Top-weight On His Own is likely to swerve the bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown on Saturday in favour of a run at the Punchestown Festival. Trainer Willie Mullins is leaning towards staying at home with last season’s Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up, with a tilt at the Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup a more likely alternative. He told At The Races: ” I would prefer to go to Punchestown with On His Own.” Press Association
(REUTERS) – Opener Tamim Iqbal led Bangladesh’s fightback with a dogged 78 after the hosts had got off to a wobbly start in reply to England’s first innings 293 on the second day of the opening Test yesterday.At stumps the match was delicately poised with Bangladesh on 221 for five, trailing England by 72 runs, with all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (31) and nightwatchman Shafiul Islam (zero) at the crease.England captain Alastair Cook called on Moeen Ali, who top-scored for his side with 68, to bowl the final over of the morning and it took the bearded 29-year-old just two deliveries to break Bangladesh’s opening stand.The openers had looked untroubled until then but Moeen got the ball to spin past Imrul Kayes’ bat to hit the off-stump before number three Mominul Haque edged behind without scoring to leave Bangladesh reeling on 29-2.The hosts almost went through the second session unscathed after Moeen’s threat diminished on a baking afternoon with Tamim and Mahmudullah defending resolutely to keep England at bay at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.Bangladesh lost Mahmudullah (38) to leg-spinner Adil Rashid on the stroke of the tea interval but not before he had shared in a vital third-wicket partnership of 90 with Tamim.The left-handed Tamim was given out caught at slip off Moeen, but as on numerous occasions already in the match, he managed to get the umpire’s decision overturned on review. Replays showed the ball has missed the edge of his bat.He was finally out caught behind to off-spinner Gareth Batty who is playing his first Test in more than 11 years.Bangladesh edged towards England’s total as captain Mushfiqur Rahim (48) and Shakib dug in but Ben Stokes had Mushfiqur caught behind by wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow near the close of play to leave the game evenly balanced.England had earlier resumed on 258-7 and added 35 runs before debutant off-spinner Mehedi Hasan completed a six-wicket haul with the dismissal of Stuart Broad after left-arm spinner Taijul Islam had removed Chris Woakes and Rashid.ENGLAND 1st innings (o/n: 258-7)A. Cook b Al Hasan 4B. Duckett b M. Hasan 14J. Root c Sa. Rahman b M. Hasan 40G. Ballance lbw b M. Hasan 1M. Ali c Rahim b M. Hasan 68B. Stokes b Al Hasan 18J. Bairstow b M. Hasan 52C. Woakes c M. Haque b T. Islam 36A. Rashid c Sa. Rahman b T. Islam 26S. Broad c Rahim b M. Hasan 13G. Batty not out 1Extras: (b-14, lb-4, w-2) 20Total: (all out, 105.5 overs) 293Fall of wickets: 1-18, 2-18, 3-21, 4-83, 5-106, 6-194, 7-237, 8-258, 9-289.Bowling: Sh. Islam 9-1-33-0, M. Hasan 39.5-7-80-6, K. Rabbi 8-0-41-0 (w-2), S. Al Hasan 19-6-46-2, T. Islam 24-11-47-2, Sa. Rahman 3-0-11-0, Mahmudullah 2-0-17-0, M. Haque 1-1-0-0.BANGLADESH 1st inningsT. Iqbal c Bairstow b Batty 78I. Kayes b Ali 21M. Haque c Stokes b Ali 0Mahmudullah c Root b Rashid 38M. Rahim c Bairstow b Stokes 48S. Al Hasan not out 31Sh. Islam not out 0Extras: (lb-4, w-1) 5Total: (for 5 wickets, 74 overs) 221Fall of wickets: 1-29, 2-29, 3-119, 4-163 T. Iqbal, 5-221.Bowling: S. Broad 8-2-12-0, G. Batty 17-1 -51-1, C. Woakes 7-2-15- 0 (w-1), A. Rashid 13-1-51-1, M. Ali 19-2-66-2, B. Stokes 8-3-17-1, J. Root 2-0-5-0.
