April 10, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Out The Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday placed ace Jered Weaver on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left elbow. The right-hander, who was diagnosed with a non- displaced radial head fracture, is expected to miss at least four weeks. He left Sunday’s loss after jamming his non-throwing arm while dodging a line drive.

• Portland Timbers defender David Horst is expected to miss the remainder of this season as a result of a broken right leg suffered early in Saturday’s match against Houston.

Leaving Kansas guard Ben McLemore is entering the NBA draft after arguably the most successful freshman season in school history. The 6-foot-6 star from St. Louis broke Danny Manning’s freshman scoring record by averaging nearly 16 points.

• Indiana’s Victor Oladipo is expected to skip his senior season and enter the NBA draft. Oladipo, a first-team All-American, will make his decision official today at a news conference.

• The father of Russ Smith says the Louisville junior guard will leave school to enter the NBA draft. Smith averaged 18.9 points this season including 23.3 in six NCAA tournament games.

• Providence freshman guard Ricky Ledo is entering the NBA draft. The NCAA ruled that Ledo could not compete in games for the Friars in 2012-13, but he did practice and work out with the team during the season.

Charged Star Washington Huskies tight end Austin Seferian- Jenkins has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. The Seattle City Attorney’s Office filed the misdemeanor count against him, saying his blood-alcohol level was 0.18 percent, more than twice the state limit of .08 percent. Seferian-Jenkins was indefinitely suspended from the football team after the arrest March 9.

Announced Miami’s Shane Battier and Denver coach George Karl have won awards from the Pro Basketball Writers Association for their excellence on the court and with the media. Battier was voted the winner of the Magic Johnson award. Karl was chosen as the winner of the Rudy Tomjanovich award.


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