Nationals sign ex-Braves catcher Suzuki to 2-year deal: report

Catcher Kurt Suzuki is heading back to the Washington Nationals after agreeing to a two-year, $10-million US free-agent contract, a deal pending a successful physical. The deal was disclosed to The Associated Press on Monday by a person familiar with the agreement who spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract was not yet official. The 35-year-old Suzuki would get $4 million next year and $6 million in 2020, up from $3.5 million last season, his second with the Atlanta Braves. He became a free agent after batting .271 this past season with 12 homers and 50 runs batted in as

Bills QB Josh Allen returning to starting lineup Sunday

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Late pitcher Halladay among new names on Hall of Fame ballot

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Wheelchair Doubles Masters: Louise Hunt & Dana Mathewson lose final

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Canada defeats St. Kitts & Nevis in CONCACAF Nations League qualifier

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Danny Willett ends 953-day wait for victory at final European Tour event of the season

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A new superstar has arrived – Becker says Zverev’s win is a watershed moment

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ATP Tour Final: Alexander Zverev stuns Novak Djokovic to win ATP Finals in London

Watch the moment 21-year old Alexander Zverev seals a surprise 6-4 6-3 straight sets victory over world number one Novak Djokovic with a sublime forehand passing shot to win the ATP Tour title at the O2 Arena in London. REPORT: Zverev stuns Novak Djokovic to win ATP Finals in London Available to UK users only. BBC Sport

Alexander Zverev stuns Novak Djokovic to win ATP Finals in London

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GB’s Cotterill & Lapthorne lose Masters final

Antony Cotterill and Andy Lapthorne were the top seeds in Bemmel Great Britain’s Antony Cotterill and Andy Lapthorne were lost the men’s Wheelchair Doubles Masters quads final in straight sets to Nick Taylor and David Wagner. The American pair won 6-4 7-6 in the Netherlands – their fifth victory in eight meetings with the top seeds. Bryan Barten and Ymanitu Silva beat Greg Hasterok and Lucas Sithole 6-4 6-2 in the bronze medal match. Cotterill and Lapthorne last won the event in 2016. Briton Gordon Reid and Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez were beaten in the semi-finals of the men’s doubles by

Golf Course list

Victoria County

The Club at Colony Creek

301 Colony Creek Drive, Victoria

361-576-0020, 361-576-0018

Private membership

7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily

Riverside Golf Course

302 McCright Drive, Victoria

361-573-4521

Membership rates apply

7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily

Victoria Country Club

14 Spring Creek Road, Victoria

361-573-3712

Private membership

7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily

Aransas County

Rockport Country Club

101 Champions Drive, Rockport

361-729-8324

Live Oak Country Club

318 Country Club Road

Closed Monday; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday

Bee County

John C. Beasley Municipal Golf Course

Veteran Memorial Park, Beeville

361-362-7618

Public course, 9 holes

Closed Tuesdays

Beeville Country Club

1 Country Club Pl., Beeville

361-358-1216

Private club

Calhoun County

Hatch Bend Country Club

579 Meadowview Lane, Port Lavaca

361-552-3037

Closed Mondays

DeWitt County

Cuero Municipal Golf Course

110 Leonard Roy Harmon Drive, Cuero

361-275-3233

7 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (daylight savings time); 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday(November – March); closed Mondays(open to members); closed on city holidays

Yorktown Country Club

471 Country Club Lane, Yorktown

361-564-9191

Closed Mondays, call ahead for hours

Yoakum City Golf Course

703 S. Park Road, Yoakum

361-293-5682

Tuesday-Sunday 7 a.m.-dusk; closed Mondays, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas

Goliad County

Goliad County Golf Course

1103 W. Fannin St., Goliad

361-645-8322

Closed Mondays; Open Tuesday-Friday open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Jackson County

Edna Country Club

1216 County Road 301, Edna

361-782-3010

Open Monday for members; open to public Tuesday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Public golf course

Lavaca County

Hallettsville Golf Course

808 A Park Road #1, Hallettsville

361-798-9908

Closed Mondays; open until 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday

Nueces County

Palmilla Beach Golf Club

258 Snapdragon, Port Aransas

361-749-4653

Currently closed because of Hurricane Harvey damage; check Facebook for updates.

NorthShore Country Club

801 E. Broadway Blvd., Portland

361-643-1546

Monday closed; 7 a.m.-dusk Tuesday-Sunday

River Hills Country Club

4225 River Hill Drive, Corpus Christi

Closed Monday; open Tuesday – Sunday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Lozano Golf Center

4401 Old Brownsville Road, Corpus Christi

361-826-8016

6:30 a.m.-dusk Monday-Sunday

Corpus Christi Country Club

6300 Everhart Road, Corpus Christi

361-991-2811

Closed Mondays; Tuesday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – dusk; Saturday and Sunday 7:00 a.m. – dusk

Oso Beach Municipal

Golf Course

5601 S. Almeda St., Corpus Christi

361-826-8010

6:30 a.m. – dusk Monday-Sunday

Refugio County

Refugio County Country Club

171 Exxon Road, Refugio

361-526-5554

San Patricio County

Sinton Municipal Golf Course

13698 Rob and Bessie Park Circle, Sinton

361-364-9013

Tuesday closed; 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Monday

Wharton County

El Campo Country Club

1788 County Road 351, El Campo

979-543-6592

Private membership but allows reciprocal charges with other clubs pending arrangements with club manager

Call ahead for hours.

New Gulf Golf Club

131 Ave. J, New Gulf

979-657-4639

Call ahead for hours

Wharton Country Club

126 Country Club Drive, Wharton

Course is open to the public Tuesdays and Saturdays, green fees: $25 for 18 holes, $12.50 for 9 holes, various types of memberships offered.

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