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Find us on all platforms 24/ @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Monday, March 26, 2018 LOCAL | A3NATURE CENTER HOSTS TURTLE DAY LOCAL | A3CHALLENGE NETS MOUNT DORA COPS MORE HIGH-INTENSITY VESTS SPORTS | B1VILLANOVA AND KANSAS ADVANCE TO MENS FINAL FOUR 75 ¢ Local & State ...............A3 Opinion ...................... A9 Weather ..................... A10 Sports.......................... B1 Comics ....................... B6 Classifieds ................... B7 Volume 142, Issue 85 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By John KennedyGateHouse Capital BureauTALLAHASSEE „ Gov. Rick Scott heaped praise on lawmakers for approv-ing what he called historicŽ school safety changes only three weeks after the slaugh-ter of 17 people at Parklands Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.But the fast-tracked mea-sure has hit roadblocks since Scott signed it into law earlier this month.Lawsuits and a swirl of questions about financing, manpower and legal liabilities are now clouding the future of the school security push.Some wonder whether much will be in place by the start of next school year.People want school secu-rity, right now,Ž said Andrea Messina, executive director of the Florida School Boards Association. But just having this legislation in place doesnt mean anything is going to improve right away.ŽTwo lawsuits already have been filed against new gun control measures included in the law.A challenge to the ban on bump stocks, attachments that can make semi-automatic weapons fire like machine guns, was filed in Leon County state court, while a federal lawsuit by the National Rifle Association is looking to overturn a provision increasing to 21 the age for buying any gun.The Legislatures touted $400 million in new spending on security and mental health programs also is under attack from school districts, with officials saying the money Did lawmakers move too fast?Lawsuits, swirl of questions now clouding the future of the school security push Advocates believe more money is needed to establish proper treatment systemBy Geoff MulvihillThe Associated PressCHERRY HILL, N.J. „ The federal government will spend a record $4.6 billion this year to fight the nations deepening opioid crisis, which killed 42,000 Americans in 2016.But some advocates say the funding included in the spending plan the president signed Friday is not nearly enough to establish the kind of treatment system needed to reverse the crisis. A White House report last fall put the cost to the country of the States: Opioid crisis funds a minor stepSen. Roy Blunt, who is chairman of a subcommittee overseeing much of the funding, believes the spending bill provides the funding necessary to tackle this crisis from every angle.Ž Some advocates disagree, saying more needs to be done. [PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] See OPIOID, A6 See SECURITY, A7The Associated PressVATICAN CITY „ Pope Francis on Palm Sunday urged young people not to be silent and let their voices be heard, even in the face of corrupt or silent elders. The popes message comes on the heels of a meeting of young Catholics who told the Vatican they want a more transparent and authentic church, and a day after hun-dreds of thousands marched in youth-led rallies across the United States to demand greater gun control. The temptation to silence young people has always existed,Ž Francis said. There are many ways to silence young people and make them invisible.... There are many ways to sedate them, to keep them from getting involved, to make their dreams flat and dreary, petty and plaintive. But he told youths in his homily that you have it in you to shout,Ž even if we older people and leaders, very On Palm Sunday, pope urges youth to be heard See POPE, A7 By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown @dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ In its 52 years of existence, the United Way of Lake & Sumter Coun-ties has not only worked to raise substantial funds for charitable organizations, but it also chartered many in-house programs for edu-cation, health and income.According to Dr. Alan Holden, president and chief executive officer for the past two years, the organiza-tion is preparing to launch a new program called Mission United.This is specifically for the veterans in our two counties and their families,"Holden said. "Its to help them navi-gate the veteran benefit maze and also get them the bene-fits they so justly deserve.ŽThe United Way will aid veterans to find out what each individual agency offers Community commander President of United Way of Lake & Sumter Counties outlines local programsUnited Way of Lake & Sumter Counties President Dr. Alan Holden, said the organization is preparing to launch a new program called Mission United. [TOM BENITEZ/CORRESPONDENT]See UNITED, A8


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Prepayments for 3 months or more, mail to: Circulation Dept., the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. Billed monthly at the rates shown. LOTTERY By Martha IrvineThe Associated PressCharlie Goodman looked at the massive crowd around him, the largest youth-led pro-test in Washington since the Vietnam War era. He listened to people speak about toughening gun laws. They included some of his peers at the Florida high school whove sparked this movement, as well as the 9-year-old granddaugh-ter of the Rev. Martin Luther King.When she spoke, he was moved to tears.This is truly a revolution,Ž said Goodman, a sophomore at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were gunned down last month. We can really change the world.ŽThe marches unified hundreds of thousands of people in cities across the country and have gal-vanized this movement, he and others say. Now they are vowing to get young voters registered and send a message in upcoming elections.We have a lot of people who are inspired,Ž said Kobey Lofton, a student from Chicagos South Side who also traveled over-night to Washington on Friday with 12 busloads of fellow students and adults.Before the march, Lofton and his fellow Peace Warriors at North Lawndale College Prep High School had already met with the Florida stu-dents „ young people from different worlds, but both impacted by gun violence.Now they and other students across the country are planning voter registration drives through the fall. Voter registration groups, including Rock the Vote, Voto Latino and HeadCount, a nonpar-tisan group that usually focuses on registering people at concerts and music festivals, also helped mobilize teams at Saturdays marches in 30 U.S. cities and have created a registration tool kit for high school students.Ive never felt the energy that I felt,Ž HeadCount spokesman Aaron Ghitelman said of the registration training that preceded the march in Washington. In a matter of hours, he said the groups registered nearly 5,000 people, many of them millennials.More young people are realizing that we can have a voice and we can have a seat at the table,Ž he said. But people realize that you have to fight for that seat at the table.ŽWe have to force them to do something,Ž agreed Lofton, who was referring to elected officials, including Pres-ident Donald Trump. The White House issued a statement about the student-led march and also pointed to the presi-dents support for the Stop School Violence Act, which authorized grants to schools to bolster security and attempts to improve background checks.But Cameron Kasky, a student leader at Mar-jory Stoneman Douglas High School, says the current laws and legisla-tion dont go far enough.The students, he said, are demanding an assault weapons ban, prohibition of sales of high-capacity magazines and universal background checks. But Kasky said this wont happen if his peers across the nation dont get more involved.The youth of Amer-ica needs to step up and start voting. (You) see the statistics. Its an embarrassing turnout,Ž Kasky said Sunday on the CBS program Face the Nation.ŽCompared with 2012, voter turnout for millennials, those ages 18 to 35, increased to just below 50 percent in the last presidential election, according to the Pew Research Center and U.S. Census data. But that turnout still lags behind other generations.Still, Dianne Daley, a 60-year-old corporate events planner from Long Beach, California, said the students have done a lot to inspire their older peers.Maybe thats what its going to take „ chil-dren leading us,Ž Daley said. She comes from a family of educators and marched Saturday in her hometown with three generations of her family, including her 87-year-old father, an Air Force veteran.Some students from the silent minorityŽ still said they felt excluded.Kyle Kashuv, another student at the Florida school, also appeared on Face the NationŽ to voice his support for the 2nd Amendment and for enforcement of existing gun laws. He expressed his disappointment that he was not invited to speak at Saturdays march and placed blame for the deadly shooting at his school on local law enforcement and the FBI.This kid was flagged,Ž Kashuv said of accused shooter Nikolas Cruz and reports to law enforcement before the shooting that he posed a threat.Rick Santorum, a former Republican Senator from Pennsylvania and now a CNN commentator, suggested Sunday that students shouldnt look to others to solve their problem. Do something about maybe taking CPR classes or trying to deal with situ-ations that when there is a violent shooter that you can actually respond to that,Ž Santorum said on CNNs State of the Union.ŽAnguished students take aim at gun reformSixth-grader Violet Feigenbutz holds a sign Saturday during a March For Our Lives protest in Moscow, Idaho. [KAI EISELEIN/THE MOSCOW-PULLMAN DAILY NEWS VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]LAGOS, NIGERIANigeria schoolgirls reunited with parents after releaseRelatives say more than 100 girls recently released by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram have been reunited with their parents in northern Nigeria.Bashir Manzo, head of the group of parents whose children were abducted, told The Associated Press that the children were reunited with their parents Sunday.Five of the schoolgirls kidnapped in mid-February died during the ordeal, and one Christian girl remains in captivity. TEHRAN, IRANIran: Naming Bolton national security adviser shamefulIran has called the appointment of the former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton to the role of National Security Adviser of the United States shameful, Iranian media reported on Sunday, citing his involvement with an opposi-tion group once named a terrorist organization.The report by the semi-official Fars news agency quoted Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the countrys Supreme National Security Council, as saying for an apparent superpower it is a matter of shame that its national security adviser receives wages from a terrorist group,Ž referring to Bolton attending a gathering of the Iranian opposition group Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) group in 2017. The Associated PressIN BRIEF Saturday, March 24 Lotto: 17-26-30-40-45-49-x5 Powerball: 10-33-45-53-56-24-x3 Fantasy 5: 13-14-17-22-26 Sunday, March 25 Pick 5 Afternoon: 9-1-5-4-4 Evening: 8-3-9-0-0 Pick 4 Afternoon: 6-9-9-8 Evening: 9-9-1-2 Pick 3 Afternoon: 0-7-6 Evening: 4-6-3 Pick 2 Afternoon: 2-0 Evening: 8-1

PAGE 3 | Monday, March 26, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS By Gary FineoutAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE „ A powerful panel of Floridians that meets every 20 years is about to decide whether a ban on oil drilling, term limits for school board members and nearly two dozen other ideas should be included in the state's constitution.After meeting for the past year, the Florida Constitu-tion Revision Commission has trimmed down a long list of proposals to 25 separate items that the panel will consider between now and early May. If the commission ultimately says yes to any of them, they will go to voters this coming Novem-ber. Sixty percent of voters must vote yes before any of the amendments become law.The route to this point has been anything but smooth for the unique commission.The 37-member panel „ whose members were appointed by Gov. Rick Scott, legislative leaders, and the chief justice of the Supreme Court „ has waded into contentious arguments over guns, abortion, education and whether to end the practice of grey-hound racing at tracks around Panel decides what goes on ballotFlorida Constitution Revision Commissioner Brecht Heuchan, right, raises a question about how commissioners are appointed during their meeting at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. [JOE BURBANK/ORLANDO SENTINEL VIA AP] Florida Constitution Revision Commission has list of 25 separate items to considerBy Beth Reese CraveyGatehouse Media FloridaJACKSONVILLE „ Tiffany Boyarovsky is learning the language of autism spectrum disorder, the language of her 22-month-old daughter."I didn't know how to relate to my own daughter," she said of Rosemary.Their interaction is not verbal, not yet, but it is com-munication just the same. They play together, in Rose-mary's repetitive fashion. "We copy each other. She'll see me doing what she's doing and she'll try something else," Boyarovsky said. "The biggest thing is get her to speak."The goal is to build from repetitive play to repetitive sounds and to speech. Mother and child are learning the way at Wolfson Children's Hospi-tal Rehabilitation Autism and Neurodevelopment Center on Jacksonville's Southbank, which opened in December. The center focuses on early autism intervention, aimed at children 18 months to 4 years old, with speech and occupa-tional therapy, among other things.Autism, which affects an estimated 1 in 68 children, is a neurodevelopmental disorder marked by repetitive behaviors and impairment in verbal communication and social interaction.Designed to complement other autism programs, Wolf-son's new center includes soundproof treatment rooms to increase attention and Center for kids with autism takes varied approach Staff ReportEUSTIS „ Turtles, the folks who love them, and others who want to learn more about them will gather to celebrate the Annual Turtle Day at Trout Lake Nature Center on April 8.The event, which takes place from 1 to 3 p.m., also honors the turtles land-based cousin, the endangered gopher tortoise.Guests will visit the nature centers resident turtles and guest specimens, including gopher tortoises and aquatic and land-based turtles. Guest presenters include Carissa Kent, founder of Saving Flor-idas Gopher Tortoises, which has saved thousands of gopher tortoises whose burrows were in the path of construction activities; Logan Heinzelman, amateur turtle fancier who will be accompanied by many of the aquatic turtles he has rescued, including sliders and soft-shelled turtles.In addition to the varied displays of live turtles and their habitats, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-missions Wildlife Trailer will be present with an exhibit of living Florida Wildlife.Guests may also explore the nature centers trails through varied habitats, including wetland and lakefront that are home to several species of turtles which, at this time of year, may be observed laying eggs near the trails.Trout Lake Nature Center is at 520 East County Road 44.There is no charge for the program, but donations are welcomed. For more informa-tion, call 352-357-7536 or email Lake Nature Center to host Turtle Day celebration See BALLOT, A4 See AUTISM, A4LEESBURGHerlong Park closing for boat ramp maintenance Herlong Park will be closed from Monday through April 2 so crews can perform major maintenance on the parks boat ramp.The park will re-open on April 3 with regular operating hours. During the park closure, boaters will be able to use the boat ramp at Grif-fin State Park at no cost. MONTVERDEMontverde Academy makes donation to New BeginningsMontverde Academy recently presented New Beginnings of Central Florida with a donation of $1,881.70.The donation was a combination of proceeds from two MVA performance runs of Lessons and CarolsŽ and Disneys The Little Mermaid.