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LOCAL & STATE | A3MOUNT DORA MAY HONOR A WOMAN OF PRINCIPLE SPORTS | B1TAGGART ERA OPENS AT FSU WITH BATTLE AT QUARTERBACK SPORTS | B1UF QUARTERBACKS STRUGGLING WITH CONSISTENCY EARLY IN CAMP @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Tuesday, August 7, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ................A3 Health ........................A10 Opinion ......................A11 Weather ......................A12 Sports...........................B1 Comics ........................A8 Volume 142, Issue 219 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ Bob Bone has decided not to seek re-election to his City Commission seat. Qualifying ended at 4 p.m. Friday.Congratulations to Mike Pederson who will be taking over my seat on the City Commission in January,Ž Bone said in a written statement to the Daily Commercial.I didnt see it in my crystal ball,Ž said Pederson, who threw his name into the hat for the at-large District 4 seat.Four to six weeks ago, people started coming to me and talking to me about it,Ž the 59-year-old commercial real estate agent said. One of those people was Bone, who served part of his four-year term as mayor.Bone said he has enjoyed his time on the commission. I will enjoy even more focusing on giving my 10and 7-year-old boys as much attention and time as I can while I am still the hero of their lives the next several years.ŽPederson, a former commercial banker, thinks his financial training will be useful in voting and studying the citys budget.Pederson will be unopposed, Bone wont seek re-electionMike Pederson to take over commission seat; mayor draws opponentPederson Robuck By Catalina Ruiz ParraTribune News ServiceMIAMI „ The next time you use Uber, check your bill. The trip could turn out to be expensive „ not just for the distance but for a type of fraud that is on the rise.Its called vomit fraud,Ž a scam repeatedly denounced in social networks yet still taking place around the world.What is it? Passengers request Uber cars, which deliver them to their destination. So far so good.But soon the passenger receives a note from Uber reporting an adjustmentŽ in the bill and an extra charge that can range from $80 to $150, depending on the driv-ers degree of crookedness.If you think thats frustrating, youre right. But the worst is still to come.The passenger, unaware of whats happening, tries to contact Uber. The only way to do that is through the helpŽ button on the companys app or internet page.The first reply usually goes something like this: I understand that it can be disconcerting to receive adjustments to the tariff after Vomit fraud can make Uber rides sickeningBy Susannah George and Zeke MillerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The United States reimposed stiff economic sanctions on Iran Monday, ratcheting up pressure on the Islamic Republic despite statements of deep dismay from European allies, three months after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the international accord limiting Irans nuclear activities.Trump declared the land-mark 2015 agreement had Trump hits Iran with sanctionsIranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran, Iran, on Monday. He said that Iran still can rely on China and Russia to keep its oil and banking sectors a” oat. [IRANIAN PRESIDENCY OFFICE VIA AP] Presidents increases press ure despite European dismaySee BONE, A6 See UBER, A6 See IRAN, A6By Amy ForlitiThe Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS „ Pope Francis decree that the death penalty is inadmissibleŽ in all cases could pose a dilemma for Roman Catholic politicians and judges in the United States who are faced with whether to strictly follow the tenets of their faith or the rule of law.Some Catholic leaders in death penalty states have said theyll continue to support capital punishment. But experts say Francis change could shift political debates, Death penalty decree could be an issue for US politiciansPope Francis delivers a blessing from his studio window overlooking St. Peters Square, Sunday at the Vatican. [GREGORIO BORGIA/ ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE] See DECREE, A2


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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 loom over Supreme Court confirmation hearings, and make it difficult for devout Catholic judges to uphold the law as written.The question of whether or not Catholic political and judicial leaders would be sinning if they continue to support the death penalty is up for interpretation.Its going to be a matter of conscience,Ž said the Rev. Peter Clark, director of the Institute of Clinical Bioeth-ics at St. Josephs University in Philadelphia. Judges may have to recuse themselves from many cases, if they truly think its in conflict with their conscience.ŽAs with abortion, many Catholic political leaders and judges have been grap-pling with the death penalty for some time.Previous church teach-ings said capital punishment was allowed in some cases if it was the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor.Ž That gave politicians a way to honor their faith and the law.But on Thursday, the Vat-ican said Francis changed church teaching to say capi-tal punishment can never be sanctioned because it consti-tutes an attackŽ on human dignity.In the past, it was accept-able to say that the Catholic church had a position that the death penalty was accept-able in some circumstances. Thats no longer true now,Ž said Marci Hamilton, a professor at the University of Pennsylvanias Program for Research on Religion. I think its going to make it difficult for Catholic jurists to uphold the law as written.ŽThirty-one states in the U.S. allow the death penalty, including Nebraska, where the issue could soon become front-and-center: The state is scheduled to carry out an execution on Aug. 14, its first in more than two decades.Sister Helen Prejean, the anti-death penalty campaigner whose ministry to a death row inmate inspired the book and film, Dead Man Walking,Ž asked on Twitter if Gov. Pete Ricketts, who she said has pro-life values,Ž would heed the popes direction.If we say we are for dignity of all life, that includes inno-cent and guilty as well,Ž she told The Associated Press.Ricketts, a Republican and Catholic, worked to reinstate capital punishment in his state after lawmakers abolished it in 2015. He said the popes decree doesnt change his stance.While I respect the Popes perspective, capital punish-ment remains the will of the people and the law of the State of Nebraska,Ž Ricketts said in a statement. It is an important tool to protect our corrections officers and public safety.Ž The decree is also unlikely to slow the nations busi-est death chamber in Texas, where Republican Gov. Greg Abbott „ a devout Catholic „ has previously said there was no conflict between his faith and support for the death penalty. His spokeswoman did not return messages about whether the popes statement might shift Abbotts view. The next execution in Texas is set for Sept. 12.The churchs new teaching will likely feature prominently in the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who, if confirmed, would bring the total number of Catholics on the bench to five. One former Catholic justice, the late Justice Anto-nin Scalia, famously said he didnt find the death penalty immoral, and that any judge who did should resign. DECREEFrom Page A1 By Andi Jatmiko and Stephen WrightThe Associated PressSENGGIGI, Indonesia „ Thousands left homeless by a powerful quake that ruptured roads and flattened buildings on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok sheltered Monday night in makeshift tents as authorities said res-cuers hadnt yet reached all devastated areas and expect the toll of 98 dead to climb.It was the second deadly quake in a week to hit Lombok, a less-developed island compared with its more famous neighbor Bali, where the strong tremors caused panic and damaged buildings.A July 29 quake killed 16 people and damaged hundreds of houses on Lombok, some of which collapsed in Sunday evenings quake, measured at magnitude 7.0 by Indonesian authorities and 6.9 by the U.S. Geological Survey.Damage was massiveŽ in mountainous northern Lombok, where the quake was centered, said National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. In several districts, more than half the homes were destroyed or severely damaged.A large mosque collapsed on worshippers in northern Lomboks Lading-Lading village, and rescuers used a backhoe to search the debris. The number of victims was unknown.Some areas still hadnt been reached 24 hours after the quake because of collapsed bridges, blocked and ruptured roads and the loss of power and communications.Nugroho said the death toll had risen to 98 and warned it will continue to increase. All but two of were killed on Lombok; the others died on Bali.More than 230 people were seriously injured. Thousands of homes and buildings were damaged and those displaced camped wherever they could „ in sports fields and on roadsides, cobbling together ramshackle shelters and building campfires for warmth.Sahril, who uses one name, said he escaped his collapsing house in North Lombok with his immediate family, but his older brother is buried in his flattened home in the village of Cubek.He was serving customers when the earthquake happened. The customers managed to escape, but he himself didnt,Ž Sahril said. His two-story house collapsed and buried him. He had no chance to scream (for) help.Ž The quake struck at a shal-low depth of 10.5 kilometers (6 miles). Shallow quakes tend to cause more damage than deeper ones.We were sitting there having dinner at about 7 oclock last night, we just felt a really big sort of shaking and the lights went off and everyone just ran,Ž Australian tourist Kim Liebelt said as he waited with other travelers for a flight out at Lomboks international airport.And then the roof started falling down on us, rocks and rubble and then just everyone running to get away,Ž he said.Videos showed screaming people running in panic from a shopping mall and a neigh-borhood in Bali where parked vehicles swayed. On Lombok, soldiers and other rescuers carried the injured on stretch-ers and carpets. Many were treated outdoors because hospitals were damaged.People panicked and scattered on the streets, and buildings and houses that had been damaged by the previous earthquake had become more damaged and collapsed,Ž Nugroho said.The quake triggered a tsu-nami warning, and frightened people rushed from their homes to higher ground, particularly in North Lombok and Mataram, the capital of West Nusa Tenggara province. The warning was lifted after only small waves were recorded.When it happened, we stood with residents in the middle of the street and watched houses collapse around us,Ž said Yustrianda Sirio, supervisor of a group of university students from Java doing a community ser-vice program in East Lombok. Many of us screamed hysterically.ŽHe said the group already had been staying in tents after the July 29 quake, but now officials told them to return to Java.We really want to stay here to help the villagers,Ž he said.On Gili Trawangan, one of three popular vacation islands near Lombok, thousands of tourists and residents spent Sunday night on a hill because of tsunami fears, said British visitor Saffron Amis.Thousands displaced by deadly Indonesian quakeAn elderly man rests in a makeshift hospital on Monday after surviving a major earthquake in Kayangan on Lombok Island, Indonesia. Indonesian authorities said Monday that rescuers still havent reached some devastated parts of the tourist island of Lombok after the powerful earthquake ” attened houses and toppled bridges, killing a large number of people and shaking neighboring Bali. [FAUZY CHANIAGO/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] LONDONCourt convicts US political consultant of groping passenger A London court has found an American political consultant who worked on Ben Carsons 2016 presidential campaign guilty of groping a fellow pas-senger on a trans-Atlantic flight last month.Samuel Pimm was convicted of sexual assault Monday following a trial at Ealing Mag-istrates Court. He denied touching the passenger, who was seated next to him on the Washington to London flight.Prosecutors said Pimm con-sumed several alcoholic drinks before he put his hands on the woman. The woman testified that she was trying to sleep when she felt Pimm touching her arm and breast, then moving toward her crotch. LAS VEGASForecasters warn of excessive heat in parts of Western USWeather forecasters are warning of excessive heat this week in parts of Nevada, Ari-zona and California.The National Weather Ser-vice has issued an excessive heat warning for Monday through Wednesday. It covers the desert regions and other low-lying areas.Forecasters say temperatures could reach 114 in the Las Vegas and Colorado River valleys. Temperatures in Death Valley could hit 125 degrees.Other areas were under shorter excessive heat warnings, including central and southern Arizona, and the Grand Canyon.Forecasters say people should limit outdoor activity and stay hydrated to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke.BERLINCourt: Man paid German mom so he could rape 10-year-old sonA 33-year-old Spanish man has been found guilty of repeat-edly raping a young German boy whose mother offered him for sale to pedophiles on the internet.The dpa news agency reported Monday the man, whose name wasnt released for privacy reasons, was sentenced by Freiburg state court to ten years in prison and fined 18,000 euros ($20,800). He admitted paying the woman and her boy-friend 10,000 euros ($11,560) to rape the boy multiple times in the town of Staufen. A verdict against the 48-year-old woman and her 39-year-old partner is due Tuesday. The boy, now 10, was offered in the darknetŽ online for some two years start-ing in 2016. 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PAGE 3 | Tuesday, August 7, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS By Payne Raynews@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ Gas prices appear ready to drop after a summer of increases, and Florida may see as much as a 5-cent average decrease in the near future.AAA reported a 2-cent increase over the past week and 4 cents over the past month, but AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins says prices should slip lower this week.The limited swings in pump prices and a strong economy has led to one of the biggest driving summers in history,Ž Jenkins said. But prices should fall this week due to falling futures prices on the stock market,Ž he added. Futures prices, or the cost to purchase a contract on the volatile futures market, dropped by 8 percent this week, Jenkins said. That discount allowed w holesale prices to decline, making it cheaper for retailers to pur-chase fuel,Ž Jenkins said. Gas prices for Floridians are expected to drop by up to 5 Gas prices to edge downward, AAA reportsSteve Frey pumps gas at RaceTrac on U.S. Hig hway 441 in Leesburg. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] A few pennies per gallon less is predicted, but dont expect it to last By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ Rising country music singer Michael Ray has pleaded no contest to pos-session of hashish oil, and he has been placed in a pretrial intervention program with judgment withheld.Ray, 30, whose real name is Michael Ray Roach, is a Eustis native who lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He was arrested on Dec. 20, 2017, when the car he was driving struck another vehicle in the Eustis McDon-alds drive-through line. Ray told police his foot slipped off the brake pedal.He was initially charged with driving under the influ-ence and possession of marijuana.The police report said he had blood-shot eyes, slurred speech, he stumbled while walking and smelled of alcohol.ŽProsecutors dropped the DUI charge in April after deciding police did not administer the sobriety test properly. The charge was later changed to reckless driving.Ray signed a pretrial inter-vention contract in June after admitting wrongdoing. Pros-ecutors deferred prosecution for 18 months. He agreed to report to probation officials every month, be subject to random visits and drug tests, not drink to excess and not break any laws.He paid more than $1,000 in court costs and fines.The program keeps offend-ers from having a felony record.He was not given a break because of his celebrity, according to Assistant State Attorney Walter Forgie.He was treated exactly Michael Ray gets pretrial interventionEustis native avoids record for drug, driving violationsBy Jim TurnerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Nearly $450,000 was spread to seven statewide candidates in the second round of public match-ing funds, raising the total for the 2018 elections to $3.9 million, according to Florida Division of Elec-tions numbers.In a sign of an increase in small individual donations, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis received $183,006 on Friday, the most that any candidate received last week from the matching-funds program.DeSantis, a congressman who represents Volusia and Flagler counties, has now received $826,232 through the controversial program, which has divided state lawmakers. Critics in recent years have sought to eliminate the program, which matches individual contributions of $250 or less.No public money is dis-pensed until candidates for Cabinet positions reach $100,000 in such relatively small-dollar contributions received in a period that began last Sep-tember. For gubernatorial candidates, the threshold is $150,000.Statewide candidates drew $4.34 million from the program in 2014 and $6.1 million in 2010.Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, who is going up against DeSantis in the Aug. 28 Republican primary, Controversial contributionsRepublican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, left, took in the most money last week from Floridas second round of public matching funds. His $183,000 was more than any other candidate in the controversial program that matches individual donations of $250 or less. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] DeSantis gets boost from public matching funds Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, who is going up against Ron DeSantis in the Aug. 28 Republican primary, received $81,170 last week, bringing his matching-funds total to just over $1 million. [AP FILE] By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown @dailycommercial.comMOUNT DORA „ Although Gary McKechnie has lived in town for more than 20 years, it was only in the past few years that he learned about some of Lake Countys darkest times and the person behind much of them „ Willis McCall, a former Lake County Sheriff who served from 1944-1972.McKechnie first learned about McCall from author Gilbert Kings 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Devil in the Grove.ŽThe story is about how four black teens accused of a raping a white woman in 1949 were victims of McCall. The teens became known as The Groveland Four.ŽErnest Green was killed by a posse before he could stand trial and the others „ Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Charles Greenlee „ were imprisoned and tortured by McCall and his deputies to coerce confessions.Honoring woman of principleMount Dora resident wants bust of Reese on displayMabel Norris Reese, owner, editor and writer for the Mount Dora Topic newspaper, is said to have consistently stood up to Lake County Sheriff Willis McCall. [SUBMITTED] See HONORING, A4 See RAY, A4 See PRICES, A4 See FUNDS, A4LEESBURGEducational career fair slated for WednesdayThe city of Leesburg is teaming up on Wednesday with Career Source Central Florida and Lake-Sumter State College for an educa-tional career fair.The event will spotlight careers in the energy sector with overviews of training programs offered at the college. Presentations will be made at 2 and 3:30 p.m. at Career Source Central Flor-ida, 1415 S. 14th St., Suite 101 in Leesburg.Career consultants and staff from both the city of Leesburg and Lake-Sumter State Col-lege will provide information and answer questions. Those interested can learn about training opportunities and scholarship programs and can speak to electric depart-ment staff about working in the electric industry.For details, call 1-800-757-4598.MOUNT DORA1 killed, 1 critical in crash on US 441One person was killed and another critically injured in a three-vehicle crash on Monday afternoon at U.S. Highway 441 and East Crooked Lake Road, accord-ing to Mount Dora police.The accident happened about 12:31 p.m. Monday. One driver died and another was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition, police say.Northbound U.S. Highway 441 was shut down for a short time. The investigation is ongoing, and names will be released after family is notified.CLERMONTMan arrested after reportedly slapping 3-year-old childPolice arrested a 55-yearold man Sunday when a woman reported seeing him slapping a 3-year-old child in the face and yelling obsceni-ties at him.The woman said she heard a child crying loudly outside of Dollar General in the 700 block of State Road 50, then saw Mark A. Vandermeer, of Clermont, slapping the child. She told him to stop, then noticed a handgun tucked into his waistband. She left in her car and called Clermont police.Vandermeer has a con-cealed carry permit.Police noticed Vander-meers arm was bleeding. He said the child bit him.Officers noticed hand print marks on the childs face and that he had a nosebleed. Van-dermeer admitted hitting the child, according to his arrest affidavit.He was jailed on a charge of child abuse-domestic, and held without bond.LEESBURGWoman charged with prostitution after ad on sex websitePolice arrested a 50-yearold woman on drug and prostitution charges after spotting her ad on a sex website.Her ad was explicit and was a clear solicitation,Ž according to the arrest report and included a recent photo.Police said they set up a meeting with Gidget Marie Temperato, of Ocala, at the Deluxe Motel on U.S. High-way 441.Uniformed officers went into the bathroom and closed the door. A plainclothes detective posed as the customer. They discussed the deal and she pulled items out of her purse, including condoms. She said she had to get set up,Ž and walked into the bathroom, where she was arrested.Her brother was in a car in the parking lot. Police found See BRIEFS, A6


A4 Tuesday, August 7, 2018 | John WinslowJohn Winslow, 88, of Tavares, FL died on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Arrangements by Harden/ Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis, FL Funeral Services Mr. Leroy LeeŽ Crites, 88, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, August 4, 2018. He was the son of the late Leroy Crites Sr. and Ellen Roth Crites. He leaves behind his wife, Marjorie L. Crites, with whom he recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. Two daughters, Lisa Middaugh (Bob) and Julie Knox. Three grandchildren, Jennifer, Alyssa, and Sydni. A brother, Jack Emig (Lois) of Winter Park, FL and nieces and nephews. Mr. Crites was a graduate of Dover High School and an inspector with the East Ohio Gas Company before retiring. He was a resident of Leesburg, Florida since 1995 and attended First Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed cars, trains, cats, dogs, and being with his family. He will be loved and missed by all. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 7th at Page-Theus Funeral Home from 10AM 11AM with Funeral Service at 11AM. Burial will immediately follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Leesburg. Arrangements entrusted to Page-Theus Funeral Home, Leesburg. Leroy LeeŽ Crites Sharon K. Fore, age 59, of Oxford, passed away at her home on August 2, 2018. Sharon was born on December 2, 1958 to Tory P and Joy K. (Lucas) Fore in Ocala, Florida, but lived most of her life in Oxford, the community she called home. Sharon was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of Oxford. She loved “shing, hunting, camping, walks along the sea shore, anything to be outdoors. Sharon loved spending time with her friends and family especially her grandchildren. Sharon was a hair dresser working in Leesburg during her career. Sharon is survived by her parents, daughter Katherine Hicks of Ocala, daughter Taylor Hicks of Ocala, and four grandchildren, Amelia, Tiggy, Darian,and Zurrie. There will be visitation in the chapel of Banks/ Page-Theus Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 7th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM with burial to follow at Pine Level Cemetery in Oxford. Banks/PageTheus Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Sharon K. ForeMichael Ray performs at the Bluebird Theater during the Country 500 at Daytona International Speedway on May 27. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] At the same time, McK-echnie learned about a positive force in that darkness „ Mabel Norris Reese „ the owner, editor and writer for the Mount Dora Topic newspaper. She is said to have consis-tently stood up to McCall.At first, she was basi-cally a mouthpiece for Sheriff McCall until she started wondering if everything he was telling her was the truth and started asking questions. He didnt like anybody challenging him but she wouldnt back down,Ž McKechnie said. Thats amazing since were talking a single woman, a mother, in the 1950s.ŽToday, McKechnie, who is running for the state senate, is leading an effort to have Reeses memory honored in Mount Dora, where she lived and worked until she was run out of town by McCall and the reign of terror he is said to have launched against her.What McKechnie is trying to do is have an artist sculpt a bust in Reeses likeness to put on display in the community.So far, he has support from City Council members, residents and the citys Public Arts Commission, which is working toward securing a location for the bust.On Monday, McKechnie said he is hoping the sculpture can be created by reknowned artist Jim McNalis of Fort Lauder-dale. McKechnie started a nonprofit charity, Mabel Norris Reese Inc., and a gofundme page titled Tribute for Mabel Norris ReeseŽ to raise the esti-mated $8,000 cost.McKechnie said he is taking this on because he is enthralled by Reeses strength and wherewithal and would like to see her honored. McKechnie also said in todays world, he would like people to real-ize how one voice can make a difference and the importance of a free press.Despite threats to her life and her livelihood which found the KKK detonating two bombs at her home, burning a cross in her lawn, poisoning her dog, and launching rival newspaper to drive her out of business, she spent the remainder of her career dedicated to holding the corrupt sher-iff, deputies, judges, and attorneys to task,Ž McK-echnies gofundme page reads.McKechnie goes on to explain that Reeses efforts to expose McCall span beyond the Groveland Four case since she was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her persistent attempts to gain justice for the Platt family, whose children were suspected of being negroesŽ and, there-fore, forced out of Mount Doras public schools.Reese also wrote many articles and formed alli-ances with politicians and attorneys to find justice for Jesse Daniels, a men-tally disabled 19-year old who spent 14 years in the state hospital for the insane after McCall, with the aid of local judges and attorneys, framed him for rape, all while continuing to rally support of the two surviving Groveland Boys until they were released from prison.We could spend years talking about the horrible things Sheriff McCall did but instead of dwelling on that kind of negativity, we can celebrate someone who stood up to him. It took her years and years to do it, but the truth won out,Ž McKechnie said. It would be in her honor, but it would also be in honor of strong women and the power one person can have.Ž The gofundme account had raised $790 by Monday evening.Itll be slow and steady getting it, but I think we can get there,Ž McKech-nie said. HONORINGFrom Page A3 cents in the near future, Jenkins said, but current demand for fuel means prices are unlikely to decline past that, or even to remain steady as the summer goes on.A combination of factors, including the summer tourism industry in Florida and increased in-state driv-ing, means that Floridas roads are more crowded than at any other time of the year. Because of this, the markets price drop will be a limited and temporary respite from higher prices.On Monday, accord-ing to the AAA website, gas prices in the Lees-burg area sat just below the current state aver-age of $2.76, and the average price for all of Lake County was $2.67.Jenkins added that drivers nationwide could see an increase as a result of the global political climate.U.S.-led sanctions against Iran will go into effect later this year, which will put a tighter strain on sup-plies,Ž Jenkins said. If oil prices jump beyond the current levels as a result, gas prices could actually get higher in the fall.Ž PRICESFrom Page A3received $81,170 last week, bringing his matching-funds total to just over $1 million.Gwen Graham, a former congresswoman who is among the Democrats running for governor, picked up $103,970 on Friday from the matching-funds program, bringing her overall haul from the program to nearly $1.1 million.In the attorney general race, former Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Ashley Moody received $29,600 on Friday, bringing her total matching funds to $313,348.Democratic state Rep. Sean Shaw of Tampa picked up $19,832 on Friday. Shaw has now received $158,825.Republican Frank White, a state lawmaker from Pensacola who has heavily self-funded his campaign, hasnt applied and is using Moodys participation in the matching-funds pro-gram as an issue between the two in the primary.Democrat Ryan Torrens, a Hillsborough County attorney run-ning against Shaw in the primary, awaits confirmation that he has qualified.When we get our public financing, well be able to expand our message quite a bit more with that money,Ž Torrens said Saturday. We should have that shortly.ŽIn the race to replace Putnam as agriculture commissioner, Sen. Denise Grimsley, R-Sebring, got $11,141 on Friday and has now received $236,837 in matching funds.Grimsley is the only candidate for agriculture commissioner receiving matching funds.State Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, who doesnt have a primary opponent and will face Democrat Jeremy Ring, a former state sena-tor from Broward County in the November general election, received $20,402 on Friday. Patronis has now received $289,070.Ring isnt in the state funding program. FUNDSFrom Page A3 the same as any other person,Ž he said. This is something we have done hundreds if not thousands of times. The statutes and administra-tive orders give us that opportunity.ŽRays songs include Get to You,Ž Kiss You in the Morning,Ž Think a Little Less,Ž Run Away With You,Ž and Real Men Love Jesus.ŽHe issued a statement shortly after his arrest.I want to apologize to my fans, family and my hometown community for placing myself in this situation. I am so very sorry for the disappoint-ment these events have caused everyone. I know it will take time; however I will do everything I can to rebuild your trust.Ž RAYFrom Page A3

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A6 Tuesday, August 7, 2018 | DailyCommercial.commethamphetamine in the car.She was charged with solicitation for prostitution, possession of meth and drug paraphernalia, according to the arrest affidavit.EUSTISCops: Woman hid stolen steaks in clothing, purseBobbie Jean Talmadge said she was just trying to be neighborly when she was caught stuffing steaks under her clothing and in her purse at Publix on State Road 19.She advised, she was asked by a neighbor to steal food for a cookout later today,Ž according to the arrest report.Talmadge, 53, of Eustis, was charged with petty theft with three or more convictions and giving a false name to law enforce-ment officers.The shoplifted items were two New York strip steaks valued at $20.99 and $24.62, ribeye at $25.25, porterhouse at $14.51, T-bone at $19.42 and a box of chicken wings worth $16.33, the arrest affidavit said.The report said she has 11 prior petty theft arrests. The last two convictions were in 2015 and another in 2008. BRIEFSFrom Page A3 as will John Christian in District 2.However, Mayor Dan Robuck III will have opposition in his at-large District 5 seat from Don Lukich, who is a member of the citys Planning and Zoning Board.Lukich, 78, has been a regular at City Commission meetings for years, where he asks questions and makes comments during the publics por-tion of the meetings.He is critical of some of the citys capital improvement projects.Im not opposed to spending money, but it should be done effi-ciently,Ž Lukich said.The city could have renovated the commu-nity building at Venetian Gardens and replaced the 80-year-old swimming pool with a new indoor-outdoor pool, he said. Instead, the city is spending $7.6 million for a new community build-ing and will build a new pool in a blighted, crime-ridden area where there is already a pool, he said, referring to the Dabney pool by Carver Middle School. He is also critical of the city putting the commu-nity resource center in west Leesburg instead of in a more central location.He was also upset that the city is not going to use an existing boat ramp at Henderson Park on Lake Griffin because surround-ing neighbors do not want traffic in their Beverly Shores neighborhood.Thats stupid,Ž he said.His opponent has been snowballedŽ by the city manager on the issues, he said.Robuck, 34, is seeking a second four-year term as a city commissioner.Robuck was in favor of renovating the community building, which was built in the 1950s, but was in the minority. However, work is underway on a new building, along with sev-eral other improvements to Venetian Gardens, which was left to sit for years.