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SPORTS B1CHRIS DOERING ANALYZES UFS RECURRING WOES AT WIDE RECEIVER LOCAL & STATE A3YOUR GUIDE TO ALL THE JULY FOURTH FESTIVITIES LOCAL & STATE A3DEPUTY KILLS GATOR AFTER TEEN GIRL IS STUCK IN TREE @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Tuesday, July 3, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ................A3 Health .........................A8 Opinion .......................A9 Weather ......................A10 Sports...........................B1 Comics ........................B6 Volume 142, Issue 184 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 Said he wasnt aware bus aide was roughing up kids on May 15 tripsBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ The bus moni-tor arres ted on 32 counts of physically abusing four special needs students on May 15 had been riding on the Sorrento Elementary School bus for less than a month, and he had been on Eustis Heights and Umatilla Elementary routes before, accord-ing to school officials.It was an anonymous call to the Flor-ida Department of Children and Families on May 17 that led to the arrest of James C. Brunson, 26, of Eustis, said Lake schools spokeswoman Sherri Owens.DCF called the Lake County Sheriffs Office, which immediately opened an investigation into the May 15 allegations.Detectives got an investiga-tive subpoena for bus camera videos, which reportedly showed Brunson grabbing childrens faces and forcefully twisting their heads, pulling and twisting their arms, pushing them against the wall of the bus, placing a shoe over one victims mouth and stretching one victims leg up over his head.Ž He also yanked on a seat belt, appar-ently for no reason, according to the sheriffs report.When school officials received word of the allegations, Brunson was removed from the route and placed in a job where he had no contact with children. When officials began termination proceed-ings, he resigned, said Owens.Detectives have not yet questioned the bus driver, who is off for the summer. He was questioned by the schools Human Resources department, however, and denied any wrongdoing or knowledge that anything had taken place, Owens said.School bus videos are not reviewed every day, but peri-odically, she said.The district employs about 70 bus monitors. They normally ride on buses for Exceptional Student Education students, though they can be placed on buses that have behavior problems. Brunson, who was arrested on Thursday, bonded out on Saturday after posting $64,000 bond.Driver didnt see alleged abuseBrunson Mount Dora o ers tax incentive to lure growing animation studioBy Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA „ Steamroller Studios, a high-end animation and game development studio nestled in an old church building near downtown Eustis for the past four years, has outgrownits 4,600 square feet of space.They not only have more than doubled their staff of designers, developers, programmers, coordina-tors and artists who bring life to animated creatures and people for video games and movies, but they want to incorporate a training program that gives college graduates work experience in the real world. In September, they plan on moving to a building in Mount Dora that is currently undergoing a $300,000 makeover. The move will more than doubletheir space, to 10,000 square feet.City officials, after learning that Steamroller was looking for a new home, are extending them a tax incentive that was hard to pass up.They gave us a good deal, but also, the great thing about Mount Dora is that it has a European charm to it, with lots of restaurants, shops and businesses you can walk to and lots of outside art festivals and events,Ž said Jalil Sadool, one of Steam-rollers three owners. Its got a certain feel, a certain charm that fits right in with us; were all artists here.ŽThe company was founded by illustrator, game designer and Eustis native Adam Meyerand Los Angeles based WETA Digitals programmer Keith Lackey, a childhood friend.They created a video game called Super Shock FootballŽ and caught the attention of Sadool, an animatorLackey The price of artSteamroller Studios employees work in the DeadwoodŽ production room in their current facility „ an old church building „ in Eustis. Later this year, the company will be moving to Mount Dora. [ROXANNE BROWN / DAILY COMMERCIAL] By Tom HaysThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ After once boasting he would take a bulletŽ for Donald Trump, the presidents longtime per-sonal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen fired a possible warn-ing shot toward the White House, saying he now puts family and country first.ŽIn his first interview since federal agents raided his home and hotel room three months ago as part of an investigation into his business dealings, Cohen made clear that protecting Trump is not his priority.My wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty and always will,Ž Cohen told ABCs George Stephanopoulos in an off-camera interview that was reported on Mondays Good Morning America.Ž I put family and country first.ŽCohen, who hasnt been charged, wouldnt say if he would cooperate with prosecutors in the probe. But he also did nothing to dampen such speculation, taking issue with some of Trumps criti-cisms of the special counsels Cohen res possible warning shotIn this April 11 photo, attorney Michael Cohen walks down the sidewalk in New York. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] Scientists say plan for denuclearization unrealistic as talks between US, NKorea resumeBy Deb Riechmann and Matthew PenningtonThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo prepares to travel this week to North Korea, experts cautioned that the Trump administrations plan to dismantle the Norths nuclear weapons and missiles in a year is both unre-alistic and risky.The State Department said Pompeo would arrive Friday on his third visit to Pyongyang in three months. It will be the first visit by a senior U.S. offi-cial since President Donald Trumps historic meeting with Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore, where the North Korean leader committed to complete denuclearizationŽ of the Korean Peninsula.Trumps questionable claim afterward that the North was no longer a nuclear threat was soon displaced by doubts about how to achieve Experts: Speedy denuking unlikelySteamroller Studios owners Adam Meyer, Keith Lackey and Jalil Sadool. [SUBMITTED] See ART, A5See COHEN, A5 See EXPERTS, A5


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Sunday, July 1 Fantasy 5: 5-12-16-22-27 Monday, July 2 Pick 5 Afternoon: 8-9-9-8-5 Evening: 8-3-9-0-5 Pick 4 Afternoon: 3-0-0-8 Evening: 5-3-0-7 Pick 3 Afternoon: 7-8-4 Evening: 2-9-5 Pick 2 Afternoon: 0-2 Evening: 3-9LOTTERY DATELINESBERLININ BRIEFFBI: Man scouted Cleveland locations for July 4 attackAn American-born citizen who federal authorities say recently scouted locations in Cleveland to attack people watching Fourth of July fire-works and talked of carrying out additional bombings has been charged with trying to support terrorism.Federal authorities said Monday that Demetrius Pitts had expressed his support for al-Qaida for more than a year and talked about setting off bombs at a July 4 parade and later in his hometown, Philadelphia.Pitts, who lived most recently in Maple Heights, Ohio, was due in federal court on Monday in Cleveland. There were no court documents listing an attorney for him, and he couldnt be reached for comment.PARISDrones buzzed French prison months before copter escapeDrones seen buzzing above a French prison months ago may have been on a reconnaissance mission ahead of the helicopter escape of a notorious French criminal „ his second breakout in five years.Frances justice minister said Monday that several drones were spotted flying over Reau Prison south of Paris a few months ago. She speculated they were linked to the escape Sunday of career criminal and murder convict Redoine Faid.Heavily armed men landed a helicopter in a prison court-yard, used a grinding machine to break open the door of the visiting room where Faid was seeing his brother, and escorted the prisoner to freedom.SAN FRANCISCOCalif. high court: Yelp cant be ordered to remove postsOnline review site cannot be ordered to remove posts against a San Francisco law firm that a judge determined were defamatory, a divided California Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that internet companies had warned could be used to silence online speech.Justices agreed in a 4-3 opin-ion, saying removal orders such as the one attorney Dawn Hassell obtained against Yelp could interfere with and undermine the viability of an online platform.Ž The decision overturned a lower court ruling that Yelp had said could lead to the removal of negative reviews from the popular website and leave consumers with a skewed assessment of restaurants and other businesses.The photo provided by the European Southern Observatory ESO taken from the SPHERE instrument on ESOs Very Large Telescope is the “ rst clear image of a planet caught in the very act of formation around the dwarf star PDS 70. The planet stands out clearly, visible as a bright point to the right of the center of the image, which is blacked out by the coronagraph mask used to block the blinding light of the central star. [ESO VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] ZURICHPeople demonstrate against the arrival of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday in Bern, Switzerland. Rouhani began a twoday visit to Switzerland on Monday that was expected to focus on salvaging progress from the nuclear deal the United States left. Rouhanis trip to the Alpine nation was to include deal-signings, talks and a news conference before he leaves for a visit in neighboring Austria. [ANTHONY ANEX/KEYSTONE VIA AP] By Tassanee VejpongsaThe Associated PressMAE SAI, Thailand „ Res-cuers found all 12 boys and their soccer coach alive deep inside a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand late Monday, more than a week after they disappeared and touched off a desperate search that drew international help and captivated the nation.Video released early Tues-day by the Thai navy showed the boys in their soccer uniforms sitting on a dry area inside the cave above the water as a spotlight, apparently from a rescuer, illuminated their faces.Chiang Rai provincial Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn said the 13 were in the pro-cess of being rescued, but he cautioned that they were not out of danger yet.We found them safe. But the operation isnt over,Ž he said in comments broad-cast nationwide, referring to the complicated process of extricating them.Family members of the missing hugged each other as they cheered the news.Aisha Wiboonrungrueng, the mother of 11-year-old Chanin Wiboonrungrueng, smiled and hugged her family as news of their discovery spread. She said she would cook her son a Thai fried omelet, his favorite food, when he returns home.Rescue divers had spent much of Monday making preparations for a final push to locate the lost soccer play-ers, aged 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach. They disappeared when flooding trapped them after entering the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai on June 23.Narongsak said the divers located the missing about 300-400 yards past a section of the cave that was on higher ground and was thought to be where the team members and their coach may have taken shelter.When the medics have evaluated the kids to see if their health is in good con-dition, we will care for them until they have enough strength to move by themselves, and then we will evaluate the situation on bringing them out again later,Ž Narongsak said.In the 5-minute navy video, the boys are quiet as they sit on their haunches, legs bent in front of them. They are clad in the uni-forms they apparently were wearing on the morning they disappeared in the cave.You are very strong,Ž one of the rescuers says to them in English. One of them asks what day it is, and the rescuer responds, Monday. Monday. You have been here „ 10 days.One of the boys, noticing the camera and hearing words they dont immediately understand, says in Thai, Oh, they want to take a picture; tell him were hungry.I havent had any-thing to eat.ŽThen the boy breaks into simple English, saying, Eat, eat, eat,Ž to which another voice responds in Thai that he already told that to the rescuer.Thai rescuers nd missing boys, coach alive in caveIn this grab taken from video, the missing boys and their soccer coach are shown Monday as they are rescued in a cave in Chiang Rai in Thailand. [THAI NAVY SEAL VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 3 | Tuesday, July 3, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS LADY LAKEMan says intruder was hiding in his yard with a knifeA man who allegedly wandered into a womans backyard with a knife has been arrested and charged with prowling and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.Matthew R. Robinson, 38, of London, Kentucky, was arrested after law enforcement received a call at 8:40 p.m. Thursday from a resident in the 38000 block of Grays Airport Road, saying that a man who had approached his wife with a knife was hiding in his back yard. When he tried to chase him, the intruder jumped a chain link fence and ran to a cow pasture, and he lost him. While calling police, another person told him that he had seen a man carrying a large fixed-blade knife. The Lake sheriffs communication center then received another call from a woman in the 4400 block of Griffin View Road about a man scream-ing and trying to get into her house. Her home is about half a mile away from the man who made the first call, across a cow pasture.Deputies found four unused syringes in his pocket. He said people were trying to chase him. He thought he was in Belleview, though he was not very coherent.FORT LAUDERDALEWounded Parkland students to get $1.63MThe families of the 17 victims killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting will each receive $400,000 from a $10.5 million fund. Eighteen of the injured survivors will receive $1.63 million.The Broward Education Foundation and a steering committee for the victims announced Monday the breakdown of the funds that were raised through a GoFundMe campaign. Nearly 37,000 individuals and com-panies donated to the fund. The fund does not include the millions students have raised through March for Our Lives for advocacy efforts.Nearly 450 students who were inside the building when the Feb. 14 shooting happened will receive $2,500 and 1,048 students who were on campus during the shoot-ing but not in that building will receive $1,000. Payments will begin on July 16, accord-ing to a statement from the foundation.Nearly everyone who applied for financial support was granted it. There were 1,654 applications submit-ted and 1,517 were approved, according to the foundation.TALLAHASSEEFlorida teacher union sues over new lawFloridas largest teachers union is suing to try to block implementation of a new law that it says unfairly targets education labor organizations.The law took effect Sunday. It was a massive education bill signed by Republican Gov. Rick Scott in March. While part of the law includes a voucher program to let bullied kids attend private schools with taxpayer money, theres also a provision that lets the state decertify teacher unions if fewer than 50 percent of eli-gible members pay dues.The lawsuit filed Monday in Leon County says the law is unconstitutional because it singles out teacher unions.Florida Education Associa-tion President Joanne McCall said the law could affect 13 local teacher unions, though she said some are close to top-ping the 50 percent threshold.FORT MYERSProsecutors seek death for fugitive grandma in slayingFlorida prosecutors say Suspect allegedly stole and swallowed earringsBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ Evidence in the case of a man who alleg-edly stole and swallowed a pair of diamond earrings this weekend apparently went down the drain.Ryan A. Penman, 40, was arrestedFridayand charged with retail grand theft and tampering with evidence in the case of glit-ter that lost its glamor in the most repulsive way possible.Police obtained an unusual search warrant in hopes of having him locked in a cell without a toilet and having a jailer retrieve the evidence in the end, so to speak.Somehow, however, Penman ended up being locked up with the general population, according to Lake County Sheriffs Lt. John Herrell.The guy bonded out. We never recovered the earrings. They were possibly flushed down the toilet,Ž he said.He is not sure who was to blame „ the jail or Leesburg police, who made the arrest at Kay Jewelers at Lake Square Mall. The case was bizarre from the start.Store employees said Penman and girlfriend Krisi Ann Dloughy, 33, of Eustis, asked to look the earrings. He put one on her ear, and the other on his.At that time the female defendant turned away from the employee and began to cry,Ž according to the arrest affidavit.Employees called mall security and asked the guards to escort them out of the store, which had closed Cops think diamonds were ushedSee BRIEFS, A4Penman Dloughy Deputy kills reptile at Freak Creek a er 30-minute ordealBy Frank Stanfield frankstanfield@dailycommercial.comASTOR „ An alligator treed a 15-year-old girl for 30 minutes Friday before a sheriffs deputy shot and killed the hiss-ing menace.It was every bit of 10 feet long,Ž the girls father, Michael Henderson, 35, told the Daily Commercial on Monday. His head (in the water) was 2 or 3 feet long.