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LOCAL & STATE | A3MOUNT DORA TO HOST 22ND ANNUAL EARTH DAY CELEBRATION SPORTS | B1KYLE BUSCH WINS AT TEXAS FOR JOE GIBBS 1ST VICTORY OF YEAR SPORTS | B1PATRICK REED WINS MASTERS FOR FIRST MAJOR TITLE Local & State ................A3 Opinion ......................A11 Weather ......................A12 Sports...........................B1 Comics ........................B6 Classifieds ...................B9 Volume 142, Issue 99 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 @dailycommercial Facebook.com./daily.commercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Monday, April 9, 2018 75 ¢ Participants set sail on Lake Dora for 65th annual Sailing RegattaMOUNT DORA „ Sailors and spectators gathered at a choppy Lake Dora this weekend for the Mount Dora Yacht Club's 65th annual Sailing Regatta.The yacht club welcomes sailors and their families every year for the event that involves a series of boat races. About 80 sailors competed in eight classes in challenging conditions.Battle of the boatsSan Juan 21 class boats round the leeward mark Saturday at the Mount Dora Yacht Clubs 65th annual Sailing Regatta on Lake Dora. [PHOTOS BY TOM BENITEZ / CORRESPONDENT] Sailors head to the start of the course and get ready to set sail Saturday on Lake Dora. A sailor steers the boat Saturday at the Mount Dora Yacht Clubs 65th annual Sailing Regatta. By Jonathan LemireThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Presi-dent Donald Trump on Sunday condemned a mindless CHEMICAL attackŽ in Syria that killed women and chil-dren, called Syrian President Bashar Assad an animalŽ and delivered a rare personal criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin for supporting the Damascus government.As Washington worked to verify the claim by Syrian opposition activists and res-cuers that poison gas was used, Trump said there would be a big price to payŽ for resorting to outlawed weap-ons of mass destruction. A top White House aide, asked about the possibility of a U.S. missile strike in response, said, I wouldnt take any-thing off the table.ŽJust over a year ago, Trump ordered dozens of cruise mis-siles to be fired at a Syrian air base after declaring there was no doubt Assad had choked out the lives of helplessŽ civil-ians in an attack that used banned gases. White House advisers said at the time that images of hurt children helped spur the president to launch that air strike, and television new shows on Sunday aired similar depictions of suffering young Syrians.Trump condemns Syria attack By John KennedyGatehouse Media GroupTALLAHASSEE … Gov. Rick Scott vetoed what environmentalists had derided as the toilet-to-tapŽ bill Friday, a measure that could have allowed treated wastewater to be pumped into Floridas frag-ile underground aquifer.The move comes after the Republican governor made stops across the state a week ago, touting $4 bil-lion in this years $88.7 billion budget for Floridas waterways, beaches and conservation projects.The veto „ only the second bill Scott derailed this year „ also occurred as Scott readies to run state-wide for U.S. Senate in a campaign he is expected to announce Monday in Orlando.Miracles happen, in an election year,Ž said Linda Young, director of the Clean Water Network of Florida, among the organizations opposing the legislation (HB 1149).But for whatever Scott vetoes toiletto-tap aquifer bill See VETO, A9 See TRUMP, A9By Andrew TaylorThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Forget about bike-share stations in Chicago or pedestrian walkways in Oakland. Thats so Obama-era.In the Trump administration, a popular $500 million transportation grant program is focused more on projects in rural areas that turned out for Donald Trump in the 2016 election. That means more road and rail projects in GOP strongholds such as Idaho, North Dakota, and Oklahoma, and fewer greenways,Ž complete streetsŽ and bike lanes. The latest round of these grants has nothing for New York City, Los Angeles or Chicago. Money in those Democratic heavy states went instead to projects in Trump-friendly regions: repainting a bridge in New Yorks North Country, contributing to a highway project in Modesto, California, and upgrading an interstate highway in southern Illinois.New transportation grants ditch bicyclesSee GRANTS, A10

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A2 Monday, April 9, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com NATION & WORLDPUBLISHER Steve Skaggs: steve.skaggs@dailycommercial.com ......................352-365-8213 EXECUTIVE EDITOR Tom McNiff: tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com ............................352-365-8250 DIGITAL EDITOR, LIFESTYLES EDITOR Whitney Lehnecker: whitney.lehnecker@dailycommercial.com ....352-365-8258 SPORTS EDITOR Paul Jenkins: paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com ..........................352-365-8204 SPORTS WRITER Frank Jolley: frank.jolley@dailycommet.com..................................352-365-8268 REPORTER Frank Stan“ eld: frank.stand“ eld@dailycommercial.com ...............352-374-8257 REPORTER Roxanne Brown: roxanne.brown@dailycommercial.com ................352-365-8266 YOUR LOCAL NEWS SOURCE FOR LAKE AND SUMTER COUNTIESPrint delivery available within the newspaper distribution area only. 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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. Saturday, April 7 Lotto: 10-23-30-36-40-42 x3 Powerball: 2-17-20-38-39-20 x2 Fantasy 5: 12-15-19-23-25 Sunday, April 8 Pick 5 Afternoon: 0-7-9-3-4 Evening: 7-3-8-3-3 Pick 4 Afternoon: 5-4-3-8 Evening: 8-6-7-7 Pick 3 Afternoon: 1-5-4 Evening: 3-1-9 Pick 2 Afternoon: 4-1 Evening: 9-7LOTTERY NATION AND WORLD DIGESTSAN DIEGOInjuries in human-smuggling crash on California hig hwayA horse trailer carrying at least 18 people who entered the country illegally overturned on a Southern California highway just north of the border with Mexico, authorities said.Several people inside the trailer were hurt in the crash Saturday near the town of Campo, with injuries described as moderate and minor. Six patients were hospitalized, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.A witness told the California Highway Patrol that the two-axle trailer being hauled by a pickup truck began to fishtail and eventually tipped onto its right side along northbound Inter-state 8.KITTERY, MAINECrew remembered on 55th anniversary of disasterFamily members of sailors killed in the deadliest subma-rine disaster in U.S. history are grateful for the sense of com-munity surrounding a 55th anniversary commemoration.The granddaughter of Charles Wiggins, one of the sailors who died on the USS Thresher, said its hard for others to understand the loss felt by those who were left behind, the Portsmouth Herald reported.We are fortunate today to be surrounded by people who understand,Ž Victoria Sallade said. What we do here today is the best way to honor these men and to assure they are not forgotten.ŽINDIANAPOLIS4 hurt after knife-wielding man attacks c rowdA knife-wielding man injured three people in an attack in downtown India-napolis after being told to stop playing a siren on a bullhorn, authorities said Sunday.Four people, including the suspect, were hospitalized after the attack Saturday afternoon on the American Legion Mall and outside the Central Library located across the street. Two were in critical condition and two in serious condition, Indianapolis Fire Department Battalion Chief Rita Reith said. Gary Madison, 57, of India-napolis faces three preliminary charges of battery by means of a deadly weapon, jail records showed.By Philip IssaThe Associated PressBEIRUT „ Suspected poison gas was used to attack the last remaining foothold for the Syrian opposition in the eastern suburbs of Damas-cus, killing at least 40 people, including families found in their homes and shelters, opposition activists and local rescuers said Sunday.The attack on the besieged town of Douma came almost exactly a year after a chemical attack in the northern Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun killed dozens of people. That attack prompted the U.S. to launch several dozen Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian air base.President Donald Trump blamed Syrian government forces for what he called a mindless CHEMICAL attackŽ and warned there would be a big price to pay.Ž He did not elaborate. In a series of tweets, Trump held Russia and Iran, Syrian President Bashar Assads chief sponsors, responsible.The Syrian government denied the allegations, calling them fabrications.First responders entering apartments in Douma late Saturday said they found bodies collapsed on floors, some foaming at the mouth. The oppositions Syrian Civil Defense rescue organization said the victims appeared to have suffocated.They did not identify the substance used, but the civil defense organization, also known as the White Helmets, and the Syrian American Medical Society, a medical relief organization, said survi-vors treated at clinics smelled strongly of chlorine.Those reports could not be independently verified because of a government blockade around the town.Hours after the attack, the Army of Islam rebel group agreed to surrender the town and evacuate their fighters to rebel-held northern Syria, Syrian state media reported. The group also agreed to give up its prisoners, a key demand of the government.The government agreed to halt its assault after three days of indiscriminate air and ground attacks.Theres nothing left for civilians and fighters. We dont have anything to stand fast,Ž said Haitham Bakkar, an oppo-sition activist inside the town. He spoke to the Associated Press by WhatsApp.People now are going out in the streets looking for their loved ones in the rubble,Ž Bakkar said. And we dont have any space left to bury them.ŽMore than 100 buses entered the town Sunday night to transport fighters and their families to Jarablus, a town under the shared control of rebels and Turkey, said Syrian state-affiliated al-Ikhbariya TV.The preparations follow a pattern of evacuations around the capital and other major Syrian cities as the govern-ment reasserts its control after seven years of war.Human rights groups and United Nations officials say the tactic amounts to forced displacement, a war crime. The U.N. Security Council planned to hold an emergency meeting Monday to discuss the attack.The Army of Islam could not be immediately reached for comment.In his tweets Sunday, Trump called Assad an animalŽ and delivered a rare personal criti-cism of Russian President Vladimir Putin for supporting him. A top White House aide, asked about the possibility of another U.S. missile strike, said, I wouldnt take anything off the table.ŽThe developments come as Trump has declared his intent to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria in the coming months despite resistance from many of his advisers.Bakkar said several bombs laced with chemicals landed in Douma Saturday night. Another activist, Bilal Abou Salah, said a large, yellow cyl-inder smashed through the roof of an apartment building and came to rest on the third floor and started to discharge gas.The Syrian Civil Defense group documented 42 fatalities but was impeded from searching further by strong odors that gave rescuers difficulties breathing, said Siraj Mahmoud, a spokesman for the group.A joint statement by the civil defense group and the medical society said that more than 500 people, mostly women and children, were brought to medical centers complaining of difficulty breathing, foam-ing at the mouth and burning sensations in the eyes. Some had bluish skin, a sign of oxygen deprivation.The symptoms were consis-tent with chemical exposure. One patient, a woman, had convulsions and pinpoint pupils, suggesting exposure to a nerve agent, the state-ment said.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights issued a higher death toll, saying at least 80 people were killed in Douma, including around 40 who died from suffocation. But it said the suffocations were the result of shelters collapsing on people inside them.Until this minute, no one has been able to find out the kind of agent that was used,Ž Mahmoud said in a video state-ment from northern Syria.The Syrian government, in a statement posted on the state-run news agency SANA, denied the allegations. It said the claims were fabricationsŽ by the Army of Islam and a failed attemptŽ to impede government advances.Suspected poison gas kills at least 40This photo released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows smoke rising after Syrian government airstrikes hit in the town of Douma, in eastern Ghouta region east of Dam ascus, Syria on Saturday. Syrian government forces pressed their offensive against the last rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus on Saturday under the cover of airstrikes as shelling of civilian areas on both sides claimed more lives, state media and opposition activists said. [SYRIAN CIVIL DEFENSE WHITE HELMETS VIA AP] This photo released by the Syrian of“ cial news agency SANA, shows Syrians gathered next to a bunt car hit by a shelling by members of the Army of Islam rebel group at Rabwa neighborhood in Damascus, Syria on Friday. Syrian state TV said several airstrikes hit Douma after members of the Army of Islam rebel group shelled government-held areas nearby killing at least two people. [SANA VIA AP]

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DailyCommercial.com | Monday, April 9, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com BEST BETS FOR TODAYLAKE COUNTY FAIR: The fair continues today and the gates open at 9 a.m. € 9 a.m. Second Chance Test for Steer € 6:30 p.m. Fire“ ghter Show € 7 p.m. Sea Lion Splash/Steer Show € 8 p.m. Fire“ ghter Show € 8:30 p.m. Sea Lion Splash € 9 p.m. Comedy Hypnotist Show SENIOR FEST ONE: At 3 p.m. at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center, 39034 County Road 452 in Leesburg. With preachers, music, seminars and activities for senior men and women. Go to lybcc.com/senior-fest for pricing and details. LINE DANCING: At 1 p.m. the second Monday of the month at Leesburg Public Library Meeting Room B, 100 E. Main St. With instructor Peter Statham. Call 352-728-9790.NEWS BRIEFSTALLAHASSEEScott expected to announce Senate bid in OrlandoFlorida Gov. Rick Scott is expected to announce his bid for U.S. Senate in Orlando.Scott has already said he will make a "big announcement" on Monday about his political future. The governor is scheduled to make that announcement at an Orlando construction company. The Republican has also scheduled a press conference later in the day in Fort Myers. Scott, who is leaving office in early 2019 due to term limits, has been mulling a run against U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson for more than a year.The 65-year-old governor has been ramping up his criticism of the three-term incumbent in the last few months. The two men have clashed recently over what to do about gun violence.President Donald Trump has already publicly encouraged Scott to run.Nelson is Florida's only state-wide elected Democrat. TALLAHASSEEFrequent visitors to Florida state parks could get a prizeFrequent visitors to Florida state parks could be in line for some prizes.The Florida Park Service announced this week that it's launching a new way to docu-ment park visits called the Deluxe Real Florida Passport.The passport is a journal that park visitors use to collect stamps from the state's 175 parks. The booklet also includes a fold-out map and information about each park.Those who collect stamps from every state park will then be eligible for an annual family pass.The passport costs $17.99 online, but state officials are offering a free copy of a special edition to the first 250 people who take an online survey. KEY WEST Famed swimmer helps rebuild homes damaged by hurricaneMarathon swimmer Diana Nyad has been helping rebuild homes in the Florida Keys that were ravaged by Hurricane Irma.The Miami Herald reported Sunday that Nyad spent a week in the Keys and during that time learned to use power tools with her team of 18 volunteers work-ing on three homes on Big Pine Key. Thirty homeowners on Big Pine have applied for help from Habitat for Humanity.Irma slammed into Florida last September and resulted in at least 80 deaths. Mount Dora to host 22nd annual Earth Day CelebrationStaff ReportMOUNT DORA „ Mount Dora Friends of the Environment is hosting the 22nd annual Earth Day celebration on April 21 in Mount Dora. The free, one-day event is themed Reduce, Reuse Single Use Plastics; Living Plastic Wise.