ŽDuring Lessons and Carols,Ž an annual event held in December that Mont-verde Academy presents in partnership with the city of Clermont, donations were requested at two perfor-mances and a total of $1381.70 was raised. MVAs Arts Alli-ance donated $500 which was the result of funds collected at a Tea with Ariel event hosted during Disneys A Little MermaidŽ performance run, and the concession stand and merchandise sales during the performances.Montverde Academy is proud to make this donation to New Beginnings,Ž said Montverde Headmaster Kasey Kesselring. We are dedicated to serving our community in a variety of ways and hope that this donation helps to provide the services and support that families in our community may be seeking in a time of need.Ž LADY LAKEComcast X“ nity opens new storeComcast recently opened its newest Xfinity Store, marking the first of its kind in the area.This store, which replaces the Comcast Customer Service Center in Summerfield that recently closed, has an open and inviting environment designed to allow customers to interact with Comcast products and services, including the X1 Entertainment Operat-ing System, X1 Voice Remote, Xfinity Home and the companys new wireless service, Xfinity Mobile.When customers arrive at the store, they are greeted by Xfinity sales associates, who help them sign-in and then they are free to browse the store until their name is called.Customers can pay bills, get answers to account-related questions, return or pick up new equipment and watch demonstrations to make sure they are getting the most out of their Xfinity products and services. Customers can also make appointments online ahead of time for certain ser-vice requests.The store is in the Shoppes at Lady Lake at 870 N. U.S. Highway 27 and is open seven days a week. For more information, go to TALLAHASSEERecreational marijuana isn't legal in FloridaRecreational marijuana isn't legal in Florida, despite a widely shared online report See BRIEFS, A4By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA „ Jim LeftyŽ Bruces donation of four $400 high-intensity, steel-plated vests to the Mount Dora Police Depart-ment earlier this month started a chain reaction.After presenting Police Chief John O'Grady with the funds needed for the vests, he called for the community to step up and donate toward the purchase of more through his non-profit organiza-tion called Leftys Hopes and Dreams,Ž whichoperates under theumbrella of the city's Community Trust and the Mount Dora Heroes Foundation.When Lefty said he would match the first $1,600 that came in, the community took his plea to heart. As of Friday, enough money has been donated to purchase at least 20 more vests. OGrady said his wish is for each officer to have one of the vests in their car in case they ever come face-to-face with an active shooter.It is awesome that the community is coming together. The response has been incredible,Ž OGrady said. From the recent tragedies weve had, its great that people realize the need to protect the very officers who would be the ones charging into where bullets are flying.ŽOnce the goal is reached, OGrady said the vests will be placed on the departments budget for officer equipment.The police chief also gave credit to Jodie and Kevin McEwen, owners of Hillcrest Insurance in Mount Dora, for purchasing Challenge acceptedChief John OGrady shows off one of the high velocity bulletproof vest donated to the Mount Dora Police Department. The vests are designed to stop rounds from high-powered long guns such as the AR-15. [BOB SNOW / CORRESPONDENT] Community plea nets Mount Dora police more high-intensity vestsSee VESTS, A4


A4 Monday, March 26, 2018 | TodaysServices language development. There are swings in every room for movement, bal-ance and alertness. An indoor playground helps children use the skills they are learning in a more natural setting. Also, the center educates parents, siblings and other caregivers on how to relate to a child who has autism spectrum disorder.We had an overwhelming number of patients being treated at our other rehabilitation locations. We wanted to design something specific (for children who have autism),Ž said Lauren Papke, the centers team lead.Currently the center has 36 patients with 70 visits a week collectively, she said, but those numbers are expected to grow.Rosemary walked, ran and climbed on the couch earlier than her two older siblings had as toddlers. But Boyarovsky knew something was off. Rosemary failed to start talking, not even babbling. She played repetitively with her toys, banging blocks against each other rather than building them, spinning a cars wheels rather than pushing the car across the room.At her 9-month and 1-year checkups, Rosemarys pediatrician said to hold off on testing, to give her time. Meanwhile, Boyarovsky followed her mothers intuitionŽ and exhaustively researched her daughters symptoms. So when Rosemary was finally evaluated at 1 years old, Boyarovsky was not surprised at the diag-nosis of autism spectrum disorder.I knew it was coming. It was a relief,Ž she said, but it was devastating.ŽEarly intervention is key, said Nathan A. Call, clinical director of the Marcus Autism Center at Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta, and Celine A. Saulnier, director of research operations at the Marcus Center. Well-known researchers in the field, the two were in Jacksonville this month for the 10th annual Autism Symposium at the University of North Florida and toured the Wolfson center.What we know about autism is how important it is to start treatment when theyre young, 4 years and under,Ž Call said. Early detection pushes the onus to early recognition. ... There needs to be a lot of education.ŽThe centers state of the artŽ facility, multidisciplinary approach and training for parents is a match for success,Ž Saulnier said. The parental training in particular changes the game to allow parents to be agents of change,Ž she said.Boyarovsky has been the agent of change for her husband, Oleg, and their two older children, teach-ing them what she has learned at the center about relating to Rosemary.Rosemarys siblings were upset that she did not like to be hugged and kissed, loving interaction they had looked forward to, so they have found other ways to spend time with her, she said. Rosemary and her brother both like blocks so they play together with Duplo blocks, a preschool version of Lego toys. Her sister reads to her.For several weeks Rose-mary and her mother have come to the center twice a week for 30 minutes of speech therapy and 45 minutes of occupational therapy. For Rosemary, its all play. For the ther-apists, its about helping her learn, express herself and develop other skills and watching for improvement.She is increasing her comfort level and confidence in the play apparatus,Ž Papke said. She was showing prog-ress ... in her interactions since she was more engaged and vocal than in the past.ŽBoyarovsky marveled at her daughter.This is amazing. I am excited for Rosemary „ she is getting the help she needs at the age she needs it,Ž she said. This has been the biggest blessing for us.Ž AUTISMFrom Page A3state.Along the way, commissioners have considered proposals that were aimed at undoing court rulings that have upset Repub-licans or revisited past battles on gambling or health care regulation that got bogged down in the Florida Legisla-ture. This has frustrated some members who said they should not rewrite the constitution just because legislators have been unable to pass a law.This is wrong for the Legislature to sit back and dump it on us to solve the problem,Ž said Hank Coxe, a Jack-sonville attorney and commissioner, during a debate on whether to outlaw greyhound racing.Tim Cerio, an attor-ney who once worked as Scotts general counsel, defended the approach that the commission has taken so far.Commissioners have the freedom to bring it up,Ž Cerio said. We have to be guided by our own principles on what belongs in the constitu-tion and what doesnt.ŽOne item that appar-ently doesnt belong in the constitution is additional gun control restrictions. Commissioners had not been considering any before the February shooting deaths of 17 people at a Florida high school. When some commis-sioners tried to consider restrictions including a ban on some types of semi-automatic rifles they were rejected on procedural grounds. A majority on the panel argued that it would be wrong to waive the commissions internal rules in order to con-sider them now.Among those items that are still under consideration:€A prohibition on oil and gas drilling in state coastal waters.€ Including electronic cigarettes and vaping in Floridas current indoor smoking ban.€ Requiring that employers use a verification system that checks the immigration status of people seeking jobs.Theres no guarantee that a proposal will make the ballot since the commission rules require 22 out of 37 members to vote yes for an item to be placed directly on the ballot.One overriding con-cern for commissioners is how many items they should place on what will likely be a lengthy ballot.Voters will be deciding on a new governor, a U.S. Senate contest likely to feature Gov. Rick Scott against incumbent Bill Nelson, as well as down-ballot races for attorney gen-eral. Five amendments that have already made the ballot including one that would make it harder for the Legislature to raise taxes and another one that would automatically restore voting rights to most former prisoners. BALLOTFrom Page A3that the Legislature had passed a measure legalizing use.The website yourdailyideas, in a story dated from Orlando reported lawmakers had agreed on legalization to jump-start the economy.ŽFirst, Floridas Legislature and governor are based in the capital, Tallahassee. And lawmakers did not act on any recreational marijuana bills, said Karol Molinares, deputy com-munications director for the Florida House of Representatives Demo-cratic Office.Seventy-one per-cent of Florida voters in 2016 approved a constitutional amendment for the legalization of medical marijuana. Lawmakers produced a bill in the next session to implement rules and regulations. However, Molinares said lawmakers couldnt agree on the number of retail locations that would be allowed to open. The Department of Health has been tasked with drawing up and imple-menting new rules. BRIEFSFrom Page A3four vests.Jodie said when Lefty challenged residents and business owners at a recent area chamber breakfast, she felt compelled to rally her friends and colleagues.I felt that since our police officers do so much to protect us, we should make sure theyre as safe as we can possibly make them too,Ž McEwen said. I felt this was something that needed to be done and I thank everyone who helped.ŽOGrady said the depart-ment will be accepting the latest donation of vestson Thursday at a ceremony, which was organized by Lefty and city officials to also serve as a final public appeal for help. Lefty said he feels honored to be able to helphis friends who do so much for the residents of Mount Dora. Every day a police officer gets in his/her car and goes to work knowing theymay begoing into harms way. They arelike military soldiers butfor our community,Ž Lefty said. VESTSFrom Page A3 By Barbara OrtutayThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ To get an idea of the data Facebook collects about you, just ask for it. Youll get a file with every photo and comment youve posted, all the ads youve clicked on, stuff youve liked and searched for and everyone youve friended „ and unfriended „ over the years.This trove of data is used to decide which ads to show you. It also makes using Facebook more seamless and enjoyable „ say, by determining which posts to emphasize in your feed, or reminding you of friends birthdays.Facebook claims to pro-tect all this information, and it lays out its terms in a privacy policy thats rel-atively clear and concise. But few users bother to read it. You might be sur-prised at what Facebooks privacy policy allows „ and whats left unsaid.Facebooks privacy practices have come under fire after a Trump-affiliated political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, got data inappropriately from millions of Facebook users. While past privacy debacles have centered on what marketers gather on users, the stakes are higher this time because the firm is alleged to have created psychological profiles to influence how people vote or even think about politics and society.Facebook defends its data collection and sharing activities by noting that its adhering to a pri-vacy policy it shares with users. Thanks largely to years of privacy scandals and pressure from users and regulators, Facebook also offers a complex set of controls that let users limit how their informa-tion is used „ to a point.You can turn off ad targeting and see generic ads instead, the way you would on television or in a newspaper. In the ad settings, youd need to uncheck all your interests, interactions with companies and websites and other personal informa-tion you dont want to use in targeting. Of course, if you click on a new interest after this, youll have to go back and uncheck it in your ad preferences to prevent targeting. Its a tedious task.As Facebook explains, it puts you in target catego-ries based on your activity. So, if you are 35, live in Seattle and have liked an outdoor adventure page, Facebook may show you an ad for a mountain bike shop in your area.But activity isnt limited to pages or posts you like, comments you make and your use of outside apps and websites.If you start typing something and change your mind and delete it, Facebook keeps those and analyzes them too,Ž Zeynep Tufekci, a promi-nent techno-sociologist, said in a 2017 TED talk.What Facebooks privacy policy allows may surprise youChuck Goolsbee, site director for Facebooks Prineville data centers, shows the computer servers that store users photos and other data, at the Facebook site Oct. 15, 2013, in Prineville, Ore. Facebook frequently defends its data collection and sharing activities by noting that its adhering to a privacy policy it shares with users. [ANDY TULLIS/THE BULLETIN VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]

