Arsene Wenger poised to strengthen Arsenal squad in January transfer window

first_imgArsene Wenger is ready to enter the January transfer market to avoid an injury crisis at the Emirates Stadium. Asked if the likely returns of Ramsey and Oxlade-Chamberlain would give him the opportunity to rest Sanchez at Norwich, Wenger said: ” I will have to assess that a bit later. “Spontaneously it might not be the best moment to rest Alexis but I don’t know. He had a little hamstring alarm but we will see how he recovers from that. Joel Campbell had a little calf problem so I will assess all that Friday, latest Saturday.” On the face of it, a trip to newly-promoted Norwich will be seen by many as a good place to collect three points in Arsenal’s quest to maintain a title challenge. But Wenger knows it will not always be as straightforward as that after he saw his side humbled at the Hawthorns by Tony Pulis’ West Brom. “For us, it was a bad result,” he said. “But on the day everything went against us, they had one shot on target and scored two goals. That will not always happen. “On top of that we missed a penalty and scored an own goal, so we had a nightmare. It was an unlucky day, that can happen in a season but after it is how you respond to that and we did that well on Tuesday.” Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could return at Carrow Road while fellow England international Theo Walcott is back in training and is close to a comeback. But the likes of Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck, Tomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta all in the treatment room alongside Coquelin, with a lack of central midfielders the main issue Wenger is likely to address if he buys in the transfer window. Despite always suggesting there is no good business to be done in the new year, the Arsenal boss admits he could be tempted for the second year in a row having signed defender Gabriel last January. “We are in a position where we want to do something,” he said. “If I find the right quality I will do something. (The injury to) Arteta is short term but Coquelin as I told you is much longer but the scans are positive because he does not need any surgery, but it will be 12 weeks. “Walcott goes through a few tests and steps but the first one was successful. He started running again on Tuesday morning and had no reaction. He has no big hurdle to get across today and hopefully he will be successful.” The injury list means Wenger will continue to play Alexis Sanchez despite his recent exertions for both club and country. The Chile forward played 90 minutes against Dinamo and scored his first goals since mid-October and sustained a minor hamstring problem. The Gunners are still missing a host of first-team players heading into Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash at Norwich and were hit with the news that midfielder Francis Coquelin faces three months on the sidelines after injuring his knee in the defeat at West Brom last weekend. Wenger’s side kept their Champions League last 16 hopes alive with victory over Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night and also welcomed back Aaron Ramsey from a hamstring problem as a late substitute. Press Associationlast_img read more

Apple Closing All Stores Outside of China for Two Weeks

first_imgHe also said the company is donating $15 million to help with worldwide recovery.In a separate online statement, Cook said that Apple’s stores in China have all now reopened, and what the company has learned there has helped it develop “best practices that are assisting enormously in our global response.” Apple CEO Tim Cook said Saturday the company’s retail operation outside of China is going online-only for two weeks as part of efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic.Cook tweeted Saturday that “Apple will be temporarily closing all stores outside of Greater China until March 27.”In our workplaces and communities, we must do all we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Apple will be temporarily closing all stores outside of Greater China until March 27 and committing $15M to help with worldwide recovery. https://t.co/ArdMA43cFJ— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 14, 2020last_img read more

About 40 PBSO Deputies Quarantined for Possible Exposure to COVID-19

first_imgAbout 40 Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies are being quarantined after their possible exposure to the novel coronavirus, spokeswoman Teri Barbera told WPTV NewsChannel 5 on Friday morning.The deputies are in self-quarantine at their homes after coming into contact with someone who had symptoms of the coronavirus, Barbera said.No other information was immediately available.Three deputies have already tested positive for COVID-19.Barbera previously said two of the deputies were in quarantine at their homes, while a third was in a hospital in critical condition.She said one deputy worked at the Palm Beach County Main Detention Center on Gun Club Road near West Palm Beach, and another worked about 40 miles away at the west county jail.last_img

