EU Clears Acquisition of CEVA by CMA CGM

first_imgThe European Commission has given the green light to French shipping major CMA CGM to acquire Swiss logistics company CEVA Logistics.Following the approval, CMA CGM will acquire sole control of the Switzerland-based company.The commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns, given its limited impact on the structure of freight forwarding, short sea and deep sea container shipping markets, according to a statement issued on February 7, 2019.In April 2018, CMA CGM decided to expand its presence in the logistics sector by investing in CEVA on the occasion of CEVA’s initial public offering (IPO). CMA CGM’s investment represented 24.99 percent of CEVA’s capital.The two companies then agreed to explore potential opportunities to work together towards the development of joint commercial offerings. The move was said to be in line with CMA CGM’s strategy to boost its product portfolio while integrating services beyond maritime transport.In October, the two companies broadened their strategic partnership and signed a new relationship agreement. In addition, CMA CGM’s equity stake increased to 33 percent.Finally, in November, the two companies announced a new step in their strategic partnership which included the pre-announcement of the public tender offer by CMA CGM, the acceleration of CEVA’s transformation, and leveraging CMA CGM’s ocean carrier platform to generate cost efficiencies.last_img

Nasarawa Utd Optmistic of Continental Spot

first_imgDogo said nothing is foreclosed for the team as far as the top-flight top prizes are concerned until the last whistle.“Of course, our continental ticket dream is steadily becoming a reality with three matches to go.“I believe the league race is still wide open and the top prizes could go either way to virtually all the teams.“We will continue to demonstrate our capacity as well as show character in the remaining matches on the calendar.“If we succeed to win one of the continental tickets that will be quite good but if we fail in the pursuit we will equally take it in good faith.“However, we are certain perhaps determined not to miss the fifth finish in worst case scenario.“As I said early nothing is foreclosed right now we are on the track still running the race and positive the end will be sweet,” said the former Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC coach to supersport.com.Dogo said his side are ready to head off to Umuahia to challenge Abia Warriors for the whole three points at stake in the NPFL matchday 36 clash.“Abia Warriors are not bad side despite their uncomfortable position on the league table at the moment.“We are not going to underrate the side but fight hard like any other match for the whole three points at stake.“We are quite hopeful to claim a decent and positive result in the encounter to further boost our dream for a respectful finish,” said Dogo.The Lafia-based side are eighth on the top-flight log on 49 points seven behind league leaders, Rivers United.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nasarawa United head coach, Kabir Dogo has said his side have a lot to play for in the on-going Nigerian top-flight.The Solid Miners showed class in the 2-1 win against title chasers, Wikki Tourists in top-flight matchday 35 clash in Makurdi last weekend.last_img

Trojans prepare for three-game series at Stanford

first_imgUSC had hoped for some momentum heading into one of its toughest series of the season, but having lost three out of four, the Trojans will have to find another way to combat No. 2 Stanford.The cardinal and gold travel to take on the Cardinal in Palo Alto, Calif., Friday for the beginning of a three game series that, like the set with North Carolina, will provide an accurate assessment of where USC stands as it reaches the meat of its schedule.Stanford has yet to play a conference game, but is 13-2 and ranked only behind No. 1 Florida in Baseball America’s top-25 rankings released on Monday.USC fell just outside the top-25 (29th) in the latest rankings but have enjoyed what many would call a successful season thus far. Still, the Trojans won their first seven games of the season and are 6-6 since, including dropping two out of three in their first conference series of the season against Utah.Many of the bright spots for the Trojans reside in the batting lineup, where the majority of the regulars have their average above .300. First baseman Matt Foat might be enjoying the best season of them all, batting .400 with two home runs and 13 RBIs to go along with a team-leading 28 hits in 19 games.That offense will be put to the test beginning Friday. Stanford’s weekend trio of starters, right-hander Mark Appel and lefties John Hochstatter and Brett Mooneyham, have gone at least six innings in 11 of their 12 combined starts on the year. Mooneyham, likely to start the final game of the series on Sunday, is 4-0 with a 2.33 ERA.In addition to proving they can compete with a team like Stanford, USC will have to convince rankings voters that it can win on the road. The Trojans have lost only two games within the friendly confines of Dedeaux Field. Do the math, and you’ll get USC’s winning percentage away from Dedeaux: .333.All three games against Stanford are afternoon starts, with Saturday and Sunday’s games beginning at 1 p.m. and Monday’s starting at 4 p.m.last_img