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A6 Monday, March 26, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comoverdose epidemic at more than $500 billion a year.Former U.S. Rep. Pat-rick Kennedy, a Democrat who served on President Donald Trumps opioid commission last year, said there are clear solutions but that Congress needs to devote more money to them.We still have lacked the insight that this is a crisis, a cataclysmic crisis,Ž he said.By comparison, the Kaiser Family Foundation found the U.S. is spending more than $7 billion annually on discretionary domestic funding on AIDS, an epidemic with a death toll that peaked in 1995 at 43,000.States also have begun putting money toward the opioid epidemic. The office of Ohio Gov. John Kasich estimates the state is spending $1 billion a year to address the crisis. Last year, New Jersey allocated $200 million to opioid programs, and the budget proposal in Minnesota calls for spending $12 million in the coming fiscal year.A spokesman for Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican who also served on the Trump commission, said the federal government still needs to do more.Governor Baker encourages members of Congress to work together on a plan forward to fully fund the bipartisan recom-mendations,Ž spokesman Brendan Moss said.The commissions chairman, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, declined through a spokesman to comment.The opioid allocation is part of the $1.3 trillion budget appropriation Trump signed Friday. In a budget deal full of compromises, this was one element both parties heralded.Addiction to opioid painkillers, including prescription drugs such a Vicodin and OxyContin and illicit drugs such as heroin and fentanyl, is causing deep problems across the country. Its being blamed for shortened life expectancies, growing burdens on foster care systems, and strains on police and fire departments.The budgeted response amounts to about three times as much as the federal government is spending currently to address the epidemic, not counting treatment money that flows through Medicaid and Medicare. A spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the agency does not track how much money it spends on drug treatment.This bill provides the funding necessary to tackle this crisis from every angle,Ž U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican who is chairman of a subcommittee overseeing much of the funding, said in a state-ment. Its another major step in our effort to get this epidemic under control and save lives.ŽThe biggest chunk of new money in the congressional appropriation „ $1 billion „ is to be distributed to states and American Indian tribes. States with the highest overdose mortality rates would receive larger shares, a provision thats important to hard-hit states with small populations such as West Virginia and New Hamp-shire. Every state would receive at least $4 million.The plan also includes $500 million for opioidrelated research and hundreds of millions more to expand treatment availability.Andrew Kolodny, the co-director of an opioid policy research group at Brandeis University, said he believes it would take a 10-year commitment to funding $6 billion annu-ally to build a system that would make medication-assisted treatment accessible to everyone who needs it.The federal appropriation also contains money for law enforcement and equipment to help identify and intercept opioids at borders and ports of entry.Van Ingram, executive director for the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, said he believes law enforcement is not the key to solving the epidemic but appreciates the additional federal money for policing.We are many years into this drug epidemic and the worst one in our his-tory, and there have never been any new dollars for law enforcement to speak of,Ž he said.Providing law enforce-ment in Kentucky with naloxone, a drug that can reverse overdoses, is a major expense for his office. Federal help is now available to defray some of those costs.Some of the federal money also will go toward helping people being released from prison avoid the drugs and to expand specialized courts for vet-erans and people with drug dependency.The federal spending plan also incorporates lan-guage inspired by the 2016 death of a 30-year-old woman, who overdosed on pain pills she was prescribed as she left a hospital following surgery. OPIOIDFrom Page A1

PAGE 7 | Monday, March 26, 2018 A7falls far short. Within those funds, the $97.5 million included for districts to hire new school resource officers may be enough to train and deploy 647 new officers.But thats a small step toward filling the states need, with about 2,000 Florida schools having no resource officers when the shooting in Parkland occurred.Still, the new law requires districts to have one or more security offi-cers at every school.Theres no way were going to have people in place by the time school opens in August,Ž said Escambia County Sheriffs Commander Dale Tharp, spokesman for the Florida Association of School Resource Officers.Tharp said his own county, which includes Pensacola, has officers in only about one-third of its schools. The department also is struggling to fill as many as 40 open-ings for deputies, with law enforcement training for new hires taking more than half-a-year.Sure, we want to protect kids and law enforcement wants to be in schools, but its a big task,Ž he said.The states largest charter school company, Fort Lauderdale-based Charter Schools USA, also is demanding a school resource officer beginningApril 1at each of the schools it operates across 13 Florida counties.The new law also includes $99 million for school districts to hardenŽ schools, to improve security in build-ings and on campuses. Almost $70 million more is for improving mental health services in schools.While lawmakers moved swiftly to craft the legisla-tion following the massacre in Parkland, they acknowledged that getting resource officers into place was going to take time.That concern helped spawn the $67.5 million guardian program, where sheriffs departments would work with county school boards to enlist volunteer school staff … excluding those who work only as teachers … for training to carry weapons and be ready to defend their schools.Any combination of school resource officer, guardian or school safety officer … law enforcement often employed by the school district … would meet the one-at-every-school requirement of the law.But so far, few counties are showing interest in the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, named for an assistant football coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, who died protecting students.There is no enthusiasm out there for that,Ž said Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, who also serves as chief executive officer of the Florida Asso-ciation of District School Superintendents.Montford, who supported the school security bill … which barely cleared the Senate on a 20-18 vote … tried unsuccessfully to amend the measure to allow the guardian programs $67.5 million to be pooled with the school resource officer money to accelerate the hiring of law enforce-ment personnel for schools.While most county school boards have not yet taken formal positions on the guardian program, the states largest districts, including Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Orange, Hillsborough and Duval, have said they will not take part.Montford said hes only heard of a handful consid-ering the idea.The guardian program is modeled after the sentinelŽ program launched in 2016 by Polk County Sher-iff Grady Judd. The sentinel initiative allow teachers and other school staff who go through 132 hours of special training, criminal background checks, drug testing and a psychological evaluation, to carry con-cealed weapons at school.The new state law includes similar training requirements, but has no specifications about the type of weapons or method guardians could carry them.The Florida Education Association, the states largest teachers union, has already warned its members to steer clear of the guardian program.Ron Meyer, attorney for FEA, said that insurance usually covering teachers on the job does not extend to incidents involving guns.He warned that staff in the guardian program likely would be considered personally responsible for the financial risk of any mishap stemming from having a weapon.Although these guardians would actually be serving as sworn law enforcement officers, their minimized training also could be an insurance problem for Sheriffs Offices, raising more questions about the liability of guardians who actually use their weapons to quash an attack.Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, who Scott named last week to lead a state commission investigating events leading to the Parkland slaughter, acknowledged that liability issues remained an open question.Adding to the programs woes is Scott, himself.He opposed arming teachers and signed the legislation after leaving many guessing about whether he would veto funding for the measure. He didnt. But the gover-nor clearly isn't encouraging counties to enact a guardian program.Instead, Scott said that with so many counties likely to ignore the guardian pro-gram, he already is looking for ways to steer leftover money into the fund for hiring school resource officers.Still, that will take more time, further slowing the school security effort. In coming weeks, each of Floridas 67 county school boards is expected to formally decide whether to opt-in or out of the guardian program. Once that roster is totaled, the states Legisla-tive Budget Commission, comprised of state law-makers, could then meet to shift dollars into the school resource officer fund.Many experts said the long-term security build-up wont become clear until all that happens. And it may not be until then that the lengthy training of resource officers and guardians begins in earnest.Theres a lot of pieces here, and its not as simple as it sounded when the legislation passed,Ž said Messina, of the School Boards Association. SECURITYFrom Page A1 often corrupt, keep quiet.ŽAs the Roman Catholic Church enters Holy Week, retracing the story of the crucifixion of Jesus and his resurrection three days later on Easter Sunday, Francis urged youth to join those who offer praise, and not the masses calling for crucifixion.Dear young people, the joy that Jesus awakens in you is a source of anger and irritation to some, since a joyful person is hard to manipulate,Ž the pontiff said.Some 300 youths meeting at the Vatican this week pre-pared a document for next Octobers synod of bishops at the Vatican focusing on to help youths better find their way in the church. The document, which was pre-sented to Francis on Sunday, asked church leaders to address the unequal roles of women in the church and how technology is abused.Before his traditional Sunday prayer at the end of Mass, the pope recalled the importance World Youth Day, marked this year on Palm Sunday at a diocesan level rather than as a big international gathering.The popes message also resonated with the Saturday protests across the United States for tougher laws to fight gun violence, a move-ment galvanized by the school shooting last month in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead.At the end of Mass, the pope and cardinals in red robes led a solemn procession clutching elaborately braided palm fronds as they walked through the throngs, followed by the papal bless-ing of palm fronds and olive branches.The processions recalls the bittersweet nature of Holy Week, with the faith-ful clutching simple palm fronds and olive branches to commemorate Jesus triumphant entrance into Jerusalem only to be followed later by his death on a wooden cross.The pope concluded by greeting the faithful in St. Peters Square, getting out of the pope-mobile to shake hands as many cheered and took pictures. 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A8 Monday, March 26, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comand talk more closely with them to fulfill their needs. Holden said that will avoid duplication and help vet-erans know who to contact for specific services.Wouldnt it be wonderful if a veteran only had to know one phone number?Ž Holden said. That is my mission for Mission United. Im hoping it can grow into that.ŽAnother focus this year is expanding theMaster Teacher Program, which began nine months ago.The program helps workers at privately owned Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program (VPK) facilities during a four-week assessment. They learn skills,such as lesson planning and employee training, to increase a childs aptitude and aca-demic achievement.Holden said through the program, students will be better prepared when they begin school.If a child is two or three years behind by the time they get to first grade, they are set up for failure,Ž Holden said.In Lake County, Holden said 38 percent of children start school behind. In Sumter, its 40 percent.We are nine months into this program and starting to see some real results out of it,Ž he said.TheUnited Wayhas worked with six facilities so far but wants to add more each year. Holden said the organi-zation is at the tail end of a program for hurricane recovery, raising $172,000 with the help of Publix, Duke Energy and SECO Energy, some of United Ways corporate partners.The money helped people to get their power and water services restored, pay rent and replace beds lost in the storm. It also went towards getting busi-nesses up and running.The United Way has provided 100 beds to people throughout Lake and Sumter counties, with the final one still in the works.Its been a very busy six months,Ž Holden said.Holden said its impor-tant for people to help keep these programs going. Community mem-bers can donate directlyto charitable organizations throughout the area or directly to the United Way. After all, he said, the United Ways primary mission is to raise money tofund local programs.You certainly can give to individual chari-ties directly, and I highly encourage that, but when you decide to give through United Way, we are able to leverage that dollar in matching grants as well as volunteer hours to multiply and exponentially increase that invest-ment,Ž Holden said.In 2016, Holdens United Way chapterraised $1.2 million. In 2017, it saw an increase of 10.3 percent and topped $1.34 million.Were anticipating a slight increase this year,Ž he said. UNITEDFrom Page A1Six-week reign ends as Paci c Rim: Uprising takes over No. 1 spotBy Jake CoyleThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ It took six weeks but Black PantherŽ has finally been dethroned as the top film at the North American box office. The monsters vs. robots science-fiction sequel Pacific Rim: UprisingŽ dethroned the superhero sensation with $28 million in ticket sales over the weekend, accord-ing to studio estimates Sunday.But the result for Pacific Rim: Uprising,Ž a Universal Pictures-Legendary Entertainment release that cost $150 million to make, was soft „ at least domestically. Like the recently released Tomb Raider,Ž its biggest business was in China. Pacific Rim: UprisingŽ debuted there with $65 million for Legendary, which the Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group acquired in 2016. And even though Black PantherŽ slid to second place with $16.7 million in its sixth weekend, Ryan Cooglers film notched another box-office milestone. Its now the highest-grossing superhero film ever in North America, not accounting for inflation. The films $631 million in domestic ticket sales has surpassed the $623 million of 2012s The Avengers.Ž Black PantherŽ also becomes the fifth highest grossing film of all-time, rising above Star Wars: The Last Jedi.ŽBlack Panther unseated at top of box o ce