Local Theaters Await Return of Full Moviegoing Experience in Phase 2

first_imgWith Labor Day Weekend in full effect, and county beaches reopening open, residents and business owners are actually looking forward to the week ahead, for once.That’s because Palm Beach County will enter the first step of phase 2 of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ reopening plan this Tuesday.Last week, commissioners approved a plan that would potentially see businesses continue to resume operations gradually, over a period of months.Under the first part, which takes effect, retail stores and gyms will be among those who will be able to return to full capacity for the first time since the pandemic started.One would assume that’s good news for movie theaters, which have remained shuttered since March, as production and releases were halted, postponed, or cancelled outright in some cases.Some film companies compensated for the closures by rushing their new releases to other viewing methods, such as Video On Demand.“Without having (the summer blockbuster season) it obviously has an impact on (our) bottom line,” Paul Safran, president and CEO of iPic Theaters, recently told our news partner, WPTV NewsChannel 5.Courtesy: Facebook/iPic TheatersHis company has 14 locations, two of which are located in Delray Beach and Boca Raton.Still, he believes theaters such as his will remain as popular as ever under the circumstances, as movies with six-figure production budgets rely on their theater releases to turn a profit, or to break even at least.Indeed, many theater goers have lamented the fact that they couldn’t enjoy the full experience for much of the year.Now, with theaters in our county set to slowly begin welcoming movie buffs again the coming days and weeks, there comes a big test to Safran’s prediction.During the pandemic, many other new lifestyle and business habits have emerged, some of which could become permanent.With that in mind, it remains to be seen whether the crowds will return in big enough numbers to sustain theaters moving forward, or whether they will send theaters to history in preference for the new ways of watching movies.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports UNDATED (AP) — St. Louis first baseman Paul Goldschmidt will be out for several more games because of a sore right elbow. Goldschmidt’s throwing was limited by the Cardinals during the start of spring training, and he made his first two exhibition starts as a designated hitter. He has not played since Sunday. The six-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner is hitting .300 with two homers in 20 spring training at-bats.In other MLB news:— Mets outfielder Michael Conforto would not speculate whether he could return for the March 26 opener against Washington due to an oblique strain. Conforto was injured Saturday against the Nationals and returned to New York on Monday night.— The Rangers have placed left-hander Yohander Méndez on the suspended list for violating his contract by seeking unauthorized outside medical care. Méndez has been held out of spring training game action with left shoulder inflammation. The 25-year-old Méndez appeared in just three big league games last year due to an elbow injury. He was expected to compete for a bullpen spot this spring.NHL-NEWS Associated Press The decision was announced after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, and only hours after the majority of the league’s owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas. A person with knowledge of the situation said the player who tested positive was Jazz center Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’).The league says it will use the hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward regarding the pandemic.The test result was reported shortly before the scheduled tip-off of the Jazz-Thunder game in Oklahoma City. Players were on the floor for warmups and the opening tip was moments away when they were told to return to their locker rooms. Fans were told about 30 minutes later that the game was postponed “due to unforeseen circumstances.”Wednesday’s Pelicans-Kings game also was postponed due to the virus. The league says the game was postponed “out of an abundance of caution because one of the referees assigned to work in the game also worked a Utah Jazz game earlier this week.”The NBA G League also has suspended its season. UNDATED (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl safety Reshad Jones is joining the free agent market after 10 seasons with the Miami Dolphins.The team has decided to release Jones next Wednesday, the first day of NFL free agency. The move had been expected because Jones battled injuries in recent seasons and played in just four games in 2019 for new coach Brian Flores.GOLF-HALL OF FAMETiger Woods elected to the World Golf Hall of FamePONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Already among the greatest on the golf course, Tiger Woods will join them