Tempers flare as Angels get blown out by Detroit Tigers

first_imgThen he called two of them strikes, including a third strike, against Maldonado.“To ring a guy up on a pitch that was even lower than what we perceived as his zone all day surprised us,” Scioscia said. “That’s what Maldy was saying and that’s what I was saying.”Skaggs wouldn’t comment specifically on the strike zone, but he said: “I do appreciate my catcher standing up for me. I thought that was great.”In the third inning, the Angels trailed 1-0 and No. 9 hitter Dixon Machado was leading off for the Tigers. Skaggs walked him, with three of the balls being pitches around the bottom of the zone.After a strikeout, Skaggs gave up a pair of ground-ball singles to Nicholas Castellanos and Jeimer Candelario, loading the bases. At this point, Skaggs certainly had a right to feel unlucky, because of the strike zone and the placement of the ground balls.What happened next, though, was more difficult to shrug off. Skaggs’ first two pitches to cleanup hitter James McCann were clearly balls. He then tried to throw a fastball away, but he pulled it over the middle of the plate, and McCann hammered it over the left-field fence. The ball rocketed off his bat at 109.4 mph for a game-breaking grand slam, putting the Angels in a 5-0 hole.“One bad pitch seems to be the story of the season for me,” he said. “It ended up being a grand slam. That was kind of the nail in the coffin.”Skaggs stuck around to pitch two more scoreless innings, but the Angels still trailed 5-0 when Maldonado came to the plate in the seventh. After a one-out single by Ian Kinsler, the Angels were looking to chip away at the lead.Ripperger called Maldonado out on strikes. Maldonado was animated and barking at Ripperger as he headed for the dugout. He said he had already said his piece by the time Ripperger threw him out.“I think it’s unwarranted,” Scioscia said. “When a guy is walking back to the dugout, just let him go back to the dugout. That wasn’t needed.”After that, the Tigers scored two more runs against Akeel Morris in the bottom of the seventh, putting the Angels in a seven-run hole before their offense finally showed too-little, too-late signs of life in the eighth.They scored twice and Kinsler came up a few feet short of a three-run homer. In the ninth, after the Tigers had ballooned the lead to 9-2, Mike Trout blasted a 438-foot homer, with an exit velocity of 114 mph. It was his major league-leading 18th homer of the season. PreviousLos Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Monday, May 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons throws to third base on a Detroit Tigers’ Jeimer Candelario ground ball in the third inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Monday, May 28, 2018. Dixon Machado was safe at third base on the force play. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado pours water on his head to cool off in the dugout in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Monday, May 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani prepares to bat in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Monday, May 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, center, argues with home plate umpire Mark Ripperger (90) as Martin Maldonado (12) listens in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Monday, May 28, 2018. Scioscia was tossed from the game. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Detroit Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd throws in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Detroit, Monday, May 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario, left, catches a Los Angeles Angels’ Zack Cozart fly ball as Dixon Machado (49) looks on in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Monday, May 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons lies on the ground after making a diving throw as Justin Upton, right, checks on him in the third inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Monday, May 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Detroit Tigers’ James McCann celebrates his grand slam in the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Detroit, Monday, May 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Detroit Tigers’ James McCann watches his grand slam in the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Detroit, Monday, May 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam in the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Detroit, Monday, May 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Detroit Tigers’ James McCann, right, celebrates his grand slam with Jeimer Candelario, from left, Nicholas Castellanos and Dixon read more