PAGE 9 | Monday, March 26, 2018 A9HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Colum ns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 OUR OPINION ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 When seniors move to Florida, buy homes and buy furniture, restaurant meals and other elements of a comfortable retirement, the state is happy to take its share of the money. But theres a dark side to those dollars. Florida is shamefully underfunding programs that help low-income seniors remain in their homes as their health fails. Its a shortsighted approach with long-reaching implications, and the budget passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott does pitifully little to improve matters. Theres little doubt that seniors put their fair share into the states revenue base. A 2013 study by the University of Floridas Bureau of Business and Economic Research estimated that, on average, seniors pay about $10,000 a year in state and local taxes „ about the same as non-senior adults „ but seniors use fewer services, which represents a net gain to the state of more than $2,000 per senior annually. But fewer servicesŽ shouldnt mean no services.Ž As people live longer, retirement savings dont stretch as far as many seniors anticipated. Meanwhile, those who were healthy and active when they moved here 10 or 15 years ago often face health problems now. And theyre cut off from support networks back homeŽ that would help them face the challenges of advanced age without government assistance. Most would prefer to stay in their homes. The state should prefer that, too. More than 60 percent of Florida seniors in assisted living and nursing homes are eligible for Medicaid, at a cost of $3.1 billion split between the state and federal government. Though the state has less expensive ways to get seniors the care they need, funding for those programs has been miserly, and thousands of people are on waiting lists. The Florida Council on Aging, a leading advocate for elder-care funding, asked for a modest budget increase that would clear the lists of people who have been waiting for years. The Legislatures response was woefully inadequate. As John Kennedy of the GateHouse Capital Bureau reports, 684 Floridians are on waiting lists for the states Community Care program, which can provide meals, home health aides and other services to seniors. Lawmakers budgeted only enough to serve 61 of them. Other programs were also shorted. Home Health Care for the Elderly has 1,200 people waiting, Kennedy reported. The Legislature approved funding to help 215. The state Alzheimers program has 1,160 on a critical-care waiting list; the Legislature funded 66 more slots. The state may never have enough money to meet all the need. But this parsimony is beyond shameful. Its foolish. By underfunding in-home care programs, the state is ensuring that the cost of nursing care will continue to swell. Just funding 20 percent of the waiting list would have saved the state upward of $103 million in avoided or delayed nursing-home bills, the Council on Aging estimates. With so many frail, vulnerable seniors waiting for help, the failure to adequately respond is both costly and cruel. A version of this editorial first appeared in the Daytona Beach News-Journal.Budget deprives seniors in most needMedia punditologists love to regale you with their cliche insight about how living in the White House is like living in a bubble … the ultimate in isolation from reality. So it is time we say a good word about Melania Trump. Because at the White House on Tuesday, the first lady made clear she is determined to continue her crusade to combat online bullying. She invited the officials of Facebook, Google, Amazon, Snap and Twitter to a White House roundtable discussion of the evils perpetuated by online bullying. This was her first event devoted to the topic since she had first discussed it at the end of the 2016 campaign. She hosted this discussion at a time when the news is filled with allegations of her husbands infidelities. And after all the world has seen how hard President Donald Trump has worked … both with his incessant online tweets and on the stump … to earn his reputation as Americas most famous bully. And so, as she greeted her guests Tuesday and challenged them to combat cyberbullying, the first lady knew we are all clucking about how difficult her anti-bullying battle must be, given that shes obviously not divorced herself from the problem. So she addressed it directly. I am well-aware that people are skeptical of me discussing this topic,Ž the first lady told the social media representatives on Tuesday. I have been criticized for my commitment to tackling this issue, and I know that will continue. But it will not stop me from doing what I know is right. I am here with one goal: helping children and our next generation.Ž In the campaign, and now in the White House, Trump has never been content to just defeat his opponents on the merits; he always has gone for the personal taunts and insults that descended to an unprecedented bottom-feeding level of bullying and even cruelty. He wasnt content to just dabble in schoolyard nicknames when he campaigned against LittleŽ Marco Rubio and LyingŽ Ted Cruz. When Cruz still posed a challenge, Trump insulted Cruzs wifes appearance … and suggested Cruzs father had been linked to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. And he then famously branded his Democratic opponent CrookedŽ Hillary Clinton. Since his inauguration, Trump has made himself famous (or, more accurately, infamous) around the world for his intemperate namecalling tweets. He called North Koreas leader, Kim Jong Un, Little Rocket ManŽ and then may have set a new terrible standard for global diplomacy by following up: I would NEVER call him short and fat.Ž So, especially given that cyber-sordid history, Melania Trump deserves to be praised for returning to her campaign promise and having the fortitude of finally going public with her determination to tackle cyberbullying. Her husbands most appalling bullying … unacceptable by any standard … occurred at a 2015 campaign rally when he cruelly ridiculed the physical impairment of a disabled New York Times reporter, Serge Kovaleski, who cannot use or control his arms. You gotta see this guy,Ž Trump told his audience, as he mimicked the journalists disability by bringing his arms up to his chest with wrists bent and hands dangling helplessly. And Trump mimicked the reporters voice, saying: Aaahh, I dont know what I said. Ahhh, I dont remember!Ž You can still see it online. It was the most horrible, soul-less thing Ive ever seen a politician do. Id wondered what parents might have told their disabled child who had seen Trump be so cruel. And I thought of it again, late in the 2016 campaign, when Mrs. Trump, in a rare speaking role, told a Pennsylvania rally: It is never OK when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied or attacked. It is terrible when that happens on the playground. And it is absolutely unacceptable when it is done by someone with no name hiding on the internet.Ž It was unclear Tuesday whether the first ladys antibullying spotlight will ever produce effective new cybersecurity reforms. But its a start. And she has already out-performed generations of satirists and authors who sharpen their creases with irony. She is tackling, quite frontally, this subject that is her husbands worst affront upon American decency. Martin Schram, an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service, is a veteran Washington journalist, author and TV documentary executive. Readers may send him email at OPINIONFirst lady ghts cyber-bullying, despite image of tweeter-in-chiefIn a recent opinion letter, the writer expressed support for Lake County School Board recommendations (I assume debated and in the sunshine) concerning a school safety initiative that appeared to be based on an armed good guy versus bad guy.Ž This approach was deemed common sense without an emotional or feel-good burden to weigh down the plan. However, every American who feels sick at heart every time they hear of another mass shooting or realizes the rising numbers of gun violence victims really doesnt want a feel-good response as much as a feel-safe response and a meaningful solution that would keep children safe. And we should not over police children or militarize schools. In boot camp I was trained to break down, clean and reassemble an M-16 all in regulated time. That was my job. That was preparation for combat. And on days when we used live ammo, my drill sergeant (a Vietnam vet), was exceptionally nice and extremely observant because, having been in combat, he knew what an M-16 or AR-15 could do. An AR-15s unassuming small projectile can leave an exit wound the size of a baseball. It is designed to do horrific damage in remarkably rapid fashion. If you ask the high school students in Parkland if they are emotional about the issue of guns in schools, they will answer, like many vets, Of course we are, we have been on the front lines.Ž To ask them not to be emotional about school safety and gun violence is negating their intelligence. These courageous students have also shown us that dealing with their grief while focusing on solutions works just fine. The U.S. is the most heavily armed country in the world. We have more gun deaths than any other developed nation. U.S. gun deaths now outnumber total U.S. war deaths. In the past 50 years there have been more gun deaths (1.5 million) than in all the wars in U.S. history (1.2 million) combined from 1775 to present. We are five percent of the worlds population but have 42 percent of the worlds privately held firearms. Solutions need to start with opposing and changing the NRAs lobbying control of Floridas legislative representatives and State and Federal politicians. That starts now, and continues at the ballot box. It should also be noted that people with mental illnesses are more likely to be victims, not perpetrators of violence. A 2015 analysis at Columbia University, which also maintains a database of mass shooters, shows 52 out of 235 killers, or about 22 percent, had a mental illness Lets not forget, our politicians work for us, but as Americans we have a duty to inform ourselves regarding political issues through sources, research, reports and evidence toward constructive workable solutions. Scrolling through tweets for #Marchforourlives I found this: Americas high school students main concern should be writing their college essays, not their wills.Ž Vicki Bush lives in Lady Lake.ANOTHER OPINIONMore dicussion needed on armed teachers in Lake


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PAGE 11 | Monday, March 26, 2018 B1 SPORTS BASKETBALL | B3SOUTH CAROLINA, UCONN TO PLAY FOR FINAL FOUR BERTH Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Doug FergusonAP Golf WriterAUSTIN, Texas „ Bubba Watson made the final of the Dell Technologies Match Play look as though he were on vacation all along.Watson won his second World Golf Championships title Sunday with the biggest blowout since the champion-ship matched switched to 18 holes in 2011, a 7-and-6 vic-tory over Kevin Kisner.Watson wasn't as sharp as he was in the semifinals against Justin Thomas, whom he beat in 16 holes to deny Thomas going to No. 1 in the world ranking. He didn't have to be in the final. If not for missing a 4-foot birdie putt on the par-5 sixth, Watson would have won the first seven holes.Kisner had a lot to do with that. After escaping in 19 holes against Alex Noren in his semifinal match, Kisner didn't put up much of a fight. He made four straight bogeys and only twice on the front nine was putting for birdie.Watson had scheduled a family vacation out of the country on Sunday, which he had to postpone. Watson figured he hardly ever makes it this far in golf's most fickle format, so it was a good prob-lem to have.There was nothing fickle about his game, especially on the final day. Watson never trailed in the 28 holes he played Sunday, and he was never seriously threatened.The tougher match was against Thomas, the PGA champion who needed only to reach the championship match to replace Dustin Johnson at No. 1 in the world. Watson went out to a 3-up lead on the front nine, and when Thomas closed to 1 down at the turn with his first birdie putt, Watson won two of the next three holes Watson tops Kisner in Match Play nal Villanova and Kansas earn berths to mens Final Four in San AntonioBy Jimmy Golen and Luke MeredithAP Sports WritersBOSTON „ With all of the underdogs and upsets that have upended the NCAA tournament, no one has managed to come close to Villanova.The 2016 national cham-pions are headed back to the Final Four, thanks to a fourth straight double-digit victory in a month of March where theyve played every bit like the No. 1 seed they earned.This tournaments a crazy tournament. Anybody can beat anybody,Ž guard Jalen Brunson said after the Wildcats beat Texas Tech 71-59 in a cold-shooting East regional championship on Sunday to send Villanova back to the Final Four for the second time in three years.The Wildcats (34-4) will play fellow No. 1 seed Kansas, which beat Duke 85-81 in overtime later Sunday. They will join 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago and its telegenic nun, along with No. 3 seed Michigan in the national semifinals on Sat-urday in San Antonio.Sister Jean, get ready for Father Rob.I very much look forward to meeting Sister Jean,Ž said the Rev. Rob Hagan, the priest on the Villanova bench. I was 12 years of Catholic School and taught by the nuns. I have great respect for the Nuns. Usu-ally what Sister says is what goes.