in the World Golf Hall of Fame. Woods was elected Wednesday by a Hall of Fame selection committee. He will be part of the 2021 class that will be inducted next year at the home of the PGA Tour. The Hall of Fame criteria was changed recently to lower the minimum age to 45 when players are inducted. The selection was hardly a surprise. No one has more than his 82 PGA Tour victories, and his 15 majors are second only to Jack Nicklaus. Emmert says canceling the two tournaments was considered.In other virus news:— Each of the Power Five basketball tournaments will proceed without fans beginning with Thursday’s games. ACC games will be played only with teams, player guests, limited school administrators and credentialed media present. Big 12 squads will be allowed 125 tickets on a game-by-game basis beginning with Thursday’s quarterfinals. Big Ten attendance will be limited to team personnel, conference staff, TV network partners, credentialed media and immediate family members of the participating teams. The SEC also says fans will be kept out of all regular-season events on its campuses and other league championships through at least March 30.— The Mariners are moving their home games out of Seattle for the rest of March in an effort to slow the coronavirus outbreak. The Mariners and Major League Baseball have not announced where they will play the team’s season-opening, four-game series against the Texas Rangers scheduled for March 26-29.— The NHL says it is aware of the NBA’s decision to suspend its season and is continuing to consult with medical experts and evaluate options. The league says it expects to provide another update Thursday. Blue Jackets to play in nearly empty arenaDENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche will be without top scorer Nathan MacKinnon for at least a week after he suffered a lower body injury. MacKinnon was hurt during the second period in Monday’s game against the Kings in Los Angeles. The center ranks among the league’s top 10 with 35 goals, 58 assists and 93 points. MacKinnon has a career-high 29 multi-point games this season, the most by an Avalanche player since Peter Forsberg in 2002-03.The Avs will have defenseman Cale Makar back in the lineup when they face the Rangers tonight. Makar has been out the last five games with an upper body injury. He’s second among rookies with 47 points.NFL-NEWS2-time Pro Bowler Reshad Jones to be released by Dolphins — The last races of the women’s Alpine skiing World Cup season have been canceled because of public health concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus. The decision hands Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE’-kah breen-YOH’-nay) of Italy the overall title and denies Mikaela Shiffrin a return to racing this season.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-CREIGHTON-ZEGAROWSKICreighton hoping Zegarowski ready for NCAA TournamentOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton’s Marcus Zegarowski was scheduled to have knee surgery Wednesday and the Bluejays hope to have him available for the NCAA Tournament next week.Zegarowski injured the meniscus in his right knee late in the seventh-ranked Bluejays’ game against Seton Hall on Saturday. UNDATED (AP) — U.S. Soccer has issued an apology for an assertion that drew widespread criticism.The federation made claims in court documents that women on its national team did not have the same responsibilities or physical abilities as their male counterparts. The USSF said the women claimed their ability level is the same as the men “by ignoring the materially higher level of speed and strength required to perform the job of an MNT player.”The statement from U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro came hours after Coca-Cola denounced the federation for its stance.MLB-NEWSElbow woes sideline Goldschmidt Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULENBA suspending season amid coronavirusUNDATED (AP) — The NBA season will be suspended until further notice following tonight’s schedule.center_img COLLEGE FOOTBALL-MICHIGAN STATE-DANTONIOEx-Spartans football staffer suesDETROIT (AP) — A former Michigan State football staff member has filed a lawsuit in which he accused former coach Mark Dantonio of violating NCAA rules by contacting players at other schools to try to get them to transfer.Curtis Blackwell also suggested in his suit that Dantonio had another team’s practice recorded.The suit names Dantonio, former school President Lou Anna Simon, former athletic director Mark Hollis and current athletic director Bill Beekman as defendants. NCAA-LAWSUIT3 former track athletes suing NCAA, coach over alleged abuseANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Three former student-athletes who say they were sexually abused by a track coach are suing the NCAA, its board of governors and a coach. They allege the NCAA didn’t do enough to protect its athletes. Erin Aldrich, Londa Bevins and Jessica Johnson are seeking class action status for the federal lawsuit filed Wednesday in California. The women say they were sexually abused by John Rembao while he worked at the University of Texas and the University of Arizona. They want the suit to include any NCAA student-athlete at any member school since 1992 who say they were put at risk by the inaction of the NCAA.SOCCER-USNWTU.S. Soccer apologizes for claims concerning women’s national team Checking out Wednesday’s other news from NBA courts:— Devonte’ Graham scored 30 points and the Hornets prevented the Heat from clinching a playoff berth by rallying past Miami, 109-98. Caleb Martin scored 19 and Charlotte shook off an early 20-point deficit before winning for the fifth time in its last seven road games.