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LOCAL | A3CLERMONT MAKES FIXES TO VICTORY POINTE PROJECT SPORTS | B1LSSC HOPES SWITCH TO DII WILL LEAD TO MORE SUCCESS LOCAL | A3GRAPES TOOK ROOT IN LAKE COUNTY DECADES AGO @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Monday, August 20, 2018 75 ¢ Local and State .............A3 Opinion .......................A9 Weather ..................... A10 Sports ..........................B1 Classified ..................... B5 Diversions ...................B6 VOLUME 142, ISSUE 232 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Payne Raypray@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ School safety measures come with a hefty price tag, and the Lake County School Board is working hard to convince voters that those measures are worth an increase in their property taxes.A referendum on the ballot for the Aug. 28 pri-mary election will ask Lake County voters to consider a school-safety property tax of 0.75 mills, or 75 cents for each $1,000 of taxable property value. The means the owner of a home with an assessed value of $125,000 and a homestead exemption of $25,000 would pay $75 per year for the school safety measure.School Board Chair-woman Stephanie Luke said she's optimistic about the measure's chances of pass-ing, and feels good about the work theyve been able to do to spread the word.Fortunately, Bill Mathias and I are on the campaign Protecting the kidsFrom left, Of“ cer Christa Kemeny, Of“ cer Jeremy Alexander, Of“ cer Conner Deering, Of“ cer Ethan Green and Of“ cer St. Francis Smith are the new resource of“ cers from the Mount Dora Police Department for “ ve area schools. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Lake Schools o cials hopeful voters approve safety taxA red tide bloom on Aug. 15 near north Siesta Key. [MOTE MARINE LABORATORY/KERRI SCOLARDI] By Tim FanningGatehouse Media FloridaSARASOTA „ As red tide fouls beaches, kills sea life and chokes coastal Southwest Florida communities, the toxic blooms also are leaving a bad taste with many early voters who are vowing to hold politicians accountable.In interviews with voters on the first day of early voting for the Aug. 28 primary, there was a sense of bipartisan frustration.That makes it especially hard to know who to vote for,Ž said Colin Gibbons, 37, a reg-istered Democrat. Theres a lot of politicians trying to say Red tide leaves foul taste for some early voters In series of tweets, president denounces report saying McGahn turned on him in Russia investigationBy Jill ColvinThe Associated PressBRIDGEWATER, N.J. „ President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that his White House counsel isnt a RATŽ like the Watergate-era White House attorney who turned on Richard Nixon, and he blasted the ongoing Russia investiga-tion as McCarthyism.ŽTrump, in a series of angry tweets, denounced a New York Times story that his White House counsel, Don McGahn, has been cooperating extensively with the special counsel team investigating Russian election meddling and potential collu-sion with Trumps Republican campaign.The failing @nytimes wrote a Fake piece today implying that because White House Councel Don McGahn was giving hours of testi-mony to the Special Councel, he must be a John Dean type RAT,Ž Trump wrote, mis-spelling the word counsel,Ž as he often does. But I allowed him and all others to testify „ I didnt have to. I have nothing to hide......ŽThe New York Times said it stands by its story.Dean, a frequent critic of the president, was the White Trump: White House counsel not a ratIn this Aug. 16 photo, White House counsel Donald McGahn, left, listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. [ANDREW HARNIK/ ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] By Sarah LarimerThe Washington PostWASHINGTON It was an August morning at Howard University, and the freshmen were coming. This particular Saturday was move-in day, a time when new students settle into their new home. And so they descended, arriving with bright futures, eager parents and piles (and piles and piles and piles) of dorm-room essentials.An endless line of cars pulled up to the curb. Families spilled out onto the grounds. Mr. and Miss Howard University showed up. So did Howards cheerleaders.Amid all the joyful chaos was a table stacked with fliers. Here, a student could pick up a list of important campus telephone numbers. Or, if they grabbed a small blue handout, students could learn how to get information about elections and absentee bal-lots, and about a website that would help with all of that.Welcome to Howard. Dont forget to vote.We have a civic duty,Ž Howards president, Wayne A.I. Frederick, said. Our motto is truth and service, and that service part of it also Welcome to college „ dont forget to voteSee SAFETY, A7 See TIDE, A7 See TRUMP, A6 See VOTE, A8


A2 Monday, August 20, 2018 | NATION & WORLDPUBLISHER: Steve Skaggs .......................352-365-8213 EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Tom McNiff ..........................352-365-8250 DIGITAL EDITOR, LIFESTYLES EDITOR: Whitney Lehnecker ..............352-365-8258 SPORTS EDITOR: Paul Jenkins .........................352-365-8204 SPORTS WRITER: Frank Jolley REPORTER: Frank Stan“ eld frankstan“ ......................352-365-8257 REPORTER: Roxanne Brown ....................352-365-8266 REPORTER : Payne Ray .....................................352-365-8262 Retail Advertising .....................................................352-314-3278 Classi“ ed Advertising ...............................................352-314-3278 Lake Circulation ........................................................352-787-0600 Sumter Circulation ...................................................877-702-0600 Billing .......................................................................352-787-0600 Accounting ................................................................352-365-8212 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Home delivery (Daily/Sunday) 3 months: 41.70 ....................Tax: 2.92 .......................Total: 44.62 6 months: 88.40 ....................Tax: 5.84 .......................Total: 89.24 1 year: 166.80 .......................Tax: 11.68 .....................Total: 178.47 FOR HOME DELIVERY: Call 352-787-0600 (Lake) or 877-702-0600 (Sumter) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 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All material contained in this edit ion is property of the Daily Commercial and is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. Saturday, Aug. 18 Lotto: 11-14-38-43-51-52-x3 Powerball: 24-34-52-61-67-16-x3 Fantasy 5: 5-19-28-29-34 Sunday, Aug. 19 Pick 5 Afternoon: 5-3-4-6-6 Pick 4 Afternoon: 9-9-5-2 Pick 3 Afternoon: 5-1-7 Pick 2 Afternoon: 8-7LOTTERY CAMDEN, N.J.1 of 3 sought in ambush police of“ cer shootingOne of three men sought in connection with an ambush shooting of two New Jersey police detectives earlier this month has been arrested, police said.Camden police said in a Twitter post Saturday that Juan Figueroa, 20, had been captured. He and Alexander DeJesus, 19, and Ammar Hall, 26, are charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons offenses.Two plainclothes Camden County detectives were sitting in an unmarked police sport utility vehicle Aug. 7 at a red light in Camden. A minivan stopped at a green light and two men got out and opened fire, striking the detectives vehicle 14 times, according to an inves-tigation report. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.Plane makes emergency landing on Alligator AlleyTwo people escaped injury when a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Floridas Alligator Alley highway.Local news outlets report that the single-engine plane landed Saturday evening on the portion of Interstate 75 that runs through the Everglades west of Fort Lauderdale.The plane was located by authorities parked on the side of the highway. Both pilot and a student passenger were unhurt and no vehicles were struck on the road.Authorities say the flight experienced mechanical prob-lems on its way from Punta Gorda and was bound for Opa-Locka Executive Airport. The cause of the problem is under investigation.BAGHDADIraqs top court rati“ es manual recount of May ballots Iraqs top court has ratified the results of the countrys May parliamentary elections following a manual ballot recount ordered by the outgoing chamber following charges of irregularities.The Federal Courts deci-sion on Sunday paves the way for the president to summon lawmakers to an inaugural session of the new, 329-seat house. In theory, parliament should then proceed to elect a speaker, a president and a prime minister, who will in turn form a new government.However, political wrangling over who gets to be prime min-ister will likely delay the process for weeks, maybe months. The Associated PressBy Christina A. Cassidy and Laurie KellmanThe Associated PressATLANTA „ Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year „ they are winning.More women than ever before have won major party primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year „ setting a U.S. record and paving the way for November battles that could signifi-cantly increase the number of women in elected office and change the public debate on issues such as health care, immigration, abortion rights, education and gun control. Some of these candidates could also play a pivotal role in whether Democrats are able to take control of the U.S. House.Most of these female hope-fuls are Democrats, some of whom are first-time candidates who say their motivation to run sprang from President Donald Trumps election and Republican con-trol of Congress. But other developments factor in, too. The #MeToo movement. Womens marches. Trumps nomination of conservative appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.Part of the reason I thought this race was possible, even despite great odds, was because of all the women who are so engaged in my community in a new way,Ž said Democrat Mikie Sher-rill, a former Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor who looks to capture a GOP congressional seat in New Jersey.Sherrill is one of some 200 women who have won their primaries for U.S. House, with 94 of these candidates surviv-ing crowded fields with three or more candidates, according to an analysis of election results. Previously, the most women who had advanced were 167 in 2016, according to records kept by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.In the Senate, a record 19 women have won their prima-ries. And for the first time, 13 women have been nominated for gubernatorial races in a single election year.And all these numbers are likely to grow with nine states yet to hold their primaries. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham of Florida are among nine women running for gov-ernor who will face primary voters in coming weeks. No more than nine women have ever led states at the same time.We are seeing a level of enthusiasm among women voters that we havent seen in a long time,Ž said Democrat Laura Kelly, who is running for governor in Kansas and will need women, independents and moderate Republicans in her bid against Republican Kris Kobach.There are few instances in which women „ in a sense „ have already won. For instance, two women will be competing to replace GOP Rep. Steve Pearce in New Mexico and the same is happening in races in Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Michigan. But overall gains will also be dependent on how well the 71 congresswomen running for re-election fare in November.Success in November will go a long way to improving the nations dismal record of female representation. Cur-rently, women account for just a fifth of 535 U.S. representatives and senators, and one in four state lawmakers. Six of the nations 50 governors are female. Meanwhile, women comprise slightly more than half the U.S. population.Women appear to be running strong so far. As of mid-August, some 49 percent of women running for the House have advanced to the general election, with about 40 percent in the Senate and about 25 percent running for governor, according to an analysis of election results.But thats no guarantee of victory this fall. Many of the women, particularly Democrats, are running in long-held Republican congressional districts or states where Republicans have con-solidated support.One thing women have accomplished already is changing the tone and content of campaigns. They bring their children to rallies and some want their campaign money to pay for child care so they can run. On this count, Liuba Grechen Shirley, the Democratic candidate challenger to Republican Rep. Peter King, has succeeded. In May, the Federal Election Commission voted unanimously to allow the expenditure.I was told that with two kids, a husband who worked full time and no child care, that it was impossible,Ž Grechen Shirley says in an online ad, noting her effort to change the policy. Well, it wasnt impossible. Its just really hard.ŽExperienced combat veter-ans running for Congress this year are featuring their fami-lies in their ads as they speak with authority on national security and foreign policy. The old model is a little bit like trying to fit women into the mold of male candidates,Ž said Deborah Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. Women had a very narrow path that they could navigate as candi-dates: What was appropriate to wear, what was appropriate to say. They also were asked: If you win, who is going to take care of your children? This is not a question that men are confronted with.ŽBeyond gender, these women are poised to usher in a wave of diversity next year.Michigan will likely send the nations first Muslim-Ameri-can woman to Congress, after Rashida Tlaib beat a crowded field of Democrats for the 13th Congressional District. No Republican is running in November for the heavily Democratic seat.There are nearly 50 black women running for Congress this year, from Democrat Lucy McBath who is challenging GOP Rep. Karen Handel in Georgia to Republican Rep. Mia Loves bid for a third term in Utah.Women win primaries in record numbersIn this May 22 photo, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams smiles before speaking to supporters during an election-night watch party in Atlanta. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] IN BRIEF

PAGE 3 | Monday, August 20, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS BUSHNELLSouth Sumter FFA member to perform at national conventionA member of the South Sumter FFA chapter perform Oct. 24-27 during the 2018 National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis.Senior Nolan will be one of 50 acts to be on stage during the national FFA talent competition.He submitted an application along with a recorded audition. During the convention and expo, all acts will have the opportunity to compete in three rounds and be judged on preparation, delivery, engagement, entertainment value and technical ability. The winner will receive $250.Hamm is the son of Paul Hamm and Lisa Fehmerling. TAVARESLake County launches service to combat property fraud Gary Cooney, Lake County clerk of the circuit court and comptroller, recently launched an effort to protect residents from property fraud with a free service called recording notification.The service works by generating an email when a document is entered into the official records of Lake County containing a regis-tered name, thus providing an automated early warning for property fraud. Residents can register their email address and a up to five names.To register, go to www. For questions, call 352-2532600.According to the FBI, prop-erty and mortgage fraud is one of the fastest growing white-collar crimes in the United States. Unless property owners regularly check the official records for recorded documents related to their property, this type of fraud can go undetected.Anyone who believes they have been a victim of property fraud should contact local law enforcement. LEESBURGCentral Florida Health recognized for quality care, valueCentral Florida Health, which is comprised of of Lees-burg Regional Medical Center and The Villages Regional Hospital, recently announced its participation in a statewide effort to improve quality care in hospitals.The project is guided by a working committee of the Florida Hospital Association.The American Hospital Association recently recog-nized this committee and FHA leadership for accomplishing significant improvements in patient safety in the past 12 months, including:€ 40-percent reduction in clostridium difficile hospital acquired infections€ 21-percent reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections€ 23-percent reduction in catheter-associated urinary tract infections€ 21-percent reduction in methicillin-resistant staphy-lococcus areus infections The overall goal of the pro-gram, which is still in effect, is to work to improve the over-all culture and effectiveness of patient safety measures by sharing and implementing best practices among FHA hospitals.Other patient safety improvements recognized by the AHA include: reductions in patient falls, increased medication safety and improved safety for hospital workers. ORLANDOWriter, teacher Robley Wilson dies at 88Writer Robley Wilson, a novelist and poet whose works won numerous awards and who also was an editor Sandhill cranes are designated by the state as a threatened speciesBy Deborah StrangeGatehouse Media FloridaGAINESVILLE „ A University of Florida research unitkilled more than 150 birds in the past 10 years, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service documents.Of the birds, which were killed at the Plant Science Research and Education Unit at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, 47 were sandhill cranes, and 105 were ring-billed gulls.The Florida sandhill crane is not considered endangered by the federal government, but