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LOCAL & STATE | A3OFFICERS CORRAL HURT EMU BY HOWEY BRIDGE SPORTS | B1FLEETWOOD HOPES TO END US WIN STREAK IN THE MAJORS SPORTS | B1LINDOR LEADS LOCAL QUARTET OF MLB PLAYERS AT ALL-STAR BREAK @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Tuesday, July 17, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ................A3 Health .........................A8 Opinion .......................A9 Weather ......................A10 Sports...........................B1 Comics ........................B6 Volume 142, Issue 198 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA „ Nearly one year after the Starry NightŽ mural went up on a house near downtown Mount Dora, a set-tlement agreement will ensure it never has to come down.The agreement is scheduled for final approval by City Coun-cil members tonight.If the council votes to accept the settlement agreement, there is a tremendous victory in that we get to keep the mural and complete the painting. For us, its priceless. That was the main issue,Ž said Nancy Nemhauser, who with her husband, Lubomir Jastrzebski, owns the house.Attorney Jeremy Talcott with Pacific Legal Foundation, who represents the homeowners, said he and the citys attorneys worked most of the day Monday to finalize language on the agreement that both parties could agree on.Talcott said he is confident that the agreement on the table „ which not only allows the family to keep and complete the mural, but dismisses the lien on the property and orders a revi-sion of the citys sign code „ will succeed in winning the councils final approval tonight at a city meeting starting at 6 p.m.He said an approval would keep the case out of federal court, where it was headed.Starry Night deal awaits OKRichard Barrenechea, the artist who painted the Starry NightŽ mural, and homeowner Nancy Nemhauser pose in front of the house in Mount Dora on Monday. [ROXANNE BROWN / DAILY COMMERCIAL] Mount Dora o cials expected to allow it to stay U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hand with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the end of a press conference after their meet ing at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday. [AP PHOTO / ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO] By Jonathan Lemire, Jill Colvin and Vladimir IsachenkovThe Associated PressHELSINKI „ In an extraor-dinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putins insistence that Mos-cows hands were clean.The reaction back home was immediate and visceral, among fellow Republicans as well as usual Trump critics. Shame-ful,Ž disgraceful,Ž weak,Ž were a few of the comments. Makes the U.S. look like a pushover,Ž said GOP Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee.Trumps meeting with Putin in Helsinki was his first time sharing the international stage with a man he has described as an important U.S. competitor „ but whom he has also praised a strong, effective leader.His remarks, siding with a foe on foreign soil over his own government, was a stark illustration of Trumps willingness to upend decades of U.S. foreign policy and rattle Western allies in service of his political concerns. A wary and robust stance toward Russia has been a bedrock of his partys world view. But Trump made clear he feels that any firm acknowledgement of Russias involvement would undermine the legitimacy of his election.Trump embraces PutinPresident questions intelligence on election meddling By Lisa MascaroThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „Key members of Con-gress, including some Republicans, are criti-cizing President Donald Trumps performance at a press conference with Russian President Vlad-imir Putin as bizarre,Ž shamefulŽ and a missed opportunityŽ to stand up to Russia.House Speaker Paul Ryan delivered a strongly worded state-ment, saying theres no questionŽ that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, and noting that U.S. intelligence agencies and a House panel agreed.The president must appreciate that Russia is not our ally,Ž Ryan said, in what was, for the mild-mannered speaker, akin to a repri-mand. Ryan said Russia remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals.ŽOther high-profile Republicans also expressed dismay.I never thought I would see the day when O cials: Trumps actions bizarre, shamefulBy Deb RiechmannThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The paper chase is on.Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaughs opponents are digging through documents at President George W. Bushs library in Texas and other repositories around the country looking for any-thing that could help derail his nomination.The trail of documents is extensive as Kavanaugh spent five years in the Bush White House and 12 years as a federal judge. Kavanaugh supporters say theyd be shocked if anybody found anything that would taint a man they say has unquestioned integrity.During his past 12 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Nominees paper trail might color con rmationSupreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, right, stands with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., before the start of their meeting, Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington. [CLIFF OWEN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] See STARRY, A5 See TRUMP, A5See ACTIONS, A5 See NOMINEE, A5


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Sunday, July 15 Fantasy 5: 3-8-10-13-30 Monday, July 16 Pick 5 Afternoon: 7-9-2-3-9 Evening: 6-6-8-7-2 Pick 4 Afternoon: 5-4-8-4 Evening: 9-1-5-0 Pick 3 Afternoon: 9-1-2 Evening: 3-7-1 Pick 2 Afternoon: 5-3 Evening: 8-8LOTTERY CAIROEgypt draft bill to immune senior military of“ cersEgypts parliament has passed a draft bill that could immune senior military offi-cers from future prosecution related to violence following the 2013 overthrow of an elected but divisive Islamist president.The draft bill, which gained legislators approval on Monday, gives President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi the right to name officers who are eligible for rewards that include ministerial benefits and immunity from investigation for any offences committed from July 3, 2013 to June 8, 2014 „ namely from the day of former President Mohammed Morsis overthrow to el-Sissis first day as president. The draft bill still needs el-Sissis approval to become law.CAIROEgypt orders 15-day detention of news website editorA lawyer says Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the 15-day detention of the chief editor of an independent news website shortly after he was ordered released from prison in a different case.Defense lawyer Fatma Serag said Thursday that Masr al-Arabia chief editor Adel Sabri was ordered to be detained Tuesday on charges of spreading false news and joining an outlawed group.Serag says Sabri, who was arrested in April on similar charges including operating an unlicensed website, was set to be released Monday on bail of $558) before he was summoned for interrogation over his involvement in the other case.MCADOO, PA.Federal grand jury indicts man accused of threatening TrumpA federal grand jury has indicted a Pennsylvania man who has been sought since last month on allegations that he threatened several government officials, including President Donald Trump.Federal prosecutors say 27-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo is accused of having posted threats on Facebook in early June naming the president and anyone trying to detain him on the basis of a bench warrant. A poster released earlier by federal marshals said Christy is wanted for failure to appear on Schuylkill County assault charges and for a Northamp-ton County probation violation. The Associated Press DATELINESMANAGUA, NICARAGUAFriends and family carry the cof“ n with the body of Gerald Vasquez, who was killed during a July 14 attack by police and paramilitary forces, Monday in Managua, Nicaragua. At least 10 people were shot dead in Nicaragua as police and paramilitary groups attacked roadblocks set up by antigovernment demonstrators demanding President Daniel Ortegas exit from of“ ce, a rights group said. [ALFREDO ZUNIGA/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]MOSCOWRussian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron wait after the “ nal match Sunday at the 2018 World Cup in Moscow, Russia. France has announced the closure of its of“ ce in Russia that promotes exports and investments in France. A statement by the French Embassy on Monday said the decision to close the of“ ce was made because operating conditions have degraded considerablyŽ in recent months. [MARTIN MEISSNER/AP] By Elliot Spagat and Colleen LongThe Associated PressSAN DIEGO „ A federal judge on Monday ordered a temporary halt to deportations of immigrant families reunited after being separated at the border, as the Trump administration races to meet a July 26 deadline for putting thousands of children back in their parents arms.U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw imposed a delay of at least a week after a request from the American Civil Lib-erties Union, which cited persistent and increasing rumors ... that mass deportations may be carried out imminently and immediately upon reunification.ŽJustice Department attorney Scott Stewart opposed the delay but did not address the rumors in court.The ACLU requested that parents have at least one week to decide whether to pursue asylum in the U.S. after they are reunited with their children. The judge held off on deciding that issue until the government outlines its objections in writing by next Monday.ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt told reporters that he was extremely pleasedŽ by the halt and that parents need time to think over with their children and advisers whether to seek asylum.Its hard to imagine a more profound or momentous deci-sion,Ž he said.The hearing in San Diego occurred as the government accelerated reunifications at eight unidentified U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement locations. The families are scattered around the country, the adults at immigration detention centers, the children at shelters overseen by the government.Annunciation House, a shelter in El Paso, said the government has begun transporting children in a tremendous amount of airline flightsŽ to El Paso and elsewhere. Director Ruben Garcia said he is preparing to take in as many as 100 reuni-fied families a day.Late last month, Sabraw ordered the government to reunite the thousands of children and parents who were forcibly separated at the border by the Trump administration this spring. He set a deadline of July 10 for children under 5 and gave the government until July 26 to reunite more than 2,500 youngsters ages 5 to 17.On Monday, the judge commended the government for a plan submitted over the weekend to reunify the older children. The plan calls for DNA testing and other screening measures only if red flags are raised during background checks.Jonathan White of the Office of Refugee Resettle-ment, who is overseeing the governments effort, assured the judge that some reunifications of older children already occurred, and it is our intent to reunify children promptly.Ž He went into detail on how the process was working.The judge praised Whites testimony, saying, What is in place is a great start to making a large number of reunifications happen very, very quickly.ŽJustice Department attor-neys also assured Sabraw the children were well cared for, offering him a visit to a shel-ter if he wanted. The judge replied that the main concern wasnt whether the children were well cared for.Obviously the concern that has been at issue has been the passage of time,Ž he said. No matter how nice the environment is, its the act of separation from a parent, particularly with young chil-dren, that matters.ŽSabraw has scheduled three more hearings over the next two weeks to ensure compliance with his order.Also Monday, advocates said in federal court in Los Angeles that immigrant chil-dren in government custody are being given poor food, kept in unsanitary conditions and face insults and threats. The allegations came amid a long-running effort by attorneys to have a courtappointed monitor oversee the U.S. governments com-pliance with a decades-old settlement governing the treatment of immigrant chil-dren caught on the border.Attorneys interviewed immigrant parents and chil-dren in June and July about their experiences in Border Patrol facilities, family deten-tion and a youth shelter. They described much of the testimony as shocking and atrocious.ŽFamilies described meals of frozen sandwiches and spoiled food, overflowing toilets and guards yelling at them and kicking them while they slept. Children said they were hungry and scared when their parents were taken away.Judge halts deportation of reuni ed familiesRuling temporary; comes as government scrambles to reunite kids by July 26 deadline Allison, 6, and her mother Cindy Madrid share a moment during a news conference Friday in Houston, where the mother and daughter spoke about the month and one day they were separated under the President Donald Trump administration immigration policy. [MARIE D. DE JESS/HOUSTON CHRONICLE VIA AP FILE]

PAGE 3 | Tuesday, July 17, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS EUSTISSexual predator charged with assaulting boy 3 timesA convicted child molester is back in jail after he sexually assaulted a boy at a friend's house last week, authorities say. According to an arrest affidavit, Sean Alex Sims, 49, sought refuge at a female friend's house because he was having trouble with some men and didn't feel safe at his own place, but while he was there he sexual assaulted a teen boy three days in a row.The boy told deputies he was awakened by Sims late Wednesday night. He said Sims led him to a spare bedroom, where he sexually assaulted him. The boy said he told Sims he didn't want to but was forced to comply. He was assaulted the following two days as well, accord-ing to the affidavit.A deputy spotted Sims driving Sunday morning, pulled him over and arrested him. Sims claimed the allegations weren't true.Florida Department of Corrections records show that Sims served eight years in prison on charges of attempted sexual battery of a child under 12 and lewd and lascivious assault on a child under 16. He was released in 2010 and is registered as a sexual predator.TAVARESMan charged with sex assaults on girlA 19-year-old Spring Hill man was charged with sexually assaulting a girl under 12 after the girl told a friend the man had repeatedly touched her and forced her to touch him between March and April. According to an arrest report, the abuse came to light when the girl's friend made her tell another adult.The victim said Greg-ory Allen Mancuso, 19, had put his hand down her pants multiple times and and touched her and that he had forced her to touch him as well. He also made her watch a video of two children having sex.She said Mancuso called these sessions "bonding time."Mancuso was charged with sexual battery on a victim under 12 was was booked into the Lake County Jail without bond.EUSTISLake County school immunization hours extended for July 26Three Florida Depart-ment of Health facilities in Lake County will stay open later on July 26 to allow students preparing to go back to school to receive required immunizations.The shot clinics, open until 6:30 p.m., are at 875 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont, 352989-9001; 2113 Griffin Road in Leesburg, 352360-6548; and 249 E. Collins St. in Umatilla, 352-771-5500.Sims Mancuso Police of“ cers sneak up on an emu, circled, that got loose on the Howey bridge. [FACEBOOK] By Frank Stanfield TAVARES „ The span of bridge from Howey-in-the-Hills to Tavares is long, scenic, and a bridge over troubled waters, with a history of cars plunging into Little Lake Harris, and on Sunday, an injured bird leading law enforcement offi-cers on a chase.The call at 12:56 p.m., was weird: Emu with a sock over its head, a rope around its neck and an injured leg running amok on the Howey Bridge, according to Tavares Police Cpl. Sarah Coursey.The two-lane bridge, which has been under construction forever for months, is busy enough without weirdness.Traffic was stopped, however, as Tavares officers, sheriffs deputies and county animal control staffers tracked down the bird. The bird later died.It is not clear how the emu ended up in the predicament in the first place.For such a narrow stretch of road, the bridge is accumulating quite a trove of strange stories.In May, a woman driving across the bridge swerved to avoid hitting something in the road and plunged into the water. She was rescued. A man driving across in 1947 wasnt so lucky. He died in that accident.O cers corral injured emu Injured bird later died a er its Sunday a ernoon jaunt By Frank Stanfield frankstanfield@ dailycommercial.comTAVARES … The woman who hanged herself in her jail cell Saturday after being arrested two days earlier on drug and child neglect charges was very out of itŽ when she first came to the jail, accord-ing to a report on her death. However, Tiffany Michelle Allen was acting normal just a few hours before a trusty discov-ered her body, the report said. Allen, 35, was arrested with three other people on Thursday after two children, ages 7 and 10, were discovered at 1 p.m., by a resident of Clerbrook RV Park in Clermont. She said the children were thirsty, hungry and hot. They had locked themselves out of a trailer and said they had not seen their parents since dinnertime the day before. ƒthe children confided to her that their caregivers often speak of drug use in their pres-ence,Ž according to the arrest affidavit. Woman seemed ne prior to hanging herselfInvestigation showed Ti any Allen was normal before death SaturdayAllen University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft earned $1.18 million for the 2016-2017 academic year. [WENDY DEWHURST CLARK / GATEHOUSE MEDIA] By Lloyd DunkelbergerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Three state university presidents in Florida earned more than $1 million in pay and other compensation during the 2016-2017 academic year, a new national survey showed.University of Central Flor-ida President John Hitt, who retired last month, earned $1.28 million, according to the survey published Sunday by The Chronicle of Higher Education.University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft earned $1.18 million, and Uni-versity of Florida President Kent Fuchs earned $1.1 mil-lion, the survey showed.In its annual survey of some 250 public college and univer-sity presidents, The Chronicle said the three Florida university leaders were among a dozen public school presidents who earned more than $1 million in 2016-2017. Com-pensation packages averaged $560,000 for all public uni-versity presidents.The pay packages included base pay but also other compensation such as performance bonuses, housing allowances, vehicles and deferred compensation plans.3 state university leaders top $1 million Ion Sancho, who served as Leon County elections supervisor for nearly three decades, told reporters that universities like the University of Florida and Florida State ahave large, dense populations of basically captive citizens.