ŽHe said his Titusville family was swimming in Freak Creek, off Forest Road 18 near Alexan-der Springs, around 3 p.m. It is a popular spot, with a rope that swimmers like to swing on.He said his son asked if he could retrieve an inflatable raft that drifted away. He said no, but he went anyway.ŽThe next thing he knew, his daughter was swimming toward him with the floatieŽ in about 6 feet of water when she heard an alligator hissing.She was a few feet away from me,Ž he said, of 15-year-old daughter, Jordan Broderick. She swam to a tree with limbs hanging over the water and climbed up 10 feet.Henderson swam toward the tree, and so did the gator.He reached land and was trying to catch his breath when the alligator moved to within a few feet of him.The alligator was not scared at all,Ž he said.Normally, alligators are fear-ful of humans. They lose their fear, however, if humans feed them, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Females can be aggressive if they are protecting a nest, though they usually hiss to warn intruders, according to the commissions website.When he realized Jordan was safe in the tree, Hender-son moved back toward shore, while his wife, Rebecca, called 911. She was scared, Henderson said, to say the least.Ž When Lake Sheriffs Deputy Mitch Blackmon arrived, Hen-derson told him Jordan had been up in the tree for 30 minutes and was getting tired.I heard a female screaming and ultimately located her in a tree which overhung the creek. As I approached the base of the tree I heard a loud hissing, which confirmed that an alliga-tor was nearby,Ž he wrote in his report.The alligator was approximately 4 feet from me, 3 feet from the base of the tree, and was in the water when I located it. My presence failed to scare the alligator away and it began encroaching on my area, at which time I fired one single .223-caliber round from my Bushmaster AR-15, killing the alligator,Ž he reported.Wildlife officers told the deputy that they would search for the alligators body. It is not clear if they found it.Gator trees teen girl; is shot deadFireworks will burst over Venetian Gardens in Leesburg Wednesday night. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Mount Dora lights the fuse on July 4 festivities Tuesday, Leesburg, Tavares follow on WednesdayStaff ReportMOUNT DORA … Eustis got the July Fourth holiday started off with a bang on Sunday, and on Tuesday its neighboring Mount Doras turn.Mount Doras Freedom on the Waterfront begins at 5 p.m. at Elizabeth Evans Park with live music by the Army Band, kids activities and fireworks at dusk. The Independence Day Parade begins 10 a.m. Wednesday through downtown Mount Dora. The parade begins at the corner of Donnelly and Seventh streets and goes to Charles Avenue. Here is whats going on in the rest of Lake County over the July 4 holiday. Leesburg Leesburg celebrates the Fourth from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at Vene-tian Gardens with fun for the kids, music and more. There will be food, vendors, free inflatables, free face painting, a free photo booth, stilt walker, and live music with Justin Heet. The Leesburg Light-ning baseball league will be play the River Rats at Pat Thomas Stadium beginning at 5:30 p.m. The city pool has a free swim from 11 a.m to 6 p.m, and there is an ice cream giveaway while supplies last at 6 p.m. There is a charge for the splash pad. Fireworks over the lake begin at 9:45 p.m. Tavares Join in the fun at the Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration from 3 to 10 p.m. Wednesday in Wooton Park. The Patriotic Parade begins at 5 pm. on Main Street with 1,000 American flags given to the first 1,000 watchers. After the parade, join in games at Tavares Square with the YMCA staff, a live band, rock wall and a Percussion Petting Zoo. Afterwards, Wooton Park hosts a dance party with the dance band, Blonde Ambition. Enjoy crafts and storytelling with library staff, and let the kids play on the inflat-ables hosted by the Tavares Chamber and Jenkins Auto Group. The Van Cam offers a unique photo booth with Here comes the boomPeople take part in the 2017 Independence Day parade in downtown Mount Dora. Mount Doras parade is Wednesday morning. [CITY OF MOUNT DORA] His Facebook page also makes mention of killing spreeBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ Police have arrested a man and charged him with threatening to kill police on Facebook.Among the comments allegedly made by Michael J. Shipp, 22, of Tavares, was, Starting to wonder why I dont just go on a killing spree. Maybe I will.ŽA friend posted that he should seek help because it was not normal for him to feel that way.Ha ha its not normal for a police station to tell a town youre a pedophile because they dont like you,Ž he replied. But it is normal to want to want justice and when thats the only way, its the only way.ŽHe also posted photo of an officer and said the punishment for an officer who commits a crime should be tripleŽ because they should not be above the law. He also wrote, I tried being nice. Dont force my hand. Dont underestimate me.ŽHe also posted a meme of Sheriff Peyton Grinnell and compared him to an ISIS terrorist.Shipps family said he is bipolar and had not been taking his medications.He has never been arrested or investigated for pedophilia, police noted.He was taken to jail on a charge of making writ-ten threats. His family said they wanted him invol-untarily held for a mental evaluation.Cops: Man posts threat to kill policeShipp See DIAMONDS, A4 See BOOM, A4


A4 Tuesday, July 3, 2018 | TodaysServices By Zac Anderson Gatehouse MediaFORT MYERS „ Conservative media star Sean Hannity used part of his summer vacation to try to tip the scales in Floridas GOP primary for governor, lauding U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis during a boisterous rally Monday that doubled as an extended defense of President Donald Trump.I want people like Congressman DeSantis; they are the people that have delivered, please help them,Ž the Fox News host told a crowd of roughly 500 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott as he kicked off a string of three Florida appearances with DeSantis.Hannity brings some star power to the race and could give DeSantis „ who has been trailing in the polls and in fundrais-ing against Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam „ a needed boost. According to Ad Week, Hannity had the largest audience of any cable news host in May, with 3.3 million viewers on average.While Hannity offered general praise for DeSan-tis, he mostly focused on the national political climate and rallying Republicans to vote in November to protect the GOP majority in Congress.Describing the upcom-ing contest as the most important midterm elec-tion in our lifetime,Ž Hannity said Democrats want to impeach the president of the United States that you voted for.ŽFraming the governors race was mostly left to DeSantis.Asked about Putnam afterward, Hannity said, Im supporting himŽ and pointed at DeSan-tis. Asked again, Hannity said that DeSantis said it wellŽ during a speech in which he criticized Putnam over everything from his financial backers to his immigration record and his tepid support for Trump during the 2016 campaign. What did he say about Donald Trump?Ž Hannity said of Putnam. Thats not gonna fly.ŽIts unclear exactly what comments Hannity was referring to, but during a Fox News debate last week moderator Bret Baier said of Putnam that during the campaign you were one of those critical Republicans ... you did call Trump in the campaign, vile, obscene, dishonorable.ŽI did not call the president those things,Ž Putnam responded.But Putnam did describe Trumps comments on the so-called Access Hol-lywood tape as vile and obscene.Ž Trump bragged on the tape about using his celebrity to grope women.U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Panhandle Republican who is supporting DeSan-tis and has been a close ally of Trump, pointed to that debate moment Monday in arguing Putnam is a disingenuous career politician.ŽThis is what career politicians do,Ž Gaetz said while warming up the crowd. Instead of just telling you what they believe, instead of speak-ing from the heart, instead of owning up to their actions they try to parse words and use linguistic tricks to try to fool people. Well you know what? In Florida we are not fooled.ŽAsked about the criticism that Putnam has not embraced Trump, his campaign pointed to a statement that the can-didate made during last weeks debate in which he said, I support our president. I support the presidents agenda for our country.ŽThe Putnam campaign also said DeSantis is run-ning a Washington-based campaign fueled largely by out-of-state dona-tions and is trailing Adam Putnam by 15 points in the official Fox News Channel poll.ŽTrump has endorsed DeSantis. The congressman is trying to use that support and the backing of other conservative stars such as Hannity to overcome his financial disadvantage and the fact that Putnam has a deeper network of longtime sup-porters after more than two decades in state politics.Hannity brings star power to governors raceConservative media star Sean Hannity brings some star power to the Florida governors race and could give U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis a needed boost. [PHOTO BY EVAN surround sound and spin-ning disco ball. Cool down at the Polar Pod Mobile Cooling Station, and your dog can chill at the fire departments Pet Hydra-tion Station. Fireworks and flag raising are over the water at 9 p.m. Parking is free at the garage. Clermont Red, White and Boom takes over Waterfront Park in Clermont from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday. There is free admission, family activities and live music. Bring a blanket and enjoy the fireworks over Lake Minneola beginning at 9:15 p.m. A free shuttle service is available. Groveland Dueling fireworks for the Groveland Star Span-gled Spectacular signature event Wednesday will be at Lake Catherine Blueberries, 5849 Lake Catherine Road, north of State Road 50 on State Road 19, from 4:30 to 11:45 p.m. The venue has changed from Lake David Park this year because of future construction.The Miss Firecracker contest will remain at the Puryear Building. Musical entertainment features six bands playing classic rock, bluegrass and Latin music on two stages. Admission is free, but a nonperishable food donation is requested for the Faith Neighborhood Center. There will be hourly demonstra-tions of BMX riders and a sanctioned steak and des-sert cook-off with prizes. Traditional activities such as face painting, watermelon eating and pony rides are scheduled along with new activities such as a game arcade, gaga dodge ball and water tag. Bring a blanket or chair for watching fireworks beginning at 9:14 p.m. The Villages The Villages will host 4th of July celebrations at Spanish Springs Square, Lake Sumter Landing Market Square and Brownwood Paddock Square from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Each square features a bagpiper, band, stilt walkers, The Villages Cheerleaders, Aloha O Ka Hula Dance Troupe and The Villages Twirlers & Drum Corps at different times. For the schedule, go to BOOMFrom Page A3U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis has been trailing Adam Putnam in the polls so far. [AP PHOTO / JOHN RAOUX] By Jim TurnerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ As the states budget year came to an end, Gov. Rick Scott doled out the last of an initial $85 mil-lion pot of job growthŽ dollars that lawmakers approved in an eco-nomic-development compromise.In a news release late Friday, Scotts office announced more than $16 million from the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund would be set aside for six applicants, with the largest amount, $5.5 million, going for water, sewer and roadway improvements to assist the Florida Cross-roads Commerce Park in Marion County.The states 2017-2018 budget year ended Saturday. And with the new fiscal year starting Sunday, a second pool of $85 million immediately became available to Scott and „ depending on how much he uses „ his suc-cessor after Scott leaves office in January.I look forward to even more Florida communi-ties benefiting from this accountable program, so every Floridian can find a great job right here in our state,Ž Scott said in a prepared statement announcing the latest grants. The other new awards Friday were $4 million for the construction of a highway for an industrial warehouse and logistics facility in Hialeah; $3.02 million for a manufacturing train-ing center at Immokalee Technical College in Collier County; $2.07 million for improvements to Atlantis Drive to support commercial development in Clay County; $1.9 million to develop a manufacturing training institute at Gulf Coast State College; and $135,000 to create a construction industry training program for high school and postsecondary students at Withlacoochee Techni-cal College.The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund was created in 2017 after a legislative battle about economic-development funding. Scott had sought $85 million for incentives that would be available through the business-recruitment agency Enterprise Florida. But led by House Speaker Richard Corco-ran, R-Land O Lakes, lawmakers objected to money going directly to specific companies.Under the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, money is required to go to regional projects, rather than individual businesses. The money is handled by the state Department of Economic Opportunity, which received more than 250 applications, collectively seeking $877 million in assistance, during the past fiscal year.The creation of the fund drew concerns from some Democrats, who said it could become a slush fundŽ for the governor.Scott has made a series of announcements about awarding the initial $85 million. The announcement Friday from his office said the 33 proposals that have received grants are expected to provide a return on investment of more than $321 million to taxpayers.ŽYet the number of jobs on the table is somewhat difficult to quantify, even though a question on the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund application seeks a description of the number of jobs that will be retained or created.ŽBased on the 33 appli-cations that received funding, the money could be tied to nearly 100,000 jobs over the next decade.But several factors play into the estimates from the applicants.For example, often the numbers in applica-tions involving college vocational training are based on estimates from business groups, which envision boosts in people landing jobs within a set number of years. Mean-while, the impact of proposed new roads and infrastructure is often based on projections of commercial centers or businesses attracting new companies and employees.Also, not every award from the fund matched the amounts of money requested.In Marion Countys application, which sought $22 million, the states contribution is anticipated to help quickly get the Florida Crossroads Commerce Park underway.The commerce park is envisioned as doubling the successŽ of the Ocala/Marion County Commerce Park that has seen the creation of nearly 1,500 jobs, 1.4 million square feet of new construction, and $270 million in capital investment.ŽThe amount eventu-ally awarded was slightly more than the $4.97 mil-lion being put up by the county through sales and gas-tax revenues.Other job projec-tions also appear to raise questions.Marianna, which received $1.99 million in March to extend a runway at Marianna Airport Commerce Park, estimated hundreds, if not thousandsŽ of new jobs, as the lengthened runway would help it compete against similar facilities in Georgia and Alabama.St. Johns River State College, which on May 30 received nearly $1.4 million to expand an advanced manufactur-ing and robotics training program, noted in its application that employ-ers in Clay, Putnam and St. Johns counties anticipate the program will directly support more than 100 new jobs. The application also said the manufac-turing sector provides thousands of good jobs and is anticipated to grow significantly over the next 10 years, with retirements and new growth due to the com-pletion of the First Coast Expressway.