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SPORTS | B1EUSTIS SINGER READY TO BEGIN NEXT CHAPTER OF HIS CAREER LOCAL & STATE | A3PRESIDENTS APPROVAL RATING UP IN FLORIDA LOCAL & STATE | A3RARE ALLIGATOR IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN STOLEN IN SUMTER COUNTY @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Tuesday, June 26, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ................A3 Health .........................A8 Opinion .......................A9 Weather ......................A10 Sports...........................B1 Comics ........................B6 Volume 142, Issue 177 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 New Seaplane Base and Marina on drawing boardBy Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown @dailycommercial.comTAVARES… Work will soon begin on a design for the new Seaplane Baseand Marina to replace the facilities destroyed by Hurricane Irmalast September.The Haskell Company, a design, engineering and construction firm based in Jacksonville,was chosen by city staff in March to design and lead construction of the newfacilities. Last week, City Council members gave the go-ahead for City Administrator John Drury to finalize a $732,940 contract allowingHaskell to begin drawing up plans.Its been a process, but were excited that the first major step of getting this moving forward is complete and that we can let the companys engineers and designers loose,Ž Economic Development Director Bob Tweedie said Monday. They (Haskell) will begin working with us to get a design concept over the course of the nextsix to ninemonths.ŽConstruction is expected to be complete in 18 months to two years.Rising from the storm Boats and docks were piled on one another at the Tavares Seaplane Base docks during Hurricane Irma on Monday, Sept. 11 in Tavares. In Lake County, the hurricane season left a mark. Hurricane Irma caused more than $41 million in damage to commercial and residential properties. Millions more went to debris removal and other recovery efforts. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER / DAILY COMMERCIAL] Commissioners say it will be in Susan Street complex areaBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ After a long discussion, complete with some emotional angst from the public, City commissioners Monday committed to spend-ing $2.7 million for a swimming pool in the Susan Street recreation complex area.ŽThe four commissioners present stressed the word areaŽ because the back of the property, which contains baseball fields and handball courts, is linked loosely with trails and property to the Dabney recreation center, which has an existing pool and a gymnasium on Griffin Road.Commissioners decided to build a new pool because the city pool in Venetian Gardens is being demolished to build a new community center. The pool, built in the late 1920s, holds a sentimental spot for longtime residents. So does the Dabney pool.Agnes Berry said the Dabney pool it has been a focal point of the community for generations. The pool is named for the late H.O. Dabney, a coach, teacher and civic leader who picked up kids in an orange grove bus to take them to the pool to teach them how to swim.City commits to new $2.7M pool By Scott Sonner and John L. MoneThe Associated PressRENO, Nevada „ The nations top border enforcement official acknowledged Monday that authorities have abandoned, for now, the Trump administrations zero-toleranceŽ policy toward immigrant families after the president ordered an end to the separation of parents and children who cross the southern border.The comments by Cus-toms and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan came shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the administrations tactics in a speech in Nevada and asserted that many children were brought to the border by violent gang members.Authorities halt zero-toleranceU.S. Attorney General Jefferson Sessions talks about immigration at the NASRO School Safety Conference at the Peppermill Resort on Monday in Reno, Nev. [ANDY BARRON /THE RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Ken ThomasThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump is going all-in for a South Carolina governor in a tense runoff election, betting that his last-minute appearance will help make the difference.Trump was campaigning Monday for Republican Gov. Henry McMaster in West Columbia, S.C., returning the favor after McMaster provided Trump with an early endorsement in his presiden-tial campaign. Mondays rally carries some political risk for the president if McMaster gets tripped up in Tuesdays primary.Vice President Mike Pence joined McMaster at a cam-paign event on Saturday. Trump noted Monday that he was traveling to one of my favorite places, South Carolina, to fight for one of my original fighters,Ž Governor Henry McMaster.ŽSouth Carolina Republican voters are choosing between McMaster and Greenville businessman John Warren in a runoff for the GOP guberna-torial nomination. Trump betting on McMaster in South Carolina primary runo Vice President Mike Pence, left, shows support for Gov. Henry McMaster, accompanied by Peggy McMaster in the William-Brice Kimbel Arena on the Coastal Carolina campus Saturday in Conway, S.C. [RICHARD SHIRO/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] See RISING, A5 See HALT, A5 See TRUMP, A5 See POOL, A5


A2 Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | NATION & WORLDPUBLISHER Steve Skaggs: ...................352-365-8213 EXECUTIVE EDITOR Tom McNiff: .........................352-365-8250 DIGITAL EDITOR, LIFESTYLES EDITOR Whitney Lehnecker: 352-365-8258 SPORTS EDITOR Paul Jenkins: ......................352-365-8204 SPORTS WRITER Frank Jolley: ..............................352-365-8268 REPORTER Frank Stan“ eld: frank.stand“ REPORTER Roxanne Brown: ............352-365-8266 YOUR LOCAL NEWS SOURCE FOR LAKE AND SUMTER COUNTIESPrint delivery available within the newspaper distribution area only. By submitting your address and/or email, you understand that you may receive promotional offers from Gatehouse Media and its related companies. You may unsubscribe from receiving any such offers a t any time by calling 352-787-0600. The advertised price does not include the charges for any premium editions. Premium editions are publis hed to provide additional information and value to our readers. 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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. Sunday, June 24 Fantasy 5: 3-4-6-28-36 Monday, June 25 Pick 5 Afternoon: 3-7-5-8-1 Evening: 6-1-7-2-7 Pick 4 Afternoon: 7-9-2-3 Evening: 8-9-6-3 Pick 3 Afternoon: 0-9-4 Evening: 0-0-2 Pick 2 Afternoon: 8-8 Evening: 3-9LOTTERY DATELINESNATION AND WORLD DIGESTMINNEAPOLISLawsuits challenge proposed mine near wilderness areaEnvironmental groups filed two more lawsuits Monday challenging the Interior Depart-ments decision to reinstate the federal mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals cop-per-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.One of the lawsuits was filed by three national groups: The Wilderness Society, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Izaak Walton League of Amer-ica. The other was filed by the Minneapolis-based Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness. They follow a similar lawsuit filed Thursday by nine businesses that rely on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, plus Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness. All three were filed in federal court in Wash-ington, D.C.BUCHAREST, ROMANIAProbe sought in communistera deaths of 340 orphansA Romanian government institute asked prosecutors Monday to investigate the deaths of 340 children at a com-munist-era orphanage during the 1980s.The Institute for Investigat-ing the Crimes of Communism said the deaths occurred from 1980-1989 at the Horror Orphanage,Ž the nickname local residents gave to a facility for children with chronic neurological disorders in the northern town of Siret.A total of 8,586 children were admitted there from 1956 until the facility closed in 2001. There were 1,500 deaths during that period, but the institute only reviewed ones from the 1980s due to time constraints. It said 81 children died in 1981 alone.BERLINCourt convicts Syrian who beat man wearing Jewish capA Berlin court convicted a 19-year-old Syrian on Monday of serious bodily harm and slander for attacking a man wearing a Jewish skullcap in the German capital in April.The 21-year-old victim, an Arab Israeli who said he wore the Jewish kippa, or yarmulke, in a show of solidarity with his Jewish friends, filmed his attacker whipping him vio-lently with a belt while shouting Yahudi!Ž „ Jew in Arabic.Berlins regional court sen-tenced the defendant, who wasnt named due to privacy rules, to four weeks of juvenile detention, which he has already served while await-ing trial. The Associated PressNASHVILLE, TENN. Staci Jones poses for a photo at her lawyers of“ ce on Friday in Collierville, Tenn. Advocates for domestic violence victims are praising a new Tennessee law that seeks to stop a common tactic that batterers use after their victims have ” ed to safety: Filing frivolous lawsuits designed to bankrupt or in” ict more harm on the people they already have abused. Jones said she probably owes more than $100,000 from ongoing legal battles with a man she hoped to never see again. [ADRIAN SAINZ/AP]WASHINGTONPresident Donald Trump meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan in the Oval Of“ ce of the White House, Monday in Washington. The Trump administration appears to be walking away from a pledge to enforce an arrangement to stabilize southwestern Syria as the Syrian military presses ahead with an offensive in the rebel-held area despite repeated U.S. warnings. The offensive violates an agreement between the U.S., Russia and neighboring Jordan. [EVAN VUCCI/AP]By Sam OlukoyaThe Associated PressLAGOS, Nigeria „ Scores of people died in central Nigeria during vicious weekend clashes between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers, with one report citing police saying 86 people were killed. By some accounts, the growing conflict over resources has become deadlier than Nige-rias Boko Haram extremist insurgency.Nigerias president accused unnamed politi-cians in a statement Monday of taking advantage of the chaos ahead of next years elections, calling it incred-ibly unfortunate.ŽDramatic footage from Jos showed angry people waving machetes and sticks and shouting at passing security forces as they weaved around overturned and burning vehicles. Smoke rose in the distance. Women and children clutching overstuffed bags piled into the back of trucks, seeking a way out.President Muhammadu Buhari warned against repri-sal attacks after the deeply unfortunate killings across a number of communitiesŽ in central Plateau State as the military, police and counter-terror units were sent to end the bloodshed.No efforts will be sparedŽ to find the attackers, Buhari said.Nigerias government said scoresŽ were killed, but did not provide an official death toll. The independent Channels Television cited a Plateau State police spokes-man, Mathias Tyopev, as saying 86 people had been killed and at least 50 houses destroyed.Mass burials began Monday amid fears that the death toll was even higher.Please remain calm,Ž said the Plateau State governor, Simon Bako Lalong, as a helicopter whirred overhead. It is very, very, unfortunate that an incident is happening again like this.ŽThe deadly clashes between herders and farmers are a growing security concern in Africas most populous country, which is roughly split between Muslims in the north and Christians in the south.The threat from Boko Haram, which continues to carry out attacks in the northeast, has been cited as a cause of the growing tensions. Herders in search of safe grazing land, and also feeling the effects of climate change, have been forced south into more populated farming communities.The widespread security issues pose a major challenge to Buhari, a Muslim former military ruler who won office in a democratic transfer of power in 2015, as elections approach next year.The latest clashes began when about 100 cattle were rustled and some herders were killed, the statement from Buharis office said. Less than 24 hours later, violence broke out. Some thugs then took advantage of the situation, turning it into an opportunity to extort the public, and to attack people from rival political parties.ŽSome people were dragged from their cars and attacked if they said they supported certain politicians, the state-ment said.The Plateau State gover-nor announced a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew in the commu-nities of Jos South, Riyom and Barkin Ladi until further notice.Observe the curfew, observe the curfew, and I will still remind them to observe the curfew,Ž he said.86 killed in Nigeria during clashA woman stands near her relative as he receives treatment Monday at the Jos University teaching hospital in Jos, Nigeria, after clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers. Dramatic footage from Jos showed angry people waving machetes and sticks and shouting at passing security forces as they weaved around overturned and burning vehicles. [THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Please remain calm. It is very, very, unfortunate that an incident is happening again like this.ŽPlateau State governor, Simon Bako Lalong

PAGE 3 | Tuesday, June 26, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS LEESBURGHome invasion suspects face new chargesThe two men charged with home-invasion robbery and firing at sheriffs deputies last Wednesday now face charges from a similar robbery the day before.Sebastian D. Bradwell, 23, of Eustis, who was shot in the ankle by a deputy, and Kailon M. Harrison-Caldwell, 20, of Eustis, were arrested coming out of a house in the Leesburg area of Bassville Park. A man had called 911 to say that he was abducted and taken to the house, and when deputies arrived, they got into a brief shootout with the men.Investigators have since learned that the weapons used in that robbery had been stolen from a home in Sorrento, according to a Lake County Sheriffs report. The victims of the robbery on Tuesday said three men entered the home, beat them and stole two firearms and other items. Not only were the weapons recovered after the arrest, but deputies also found an identification taken from one of the victims in the Sorrento robbery.LADY LAKEDeputies looking for gunman in Flip Flops robberySumter County sheriffs deputies are searching for the gunman who robbed Flip Flops internet caf early Monday, and who may have been shot by a security guard.The robber entered the business in the 13000 block of N. U.S. Highway 441 at 2:40 a.m., pointed a gun at two clerks and demanded money. The robber may have been a black woman, described as about 5-foot-6 and 250 pounds.An armed security guard fired his semi-automatic handgun two times, possibly hitting the robber, according to the sheriffs office. The robber dropped the cash, then fled to a parking lot where a getaway car was waiting.Investigators are asking anyone with information to call the sheriffs office at 352-793-2621 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).LEESBURGMen charged with stealing golf cartsFore! Make that four, as in four golf carts stolen along with other equipment.Daniel C. Kelley, 44, of Paisley, was charged with grand theft auto and grand theft.The owner of JB Golf Carts told police the golf carts had been stolen over the weekend. A hole had been cut in a chain-link fence. Not long after, sheriffs deputies received a call about golf carts traveling down a secluded lane toward a home on Lemon Avenue in Okahumpka.When they arrived, they found men at a home removing stickers and painting or preparing to paint two golf carts. Two golf carts are still missing. Deputies also found a stolen car.Another man at the scene, Michael J. Aspinwall, 36, was charged with grand theft.Both Kelley and Aspinwall are familiar faces at the Lake County Jail. The Lake County Jail website lists 12 arrests for Aspinwall on charges ranging from battery to theft to drug possession. Kelley has five arrests to his credit, including grand theft and drug possession.WILDWOODWoman charged with traf“ cking meth, heroinA woman stopped for a traf-fic infraction on Interstate 75 Saturday was arrested on drug charges when Sumter deputies found more than 2 pounds of methamphetamine, 6 ounces of heroin and more than $5,000 cash.By Zac AndersonGatehouse MediaEven as Democrats continue to win close elections in Flor-ida, there is growing evidence that animus toward President Donald Trump may be dimin-ishing as a potential factor in the states upcoming midterm contests.A new poll conducted for CBS News by YouGov pro-vides the latest piece of good news for Republicans hoping to beat back a predicted blue wave.Ž Among likely Florida voters, Trump has an approval rating of 53 percent in the poll, while 48 percent disapprove of the presidents job performance.Poll: Trump approval risingPresident Donald Trump has an approval rating of 53 percent in Florida, according to a new poll. [EVAN VUCCI/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Mike SchneiderThe Associated PressORLANDO „ Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin is suing two of his children and a former business manager, accusing them of misusing his credit cards, transferring money from an account and slan-dering him by saying he has dementia.Aldrins lawsuit, filed earlier this month in a Florida state court, came a week after his children, Andrew and Janice, filed a petition claiming their father was suffering from memory loss, delusions, paranoia and confusion. They asked for the court to name them his legal guardians, saying Aldrin was associating with new friends who were trying to alienate Aldrin from his family and that he had been spending his assets at an alarming rate.