— Joel Embiid (ehm-BEED’) had 30 points and 14 rebounds in his return from a sprained left shoulder, leading the 76ers to a 124-106 romp over the Pistons. Philadelphia played its eighth straight game without guard Ben Simmons, who will be out three more weeks with nerve issues in his lower back.— Boban Marjanovic (BOH’-bahn mahr-YAH’-noh-vihch) delivered 31 points and 17 rebounds as the Mavericks whipped the Nuggets, 113-97 to end a two-game skid. Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) added 28 points to the victory.— Julius Randle scored 33 points and RJ Barrett added 26 as the Knicks downed the Hawks, 136-131 in overtime. Trae Young scored 27 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter to help Atlanta erase a 23-point deficit. VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNo fans at NCAA men’s women’s hoops tournaments.UNDATED (AP) — March Madness is giving way to March Silence.NCAA President Mark Emmert says its Division I basketball tournament games will not be open to the general public because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus. Emmert said in a statement that he made the decision to conduct both the men’s and women’s tournaments with only essential staff and limited family in attendance.The decision comes after the NCAA’s COVID-19 advisory panel of medical experts recommended against playing sporting events open to the general public. Zegarowski has started 30 of 31 games and is second on the team in scoring at 16.1 points per game.NHL-SCHEDULEOilers fall to JetsUNDATED (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights continue to lead the NHL’s Pacific Division by three points following a loss by the second-place Edmonton Oilers.Kyle Connor scored twice in the third period to push the Jets past the Oilers, 4-2. Connor broke a 2-2 deadlock 29 seconds into the period before sending his 38th goal of the season into an empty net. The first goal was his 200th career point. March 11, 2020 — The Columbus Blue Jackets have announced that Thursday’s game against Pittsburgh would be limited “to home and visiting club personnel, credentialed media and broadcast partners, essential club and arena staff and NHL officials.” The Blue Jackets are the first NHL team to say they’ll hold home games without fans in the stands.— The Ivy League has canceled all spring sports, as many of its schools told students not to return from spring break and prepare for classes to be taught online. The league already had canceled its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments.— A Western Athletic Conference women’s basketball game between CSU Bakersfield and Grand Canyon has been postponed until Thursday after a player got sick and was taken to the hospital to be tested for coronavirus. The WAC said the player was never in the arena and the game was postponed out of caution, pending test results.— Italian soccer club Juventus says one of its players, defender Daniele Rugani, has tested positive for COVID-19. Rugani also plays for the Italian national team and is the first player in the country’s top soccer division to test positive for the disease.— NASCAR and IndyCar plan to race as scheduled this weekend, with IndyCar continuing to move ahead with its season-opening race through the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. The three-day downtown street festival draws about 130,000 people. There will be additional hand-washing and sanitizing stations. Blake Wheeler and Patrik Laine also scored and Connor Hellebuyck made 36 saves as Winnipeg won its fourth in a row to take over the first Western Conference wild card.Tyler Ennis and Connor McDavid tallied in the Oilers’ second straight loss.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— Alex Pietrangelo (peh-TRAN’-jeh-loh) supplied two goals and Zach Sanford put the Blues ahead to stay late in the second period of a 4-2 downing of the Ducks. Jake Allen handled 26 shots in the Blues’ 10th win in 12 games.— Patrick Kane scored twice and Alex DeBrincat (deh-BRIHN’-kat) had three assists in leading the Blackhawks’ 6-2 pounding of the Sharks. Corey Crawford made 34 saves in his 10th straight start as Chicago sent San Jose to its ninth loss in 12 games.last_img read more

