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By Zeke MillerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump tried to cast fresh doubt Monday on the federal investigation into Russian election interference in the 2016 presidential election, calling it a fraud and a hoax designed to target TrumpŽ and demanding an immediate end to the Witch Hunt.ŽTrump also said former campaign adviser Carter Page, LOCAL & STATE | A3MAN ARRESTED WITH WEAPON STOLEN FROM TAVARES COP SPORTS | B1EX-MONTVERDE STAR ENJOYING SUCCESS AS MLS ROOKIE SPORTS | B15 THINGS TO WATCH AS JAGUARS OPEN CAMP @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Tuesday, July 24, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ................A3 Health .........................A8 Opinion .......................A9 Weather ......................A10 Sports...........................B1 Comics ........................B6 Volume 142, Issue 205 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Jim Salter and Heather HollingsworthThe Associated PressThe investigation into the sinking of a sightseeing boat that claimed 17 lives will look at whether operators violated Coast Guard rules by venturing onto a Missouri lake as thunderstorms rolled in, a Coast Guard official said Monday.More than three days after the deadly accident, a crane attached to a barge pulled the amphibious duck boat from Table Rock Lake near Branson, where it was submerged in 80 feet of water.Divers attached a sling to the 33-foot, 4-ton vessel, then raised and drained it, officials said. It was to be loaded onto a vehicle and turned over to the National Transportation Safety Board.Coast Guard Lt. Tasha Sadowicz of the agencys St. Louis office said the boat that capsized and sank was known as Stretch Duck 07.Ž Like all 22 duck boats in operation in Branson, it was required to undergo annual inspections. The most recent was in February.But Sadowicz said the Coast Guards certificate of inspec-tionŽ placed limits on when the boats can enter the water based on wind speed and sea state,Ž which refers to the height of waves.Sadowicz did not have infor-mation on Stretch Duck 07s limits but said they will be a focal point of the investigation.Duck boat probe will check if Coast Guard rules ignored By Frank Stanfield frankstanfield @dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ Planet Fit-ness in Leesburg has come under fire after a woman claimed she was banned from the gym for complain-ing about a man claiming to be a transgendered woman in the womens locker room, according to a law firm that is asking for her membership to be reinstated.Liberty Counsel, a national litigation and civil liberties organization, has written to the company complaining that its client, identified only as "Mrs. H,Ž has been the victim of discrimination and is demanding that it make changes to its membership and locker room policies to prevent blatant sex-based harassment by males in the womens facilities.ŽGym clashPlanet Fitness in Leesburg is shown in 2015. The gym has come under “ re has come under “ re after a woman claimed she was banned from the gym for complaining about a man claiming to be a transgendered woman in the womens locker room. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] Lawyer: Woman booted a er complaining about man in locker room President threatens Iranian leader in tweet sent late SundayBy Matthew Lee and Zeke MillerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trumps explosive twitter threat to Irans leader comes as his administration is ratcheting up a pressure campaign on the Islamic republic that many suspect is aimed at regime change. No one is predicting immi-nent war. But Trumps bellicose, all-caps challenge addressed to President Hassan Rouhani followed a speech by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in which he accused Irans leadership of massive corruption and widespread rights abuses and urged Ira-nians to rise up in protest.Both the tweet and the speech landed less than two weeks before the administra-tion will begin re-imposing sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. In the meantime, the U.S. is stepping up Farsi-language outreach that is intended to support Irani-ans demonstrating against the policies of their government.Trumps tweet doesnt appear to have been prompted by any notable shift in rhetoric from Iran.It could have been an impulsive reaction to reports from Tehran quoting Rouhani as giving the U.S. an oft-repeated reminder that conflict with Iran would be the mother of all wars.Ž Yet animosity directed at the Iranian leadership is an Trump tweets Iran threatsSee THREATS, A5 See TRUMP, A5 See PROBE, A5 See CLASH, A5Trump tries to cast fresh doubt on Mueller probePresident Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One on Sunday at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J, en route to Washington after staying at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. [CAROLYN KASTER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


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Prepayments for 3 months or more, mail to: Circulation Dept., the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. Billed monthly at the rates shown. LOTTERY DATELINESLOS ANGELESTwo ” ight attendants for a Chinese airline were “ ned and ordered to leave the United States within 72 hours for attempting to smuggle nearly two-dozen spotted and box turtles in a carry-on bag from Los Angeles to China. On Monday, U.S. District Judge S. James Otero ordered Chinese nationals Huaqian Qu and Renfeng Gao to pay $5,500 each to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service before returning to China within three days. [CHRIS TYREE/THE VIRGINIANPILOT VIA AP, FILE]PARISFrench Interior Minister Gerard Collomb gestures as he arrives for a hearing with the deputies of the Laws Commission concerning the case of President Macrons security aide Alexandre Benalla Monday at the National Assembly in Paris. Benalla, who is alleged to have beaten up a protester during a May Day protest says he is dumbfoundedŽ by the storm around him, his lawyers said Monday. [FRANCOIS MORI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Suspected shooters family said he struggled with psychosis, depressionBy Rob Gillies and Tamara LushThe Associated PressTORONTO „ A man whose family said he suffered from psychosis and depression fired a handgun into restaurants and cafes in a lively Toronto neigh-borhood, killing a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman and wounding 13 others in an attack that has shaken the con-fidence of many in the normally safe city.Authorities on Monday eve-ning identified the suspect as Faisal Hussain, 29, of Toronto, who died in an exchange of gunfire with police. It was not immediately clear whether he killed himself or was killed by police.The mass shooting in Toron-tos Greektown district Sunday night came just three months after a van struck and killed 10 people in an apparent attack directed at women. A statement from the family of Hussain said their son had severe mental health chal-lenges that the struggled with psychosis and depression. They said medications did not help him and the interventions of professionals were unsuccessful.While we did our best to seek help for him throughout his life of struggle and pain, we could never imagine that this would be his devastating and destructive end,Ž the Hussain family said. Our hearts are in pieces for the victims and for our city as we all come to grips with this terrible tragedy. We will mourn those who were lost for the rest of our lives.ŽPolice Chief Mark Saunders earlier said he would not speculate on a motive but did not rule out terrorism.Its almost inconceivable that these things can happen,Ž said Mayor John Tory. We were so used to living in a city where these things didnt happen and as we saw them going on in the world around us (we) thought they couldnt happen here.ŽThis is an attack against innocent families and our entire city.ŽThe slain 18-year-old was identified as Reese Fallon, a recent high school graduate who volunteered for Canadas Liberal party and was due to attend McMaster University in the fall. Her family said in a statement they were devastated.She was ... smart, passionate and full of energy. It is a huge loss,Ž said Canadian Member of Parliament Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, who knew Fallon.Flags at Toronto City Hall as well as at Fallons former high school, Malvern CI, were lowered to half-staff.An engaging student, Reese Fallon graduated from Malvern CI just last month and was highly regarded by staff and loved by her friends,Ž the school board said in a state-ment, adding that support was being offered to students.The 13 wounded ranged in age from 10 to 59, and suffered injuries ranging from serious to minor, Saunders said. He did not name the victims, who included eight women and girls, and seven men.Dr. Najma Ahmed of St. Michaels Hospital said five patients had been admitted in serious or critical condition and that three of the five underwent immediate lifesaving operations.A video taken by a witness showed a man dressed all in black walking quickly down a sidewalk and firing three shots into at least one shop or restau-rant in Torontos Greektown, a residential area crowded with Greek restaurants and cafes.Witnesses heard many shots and described the suspect walking past restaurants and cafes and patios on both sides of the street and firing into them.At the corner of Danforth and Logan, where some of the shots were fired, about 50 people milled about on a small square Monday evening, talk-ing in several languages. They expressed shock at a shooting in such a neighborhood, which is graced with parks, pretty two-story brick homes and street cafes.Some hugged, others wept. Others were somber, wonder-ing both why someone would want to hurt people in their neighborhood „ and how he obtained a gun in a country with far stricter gun laws than in the neighboring U.S. Bouquets of flowers lay near a plaque commemorating the city, while a few steps away people signed a makeshift memorial made of plywood. we are Danforth strong,Ž it says, referring to the neighborhoods main street, The Danforth.Im out of my mind just thinking about it,Ž said 66-year-old Augustino Speciale, who paused to smell a bouquet of white lilies attached to a lamppost. Its Toronto.ŽOntarios police watchdog said there was an exchange of gunfire between the assailant and two officers on a side street before the gunman was found dead near Danforth Avenue where the shootings occurred.Tanya Wilson was closing her tattoo shop on the street when she heard gunshots and a mother and her son ran into her store with gunshot wounds to their legsThey said they were walk-ing and a man told them to get the hell out his way and he just shot them,Ž Wilson said.Wilson said she tied and elevated their wounds and tried to keep them calm while they waited for paramedics. She locked the door and shut off the lights, not knowing what was happening outside.Jody Steinhauer was celebrating her birthday with family at Christinas restaurant on Danforth Avenue when they heard 10 to 15 shots. They ran to the back to the restaurant and hid under a table.We heard a woman yell, Help! My partner went outside the re staurant and the woman was right there. She had been shot,Ž she said.Her boyfriend and a doctor who was in the restaurant attended to the woman who was shot in the thigh. She was screaming and yelling and in shock. Nobody was with her. That was the scary part,Ž Steinhauer said.Though mass shootings are rare in Canadas largest city, Toronto police had deployed dozens of additional officers over the weekend to deal with a recent rise in gun violence in the city, which has seen 23 gun homicides so far this year, compared to 16 fatal shootings in the first half of 2017.Toronto Councilor Paula Fletcher said the attack was not gang relatedŽ and that the gunman shot indiscrim-inatelyŽ into restaurants and into a park.I know we always say, That cant happen here, when we see those gunmen in the States doing the same thing and it has happened here now,Ž Fletcher said.Two dead, 13 wounded in Toronto shootingPolice escort civilians away from the scene of a shooting Sunday in Toronto. [FRANK GUNN/THE CANADIAN PRESS VIA AP] ZAGREB, CROATIAPolice deny using violence against migrantsCroatian police have denied reports that the European Union nations border guards have been using violence against migrants attempting to enter from neighboring Bosnia.Police told The Associated Press on Monday that they have not recordedŽ such incidents along Croatias border with Bosnia and other neighbors.The response comes after the Red Cross last week warned it has received reports that dozens of people who tried to cross the border from Bosnia were being treated daily for injuries. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societ-ies also have said some migrants recounted being beaten by Croatian border guards, but that IFRC could not verify the accounts.HELSINKICar transport ship runs aground off Swedens coastSwedish officials say a large Panama-flagged cargo vessel carrying hundreds of vehicles has run aground on the countrys east coast en route to the port of Sodertalje, south of Stockholm, and has reportedly leaked some oil.The Swedish Coast Guard said the 456-foot Makassar Highway ran aground in an archipelago north of Vastervik about 7:30 a.m. Monday in good weather on the Baltic Sea.Officials are inspecting damages to the vessel, which according to the Swedish public broadcaster SVT has left traces oil in the sea.JERUSALEMRussian FM meets Netanyahu over Syria, IranRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Ben-jamin Netanyahu on Monday in talks focusing on the Iranian presence in Syria.Early in his meeting with the Russian delegation, also attended by Israeli defense officials, Netanyahu stressed the extraordinarily importantŽ link between the two countries, demonstrated by the direct meetings between myself and President Putin and between our staffs.ŽNetanyahu announced earlier at a Cabinet meeting that Rus-sian President Vladimir Putin had a few days ago requested the meeting with the high level delegation that includes Russias chief of the militarys General Staff, Gen. Valery Gerasimov. The Associated PressIN BRIEFSunday, July 22 Fantasy 5: 2-9-11-14-16 Monday, July 23 Pick 5 Afternoon: 0-5-1-1-1 Evening: 2-9-5-8-5 Pick 4 Afternoon: 5-2-3-0 Evening: 5-2-2-2 Pick 3 Afternoon: 7-7-5 Evening: 0-0-3 Pick 2 Afternoon: 8-3 Evening: 0-6

PAGE 3 | Tuesday, July 24, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield @dailycommercial.comLEESBURG … Detectives responding to a shots-fired call on Saturday arrested three men when they dis-covered drugs in a house and an AR-15 rifle stolen from the Tavares Police Department.Residents who called police at 5:52 p.m. directed officers to 107 S. Lake St. There, they saw Kendrick Jones, 26, who said he had been in an argument with people in an apartment complex across the street. Mr. Jones stated he did not own a gun and no one shot a gun from his house,Ž according to the arrest affidavit. Two other men, Tyriq Smith, 20, and Gary Malcolm, 40, also came out of the house. All three men said they lived in the home. During the course of the investigation, a resident showed police a video of Jones firing three shots into the ground in the direction of the apartment complex.The arrest report said officers detainedŽ the men while they cleared the residence for safety.Ž They said they saw drugs, drug paraphernalia, ammo and a rifle identical to the one Mr. Jones was shootingŽ in plain sight. They then obtained a search warrant. Jones said he owned the gun, but a trace of the weapon showed it had been stolen from a Tavares police offi-cer in late January. Someone broken out the window of the officer's patrol car at his home and pried the rifle from the gun rack.Malcolm and Smith were charged with possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Jones was charged with grand theft of police equipment from a vehicle, possession of a short-barreled rifle and discharging a firearm on a public road. He was jailed on $31,000 bond.Man arrested with cops ri eMan allegedly red stolen ri e to threaten neighbors[LEESBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT] Jones Malcolm Smith By Jim TurnerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ State Sen. Denise Grimsley would immediately order a full auditŽ of Floridas concealed-weapons licensing process, as well as examine the manage-ment structure of the program, if she is elected agriculture commissioner.And the Sebring Republican is joined by two of her primary opponents, former state Rep. Baxter Troutman of Winter Haven and Plant City businessman Mike McCalister, in saying accountability for problems with background checks rests with Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, a Republican who is running for governor.Yet, Troutman accepts that Putnam, who has served as agriculture commissioner since 2011, has taken responsibility for heavily publicized issues in the licensing process.Setting an environment that demands accountability, productivity and success lies at the top „ the buck stops with the commissioner, which is something Commissioner Putnam has acknowledged,Ž Troutman said, when asked about Putnams degree of accountability.The Tampa Bay Times reported last month that state investigators found a former Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services employee, who had been promoted from a job in the mailroom, failed for a year to conduct one of the national background checks for concealed-weapons licenses.The Associated Press later reported state investigators determined that 48 employees had made mistakes in the review process, requiring the agency to revoke two concealed-weapons licenses and an armed security guard license.The Times has also reported that Putnams agency paid $30,000 to settle a lawsuit with a former employee who claimed she was required to meet a daily processing quota and that she had been advised she worked for the NRA.