Ž Court-appointed mental health experts planned to evaluate Aldrin in Florida today and Wednesday.In April, the 88-yearold Aldrin underwent his own evaluation conducted by a geriatric psychiatrist at UCLA, who said Aldrin scored superior to normalŽ for his age on tests.I also believe that he is perfectly capable of provid-ing for his physical health needs, food, clothing and shelter, and is substantially able to manage his finances and resist fraud and undue influence,Ž said Dr. James Spar in a letter to Aldrins attorney.In Aldrins lawsuit, the former astronaut asked a judge to remove Andrew Aldrin from control of his financial affairs, social media accounts and several nonprofit and business enterprises. Andrew Aldrin had been a trustee of his fathers trust. Buzz Aldrin said in the complaint that despite revoking the power of attorney he had given his son, Andrew Aldrin con-tinued making financial decisions for him.Buzz Aldrin sues childrenBy Jim TurnerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ More than 100 bills that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law from the 2018 legislative session will take effect Sunday, including a new state budget that tops $88 billion.Lawmakers sent 195 bills to Scott from the session that ended in March. The governor vetoed two, while signing the rest.Of the signed measures, 105 will hit the books Sunday.Of the remainder, 54 went into effect upon Scotts signa-ture, with the rest effective in October or in 2019.Among the measures slated to take effect Sunday:State budget€ HB 5001: Lawmakers passed an $88.7 billion budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The spending plan increases public-school funding by $101.50 per stu-dent, though Democrats and many education officials have argued that a far lower amount will be available for basic school expenses.Among other things, the budget will provide $100.8 million for the Florida Forever land preservation program and offer a $130 million increase in Medicaid funding for nursing homes. Lawmakers also included $3.3 billion in reserves and put money into such issues as Everglades restoration, beach restoration, preeminentŽ universities and helping universities attract world classŽ faculty.New budget, dozens of laws poised to take e ect By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield @dailycommercial.comBUSHNELL „ Fire swept a reptile farm Friday eve-ning, killing 43 alligators and crocodiles in what looks to be arson, authorities say.One alligator „ an extremely rare white alligator named SnowballŽ „ is missing, apparently stolen, according to the Sumter County Sheriffs Office.Animal Crossings of Florida Inc., which is owned by Robbie and Stephen Keszey, former stars of the Swamp BrothersŽ television show on the Discovery Channel, and an entertainment company, pro-vides reptiles to conservation exhibitors.The building, at Southwest 52nd Terrace, was a total loss in the 8:30 p.m. blaze, according to Sumter County Fire Rescue. There was liability insurance, but it was too expensive to insure the animals.Rare gator stolenSumter County Sheriffs detectives say Snowball was stolen from Animal Crossings of Florida in Bushnell and an alligator enclosure burned, killing 43 gators Friday night. [SUBMITTED PHOTOS] Cops: Arsonist took white gator from Bushnell sanctuary and torched facilitySnowball is seen recently in an enclosure at Animal Crossings of Florida in Bushnell. See POLL, A4 See GATOR, A4 See ALDRIN, A4 See BUDGET, A4 See BRIEFS, A4


A4 Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | Funeral Services Dennis E. Rixie, 60, of Leesburg passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018. He was born on June 30, 1957 in Memphis, TN to E.R. Rixie and Sadie Johnson Rixie Lee. He moved to Leesburg at a young age and lived most of his life there. He played youth league baseball and football, as well as in high school and graduated in 1975. He earned his Associates Degree from L.B. Wallace Junior College in Andalusia, AL. Dennis then attended Florida International University in Miami, FL., and played baseball all 3 years of college. He worked in the telecommunications industry as a contractor for many years and also worked some in construction. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Fruitland Park, (Hertiage Community Church). Dennis was an avid “sherman and loved all sports. He suffered a stroke in 2008 and lived in a nursing facility for the last few years. He is survived by his daughter Erin Rixie (James Brumbaugh), grandson Bradley Brumbaugh, brothers, Sam (Susan) Rixie, Lavelle (Ellen) Rixie, Don (Cathy) Rixie, David (Tina) Lee, many nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as his stepfather John H. Lee. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 6:30pm at Beyers Funeral Home Chapel, Leesburg. Online condolences may be left at www. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL.Dennis E. Rixie Rebecca Marlowe Lee Kirkley, age 76, of Fruitland Park passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11:32PM in Shands Hospital. She was born October 17, 1941 in Gainesville, FL. She graduated from Tavares High School in 1959. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Carey Kirkley; son, Bruce Kirkley; daughter, Renee Kirkley Sisk and her husband, Alan; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bruce and Lillie Mae Lee. The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 1:00PM until 2:00PM at Astatula Baptist Church. A Funeral Service will follow at the church at 2:00PM. In lieu of ”owers, please donate to Astatula Baptist Church Building Fund, 13239 Florida Ave., PO Box 141, Astatula, FL 34705 or First Baptist Church of Leesburg, Mens Residence, 220 North 13th St., Leesburg, FL 34748. Arrangements have been entrusted to Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, 226 E. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, FL 32778, (352)343-4444. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall at www. steversonhamlinhilbish. comRebecca Marlowe Lee KirkleySpecifically, defendant Andrew Aldrin, as trustee, does not inform plaintiff of pending or future business transac-tions, removes large sums of monies from plaintiffs accounts, and continues to represent plaintiff in business and social capacities despite plain-tiffs repeated requests for such representations to be terminated,Ž the lawsuit said.Aldrin accused his daughter, Janice, in the lawsuit of not acting in his financial interests and conspiracy, and he accused his former manager, Christina Korp, of fraud, exploitation of the elderly and unjust enrich-ment. Also named in the lawsuit are several businesses and foundations run by the family.Aldrins oldest son, James, isnt involved in the legal fight.In a statement, Andrew and Janice Aldrin said theyre saddened by the unjustifiableŽ lawsuit.If nothing else, our family is resilient and our ability to work together to solve problems and accomplish great things is strong,Ž the Aldrin children said. We love and respect our father very much and remain hopeful that we can rise above this situation and recover the strong relationship that built this foundation in the first place.ŽThey said they would have no further comment.Aldrin was a member of the Apollo 11 crew that landed the first two humans on the moon. Aldrin joined Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface in July 1969. Earlier this month, Aldrin was at the White House for President Donald Trumps announcement directing the Pentagon to create the Space ForceŽ as a new military branch. ALDRINFrom Page A3Its not just about the money, Keszey said.Snowball is my friend,Ž he said. We were going to make him ambassador to our zoo.ŽThe brothers are work-ing with investors to build a facility in Central Florida and in Arizona. He is also planning a new TV show. He said he uses Snow-ball to teach school kids that bullying is not OK.I say, Look, we are all different. You look at Snowball and say hes cool, but I bet the other alligators look at him and say hes gross. Theres no reason to pick on anybody.ŽHe said it is also important not to just to talk about wildlife, but to show people why animals need to be protected.The alligators and crocodiles were mostly babies or smaller rep-tiles, said Sheriffs Capt. Pat Breeden.Snowball is one of only 10 leucistic alligators worldwide,Ž said Keszey.Leucistic alligators are born without skin pigmentation. Their eyes appear to be blue. They are sometimes confused with albinos, which are also rare.Detectives said it appears the building was burglarized, then set ablaze. Keszey said someone gained entry by breaking out a rear window in the building.He said he has no clue who might have stolen the alligator and set the fire.Its so stupid. He cant do anything with it.ŽTo me, hes worth a million dollars, to see kids faces light up when they see him.ŽThe State Fire Marshalls Office has been called in to investigate.If anyone has information about this case, they are asked to contact Sumter County Sheriffs Detective Chris Merritt at 352-793-2621 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477), where rewards are available.The first thing thing we need to do is find Snowball before he is sold or taken out of the country,Ž Keszey said. GATORFrom Page A3Tax package€ HB 7087. A roughly $170 million tax-cut package provides relief for farmers and property owners impacted by Hurricane Irma, provides a sales-tax holidayŽ in August for back-to-school shoppers and retroactively covers a disaster-preparedness tax holidayŽ in early June that coincided with the start of hurricane season. The package also includes reducing a commercial lease tax from 5.8 percent to 5.7 percent, though that cut will begin Jan. 1. Education€ HB 7055: The law expands the use of voucher-like scholarships to send more public-school students to private schools. One program in the bill will let students who face bullying or harassment in public schools transfer to private schools. The so-called hope scholarshipsŽ will be funded by motorists who voluntarily agree to contribute sales taxes they would normally pay on vehicle transactions to fund the scholarships. Among other things, the bill also boosts the Gardiner scholarship program, which pays for services and private-school scholarships for students with disabilities.Child marriage€ SB 140: The bill will largely block minors from getting married in Florida. In the past, minors ages 16 and 17 have been able to get marriage licenses with parental consent, and judges have had dis-cretion to issue licenses to younger minors if they have children or if preg-nancies are involved.Under the change, marriage will generally be barred for people under age 18, though an exception will be in place for 17-year-olds who have written consent from their parents or guardians. Also, the 17-year-olds will not be able to marry people who are more than two years older than them. Opioids€ HB 21: With Florida facing an opioid epidemic, the measure is aimed at preventing patients from getting addicted to prescription painkillers and then turning to street drugs such as heroin and fentanyl.The bill, in part, will place limits on prescrip-tions that doctors can write for treatment of acute pain. Doctors in many cases would be limited to writing prescriptions for three-day supplies, though they could prescribe up to seven-day supplies of controlled substances if medically necessary.Ž Cancer patients, people who are terminally ill and others would be exempt from the limits. BUDGETFrom Page A3The online survey of 1,002 registered voted „ conducted between June 19 and June 22 „ comes on the heels of a Politico poll released last week that had Trump at 48 percent approval in Florida and 49 percent disapproval.Trumps approval rating has been on the rise in Florida. A Quinnipiac Uni-versity Poll from February had Trump at 42 percent approval in the state and 54 percent disapproval.Democrats have been energized to push back against Trump and the GOP agenda and are notching significant vic-tories around the state.The party has been on a roll in Florida over the past 18 months, winning all of the closely-watched races that political observ-ers considered bellwether contests, including a Miami state Senate seat and the mayors race in St. Petersburg.State Rep. Margaret Good won a February special election for a Sara-sota state House seat that Trump carried by more than four percentage points. Most recently, Democrats prevailed in a close Miami-Dade County Commission race.But a higher approval rating for Trump could make it more difficult for Democrats to make big gains in November.And being associated with Trump has not hurt candidates such as Gov. Rick Scott. The CBS poll had Scott, a Republican who strongly backed Trump in 2016, leading by five percentage points among likely voters in his bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. Scott had the support of 46 percent of likely voters, compared to 41 percent for Nelson. The governors approval rating in the poll is 62 percent among likely voters.The poll also found that 55 percent of likely Florida voters disapprove of removing children from their parents when families cross the border illegally.The CBS poll was con-ducted in the midst of the controversy over the child separation policy.Gallups weekly tracking poll, released Monday, had Trumps approval rating nationwide dropping to 41 percent during the contro-versy, a four-point slide. POLLFrom Page A3 Buzz Aldrin attends the 15th annual Global Green PreOscar Gala on Feb. 28 in Los Angeles. [PHOTO BY RICHARD SHOTWELL/INVISION/AP, FILE] By Jill ColvinThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump on Monday trash-talked a Virginia restaurant that asked his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, to leave because she worked for his administration.Trump, in a Monday morning tweet, said that The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows (badly needs a paint job) rather than refusing to serve a fine person like Sarah Huckabee Sanders.ŽI always had a rule, if a restaurant is dirty on the outside, it is dirty on the inside!Ž added Trump, an admitted germophobe, who has said he prefers eating at fast food chains rather than independent eateries because he trusts them more.Photographs of the restaurant, a threehour-drive from Washington, appear to show no evidence of serious disrepair to the building with green awnings and white doors and trim, though recent images appear to show some awning wear.Trump targets restaurant that booted SandersPassersby gather to take photos in front of the Red Hen Restaurant on Saturday in Lexington, Va. [DANIEL LIN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Allison Valdez, 32, was charged with trafficking more than 14 grams of meth, more than 4 ounces of heroin and maintain-ing a drug vehicle. She was taken to the Sumter County Jail and booked on $51,000 bond.The initial traffic charge was failure to stop at a stop sign at County Road 229 and State Road 44, accord-ing to the Sumter County Sheriffs Office.When the deputy asked for her drivers license, she produced an ID card and said the car was rented.The Defendant appeared to be nervous at the time of the stop and her hands were trembling while she was going through her purse,Ž the deputy noted in the report. A canine alerted to the drugs.TAVARESFormer Sheriff to be honored with dedicationAt 47, Chris Daniels looked young for his age, but when he spoke, he did so with the wisdom of a veteran law enforcement officer and all the responsi-bility that comes with being the sheriff of Lake County.So, when he died at a charity school bus race in a freak accident, it stunned residents, friends and family.On Wednesday, his legacy as a straight-talking, dedicated lawman will be recognized in a ceremony naming a portion of State Road 19 in his honor.Sheriff Chris Daniels Memorial HighwayŽ will stretch from Lane Park Cutoff to U.S. Highway 441, thanks to a law introduced by state legislators Larry Metz and Dennis Baxley.The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at the Lake Tech Institute of Public Safety, and will include an address by Sheriff Peyton Grinnell.Sheriff Chris Daniels was an authentic servant leader whose legacy of exemplary public service ended tragically almost twelve years ago. This memorial highway, anchored on the north end by Sheriff Chris Daniels Memorial Fountain, will ensure that his service and sacrifice will never be for-gotten,Ž Metz said in a press release.Its so important to remember the selfless sac-rifice of those who serve and protect. May this memorial keep Sheriff Dan-iels ever in our memory and may it encourage his family to know we honor him,Ž Baxley said. BRIEFSFrom Page A3

