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Leesburg-based Kingstone will animate the BibleBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG … In a task of biblical proportions, Art Ayris set out a decade ago to make the best seller of all time … the Bible … even more interesting by making Gods superheroes jump off the pages in comic book form. Now, the publisher of King-stone Comics is heralding new changes, saying the company is converting the work into motion comic animation. Last month, The New York Times published an article reporting that the big-name comic book companies would be streaming their products. That was really good news to me, because that month and the month before we began animating our comic books. It means that were playing in the same pool that the big boys play in.Ž Some of Kingstones works are already available on Amazon, Vimeo and Kingstone. In the little town of Leesburg, a comic book can literally go all over the world on the Internet,Ž he said. DC Universe, one of the big-gest comic book companies, and Walt Disney Co., which owns Marvel Entertainment, have announced plans to create their own platforms to connect directly with fans and to compete with Netflix and Amazon Prime, according to the Times article. Kingstone has signed two contracts to broadcast content to Europe and Central Asia, which will include Turkey and Afghanistan. SPORTS | B1TIDE ON TOPAlabama tops the preseason College football poll LOCAL & STATE | A3MANATEES DYING AT ALARMING RATE IN FLORIDA SPORTS | B1WHAT DID LEESBURG LEARN ABOUT ITSELF IN PRESEASON LOSS? @dailycommercial Facebook.com/daily.commercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Tuesday, August 21, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ................A3 Comics ........................A8 Health ........................A10 Opinion ......................A11 Weather ......................A12 Sports...........................B1 Volume 142, Issue 233 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Nicole WinfieldThe Associated PressVATICAN CITY „ Pope Francis vowed Monday that no effort must be sparedŽ to root out priestly sex abuse and cover-up from the Catholic Church, but gave no indica-tion that he would take action to sanction complicit bishops or end the Vatican culture of secrecy that has allowed the crisis to fester.In a letter to Catholics worldwide following damning new revelations of misconduct in the U.S., Francis sought to project a get-tough response to the perpetrators and a compassionate shoulder for victims ahead of a fraught trip to Ireland this weekend.Francis begged forgiveness for the pain suffered by victims and said lay Catholics must be included in the effort to root out abuse and Pope: No e ort spared to ght abusePope Francis issued a letter to Catholics around the world Monday condemning the crime of priestly sexual abuse and cover-up and demanding accountability. [GREGORIO BORGIA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Tom HaysThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Michael Cohen, President Donald Trumps former personal lawyer, could be charged before the end of the month with bank fraud in his dealings with the taxi industry and with committing other financial crimes, two people familiar with the federal probe said Monday.The people confirmed reports that federal prosecutors in Manhattan were considering charging Cohen after months of speculation over a case that has been a dis-traction for the White House with the midterm elections approaching.The New York Times reported Sunday, based on anonymous sources, that prosecutors have been focus-ing on more than $20 million in loans obtained by taxi busi-nesses that Cohen and his family own.As part of the investigation, prosecutors have subpoenaed records from Sterling National Bank, one of the institutions that loaned Cohen money with his ownership in taxi cabs as collateral, one of the people said. The material was sought because its suspected Cohen falsified some of the paperwork, the person said.The people, who werent authorized to discuss the case and spoke on Monday on con-dition of anonymity, refused to answer questions about speculation that Cohen still might strike a plea deal with prosecutors requiring his cooperation.Absent a quick resolution, its believed that prosecutors would put off a decision on how to go forward with the case until after the election in compliance with an informal Justice Department policy of Prosecutors to charge CohenFirst Baptist Church of Leesburg Pastor Art Ayris, CEO and founder of Kingstone, holds the Kingstone Bible, a three-volume comic version of the Bible. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] The Deitys digital debut See COHEN, A6 See DEBUT, A6By Payne Raypray@dailycommercial.comTAVARES … The Lake County School Board will vote Monday on a contract with a company that scans social media for threats against Lake County schools.If approved, Social Sentinel would be imple-mented immediately, for the rest of the school year and beyond, according to a draft of the agreement with the Burlington, Vermont company.Social Sentinel Inc. describes itself as a tool Service to spot social media threats to schoolsSee SERVICE, A6 See POPE, A6

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A2 Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com NATION & WORLDPUBLISHER: Steve Skaggs steve.skaggs@dailycommercial.com .......................352-365-8213 EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Tom McNiff tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.com ..........................352-365-8250 DIGITAL EDITOR, LIFESTYLES EDITOR: Whitney Lehnecker whitney.lehnecker@dailycommercial.com ..............352-365-8258 SPORTS EDITOR: Paul Jenkins paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com .........................352-365-8204 SPORTS WRITER: Frank Jolley frank.jolley@dailycommet.com................................352-365-8268 REPORTER: Frank Stan“ eld frankstan“ eld@dailycommercial.com ......................352-365-8257 REPORTER: Roxanne Brown roxanne.brown@dailycommercial.com ....................352-365-8266 REPORTER : Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.com .....................................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. Prepayments for 3 months or more, mail to: Circulation Dept., the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. Billed monthly at the rates shown.Print delivery available within the newspaper distribution area only. By submitting your address and/or email, you understand that you may receive promotional offers from GateHouse Media and its related companies. You may unsubscribe from receiving any such offers at any time by calling 352-787-0600 or emailing us at subscriptions@dailycommercial.com. The advertised price does not include the charges for any premium editions. Premium editions are published to provide additional information and value to our readers. You agree that you will be charged up to an additional $7 for each premium edition published and delivered to you during your subscription period, in addition to the cost of your subscription. 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OUR COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY: The Daily Commercial promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its pages. If you believe we have made an error, call the news department at 352-365-8250. ANNOUNCEMENTS, CALENDAR, GAME RESULTS: Email upcoming events, along with news about awards and personal or professional milestones „ with a photo, if you desire „ to news@ dailycommercial.com. Schools or coaches can report game results after 6 p.m. by calling 352-365-8268 or 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to sports@dailycommercial.com. YOUR LOCAL NEWS SOURCE FOR LAKE AND SUMTER COUNTIESThe Daily Commercial (ISSN 0896-1042) is published daily for $178.47 per year (plus Florida sales tax) by GateHouse Media at 21 2 East Main Street, Leesburg, Florida. Periodicals postage is paid at the USPO, Leesburg, FL. POSTMASTER: Send all address changes to the Daily Commercial, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007. 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. LOTTERY Sunday, Aug. 19 Fantasy 5: 2-4-15-23-31Monday, Aug. 20 Pick 5 Afternoon: 0-3-8-0-7 Pick 4 Afternoon: 5-6-1-7 Pick 3 Afternoon: 9-6-6 Pick 2 Afternoon: 3-3 DATELINESHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. OCALA, FLA.Feds probing charges of sex abuse at Florida prisonFederal investigators are looking into allegations of rape, assault, and the smuggling of drugs into a central Florida prison for women.The Miami Herald reports that about 100 former inmates and relatives of inmates at the Lowell Correctional Institution near Ocala, Florida, attended a town hall meeting on Sunday to talk with the investigators from the U.S. Department of Justice.The U.S. Department of Justice opened a federal civil rights investigation into sexual abuse of inmates in July.The federal investigators are examining whether the Florida Department of Corrections ignored complaints of misconduct.ST. LOUISFather sues over Missouri fatal 2015 police shooting of sonThe father of an 18-year-old killed in a St. Louis police shooting alleges in a wrongful death lawsuit that his son was shot in the back as he ran.Dennis Ball-Bey says his son, Mansur Ball-Bey, was a church youth leader without a criminal record when he was killed in August 2015. The suit names the city of St. Louis, former police chief Sam Dotson and the two white officers who fired at Ball-Bey, who was black, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.The officers, Ronald Vaughan and Kyle Chandler, told investigators that Mansur Ball-Bey brandished a gun as he fled after police served a warrant at a home.ATLANTADaughter struck by train while trying to save motherHorrified subway riders rushed to save a woman pushed in front of a commuter train in Atlanta, and the wom-ans daughter was struck by the train while trying to help, witnesses said.A 28-year-old suspect was in custody after Sunday afternoons chaos at the citys Midtown Station, the Metro-politan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority said in a statement.We tried to pull them out the track,Ž transit rider Aiesha Bowden told WSB-TV The train was coming too fast, it tried to stop but it couldnt.ŽThe 58-year-old mother was pushed into the path of the train, police said in a Monday update on the case. Her daughter, 27, then jumped on the tracks in an effort to assist her mother and was struck by a train.ŽMILANHeavy rain ” ooded a gorge “ lled with hikers Monday in the southern region of Calabria, killing at least eight, Italys civil protection agency said. At least another “ ve were missing. The prefects of“ ce said 23 people were rescued from the ” ash ” ood in the Raganello Gorge. They included a 10-year-old boy treated for hypothermia who was among seven that the civil protection agency said were hospitalized. [THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]A woman who often walked her dog near a golf course lagoon across the street from her vacation home was killed Monday by an alligator that dragged her into the greenish water at a private resort on the South Carolina coast. Authorities said 45-year-old Cassandra Cline was trying to protect her pet border collie when she died not far from her home on Hilton Head Island. [THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] IN BRIEF By Amir Shah and Rahim FaiezThe Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan „ Afghan forces rescued nearly 150 people Monday, including women and chil-dren, hours after the Taliban ambushed a convoy of buses and abducted them. The quick response marked a rare if limited battlefield success for the troops after weeks of unrelenting insurgent attacks.The militants escaped with 21 captives following the battle in Kunduz prov-ince, and officials said tribal elders were trying to negoti-ate their release. Esmatullah Muradi, a spokesman for the governor in the northern province, said the Taliban have demanded the national identifications of the cap-tives to determine their fate.The identities of the captives have not been made public, but Mohammad Yusouf Ayubi, the head of the provincial council, said the insurgents likely targeted the three buses to try to abduct civil servants or members of the security forces.The Taliban have been at war with the U.S.-backed Afghan government for nearly 17 years, and have stepped up attacks in recent years, seizing rural districts and carrying out major assaults against security forces and government com-pounds on an almost daily basis.Earlier this month, the insurgents launched a coor-dinated assault on Ghazni, a strategic city only 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the capital, Kabul. They seized several neighborhoods, and it took security forces, aided by U.S. airstrikes and advis-ers, more than five days to drive them out. The battle for the city killed at least 100 security forces and 35 civilians, according to Afghan officials. The Defense Min-istry said about 200 militants were killed.In the latest attack, the Taliban stopped the buses in the Khan Abad district and ordered the passengers to come with them, according to Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry. Afghan forces responded quickly and were able to free 149 people and kill at least seven Taliban fighters, he said.The passengers were all from Takhar and Badakhshan provinces in the north and were on their way to Kabul for this weeks Eid al-Adha holiday, according to Abdul Rahman Aqtash, police chief in Takhar province.The ambush came a day after President Ashraf Ghani proposed a holiday cease-fire, saying it would be conditional on the Taliban halting attacks. He suggested extending the truce all the way to Nov. 20, when Muslims will celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.A cease-fire during a major Muslim holiday in June brought a rare respite from the violence in most areas and saw Taliban fight-ers celebrate in the streets alongside security forces and civilians. But the Taliban rejected a government offer to extend that truce and soon resumed the attacks.The Taliban have yet to respond formally to the latest truce offer. Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the insurgent group, said it was still discussing it and would announce its decision soon.In a message released Saturday in honor of the upcoming holiday, Taliban leader Maulvi Haibatullah Akhunzadah said there would be no peace in Afghan-istan as long as the foreign occupationŽ continues and reiterated that the group will only negotiate directly with the United States, which it blames for the 17-year war.The U.S. and NATO officially ended their combat mission at the end of 2014 but have repeatedly come to the aid of Afghan forces in recent years to prevent the Taliban from advancing into major cities. The U.S. has long insisted on an Afghan-ledŽ peace process between the government and the Taliban but recently has indicated it would be open to direct talks with the insurgents.Afghan forces free most hostagesAfghan livestock merchants display animals for the upcoming Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday Monday in Kabul, Afghanistan. [RAHMAT GUL/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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DailyCommercial.com | Tuesday, August 21, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS LEESBURGTroopers: Leesburg woman hit pedestrian, continued to workThe Florida Highway Patrol charged a woman Saturday afternoon with striking a pedestrian with the side mirror of her car, then leaving the injured man on the side of the road.Santrel Morelli, 20, of Leesburg, was arrested after a witness reported that a silver Toyota had struck a pedestrian walking south on the west shoulder of Radio Road near Pleasant View Drive. The witness also provided the license plate number.The witness reported that the driver stopped on a side road, got out of the vehicle, walked aroundŽ and got back in the car and continued driving.A troopers talked to Hunter Lee Stanley, 23, who went to Leesburg Regional Medical Center to be treated for his injuries. The trooper then tracked down the registered owner of the vehicle, who said her granddaughter was driving the car and that she worked at Subway.Morelli told police she was running late to work, and I was going to call it in but I wasnt sure where it was located.