Syracuse football’s Amba Etta-Tawo added to Biletnikoff Award watch list

first_img Published on September 20, 2016 at 11:27 am Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Syracuse receiver Amba Etta-Tawo has been added to the Biletnikoff Award watch list. The award is given to the most outstanding receiver nationally, regardless of position.Ten semifinalists for the award will be announced on Nov. 14 with a list of three finalists coming out on Nov. 22. The winner will be announced at the college football awards show on Dec. 8.Etta-Tawo, a graduate transfer from Maryland, is in his first year with the Orange. In three games under Dino Babers’ Baylor-style offense, Etta-Tawo has caught 28 passes for 436 yards and three touchdowns. His 145.3 receiving yards per game ranks third in the nation and best in the Atlantic Coast Conference.Etta-Tawo has recorded the most receiving yards in the first three games of a season for any Syracuse receiver ever. His 9.3 receptions per game are tied tied for fourth in the nation.In his first game with the Orange, Etta-Tawo snagged 12 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown. That put him fifth all-time on the Syracuse single-game receiving yards list and tied him for fourth on the SU’s single-game receptions list.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Transfer wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo dazzles in Syracuse football debutStock up/stock down: A look back at Syracuse’s loss to No. 13 LouisvilleSyracuse football’s Amba Etta-Tawo named ACC receiver of the weeklast_img read more

No. 8 Syracuse puts the clamps on Hobart, 11-4

first_img Published on April 3, 2018 at 9:06 pm Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse was in a familiar position. Hobart had scored three straight goals and was set to start the fourth quarter with a man advantage.But, as it did against Notre Dame on Saturday, the Orange defense held tight. A Ryan Archer miss on a behind-the-back shot was the lone scoring chance on the man-up opportunity for Hobart.The possession eventually ended with a Dom Madonna save and for the second time in as many games, Syracuse held its opponent scoreless on the man-up. After allowing four-goal runs in every game since Binghamton, Tuesday marks the second straight game the Orange cut its opponents run at three goals.“I thought that we kept it tight.” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “I thought that the guys knew who the most dangerous outside shooters were. They got one or two off where Dom made the save but good to be stingy (on the man-down), always.”In all, No. 8 Syracuse (6-3, 3-0 ACC) caused 10 turnovers in its 11-4 defeat of Hobart (4-6, 1-1 Northeast) on Tuesday in the Carrier Dome. The Orange has now won the battle for the Kraus-Simmons trophy 30 of 33 times and has claimed the trophy for five years straight. Syracuse held the top-30 Hobart offense to four goals, seven fewer than its season average of 11. Hobart’s four goals ties the season low for an SU opponent this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think we knew our matchups pretty well,” redshirt sophomore defender Nick Mellen said. “We knew they were an attack-oriented offensive team, so we kind of prepared for that. We knew what hands they were so we kind of favored that side a little bit. Made them a little bit more uncomfortable than they’d like to be.”After allowing a goal on Hobart’s first possession of the game, Syracuse’s defense settled in. The Orange didn’t allow Hobart’s offense any room to maneuver throughout the rest of the half, leading to eight first-half turnovers for the Statesmen.Active SU sticks led to several Hobart turnovers. During the first quarter, with the game still tied and Hobart’s offense not yet discouraged, attack Chris Aslanian swung the ball from the X out to the wing. But the ball didn’t find a fellow Statesmen’s stick. Instead, Mellen batted the pass down and scooped the loose ball to start an SU break. Less than a minute later, Syracuse scored, giving the Orange a lead it would never relinquish.On the ensuing possession following the goal, Aslanian, Hobart’s leading point scorer, again had the ball. This time he beat long-stick midfielder Austin Fusco and headed toward the cage. But Fusco collapsed back on Aslanian, wrapping his stick around Aslanian and dislodging the ball before a shot was released.Syracuse held Hobart’s attack line, which includes its top-three scorers, to one assist. The three attack combined for 14 of Hobart’s 34 shots. Under heavy defensive pressure, the shots were often contended, causing them to sail wide or leading to an easy save for Madonna, who had nine stops.“At the beginning of the game our coach told us to really press out,” Mellen said. “Make them uncomfortable, make them make a bad decision and I think we all did that pretty well.”Some Hobart turnovers came from good coverage. In the first quarter, one occurred following tight faceguarding from Dami Oladunmoye. The freshman midfielder charged out on his opposition when the Hobart midfielder looked to pass, leading to an errant feed out of bounds. Oladunmoye caused another pass to no one in the second quarter as he blocked off his midfielder, denying the pass.One of the few areas Hobart edged Syracuse, the faceoff X, didn’t help the Statesmen either. At the start of the second quarter, Hobart’s sixth-ranked faceoff man Matthew Pedicine cleanly won the draw and attacked SU defense from the right sideline. As he entered in the restraining box, Mellen knocked Pedicine’s stick out of his hands, and promptly scooped the ball, initiating an SU break the other way.It was a microcosm of the game for SU’s defense. SU took away whatever the Statesmen did well.Entering the game, Hobart ranked 29th in the country in man-up scoring. After going 0-for-5 last year against SU, the specialty units were a specific emphasis for each day of practice leading up to the game, Hobart head coach Greg Raymond said.Still, Syracuse shut the Statesmen down. The Hobart run ended after its final man-up opportunity flopped. The four-goal scoring spree, which the Orange has suffered from repeatedly this season, never came.And, for the first time this season, Syracuse dominated defensively for two consecutive games. Commentslast_img read more