ŽThis years fourth Republi-can candidate for agriculture commissioner, state Rep. Matt Caldwell of North Fort Myers, did not respond to the questions last week about the licensing issues from The News Service of Florida.Putnams office has pushed back against the reports, with Putnam saying after the initial Times report last month that problems had been corrected and that public safety was not at risk.Ž But Democrats have seized on the reports to criticize Putnam.Nikki Fried, a Democratic candidate for agriculture com-missioner, said she intends „ if elected „ to do an audit of the entire department to ensure it is operating efficiently and effectively on behalf of the people of Florida.ŽThe recent revelations of Commissioner Putnams failures to properly oversee the permitting of concealed-carry and private security guard licenses are potentially indicative of a broader mismanagement of the department,Ž Fried said. We must find out if that is the case, and if so, take action.ŽGrimsley said an audit she plans would determine if any administrative changes are needed regarding the licensing procedures.McCalister, also a retired Army National Guard and Reserves colonel, said no concealed-weapons license should be deemed complete until all required background checks are included with an application.Troutman intends to imple-ment a new reporting structure that would measure outcomes and expectations.In business, things that get measured get done, and people must be held accountable,Ž Troutman said.Grimsley mirrored Troutman with a buck always stops at the topŽ comment, but added she needs to better Candidates address gun permitsAgriculture commissioner hopefuls look at concealed weaponsAgriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, center, meets with members of the media in Kissimmee. [AP PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX, FILE] By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield @dailycommercial.comBUSHNELL „ Sumter County sheriffs investigators have unearthed human remains in the backyard of a man who has been missing for about a month. Investiga-tors received a call Friday from family members of Claudio Carvajal-Hernandez, 40, saying they have not heard from him since June 22.There has been no activity on his Facebook page or his debit card and he has not picked up his paychecks, according to Capt. Tony Prevatt.The last reported sighting came from his stepson, Benito Pealta-Farrar, 23, who also lives at the home at 212 E. Belt St. Pealta-Farrar said he last saw Carvajal-Hernandez leaving for work at 4 a.m. on June 22.On Friday, investigators contacted a private company about using a cadaver dog. On Saturday, the dog alerted to an area near a fire pit in the back yard. It was there that inves-tigators found charred bones. Remains found in yard of missing manCarvajalHernandez Staff ReportLADY LAKE „ The man shot to death by Sumter County sheriffs deputies Friday during a domestic disturbance call has been identified as Anthony Cole-man, 38.Deputies said they shot him when he pointed a gun at them.Deputies were called to Northeast 105th Lane in Lady Lake at 6:20 p.m. The woman, who met deputies at a nearby church, said her husband punched their dog in the face three times. They began to argue, and the man pushed her, so she gath-ered her children, left and called law enforcement. While talking to her, depu-ties heard gunshots. When they confronted him, he refused to comply with their commands to surrender, then he raised his firearm. Two deputies shot him.He was flown to the trauma center at Ocala Regional Med-ical Center where he died a few hours later.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting, which is standard procedure in all officer-involved shootings.According to Lake County Jail records, Coleman was arrested in December of 2016 on four counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon (vehicle) and leaving the scene of a crash involving injury. He was sentenced to three years of probation.Lady Lake man shot by Sumter deputies identi edColeman See PERMITS, A4 See REMAINS, A4ORMOND BEACHPolice: 2 injured when tree falls during stormAuthorities say two people were injured when a tree fell on them during a thunder-storm in Florida.Ormond Beach police spokesman Keith Walker told news outlets that 56-year-old James Allen was taken to a hospital for treatment on Sunday afternoon. He says Walker and another person were unloading furniture from a truck in the driveway when the tree fell.The second person suffered minor injuries.Neighbor Heather Marz tells WESH-TV in Orlando that she heard the tree crash-ing down and heard Allen yelling for help. She called 911 and performed CPR until rescuers arrived.LAKELANDConvenience store owner faces murder chargeCharges have been added against convenience store owner Mehedeun Hasan, who was arrested July 18 on charges of shooting into an occupied vehicle and attempted second-degree murder.The Polk County Sher-iff's Office reported Monday that the man who was shot, 43-year-old Rennie Defoe Jr. of Plant City, died July 21 at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center. After updat-ing the State Attorney's Office on Defoe's death, Hasan was additionally charged with second-degree murder with a weapon.According to reports, Defoe entered a Shell gas station/ convenience store in Lakeland at approximately 11:40 p.m. July 17, walked to the beer cooler, picked up three 18-packs of Natural Ice beer „ valued at approximately $36 „ and then walked out of the store without paying.Hasan, 22, co-owner with his father, then picked up a 9mm handgun from the store office and ran out after Defoe, according to the PCSO. He caught up with Defoe when the suspect was in his vehicle, and surveillance video shows Hasan point a gun at Defoe. Hasan shot Defoe as he was backing up to leave. Defoe drove off, then crashed his vehicle.NAPLESTeen injured during police chase dies at hospitalAuthorities say a teenage Florida boy who was seriously injured during a police chase last week has died.The Naples Daily News reports that the teen died Friday, three days after the crash in Immokalee.Florida Highway Patrol says the 17-year-old passenger was ejected from a Mercedes-Benz when the 16-year-old girl driving the car veered off the road and overturned while being chased by Collier County deputies.The boy was taken to a Fort Myers hospital, where he eventually died. The driver was taken to a Naples hospital with minor injuries. Neither teen was wearing a seat belt.FHP says the driver faces charges of reckless driving and driving without a license.Officials didn't immediately say what prompted the chase.PALMETTOPolice department ordered to undergo trainingPALMETTO „ A Florida police chief and officers in his department are being ordered by city officials to undergo sexual harassment training following an investigation about inappropriate com-ments, including one the chief made about a female officer's nipple.The Bradenton Herald reported last week that the See BRIEFS, A4


A4 Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | Funeral Services Paul Patrick Tucker, age 79, of Fruitland Park, Florida, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018. Visitation will be held Friday, July 27, 2018, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Page-Theus Funeral Home in Leesburg. Services will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Grace Bible Baptist Church in Fruitland Park at 10:00 a.m. The burial will follow the service at Shiloh Cemetery in Fruitland Park. Online condolences may be shared by visiting www. In lieu of ”owers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimers Foundation of America at Paul Patrick Tucker understand the procedures used to process the applications."I look forward to speak-ing with Commissioner Putnam and his management team to better understand the procedures they have used and then think about ways to ensure that we are deploy-ing resources and using processes that work to provide safety and security going forward,Ž Grimsley said.Democratic candidate Jeff Porter, who is the mayor of Homestead, joined Grimsley and McCalister in maintain-ing that the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services can continue to handle the applications.I would institute a level of professionalism not found in the program today,Ž Porter said. It is unconscionable to have had a mailroom clerk be responsible for the checking of the NCIC (National Crime Information Center) checks. I would hire a team with a law-enforcement background to oversee this critical program to all Floridians.ŽMcCalister said the per-mitting process should be handled by a statewide elected official to ensure consistent standards and not left to unelected persons.ŽDemocratic candidate David Walker, a marine biologist, favors moving the checks to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.Law enforcement offi-cials are better equipped to perform a thorough background check,Ž Walker said. It will also link the concealed weapon permit, which is under the commissioner of agriculture, with gun purchase, which is under Florida Depart-ment of Law Enforcement. Linking concealed weapon license with gun purchase will make it easier for law enforcement officials to see compliance with gun purchases.ŽFried said moving the processing to the FDLE is something that deserves discussion.All concealed-weapons permit applications are run through the Florida Crime Information Center, which is run by the FDLE,Ž Fried said. Background checks are run to ensure that CWPs (concealed weapons permits) dont end up in the hands of the wrong people and to protect soci-ety. So, in my opinion, it is completely reasonable to have the conversation of moving this responsibility over to the law enforcement professionals.ŽTroutman said hes also open to such discussions.Florida is one of four states where someone other than law enforcement issues concealed-carry per-mits,Ž Troutman said. The Legislature and governor ultimately decide where this program is housed, and Im open to discussions exploring improvements to the application process.ŽNone of the candidates called for eliminating or scaling back the concealed-weapons licensing process. In December 2012, Florida became the first state in the nation to surpass 1 mil-lion active conceal-carry permits.But the Democrats expressed some concerns with proposals to expand laws dealing with gun rights, such as allowing people with concealed-weapons licenses to openly carry handguns „ an issue that lawmakers have considered.It is not in the best inter-est of Floridians to have an open-carry policy as it places everyone in danger,Ž Walker said. If there is an incident, police would not know who is the perpetra-tor versus the victim.ŽPorter said open carryŽ isnt necessary due to the large number of legal gun owners in the state.Criminals should think twice about committing a crime against a resident of Florida, whether or not they are showing a gun, the odds are that the potential victim is carrying a legal weapon to defend themselves,Ž Porter said.Grimsley and Trout-man, who recently received B plusŽ and C minusŽ grades, respectively, from the National Rifle Association, offered outright support for the Second Amendment.Grimsley added shed support any efforts to give law-abiding Floridians more freedom to exercise it.ŽThe state had surpassed 1.9 million active concealed-weapons licenses as of June 30. PERMITSFrom Page A3There were also some bones in a burn barrel, Prevatt said. A skull was not found.The remains were sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime lab. DNA will be extracted from the bones and com-pared to known family members for comparison.The case is similar to one in Lake County.Friends of Michael Shaver called the Lake County Sheriffs Office early this year to say they have not seen the 35-year-old since 2015. His estranged wife allowed deputies to look inside the house they shared in the Clermont area, but demanded a lawyer when they wanted to look in the back yard.In March, crime scene investigators unearthed remains under a concrete slab near a fire pit that were later identified as Shavers, thanks to a DNA match. REMAINSFrom Page A3investigation started after a female detective complained that Palmetto Police Chief Scott Tyler said a female reserve offi-cer's "puffy nipples" were visible through her shirt. The detective made the complaint while she is under investigation for allegedly being the aggres-sor in a domestic violence incident involving her husband.Those complaints prompted Palmetto Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant to ask for an investigation.Tyler denied making the "puffy nipples" comment. He said that he responded to other officers comments about how the reserve officer was dressed and pointed out that her breast was not visible.TITUSVILLEAuthorities rescue 11 people from capsized boatFlorida authorities res-cued nearly a dozen people after a boat capsized in a coastal waterway.Florida Today reported that the Titusville Fire Department and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission pulled people out of Indian River as rough weather was moving through the area. Indian River is located on Florida's east coast.On its Twitter account Titusville Fire Department said that it rescued nine adults and two juveniles. One other person was evaluated, but refused to be transported.The newspaper said that at least six people were in the water while at least three more were on a nearby island about 200 yards away, just south of the A. Max Brewer Bridge. BRIEFSFrom Page A3 The Associated PressSAN DIEGO „ The Trump administration says nearly 1,200 family reunifications have occurred for children 5 and older who were sepa-rated at the U.S.-Mexico border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline.The Justice Depart-ment said in a court filing Monday that there have been 1,187 reunifications or other appropriate dischargesŽ by the Health and Human Services Departments Office of Refugee Resettlement. The filing doesnt elabo-rate on other appropriate discharges.ŽThe administration has identified 2,551 adults who have been separated from their children 5 and older.U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw has set a deadline of Thursday for the government to reunite all older children with their parents. He set an earlier deadline for children under 5.Administration reports nearly 1,200 family reuni cations By Tom MurphyThe Associated PressThat hot lunch delivered to your door? Your health insurer might pick up the tab.The cleaning crew that fixed up your apartment while you recovered from a stroke? The hospital staff helped set that up.Health care is shifting in a fundamental way for millions of Americans. Some insurers are paying for rides to fitness cen-ters and checking in with customers to help ward off loneliness. Hospital networks are hiring more workers to visit people at home and learn about their lives, not just their illnesses.The health care system is becoming more focused on keeping patients healthy instead of waiting to treat them once they become sick or wind up in the hospital. This isnt a new concept, but its growing. Insurers are expanding what they pay for to confront rising costs, realizing that a persons health depends mostly on what happens outside a doctors visit.For many people, taking care of their blood pressure or their diabetes is not particularly high on their list when they dont know where their next meal is coming from,Ž said Dr. Lori Tishler, vice president of medical affairs with the nonprofit insurer Commonwealth Care Alliance.Some of this shift is driven by how health plans pay doctors and other care providers.For decades, theyve reimbursed mainly for each procedure or service performed, which limits the type of help a doctor can provide. But insurers are shifting more to reimbursement that centers on the patients health. That often involves paying providers to coordinate all the help a patient needs to improve their health „ and lower health care costs.You get a lot more attention to the sickest population,Ž said Dr. Sam Ho, chief medical officer for UnitedHealth-care, the nations largest insurer.Beyond payment changes, insurers and care providers also are stretching their approach to helping patients, especially those with low incomes or chronic conditions.Virta Woodard receives weekly calls from her care manager, Armando Contreras, and she gets rides to a fitness center, all covered under a program called TogethernessŽ started last year by the insurer Anthem. The 56-year-old, who has diabetes and lives with chronic pain, has lost 34 pounds since joining the program.I dont cry every day like I used to because I dont want to be telling Armando that,Ž the Long Beach, California, resident said. I want to tell him I did something good.