Clippers picked to win 1st NBA title in annual GM survey

first_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell are considered the NBA’s best two bench players, with 79 percent and 7 percent of the vote, respectively. Before last season, Williams also was considered the league’s most impactful reserve, but by just 41 percent of the vote.The Clippers’ George is considered the second-best shooting guard in the league (7 percent), a distant second to Houston’s James Harden (86 percent).Thirty-one percent of the pool considered Rivers the second-best manager/motivator, behind Popovich (41 percent).The Lakers were picked to be the most improved team (38 percent), followed by the Dallas Mavericks (21 percent) and then the Clippers (10 percent) — who, remember, won 48 games and reached the postseason last season.And like last season, the Clippers’ Patrick Beverley was included among those also receiving votes for “toughest player.” James, ever so versatile, also ranked third among power forwards and point guards.Eighty-two percent thought the Clippers made the best offseason moves, followed by the New Orleans Pelicans (11 percent). Also, 52 percent said the Clippers’ trade to acquire George from the Oklahoma City Thunder constituted the “most surprising move of the offseason.”Fifty-two percent of respondents expect Giannis Antetokounmpo to repeat as Most Valuable Player, but Leonard was tied with Golden State’s Steph Curry and the Lakers’ Anthony Davis as the second-most popular preseason MVP pick (10 percent).Fifty-nine percent believe Leonard is not only the best perimeter defender but the best defensive player in the NBA (45 percent). George, by the way, was listed as the fourth-best defender (7 percent) and second-best on the perimeter (21 percent).It adds up, then, that the Clippers were tabbed as the best defensive team by 52 percent of respondents.Sixty-seven percent said Leonard is anticipated to “make the biggest impact,” followed by the Lakers’ Anthony Davis (21 percent) and then George (12 percent).Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 center_img The Clippers came up a whopping 30 times in the 18th annual NBA.com GM Survey, posted Thursday morning on the league’s website.In the same survey a season ago, the Clippers received mention only eight times – and didn’t figure anywhere among the top eight teams in the Western Conference.What a difference a year makes: Forty-six percent of the league’s decision-makers think this season’s Clippers, now starring Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, are the favorites to win the NBA title, which would be the first for the organization.Clippers coach Doc Rivers – who, according to the poll, is considered the league’s second-best motivator/manager behind only the San Antonio Spurs’ Gregg Popovich – has said he considers high expectations to be a privilege. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters “Well the hope is the highest, that’s what you want,” Rivers said this week. “I don’t think we’re in this business to have a low bar; I think you want a high bar.”The Milwaukee Bucks finished second among likely champions, with 36 percent of the vote, followed by the Lakers with 11 percent. The Golden State Warriors (who garnered 87 percent of the vote in 2018) and Portland Trail Blazers also got votes this time.How it worked: GMs responded to 50 questions involving the best teams, players, coaches, fans and offseason moves and were not permitted to vote for their own team or personnel. Percentages were based on the pool of respondents to a particular question, rather than all 30 GMs, according to NBA.com.So, what else did the survey say?That Leonard dethroned LeBron James as the league’s best small forward, a title he’d held since 2005. This year, 62 percent of respondents identified Leonard as tops at the position and 24 percent maintained that it’s James.last_img