ŽNow, there is a splash pad, new playground, improvements to Ski Beach and a community center that will serve the city for years to come, he said.As for the resource center, it is part of a community redevelopment project, so it had to be built in the Carver Heights-Montclair area, he explained. It will be staffed by a nonprofit Kids Central employee, and its commercial kitchen will be used by county vocational training instructors at no cost to the city. The build-ing also received some county funding.That community needs help learning how to use computers to apply for jobs and other assistance, Robuck said.The election is set for Nov. 6. The new commission terms begin in January. BONEFrom Page A1 your trip ended ƒ In this case, your driver notified us that during your trip there was an incident in the vehicle and therefore a cleanup fee of $150 was added.Ž The message is accom-panied by photos of the alleged incident „ vomit in the vehicle. The Uber driver had sent the images to the company, which considered them suffi-cient evidence to add the cleanup charge to the bill.Uber policy is to charge $80 if a passenger vomits or spills a drink on the seats or any surface difficult to clean. But the charge can increase to $150 in cases of significant quantities of body fluids (urine, blood or vomit) in the interior of the vehicle.ŽUber says the extra fees compensate the drivers for the time and money they spend cleaning their vehicles.Uber told el Nuevo Herald that it is actively looking into reports where fraud may be detected and will take appropriate actions on those accounts.ŽThe company added it did not have specific numbers on fraud cases but that the vast majority of cleaning fee reports are legitimately the result of someone making a mess in the car. In the instances where we find a confirmed case of fraud, we take appropriate action. With 15 million trips a day, Uber is unfortunately not immune to these types of incidents.ŽSo what happens if there was never any vomit?Some passengers have to send three or four emails to resolve their complaints. They must tell Uber that there was no incident, and then wait for the company to inves-tigate and, if it agrees, reimburse their money.I requested an Uber from Wynwood to the Edgewater area. At one point the driver told me a road was closed and that he could drop me off near my destination to avoid an extra charge. I agreed and got off,Ž Miami resi-dent Andrea Prez said about one trip last year.But the next day Uber emailed her a bill with an additional $98 cleanup charge. It included a photo of vomit on the seat of the SUV she had used.I immediately contacted Uber through the app. I told them that I was alone, sober, that I was not carrying any drinks and that it was impossi-ble for me to have caused that damage,Ž she said. But every new email from Uber came from a different representative and always favored the driver.ŽDespite several email exchanges, Uber never agreed to reimburse her the extra money. But she disputed the charge with her credit card company and got back her $98. Uber then canceled her account.Vomit fraud is not the only way that some Uber drivers are cheating customers.Some drivers never pick up the passenger but then charge for the trip. Some combine frauds and report incidents of vomit in trips that never took place.Thats what happened to an el Nuevo Herald journalist who called an Uber ride to the airport. The driver never showed up, so she canceled that request and asked for another. When she checked her email the next day, she learned Uber had charged her $16 for the trip that never took place, $6 for canceling it and a $150 cleanup fee. UBERFrom Page A1been horrible,Ž leaving the Iranian government flush with cash to fuel conflict in the Middle East.Iran accused the U.S. of reneging on the nuclear agreement, signed by the Obama administration, and of causing recent Iranian economic unrest. European allies said they deeply regretŽ the U.S. action.Trump said in a statement, We urge all nations to take such steps to make clear that the Iranian regime faces a choice: either change its threatening, destabilizing behavior and reintegrate with the global economy, or continue down a path of economic isolation.ŽA first set of U.S. sanctions that had been eased under the accord were going into effect at one minute past midnight under an executive ordered signed by Trump. Those sanctions affect financial transactions that involve U.S. dollars, Irans automotive sector, the purchase of commercial planes and metals includ-ing gold.A second batch of U.S sanctions targeting Irans oil sector and central bank are to be reimposed in early November.Trump warned that those who dont wind down their economic ties to Iran risk severe consequences.ŽThe Europeans didnt like any of it. Despite Trumps claims, the accord is working and delivering on its goalŽ of limiting Irans nuclear program, said a statement by European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and the foreign ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom.The ministers said the Iran deal is crucial for the security of Europe, the region and the entire world,Ž and the European Union issued a blocking statuteŽ Monday to protect European businesses from the impact of the sanctions.A senior administration official, briefing reporters under ground rules requir-ing anonymity, said the United States is not par-ticularly concernedŽ by EU efforts to protect European firms from the sanctions.Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran still can rely on China and Russia to keep its oil and banking sectors afloat. Speaking in a television interview, he also demanded compensation for decades of American interventionŽ in the Islamic Republic. IRANFrom Page A1

PAGE 7 | Tuesday, August 7, 2018 A7 BUSINESS 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 FMAMJJ 2,760 2,820 2,880 S&P 500Close: 2,850.40 Change: 10.05 (0.4%) 10 DAYS 23,500 24,000 24,500 25,000 25,500 26,000 FMAMJJ 25,040 25,320 25,600 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,502.18 Change: 39.60 (0.2%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1690 Declined 1125 New Highs 91 New Lows 32 Vol. (in mil.) 2,842 Pvs. Volume 2,991 2,191 1,966 1743 1074 91 82 NYSE NASDDOW 25540.02 25381.38 25502.18 +39.60 +0.16% +3.17% DOW Trans. 11180.65 11069.78 11161.35 +64.38 +0.58% +5.17% DOW Util. 734.34 728.58 730.17 +1.36 +0.19% +0.94% NYSE Comp. 12985.48 12918.81 12964.28 +10.94 +0.08% +1.21% NASDAQ 7859.68 7801.88 7859.68 +47.66 +0.61% +13.85% S&P 500 2853.29 2835.98 2850.40 +10.05 +0.35% +6.61% S&P 400 2011.35 1998.63 2009.50 +9.46 +0.47% +5.73% Wilshire 5000 29712.36 29525.84 29689.15 +135.01 +0.46% +6.82% Russell 2000 1684.80 1671.99 1684.31 +10.94 +0.65% +9.69% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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She oversaw PepsiCo during a turbulent time in the industry that has forced food giants including Coca-Cola Co., Campbell Soup Co. and Oreo maker Mondelez International Inc. to adapt to changing tastes. All those companies changed CEOs in roughly the last year.At PepsiCo Inc., Nooyi stressed the companys move toward good for youŽ options that people dont feel as guilty eating, such as Baked Lays potato chips and Naked juices made of fruits and vegetables. The company has not abandoned sugary sodas or more indulgent snacks.Nooyi, 62, has been with PepsiCo Inc. for 24 years and held the top job for 12.Another PepsiCo veteran, Ramon Laguarta, will take over as chief executive in October, the company said Monday. Nooyi will remain as chairwoman until early next year.Growing up in India, I never imagined Id have the opportunity to lead such an extraordinary company,Ž Nooyi said in a statement Monday.Nooyi began her career in India with positions at companies including Johnson & Johnson. She later attended the Yale School of Management.The percentage of female CEOs in the Fortune 500 has climbed slowly over the years and broke the 5 percent mark just last year, according to Catalyst, which promotes women in the workplace. The Fortune 500 includes the largest companies based on revenue.In the S&P 500, an index that includes companies from different sectors, there are currently 25 female CEOs including Nooyi, according to Catalyst. That also represents around 5 percent of CEOs. MARKET WATCHDow 25,502.18 39.60 Nasdaq 7,859.68 47.66 S&P 2,850.40 10.05 Russell 1,664.31 10.94 NYSE 12,964.28 10.94COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1208.60 5.60 Silver 15.292 0.114 Platinum 826.30 10.60 Copper 2.7210 .0325 Oil 68.01 0.52MARKET MOVERS€ Rite Aid Corp.: Down 18 cents to $1.66. The drugstore chain forecast a bigger loss because generic drug prices are weaker than it had expected. € Berkshire Hathaway Inc.: Up $5.82 to $206.06. Warren Buffetts conglomerate posted a larger pro“ t than analysts had forecast. Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi speaks during a session at the World Economic Forum, January 2009 in Davos, Switzerland. With Nooyi exiting PepsiCo as its longtime chief executive, the circle of CEOs in the S&P 500 is losing one of its highest-pro“ le women. [VIRGINIA MAYO/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE] PepsiCos Indra Nooyi latest female CEO to exit




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, AUG. 7, 2018:This year you nally might make a long-desired change on the homefront. How this event occurs could surprise you. Hopefully you wont hesitate. If you are single, a relationship is likely to grow from a friendship. You will feel secure relating to this person. If you are attached, the two of you resist getting into arguments. You both build on the strengths of your bond. Know that you could nd yourselves welcoming a new member of the family. GEMINI often makes you laugh.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Verbalize your feelings. You cannot underestimate the strength of your intuition and sixth sense. A loved one encourages you to speak your mind more often. Use caution if eyeing an idea or a risk; it just might be too good to be true. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Detach and assess your interactions. A friend or co-worker might be commenting on your spontaneity. That trait will be appearing more and more in your exchanges. You might even surprise yourself with your newfound freedom. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) No one can deny that you have a big personality. Some people might decide to distance themselves from you, as you tend to be a bit too much for them to handle. A comment might give you cause to think and/ or act in a different way. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You feel under the weather. Nevertheless, you might need to deny your instinct to cocoon in order to accomplish what another person wants. Note the surprise quality in your interactions with others today and in the near future. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) The Lion tends to roar with happiness when surrounded by friends. You could hit a home run, even though you thought you could be nothing more than a pitcher. Work on diversity with an eye to success; determination will make all the difference. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Make that extra effort. Others will notice how hard you try, and how often you succeed. Endurance and positive thinking push you into the limelight. A surprise could be heading your way, which could involve travel or perhaps a special relationship. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Detach and work on eyeing a personal conict from the other partys perspective. Pretend that you are this person, who also is seeking to be understood; try to walk in his or her shoes. One-on-one relating is the key to resolution. Be open to discussion. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) One-on-one relating takes you down an entirely new path. You might not have thought that you could feel this complete until you experience this interaction. Recognize the importance of having this person in your life. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Defer to others, especially as they verbalize some great news. You might be weighing the pros and cons of a change in handling your assets. You will say what you feel is needed. Flow with the moment, and allow your adventurous side to emerge. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Throw yourself into a project and commit to being not only an idea person, but also someone who knows how to lead. The unexpected marks your creativity, but also could mark your ability to let go and enjoy yourself. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Listen to what is happening with a child or loved one. You express a willingness to let go and enjoy the moment if others are also in the mood to let go of problems. You might nd that you can switch gears from work mode to fun mode quite easily. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Stay centered and allow greater give-and-take between you and others. If you nd that you hit a road block, approach it and deal with it directly, or jump over it. Staying focused could determine the results of your work and any other project. Wifes attraction to woman throws life into confusion | Tuesday, August 7, 2018 A9 DEAR ABBY: I am a 50-year-old woman. I have been married to my husband for 28 years and never cheated. We have a good life together, and our sex life has always been great, but I have recently fallen in love with another woman. I haven't told anyone, not even her. She has made several comments and advances toward me, but she frequently makes comments like, "I don't swim in the lady pond." The two of us recently went out of town together. When she kissed me on my neck, I pulled away and nothing more happened. I am positive that if I hadn't, something would have happened. I feel like I'm going crazy because I think about her every minute. We talk on the phone several times a day. She's married (to a man) and has been for 30 years. Is it possible for two straight women to suddenly fall in love with each other? Should I tell her how I feel? Please help me. I'm confused, lost and in turmoil. -FALLING IN LOVE DEAR FALLING: Yes, it is possible for members of both sexes to become attracted to someone of the same sex and fall in love. Have an honest conversation with the woman. Tell her you are confused about what happened on the trip. I'm not sure she was completely honest about her "swimming" habits, but you may or may not be the rst woman she has become attracted to. I hesitate to advise what steps to take beyond that since you are both in longtime, committed relationships. Much will depend upon what she has to say.DEAR ABBY: I have been dating my boyfriend for two years. We are the same age and have children from previous marriages. His are teenagers, and I have twin boys at home who are 6. Early on we discussed blending our families. Although he has been eager to be a part of my life and my family, he has been less than enthusiastic about opening up his own life to me. He takes vacations with his children and leaves me out. He also travels alone to places we have discussed going to together. If I say anything, he accuses me of being selsh. But if I plan anything with my own children, he always expects to be included. I'm getting fed up with it. I feel resentful living on the fringes of his world, while he expects to be at the center of mine. Am I selsh, or do I have a legitimate complaint? -OFF BALANCE IN VIRGINIA DEAR OFF BALANCE: You and your boyfriend should both be spending some separate vacation time with your children, but not to the exclusion of each other. That he would take trips you had planned together without you seems peculiar, and I don't think you are selfish to be bothered by it. Although you have been seeing each other for two years, he does not appear to be anywhere near ready to jump into the kind of relationship you are wishing for. You do have a legitimate complaint. Continue the discussion about this because something does appear to be off balance. 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.TODAY IS TUESDAY, AUG. 7, the 219th day of 2018. There are 146 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On August 7, 1964, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, giving President Lyndon B. Johnson broad powers in dealing with reported North Vietnamese attacks on U.S. forces. ON THIS DATE: In 1782 Gen. George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart, a decoration to recognize merit in enlisted men and noncommissioned ocers. In 1882 the famous feud between the Hatelds of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky erupted into full-scale violence. In 1942 U.S. and other allied forces landed at Guadalcanal, marking the start of the rst major allied oensive in the Pacic during World War II. (Japanese forces abandoned the island the following February.) In 1959 the United States launched the Explorer 6 satellite, which sent back images of Earth. In 1989 a plane carrying U.S. Rep. Mickey Leland, D-Texas, and 14 others disappeared over Ethiopia. (The wreckage of the plane was found six days later; there were no survivors.) In 1990 President George H.W. Bush ordered U.S. troops and warplanes to Saudi Arabia to guard the oil-rich desert kingdom against a possible invasion by Iraq.