ŽDuring this years event, vendors will be on hand to sell handcrafted upcycled goods and garden plants. There will also be educational booths to inform visitors about the environment through inter-active displays.The festival will offer organic, gluten-free food, live flute and dulcimer music, an Oxygen Bar and a Henna artist. Sprint will collect old cell phones for safe recycling and One Blood will be in the park to collect plasma.Orlando fashion designer Georgia Culp will present an Upcycle Fashion Show at 2 p.m. featuring models wear-ing innovative styles made from recycled material, many from discarded plastic items.Event for the environmentA girl looks at shells displayed by Trout Lake Nature Center as part of Earth Day Mount Dora at Donnelly Park in Mount Dora. The 22nd annual Earth Day celebration is coming to Mount Dora on April 21. This years event is themed Reduce, Reuse Single Use Plastics; Living Plastic Wise.Ž [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE PHOTOS] Vendors will be on hand to sell handcrafted upcycled goods and garden plants at this years Earth Day Celebration event in Mount Dora. IF YOU GOWhat: 22nd annual Earth Day Celebration Where: Donnelly Park, 530 North Donnelly Street in Mount Dora When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 21State Republican leaders say they can fend o blue waveBy Jim TurnerNews Service of FloridaTAMPA „ Florida Repub-lican leaders who gathered this weekend in Tampa believe they can hold back a Democratic wave in Novem-ber to keep the Trump agenda alive.ŽBut to retain congressional and legislative majorities and to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, that means ramping up messaging about economic growth, boosting turnout, particularly among voters who request absentee ballots, and countering what the GOP describes as main-stream mediaŽ narratives of looming Democratic victories.It also means allowing Democrats to celebrate some high-profile special election victories across the nation as speculation continues that Democrats will capitalize on a traditional mid-term surge by the party out of the White House. Its going to be very hard for them to keep that energy up,Ž Republican Party of Florida Chairman Blaise Ingoglia said during a party quarterly meeting at a Dou-bleTree hotel.GOP gearing up for races See GOP, A4 See EARTH DAY, A4 By Ryan GillespieGatehouse MediaORLANDO „ In one of Orlando's oldest shopping districts, First Class Auto-motive on east Colonial Drive offers its customers a ride within five miles of the shop.When it first opened 15 years ago, it was a given that customers would want to go across the street for a shopping trip to Orlando Fashion Square while crews worked on their cars. But with the decline of the mall, that's rare these days."Now it's a ghost town," said owner Nabil Armaly. "I'd love to see something new to bring people back. We need to have new things to bring people out to see what's going on outside their neighborhoods."The mall is among several Orlando sites „ including Magic Mall Plaza Orlando, Rosemont Plaza and an abandoned Kmart on Semoran Boulevard „ the city has targeted for redevelopment through a new program offer-ing a deep cut in property taxes.Approved last month by the City Council, it awards developers a 50 percent city property tax refund over 10 years on new taxes generated by improvements."The goal of this program is to have full-scale redevel-opment," Orlando's business development manager Sherry Gutch said. "(It's) not to just fix things up."Recently city officials began talking with owners of the sites it has targeted, in hopes of drumming up interest.Gutch said Orlando officials would like to see mixed-use developments that bring new restaurants, bars and shops to Fashion Square, which Tampa-based DeBartolo Development Co. is trying to purchase from The Bancorp, a lender. Attempts to reach DeBartolo and The Bancorp weren't successful.Last year, Bancorp took over the mall from UP-Fieldgate US Investments. UP had big plans to improve the mall with new retailers and a hotel. While a new Dick's Sporting Goods opened, the hotel never came to fruition. Seritage Growth Properties is building an Orchard Supply Hardware and Floor & Decor on out parcels of the mall that until recently housed a Sears for five decades.Orlando o ers tax break to spark building By T. S. JarmuszGatehouse MediaDAYTONA BEACH „ Long-sleeved ruffled shirts, wide-leg jumpsuits and an assortment of hijabs „ all creations of former Daytona State College student Lisa Vogl „ now are featured at Macys as part of the com-panys first ever launch of a womens modest cloth-ing line.To shoppers, theyre just clothes, but to Vogl theyre solutions.Vogl, 35, lives in Orlando now and is a practicing Muslim who chooses to dress conservatively in following her faith. She said she often had to visit different stores in hopes of finding the right styles to layer to suit the modest tastes she preferred. Rather than wait around for someone to fulfill her clothing needs, Vogl, along with Verona Collection co-founder Alaa Ammuss, launched the clothing line in 2015 at an Orlando boutique.There are millions of Muslim women here in the U.S., and theres a lack of clothing that would work to meet our religious requirements as well as be fashionable and affordable Ex-Daytona State student designs clothing line for Muslim womenSee CLOTHES, A4See ORLANDO, A4

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A4 Monday, April 9, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com TodaysServices Ingoglia also said Dem-ocrats will have to spread resources to campaigns across the country, unlike during their recent spe-cial-election victories for a U.S. Senate seat in Ala-bama and a congressional seat in Pennsylvania.Theyre very good at winning one race at a time,Ž Ingoglia, a state House member from Spring Hill, said.Peter Feaman, a member of the Republican National Committee, called GOP candidates who will be on the ballot this year proxies for keeping the Trump agenda alive,Ž with the agenda exemplified by tax cuts and secure borders.You know the other side is as enthused as we were two years ago,Ž Feaman said, referring to the 2016 elections, when Trump defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clin-ton. So, the enthusiasm gap has been reversed. And now its us that has to get back into the game.ŽThe Republican Party of Florida has 56 paid employees scattered across the state. But Democrats are using the phrase blue waveŽ to symbolize efforts to capture the governors mansion and Republican seats in Congress and the state Legislature.Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham said in a news release this week that women standing up to gun violence and as part of the #MeToo movement are the driving force behind the 2018 blue wave.ŽMeanwhile, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, a Democrat also running for gover-nor, was slated to attend a blue waveŽ dinner Sat-urday night in Plant City.The 2018 elections will ratchet up Monday, when Gov. Rick Scott is expected to formally announce that he is challenging Nelson for the U.S. Senate seat. Nelson is the only state-wide elected Democrat in Florida, and the outcome of his battle with Scott could help determine which party wins control of the Senate in November.A driving force behind Democratic optimism in this years races has been the policies and personal-ity of Trump. But Trumps actions „ rather than his words and tweets „ are also why Republicans contend they can hold on to the Flor-ida governors office, the three state Cabinet seats, maintain majorities in the Legislature and con-gressional delegation and capture Nelsons seat.You cant argue with results,Ž said Kathleen King, a member of the Republican National Committee. Thanks to a tax cut signed into law ƒ more than 470 compa-nies have announced pay raises, bonuses, utility rate cuts, 401(k) (investment plan) hikes or other expanded benefits.ŽFeaman said, Pay little attention to what the man (Trump) says „ but watch very carefully what the man does.Ž GOPFrom Page A3 Seminars on tree care and how to build a hang-ing basket will be held inside the Donnelly Building. For a schedule of the seminars, go to www.MountDoraEnvironment.org.This year, the Global Peace Film Festival will partner with the event to show thought-provoking, award-winning films at no charge the evening of April 20 and in the afternoon on April 21. Both showings will be at the Mount Dora Community Building. Donations are accepted. Organic beer and wine will be offered at the film festival.We help the city and our residents to plant trees through two programs: The Resident Tree grant and the Donate-a-Tree program. For every tree we plant in Mount Dora we plant another tree in a country striving to re-forest their land,Ž said Andrea Burr-Yatsuk, founder of the Mount Dora Friends of the Environment organization.We are dedicated to protecting and preserving the environ-ment through education, community outreach and local projects, such as planting trees. We are committed to putting our feet in the street and our hands in the ground as well as serving as a voice for local environmental advocacy,Ž said Burr.Trees will be given away as well as sold to the public at the event, with all trees purchased for the city being tax deductible.Free shuttle service for exhibitors, festival goers and others will be provided by the new City of Mount Dora shuttle from area parking lots to the downtown area, with stops at the Meth-odist Church parking lot, the parking lot at 5th and Baker next to theMount Dora Center for the Arts and one other stop.Earth Day Mount Dora will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 21 in downtown Donnelly Park, 530 N Donnelly St. For more information, con-tact Andrea Burr or Janet Gameche at mountdorae-nvironment@gmail.com, or go to www.Mount-DoraEnvironment.org. EARTH DAYFrom Page A3A Volkswagen van covered in a paintings of 1960s musicians is parked in front of Earth Day Mount Dora at Donnelly Park. We are dedicated to protecting and preserving the environment through education, community outreach and local projects, such as planting trees,Ž said Founder of the Mount Dora Friends of the Environment Andrea Burr-Yatsuk of the Earth Day Celebration event, coming to Mount Dora on April 21. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] By Jeremy Hainsworth and Rob GilliesThe Associated PressHUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan „ A hockey arena became the epi-center of grief for a small Canadian town Sunday as friends, relatives and those who housed mem-bers of a youth hockey team gathered to mourn 15 people killed when a semi-trailer slammed into the teams bus. Fourteen were also injured, some critically, in a collision that left the country, its national sport and the hockey-obsessed town of Humboldt, Saskatch-ewan, reeling. The bus had 29 passengers, including the driver, when it crashed at about 5 p.m. Friday on Highway 35, police said. Among the dead are Broncos head coach Darcy Haugan, team captain Logan Schatz and radio announcer Tyler Bieber. Residents of this town of less than 6,000 people have been leaving flowers, team jerseys and personal tributes on the steps of the arenas entrance, forming a makeshift memorial. One tribute included a Kraft macaroni and cheese dinner box, which was a favorite meal of deceased forward Evan Thomas. A bouquet of pink roses adorned the box, which read: to Evan, game day special, love your billet brother and sister Colten and Shelby.Ž While most of the play-ers were from elsewhere in western Canada, they were put up by families in the small town of Humboldt. Billeting families are a large part of junior hockey, with players spending years with host families.Dennis Locke, his wife and three young children came to the arena to hang posters of forward Jaxon Joseph, who was the son of former NHL player Chris Joseph. The Locke family hosted Joseph and treated him like a son. Best person ever,Ž Locke said. Down to earth, loved playing with the kids.Ž His wife wiped away tears from swollen eyes. Forwards Logan Hunter and Conner Lukan and defensemen Stephen Wack, Adam Herold and Xavier Labelle were also among the dead. Assistant coach Mark Cross, bus driver Glen Doerksen and stats keeper Brody Hinz, who was 18, were also killed.Canada mourns 15 dead in crashEmergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal crash outside of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada, Saturday. A bus, top, en route to Nipawin carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team, crashed into a truck Friday night, killing 15 and sending over a dozen more to the hospital. [JONATHAN HAYWARD/THE CANADIAN PRESS VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] at the same time,Ž she said, adding that the clothes were for anyone seeking modest attire.While the feedback at Macys has been largely positive, not everyone gave the product line a warm reception. Some took to social media to vent their frustrations. One Twitter user called for a boycott of Macys, writing, And Stupid #Macys stores adds the oppressive islamic Hijab as a new fashion statement. ARE U KIDDING? While other women are being murdered over trying to NOT WEAR IT??? @Macys has gone MAD!ŽAnother user wrote on Twitter, this makes me sick. #Macys CLUELESS of whats going on in #Iran and womens rights there. Shame on you @Macys Women in Iran DONT want to wear the #hijab. Its a symbol of oppression to them.ŽVogl countered that wearing the Muslim head covering was a matter of choice and said that people often misunderstand the reasoning behind it. She also said Islam itself is widely misunderstood.People of other faiths might think there are a lot of differences, but in fact, were a lot more alike than you would think,Ž she said. Im blessed to be in a country where I can prac-tice my religion freely.ŽVogls venture with Macys began after she attended the companys women and minority focused business development workshop in New York in 2017. After seeing that there was a viable market for womens modest clothing, Macys offered to ink a deal.Through the workshop at Macys, the founder of Verona Collection, Lisa Vogl, shared her vision to create a collection that speaks to a community of women looking for a solution to their fashion needs,Ž Macys said in a statement. Verona Collection is a perfect example of a strong business that provides a unique product that serves a community of women looking for fashionable modest clothing options.ŽVogl called the moment Macys picked up her clothing line surreal.ŽFor us, for my community, this is a very big deal,Ž Vogl said. I think more so talking about us being able to be represented, and Macys took a very huge step of inclusivity and were very really thankful to be part-nered with a company that values diversity.ŽWhile launching any business poses risk, the venture is Vogls second. Shes also been a nation-ally ranked college softball player, English teacher, and photographer, the latter of which she learned at DSC.Ive never been a person that does things that are the status quo,Ž Vogl said. Ive always been a risk-taker.ŽDSC School of Photog-raphy chair Dan Biferie said Vogls unwavering determination and gritŽ set her apart from other students.She was an outstand-ing student,Ž Biferie said. I remember her being bright, articulate, and creative.ŽVogl left DSC one class shy of graduation to start her own photography business, her first.I didnt know if I had any talent,Ž Vogl said. I sometimes just jump into things and then go full force.ŽShe found success as a fashion photographer and traveled extensively, with her work being featured in a number of national publications. Her achieve-ments came as no surprise to Biferie.I felt that she was going to be successful with whatever she pursued,Ž he said.For the past seven years, Vogl has returned to DSC as to share her knowledge as a guest lecturer. Shes also conducted student workshops including the photo shoot for the cloth-ing line at Macys.DSC sophomore Frank Colalella worked as a pho-tographer on the Macys shoot because he thought it would be a good oppor-tunity to gain some real world experience. He dis-missed the projects critics and said the work wasnt about religion, but rather, inclusivity.She did it for herself and not for anyone else,Ž Colalella said. I think what shes doing is brave.