PAGE 5 | Tuesday, June 26, 2018 A5Together, their remarks added to the nationwide confusion as mothers and fathers struggled to reunite families that were split up by the government and sometimes sent to different parts of the country.McAleenan told reporters in Texas that he stopped sending cases of parents charged with illegally entering the country to prosecutors after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separations last week.The commissioner and Sessions insisted that the administrations policy remains in effect, but the cases cannot be prosecuted because parents cannot be separated from their children. McAleenan said he is working on a plan to resume prosecutions.Speaking at a school-safety conference in Reno, Sessions cast the children as victims of a broken immigration systemŽ and urged Congress to act.While hundreds of pro-testers rallied outside a hotel-casino, the attorney general said more than 80 percent of children crossing the border arrive alone, without parents or guardians, and are often sent with a paid smuggler. We can only guess how many never make it to our border during that dangerous journey.ŽHe claimed the MS-13 gang is recruiting children who were sent here as unaccompanied minors, and some are brought to help replenish the gang. And they are terrorizing immigrant schools and communities from Los Angeles to Louisville to Long Island to Boston. They are able to do so because we do not have a secure southwest border.ŽHe said five children had been found at the border carrying a combined 35 pounds of fentanyl, the powerful synthetic opioid drug blamed for an epi-demic of overdose deaths nationwide.Drug cartels, Sessions said, take advantage of our generosity and ... use children to smuggle their drugs into our country as well.ŽJust outside the build-ing where Sessions spoke, more than 200 protesters opposed to the administrations immigration policies blocked a busy road. The coalition of civil rights, religious and union activists carried signs and drums and were joined by a mariachi band. Some sat in a busy roadway for while police diverted traf-fic around them.No arrests were reported. McAleenans remarks follow an announcement last week by the federal public defenders office in El Paso that federal prosecutors would no longer bring criminal charges against parents entering the U.S. if they have their child with them.Amid the confusion, some Democratic members of Congress reiterated their frustra-tions Monday that the Trump administration had not released its plan for reunifying families.Sen. Richard Blumen-thal of Connecticut was among those who toured a shelter at the Tornillo border crossing in West Texas.I think there is very, very powerful consensus on both sides of the aisle that reunification should be done immediately,Ž Blumenthal said. These stories are gut-wrench-ing and heartbreaking of children 6 and 7 years old, separated from their parents, not know where they are and the parents not knowing where their children are.ŽMcMaster received the most votes in a June 12 pri-mary but fell short of the 50 percent needed to win the nomination outright, giving Warren an opening.Trump, predicting a red waveŽ in the fall mid-term elections, has been holding rallies and campaign events on behalf of several Republicans in recent weeks. He staged one of his signature rallies last week to tout congressional candidates in Minnesota and raised money in Las Vegas on Saturday for Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, one of the most endangered Repub-lican senators on the 2018 ballot.Trump will travel to Fargo, North Dakota, on Wednesday for a rally aimed at bolstering Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., who is trying to unseat Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota. The trip will also include a campaign fund-raising stop in Milwaukee on Thursday.Wading into Republican primaries has proved risky for Trump. He backed Alabama Sen. Luther Strange over Roy Moore in the states Republican pri-mary last year but watched as Moore prevailed despite multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against the former judge. Moore was defeated by Democrat Doug Jones in the special election.But Trump has been emboldened of late with a flurry of endorsements aimed at Republican loyalists. He successfully intervened in the eleventh hour in a heated South Carolina congressional primary, urging voters to reject Republican Rep. Mark Sanford, a former governor and Trump critic.Trump also warned Republican voters in West Virginia to steer clear of businessman Don Blankenship, arguing he couldnt beat vulnerable Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin. Republicans nominated state attorney general Patrick Morrisey in what expects to be a top Senate showdown.McMaster, a former lieutenant governor, became the nations first statewide elected official to endorse Trump in Jan-uary 2016. Trump won a convincing victory in the states presidential pri-mary and won the state in November.When Trump selected then-South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to serve as his United Nations ambassa-dor, it allowed McMaster to become governor. HALTFrom Page A1 TRUMPFrom Page A1The city is having to rebuild its entire Seaplane Base because it, along with a fueling station, was swept away by the storm as it made its way through Wooton Park.The storm pulled up walkways and tossed docks and more than two dozen boats. What remained where the docks once stood were empty pilings. The few that were left standing were badly damaged.When the city called for contractors interested in the rebuild in January, they outlined a desired scope of services that included a new facility that meets Federal Aviation Administration guidelines. The outline called for an on-water fueling station that can dispense two types of gas, credit card capability, 92 lighted boat slips, a boat cleaning area, security cameras and gates, an observation platform for events, enhanced seaplane storage, a wildlife mitigation system, a boat trailer parking area and wave attenuation compo-nents necessary to shelter and protect docks and shorelines from future storm impacts.Tweedie said that when Haskell completes the design process, they will come back with draw-ings and details about the actual construction … or phase two.We dont have any of the details yet, but their team will come to us and the council and say, This is what its gonna look like, and this is what its gonna cost to build it,Ž Tweedie said.Tweedie said the citys insurance company will cover most of the cost associated with the design and construction of the base and marina, minus a deductible to be paid by the city. When the design plans come back, the insurance company and the city will negotiate the terms and make whatever tweaks or compromises are necessary.The insurance company will have some say as far as what they will allow, but for the most part they will cover the same amount of dockage or floating docks as we had before but using todays standards, current codes and an allowance for betterment and improved features so that this type of loss wont be likely again,Ž Tweedie said.Despite the loss of docks, Tweedie said no major water events have had to be cancelled since temporary docks and a temporary fueling facility were installed.Tweedie said the city can continue to supply temporary docks as needed until the new Seaplane Base is fully constructed.We anticipate that happening again for other events we have to cover, but it is well worth it when you think of the beautiful facilities on the way,Ž Tweedie said. RISINGFrom Page A1Boats and docks were piled on one another at the Tavares Seaplane Base docks during Hurricane Irma on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in Tavares, Fla. [WHITNEY LEHNECKER / DAILY COMMERCIAL] Randy Hepburn said when he was growing up he wasnt allowed to go to the Venetian Gardens pool, because I was black.ŽQuit fooling yourselves,Ž he told the crowd. You know what this is all about.ŽCommissioner Bob Bone said he has heard from people who said they would not go to vari-ous locations if a pool was built there. He cautioned everyone to stop all this foolish talk. Leesburg is bigger than this.ŽOthers said they didnt care where it was built, as long as it is built.Commissioner John Christian said the commission has always tried to do things for the economic benefit of the city „ all of the city. Since there is already infrastructure in place in the Dabney/Susan Street area, it makes sense to put it there.City Manager Al Minner took commissioners and the crowd through a long list of options and city goals, and not just recre-ation. One of those goals is tackling blight, and the entryway to Susan Street is choked with slums on Birchwood Court and Birchwood Circle.The houses could be condemned to make way for recreation, Minner said.Minner mentioned that School Board member Bill Mathias approached him about donating four acres that was once the site of Dabney Elementary School on Dixie Avenue if the city would let schools compete at the new pool.Bone instructed Minner to see if there are partner-ship opportunities with the schools or with the county, which owns undeveloped land across Griffin Road.Mayor Dan Robuck said maybe the schools would give the 4-acre site on Dixie to the city to sell and use the money to build a pool.Minner listed several pool options, from doing nothing to renovating the antiquated Dabney pool for $875,000, to build-ing a pool with 50-meter lanes to a CadillacŽ pool for $3.4 million.Other locations were mentioned, including Rogers Park.The Venetian Gardens pool will shut down on July 16. We didnt stop swim-ming,Ž Minner said. Swimming lessons moved to Dabney for the remain-der of the year. POOLFrom Page A1Amelia Eigsti uses a paddle board to kick her way back to the pools edge during practice for the Titans, a local swim club team for youths, at the Venetian Gardens pool on Aug. 25, 2016, in Leesburg. The pool will shut down on July 16. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE]


A6 Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Christopher Weber and Michael BalsamoThe Associated PressLONG BEACH, Calif. „ A resident of a retirement home in Southern California opened fire on firefighters responding to a report of an explosion in the building, killing a veteran fire captain and wounding a second firefighter and another person, officials said.The shooting happened after firefighters responded to an alarm shortly before 4 a.m. at the 11-story retirement facility in Long Beach, south of Los Angeles, and found some windows blown out, activated sprinklers, the smell of gas and a fire that they extinguished, authorities said.Firefighters were searching the building when shots were fired and the two firefighters were hit, Long Beach Fire Chief Michael DuRee said.Fire Capt. Dave Rosa, who had worked for the department for 17 years, died at a hospital Monday morning, DuRee said. He is survived by a wife and two children, the chief said.The other firefighter who was shot was not immediately identified and was hospitalized in stable condition. A third person was also struck by gunfire and was in critical condition and undergoing surgery, said Police Chief Robert Luna. No further details were provided about that person.Dozens of firefighters stood at attention and saluted as the flagdraped coffin carrying Rosas body was brought out of a hospital Monday afternoon and loaded into a coroners van. Community members waved American flags along the street outside the hospital as the procession of police and fire vehicles escorted the van to the coroners office.Luna said a person of interestŽ „ who police believe is a resident at the facility „ was detained at the scene and was being questioned by investigators. A weapon was recovered at the scene, he said.There is a big puzzle to put together,Ž Luna said.Investigators were looking into whether the shooter intentionally lured first responders to the scene to ambush them, Luna said.Thats the environ-ment we work in today, as law enforcement and fire-fighters. You go to these scenes and you never know whats on the other side of those doors. And these brave firefighters went through those doors and unfortunately they were met withgunfire,Ž Luna said.Pamela Barr, who lives in the building, said she was awakened by fire alarms and didnt panic because false alarms are not uncommon. She tried to go back to sleep but then learned what was happening by watching TV news. Firefighters later evacuated the build-ing and put residents on buses.This is a lot to deal with,Ž said Barr, 73, as she sat with her son in a car, waiting to be allowed back in the tower, where she lives on the ninth floor on the opposite end of the building from where the fire occurred.Barr said she hadnt heard of any troubles involving residents of the facility, where she has lived for seven years. She described it as clean, well run and secure.Gloria Ford, 58, who lives a few blocks away, was awakened by screaming sirens earlier and came to check out the scene.Im very sorry about it. Im sick about it,Ž she said about the death of the firefighter. Its just mad.ŽPolice also called for bomb squad investiga-tors after they discovered a couple of devices they deemed to be suspicious.ŽThe residential tower near downtown Long Beach has 100 apartments for low-income people age 62 and older as well as disabled adults over age 18, according to its website.Long Beach is a major port city with a population of more than 400,000.Calif. re ghter shot and killed at retirement homeLong Beach “ re“ ghters walk along a street on Monday near a retirement home in Long Beach, Calif., where at least one “ re“ ghter was killed. [JAE C. HONG/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Thats the environment we work in today, as law enforcement and re ghters. You go to these scenes and you never know whats on the other side of those doors. And these brave re ghters went through those doors and unfortunately they were met withgun re.ŽPolice Chief Robert Luna By Aron HellerThe Associated PressJERUSALEM „ Prince William arrived in Israel on Monday for the firstever official visit of a member of the British royal family to the tumul-tuous region London once ruled.Arriving from neighboring Jordan, the Duke of Cambridge landed at Israels Ben-Gurion International Airport and then departed to Jerusalem, where he will stay at the elegant King David Hotel, site of the former administrative headquarters of the British mandate.Three decades of British rule between the two world wars helped estab-lish some of the fault lines of todays IsraeliPalestinian conflict, and Britains withdrawal in 1948 led to the eventual establishment of Israel and Jordan.Britain has since taken a back seat to the United States in mediating peace efforts, and the royal family has mostly steered clear of the regions toxic politics.For the 36-year-old William, second in line to the throne, it marks a high-profile visit that could burnish his inter-national credentials.Though the trip is being billed as non-political, and places a special emphasis on technology and joint Israeli-Arab projects, William will also be meeting with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, and visiting landmark Jerusalem sites at the heart of the century-old conflict.On Tuesday he will visit Jerusalems Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, where he will meet two survivors who escaped Nazi Germany for the safety of Britain. The memorial has recognized Prince Williams greatgrandmother, Princess Alice, as Righteous Among the Nations for her role in rescuing Jews during the Holocaust.In a 1994 visit to Yad Vashem, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, planted a tree there in his mothers honor. Princess Alice hid three members of the Cohen family in her palace in Athens during the Nazi occupation of Greece in World War II. Thanks to her, the Cohen family survived and today lives in France. The prin-cess died in 1969, and in 1988 her remains were brought to Jerusalem.Later, the prince will meet Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before head-ing to coastal Tel Aviv to attend a football game of young Jewish and Arab players. Hell also meet the mayor of Tel Aviv and attend a reception the British ambassador is holding in his honor.It is the right moment we think for a visit to really shine a light on that relationship and show how strong the contemporary relationship is between the two coun-tries,Ž Ambassador David Quarrey told The Associ-ated Press. The Duke is very clear that he wants to come and get under the skin of the country, he wants to get a feel for Israel. He wants to get a flavor of the country.ŽLater in the week, hell be travelling to the West Bank, where he will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah before wrapping up the trip in east Jerusalem to visit his great-grandmothers gravesite.The royal itinerary managed to anger Israeli politicians by mentioning Prince William in Israel for royal visitJerusalem as being part of the Occupied Palestinian Territories.Ž Jerusalem Affairs Min-ister Zeev Elkin „ who is running for mayor of the city in this years elections „ called the reference a distortionŽ that cannot change reality.ŽIsrael captured east Jerusalem from Jordan in the 1967 Mideast war and annexed it in a move not internationally recognized. Israel considers the city, home to holy sites sacred to Jews, Christians and Mus-lims, as an inseparable part of its capital. The Palestinians claim east Jerusalem as their future capital.Ambassador Quarrey insisted the wording merely reflected decades of terminology used by British governments.It is important to emphasize that the Duke is not a political figure, this is not a political visit,Ž he said.The prince arrived from Jordan, where he kicked off his fiveday Middle East tour by meeting young sci-entists, refugees and political leaders. He was hosted by Crown Prince Hussein, 23, a member of the Hashemite dynasty Britain helped install in then-Transjordan almost a century ago. The pair later watched the England-Panama World Cup match together. In Jordan, the prince attended a reception marking the birthday of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and toured the ruins of the Roman city of Jerash, a major tourist attraction his wife had visited as a child when she and her family lived in Jordan. Britains Prince William arrives on a Royal Air Force plane Monday at the Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. [SEBASTIAN SCHEINER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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By Ivan MorenoThe Associated PressMILWAUKEE „ Production of Harley-Davidson motorcycles sold in Europe will move from U.S. facto-ries to facilities overseas, the Milwaukee-based company announced Monday, a consequence of the retaliatory tariffs the EU is imposing on American exports in an escalating trade war with the Trump administration.President Donald Trump has used the iconic American motorcycle maker as an example of a U.S. business harmed by trade barriers in other countries, but Harley had warned that tariffs could negatively impact its sales.The European Union on Friday began rolling out tariffs on American imports includ-ing bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice The EU tariffs on $3.4 billion worth of U.S. products are retaliation for duties the Trump admin-istration is imposing on European steel and aluminum.The company said in a regulatory filing Monday that EU tariffs on its motor-cycles exported from the U.S. jumped between 6 percent and 31 percent, adding about $2,200 per average motor-cycle exported from the U.S. to the EU.The impact on U.S. workers because of Harley-Davidsons decision was not immedi-ately clear. Harley-Davidson declined interview requests Monday but said in prepared remarks that the company maintains a strong commitment to U.S.-based manufacturing which is valued by riders globally.ŽHarley-Davidson Inc. sold almost 40,000 motorcycles in the EU last year, its second-largest market after the United States, according to the company. The EU sales make up almost 16.4 percent of Harley-David-sons worldwide sales. In the U.S., Harley-Davidson sold 147,972 motorcycles last year, according to company data.Increasing international production to alleviate the EU tariff burden is not the companys preference, but represents the only sustainable option to make its motorcycles accessible to customers in the EU and maintain a viable business in Europe,Ž the company said in its prepared remarks.Harley shifts some production overseasRows of motorcycles sit behind a bronze plate on the showroom ” oor April 26, 2017, at a Harley-Davidson dealership in Glenshaw, Pa. [KEITH SRAKOCIC/AP FILE]