ŽNearby, Florida State College at Jacksonville, which received $710,352 to enhance the Northeast Florida Advanced Manu-facturing & Logistics Job Growth program, said it anticipates enrolling 75 participants, with 63 completing the program within one year, from which 80 percent „ about 50 „ will be placed in jobs.The school also pointed out in its application that the First Coast Manufacturers Association said that without this program, manufacturers will con-tinue to struggle to find qualified workers, limit-ing the economic growth of our region and its people.ŽScott awards nal batch of job growth dollars50 minutes earlier.Penman then turned to the cashier and said, Ring up the sale.ŽThe employee noticed that the name on the credit card he offered was not his or the womans. When the clerk said she could not accept the card, he asked if she could hold the earrings until the next day. He then gave her back a pair of earrings and asked for a copy of the diamond certificate. The earrings he handed back were not the ‡ carat princess cut diamond earrings.ƒboth defendants were taking multiple pills throughout the entire encounter. When asked by mall security what he was doing the male defen-dant turned his back to the employees and proceeded to put something in his mouth. When told to stop, the male defendant stated he was taking medicine.ŽThe store was searched, and a female police officer searched the woman.Dloughy began complaining of an anxiety attack and asked for an ambulance. Penman asked for one, too.They were taken to a hospital where Dloughy consented to an X-ray „ after throwing up and flushing the toilet in a restroom.Penman agreed to a chest X-Ray, but asked for a lead-lined apron over his abdomen. He eventually consented to an X-ray, which revealed the ear-rings in his stomach.He is familiar with the inside of the jail. In 2005 he was convicted of driv-ing under the influence, setting off a series of arrests over the years for driving with a suspended license, and drug charges.Dloughy was charged with retail grand theft greater than $300. DIAMONDSFrom Page A3theyre seeking the death penalty for a Minnesota woman whos accused of killing her husband and a Florida woman before leading authorities on a cross-country manhunt.The State Attorneys Office in Lee County filed a notice of intent Monday to seek the death penalty against 56-year-old Lois Riess. A grand jury indicted her last month on a firstdegree murder charge. A conviction would mean life in prison or execution.Court documents say David Riess was found dead at the couples Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, home in March. Authorities say Riess went to Fort Myers and met 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson. Inves-tigators believe Riess killed Hutchinson to assume her id entity. Riess was captured in Texas, and returned to Florida to face charges. BRIEFSFrom Page A3


denuclearization, a goal that has eluded U.S. administrations for the past quarter-century since Pyongyang began producing fissile material for bombs.Less than three weeks ago, Pompeo said the United States wanted North Korea to take majorŽ nuclear dis-armament steps within the next two years „ before the end of Trumps first term in January 2021. Even that was viewed as bullish by nonproliferation experts considering the scale of North Koreas weapons program and its history of evasion and reluctance to allow verification of disar-mament agreements.But on Sunday, Trumps national security adviser, John Bolton, publicized the more ambitious one-year plan that he said Pompeo will be discussing with the North Koreans. Bolton, who has expressed hard-line views on North Korea, said that if Pyongyang has decided to give up its nuclear weapons program and is cooperative, then we can move very quicklyŽ and they can win sanctions relief and aid from South Korea and Japan.The rapid timeline he proposed contrasts with more measured, methodical strategies that most North Korea experts insist are needed to produce a lasting denuclearization agreement. They say any solid deal will require Kim to be completely transpar-ent about his program „ at a time when intelligence reports suggest he will try to deceive the United States about the extent of his covert weapons or facilities.The one-year plan is predicated on the North Koreans rolling over and playing dead,Ž said Joel Wit, a former State Department official who helped negoti-ate a 1994 agreement that temporarily froze Pyongyangs nuclear program. If its our going-in position, its fine. We should give it a try and see where it goes. If its our bottom line, its dead on arrival and then provides a pretext for John Bolton to make mischief.ŽTo date, Kim has halted nuclear and missile tests and has destroyed tunnels at the Norths nuclear test site, but the authoritarian nation has yet to take concrete steps toward abandoning its weapons programs. Recent think tank analyses using satellite imagery suggest that Pyongyang may even be expanding some facili-ties linked to its missile and nuclear programs.The Washington Post on Saturday cited unnamed U.S. intelligence officials as concluding that North Korea does not intend to fully surrender its nuclear stockpile. Evidence collected since the summit points to preparations to deceive the U.S. about the number of nuclear warheads in North Koreas arsenal as well as the existence of undisclosed facilities used to make fissile material for nuclear bombs, according to the report. Some aspects of the updated intelligence were reported Friday by NBC News. | Tuesday, July 3, 2018 A5Russia investigation and even going out of his way to praise the FBI.I dont agree with those who demonize or vilify the FBI,Ž Cohen was quoted as saying. The raid, he added, was obviously upsetting to me and my family. None-theless, the agents were respectful, courteous and professional.ŽRobert Mintz, a former federal prosecutor now in private practice, said that Cohen has sent every signal he possibly can to prosecutors that he will put his own interests first and will jump at any deal that may save him from going to jail.ŽBy putting distance between himself and the president on issues both large and small,Ž Mintz added, hes telegraphing to prosecutors that he intends to be his own man and in the end will do exactly what he thinks is best for himself and his family.ŽWhite House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders would not comment on whether the president was concerned about the pos-sibility Cohen would strike a deal with prosecutors. Im not going to weigh in to this issue and I refer you to outside counsel,Ž she said.The Cohen interview was released on the same day that a former federal judge vetting material seized from him said in a court filing that over a million items were turned over to prosecu-tors after she determined they werent protected by attorney-client privilege.Cohen was Trumps self-described fixer and a key player in the Trump Organization for more than a decade, regularly berating reporters and threatening lawsuits against anyone who posed a challenge to his boss.In a Fox News inter-view last year, Mr. Cohen declared: I will do anything to protect Mr. Trump.Ž He also told Vanity Fair, Im the guy who would take a bullet for the president,Ž adding, Id never walk away.Žknew at WETA and who he worked withon theblockbuster film Avatar.ŽBy the time Sadool came along, Meyer and Lackey hadbegun dreaming up another world and charactersfor agamecalled Deadwood, the Forgotten Curse,Ž and brought Sadool on board. That was nine years ago.Combined, the triosanimation experience includes work on movies such as Avatar,Ž X-Men: First Class,Ž Rise of the Planet of the Apes,Ž The Avengers,Ž Happy Feet,ŽNarnia,Ž How to Train Your Dragon 2,Ž The Hobbit: An Unexpected Jour-ney,Žand more.In 2014, thethree dropped everything else, settled in Eustis full time, hired a few more employ-ees and opened the doors to Steamroller Studios. Meyer isthe chief creative officer, Lackey, the chief technical officer and Sadool the chief executive officer.Within a few years, Steamroller hadgrown to about 25 people and begun networking with old contacts.The company has found success for its cinematics and facial animation. New projectshave poured into the studios, and today Steamroller, having worked on games like Fortnite, Tomb Raider and Deus Ex, is sitting pretty at 53 employees and counting.Our goal was to make this little video game but little did we know how much that costs. We were running out of money, but then we kind of found a niche in the industry,Ž said Sadool. Some companies focus on doing the whole pipeline, but our focus is putting life into characters; making them move, giving them their personalities.ŽSadool called animation a difficult thing to master,Ž but said that for Steamroller, its become an easy thing to delivertothese companies looking for their expertise.Everyone wants qual-ity animation. Its key. All of the sudden, we were getting requests from multiple gaming companies wanting all the same things from us. The demand is crazy,Ž Sadool said.Currently, the com-pany is working on several video game projects and on a short, code-named Project Nexus, but they are keeping details close to the vest.In the midst of that, they are in production mode for three other games „ Prey, Dauntless and Rand „ continuing with Deadwood, set to be released next year, and working closely with Uni-versal on a future theme park.We are actually turn-ing work down, having to hire more people and running out of space. This move will help,Ž Sadool said.Sadool said the group plans to start a training and mentorship program that will give graduates the experience and confidence they need to prepare for careers in the field of animation.Were talking talented kids who have graduated from college. They start a job after leaving school, however, and they crum-ble under the pressure of deadlines and the fast pace of a real work envi-ronment like this,Ž Sadool said. Graduating from college and being industry ready is a whole different thing. We want to bring these students in to learn from our professionals, grow with us and poten-tially work with us.ŽIn Mount Dora, mean-while, officials are working to accommo-date Steamrollers needs, before and after they arrive.The tax abatement, which is awaiting final approval by the City Council, could save Steamroller and the land-lord of the building they are moving into at 301 Baker St. about $30,000 over the course of the next three years.The program basically waives the citys property taxes each year for the landlord and reduces the lease rate for the ten-ants (Steamroller).I think this is a no brainer of a program that needs to me made as simple and generous as possible,Ž Councilman Cal Rolfson said. I cannot see a better driver for economic development that this tax abatement program.ŽAdditionally, city officials have vowed to bring more restaurants and businesses to itsdowntownandto the nearbyWolf Branch Inno-vation District to appeal to the techyŽ crowd.I can see a great part-nership between the city and Steamroller Studios. We were able to offer them enough of what they needed to work for them, and we are really proud to have them here,Ž Mayor Nick Girone said. ARTFrom Page A1Steamroller Studios employees work in the main production room in their current facility „ an old church building „ in Eustis. Later this year, the company will be moving to Mount Dora. [ROXANNE BROWN/DAILY COMMERCIAL] COHENFrom Page A1 EXPERTSFrom Page A1


A6 Tuesday, July 3, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Peter Orsi and Mark StevensonThe Associated PressMEXICO CITY „ Fresh off a landslide victory, Mexicos newly elected leftist president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pledged Monday to reach an understandingŽ with Donald Trump amid uncertain times for two countries that must seek consensus on every-thing from contentious trade talks to coop-eration on security and migration.During a half-hour telephone conversation, Trump said the two leaders discussed topics including border security, trade and the North American Free Trade Agreement, adding that I think the relationship will be a very good one.ŽIn an interview with the Televisa news network, Lopez Obrador did not provide specifics on what an understandingŽ with the Trump administration might look like, except to emphasize the need for mutual respect and cooperation between the two neighbors.We are conscious of the need to maintain good relations with the United States. We have a border of more than 3,000 kilometers, more than 12 million Mexicans live in the United States. It is our main economic-commercial partner,Ž he said.We are not going to fight. We are always going to seek for there to be an agreement. ... We are going to extend our frank hand to seek a relation of friendship, I repeat, of cooperation with the United States.ŽMeanwhile, members of the business and political elite who fiercely opposed Lopez Obradors populist candidacy pledged to support his presidency in a loyal opposition, and the largely orderly vote in which his rivals conceded defeat grace-fully „ and quickly „ was hailed as a win for democracy in the country.With nearly threequarters of the ballots counted, Lopez Obra-dor had about 53 percent of the vote „ the most for any presidential candidate since 1982, a time when the Institutional Revolutionary Party was in its 71-year domination of Mexican politics and ruling party victories were a given.Rivals Ricardo Anaya and Jose Antonio Meade acknowledged Lopez Obradors win even before official results were announced, in a break from past elections. Lopez Obrador himself refused to accept his two previous presidential losses, and in 2006 his supporters set up a protest camp that caused months of chaos in downtown Mexico City.Lopez Obrador, who rode a wave of popular anger over government corruption to become the first self-described leftist elected to the Mexican presidency in four decades, has pointedly sought to reassure his respect for the constitution, private property and individual rights, vowing there will be no expropria-tions even as he pushes to eradicateŽ endemic corruption. He announced a team of advisers that includes prominent business-man Alfonso Romo „ a friend of telecom mag-nate Carlos Slim, one of the worlds wealthi-est people „ and widely respected politician Tatiana Clouthier, formerly a member of Anayas conservative party, apparently seek-ing to signal that nobody should fear his promise of profound change.ŽObrador pledges to reach understanding with TrumpPresident-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador delivers his victory speech late Sunday in Mexico Citys main square, the Zocalo. [MOISES CASTILLO/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Josh Replogle and Kelli KennedyThe Associated PressMIAMI „ It had been nearly two months since Buena Ventura Martin Godinez had seen her 7-year-old daughter after the frightened young mother was separated from her family trying to cross from Mexico into the U.S. Theyve spoken tearfully by phone, but seeing her at a Miami air-port Sunday for the first time, Martin grabbed the child in a tight embrace, tears running down her cheeks during a reunion she feared may never happen.I feel very happy, now and to complete my joy I would like to have my husband released,Ž Martin said in Spanish as daughter Janne clutched a stuffed dog and blue bal-loons and played with her younger brother at bag-gage claim.Martin carried her infant son from Mexico into the U.S in May, flee-ing what she said were threats from violent local gangsters demanding money in their hometown in northwestern Guatemala. Her husband followed two weeks later with the young girl.But the family was caught by the Border Patrol and scattered about under President Donald Trumps zerotolerance immigration policy forcing families to be separated when crossing the border. Her husband, Pedro Godinez Aguilar, was convicted of the misdemeanor offense of illegal entry into the U.S. and awaits almost certain deportation at a jail in Atlanta. Martin was held for a week with her infant in Arizona and Texas, at times sleeping on the concrete floor of a detention facility before she was released, she said. She now wears a black monitoring device strapped to her ankle. She and her baby boy are with relatives in a gritty town south of Miami.The little girl was in the custody of a child welfare agency in Michigan, where Martin said her daughter made several tearful calls to her, asking when theyd be reunited.The family is one of thousands who have tried to find refuge in the U.S. in recent weeks only to be caught up in the harsh reality of an immi-gration system that has never been as welcoming as many desperate migrants hoped and has grown harsher under Trump, with the separation of parents from children being used as a means of discouraging illegal immigration.More families are cross-ing the Southwest border from Guatemala than any other nation, with 29,278 families apprehended between October and the end of May.Martin and her husband could easily have been apprehended under the previous administration, too, and would have faced a tough battle for asylum. But the father wouldnt have been prosecuted for a first-time crossing; he would likely have been briefly detained with his daughter and then released with a monitoring device while they battled their future out in court. Their daughter also would not have been shipped alone across the country, leaving them desperately trying to get her back.At Sundays emotional reunion, the childs uncle Nicolas Godinez said his family had been sick with worry about her return. Theyd heard unsubstan-tiated rumors the U.S. government was putting children like Janne up for adoption.To receive her is the most marvelous thing I could receive,Ž he said through tears.Martin, who worked as a nurse in Guatemala, said she and her husband decided to leave San Juan Atitan because masked men were demanding extortion payments from her husbands small business selling internet access.They traveled by bus to an area just south of the border in Arizona. She said they didnt use smugglers, though many Central Americans do and find themselves paying off the fees for years. Martin said she waded through knee-deep water with several other migrants and was imme-diately apprehended. Court records show her husband was caught in the same area May 16.Tearful reunion for mom, daughter separated at borderBuena Ventura Martin-Godinez, left, hugs her daughter Janne after being reunited at Miami International Airport on Sunday in Miami. [LYNNE SLADKY/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