it is designated by the state as a threatened species, accord-ing to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Ring-billed gulls follow coastlines and river systems when migrating, according to the National Audubon Soci-ety. They aren't considered endangered.The Plant Science Research and Education Unit islocated in Citra, about 30 miles southeast of Gainesville. Itallows researchers to study new crops and growing techniques. Projectsat the unit include crops like citrus, watermelon and peanuts.UF killed 150 birds, records showBy Rick ReedCorrespondentThousands of people turned out for the 24th annual Harvest Grape Stomp at Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards in Clermont.The festival featured music, tours, food and games, but folks have been busy with grapes in Lake County for more than a century.Early growers in Lake County were quite optimistic with the viability of grapes as a money crop. The PEAR Environmental Park in south Leesburg, not very far from the Lakeridge Winery, was used for researching grapes that would grow well in Florida.Loren Haight Stover was 22 when he came to Fruitland Park in 1921. Stover worked with his father in grape research. From the start he was involved in agricultural research, largely in grape culture. He was the author and co-author of numerous articles and publications on the subject of growing grapes.Stover was a member of the Florida Grape Grow-ers Association, serving as vice president for a number of years. He was also a member of the Florida Citrus Exchange.A history of the grape industry gathered by the University of Florida states that Stover is considered the grandfather of the Florida grape industry. One writer suggested that would make his father, W.J. Stover, the great grandfather.William John Stover NOW AND THENGrapes took root in Lake County decades agoLinda CharltonCorrespondentTAVARES „ It was a full house Saturday at the Lake County Extension Center as folks gathered to learn about growing and brew-ing in Florida.Although there was some discussion about grapes and wine-making, there was much more time spent on growing hops and brewing beer. The "fermentologist" was Dr. Andrew McIntosh, and the hops expert was Dr. Brian Pearson of the University of Florida research station in Apopka. Pearson is a home brewer with a fondness for using wet hops (fresh hops) in his brew.Joking about the cost of over-nighting fresh hops from Washington State, he says he decided he needed to try growing his own. Experts talks about growing hops, brewing beerA sandhill crane stands in the browning grass near Kanapaha Prairie in 2017. A University of Florida research unit killed more than 150 birds in the past 10 years, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service documents. The bird is designated by the state as a threatened species. The practice has ended. [BRAD MCCLENNY/GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] Sean Campbell talks about hops drying methods. [LINDA CHARLTON / CORRESPONDENT] Clermont adds more sod, re-grades some areas to help water issues at Victory PointeBy Linda CharltonCorrespondentCLERMONT „ Victory Pointe was the first order of business at a recent Cler-mont City Council meeting, as members discussed the July 27 grand opening, ero-sion issues that surfaced days after and putting the final touches on the $10.2-million stormwater and event project.City Manager Darren Gray said Victory Pointe was "substantially complete" at the time of opening, but Capital Projects Director James Kinzler predicts that all the final touches, includ-ing permission from the water management district to discharge water into Lake Minneola, will be complete by the end of August.The erosion problem surfaced at Victory Pointe's newly laid sand beach when three days of heavy rains drove the sand down to the barriers and, in some cases, beyond them. Kinzler assured council members staff is working to stabilize the slope and sod and he's monitoring the situation daily.One change that was already made was the city laid additional sod on the lake Fighting erosionThe city recently added more sod to the slope along the South Lake Trail to help with erosion issues at Victory Pointe. [[LINDA CHARLTON / CORRESPONDENT] The stream bed at Victory Pointe has been fully planted with aquatic plants and the sandbags that temporarily built up the weir so that workers could set the plants has been removed. [[LINDA CHARLTON / CORRESPONDENT] See BIRDS, A4 See BRIEFS, A4See BEER, A4See GRAPES, A4Workers harvest grapes in Montverde. Grapes have been in Lake County for more than a century. [SUBMITTED]


A4 Monday, August 20, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Rafael OlmedaThe Associated PressFORT LAUDERDALE „ Before she found herself presiding over one of the highest-profile cases in the country, Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer did little to draw attention.Her rulings tended to be non-controversial. Appellate judges found fault with only two of her decisions „ an impressively low number for someone who has been on the bench for six years.But Scherer, 42, couldn't avoid the spotlight once she was randomly assigned the murder case of Nikolas Cruz, the Parkland teenager who admitted killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 and wounding 17 more.She ignited a firestorm on social media in August when she ripped into the South Florida Sun Sentinel, two of its reporters and its attorney for publishing sensitive information about the shooter that the Broward School Board had released unintentionally. Worse, she vowed to restrain what the media reports in the future, a practice found repeatedly to be unconstitutional.Lawyers in Broward were reluctant to discuss Scherer's professional reputation because they have cases pend-ing in front of her. But her outburst did not surprise some of them.Some called her temperamental „ one used the terms "testy" and "cranky" „ and they said she is known to start her docket an hour or more after hearings are scheduled.But another defense lawyer said she is consistently courteous, prepared and polite „ "and she rules against me every time."Scherer is still considering whether to hold the Sun Sen-tinel and two of its reporters in contempt for publishing the information after agreeing that the school board was authorized to withhold it from public release. Her office declined an interview request Friday morning.Before she became a judge at the end of 2012, Scherer was a prosecutor in the Bro-ward State Attorney's Office's career criminal unit. Her only direct brush with media atten-tion was decidedly negative „ in 2009 her husband of seven years was arrested and charged with dealing cocaine and marijuana.She filed for divorce the next day, though her husband told police they had separated three months before that.Scherer is the daughter of one of the most politically connected Republican fundraisers in South Florida. William Scherer, co-founder of the prestigious Conrad & Scherer law firm, was one of the attorneys work-ing for George W. Bush on the presidential election recount of 2000. He was a longtime member of the county's Judi-cial Nominating Commission and an adviser to Gov. Rick Scott.William Scherer declined to be interviewed at length, saying only that he was proud of his daughter and that he resigned from the commission in 2011 when it became clear that she would be seeking an appointment to the bench.That appointment came a year later. She was elected without opposition in 2014 and faces her next election campaign in 2020.Scherer is now married to a Hollywood police detective, which became an issue in 2016 when she declined to remove herself from an attempted murder case investigated by her husband's department. The Fourth District Court of Appeal stepped in and removed her from the case.Edward Lopez, the defense lawyer on that case, declined to comment.Scherer now does not accept cases or sign warrants emanating from Hollywood, according to the Broward chief administrative judge's office."Judge Scherer is a dedicated, hard-working judge who has served the 17th Cir-cuit with distinction since her appointment to the bench," said Chief Administratve Judge Jack Tuter.With the Parkland case, Scherer found it necessary to exert her authority after law-yers went to another judge for an emergency hearing when she was not available. She issued an order in March, two weeks after the shooting, making it clear that she was in charge of the case."She tries to do the right thing, and her heart's in the right place," said Bill Gelin, whose "JAABlog" website doesn't shy from criticizing judges. "But she has a tendency to micromanage. She needs to get out of the way and let lawyers litigate their cases."In August, she berated the Sun Sentinel's lawyer, Dana McElroy, for defending the newspaper's right to publish information on the Stoneman Douglas shooter that had not been properly redacted by the Broward School Board. She threatened to personally use a magic marker to indicate what the paper could and could not publish about the case in the future."From now on if I have to specifically write word for word exactly what you are and are not permitted to print „ and I have to take the papers myself and redact them with a Sharpie then I'll do that," she said.Her outburst drew criticism from free press advocates."The notion that a court can presume to dictate to a news-paper what it can and cannot print is offensive to the very core of the First Amendment and antithetical to constitutional jurisprudence over the last 100 years," said Jeffrey Robbins, a Massachusetts attorney who has represented the Boston Herald and the New York Post on First Amendment issues.National security would have to be at stake for gov-ernment to prohibit the media from reporting factual information, he said, using troop movement plans as an exam-ple of coverage that could be restricted.Nova Southeastern Univer-sity law professor Bob Jarvis said that while the Sun Senti-nel is on solid legal ground, its attorney may have been better served if the paper disclosed its possession of the confidential information and advised the judge prior to publishing.Still, he was critical of how Scherer handled the situation."She's a young judge who, I think, gave in to her worst emotions," he said. "Her colleagues would tell her, 'That was not your finest moment.'"Judge's biggest case: the Parkland school shootingsBut the cranes and gulls had damaged or eaten crops growing for research, including high-value peanuts that were part of a breeding study, said Jim Boyer, director of the unit.The gulls were taken between 2008 and 2017. The sandhill cranes were taken between 2010 and 2016. A report for the 2014 calendar year was not included in materials provided in response to a public records request.In 2016, Boyer was named interim director of the unit after former director Daniel Colvin was terminated. In an interview, Boyer said he implemented a policy to not kill sandhill cranes encroaching upon research and instead use other means of keeping the cranes away, like reflective tape and coyote-shaped scarecrows.A depredation report for the 2016 calendar year says that 14 cranes were killed between June and September 2016.To the best of my knowl-edge those were removed prior to May,Ž Boyer said.Boyer said that during the administration change, he decided that using non-lethal means to protect crops from cranes was a better approach.Were trying to get a more holistic approach to working with native populations,Ž he said.According to a 2017 depredation report, no sandhill cranes were killed that year, althoughtwo ring-billed gulls were.Jerry Fankhauser, assistant director of the Florida Agricul-tural Experiment Station, said that the most humane way to kill birds was using firearms at close range, which is how the unit acted.Fankhauser said more than 100 faculty members use the Plant Science Research and Education Unit for field research.The unit has invested almost $100,000 in relocating research plots and related structures away from crane populations since 2016, he added.The unit still has a permit to remove birds, although Boyer said its purpose is to document non-lethal means of keeping birds away from research crops.We have to consider all various methods to protect high-value research,Ž Boyer said. This includes fencing research to deter deer and set-ting out bird netting to deter squirrels.Sean Cooley, spokesman for the Florida Audubon Society, said his organization understands researchers need to conduct studies and protect their scientific pro-cesses. Taking lethal action against birds, he said, can be necessary after researchers have exhausted all other mechanismsŽ to protect their studies.But theorganization is generally opposed to killing birds, especially when theyre a listed or endangered species like the sandhill crane.We want to do everything we can to keep that species alive,Ž Cooley said. BIRDSFrom Page A3worked with Dr. William MacKenzie, Leesburgs mayor for many years, in the pioneering of raising grapes in Florida. While their efforts with experimental vines didnt survive, Loren Stovers commitment to and expertise in grapes did.Hence, literally and figu-ratively, the seed for success was sewn at that time,Ž states the UF research.Stover was hired by the UF Lab in Leesburg as a field hand in 1939. He worked at the Leesburg research center until 1965. Finding and using wild Florida grapevine selections bred with productive vines from elsewhere, he helped develop many hardy hybrid grape breeds that could with-stand Floridas hot climate.There is even a variety named in 1968 the Stover Grapes,Ž a green bunch grape. It is a wine grape and remains popular. Another tribute to this well-respected grape pioneer is a wine from the StoverŽ grape named Lorenz Blanc in honor of Stover and his breeding efforts by Joe Midulla in 1981. The Leesburg Field Labora-tory was founded as a branch unit of the University of Florida Agriculture Experiment Station system in 1929 when the state appropriated funds for the investigation of diseases and insects threatening the thriving watermelon industry. Research was also done on ornamentals, such as ferns.Initially, the office and lab-oratory headquarters were in a building on the east part of town, south of what would become U.S. Highway 441.Three miles west of Leesburg was a 77-acre farm at Whitney. Various varieties of watermelons and grapes were developed there. There was also a farm at Okahumpka. The Leesburg station was des-ignated as the Watermelon and Grape Investigations Labora-tory in 1941-42 and had several name changes associated with changing research emphasis.The original 77-acre farm near Whitney was moved six miles south of Leesburg in the mid-1950s off U.S. Highway 27 and by 1972 had expanded to 262 acres.Prior to the lab in Leesburg, scientists from the USDA and Florida Agricul-tural Experiment Station had contributed significantly in addressing the grape problems in the 1920s and early 30s, but their work was somewhat scattered.Important research was started in these labs combating Pierces disease, which threatened the grape industry in the late 1930s. The work made bunch grape cultivation possible.In 2000 the property was sold and the research opera-tion moved to the Mid Florida Agricultural Research and Education Center in Apopka. GRAPESFrom Page A3That was about six years ago. What he's learned since is that hops really can grow in Florida, they're good quality and the hops grown locally taste dif-ferent than from other regions.Pearson said the yields are not high enough to make hops a commercially viable crop at this point, but he's hopeful that a plant-breeding program that started in January will fix that.McIntosh said he predicts positive commercial results from his experiments with speeding up the fermentation process by using a vacuum. BEERFrom Page A3and teacher, has died at his home in Florida. He was 88.His wife, writer Susan Hub-bard, confirmed Sunday in an email that Wilson died on Aug. 7 in Orlando surrounded by "family, cats, books, and music."Wilson wrote three poetry collections, including "King-doms of the Ordinary," and novels such as "After Paradise," ''The World Still Melting" and "Who Will Hear Your Secrets."A memorial service is planned for late September in Maine. BRIEFSFrom Page A3 Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer, right, speaks to South Florida Sun -Sentinel attorney Dana McElroy at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale. [AMY BETH BENNETT/ SOUTH FLORIDA SUNSENTINEL VIA AP]