ŽDespite her string of recent successes, Vogl said she has no plans to rest on her laurels.Honestly, in the fash-ion industry I dont think theres ever a definition of made it,Ž she said. You always have to keep working. You always have to keep improving yourself. You always have to keep pushing it. Fashion evolves. You always have to stay ahead of the game.Ž CLOTHESFrom Page A3 As interest in the mall has dwindled, Armaly has seen a drop in busi-ness at his shop that repairs imported vehicles as well as turnover at other neighboring stores.In other neighborhoods along Colonial, new restau-rants have helped bring in customers."Look at Mills (Avenue), they're build-ing all kinds of new stuff around it that people want to go to," he said, adding that his stretch of Colonial "is just the same old thing."While encouraged by renewed ideas to spark growth on the mall property, he's not sold that it will happen."I've been hearing a lot of talk and no action," Armaly said.At Curry Ford Road and Semoran Boulevard, the surrounding neigh-borhood has grocery stores, restaurants and banks.But it's also plagued by an empty shopping center that sits dormant with plywood where a door should be. It's been about 10 years since this former Kmart was an operating busi-ness, Gutch said.Next door, Ken Green, a pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, said the new development could help the community, which he said has also seen improvements through a city program designed to lure customers into the district north of the airport."I am happy to see that the city is taking an interest in that property," Green said. "It's exciting to think of the opportunities."If the program is suc-cessful, residents could benefit from affordable housing as well as new places to shop and eat, Gutch said. Each plan would be specific to the site and could require developers to meet green and design initiatives, as well as be connected to neighbor-hoods and trails."Some of these prop-erties have tenants in them but aren't operating at full potential," Gutch said. "For the community, seeing the properties operate at full potential would be the biggest benefit." ORLANDOFrom Page A3Nabil Armaly, owner of First Class Automotive in Orlando, offers customers a ride within “ ve miles of his shop, as the area around his business is now a ghost town.Ž [JOE BURBANK/ORLANDO SENTINEL VIA AP]

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Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria,Ž Trump tweeted. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inac-cessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price to pay. Open area immediately for medical help and verification. Another humanitarian disaster for no reason whatsoever. SICK!ŽSaturdays attack took place in a rebel-held town near Damascus amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce. Syrian activists, rescuers and medics said a poison gas attack in Douma killed at least 40 people, with families found suffocated in their houses and shelters. The reports could not immediately be independently verified.The developments come as Trump has moved to dramatically scale back U.S. goals in Syria, push-ing for a quick military withdrawal despite resis-tance from many of his national security advisers. Trump has given no formal order to pull out the 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria or offered a public timetable other than to say the U.S. will withdraw as soon as the remaining Islamic State fighters can be vanquished. But Trump has signaled to his advisers that, ideally, he wants all troops out within six months.Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona said Assad heard Trumps signal that he wanted to withdraw from Syria and, emboldened by American inaction,Ž launched the attack. In a state-ment, McCain said Trump responded decisivelyŽ last year with the air strike and urged Trump to be forceful again to demon-strate that Assad will pay a price for his war crimes.ŽImages released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, a volunteer organization, show children lying on the ground motionless and foaming at the mouth. The Assad government, in a statement posted on the state-run news agency SANA, denied responsibility.Trump was briefed about the attack by his chief of staff, John Kelly, officials said. Trumps homeland security adviser, Thomas Bossert, noted the timing of the suspected chemical attack „ almost a year to the day of the U.S. missile strikes.This isnt just the United States. This is one of those issues on which every nation, all peoples, have all agreed and have agreed since World War II, its an unacceptable prac-tice,Ž Bossert said. Asked about the poten-tial for an American missile strike in response, Bossert said: I wouldnt take anything off the table. These are horrible photos. Were looking into the attack at this point.ŽTrump was to meet with his senior military leader-ship on Monday, the same day his new national secu-rity adviser, John Bolton, assumes his post. Bolton has previously advocated significant airstrikes against Syria.Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday deemed it a likely chemical attackŽ and reiterated Trumps threat that consequences would be coming for those responsible.We condemn in the strongest possible terms the assault on innocent lives, including children,Ž Pence tweeted. The Assad regime & its backers MUST END their barbaric behavior.ŽTrumps decision to single out Putin in a tweet appeared noteworthy because Trump long has been reluctant to person-ally criticize the Russian leader. Even as the White House, after some delay, imposed tough new sanc-tions on Russia in the wake of its U.S. election meddling and suspected poisoning of a former spy on British soil, Trump left it to others in his administration to deliver the rebukes to Moscow.Last month, Trump called Putin and, against the counsel of his advisers, congratulated the Russian president on his re-election and invited him to the White House. On Sunday, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, urged Trump to ramp up the pressure and the sanctions on the Russian government, because, without the support of Russia, I do not believe that Assad would still be in office.ŽTrump also invoked Iran in his series of tweets, fur-ther challenging Tehran while signaling he may scuttle its nuclear deal with the West. DailyCommercial.com | Monday, April 9, 2018 A9the governor did the right thing for the people of Florida,Ž she added.Scott had received more than 3,000 petition signatures from people opposing the reused water proposal.The measure, sponsored by Rep. Bobby Payne, R-Palatka, was defended by supporters as innovative and central to powering the states economy by permitting developers whose projects consume vast amounts of water to continue work in an increasingly parched state. Reclaimed water could be used to restore the aquifer in areas where water shortages threaten to slow down or halt con-struction, backers of the bill acknowledged. Environmentalists, though, said the legisla-tion threatened to poison the aquifer for genera-tions „ fouling the prime source of drinking water for millions of Floridians. Critics labeled it, toilet-to-tap.ŽPayne couldnt be immediately reached following the governors veto. But he earlier said his proposal had been mischaracterized by opponents.There are a lot of half-truths out there about this bill,Ž Payne told the GateHouse Capital Bureau last month. But this is about putting drinking-water-quality water back into the aqui-fer to accomplish many things.ŽBut in his veto message, Scott agreed with opponents that allowing the bill to become law could undermine Floridians confidence in our existing water quality regulatory system.ŽAfter thoroughly reviewing HB 1149, I am not convinced that this legislation will not muddle Floridas protection of our aquifers,Ž Scott added. Scott said the proposal included some worthy provisions „ citing a Blue StarŽ program that allows for longer sewer plant permitting and another that advances development of the C-51 reservoir in Palm Beach County.But he said that did not outweigh my concernsŽ about protecting the aquifer.Treated sewage water is already used to irrigate lawns and crops and for a variety of industrial uses.But the legislation would have ordered the states Department of Environmental Protec-tion to work with regional water management districts to use reclaimed water to both bolster the aquifer and stop saltwa-ter intrusion, another common problem stem-ming from rising sea levels.While Payne vowed that treated waste would be cleaned to federal drinking water standards, environmentalists point out that does not eliminate other toxins found in human waste such as antibiotics, antidepres-sants and other drugs.Drinking water standards also still allow for relatively high levels of nutrients that can further damage Florida rivers and freshwater springs. Among the spending Scott touted on his recent environmental tour was $50 million for springs restoration.Floridas 700 known springs are particularly susceptible to pollutants, especially nutrients from farm and urban runoff and septic tanks. Such landmark sites as Silver Springs, Wakulla Springs and Fanning Springs all have experienced spikes in recent years in the level of nutrients and algae in their waters.Young of the Clean Water Network, had warned that if Scott signed the legislation, hed become known as Gov. Poopy Water.ŽWe know the idea is not going to go away,Ž Young said Friday. But this is a good day.Ž VETOFrom Page A1 This image released early Sunday by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows a child receiving oxygen through a respirator following an alleged poison gas attack in the rebel-held town of Douma, near Damascus, Syria. [SYRIAN CIVIL DEFENSE WHITE HELMETS VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] TRUMPFrom Page A1

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A10 Monday, April 9, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Michael R. SisakThe Associated PressNORRISTOWN, Pa. „ Bill Cosbys sexual assault retrial is guaranteed to be anything but a rerun.With opening statements set for Monday in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, prosecutors have lined up a parade of accusers to make the case that the man revered as Americas DadŽ lived a double life as one of Hollywoods biggest predators.Cosby, 80, is fighting back with a new, high-profile lawyer and an aggressive strategy: attacking Andrea Con-stand as a greedy liar and casting the other women testifying as bandwagon accusers looking for a share of the spotlight.Youve seen previews and coming attractions, but things have changed,Ž said professor Laurie Levenson of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.Cosbys first trial last spring ended in a cliffhanger, with jurors unable to reach a unanimous verdict after five days of tense deliberations on charges that the man who made millions of viewers laugh as wise and understanding Dr. Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby ShowŽ drugged and molested Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.The comedian, who has said the sexual contact was consensual, faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault, each punishable by up to 10 years in prison.His retrial is taking place in a radically changed and potentially more hostile environment. The #MeToo movement caught fire four months after the first trial, raising awareness of sexual misconduct as it toppled Harvey Weinstein, Sen. Al Franken, Matt Lauer and other powerful men.Nearly every potential juror questioned for the case this time knew about #MeToo.Kristen Houser of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center said that could help prosecutors overcome the skepticism some jurors had last time about Constands yearlong wait to report her allegations to the police.The #MeToo movement is amplifying what experts have been saying for decades: People are ashamed, theyre confused, they can believe somebody they trust would hurt them, and then they worry that others wont believe them,Ž Houser said.After limiting the focus of the first trial, Judge Steven ONeill has been willing to let both sides push the retrial well beyond Constands allegations.This time, ONeill is let-ting prosecutors have five additional accusers testify „ including model Janice Dickinson „ as they attempt to show Cosby made a habit of drugging and violating women. The judge allowed just one other accuser to take the stand last time.This one will be harder for the defense,Ž Levenson said. This time, Constand is not alone, and there is strength in numbers.ŽIn another difference, the judge this time is let-ting Cosbys legal team call as a witness a former co-worker of Constands at Temple University who said Constand spoke of setting up a high-profile personŽ so she could sue and enjoy a big payday. Constands lawyer has said the co-worker is lying.The judge also decided the jury can hear the answer to one of the big-gest questions hanging over the case: How much did Cosby pay Constand to settle her lawsuit against him more than a decade ago? The two sides agreed at the first trial not to mention the lawsuit.Cosby lawyer Tom Mesereau, who won an acquittal in Michael Jacksons 2005 child molestation case, said the jury will learn just how greedyŽ Constand was.In a twist, the judge hinted that he might not allow jurors to hear Cosbys lurid deposition testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex. He said he would rule on it during the trial. Cosby testified in 2005 and 2006 as part of Constands lawsuit.Cosby did not take the stand at the first trial and is unlikely to do so this time.The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permis-sion, which Constand and Dickinson have done.Over the past few years, about 60 women have come forward with allegations against Cosby dating to the 1960s. Net-flix shelved his comedy special, NBC scrapped plans for a new sitcom, and reruns of The Cosby ShowŽ were pulled from the air.Cosby has performed only once since ending a tour amid hecklers and protests in May 2015. He joked at a surprise Philadelphia jazz club appearance in January that he used to be a comedian.ŽEven if Cosby is acquit-ted, he will never win back his reputation, crisis communications expert David La Torre said.In some cases, being tried in the court of public opinion is far more dam-aging than the court of law,Ž La Torre said. Thats certainly the case here.ŽBill Cosbys sex trial unlike rst oneBill Cosby, center, leaves hearings for jury selection in his sexual assault retrial Thursday at the Montgomery County Courthouse. [MEL EVANS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Its a refocusing from the priorities of the previous administration, which gave most of these TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grants to urban areas represented by President Barack Obamas Democratic allies on Capitol Hill.More than 64 percent of this round of TIGER funding was awarded to rural projects, a historic number that demonstrates this Administrations commitment to supporting the countrys rural communities,Ž the Transportation Department said in a release announcing the grants last month.I was very pleased,Ž said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, when asked about the focus on rural areas. Maine won $10.8 million to help repair three rural bridges on routes critical to the states timber industry.The program was estab-lished under Obamas 2009 economic recovery bill. The grants, distributed at the discretion of the administration, are just a small fraction of the overall federal transportation dollars when compared with more than $50 billion distributed annually to states by for-mula from the highway trust fund.Trump has twice targeted the grant program for elimination, only to sign a huge spending bill into law last month that tripled its budget to $1.5 billion.Questions arose during the Obama administration about political favoritism when grants consistently went in greater numbers to congressional districts represented by Democrats. For example, in 2013, about two-thirds of TIGER money was awarded to such districts.One of those grants went to help Florida International University construct a pedestrian bridge over a busy road. The structure collapsed last month, killing six people.Grants are awarded according to a competi-tive process that analyzes criteria such as economic benefits, safety, state of disrepair, and the environmental benefits of projects. The Government Accountability Office looked into the program a few years ago at the request of thenSen. David Vitter, R-La., and found that projects with lower grades often won out over top-rated projects.Of the 41 grants announced by the Trump administration, 25 totaling $271 million were awarded to projects in congressio-nal districts represented by Republicans. Districts represented by Democrats garnered 14 projects and $190 million. Two grants worth $25 million went to projects spanning district lines.Thats a reversal from the Obama administra-tion, which in its last year in office provided just $102 million in grants to rural areas. That was just above the 20 percent minimum required by the law that established the program.The Obama administration funded numerous urban projects centered on pedestrian walkways and bike trails. More than one-third of Obamas final round of grants featured bike-friendly projects. A 2016 grant, for instance, helped pay for a multimodal greenwayŽ in Lexington, Kentucky, to integrate a network of bike and pedestrian trails.In this March 20 photo, construction workers prepare for the teardown of a U.S. 75 bridge deck over Southwest Boulevard in Tulsa, Okla. [MATT BARNARD/TULSA WORLD VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] GRANTSFrom Page A1

