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SPORTS | B1ALL-STAR GAME GIVES SENIORS ONE LAST CHANCE TO SHINE AT HOME Opinion .......................A9 Weather ......................A10 Sports...........................B1 Drive ...........................C1 Comics ........................C4 Diversions ....................C5 Volume 142, Issue 89 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Friday, March 30, 2018 75 ¢ YOUR FORECAST: A fair weekend, with partly sunny skies and a high of 77 Saturday and a chance of a thunderstorm Sunday. LOU HOLTZ SPEAKS: Hall of Fame coach Lou Holtz speaks at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Dora Christian Academy gymnasium. Details: EASTER EGG HUNTS: At Dade Battle“ eld Historic State Park, Eustis Memorial Library, W.T. Bland Library and at Kirk Park in Montverde, all on Saturday.WEEKEND GLANCE Prosecutors seeking death penalty in murder caseBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield @dailycommercial.comTAVARES … Wild BillŽ Roberts, charged with killing his girlfriend in December and riding around with her body in the trunk for four days, told a judge Thursday he wanted to fire his attorney, represent himself and go to trial in June.Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the firstdegree murder case.Roberts, who has a long, violent criminal history, told Circuit Judge Mark Nacke he had a conflictŽ with his court-appointed attorney, Candace Hawthorne.He said he was not suicidal and is not angry with the guards at the jail. But that right there, thats got my temperature to the boiling point,Ž he said, pointing to Hawthorne.Roberts, 56, was arrested on Dec. 21 following a highspeed, early morning car chase down State Road 44 after police recognized Elizabeth Hellstroms Toyota in DeLand. She had been reported missing.The chase ended in a shower of sparks when the car ran over police stop sticks and the rubber on the tires disintegrated, forcing the car to ride on the rims. Sheriffs deputies followed the freshly cut grooves in the road into the Royal Trails subdivision.Roberts was arrested at his house nearby. Hellstroms decaying body was in the trunk next to a shovel and a propane tank.Wild Bill to be his own attorneyRoberts By Vladimir Isachenkov and Jill LawlessThe Associated PressMOSCOW „ Russia announced the expulsion of more than 150 diplomats, including 60 Americans, on Thursday and said it was closing a U.S. consulate in retaliation for the wave of Western expulsions of Russian diplomats over the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter in Britain, a tit-for-tat response that intensified the Kremlins rupture with the United States and Europe.The Russian move came as a hospital treating Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, said the woman was improving rapidly and was now in stable condition, though her father remained in critical condition.The Skripals were found unconscious and critically ill in the English city of Salisbury on March 4. British authorities blamed Russia for poisoning them with a military-grade nerve agent, accusations Russia has vehemently denied.Two dozen countries, includ-ing the U.S., many EU nations and NATO, have ordered more than 150 Russian diplomats out this week in a show of solidarity with Britain „ a massive action unseen even at the height of the Cold War.Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at news conference Thursday that Moscow will expel the same number of diplomats from each of those countries in retaliation.U.S. Ambassador Jon Hunts-man was summoned to the Foreign Ministry while Lavrov was speaking, where he was handed notice that Russia is responding quid pro quo to the U.S. decision to order 60 Russian diplomats out.In a statement, Huntsman said there was no justificationŽ for the move and that it shows Moscow isnt interested in dialogue with the United States about important matters.Russia should not be acting like a victim,Ž U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.Russia responds to diplomats expulsionsRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov prepares to speak Thursday in Moscow. Russias foreign minister says Moscow will expel the same number of diplomats from the nations that have expelled Russian diplomats over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain. [ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Russia should not be acting like a victim.Ž U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert By Lisa MascaroThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Paul Ryans future as House speaker has been such a topic of speculation that even the question of whether he will seek re-election to his Wis-consin seat remains secret.Officially, Ryan says hes still deciding. But a person familiar with Ryans think-ing told The Associated Press this week the speaker plans to file campaign paperwork and intends to win his seat.To do so, the Republican would have to fend off primary challengers, includ-ing one styled after President Donald Trump, and Demo-crats are fired up about a union ironworker, Randy Bryce, who uses the Twit-ter moniker Iron Stache.ŽIf Ryan emerges victorious, even those closest to him arent certain hell stay in Congress, particularly if Republicans lose their House majority. Asked whether Ryan would serve in the minority, the person who discussed his re-election plans with AP would not say.Paul Ryan expected to seek re-electionLawmakers fret over Navy rear admirals lack of experienceBy Hope Yen and Calvin WoodwardThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Presi-dent Donald Trumps selection of his White House doctor to run the massive Department of Veterans Affairs triggered concern Thursday among lawmakers and veterans groups about whether he has the experience to manage an agency paralyzed over Trumps push to expand private care.Ronny Jackson, a Navy rear admiral entrusted with the health of the past three presi-dents, is a physician whose positions on privatizing operations in the second larg-est federal department and addressing health care costs are unknown. First named to the top White House post by President Barack Obama, he would be new to running a big bureaucracy if given lead-ership over a department of 360,000 employees serving 9 million veterans.Trumps new VA pick triggering concernsSee ROBERTS, A6 See RYAN, A6 See JACKSON, A10 See RUSSIA, A6


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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. Wednesday, March 28 Powerball: 6-8-26-52-53-21 x2 Lotto: 6-9-16-29-33-52 x4 Fantasy 5: 1-7-8-13-18 Thursday, March 29 Pick 5 Afternoon: 7-6-5-5-8 Evening: 6-9-6-5-0 Pick 4 Afternoon: 4-9-0-8 Evening: 7-0-2-1 Pick 3 Afternoon: 6-7-0 Evening: 4-6-2 Pick 2 Afternoon: 2-8 Evening: 4-4LOTTERY By Don ThompsonThe Associated PressSACRAMENTO, Calif. „ A standing-room-only crowd packed into a church Thursday to celebrate the life of a 22-year-old black man who was shot to death by Sacramento police, prompt-ing angry protests and a resolve to force changes in police departments around the country.The musical and scrip-tural celebration of Stephon Clark was interrupted by his emotional brother Stevante, who hugged and kissed the casket, led the crowd in chants of his brothers name and interrupted speakers. The Rev. Al Sharpton hugged and consoled him and told the crowd not to judge how families grieve.We will never let you forget the name of Stephon Clark until we get justice,Ž Sharp-ton thundered. This is about justice. This is about standing with people with courage.ŽCity officials braced for more protests as mourners gathered at Bayside of South Sacramento church.Some mourners at Wednesdays wake predicted increased unrest beyond the unruly but mostly nonviolent protests that have disrupted traffic and two professional basket-ball games since the March 18 shooting.Sharpton delivered his eulogy with Stevante Clark clutching him around the neck. The New York preacher said it was time to stop this madnessŽ of fatal shootings by police officers.Two Sacramento police officers who were responding to a report of someone break-ing car windows fatally shot Clark. Video of the nighttime incident released by police shows a man later identified as Clark running into the backyard where police fired 20 rounds at him after screaming gun, gun, gun.ŽIt turned out Clark was holding a cellphone.Some mourners attending Wednesdays wake called for police to face criminal charges or donned black shirts calling for justice.The familys raw grief was on display when Stevante Clark had to be physically restrained while confronting members of the media gath-ered outside the wake. The outburst came a day after he disrupted a Sacramento City Council meeting and screamed his brothers name at Mayor Darrell Steinberg. Stevante Clark later apol-ogized for his behavior. At the funeral, he addressed Steinberg, who was one of the few white people in the audience that included former Sacramento Kings player Matt Barnes.Were going to forgive the mayor, amen,Ž Clark said. Everybody say they love the mayor.ŽClark and Sharpton also led people in a call and response, shouting, I am,Ž and the crowd responding, Stephon Clark.Ž Shernita Crosby, Stephon Clarks aunt, has said the family isnt mad at all the law enforcement.ŽWere not trying to start a riot,Ž she said. What we want the world to know is that we got to stop this because black lives matter.ŽCousin Suzette Clark said the family wants Stephon Clark remembered as an outgoing, funny, handsome, loving father of two young sons „ more than just a hashtag.ŽAuthorities are working to avoid a repeat of the protests that have twice blocked fans from entering the NBA arena downtown for Sacramento Kings games.In a statement posted on the Kings website, the team said it is partnering with Black Lives Matter and is creating an education fund for Clarks children.The team also said it is partnering with a group of local leaders called Build. Black. Coalition.Ž to support what it terms transforma-tional changeŽ for black communities in Sacramento.On Wednesday, about 50 protesters took over the intersection near the Sacramento district attorneys office as part of a protest organized by the local Black Lives Matter chapter to urge the district attorney to file charges against the officers who shot Clark. In New York City, hundreds of people marched to protest the shooting and at least 11 people were detained as ten-sions flared.Meanwhile, Steinberg said disruptions like Stevante Clarks at Tuesdays council meeting wont happen again. But in that moment, that was a brother grieving for the loss of his brother,Ž he said.The California attorney generals office on Tuesday joined the investigation, a move Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn said he hopes will bring faith and transparencyŽ to a case that he said has sparked extremely high emotions, anger and hurt in our city.ŽEmotional plea at Sacramento funeralMourners embrace during the funeral service for Stephon Clark on Thursday at Bayside Of South Sacramento Church in Sacramento, Calif. [JEFF CHIU/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] NATION AND WORLD DIGESTNEW YORKJudge rejects trial demand in Stormy Daniels caseA porn star who said she had an affair with President Donald Trump and is suing so she can discuss the alleged relationship cant have a jury trial or question the president under oath because the request is premature, a fed-eral judge in Los Angeles ruled Thursday.Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, had been seeking to invalidate the non-disclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election and offered to return the $130,000 she was paid to set the record straight.ŽDaniels attorney, Michael Avenatti, on Wednesday asked for a jury trial and sought sworn testimony from Trump and his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen .RAMALLAH, WEST BANK US ambassador says he was misquoted on PalestiniansThe U.S. ambassador to Israel on Thursday said he was misquoted in an Israeli report in which he warned that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas could become irrelevant if he keeps shunning the United States as a Mideast broker.In a post on Twitter, David Friedman said the U.S. is not seeking to replace Mahmoud Abbas. It is for the Palestinian people to choose its leadership.ŽHe also retweeted an apology from the Israeli publication that interviewed him, Shvii.Israeli reports had quoted Friedman as saying that if Abbas is not interested in negotiating, I am sure somebody else willŽ and that vacuums tend to be filled.ŽPARISFrances ex-president Sarkozy to face a corruption trialFormer French President Nicolas Sarkozy is being ordered to stand trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling, in yet another humbling knockdown to the hard-charging conservative leader.Sarkozy has faced multiple corruption investigations since leaving office in 2012. He was handed preliminary charges just last week in the most shocking affair: accusations that he took millions in illegal campaign financing from then-Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. The Associated PressAdnan Syed enters Courthouse East on Feb. 3, 2016 in Baltimore prior to a hearing. A Maryland appeals court has upheld a ruling Thursday granting a new trial to Syed, whose conviction in the murder of his high school sweetheart became the subject of the popular podcast Serial.Ž Syed was convicted in 2000 of killing Hae Min Lee and burying her body in a shallow grave in a Baltimore park. [BARBARA HADDOCK TAYLOR/THE BALTIMORE SUN VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]Pope Francis leads a mass during his visit to the Regina Coeli detention center Thursday in Rome, where he celebrated the Missa in Coena DominiŽ and washed the feet of some inmates. He went to the center on Holy Thursday, stressing in a preEaster ritual that a pope must serve societys marginalized and give them hope. The pontiff also told the inmates that he has cataracts and will have surgery next year. [VATICAN MEDIA VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] DATELINESBALTIMOREROME

PAGE 3 | Friday, March 30, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 BEST BETS FOR TODAYEASTER EGG HUNT: From 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Eustis Memorial Library, 120 N. Center St. For ages 6 and under. Call 352-3575686 to register. BACKSTAGE BARGAIN BONANZA: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tavares Community Theater Company, 107 N. Lake Ave. Donations needed for the sale. Proceeds will go toward the renovation fund for the new theater. Call Sue Meyers at 508-237-0810 to donate items. CORRECTION: Hall of Fame football coach Lou Holtz is speaking Saturday night at Mount Dora Christian Academy gymnasium, not at Mount Dora Community Building. A story on page C1 of Thursday's Daily Commercial listed the venue incorrectly.NEWS BRIEFSMOUNT DORAPolice: Orlando trio arrested after Mount Dora burglariesThree people, including two teens, were arrested Saturday after break-ins at Jersey Mikes and Walgreens on U.S. 441, authorities say.According to a Mount Dora Police Department release, two men were shown on surveillance video breaking into Jersey Mikes around 1:05 a.m. Several minutes later, police responded to an alarm at Wal-greens across 441. Officers determined Walgreens had also been burglarized.Working with the Orange County Sheriffs Office, Sharveay Moore, 21, Vanshawn Sands, 17, and Avarius Garrett, 17, all of Orlando, were arrested a short time after the burglaries. Mount Dora detectives interviewed the suspects, who eventually confessed to break-ing into the businesses.Moore, Sands and Garrett were charged with burglary to an unoccupied structure unarmed and larceny grand theft of more than $300 less than $5,000.Mount Dora police and Orange County deputies are investigating the trio to see if they are responsible for more break-ins. EUSTISMan charged with beating assisted living residentA man with a violent history is back behind bars after alleg-edly beating up a resident of an assisted living facility in Eustis Wednesday. According to an arrest affi-davit, a man was sitting in the living room of Henderson House on East Orange Avenue just after 8 p.m. when Jeremy Anton Jones, 23, walked into the room and began punching him in the face until the victim dropped to the floor. Jones then ran from the residence. Another resident of the house witnessed the attack and gave a similar account to police, saying Jones never said anything before unleashing a barrage of punches.Officers located Jones a short distance away, but he told them he hit the other man in self defense.Jones, who is 6 foot 4 and weighs 220 pounds, was charged with battery. It was his third arrest for battery in the past three years. He has also been arrested in the past for loitering and dealing in stolen property. Rubio says Floridas push for it year round may not pass CongressBy Jim TurnerThe News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Floridas push for year-round day-light-saving time may have a difficult time in Congress, as U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio says federal lawmakers havent lined up in any typical parti-san fashion.Rubio, who is sponsoring the proposal in the Senate, said hes gotten positive and negative reaction, but the split does not fall along ideo-logical lines.ŽI dont think theres any wrong or right answer, this is not a moral question,Ž the Miami-Dade Republican said Tuesday while meeting with reporters in Tallahassee. Basically, its if you want it to get darker later or earlier. And it depends who you are. If your (children) are young, you dont want them in the dark at the bus stop. If you like to play outdoors or go fishing in the morning, while its still dark, youre in favor.ŽGov. Rick Scott signed legis-lation (HB 1013) last week aimed at putting Florida on yearround daylight-saving time, but such a change requires congressional approval.Daylight-saving time in limboFloridas push for year-round daylight-saving time may have a dif“ cult time in Congress, as U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio says federal lawmakers havent lined up in any typical partisan fashion. Rubio, who is sponsoring the proposal in the Senate, said hes gotten positive and negative reaction, but the split does not fall along ideological lines.Ž [AP PHOTO/ZACH GIBSON] By Linda FloreaCorrespondentMOUNT DORA „ The 71st season of the Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse in Mount Dora has been announced featuring three musicals and three comedies. The season runs from July 13 to June 16.Our 71st season offers plenty of laughter and spectacular singing and dancing,Ž said Darlin Barry, managing artistic director. The audiences will journey to a wide variety of eras and destinations, including the mod 1960s, quaint 1910 London, 1959 Buffalo, New York, a modern day senior center and more fun locations.ŽBased on a book by Neil Simon, the musical Sweet CharityŽ kicks off the season July 13 to Aug. 5. Set in the 1960s, it is the story of taxi dancer Charity Hope Valentine, who works at a seedy dance hall in New York City and tries to find true love. Songs include Big Spender,Ž If They Could See Me NowŽ and Theres Gotta Be Some-thing Better Than This.ŽThe comedy Run for Your Wife,Ž sets the stage on Sept. 14 to Oct. 7. Its about a taxi driver getting away with bigamy with two wives on opposite ends of town. When the truth finally comes out, its havoc.IceHouse Theatre releases lineup for 201819 season By Tamara LushThe Associated PressORLANDO „ Jurors in the trial of a woman accused of aiding her husbands terrorist attack against an Orlando nightclub finished deliberating on Thursday without reaching a verdict.It was the second day of deliberations in the Noor Salman trial. Shes charged with obstruction and providing material support to a terrorist organization. She faces up to life in prison if con-victed of all charges.The jury received the case Wednesday and talked about it for about three hours. Shortly after convening Thursday, the jury asked about the meaning of willfulŽ and for an example of aiding and abetting. The judge refused to give the panel an example but did explain the meaning of willfulŽ for them. They only asked that one ques-tion all day.On Wednesday, jurors asked to review Noor Salmans state-ment and the judge printed out copies for them.Im glad theyre asking questions as opposed to not, right? More questions is better than no questions,Ž said Susan Clary, the spokes-woman for Salmans family.Pulse jurors nish day 2 without verdictSusan Clary, spokesperson for Noor Salmans family, Ahmed Bedier, President, United Voices For America, second from left, and the four members of Noor Salmans family, right, address the media March 14 outside the Federal courthouse in Orlando. Salman went on trial Wednesday in Orlando. [RED HUBER/ORLANDO SENTINEL VIA AP] Moore Jones See TIME, A4 See ICEHOUSE, A4 See PULSE, A4The 71st season of the Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse in Mount Dora has been announced featuring three musicals and three comedies. The season runs from July 13 to June 16. [ICEHOUSE THEATRE/FACEBOOK] By Dara KamNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Florida voters this fall will get to decide whether convicted felons whove served their time and paid restitution should automatically have voting rights restored.But in the meantime, Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet have a month to revamp what U.S. District Judge Mark Walker called the states fatally flawedŽ current rights-restoration process.Walker issued an order late Tuesday that was the latest salvo in the battle over voting rights in Florida, one of just a handful of states that dont have some sort of automatic restoration of the right to vote for ex-felons.Thirty-eight states auto-matically restore voting rights for most felons, and two states „ Maine and Vermont „ even allow prisoners to vote from behind bars.Automatically restoring the right to vote for convicted felons in Florida could add between 600,000 and 1.6 mil-lion voters to the states voting rolls, according to national voting-rights experts.State an outlier on rights for felonsSee RIGHTS, A4