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A6 Monday, August 20, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Ivan Moreno and Jeff KaroubThe Associated PressFor decades, Michael Drweiga has opened his wallet whenever the dona-tion basket comes around at church, but the latest revelations of priests sexually abusing children brought him to the conclusion that he can no longer justify giving.Brice Sokolowski helps small Catholic nonprofits and churches raise money, but he too supports the recent calls to withhold donations.And Georgene Sorensen has felt enough anger and just total sadnessŽ over the past few weeks that shes reconsidering her weekly offering at her parish.Across the U.S., Catho-lics once faithful with their financial support to their churches are searching for ways to respond to the constant sex-abuse scandals that have tarnished the institution in which they believe, with back-to-back scandals in the past two months.The most recent came Tuesday when a grand jury report revealed that hundreds of Roman Cath-olic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children in six dioceses since the 1940s „ crimes that church leaders are accused of covering up. The report came two months after Pope Francis ordered disgraced ex-Cardinal The-odore McCarrick removed from public ministry amid allegations the 88-yearold retired archbishop sexually abused a teenage altar boy and engaged in sexual misconduct with adult seminarians decades ago. Last month, Francis accepted McCarricks resignation as cardinal and ordered him to a life of prayer and penance.ŽThe most recent whop-per of a reportŽ from Pennsylvania, Drweiga said, was enough to make him wonder where his money was going and whether it was being used to cover up abuses.In an organization that spans the whole world like the Catholic Church, you dont know where your money is going. And when you read about these priest-abuse scandals it just raises that question to the highest power. What is this money going for?Ž said Drweiga, 63, who lives in Wilmette, Illinois.Sokolowski, an Austin, Texas, resident who founded to provide advice to Catholic nonprofits and churches, said hes heard from many who are really sick and tiredŽ of hearing about priests abusing children.So the big thing that people are saying is, We just need to stop funding their crap,Ž said Sokolowski, 36. He said he encourages people to stop giving money to their diocese, which oversees the network of churches in an area, but to keep support-ing their local parish and tell their priest and bishop what theyre doing.Calls to financially boy-cott the Catholic Church are not new. Five years ago, after sex-abuse scandals rocked the archdiocese in St. Paul, Minnesota, parishioners talked about withholding their dona-tions in protest.But Catholics face a delicate balance because some of the money dioceses raise are shared with parishes, cautioned Dr. Edward Peters, the Edmund Cardinal Szoka Chair at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.Im just saying, be careful about punishing the Spouse of Christ and her dependent children because some priests and even bishops, men pre-sumably wedded to her as Jesus was wedded to her, abandoned her so shame-lessly,Ž Peters wrote in a blog post Thursday, referring to the Catholic Church.Sorensen, who lives near Tucson, Arizona, said after the McCarrick story broke, her prayer group sent a letter to her bishop voicing their concerns.Then came the Penn-sylvania scandal and we thought, Oh my God, this isnt over. We thought it was over,Ž the 72-year-old Sorensen said. We thought we were building the new church again.ŽSorensen said she doesnt plan to withhold money that she has pledged, including her dioceses Annual Catho-lic Appeal, but she has spoken with others about the possibility of not giving a regular weekly contribution or only offering money to specific projects.As for future major giving, she said, we are definitely waiting to see where all the chips are going to fall.ŽIt comes down to one thing: Its the message, not the messenger,Ž she said. Im a faithful Cath-olic. ... I will never leave the church. I will fight to save it.ŽFor Eddie Shih, however, the scandal has shaken his faith „ one to which he converted about a decade ago and has intensely studied through three years of night school to earn a masters degree in theology.I am struggling with it „ its not easy for me,Ž said Shih, a Taiwanese immigrant who lives in New York City and attends several Catholic churches. I dont think Ill leave the church but I can imagine a lot of people ... will just drop out of the church.Ž Tim Lennon, the presi-dent of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, said his organization has fielded calls from Catholics who have pledged to stop giving to their church.Its an action as opposed to just sitting here doing nothing,Ž he said, but added that its a symbolic gesture.That in itself will not protect children. That in itself will not support sur-vivors. That in itself will not compel ... an attorney general to take action,Ž he said. Its just a message to the church that its not just survivors knocking at their door as we have been for the last 30 years.ŽIlene Kennedy, a San Antonio resident who attended Mass at St. Pat-ricks Cathedral in New York City on Sunday, said she doesnt know what the fix would beŽ aside from holding the higher-ups accountable.Ž Still, she doesnt think withholding her money from the collection basket is the answer.I dont think that we should punish all churches just for that,Ž she said. I dont think thats right.ŽCatholics consider withholding donations amid scandalsIn this Sept. 24, 2015, photo a member of the clergy prays the rosary as he waits for Pope Francis to arrive at St. Patricks Cathedral for evening prayer service in New York. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]

PAGE 7 | Monday, August 20, 2018 A7trail,Ž Luke said, noting they hear a good deal about the tax at each place they visit.The school-safety property tax would last for four years and raise a little over $16 million a year, according to calcu-lations by the county.District 3 School Board member Marc Dodd said that he would prefer not to ask taxpayers for addi-tional funds, but that the Florida Legislature created a situation that made it unavoidable by not providing the funding needed for school safety measures.He also said that one reason the tax was temporary was because the board hoped the Legis-lature would find a wider funding solution for schools somewhere in that time period.In the ideal world the legislation would come up with a funding stream, and we wont have to go to our voters,Ž Dodd said.The boards confidence comes is in part because of the work thats been done to spread the word.While Luke and Mathias have been able to speak to voters directly at campaign events, the School Districts social media accounts and web-sites have been directing followers and visitors to information pages, pam-phlets and charts that contain a vast amount of clarifying information for voters to look over.Luke and Dodd also mentioned the Political Action Committee, Citi-zens for School Safety, that was formed to sup-port the tax.Luke said the PAC had been placing signs throughout the county telling people to vote yes in the referendum.She also said that Bob McKee, Lake Countys tax collector, had agreed to put the information on a rotating slide show playing on TV sets in his office.They have 4,000 people a day that go through, traffic-wise,Ž Luke said.There is some concern about what might happen if the measure doesnt pass.Both Luke and Dodd said that the School Board would need to start think-ing about where to make cuts.Partnerships with our municipalities helped us come a long way toward getting uniformed officers on every campus,Ž Dodd said, but he added that the strain of providing those officers is probably not sustainable for the cities in the long run.Luke said that without the additional funding the School Board would def-initely need to go back to the drawing board as far as the budget and school safety.ŽThe board hopes to use the money from the tax to avoid that issue, and help to pay for resource offi-cers in every school.They also want to see nurses in every school, as the current solution is rotating nurses between schools year to year.We need to be able to put the nurses back in place,Ž Dodd said, adding that mental health coun-selors were also a priority.At present, only six mental health counselors serve the districts 40,000 students.Dodd said that without the added money from the tax, our students are really the ones who lose. Theyd lose big.Ž SAFETYFrom Page A1Deputy Brian Stonebreaker walks through a hall at Umatilla High School. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] the right thing. Theres a lot of cans being kicked down the road.ŽGibbons, like many who spoke to the Herald-Tri-bune, said red tide or other environmental issues are not what brought them to the polls on Saturday. But the issue could be decisive in November, Gibbons and others said.I wish someone would stand up and say this is how were going to fix it,Ž said Rob Stevenson, 60, a registered Republi-can. This is a No. 1 issue for me, my friends and my family. Were energized with no one to really turn to.ŽA poll released last month by the Florida Atlantic University Busi-ness and Economics Polling Initiative showed that 86 percent of Florida voters said they were veryŽ or somewhatŽ concerned about toxic algae blooms that are impacting coastal communities.The issue could impact political campaigns at all levels this year, said Kevin Wagner, a FAU political science professor involved with the polling institute.This tells us that people are aware and people are concerned,Ž Wagner said. It isnt clear exactly what thats going to mean. But it does tell us that politicians are going to have to pay attention to it.ŽAnd pay attention they have.U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, a conservative Republican from northeast Florida, has made the algae issue a centerpiece of his cam-paign for governor.DeSantis has blasted his GOP opponent „ Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam „ for his ties to the sugar indus-try, which often is blamed for contributing excessive nutrients that feed algae blooms in Lake Okeechobee.DeSantis said in July that he is open to new regulations on polluters.The issue also is figuring prominently in the U.S. Senate race between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, who have traded jabs over their environmental records and are staging events in communities impacted by the algae problem.But thats all youre seeing,Ž Wagner said. Youre seeing politicians take a position, but youre seeing many more candi-dates attempt to assign blame.ŽRed tide conditions were unchanged Saturday, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Water samples collected from Sarasota and Manatee counties continue to contain high concentrations of Karenia brevis.As long as red tide con-tinues to be on everyones mind until November, I imagine people will continue to press our can-didates for answers,Ž said Dan Kriwitsky, marketing director for Lido Beach Pavilion.But then again, if people stop seeing the dead fish, they might just forget about this whole thing all together.Ž TIDEFrom Page A1A toxic algal bloom continues to plague Lido Beach and the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast. [HERALD-TRIBUNE/CARLOS R. MUNOZ] House counsel for Nixon during the Watergate scandal. He ultimately cooperated with pros-ecutors and helped bring down the Nixon presi-dency in 1974, though he served a prison term for obstruction of justice.Dean tweeted Saturday night in response to the Times story: Trump, a total incompetent, is bungling and botching his handling of Russia-gate. Fate is never kind to bunglers and/or botchers! Unlike Nixon, however, Trump wont leave will-ingly or graciously.ŽHe added Sunday in response to Trumps tweets that he doubts the president has ANY IDEA what McGahn has told Mueller. Also, Nixon knew I was meeting with prosecutors, b/c I told him. However, he didnt think I would tell them the truth!ŽTrumps original legal team had encouraged McGahn and other White House officials to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller, and McGahn spent hours in interviews.Trumps personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said in an appearance on NBCs Meet the PressŽ that Trump didnt raise executive privilege or attorney-client privilege during those interviews because his team believed „ he says now, wrongly „ that fully participating would be the fastest way to bring the investigation to a close.The president encour-aged him to testify, is happy that he did, is quite secure that there is noth-ing in the testimony that will hurt the president,Ž Giuliani said.McGahns attorney William Burck added in a statement: President Trump, through counsel, declined to assert any privilege over Mr. McGahns testimony, so Mr. McGahn answered the Special Counsel teams questions fulsomely and honestly, as any person interviewed by federal investigators must.ŽTrump on Sunday con-tinued to rail against the Mueller investigation, which he has labeled a witch hunt.ŽSo many lives have been ruined over nothing „ McCarthyism at its WORST!Ž Trump tweeted, referencing the indiscriminate and dam-aging allegations made by Sen. Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s to expose communists.Study the late Joseph McCarthy, because we are now in period with Muel-ler and his gang that make Joseph McCarthy look like a baby! Rigged Witch Hunt!Ž he later wrote.Giuliani, in his inter-view, also acknowledged that the reason for the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign aides and a Russian lawyer, arranged by Trumps son Donald Trump Jr., was that they had been promised dirt on Trumps 2016 Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.The meeting was originally for the purpose of getting information about Clinton,Ž he said, adding that the Trump team didnt know that Natalia Veselnitskaya was Russian „ even though emails later released by Trump Jr. show that she had been described as a Russian government attorney.ŽGiuliani also tried to make the case that having Trump sit down for an interview with Muellers team wouldnt accomplish much because of the he-said-she-said nature of witnesses recollections.Its somebodys version of the truth, not the truth,Ž he said, telling NBCs Chuck Todd: Truth isnt truth.ŽTodd appeared flummoxed by the comment, responding: This is going to become a bad meme.Ž TRUMPFrom Page A1


A8 Monday, August 20, 2018 | DailyCommercial.commeans that we have to exercise our civic duty to vote.ŽAs the midterm elections approach and an academic year begins, Howards student government is working to emphasize the importance of casting a ballot and not necessarily in the District of Columbia. The initiatives are helping students figure out how to cast absentee ballots in elections back home, sometimes in states where a vote can directly affect the balance of power in Congress.Amos Jackson III, president of the Howard University Student Association, called these election-related efforts the top priorityŽ for student leaders of this historically black institution, known as the Mecca.Ž At the university in Northwest D.C., students can sign up to use a service known as TurboVote, an app that sends notifications about upcoming elections. That app was touted on the move-in day handout.These are the types of things that our alums, our administrators, our students are dedicated to, and are always going to be dedicated to,Ž Jackson said. Because unlike other institutions, Howard has a responsibility not only to our students but to the black community as a whole.ŽThis focus on civic duty is not happening just at Howard. College campuses across the country are expected to roll out similar efforts for their students in the coming months.The Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University, which collects and analyzes data on student engagement, reported that 18 percent of undergraduate and graduate students voted in the 2014 elections, a percentage that did not factor out students who are not U.S. citizens. The institute released a report this month that included recommendations on how colleges can boost student voting and political education.We view the current political climate as an unusual opening and mandate to improve campus conditions for student political learn-ing, discourse, inclusion, agency, and participa-tion,Ž a letter in the report states.Students are diverse and enter institutions of higher education with a strong set of ideas, said Nancy Thomas, director of the institute.Theyre not empty vessels into which we pour knowledge they have a lot of ideas already,Ž she said. Theyre excited, theyre charged up, theyre ready to talk about these issues, and theyre ready to turn out the vote. I just cant predict the volume, I cant predict the voting rate, at all.ŽTurboVote, the system Howard uses, works with companies, nonprofits and colleges, according to a spokesman for Democracy Works, the nonpartisan organization that runs the app. George Washington University also will be working with the app this year, said Amy Cohen, who heads up a task force on voter engagement at that school.Were a national university, and so we draw students from all around the country,Ž she said. It makes it a lot easier for us, not only to keep track of how students can manage those individual rules and laws, but also help them actually participate.ŽGeorge Washington plans more efforts to engage the voters on its campus, including a mid-October event designed to pump up students about sending their absentee ballots, Cohen said. The goal, she said, is to make it a big party.Ž Food. Bal-loons. Potentially, a very large mailbox.We heard stories that students didnt send their ballot in because they didnt have a stamp, or they didnt send their ballot in because they were larger than a stan-dard envelope,Ž she said. So one way to mitigate that is to have this ... but also to make it more fun.ŽAnother nonpartisan effort that seeks to engage campuses and encourage student participation in elections is the All In Campus Democracy Challenge, a national project that recognizes participating colleges and universities for their efforts. The challenge is an initiative of Civic Nation, a non-profit organization.We think that the role of higher education is to graduate active and informed citizens,Ž said Zaneeta Daver, director of the challenge. Most campuses have something along that line in their mis-sion statement. We just want them to engage students in that process a lot more.ŽAmong the new student voters moving into Howard this month was 18-year-old Nia Anderson of Atlanta. Her mother, Aungelique Proctor Anderson, spoke of how exciting the day had been. A new chapter. Something Nia had prepared for all of her life. It was time, Proc-tor Anderson said, to let go.Nia was already regis-tered to vote, and there was information about absen-tee ballots in her daughters welcome packet.Oh, I think its wonderful,Ž said Proctor Anderson, clad in a Howard shirt given to her by her daughter. The activism gets started right away, from Day 1.Ž VOTEFrom Page A1