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DailyCommercial.com | Monday, April 9, 2018 A11HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: letters@ dailycommercial.com Fax: 352-365-1951 This editorial appeared in a recent edition of the Daytona Beach News-JournalFloridas e conomic future depends heavily on the continued availability of fresh, clean, affordable drinking water. Any measure that could endanger the states already-stressed water supply should be viewed with extreme skepticism. Florida legislators dance nervously around that concept, playing lip service to conservation while knocking down restrictions that could help protect the Floridan aquifer, the vast network of underground caverns the state relies on for fresh water. The apparent goal: Keep Florida development from being hampered by concerns about available water in the short term, even though it could mean serious trouble for the state in decades to come. The state needs solutions. But it shouldnt rush intoreckless experimentation. Gov. Rick Scotts veto Friday of a bill that would have allowedlarge-scale injection of treated wastewater into Floridas aquifer gives the state a chance to explore this option cautiously, with limited test sites and scientific evaluation. Scott made the right call. Opponents of the bill relied heavily on the gross-out factor, calling it the toilet to tapŽ bill and asking if Scott wants to be known as Gov. Poopy Water.Ž It was a juvenile approach that underplayed whats really at stake. (READ: Rick Scott vetoes toilet-to-tap bill) Its not that difficult to clean reclaimed water of what are euphemistically described as bio-solidsŽ before the water is injected into the aquifer; some cities, including ones in the U.S., already mix reclaimed water into their drinking-water supply. Its a far trickier task to ensure that other contaminants, including prescription medications, petroleum-based pollution, radioactive material and heavy metals, are removed from the water before its forced into the states water supply. What will happen to those contaminants once the wastewater mixes with drinking-water supplies? Will it stay where its put, or migrate to other parts of the aquifer, potentially spreading contamination (or becoming contaminated itself by salty water from other layers of the aquifer)? What will the impact be on Floridas freshwater springs and water bodies, which are already showing signs of trouble in higher bacteria counts and other pollutants? And what will happen to the soft limestone lacework of underground caves that comprise the aquifer? If the water is injected with too much force, will they be damaged „ and could that damage trigger sinkholes? The answers to these questions could indicate that Floridas found an affordable, sustainable way to secure its water supply. But the state doesnt have those answers yet. The process the bill would have permitted, known as aquifer storage and recovery,Ž is only active in three states: Oregon, Colorado and Texas, where ASR wells are serving the water-starved cities of San Antonio, El Paso and Kerrville. None share Floridas unusual underground geology. When Florida was considering experimenting with aquifer storage in South Florida, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers raised multiple concerns. In the long run, aquifer storage and recovery might be the right answer for Florida. But diving headfirst into the practice „ in a state with multiple other options on the table, including capturing some of the billions of gallons of fresh rainwater that fall on the state every year „ should be approached with extreme caution. By wielding his veto pen, Scott hit the reset button, not the kill switch. OUR OPINION A prudent veto on water use ANOTHER OPINION By Gary and Helen AubolWe have been listening to all sides complaining how we need to restrict gun ownership or enable teachers to carry firearms. May I suggest an alternative idea? This idea is not some untested hypothesis. It is tried and true methods that have kept civilizations in check for hundreds of years. I grew up with it back in the fifties and it worked then and I believe it would work now. However, it will require some retraining of our attitudes that have been lost in the last two generations. It is affordable, doesnt require governmental intervention and guarantees a decrease of family tensions and would make school an enjoyable experience both for students, teachers and parents plus raise the level of education. How about we take the power away from our children and give it back to the parents and teachers where it belonged in the first place? It starts by parents teaching their children good old fashioned values like respecting their elders and being kind to one another. How about we teach them that stealing, lying and back talking to their superiors is wrong and if caught they will be punished? How about we dont allow them to play violent video games or watch violent movies? Maybe we should make them sit down at the dinner hour with the family and eat a nicely prepared balanced meal and actually talk to one another. What would happen if we actually gave them chores to do like taking out the garbage, making their beds before school, washing the dishes or mowing the lawn? Do you think that perhaps this is what they are crying for? Could it be that they really want some rules and boundaries to help them contain their own behavior? I believe most parents and teachers are afraid to discipline their own kids for fear of being turned in to CPS for abuse. We may need to start a nationwide program that would enable parents and teachers to know what types of punishment are acceptable. That sounds silly to even say such a thing but being there is so much confusion that we may have to start from scratch. Even our little dog understands when I call him a bad dog or a good dog. Our own children should know the difference between right and wrong. This might be over the top for some people, but what if we took our children to church on Sunday morning? Now before you label me a religious nut, consider this is where they learn that there is something bigger than their own little world, that they have a God in Heaven who actually made them and loves them. Theres also this man named Jesus who loved them so much that He died so they could live and be forgiven for their own sins. What if going to church would help the whole family find some peace and quiet in their homes? These are methods that worked from the beginning of time until the mid 60s when God was removed from the classrooms. He then was removed from society at large and finally He has been removed from the family. When that takes place is it any wonder that society breaks down and we are faced with todays issues? Consider this as it doesnt require any governmental intervention. It can change today with the way you conduct yourself whether at work or at home. Spend time with your family and make it a goal that your family will respect and honor one another. Give those kids some chores to do to make your life easier. Use a slow cooker to make a nutritious meal and sit down together and talk about the day. Turn off your electronics in the evening and play a game with the kids. Most importantly, look around for a good church and start attending regularly along with the kids. Gary and Helen Aubol live in Tavares.ANOTHER OPINIONAn alternative to gun restrictions OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comA former a ttorney general of Oklahoma, Scott Pruitt came to public consciousness by suing the Environmental Protection Agency 14 times to block clean air and water rules on behalf of industry people who then gave him campaign funds. So perhaps we should not be surprised that Donald Trump made him head of the EPA, in charge of the nations environment, drinking water, Superfund sites and air pollution. We should have known that Pruitt is a climate change denier who has made it his mission to dump more carbon dioxide into the air, not less. We should have known that Pruitt not only is not draining the swamp; he rose from the swamp. Case one: Pruitt skirted the White House to give a 30-year-old, political aide at EPA a raise from $107,435 to $164,200 and a 26-year-old aide a raise from $86,460 to $114,590 after a year on the job. Three years ago she worked at a hotel outside of Nashville. Meanwhile Pruitt got rid of many career staffers at EPA. Case two: Pruitt last year rented a luxury condo for $50 a night, paying only when he slept there, from the wife of an energy lobbyist for whom he did favors as head of EPA. Republican and Democratic legislators alike say this was an illegal sweetheart deal. Pruitt says he is dumbfoundedŽ at the disclosure and controversy, which he says is of no consequence, and happened only because of the toxicŽ atmosphere in Washington. (I can assure you that paying $50 a night for a condo in D.C. is not normal, especially if it has water, electricity and cable access.) Case three: He told regional EPA administrators they and their scientists would no longer be making decisions about key provisions of the Clean Water Act … he alone would decide if streams, ponds and wetlands would be preserved or developed. Part of this is to make certain no environmental considerations stand in the way of building Trumps wall on the border with Mexico, if that ever happens. With legislators beginning to complain about Pruitt and corruption, there were rumors that Trump would replace him. But then came the announcement that Trump called Pruitt and told him he had the EPA administrators back. Next day, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly also reassured Pruitt. This support for Pruitt came after the Veterans Administration chief was fired, allegedly for taking his wife to Europe on a business trip and accepting Wimbledon tickets although he repaid the government and after the head of the Department of Health and Human Services was fired for taking military flights. Different strokes for different folks. Sure enough, Pruitt next announced a rollback of Obama-era fuel efficiency standards designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make cars much more fuel efficient. Part of Trumps determination to get rid of the bulk of Obama-era environmental standards, this move will go to court, but that could take years. Said Trump: I think he (Pruitt) is going to be great.Ž Ann McFeatters is an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service. Readers may send her email at amcfeatters@nationalpress.com.ANOTHER OPINIONThe strange case of Scott Pruitt, Trumps EPA chief Ann McFeatters

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DailyCommercial.com | Monday, April 9, 2018 B1 SPORTS BASEBALL | B4A ROUNDUP OF THE DAYS MLB ACTION Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Rob HarrisThe Associated PressFIFA inspectors begin evaluating Mexicos suitability to stage World Cup matches in 2026 on Monday after a study commissioned for the North American bid highlighted concerns about violent attacks on female fans, human rights activists and reporters in the country.Mexico City is the first stop on a five-day trip by the FIFA task force, which also will visit Atlanta, Toronto and the New York metropolitan area, where the bid committee pro-posed the 2026 final be held at East Rutherford, New Jersey. The FIFA delegation will score the rival Moroccan bid the following week before delivering assessments, which could disqualify a contender ahead of the June 13 vote in Moscow by the FIFA con-gress. The evaluation of bids is more stringent following con-cerns about the votes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and rights abuses in Russia and Qatar.FIFA mandated 2026 bidders to commission and submit independent human rights reports that weigh risks linked to the tournament. Morocco has denied repeated requests from The Associated Press to release its report.The North American document, prepared by human rights assessors Ergon, stated the likelihood of worker abuses is significantly reduced in the U.S., Canada and Mexico because no stadi-ums or significant additional infrastructure must be built. Morocco, by contrast, plans $15.8 billion in construction projects to prepare the Study: Risks rise if Mexico co-hosts WCupBy Stephen WhynoThe Associated PressTwo of the top four teams in the NHL are guaranteed to be out the playoffs after the second round.Goodbye Nashville or Winnipeg. Goodbye Boston or Tampa Bay. Thanks for playing.Thats the reality under the divisional playoff format that could pit the top two teams in the Eastern and Western Con-ferences against each other in round 2 after Pittsburgh and Washington were forced into that predicament in back-to-back playoffs.Theres not a whole lot of logic there,Ž Capitals defense-man Brooks Orpik said.Hows this for logic? If rank-ing teams 1 through 8 in each conference like the old format that was in place from 1993-94 through 2013, the No. 2 seed is facing the No. 4 seed, 3 versus 7, and 5 versus 6 in the first round in the East and the West this year.A Penguins-Capitals style repeat could happen this year with the Centrals Predators and Jets on a crash course for a second-round showdown and the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning locked into a stacked Atlantic bracket with the Toronto Maple Leafs.Youd think thatd almost be a third-round series kind of thing, but so be it,Ž Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis said. It is what it is. Youre going to have to see a team like that eventually. Theres not much NHL playo format to oust top teams earlyLightning center Anthony Cirelli, right, tries to knock the puck away from Bruins defenseman Torey Krug during the “ rst period of a March 29 game in Boston. [CHARLES KRUPA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Stephen HawkinsAP Sports WriterFORT WORTH, Texas „ Kyle Buschs return to Victory Lane only 10 races after his last win just seemed to take much longer. There were all those runner-up finishes in between, one in particular.A runner-up finish in the 2017 season finale kept Busch from winning another NASCAR Cup Series championship, some-thing he had to contemplate the entire offseason. Then he had three runner-up finishes in the first six races this year, includ-ing two that Kevin Harvick won.On Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway, points leader Busch finished ahead of Harvick and the rest of the field for Joe Gibbs Racings first victory this season.Certainly being that close, it gets a little old a little faster,Ž Busch said. If youre finishing fifth or 10th or whatever, and youre just not capable of winning, it certainly will draw longer as well too. ... Being as close as you are, that kind hurts a little bit more, especially that final one, that Homestead one.