Yankees Add Another Arm for the Race
The New York Yankees acquired left-hander J.A. Happ from Toronto on Thursday to bolster their starting rotation, a deal that sent infielder Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Bill McKinney to the Blue Jays.
Happ, who turns 36 in October, is 10-6 with a 4.18 ERA in 20 starts and was a first-time All-Star. Happ has a $13 million salary in the final season of a $36 million, three-year contract, and the Yankees are responsible for the remaining $4,543,011.
Yankees star slugger Aaron Judge left last night’s game after being hit by a pitch on his right wrist. The Yankees said Judge was seen by the team doctor and was going to a hospital for an MRI. Judge was hit in the first inning but remained in the game until being pulled in the fourth inning.
Garrigus gets great bounce
Robert Garrigus made a birdie after a rock saved his ball from water and had a one-stroke lead at 9-under 63 when play in the RBC Canadian Open was suspended because of dangerous weather.
“Hit it right in the middle of the water, and it hit a rock and bounced over the thing,” Garrigus said about the break on the par-5 13th.
PGA Tour rookie Adam Schenk was second. He birdied the first five and last three. Andover’s Rob Oppenheim opened with a 4-under 68.
American Kirk Triplett and Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand shot 7-under 65s to lead the Senior British Open by one stroke after the opening round but both will be keeping a close eye on defending champion Bernhard Langer, whose 67 put him in good shape...
Tiffany Joh credited her “hot putter” as she shot a career-best 9-under 62 at the Ladies Scottish Open to take a four-shot lead after the first round. In-Kyung Kim, Amy Yang and Jenny Shin all shot 66 to share a three-way South Korean tie for second place at Gullane Golf Club...
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones settled his contract dispute and reported to training camp on time. Jones is entering the third year of his five-year, $71.5 million contract, including $47 million in guaranteed money...
Hockey great Mario Lemieux’s 50-room Quebec summer home, which has eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms, has been put on the market with an asking price of $21,999,066, the last few dollars an ode to Lemieux’s famous No. 66.