ICC World Cup Kane Williamson all set to break THIS world record in final vs England in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Kane Williamson has been the glue that has held New Zealand together in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. With the top and middle-order performing inconsistency, Williamson has stood tall amidst the ruins. Heading into the final against England in Lord’s on Sunday, Williamson is on the cusp of a new world record. The New Zealand skipper needs only one run more to become the highest run-getter in a single edition of the World Cup as skipper. Currently, Williamson has 548 runs and is level with Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene, who achieved the feat during the 2007 World Cup in West Indies which Sri Lanka lost to Australia.Williamson has been in sublime form in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. After not getting a chance to bat in New Zealand’s 10-wicket win vs Sri Lanka in Cardiff, Williamson contributed a solid 40 against Bangladesh and showed his worth with an unbeaten 79 against Afghanistan in Taunton. However, Williamson showed his class and brilliance in the game against South Africa when he smashed his maiden World Cup ton in Edgbaston to give New Zealand a tense last-over victory.In his next game against West Indies, Williamson rescued the side after both openers had fallen in the first over and he registered his second consecutive century. In the next three games, Williamson registered scores of 41, 40 and 27 but he displayed his brilliance yet again with a fantastic 67 in tough conditions against India in the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Manchester.In the 2007 World Cup, Jayawardene started the tournament with 85 against Bermuda but suffered a dip with scores of 46 and 7 against Bangladesh and India. After scoring 12 against South Africa, Jayawardene blasted 82 against West Indies in Providence, Guyana and followed it up with 56 against England in Antigua. After being dismissed for 15 against New Zealand, Jayawardene showed his class with 72 against Australia and an unbeaten 39 against debutants Ireland. In the semi-final, Jayawardene blasted 115 against New Zealand to help Sri Lanka reach the final but in Barbados, he was LBW for 19 as Australia registered a hat-trick of titles.Williamson is the leading run-getter for New Zealand in a World Cup edition both as skipper and batsman. He went past Martin Crowe’s tally of 456 runs which he made in 1992 while he also broke Martin Guptill’s record. During the course of the semi-final against India, Williamson broke former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting’s tally of 539 runs which he scored in 2007.Among Indian batsmen, only Sourav Ganguly is the prominent name having smashed 465 runs at an average of 58 with three centuries in the 2002 World Cup in South Africa. Williamson is just 126 runs away from breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time tally of 673 runs which took place in the 2003 World Cup and New Zealand will be hoping for glory with Williamson leading from the front. highlights Kane Williamson is the leading run-getter for New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup.Mahela Jayawardene has hit 548 runs in the 2007 World Cup.New Zealand has reached the final for the second time since the 2015 World Cup.
July 20, 2020 The teams, who play at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and have separate training facilities in the state, released a joint statement Monday after Gov. Phil Murphy announced an executive order limiting outdoor public gatherings to 500 people.The Jets and Giants say the decision to not have fans – at least for now – was reached after discussions with Murphy, with the health and safety of fans, players and staff being considered.The teams also announced that “out of an abundance of caution,” fans will not be able to attend training camp practices this summer.VIRUS OUTBREAK-MLB-BLUE JAYSBlue Jays talk to other teams about sharing ballpark —Major League Baseball has doubled the isolated camera angles available for video review from 12 to 24 and arranged for high-frame rate cameras to stream directly to the new replay operations center and ballpark video rooms. The time each manager has to decide whether to challenge an umpire’s call has been cut from 30 seconds to 20. — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the first game of Major League Baseball’s pandemic-delayed regular season. The Washington Nationals announced Fauci accepted the team’s invitation to have the pregame honor Thursday. He is a self-described fan of the reigning World Series champions. The Nationals host the New York Yankees to open the season nearly four months after it originally was scheduled to begin.— Major League Baseball is adding on-field advertising this season, both real and virtual. Allowed locations include the back of the pitcher’s mound, behind home plate, on tarps in the stands and in the grass in foul territory down the first-base lines. Teams have the choice whether to make the ads real or project them virtually during telecasts. In addition, physical ads can be put on the on-deck circle. — Oakland Athletics left-hander A.J. Puk has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a shoulder strain. He planned to travel to Los Angeles to be examined. The injury also bothered him during spring training. Right-hander Daniel Mengden will move into the rotation in Puk’s place. VIRUS OUTBREAK-NHL Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditFL-TESTING POLICY NFL players to be tested daily for COVID-19 first 2 weeksUNDATED (AP) — NFL players will be tested daily for the coronavirus for at least the first two weeks of training camp per the league’s new testing protocols. The NFL and the players’ union reached an agreement as rookies for Houston and Kansas City were set to report to camp Monday. Rookies for other teams begin arriving Tuesday. Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL chief medical officer, said more than one negative test is required before players initially enter the building to begin physical exams or any form of team activity. NFL-CHIEFSChiefs won’t take the field for a whileKANSAS CITY (AP) — The Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs began the intake process for first-year players Monday after the NFL gave them the go-ahead along with the Houston Texans, their opponent in the season opener Sept. 10. Update on the latest sports Two players test positive during early days of training campUNDATED (AP) — The NHL says only two players tested positive for COVID-19 during the first five days of training camp last week.The league, in consultation with its players, is not revealing the identity of players who test positive, or their teams. The two players who tested positive are self-isolating per national and local health protocols.A total of 2,618 tests of more than 800 players from July 13-17 were done by the league. Training camps opened July 13, with 24 teams preparing to compete in an expanded playoff format in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, starting on Aug. 1.Teams are scheduled to travel to both hub cities on Sunday. TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are talking to the Pittsburgh Pirates about sharing a major league ballpark this season after Canada’s government barred them from playing in their home stadium amid the coronavirus pandemic. Pirates President Travis Williams confirmed the talks and sounded ready to welcome the Blue Jays. Williams calls it a challenge but says if the Pirates are able to safely accommodate the Blue Jays, it will bring international attention to Pittsburgh. Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins says the team is focused on getting into a major league facility and has more than five backup plans.In other MLB news:— The Atlanta Braves have removed a “Chop On” sign that sat near an entrance to Truist Park as the team considers its stance on fans’ tomahawk chop chant. The removal of the wooden sign came as the team changed its slogan from “Chop On” to “For The A” for the 2020 season. But it could be quite a while before they get on the field for training camp. All players must test negative twice before they are admitted to the facility, then they will spend a couple of days doing the more routine physicals and getting their equipment sorted out. Veterans are due July 28, and coach Andy Reid said it could be 10 days after that before full practices begin.NFL-JETS-GIANTS-FANSNo fans at Jets or Giants gamesEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets and Giants announced they will not have fans at home games this season “until further notice” because of the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press The NHL reported it had 33 players test positive during the period after the league paused its season in March to the start of camps.In other NHL news:—New York Rangers forward Brendan Lemieux has been suspended by the NHL for the first two games of the team’s preliminary-round series against Carolina because of an illegal check that injured Colorado forward Joonas Donskoi in March. The NHL waited until return to play guidelines were in place before making a ruling. The suspension means Lemieux will miss the first two games of the Rangers’ best-of-five series against Carolina, which opens in Toronto on August 1.
Super Falcons at the Women’s World Cup trophy tour to Abuja Thursday “The Government of Nigeria has been giving so much support to the various National Teams, including the Super Falcons. On our part at the NFF, we will ensure that the girls receive even stronger support before the FIFA World Cup in France,” he said at a ceremony inside the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.Earlier, at the office of the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports, the Acting Permanent Secretary, Mrs Hauwa Kulu-Akinyemi traced the evolution of women football in Nigeria and stated that “the Government of Nigeria recognizes the pivotal role of football in unifying peoples across various physical and mental divides, and creating joy, love and passion among the youth. Football is a remarkable boundary-eliminator and works wonders in drastically reducing insecurity while fostering peace and tranquility within and across jurisdictions all over the world.”Sarai Bareman (chief women’s football officer) who led the FIFA team, thanked the Government of Nigeria for its continued support for football, especially the women’s game. Also with her were Nicole Fisch (lead for women’s football project), Vanessa Marques (lead for marketing project) and FIFA legend Osaze Peter Odemwingie – former Nigeria international.The gold –plated trophy, nearly 5 kilograms in weight, was unveiled by Odemwingie, who featured in four Africa Cup of Nations finals for Nigeria and played at two FIFA World Cup finals.Also at the Minister’s office were NFF Executive Committee members Emmanuel Ibah and Aisha Falode, Brigadier-General Emico Eruwa (President, Paralympics Committee of Nigeria), Mrs Tayo Oreweme (Director FEAD), Dr. Emmanuel Ikpeme (NFF deputy secretary-general), Mr. Bola Oyeyode (NFF Director of Competitions), Mr. Bitrus Bewarang (NFF Director of Technical), Mr. Ademola Olajire (Director of Communications), Ms Ruth David (Head of Women’s Football), directors from the Ministry, Alh. Fika Adamu, Dr. Paul Onyeudo, Architect Mohammed Gambo, Mrs Blessing Lere-Adams and Dr. Toyin Aluko, Mr. Emmanuel Nwaeri from the Nigeria Olympic Committee, as well as other directors from the NFF, Rafiu Yusuf, Dr. Robinson Okosun and Sunday Okayi.At