ŽBut if these two Catholic schools „ one Jesuit, one Augustinian „ meet in the national championship game, the Wildcats wont be without spiritual support of their own.Hes our rock,Ž said guard Donte DiVincenzo, who scored eight points. He keeps us level-headed to make sure we dont get too high or too low. So to be able to share that moment with him was actually real fun.ŽEric Paschall had 12 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, Brunson scored 15, and DiVincenzo also had eight of the Wildcats season-high 51 rebounds. After starting four guards, Texas Tech (27-10) grabbed just 33 boards and shot just Still dancingBy Charles OdumAP Sports WriterATLANTA „ Loyola-Chicago is more than just the feel-good story of the NCAA Tournament. Much more.Sure, smiles from 98-year-old chaplain Sister Jean and visits from members of Loyola's ground-breaking 1963 championship squad generated plenty of warm and fuzzy feelings.Those stories have over-shadowed the fact these guys can play.The nation's hottest team is in the Final Four, and Loyola's dominating 78-62 South Regional final win over Kansas State on Saturday night was the most convincing evidence yet that the Ramblers belong. The pride of the Missouri Valley Conference deserves to stand shoulder to shoulder with the nation's elite."I think we left no doubts out there that we deserve to be in the Final Four," said center Cameron Krutwig.Don't call Loyola upstarts any longer. It's time to look past Loyola's No. 11 seed and mid-major background. The Ramblers' 14-game winning streak, the longest active streak in the nation, and 32 wins „ including a regular-season victory at Florida „ are no mirage."It's amazing when you believe," Loyola coach Porter Moser said. "They have believed and believed and believed. It's awesome to see."The margin of victory in the Elite Eight was the big-gest surprise for a team which won its first three tournament games against Miami, Tennessee and Nevada by a combined four points."We were a feel-good story after those buzzer-beaters, but I think people really started to take notice of us after that game against Ten-nessee that we could be a legit team to go all the way," Krutwig said, wearing a clip-ping from the net in his cap in the Loyola locker room. A legit team, indeed.Loyola (32-5) led by 23 points midway through the second half and took the lead for good at 7-5 when Ben Richardson, who scored a career-high 23 points, made his first of six 3-pointers."They were tougher than us from the get-go," Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said.Loyola displayed its tough-ness, unselfishness and balance in its two wins in Atlanta. Richardson was only Loyola proves its more than a feel-good story Phil Booth, center, leads Villanova players celebrating their win over Texas Tech in the Elite 8 on Sunday in Boston. Villanova won 71-59 to advance to the Final Four. [ELISE AMENDOLA/AP] By Jay CohenThe Associated PressMESA, Ariz. „ A higher glove. A grip change. A subtle shift on the mound.One subconscious move turns into a whisper in the dugout. A perceptive hitter tells his friends, and his friends tell their friends, and a seemingly innocuous habit „ practically undetectable for most of the world „ quickly becomes a major problem.Even for the mighty Clayton Kershaw. Its hard to tell how often it happens, but pitch tipping pops up enough that its on the radar of managers and coaches around the big leagues.We try to keep a hand on that a lot, like are our guys giving away pitches?Ž Cleve-land manager Terry Francona said. For sure, we always keep track of that.ŽThe issue of pitch tipping „ a physical indication of some sort that reveals what pitch is coming up next „ stepped to the forefront when Yu Darvish was rocked by the Houston Astros in the World Series. Then it traveled to Chicago when Darvish finalized a $126 million, six-year contract with the Cubs last month in one of the biggest deals of this round of free agency.The 31-year-old Darvish, who can throw seven different pitches, reportedly had issues with pitch tipping a couple times last year. After his final start with Texas, when he was charged with 10 runs in 3 innings in a 22-10 loss to Miami, Darvish told reporters he was pausing before throw-ing his fastball and was faster with his delivery for breaking balls.The Japanese right-hander was traded to Los Angeles on July 31 and helped the Dodg-ers win the NL pennant for the first time since 1988. He won each of his first two playoffs starts, allowing two runs in 11 innings.But Darvish flopped in the World Series. He lasted just five outs in each of his two appearances, taking the loss in Game 7. MLB on lookout for pitch tippingBubba Watson, right, smiles as he hands a club to his caddie during the “ nal round at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament on Sunday in Austin, Texas. Watson defeated Kevin Kisner. [ERIC GAY/ AP] See GOLF, B4 See LOYOLA, B4 See FINAL 4, B4 See MLB, B4


B2 Monday, March 26, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVBASKETBALL8 p.m. ESPN2 „ High school, Powerade Jam Fest, at Atlanta COLLEGE BASKETBALL8:30 p.m. ESPNU „ CBI Tournament, championship series (bestof-3), Game 1, Jacksonville St.-North Texas winner vs. Campbell-San Francisco winner MLB BASEBALL1 p.m. MLB „ Spring training, Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, at Bradenton NBA BASKETBALL7 p.m. NBA „ Denver at Philadelphia 10 p.m. NBA „ Boston at Phoenix NHL HOCKEY7:30 p.m. NBCSN „ Washington at N.Y. Rangers SUN „ Arizona at Tampa Bay WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL7 p.m. ESPN „ NCAA Tournament, Albany, N.Y. Regional “ nal, South Carolina vs. UConn 9 p.m. ESPN „ NCAA Tournament, Albany, Spokane, Wash. Regional “ nal, Notre Dame vs. Oregon NCAA TOURNAMENT SATURDAYS REGIONAL FINAL BOX SCORES LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 78, KANSAS ST. 62LOYOLA OF CHICAGO (32-5) Krutwig 4-8 1-1 9, Richardson 7-10 3-3 23, Custer 2-8 2-2 7, Townes 4-6 5-5 13, Ingram 4-6 2-2 12, Jackson 3-3 0-0 6, Negron 0-0 0-0 0, Shanks 0-0 0-0 0, Skokna 0-0 0-0 0, Williamson 3-6 2-3 8, Satterwhite 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 27-47 15-18 78. KANSAS ST. (25-12) Sneed 6-10 0-0 16, Mawien 2-8 0-0 4, Brown 6-16 2-3 14, Stokes 4-12 4-4 13, Diarra 2-8 2-2 7, Sallah 0-1 0-0 0, Love 0-0 0-0 0, Stockard 0-0 1-2 1, McAtee 0-0 0-0 0, Wainright 1-2 0-0 2, Patrick 0-0 0-0 0, Schoen 0-0 0-0 0, McGuirl 2-9 1-1 5, Kinnamon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-66 10-12 62. Halftime„Loyola of Chicago 36-24. 3-Point Goals„Loyola of Chicago 9-18 (Richardson 6-7, Ingram 2-4, Custer 1-4, Williamson 0-3), Kansas St. 6-25 (Sneed 4-6, Diarra 1-3, Stokes 1-5, Wainright 0-1, Mawien 0-1, Brown 0-4, McGuirl 0-5). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Loyola of Chicago 35 (Ingram 8), Kansas St. 27 (Sneed 6). Assists„Loyola of Chicago 17 (Custer 5), Kansas St. 9 (Stokes 4). Total Fouls„Loyola of Chicago 15, Kansas St. 19.MICHIGAN 58, FLORIDA ST. 54FLORIDA ST. (23-12) Cofer 6-12 3-3 16, Koumadje 1-3 0-0 2, Mann 2-2 0-1 4, Angola 0-6 6-6 6, C.Walker 1-4 0-0 2, Kabengele 1-5 1-1 3, Obiagu 0-0 0-0 0, M.Walker 1-3 0-0 2, S avoy 3-11 3-3 12, Forrest 1-4 5-6 7. Totals 16-50 18-20 54. MICHIGAN (32-7) Livers 0-1 2-2 2, Wagner 3-11 6-8 12, AbdurRahkman 3-9 1-3 9, Matthews 6-14 4-6 17, Simpson 4-8 1-3 9, Teske 1-1 0-0 2, Simmons 0-0 0-0 0, Poole 0-0 0-0 0, Robinson 2-5 2-2 7. Totals 19-49 16-24 58. Halftime„Michigan 27-26. 3-Point Goals„ Florida St. 4-17 (Savoy 3-11, Cofer 1-4, M.Walker 0-1, C.Walker 0-1), Michigan 4-22 (Abdur-Rahkman 2-4, Robinson 1-4, Matthews 1-5, Livers 0-1, Simpson 0-1, Wagner 0-7). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„ Florida St. 33 (Cofer 11), Michigan 29 (Matthews 8). Assists„Florida St. 6 (Mann, Angola, Forrest 2), Michigan 8 (Simpson 5). Total Fouls„Florida St. 23, Michigan 16. PRO BASKETBALL NBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division W L PCT. GBx-Toronto 54 19 .740 „ x-Boston 49 23 .681 4 Philadelphia 42 30 .583 11 New York 26 47 .356 28 Brooklyn 23 51 .311 31Southeast Division W L Pct GBWashington 40 32 .556 „ Miami 39 34 .534 1 Charlotte 33 41 .446 8 Orlando 22 51 .301 18 Atlanta 21 52 .288 19Central Division W L Pct GBx-Cleveland 44 29 .603 „ Indiana 42 31 .575 2 Milwaukee 39 34 .534 5 Detroit 33 40 .452 11 Chicago 24 49 .329 20 WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division W L Pct GBy-Houston 59 14 .808 „ San Antonio 43 31 .581 16 New Orleans 43 31 .581 16 Dallas 22 51 .301 37 Memphis 19 54 .260 40Northwest Division W L Pct GBPortland 44 28 .611 „ Oklahoma City 44 30 .595 1 Minnesota 42 32 .568 3 Utah 41 32 .562 3 Denver 40 33 .548 4Paci“ c Division W L Pct GBy-Golden State 54 18 .750 „ L.A. Clippers 38 34 .528 16 L.A. Lakers 32 40 .444 22 Sacramento 24 49 .329 30 Phoenix 19 55 .257 36 x-clinched playoff berth; y-won divisionSaturdays GamesPhiladelphia 120, Minnesota 108 Detroit 117, Chicago 95 Orlando 105, Phoenix 99 Houston 114, New Orleans 91 L.A. Lakers 100, Memphis 93 Charlotte 102, Dallas 98Sundays GamesCleveland 121, Brooklyn 114 Milwaukee 106, San Antonio 103 Miami at Indiana, late Boston at Sacramento, late L.A. Clippers at Toronto, late New York at Washington, late Portland at Oklahoma City, late Atlanta at Houston, late Utah at Golden State, lateTodays GamesDenver at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Detroit, 7 p.m. New York at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Memphis at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Boston at Phoenix, 10 p.m.Tuesdays GamesSan Antonio at Washington, 7 p.m. Denver at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Houston, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 8 p.m. Portland at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Dallas at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Indiana at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.CAVALIERS 121, NETS 114CLEVELAND (121) James 14-19 8-10 37, Nance Jr. 1-5 0-2 2, Love 6-14 5-5 20, Calderon 1-6 0-0 3, Hill 6-11 2-2 17, Thompson 2-3 0-0 4, Hood 6-12 1-2 16, Clarkson 6-12 5-5 18, Holland 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 44-87 21-26 121. BROOKLYN (114) Carroll 5-10 6-8 18, Hollis-Jefferson 5-11 5-7 15, Allen 1-1 2-2 4, Russell 4-11 0-0 12, Crabbe 2-9 0-0 5, Cunningham 2-7 1-2 6, Dinwiddie 5-11 3-3 16, LeVert 3-9 2-2 8, Harris 11-14 2-2 30. Totals 38-83 21-26 114.CLEVELAND 28 32 27 34 „ 121 BROOKLYN 30 32 27 25 „ 1143-Point Goals„Cleveland 12-28 (Hill 3-5, Hood 3-6, Love 3-6, Calderon 1-2, Clarkson 1-3, James 1-4, Smith 0-2), Brooklyn 17-37 (Harris 6-7, Russell 4-7, Dinwiddie 3-6, Carroll 2-5, Cunningham 1-4, Crabbe 1-6, LeVert 0-2). Fouled Out„ None. Rebounds„Cleveland 49 (Love 15), Brooklyn 38 (Hollis-Jefferson, Harris 7). Assists„Cleveland 25 (James 8), Brooklyn 27 (LeVert 7). Total Fouls„Cleveland 21, Brooklyn 23. Technicals„Brooklyn coach Nets (Defensive three second). A„17,732 (17,732).BUCKS 106, SPURS 103SAN ANTONIO (103) Green 4-11 2-2 13, Anderson 3-6 0-0 6, Aldridge 12-21 10-12 34, Murray 4-9 2-2 10, Mills 1-6 1-1 4, Bertans 0-0 0-0 0, Gay 5-12 0-0 10, Gasol 10-15 2-4 22, Forbes 0-2 0-0 0, T.Parker 1-5 0-0 2, Ginobili 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 41-92 17-21 103. MILWAUKEE (106) Middleton 8-15 1-1 19, Antetokounmpo 9-16 4-5 25, Henson 5-8 0-0 10, Bledsoe 9-15 4-6 23, Terry 1-6 0-0 3, J.Parker 3-6 1-2 8, Maker 2-5 1-2 5, Zeller 0-1 0-0 0, Jennings 2-6 0-0 5, Muhammad 3-7 2-2 8, Snell 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 42-86 13-18 106.SAN ANTONIO 15 32 28 28 „ 103 MILWAUKEE 27 20 41 18 „ 1063-Point Goals„San Antonio 4-17 (Green 3-8, Mills 1-4, Murray 0-1, Forbes 0-1, Ginobili 0-1, Gay 0-1, Gasol 0-1), Milwaukee 9-27 (Antetokounmpo 3-4, Middleton 2-5, J.Parker 1-2, Bledsoe 1-3, Jennings 1-4, Terry 1-5, Maker 0-1, Muhammad 0-3). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„San Antonio 53 (Gasol 13), Milwaukee 37 (Antetokounmpo 10). Assists„San Antonio 16 (Murray, Ginobili 3), Milwaukee 27 (Bledsoe 5). Total Fouls„San Antonio 17, Milwaukee 18. Technicals„Milwaukee coach Bucks (Delay of game). A„18,717 (18,717). PRO HOCKEY NHLEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Tampa Bay 75 51 20 4 106 272 213 x-Boston 73 46 17 10 102 243 188 Toronto 75 45 23 7 97 255 213 Florida 73 38 28 7 83 223 224 Montreal 76 27 37 12 66 192 243 Detroit 75 27 37 11 65 192 233 Ottawa 74 26 37 11 63 203 262 Buffalo 75 23 40 12 58 174 248Metropolitan Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Washington 75 44 24 7 95 236 221 Pittsburgh 76 43 27 6 92 251 233 Columbus 76 42 29 5 89 215 208 Philadelphia 76 38 25 13 89 230 228 New Jersey 75 39 28 8 86 225 225 Carolina 75 33 31 11 77 208 239 N.Y. Rangers 75 33 34 8 74 219 241 N.Y. Islanders 75 31 34 10 72 242 273WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Nashville 74 48 16 10 106 239 187 Winnipeg 74 45 19 10 100 245 192 Minnesota 74 42 24 8 92 231 211 Colorado 75 41 26 8 90 239 218 St. Louis 75 42 28 5 89 209 196 Dallas 75 38 29 8 84 214 204 Chicago 76 31 36 9 71 214 234Paci“ c Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Vegas 75 47 21 7 101 250 204 San Jose 75 43 23 9 95 232 203 Anaheim 75 38 24 13 89 212 200 Los Angeles 76 41 28 7 89 221 190 Calgary 76 35 31 10 80 205 231 Edmonton 75 34 36 5 73 217 238 Vancouver 75 26 40 9 61 193 246 Arizona 75 25 39 11 61 186 241 x-clinched playoff spot; 2 points for a win, 1 for OT loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs GOLF INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF PGA TOURSWORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP DELL TECHNOLOGIES MATCH PLAYSunday at Austin Country Club, Austin, Texas Yardage: 7,108. Par: 71(Seedings in parentheses) Semi“ nalsBubba Watson (35), United States, def. Justin Thomas (2), United States, 3 and 2. Kevin Kisner (32), United States, def. Alex Noren (13), Sweden, 19 holes.Third PlaceAlex Noren (13), Sweden, def. Justin Thomas (2), United States, 5 and 3.ChampionshipBubba Watson (35), United States, def. Kevin Kisner (32), United States, 7 and 6.PGA TOURCORALES PUNTACANA RESORT & CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPSundays leaders at Corales Puntacana Resort & Club, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Purse: $3 million. Yardage: 7,670; Par: 72 (36-36)FinalBrice Garnett (300), $540,000 63-68-69-70„270 Keith Mitchell (165), $324,000 66-66-75-67„274 Kelly Kraft (105), $204,000 68-69-71-67„275 Denny McCarthy (80), $144,000 66-69-71-70„276 K.J. Choi (48), $91,688 71-68-72-66„277 Paul Dunne, $91,688 67-70-71-69„277 Harris English (48), $91,688 71-69-67-70„277 Seungsu Han, $91,688 67-67-72-71„277 Tom Lovelady (48), $91,688 69-68-68-72„277 Seamus Power (48), $91,688 68-67-71-71„277 Andrew Putnam (48), $91,688 70-68-70-69„277 Xinjun Zhang (48), $91,688 66-68-74-69„277 Abraham Ancer (30), $53,000 71-67-73-67„278 Corey Conners (30), $53,000 64-71-67-76„278 Joel Dahmen (30), $53,000 71-66-74-67„278 Martin Flores (30), $53,000 68-71-68-71„278 George McNeill (30), $53,000 67-71-69-71„278 