A4 Friday, March 30, 2018 | Michael S. Gallo, 57, of Leesburg FL died Sunday March 18, 2018. Memorial Service to be held April 14, 2018, 11 AM @ Morrison United Methodist Church, 1005 W. Main St., Leesburg FL 34748. In lieu of ”owers, please donate to Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, 2445 Lane Pk Rd., Tavares, FL 32778 donate.chospice.orgMichael S. Gallo Funeral ServicesMary Pauline Jones, a resident of Leesburg, FL, and member of First Baptist Church, Leesburg, formerly of Geneva, AL, passed away March 24, 2018, in Leesburg, FL. She was 91. Funeral Services will be at 11 AM, March 31, at Beulah Anna Baptist Church in Westville, FL, with Dr. Mike Shirah of“ciating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Flowers are being accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Beulah Anna Baptist Church, 1363 Coursey Road, Westville, FL 32464. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde H. Jones Sr., her parents, Elem and Annie Gillis Spears and eight brothers and sisters. Survivors include her children, Vivian (Lowell) Slider, Ouida Jones and Clyde H. Jones Jr. (Ramona), all of Leesburg, FL, 5 grandchildren, 13 greatgrandchildren, a sister, Karen (Charles Gandy, and brother, Jimmy (Hilda) Spears. BottomsGarden Chapel Funeral Home of Geneva, AL in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of First Baptist Church, Leesburg, on Sunday, April 8th at 3:30 PM. Mary Pauline Jones Marie Norton BoulleMarie Norton Boulle, 92, of Webster, FL died Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, FL. Funeral ServicesRubio submitted a pair of bills (S. 2537 and S. 2536) this month „ one would keep Florida on daylight-saving time, while the other would make such a change for the nation. He said he was reflecting the will of state legislators.U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., filed the House companion bills (H.R. 5279 and H.R. 5278).No matter what we do, I wish we were on one time the whole year,Ž Rubio added. That would make it a lot easier.ŽThe idea of yearround daylight-saving time has been promoted as a way to help Floridas tourism industry, as people would be able to stay out later with the additional sunlight. Hawaii and most of Ari-zona dont participate in switching from standard time to daylight-saving time and back. They stay on standard time throughout the year.Daylight-saving time this year started March 11 and ends Nov. 4.A news release from Rubios office when he filed his bills pointed to several potential benefits from the change, including that additional daylight in evenings could reduce car crashes, help lead to more physical activity that would reduce child-hood obesity and reduce the number of robberies.But the Florida PTA Legislative Committee has opposed the change due to the potential impact on students, who could be waiting more at dark bus stops in the morning.The Florida Chamber of Commerce on Tues-day noted it has received numerous inquiries regarding the legislation and sent out an explainer to members.As part of a summary, the chamber said, Heres the key takeaway: despite all the rhetoric, changes are not imminent and are, in fact, very unlikely to occur anytime soon.Ž TIMEFrom Page A3Starting just before Thanksgiving and run-ning until the week before Christmas (Nov. 16 to Dec. 16), Disney and Cameron Mackintoshs Mary PoppinsŽ makes an excellent early holiday gift. The movie classic comes to life on stage as Mary, Bert and the Banks family learn about happiness and family.After the New Year, the IceHouse will feature another comedy, Over the Tavern.Ž It is a humorous story about the Polish-Catholic Pazinski family of Buffalo, NY and their four children. Young Rudy is puzzled with the concept: If God put us on the earth to have fun, then why isnt his family having any? The show runs Jan. 18 to Feb. 10.The next show is a musical comedy, Kiss Me KateŽ with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It will run March 22 to April 14. Romance, comedy and behind-the-scenes pandemonium reign as a leading lady and her exhusband battle onstage and off.Rounding out the season is RipcordŽ May 24 to June 16. In a sunny room of the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, the cantankerous Abby must share her room with the infuriatingly chipper new arrival, Marilyn.There are a number of options to be sure you get seats for the shows of your choice.Our productions often sell out far in advance of opening night, so it is best to plan ahead and get tickets early,Ž Barry said. Patrons can subscribe to specific dates, get flex passes or buy individual tickets the best option is simply to purchase as far in advance as possible. Season tickets and flex passes include the privilege to exchange to a different date if necessary.ŽRenewing subscribers should get tickets before April 6. New subscriber signup begins on April 10.Fixed seats for five or six shows allow the subscribers to have the same seats for each show on specific dates. Tickets may be exchanged up to 24 hours prior to a performance with a $2 per ticket exchange fee. Prices for fixed seats vary depending on day of the week chosen to attend.Flex passes allow sub-scribers to choose show dates to fit their schedule. Flex passes are available for five or six vouchers and holders may utilize them in any combination during the season and can exchange without a ser-vice charge.Individual tickets are on sale May 1 and vary in cost. Group sales for seating of 15 or more also begin May 1.Sponsorship for families, groups and businesses are also available.Due to the length of performances, tickets are not available for children younger than age five. Children are not allowed to be held on laps.For details, go to or call 352-383-4616. ICEHOUSEFrom Page A3Her attorneys fought to keep the FBI statement out of the trial. They say it was coerced and she signed it because she was tired and feared losing her young son.Prosecutors said the statement showed she knew about Omar Mateens attack and did nothing to stop it.Prosecutors said Salman and Mateen scouted out potential targets together „ including Disney Worlds shopping and entertainment complex „ and she knew he was buying ammunition for his AR-15 in prepara-tion for a jihadi attack. In the hours after the shooting, she lied to the FBI about the number of guns her husband had and his internet use, which included watching beheadings and visiting Islamic State group websites.Defense attorneys described Salman, who was born in California to Palestinian parents, as a simple woman with a low IQ. She was abused by her husband, who cheated on her with other women and con-cealed much of his life from her, they said. PULSEFrom Page A3 Nationwide, about 3 million people living in communities have had their voting rights stripped, and more than one-third of those former felons live in the Sunshine State, according to Sean Morales-Doyle, a lawyer who works for the Bren-nan Center for Justices Democracy Program.Florida is an outlier because of its restrictive voting-restoration process and because of the sheer volumeŽ of people who are affected, Morales-Doyle told The News Service of Florida.Floridas system „ pushed by Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi and adopted shortly after the two Republicans took office in 2011 „ is broken,Ž Morales-Doyle said.Its definitely kind of out on its own, com-pared to the rest of the country,Ž he said.Under the current system, felons must wait five years before apply-ing to have their civil rights, including the right to vote, restored. Felons who have been convicted of certain violent crimes or sexual offenses must wait at least seven years before seeking a hearing to have their rights restored.Once an application is made, the process can take years „ and big bucks „ to complete, and involves extensive documentation, such as certified copies of charges, judgments and other court documents.Since the changes went into effect in 2011, Scott „ whose support is required for any type of clemency to be granted „ and the board have restored the rights of 3,005 of the more than 30,000 con-victed felons whove applied, according to the Florida Commission on Offender Review. Theres currently a backlog of 10,085 pending appli-cations, according to the commission.In contrast, more than 155,000 ex-felons had their right to vote automatically restored during the four years of former Gov. Charlie Crists tenure, accord-ing to court documents.The restoration of felons rights has long been controversial in Florida, with critics of the states process com-paring it to post-Civil War Jim Crow policies designed to keep blacks from casting ballots. RIGHTSFrom Page A3 Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet have a month to revamp what U.S. District Judge Mark Walker called the states fatally ” awedŽ current rights-restoration process. [AP PHOTO/J PAT CARTER]

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A6 Friday, March 30, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comNacke did everything he could to convince Roberts not to act as his own attorney. He also said he could find no fault with Hawthorne, who asked a psychologist to examine him to see if he was competent to aid in his defense.How is she going to represent me if I dont talk to her?Ž Roberts said.Nacke said it sounded like he didnt want any attorney to represent him.I didnt say that. I said Im not saying anything to that one over there. She aint nothing but a plea-bargain attorney. Shes going to cop me out and get somebody else out of jail. It aint happening. Not on me. Tell her to go play golf down at Mission Inn.ŽIn addition to the competency question, Roberts has been demanding a speedy trial.In the end, Nacke granted Roberts request to act as his own counsel, and he set the trial date for June 4.According to arrest reports, a friend called police to say that Roberts texted him claiming Hellstrom passed out, that 30 anti-seizure pills were missing and that he tried to revive her. The friend later called Roberts, who said that she had died and he put her body in the trunk.Roberts said he was going to take her body to the woods and take some pills so he could go with her.Ž At one point he said he wanted to turn on the propane gas, take pills and lie next to her body while he died.Despite his claim that she overdosed, investigators said there was evidence that she had been severely beaten and suffered multiple broken ribs, including one that pierced her kidney. One ear was severed and missing and bones were broken in her neck, indicating that she had been strangled.Hawthorne, a former assistant public defender, is a veteran criminal attorney. She declined to comment on Roberts claim that she was a plea-bargain attorney,Ž but when asked if she plays golf at Mission Inn, she smiled and said, No.Ž ROBERTSFrom Page A1The person was not authorized to discuss Ryans plans and spoke on condition of anonymity.Ryans political spokesman Jeremy Adler said Thursday, The speaker speaks for himself on this topic, and there is no update to his last public comments.ŽWashington has been guess-ing about Ryans next step for months, with reports rising to a minor frenzy as allies seek to dispel any notion of a lame-duck speaker, which would be damaging both to fundraising efforts and to governing.Some Republicans speculate that Ryans work in Congress is complete now that hes accomplished his career goal of ushering tax cuts into law. Even if Republicans keep con-trol of the House, its doubtful he could achieve much more as speaker, a job he never wanted in the first place, especially with an unreliable partner in Trump. Its even harder, they say, to envision him as minority leader.Charlie Sykes, an author and longtime ally who had a falling out with Ryan over the GOPs embrace of Trump, is among those betting the speaker moves on.I cant imagine him wanting to stick around too long,Ž said Sykes, who pinned Ryans dilemma on a president who undermines and distractsŽ from the GOPs agenda. This has been the story of the last two years „ him trying to push this policy agenda amid the storm of distractions from the president.ŽOthers expect Ryan still has sizable goals hed like to accom-plish, including downsizing the welfare system and other safety net programs, as he outlined in an impassioned monologue to reporters after the tax bill last year.And as much as Ryan fan-cies himself a policy wonk who prefers the realm of ideas, hes actually become increasingly skilled at the art of politics.Unlike his predecessor, Speaker John Boehner, who was forced into early retire-ment by the Houses rebellious right flank, Ryan has been able to persuade the conservative Freedom Caucus and others from open revolt. If he wants another term as speaker or leader, Ryan may well be able to secure the votes to win it. RYANFrom Page A1The Foreign Ministry said the U.S. diplomats, including 58 from the embassy in Moscow and two from the consulate in Yekaterinburg, must leave Russia by April 5. It added that the U.S. must leave its consulate in St. Petersburg no later than Saturday.The ministry warned that if the U.S. takes further hos-tile actionsŽ against Russian missions, Russia will respond in kind.We invite the U.S. authorities who are encour-aging a slanderous campaign against our country to come back to their senses and stop thoughtless actions to destroy bilateral relations,Ž it said.Lavrov emphasized that the expulsions followed brutal pressureŽ from the U.S. and Britain, which forced their allies to follow the anti-Russian course.ŽBritains national security adviser Mark Sedwill told reporters during a trip to Washington that the attack was part of Russias hybrid warfareŽ that operates below the level of armed conflict.The coordinated expul-sions of Russian intelligence officers, he said, were a coherent approach by the Western alliance to a range of aggressive Russian behavior, of which the attack in Salisbury was just the latest, obviously very acute, example.ŽLavrov said that Moscow called a meeting Wednesday of the secretariat of the Organization for the Prohi-bition of Chemical Weapons to discuss the case.Meanwhile, Salisbury NHS Trust, which oversees the hospital where the Skri-pals are being treated, said Thursday that 33-year-old Yulia is improving rapidly and is no longer in a critical condition. Her condition is now stable.ŽShe has responded well to treatment but continues to receive expert clinical care 24 hours a day,Ž said Dr. Christine Blanshard, medical director at Salis-bury District Hospital. RUSSIAFrom Page A1 House Speaker Paul Ryan, of Wis., pauses as he speaks to reporters March 20 on Capitol Hill in Washington. [J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/ ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]

