunks during the first half of Wednesday’s game against the Bucks in Milwaukee. Jordan had 25 points and 22 rebounds in a 127-120 victory. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown fouls LA Clippers’ Sam Dekker during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)LA Clippers’ Tobias Harris shoots past Milwaukee Bucks’ John Henson during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)LA Clippers’ Austin Rivers dribbles during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris ties up Milwaukee Bucks’ Jabari Parker during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)LA Clippers’ Sindarius Thornwell drives past Milwaukee Bucks’ Brandon Jennings during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)LA Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan dunks over Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Brandon Jennings waits to get in the game during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the LA Clippers Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the LA Clippers Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown fouls LA Clippers’ Sam Dekker during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ John Henson fouls LA Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Milwaukee Bucks head coach Joe Prunty watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the LA Clippers Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Jabari Parker and Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan go after a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Thon Maker dunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris fouls Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Jabari Parker dunks over Los Angeles Clippers’ Sam Dekker during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe drives past Los Angeles Clippers’ Sam Dekker during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Clippers center DeAndre Jordan dunks during the first half of Wednesday’s game against the Bucks in Milwaukee. Jordan had 25 points and 22 rebounds in a 127-120 victory. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown fouls LA Clippers’ Sam Dekker during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)NextShow Caption1 of 18Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown fouls LA Clippers’ Sam Dekker during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)ExpandMILWAUKEE — Their playoff hopes fading after a deflating loss a night earlier, the Clippers were desperate for a win.“We’ve got to be one team, one unit and play with high energy and compete,” Austin Rivers said. “Let’s play harder than the other team.”DeAndre Jordan had 25 points and 22 rebounds, Rivers scored 22 and made a key late 3-pointer, and the Clippers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 127-120 on Wednesday night.Lou Williams scored 19 points and Tobias Harris had 18 for the Clippers, who held a players-only meeting after their 123-109 loss to Minnesota on Tuesday night. “We aren’t going to go out like this,” Rivers said. “No more bickering. No more questioning each other and the coaches.”Coach Doc Rivers, Austin’s father, said his team showed high energy from the outset.The Clippers shot 60 percent and used a late 13-0 run to take a 38-24 lead after the first quarter. Jordan had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the quarter.“The first seven minutes of basketball was as well as we’ve played all year,” Rivers said.Milwaukee lost All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo to a sprained ankle in the first half. He appeared to get hurt when he tripped over teammate Shabazz Muhammad under Milwaukee’s basket. He stayed in the game for a brief period, but hobbled around the court while grimacing. He went to the locker room with about four minutes remaining in the second quarter and did not return. Bucks coach Joe Prunty said after the game that the team didn’t have an update on Antetokounmpo’s condition.Khris Middleton paced Milwaukee with 23 points. Jabari Parker added a season-high 20 in 30 minutes, the most he’s played since rejoining the team in early February after recovering from a second ACL tear in his left knee.Antetokounmpo, who had 37 points in a loss at Cleveland on Monday, had 12 points before departing.“He’s our main guy,” Middleton said. “We missed the attention he creates on the offensive end. We’re a team, though, so when he goes out we can’t give up. We know what we can do as a team and tonight we just didn’t do it.”The Bucks trailed by seven at the half as Jordan became the first player to record at least 17 points and 16 rebounds in the first half of an NBA game since the Lakers’ Shaquille O’Neal in 1998.Playing without Antetokounmpo, the deficit grew to 14 by the end of the third quarter as the Clippers built a 97-83 lead. The Clippers shot 6 for 10 from 3-point range in the quarter.The Clippers maintained a double-digit lead for most of the fourth quarter until Milwaukee clawed close late. A layup by Middleton and Thon Maker’s dunk off a turnover cut the lead to four with 1:14 remaining. Rivers then nailed a contested 3-pointer from the corner with the shot clock winding down to extend the lead to seven.The Bucks got no closer than five in the final minute.DIFFICULT DRAWRivers is convinced the Bucks will be a tough matchup in the playoffs, assuming Antetokounmpo returns to full strength.“Their record doesn’t show it, but if I’m in the East, I don’t think anyone would look forward to playing them,” Rivers said. “That will be a hard series with whoever they end up playing.”BRADLEY CENTER FAREWELLWith the Bucks set to move into a new arena next season, Rivers made what was likely his last visit to the Bradley Center. When asked if he had any fond memories, Rivers was far from emotional: “No. We lost a series here to the Bucks when we were the favorite when I was with the Hawks. Other than that, I don’t remember any at all. I played in The Mecca. I have some good memories there, but not many here.”TIP-INSClippers: Jordan, whose streak of 15 or more rebounds ended at 10 games Tuesday night, tying a career best, pulled down 16 first-half boards, equaling the Bucks’ team total. Tobias Harris showed no ill effects after battling the flu, even though Coach Doc Rivers expressed regret about playing him in Tuesday’s loss at Minnesota. “The way we played, you second-guess,” Rivers said. “I wish we wouldn’t have played him, but he says he feels better.”Bucks: Guard Brandon Jennings was signed to a second 10-day contract. Jennings, Milwaukee’s first-round pick in the 2009 draft, appeared in each of the Bucks’ four games after signing his first 10-day contract on March 11. … Center Tyler Zeller returned after missing two consecutive games with sore ribs.UP NEXTClippers: At Indiana on Friday in the teams’ first meeting this season.Bucks: At Chicago on Friday. Milwaukee has lost two of three games to the Bulls. 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Related Articles THE GAME: The Dodgers roughed up Robbie Ray and scored six runs in the first inning on their way to a 14-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday afternoon at Camelback Ranch.PITCHING REPORT: LHP Alex Wood became the first Dodgers starter to pitch into a third inning. Wood went 2-1/3 innings, allowed three hits (including a solo home run by Christian Walker) and struck out three. … J.T. Chargois pitched his second perfect inning of the spring. The bullpen candidate has faced six batters in Cactus League games, retired all six and struck out three.HITTING REPORT: The Dodgers had 19 hits in the game. … Ray didn’t make it out of the first inning against. He faced seven batters and only retired one (another was caught stealing). He gave up a double to Justin Turner, a two-run home run to Matt Kemp and a home run to Kyle Farmer. Omar Estevez also had a two-run double in the first inning. … Farmer is 7 for 11 this spring with two doubles and a home run. … Turner added a solo home run in the fourth inning. … Yasiel Puig had a double and an infield single and raced home to score a run when the Diamondbacks mishandled a throw from the outfield. … Andrew Toles and Jake Peter had back-to-back triples in the sixth inning. Peter had a two-run home run after Toles singled in the eighth. Peter has a home run in each of the past three games and leads the Dodgers with three home runs and 11 RBIs this spring.UP NEXT: RHP Kenta Maeda is scheduled to make his second spring start against the San Francisco Giants (RHP Jeff Samardzija) on Sunday at noon in Scottsdale. (SportsNet LA and 570 AM). Dodgers reliever Tom Koehler will be out indefinitely with shoulder strain Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error