PAGE 9 | Monday, August 20, 2018 A9HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 Political pundits try to make a lot more out of voter registration numbers than theyre worth. To begin with, just because residents register to vote doesnt mean they will. This has been a curiosity for years. Think about it: Why would one take the time to register to vote, and then not vote? The task of both registration and voting has become progressively easy over the past decade. So why do we see voter turnouts below 50 percent as a norm? We talk about voter apathy often. Why is there less registration apathy? It makes little sense. For the first time, Floridas voter registration has topped 13 million. Florida is a nightmare for political strategists and a huge draw on candidate contributions. Its a big state in which to campaign, and a very balanced one in terms of the two major parties. Heading into the Aug. 28 primary balloting, from where we sit, those predicting either red or blue waves on the horizon are in for a disappointment „ think ripples. As of state book closing July 30 for the primary elections, registered Democrats outnumber Republicans „ but barely „ 4,839,434 to 4,594,133. But the wildcard in the upcoming primaries has to be the ranks of No Party Affiliations. The number of NPAs climbed this year to 3,493,494. Thats 27 percent of the registered state voters, and a potential game-changer for both major parties. That wont be the case in the primary battle, because of Floridas archaic closed primary system. But both Democrat and Republican Party political machines will be desperately seeking ways to woo these non-committed voters in November. Democratic strength is South Florida. Nearly a third of all state Democrats reside in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward counties. Republicans own the votes in Southwest and North Florida. In the long view, Democrats are losing ground. In raw numbers, Democrats are ahead by 245,000 votes statewide in 2018, compared to 259,000 in the 2016 primary and 455,000 in 2014. In Lake County the spread for the primaries is101,527 Republicans,70,809 Democrats and57,937 NPAs. Independents more than doubled in number, from 28,000 in 2008, accounting for more than half of all new voter registrations in Lake County in that span, according to data from the Florida Division of Elections. While all parties saw growth, the NPAs' is noteworthy. Independents now account for a quarter of all voters in Lake County. That might tell us something about how fed upmany voters havebecome with rabid polarization of politics as usual. Floridas NPAs will get their chance to turn the general elections on end come November. With the Democrats and Republicans increasingly at one anothers throats and running nearly lunatic-fringe campaigns, it may be the NPAs are the best hope of inflicting some common sense on our fractured political hierarchies.OUR OPINIONGrowth of the independents ANOTHER OPINION There is an honest debate to be had over whether the United States needs a separate armed service that's focused on space. But President Donald Trump's critics are having none of it. Instead, they have responded to the very notion of a Space Force with dismissive ridicule, suggesting that he wants a corps of ray-gun equipped Buzz Lightyears shouting: "To infinity and beyond!" That's not what he wants, and the concept deserves to be treated quite seriously. A Space Force, done right, could be well worth having. No one doubts that Americans „ civilians as well as military personnel „ are heavily dependent on what we have in space. Assets "up there" do everything from make the internet work to detect the flight path of ballistic missiles. Our space-based assets inform our weather forecasts and help guide us to our destinations with GPS. Just as there is no doubt about our reliance on the things we've put in space, so there is no doubt that these valuable assets are vulnerable to everything from cyber attacks to satellites being shot down by hostile powers. And no serious analyst questions the growing capability of Russia and China to wage war in space. One more consideration: It's getting crowded up there. Space is becoming increasingly accessible to an increasing number of nations „ and even some non-state actors. The honest debate we need to have is whether it makes sense to redesign the government's byzantine space-program organizational chart so that control of the acquisition, deployment and operation of space assets is consolidated under an independent military service? To be honest, there are good arguments for both sides of the question. One key consideration is "opportunity costs." Are the time, effort and resources required to pluck the various space-related programs from the other services „ and some civilian agencies „ worth the benefits to be gained by consolidation? It's a fifty-fifty proposition, but there are some good reasons to argue this is a good idea. Space is a physical warfighting domain. Just as troops spar across foxholes; ships clash on the high seas; and jets stage dog fight „ military assets will physically compete in outer space. For thousands of years, military wisdom has held that if you want to fight and win in a physical domain, you ought to have a core of professionals who are schooled, experienced and expert in that domain. If there is logic in having domain-specific air, space and sea services, there is logic in having a space service. A space force also offers the opportunity to rationalize management of all the military and intelligence assets the U.S. has and to synchronize that with our civilian programs. The third and perhaps most important argument is that this will send a powerful and unmistakable message to the world that American intends to be a world-class space power „ for a long time. It's time for America to think big again „ to step ahead rather than watch others catch up. In the '60s and '70s, Americans were fired up by the imaginative possibilities of what the U.S. might do in space. The fact that that are so many mockers not fired up by the notion of a Space Force suggests the time is more than right for this initiative. Americans need to dream again about owning the stars. If Trump gets this right, we won't see a war of the satellites. What we will see is America leading the way to ensure that the freedom of the commons extends from the seas to space itself. That's a vision worth reaching for. Now that President Trump has made the decision to step out, Americans should stop closing their eyes to the possibilities in the heavens. Instead, they ought to be discussing how best to look upward. A Heritage Foundation vice president, James Jay Carafano directs the think tank's research into issues of national security and foreign affairs. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and the U.S. Military Academy.ANOTHER OPINIONSpace Force, done right, will move US aheadIt's been nearly 13 years since I was diagnosed with mesothelioma. I lost my left lung and everything around it. I have chronic pain and numbness on my left side. I tire easily and recently had to deal with a paralyzed vocal cord due to extensive radiation treatments. Yet I'm one of the lucky ones „ I'm still alive. And I'm still able to speak out. Under President Donald Trump, the United States has been rolling back protections against exposure to asbestos, which causes mesothelioma. In fact, the EPA will no longer evaluate asbestos already in homes and businesses as a danger or health risk. To be clear, asbestos is not banned in the United States. It is used almost exclusively by the chlor-alkali industry, which makes chlorine, sodium hydroxide (also called caustic soda) and hydrogen. During the manufacturing process, asbestos is used to filter brine solution. All the asbestos used in this process is imported from Brazil and Russia, with Russia being the main exporter. Earlier this summer, Russian asbestos giant Uralasbest put a picture of President Donald Trump on its asbestos products. It then posted photos of bales of asbestos on social media with the caption, "Approved by Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States." A U.S. environmental group brought this issue to light in July with a translation of the post. "Donald is on our side," the caption read. "He supported the (now former) head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, who stated that his agency would no longer deal with negative effects potentially derived from products containing asbestos. Donald Trump supported a specialist and called asbestos '100 percent safe after application.'" This is an apparent reference to Trump's 1997 book, "The Art of the Comeback," where he opined that asbestos is "100 percent safe, once applied." Yet exposure to asbestos kills an estimated 15,000 people each year in the United States alone. Among the many illnesses caused by asbestos are mesothelioma, lung cancer, laryngeal cancer and uterine cancer. More than 55 countries, from Japan to Jordan, have banned asbestos. Yet in the United States, there is no ban in sight. And now the EPA has called for expanding the commercial use of asbestos. Andrew Wheeler, Pruitt's successor at the EPA, claims the agency is being misrepresented, tweeting that it is merely "proposing a new rule that would allow for the restriction of asbestos manufacturing and processing of new uses of asbestos." But the fact-checking group Snopes has affirmed that the EPA's proposal will allow for potential new uses of asbestos. And any use of asbestos is too much. I've lost too many friends to this disease. I've watched them waste away, trying every treatment they can to keep the beast at bay. Anyone who has gone through this is reeling right now. We hear about a proposed new use rule for asbestos and we ca n't help but relive all of the battles with this disease. We can't help but feel the rage that comes with senseless loss. This administration's deliberate moves to ignore science and the suffering of countless people to make a buck is something I won't support. I'm doing my part by calling my government officials and telling them that this is wrong. I'm spreading the word as well as I can. Heather Von St. James of Minnesota is a wife, mom and mesothelioma survivor, dedicated to advocacy and raising awareness of the disease and its cause.ANOTHER OPINIONTrump favors asbestos as people die OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250


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PAGE 11 | Monday, August 20, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@ dailycommercial.comThe Lake-Sumter State College volleyball team hopes that change will do it good.In fact, the Lakehawks believe that change and a few breaks might result in the pro-grams first winning record in 15 years. After years of competing at the National Junior College Athletic Associations Division I level, LSSC decided to drop down to Division II for volleyball. Because of the change, the Lakehawks dropped out of the Mid-Florida Conference and joined the newly formed Sun-Lakes Conference.The change impacts only the volleyball program; LSSC will remain D-I for baseball and softball, and retain its membership in the Mid-Flor-ida Conference.In addition to LSSC, the six-team league is home to Florida Gateway College, Gulf Coast State, Pasco-Hernando State, South Florida State and St. Johns River State. Serving up changeBy Steve MegargeeAP Sports WriterBRISTOL, Tenn. „ Kyle Busch had cars strong enough to contend for his third sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway. Instead, he had two eventful races and left the track with-out a win.Busch arrived at Bristol trying to add to his career 21 national victories on the bullring. He led the Xfinity Series race Friday before an early accident knocked him out. He faced even more ups and downs Saturday in the Cup race.Busch, looking to win a Cup event at Bristol for the eighth time, started a 15-car wreck on the second lap. He later made contact with Martin Truex Jr. to knock his championship rival out of the race, and finished 20th after his damaged Toyota spun to bring out the final caution of the race.It just wasnt meant for us this weekend, I guess,Ž Busch said.That Busch was even chal-lenging for the lead near the end of the race marked a stun-ning turnaround after such a dispiriting start. It under-scored the tenacity of the Joe Gibbs Racing team almost as much as any of Buschs six Cup victories this season. The race had barely started when Buschs car drifted up the banking, bounced off Ryan Blaneys car and spun in front of much of the field. Buschs car was affected enough that he could have just called it a race. He was two laps behind and seemingly had little chance of getting back in contention.The points leader already is locked into the playoffs, so finishing Saturday night was about pride and his love of Bristol.Busch gradually worked his way through the field and was back on the lead lap by the start of the final stage. Before his final spin, Busch believed he had a realistic shot at a come-from-behind victory.That was just me and this team and never giving up and being able to drive up through the field like that,Ž Busch said. (Our car) was fast, even torn up and wrecked and every-thing else, it was fast.ŽBusch was in third place when he closed onto Truexs bumper, causing Truexs car to spin and hit the outside wall. Busch blamed himself for the wreck that ended Truexs hopes for his first career short-track victory. I didnt think I was next to him yet, and I clipped him and sent him for a whale of a ride,Ž Busch said. Hopefully, hes all right and everything is OK there. I hated that I clipped him, I know he could have had a good shot to win the race, too.ŽBuschs own chances ended shortly afterward, capping a frustrating weekend. The victory instead went to Kurt Busch, Kyles older brother .One night earlier, Kyle Busch led the Xfinity race for the first 70 laps until a flat tire caused him to hit the wall and knocked him out of the race.The car was really good yesterday and it got in the wall, and three laps later it had a flat tire,Ž Busch said. And today I wasnt even pushing that hard, I was just trying to maintain and not get hit, and I ended up sliding up the racetrack and spinning myself out.ŽKyle Busch not his dominant self at BristolKyle Busch (18) gets past Austin Dillon during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday in Bristol, Tenn. [AP PHOTO/WADE PAYNE] Players battle at the net during Lake-Sumter State College volleyball practice in Leesburg on Wednesday. [PHOTOS BY PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] LSSC volleyball seeks success on Division II levelLake-Sumter State College volleyball coach Amanda Phelps talks with her players during practice in Leesburg on Wednesday. Lake-Sumter State College volleyball players battle at the net during practice in Leesburg on Wednesday. By Stephen HawkinsThe Associated PressLane Kiffin knew very little about Conference USA before he became Florida Atlantics head coach. Same for Butch Davis at Florida International.The high-profile coaches made immediate impacts in their new league, and at their new schools not all that far apart.FAU is the preseason favorite to repeat as league champs after a school-record 11 wins and its first C-USA title. The Owls, coming off three consecutive 3-9 seasons, overcame a 1-3 start last season and now and carry a 10-game winning streak into their 2018 opener at Oklahoma.FIU went 8-5, doubling its win total from the previous season for the teams first winning record since joining the conference in 2013.Way better than people think that it is,Ž Davis said about C-USA. The level of the coaches in this conference, theres some damn good football coaches in just about every place. ... Theres a lot more talent, theres a lot of really good athletes in this conference.ŽFlorida Atlantic favored to repeat as CUSA champs Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kif“ n gestures during a game against Wisconsin on Sept. 9, 2017, in Madison, Wis. [AP PHOTO/AARON GASH, FILE] See LSSC, B3 See NASCAR, B3 See C-USA, B3By Joedy McCrearyThe Associated PressGREENSBORO, N.C. „ Brandt Snedeker began the Wyndham Championship with history „ and ended it with a victory.Snedeker earned his ninth PGA Tour title Sunday, three days after opening with an 11-under 59.He closed with a 65 for a three-stroke victory in the regular-season finale, break-ing a tie with C.T. Pan on the final hole with a birdie and Pans double bogey in the group ahead.Snedeker finished at 21-under 259 for his first win since 2016 and his second at the tournament, but first at Sedgefield Country Club, to close what he called the most stressful week Ive ever had in professional golf.ŽShooting 59 on Thursday, your expectations go through the roof,Ž Snedeker said, also expressing pride that he could cap it off the way we did today, to play pretty much a flawless round of golf.ŽPan shot a 66 to tie for second with Webb Simpson. Simpson matched his career-best with a 62.I feel like it was a round I needed to make a push to the leaderboard,Ž Simpson said. Brandts obviously had a great week ... so I knew it was going to take something super low.ŽSnedeker opened the tour-nament with the 59 that made him the first tour player this year and just the 10th ever to break 60, then on the final day played 29 holes at 5 under to seal it. Hes the fifth tour player to shoot in the 50s and then win the tournament.Snedeker wins Wyndham by 3 strokesBrandt Snedeker watches his tee shot on the second hole during the “ nal round of the Wyndham Championship tournament Sunday in Greensboro, N.C. [CHUCK BURTON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] See GOLF, B3