ŽShe was booked into the Lake County Jail on a $5,000 bond. LEESBURGSchool Board approves sale of former Dabney Elementary siteThe Lake County School Board voted unanimously on Monday to sell the property formerly occupied by Dabney Elementary School.With the contract approved, the property exchange and payment can now move on to the final stages.The land is being sold to Tony M. Benge Jr., of Benge Development Corp, for $725,000. School Board Chairwoman Stephanie Luke has said the proceeds will probably be used to pur-chase new land for other Lake County schools.The plans for the 4.4-acre property are unknown, but Benge said previously that he intends to meet with commu-nity leaders to determine the best use of the land.Dabney Elementary School was closed in 2008 after it was deemed too small to serve its population, and it was demol-ished in 2015 to make the land more attractive to buyers.Previous attempts to sell the land have never panned out, including a similar sale to the Barclay Group, which also managed to get its con-tract approved by the School Board. TALLAHASSEEMore than 1 million ballots already cast in Florida primaryThe Florida Division of Elec-tions website says that so far more than 861,000 voters have mailed in their ballots. Nearly 163,000 people have voted at early voting polling places. Early voting is under way at all 67 counties. Florida's primary is Aug. 28. The top races are the guber-natorial primaries but there are also Cabinet primaries as well as many contested con-gressional races. Former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, Tallahas-see Mayor Andrew Gillum and businessmen Jeff Greene and Chris King are the Democratic candidates for governor. Agri-culture Commissioner Adam Putnam and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis are the Republicans. There are more than 13 mil-lion registered voters in the stateMorelli By Lloyd DunkelbergerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE„ A Leon County circuit judge Monday knocked a proposed education consti-tutional amendment off the November ballot, saying the wording failed to inform voters of its impact on the creation of charter schools.The proposed amendment, placed on the ballot by the Constitution Revision Commission, would impose eight-year term limits on school board members and would require the promotion of civic literacyŽ in public schools.But the provision that drew a legal challenge from the League of Women Voters of Florida would have allowed the state to operate and control public schools not established by the school board,Ž wording that opponents said would have led to the expansion of charter schools. The proposal was aimed at over-turning a 2008 appellate court decision that found the Legislatures creation of a statewide commission to authorize charter schools Judge blocks proposed schools amendment See JUDGE, A4Manatees swim with their calves at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City. According to Florida wildlife of“ cials, there have been more manatee deaths so far in 2018 than all of last year. [RED HUBER/ ORLANDO SENTINEL VIA AP FILE] In rst 8 months of year, beloved animals death toll surpasses 2017By Tamara LushAssociated PressST. PETERSBURG „ This year hasn't been a good one for the Florida manatee.According to state wildlife statistics, there have been more manatee deaths so far this year than all of last year.A total of 540 manatees have died through Aug. 12, compared to 538 in 2017. Experts blame a cold snap at the beginning of the year and the toxic red tide algae in the Gulf of Mexico for the fatalities."We expect the red tide related manatee death toll to rise," said Jeff Ruch, executive director for Public Employees for Envi-ronmental Responsibility, a D.C.-based nonprofit. "We suspect there are a number of carcasses that have not been reported yet."Statistics from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-tion Commission say that red tide is to blame for at least 97 manatee deaths. Red tide is a natural occur-rence that happens due to the presence of nutrients in the water and an organism called a dinoflagellate. The toxic algae bloom has overrun Florida's southern Gulf Coast this summer, devastating sea life and driving people from the water. Over the weekend, television newscasts warned viewers before they showed graphic video of dead mana-tees in the water.In Lee County alone, authorities have removed 2.7 tons of dead fish from the beaches.While manatees don't eat fish „ they are herbivores that eat sea grass, among other greenery „ they are affected by the red tide in various ways.They get a triple whammy because they get a toxin through their skin, inhale the toxin when they breathe, and they eat the plants that have the toxic algae on them, said Marilyn Levy Odea, a conservationist and Florida master naturalist who vol-unteers at a science center in Lee County, along Florida's southwest coast.She points out that they're also slow-moving creatures and may not be as quick as other sea creatures to avoid the swath of red tide that's hugging the coastline. Experts say it's likely that 2018 will rival 2013, when 723 manatees died."For many years, the leading causes of manatee deaths was collisions with boats," said Ruch. This year, only 79 manatees have died due to boat injuries.There are approximately 6,000 manatees in the waters off Florida, so losing 10 percent of the population is alarming.The manatee is native to Florida and is considered Shocking stat for manatees By Linda Charlton CorrespondentEditors Note: This article is being republished today because much of it was omit-ted from Mondays editionCLERMONT „ Victory Pointe was the first order of business at a recent Clermont City Council meeting, as members discussed the July 27 grand opening, erosion issues that surfaced days after and put-ting the final touches on the $10.2-million stormwater and event project. City Manager Darren Gray said Victory Pointe was substantially completeŽ 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 sur-faced 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 side of the South Lake Trail. Originally, there was only about 4-foot-wide strip of sod, now theres roughly 12 feet. Now, for much of the 340-foot stretch of sand, the steepest part of the slope toward the lake is covered in sod. City spokeswoman Doris Bloodsworth said the land-scaping plan had always called for 12 feet of sod there. We are considering some other erosion-prevention measures, such as an additional silt fence or hay bales,Ž Bloodsworth said in a press release. We plan to leave the silt fences in place until the sod is mature and stabilized and we are assured that the sand is not going to wash out or flow into the lake. We will con-tinue to monitor and assess the situation and will pursue Clermont makes xes to Victory Pointe to combat erosionSee CLERMONT, A4 See MANATEES, A4 By Jim SaundersNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ In a detailed, 65-page ruling, a federal appeals court Friday said a trial is needed in a legal battle about whether Disney theme parks have taken adequate steps to meet the needs of customers who have autism and cannot wait long times for rides.A lower-court judge had granted summary judgment for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts „ ruling without holding a full-blown trial „ in lawsuits filed on behalf of people with autism. But a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday sent the case back and said some key issues need to be resolved in a trial.The appeals court decision came in 30 consolidated cases that involve allegations under the Americans with Dis-abilities Act and deal with Disney parks in Florida and California. The decision does not resolve the underlying issues, but it gives the plaintiffs another chance to try to prove allegations that accommodations at the parks are not adequate.The cases focus on problems that people with autism have in waiting for rides and their need for pre-set orders of events, with the appeals court saying that parents had testified about autistic children having meltdownsŽ when they wait for rides or routines are disrupted.Plaintiffs allege that their severe disabilities include an inability to comprehend the concept of time, defer gratification, and wait for rides, as well as strict adherence to a pre-set routine of rides in a specific order,Ž said Fridays ruling, written by appeals-court Judge Frank Hull and joined by judges Kevin Newsom and C. Ashley Royal. Plaintiffs therefore contend that access to all of Disneys rides must be both nearly immedi-ate and in each plaintiffs individual, pre-set order to accommodate fully their impairments.ŽBut Disney has argued it properly accommodates the needs of people with autism through a Disability Access ServiceŽ program that it began in 2013. The appeals court said the program provides significant benefits,Ž including allowing Lawsuit revived at DisneySee DISNEY, A4

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other anti-erosion mea-sures if necessary.Ž Victory Pointes event venue was also re-graded. Workers onsite Friday said stormwater drains were built, but water was not flowing into them properly. By re-grading the area to properly direct the runoff to the drains, there is less water to run-ning down to the beach and into the lake. Additional landscaping is most noticeable in the stream that connects the stormwater ponds to Lake Minneola. Gray said theyll soon be getting a final inspection of the ele-vator at the observation tower and install handrails at the boardwalk over the weir that separates the two ponds. Gray also put to rest rumors that there wouldnt be a sand beach. It had always been a part of the Victory Pointe plans.Ž Local activist Charlene Forth protested the sand beach by reading from a 20-year-old newspaper article with the headline Adding a white, sandy beach can destroy a lake.Ž She also promised the council they would be hearing more about the issue. A4 Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comThe 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] people with disabilities to get scheduled times for rides; allowing them to avoid having to physically stand in line for rides; and allowing them to immediately enter rides that have waits of less than 15 minutes.In a 2016 summaryjudgment ruling for Disney, U.S. District Judge Anne Conway wrote that Disney began the Disability Access Ser-vice program to replace an earlier program that had been abused by park-goers, including by people who did not need special accommodations. Ruling in a case whose plaintiff was identified by the initials A.L., Conway wrote that the Disability Access Service program and what are known as readmissionŽ passes afford plaintiff a similar, or better, experience as those not needing them.ŽPlaintiff was given an opportunity to experience Magic Kingdom in a simi-lar manner as guests that do not need accommo-dations. ƒ In the present case, nondisabled guests visit Magic Kingdom for rides and attractions that most of them have to wait more than an hour to experience,Ž wrote Conway, a judge in the federal Middle District of Florida. Comparing this to plaintiffs experience, DAS and readmission passes allow him access to those same rides in a fraction of the time.ŽThe appeals court Friday said the plaintiffs are seeking a maximum wait of 10 to 15 minutes for all rides. The ruling acknowledged that the Disabled Access Service program allows people with autism to access rides quicker than other park customers but indi-cated that doesnt resolve the legal questions.Although the DAS card is a significant benefit, we conclude that factual disputes still exist about behavioral features of plaintiffs impairments that make it more difficult to evaluate whether the DAS program pro-vides a like experience (as other customers have),Ž the ruling said. Plaintiffs evidence posits that waiting for rides in the over-stimulated environment of a theme park, even virtually with the DAS card, is beyond the capacity of plaintiffs given the specific and severe nature of their disabilities.Ž DISNEYFrom Page A3 a threatened species. The rotund, slate-gray manatee is beloved in Florida.Their likeness can be found on a specialty license plate, as stuffed animals in tourist traps, and, inexplicably, in a Jimmy Buffett song about aging. MANATEESFrom Page A3was unconstitutional.The failure to use the term voters would understand, charter schools, as well as the use of a phrase that has no established meaning under Florida law, fails to inform voters of the chief purpose and effect of this proposal,Ž Circuit Judge John Cooper wrote in a 12-page ruling, removing Amendment 8 from the Nov. 6 ballot.Cooper called the challenged provision a significant changeŽ that was not explained by the Amendment 8 ballot sum-mary, which is wording that voters would see when the go to the polls.The current Constitution and implementing laws provide district school boards the exclusive right to make the initial determination of whether schools, charter or not, are needed and desirable in their counties,Ž Cooper wrote. Without under-standing the current role of school boards in approving new schools, voters cannot understand the important change they are making to local democratic control of education.ŽHe also said the ballot measure incorrectly impliesŽ that it is strengthening or main-taining the school boards role instead of weakening it by removing a power.Ž But the legal fight about Amendment 8 could be far from over, with the expectation that Coopers ruling will be appealed. Erika Donalds, a Constitu-tion Revision Commission member who was the key proponent of Amendment 8, called the courts ruling disappointing.ŽDonalds, a Collier County School Board member who leads the group 8isGreat.org, which is promoting the amendment, said the League of Women Voters fundamentally opposes empowering families to choose the education set-ting that best fits their child.ŽDespite the speculation and bunk theyve spread, I hope voters will be able to make their own decision in November,Ž Donalds said in a statement. It is disgusting how many misrepresentations the opposition is willing to put forth to block student-centered school choice options.ŽCooper said voters would have had a clearer choiceŽ if the Constitution Revision Commission had advanced the charter-school provision as standalone revision,Ž rather than grouping it with two other constitutional changes. The commission, which meets every 20 years, is not bound by the one-sub-ject mandate that applies to constitutional changes advanced by the Legisla-ture or by voter petition.It chose to bundle the three proposals together to increase, in its view, their chances of passage,Ž Cooper wrote. But this court can only permit it to do so if it fully and accurately described all three proposals in the ballot title and description. That it failed to do.ŽCooper also found the ballot measure to be affirmatively misleading,Ž since the summary talks about giving the state the power to operate and control schools, but it does not mention author-ity could be given to other entities, including private companies.He said the measure was conspicuously silent about who or whatŽ would be responsible for schools not established by local school boards.Contrary to the language of the ballot summary, the amendment was intended to permit that power be given to a wide variety of third par-ties, potentially including private entities,Ž Cooper wrote.Opponents of the measure praised Coopers decision.Amendment 8 would have used the feel-good language of civic educa-tion and term limits to lure voters into voting yes, while wresting local control of schools,Ž Patricia Brigham, president of the League of Women Voters, said in a statement. We were confident that the courts would see through the charade and are thrilled that they agree.ŽAlong with Coopers ruling, Amendment 8 is one of six Constitution Revision Commission ballot proposals facing a separate challenge at the Florida Supreme Court. That lawsuit is asking for the states highest court to remove the amend-ments from the November ballot, arguing that the commission overstepped its authority by combin-ing multiple constitutional changes into single ballot items.A circuit judge has already ordered the removal of Amendment 13, another commission proposal that would ban commercial greyhound racing in Florida. That decision is now being appealed at the state Supreme Court.In total, 13 proposed state constitutional amendments were placed on the Nov. 6 ballot, including the eight advanced by the commis-sion and five advanced by the Legislature or through petition drives. Each amendment would require support from at least 60 percent of the voters to be enacted. JUDGEFrom Page A3 CLERMONTFrom Page A3 Lanny Smith, as Earthman, brings his message of responsible stewardship of the planet to the charter school Healthy Learning Academy on Nov. 9, 2017. A judge has rulled that a ballot issue affecting charter school should be removed from the November ballot. [ALAN YOUNGBLOOD/GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] Victory Pointes event venue was also re-graded. Workers onsite Friday said stormwater drains were built, but water was not owing into them properly.