ŽThe thinking behind this program is that people who are more engaged socially will become more involved keeping up their health, Anthem spokeswoman Jill Becher said.Sharon Romano was feeling overwhelmed months after her stroke last year. In stepped social worker Alicia Velez.Velez, from Mount Sinai Health Partners, spent several hours help-ing Romano sort through medical bills on her first visit. She also researched companies that could clean Romanos onebedroom Manhattan apartment and remove clutter. Then Velez started calling weekly to check in with Romano.It gave me a little bit of hope that I can get through this,Ž Romano said.The Affordable Care Act expanded coverage to millions of people and increased recognition through the health care system that just giving someone coverage is not going to be enough to ultimately improve health outcomes,Ž said Samantha Artiga, a Kaiser Family Founda-tion researcher.Health care industry branches into fresh meals, rides to ymVirta Woodard, a 56-year-old diabetic, chats with wellness coach Ryan Manuwa while exercising at Nifty After Fifty “ tness centers, July 16 in Lakewood, Calif. [JAE C. HONG/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 5 | Tuesday, July 24, 2018 A5The duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., is raised on Monday. The boat went down Thursday evening after a thunderstorm generated near-hurricane strength winds. [NATHAN PAPES/THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER VIA AP] The letter, from Libertys attorney Richard Mast to the fitness companys CEO Chris Rondeau, said the gym revoked her membership after telling management she was intimidated and alarmedŽ when Jordan IvyŽ Rice invaded her privacy onMay 29.In an email to the Daily CommercialMonday, the company said: Planet Fitness is committed to creating a non-intimidating, welcoming environment for all of our members and their safety and privacy is our top priority.Under our gender identity non-discrimina-tion policy, members and guests may use all gym facilities based on their sincere self-reported gender identity. Fur-thermore, all of our locker rooms include private changing areas for those that seek additional privacy. As this is pending litigation we are unable to comment further.ŽNo lawsuit has been filed, and Liberty has given the fitness company untilAug. 10to respond to the complaint.This is not the only incident with Mr. Rice known to Planet Fitness,Ž Mast noted in his letter. Another woman reported that he exposed his naked body to her in the womens locker room at this location. In another instance, he was involved in an argument with another woman over use of the tanning room. Misogynist, anti-woman harassment should have no place in Planet Fitness locations, and it violates Florida Law.ŽBiological gender is a protected class under Florida law, Mast told the Daily Commercial in a phone interview. Women are especially vulnerable to sexual attacks. You dont see females claiming to be males in these cases,Ž Mast said.Mast said Mrs. H is also the victim of a past rape attempt.Mast said she found Rice standing before a mirror and putting on makeup in the womens locker room.She thought at first that he had just made a mistake,Ž Mast said.She was disturbed by his presence, politely confronted him and asked him to leave the womens locker room,Ž he said in his letter. Instead, he smirked back at her, and continued to stare at her, remaining standing in front of the mirror applying makeup, where he had a full view of every single woman entering or exiting the shower area and every single locker.ŽShe left to continue her workout, and when she returned an hour later, he was still standing in front of the mirror.Rice, who could not be located for comment, called 911 to request that police come to the gym on 735 N. 14thSt. in Leesburg so he could file a sexual harassment complaint against Mrs. H. No police report was filed.Mast noted in his letter that Rice was allowed to move his membership to another gym, while Mrs. Hs was canceled.He claims in his letter that management did not talk to Mrs. H to get her side of the story. Instead, they mailed her a cancellation letter accusing her of violating the gyms LunkŽ policy. That policy prohibits members from grunting, dropping weights and judging.ŽIt is not judging to com-plain about a man in the womens locker room, Mast said.Even if she had violated the LunkŽ policy somehow, members are to be given warnings before a third offense results in the revoking of a membership, he noted. Actually, Mrs. H. said it was Rice who violated gym rules by wearing flip-flops on a treadmill, Mast said.Mast also believes that he has a strong consumer complaint case against the company.Nowhere does it state in members contracts that men will be allowed in womens locker rooms, he said. In fact, they should put it in big bold letters on the wall.ŽIf that is the policy, Planet Fitness will have a big drop in member-ships,Ž Mast said. CLASHFrom Page A1 established part of the administrations broader foreign policy.Iran has dismissed Trumps late Sunday message „ NEVER EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKE OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFOREŽ „ as a passive reactionŽ to Rouhani. But, Tehran was already aware of what was coming from the administration as con-sequences of Trumps May withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear accord take shape.As Pompeo noted in his speech to Iranian-Americans and others in California late Sunday, the centerpiece of those consequences will be the re-imposition of U.S. economic sanctions; the first batch will go back into force on Aug. 4 target-ing the Iranian automotive sector and trade in gold and other metals. A more significant set of sanctions that will hit Irans oil industry and central bank by punishing countries and companies that do business with them will resume on Nov. 4.Right now, the United States is undertaking a diplomatic and financial pressure campaign to cut off the funds that the regime uses to enrich itself and support death and destruction,Ž Pompeo said in his speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley. We have an obligation to put maximum pressure on the regimes ability to gen-erate and move money, and we will do so.Pompeo also slammed Irans political, judicial and military officials, accusing several by name of participating in rampant corruption, and called its religious leaders hypocrit-ical holy menŽ who amassed wealth while allowing their people to suffer. He said the government has heartlessly repressed its own peoples human rights, dignity and fundamental freedoms,Ž and he hailed the proud Iranian people (for) not staying silent about their governments many abuses.ŽThe United States under President Trump will not stay silent either,Ž he said.He was right. True to form, Trump did not stay silent. But the White House blamed Rouhani for inciting the war of words with his comment that America must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars.ŽWE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!,Ž Trump wrote.Reaction from Congress, particularly Democrats, was swift and critical.Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, a member of the Foreign Relations Com-mittee, acknowledged that Irans terrorist activities in the Middle East pose a threat but suggested it wouldnt be solved through a tweet from Trump.the subject of govern-ment documents released over the weekend, wasnt a spy or an agent of Russia.Carter Page wasnt a spy, wasnt an agent of the Russians he would have cooperated with the FBI. It was a fraud and a hoax designed to target Trump,Ž the president said in a series of tweets quoting Tom Fitton, pres-ident of the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.Fitton was interviewed Monday on Fox and Friends,Ž an appearance Trump tweeted about.A disgrace to America,Ž Trumps tweet continued. They should drop the discredited Muel-ler Witch Hunt now!ŽThe president was responding to the Justice Departments Sat-urday release of documents related to the wiretapping of Page. Trump has asserted without evidence that the documents, heav-ily redacted and released Saturday under the Free-dom of Information Act, confirm with little doubtŽ that intelligence agencies misled a special court that approved the wiretap warrant.But lawmakers from both political parties said that the documents dont show wrongdoing and that they even appear to undermine some previous claims by top Republicans on the basis for obtaining a warrant against Page.Visible portions of the documents show the FBI telling the court that Page has been collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government.Ž The agency also told the court that the FBI believes Page has been the subject of tar-geted recruitment by the Russian government.ŽTrumps tweets landed as he continues to try to reassure the country that he accepts that longtime foe Russia interfered in the 2016 election, despite his public undermining of U.S. intelligence agencies in Helsinki while standing alongside Russian Presi-dent Vladimir Putin.So President Obama knew about Russia before the Election,Ž Trump tweeted late Sunday. Why didnt he do some-thing about it? Why didnt he tell our campaign? Because it is all a big hoax, thats why, and he thought Crooked Hillary was going to win!!!Ž White House press sec-retary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that Trump was obviouslyŽ referring to allegations of collusion between his presidential campaign and Russian agents.U.S. intelligence agencies unanimously concurred that Russia interfered in the 2016 campaign. Trump only reluctantly accepted their assessment amid the firestorm of last weeks reaction to his comments at a summit news confer-ence with Putin.Obviously the president is talking about the collusion with his campaign,Ž Sanders said. Hes been very clear that there wasnt any. I think hes said it about 1,000 times.Ž THREATSFrom Page A1 TRUMPFrom Page A1 Some witnesses have said the lake was calm and the storm came up suddenly. Sadowicz said investigators want to find out if operators were adequately monitoring the weather and should have reasonably known a storm was approaching.Turbulent weather has caused trouble for duck boats before.Coast Guard records show that a similar duck boat in Philadelphia took on a 3or 4-foot wave on Oct. 3, 2015, as it carried 12 passengers on a tour of the Delaware River. Water got into the engine compartment, causing the engine to stall and setting the vessel adrift.The boat was safely towed to shore. The cause of the failure was determined to be the rapidly worsening river conditions.Ž But the Coast Guard also cited a failure to anticipate the change in the weather conditions.ŽThe change of the tide from slack to flood and the strong northerly winds caused the waves to quickly build and exceeded the restriction on the vessels COI (cer-tificate of inspection),Ž the Coast Guard report stated.Duck boats were designed for military use in World War II. The Mis-souri boat that sank was built in 1944. PROBEFrom Page A1


A6 Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Hope YenThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The Senate on Monday confirmed Pentagon official Robert Wilkie to be sec-retary of Veterans Affairs, charged with delivering on President Donald Trumps campaign promises to fire bad VA employees and steer more patients to the private sector.Wilkie won approval on a bipartisan vote of 86-9, securing the back-ing of many Democrats after insisting at his con-firmation hearing that he will not privatize the governments secondlargest department. It was a moment of respite from the sharp political divisions engulfing Trumps other nominees in the final months before congressional midterm elections.Wilkie is Trumps third pick for the job in 18 months. The longtime public official says he will shake up complacencyŽ at VA, which has struggled with long waits in provid-ing medical treatment to millions of veterans.Trump selected Wilkie for the post in May after firing his first VA secretary, David Shulkin, amid ethics charges and internal rebellion at the department over the role of private care for veterans. Trumps initial replacement choice, White House doctor Ronny Jackson, withdrew after allegations of workplace misconduct surfaced.Wilkie, a former assistant secretary of defense under President George W. Bush, has received mostly positive reviews from veterans groups for his management experience, but the extent of his willingness to expand private care as an alterna-tive to government-run VA care remains largely unknown.Trump last year pledged he would triple the number of veterans seeing the doctor of their choice.Ž Currently more than 30 percent of VA appointments are made in the private sector.Under repeated questioning at his hearing, the Air Force and Navy veteran said he opposed privatizing the agency of 360,000 employees and would make sure VA health care is fully funded.Ž When pressed by Sen. Jon Tester, the top Democrat on the panel, if he would be willing to dis-agree with Trump, Wilkie responded yes.ŽI have been privi-leged to work for some of the most high-powered people in this town,Ž said Wilkie, currently a Pentagon undersecretary for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. They pay me for their opinions, and I give those to them.ŽWilkies main task in the coming months will be carrying out a newly signed law to ease access to private health provid-ers. That law gives the VA secretary wide authority to decide when veterans can bypass the VA, based on whether they receive qualityŽ care, but the pro-gram could face escalating costs.Some Democrats have warned the VA wont be able to handle a growing price tag, putting it at risk of budget shortfalls next year. Major veterans groups want full funding for core VA medical centers, which they see as best-suited to veterans specialized needs such as treatment for post-traumatic stress.As VA secretary, Wilkie also will have more power under a new accountability law to fire VA employees. Lawmakers from both par-ties have recently raised questions about the laws implementation, including how whistleblower complaints are handled and whether the law is being disproportionately used against rank-and-file employ ees rather than senior managers who set policy.Senate con rms Wilkie for Veterans A airs secretaryVeterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert Wilkie is sworn in at the start of a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee nominations hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington. [CAROLYN KASTER/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE]

PAGE 7 | Tuesday, July 24, 2018 A7 BUSINESS 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 JJ FMAMJ 2,760 2,800 2,840 S&P 500Close: 2,806.98 Change: 5.15 (0.2%) 10 DAYS 23,200 24,000 24,800 25,600 26,400 27,200 JJ FMAMJ 24,640 24,940 25,240 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,044.29 Change: -13.83 (-0.1%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1192 Declined 1607 New Highs 76 New Lows 30 Vol. (in mil.) 2,871 Pvs. Volume 3,169 1,606 1,728 1387 1440 114 54 NYSE NASDDOW 25081.45 24983.33 25044.29 -13.83 -0.06% +1.32% DOW Trans. 10828.86 10730.06 10813.55 +72.05 +0.67% +1.90% DOW Util. 720.00 711.20 713.80 -4.40 -0.61% -1.32% NYSE Comp. 12803.17 12765.58 12794.05 +4.14 +0.03% -0.12% NASDAQ 7846.76 7776.55 7841.87 +21.67 +0.28% +13.59% S&P 500 2808.61 2795.14 2806.98 +5.15 +0.18% +4.99% S&P 400 2001.61 1990.49 1998.01 -0.35 -0.02% +5.13% Wilshire 5000 29381.17 29244.62 29363.21 +76.10 +0.26% +5.65% Russell 2000 1701.97 1690.53 1698.41 +1.60 +0.09% +10.61% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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Trading was volatile, partic-ularly after news that the head of the companys big European operations, who had been con-sidered one of Marchionnes potential successors, was quitting. Ferrari, where Marchionne was also replaced at the helm, closed down about 5 percent.The Fiat Chrysler board on Saturday named long-time Jeep executive Mike Manley as CEO, unexpectedly accelerating a transition that was planned for early next year. The company said the 66-year-old Marchionne suffered complica-tions from shoulder surgery in Zurich, Switzerland, last month that worsened in recent days, and that he could not resume his duties. No other details were released.Marchionne will be a hard act to follow. Analysts credit his industry vision and ability to strike deals and take risks for increasing the market value of Fiat by tenfold since he took over in 2004. And while he was due to retire in 2019, most expected him to stay on in some role to guide the company.Some of us assumed hed remain as chairman and be there to phone in his instructions,Ž said Max Warburton, an analyst at market research firm Bernstein who often pub-licly tussled with Marchionne on conference calls about the companys earnings.Marchionne ran FCA in a command and control style, with constant firefighting measures. There is no operat-ing manual to follow,Ž he said.Marchionne engineered both the turnarounds of Italian car-maker Fiat and Chrysler, which Fiat acquired in 2009 in a deal with the U.S. government, creating the worlds seventhlargest carmaker out of two formerly dysfunctional entities. He created shareholder value for the Fiat-founding Agnelli family with successful spinoffs of Fiats heavy vehicle maker CNH Industrial and of the iconic Ferrari super sports car company. But his goal of another big merger failed to find any takers.Marchionne proved himself a consummate deal-maker. He won control of Chrysler in a 2009 deal with U.S. President Barack Obamas government without putting a penny down, only in exchange for bringing more small-car technology to Chrysler. In May of 2011, less than two years after leaving bankruptcy, Marchionne pulled off a huge refinancing of the companys $7.5 billion loan from the U.S. government, retiring it with a combination of corporate bonds, loans and payments, even though Chrysler had not yet turned an annual profit. Some of the debt carried at 12 percent interest rate and cost the company $1.2 billion in interest per year. The maneu-ver helped the company to start making money again.No power steering?Fiat Chrysler is shaken without visionary CEO behind wheel