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PAGE 9 | Friday, March 30, 2018 A9 Saturdays s tudent-led marches in Washington and around the country served notice to members of Congress that the days of unchallenged National Rifle Association control over their votes are over. The turnout by hundreds of thousands of marchers across the country was impressive by any measure, but no one should expect the NRA to cede an inch of political territory without a fight. The turnout does suggest the American public has reached a turning point. Members of Congress must now calculate whether this movement can translate into a serious voting bloc in November capable of unseating anyone who puts loyalty to the NRA above all else. So far, no matter how high the death toll „ including the 17 deaths from a high school gun massacre last month in Parkland, Fla. „ NRA-backed congressional conservatives have refused to entertain any piece of legislation that aims to reduce the number or lethality of military-style firearms. America must call out the NRAs stranglehold for what it really is: a pro-death agenda. No one who believes in the sanctity of human life can look at the trail of bloodshed inflicted by assault rifles, fed by high-capacity magazines, and reasonably assert that such weapons must remain free of regulation. Rapid-fire guns of the AR-15 variety simply do not belong in civilian hands, as the massacres in Parkland, Orlando, Sandy Hook Elementary, Las Vegas, Aurora, Colo., and San Bernardino, Calif. „ just to mention a few „ have underscored. Young people made clear Saturday that they are tired of the slaughter and the NRAs refusal at every turn to entertain sensible gun-control legislation. National polls consistently show that strong majorities of adults also favor tighter control over assault weapons and highcapacity magazines. The national mood has changed. The increasingly shrill tenor of NRA-led commentary suggests the gun movements anxiety is growing. On the eve of Saturdays marches, NRA commentator Grant Stinchfield declared that the socialists that have taken over the Democratic Party are using the murder of 17 children to push an unconstitutional agenda. ƒ The leaders are people who hate our country.Ž Thats absurd. The verbal attacks have been particularly vicious against Parkland student survivors such as Emma Gonzalez, whose photo has been manipulated to depict her tearing up the Constitution. One conservative politician denounced this teenager as a skinhead lesbian.Ž NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch did her best to portray the march as a Planned Parenthood-sponsored rally. Fox News and Breitbart echoed her words. In the past, national outrage over mass shootings has tended to die down after a few days. But six weeks have passed since the Parkland massacre, and so far the activism is still growing. If pro-NRA members of Congress think their seats are safe in this atmosphere, they might want to think again. St. Louis Post-DispatchANOTHER OPINIONIs the national mood about guns changing? ANOTHER OPINION By Bill MathiasIn November of 2012, I was sworn in to serve Lake County School Board. In December of 2012, 26 innocent lives were lost in five minutes at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I proposed then the concept of armed, volunteer, trained teachers and administrators. As a former U.S. Army MP, we regularly trained for unexpected moments when instincts must override heart and head. In my three years of service, I experienced that moment once. After the event, I went back to my Jeep. I found my partner, she ran from the attack and was hiding. I told her I was taking her to her desk sergeant and if she told him she did not want to be on patrol, I would not charge or speak about what happened. She did. I share this story only to point out that I understand this is not for everyone. Also, I understand how important background checks and continuing training are. I have never envisioned teachers packing on campus. We have an active-shooter protocol on all school campuses. The teacher is to lock down their room. In my world, after the room is secured the teacher would open their biometric safe (which sends a signal to the sheriff), put on a clearly marked sheriffŽ vest and assume a defensive position in the classroom. Administrators would have more tactical training to confront attackers. The sheriff would have authority to screen and train. After graduation, these individuals would be special deputy sheriffs with limited authority on their respective campuses. This is just the beginning, but great questions and concerns have been expressed and must be vetted. This program would be subject to public comment, and community buy-in is a must. This would not be mandatory. The principal and SAC would have to approve it before beginning to recruit teachers. We have all read of the heroism at Sandy Hook. Teacher Victoria Soto hid her students and died trying to protect them in her classroom. Principal Dawn Hochsprung and school psychologist Mary Scherlach confronted the shooter and were shot. Five years later at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Aaron Feis, an assistant football coach and unarmed security guard at the school, was first to confront Nikolas Cruz. Mr. Feis and 16 others were killed. Every teacher I have spoken to shares the spirit of Ms. Soto and they would die for their kids. Every administrator has shared they would die like Ms. Hochsprung and Ms. Scherlach to protect their staff and kids. I believe with all my heart that if these heroes were trained and armed, the outcome would be different. In my five years of service on the LCSB, 43 lives have been lost in two mass shootings around the United States. I understand the fear of arming teachers and administrators. Some teachers threaten to quit, and some parents will remove their kids. Social media is alive with comments. Let me give you some insight in my world: Parents are calling and sending emails wanting me to guarantee their child will be safe and teachers are afraid when they go to work. I cannot give that guarantee. I can say our district is safe, or at least as safe as other counties. We have singlepoint entry, school resource officers at middle and high schools, cameras at all campus, locks that can prevent opening doors from the outside and we worked with law enforcement to develop active-shooter protocol. Do we need greater funding for mental health? Yes. Do we need dialogue about background checks? Yes. More security? Yes. Those are ongoing, long-term solutions. Each week day, 43,000 kids and 5,000 employees go to schools across this county. I cannot serve and quietly sit by without putting my plan forward. My only motive is to protect our kids and employees. I totally respect those who oppose me. However, if you were sitting in my chair, what would you propose to protect our schools? Keep in mind, time matters. The Sandy Hook attack was 5 minutes, Marjory Stoneman Douglas just 3. Bill Mathias is a member of the Lake County School Board.ANOTHER OPINIONBoard members plan for school security OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Getting in a trade war with China or anyone else is economically suicidal, a way to disrupt everything and anything, and here is hope that what we are really seeing is the art of the deal. What you do is make egregious demands and then back down as the other side sees the hurt of obstinance and the benefit of concessions. Maybe thats what the Trump administration is really up to in its talk about $60 billion worth of tariffs on China, and there are signs of such a thing. China, in addition to saying it will fight back mightily, is also murmuring it will sit down and talk. Our treasury secretary has said talk sounds good to him, and although there has been no followup, the United States has already told the European Union and most other allies to relax, that the uranium and steel tariffs will not apply to them. The thing is that nervousness about China still reigns supreme, and maybe it should, considering that the famous Trump book, The Art of the Deal,Ž was co-authored (actually written) by someone who thinks Trump is a klutz of a bargainer. His name is Tony Schwartz, he once spent lots of time with Trump working on this book, and familiarity bred contempt. Trump has been worried to death about our trade deficit, the amount of money we spend for imports compared to the lesser amount of money we get for exports. The concept is meaningless. Nothing would be traded if it were not for mutual advantage. For every dollar we spend, we get something in return, an asset, something useful, maybe something essential in making products here. It is true that some specific industries have been hurt by globalization, but the main cause of fewer jobs for the unskilled is technology and too little training. Globalization is an overall benefit, although the Chinese are cheats. They have broken lots of rules by way of their own tariffs and subsidies. They have also stolen a lot of our intellectual property. We should sit down to straighten things out, but the way to do it is for the United States and a whole big bunch of the rest of the world to confront China as a body. Our allies in Asia and Europe seem to be willing, and China will be a whole lot more impressed by this gang than by facing one nation that accounts for a fraction of one percent of its GDP. To see what a trade war could do, consider the example of farmers. China imports lots of food for its 1.4 billion people and our farmers say thank you very much for not letting our plows rust. Any number of other businesses could face going out of business if things really got going, and remember this: Tariffs are really taxes on the citizenry. Less competition means not just fewer jobs but higher prices. Purchasing power is whats important for consumers, and prices are as much a factor in purchasing power as wages. Interestingly, Trump is getting more support from Democrats on his trade stance than Republicans, many of whom are furious. For instance, Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic senator from Massachusetts and someone who thinks enterprise should not be all that free, says look, lets not be afraid of tariffs. One reason Republicans could not get the two-thirds vote necessary to override a Trump veto of a congressional bill thwarting his ambitions is that too many Democrats would refuse to go along. The good news is that the new director of the National Economic Counsel is Larry Kudlow, a conscientious, highly able economist who is not just another person who agrees with Trump on everything. He disagrees on this issue and communicates terrifically. Maybe, by employing some version of the other of the art of the deal, he can change Trumps mind. Jay Ambrose is an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service. Readers may email him at OPINIONThe importance of securing lasting trade peace with China Jay Ambrose Rapidre guns of the AR-15 variety simply do not belong in civilian hands, as the massacres in Parkland, Orlando, Sandy Hook Elementary, Las Vegas, Aurora, Colo., and San Bernardino, Calif. ƒ have underscored.


A10 Friday, March 30, 2018 | In a statement, Trump praised Jackson as highly trained and qualified. But representatives of veterans arent sold on the choice, or on Trumps decision a day earlier to fire VA Secretary David Shulkin.There is little that we know about Dr. Ronny Jacksons vision and qualifications, said Paul Rieckhoff, founder and CEO of Iraq and Afghani-stan Veterans of America. Our concern is whether President Trump was more interested in pick-ing a secretary who would be politically loyal rather than someone who can work across the aisle to fix long standing problems of bureaucratic delay.Similar doubts were expressed by Veterans of Foreign Wars, which praised Jacksons military background in a statement but pointed to a nominee biography devoid of any experience working with the VA or with veterans, or managing any organization of size, much less one as multifaceted as the Department of Veterans Affairs. AMVETS echoed such sentiments.We look forward to a rigorous confirmation hearing, Rieckhoff said.Montana Sen. Jon Tester, top Democrat on the panel that will con-sider the nomination, said he had yet to determine if Jackson is up to the job. Its not clear from Jack-sons military service record how much, if any, management experience he has. His military assign-ments did not appear to include supervision over a large department or unit. His Navy biography says he deployed to Iraq with a Marine unit and served as the emergency physician in charge of resuscitative medicine for a trauma platoon.Jackson joined the White House medical team in 2006 and is perhaps best known for his appearance before the press corps in January, announcing the results of Trumps first physical in a performance that showed he was quick-witted and unfailingly complimen-tary of Trump.Marveling at the 71-year-old presidents good health, Jackson opined, Its just the way God made him.A White House official said Shulkin himself had recommended Jackson for an undersecretary position at the VA in the fall, and Trump ultimately decided he was more comfortable with Jackson than with other top candidates. The official was not autho-rized to discuss personnel matters and spoke on con-dition of anonymity.If confirmed by the Senate, Jackson would face immediate crises, like a multi-billion dollar revamp of electronic medical records now in limbo that members of Congress fear will prove too costly and wasteful, and a budget shortfall in the coming weeks in its private-sector Veterans Choice program.Trump is seeking an aggressive expansion of the Choice program to make it easier for veter-ans to see private doctors outside the VA system at government expense, but proposals are stalled in Congress following a failed effort last week.Were going to have real choice, Trump said in Ohio. Thats why I made some changes, because I wasnt happy with it.Jacksons nomination comes as Trumps new Cabinet nominees begin to pile up in the Senate. That is certain to stir weeks of confirmation battles this spring when senators, especially those running for re-election, may prefer to shift focus away from the changes at the White House.None of the nominees, including the presidents new picks for secretary of state and CIA director, is expected to sail to easy confirmation. The GOP-led Senate is narrowly divided 51-49 and Democrats and some Republicans are preparing to ask tough questions. Even though Congress has an otherwise slim legislative agenda before campaign season, prolonged con-firmation fights could jam up the Senate and influ-ence the election. Pending Jacksons con-firmation, Robert Wilkie, a former Pentagon under-secretary for personnel and readiness, is serving as the acting head of the VA.Lawmakers said they needed to learn more about Jacksons record. JACKSONFrom Page A1 Then-Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, right, and White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, left, watch as President Donald Trump talks with a patient during a Veterans Affairs Department telehealth event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Aug. 3 in Washington. Trump has tabbed Jackson to take Shulkins place to head the VA and the pick has lawmakers worried over Jacksons lack of management experience. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]

PAGE 11 | Friday, March 30, 2018 B1 SPORTS BASEBALL | B3BELOVED ALL-STAR STAUB DIES AT AGE 73 Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comStaff ReportIt isnt often that a time-out is seen as the pivotal play in the outcome of the game, but it definitely proved to be a turning point for the topranked Montverde Academy boys basketball team in the opening round of the Geico High School Nationals on Thursday in New York.Montverde was pushed to the brink by eighth-seeded Utah Lone Peak before the Knights called a timeout they didnt have to help the Eagles advance with an 87-82 win.With the game tied at 82-82 with 19.8 seconds left, Lone Peak was looking to inbound the ball and called the timeout after failing to find an open man. That gave Montverde two free throws and the ball and the Eagles put the game away from the line.Montverde Academy (33-0) advances to the tournament semifinals and the Eagles will face Nevada Findlay Prep on today at 5 p.m. in a game tele-vised on ESPN2. Montverde Academy defeated Findlay Prep 69-67 on a 3-pointer by Devoe with one second left in the finals of the Montverde Academy Invitational Tour-nament in January.Fourth-seeded Findlay Prep advanced to todays semifinal with a 66-54 win over Indiana La Lumiere.In the other quarterfinals, third-seeded Florida Nova Southeastern University School defeated sixth-seeded Arizona Shadow Mountain 75-63 and second-seeded Virginia Oak Hill Academy defeated seventh-seeded Washington Garfield 75-53. University School will face Oak Hill in the first semifinal today at 3 p.m., also on ESPN2. Duke signee R.J. Barrett led Montverde with 33 points, including eight of the Eagles 10 points in the closing 1:50 of the game. Barrett hit 9-of-16 field goals and 15-of-20 shots from the free throw line. The senior, who has won multiple national Player of the Year honors this season, added six assists and five rebounds.Andrew Nembhard added 16 points, seven assists and six rebounds for Montverde and Devoe had 15 points and six rebounds.Montverde seemed com-fortably in control after taking Montverde survives a close callEagles advance at national tournament with 87-82 winSee MVA, B4 By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA „ There are as many different reasons for playing in the annual Corey Rolle Lake and Sumter All-Star game as there are players.Some players hope to use it as a showcase for any college coaches who might turn up in the Mount Dora High School gym looking for talent, while others look at it as one last chance to shine in their school colors.The one common reason, however, is fun. After a long season of district contests and rivalries, the game is a chance for players to get back to the basics that attracted them to basketball in the first place.The latest edition of the game was held Thursday. In addition to the all-star game, which pitted seniors from nearly all public and private schools in Lake and Sumter counties, many players com-peted in a pregame 3-point shooting contest and a slam-dunk contest after the game.I have a lot of friends play-ing in this game,Ž said Keon Ellis, who played on Leesburgs back-to-back state championship teams. Ellis was the only player who also took part in the pregame and postgame activities.I want to run with them one last time and I even get to play against one of my LAST HURRAHLeesburgs Cordrayius Graham (25) looks to pass the ball at the 2018 Corey Rolle Lake-Sumter All-Star Game at Mount Dora High School in Mount Dora on Thursday. Eustis Cameron Gardner (12) gets under Wildwoods Darion Wilson (13) at the 2018 Corey Rolle Lake-Sumter All-Star Game at Mount Dora High School in Mount Dora on Thursday. Leesburgs Keon Ellis (15) and Eustis Kennon Benn (1) both try to dunk at the 2018 Corey Rolle Lake-Sumter All-Star Game at Mount Dora High School in Mount Dora on Thursday. [PHOTOS BY PAUL RYAN /CORRESPONDENT] All-Star game gives area seniors one last chance to shine at homeSee ALL-STAR, B4By The Associated PressHUMBLE, Texas „ PGA Tour rookie Sam Ryder played just enough golf Thursday to get his name atop the leaderboard in the Houston Open.Ryder holed an 8-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole to reach 8-under par before it was too dark to continue. The opening round was delayed two hours because of overnight rain that dumped more than 2 inches on the Golf Club of Houston.But it was partly cloudy, warm and breezy for most of the day, with a forecast for more of the same through the weekend.Former U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover and Kevin Tway each shot 7-under 65 in the morning. They had a one-shot lead over Rickie Fowler, Rod Pampling, Ryan Armour and Julian Suri among those who completed their rounds.Beau Hossler, another PGA Tour rookie, was at 7 under through 16 holes.Phil Mickelson looked as if he would be among Ryder rolling at Houston OpenSee GOLF, B4 By Ben WalkerAP Baseball WriterGiancarlo Stanton and Matt Davidson gave opening day quite a jolt.A new baseball season began with a bang Thursday when Ian Happ of the Chicago Cubs homered on the very first pitch.World Series MVP George Springer con-nected Adam Jones and Nick Markakis hit walkoff winners and Anthony Rizzo delivered the most emotional drive of the day.Shohei Ohtani also got off to a nice start with a hit in his first at-bat .But a year after big leaguers launched a record 6,105 long-balls, Stanton and Davidson staged their own long-dis-tance home run derby.Stanton hit two hard homers and doubled in his debut with the New York Yankees during a 6-1 vic-tory at Toronto. The reigning NL MVP led the majors with 59 home runs last year, then was traded from Miami to the Bronx.You want to get the first one out of the way and then you can relax,Ž Stanton said.Davidson did even better, hitting three home runs for the Chicago White Sox in a 14-7 romp at Kansas City. He became the fourth player with a three-homer performance on opening day, joining Detroits Dmitri Young (2005), the Cubs Tuffy Rhodes (1994) and Torontos George Bell (1988).Special day in anybodys book,Ž White Sox manager Rick Renteria said.Not every pitcher got tagged, though.Justin Verlander pitched six shutout innings for the champion Houston Astros in a 4-1 win over Texas. Luis Severino threw one-hit ball over 5 ‡ scoreless innings for the Yankees. Boston ace Chris Sale gave up just one hit in six innings, but Tampa Ray rallied for six runs in the eighth to win 6-4.The new season a couple new numbers on the score-board, too.As part of MLBs pace of Stanton, Davidson tee o opening day turns into HR derbySee MLB, B4


