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Koepka leads PGA Championship...Terps coach on leave...Ohtani has bullpen session

August 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) will carry a two-stroke lead over Adam Scott into Sunday’s final round of the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. He followed Friday’s tournament record-tying 63 with a 4-under 66 that leaves him 12 under for the tournament. Scott has carded back-to-back 65s to move into contention at minus-10, one shot better than Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler and second-round leader Gary Woodland.

UNDATED (AP) — Maryland athletic director Damon Evans says head football coach DJ Durkin is being placed on leave while the school reviews allegations of “unacceptable behavior by members of our football staff.” The move comes a day after an ESPN story that quoted unidentified players, former players and former Durkin staff members accusing Durkin and strength and conditioning coach Rick Court of verbally abusing and humiliating players. The school is continuing its investigation into the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who died two weeks after collapsing from heat stroke following a spring practice in late May.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani (SHOH’-hay oh-TAH’-nee) threw 23 pitches in a light bullpen session on Saturday, mixing in fastballs, sliders and curveballs. It was the first time he had thrown off a mound since he last pitched in a game, on June 6. It’s uncertain whether the two-way player will pitch again in the majors this season after being sidelined by a sprained right elbow.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cleveland Indians are awaiting exam results of Edwin Encarnacion’s left biceps before determining whether the slugger will be placed on the disabled list. Encarnacion left Friday’s game against the White Sox in Chicago and was examined Saturday in Cleveland. He is third on the team with 25 home runs and second with 81 RBIs.

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have placed backup cornerback Kevin Peterson on injured reserve with a knee injury and signed defensive tackle Lord Hyeamand. Peterson was injured in Thursday’s preseason-opening loss to the Ravens following a strong start to training camp. The former undrafted free agent played in six games for the Rams last season and emerged as a solid depth player in his second NFL season.

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