the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, the train was joined by players, technical team and backroom staff of the Super Falcons led by Head Coach Thomas Dennerby, a number of pupils from a secondary school in Abuja and other stakeholders.The Hilton part of the tour also witnessed two video documentaries.In her presentation, Bareman disclosed that six of the group phase matches at the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in France has been sold out, including that pitching Nigeria’s Super Falcons against France at the Roazhon Park in Rennes on 17th June.She also revealed that FIFA is targeting one billion television viewers for the showpiece taking place 7th June – 7th July, and that most of the tickets have so far been taken up by nationals of host nation France, the United States, The Netherlands and United Kingdom. The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be deployed at a women’s tournament for the first time in France, where five debutants (Jamaica, Chile, Scotland, Thailand and South Africa) will be on show.Falode, on her part, also traced the evolution of the women’s game in the country, eulogizing the Class of 1999 that reached the quarter finals in the USA, while challenging the present squad to soar even higher in France having received the best preparation afforded any Super Falcons’ team before a World Cup championship.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram AHEAD FRANCE 2019Acting President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Seyi Akinwunmi has assured that the Federation will provide even more support and encouragement for the Super Falcons as they enter the final stages of preparation for this year’s FIFA World Cup finals in France.Speaking on Thursday when the FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy made a stop-over in Nigeria on its tour of 24 countries qualified to participate at the championship in France, Akinwunmi acknowledged that the women’s game has brought so much honour to Nigeria, and therefore deserves all the encouragement and push necessary to thrive.
TAMID at USC hosted Genius — previously called Rap-Genius — co-founder Mahbod Moghadam to speak about his company and how to effectively create start-ups on Wednesday evening at the Salvatori Computer Science Center.TAMID at USC is a business organization that focuses on Israeli business and is established on campuses throughout the United States.As part of its education component, TAMID invited Moghadam to speak about his success as an entrepreneur with Genius, a website that allows users to break down nearly any kind of text, from song lyrics to news stories, with line-by-line annotations. Currently the number one lyrics website in the world, Genius has raised over $56 million from many investors, which include Y Combinator, Andreesen Horowitz, Dan Gilbert, Alexis Ohanian, Nasir Jones and Betaworks.Moghadam attended Yale University as an undergraduate and Stanford for law school before founding Rap-Genius with his friends Tom Lehman and Ilan Zechory. He resigned from Genius in May 2014 after making his own controversial annotations on the manifesto of Elliot Rodgers, who shot and killed six and injured fourteen near University of California, Santa Barbara in May 2014.“I’m blocked from my own site,” Moghadam said. “It’s heartbreaking. I am the Moses of Genius, and I’m not allowed into the Holy Land.”Though Moghadam is Persian and not of Israeli descent, he is a big supporter of Israeli businesses. Jordan Banafsheha, the president of TAMID, found Moghadam on Meerkat, a live stream application founded by three Israeli entrepreneurs.After seeing Moghadam’s stream on Meerkat, Banafsheha, a sophomore majoring in computer science and business, asked Moghadam if he would like to speak at USC. Moghadam agreed by responding with his email over Twitter. Since then, Banafsheha and Moghadam have been planning the event for the last month.“Mahbod supports Israeli businesses and that’s what we’re focused on,” said Danielle Fallon, vice president of operations for TAMID. “We like having high-profile figures come and educate our members, as well as the rest of USC entrepreneurship community, about their adventures and start-up stories.”In her position, Fallon mainly handles marketing and logistics for TAMID. For this event in particular, part of her role was getting the word out to the USC community and reserving the room and sound system.To attract a wide range of students to the event, Fallon and other board members sought out a variety of groups to participate in the event.Following Banafsheha opening remarks, a two-student rap group called Rush Hour rapped two songs before Moghadam came on to speak.Moghadam discussed the evolution of Genius and stressed the role Y Combinator had in its success. He encouraged start-ups with legitimate ideas to apply to YC. He also talked about his views on the technology industry in San Francisco and New York and the lack thereof in Los Angeles.“There’s a big feud between Hollywood and tech,” Moghadam said.After Moghadam spoke about his experiences, four groups pitched their start-ups to him and received feedback. The event ended with a Q&A session with Moghadam.TAMID serves to educate students about the Israeli economy while also consulting for funded Israeli start-ups. The student business organization also invests in a small portfolio made up of securities listed in the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. In addition, TAMID selects a few students for its fellowship, allowing them to intern at firms in Israel during the summer. This year, six students will be interning in Israel with TAMID. Despite TAMID’s ties to Israeli businesses, it bears no political or religious affiliations.TAMID currently has 90 active members, including one investment team and six consulting teams working with start-ups in Israel.