A8 Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | HEALTHTom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 TODAYSWORKOUT Froglegmovetargetsinnerthighs ByMarloAllevaMoreContentNow Y ouhavetogetcreativewhenitcomes tothosehardto reachareassuchasyour innerthighs.Yes,squats andlungeshelp,butyou needaspecialtymovethat getsstraighttothezone. Ourexercisetodayisa frogleginner-thighmove. Allyouneedisaflat surfaceandamat. Beginthisexerciseby lyingonyourback.Press yourbackintothemat, engageyourcoreand extendyourlegsstraight upintheair,pressingyourfeettogether, focusingontheheels. Placeyourhandson eithersideofyourbody forbalanceandyou arereadytomove. Keepingyourbody strong,proceedbybendingintheknees,keepingthefeettogether,but pullingthekneesapart, anglingthemoutward awayfromyourbody aslowasyoucan,then returntothestart. Continuethisloweringandextending motionforatleast20to 30times.Takeasmall break,thenkeepgoing untilyouarefatigued. Startthisexerciseslower togetthefeelandproper positioningbutspeedit upforoptimalexertion. Moveslikethisare greatfinishersforlowerbodyroutinesandalso workwellwithabdominalorgluteexercises. Anywayyouchoose, thisexercisepromisesto leavealastingimpressiononyourthighs. MarloAlleva,aninstructoratGoldsGymand groupfitnesscoordinator atFontaine-GillsYMCA inFlorida,canbereached atfaluvzpa@msn.MarloAlleva demonstrates afrogleg inner-thigh move.[SCOTT WHEELER/THE LEDGER] ByPatriciaKimeKaiserHealthNews R alphStepneyshomeonaquiet streetinnorthBaltimorehasa welcomingfrontporchandlarge rooms,withplentyofspacefor hiscomfortablereclinerandvastcollectionofactionmovies.Thehouseisowned byJoannWest,alicensedcaregiverwho sharesitwithStepneyandhisfellow VietnamWarveteranFrankHundt. ThereisnoplacethatIdratherbe. ƒIlovethequietoflivinghere,the helpweget.IthanktheLordeveryyear thatIamhere,ŽStepney,73,said. Itsafarcryfromadecadeago,when Stepneywashomelessanddidntcare aboutanything.ŽHisdiabeteswent uncheckedandhehadsufferedastroke„a medicaleventthatlandedhimattheBaltimoreVeteransAffairsMedicalCenter. Afterhavingpartofhisfootamputated, Stepneymovedintolong-termnursinghomecareataVAmedicalfacility, wherehethoughthedremain„untilhe becameacandidateforasmallVAeffort thatputsagingveteransinprivatehomes: theMedicalFosterHomeprogram. The$20.7million-per-yearprogram provideshousingandcareformorethan 1,000veteransin42statesandPuerto Rico,servingasanalternativetonursinghomecareforthosewhocannotlive safelyontheirown.Veteranspaytheir caregivers$1,500to$3,000amonth, dependingonlocation,savingthegovernmentabout$10,000amonthinnursing homecare.Ithasbeendifficulttoscaleup, though,becausetheVAacceptsonlyfosterhomesthatmeetstrictqualifications. Fortheveterans,itsachancetolivein ahomesettingwithcaregiverswhotreat themlikefamily.FortheDepartmentof VeteransAffairs,theprogramprovidesan optionformeetingitslegalobligationto careforailing,agingpatientsatsignificantly reducedcosts,sincetheveteranspayroom andboarddirectlytotheircaregivers. Cost-effectivenessisbutoneoftheprogramsbenefits.StepneyandHundt,67,are ingoodhandswithWest,whopreviously ranahomehealthcareservicescompany. Andtheyreingoodcompany,watching televisiontogetherinthemainlivingroom, goingtoeldercaretwiceaweekandsitting onWestsporchchattingwithneighbors. Pilotprogramtakeso Since1999,theDepartmentofVeterans Affairshasbeenrequiredtoprovidenursing homeservicestoveteranswhoqualifyfor VAhealthcareandhaveaservice-connected disabilityratingof70percentorhigher,or areconsideredunemployableandhavea disabilityratingof60percentorhigher. TheVAprovidesthiscarethroughshortorlong-termnursinghomefacilities, respitecare,communitylivingcenterson VAhospitalgrounds,privateassistedlivingfacilitiesandstateveteranshomes. Shortlyafter,theVAMedicalCenterin LittleRock,Ark.,launchedanalternative„a pilotprogramthatplacedveteransinindividualhomes,atanaveragecosttotheVAof roughly$60aday,includingadministration andhealthcareexpenses,comparedwith upwardof$500adayfornursinghomecare. Andbecauseveteranswhoareenrolled intheMedicalFosterCareprogrammust usetheVAsHome-BasedPrimaryCare program,whichprovidesaninterdisciplinaryteamofhealthprofessionalsfor in-homemedicaltreatment,theprogram savestheVAevenmore.Onestudyshowed thatthehome-basedcarehasyieldeda 59percentdropinVAhospitalinpatient daysanda31percentreductioninadmissionsamongthosewhoparticipate. Morethan120VAmedicalcentersnow overseeaMedicalFosterHomeprogramin theirregions,andtheVAhasactivelypromotedtheprogramwithinitshealthsystem. Fostervets Medicalfosterhome programcriteriaHousingrequirements €Mustbeownedorrented bythecaregiverandthe homemustbethecaregiversactualplaceof residence. €Mustbelocated,designed, equippedandmaintainedto ensureahome-likeenvironmentandtoprovidesafe careandsupervisionforall residents. €Mustbeinspectedby HBPCmultidisciplinary teamandbyVA“re/safety engineer. €Meetallstateandlocal licensurerequirements andregulations,including construction,“re,maintenanceandsanitation regulations. €Meettheapplicableprovisionsofthemostcurrent editionoftheNationalFire ProtectionAssociation (NFPA)LifeSafetyCode, Standard#101. Requirementsforcaregivers €Completeanapplicationandparticipateinan interviewwiththeMedicalFosterHomeProgram Coordinatorandotherstaff asneeded. €Additionalrequirements includebutarenotlimited to:providingproofofhealth andfreedomfromcommunicablediseases,being “nanciallystable,havinga back-upcaregiveravailable, providingneededdocumentationofinsurances,and beatleast21yearsofage. LevelIIbackgroundchecks forcaregiversarestrongly suggested. €Haveformalorinformal experienceinpatientcare. Provideatleasttwopersonalreferencesandone professionalreference. €Bephysicallyabletoprovidetheneededcareand haveawrittenbackupplan iftheybecomeincapacitated,includingdesignation ofreliefpersons. €Beabletocommunicate withtheHomeBasedPrimaryCarehealthcareteam anysigni“cantchanges intheveteransnormal appearance,behavioror stateofhealthandbewillingtoaccept,participate inandfollowtheveterans treatmentplan.Ensurea congenialandhome-like atmospherewithinthe residence.Source:USDepartment ofVeteranAffairsAsmallVAeortpairsveteransinneedofnursinghomecarewithcaregiverswillingtosharetheirhomesCaregiverJoannWestcallstakingcareofveteransRalphStepney(left)andFrankHundtatherhomein Baltimoreajoy.ŽTheydeserveit,Žshesays.[LYNNESHALLCROSS/KHN] SMOKINGNEVER TOO OLD TO QUITEven as overall smoking rates have declined, the rate has hardly budged among those 65 and older, according to Americas Health Rankings. Nearly 9 percent of adults age 65 and older were regular smokers in 2017, meaning more than 4 million older adults could bene t from kicking the habit. Quitting smoking later in life can still reduce the risk of diseases like cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, according to Everyday Health. And people who quit in their 60s are likely to live longer than those who continue to smoke. GERMSKEEP HANDS CLEANSerious bacteria like staphylococcus (staph), E. coli and others easily spread with handto-hand contact, according to Hibiclens. National Handshake Day on June 28 might as well be renamed germ day! Washing hands is considered one of the most e ective ways to prevent bacteria and viruses from spreading, and prevent illness. CAREGIVERSRESOURCES FOR HELPThere are resources and services available to help make life as a caregiver a bit easier: € The National Family Caregiver Support Program € AARPs Caregiver Resource Center € The National Alliance for Caregiving € The Caregiver Action Network „ Brandpoint

PAGE 9 | Tuesday, June 26, 2018 A9HAVE 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: Fax: 352-365-1951 True or false. If one child bullies another at school, do you: A) Punish the bully, or B) Banish the student who was bullied? In Florida, the answer is B. And the child gets around $7,000 of taxpayer dollars to seek a private-school education. Floridas Legislature did what it seems to do best these days „ make a law, then hope those affected can work out the details later on of just how it might be implemented ... or not. School officials from around Florida met with the state Department of Education earlier this month to try to sort out the real-word working of this law. As nearly as anyone can figure, heres how it might work ... or not. First, the bullying law will be funded 100 percent from automobile sales „ in which the buyer voluntarily agrees to send $105 of his sales tax to the bullying program. The state expects to raise $41 million this year for the program. Where do they come up with this revenue sleight of hand? A dozen incidents fall under the law, including assault, harassment, intimidation and robbery. Once the criteria have been met, a principal must notify the students parents about the scholarship opportunity within 15 days or upon the completion of the investigation, whichever occurs first. Fighting is among the incidents that qualify. Teachers asked the DOE about mutualŽ fighting, which constitutes the vast majority of the incidents. Apparently, both students, or both groups of students, would be eligible for the scholarship. The News Service of Florida reported that, in the 2016-17 school year, schools tallied 19,742 fights out of 45,313 safetyŽ incidents. If a student can qualifyŽ as bullied, theres a $7,000 scholarship ready to send him or her to private school. The student may opt to go to another public school, but the money goes away, other than an available $750 transfer fee. The laws intent is clear. Its an almost laughable back door to continue to pull dollars from public education to fund vouchers and charter schools. Were not certain just how, but the DOE expects 7,300 students to be bullied this coming year. Once that number is reached, the kids go onto a waiting list. Its interesting to note that, under the law, private schools are exempted from reporting bullying. So it makes perfect Tallahassee sense to ship a kid whos being bullied at a school that monitors bullying to one that doesnt. But the really screwy effect of this inane law is it punishes the wrong person „ and ignores the right one. For $40 million a year we could certainly find ways to get counseling for bullies „ or send them home for time with their families, who might then take some responsibility for their childs actions. If the aggression continues, remove them from public school and let the families pony up for alternate education. Its not perfect, but it would, at least, put the responsibility „ and the cost „ where it really belongs. The St. Augustine RecordOUR OPINIONBullying law mocks good sense ANOTHER OPINION By Kara AlaimoAfter Donald T rumps election in 2016, then-President Barack Obama asked whether his administrations liberal, forward-looking policies had been too much, too soon for American voters, according to a new book by his deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes. Maybe we pushed too far,Ž Obama said. Sometimes I wonder whether I was 10 or 20 years too early.Ž He may be on to something. Research suggests that Americans dont embrace change all at once, but instead change their minds at a glacial pace. The political scientist John Kingdon studied policy proposals for health maintenance organizations such as Medicaid and Medicare, national health insurance and deregulation of transportation systems. He concluded that policy change can take decades. Advocates must spend many years educating and softening upŽ Americans to bring them around to new ideas. The persuasion is done in lots of ways: through speeches, congressional hearings, studies, conferences, media and legislation. Many good proposals have fallen on deaf ears because they arrived before (people) were ready to listen,Ž Kingdon wrote. Eventually, such a proposal might be resurrected, but only after a period of paving the way.Ž Some of the biggest recent cultural and legal shifts have been the result of this softeningŽ process. It may seem as if the #MeToo movement emerged spontaneously in October 2017, with the abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein. That was certainly the tipping point when women collectively started to say they would no longer tolerate sexual abuse. But its not when the process started. Generations of activists paved the way from first-waveŽ feminists like the suffragettes to the members of the second waveŽ that began in the 1960s who advocated for gender equality in all aspects of life, from workplaces to homes. It was the gradual acceptance of changes in thinking about womens rights and roles over time that made it possible for women to speak out now. Or take the Supreme Courts legalization of same-sex marriage in 2015. It was the result of generations of activism on behalf of the LGBT community and its allies. Before the national law, same-sex marriage was legalized in 37 states. Activists advocated for equality for decades. This softening process is also true of citizens of other countries. Egypts 2011 revolution may seem to have happened rapidly, as thenpresident Hosni Mubarak resigned after just 18 days of street protests. But my research found that Wael Ghonim, the Google executive who ran We Are All Khaled SaidŽ a key Facebook page that drove Egyptians into the streets spent years educating his compatriots about the abuses of their government. He also spent a long time getting his followers comfortable with political activism. He started by organizing Silent Stands,Ž for example, during which protestors simply wore black and stood outside together without making demands. It was only after Ghonim laid all this groundwork that he was eventually able to move people into the streets. The evidence is clear: No matter how charismatic or correct a single person may be, its unlikely she or he will be able to alter the way Americans think quickly or single-handedly. People change their minds very slowly. But after lots of work softening up, they eventually come around. Kara Alaimo wrote this for Bloomberg News.ANOTHER OPINIONAmericans only gradually embrace change OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 In both houses of Congress and on both sides of the aisle, lawmakers seem ready to address Americas glaring prison problem. Its important that they not settle for halfmeasures, but rather seize this opportunity to overhaul federal criminal sentencing. In a country with just 5 percent of global population, U.S. prisons hold a quarter of the worlds incarcerated „ at an annual cost of more than a quarter trillion dollars. This is unsustainable, not just economically but socially and morally, as well. Criminal sentences must be severe enough to discourage people from breaking the law, but there is a price to pay for making them excessive. Imprisoning millions, year after year, destroys families and neighborhoods and imposes enormous social pressures on a nation with a poor track record of integrating ex-prisoners into its economy. Minority communities bear the brunt of the trouble: On any given day, about one in four nonHispanic black men ages 18 to 30 without a high school degree is incarcerated. The U.S. incarceration rate is partly a response to a rise in crime that began decades ago. But Congress bears responsibility as well. The Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, which abolished parole for federal offenders, lengthened prison terms. Subsequent legislation imposed mandatory minimum sentences for many federal offenses, limiting the discretion of judges and parole boards. Prosecutors, too, became more aggressive. And states adopted similarly harsh laws. Those mandatory sentences persisted long after violent crime peaked in the early 1990s. From 2000 to 2011, as crime continued to decline, the federal prison population increased 50 percent. More than 2 million Americans now reside in federal, state and local prisons. Among those taken into federal custody, 40 percent have a substance abuse disorder, the federal Bureau of Prisons estimates. Many of them should be detoured to less costly, and more beneficial, programs designed to address their problems rather than merely warehouse their bodies. In recent years, state governments have begun to reverse the incarceration trend, most of them succeeding in reducing both incarceration and crime. The movement has been bipartisan. Conservative Texas has seen both imprisonment and crime fall by more than 20 percent. But the federal government has not followed suit. Congress has yet to settle on how much its willing to change the situation „ whether to tweak federal prison policy only slightly, as a House bill would do, or also revamp criminal sentencing, as a Senate effort proposes. The Houses First Step Act, passed by that chamber overwhelmingly in May, would provide $50 million annually for five years, for drug treatment, jobs training and other efforts to aid rehabilitation and reduce recidivism. These are worthy changes, but they affect only the back endŽ of prison policy „ after offenders have already been sentenced. It would be a shame to stop there and not address sentencing itself, as a bipartisan bill in the Senate would do. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017 would reduce mandatory minimum sentences for some nonviolent offenses while imposing new ones for certain drug trafficking crimes and domestic violence. It would also reform some prison practices, imposing limits, for instance, on the solitary confinement of juveniles. The bills cosponsors range from California liberal Kamala Harris to Idaho conservative Mike Crapo. Its institutional support is similarly broad, from the American Civil Liberties Union to the American Conservative Union. The legislation represents a rare opportunity not only to reform the criminal justice system, but to wrench Washington out of its partisan dysfunction, if only momentarily. Both the First Step Act and the Senates reform bill are good-faith efforts to lower the social and financial costs of an overgrown prison system. To save lives and money now being wasted, Congress must pass them both. From Bloomberg and Tribune News Service.ANOTHER OPINIONCongress has a chance for serious reform to criminal sentencing