A8 Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | WATERSTAYING HYDRATED Staying hydrated is a necessity, but sometimes its di cult to tell when your body needs water, especially during warmer months. Try these tips from Culligan to keep yourself well hydrated. € Bring a reusable water bottle with you when on the go. € Use a ltration system at home. € Establish a hydration routine, like drinking water at the beginning of each hour. € Load up on fruits and veggies that are high in water content. TIP OF THE WEEKSUMMER FITNESS AND EATINGHave a healthy summer with these tips from Egglands Best: Explore Mother Nature: Hike local parks, visit a beach and take a paddleboard class, rent a kayak with a friend and explore a regional river „ the opportunities are endless. Eat a wholesome breakfast: Registered dietitian and nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner recommends staying fueled with eggs. HEALTHY LIVINGCLEANING BENEFITSA study at Indiana University showed that people with clean houses are healthier than people with messy houses. Regular household chores like vacuuming and washing windows can be great physical activity. A tidy home can also mean were more likely to invite people over, which can help alleviate feelings of depression and isolation that can accompany aging. „ Brandpoint HEALTHTODAYS WORKOUTHurdler stretch good for hips and lower back By Marlo AllevaMore Content NowNo matter the physical activity, stretching and warming up is imperative to your performance. The intensity of the activity will depend on how in-depth your pre-stretching and post-stretching will be. And always remember, stretching doesnt have to be connected to physical activity or intense fitness. It can simply be a way to wake up, preparing your body for the day, or taking a few moments for yourself and giving your body a stress release. Our move today is a hurdler stretch. This move will be stretching your hips, hamstrings, inner thighs and your lower back. All you will need is a flat surface and a yoga mat. Begin this move by sitting and positioning one leg in front of your body, bending your knee in a 90-degree angle, pointing the foot inward while the knee is placed outward. Take the other leg to your backside and position it opposite of the front leg, bending in the knee and placing your weight on the inner thigh. Imagine watching an Olympic hurdlers body position as they cross over the hurdle. Once you find your proper positioning, proceed to lean forward into a fold over the front leg. Go as far as you can and hold this stance until you feel a good release in the hips, hamstrings, and lower back. Shoot for at least a 10 count, or even a 30 second hold would be substantial. Release, and repeat on the opposite side. You may notice one side is always more comfortable than the other, as we tend to use one side of our body more than the other. This stretch is good for lower-body workouts and for runners as well. So even when youre taking a small break in your day to watch a little TV, this stretch is a great viewing position.Marlo Alleva demonstrates a hurdler stretch. [ERNST PETERS/THE LEDGER] By Bruce Horovitz Kaiser Health NewsDonn Trenner, 91, estimates that two-thirds of his friends are dead. Thats a hard one for me,Ž he said. Ive lost a lot of people.Ž As baby boomers age, more and more folks will reach their 80s, 90s and beyond. They will not only lose friends but face the daunting task of making new friends at an advanced age. Friendship in old age plays a critical role in health and well-being, according to recent findings from the Stanford Center on Longevitys Sightlines Project. Socially isolated individuals face health risks comparable to those of smokers, and their mortality risk is twice that of obese individuals, the study notes. Baby boomers are more disengaged with their neighbors and even their loved ones than any other generation, said Dr. Laura Carstensen, who is director of the Stanford Center on Longevity and herself a boomer, in her 60s. If were disengaged, its going to be harder to make new friends,Ž she said. Trenner knows how that feels. In 2017, right before New Years, he tried to reach his longtime friend Rose Marie, former actress and co-star on the 1960s sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show.Ž Trenner traveled with Rose Marie as a pianist and arranger doing shows at senior centers along the Florida coast more than four decades ago. When we were performing, you could hear all the hearing aids screaming in the audience,Ž he joked. The news that shed died shook him to the core. Although she was a friend who, he said, cannot be replaced, neither her passing nor the deaths of dozens of his other friends and associates will stop Trenner from making new friends. Thats one reason he still plays, on Monday nights, with the Hartford Jazz Orchestra at the Arch Street Tavern in Hartford, Connecticut. For the past 19 years, hes been the orchestras pianist and musical conductor. Often, at least one or two members of the 17-piece orchestra cant make it to the gig but must arrange for someone to stand in for them. As a result, Trenner said, he not only has regular contact with longtime friends but keeps meeting and making friends with new musicians „ most of whom are under 50. Twice divorced, he also remains good friends with both of his former wives. And not too long ago, Trenner flew to San Diego to visit his best friend, also a musician, who was celebrating his 90th birthday. Theyve known each other since they met at age 18 in the United States Army Air Corps. They still speak almost daily. Friendship is not be taken for granted,Ž said Trenner. You have to invest in friendship.Ž Even in your 90s, the notion of being a sole survivor can seem surprising. Perhaps thats why 91-year-old Lucille Simmons of Lakeland, Fla., halts, midsentence, as she traces the multiple losses of friends and family members. She has not only lost her two closest friends, but a granddaughter, a daughter and her husband of 68 years. Although her husband came from a large family of 13 children, his siblings have mostly all vanished. Theres only one living sibling „ and Im having dinner with him tonight,Ž said Simmons. Five years ago, Simmons left her native Hamilton, Ohio, to move in with her son and his wife, in a gated, 55-and-over community midway between Tampa and Orlando. She had to learn how to make friends all over again. Raised as an only child, she said, she was up to the task. Simmons takes classes and plays games at her community. She also putters around her community on a golf cart (which she won in a raffle) inviting folks to ride along with her. For his part, Trenner doesnt need a golf cart. His personal formula for making friends is music, laughter and staying active. He makes friends whether hes performing or attending music events or teaching. Simmons has her own formula. Its a roughly 50-50 split of spending quality time with relatives (whom she regards as friends) and non-family friends. The odds are with her. This, after all, is a woman who spent 30 years as the official registrar of vital statistics for Hamilton. In that job, she was responsible for recording every birth „ and every death „ in the city. Experts say theyre both doing the right thing by not only remaining open to new friendships but constantly creating new ways to seek them out „ even at an advanced age. Genuine friendships at any age typically require repeated contact, said Dr. Andrea Bonior, author of The Friendship Fix: The Complete Guide to Choosing, Losing and Keeping Up with Your Friends.Ž She advises older folks to join group exercise classes or knitting or book clubs. She also suggests that seniors get involved in altruistic behaviorŽ like volunteering in a soup kitchen or an animal shelter or tutoring English as a second language. Friendships dont happen in a vacuum,Ž she said. You dont meet someone at Starbucks and suddenly become best friends.Ž Bonior recommends that seniors embrace social media. These social media connections can help older people strike up new friendships with nieces, nephews and even grandchildren, said Alan Wolfelt, an author, educator and founder of the Center for Loss and Life Transition.How to form new friendships as you ageLast friend standing Staying engagedAccording to Stanford Center on Longevitys Sightlines Project, social engagement is linked to higher levels of physical, mental and cognitive functioning and longer life spans. Some ways to up your social engagement include volunteer work, religious organizations, book clubs and taking classes (exercise or educational). BIGSTOCK IMAGES

PAGE 9 | Tuesday, July 24, 2018 A9HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 John Brennan, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, tweeted as follows: Donald Trumps press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of high crimes & misdemeanors.Ž It was nothing short of treasonous.Ž Tweets should not be expected to capture the nuances of constitutional law. But a lot of people have been reacting along Brennans lines. Its important to put his comment in context. As it turns out, it contains a major mistake „ but it also raises a legitimate question. The Constitution states, Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.Ž That is an exceedingly narrow definition. EnemiesŽ are nations with whom we are at war (whether declared or open). The United States is not at war with Russia. People who are alarmed by President Trumps statements in Helsinki are of course entitled to use the word treasonousŽ in the colloquial sense „ but not in the constitutional sense. The Constitution allows the president to be impeached and removed from office for Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.Ž As the debates during the founding era make clear, egregious misconduct can count as a high Crime and MisdemeanorŽ „ even if it is not a violation of the criminal law. During the constitutional convention, James Madison saw impeachment as a provision for defending the Community agst. the incapacity, negligence or perfidy of the chief Magistrate.Ž He added that the president might pervert his administration into a scheme of peculation or oppression. He might betray his trust to foreign powers.Ž It was clear that Madison believed these to be sufficient grounds for impeachment. Gouverneur Morris, who originally opposed the idea of impeachment, added that the president should be impeachable for treacheryŽ (a broader concept than treason). He added, Corrupting his electors, and incapacity were other causes of imp eachment.Ž His crucial, soaring words: The people are the King.Ž Also at the convention, Edmund Randolph summarized the grounds for the impeachment clause: The Executive will have great opportunitys of abusing his power.Ž In The Federalist, Alexander Hamilton similarly referred to the abuse or violation of some public trust.Ž He argued that high crimes and misdemeanors are of a nature which may with peculiar propriety be denominated POLITICAL, as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to society itself.Ž Importantly, the founding generation did not want impeachment to be a partisan affair, or a means of undoing the outcome of an election. They recognized the gravity of any effort to remove a sitting president. Consistent with their goals, we do well to adopt a firm principle of neutrality. For those who think, with Brennan, that impeachment is worth contemplating, it is necessary to ask: Would you think the same thing, if you agreed with the president on matters of policy, and thought that he was doing a wonderful job? For those who think that the very idea of impeachment is ridiculous, it is necessary to ask: Would you think the same thing, if you did not vote for the president, and thought that he was driving the nation into a ditch? It is not easy to argue that a performance at a press conference, standing by itself, can be counted as a high crime or misdemeanor in the constitutional sense. But Brennan was right to be alarmed by Trumps shifting, ambivalent reactions to the findings of his own intelligence community; by his apparent deference to Vladimir Putin; by his obvious reluctance to condemn foreign interference in American elections by Russia. It may not yet count as perfidyŽ „ but its gotten uncomfortably close to that neighborhood. Cass R. Sunstein is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He is the author of The CostBenefit RevolutionŽ and coauthor of Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness.ŽANOTHER OPINIONHow to tell if a presidents words are treasonousNicaragua is taking a dangerous turn toward civil war. Since protests and riots began three months ago, Nicaraguan soldiers, police and paramilitary groups have killed more than 280 people and injured 1,800 others. The demonstrations were sparked in April by changes to the countrys Social Security system and the governments slow and inadequate response to a large fire in the Indio Maiz biological reserve. Protesters are now demanding that President Daniel Ortega resign. Rather than negotiate, Ortega has cracked down further. Police and paramilitary forces killed 31 civilians on Sunday and violently retook the Monimbo neighborhood in the city of Masaya this week. As grim as the situation is, it could be much worse. Nicaragua is not a heavily armed society. It has one of the lowest rates of guns per capita in the world and one of the lowest homicide rates in the Americas. In fact, compared to its Central American neighbors, Nicaragua has been a relatively safe haven for decades. Its partly because Nicaragua enjoyed peaceful conditions that its citizens are suddenly up in arms. Although there were signs of corruption within the Ortega government as it sought to weaken democratic institutions, Nicaraguans were mostly willing to look away „ until they werent. There are at least three reasons why Nicaragua has remained relatively peaceful compared with most of its Central American neighbors. First, it does not have the kind of gang culture you find in the so-called Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The gangs that do exist in Nicaragua „ there are at least 100, spread across the countrys urban areas „ are not nearly as violent as the maras and pandillas next door. Most of those more violent gangs originated in Los Angeles. Many members of MS-13 and Barrio 18, for instance, are children of refugees who had fled civil wars in the 1970s and 1980s and were deported back to Guatemala City, San Salvador or Tegucigalpa. By contrast, Nicaraguas street gangs tend to be homegrown. Perhaps more important, the Nicaraguan government largely avoided the mano dura anticrime policies so common in the Northern Triangle countries. It placed a much greater emphasis on crime prevention, police reform, community policing, alternative sentencing and social welfare programs. The results were startlingly effective. Nicaragua also invested heavily in a wide range of economic development programs to address the underlying causes of criminal violence, with a particular focus on reducing poverty, inequality and social exclusion. Nicaraguas approach was fundamentally different from the strategies applied in the Northern Triangle. Many of these progressive policies began to change in 2007, the year after Ortega was re-elected. By 2017, Nicaraguans unusually high trust in their state security forces had started to deteriorate. Police and parapolice detained demonstrators during protests over local elections last November in which Ortegas Sandinista party won 135 of 153 seats. Armed forces killed six protesters. That smaller outbreak of violence fueled a suspicion that Ortegas government may have ties to drug trafficking groups. There are long-standing allegations that Ortegas campaigns were financed partly by the drug trade. The claims go back to the 1980s, when Ortega was accused of colluding with the kingpin Pablo Escobar. Still, more than 70 percent of Nicaraguans said they approved of their government in 2017. This has changed dramatically since April. Ortegas latest crackdown laid bare his determination to hold onto power at any cost and shocked many citizens into resistance. As Nicaraguas relative prosperity and stability collapses, fewer Nicaraguans will be willing to look the other way. Robert Muggah is a cofounder of the Igarape Institute, headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, and executive director of the SecDev Group in Ottawa.ANOTHER OPINIONAfter Ortegas crackdown, Nicaragua is in a tailspinThe Internal Revenue Service is not the Federal Election Commission. That should be obvious, but the tax agency has been embroiled in debate in recent years over regulating the cash that is flowing into tax-exempt social-welfare groups that engage in political activity. The IRS got into hot water a few years ago when it attempted to scrutinize conservative and tea party groups over this. Now, the IRS is throwing up its hands, saying it will no longer collect information on the identity of donors to such groups. The river of dark money in American politics just got darker and wider. At issue are social-welfare groups under section 501(c)4 of the tax code. The social-welfare exemption was originally designed for groups operated, as the law said, exclusively for the promotion of social welfare.Ž In 1959, regulators declared that the groups had to be primarilyŽ engaged in social welfare but could conduct some politics. The threshold was defined in recent years as no more than 49 percent of spending for political activity. The logic was that groups such as renters associations or firefighter units could be allowed to do some politicking while not giving up their central social welfare purpose. Until now, the 501(c)4 groups did have to identify to the IRS those who donated more than $5,000, but the donors were not disclosed to the public, making these groups an increasingly attractive vehicle for channeling hidden money to campaigns. By contrast, donations to political action committees, regulated by the FEC, must be disclosed. The socialwelfare groups became a vehicle for dark money in politics in a way that was not originally intended. But the IRS clearly had no stomach for this fight, which caused it so much grief during the tea party scandal. The Treasury Department announced on July 16 that the tax agency would no longer ask for donor identities from these groups and some others. (The disclosure rules for a different type of charity, 501(c)3 organizations, are set in law and will not change.) The IRS said it didnt need the donor identity information and that not collecting it would save budget funds. That may be true, but it also moves the country still further down the road toward a murky politics influenced by dark money. Perhaps it was too much to expect the IRS to be the lone government cop on this beat. But that should not mean giving up. Ideally, Congress ought to step in and clarify the law to require full disclosure for all money going into politics, including cash being pumped into the battle over a Supreme Court appointment. But the reality is that Congress benefits from the dark-money tide and has failed to act on bills that would boost transparency, such as the Disclose Act. Hidden caches of money are just the first half of corruption. The second half comes when politicians do the bidding of the secret fat cats and vested interests. Both are a cancer on democracy that ought to be excised. The Washington PostANOTHER OPINIONHidden money is cancer on democracy