A10 Tuesday, August 7, 2018 | ANESTHESIAPREP FOR CHILDS SURGERY Anesthesia ensures your child can safely receive lifesaving or corrective surgery while managing pain and discomfort. The American Society of Anesthesiologists o ers the following guidance for parents: € Work with your childs surgeon and other physicians to determine if surgery is the right choice. € Talk to the physician anesthesiologist. € Experts note a single, relatively short exposure to anesthesia is unlikely to have negative e ects on behavior or learning. For more information, visit kidschecklist. OUTDOORSBIKE RIDE CHECKLISTFollow these steps from the League of American Bicyclists and WorkingWell, before each ride: € Make sure you have ample air in your bikes tires. € Check your brakes and make sure your brake pads are not worn. € Make sure your chain is not rusted or full of gunk and cranks are not loose. € Inspect quickrelease levers to make sure they are closed and on tight. EYESORANGES HELP VISIONA 15-year study by the Westmead Institute for Medical Research shows that an orange a day keeps macular degeneration away. Lead Researcher Associate Professor Bamini Gopinath from the University of Sydney said the data showed that avonoids in oranges appear to help prevent against the eye disease. „ Brandpoint HEALTHThe other victimsBy Heidi de Marco Kaiser Health NewsThe day a gunman fired into a crowd of 22,000 people at the country music festival in Las Vegas, hospital nursing supervisor Antoinette Mullan was focused on one thing: saving lives. She recalls dead bodies on gurneys across the triage floor, a trauma bay full of victims. But in that moment, were not aware of anything else but taking care of whats in front of us,Ž Mullan said. Proud as she was of the work her team did, she calls it the most horrific evening of my lifeŽ „ the culmination of years of searing experiences she has tried to work through, mostly on her own. I can tell you that after 30 years, I still have emotional breakdowns, and I never know when its going to hit me,Ž said Mullan. Calamities seem to be multiplying in recent years, including mass shootings, fires, hurricanes and mudslides. Many of the men and women who respond to these tragedies have become heroes and victims at once. Some firefighters, emergency medical providers, law enforcement officers and others say the scale, sadness and sometimes sheer gruesomeness of their experiences haunt them, leading to tearfulness and depression, job burnout, substance abuse, relationship problems, even suicide. Many, like Mullan, are stoic, forgoing counseling even when it is offered. I dont have this sense that I need to go and speak to someone,Ž said Mullan. Maybe I do, and I just dont know it.Ž In 2017, there were 346 mass shootings nationwide, including the Las Vegas massacre „ one of the deadliest in U.S. history „ according to Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit organization that tracks the countrys gun-related deaths. The group, which defines mass shootings as ones in which four or more people are killed or injured, has identified 159 so far this year, through July 3. The first respondersŽ who provide emergency aid have been hit hard not just by recent large-scale disasters but by the accumulation of stress and trauma over many years, research shows. Many studies have found elevated rates of posttraumatic stress disorder among nurses, firefighters and paramedics. A 2016 report by the International Association of Fire Fighters found that firefighters and paramedics are exhibiting levels of PTSD similar to that of combat veterans. Experts have found a dearth of research on treatment, insufficient preparation by employers for traumatic events a nd significant stigma associated with seeking care for the emotional fallout of those events. When we have these national disasters or have a guy take a truck and run people over ƒ those are added stressors we arent prepared for,Ž said Jeff Dill, a former firefighter and licensed counselor. Dill said the emotional toll of these large-scale horrific events is magnified because everyone is talking about them. They are inescapable and become emotional trigger points.Ž Anniversaries are the hardest,Ž he said. Some employers are working on developing greater peer support, he said, but it often comes after the fact rather than proactively. We met a lot of resistance early on because of the [stoic] culture,Ž said Dill, who travels the country teaching mental health awareness workshops for firefighters and other emergency personnel. He said the culture is slowly shifting „ particularly because of the rise in mass public shootings across the country.First responders to horri c disasters o en su er in solitudePTSD in an occupational settingProfessional “ rst responders have an increased risk of being exposed to traumatic events through their work. Police officers: The prevalence of PTSD has been reported to be less than 10 percent despite the high frequency of direct exposure to a traumatic events. Firefighters: A PTSD prevalence reaching 20 percent has been described in this group, however PTSD symptoms in volunteer “ re“ ghters exceed those of professional “ re“ ghters, suggesting that training and experience may protect against PTSD. Ambulance personnel: Some studies have show a PTSD prevalence as high as 20 percent in this occupation. Ambulance workers also report more health problems than people in comparable professions and the general population.Source: M. Skogstad, M. Skorstad, A. Lie, H. S. Conradi, T. Heir, L. Weisth; Work-related post-traumatic stress disorder, Occupational Medicine, Volume 63, Issue 3, 1 April 2013, Pages 175…182, https://doi. org/10.1093/occmed/kqt003Some “ re“ ghters, emergency medical providers, law enforcement of“ cers and others say the scale, tragedy and sometimes gruesomeness of their experiences haunt them, leading to profound sadness and depression, job burnout, substance abuse, relationship problems and even suicide. [HEIDI DE MARCO/KHN PHOTOS] Nursing supervisor Antoinette Mullan recalls dead bodies being wheeled in on gurneys across the triage ” oor and a trauma bay full of victims after a gunman “ red into a c rowd of 22,000 people at the country music festival in Las Vegas. TODAYS WORKOUTResistance move strengthens shouldersBy Marlo Alleva More Content NowStrong shoulders not only look good, but they help hold your body tall and aid in proper posture. Their health and strength is imperative to our daily needs. Most upper-body moves have some positive effect on our shoulder region, but direct exercises have the best results. Our move today is a front resistance band raise. You will need a light to medium band. This move focuses on the front portion of the shoulder. It will also work your chest and upper back. Proper form is imperative for flexibility and functionality, and safety also. Begin this move by standing tall and gripping the resistance band in the hand that you will use first. Loop the band under one or both feet, depending on the level of resistance you desire. Roll the shoulders back and down, and engage the core. Extend your starting arm out in front of your body keeping the elbow slightly soft. Palms facing down, proceed to lift the arm to shoulder level, or as close as you can. Once you reach your fullest amount of resistance, return the arm to starting position. Continue this lift and lower movement for at least 10 times then repeat with other arm. Keep these sets moving, alternating back and forth after each set, giving yourself three to five sets on each side. This angle of resistance will be working your shoulder region slightly different than most upper body moves and can be slightly awkward at times. Keep the resistance light and correct form is a must. This shoulder raise is great for any combination of upperbody exercises, and good on its own for target work. Marlo Alleva, an instructor at Golds Gym and group fitness coordinator at Fontaine-Gills YMCA in Florida, can be reached at Marlo Alleva demonstrates a front resistance band raise. [ERNST PETERS/ THE LEDGER]

PAGE 11 | Tuesday, August 7, 2018 A11 ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comFacebook has finally taken steps to combat efforts to interfere in U.S. elections. But will it be enough? Facebook disclosed last week that it removed 32 pages and fake accounts that were engaged in efforts to meddle in the 2018 midterm elections. Facebook did not confirm that the accounts came from Russian agents but said some tools and techniques resembled those used by a Kremlin-linked group ensnared in a recent indictment alleging interference in 2016. Facebooks disclosure is further proof of efforts by outside groups to sow discord and doubt in U.S. elections. And it is yet another wake-up call to lawmakers to do more … now „ to combat the interference. After all, removing 32 pages from Facebook is a tiny blip in the broad and aggressive response needed to fight the misinformation war and preserve our democracy. Two years ago, Facebook looked the other way as Russian agents disseminated inflammatory posts that reached 126 million users during the presidential election campaigns. In February, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told the Senate Intelligence Committee that the United States is under attack.Ž He said Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea posed the greatest cyber threats along with terrorist and criminal organizations. Coats added that Russia was likely to continue to target U.S. elections to undermine democracy.Ž Sadly, President Donald Trump remains largely uninterested in doing much to preserve, protect, and defend the United States from Russias election interference. If anything, he seems more inclined to fan confusion and even side with Russia. Trumps lack of clear leadership makes it difficult for intelligence agencies to mount a coordinated effort to counter the interference. Congressional leaders have no clear idea what to do beyond lip service. As Washington dithers, it is up to others to guard against the misinformation war. Facebook and other social-media giants must do more to police their networks by investing in tools that identify bogus news, increasing accountability and reducing incentives to profit from disinformation. But without any clear rules or regulations from lawmakers, the companies are unlikely to go beyond the minimum to protect their bottom lines. Likewise, state and local education officials should make it a priority to promote news literacy and teach basic civics, including voting, and the importance of preserving basic American ideals that have set us apart from the rest of the world, such as freedom of religion, freedom of the press, the rule of law, and the independence of the judiciary. A recent survey by the University of Pennsylvanias Annenberg Public Policy Center found that roughly one-third of respondents could not name any rights guaranteed under the First Amendment and only 26 percent could name all three branches of government. To be sure, the media have a responsibility to provide fair and accurate reporting. At the same time, individuals have a responsibility to stay informed, engaged, and skeptical of fringe information providers. Facebooks recent steps are encouraging. But this is a long fight that requires action by government, schools, businesses, and individuals „ anyone, in fact, interested in preserving democracy. The Philadelphia InquirerANOTHER OPINIONFacebook cant be the only one policing democracy People who win awards that were named to honor arguably one of the greatest social justice pioneers this country has ever known should be social justice advocates themselves. And the staff at Kansas Citys Negro Leagues Baseball Museum should pay special attention. Let me explain. See, there are hundreds of men who played pro baseball who are not receiving Major League Baseball pensions. Many of them are people of color. Former Detroit Tiger pitcher Les Cain is one of them. The list of individuals who are being taken advantage of also includes Felix Torres, a Puerto Rican-American who played for the California Angels; Cuno Barragan, a MexicanAmerican catcher who played for the Chicago Cubs; Dave Roberts, a native of Panama who was a teammate of Brooks Robinson in Triple-A; and former San Diego Padres outfielder Don Reynolds „ the older brother of MLB Networks Harold Reynolds. Cain and all the other affected players dont receive a traditional pension because the rules for receiving MLB pensions changed in 1980. At the time, they hadnt accrued four years of service credit. That was what ballplayers active between 1947 and 1979 needed to be eligible for the pension plan. Instead, since April 2011, they all receive nonqualified retirement payments based on a complicated formula that had to be calculated by an actuary. In brief, for every quarter of service a man has accrued „ defined as 43 game days of service „ he gets $625. And that is before taxes are taken out. By contrast, the maximum allowable pension a retired MLB player who is vested can make is $220,000. These men are also not eligible to buy into the leagues umbrella health insurance coverage plan. In short, they are being penalized for playing the game they loved at the wrong time. Onetime Tigers All-Star Tony Clark, the first former player ever to run MLBPA „ the Major League Baseball Players Association union, which represents current players „ refuses to go to bat for these men. This is in spite of the fact that when he received the Jackie Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in June 2016, the first baseman referenced a quote from the Muhammad Ali: Success is what you achieve,Ž Clark said. Your significance is what you leave.Ž If Clark actually does something about this situation, he really would be leaving all these men something of great significance. And that would be a nice achievement on his part. The refusal of Clark (who makes more than $2 million in compensation, including a base salary of $1.9 million) to help these seniors is a real head-scratcher. After all, this is a union whose pension and welfare fund is currently valued at more than $2.7 billion. The league has no excuses either. It recently announced that its revenue was up 325 percent from 1992, and that it has made $500 million since 2015. Whats more, the average value of each of the 30 clubs is $1.54 billion, up 19 percent from 2016. And the players? The average player made $4.47 million last season. The minimum salary goes up to $555,000 in 2019. Though nobody begrudges todays players what they can command on the open market, the union should show some respect for the men such as Cain „ many of whom went out on picket lines, endured labor stoppages and frequently went without paychecks so free agency could be ushered in. Take a look at what all the MLBPA staff makes, and then ask yourself if these so-called labor leaders care anything about all those retirees „ especially those who are people of color. Douglas J. Gladstone is a freelance magazine writer based in New York. He is also the author of two books, including A Bitter Cup of Coffee: How MLB & The Players Association Threw 874 Retirees a Curve.ŽANOTHER OPINIONMLB retirement equity is an issue of social justice American workers won a significant, if little-noticed, victory when seven major fast-food chains recently agreed to a settleme nt to end no poachingŽ clauses in contracts signed by their workers. The clauses, buried deep in the paperwork presented to often inexperienced workers, required them to seek permission before they could look for a job at another location of the same chain. Such agreements reduce labor costs for the chains but proved deeply unfair to workers seeking to switch to locations that are more convenient or who simply want to earn higher wages. This agreement is a good first step, but theres much more work to be done. Wages earned by less-skilled American workers have stagnated. They face difficulties switching jobs due to a combination of public policy and employer behavior. These are significant problems that deserve continued attention from both the left and the right, preferably with more thoughtful analysis than we have seen recently from public figures as diverse as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Pat Buchanan. While figures like these have bemoaned a supposed lack of job stability today and the end of lifetimeŽ employment, they get it exactly backward. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average Americans tenure in the same job has crept steadily up for all groups of workers over age 25 for more than a decade. Even teenage boys spend longer in their mostly temporary, part-time jobs than they did in the past. Part-time work overall has declined significantly as the economy has improved and the number of people working part-time but interested in full-time work also has plummeted. Self-employment has declined steadily for more than 30 years in good economies and bad and the number of people working a side gig is at a record low. More people work for very large companies and small businesses share of jobs is shrinking. This evidence of job lockŽ may be a major cause of wage stagnation, because switching jobs is a major way to increase earnings. The opportunities for greater responsibility, leadership and higher pay in any given industry or with any employer will always be limited. Studies by the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank and employment services provider ADP show that people who switch jobs consistently increase their wages by a full percentage point each year than those who stay in place. Compounded over the course of a career, this amounts to hundreds of thousands of dollars for a typical worker. Since the phenomenon of job lock is complicated and likely stems from a multitude of factors, theres unlikely to be any one silver bullet. But a few modest public policy changes, beyond a federal statutory ban on anti-poachingŽ clauses, would make sense. For example, federal law should outlaw front endŽ noncompete c lauses for workers, as well as contract provisions that require at-will employees to pay employers any amount above a signing bonus to quit their jobs. State laws limiting noncompete agreements play a major role in both the innovative nature of Californias Silicon Valley (skilled people with good ideas easily can start new companies) and the proliferation of plush worker benefits there. Just as important, occupational licenses, which are now required for a third of all jobs, should be made portable across state lines in the same way and to the same extent that drivers licenses are. Certifications granted in one state should be usable in all. Americas highly flexible labor market is a major competitive advantage around the world. While both the left and the right are wrong to yearn for the nonexistent good old daysŽ of more employer loyalty, policies that limit the ability of workers to switch jobs deserve speedy elimination. Eli Lehrer is president of the R Street Institute, a nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, D.C.ANOTHER OPINIONEnd of no poaching clause a good rst step for American worker


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PAGE 13 | Tuesday, August 7, 2018 B1 SPORTS AUTO RACING | B2NASCAR CHAIRMAN ARRESTED FOR DWI Paul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 By Noah TristerThe Associated PressNow that the dust has settled after the trade deadline, here's some quick trivia:Which team does Zach Duke pitch for?How about Darren O'Day? Or Seunghwan Oh?It seemed like every contender wanted to add another arm or two in the bullpen, making the hours and days leading up to last week's non-waiver trade deadline feel like a giant game of musical chairs for relievers. The importance of relief pitch-ing in the postseason has been obvious for a while now. Last year, the Yankees got just one out from their starting pitcher in the American League wildcard game against Minnesota, but four relievers went the rest of the way, and New York was able to advance.With so many off days built into the schedule in the playoffs, teams can push their top relievers more. Here are a few bullpens to watch down the stretch.(But first, the trivia answers: Duke was traded to Seattle, O'Day was dealt to Atlanta, and Oh is with Colorado now.)Chicago Cubs: If you made a list of the absolute top relievers in baseball, you probably wouldn't include any of the Cubs, but manager Joe Maddon has a fair number of good options. Steve Cishek (1.93 ERA) is having a fine year, while Pedro Strop and Justin Wilson have been pretty reliable. Carl Edwards Jr. has 53 strikeouts in 35 ‡ innings.Closer Brandon Morrow has dealt with injury problems, but the Cubs have the NL's best record anyway, and the bullpen is part of the reason.Cleveland Indians: The bullpen carried the Indians to the World Series two years ago, but it was a weak link earlier this season. With a sizable lead in the AL Central, Cleveland now has plenty of time to get its relief pitching in order. The Indians bolstered their depth by acquiring Brad Hand and Assessing the bullpens after a wild trade deadlineBy Robbie AndreuGatehouse MediaGAINESVILLE „ Now that renowned quarterback whisperer Dan Mullen is in charge of the Florida offense, the expectation is the Gators will get elite quarterback play at some point.But it may not be this season. Or even next.This was the take from Mullens post-practice news conference Monday.Listening to Mullen, it sounds like the Gators might have to settle for functional quarterback play in 2018, which they and their fans would have gladly embraced in any of the past eight seasons.This year, well get them right,Ž Mullen said. Well keep putting them in situa-tions, finding out what theyre most comfortable with right now as we go through instal-lation. Each guy what theyre comfortable with and have that package ready for them because you dont know whos going to be playing.Even if one guy is the starter, youre a play away from the next guy, so you better know what hes going to be able to do, too, and put him in positions to be successful.Ž Mullen has said he likes the Gator quarterbacks strugglingConsistency, managing o ense are biggest hurdlesUniversity of Florida coach Dan Mullen watches quarterback Kyle Trask throw a pass at practice Saturday in Gainesville. [BRAD MCCLENNY/ GATEHOUSE MEDIA] By Bob FerranteThe Associated PressTALLAHASSEE „ Quarterback competitions are nothing new for Florida State, which has had four in the past six seasons.But this competition is quite different from preseasons past. The Semi-noles opened their first preseason under new coach Willie Taggart on Monday with two quarterbacks with starting experience.Taggart, whose Florida State coaching debut will be Sept. 3 against Virginia Tech, said he has no time-table to make a decision.When they decide to separate themselves and make it a no-brainer is when well make that decision,Ž said Taggart, who arrived at Florida State after a year at Oregon. Its going to be pretty cool to watch them go do their thing.ŽDeondre Francois and James Blackman may have the edge in experience, but Taggart also said not to dis-count redshirt freshman Bailey Hockman.Taggart feels the quar-terbacks have similar traits, including arm strength, mobility, toughness and intelligence to run his uptempo, spread-based Gulf Coast offense.What the Seminoles are looking for is an important intangible „ who is the best leader.New coach, old storyTaggarts FSU era starts with QB battleFlorida State quarterback Deondre Francois th rows during practice in Tallahassee on Monday. [JOE RONDONE/TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT VIA AP] Florida State quarterback James Blackman throws the ball during practice in Tallahassee on Monday. [JOE RONDONE/ TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT VIA AP] Florida State quarterback Bailey Hockman throws the ball during practice in Tallahassee on Monday. [JOE RONDONE/TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT VIA AP] By Ralph D. RussoThe Associated PressThe result of the play is a first down and the offense rushes to the line of scrimmage and sets up, linemen in their three-point stances, receivers out wide. The quarterback directs traffic, barks out something or other, maybe claps his hands, and then ... he stops and looks to the sideline for a play to be signaled.Hurry-up offense? More like hurry-up-and-wait.The fast-paced, nohuddle offenses made fashionable by Chip Kelly, Rich Rodriguez and most of the Big 12, fueling a scoring frenzy in college football for more than a decade, are becoming less prevalent.Last season scoring was down in college football, a drop of about a point and a half per game per team to 28.8, and the lowest mark since 2011 (28.3). But a deeper look into the numbers shows that defensive coor-dinators dont have much to celebrate. Offenses are still performing at a high level. They were, generally, just operating more slowly in 2017. And there is reason to believe this is the new normal as the allure of playing fast dissipates.I think that whats happened is you have a group of us that are playing ultra-fast and some people that tried to get into it that really dont understand it, theyre playing slower,Ž Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said this spring.FBS teams averaged 69.9 plays per game in 2017, down from 71.6 the season before and the fewest since 2011. Eighty-three of 129 FBS teams last season ran fewer plays per game than in 2016. Seven teams averaged at least 80 plays per game last year, half as many as in 2016 and the fewest since Fast-football craze shows signs of fadingSee GATORS, B3 See MLB, B3 See FSU, B3 See FOOTBALL, B3


B2 Tuesday, August 7, 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 TVBASKETBALL 6:30 p.m. FS1 „ Jr. NBA World Championship: Pool play, at Kissimmee 7:45 p.m. FS1 „ Jr. NBA World Championship: Pool play, at Kissimmee 9 p.m. FS1 „ Jr. NBA World Championship: Pool play, at Kissimmee BASEBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 „ Little League, Southeast Regional, second semi“ nal, at Warner Robins, Ga. 8 p.m. ESPN2 „ Little League, Southwest Regional, second semi“ nal, at Waco, Texas CYCLING 3:30 p.m. FS2 „ Tour of Utah, Stage 1, at Cedar City, Utah MLB BASEBALL 3:30 p.m. MLB „ Houston at San Francisco 7 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Atlanta at Washington OR Minnesota at Cleveland SUN „ Baltimore at Tampa Bay FS-Florida „ St. Louis at Miami SOCCER 3 p.m. ESPNEWS „ International Champions Cup, Chelsea vs. Olympique Lyonnais, at London 8 p.m. ESPN „ International Champions Cup, Real Madrid vs. AS Roma, at East Rutherford, N.J. WNBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. NBA „ Seattle at Indiana 10 p.m. NBA „ Washington at Phoenix PRO FOOTBALL NFL PRESEASONAll times EasternAMERICAN CONFERENCEEAST W L T PCT. PF PA Buffalo 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Miami 0 0 0 .000 0 0 New England 0 0 0 .000 0 0 N.Y. Jets 0 0 0 .000 0 0 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Indianapolis 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Jacksonville 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Tennessee 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Baltimore 1 0 0 1.000 17 16 Cincinnati 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Cleveland 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Pittsburgh 0 0 0 .000 0 0 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Denver 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Kansas City 0 0 0 .000 0 0 L.A. Chargers 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Oakland 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Dallas 0 0 0 .000 0 0 N.Y. Giants 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Philadelphia 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Washington 0 0 0 .000 0 0 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Atlanta 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Carolina 0 0 0 .000 0 0 New Orleans 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Tampa Bay 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Detroit 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Green Bay 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Minnesota 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Chicago 0 1 0 .000 16 17 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Arizona 0 0 0 .000 0 0 L.A. Rams 0 0 0 .000 0 0 San Francisco 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Seattle 0 0 0 .000 0 0Aug. 2 Hall of Fame GameBaltimore 17, Chicago 16WEEK 1 Thursdays GamesPittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Jacksonville, 7 p.m. Cleveland at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m. Chicago at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Carolina at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Miami, 7 p.m. L.A. Rams at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m. Washington at New England, 7:30 p.m. Tennessee at Green Bay, 8 p.m. Houston at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Indianapolis at Seattle, 10 p.m. Dallas at San Francisco, 10 p.m.Fridays GamesAtlanta at N.Y. Jets, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 10:30 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 11Minnesota at Denver, 9 p.m. L.A. Chargers at Arizona, 10 p.m. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 14 4 6 48 50 28 New York Red Bulls 14 6 2 44 44 23 New York City FC 13 5 5 44 45 29 Columbus 10 7 6 36 30 29 Montreal 9 13 2 29 30 40 New England 7 7 8 29 36 35 Philadelphia 8 11 3 27 29 37 Orlando City 7 14 2 23 35 54 Toronto FC 6 11 5 23 37 41 Chicago 6 13 5 23 35 48 D.C. United 4 9 6 18 30 36 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 12 4 6 42 36 28 Portland 10 3 7 37 33 25 Sporting Kansas City 10 6 6 36 40 30 Los Angeles FC 10 6 6 36 45 37 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 8 5 35 44 38 Real Salt Lake 10 9 4 34 33 40 Vancouver 8 9 6 30 36 46 Seattle 8 9 5 29 24 25 Minnesota United 9 13 1 28 36 46 Houston 7 9 6 27 39 33 Colorado 5 12 5 20 27 37 San Jose 3 12 7 16 32 41 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieAug. 1 All-Star Game at AtlantaMLS All-Stars 1, Juventus (Italy) 1, tieSaturdays GamesToronto FC 2, Atlanta United FC 2, tie D.C. United 1, Montreal 1, tie New England 3, Orlando City 3, tie San Jose 3, FC Dallas 1 Seattle 2, Minnesota United 1 Vancouver 2, New York City FC 2, tie Colorado 2, Los Angeles Galaxy 1 Sporting Kansas City 1, Houston 0 Real Salt Lake 2, Chicago 1 Portland 3, Philadelphia 0Sundays GameNew York Red Bulls 2, Los Angeles FC 1Saturday, Aug. 11Houston at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at New England, 7:30 p.m. New York Red Bulls at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. San Jose at Colorado, 9 p.m. Montreal at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. Minnesota United at Los Angeles Galaxy, 10:30 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Los Angeles FC, 10:30 p.m. Vancouver at Portland, 11 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 12New York City FC at Toronto FC, 4 p.m. Orlando City at D.C. United, 8 p.m. FC Dallas at Seattle, 10 p.m.U.S. OPEN CUPAll times Eastern (Home teams listed “ rst) SEMIFINALS WednesdayChicago 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 15 1 4 49 43 15 Seattle 9 4 6 33 22 15 Orlando 8 6 6 30 29 28 Portland 8 6 5 29 30 24 Chicago 7 4 7 28 26 22 Utah 6 6 7 25 16 19 Houston 6 8 5 23 23 30 Washington 2 13 4 10 11 27 Sky Blue FC 0 13 4 4 14 34 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Sundays GamesNorth Carolina 2, Portland 1 Sky Blue FC 2, Orlando 2, tie Utah 2, Houston 1 Seattle 2, Washington 0Wednesdays GameWashington at Utah, 10 p.m.Fridays GameNorth Carolina at Chicago, 8 p.m.Saturdays GamesSeattle at Utah, 3:30 p.m. Houston at Sky Blue FC, 7 p.m. Portland at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Wash. (G1) -105 Atlanta -105 at Wash. (G2) -200 Atlanta +180 St. Louis -156 at Miami +146 Cincinnati -113 at New York +103 at Milwaukee -190 San Diego +175 at Colorado Off Pittsburgh Off at Arizona -165 Philadelphia +155American LeagueBoston -127 at Toronto +117 at Tampa Bay -165 Baltimore +155 at Cleveland -210 Minnesota +200 Seattle -110 at Texas +100 New York -185 at Chicago +170 at Los Angeles Off Detroit OffInterleagueHouston -107 at San Francisco -103 Chicago Cubs -173 at Kansas City +161 LA Dodgers -116 at Oakland +106NFL PRESEASON ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Buffalo 1 2 34 Carolina at Cincinnati Pk 2 36 Chicago at Miami 1 1 34 Tampa Bay at NY Giants 3 2 34 Cleveland at Philadelphia 3 3 35 Pittsburgh at Jacksonville 3 2 34 New Orleans at Baltimore 1 2 36 LA Rams at New England 4 3 37 Washington at Green Bay Pk Pk 35 Tennessee at Kansas City 2 2 35 Houston at San Francisco 3 3 35 Dallas at Seattle 2 3 34 IndianapolisFridayat NY Jets 1 2 35 Atlanta at Oakland 3 3 36 DetroitAug. 