Lawal Leads New PGA Nigeria Executive Committee

first_imgSamson Lawal has been elected as the Director of Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria (PGAN) at the body’s Annual General Meeting held at Golden Palm Hotel, Otukpo, Benue State.Lawal, the Resident Professional Golfer of Lamingo Golf Club, Jos was declared the winner by the Returning Officer, Mrs Ify Uba for polling 60 votes against 43 votes by Dominic Andrew from IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja.He took over from Festus Makelemi for a new term of two years.Lawrence Matthew from Ikoyi Club 1938 defeated Segun Obamuwe and Martin Odoh to emerge as the Director of Operations, while Uche Eze from IBB Club polled 69 votes at the expense of Mike Ubi of Air Assault, Port Harcourt (21 votes) and Ladi Jaiyeola (13 votes) for the post of Tournament Director. Donatus Isuku was unopposed for the post of Finance Director, while Sunday J. Odegha and Kingsley Oparaku were elected as the ex-co members.Lawal promised to improve on members’ welfare and secure more tournaments for the golf professional body through enhanced relations with corporate Nigeria.Also at the AGM the family of the Late Henry George of Calabar Golf Club was given the death Insurance benefit of N1million from PGAN’s Life Assurance Policy fixed account.The money was presented to George’s family represented by his wife and daughter, Georgina.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Bowling alley in financial pinch

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.– As part of Region 6, Thunder Bowl Lanes was able to open its doors in mid–June, but that doesn’t mean the business’s woes are gone.Not only is the guest capacity limited to a quarter of its pre–pandemic size, the alley’s also operating at a subpar season. According to co–owner John Snyder, the business’s peak months are in the fall to early spring, when people look for more indoor activities. He says he lost out on about 38 percent of annual revenue from the closure. Despite this, he says he won’t be joining the lawsuit recently filed against Governor Whitmer by the Bowling Centers Association of Michigan.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Tractor show continues at full-steamNext Alpena Medilodge throws parade for patientslast_img read more