Shawn Stefani (30), $53,000 68-72-70-68„278 Troy Matteson (28), $39,000 66-73-68-72„279 Tyler McCumber, $39,000 67-70-67-75„279 J.T. Poston (28), $39,000 72-71-69-67„279 Matt Atkins (23), $27,850 69-67-72-72„280 Tommy Gainey (23), $27,850 70-68-72-70„280 Fabin Gmez (23), $27,850 69-70-70-71„280 Trey Mullinax (23), $27,850 69-66-76-69„280 Geoff Ogilvy (23), $27,850 69-67-71-73„280 Patrick Rodgers (23), $27,850 74-65-72-69„280 Lanto Grif“ n (16), $19,521 69-68-75-69„281 Matt Jones (16), $19,521 72-67-73-69„281 Nate Lashley (16), $19,521 70-70-70-71„281 David Lingmerth (16), $19,521 70-67-75-69„281 John Merrick (16), $19,521 73-68-73-67„281 Steve Wheatcroft (16), $19,521 66-66-76-73„281 Kevin Tway (16), $19,521 67-72-68-74„281 Ryan Brehm, $13,856 73-69-71-69„282 Matt Every (11), $13,856 69-66-76-71„282 Retief Goosen (11), $13,856 70-70-69-73„282 Hunter Mahan (11), $13,856 70-65-76-71„282 Troy Merritt (11), $13,856 69-70-71-72„282 Rob Oppenheim (11), $13,856 70-71-70-71„282 Dicky Pride (11), $13,856 71-70-71-70„282 Adam Schenk (11), $13,856 70-71-69-72„282 Michael Kim (8), $10,800 68-75-69-71„283 Rory Sabbatini (8), $10,800 72-70-72-69„283 Daniel Chopra (6), $8,784 70-68-75-71„284 Ben Crane (6), $8,784 70-72-71-71„284 Santiago Rivas, $8,784 71-69-72-72„284 Harold Varner III (6), $8,784 71-70-75-68„284 Richy Werenski (6), $8,784 71-68-74-71„284 Emiliano Grillo (5), $7,305 72-68-73-72„285 David Hearn (5), $7,305 69-73-74-69„285 Vince India, $7,305 73-70-71-71„285 Fabrizio Zanotti, $7,305 71-70-71-73„285 Eric Axley (4), $6,810 72-71-72-71„286 Jonathan Byrd (4), $6,810 66-74-73-73„286 Stephan Jaeger (4), $6,810 72-68-74-72„286 Cameron Percy (4), $6,810 69-71-74-72„286 Ethan Tracy (4), $6,810 68-69-77-72„286 Chris Wood, $6,810 71-68-76-71„286 Ricky Barnes (3), $6,480 70-68-76-73„287 Augusto Nez, $6,480 70-71-74-72„287 Scott Piercy (3), $6,480 70-72-73-72„287 Brett Stegmaier (3), $6,480 72-69-73-73„287 D.J. Trahan (3), $6,480 71-72-73-71„287 John Daly (2), $6,210 73-70-71-74„288 Ken Duke (2), $6,210 67-75-73-73„288 J.J. Henry (2), $6,210 71-72-73-72„288 Mark Wilson (2), $6,210 69-72-73-74„288 Parker McLachlin (2), $6,060 73-70-73-73„289 Davis Love III (2), $5,970 71-72-72-75„290 Johnson Wagner (2), $5,970 73-70-73-74„290 Brendon de Jonge (2), $5,880 66-75-72-78„291 Julio Santos, $5,760 70-72-74-76„292 Omar Uresti (2), $5,760 71-72-71-78„292 Mike Weir (2), $5,760 72-71-73-76„292 Tim Herron (1), $5,640 73-70-73-78„294Made cut did not “ nishCameron Beckman (1), $5,520 73-70-74„217 Trevor Immelman (1), $5,520 69-74-74„217 Andrew Yun (1), $5,520 71-70-76„217 Stuart Appleby (1), $5,400 69-74-77„220 Robert Allenby (1), $5,340 73-70-78„221LPGA TOURKIA CLASSICSaturdays leaders at Aviara GC, Carlsbad, Calif. Purse: $1.8 million. Yardage: 6,609; Par: 72 (36-36) (a-denotes amateur)Third RoundEun-Hee Ji 70-68-67„205 Lizette Salas 69-67-69„205 In-Kyung Kim 67-69-69„205 Wei-Ling Hsu 72-66-68„206 Cindy LaCrosse 69-69-68„206 Caroline Hedwall 66-70-70„206 Cristie Kerr 67-64-75„206 Anna Nordqvist 71-70-66„207 Kris Tamulis 70-70-67„207 Carlota Ciganda 70-68-69„207 Jeong Eun Lee 68-69-70„207 a-Hyejin Choi 72-70-66„208 Jin Young Ko 70-72-66„208 Jane Park 71-69-68„208 Caroline Masson 70-70-68„208 Hee Young Park 66-70-72„208 Brittany Lincicome 72-72-65„209 Perrine Delacour 70-72-67„209 Bronte Law 69-72-68„209 Shanshan Feng 72-68-69„209 Lydia Ko 68-71-70„209 Thidapa Suwannapura 69-69-71„209 Lee-Anne Pace 74-69-67„210 Inbee Park 71-71-68„210 Pernilla Lindberg 71-70-69„210 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 70-71-69„210 Danielle Kang 69-69-72„210 Michelle Wie 71-72-68„211 Mirim Lee 74-68-69„211 Moriya Jutanugarn 73-69-69„211 Azahara Munoz 71-71-69„211 Caroline Inglis 72-69-70„211 Laetitia Beck 70-69-72„211 Ally McDonald 71-67-73„211 Ola“ a Kristinsdottir 73-71-68„212 Charley Hull 70-72-70„212 Ayako Uehara 71-70-71„212 Angela Stanford 72-68-72„212 Brooke M. Henderson 69-70-73„212 Minjee Lee 73-71-69„213 Nasa Hataoka 72-72-69„213 Jing Yan 72-72-69„213 Sarah Jane Smith 74-69-70„213 Mi Jung Hur 74-69-70„213 Jenny Shin 71-72-70„213 Katherine Kirk 73-69-71„213 Marina Alex 70-72-71„213 Aditi Ashok 70-72-71„213 Mariah Stackhouse 73-68-72„213 Tiffany Chan 72-69-72„213 Chella Choi 70-69-74„213 Ariya Jutanugarn 67-72-74„213 So Yeon Ryu 68-70-75„213 Lexi Thompson 70-74-70„214 Amelia Lewis 74-69-71„214 Lindy Duncan 73-69-72„214 Sei Young Kim 72-70-72„214 Megan Khang 71-71-72„214 Kim Kaufman 72-69-73„214 Kelly W Shon 69-72-73„214 Austin Ernst 69-72-73„214 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 70-70-74„214 Nicole Broch Larsen 67-72-75„214 Angel Yin 75-69-71„215 Amy Olson 74-70-71„215 Luna Sobron 73-71-71„215 Sydnee Michaels 71-73-71„215 Ryann OToole 69-75-71„215 Brittany Lang 71-71-73„215 Lindsey Weaver 70-71-74„215 Beatriz Recari 69-71-75„215 Jennifer Song 68-72-75„215 Morgan Pressel 71-73-72„216 Emma Talley 72-71-73„216 Sun Young Yoo 71-70-75„216 Wichanee Meechai 72-72-73„217 Mel Reid 71-73-73„217 Jackie Stoelting 66-78-73„217 Pornanong Phatlum 72-68-77„217 Kassidy Teare 70-73-75„218 Brianna Do 72-70-76„218 Peiyun Chien 70-73-76„219 Mina Harigae 71-72-77„220PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSRAPISCAN SYSTEMS CLASSICSaturdays leaders at Fallen Oak, Biloxi, Miss. Purse: $1.6 million. Yardage: 7,088; Par: 72Second RoundSteve Stricker 68-69„137 Jeff Sluman 71-67„138 Joe Durant 66-72„138 Stephen Ames 71-68„139 Billy Andrade 69-70„139 David McKenzie 69-71„140 Jesper Parnevik 70-71„141 Jerry Smith 74-68„142 Tim Petrovic 73-69„142 Scott McCarron 72-70„142 Scott Parel 72-70„142 Kevin Johnson 71-71„142 Mark Calcavecchia 67-75„142 Russ Cochran 73-70„143 Fran Quinn 74-69„143 Tom Lehman 71-72„143 Mike Goodes 71-72„143 Gene Sauers 70-73„143 Wes Short, Jr. 70-73„143 Billy Mayfair 69-74„143 Vijay Singh 73-71„144 Michael Bradley 73-71„144 Olin Browne 73-71„144 Tom Byrum 72-72„144 Michael Allen 71-73„144 Todd Hamilton 71-73„144 Rod Spittle 71-73„144 Fred Funk 73-72„145 Ken Tanigawa 73-72„145 Scott Dunlap 73-72„145 Paul Claxton 72-73„145 Carlos Franco 72-73„145 Bernhard Langer 71-74„145 Lee Janzen 73-73„146 Colin Montgomerie 74-72„146 Brian Henninger 75-71„146 Dan Forsman 72-74„146 Tom Pernice Jr. 71-75„146 Glen Day 70-76„146 Brandt Jobe 73-74„147 Kevin Sutherland 74-73„147 Jeff Maggert 74-73„147 Woody Austin 76-71„147 Kent Jones 77-70„147 Miguel Angel Jimnez 72-76„148 Steve Pate 75-73„148 Steve Flesch 76-72„148 Jerry Kelly 70-78„148 Corey Pavin 73-76„149 Esteban Toledo 76-73„149 Paul Broadhurst 71-78„149 Duffy Waldorf 76-73„149 Tommy Armour III 71-78„149 Tommy Tolles 77-72„149 Rocco Mediate 75-75„150 David Frost 75-75„150 Mark Brooks 76-74„150 Jay Don Blake 78-72„150 Scott Verplank 80-70„150 Joey Sindelar 74-77„151 Bob Tway 75-76„151 Bart Bryant 79-72„151 Willie Wood 80-72„152 Steve Lowery 75-78„153 John Huston 78-76„154 Larry Mize 78-76„154 John Inman 79-75„154 P.H. Horgan III 79-75„154 Kirk Triplett 77-78„155 Ian Woosnam 79-76„155 Blaine McCallister 77-79„156 Larry Nelson 78-79„157 Dick Mast 76-83„159 Grant Waite 80-80„160 Mike Reid 82-78„160 Jim Thorpe 83-77„160 Jim Gallagher, Jr. 81-81„162 Danny Edwards 85-78„163WEB.COM TOURCHITIMACHA LOUISIANA OPENSaturdays leaders at Le Triomphe G&CC, Broussard, La. Purse: $550,000. Yardage: 7,067; Par: 71 (36-35)Third RoundJulin Etulain 62-70-66„198 Ben Kohles 68-68-67„203 Max Homa 65-68-70„203 Curtis Luck 69-65-70„204 Taylor Moore 65-67-72„204 Mark Anderson 72-68-65„205 Carlos Ortiz 72-67-66„205 Daniel Mazziotta 67-71-67„205 Justin Lower 65-73-67„205 Kyle Jones 69-69-67„205 Michael Johnson 69-68-68„205 Jos Toledo 64-71-70„205 Joey Garber 64-70-71„205 Adam Svensson 63-77-66„206 Steve Marino 67-68-71„206 Jonathan Hodge 67-73-67„207 Jos de J Rodrguez 69-71-67„207 Sam Burns 69-69-69„207 Sungjae Im 65-71-71„207 Rick Lamb 65-70-72„207 Peter Tomasulo 72-69-67„208 Michael Gellerman 68-73-67„208 Scott Langley 71-69-68„208 Michael Hebert 69-70-69„208 Erik Barnes 72-67-69„208 Mark Hubbard 68-71-69„208 Grant Leaver 70-68-70„208 Brett Drewitt 70-67-71„208 Grady Brame Jr. 67-70-71„208 Jamie Arnold 68-73-68„209 Tim Wilkinson 74-67-68„209 Josh Teater 68-73-68„209 Henrik Norlander 71-70-68„209 Justin Hueber 70-71-68„209 Chip Lynn 68-72-69„209 D.H. Lee 69-71-69„209 Rhein Gibson 70-69-70„209 Chad Collins 70-68-71„209 Anders Albertson 69-69-71„209 Jim Knous 68-69-72„209 Wade Bin“ eld 71-66-72„209 Kyoung-Hoon Lee 70-67-72„209 Bio Kim 73-68-69„210 Chase Wright 70-70-70„210 Kramer Hickok 71-69-70„210 Alex Prugh 72-68-70„210 Mito Pereira 71-69-70„210 Willy Wilcox 71-68-71„210 Jared Wolfe 69-69-72„210 Tag Ridings 71-67-72„210 Ben Taylor 72-69-70„211 Chris Smith 68-73-70„211 Will Zalatoris 71-69-71„211 Bo Hoag 73-67-71„211 Maverick McNealy 71-68-72„211 Bryan Bigley 68-71-72„211 Albin Choi 69-70-72„211 Joseph Bramlett 69-70-72„211 Brian Rowell 68-70-73„211 Wyndham Clark 68-70-73„211 Kevin Dougherty 68-70-73„211 Carlos Sainz Jr 71-70-71„212 Derek Ernst 66-73-73„212 Chris Thompson 67-74-73„214 Hank Lebioda 71-66-77„214 Chris Baker 70-71-74„215 Patrick Newcomb 70-70-75„215 Martin Trainer 67-71-77„215 Roger Sloan 68-73-76„217 Ryan Yip 69-71-79„219 SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Columbus 3 0 1 10 8 3 New York City FC 3 0 1 10 8 3 New York Red Bulls 2 1 0 6 7 1 Atlanta United FC 2 1 0 6 7 6 Philadelphia 1 0 1 4 2 0 New England 1 1 1 4 4 5 Montreal 1 2 0 3 4 5 D.C. 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Lakers at Charlotte 11 223 New York at Philadelphia 5 223 Denver at Minnesota Off Off Memphis at Phoenix Off Off BostonCOLLEGE BASKETBALLTodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at San Francisco 3 North TexasTuesdayUtah Pk Western Kentucky Penn State 2 Mississippi StateNext SaturdayMichigan 5 Loyola Of ChicagoNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago Off San Jose Off at Carolina -195 Ottawa +180 at Toronto -285 Buffalo +255 Florida -140 at NY Islanders +130 Washington -165 at NY Rangers +155 at Montreal -150 Detroit +140 at Tampa Bay -290 Arizona +260 at Vegas -170 Colorado +158 at Los Angeles -188 Calgary +173 Updated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Optioned OF Austin Hays to Bowie (EL). BOSTON RED SOX „ Optioned 1B Sam Travis to Pawtucket (IL). Agreed to terms with C Christian Vazquez on a four-year contract. CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Released 1B/DH Mike Napoli, who accepted assignment to Columbus (IL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS „ Assigned RHPs Mike Broadway, Clay Buchholz and Seth Maness; INFs Humberto Arteaga and Frank Schwindel and OFs Billy Burns and Tyler Collins. MINNESOTA TWINS „ Released INF Erick Aybar. SEATTLE MARINERS „ Optioned LHP Ariel Miranda to Tacoma (PCL). Reassigned C Tuffy Gosewisch, INF Zach Vincej and RHP Ryan Cook to minor league camp. Signed LHP Wade LeBlanc to a one-year contract.National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS „ Optioned OF Yasmany Tomas to Reno (PCL). ATLANTA BRAVES „ Released LHP Scott Kazmir. CHICAGO CUBS „ Released OF Peter Bourjos. CINCINNATI REDS „ Optioned INF Alex Blandino and LHP Cody Reed to Louisville (IL). Reassigned C Tony Cruz and INF/OFs Brandon Dixon and Sebastian Elizalde to minor league camp. Released OF Ben Revere. Claimed LHP Justin Nicolino off waivers from Miami. Signed LHP Kevin Canelon to a minor league contract. COLORADO ROCKIES „ Optioned RHP Jairo Diaz to Albuquerque. Reassigned RHP Brooks Pounders, LHP Harrison Musg rave and INF Daniel Castro to minor league camp. NEW YORK METS „ Signed LHP Fernando Abad to a minor league contract. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Signed 2B Scott Kingery to a six-year contract. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Released RHP Jason Motte. SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Signed OF Edwin Moreno and C Arturo Nieto to minor league contracts. WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Released RHP Jeremy Hellickson. Optioned INF Adrian Sanchez and INF/OF Matt Reynolds to Syracuse (IL).BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationCHICAGO BULLS „ Waived F Jaylen Johnson. Signed F CJ Fair.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueNEW YORK JETS „ Signed WR Terrelle Pryor.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueBUFFALO SABRES „ Signed D Will Borgen to a three-year entry level contract. CAROLINA HURRICANES „ Recalled F Warren Foegele from Charlotte (AHL). CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS „ Recalled F Victor Ejdsell from Rockford (AHL) on an emergency basis. Agreed to terms with F Dylan Sikura on a two-year contract. OTTAWA SENATORS „ Recalled G Chris Driedger and D Cody Donaghey from Brampton (ECHL) to Belleville (AHL). Assigned G Marcus Hogberg and D Macoy Erkamps from Belleville to Brampton. ST. LOUIS BLUES „ Reassigned F Samuel Blais and G Ville Husso to San Antonio (AHL).American Hockey LeagueSAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE „ Reassigned G Joe Cannata and F Julien Nantel to Colorado (ECHL).ECHLECHL „ Suspended Tulsa RW Alexandre Ranger one game. ALLEN AMERICANS „ Released G Josh Messick as emergency backup. Added G Thomas Hodges as emergency backup. BRAMPTON BEAST „ Signed F Jeff Murray. GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS „ Released Fs Ryan Ferrill and Guillaume Naud. Signed G Braeden Ostepchuk. MANCHESTER MONARCHS „ Signed D Derek Pratt to an amateur tryout agreement. ORLANDO SOLAR BEARS „ Loaned D Nolan Valleau to Milwaukee (AHL). SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS „ Signed F Trevor Olson.COLLEGESMIDDLE TENNESSEE „ Named Nick McDevitt mens basketball coach. SOUTHERN CAL „ Named Eric Mobley assistant mens basketball coach.Have a local sporting event you would like to have included in our schedule? Email details to Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at paul.jenkins@dailycommercial. com. HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Ocala Christian at Wildwood, 6 p.m. Windermere Prep at Umatilla, 6:30 p.m. The Villages at West Port, 6:30 p.m. South Lake at Tavares, 7 p.m. GIRLS LACROSSE Orlando Edgewater at East Ridge, 6 p.m. South Lake at Windermere, 6 p.m. SOFTBALL First Academy of Leesburg at Hernando Christian, 4 p.m. Mount Dora at Mount Dora Christian, 6 p.m. Ocala Christian at Wildwood, 6 p.m. Tavares at Leesburg, 7 p.m. TENNIS Mount Dora Christian at Mount Dora, 3:15 p.m.TODAYS LOCAL SCHEDULE Associated PressMARTINSVILLE, Va. „ The NASCAR Cup Series race at Martins-ville Speedway has been postponed until today because of inclement weather.Rain and light snow started falling Saturday afternoon and continued into the night, creating dangerous driving con-ditions on nearby roads and leaving little chance of getting the track cleared and dry enough to race Sunday.Cup Series driver Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. tweeted a picture of the track late Saturday and later thanked fellow driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. for clearing snow off the satellite dish atop his motorhome.There was no qualifying session for the Cup Series because of a wintry mix that moved through the Virginia area and halted the Truck Series race after just 23 laps Saturday.The Truck Series race will resume at 11 a.m. today, followed by the Cup Series race at 2 p.m.Rain, snow postpones NASCAR race at MartinsvilleRain falls cancelling the NASCAR Trucks Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Saturday. 