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A6 Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comavoiding bringing prose-cutions that could be seen as political and influence voters.Both the U.S. attorneys office and an attorney for Cohen, Lanny Davis, declined to comment Monday. A spokesman for Sterling National Bank declined to comment.Cohen had gained notoriety as Trumps loyal fixerŽ before FBI agents raided his officies and a hotel where he was staying while renovations were being done on his apartment in a Trump-developed building.Prosecutors were initially silent about why Cohen was under investigation. Some details became public after lawyers for Cohen and Trump asked a judge to temporarily prevent investigators from view-ing some of the seized material, on the grounds that it was protected by attorney-client privilege.The search of Cohens files sought bank records, communications with the Trump campaign and information on hush money payments made in 2016 to two women: former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who received $150,000, and the porn actress Stormy Daniels, who got $130,000.At the time, Trump branded the raid a witch hunt,Ž an assault on attorney-client privilege and a politically motivated attack by enemies in the FBI. COHENFrom Page cover-up. He blasted the clerical culture that has been blamed for the crisis, with church leaders more concerned about their own reputations than the safety of children.We showed no care for the little ones,Ž Francis wrote. We abandoned them.ŽBut Francis alone can sanction bishops and he offered no hint that he would change the Vaticans longstanding practice of giving religious superiors a pass when they botch abuse cases or are negligent in protecting their flocks. He said he was aware of the effort and work being carried out in various parts of the worldŽ to ensure children are protected and hold accountable those who commit abuse and cover it up.But he made no reference to what the Vatican plans to do, saying only: We have delayed in applying these actions and sanctions that are so necessary, yet I am confident that they will help to guarantee a greater cul-ture of care in the present and future.ŽThe letter was viewed by abuse survivors as little more than recycled rhetoric that fails to acknowledge the Vaticans own role in turning a blind eye to predatory priests and fomenting a culture of secrecy that has allowed crimes to go unpunished for decades.That culture was overseen by #Vatican & codified into its laws,Ž tweeted Colm OGorman, a prominent Irish abuse victim who is organizing a solidarity demonstration of survivors in Dublin during Francis visit. He needs to name & own that.Ž POPEFrom Page A1which scans for threats of harmŽ while promising to maintain the privacy of social media users. It does this by broadly scanning social media sites rather than targeting accounts based on their group affil-iations or locations.It cannot monitor the content of private social media accounts or scan websites that require a password to see posts, according to school officials.The software works by scanning for key words online. When it detects key words in combinations that suggest a possible threat, it sends an alert to the client.Upon receiving the alert, its up to the client and authorities to figure out what to do with the information.With the uptick in school shootings in the United States, the Valentines Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas being the closest to home, schools are evaluating a host of ramped-up security measures … from hardening schools with bulletproof windows and doors to stationing police on campuses and identify-ing threats early.That's the object of Social Sentinel. The soft-ware focuses on social media because those tools are especially popular with students.In some cases, threats were posted to social media prior to mass shoot-ings and other violent attacks, and authorities have been criticized for missing the warning signs.Lake County Schools would contract for the service for three years to monitor for threats to its schools and students. The cost would be $70,000 a year.Among the company's other clients are the Sem-inole and Flagler County school districts here in Florida. SERVICEFrom Page A1 The Kingstone Bible is already the biggest comic book adaptation, Ayris said. It is published in 29 languages and growing by a language per month. Languages include Arabic and Mandarin, and Farsi, the language of Iran. As if Ayris needed any more incentive to stick his big toe into the digital pool, he said he was really lit up,Ž when he read a story in The Christian PostŽ headlined, Batman No Longer Believes in God: DC Comics Turns Him from Christian to Atheist.Ž Comics, which came out of New York 80 years ago, were drawn by artists from the Old World. They had a sense of righteousness and justice,Ž he said. What many people dont realize is that Iran is now experiencing a signif-icant spiritual awakening and keen interest in the truths of the Bible. Mean-while, here in America, the fictional icon Bruce Wayne turns from the faith his parents espoused in the newest issue of Batman. The irony is certainly not lost on us,Ž he noted in a press release statement. Obviously, Im passionate about the Bible,Ž said Ayris, who reads it every day. One of the things I do realize is that for people of nonfaith it is a daunting, intimidating book full of hard-to-understand words, timelines and what happened when. However, people are quick to pick up a comic book, he said. To ensure that happens with Kingstone, Ayris has hired artists who have worked for Marvel and DC Comics. In a short period of time, people can understand the tenets of the Bible,Ž he said. Kingstones original market research suggested the comics would attract male adolescents, but it has picked up a following among girls and adults. We have a big social media demographic with males ages 18 to 30," he said. It is changing lives, too. He said he recently received word from a woman in Australia who said her husband has totally changed. Hes joined us for prayers, devotions and church,Ž she wrote. I asked what happened, and she said he read about Christ in the Kingstone Bible,Ž he said. The bottom line is, we want people to understand the Bible.Ž DEBUTFrom Page A1 Kingstone also made individual comic books, such as the cruci“ xion of Christ, shown here. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] The entire Kingstone collection is on display at the headquarters in Leesburg. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT]

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DailyCommercial.com | Tuesday, August 21, 2018 A7 BUSINESS 2,560 2,640 2,720 2,800 2,880 FA MAMJJ 2,800 2,840 2,880 S&P 500Close: 2,857.05 Change: 6.92 (0.2%) 10 DAYS 23,500 24,000 24,500 25,000 25,500 26,000 FA MAMJJ 24,960 25,380 25,800 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 25,758.69 Change: 89.37 (0.3%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1929 Declined 867 New Highs 131 New Lows 24 Vol. (in mil.) 2,697 Pvs. Volume 2,992 1,651 1,781 1737 1131 138 64 NYSE NASDDOW 25790.17 25716.41 25758.69 +89.37 +0.35% +4.21% DOW Trans. 11385.62 11233.84 11361.86 +134.06 +1.19% +7.06% DOW Util. 744.62 738.73 740.03 -3.93 -0.53% +2.30% NYSE Comp. 12973.56 12929.43 12965.10 +56.84 +0.44% +1.22% NASDAQ 7837.14 7787.90 7821.01 +4.68 +0.06% +13.29% S&P 500 2859.76 2850.62 2857.05 +6.92 +0.24% +6.86% S&P 400 2021.60 2010.37 2018.44 +8.25 +0.41% +6.20% Wilshire 5000 29833.99 29726.19 29807.23 +97.53 +0.33% +7.24% Russell 2000 1701.13 1690.18 1698.69 +5.74 +0.34% +10.63% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. YTD Stocks Recap AT&T Inc T 30.13 39.80 33.11 +.08 +0.2 s s s -14.8 -6.9 6 2.00 Advance Auto Parts AAP 78.81 160.63 160.84 +1.12 +0.7 s s s +61.3 +72.3 29 0.24 Amer Express AXP 84.02 104.24 103.83 +.80 +0.8 s s s +4.6 +21.3 15 1.40 AutoNation Inc AN 41.60 62.02 46.83 +.45 +1.0 s t t -8.8 +13.2 12 ... Brown & Brown BRO 21.71 30.04 29.89 +.07 +0.2 s s s ... +38.9 27 0.30 CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 46.73 +.13 +0.3 s s s +1.9 +4.9 88 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 35.43 -.17 -0.5 t s s -11.2 -9.9 17 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 76.27 114.06 114.36 +.51 +0.4 s s s +19.1 +38.5 24 3.00f Disney DIS 96.20 117.90 111.99 -.49 -0.4 t s s +4.2 +12.6 16 1.68 Gen Electric GE 11.94 25.30 12.30 ... ... r t t -29.6 -47.9 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 47.58 +.37 +0.8 s s s -19.8 -14.6 11 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 117.46 170.54 165.21 +.55 +0.3 s s s +16.6 +40.2 29 2.28 Home Depot HD 146.89 207.61 197.93 +2.37 +1.2 s t s +4.4 +33.2 26 4.12 IBM IBM 137.45 171.13 146.51 +.45 +0.3 s s s -4.5 +8.2 11 6.28f Lowes Cos LOW 70.76 108.98 98.97 +.99 +1.0 s t s +6.5 +34.5 22 1.92f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.85 23.50 +.30 +1.3 s t t +27.0 +30.1 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 144.70 175.65 174.30 -.87 -0.5 t s s +11.6 +20.7 13 4.44 PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 114.84 -.12 -0.1 t s s -4.2 -0.1 36 3.71 Suntrust Bks STI 51.96 74.05 74.04 +.32 +0.4 s s s +14.6 +34.2 14 2.00f WalMart Strs WMT 77.50 109.98 96.00 -1.85 -1.9 t s s -2.8 +25.4 23 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 27.25 +.31 +1.2 s s s -6.5 -12.3 34 1.00 52-WK RANGE CLOSE YTD 1YR NAME TICKER LO HI CLOSE CHG %CHG WK MO QTR %CHG %RTN P/E DIVStocks of Local Interest MARKET WATCHDow 25,758.69 89.37 Nasdaq 7,821.01 4.68 S&P 2,857.05 6.92 Russell 1,698.69 5.75 NYSE 12,965.10 56.94COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,186.80 10.30 Silver 14.655 .039 Platinum 793.90 16.60 Copper 2.6635 .0390 Oil 66.43 0.52MARKET MOVERS€ Infosys Ltd., down 58 cents to $20.50: The India-based technology, consulting and outsourcing company announced that its chief “ nancial of“ cer was leaving. € Tyson Foods Inc., up $1 to $63.40: Tyson, a food maker, acquired the food services company Keystone for $2.2 billion in cash.BRIEFCASEWASHINGTONEconomists: Some Trump policies could slow growthU.S. business economists are concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trumps economic policies, saying they fear his tariffs and higher budget deficits could eventually slow the economy.More than 90 percent of economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics in a report being released Monday said they think the Trump administrations current and threatened tariffs will harm the economy. The administration has imposed tariffs on goods from many of Americas main trading partners „ from China and Europe to Mexico and Canada. CARACAS, VENEZUELAConoco: Venezuela will pay $2B arbitrationU.S. oil giant ConocoPhillips says it has reached an agreement with Venezuelas stateowned oil company to recover nearly $2 billion it was awarded as part of a decade-old expropriation dispute. Mondays statement from Houston-based Conoco says that PDVSA has agreed to recognize the judg-ment by an international arbitration panel and will make the first $500 million payment within 90 days and the rest over a period of some four years.JERUSALEMPepsiCo buys SodaStream for $3.2BPepsiCo bought carbonated drink maker SodaStream for $3.2 billion on Monday, a move the beverage giant hopes will further help it adjust as consumers drink less traditional soda and opt more for flavored waters and other drinks.By Bernard CondonThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ The bull market in U.S. stocks is about to become the longest in history.If stocks dont drop sig-nificantly by the close of trading Wednesday, the bull market that began in March 2009 will have lasted nine years, five months and 13 days, a record that few would have predicted when the market struggled to find its footing after a 50 per-cent plunge during the financial crisis.The long rally has added trillions of dol-lars to household wealth, helping the economy, and stands as a testament to the ability of large U.S. companies to squeeze out profits in tough times and confidence among inves-tors as they shrugged off repeated crises and kept buying.There was no manic trading, there was no panic buying or selling,Ž said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer of Cresset Wealth Advisors. Its been pretty steady.ŽThe question now is when the rally will end. The Federal Reserve is undoing many of the stimulative measures that supported the market, including keeping inter-est rates near zero. There are also mounting threats to global trade that have unsettled investors.For such an enduring bull market, it shares little of the hallmarks of prior rallies.Unlike earlier rallies, individual investors have largely sat out after getting burned by two crashes in less than a decade. Trading has been lackluster, with few shares exchanging hands each day. Private companies have shown little enthusiasm, too, with fewer selling stock in ini-tial public offerings than in previous bull runs.Yet this bull market has been remarkably resilient. After several blows that might have killed off a less robust rally „ fears of a eurozone collapse, plunging oil prices, a U.S. credit downgrade, Presi-dent Donald Trumps trade fights „ investors soon returned to buying, avoiding a 20 percent drop in stocks that by common definition marks the end of bull markets.I dont think anyone could have predicted the length and strength of this bull market,Ž said David Lebovitz, a global market strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management.One of the markets biggest winners in recent years, Facebook, wasnt even publicly traded when the bull market began. Facebooks huge run-up of more than 350 percent since going public in 2012, Apples steady march to $1 trillion in value, and huge gains by other tech companies like Netflix have helped push the broader market higher.Since the rally officially began on March 9, 2009, the Standard and Poors 500 has risen 321 percent. In the 1990s bull market, the current record holder for the longest, stocks rose 417 percent.From the start, the Federal Reserve was a big force pushing markets higher. It slashed short-term borrowing rates to zero, then began buying trillions of dollars of bonds to push longer-term rates down, too. Investors frustrated with tiny interest pay-ments on bonds felt they had no alternative but to pile into stocks.Companies moved fast to adapt to the post-financial-crisis world of sluggish U.S. growth.They slashed costs and kept wage growth low, squeezing profits out of barely growing sales. They bought back huge amounts of their own stock and expanded their sales overseas, particu-larly to Chinas booming economy. Profit margins reached record levels, as wages sunk to record lows as measured against the size of economy.What people missed was how quickly U.S. corporations were restructuring and right-sizing themselves to regain profitability,Ž said money manager James Abate, who publicly urged investors to start buying stocks in early 2009 when most were dumping them. It was really a catalyst for turning things around.