US-China tari s: Whats behind them, who stands to be hurt?By Paul WisemanThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump has boldly declared that trade wars are easy to win. Hes about to find out.Barring a last-minute breakthrough, the Trump administration on Friday will start imposing tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports. And China will promptly strike back with tariffs on an equal amount of U.S. exports.And just like that, a high-risk trade war between the worlds two biggest economies will begin „ one that could quickly escalate.I see us running into a full collision course in a few days,Ž said Ashley Craig, a trade lawyer at Venable LLP. It seems as if both sides are fairly dug in.Ž Heres a look at whats happening this week and its likely impact. What is the US doing?The White House last month announced plans to slap 25 percent tariffs on roughly 1,100 goods imported from China, worth $50 billion a year. It had originally proposed the tariffs in April, starting with 1,333 Chinese products. After receiving public feed-back, the administration cut 515 imports from the blacklist and added 284 others.Starting Friday, the U.S. will tax 818 Chinese products, worth $34 billion a year, from the original list. It wont target the 284 additions, worth $16 billion, until it gathers further public comments. How is China responding?China has warned that it wont yield to Trumps pressure. If the U.S. starts taxing Chinese imports Friday, Beijing plans to impose 25 percent tariffs on 545 U.S. products worth $34 billion a year „ from soybeans and lobsters to sport-utility vehicles and whiskey. China is con-sidering a follow-up tariff on an additional 114 U.S. goods, worth $16 billion a year.Beijings target list of U.S. goods to penalize is heavy on agriculture. Thats hardly a coincidence. Its tariffs are meant to deliver pain to American farmers, who overwhelmingly backed Trump in the 2016 elec-tion and whose interests are represented by powerful lobbyists and members of Congress.In the meantime, Trump has told his U.S. trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, to identify an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods for 10 percent tariffs. These penalties would take effect, Trump has said, if Beijing fails to reform its trade practices and proceeds with retaliatory tariffs.The stakes could rise further yet: Trump has threatened tariffs on still another $200 bil-lion in Chinese products if Beijing continues to retaliate. Whats behind the US-China ri ?The Trump administra-tion has accused China of using predatory tactics in a lawless drive to overtake Americas technological supremacy. U.S. officials point to Beijings long-range development plan, Made in China 2025,Ž which calls for creating powerful Chinese entities in such areas as information technology, robotics, aerospace equipment, electric vehicles and biopharmaceuticals.Foreign business groups argue that Made in China 2025Ž is unfairly forcing them to the sidelines in those industries. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative concluded after an investigation that Chinas tactics range from requiring U.S. and other foreign companies to hand over technology in return for access to the vast Chinese market to outright cyber-theft. | Tuesday, July 3, 2018 A7 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 JFMAMJ 2,680 2,740 2,800 S&P 500Close: 2,726.71 Change: 8.34 (0.3%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 27,200 JFMAMJ 23,960 24,400 24,840 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 24,307.18 Change: 35.77 (0.1%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1543 Declined 1308 New Highs 36 New Lows 102 Vol. (in mil.) 3,022 Pvs. Volume 3,526 1,698 2,125 1734 1095 51 78 NYSE NASDDOW 24319.42 24077.56 24307.18 +35.77 +0.15% -1.67% DOW Trans. 10452.68 10291.45 10448.20 +103.21 +1.00% -1.55% DOW Util. 717.97 709.42 717.64 +6.00 +0.84% -0.79% NYSE Comp. 12486.54 12400.54 12485.58 -18.67 -0.15% -2.52% NASDAQ 7568.10 7443.10 7567.69 +57.38 +0.76% +9.62% S&P 500 2727.26 2698.95 2726.71 +8.34 +0.31% +1.99% S&P 400 1953.65 1936.24 1953.65 +1.98 +0.10% +2.79% Wilshire 5000 28483.47 28198.05 28481.95 +87.82 +0.31% +2.47% Russell 2000 1655.09 1631.06 1655.09 +12.02 +0.73% +7.79% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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[MARK SCHIEFELBEIN/ POOL VIA AP] Talking tari sMARKET WATCHDow 24,307.18 35.77 Nasdaq 7,567.69 57.38 S&P 2,726.71 8.34 Russell 1,655.09 12.02 NYSE 12,485.58 18.67COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,239.80 11.50 Silver 15.744 .360 Platinum 809.00 43.40 Copper 2.9315 .0195 Oil 73.94 0.21 BUSINESSWHAT TO WATCH FOR TODAY€ Commerce Department releases factory orders for May. € Automakers release vehicle sales for June.MARKET MOVERS€ Dell Technologies Inc.: Up $7.62 to $92.20 „ The PC and data storage company is going public again and is swapping its tracking stock for newly issued common shares. € VMWare Inc.: Up $15.05 to $162.02 „ Dell may buy the rest of the business software company, which will also issue a special dividend to shareholders.BRIEFCASESAN JUAN, PUERTO RICOGovernor rejects budget in challenge to boardA disagreement over which budget Puerto Rico will use this fiscal year has deepened as the governor of the U.S. territory on Monday signed the version approved by legislators instead of the one implemented by a fed-eral control board over the weekend.Gov. Ricardo Rossello said the boards budget is not in Puerto Ricos best interest and that he is prepared to defend his decision, leading many to believe the issue might end up in court.Im going to use all the tools I have in my arsenal to be able to defend the people of Puerto Rico,Ž he told reporters. The Associated Press


A8 Tuesday, July 3, 2018 | PESTSREMOVING ATICKThe following tipsfor removingatick comefrom theCentersfor DiseaseControl: €Usene-tipped tweezersto graspthetick asclosetothe skinssurfaceas possible. €Pullupward withsteady,even pressure.Dont twistorjerk;this cancausethe mouth-partsto breakoand remainintheskin. €Aerremoving thetick, thoroughlyclean thebiteareaand yourhandswith rubbingalcoholor soapandwater. €Disposeofalive tickinalcohol, orbyplacing itinasealed bag/container, wrappingittightly intapeorushing itdownthetoilet. SKINCAREREDUCE CANCER RISKToreduceyour riskofskincancer andearlyskin aging,theFDA recommends usingbroad spectrum sunscreenswith anSPFvalueof15 orhigherregularly andasdirected. (Broadspectrum sunscreensoer protectionagainst UVAandUVBrays, twotypesofthe sunsultraviolet radiation.) „Brandpoint PREGNANCYCHOLINE AIDS INFANTSArecentCornell Universitystudy foundthat cholineintake wasparticularly benecialinthe thirdtrimester. Researchersfound infantsexposed tohigherlevelsof cholinethenhad improvedbrain processingspeed. Wealreadyknow thingslikeomega3sandfolicacid aresignicant forfetal development,but onenutrientwere nowrealizingis vitalischoline,Ž saysregistered dietitian nutritionistDawn JacksonBlatner. HEALTH TODAYSWORKOUT Overheadshoulderpulsetonesbackandshoulders ByMarloAllevaMoreConentNow H aveyouhitalullwith yourupper-body workout?Thentry somethingdifferent,for yourbodyandyoursanity! Ourmovetodayisan overheadshoulderpulse witharesistanceband. Thismovewillbetoningtheshouldersandthe upperback.Youwillneeda lighttomediumresistance bandforthisexercise.The strongertheband,the moreresistantitwillbe. Beginthismoveby grippingthehandlesof thebandandloopingthe centerunderoneorboth feet.Positiontheband onthebacksideofyour body,holdyourchesttall, engageyourcoreandlift yourhandstoshoulder level„justtoeachside ofyourbody.Rollyour shouldersbackanddown „andyouarereadytogo! Grippingtheband,proceedtolifttoahalfway point,creatingenough resistancetochallenge yourmuscles.Atthis point,itstimetopulse. Makesuretohover aroundthehalfwaymark, onlyliftingandloweringafewinchesatatime duringyourpulse. Shootforatleast20 pulsesatatime,orpulsefor adeterminedtimeframe. Takeasmallbreak,then returntoyourshoulder pulsesforthreetofivesets. Thisexerciseisgreatto addintoanyupper-body workoutroutine,possibly asafinisher.Oritcanbe usedasawarmupalso. Remember,wehave plentyofwarmweather aheadofus,soourarms willbebareforquitesome time.Dontgetboredwith yourfitness,addaband! MarloAlleva,aninstructoratGoldsGymand groupfitnesscoordinatoratFontaine-Gills YMCA,inLakeland, Florida,canbereached shoulderpulseswithaband.[SCOTTWHEELER/THELEDGER] ByJoAnneVivianoMoreContentNow J enTassifeltlikeabobblehead asheroncologistexplainedher breastcancerdiagnosis,thevariousdrugsthatwouldmakeupher chemotherapytreatmentsand howandwhentheydbedelivered. Thebarrageofinformationoverwhelmedher,soshejustnoddedandkeptsayingOK.Ž Shefeltlikeshehadnocontrol. SowhentheOhiowomandiscoveredsomethingthatshejustmight beabletocontrol,shewentforit. Thatsomethingwasherhair. AndsoTassiventuredintotheworld ofcoldcapping,atechnologythat coolstheheadduringchemotherapy treatments,allowingsomepatientsto retainatleastaportionoftheirhair. Itwasahugethingtolookat yourselfinthemirroreverydayand notlooklikeIwassick,Žshesaid. Youlookedlikeahealthyperson, soyoukindoffeltlikeahealthyperson,oryoudidntlooklikeacancerpatientwhenyouwereout.Ž Thetherapylimitsboththeamount andstrengthofthedrugsthatreach hairfolliclesbyconstrictingblood vesselsandslowingmetabolicactivity.Patientseitherweargel-containing caps,oftenrentedfrommanufacturers,thatarefrozenbeforeuseorcaps thatareattachedtocoolingdevices. Tassi,a38-year-oldsurvivor,has becomeanadvocateforthetherapyand fortheSusanG.Komenorganization. JulieMcMahon,whodirectsmissionandstrategyforKomenin Columbus,Ohio,saidretaininghair canhelpmotivatepeopletomaintain healthyhabitsduringtreatment. Itskindofhardforthemto feelhealthyinotherways,toeat healthyandexercisewhenthey feelliketheylookill,Žshesaid. Tassiandsomeotherlocalpatients whohaveusedthecapwantproviderstomakepatientsmoreaware. OhioHealthrespondedtoasuggestion formoneofthecapusersbyforminga committeethatisworkingwithproviderstogetinformationtopatients. Youwanttobeabletocompartmentalizewhatishappeningtoyou.So thecancerandthetreatmentofitisone partofyourlife,butyoudontwantit tobecomeyouridentity,ŽsaidPauline Russ,abreastcancersurvivor.You wanttoblendinasmuchaspossible.Ž AtOhioStateUniversitysStefanie SpielmanComprehensiveBreastCenter,patientscanuseamachinethatcirculatescoolantthroughacap.Sinceit arrivedatthebeginningofMay,seven oreightpatientshaveusedit,saidDr. MaryamLustberg,anassociateprofessorofmedicineandmedicaldirector ofsurvivorship.Previously,patients hadbeenbringinginfrozencaps. Itsaboutprivacyandgoingto thegrocerystoreandnothavingto explaintoeveryonewhatsgoingon withyou,ŽLustbergsaid.Weseesuch anincredibleimpactonthequalityof lifeexperienceofthesepatients.Ž Insuranceusuallydoesnotcoverthe costofcoldcapping„around$500a month„thoughitwillcreditthecost ofawig.Theeffectivenessofthecappingtreatmentcandependonwhat chemotherapydrugisbeingused. Tassiborrowedthecapssheused, fourofthem,fromothersurvivors andtookthemtohertreatmentsessionsattheBinginacoolerofdry ice.Herhusband,Pete,rotated themoutevery20minutesorsoto ensurethatherscalpstayedcold. Becausethecapsneedtogoonan hourbeforetherapyandstayonfor threehoursafter,Tassiworethem forsixtosevenhoursduringeach ofher16chemotreatmentsfrom November2016untilApril2017. Shecouldonlywashherhaironcea week,incoldwaterinthebathtub. Andevenwiththecold-captherapy,shedidntkeepallherhair. Itthinnedoutquiteabit. But,shesaid,Istilllookedlikeme.Ž Iwantedtokeepmylifeasnormalas possible,Žshesaid.AndIdidntwant cancertotakethingsawayfromme.Ž EmailJoAnneVivianoatjviviano@ dispatch.comortweetherat @JoAnneViviano.Treatmentmay helpchemotherapy patientskeephairWhatsthedierencebetween coldcapsandscalpcooling systems?Coldcapsaresimilartoicepacksin thattheyarekeptinaspecialfreezer beforetheyreworn.Theyalsothawout duringaninfusionsessionandneed tobereplacedevery30minutes.The capsandthespecialfreezerareusually rentedbythepatient. Withscalpcoolingsystems,thecap isattachedtoasmallrefrigeration machinethatcirculatescoolant,soit doesntneedtochangedduringthe chemotreatment.Therefrigeration machinesareownedbythechemotherapytreatmentcenterandpatientspay afeetousethem.ReducingthecostoftreatmentTheRapunzelProjectisanonpro“t organizationdedicatedtohelping peopleundergoingchemotherapy accessandusescalp-coolingtechnology.Moreinformationaboutthe organizationcanbefoundathttp:// TheHairtoStayFoundationoffersnot onlyinformationandsupportbutalso grantstohelppayforscalpcooling costs. Visit Cold-captherapy JenTassi,abreastcancersurvivor,usedcold-captherapytokeepherhairduringchemo.[JENTASSICOURTESY]

PAGE 9 | Tuesday, July 3, 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 Fridays Opinion section in the Capital consisted of only 56 words, centered around five names. It was a spare and eloquent and heartbreaking tribute to those lost in the tragedy that had befallen this storied newspaper the day before, and to the kind of journalism the newspaper embodies. The five names were those of the dedicated professionals who came to the Capitals newsroom Thursday for the last time, their lives ended allegedly by a man police say had waged a long-running vendetta against the newspaper. The attacker fired buckshot through the Capitals glass doors, shattering lives in the most horrific assault on journalists in the United States in decades. If there is anything to be thankful for in this carnage, it is that the shooter did not have a gun with a high-capacity magazine that would have enabled him to murder many more. The victims offered a cross-section of what makes a good local newspaper tick. Wendi Winters personified the local journalist, highlighting the good deeds of local teenagers, covering arts and culture in Anne Arundel County and showing up to local parades. Gerald Fischman was the mild-mannered yet passionate editorial page editor who sought the good argument rather than the easy one. Rob Hiaasen wrote offbeat reflections on life, drawing from decades in newspapering. John McNamara was the oldschool veteran reporter who tutored younger generations in good journalisms timeless skills. And Rebecca Smith, a sales associate, helped keep the paper running so that the community would have its news. These men and women are the face of American newspapering, because community papers are where so much original journalism actually happens. As Post media columnist Erik Wemple noted, there are only 600 journalists in the White House Correspondents Association but 32,000 editorial jobs at newspapers across the country. The thousands get little credit, less glamour and generally paltry salaries as they cover football games, city council meetings and restaurant openings. But they do essential work. Friday in Annapolis, like every other day in Marylands capital, began with a fresh issue of the Capital circulating around town. Along with several pages on the shooting, it included an article on the induction of the U.S. Naval Academys Class of 2022, a feature on the Meade boys basketball teams longtime coach and a guide to Anne Arundel Countys Fourth of July festivities. The commitment to informing the public leaves no time for grief; when tragedy strikes, journalists stare it down and report what they see. Murdering people for doing this valuable job is particularly despicable. And it came at a time when the president routinely vilifies reporters for doing their jobs. In the past, the countrys leaders honored in word and deed the medias crucial role in American society. The final words of the Capitals Friday editorial aptly explain why the latter stance is more appropriate: Tomorrow this page will return to its steady purpose of offering our readers informed opinion about the world around them, that they might be better citizens.