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PAGE 13 | Monday, March 26, 2018 B3By Doug FeinbergAP Basketball WriterALBANY, N.Y. „ Geno Auriemma has built a pro-gram at UConn over the past two decades where anything less than winning a national championship is considered a failure.Thats what happens when you win 11 titles in 22 years.The undefeated Huskies will face defending cham-pion South Carolina on tonight with a trip to the Final Four at stake.The expectation level is so high, but we created it,Ž said Auriemma, who is trying to reach a record 11th straight Final Four. Believe me, Im far from complaining.ŽThe Hall of Fame coach joked that if the Huskies dont win a championship this season after falling short last year hell have to move and start shopping at different places. If they dont beat South Carolina on tonight they may not be allowed back in the state.That said, the Huskies dont feel any added pres-sure facing the Gamecocks as they are used to it.The day you sign your letter of intent, every game you play. Theres no getting around that,Ž Auriemma said of the pressure his team constantly faces. Every-where we go when people play us, were playing Connecticut. Thats what these kids live with every day.Ž The Albany Regional final will pit the past two NCAA champions which is a rare occurrence. Its the first time the previous two national champions have met in the NCAA Tournament since 1997 when UConn faced Tennessee.Youve got the defend-ing champs versus the ones been keeping the trophy in the case for a while,Ž South Carolina star Aja Wilson said. It definitely does feel like one of those games and I think Albany has a great atmosphere. Its a lot of blue up here.Ž Albany led attendance in the Sweet 16 with more than 10,000 fans coming to watch Fri-days semifinals. More than 8,500 tickets were sold as of Saturday after-noon for tonights game.To see just a packed house like this, it shows how the growth of the game has changed and thats something that we want and if UConn and South Carolina is a big game matchup that brings people together to watch the game, hey, we are going to do our best to stay within our system and play it,Ž Wilson added.The Huskies had their 111-game winning streak and run of four straight titles end in the Final Four last year with a loss to Mississippi State. The Gamecocks went on to beat their SEC rival for the title.They are just a team thats on a mission,Ž South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said. Theyre probably more hungry than theyve ever been because they didnt win the national champi-onship last year, but that also puts them in a place in which it is unfamiliar for them. Theyre used to being the defending national champions.ŽSouth Carolina and UConn met on Feb. 1 and UConn won by 25 points. Both teams expect this to be a very different game.One thing that was brought up yesterday we like to think were not the same team that played in February,Ž said UConn senior Kia Nurse. Everyone gets better as the season goes on and it should be a good game either way.Ž Wilson was just 4-for-18 in that game and she has been nearly unstoppable since, leading the Gamecocks to an 11-2 mark. I think we have a lot more contribu-tion from everyone. I think everybodys confidence has increased and just the growth of this team has gotten a lot better since February,Ž the threetime SEC player of the year said.I think the SEC Tournament kind of really showed that and thats good. We need that going in, especially being in this tournament and not nec-essarily playing against UConn, but just in this tournament as a whole. I think our young ones really have grown up in different ways mentally, and thats what you need. So I think the biggest thing is just our growth.ŽTheyll need it to beat UConn for the first time. The Huskies have won all six meetings, all by double digits.South Carolina, UConn play for Final Four berthConnecticuts Crystal Danger“ eld (5) and Katie Lou Samuelson (33) celebrate a 3-point basket by Gabby Williams (15) during the “ rst half in a regional semi“ nal against Duke on Saturday in Albany, N.Y. [FRANK FRANKLIN II/ AP] By Barry WilnerThe Associated PressORLANDO, Fla. „ The national anthem is going to be a hot topic at the NFL owners meetings.Just dont expect any far-ranging decisions to be made.Judging by the comments Sunday from the Texans Robert McNair and the Jets Christopher Johnson, the debate among the 32 owners could be confrontational.McNair, who last year made an analogy of inmates running the prison about players demonstra-tions during the anthem, remains adamant that everyone should stand for the The Star-Spangled Banner.ŽOur playing field is not the place for political statements, not the place for religious statements,Ž McNair said. Its the place for football.ŽJohnson, acting owner of the Jets with his brother, Woody, serving as ambas-sador to the United Kingdom, took a far dif-ferent tack.I have immense respect for the players and their efforts,Ž Christopher Johnson said. I think if other teams approached it like that, it would not be such a problem in the NFL.I cant speak to how other people run their teams, but I just think that trying to forcibly get the players to shut up is a fantastically bad idea.ŽWhile the social protests players made last season will be a topic here, reaching an agreement on language in the leagues policy regarding behavior during the anthem is highly unlikely. Owners will meet again in May in Atlanta, and with so much other business to attend in the next three days, the anthem issue figures to extend until then.I dont know if itll be a vote or just a new policy coming out,Ž Giants owner John Mara said. I think we cant go much beyond the May meeting before coming up with some sort of resolution to that.ŽMcNair and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones are among the leaders of the move to ban any demonstrations during the anthem. McNair drew strong criticism from a variety of players after making his inmatesŽ comment last fall.Were going to deal with it in such a way, I think, that people will understand that we want everybody to respect our country, respect our flag,Ž McNair said Sunday. And our playing fields, thats not the place for political statements.Fans are upset about it. The fans are our customers. You can replace the owners and the league would survive. You can replace the players, although the game wont be as good. You cant replace the fans. If you dont have the fans, youre dead.ŽJohnson was more will-ing to search for answers to the anthem issue while also not wanting the play-ers messages to be lost. He doesnt favor seeing the policy changed to having the players remain in the locker room until after the anthem is played, which has been discussed. I think thats a particularly bad idea,Ž Johnson said.What about changing the language to the play-ers must stand?I dont agree with that either, but Im only one of 32 owners,Ž he added. I think that the Jets had a pretty great thing happen last year around the anthem. I think there was an under-standing between me and the players that we could use our position rightly or wrongly, people pay attention to teams and athletes but we could use our position to get some great stuff done off the field. I think we have done some great things off the field.ŽAnother off-field topic is the sale of the Carolina Panthers. Jerry Richardson announced in December that he was selling following allegations of workplace misconduct.Hes going to sell the team,Ž McNair said of the 81-year-old Richardson. Hes had all kinds of health problems. ... I dont know all the details, but I know he has some good prospective buyers that appear to be qualified.ŽAs for investigations into Richardsons behav-ior, McNair defended his fellow owner, also citing instances when the Texans faced similar accusations.Anthem will be hot topic at owners meetings


B4 Monday, March 26, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comthe latest to take his turn in the spotlight on a team which doesn't lean on one star."It's because we all believe in each other," said Clayton Custer, who had seven points and five assists. "For me and Ben and everybody, we're just a bunch of guys that everybody laughed at us when we thought we were going to play Division I basketball. Nobody thought we could do any of this."Richardson had scored a combined 14 points in the Ramblers' first three tourna-ment wins. Saturday night was his time to lead."We've got so many unself-ish guys, and we have so many weapons," Richardson said. "And like we've been saying, it can be anybody's night. We've shown that so far this tourna-ment. Each one of these guys has had a big night."They have, and the Ramblers are getting attention for what they're doing on the court „ not just for the lov-able Sister Jean.There were no doubters left in the Kansas State locker room."They are a really good team," Wildcats guard Cart-ier Diarra said. "They are really disciplined. We had no answer for them. So all credit to them, they are a great team and hopefully they make it all the way." LOYOLAFrom Page B1to regain control. Thomas didn't make another birdie until the par-5 16th, and by then it was too late. Watson made his birdie from 3 feet for a 3-and-2 victory.Thomas said he was too consumed with what was at stake in the semifinals."I haven't had such a hard time not thinking about something so much. And that really sucked," Thomas said. "I couldn't stop thinking about it, to be perfectly honest. And I think you're constantly getting questions about it with the media. But I need to be mentally stronger than that, and understand that it's just a match."Noren beat Thomas in the consolation match, 5 and 3. One year after Watson dis-appeared from among the elite in golf, he has won his last two starts. He was No. 117 in the world when he arrived at Riviera, where he won for the third time in his career. With his 11th victory on the PGA Tour, he now is back up to No. 21.And the two-time Masters champion added his name to the growing list of contenders at Augusta National."I'm looking forward to it, and hopefully I can get this focus and my putter rolling like it is," Watson said.Watson played 109 holes over seven matches, going to the 18th hole just once when he halved his match with Julian Suri on Friday. Through it all, he said he wasn't committed to only four or five shots. He was hitting high draws, low cuts, all the shots he created as a kid in the Flor-ida Panhandle when he was just a boy with a club and a wild imagination.He wouldn't have imagined such an easy time against Kisner in the all-Georgia Bulldogs final that ended with the fabled "dog license" score in match play. A dog license in Britain used to cost seven shillings, six pence (referred to as 7 and 6).Watson holed a 10-foot birdie on the opening hole, and then Kisner took care of the rest. His drive was short and to the right on the hill at No. 2, and he did well to get it just short of the green, failing to get up-and-down. Kisner then hit just inside the hazard and had to play up short of another hazard. Then, he found a bunker on the par-3 fourth hole. His next drive went right into the trees on the reachable par-4 fifth.Watson missed his short birdie putt to win the sixth hole, but not to worry. Kisner's next shot bounced off a spectator's head and next to a fence, and he had to chip off loose soil across the green for another bogey. This can happen in match play, and Kisner saw it Saturday in his 8-and-6 victory over Ian Poulter. "I don't know what was going on. It was just piti-ful," Kisner said. "I've just got to forget this 12 holes and get back to working on the things that got me here."Even in a final match that lacked any drama, Watson still managed to shed a few tears. His mother was with him in the gallery on the weekend, and they shared a warm embrace after he made a 7-foot birdie putt on the 12th hole to win the match."It's crazy to think about it," Watson said. "I've got two World Golf Championships, and two majors. It's unbelievable to think about that, giving my mom a hug. Six years old, having one golf club for a year, no lessons. I can sit here and make up sto-ries all day, but it's absolutely remarkable that I'm able to life a trophy like this." As for that vacation?Watson was cryptic as ever."I'm going on vacation tomorrow, no matter if it's at home or wherever it is, it's vacation," he said. "Golf clothes will not be seen until next Saturday." GOLFFrom Page B118 free throws compared to 35 for Villanova to miss a chance to play for a championship in its home state."We knew they were a great 3-point shooting team and talented players, but we also knew how tough they were," Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said. "We knew the identity of their team was the tough-ness and physicality, and that proved to be true."The teams matched each other with 33 percent shooting from the floor „ Villanova's lowest since 2015 „ and the Wildcats made just 4 of 24 from beyond the arc. One of the most prolific 3-point shooting teams in NCAA his-tory, they need seven to set a Division I single-season record.They'll get that chance in the Final Four."Wasn't really a pretty offensive game. But we played pretty good defensively too," said Villanova coach Jay Wright, whose team spent eight weeks in two different stints as the No. 1 team in The Associated Press Top 25 this season."That's why I give Texas Tech credit, they did a great job," Wright said. "But we don't rely on our shooting. There's a lot more to the game. Our guys take pride in that. We never worry about missing shots. It's fun when they go in, but we don't worry about missing them." KANSAS 85, DUKE 81OMAHA, Neb. „ Malik Newman and top-seeded Kansas got past their Elite Eight road block on Sunday, knocking off second-seeded Duke 85-81 in overtime in a thrilling Midwest Region finale that clinched the Jayhawks' first trip to the Final Four since 2012.Newman scored all 13 of the Jayhawks' points in overtime and finished with a career-high 32 to lead Kansas (31-7). The Jayhawks will face fellow top seed Villanova in San Antonio on Saturday after snapping a two-game losing skid in the regional finals.This was college basketball at its best „ two blue bloods trading blows for 45 minutes in what was arguably the best game of the tournament so far, one that featured 18 lead changes and 11 ties.But Newman drilled his fifth and final 3 from the corner to make it 81-78 with 1:49 left. Newman followed with four straight free throws, and the Jayhawks defense stiffened enough to knock the favored Blue Devils out of the tournament.Trevon Duval scored 20 points for Duke. Freshman star and future lottery pick Marvin Bagley added 16 points and 10 rebounds in what could have been his final game for Duke (29-8), which fell shy its first Final Four trip since win-ning the national title in 2015.Grayson Allen had 12 points for the Blue Devils, but the senior's 10-foot bank shot at the regulation buzzer went in and then out of the rim before spinning away to force overtime. FINAL 4From Page B1Sports Illustrated reported in December that he was tip-ping his pitches, citing an unnamed Astros player.Obviously, the Astros are a great, strong team. So I dont really know, to be honest, if they knew my pitches,Ž Darvish said through an inter-preter after his first spring start with the Cubs. They could simply be a good, strong team. And then I think part of it was me not being at the top level in the World Series.