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PAGE 11 | Tuesday, July 24, 2018 B1 SPORTS Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Tim ReynoldsThe Associated PressFORT LAUDERDALE „ Ryan Lochte posted a photo for the world to see, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency noticed.It got him suspended „ again.The longtime U.S. swimming star has been banned from competition until July 2019, which means the 12-time Olympic medalist cannot com-pete as planned in the national championships that start this week in California. Lochte, a former University of Florida swimmer, will also be ineligible for other top meets, including the Pan Pacific Championships later this year and next year's world championships.He did not take a banned substance. But he got an intravenous injection of vitamins in May „ a method typically banned under antidoping rules. The 14-month ban, retroactive to May 24 and announced Monday by USADA, is his second in less than two years following his 10-month suspension for his behavior during a drunken incident that created widespread scorn at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics."A rule is a rule and I accept that there is a technical violation," Lochte said. "I am hopeful that other athletes learn from my mistake."Lochte said he took the IV because both his wife and his son were ill, and that he didn't want to get sick as well. He said the IV contained mostly B-complex vitamins, products that he said could be purchased at any pharmacy.But the issue was the amount „ it exceeded 100 milliliters, and that's the rule he broke."It's crazy to think about," Lochte said. "I was back in top shape, I've been training every day, and now this."In Brazil, there were ques-tions about his version of what happened.This time, he revealed what happened „ obviously unaware of the ramifications it would bring.Lochte banned until July 2019US swimming star suspended over use of IVUnited States Ryan Lochte checks his time in a mens 4x200-meter freestyle heat at the Summer Olympics on Aug. 9, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro. Lochte has been suspended until July 2019 by the U.S. AntiDoping Agency. The 12-time Olympic medalist has been sanctioned for getting an int ravenous infusion, a method that broke anti-doping rules. [MICHAEL SOHN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By John Reid and Phillip HeilmanGatehouse MediaJACKSONVILLE „ Before the Jaguars hold their first training camp practice Thurs-day, the Florida Times-Union examines five burning questions with a beat writers roundtable.From expectations surrounding quarterback Blake Bortles to position battles worth monitoring, John Reid and Phillip Heilman offer their takes.1. Bortles is healthy, signed to a new contract and coming off a turnover-free playoff run. What will represent a successful pre-season for the Jaguars fifth-year quarterback?PH: Is it too soon to make a joke about avoiding five inter-ceptions in one practice? In all seriousness, how Bortles performs in Minnesota will be a talker. The Jaguars have two days of joint practices with the Vikings prior to their second preseason game, giving Bortles ample opportunity to establish a rhythm while going against one of the NFLs best passing defenses. Last year, the Vikings were second to the Jaguars in pass-ing yards allowed per game. In terms of actual game action, Bortles attempted just 34 passes last preseason, and that number isnt likely to increase. Leading the offense effectively those two days in Minnesota will be the best indication the offense is in good shape entering Week 1 at the New York Giants.JR: From Day 1 of training camp to the two days of joint practices with the Vikings next month, success for Bor-tles is showing that he has command of the offense and is accurate on the majority of his throws. He must make strides to be a consistent performer each day „ avoid turnovers. Bortles didnt perform that way during last seasons training camp and his five-interception effort during the first day in pads impacted his confidence for the remainder of training camp. But it didnt linger into the regular season as Bortles ended with 21 touchdowns and a career-low 13 interceptions in leading the Jaguars to the AFC title game. I think Bortles is on his way to having his most productive season in his career in 2018.2. Which rookie „ drafted or undrafted „ are you most look-ing forward to seeing when pads go on?JR: The Jaguars dont have a No. 1 wide receiver but they 5 storylines entering camp for JagsBy Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley @dailycommercial.comLike many youngsters growing up in Costa Rica, Diego Campos loved playing soccer.And just as so many Amer-ican boys dream one day of playing in the World Series, Campos envisions himself wearing his countrys colors in the World Cup.A 2014 graduate of Mont-verde Academy and Soccer Institute at Montverde Acad-emy (SIMA), Campos World Cup aspirations will have to wait at least four more years since he wasnt selected to play for Costa Rica in the recently completed tourna-ment in Russia. However, he is working toward earning his spot for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with a solid rookie season in Major League Soccer as a forward with the Chicago Fire.Campos was selected with the 38th pick in January in the MLS SuperDraft in Philadel-phia. Campos has played in 19 games for the Fire, earn-ing nine starts and averaging nearly 50 minutes of playing time per game. He has one goal „ against Houston on May 20 „ and two assists.Setting big goalsChicago Fires Diego Campos, left, and Vancouver Whitecaps Efrain Juarez vie for the ball during the “ rst half of a Major League Soccer match July 7 in Vancouver, British Columbia. [DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS VIA AP] Chicago Fires Diego Campos, center, moves the ball past Vancouver Whitecaps Efrain Juarez, left, and Jake Nerwinski during a Major League Soccer match July 7 in Vancouver, British Columbia. [DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS VIA AP] By Noah TristerThe Associated PressBryce Harper had a chance to shine in front of his home fans during the All-Star break, and he took advantage by winning the Home Run Derby.Then it was back to reality for Harper and the Washing-ton Nationals, who will need to turn things around soon if they want to avoid a disap-pointing season.After hosting the All-Star festivities, Washington split two home games against NL East rival Atlanta, with a postponement in between. In a loss Friday night, the Nationals' frustration seemed evident when star pitchers Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg had a heated exchange in the dugout. Even after a win Sunday, Washington is six games behind first-place Philadelphia and five behind the Braves, who are in position for the second wild card.Harper has taken a lot of the heat for Washington's underachieving, and his .218 batting average certainly sticks out. But he does have 24 homers and a .366 on-base percentage, so it's not as though his offensive approach has completely fallen apart.Harper is one of a handful of players on contending teams who may be primed for big improvements in the second half this year „ and who could still have a big impact on the postseason races. Here are a few others:THIS WEEK IN BASEBALLHarper, Nationals have hole to dig out ofWashington Nationals Bryce Harper wipes his face during the fourth inning of a game against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday in Washington. Harper is hitting .218 this season. [NICK WASS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] BASEBALL | B2TIM TEBOW OUT FOR REST OF THE YEAR WITH INJURY Ex-Montverde standout Campos dreams of playing in World Cup See LOCHTE, B3 See GOALS, B3 See JAGS, B3 See BASEBALL, B3


B2 Tuesday, July 24, 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 8 a.m. NBCSN „ Tour de France, Stage 16, from Carcassonne to Bagnres-de-Luchon, France MLB BASEBALL 12:10 p.m. FS-Florida „ Atlanta at Miami 7 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, L.A. Dodgers at Philadelphia OR N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay SUN „ N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay WNBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 „ New York at Minnesota Staff ReportThrivent Financial, a not-for-profit, fraternal Christian organization, is sponsoring a Day at the RaysŽ on Saturday, Aug. 4.The game will feature the Tampa Rays playing the Chicago White Sox.The tickets are all lower level seats (up to a $60 value). The price is $47, which includes the ticket and the roundtrip bus fare.The bus will depart Lake/Sumter County at 2 p.m. and should arrive at Tropicana Field when the gates open at 4:10 p.m. The game starts at 6:10 p.m.Tickets are available on a first come/first serve basis until the bus has filled. To register, contact Larry Dolan at 352-314-2323.'Day at the Rays' bus trip set for Aug. 4By Kevin BrockwayGatehouse MediaNot even Tim Tebow can escape bad luck when it comes to player inju-ries within the New York Mets organization.The 30-year-old former Florida Heisman Trophy winning quarter-back is out for the rest of the baseball season after breaking the hamate bone in his right hand while swinging a bat over the weekend. Tebow is set for hand surgery today and likely done for the season, dashing his hopes of playing in the majors this year.Tebow had recently appeared in the Double A All-Star game and was batting .273 at the Mets' Double A affiliate in Binghamton, New York, with six home runs and 36 RBIs in 84 games. The outfielder doubled in the Eastern League All-Star Game this month.There was talk of the Mets possibly promoting Tebow to the majors when rosters expand in September, but those plans now appear to be on hold. The recovery time is six to eight weeks, Mets assistant general man-ager John Ricco said. "So his season is effectively over," Ricco said.Tebow had been hitting well lately for the Rumble Ponies during his second full season in the minors."I view this as noth-ing but a positive," Ricco said of Tebow's progress. "He's made great strides."Last year, Tebow hit .226 with eight homers and 52 RBIs in 126 games at two levels of Class A. The Associated Press contributed to this report.Tebow out for season with broken handBy Gary B. GravesThe Associated PressNICHOLASVILLE, Ky. „ Troy Merritt briefly wondered about trying another line of work as time passed following his initial PGA Tour victory more than three years ago.He can now look forward to two more years as a professional and par-ticipation in next month's PGA Championship after clutch putting earned him his second trophy.Merritt shot a 5-under 67 on Monday to win the rain-delayed Barbasol Championship by one stroke. He led or shared the lead after each round. His second career PGA Tour victory came with a spot in the PGA Champi-onship at Bellerive in St. Louis.A pretty nice payoff for renewed dedication that helped him keep his tour card after struggling to follow up his 2015 Quicken Loans National victory. "You always ask your-self, is this the time to move on?" said Merritt, who earned $630,000 and 300 FedEx Cup points with the victory. He also is exempt through the 2019-20 season."To get a win like this late in the season and move up to No. 65 on the points list and secure a job for two more years, it's a pretty good feeling."The win highlights a good run for Merritt, who is 34-under par in his last seven rounds dating back to the second round of last week's John Deere Classic. He tied for 43rd.Merritt was one of four players tied for the lead at 18 under when the round at Barbasol began. He made five birdies and had an eagle on the par-4 eighth hole, to stay in contention.Troy Merritt wins rain-delayed Barbasol, gains spot in PGA BASEBALL FCSL standings TEAM W L T GB Leesburg 25 10 .0 „ DeLand 20 15 0 5 Sanford 16 18 1 8.5 Winter Garden 14 19 1 10 Winter Park 14 19 0 10 Seminole 14 21 0 11.5 Saturdays games Leesburg 3, Winter Garden 0 Sanford 3, DeLand 0 Seminole 14, Winter Park 4 Sundays games Seminole at Leesburg, ppd. Winter Park at DeLand ppd. Winter Garden at Sanford, ppd. Mondays games Leesburg 8, Seminole 1, 2nd game late Sanford at Winter Garden, ppd. DeLand 5, Winter Park 3, 2nd game late Todays games Leesburg at Seminole, 7 p.m. Sanford at Winter Garden (2), 4:30 p.m. DeLand at Winter Park, 7 p.m. Wednesdays games Seminole at Leesburg, 7 p.m. DeLand at Winter Park, 7 p.m. Thursdays games Sanford at Leesburg, 7 p.m. Winter Garden at Winter Park (2), 4:30 p.m. DeLand at Seminole, 7 p.m. PRO BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Boston 70 31 .693 „ New York 63 34 .649 5 Tampa Bay 50 49 .505 19 Toronto 46 52 .469 22 Baltimore 28 72 .280 41 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Cleveland 54 44 .551 „ Minnesota 44 53 .454 9 Detroit 42 59 .416 13 Chicago 34 64 .347 20 Kansas City 30 68 .306 24 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Houston 66 36 .647 „ Seattle 60 40 .600 5 Oakland 57 43 .570 8 Los Angeles 50 50 .500 15 Texas 42 58 .420 23Sundays GamesToronto 5, Baltimore 4 Boston 9, Detroit 1 Tampa Bay 6, Miami 4 Kansas City 5, Minnesota 3 Texas 5, Cleveland 0 Seattle 8, Chicago White Sox 2 Oakland 6, San Francisco 5, 10 innings L.A. Angels 14, Houston 5 N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, ppd.Mondays GamesBoston at Baltimore, late Minnesota at Toronto, late N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, late Pittsburgh at Cleveland, late Oakland at Texas, late Detroit at Kansas City, late Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels, lateTodays GamesBoston (Pomeranz 1-3) at Baltimore (Ramirez 0-3), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Berrios 9-7) at Toronto (Borucki 0-1), 7:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 6-4) at Tampa Bay (Snell 12-5), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Musg rove 3-4) at Cleveland (Bieber 5-1), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Montas 5-2) at Texas (Minor 6-6), 8:05 p.m. Detroit (Zimmermann 4-1) at Kansas City (Smith 0-1), 8:15 p.m. Houston (Cole 10-2) at Colorado (Anderson 6-3), 8:40 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Rodon 2-3) at L.A. Angels (Pena 1-0), 10:07 p.m. San Francisco (Suarez 3-6) at Seattle (Paxton 8-4), 10:10 p.m.Wednesdays GamesN.