ŽBusch stayed in front of Har-vick the last 24 laps after the final restart, getting his third win at Texas and 44th of his career. The No. 18 Toyota led 116 of the 334 laps at the 1 -mile track.They were probably just a tick faster overall, but I just had to make sure to do everything I could to hit all my marks and everything to focus on making sure that I did the right things to block his air a little bit,Ž Busch said.Jamie McMurray finished third, ahead of Erik Jones. Ryan Blaney was fifth a day after win-ning the Xfinity Series race.Since finishing 25th in the Kyle Busch wins at TexasKyle Busch (18) celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Fort Worth, Texas on Sunday. [AP PHOTO/LARRY PAPKE] By Doug FergusonAP Golf WriterAUGUSTA, Ga. „ Patrick Reed became famous playing for his country. He won for himself Sunday and became a Masters champion.It was never easy, just the way Reed likes it.Rory McIlroy came after him early. Jordan Spieth roared to life with a final-round charge and briefly caught Reed with a 35-foot birdie putt. The last challenge came from Rickie Fowler, who birdied the last hole to leave Reed no room for error.Reed never flinched throughout a raucous after-noon at Augusta National. Clinging to a one-shot lead, his 25-foot putt down the slip-pery slope on the 18th green ran 3 feet by the hole as Reed pressed down both hands, begging it to stop. From there, the 27-year-old Texan calmly rolled in the par putt for a 1-under 71 and a one-shot victory. To have to par the last hole to win my first major, it definitely felt right,Ž Reed said from Butler cabin, right before Sergio Garcia helped him into a green jacket.The loudest cheers were for everyone else. Reed earned their respect with two big birdie putts on the back nine, one crucial par putt and plenty of grit. He also had a little luck when his 80-foot putt across the 17th green hit the hole, keeping it only 6 feet away. He made that for par to stay in control.Reed won for the sixth time in his PGA Tour career, though he was best known for the tro-phies he shared at the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup. He is ferocious in match play, espe-cially the team variety, and his singles victory over McIlroy at Hazeltine in the 2016 Ryder Reed earns respectPatrick Reed wins rst major title, holding o Fowler at MastersPatrick Reed celebrates after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday in Augusta, Ga. [CURTIS COMPTON/ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION VIA AP] See BUSCH, B5 See MASTERS, B5 See NHL, B5 See FIFA, B5

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B2 Monday, April 9, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to sports@dailycommercial.com. 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 MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. MLB „ Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs 7 p.m. ESPN „ Milwaukee at St. Louis 8 p.m. SUN „ Tampa Bay at Chicago White Sox NBA BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. NBA „ Cleveland at New York 8 p.m. FS-Florida „ Orlando at Milwaukee 10:30 p.m. ESPN „ New Orleans at L.A. Clippers SOCCER 2:30 p.m. FS2 „ Bundesliga, Leipzig vs. Bayer Leverkusen Have a local sporting event you would like to have included in our schedule? Email details to Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at paul.jenkins@dailycommercial. com. HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL East Ridge at Dr. Phillips, 4:30 p.m. Mount Dora at South Lake, 7 p.m. Mount Dora Christian at Cornerstone Charter, 7 p.m. BOYS LACROSSE Lake Minneola at Trinity Prep, 7 p.m. East Ridge at Lyman GIRLS LACROSSE Freedom at East Ridge, 6 p.m. South Lake at All Saints Academy, 7 p.m. SOFTBALL Real Life Christian at Legacy Charter, 4 p.m. Tavares at First Academy of Leesburg, 4:30 p.m. Wildwood at Citrus, 6 p.m. Leesburg at The Villages, 7 p.m. South Lake at Lake Minneola, 7 p.m. TENNIS The Villages at Umatilla (girls), 4 p.m.TODAYS LOCAL SCHEDULE NASCAR NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPO'REILLY AUTO PARTS 500 RESULTSSundayAt Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, Texas Lap length: 1.50 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (8) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 334 laps, 0 rating, 59 points. 2. (2) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 334, 0, 45. 3. (24) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 334, 0, 38. 4. (21) Erik Jones, Toyota, 334, 0, 41. 5. (4) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 334, 0, 32. 6. (7) Joey Logano, Ford, 334, 0, 46. 7. (1) Kurt Busch, Ford, 334, 0, 47. 8. (15) Darrell Wallace Jr, Chevrolet, 334, 0, 29. 9. (3) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 334, 0, 39. 10. (33) William Byron, Chevrolet, 334, 0, 27. 11. (20) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 333, 0, 33. 12. (13) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 333, 0, 25. 13. (23) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 332, 0, 24. 14. (27) Michael McDowell, Ford, 332, 0, 23. 15. (18) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 331, 0, 22. 16. (30) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 329, 0, 21. 17. (28) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 328, 0, 20. 18. (31) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 325, 0, 0. 19. (34) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 324, 0, 18. 20. (32) Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 322, 0, 17. 21. (35) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 321, 0, 16. 22. (36) Harrison Rhodes, Chevrolet, 319, 0, 15. 23. (29) David Ragan, Ford, 317, 0, 14. 24. (22) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, engine, 316, 0, 13. 25. (26) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford, suspension, 315, 0, 15. 26. (17) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 304, 0, 11. 27. (25) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, accident, 303, 0, 10. 28. (16) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 294, 0, 9. 29. (14) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 290, 0, 8. 30. (19) Paul Menard, Ford, accident, 215, 0, 7. 31. (37) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, overheating, 209, 0, 6. 32. (12) Aric Almirola, Ford, accident, 178, 0, 6. 33. (11) Brad Keselowski, Ford, accident, 178, 0, 11. 34. (5) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, accident, 177, 0, 5. 35. (9) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, accident, 175, 0, 2. 36. (10) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, accident, 126, 0, 7. 37. (6) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, accident, 80, 0, 1. ___Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 141.720 mph. Time of Race: 3 hours, 32 minutes, 7 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.300 seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 48 laps. Lead Changes: 16 among 8 drivers. Lap Leaders: Ku.Busch 0; K.Harvick 1-43; D.Hamlin 44-55; K.Harvick 56-86; Ky.Busch 87-116; K.Harvick 117-129; Ku.Busch 130-166; Ky.Busch 167-172; Ku.Busch 173; E.Jones 174-231; Ku.Busch 232-233; W.Byron 234; E.Jones 235-240; Ky.Busch 241-290; C.Elliott 291-294; R.Stenhouse 295-304; Ky.Busch 305-334 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): Ky.Busch, 4 times for 112 laps; K.Harvick, 3 times for 84 laps; E.Jones, 2 times for 62 laps; Ku.Busch, 4 times for 37 laps; D.Hamlin, 1 time for 11 laps; R.Stenhouse, 1 time for 9 laps; C.Elliott, 1 time for 3 laps; W.Byron, 1 time for 0 laps. Wins: K.Harvick, 3; C.Bowyer, 1; Ky.Busch, 1; A.Dillon, 1; M.Truex, 1. Top 16 in Points: 1. Ky.Busch, 316; 2. J.Logano, 278; 3. R.Blaney, 265; 4. K.Harvick, 257; 5. M.Truex, 250; 6. C.Bowyer, 249; 7. B.Keselowski, 237; 8. Ku.Busch, 224; 9. D.Hamlin, 222; 10. K.Larson, 202; 11. E.Jones, 193; 12. A.Almirola, 177; 13. A.Dillon, 159; 14. A.Bowman, 154; 15. C.Elliott, 148; 16. P.Menard, 146. ___NASCAR Driver Rating FormulaA maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. GOLF THE MASTERSSundays leaders at Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga. Purse: TBA ($11 million in 2017). Yardage: 7,435; Par: 72 (36-36) (a-denotes amateur)FinalPatrick Reed 69-66-67-71„273 Rickie Fowler 70-72-65-67„274 Jordan Spieth 66-74-71-64„275 Jon Rahm 75-68-65-69„277 Cameron Smith 71-72-70-66„279 Bubba Watson 73-69-68-69„279 Henrik Stenson 69-70-70-70„279 Rory McIlroy 69-71-65-74„279 Marc Leishman 70-67-73-70„280 Tony Finau 68-74-73-66„281 Dustin Johnson 73-68-71-69„281 Charley Hoffman 69-73-73-67„282 Louis Oosthuizen 71-71-71-69„282 Justin Rose 72-70-71-69„282 Paul Casey 74-75-69-65„283 Russell Henley 73-72-71-67„283 Justin Thomas 74-67-70-73„284 Tommy Fleetwood 72-72-66-74„284 Hideki Matsuyama 73-71-72-69„285 Webb Simpson 76-73-70-67„286 Francesco Molinari 72-74-70-70„286 Jimmy Walker 73-71-71-71„286 Jason Day 75-71-69-71„286 Branden Grace 73-73-74-67„287 Adam Hadwin 69-75-72-71„287 Si Woo Kim 75-73-68-71„287 Bernd Wiesberger 70-73-72-72„287 Ryan Moore 74-72-72-70„288 Satoshi Kodaira 71-74-71-72„288 Kevin Kisner 72-75-69-72„288 Matt Kuchar 68-75-72-73„288 Tiger Woods 73-75-72-69„289 Daniel Berger 73-74-71-71„289 Adam Scott 75-73-70-71„289 Haotong Li 69-76-72-72„289 Phil Mickelson 70-79-74-67„290 Zach Johnson 70-74-74-72„290 Bryson DeChambeau 74-74-72-71„291 Rafa Cabrera Bello 69-76-74-72„291 Fred Couples 72-74-73-72„291 Bernhard Langer 74-74-71-72„291 Jhonattan Vegas 77-69-72-73„291 Matthew Fitzpatrick 75-74-67-75„291 Brian Harman 73-74-76-69„292 Ian Poulter 74-75-74-69„292 Tyrrell Hatton 74-75-73-70„292 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 79-70-72-71„292 Martin Kaymer 74-73-74-73„294 Vijay Singh 71-74-79-71„295 Doug Ghim 72-76-74-74„296 Xander Schauffele 71-78-72-75„296 Kyle Stanley 72-74-75-76„297 Chez Reavie 76-71-75-76„298MASTERS CHAMPIONSx-won playoff 2018 „ Patrick Reed 2017 „ Sergio Garcia 2016 „ Danny Willett 2015 „ Jordan Spieth 2014 „ Bubba Watson 2013 „ x-Adam Scott 2012 „ x-Bubba Watson 2011 „ Charl Schwartzel 2010 „ Phil Mickelson 2009 „ x-Angel Cabrera 2008 „ Trevor Immelman 2007 „ Zach Johnson 2006 „ Phil Mickelson 2005 „ x-Tiger Woods 2004 „ Phil Mickelson 2003 „ x-Mike Weir 2002 „ Tiger Woods 2001 „ Tiger Woods 2000 „ Vijay Singh 1999 „ Jose Maria Olazabal 1998 „ Mark OMeara 1997 „ Tiger Woods 1996 „ Nick Faldo 1995 „ Ben Crenshaw 1994 „ Jose Maria Olazabal 1993 „ Bernhard Langer 1992 „ Fred Couples 1991 „ Ian Woosnam 1990 „ x-Nick Faldo 1989 „ x-Nick Faldo 1988 „ Sandy Lyle 1987 „ x-Larry Mize 1986 „ Jack Nicklaus 1985 „ Bernhard Langer 1984 „ Ben Crenshaw 1983 „ Seve Ballesteros 1982 „ x-Craig Stadler 1981 „ Tom Watson 1980 „ Seve Ballesteros 1979 „ x-Fuzzy Zoeller 1978 „ Gary Player 1977 „ Tom Watson 1976 „ Raymond Floyd 1975 „ Jack Nicklaus 1974 „ Gary Player 1973 „ Tommy Aaron 1972 „ Jack Nicklaus 1971 „ Charles Coody 1970 „ x-Billy Casper 1969 „ George Archer 1968 „ Bob Goalby 1967 „ Gay Brewer Jr. 1966 „ x-Jack Nicklaus 1965 „ Jack Nicklaus 1964 „ Arnold Palmer 1963 „ Jack Nicklaus 1962 „ x-Arnold Palmer 1961 „ Gary Player 1960 „ Arnold Palmer 1959 „ Art Wall Jr. 1958 „ Arnold Palmer 1957 „ Doug Ford 1956 „ Jack Burke Jr. 1955 „ Cary Middlecoff 1954 „ x-Sam Snead 1953 „ Ben Hogan 1952 „ Sam Snead 1951 „ Ben Hogan 1950 „ Jimmy Demaret 1949 „ Sam Snead 1948 „ Claude Harmon 1947 „ Jimmy Demaret 1946 „ Herman Keiser 1945 „ No tournament, WWII 1944 „ No tournament, WWII 1943 „ No tournament, WWII 1942 „ x-Byron Nelson 1941 „ Craig Wood 1940 „ Jimmy Demaret 1939 „ Ralph Guldahl 1938 „ Henry Picard 1937 „ Byron Nelson 1936 „ Horton Smith 1935 „ x-Gene Sarazen 1934 „ Horton Smith PRO BASKETBALL NBAEASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT. GB z-Toronto 57 22 .722 „ x-Boston 54 26 .675 3 x-Philadelphia 50 30 .625 7 New York 28 52 .350 29 Brooklyn 27 53 .338 30 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Miami 43 37 .538 „ x-Washington 42 38 .525 1 Charlotte 35 46 .432 8 Orlando 24 55 .304 18 Atlanta 24 57 .296 19 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Cleveland 49 31 .613 „ x-Indiana 48 33 .593 1 x-Milwaukee 43 37 .538 6 Detroit 38 42 .475 11 Chicago 27 53 .338 22WESTERN CONFERENCESOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB z-Houston 64 16 .800 „ San Antonio 46 34 .575 18 New Orleans 46 34 .575 18 Dallas 24 57 .296 40 Memphis 22 58 .275 42 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Portland 48 32 .600 „ Utah 46 33 .582 1 Oklahoma City 46 34 .575 2 Minnesota 45 35 .563 3 Denver 45 35 .563 3 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB y-Golden State 57 23 .713 „ L.A. Clippers 42 38 .525 15 L.A. Lakers 34 45 .430 22 Sacramento 26 54 .325 31 Phoenix 20 60 .250 37x-clinched playoff berth; y-won division; z-clinched conferenceSaturdays GamesDenver 134, L.A. Clippers 115 Milwaukee 115, New York 102 Brooklyn 124, Chicago 96 New Orleans 126, Golden State 120 Oklahoma City 108, Houston 102 San Antonio 116, Portland 105Sundays GamesAtlanta 112, Boston 106 Indiana 123, Charlotte 117 Philadelphia 109, Dallas 97 Memphis 130, Detroit 117 Orlando at Toronto, late Utah at L.A. Lakers, late Golden State at Phoenix, lateTodays GamesToronto at Detroit, 7 p.m. Chicago at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at New York, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Orlando at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Sacramento at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Denver, 9 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.Tuesdays GamesCharlotte at Indiana, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Washington, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Golden State at Utah, 9 p.m. Houston at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. PRO HOCKEY NHLEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Tampa Bay 82 54 23 5 113 296 236 x-Boston 81 50 19 12 112 268 210 x-Toronto 82 49 26 7 105 277 232 Florida 81 43 30 8 94 244 244 Detroit 82 30 39 13 73 217 255 Montreal 82 29 40 13 71 209 264 Ottawa 82 28 43 11 67 221 291 Buffalo 82 25 45 12 62 199 280Metropolitan Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA y-Washington 82 49 26 7 105 259 239 x-Pittsburgh 82 47 29 6 100 272 250 x-Philadelphia 82 42 26 14 98 251 243 x-Columbus 82 45 30 7 97 242 230 x-New Jersey 82 44 29 9 97 248 244 Carolina 82 36 35 11 83 228 256 N.Y. Islanders 82 35 37 10 80 264 296 N.Y. Rangers 82 34 39 9 77 231 268WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA z-Nashville 82 53 18 11 117 267 211 x-Winnipeg 82 52 20 10 114 277 218 x-Minnesota 82 45 26 11 101 253 232 x-Colorado 82 43 30 9 95 257 237 St. Louis 82 44 32 6 94 226 222 Dallas 82 42 32 8 92 235 225 Chicago 82 33 39 10 76 229 256Paci“ c Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA y-Vegas 82 51 24 7 109 272 228 x-Anaheim 82 44 25 13 101 235 216 x-San Jose 82 45 27 10 100 252 229 x-Los Angeles 82 45 29 8 98 239 203 Calgary 82 37 35 10 84 218 248 Edmonton 82 36 40 6 78 234 263 Vancouver 82 31 40 11 73 218 264 Arizona 82 29 41 12 70 208 256 x-clinched playoff spot; y-clinched division; z-clinched conference. 