Medlen strains forearm in Braves' 8-2 loss to Mets
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - Braves pitcher Kris Medlen left in the fourth inning with a strained forearm and the New York Mets went on to beat Atlanta 8-2 on Sunday.
The Mets scored seven unearned runs in the eighth inning to break open a tie game. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was in attendance with his family while on vacation.
Facing New York first baseman Matt Clark with two outs, Medlen threw a pitch, grabbed his right elbow and turned his back to home plate. He then removed himself from the game.
Medlen was examined by Mets' physician Dr. Struan Coleman and was diagnosed with a right forearm strain pending an evaluation back in Disney on Monday.
ASUN-MERCER-FLORIDA GULF COAST
Mercer tops FGCU in A-Sun final, 68-60
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Langston Hall and Anthony White Jr. scored 15 points each and Mercer earned its first NCAA tournament berth since 1985, beating top-seeded Florida Gulf Coast 68-60 in the Atlantic Sun Conference championship game on Sunday.
Jakob Gallon added 12 for the second-seeded Bears (26-8), who lost the A-Sun title game at home to the Eagles a year ago, then had to watch FGCU make a run to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA tournament and become known nationally as "Dunk City."
It will be Mercer's time in the tourney this year, after handing FGCU its third home loss in 33 games over the past two seasons.
Bernard Thompson and Brett Comer scored 14 points each for FGCU (22-12), which got 13 from Chase Fieler and cut a huge second-half deficit down to one but couldn't get the lead back. The Eagles led for 8 seconds in the first half, and never again.
Wofford eases past Georgia Southern 71-57 in semis
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Lee Skinner scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as No. 3 seed Wofford beat seventh-seeded Georgia Southern 71-57 in the semifinals of the Southern Conference tournament on Sunday.
Wofford advanced to its third tournament championship game in five years and will face No. 5 seed Western Carolina on Monday after it upset top-seeded Davidson. Wofford beat Western Carolina 71-60 on Jan. 20.
Wofford led by as many as 23 points (53-30) on Spencer Collins' basket with 10 minutes remaining.
Karl Cochran had 14 for Wofford (19-12), while Eric Garcia hit three 3-pointers and finished with 12.
Cochran's buzzer-beating 3-pointer gave Wofford a 33-20 halftime lead after the Terriers shot 43.3 percent and held Georgia Southern to 26.9, on 7-of-26 shooting.
Georgia Southern (15-19) was led by Brian Holmes and Tre Bussey with 14 apiece.
Simmons, Lady Vols top Kentucky 71-70 in final
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - Meighan Simmons scored 17 points, including two go-ahead free throws with 1:45 remaining, and No. 6 Tennessee edged 12th-ranked Kentucky 71-70 on Sunday to win another SEC tournament championship.
Simmons, who struggled with her shooting from the field throughout the tournament, made the two free throws to snap a 63-63 tie. The free throws gave the Lady Vols (27-5) only their second lead of the second half, and they didn't trail again as Simmons added a layup and two more free throws in the final 22 seconds.
Isabelle Harrison had 16 points as Tennessee claimed its record 17th Southeastern Conference tournament title, including four in the last five years.
Kentucky (24-8) played in its fourth final in the last five years but still hasn't won the tournament since 1982. DeNesha Stallworth led the Wildcats with 21 points.
Keselowski edges Junior on last lap in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Brad Keselowski surged ahead on the final lap when Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel, claiming a dramatic victory Sunday in the NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Keselowski swept a weekend's races for the first time in his career with his first Cup victory at Las Vegas. He also won Saturday's Nationwide Series race.
Keselowski capitalized when Earnhardt's fuel gamble failed. The 2012 Sprint Cup champion earned a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship after missing it entirely last season.
Earnhardt was just a few ounces of fuel shy of earning his second victory in three races to start the season. He also finished second last week at Phoenix.
Paul Menard finished third in front of Keselowski's teammate, pole-sitter Joey Logano. Carl Edwards was fifth.
PUERTO RICO OPEN
Chesson Hadley wins Puerto Rico Open
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) - Chesson Hadley won the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory, holding off Danny Lee by two strokes.
Making his 13th PGA Tour start, the 26-year-old Hadley birdied the final two holes at Trump International for a 5-under 67. He's the first rookie winner since Jordan Spieth in July in the John Deere Classic.
Hadley finished at 21-under 267 and earned $630,000.
Lee birdied three of the last four holes for a 68. Hadley won twice last year on the Web.com Tour, taking the Rex Hospital Open in his hometown of Raleigh, N.C., and the season-ending Web.com Tour Championship. In Raleigh, the former Georgia Tech player began the final round five strokes behind Lee and closed with a 64 for a two-stroke victory.
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