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PAGE 1 | Monday, August 27, 2018 A1 LOCAL & STATE | A3HISTORY OR HATE?An analysis of the Confederate statue controversy LOCAL & STATE | A3THOUSANDS TURN OUT FOR MOUNT DORA SEAFOOD FESTIVAL SPORTS | B1FSU COACH TAGGART EXPECTS A BOUNCE-BACK YEAR @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Monday, August 27, 2018 75 ¢ Local and State .............A3 Opinion .......................A9 Weather .....................A10 Sports.......................... B1 Classified ..................... B5 Diversions ................... B6 Volume 142, Issue 2392018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 A volunteer army powers First Baptist Thri Store in service to othersBy Frank Stanfield frankstanfield@ dailycommercial.comLEESBURG … The First Bap-tist Church thrift store looks like, well, a furniture store, which it was in its former life. But the 22,000-squarefoot building at 1210 North Boulevard harbors a secret army of volunteers … Gods teamŽ … as the manager likes to call them. Every week, 60 to 80 unpaid workers, many of whom are retirees, show up to clean, polish, stack, sort and sell everything from sofas to fine jewelry. Some have retail experience. Others have hunted antiques for years, collected glassware or love fixing things like clocks. Not all of them are on the showroom floor. Some, like Anna Lee Freeze, pore over jewelry, holding it lovingly in her hands while examining the clasps and checking for damage. I was a jewelry buyer for 30 years,Ž she said of her years working for stores. Hows that for God putting together a team?Ž said Thrift so others thriveOur heartbeat of our church is to impact people where theyre at in life, especially when theyre hurting. We clothe them, feed them, a lot of those ministries house people for months at a time. In meeting their needs at the same time were sharing Christ with them.Ž Gary Gray, manager of First Baptist Thrift Store. DePaul Dixon shops in the mens clothing section at the First Baptist Thrift Store in Leesburg. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] The neat thing about that is, it takes a little bit of the pressure o of those ministries ... Obviously, they have a budget, but sometimes they dont know where that money is coming from, so this provides a little cushion so they can minister instead of chasing money.ŽGary Gray, First Baptist Church thrift store director By Nancy BenacThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ For John McCain, a lifetime of courage, contradictions and contrarianism came down to one vote, in the middle of the night, in the twilight of his career.The fate of President Donald Trumps long effort to repeal Barack Obamas health care law hung in the balance as a Senate roll call dragged on past 1 a.m. on a July night in 2017.Then came McCain „ 80 years old, recently diagnosed with brain cancer, his face still scarred from surgery, striding with purpose toward the well of the Senate.The Arizona Republican raised his right arm, paused for dramatic effect For McCain, politics came down to 1 voteGunman opens re during video game tournament; kills two people and himselfBy Nate Monroe, Joe Daraskevich, Tessa Duvall, Teresa Stepzinski and Andrew PantaziGateHouse Media FloridaJACKSONVILLE, Fla. „ A 24-year-old Maryland man opened fire Sunday in the middle of a video game tournament at Jacksonvilles downtown waterfront mall, killing two people, injuring 11 more, then killing himself, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Wil-liams said, a chaotic scene at the citys most visible venue.The shooting was connected to a Madden NFL 19 video game tournament at Chicago Pizza in the Jack-sonville Landing. David Katz, from Baltimore, was the lone suspect, who some witnesses said began shooting around 1:34 p.m. after losing the tournament, Williams said. He would not confirm the motive behind the shooting, but said Katz used at least one handgunŽ on the victims and himself.The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives visited 3 dead in Jacksonville mass shootingLaw enforcement boats patrol the St. Johns River at The Jacksonville Landing after a mass shooting during a video game tournament Sunday at the riverfront mall in Jacksonville, Fla. [WILL DICKEY/ GATEHOUSE MEDIA FLORIDA] By Mark KennedyThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as The Odd Couple,Ž Barefoot in the ParkŽ and his Brighton BeachŽ trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, has died. He was 91.Simon died early Sunday of complications from pneumonia Neil Simon dies at 91In this Sept. 22, 1994 photo, American playwright Neil Simon answers questions during an interview in Seattle, Wash. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] See MCCAIN, A7 See SIMON, A6 See SHOOTING, A6 See THRIFT, A6


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All material contained in this edit ion is property of the Daily Commercial and is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. SATURDAY, AUG. 25 Lotto: 1-3-19-22-33-37-x3 Powerball: 20-25-54-57-63-8-x2 Fantasy 5: 1-6-13-18-49-8-x2 SUNDAY, AUG. 26 Pick 5 Afternoon: 9-6-2-3-6 Pick 4 Afternoon: 5-4-0-3 Pick 3 Afternoon: 4-6-7 Pick 2 Afternoon: 0-2LOTTERY OSCEOLA, ARK.Prosecutor: Arkansas lawmen justi“ ed in deadly shootingProsecutors say three Arkan-sas law enforcement officers were justified in using deadly force in the fatal shooting of an armed man who fatally wounded a police dog.Authorities say 35-year-old James Blackmon was shot on July 30 in eastern Arkansas after officers used a tire-puncturing device to stop a vehicle driven by Blackmon that was fleeing at high speeds. Blackmon ran and opened fire on authorities, fatally wounding a state police dog that made contact with him.Officials say officers found Blackmon lying in a soybean field and opened fire when Blackmon pointed a pistol at them. Prosecutor Scott Elling-ton said Saturday that the officers acted in defense of their own lives. PLAINFIELD, N.J.Probation recommended for school of“ cial in incidentProsecutors have agreed to recommend probation for a former New Jersey preschool director accused of using a knife to threaten two 4-year-olds.The Union County prosecu-tors office said Adetokunbo Akinnaso, 64, pleaded guilty last week to two counts of fourth-degree child abuse in Superior Court reported.Akinnaso was the director of the Dawn To Dusk Christian Childcare and Learning Center in Plainfield when prosecutors alleged she brandished a knife after two 4-year-olds were brought to her office for disci-plinary reasons earlier this year. JERUSALEMIsrael to reopen Gaza crossing after week of calm on borderIsraels defense minister has announced he will reopen the countrys main personnel crossing with the Gaza Strip following a week of relative calm along the border.Avigdor Lieberman said Sunday that after consultation with the countrys security agencies, he ordered the open-ing of the Erez border crossing on Monday.The decision to reopen the crossing comes amid efforts by Egypt to mediate a possible ceasefire between Gazas Hamas rulers and Israel following weeks of intense violence at the border.The sides have come close to serious conflict in recent weeks, as militants have fired rockets at Israel, which responded with airstrikes. The Associated PressBy Rick Noack and Amie Ferris-RotmanThe Washington PostBERLIN „ If anyone ever doubted John McCains global stature, the outpour-ing of condolences from across the world proved the very opposite on Sunday.To world leaders, the 81-year-old Arizona Repub-lican who lost his year-long battle with brain cancer this weekend was a hero,Ž an inspiration to millions,Ž and a man of great courage.Ž To democratically elected politicians across the globe, McCain embodied a U.S. role model they were able to rally behind without hesitations. But McCain wasnt afraid of confronting illiberal regimes with facts and crit-icism „ be it allies or foes „ earning him respect in some places but tense rela-tionships in others.Senator John McCain was an American patriot and hero whose sacrifices for his country, and lifetime of public service, were an inspiration to millions,Ž said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In Austra-lia, new Prime Minister Scott Morrison „ who assumed office on Friday „ honored a true friend of Australia who was committed to strengthening the alliance between our two nations. He was a man of great courage and conviction.ŽCalling McCain a friend, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted that the senators support for Israel sprang from his belief in democracy and freedom.ŽIn Europe, some condolences also hinted at McCains role as a vocal critic of the current administration.Senator John McCain stood for an America that was a reliable and close partner that „ because of its strength „ shouldered responsibility for others and stood by its values and principles even in difficult moments,Ž wrote Germanys foreign minister Heiko Maas. We will remember his voice.ŽGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel echoed Maas com-ments, saying, John McCain was led by the firm conviction that the sense of all political work lies in service to freedom, democracy and the rule of law. His death is a loss to all those who share this conviction.ŽWhile Merkel called McCain one of the great political personalities of our time,Ž French President Emmanuel Macron referred to the late senator as a true American hero.ŽBritish Prime Minister Theresa May said in a tweet that McCain embodied the idea of service over self. It was an honour to call him a friend of the UK.ŽBritains former Prime Minister David Cameron bid farewell to a brave, prin-cipled and inspiring leader.ŽThe world has lost a great defender of liberty. RIP Sen-ator John McCain. Prayers and love to your family,Ž wrote Cameron, who led Britain between 2010 and 2016. Frans Timmermans, the first vice president of the European Commission, echoed those remarks, writ-ing on Sunday that McCain was a hero and exemplary public servant. His legacy of moral courage will make his loved ones proud and should inspire all of us.ŽIn their condolences, European politicians cited McCains support for stronger trans-Atlantic ties, especially as President Donald Trump is raising questions over the future of U.S.-European economic and defense ties. After Trumps inaugura-tion, McCain had embarked on a trip to over a dozen countries to reassure allies. The Arizona Republicans vocal criticism of the Trump administrations more isolationist foreign policy approach echoed many of the concerns raised in capi-tals around the world.But McCains legacy goes far beyond his outspokenness on the Trump administration.His commitment to the Middle East and South Asia was lauded by officials in those regions, including by Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who praised McCain as a man of integrity and a cham-pion of civility.Ž He said that in his role as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, McCain had always stood for strong Pakistan-U.S. relations and a cooperative approach for promoting peace and build-ing stability in the region. He will be greatly missed in Pakistan.