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PAGE 11 | Tuesday, June 26, 2018 B1 SPORTS SOCCER B3PANAMA, COSTA RICA MAKING U.S. LOOK WORSE Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comThe next time Brady Singer throws a baseball with a pur-pose, it will be his full-time job.A professional baseball player ƒ a childhood dream he nurtured over the past three years as a pitcher for the University of Florida.Singers college career ended Friday with a 5-2 loss against Arkansas at the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. The former Eustis High School standout was tagged with the loss „ his second in the CWS „ after going five innings and giving up seven hits and four runs.However, Singers days in a Gators uniform were just the scene-setting chapters in a book that likely has many left to written.Selected by Kansas City with the 18th pick in Major League Baseballs annual draft earlier this month, Singer is expected to sign with the Royals and make his professional debut with one of the organizations minor-league affiliates. Even though many pundits consider him one of the most major-league readyŽ pitchers in the draft, it is unlikely Singer will pitch in The next chapter Eustis Brady Singer ready to embark on professional careerFlorida pitcher Brady Singer (51) delivers against Texas Tech in the third inning of an NCAA College World Series game in Omaha Neb., on June 17. [AP PHOTOS / NATI HARNIK] Florida pitcher Brady Singer poses with his parents, Brett and Jacquelyn Singer, while holding the Dick Howser Trophy for college baseballs player of the year, on June 15 in Omaha, Neb. The Associated PressA video replay in injury time gave Spain the goal it needed to win Group B at the World Cup.Spain substitute Iago Aspas scored the late equalizer Monday in a 2-2 draw with Morocco in Kaliningrad, Russia. His clever deflection off a cross from Dani Carva-jal was initially disallowed for offside, but the video assistant referee overruled the call. The decision set off a touchline melee among players from both sides.Another substitute, Morocco forward Youssef En Nesyri, headed in a goal in the 81st minute to give already-eliminated Morocco hope of a victory. Earlier, a mix-up by Andres Iniesta and Sergio Ramos gifted Morocco its first goal of the World Cup, with Khalid Boutaib pouncing on the loose ball and scoring in the 14th minute. Iniesta made amends five minutes later by setting up Isco at the other end to bring Spain level at halftime.With Portugal also drawing with Iran, Spain progressed as group winner because it scored more goals and next plays host Russia on Sunday in Moscow, while Portugal plays Uruguay in Sochi a day earlier.Spain may be through and is now on a 23-match unbeaten run, but it was far from con-vincing in group play and again displayed defensive frailties to concede twice against a Morocco team that hadnt scored a goal in its two previ-ous group matches.Morocco was playing for pride in Kaliningrad and they can leave the tournament having made a point against Spains selection of stars.Defending ruggedly and breaking out in fast counterat-tacks, Morocco was a constant threat and came close to taking the lead earlier when Noured-dine Amrabat rattled the goal frame with a powerful shot in the 55th minute that David De Gea could only watch as it bounced down to safety.WORLD CUP ROUNDUPSpain, Portugal advance with drawsMoroccos Faycal Fajr, left, argues with Spains players after a Group B match at the 2018 World Cup, in Kaliningrad, Russia, on Monday. [AP PHOTO / PETR DAVID JOSEK] See WORLD CUP, B3 See SINGER, B3By Collin BinkleyThe Associated PressAllegations of sexual abuse carried out over decades by team physicians at Michigan State and Ohio State are sending ripples through university athletics departments, with some schools exploring whether more oversight is needed for figures in such powerful positions.The scandals involving former Michigan State team doctor Larry Nassar, who was also a physician for USA Gymnastics, and Richard Strauss, a former Ohio State doctor, reveal how the trust and intimacy granted to team physicians can also pro-vide cover for sexual predators.Its almost this god figure that people dont want to question,Ž said Dani Moffit, who leads a masters program in athletic training at Idaho State University and researches sexual harassment in college sports. They are thought to be these people who are not going to make mistakes.ŽGroups that represent team doctors say its hardly the only profession shaken by sex scandals, and they largely blame the recent cases on a couple bad seeds. Still, the fallout has left some doctors and colleges scrutiniz-ing their practices.Scandals put sports doctors under scrutinyBy Stephen WhynoThe Associated PressThe first big free agent resigning with his own team is just the beginning of whats to come around the NHL.Defenseman John Carlson signed a $64 million, eightyear deal with the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. His agent and the representatives for other pending unrestricted free agents were able to start talk-ing to any interested teams on Sunday at the beginning of the negotiating window that precedes the opening of the market July 1.Serious talks between New York Islanders center John Tavares and five suitors begin Monday in what should be the next step in shaking out sign-ings and trades.Theres going to be a lot hap-pening,Ž Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said Saturday in Dallas.Things have sort of been at a standstill around the league, but I think with the free agent market being opened up to be able to have discussions with the agents, that will help, as well. Once you talk, you have an idea that youre going to be able to get a free agent or if you wont, then it might sort of move some teams to start looking at potential trades.ŽCarlson signing is rst domino in NHL free agencySee NHL, B3See DOCTORS, B3


B2 Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TV SPORTS BRIEFS BASEBALL FCSL STANDINGSTEAM W L .PCT GBLeesburg 13 1 .929 „ DeLand 9 8 .529 5.5 Sanford 7 8 .467 6.5 Winter Park 7 9 .438 7 Seminole 5 10 .333 8.5 Winter Garden 5 10 .333 8.5Fridays gamesLeesburg 9, Winter Park 2 DeLand 8, Winter Garden 4 Seminole at Sanford, ppd.Saturdays gamesLeesburg 14, Winter Park 2 DeLand 13, Winter Garden 12 Sanford 8, Seminole 2Mondays gamesSeminole at Leesburg, late Winter Park at DeLand, late Winter Garden at Sanford, lateTodays gamesLeesburg at Seminole (2), 4:30 p.m. Sanford at Winter Garden (2), 4:30 p.m. DeLand at Winter Park, 7 p.m.Wednesdays gamesDeLand at Leesburg, 7 p.m. Winter Park at Sanford, 7 p.m. Winter Garden at Seminole, 7 p.m.Thursdays gamesWinter Garden at Leesburg, 7 p.m. Winter Park at Seminole, 7 p.m. Sanford at DeLand, 7 p.m. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 10 3 4 34 34 20 New York City FC 9 3 4 31 32 21 New York Red Bulls 9 4 2 29 33 16 Columbus 7 5 6 27 22 18 New England 6 4 6 24 27 23 Philadelphia 6 7 3 21 20 21 Chicago 5 7 5 20 24 29 Orlando City 6 9 1 19 24 33 Montreal 6 11 0 18 20 31 Toronto FC 4 8 3 15 24 29 D.C. United 2 6 4 10 19 24 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GASporting Kansas City 9 2 5 32 31 16 FC Dallas 8 2 5 29 24 17 Los Angeles FC 8 4 3 27 31 24 Real Salt Lake 7 7 2 23 20 30 Vancouver 6 6 5 23 26 34 Portland 6 3 4 22 20 18 Houston 6 6 3 21 31 24 Los Angeles Galaxy 6 7 2 20 22 23 Minnesota United 5 9 1 16 19 29 Seattle 3 8 3 12 11 18 Colorado 3 9 3 12 19 28 San Jose 2 9 5 11 25 32 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieSaturdays GamesPhiladelphia 4, Vancouver 0 New York 3, FC Dallas 0 Montreal 2, Orlando City 0 Sporting Kansas City 3, Houston 2 Colorado 3, Minnesota United 2 Chicago 1, Seattle 1, tie San Jose 1, Real Salt Lake 1, tie Los Angeles FC 2, Columbus 0Sundays GamesPortland 1, Atlanta United FC 1, tie New York City FC 2, Toronto FC 1Friday, June 29FC Dallas at Minnesota United, 8 p.m.Saturday, June 30Portland at Seattle, 4:30 p.m. Orlando City at Atlanta United FC, 7 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Montreal, 7 p.m. D.C. United at New England, 7:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. New York City FC at Chicago, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Los Angeles FC, 8 p.m. LA Galaxy at San Jose, 10 p.m.Sunday, July 1New York at Toronto FC, 4:30 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 7 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 11 0 3 36 29 12 Orlando 6 3 4 22 20 15 Seattle 5 3 4 19 14 12 Chicago 4 3 7 19 19 17 Portland 5 4 4 18 19 18 Utah 3 4 5 14 9 11 Houston 3 5 5 14 14 20 Washington 2 8 4 10 10 18 Sky Blue FC 0 9 2 2 8 19 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.June 22Portland 3, Houston 1Saturdays GamesNorth Carolina 4, Seattle 1 Orlando 1, Washington 0 Chicago 2, Utah 0Wednesdays GamesOrlando at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Seattle, 10 p.m. Portland at Sky Blue, 8:30 p.m.Saturday, June 30North Carolina at Orlando, 3:30 p.m. Sky Blue at Utah, 10 p.m. Portland at Seattle, 10 p.m.Sunday, July 1Washington at Chicago, 6 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 2, Lost 0, Tied 3)Sunday, Jan. 28 United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0 Monday, May 28 „ United States 3, Bolivia 0 Saturday, June 2 „ Ireland 1, United States 1 Saturday, June 9 „ United States 1, France 1 Friday, Sept. 7 „ vs. Brazil at East Rutherford, N.J. (tentative) Tuesday, Sept. 11 „ vs. Mexico at Nashville, Tenn., 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 „ vs. England at London (tentative) Tuesday, Nov. 20 „ vs. Italy (tentative)FIFA WORLD CUPAll times Eastern 3 points for win, 1 for tie x-advanced to second roundFIRST ROUNDGROUP A W T L GF GA Pts x-Uruguay 3 0 0 5 0 9 x-Russia 2 1 0 8 4 6 Saudi Arabia 1 0 2 2 7 3 Egypt 0 0 3 2 6 0 June 14 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Russia 5, Saudi Arabia 0 June 15 At Ekaterinburg, Russia Uruguay 1, Egypt 0 June 19 At St. Petersburg, Russia Russia 3, Egypt 1 June 20 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Uruguay 1, Saudi Arabia 0 Monday At Samara, Russia Uruguay 3, Russia 0 At Volgograd, Russia Saudi Arabia 2, Egypt 1 GROUP B W T L GF GA Pts x-Spain 1 2 0 6 5 5 x-Portugal 1 2 0 5 4 5 Iran 1 1 1 2 2 4 Morocco 0 1 2 2 4 1 June 15 At St. Petersburg, Russia Iran 1, Morocco 0 At Sochi, Russia Portugal 3, Spain 3, tie June 20 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Portugal 1, Morocco 0 At Kazan, Russia Spain 1, Iran 0 Monday At Kaliningrad, Russia Spain 2, Morocco 2 At Saransk, Russia Iran 1, Portugal 1 GROUP C W T L GF GA Pts x-France 2 0 0 3 1 6 Denmark 1 1 0 2 1 4 Australia 0 1 1 2 3 1 Peru 0 0 2 0 2 0 June 16 At Kazan, Russia France 2, Australia 1 At Saransk, Russia Denmark 1, Peru 0 June 21 At Samara, Russia Denmark 1, Australia 1, tie At Ekaterinburg, Russia France 1, Peru 0 Today At Moscow (Luzhniki) Denmark vs. France, 10 a.m. At Sochi, Russia Australia vs. Peru, 10 a.m. GROUP D W T L GF GA Pts x-Croatia 2 0 0 5 0 6 Nigeria 1 0 1 2 2 3 Iceland 0 1 1 1 3 1 Argentina 0 1 1 1 4 1 June 16 At Moscow (Spartak) Argentina 1, Iceland 1, tie At Kaliningrad, Russia Croatia 2, Nigeria 0 June 21 At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Croatia 3, Argentina 0June 22 At Volgograd, RussiaNigeria 2, Iceland 0 Today At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Iceland vs. Croatia, 2 p.m. At St. Petersburg, Russia Nigeria vs. Argentina, 2 p.m. GROUP E W T L GF GA Pts Brazil 1 1 0 3 1 4 Switzerland 1 1 0 3 2 4 Serbia 1 0 1 2 2 3 Costa Rica 0 0 2 0 3 0 June 17 At Samara, Russia Serbia 1, Costa Rica 0 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Brazil 1, Switzerland 1, tie June 22 At St. Petersburg, Russia Brazil 2, Costa Rica 0 At Kaliningrad, Russia Switzerland 2, Serbia 1 Wednesday At Moscow (Spartak) Serbia vs. Brazil, 2 p.m. At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Switzerland vs. Costa Rica, 2 p.m. GROUP F W T L GF GA Pts Mexico 2 0 0 3 1 6 Germany 1 0 1 2 2 3 Sweden 1 0 1 2 2 3 Republic of (South) Korea 0 0 2 1 3 0 June 17 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Mexico 1, Germany 0 June 18 At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Sweden 1, Republic of (South) Korea 0 Saturday At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Mexico 2, Republic of (South) Korea 1 At Sochi, Russia Germany 2, Sweden 1 Wednesday At Ekaterinburg, Russia Mexico vs. Sweden, 10 a.m. At Kazan, Russia Korea Republic vs. Germany, 10 a.m. GROUP G W T L GF GA Pts x-Belgium 2 0 0 8 2 6 x-England 2 0 0 8 2 6 Tunisia 0 0 2 3 7 0 Panama 0 0 2 1 9 0 June 18 At Sochi, Russia Belgium 3, Panama 0 At Volgograd, Russia England 2, Tunisia 1 Saturday At Moscow (Spartak) Belgium 5, Tunisia 2SundayAt Nizhny Novgorod, Russia England 6, Panama 1 Thursday At Kaliningrad, Russia England vs. Belgium, 2 p.m. At Saransk, Russia Panama vs. Tunisia, 2 p.m. GROUP H W T L GF GA Pts Japan 1 1 0 4 3 4 Senegal 1 1 0 4 3 4 Colombia 1 0 1 4 2 3 Poland 0 0 2 1 5 0 June 19 At Saransk, Russia Japan 2, Colombia 1 At Moscow (Spartak) Senegal 2, Poland 1 Sunday At Ekaterinburg, Russia Japan 2, Senegal 2 At Kazan, Russia Colombia 3, Poland 0 Thursday At Samara, Russia Senegal vs. Colombia, 10 a.m. At Volgograd, Russia Japan vs. Poland, 10 a.m.SECOND ROUNDSaturday, June 30 through Tuesday, July 3QUARTERFINALSFriday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 PRO BASKETBALL WNBAAll times EasternEASTERN C ONFERENCE W L PCT GB Connecticut 8 5 .615 „ Washington 8 5 .615 „ Atlanta 7 6 .538 1 New York 4 8 .333 3 Chicago 4 9 .308 4 Indiana 1 13 .071 7WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GB Los Angeles 10 3 .769 „ Seattle 10 4 .714 Phoenix 10 5 .667 1 Minnesota 7 6 .538 3 Dallas 6 6 .500 3 Las Vegas 5 10 .333 6Sundays GamesSeattle 97, Dallas 76 Los Angeles 80, New York 54 Minnesota 88, Las Vegas 73 Connecticut 87, Indiana 78 Chicago 97, Phoenix 88Mondays GamesNo games scheduledTodays GamesConnecticut at Washington, 7 p.m. Phoenix at New York, 7 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Dallas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.Wednesdays GamesAtlanta at Chicago, 12 p.m. Indiana at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Dallas at Las Vegas, 10 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at New York -120 Pittsburgh +110 at Miami Off Arizona Off at Atlanta -141 Cincinnati +131 at Los Angeles -148 Chicago +138 at San Francisco -125 Colorado +115American LeagueSeattle -148 at Baltimore +138 Oakland -110 at Detroit +100 at Boston -195 Los Angeles +180 at Houston -253 Toronto +223 Minnesota -120 at Chicago +110Interleague Washington -210 at Tampa Bay +190 NY Yankees -210 at Phila. +190 San Diego -110 at Texas +100 at Milwaukee -207 Kansas City +187 Cleveland -165 at St. Louis +155Updated Odds Available at COLLEGE BASEBALL DIVISION I COLLEGE WORLD SERIESAt TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, Omaha, Neb. All times Central(Double Elimination) June 16Game 1 „ North Carolina 8, Oregon State 6 Game 2 „ Mississippi State 1, Washington 0June 17Game 3 „ Arkansas 11, Texas 5 Game 4 „ Texas Tech 6, Florida 3June 18Game 5 „ Oregon State 14, Washington 5, Washington eliminated Game 6 „ North Carolina vs. Mississippi State, ppd.June 19Game 6 „Mississippi State 12, North Carolina 2 Game 7 „ Florida 6, Texas 1, Texas eliminated Game 8 „ Arkansas vs. Texas Tech, ppd.June 20Game 8 „ Arkansas 7, Texas Tech 4 Game 9 „ Oregon State 11, North Carolina 6, North Carolina eliminatedJune 21Game 10 „ Florida 9, Texas Tech 6, Texas Tech eliminatedFridayGame 11 „ Oregon State 12, Mississippi State 2 Game 12 „ Arkansas 5, Florida 2, Florida eliminatedSaturdayGame 13 „ Oregon State 5, Mississippi State 2, MSU eliminatedCHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-3; x-if necessary)Monday: Arkansas (47-19) vs. Oregon State (53-11-1), late Today: Arkansas vs. Oregon State, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday: Arkansas vs. Oregon State, 7 p.m. TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Activated INF Tim Beckham from the 10-day DL. CHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Sent RHP Miguel Gonzalez to Charlotte (IL) for a rehab assignment. DETROIT TIGERS „ Agreed to terms with RHP Casey Mize on a minor league contract. MINNESOTA TWINS „ Recalled RHP Alan Busenitz from Rochester (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES „ Placed C Gary Sanchez on the 10-day DL. Optioned OF Clint Frazier to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Recalled C Kyle Higashioka and RHP Giovanny Gallegos from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Optioned OF Nick Martini to Nashville (PCL). Designated RHP Liam Hendriks for assignment. Reinstated LHP Ryan Buchter from the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Edwin Jackson from Nashville. TEXAS RANGERS „ Sent LHP Joe Palumbo to the AZL Rangers for a rehab assignment.National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS „ Optioned RHP Jake Barrett to Reno (PCL). Recalled RHP Braden Shipley from Reno. ATLANTA BRAVES „ Designated 2B Phil Gosselin for assignment. MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Released LHP Boone Logan. NEW YORK METS „ Recalled RHP Tyler Bashlor from Binghamton (EL). Optioned RHP Chris Flexen to Las Vegas (PCL). Signed RHPs Brendan Hardy, Adam Hill and Brian Metoyer to minor league contracts. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Placed 2B Jesmuel Valentin on paternity leave. Reinstated OF Dylan Cozens from the 10-day DL. SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Designated LHP Tyler Webb for assignment. Placed RHP Jordan Lyles on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Optioned C Raffy Lopez and RHP Phil Maton to El Paso (PCL). Reinstated C Austin Hedges from the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Robert Stock from El Paso. Recalled RHP Kazuhisa Makita from El Paso. WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Reinstated RHP Brandon Kintzler from the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Jefry Rodriguez to Syracuse (IL).American AssociationFARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS „ Released LHP Kenny Mathews. KANSAS CITY T-BONES „ Released INF Taylor Featherson. LINCOLN SALTDOGS „ Released LHP Brian Smith. ST. PAUL SAINTS „ Released C Connor Olson. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES „ Released OF Burt Reynolds.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Signed RHP Branden Pinder.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationINDIANA PACERS „ Announced they will not exercise the team option on G Lance Stephenson.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueATLANTA FALCONS „ Signed S Ron Parker to a one-year contract.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueARIZONA COYOTES „ Announced the end of their af“ liation with Fort Wayne (ECHL). Signed a one-year af“ liation agreement with Norfolk (ECHL). DETROIT RED WINGS „ Agreed to terms with LW Tyler Bertuzzi on a two-year contract and RW Martin Frk on a one-year contract.American Hockey LeagueGRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS „ Acquired C Carter Camper from Tucson for future considerations.SOCCERFIFA „ Fined Switzerlands Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri $10,100 and Stephan Lichtsteiner $5,050 for unsporting behavior while celebrating World Cup goals against Serbia on June 22. Fined the Serbian football federation $54,700 for incidents involving its fans at the same game. Fined Serbian coach Mladen Krstajic and federation president Slavisa Kokeza $5,050 each for unsporting behavior due to statements madeŽ about the referee of the June 22 game.COLLEGESJACKSONVILLE „ Signed baseball coach Chris Hayes to a “ ve-year contract. LOUISVILLE „ Announced mens senior basketball G Khawn Fore has transferred from Richmond. MARTIN METHODIST „ Named Mitch Hill baseball coach. MARYLAND „ Named Damon Evans athletic director. MIDDLE TENNESSEE „ Named David Blackburn senior associate athletic director for external affairs. MISSISSIPPI STATE Named Chris Lemonis baseball coach. RICE „ Announced graduate OL Andrew Mike is transferring from Florida and graduate FB Giovanni Gentosi from UCLA. ST. FRANCIS (N.Y.) „ Announced it is adding womens soccer as a varsity sport, to begin play in the 2019-20 academic year. TENNIS ATP WORLD TOURTURKISH AIRLINES OPENMonday at Antalya Tennis Arena, Antalya, Turkey; Purse: $493,350 (WT250). Surface: Grass-OutdoorMens Singles First RoundYuichi Sugita (7), Japan, def. Guido Pella, Argentina, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. Pierre-Hugues Herbert, France, def. Federico Delbonis, Argentina, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Ricardas Berankis, Lithuania, def. Evgeny Donskoy, Russia, 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-3. Blaz Kavcic, Slovenia, def. Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Dusan Lajovic (8), Serbia, def. Filip Horansky, Slovakia, 6-3, 6-3. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain, def. Taro Daniel, Japan, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-4. Jiri Vesely, Czech Republic, def. Jordan Thompson, Australia, 6-4, 7-6 (5). Mikhail Youzhny, Russia, vs. Robin Haase (5), Netherlands, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), susp.Mens Doubles First RoundMarcelo Demoliner, Brazil, and Santiago Gonzalez, Mexico, def. Fabrice Martin, France, and Purav Raja, India, 6-3, 6-2. Jonathan Eysseric and Hugo Nys, France, def. Ilija Bozoljac, Serbia, and Damir Dzumhur, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 6-3, 6-3. Roman Jebavy, Czech Republic, and Julio Peralta, Chile, def. Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, Pakistan, and Jean-Julien Rojer (1), Netherlands, 5-7, 7-6 (6), 14-12.ATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURNATURE VALLEY INTERNATIONALMonday at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, England; Purse: ATP, $765,340 (WT250); WTA, $852,560 (Premier); Surface: Grass-OutdoorMens Singles First RoundDenis Istomin, Uzbekistan, def. Andreas Seppi, Italy, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4). Jared Donaldson, United States, def. Taylor Fritz, United States, 6-7 (8), 6-3, 7-6 (3). John Millman, Australia, def. Gilles Muller, Luxembourg, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-2. Jay Clarke, Britain, def. Ryan Harrison, United States, 6-4, 6-1. David Ferrer (6), Spain, def. Matteo Berrettini, Italy, 7-5, 6-3. Andy Murray, Britain, def. Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland, 6-1, 6-3.Womens Singles First RoundDominika Cibulkova, Slovakia, def. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, 7-5, 6-4. Kaia Kanepi, Estonia, def. Kurumi Nara, Japan, 6-2, 6-4. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus, def. Sachia Vickery, United States, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1. Mihaela Buzarnescu, Romania, def. Peng Shuai, China, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1. Hsieh Su-Wei, Taiwan, def. Natalia Vikhlyantseva, Russia, 7-6 (4), 6-2. Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland, def. Timea Babos, Hungary, 6-3, 6-1. Aleksandra Krunic, Serbia, def. Andrea Sestini Hlavackova, Czech Republic, 7-5, 6-3. Alison Van Uytvanck, Belgium, def. Sam Stosur, Australia, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-3. Kristina Mladenovic, France, def. Heather Watson, Britain, 6-7 (2), 7-5, 6-3. Harriet Dart, Britain, def. Kristyna Pliskova, Czech Republic, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3.Second RoundKarolina Pliskova (2), Czech Republic, def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. Caroline Wozniacki (1), def. Camila Giorgi, Italy, 6-2, 6-3.Mens Doubles First RoundJuan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah (1), Colombia, def. Divij Sharan, India, and Artem Sitak, New Zealand, 6-4, 6-4. Robert Lindstedt, Sweden, and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, France, def. Maximo Gonzalez and Diego Schwartzman, Argentina, 6-3, 6-2. Raven Klaasen, South Africa, and Michael Venus (3), New Zealand, def. Nicolas Jarry, Chile, and Leonardo Mayer, Argentina, 7-5, 6-4. Luke Bambridge and Jonny OMara, Britain, def. Dominic Inglot, Britain, and Franko Skugor, Croatia, 7-6 (6), 5-7, 10-7.Womens Doubles First RoundVania King, United States, and Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia, def. Nicole Melichar, United States, and Kveta Peschke, Czech Republic, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 10-6. Irina-Camelia Begu and Mihaela Buzarnescu, Romania, def. Latisha Chan, Taiwan, and Peng Shuai (3), China, 6-4, 3-6, 10-7. GOLF WORLD GOLF RANKINGThrough June 241. Dustin Johnson USA 9.97 2. Justin Thomas USA 8.61 3. Justin Rose ENG 8.35 4. Brooks Koepka USA 8.14 6. Jon Rahm ESP 7.44 5. Jordan Spieth USA 7.40 7. Rory McIlroy NIR 6.81 8. Rickie Fowler USA 6.80 9. Jason Day AUS 6.54 10. Tommy Fleetwood ENG 6.16 11. Patrick Reed USA 5.59 12. Paul Casey ENG 5.58 13. Bubba Watson USA 5.58 14. Hideki Matsuyama JPN 5.47 15. Henrik Stenson SWE 4.92 16. Alex Noren SWE 4.70 17. Francesco Molinari ITA 4.67 18. Marc Leishman AUS 4.66 19. Sergio Garcia ESP 4.56 20. Phil Mickelson USA 4.45 21. Webb Simpson USA 4.27 22. Bryson DeChambeau USA 4.21 23. Tyrrell Hatton ENG 4.04 24. Xander Schauffele USA 3.95 25. Rafael Cabrera Bello ESP 3.80 26. Brian Harman USA 3.70 27. Matt Kuchar USA 3.69 28. Ian Poulter ENG 3.62 29. Patrick Cantlay USA 3.60 30. Kiradech Aphibarnrat THA 3.51 31. Tony Finau USA 3.45 32. Louis Oosthuizen SAF 3.35 33. Kevin Kisner USA 3.34 34. Branden Grace SAF 3.25 35. Charley Hoffman USA 3.21 36. Pat Perez USA 3.16 37. Satoshi Kodaira JPN 3.13 38. Kyle Stanley USA 3.07 39. Matthew Fitzpatrick ENG 2.91 40. Daniel Berger USA 2.86 41. Gary Woodland USA 2.67 42. Haotong Li CHN 2.57 43. Ross Fisher ENG 2.56 44. Cameron Smith AUS 2.56 45. Charl Schwartzel SAF 2.48 46. Siwoo Kim KOR 2.48 47. Russell Henley USA 2.43 48. Adam Hadwin CAN 2.40 49. Jason Dufner USA 2.38 50. Emiliano Grillo ARG 2.36 AUTO RACING NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPPOINTS LEADERS Through June 24 1. Kyle Busch, 696 2. Kevin Harvick, 624 3. Joey Logano, 584 4. Brad Keselowski, 554 5. Martin Truex Jr., 546 6. Clint Bowyer, 544 7. Kurt Busch, 524 8. Denny Hamlin, 505 9. Kyle Larson, 472 10. Aric Almirola, 471 11. Ryan Blaney, 466 12. Jimmie Johnson, 419 13. Chase Elliott, 411 14. Erik Jones, 376 15. Alex Bowman, 363 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 346 17. Paul Menard, 338 18. Austin Dillon, 313 19. Daniel Suarez, 290 20. William Byron, 289 CALENDAR MLBJuly 2 „ International amateur signing period opens. July 6 „ Last day to sign for amateur draft picks subject to deadline. July 17 „ All-Star Game, Washington. July 29 „ Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 „ Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Aug. 31 „ Last day to be contracted to an organization and be eligible for postseason roster. Oct. 2-3 „ Wild-card games. November TBA „ Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, “ fth day after World Series. November TBA „ Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 15th day after World Series. Nov. 6-8 „ General managers meetings, Carlsbad, Calif. Nov. 8-15 „ All-Star tour of Japan. Nov. 30 „ Last day for teams to offer 2019 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters. Dec. 9 „ Hall of Fame Todays Game committee vote announced, Las Vegas. Dec. 10-13 „ Winter meetings, Las Vegas.2019Jan. 11 „ Salary arbitration “ gures exchanged. Feb. 1-20 „ Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla. March 20-21 „ Opening series, Seattle vs. Oakland at Tokyo. June 29-30 „ New York Yankees vs. Boston at London.NBAJuly 6-17 „ NBA Summer League, Las Vegas. Sept. 7 „ Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 enshrinement ceremony. BEACH VOLLEYBALL 7 p.m. NBCSN „ AVP Pro Series, Seattle Open, at Issaquah, Wash. (taped) COLLEGE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN „ NCAA College World Series, Championship series (Best-of-3), Game 2, Oregon St. vs. Arkansas, at Omaha, Neb. MLB BASEBALL Noon MLB „ Washington at Tampa Bay SUN „ Washington at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. FS1 „ Arizona at Miami 10 p.m. ESPN „ Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers SOCCER 10 a.m. FOX „ FIFA World Cup, Group stage: Group C, Denmark vs. France, at Moscow FS1 „ FIFA World Cup, Group stage: Group C, Australia vs. Peru, at Sochi, Russia 2 p.m. FOX „ FIFA World Cup, Group stage: Group D, Nigeria vs. Argentina, at St. Petersburg, Russia FS1 „ FIFA World Cup, Group stage: Group D, Iceland vs. Croatia, at Rostov-on-Don, RussiaHARTFORD, CONN. UConn president: Ollie made serious violationsUConn President Susan Herbst told Kevin Ollie she was uphold-ing his firing because the former mens basketball coach had a pattern of breaking NCAA rules and committed serious violations, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.The school released the June 19 letter from Herbst to Ollie on Monday in response to open records requests from the AP and other news organizations.Ollie has asserted that the violations which led to his firing in March were minimal and isolated. Herbst refutes that idea in the letter, writing that eventually even a series of isolated or de mimimis violations can become a pattern of non-compliance, which is what occurred in the Mens Basketball program under your leadership.ŽShe said the violations are serious under any definition which may be applied and constitute just cause for your termination.Ž Ollies attorney, Jacques Parenteau, said the minor issues cited by Herbst cant be called a pattern just by lumping them together and claim-ing a pattern exists.ŽCANBERRA, AUSTRALIAKangaroo stops play during soccer match The Australian soccer team competing at the World Cup is called the Socceroos. But a differ-ent kind of soccer-roo has dominated a pitch for half an hour in Can-berra during a womens match.The misguided marsupial made its first appearance on the stadium soccer field during the half time break on Sunday afternoon in a match between Canberras two top teams „ Canberra Football Club and Belconnen United, Canberra FC official Amber Harvey said on Monday.The male eastern gray kangaroo bounded back during the second half, indifferent to efforts to drive him away and delaying play for 32 minutes, Harvey said.It was just a real menace,Ž Harvey said.A few people came close to it to see if they could maybe get it to move on. It stood up pretty tall. I think it was just over 6 feet, so they backed off pretty quickly. But I dont think anyone was alarmed too much by it,Ž she added.Players and officials tried to drive the unexpected pitch invader away by kicking balls at him with little impact. Video showed it apparently using his long hind legs and powerful tail to deflect balls from the goal area.It didnt react. It just kind of lay down,Ž Harvey said.A coach in a pickup truck eventually chased the roo from the stadium through a break in the fence into a car park from where it disappeared.NEW YORKTop draft pick Mize gets $7.5M bonus with TigersNo. 1 overall pick Casey Mize agreed Monday to a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers that includes a $7.5 million signing bonus, the highest for any drafted player since 2011. In 17 starts at Auburn this year, Mize went 10-6 with a 3.30 ERA. The 6-foot-3 junior averaged 12.24 strikeouts per nine innings. The Tigers took him with the No. 1 draft pick earlier this month. His bonus in the highest for a player since Aug. 15, 2011, when pitcher Gerrit Cole agreed to an $8 million bonus with Pittsburgh and outfielder Bubba Starling stuck a $7.5 million deal with Kansas City.LONDONSwap at top: Nadal reclaims No. 1 rankingRafael Nadal is back at No. 1 in the ATP rank-ings, retaking the top spot from Roger Federer after just one week.Mondays new order is the sixth change of the year at No. 1, the most since there were eight in 1999.The record is 10 switches at No. 1 in 1983.Federer still is expected to be seeded No. 1 for Wimbledon, where he won his record eighth championship a year ago. The grass-court Grand Slam tournaments seed-ings are scheduled to be announced Wednesday. Play begins next week.Nadal holds a 50-point edge over Federer in the rankings and will hold onto No. 1 for at least the next three weeks. The Associated Press