Ž [PHOTOS BY LAUREN BACHO / GATEHOUSE MEDIA] By Dara KamNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Florida elections officials were wrong to block on-campus early voting sites in Gainesville and Tallahassee, lawyers for the League of Women Voters of Florida told a federal judge Monday.But attorneys representing the state argued there was no indication that college students „ or anyone else „ would have voting rights abridged due to an advisory opinion under scrutiny in the federal lawsuit filed this year by the League of Women Voters and other plaintiffs.U.S. District Judge Mark Walker gave no indication how he would rule after hearing nearly three hours of arguments Monday in the case, which involves the states position about early voting locations at the University of Florida and Florida State University.CASTING BALLOTSJudge weighs early voting sites at UF, FSUSecretary of State Ken Detzners of“ ce in 2014 found that the Reitz Student Union on the University of Florida campus did not meet statutory guidelines for early voting sites. See BRIEFS, A4 See LEADERS, A4 See HANGING, A4 See BALLOTS, A4


A4 Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | Funeral Services Lynda Sue BrinkmanLynda Sue Brinkman, 75, of Leesburg died Friday, July 13, 2018. Steverson Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares. Born the only daughter of Martin and Erna Theilig in 1932, in Boston Massachusetts. She grew up enjoying the beach at Cape Cod, dancing at local social events and working with her mother in their victory garden. She was involved in girls athletics in high school,including “eld hockey, archery and snow skiing. She completed her studies and became a cosmetologist after high school. She married her high school sweetheart, Richard DickŽ Davis. They had three sons, Rick, Roy and Bob. In the early “fties, the family moved to Montverde, Florida and owned and operated the Montverde Fishing Camp on Lake Apopka. She was involved with the local Womens group through her church, participating in and hosting local events and charity activities. After moving closer to Clermont, she was involved with the local Garden Club, including judging ”ower show. She also was an active participant in her sons school activities and “eld trips. Nancy held jobs in local retail stores and doctors of“ces. She was an active member of her Woodlands Lutheran Church community. After the death of her husband, Dick, and later retiring, she enjoyed travel and being a beloved grandmother to her six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Nancy later married Clyde Hendrix, whom she met through the local Garden Club. They enjoyed gardening, traveling and socializing with a wide group of friends, both local and where they summered in North Carolina. After Clydes death, Nancy continued enjoying her activities with the Garden Club, AARP and playing cards with her circle of friends. In her golden years, she was a resident of Brookdale Assisted Living, until her passing. She is survived by her sons, Rick Davis and his wife Susan (Sebastian, FL) and Roy Davis and his wife Moira (Clermont, FL); her grandchildren, Adrienne Davis (Wichita, KS), Robert Davis (Jacksonville, FL), Matthew Davis (Casselberry, FL), Ian Davis (Clermont, FL), Kristi Lankford (Dallas, GA) and Kase Holmes (Casselberry, FL) and her great-grandchildren Wes, Logan, Jaeden, Kameron, Makayla and Makenzie. Nancy is preceded in death by her “rst husband Richard Davis, her second husband Clyde Hendrix and youngest son, Robert Davis. In lieu of ”owers a donation may be made to the Woodlands Lutheran Church, 15333 County Rd. 455, Montverde, FL 34756 Nancy Helene Davis Hendrix There is no charge for immunizations for children and teenagers up to age 18, provided they are still enrolled in elementary, middle or high school. Parents or guard-ians must bring a copy of the childs immunization records.Immunization services are offered Monday through Fridays at the locations listed above. The Health Department also offers back-to-school physical examinations by appointments only.For information, contact the Florida Department of Health in Lake County at 352-771-5500 or PETERSBURGReport: Florida's economy tops $1 trillionFlorida's economy has topped $1 trillion, meaning that if Florida was its own nation, it would have the 17th-largest economy in the world.The Tampa Bay Times reports that's bigger than Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Argentina and the Netherlands.The Florida Chamber Foundation in a release said the state is adding about $2.74 billion to the state's gross domestic product each day.The chamber has launched the "Florida 2030" initiative to address problem areas in the economy, such as the achievement gap in schools and the poverty rate.Despite hitting the $1 trillion mark, there's still room to grow. Wage growth has long been pointed to by economists as an area Florida's econ-omy „ and the national economy „ need to address to continue growing. BRIEFSFrom Page A3 Other Florida univer-sity presidents in the top 100 of the survey included John Thrasher of Florida State Univer-sity at $634,437, Mark Rosenberg of Florida International University at $619,739 and John Kelly of Florida Atlantic University at $608,573.The survey included partial-year salaries for presidents at Florida A&M University and the University of West Flor-ida. But a more complete Florida presidential-pay survey was produced during UCFs search for its new president this year.Based on 2016-2017 data, University of North Florida President John Delaney, who has retired, earned $766,121, according to Sibson Consulting. Florida G ulf Coast University President Wilson Bradshaw, who has also retired, earned $686,525.Florida Polytechnic University President Randy Avent earned $538,517. Florida A&M President Larry Robinson earned $443,907. University of West Florida President Martha Saun-ders earned $432,915. And New College of Florida President Donal OShea earned $357,250, accord-ing to the Sibson survey.The Chronicle also surveyed compensation packages for 570 presidents of private colleges and universities.Among the Florida presidents in the top 250 in the private-school survey was University of Miami president Donna Shalala, who has retired and is running for Con-gress, at $1.47 million.George Hanbury of Nova Southeastern University earned $1.69 million. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University President John P. Johnson, who has retired, earned $879,358.Florida Institute of Technology president Anthony Catanese, who has retired, earned over $1 million, according to the survey. Larry Thomp-son of the Ringling College of Art and Design earned $629,640, and Wendy Libby of Stetson Univer-sity earned $573,015.William Fleming of Palm Beach Atlantic Uni-versity earned $ 474,693 and William Abare, who has retired as president of Flagler College, earned $473,822, the survey showed. LEADERSFrom Page A3Deputies called the Department of Children and Families and left the children with the neigh-bor, who gave them something to eat and drink and let them come into her air-conditioned home. They were about to leave when Allen, Lane Griffith, 35, Britni Wilson, 33, and Darryl Pulley, 35, pulled up in a 2007 Ford Escape. There was also a 15-month-old toddler lying in the back seat without a diaper, food or water. There was no child safety restraint seat. One of the children left overnight was Allens daughter. The toddler and the other child left at the trailer were the responsibility of Pulley and Wilson, according to the Lake County Sheriffs Office. The adults told confusing, sometimes conflicting st ories. At first, Wilson and Griffith said they left the children with friendsŽ at the park, though they could not name the friends, according to deputies. As for Allen, she did not understand what was going on.Ž She said her child left the park at Lake David to stay with the other child. Ms. Allen then gave two different times that her child was left, which was 4 a.m., or 11 a.m., on July 10.Ž She told deputies she was out walking all night and did not know where her daughter was. It should be noted that Ms. Allen appeared to be under the influence.Ž As deputies prepared to check her for any possible weapons she dropped a napkin she was holding against a cut on her finger, and a piece of plastic fell to the ground. The plastic held methamphetamine. The trusty who discov-ered Allens body noted in the investigation that Allen was hallucinating, talking to herself and virtually climbing the walls.Ž Jail staffers put her on strip outŽ status. They removed her clothing and put her in a gown made of material that is impossible to knot. At some point she talked to a mental health expert and was asked several questions in a health screen, including Have you ever tried or seriously con-sidered killing or hurting yourself?Ž Eventually, she calmed down, the trusty reported, and was issued the usual orange jump suit, bedding and was put into a cell with another prisoner. She reportedly had no problems with her cellmate. The report said she seemed to be in good spirits and was asking for shampoo and other items so she could take good care of herself.Ž The trusty gave her a breakfast tray at about 7 a.m. Her cellmate was taken out of the cell for a meeting at 7:50 a.m. Sometime after 11:20 a.m., while handing out lunch trays, the trusty discovered her hanging from the bed with a sheet tied around her neck. Griffith, Wilson and Pulley were charged with child neglect. HANGINGFrom Page A3The controversy is centered on whether the constitutional rights of students were violated by an interpretation of a state law by Secretary of State Ken Detzners office.Detzners office in 2014 found that a student union on the University of Florida campus did not meet statutory guidelines for early voting sites, which are limited to government offices, such as county courthouses, and voting offices, along with govern-ment-owned community centers and convention centers. The law also allows county elections officials to choose one wild cardŽ locale. The lawsuit alleged the state was placing an unjustifiable burden on the voting rights of hundreds of thousands of eligible Florida votersŽ and that Detzner's policy disproportion-atelyŽ impacted the states younger voters.But lawyers for the state argued that the advisory opinion, authored by Department of State Division Director Maria Matthews, has not done any harm.There has been no claim whatsoever that one person has been denied the right to vote,Ž Mohammad Jazil, a private lawyer representing the Department of State, told the judge during arguments Monday.But lawyers for the plain-tiffs argued that the early voting site at the J. Wayne Reitz Union on the University of Florida campus meets the threshold of a government-owned facil-ity eligible to be an early voting site and that the site was necessary for students and workers who could not vote elsewhere because they were tethered to park-ing spots snagged after they arrived on campus in the morning. About 68 percent of Gainesville voters work at or attend the university, and the nearest early-voting site is about a mile away, lawyers for the plaintiffs said.Walker queried both sides on the issue during Mondays arguments, asking lawyers for the state why allowing the early voting site on campus would not give more access to students and others.Lawyers for the state said elections officials could choose a wild cardŽ location, permissible under state law, if they wanted to use sites such as Reitz Union. But Elisabeth Frost, who represents the plaintiffs, said that, in Alachua County, the wild cardŽ spot had already been allo-cated to a church more than 20 miles north, to accommodate minority voters in the rural area. She argued that the advi-sory opinion would keep young voters from being able to cast ballots.Theres a shadow cast that is keeping supervisors from putting early voting sites where young voters are,Ž Frost said. At a cer-tain point you have to call a banana a banana.ŽThe judge pressed the state to explain what its position would be in the future, should he agree that the secretary of states advisory opinion didnt amount to irreparable harm, as the plaintiffs are seeking. And he questioned whether requiring students to walk a mile to cast their ballots was equitable.Floridas young popula-tion is going to have trouble getting to early vote,Ž the judge noted. At some point, common sense has to come into play.ŽWalker angrily demanded an answer from the states lawyers, asking if the state would allow supervisors of elections to allow early voting on campus sites such as the Reitz Union.Its a bit of a difficult question for us to answer,Ž Florida Department of State General Counsel David Fugett said. I cant imag-ine why we would say no to that, but theres lots of things I cant imagine.ŽIon Sancho, who served as Leon County elections supervisor for nearly three decades, told reporters that universities like Florida State and UF have large, dense populations of basi-cally captive citizens.ŽQuite frankly, if you are charged with making voting accessible, what you do want to do with early voting locations is put them in dense resi-dential areas where people lack transportation,Ž he said. I believe its simply part of the partisan politics of our culture. Quite frankly, Republicans dont want young people to vote today.Ž BALLOTSFrom Page A3