11at Denver 1 PK 34 Minnesota at Arizona 2 2 36 LA ChargersUpdated Odds Available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBOSTON RED SOX „ Sent 3B Rafael Devers to Lowell (NYP) for a rehab assignment. CHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Optioned C Dustin Garneau to Charlotte (IL). Placed OF Leury Garcia on the 10-day DL. Recalled OF Ryan LaMarre from Charlotte. Reinstated C Kevan Smith from paternity leave. DETROIT TIGERS „ Traded RHP Mike Fiers to Oakland for two players to be named or cash. MINNESOTA TWINS „ Placed OF Robbie Grossman on the 10-day DL. Recalled OF Johnny Field from Rochester (IL). Sent RHP Michael Pineda to the GCL Twins for a rehab assignment. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Recalled OF Jake Smolinski from Nashville (PCL) and placed him on the 60-day DL. Designated LHP Jeremy Bleich for assignment. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Assigned OF Darnell Sweeney outright to Buffalo (IL).National LeagueLOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Sent RHP Yimi Garcia to the AZL Dodgers for a rehab assignment. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Assigned 3B Trevor Plouffe outright to Lehigh Valley (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Placed OF Tyler ONeill on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Saturday, Aug. 4. Selected the contract of OF Adolis Garcia from Memphis (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Sent RHP Joe Ross to the GCL Nationals for a rehab assignment.American AssociationGARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS „ Released RHP Quinn Dipasquale. KANSAS CITY T-BONES „ Signed INF Ryan Brett. ST. PAUL SAINTS „ Released INF Anthony Phillips. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES „ Announced RHP Cameron McVey signed with Algodoneros de Union Laguna (Mexican League).Can-Am LeagueTROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES „ Signed LHP Jacob Evans.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueATLANTA FALCONS „ Agreed to terms with S Ricardo Allen on a three-year contract extension. DETROIT LIONS „ Removed DE Ziggy Ansah from the PUP list. GREEN BAY PACKERS „ Placed LBs Jake Ryan and C.J. Johnson on injured reserve. Released G Ethan Cooper. Signed RB Akeem Judd. NEW YORK GIANTS „ Terminated the contract of CB Teddy Williams. NEW YORK JETS „ Waived OL Austin Golson. Signed OL Alex Balducci. OAKLAND RAIDERS „ Waived/injured DB Shaquille Richardson. Signed CB Raysean Pringle.Canadian Football LeagueEDMONTON ESKIMOS „ Released DL Rakim Cox and DB Maurice McKnight.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueWASHINGTON CAPITALS „ Named Scott Arniel and Reid Cashman assistant coaches.ECHLWORCESTER RAILERS „ Signed F Malcolm Gould to a one-year contract.MOTORSPORTSNASCAR „ Announced chairman Brian France has taken a leave of absence following hi arrest on DWI, drug possession charges.COLLEGEEDINBORO „ Named LeighAnn Stauffer womens lacrosse coach. NORTH ALABAMA „ Named Anna Milwee athletics academic adviser. NORTH CAROLINA „ Suspended OL Brian Anderson, Quiron Johnson and Jordan Tucker; WR Beau Corrales; DEs Malik Carney, Tomon Fox and Tyrone Hopper; LB Malik Robinson; and QB Chazz Surratt four games; DBs Greg Ross and Tre Shaw two games; and QB Jack Davidson and OL Jonah Melton one game. PENNSYLVANIA „ Promoted Lauren Procopio to assistant athletic director/student development and enrichment services. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE „ Named Robert Nelson assistant mens basketball coach and Mark Holmes coordinator of mens basketball operations. TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY „ Promoted assistant baseball coach Russell Raley to associate head coach. TUSCULUM „ Named Chelsea Parker assistant womens soccer coach and Kayla Walker graduate assistant womens soccer coach. WAGNER „ Named Kaitlyn Beaver womens diving coach. WILLIAM & MARY „ Announced football coach Jimmye Laycock will retire at the end of the season. PRO BASKETBALL WNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT. GB Atlanta 18 10 .643 „ Washington 16 11 .593 1 Connecticut 16 12 .571 2 Chicago 10 18 .357 8 New York 7 20 .259 10 Indiana 5 23 .179 13WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT. GB x-Seattle 21 7 .750 „ Los Angeles 17 11 .607 4 Phoenix 16 13 .552 5 Minnesota 15 13 .536 6 Dallas 14 14 .500 7 Las Vegas 12 15 .444 8 x-clinched playoff spotSaturdays GameIndiana 68, New York 55Sundays GamesConnecticut 109, Las Vegas 88 Washington 76, Dallas 74 Atlanta 86, Minnesota 66 Los Angeles 78, Phoenix 75Mondays GameSeattle at New York, 11 a.m.Todays GamesSeattle at Indiana, 7 p.m. Las Vegas at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Washington at Phoenix, 10 p.m.Wednesdays GamesLos Angeles at New York, 7 p.m. Connecticut at Dallas, 8 p.m. TENNIS ATP WORLD TOURROGERS CUP A U.S. Open Series eventMonday at Aviva Centre, Toronto; Purse: $5.32 million (Masters 1000) Surface: Hard-OutdoorMens Singles First RoundIlya Ivashka, Belarus, def. Yuichi Sugita, Japan, 6-2, 6-3. Benoit Paire, France, def. Jared Donaldson, United States, 6-3, 6-4. Peter Polansky, Canada, def. Matthew Ebden, Australia, 7-6 (3), 6-4. Fernando Verdasco, Spain, def. Peter Gojowczyk, Germany, 6-2, 6-2. Marton Fucsovics, Hungary, def. Joao Sousa, Portugal, 6-4, 7-6 (2).WTA TOURCOUPE ROGERS A U.S. Open Series eventMonday at Stade IGA, Montreal; Purse: $2.82 million (Premier); Surface: Hard-OutdoorWomens Singles First RoundAnastasija Sevastova, Latvia, def. Aleksandra Krunic, Serbia, 6-1, 6-0. Anett Kontaveit, Estonia, def. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. Julia Goerges (10), Germany, def. Timea Babos, Hungary, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4. Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic, def. Daria Gavrilova, Australia, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5. Karolina Pliskova (9), Czech Republic, def. Katerina Siniakova, Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-4. Venus Williams (13), United States, def. Caroline Dolehide, United States, 7-5, 6-1.Womens Doubles First RoundJohanna Konta, Britain, and Zhang Shuai, China, def. Irina-Camelia Begu and Simona Halep, Romania, 4-6, 7-6 (1), 11-9. Eugenie Bouchard, Canada, and Sloane Stephens, United States, def. Gabriela Dabrowski, Canada, and Xu Yifan (5), China, 6-4, 4-6, 10-6. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, and Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia, def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, and Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus, 7-5, 6-3. AUTO RACING NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPPOINTS LEADERS Through Aug. 5 1. Kyle Busch, 934 2. Kevin Harvick, 864 3. Martin Truex Jr., 813 4. Kurt Busch, 705 5. Clint Bowyer, 703 6. Joey Logano, 691 7. Brad Keselowski, 670 8. Kyle Larson, 660 9. Denny Hamlin, 650 10. Ryan Blaney, 639 11. Chase Elliott, 619 12. Aric Almirola, 602 13. Erik Jones, 572 14. Jimmie Johnson, 563 15. Alex Bowman, 523 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 461 17. Paul Menard, 451 18. Daniel Suarez, 434 19. Ryan Newman, 431 20. William Byron, 427NASCAR XFINITY POINTS LEADERS Through Aug. 41. Christopher Bell, 737 2. Cole Custer, 715 3. Daniel Hemric, 714 4. Elliott Sadler, 711 5. Justin Allgaier, 700 6. Brandon Jones, 609 7. Tyler Reddick, 595 8. Ryan Truex, 556 9. Austin Cindric, 508 10. Matt Tifft, 505 11. Ryan Reed, 487 12. Austin Cindric, 484 13. Ross Chastain, 426 14. John Hunter Nemechek, 401 15. Michael Annett, 386 16. Ryan Sieg, 351 17. Kaz Grala, 345 18. Jeremy Clements, 326 19. Alex Labbe, 299 20. Spencer Gallagher, 294NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK POINTS LEADERS Through July 28 1. Johnny Sauter, 587 2. Noah Gragson, 522 3. Grant En“ nger, 504 4. Stewart Friesen, 495 5. Brett Mof“ tt, 485 6. Matt Crafton, 465 7. Justin Haley, 462 8. Ben Rhodes, 456 9. Myatt Snider, 371 10. Cody Coughlin, 356 11. Dalton Sargeant, 351 12. Todd Gilliland, 328 13. Austin Hill, 328 14. Austin Wayne Self, 288 15. Justin Fontaine, 247 16. Wendell Chavous, 247 17. Jordan Anderson, 232 18. Joe Nemechek, 178 19. Jesse Little, 172 20. Norm Benning, 160INDYCAR POINTS LEADERS Through July 29 1. Scott Dixon, 494 2. Alexander Rossi, 448 3. Josef Newgarden, 434 4. Will Power, 407 5. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 399 6. Robert Wickens, 380 7. Simon Pagenaud, 344 8. Graham Rahal, 335 9. James Hinchcliffe, 328 10. Sebastien Bourdais, 293 11. Marco Andretti, 285 12. Takuma Sato, 258 13. Ed Jones, 255 14. Spencer Pigot, 239 15. Tony Kanaan, 227 16. Charlie Kimball, 212 17. Zach Veach, 211 18. Matheus Leist, 182 19. Max Chilton, 162 20. Gabby Chaves, 158FORMULA ONE POINTS LEADERS Through July 29 1. Lewis Hamilton, 213 2. Sebastian Vettel, 189 3. Kimi Raikkonen, 146 4. Valtteri Bottas, 132 5. Daniel Ricciardo, 118 6. Max Verstappen, 105 7. Nico Hulkenberg, 52 8. Kevin Magnussen, 45 9. Fernando Alonso, 44 10. Sergio Perez, 30 11. Carlos Sainz, 30 12. Esteban Ocon, 29 13. Pierre Gasly, 26 14. Romain Grosjean, 21 15. Charles Leclerc, 13 16. Stoffel Vandoorne, 8 17. Marcus Ericsson, 5 18. Lance Stroll, 4 19. Brendon Hartley, 2NHRA LEADERS Through Aug. 5 Top Fuel1, x-Steve Torrence, 1,251. 2, x-Tony Schumacher, 1,090. 3, x-Clay Millican, 1,084. 4, x-Leah Pritchett, 1,083. 5, x-Doug Kalitta, 995. 6, Antron Brown, 927. 7, Terry McMillen, 759. 8, Brittany Force, 731. 9, Richie Crampton, 660. 10, Scott Palmer, 649.Funny Car1, x-Courtney Force, 1,300. 2, Ron Capps, x-1,146. 3, Robert Hight, x-1,085. 4, Matt Hagan, x-1,064. 5, Jack Beckman, 999. 6, J.R. Todd, 914. 7, Tommy Johnson Jr., 892. 8, John Force, 824. 9, Shawn Langdon, 736. 10, Bob Tasca III, 691.Pro Stock1, x-Greg Anderson, 1,189. 2, x-Tanner Gray, 1,147. 3, x-Erica Enders, 1,082. 4, x-Vincent Nobile, 1,052. 5, x-Jeg Coughlin, 1,020. 6, Chris McGaha, 939. 7, Deric Kramer, 928. 8, Drew Skillman, 927. 9, Jason Line, 913. 10, Bo Butner, 895.Pro Stock Motorcycle1, x-Andrew Hines, 687. 2, x-Eddie Krawiec, 651. 3, x-LE Tonglet, 609. 4, x-Hector Arana Jr, 562. 5, x-Jerry Savoie, 534. 6, Matt Smith, 473. 7, Scotty Pollacheck, 449. 8, Angie Smith, 336. 9, Hector Arana, 321. 10, Angelle Sampey, 320. x-clinched berth in NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. GOLF PGA TOURPGA CHAMPIONSHIP TEE TIMESAt Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis Purse: TBA; Yardage: 7,316; Par: 70 All Times Eastern Thursday-Friday First hole-10th hole 7:50 a.m.-1:15 p.m. „ Michael Block, United States; Eddie Pepperell, England; Ryan Fox, New Zealand. 8:01 a.m.-1:26 p.m. „ Austin Cook, United States; Craig Hocknull, United States; Alexander Bjork, Sweden. 8:12 a.m.-1:37 p.m. „ Yusaku Miyazato, Japan; Bob Sowards, United States; Scott Brown, United States. 8:23 a.m.-1:48 p.m. „ Rafa Cabrera Bello, Spain; Thomas Bjorn, Denmark; James Hahn, United States. 8:34 a.m.-1:59 p.m. „ Billy Horschel, United States; Byeong Hun An, South Korea; Shane Lowry, Ireland. 8:45 a.m.-2:10 p.m. „ Brian Harman, United States; Yuta Ikeda, Japan; Adam Hadwin, Canada. 8:56 a.m.-2:21 p.m. „ Padraig Harrington, Ireland; Jimmy Walker, United States; Vijay Singh, Fiji. 9:07 a.m.-2:32 p.m. „ Bryson DeChambeau, United States; Andy Sullivan, England; Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand. 9:18 a.m.-2:43 p.m. „ Ryan Armour, United States; Cameron Smith, Australia, Peter Uihlein, United States. 9:29 a.m.-2:54 p.m. „ Paul Dunne, Ireland; J.B. Holmes, United States; Dylan Frittelli, South Africa. 9:40 a.m.-3:05 p.m. „ Charles Howell III, United States; Jason Schmuhl, United States; Brian Gay, United States. 9:51 a.m.-3:16 p.m. „ David Muttitt, United States; Ollie Schniederjans, United States; Troy Merritt, United States. 10:02 a.m.-3:27 p.m. „ Shawn Warren, United States; Mikko Korhonen, Finland; J.J. Spaun, United States. 1:20 p.m.-7:55 a.m. „ Johan Kok, United States; Brandon Stone, South Africa; Whee Kim, South Korea. 1:31 p.m.-8:06 a.m. „ Matthew Wallace, England; Matt Dobyns, United States; Beau Hossler, United States. 1:42 p.m.-8:17 a.m. „ Chris Wood, England; Alex Noren, Sweden; Matt Kuchar, United States. 1:53 p.m.-8:28 a.m. „ Dustin Johnson, United States; Bubba Watson, United States; Adam Scott, Australia. 2:04 p.m.-8:39 a.m. „ Tommy Fleetwood, England; Satoshi Kodaira, Japan; Marc Leishman, Australia. 2:15 p.m.-8:50 a.m. „ Patrick Reed, United States; Brooks Koepka, United States; Francesco Molinari, Italy. 2:26 p.m.-9:01 a.m. „ Gary Woodland, United States; Sergio Garcia, Spain; Kevin Kisner, United States. 2:37 p.m.-9:12 a.m. „ Jordan Spieth, United States; Jon Rahm, Spain; Justin Rose, England. 2:48 p.m.-9:23 a.m. „ Aaron Wise, United States; Paul Casey, England; Zach Johnson, United States. 2:59 p.m.-9:34 a.m. „ Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa; Thomas Pieters, Belgium; Bill Haas, United States. 3:10 p.m.-9:45 a.m. „ Jason Kokrak, United States; Joaquin Niemann, Chile; Daniel Berger, United States. 3:21 p.m.-9:56 a.m. „ Omar Uresti, United States; Justin Harding, South Africa; Andrew Landry, United States. 3:32 p.m.-10:07 a.m. „ Matt Borchert, United States; Chris Stroud, United States; Andrew Putnam, United States.Thursday-Friday 10th hole-First hole7:55 a.m.-1:20 p.m. „ Jamie Lovemark, United States; Rich Berberian Jr., United States; Shugo Imahira, Japan. 8:06 a.m.-1:31 p.m. „ Brandt Snedeker, United States; Sean McCarty, United States; Li Haotong, China. 8:17 a.m.-1:42 p.m. „ Jim Furyk, United States; Tony Finau, United States; Xander Schauffele, United States. 8:28 a.m.-1:53 p.m. „ Davis Love III, United States; Martin Kaymer, Germany; Rich Beem, United States. 8:39 a.m.-2:04 p.m. „ Rickie Fowler, United States; Hideki Matsuyama, Japan; Ian Poulter, England. 8:50 a.m.-2:15 p.m. „ Henrik Stenson, Sweden; Danny Willett, England; Pat Perez, United States. 9:01 a.m.-2:26 p.m. „ Phil Mickelson, United States; Jason Day, Australia; Keegan Bradley, United States. 9:12 a.m.-2:37 p.m. „ Shubhankar Sharma, India; Jordan Smith, England; Scott Piercy, United States. 9:23 a.m.-2:48 p.m. „ Justin Thomas, United States; Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland; Tiger Woods, United States. 9:34 a.m.-2:59 p.m. „ Matt Fitzpatrick, England; Webb Simpson, United States; Jhonattan Vegas, Venezuela. 9:45 a.m.-3:10 p.m. „ Stewart Cink, United States; Branden Grace, South Africa; Ryan Moore, United States. 9:56 a.m.-3:21 p.m. „ Ross Fisher, England; Alexander Levy, France; Patton Kizzire, United States. 10:07 a.m.-3:32 p.m. „ Julian Suri, United States; Sungjae Im, South Korean; Craig Bowden, United States. 1:15 p.m.-7:50 a.m. „ Danny Balin, United States; Chesson Hadley, United States; Russell Henley, United States. 1:26 p.m.-8:01 a.m. „ Marty Jertson, United States; Luke List, United States; Kevin Chappell, United States. 1:37 p.m.-8:12 a.m. „ Jaysen Hansen, United States; Nick Watney, United States; Kyle Stanley, United States. 1:48 p.m.-8:23 a.m. „ Ted Potter Jr., United States; Emiliano Grillo, Argentina; Jorge Campillo, Spain. 1:59 p.m.