ŽChinas surging growth helped the market, too. Its boom drove up the price of oil and other commodities, helping to lift stocks of U.S. natural resource companies „ for a while at least.Then came a downgrade of the U.S. credit rating in August 2011, which caused stocks to swoon, and 2013 brought another fall as Fed Chair-man Ben Bernanke talked of easing off stimulus policies. In the second half 2014, oil plunged 50 percent, which rattled investors again.Profits started falling the next year, but inves-tors kept their nerve and didnt sell and waited for profits to rise again. In 2016, stocks gained 10 percent then jumped 19 percent the next year. Since the start of 2018, they have risen 6.6 per-cent, boosted by surging profits following the massive cut in corporate tax rates earlier this year.Several dangers threaten the rally.The Fed has hiked its benchmark lending rate twice since January, and is expected raise it twice more by the end of the year.Stocks could suffer as higher interest on bonds convinces investors to start shifting money into this safer alternative. Higher rates also increase costs for business and make expanding opera-tions more difficult.More worrisome, rising rates can trigger recessions, which often kill bull markets. Three of the past five recessions were preceded by rate hikes by the Federal Reserve.With stocks richly priced, there isnt much room for things to go wrong.The prices investors are paying per share for companies are 2.2 times revenue per share, near historic peaks. And prices compared to long-term earnings are much higher than in 2007 before the market crashed.For all its longevity and gains, the final verdict on the bull market wont be known until it ends.The financial crisis of 2008 that ended the last bull market laid bare just how much debt and risk-taking had fueled gains in the previous seven years. The dot-com bust that ended the 90s rally showed how reckless investors had been. This time, many of the unanswered questions concern the Feds mon-etary stimulus.How much did it help boost stocks, and thus the broader economy? Will the gains it helped manufacture prove ephemeral? What are the long-term costs of its unprecedented economic rescue effort as it faces the tricky task of unwinding its stimulus program?Another question is the wisdom of so many buy-backs. Companies have spent trillions in recent years repurchasing their own stock, which has helped lift prices in the short term but does nothing to expand opera-tions, train workers and generally improve their business. Many of the purchases were made with borrowed money, adding to already sizable debts.Raging bullBorn out of the nancial crisis, bull market nears a record In this Nov. 27, 2009, photo, traders move about the ” oor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly before the opening bell. If stocks dont drop signi“ cantly by the close of trading Wednesday, the bull market will have lasted nine years, “ ve months and 13 days, a record. [PETER MORGAN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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CLASSIC PEANUTS HEATHCLIFF DENNIS THE MENACE FAMILY CIRCUS LUANN MOTHER GOOSE & GRIMM BEETLE BAILEY ZITS GARFIELD FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE B.C. ROSE IS ROSE DILBERT SHOE PICKLES PHANTOM BLONDIE BABY BLUES HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH COMICS A8 Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com

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DEAR ABBY: I come from a small, close family. Last year, we suffered a devastating loss. My cousin and her two children were killed in a car accident. We have all been profoundly affected by this loss, especially my aunt and uncle. Fast forward: Another cousin is pregnant with her second child. She wants to name her daughter "Daisy" because she wants all her children to have ower-themed names. "Daisy" is the name of one of the children who died. I, and others in the family, are upset by her decision because her reason for choosing the name has nothing to do with honoring our lost family member. I understand no one "owns" a baby name, and she can choose whatever name she wants for any reason. But I am having trouble getting past the fact that I'll see this child at family gatherings and have to call her by my dead cousin's name for no reason other than it was a cute ower name. My cousin is set on using this name despite family protests, and I can't help but foresee bitterness ahead for us when we've already dealt with so much. What, if anything, can we do to make this situation more positive? -NAME GAME IN NEW YORK DEAR NAME GAME: Your cousin appears to have the empathy of a garden snail. Did it occur to anyone in the family to suggest to her that there are other ower names besides Daisy -Dalia, Daphne or even Desert Rose? (Her nickname could be "Desi," which is cute.) If you haven't, please do before the baby arrives. However, if she refuses to change her mind, it's time for you to start memorizing the Serenity Prayer.DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for 22 years. He's a diamond in the rough. My grown children, three boys, have always just tolerated him. They say he talks too much, doesn't listen and still treats the younger two like children. I know he can be overbearing at times. They have now ganged up and will no longer allow the grandchildren to come stay with me. They say my husband is too harsh in correcting them, which isn't true. The only time he is loud and fast to correct is if the parents aren't here to do it. They have offered no alternative solution. Two have expressed to my husband how they feel. My husband is trying to acknowledge their feelings and wants to do better. How do we proceed as a family? I'm afraid they will withhold the grands each time they disagree with us. Counseling is out since we live in separate cities. Any words of wisdom for us? -HURTING HEART IN SOUTH CAROLINA DEAR HURTING HEART: Look at this from your sons' perspective. When they hear from your grandchildren that your grouchy (but well-meaning) husband yelled at them, as parents, their rst instinct is to protect their kids. I can't guarantee that your sons won't use emotional blackmail in the future, but I can offer two suggestions: Your husband should take a deep breath and count to 10 before he reacts, and he should defer the discipline to Grandma. And if that isn't enough to satisfy your sons, then you will have to visit them instead of having them visit you. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR TUESDAY, AUG. 21, 2018:This year you will get used to the many ups and downs that a partner or friend adds to your life. You will need to ride the crest of a wave frequently, remaining condent that all will end well. Many friends support your style and want to know you better. If you are single, you could discover how desirable you are. You will have to make a commitment to remain single, if thats what you desire. If you are attached, the two of you might decide to add to your family or home. This action will bring on even more bonding. CAPRICORN likes playing devils advocate.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You might have a stunning insight about a person. Keep your impression to yourself for a while. Test it out through observation. You continue taking the lead on a project, though it might be more than you can handle. Eye a change. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) What you hear could be disconcerting. Detach and view the whole situation. You will surprise yourself with how a friends comment hits you. Work with this persons insight. You might not get all the facts for a few days. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You could be more connected to a conversation than you would like to share. You might be quietly ling away certain tidbits that are particularly relevant. Maintain an upbeat attitude when getting into the issue with the person involved. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Defer to someone else, and stay open to his or her ideas. The unexpected piques your imagination. This quality will help you visualize the possibilities that are likely to emerge. Stay open to conversation with others. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Stay as centered as possible when dealing with a difcult friend. This persons behavior could throw your plans off. Make sure that handling this type of issue really works for you. Make time to deal with this type of situation. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Your playfulness might be unusual for several people to witness. The unexpected occurs when dealing with a loved one. You might want to comment less and listen a lot. This person tends to be unpredictable. Sort fact from ction. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You express a lively side to your personality. When you let go of tension and enjoy the moment, your upbeat attitude becomes contagious. Do not allow a difcult conversation to color your mood. Let go of tension and concern. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Understand why someone is so touchy. Juggling your creativity when hitting an unbelievably confusing situation could take some extra energy. Dealing with this person takes talent, fortunately you have the skill set. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Understand what is happening with your nances. You might need to go over your budget with care. Figure out your debts and your needs, and youll be happier in the long run. Ask a friend for help when you deal with the materialistic world. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) Your wisdom comes forward, and you gain the approval of many people. Do not be surprised by all the requests for help or feedback you receive. Remain condent, but listen carefully. You are likely to gain others respect. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Kick back and relax, if you can. You have your share of news and happenings to deal with, and responding to these could be overwhelming. Take your time, do some yoga and brainstorm with a condant. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Your playfulness emerges, despite the moodiness of others. The unexpected could upend your plans, though you might be happier about the change. Try not to allow an older friend to cast a shadow of negativity. Planned baby name renews pain of tragic loss for family DailyCommercial.com | Tuesday, August 21, 2018 A9 TODAY IS TUESDAY, AUG. 21, the 233rd day of 2018. There are 132 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On August 21, 1831, Nat Turner launched a violent slave rebellion in Virginia resulting in the deaths of at least 55 whites. (Turner was later executed.) ON THIS DATE: In 1609, Galileo Galilei demonstrated his new telescope to a group of ocials atop the Campanile in Venice. In 1911, Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris. (The painting was recovered two years later in Italy.) In 1912, the Boy Scouts of America named its rst Eagle Scout, Arthur Rose Eldred of Troop 1 in Rockville Centre, N.Y. In 1940, exiled Communist revolutionary Leon Trotsky died in a Mexican hospital from wounds inicted by an assassin the day before. In 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an executive order making Hawaii the 50th state. In 1961, country singer Patsy Cline recorded the Willie Nelson song "Crazy" in Nashville for Decca Records. (The recording was released in October 1961.) In 1983, Philippine opposition leader Benigno S. Aquino Jr., ending a self-imposed exile in the United States, was shot dead moments after stepping o a plane at Manila International Airport.

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A10 Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com HEALTHTODAYSWORKOUT Addakneelift,weighttoyoursquatroutine ByMarloAllevaMoreContentNow W eallhavefitness inourlivesfor manyreasons. Forsome,itsdoctors orders,othersforvanity, andquitesimply,tokeep ourselvesincheckmentallyandphysically. Sowhetheryouenjoy exercisingorjustpretend to,itsamusttokeepour personalmachinesgoing. Thatswhyitsgoodto throwinvariationsand combinationsfromtime totime,tokeepourbodiesandmindsfresh. Ourmovetodayisa close-stancesquatwith aknee-upcombination, holdingahandweight. Thismovewillbe workingthelowerbody, quads,hamstringsand glutesandcore.Youwill needamediumhand weightforthisexercise. Beginthismoveby holdingtheweightin bothhandsatchest level.Keepyourchest tall,shouldersbackand down,coreengaged,and feetplacedslightlyoutsideyourhipswithyour toesfacingforward. Startbybendinginthe kneesandsittingintoyour squatmotion.Goaslow asyoucantoefficiently getbackup,pushing yourbodyweightback intotheheels.Keepthe kneesbehindthetoes. Onceyoureachyour deepestposition,return tothestart,liftingone legandtuckingtheknee towardyourchest.Release andproceedintoyour nextsquat,alternating knees.Remembertohold yourcoretightandstrong onthetuckingmotion asthisisagreatcorestrengtheningbonus. Shootforatleast10 squatsforeachset, aimingforatleast threetofivesets. Thehandweightisjust foraddedresistance.You canalwaysaddmoreif youneedintensityordrop theweightifyourbalanceiscompromisedor youfeeltoofatigued. MarloAlleva,aninstructoratGoldsGymand groupfitnesscoordinatoratFontaine-Gills YMCA,inLakeland, Florida,canbereached atfaluvzpa@msn.com.MarloAllevademonstratesa close-stanceweightedsquat withknee-ups.[ERNSTPETERS/ THELEDGER] ByJordanRauKaiserHealthNews I THACA,N.Y.„Mostnursinghomeshadfewernurses andcaretakingstaffthanthey hadreportedtothegovernment,accordingtonewfederaldata, bolsteringthelong-heldsuspicionsofmanyfamiliesthatstaffing levelswereofteninadequate. Therecordsforthefirsttimereveal frequentandsignificantfluctuations inday-to-daystaffing,withparticularlylargeshortfallsonweekends. Ontheworst-staffeddaysatan averagefacility,thenewdatashow, on-dutypersonnelcaredfornearly twiceasmanyresidentsastheydid whenthestaffingrosterwasfullest. Thedata,analyzedbyKaiserHealth News,camefromdailypayrollrecords Medicareonlyrecentlybegangatheringandpublishingfrommorethan 14,000nursinghomes,asrequired bytheAffordableCareActof2010. Medicarepreviouslyhadbeenrating eachfacilitysstaffinglevelsbasedon thehomesownunverifiedreports, makingitpossibletogamethesystem. Thepayrollrecordsprovidethe strongestevidencethat,overthepast decade,thegovernmentsfive-star ratingsystemfornursinghomesoften exaggeratedstaffinglevelsandrarely identifiedtheperiodsofthinstaffing thatwerecommon.Medicareisnow relyingonthenewdatatoevaluate staffing,buttherevampedstarratingsstillmasktheerraticlevelsof peopleworkingfromdaytoday. AttheBeechtreeCenterforRehabilitation&NursinginIthaca,New York,JayVandemark,47,whohada strokelastyear,saidheoftenroams thehallslookingforanaidenot alreadyswampedwithworkwhen heneedshelpputtingonhisshirt. Especiallyonweekends,hesaid, itsalmostlikeaghosttown.