B2 Monday, August 20, 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 TVBASEBALL 11 a.m. ESPN „ Little League World Series, consolation game, at Williamsport, Pa. 1 p.m. ESPN „ Little League World Series, elimination game, at Williamsport, Pa. 3 p.m. ESPN „ Little League World Series, elimination game, at Williamsport, Pa. 4 p.m. ESPNU „ American Legion World Series, “ rst semi“ nal, at Shelby, N.C. 6 p.m. ESPN2 „ Little League World Series, elimination game, at Williamsport, Pa. 7 p.m. ESPNU „ American Legion World Series, second semi“ nal, at Shelby, N.C. 8 p.m. ESPN2 „ Little League World Series, elimination game, at Williamsport, Pa. HORSE RACING 4 p.m. FS2 „ Saratoga Live, Evan Shipman (NYB) Stakes, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 7 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Cleveland at Boston OR Atlanta at Pittsburgh SUN „ Kansas City at Tampa Bay 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers OR Houston at Seattle NFL FOOTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN „ Preseason, Baltimore at Indianapolis SOCCER 10 a.m. FS2 „ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, semi“ nal, at Vannes, France 1:30 p.m. FS2 „ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, semi“ nal, at Vannes, France 3 p.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool SPORTS BRIEFSMan City highlights gulf to rival United in EPLManchester City delivered yet another reminder that it is the team to beat in the Pre-mier League this season.On Sundays evidence, winning the league title looks beyond Manchester United.A few hours after City thrashed Huddersfield 6-1 „ mainly thanks to a hat trick by Sergio Aguero „ United slumped to a 3-2 loss at Brighton after conceding three goals in a 20-minute span in the first half.City has already racked up eight goals in the first two games of its title defense. Aguero looks in peak form, fitagain Benjamin Mendy is in rampaging mood down the left, while coach Pep Guardiola had the luxury of starting Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez on the bench against Huddersfield. Uniteds difficult off-season, notable for the grumpiness of coach Jose Mourinho and the clubs struggles in the transfer market, was briefly forgotten about thanks to an opening-day 2-1 win over Leicester last week. MILANDzeko scores late goal as Roma beats TorinoEdin Dzeko scored a late stunning goal to snatch a 1-0 win for Roma at Torino in their opening Serie A game on Sunday. The match appeared headed for a 0-0 draw with only two minutes remaining. But Roma debutant Justin Kluivert „ who had been brought on in the 70th minute „ went past sev-eral defenders before providing a pinpoint cross for Dzeko to volley in under the crossbar from a tight angle.It was a really lovely cross and I scored an even lovelier goal,Ž Dzeko said. Lets say its among the top three goals in my career.ŽDzeko had hit the upright twice. Aleksandar Kolarov had also hit the woodwork for Roma, as had Tomas Rincon for Torino.MADRIDReal Madrid wins league opener without RonaldoGareth Bale is doing his part to help Real Madrid get over Cristiano Ron-aldos departure.Bale scored in Madrids Spanish league opener and set up the other goal in a 2-0 win over Getafe on Sunday.Dani Carvajal also scored for Madrid, which for the first time in nearly a decade started its league campaign without Ronaldo, the clubs greatest goal-scorer.Bale, who hadnt played much while Ronaldo was still on the team before he moved to Juventus in the offseason, scored in the 51st minute with a shot from inside the area after a well-placed cross by Marco Asensio.Bale had already struck the crossbar with a 16th-minute header, and a few minutes later he provided the cross that led to Carvajals goal after Getafe goal-keeper David Soria failed to fully clear the ball. The Associated Press PRO FOOTBALL NFL PRESEASONAll times EasternAMERICAN CONFERENCEEAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 2 0 0 1.000 63 37 Buffalo 1 1 0 .500 42 45 N.Y. Jets 1 1 0 .500 30 15 Miami 0 2 0 .000 44 53 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 2 0 0 1.000 33 23 Indianapolis 1 0 0 1.000 19 17 Jacksonville 1 1 0 .500 34 34 Tennessee 0 2 0 .000 31 61 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Baltimore 2 0 0 1.000 50 23 Cincinnati 2 0 0 1.000 51 40 Cleveland 1 1 0 .500 37 29 Pittsburgh 1 1 0 .500 65 65 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA L.A. Chargers 1 1 0 .500 41 38 Oakland 1 1 0 .500 31 29 Kansas City 1 1 0 .500 38 31 Denver 0 2 0 .000 51 66 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA N.Y. Giants 1 1 0 .500 40 37 Washington 1 1 0 .500 32 39 Dallas 0 2 0 .000 34 45 Philadelphia 0 2 0 .000 34 68 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Carolina 2 0 0 1.000 55 43 Tampa Bay 2 0 0 1.000 56 38 New Orleans 1 1 0 .500 39 40 Atlanta 0 2 0 .000 14 45 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Green Bay 2 0 0 1.000 82 51 Minnesota 1 1 0 .500 52 42 Chicago 1 2 0 .333 67 70 Detroit 0 2 0 .000 27 46 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Arizona 2 0 0 1.000 44 32 San Francisco 1 1 0 .500 37 37 L.A. Rams 1 1 0 .500 26 48 Seattle 0 2 0 .000 31 43WEEK 2 Aug. 16New England 37, Philadelphia 20 Washington 15, N.Y. Jets 13 Green Bay 51, Pittsburgh 34Aug. 17N.Y. Giants 30, Detroit 17 Kansas City 28, Atlanta 14 Buffalo 19, Cleveland 17 Carolina 27, Miami 20 Arizona 20, New Orleans 15Saturdays GamesJacksonville 14, Minnesota 10 L.A. Rams 19, Oakland 15 Cincinnati 21, Dallas 13 Tampa Bay 30, Tennessee 14 Houston 16, San Francisco 13 Chicago 24, Denver 23 L.A. Chargers 24, Seattle 14Todays GameBaltimore at Indianapolis, 8 p.m.WEEK 3 Thursdays GamePhiladelphia at Cleveland, 8 p.m.Fridays GameNew England at Carolina, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. Green Bay at Oakland, 10:30 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 25Kansas City at Chicago, 1 p.m. Houston at L.A. Rams, 4 p.m. Tennessee at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. San Francisco at Indianapolis, 4:30 p.m. Atlanta at Jacksonville, 7 p.m. Baltimore at Miami, 7 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Chargers, 8 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 26Cincinnati at Buffalo, 4 p.m. Arizona at Dallas, 8 p.m. GOLF PGA TOURWYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIPSundays leaders at Sedgw“ eld Country Club, Greensboro, N.C Purse: $6 million. Yardage: 7,127; Par: 70 (35-35)FinalBrandt Snedeker (500), $1,080,000 59-67-68-65„259 C.T. Pan (245), $528,000 65-64-67-66„262 Webb Simpson (245), $528,000 66-68-66-62„262 Jim Furyk (123), $264,000 65-68-67-63„263 D.A. Points (123), $264,000 64-64-68-67„263 Brian Gay (95), $208,500 70-63-62-69„264 Ryan Moore (95), $208,500 63-70-64-67„264 Ryan Armour (80), $174,000 65-68-67-65„265 David Hearn (80), $174,000 64-67-64-70„265 Nick Taylor (80), $174,000 65-67-70-63„265 Rafa Cabrera Bello (56), $112,000 68-69-65-64„266 Harris English (56), $112,000 66-65-67-68„266 Billy Horschel (56), $112,000 66-68-67-65„266 Chris Kirk (56), $112,000 69-65-68-64„266 Hideki Matsuyama (56), $112,000 69-68-64-65„266 John Oda, $112,000 63-70-67-66„266 Brett Stegmaier (56), $112,000 64-67-67-68„266 Michael Thompson (56), $112,000 66-70-63-67„266 Kevin Tway (56), $112,000 67-69-65-65„266 Brice Garnett (42), $69,900 65-68-69-65„267 Doug Ghim, $69,900 68-64-69-66„267 Tom Hoge (42), $69,900 69-66-66-66„267 Henrik Stenson (42), $69,900 68-65-70-64„267 Abraham Ancer (31), $45,400 64-69-64-71„268 Aaron Baddeley (31), $45,400 65-67-70-66„268 Jonathan Byrd (31), $45,400 64-68-67-69„268 Sergio Garcia (31), $45,400 66-65-67-70„268 Danny Lee (31), $45,400 68-69-67-64„268 Jamie Lovemark (31), $45,400 66-70-64-68„268 Peter Malnati (31), $45,400 66-65-71-66„268 Patrick Rodgers (31), $45,400 68-67-67-66„268 Shawn Stefani (31), $45,400 68-68-66-66„268 Joaquin Niemann, $33,900 68-69-66-66„269 Cameron Percy (22), $33,900 67-67-70-65„269 Johnson Wagner (22), $33,900 70-66-67-66„269 Jonas Blixt (18), $28,260 69-68-67-66„270 Matthew Fitzpatrick, $28,260 70-67-65-68„270 Denny McCarthy (18), $28,260 66-67-67-70„270 Dylan Meyer, $28,260 67-68-69-66„270 Trey Mullinax (18), $28,260 67-65-68-70„270 Blayne Barber (14), $22,800 68-69-69-65„271 Billy Hurley III (14), $22,800 68-69-68-66„271 Keith Mitchell (14), $22,800 65-66-69-71„271 Julian Suri, $22,800 71-66-71-63„271 Sangmoon Bae (9), $16,515 67-67-66-72„272 Corey Conners (9), $16,515 65-69-70-68„272 Bill Haas (9), $16,515 69-68-68-67„272 Chesson Hadley (9), $16,515 68-68-69-67„272 Martin Laird (9), $16,515 69-66-65-72„272 Scott Piercy (9), $16,515 70-67-66-69„272 Sam Ryder (9), $16,515 72-64-69-67„272 Sam Saunders (9), $16,515 66-70-67-69„272 Roberto Daz (6), $13,890 68-69-67-69„273 Sung Kang (6), $13,890 65-69-69-70„273 Harold Varner III (6), $13,890 66-69-69-69„273 Richy Werenski (6), $13,890 68-69-72-64„273 Ryan Blaum (5), $13,140 67-66-69-72„274 Scott Brown (5), $13,140 68-65-70-71„274 Lanto Grif“ n (5), $13,140 69-68-68-69„274 Jason Kokrak (5), $13,140 69-68-71-66„274 Graeme McDowell (5), $13,140 70-67-70-67„274 William McGirt (5), $13,140 69-68-67-70„274 Rory Sabbatini (5), $13,140 69-67-64-74„274 Ollie Schniederjans (5), $13,140 64-73-70-67„274 Martin Flores (4), $12,600 64-73-69-69„275 Jason Dufner (4), $12,300 66-68-72-70„276 Mackenzie Hughes (4), $12,300 68-68-67-73„276 Conrad Shindler (4), $12,300 69-68-73-66„276 Hudson Swafford (4), $12,300 67-70-66-73„276 Ricky Barnes (3), $11,880 66-70-70-71„277 Stephan Jaeger (3), $11,880 67-68-71-71„277 Xinjun Zhang (3), $11,880 68-67-72-70„277LPGA TOURINDY WOMEN IN TECHSaturdays leaders at Brickyard Crossing Golf Club, Indianapolis Purse: $2 million. Yardage: 6,456; Par: 72 (36-36) (a-denotes amateur)Third RoundLizette Salas 62-69-64„195 Amy Yang 68-64-65„197 Sung Hyun Park 68-63-66„197 Lexi Thompson 68-68-64„200 Mina Harigae 69-67-65„201 Nasa Hataoka 64-69-68„201 Jin Young Ko 65-66-70„201 Angel Yin 64-69-69„202 Brianna Do 66-70-67„203 Danielle Kang 65-68-70„203 Marina Alex 68-70-66„204 Hannah Green 69-67-68„204 Ariya Jutanugarn 70-65-69„204 Jennifer Song 68-67-69„204 Mi Hyang Lee 66-69-69„204 Thidapa Suwannapura 67-67-70„204 Bronte Law 69-69-67„205 Chella Choi 68-70-67„205 Lydia Ko 66-71-68„205 Cristie Kerr 69-67-69„205 Eun-Hee Ji 71-69-66„206 So Yeon Ryu 68-71-67„206 Wichanee Meechai 70-68-68„206 Wei-Ling Hsu 67-71-68„206 Emma Talley 70-67-69„206 Madeleine Sheils 67-70-69„206 Caroline Hedwall 65-68-73„206 Jenny Shin 72-68-67„207 Brittany Lang 69-71-67„207 Brooke M. Henderson 70-69-68„207 Jeong Eun Lee 70-69-68„207 Caroline Inglis 69-70-68„207 Shanshan Feng 69-70-68„207 Angela Stanford 68-71-68„207 Jane Park 65-74-68„207 Jessica Korda 71-67-69„207 Sandra Gal 70-68-69„207 Haeji Kang 71-66-70„207 Cindy LaCrosse 70-67-70„207 Paula Reto 69-68-70„207 Jackie Stoelting 70-66-71„207 Beatriz Recari 69-70-69„208 Anne-Catherine Tanguay 68-70-70„208 Alena Sharp 67-71-70„208 Austin Ernst 68-68-72„208 Pernilla Lindberg 67-69-72„208 Ashleigh Buhai 66-70-72„208 Moriya Jutanugarn 68-72-69„209 Katherine Kirk 71-68-70„209 Morgan Pressel 70-69-70„209 Caroline Masson 69-70-70„209 Jaye Marie Green 70-68-71„209 Candie Kung 70-68-71„209 Yu Liu 69-69-71„209 Sophia Popov 70-67-72„209 Maria Torres 68-69-72„209 Katelyn Dambaugh 69-67-73„209 Lindy Duncan 70-70-70„210 Jacqui Concolino 70-69-71„210 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 70-69-71„210 Mariah Stackhouse 66-72-72„210 Kris Tamulis 69-68-73„210 Carlota Ciganda 66-70-74„210 Julieta Granada 68-71-72„211 Brittany Altomare 70-69-73„212 Nicole Broch Larsen 67-73-73„213 Azahara Munoz 70-69-74„213 a-Erica Shepherd 71-67-75„213 Camilla Lennarth 70-68-75„213 Dori Carter 72-68-74„214 Annie Park 70-70-74„214 Peiyun Chien 72-68-75„215 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 70-70-77„217 (Results from the “ nal round on Sunday were not available at press time.)PGA CHAMPIONS TOURDICKS SPORTING GOODS OPENSundays leaders at En-Joie Golf Club, Endicott, N.Y. Purse: $2.05 million; Yardage: 6,994; Par: 72 (35-37)FinalBart Bryant, $307,500 68-67-65„200 Michael Bradley, $180,400 65-68-68„201 Marco Dawson, $135,300 65-70-68„203 Tom Gillis, $135,300 67-69-67„203 Paul Goydos, $84,733 69-70-65„204 Mark Calcavecchia, $84,733 68-69-67„204 Kenny Perry, $84,733 68-69-67„204 Woody Austin, $61,500 66-71-68„205 Joe Durant, $61,500 70-70-65„205 Billy Andrade, $47,150 68-72-66„206 Bernhard Langer, $47,150 70-69-67„206 Jeff Sluman, $47,150 69-70-67„206 Rod Spittle, $47,150 70-69-67„206 Paul Broadhurst, $34,850 68-71-68„207 Clark Dennis, $34,850 66-70-71„207 Bob Estes, $34,850 67-71-69„207 Lee Janzen, $34,850 70-69-68„207 Ken Tanigawa, $34,850 71-67-69„207 Duffy Waldorf, $24,249 73-69-66„208 Glen Day, $24,249 69-70-69„208 Steve Flesch, $24,249 71-69-68„208 Doug Garwood, $24,249 64-73-71„208 Jay Haas, $24,249 68-71-69„208 Jerry Haas, $24,249 69-68-71„208 Scott Parel, $24,249 69-68-71„208 Gibby Gilbert III, $19,475 74-69-66„209 Tommy Armour III, $17,425 71-71-68„210 Gene Sauers, $17,425 70-68-72„210 Wes Short, Jr., $17,425 71-65-74„210 Kevin Sutherland, $17,425 72-71-67„210 Kent Jones, $13,838 69-71-71„211 Skip Kendall, $13,838 68-74-69„211 Neal Lancaster, $13,838 71-72-68„211 Billy Mayfair, $13,838 72-75-64„211 Scott McCarron, $13,838 72-71-68„211 Jerry Smith, $13,838 73-70-68„211 Stephen Ames, $10,455 71-70-71„212 Olin Browne, $10,455 73-69-70„212 Dan Forsman, $10,455 73-70-69„212 David Frost, $10,455 71-71-70„212 Todd Hamilton, $10,455 73-72-67„212 Miguel Angel Jimnez, $10,455 70-76-66„212 Tommy Tolles, $10,455 74-68-70„212 Scott Dunlap, $7,585 73-72-68„213 Larry Mize, $7,585 69-72-72„213 Steve Pate, $7,585 73-73-67„213 Fran Quinn, $7,585 68-70-75„213 Loren Roberts, $7,585 72-70-71„213 Joey Sindelar, $7,585 71-73-69„213 Willie Wood, $7,585 71-68-74„213 John Huston, $5,381 69-76-69„214 Jeff Maggert, $5,381 70-72-72„214 Colin Montgomerie, $5,381 75-71-68„214 Mark Walker, $5,381 73-72-69„214 Carlos Franco, $4,613 70-72-73„215 David McKenzie, $4,613 72-75-68„215 Tom Byrum, $4,100 71-70-75„216 Mike Goodes, $4,100 72-74-70„216 Dudley Hart, $4,100 75-70-71„216 Blaine McCallister, $3,690 73-71-73„217 Esteban Toledo, $3,485 75-74-69„218 Robert Gamez, $3,280 70-74-75„219 Spike McRoy, $2,973 74-70-76„220 Jesper Parnevik, $2,973 72-78-70„220 Brad Bryant, $2,665 73-77-71„221 Jay Don Blake, $2,255 73-74-75„222 Gary Hallberg, $2,255 75-73-74„222 Scott Hoch, $2,255 74-74-74„222 Mark Brooks, $1,927 74-76-73„223 Steve Jones, $1,804 68-80-76„224 David Eger, $1,620 77-73-76„226 Tom Kite, $1,620 82-74-70„226 R.W. Eaks, $1,435 77-74-76„227 Ken Green, $1,353 81-78-80„239 Gibby Gilbert, $1,271 78-82-83„243EUROPEAN TOURNORDEA MASTERSSundays leaders at Hills GC, Gothenburg, Sweden Purse: $1.7 million. Yardage: 7,169; Par: 71Finalx-won on “ rst playoff hole x-Paul Waring, England 66-63-69-68„266 Thomas Aiken, South Africa 66-65-67-68„266 Maximilian Kiefer, Germany 68-68-66-65„267 Thorbjorn Oleson, Denmark 68-66-67-67„268 Lucas Herbert, Australia 66-68-69-66„269 Jazz Janewattananond, Thailand 67-68-72-64„271 Andrea Pavan, Italy 69-66-72-64„271 Haydn Porteous, South Africa 72-67-67-65„271 Robert Rock, England 70-69-65-67„271 Andrew Johnston, England 70-68-68-66„272 Lee Slattery, England 64-69-70-69„272 Matthew Southgate, England 67-73-65-67„272 Adam Bland, Australia 67-67-69-70„273 Johan Carlsson, Sweden 70-68-68-67„273 Thomas Detry, Belgium 66-72-68-67„273 Sebastien Gros, France 71-64-69-69„273AlsoHunter Stewart, United States 65-68-74-69„276 Paul Peterson, United States 69-71-71-69„280 Martin Kaymer, Germany 67-67-75-73„282WEB.COM TOURPORTLAND OPENSaturdays leaders at Pumpkin Ridge GC (Witch Hollow), North Plains, Ore. Purse: $800,000. Yardage: 7,109; Par: 71 (36-35)Third RoundSungjae Im 65-66-68„199 Derek Ernst 61-67-73„201 Roland Thatcher 68-69-65„202 Jimmy Stanger 68-67-68„203 Kevin Dougherty 67-67-69„203 Curtis Luck 71-67-66„204 John Chin 66-69-69„204 Taylor Moore 63-68-73„204 Brandon Crick 69-69-67„205 Jim Knous 70-67-68„205 Erik Compton 66-68-71„205 Albin Choi 71-69-66„206 Marcelo Rozo 69-70-67„206 Henrik Norlander 68-70-68„206 Chad Ramey 66-72-68„206 Justin Lower 67-71-68„206 Ryan McCormick 67-71-68„206 Julian Etulain 66-71-69„206 Mark Hubbard 66-70-70„206 Chris Thompson 71-69-67„207 Matt Harmon 69-70-68„207 Sepp Straka 65-73-69„207 Luke Guthrie 69-68-70„207 Trevor Cone 67-68-72„207 Hank Lebioda 69-66-72„207 Adam Long 69-66-72„207 Fernando Mechereffe 64-68-75„207 Nick Rousey 71-69-68„208 Carlos Ortiz 68-71-69„208 Matthew NeSmith 70-69-69„208 Armando Favela 69-70-69„208 Brandon Matthews 69-70-69„208 Mark Blake“ eld 70-69-69„208 Brock Mackenzie 72-66-70„208 Tim Wilkinson 71-67-70„208 Sean Kelly 66-70-72„208 Jimmy Gunn 64-71-73„208 Dawie van der Walt 71-69-69„209 Brady Schnell 70-68-71„209 Lee McCoy 69-68-72„209 Cameron Davis 67-70-72„209 Ryan Brehm 70-67-72„209 Willy Wilcox 67-69-73„209 Max Marsico 74-66-70„210 Chase Wright 74-66-70„210 Roberto Castro 69-70-71„210 Alex Prugh 68-71-71„210 Jonathan Hodge 67-72-71„210 Michael Arnaud 67-71-72„210 Christian Brand 71-66-73„210 Rico Hoey 69-68-73„210 Nick Hardy 69-71-71„211 Carlos Sainz Jr 71-69-71„211 Max Homa 74-66-71„211 Mark Baldwin 70-69-72„211 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 65-73-73„211 Seth Reeves 70-68-73„211 Kyle Reifers 68-70-73„211 Wes Roach 68-72-72„212 Steven Ihm 71-69-72„212 Max Rottluff 71-69-72„212 Ryan Yip 66-74-72„212 Joseph Bramlett 70-70-72„212 Josh Teater 70-65-77„212 J.T. Grif“ n 70-70-73„213 Andrew Svoboda 70-67-76„213 Sebastian Munoz 70-69-75„214 Tom Whitney 69-69-80„218 Chip Lynn 70-69-82„221 (Results from the “ nal round on Sunday were not available at press time.)UNITED STATS GOLF ASSOCIATIONU.S. AMATEURSunday at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif. Yardage: 7,075; Par: 71 (35-36)Championship (36 holes)Viktor Hovland, Norway, def. Devon Bling, Ridgecrest, Calif., 6 and 5. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 15 4 6 51 53 29 New York Red Bulls 15 6 3 48 47 25 New York City FC 14 6 5 47 48 33 Columbus 11 8 6 39 32 32 Philadelphia 10 11 3 33 34 39 Montreal 10 13 3 33 33 42 New England 7 8 8 29 38 38 D.C. United 6 9 6 24 37 39 Toronto FC 6 12 6 24 40 45 Orlando City 7 15 2 23 37 57 Chicago 6 15 5 23 36 51 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 13 5 6 45 39 30 Sporting Kansas City 12 6 6 42 45 30 Los Angeles FC 11 7 6 39 47 39 Real Salt Lake 11 10 5 38 36 44 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 9 7 37 48 47 Portland 10 6 7 37 35 34 Seattle 10 9 5 35 31 26 Vancouver 9 9 7 34 40 49 Minnesota United 9 14 2 29 38 50 Houston 7 11 6 27 40 36 Colorado 6 12 6 24 31 40 San Jose 3 13 8 17 34 44 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieSaturdays GamesSeattle 5, Los Angeles Galaxy 0 New York 2, Vancouver 2, tie Philadelphia 2, New York City FC 0 Montreal 2, Chicago 1 Sporting Kansas City 3, Portland 0 Real Salt Lake 2, Houston 1 Toronto FC 1, San Jose 1, tie FC Dallas 2, Minnesota United 0Sundays GamesAtlanta United FC 3, Columbus 1 New England at D.C. United, late Colorado at Los Angeles FC, lateWednesdays GameNew York Red Bulls at New York City FC, 7 p.m.Thursdays GamesColumbus at Chicago, 7 p.m. FC Dallas at Houston, 9 p.m.Fridays GamesAtlanta United FC at Orlando City, 8 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Los Angeles Galaxy, 10:30 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 25New England at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Montreal at Toronto FC, 8 p.m. Minnesota United at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Colorado, 9 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose, 10 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 26D.C. United at New York, 7 p.m. Seattle at Portland, 9:30 p.m.U.S. OPEN CUPAll times Eastern CHAMPIONSHIP Wednesday, Sept. 26Philadelphia Union (MLS) at Houston Dynamo (MLS), 7 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 16 1 5 53 47 16 Seattle 10 4 7 37 23 15 Portland 9 6 6 33 34 26 Chicago 7 4 10 31 29 25 Orlando 8 8 6 30 29 33 Utah 7 7 8 29 19 22 Houston 8 8 5 29 29 31 Washington 2 15 4 10 11 32 Sky Blue FC 0 14 5 5 17 38 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Aug. 17Houston 4, Washington 0Saturdays GamesUtah 2, Sky Blue FC 2, tie Orlando 0, North Carolina 0 (susp.) Chicago 2, Portland 2Sundays GameNorth Carolina 3, Orlando 0 (comp. susp.)Tuesdays GameHouston at Seattle, 10:30 p.mWednesdays GamesUtah at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Sky Blue FC at Portland, 11 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 25North Carolina at Seattle, 4 p.m. Chicago at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Washington, 8 p.m. Sky Blue FC at Houston, 8:30 p.m. TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueDETROIT TIGERS „ Recalled LHP Daniel Stumpf from Toledo (IL). Designated RHP Zach McAllister for assignment. MINNESOTA TWINS „ Placed RHP Ervin Santana on the 10-day DL. Reinstated OF Robbie Grossman from the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Alan Busenitz from Rochester (IL). Assigned OF Johnny Field to Rochester. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Placed RHP Marcus Stroman on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Thursday, Aug. 16. Recalled LHP Thomas Pannone from Buffalo (IL). Purchased the contract of RHP Justin Shafer from Buffalo. Optioned LHP Luis Santos was optioned to Buffalo. Transferred RHP Aaron Sanchez to the 60-day DL.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Activated RHP Matt Larkins. Placed LHP Hector Silvestre on the inactive list.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueCINCINNATI BENGALS „ Released S George Iloka. DETROIT LIONS „ Signed S Marcus Cromartie. Waived-injured S Stefan McClure. GREEN BAY PACKERS „ Signed RB Bronson Hill. Activated LB Nick Perry from PUP list. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS „ Signed CB Orlando Scandrick to a one-year contract. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS „ Placed DB Jaylen Watkins on injured reserve. Claimed S Micah Hanneman off waivers from Cleveland. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS „ Claimed DT Adam Reth off waivers from Philadelphia. Waived-injured DT Drew Iddings.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueEDMONTON OILERS „ Signed F Scottie Upshall to a professional tryout contract. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Pittsburgh -117 Atlanta +107 at New York -122 San Francisco +112 at Milwaukee -185 Cincinnati +170 at Los Angeles -156 St. Louis +146American Leagueat Minnesota -159 Chicago +149 at Toronto -163 Baltimore +153 at Tampa Bay Off Kansas City Off at Boston -108 Cleveland -102 at Oakland Off Texas Off Houston -171 at Seattle +159COLLEGE FOOTBALL SaturdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Wyoming +1 4 46 at NMSU at Colorado St. 14 14 58 HawaiiNFL PRESEASON TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Indianapolis Pk Pk 43 BaltimoreUpdated odds available at AUTO RACING NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPBASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACESaturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn. Lap length: 0.533 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (9) Kurt Busch, Ford, 500 laps, 46 points. 2. (1) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 5048. 3. (2) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 500, 50. 4. (19) Joey Logano, Ford, 500, 45. 5. (14) Erik Jones, Toyota, 500, 39. 6. (16) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 500, 44. 7. (10) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 500, 46. 8. (22) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 500, 30. 9. (13) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 500, 32. 10. (6) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 500, 36. 11. (23) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 500, 26. 12. (24) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 500, 25. 13. (18) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 500, 24. 14. (7) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 500, 23. 15. (26) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 500, 22. 16. (11) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 499, 21. 17. (15) David Ragan, Ford, 499, 20. 18. (21) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 499, 19. 19. (28) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 499, 18. 20. (3) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 497, 17. 21. (32) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 496, 16. 22. (29) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 496, 15. 23. (5) William Byron, Chevrolet, 496, 14. 24. (12) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford, 495, 13. 25. (39) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 493, 12. 26. (35) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 492, 0. 27. (40) Blake Jones, Toyota, 485, 10. 28. (37) Timmy Hill, Ford, 481, 0. 29. (20) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 435, 8. 30. (17) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, accident, 431, 7. 31. (8) Aric Almirola, Ford, 428, 19. 32. (34) JJ Yeley, Toyota, accident, 423, 0. 33. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, accident, 338, 4. 34. (30) Corey Lajoie, Chevrolet, electrical, 234, 3. 35. (33) Jesse Little, Toyota, accident, 59, 0. 36. (4) Paul Menard, Ford, accident, 28, 1. 37. (31) Michael McDowell, Ford, accident, 10, 1. 38. (27) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, accident, 3, 1. 39. (25) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, accident, 1, 1. 40. (38) Gray Gaulding, Chevrolet, accident, 1, 1.Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Winner: 89.543 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 58 minutes, 35 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.367 seconds. Caution Flags: 9 for 70 laps. Lead Changes: 19 among 9 drivers. Lap Leaders: K.Larson 1-13; K.Harvick 14-15; K.Larson 16; R.Blaney 17-62; K.Larson 63; R.Blaney 64-130; A.Almirola 131; K.Harvick 132-137; C.Elliott 138-191; R.Blaney 192-199; A.Almirola 200; J.Logano 201-254; K.Larson 255; J.Logano 256-296; C.Elliott 297-354; K.Larson 355; C.Bowyer 356-441; R.Newman 442; C.Bowyer 443-476; Ku.Busch 477-500 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): R.Blaney, 3 times for 118 laps; C.Bowyer, 2 times for 118 laps; C.Elliott, 2 times for 110 laps; J.Logano, 2 times for 93 laps; Ku.Busch, 1 time for 23 laps; K.Larson, 5 times for 12 laps; K.Harvick, 2 times for 6 laps; A.Almirola, 2 times for 0 laps; R.Newman, 1 time for 0 laps.VERIZON INDYCARABC SUPPLY 500 LINEUPLineup after Saturday qualifying for Sundays race at Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa. Lap length: 2.500 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (12) Will Power, Dallara-Chevrolet, 219.511 mph. 2. (1) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Chevrolet, 218.802. 3. (27) Alexander Rossi, Dallara-Honda, 218.758. 4. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 217.806. 5. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Chevrolet, 217.769. 6. (6) Robert Wickens, Dallara-Honda, 217.612. 7. (26) Zach Veach, Dallara-Honda, 217.587. 8. (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Honda, 217.296. 9. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 217.009. 10. (30) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 216.863. 11. (98) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 216.658. 12. (10) Ed Jones, Dallara-Honda, 216.547. 13. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 216.410. 14. (14) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevrolet, 216.328. 15. (20) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Chevrolet, 216.025. 16. (21) Spencer Pigot, Dallara-Chevrolet, 215.177. 17. (19) Pietro Fittipaldi, Dallara-Honda, 214.336. 18. (15) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 214.225. 19. (23) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Chevrolet, 211.919. 20. (4) Matheus Leist, Dallara-Chevrolet, 211.696. 21. (59) Max Chilton, Dallara-Chevrolet, 209.599. 22. (88) Conor Daly, Dallara-Chevrolet, 208.951. PRO BASKETBALL WNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT. GB x-Atlanta 22 11 .667 „ x-Washington 22 11 .667 „ x-Connecticut 21 13 .618 1 Chicago 13 20 .394 9 New York 7 26 .212 15 Indiana 5 28 .152 17WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT. GB x-Seattle 25 8 .758 „ x-Phoenix 19 14 .576 6 x-Los Angeles 19 15 .559 6 x-Minnesota 17 16 .515 8 x-Dallas 15 18 .455 10 Las Vegas 14 19 .424 11 x-clinched playoff spotSaturdays GameChicago 115, Indiana 106, 2OTSundays GamesConnecticut 89, Los Angeles 86 Atlanta at Las Vegas, late New York at Phoenix, late Indiana at Chicago, late Dallas at Seattle, late Washington at Minnesota, lateTodays GamesNone scheduledTuesdays GamesNone scheduled

PAGE 13 | Monday, August 20, 2018 B3By Steven WineAP Sports WriterDAVIE „ Adam Gase says the Miami Dolphins run defense will be better than last year. The preseason says otherwise.Miami has allowed 299 yards rushing in the first two exhibition games. That includes 226 yards Friday at Carolina, and 71 on one play „ a touchdown run by Christian McCaffrey on the second snap of the night.The leaky ground defense is especially worrisome because the same problem contributed greatly to a 6-10 finish in 2017. The Dolphins gave up over 170 yards rushing three times during a five-game losing streak that sent the season south.Despite evidence to the contrary, Gase says his run defense is improved.I can see how its starting to come together,Ž he said Sunday. Clean up some of the mis-takes, and well be all right,Ž middle linebacker Raekwon McMillan said.The front seven is still adjusting to the loss of five-time Pro Bowl tackle Ndamukong Suh, who was cut when his enormous contract became too burdensome. Last week the Dolphins signaled theyre struggling to replace Suh when they signed veteran Kendall Langford, who had been out of the NFL since early November.Langford was rushed into action at Carolina. He played 18 snaps, made no assignment mistakes and is in excellent shape, Gase said.Langford joins a group of tackles that also includes veteran newcomer Akeem Spence, perennial underachiever Jordan Phillips and two players taken on the final day of the 2017 draft, Davon Godchaux and Vincent Taylor. New defensive line coach Kris Kocurek plans a heavy rota-tion to keep everyone fresh.The defensive lineman making the biggest impact so far is former Pro Bowl end Robert Quinn, an offseason acquisition who had two sacks at Carolina. He had 19 sacks with the Rams in 2013.Hopefully I can get back to those good numbers,Ž Quinn said. Thats kind of my mindset „ to break records and do something extreme.ŽOverall, Gase said, the remaking of the front four is on schedule.I like where our d-line is,Ž the coach said. Weve just got to make sure we do a better job of fitting the runs right, but theyre attacking.ŽThere are fresh faces at linebacker, too, and both are youngsters from Ohio State. McMillan is starting in the middle after missing all of his rookie season in 2017 because of a knee injury. Rookie Jerome Baker, a third-round pick, is the front-runner to start on the outside opposite veteran Kiko Alonso.McMillan and Baker are two big reasons Gase remains optimistic about the direction of the run defense.Well get those guys up to speed,Ž Gase said. Theyll be doing it right once we hit the first week. We have ath-letic guys in that second level. Well give them opportunities to make plays, and theyll make them.ŽMcMillan and Baker were nowhere to be found on McCaffreys long run, however, and defensive backs Bobby McCain and T.J. McDonald took bad angles.We had two guys get too aggressive in the secondary,Ž Gase said.Such mistakes are correct-able, the coach said. He has less than three weeks to fix them.Run defense looks shaky for DolphinsCarolinas Elijah Hood (30) runs past Miamis Claudy Mathieu (60) for a touchdown in the second half of a preseason game in Charlotte, N.C., on Friday. [AP PHOTO/MIKE MCCARN] Kiffin, who spent the pre-vious three seasons with Nick Saban at Alabama, had a simi-lar impression about a league that had 10 bowl-eligible teams and sent nine to postseason games (only the SEC and ACC has more).Especially (when) youve got some games where theyre basically assuming that youre going to lose early in the year, to be able to still have that many teams bowl-eligible again speaks to the play-ers, but to the coaches, too,Ž Kiffin said.Rick Stockstill is the longest-tenured C-USA coach, going into his 13th season at Middle Tennessee. This is Doc Hollidays ninth season at Marshall.Louisiana Tech has won bowl games each of the past four seasons under coach Skip Holtz, while North Texas has played in bowls both seasons since former North Carolina assistant Seth Littrell became its coach. Mike Sanford Jr. was Notre Dames offensive coordinator before going to Western Ken-tucky last year.The whole league will be watching when FAU opens at Oklahoma, the preseason favorite to win its fourth consecutive Big 12 title after being in the College Football Playoff last season. So what if the Owls could pull off an upset Sept. 1?That would do a ton for the program, and for the confer-ence, and Group of Five,Ž Kiffin said. Weve got a very tough schedule, were not putting everything into that game. Then all of a sudden you dont win that game and ... you start losing games that you should win.Ž Father-son naleMiddle Tennessee quarterback Brent Stockstill remembers being a little standoffish with the head coach when he first got to school there just to try to prove that I was there was a football player and not because of (being) his son.Ž Stockstill goes into his senior season already as the Blue Raiders career leader in touchdown passes (77) and 300-yard passing games (14).Its everything that I wanted it to be, and more,Ž said the younger Stockstill, who plans to be a coach like his dad. Weve grown closer and closer and really tried to just do it the right way and show people that its a special opportunity.ŽRick Stockstill said its hard to put into words how much hes enjoyed the time coach-ing his son. The favoritesEast Division: Florida Atlantic returns 15 starters, including running back Devin Singletary and linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair, the preseason C-USA offense and defensive players of the year. Singletary led the nation with 32 rushing touch-downs while running for 1,920 yards, and Al-Shaair had 147 tackles. The Owls will have a new starting quarterback „ former Oklahoma player Chris Robi-son or DeAndre Johnson, by way of Florida State and East Mississippi Community College.West Division: Two of the losses by North Texas last season were to FAU, and both were lopsided „ first in the regular season and then in the C-USA championship game. But the Mean Green were 7-0 against other C-USA opponents. Quarterback Mason Fine (school records of 4,052 yards passing and 31 TDs), last years C-USA offensive player of the year, is among 17 returning starters. Top tackler E.J. Ejiya is also back. FAU visits Denton on Nov. 15, about two weeks before the league championship game. New coaches Mike Bloomgren takes over at Rice as a first-time head coach after the past seven sea-sons as a Stanford assistant. The 41-year-old Bloomgren replaced two-time C-USA coach of the year David Baliff, fired after Rice finished 1-11 in his 11th season.New UTEP coach Dana Dimel was previously head coach at Wyoming (1997-99) and Houston (2000-02), and was an assistant at Kansas State, his alma mater, the past nine years. The Miners were the only Division I team that didnt win a game last season. C-USAFrom Page B1With the exception of Florida Gateway College and Pasco-Hernando State, which finished 17-7 and ranked eighth nationally in 2017, all other schools in the Sun-Lakes Conference formerly competed at the NJCAA Division I level.The biggest reason for the move (to Division II) was to be a little more com-petitive,Ž said Amanda Phelps, who is entering her third season as Lakehawks coach. For us, it was just really hard to compete at the Division I level. The funding for our program is not where it is for other schools and it was really hard to compete at the Division I level. We put up a good fight and had some really good wins last year, but I dont know if it wouldve ever put us over the edge.I think this move is a great opportunity for us and really all of the schools in the new conference.