Kluber out indefinitely...Top prospect to make Reds debut...76ers’ Williams to coach Suns
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber (KLOO’-bur) will be sidelined indefinitely after breaking his pitching arm. The team says the two-time Cy Young Award winner suffered a non-displaced fracture of his ulna bone when he was hit by a line drive against Miami Wednesday night. The Indians say he doesn’t need surgery for now and will be re-examined in three to four weeks.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds are bringing up top prospect Nick Senzel for his major league debut. The 23-year-old outfielder will bat second and play center field tonight against the San Francisco Giants. Senzel was the second overall pick in the 2016 amateur draft from Tennessee and signed for a $6.2 million bonus.
PHOENIX (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers assistant Monty Williams will be the new coach of the Phoenix Suns. He’ll replace Igor Kokoskov, who was fired last week after one disappointing season. The 47-year-old Williams has previous head coaching experience, spending five seasons in charge in New Orleans from 2010 to 2015, a stint during which he led the franchise to two postseason appearances. He also played nine years in the NBA.
ROME (AP) — Serena Williams is set to return from injury at this month’s Italian Open. Williams hasn’t played since withdrawing from her third-round match at the Miami Open in March with a previously undisclosed left knee injury. She hasn’t played in Rome since winning her fourth title at the clay-court event in 2016.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Caster Semenya has easily won the 800 meters at a Diamond League meet in Qatar (KUH’-tur), her first race since losing a high-profile court case against track and field’s governing body. This was the last women’s 800-meter race before new regulations take effect. They will require female athletes with high levels of natural testosterone to lower them to be eligible to compete in certain events.