Ž Nearly1.4millionpeoplearecared forinskillednursingfacilitiesinthe UnitedStates.Whennursinghomes areshort-staffed,nursesandaides scrambletodelivermeals,ferrybedboundresidentstothebathroomand answercallsforpainmedication. Essentialmedicaltaskssuchasrepositioningapatienttoavertbedsores canbeoverlookedwhenworkers areoverburdened,sometimesleadingtoavoidablehospitalizations. Volatilitymeanstherearegaps incare,ŽsaidDavidStevenson,an associateprofessorofhealthpolicyat VanderbiltUniversitySchoolofMedicineinNashville,Tennessee.Its notliketheday-to-daylifeofnursinghomeresidentsandtheirneeds varysubstantiallyonaweekendand aweekday.Theyneedtogetdressed, tobatheandtoeateverysingleday.Ž Dr.DavidGifford,aseniorvice presidentattheAmericanHealth CareAssociation,anursinghome tradegroup,disagreed,sayingthere arelegitimatereasonsstaffingvaries.Onweekends,forinstance,there arefeweractivitiesforresidentsand morefamilymembersaround,hesaid. WhileMedicaredoesnotseta minimumresident-to-staffratio,it doesrequirethepresenceofaregisterednurseforeighthoursaday andalicensednurseatalltimes. TheCentersforMedicare&MedicaidServices,thefederalagencythat overseesnursinghomeinspections, saidinastatementthatitisconcernedandtakingstepstoaddress fluctuationsinstaffinglevelsŽthat haveemergedfromthenewdata.In July,itsaiditwouldlowerratingsfor nursinghomesthathadgonesevenor moredayswithoutaregisterednurse.Erraticnursinghome stangrevealed throughnewrecordsLookupnursinghomesinyour stateSeestaf“nglevelsatindividualnursing homesbasedonKHNsanalysisofdata fromtheCentersforMedicare&Medicaid Services.GotothefollowingURL: https://khn.org/news/look-up-how-nursing-home-staf“ng-”uctuates-nationwide/ Neg l ect unchecked PayrollrecordsattheBeechtreeCenterforRehabilitation&NursinginIthaca,NewYork, showthatonitshigheststaffeddays,ithadoneaideforeveryeightresidents,butthere wasonlyoneaidefor18residentsattheloweststaf“nglevel.[JORDANRAU/KHN] Caregiverheadcountvs.bedcountNursinghomestaf“ng”uctuatesgreatly,withstaf“ngdippingonweekends.Alookatthenationalaverage,below.=5residentsWeekdays WeekendsResidentspernurseonbest-staffeddays Residentspernurseonbest-staffeddays Residentspernurseonworst-staffeddays Residentspernurseonworst-staffeddays Residentsperaideonbest-staffeddays Residentsperaideonworst-staffedday s Residentsperaideonbest-staffeddays Residentsperaideonworst-staffedday s 18to1 30to1 9to1 14to1 38to1 20to110to1 17to1KHNGRAPHIC TIP OF THE WEEKGARDENING BENEFITSOne surprising way that gardening is good for you is that it decreases anxiety and combats loneliness, according to burpeehome gardens.com. Research shows gardening creates compassion toward others, and less worry and depression. It can also provide a sense of community. ADVICEFINDING GOOD INFOPopular Science o ers a list of sites to help you nd good health and tness advice on the web. € Medline Plus has advice on broad general wellness topics as well as more speci c issues. € Family Doctor, although not a replacement for visiting a quali ed physician, can be helpful in narrowing down what certain symptoms might indicate. € Drugs.com o ers information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural remedies. € The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shares information on medical conditions, healthy living and more. WELLNESSMAKE POSITIVE CHANGESHere are tips to improve your wellness from onegreenplanet. org. € Socialize more. € Get enough sleep. € Try a new activity once a month. € Do something nice for someone. € Spend time in the quiet each morning. „ Brandpoint

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DailyCommercial.com | Tuesday, August 21, 2018 A11HAVE 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: letters@dailycommercial.com Fax: 352-365-1951 OUR OPINIONKeep ghting toxic tides ANOTHER OPINION ANOTHER OPINIONThe press and the people OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comIf history repeats itself, the red tide plaguing a large swath of the inshore Gulf coast will eventually go away. The dead fish and other marine life that succumbed to the harmful algae will be removed from beaches and basins. The respiratory irritation experienced by humans will subside. And legions of Floridians will forget the anger and dismay they now feel while viewing photographs and watching video of the impacts of red tide. It happened after the 2005-06 red tide, one of the worst in Floridas recorded history, that resulted in a dead zoneŽ the size of Rhode Island on the Gulf bottom and caused massive losses of fish and marine mammals. It happened after a two-year episode, from 1994 to 1996, and following the 1953-54 red tide that was, at the time, the longest on record. As the blooms faded, so did the negative environmental and economic impacts that generated public outcry. Thats not to say steps aimed at reducing the intensification of red tide, a naturally occurring phenomenon, havent been taken for the past three decades. They have occurred, and outbreaks have sometimes provided the impetus for incremental action. But Florida continues to lack a science-based, fully funded plan for controlling pollution „ from human-made nutrients „ that, according to the scientific consensus, can fuel the inshore growth of microscopic red tide organisms that originally develop 10 to 40 miles offshore „ not to mention its inland rivers and springs with their own algae problems. One problem is that, in general, when red tide is out of sight (and out of smelling distance), it is out of the publics mind and, thus, not a political priority. Another challenge is the complexity of the matter. There are different species of red tide algae; the bloom currently affecting the west coast is known as K. brevis, or Florida red tide. The vastness of the Gulf, the length of Floridas coastline and the diversity of conditions on the mainland make it difficult to reach sweeping conclusions about causes and effects. According to Sarasota-based Mote Marine Laboratory: In contrast to the many red tide species that are fueled by nutrient pollution associated with urban or agricultural runoff, there is no direct link between nutrient pollution and the frequency or severity of red tides caused by K. brevis.Ž Not everyone in the scientific community agrees with the assertion that there is no direct link.Ž That said, Mote communications embrace the scientific consensus with this conclusion: However, once red tides are transported inshore, they are capable of using man-made nutrients for their growth.Ž Pictures of bright-green, algae-laden water released from Lake Okeechobee toward the west and east coasts have fueled public outrage and reinforced the widely held belief that red tide outbreaks are being lengthened and intensified by pollution from development, septic tanks and agriculture north of Lake Okeechobee. Regardless of red tide, this pollution should be dramatically reduced and water management practices dramatically overhauled. Doing so will take money and commitment. Could outrage over red tide force Floridians and their leaders to take pollution seriously? Perhaps but, as history has shown, only if it is sustained „ after the red tide goes away.One difference between Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal and Donald Trump's mess is the 24-hour news cycle. Watergate was a long and winding road. Two years passed from June of 1972 when Frank Wills, a 24-year-old security guard, called law enforcement to report suspicious activity at the Watergate Hotel, until Richard Nixon's resignation on Aug. 8, 1974. But in those two years of Watergate, contrary to the nightmare we're living now, observers weren't subjected to the constant drumbeat of panelists screaming about the lying, corrupt president on one side and television anchors on the other side offering the president up as some kind of savior. With Watergate it was Walter Cronkite and the 5:30 p.m. news and the daily newspaper. But Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's curious relationship with Donald Trump, and all that's being exposed along the way, seems much more convoluted than anything Watergate dished up. And the around-the-clock reporting of daily revelations is far from finished. But this heightened sense of frenzy can only be maintained for so long before the noise becomes deafening. Members of the press have the same problems reacting to a megalomaniac that the rest of us do. But editorializing is not the same as providing information, and there's been too much of that. As it is, even the smallest bit of minutia has been dissected. Someone wears a yellow tie, another isn't wearing a flag lapel pin what does that tell us? The dialogue can continue for hours. On many giddy occasions, anchor and panel looks a lot like cats batting around a dead mouse. It's off-putting. And at the same time that the press is under siege in a reprehensible way, they have to accept some of the blame for driving a portion of their audience away. As a direct result of the daily blather, there is a hunger for normalcy, or at least a safe distance from chaos. And there are those who have retreated from media and created their own designated space to escape the bedlam. Fox News Alerts? CNN Breaking News? As with any soap opera where the storyline may take days to play out, the same breaking news story announced in the morning will still be breaking news in the afternoon. More fed up than fired up, "We The People" are choosing to remain above the fray until active participation will make a difference. In fact, the good ol' days of common misery would be welcome at this point politics being too partisan and Congress never performing as well as is expected. Something every American could get their arms around. Instead, it's become a matter of maintaining a positive balance between personal responsibilities and politics. And retreating to the shadows, at least for now, is of benefit to party loyalists on both sides. Democrats are frustrated by their party's meanderings, and there are those who believe that were it not for Hillary Clinton's lust for coronation, and the party's lack of imagination in bringing forward new blood, perhaps the nation wouldn't be stuck with Donald Trump. And it works for Republicans who held their noses and voted for Trump, hoping his presidency wouldn't be so bad, only to find themselves party to the worst threat to democracy this country may have ever witnessed. From both sides of the aisle, there is an abundance of disgust for those in elected office who have the ability to demand change but won't, and those who have the ability to say "country first," and "enough is enough," but don't have the intestinal fortitude to do so. Within the confines of this self-imposed seclusion, getting new tires for the car is more pressing than counting Rick Gates' mistresses. The press would do well to abandon their habit of perpetual motion for fear of the one mistake which would give legitimacy to the notion of "fake press." And rising from the ashes of the nowcloistered American could be a smarter voter demanding more than leading questions and hyperbole from the press. That would make for a better democracy a ready press, qualified candidates and, an educated voter. Maybe it really is just that simple. Gloria Johns wrote this for Tribune News Service. Mission: Impossible „ FalloutŽ has been attracting a lot of moviegoers with some clever sequences, including one just before the opening credits. The real Wolf Blitzer plays a fake Wolf Blitzer. Fans of the franchise know that the Impossible Missions Force „ or IMF „ is adept at creating masks. In this bit, the team tricks an evil nuclear scientist into coughing up information by appearing to accede to his demand that CNN broadcast his manifesto. Theres Blitzer on the small screen, reading the evil screed. But its all a fake. Once the intelligence is in hand, BlitzerŽ pulls off his mask to reveal himself as one of the IMF agents. And then, the Mission ImpossibleŽ music. So very cool. Except that its totally uncool. Shtick like that really damages the news medias credibility at a time when it can least afford it. Back in 1974, the great Walter Cronkite, succumbing to network pressure, made a quick cameo in an episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show.Ž As problematic as that was, it was a rare thing; the wall between news and entertainment was still intact. But no longer. In 1997, the movie Contact,Ž about extra-terrestrial research, drew heavy criticism because it was so loaded with CNN anchors and reporters. The head of the network called for an end to putting on-air staff in films. Such scruples were shortlived. The number of famous journalists in movies and TV series has exploded. HBOs House of CardsŽ had Rachel Maddow, George Stephanopoulos and Lester Holt playing themselves. Batman vs. SupermanŽ featured Anderson Cooper and Soledad OBrien, and there are plenty of other examples. Journalists arent immune from celebrity, and they like the paycheck that comes with it, but what really drives this is that huge media companies such as CNNs parent, Warner-Media, own a news network, movie distributors and production companies. Viewers and moviemakers probably like it because real news people add authenticity to the story. Problem is, what burnishes fiction tarnishes fact, along with the journalists and outlets they represent. On social media, where many of us get our news, stories from reliable sources are right up against lies and chicanery. So why would CNN or WarnerMedia think it would be a good idea for Blitzer to play himself, and then turn out to be a Wolf in IMF clothing? Blitzer himself should have seen the problem with that. CNN deserves credit for trying to serve the world with important, verified, accurate information. And journalists who are doing good work probably think movie cameos are the least of the problems facing news media. They may even buy into the idea that showing up in movies is good for the brand.Ž But that kind of thinking ignores what the brand is. CNN stands for whats true, and newscasters simply shouldnt feed the blur between truth and fantasy. Keep news staff in the field and in the newsroom „ and off the set. Keith Oppenheim is an associate professor of broadcast media production at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., and a former correspondent for CNN.ANOTHER OPINIONJournalist cameos should end