Mainz 05 and Eintracht Frankfurt played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in their German Bundesliga clash on Friday night.German player Stefan Bell put through his own net with eight first half minutes left to give the visitors the lead but Suat Serdar spared his blushes with an equaliser for Mainz 05 in the 71st minute as both sides settled for the share of the spoils.Eintracht Frankfurt have now recorded 15 points to occupy 7th position on the league table while their hosts have 11 points in 11th place.RelatedBundesliga Review: Frankfurt Suffer UCL Dent With Bremen DefeatApril 2, 2018In “Europe”German Cup Recap: Schalke 04, Frankfurt Through To SemisFebruary 8, 2018In “Europe”Bundesliga Review: Bayern Maintain 18-Point Lead Over Chasing Pack With Slim Schalke WinFebruary 11, 2018In “Europe”
Kei Nishikori swept aside Rafa Nadal in the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal with a swift 6-2 6-4 victory, while world number one Novak Djokovic saved two match points before beating Latvian Ernests Gulbis.Japan’s Nishikori, seeded fourth, took just 82 minutes to beat the Spaniard, a 14-times grand slam champion and a winner three times at the Rogers Cup. “I was close in Madrid, but today I was dominating everything,” said Nishikori after getting his first win over Nadal in eight attempts.”I definitely needed to change some of my tactics when playing against Rafa. I had to play 100 percent to beat him.” Montreal Masters:Nishikori will next meet Andy Murray in the semi-finals after the Briton defeated defending champ Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 6-4 6-4. Nishikori won his third title of the season in Washington last week and is hitting his stride ahead of the U.S. Open.The 25-year-old reached the final at Flushing Meadows last year only to lose in straight sets to Marin Cilic. “(Nadal) wasn’t making many first serves tonight, so I knew I had to be more aggressive on the second serve,” Nishikori said.”Everything was working well, so I am very happy to win today.” Djokovic almost joined Nadal on the way out but rallied from a set down to beat Gulbis 5-7 7-6(7) 6-1, setting up a semi-final with Jeremy Chardy of France. The Serb, who is looking for a fourth Canadian crown, said he would have had no complaints had Gulbis beat him.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
The Clippers are 29-16 with Teodosic in their lineup this season and 11-18 with him sidelined, so whoever replaces him will carry a heavy burden.“Someone’s going to help,” Doc Rivers said. “I don’t know who it is, but someone will be helping, for sure. Without even knowing, I would assume Milos is going to be out for at least this trip. But that’s just my assumption. I really hope I’m wrong.”Thanks to the Nuggets’ loss to the Raptors in Toronto, the Clippers moved past Denver, going from 10th to ninth before they tossed the ball up at Staples Center. The Clippers were still two games behind the eighth-place Minnesota Timberwolves, though.The Clippers started with good intentions, building a 16-point lead in the second quarter. They lost all of it by the end of the third and trailed 88-83 in the opening minutes of the fourth before regaining the lead thanks to a 13-0 run that settled matters.Teodosic scored 13 points on 4-for-5 shooting from 3-point range and added four assists in 16:29 before he hobbled to the locker room with 1:53 left in the half. Williams replaced him in the starting lineup when the third quarter began. Teodosic originally injured his foot in the first half of the second game of the season, when he stepped on the foot of the Suns’ Devin Booker. He was out for 22 games, starting Oct. 24, the first in the seemingly endless string of injuries that threatened to torpedo the Clippers’ season.At one point earlier in the season, four of their opening-night starters were sidelined by injuries. Patrick Beverley and Avery Bradley, Teodosic’s fellow guards, are out for the season because of knee and abdominal injuries, respectively.“I asked Milos, ‘Are you good,’ and he said, ‘Yeah, yeah, I’m (expletive) good,’” Austin Rivers said, recalling a postgame conversation with Teodosic. “I don’t know what that means. … Milos makes it easier for me and Lou. If he’s not playing, it’s next man up. Me and Lou have to be more aggressive.” Austin Rivers led the Clippers’ fourth-quarter rally, scoring 10 of his 13 points in the final period. Tobias Harris scored a team-leading 19 points, including six in the fourth quarter. Williams scored 16 and DeAndre Jordan added 12 points and 15 rebounds.Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 26 points to lead the Bucks, and Khris Middleton added 22.