ŽOn social media, numer-ous Pakistani commentators and political figures also expressed appreciation for McCains long-standing ties with their country. The two sides forged an alliance during the Cold War and later in the war on terror, but relations have since chilled amid accusations that Pakistan harbors extremist groups fighting against Afghanistan.In Sen. John McCains death, America has lost a bold voice against bigotry and Pakistan is deprived of a good friend,Ž tweeted Pakistani Sen. Mushahid Hussain.Afghanistans chief executive officer, Abdullah Abdullah, tweeted that McCain was a great friend & supporter of the Afghan nation & people through-out the years. In respect and appreciation, we pay tribute to his legacy.ŽIn Iraq, where McCain championed an American invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein but is widely considered the major catalyst for the expansion of al-Qaida and the birth of the Islamic State, reaction to the senators death was muted.In northern Iraq, on the other hand, officials with the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government mourned McCain, remembering him as a longtime advocate for their interests. The 2003 invasion formal-ized Iraqi Kurds control over their own territory. McCain also recently broke with the State Depart-ment and the White House and most U.S. allies when he supported a Kurdish vote for full independence from Iraq last year.Deeply saddened to know of the death of Senator John McCain whose support for, and friendship with, the people of Kurdistan shall remain in our memory,Ž Masoud Barzani, who until recently had been the long-time president of the Kurdish region and remains influen-tial in Kurdish politics, wrote on Twitter. May he rest in eternal peace.ŽThere was also an outpouring of tributes and condolences from Ukraine. McCain was one of Ukraines strongest American support-ers in its ongoing conflict with Russia. McCains tough criticism of Russia over the 2014 annexation of Crimea made the senator a key Western ally for Kiev.World leaders mourn McCainIn this Oct. 11, 2008, photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at a rally in Davenport, Iowa [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] IN BRIEF

PAGE 3 | Monday, August 27, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS PORT RICHEYAmerican ” ag stilt house burns off coastThe American flag stilt house off Floridas coast was destroyed by fire after a lightning strike.The often photographed home that attracted scores of boat-ers burned Saturday in the Gulf of Mexico off the Pasco County shore.Pasco County used remote pumps and a fireboat to try to save the home, but reported the structure was a total loss. The department said lightning caused the fire.The home was known for having the American flag painted on two sides of the structure. It was also featured on the website of Visit Florida, the states tourism agency. TALLAHASSEETorrens appeals ruling in attorney general raceDemocrat Ryan Torrens said Saturday he is appealing a Leon County circuit judges ruling that blocked his candidacy for Florida attorney general.Torrens, a Hillsborough County attorney, said in a news release that he filed a notice of appeal with the 1st District Court of Appeal after the ruling Friday by Circuit Judge Karen Gievers. The ruling, which came just days before Tuesdays primary elec-tion, stemmed from a $4,000 check that Torrens wrote in his wifes name to his campaign account.Torrens primary opponent, Rep. Sean Shaw of Tampa, filed the lawsuit, alleging that the check was improper and had been used in June to cover an election-quali-fying fee.Individual donors, other than candidates, are limited to contribut-ing $3,000 in statewide races. But in the news release, Torrens said the check came from a joint account and that candidates are allowed to loan unlimited amounts of money to their campaigns. DEBARYSinkhole grows, closing roadway for several daysA sinkhole in DeBary plunged deeper Saturday, forcing the shutdown of the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 17-92 for the second time in two days.Florida Department of Transportation spokes-man Steve Olson said the northbound lanes at Hollow Pine Drive would remain closed all weekend and into the early part of the work week as contractors work to stabilize the ground and rebuild the busy highway to make it safe for drivers. Southbound lanes will not be affected.The sinkhole, which opened Friday, appeared to give way about 11 a.m. as work crews were checking on it, Olson said. It deepened, Olson said, because of a water main break, from about 5 feet to about 25 feet, and it grew in size to about 50 feet.No homes have been evacuated, and people in the nearby DeBary Woods subdivision can reach their houses, he said. Water and gas lines near the sinkhole are being rerouted. Ledger wire reports Amid ethics questions, Gov. Scott reappoints John Miklos to St. Johns boardBy Dinah Voyles Pulver GateHouse MediaJohn Miklos, controver-sial chairman of the St. Johns River Water Manage-ment District, has been appointed to another fouryear term to that board by Gov. Rick Scott. However, the appointment on Friday still must win con-firmation from the Florida Senate during the next legis-lative session, and that may be difficult.Too many conflicting interests,Ž said Sen. Linda Stewart, in explaining why she would cast a noŽ vote. Stewart, the Orlando Democrat who is vice chair of the Senates environmental preservation and conservation committee, said Miklos has a history that allows me to feel he should not be in that position.ŽMiklos, in his fifth term as Controversial Miklos back on water boardMiklos Thousands poured into Mount Dora for annual festivalThe fourth-annual Mount Dora Seafood Festival wrapped up Sunday following a weekend that featured an array of seafood, rum tastings and swashbuckling and appearances by pirates throughout Mount Dora. The event, at Simpson Cove and Elizabeth Evans Park, drew thou-sands of guests. It featured a Pirate Village offering a Pirate Adventure and Blackbeards Pirate Show, along with the Kids Zone with a mechani-cal shark ride, and the Central Florida Oyster Shuck-Off crowned its champion Saturday.Seafood fest wraps upThousands of people poured into downtown Mount Dora Saturday and Sunday for the annual Seafood Festival. [SUBMITTED] Bless Fruitland Park, Niagara Cares donate for technology, musicStaff ReportTAVARES „ Two Lake County schools benefited from the generosity of com-munity partners last week.On Tuesday, the organization Bless Fruitland Park, through its Project Generosity, presented to Fruitland Park Elementary School a check for $20,200 to help fund technology upgrades, and on Wednesday, Niagara Cares, the charitable division of Niagara Bottling, awarded a $66,963 grant to Lake Minneola High School for its band program.The donation from Bless Fruitland Park will help buy desktop computers, laptops, Chromebooks and classroom instruction presentation materials. The money will also help buy a systemic phonics program and a writing prog-ress monitoring platform.Bless Fruitland Park is an ongoing effort of individu-als, churches, businesses and local civic and social groups in the Fruitland Park area that are committed to working together to make a difference and create an atmosphere of partnership and generos-ity within our Fruitland Park Community. Its projects not only allow participants to address immediate needs, but they also give them a chance to work together as a commu-nity, maximizing resources and creating new relation-ships along the journey. The donation from Niagara Cares will be used to upgrade the sound system for the band with the inclusion of wireless microphones for soloists on the field, a mixing board, amplifiers and other technology along with new instruments. The school has an award-winning band program of 110 students Charities donate to Lake County schools The festival had a strong pirate theme this year. Here. Captain Jack Sparrow, the “ ctional pirate character popularized by Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the CaribbeanŽ “ lms, poses for photos with a guest and other pirates. [SUBMITTED] Niagara Cares, the charitable division of Niagara Bottling, on Wednesday awarded a $66,963 grant to Lake Minneola High School for its band program. [SUBMITTED] See MIKLOS, A4 See CHARITIES, A4


A4 Monday, August 27, 2018 | IN MEMORY TodaysServices who travel throughout the state of Florida and compete in the Florida Marching Band Championships. For the past two years, the ensemble has finished in the top five for marching units that have been invited to perform at the Peach Bowl in Atlanta.Niagara Cares is com-mitted to supporting local and national com-munity initiatives serving children and families in need by engaging stake-holders and investing its resources. Its efforts include national strategic partnerships, local com-munity grants, employee engagement, volunteerism and the Andrew D. Peykoff Sr. Scholar-ship Program.To become a volunteer, mentor or donor, contact a school directly or Com-munity Resource Liaison Imani Williams at or 352-253-6517. CHARITIESFrom Page A3the water districts board chairman, is president of Bio-Tech Consulting, an environmental consulting company with dozens of clients across Florida whose work in wetlands must obtain permits from the water district. Dozens of news-papers stories have been written across Central Florida over the years about his clients, their permit-related activities and his chairmanship of the water district.I will thoroughly investigate and review the status of this matter, as the Senate has right and the authority to approve appointments of this nature,Ž said Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs. Simmons did not say whether he would vote to deny the appointment.Like Simmons, Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, learned of the appointment from a reporter. Well thats problematic,Ž said Hukill, adding she didnt know whether or not she would support or deny his appointment.For years now, officials and residents across Central Florida have raised questions about Miklos role in representing companies doing business before the board.Miklos did not return an email seeking comment on Friday. He has not spoken to The News-Journal since the spring of 2016. Thats when it became public that the city of DeBary had hired Miklos firm to help it acquire conservation land at Gemini Springs to build a commercial development across from the SunRail station, with the contract calling for Miklos to be paid $155 an hour for his work. The resulting controversy spurred an ethics com-plaint against Miklos.An Ethics Commission investigator concluded there was probable cause that Miklos violated state ethics laws, but the Ethics Commis-sion board members, also appointed by Scott, cleared Miklos by voting not to pursue the investigation.Miklos was originally appointed to the district board by Gov. Charlie Crist in March 2010. Reappointed by Scott in 2014, his second four-year term ended in March. Under state law, if no one had been appointed