B2 Friday, March 30, 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 TV SPORTS BRIEFS COLLEGE BASKETBALL MENS BASKETBALL NCAA TOURNAMENTAll times Eastern EAST REGIONAL At TD Garden, Boston Regional Semi“ nals March 23Villanova 90, West Virginia 78 Texas Tech 78, Purdue 65Regional Championship March 25Villanova 71, Texas Tech 59SOUTH REGIONAL At Philips Arena, Atlanta Regional Semi“ nals March 22Loyola of Chicago 69, Nevada 68 Kansas State 61, Kentucky 58Regional Championship March 24Loyola of Chicago 78, Kansas State 62MIDWEST REGIONAL At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Regional Semi“ nals March 23Kansas 80, Clemson 76 Duke 69, Syracuse 65Regional Championship March 25Kansas 85, Duke 81, OTWEST REGIONAL At STAPLES Center, Los Angeles Regional Semi“ nals March 22Michigan 99, Texas A&M 72 Florida State 75, Gonzaga 60Regional Championship March 24Michigan 58, Florida State 54FINAL FOUR At The Alamodome, San Antonio National Semi“ nals SaturdayLoyola of Chicago (32-5) vs. Michigan (32-7), 6:09 p.m. Villanova (34-4) vs. Kansas (31-7), 8:49 p.m.National Championship MondaySemi“ nal winners, 9:20 p.m.NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENTChampionship ThursdayUtah (23-11) vs. Penn State (25-13), lateAP PLAYER OF THE YEAR VOTING(Selected by the 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25) Jalen Brunson, Villanova 36 Trae Young, Oklahoma 15 Deandre Ayton, Arizona 7 Marvin Bagley III, Duke 4 Devonte Graham, Kansas 2 Jock Landale, Saint Marys 1AP COACH OF THE YEAR VOTING(Selected by the 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25) Tony Bennett, Virginia 50 Rick Barnes, Tennessee 5 Chris Holtmann, Ohio State 4 Chris Mack, Xavier 2 Chris Beard, Texas Tech 1 Eric Musselman, Nevada 1 Nate Oats, Buffalo 1 Bruce Pearl, Auburn 1COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONALChampionship Series (Best-of-3) March 26San Francisco 72, North Texas 62WednesdayNorth Texas 69, San Francisco 55TodaySan Francisco (22-16) at North Texas (19-18), 7 p.m.COLLEGEINSIDER.COM TOURNAMENT Semi“ nals WednesdayUIC 67, Liberty 51 Northern Colorado 99, Sam Houston State 80Championship TodayUIC (20-15) vs. Northern Colorado (25-12), 7 p.m.WOMENS BASKETBALL NCAA WOMENS TOURNAMENT All times Eastern ALBANY REGIONAL Regional Semi“ nals March 24 At Albany, N.Y.South Carolina 79, Buffalo 63 UConn 72, Duke 59Regional Championship March 26UConn 94, South Carolina 65 SPOKANE REGIONAL Regional Semi“ nals March 24 At Spokane, Wash.Notre Dame 90, Texas A&M 84 Oregon 83, Central Michigan 69Regional Championship March 26Notre Dame 84, Oregon 74 KANSAS CITY REGIONAL Regional Semi“ nals March 23 At Kansas City, Mo.Mississippi State 71, N.C. State 57 UCLA 84, Texas 75Regional Championship March 25Mississippi State 89, UCLA 73 LEXINGTON REGIONAL Regional Semi“ nals March 23 At Lexington, Ky.Oregon State 72, Baylor 67 Louisville 86, Stanford 59Regional Championship March 25Louisville 76, Oregon State 43FINAL FOUR At Columbus, Ohio National Semi“ nals TodayMississippi St. (36-1) vs. Louisville (36-2), 7 p.m. UConn (36-0) vs. Notre Dame (33-3), 9:30 p.m.National Championship SundaySemi“ nal winners, 7 p.m.WOMENS NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENTSemi“ nals WednesdayIndiana 71, TCU 58 Virginia Tech 64, West Virginia 61Championship SaturdayVirginia Tech (23-13) vs. Indiana (22-14), 3 p.m.WOMENS BASKETBALL INVITATIONALChampionship ThursdayYale (18-13) vs. Central Arkansas (25-9), lateAP WOMENS PLAYER OF THE YEAR VOTING(Selected by the 32-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25) Aja Wilson, South Carolina 22 Katie Lou Samuelson, UConn 5 Kalani Brown, Baylor 1 Asia Durr, Louisville 1 Megan Gustafson, Iowa 1 Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon 1 Victoria Vivians, Mississippi St.1AP WOMENS COACH OF THE YEAR VOTING(Selected by the 32-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25) x-Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame 10 Vic Schaefer, Mississippi State 10 Jeff Walz, Louisville 5 Kim Mulkey, Baylor 3 Geno Auriemma, UConn 2 Kelly G raves, Oregon 2 x-won runoff 8-4 among voters who didnt originally vote for McGraw or Schaefer PRO BASKETBALL NBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT. GB x-Toronto 55 20 .733 „ x-Boston 52 23 .693 3 x-Philadelphia 44 30 .595 10 New York 27 49 .355 28 Brooklyn 24 51 .320 31 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB Washington 41 33 .554 „ Miami 40 35 .533 1 Charlotte 34 42 .447 8 Orlando 22 52 .297 19 Atlanta 21 54 .280 20 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Cleveland 45 30 .600 „ x-Indiana 44 31 .587 1 Milwaukee 39 35 .527 5 Detroit 34 40 .459 10 Chicago 24 50 .324 20WESTERN CONFERENCESOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB y-Houston 61 14 .813 „ San Antonio 43 32 .573 18 New Orleans 43 32 .573 18 Dallas 23 52 .307 38 Memphis 21 54 .280 40 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB Portland 46 29 .613 „ Oklahoma City 44 31 .587 2 Minnesota 43 33 .566 3 Utah 42 33 .560 4 Denver 40 35 .533 6 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB y-Golden State 54 20 .730 „ L.A. Clippers 41 34 .547 13 L.A. Lakers 33 41 .446 21 Sacramento 24 51 .320 30 Phoenix 19 57 .250 36x-clinched playoff berth; y-won divisionWednesdays GamesBrooklyn 111, Orlando 104 Cleveland 118, Charlotte 105 Philadelphia 118, New York 101 Memphis 108, Portland 103 Minnesota 126, Atlanta 114 Boston 97, Utah 94 L.A. Clippers 111, Phoenix 99 L.A. Lakers 103, Dallas 93Thursdays GamesWashington at Detroit, late Chicago at Miami, late Oklahoma City at San Antonio, late Indiana at Sacramento, late Milwaukee at Golden State, lateTodays GamesChicago at Orlando, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Cleveland, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at Utah, 9 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.Saturdays GamesCharlotte at Washington, 3 p.m. Detroit at New York, 5 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Miami, 8 p.m. Golden State at Sacramento, 10 p.m. PRO HOCKEY NHLEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Tampa Bay 76 51 21 4 106 273 217 x-Boston 75 47 17 11 105 249 194 Toronto 77 46 24 7 99 261 219 Florida 75 39 29 7 85 229 228 Montreal 77 28 37 12 68 196 245 Detroit 77 28 38 11 67 199 239 Ottawa 76 26 39 11 63 207 270 Buffalo 76 24 40 12 60 177 250Metropolitan Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Washington 77 46 24 7 99 243 225 Pittsburgh 77 43 28 6 92 253 238 Philadelphia 78 39 25 14 92 234 232 Columbus 77 43 29 5 91 222 211 New Jersey 76 40 28 8 88 229 228 Carolina 77 34 32 11 79 215 244 N.Y. Rangers 77 33 35 9 75 223 248 N.Y. Islanders 77 32 35 10 74 246 279WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Nashville 76 49 16 11 109 245 193 x-Winnipeg 76 47 19 10 104 255 200 Minnesota 76 42 24 10 94 233 215 St. Louis 76 43 28 5 91 212 198 Colorado 77 41 28 8 90 241 224 Dallas 77 39 30 8 86 218 210 Chicago 77 31 36 10 72 217 238Paci“ c Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Vegas 77 48 22 7 103 256 208 San Jose 77 44 23 10 98 238 209 Los Angeles 77 42 28 7 91 224 190 Anaheim 77 39 25 13 91 218 208 Calgary 77 35 32 10 80 205 234 Edmonton 77 34 37 6 74 224 250 Vancouver 77 28 40 9 65 201 248 Arizona 77 27 39 11 65 193 244 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 playoffsWednesdays GamesToronto 4, Florida 3 Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 2, OT Philadelphia 2, Colorado 1 Arizona 3, Vegas 2Thursdays GamesDetroit at Buffalo, late Tampa Bay at Boston, late Pittsburgh at New Jersey, late Florida at Ottawa, late San Jose at Nashville, late Dallas at Minnesota, late Winnipeg at Chicago, late Columbus at Calgary, late Edmonton at Vancouver, late Arizona at Los Angeles, lateTodays GamesCarolina at Washington, 7 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Chicago at Colorado, 9 p.m. Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 p.m. St. Louis at Vegas, 10:30 p.m.Saturdays GamesFlorida at Boston, 1 p.m. Ottawa at Detroit, 2 p.m. Columbus at Vancouver, 4 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m. Montreal at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Toronto, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 8 p.m. Buffalo at Nashville, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 9 p.m. Edmonton at Calgary, 10 p.m. San Jose at Vegas, 10:30 p.m. 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. United 0 2 2 2 5 9 Orlando City 0 2 1 1 2 5 Chicago 0 2 0 0 4 6 Toronto FC 0 2 0 0 0 3 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Sporting Kansas City 2 1 1 7 9 9 Vancouver 2 1 1 7 5 6 Los Angeles FC 2 0 0 6 6 1 Minnesota United 2 2 0 6 6 8 FC Dallas 1 0 2 5 5 2 Houston 1 1 1 4 7 4 LA Galaxy 1 1 1 4 3 3 Real Salt Lake 1 1 1 4 3 6 San Jose 1 1 0 3 5 5 Colorado 0 1 1 1 3 4 Portland 0 2 1 1 2 7 Seattle 0 2 0 0 0 4 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieTodays GameReal Salt Lake at Toronto FC, 8 p.m.Saturdays GamesNew York at Orlando City, 1 p.m. Los Angeles FC at LA Galaxy, 3 p.m. Vancouver at Columbus, 3 p.m. Portland at Chicago, 6 p.m. Atlanta United FC at Minnesota United, 8 p.m. New York City FC at San Jose, 8 p.m. D.C. United at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. New England at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 9 p.m. Montreal at Seattle, 10 p.m. NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 1 0 0 3 1 0 Seattle 1 0 0 3 2 1 Chicago 0 0 1 1 1 1 Houston 0 0 1 1 1 1 Orlando 0 0 1 1 1 1 Utah 0 0 1 1 1 1 Sky Blue FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 Portland 0 1 0 0 0 1 Washington 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Todays GameUtah at Houston, 8 p.m.Saturdays GamesSky Blue FC at North Carolina, 3:30 p.m. Orlando at Washington, 3:30 p.m. Portland at Chicago, 8:15 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS SOCCER RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Won 1, Lost 0, Tied 1)Sunday, Jan. 28 „ United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0Saturday, June 9 „ vs. France at Lyon, France (tentative)2018 FIFA WORLD CUPFIRST-ROUND GROUPSGROUP A W L T GF GA Pts Egypt 0 0 0 0 0 0 Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Saudi Arabia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 Thursday, June 14 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Russia vs. Saudi Arabia, 11 a.m. Friday, June 15 At Yekaterinburg, Russia Egypt vs. Uruguay, 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 19 At St. Petersburg, Russia Russia vs. Egypt, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia, 11 a.m. Monday, June 25 At Samara, Russia Uruguay vs. Russia, 10 a.m. At Volgograd, Russia Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt, 10 a.m. GROUP B W L T GF GA Pts Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 Morocco 0 0 0 0 0 0 Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 0 Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 Friday, June 15 At St. Petersburg, Russia Morocco vs. Iran, 11 a.m. At Sochi, Russia Portugal vs. Spain, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Portugal vs. Morocco, 8 a.m. At Kazan, Russia Iran vs. Spain, 2 p.m. Monday, June 25 At Kaliningrad, Russia Spain vs. Morocco, 2 p.m. At Saransk, Russia Iran vs. Portugal, 2 p.m. GROUP C W L T GF GA Pts Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 France 0 0 0 0 0 0 Peru 0 0 0 0 0 0 Saturday, June 16 At Kazan, Russia France vs. Australia, 6 a.m. At Saransk, Russia Peru vs. Denmark, noon Thursday, June 21 At Samara, Russia Denmark vs. Australia, 8 a.m. At Yekaterinburg, Russia France vs. Peru, 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Denmark vs. France, 10 a.m. At Sochi, Russia Australia vs. Peru, 10 a.m. GROUP D W L T GF GA Pts Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 Croatia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iceland 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 Saturday, June 16 At Moscow (Spartak) Argentina vs. Iceland, 9 a.m. At Kaliningrad, Russia Croatia vs. Nigeria, 3 p.m. Thursday, June 21 At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Argentina vs. Croatia, 2 p.m. Friday, June 22 At Volgograd, Russia Nigeria vs. Iceland, 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Iceland vs. Croatia, 2 p.m. At St. Petersburg, Russia Nigeria vs. Argentina, 2 p.m. GROUP E W L T GF GA Pts Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 Costa Rica 0 0 0 0 0 0 Serbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Switzerland 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sunday, June 17 At Samara, Russia Costa Rica vs. Serbia, 8 a.m. At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Brazil vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m. Friday, June 22 At St. Petersburg, Russia Brazil vs. Costa Rica, 8 a.m. At Kaliningrad, Russia Serbia vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 At Moscow (Spartak) Serbia vs. Brazil, 2 p.m. At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Switzerland vs. Costa Rica, 2 p.m. GROUP F W L T GF GA Pts Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sunday, June 17 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Germany vs. Mexico, 11 a.m. Monday, June 18 At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Sweden vs. South Korea, 8 a.m. Saturday, June 23 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia South Korea vs. Mexico, 11 a.m. At Sochi, Russia Germany vs. Sweden, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 At Yekaterinburg, Russia Mexico vs. Sweden, 10 a.m. At Kazan, Russia South Korea vs. Germany, 10 a.m. GROUP G W L T GF GA Pts Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 England 0 0 0 0 0 0 Panama 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tunisia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Monday, June 18 At Sochi, Russia Belgium vs. Panama, 11 a.m. At Volgograd, Russia Tunisia vs. England, 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23 At Moscow (Spartak) Belgium vs. Tunisia, 8 a.m. Sunday, June 24 At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia England vs. Panama, 8 a.m. Thursday, June 28 At Kaliningrad, Russia England vs. Belgium, 2 p.m. At Saransk, Russia Panama vs. Tunisia, 2 p.m. GROUP H W L T GF GA Pts Colombia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 Senegal 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tuesday, June 19 At Saransk, Russia Colombia vs. Japan, 8 a.m. At Moscow (Spartak) Poland vs. Senegal, 11 a.m. Sunday, June 24 At Yekaterinburg, Russia Japan vs. Senegal, 11 a.m. At Kazan, Russia Poland vs. Colombia, 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28 At Samara, Russia Senegal vs. Colombia, 10 a.m. At Volgograd, Russia Japan vs. Poland, 10 a.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLToday National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINEChicago -220 at Miami +200 at Atlanta -125 Philadelphia +115 at Arizona -155 Colorado +145 at Los Angeles -180 San Francisco +165 at San Diego Off Milwaukee Off Washington -190 at Cincinnati +175American LeagueNew York -137 at Toronto +127 Boston -163 at Tampa Bay +153 Houston -190 at Texas +175 at Oakland Off Los Angeles OffInterleaguePittsburgh -117 at Detroit +107NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Orlando 6 212 Chicago at Atlanta Off Off Philadelphia at Cleveland Off Off New Orleans at Oklahoma City 3 223 Denver at Houston Off Off Phoenix Minnesota 5 217 at Dallas at Utah Off Off Memphis at L.A. Lakers Off Off Milwaukee at Portland 6 217 L.A. ClippersCOLLEGE BASKETBALLTodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at North Texas 4 San Francisco at N. Colorado 9 Ill.-ChicagoSaturday Final FourMichigan 5 Loyola Of Chicago Villanova 5 KansasNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Colorado Off Chicago Off at N.Y. Rangers Off Tampa Bay Off at Washington -203 Carolina +183 Toronto -164 at Islanders +154 at Anaheim Off Los Angeles Off at Vegas -150 St. Louis +140 Updated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Placed OF Mark Trumbo and RHP Gabriel Ynoa on the 10-day DL, retroactive to March 26. Selected the contracts of INF Pedro Alvarez, OFs Craig Gentry and Colby Rasmus, and INF Danny Valencia from Norfolk (IL). Optioned RHP Alex Cobb to Bowie (EL). Designated RHPs Alec Asher, Stefan Crichton, Michael Kelly and Jesus Liranzo for assignment. BOSTON RED SOX „ Selected the contracts of LHP Bobby Poyner and RHP Marcus Walden. Placed INF Marco Hernandez on the 60-day DL and RHPs Austin Maddox and Tyler Thornburg and 2B Dustin Pedroia on the 10-day DL. CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Placed OF Michael Brantley, LHP Ryan Merritt, RHP Danny Salazar and INF Gio Urshela on the 10-day DL, retroactive to March 26. Selected the contracts of RHP Matt Belisle and OF Rajai Davis from Columbus (IL). Designated OF Abraham Almonte and RHP Ben Taylor for assignment. Reassigned LHP Jeff Beliveau, INF Drew Maggi, RHP Evan Marshall, C Jack Murphy and 1B Mike Napoli to minor league camp. HOUSTON ASTROS „ Placed RHPs Jandel Gustave, James Hoyt and Brady Rodgers on the 10-day DL, retroactive to March 26. KANSAS CITY ROYALS „ Placed C Salvador Perez, RHP Nate Karns, INF Adalberto Mondesi and OF Bubba Starling on the 10-day DL. Designated RHPs Wily Peralta and Ryan Zimmer for assignment. Selected the contracts of RHP Blaine Boyer and INF Ryan Goins. Recalled C Cam Gallagher from Omaha (PCL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Placed LHP Andrew Heaney on the 10-day DL, retroactive to March 26. MINNESOTA TWINS „ Selected the contract of OF Ryan LaMarre. Placed RHPs Ervin Santana and Phil Hughes on the 10-day DL. NEW YORK YANKEES „ Placed 1B Greg Bird and OF Jacoby Ellsbury on the 10-day DL and OF Clint Frazier on the seven-day concussion DL, retroactive to March 26. Recalled INF/OF Tyler Austin from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). TEXAS RANGERS „ Selected the contract of RHP Kevin Jepsen from Round Rock (PCL). Designated 1B Tommy Joseph for assignment. Placed RHPs Tony Barnette, Tim Lincecum and Ricardo Rodriguez, and LHP Martin Perez on the 10-day DL, retroactive to March 26. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Selected the contracts of RHPs John Axford and Tyler Clippard. Placed SS Troy Tulowitzki on the 60-day DL. Placed OFs Dalton Pompey and Anthony Alford on the 10-day DL. Designated LHP Sam Moll for assignment. Optioned LHP Tim Mayza, RF Teoscar Hernandez and RHP Joe Biagini to Buffalo (IL).National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES „ Placed INF Johan Camargo, RHP Chase Whitley and LHPs Luiz Gohara and Jacob Lindgren on the 10-day DL, retroactive to March 26. Optioned 3B Rio Ruiz to Gwinnett (IL). Reassigned SS Sean Kazmar, OFs Ezequiel Carrera and Danny Santana and RHP Anibal Sanchez to minor league camp. CHICAGO CUBS „ Optioned RHP Shae Simmons to Iowa (PCL). CINCINNATI REDS „ Placed RHP Anthony DeSclafani on the 60-day DL and LHP Brandon Finnegan and RHPs David Hernandez, Michael Lorenzen and Kevin Shackelford on the 10-day DL. Placed RHP Raisel Iglesias on the three-day paternity list. Recalled LHP Cody Reed and RHP Jackson Stephens from Louisville (IL). Selected the contract of INF/OF Cliff Pennington. COLORADO ROCKIES„ Placed RHPs Carlos Estevez and Jeff Hoffman and LHP Zac Rosscup on the 10-day DL, retroactive to March 26. LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Placed RHPs Tom Koehler and Yimi Garcia and 3B Justin Turner on the 10-day DL, retroactive to March 26. MIAMI MARLINS „ Placed RHP Brett G raves to 60-day DL. Designated C Austin Nola for assignment. Select contracts of RHP Jacob Turner, INF Yadiel Rivera and C Bryan Holaday New Orleans (PCL). Recalled LHP Jarlin Garca from Jacksonville (SL) and LHP Dillon Peters and OF Braxton Lee from New Orleans. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Placed RHPs Jerad Eickhoff, Tommy Hunter and Mark Leiter Jr. on the 10-day DL, retroactive to March 26. Optioned RHP Jake Arrieta to Clearwater (FSL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Placed RHP A.J. Schugel on the 10-day DL, retroactive to March 26. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS „ Placed LHP Madison Bumgarner and RHP Mark Melancon on the 10-day DL, retroactive to March 26. Placed RHP Julian Fernandez on the 60-day DL and LHP Will Smith and RHP Jeff Samardzija on the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of LF Gregor Blanco from Richmond (SL). Recalled RHPs Pierce Johnson and Roberto Gomez from Richmond. Recalled RHP Reyes Moronta from Sacramento (Cal).American AssociationCLEBURNE RAILROADERS „ Signed RHP Josh Hodges, LHP Will Mathis and OF Trevor Sealey. Released OF Nick Van Stratten and RHPs Carlos Pimentel and Laetten Galbraith. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS „ Signed RHP Chuck Weaver. LINCOLN SALTDOGS „ Signed LHP Kyle Kinman. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS „ Signed INFs Jay Baum and Dre Gleason. ST. PAUL SAINTS „ Signed OF Max Murphy and INF Noah Perio.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Signed RHP Vinnie Pestano and LHP Wander Perez.Can-Am LeagueNEW JERSEY JACKALS „ Signed OF David Harris and RHP Juan Paniagua. SUSSEX COUNTY MINERS „ Signed OF Alex Glenn.Frontier LeagueFLORENCE FREEDOM „ Signed RHP Denis Lyman. GATEWAY GRIZZLIES „ Signed RHP Shane Kemp. NORMAL CORNBELTERS „ Signed 1B Chris Iriart. RIVER CITY RASCALS „ Signed OF/3B Gerrion Grim.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationATLANTA HAWKS „ Assigned F Tyler Cavanaugh and transferred G Josh Magette to Erie (NBAGL).FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueDETROIT LIONS „ Signed C Wesley Johnson. MINNESOTA VIKINGS „ Signed LB Reshard Cliett and CB Marcus Sherels. OAKLAND RAIDERS „ Signed CB Leon Hall. WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Acquired 2018 fourth(No. 109), “ fth(No. 142 and 163), and conditional 2020 draft picks from Denver for S Sua C ravens and 2018 fourth(No. 113) and “ fth-round (No. 149) draft picks. Waived RB LeShun Daniels.BASKETBALL 3 p.m. ESPN2 „ High school, Geico Nationals, Boys semi“ nal, at Queens, N.Y. 5 p.m. ESPN2 „ High school, Geico Nationals, Boys semi“ nal, at Queens, N.Y. COLLEGE BASEBALL 7:30 p.m. FS1 „ West Virginia at Texas COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. CBSSN „ College Insider Tournament, championship, Illinois-Chicago at N. Colorado ESPNU „ CBI Tournament, championship series (best-of-3), Game 3, San Francisco at North Texas GOLF Noon GOLF „ LPGA Tour, ANA Inspiration, second round, at Rancho Mirage, Calif. 4 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Houston Open, second round, at Humble, Texas MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB „ Pittsburgh at Detroit 7 p.m. MLB „ NY Yankees at Toronto or Boston at Tampa Bay NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. FS-Florida „ Chicago at Orlando 8 p.m. ESPN „ New Orleans at Cleveland 10:30 p.m. ESPN „ L.A. Clippers at Portland TENNIS 1 p.m. ESPN „ ATP-WTA Tours, Miami Open, mens “ rst semi“ nal, at Key Biscayne 7 p.m. ESPNEWS „ ATP-WTA Tours, Miami Open, mens second semi“ nal, at Key Biscayne WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 „ NCAA Tournament, “ rst semi“ nal, Louisville vs. Mississippi St., at Columbus, Ohio 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ NCAA Tournament, second semi“ nal, Notre Dame vs. UConn, at Columbus, Ohio Have a local sporting event you would like to have included in our schedule? Email details to Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at paul.jenkins@ HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Lake Weir at Leesburg, 7 p.m. South Sumter at Trenton, 7 p.m. Windermere Prep at South Lake, 7 p.m. Trinity Christian Academy at Montverde Academy, 7 p.m. East Ridge at Ocoee, 7 p.m.TODAYS LOCAL SCHEDULECOLLEGE BASEBALLLake-Sumter 4, Florida State College 2Alan Alonso brought home the tying run with an infield single and pinch-hitter Connor Andrews brought in the winning run with a two-run single as Lake-Sumter State College rallied in the eighth inning for a 4-2 win over Florida State Col-lege on Wednesday at Lakehawk Field.Kyle Wiseman then came on and had a 1-2-3 ninth to earn the save, striking out the final two batters of the game. Colby Woodard earned the win with two scoreless innings of relief.Robbie Scott and Jarrett Backus each went 2-for-4 for the Lakehawks.LSSC improves to 13-21 overall and 5-5 in the Mid-Florida Conference. Florida State falls to 12-18 overall and 2-8 in the conference.HIGH SCHOOLLake Weir 8, Leesburg 2Austin Wehr drove in both Leesburg runs with a pair of singles as the Yellow Jackets fell to Lake Weir 8-2 on Wednesday at Lake Weir High School.Alexis Quevedo had a double and scored a run in the loss.Leesburg falls to 5-9 overall and 1-4 in district play while Lake Weir improves to 8-5 overall and 4-1 in the district. Real Life Christian 11, Victory Christian 8Korbin Kurtz went 3-for-5 with four RBIs and Gerry Kelly went 2-for-3 with a tworun double and scored four runs to lead Real Life Christian Acad-emy to an 11-8 win over Victory Christian at the Lake Region High School spring break tournament.Real Life went 2-1 in the tournament and is now 9-4 on the season.LOCAL ROUNDUP SAN ANTONIOBrunson, Wilson named players of the yearA long list of goals has taken up permanent space on Jalen Brunsons wall, including becoming a conference player of the year, an allAmerican and helping Villanova win a second national championship in three seasons.The junior point guard just reached another one by becoming The Associated Press mens college basketball player of the year.Brunson was presented with the award Thursday at the Final Four, where the Wildcats will face Kansas Saturday in the national semifinals. He earned 36 of 65 votes from the same panel that selects the AP Top 25, with ballots sub-mitted before the start of the NCAA Tournament. The Associated Press