How Corey Brewer’s reign as NBA’s active ironman came to an end with Lakers

first_imgBrewer’s run ended well short of the all-time streak, which is owned by Lakers great A.C. Green. Green played in 1,192 straight games from 1986 to 2001.With the streak ended, Walton marveled at Brewer’s durability.“As hard as he plays in the game,” Walton said, “he goes in practice that hard, every single day. I don’t know how that translates to never getting hurt because he literally throws his body around like a wild man.”YOUNG AND OLDFor the second straight game, Lonzo Ball on Thursday played in the same game as a player who was more than twice his age.Against the Spurs, it was 40-year-old Manu Ginobili. Two nights earlier, it was Sacramento’s Vince Carter, who turns 41 later this month.“I was this big,” Ball said, reflecting on his childhood, “watching all of them guys, looking up to them. Now I get to play them, and it’s kind of like they have to pass the torch. They’re coming on the way out and they had a great career both of them.”Ginobili finished with eight points and four assists against the Lakers.“It’s crazy,” said Ball, who turned 20 in October. “We watched some tape on (Ginobili). He’s still doing the Euro-steps, getting in the lane. At his age, it’s amazing.“Vince Carter, we played him, went down the lane, dunked it. So it’s just crazy seeing those guys take care of their bodies and be able to play.”It’s as much a wonder to Ball as it is to his coach. Walton is 37 and hasn’t played in the NBA since 2013.“I have no idea how they do it,” he said. “It hurts me to watch our players practice, to watch them cut off screens. I just don’t understand how people’s ankles and joints can do that still.”ODDS AND ENDSThe Lakers waived guard Vander Blue on Friday. Blue, 25, appeared in five games with the Lakers while on a two-way contract that allowed him to split his time between the Lakers and their Gatorade League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers. Blue was the development league’s MVP in 2016-17. … The Lakers currently have 15 players under contract, with room to sign one player to their standard roster and, without Blue, room for one two-way addition. Teams have until Jan. 15 to sign players to two-way contracts, and the Lakers are expected to fill Blue’s slot by then. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersHe carried his streak through stints with the Timberwolves, Houston Rockets and Lakers, who acquired him prior to last year’s trade deadline.After the game, Walton lamented not getting Brewer into the game, saying it was a function of “just the way the game was going … I do feel bad.”In his 11th NBA season, Brewer is averaging 3.5 points in 12 minutes per game. Walton said he did not speak to Brewer after the game, but imagined he was disappointed to see his streak end.“That’s a cool streak to have,” Walton said.Nuggets center Mason Plumlee takes over the mantle of the NBA’s longest active streak, having appeared in 312 consecutive games. LOS ANGELES — Earlier this season Luke Walton went to Corey Brewer with a question. The coach was mindful of the veteran swingman’s reign as the league’s active ironman, with a games played streak that before Thursday had reached 317 games.“Would he want me to throw him in some game with three seconds, call a timeout type of thing just to keep the streak alive?” Walton recalled to the Southern California News Group on Thursday night.He said Brewer replied, “No, just coach the game. If I’m playing I’m playing, if I’m not I’m not.”Walton recalled the exchange after Brewer, 31, was a healthy scratch in the Lakers’ 93-81 win over San Antonio on Thursday, marking the first time Brewer did not check into a game since Feb. 5, 2014, when he played for the Minnesota Timberwolves.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

What time does the NASCAR race start today? Schedule, TV channel for Saturday Michigan race