PAGE 5 | Tuesday, July 17, 2018 A5our American President would stand on the stage with the Russian President and place blame on the United States for Russian aggression,Ž tweeted Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. This is shameful.ŽSen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., called it bizarreŽ and flat-out wrongŽ for Trump to suggest that both the U.S. and Russia are to blame for the deteriorated state of the two countries relationship.Even Trumps sometimes ally Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina called the summit a missed opportunity by President Trump to firmly hold Russia accountable for 2016 meddling and deliver a strong warning regard-ing future elections.ŽGraham quipped that Trump ought to check a soccer ball Putin gave to Trump for listening devices, and never allow it in the White House.ŽThe Republican rebuke from Capitol Hill came largely from those lawmakers who have been willing to openly criticize the president. But key Republicans, Democrats and others in Washington appeared stunned that Trump refused to publicly condemn Russian interference in the 2016 election or warn against future meddling during the joint press conference with Putin in Finland.Trump appeared to take the Russian presidents denial of interference at face value while calling the U.S.s own Justice Department special counsels probe as a disaster.Ž That U.S. investigation, led by special counsel Robert Mueller, unveiled an indictment Friday against 12 Russian intel-ligence officers accused of hacking Democratic emails during the 2016 campaign.At the joint appearance in Finland with Putin, Trump repeated the Russian leaders denials about involvement in the election.He just said its not Russia,Ž Trump said of Putin. I will say this: I dont see any reason why it would be.ŽFormer intelligence chiefs who served under President Barack Obama were scathing in their criticism of his remarks. John Brennan, who served as CIA director between 2013 and January 2017, called the presidents comments treasonous.ŽDonald Trumps press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of high crimes & misde-meanors. It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trumps com-ments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patri-ots: Where are you???Ž Brennan tweeted.James Clapper, who was director of national intelligence under Obama between 2010 and 2017, described Trump remarks as truly unbelievable.Ž ACTIONSFrom Page A1Circuit, he has written roughly 300 opinions and law review articles and has given speeches across the country.Before that, he spent two years in the White House counsels office and three years as staff secretary where he had eyeballs on nearly every-thing Bush saw, signed and said. Tens of thousands of pages of documents crossed Kavanaughs desk and if lawmakers demand to see the bulk of them, the Senate confirmation process could be a drawn-out affair.The archival staff at the Bush library in Dallas is working to provide access to open records related to Kavanaughs White House years. The National Archives says the documents are being compiled on one webpage as was done for the records of Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, Trumps first pick for the high court.The Senate Judiciary Committee, which will vote on the nomination, has been in preliminary discus-sions with various places that maintain records from Kavanaughs public service.The panel also has asked Kavanaugh to provide information about his work for Bush, and for independent counsel Kenneth Stars team, where Kava-naugh co-wrote the report that served as the basis for President Bill Clintons impeachment.In questionnaires sent out last Friday, the com-mittee also asked about his work on the Bush campaign effort to halt the recount of votes in Flo rida in the disputed 2000 election.After Trump nominated Neil M. Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, the exec-utive branch released all the internal White House correspondence that was related to him. But Kava-naugh was so involved in the inner workings of the Bush White House, some of his correspondence might still be classified under provisions of the Presidential Records Act.The paper chase began just hours after Trump announced his pick.The next morning, American Bridge 21st Century, a political action committee thats funded by Democrats and does opposition research, had someone at the Bush library waiting for it to open. The group also has filed dozens of Freedom of Information Act requests and dispatched dozens of people around the country to peruse Kavanaugh-related material.Besides the Bush library, the group has people scouring files at sites in the nations capi-tal, Yale University where Kavanaugh earned his law degree, the National Archives and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas.We are searching through all of the publicly available information we can get our hands on because we hope to properly highlight the dangers of having Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court,Ž said Harrell Kirstein, commu-nications director for the group. NOMINEEFrom Page A1Obviously, Id love to get a court ruling on this, but honestly, this settlement encompasses everything we could have hoped for out of that,Ž Talcott said. It also speaks clearly in that the citys sign code was unconstitutional. They couldnt have defended it in court so they are agreeing to change it to something constitutional and thats big because its one of the reasons we took this case on.First and foremost, we wanted to help the family save the mural and their property, but we also saw this unconstitutional sign code that no one in Mount Dora should be subjected to.ŽThe feud erupted in mid-2017 when the homeowners commissioned artist Richard Barrenechea to paint a drab masonry wall in front of their home on Old U.S. Highway 441 near downtown. The city at first classified the Starry NightŽ mural as graffiti and cited the couple, but later decided the painting constituted an illegal sign. The homeowners directed Barrenechea to carry the Starry NightŽ theme over to their house after city officials reportedly told them the masonry wall had to match the house.When Nemhauser and Jastrzebski refused to paint the wall and house a traditional color for their sons sake (hes autistic and loves the painting), City Magistrate David Tegeler imposed a $100-a-day fine for each day the mural remained but capped it at 31 days for a total of $3,100.In response, the couple sued the city in state court, but then dropped suit to refile the case as a federal lawsuit.In February, a federal judge granted a restraining order temporarily block-ing the city from imposing additional fines on the house.Residents have shown support by way of letters, notes and emails to the homeowners, to the artist and to the city.An online petition by residents urging city offi-cials to keep the mural was also posted on and has garnered close to 12,000 signatures.Nemhauser and Barrene-chea said they are grateful for the positive support they received from the community and beyond.Nemhauser said she is also just ready to put the situation behind them and live happily ever afterŽ in their Starry Night house.It happened like two or three times that art teach-ers came to me and say, Look at w hat you inspired in our class, and they show me like four or five paintings of Starry Night and thats very touching for me,Ž Barrenechea said. I couldnt be happier than I am now.ŽCity officials declined to comment on the case as it is pending finalization. STARRYFrom Page A1The wall and house painted with a Starry NightŽ theme are seen near downtown Mount Dora. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] Stand ing alongside Putin, Trump steered clear of any confrontation with the Russian, going so far as to question American intelligence and last weeks federal indictments that accused 12 Russians of hacking into Democratic email accounts to hurt Hill-ary Clinton in 2016.I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that Pres-ident Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.He just said its not Russia. I will say this: I dont see any reason why it would be,Ž Trump said.His skepticism drew a quick formal statement „ almost a rebuttal „ from Trumps director of national Intelligence, Dan Coats.We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to under-mine our democracy, and we will continue to provide unvarnished and objec-tive intelligence in support of our national security,Ž Coats said.Fellow GOP politicians have generally stuck with Trump during a year and a half of turmoil, but he was assailed as seldom before as he returned home Monday night from what he had hoped would by a proud summit with Putin.Sen. John McCain of Arizona was most outspo-ken, declaring that Trump made a conscious choice to defend a tyrantŽ and achieved one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.Ž House Speaker Paul Ryan, who rarely criticizes Trump, stressed there was no questionŽ that Russia had interfered.Even staunch Trump backer Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker, called Trumps comments the most serious mistake of his presidencyŽ and said they must be corrected immediately.ŽFormer CIA Director John Brennan, who served under President Barack Obama, called Trumps words nothing short of treasonous.Ž Brennan tweeted: Not only were Trumps comments imbe-cilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???ŽIn a Fox News Channel interview after the summit, Putin pronounced the meetings the beginning of the pathŽ back from the Wests past efforts to isolate Russia. I think you see for yourself that these efforts failed, and they were never bound to succeed,Ž he said. TRUMPFrom Page A1


A6 Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Jim SaundersNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ A federal appeals court Monday cleared the way for considering a dispute about whether two teens can remain anonymous in a challenge to a new Florida law that raised the minimum age to buy rifles and other long guns.The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a two-page document that said it appears that this court has jurisdiction to consider this appeal,Ž though it said a final determination on that jurisdiction will be made later by a panel of judges who will hear the anonymity issue.The appeal stems from a ruling in May by U.S. Dis-trict Judge Mark Walker that a 19-year-old Alachua County woman, identified as Jane Doe,Ž could not remain anony-mous as a plaintiff in a National Rifle Association challenge to the gun law. The NRA also sought to add to the case a 19-year-old man, identified as John Doe,Ž who could be affected by the law.After Walkers ruling, the NRA went to the Atlanta-based appeals court seeking to allow the teens to remain anony-mous. The appeals court, however, raised a question about whether it should consider the ano-nymity matter and said that if it is determined that this court is without jurisdiction, this appeal will be dismissed.ŽThe NRA contended the appeals court has jurisdiction over the anonymity issue. Also, Attorney General Pam Bondis office, which has objected to the teens remaining anonymous, agreed that the appeals court could take up the dispute.The anonymity issue is rooted in a federal lawsuit that the NRA filed March 9 after Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a sweeping school-safety measure that in cluded new gun-related restric-tions. The legislation was a response to the Feb. 14 shooting at Parklands Marjory Stoneman Doug-las High School that left 17 students and faculty members dead. In part, the law raised from 18 to 21 the minimum age to purchase rifles and other long guns.After filing the lawsuit, the NRA moved to add the two teens to the case but sought to keep their identities private. NRA attorneys argued in a brief filed June 27 in the appeals court that the teens feared that being publicly named in and associated with the case would subject them to harassment, intimidation, threats, and potentially even physical violence.Ž It also pointed to numerous harassing and threatening emails and phone calls received by prominent NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer since the shooting in Park-land and the filing of the lawsuit.The context of this case „ and of Jane Doe and John Does request to remain anonymous „ cannot be understood apart from the tragic February 14 shoot-ing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and its aftermath,Ž the NRAs lawyers wrote in the brief. That event not only led to the enactment of the ban (on people under 21 buying guns) challenged in this case; it was the catalyst for a nationwide effort to restrict the possession and use of firearms. Funded by a group of anti-gun orga-nizations, activists have barnstormed the country advocating restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms.ŽIn ruling against the anonymity request in May, Walker wrote that if it were entirely up to this court, this court would not hesitate to grant the NRAs motion.Ž But Walker indi-cated he was bound by previous legal decisions.Based on precedent, this court finds that mere evidence of threats and harassment made online is insufficient to outweigh the customary and constitutionally-embed-ded presumption of openness in judicial pro-ceedings,Ž Walker wrote. This is especially true where the targets of such threats and harassment are not minors and where the subject at issue does not involve matters of utmost intimacy.ŽWhile the NRA and state await action from the appeals court on the anonymity issue, the underlying challenge to the law signed by Scott has largely remained on hold. After the anonymity issue is resolved, Walker will consider the le gality of the gun restriction.Meanwhile, Hammer filed lawsuits Friday in state and federal courts against five men she says have targeted her with harmful emails and phone calls since the massacre in Parkland.Jane Doe issue moves forward in gun caseNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE … Flor-ida is halting payments to a company upgrading the SunPass toll-collection system until all the changes in the $287 million project are deemed fully operational.ŽThe Florida Department of Transportation announced Monday it is withholding payments to Maryland-based Conduent State & Local Solutions as work continues on the SunPass Centralized Customer Service System, which was expected to be com-pleted June 11.The contract with our vendor includes a number of robust provisions related to performance and failure to meet obli-gations,Ž the department said in a statement that did not indicate how much money the state still owes Conduent or the number of payments remaining.Department spokesman Ed Seifert said Conduent has not submitted invoices for reimbursement since June 11. The contract to incorporate all back-office operations into a single operation was awarded in Novem-ber 2015.Conduents 1,575-page contract outlines that $5,000 a day in liquid damagesŽ may be imposed for each day from the go-liveŽ date that work fails to be considered completed.Transportation Secretary Mike Dew called the delays completely unacceptable.ŽThe department antic-ipates and expects that Conduent will continue to improve the operations of the SunPass call center, the website inter-face, the functionality of the mobile application interface and the availability and reliability of SunPass Plus, so that SunPass customers are provided the pre mium level of service they are entitled to expect,Ž Dew wrote in a letter Monday to Conduent President David Amoriell.Amoriell advised the state last week that the company had already made substantial improvements in recent weeks and will continue to strive for your complete satisfaction.ŽThe issues remaining from the upgrade include the effectiveness of the SunPass website and mobile application; issues related to multiple charges being applied through the payment processing system; and problems with the expanded SunPass Pl us application at airports, which was slow or unavailable in responding to airport gate systems when customers entered or exited parking facilities.As part of the conver-sion, SunPass Plus parking has been expanded from Orlando Internati onal Airport to include Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Palm Beach International Airport and Tampa International Airport.Amoriell said double charges against customers are being reversed, with letters prepared to notify customers.We will commit that customers will not be overcharged,Ž Amoriell wrote.As for the website, Amoriell wrote that an independent third-party vendor has been hired to identify ways to further improve the system.Despite the assertions to complete the work, no completion date has been set.The state continues to catch up on the back load of toll transactions … at least 100 million … that occurred after work on the upgrades began on June 5.As of Monday, more than 46 million transactions had been processed, starting with the oldest.The state is trying to process about 8 million transactions a day, double the daily average of toll transactions.Payments halted amid SunPass upgrade problemsAppeals Court appears set to hear anonymity dispute in NRA suit Florida will pay contractor no more until system is fully operational By Kathy Gannon and Munir AhmedThe Associated PressISLAMABAD „ Paki-stans independent Human Rights Commission warned Monday of blatant, aggressive and unabashedŽ attempts to manipulate the results of elections set for later this month, with prominent activist I.A. Rehman calling it the dirtiest electionŽ in the countrys troubled relation-ship with democratic rule.The Human Rights Com-mission of Pakistan (HRCP) in its statement raised sev-eral warning flags including allegations that members of disgraced prime minister Nawaz Sharifs Pakistan Muslim League party were being pressured to switch political loyalties,Ž while some of Sharifs candidates were being asked to step down.In jail since his return to Pakistan last week, Sharif is serving a 10-year sentence on corruption charges. On Monday he appealed the conviction as did his daughter, Maryam, and his son-in-law, who received seven and one-year sentences respectively also on charges of corruption over the familys purchase of luxury apartments in London. If the judge grants the appeal, Sharif could be released on bail.Violence has escalated in the run-up to the bal-loting, with horrific attacks over the weekend killing 153 people, including a pro-vincial assembly candidate during an election rally in southwestern Baluchistan province.In election-related violence, gunmen on Sunday night opened fire at the election headquarters of the secular Awami National Party in the town of Chaman in Baluchistan, wounding former senator Daud Achakzai who was campaigning for Zumurak Khan, a contender for a seat in the provincial legislature.On Friday in Baluch-istans Mastung district, an Islamic State group suicide bomber killed Siraj Raisani, a candidate for the provin-cial ass embly, along with 148 others during an elec-tion rally.So far more than 170 people have died in election-related attacks, underscoring the security threat ahead of the vote.The Human Rights Commission in its state-ment questioned a decision by the Election Commission of Pakistan to deploy 350,000 security person-nel outside as well as inside polling station on election day. Rehman expressed con-cern that the de ployment of security personnel to the polling stations could intimidate voters. Instead Human Right Commission member and co-founder Hina Jilani said security per-sonnel should be deployed to protect campaigns ahead of elections when the dan-gers are self-evident.These (terrorist) forces were supposed to be elimi-nated, but still they exist and can strike where they want,Ž said Jilani, who is also a member of the Elders, an international non-government organization of public figures known for their work promoting peace and human rights.At a news conference in the capital of Islamabad, Jilani bemoaned the grow-ing influence of radical religious forces,Ž and the participation in elections of proscribed groups operat-ing under new names.The HRCP feels strongly that the political space ceded to banned outfits has emboldened militant groups,Ž according to their statement.Sharifs Pakistan Muslim League party is heading into the race for the 342-seat National Assembly and four provincial parliaments weakened by the scandal surrounding Sharif and an irate military.Sharif, who has been banned from politics, is believed to have run afoul of the military, which has ruled Pakistan directly or indi-rectly for most of its 71-year history, when he sought to restrict its involvement in civilian affairs and criticized army efforts to combat extremist groups, despite Sharifs own past courting of religious groups in search of votes.Pakistan rights group issues warning