PAGE 13 | Friday, March 30, 2018 B3By Mike FitzpatrickThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Rusty Staub, the orange-haired outfielder who became a huge hit with baseball fans in two countries during an All-Star career that spanned 23 major league seasons, died Thursday. He was 73.Staub died after an illness in a hospital in West Palm Beach, hours before the start of the baseball season, the New York Mets said in a statement. The team learned of his death from friends of Staub who were with him at the hospital, a spokes-man added.Affectionately dubbed Le Grand Orange,Ž Staub was a six-time All-Star and the only player in major league history to have at least 500 hits with four teams. Popular with fans and teammates all over the United States and Canada, he was most adored in New York and Montreal.He could be as tough as hell and as soft as a mushroom,Ž said Mets teammate and close friend Keith Hernandez, who choked back tears as he spoke about Staub at Citi Field before New York hosted the St. Louis Cardinals.A savvy, reliable slugger with left-handed power and a discerning eye, Staub played from 1963 to 1985 and finished 284 hits shy of 3,000. He had 3 great seasons with the Detroit Tigers and batted .300 for the Texas Rangers in 1980.He broke into the majors as a teenager with Houston, lasted into his 40s with the Mets and spent decades doing charity work in the New York area.There wasnt a cause he didnt champion,Ž the Mets said.Staub survived a 2015 heart attack on a flight home from Ireland. Years earlier, he owned and operated two popular Manhattan restaurants that bore his name, and authored a childrens book titled Hello, Mr. Met!ŽWhat a unique person-ality he was. I never met anyone like him,Ž former Mets pitcher Ron Darling said. He was a renais-sance kind of man.ŽThe Mets saluted Staub on the stadium video board before Thursdays season opener. The number 10 he wore during some of his time with the Mets (he also wore No. 4) was painted in white on the back of the pitchers mound.Rusty was a superb ambassador for our sport and a generous individual known for community efforts,Ž Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement.Staub was the first star for the expansion Montreal Expos in 1969, embraced by French-Canadian fans at Parc Jarry who appreci-ated that he learned their language.He made three straight All-Star teams with Montreal and hit a career-high 30 home runs for the last-place Expos in 1970. Though he spent only three full seasons in Montreal, plus a 38-game reunion in 1979, his No. 10 became the first uniform jersey retired by the team in 1993.Long after the Expos moved to Washington and were renamed the Nationals before the 2005 season, he remains one of the most beloved players in franchise history.He gave his heart and soul to the franchise and to the city of Montreal. He immersed himself in the citys culture as much as any Expo and the fans loved him for it,Ž Cana-dian Baseball Hall of Fame director of operations Scott Crawford said in a statement. Well miss Le Grande Orange, but well never forget him.ŽStaub was traded to the Mets in 1972 and one year later helped lead them to a surprising National League pennant. Spurred by a now-famous rallying cry from reliever Tug McGraw „ Ya Gotta Believe!Ž „ the Mets upset heavily favored Cincinnati, with Staub socking three home runs in the first four games of their best-of-five NL playoff.Staub separated his right shoulder when he crashed hard into the outfield wall to make a fantastic catch in the 11th inning of Game 4. He sat out Tom Seavers decisive win in Game 5 and missed the World Series opener against Oakland, yet returned to the lineup the following game.Barely able to make weak, underhand throws during the Series, he still batted .423 with a home run, two doubles and six RBIs as New York lost in seven games. In all, Staub hit .341 with 11 RBIs in his only postseason, a clutch and gritty performance that endeared him to Mets fans forever.Beloved All-Star Rusty Staub dies at 73Rusty Staub speaks during his induction into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on June 23, 2012, in St. Marys, Ontario. [AP PHOTO / THE CANADIAN PRESS, DAVE CHIDLEY, FILE] New York Mets Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, left, talks with former Mets player Rusty Staub in the dugout prior to a game between the 1969 Mets and the National League AllStars during a 30th anniversary celebration on May 2, 1999, at New Yorks Shea Stadium. Staub, who became a huge hit with baseball fans in two countries during an All-Star career that spanned 23 major league seasons, died Thursday in Florida. He was 73. [AP PHOTO / KATHY WILLENS, FILE]