first_imgScheduled to take the green flag shortly after 4 p.m. ET, Saturday’s race at Michigan will feature 156 laps for a total of 312 miles, a distance identical to that of Sunday’s second leg in the doubleheader.Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Saturday’s NASCAR race at Michigan and beyond.MORE: Watch today’s NASCAR race live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)What time does the NASCAR race start today?Race: FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International SpeedwayDate: Saturday, Aug. 8 Start time: 4 p.m. ETThe green flag for Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan will wave shortly after 4 p.m. ET, assuming there are no rain delays as there have been so often since NASCAR returned to live racing in May.Though NASCAR will have plenty of time to get the race in with the sun not setting in Brooklyn, Mi., until almost 9 p.m. ET, the relatively late start time for an afternoon race is notable because Michigan International Speedway does not have lights.Saturday’s race is scheduled for 156 laps around the two-mile oval for a total of 312 miles. What channel is NASCAR on today?TV channel: NBCSNLive stream: NBC Sports Go | fuboTV (7-day free trial)NBCSN is the TV channel for both Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan and Sunday’s race. Of the 20 NASCAR Cup Series races NBC will broadcast in 2020, 12 were scheduled to be shown on NBCSN with the other eight on NBC’s flagship cable network.As for Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on NBCSN, the network has a channel finder feature for viewers to find the TV channel options in their areas.As is the case for all the Cup Series races on NBC and NBCSN this season, Rick Allen will call the race with the assistance of analysts Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte.NASCAR live stream for Michigan raceAnybody who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Saturday’s NASCAR race at Michigan live via NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports app. This should be the preferred route for a viewer who has such a subscription but isn’t able to get in front of his or her TV.For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five OTT TV streaming options that carry NBC and NBCSN — Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, fuboTV and AT&T Now. Of the five, Hulu, YouTubeTV and fuboTV offer free trial options.Below are links to each.SlingHulu (free trial)YouTubeTV (free trial)fuboTV (free trial)AT&T NowNASCAR schedule 2020NASCAR on July 8 released its latest revised Cup Series schedule through August of 2020. It remains committed to running 36 races, four of which were completed before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the sports world. NASCAR hopes to keep its 10 playoff races in the fall intact and at their original tracks.Below is the schedule revision for the Cup Series regular season, starting with the races at Darlington the Cup Series ran in its return in May.DateTrackTV channelStart timeSun., May 17DarlingtonFOX3:30 p.m. ETWed., May 20DarlingtonFS17:30 p.m. ETSun., May 24CharlotteFOX6 p.m. ETWed., May 27CharlotteFS18 p.m. ETSun, May 31BristolFS13:30 p.m. ETSun, June 7AtlantaFOX3 p.m. ETWed, June 10MartinsvilleFS17 p.m. ETSun, June 14Homestead-MiamiFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun, June 21TalladegaFOX3 p.m. ETSat., June 27PoconoFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun., June 28PoconoFS14 p.m. ETSun., July 5IndianapolisNBC4 p.m. ETSun., July 12KentuckyFS12:30 p.m. ETWed., July 15Bristol (All-Star Race)FS18:30 p.m. ETSun., July 19TexasNBCSN3 p.m. ETThurs., July 23KansasNBCSN7:30 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 2New HampshireNBCSN3 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 8MichiganNBCSN4 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 9MichiganNBCSN4:30 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 16Daytona (road course)NBC3 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 22DoverNBCSN4 p.m. ETSun. Aug. 23DoverNBCSN4 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 29DaytonaNBC7:30 p.m. ETThe Darlington race on May 17 ran instead of the the Chicagoland race that was originally scheduled for June 21. The Darlington race on May 20 ran instead of the postponed Richmond race that was originally scheduled for April 19. The Charlotte race on May 27 ran instead of the Sonoma race that was originally scheduled for June 14.The Pocono doubleheader remained as previously scheduled for the final weekend of June, with the Cup Series racing on back-to-back days. Those races were presented on Fox (and FS1) rather than on NBC. Fox closed its coverage this season with the All-Star Race at Bristol on July 15. The previously postponed races at Dover and Michigan are now part of Saturday-Sunday doubleheaders at those respective tracks in August.Because New York requires people to quarantine for 14 days after traveling from one of the states impacted heavily by COVID-19 (including North Carolina), the Watkins Glen race on Aug. 16 was moved to the Daytona road course. According to The Athletic, NASCAR tried to get a quarantine waiver for its Watkins Glen races but was denied by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.The Aug. 16 read more

Draw dampens Bayern’s Oktoberfest visit

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp With Bayern’s world-class goalkeeper Manuel Neuer out until January with a fractured foot, his replacement Sven Ulreich made a mistake when Arnold’s free-kick beat him on 56 minutes.“I made the wrong decision admitted Ulreich.“I wanted to steer the ball over the crossbar, it looked like the ball was going to come higher.“I’m sorry for the guys and the team.”In their first six league games, Bayern have now dropped five from a possible 18 points.That is unheard of for the defending champions at this stage of the season and Bayern could finish the weekend as low as fourth in the table, depending on other results.But Salihamidzic has vowed things will be different come Wednesday in Paris against PSG’s ‘MCN’ attack of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani.“You don’t have to motivate anyone to play in the Champions League and we will be quite different there,” assured Bayern’s director.“We can’t make so many mistakes.”Hummels was also confident of Bayern turning things around.“Football is a day-to-day business and it’s going to be a very different game. If we play well, everything will be alright,” said the German international confidently. Bayern Munich players dining at the ‘Oktoberfest’ beer festival in MunichBerlin, Germany | AFP | Bayern Munich were in dampened spirits during their visit to the Munich ‘Oktoberfest’ beer festival on Saturday, after a shock Bundesliga home draw to mid-table Wolfsburg.Bayern threw away a two-goal lead on Friday at the Allianz Arena which cost them the chance to top the Bundesliga table.Robert Lewandowski’s penalty and an Arjen Robben first-half goal were cancelled out in the second-half by a Maximilian Arnold free-kick and Daniel Didavi’s late equaliser for Wolfsburg.The result in Munich means league leaders Borussia Dortmund can go three-points clear of Bayern if they win at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday evening.Their poor performance cast a shadow for Bayern’s stars, who were all dressed up in traditional Bavarian lederhosen, at Oktoberfest.“It was a shit day,” fumed sports director Hasan Salihamidzic about Friday’s draw.Mats Hummels admitted the visit to one of Oktoberfest’s beer tents “wasn’t going to be as boisterous as it could have been”.“We’re not playing the football we want to,” added the centre-back.Germany forward Thomas Mueller was also still sore about the dropped points.“We let it happen and threw the win away. We gave them the point wrapped up with a bow on top,” fumed Mueller.“That was a step backwards in terms of our intensity.”The performance dents confidence for Wednesday’s key Champions League match at Paris Saint-Germain, a fixture which could well decide Group B with Celtic and Anderlecht also in the pool.“We were slow, without intensity, not compact enough,” complained coach Carlo Ancelotti.“We’ll have to turn in a different display in Paris.”last_img