2 points for a win, 1 for OT loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffsSaturdays GamesPhiladelphia 5, N.Y. Rangers 0 N.Y. Islanders 4, Detroit 3, OT Washington 5, New Jersey 3 Winnipeg 4, Chicago 1 Carolina 3, Tampa Bay 2, OT Boston 5, Ottawa 2 Toronto 4, Montreal 2 Florida 4, Buffalo 3 Nashville 4, Columbus 2 Colorado 5, St. Louis 2 Anaheim 3, Arizona 0 Edmonton 3, Vancouver 2, SO Calgary 7, Vegas 1 Dallas 4, Los Angeles 2 Minnesota 6, San Jose 3Sundays GameFlorida at Boston, lateINDIVIDUAL STATISTICSThrough April 7:SCORING LEADERS GP G A PTS Connor McDavid, EDM 82 41 67 108 Claude Giroux, PHI 82 34 68 102 Nikita Kucherov, TB 80 39 61 100 Evgeni Malkin, PIT 78 42 56 98 Nathan MacKinnon, COL 74 39 58 97 Taylor Hall, NJ 76 39 54 93 Anze Kopitar, LA 82 35 57 92 Phil Kessel, PIT 82 34 58 92 Blake Wheeler, WPG 81 23 68 91 Sidney Crosby, PIT 82 29 60 89 Alex Ovechkin, WAS 82 49 38 87 Steven Stamkos, TB 78 27 59 86 Brad Marchand, BOS 67 34 51 85 Mathew Barzal, NYI 82 22 63 85 Jakub Voracek, PHI 82 20 65 85 ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLToday National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINEat Chicago -164 Pittsburgh +154 at Philadelphia -129 Cincinnati +119 at Washington -240 Atlanta +220 at St. Louis -143 Milwaukee +133 New York -215 at Miami +195 at Colorado -197 San Diego +182 Arizona -135 at San Fran. +125American LeagueTampa Bay -133 at Chicago +123 at Cleveland -183 Detroit +168 at Baltimore -117 Toronto +107 at Texas Off Los Angeles Off Houston -165 at Minnesota +155 at Kansas City -117 Seattle +107NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Brooklyn 8 220 Chicago at Detroit Off Off Toronto at New York Off Off Cleveland Oklahoma City 2 214 at Miami at Minnesota Off Off Memphis at Milwaukee Off Off Orlando at San Antonio 13 199 Sacramento at Denver 4 218 Portland New Orleans 6 228 at LA Clippers Updated odds available at Pregame.com TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Recalled LHP Tanner Scott from Norfolk (IL). Optioned RHP Jimmy Yacabonis to Norfolk (IL) BOSTON RED SOX „ Optioned RHP Marcus Walden to Pawtucket (IL). Reinstated LHP Eduardo Rodriguez from the 10-day DL. Sent LHP Drew Pomeranz to Pawtucket for a rehab assignment. CHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Selected the contract of RHP Bruce Rondon from Charlotte (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Placed OF Lonnie Chisenhall on the 10-day DL. Recalled OF Tyler Naquin from the 10-day DL. DETROIT TIGERS „ Optioned RHP Warwick Saupold to Toledo (IL). Reinstated RHP Mike Fiers from the 10-day DL. HOUSTON ASTROS „ Optioned RHP James Hoyt to Fresno (PCL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Optioned RHP Akeel Morris to Salt Lake (PCL). Placed RHP JC Ramirez on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHPs Felix Pena and Eduardo Paredes from Salt Lake. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Placed OF Boog Powell on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Saturday. Recalled OF Mark Canha from Nashville (PCL). SEATTLE MARINERS „ Sent RHP Erasmo Ramirez to Modesto (Cal) for a rehab assignment.National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS „ Optioned RHP Matt Koch to Reno (PCL). Recalled 1B Christian Walker from Reno. Sent RHP Randall Delgado to Visalia (Cal) for a rehab assignment. Signed LHP Bobby Sexton. ATLANTA BRAVES „ Sent RHP Chase Whitley to Florida (FSL) for a rehab assignment. LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Reinstated RHP Josh Fields from paternity leave. MIAMI MARLINS „ Designated RHP Jacob Turner for assignment. Selected the contract of RHP Tyler Cloyd from New Orleans (PCL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Placed OF Christian Yelich on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Optioned RHP Brandon Woodruff to Colorado Springs (PCL). Recalled RHPs J.J. Hoover and Taylor Williams from Colorado Springs. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Optioned RHP Jake Thompson to Lehigh Valley (IL). Recalled RHP Jake Arrieta from Clearwater (FSL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Placed LHP Ryan Sherriff on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Friday. Recalled RHP John Brebbia from Memphis (PCL). Sent RHP Luke Gregerson to Palm Beach (Cal) for a rehab assignment. SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Sent LHP Matt Strahm to San Antonio (TL) for a rehab assignment.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationNBA „ Fined Washington F Markieff Morris $15,000 for directing inappropriate comments toward a game of“ cial.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueTENNESSEE TITANS „ Agreed to terms with DL Bennie Logan.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueARIZONA C OYOTES „ Assigned C Dylan Strome and D Trevor Murphy, Dakota Mermis and Joel Hanley to Tucson (AHL). BUFFALO SABRES „ Assigned Fs Nicholas Baptiste, Alexander Nylander and Kevin Porter; D Brendan Guhle, Casey Nelson and Matt Tennyson; and Gs Linus Ullmark and Adam Wilcox to Rochester (AHL). CALGARY FLAMES „ Assigned F Spencer Foo, D Rasmus Andersson and G Jon Gillies to Stockton (AHL). CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS „ Assigned Gs Jeff Glass and J-F Berube and Fs John Hayden, David Kampf, Andreas Martinsen and Victor Ejdsell to Rockford (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS „ Assigned G Jared Coreau to Grand Rapids (AHL).American Hockey LeagueBRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS „ Agreed to terms with D David Quenneville on an amateur tryout agreement. CHICAGO WOLVES „ Recalled D Dmitri Osipov from Quad City (ECHL). SAN DIEGO GULLS „ Recalled F Kyle Thomas from Utah (ECHL). SPRINGFIELD THUNDERBIRDS „ Returned F Sam Kurker to Manchester (ECHL). STOCKTON HEAT „ Returned D Cliff Watson to Colorado (ECHL). SYRACUSE CRUNCH „ Recalled F Troy Bourke from Adirondack (ECHL).ECHLECHL „ Suspended Brampton D Matt Petg rave inde“ nitely. ATLANTA GLADIATORS „ Released D Zach Todd. GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS „ Loaned F Caleb Herbert to Utica (AHL). QUAD CITY MALLARDS „ Released F Stanislav Dzakhov from an amateur tryout agreement. Loaned G C.J. Motte to Iowa (AHL).SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS „ Released D Andrew DeBrincat. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA New York City FC 4 0 1 13 10 4 Atlanta United FC 4 1 0 12 13 6 New England 3 1 1 10 10 5 Columbus 3 2 1 10 9 6 New York Red Bulls 2 2 0 6 10 5 Montreal 2 3 0 6 5 9 Philadelphia 1 1 2 5 3 4 Chicago 1 2 1 4 7 8 Orlando City 1 2 1 4 6 8 Toronto FC 1 2 0 3 3 4 D.C. United 0 3 2 2 5 10 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Sporting Kansas City 3 1 1 10 10 9 Vancouver 3 2 1 10 8 9 LA Galaxy 2 1 1 7 7 6 Real Salt Lake 2 2 1 7 6 10 Los Angeles FC 2 2 0 6 9 10 Minnesota United 2 3 0 6 6 9 FC Dallas 1 0 3 6 6 3 Colorado 1 1 2 5 7 5 Houston 1 2 1 4 7 6 San Jose 1 2 1 4 7 8 Portland 0 2 2 2 4 9 Seattle 0 3 0 0 0 5 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieFridays GameNew England 4, Montreal 0Saturdays GamesAtlanta United FC 5, Los Angeles FC 0 San Jose 1, Philadelphia 1, tie Colorado 1, FC Dallas 1, tie Chicago 1, Columbus 0 Real Salt Lake 2, Vancouver 1Sundays GamesOrlando City 3, Portland 2 Sporting Kansas City at LA Galaxy, lateWednesdays GameReal Salt Lake at New York City FC, 7 p.m.Friday, April 13Orlando City at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Vancouver, 10 p.m.Saturday, April 14Montreal at New York, 1 p.m. Toronto FC at Colorado, 3 p.m. LA Galaxy at Chicago, 3:30 p.m. Columbus at D.C. United, 7 p.m. FC Dallas at New England, 7:30 p.m. Houston at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Minnesota United at Portland, 10:30 p.m.Sunday, April 15Seattle at Sporting Kansas City, 4 p.m. New York City FC at Atlanta United FC, 6 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 2 0 0 6 2 0 Seattle 1 0 0 3 2 1 Portland 1 1 0 3 3 3 Washington 1 1 0 3 3 2 Houston 0 0 2 2 1 1 Utah 0 0 2 2 1 1 Chicago 0 1 1 1 3 4 Orlando 0 1 1 1 1 3 Sky Blue FC 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Saturday, April 14Chicago at Utah, 3:30 p.m. North Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m.Sunday, April 15Seattle at Sky Blue FC, 5 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 6 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) CHAMPIONS LEAGUEQUARTERFINALS(Home teams listed “ rst) All times Eastern First Leg April 3Juventus (Italy) 0, Real Madrid (Spain) 3 Sevilla (Spain) 1, Bayern Munich (Germany) 2WednesdayBarcelona (Spain) 4, Roma (Italy) 1 Liverpool (England) 3, Manchester City (England) 0Second Leg TuesdayRoma (Italy) vs. Barcelona (Spain), 2:45 p.m. Manchester City (England) vs. Liverpool (England), 2:45 p.m.April 11Bayern Munich (Germany) vs. Sevilla (Spain), 2:45 p.m. Real Madrid (Spain) vs. Juventus (Italy), 2:45 p.m. TENNIS ITFDAVIS CUP WORLD GROUP Quarter“ nalsWinners to semi“ nals, Sept. 14-16France 3, Italy 1At Valletta Cambiaso ASD, Genoa, Italy Surface: Clay-OutdoorSinglesLucas Pouille, France, def. Andreas Seppi, Italy, 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 3-6, 6-1. Fabio Fognini, Italy, def. Jeremy Chardy, France, 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2, 6-3.DoublesPierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut, France, def. Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini, Italy, 6-4, 6-3, 6-1.Reverse SinglesLucas Pouille, France, def. Fabio Fognini, Italy, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3), 6-3. Andreas Seppi, Italy, vs. Jeremy Chardy, France, abandoned.Spain 3, Germany 2At Plaza de Toros de Valencia, Valencia, Spain Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Alexander Zverev, Germany, def. David Ferrer, Spain, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. Rafael Nadal, Spain, def. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3.DoublesTim Puetz and Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, def. Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez, Spain, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (4), 7-5.Reverse SinglesRafael Nadal, Spain, def. Alexander Zverev, Germany, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. David Ferrer, Spain, def. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, 7-6 (1), 3-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-5.Croatia 3, Kazakhstan 1At Varazdin Arena, Varazdin, Croatia Surface: Clay-Indoor Singles Marin Cilic, Croatia, def. Dmitry Popko, Kazakhstan, 6-2, 6-1, 6-2. Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, def. Borna Coric, Croatia, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2.DoublesIvan Dodig and Nikola Mektic, Croatia, def. Timur Khabibulin and Aleksandr Nedovyesov, Kazakhstan, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.Reverse SinglesMarin Cilic, Croatia, def. Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1. Borna Coric, Croatia, vs. Dmitry Popko, Kazakhstan, abandoned.United States 4, Belgium 0At Curb Event Center Nashville, Tenn. Surface: Hard-Indoor Singles John Isner, United States, def. Joris De Loore, Belgium, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (8), 6-4. Sam Querrey, United States, def. Ruben Bemelmans, Belgium, 6-1, 7-6 (5), 7-5.DoublesRyan Harrison and Jack Sock, United States, def. Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen, Belgium, 5-7, 7-6 (1), 7-6 (3), 6-4.Reverse SinglesRyan Harrison, United States, def. Ruben Bemelmans, Belgium, 6-3, 6-4. Sam Querrey, United States, vs. Joris De Loore, Belgium, abandoned.WTA TOURVOLVO CAR OPENSunday at The Family Circle Tennis Center, Charleston, S.C. (Saturdays matches postponed to today because of weather.) Purse: $776,000 (Premier), Surface: Green Clay-OutdoorWomens Singles Semi“ nalsKiki Bertens (12), Netherlands, def. Madison Keys (7), United States, 6-4, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5). Julia Goerges (5), Germany, def. Anastasija Sevastova (8), Latvia, 7-6 (5), 6-3.ChampionshipKiki Bertens (12), Netherlands, def. Julia Goerges (5), Germany, 6-2, 6-1.Womens Doubles Semi“ nalsAlla Kudryavtseva, Russia, and Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia, def. Kateryna Bondarenko, Ukraine, and Aleksandra Krunic, Serbia, 7-5, 6-2.ChampionshipAlla Kudryavtseva, Russia, and Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia, def. Andreja Klepac, Slovenia, and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (3), Spain, 6-3, 6-3.ABIERTO GNP SEGUROSSaturday at Club Sonoma, Monterrey, Mexico Purse: $226,750 (Intl.). Surface: Hard-OutdoorWomens Singles Semi“ nalsTimea Babos (4), Hungary, def. Sachia Vickery (7), United States, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2. Garbine Muguriza (1), Spain, def. Ana Bogdan (6), Romania, 6-0, 7-5.Womens Doubles Semi“ nalsNaomi Broady, Britain, and Sara Sorribes Tormo, Spain, def. Mariana Duque-Marino, Colombia, and Evgeniya Rodina, Russia, 6-3, 6-1.IN BRIEFSAN FRANCISCOPolice: Ex-Raider Smith violated bail conditionsAuthorities say former Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers player Aldon Smith is back in a California jail after violating a condition of his bail.Online records show the 28-year-old Smith is being held Sunday in San Francisco County Jail on $500,000 bond. A message seeking comment from his attorney, Joshua Bentley, was not immedi-ately returned.Sheriffs spokeswoman Nancy Crowley tells the San Francisco Chronicle that Smith was booked Friday for violating a condition of his electronic monitoring while on bail.CLEVELANDIndians play coldest game in ballpark historyThe temperature was 32 degrees, the lowest for the start of a game in the 25-year history of Progressive Field, when starter Cleveland Mike Clevinger threw the first pitch to Kansas Citys Jon Jay on Sunday.The previous record was 33 degrees for games against Toronto on April 5 and April 7, 1996.Neither club took bat-ting practice, and players on both teams were bundled up when they came on the field. Several wore hoods under their caps to try and stay warm to combat the frigid conditions, which have been fairly common throughout Major League Baseball in the seasons first two weeks.The Royals have already had two games postponed due to weather.Saturdays tempera-ture was 34 at first pitch, and the games only run came on Lucas Dudas seventh-inning homer off Trevor Bauer. The teams combined for nine hits and Royals starter Ian Kennedy said the ball felt like an ice cube before he rubbed it up.CHARLESTON, S.C. Bertens tops Goerges to capture Volvo Car OpenKiki Bertens of the Netherlands overpowered Germanys Julia Goerges to cap a long Sunday at the Volvo Car Open with a 6-2, 6-1 vic-tory for her fourth career WTA title and third of the past 11 months.No. 12 seed Bertens and fifth-seeded Goerges each had a pair of matches to play with rain washing out Saturdays semifinals. Bertens had a grueling, three-setter to oust American Madison Keys while Goerges completed her match with Latvias Anastasija Sevastova „ the two got to 4-all in the opening set before the rains came „ in about 25 minutes.But it was Bertens, ranked 27th in the world, who showed fire and drive on center court in the finals. She broke Goerges serve twice to take a 3-1 lead and never let up.When Goerges sailed her shot long on match point, Bertens threw her racquet in the air and held her arms up high in cele-bration of her latest title. The Associated Press