Ž The Washington PostANOTHER OPINIONAn attack on journalism itselfANOTHER OPINION The bronze statue of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith will be relocated from the National Statuary Hall in Washington to the Lake County Historical Society and Museum in Tavares, a five-member state panel decided Thursday. Heres what Facebook users had to say:Excellent move„preserving history despite political correctness. Great job Bob Grenier!Ž „ Anthony Sabatini Maybe we can melt this down to create a long overdue statue or plaque for the Groveland four.Ž „ Jeff Koenig Supporting a war that wanted to keep slavery alive. Shameful.Ž „ Tara Carpenter I think its awesome part of history. Im not a hater.Ž „ Hilda Trevino I think its a great place for the statue, a symbol of what many in this county still pride themselves by: racism. It will stand as evidence on how much work has yet to be done and how backwards thinking the people we elect remain. Like putting a statue of Hitler at the Leesburg Airport to celebrate the Nazis that founded the place. Disgusting.Ž „ Scott Larson Fantastic! Someone Unafraid to preserve history.Ž „ Barbara Oliver Racism never went away just like the statues and confederate flags that too many people admire these days. By allowing these things to be in our sight it will continue to normalize the contempt and hatred for other people.Ž „ Cinda Manley How about moving on But how about a real hero General Sherman! Not a fake one!Ž „ Richard Province Glad to see...Ž „ Jeff Short Outstanding!Ž „ Vic Davis Im glad at least people can enjoy history we will gladly except all statues.Ž „ David G Harbor Great lets keep celebrating men who fought to keep slavery. We have to vote these people out. Seriously. Sickening hopefully it gets broken on the way in.Ž „ Tara Carpenter Put this in the trash.Ž „ Marlin Vilius a MAN FIGHTS FOR HIS GOVERNMENT AND HOME STATE, like vietnam vets, we didnt chose the fight, we honored our countries call, unlike our 4 past POTUS.Ž „ Don Viel Good! Honor our veterans! Love this.Ž „ Bryan Masters Why do people seem to believe that getting rid of these monuments will just make 400 years of recorded history, just disappear? I mean there are thousands of books, and other published media forms, on the subject of US history. I dont think they should be on public land. I dont care if theyre in museums. I get that people want to honor those vets, but what they were fighting for is better left forgotten, or at least in the past. Even Robert E Lee believed it was a bad idea to memorialize the confederacy. Regardless of posthumous honors, they were technically traitors to the union. Just saying. And removing them, altogether, still doesnt erase our history. Its impossible to erase the past. Its already happened. And we couldnt bury it, even if we wanted to.Ž „ Rob VibertFACEBOOK FORUM OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comI have no idea how the political battle over the Supreme Court vacancy „ spurred by Justice Anthony Kennedys upcoming retirement „ is going to play out, other than to recognize the obvious: Its going to be ugly. But I do think it probable that one way or another, President Donald Trump is going to get a candidate confirmed, and that candidate is going to be more conservative than Justice Kennedy. And on that point, I do have a somewhat unorthodox view: I dont think its going to make a huge difference in most case outcomes. I say that for several reasons. One is that most Supreme Court cases involve either highly arcane areas of law or reasonably well settled matters of law, and the decisions are not always close. I read recently that the two most popular vote tallies in Supreme Court decisions are 9-0 and 5-4, and the 5s and 4s change often, i.e., its not always the same combinations of justices voting in lockstep. Most Supreme Court cases dont make much news because they dont involve highly charged matters of policy or politics. Second, to the extent cases are decided along what we consider ideologicalŽ lines, Justice Kennedy usually voted with the justices who are considered conservative.Ž His replacement will, too. But, in that relative handful of high profile cases that raise political controversy and in which Justice Kennedy sided with the justices who are considered liberal,Ž I dont think we can assume that just because a more conservative justice takes his place whole areas of law are going to be overturned. The reason for that goes to the very core of our judicial system: the importance of legal precedent. Precedent is at the heart of the rule of law. It is the common thread that holds the law together, the foundation on which our written law builds meaning, consistency and predictability. Judges depend on precedent to find authority for their decisions and, when legal issues arise that have not previously been decided, to derive legal principles on which to formulate new element of law. No one has greater respect for the value of precedent than the Supreme Court of the United States. Change in Supreme Court jurisprudence comes slowly, if at all, and incrementally when it happens. The court very, very rarely overturns long established case law. To do so simply because the makeup of the court changes would undermine the identity that it and the judicial branch cherish most: the nonpoliticalŽ branch of government. Chief Justice John Roberts has a profound sense of the court as an institution, of its history and of its role in government. With that also comes a great respect for the singular importance of precedent. I cannot believe that he will allow the Supreme Court to reverse long-established legal precedent simply because of a change in its composition. I expect that under his watch the court will be very cautious about taking on new cases that challenge legal principles that the court has already decided, and in those areas where they do revisit previously settled legal issues he will choose to preserve legal precedent. This doesnt mean they wont chip away in some areas, such as abortion rights, but full reversals are unlikely. So I will watch events unfold and expect political storms and squalls „ and maybe even a bit of erosion of legal principles that have stood for a long time „ but I dont think the law will change dramatically. Syl Sobel is an attorney and author. He has written several books for children about history and government, including The U.S. ConstitutionŽ and You and The Bill of Rights: Preserving Our Freedom Then and Now.Ž His website is VIEWKennedy retirement will change Su preme Court, but likely not US law


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PAGE 11 | Tuesday, July 3, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 By Robbie AndreuGatehouse MediaGAINESVILLE „ One of the best wide receivers in school history, Chris Doering has found it difficult watching Floridas receivers struggle and stagger through unproductive season after unproductive season.Its been so frustrating that at times UFs all-time leader in touchdown receptions has been tempted to step onto the practice field and show them how its done.How to beat man coverage. How to get open. How to make tough catches and big plays. How to make a difference.Thats the way the UF receivers used to do it, but now havent done it consis-tently for the past several years.Theres a group of us former players that talk and theres some frustration in the recent past about the passing game,Ž said Doering, now an analyst for the ESPN/SEC Network. Not only the way theyre running routes, but the play calls. Youve got to give guys an opportu-nity. When youre running against man coverage a lot, you know, crossing routes, slants, breaking routes. Youve got to be able to do Analyst gives answersFlorida wide receivers need to create more separation from defensive backs, ESPN/SEC Network analyst Chris Doering says. [CYNDI CHAMBERS / GATEHOUSE MEDIA] Doering: Time for UF receivers to realize potentialFlorida wide receivers need to win more one-on-one battles, ESPN/SEC Network college football analyst Chris Doering says. [BRAD MCCLENNY / GATEHOUSE MEDIA] The Associated PressSAMARA, Russia „ Flaunt-ing his flair and his finishing touch wasn't enough. Neymar put his theatrics on show, too.What became clear in Bra-zil's 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday is that the wild side of the striker's character is going nowhere at this year's World Cup. And neither is Brazil."I don't much care for criti-cism," Neymar said, "not even for praise."With a goal and an assist, Neymar propelled Brazil into the quarterfinals of a tourna-ment it has won five times. He also extended his platform to show the world he is as good „ or better „ than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.Although Neymar has scored only two goals in four games in Russia, he did enter the World Cup after spending three months recovering from a broken right foot. And it was the right foot that helped to break through Mexico's stern resistance in Samara.After releasing Willian with a back-heel, Neymar raced into the penalty area and slid to tap his teammate's return cross into the net.While his scoring is so often the focus, Neymar also creates goals for his teammates. A toe-poked attempt to beat Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa in the 88th minute was diverted into the path of Robert Firmino, who scored with a tap-in just like Neymar did. The world's most expensive player has 11 goals and nine assists in his last 19 games for Brazil.WORLD CUP ROUNDUPNeymar leads Brazil over Mexico into quarter nalsBrazils Neymar, right, prepares to kick the ball and score during the round of 16 match against Mexico at the 2018 World Cup in Samara, Russia, on Monday. [AP PHOTO / SERGEI GRITS] See CUP, B3By Howard FendrichThe Associated PressLONDON „ Now that shes Mrs. Williams,Ž per the Wimbledon chair umpire, now that shes a mother, now that she is back on tour, Serena Williams is ready to rediscover her full comple-ment of shots and full ability to dominate.Not only do I expect to win,Ž she said Monday after picking up a victory in her first match at the All England Club in two years, I expect to win emphatically.ŽWilliams found herself in a bit of a jam against 105thranked Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands, down by a break in the second set on a windy afternoon. And then, a fivegame run and 25 minutes later, Williams had completed the 7-5, 6-3 result.I have such high expectations of myself,Ž said Williams, whose 23 Grand Slam singles championships include seven at Wimbledon, so she was seeded 25th even though her ranking is 181st following an extended absence. I dont go out there expecting to do well or see what happens. Thats just not me.ŽDay 1 at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament fea-tured some mild surprises, such as U.S. Open champion and French Open runner-up Sloane Stephens third first-round exit in the past five majors, and losses by No. 5 Elina Svitolina and No. 6 Grigor Dimitrov (to threetime major champion Stan Wawrinka).Also drawing attention was eight-time Wimbledon champ Roger Federers new clothing sponsorship, during his easy-as-can-be victory at Centre Court. Nothing feels as significant in tennis today, though, as what Williams does „ because of what shes accomplished in the past and because of what shes trying to accomplish in the present, with a baby in tow. Not that shes unique: Other mothers who Serena wins at WimbledonSerena Williams of the US celebrates winning a point from Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. [KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Tom WithersThe Associated PressCLEVELAND „ The massive LeBron James banner hanging downtown is being removed again following the superstars announcement hes leaving Cleveland.The 10-story billboard, which shows James wearing his No. 23 jersey with his arms spread wide has become a city landmark. It was also removed in 2010 when he decided to join the Miami Heat. On Sunday, James agreed to sign a fouryear, $153 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.A spokesman for Sherwin-Williams, which owns the building where the banner hangs, said Nike is taking the banner down later this week. Sherwin-Williams is evaluat-ing what to do with the wall on its global headquarters. After learning the billboard was coming down, some people headed over to take photos in front of it.Cleveland fans are recover-ing from losing James for the second time. His jerseys have been reduced by 40 percent in the Cavs team shop at Quicken Loans Arena.LeBron banner to be removed againIn this June 9, 2017, photo, Cleveland Cavaliers fan Jordan Phillips poses for a photo in front of a poster featuring Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, before Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors, in Cleveland. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] See GATORS, B3 See SERENA, B3


B2 Tuesday, July 3, 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 TVSPORTS ON TV MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. MLB „ Detroit at Chicago Cubs 6 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Boston at Washington OR Atlanta at N.Y. Yankees (7 p.m.) 7 p.m. SUN, FS-Florida „ Tampa Bay at Miami 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, L.A. Angels at Seattle OR St. Louis at Arizona (9:30 p.m.) NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. NBA „ Summer League, Atlanta vs. San Antonio, at Salt Lake City 9 p.m. ESPN2 „ Summer League, Miami vs. L.A. Lakers, at Sacramento, Calif. NBA „ Summer League, Memphis vs. Utah, at Salt Lake City 11 p.m. NBA „ Summer League, Golden State vs. Sacramento, at Sacramento, Calif. SOCCER 10 a.m. FS1 „ FIFA World Cup, Second round, Sweden vs. Switzerland, at St. Petersburg, Russia 2 p.m. FOX „ FIFA World Cup, Second round, Colombia vs. England, at Moscow SPECIAL OLYMPICS 6 p.m. ESPN2 „ 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, at Seattle SPECIALS 7 p.m. ESPN „ 2018 World Series of Poker, Main Event, at Las Vegas TENNIS 7 a.m. ESPN „ Wimbledon Championships, “ rst round, at London BASEBALL FCSL STANDINGSTEAM W L T GB Leesburg 15 4 .0 „ DeLand 12 9 0 4 Sanford 9 12 1 7 Winter Garden 8 11 1 7 Winter Park 8 11 0 7 Seminole 7 12 0 8 Saturdays games Leesburg at Winter Garden, ppd. DeLand at Sanford, ppd. Seminole at Winter Park, ppd. Sundays games Sanford 7, Leesburg 2, 10 innings DeLand 7, Seminole 1, 2nd game late Winter Garden at Winter Park, ppd. Mondays games Sanford 4, Leesburg 0, 2nd game late Winter Park at Winter Garden, ppd. Seminole at DeLand, (2), 4 p.m. Todays games Seminole at DeLand, 4 p.m. Winter Garden at Winter Park, (2), 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays game Sanford at Leesburg, 5:30 p.m. Thursdays games Seminole at Leesburg (2), 4:30 p.m. Winter Park at DeLand, 7 p.m. Winter Garden at Sanford, 7 p.m. SOCCER FIFA WORLD CUPAll times Eastern SECOND ROUND Saturday At Kazan, RussiaFrance 4, Argentina 3At Sochi, RussiaUruguay 2, Portugal 1Sunday At MoscowRussia 1, Spain 1 (Russia wins 4-3 on penalty kicks)At Nizhny Novgorod, RussiaCroatia 1, Denmark 1 (Croatia wins 3-2 on penalty kicks)Monday At Samara, RussiaBrazil 2, Mexico 0At Rostov-on-Don, RussiaBelgium 3, Japan 2Today At St. Petersburg, RussiaSweden vs. Switzerland, 10 a.m.At MoscowColombia vs. England, 2 p.m.QUARTERFINALS Friday At Nizhny Novgorod, RussiaFrance vs. Uruguay, 10 a.m.At Kazan, RussiaBrazil vs. Belgium, 2 p.m.Saturday, July 7 At Samara, RussiaSweden-Switzerland winner vs. ColombiaEngland winner, 10 a.m.At Sochi, RussiaRussia vs. Croatia, 2 p.m.SEMIFINALS Tuesday, July 10 At St. Petersburg, RussiaFrance-Uruguay winner vs. Brazil-Belgium winner, 2 p.m.Wednesday, July 11 At MoscowSweden-Switzerland„Colombia-England winner vs. Russia-Croatia winner, 2 p.m.MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 11 3 4 37 38 20 New York Red Bulls 10 4 2 32 34 16 New York City FC 9 4 4 31 34 24 Columbus 8 5 6 30 24 19 New England 7 4 6 27 30 25 Chicago 6 7 5 23 27 31 Montreal 7 11 0 21 22 31 Philadelphia 6 8 3 21 21 25 Orlando City 6 10 1 19 24 37 Toronto FC 4 9 3 15 24 30 D.C. United 2 7 4 10 21 27 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Sporting Kansas City 9 3 5 32 31 18 FC Dallas 9 2 5 32 25 17 Los Angeles FC 9 4 3 30 35 25 Portland 7 3 5 26 24 21 Real Salt Lake 7 8 2 23 21 32 Vancouver 6 7 5 23 26 35 Houston 6 6 3 21 31 24 Los Angeles Galaxy 6 7 3 21 25 26 Minnesota United 5 10 1 16 19 30 Colorado 4 9 3 15 20 28 Seattle 3 9 3 12 13 21 San Jose 2 9 6 12 28 35 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieJune 29FC Dallas 1, Minnesota United 0Saturdays GamesPortland 3, Seattle 2 Atlanta United FC 4, Orlando City 0 Montreal 2, Sporting Kansas City 0 Columbus 2, Real Salt Lake 1 New England 3, D.C. United 2 Chicago 3, New York City FC 2 Los Angeles FC 4, Philadelphia 1 Los Angeles Galaxy 3, San Jose 3, tieSundays GamesNew York Red Bulls 1, Toronto FC 0 Colorado 1, Vancouver 0Mondays GameLos Angeles FC at Houston, lateWednesdays GamesToronto FC at Minnesota United, 7 p.m. Atlanta United FC at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Seattle at Colorado, 9 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. D.C. United at Los Angeles Galaxy, 10:30 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)NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 11 1 3 36 31 13 Seattle 6 3 5 23 15 12 Orlando 6 5 4 22 21 20 Chicago 5 3 7 22 21 17 Utah 5 3 6 21 13 11 Portland 5 5 5 20 20 20 Houston 4 5 5 17 16 21 Washington 2 9 4 10 10 20 Sky Blue FC 0 10 3 3 10 23 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.June 27Houston 2, Orlando 1 Utah 0, Seattle 0 Portland 1, Sky Blue 1, tieSaturdays GamesNorth Carolina 3, Orlando 0 Utah 0, Seattle 0, tie Portland 1, Sky Blue 1, tieSundays GameChicago 2, Washington 0Wednesdays GameChicago at North Carolina, 7 p.m.Fridays GameUtah at Portland, 11 p.m. TENNIS WIMBLEDONLONDON „ Monday from Wimbledon at The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (seedings in parentheses):Mens Singles First RoundRoger Federer (1), Switzerland, def. Dusan Lajovic, Serbia, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4. Lukas Lacko, Slovakia, def. Benjamin Bonzi, France, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, def. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7), 6-3. Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, def. Leonardo Mayer (32), Argentina, 3-6, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5), 6-1. Adrian Mannarino (22), France, def. Christian Garin, Chile, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2. Ryan Harrison, United States, def. Roberto Carballes Baena, Spain, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain, def. Gastao Elias, Portugal, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2. Daniil Medvedev, Russia, def. Borna Coric (16), Croatia, 7-6 (6), 6-2, 6-2. Sam Querrey (11), United States, def. Jordan Thompson, Australia, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3. Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukraine, def. Joao Sousa, Portugal, 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 1-6, 6-4. Paolo Lorenzi, Italy, def. Laslo Djere, Serbia, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-4. Gael Mon“ ls, France, def. Richard Gasquet (23), France, 7-6 (6), 7-5, 6-4. Philipp Kohlschreiber (25), Germany, def. Evgeny Donskoy, Russia, 6-2, 6-4, 7-5. Gilles Muller, Luxembourg, def. Michael Mmoh, United States, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7), 3-6, 6-1. Andreas Seppi, Italy, def. John-Patrick Smith, Australia, 6-2, 6-4, 6-1. Kevin Anderson (8), South Africa, def. Norbert Gombos, Slovakia, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Marin Cilic (3), Croatia, def. Yoshihito Nishioka, Japan, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. Guido Pella, Argentina, def. Jason Kubler, Australia, 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (3). Mackenzie McDonald, United States, def. Richard Berankis, Lithuania, 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3, 7-6 (6). Nicolas Jarry, Chile, def. Filip Krajinovic (28), Serbia, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Lucas Pouille (17), France, def. Denis Kudla, United States, 6-3, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. Dennis Novak, Austria, def. Peter Polansky, Canada, 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (7). John Millman, Australia, def. Stefano Travaglia, Italy, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 7-5, 6-2. Milos Raonic (13), Canada, def. Liam Broady, Britain, 7-5, 6-0, 6-1. John Isner (9), United States, def. Yannick Maden, Germany, 6-2, 7-6 (4), 7-5. Ruben Bemelmans, Belgium, def. Steve Johnson, United States, 7-5, 6-3, 4-6, 6-7 (0), 8-6. Aljaz Bedene, Slovenia, def. Cameron Norrie, Britain, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 6-4. Stefanos Tsitsipas (31), Greece, def. Gregoire Barrere, France, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 7-5. Jared Donaldson, United States, def. Malek Jaziri, Tunisia, 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-1. Thomas Fabbiano, Italy, def. Yuki Bhambri, India, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2. Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland, def. Grigor Dimitrov (6), Bulgaria, 1-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-4.Womens Singles First RoundKarolina Pliskova (7), Czech Republic, def. Harriet Dart, Britain, 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-1. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, def. Ekaterina Alexandrova, Russia, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Katie Swan, Britain, def. Irina Begu, Romania, 6-2, 6-2. Mihaela Buzarnescu (29), Romania, def. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus, 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-4. Kiki Bertens (20), Netherlands, def. Barbora Stefkova, Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-2. Anna Blinkova, Russia, def. Yafan Wang, China, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4. Alexandra Dulgheru, Romania, def. Kristyna Pliskova, Czech Republic, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2. Venus Williams (9), United States, def. Johanna Larsson, Sweden, 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-1. Julia Goerges (13), Germany, def. Monica Puig, Puerto Rico, 6-4, 7-6 (7). Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine, def. Timea Babos, Hungary, 7-5, 6-2. Barbora Strycova (23), Czech Republic, def. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, 7-6 (6), 7-5. Andrea Petkovic, Germany, def. Shuai Zhang (31), China, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. Yanina Wickmayer, Belgium, def. Mona Barthel, Germany, 7-5, 6-4. Rebecca Peterson, Sweden, def. Viktoria Kuzmova, Slovakia, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (9). Donna Vekic, Croatia, def. Sloane Stephens (4), United States, 6-1, 6-3. Tatjana Maria, Germany, def. Elina Svitolina (5), Ukraine, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-1. Kristina Mladenovic, France, def. Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova, Slovakia, 5-7, 6-2, 6-2. Viktoriya Tomova, Bulgaria, def. Tereza Smitkova, Czech Republic, 7-6 (3), 6-1. Serena Williams (25), United States, def. Arantxa Rus, Netherlands, 7-5, 6-3. Sorana Cirstea, Romania, def. Magdalena Rybarikova (19), Slovakia, 7-5, 6-3. Evgeniya Rodina, Russia, def. Antonia Lottner, Germany, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. Luksika Kumkhum, Thailand, def. Bernarda Pera, United States, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Madison Keys (10), United States, def. Ajla Tomljanovic, Australia, 6-4, 6-2. Katerina Siniakova, Czech Republic, def. Coco Vandeweghe (16), United States, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 8-6. Ons Jabeur, Tunisia, def. Viktorija Golubic, Switzerland, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. Madison Brengle, United States, def. Aleksandra Krunic, Serbia, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. Camila Giorgi, Italy, def. Anastasija Sevastova (21), Latvia, 6-1, 2-6, 6-4. Agnieszka Radwanska (32), Poland, def. Elena Gabriela Ruse, Romania, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5. Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic, def. Katerina Bondarenko, Ukraine, 6-4, 6-4. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, def. Petra Martic, Croatia, 7-6 (0), 2-6, 6-3. Caroline Wozniacki (2), Denmark, def. Varvara Lepchenko, United States, 6-0, 6-3. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Colorado -127 San Francisco +117 at Arizona -137 St. Louis +127 at Los Angeles -240 Pittsburgh +220American League Houston -169 at Texas +159 Cleveland -220 at Kansas City +200 at Seattle -111 Los Angeles +101 Interleague at Chicago Cubs -190 Detroit +175 at Milwaukee -145 Minnesota +135 at Washington -107 Boston -103 at Philadelphia -163 Baltimore +153 at NY Yankees -182 Atlanta +167 at Toronto -132 NY Mets +122 at Cincinnati -185 Chicago WS +170 at Miami Off Tampa Bay Off at Oakland -141 San Diego +131Updated Odds Available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBOSTON RED SOX „ Optioned RHP Justin Haley to Pawtucket (IL). Selected the contract of RHP William Cuevas from Pawtucket. Transferred RHP Carson Smith to the 60-day DL. Sent LHP Drew Pomeranz to Pawtucket for a rehab assignment. Traded OF Lorenzo Cedrola to Cincinnati for international amateur signing bonus pool space. CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Released LHP Shawn Morimando. DETROIT TIGERS „ Placed RHP Shane Greene and OF Leonys Martin on the 10-day DL. Recalled OF Mikie Mahtook from Toledo (IL). Reinstated LHP Daniel Stumpf from the 10-day DL. MINNESOTA TWINS „ Optioned LHP Adalberto Mejia to Rochester (IL). Placed INF Ehire Adrianza on the 10-day DL. Reinstated OF Byron Buxton from the 10-day DL and optioned him to Rochester. Designated OF Ryan LaMarre for assignment. Reinstated SS Jorge Polanco from the restricted list. Recalled RHP Zack Littell from Rochedster. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Assigned RHP Liam Hendriks outright to Nashville (PCL). Sent 3B Matt Chapman to Stockton (Cal) for a rehab assignment. TAMPA BAY RAYS „ Signed SS K.V. Edwards to a minor league contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Optioned OF Darnell Sweeney to Buffalo (IL). Recalled 2B Lourdes Gurriel Jr. from Buffalo.National LeagueMILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Optioned RHP Aaron Wilkerson to Colorado Springs (PCL). Selected the contract of INF Nate Orf from Colorado Springs. Transferred INF/OF Nick Franklin to the 60-day DL. PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Placed C Francisco Cervelli on the 10-day DL. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „Placed OF Dexter Fowler on paternity leave. Recalled OF Tyler ONeill from Memphis (PCL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS „ Signed C Eduardo Jaramillo, 2B Yeiver Torrealba, RHPs Melvin Marte and Odue Civada, SSs Marco Luciano and Roberto Monegro, LHPs Aaron Peniche and Anthony Torres and OFs Jairo Pomares, Victor Bericoto and Luis Matos to minor league contracts.American AssociationCHICAGO DOGS „ Claimed OF Kes Carter off waivers from St. Paul. CLEBURNE RAILROADERS „ Signed C Shelby Ford. ST. PAUL SAINTS „ Signed RHP Dan Johnson and LHP Chris Nunn. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES „ Released LHP Josh Blanco and RHP John Straka.BASKETBALL National Basketball AssociationCHARLOTTE HORNETS „ Signed Fs Miles Bridges and J.P Macura. Named Jay Triano, Chad Iske, Jay Hernandez, Ronald Nored and Dutch Gaitley assistant coaches.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueARIZONA COYOTES „ Named Jay Varady coach of Tucson (AHL) and signed him to a multi-year contract. CALGARY FLAMES „ Signed F James Neal to a “ ve-year contract. CAROLINA HURRICANES „ Agreed to terms with D Dan Renouf on a one-year, two-way contract. DETROIT RED WINGS „ Named Matt Macdonald and Brad Tapper assistant coaches for Grand Rapids (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS „ Signed F Zac Rinaldo to a one-year, two-way contract. SAN JOSE SHARKS „ Re-signed C Joe Thornton to a one-year contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING „ Re-signed D Slater Koekkoek to a one-year, one-way contract. WASHINGTON CAPITALS „ Signed Cs Jayson Megna and Michael Sgarbossa to one-year, two-way contracts.American Hockey LeagueHARTFORD WOLF PACK „ Signed Fs Bobby Butler, Drew Melanson and Jason Salvaggio.ECHLMANCHESTER MONARCHS „ Traded F Zac Lynch to Wheeling for future considerations.OLYMPIC SPORTSUSA LUGE „ Named Robert Fegg junior national team coach and Larry Dolan assistant junior national team coach, Bethany Bedford C team coach and Aidan Kelly head of recruitment.COLLEGESDAYTON „ Named Ed Streit mens basketball strength and conditioning coach. DOANE „ Named Matt Franzen director of athletics. PROVIDENCE „ Named Jill Karwoski softball coach. SETON HALL „ Named Duane Woodward assistant mens basketball coach. TENNESSEE TECH „ Named Chip Pugh director of football operations and leadership development. PRO BASKETBALL WNBAAll times EasternEASTERN C ONFERENCE W L PCT GB Washington 10 6 .625 „ Connecticut 9 7 .563 1 Atlanta 8 8 .500 2 Chicago 6 10 .375 4 New York 5 11 .313 5 Indiana 1 16 .059 9WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GB Phoenix 13 5 .722 „ Los Angeles 12 5 .706 Seattle 12 5 .706 Minnesota 10 6 .625 2 Dallas 7 8 .467 4 Las Vegas 6 12 .333 7Sundays GamesNew York 97, Chicago 94, OT Minnesota 76, Dallas 72 Los Angeles 87, Las Vegas 71 Atlanta 87, Indiana 83 Seattle 84, Connecticut 70Todays GamesNo games scheduledTuesdays GamesSeattle at New York, 7 p.m. Chicago at Dallas, 8 p.m. Indiana at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Connecticut at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.Wednesdays GamesNo games scheduled AUTO RACING NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPPOINTS LEADERS Through July 1 1. Kyle Busch, 736 2. Kevin Harvick, 674 3. Joey Logano, 617 4. Martin Truex Jr., 594 5. Brad Keselowski, 592 6. Clint Bowyer, 579 7. Kurt Busch, 560 8. Denny Hamlin, 537 9. Kyle Larson, 524 10. Ryan Blaney, 495 11. Aric Almirola, 493 12. Jimmie Johnson, 442 13. Chase Elliott, 435 14. Erik Jones, 408 15. Alex Bowman, 390 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 367 17. Paul Menard, 362 18. Daniel Suarez, 316 19. Austin Dillon, 314 20. Jamie McMurray, 309NASCAR XFINITY POINTS LEADERS Through June 30 1. Cole Custer, 541 2. Daniel Hemric, 538 3. Elliott Sadler, 537 4. Christopher Bell, 513 5. Tyler Reddick, 491 6. Justin Allgaier, 488 7. Brandon Jones, 463 8. Ryan Truex, 430 9. Matt Tifft, 400 10. Austin Cindric, 372 11. Ryan Reed, 359 12. Ross Chastain, 315 13. Ryan Sieg, 282 14. Spencer Gallagher, 277 15. John Hunter Nemechek, 276 16. Michael Annett, 274 17. Kaz Grala, 266 18. Jeremy Clements, 241 19. Garrett Smithley, 231 20. Joey Gase, 224INDYCAR POINTS LEADERS Through June 24 1. Scott Dixon, 393 2. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 348 3. Alexander Rossi, 348 4. Josef Newgarden, 343 5. Will Power, 328 6. Graham Rahal, 278 7. Robert Wickens, 274 8. Simon Pagenaud, 255 9. Sebastien Bourdais, 235 10. Marco Andretti, 232 11. James Hinchcliffe, 229 12. Ed Jones, 205 13. Takuma Sato, 201 14. Tony Kanaan, 173 15. Spencer Pigot, 171 16. Zach Veach, 155 17. Charlie Kimball, 151 18. Gabby Chaves, 149 19. Matheus Leist, 173 20. Max Chilton, 134FORMULA ONE POINTS LEADERS Through July 11. Sebastian Vettel, 146 2. Lewis Hamilton, 145 3. Kimi Raikkonen, 101 4. Daniel Ricciardo, 96 5. Max Verstappen, 93 6. Valtteri Bottas, 92 7. Kevin Magnussen, 37 8. Fernando Alonso, 36 9. Nico Hulkenberg, 34 10. Carlos Sainz, 28 11. Sergio Perez, 23 12. Esteban Ocon, 19 13. Pierre Gasly, 18 14. Charles Leclerc, 13 15. Romain Grosjean, 12 16. Stoffel Vandoorne, 8 17. Lance Stroll, 4 18. Marcus Ericsson, 3 19. Brendon Hartley, 1 GOLF WORLD GOLF RANKINGThrough July 11. Dustin Johnson USA 9.78 2. Justin Thomas USA 8.60 3. Justin Rose ENG 8.23 4. Brooks Koepka USA 8.04 6. Jon Rahm ESP 7.53 5. Jordan Spieth USA 7.26 7. Rory McIlroy NIR 6.79 8. Rickie Fowler USA 6.70 9. Jason Day AUS 6.45 10. Tommy Fleetwood ENG 6.07 11. Patrick Reed USA 5.55 12. Bubba Watson USA 5.52 13. Paul Casey ENG 5.49 14. Alex Noren SWE 5.45 15. Hideki Matsuyama JPN 5.33 16. Francesco Molinari ITA 5.30 17. Henrik Stenson SWE 4.91 18. Marc Leishman AUS 4.65 19. Sergio Garcia ESP 4.62 20. Phil Mickelson USA 4.38 21. Webb Simpson USA 4.32 22. Bryson DeChambeau USA 4.19 23. Tyrrell Hatton ENG 4.03 24. Xander Schauffele USA 3.90 25. Rafael Cabrera Bello ESP 3.74 26. Brian Harman USA 3.64 27. Matt Kuchar USA 3.63 28. Ian Poulter ENG 3.56 29. Patrick Cantlay USA 3.56 30. Kiradech Aphibarnrat THA 3.46 31. Tony Finau USA 3.41 32. Louis Oosthuizen SAF 3.30 33. Kevin Kisner USA 3.28 34. Branden Grace SAF 3.20 35. Charley Hoffman USA 3.16 36. Pat Perez USA 3.10 37. Satoshi Kodaira JPN 3.09 38. Kyle Stanley USA 3.05 39. Matthew Fitzpatrick ENG 2.91 40. Daniel Berger USA 2.81 41. Gary Woodland USA 2.61 42. Haotong Li CHN 2.59 43. Cameron Smith AUS 2.52 44. Ross Fisher ENG 2.51 45. Charl Schwartzel SAF 2.49 46. Russell Henley USA 2.44 47. Siwoo Kim KOR 2.42 48. Adam Hadwin CAN 2.36 49. Jason Dufner USA 2.34 50. Emiliano Grillo ARG 2.32FEDEX CUP LEADERSThrough July 1Rank, Player Points Money 1. Dustin Johnson 2,013 $5,599,752 2. Justin Thomas 1,986 $5,858,980 3. Bubba Watson 1,802 $5,000,485 4. Justin Rose 1,743 $5,007,303 5. Jason Day 1,603 $4,347,887 6. Bryson DeChambeau 1,578 $4,462,598 7. Patrick Reed 1,491 $4,486,125 8. Phil Mickelson 1,464 $3,939,971 9. Patton Kizzire 1,335 $3,209,701 10. Webb Simpson 1,307 $3,708,918 11. Tony Finau 1,288 $3,318,222 12. Paul Casey 1,287 $3,194,620 13. Brooks Koepka 1,282 $4,034,417 14. Jon Rahm 1,244 $3,070,168 15. Patrick Cantlay 1,196 $2,975,539 16. Rickie Fowler 1,159 $3,344,197 17. Chesson Hadley 1,110 $2,701,522 18. Andrew Landry 1,096 $2,468,417 19. Marc Leishman 1,080 $3,253,721 20. Brian Harman 1,043 $2,585,430 21. Pat Perez 1,040 $2,701,828 22. Luke List 1,025 $2,534,209 23. Aaron Wise 993 $2,563,642 24. Brendan Steele 982 $2,189,548 25. Chez Reavie 958 $2,370,611 26. Beau Hossler 954 $2,313,686 27. Alex Noren 914 $2,411,126 28. Austin Cook 904 $1,929,136 29. Tommy Fleetwood 890 $2,738,680 30. Ryan Armour 887 $2,155,869 31. Ian Poulter 874 $2,324,927 32. Emiliano Grillo 869 $2,077,661 33. Kyle Stanley 867 $2,365,361 34. Charles Howell III 859 $2,024,406 35. Gary Woodland 856 $2,081,964 36. Rory McIlroy 850 $2,649,063 37. Xander Schauffele 815 $2,357,790 38. Jordan Spieth 795 $2,080,394 39. Si Woo Kim 793 $1,960,648 40. Scott Piercy 790 $1,804,049 41. Henrik Stenson 789 $2,412,647 42. Francesco Molinari 785 $1,976,279 43. Cameron Smith 768 $2,158,880 44. Billy Horschel 766 $1,877,438 45. Ted Potter, Jr. 731 $1,800,458 46. Brian Gay 709 $1,708,651 47. Tiger Woods 706 $1,817,712 48. Kevin Kisner 685 $1,898,669 49. J.J. Spaun 684 $1,548,645 50. Jimmy Walker 682 $1,920,919 51. Keegan Bradley 670 $1,756,795 52. Byeong Hun An 649 $1,804,374 53. Zach Johnson 645 $1,464,805 54. Andrew Putnam 642 $1,388,029 55. J.B. Holmes 635 $1,560,988 56. Chris Kirk 626 $1,481,797 57. Adam Hadwin 616 $1,470,858 58. Kevin Na 605 $1,561,480 59. Rafa Cabrera Bello 595 $1,632,869 60. Peter Uihlein 593 $1,574,178 61. Kevin Streelman 593 $1,322,462 62. James Hahn 590 $1,330,100 63. Brice Garnett 584 $1,164,266 64. Ryan Moore 572 $1,450,181 65. Stewart Cink 568 $1,268,748 66. Satoshi Kodaira 568 $1,346,646 67. Russell Knox 555 $1,287,492 68. Branden Grace 551 $1,374,679 69. Louis Oosthuizen 550 $1,442,707 70. Jason Dufner 546 $1,458,194 71. Keith Mitchell 540 $1,252,453 72. Matt Kuchar 538 $1,324,997 73. Tom Hoge 536 $1,237,288 74. Hideki Matsuyama 516 $1,410,799 75. Jamie Lovemark 507 $1,199,769 76. Trey Mullinax 505 $1,119,675 77. Daniel Berger 494 $1,289,197 78. Charl Schwartzel 490 $1,602,147 79. Patrick Rodgers 489 $1,208,244 80. Russell Henley 486 $1,274,614 81. Sung Kang 470 $1,188,069 82. Whee Kim 467 $1,232,996 83. Ollie Schniederjans 466 $1,078,038 84. Brandon Harkins 463 $992,396 85. Kevin Chappell 454 $1,111,890 86. Anirban Lahiri 448 $1,154,360 87. Rory Sabbatini 445 $963,657 88. Kevin Tway 443 $1,085,005 89. Ryan Palmer 442 $1,044,846 90. Abraham Ancer 440 $1,081,406 91. Grayson Murray 438 $1,056,628 92. Nick Watney 436 $1,074,547 93. Charley Hoffman 432 $1,079,866 94. Alex Cejka 431 $1,022,856 95. Jason Kokrak 429 $910,537 96. Tyrrell Hatton 429 $1,251,079 97. Sean OHair 414 $1,032,863 98. Bud Cauley 405 $900,591 99. Martin Laird 404 $932,695 100. John Huh 393 $791,126Staff ReportSANFORD „ For the first time this season, the Leesburg Lightning know what it feels like to drop consecutive games.Vladimir Nunez shut down the Leesburg bats over the first six innings and Michael Harkcom completed the seven-inning shut out as Sanford took a 4-0 victory in the opening game of a doubleheader Monday afternoon.A pair of doubles in the bottom of the first off Leesburg starter Hunter Caudelle put the Light-ning in an early hole. Miles Simington got things started for the Rats with a one-out double and Cole Warken plated Simington with a two-out double to give Sanford a 1-0 lead.Sanford nicked Caudelle for a second run in the second innings as Alex Dickinson reached on a walk and came around to score on a sacrifice fly.Leesburg ran itself out of a potential big inning in the fourth when Javeon Cody singled but was caught stealing. The Lightning followed with two more singles sandwiched around a walk but left the bases loaded. Sanford put the game away with two more runs in the bottom of the sixth on three hits for the final runs of the game.The second game of the doubleheader was not complete in time for this edition. The Lightning are off today and then host Sanford in the annual Fourth of July game on Wednesday at Pat Thomas Stadium-Buddy Lowe Field.Lightning drop rst game of doubleheader IN BRIEFMANILA, PHILIPPINESWild brawl mars basketball gameBasketballs interna-tional governing body has opened disciplinary hear-ings against Australia and the Philippines after a wild brawl that included Milwaukee Bucks forward Thon Maker broke out in their Basketball World Cup qualifying game Monday.The fight spilled into the area behind the base-line and video showed a chair being thrown at the back of an Australia player either by a fan or member of the Philippines team staff. Former NBA player Andray Blatche, now playing for the Phil-ippines, appeared to throw multiple punches, while Maker came at a Philippines player with legs flying high as it continued.A total of 13 players were ejected after the melee that began in the third quarter of Australias 89-53 victory following a collision in the lane. The game continued with just three players from the Philippines.Anthony Moore, chief executive of Australian basketball, apologized to fans in a statement, adding that this is not the spirit in which sport should be played and certainly not in the spirit in which we aim to play basketball.Ž

PAGE 13 | Tuesday, July 3, 2018 B3won Monday included 57thranked Tatjana Maria of Germany, who beat Svitolina 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-1; former No. 1 and two-time Australian Open titlist Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and 120th-ranked qualifier Evgeniya Rodina of Russia.The tougher balance, for me, is to be able to spend time away from my son and be OK with taking, sometimes, time for myself, which is a struggle sometimes, because I really want to spend every second with him,Ž said Azarenka, who faces No. 7 seed Karolina Pliskova next.Williams has won 15 matches in a row at Wimbledon, a streak that encompasses titles in 2015 and 2016, although Williams said that hadnt occurred to her until a reporter mentioned it. The 36-year-old American sat out the tournament last year while pregnant; she gave birth to a daughter in September and married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in November (hence the change from Miss WilliamsŽ over the arena microphone).This is only Williams second major tournament in nearly 1 years. She returned at the French Open in May, and won three matches there before withdrawing with an injured pectoral muscle. She went a few weeks without even attempting to serve, while healing, and insisted she wasnt entirely sure how shed fare with that stroke Monday.Rus rolled her eyes at that notion after the match, saying: I mean, she doesnt start a tournament if shes not prepared.ŽMaybe so, but Williams double-faulted on the initial point, and dropped in some offerings in the low 80s mph, rather slow for her.Then she revved it up, get-ting to 115 mph in each set.Serving good,Ž Rus observed. Hard.ŽStill, Williams had her issues. She lost her footing and tumbled at one point. She got upset by a line judges mistaken call that led to the replay of a point she should have won but instead lost. She was down love-30 on her serve and trailing 3-1 in the second set after a run of 7 of 8 points for Rus.Almost,Ž Rus lamented later, like a double-break.Ž Almost, but not quite.Williams came back to hold there and wouldnt drop another game the rest of the way, dealing better with the wind that whipped this way and that at No. 1 Court and marking terrific passing shots with those customary cries of Come on!Ž Her sister, five-time Wim-bledon champion and 2017 finalist Venus, had far more trouble across the grounds at No. 2 Court, slipping to the turf a couple of times and barely moving on with a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-1 win against Johanna Larsson of Sweden, who dropped to 0-8 at the All England Club.The Williams siblings arent playing doubles in this tournament, the way they did at Roland Garros, and thats a good thing for Mom: It gives her more time with her child.I felt guilty,Ž Williams said about her time in Paris. I was like, I havent seen Olympia. Like, What am I doing? ... Now that Im not playing doubles in this event, I have the day off, I think that will help.ŽIt might take time to figure out how to balance her job with her career, just like for many a parent.Im adjusting well. I spend so much time with her every single day. We, like, literally do everything. I really dont like being away from her,Ž Williams said. I also think its healthy, in a way, for me to do what I need to do, be that working mom, then go back home and be the mom.Ž SERENAFrom Page B1 some of those things. I dont think the play calls have always been the best for giving receivers opportunities to be succ essful. Thats what coach (Steve) Spurrier did really well, play design, play calling at the right time and then guys that have already been coached to know exactly what theyre supposed to do in those scenarios.ŽDoering has been frustrated and discouraged by the pass-ing game and the unproductive play of the Gator wide receiv-ers. Now, with proven winner Dan Mullen and proven wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales taking over, Doering is hopeful for the first time in a while.Hopeful and cautiously optimistic.Potential is the key word,Ž he said. Potential is great, but if its not actually realized and theres no utilization of the potential, then its just wasted.The passing game is not just about receivers. Its the blocking up front, its the quar-terback understanding what hes seeing and being able to either get to the right play or make the right read. Its just been a complete disconnect on that side of the ball at every position.ŽHaving spent some time with Mullen, Gonzales and the receivers during the spring, Doering said he feels theres a chance there will be a reconnect in the passing game this season.The Gators have some talented receivers, led by Tyrie Cleveland, Josh Hammond and transfers Van Jefferson and Trevon Grimes, and a coaching staff that gets it when it comes to the passing game and making it work.Being able to get everybody on the same page is going to be big,Ž Doering said. I think youll see a lot more production. Im going to be quietly optimistic about this group (of receivers). They may have a chance to be probably the third best group in the conference.You look at Ole Miss being No. 1 by far, and South Caro-lina has a chance to be second. But Florida could be right there with the third-best group.ŽFor the wide receivers to reach their potential, it starts where it always does „ with coaching. Thats the way it was back in Doerings day (1993-95), when Spurrier and Dwayne Dixon coached up some talented athletes who also included Reidel Anthony, Ike Hilliard and Jacquez Green and turned them into the most prolific wide receiver group in school history.The reason our group was so good was because Dwayne Dixon was a guy who had recently gotten done playing, so hes out there running the routes, showing you how to do it,Ž Doering said. And coach Spurrier spent a lot of time with us talking about running things exactly the way he wanted you to.We spent so much time throwing routes on air that it was all about reps and timing and developing that rapport.That teaching maybe has not been there the way it should have been (the past several years).ŽDoering points to the receiv-ers lack of ability to beat man coverage and get open under Kerry Dixon and the former coaching staff.He said it appears a lot of potential teaching moments were passed over on the prac-tice field the past three seasons.It was really tough to watch as a former receiver, guys that arent able to get off man cov-erage,Ž Doering said. If you cant beat man coverage, its going to be a long day. Florida guys at the wide receiver position just couldnt separate.Youve seen how quickly they (the former staff) were just trying to get reps on tape (in practice). What coach Spurrier was really big on was corrections on the field, spend-ing time teaching on the field. Thats where the receivers could have benefitted more, having some of that immedi-ate correction on the field and doing it correctly at the teaching session.Coach Spurrier would run the routes. Wed laugh at the way hed run, but it was cool to see him out there. He was an active part of the throwing and catching game. When you have the head coach that has that much emphasis, it means a lot. I think Dan will be able to bring some of that, too.Ž Doering also said the receiv-ers will have a better chance to reach their potential under Gonzales, a veteran wide receivers coach who has had success wherever hes been, including being part of two national championship teams at Florida under Urban Meyer.Several of the receivers said this spring that Gonzales is the best wide receivers coach theyve ever had. Doering can see that.Im really excited about Billy Gonzales, knowing what he does, knowing how he coaches,Ž Doering said. I think its going to be a group that starts to live up to their potential a little more.The reason I was able to play for nine years in the NFL was because of the way coach Dixon and coach Spurrier taught the passing game, taught how to run routes. Thats something coach Gonzales is going to bring to these guys.ŽGonzales will have some talent and potential to work with. Now, its a matter of turning potential into produc-tion, something that hasnt happened in years.Its a group that I think is maybe sneakily talented, but has not yet lived up to the potential that they ha ve,Ž Doering said. With Van Jeffersons experience and Trevon Grimes size and ability and then with Tyrie maybe having a little bit dif-ferent teaching, I think theres a couple of different guys that we could see have big years.Ž GATORSFrom Page B1Legendary Florida wide receiver and current SEC network analyst Chris Doering breaks down the Gator receiving corps. [BRAD MCCLENNY / GATEHOUSE MEDIA] But before setting up the second goal it looked like Neymar's game „ or even his World Cup „ could be over with 20 minutes to go. It turned out to be pure his-trionics. Writhing in agony after his right ankle was stepped on by Miguel Layun, Neymar managed to get back on his feet. But not before trying to step on Layun.Both escaped punishment, but the judgment elsewhere was less forgiving, with Neymar asked after the match if he was a diva trying to draw fouls."I think it's more an attempt to undermine me than anything else," Neymar responded.The five-time World Cup champions will next Belgium in the quarterfinals after Belgium rallied from 2-0 down in the second half to beat Japan 3-2.Mexico has now lost in the round of 16 at every tourna-ment over the same period of time, extending its wait for the "quinto partido" „ or fifth game „ for at least another four years. The last time Mexico reached the quarterfinals was when the country hosted the tourna-ment in 1986.This year's World Cup had started so promisingly for Mexico. The team opened with a win over Germany, setting the defending cham-pions on the path to an early exit. They caused problems for Brazil, too, initially.But they couldn't find a way to stop Neymar."He's very agile. He's very fast," Brazil coach Tite said. "Is it wrong to feign, to pro-voke the players in the last third? It's not a sin."Neymar's dispute with Layun unfolded as the Mexico substitute tried to recover the ball. In a delayed reaction, Neymar made the most of Layun stepping on his ankle, rolling around with his hand covering his eyes.The rapid recovery seemed miraculous."We wasted a lot of time because of one single player," Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said, without naming Neymar. "I think this is a real shame for foot-ball, especially for kids who are watching because this has to be a sport of virility, of determination, a man's sport, like other games, and not a charade."During the win over Costa Rica in the group stage, Neymar tried to win a penalty by flopping to the ground in the area. A video review reversed the decision to award a penalty kick and Neymar's frustrations a few minutes later led to a yellow card.Tite also played a big role in the victory over Mexico, deciding to replace Philippe Coutinho with Firmino. Fresh among tiring legs, Fir-mino was able to evade the defense to get in the right place to score the second goal.Neymar, though, still led the celebrations, charging toward the corner flag. Tite came to join him.With Germany, Argentina and Spain among the contenders already eliminated, Brazil's hopes of a sixth World Cup title have received an extra lift. Belgium 3, Japan 2Nacer Chaldi capped a comeback from a two-goal deficit when he scored in the fourth minute of injury time to give Belgium a 3-2 victory over Japan in Rostov-onDon, Russia, on Monday and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.Japan led 2-0 on early second-half goals by Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui.Jan Vertonghen then scored with a looping header that appeared to be a cross but dropped in under the crossbar in the 69th minute. Substitute Marouane Fel-laini headed in another from Eden Hazard's cross in the 74th.Chaldi, who came on as a substitute in the 65th, decided it in injury time.Belgium goalkeeper Thibault Courtois grabbed a corner kick and rolled the ball to Kevin De Bruyne, who dribbled to the top of the center circle and passed to Thomas Meunier on the right. Meunier one-timed the ball across the area and Romelu Lukaku let it roll by for Chaldi to tap in with his left foot from 7 yards.The end-to-end attack took only 10 seconds. CUPFrom Page B1 By Andrew DampfAssociated PressThis was supposed to be the year Chris Froome was warmly welcomed into cycling royalty with an expected record-tying fifth Tour de France title.Instead, the Team Sky rider finds himself only freshly cleared of doping after an asthma drug case that dragged on for 10 months and revealed divisions with Tour organizers and Frances greatest living cyclist.Before the International Cycling Union (UCI) cleared Froome on Monday, the Amaury Sport Organisation had informed Sky it didnt want Froome on the starting line Saturday in order to pro-tect the image of the race, Le Monde newspaper reported Sunday.Froome had also been the target of a proposed rider strike by five-time Tour champion Bernard Hinault, who had suggested the rest of the peloton pull out in protest if he shows up at the start in the Vendee region along the Atlantic coastline.Froome had been racing under the cloud of a potential ban after a urine sample he provided at the Spanish Vuelta in September showed a con-centration of the asthma drug salbutamol that was twice the permitted level.But the UCI announced on Monday that his sample results did not constitute an Adverse Analytical Finding.I appreciate more than anyone else the frustration at how long the case has taken to resolve and the uncertainty this has caused. I am glad its finally over,Ž Froome said.Todays ruling draws a line. It means we can all move on and focus on the Tour de France.