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 12:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1:10 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 2:15 p.m. Minnesota at Toronto, 4:07 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Oakland at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Houston at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Philadelphia 55 43 .561 „ Atlanta 53 43 .552 1 Washington 49 49 .500 6 Miami 43 58 .426 13 New York 40 56 .417 14 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Chicago 58 40 .592 „ Milwaukee 56 45 .554 3 Pittsburgh 51 49 .510 8 St. Louis 50 49 .505 8 Cincinnati 43 56 .434 15 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Los Angeles 55 44 .556 „ Arizona 54 46 .540 1 Colorado 53 46 .535 2 San Francisco 51 50 .505 5 San Diego 41 61 .402 15Sundays GamesSan Diego 10, Philadelphia 2, 1st game Philadelphia 5, San Diego 0, 2nd game Pittsburgh 9, Cincinnati 2 Tampa Bay 6, Miami 4 L.A. Dodgers 11, Milwaukee 2 Chicago Cubs 7, St. Louis 2 Arizona 6, Colorado 1 Oakland 6, San Francisco 5, 10 innings Arizona 6, Colorado 1 N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, ppd.Mondays GamesL.A. Dodgers at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 7:10 p.m. San Diego at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.Todays GamesAtlanta (Teheran 7-6) at Miami (Chen 2-7), 12:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Maeda 7-5) at Philadelphia (Nola 12-3), 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Musg rove 3-4) at Cleveland (Bieber 5-1), 7:10 p.m. San Diego (Lucchesi 4-5) at N.Y. Mets (Vargas 2-6), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Gomber 0-0) at Cincinnati (Bailey 1-7), 7:10 p.m. Arizona (TBD) at Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 6-8), 8:05 p.m. Washington (Hellickson 4-1) at Milwaukee (Guerra 6-6), 8:10 p.m. Houston (Cole 10-2) at Colorado (Anderson 6-3), 8:40 p.m. San Francisco (Suarez 3-6) at Seattle (Paxton 8-4), 10:10 p.m.Wednesdays GamesSan Diego at N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Philadelphia, 12:35 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 12:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1:10 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Arizona at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. Houston at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Atlanta -130 at Miami +120 at Philadelphia -117 Los Angeles +107 St. Louis -116 at Cincinnati +106 at New York Off San Diego Off at Chicago -163 Arizona +153 Washington -108 at Milwaukee -102American LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Boston -177 at Baltimore +165 Minnesota -108 at Toronto -102 at Tampa Bay Off New York Off Oakland -113 at Texas +103 at Kansas City -105 Detroit -105 at Los Angeles -158 Chicago +148InterleagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Cleveland -160 Pittsburgh +150 Houston -153 at Colorado +143 at Seattle -178 San Francisco +166 Updated Odds Available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueDETROIT TIGERS „ Sent RHP Johnny Barbato to Lakeland (FSL) for a rehab assignment. KANSAS CITY ROYALS „ Sent LHP Eric Skoglund to Northwest Arkansas (TL) for a rehab assignment. Signed LHP Luis Lugo to a minor league contract. MINNESOTA TWINS „ Optioned RHP Alan Busenitz to Rochester (IL). Recalled LHP Adalberto Mejia from Rochester. TAMPA BAY RAYS „ Placed LHP Blake Snell on the 10-day DL. Optioned OF Justin Williams to Durham (IL). Recalled SS Willy Adames from Durham. TEXAS RANGERS „ Claimed RHP Chris Rowley off waivers from Toronto. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Optioned SS Richard Urena to Buffalo (IL). Reinstated 2B Lourdes Gurriel Jr. from the 7-day DL.National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS „ Optioned RHP Silvino Bracho to Reno (PCL). Reinstated LHP T.J. McFarland from the 10-day DL. ATLANTA BRAVES „ Assigned OF Danny Santana outright to Gwinnett (IL). CHICAGO CUBS „ Optioned RHP Dillon Maples to Iowa (PCL) COLORADO ROCKIES „ Placed RHP German Marquez on paternity leave. Reinstated RHP Antonio Senzatela from the 10-day DL. LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Placed INF Justin Turner on the 10-day DL. Recalled OF Alex Verdugo from Oklahoma City (PCL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Placed LHP Brent Suter on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Jorge Lopez from Colorado Springs (PCL). NEW YORK METS „ Recalled RHP Paul Sewald from Las Vegas (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Recalled RHP Yacksel Rios from Lehigh Valley (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Placed 2B Kolten Wong on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled RHP Daniel Poncedeleon from Memphis (PCL). SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Optioned C Raffy Lopez to El Paso (PCL). Placed RHP Colten Brewer on the 10-day DL. Returned RHP Kazuhisa Makita to El Paso. Recalled 3B Cory Spangenberg and LHP Joey Lucchesi from El Paso. WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Optioned RHP Koda Glover to Syracuse (IL).American AssociationWICHITA WINGNUTS „ Traded RHP John Hayes to Cleburne for a player to be named. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES „ Released OF McClain Bradley. Traded RHP Pete Perez to New Jersey (Can-Am) for a player to be named.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Placed RHP Branden Pinder on the reserve/retired list.Can-Am LeagueROCKLAND BOULDERS „ Released INF Aaron Wilson.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationCHICAGO BULLS „ Claimed G Antonius Cleveland off waivers from Atlanta. DALLAS MAVERICKS „ Re-signed F Dirk Nowitzki to a one-year contract. LOS ANGELES LAKERS „ Signed F Michael Beasley to a one-year contract.Womens NBAWASHINGTON MYSTICS „ Traded G Tayler Hill and a 2019 second-round draft pick to Dallas for F Aerial Powers.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueARIZONA CARDINALS „ Placed CB Chris Campbell, DE Markus Golden and TE Jermaine Gresham on the PUP list. Waived/ non-football injury TE Beau Sandland. Signed TE Chris Bazile to a one-year contract CAROLINA PANTHERS „ Named Don Toner equipment manager and Greg Almond assistant equipment manager. CHICAGO BEARS „ Waived OL Jeremi Hall. CINCINNATI BENGALS „ Placed LB Brandon Bell on the active/non-football injury list. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS „ Signed RB Sony Michel and WR Devin Lucien. Placed OL Andrew Jelks on the reserve/retired list. Released DB David Jones. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS „ Signed OT Mike McGlinchey to a four-year contract.Canadian Football LeagueWINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS „ Traded WR Adarius Bowman to Montreal for a conditional eighth-round draft pick.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueCAROLINA HURRICANES „ Named Ryan Warsofsky assistant coach of Charlotte (AHL). CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS „ Named Chris Chelios team ambassador. NEW JERSEY DEVILS „ Named Rick Kowalsky and Mike Grier assistant coaches.American Hockey LeagueGRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS „ Named Andrea Steenwyk group sales account executive. Promoted Allie Benner to digital marketing assistant, Jessica Boyer to season ticket sales development manager and Peter Van Dame to season ticket business development manager. SAN DIEGO GULLS „ Signed RW Corey Tropp to a one-year contract.ECHLECHL „ Named Stephen Thomson manager of of“ ciating. MANCHESTER MONARCHS „ Signed F Joe Sullivan to a one-year contract. WORCESTER RAILERS „ Re-signed F Dylan Willick to a one-year contract.OLYMPIC SPORTSUSADA „ Suspended swimmer Ryan Lochte until July 2019 for getting an intravenous infusion.SOCCERMajor League SoccerCOLORADO RAPIDS „ Traded F Dominique Badji, an international roster spot and an undisclosed 2019 draft pick to FC Dallas for M Kellyn Acosta and 2019 “ rstand secondround draft picks.COLLEGEEDINBORO „ Named Chivas Whipple assistant mens basketball coach. NYIT „ Named Katie Lynch Apostolopoulos softball coach. NYU „ Named Amanda Colombo assistant womens volleyball coach. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE „ Named Fred Farrier associate head football coach and wide receivers coach, Bennett Swygert offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, NaShan Goddard offensive line coach, Corey Jenkins tight ends and fullbacks coach and Keith Jones secondary coach. TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY „ Named Josh Blakley assistant baseball coach. GOLF PGA TOURBARBASOL CHAMPIONSHIPMondays leaders at Keene Trace Golf Club, Nicholasville, Ky. Purse: $3.5 million Yardage: 7,328 Par: 72FinalTroy Merritt (300), $630,000 62-67-69-67„265 Billy Horschel (117), $261,333 65-66-68-67„266 Tom Lovelady (117), $261,333 66-67-65-68„266 Richy Werenski (117), $261,333 66-66-68-66„266 J.T. Poston (65), $140,000 69-66-66-66„267 Brian Gay (60), $126,000 67-68-68-65„268 Cameron Percy (50), $109,083 67-64-69-69„269 Hunter Mahan (50), $109,083 66-68-64-71„269 Sam Ryder (50), $109,083 68-68-63-70„269 Robert Streb (39), $91,000 67-68-63-72„270 Steve Wheatcroft (39), $91,000 68-67-68-67„270 Blayne Barber (33), $73,500 71-65-63-72„271 William McGirt (33), $73,500 68-72-65-66„271 Ben Silverman (33), $73,500 67-70-69-65„271 Zac Blair (29), $54,250 69-67-66-70„272 Joel Dahmen (29), $54,250 65-72-68-67„272 Fabian Gomez (29), $54,250 70-69-67-66„272 J.J. Henry (29), $54,250 69-67-69-67„272 David Lingmerth (29), $54,250 67-69-67-69„272 Conrad Shindler (29), $54,250 72-64-69-67„272 Scott Brown (22), $31,150 68-70-68-67„273 Jonathan Byrd (22), $31,150 66-72-66-69„273 Stephan Jaeger (22), $31,150 70-67-70-66„273 Danny Lee (22), $31,150 69-68-67-69„273 Peter Malnati (22), $31,150 69-68-71-65„273 John Peterson, $31,150 67-71-68-67„273 Andres Romero (22), $31,150 65-67-70-71„273 Heath Slocum (22), $31,150 71-67-68-67„273 Brian Stuard (22), $31,150 68-70-65-70„273 Nick Taylor (22), $31,150 67-71-66-69„273 John VanDerLaan, $21,700 67-70-67-70„274 Johnson Wagner (16), $21,700 69-66-70-69„274 Xinjun Zhang (16), $21,700 70-65-67-72„274 Billy Hurley III (12), $17,675 71-67-69-68„275 Sebastian Munoz, $17,675 67-70-70-68„275 John Oda, $17,675 69-69-69-68„275 Seamus Power (12), $17,675 70-68-70-67„275 Shawn Stefani (12), $17,675 66-68-72-69„275 D.J. Trahan (12), $17,675 67-68-71-69„275 Chris Kirk (9), $14,000 71-68-68-69„276 D.A. Points (9), $14,000 69-69-66-72„276 Josh Teater, $14,000 68-66-69-73„276 Michael Thompson (9), $14,000 67-69-71-69„276 Matt Atkins (7), $10,878 66-69-73-69„277 Davis Love III (7), $10,878 68-68-66-75„277 Rob Oppenheim (7), $10,878 71-67-70-69„277 Kyle Thompson (7), $10,878 68-69-72-68„277 Charlie Wi (7), $10,878 68-66-72-71„277 Ricky Barnes (5), $8,733 67-69-69-73„278 Tyler Duncan (5), $8,733 66-72-70-70„278 Lanto Grif“ n (5), $8,733 67-71-72-68„278 Chris Wilson, $8,733 71-66-70-71„278 Daniel Summerhays (4), $8,143 72-67-71-69„279 Martin Piller (4), $8,143 66-72-70-71„279 Jonathan Randolph (4), $8,143 67-69-72-71„279 Parker McLachlin (4), $7,980 69-68-73-70„280 Will Cannon, $7,840 69-71-70-71„281 Cooper Musselman, $7,840 70-69-69-73„281 Dicky Pride (3), $7,840 72-68-69-72„281 Jay Don Blake (3), $7,595 70-70-73-69„282 Michael Bradley (3), $7,595 69-70-74-69„282 Mackenzie Hughes (3), $7,595 68-70-68-76„282 Chip McDaniel, $7,595 74-66-71-71„282 Olin Browne (3), $7,385 70-70-73-70„283 John Rollins (3), $7,385 69-70-70-74„283 Robert Garrigus (2), $7,245 70-69-66-79„284 Whee Kim (2), $7,245 71-67-72-74„284 Brian Davis (2), $7,105 71-68-68-78„285 Ethan Tracy (2), $7,105 70-70-73-72„285 Neal Lancaster (2), $6,930 69-69-73-76„287 Nicholas Lindheim (2), $6,930 67-72-72-76„287 Shaun Micheel (2), $6,930 70-68-75-74„287 Jason Bohn (2), $6,790 68-70-76-75„289WORLD GOLF RANKINGThrough July 221. Dustin Johnson USA 9.45 2. Justin Rose ENG 8.87 3. Justin Thomas USA 8.31 4. Brooks Koepka USA 8.83 5. Jon Rahm ESP 7.37 6. Francesco Molinari ITA 7.34 7. Rory McIlroy NIR 7.29 8. Jordan Spieth USA 7.28 9. Rickie Fowler USA 6.73 10. Jason Day AUS 6.35 11. Tommy Fleetwood ENG 5.99 12. Alex Noren SWE 5.53 13. Patrick Reed USA 5.48 14. Bubba Watson USA 5.40 15. Paul Casey ENG 5.35 16. Hideki Matsuyama JPN 4.92 17. Henrik Stenson SWE 4.76 18. Xander Schauffele USA 4.54 19. Marc Leishman AUS 4.54 20. Sergio Garcia ESP 4.34 21. Webb Simpson USA 4.30 22. Phil Mickelson USA 4.27 23. Bryson DeChambeau USA 4.14 24. Tyrrell Hatton ENG 3.94 25. Kevin Kisner USA 3.83 26. Matt Kuchar USA 3.70 27. Patrick Cantlay USA 3.68 28. Tony Finau USA 3.57 29. Rafael Cabrera Bello ESP 3.56 30. Brian Harman USA 3.46 31. Kiradech Aphibarnrat THA 3.37 32. Ian Poulter ENG 3.33 33. Louis Oosthuizen SAF 3.29 34. Charley Hoffman USA 3.19 35. Branden Grace SAF 3.04 36. Pat Perez USA 3.01 37. Kyle Stanley USA 3.00 38. Satoshi Kodaira JPN 2.96 39. Matthew Fitzpatrick ENG 2.83 40. Daniel Berger USA 2.65 41. Kevin Na USA 2.62 42. Li Haogong CHN 2.53 43. Gary Woodland USA 2.53 44. Ross Fisher ENG 2.48 45. Luke List USA 2.47 46. Cameron Smith AUS 2.45 47. Kevin Chappell USA 2.44 48. Charl Schwartzel SAF 2.41 49. Zach Johnson USA 2.38 50. Tiger Woods USA 2.382018 RYDER CUP POINTSAt Le Golf National, Guyancourt, FranceSept. 28-30, 2018 Through July 23 UNITED STATES1. Brooks Koepka 8,981.472 2. Dustin Johnson 7,809.297 3. Patrick Reed 7,740.630 4. Justin Thomas 6,727.053 5. Bubba Watson 5,509.387 6. Jordan Spieth 5,148.306 7. Rickie Fowler 4,620.241 8. Webb Simpson 4,277.808 9. Bryson DeChambeau 4,236.858 10. Phil Mickelson 4,120.703 11. Xander Schauffele 3,803.703 12. Matt Kuchar 3,715.446 13. Kevin Kisner 3,332.251 14. Tony Finau 3,275.184 15. Brian Harman 3,241.907EUROPE European Points1. Francesco Molinari 5,663,301.97 2. Justin Rose 4,372,092.40 3. Tyrrell Hatton 3,882,010.28 4. Tommy Fleetwood 3,440,030.99 5. Alex Noren 3,343,942.85 6. Rory McIlroy 3,139,064.80 7. Jon Rahm 2,849,362.17 8. Thorbjorn Olesen 2,809,967.40 9. Russell Knox 2,520,465.12 10. Eddie Pepperell 2,450,772.29World Points1. Justin Rose 299.75 2. Jon Rahm 278.63 3. Tommy Fleetwood 257.00 4. Alex Noren 237.56 5. Rory McIlroy 229.02 6. Tyrrell Hatton 217.17 7. Francesco Molinari 193.69 8. Paul Casey 153.44 9. Matthew Fitzpatrick 148.26 10. Sergio Garcia 140.90FEDEX CUP LEADERSThrough July 23 Rank, Player Points Money 1. Dustin Johnson 2,013 $5,599,752 2. Justin Thomas 1,986 $5,858,980 3. Justin Rose 1,946 $5,701,553 4. Bubba Watson 1,854 $5,121,848 5. Jason Day 1,654 $4,457,601 6. Bryson DeChambeau 1,585 $4,489,759 7. Francesco Molinari 1,569 $4,249,079 8. Patrick Reed 1,521 $4,553,268 9. Phil Mickelson 1,507 $4,039,082 10. Tony Finau 1,409 $3,613,142 11. Webb Simpson 1,380 $3,881,942 12. Patton Kizzire 1,361 $3,246,531 13. Brooks Koepka 1,297 $4,075,792 14. Paul Casey 1,294 $3,221,781 15. Patrick Cantlay 1,260 $3,130,039 16. Jon Rahm 1,244 $3,070,168 17. Rickie Fowler 1,189 $3,411,340 18. Chesson Hadley 1,113 $2,712,658 19. Kevin Na 1,112 $2,902,641 20. Andrew Landry 1,101 $2,481,525 21. Pat Perez 1,091 $2,811,542 22. Marc Leishman 1,086 $3,279,521 23. Xander Schauffele 1,056 $3,127,960 24. Rory McIlroy 1,053 $3,343,313 25. Brian Harman 1,048 $2,601,490 26. Austin Cook 1,045 $2,271,202 27. Luke List 1,041 $2,575,584 28. Aaron Wise 993 $2,563,642 29. Brendan Steele 992 $2,220,548 30. Alex Noren 964 $2,520,840 31. Chez Reavie 958 $2,370,611 32. Beau Hossler 957 $2,337,174 33. Tommy Fleetwood 955 $2,893,180 34. Ryan Armour 926 $2,231,789 35. Kevin Kisner 894 $2,609,709 36. Billy Horschel 883 $2,138,771 37. Kyle Stanley 883 $2,406,736 38. Charles Howell III 882 $2,065,935 39. Jordan Spieth 877 $2,299,394 40. Ian Poulter 874 $2,324,927 41. Emiliano Grillo 869 $2,077,661 42. Gary Woodland 860 $2,106,214 43. Henrik Stenson 811 $2,466,397 44. Tiger Woods 807 $2,144,712 45. Si Woo Kim 797 $1,984,898 46. Scott Piercy 792 $1,817,919 47. Brian Gay 783 $1,862,391 48. Cameron Smith 771 $2,182,180 49. Zach Johnson 743 $1,655,885 50. J.J. Spaun 737 $1,670,007 SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAAtlanta United FC 13 4 5 44 46 25 New York City FC 12 4 4 40 40 24 New York Red Bulls 12 5 2 38 39 19 Columbus 9 7 6 33 27 27 Montreal 9 12 1 28 28 37 New England 7 7 7 28 33 32 Philadelphia 7 10 3 24 26 33 Chicago 6 11 5 23 34 43 Orlando City 7 12 1 22 29 45 Toronto FC 5 11 4 19 32 39 D.C. United 3 8 5 14 27 33WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAFC Dallas 11 3 6 39 32 23 Los Angeles FC 10 5 5 35 42 33 Sporting Kansas City 9 5 6 33 37 27 Los Angeles Galaxy 9 7 4 31 37 31 Portland 8 3 7 31 28 24 Real Salt Lake 9 9 3 30 31 39 Minnesota United 9 11 1 28 33 40 Houston 7 6 6 27 37 27 Vancouver 7 9 5 26 30 42 Seattle 5 9 5 20 18 23 Colorado 4 11 5 17 24 34 San Jose 2 11 6 12 29 393 points for victory, 1 point for tieJuly 18Minnesota United 2, New England 1Saturdays GamesAtlanta United FC 3, D.C. United 1 Seattle 2, Vancouver 0 Los Angeles Galaxy 3, Philadelphia 1 New York 2, New England 0 Toronto FC 2, Chicago 1 Columbus 3, Orlando City 2 FC Dallas 1, Houston 1, tie Colorado 2, Real Salt Lake 2, tie Montreal 2, Portland 2, tieSundays GameMinnesota United 5, Los Angeles FC 1Wednesdays GamesNew York at D.C. United, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Houston, 9 p.m. Seattle at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.Thursdays GamesNew York City FC at Orlando City, 8 p.m. L.A. Galaxy at Los Angeles FC, 10:30 p.m.Saturday, July 28Chicago at Toronto FC, 7 p.m. Columbus at New York Red Bulls, 7 p.m. Atlanta United FC at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at D.C. United, 8 p.m. FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Houston at Portland, 9 p.m. Minnesota United at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Real Salt Lake at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.Sunday, July 29New York City FC at Seattle, 5 p.m. Orlando City at Los Angeles Galaxy, 9:30 p.m.U.S. OPEN CUPAll times Eastern (Home teams listed “ rst) QUARTERFINALS July 18Philadelphia Union (MLS) 1, Orlando City (MLS) 0 Chicago Fire (MLS) 4, Louisville City (USL) 0 Houston Dynamo (MLS) 4, Sporting Kansas City (MLS) 2 Los Angeles (MLS) 3, Portland Timbers (MLS) 2SEMIFINALS Wednesday, Aug. 8Chicago Fire (MLS) at Philadelphia Union (MLS), 7 p.m. Los Angeles FC (MLS) at Houston Dynamo (MLS), 8:30 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 14 1 4 46 41 14 Seattle 8 4 6 30 20 15 Portland 8 5 5 29 29 22 Orlando 8 6 5 29 27 26 Chicago 7 4 7 28 26 22 Utah 5 6 7 22 14 18 Houston 5 7 5 20 21 28 Washington 2 11 4 10 11 24 Sky Blue FC 0 13 3 3 12 32 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.July 20North Carolina 0, Utah 0, tieSaturdays GamesSeattle 1, Orlando 1, tie Portland 2, Sky Blue FC 1 Houston at Washington, ppd.Saturday, July 28Sky Blue FC at Chicago, 8 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 5Portland at North Carolina, 6 p.m. Sky Blue FC at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Washington at Seattle, 9 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 2, Lost 0, Tied 3)Sunday, Jan. 28 United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0 Monday, May 28 „ United States 3, Bolivia 0 Saturday, June 2 „ Ireland 1, United States 1 Saturday, June 9 „ United States 1, France 1 Friday, Sept. 7 „ vs. Brazil at East Rutherford, N.J. (tentative) Tuesday, Sept. 11 „ vs. Mexico at Nashville, Tenn., 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 „ vs. England at London (tentative) Tuesday, Nov. 20 „ vs. Italy (tentative) PRO BASKETBALL WNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GBAtlanta 15 9 .625 „ Washington 14 10 .583 1 Connecticut 13 12 .520 2 Chicago 8 17 .320 7 New York 7 17 .292 8 Indiana 3 22 .120 12WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GBSeattle 18 7 .720 „ Los Angeles 15 10 .600 3 Phoenix 15 10 .600 3 Minnesota 14 10 .583 3 Dallas 14 11 .560 4 Las Vegas 12 13 .480 6Sundays GamesAtlanta 87, Seattle 74 Connecticut 92, Dallas 75 Las Vegas 88, Indiana 74 Los Angeles 93, Chicago 76Mondays GamesNo games scheduledTodays GamesWashington at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Seattle at Indiana, 7 p.m. New York at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.Wednesdays GameChicago at Phoenix, 3:30 p.m. CYCLING TOUR DE FRANCEMonday at Carcassonne, France (Rest Day)Overall Standings (After 15 stages)