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DailyCommercial.com | Tuesday, August 21, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ Mark Oates found a lot of positives and negatives after watching video of Fridays Kickoff Clas-sic against Inverness Citrus.The Leesburg coach led the Yellow Jackets through their practice on Monday „ their first workout since falling 15-14 to Citrus at H.O. Dabney Stadium „ ready to get to work on fixing the flaws while also emphasizing the good he saw.We didnt always play with the right technique, but I thought we played hard and got snaps for a lot of players,Ž Oates said. We got five freshman „ Ronnie Joe Gilchrist, Nathen Kristovich, Eric Coffie, Daundre Miller and Sabari Boone „ into the game and it was a pretty seamless transition when they played.All in all, while we have a lot to work on, it wasnt a bad overall effort for a first game.ŽOates was happy with quarterback A.J. Grahams performance. The senior southpaw completed 6 of 19 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns, but Oates felt he couldve thrown for more yardage for a higher percent-age „ and at least two more touchdowns „ if the Leesburg receiving corps had done a better job of holding on to the football.Graham and receivers Jatavian Solomon and David Robinson displayed the mak-ings of an electric mid-range attack, particularly Solomon, who connected with Graham for a 94-yard touchdown pass on the final play of the first half.But, like with other positions on the field, there is work to be done. When we didnt call pass-ing plays, I dont think our receivers went all out,Ž said Oates. They have to learn how to sell the pass on every play. That will make our running game more effective.ŽAnd Yellow Jackets fans got of solid glimpse of the ground attack. Tayquan Pinellas, a 5-foot-7, 200-pound senior transfer from Kissimmee Osceola saw limited touches, but showcased his bruising style of running. Pinellas style of running „ a physical, battering approach that Ready to swarmLeesburg head coach Mark Oates talks with his players during a Kickoff Classic game against Inverness Citrus High School on Fri day. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] Leesburg coach turning loss into motivation for Yellow JacketsBy Ralph D. RussoThe Associated PressAlabama will begin its quest for a second consecutive national championship with a rare three-peat.The Crimson Tide is just the second team to be ranked No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll for three straight seasons. Alabama received 42 out of 61 first-place votes.No. 2 Clemson received 18 first-place votes. Georgia is No. 3 and Wisconsin is fourth. The Badgers received one first-place vote. Ohio State was ranked No. 5.The preseason AP poll started in 1950 and since then only Oklahoma from 198587 had started No. 1 in three straight years until now.Ring up another milestone for coach Nick Sabans Tide dynasty. Alabama has won five national championships since 2009 and now has been No. 1 to start the season five times under Saban. Last season was the first time Sabans team started and fin-ished the season No. 1.The Tide enter this season with a question at quarter-back, but there appears to be two good answers from which Saban has to choose: Tua Tagovailoa won the College Football Playoff championship game for Alabama with a second-half comeback and overtime touchdown pass. Jalen Hurts has led the Tide to the national title game in each of his two seasons as a starter.Whoever is quarterback, Alabamas offense should be potent with running back Damien Harris working behind a powerful line anchored by tackle Jonah Williams.The Tides always tough defense will have all new starters in the secondary, but defensive end Raekwon Davis and linebackers Mack Wilson and Dylan Moses are primed to be Alabamas next All-Americans. The machine never stops in No. 1 Alabama tops preseason Top 25In this Jan. 8 photo, Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith celebrates his touchdown during overtime of the College Football Playoff championship game against Georgia in Atlanta. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] By Jenna FryerThe Associated PressRace car drivers understand death, more so than other professional athletes. Nearly every driver at the top levels has lost a friend or a rival in a race, an acquaintance from another series, a driver they grew up idolizing. Death is a risk the drivers willingly take and their loved ones accept, knowing the passion for a profession that can kill. Robert Wickens came to terms with the stakes long before he left a successful career in Europe racing touring cars to join the IndyCar Series. Was he thinking he could be seriously injured when he climbed into his car Sunday at Pocono Raceway? Most certainly not. Drivers dont become champions through fear. Wickens certainly wasnt scared when the flag dropped and he went wheel-to-wheel as he tried to pass Ryan Hunter-Reay just a few minutes into the race. The cars hurtled through the turn, each driver mashing the gas, refusing Wickens crash a reminder racing will never be safeTrack workers repair a section of fence after a wreck during the IndyCar auto race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday in Long Pond, Pa. [MATT SLOCUM/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Patrick BurnsThe Associated PressSOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. „ After a five-inning, 14 strike-out, no-hit performance, Roberto Joubert stepped off the mound and made his way toward the Puerto Rico dugout.An emphatic roar filled Volunteer Stadium, as miniature Puerto Rican flags waved in tandem with fatheads of each player. The Puerto Rico faithful consisted of no more than 60 or 70 people, yet their passion could be felt throughout the 3,000-seat ballpark.At the front of the crowd was Pedro Ortiz, whose son Devin is a reserve outfielder. Ortiz has watched this Radames Lopez Little League team from Guayama win champi-onships together at every age level since they were 5, and on Monday he saw another happy moment, a 3-1 win over Panama in an elimination game.But even he struggled to picture this scene 11 months ago.Its been a really really really tough year,Ž Ortiz said. For us to be here after Hurricane Maria, we really didnt know whether or not we were going to play baseball.ŽLast September, Hur-ricane Maria smashed Guayama, a coastal town of around 40,000. In the weeks that followed, the Ortiz family didnt have a place to call home. Star catcher John Lopez had to scramble to rebuild his familys fritter business. Because the islands entire power grid was knocked out, pitcher Yadiel Delgado couldnt contact his father in Florida for weeks.For nearly a month, Guayama was forced to come to grips with its new reality, a tall task for any kid. As families searched for water, gas and other necessities, the Little Leaguers dedicated themselves to whipping their local baseball dia-monds into shape.By mid-October, they were finally ready, and a momentary distraction had arrived.The first goal was to bring some recreation to the kids, not to think about what happened Team that endured hurricane makes LLWS run See LEESBURG, B3 See CRASH, B3 See FOOTBALL, B3 See LLWS, B3

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B2 Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | DailyCommercial.com SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to sports@dailycommercial.com. 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. 3 p.m. ESPN „ Little League World Series, elimination game, at Williamsport, Pa. 7 p.m. ESPNU „ American Legion World Series, championship game, at Shelby, N.C. 7:30 p.m. ESPN „ Little League World Series, elimination game, at Williamsport, Pa. MLB BASEBALL 7 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Cleveland at Boston OR Philadelphia at Washington FS-Florida „ N.Y. Yankees at Miami SUN „ Kansas City at Tampa Bay 10 p.m. ESPN „ St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers WNBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 „ Playoffs, “ rst round, teams TBA 9 p.m. ESPN2 „ Playoffs, “ rst round, teams TBA SPORTS BRIEFSINDIANAPOLIS Florida State AD Wilcox leaving for NCAA roleFlorida State athletic director Stan Wilcox is leav-ing for the NCAA, filling the job vacated when Oliver Luck left to run the new XFL.The NCAA announced Monday that Wilcox will serves as executive vice president of regulatory affairs. Luck, the former West Virginia athletic director, filled that role for four years before step-ping down in June.Stan is a highly respected, visionary leader in intercollegiate athletics, and Im excited to have him join our senior leadership team at the national office,Ž NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a statement.Wilcox has been AD at Florida State since 2013. Before that he did stints at Duke and Notre Dame, his alma mater, as a deputy athletic director.COLLEGE PARK, MD.Maryland to wear helmet sticker to honor McNairMembers of the Maryland football team will wear a helmet sticker with No. 79 to honor former teammate Jordan McNair, who collapsed during a practice session in May and subsequently died.In an announcement Monday morning, the school said no player will wear his number for the next three years „ the time during which he would have been eligible to play.In addition, a moment of silence will be held during Texas and Temple games, and his locker will be encased in glass.Speaking in Cole Field House on the university campus with his teammates lined up behind him, Maryland offensive lineman Ellis McKennie said, Every play we make, every snap we take, will be in Jordans honor.ŽHe added, Jordan was fearless. He was a dreamer. He would do anything for his teammates.ŽNEW YORKWant to vote for the Tennis Hall of Fame?Martina Hingis figures she wouldnt have needed any help from fans to earn her spot in the Interna-tional Tennis Hall of Fame. Still, she likes the idea that folks around the world now will have a say in who gets elected.I would have hoped that people liked me and liked my game, liked my style, so hopefully that wouldnt have made a difference to make it in or out,Ž Hingis said with a laugh during a phone interview. I would have only hoped that it would only push me more. I would hope that in my case, it would have been pretty clear that I had made it.ŽHer sports Hall will let fans help select its next inductees. Anyone will be able to submit an online ballot starting in late August for the Class of 2019. The votes will then become part of the overall tally that determines which players are elected. WNBA playoff “ eld set after wild yearWNBA playoffs are set after a wild, unpredictable regular season came to an end Sunday.As expected, Los Angeles and Minnesota will meet in the postseason for a third straight year. Unex-pectedly, its in the first round.The two-time WNBA finalists finished a surpris-ing sixth and seventh in the regular season and will face off in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.Minnesota is a good team. You can throw records out the window right now,Ž Sparks coach Brian Agler said. They have two of the elite offensive players in the league, one inside and one outside, they have veteran savviness, tough minded cham-pionship pedigree and we have played them enough, over 20 times in three years, so we know each other pretty well.Ž 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 14Mondays GameBaltimore at Indianapolis, lateWEEK 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. 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 9 8 29 38 40 D.C. United 7 9 6 27 39 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 12 7 6 42 49 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 13 6 24 31 42 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 D.C. United 2, New England 0 Los Angeles FC 2, Colorado 0Wednesday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. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Pittsburgh -115 Atlanta +105 at Washington -138 Philadelphia +128 at New York Off San Francisco Off at Milwaukee -179 Cincinnati +167 at Colorado -177 San Diego +165 at Los Angeles -157 St. Louis +147American Leagueat Toronto -150 Baltimore +140 at Boston -144 Cleveland +134 at Tampa Bay -235 Kansas City +215 at Minnesota -135 Chicago +125 at Oakland Off Texas Off at Seattle Off Houston OffInterleagueChicago Cubs -170 at Detroit +158 NY Yankees -225 at Miami +205 at Arizona -182 LA Angels +167COLLEGE FOOTBALL SaturdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Wyoming +1 3 (46) at NMSU at Colorado State 14 14 (58) HawaiiNFL PRESEASON ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Cleveland +2 4 42 PhiladelphiaFriday at NY Jets Pk 2 42 NY Giants at Washington 3 3 43 Denver at Carolina 2 Pk 46 New England at Tampa Bay Pk 3 45 Detroit at Minnesota 3 3 39 Seattle at Oakland 2 7 41 Green BaySaturdayat Chicago 1 2 47 Kansas City at Pittsburgh 4 4 45 Tennessee at LA Rams 2 3 42 Houston at Indianapolis Off Off Off San Francisco at Jacksonville 1 3 40 Atlanta at Miami Off Off Off Baltimore at LA Chargers 2 2 43 New OrleansSundayat Buffalo 1 1 41 Cincinnati at Dallas 3 3 43 ArizonaUpdated odds available at Pregame.com TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLNational LeagueSAN FRANCISCO GIANTS „ Optioned RHP Ray Black to Sacramento (PCL). Recalled RHP Derek Law from Sacramento.American AssociationLINCOLN SALTDOGS „ Released C Jackson Pritchard. TEXAS AIRHOGS „ Signed RHP Austin Orvis and OF Javion Randle.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Activated RHP John Brownell. Released LHP Jake Zokan.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationATLANTA HAWKS „ Signed G-F Daniel Hamilton and F Alex Poythress.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueNFL „ Suspended Chicago CB Deiondre Hall for the season opener for a violation of the NFLs substance abuse policy. ATLANTA FALCONS „ Signed FB Jalston Fowler and WR Julian Williams. Waived FB Luke McNitt and WR Taj Williams. DENVER BRONCOS „ Placed G Menelik Watson on injured-reserve. DETROIT LIONS „ Placed LB Steve Longa on injured reserve. Released DL Cornelius Washington. Waived CB Antwuan Davis. Signed CBs Dexter McDougle and Sterling Moore and OL Beau Nunn. HOUSTON TEXANS „ Activated OT Martinas Rankin from the PUP list. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS „ Signed WR Cobi Hamilton. Waived RB Tion Green. LOS ANGELES RAMS „ Agreed to terms with OL Rob Havenstein on a four-year contract extension through the 2022 season. MINNESOTA VIKINGS „ Released K Kai Forbath. Placed DE Ade Aruna on injured reserve. Waived-injured OT Cedric Lang, TE Josiah Price and FB Johnny Stanton. Signed FB Kobe McCrary and G Kareem Are. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS „ Released P Jon Ryan. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS „ Signed DTJerel Worthy. Waived-injured LB Shaheed Salmon. TENNESSEE TITANS „ Placed CB Kalen Reed on injured reserve. Agreed to terms with CB Josh Kalu.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueCALGARY FLAMES „ Acquired F Kerby Rychel from Montreal for F Hunter Shinkaruk. NEW JERSEY DEVILS „ Signed D Ty Smith to a three-year, entry-level contract. NEW YORK RANGERS „ Agreed to terms with G Dustin Tokarski on a one-year contract.COLLEGESBROWN „ Named Andre Reis womens volunteer assistant soccer coach. CHATTANOOGA „ Named Megan Betsa softball pitching coach. CONCORDIA (ORE.) „ Named Concordia Lindsay Aho director of golf. FLORIDA STATE „ Announced the resignation of athletic director Stan Wilcox to become executive vice president of regulatory affairs at the NCAA. WISCONSIN „ WR Quintez Cephus announced is taking a leave of absence from the team. PRO BASKETBALL WNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT. GB x-Atlanta 23 11 .676 „ x-Washington 22 12 .647 1 x-Connecticut 21 13 .618 2 Chicago 13 21 .382 10 New York 7 27 .206 16 Indiana 6 28 .176 17WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT. GB x-Seattle 26 8 .765 „ x-Phoenix 20 14 .588 6 x-Los Angeles 19 15 .559 7 x-Minnesota 18 16 .529 8 x-Dallas 15 19 .441 11 Las Vegas 14 20 .412 12 x-clinched playoff spotSaturdays GameChicago 115, Indiana 106, 2OTSundays GamesConnecticut 89, Los Angeles 86 Phoenix 96, New York 85 Indiana 97, Chicago 92 Atlanta 93, Las Vegas 78 Seattle 84, Dallas 68 Minnesota 88, Washington 83Mondays GamesNo games scheduledWNBA PLAYOFFSFirst Round Todays GamesDallas vs. Phoenix at Tempe, Ariz., 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.Second Round Thursdays GamesTBD at Washington, 6:30 p.m. TBD at Connecticut, 8:30 p.m. TENNIS ATP WORLD TOURWINSTON-SALEM OPEN A U.S. Open Series eventMonday at The Wake Forest Tennis Center, Winston-Salem, N.C. Purse: $778,070 (WT250); Surface: Hard-OutdoorMens Singles First RoundTennys Sandgren, United States, def. Ricardas Berankis, Lithuania, 6-4, 6-3. Leonardo Mayer, Argentina, def. Yuichi Sugita, Japan, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Tommy Paul, United States, def. Laslo Djere, Serbia, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Jaume Munar, Spain, def. Brayden Schnur, Canada, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1). Taro Daniel, Japan, def. John Millman, Australia, 6-4, 7-6 (7). Taylor Fritz, United States, de. Malek Jaziri, Tunisia, 6-1, 6-4. Matteo Berretini, Italy, def. Julien Benneteau, France, 6-3, 6-3. Franko Skugor, Croatia, def. Pierre-Hugues Herbert, France, 6-2, 6-3. LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIESAll times EasternAt South Williamsport, Pa. UNITED STATESNEW ENGLAND, Coventry (R.I.); MIDATLANTIC, Staten Island (N.Y.); SOUTHEAST, Peachtree City, Ga.; GREAT LAKES, Grosse Pointe Woods (Mich.); MIDWEST, Des Moines (Iowa); SOUTHWEST, Houston; NORTHWEST, Coeur dAlene (Idaho); WEST, HonoluluINTERNATIONALASIA/PACIFIC, Seoul (South Korea); AUSTRALIA, Gold Coast; CANADA, Surrey (British Columbia); CARIBBEAN, Guayama (Puerto Rico); EUROPE/AFRICA, Barcelona (Spain); JAPAN, Kawaguchi; LATIN AMERICA, Arraijan (Panama); MEXICO, Matamoros(Double Elimination) Aug. 16Game 1: Seoul (South Korea) 4, Guayama (Puerto Rico) 2, 9 innings Game 2: Staten Island (N.Y.) 5, Des Moines (Iowa) 2 Game 3: Matamoros (Mexico) 3, Gold Coast (Australia) 2 Game 4: Houston 3, Coventry (R.I.) 1Aug. 17Game 5: Kawaguchi (Japan) 11, Barcelona (Spain) 1, 5 innings Game 6: Grosse Pointe Woods (Mich.) 5, Coeur dAlene (Idaho) 4 Game 7: Arraijan (Panama) 8, Surrey (British Columbia) 3 Game 8: Honolulu 2, Peachtree City (Ga.) 0, 11 inningsSaturdays GamesGame 9: Guayama (Puerto Rico) 6, Gold Coast (Australia) 0 Game 10: Des Moines (Iowa) 9, Coventry (R.I.) 5 Game 11: Surrey (British Columbia) 2, Barcelona (Spain) 1, 10 inningsGame 12: Peachtree City (Ga.) 3, Coeur dAlene (Idaho) 0Sundays GamesGame 13: Game 13: Seoul (South Korea) 5, Matamoros (Mexico) 1 Game 14: Staten Island (N.Y.) 2, Houston 1 Game 15: Kawaguchi (Japan) 4, Arraijan (Panama) 2 Game 16: Honolulu 8, Grosse Pointe Woods (Mich.) 3Mondays GamesGame A: Coventry (R.I.) 15, Gold Coast (Australia) 0, 4 innings Game 17: Guayama (Puerto Rico) 3, Arraijan (Panama) 1, Arraijan eliminated Game 18: Grosse Pointe Woods (Mich.) 5, Des Moines (Iowa) 4, Des Moines eliminated Game 19: Matamoros (Mexico) vs. Surrey (British Columbia), late Game 20: Houston vs. Peachtree City (Ga.), lateTuesdays GamesGame B: Barcelona (Spain) vs. Coeur dAlene (Idaho), 11 a.m. Game 21: Guayama (Puerto Rico) vs. Matamoros (Mexico), 3 p.m. Game 22: Grosse Pointe Woods (Mich.) vs. Game 20 winner, 7:30 p.m.Wednesdays GamesGame 23: Seoul (South Korea) vs. Kawaguchi (Japan), 3 p.m. Game 24: Staten Island (N.Y.) vs. Honolulu, 7:30 p.m.Thursdays GamesGame 25: Game 21 winner vs. Game 23 loser, 3 p.m. Game 26: Game 22 winner vs. Game 24 loser, 7 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 24 International ChampionshipGame 27: Game 23 winner vs. Game 25 winner, 12:30 p.m.United States ChampionshipGame 28: Game 24 winner vs. Game 26 winner, 3:30 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 25 At Lamade Stadium Third PlaceGame 29: Loser Game 27 vs. Loser Game 28, 10 a.m.World ChampionshipGame 30: Winner Game 27 vs. Winner Game 28: 3 p.m. AUTO RACING NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPPOINTS LEADERS Through Aug. 20 1. Kyle Busch, 1003. 2. Kevin Harvick, 960. 3. Martin Truex Jr, 849. 4. Kurt Busch, 796. 5. Clint Bowyer, 776. 6. Joey Logano, 768. 7. Ryan Blaney, 733. 8. Brad Keselowski, 730. 9. Kyle Larson, 729. 10. Denny Hamlin, 707. 11. Chase Elliott, 697. 12. Aric Almirola, 658. 13. Erik Jones, 635. 14. Jimmie Johnson, 604. 15. Alex Bowman, 572. 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr, 493. 17. Ryan Newman, 481. 18. Daniel Suarez, 479. 19. Austin Dillon, 475. 20. Paul Menard, 473. NASCAR XFINITY POINTS LEADERS Through Aug. 20 1. Christopher Bell, 820. 2. Justin Allgaier, 797. 3. Elliott Sadler, 793. 4. Cole Custer, 791. 5. Daniel Hemric, 768. 6. Tyler Reddick, 643. 7. Brandon Jones, 634. 8. Ryan Truex, 618. 9. Austin Cindric, 582. 10. Matt Tifft, 580. 11. Ryan Reed, 534. 12. Ross Chastain, 479. 13. Michael Annett, 437. 14. John Hunter Nemechek, 401. 15. Ryan Sieg, 380. 16. Jeremy Clements, 374. 17. Kaz Grala, 360. 18. Alex Labbe, 341. 19. Spencer Gallagher, 327. 20. Garrett Smithley, 319. NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK POINTS LEADERS Through Aug. 20 1. Johnny Sauter, 2042. 2. Brett Mof“ tt, 2027. 3. Noah Gragson, 2022. 4. Ben Rhodes, 2014. 5. Stewart Friesen, 2012. 6. Grant En“ nger, 2011. 7. Justin Haley, 2009. 8. Matt Crafton, 2003. 9. Myatt Snider, 411. 10. Dalton Sargeant, 404. 11. Todd Gilliland, 403. 12. Cody Coughlin, 398. 13. Austin Hill, 364. 14. Austin Wayne Self, 344. 15. Wendell Chavous, 282. 16. Justin Fontaine, 272. 17. Jordan Anderson, 271. 18. Joe Nemechek, 185. 19. Jesse Little, 183. 20. Norm Benning, 176. INDYCAR POINTS LEADERS Through Aug. 191. Scott Dixon, 530. 2. Alexander Rossi, 501. 3. Josef Newgarden, 464. 4. Will Power, 449. 5. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 411. 6. Robert Wickens, 391. 7. Simon Pagenaud, 368. 8. Graham Rahal, 351. 9. James Hinchcliffe, 338. 10. Sebastien Bourdais, 325. 11. Marco Andretti, 311. 12. Ed Jones, 273. 13. Takuma Sato, 267. 14. Spencer Pigot, 253. 15. Tony Kanaan, 240. 16. Zach Veach, 239. 17. Charlie Kimball, 234. 18. Matheus Leist, 201. 19. Max Chilton, 179. 20. Ed Carpenter, 169.FORMULA ONE POINTS LEADERS Through July 29 1. Lewis Hamilton, 213 2. Sebastian Vettel, 189 3. Kimi Raikkonen, 146 4. Valtteri Bottas, 132 5. Daniel Ricciardo, 118 6. Max Verstappen, 105 7. Nico Hulkenberg, 52 8. Kevin Magnussen, 45 9. Fernando Alonso, 44 10. Sergio Perez, 30 11. Carlos Sainz, 30 12. Esteban Ocon, 29 13. Pierre Gasly, 26 14. Romain Grosjean, 21 15. Charles Leclerc, 13 16. Stoffel Vandoorne, 8 17. Marcus Ericsson, 5 18. Lance Stroll, 4 19. Brendon Hartley, 2NHRA LEADERS Through Aug. 19 Top Fuel1. x-Steve Torrence, 1,332. 2. x-Tony Schumacher, 1,145. 3. x-Clay Millican, 1,144. 4. x-Leah Pritchett, 1,118. 5. x-Doug Kalitta, 1,027. 6. x-Antron Brown, 1,026. 7. Terry McMillen, 791. 8. Brittany Force, 787. 9. Scott Palmer, 701. 10. Mike Salinas, 694. 11. Richie Crampton, 692. 12. Blake Alexander, 522.Funny Car1. x-Courtney Force, 1,372. 2. x-Ron Capps, 1,177. 3. x-Robert Hight, 1,154. 4. x-Jack Beckman, 1,110. 5. x-Matt Hagan, 1,102. 6 (tie), x-Tommy Johnson Jr. and x-J.R. Todd, 987. 8. John Force, 855. 9. Shawn Langdon, 791. 10. Tim Wilkerson, 747. 11. Bob Tasca III, 723. 12. Cruz Pedregon, 672. 13. Jonnie Lindberg, 649.Pro Stock1. Greg Anderson, 1,262. 2. Tanner Gray, 1,242. 3. Erica Enders, 1,146. 4. Vincent Nobile, 1,084. 5. Jeg Coughlin, 1,055. 6. Deric Kramer, 1,045. 7. Jason Line, 986. 8. Chris McGaha, 983. 9. Drew Skillman, 959. 10. Bo Butner, 930. 11. Alex Laughlin, 741.Pro Stock Motorcycle1. x-Andrew Hines, 784. 2. x-Eddie Krawiec, 773. 3. x-Hector Arana Jr, 646. 4. x-LE Tonglet, 641. 5. x-Jerry Savoie, 588. 6. x-Matt Smith, 540. 7. Scotty Pollacheck, 480. 8. Angie Smith, 409. 9. Angelle Sampey, 372. 10. Hector Arana, 353. 11. Jim Underdahl, 343. 12. Steve Johnson, 334. 13. Joey Gladstone, 317. 14. Cory Reed, 310. 15. Ryan Oehler, 300. 16. Karen Stoffer, 277. 17. Mark Paquette, 178. x-clinched berth in NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. GOLF WORLD GOLF RANKINGThrough Aug. 191. Dustin Johnson USA 10.30 2. Brooks Koepka USA 10.07 3. Justin Thomas USA 9.53 4. Justin Rose ENG 8.73 5. Jon Rahm ESP 7.72 6. Francesco Molinari ITA 7.50 7. Rory McIlroy NIR 7.02 8. Jordan Spieth USA 6.78 9. Rickie Fowler USA 6.60 10. Jason Day AUS 6.36 11. Tommy Fleetwood ENG 6.00 12. Patrick Reed USA 5.28 13. Alex Noren SWE 5.25 14. Bubba Watson USA 5.22 15. Paul Casey ENG 4.99 16. Webb Simpson USA 4.62 17. Xander Schauffele USA 4.41 18. Marc Leishman AUS 4.40 19. Henrik Stenson SWE 4.40 20. Hideki Matsuyama JPN 4.39 21. Bryson DeChambeau USA 4.10 22. Phil Mickelson USA 4.02 23. Tyrrell Hatton ENG 3.98 24. Patrick Cantlay USA 3.94 25. Sergio Garcia ESP 3.91 26. Tiger Woods USA 3.88 27. Kevin Kisner USA 3.82 28. Kyle Stanley USA 3.69 29. Rafael Cabrera Bello ESP 3.68 30. Tony Finau USA 3.64 31. Matt Kuchar USA 3.56 32. Ian Poulter ENG 3.42 33. Kiradech Aphibarnrat THA 3.26 34. Brian Harman USA 3.24 35. Louis Oosthuizen SAF 3.22 36. Charley Hoffman USA 3.05 37. Branden Grace SAF 2.95 38. Thorbjorn Olesen DEN 2.84 39. Gary Woodland USA 2.83 40. Satoshi Kodaira JPN 2.80 41. Pat Perez USA 2.69 42. Matthew Fitzpatrick ENG 2.69 43. Kevin Na USA 2.68 44. Adam Scott AUS 2.65 45. Daniel Berger USA 2.62 46. Byeong Hun An KOR 2.57 47. Zach Johnson USA 2.53 48. Haotong Li CHN 2.43 49. Cameron Smith AUS 2.41 50. Brandt Snedeker USA 2.402018 RYDER CUP POINTSAt Le Golf National, Guyancourt, FranceSept. 28-30, 2018 Through Aug. 19x-clinched berthUNITED STATES1. x-Brooks Koepka 13,298.471 2. x-Dustin Johnson 9,549.287 3. x-Justin Thomas 8,929.122 4. x-Patrick Reed 7,821.880 5. x-Bubba Watson 5,584.137 6. x-Jordan Spieth 5,481.427 7. x-Rickie Fowler 5,006.112 8. x-Webb Simpson 4,534.745 9. Bryson DeChambeau 4,316.107 10. Phil Mickelson 4,207.953 11. Tiger Woods 4,196.794 12. Xander Schauffele 3,924.096 13. Matt Kuchar 3,843.696 14. Kevin Kisner 3,680.121 15. Tony Finau 3,512.021EUROPE European Points1. Francesco Molinari 6,182,450.35 2. Justin Rose 4,518,651.42 3. Tyrrell Hatton 4,326,297.77 4. Tommy Fleetwood 3,668,310.57 5. Jon Rahm 3,617,769.82 6. Thorbjorn Olesen 3,609,983.32 7. Rory McIlroy 3,482,791.06 8. Alex Noren 3,444,442.21 9. Russell Knox 2,659,683.33 10. Eddie Pepperell 2,478,389.09World Points1. Francesco Molinari 373.12 2. Justin Rose 366.69 3. Jon Rahm 327.18 4. Rory McIlroy 309.29 5. Tommy Fleetwood 301.66 6. Alex Noren 252.62 7. Tyrrell Hatton 245.64 8. Thorbjorn Olesen 177.01 9. Rafa Cabrera Bello 168.75 10. Ian Poulter 168.19FEDEX CUP LEADERSThrough Aug. 19Rank, Player Points Money 1. Dustin Johnson 2,717 $7,301,752 2. Justin Thomas 2,634 $7,893,693 3. Brooks Koepka 2,012 $6,412,792 4. Justin Rose 1,991 $5,814,678 5. Bubba Watson 1,879 $5,196,598 6. Jason Day 1,771 $4,731,601 7. Webb Simpson 1,710 $4,610,317 8. Francesco Molinari 1,682 $4,650,042 9. Bryson DeChambeau 1,617 $4,569,009 10. Patrick Reed 1,555 $4,634,518 11. Phil Mickelson 1,546 $4,126,332 12. Tony Finau 1,509 $3,833,338 13. Jon Rahm 1,430 $3,663,668 14. Patrick Cantlay 1,388 $3,447,414 15. Patton Kizzire 1,386 $3,321,281 16. Paul Casey 1,319 $3,296,531 17. Rickie Fowler 1,302 $3,703,337 18. Kyle Stanley 1,198 $3,478,736 19. Kevin Na 1,183 $3,090,516 20. Tiger Woods 1,162 $3,407,462 21. Rory McIlroy 1,154 $3,609,521 22. Marc Leishman 1,148 $3,426,971 23. Tommy Fleetwood 1,130 $3,285,309 24. Chesson Hadley 1,122 $2,729,173 25. Pat Perez 1,116 $2,909,721 26. Andrew Landry 1,116 $2,559,109 27. Aaron Wise 1,086 $2,805,017 28. Xander Schauffele 1,081 $3,224,138 29. Luke List 1,080 $2,662,834 30. Brandt Snedeker 1,077 $2,375,867 31. Austin Cook 1,060 $2,350,910 32. Brian Harman 1,056 $2,671,440 33. Gary Woodland 1,044 $2,601,065 34. Ian Poulter 1,030 $2,670,822 35. Andrew Putnam 1,026 $2,205,502 36. Chez Reavie 1,020 $2,558,358 37. Ryan Armour 1,006 $2,405,789 38. Brendan Steele 998 $2,272,048 39. Alex Noren 989 $2,595,590 40. Kevin Kisner 971 $2,863,706 41. Billy Horschel 960 $2,299,200 42. Beau Hossler 957 $2,337,174 43. Jordan Spieth 945 $2,538,641 44. Byeong Hun An 913 $2,452,452 45. Emiliano Grillo 901 $2,189,661 46. Si Woo Kim 893 $2,183,515 47. Charles Howell III 885 $2,085,135 48. Brian Gay 880 $2,089,591 49. Keegan Bradley 872 $2,232,214 50. Henrik Stenson 868 $2,602,547 51. J.J. Spaun 849 $1,915,636 52. Zach Johnson 839 $1,873,260 53. Cameron Smith 821 $2,296,997 54. Scott Piercy 802 $1,834,434 55. Ryan Moore 795 $1,968,968 56. Rafa Cabrera Bello 784 $2,134,779 57. Whee Kim 764 $1,881,077 58. Stewart Cink 758 $1,868,038 59. Chris Kirk 756 $1,731,962 60. Ted Potter, Jr. 744 $1,878,908 61. Jimmy Walker 719 $1,991,942 62. Jason Kokrak 700 $1,581,722 63. C.T. Pan 693 $1,450,297 64. Matt Kuchar 679 $1,672,247 65. Joel Dahmen 676 $1,476,838 66. Michael Kim 675 $1,379,736 67. Kevin Streelman 673 $1,491,242 68. Keith Mitchell 659 $1,498,520 69. J.B. Holmes 640 $1,574,442 70. Adam Hadwin 638 $1,524,608 71. Brice Garnett 634 $1,258,999 72. Kelly Kraft 627 $1,496,253 73. Adam Scott 623 $1,866,176 74. Louis Oosthuizen 620 $1,597,100 75. Troy Merritt 616 $1,326,989 76. Hideki Matsuyama 607 $1,637,477 77. Satoshi Kodaira 600 $1,471,462 78. Kevin Chappell 597 $1,566,769 79. James Hahn 596 $1,344,732