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B4 Monday, April 9, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com AMERICANLEAGUENATIONALLEAGUEEASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Boston81.889„„8-1W-83-05-1 Toronto64.6002„6-4W-14-32-1 NewYork55.500315-5L-13-32-2 Baltimore46.400424-6W-11-23-4 TampaBay18.111741-8L-81-30-5 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Minnesota43.571„„4-3L-11-13-2 Detroit44.50014-4W-31-43-0 Cleveland45.444114-5W-12-12-4 Chicago35.375123-5L-30-33-2 KansasCity25.286222-5L-10-22-3 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Houston82.800„„8-2W-25-13-1 LosAngeles73.7001„7-3W-14-23-1 Seattle43.57124-3W-12-12-2 Oakland47.364423-7L-13-51-2 Texas47.364424-6L-12-52-2 EASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY NewYork61.857„„6-1W-44-12-0 Atlanta63.6671„6-3W-14-22-1 Washington44.50024-4L-40-24-2 Philadelphia35.375313-5L-12-11-4 Miami36.333423-6W-12-41-2 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Pittsburgh72.778„„7-2W-14-23-0 Chicago54.5562„5-4W-20-05-4 Milwaukee55.50025-5L-22-53-0 St.Louis45.444314-5L-11-23-3 Cincinnati26.250422-6L-11-31-3 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Arizona72.778„„7-2W-15-12-1 Colorado55.50025-5L-11-24-3 SanFrancisco44.50024-4L-12-22-2 LosAngeles36.333423-6W-12-21-4 SanDiego28.200532-8L-21-61-2 MAJORLEAGUEBASEBALLPIRATES5,REDS0CINCINNATIABRHBIBBSOAVG. 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Moncada2b400002.176 A.Garciarf402001.343 Abreu1b300000.273 Davidsondh300013.250 Delmonicolf200010.211 Castilloc300000.231 L.Garciacf300001.250 Andersonss301000.276 Sanchez3b300002.296 TOTALS2803029 DETROIT100000000„121 CHICAGO000000000„030 E„Candelario(2).LOB„Detroit5,Chicago 4.RBIs„Cabrera(9).SB„Martin(1), Goodrum(3),Anderson(5).CS„Machado (1),A.Garcia(1).SF„Cabrera. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Detroit1 (Hicks);Chicago3(Moncada,Castillo2). RISP„Detroit0for2;Chicago0for3. GIDP„Abreu,Castillo. DP„Detroit3(Hicks,Machado),(Machado, Goodrum),(Iglesias,Machado,Goodrum). DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Fiers,W,1-063 001690 0.00 Wilson,H,1.20 001010 4.70 Stumpf,H,1.10 000030.00 Jimenez,H,110 000211 0.00 Greene,S,2-210 000114 4.91 CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Lopez,L,0-172 105591 0.69 Avilan.20 000063.38 Rondon1.10 000420 0.00 HBP„Fiers(Abreu).PB„Castillo(2). Umpires„Home,JeffKellogg;First,Chris Segal;Second,MarvinHudson;Third,James Hoye. T„2:38.A„11,131(40,615).REDSOX8,RAYS7TAMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Duffy3b412011.257 Kiermaiercf401112.094 Gomezrf502102.161 Crondh411112.179 Robertson2b-1b432012.333 Miller1b201111.222 a-Wendleph-2b211100.333 Sucrec300100.333 c-Spanph100000.261 Hechavarriass501100.200 Refsnyderlf210011.000 b-M.Smithph-lf100000.188 TOTALS377117611 BOSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Bettsrf422110.364 Benintendicf501101.161 Ramirezdh412211.324 Martinezlf400002.226 Bogaertsss301000.368 Holtss100000.000 Moreland1b411101.077 Nunez2b321010.265 Devers3b311211.323 Vazquezc412100.269 TOTALS35811846 TAMPABAY011111200„7110 BOSTON10001006X„8110 a-tripledforMillerinthe7th.b-grounded outforRefsnyderinthe8th.c-poppedout forSucreinthe9th. LOB„TampaBay10,Boston7.2B„Gomez (2),Betts(3),Benintendi(1),Moreland (1),Devers(4).3B„Kiermaier(1),Wendle (1).HR„Cron(1),offRodriguez.RBIs„ Kiermaier(1),Gomez(2),Cron(2),Miller (5),Sucre(1),Hechavarria(3),Wendle(2), Betts(2),Benintendi(2),Ramirez2(8), Moreland(1),Devers2(9),Vazquez(3). SB„Robertson(1).SF„Sucre. Runnersleftinscoringposition„TampaBay 7(Kiermaier2,Gomez,Cron2,Robertson2) Boston4(Benintendi,Ramirez,Martinez2). RISP„TampaBay4for11Boston7for16. Runnersmovedup„Sucre,Benintendi, Ramirez,Vazquez. TAMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA Kittredge22 110133 3.52 Yarbrough42 113373 2.25 Alvarado10001015 1.80 Andriese.2444012810.13 Colome,L,0-1.1322011715.43 BOSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Rodriguez3.25 332792 7.36 Velazquez23 221137 3.12 Poyner.11000161.80 Johnson.11 221114 4.26 Hembree.20 000040.00 C.Smith,W,1-111 002125 9.82 Kimbrel,S,3-310 000012 0.00 Inheritedrunners-scored„Colome1-1, Velazquez2-0,Poyner1-1,Hembree1-1. WP„Andriese,Colome.PB„Sucre(1). Umpires„Home,BillMillerFirst,Angel HernandezSecond,ToddTichenorThird, AlanPorter. T„3:50.A„31,979(37,731).BLUEJAYS7,RANGERS4TORONTOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Pearcelf311101.235 a-Grandersonph-lf201100.364 Donaldson3b501002.237 Smoak1b522000.351 Solarte2b212020.308 Moralesdh412302.190 Pillarcf411101.270 Grichukrf400002.059 Mailec411101.333 Diazss400001.217 TOTALS377117210 TEXASABRHBIBBSOAVG. Choorf512101.325 Odordh301001.206 Andrusss401110.372 Beltre3b511002.289 Gallo1b511200.200 Chirinosc310022.071 Profar2b300011.154 Rualf301001.138 b-Mazaraph-lf101000.306 Toccicf201011.111 c-Robinsonph-cf100000.250 TOTALS3549459 TORONTO401002000„7110 TEXAS100002010„492 a-singledforPearceinthe6th.b-singled forRuainthe8th.c-poppedoutforTocci inthe8th. E„Andrus2(3).LOB„Toronto5,Texas11. 2B„Maile(3),Choo(3),Odor(2),Beltre (5),Rua(1).HR„Pearce(2),offHamels Morales(1),offHamelsGallo(3),offGarcia. RBIs„Pearce(3),Morales3(6),Pillar(3), Maile(4),Granderson(2),Choo(6),Andrus (4),Gallo2(8).S„Odor. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Texas5 (Choo,Andrus2,Gallo2).RISP„Toronto5 for7Texas3for8. GIDP„Smoak,Grichuk. DP„Texas2(Beltre,Gallo),(Beltre,Profar, Gallo). TORONTOIPHRERBBSONPERA Garcia,W,1-05.15 332596 3.18 Clippard.20 001115 3.18 Loup.12000010 7.36 Tepera,H,310 112226 3.00 Oh.12000017 3.60 Osuna,S,4-41.10 000115 0.00 TEXASIPHRERBBSONPERA Hamels,L,1-25.187525985.06 Martin.210001113.60 Colon21 000429 1.12 Claudio11 000094.26 Inheritedrunners-scored„Tepera2-0,Oh 1-1,Osuna2-0,Martin1-1.HBP„Osuna (Odor). Umpires„Home,JimReynoldsFirst,Mike DiMuroSecond,JohnTumpaneThird,Mark Wegner. T„3:16.A„26,902(49,115).ORIOLES8,YANKEES7,12INN.BALTIMOREABRHBIBBSOAVG. Mancini1b501012.231 Machadoss602101.310 Schoop2b611002.217 Jonescf613002.267 Valenciadh421212.167 b-Alvarezph-dh010010.250 Beckham3b612102.186 Santanderrf613301.207 Gentrylf613100.333 Josephc500013.087 TOTALS508168415 NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Gardnercf612002.238 Judgedh512022.289 Stantonrf700005.167 Walker2b621100.226 Austin1b522011.250 Andujar3b512210.150 Petersonlf602001.333 Rominec503311.400 Torreyesss301100.357 a-Gregoriusph-ss201010.375 TOTALS507167612 BALTIMORE011021200001„8162 NEWYORK500010100000„7161 a-”iedoutforTorreyesinthe7th.b-walked forValenciainthe12th. E„WrightJr.(1),Brach(1),Stanton (1).LOB„Baltimore10,NewYork14. 2B„Beckham(2),Austin(2),Torreyes (2),Gregorius(6).HR„Valencia(1),off MontgomerySantander(1),offGerman. RBIs„Machado(5),Valencia2(2),Beckham (3),Santander3(4),Gentry(1),Walker (3),Andujar2(3),Romine3(4),Torreyes (2).SB„Gentry2(3).CS„Judge(1). S„Gardner. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Baltimore6 (Machado2,Schoop,Valencia,Joseph2) NewYork7(Gardner2,Stanton2,Peterson, Torreyes,Gregorius).RISP„Baltimore4for 14NewYork6for20. Runnersmovedup„Joseph,Valencia, Mancini,Austin,Judge.LIDP„Stanton. GIDP„Mancini,Valencia,Judge. DP„Baltimore2(Beckham,Mancini), (Joseph,Beckham,Brach)NewYork2 (Torreyes,Walker,Austin),(Torreyes, Walker,Austin). BALTIMOREIPHRERBBSONPERA WrightJr..25 521139 7.94 Araujo2.11 000534 5.87 Castro23 111135 4.32 Scott1.22 111132 5.40 ODay,BS,1-11.12 000222 0.00 Bleier,W,2-033 001142 1.04 Brach,S,.210 002121 3.18 NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA Montgomery4.110 442486 4.82 German2.23 3315 5310.12 Betances11 000219 4.50 Chapman10 000114 1.80 Shreve10000060.00 Robertson10 000011 5.40 Warren,L,0-112111337 4.91 Inheritedrunners-scored„Araujo2-0, ODay2-1. Umpires„Home,BenMayFirst,RonKulpa Second,EdHickoxThird,JerryMeals. T„4:48.A„37,096(54,251).BRAVES4,ROCKIES0ATLANTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Inciartecf311011.231 Albies2b412200.244 F.Freeman1b301010.367 Suzukic400000.167 Markakisrf412101.324 Swansonss412101.382 Culberson3b400001.200 Bourjoslf400001.000 Newcombp300003.000 Carlep000000.000 S.Freemanp000000--c-Tuckerph100001.370 Vizcainop000000--TOTALS3448429 COLORADOABRHBIBBSOAVG. LeMahieu2b401001.289 Iannettac400002.346 Arenado3b402000.324 Storyss402001.211 Desmondlf300002.229 Parrarf300000.188 Valaika1b301001.071 Tauchmancf300001.000 Freelandp100001.333 a-McMahonph100001.000 Rusinp000000--b-Gonzalezph100000.250 Obergp000000--TOTALS31060010 ATLANTA000012100„480 COLORADO000000000„060 a-struckoutforFreelandinthe6th.bpoppedoutforRusininthe8th.c-struckout forS.Freemaninthe9th. LOB„Atlanta5,Colorado4.2B„Albies (3),F.Freeman(5),Valaika(1).HR„ Markakis(2),offFreelandSwanson(1),off FreelandAlbies(3),offRusin.RBIs„Albies2 (6),Markakis(7),Swanson(7).SB„Inciarte (2). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Atlanta3 (F.Freeman,Suzuki,Newcomb)Colorado3 (LeMahieu,Desmond,Parra).RISP„Atlanta 1for6Colorado0for6. Runnersmovedup„Desmond,Gonzalez. GIDP„Albies,Iannetta,Desmond. DP„Atlanta2(Newcomb,Albies, F.Freeman),(Swanson,Albies,F.Freeman) Colorado1(LeMahieu,Story,Valaika). ATLANTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Newcomb,W,1-165 000989 4.35 Carle,H,11.11 000091.17 S.Freeman.20 000060.00 Vizcaino10 000191.93 COLORADOIPHRERBBSONPERA Freeland,L,0-267 332594 5.56 Rusin21 110222 9.00 Oberg10 000211 2.08 Newcombpitchedto2battersinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Carle2-0, S.Freeman1-0. Umpires„Home,TonyRandazzoFirst,Lance BarrettSecond,NicLentzThird,BillWelke. T„2:26.A„42,031(50,398).DIAMONDBACKS4,CARDINALS1ARIZONAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Peraltalf412201.324 Marte2b401000.211 Goldschmidt1b400002.100 Pollockcf422101.343 Descalso3b400002.174 Avilac200001.111 a-C.Walkerph000010--Murphyc100000.182 Ahmedss301111.409 Dysonrf400000.150 T.Walkerp200001.000 Hiranop000000--b-Owingsph111000.423 Bradleyp000000--Boxbergerp000000--Totals3347429 ST.LOUISABRHBIBBSOAVG. Fowlerrf400000.132 Phamcf300010.257 Carpenter3b300012.179 Ozunalf401001.316 Martinez1b400000.313 Molinac311000.294 DeJongss300001.303 Wong2b302100.143 Weaverp201001.250 Lyonsp000000--Bowmanp000000--Leonep000000--Mayersp000000--c-Garciaph100001.000 Brebbiap000000--Totals3015126 ARIZONA000000130„470 ST.LOUIS000010000„150 a-walkedforAvilainthe7th.b-singledfor Hiranointhe8th.c-struckoutforMayers inthe8th. LOB„Arizona4,St.Louis4.HR„Peralta(2), offLeonePollock(1),offMayers.RBIs„ Peralta2(6),Pollock(6),Ahmed(8),Wong (1).SB„Pollock(3). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Arizona2 (Pollock,Dyson)St.Louis1(Fowler).RISP„ Arizona1for5St.Louis1for3. Runnersmovedup„DeJong. GIDP„Martinez. DP„Arizona1(Descalso,Marte, Goldschmidt). ARIZONAIPHRERBBSONPERA T.Walker63112385 3.27 Hirano,W,1-010 000111 1.69 Bradley,H,511 000116 1.35 Boxberger,S,4-411 000113 0.00 ST.LOUISIPHRERBBSONPERA Weaver6.131117971.59 Lyons,H,2.10000165.40 Bwman,BS,1-1.11001015 5.06 Leone,L,0-202220087.71 Mayers111100164.50 Garcia00000000.00 Brebbia100001150.00 Leonepitchedto2battersinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Lyons1-0, Bowman1-1. Umpires„Home,TimTimmonsFirst,Rob DrakeSecond,MikeMuchlinski;Third,Mike Winters. T„2:53.A„40,468(45,538).ANGELS6,ATHLETICS1OAKLANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Joycelf411101.235 Semienss401002.255 Lowrie2b301011.341 Davisdh400001.179 Olson1b300003.256 Chapman3b300001.375 Lucroyc200010.250 Piscottyrf300001.194 Smolinskicf300002.077 TOTALS29131212 LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. Cozart2b411001.250 Troutcf322211.220 Uptonlf300101.282 Younglf000000.000 Pujolsdh411101.262 Calhounrf301110.195 Simmonsss401000.357 Valbuena1b400001.229 Maldonadoc300002.217 Schimpf3b221121.333 TOTALS3067648 Oakland000000001„130 LosAngeles20120100x„670 LOB„Oakland3,LosAngeles6.2B„Pujols (2).HR„Joyce(2),offPenaTrout(3),off GravemanSchimpf(1),offCoulombe.RBIs„ Joyce(4),Trout2(7),Upton(9),Pujols(4), Calhoun(4),Schimpf(1).SB„Trout(2). SF„Upton. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Oakland2 (Olson2)LosAngeles2(Pujols,Valbuena). RISP„Oakland0for2LosAngeles2for6. Runnersmovedup„Davis.GIDP„Piscotty, Cozart. DP„Oakland1(Semien,Lowrie,Olson)Los Angeles1(Schimpf,Cozart,Valbuena). OaklandIPHRERBBSONPERA Graveman,L,0-231-3 5554384 9.45 Hendriks2-30 000011 3.00 Coulombe12 110118 1.80 Petit10000110 4.26 Casilla20 000324 1.80 LosAngelesIPHRERBBSONPERA Ohtani,W,2-07100112912.08 Wood10001017 0.00 Pena12110020 9.00 Coulombepitchedto1batterinthe6th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Hendriks2-1. HBP„Graveman(Maldonado).PB„Lucroy (1). Umpires„Home,GerryDavisFirst,Mark CarlsonSecond,BrianKnightThird,Pat Hoberg. T„2:53.A„44,742(45,050).DODGERS2,GIANTS1,10INN.LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. Taylorcf501000.205 Seagerss300021.206 Puigrf512000.205 K.Hernandez1b300010.130 Chargoisp000000.000 Cingranip000000--Fieldsp000000--d-Farmerph101100.182 Jansenp000000--Grandalc501002.321 Kemplf302101.273 Pedersonlf100000.133 Forsythe3b301010.156 Barnes2b200000.250 b-Utleyph-2b201001.300 Kershawp300000.286 Bellinger1b111000.273 TOTALS37210245 SANFRANCISCOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Jacksoncf401000.200 Panik2b400000.344 McCutchenrf400001.229 Hundleyc400002.100 Longoria3b402001.138 Sandoval1b400002.182 Pencelf412000.241 Tomlinsonss301001.333 Crawfordss100001.192 Blachp100000.250 a-G.Hernandezph101000.500 Gearrinp000000--Osichp000000--c-Poseyph101100.308 Stricklandp000000--Johnsonp000000--e-Beltph100001.292 TOTALS3618109 LOSANGELES0001000001„2100 SANFRAN.0000000100„180 a-singledforBlachinthe6th.b-singled forBarnesinthe7th.c-singledforOsich inthe8th.d-doubledforFieldsinthe10th. e-struckoutforJohnsoninthe10th. LOB„LosAngeles9,SanFrancisco5.2B„ Bellinger(1),Farmer(1),Longoria2(2). RBIs„Kemp(2),Farmer(1),Posey(3).SB„ Utley(2),Pence(1).CS„Taylor(1). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Los Angeles3(Grandal2,Kershaw)San Francisco4(Panik,Sandoval,Pence,Belt). RISP„LosAngeles2for9SanFrancisco1 for8. Runnersmovedup„Jackson.LIDP„Panik. GIDP„Forsythe,Barnes,Jackson. DP„LosAngeles2(Puig,Seager),(Forsythe, Utley,Bellinger)SanFrancisco2(Tomlinson, Panik,Sandoval),(Longoria,Panik, Sandoval). LOSANGELESIPHRERBBSONPERA Kershaw761106921.89 Chrgois,BS,1-1.21 000070.00 Cingrani.10 000020.00 Fields,W,1-010 000011 0.00 Jansen,S,1-211 000323 9.00 SANFRANCISCOIPHRERBBSONPERA Blach64 113181 4.11 Gearrin11 000122 0.00 Osich12 000113 4.50 Strickland11 000114 0.00 Johnson,L,0-112 111126 1.50 Kershawpitchedto2battersinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Chargois2-1, Cingrani1-0. Umpires„Home,BruceDreckmanFirst, ChadFairchildSecond,MikeEstabrook Third,AlfonsoMarquez. T„3:04.A_42,374(41,915).BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSDiamondbacks4,Cardinals1: Arizonaopenedtheseasonwiththree straightserieswinsforthe“rsttime. Braves4,Rockies0: SeanNewcomb pitchedintotheseventhinning,Nick MarkakisandDansbySwansonhit back-to-backhomersandtheBraves beattheColoradoRockies. Indians3,Royals1: YanGomeshita tiebreakingtwo-runhomeroffBrandonMaurerintheninthinning. Dodgers2,Giants1,10innings: Cody Bellingerovercameaboutoffood poisoningtoscorethego-aheadrun inthe10thinning. Cubs3,Brewers0: JoseQuintana tossedsixinningsofthree-hitball. Pirates5,Reds0: JamesonTaillon earnedthe“rstshutoutofhiscareer. Marlins6,Phillies3: BrianAndersons tiebreakingtwo-rundoubleinthe eighthinningspoiledJakeArrietas debut. RedSox8,Rays7: AndrewBenintendihitatiebreakingRBIdoublein Bostonswildsix-runeighthinning. BlueJays7,Rangers4: StevePearce homeredonthe“rstpitchofthe gameandKendrysMoralesaddeda three-runshotinthe“rstinning. Orioles8,Yankees7,12innings: Baltimoreovercameanearly“ve-run de“cittoprevailin12innings. Angels6,Athletics1: ShoheiOhtani retiredthe“rst19battersand yieldedonehitoversevenshutout inningsinhishomepitchingdebut. Astros4,Padres1: CharlieMorton continuedtodominateandMax Stassihitathree-runhomer. Tigers1,WhiteSox0: MikeFiers combinedwithfourrelieversona three-hitter. Late N.Y.MetsatWashingtonTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAM2018VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA PittsburghNova(R)0-16.101-12-116.24.86 ChicagoChatwood(R)2:20p0-11.500-10-06.01.50 AtlantaTeheran(R)0-010.132-03-125.03.24 WashingtonScherzer(R)7:05p1-11.641-12-232.24.41 CincinnatiReed(L)0-00.000-01-02.00.00 PhiladelphiaLively(R)7:05p0-12.490-10-00.00.00 MilwaukeeChacin(R)0-17.001-10-14.27.71 St.LouisMikolas(R)7:05p1-06.351-00-00.00.00 NewYorkSyndergaard(R)1-05.402-01-013.01.38 MiamiUrena(R)7:10p0-14.910-22-124.02.25 SanDiegoRichard(L)0-14.500-22-222.26.75 ColoradoGray(R)8:40p1-12.451-12-017.02.65 ArizonaGodley(R)1-01.291-00-14.110.38 SanFran.Holland(L)10:15p0-15.400-10-00.00.00AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAM2018VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA TampaBayArcher(R)0-06.551-10-27.05.14 ChicagoGonzalez(R)2:10p0-19.000-10-00.00.00 DetroitLiriano(L)1-01.351-00-02.031.50 ClevelandKluber(R)6:10p0-12.400-23-131.13.73 TorontoHapp(L)1-15.401-10-317.23.06 BaltimoreBundy(R)7:05p0-00.691-12-019.00.95 LosAngelesRichards(R)1-05.061-10-15.03.60 TexasFister(R)8:05p1-13.121-10-16.04.50 HoustonVerlander(R)1-02.312-00-15.07.20 MinnesotaLynn(R)8:10p0-111.250-10-00.00.00 SeattleGonzales(L)1-04.261-00-04.011.25 KansasCityJunis(R)8:15p1-00.001-01-08.01.13 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. VSOPP-Pitchersrecordversusthisopponent. SATURDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague N.Y.Yankees8,Baltimore3 Boston10,TampaBay3 Detroit6,ChicagoWhiteSox1 Seattle11,Minnesota4 KansasCity1,Cleveland0 Texas5,Toronto1 Oakland7,L.A.Angels3 NationalLeague N.Y.Mets3,Washington2 St.Louis5,Arizona3 ChicagoCubs5,Milwaukee2 Philadelphia20,Miami1 SanFrancisco7,L.A.Dodgers5,14 innings Cincinnati7,Pittsburgh4 Colorado3,Atlanta2,10innings Interleague Houston1,SanDiego0,10innings TUESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague TampaBayatChicagoWhiteSox, 2:10p.m. DetroitatCleveland,6:10p.m. TorontoatBaltimore,7:05p.m. N.Y.YankeesatBoston,7:10p.m. L.A.AngelsatTexas,8:05p.m. HoustonatMinnesota,8:10p.m. SeattleatKansasCity,8:15p.m. OaklandatL.A.Dodgers,10:10p.m. NationalLeague AtlantaatWashington,7:05p.m. CincinnatiatPhiladelphia,7:05p.m. N.Y.MetsatMiami,7:10p.m. MilwaukeeatSt.Louis,8:15p.m. SanDiegoatColorado,8:40p.m. OaklandatL.A.Dodgers,10:10p.m. ArizonaatSanFrancisco,10:15p.m.