PAGE 13 | Tuesday, July 24, 2018 B3This was my dream ever since I was a 5-year-old playing soccer in San Jose, Costa Rica,Ž Campos said recently on I know for sure that if it wasnt for SIMA and Montverde Academy, I would not be where I am right now as the coaches there always pushed me to become better each day. It is the same at the professional level and I am used to it, which helps me develop more as a player.ŽWith the Eagles, Campos fashioned a stel-lar career while helping Montverde Academy become, arguably, the top high school program in the country.Campos led Montverde Academy to back-to-back national championships and a No. 1 national rank-ing in his two seasons with the program. He scored 25 goals as a junior and 37 as a senior and was named Most Valuable Player in 2014 of the prestigious Montverde Academy Soccer Tournament.His play with the Eagles was impressive enough to earn a scholarship to Clemson University, where he scored 23 goals in four seasons. At Clem-son, Campos played more than 5,600 minutes and was the Tigers Offensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior.After graduating from Clemson in 2017, Campos played for SIMA Aguilas in the Premier Development League, a development soccer league sponsored by United Soccer Leagues. During his stint with the Aguilas, Campos scored six goals and dished out four assists in eight games.Headquartered in Tampa, the PDL is con-sidered by many to be the fourth tier of U.S. soccer competition, behind international play, the MLS and the USL.SIMA is an elite level soccer specific training program at Montverde Academy. Student athletes registered with SIMA must complete their full academic work-load in the classroom at Montverde Academy each day before taking part in athletic specific train-ing in the afternoons and evenings.Montverde Academy boys soccer coach Mike Potempa, who has led the Eagles to an unbeaten record every year since taking over in 2010, is the general manager and co-founder of SIMA.Im not surprised at the success Diego has had since he graduated from Montverde Academy,Ž Potempa said. I knew he had the ability „ the natural talent „ to play. He wasnt mentally pre-pared to be a professional when he came to Montverde, but he eventually developed the right men-tality. Since only eight international players are usually permitted on an MLS roster, they often go to highly experienced international players.It says a lot about Diego to get one of those coveted roster spots.ŽCampos is the latest Montverde Academy and SIMA grad to earn spots on various MLS rosters since 2013. Others in that span included Matheus Silva (San Jose), Deybi Flores (Vancou-ver), Hassan Ndam (New York), Monday Bassey Etim (LAFC), along with a trio who have seen time with Orlando City „ Moussa Sane, Albert Dikwa, and Youmeni Gildas.All told, 26 former Montverde Academy stu-dent athletes have played professionally in the MLS, USL or in various leagues around the world. GOALSFrom Page B1 Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles throws a pass during practice on June 14 in Jacksonville. The Jaguars open train ing camp on Thursday. [AP PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX] hope their entire group will provide the same type of play-making. Rookie DJ Chark has the potential to make a big impact because of his speed and ability to separate. It will be interesting to see how the Jaguars take advantage of his versatility. During the offseason program, he worked at the outside wide receiver spot and slot receiver. Early in the season, Charks biggest contribution could be on special teams as a punt and kickoff returner.PH: Is it lame to go with the first-round pick here? I was skeptical of the Jaguars select-ing Taven Bryan and bypassing a possible upgrade along the offensive line or getting a play-making tight end in April, but he is winning me over. Bryan is a big man (6-‡) with a big personal-ity, which has been refreshing. Things Ill be looking for: How explosive is Bryans first step when pads are worn? How com-fortable does he look at the bigŽ end spot? How much work does he get inside? Did his nasty turf burn from the offseason program finally heal? Theres a lot to watch with him.3. Doug Marrone led the Jaguars to a 10-6 record during his first season as coach. What will be his biggest challenge in Year 2?PH: Managing injuries. The Jaguars were remarkably healthy last season, particularly on the defensive side of the ball. Telvin Smith (concussion) missed two games, and Abry Jones (back) was out for one. No other starter missed a game. Could the Jaguars be that fortunate again this season? Sure. Is it likely to happen? No. A few positions I would be especially concerned about if the starter goes down: quarterback (obviously), run-ning back, cornerback and edge rusher.JR: Overconfidence among players. Willing to bet Marrones top focus during the first couple of days of camp will re-empha-sizing that last season is over and its all about whats ahead. But this team has players like defen-sive tackle Malik Jackson, who boasted last week that theyre going to have a 16-0 season. Until last season when they fared 12-7, the Jaguars hadnt posted a winning season since making the playoffs in 2007. Despite reach-ing the AFC title game for the first time in 18 years, they will need to be better to return. They also need to remain the cohesive group that never got caught up in the moment, but worked weekly to make more progress.4. Paul Poslusznys retirement led to a shuffling at the linebacker posi-tion and an opening at the strong side next to Myles Jack and Telvin Smith. Who should be the Week 1 starter?JR: Im convinced Donald Payne is a special player „ just needs the opportunity to show it. Hes the only player in the NFL from Stetson, which doesnt offer football scholarships. Until last season, Payne had never played linebacker. He was a three-time All-American at safety for Stetson. Yet, as an undrafted free agent in 2017, Payne was one of the Ravens final cuts after signing him to play linebacker. After his release, the Jaguars signed Payne, who ended last season with the third-most special teams tackles in the NFL with 13. Now, theres open competition at strong-side linebacker and Paynes strength is stopping the run. In a close battle with Blair Brown and rookie Leon Jacobs, Payne is going to win the job.PH: Ill go with Leon Jacobs. Sure, its a risk to depend on a seventh-round rookie, but the 6-foot-2, 245-pound Wisconsin product has experience playing the position in college and plenty of raw tools. If Jacobs can handle being on the field roughly 30-40 percent of the time when the Jaguars are in their base defense, it would allow them to keep Blair Brown as a backup at the other two linebacker spots, developing impressive depth in the middle of their defense. Chalk this up as a darkhorse pick, but Im interested to see if Jacobs can pick up the defense quickly enough to take advantage of the opportunity. JAGSFrom Page B1Lochte's vio lation essentially came to light when he posted the photo of him get-ting the IV on his social media accounts. That triggered the USADA investigation, one that Lochte "fully cooperated" with according to U.S. officials."Lochte received an intravenous infusion of permitted substances at an infusion clinic," the USADA announce-ment of the suspension said. Under most circumstances, athletes cannot receive IVs unless related to a hospitaliza-tion or when allowed under the terms of a USADA-approved exemption „ and Lochte fell into neither of those categories.Suspensions for use of an IV are extremely rare: The USADA database shows only two other athletes being sanctioned for using such a method, one of them getting a six-month suspension and the other a 14-month ban. That same data-base shows that before Monday, no other U.S. swimmer in the last 10 years, for any reason including actual positive tests, had been suspended for more than one year by USADA.This week could have been a significant step forward for Lochte, who was entered in four events at the U.S. cham-pionships at Irvine, California, and was preparing to compete in what would have been his biggest competition since the Rio Games. Lochte said that he and three other U.S. Olympic swimmers there were robbed at gunpoint at a gas station, a story that quickly unraveled.The investigation in Brazil is continuing, and Lochte said it's "concerning" to him that a court there recently decided that he could still face prosecution for filing a false report.Lochte was not only suspended 10 months for that debacle, but also forfeited $100,000 in Olympic medal bonus money and was banned from competing in last year's national and world championships.But the bigger hit was to his reputation, one that was less than pristine to begin with.And now, he's back in hot water. USADA agreed to start the 14-month clock on May 24, the day that he posted the photo that no longer can be found on his Instagram page. He has previously said that he wants to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, though those hopes would seem to be in at least some doubt now.Lochte spent much of his career portraying a party-boy image, while his wildly successful exploits in the pool „ six Olympic golds, 36 world championship gold medals, no fewer than four world records „ were always overshadowed by 28-time Olympic medalist and 23-time Olympic champion Michael Phelps.After Rio, Lochte was dropped by at least four major sponsors including Speedo USA and Ralph Lauren, though he has added some endorsement deals since. He was also apparently targeted by two men wearing T-shirts bearing an anti-Lochte message who rushed the stage while he was competing on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."Lochte returned to competition last year, most notably winning the 200-meter indi-vidual medley at the U.S. Open. He also has become a father and a husband since Rio „ he married former Playboy model Kayla Rae Reid in January, seven months after their son was born.Lochte will turn 36 during the Tokyo Games. He won gold medals at the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 games, and if he found a way to win another in Tokyo he would become the oldest Olympic swimming champion."I have goals that I want to accomplish in 2020," Lochte said. "If anything this is going to add more fuel to my fire." LOCHTEFrom Page B1€ Jon Gray, Rockies. Gray may be baseball's biggest enigma at the moment. He's averaging 11.33 strikeouts per nine innings, the second-best mark in the National League, but he's just 8-7 with a 5.44 ERA. A .381 batting average on balls in play is a major culprit in his struggles, so he could be a good bet to turn things around, but the Rockies were sufficiently concerned that they sent him down to the minors briefly before the break. After returning, he pitched impressively into the eighth inning against Seattle on July 14.Colorado made the postseason last year and is currently just two games behind the NL Westleading Dodgers, so if Gray pitches well down the stretch, the Rockies could remain in the mix again.€ Nick Pivetta and Vince Velasquez, Phillies. The rest of the NL East better hope these two don't hit their stride any time soon. They've both struck out nearly as many hitters as staff ace Aaron Nola, despite significantly fewer innings. But consistency has been elusive. Pivetta has been strong with the exception of two awful starts against the Nationals in which he allowed a total of 13 runs in 2 ‡ innings. Velasquez gave up 10 runs against Milwaukee on June 8 but has held opponents to two or fewer in five of his six starts since then. BASEBALLFrom Page B1United States Ryan Lochte prepares before a mens 4x200-meter freestyle heat at the Summer Olympics on Aug. 9, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 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B4 Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | AMERICAN LEAGUENATIONAL LEAGUEEAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Boston 70 31 .693 „ „ 8-2 W-1 34-13 36-18 New York 63 34 .649 5 „ 5-5 W-1 34-14 29-20 Tampa Bay 50 49 .505 19 9 5-5 W-1 27-19 23-30 Toronto 46 52 .469 22 13 5-5 W-3 27-25 19-27 Baltimore 28 72 .280 41 32 3-7 L-3 16-33 12-39 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Cleveland 54 44 .551 „ „ 5-5 L-1 31-19 23-25 Minnesota 44 53 .454 9 14 5-5 L-3 29-22 15-31 Detroit 42 59 .416 13 18 2-8 L-1 26-25 16-34 Chicago 34 64 .347 20 25 4-6 L-1 19-29 15-35 Kansas City 30 68 .306 24 29 5-5 W-3 14-35 16-33 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Houston 66 36 .647 „ „ 5-5 L-1 32-21 34-15 Seattle 60 40 .600 5 „ 4-6 W-1 33-18 27-22 Oakland 57 43 .570 8 3 7-3 W-2 26-22 31-21 Los Angeles 50 50 .500 15 10 5-5 W-1 25-25 25-25 Texas 42 58 .420 23 18 3-7 W-1 20-30 22-28 EAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Philadelphia 55 43 .561 „ „ 6-4 W-1 32-17 23-26 Atlanta 53 43 .552 1 „ 4-6 L-1 25-20 28-23 Washington 49 49 .500 6 5 4-6 W-1 23-25 26-24 Miami 43 58 .426 13 12 7-3 L-1 23-28 20-30 New York 40 56 .417 14 13 5-5 L-1 19-32 21-24 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Chicago 58 40 .592 „ „ 7-3 W-1 31-17 27-23 Milwaukee 56 45 .554 3 „ 2-8 L-1 31-20 25-25 Pittsburgh 51 49 .510 8 4 9-1 W-9 29-24 22-25 St. Louis 50 49 .505 8 4 4-6 L-1 24-24 26-25 Cincinnati 43 56 .434 15 11 4-6 L-4 21-29 22-27 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Los Angeles 55 44 .556 „ „ 7-3 W-1 28-24 27-20 Arizona 54 46 .540 1 1 4-6 W-1 27-25 27-21 Colorado 53 46 .535 2 1 7-3 L-1 23-23 30-23 San Francisco 51 50 .505 5 4 5-5 L-2 31-19 20-31 San Diego 41 61 .402 15 15 2-8 L-1 20-31 21-30 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSLATE Boston at Baltimore Minnesota at Toronto N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay Oakland at Texas Detroit at Kansas City Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels L.A. Dodgers at Philadelphia Atlanta at Miami Pittsburgh at Cleveland San Diego at N.Y. Mets St. Louis at Cincinnati Arizona at Chicago Cubs Washington at MilwaukeeTODAYS PITCHING COMPARISONNATIONAL LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Atlanta Teheran (R) 7-6 4.00 11-8 1-1 18.0 3.00 Miami Chen (L) 12:10p 2-7 5.75 6-9 0-2 16.1 4.41 L.A. Dodgers Maeda (R) 7-5 3.12 8-8 1-1 18.1 1.96 Philadelphia Nola (R) 7:05p 12-3 2.30 14-6 2-1 20.0 1.35 San Diego Lucchesi (L) 4-5 3.34 5-9 1-2 14.1 2.51 N.Y. Mets Wheeler (R) 7:10p 3-6 4.44 6-12 1-0 18.2 4.34 St. Louis Gomber (L) 0-0 3.77 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Cincinnati Bailey (R) 7:10p 1-7 6.68 1-11 0-2 13.2 10.54 Arizona Buchholz (R) 2-1 2.56 3-4 1-0 14.2 3.68 Chi. Cubs Hendricks (R) 8:05p 6-8 3.99 8-12 1-0 18.0 2.50 Washington Hellickson (R) 4-1 3.29 9-4 2-0 15.0 5.40 Milwaukee Guerra (R) 8:10p 6-6 3.23 10-8 2-1 15.0 4.20AMERICAN LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Boston Pomeranz (L) 1-3 6.81 4-4 0-2 12.1 9.49 Baltimore Ramirez (R) 7:05p 0-3 3.09 1-3 0-2 14.0 3.21 Minnesota Berrios (R) 9-7 3.68 11-9 1-1 20.0 4.50 Toronto Borucki (L) 7:07p 0-1 3.52 1-3 0-0 17.0 3.71 N.Y. Yankees Tanaka (R) 7-2 4.54 10-5 0-0 15.2 4.60 Tampa Bay TBD ( ) 7:10p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Oakland Montas (R) 5-2 3.35 6-2 1-1 14.2 5.52 Texas Minor (L) 8:05p 6-6 4.89 8-10 0-2 14.0 6.43 Detroit Zimmermann (R) 4-1 3.86 7-5 2-1 21.2 2.49 Kansas City Smith (R) 8:15p 0-1 5.98 0-2 0-1 5.1 10.13 CWS Rodon (L) 2-3 3.56 2-5 1-1 18.2 3.38 L.A. Angels Pena (R) 10:07p 1-0 3.42 3-2 1-0 14.2 1.84INTERLEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Pittsburgh Musg rove (R) 3-4 4.08 4-5 1-1 19.2 3.20 Cleveland Bieber (R) 7:10p 5-1 3.53 6-1 2-1 19.0 5.21 Houston Cole (R) 10-2 2.52 16-4 1-0 16.2 2.70 Colorado Anderson (L) 8:40p 6-3 3.72 10-10 1-0 20.0 1.35 San Francisco Suarez (L) 3-6 3.94 6-10 0-2 18.0 3.00 Seattle Paxton (L) 10:10p 8-4 3.62 12-8 1-2 15.2 4.02 KEY: TEAM REC-Teams Record in games started by todays pitcher. THIS DATE IN BASEBALLJULY 24 1909: Nap Rucker of the Brooklyn Dodgers struck out 16 batters in a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. 1931: In an 8-7 loss to Pittsburgh, Babe Herman of Brooklyn hit for the cycle for the second time in the season. 1947: Jackie Robinson stole home for the “ rst time in his major league career in the Brooklyn Dodgers 4-2 win over Pittsburgh. 1949: Cleveland pitcher Bob Lemon hit two home runs to lead the Indians to a 7-5 victory over the Washington Senators in the opener of a doubleheader. 