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By Paul WisemanThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The Trump administration on Monday brought cases against China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey at the World Trade Organization for retaliating against American tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.The United States has imposed tariffs of 25 per-cent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum on the grounds that the imported metals pose a threat to U.S. national security. China, the EU, Canada, Mexico and Turkey have counterpunched with taxes on more than $24 billion worth of U.S. exports.U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer said their retal-iation violates the rules of the Geneva-based WTO, which mediates trade disputes.Instead of working with us to address a common problem, some of our trad-ing partners have elected to respond with retaliatory tariffs designed to punish American workers, farmers and companies,Ž Lighthizer said.If the WTO agrees that the retaliatory duties violate its rules, it would assess the damage and calculate the tariffs that the United States would be entitled to impose in response „ retaliation for the retaliation. But WTO proceedings can drag on for years.In taxing imported steel and aluminum from some countries in March and others in June, President Donald Trump deployed a little-used weapon in American trade policy: Under the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, presidents are empowered to impose unlimited t ariffs on imports that the Com-merce Department asserts are threats to Americas national security.The WTO gives countries broad leeway to determine national secu-rity interests. But there was long an unwritten agreement that WTO member countries would use the national-security justification only very sparingly to avoid abuses.Trumps steel and alu-minum tariffs broke that taboo. Now the Commerce Department is pursuing another, bigger national-security case against auto imports. Hearings on the proposed auto tariffs are set for Thursday and Friday in Washington.Separately, Trump is engaged in a trade war with China over the aggressive tactics Beijing has used to challenge U.S. technologi-cal dominance. According to the Trump administration, these include outright cybertheft and forcing U.S. companies to hand over trade secrets in exchange for access to the Chinese market.Last week, the admin-istration announced 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, which wont take effect until at least September. On Monday, China said that it filed a WTO challenge against those proposed U.S. tariffs.US challenges China, EU, others at WTO over steel tari sIn this July 13 photo, Chinese-made children shoes carrying a Chinese map and U.S. ” ags are on display for a sale at a shop in Beijing. [ANDY WONG/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


A8 Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comByTheAmericanHeartAssociation J ustbackfromarunwithher husband,LauraMetroheard her6-year-olddaughter, Maison,screaming,Ithink Claydied!IthinkClaydied!Ž Metros3-year-oldson, whowasswimmingwithfamilyfriends,wasfoundatthebottomofthepoolwithhistowel. OnefriendstartedCPR…or theclosestthingheknewbased onwhathedseenonTV…on Claysblue,lifelessbody. ParamedicsarrivedandgotClays heartbeatingagain.Hewastaken byhelicoptertothehospitaland spenttwodaysinacomabefore makingwhatMetrocallsnothing shortofamiraculousrecovery.Ž Thedoctorssaid,Wedontknow whyhesalive.Theonlything…the onlything…wecanattributeitto isthebystanderCPR,ŽMetrosaid. Hedidntseetheinsideofahospitalforanhourandahalfafter almostdrowning.Thebystander CPRwasreallywhatdidit.Ž Drowningisthethird-leadingcause ofunintentionalinjurydeathworldwide,accountingfor7percentofall injury-relateddeaths,accordingto theWorldHealthOrganization.The agencyestimatesthereare360,000 annualdrowningdeathsworldwide. TheMetrosgoodfortuneisanecdotalevidenceofthefindingsfrom astudypublishedintheJune2017 editionofthejournalResuscitation,whichfoundthatchancesfor neurologicalrecoveryfromaneardrowningincreasewhenthevictim receivesCPRfromabystander. Wewouldadvocateforparents knowingCPR,andparticularlyif theyhaveapool,theyshouldbecome familiarandgettrainedinmouthto-mouthrescuebreathing,Žsaid Dr.MichaelSayre,aprofessorof emergencymedicineattheUniversityofWashingtoninSeattle. Whereashands-onlyCPRistypicallyfocusedonsomeonewhoisnot inthewaterandcollapsessuddenly forotherreasons,peopleunderwaterdiebecauseoflackofoxygen.Ž AfterClaysrecovery,Metro foundedanonprofitcalledCPRParty, usingthemodelofat-homeshopping partiestoencouragepeopletoteach andlearnCPR.Thelessonsarent equaltoofficialCPRcertification, Metrosaid,buttheywillknowwhat todoandhopefully,wecreateabridge tocertification.Wejustgivethemthat basicknowledgetoempowerthem.Ž Aboutoneinfivepeoplewhodie fromdrowningare14yearsoldor younger,accordingtotheCentersfor DiseaseControlandPrevention.And foreverychildwhodiesfromdrowning,anotherfivereceiveemergency departmentcarefornonfatalinjuries, oftenincludingbraindamage.The numbersareparticularlydiscouraging,expertssay,becauseinmany cases,drowningispreventable. Thebiggestthingwetrytoget throughtopeopleisyouneedto maintainconstant,activesupervisionwhenpeopleareinthewater,Ž saidAdamKatchmarchi,executive directoroftheNationalDrowning PreventionAlliance.Regardless ofageandswimmingability,you shouldneverswimalone.Youshould alwaysswimaroundsomeonewhos keepingthatvigilantwatchoverthe water,whetherthatbeaparentin abackyardpoolorwhetheryoure swimminginalifeguardedarea.Ž Onitswebsite,theNDPAstresses whatitcallslayersofprotection,Žincludingswimmertraining,facilitysafetyandparental responsibilitiesdesignedtoprevent drowning.Drowningcanhappenquicklyandsilently,without warning,Katchmarchisaid. WereusedtotheBaywatch drowning,wherepeopleseeon TVthatsomeonesgoingtobe wavingtheirarmsandscreamingforhelp,Žhesaid. Anactualdrowningvictim,when theyreinthat20-to60-secondfight forsurvival,theyreunabletocall forhelpbecausealloftheirenergyis beingusedtokeeptheirheadabove water.Alotoftimestheyrebobbingupanddown,goingunderand re-emergingandtryingtogetair,so itsreallydifficultforthemtocall outforhelp,ŽKatchmarchisaid. Itsreallyeasytosay,Oh,Im watchingmykids,butyourescrollingthroughFacebookoryourTwitter feed.ƒEvenifyouredistractedfor justashortperiodoftime,itcanhappenreallyquicklyandreallysilently.Ž EXERCISEDANCING GOODFOR THEBRAINResearchersat theUniversityof IllinoisatChicago foundthatolder sedentaryadults whoparticipated inaLatin ballroomdance programreported improvementsin memory,attention andfocus. TheMayoClinic oersthe followingtipsto getdancing: €Signupfora danceclassat acommunity college,YMCA, dancestudio orcommunity center. €Trydancingat homebyfollowing alongwithafree exercisevideo fromtheNational Instituteon AgingsGo4Life YouTubechannel. PSYCHOLOGYIMPROVE YOURMOODThefollowing tipstoimprove yourmindand moodcomefrom onegreenplanet. org. €Dosomething youloveevery day,likewriting inajournalor practicinga favoritehobby. €Ditchthe negativeself-talk. €EatyourB vitaminslikeB3, B5,B6,B7andB12. €Eatmoreplantbasedfoods tohelprelieve depression, anxietyand promotemental clarity. FUNFACTHUGFOR BETTER HEALTHEmbracing activatesthehormone oxytocin, which promotes afeelingof trustandsocial connection.Italso lowersyourbodys levelsofcortisol, thestresshormone,according toprevention. com. „Brandpoint HEALTH TODAYSWORKOUT Usethiscombomoveforaquickworkout ByMarloAllevaMoreContentNow O nthedaysyoudont feellikeworking onyourfitness, aimformovesthattarget multiplezones,andyou willbedoneinnotime. Ourmovetodayisawide squatwithasidecrunch. Youwillbeworkingyour lowerbody,quads,glutes, hamstrings,innerthighs andalsoyourcore. Beginthiscombomove byplacingyourfeetout inawidestance,angling thetoesoutward.Lower yourtorsobybending intheknees.Pushyour hipsslightlyforwardto engagetheabdomenand holdyourchesttall.Place eachhandgentlybehind theearsorneckandyou arereadytomove. Keepingthelowerbody engagedinasquatting position,begintobend tooneside.Keepingthe elbowsoutfromthebody, guidethechestwiththe bentelbow.Onceyoureach yourdeepestcontractionononeside,return tothestart.Andcontinue totheoppositeside. Keepthisside-tosidecrunchgoingforat leastfiveto10timeson eachside.Standfrom thesquat,andgiveyour legsashortbreak,then returnforthenextset. Giveyourselfatleast threetofivesetsofthis combomovement. Forvariation,youcan addlighthandweights,or standfromthesquatifit becomestoomuchtohold whileyouarecrunching. Thismovecanbedone onitsown,asitistargetingmultipleareas,but alsogreattoaddintoa lowerbody/coreroutine. Whateveryouchoose, justdoit.Youllbegladyou didwhenyouaredone. MarloAlleva,aninstructoratGoldsGymand groupfitnesscoordinator atFontaine-GillsYMCA inFlorida,canbereached widesquatwithsidecrunch.[ERNSTPETERS/THELEDGER] Drowningcanbefastandsilent, butitalsocanbepreventedSavealife Drowningisthethird-leading causeofunintentionalinjury deathworldwide,accountingfor7 percentofallinjury-relateddeaths, accordingtotheWorldHealth Organization.Theagencyestimates thereare360,000annualdrowning deathsworldwide. StayingsafeinthewaterSources:CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention/NationalDrowningPreventionAlliance Learntoswim Drowningisthesecond-leading causeofdeathinchildren betweenages1and4. Securethepool Installfencingwithselfclosinggatesatleast4feet hightoseparatethepool fromthehouseandtheyard. Teachsafety Talkaboutrisky behavior:diving orswimmingin unfamiliarwater, andalcoholor drugusewhilein ornearwater. Clearoutpooltoys Makesurechildrenarent temptedtoplayunsupervised. Rememberlifejackets Halfofallboatingdeaths couldbepreventedwith theiruse. 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PAGE 9 | Tuesday, July 17, 2018 A9 The News-Journal in Daytona Beach, a sister paper of the Daily Commercial, recently chronicled six deaths connected in one way or another to the abuse of opioids. The stories are difficult to read: A mother who died lying next to her 20-month-old son. A man police suspect was chewing on a patch that contained a slow-release version of the powerful painkiller Fentanyl. A young woman found, along with dozens of used syringes, in the house of one of two men who explained to police they share her.Ž Deaths like these are becoming heartbreakingly commonplace. And for every death, there are incalculable numbers of lives being slowly wrecked by the insidious influence of potent, addictive drugs. Foster-care providers, jails, hospitals and other public entities sag under the increased burden tied to the spike in opioid abuse. A Palm Beach Post series is peeling back the decades of bad policy that cast Florida as a credible culprit in the nations opioid-abuse epidemic. The states lax oversight of drugs with high potential for misuse helped create a cottage industry in bogus clinicsŽ that seemingly only existed to push pills „ with the tacit cooperation of the nations biggest drug companies. The state finally got serious about shutting them down, but not before many people became hooked, and Florida gained infamy as a pain-pill pipeline for the eastern United States. After Floridas crackdown, many turned to street drugs. Once again, Florida failed to act quickly enough. Officials are getting a better picture of the scope of the devastation that opioids „ both prescription pills and illegal counterparts like heroin „ have wrought. But the death toll will keep mounting if state officials dont develop a more aggressive plan and shift their focus to manage this as the public-health crisis that it is. Treating it as a criminal-justice problem isnt working. While the state should continue to prosecute large-scale dealers, criminalizing addiction has proved to be a failed policy that costs Florida governments billions for arrest and incarceration. Shifting that funding toward more effective treatment options makes sense. Attorney General Pam Bondi has already joined several other states suing pharmaceutical companies for the damages their heedless profiteering sparked. Money from those suits could help defray some of the costs of responding to the epidemic. But the state cant afford to wait on the courts. One immediate, and potentially very effective, response: The state should expand access to drugs that can manage the cravings and physical discomfort of quitting opioids „ making a successful recovery from active addiction much more achievable. The state should make it clear that substance-abuse funding will always emphasize the most successful means of treatment. Officials should also restore drug-treatment programs that until June 30 provided counseling and addiction treatment to people about to be released from prison. These are just a few of the avenues Florida could pursue. State leaders should look for more. The alternative „ watching deaths increase every year, and spending hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to deal with addictions grim impacts „ should never be acceptable. The Daytona Beach News-JournalOUR OPINIONChange tactics in addiction battle ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comWere too lazy, us Americans. Or maybe we lack the requisite skills. Either way, were obviously not up to staffing a high priority presidential enterprise. We cant cook. Serve food. Sling drinks. Wash dishes. Bus tables. Clean rooms. Tend gardens. We cant perform such work well enough to serve the presidents business interests. Or maybe its that we just wont do it cheaply enough. So once again, President Donald Trump has found himself forced to staff his beloved Mar-a-Lago Club with the very sort of workers he once vowed to banish „ those damn job-stealing foreigners. The blame, of course, lies not with our great president, but with our less-than-great selves. Were the apparent flaw in Donald Trumps plan to make America grand again. Americans „ or at least Americans drawn from South Floridas slovenly workforce „ just arent up to working within the gilded confines of his Palm Beach manor. The president and his cronies require something special from their servers. Perhaps an exotic East European accent. On July 5, Trumps beachside club submitted a request to the U.S. Department of Labor for permission to hire 61 non-American seasonal workers. According to Vox, Mar-a-Lago claimed that it needed 40 servers and 21 cooks to work at the club from October through May. The resorts application attests that qualified Americans cant be found to fill these essential jobs. The document also indicates that the famously ostentatious club, which charges members $200,000 a year to hang with the Great Leader, intends to pay imported cooks $13.31 an hour and servers $12.68 an hour. (No tipping allowed). Perhaps Mar-a-Lagos Third World pay scale accounts for the paucity of American applicants. Department of Labor records, however, indicate that other Trump properties, golf clubs, resorts and hotels, also covet cheap imported labor. ABC News reported that since Trump declared his candidacy in 2015, Trump brands have applied for more than 400 H-2B visas for low-skilled, non-agricultural seasonal workers. Vox reported that of the 144 seasonal job openings that Trump businesses posted from 2016 to 2017, only one was filled by an American. The other 143 went to H-2B visa holders. Its not just Trump bent on exploiting imported labor. Hundreds of hotels, ski resorts and restaurants clamor for H-2B seasonal workers. Its pretty obvious to South Floridians that local restaurants have hired a disproportionate number of servers with accents out of the old Soviet bloc. Apparently H-2B workers are so crucial to his brand that the cost-cutting business guy Donald Trump has trumped the xenophobic America-first Donald Trump. Candidate Trump promised cheering red hats that he would institute an absolute requirement to hire American workers for every visa and immigration program. No exceptions.