or reap-pointed by September 1, the position would have been vacant.Since June 29 of last year, Miklos has contrib-uted $6,200 to Republican candidates for office, including $2,200 to Scott on May 30 of this year. According to the Federal Elections Commission, hes donated $3,700 to the campaign of Winter Park Republican Mike Miller, whos running for U.S. Congress. He donated $1,000 to Matt Caldwell, a Republican candidate for agriculture commissioner.District records show Miklos business boomed after he was appointed chairman of the water district in 2013. Although state laws allow district board members to have knowledge of the kinds of issues that come before the district, no other St. Johns board member has declared as many conflicts as Miklos. Several previous water district board members have raised concerns in the past that Miklos uses his position on the board to solicit business or has too much influence in permit decisions.In July, the Stuart News published an editorial questioning Miklos role as both dis-trict board chairman and as the environmental consultant representing the Brightline rail project, whose wetland permitting projects are reviewed by the water district. In August, the Miami Herald reported that Scotts blind trust and his wife Ann were invested in Brightlines parent company.In DeLand in 2016, Miklos wrote to the water district representing both the rail company and a landowner whose land was being purchased for use as compensation for wetlands the rail project would destroy, raising eyebrows among Volusia County staff who were working on the review.Several of Bio-Techs clients have run into trouble for clearing wetlands without the proper permits over the past two years, including the Coastal Woods development in New Smyrna Beach and a Consolidated-Tomoka project in Daytona Beach. in May of 2016, a permit reviewer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told The News-Journal that Miklos standard business practice was to ignore (the rules) and make other people force them to comply.ŽAnother controversy cropped up earlier this month, when Miklos application for a spot on the Orange County Development Advisory Board board drew a public outcry that eventually led to his name being withdrawn. In August, the Orlando Sentinel reported the person who had nomi-nated Miklos, Chadwick Hardee, said he had decided Miklos was probably a very bad fit for that board.ŽThere is some precedent for the Senate questioning Scott appointees to the St. Johns district. In 2017, several members of the Republican-dominated Senate raised questions about the confirmation of John Browning, who the governor had appointed to the district board the previous year. In November 2016, on his way to President Trumps victory party in New York, Brown-ing made a racist post on Facebook. In March 2017, his confirmation hearing was postponed and he resigned from the district board.Mel Martin, a retired U.S. Marine Major whos challenging Hukill for her Senate seat in November, said Miklos conflicts were one of the initial compelling factorsŽ that convinced her to run for the seat. A story about Miklos, she said, was one of the first things that bothered me to the core when I retired.ŽIf Martin is elected to the Senate, the Cocoa Democrat said she would not vote to confirm Miklos appointment, because of the glaring and apparent conflicts of interest that are directly harmful, to not only the process but our trust in government.ŽIts a no go and an all stop for me,Ž she said. On such important topics as the environ-ment these days, we need trust in government.Ž MIKLOSFrom Page A3On Tuesday, the organization Bless Fruitland Park, through its Project Generosity, presented to Fruitland Park Elementary School a check for $20,200 to help fund technology upgrades. [SUBMITTED] By Marilynn MarchioneThe Associated PressTaking a low-dose aspirin every day has long been known to cut the chances of another heart attack, stroke or other heart problem in people who already have had one, but the risks dont outweigh the benefits for most other folks, major new research finds.Although its been used for more than a century, aspirins value in many situations is still unclear. The latest studies are some of the largest and longest to test this pen-nies-a-day blood thinner in people who dont yet have heart disease or a blood vessel-related problem.One found that aspirin did not help prevent first strokes or heart attacks in people at moderate risk for one because they had several health threats such as smoking, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.Another tested aspirin in people with diabetes, who are more likely to develop or die from heart problems, and found that the modest benefit it gave was offset by a greater risk of serious bleeding.Aspirin did not help prevent cancer as had been hoped.And fish oil supplements, also tested in the study of people with diabetes, failed to help.Theres been a lot of uncertainty among doctors around the world about prescribing aspirinŽ beyond those for whom its now recommended, said one study leader, Dr. Jane Armitage of the University of Oxford in England. If youre healthy, its probably not worth taking it.ŽThe research was discussed Sunday at the European Society of Cardiology meeting in Munich. The aspirin stud-ies used 100 milligrams a day, more than the 81-milligram pills commonly sold in the United States but still considered low dose. Adult strength is 325 milligrams. Whos really at risk?A Boston-led study gave aspirin or dummy pills to 12,546 people who were thought to have a moderate risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke within a decade because of other health issues.After five years, 4 percent of each group had suffered a heart problem „ far fewer than expected, suggesting these people were actually at low risk, not moderate. Other medi-cines they were taking to lower blood pressure and cholesterol may have cut their heart risk so much that aspirin had little chance of helping more, said the study leader, Dr. J. Michael Gaziano of Brigham and Womens Hospital.One percent of aspirin takers had stomach or intestinal bleeding, mostly mild„ twice as many as those on dummy pills. Aspirin users also had more nosebleeds, indigestion, reflux or belly pain.Bayer sponsored the study, and many researchers consult for the aspirin maker. Results were published by the journal Lancet. Aspirin for people with diabetes?People with diabetes have a higher risk of heart problems and strokes from a blood clot, but also a higher risk of bleeding. Guidelines vary on which of them should consider aspirin.Oxford researchers randomly assigned 15,480 adults with Type 1 or 2 diabetes but otherwise in good health and with no history of heart problems to take either aspirin, 1 gram of fish oil, both sub-stances, or dummy pills every day.After seven and a half years, there were fewer heart problems among aspirin users but more cases of serious bleeding, so they largely traded one risk for another. Fish oil resultsThe same study also tested omega-3 fatty acids, the good oils found in salmon, tuna and other fish. Supplement takers fared no better than those given dummy capsules „ 9 percent of each group suffered a heart problem.We feel very confident that there doesnt seem to be a role for fish oil supplements for prevent-ing heart disease,Ž said study leader Dr. Louise Bowman of the University of Oxford.The British Heart Foun-dation was the studys main sponsor. Bayer and Mylan provided aspirin and fish oil, respectively. Results were published by the New England Journal of Medicine.Other studies are test-ing different amounts and prescription versions of fish oil, but I cant tell people go spend your money on it; we think its probably better to eat fish,Ž said Dr. Holly Andersen, a heart disease prevention specialist at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell who was not involved in the study.The new research doesnt alter guidelines on aspirin or fish oil, said Dr. Nieca Goldberg, a car-diologist at NYU Langone Medical Center and an American Heart Associa-tion spokeswoman. They recommend fish oil only for certain heart failure patients and say its reasonable to con-sider for people who have already suffered a heart attack.Aspirin disappoints for avoiding rst heart attackThis Thursday photo shows an arrangement of aspirin pills in New York. [PATRICK SISON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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A6 Monday, August 27, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comGary Gray, director of the store. Others have an eye for clothing, putting some in a clean pile, other items to the benevolence center and the rest for recycling. The store doesnt accept every donated item. Were not trying to be ugly,Ž Gray said, and most people under-stand when we explain it to them, but we spend $30,000 to $35,000 on dump fees each year.Ž As for cleaning, I have one guy that all he does for eight hours a day is clean.Ž Many of the items come out looking brand new. Appliances, which sell quickly, are tested before they are sold. The store was recently renovated, with additional parking and a new side entrance, which is handicap accessible. Its not just the workers that make the store special, of course, but the donors. I really think theyre behind us and believe in what we do in supporting the ministries on our campus,Ž Gray said. Some of the Christian Care ministries … which includes mens and wom-ens shelters to treat drug and alcohol addiction, provide pregnancy care, food and clothing … have been around for 30 years. Our heartbeat of our church is to impact people where theyre at in life, especially when theyre hurting. We clothe them, feed them, a lot of those ministries house people for months at a time. In meeting their needs at the same time were sharing Christ with them.Ž A few workers come from the mens residence, Gray said. They have made some bad choices in the past, but when they come in here theyre fired up.Ž A lot of the program graduates stay clean and sober for the rest of their lives. The thrift store donates $500,000 of its proceeds to the ministries each year. Weve been able to send millions of dollars over the course of the years,Ž he said. The neat thing about that is, it takes a little bit of the pressure off of those ministries ... Obviously, they have a budget, but sometimes they dont know where that money is coming from, so this provides a little cushion so they can minister instead of chas-ing money.Ž THRIFTFrom Page A1The furniture section is one of the most popular areas at the First Baptist Thrift Store in Leesburg. [CINDY SHARP/CORRESPONDENT] Kyle Crossland moves a chair to the display” oor at the First Baptist Thrift Store in Leesburg. [CINDY SHARP/ CORRESPONDENT] Kats Baltimore address and impounded his car.We have faced an occurrence that is all too common,Ž Mayor Lenny Curry said. At terrible times, we see the best in people, and today is no different.