Warriors don’t have enough down stretch, lose to Pacers

first_imgWarriors: The Warriors used their 24th different starting lineup — most under Kerr — after just 14 last season. During the record-setting 73-win season of 2015-16, Golden State used 12 starting lineups and only eight the previous season on the way to capturing its first championship in 40 years. … Golden State dropped to 16-3 following a loss this season. … When Golden State last played Indiana, Thompson scored 60 points in 29 minutes on Dec. 5, 2016.MISSING IN ACTIONBefore the past two games, the only time Golden State played without its four All-Stars was a 107-85 loss on March 11, 2017, at San Antonio. Durant was the only injured player in the group with a left knee injury, while the other three rested.REINFORCEMENTS COMINGKerr said Green still wasn’t feeling well after sweating through shootaround.Durant, who has fractured rib cartilage, had hoped to play Tuesday.“He’s doing great, he wanted to play tonight, but we didn’t let him. We’ll probably let him play Thursday,” Kerr said. “Draymond was scheduled to play tonight, but still wasn’t feeling well. He came to shootaround this morning and got a good sweat in, but still was reporting a lot of discomfort. He hasn’t been healthy in terms of keeping food down, so the illness is still lingering. It made no sense for him to play. He wanted to play, but we didn’t let him either. We’re not very nice.”ONE MOREThe Warriors need one victory to reach 55 wins for a fourth straight season — marking the 15th time in NBA history a team has done so. The Spurs were the last, for five seasons from 2012-17.UP NEXT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Pacers: At Sacramento on Thursday.Warriors: Host the Bucks on Thursday trying for a fifth straight victory in the series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Draymond Green had been set to return but was still feeling ill, while NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant had hoped to play Tuesday but is likely to be back from a rib injury Thursday against Milwaukee.Stephen Curry could be out through the first round of the playoffs with a left knee injury, while Splash Brother Klay Thompson is recovering from a fractured right thumb.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRookie Jordan Bell sprained his right ankle in the third, had it re-taped and returned.Thaddeus Young and Bojan Bogdanovic scored 17 points apiece for playoff-bound Indiana, which won its third straight and fourth in five. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Golden State Warriors’ Quinn Cook, bottom, right, scramble for a loose ball against Indiana Pacers’ Darren Collison (2) and Thaddeus Young (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif. — The injury-plagued Golden State Warriors again lacked the firepower to finish off an opponent, and Victor Oladipo scored 24 points in the Indiana Pacers’ 92-81 victory over the defending champions Tuesday night.Nick Young scored 12 points as Golden State, playing without its four All-Stars for a second straight game, lost back-to-back contests for only the ninth time during coach Steve Kerr’s four seasons.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Pacers reserve forward Trevor Booker headed to the locker room with 33.5 seconds remaining in the opening quarter with a sprained right ankle and didn’t return.Kevon Looney grabbed a career-best 11 boards off the bench as the Warriors outrebounded Indiana 51-38, but Golden State only managed to shoot nine free throws.The teams played for the first time, marking the latest the Warriors ever faced an opponent for the first time in a season — their 74th game.TIP-INSPacers: Indiana overcame a slow start in which it began 6 for 20, missing five of its first six 3s, and got outrebounded 17-8 in the first quarter to fall behind 27-18. … This was the Pacers’ first win in four games on Golden State’s home floor since a 102-94 victory on Jan. 20, 2014.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Isco hat trick leads Spain rout over Argentina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments read more