Ž But self-dealing businessman Trump decided otherwise. Last July, his administration increased the annual allocation of H-2B visas from 66,000 to 81,000. Three days later, Trump properties applied for 76 visas. Fred Grimm, a longtime resident of Fort Lauderdale, has worked as a reporter or columnist in South Florida since 1976.ANOTHER OPINIONTrump opposes foreign worker visas „ except for Mar-a-LagoAs news consumers, we're swamped with information. Whether we read newspapers, watch cable news, or get stories from Aunt Judy on Facebook, we must decide which information is trustworthy. Advocacy journalism outlets including Fox News and MSNBC, ideological talk radio, and conspiracy websites like InfoWars make this difficult. Was Trump snookered by North Korea? Will his tariff war hurt the economy? How we answer that sort of questions may depend on where we get our news. As the midterm elections approach, we must be prepared for another misinformation onslaught from Russia. Media organizations are taking steps to push back. On July 6, the Washington Post reported that Twitter has purged 70 million fake and suspicious accounts since May to reduce the misinformation spread on its platform. Three days later, YouTube announced that it was giving $25 million to support legitimate news organizations, flag misinformation, and highlight authoritative news sources. Those actions reflect the emerging movement to help people become savvy news consumers. Media literacy organizations „ such as the National Association for Media Literacy Education, the Center for Media Literacy, and the News Literacy Project „ work to promote informed news consumption. Dozens of fact-checking organizations call out falsehoods by politicians and others. They include such well-known outlets as, the Washington Post's FactChecker, Snopes and PolitiFact. A report from Duke Reporters' Lab this year counted 149 fact-checking projects in 53 countries. Recently in Rome, more than 200 fact checkers from 56 countries participated in the world's largest fact-checking conference. The fake news fiasco of 2016 spurred public outrage and led to government action. According to Media Literacy Now, several states introduced or continued consideration of media literacy legislation in 2017 and 2018. In 2017, Washington, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Mexico passed media literacy education laws. All states should enact similar measures. Many universities now have media literacy majors and programs. The State University of New York at Stony Brook created the Center for News Literacy in 2007, which teaches undergraduate students to use critical thinking skills to judge the credibility of news reports. The website AllSides provides differing perspectives on major issues, sorting news stories from the left, right, and center. By fall, NewsGuard will be launched to fight fake news by providing users with reliability ratings and "nutrition labels" for 7,500 news and information websites. In May, Facebook announced plans to start a news literacy campaign by offering tips on how to detect fake news and by recruiting researchers to look for misinformation on its website. In early July, reported that the WikiProject will create news information boxes to help Google users judge the veracity of local news organizations. All these measures are important, but without individual responsibility, they won't amount to much. We still have a president who has turned a blind eye to the misinformation issue. We still have countries and groups determined to shape U.S. public opinion through sophisticated lies. Ultimately, the burden falls on all of us to be savvy news consumers and confirm the information in the messages that bombard us constantly. Don't believe everything Aunt Judy sends you on Facebook; verify it by checking several news sources. When you see misinformation, warn others. Russian bots and trolls wanting to destabilize the United States, Macedonian teenagers seeking profits, and misleading memes will be in full force for the 2018 midterms. They will set out to dupe you. Will you be able to sort out the truth from misinformation? Larry Atkins, the author of Skewed: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Media Bias (Prometheus Books), teaches journalism at Temple University and Arcadia University. This column was written for the Progressive Media Project, which is run by The Progressive magazine, and distributed by Tribune News Service.ANOTHER OPINIONFact-checking starts with you


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PAGE 11 | Tuesday, July 17, 2018 B1 SPORTS FOOTBALL | B2A&MS FISHER FACING NEW CHALLENGE IN THE SEC Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comLake Countys quartet of major leaguers have impacted the 2018 Major League Base-ball season in a variety of ways.One of the four might even play a significant role Tuesday if the American League beats the National League for the sixth time in as many years when the All-Star Game is played at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.The four locals „ Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor (attended Montverde Academy), Oakland catcher Jonathan Lucroy (Umatilla), Detroit reliever Shane Greene (East Ridge) and Col-orado outfielder Noel Cuevas (Montverde Academy) „ have enjoyed playing time this season. And while three of the four get a few days to recharge their batteries before the reg-ular season restarts Friday, Lindor will represent Lake County for the third-straight year in the Midsummer Classic.Lindor is one of two major leaguers who gradu-ated from area schools to appear in the All-Star game „ Lucroy played for the National league in the 2014 and 2016. Lindor leads local MLB quartetCleveland Indians Francisco Lindor throws out New York Yankees Giancarlo Stanton on Friday in Cleveland. [AP PHOTO / TONY DEJAK] Cleveland shortstop is lone area player in All-Star GameSee QUARTET, B3 Boston Red Soxs J.D. Martinez is tied for the Major League lead in home runs with 29. [AP PHOTO / WINSLOW TOWNSON] By Ben WalkerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ David Ortiz can now laugh, sort of, at the shifting culture of base-ball. For J.D. Martinez, Nolan Arenado, Aaron Judge and every other All-Star hitter, dealing with different defen-sive alignments is just part of the game.Tune in tonight and no telling where fans will see fielders. Especially in whats become merely an exhibition „ why not try a five-man outfield?To Big Papi, these overloaded infields are reshaping the sport. Not in a good way, either.It seems crazy, it seems like its taking some fun part of the game away,Ž the retired Red Sox slugger said Sunday at Nationals Park, site of this weeks All-Star action.It seems like there are 20 guys playing defense against you,Ž Ortiz said, playfully estimating shifts took away like 500 hits away from me.ŽHis idea: So I would take my chances, if MLB wanted to. Just saying to play normal, like the game is supposed to be played since Day One, just to see how that plays out.ŽMajor Leagues big shiftMoving defense set to play out in All-Star GameColorado Rockies Nolan Arenado is tied for second in the National League with 23 home runs. [AP PHOTO / DAVID ZALUBOWSKI] See SHIFT, B3 By Steve DouglasThe Associated PressCARNOUSTIE, Scotland „ Two rounds of 63, made eight months apart and on different sides of the Atlantic, are fueling the belief that Tommy Fleetwood can end the Ameri-can dominance of the majors at the British Open. The first came at the Dun-hill Links Championship in October when he broke the course record at Carnoustie, where the worlds oldest major will be staged this week.Then came another in the final round of the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills last month, which propelled him to within a stroke of eventual winner Brooks Koepka.Fleetwood, with his long, flowing hair and cherubic smile, was the face of last years British Open played at his home course of Royal Birkdale.With those recent 63s on his resume, its no surprise hes among the favorites 12 months on.The only thing they do is build your confidence and give you examples of what you can do,Ž Fleetwood said on Monday, but at the end of the day, come Thursday, its the Open Championship, and Ive got to go out there and hit the golf shots and hole the putts.ŽThis is a very different Car-noustie to the one Fleetwood faced last year, in a regular European Tour event that took place weeks after he became a father for the first time.Then, the fairways were green and lush, he wore a beanie to protect his head from the cold, and there were no imposing grandstands sur-rounding the greens.Fleetwood looks to end US streak in majorsSee PGA, B3By Steve GoffThe Washington PostMOSCOW „ No matter the venue or champion, the number of goals scored or nerve-racking shootouts, a World Cup always leaves enduring memories. Some tournaments bequeath more than others; this four-week wonder in Russia tendered a disproportionate harvest.Here are some that stand out:€ A competition that began by showcasing Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah pivoted midway through to Luka Modric, Eden Hazard and Kylian Mbappe. Harry Kane scored as many goals as Argentina. Neymar alternated between soccer phenom and aspiring actor.€ Prompted by Mbappe becoming the first teenager since him to score in a World Cup final, 77-year-old Pele tweeted: If Kylian keeps equaling my records like this, I may have to dust my boots off again.ŽBut the teen responded via Twitter: The king will always remain king.Ž€ Football is not coming home, but it did take a few big waistcoat-adorned steps toward England before revers-ing course and crossing the channel to its deserving home.€ The past two champions went home early. Spain ditched its Real Madrid-bound coach on the eve of the tournament, never found a rhythm and, to this moment, is still passing the ball side to side thinking it will unlock Russias 11-man resistance. Germany failed to advance past the first round for the first time in 80 years. € Operating under a cloud of suspicion in the wake of an Olympic doping scandal, Russia used smart tactics and rode a wave of nationalism to compensate for limited ability and advance to the quarterfinals. During a news conference after the 5-0 opening victory over Saudi Arabia, Coach Stanislav Cherchesov stepped away to take a call. Upon returning, he explained that it was the head of state.Ž€ Belgiums end-to-end dash on the final sequence of a 3-2 comeback victory over Japan in the round of 16 was the all-encompassing goal of the tournament. Highlights of a beautiful World Cup we wont forgetSupporters of the France team cheer and wave French national ” ags after France beat Croatia in the World Cup “ nal match in Moscow on Sunday. [BLOOMBERG PHOTO BY ANDREY RUDAKOV] See WORLD CUP, B3


B2 Tuesday, July 17, 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 TVCYCLING 7:30 a.m. NBCSN „ Tour de France, Stage 10, from Annecy to Le Grand-Bornand, France MLB BASEBALL 8 p.m. FOX „ 2018 MLB All-Star Game, at Washington NBA BASKETBALL 10 p.m. ESPN „ Summer League, Playoffs, championship, Cleveland-L.A. Lakers winner vs. Memphis-Portland winner, at Las Vegas SPECIALS 9 p.m. ESPN2 „ 2018 World Series of Poker, Big One for One Drop, at Las Vegas BASEBALL FCSL STANDINGSTEAM W L T GB Leesburg 23 7 .0 „ DeLand 16 14 0 7 Sanford 14 17 1 9.5 Winter Park 13 16 0 9.5 Winter Garden 12 17 1 10.5 Seminole 12 19 0 11.5Saturdays gamesLeesburg 6, Winter Garden 2 Leesburg 9, Winter Garden 7 Winter Park 9, Seminole 5 Winter Park 9, Seminole 2 DeLand 8, Sanford 2Wednesdays gamesDeLand at Leesburg, 7 p.m. Winter Garden at Seminole, 7 p.m. Sanford at Winter Park, 7 p.m.Thursdays gamesLeesburg at DeLand, 7 p.m. Seminole at Winter Garden, 6 p.m. Winter Park at Sanford, 7 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Boston 68 30 .694 „ New York 62 33 .653 4 Tampa Bay 49 47 .510 18 Toronto 43 52 .453 23 Baltimore 28 69 .289 39 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Cleveland 52 43 .547 „ Minnesota 44 50 .468 7 Detroit 41 57 .418 12 Chicago 33 62 .347 19 Kansas City 27 68 .284 25 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Houston 64 35 .646 „ Seattle 58 39 .598 5 Oakland 55 42 .567 8 Los Angeles 49 48 .505 14 Texas 41 56 .423 22Sundays GamesBaltimore 6, Texas 5 Boston 5, Toronto 2 Cleveland 5, N.Y. Yankees 2 Chicago White Sox 10, Kansas City 1 Detroit 6, Houston 3 Colorado 4, Seattle 3 Minnesota 11, Tampa Bay 7, 10 innings Oakland 6, San Francisco 2 L.A. Dodgers 5, L.A. Angels 3Mondays GamesNo Games ScheduledTodays GamesAL (Sale) vs. NL (Scherzer) at Washington, D.C., 8 p.m.Wednesdays GamesNo Games ScheduledThursdays GamesNo Games ScheduledFridays GamesN.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Boston at Detroit, 7:10 p.m. Miami at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m. San Francisco at Oakland, 9:35 p.m. Houston at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Philadelphia 53 42 .558 „ Atlanta 52 42 .553 Washington 48 48 .500 5 Miami 41 57 .418 13 New York 39 55 .415 13 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Chicago 55 38 .591 „ Milwaukee 55 43 .561 2 St. Louis 48 46 .511 7 Pittsburgh 48 49 .495 9 Cincinnati 43 53 .448 13 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Los Angeles 53 43 .552 „ Arizona 53 44 .546 Colorado 51 45 .531 2 San Francisco 50 48 .510 4 San Diego 40 59 .404 14Sundays GamesMiami 10, Philadelphia 5 Washington 6, N.Y. Mets 1 Atlanta 5, Arizona 1 Pittsburgh 7, Milwaukee 6, 10 innings St. Louis 6, Cincinnati 4 Colorado 4, Seattle 3 Oakland 6, San Francisco 2 L.A. Dodgers 5, L.A. Angels 3 Chicago Cubs 7, San Diego 4Mondays GamesNo Games ScheduledTodays GamesAL (Sale) vs. NL (Scherzer) at Washington, D.C., 8 p.m.Wednesdays GamesNo Games ScheduledThursdays GamesSt. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m.Fridays GamesSt. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. San Diego at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Miami at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. San Francisco at Oakland, 9:35 p.m. Colorado at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAAtlanta United FC 12 4 5 41 43 24 New York City FC 12 4 4 40 40 24 New York 11 5 2 35 37 19 Columbus 8 7 6 30 24 25 New England 7 5 7 28 32 28 Montreal 9 12 0 27 26 35 Philadelphia 7 9 3 24 25 30 Chicago 6 10 5 23 33 41 Orlando City 7 11 1 22 27 42 Toronto FC 4 11 4 16 30 38 D.C. United 3 7 5 14 26 30WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAFC Dallas 11 3 5 38 31 22 Los Angeles FC 10 4 5 35 41 28 Sporting Kansas City 9 5 6 33 37 27 Portland 8 3 6 30 26 22 Real Salt Lake 9 9 2 29 29 37 LA Galaxy 8 7 4 28 34 30 Houston 7 6 5 26 36 26 Vancouver 7 8 5 26 30 40 Minnesota United 7 11 1 22 26 38 Seattle 4 9 5 17 16 23 Colorado 4 11 4 16 22 32 San Jose 2 11 6 12 29 393 points for victory, 1 point for tieSaturdays GamesNew York 3, Sporting Kansas City 2 New York City FC 2, Columbus 0 LA Galaxy 3, New England 2 Montreal 2, San Jose 0 D.C. United 3, Vancouver 1 FC Dallas 3, Chicago 1 Minnesota United 3, Real Salt Lake 2 Orlando City 2, Toronto FC 1 Houston 0, Colorado 0, tieSundays GamesSeattle 1, Atlanta United FC 1, tie Portland 0, Los Angeles FC 0, tieWednesdays GamesNew England at Minnesota United, 8 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today ALL-STAR GAMEFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE American -126 at National +116 Updated Odds Available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueCLEVELAND INDIANS „ Optioned C Francisco Mejia to Columbus (IL). DETROIT TIGERS „ Sent OF Leonys Martin to Toledo (IL) for a rehab assignment. NEW YORK YANKEES „ Sent C Gary Sanchez to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL) for a rehab assignment. SEATTLE MARINERS „ Optioned RHP Matt Festa to Arkansas (TL). TAMPA BAY RAYS „ Designated RHP Ryan Weber for assignment. Optioned RHP ChihWei Hu to Durham (IL). TEXAS RANGERS „ Optioned LHP Yohander Mendez from Down East (Carolina) to Frisco (TL). Announced OF Austin Jackson cleared release waivers and is a free agent. Reinstated C Carlos Perez from the 10-day DL and assigned him outright to Round Rock (PCL) and LHP Joe Palumbo from the 60-day and optioned him to Down East. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Placed OF Kevin Pillar on the 10-day DL and 2B Lourdes Gurriel Jr. on the 7-day DL. Reinstated LHP Jaime Garcia and RHP Ryan Tepera from the 10-day DL.National LeagueCOLORADO ROCKIES „ Assigned RHP Brooks Pounders outright to Albuquerque (PCL). Optioned RHP Carlos Estevez to Albuquerque. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Traded LHP Hoby Milner to Tampa Bay for cash. Placed RHP Zach El“ n on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Recalled RHP Enyel De Los Santos from Lehigh Valley (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Optioned OF Austin Meadows and RHP Clay Holmes to Indianapolis (IL). Recalled RHP Tanner Anderson from Indianapolis. WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Optioned RHP Trevor Gott to Syracuse (IL). Sent 1B Ryan Zimmerman to Potomac (Carolina) for a rehab assignment.American AssociationST. PAUL SAINTS „ Released RHP Andrew Thome. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS „ Sold the contract of RHP Tyler Fallwell to the Philadelphia Phillies. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES „ Released INF J.J. Gould.Atlantic LeagueSUGAR LAND SKEETERS „ Signed OF Slade Heathcott, LHP Pat McCoy and RHPs Vicente Campos, Mark Haynes, Yasutomo Kubo and RHP Jean Machi. Announced the retirement of RHP Ben Rowen.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueDETROIT LIONS „ Named Jen McCollum senior director of community relations and Detroit Lions charities. NEW YORK JETS „ Waived WR Devin Smith. Signed S Brandon Bryant.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueANAHEIM DUCKS „ Signed C Adam Henrique to a “ ve-year contract extension. CALGARY FLAMES „ Signed F Elias Lindholm to a six-year contract. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS „ Re-signed F Oliver Bjorkstrand to a three-year contract and D Ryan Murray to a one-year contract. DALLAS STARS „ Signed D Dillon Heatherington to a one-year, two-way contract. Will renew its af“ liation with Idaho (ECHL) through the 2019-20 season. NASHVILLE PREDATORS „ Signed F Ryan Hartman to a one-year contract and G Juuse Saros to a three-year contract. NEW JERSEY DEVILS „ Signed D Michael Kapla to a one-year, two-way contract. NEW YORK ISLANDERS „ Agreed to terms with D Kyle Burroughs on a two-year, two-way contract. NEW YORK RANGERS „ Agreed to terms with D John Gilmour on a one-year contract. Announced D Chris Bigras and Rob OGara and Cs Steven Fogarty and Boo Nieves accepted qualifying offers.LACROSSENational Lacrosse LeagueBUFFALO BANDITS „ Traded D Zac Reid to Philadelphia for expansion draft considerations. Traded D Ethan Schott and the No. 17 overall 2018 draft pick to San Diego for D Bryce Sweeting.TENNISWORLD TEAMTENNIS „ Named Chris Renner CEO.COLLEGEAMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE „ Named Ryan Kelly director of football operations. AUSTIN PEAY „ Named Gerald Harrison athletic director. HOFSTRA „ Named Shaun Foster assistant mens soccer coach. MICHIGAN STATE „ Named Bill Beekman athletic director. OKLAHOMA CITY „ Named Hadzo Habibovic mens and womens rowing coach. RUTGERS „ Named Rod Radcliffe and Brandon Duncan assistant softball coaches. SAINT AUGUSTINES „ Named Montel Jones womens basketball coach. CYCLING TOUR DE FRANCEMonday Rest day Overall Standings (After nine stages)1. Greg Van Avermaet, Belgium, BMC Racing, 36:07:17. 2. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Sky, :43. 3. Philippe Gilbert, Belgium, Quick-Step Floors, :44. 4. Bob Jungels, Luxembourg, Quick-Step Floors, :50. 5. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar, 1:31. 6. Rafal Majka, Poland, Bora-Hansgrohe, 1:32. 7. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Astana, 1:33. 8. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky, 1:42. 9. Adam Yates, Britain, Mitchelton-Scott, same time. 10. Mikel Landa, Spain, Movistar, same time. 11. Soren Kragh Andersen, Denmark, Sunweb, 1:43. 12. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Bahrain-Merida, 1:48. 13. Primoz Roglic, Slovenia, LottoNL-Jumbo, 1:57. 14. Bauke Mollema, Netherlands, TrekSegafredo, 1:58. 15. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Sunweb, 2:03. 16. Steven Kruijswijk, Netherlands, LottoNLJumbo, 2:06. 17. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 2:32. 18. Warren Barguil, France, Fortuneo-Samsic, 2:37. 19. Ilnur Zakarin, Russia, Katusha-Alpecin, 2:42. 20. Domenico Pozzovivo, Italy, Bahrain-Merida, 2:48.Also21. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, 2:50. 22. Rigoberto Uran, Colombia, EF Education First-Drapac, 2:53. 23. Peter Sagan, Slovakia, Bora-Hansgrohe, 3:08. 30. Tejay van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, 6:05. 51. Chad Haga, United States, Sunweb, 14:58. 134. Taylor Phinney, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 40:05. 149. Ian Boswell, United States, Katusha Alpecin, 47:01. 167. Lawson Craddock, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 1:20:01.TOUR DE FRANCE STAGESJuly 7 „ Stage 1: Noirmoutier-en-lIle„ Fontenay-le-Comte, ” at (201km-124.9 miles) (Stage: Fernando Gaviria, Colombia; Yellow Jersey: Gaviria)July 8 „ Stage 2: Mouilleron-Saint-Germain„ La Roche-sur-Yon, ” at (182.5-113.4) (Peter Sagan, Slovakia; Sagan)July 9 „ Stage 3: Cholet„Cholet, team time trial (35.5-22.1) (BMC Racing; Greg Van Avermaet, Belgium)July 10 „ Stage 4: La Baule„Sarzeau, ” at (195-121.2) (Gaviria; Van Avermaet)July 11 „ Stage 5: Lorient„Quimper, hilly (204.5-127.1) (Sagan; Van Avermaet)Thursday „ Stage 6: Brest„Mur de Bretagne Guerledan, hilly (181-112.5) (Dan Martin, Ireland; Van Avermaet)Friday „ Stage 7: Fougeres„Chartres, ” at (231-143.5) (Dylan Groenewegen, Netherlands; Van Avermaet)Saturday „ Stage 8: Dreux„Amiens Metropole, ” at (181-112.5) (Groenewegen; Van Avermaet)Sunday „ Stage 9: Arras Citadelle„Roubaix, hilly (156.5-97.2) (John Degenkolb, Germany; Van Avermaet)Monday „ Rest: AnnecyToday „ Stage 10: Annecy„Le GrandBornand, high mountain (158.5-98.5)July 18 „ Stage 11: Albertville„La Rosiere Espace San Bernardo, high mountain (108.5-67.4)July 19 „ Stage 12: Bourg-Saint-Maurice les Arcs„Alpe dHuez, high mountain (175.5-109.1)July 20 „ Stage 13: Bourg dOisans„ Valence, ” at (169.5-105.3)July 21 „ Stage 14: Saint-Paul-TroisChateaux„Mende, hilly (188-116.8) July 22 „ Stage 15: Millau„Carcassonne, hilly (181.5-112.8)July 23 „ Rest: CarcassonneJuly 24 „ Stage 16: Carcassonne„ Bagneres-de-Luchon, mountain (218-135.5)July 25 „ Stage 17: Bagneres-de-Luchon„ Saint-Lary-Soulan, high mountain (65-40.4)July 26 „ Stage 18: Trie-sur-Baise„Pau, ” at (171-106.3)July 27 „ Stage 19: Lourdes„Laruns, high mountain (200.5-124.6)July 28 „ Stage 20: Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle„ Espelette, individual time trial (31-19.3)July 29 „ Stage 21: Houilles„Paris ChampsElysees, ” at (116-72.1)Total „ 3,351 kilometers, 2082 miles GOLF WORLD GOLF RANKINGThrough July 151. Dustin Johnson USA 9.63 2. Justin Thomas USA 8.46 3. Justin Rose ENG 8.13 4. Brooks Koepka USA 8.04 5. Jon Rahm ESP 7.50 6. Jordan Spieth USA 7.13 7. Rickie Fowler USA 6.74 8. Rory McIlroy NIR 6.49 9. Jason Day AUS 6.26 10. Tommy Fleetwood ENG 5.89 11. Alex Noren SWE 5.48 12. Patrick Reed USA 5.46 13. Bubba Watson USA 5.46 14. Paul Casey ENG 5.40 15. Francesco Molinari ITA 5.36 16. Hideki Matsuyama JPN 5.06 17. Henrik Stenson SWE 4.79 18. Marc Leishman AUS 4.59 19. Sergio Garcia ESP 4.43 20. Phil Mickelson USA 4.23 21. Webb Simpson USA 4.15 22. Bryson DeChambeau USA 4.13 23. Tyrrell Hatton ENG 3.98 24. Xander Schauffele USA 3.85 25. Rafael Cabrera Bello ESP 3.60 26. Brian Harman USA 3.52 27. Matt Kuchar USA 3.50 28. Patrick Cantlay USA 3.47 29. Ian Poulter ENG 3.44 30. Kiradech Aphibarnrat THA 3.39 31. Tony Finau USA 3.35 32. Louis Oosthuizen SAF 3.25 33. Kevin Kisner USA 3.16 34. Charley Hoffman USA 3.11 35. Branden Grace SAF 3.10 36. Satoshi Kodaira JPN 2.99 37. Pat Perez USA 2.98 38. Kyle Stanley USA 2.98 39. Matthew Fitzpatrick ENG 2.88 40. Daniel Berger USA 2.76 41. Kevin Na USA 2.61 42. Li Haogong CHN 2.56 43. Gary Woodland USA 2.56 44. Cameron Smith AUS 2.47 45. Ross Fisher ENG 2.46 46. Charl Schwartzel SAF 2.45 47. Luke List USA 2.45 48. Russell Henley USA 2.41 49. Russell Knox SCO 2.36 50. Siwoo Kim KOR 2.34 AUTO RACING NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPPOINTS LEADERS Through July 14 1. Kyle Busch, 799 2. Kevin Harvick, 740 3. Martin Truex Jr., 689 4. Joey Logano, 648 5. Brad Keselowski, 630 6. Clint Bowyer, 629 7. Kurt Busch, 601 8. Kyle Larson, 581 9. Denny Hamlin, 559 10. Ryan Blaney, 546 11. Aric Almirola, 534 12. Jimmie Johnson, 484 13. Erik Jones, 480 14. Chase Elliott, 469 15. Alex Bowman, 427 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 418 17. Paul Menard, 404 18. Austin Dillon, 362 19. Ryan Newman, 348 20. Daniel Suarez, 344NASCAR XFINITY POINTS LEADERS Through July 13 1. Elliott Sadler, 608 2. Daniel Hemric, 608 3. Cole Custer, 605 4. Christopher Bell, 591 5. Justin Allgaier, 569 6. Tyler Reddick, 541 7. Brandon Jones, 500 8. Ryan Truex, 479 9. Matt Tifft, 458 10. Austin Cindric, 428 11. Ryan Reed, 399 12. Ross Chastain, 362 13. John Hunter Nemechek, 324 14. Michael Annett, 322 15. Ryan Sieg, 313 16. Kaz Grala, 298 17. Spencer Gallagher, 294 18. Jeremy Clements, 263 19. Garrett Smithley, 258 20. Alex Labbe, 246NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK POINTS LEADERS Through July 12 1. Johnny Sauter, 533 2. Noah Gragson, 491 3. Brett Mof“ tt, 442 4. Stewart Friesen, 414 5. Grant En“ nger, 410 6. Ben Rhodes, 407 7. Matt Crafton, 397 8. Justin Haley, 393 9. Myatt Snider, 318 10. Cody Coughlin, 315 11. Dalton Sargeant, 299 12. Austin Hill, 279 13. Todd Gilliland, 268 14. Austin Wayne Self, 241 15. Wendell Chavous, 217 16. Justin Fontaine, 213 17. Jordan Anderson, 208 18. Jesse Little, 172 19. Joe Nemechek, 146 20. Norm Benning, 143 TENNIS ATP WORLD TOURDELL TECHNOLOGIES HALL OF FAME OPENMonday at The International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport, R.I.; Purse: $557,050 (WT250); Surface: Grass-OutdoorSingles First RoundDenis Kudla (8), United States, def. Ruben Bemelmans, Belgium, 6-3, 6-4. Vasek Pospisil, Canada, def. Donald Young, United States, 7-6 (5), 6-1. Jordan Thompson, Australia, def. James Duckworth, Australia, 6-4, 6-3. Tim Smyczek, United States, def. Bjorn Fratangelo, United States, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.Doubles First RoundDivij Sharan, India, and Jackson Withrow (2), United States, def. Martin Redlicki and Evan Zhu, United States, 6-3, 6-3. Marcelo Arevalo, El Salvador, and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (4), Mexico, def. Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, and Mischa Zverev, Germany, 7-6 (2), 6-4. Nicolas Mahut and Adrian Mannarino, France, def. Alex de Minaur and James Duckworth, Australia, 6-4, 7-5.PLAVA LAGUNA CROATIA OPENMonday at ATP Stadion Goran Ivanisevic, Umag, Croatia; Purse: $585,700 (WT250); Surface: Clay-OutdoorSingles First RoundGuido Pella, Argentina, def. Taro Daniel, Japan, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. Laslo Djerre, Serbia, def. Pablo Cuevas, Uruguay, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.Doubles First RoundMaximilian Marterer, Germany, and Hans Podlipnik-Castillo, Chile, def. Marco Cecchinato, Italy, and Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Spain, 6-3, 6-4. Romain Arneodo, Monaco, and Benoit Paire, France, def. Nicolas Jarry, Chile, and Roberto Quiroz, Ecuador, 6-2, 7-6 (4). Roman Jebavy and Jiri Vesely, Czech Republic, def. Ivan and Matej Sabanov, Croatia, 6-4, 5-7, 10-8.SKISTAR SWEDISH OPENMonday at Bastad Tennis Stadium, Bastad, Sweden; Purse: $585,700 (WT250); Surface: Clay-OutdoorSingles First RoundMatteo Berrettini, Italy, def. Leonardo Mayer (6), Argentina, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Casper Ruud, Norway, def. Jaume Munar, Spain, 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-0.Doubles First RoundMax Mirnyi, Belarus, and Philipp Oswald (1), Austria, def. Roberto Carballes Baena, Spain, and Federico Delbonis, Argentina, 6-3, 1-6, 10-8. Julio Peralta, Chile, and Horacio Zeballos, Argentina, def. Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen, Belgium, 4-6, 6-3, 10-7. PRO FOOTBALL NFLTRAINING CAMP REPORTING DATESRookie and veteran reporting datesAMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCEBALTIMORE RAVENS „ Under Armour Performance Center, Owings Mills, Md. (rookies: July 11; veterans: July 18) BUFFALO BILLS „ St. John Fisher College, Pittsford, N.Y. (both July 25) CINCINNATI BENGALS „ Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati (July 23; July 25) CLEVELAND BROWNS „ Browns Training Complex, Berea, Ohio (both July 25) DENVER BRONCOS „ UCHealth Training Center, Englewood, Colo. (July 24; July 27) HOUSTON TEXANS „ The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (both July 25) INDIANAPOLIS COLTS „ Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center (July 22; July 25) JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS „ Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields, Jacksonville, Fla. (July 18; July 25) KANSAS CITY CHIEFS „ Missouri Western State, St. Joseph, Mo. (July 22, July 25) LOS ANGELES CHARGERS „ Jack Hammett Sports Complex, Costa Mesa, Calif. (both July 27) MIAMI DOLPHINS „ Baptist Health Training Facility, Davie, Fla. (July 18; July 25) NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS „ Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. (July 22, July 25) NEW YORK JETS „ Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, Florham Park, N.J. (July 24; July 26) OAKLAND RAIDERS „ Napa Valley Marriott, Napa, Calif. (July 23; July 26) PITTSBURGH STEELERS „ Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa. (July 24; July 25) TENNESSEE TITANS „ St. Thomas Sports Park, Nashville, Tenn. (July 22; July 25)NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCEARIZONA CARDINALS „ University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz. (July 22; July 27) ATLANTA FALCONS „ Falcons Training Facility, Flowery Branch, Ga. (July 23; July 26) CAROLINA PANTHERS „ Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C. (both July 25) CHICAGO BEARS „ Olivet Nazarene, Bourbonnais, Ill. (July 16; July 19) DALLAS COWBOYS „ Marriott Residence Inn, Oxnard, Calif. (both July 25) DETROIT LIONS „ Lions Training Facility, Allen Park, Mich. (July 19, July 26) GREEN BAY PACKERS „ St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wis. (both July 25) LOS ANGELES RAMS „ UC Irvine, Irvine, Calif. (July 23, July 25) MINNESOTA VIKINGS „ TCO Performance Center, Eagan, Minnesota. (July 24; July 27) NEW ORLEANS SAINTS „ New Orleans Saints Training Facility, Metairie, La. (July 18, July 25) NEW YORK GIANTS „ Quest Diagnostics Training Center, East Rutherford, N.J. (July 22; July 25) PHILADELPHIA EAGLES „ NovaCare Complex, Philadelphia (both July 25) SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS „ SAP Performance Facility, Santa Clara, Calif. (both July 25) SEATTLE SEAHAWKS „ Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton, Wash. (both July 25) TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS „ One Buccaneer Place, Tampa, Fla. (July 23, July 25) WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Bon Secours Training Center, Richmond, Va. (both July 25) CALENDAR MLBJuly 17 „ All-Star Game, Washington, D.C. July 29 „ Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 „ Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Aug. 31 „ Last day to be contracted to an organization and be eligible for postseason roster. Oct. 2-3 „ Wild-card games. November TBA „ Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, “ fth day after World Series. November TBA „ Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 15th day after World Series. Nov. 6-8 „ General managers meetings, Carlsbad, Calif. Nov. 8-15 „ All-Star tour of Japan. Nov. 30 „ Last day for teams to offer 2019 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters. Dec. 9 „ Hall of Fame Todays Game committee vote announced, Las Vegas. Dec. 10-13 „ Winter meetings, Las Vegas.2019Jan. 11 „ Salary arbitration “ gures exchanged. Feb. 1-20 „ Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla. March 20-21 „ Opening series, Seattle vs. Oakland at Tokyo. June 29-30 „ New York Yankees vs. Boston at London.NBAJuly 17 „ NBA Summer League, Las Vegas. Sept. 7 „ Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 enshrinement ceremony.NFLAug. 