ŽThe tournament „ which attracted players from across the country to Jacksonville to compete for a spot in a 16-player competition in Las Vegas „ was shown on a video game live-stream service called Twitch, which cap-tured what sounded like gunshots and screams in the background of game play. Those images and sounds captivated local and national media, and became a source of information for friends and family of the victims before police confirmed any details. Williams said investigators had seen the Twitch video.The tournament included professional players, some of whom described the frightening scene and their injuries on Twitter. Drini Gjoka, one such player, said a bullet struck him in the thumb.The tourney just got shot up. Im leavinng and never coming back,Ž he wrote. Worst day of my life,Ž he wrote about 20 min-utes later.Jason Lake, founder and CEO of compLexity Gaming, a professional gaming company that Gjoka was a member of, said he wasŽcooperating with the authorities and we will be flying him out of Jacksonville as soon as we are given the green light from the officials on the ground.ŽThe shooting thrust Jack-sonville into the troubled club of cities to experience a mass shooting during an event that was supposed to about entertainment.Officials with UF Health Jacksonville, the top trauma hospital in the area, said theyve had six victims ranging in age from 20-35, with one victim in serious condition. Some were hit in the torso, others hit in the ankle or wrist. Other hospitals also have patients.I heard a lot of gun shots back to back to back,Ž said Rome Williams, who was in the Landing when the shooting started.Gov. Rick Scott spoke with President Donald Trump about the incident and traveled from Naples to Jacksonville on Sunday evening.The shooting prompted an outpouring of concern and comment from public officials and candidates in Florida and beyond.It was also a major dis-ruption in what had already been a violent weekend. A triple shooting Friday night at the Lee vs. Raines high school football game „ a well-known rivalry „ killed a 19-year-old former Raines student and injured two others who currently attend Raines and Lee.The copper-topped Jacksonville Landing „ a sibling to Baltimores Inner Harbor „ has long served as the iconic back-drop for downtown, even as visitors and its fortunes have lagged in recent years.About three blocks were cordoned off around the Landing. A police helicopter hovered in the air, and Coast Guard boats patrolled the St. Johns River near the Landing. A SWAT unit at one point appeared to be operating a bomb robot on the sidewalk outside a nearby parking garage, though it was not clear why.Several members of Jacksonville Fire and Rescue were conducting a training exercise across the street from the Landing when they saw people running out of the build-ing, including one who had been shot. Four responders rushed in without protec-tive gear. Officials added that police responded within two minutes of the first 911 call.Michael Barlow was working out on the riverwalk outside the Landing when he heard the approach of sirens.We saw a bunch of people getting taken out on stretchers,Ž Barlow said. I saw four people on stretch-ers and then two other guys getting carried. They werent on stretchers, they were just being carried.Ž The waterfront mall still houses a handful of restau-rants, including a Hooters Restaurant and Chicago Pizza, and holds concerts and occasionally political rallies on the outdoor pavilion that fronts the St. Johns River. City officials and boosters have pined for years to replace or majorly renovation the Landing, but those efforts have so far proven fruitless and left City Hall and the buildings owners locked in a conten-tious court battle. Nate Monroe, Joe Daraskevich, Tessa Duvall, Teresa Stepzinski and Andrew Pantazi are reporters for The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Fla. SHOOTINGFrom Page A1 95 95St. Johns River Main St. Bay St. 115 Sports Complex The Jacksonville Landing Jacksonville Source: 95 75 75 10 100 miles GATEHOUSE MEDIAPensacola Tampa Miami mile Gulf of Mexico FLORIDA at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, said Bill Evans, a longtime friend and spokesman for Shubert Organization theaters.In the second half of the 20th century, Simon was the American theaters most successful and prolific playwright, often chronicling middle class issues and fears. Starting with Come Blow Your HornŽ in 1961 and continuing into the next century, he rarely stopped working on a new play or musical. His list of credits is staggering.The theater world quickly mourned his death including Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein, who tweeted that Simon could write a joke that would make you laugh, define the charac-ter, the situation, and even the worlds problems.ŽMatthew Broderick, who in 1983 made his Broadway debut in Simons Brighton Beach MemoirsŽ and his movie debut in Simons Max Dugan Returns,Ž added: I owe him a career. The theater has lost a bril-liantly funny, unthinkably wonderful writer. And even after all this time, I feel I have lost a mentor, a father figure, a deep influe nce in my life and work.ŽFor seven months in 1967, he had four produc-tions running at the same time on Broadway: Bare-foot in the Park,Ž The Odd Couple,Ž Sweet Charity,Ž and The Star-Spangled Girl.ŽEven before he launched his theater career, he made history as one of the famed stable of writers for comedian Sid Caesar that also included Woody Allen, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner.Simon was the recipient of four Tony Awards, the Pulitzer Prize, the Kennedy Center honors (1995), four Writers Guild of America Awards and an American Comedy Awards Lifetime Achieve-ment honor. In 1983, he had a Broadway theater named after him when the Alvin was rechristened the Neil Simon Theatre.In 2006, he won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, which honors work that draws from the American expe-rience. The previous year had seen a popular revival of The Odd Couple,Ž reuniting Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick after their enormous success in The ProducersŽ several years earlier.In a 1997 interview with The Washington Post, Simon reflected on his success: I know that I have reached the pin-nacle of rewards. Theres no more money anyone can pay me that I need. There are no awards they can give me that I havent won. I have no reason to write another play except that I am alive and I like to do it,Ž he said. SIMONFrom Page A1

PAGE 7 | Monday, August 27, 2018 A7and flashed a determined thumbs-down, drawing gasps from both sides of the aisle.Trumps health care bill was dead. McCains lifelong reputation as free thinker, never to be intimidated, was very much alive.It was the capstone of a political career that had taken McCain from the House to the Senate to the Republican presidential nomination, but never to his ultimate goal, the White House. McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnamese prison of war camp and later turned his trademark defiance into a political asset, died Saturday. He was 81.With his irascible grin and fighter-pilot moxie, McCain won election to the House from Arizona twice and the Senate six times. But twice he was thwarted in his quest for the presidency. His upstart bid for president in 2000 took flight in New Hampshire only to be quickly flattened in South Carolina.Eight years later, he fought back from the brink of defeat to win the GOP nomination, only to be overpowered by Democrat Obama in the gen-eral election. McCain had chosen a little-known Alaska governor as his running mate for that race, and in the process helped turn Sarah Palin into a political celebrity. After losing to Obama in an electoral landslide, McCain returned to the Senate deter-mined not to be defined by a failed presidential campaign in which his reputation as a maverick had faded. In the politics of the moment and in national political debate over the decades, McCain energet-ically advanced his ideas and punched back hard at critics „ Trump not least among them.Scion of a decorated military family, McCain embraced his role as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, pushing for aggressive U.S. military intervention over-seas and eager to contribute to defeating the forces of radi-cal Islam that want to destroy America.ŽAsked how he wanted to be remembered, McCain said simply: That I made a major contribution to the defense of the nation.ŽTaking a long look back in his valedictory memoir, The Restless Wave,Ž McCain wrote of the world he inhabited: I hate to leave it. But I dont have a complaint. Not one. Its been quite a ride. Ive known great passions, seen amazing wonders, fought in a war, and helped make a peace. ... I made a small place for myself in the story of America and the history of my times.ŽThroughout his decades in Congress, McCain played his role with trademark verve, at one hearing dismissing a protester by calling out, Get out of here, you low-life scum.ŽMcCain stuck by the partys 2016 presidential nominee, Trump, at times seemingly through gritted teeth „ until the release a month before the election of a lewd audio in which Trump said he could kiss and grab women. Declar-ing that the breaking point, McCain withdrew his support and said he would write in some good conservative Republican whos qualified to be president.ŽHe had largely held his tongue earlier in the campaign when Trump questioned McCains status as a war hero by saying: He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who werent captured.ŽMcCain, with unusual restraint, said that was offen-sive to veterans, but the best thing to do is put it behind us and move forward.ŽBut by the time McCain cast his vote against the GOP health bill, six months into Trumps presidency, the two men were openly at odds. Trump railed against McCain publicly over the vote, and McCain remarked that he no longer listened to what Trump had to say because theres no point in it.ŽUnafraid of contradictions, McCain himself had campaigned against Obamas health care law, but voted against its repeal because Republicans had flouted what he called the old way of leg-islating,Ž with full-fledged debate, amendments and committee hearings on the final bill.In his final months, McCain did not go quietly, frequently jabbing at Trump and his pol-icies from the remove of his Hidden Valley family retreat in Arizona. He opposed the presidents nominee for CIA director because of her past role in overseeing torture, scolded Trump for alienating U.S. allies at an international summit, labeled the administrations zero-tolerance immigration policy an affront to the decency of the American peopleŽ and denounced the TrumpVladimir Putin summit in Helsinki as a tragic mistakeŽ in which Trump put on one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.ŽOn Aug. 13, Trump signed into law a $716 billion defense policy bill named in honor of the senator. Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act in a ceremony at a military base in New York „ without one mention of McCain.Over a 31-year career in the Senate, McCain became a standard-bearer for reform-ing campaign donations. He railed against pork-barrel spending for legislators pet projects and cultivated a reputation as a deficit hawk and an independent voice. He even attacked senators own perks of office, such as free, up-close parking spots at Washington airports.But faced with a tough GOP challenge for his Senate seat in 2010, McCain disowned chapters in his past and turned to the right on a number of hot-button issues, including gays in the military, immigration and climate change.When the Supreme Court in 2010 overturned the cam-paign finance restrictions that he had worked so hard to enact, McCain said he was disappointed, but he seemed resigned to their demise.I dont think theres much that can be done, to tell you the truth,Ž he said. It is what it is.ŽAfter surviving the 2010 election, McCain wasnt about to roll over on any number of other issues. During a long and heated 2011 debate in Congress over the federal d ebt, McCain dismissed conservatives arguments against raising the governments borrowing limit as bizarroŽ and foolish. In a 2014 hearing, he lit into Sec-retary of State John Kerry for talking strongly and carrying a very small stick „ in fact, a twigŽ on foreign policy.Obamas vice president, Joe Biden, offered his own sum-mation for a senator whom he described as quixotic.ŽI think Johns legacy is that he never quits,Ž Biden said in a 2015 interview.Over a lifetime in politics, McCains anti-authoritarian streak was both his greatest asset and Achilles heel. MCCAINFrom Page A1In this Jan. 29, 2008 photo, Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., celebrates in Miami after winning the Florida Republican presidential primary. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] By Mark ThiessenThe Associated PressHurricane Lane secured its place in the history books before it quickly dissipated into a tropical storm and moved off from Hawaii. The storm caused damage, mostly on the Big Island, where rivers raged near Hilo and nearly 40 people had to be rescued from homes.There were no deaths from the storm, which had the potential to cause much more destruction.Heres a look at the storm and its impact on Hawaii. Rain maker The storm named Lane was barreling toward the Hawai-ian Islands as a powerful Category 5 hurricane in the middle of the week. But then it slowed down, moving as slow as 2 mph at times.As it lingered, the storms outer bands were already over the Big Island, allowing Lane to drop 51.53 inches of rain as of early Sunday morn-ing, according to preliminary figures from the National Weather Service.That puts it in third place for the most rain from a storm in the United States since 1950. Hurricane Harvey, which stalled over Houston last year, dropped the most rain in that span with 60.58 inches, Bin-gaman said. Hurricane Hiki dropped 52 inches in Hawaii in 1950, and Amelia produced a 48-inch rainfall in 1978.Rain was still falling on the Big Island, and the total could still increase. So what happened to Lane?Residents and businesses across the islands prepared for the worst, boarding up windows and stocking up on supplies. Tourists in hotels along Waikiki Beach in Hono-lulu didnt heed warnings to get out of the water. But many visitors stocked up on snack food and beer at convenience stores just in case.While the Big Island took the brunt of the storm, the worst of fears never material-ized as Lane quickly fell apart.Winds ultimately caused the demise of Lane, National Weather Service meteorolo-gist Vanessa Almanza said.The storm moved in the central Pacific along a highpressure ridge last week, when there wasnt much wind shear to affect the hurricane.But then the storm began moving north toward Hawaii around the high-pressure ridge, and thats when its winds died down and it lost speed. The jet stream just kind of pushed the top off of the hur-ricane and what happens is it loses exhaust so it just starts collapsing,Ž Almanza said.Lane brought record rain to Hawaii, but lost its wallopBy Simon DenyerThe Washington PostTOKYO North Koreas main newspaper accused the United States on Sunday of staging military drills to pre-pare an invasion while at the same time pursuing dialogue with a smile on its face.Rodong Sinmun, the official mouthpiece of the Workers Party of Korea, cited alleged U.S. troop movements in the region which it called extremely provoca-tive and dangerousŽ and said they threatened to derail the dialogue between the United States and North Korea.The U.S. military called the accusation far-fetched.ŽThe opinion piece came two days after President Donald Trump canceled a planned trip to North Korea by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, citing a lack of progress in getting North Korea to surrender its nuclear weapons.The Rodong Sinmun piece did not mention Trump by name, nor the decision to cancel Pompeos trip. Media controlled by the Pyongyang regime has been careful not to criticize Trump directly since his June 12 meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, reserving its occasional ire for Pompeo and other members of the administration. But the timing of the piece may be more than coincidence.Rodong Sinmun cited a South Korean radio broadcast claiming that U.S. special unitsŽ had recently flown to the Philippines, arguing this was a drill simulating infil-tration into Pyongyang.Ž It also claimed that the USS Michigan nuclear submarine had transported Green Berets, Delta Force and other special unitsŽ from Okinawa, Japan to the Jinhae naval base in South Korea in late July or early August.Col. John Hutcheson, the director of public affairs for U.S. Forces Japan, said he wasnt sure what drills the piece was referring to.U.S. aircraft routinely fly from Japan to the Philippines and other nations around the region for a variety of training and operational reasons, so the notion that any single flight is related to North Korea is a bit far fetched,Ž he wrote in an email.North Korea accuses US of plotting invasion


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PAGE 9 | Monday, August 27, 2018 A9HAVE YOUR SAYWe welcome signed letters and guest columns. Letters should not exceed 300 words and columns should not exceed 500 words. Columns need to include a recent headshot of the writer. We edit for length, clarity, and grammar. Mail: Voices, P.O. Box 490007, Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 Email: Fax: 352-365-1951 Lake County voters receive criticism for failing to cast ballots in city elections, and they should. City Commission races tend to get turnout rates in the teens. But local voters arent impressive in other elections either. While they turn out in significant numbers when presidential races are on the ballot, other results are often disappointing. Tuesday marks the primaries for midterm federal elections as well as some significant local races that could be decided that day. The last time that Lake County had a similar election, in 2014, fewer than 20 percent of registered voters showed up at the polls. If turnout is similar Tuesday, about 40,000 voters will cast ballots „ in a county of around 335,000 residents. Even if you subtract the residents who are under 18 or otherwise ineligible to vote, that still means that only a small portion of the population makes the effort to get involved in the election of officials who make decisions affecting everyone. There are a number of explanations as to why people dont exercise their right to vote. Its quite a comprehensive list, so were not going to take up any more space offering our theories. Rather, were going to give some reasons why voters should care about Tuesdays election. The Lake County ballot includes nonpartisan races for circuit judge, county judge and School Board, and a crucial vote on a school safety tax. School Board decisions not only impact the opportunities and quality of life of your children if they attend or are going to attend K-12 schools, but so much more. Schools affect things such as the crime rate, property values and the recruitment of businesses and workers here. The judges we elect are also hugely important. While their character and qualifications will certainly matter if you ever find yourself in their courtrooms, their decisions also affect the safety and well-being of people across the community. Floridas ongoingalgae crisis is just one example of the many consequences of laws passed by the state Legislature. And if you care about local schools, decisions made by your state representatives and senators also affect what happens with schools on issues such as funding for facilities and state testing. Take a look at the national news to see why your vote for U.S. representative matters. Whether you are aghast at the current White House occupants decisions or agree with them, the composition of the next Congress will make a monumental difference in whether it acts as a check on the president or supports his approach. So if youre registered and havent voted early, please vote Tuesday. Lake County voters should show they understand the importance of these elections and care enough to take the time to learn about the candidates and cast their ballots accordingly.OUR OPINIONExercise your right to vote ANOTHER OPINION This May, Ohio authorities indicted a Strongsville City school maintenance foreman for using school funds to buy equipment for his personal use. Among the items fraudulently charged to the school account were a generator, thermal camera, lawn mower, snow plow and, oh yes, a barn. All told, the illicitly obtained goods were worth some $65,000 „ almost as much as the median annual salary of a Strongsville teacher. At about the same time authorities began looking into the maintenance mans purchases, school administrators and teachers went on strike in Arizona, Oklahoma, and elsewhere. Their beef? That state lawmakers were not spending enough on K-12 schools. Its hard to squeeze more education dollars from state spending. Their general funds are already constrained by increasing pension and health care costs. Ultimately, it is the local school district that is responsible for setting school budgets and teacher pay. With the Strongsville maintenance man in mind, imagine how much more money could be freed up for teacher pay if local districts simply cracked down on the waste, fraud, and abuse in their budgets. A new study by The Heritage Foundation shows that many school districts are wasting huge sums of money „ money that could be used for teacher salaries. Start with the huge increase in non-instructional school district staff. Over the last 30 years, the number of administrators has risen 50 percent. Their pay and benefits add up quickly. (During the same period, the number of teachers increased 32 percent.) A 2014 audit found that the Jefferson County, Ky., school district had more than 150 administrators making $100,000 or more. The auditor compared the district to five other large school districts, and the district with the next-highest number of administrators making more than six figures was Charlotte-Mecklenburg with 53. Speaking of Kentucky, district superintendents there make significantly more than teachers. The Fayette County superintendent makes $266,000, four-and-a-half times more than the average teacher. In Oklahoma, the Tulsa superintendent makes seven times more than the average teacher. In Arizona, the Tucson superintendent makes $272,000, while the average teacher makes $50,000. Tucson suffers from another kind of waste common to school districts: vacant buildings. Tucsons high schools operate at just half of their total seating capacity, on average. The Oklahoma City school district spends some $2.4 million annually on empty seats and underused district facilities. If it sold or leased these buildings, the district could pay each of its teachers nearly $1,000 more per year. The district could offer even larger pay increases if it gave bonuses to just its highest-performing teachers. Teachers should be treated like professionals in other job sectors and rewarded for hard work and effectiveness „ not simply for showing up. Outright fraud is common around the country. For example, in Arizonas Topock school district (a small district near the California border), one school administrator stole $236,000 „ as much as the total teacher payroll for the tiny district. Basic accounting oversight would easily pick up these shenanigans. Arizonas auditor reported that for the last decade, Topock did not submit audit reportsŽ and had significant internal control deficiencies identified in audit reports.