B4 Friday, March 30, 2018 | DailyCommercial.coma 56-38 lead on a Devoe 3-pointer with 3:15 left in the third quarter. But Lone Peak rode its long-distance shooting to claw back into the game.The Knights made 19-of-43 3-point attempts in the game. Steven Ashworth, who was shut out in the first half, led Lone Peak with 29 points on 7-of-14 shooting from 3-point range while Ross Chantry had 20 points, including six 3-pointers.But the difference for Montverde was inside points and the Eagles outscored Lone Peak 52-12 in the paint.A 10-2 run by the Knights tied the game at 79-79 with 1:12 to go. After Barrett put Montverde ahead 81-79 with a pair of free throws, Lone Peak took its first lead since the opening moments of the game on a 3-pointer by Chantry with 42 seconds left.Barrett then tied it at 82-82 by hitting 1-of-2 free throws before Lone Peaks ill-fated timeout call.Barrett, who had 26 points Wednesday night in the McDonalds AllAmerican game, helped Montverde seize control early in the game, scoring 11 points in the opening quarter as the Eagles built a 21-8 lead.MVA finished the quarter on a 13-2 run and then added to it with six straight points to open the second quarter and take a 27-8 lead.But Lone Peak showed it belonged in the tournament by using long-range shoot-ing to go on a 14-2 run and close within 29-22 with 3:16 left in the half.Montverde quickly got back on track, closing the half on a 10-3 run to take a 39-25 lead into the locker room at halftime. The Eagles pushed the lead to 43-25 to start the third quarter before Lone Peak hit its stride from distance to make it a down-to-thewire game. MVAFrom Page B1By Tom WithersThe Associated PressCLEVELAND „ A generation of kids wanted to be like Michael Jordan. They bought his red-and-black Nikes and sported his No. 23 Bulls jersey. They mimicked Jordans spin move and fadeaway jumper and even wagged their tongues the way he did on a flight to the rim.While millions worshipped Jordan, only a handful entered his rarefied air. LeBron James lives there.Without a father in his life, James viewed Jordan as a role model and on Friday night the indomitable Cleveland Cavaliers star, playing at an MVP level in his 15th NBA season, likely will surpass a record held by a player he once admired like a god.ŽOn Wednesday night in Charlotte, James equaled Jor-dans NBA mark by scoring in double digits in 866 consecu-tive games, an extraordinary streak of consistency and dura-bility that may not end until James wants it to. No one else seemingly can stop him.Once he scores 10 points against New Orleans, probably at some point in the first half Friday night, James will surpass Jordans record and add another check mark to his side in the greatest-player-of-all-time debate.To put the streak in context, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is third at 787 games, followed by Karl Malone at 575. Among current players, James Harden is second to James with 257 games, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.James typically avoids talk-ing about his accomplishments, saying thats what hell do once he retires. But the double-digit scoring streak, which dates to Jan. 5, 2007, and an eight-point game against Milwaukee in his fifth season, has turned him somewhat reflective.LeBron closes in on MJs scoring markLoyola-Chicago chaplain Sister Jean takes hoops to a heavenly placeBy Eddie PellsThe Associated PressSAN ANTONIO „ On the night before Easter, a night when Sister Jean could reasonably be contemplating more consequential affairs, she will instead be festooned in her maroon and yellow letter jacket, sitting in her wheelchair on the floor of one of Americas greatest sports cathedrals, praying for an entirely different sort of miracle.Shell be trying to will the underdog, 11th-seeded Ram-blers from the Jesuit school of Loyola-Chicago another step along the road to a national championship. Its a road even the most pious fan wouldnt have dreamed of a mere three weeks ago.More than any single player or coach, it is the 98-year-old nun, Sister Jean DoloresSchmidt, who has left an indelible mark on this years NCAA Tournament, with her scouting reports and T-shirt-ready advice „ Worship, work and wisdomŽ „ lending an almost otherworldly credence to the idea that, in sports, anything is possible.And for those seeking a deeper meaning to Loyolas improbable trip to the Final Four, her presence raises questions that would normally be out of bounds in most mainstream sports conversations:Do Sister Jeans prayers carry more weight than, say, those of the Michigan fans who will be rooting against Loyola on Saturday?Is it OK to pray for something as pedestrian as, say, your team to win the big game?Do miracles really happen in sports?To sum them all up: Does God really care about basketball?Because God cares about the whole health of a human being, and because play is an element of the human experi-ence, God cares about play,Ž says Joe Price, an ordained minister who teaches classes on sports and religion at Whittier College. Now, whether God cares about competitive sport at a professional level is perhaps a different question.ŽBig-time sports has been long familiar with enthusias-tically religious athletes and ultra-successful programs from religious colleges. Tim Tebow, Carson Wentz and Kurt Warner; Notre Dame, BYU and, yes, another Final Four participant this weekend, Villanova. They and others have come to the fore and brought their religion with them, front and center.God and basketball(Leesburg) teammates (Dray Graham). I dont think theres any way Ill walk away disappointed. The whole thing is have one more night of fun with guys I grew up playing against.ŽEustis Keenon Benn echoed Ellis thoughts.Im here to have fun,Ž said Benn between warmup shots. I plan to play foot-ball in college, so for me, this is one last chance to play basketball. And I get to wrap it up with Dray Graham, who is on my AAU team. We played against each other through high school, so that really makes this special for me.My biggest goal coming in was to walk away from (Thursdays activities) with a smile on my face.ŽThe game, which is more than 20 years old, was renamed for Rolle follow-ing his death in 2010 at age 33 following a stroke doc-tors believed may have been caused by complications from diabetes. Rolle, who coached Eustis to the Class 4A Final Four in 2008, graduated from Eustis and returned after college to work in the citys Parks and Recreation Department.Coy Patterson, who coached the HomeŽ team in Thursdays game, played with Rolle at Eustis. Now the coach at Eustis, Patterson is a past All-Star participant, pouring in 41 points in the 1994 contest.Corey was a good person,Ž Patterson remembered. Even in high school he cared about others and would help anyone. And he was a pretty good basketball player. It was a real tragedy when we lost him. He had so much so much good left in him.This game is a great „ and fitting „ tribute to him.ŽIn the game, the home team won 131-120. Ellis was the leading scorer for the home team with 30 points. For the away team, Josh Hall from Eustis led the way with 22. Ellis also won the slam dunk compe-tition, beating Hall in the final round with two per-fect dunks. ALL-STARFrom Page B1Eustis Josh Hall takes part in the dunk contest at the 2018 Corey Rolle Lake-Sumter All-Star Game at Mount Dora High School in Mount Dora on Thursday. [PHOTOS BY PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Leesburgs Cordrayius Graham (25) takes part in the dunk contest at the 2018 Corey Rolle Lake-Sumter All-Star Game at Mount Dora High School in Mount Dora on Thursday. the leaders when he shot 30 on the front nine and was one shot behind. Mickelson, who won the Mexico Championship three weeks ago for his first victory in more than four years, stalled on the back nine, and then wound up in the wrong spot on the par-3 14th.Facing a bunker shot with the green running away from him, Mickelson left it in the sand and the ball rolled back into his footprint. He did well to get that one on the fringe, and got up-and-down to make double bogey.Mickelson wound up with a 68, along with Jordan Spieth, who made three late birdies playing in the morning.I didnt make a birdie on the back nine and thats disappointing,Ž Mickelson said. But Im playing well. I got off to a good start. My goal is not to win on Thursday. My goal is to try to get in contention for the weekend. So I didnt hurt myself there. But I didnt help myself as much as I could have.ŽBubba Watson had to make two straight birdies to avoid a playoff against Suri in group play last week at the Dell Technologies Match Play. Suri left that World Golf Championship and had to qualify Monday to get into the Houston Open.He still has hopes of going to Augusta National next week. Winning the Houston Open is the only way to get into the Masters. Glover isnt in the Masters, either. He ran off five consecutive birdies through the middle of his round and added two more late in his round for his lowest score of the year. Glover has not finished higher than a tie for 50th in his past eight starts.He attributed the solid start to his putting.I made a brief adjustment Saturday afternoon at Bay Hill and putted as confi-dently as I have in a long time, then brought it in this week,Ž Glover said. I basically cut out my practice stroke so I walk in, look once and bang. It seems to free me up a bit. Whether that will continue to be the case I dont know. It feels good right now.Ž GOLFFrom Page B1 play initiatives, mound visits are now counted. Teams are allowed six without pitching changes „ by the managers, coaches or infielders „ before a trip triggers a mandatory change on the mound.There didnt appear to be any flaps with umpires over the new policy, though it seemed to have an early effect in Miami, where Jose Urena gave up a home run to Happ on his first pitch. Dwight Evans is the only other player to connect on the first pitch of a season, doing it for the Red Sox in 1986 off Jack Morris at Tiger Stadium, the Elias Sports Bureau said.I was thinking fastball first pitch there,Ž Happ said.Urena hit three batters in the first inning and walked two. Even so, it took a while before pitching coach Juan Nieves went to see him „ when he did, the scoreboard at Marlins Park counted down the MVs from six to five.The next inning, Rizzo earned a standing ovation after his home run at Miami.Both teams wore patches to honor the 17 people killed at his former high school in Parkland, Florida. Crossing home plate, the Cubs star patted the patch on his chest and pointed to the sky.That was probably the most out-of-body experience Ive had hitting a home run in my life,Ž Rizzo said. It just felt really good.Ž Early in the day, the rain was the big winner.The Pittsburgh-Detroit game at Comerica Park was rained out, a day after the Washington-Cincinnati game was postponed in advance.Under gray skies, it was somber at Citi Field, where the New York Mets mourned former star Rusty Staub, who died hours before the opener.In Toronto, the Blue Jays held a pregame tribute to late ace Roy Halladay and retired the pitchers number No. 32. MLBFrom Page B1New York Yankees Giancarlo Stanton rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run during “ rst-inning baseball game action against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Thursday. [THE CANADIAN PRESS/ NATHAN DENETTE/THE CANADIAN PRESS VIA AP]

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IPHRERBBSO LOSANGELES Richards574434 WoodH,100001 BedrosianBS,1.131100 Alvarez.100001 Middleton1.100001 Johnson100001 RamirezL,0-11.121123 OAKLAND Graveman575501 Buchter100012 Petit210001 Treinen230001 HatcherW,1-0120002 Gravemanpitchedto1batterinthe6th Umpires„Home,TedBarrett;First,Lance Barksdale;Second,ChadFairchild;Third, WillLittle.T„4:02.A„27,764(37,090).NLLEADERSBATTING: Martinez,St.Louis, .750;BAnderson,Miami,.667; Gonzalez,NewYork,.667; Hoskins,Philadelphia,.667; Nimmo,NewYork,.667;Plawecki, NewYork,.667;Russell,Chicago, .667;Cain,Milwaukee,.600;5tied at.500. RUNS: Freeman,Atlanta,3; Bryant,Chicago,2;Castro,Miami, 2;Martinez,St.Louis,2;Nimmo, NewYork,2;Plawecki,NewYork, 2;Rizzo,Chicago,2;Rosario,New York,2;17tiedat1. RBI: Cespedes,NewYork,3; Markakis,Atlanta,3;BAnderson, Miami,2;Freeman,Atlanta,2; Knapp,Philadelphia,2;LaStella, Chicago,2;Martinez,St.Louis,2; Molina,St.Louis,2;Rosario,New York,2;16tiedat1. HITS: Cain,Milwaukee,3;Martinez,St.Louis,3;13tiedat2. DOUBLES: Hoskins,Philadelphia, 2;12tiedat1. TRIPLES: Dietrich,Miami,1. HOMERUNS: Albies,Atlanta, 1;Freeman,Atlanta,1;Happ, Chicago,1;Hernandez,Philadelphia,1;Markakis,Atlanta,1; Martinez,St.Louis,1;Molina, St.Louis,1;Rizzo,Chicago,1; Schwarber,Chicago,1. STOLENBASES: Bruce,NewYork, 1;Cain,Milwaukee,1;Hoskins, Philadelphia,1;Russell,Chicago, 1;Szczur,SanDiego,1. PITCHING: Cishek,Chicago,1-0; Jeffress,Milwaukee,1-0;Syndergaard,NewYork,1-0;Vizcaino, Atlanta,1-0. ERA: Albers,Milwaukee,0.00; CAnderson,Milwaukee,0.00; Barnes,Milwaukee,0.00;Cishek, Chicago,0.00;Duensing,Chicago, 0.00;Familia,NewYork,0.00; Garcia,Philadelphia,0.00;Gsellman,NewYork,0.00;Hader, Milwaukee,0.00;Hand,SanDiego, 0.00;Hicks,St.Louis,0.00;Jeffress,Milwaukee,0.00;Mayers, St.Louis,0.00;Montgomery, Chicago,0.00;OGrady,Miami, 0.00;Stammen,SanDiego,0.00; Strop,Chicago,0.00;Swarzak, NewYork,0.00;Tazawa,Miami, 0.00;Vizcaino,Atlanta,0.00; Wilson,Chicago,0.00;Winkler, Atlanta,0.00. STRIKEOUTS: Syndergaard,New York,10;CAnderson,Milwaukee, 6;Martinez,St.Louis,5;Guerrero, Miami,4;Richard,SanDiego,4.ALLEADERSBATTING: Bogaerts,Boston,.750; Davidson,Chicago,.750;Andrus, Texas,.667;Engel,Chicago, .667;Calhoun,LosAngeles,.600; Maldonado,LosAngeles,.600; Semien,Oakland,.600;Stanton, NewYork,.600;9tiedat.500. RUNS: Davidson,Chicago,4; Anderson,Chicago,3;Stanton, NewYork,3;Abreu,Chicago,2; Bogaerts,Boston,2;Calhoun,Los Angeles,2;Garcia,Chicago,2; Gardner,NewYork,2;Moustakas, KansasCity,2;Semien,Oakland, 2. RBI: Davidson,Chicago,5;Davis, Oakland,4;Stanton,NewYork, 4;Anderson,Chicago,3;Duda, KansasCity,3;Span,TampaBay, 3;Sanchez,Chicago,3;5tiedat2. HITS: Bogaerts,Boston,3;Calhoun,LosAngeles,3;Cozart,Los Angeles,3;Davidson,Chicago, 3;Maldonado,LosAngeles,3; Semien,Oakland,3;Stanton,New York,3;17tiedat2. DOUBLES: Bogaerts,Boston,2;20 tiedat1. TRIPLES: Calhoun,LosAngeles, 1;Joseph,Baltimore,1;Powell, Oakland,1;Span,TampaBay,1. HOMERUNS: Davidson,Chicago, 3;Anderson,Chicago,2;Stanton, NewYork,2;13tiedat1.BOXSCORES ROUNDUPCubs8,Marlins4: IanHapphomeredonthe“rstpitchofthemajorleague season,andAnthonyRizzomadehisemotionalhomecomingevenmorememorablewithahomer. Athletics6,Angels5(11inn.): MarcusSemienbeata“ve-manin“eldwithone outinthe11thinningtoliftOakland. Braves8,Phillies5: NickMarkakishitathree-runhomerwithtwooutsinthe ninthinning,cappingtheravescomebackfroma“ve-runde“cit.r. Mets9,Cardinals4: YoenisCespedesdroveinthreerunsandnewcomer AdrianGonzalezhitago-aheaddouble. Orioles3,Twins2(11inn.): AdamJoneshomeredonFernandoRodneys“rst pitchstartingthebottomofthe11thinning. Astros4,Rangers1: JustinVerlanderstruckout“ve,walkedtwoandhitabatter whilethrowing90pitchesfortheWorldSerieschampions. Yankees6,BlueJays1: GiancarloStantonhitatwo-runhomerinhis“rstat-bat withhisnewteam. Rays6,RedSox4: DenardSpanmadeahugesplashinhisdebutforhishometownteamonopeningday,liningabases-loadedtripletohighlightasix-run rallyintheeighthinning. WhiteSox14,Royals7: MattDavidsonbecamethefourthplayerinmajor leaguehistorytohomerthreetimesonopeningday. Brewers2,Padres1(12inn.): OrlandoArciasingledinJi-ManChoiwithtwo outsinthe12thinning. Postponed: PittsburghatDetroit,WashingtonatCincinnatiTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VSOPP MATCHUPPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA Washington Scherzer(R)0-00.000-01-06.00.00 CincinnatiBailey(R)4:10p0-00.000-00-25.225.41 ChicagoHendricks(R)0-00.000-00-00.00.00 MiamiSmith(L)7:10p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 PhiladelphiaPiv etta(R)0-00.000-03-017.02.12 AtlantaFoltynewicz(R)7:35p0-00.000-01-118.03.00 ColoradoAnderson(L)0-00.000-02-017.04.76 ArizonaRay(L)9:40p0-00.000-00-215.04.80 SanFran.Cueto(R)0-00.000-01-222.25.96 L.A.Wood(L)10:10p0-00.000-02-018.04.00 MilwaukeeChacin(R)0-00.000-00-00.00.00 SanDiegoLucchesi(L)10:10p0-00.000-00-00.00.00AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VSOPP MATCHUPPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA NewYorkTanaka(R)0-00.000-03-130.04.20 TorontoSanchez(R)7:07p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 BostonPrice(L)0-00.000-00-08.02.25 TampaBaySnell(L)7:10p0-00.000-00-210.25.91 HoustonKeuchel(L)0-00.000-03-124.22.92 TexasFister(R)8:05p0-00.000-00-16.28.10 L.ASkaggs(L)0-00.000-00-315.16.46 OaklandManaea(L)10:05p0-00.000-01-117.16.23INTERLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VSOPP MATCHUPPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA PittsburghNova(R)0-00.000-00-16.18.53 DetroitZmmrmnn(R)1:10p0-00.000-00-17.03.86 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. VSOPP-Pitchersrecordversusthisopponent. THISDATEINBASEBALLMARCH30 1966: TheKoufax-Drysdaleholdoutended.TheLosAngelesDodgersannouncedthesignings.SandyKoufaxgot $120,000andDonDrysdale$105,000,makingthemthe highestpaidteammatesinhistory. 1992: TheChicagoCubsandChicagoWhiteSoxmade atrade.TheCubssentout“elderGeorgeBelltothe WhiteSoxforout“elderSammySosaandpitcherKen Patterson. 2004: TheNewYorkYankeesandTampaBayDevilRays openedtheseasoninJapanwithTampaBaypostingan 8-3victorybehindthepitchingofVictorZambranoand thehittingofTinoMartinez.Martinezhadthreehits includingthe300thhomerofhiscareer. Todaysbirthdays: AlexBregman24;JakeMarisnick27; ChrisSale29. TheAthleticsMarcusSemien(left)celebrateswithMattOlson(28)afterdrivinginthewinningruninthe11th inningagainsttheAngelsThursdayinOakland,Calif.TheAswon6-5.[BENMARGOT/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]


B6 Friday, March 30, 2018 | BUSINESS 2,500 2,600 2,700 2,800 2,900 M ONDJF 2,560 2,680 2,800 S&P 500Close: 2,640.87 Change: 35.87 (1.4%) 10 DAYS 22,000 23,000 24,000 25,000 26,000 27,000 M ONDJF 23,480 24,260 25,040 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 24,103.11 Change: 254.69 (1.1%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 2281 Declined 621 New Highs 31 New Lows 52 Vol. (in mil.) 3,550 Pvs. Volume 3,850 2,566 2,514 1977 887 43 80 NYSE NASDDOW 24314.30 23928.13 24103.11 +254.69 +1.07% -2.49% DOW Trans. 10480.51 10223.88 10396.56 +208.37 +2.05% -2.03% DOW Util. 695.62 690.23 692.63 +4.00 +0.58% -4.25% NYSE Comp. 12512.00 12356.08 12452.06 +143.16 +1.16% -2.79% NASDAQ 7120.46 6935.78 7063.44 +114.22 +1.64% +2.32% S&P 500 2659.07 2609.72 2640.87 +35.87 +1.38% -1.22% S&P 400 1888.61 1860.47 1878.77 +24.99 +1.35% -1.15% Wilshire 5000 27581.87 27094.23 27410.72 +373.66 +1.38% -1.38% Russell 2000 1540.02 1513.31 1529.43 +16.40 +1.08% -0.40% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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By Joseph PisaniThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ In Andrea Brights home, Kleenex tissues, Charmin toilet paper and Glad trash bags have all been replaced by one brand: Prince & Spring.Never heard of it? Its the 3-year-old house brand from, one among many new lines from online retailers vying to be the next private-label juggernaut. Think Costcos Kirkland Signature or Krogers Simple Truth, but for online shop-pers only.Online retailers are creating their own brands for the same reason brickand-mortar stores have long done so: They make a bigger profit, and the items help attract and keep customers. launched Uniquely J last fall. Amazon now has Wickedly Prime, AmazonBasics and several other brands. And one new website,, has gone even further. Adamant that its not a private label, it nonetheless sells only its own goods such as tooth-paste, tampons and trail mix.For shoppers, who may see the new brands atop their search results, the online-only store labels can offer cost savings on basics, organic items they cant find in nearby stores, or a change from products they see everywhere. Bright, an academic coun-selor from Mattoon, Illinois, started buying Prince & Spring products about two years ago. They cost less, she says, and she finds them to be very good quality.ŽSince online retailers dont have store shelves, they find other ways to get their labels in front of customers. Sites design packaging that pop on screens (Jet, for example, hired a tattoo artist for Uniquely J coffee labels). Some use organic ingredi-ents or recycled materials to stand apart, while others ship boxes of free samples to hook shoppers.In a box from Jet last December, Rachel Simpson got freebies: two Uniquely J sauces, including a Sriracha one.That was a pleasant surprise,Ž says Simpson, a data entry clerk who lives in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She frequently buys another brand of Sriracha from Jet, as well as other condiments. Jet analyzes customer data to decide what free samples to send and also what prod-ucts to make. Sriracha is a hot seller, but it didnt have an organic version, so it created one for Uniquely J.Jet says it started to work on Uniquely J before the site was bought by Walmart Inc. in 2016. But while you can find Walmarts private-label brands on Jet, you wont find Uniquely J in Walmart stores.We evaluate that all the time,Ž says Dan Hooker, whos in charge of the online retailers private brands. But right now, its an exclu-sive offering.ŽAmazon blurs the line. When it bought Whole Foods last year, it added the grocers 365 store brand to its site immediately. Wickedly Prime soups showed up at its new Seattle convenience store, and AmazonBasics smartphone chargers are at its physical bookstores.Store brands typically start out selling frequently bought products, such as toilet paper and napkins, and grow from there. Prince & Spring did that, and now plans to add laundry detergent, almond butter and bottled water.Online shops seek bigger pro ts by creating brands