ŽFroomes use of asthma medication has been well documented, and the Kenyan-born rider has often been spotted using inhalers during races.World Anti-Doping Association rules state that an athlete can be cleared for excessive salbutamol use if he proves that it was due to an appropriate therapeutic dosage.Still, Froome faces the prospect of fan dissent along the roads of France „ having already had urine thrown at him a few years ago when he was still emerging as a multi-Tour champion.Over the years, we have always had a small crowd who arent happy to see us, for whatever reason,Ž Froome said last week. We have always come up against adversity over the years. That is something you deal with in the moment. Hopefully that doesnt interfere with the race.ŽTour de France: Divisions remain after Froomes drug caseBritains Chris Froome is followed by teammate Sergio Henao Montoya as they pass the Arc de Triomphe during the “ nal stage of the Tour de France on July 23, 2017, in Paris. Froome has been cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union in a decision that should allow him to pursue a record-tying “ fth Tour de France title. [AP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE ENA]


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S TATISTICALLEADERS A MERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland,70;Trout,LosAngeles,66; Betts,Boston,64;Springer,Houston,60;Segura,Seatt le,59;Martinez,Boston,58;Ramirez,Cleveland,58; J udge,NewYork,57;Benintendi,Boston,56;Rosario, Minnesota,56. RBI: Martinez,Boston,67;Haniger,Seattle,62;Macha do,Baltimore,59;Encarnacion,Cleveland,56;Gattis, Houston,56;Lowrie,Oakland,56;KDavis,Oakland, 5 5;Judge,NewYork,55;Mazara,Texas,55;Ramirez, C leveland,55. HITS: Altuve,Houston,114;Segura,Seattle,109;Cast ellanos,Detroit,104;Martinez,Boston,100;Lindor, C leveland,99;Machado,Baltimore,99;Rosario,Min nesota,99;Lowrie,Oakland,95;AJones,Baltimore,94; T rout,LosAngeles,92. DOUBLES: Escobar,Minnesota,34;Abreu,Chicago,27; Bregman,Houston,27;Lindor,Cleveland,27;Castellanos,Detroit,26;Pillar,Toronto,25;Lowrie,Oakland,24; 5 tiedat23. T RIPLES: Sanchez,Chicago,8;Hernandez,Toronto, 6 ;Benintendi,Boston,5;JJones,Detroit,4;Moreland, Boston,4;Profar,Texas,4;Smith,TampaBay,4;11tied a t3. HOMERUNS: Martinez,Boston,25;Ramirez,Cleveland, 2 4;Trout,LosAngeles,24;Judge,NewYork,22;Cruz, S eattle,21;Lindor,Cleveland,21;Machado,Baltimore, 2 1;4tiedat20. S TOLENBASES: Gordon,Seattle,21;Anderson,Chic ago,17;Benintendi,Boston,16;RDavis,Cleveland,16; DeShields,Texas,16;Merri“eld,KansasCity,16;Betts, Boston,15;Smith,TampaBay,15;Ramirez,Cleveland, 14;Segura,Seattle,14. PITCHING: Severino,NewYork,13-2;Kluber,Cleveland,11-4;Snell,TampaBay,11-4;Happ,Toronto,10-4; Morton,Houston,10-2;6tiedat9. ERA: Severino,NewYork,1.98;Verlander,Houston, 2 .12;Snell,TampaBay,2.24;Sale,Boston,2.40;Bauer, C leveland,2.46;Cole,Houston,2.50;Kluber,Cleveland, 2 .54;Morton,Houston,2.55;Skaggs,LosAngeles,2.64; S abathia,NewYork,3.02. S TRIKEOUTS: Sale,Boston,164;Cole,Houston,151; Bauer,Cleveland,148;Paxton,Seattle,145;Verlander, Houston,144;Severino,NewYork,138;Morton,Houst on,133;Snell,TampaBay,123;Kluber,Cleveland,115; Berrios,Minnesota,111. 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HOMERUNS: Arenado,Colorado,21;Harper,Washington,20;Aguilar,Milwaukee,19;Goldschmidt,Arizona, 18;Albies,Atlanta,17;Desmond,Colorado,17;Muncy, LosAngeles,17;7tiedat16. STOLENBASES: MTaylor,Washington,23;Turner, Washington,22;Inciarte,Atlanta,21;SMarte,Pittsburgh,18;Cain,Milwaukee,16;Dyson,Arizona,16; Hamilton,Cincinnati,15;Peraza,Cincinnati,14;Baez, Chicago,13;Hernandez,Philadelphia,13. PITCHING: Lester,Chicago,11-2;Nola,Philadelphia, 10-2;Scherzer,Washington,10-4;Godley,Arizona,9-6; Greinke,Arizona,8-5;Mikolas,St.Louis,8-3;Newcomb, Atlanta,8-2;Stratton,SanFrancisco,8-5;Suter,Milwaukee,8-5;Wacha,St.Louis,8-2. ERA: deGrom,NewYork,1.85;Foltynewicz,Atlanta, 2.02;Scherzer,Washington,2.04;Lester,Chicago,2.25; Stripling,LosAngeles,2.27;Nola,Philadelphia,2.48; Mikolas,St.Louis,2.61;Newcomb,Atlanta,2.71;Corbin, Arizona,3.14;Wacha,St.Louis,3.20. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,165;Corbin,Arizona,134;deGrom,NewYork,134;Gray,Colorado,119; Greinke,Arizona,108;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,107;Nola, Philadelphia,107;Velasquez,Philadelphia,107;Pivetta, Philadelphia,104;Stripling,LosAngeles,96.SUNDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Baltimore8,L.A.Angels2 Detroit9,Toronto1 TampaBay3,Houston2 ChicagoWhiteSox10,Texas5 Cleveland15,Oakland3 Seattle1,KansasCity0 N.Y.Yankees11,Boston1 NationalLeague Cincinnati8,Milwaukee2 N.Y.Mets5,Miami2 Philadelphia4,Washington3,13inn. Atlanta6,St.Louis5 L.A.Dodgers6,Colorado4 Pittsburgh7,SanDiego5 SanFrancisco9,Arizona6 Interleague ChicagoCubs11,Minnesota10 WEDNESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague L.A.AngelsatSeattle,4:10p.m. HoustonatTexas,7:05p.m. ClevelandatKansasCity,8:15p.m. NationalLeague PittsburghatL.A.Dodgers,8:10p.m. SanFranciscoatColorado,8:10p.m. St.LouisatArizona,10:10p.m. Interleague BostonatWashington,11:05a.m. AtlantaatN.Y.Yankees,1:05p.m. TampaBayatMiami,1:10p.m. DetroitatChicagoCubs,2:20p.m. BaltimoreatPhiladelphia,4:05p.m. SanDiegoatOakland,4:05p.m. MinnesotaatMilwaukee,4:10p.m. N.Y.MetsatToronto,7:07p.m. Chi.WhiteSoxatCincinnati,7:10p.m.BASEBALLCALENDARJULY6: 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. BettsBos652486484.339 AltuveHou8633755114.338 SeguraSea7832559109.335 JMartinezBos8130958100.324 MDuffyTB672652485.321 SimmonsLAA742734187.319 RosarioMin793165699.313 TroutLAA852946692.313 MMachadoBal823194199.310 CastellanosDet8333645104.310 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. GennettCin8030448101.332 AlmoraChC772424480.331 MarkakisAtl8232250104.323 FFreemanAtl8231753100.315 BCrawfordSF802863890.315 KempLAD802553579.310 ArenadoCol782975591.306 SuarezCin672523877.306 ParraCol752433374.305 VottoCin832934488.300 ThroughJuly1 CloseencounteronthirdbaseTheTigersNikoGoodrumslidessafelyintothirdwithatripleastheBlueJays KendrysMoraleswaitsfortheballinthe10thinningMondayinToronto.[FRED THORNHILL/THECANADIANPRESSVIAAP]


DEAR ABBY: I am a retired male. My girlfriend is still working. We have been exclusive for three years. We live 300 miles apart, but see each other every two or three weeks for at least three days and, until now, have had a very good relationship. The problem is, she's saying she wants to socialize with her ex-husband, who lives in her town. They have been divorced for eight years, but she wants to see him occasionally in a "social setting," not just when it pertains to their two adult children, who live out of state. I understand that they need to have a relationship because of their family, but I have trouble accepting their getting together to socialize. She has removed pictures of me from her Facebook so as not to offend the ex and banned me from her son's wedding. She has told me she doesn't want me to attend any future family events where the ex is present. Am I being unreasonable or immature in not accepting this situation? -READY TO JUMP SHIP DEAR READY: You are neither immature nor unreasonable. It would be interesting to know your girlfriend's denition of "getting together" because it may involve more than being in a social setting. That she has removed images of you from her Facebook and no longer wants you to attend family celebrations tells me, as it should you, that more may be going on with her ex than she has told you (yet). I'm sorry, but I suggest you prepare yourself for some worse news, because it appears to me your romance is heading south.DEAR ABBY: Please repeat a warning to your readers. Here in Tennessee, at least two young children have died recently as the result of being left inside a parent's car on a hot day. Although many, if not most, states have passed laws against leaving children alone in a parked car (as well as people with disabilities and pets), too often those laws are ignored, knowingly or unknowingly. People still don't understand how dangerously hot the interior of a car or truck can get, and how quickly it can happen. The temperature inside a car with the windows rolled up can rise as much as 20 degrees in 10 minutes. Within an hour, the interior of a car can easily become hot enough to cause heatstroke, which can prove fatal to children, an elderly or disabled person, or a pet. Even on cloudy days, inside temperatures can reach dangerous levels. Because of this risk, the National Weather Service uses a slogan: "Look Before You Lock!" TV and radio stations across the country have joined this effort, and a number of websites and videos are available that focus on this important message. Abby, would you please print this commonsense reminder? -TOM IN FAIRVIEW, TENN. DEAR TOM: I'm pleased to join this campaign to save lives. Readers, if you are transporting loved ones -including your pets -resolve to stay focused on their safety rather than the next task on your to-do list. These tragedies seem to happen when drivers are so distracted by what has to be done next that they forget about what's going on in the present. 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 THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2018:This year could be signicant, as you seem to be able to create exactly what you desire. You cant be overly logical to produce this effect -you need to follow your sixth sense. Do not ght your feelings. If you are single, in the next few months, you could meet someone of signicance. Be open to dating this person. If you are attached, your emotional nature will pay off in odd ways. Your signicant other will nd you charming. PISCES understands you very well.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You might be uncertain about which way to go with a personal issue. Trust that you will think the issue through until you get the appropriate answer. You also know when you have the right idea about how to pursue a goal. Let your imagination help others. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You are tuned in to what works. Friends and family surround you, and you will need to integrate these people into the next few days. You could be overwhelmed by possibilities, yet good luck and a resourceful associate allow you to relax. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You have high energy that propels you through the day. You will nd that you have no reason to feel dragged down. Wherever you are, you are on center stage. You love every moment of the action. You might decide to throw an impromptu get-together. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) If ever there was a time that you needed to follow your intuition, it is now. Reach out to someone at a distance who cares a lot about you. A meaningful chat could make both of you feel more at ease. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Celebration seems to surround you. There is a part of you that might not be quite in the mood for what is about to happen. You will toss yourself into whatever occurs, despite your feelings. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Though a partner or friend could challenge the basis of your ideas, youll still nd a resolution. You have a strong group of supporters who understand you well. You might want to get feedback from these people before making any changes. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You could feel out of kilter. You might be in the position of bringing others together, but perhaps you dont feel up to it right now. Do not push someone away who wants to spend time with you. Figure out a way to incorporate this person into your plans. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You seem at home and in tune in nearly every situation you are in. You might like the reworks of a romantic relationship much more than you thought! A child means well, but could be overly rambunctious; handle him or her carefully. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) How you handle a changing situation on the homefront depends a lot on your tolerance level. Wait for better timing before making a bold statement. Give yourself a few days. Relate directly to others. Empathize, rather than judge and be critical. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Others might be stunned by what you decide to do. You typically are very serious-minded, but at the moment you will allow the more emotional side of your personality to emerge. A loved one seems to have the right words to help you down this path. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Be willing to pitch in and do your share. Others appreciate your efforts and follow-through. You are likely to receive a lot of praise for your hard work. Recognize that your nances could be your weak point. Keep your wallet closed for now. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) No matter which direction you head in, you are likely to get what you want. Be willing to detach, even if you feel unusually emotional. You are likely to see your present surroundings and world quite differently as a result. Do not forget this vision. Long-distance love may be drifting even further apart | Tuesday, July 3, 2018 B5 TODAY IS TUESDAY, JULY 3, the 184th day of 2018. There are 181 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On July 3, 1863, the threeday Civil War Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania ended in a major victory for the North as Confederate troops failed to breach Union positions during an assault known as Pickett's Charge. ON THIS DATE: In 1938 President Franklin D. Roosevelt marked the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg by dedicating the Eternal Light Peace Memorial. In 1944 during World War II, Soviet forces recaptured Minsk from the Germans. In 1950 the rst carrier strikes of the Korean War took place as the USS Valley Forge and the HMS Triumph sent ghter planes against North Korean targets. In 1962 French President Charles de Gaulle signed an agreement recognizing Algeria as an independent state after 132 years of French rule. In 1976 Israel launched its daring mission to rescue 106 passengers and Air France crew members being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers; the commandos succeeded in rescuing all but four of the hostages. In 1987 British millionaire Richard Branson and Per Lindstrand became the rst hot-air balloon travelers to cross the Atlantic, parachuting into the sea as their craft went down o the Scottish coast.



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