2 „ Hall of Fame game, Chicago vs. Baltimore at Canton, Ohio. Aug. 5 „ Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Canton, Ohio. Sept. 6 „ Regular season opens.NHLJuly 20-Aug. 4 „ Arbitration hearings. Aug. 6 „ Deadline for salary-arbitration decisions. Sept. 13 „ Training camps open. Oct. 3 „ Regular season begins. BOXING SCHEDULEJuly 20At WinnaVegas Casino (SHO), Sloan, Iowa, Jaron Ennis vs. Armando Alvarez, 10, welterweights.July 21At Moscow, Oleksandr Usyk vs. Murat Gassiev, 12, for undisputed cruiserweight title (World Boxing Super Series “ nal). At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas (HBO), Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith, 12, for Munguias WBO junior middleweight title; Alberto Machado vs. Rafael Mensah, 12, for Machados WBA junior lightweight title.July 28At Kissimmee, Fla., Christopher Diaz vs. Masayuki Ito, 12, for vacant WBO junior lightweight title; Carlos Adames vs. Artemio Reyes, 10, welterweights. At Staples Center, Los Angeles (SHO), Mikey Garcia vs. Robert Easter Jr., 12, for Garcias WBC lightweight title and Easters IBF lightweight title; Luis Ortiz vs. Razvan Cojanu, 10, heavyweights; Mario Barrios vs. Jose Roman, 10, super lightweights.Aug. 3At Sydney, Australia, Billy Dib vs. Tevin Farmer, 12, for the vacant IBF junior lightweight title. At Albuquerque, N.M. (ESPN2), Antonio Orozco vs. Pablo Cesar Cano, 10, junior welterweights.Aug. 4At Sydney, Australia, Billy Dib vs. Tevin Farmer, 12, for vacant IBF junior lightweight title At Hard Rock Hotel, Atlantic City, N.J. (HBO), Sergey Kovalev vs. Eleider Alvarez, 12, for Kovalevs WBO light heavyweight title; Dmitry Bivol vs. Isaac Chilemba, 12, for Bivols WBA light heavyweight title.Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher speaks during the Southeastern Conference media days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta on Monday. [AP PHOTO / JOHN BAZEMORE] By Charles OdumThe Associated PressATLANTA „ Jimbo Fisher introduced himself to his new Texas A&M team with some insults and frank challenges.Right off the bat, the new coach told the Aggies they were soft in 2017, according to one of his players. Fisher also told his new players they better do things his way, or otherwise theyd be gone.Welcome to College Station, coach.Soft? Fisher tried to deny that he delivered that criticism on Monday when he was the first coach to talk at the Southeastern Conferences annual media gathering.I didnt say, I just said were going to play tough,Ž Fisher said. How they played, I have no idea.ŽCenter Erik McCoy had a different memory.He just thought we were soft overall,Ž McCoy said. He told us that after every practice. Yes sir. He told us that we were soft and that we had no option other than to get tougher.ŽMcCoy appeared to be uncomfortable when asked to elaborate on the subject.Ive never thought of myself as soft,Ž he said.Fisher, who won the 2013 national championship at Florida State, accepted a 10-year, $75 million contract to move to Texas A&M. He now faces expectations to build a big winner at Texas A&M, which hasnt won a national championship since 1939.Fisher wasted no time letting his players know there would be changes.He set the standard the first meeting,Ž McCoy said. He came in and set the bar and basically told us if we didnt give it to him we were going to be gone.ŽFisher isnt afraid of the pressure that comes with coaching in the SECs demanding West-ern Division.Thats what I grew up in,Ž he said.He reminded reporters hes no newcomer to the SEC or the gruel-ing West. He coached Auburns quarterbacks from 1993-98 and was Louisiana States offen-sive coordinator from 2000-06.Returning to the league as a head coach brings a different level of pressure. The reminder came in a national championship plaque Texas A&M chancellor John Sharp gave Fisher at a public meeting, with a date left open.Clearly, Fisher is expected to fill in that date. The sooner, the better.People are never going to put more pres-sure on me than I put on myself in this business,Ž Fisher said Monday. This is about dealing with pressure. I thought it was kind of nice. I liked it. He had the same com-mitment that we did.Ž Kentucky coach Mark Stoops, who was Florida States defensive coordinator under Fisher from 2010-12, expects the coach to have success in his return to the SEC.Jimbo, theres no doubt hell do very well at Texas A&M,Ž Stoops said. There are things Ive taken from him I still implement to this day. Theres no doubt hell do well. Hell recruit at a high level. His teams will play extremely hard.ŽFishers new challenge: Make Aggies tough, SEC champions

PAGE 13 | Tuesday, July 17, 2018 B3Longtime resident Chet Lemon, who coached Eustis High School to the Class 3A state title in 2003, also played in multiple All-Star games „ 1978, 1979 and 1984 „ with the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers.But before Lindor has a chance to record his first hit in the All-Star Game „ he is 0-for-4 in his previous appearances „ there can be little ques-tion that he is on track for his finest offensive output in four-plus seasons in the big leagues. In fact, it werent for teammate Jose Ramirez along with Bostons duo of Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez, Lindor might even be attracting early atten-tion for AL Most Valuable Player.Lindor heads into the All-Star Game with solid regular-season numbers. He has appeared in 94 of Clevelands first 95 games and is hitting .291 with 25 homers and 62 RBIs.A switch-hitting leadoff hitter, Lindor leads the major leagues with 85 runs scored and tied for third in MLB with 30 doubles. His play has helped the Indians to a 52-43 record, good for a 7 -game lead in the AL Central Division.Lindor is on pace to establish career highs in home runs (he hit 33 in 2017) and RBIs (89 in 2017).When the regular season resumes, Lindor will be just five hits shy of 600 for his career and 15 homers from the cen-tury mark. Jonathan LucroyThe offensive struggles that began last season in Texas for Lucroy have continued this season.And unless he can snap out of his hitting funk, the veteran backstop might turn in the worst offen-sive season of his career.Lucroy hit a career-low .242 in 77 games with Rangers in 2017 before being traded to Colorado. With the Rockies, he salvaged a productive season by hitting .310 in 46 games.His combined statistics from both teams were respectable „ .265 batting average with six homers and 40 RBIs.But the hitting woes that plagued Lucroy with Texas appear to have returned and he heads into the All-Star break with a .241 batting average with one homer and 27 RBIs.Currently, Lucroy is mired in a deep slump. Over his past 30 games, he is hitting just .223, with 18 strikeouts in 103 at bats.Arguably, his biggest highlight of the season was catching Sean Manaeas no-hitter on April 21 against the Boston Red Sox. On June 1, he also surpassed the 1,000-hit mark for his career in a three-hit effort against Kansas City.In nine seasons in the major leagues, Lucroy sports a .279 career batting average with 97 homers and 485 RBIs. Shane GreeneThis season has been largely forgettable for the Detroit Tigers.However, Greene, the Tigers reliever, has a chance to turn things around and possibly end up in the postseason ƒ albeit with a different team.Greene started the season as the Tigers closer and for the most part, he has delivered in that role. Despite an ele-vated ERA (4.05) and a 2-5 won-loss record, Greene has produced 19 saves in 22 opportunities. He has limited opposing hitters to a .247 batting average and has a WHIP „ walks plus hits per inning pitched „ of 1.25.Greene went to the 10-day disabled listed on July 2 with a right shoul-der strain. After an MRI showed no structural damage „ Greene feared he might have aneurysm, which led to surgery in 2016 „ he returned to the active roster Friday.He is considered one of several Tigers with trade value. In addition to his mound presence, Greenes salary of $1.95 million „ low by MLB standards „ could make him attractive to teams in search of an extra bullpen arm for the stretch run.In five seasons, Greene has a 20-24 record with 4.74 ERA and 30 saves. Noel CuevasThe road to the major leagues has been much travelled for Cuevas.It began in the Arizona Rookie League in 2010 and included stops with a variety of teams in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies farm systems.But Cuevas perseverance paid off this season when he made his big-league debut with the Rockies on April 22 against the Chicago Cubs. Now, Cuevas seems to have found a home with Colorado.Cuevas has played in 58 games with the Rockies. He is hitting .254 with two homers and eight RBIs.Since joining the Rock-ies, Cuevas has recorded seven multi-hit games, including a pair of three-hit efforts „ against the Cubs on April 30 and Seattle on July 7. Against the Mariners, Cuevas had a career-high six total bases, including a homer and three RBIs. QUARTETFrom Page B1Oakland Athletics catcher Jonathan Lucroy th rows to “ rst base after making a force out at home on July 3 in Oakland. [AP PHOTO / BEN MARGOT] Of course, Max Scherzer, Jacob deGrom, Luis Severino and other aces might see it a bit differently.Besides, no manager employs more shifts than AL skipper A.J. Hinch of Houston, so look for second baseman Jose Altuve and shortstop Manny Machado to be moving around when Bryce Harper, Freddie Freeman and the rest of the NL boppers come to bat.And remember, despite all the top talent at the plate, All-Star Games rarely turn into run-fests. Theyre often limited by the strong stable of pitchers each team brings, boosted by dominant relievers such as Craig Kimbrel, Josh Hader and Kenley Jansen ramped up to throw one inning apiece.The AL won last year 2-1 at Miami on Robinson Canos homer in the 10th inning. Not since 2007, in fact, have both teams scored more than three runs in a game.Thats the trend across baseball these days. Going into the break, there have been more strikeouts than hits in the majors. Batting aver-ages are in the mid-.240s, possibly on track to be the lowest in nearly a half-century.The decrease on the scoreboard has increased calls for more radical changes „ outlawing shifts, lowering the mound, forcing reliev-ers to face more than one batter.No one has suggested cutting the bases to 88 feet or stretching the mound-to-plate distance beyond 60 feet, 6 inches.Meanwhile, home runs continue to rise at a record rate. Strikeouts, too.Former star outfielder Torii Hunter is no fan of the fanning zone.A lot of guys really dont care about strikeouts and its kind of our fault in the front office,Ž he said. We dont tell them, Hey, dont strike out. Try not to strike out. And people dont really care about strikeouts anymore. But they are very pivotal because if you strike out, nothing happens. Youre walking back to the dugout, you cant make the guy create an error. ... Anything can happen if you make contact.ŽLongtime pals, Ortiz and Hunter managed against each other in the All-Star Futures Game on Sunday. There were no shifts in the minor league showcase.Theres been talk that Major League Baseball, concerned that less action in the field could translate to fewer fans in the stands, might consider a rule regarding shifts.Maybe it would mean only two infielders on each side of the diamond. Or perhaps theyd all be required to stay on the dirt.I think taking a hit on a play with somebody diving is different than sitting down and waiting in the right field grass or the left field grass,Ž Ortiz said.I heard MLB is trying to do something about it, but I doubt that they do something different because it seems like, per-centage-wise, winning and losing the games, how a manager positions his players, it seems like theyre getting the benefit of winning,Ž he said. SHIFTFrom Page B1 The third-place Belgians also provided a near-perfect half of soccer in eliminating Brazil.€ The stunning volley by Frances Benjamin Pavard against Argentina was the best single strike of the event, though there were several in the running, such as Toni Krooss late blast against Sweden that temporarily rescued Germany.€ A former homeless shepherd from Iran thwarted Ronaldos pen-alty kick. An aspiring filmmaker from Iceland blocked Messis penalty bid. Egypts Essem Al Hadary, age 45, stopped a Saudi penalty kick.€ Croatia inspired small countries everywhere by advancing to the final, but this was no ragtag team with unknown players. The roster included starters from Real Madrid, Bar-celona, Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Juventus and two from Inter Milan.€ Nigerias uniforms and South Koreas warm-up shirts were flashy, but nothing is as distinct as the Croatian checkerboard.€ Senegalese fans cleaned up in the dance competition, then stayed around to clean their seating areas. Japanese supporters also gathered their garbage. And despite a gutting defeat to Belgium, the Japa-nese team left a spotless dressing room and a thank-you note.€ The first World Cup with Video Assistant Referee was a success. Mostly. It corrected missed or mistaken calls and gave warning to players that cheap shots would not go undetected. That said, there were complaints about the time it took in some cases to reach a verdict; about when it was utilized; and, such as the penalty kick ruling in the final, whether the video was properly interpreted.€ Panama did not win a game but won our hearts with proud, tearful, full-throated singing of the national anthem and unbridled celebration after scoring its first World Cup goal during a blowout loss to England.€ Belgiums Michy Batshuayi had the most painful goal celebration of the tournament, col-lecting the ball out of the net and inadvertently bashing it off the goal post and off his head.€ While that head blow drew laughs, FIFA still doesnt seem to grasp the seriousness of con-cussions. Multiple teams sent players back into action without proper evaluation.€ Best celebration: French players crashing Coach Didier Deschampss news conference after the championship match, singing in his honor, dancing on the tabletop and spraying the boss as well as the media masses with various beverages.€ Senegal failed to advance to the knockout stage because, after all normal tiebreakers were exhausted, Japan had a superior disciplinary record.€ For its national teams World Cup debut against Argentina, Iceland registered a 99.6 TV share, which means almost every set in oper-ation was tuned to RUVs coverage of the 1-1 draw. (This years Super Bowl garnered a 68 share.) So who was watching something else? Were guessing a few Russian-bound fans had dashed out of their homes before turning off TVs tuned to other channels.€ Next stop: Qatar. Bring extra sunscreen. WORLD CUPFrom Page B1 Eight months later, the ground is brown and baked after a hot British summer that is showing no sign of abating. Simply keeping the ball in play on the firm and fast fairways is priority No. 1.Shots that youve hit have literally no relevance for a lot of it,Ž Fleetwood said by way of a comparison. It doesnt do any harm to have a course record, but its a completely differ-ent challenge to what we normally face.ŽMore significant to Fleetwood, the Euro-pean No. 1 and the world No. 10, was the 63 at Shinnecock that nearly brought him his first major title. The pin positions were more accessible and the greens were softer that Sunday compared to the brutal previous day, but he still had an 8-foot putt at No. 18 for a first 62 at the U.S. Open.It is proof to yourself,Ž Fleetwood said, ... that you can end up there and you have the game to eventually compete.ŽAmericans have won the last five majors stretching back to the 2017 U.S. Open, an alarming streak from a European point of view ahead of the Ryder Cup in Paris in September.As one of four Euro-peans in the worlds top 10, Fleetwood is among those best placed to end that run this week.America, theres no doubt about it and theres no other way to put it, they have an exceptional bunch of players at the moment,Ž Fleetwood said. It just so happens that it has been a run of American golfers that have won majors, but at the same time, theyve generally been the best players in the world at the time that theyve won them.It will be nice to break that run.Ž PGAFrom Page B1Tommy Fleetwood hits a shot during practice for The British Open at Carnoustie in Scotland on Sunday. [RICHARD SELLERS / PA VIA AP]