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PAGE 21 | Friday, March 30, 2018 C1 DRIVETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 Powered by Q: I took your advice and bought an inexpensive scan tool. Its been fun trying it out on several family cars, and Im almost eagerly awaiting a problem so I can try to fix it! Im curious about the STFTŽ and LTFTŽ percentage numbers „ and what they represent. Ive also noticed one car shows a reading for MAPŽ and the other shows it as MAFŽ. Whats the difference? Wes L.A: Cool stuff! STFT and LTFT are abbreviations for short-term fuel trim and long-term fuel trim. MAP and MAF are short for manifold absolute pressure and mass air flow (sensors). Fuel trims provide an informative view of fuel/air delivery system happiness, reflecting the level of correction needed beyond the original fuel delivery mapping when abnormal conditions occur, to make the exhaust oxygen/air-fuel sensor happy once again (normal readings). Shortterm fuel trim is a direct response to oxygen/airfuel sensor readings and is typically expressed as either a positive (rich correction „ adding fuel) percentage or a negative percentage (lean correction „ subtracting fuel). The range of correction typically tops out at perhaps 25 percent to 30 percent positive or negative. Readings within plus or minus 5 percent of zero are considered normal. Multi-bank engines (V-6, other) may have trims for each bank of cylinders (STFT-1, STFT-2) as each cylinder bank has its own oxygen/air-fuel sensor. Long-term fuel trim(s) are a response to a continuous and presumed permanent short-term correction, allowing short-term trim to return back to a quick-on-its-feet neutral value. There will be a differing trim value for every speed/load, so its best to observe fuel trims during a variety of driving conditions. Lets say a vehicle has a dirty/moderately clogged fuel filter. It may run OK at low speed/ low load as fuel flow through the injectors is minimal, but it may lose power at high speed/ load when flow is high. As the engine struggles at high speed/load, the exhaust oxygen/air-fuel sensor(s) will indicate a lean mixture (not enough fuel) and the PCM (powertrain control module) will call for a short-term correction, a positive number perhaps in double digits to fix it. If the fault has been learned via repeated episodes and isnt severe, it might show up mostly in the long-term trim(s). If the filter was really clogged and the long-term trim is topped-out, shortterm trim will also help UNDER THE HOODMaking sense of scan tool readings By Charles FlemingTribune News ServiceThe Ford GT is the hottest American production super-car ever made, and its an icon that represents homegrown automotive glory.Ford built the first prototypes to challenge Ferraris dominance on European race-tracks. The GT beat the Italians at their own game in a historic 1966 victory at Le Mans „ taking first, second and third place.Then Ford came back to Le Mans on the 50th anniversary of that win and did it again, in 2016.The current Ford GT is loud, low, impractical and uncomfortable. Getting in and out through the dihedral doors is a calisthenic ordeal. The visibility is almost nil. The steering is balky and the suspension is stiff. The roar of the engine drowns out the radio and makes everyone on the other end of a phone call say, Where are you?ŽInside, there isnt even a cup holder. Luggage? Sorry. No trunk.Slow-speed driving is a nightmare. This two-door coupe couldnt possibly feel more awkward crawling through city traffic, creeping Drives like a dreamFord GT is the hottest American production supercar ever madeThe reborn Ford GT is sleek, super-fast and exclusive. Only 1,000 will be built over “ ve years. [MYUNG J. CHUN / TNS] By Robert DufferTribune News ServiceToyotas full-size threerow SUV rumbles on, same as it was a decade ago with technology upgraded for the modern era that has the look and feel of something from the prior era. Such is Toyota.Even though sales of the Sequoia are a fraction of what they were in its heyday in the early half of the millennium, demand remains constant for the Tundra-based SUV.That old-school feel is welcome by a certain set dis-suaded by all the doodads that turn the modern cabin into a carnival. No start/stop push-button on/off switches here: you get a stiff and unbend-ing key, so you can stab your thigh or waist whenever you sit down. And the gear stick is in the console, notched and sturdy. And of course there is a CD player, to play any one of the many very best of the Eagles.Crank that 5.7-liter V-8 engine and hear that fan roar over anyone talking. And that 11 mpg around town? Could be worse, could be the 1970s. I get why consumers would opt for a stripped-down family hauler that acts as reliably as a truck. This is a long-haul ride, over space and time, at a reasonable price. And the piecemeal comfort and convenience options that abound in the competitors can feel like a whole lot of snake oil salesmanship. I get it.What bothers me is how the new stuff is swapped for the old stuff without regard to form or function. What both-ers me is the touch screen. The postcard-sized interface is smaller than the console cup holders, and the Entune info-tainment system is still one of the worst on the market. Despite having large knobs for climate control and huge buttons on the steering wheel that cant be misapplied even with work gloves on, theres these tiny buttons that a bare pinky pad cant hit with any accuracy to get all the second-ary vehicle info on the touch screen. And there is still no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Two of the five 12-volt outlets are up front, but USB ports are extra. And this is on the middle of the pack, leather-appointed Limited trim.The cabin is loaded with hard plastic and free of any fancy flourishes, which also has a certain appeal to the truck-should-be-a-truck purists. Accessing the third row takes a strong kid or help from an adult, but getting out is easy. The third row can recline, and the second row bench seat enables eight total passengers.A power liftgate with slid-ing window and power folding third-row seats make it easy to lug stuff other than people. Second row folds flat as well, for a flat floor cargo area. The 120 cubic feet of cargo volume „ a foot shy of the class-lead-ing Chevrolet Suburban „ is above average for the class. Under the hood is the same fuel-snarfing 381-horsepower V-8 engine. We averaged 13.6 mpg at 45 mph on our highway commutes, a far cry from the EPA-estimated 17 mpg high-way. Around town, we were at a solid 11 mpg, also well short of the EPA-estimated 13 mpg city. Is it irony to name it for an endangered tree?The old powertrain with the six-speed transmission is proven reliable in the Sequoia, Tundra and Land Cruiser, and feels like it will run without fault for another decade or three. The 401 pound-feet of torque enables towing up to 7,400 pounds, a capabil-ity shared by several midsize SUVs but exceeded by all other full-size SUVs.Most of the upgrades for the decade-old refresh are standard advanced driver assistance systems, such as pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control that can be used to a stop. Theres a 4.2-inch instrument cluster display to toggle through very basic info, such as changing radio stations with the steer-ing wheel controls. Anything more sophisticated, including checking fuel economy for one trip, involves the terribly tiny touch screen.The standard safety features are nice, but not worth the upcharge over a lightly used old model Sequoia, if old is your thing.2018 Toyota Sequoia: Whats old is not new Brad BergholdtTimes take: The most iconic American sports car Highs: Beautiful to look at, delightful to drive Lows: Awkward at some speeds, and so spendy Vehicle type: Two-door, twopassenger sports car Base price: $450,000 Price as tested: $505,000 Powertrain: 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 gasoline engine Transmission: Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic Horsepower: 647 Torque: 550 pound-feet Estimated fuel economy rating: 11 miles per gallon city / 18 highway / 14 combinedFord GT Fords engineers have limited the dashboard details to the bare minimum. Everything required to operate the Ford GT is embedded in the steering wheel. Though there is a navigation system, and the GT has Apple CarPlay, the cockpit is designed for maximum ef“ ciency. [MYUNG J. CHUN / TNS] The refreshed 2018 Toyota Sequoia is largely a technology update to the full-size three-row SUV last redesigned for 2008. [ROBERT DUFFER / TNS] See READINGS, C2 See FORD, C2


C2 Friday, March 30, 2018 | DIDYOUKNOW PoweredByAccordingtoCarfax,aboutone outofevery“vevehiclesonthe roadintheU.S.havearecall. AUTOMOTIVE AUTOBITSWhatsdrivingcarcareand purchasesthisspringAstheweatherstartsto warmup,Americanswill hittheroadmoreoftenfor destinationsrangingfromfamilyoutingstospringvaca-tiondestinations.Hankook TireexaminedwhatdrivesAmericanstokeepupwithcarmaintenance,aswellaswhatmatterswhenmaintenance candonomoreanditstimetovisitthedealership.Leaveittome: Two-thirds(69percent)ofdrivers performtheirowncarmain-tenance,accordingtothe latestHankookTireGauge survey.Amongthosewho doso,themainmotivatoris tosavemoney(54percent). Otherslikedoingittosave time(28percent),because theypreferknowingexactlywhatsgoingintotheirvehi-cles(26percent),oritsafuntaskforsomewhosimplyenjoyit(22percent).Theairinthespare:Whenaskedthemostelabo-ratecarmaintenancetheyveperformedwithouthelpfromamechanic,mostAmericanssaidthattheyhaveeither changedtheoil(21percent)orchangedatire(21percent). Butbeingabletochangeyour owntirewontdomuchgoodifthesparedoesnthaveanyairinit!Twenty-ninepercentofAmericansneverchecktheirsparetiresairpressure,whichcouldbedeflatingifitsflattoo.Fortunately,check-ingtheairinthespareispartofaregularmaintenanceroutineformorethanhalfofdrivers(57percent). M oreContentNowByGregZylaMoreContentNowEntryPrice: $20,395 PriceasTested: $29,110Thisweek,weredriving the2018MitsubishiOutlanderSport,deliveredin toplevelSELtrimwithallwheel-control(AWC).The OutlanderSportisanearidenticaltwintoMitsubishislargerformatOutlander, asbothversionsrideonthe exactsamewheelbaseandutilizeidenticalfourcylinderengines/transmissions.AllOutlandersareavail-ableineitherfrontorAWC,thebigdifferencebeingOutlanderSportsfive-pas-sengerbodyis14.6inches shorterand400pounds lighterthanbigbrother Outlander,thelatterwhich offersthree-row,sevenpassengerseating(ina pinchmindyouifyouarenotadog).Bothdelivergoodfuelmileage,nicelooksandroomyinteriors.For2018,Outlander SportisavailableinES,LE, SEandtoplineSELtrims. TheGTlineisdroppedfor 2018,replacedwithanewEclipseŽcompactSUVthatisbasicallyanOutlanderthatsalldolledup.TheentryESwitha2.0-literengineandfive-speedmanualstartsat just$20,395uptotheAWC ELS,ourtesterthisweek,whichstartsat$25,895.ThenewEclipsemodelbegins at$23,205andfeaturesaneight-speedCVTautomatictransmissionanda1.5-liter turbofourcylinderengine(butonly152-horsepower).Introducedin2011and nowinitsthirdgeneration, allOutlanderSportsoffer lowcostalternativesto higherpricedcompetitors.The2018Sportreceivesnicefrontandrearstyletweaks andourtestercomespoweredbytheaforementioned 2.4-literfour-cylinder thatgenerates168horsepower.Thisengineismore responsivethanthesmaller 148-horse2.0-literfourasonceyouloadtheOutlanderwithsomepassengersand cargo,youllneedtheextra ponies.Expectzeroto60mphinabout8.5seconds.Theenginematestoa CVTsixspeedSportronic automaticwithsteering wheelpaddleshifters,thelatterforthoseseekingmorecontrolovertheengineRPMandtransmissionmanagement.Allthisworksin tandemtodeliverdecent23 cityand28highwayMPG estimatesforthe4x4Out-landers.IfyouchoosetheESOutlanderwiththesmaller four,front-driveandthemanualtransmission,expect23cityand30highway.The4x4featureselectronically controlledactivefrontdif-ferentialwithapush-buttonactivationthatengagesallthewheels.Therideisaver-agetogood,overall,butnotoutstanding. Insummary,the2018Mit-subishiSportmaynotbethebestinclass,butitsbetter thanever.Consideringoutstandingdealerdiscountsand/orfinancingincentives,youoweittoyourselftocheckoutoneofthebestcompactSUVvaluesoutthere.Likes: Interior,fuel mileage,lotsofstandardfeatures,enhancedsafety. Dislikes: Couldusemorehorsepower,fullthrottleenginenoise,Apple/AndroidnotavailableonentryES. GregZylawritesweekly forMoreContentNow andotherGatehouse Mediapublications.TestDrive:2018MitsubishiOutlanderSport2018MitsubishiOutlanderSport.[MITSUBISHI] over speed bumps, or using the small backup camera to parallel park.Under 30 miles per hour, the transmission jerks through the shift points. Its so clunky on downshifts that I was afraid I was leaving gear-box parts on the road behind me.But higher-speed driving is a dream.The Fords that beat Ferrari were powered by massive American V-8 engines. The modern GTs are a little more sensible, and get their boost from a 3.5-liter V-6.Similar to the EcoBoost engine Ford puts in its F-150 pickup trucks, this twin-tur-bocharged V-6 makes 647 horsepower and 550 poundfeet of torque. Thats a lot, especially for a car that weighs only 3,054 pounds dry.Ford has shaved weight from the GT by replacing steel and aluminum hard parts with carbon fiber.So, to get a sense of how it behaved, I took a spin through Carbon Canyon „ across Anaheim, through Yorba Linda, and up into Chino Hills.Everything wrong with the car in traffic is right in the canyon.I didnt need to listen to the radio when I could listen to the gurgling V-6 instead. I didnt want to talk to anyone on the phone. I didnt need a caffeinated beverage to stay alert because the GT had me wide awake.Uncommonly low and uncommonly quick, the GT sits wide and flat. At speed, its all business. The power is instantaneous, with no appre-ciable turbo lag, delivered to the rear wheels through a tight, seven-speed paddle-shift transmission.Fords engineers have lim-ited the dashboard details to the bare minimum. Every-thing required to operate the car is embedded in the steer-ing wheel. Though there is a navigation system, and the GT has Apple CarPlay, the cock-pit is designed for maximum efficiency.Want to adjust the seat? You cant. Instead, you can use a lever to bring the gas and brake pedals closer to the immovable seat.The stiff suspension and balky steering make the GT shockingly easy to manage once the speedometer starts to spin. The car gets lighter and nimbler as the speed rises. Above 71 mph, a rear wing deploys to help keep the rear tires on the ground. The faster you go, the better it feels.The tires and suspension provided excellent feedback, reporting on every wrinkle in the road. Cornering felt intuitive. The Brembo calipers and ceramic brakes slowed and stopped the GT with precision.Stopped or moving fast, the Ford GT is, for my money, one of the most beautiful vehicles ever designed. The current crop has continued the iconic livery of the 1966 Le Mans winner „ starting with the broad center stripe „ but the bodies are even more elegantly streamlined. The line that runs from the doors to the rear wheels, and defines a wide channel for air flow, is the definition of sleek.Ford says this sports car will go from zero to 60 mph in 3 seconds and achieve a top speed of 216 mph. (In addition to Normal, Sport, Track and Wet driving modes, theres V Max,Ž which is meant to maximize acceleration for maximum straight-line speed.)Being an Eagle Scout and a current member in good standing with the California Safe Drivers Club, I didnt attempt anything like those performance numbers. So I was not able to push the enve-lope, or even approach the envelope, of this cars abilities.Other drivers with access to a helmet, driving gloves and a race track will be able to do that „ but not many of them. Ford is going to make only 1,000 Ford GTs, at the rate of about 200 a year. (Each one is marked with a dashboard emblem. The one I borrowed read H984.Ž In Ford GT code, that means it was built in 2017 and has a VIN that ends in 984.)Former late-night host and permanent car enthusiast Jay Leno got one of the first ones, at a reported cost of $505,000.Anyone else able to get on the waiting list will have to cough up close to the same to take a GT home.Thats a stupid amount of money for a car, of course. But this isnt just a car. Its a piece of history, and extremely unique, and highly collectible. Like the limited-edition Ferraris, McLarens, Lamborghinis and Paganis they resemble, these Ford GTs will be worth a lot more than $450,000 when the 75th anni-versary of that 1966 victory comes around. FORDFrom Page C1 with the fault (both are positive percentages in this case). Other examples include negative percentage trim(s) (fuel subtracted) due to a dirty air filter during high airflow conditions, or perhaps positive trim(s) only at idle, due to a manifold vacuum leak. On vehicles equipped with a MAF sensor, improperly measured air, due to a leaking hose connection or dirty sensor would result in a positive fuel trim correction due to the skewed original fuel mapping. MAF sensors are typically a cartridge in the large/black intake duct between the air filter and engine throttle and measure the mass/ quantity of air entering the engine. Smaller, lower-tech engines may use a MAP sensor instead, which measures engine vacuum, an excellent load indicator. The PCM crunches the MAP reading, along with other sensor values to infer intake airflow. Given time, your scan tool will likely pay for itself many times over. Enjoy! READINGSFrom Page C1Stopped or moving fast, the Ford GT is, for my money, one of the most beautiful vehicles ever designed. The current crop has continued the iconic livery of the 1966 Le Mans winner „ starting with the broad center stripe „ but the bodies are even more elegantly streamlined. The line that runs from the doors to the rear wheels, and de“ nes a wide channel for air ” ow, is the de“ nition of sleek. [MYUNG J. CHUN / TNS]