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DailyCommercial.com | Monday, April 9, 2018 B5Cup led to the nickname of Captain America.Captain America is now the Masters champion.Hes not scared. I think you guys have seen that previous from the Ryder Cups and the way he plays,Ž said Fowler, who closed with a 67. He wont back down. I dont necessarily see him as someone that backs up and will let you come back into the tourna-ment. You have to go catch him.ŽFowler did his best with three birdies in a four-hole stretch, and an 8-foot birdie on the final hole. It still wasnt enough. Fowler was runner-up for the third time in a major. He left the scoring cabin when Reed tapped in for par.Glad I at least made the last one, make him earn it,Ž Fowler said with a grin as he waited to greet the newest major champion.You had to do it didnt you?Ž Reed told him as they exchanged a hug. You had to birdie the last.ŽSpieth put up the most unlikely fight and was on the verge of the greatest comeback in Masters his-tory. He started nine shots behind going into the final round, and was inches away on two shots from a chance at another green jacket.His tee shot on the 18th clipped the last branch in his way, dropping his ball some 267 yards from the green. His 8-foot par putt for a record-tying 63 narrowly missed on the right. He had to settle for a 64.I think Ive proven to myself and to others that you never give up,Ž Spieth said. I started the round nine shots back and I came out with the idea of just playing the golf course and having a lot of fun doing it and try to shoot a low round and finish the tournament strong and see what happens, if something crazy happens.ŽMcIlroy, meanwhile, will have to wait another year for a shot at the career Grand Slam.Trailing by three shots to start the final round, he closed to within one shot after two holes. That was as close as he came. McIlroys putter betrayed him, and he was never a factor on the back nine. He closed with a 74 and tied for fifth.The gallery was clearly behind McIlroy, even though Reed led Augusta State to a pair of NCAA titles and briefly lived in Augusta.He was met with polite applause on the first tee. The throaty cheer was for McIlroy, and it looked as though the 28-year-old from Northern Ireland atoned himself from shoot-ing 80 in the final round and losing a four-shot lead.Reed scrambled for a bogey on the opening hole. He failed to get up-and-down from a bunker on the par-5 second as McIlroy had a 4-foot eagle putt to tie for the lead. McIlroy missed badly, a sign of what would come. He missed four putts inside 10 feet on the front nine, and he missed a 3-foot par on the 14th.Different about this victory for Reed was the fuchsia shirt he wore as part of a Nike script. Reed always wears black pants and a red shirt because thats what Tiger Woods does, and Reed has long modeled his mental game after Woods. Be stubborn,Ž he once said about learning by watching Woods.Reed went to the back nine with a four-shot lead over four players, and they all had their chances. That included Jon Rahm, the 23-year-old from Spain, whose chances ended when he went after the flag on the par-5 15th and came up short in the water. He shot 69 and finished fourth.Reeds only bogey on the back nine was at No. 11 from a tee shot into the trees. He answered with a 25-foot birdie on the 12th, and a shot into 8 feet at No. 14 for a birdie that broke the tie with Spieth. He made all pars from there. Thats all he needed.He became the fourth straight Masters champion to capture his first major.Reed once claimed after winning a World Golf Championship at Doral that he was a top 5 player in the world, which subjected him to ridicule. This victory moves him to No. 11. It also comes with a green jacket, which earns far more respect and notoriety. MASTERSFrom Page B1season opener at Daytona, Busch has been in the top seven the last six races.Weve just been on a roll of finishing really good and getting really pumped and excited about that and the momentum we were able to carry, but frustrated at the same time trying to get to Victory Lane,Ž he said.Harvick, who won at Texas in November, led 87 of the first 129 laps and won the first stage. But he had issues on pit road, including a strange incident during a caution when a lugnut popped loose and into the jack. He dropped from first to ninth on that stop, then had to come back in a few laps later because of a loose wheel.There was another stop when Harvick, who dropped back as far as 27th place and a lap behind the leader, got a penalty for an extra man over the wall when a tire got loose in the pit.We did overcome a lot. ... We had a pathetic day on pit road, two days on pit road, because of pit guns,Ž Harvick said. When you have a pit gun problem like we have mul-tiple times and been able to overcome it and then today we couldnt overcome it. Time after time you cant get the lug nuts tight because the pit guns dont work.ŽA DIFFERENT 1.5 WINNERHarvick and reigning Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. had won the pre-vious eight Cup races on 1 -mile tracks.Truex had won five and Harvick the other three, including the first two this season.But Truex wasnt even around for the finish of this one. The first 85-lap stage ended under caution after a front right tire blew on his No. 78 Toyota, which shot up the track and slammed hard into the outer wall. Truex, second to Harvick at the time, finished last in the 37-car field.Just blew a right-front tire out of nowhere. Not sure what happened there,Ž Truex said. All in all we were going to be in for a good day. We were making the car better and still had room to go. We were as fast as anybody. At least thats a positive.ŽTOP 10 FOR SHS WITH TOP 3Kurt Busch, the pole sitter, finished seventh. Stewart-Haas Racing had the top three starters in a race for the first time with Harvick, Busch and Clint Bowyer, and all finished their Fords in the top 10. Bowyer, coming off a win two weeks ago at Martins-ville to end his 190-race winless streak, was ninth.CHAMPS STREAK TURNS 30Jimmie Johnsons career-long winless streak reached 30 races after the seven-time Cup Series champion was taken out in a seven-car incident.Johnson, who has a record seven Cup wins at Texas, was running in the middle of the pack when he was caught in the melee on the first lap after the restart following the completion of the second stage. Denny Hamlin got loose and spun in front of Johnson, who has 83 career wins but hasnt been to Victory Lane since Dover last June.Unfortunate circumstances, but a lot to build on from this weekend. A strong Friday, a fantastic Saturday and then not the best Sunday,Ž Johnson said. We are getting closer each and every week. ... We will get back to our winning ways soon.ŽOthers cars involved were Brad Keselowski, Austin Dillon, Trevor Bayne, Aric Almirola and David Ragan.TOP 10 ROOKIESBubba Wallace and Wil-liam Byron, the two rookies in the series, both finished in the top 10.Wallace was eighth, the first time hes been better than 20th since a runner-up finish at the Daytona 500 in the season opener. Byron was 10th for his first top-10 finish. BUSCHFrom Page B1 you can do to change it.ŽMaybe this spring will be enough to spark a change in the oft-criticized format in its fifth season that is agreed to between the league and NHL Players Associa-tion through the 2019-20 season. The Capitals get-ting knocked out in the second round by the eventual Stanley Cupchampion Penguins didnt lead to much debate.I would assume after his year thered be a bigger appetite to do it,Ž Washington general manager Brian MacLellan said. In the past it hasnt affected as many teams as might be required to get that movement. Its basi-cally been us thats been the team thats not ben-efited from the 1 through 8. But well see what happens this year with a couple more really good teams being beat out in the second round.ŽDeputy Commissioner Bill Daly said the playoff format is not a burning issue for owners, wasnt discussed by GMs and should be looked at over a long period of time instead of focusing on anomalies.ŽIts worked I think for the most part as we anticipated it would work,Ž Daly said. I do believe in terms of the matchups in the first two rounds of the playoffs, theyre better with this format. Theyre just more intense and more familiar with this format than they were in the old format.ŽReigniting and creating new rivalries was the goal of this playoff format, which mimics the one in place for most of the 80s and early 90s. Inequities have happened, but so has plenty of drama on Cup runs by the Los Angeles Kings, Chicago Blackhawks and the Pen-guins twice.I think that as a fan, you want to see matchups against rivals,Ž said New Jersey defenseman Ben Lovejoy, who won the Cup with Pittsburgh in 2016. I think that that pits archenemies against each other more often and it can backfire every once in a while. You can get two high seeds play-ing each other in the first round or the second round and perhaps thats not fair but I think ultimately its good for the game to have heated playoff series against teams that dont like each other and see each other a lot.Ž NHLFrom Page B1country for what would be its first World Cup, including $3 billion to build or renovate every stadium or training facility.But Ergon identified key risks associated with Mexico hosting 10 of the 80 games in 2026 in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey, which the bid has proposed solutions to address. The majority of women in Mexico City have experienced some form of sexual violence (including verbal harassment and unwanted touching) in their daily commute,Ž Ergon wrote, citing the United Nations, which raises issues in relation to the safety of women workers, fans and spectators when they commute to, or are inside competition buildings and spaces.ŽThe report also identifies a key risk relates to discriminatory incidents,Ž pinpointing gay slurs by Mexican fans at matches, including one chant that translates as male prostitute.Ž If the bid is victorious, Ergon believes there could be violent attempts to suppress scrutiny of Mexico.Violations of the right to freedom of expression have been flagged over the past years as one of Mexicos most pressing problems by national and international entities,Ž Ergon wrote. The report pointed to several documented reports of violenceŽ against human rights defendersŽ and the mili-tary being deployed to halt protests.There are also, unfor-tunately, significant examples in Mexico of journalists being subject to verbal, physical and violent threats and actual violence, including murder, based on their activities,Ž Ergon write. This risk may will (sic) only be exaggerated in the context of a FIFA World Cup.ŽMexico is one of the worlds most danger-ous placesŽ for reporters, Ergon said, citing the watchdog Freedom House. The bid said it wants zero harms to pro-testers or journalistsŽ and will be creating and exer-cising leverage to ensure respect for human rights in all aspects of planning and executing the event.ŽLimiting the risks presented by Mexicos participation would be the first World Cup cohosted by three nations. The U.S. would host 60 games, including all from the quarterfinals on. FIFAFrom Page B1

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DEAR ABBY: My daughter is graduating from high school and will be starting college. It was always her plan to go to a school away from our small town, and I supported that decision. However, six months ago she started dating her rst real boyfriend. His parents have offered to pay all expenses if the two of them live in an apartment and go to school at a college nearby. Financially, this would be very helpful for my daughter, but I'm worried that moving in with a boy at such a young age would be a mistake, and she wouldn't get the full college experience. Her boyfriend is wonderful, and she is very happy in the relationship. She has a scholarship for free room and board at a college three hours away. I can tell she's very conicted. What do you think I should encourage her to do? -STUDENT'S MOM IN MISSOURI DEAR STUDENT'S MOM: Your concerns are valid. The boyfriend's parents made a generous offer, but although your daughter may be crazy about their son, she should not accept it. She and this young man are starting new chapters in their lives. They will be meeting people and forming all kinds of new relationships. Forgive me for seeming negative, but what if the romance sours? Will his parents still be willing to pay for room, board and your daughter's education at the same college? Your daughter has earned her scholarship. Three hours' distance isn't insurmountable. They can still see each other if they wish. But the separation will allow them more time to concentrate on their studies as well as enjoy the full college experience.DEAR ABBY: We seem to be living in a time of instant gratication. I'm talking about cellphones. People think they MUST answer their cellphone no matter what. It's ridiculous. When I call someone and they answer, I start talking only to be interrupted with something like, "I'm involved in something right now. Call you back!" Once, an employer told me she was in the bathtub. My question is, why are these people answering in the rst place? If you can't talk, let it go to voicemail. Unless you think I'm calling to give you money -a LOT of money -the conversation can probably wait 10 minutes. What do you think? -HOLDING THE PHONE IN CALIFORNIA DEAR HOLDING THE PHONE: I agree. You'll get no argument from me.DEAR ABBY: My parents smoke weed and do other drugs, and I have no idea what to do. They scream and yell at us daily. There are four of us. I don't know if we should turn them in so we can live in a better environment or just accept it. I need your opinion so I do what is right. -ANONYMOUS GIRL IN INDIANA DEAR ANONYMOUS GIRL: No child should be subjected to this. It's unhealthy for you and your siblings to be living with drug-addicted adults who are unable to control their emotions. If there are relatives who can take you in -grandparents, aunts, uncles -talk to them about it. However, if that's not possible, tell a teacher or school counselor what's happening at home or call child protective services yourself. 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 www.DearAbby.com 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 Girl is tempted to choose a college close to home license tocruise...Place your auto ad in the and watch it go! Call Classieds Today!352-314-FAST (3278) HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018:This year could be a game changer if you play it right. Be open to intense conversations and debates. You will gain a clearer understanding of how others interact, as well as how to deal with their energy. Be more direct in asking for what you want, especially professionally. If you are single, take your time getting to know a potential suitor before committing. Time is your ally. If you are attached, you have a tendency to go overboard and put your sweetie on a pedestal. Try to be more realistic, and you both will benet. AQUARIUS usually has important news for you. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Zero in on your priorities, but only after you schedule an important meeting. Move forward with the knowledge of others expectations. Know that you cant postpone a discussion just because of a desire to carry out certain goals. Be patient. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Take charge, and understand what is happening with a boss. You might be carrying extra responsibility. Be willing to go to bat over an important concern. Your nances seem to be stable right now, but a project with too many risks could be a problem. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You might feel as if someone isnt being as expressive as youd like. Reach out to a loved one, and listen to his or her feedback. If you feel like this person is telling you some falsehoods, be kind in your search for the truth.CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You could be overly tired. One-on-one relating brings forth important information to acknowledge and work with. Recognize that you will integrate what you hear and make a solid decision. Know that you will choose the correct path for you. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You might need to defer to someone else. How you feel could make a big difference in your interactions. If you feel tired or have something else on your mind, allow someone else to deal with any issues that come up. Communication is highlighted. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You could be upset about what is happening around you. You might be surprised by how quickly you can turn this situation around. Schedule an overdue personal appointment. You need to take good care of yourself, as your stress could increase. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Refuse to be taken for granted. You dont need to say much or take time away from your busy schedule. Decide what your limits are and simply let others know when they have crossed the line. Empowering yourself in this way will elicit respect. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You unintentionally might put pressure on a roommate or family member. Remain sensitive to a nancial agreement. You might decide to spend more time at home or create a home ofce. In any case, focus on stability. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You could be in a position where you might want to rethink what you said to someone who had a negative reaction to your words. You probably will need to have a discussion to clear the air. In fact, this talk needs to happen sooner rather than later. 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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On April 9, 1968, funeral services, private and public, were held for Martin Luther King Jr. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church and Morehouse College in Atlanta, ve days after the civil rights leader was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. ON THIS DATE: In 1939 singer Marian Anderson performed a concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. after being denied the use of Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1959 NASA presented its rst seven astronauts: Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Donald Slayton. In 1979 ocials declared an end to the crisis involving the Three Mile Island Unit 2 nuclear reactor in Pennsylvania, 12 days after a partial core meltdown. In 1983 the space shuttle Challenger ended its rst mission with a safe landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California. In 1988 pro-Iranian Shiite Muslim hijackers who had seized a Kuwait Airways jetliner on April 5 killed one of their hostages as the plane sat on the ground in Larnaca, Cyprus.

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