1968: Hoyt Wilhelm of the Chicago White Sox passed Cy Youngs major league record when he made his 907th appearance. He retired with 1,070 appearances. 1973: Bobby Bonds homered and doubled to lead the NL to a 7-1 rout of the AL in the All-Star Game at Kansas City. 1983: The Pine TarŽ home run was hit by the Kansas City Royals George Brett off New York pitcher Rich Gossage at Yankee Stadium. Bretts shot came with two outs in the top of the ninth to give the Royals a 5-4 lead. Bretts homer was ruled an out because the amount of pine tar exceeded what was allowed. After a protest by the Royals, the “ nal out and the Yankees half of the ninth was completed Aug. 18. 1993: Anthony Young of the New York Mets extended his record losing streak to 27 games when he walked in the winning run in the 10th inning for a 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. 1999: In their biggest victory in 46 years, the New York Yankees routed the Cleveland Indians 21-1, with Chili Davis going 5-for-6 with six RBIs. 2010: Tampa Bay won in Cleveland for the “ rst time in nearly “ ve years. The Rays ended an 18-game losing streak with a 6-3 win against the Indians. Todays birthdays: Miguel Socolovich, 31; Barry Bonds. 54.STATISTICAL LEADERSAMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING: Betts, Boston, .352; Altuve, Houston, .328; Martinez, Boston, .322; Segura, Seattle, .321; Machado, Los Angeles, .315; Duffy, Tampa Bay, .314; Rosario, Minnesota, .309; Simmons, Los Angeles, .307; Trout, Los Angeles, .307; Castellanos, Detroit, .304. RUNS: Lindor, Cleveland, 86; Betts, Boston, 80; Trout, Los Angeles, 73; Martinez, Boston, 72; Benintendi, Boston, 70; Ramirez, Cleveland, 70; Judge, New York, 68; Segura, Seattle, 68; Springer, Houston, 68; 2 tied at 67. RBI: Martinez, Boston, 81; Ramirez, Cleveland, 72; Encarnacion, Cleveland, 68; KDavis, Oakland, 67; Haniger, Seattle, 67; Bregman, Houston, 66; Machado, Los Angeles, 65; Bogaerts, Boston, 64; Gattis, Houston, 63; Lindor, Cleveland, 63. HITS: Altuve, Houston, 131; Segura, Seattle, 123; Rosario, Minnesota, 120; Castellanos, Detroit, 118; Lindor, Cleveland, 117; Martinez, Boston, 116; Machado, Los Angeles, 115; Ramirez, Cleveland, 112; Betts, Boston, 111; Merri“ eld, Kansas City, 111. DOUBLES: Escobar, Minnesota, 36; Lindor, Cleveland, 33; Bregman, Houston, 32; Castellanos, Detroit, 30; Merri“ eld, Kansas City, 30; Andujar, New York, 29; Bogaerts, Boston, 28; 4 tied at 27. TRIPLES: Sanchez, Chicago, 9; Smith, Tampa Bay, 7; Benintendi, Boston, 6; Hernandez, Toronto, 6; Moncada, Chicago, 5; Gordon, Seattle, 4; Jones, Detroit, 4; Moreland, Boston, 4; Profar, Texas, 4; Wendle, Tampa Bay, 4. HOME RUNS: Ramirez, Cleveland, 30; Martinez, Boston, 29; Judge, New York, 26; Trout, Los Angeles, 26; Lindor, Cleveland, 25; Gallo, Texas, 24; Machado, Los Angeles, 24; Betts, Boston, 23; KDavis, Oakland, 23; Stanton, New York, 23. STOLEN BASES: Gordon, Seattle, 22; Anderson, Chicago, 21; Ramirez, Cleveland, 20; Betts, Boston, 18; DeShields, Texas, 18; Benintendi, Boston, 17; Merri“ eld, Kansas City, 17; Smith, Tampa Bay, 17; RDavis, Cleveland, 16; Trout, Los Angeles, 16. PITCHING: Severino, New York, 14-2; Carrasco, Cleveland, 12-5; Kluber, Cleveland, 12-5; Snell, Tampa Bay, 12-5; Gonzales, Seattle, 11-5; Morton, Houston, 11-2; Porcello, Boston, 11-4; Price, Boston, 11-6; Rodriguez, Boston, 11-3; Sale, Boston, 11-4. ERA: Sale, Boston, 2.13; Verlander, Houston, 2.19; Snell, Tampa Bay, 2.27; Severino, New York, 2.31; Bauer, Cleveland, 2.44; Cole, Houston, 2.53; Skaggs, Los Angeles, 2.68; Kluber, Cleveland, 2.76; Morton, Houston, 2.96; 2 tied at 3.38. STRIKEOUTS: Sale, Boston, 197; Verlander, Houston, 183; Bauer, Cleveland, 182; Cole, Houston, 177; Paxton, Seattle, 155; Morton, Houston, 146; Severino, New York, 144; Snell, Tampa Bay, 134; Kluber, Cleveland, 132; Happ, Toronto, 130. NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING: Markakis, Atlanta, .322; Almora, Chicago, .321; Gennett, Cincinnati, .319; Kemp, Los Angeles, .316; Dickerson, Pittsburgh, .315; Freeman, Atlanta, .315; Arenado, Colorado, .310; Suarez, Cincinnati, .307; Realmuto, Miami, .307; Yelich, Milwaukee, .303. RUNS: Blackmon, Colorado, 76; Albies, Atlanta, 75; Arenado, Colorado, 66; Pham, St. Louis, 66; Carpenter, St. Louis, 65; Hernandez, Philadelphia, 65; Baez, Chicago, 63; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 62; Yelich, Milwaukee, 62; 2 tied at 60. RBI: Baez, Chicago, 74; Arenado, Colorado, 72; Aguilar, Milwaukee, 71; Suarez, Cincinnati, 71; Story, Colorado, 68; Freeman, Atlanta, 64; Rizzo, Chicago, 64; Gennett, Cincinnati, 63; Kemp, Los Angeles, 62; Markakis, Atlanta, 62. HITS: Markakis, Atlanta, 122; Freeman, Atlanta, 117; Albies, Atlanta, 115; Castro, Miami, 115; Gennett, Cincinnati, 115; Peraza, Cincinnati, 112; Anderson, Miami, 110; Arenado, Colorado, 110; Story, Colorado, 110; Blackmon, Colorado, 109. DOUBLES: Albies, Atlanta, 30; Carpenter, St. Louis, 30; Markakis, Atlanta, 29; Story, Colorado, 27; Baez, Chicago, 26; Freeman, Atlanta, 26; Rendon, Washington, 25; 5 tied at 23. TRIPLES: KMarte, Arizona, 9; CTaylor, Los Angeles, 8; Baez, Chicago, 6; Nimmo, New York, 6; 7 tied at 5. HOME RUNS: Aguilar, Milwaukee, 25; Arenado, Colorado, 25; Carpenter, St. Louis, 25; Harper, Washington, 24; Muncy, Los Angeles, 22; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 21; Albies, Atlanta, 20; Story, Colorado, 20; 6 tied at 19. STOLEN BASES: SMarte, Pittsburgh, 25; MTaylor, Washington, 24; Inciarte, Atlanta, 23; Hamilton, Cincinnati, 22; Turner, Washington, 22; Baez, Chicago, 19; Cain, Milwaukee, 18; Peraza, Cincinnati, 17; Dyson, Arizona, 16; 3 tied at 14. PITCHING: Scherzer, Washington, 13-5; Lester, Chicago, 12-3; Nola, Philadelphia, 12-3; Godley, Arizona, 11-6; Greinke, Arizona, 11-5; Mikolas, St. Louis, 10-3; Quintana, Chicago, 9-6; 9 tied at 8. ERA: deGrom, New York, 1.68; Nola, Philadelphia, 2.30; Scherzer, Washington, 2.43; Mikolas, St. Louis, 2.82; Foltynewicz, Atlanta, 2.85; Greinke, Arizona, 3.05; Lester, Chicago, 3.14; Corbin, Arizona, 3.24; Freeland, Colorado, 3.28; Arrieta, Philadelphia, 3.47. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer, Washington, 189; Corbin, Arizona, 149; deGrom, New York, 149; Greinke, Arizona, 137; Nola, Philadelphia, 131; Foltynewicz, Atlanta, 125; Gray, Colorado, 125; Pivetta, Philadelphia, 122; Velasquez, Philadelphia, 117; Godley, Arizona, 114.SUNDAYS GAMES American League Toronto 5, Baltimore 4 Boston 9, Detroit 1 Kansas City 5, Minnesota 3 Texas 5, Cleveland 0 L.A. Angels 14, Houston 5 Seattle 8, Chicago White Sox 2 National League San Diego 10, Philadelphia 2, 1st game Pittsburgh 9, Cincinnati 2 Washington 6, Atlanta 2 L.A. Dodgers 11, Milwaukee 2 Chicago Cubs 7, St. Louis 2 Arizona 6, Colorado 1 Philadelphia 5, San Diego 0, 2nd game Interleague Tampa Bay 6, Miami 4 Oakland 6, San Francisco 5, 10 innings N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, ppd. WEDNESDAYS GAMES American League N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 12:10 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 2:15 p.m. Minnesota at Toronto, 4:07 p.m. Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Oakland at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m. National League San Diego at N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Philadelphia, 12:35 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 12:35 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Arizona at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Interleague Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1:10 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. Houston at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.Eye on the prizeAtlanta B raves second baseman Ozzie Albies watches the ball during batting practice before Mondays game against the Miami Marlins in Miami. [BRYNN ANDERSON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]FANTASY PLAYSKirby Yates, RP, San Diego Padres (31 percent): Yates is set to inherit the closers role now that the Padres have traded Brad Hand. Hes been extremely effective this season, posting a 1.43 ERA and 0.88 WHIP. Youll have to bid aggressively to pick him up off the waiver wire but beware; Yates has been the subject of trade rumors, and theres no guarantee that hell be the closer on his potential new team. TOP TENAMERICAN LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. Betts Bos 81 315 80 111 .352 Altuve Hou 102 400 63 131 .328 JMartinez Bos 94 360 72 116 .322 Segura Sea 93 383 68 123 .321 MMachado Bal 96 365 48 115 .315 MDuffy TB 81 315 33 99 .314 Rosario Min 96 388 67 120 .309 Simmons LAA 89 335 47 103 .307 Trout LAA 100 345 73 106 .307 Castellanos Det 97 388 54 118 .304 NATIONAL LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. Markakis Atl 96 379 55 122 .322 Almora ChC 91 287 49 92 .321 Gennett Cin 95 361 60 115 .319 Kemp LAD 95 310 47 98 .316 Dickerson Pit 89 340 47 107 .315 FFreeman Atl 96 372 60 117 .315 Arenado Col 93 355 66 110 .310 Suarez Cin 82 309 50 95 .307 Realmuto Mia 72 287 47 88 .307 Yelich Mil 85 330 62 100 .303 Through July 22


DEAR ABBY: A lifelong friend of mine has died unexpectedly. Because he was my age, this brought up issues of my own mortality. We'd had our ups and downs over 25 years, but he moved cross-country to the same city as I'm in and was there for many happy and sad life events, including the deaths of my remaining immediate family and his parents. I have a wonderful wife and amazing children. We are pretty active and have stressful jobs, so there is little time to be engaged, which leaves me feeling guilty about being less than 100 percent for her and the kids. We have a newborn, and he is a star among stars for me, so I feel even more need to be present at all times. My friend's death has brought up painful feelings I thought I was over -like the feeling of being an "orphan" (even though I have extended family, I have no immediate family left). Losing someone my age has hit me hard, which I honestly didn't anticipate. I know I'm focusing on the wrong things, like some missed opportunities, but I can't seem to move past them. I feel so drained and useless. Any help would be appreciated. -MISSING MY FRIEND IN LAS VEGAS DEAR MISSING: Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your good friend. The death of someone close can affect people in many different ways. For some, the reminder that life isn't innite can trigger them to re-evaluate their relationships or how they have been living their lives. Because you seem to be unable to move past your feelings of abandonment, which many people experience after the loss of their parents, consider joining a grief support group to help you to work through some of these thoughts you are experiencing. However, if that isn't enough, a licensed therapist may help you to regain your balance. DEAR ABBY: My daughter's signicant other fathered her two children and seemed dedicated to his family. He worked hard to support and care for them. Then, almost overnight, it all changed. My daughter is now a single (unemployed) mom with two little ones under 4. She needs help, and I need advice about how to best help her. It appears they'll need to move in with us (an arrangement that will be stressful for all). Life is a bowl of lemons, and I need a good recipe for lemonade. Help, please! -READY TO PITCH IN DEAR READY: This would be my recipe: The rst thing you adults should do is remind yourselves that this won't be forever -only until your daughter is able to nd a job, get back on her feet and the children are in day care. Repeat it to yourselves out loud when necessary, and it may help you retain your sanity when life becomes stressful. Next, help your daughter ensure that the children's father continues to provide nancially for them. If he is resistant, an attorney may be able to help, and so can government agencies in every state. And last, give the new additions to your household all the love and understanding you can -which I am sure you are already doing because you seem like a very nice person. This, too, will pass. 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 24, 2018:This year you open up to adventure much more gracefully than in the past. You seem to sense when to take a risk, as well as if the risk is worth a loss. Thinking and discussing situations always provides different perspectives. If you are single, your time to fall madly in love and perhaps meet a life mate will occur in the months toward your birthday in 2019, once summer is over. You might need to go through several potential sweeties before you meet your match. If you are attached, the two of you might be redening your roles in your relationship through the summer. An amorous period will follow. SAGITTARIUS understands you well.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) The way you verbalize your ideas will determine the response you receive. You might be in the process of becoming more realistic. Nevertheless, a fog can drift through even the clearest ideas. Perhaps your mind is wandering, or you are simply bored. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Deal with a key individual. Be as concise as you can be, and refuse to get caught up in this persons agenda. You have limits, and though you can hold the line, you might get tired of this struggle for control. Win by not playing. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Defer to others, and listen to their suggestions. Do not think you need to act on them. One-on-one relating allows you greater exibility. You might nd it hard to change topics at times. Allow others to dominate for a change, and they might surprise you. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Honor a fast change. You might not be comfortable with what is happening, but you need to look at the big picture. You could be feeling tired and withdrawn. What you are seeing might be coloring your perspective about a personal matter. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Use the daylight hours for a creative venture and/or an interaction with a child. Others tend to be more receptive, and you can be a lot lighter and uid than you typically are. Note that you might want to redo a certain conversation in a few weeks. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Listen to a loved ones perspective. You might have an emotional reaction to what you hear. An element of distortion lies in what you are hearing. You likely will need to have the same conversation in a few weeks in order to gain better clarity. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Clear out a talk or call that has been put on hold for too long. You will feel better once you have this conversation. Your sixth sense comes forward and guides you through several areas of difculty. Have patience, and use timing to your advantage.SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Recognize what is happening around you. Listen to news with the recognition that the person speaking might be biased. Take this fact into consideration and look at this conversation in various ways. Do not hesitate to ask a question or two. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Remain open. Do not allow an instantaneous reaction to dominate your day. If you feel as if your nerves are frayed, by all means, take a walk or choose an effective stress-buster. Not everything said or heard is written in stone or is valid. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You might be acting like the tortoise today: very slow starting. You might be uncomfortable with your pace, but ultimately you will come out on top. Your attention to detail, though time-consuming, makes your ideas stronger than you realize. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Reach out to a friend in the morning; you could enjoy a lengthy conversation. At the same time, you will notice that you feel more balanced after you visit with this person. Your thoughts could be wandering from one topic to another. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Your ability to get past a personal matter comes forward. Once you get feedback from a parent or boss, you will feel free to act on your own. You might be stunned by a friend and what he or she shares. In any case, a surprise could be on its way to you. Man loses focus on life after close friends death | Tuesday, July 24, 2018 B5 TODAY IS TUESDAY, JULY 24, the 205th day of 2018. There are 160 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On July 24, 1959, during a visit to Moscow, Vice President Richard Nixon engaged in his famous "Kitchen Debate" with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. ON THIS DATE: In 1937, the state of Alabama dropped charges against four of the nine young black men accused of raping two white women in the "Scottsboro Case." In 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts two of whom had been the rst men to set foot on the moon splashed down safely in the Pacic. In 1974, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon had to turn over subpoenaed White House tape recordings to the Watergate special prosecutor. In 1987, Hulda Crooks, a 91-year-old mountaineer from California, became the oldest woman to conquer Mount Fuji, Japan's highest peak. In 1998, a gunman burst into the U.S. Capitol, killing two police ocers before being shot and captured. (The shooter, Russell Eugene Weston Jr., is being held in a federal mental facility.) In 2002, nine coal miners became trapped in a ooded tunnel of the Quecreek Mine in western Pennsylvania; the story ended happily 77 hours later with the rescue of all nine.



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