Bucs get Suh...Paxton still sore...Nats manager safe for now...Blixt leads Colonial
UNDATED (AP) _ Ndamukong Suh (ehn-DAHM’-uh-kehn soo) is headed to Tampa Bay. The defensive tackle has agreed to terms with the Buccaneers as a replacement for Gerald McCoy, who was released earlier this week after nine seasons with the Bucs. Suh’s a three-time All-Pro who’s been picked for the Pro Bowl five times and has 56 sacks in 142 games with the Lions, Dolphins and Rams. Meanwhile, a person familiar with the meeting says McCoy completed his visit with the Browns without signing a contract.
UNDATED (AP) _ New York Yankees pitcher James Paxton still has discomfort in his ailing left knee. The 30-year-old left-hander hasn’t pitched for the Yankees since May 3. Meanwhile, Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (DEE’-dee greh-GOHR’-ee-uhs) plans to start a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment that has him returning to the big league team by mid-June. Gregorius is coming back from Tommy John surgery last October.
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says second-year manager Dave Martinez’s job is safe for now despite the team’s 20-31 start. The Nationals had lost five straight and owned the fourth-worst in the majors before last night’s 12-10 win over the Marlins. The team has dealt with injures to star hitters Anthony Rendon, Trea Turner, Juan Soto and Ryan Zimmerman, but the biggest culprit has been its combustible bullpen.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ Jonas Blixt is the leader through two rounds at Colonial in Fort Worth. Blixt holed out from 132 yards for eagle on the par-4 17th, highlighting a 6-under 64. Blixt was 9 under after his bogey-free round, one stroke better than Kevin Na (nah) and first-round leader Tony Finau (FEE’-now). Na shot a 62 for his third score at least that low in his past six rounds on the cozy course made famous by Ben Hogan.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) _ Defending champion Paul Broadhurst and Esteban Toledo (toh-LAY’-doh) share the lead with two rounds in the books at the Senior PGA Championship. Another day of unsettled weather led to a shuffle of the leaderboard with Broadhurst and Toledo vaulting 15 players. Both shot 3-under 67 to reach 3-under 137 at Oak Hill Country Club’s East Course.