ŽBut Darvish worked on being more deceptive over the winter.Ive tried various things to keep consistency and mix up pitches and throw from the same slot,Ž he said. Ive tried many things throughout this offseason to make adjust-ments for that.ŽNo one around Chicago seems too concerned so far. With pitching coach Jim Hickey, special assistant to baseball operations Jim Bene-dict, hitting coach Chili Davis and manager Joe Maddon, the Cubs have plenty of experi-enced eyes on Darvish.Hickey had a successful run under Maddon as the pitching coach in Tampa Bay, Benedict spent the previous two seasons as the vice president for pitching development for Miami and Davis played in the majors for 19 years. I dont even know to what extent that was overblown. Were going to find out,Ž Maddon said. But we have our own internal methods to try to fix things.ŽDarvish has some company. Kershaw, a three-time NL Cy Young Award winner with the Dodgers, said he worked through some pitch-tipping issues early in his career, and Maddon said almost every game someone thinks they picked up something with the opposing pitcher „ to varying degrees of success.Kershaw said the best defense is the people around you.I think guys are really good at picking that stuff up, so really you just need to have good teammates or good coaches that can pick that stuff up that can help you fix it if you need it,Ž he said.From a hitters perspective, pitch tipping is sometimes found in pre-series scouting. It also comes up in the dugout during the game, and some players have reputations for their ability to pick up the subtle differences. Maddon singled out former major leaguers Eddie Perez and Jim Edmonds for their expertise.Sometimes hitters get it wrong, leading to some fool-ish swings at the plate. And sometimes it doesnt matter.Theres times where well see it, but were not too sure the opponent does,Ž Francona said. Then you kind of are like is it worth, guys out there throwing a shutout. Its a balance, but we try to keep track of it because some of these teams are really good at it and if they know whats coming theyre going to be much better hitters.Ž MLBFrom Page B1 By Beth HarrisAP Sports WriterLOS ANGELES „ Michigan is headed to its first Final Four in five years with another upset-minded opponent waiting.The Wolverines (32-7) have tamped down three consecutive teams with designs on pulling surprises „ No. 6 seed Houston, No. 7 Texas A&M and No. 9 Florida State.Now theyll face the most improbable opponent of all „ 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago in San Antonio. I dont think any of us cares about rankings, seedings or none of that,Ž forward Moe Wagner said.Its about who is going to play better. They must be a really good team, thats why theyre in the Final Four, and thats all that matters.ŽThe third-seeded Wolverines withstood their own poor shooting to beat Florida State 58-54 and win the West Region title on Saturday night for their 13th straight victory. They havent lost since Feb. 6 against Northwestern.Loyola (32-5) made a stunning run through the South, beating Kansas State 78-62 in the regional final to equal the lowest-seeded team ever to reach the Final Four.The Ramblers have Sister Jean, too. Their 98-year-old team chaplain, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, has been a social media and TV sensation during the tournament.Not that West Regional Most Valuable Player Charles Mat-thews had a clue.I dont know who Sister Jean is, no disrespect,Ž he said. Not so for Wagner, the 6-foot-11 forward plucked out of Ger-many by coach John Beilein. I know that she didnt have Loyola-Chicago in the Elite Eight,Ž Wagner said. I know that.Ž Wolverines forward Isaiah Livers knows one of Loyolas players, having played AAU basketball against each other in Chicago.Ive been watching them. Theyre a really good team,Ž he said. From now on, youre going to play nothing but good teams. Theyre here for a reason.ŽSo are the Wolverines, whose NCAA Tournament victories have involved wild swings. They scored 99 points in the regional semifinal and 58 in the final, a 41-point swing that is the largest two-game scoring difference by any team in this years tournament.After beating No. 14 Montana by 14 points in the first round, Michigan escaped by 1 against Houston on Jordan Pooles 3-pointer at the buzzer.The Wolverines trounced Texas A&M by 27 points in the regional semifinals, hitting 10 of their 14 3-pointers in the first half.Michigan got into a close one against the Seminoles, clinging to a 55-52 lead with 1:14 remaining. The Wolverines made 3 of 5 free throws in the closing seconds to hang on for their school-record 32nd win.I feel like we all believe in one another, but that is the special thing about this group of guys,Ž Matthews said. We just take everything one day at a time and we stay connected through it all. When you have guys like that who are truly your brothers, anythings possible.ŽAfter playing in front of 19,665 mostly pro-Michigan fans in Los Angeles, the Wol-verines can likely expect much of the country to be rooting against them in San Antonio.Loyola-Chicago, those people should be so proud of that team and come out strong,Ž Beilein said. Loyolas going to sell every ticket they can get. Well, Mich-igans going to sell every ticket we can get, too.ŽMichigan heads to Final Four in role of upset stopper Michigan forward Moritz Wagner, foreground, and teammates celebrate after defeating Florida State 58-54 in the Elite 8 on Saturday in Los Angeles. [ALEX GALLARDO/AP]


DEAR ABBY: My ex-wife and I were married for 29 years. Then she had an affair with a co-worker's husband. Now that we're divorced, she thinks we should be the best of friends! If she has car, money or any other type of problems, she thinks I should help her. In the divorce, I kept the home, the furnishings, etc. She left with only a few things that were her mother's and her clothing. She drops by unannounced, and wants to visit or watch television. I'm bafed. If she wanted out of the marriage and to have nothing to do with me, why is she still in my life? Granted, we have two daughters. One is 22, and the other, who is 10, lives with her. She texts me about how her day has been, or if she's having problems at work or in life in general. I have been kind to her, not wanting to put too much stress on my youngest child. What should I do? -CONFUSED IN TEXAS DEAR CONFUSED: Your ex is no longer your life companion. She shouldn't be acting as if you are. Have an honest conversation with her and create some boundaries. She should not assume she can drop by unannounced and expect you to solve her problems or comment on her day. Tell her you need your space and not to drop by without calling rst because you may be busy or going out. You can still be a loving and involved father to your 10-year-old without doing anything more than co-parenting with your ex, but only if you draw the line. DEAR ABBY: I'm 13 and I have a boyfriend, "Donald." We have a strong relationship for someone our age. My friends all say they can't see us breaking up. I'm not sure about this though. The problem is, his mom recently invited me to dinner. And I had to turn the offer down. You see, I'm not allowed to date, and if my parents knew, I'd be switched to an all-girls boarding school. I always feel like I'm letting Donald down because his mom has made this offer more than once. He has never once complained, but I have no clue what to do. -CLUELESS TEEN DEAR CLUELESS TEEN: Here's what you do. Be totally truthful. Ask Donald to explain to his mother that as much as you would like to come to dinner, you cannot do that because your parents feel you are too young to date. Then take a rain check until your parents meet Donald and agree that it's all right for you to see him and accept his mother's invitation.DEAR ABBY: The world is changing quickly thanks to the digital technology available to us. We all understand the importance of an RSVP, attendance at a celebration and a gift to the host on a mailed-out invitation. What do you think about Facebook invitations to wedding receptions, graduation parties, etc.? Most are sent out to masses of friends on the person's friends list. Do you consider those to be ofcial invitations, requiring an RSVP, attendance and gift? -WAITING FOR MY SNAIL MAIL DEAR WAITING: Regardless of how the invitation is delivered, the polite response is to accept or refuse and not keep the sender hanging. If you choose to attend, a gift would be in order if the occasion requires one. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS Despite their divorce, ex-wife treats man like a best friend license tocruise...Place your auto ad in the and watch it go! Call Classieds Today!352-314-FAST (3278) HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018:This year you enter a period where you feel more put together than you have in a long time. Your nances could swing up and down after May. You are likely to have some wonderful opportunities emerge. Double-check any agreement you sign. If you are single, others are drawn to you. This fall through your next birthday will prove to be prime time for meeting someone of interest. If you are attached, you and your sweetie might opt to change the nancial structure you have created together. Some couples will be greeting a new addition to their family. LEO knows how to re you up. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You might be vested in a certain outcome with a creative project. An unexpected curveball forces you to rethink a decision. Many people would be more cautious moving forward. However, you are likely to continue at the same speed. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20)Deal with a domestic issue before it deals with you. Your ability to see the long-term advantages and loopholes needs to come into play in order to reach a goal. Open up to better communication and understanding. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Your need to possess dwindles quickly during the day. You will have some time to think through your recent behavior and decisions. Conversations will be mellow but noteworthy. Invite a friend out to dinner to work through a recurring problem. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You wake up with energy. Refuse to take offense to someone elses sharp or sarcastic comment; otherwise, you are likely to feel unusually burdened by it. Move on. Listen to a suggestion, and check your budget before taking action. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You could be surprised by what is going on around a child or loved one. Use a sudden unleashing of energy to allow more intellectual and emotional exibility into your life. Good ideas seem to naturally appear if you open up and share more with others. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You could be in a situation that allows greater give-and-take. A partner might be unpredictable yet also a source of energy. The faster you handle a problem, the better youll feel. Resolve any issue that could rear its ugly head. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You could be in a position where you need to come to terms with a change of attitude from a key person in your life. You might wonder what would happen if you were to turn a personal issue around. Find out! You will be pleasantly surprised. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Be more in tune with what others seem to need. Make an effort to give more of yourself, and witness the difference it makes. You might opt to be more available or sensitive to certain people, especially in the work arena. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You could make a change, though you might feel as if someone has forced it upon you. Listen to what is being said, and youll receive important feedback on what is going on. Open up to serious discussions, and do your best to grasp all points of view. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Approach a problem with the expectation of resolving it. You might feel as if you need to honor a fast change. Listen to the feedback that heads in your direction. Your home life is likely to be affected. Remain direct yet sensitive when dealing with others. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You could be more explosive than you are aware. If the unexpected occurs, center yourself. Be careful around mechanical equipment, as you could be accident-prone. Avoid any major purchases involved with communication as well. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Follow through on an important matter involving your budget and communication; otherwise, you could make a costly mistake. Double-check your funds and count your change. Make an effort to return a call that you have been avoiding. | Monday, March 26, 2018 B5 TODAY IS MONDAY, MARCH 26, the 85th day of 2018. There are 280 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY: On March 26, 1945, during World War II, Iwo Jima was fully secured by U.S. forces following a nal, desperate attack by Japanese soldiers. Former British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, 82, died in Ty Newydd, Llanystumdwy, Wales. ON THIS DATE: In 1917, the Seattle Metropolitans became the rst U.S. team to win the Stanley Cup as they defeated the Montreal Canadiens in Game 4 of the nals by a score of 9-1. In 1934 Britain enacted a Road Trac Act reimposing a 30 mile-per-hour speed limit in "built-up areas" and requiring driving tests for new motorists. In 1958, the U.S. Army launched America's third successful satellite, Explorer 3. "The Bridge on the River Kwai" won seven Academy Awards, including best picture of 1957. In 1967, Pope Paul VI issued an encyclical, "Populorum Progressio," on "the progressive development of peoples," in which he expressed concern for those trying to escape hunger, poverty, endemic disease and ignorance. In 1992 a judge in Indianapolis sentenced former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson to six years in prison for raping a Miss Black America contestant. (Tyson ended up serving three years.)



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