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DailyCommercial.com | Tuesday, August 21, 2018 B3to give an inch of asphalt in a breathtaking game of chicken. Those moments are so beautiful and the very essence of auto racing. But those moments can change from thrilling to terrifying once wheels connect on a pair of open-cockpit Indy cars. Open wheels history is filled with instances of cars sailing into fences, spinning like tops through the air and leaving parts scattered over the track with drivers often lucky to come away alive. Wickens and HunterReay touched their cars ever so slightly „ this was no beating and banging like NASCAR „ and the racing suddenly turned ugly. Hunter-Reays car spun into Wickens path and Wickens launched over it and into the fence. His car spun over and over, smacking along the fence, and it appeared to smash into a pole as it partially disintegrated into a minefield of debris. As the car was spit back toward the track, the incar camera from HunterReays seat showed it missed clipping HunterReays head by inches. Wickens was airlifted to a hospital in nearby Allentown, Pennsylvania. IndyCar said Monday the 29-year-old Canadian will undergo surgery for a spinal injury. He suffered injuries to his lower extremities, right arm and spine and a pulmonary contusion. Both he and HunterReay are lucky to be alive. The outcomes could have been worse „ if Wickens car went into the fence cockpit first, if the protective tub had not remained intact, if the debris field had been fractions of an inch lower as it sailed over Hunter-Reays head. Enough ifs to ignite a renewed safety debate, calls for different fencing at ovals or halos over the cockpits to protect drivers heads. Everything should be looked at because improving safety should always be a priority. But racing is never going to be 100 percent safe. If risk was not part of the show, there would be no show. It took two hours to repair the gaping hole in the Pocono fence and the IndyCar drivers, a close-knit group could do nothing but wait for an update on Wickens while waiting for the race to resume. Alexander Rossi, who went on to win was asked about that balance during the delay. You compartmentalize,Ž he said. Michael Andretti was accused of being insensitive when he was interviewed after the accident. The team owner said Wickens should have let off the gas and it was too early in the race to be so aggressive, prompting criticism on social media over his perceived detachment. Perhaps he was just compartmentalizing. Andretti has lost enough friends to racing accidents „ including Dan Wheldon in 2011 and Justin Wilson, who was driving an Andretti car in a 2015 accident at Pocono „ to understand the emotions enveloping the paddock on Sunday.Tuscaloosa. One again, everybody is chasing Alabama. No. 1 at being No. 1The AP poll began in 1936 and Alabama is approaching the top of a very storied list:Ohio State „ 105 weeks at No. 1 Alabama „ 104 Oklahoma „ 101 Notre Dame „ 98Southern California „ 91 Florida State „ 72 Nebraska „ 70 Preseason favoritesThis is Alabamas seventh time overall being a preseason No. 1, matching USC for fourth most.Oklahoma „ 10 pre-season No. 1 rankings Ohio State „ 8 Alabama „ 7 USC „ 7 Florida State 6 Nebraska „ 6 The other champs Central Florida was the only team in the country to go undefeated last season and „ you might have heard „ the school decided to declare the Knights national champions because why not? This is college football and nobody is really in charge.UCF is ranked in the Top 25 for the first time to the start the season, coming in 21st in the pre-season poll. The Knights are the highest-ranked team not in a Power Five conference, one spot ahead of Boise State from the Mountain West. If that ranking after going unbeaten seems unusually low, it is but it is not unprecedented. In the CFP/BCS era (1998-present), 19 teams have had unbeaten seasons. Three of those teams „ 1998 Tulane, 1999 Marshall, 2004 Utah „ were unranked in the preseason poll the next season. Not sur-prisingly, all those teams played outside of what were then called BCS automatic qualifying conferences. Five other teams were ranked outside the top 10, including three from outside BCS-auto bid leagues. Boise State in 2007 was No. 24 in the preseason. Utah in 2009 started 19th. TCU began 2011 at No. 14.The only so-called power conference team to go unbeaten in the BCS/CFP era and be ranked sim-ilarly low the next season was Auburn „ twice. After going 13-0 in 2004, the Tigers started 2005 ranked 16th. After Cam Newton led Auburn to the 2010 national title, the Newton-less Tigers were ranked No. 23 to begin 2011.at their houses,Ž manager Carlos Texidor said through an interpreter.Communicating without a functioning power grid and traveling through debris proved to be diffi-cult, and once the players arrived at practice, they had to cope with fields that were in anything but pristine condition. To make matters worse, they could only play during the day „ which is generally avoided in the hot Carib-bean climate „ and had to share the fields with many neighboring communities.Yet practice after practice, the determined group of 11and 12-year-olds kept showing up, and almost a year later, theyre the first team in Radames Lopez Little Leagues rich history to make it to the Little League World Series.I learned dont stop, just go ahead,Ž Delgado said through an inter-preter. Every time.ŽThe team has lost just twice this summer and went undefeated throughout the Carib-bean Regional, scoring 51 runs in the process. They will face another winor-youre-out game on Tuesday, and still have to string together three victories to get to the tournament final Sunday.Lopez said he isnt ready for it all to end, at least not yet.I love to be here,Ž he said through an interpreter. Im really comfortable here and if its up to me, I want to stay here.Žoften becomes more effective as a game wears on „ promises to be the perfect complement to Grahams elusiveness. He actually left the game at one point to have a dislocated finger put back in place.It was a good first experience for me with the Yellow Jackets,Ž said Pinellas. I had fun and there was more to (Fridays game) than just a loss. I want to be a leader for this team and I hope my teammates saw that Im never going to tap out of game.ŽIn the end, the Yellow Jackets lost when the Hurricanes converted on a two-point conversion with 35 seconds to play. The conversion was controversial because the Citrus run-ning back appeared to hit the ground shy of the end zone and bounced across the goal line.Oates, however, refused to allow his players to use that as an excuse for the loss. He hopes they will use it as motivation to get through the week and to Fridays regular-season opener at home against much-improved South Sumter.I hope they were upset afterwards because we lost the game,Ž said Oates. We didnt get robbed, because we put ourselves in that situation. We dropped touchdown passes and we didnt tackle well. We have to learn how to take care of ourselves and not have any self-inflicted wounds ƒ namely turnovers.Against South Sumter and everyone else on our schedule, we have to learn how to finish games.Ž LEESBURGFrom Page B1Running back Tayquan Pinellas (2) carries the ball Friday against Inverness Citrus High School. [PAUL RYAN / CORRESPONDENT] FOOTBALLFrom Page B1 LLWSFrom Page B1 CRASHFrom Page B1

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THISDATEINBASEBALLAUG.21 1919: BertAdamsofthePhiladelphiaPhilliestieda NationalLeaguerecordforcatchersasherecorded sevenassistsinonegame. 1926: TedLyonsoftheChicagoWhiteSoxpitchedanohitterovertheBostonRedSoxatFenwayPark.The6-0 victorywasachievedin1hour,7minutes. 1930: ChickHafeyoftheSt.LouisCardinalshitforthe cycleanddrovein“verunsina16-6routofthePhiladelphiaPhillies. 1931: BabeRuthhithis600thhomerunastheYankees beattheSt.LouisBrowns11-7. 1972: SteveCarltonofPhiladelphiahadhis15-game winningstreaksnappedwhenPhilNiekroandthe AtlantaBravesbeatthePhillies2-1in11innings. 1975: PitchingbrothersRickandPaulReuschelofthe ChicagoCubscombinedtothrowa7-0shutoutagainst theLosAngelesDodgers.Rickwent6.1inningsandPaul “nishedtheshutoutforthe“rsteverbytwobrothers. 1982: MilwaukeepitcherRollieFingersbecamethe“rst playertoachieve300careersavesastheBrewersbeat theSeattleMariners3-2. 1986: SpikeOwenshadfourhitsandbecamethe“rst majorleagueplayerin40yearstoscoresixrunsina gameastheBostonRedSoxroutedtheClevelandIndians24-5witha24-hitattack.With2outsin6thinning, RedSoxscore11runs 2007: GarretAndersonoftheLosAngelesAngelsdrove inateam-record10runsinan18-9routoftheNew YorkYankees.Andersonhitagrandslam,athree-run homer,atwo-rundoubleandanRBIdoubletobecome the12thplayerinmajorleaguehistorytohave10RBIs inagame. S TATISTICALLEADERS A MERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland,102;Betts,Boston,100; Martinez,Boston,92;Benintendi,Boston,87;Ramirez, Cleveland,86;Stanton,NewYork,82;Trout,LosAngeles,82;Bregman,Houston,80;Rosario,Minnesota,78; Segura,Seattle,78. RBI: Martinez,Boston,106;Davis,Oakland,98;Ramirez, Cleveland,91;Encarnacion,Cleveland,81;Stanton,New Y ork,80;Cruz,Seattle,78;Haniger,Seattle,78;Breg man,Houston,77;3tiedat76. HITS: Martinez,Boston,149;Segura,Seattle,148; Lindor,Cleveland,145;Rosario,Minnesota,144; Merri“eld,KansasCity,143;Betts,Boston,141;Castellanos,Detroit,139;Stanton,NewYork,137;Benintendi, Boston,135;2tiedat134. DOUBLES: Lindor,Cleveland,39;Bregman,Houston, 38;Escobar,Arizona,37;Andujar,NewYork,36;Betts, Boston,36;Bogaerts,Boston,36;Abreu,Chicago,35; Castellanos,Detroit,34;3tiedat33. T RIPLES: Smith,TampaBay,9;Sanchez,Chicago,9; Hernandez,Toronto,7;Benintendi,Boston,6;Chapman, Oakland,6;Profar,Texas,6;Span,Seattle,6;4tiedat5. HOMERUNS: Martinez,Boston,38;Ramirez,Cleveland,37;Davis,Oakland,36;Gallo,Texas,32;Stanton, NewYork,32;Cruz,Seattle,30;Trout,LosAngeles,30; Lindor,Cleveland,29;Betts,Boston,27;2tiedat26. S TOLENBASES: Gordon,Seattle,27;Merri“eld,Kansas City,27;Ramirez,Cleveland,27;Smith,TampaBay,26; Anderson,Chicago,24;Betts,Boston,24;Trout,Los Angeles,21;Benintendi,Boston,20;Lindor,Cleveland, 19;DeShields,Texas,18. PITCHING: Severino,NewYork,16-6;Carrasco,Cleveland,15-6;Kluber,Cleveland,15-6;Porcello,Boston, 15-5;Happ,NewYork,14-6;Snell,TampaBay,14-5; Price,Boston,13-6;5tiedat12. ERA: Sale,Boston,1.97;Snell,TampaBay,2.10;Bauer, Cleveland,2.22;Verlander,Houston,2.65;Kluber,Cleveland,2.68;Cole,Houston,2.71;Morton,Houston,2.85; Clevinger,Cleveland,3.25;Severino,NewYork,3.28; Carrasco,Cleveland,3.33. S TRIKEOUTS: Verlander,Houston,223;Cole,Houston, 219;Sale,Boston,219;Bauer,Cleveland,214;Severino, NewYork,181;Paxton,Seattle,176;Morton,Houston, 175;Carrasco,Cleveland,161;Kluber,Cleveland,160; Berrios,Minnesota,157. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado,89;Albies,Atlanta,84; Yelich,Milwaukee,84;Carpenter,St.Louis,83;Arenado,Colorado,80;Freeman,Atlanta,78;Goldschmidt, Arizona,78;Harper,Washington,78;Hernandez,Philadelphia,77;Turner,Washington,75. RBI: Suarez,Cincinnati,91;Aguilar,Milwaukee,89; Baez,Chicago,89;Arenado,Colorado,86;Story,Colorado,84;Markakis,Atlanta,80;Harper,Washington,79. HITS: Freeman,Atlanta,153;Markakis,Atlanta,153; Gennett,Cincinnati,143;Peraza,Cincinnati,142;Albies, Atlanta,139;Castro,Miami,139;Story,Colorado,138. DOUBLES: Markakis,Atlanta,37;Freeman,Atlanta,34; Story,Colorado,34;Albies,Atlanta,33;Baez,Chicago, 33;Carpenter,St.Louis,33;Hoskins,Philadelphia,29; Rendon,Washington,29;3tiedat28. TRIPLES: KMarte,Arizona,10;Baez,Chicago,8;Nimmo, NewYork,8;CTaylor,LosAngeles,8;Desmond,Colorado,7;Hamilton,Cincinnati,7;Dickerson,Pittsburgh, 6;Difo,Washington,6;Rosario,NewYork,6;8tiedat5. HOMERUNS: Carpenter,St.Louis,33;Arenado,Colorado,30;Harper,Washington,30;Aguilar,Milwaukee, 29;Goldschmidt,Arizona,28;Muncy,LosAngeles,28; Suarez,Cincinnati,27;Story,Colorado,26;Baez,Chicago,25;Hoskins,Philadelphia,25. STOLENBASES: Turner,Washington,32;Hamilton, Cincinnati,29;SMarte,Pittsburgh,28;Inciarte,Atlanta, 24;MTaylor,Washington,24;Cain,Milwaukee,23;Baez, Chicago,20;Jankowski,SanDiego,20;Peraza,Cincinnati,18;Story,Colorado,17. PITCHING: Scherzer,Washington,16-5;Nola,Philadelphia,14-3;Chacin,Milwaukee,13-4;Godley,Arizona, 13-6;Lester,Chicago,13-5;Mikolas,St.Louis,13-3;Greinke,Arizona,12-8;Freeland,Colorado,11-7;Marquez, Colorado,11-9;5tiedat10. ERA: deGrom,NewYork,1.71;Scherzer,Washington, 2.11;Nola,Philadelphia,2.24;Foltynewicz,Atlanta, 2.72;Mikolas,St.Louis,2.80;Freeland,Colorado,2.96; Greinke,Arizona,3.06;Corbin,Arizona,3.18;Arrieta, Philadelphia,3.25;Wood,LosAngeles,3.51. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,234;deGrom,New York,204;Corbin,Arizona,190;Greinke,Arizona,165; Foltynewicz,Atlanta,161;Nola,Philadelphia,160;Pivetta,Philadelphia,158;Gray,Colorado,157;Marquez, Colorado,151;Godley,Arizona,150.SUNDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague TampaBay2,Boston0 N.Y.Yankees10,Toronto2 Cleveland8,Baltimore0 ChicagoWhiteSox7,KansasCity6 Minnesota5,Detroit4 Texas4,L.A.Angels2 Houston9,Oakland4 NationalLeague Cincinnati11,SanFrancisco4 Colorado4,Atlanta2 Miami12,Washington1 Pittsburgh2,ChicagoCubs1,11inn. Milwaukee2,St.Louis1 Arizona4,SanDiego3 N.Y.Mets8,Philadelphia2 Interleague L.A.Dodgers12,Seattle1 WEDNESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague BaltimoreatToronto,12:37p.m. MinnesotaatChi.WhiteSox,2:10p.m. TexasatOakland,3:35p.m. HoustonatSeattle,4:10p.m. ClevelandatBoston,7:10p.m. KansasCityatTampaBay,7:10p.m. NationalLeague CincinnatiatMilwaukee,2:10p.m. AtlantaatPittsburgh,7:05p.m. PhiladelphiaatWashington,7:05p.m. SanFranciscoatN.Y.Mets,7:10p.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.MLBCALENDARAug.31: Lastdaytobecontractedtoan organizationandbeeligibleforpostseasonroster. Oct.2-3: Wild-cardgames. Oct.4: DivisionSeriesstart. Oct.12: LeagueChampionshipSeries start. Oct.23: WorldSeriesstarts. NovemberTBA: Deadlineforteamsto makequalifyingofferstotheireligible formerplayerswhobecamefreeagents, “fthdayafterWorldSeries. NovemberTBA: Deadlineforfreeagents toacceptqualifyingoffers,15thday afterWorldSeries. Nov.6-8: Generalmanagersmeetings, Carlsbad,Calif. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos105411100141.343 JMartinezBos11845092149.331 AltuveHou10440764134.329 MMachadoBal9636548115.315 SeguraSea11447178148.314 TroutLAA10937282115.309 Merri“eldKC12047258143.303 JoRamirezCle12144686134.300 BrantleyCle11144372133.300 BenintendiBos11745287135.299 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. FFreemanAtl12347678153.321 MarkakisAtl12348169153.318 GennettCin12045573143.314 YelichMil11043684135.310 ArenadoCol11844480137.309 DickersonPit10640253124.308 MartinezStL11740042123.308 CainMil10740464122.302 DPeraltaAri11244061132.300 SuarezCin10740464120.297 ThroughAug.19 Netgains T hePiratesAdamFrazierwaitstotakebattingpracticebeforeagameagainsttheBravesonMondayin Pittsburgh.[KEITHSRAKOCIC/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]

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