B4 Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | ByChelseaJanesTheWashingtonPostAtthenews conferencein whichhewas announcedasaNationalLeagueAll-StaralongwithWashingtonNationalsteammatesMaxScherzerandSeanDoolittle,BryceHarpersatinthemiddlechair,wearingaT-shirtthatreadTheDis-trictŽontopofarendering oftheU.S.Capitol.Perhaps,asahometownAll-Star,hewanted toshowhissupportfor Washington.Perhaps,asthemoreambitiousmind-readersmightsuggest, Harperwasaffirminghis loveforthecitysomanybelievehewillleaveinfreeagencyafterthisseason.Perhaps,hislockeralmostentirelycleanedoutforFuturesGameparticipantsandhissuitcasepackedfortheNationalsroadtriptoPittsburghandNewYork,itwasjusttheshirthefelt likewearing.Suchisthe analysistowhichHarperhasalwaysbeensubjected.Suchisthelevelofscrutinyhewillexperiencewhenthebaseballworldcoalesces aroundhimforthe2018 All-StarGameinthecityinwhichheplays.Harper,alongwith ScherzerandRyanZimmerman,wastappedas anAll-Starambassador forthefirstMidsummer ClassicinWashington since1969.Partofhis dutiesaretopromotethe eventsofAll-Starweek, tobeanemissarytofans andtoadvocateforthe citywherehehasplayed hishomegamessincehe wasateenager.Scherzersignedthebiggestcontractinteamhistoryandhas emergedasthemostdecoratedpitcherintheD.C. historyofthefranchise.Zimmermanisthefigure-head,thelivingstatueinthebackoftheclubhouse,thelocalkidwhowasthefranchisesfirsthope.ThenthereisHarper,thehomegrownstarhavingadown-ishyearattheworsttime,whosenamehadhardlybeenannouncedasafifth-timeAll-Starstarterbeforethepunditsstartedaskingifhedeservedtobethereatall.Hehashit22 homersanddrivenin51runsatadecidedlyall-starpace.Hisbattingaverageislowerthanever.AndasHarpertries toconvincesuitorshe deservestherecordcon-tracteveryone(excepthim)hasalwayssaidheshould get,heisintheawkwardpositionofbeingthemosttalked-aboutstaronthe hostteamforthisgamelargelybecausehemightbeheadedelsewhereafterthisseason-butalsobecause somuchwillbeexpectedofhimhere.Ithinkeveryyearyou comeinandtrytohavea goodfirsthalfasateam, dothingsyoucantohelp yourteamwin,ŽHarper saidwhenaskedifhefelt extrapressuretomake theAll-Starteamand representthehostfran-chise.Therearetwoguysbesidemewhohavedoneagreatjobofthat,andIthinkwereexcitedtodoithereinD.C.ŽHarpergavealltherightanswersinthatnewscon-ference.Hehas,byand large,givenalltheright answersabouttheAll-Starexperienceingeneral.Whenaskedtoplugthe city,hehasdonesodutifully.Thoughhewaffled onthepoint,according tothoseclosetohim,he eventuallyannouncedhewouldkeeptohiswordandparticipateintheHome RunDerbywhenitisheldatNationalsPark.Justexcitedforthe fans,tobeabletodothat infrontofthem,aswell,ŽHarpersaid.ItsthemainreasonwhyImdoingit.IfwewerentinD.C.,Iprob-ablywouldnthavedoneit.ButImlookingforwardto goingoutthereandrepre-sentingtheNationals-andhopefullybringhomethetrophy.ŽHarperhasntpartici-patedinaHomeRunDerbyinfiveyears,andwordisMajorLeagueBaseballfelttheneedtodosomeconvincing.Othersaround himhadopinionsabout thematter,too.Suchis theworldofHarper,inwhichthemachinemovesaroundhim-amachinehebuilt,sure-butonehenowseemspowerlesstostop. Bryceissortofthefirstofthenewergeneration.Whetheryoulikeitornot,youreputouttheresinceage12,ŽZimmermansaid.Youdonthavemuch choicewithallthemediaandsocialmedia.ŽWithallduerespect toZimmerman,Harper isnotthefirstofanewer generationdoomedtohis experience.Heremains,andprobablywillforsometime,themostvauntedandtoutedandanalyzedplayerofhisgeneration„uniqueinhisexperience,inpart becausehewasunique inthewayheembraced thehypeinitially.Butas itbecomestimeforhisfourthconsecutiveall-starstartandfifthoverall,the effectsofthattreatment arebecomingmoreobvi-ousthanever.Harperwillspendallo f All-Starweekservingasoneofthemoreanalyzedambassadorsthiscityhasknown.Hisclothes,hiswords,hisHomeRunDerbyperformance,his hustle,hisenthusiasm,hisfrownsandhissmileswillallbeaccumulated andspitbackoutlike theyarehere,asifthey cansomehowportraywhothe25-year-oldhasbecome.Onecouldarguehehasbecomesomethingotherthanthefaceofthis Nationalsteam.Maybehisfutureistootenuoustoholdthattitle.Zimmermanhasbeenhurt formuchofthefirst half,relegatedtorepresentingthehostteam offthefieldbecausehischancesofrepresentingitasanAll-Starevaporatedearly.Scherzeristheheartandsouloftheteam,theearlyfavorite tobecomethefirstmantowearaCurlyWhatto theHallofFame.ButitisHarperwho willbeexpectedtolift thesamecitythatis mentallypreparingfor hispotentialdeparture-aninitiallyeagersuper-starrecentlytrainedintoreticence.Heisalwaystooloudortooquietforsomeone.Heisdestinedtobebothashesitsawk-wardlyinthespotlightduringoneofthebiggestweeksinWashingtonbaseballhistory,monthsbeforehemightceaseto representthiscityatall. MLBALL-STAR GAME 8P.M.ETTODAY|NATIONALSPARK,WASHINGTOND.C.|FOXROSTERSAmericanLeagueManager: A.J.Hinch,Houston STARTERS Catcher: i-WilsonRamos, TampaBay(2) FirstBase: JoseAbreu, Chicago(2) SecondBase: JoseAltuve, Houston(6) ThirdBase: JoseRamirez, Cleveland(2) Shortstop: MannyMachado,Baltimore(4) Out“eld: MookieBetts, RedSox(3);MikeTrout, LosAngeles(7);Aaron Judge,NewYork(2) DesignatedHitter: J.D. Martinez,Boston(2) PITCHERS RHPs: m-TrevorBauer, Cleveland(1);m-Jose Berrios,Minnesota(1); p-GerritCole,Houston(2); p-EdwinDiaz,Seattle(1); m-JoeJimenez,Detroit(1); p-CraigKimbrel,Boston (7);p-i-CoreyKluber, Cleveland(3);p-Luis Severino,NewYork(2); m-BlakeTreinen,Oakland (1);s-JustinVerlander, Houston(7);Charlie Morton,Houston(1) LHPs: p,i-AroldisChapman, NewYork(5);m-J.A.Happ, Toronto(1);LHP:p-Chris Sale,Boston(7);r-Blake Snell,TampaBay(1) RESERVES Catcher: p-Salvador Perez,KansasCity(6); YanGomes,Cleveland(1) FirstBase: p-MitchMoreland,Boston(1) SecondBase: i-Gleyber Torres,NewYork(1);Jed Lowrie,Oakland(1) ThirdBase: p-AlexBregman,Houston(1) Shortstop: p-Francisco Lindor,Cleveland(3); v-JeanSegura,Seattle(2) Out“eld: p-Michael Brantley,Cleveland(3); p-Shin-SooChoo,Texas (1);p-MitchHaniger, Seattle(1);p-George Springer,Houston(2) DesignatedHitter: p-NelsonCruz,Seattle(6)NationalLeagueManager: DaveRoberts, L.A.Dodgers STARTERS Catcher: WillsonContreras,Chicago(1) FirstBase: FreddieFreeman,Atlanta(3) SecondBase: JavierBaez, Chicago(1) ThirdBase: NolanArenado,Colorado(4) Shortstop: BrandonCrawford,SanFrancisco(2) Out“eld: NickMarkakis, Atlanta(1);MattKemp, LosAngeles(3);Bryce Harper,Washington(6) PITCHERS RHPs: p-JacobdeGrom, NewYork(2);p-Mike Foltynewicz,Atlanta(1); m-KenleyJansen,Los Angeles(3);m-Miles Mikolas,St.Louis(1); p-AaronNola,Philadelphia(1);p-MaxScherzer, Washington(6);m-Ross Stripling,LosAngeles(1) LHPs: m-PatrickCorbin, Arizona(2);p-Sean Doolittle,Washington(2); p-JoshHader,Milwaukee (1);p-BradHand,San Diego(2);p-JonLester, Chicago(5);m-Felipe Vazquez,Pittsburgh(1) RESERVES Catchers: p,i-Buster Posey,Giants(6);m-J.T. Realmuto,Miami(1); r-YadierMolina,St.Louis (9) FirstBase: m-Paul Goldschmidt,Arizona (6);p-JoeyVotto,Cincinnati(6);v-JesusAguilar, Milwaukee(1) SecondBase: p-Ozzie Albies,Atlanta(1); m-ScooterGennett,Cincinnati(1) ThirdBase: p-Eugenio Suarez,Cincinnati(1) Shortstop: p-TrevorStory, Colorado(1) Out“eld: p-Charlie Blackmon,Colorado(3); p-LorenzoCain,Milwaukee(2);p-ChristianYelich, Milwaukee(1) KEY: p-playerballotelected;m-choiceofMLB;s-Sundaystarter,inactive;i-injured,willnotplay;v-“nalvote winner;r-injuryreplacement;numberofAll-Starselectionsinparentheses. ThespotlightwillbeonBryceHarperTuesdaynightwhenhestartstheAll-StarGameinhishomeballpark. Thatsnothingnewforthe25-year-old,whohasbeengettingnationalattentionsincehewasateenager.[JOHNMCDONNELL/THEWASHINGTONPOST] Centerof attention BryceHarperplays All-Starhostincity hemaysoonleaveBryceHarper,right,andMaxScherzeraretwoofthe threeWashingtonNationalsplayerspickedtoplay intheAll-StarGameintheirhomestadium.Harper willstartthegameasspeculationg rows thathemay leaveasafreeagentaftertheseason.[NICKWASS/THE ASSOCIATEDPRESS]All-StarhistoryTheall-timeAll-StarGamerecordis43winsapiecefor eachleaguewithtwoties.Herearethelast10results: 2017: AmericanLeague2,NationalLeague1,10innings; MVP:RobinsonCano,Mariners 2016: AmericanLeague4,NationalLeague2; MVP:EricHosmer,Royals 2015: AmericanLeague6,NationalLeague3; MVP:MikeTrout,Angels 2014: AmericanLeague5,NationalLeague3; MVP:MikeTrout,Angels 2013: AmericanLeague3,NationalLeague0; MVP:MarianoRivera,Yankees 2012: NationalLeague8,AmericanLeague0; MVP:MelkyCabrera,Giants 2011: NationalLeague5,AmericanLeague1; MVP:PrinceFielder,Brewers 2010: NationalLeague3,AmericanLeague1; MVP:BrianMcCann,B raves 2009: AmericanLeague4,NationalLeague3; MVP:CarlCrawford,Rays 2008: AmericanLeague4,NationalLeague3,15innings; MVP:J.D.Drew,RedSox By Howard FendrichThe Associated PressLONDON „ From cham-pions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber, to runner-up Serena Williams, this edition of Wimbledon was all about comebacks of various sorts.When Djokovic won his fourth title at the All England Club and first at a Grand Slam tournament in more than two years by beating Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) on Sunday, it was the culmination of what he called a journeyŽ and a processŽ as he returned from surgery to his right elbow.Kerber collected her first Wimbledon championship with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Williams on Saturday to mark a turn-around from a rough 2017 that saw her slip from No. 1 in the rankings and deal with two first-round exits at majors.Im still sure,Ž said Kerbers coach, Wim Fis-sette, that we havent seen the best Angie.ŽAnd while Williams didnt win what would have been her eighth Wimbledon singles trophy, her run to the final just 10 months after a difficult childbirth and complications involving blood clots served as, in Kerbers words, such an inspiration for everybody, for all of us, for every person watching you.ŽWilliams loss left her with 23 Grand Slam titles, the most in the half-cen-tury of professional tennis and only one short of Margaret Courts record.She can take a crack at that mark at the U.S. Open, which begins on Aug. 27 in New York.  It was such a long way to see light at the end of the road, kind of,Ž Wil-liams said. Djokov i c, K e rb e r, W i ll i ams mad e com e backs at W i mbl e do nSerbias Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the mens singles “ nal match at Wimbledon on Sunday in London. [KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


DEAR ABBY: I am a diagnosed narcoleptic. Medication helps with the symptoms, but not entirely. I looked into alternative options and found a fantastic diet. I recently went on it with amazing results. My dad's side of the family is Italian, and a huge part of the culture is food. During celebrations, it's considered offensive to refuse food, and my family has always looked down on diets. If a family member is on one, they'll argue that it's a special occasion and it's only for one day. Abby, I'm exhausted at family gatherings. If I try to turn something down, I get attacked because "Grandma made it," or "It's your favorite and we made it for you." I have tried explaining to them that I don't want them to alter their dinner arrangements to accommodate me, but I should be allowed to forgo eating foods that will make me feel like a zombie. They just don't get it, and it has caused arguments. How do I re-open this discussion without offending anyone? -PANICKED OVER PASTA DEAR P. OVER P.: Do it BEFORE the celebration by calling your hosting family member and explaining that there are now foods you cannot eat because of your diagnosed medical condition. Explain that you know they would not feed certain foods to a diabetic, and you need the same dispensation. Ask them to kindly not put you in the embarrassing position of having to refuse their delicious food, and if they feel it will cause a problem, they should excuse you from the event. DEAR ABBY: Six months ago, my friend "Lindy's" husband committed suicide. I have been there for her and understand it takes time, but I'm reaching my limit. I make plans with her for dinners at our home and at restaurants and have planned various outings, because I know it's difcult to be in the house alone. However, she constantly manipulates, yells at me when she doesn't get her way, and uses the loss of her husband as a rationale for why I and others must do what she wants regardless of what's happening in our own lives, and expects us to tolerate this behavior. Because of the circumstances, I have given her several passes on the disgusting behavior she has displayed, and have gently spoken up on some occasions when she went too far. She's pushing people away and quite vicious about it, but doesn't see that she's doing it to herself. How long must I tolerate her grieving process before enough is enough? -CONFUSED IN NEW YORK DEAR CONFUSED: Lindy is not only grieving the loss of her husband, but raging because of what caused it. She's a "survivor of suicide," and the conicting emotions -including anger and guilt -she's carrying can make a person sick. If she isn't receiving grief counseling, urge her to nd some before she destroys her support system entirely. When Lindy becomes manipulative or abusive, you are within your rights to call her on it and take a step back. For your own sake, you shouldn't continue to allow her to mistreat you. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2018:This year you could experience some innate tension. You also might feel a need to change your surroundings. With some time, it will be easier to move through these transformations. If you are single, you could meet someone you consider to be a catch. Take your time making sure that this person is who he or she appears to be. If you are attached, you might nd that your signicant other is ready for a change. You will emphasize your domestic life far more than in the past. LIBRA is easygoing -or so you might think.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You could become ery this morning just thinking about a friend. Try as you might to reorient yourself, you are likely to have a difcult time. Allow others to dominate for a while and handle key issues. Consider a vacation in the next few weeks. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Your easygoing personality wins out over an innate feistiness. No matter what choices you make, youll discover that there is a better way to handle a problem. Your creativity surges, but acting on a good idea could be more difcult than you realize. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) A domestic issue needs to be handled quickly. You might want to postpone dealing with this matter, but resist the urge. A project could become much more important and interesting than you originally had thought. Understand what is happening around you. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You could be tired and withdrawn by the late afternoon. Deal with high-priority matters in the morning, when you are at your best. Be aware of what is going on, and plan accordingly. Try not to deal with a personal matter in a heavy, serious tone. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You might be overwhelmed by all the requests that head your way. You cant seem to say no to many of them. Try to be as direct as possible. You also might need some personal time. You nally will be able to make a change in a situation. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You could be overly tired and wondering which way to go when dealing with a loved one. You might feel as if you need some input. Get feedback from people who have dealt with a similar situation. Make an effort to contact a loved one later in the day. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Be willing to let others know that what they are doing doesnt please you. You could nd yourself in a problem that you cant get away from, unless you are willing to walk away. Take news with a grain of salt. Curb a tendency to go overboard. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You might not want to reveal all of what you are thinking just yet. Your opinions could change once you become more aware of a fundamental concept that others have based their thinking on. Be willing to ask questions and get answers. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You could be holding yourself back, wondering what the best way to proceed would be. Your sense of humor might cause you to move in a new direction, to a friends delight. Listen to what is happening with someone you deal with nancially. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19)You could be unusually disciplined. Others might sense your mood and shy away from you. Once you relax, you will feel much better. Emphasize what you want without stomping on someone elses will. You will be in the limelight today. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You will accomplish more than you had thought possible. Your emphasis on accomplishment could help make your wish become a reality. Recognize the importance of a cat nap; you need to recharge your batteries. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) One-on-one relating is highlighted, but you might not appreciate the results. Your ability to clear hurdles and bring others closer together emerges. You have the ability to make quite a difference. Loosen up, and you will be happier. Food-loving family makes no exception for special diet | Tuesday, July 17, 2018 B5 TODAY IS TUESDAY, JULY 17, the 198th day of 2018. There are 167 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY: On July 17, 1944, during World War II, 320 men, two-thirds of them African-Americans, were killed when a pair of ammunition ships exploded at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in California. ON THIS DATE: In 1936 the Spanish Civil War began as right-wing army generals launched a coup attempt against the Second Spanish Republic. In 1938 aviator Douglas Corrigan took o from New York, saying he was headed for California; he ended up in Ireland, supposedly by accident, earning the nickname "Wrong Way Corrigan." In 1954 the two-day inaugural Newport Jazz Festival, billed as "The First American Jazz Festival," opened in Rhode Island; among the performers the rst night was Billie Holiday, who died in New York on this date in 1959 at age 44. In 1955 Disneyland had its opening day in Anaheim, California. In 1975 an Apollo spaceship docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit in the rst superpower link-up of its kind. In 1981 114 people were killed when a pair of suspended walkways above the lobby of the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel collapsed during a tea dance.



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