Giannis, Bucks hold off Kawhi-less Clippers

first_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum “We have one of the best forwards who’s not playing. Kawhi is going to sit out games, it’s going to happen. We can’t put it all on him. He’s got to take care of his body just like every other athlete on this team, so just because he’s sitting out a game, doesn’t mean we have the right to just drop a game.”Landry Shamet’s fourth 3-pointer of the fourth quarter helped the Clippers close to within 126-124 with 23 seconds left, but the Bucks’ Khris Middleton sank a pair of free throws, JaMychal Green’s 3-point attempt was blocked, Lou Williams’ missed and Antetokounmpo grabbed the rebound, was fouled and made a free throw to seal it.The Clippers (5-3) fell to 0-2 without Leonard, whose Raptors went 17-5 without him last season on their way to their first NBA title. Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Leonard is expected to be in the lineup on Thursday, when the Clippers host the Portland Trail Blazers.For the Bucks (6-2) to escape with the road victory, it took a typically stout effort from Antetokounmpo; the reigning NBA MVP finished with 38 points and 16 rebounds, nine assists – and a career-high-tying four 3-pointers.“We’re fine with (Antetokounmpo making 3s),” said Rivers, who lost a challenge disputing an offensive foul on Williams with 7:18 left in the game. “We did a pretty good job early on keeping him out of the paint. I thought as the game went on … he got us.” Antetokounmpo had the support of another prolific 3-point shooting effort from his teammates, including six from George Hill and four apiece from Kyle Korver and former Clipper Eric Bledsoe.Even then, the Clippers made it interesting, winning every quarter but the second, when they were outscored 42-29.Patrick Patterson, who has been starting since coming aboard as a free agent this offseason, said the Clippers’ performance Wednesday reminded him of what he saw from them from afar last season. Without any All-Stars, the 2018-19 Clippers won 48 regular-season games and pushed the Golden State Warriors to six games in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.Related Articles What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates center_img “Definitely, their ability to pass and move the ball, how anyone could score on any given night,” Patterson said. “It seemed like it was a team, you know, rather than one person every single time. Of course, Lou’s gonna be him and Trezz is gonna be him, but just seeing everyone else on that team get theirs as well and everyone just pulling and cheering for them and just the whole unselfishness aspect is definitely something I saw (last) year and still continues this year.”After being limited by foul trouble when the Clippers lost the first game they played without Leonard in Utah, Harrell was Harrell at his best Wednesday. And Williams – who got the rare start alongside Harrell with Leonard unavailable – also had 34 points.“They’re tough to cover,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “They get to play with the ball for the whole game and are pretty dynamic. But I’m proud of our guys for finding a way to win on the road.”Clippers guard Patrick Beverley flexed for 20 points, 10 rebounds, a pair of steals and a blocked shot. Shamet scored all 14 of his points in the final period, when he made five of his six attempts.“That’s what he does, make shots,” Harrell said of the second-year shooting guard. “I mean, he’s a shooter. He hit some big-time shots to keep us right there at the end, if we’d have come up with one or two more stops, the game may have (ended) differently.” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory PreviousLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: George Hill #3 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts to his dunk after a timeout during a 129-124 Bucks win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.The Clippers’ Patrick Patterson soars past the Bucks’ George Hill, right, on his way to a dunk during the first half of Wednesday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, left, shoots over Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Patterson (54) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers’ Jerome Robinson (1) is defended by Milwaukee Bucks’ Pat Connaughton (24,) Khris Middleton (22) and Robin Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac (40) works for a rebound next to Milwaukee Bucks’ Donte DiVincenzo during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) dribbles past Milwaukee Bucks’ Ersan Ilyasova (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe, center, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers’ Landry Shamet (20) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams, left, shoots in front of Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) has his shot blocked by Milwaukee Bucks’ Robin Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Landry Shamet (20) dribbles next to Milwaukee Bucks’ Wesley Matthews (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, center, and Paul George, right, watch from the bench during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is defended by Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, left, is defended by Milwaukee Bucks’ Khris Middleton during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers reacts to a Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks block during the first half at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers drives to the basket past George Hill #3 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Patrick Patterson #54 of the LA Clippers reacts to his dunk in front of Montrezl Harrell #5 during the first half against the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks back down Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers as Montrezl Harrell #5 looks on during the first half at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Maurice Harkless #8 of the LA Clippers attempts a dunk on Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts to a Bucks foul during the first half at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers scores over Brook Lopez #11 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks watches his shot with Ivica Zubac #40, Patrick Beverley #21 and Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers during the first half at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Ivica Zubac #40 of the LA Clippers dunks in front of Brook Lopez #11 and Wesley Matthews #9 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks over Ivica Zubac #40 of the LA Clippers during the first half at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: JaMychal Green #4 of the LA Clippers drives on Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe (6) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers’ Landry Shamet, center right, defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley (21) dribbles against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) points after making 3-point basket, in front of Milwaukee Bucks’ Brook Lopez (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Head coach Mike Budenholzer of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts to play during the first half against the LA Clippers at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe (6) shoots past Los Angeles Clippers’ Landry Shamet (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Maurice Harkless #8 of the LA Clippers attempts a dunk on Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is defended by Los Angeles Clippers’ JaMychal Green (4) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Landry Shamet, center, is defended by Milwaukee Bucks’ Brook Lopez, left, and Khris Middleton during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks waits for an inbound during the first half against the LA Clippers at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dribbles past Los Angeles Clippers’ Maurice Harkless during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball against the Milwaukee Bucks game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: George Hill #3 of the Milwaukee Bucks scores on a layup in front of JaMychal Green #4 and Jerome Robinson #1 of the LA Clippers during the first half at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe (6) dribbles against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Head coach Doc Rivers of the LA Clippers reacts on the sidelines during a 129-124 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) shoots over Milwaukee Bucks’ Robin Lopez during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe (6) talks to head coach Mike Budenholzer during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley (21) runs back after making a three-point basket against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dribbles in front of Eric Bledsoe (6) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks looks to make a pass around Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers during a 129-124 Bucks win at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, center, and Paul George, third from right, watch from the bench during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks scores on a layup past Landry Shamet #20 of the LA Clippers during a 129-124 Bucks win at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts as he is fouled by Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers during a 129-124 Bucks win at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks scores on a layup between Landry Shamet #20 and JaMychal Green #4 of the LA Clippers during a 129-124 Bucks win at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Head coach Doc Rivers of the LA Clippers reacts on the sidelines during a 129-124 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Khris Middleton #22 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts as he is fouled by Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers during a 129-124 Bucks win at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Khris Middleton #22 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts as he dribble in front of Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers during a 129-124 Bucks win at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Maurice Harkless #8 of the LA Clippers attempts a shot in front of Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks during a 129-124 Bucks win at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Brook Lopez #11 of the Milwaukee Bucks takes a lose ball from Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers to score during a 129-124 Bucks win at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers reacts to his foul during a 129-124 Milwaukee Bucks win at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 06: George Hill #3 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts to his dunk after a timeout during a 129-124 Bucks win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on November 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.The Clippers’ Patrick Patterson soars past the Bucks’ George Hill, right, on his way to a dunk during the first half of Wednesday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)NextShow Caption1 of 54The Clippers’ Patrick Patterson soars past the Bucks’ George Hill, right, on his way to a dunk during the first half of Wednesday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard wasn’t in the lineup for one of his patented fourth-quarter reprieves, but the Clippers did a good impression of it, pulling within two points of the Milwaukee Bucks with seconds remaining before Giannis Antetokounmpo and his high-octane, pace-pushing teammates slipped away with a 129-124 victory Wednesday at Staples Center.Leonard had the night off on Wednesday, sticking to his injury avoidance plan, out for the second time this season on account of “load management (knee),” and the Bucks managed to fend off the Clippers’ spirited effort sans superstar.The Clippers – who surely missed Leonard’s 29.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.7 assists – remain, at their core, a plucky, proud group. And they came to play Wednesday, as if no one told them that, without either All-Stars Leonard or Paul George, against the Eastern Conference power, they weren’t supposed to win.“Whoever is on the floor, whoever we have that night, we got to play to win the game,” said Montrezl Harrell, who had a career-high 34 points, including eclipsing 3,000 career points with his first bucket of the evening, to go with 13 rebounds. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more