PAGE 23 | Friday, March 30, 2018 C3ByEdSymkusMoreContentNowBeforemakingReady PlayerOne,ŽSteven Spielberghaddirected30 featurefilms.Therewere ticket-sellingtriumphs (JawsŽ)andboxoffice b ombs(TheBFGŽ).There weresomberstudiesof socialissues(TheColor PurpleŽ),hauntinghistoricaldramas(Schindlers ListŽ),andsciencefictionflightsoffancy(A.I. ArtificialIntelligenceŽ). Butitsbeenalongtime sinceSpielbergsuccessfully latchedontothelittlekid insideofhimandmadea filmthatssimplyabunch offun,Idsaysince1941.Ž Fromitsopeningsalvo ofmusic„VanHalens JumpŽ„toitslast„ YouMakeMyDreamsŽ b yHall&Oates„Ready PlayerOneŽisawhirlwind celebrationoffantasy versusrealityandgood versusevil,asaluteto competitivespirit,youthful idealism,andpopculture. Youneednthaveread the2011novelbyErnest Cline(whoco-wrotethe screenplay),nordoyou havetobeagamerora virtualrealityaficionadoto bewonoverbywhatSpielberghasunleashedhere. Anopenmindthatdoesnt requirethateverylittle thingbeexplained,aloveof visualeffects,andasense ofmoviegoingadventure aretheonlyprerequisites ItsColumbus,Ohio,in theyear2045.Something hasgoneverywrong„ socially,monetarily,environmentally„withour world,andbythetimeour protagonist,18-year-old Wade(TyeSheridan)was born,peoplehadstopped tryingtofixthecountlessproblems.Wadelives inamassivejumbleofa trailerparkwithhisdownheartedauntandherawful boyfriend.Wade,likeso manyothers,hasturned awayfromreality,optinginsteadtodonaspecialhelmetandpluginto theOasis,avirtualreality havenwhereyouchoose anavatarandareabletogo anywhere,doanything. Thebrainchildofthe brilliantandeccentric gamedesignerJamesHalliday(MarkRylance),who diedafewyearsearlier, theOasishasnowbecome thesettingofacontest, oneinwhichplayersvie tocompeteagainsteach otherinsolvingpuzzlesand findingclues.Thewinnerwillgaincontrolofthe Oasis,whichisthelargest companyintheworld. Wade,whoconsiders himselfaloser,butknows hesasharpplayer,wants towintoprovethathes betterthanthecardslife hasdealthim.Withinthat virtualworld,wherehes knownbythegamertag Parzival,hemeetsArt3mis (OliviaCooke),whose realnameisSamantha, andwhoisplayingfor purposesofrevenge. Theterrificallystructuredscriptoffersmultiple levelsofstorytelling,and keepstothespiritofthe novel,butcontinuallyveers offintodifferentdirections,sopuristsmight complain,astheyalways willaboutadaptations. Thisisanenormous technology-fantasyfilm. Otherslikeit,fromTronŽ toSpeedRacer,Žhave failedcatchenoughviewersfancies.ButSpielberg issuchakidatheart,its aperfectmovieforhim andfromhim.Bighit. EdSymkuswritesabout moviesforMoreContent Now.Hecanbereached I ts1987aswerejoin KGBspiesPhilipand ElizabethJenningsfor thesixthandfinalseason ofTheAmericans.ŽStill focusedonacomplicated marriagebetweenspies pretendingtobeAmericanslivinginReagan-era Washington,D.C.,the seasontakesthetensiontonewheightsasan exhaustedElizabethgrows increasinglyunhingedand daughterPaigedivesdeeper intothefamilybusiness. Withasharplyfocusedplot andastellarperformance fromRussell,thisslow burnofaseriesisreadyto gooutinablazeofglory. Theactionpicksupwith athree-yeartimejump. Paige(HollyTaylor)isin collegeandhasjoinedElizabeths(KeriRussell)team ofspies.Henry(Keidrich Sellati)remainsunaware ofhisparentssecretandis thrivinginboardingschool. Philip(MatthewRhys),who gaveuptheespionagegame attheendofseasonfive, ismanagingthefamilys travelagencyfulltimeand discoveringthatrunning abusinessforrealrather thanasasmokescreen, haspressuresallitsown. Identityhasbeenamajor themeoftheseriesand thisseason,thecomplexitiesoflivingaliefor20 yearsisexploredthrough Philipsattempttobecome hisAmericanbusinessmanalteregoaswellas Elizabethsgrowingzeal forthemotherland.No longerabletosharetheir work,theyareemotionallydisconnected,and stressdefinesalmostevery interactiontheyhave. Anengagingsignatureof theseriesishowitblends ordinarydomesticroutine, whichmakestheJenningsrelatable,withhigh stakespoliticaldrama, whichremindsusthatthey areonlypretendingtobe us.ŽWithPhilipschoice tostepawayfromthespy gameandElizabethsdecisiontobecomemorefully engagedinit,theideathat thepersonalispoliticalis moreprominentthanever. Russellcontinuesto deliverastrongportrayal ofElizabeth.Thisseason, shehasthewornoutlook ofadrugaddict,hericy detachmentslippinginto somethingdarkerasshe worksagainstthechanges Gorbachevistryingto bringtotheSovietUnion. WithadividedKGB,Philip isaskedtoreinherin. Itsapromisingset-up. AlsopromisingisPaiges storyline.Tayloreasily agesthecharacterfroman anxiety-filledteenagerto aconfidentcollegestudent,eagertolearnabout herRussianancestryand commitherlifetoahomelandshehasneverknown. Herreactiontoadisturbingeventinvolvingher motherandamissiongone wrongsuggestsshemay shareElizabethsskillset. Thecentralquestionof theseries(andmaybeits payoff)is:WillElizabeth andPhilipgetcaught?But whatismoreinteresting inthisfinalseasonisthat theAmericansŽmayhave anotherchoice:Willthey returntoamotherland theynolongerrecognize? MelissaCrawleyhasaPh.D. inmediastudiesandisa memberoftheTelevision CriticsAssociation.Email heratstaytuned@outlook. comorfollowheronTwitterat@MelissaCrawley. MOVIES & TV A ussieactorplays A mericanvillainin ReadyPlayerOne STAYTUNED TVPreview:Thenalseason ofTheAmericans MelissaCrawleyThe“nalseasonofTheAmericanspremieresonMarch28at10 p.m.EDTonFX.[FX] ByEdSymkusMoreContentNowThethickAustralian accentisabitdisconcertingwhenBenMendelsohntalksabouthis roleastheelegantly dressedNolanSorrento,themainvillain ofStevenSpielbergs ReadyPlayerOne.Ž ButMendelsohn,a wizardwithAmerican accents,wasdelighted totalkabouthisrole.Q:Howdidyougetinvolved w ithReadyPlayerOne?ŽA:Myagenthadbeen trackingitforagood whileandhewasdoing hisbitforme.Butwhat wasreallyfortunatewas thatStevenhadseen meinBloodline,Žand (hiswife)KateCapshaw wasreallyintotheshow. Theyhadbothwatched ittogether,andthat didnthurtthingsatall.Q:YourNolanSorrento,one ofthehonchosatInnovativeOnlineIndustries(IOI) isanastypieceofwork. Whatwouldyousaymakes himtick?A:Intheflashback abouthispastinthe company,youseethat hessortofignoredand marginalized,because hesajerk.But,inalot ofthesamewaythat, say,Stalinwasamarginalfigurewiththe Bolsheviks,whoendsup takingpower,sodoes NolanSorrentothrough IOI.Buthesajerk. Hessomeonewith abruisedegothat wantseveryoneelseto payforit.Thatsmy readingoftheguy.Q:Youvesaidthatyou alreadysawthe“lmtwice. Wasitatallthewayyou imagineditwasgoingto looklikewhileyouwere “lmingit?A:Itwaskindofa revelation.Withthe physicalsets,andstuff likethat,Ihadsome sortofexpectation.But moviesarenever,ever, everthewayyouexpect themtobe.Theexperienceofdoingthem,and thenseeingthem,are twocompletelydifferentthings.WhatIdidnt expectwasthemagicalrideofit.Itreally tookmebysurprise.Q:Imsureyourenot allowedtosayanything aboutyourupcoming“lm CaptainMarvel.ŽButcan youatleastrevealthe nameofthecharacter youreplaying?A:(Laughs)No,that isnotpossible.(pause, then)Sorry,mate.NolanSorrento(Ben Mendelsohn)prepares togoforapowergrab.[WARNERBROS.PICTURES] ReadyPlayerOneOpensonMarch29 Spielbergscorespoints w ithReadyPlayerOne Samantha(OliviaCooke)andWade(TyeSheridan)arecaughtoff-guardbytheirfoes.[WARNERBROS.PICTURES] MOVIEREVIEWReadyPlayerOneWrittenbyZakPennand ErnestCline;directedby StevenSpielberg WithTyeSheridan,Olivia Cooke,BenMendelsohn,Mark Rylance,T.J,Miller RatedPG-13




DEAR ABBY: I have been communicating with this girl I work with who is currently seeing a guy she's been with for four years. We have a strong connection and physical attraction, and we have both disclosed our feelings to each other. We communicate rarely by text but never through phone calls, for obvious reasons. Her man works for the same company we do but in a different building. It's clear to me that he doesn't complement her being or lifestyle and will never rise to her level. I let her know that if she were to break things off with him, I would want to give it a try, and she said the same. She contacts me only when she wants and irts with me whenever we are in contact, but it's always at her convenience. We have known each other for a year and a half now, and she claims she cares for me. My question, Abby, is how should I go about moving this situation forward? -IN LINE FOR HER IN NEW YORK DEAR IN LINE: From where I sit, the ball is in her court, not yours. Because nothing has happened in the last year and a half, you appear to be a diversion rather than the main event. She has been with her boyfriend for four years. If she were willing to sacrice the time she has put in with him for a chance to see if things work out with you, it would have happened by now. Because you want a real relationship with someone, my advice is to look elsewhere for one.DEAR ABBY: My daughter has zero style sense. She tints her hair every color under the sun and dresses straight from the sale bin at the thrift store. She mismatches any and everything she puts on, and she's doing it to her children, too. Their clothes are dingy and outdated. I have bought them stylish clothing. She returns them and gets the ugliest clothes. She also gives the kids hideous haircuts. If I take them to a stylist, she will buzz the entire cut into a Mohawk. My granddaughter had the most beautiful long hair, and my daughter just cut it into a mullet with short bangs. Why does she want her kids looking ratty? She keeps a clean house and is an involved, loving mother. It drives me crazy. I try to keep my mouth shut because a gift is a gift. But it really annoys me that she will take back a top-label shirt and exchange it for an ugly one, or a pretty, sparkly dress for my granddaughter for a trashy-looking blue velvet dress with yellow rubber boots. Why? -STYLISH GRAN IN ARIZONA DEAR STYLISH GRAN: You are asking the wrong person that question. This is something you should ask your daughter. The answer may be as simple as her taste -and her children's -is different from yours. Or, these style choices are something her kids are OK with because this is what their friends are wearing.TO MY JEWISH READERS: Why is tonight different from every other night? Because Passover begins at sundown. Happy Pass over, everyone. May your celebration be sweet! 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 Man waiting in the wings tires of one-way romance PERK UP WITH HOME DELIVERY SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 352-787-0600 OR VISIT DAILYCOMMERCIAL.COM HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018:This year you break out of your mold to create new patterns and/or try out new interests. Your life takes on a more exciting tone than in the recent past. You open doors and approach life in a novel way. If you are single, a powerful attraction could build sometime after the summer. Go with the ow, and youll be glad you did. If you are attached, you and your sweetie add a new quality to your life together. The two of you might decide to expand your family or take up a new passion. LIBRA is loving and sensitive toward you.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Your energy and sense of well-being are fueled by a close friend or associate. You have reason to celebrate. Handle detailed work in the morning, when you can focus on key matters with precision. By the afternoon, you gladly will network. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Your ingenuity emerges when eyeing a potential problem. Make it OK to remain focused on one project in the afternoon, but expect some calls or a knock on the door. Decide what feels right when working with an associate. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Indulge your need for precision in the morning, when you can focus. By the afternoon, even if you are busy with a project, your mind is likely to wander. A case of spring fever might have you feeling distracted. Make plans for the weekend. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Make calls in the morning, when you have a lot on your mind and need to contact several people. You might feel as if you can discuss nearly any topic with those around you. In a sense, you have set up a safe space with people you can trust. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Observe a tendency to loosen up as the day goes on. In the morning, deal with practicalities. By the afternoon, youll adopt a much more carefree attitude. Listen to what is being shared by a roommate or family member. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Handle important matters in the morning, when you are likely to get your way. Expect unusual creativity to come forward. Conrm plans with a key person in the evening. You might want to indulge this person, but you do have a budget. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You could feel sluggish in the morning. By the afternoon, you will be at your best. Others note your high charisma and energy. Before you know it, if you dont already have plans, you will. You might be overwhelmed by all the possibilities. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) If you have an important call to make, by all means do it before lunch. Afterward, you might feel the weight of the past few days and will need some downtime. Some of you will choose to reect on certain powerful feelings. Use this time well. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) The impression you give this morning impresses the right person. By the afternoon, a successful meeting occurs that gets you the desired results. If you can start your weekend early, do. A loved one does everything he or she can to pull you out the door. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You could be in for a surprise. You approach a personal matter differently from your usual style. Suddenly, you understand where a key person is coming from. Take on a strong role in the afternoon, wherever you are. Know that others want to join. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) One-on-one relating puts a smile on your face. How you deal with someone and the choices you make could be quite different from what you had anticipated. Know that you are breaking a pattern as you head in a new direction. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Your ability to move forward could startle others. Youll go along with someone elses ideas, yet somehow encourage changes that you would like, too. You dont see yourself as manipulative, nor does this person; you simply use logic. | Friday, March 30, 2018 C5 TODAY IS GOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 30, the 89th day of 2018. There are 276 days left in the year. The Jewish holiday Passover begins at sunset. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot and seriously injured outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John W. Hinckley, Jr.; also wounded were White House press secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and a District of Columbia police ocer, Thomas Delahanty. ON THIS DATE: In 1822 Florida became a United States territory. In 1923, the Cunard liner RMS Laconia became the rst passenger ship to circle the globe as it arrived in New York. In 1945, during World War II, the Soviet Union invaded Austria with the goal of taking Vienna, which it accomplished two weeks later. In 1959, a narrowly divided U.S. Supreme Court, in Bartkus v. Illinois, ruled that a conviction in state court following an acquittal in federal court for the same crime did not constitute double jeopardy. In 1964, John Glenn withdrew from the Ohio race for the U.S. Senate because of injuries suered in a fall. The original version of the TV game show "Jeopardy!," hosted by Art Fleming, premiered on NBC.


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