-8:34 a.m. „ Ryan Vermeer, United States; Paul Broadhurst, England; John Daly, United States. 2:10 p.m.-8:45 a.m. „ Si Woo Kim, South Korea; Brice Garnett, United States; Tyrrell Hatton, England. 2:21 p.m.-8:56 a.m. „ Y.E. Yang, South Korea; Jason Dufner, United States; Shaun Micheel, United States. 2:32 p.m.-9:07 a.m. „ Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark; Charl Schwartzel, South Africa; Patrick Cantlay, United States. 2:43 p.m.-9:18 a.m. „ Brendan Steele, United States; Adrian Otaegui, Spain; Kevin Na, United States. 2:54 p.m.-9:29 a.m. „ Chez Reavie, United States; Charley Hoffman, United States; Russell Knox, Scotland. 3:05 p.m-9:40 p.m. „ Zach J. Johnson, United States; Michael Kim, United States; Seungsu Han, United States. 3:16 p.m.-9:51 a.m. „ Brian Smock, United States; Anirban Lahiri, India; Mike LorenzoVera, France. 3:27 p.m.-10:02 a.m. „ Ben Kern, United States; Chris Kirk, United States; Ryuko Tokimatsu, Japan.WORLD GOLF RANKINGThrough Aug. 51. Dustin Johnson USA 10.77 2. Justin Thomas USA 9.49 3. Justin Rose ENG 8.83 4. Brooks Koepka USA 7.87 5. Rory McIlroy NIR 7.37 6. Francesco Molinari ITA 7.27 7. Jon Rahm ESP 7.24 8. Jordan Spieth USA 6.99 9. Rickie Fowler USA 6.62 10. Jason Day AUS 6.39 11. Tommy Fleetwood ENG 6.12 12. Patrick Reed USA 5.46 13. Alex Noren SWE 5.42 14. Bubba Watson USA 5.23 15. Paul Casey ENG 5.19 16. Hideki Matsuyama JPN 4.69 17. Henrik Stenson SWE 4.63 18. Marc Leishman AUS 4.52 19. Xander Schauffele USA 4.45 20. Webb Simpson USA 4.29 21. Phil Mickelson USA 4.23 22. Bryson DeChambeau USA 4.18 23. Sergio Garcia ESP 4.13 24. Patrick Cantlay USA 3.91 25. Tyrrell Hatton ENG 3.86 26. Kyle Stanley USA 3.77 27. Kevin Kisner USA 3.75 28. Matt Kuchar USA 3.68 29. Tony Finau USA 3.68 30. Rafael Cabrera Bello ESP 3.55 31. Ian Poulter ENG 3.44 32. Kiradech Aphibarnrat THA 3.34 33. Brian Harman USA 3.34 34. Louis Oosthuizen SAF 3.26 35. Charley Hoffman USA 3.15 36. Branden Grace SAF 2.95 37. Satoshi Kodaira JPN 2.88 38. Pat Perez USA 2.78 39. Matthew Fitzpatrick ENG 2.77 40. Thorbjorn Olesen DEN 2.71 41. Kevin Na USA 2.62 42. Byeong Hun An KOR 2.58 43. Daniel Berger USA 2.58 44. Gary Woodland USA 2.54 45. Li Haotong CHN 2.50 46. Ross Fisher ENG 2.48 47. Luke List USA 2.47 48. Siwoo Kim KOR 2.46 49. Cameron Smith AUS 2.45 50. Zach Johnson USA 2.422018 RYDER CUP POINTSAt Le Golf National, Guyancourt, FranceSept. 28-30, 2018 Through Aug. 5 x-clinched berth UNITED STATES1. x-Dustin Johnson 9,435.287 2. x-Brooks Koepka 9,338.471 3. x-Justin Thomas 8,427.053 4. x-Patrick Reed 7,821.880 5. Bubba Watson 5,584.137 6. Jordan Spieth 5,199.806 7. Rickie Fowler 4,724.491 8. Webb Simpson 4,365.058 9. Bryson DeChambeau 4,316.107 10. Phil Mickelson 4,207.953The Associated PressSAG HARBOR, N.Y. „ NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France announced Monday he was taking an indefinite leave of absence a day after his arrest in New Yorks Hamptons on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone.France had a bloodalcohol content that was more than twice the legal limit, smelled of booze and slurred his words after he was seen blowing through a stop sign in Sag Harbor on Sunday, police said.I apologize to our fans, our industry and my family for the impact of my actions last night,Ž France said in a statement Monday. Effective immediately, I will be taking an indef-inite leave of absence from my position to focus on my personal affairs.ŽFrance has been NAS-CARs chairman and CEO since 2003. His uncle, Jim France, a vice chairman and executive vice president, will take over those roles on an interim basis.France, 56, was arraigned at Sag Harbor Village Justice Court after spending the night in jail. He was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court Sept 14.His lawyer referred reporters to a NASCAR statement on the matter. The organization said it takes Frances arrest as a serious matter and will issue a statement after we have all of the facts.ŽFrance, 56, was pulled over and arrested at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday after police said they saw his 2017 Lexus roll through a stop sign near the Sag Harbor waterfront. His eyes were red and glassy and he struggled to keep his balance during field sobriety tests, police said. Tests showed Frances blood-alcohol content was 0.18, police said. The legal limit in New York is 0.08.Officers found five oxycodone pills during a subsequent search, police said.TMZ first reported the arrest.France is a thirdgeneration leader of NASCAR. His late grandfather, Bill France Sr., founded the com-pany in 1948.Hes introduced a playoff system, overhauled the design of its cars, and pushed for diversity within the circuits predominantly white, male ranks.In recent years, hes been dealing with plunging attendance and TV ratings and departing sponsors, attributing the down turn to the challenge of connecting with a new, younger generation of fans.France last month characterized as rumorsŽ reports that his family was looking into selling its racing properties.The France family is locked and loaded in its dedication to NASCAR,Ž France told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Were focused on ruling and managing NASCAR. Theres nothing to report on that. Rumors are always interesting, but theyre seldom right.ŽFrance takes leave from NASCAR following DWI, drug arrest

PAGE 15 | Tuesday, August 7, 2018 B3The job description of quarterback is make the other 10 guys better,Ž offen-sive coordinator Walt Bell said. Who can do that at a higher rate? Thats going to be the guy that you entrust to be the quarterback. ... Youve got to be a guy that your teammates can trust, and I think you earn that in a multitude of ways, whether its how you work or how you speak to people or the relationships you create.ŽBlackman and Francois have a significant advan-tage in terms of experience. Francois started as a redshirt freshman in 2016, passing for 3,350 yards, 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions while completing 58.8 percent of his passes. The 6-foot-1, 215pound junior returned as the starter in 2017 but suf-fered a season-ending knee injury in the opener against Alabama.Francois was investigated for a pair of off-field incidents and took part in a diversion program for a misdemeanor marijuana charge. Taggart said Francois has been doing everything we asked him to do,Ž which included him moving back on campus and spending more time with teammates. He also spent much of the last year rehabilitating from knee surgery. His mobility was limited during the spring, but Francois was a full go in practice Monday as he ran with a brace on his left knee.Im in a better place,Ž Francois said. It took a toll on me, being hurt, being out for the whole season.ŽWith Francois sidelined, Blackman stepped in last fall and became the first true freshman to start at quar-terback at FSU since 1985. He threw for 2,230 yards, 19 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, with 10 touchdowns coming during Florida States four-game winning streak at the end of the season.The 6-foot-5 sopho-more has worked diligently to add weight to his slim frame, adding nearly 20 pounds over the past year to his current weight of 178. Blackman joked on Monday, I try to eat every second I can.ŽAll of the quarterbacks have had time to adapt to Taggarts offense, which features a no-huddle, two-minute philosophy.I feel a lot more comfort-able, knowing the things that we were going over in the spring,Ž Blackman said. I know them a lot better by doing them over the summer.ŽHockman is in the race but he will have to make up for the lack of game experience. The 6-2, 210-pound red-shirt freshman throws well on the run and Bell remarked that Hockmans best four practices of the spring were FSUs last four, illustrating that with increased time on the field he was showing accuracy and understand-ing of the offense.They are all going to have an opportunity,Ž Taggart said. They all understand that. That starts now. Were in training camp now and those guys understand they have got to go out and per-form each and every day.Ž FSUFrom Page B1arm talent in the quarterback room. And he likes the poten-tial of his three quarterbacks „ Feleipe Franks, Kyle Trask and true freshman Emory Jones.Early in preseason camp, though, the three continue to struggle with consistency and grasping the concept of man-aging the offense and going through their progressions to find the open receiver.Im seeing flashes here and there, but its really about consistency of perfor-mance,Ž Mullen said. One of the things that is hard is how much work you have to put in at the QB position to be successful.They are young guys and theyre still learning that. That just takes time because there are so many little intri-cacies of it. You cant coach everything at one time, so theyve got to put in the extra work.ŽAfter Saturdays practice, Franks and Trask talked about all the work they put in this summer with the receivers and in the film room in prepa-ration for preseason camp and the season. But Mullen said its evident the quarterbacks did not show enough initiative over the summer to take the next step on their own toward becoming a potential elite quarterback.No, to be a big-time quar-terback, I dont think they even know how hard that is,Ž Mullen said. They should understand it by hopefully next summer. I was hoping maybe with just one of them it would really click, but I didnt see that happen.But that doesnt shock me. It might not even be next summer, it might be the summer after that. A lot of guys it takes two or three years of really working.ŽMullen has a history of developing elite quarterbacks, starting with Alex Smith at Utah, followed by Tim Tebow at Florida and most recently, Dak Prescott and Nick Fitzgerald at Mis-sissippi State.Transitioning from func-tional to elite is a process, and its different for every quarterback. It happens quickly for some. For others, the development can take some time. Right now, the UF quarter-backs are early in the process of being coached and devel-oped by Mullen. I watch each guy, and that looks really good, and then the next play and that looks really bad,Ž Mullen said. Theyve got to understand the why were doing what were doing in the big picture of things, also be able to manage the offense.Thats the one thing that I see from them that Im harping on all the time. Not just understand their position, but understanding the offense. Their attitude is all really good. They just have a lot of work to do.Ž GATORSFrom Page B1 There were 31 teams that ran fewer plays per game last season than in 2016, but saw their average time of possession increase.Championship Analytics Inc., a company that provides dozens of FBS schools a weekly advanced metrics breakdown of their upcoming game, uses drives per game to measure pace. Responding to a request from The Associated Press, CAIs research showed drives per game have been decreasing in FBS for the past three seasons. In 2014, FBS games averaged 25.12 drives per game. Last season that dropped to 24.39. Points per drive, how-ever, have remained relatively steady. In 2014, teams averaged 2.21 points per drive. Last season, it was 2.23.Multi-tempo has replaced up-tempo for a lot of college offenses. Mississippi States Joe Moorhead, who was offensive coordinator at Penn State the past two seasons, said his offense mostly operates at three speeds.We want to run the best play possible against the look presented rather than a bad play quickly,Ž said Moorhead, repeating one of his go-to lines when describing his offensive philosophy. But at the same time have the ability that if were getting the right looks and calling the right plays to play at that break-neck speed.ŽThis is the hurry-up-andwait approach. By rushing to the line of scrimmage and making no substitutions, offenses get the benefit of forcing defenses to stick with the personnel they have on the field.Theyre getting lined up really fast so they have plenty of time left on the 40-second clock to see what youre doing defensively,Ž said Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi, a former defensive coordinator. They all want perfect plays.Ž Mississippi State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop said he believes offenses are looking for more than just formations.I think the game has changed from going as fast as you can to lining up as fast as you can and trying to steal the defenses signals,Ž Shoop said. I think thats what you see a lot of teams doing nowadays. Trying to get the defensive coordinator, the defensive signal callers signals, and get into the right play in that respect.ŽOffensive coaches will tell you that signal stealing can go both ways, and other defen-sive adjustments have pushed them to throttle back.When Oregons offense was humming under Kelly, defenses struggled to simply get lined up. The Ducks would run the same basic running play three straight times against defensive linemen who barely had time to get into a stance. The speed alone killed.I think defensive coaches have adjusted how they practice,Ž Troy coach Neal Brown said. Some people use two scout teams and run multiple plays in a row. Even non-tempo teams play with tempo during the spring and fall camp to help the defense practice.ŽPlayers who can fill multiple positions are now the norm for defenses, allowing coor-dinators to change formations without changing personnel „ because defense can only substitute if the offense does. Every coach is looking for versatile players like Minkah Fitzpatrick and Jabrill Peppers, first-round NFL draft picks the past two years, who can comfortably move from cornerback to safety to line-backer to edge pass rusher.Defensive coaches are get-ting their plays in faster, using oneor two-word calls, and building automatic checks into those calls for when the offense changes formations at the line.Defenses are also better at gamesmanship. Sure, teams will still fake injuries to get a rest for winded defenders, but there are less shady ways to tap the brakes, too.If the offense makes a sub-stitution, even if it is one receiver for another and the personnel grouping remains the same, defenses often counter with an automatic sub of a lineman, preferably one far away from his sideline.The defense is not respon-sible for sprinting onto the field,Ž Shoop said. I know the last couple years, where we just substituted a random defensive tackle or defensive end into the game just to slow the pace of play down. And in addition weve actually worked on and coached that player on the pace that we want him to run on the field.ŽAnother factor could be playing a part in the slowdown. NCAA coordinator of offi-cials Steve Shaw said there was a point of emphasis nationally last season to have officials be more consistent in spotting the ball and, after a clock stoppage on an out-of-bounds play, winding the clock. The idea was to be more conscious of game management, making sure officials and yard-markers on the sideline were set, before letting the offense snap. Shaw said the goal was more consistency across the country in how that mechanic was performed.Did that shave a second off here or there or not?Ž Shaw said. Hard to tell.