Cleveland ace Corey Kluber broke his right forearm when he was hit by a line drive during the Indians’ 4-2 loss to the Marlins in Miami on Wednesday night. Kluber (2-3) was struck by Brian Anderson’s comebacker in the fifth inning. Anderson’s infield hit caromed off Kluber, who chased it down and tried to swat it to first base with his glove rather than throwing it. Kluber briefly visited with a trainer before walking off the field. ‘‘It looked ugly,’’ said manager Terry Francona. The Indians will re-evaluate Kluber in Cleveland on Thursday. The two-time American League Cy Young Award winner allowed eight hits and three runs in 4⅔ innings . . . The Mets placed struggling setup man Jeurys Familia on the 10-day injured list because of a sore right shoulder.
The Timberwolves hired Rockets executive Gersson Rosas as president of basketball operations, a person close to the situation told the Associated Press. Rosas, 40, a native of Bogota, Colombia, who had been a finalist for the top job with several other NBA teams, replaces Tom Thibodeau, who was fired at midseason from his dual role as president and coach. Rosas had a three-month stint as general manager of the Mavericks in 2013 before resigning and returning to the Rockets.
The Bills will not pick up the fifth-year option of defensive end Shaq Lawson’s contract. Lawson, selected out of Clemson in the 2016 draft with the 19th pick overall, will have his contract expire after the upcoming season. Injuries hampered his first three seasons in Buffalo . . . Washington will not pick up the fifth-year option of receiver Josh Doctson, a first-round pick out of TCU (22nd overall) in 2016.
Alex Beach, an assistant pro at Westchester (N.Y.) Country Club, closed with a 3-under 69 to hold off Danny Balin, the head pro at Fresh Meadow (N.Y.) CC, and win the PGA Professional Championship by two strokes and land one of the 20 berths reserved for club professionals at the PGA Championship in two weeks at Bethpage Black.
Facing its toughest opponent of the season, Barcelona once again turned to Lionel Messi to take it one step from reaching its first Champions League final in four seasons. Messi scored his 599th and 600th goals for Barcelona to subdue a Liverpool side that had outplayed the hosts for long stretches at Camp Nou but finally succumbed to the Argentine’s mastery in a commanding 3-0 win in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals in Barcelona . . . NASCAR abandoned its years-long bid to add excitement to qualifying and announced it will return to single-car laps in all three national series beginning this weekend at Dover, Del . . . Booger McFarland will join Joe Tessitore in a two-person booth on ESPN’s ‘‘Monday Night Football’’ this season. McFarland had been a field-level analyst most of last season before moving upstairs for the final two games. Lisa Salters returns for an eighth season as the sideline reporter . . . Thomas Johnson, a former Texas A&M football player, was sentenced to life in prison after a Dallas County jury found him guilty of murder in the random machete attack on David Stevens, a 53-year-old mechanical engineer in East Dallas four years ago as Stevens was out jogging.