Bosox sweep A’s... Familia put on IL:... Maryland’s Fernando to remain in the NBA draft
UNDATED (AP) — Mitch Moreland homered and drove in another run after Michael Chavis got some help from the second base bag to move the runners along and Boston beat Oakland 7-3 to complete a three-game sweep for the defending World Series champions. And in other major league action, Adalberto Mondesi hit a two-run homer in a three-run first inning, and the Royals held on to beat the Rays 3-2 in the opener of a doubleheader.
NEW YORK (AP) — Struggling setup man Jeurys Familia (jeh-REES’ fah-MEEL’-yuh) has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the New York Mets because of a sore right shoulder. One day after Familia coughed up a two-run lead in the ninth inning, Mets manager Mickey Callaway says the reliever informed the team his shoulder was bothering him.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo (oh-lah-DEE’-poh) continues progressing from a right knee injury but remains uncertain when the All-Star guard will practice. The Indiana Pacers says that following surgery, Oladipo needed about 12 to 13 weeks before he could start physical therapy and that Oladipo is only beginning that second phase now. Oladipo suffered a season-ending ruptured quad tendon Jan. 23.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland forward Bruno Fernando will forgo his final two seasons of eligibility and remain in the 2019 NBA draft. Fernando had declared for early entry, and after weighing his options announced that he will attempt to turn pro. As a sophomore, the 6-foot-10 Fernando led the Big Ten with 22 double-doubles and a .607 field goal percentage.
BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — Alex Beach closes with a 3-under 69 to hold off Danny Balin and win the PGA Professional Championship on Wednesday. They were among 20 club pros who earned spots in the PGA Championship in two weeks at Bethpage Black. Beach, an assistant pro at Westchester Country Club in New York, closed with three pars to finish at 10-under 277 at Belfair Country Club. Balin, the head pro at Fresh Meadow Country Club in New York, closed with a 71.