The Rush: Grizzlies’ Bledsoe returns to Clippers in trade for Beverley and Rondo

The Los Angeles Clippers trade Patrick Beverly, Rajon Rondo, and Daniel Oturu to the Memphis Grizzlies for Eric Bledsoe, Fernando Tatis Jr. hits two home runs in his first career start at Right Field, Arizona Diamondbacks rookie Tyler Gilbert pitches a no-hitter in his first career start, Roger Federer will miss several months after electing to undergo a third surgery on his knee, and Naomi Osaka pledges to donate all of her winnings from the upcoming Western and Southern Open to help earthquake victims in Haiti. PLUS: Zaila Avant-Garde is still amazing.

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- Well, Patrick Beverley, this is what he does best. He's one of the premier defensive players in the league. And, he is an absolute irritant. He's the perfect example of those players where, if he's on the other team, you hate him.

JARED QUAY: Clippers fans may have loved Beverly for that, but they're going to hate it now when they play the Grizzlies. The Los Angeles Clippers decided to trade Patrick Beverley, Rajon Rondo, and Daniel Oturu to the Memphis Grizzlies. They're getting back Eric Bledsoe in return.

- Say what now?

JARED QUAY: I know. The move will save the Clippers 25 million in luxury tax payments. Meanwhile, Bledsoe gets to return to the team that drafted him. Talk about a quiet Sunday getting totally derailed by a Woj bomb.


- Driven in the air to deep left field off the bat of 'Nando. It is gone! Two home runs today.

JARED QUAY: Fernando Tatis, Jr., is a monster, pure and simple. He just came off a 10 day IL, played right field for the first time ever in his pro career, and decided to smack two home runs out of the park just for fun.

- It is gone! Fernando's done it again.

JARED QUAY: And I wish I could say that was the craziest thing to happen in that series over the weekend, but it's not. On Saturday, Arizona Diamondbacks rookie Tyler Gilbert threw a no-hitter, which is amazing, right?

- Hell yeah!

JARED QUAY: Oh, I forgot to mention-- it was his first career start.

- Are you [BLEEP] me?

JARED QUAY: No, I'm not [BLEEP] you. 9 innings, 102 pitches, 5 strikeouts. This hasn't been done since 1953.

- Marte--

- Yeah!

- It's a no hitter!

JARED QUAY: And it was the first no-no for the Diamondbacks since 2010. It's the eighth no hitter of what's becoming the year of no hitters in the MLB.

So I guess 2021 is good for something after all.

- Just one thing.

JARED QUAY: It's pretty crazy though, because on one hand, you got guys like Tatis and Ohtani just manhandling pitchers, and on the other, pitchers are collecting no-no's like candy on Halloween.

- Case closed. Candy please.

JARED QUAY: Now for our most depressing story of the day. Roger Federer-- who's about 102 in tennis years-- will have his third surgery on his knee and will miss a few months of action.

ROGER FEDERER: I am realistic, don't get me wrong. I know how difficult it is at this age right now to do another surgery and try it, but look-- I want to be healthy.

JARED QUAY: The 40-year-old legend doesn't plan on retiring, but you gotta wonder how much he has left in his tank after that. And, while Rogers is busy getting that knee fixed, Naomi Osaka's going to continue dominating on and off the court. Osaka said Saturday that she'll be donating all of her winnings from the Western & Southern Open to help the victims of the earthquake that struck Haiti, where her father was born. Best of luck to both of you tennis stars.

We're going to leave you with the Scripps National Spelling Bee champ Zaila Avant-garde, proving that you can be great at more than one thing. Here she is juggling some basketballs to start your week off right. What can Zaila not do. She's juggling basketballs. I don't know what's going on. Kids these days can read, can write, can do math, and get buckets, and play football, and be funny! I couldn't do all of that.