ŽFor what its worth, Shaw said he was not besieged by complaints from coaches about officials slowing their offenses, so thats a good sign.Where does this go from here?Keep an eye on Kellys new team, UCLA, for clues. Kelly has never been one to tip his hand, but if one of the up-tempo pioneers decides to ease off the gas, thatd be a strong sign that the fast-football craze is officially over. FOOTBALLFrom Page B1Adam Cimber from San Diego, and now Andrew Miller is back from the disabled list. If Miller returns to form, Cleveland's bullpen could become an asset again, but closer Cody Allen is a concern, with his 4.27 ERA.Houston Astros: Houston has the best bullpen ERA in baseball despite the struggles of Ken Giles, who was eventually sent down to the minors and then traded to Toronto. That deal was a controversial one, bringing Roberto Osuna to the Astros. Osuna was still serving a suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic vio-lence policy.The Astros obviously think Osuna can help them, but they're in good shape regardless. Hector Rondon has shown he can close, and there are plenty of other solid arms contributing for the defending World Series champions. Will Harris has been better than his 4.24 ERA suggests, and Collin McHugh leads the team in relief innings while holding opponents to a .144 average. Left-hander Tony Sipp is having quite a season at age 35, posting a 1.63 ERA.Milwaukee Brewers: Milwaukee is one of the teams that apparently believes you can never have too many good relievers. With the trio of Corey Knebel, Josh Hader and Jeremy Jeffress already having a huge season, the Brewers added Joakim Soria before the deadline. Jeffress is 6-1 with a 1.34 ERA, and Hader has 101 strikeouts, only 10 off starter Junior Guerra's team-leading total.New York Yankees: The Yankees blew a three-run ninth-inning lead at Boston on Sunday night, proving that no bullpen is completely foolproof. Still, with Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances and David Rob-ertson in the fold, the Yankees have a major league-best 504 strikeouts from relievers this year. (For context, Kansas City's incredible 2015 bullpen had 502 strikeouts for the entire season.) New York recently acquired former Baltimore star Zach Brit-ton, who isn't that far removed from a 47-save season in 2016. Since the start of last season, Chad Green has 165 strikeouts in 121 innings and a 2.23 ERA. He's practically an afterthought in this remarkable bullpen the Yankees have assembled.Other developments from around the majors:NO SUPPORTWhen Seattle's Felix Hernan-dez won the Cy Young Award in 2010 with a 13-12 record, it was a sign that voters wouldn't hold a mediocre record against an otherwise worthy pitcher. Jacob deGrom of the Mets can be thankful for that precedent. DeGrom (5-7) leads the major leagues with a 1.85 ERA. In his last seven starts, he's 0-5 with a 2.82 ERA.HIGHLIGHTFranmil Reyes of the Padres hit a 477-foot home run in Sun-day's 10-6 win over the Cubs. It was the fifth-longest homer of the season, according to Statcast, and it was a particularly impressive one visually, bounc-ing off the green batter's eye at Wrigley Field.LINES OF THE WEEKBoston won four straight over the Yankees to take a 9 -game lead in the AL East. The sweep began with a 15-7 win Thursday, in which Steve Pearce of the Red Sox had three home runs and six RBIs. The next night, Rick Por-cello pitched a one-hitter in a 4-1 victory. MLBFrom Page B1Houston Astros relief pitcher Hector Rondon throws during the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday in Los Angeles. [AP PHOTO/MARK J. TERRILL] Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight (3) signals at the line of scrimmage during a game against Florida on Sept. 2, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. Offenses are still performing at a high level. They were, generally, just operating more slowly in 2017. [AP PHOTO/TONY GUTIERREZ, FILE]


B4 Tuesday, August 7, 2018 | AMERICANLEAGUENATIONALLEAGUEEASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Boston7934.699„„8-2W-442-1537-19 NewYork6842.6189„4-6L-538-1630-26 TampaBay5656.50022104-6L-332-2324-33 Toronto5160.45927155-5L-127-2824-32 Baltimore3478.30444325-5W-120-3514-43 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Cleveland6149.555„„7-3W-234-2227-27 Minnesota5258.4739135-5W-333-2419-34 Detroit4765.42015194-6L-329-2718-38 Chicago4170.36920255-5W-421-3320-37 KansasCity3477.30627323-7L-415-3719-40 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Houston7142.628„„4-6L-132-2439-18 Oakland6746.5934„7-3W-632-2235-24 Seattle6448.571623-7W-136-2428-24 LosAngeles5558.48716124-6L-229-2826-30 Texas4964.43422187-3L-123-3526-29 EASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Philadelphia6348.568„„6-4W-538-1825-30 Atlanta6048.5561„6-4W-128-2332-25 Washington5754.514647-3W-228-2629-28 NewYork4564.41317153-7L-122-3623-28 Miami4667.40718162-8L-626-3120-36 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Chicago6447.577„„5-5L-135-2129-26 Milwaukee6550.5651„6-4L-135-2230-28 St.Louis5854.518647-3W-229-2629-28 Pittsburgh5755.509754-6L-233-2924-26 Cincinnati4963.43815134-6L-226-3123-32 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Arizona6251.549„6-4L-130-2832-23 LosAngeles6251.549„„5-5W-131-2831-23 Colorado5952.532225-5W-127-2432-28 SanFrancisco5756.504555-5W-132-2225-34 SanDiego4470.38618192-8W-120-3624-34 MAJORLEAGUEBASEBALL ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSLATE MinnesotaatCleveland SeattleatTexas N.Y.YankeesatChicagoWhiteSox ChicagoCubsatKansasCity DetroitatL.A.Angels HoustonatSanFrancisco CincinnatiatN.Y.Mets St.LouisatMiami PittsburghatColorado PhiladelphiaatArizonaTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA AtlantaFried(L)1-43.140-00-00.00.00 WashingtonRodriguez(R)1:05p0-16.860-00-00.00.00 AtlantaNewcomb(L)10-53.230-00-00.00.00 WashingtonScherzer(R)7:05p15-52.331-01-06.03.00 St.LouisMikolas(R)11-32.751-00-07.01.29 MiamiLopez(R)7:10p2-24.670-10-06.01.50 CincinnatiRomano(R)6-95.120-00-00.00.00 NewYorkVargas(L)7:10p2-78.230-10-15.07.20 SanDiegoRichard(L)7-104.990-00-00.00.00 MilwaukeeAnderson(R)8:10p7-73.650-00-00.00.00 PittsburghTaillon(R)8-83.740-00-00.00.00 ColoradoBettis(R)8:40p5-15.100-00-00.00.00 PhiladelphiaPivetta(R)6-94.751-00-06.03.00 ArizonaGreinke(R)9:40p12-62.960-10-16.03.00AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA BostonPomeranz(L)1-56.560-00-00.00.00 TorontoStroman(R)7:07p4-85.740-00-00.00.00 BaltimoreCobb(R)3-145.740-00-00.00.00 TampaBayGlasnow(R)7:10p1-24.270-00-00.00.00 MinnesotaMejia(L)1-02.600-00-00.00.00 ClevelandCarrasco(R)7:10p13-53.660-00-00.00.00 SeattleHernandez(R)8-95.570-10-05.03.60 TexasColon(R)8:05p5-105.180-00-00.00.00 NewYorkSabathia(L)6-43.590-10-03.06.00 ChicagoLopez(R)8:10p4-94.471-00-07.02.57 DetroitTurner(R)0-015.880-00-00.00.00 LosAngelesHeaney(L)10:07p6-73.830-10-16.06.00INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA HoustonKeuchel(L)9-93.680-00-00.00.00 SanFranciscoBumgarner(L)3:45p4-42.971-01-05.01.80 Chicago(NL)Montgomery(L)3-43.900-10-05.11.69 KansasCityKeller(R)8:15p4-43.390-10-06.12.84 LsAngls(NL)Hill(L)4-43.630-00-00.00.00 OaklandManaea(L)10:05p10-73.370-00-00.00.00 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLAUG.7 1907: WalterJohnsonwonthe“rstofhis417victories leadingtheWashingtonSenatorstoa7-2victoryoverthe ClevelandIndians. 1956: Thelargestcrowdinminor-leaguehistory,57,000, saw50-year-oldSatchelPaigeofMiamibeatColumbusin anInternationalLeaguegameplayedintheOrangeBowl. 1963: JimHickmanoftheNewYorkMetshitforthe cycleina7-3winovertheSt.LouisCardinalsatthePolo Grounds.Hickmanscyclecameinsingle-double-triplehomerorder. 1968: JoeKeoughoftheOaklandAshitapinchhomerun inhis“rstmajorleagueat-batintheeighthinningofthe secondgameofadoubleheaderagainsttheNewYork Yankees.TheAswonthenightcap4-3in10inningsafter droppingthe“rstgame3-0. 1971: TheNewYorkMetsbeattheBravesatAtlantaStadium,20-6.KenBoswellledtheMetattackwithfourhits and“veRBIsincludingagrandslamoffMikeMcQueen. 1985: BaseballCommissionerPeterUeberrothendedthe strikebytheMajorLeagueBaseballPlayersAssociation withtheannouncementofatentativeagreement.The seasonresumedAug.8. 1999: WadeBoggsbecamethe“rstplayertohomerfor his3,000thhit,withatwo-runshotinTampaBays15-10 losstoCleveland. 2004: GregMadduxbecamethe22ndpitcherinmajor leaguehistorytoreach300victories,leadingtheChicago Cubstoan8-4victoryoverSanFrancisco.STATISTICALLEADERS A MERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland,95;Betts,Boston,89;Trout, LosAngeles,82;Martinez,Boston,80;Ramirez,Cleveland,78;Benintendi,Boston,77;Bregman,Houston, 74;Springer,Houston,74;Segura,Seattle,73;Rosario, Minnesota,72. RBI: Martinez,Boston,93;Davis,Oakland,86;Ramirez, Cleveland,82;Encarnacion,Cleveland,76;Bregman, Houston,71;Cruz,Seattle,71;Haniger,Seattle,69; Lowrie,Oakland,68;3tiedat67. HITS: Altuve,Houston,134;Segura,Seattle,133; Martinez,Boston,132;Rosario,Minnesota,131;Lindor, Cleveland,130;Merri“eld,KansasCity,129;Betts, Boston,125;Benintendi,Boston,124;Castellanos, Detroit,123;Ramirez,Cleveland,122. DOUBLES: Escobar,Arizona,37;Bregman,Houston,36; Lindor,Cleveland,36;Abreu,Chicago,32;Bogaerts, Boston,31;Castellanos,Detroit,31;Merri“eld,Kansas City,31;Andujar,NewYork,30;Benintendi,Boston,30; 3tiedat29. TRIPLES: Sanchez,Chicago,9;Smith,TampaBay,8; Hernandez,Toronto,7;Benintendi,Boston,6;Chapman, Oakland,6;Moncada,Chicago,5;Profar,Texas,5;10 tiedat4. HOMERUNS: Martinez,Boston,33;Ramirez,Cleveland, 33;Davis,Oakland,31;Trout,LosAngeles,30;Cruz, Seattle,29;Gallo,Texas,29;Lindor,Cleveland,27; Betts,Boston,26;Judge,NewYork,26;Stanton,New York,25. STOLENBASES: Gordon,Seattle,26;Ramirez,Cleveland,26;Merri“eld,KansasCity,25;Smith,TampaBay, 23;Anderson,Chicago,22;Betts,Boston,21;Trout,Los Angeles,21;Benintendi,Boston,20;DeShields,Texas, 18;3tiedat16. PITCHING: Kluber,Cleveland,14-6;Porcello,Boston, 14-4;Severino,NewYork,14-5;Carrasco,Cleveland, 13-5;Gonzales,Seattle,12-6;Morton,Houston,12-2; Snell,TampaBay,12-5;6tiedat11. ERA: Sale,Boston,2.04;Verlander,Houston,2.19;Snell, TampaBay,2.27;Bauer,Cleveland,2.34;Kluber,Cleveland,2.63;Cole,Houston,2.65;Morton,Houston,2.90; Severino,NewYork,3.08;Skaggs,LosAngeles,3.34; Manaea,Oakland,3.38. STRIKEOUTS: Sale,Boston,207;Verlander,Houston, 204;Cole,Houston,202;Bauer,Cleveland,195;Paxton, Seattle,170;Morton,Houston,159;Severino,NewYork, 159;Berrios,Minnesota,148;Kluber,Cleveland,146; Clevinger,Cleveland,139. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado,82;Yelich,Milwaukee,78; Albies,Atlanta,77;Arenado,Colorado,74;Carpenter, St.Louis,74;Baez,Chicago,70;Goldschmidt,Arizona, 70;Hernandez,Philadelphia,70;Harper,Washington, 69;Turner,Washington,68. RBI: Baez,Chicago,86;Suarez,Cincinnati,85;Arenado, Colorado,81;Story,Colorado,79;Aguilar,Milwaukee,77; Rizzo,Chicago,74;Hoskins,Philadelphia,72;Freeman, Atlanta,69;Harper,Washington,68;Markakis,Atlanta,68. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta,135;Freeman,Atlanta,133; Yelich,Milwaukee,127;Gennett,Cincinnati,126;Anderson,Miami,125;Castro,Miami,125;Albies,Atlanta, 123;Arenado,Colorado,123;Peraza,Cincinnati,123; Baez,Chicago,122. DOUBLES: Carpenter,St.Louis,33;Albies,Atlanta,32; Markakis,Atlanta,32;Baez,Chicago,30;Story,Colorado,29;Freeman,Atlanta,28;Hoskins,Philadelphia, 28;Rendon,Washington,28;CTaylor,LosAngeles,27;4 tiedat25. TRIPLES: KMarte,Arizona,10;CTaylor,LosAngeles,8;Baez, Chicago,7;Dickerson,Pittsburgh,6;Difo,Washington,6; Nimmo,NewYork,6;Rosario,NewYork,6;6tiedat5. HOMERUNS: Arenado,Colorado,29;Carpenter,St. Louis,29;Aguilar,Milwaukee,26;Harper,Washington, 26;Suarez,Cincinnati,26;Baez,Chicago,24;Goldschmidt,Arizona,24;Muncy,LosAngeles,24;Story, Colorado,24;2tiedat22. STOLENBASES: Turner,Washington,30;SMarte, Pittsburgh,25;Hamilton,Cincinnati,24;MTaylor,Washington,24;Inciarte,Atlanta,23;Baez,Chicago,19;Cain, Milwaukee,19;Peraza,Cincinnati,17;Dyson,Arizona, 16;Jankowski,SanDiego,15. PITCHING: Scherzer,Washington,15-5;Godley,Arizona, 12-6;Greinke,Arizona,12-6;Lester,Chicago,12-4;Nola, Philadelphia,12-3;Mikolas,St.Louis,11-3;Chacin, Milwaukee,10-4;Newcomb,Atlanta,10-5;Quintana, Chicago,10-7;5tiedat9. ERA: deGrom,NewYork,1.85;Scherzer,Washington, 2.33;Nola,Philadelphia,2.37;Mikolas,St.Louis,2.75; Greinke,Arizona,2.97;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,3.04;Freeland,Colorado,3.21;Newcomb,Atlanta,3.23;Corbin, Arizona,3.31;Arrieta,Philadelphia,3.32. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,210;Corbin, Arizona,174;deGrom,NewYork,173;Greinke,Arizona,148;Gray,Colorado,144;Nola,Philadelphia,144; Pivetta,Philadelphia,141;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,138; Godley,Arizona,130;2tiedat129.SUNDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague ChicagoWhiteSox8,TampaBay7 Cleveland4,L.A.Angels3 Minnesota6,KansasCity5 Baltimore9,Texas6 Oakland6,Detroit0 Seattle6,Toronto3 Boston5,N.Y.Yankees4,10inn. NationalLeague Atlanta5,N.Y.Mets4,10inn. Philadelphia5,Miami3 St.Louis2,Pittsburgh1 Washington2,Cincinnati1 Colorado5,Milwaukee4,11innings SanDiego10,ChicagoCubs6 SanFrancisco3,Arizona2 Interleague L.A.Dodgers3,Houston2 WEDNESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague SeattleatTexas,2:05p.m. DetroitatL.A.Angels,4:07p.m. BostonatToronto,7:07p.m. BaltimoreatTampaBay,7:10p.m. MinnesotaatCleveland,7:10p.m. N.Y.YankeesatChi.WhiteSox,8:10p.m. NationalLeague CincinnatiatN.Y.Mets,12:10p.m. PittsburghatColorado,3:10p.m. PhiladelphiaatArizona,3:40p.m. AtlantaatWashington,7:05p.m. St.LouisatMiami,7:10p.m. SanDiegoatMilwaukee,8:10p.m. Interleague ChicagoCubsatKansasCity,8:15p.m. L.A.DodgersatOakland,10:05p.m.FANTASYPLAYSPITCHERSTOSTREAM LANCELYNN,SP,NewYorkYankees(45 percent): LynntakesoverSonnyGrays spotintheYankeesrotationandgets theluxuryofhavingthesupportofone ofthebestoffensesinbaseball.Hehas favorablematchupsagainsttheWhite SoxandRangerscomingupthisweek. MATTHEWBOYD,SP,DetroitTigers(36 percent): Boydhasa1.42ERAinhis pastthreestartsandhasstruckout20 battersinhislast19inningspitched. HefacestheAngelsandTwinsnext week.Boydpitched“veshutoutinnings againsttheAngelsearlierthisseason andtheTwinshavestruggledtoscore runsallseasonlong. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos9336589125.342 AltuveHou10440764134.329 JMartinezBos10640780132.324 MMachadoBal9636548115.315 SeguraSea10543073133.309 TroutLAA10937282115.309 Merri“eldKC10742054129.307 SimmonsLAA10138253116.304 BenintendiBos10641177124.302 MDuffyTB9336639110.301 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. YelichMil9938978127.326 MarkakisAtl10842362135.319 FFreemanAtl10842166133.316 DickersonPit9335050110.314 GennettCin10840765126.310 ArenadoCol10540274123.306 SuarezCin9535859109.304 AlmoraChC1043255198.302 RealmutoMia833295499.301 JBaezChC10940770122.300 ThroughAug.5 FiresaleSmokefromaconcessionstand“re“ltersouttotheseatsatAT&TParkbeforeabaseballgamebetweenthe HoustonAstrosandtheSanFranciscoGiantsonMondayinSanFrancisco.The“rewasputoutbythetime“remen arrivedandtherewasnoexpecteddelayofthegame.[ERICRISBERG/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]

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2255GENERAL EMPLOYMENTPUBLISHER'S NOTICEFederal and State laws prohibit advertising expressing a discriminatory preference on the basis of race, age, sex, color, national origin, religion, handicap or marital status. The Daily Commercial will not knowingly accept advertisement for employment which is in violation of the law. Employment Advertising Standards of Acceptance Employment Classifications are intended to announce bona de employment offers only. Employment advertising must disclose the specic nature of the work being offered. Some employment categories may charge fees. If any advertiser does not comply with these standards, please notify a Classied Sales Representative at 365-8245 or 365-8200. | Tuesday, August 7, 2018 B11 CROSSWORD PUZZLE This newspaper will never knowingly accept advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. If you have questions or doubts about any ads on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the local Attorney Generals Consumer Fraud Line and/or the Better Business Bureau. Also be advised that some phone numbers published in these ads may require an extra charge. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises or guaranteed income from work-athome programs, money to loan, etc., if it sounds too good to be true it may in fact be exactly that. This newspaper cannot be held responsible for any negative consequences that occur as a result of you doing business with these advertisers. Thank you. NOTICES 1000-1999READER NOTICE 1001 Get the paper delivered to you! Call Us Today! 787-0600 (Lake) 877-702-0600 (Sumter) 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon Fri. subscribe online at Find yourFurry Friends pet supplies in CLASSIFIEDS Looking for a Handyman?Check out theService Directory


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