ŽLSSC is looking to build on last years 6-17 campaign. The record was somewhat deceptive, because the Lakehawks were competitive in many matches and closed out the season on a positive note, winning three of their final six contests.The Lakehawks return six players from the 2017 team and add nine freshmen to a squad that knocked off two nationally ranked programs „ Central Florida Commu-nity College (ranked 10th) and Santa Fe College (16th).Emma Gray, a former standout at First Academy of Leesburg, and Gabriela Hernandez highlight the returning veterans. Hernandez played in a team-high 81 sets as a fresh-man and Gray was on the floor for 79 sets. Gray, a 5-foot-10 outside hitter, led the Lakehawks with 212 kills in 2017, earn-ing Mid-Florida Conference honors with her play. Hernandez, a 5-foot-1 setter, paced the team with 340 assists and 41 service aces, placing her fifth on the programs all-time list.Dallas Patterson, Kameron Johnson, Jasmine Kimpel and Amanda Bereez round out the Lakehawks returning players.And while Phelps believes she has solid corps of vet-eran leaders, she convinced some of the areas top former prep standouts to stay close to home and play for LSSC. Her freshmen with Lake County ties include: Hailey Franklin, a 6-foot-1 right-side hitter from First Academy of Leesburg; Katie Carpenter, a 5-foot-6 outside hitter from Montverde Academy; and Chloe Campbell, a 5-foot-6 defen-sive specialist from Lake Minneola. Phelps is looking to direct the Lakehawks to their first winning season since 2003, when Steve Benson led the team to a 22-11 mark. Since then, the programs best record was 14-21 in 2011 with Jim Hoffman at the helm.And despite dropping down to D-II, the Lakehawks face a challenging schedule.LSSC opens the season on the road against Santa Fe on Wednesday. The Lakehawks host former Mid-Florida Conference rival Eastern Florida on Aug. 30 in their home opener.The Lakehawks open their Sun-Lakes Confer-ence schedule on Sept. 12 at home against St. Johns River State. Along with its conference and in-state road schedule, the Lakehawks put together their most ambitious road trip in years ƒ to Hickory, North Carolina, on Oct. 5-6 for four matches in the Catawba Valley Invita-tional tournament. While in North Carolina, LSSC will play two schools from South Carolina „ Bob Jones University and Spartanburg Methodist College „ along with Northern Virginia Community College from Springfield, Virginia, and Lansing (Michigan) Com-munity College.All the changes, Phelps said, were made with one goal in mind.We have high expectations this season,Ž Phelps said. We have built this program and the culture surrounding it for the last two years and now we are going to see the benefits on the court.Ž LSSCFrom Page B1Busch had been aiming to win both weekend events at Bristol. He has done that twice before, in 2010 and 2017.Even on a weekend in which he didnt post his usual results, Busch still displayed the qualities that make him one of the circuits most polarizing and powerful drivers.He dominated the Xfinity race up until his exit, then showed his frustration through his facial expressions during a brief post-race inter-view that instantly caught fire on social media. He was greeted by a chorus of boos after choosing DJ Khaleds All I Do Is WinŽ as the song to accompany his introduction Saturday, then threatened to produce one of his most unlikely wins of all.Busch likely didnt gain any more fans with his role in forcing Truex out of the race. He said afterward he meant no harm and added that he should send a cake to Truexs crew as a form of apology.Theyll probably throw that one away anyways,Ž Busch quipped, but it ruined their day from being able to get a win or even a second.ŽBusch leads the points stand-ings with two races remaining before the playoffs begin. NASCARFrom Page B1 He was never in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time in his career, but the victory gave him a huge jump on the points list. He climbed 50 spots to No. 30 on the list, after arriving at 80th „ which would have been his lowest finish.To be perfectly frank, I didnt have any chance at allŽ to win the FedEx Cup before this week, the 2012 playoff champion said. After this week, I feel like I have a chance.Ž For a while, it looked like it might come down to a playoff between Pan and Snede-ker, who were even at 20 under entering Pans final hole. But the 26-year-old from Taiwan ran into big trouble: Pan shanked his tee shot out of bounds off a cart path down the right side of the fairway and needed four shots, including the penalty stroke, to reach the green on the par 4. Pan said he heard a couple noises in my head which caused me to hit a bad shot. Its my fault.Ž he said. With the victory seemingly inevitable, Snedeker sank a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th to end it, making him the 10th player to win in Greensboro multiple times. His victory here in 2007 was the first of his career, and this time he finished one stroke shy of Henrik Stensons year-old tournament record. GOLFFrom Page B1


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LOSANGELESIPHRERBBSONPERA Kershaw,W,6-574 111788 2.40 Hudson11 000218 3.83 Rosscup10 00039 6.75 S EATTLEIPHRERBBSONPERA Elias,L,2-137 552284 4.18 Bradford34 322166 3.23 Festa23 111041 3.38 Romine13 3300 1915.00 HBP„Romine(Machado).WP„Festa. Umpires„Home,AndyFletcherFirst,Bruce DreckmanSecond,MikeEstabrookThird, MarvinHudson. T „3:12.A„45,419(47,943).DIAMONDBACKS4,PADRES3 A RIZONAABRHBIBBSOAVG. J ayrf500000.277 Pollockcf512102.286 Peraltalf512101.300 Goldschmidt1b301021.293 Escobar3b501001.280 Descalso2b221120.254 A hmedss000000.242 Martess-2b401001.248 Mathisc403100.218 Greinkep300002.235 Zieglerp000000--b-Avilaph100000.175 Bradleyp000000--Boxbergerp000000--T OTALS37411448 S ANDIEGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. J ankowskicf-rf401000.259 Myers3b-lf312010.264 Hosmer1b412001.259 Renfroelf312300.249 Y atesp000000.000 S pangenberg2b400003.248 Reyesrf200001.222 Margotcf201000.245 Galvisss400001.235 Ellisc400001.280 Kennedyp100001.000 a-Pirelaph100001.249 S trahmp000000.000 S tammenp000000--W ingenterp000000--c-Villanuevaph-3b200002.236 T OTALS34383111 A RIZONA011000011„4110 S ANDIEGO200001000„380 a-struckoutforKennedyinthe5th.b-”ied outforZieglerinthe8th.c-struckoutfor Wingenterinthe8th. LOB„Arizona10,SanDiego6.2B„ Pollock(19),Jan kowski(11).HR„Peralta (23),offKennedyDescalso(11),off WingenterPollock(16),offYatesRenfroe (14),offGreinke.RBIs„Pollock(50),Peralta (65),Descalso(50),Mathis(18),Renfroe3 (45).SB„Myers(8).CS„Jan kowski(5). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Arizona 1(Escobar)SanDiego2(Spangenberg2). RISP„Arizona1for5SanDiego1for4. LIDP„Jay. DP„SanDiego1(Hosmer,Galvis). A RIZONAIPHRERBBSONPERA Greinke65 331797 3.06 Ziegler10 000014 4.14 Bradley,W,4-412 000225 3.39 Bxbrgr,S,28-3311 000222 3.38 S ANDIEGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Kennedy56 223486 8.36 S trahm1.21001329 2.12 S tammen,H,18.10 00005 2.74 Wingntr,BS,1-112 110013 2.84 Y ates,L,4-212 110128 1.86 Inheritedrunners-scored„Stammen1-0. HBP„Bradley(Renfroe). Umpires„Home,QuinnWolcottFirst,Sean BarberSecond,JamesHoyeThird,Eric Cooper. T „3:09.A„22,346(42,445).RANGERS4,ANGELS2LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. Calhounrf401003.224 Fletcher2b412001.270 Ohtanidh311011.268 Pujols1b400100.254 S immonsss401001.297 A rciac300000.293 W ard3b300001.286 Cowartlf300002.143 Y oungJr.cf301001.283 T OTALS31261110 T EXASABRHBIBBSOAVG. Choodh423001.285 Odor2b312410.279 A ndrusss401000.283 Mazararf401000.272 Profar3b401002.250 Gallolf200021.207 Guzman1b401001.239 Kiner-Falefac401000.268 Robinsoncf311000.189 T OTALS32411435 LOSANGELES000200000„260 T EXAS10000030X„4110 LOB„LosAngeles3,Texas7.2B„Fletcher (13),Ohtani(15),Choo(27),Profar(28). HR„Odor(15),offRamirez.RBIs„Pujols (63),Odor4(54).CS„Calhoun(2),Odor (10). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Los A ngeles1(Simmons)Texas2(Guzman, Kiner-Falefa).RISP„LosAngeles0for4 T exas2for5. Runnersmovedup„Simmons,Guzman. GIDP„Simmons,Arcia,Mazara. DP„LosAngeles1(Fletcher,Simmons, Pujols)Texas3(Kiner-Falefa,Andrus), (Gallardo,Andrus,Guzman),(Andrus,Odor, Guzman). LOSANGELESIPHRERBBSONPERA Barria57 111578 3.41 Buttrey,H,211 001024 0.00 Rmirz,L,4-4,BS,313 330020 4.72 Johnson10 001014 3.83 TEXASIPHRERBBSONPERA Gallardo66 221690 6.06 Moore,W,3-610 000110 6.99 Gearrin,H,910 000212 3.61 Leclerc,S,5-910 000181.93 Umpires„Home,ChrisConroyFirst,Vic CarapazzaSecond,CBBucknorThird, FieldinCulbreth. T„2:35.A„26,681(49,115).TWINS5,TIGERS4DETROITABRHBIBBSOAVG. Candelario3b411011.226 Iglesiasss311020.265 Castellanosrf411010.290 Goodrum2b400112.230 Martinezdh411001.248 Adduci1b403201.291 Mahtooklf300011.184 McCannc400001.224 Gerbercf300003.105 a-Reyesph101000.227 TOTALS34483610 MINNESOTAABRHBIBBSOAVG Mauerdh400002.276 Rosariolf311201.294 Polancoss401100.280 Sano3b300011.224 Keplercf311110.234 Forsythe2b300010.244 Caverf311102.275 Garverc311000.257 Austin1b312000.250 1-Adrianzapr-1b000000.242 TOTALS2957536 DETROIT010003000„481 MINNESOTA00220001X„570 a-singledforGerberinthe9th. 1-ranforAustininthe7th. E„Goodrum(10).LOB„Detroit9,Minnesota 4.2B„Candelario(22),Martinez(17), Adduci(4),Polanco(11).HR„Kepler(16), offReiningerCave(5),offReiningerRosario (22),offWilson.RBIs„Goodrum(41), Adduci2(9),Rosario2(71),Polanco(21), Kepler(45),Cave(23).CS„Adrianza(1). SF„Rosario. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Detroit5 (Castellanos,Goodrum2,McCann,Gerber) Minnesota1(Sano).RISP„Detroit2for10 Minnesota1for4. Runnersmovedup„Martinez,Candelario, Castellanos,Mauer.GIDP„Martinez, Forsythe. DP„Detroit2(McCann,Iglesias), (Candelario,Adduci)Minnesota1(Forsythe, Polanco,Austin). DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Farmer2.12 221241 4.47 Reininger1.23 220030 8.18 Stumpf20 001327 6.59 Wilson,L,1-41.12 111133 4.04 Coleman.20 00002 3.52 MINNESOTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Odorizzi54 442799 4.55 Magill,BS,1-122 002239 3.68 Rogers.21 000011 3.51 Hldnbrgr,W,3-31.11 002129 4.48 Odorizzipitchedto3battersinthe6th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Reininger2-2, Coleman2-0,Magill3-3,Hildenberger1-0. Umpires„Home,JohnLibkaFirst,Manny GonzalezSecond,LazDiazThird,Jeff Nelson. T„3:16.A„27,917(38,649).WHITESOX7,ROYALS6KANSASCITYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Merri“eld2b512300.303 Gordondh411112.238 Perezc500005.235 Bonifaciolf413001.225 OHearn1b411201.189 Herrerarf310012.243 Dozier3b411002.213 Phillipscf300012.211 Mondesiss401001.261 TOTALS36696316 CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG Moncada2b400002.217 Sanchez3b401001.248 Abreu1b211021.270 Palkadh411002.238 A.Garciarf321310.235 Delmonicolf411000.229 L.Garcialf000000.279 Andersonss411202.245 Narvaezc312210.282 Engelcf402001.226 TOTALS32710749 KANSASCITY060000000„690 CHICAGO00061000X„7101 E„Moncada(17).LOB„KansasCity 6,Chicago6.HR„OHearn(4),off LopezMerri“eld(8),offLopezGordon (9),offLopezA.Garcia(14),offFillmyer Anderson(16),offFillmyerNarvaez(6), offFillmyer.RBIs„Merri“eld3(43), Gordon(32),OHearn2(10),A.Garcia3 (30),Anderson2(51),Narvaez2(23).SB„ Merri“eld(27),Gordon(5).S„Moncada. Runnersleftinscoringposition„KansasCity 3(Gordon,Perez2)Chicago4(Moncada, Palka,A.Garcia2).RISP„KansasCity1for6 Chicago2for8. Runnersmovedup„Merri“eld,Palka, Sanchez,Delmonico.LIDP„Mondesi. DP„Chicago1(Anderson,Abreu). KANSASCITYIPHRERBBSONPERA Fillmyer37 661375 4.57 Flynn,L,3-432 112238 4.06 Hammel21 001430 5.99 CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Lopez26661558 4.72 Santiago,W,5-342 002666 4.78 Gomez,H,6.11 00019 6.10 Cedeno,H,6.20 000110 2.91 Avilan,H,910 000111 3.52 Vieira,H,1.10 00001 6.14 Fry,S,.2.20000211 4.15 Lopezpitchedto1batterinthe3rd. Fillmyerpitchedto6battersinthe4th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Santiago1-0, Cedeno1-0. Umpires„Home,RyanAdditonFirst,Adrian JohnsonSecond,MarkCarlsonThird,Tripp Gibson. T„3:11.A„22,033(40,615).PIRATES2,CUBS1,11INN.CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. LaStella2b-3b401011.279 Zobristrf400012.306 Baezss-2b502000.289 Rizzo1b301020.265 Happcf300003.239 EdwardsJr.p000000--Wilsonp000000.000 b-Caratiniph100001.244 Cishekp000000.167 Russellss101000.259 Schwarberlf411112.244 Contrerasc400013.269 Quintanap201001.050 Heywardcf201010.281 Bote3b400001.290 Stro pp 000000.000 d-Almoraph100001.296 Kintzlerp000000--TOTALS38181715 PITTSBURGHABRHBIBBSOAVG. Dickersonlf512002.308 Rodriguezp000000.000 Martecf401010.275 Polancorf502100.240 Freese3b400001.292 Diazc400010.288 Bell1b400010.262 Harrison2b501001.257 Hechavarriass300021.261 Taillonp200002.070 Santanap000000--a-Moranph101000.269 1-Newmanpr000000--Kelap000000--Vazquezp000000.000 c-Frazierph-lf111100.284 T OTALS3828257 CHICAGO01000000000„182 PITTSBURGH00000100001„281 Twooutswhenwinningrunscored. a-singledforSantanainthe7th.b-struck outforWilsoninthe8th.c-hitbypitchfor Vazquezinthe9th.d-struckoutforStrop inthe11th. 1-ranforMoraninthe7th. E„Baez(11),Quintana(1),Hechavarria (3).LOB„Chicago11,Pittsburgh11. 2B„Baez(33),Heyward(21),Russell(21), Marte(21),Polanco2(28),Harrison(10). HR„Schwarber(22),offTaillonFrazier(5), offKintzler.RBIs„Schwarber(50),Polanco (68),Frazier(18).SB„Baez(20).CS„Diaz (1). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Chicago5 (Happ,Bote,Caratini,Almora2)Pittsburgh 5(Freese,Bell,Harrison2,Taillon).RISP„ Chicago0for4Pittsburgh1for11. GIDP„Zobrist,Baez,Dickerson. DP„Chicago1(Baez,Zobrist,Rizzo) Pittsburgh2(Harrison,Hechavarria,Bell), (Hechavarria,Harrison,Bell). CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Quintana54 112493 4.36 EdwardsJr.1.11001023 2.41 Wilson.21 00015 3.15 Cishek10 001113 1.75 Strop21001027 2.47 Kintzler,L,.1.21 110112 3.70 PITTSBURGHIPHRERBBSONPERA Taillon65 113895 3.58 Santana10 00006 2.77 Kela11001317 3.02 Vazquez11 000217 2.77 Rdrguez,W,3-221 003237 3.06 Quintanapitchedto3battersinthe6th. Cishekpitchedto1batterinthe9th. Inheritedrunners-scored„EdwardsJr.2-0, Strop1-0.HBP„Strop2(Frazier,Freese). WP„Rodriguez. Umpires„Home,ChadFairchildFirst,Scott BarrySecond,CarlosTorresThird,Paul Nauert. T„3:41.A„24,283(38,362).BREWERS2,CARDINALS1MILWAUKEEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Yelichrf-lf301010.310 Caincf311010.302 Moustakas3b301210.255 Aguilar1b300010.277 Shaw2b401000.246 Schoop2b000000.234 Braunlf300010.250 Broxtonrf000000.186 Kratzc301000.244 Arciass411002.208 Chacinp200000.178 b-Thamesph000010.227 Jeffressp000000--d-Perezph100001.264 Haderp000000.500 TOTALS2926263 ST.LOUISABRHBIBBSOAVG. Carpenter1b401000.269 Molinac400000.275 ONeillrf400001.288 Ozunalf401002.271 DeJongss400003.239 Gyorko3b401000.252 Badercf300001.282 Garcia2b201000.228 Gantp000000.045 Cecilp000000--a-Wongph100000.240 Rossp000000.154 c-Wisdomph111100.444 Mayersp000000.000 TOTALS3115107 MILWAUKEE002000000„260 ST.LOUIS000000010„150 a-linedoutforCecilinthe5th.b-walkedfor Chacininthe7th.c-homeredforRossinthe 8th.d-struckoutforJeffressinthe9th. LOB„Milwaukee7,St.Louis5.2B„ Moustakas(26).HR„Wisdom(1),off Jeffress.RBIs„Moustakas2(74),Wisdom (2).SB„Cain(23),Arcia(5).S„Kratz,Gant. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Milwaukee 4(Aguilar,Shaw2,Perez)St.Louis2 (Molina,DeJong).RISP„Milwaukee1for8 St.Louis0for3. Runnersmovedup„Chacin,Moustakas, Carpenter.LIDP„Yelich.GIDP„Cain, Aguilar. DP„St.Louis3(DeJong,Garcia,Carpenter), (Garcia,Carpenter),(Gyorko,Garcia, Carpenter). MILWAUKEEIPHRERBBSONPERA Chacin,W,13-464 000382 3.58 Jeffress,H,1821 110232 1.38 Hader,S,10-1310 00029 1.52 ST.LOUISIPHRERBBSONPERA Gant,L,5-54.162221863.76 Cecil.20001065.33 Ross30002041 4.18 Mayers10001215 3.74 Inheritedrunners-scored„Cecil2-0.HBP„ Chacin(Garcia). Umpires„Home,RamonDeJesusFirst,Stu ScheurwaterSecond,GaryCederstrom Third,CoryBlaser. T„2:54.A„45,334(45,538).YANKEES10,BLUEJAYS2TORONTOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Martin3b401012.205 Travis2b500001.237 Grichukrf412102.227 Morales1b412100.248 Pillarcf402000.255 Hernandezdh400002.239 Jansenc301001.412 Diazss300011.253 McKinneylf401001.333 TOTALS35292210 NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hickscf321021.251 Stantondh311120.285 Andujar3b511200.299 Gregoriusss111100.270 Torreyes2b413000.329 Torres2b-ss422011.265 Bird1b411411.211 Higashiokac301201.190 Robinsonrf400000.114 Gardnerlf411000.243 TOTALS3510121064 TORONTO100001000„291 NEWYORK60000400X„10120 E„Martin(6).LOB„Toronto9,NewYork 8.2B„Grichuk(20),Pillar(32),Jansen(2), Torreyes(7).HR„Grichuk(17),offHapp Morales(14),offHappBird(11),offBorucki. RBIs„Grichuk(44),Morales(41),Stanton (80),Andujar2(65),Gregorius(74),Bird 4(35),Higashioka2(6).SB„Hicks(10), Stanton(5).CS„Pillar(2). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Toronto6 (Travis3,Pillar,Hernandez,McKinney) NewYork4(Higashioka,Robinson3).RISP„ Toronto0for9NewYork6for12. Runnersmovedup„Morales.GIDP„ Stanton,Andujar. DP„Toronto2(Diaz,Travis,Morales),(Diaz, Travis,Morales). TORONTOIPHRERBBSONPERA Borucki,L,.2.246620444.27 Biagini3.120012366.10 Shafer110011220.00 Mayza.244420275.85 Pannone1.100001194.15 Clippard110000153.63 NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPER A Happ,W,14-65.17 2218103 3.84 Holder1.20 000120 3.18 Gray22001141 5.34 Inheritedrunners-scored„Pannone2-0, Holder1-0.HBP„Shafer(Higashioka),Gray (Jansen).WP„Biagini. Umpires„Home,HunterWendelstedtFirst, JansenViscontiSecond,LarryVanover Third,DaveRackley. T„3:18.A„43,176(47,309).MARLINS12,NATIONALS1MIAMIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Ortegarf522210.317 Realmuto1b512311.293 Anderson3b510012.274 Castro2b635100.287 Deanlf612202.176 Riddless412300.231 Gallowaycf523100.333 Holadayc411011.203 Urenap500003.051 TOTALS4512171249 WASHINGTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Eatonrf401100.296 Turnerss400000.266 Harpercf300000.246 Taylorcf100001.235 Rendon3b200001.292 Difo3b100000.240 Sotolf100021.290 Murphy2b300000.300 Adams1b300000.257 Wietersc211000.234 b-Kieboomph-c100001.195 Gonzalezp000000.075 Hollandp000000--a-Reynoldsph100000.257 Milonep100000.000 TOTALS2712124 MIAMI003052110„12170 WASHINGTON001000000„122 a-groundedoutforHollandinthe5th.bstruckoutforWietersinthe8th. E„Turner(10),Harper(3).LOB„Miami11, Washington2.2B„Ortega(2),Castro2(26), Dean(1),Riddle(7),Galloway(2),Holaday (3),Eaton(10),Wieters(6).HR„Riddle (7),offMiloneRealmuto(16),offMilone Galloway(1),offMilone.RBIs„Ortega2 (3),Realmuto3(61),Castro(45),Dean2 (3),Riddle3(28),Galloway(4),Eaton(23). SB„Galloway(1).SF„Riddle.S„Gonzalez. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Miami8 (Anderson3,Dean2,Riddle,Holaday2). RISP„Miami8for16Washington1for1. MIAMIIPHRERBBSONPERA Urena,W,4-1292 1124108 4.50 WASHINGTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Gnzalz,L,7-104.210 884588 4.51 Holland.11 00019 6.53 Milone46 440375 5.81 Inheritedrunners-scored„Holland2-2. Umpires„Home,WillLittleFirst,Kerwin DanleySecond,BenMayThird,TedBarrett. T„2:40.A„31,435(41,313).ROCKIES4,BRAVES2COLORADOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Blackmoncf300011.273 LeMahieu2b411101.275 Dahlrf312011.276 Arenado3b401101.309 Storyss411102.294 Parralf401001.286 McMahon1b411002.234 Woltersc300002.156 b-Gonzalezph101100.288 Iannettac000000.218 Marquezp300000.333 Ottavinop000000--c-Desmondph100001.233 Davisp000000--TOTALS34484212 ATLANTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Acunalf400001.290 Albies2b400002.277 Freeman1b422000.321 Markakisrf301010.318 Camargo3b402202.265 Inciartecf401001.250 Culbersonss300002.288 Flowersc400001.226 Sanchezp200000.000 Biddlep000000.500 a-Duvallph100000.199 Winklerp000000.000 Brachp000000--TOTALS3326219 COLORADO012000001„481 ATLANTA100001000„260 a-poppedoutforBiddleinthe7th.b-singled forWoltersinthe9th.c-struckoutfor Ottavinointhe9th. E„McMahon(1).LOB„Colorado5,Atlanta 6.2B„Dahl(6),Freeman(34).HR„Story (26),offSanchezLeMahieu(11),off Sanchez.RBIs„LeMahieu(40),Arenado (86),Story(84),Gonzalez(52),Camargo2 (59).SB„Dahl(5). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Colorado 2(Arenado2)Atlanta2(Inciarte,Flowers). RISP„Colorado2for4Atlanta2for5. Runnersmovedup„Markakis. COLORADOIPHRERBBSONPER A Mrquez,W,11-9752215934.42 Ottavino,H,26100001131.64 Davis,S,35-41110003214.99 ATLANTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Snchez,L,6-46.25 3328100 3.13 Biddle.10 00014 2.61 Winkler10 000115 2.66 Brach13110222 4.15 HBP„Marquez(Culberson).WP„Marquez. Umpires„Home,DougEddingsFirst,Pat HobergSecond,BrianKnightThird,Joe West. T„2:41.A„33,942(41,149).INDIANS8,ORIOLES0BALTIMOREABRHBIBBSOAVG. Mullinscf302011.387 Mancinilf-1b401001.235 Villarss401002.263 Trumbodh301002.261 a-Wynnsph-dh100000.281 C.Davis1b302000.166 Rickardlf101000.227 Nunez3b400002.246 Gentryrf401001.238 Peterson2b300000.196 Josephc200001.213 TOTALS32090110 CLEVELANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Allencf422100.249 Brantleylf512100.300 R.Davislf000000.246 J.Ramirez3b411010.300 Diazdh411211.419 Alonso1b300023.246 Cabrerarf411401.254 Guyerrf000000.199 Kipnis2b311011.222 Perezc301002.160 Gonzalezss311010.297 TOTALS33810868 BALTIMORE000000000„092 CLEVELAND11060000X„8100 a-groundedoutforTrumbointhe8th. E„Villar(8),Gentry(2).LOB„Baltimore 7,Cleveland9.2B„Mullins(5),C.Davis (10),Brantley(30),Diaz(2),Perez(6). HR„Cabrera(4),offGilmartin.RBIs„Allen (8),Brantley(65),Diaz2(7),Cabrera4(24). SB„Allen(11).S„Perez. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Baltimore 2(Trumbo,Joseph)Cleveland5(Allen, J.Ramirez2,Cabrera,Perez).RISP„ Baltimore2for7Cleveland4for11. GIDP„Mancini,Nunez,Wynns,Diaz. DP„Baltimore1(Villar,Peterson, C.Davis)Cleveland3(Gonzalez,Kipnis, Alonso),(Gonzalez,Kipnis,Alonso),(Kipnis, Gonzalez,Alonso). BALTIMOREIPHRERBBSONPERA Ramirez,L,1-537 775284 6.49 Gilmartin1.13 111139 3.60 Meisinger.20 00001 2.70 Scott10 000311 6.39 Carroll10 000117 4.76 Fry10000110 3.00 CLEVELANDIPHRERBBSONPER A Cleinger,W,9-767 0017104 3.25 Miller10 000210 3.43 Otero11 000115 5.32 Cimber11 00008 3.60 Y.Ramirezpitchedto5battersinthe4th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Gilmartin3-3, Meisinger1-0.HBP„Y.Ramirez(Allen), Miller(Joseph).WP„Y.Ramirez2. Umpires„Home,JordanBakerFirst,Jerry LayneSecond,GregGibsonThird,NicLentz. T„2:56.A„30,555(35,225).REDS11,GIANTS4SANFRANCISCOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Belt1b400002.272 Panik2b412000.249 McCutchenrf301001.257 b-Slaterph-rf100001.267 Crawfordss300002.267 c-dArnaudph-p101100.266 Longoria3b401000.246 Hundleyc410002.247 Duggarcf412001.265 Hernandezlf310100.248 Suarezp100001.083 Blachp100001.034 Stricklandp000000--a-Penceph101100.228 Blackp000000--Hansonss100000.282 TOTALS35483011 CINCINNATIABRHBIBBSOAVG Hamiltoncf312310.236 Perazass523201.292 Gennett2b412200.314 1-Aquinopr-rf100001.000 Suarez3b512201.297 Ervinrf-lf412011.296 Barnhart1b301011.248 Garrettp000000.000 d-Tuckerph100000.247 Peraltap000000.000 Herreralf-2b511001.189 Casalic423200.333 Castillop210000.111 Dixon1b111000.189 TOTALS3811171136 SANFRANCISCO010000210„481 CINCINNATI00700220X„11172 a-doubledforStricklandinthe7th.b-struck outforMcCutcheninthe8th.c-doubledfor Crawfordinthe8th.d-”iedoutforGarrett inthe8th. 1-ranforGennettinthe6th. E„Belt(8),Peraza(15),Barnhart(3). LOB„SanFrancisco5,Cincinnati8. 2B„McCutchen(26),Duggar2(11),Pence (7),dArnaud(4),Suarez(20),Ervin(7), Casali(6),Dixon(4).3B„Hamilton2(7), Gennett(1).HR„Suarez(27),offSuarez Peraza(8),offBlach.RBIs„Hernandez(35), Pence(17),dArnaud(9),Hamilton3(27), Peraza2(42),Gennett2(72),Suarez2(91), Casali2(11).SF„Hernandez,Hamilton. S„Castillo. Runnersleftinscoringposition„San Francisco4(Belt,Crawford,Hundley, Suarez)Cincinnati4(Barnhart2,Castillo, Aquino).RISP„SanFrancisco1for8 Cincinnati5for13. GIDP„Peraza,Casali. DP„SanFrancisco2(Longoria,Panik,Belt), (Crawford,Panik,Belt). SANFRANCISCOIPHRERBBSONPERA Suarez,L,4-92.27 752369 4.68 Blach2.26 221153 4.40 Strickland.20 00007 2.97 Black13 220225 5.74 dArnaud11 000016 0.00 CINCINNATIIPHRERBBSONPERA Cstillo,W,7-106.26 310998 4.86 Garrett1.12 110223 4.20 Peralta10 000010 5.55 Inheritedrunners-scored„Blach2-0, Strickland2-0,Garrett1-0.WP„Garrett. PB„Casali(1). Umpires„Home,PhilCuzziFirst,Tom HallionSecond,RyanBlakneyThird,Dan Bellino.T„2:50.A„22,756(42,319).RAYS2,REDSOX0TAMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Smithrf400000.298 Duffy3b401000.294 Bauerslf200021.214 1-Kiermaierpr-cf000000.179 Phamcf-lf400001.241 Wendless411101.291 Cron1b411100.250 Choidh201020.243 Lowe2b200012.103 Sucrec400002.206 TOTALS3024257 BOSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Bettsrf400001.343 Benintendilf401000.299 Pearce1b200010.296 b-Morelandph100001.256 Martinezdh300001.331 Bogaertsss201010.279 Nunez3b300001.258 Holt2b200001.263 a-Kinslerph-2b100001.240 Swihartc300002.213 BradleyJr.cf300002.218 TOTALS28020210 TAMPABAY010000001„241 BOSTON000000000„020 a-struckoutforHoltinthe8th.b-struckout forPearceinthe9th. 1-ranforBauersinthe8th. E„Wendle(5).LOB„TampaBay7,Boston 3.2B„Bogaerts(36).HR„Wendle(7),off VelazquezCron(24),offBarnes.RBIs„ Wendle(42),Cron(59).SB„Choi(1). Runnersleftinscoringposition„TampaBay 2(Sucre2)Boston2(Nunez,Holt).RISP„ TampaBay0for4Boston0for4. Runnersmovedup„Nunez,Martinez. GIDP„Sucre,Martinez,Swihart. DP„TampaBay2(Wendle,Lowe,Cron), (Wendle,Lowe,Cron)Boston1(Bogaerts, Holt,Pearce). TAMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA Castillo1.21 000019 3.47 Beeks,W,2-141 002367 6.91 Roe,H,211.10000222 3.35 Alvarado,H,2410 000316 2.44 Romo,S,16-2310 000214 3.48 BOSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Velazquez,L,7-143 113273 2.74 Workman20 000113 2.39 Kelly10 000111 4.21 Hembree10 001020 3.75 Barnes11 111322 2.67 Inheritedrunners-scored„Beeks1-0.HBP„ Velazquez(Lowe). Umpires„Home,JohnTumpane;First,Jim Reynolds;Second,ChadWhitson;Third, MarkWegner. T„2:47.A„37,242(37,731).BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSIndians8,Orioles0: MelkyCabrera hitagrandslamtocapasix-run fourthinning. Rays2,RedSox0: JalenBeeks pitchedfourstronginnings. Dodgers12,Mariners1: Clayton Kershawpitchedsevensharpinnings forhis150thcareerwin. Diamondbacks4,Padres3: A.J. Pollockhomeredintheninthinning tolifttheNLWestleaders. Pirates2,Cubs1,11innings: Adam Frazierhitagame-endinghomerin the11thinning. 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THISDATEINBASEBALLAUG.20 1945: TommyBrown,17,oftheBrooklynDodgers becametheyoungestmajorleaguertohitahomerun.SATURDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague N.Y.Yankees11,Toronto6 Baltimore4,Cleveland2 Oakland7,Houston1 Boston5,TampaBay2 Detroit7,Minnesota5 KansasCity3,ChicagoWhiteSox1 L.A.Angels11,Texas7 NationalLeague N.Y.Mets3,Philadelphia1 Miami7,Washington5,10innings Pittsburgh3,ChicagoCubs1 Cincinnati7,SanFrancisco1 Colorado5,Atlanta3,10innings St.Louis7,Milwaukee2 SanDiego7,Arizona6 Interleague Seattle5,L.A.Dodgers4,10innings TUESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague BaltimoreatToronto,7:07p.m. ClevelandatBoston,7:10p.m. KansasCityatTampaBay,7:10p.m. MinnesotaatChicagoWhiteSox, 8:10p.m. TexasatOakland,10:05p.m. HoustonatSeattle,10:10p.m. NationalLeague AtlantaatPittsburgh,7:05p.m. PhiladelphiaatWashington,7:05 p.m. SanFranciscoatN.Y.Mets,7:10p.m. CincinnatiatMilwaukee,8:10p.m. SanDiegoatColorado,8:40p.m. St.LouisatL.A.Dodgers,10:10p.m. Interleague ChicagoCubsatDetroit,7:10p.m. N.Y.YankeesatMiami,7:10p.m. L.A.AngelsatArizona,9:40p.m.


DEAR ABBY: What do you say when a friend's son has committed a horric crime? Does one say, "I'm sorry" or "Call me," or merely pat them on the shoulder and move on? Or, what? I know she is suffering and blames herself for his crime. How do I even approach her? I knew her quite well until I moved away and started my life on an opposite coast. Telling her what her son did is not her fault somehow seems trite. I'm sure other people have been in this kind of situation. I found out about the young man's crime from the news media. I haven't been in contact with his mother for some time, which makes me feel awkward. -LOST FOR WORDS DEAR LOST: The time to be a friend is when somebody needs one. I'm sure your friend could use some emotional support right now. If you have her phone number, call her and tell her you know she's hurting, and she's in your thoughts and prayers. Tell her you are with her in spirit and hope she knows you care about her and her son. Then listen. There's not much more you can do than that.DEAR ABBY: I've been seeing this guy, "Jason," for a year and eight months. I love him and he loves me, but I've been offered a really good job about three hours from where we live. It is a job I've been wanting for a long time, with retirement, pension and other benets. Once I get in and there's an opening here, I can apply and move back. Jason doesn't want me to accept the job because he says long-distance relationships never work. I told him I'm willing to try. Is it selsh of me to accept this job in spite of being in a relationship with someone I want a future with, knowing it could possibly break us up? -CONFUSED IN THE WEST DEAR CONFUSED: It's not selsh. "Selsh" is a boyfriend (not even a ance) who would expect you to pass up an opportunity that offers retirement, pension and other bene- ts knowing how important it is to you. Mature adults are able to defer gratication and forgo an immediate reward in anticipation of a later one. Please remember that.DEAR ABBY: I am almost 14 and entering high school. I am really scared and don't know what to do. I just want to go to class, study hard, get good grades and get out. But it's not that simple. Can you give me some advice about high school and what I should watch out for? -SCARED OF HIGH SCHOOL IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR SCARED: Calm your fears. It may comfort you to know every student feels the way you do when rst entering high school. It's a new environment, and you will encounter new people. Be nice to everyone, and most of them will like you. That's how friendships are made. Look for extracurricular activities that interest you, and join some if you can. You already know you will need to study hard. If you do, good grades will follow. As to what you should watch out for: If some of the other students are doing things that you consider wrong, don't join in. And keep in mind there's a school counselor you can talk to if you have any problems or concerns. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS Old friend seeks encouraging words for mother of a criminal license tocruise...Place your auto ad in the and watch it go! Call Classieds Today!352-314-FAST (3278) HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2018:This year you will open up to many new experiences. As a result, you accept some different ideas that could affect your life. If you are single, the person you choose now might not be right for you in a year or so. Dont push an evolving bond past its normal pace. If you are attached, share more of your internal process with your sweetie and make sure to display an equal interest in his or her life. Take a special vacation for just the two of you. SAGITTARIUS helps you plan this bonding experience.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Explore your options. Some will involve the material world, whereas others might involve dreams and possibilities. When people seek you out, you might not hear them at rst. Take some short breaks to help stay more present. Take a brisk walk. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You might decide that you need some one-on-one time with a loved one. You could be in the mood to cocoon and not get involved in any challenging situations. If youre at work, this desire could be hard to fulll, but you will manage. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Worry less about what others think and express your authentic self. If people dont appreciate the real you, recognize that you probably dont want their friendship. Be aware of how many people enjoy your lightness. Improve your listening skills. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Focus on your nances and a change of pace. Your appraisal of a situation could change radically. Open up to a new daily routine. Understand that this transformation could lead to a different schedule or a slight change of perspective. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Your sunny personality remains present, even with some unusual activity surrounding a creative project. Detach in order to get a more comprehensive perspective. A irtation could be building. Know that an interchange could develop into more. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You could be eyeing a major transformation and awakening to a new spiritual level. If considering a real estate investment or a potential move, do some homework. Make sure you know what is being offered. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You often weigh the pros and cons of a decision. The scales could be tipping back and forth in both directions. You have a lot to digest in order to make a wise decision. Keep notes, if need be. A meeting with associates will provide lots of ideas. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You can digest a lot of facts and ideas quickly, but also be sure to reect on an important choice. You have some extra time, so consider that a gift. Make sure that you have your nances in order, as you might not have the time to deal with them as usual. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) You feel empowered. In this mindset, youll explore various ideas that you often shy away from. Be open to a new way of processing. You might be able to identify with a friend more effectively. If necessary, seek an expert opinion. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) Should you feel as if you want to run away from a situation, make it OK to do so. Tomorrow, you might feel differently. Share your thoughts openly with a partner who is facing a similar state of affairs. Two minds work better than one. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Those with some surprising news could show up at your door. Dont dismiss anyone without rst having a brief conversation. The tidbits you gather might not seem relevant at rst, but they easily could become so. A friend means well. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You have too much on your plate. Consider eliminating part of what weighs you down. Your sense of humor helps others understand where you are coming from. A loved one and/or your signicant other makes an excellent sounding board. | Monday, August 20, 2018 B5 TODAY IS MONDAY, AUG. 20, the 232nd day of 2018. There are 133 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On August 20, 1953, the Soviet Union publicly acknowledged it had tested a hydrogen bomb. ON THIS DATE: In 1940 during World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill paid tribute to the Royal Air Force before the House of Commons, saying, "Never in the eld of human conict was so much owed by so many to so few." In 1955 hundreds of people were killed in anti-French rioting in Morocco and Algeria. In 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act, a nearly $1 billion anti-poverty measure. In 1977 the United States launched Voyager 2, an unmanned spacecraft carrying a 12-inch, gold-plated copper phonograph record containing images, greetings in dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature. In 1988 a cease-re in the war between Iraq and Iran went into eect. In 1989 entertainment executive Jose Menendez and his wife, Kitty, were shot to death in their Beverly Hills mansion by their sons, Lyle and Erik. In 2000 Tiger Woods won the PGA Championship in a playo over Bob May, becoming the rst player since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win three majors in one year.



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