“We’re as focused as I’ve ever seen,” Austin Rivers said. “We look at each game like it’s the last game and that’s how we’ve been focusing and that’s the truth. We don’t have too much room for error, so we’ve just been playing hard.”Teodosic got the Clippers off and running in the right direction by scoring 12 points on 3-for-3 shooting on 3-pointers in the first quarter. The Clippers went 7 for 7 from behind the arc before Wesley Johnson’s miss from the left corner off a behind-the-back pass from Teodosic.The Clippers’ lead grew to 49-33 in the second quarter before the Bucks trimmed the margin to 62-56 by halftime. Teodosic’s departure coincided with the Clippers’ lack of momentum and rhythm in the dying moments of the half.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousLos Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) dunks above Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) shoots as Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown (23) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The Clippers won 105-98. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsMilwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives as Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers (25) drives for the basket past Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The Clippers won, 105-98. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)The Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, drives as Clippers forward Tobias Harris defends during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown (23) and Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) tangle during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The Clippers won 105-98. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Clippers center Boban Marjanovic dunks against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The Clippers won 105-98. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Clippers center Boban Marjanovic (51) defends on a shot try by Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo (34 during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The Clippers won 105-98. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe (6) passes around Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The Clippers won 105-98. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Clippers guard Milos Teodosic passes the ball as the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo defends during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Staples Center. The Clippers won 105-98. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) dunks above Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)NextShow Caption1 of 10Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) dunks above Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The Clippers won one and lost one Tuesday at Staples Center. They defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, moving into ninth place in the Western Conference standings and pulling with 1½ games of the eighth and final playoff position with a 105-98 victory.Milos Teodosic aggravated a plantar fascia injury in his left foot late in the first half and was lost to the Clippers for the second. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam Wednesday morning and it wasn’t immediately certain whether he could play in the evening’s game against the Phoenix Suns.The Clippers have eight games remaining and all of them are must-win if they hope to advance to the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season. They have been short-handed since the second game of the season, so going without Teodosic would be nothing new for them.Lou Williams could start in place of Teodosic, but Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he would rather keep him in his current role as a reserve guard. Sindarius Thornwell could join Austin Rivers in the backcourt. Or it could be Jawun Evans. Or it could be Tyrone Wallace. Or it could be C.J. Williams. Injured Danilo Gallinari closer to returning to Clippers’ lineup
Head coach of our national team Mehmed Bazdarevic is in a big trouble before the match with Wales, and due to the injuries of several players, he invited Izet Hajrovic.Medical team of our national team did their best to help the injured Ermin Zec and Sead Kolasinac to recover, and Tino Susic also complained on problems with Achilles tendon last night after the training session.After consultations this morning, it was decided that they will not be able to play on the matches with Wales and Cyprus, and Izet Hajrovic is expected to arrive, who had been on previously published list of players.Although it was announced that Edin Dzeko will participate in the training session last night, he was on therapy instead, and the decision about his performance was postponed for later today.(Source: klix.ba)