Ž The district operated with weak accounting practices for years prior to the theft. As teachers around the country head back to school this fall, unions maintain their support for more strikes. The National Education Association even created a fund to support striking teachers. Administrators and teachers in several areas including Los Angeles and Washington state have indicated they are prepared to strike this school year. State lawmakers in Oklahoma and Kentucky raised taxes to spend more on district schools, and Arizona voters are considering a tax increase on the ballot later this fall. But before raising taxes or putting more pressure on the state general fund, policymakers, taxpayers and teachers should turn to school district offices and demand they clean up their act. Jonathan Butcher is a senior policy analyst in The Heritage Foundations Center for Education Policy.ANOTHER OPINIONHow school district fraud and waste cuts into teacher payOn Aug. 23, Jimmy Conner wrote that the media lacks integrity in its coverage of Trump. Comments such as his, as well as any comments of extremists on the right or the left, do such a disservice to our country and only result in more divisiveness among American citizens. The greatness of a country depends on so much more than the unemployment rate and the stock market. It depends on the integrity of its leaders and the unity of its people. It seems the United States of America is sorely lacking in both nowadays. I am using Conners extremist right message as an example only because I have it in front of me. The same can be said for left extremists. The key word here is extremist. Both sides take words out of context, give only partial truths and use non-truths to support their position. Giving fair and honest messages is not their goal. They can get away with this because many people dont check the facts or do not want to hear the facts if it doesnt support what they believe. The result is anger, hate and divisiveness. Conner claims Time MagazineŽ reported that Martin Luther Kings bust was removed from the Oval Office. Im sure many of you were upset and angry about this news. But what he didnt tell you is that when the Times reporter learned his mistake, he immediately issued a correction, took full responsibility for it and apologized. Conner also stated When Sarah Huckabee Sanders baked chocolate pecan pies for Thanksgiving, April Ryan of CNN said she didnt bake them, accused her of lying and tweeted that the pictures of the pies were fake with no evidence whatsoever.Ž Exactly my point „ no evidence whatsoever. Both extremist sides do this so neither side should be name calling. And we citizens need to make sure we do get the facts and not alternative facts.Ž I could continue with more examples from Conners letter, but I hope my point has been made. Anyone who is getting their information from extreme right or left sources is not getting the facts in many cases but misleading, twisted statements intended to inflame them and sway them to their side. We are the UNITED States of America, not the Republican or Democrat States of America. Fellow citizens, I have been a Republican for the entire 67 years of my life. I recognize, as we all should, that our country will not continue to be great if we become a country of angry groups battling each other. I am deeply concerned with what is going on in our country where politicians will say or do anything to get reelected and then represent the special interest groups that got them there. Conners letter makes me wonder what elected position he is going to run for next. The mid-term elections are coming up. Please dont get pulled into unproven inflammatory factsŽ that right and left extremists are putting out there. Do your homework. Check the facts. Stay away from the extreme sources of information. Be an informed voter. Linda Stewart lives in Eustis.ANOTHER OPINIONJimmy Conner lacks integrity in comments on media OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250


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PAGE 11 | Monday, August 27, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Joe ReedyAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE „ Willie Taggarts first eight months as Florida States coach could not have gone much better. He has reinvigorated a team and fan base that has found itself out of contention for a College Football Playoff spot by early October the past two seasons and saw Jimbo Fisher leave for Texas A&M last December.As Florida State prepares for Taggarts first season the biggest question is how long will Taggarts honeymoon last.Ready to reboundFlorida States Cam Akers (3) runs the ball as Dukes Jeremy McDuf“ e (9) attempts a tackle on Oct. 14, 2017, in Durham, N.C. Akers had four 100-yard games last season and set the programs freshman rushing record with 1,025 yards. [AP PHOTO/BEN MCKEOWN, FILE] New coach Taggart con dent FSU can bounce backFlorida State quarterback James Blackman throws a pass against Boston College on Oct. 27, 2017, in Boston. Head coach Willie Taggarts biggest decision of the preseason will be who will start at quarterback on Sept. 3 against Virginia Tech. [AP PHOTO/MICHAEL DWYER, FILE] By Patrick BurnsThe Associated PressSOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. „ It only took one pitch for Mana Lau Kong to deliver Hawaii its first Little League World Series title in a decade.Against a South Korea team that hadnt surrendered a home run in the tournament, Kong drove the first pitch his team saw over the center field fence. As he rounded the bases and headed home, his teammates poured out of the dugout in a pack led by pitcher Kaolu Holt and formed a huddle around home plate.It was great,Ž Holt said, because we all knew that pitcher was tough to hit.ŽHolt took it from there, throwing a two-hitter to lead Hawaii to a 3-0 victory in the Little League World Series championship, the first shut-out in a title game since 2002. It was Holts first-ever complete game. The team from Honolulu allowed just three runs in the entire tournament, shut out four of its five opponents and struck out 53 batters in 34 innings.Someone asked me, whats the strength of the team, and I honestly have to say, its that they play as a team,Ž Hawaii manager Gerald Oda said. Kaolu pitching, or Aukai (Kea) pitching, Mana hitting a home run, its everybody just doing the best that they can do. Once they bought in and once they accepted their roles, it makes my job a lot easier.ŽHawaii wins Little League titleSouth Korea catcher Gi Jeong Kim walks to the mound as Honolulu, Hawaiis Mana Lau Kong (19) is greeted by teammates after hitting the “ rst pitch of the game for a home run [TOM E. PUSKAR/ ASSOCIATED PRESS] The Associated PressPARAMUS, N.J. „ Bryson DeChambeau completed the first stage of his mission by winning The Northern Trust.The next one is up to Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk.Staked to a four-shot lead, DeChambeau never let anyone closer than two shots, ended the threat with consecutive birdies and closed with a 2-under 69 for a four-shot victory over Tony Finau on Sunday in the FedEx Cup opener.DeChambeau won for the second time this year, both times against some of the strongest fields. He moved to the top of the FedEx Cup standings and was all but assured of being one of the top five seeds at the Tour Cham-pionship who have a clear shot at the $10 million bonus.Also on his mind is play-ing for no money at all at the Ryder Cup.DeChambeau narrowly missed earning one of the eight automatic spots for the U.S. team when he missed the cut at the PGA Championship. Furyk makes three of his four captains picks a week from Tuesday, and it will be tough to ignore a 24-year-old Californian with victories at the Memorial and a FedEx Cup playoff event.DeChambeau rolls to win in playo openerBryson DeChambeau hits a shot on the fourth hole during the “ nal round of The Northern Trust on Sunday in Paramus, N.J. [MEL EVANS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] See LEAGUE, B3 See OPENER, B3 See FSU, B3From Sloane and Serena to new roof, what to know about this years U.S. OpenBy Howard FendrichThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ A little more than a year ago, Sloane Stephens was ranked outside of the top 950 as she tried to work her way back toward the top of tennis after foot surgery. By the time the U.S. Open was over, she was a Grand Slam champion for the first time and soaring up the rankings.On Monday, the No. 3-seeded Stephens will begin the defense of a major title for the first time, facing 80thranked Evgeniya Rodina of Russia at the new Louis Arm-strong Stadium.Going back again and knowing that you held the trophy there once before is super-cool. I think that itll be fun. There will be a lot of different pressure and a lot of excitement and a lot of stress,Ž Stephens said. Whether I lose first round or win the tourna-ment again, I know Im going to do my absolute best and thats all I can ask myself.ŽHer success at Flushing Meadows in 2017 is emblematic of the wide-open nature of womens tennis ever since 23-time major champion Serena Williams left the tour for a hiatus while she was preg-nant. At four of the past six majors, the titlist was a first-time Grand Slam champ: Jelena Ostapenko at the French Open and Stephens in New York in 2017; Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open and Simona Halep in Paris in 2018.Consistency at the majors hasnt exactly been that quartets hallmark. Current No. 1 Halep lost in the first round at last years U.S. Open and this years Australian Open. Ostapenko did the same at Roland Garros this year. Wozniacki exited in the second round at two of the past four Slams.Stephens has been boom or bust lately, too, collecting a pair of runs to finals and a trio of opening-round defeats at the five major tournaments shes entered since the foot operation.You cant let the lows get you too low,Ž the 25-year-old American said, and you cant let the highs get you too high.ŽOpening upDefending champion Sloane Stevens poses with the tournaments trophies during the reveal of the 2018 U. S. Open draw on Thursday in New York. [RICHARD DREW/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] See TENNIS, B3