PAGE 13 | Tuesday, June 26, 2018 B3By Ronald BlumThe Associated PressMOSCOW „ Costa Rica and Panama were over-whelmed at the World Cup, both going two and out.What does that say about the United States, which didnt even make it to soc-cers showcase?Its an extra twist of the knife,Ž said former U.S. for-ward Taylor Twellman, now ESPNs lead soccer analyst. Its another reminder that the failure to qualify is an absolute debacle.ŽBeaten 3-0 by Belgium in its opener, Panama gave up five goals in the first half Sunday in a 6-1 loss to England. Costa Rica was defeated 1-0 by Serbia and 2-0 by Brazil.Mexico is in good position to advance to the round of 16 after victories over defending champion Germany and South Korea. While the North and Central American and Caribbean region had three nations in the knock-out rounds four years ago, this will be CONCACAFs first World Cup since 2006 with fewer than two.Mexico is a good, solid team. So is Costa Rica. Panama is an inferior team in the competition,Ž former U.S. coach Bruce Arena said. I feel strongly that we should have been the third team, but we have no one to blame but ourselves.ŽThe U.S. qualified for seven straight World Cups and advanced to the knockout round four times during that streak before missing this years tournament.Costa Rica defeated the U.S. twice in qualifying, a 4-0 home rout in November 2016 that caused the U.S. Soccer Federation to fire coach Jurgen Klinsmann and bring back Arena, and a 2-0 win in New Jersey last September. Panama rallied with a late first-half goal to tie the U.S. at home in March 2017, and the Americans won 4-0 in Florida last October. The U.S. then lost 2-1 at Trinidad and Tobago, when only a tie was needed to qualify. The Americans finished fifth in the six-nation final round, falling below Honduras, which lost a playoff to Australia.If the United States had qualified, we would have done much better than Costa Rica and Panama,Ž said Steve Sampson, the U.S. coach from 1995-98. I know that Panama finished ahead of the United States in the qualification phase, but with all the previous experi-ence the United States would have, Ive got to believe and I do believe that they would have done much better than Costa Rica and Panama in this World Cup.ŽFormer U.S. goalkeeper Kasey Keller said the failure of the U.S. to qualify for the 2012 and 2016 Olympics was a sign of trouble to come.Our under-23s over an eight-year, 10-year period have not been as good as the rest of CONCACAF, and thats eventually going to filter up to your national team, and it doesnt surprise me that we had this struggle,Ž he said before adding: Are we better than Panama? Of course we are.ŽIf Mexico moves on to the knockout rounds, which is likely, 13 of 24 CONCACAF teams (54 percent) will have reached the round of 16 since 1990: Mexico seven times, the U.S. four and Costa Rica twice.I think we have a long way to go,Ž CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani said. We still rank behind only UEFA on CON-MEBOL in terms of points per game in World Cups his-torically, but obviously now our fate in terms of a run is in the hands of Mexico.ŽArena said poor officiating in CONCACAF holds back the region and cited Egyptian referee Gehad Grishas decisions to award penalty kicks when Fidel Escobar and Roman Torres knocked over Jesse Lingard, and when Anibal Godoy wrestled Harry Kane to the ground. That led to a pair of successful spot kicks by Kane as England built a 5-0 lead.The things that happened with Panama were typical of CONCACAF competition, but theyre never punished for it. In my view, the officiating hurts the progress of the region,Ž Arena said. Youd have to be hit over the head with a sledgehammer for them to call a penalty kick in CONCACAF.Ž Montagliani took Arenas criticism in stride. Thats a bit of hyperbole from Bruce,Ž he said. Were always trying to improve refereeing. I think in this last qualifying, its the best Ive seen it in a long time in CONCACAF. Obviously, spoken like a true coach, Bruce has always been grip-ing about referees.ŽWhat do Costa Rica, Panama early exits say about US soccer?Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo lies on the ground after failing to stop a goal from Englands Jesse Lingard during the Group G match against England, at the 2018 World Cup, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, on Sunday. [AP PHOTO / DARKO BANDIC] the major leagues this season, even after teams can expand their rosters to 40 players in September.The 18th overall pick in the draft has an allotted bonus value of $3,349,300.Singers mother, Jacquelyn, said his agent has been speaking with the Royals and a deal could be reached soon. He and his family expect to leave for Kansas City early next month.For now, with his season „ and college career „ complete, Singer is taking some time away from the diamond to decom-press and recharge his batteries, according to his mother.Hes so exhausted,Ž Jacque-lyn Singer said.Without a doubt, it was a grueling season for Singer and Gators. In many ways, it mightve been the most difficult in the programs history.The Gators began the year as the defending national champions and were the nations top-ranked team for most of the season. As a result, they got an opponents AŽ game each time they stepped on the field, meaning there was little room for error whenever they played.Certainly, the entire team played in the spotlight all year, but it often shined brightest on Singer „ long considered among the top pitching prospects in the country. In nearly every game he pitched this year, Singer was matched up against every teams ace.And he delivered far more often than not.Singer outdueled Auburns Casey Mize „ the top pick in the MLB draft „ not once, but twice. He beat Mize and the Tigers 3-1 on April 26, scattering four hits and striking out seven, and backed that up with an 8-2 win on June 9 in the opener of the teams Super Regional series.With Fridays loss, Singer closed out the year with a 12-3 record and a 2.55 ERA. He allowed 84 hits and walked just 22 in 113 innings „ a WHIP of 1.13 „ while striking out 114 and limiting opposing hitters to a .203 batting average.In three years at Florida, Singer posted a 23-10 won-loss record and a 3.22 ERA and left his mark on the record books. He is 11th in Gator history in career wins, seventh in strikeouts (281), and set the NCAA record for strikeouts in CWS Finals game when he fanned 12 in seven innings last year against LSU.Statistically, Singer is, argu-ably, the greatest college baseball player ever to come from Lake County. Umatillas Jonathan Lucroy, who played at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and was a third round draft choice by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2007, is the only local player who is often spoken of in the same breath with Singer.Over the course of his final season with the Gators, Singer has won countless honors, including the SEC Pitcher of the Year. In addition, he has been named Baseball Americas National Player of the Year and was a consensus All-American by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).Singers crowning achievement, short of winning back-to-back CWS titles, might be winning the prestigious Dick Howser Trophy on June 8. Bestowed annually to the nations top college baseball player, the Dick Howser Trophy is considered the Heis-man Trophy of college baseball.While some might have ques-tioned Singers decision in 2015 to pass up an opportunity to play professional baseball after the Toronto Blue Jays selected him with the 56th pick in the draft, he never looked back. And now, with the benefit of hindsight, few can argue that he made the right choice.Instead of enduring three sea-sons toiling in the minor leagues, Singer pitched for one of the top programs in the nation against the best competition college baseball could muster.And the next time he walks onto a pitchers mound, he will be one step closer to his ultimate dream of pitching in the major leagues. SINGERFrom Page B1De Gea was criticized after his blunder gave Ron-aldo one of his three goals in Spains draw with Portugal. But he proved his value to Spain in the second half „ first denying Boutaib a second goal with a save at the near post and then punching away a dangerous ball in the 50th minute as Mbark Boussoufa tried to reach a cross. Portugal 1, Iran 1Cristiano Ronaldos missed penalty cost Portugal first place in its World Cup group.Portugal finished second in Group B after a 1-1 draw with Iran on Monday in Saransk, Russia. The 2016 European champions will next face Uruguay on Sat-urday in the round of 16.Instead of Ronaldo, it was Ricardo Quaresma who scored for the Portuguese. The 34-year-old midfielder responded to his first start of the tournament by producing one of the more aesthetically pleasing goals of group play.Quaresma became Portugals oldest scorer in World Cup play by hitting a curling shot from the edge of the penalty area that went beyond the reach of diving Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand.Quaresmas goal came on a night when Ronaldo „ who had scored all four Portugal goals in its first two games of Group B play „ was denied on a penalty by Beiranvand.Karim Ansarifard scored a late penalty for Iran, which need to win to advance but couldnt break through a second time despite a furious charge in the waning minutes.Quaresma had never scored in a World Cup game; he had nine international goals in 78 previous appearances.But his goal had all the flare of a Ronaldo strike. He sent the shot with the outside of his right foot right into the far corner near the end of the first half. Not bad for someone who had played little more than 20 minutes as a substitute in Portugals first two games. Ronaldo certainly looked impressed, wrapping his right arm around Quares-mas shoulders as he roared and raised his left fist into the air.Ronaldo has now missed six of his last 14 penalty kicks, but he wasnt the only big star to miss one in this tournament.Argentina forward Lionel Messi also was denied in his teams opening draw against Iceland.Ronaldos penalty was awarded after the use of video review following an apparent takedown of the Portugal forward by Saeid Ezatolahi in the area. The Iranian team, already aggrieved by the replay system overturning a goal against Spain, reacted angrily. Players swarmed Paraguayan referee Enrique Caceres, who initially had waved play on after Ronaldo went down. Uruguay 3, Russia 0Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani scored a goal each and Uruguay went on to defeat Russia 3-0 on Monday in Samara, Russia, finishing undefeated in group play and handing the host nation its first loss of the World Cup.Both teams were already assured of spots in the knockout round, but Uruguays victory put it at the top of Group A and look-ing toward a match in Sochi on Saturday against the second-place finisher from Group B.Uruguay, which also ben-efited from an own-goal in the first half, had its third straight shutout of the tour-nament after consecutive 1-0 victories over Egypt and Saudi Arabia.By advancing to the round of 16 with victories over Saudi Arabia and Egypt, Russia secured its best World Cup showing in the post-Soviet era. Saudi Arabia 2, Egypt 1The oldest person to play in a World Cup match gave up a pair of goals Monday, allowing Saudi Arabia to beat Egypt 2-1 in Volograd, Russia, in a match between two teams that had already been eliminated.Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, who is 45, took the field for his teams final group match to set the record.Salem Aldawsari scored with almost the last kick, shooting from a tight angle inside the Egypt penalty area and poking the ball past El Hadary.Mohamed Salah put Egypt ahead in the 22nd minute with when he deftly controlled a long ball from Abdalla Said that split the Saudi defense and then lobbed goalkeeper Yasser Almosailem.Salman Alfaraj got the Saudis level with a penalty kick in first-half stoppage time after Ali Gabr brought down Fahad Almuwallad in the area. WORLD CUPFrom Page B1 Some are ramping up the use of exam chaperones „ medical staff who are brought into the room to monitor the doc-tors work. Purdue University says its crafting a new policy requiring chaperones for team doctors, even if students dont request one. Michigan State updated a similar policy last year. Physicians, too, are increas-ingly bringing in chaperones for their own protection, said Dr. Chad Asplund, president of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. In his work at Georgia Southern University, Asplund said, he has become more diligent about calling for a chaperone any time he exam-ines a female athlete or asks a patient to remove clothing.Its safety for the patient and safety for me,Ž Asplund said. I think people are becoming a lot more protected and a lot more cautious about doing the right thing.ŽNews of the Nassar case prompted leaders at the Uni-versity of Wisconsin to launch a wide review of their own practices, including safety measures guiding team doc-tors. Officials declined to share details, saying the study has yet to wrap up.Athletic trainers, who work alongside team doctors and treat minor injuries, have also been alarmed by the allegations. In the Nassar case, two trainers were reportedly told of Nassars abuse but failed to stop it.Moffit, at Idaho State, said shes adding lectures on sexual abuse and is helping other colleges develop their own training, which she says has long been overlooked in a male-dominated field. Its something that is going to be talked about a lot more. Theres just so much education that has to be done,Ž she said. DOCTORSFrom Page B1 Only a handful of current NHL players were traded over the weekend at the draft: four in a swap between Carolina and Calgary and Washington sending two to Colorado to clear salary-cap space to resign Carlson. Montreal could still try to trade captain Max Pacioretty this week, and Hur-ricanes GM Don Waddell wants to make a move for a goaltender and said theres a lot of interest in winger Jeff Skinner.We have a lot of other possibilities, pieces to move around,Ž Waddell said.Tavares headlines this free agent class and his decision „ reportedly among the Sharks, Maple Leafs, Stars, Bruins, Lightning, incumbent Islanders and perhaps a few more teams „ could set up the rest of the market.Paul Stastny is the nextbest free agent center available followed by the likes of Tyler Bozak, Derek Ryan and Tomas Plekanec. Teams that dont land one of them could turn to Buffalos Ryan OReilly, who may be a better candidate to be traded July 2 after the Sabres pay him a $7.5 million bonus.At $8 million a year, Carlson ties Brent Burns for the second-highest cap hit in the league among defenseman behind only P.K. Subbans $9 million with Nashville. Agent Rick Curran fielded calls from other teams Sunday before the deal got done with the Capitals.Whatever your intentions are, you still have to do your due diligence because theres more to it for me than that,Ž Carlson said Monday in Arling-ton, Virginia. I was hoping we could get something done and it worked itself out.Ž NHLFrom Page B1


B4 Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | AMERICANLEAGUENATIONALLEAGUEEASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY NewYork5025.667„„5-5L-329-1121-14 Boston5227.658„„5-5W-125-1227-15 TampaBay3740.4811495-5W-318-1619-24 Toronto3641.46815106-4W-220-2016-21 Baltimore2353.30327234-6L-111-2312-30 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Cleveland4333.566„„8-2W-727-1316-20 Minnesota3440.4598115-5W-120-2014-20 Detroit3643.4568114-6L-623-1813-25 Chicago2651.33817202-8W-114-2612-25 KansasCity2454.30820232-8W-111-2913-25 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Houston5227.658„„8-2W-223-1629-11 Seattle4731.6034„3-7L-125-1422-17 LosAngeles4138.5191164-6L-320-2121-17 Oakland4138.5191167-3W-120-2021-18 Texas3445.43018137-3L-115-2419-21 EASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Atlanta4432.579„„6-4W-122-1522-17 Philadelphia4134.5472„7-3L-124-1317-21 Washington4135.53934-6W-119-2022-15 NewYork3144.41312103-7L-613-2418-20 Miami3147.39714115-5W-214-2117-26 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Milwaukee4532.584„„5-5L-223-1622-16 Chicago4233.5602„4-6L-421-1421-19 St.Louis4036.526414-6W-221-1819-18 Pittsburgh3641.468964-6L-521-2115-20 Cincinnati3245.41613108-2W-717-2315-22 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Arizona4433.571„„7-3W-423-1621-17 LosAngeles4135.53927-3W-320-1921-16 SanFrancisco4039.506536-4W-224-1316-26 Colorado3840.487645-5L-215-2223-18 SanDiego3545.4381082-8L-218-2317-22 MAJORLEAGUEBASEBALL A THLETICS5,TIGERS4OAKLANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Fowlercf502001.254 J oycelf401012.194 Lowrie3b511100.279 Davisdh410001.228 Olson1b300020.243 Piscottyrf523100.256 S emienss300101.245 Lucroyc413100.268 Barreto2b402101.237 T OTALS37512536 DETROITABRHBIBBSOAVG. Martincf512001.257 Goodrum3b510003.234 Castellanosrf522301.304 Martinezdh402001.248 1-Reyespr-dh000000.213 Hicks1b302100.280 J oneslf400001.228 Greinerc400002.244 Iglesiasss402000.274 Machado2b200001.206 a-Candelarioph100000.239 T OTALS374104010 OAKLAND000000131„5121 DETROIT000100300„4100 a-groundedoutforMachadointhe9th. 1-ranforMartinezinthe7th. E„Jackson(1).LOB„Oakland10,Detroit8. 2B„Fowler(2),Piscotty(18),Barreto(2), Martin(15),Castellanos(24),Hicks(9). HR„Piscotty(7),offColeman;Lowrie(12), offGreene;Castellanos(10),offTrivino. RBIs„Lowrie(51),Piscotty(33),Semien (30),Lucroy(21),Barreto(10),Castellanos 3 (44),Hicks(24).CS„Fowler(3).SF„ S emien.S„Hicks,Machado. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Oakland6 (Fowler2,Joyce,Lowrie2,Semien);Detroit 6(Goodrum,Hicks,Greiner2,Iglesias2). RISP„Oakland1for6;Detroit2for12. Runnersmovedup„Piscotty,Martinez. OAKLANDIPHRERBBSONPERA J ackson66 110780 1.50 Petit0.11 11005 3.89 Buchter01 11008 2.53 T rivino,W,6-11.21 110227 1.69 T reinen,S,18-2011 000113 0.96 DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Zimmermann54 001379 4.35 Wilson,H,811 000013 3.86 Clmn,BS,2-20.23 110116 2.53 J imenez13 331033 2.65 Greene,L,2-41.11 111225 3.68 Buchterpitchedto1batterinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Buchter1-0, T rivino2-1,Jimenez2-0,Greene1-0. HBP„Jimenez(Davis).WP„Trivino2.PB„ Lucroy(6). T„3:17.A„19,127(41,297).ROYALS2,ANGELS0LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. Kinsler2b400000.212 Troutdh301011.325 Uptonlf400002.250 Pujols1b301010.250 Valbuena3b400002.217 Simmonsss301000.308 Calhounrf200002.164 a-Fletcherph-rf000000.368 Maldonadoc300001.248 Youngcf300001.171 TOTALS2903029 KANSASCITYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Merri“eld2b402000.283 Herrerarf403100.250 Perezc400001.218 Dozier1b311012.231 Dudadh301102.259 Escobar3b200010.201 Gordonlf301001.258 Almontecf301002.189 Mondesiss210011.143 TOTALS2829239 LOSANGELES000000000„030 KANSASCITY00010001X„291 a-hitbypitchforCalhouninthe8th. E„Dozier(2).LOB„LosAngeles5,Kansas City5.2B„Merri“eld(23),Dozier(7), Gordon(7).RBIs„Herrera(5),Duda(21). SB„Fletcher(1).CS„Herrera(2),Dozier (2),Almonte(2). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Los Angeles1(Kinsler);KansasCity2(Dozier, Almonte).RISP„LosAngeles0for3;Kansas City2for7. Runnersmovedup„Maldonado,Perez. GIDP„Upton,Perez,Escobar. DP„LosAngeles3(Simmons,Kinsler, Pujols),(Maldonado,Kinsler),(Simmons, Kinsler,Pujols);KansasCity1(Mondesi, Dozier). LOSANGELESIPHRERBBSONPERA Skaggs,L,6-577 1128110 2.69 Robles12 111120 5.40 KANSASCITYIPHRERBBSONPERA Keller,W,2-272 0026109 2.25 Hill00 00004 4.56 McCarthy,H,610 00019 3.51 Peralta,S,1-111 000219 2.45 Hillpitchedto1batterinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scored„McCarthy1-0. HBP„Hill(Fletcher). T„2:44.A„19,535(37,903).BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSAthletics5,Tigers4: JedLowriehita tiebreakingsolohomerinthetopof theninthinningtoliftOaklandover DetroitonahistoricdayforAthleticsstarterEdwinJackson.Jackson allowedarunandsixhitsinsix inningsinhis“rstappearanceforthe As,tyingarecordbyplayingforhis 13thmajorleagueteam.Calledup fromTriple-A,the34-year-oldrighty matchedthemarkformostclubsset byformerrelieverOctavioDotel. Royals2,Angels0: BradKeller pitchedseveninningsoftwo-hitball, LucasDudaandRosellHerreradrove intheonlyrunsandKansasCitybeat LosAngelesinthemakeupofagame thatwasfrozenoutinApril.Kevin McCarthystruckoutChrisYoungand retiredIanKinslertostrandarunner onthirdbaseintheeighth,andWily Peraltaendedthethree-hitterby workingaroundAlbertPujolssingle intheninth.Itwasthe“rstsavefor thelongtimestarterin136careerbig leaguegames. LATE N.Y.YankeesatPhiladelphia SeattleatBaltimore WashingtonatTampaBay SanDiegoatTexas TorontoatHouston ClevelandatSt.Louis ArizonaatMiami PittsburghatN.Y.Mets CincinnatiatAtlanta SanDiegoatTexas ChicagoCubsatL.A.DodgersTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA ArizonaGodley(R)8-54.649-63-018.12.95 MiamiHernandez(R)7:10p0-45.121-30-313.05.54 PittsburghKuhl(R)5-54.568-71-213.18.10 NewYorkMatz(L)7:10p3-53.687-71-118.14.42 CincinnatiHarvey(R)2-55.666-61-117.05.29 AtlantaSanchez(R)7:35p3-12.555-22-117.13.12 ChicagoLester(L)9-22.1012-33-020.00.90 LosAngelesStripling(R)10:10p6-21.996-42-119.03.32 ColoradoBettis(R)5-15.239-61-014.111.30 SanFran.Holland(L)10:15p5-74.487-82-116.02.81AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA SeattlePaxton(L)6-23.6310-61-114.17.53 BaltimoreGausman(R)7:05p3-64.384-110-118.13.44 LosAngelesLamb(L)0-05.401-10-08.15.40 BostonPrice(L)7:10p8-53.8110-52-119.02.84 OaklandMontas(R)4-12.414-12-119.23.66 DetroitHardy(L)7:10p3-13.304-31-117.14.15 MinnesotaLynn(R)5-54.646-81-117.22.04 ChicagoLopez(R)8:10p2-53.594-111-116.24.32 TorontoBorucki(L)0-00.000-00-00.00.00 HoustonMorton(R)8:10p9-12.7410-52-015.22.30INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA WashingtonScherzer(R)10-32.0912-40-220.02.70 TampaBayEovaldi(R)12:10p1-34.911-40-218.15.89 Yankees(AL)Severino(R)11-22.2414-22-118.22.41 PhiladelphiaArrieta(R)7:05p5-53.426-80-214.26.75 SanDiegoRoss(R)5-53.3410-50-218.13.44 TexasBibens-Dirkx(R)8:05p1-14.582-11-117.24.58 KansasCityJunis(R)5-84.437-80-316.28.10 MilwaukeePeralta(R)8:10p2-02.303-02-015.22.30 ClevelandKluber(R)11-32.1011-52-120.02.70 St.LouisMartinez(R)8:15p3-43.246-60-212.29.24 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. VSOPP-Pitchersrecordversusthisopponent. THISDATEINBASEBALLJUNE26 1913: WashingtonsEddieAinsmithstolethreebasesin oneinningofa10-3losstothePhiladelphiaAs.After safelyreachingbaseonasingleinthebottomofthe ninthinning,Ainsmithstolesecond,thirdandhome provestobeoflittleconsequencewithPhiladelphia routingtheNats,10-3 1916: InagameagainsttheChicagoWhiteSox,the ClevelandIndiansappearedonthe“eldwithnumbers ontheirsleeves.Itmarkedthe“rsttimeplayerswere identi“edbynumberscorrespondingtothescorecard. 1924: NewYorkright-handerVirgilBarnesfacedhis oldersibling,Jesse,markingthe“rsttimebrothers startedagainstoneanotherinmajorleaguehistory. JessegotthelosswhentheGiantsbeattheBoston Braves11-7. 1938: LonnyFreyoftheCincinnatiRedshadeighthits inadoubleheadersplitwiththePhiladelphiaPhillies. Freyhadthreehitsina10-3opening-gamelossand collected“veinthenightcap,whichtheRedswon8-5. 1944: Inanefforttoraisefundsforwarbonds,theNew YorkGiants,BrooklynDodgersandNewYorkYankees playedagainsteachotherinasix-inningcontestatthe PoloGrounds.Morethan50,000fansturnedout.Each teamplayedsuccessiveinningsagainsttheothertwo teamsthenwouldsitoutaninning.The“nalscorewas Dodgers5,Yankees1,Giants0. 1968: St.LouisBobGibsonpitchedhis“fthconsecutive shutoutasheblankedPittsburgh,3-0,inthe“rstgame ofadoubleheaderatBuschStadium. 1970: FrankRobinsonhittwograndslamsforthe OriolesasBaltimoredefeatedtheWashingtonSenators 12-2.SUNDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Boston5,Seattle0 Cleveland12,Detroit2 TampaBay7,N.Y.Yankees6,12inn. Houston11,KansasCity3 Minnesota2,Texas0 ChicagoWhiteSox10,Oakland3 Toronto7,L.A.Angels6,10inn. NationalLeague Cincinnati8,ChicagoCubs6 L.A.Dodgers8,N.Y.Mets7,11inn. Arizona3,Pittsburgh0 St.Louis8,Milwaukee2 Miami8,Colorado5 SanFrancisco3,SanDiego2,11inn. Washington8,Philadelphia6 Interleague Atlanta7,Baltimore3 WEDNESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague TorontoatHouston,2:10p.m. SeattleatBaltimore,7:05p.m. L.A.AngelsatBoston,7:10p.m. OaklandatDetroit,7:10p.m. MinnesotaatChi.WhiteSox,8:10p.m. NationalLeague CincinnatiatAtlanta,12:10p.m. ArizonaatMiami,7:10p.m. PittsburghatN.Y.Mets,7:10p.m. ChicagoCubsatL.A.Dodgers,10:10p.m. ColoradoatSanFrancisco,10:15p.m. Interleague KansasCityatMilwaukee,2:10p.m. N.Y.YankeesatPhiladelphia,7:05p.m. SanDiegoatTexas,8:05p.m. ClevelandatSt.Louis,8:15p.m.BASEBALLCALENDARJULY2: Internationalamateursigning periodopens. JULY6: Lastdaytosignforamateur draftpickssubjecttodeadline. JULY17: All-StarGame,Washington. JULY29: HallofFameinductions, Cooperstown,N.Y. JULY31: Lastdaytotradeaplayer withoutsecuringwaivers. OCT.2-3: Wild-cardgames. DEC.10-13: Winter meetings,LasVegas. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. AltuveHou7931352108.345 BettsBos592285877.338 SeguraSea712965299.334 TroutLAA772666287.327 JMartinezBos752865393.325 RosarioMin732915493.320 MDuffyTB612422277.318 BrantleyCle652663984.316 JayKC592382873.307 SimmonsLAA662423574.306 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. GennettCin742804093.332 MarkakisAtl763024599.328 FFreemanAtl762944896.327 AlmoraChC702203971.323 KempLAD742363475.318 ArenadoCol722745287.318 RealmutoMia572243869.308 SuarezCin602243569.308 BCrawfordSF742633281.308 OHerreraPhi732854087.305 ThroughJune24STATISTICALLEADERSAMERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland, 63;Trout,LosAngeles,62; Betts,Boston,58;Springer, Houston,57;Benintendi, Boston,55;Ramirez, Cleveland,55;Rosario, Minnesota,54;Martinez, Boston,53;Altuve,Houston, 52;Segura,Seattle,52. HITS: Altuve,Houston,108; Segura,Seattle,99;Martinez,Boston,93;Rosario, Minnesota,93;Castellanos, Detroit,92;Lindor,Cleveland,92;AJones,Baltimore, 89;Machado,Baltimore, 88;Trout,LosAngeles,88; Lowrie,Oakland,85. HOMERUNS: Martinez, Boston,23;Ramirez,Cleveland,23;Trout,LosAngeles, 23;Cruz,Seattle,20;KDavis, Oakland,20;Betts,Boston, 19;Judge,NewYork,19; Lindor,Cleveland,19; Machado,Baltimore,19; Stanton,NewYork,19. ERA: Verlander,Houston, 1.60;Kluber,Cleveland, 2.10;Severino,NewYork, 2.24;Bauer,Cleveland,2.44; Snell,TampaBay,2.48;Cole, Houston,2.56;Sale,Boston, 2.56;Morton,Houston,2.74; Skaggs,LosAngeles,2.81; Clevinger,Cleveland,3.00. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado,60;Albies,Atlanta, 58;Goldschmidt,Arizona, 54;Hernandez,Philadelphia,54;Pham,St.Louis, 54;Arenado,Colorado,52; Yelich,Milwaukee,51;Cain, Milwaukee,48;Freeman, Atlanta,48;2tiedat46. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta, 99;Freeman,Atlanta, 96;Gennett,Cincinnati, 93;Anderson,Miami,88; Albies,Atlanta,87;Arenado, Colorado,87;Herrera, Philadelphia,87;Blackmon, Colorado,83;Votto,Cincinnati,83;3tiedat81. HOMERUNS: Harper, Washington,19;Arenado, Colorado,18;Goldschmidt, Arizona,17;Aguilar,Milwaukee,16;Albies,Atlanta,16; Story,Colorado,16;Suarez, Cincinnati,16;Villanueva, SanDiego,16;6tiedat15. ERA: deGrom,NewYork, 1.69;Scherzer,Washington, 2.09;Lester,Chicago,2.10; Foltynewicz,Atlanta,2.17; Nola,Philadelphia,2.58; Newcomb,Atlanta,2.59; Mikolas,St.Louis,2.69; Gonzalez,Washington, 3.08;Wacha,St.Louis,3.20; Corbin,Arizona,3.24. AlleyesonMizeDetroitTigers“rstoverallpickCaseyMizeisintroducedtothecrowdduringthethirdinningofagamebetweenthe DetroitTigersandtheOaklandAthletics,MondayinDetroit.[CARLOSOSORIO/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]


DEAR ABBY: I am 32 and in a relationship with a 31-year-old single mother. Her son, "Steven," is 7. Her daughter, "Jessica," is 15. I am a stay-at-home dad. Both kids refer to me as "Dad," as I have been a part of Steven's life more than his (incarcerated) dad has ever been. Because I am a stay-at-home dad, this means I take Steven to various professional appointments, doctors, including a psychiatrist for ADHD, the dentist and various sports activities. I was informed three weeks ago Jessica is pregnant. When I take our boy for doctor's visits, they always want guarantor information, and I always sign. But after a recent checkup of his, I called for results and was outright lied to -"We don't have the results back" -and Jessica's doctor said they can't release any information to me. Abby, I'm in this for the long haul. If doctors will let me sign to pay their medical expenses but I can't have the results, what can I do? -STAY-AT-HOME-DAD DEAR "DAD": A guarantor is different from a legal guardian or parent. Have their mother call the doctors and request the information so she can share it with you. And if you haven't suggested to Jessica's mother that her daughter should be put on long-acting birth control, I think the time has come.DEAR ABBY: My husband and I recently moved into our dream home and invited my family over to see it. My sister noticed that the house had been designed to be handicapped accessible. We conrmed that it had been built by an elderly couple. The doors and walkways are larger than normal, there are handrails in the bathroom, a seat in the shower, etc. She went on to say that we shouldn't have purchased the house because we were "taking it from someone who may have needed it." Then she compared us to someone who parks in a handicap parking space without a permit. The thought had never occurred to me. I loved the openness of the oor plan; it was a huge selling point for me. The house is within walking distance of my work and had been on the market for two years. The sellers were thrilled to have someone nally buy it. The community has been nothing but welcoming to us and seems glad to have a nice family move into a home that was built by much-loved neighbors. Should we have passed on it and continued our search? -DREAM HOME OWNER IN KANSAS DEAR OWNER: Of course not! The house served the needs of the couple who built it. Now it is yours and doing the same for you and your family. Enjoy it! And the next time your jealous sister brings up the subject -we both know she will -hand her an antacid tablet and talk about something else. DEAR ABBY: I have a friend who I suspect has a mental problem. I wonder if it may be a disease of some kind. No matter what I talk about -what I've done, who I know or what I have -she one-ups me by saying she has done or had the same thing. It really grates on my nerves. Do you think it's a habit or a disease? -OUTDONE IN WASHINGTON DEAR OUTDONE: It's not a disease, but an obnoxious habit. The "cure" may be to tell the woman how what she's doing makes you feel. The result will be that she either stops trying to top you or ends the friendship. Either one will be a relief. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2018:This year you often nd yourself in difcult situations. Your ability to work through an issue readily develops and becomes enhanced. You get past hassles much more easily as the year goes on. If you are single, others nd you interesting and empathetic, and are drawn to you. You will determine who you want to be. If you are attached, the two of you will work through many details that have caused conict between you. Respect each others differences. SAGITTARIUS demands a lot from you.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Your instinct to express your compassion on a higher level touches a friend. You could be confused by an impending decision. Know that you dont need to make a choice right now. A friendship or a long-term goal could appear to be in some trouble. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Deal with a loved one directly. If a disagreement develops into something more, you might want to look within yourself to see if you have been swallowing some anger. Try to be as straightforward as possible about your feelings. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Your ability to learn more and come to an understanding with others proves to be your saving grace at the moment. Listen to what others share, and be willing to put yourself in their shoes. You might look at a situation or circumstances differently. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Listen to what is happening at home and around the workplace. Be more aware of what is going on. Lighten up the moment and be more upbeat and optimistic. A partner could be angry and difcult to deal with. Try to avoid a disagreement if possible. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You could be in the position of having to open up and deal with a volatile person. You might not have noticed that this person was angry prior to this display. You could be witnessing yet another dimension of this persons personality. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) How you feel about a new friend is subject to change. This person has the capability of affecting your day-to-day life. If he or she suddenly becomes volatile, you might want to root out what is going on and possibly take a detour to avoid this person.LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You might stumble upon some information that you would prefer not to have heard. However, you cant just walk away from this matter. Stay on top of the situation by listening and doing more research. You eventually will clear the air. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Your intensity for the moment will open you up to different ideas and thoughts. You could be exhausted by what is happening around you if you are not careful. A person involved with your home life could become difcult or angry in the next few weeks. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) No matter where you are, you are in your element. If you suddenly feel angry, distance yourself and try to root out the cause. Understand that you have the opportunity to resolve this issue on some level. Ask a friend for help, if need be. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Understand what is going on with your reactions to others. Be more aware of what is happening around you, and observe what people are doing and saying. Dont attach any meaning to anyones actions. Your vision of what is going on could change. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You have a tendency to do what you want when you want. In general, this type of directness works for you. However, when hitting a bump on the road, you could lose your temper. Try to tame any irritation that is building. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Be aware of your public image. You might want to take action that would be ill-advised. Somehow you know that you must deal with the issue at hand rst. Your vision of what is happening might be cloudy. Ask questions, if necessary. Medical privacy rules stymie dad to girlfriends children | Tuesday, June 26, 2018 B5 TODAY IS TUESDAY, JUNE 26, the 177th day of 2018. There are 188 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On June 26, 1948, the Berlin Airlift began in earnest after the Soviet Union cut o land and water routes to the isolated western sector of Berlin. ON THIS DATE: In 1870 the rst section of Atlantic City, New Jersey's Boardwalk was opened to the public. In 1917 the rst troops of the American Expeditionary Force deployed to France during World War I landed in St. Nazaire. In 1936 President Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated for a second term of oce by delegates to the Democratic national convention in Philadelphia. In 1959 President Dwight D. Eisenhower joined Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in ceremonies ocially opening the St. Lawrence Seaway. In 1963 President John F. Kennedy visited West Berlin, where he delivered his famous speech expressing solidarity with the city's residents, declaring: "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner). In 1977 42 people were killed when a re sent toxic smoke pouring through the Maury County Jail in Columbia, Tennessee. Elvis Presley performed his last concert at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis.



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