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first_imgUNDATED (AP) — NFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson have been jailed in West Texas after federal officials said they found 157 pounds of marijuana in a car in which he and another man were riding. El Paso County jail records show that the 27-year-old was booked Tuesday. The complaint says the pair were driving from Los Angeles to Louisiana when the Border Patrol stopped them Monday night and found several large duffel bags of marijuana in their sport utility vehicle. Robinson was a standout at Auburn University and the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. He signed with the Cleveland Browns in 2018. The Browns recently informed Robinson’s representatives they did not intend to re-sign him as a free agent.TENNIS-DUBAI CHAMPIONSHIPTop-seeded Simona Halep advances at Dubai ChampionshipsDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Top-seeded Simona Halep’s (HAL’-ehp) first match since losing to Garbine Muguruza (GAHR’-been moo-gah-ROO’-thuh) in the Australian Open semifinals was a tough three-set win over Ons Jabeur at the Dubai Championships. Halep will meet Aryna Sabalenka in the quarterfinals after Sabalenka beat Elise Mertens in straight sets. Anett Kontaveit beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and will play Petra Martic, who defeated Barbora Strycova in straight sets. Jennifer Brady will play Muguruza in the quarterfinal after Brady beat Marketa Vondrousova and Muguruza defeated Veronika Kudermetova, both in three sets. February 19, 2020 Associated Press NHL-GOLDEN KNIGHTS-KINGS TRADELA Kings trade Cup-winning goal scorer Martinez to VegasLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have traded Stanley Cup-winning goal scorer Alec Martinez to the Vegas Golden Knights for two second-round draft picks. Martinez has spent his entire career with the Kings, who drafted him in 2007. Although he has never scored more than 11 goals in a regular season, he earned a permanent place in franchise lore by scoring the series-winning overtime goals in both the Western Conference finals and the Stanley Cup Final six years ago. Martinez also was a member of the Kings’ first championship team in 2012. He has 62 goals and 136 assists in 597 career games, and he has six goals and 10 assists in 64 career postseason games.NFL-NEWSNFL free agent Greg Robinson jailed in Texas on pot charge McKnight led the Pirates with 18 points and Myles Powell had 16. Mamukelashvili and Romaro Gill added 15 points apiece.Kamar Baldwin had 20 to lead the Bulldogs, while Bryce Golden added 17 points before fouling out with 2:19 to play.Seton Hall faces St. John’s at home Sunday afternoon.MLB-NEWSPirates’ Pablo Reyes banned 80 games for positive drug test Update on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMEN’S T25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLSeton Hall beats ButlerNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sandro Mamukelashvili hit an off-balance shot in the lane at the buzzer to give No. 16 Seton Hall a stunning 74-72 victory over No. 21 Butler. The game-winning shot came on an inbounds play after the officials reviewed a missed shot by Quincy McKnight and added two tenths of a second, putting 0.6 on the clock. McKnight inbounded the ball and Mamukelashvili caught it and tossed it at the basket. It hit the rim and rolled in, breaking a two-game losing streak for the Pirates (19-7, 11-3 Big East). Butler (19-7, 7-7) made three 3-pointers in the final 64 seconds to wipe out a five-point deficit. Sean McDermott hit the last two, tying the game at 72 with 8.8 seconds left. — Houston infielder Aledmys Díaz, Miami first baseman Jesús Aguilar and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Brian Goodwin all won their salary arbitration cases, cutting the teams’ advantage to 6-4 in decisions this year with three cases remaining. Díaz was awarded $2.6 million rather than $2 million, Aguilar $2,575,000 instead of $2,325,000 and Goodwin $2.2 million rather than $1.85 million. A decision is pending for Arizona pitcher Archie Bradley, whose case was argued Tuesday. Two players remain scheduled for hearings this week: Philadelphia catcher J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) and reliever Héctor Neris.— Ultilityman Brock Holt and the Milwaukee Brewers have finalized a one-year contract. The deal includes a team option for 2021. The 31-year-old left-handed batter had spent his first eight major league seasons with the Boston Red Sox and was an All-Star in 2015. He hit a career-high .297 last year with three homers and 31 RBIs in 295 plate appearances while playing every position except pitcher, catcher and center field.— The Baltimore Orioles have claimed infielder Andrew Velazquez on waivers from the Cleveland Indians. The 25-year-old Velazquez joins a crowded competition for infield spots with Baltimore. The Orioles designated infielder Richard Urena for assignment.— Major league players could be punished for future sign-stealing violations in the wake of the Houston Astros’ scandal that only resulted in discipline for managers, coaches and executives. No players were punished by MLB, and opponents from other teams have expressed dismay over that fact since spring training opened last week. Many have also called for Houston to be of its 2017 World Series title.— The Tampa Bay Rays are offering fans a win-win-win-win proposition in an attempt to draw bigger crowds to barren Tropicana Field. The “Win Pack’’ lets a fan pick any four regular-season Rays game to attend for a total of $99. If the Rays win all four, the fan gets a voucher redeemable for a free ticket to another game. UNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pablo Reyes was suspended 80 games under the major league drug program following a positive test for the performance-enhancing drug Boldenone. He became the second player in three days suspended for Boldenone, which is sold under the brand name Equipose and is commonly used on horses. Houston pitcher Francis Martes also was suspended. Reyes is a 26-year-old outfielder and infielder who made his major league debut in September 2018 and hit .293 with three homers and seven RBIs. He hit .203 with two homers and 19 RBIs for the Pirates last year.In other baseball news:— Mike Fiers is scheduled to start a split-squad game for Oakland on Sunday in his first game action since revealing the Houston Astros’ cheating scheme. It has not been determined whether Fiers’ spring training debut will come in the home game versus San Francisco or against Arizona on the road. In a story published by The Athletic in November, Fiers said the Astros had stolen signs using a camera in center field during their run to the 2017 World Series championship. Fiers played on that team.— Max Scherzer is scheduled to start the Washington Nationals’ exhibition opener Saturday against the Houston Astros in a rematch of last year’s World Series. Scherzer’s last start came in Game 7 of the Fall Classic at Houston. Scherzer threw his first live batting practice of spring training Wednesday and declared that his shoulder felt tired — which the three-time Cy Young Award winner said is a good thing.— Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi expects catcher J.T. Realmuto to be back in spring training in Clearwater, Florida this week and does not believe there will be any fallout from his arbitration hearing in Arizona. Realmuto is seeking a salary of $12.4 million for 2020 after making $6.05 million last year. The Phillies have offered $10 million. Girardi said he expects Realmuto’s focus to be on baseball when he returns from the hearing in Phoenixlast_img read more

Clippers beat Bucks with late surge, but lose Milos Teodosic to foot injury

first_imgThe 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 Errorcenter_img 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 last_img read more