Yanks provide injury update...Suh headed to Buccaneers ... Judge in NFL concussion settlement dismisses 3 lawyers
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ 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. He allowed one hit in four innings and struck out seven against Detroit in extended spring training Friday. 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 Yanks by mid-June.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ Ndamukong Suh (ehn-DAHM’-uh-kehn soo) is headed to Tampa Bay. Suh, who helped the Rams make the Super Bowl last season, has agreed to terms with the Buccaneers as a replacement for Gerald McCoy. McCoy was released earlier this week after nine seasons with the Bucs, who selected him third overall in the 2010 draft _ one spot after Suh was taken by the Detroit Lions.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ The federal judge overseeing the $1 billion NFL concussion settlement has terminated three of four lawyers serving as lead counsel. The surprise order comes weeks after a hearing to air complaints about new rules that limit the doctors who can evaluate retired players for dementia and other brain injuries linked to concussions. The judge says the rules were needed to thwart fraud alleged by the NFL as the settlement money is disbursed.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Clemson tight end Braden Galloway and offensive lineman Zach Giella will miss next season after an NCAA panel rejected the school’s appeal of their drug suspension. Ex-Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence also was suspended and missed the team’s College Football Playoff games, including the national championship game when the Tigers beat Alabama 44-16. All three players have denied knowingly taking a banned substance.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ Michelle Wie (wee) has withdrawn from next week’s U.S. Women’s Open to continue her recovery from a hand injury. Wie announced her decision on social media , saying that while she’s making progress, she needs to take more time off. Wie played in the Honda LPGA Thailand in February, then withdrew from the HSBC Women’s World Championship a week later with pain in her hand.