B2 Monday, August 27, 2018 | SCOREBOARD HOW TO REACH USPaul Jenkins, Sports Editor Email: Phone: 352-365-8204SPORTS RESULTSSchools or coaches can report game results by calling 352-365-8204. Submissions also can be emailed to Results submitted after 9:30 p.m. may not appear in the next days edition of the Daily Commercial.SPORTS ON TVHORSE RACING 4 p.m. FS2 „ Saratoga Live, Better Talk Now Stakes, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN „ Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees 10 p.m. ESPN „ Colorado at L.A. Angels SOCCER 3 p.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Manchester United vs. Tottenham TENNIS Noon ESPN „ U.S. Open, “ rst round, at New York 6 p.m. ESPN2 „ U.S. Open, “ rst round, at New York 7 p.m. ESPN2 „ U.S. Open, “ rst round, at New York SPORTS BRIEFSESPNs Hill is reportedly leaving the networkAfter 12 years at ESPN, Jemele Hills time with the sports media giant is coming to a close, according to multiple reports.James Miller, author of Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN,Ž reported that Hill met with ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro and that her buyout/departure was amicable.ŽThe New York Posts Andrew Marchand added that Hills last day at The Worldwide Leader in SportsŽ will be Aug. 31.Hill made news last year when she called President Donald Trump a white supremacistŽ in the wake of the deadly rally in Charlottesville. The comment led White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to call the remarks a fireable offense.ŽCHATTANOOGA, TENN.2 Chattanooga players suspended after arrestsA University of Tennessee at Chattanooga spokesman says two players have been suspended following their arrests on driving under the influence, being a minor in possession of alcohol and other charges.Mocs spokesman Jay Blackman said Sunday that running back Isaiah Cobb and linebacker Nyvin Nelson were suspended indefinitely after their arrests a day earlier.Both 18-year-old freshmen are set to appear in court Thursday, the same day the Mocs open the season at home against Tennessee Tech. News outlets cite a Chattanooga police arrest affidavit in reporting that a car driven by Cobb was going 65 mph in a 35-mph zone early Sat-urday. The affidavit says Nelson, the vehicles owner, was a passenger.The affidavit says Cobb was charged with driving under the influ-ence, possession of a handgun while under the influence, being a minor in possession of alcohol and speeding. Nelson was charged with driving under the influence by consent and being a minor in possession of alcohol.CAMINITO DEL REY, SPAINValverde wins 2nd Vuelta stage, Kwiat kowski leadsAlejandro Valverde won the second stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, with Michal Kwiatkowski taking the overall lead.Valverde beat Kwiat-kowski in the final meters of an uphill sprint to win the mostly flat stage that took riders 101.6 miles from the seaside city of Marbella to a final climb at the Caminito del Rey.Valverde and Kwiatkowski made it to the front with less than 200 yards to go and the Span-iard held on for victory. Belgian rider Laurens De Plus had taken the lead in the final kilometer but couldnt stay ahead.It was the 10th career stage win for Valverde in the Vuelta.JAKARTA, INDONESIAKorean combined team wins gold at Asian GamesThere was no dividing them. The folk song Arirang played and the unificationŽ flag was raised to celebrate the first gold medal by a com-bined Koreas team at a major multi-sport event.The crew comprising South Koreans and North Koreans won the 500-meter dragon boat final on Sunday at the Asian Games co-host city of Palembang, a day after the paddlers delivered the historic first medal for a combined Koreas team by taking bronze in the 200-meter dragon boat competition.The gold was awarded to Korea „ the name for the joint teams that are entered in rowing, canoeing and womens basketball „ rather than being added to the tally of either North or South Korea. The celebrations started as soon as the dragon-headed boat with its 10 paddlers, its drummer and its sweep crossed the line.Koreans hugged on the boat and on the banks along the course.South Korean news agency Yonhap quoted Kim Kwang Chol, a North Korean coach, as saying he felt the strength of a unified nation when we came together, dedicated our minds to a single purpose, and paddled the boat forward.Ž The Associated Press PRO FOOTBALL NFL PRESEASONAll times EasternAMERICAN CONFERENCEEAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 2 1 0 .667 77 62 Buffalo 1 1 0 .500 42 45 N.Y. Jets 1 2 0 .333 46 37 Miami 0 3 0 .000 54 80 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 2 1 0 .667 53 44 Jacksonville 2 1 0 .667 51 40 Indianapolis 2 1 0 .667 61 54 Tennessee 0 3 0 .000 37 77 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Baltimore 4 0 0 1.000 97 52 Cincinnati 2 0 0 1.000 51 40 Pittsburgh 2 1 0 .667 81 71 Cleveland 2 1 0 .667 42 29 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Oakland 2 1 0 .667 44 35 Denver 1 2 0 .333 80 83 L.A. Chargers 1 2 0 .333 48 74 Kansas City 1 2 0 .333 58 58 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA N.Y. Giants 2 1 0 .667 62 53 Washington 1 2 0 .333 49 68 Dallas 0 2 0 .000 34 45 Philadelphia 0 3 0 .000 34 73 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Carolina 3 0 0 1.000 80 57 New Orleans 2 1 0 .667 75 47 Tampa Bay 2 1 0 .667 86 71 Atlanta 0 3 0 .000 20 62 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Minnesota 2 1 0 .667 73 62 Green Bay 2 1 0 .667 88 64 Chicago 2 2 0 .500 94 90 Detroit 1 2 0 .333 60 76 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Arizona 2 0 0 1.000 44 32 L.A. Rams 2 1 0 .667 47 68 San Francisco 1 2 0 .333 54 60 Seattle 0 3 0 .000 51 64 WEEK 3 Aug. 23Cleveland 5, Philadelphia 0Aug. 24Carolina 25, New England 14 Denver 29, Washington 17 N.Y. Giants 22, N.Y. Jets 16 Minnesota 21, Seattle 20 Detroit 33, Tampa Bay 30 Oakland 13, Green Bay 6Saturdays GamesChicago 27, Kansas City 20 Pittsburgh 16, Tennessee 6 L.A. Rams 21, Houston 20 Indianapolis 23, San Francisco 17 Jacksonville 17, Atlanta 6 Baltimore 27, Miami 10 New Orleans 36, L.A. Chargers 7Sundays GamesCincinnati at Buffalo, late Arizona at Dallas, lateWEEK 4 Thursdays GamesNew England at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 7 p.m. Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Jacksonville at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 8 p.m. L.A. Rams at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Buffalo at Chicago, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Tennessee, 8 p.m. Green Bay at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Denver at Arizona, 10 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 10 p.m. L.A. Chargers at San Francisco, 10 p.m. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 16 4 6 54 55 30 New York Red Bulls 15 6 4 49 48 26 New York City FC 14 6 6 48 49 34 Columbus 11 8 7 40 33 33 Philadelphia 11 11 3 36 35 39 Montreal 10 14 3 33 34 45 New England 7 10 8 29 38 41 D.C. United 7 9 6 27 39 39 Toronto FC 7 12 6 27 43 46 Chicago 6 15 6 24 37 52 Orlando City 7 16 2 23 38 59 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 13 5 7 46 40 31 Sporting Kansas City 13 6 6 45 47 30 Los Angeles FC 12 7 7 43 50 40 Real Salt Lake 12 10 5 41 42 44 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 9 8 38 49 48 Portland 10 6 7 37 35 34 Vancouver 10 9 7 37 43 51 Seattle 10 9 5 35 31 26 Minnesota United 9 15 2 29 38 52 Houston 7 11 7 28 41 37 Colorado 6 14 6 24 31 48 San Jose 3 14 8 17 36 47 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieFridays GamesAtlanta United FC 2, Orlando City 1 Los Angeles FC 1, LA Galaxy 1, tieSaturdays GamesPhiladelphia 1, New England 0 Toronto FC 3, Montreal 1 Sporting Kansas City 2, Minnesota United 0 Real Salt Lake 6, Colorado 0 Vancouver 3, San Jose 2Sundays GamesD.C. United at New York Red Bulls, late Seattle at Portland, lateWednesdays GamesHouston at New York Red Bulls, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at D.C. United, 8 p.m. FC Dallas at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Portland, 10:30 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 1Sporting Kansas City at Seattle, 4 p.m. New York at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Orlando City, 7:30 p.m. Portland at New England, 7:30 p.m. Houston at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Toronto FC, 8 p.m. New York City FC at Columbus, 8 p.m. Los Angeles Galaxy at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver, 10 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 2Atlanta United FC at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.U.S. OPEN CUPAll times Eastern CHAMPIONSHIP Wednesday, Sept. 26Philadelphia (MLS) at Houston (MLS), 7 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 16 1 6 54 48 17 Seattle 11 4 8 41 26 16 Portland 11 6 6 39 37 27 Chicago 8 4 10 34 32 26 Houston 9 9 5 32 35 34 Utah 8 7 8 32 20 22 Orlando 8 9 6 30 30 36 Washington 2 17 4 10 11 34 Sky Blue FC 0 16 5 5 19 46 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Saturdays GamesNorth Carolina 1, Seattle 1, tie Chicago 3, Orlando 1 Portland 1, Washington 0 Houston 6, Sky Blue FC 1Saturday, Sept. 1Sky Blue FC at Washington, 7 p.m. TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueLOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Optioned RHP Deck McGuire to Salt Lake (PCL). Reinstated RHP Hansel Robles from the 10-day DL. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Placed LHP Sean Manaea on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Emilio Pagan from Nashville (PCL).National LeagueSAN FRANCISCO GIANTS „ Placed C Buster Posey on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Friday, Aug. 24. Recalled C Aramis Garcia from Sacramento (PCL).American AssociationST. PAUL SAINTS „ Released OF Harrison Kain. WICHITA WINGNUTS „ Released LHP Brady Bowen.Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Signed OF Robert Garcia. Placed LHP Jake Fisher on the DL, retroactive to Aug. 16.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueDENVER BRONCOS „ Signed CB-KR Adam Jones. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS „ Traded LB Antonio Morrison to Green Bay for CB Lenzy Pipkins. MINNESOTA VIKINGS „ Acquired C Brett Jones from the New York Giants for an undisclosed draft pick. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS „ WR Eric Decker announced his retirement. NEW YORK JETS „ Waived-injured WR Lucky Whitehead. Signed QB John Wolford. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES „ Signed LB Jaboree Williams. Released LB Corey Nelson. TENNESSEE TITANS „ Activated WR Rishard Matthews from the PUP list. Placed WR Michael Campanaro on injured reserve. WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Signed QB Connor Jessop. Waived WR Allenzae Staggers.COLLEGESCHATTANOOGA „ Suspended RB Isaiah Cobb and LB Nyvin Nelson inde“ nitely following their arrests on driving under the in” uence. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago -143 New York +133 Washington -110 at Philadelphia +100 at San Francisco Off Arizona OffAmerican Leagueat New York -200 Chicago +180 Toronto -138 at Baltimore +128 at Houston -170 Oakland +158Interleagueat L.A. Angels Off Colorado OffCOLLEGE FOOTBALL ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG UCF 19 23 73 at UConn at Purdue 4 2 48 Northwestrn at Minnesota 14 17 Off NMSU Wake Forest 10 7 55 at TulaneFridayat Michigan St. 27 22 49 Utah St. Syracuse 3 6 64 at W. Mich. at Wisconsin 33 34 51 W. Kentucky Colorado 6 7 Off Colorado St. at Stanford 14 14 49 San Diego St. at Duke 10 13 46 ArmySaturdayat Oklahoma 24 20 68 FAU Houston 21 24 54 at Rice at Ohio St. 38 37 63 Oregon St. at Penn St. 28 23 54 Appalach. St at Nebraska 17 23 53 Akron at Boston Col. 20 18 63 UMass at Illinois 14 16 56 Kent St. at Rutgers 13 16 47 Texas St. Indiana 12 10 57 at FIU at Iowa 13 10 48 No. Illinois. Texas 10 11 Off Maryland Boise St. 10 10 50 at Troy Louisiana Tech 10 10 51 at S.Alabama at Miami Ohio +2 2 51 Marshall at North Texas 1 4 71 SMU at Vanderbilt 7 4 55 Middle Tenn. at Arizona 13 11 60 BYU at Arizona St. 14 18 54 UTSA at Southern Ca. 31 25 62 UNLV at UCLA 14 16 61 Cincinnati Auburn 3 2 48 Washington at Kentucky 20 17 49 Cent. Mich. Texas Tech +1 2 68 Mississippi at So. Carolina 35 29 57 Coastal Caro. West Virginia 7 10 61 Tennessee at California 6 7 61 No. Carolina Washington St. 4 Off Off at Wyoming at Oregon 28 31 73 Bowl. Green Old Dominion 5 6 Off at Liberty Michigan +2 1 48 at Not. Dame Alabama 28 25 59 Louisville Navy 15 16 Off at HawaiiSundayMiami 3 3 48 LSUNext Mondayat Florida St. 6 7 57 Virginia Tech Updated odds available at GOLF PGA TOURTHE NORTHERN TRUSTSundays leaders at Ridgewood Country Club, Paramus, N.J. Purse: $9 million. Yardage: 7,385; Par: 71 (35-36)FinalBryson DeChambeau (2,000), $1,620,000 68-66-63-69„266 Tony Finau (1,200), $972,000 69-67-66-68„270 Billy Horschel (650), $522,000 69-69-65-68„271 Cameron Smith (650), $522,000 69-68-65-69„271 Ryan Palmer (400), $328,500 68-67-72-65„272 Adam Scott (400), $328,500 69-64-70-69„272 Aaron Wise (400), $328,500 70-68-67-67„272 Patrick Cantlay (320), $261,000 69-67-68-69„273 Brooks Koepka (320), $261,000 67-65-72-69„273 Justin Thomas (320), $261,000 69-67-69-68„273 Bronson Burgoon (252), $198,000 68-73-67-66„274 Adam Hadwin (252), $198,000 71-65-68-70„274 Dustin Johnson (252), $198,000 67-67-72-68„274 Nick Watney (252), $198,000 69-68-68-69„274 Daniel Berger (204), $144,000 69-70-68-68„275 Hideki Matsuyama (204), $144,000 67-73-67-68„275 Phil Mickelson (204), $144,000 68-68-68-71„275 Kevin Na (204), $144,000 67-75-66-67„275 Jhonattan Vegas (204), $144,000 67-68-72-68„275 Jason Day (164), $101,160 71-66-68-71„276 Tommy Fleetwood (164), $101,160 67-68-73-68„276 Tyrrell Hatton (164), $101,160 69-70-73-64„276 Charley Hoffman (164), $101,160 69-70-67-70„276 Chez Reavie (164), $101,160 71-66-67-72„276 Patrick Reed (136), $73,500 69-71-67-70„277 Jordan Spieth (136), $73,500 70-70-64-73„277 Brian Stuard (136), $73,500 68-71-68-70„277 Sean OHair (109), $59,850 66-69-72-71„278 Louis Oosthuizen (109), $59,850 71-66-68-73„278 Sam Ryder (109), $59,850 69-69-68-72„278 Webb Simpson (109), $59,850 71-66-69-72„278 Scott Stallings (109), $59,850 70-69-67-72„278 Kyle Stanley (109), $59,850 71-70-66-71„278 Keegan Bradley (78), $45,450 70-69-62-78„279 Danny Lee (78), $45,450 67-73-72-67„279 Marc Leishman (78), $45,450 73-69-70-67„279 Jamie Lovemark (78), $45,450 66-66-73-74„279 Seamus Power (78), $45,450 71-71-70-67„279 Bubba Watson (78), $45,450 71-67-71-70„279 Byeong Hun An (51), $32,400 71-71-67-71„280 Zach Johnson (51), $32,400 72-68-71-69„280 Jason Kokrak (51), $32,400 71-69-73-67„280 Pat Perez (51), $32,400 73-68-69-70„280 Ted Potter, Jr. (51), $32,400 71-69-69-71„280 Kevin Streelman (51), $32,400 69-69-70-72„280 Harold Varner III (51), $32,400 69-68-72-71„280 Tiger Woods (51), $32,400 71-71-68-70„280 Emiliano Grillo (31), $22,163 69-70-72-70„281 Brian Harman (31), $22,163 72-69-70-70„281 Whee Kim (31), $22,163 72-68-69-72„281 Luke List (31), $22,163 70-69-68-74„281 Scott Piercy (31), $22,163 67-72-71-71„281 Ian Poulter (31), $22,163 69-73-70-69„281 Peter Uihlein (31), $22,163 68-68-71-74„281 Gary Woodland (31), $22,163 72-68-68-73„281 Alex Cejka (22), $20,250 67-74-72-69„282 Chesson Hadley (22), $20,250 72-69-70-71„282 Trey Mullinax (22), $20,250 68-74-73-67„282 Kevin Tway (22), $20,250 66-69-71-76„282 Rafa Cabrera Bello (16), $18,990 67-71-77-68„283 Paul Casey (16), $18,990 67-73-69-74„283 Austin Cook (16), $18,990 68-74-68-73„283 Brandon Harkins (16), $18,990 73-69-69-72„283 Beau Hossler (16), $18,990 67-71-66-79„283 Patton Kizzire (16), $18,990 70-70-73-70„283 Matt Kuchar (16), $18,990 72-69-71-71„283 C.T. Pan (16), $18,990 70-72-74-67„283 Sam Saunders (16), $18,990 68-70-74-71„283 J.J. Spaun (16), $18,990 70-71-73-69„283 Brian Gay (12), $18,000 71-68-73-72„284 Anirban Lahiri (11), $17,730 71-71-75-68„285 Jimmy Walker (11), $17,730 69-72-68-76„285 Kevin Kisner (11), $17,370 69-69-75-73„286 Martin Laird (11), $17,370 70-72-71-73„286 Sung Kang (10), $17,100 69-72-67-79„287 Si Woo Kim (9), $16,830 69-72-74-73„288 Andrew Landry (9), $16,830 73-69-74-72„288 Ryan Armour (8), $16,380 69-72-73-76„290 Chris Kirk (8), $16,380 70-72-74-74„290 Andrew Putnam (8), $16,380 67-72-76-75„290LPGA TOURCP WOMENS CANADIAN OPENSundays leaders at Wascana CC, Saskatchewan Purse: $2,250,000. Yardage: 6,675; Par: 71 (35-37) (a-denotes amateur) FinalBrooke M. Henderson, $337,500 66-66-70-65„267 Angel Yin, $208,826 65-67-71-68„271 Jennifer Song, $151,489 71-66-69-67„273 Minjee Lee, $88,321 66-73-67-68„274 Amy Yang, $88,321 66-65-75-68„274 Su Oh, $88,321 70-66-69-69„274 Austin Ernst, $88,321 66-69-70-69„274 Anna Nordqvist, $47,333 70-66-71-68„275 Maria Torres, $47,333 68-66-73-68„275 Lydia Ko, $47,333 66-72-68-69„275 Sung Hyun Park, $47,333 70-64-70-71„275 Nasa Hataoka, $47,333 64-70-69-72„275 Mo Martin, $35,289 70-72-72-62„276 Shanshan Feng, $35,289 70-68-71-67„276 Mariah Stackhouse, $35,289 66-69-71-70„276 Mariajo Uribe, $29,802 64-73-73-67„277 Bronte Law, $29,802 69-69-69-70„277 Ariya Jutanugarn, $29,802 64-70-73-70„277 Caroline Inglis, $26,753 68-71-71-68„278 Jaye Marie Green, $26,753 69-68-71-70„278 Sei Young Kim, $24,924 68-73-69-69„279 Mirim Lee, $24,924 69-72-66-72„279 Charley Hull, $21,860 68-70-74-68„280 Megan Khang, $21,860 68-74-69-69„280 Lindy Duncan, $21,860 68-69-72-71„280 Thidapa Suwannapura, $21,860 69-69-70-72„280 Jin Young Ko, $21,860 69-69-69-73„280 Ryann OToole, $16,949 67-73-74-67„281 Nelly Korda, $16,949 71-71-71-68„281 Ashleigh Buhai, $16,949 70-66-77-68„281 Brittany Lincicome, $16,949 69-70-73-69„281 Katherine Kirk, $16,949 70-71-70-70„281 Lee-Anne Pace, $16,949 71-71-68-71„281 Georgia Hall, $16,949 68-70-72-71„281 Jenny Shin, $16,949 69-68-72-72„281 In Gee Chun, $12,942 68-74-71-69„282 Cindy LaCrosse, $12,942 68-70-75-69„282 Alena Sharp, $12,942 71-70-70-71„282 Yu Liu, $12,942 67-69-75-71„282 Ally McDonald, $12,942 69-70-71-72„282 Tiffany Chan, $10,541 70-72-75-66„283 Aditi Ashok, $10,541 67-74-74-68„283 Celine Herbin, $10,541 70-70-72-71„283 Jodi Ewart Shadoff, $10,541 71-68-72-72„283 Angela Stanford, $10,541 70-67-74-72„283 Cristie Kerr, $8,860 68-74-74-68„284 Mi Jung Hur, $8,860 70-72-71-71„284 Caroline Masson $8,860 71-70-72-71„284 a-Yealimi Noh 71-69-73-71„284 Anne-Catherine Tanguay, $8,860 70-71-70-73„284 Azahara Munoz, $7,431 70-72-71-72„285 Annie Park, $7,431 69-72-72-72„285 Madelene Sagstrom, $7,431 71-69-73-72„285 Jane Park, $7,431 70-69-74-72„285 Nanna Koerstz Madsen, $7,431 65-74-74-72„285 Perrine Delacour, $7,431 69-68-74-74„285 Brittany Lang, $6,517 67-74-72-73„286 Beatriz Recari, $6,517 70-68-74-74„286 Luna Sobron, $5,945 69-72-76-70„287 Daniela Darquea, $5,945 68-74-73-72„287 Jessica Korda, $5,945 66-75-74-72„287 Dani Holmqvist, $5,545 73-69-76-70„288 Jackie Stoelting, $5,545 71-71-71-75„288 Ola“ a Kristinsdottir, $5,202 68-73-75-73„289 Celine Boutier, $5,202 71-71-73-74„289 Kris Tamulis, $5,202 68-73-73-75„289 Haru Nomura, $5,202 70-69-75-75„289 Xiyu Lin, $4,917 71-71-73-75„290 Hannah Green, $4,801 68-71-78-74„291 Paula Reto, $4,687 73-68-78-73„292 Kelly Shon, $4,574 72-70-82-73„297 Sandra Changkija, $4,517 70-72-76-81„299PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSBOEING CLASSICSaturdays leaders at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie, Wash. Purse: $2.1 million; Yardage: 7,217; Par: 72Second RoundKevin Sutherland 70-60„130 Ken Tanigawa 66-64„130 Scott McCarron 66-67„133 Scott Dunlap 68-66„134 Scott Parel 65-70„135 Tom Pernice Jr. 65-70„135 Kent Jones 65-70„135 Bernhard Langer 68-68„136 Larry Mize 68-68„136 Miguel Angel Jimnez 67-69„136 Tommy Tolles 70-67„137 Joe Durant 70-67„137 Stephen Ames 71-66„137 Jesper Parnevik 68-69„137 Jerry Kelly 68-69„137 Mike Grob 67-70„137 Billy Andrade 67-70„137 Michael Bradley 69-69„138 Bob Estes 67-71„138 Steve Pate 66-72„138 Dudley Hart 70-69„139 Glen Day 70-69„139 Kenny Perry 69-70„139 Jerry Smith 69-70„139 Duffy Waldorf 71-69„140 Mark Calcavecchia 71-69„140 Brian Henninger 72-68„140 Mark OMeara 72-68„140 Gary Hallberg 73-67„140 Woody Austin 73-67„140 John Huston 68-72„140 Steve Flesch 70-71„141 Olin Browne 70-71„141 Lee Janzen 70-71„141 Willie Wood 70-71„141 David McKenzie 68-73„141 Gene Sauers 68-73„141 Fran Quinn 73-68„141 Kirk Triplett 71-71„142 Brian Mogg 72-70„142 Jeff Maggert 68-74„142 Colin Montgomerie 73-69„142 Fred Couples 71-72„143 Paul Goydos 71-72„143 Joey Sindelar 70-73„143 Steve Jones 73-70„143 Brad Bryant 69-74„143 Tommy Armour III 75-68„143 Todd Hamilton 71-73„144 John Inman 71-73„144 Esteban Toledo 71-73„144 Marco Dawson 70-74„144 Rocco Mediate 72-72„144 Bart Bryant 69-75„144 Dan Forsman 73-71„144 Scott Verplank 73-71„144 Carlos Franco 73-71„144 Darren Clarke 68-76„144 Jeff Sluman 75-69„144 Tim Petrovic 72-73„145 David Frost 70-75„145 Mark Brooks 74-71„145 Doug Garwood 74-71„145 Scott Simpson 75-70„145 Billy Mayfair 76-69„145 Paul Broadhurst 71-75„146 Tom Byrum 70-76„146 Guy Boros 75-71„146 Mike Goodes 73-74„147 Tom Werkmeister 76-72„148 Chris DiMarco 74-75„149 David Toms 74-75„149 Scott Hoch 73-77„150 Skip Kendall 75-76„151 Wes Short, Jr. 78-73„151 Steve Lowery 75-78„153 Tom Kite 78-77„155 (Results from the “ nal round on Sunday were late for press time.)EUROPEAN TOURD+D REAL CZECH MASTERSSundays leaders at Albatross Golf Resort, Prague Purse: $1.16 million. Yardage: 7,467; Par: 72 (36-36)FinalAndrea Pavan, Italy 65-69-65-67„266 Padraig Harrington, Ireland 66-68-65-69„268 Gavin Green, Malaysia 64-68-70-69„271 Scott Jamieson, Scotland 67-68-68-70„273 Lee Slattery, England 65-72-68-68„273 Tom Lewis, England 69-66-71-68„274 Gaganjeet Bhullar, India 68-71-70-66„275 Jacques Kruyswijk, South Africa 70-68-69-68„275 Lucas Bjerregaard, Denmark 68-72-67-69„276 Julien Guerrier, France 71-67-71-67„276 Phachara Khongwatmai, Thailand 69-67-68-72„276 Eddie Pepperell, England 66-71-68-71„276 Thomas Pieters, Belgium 64-70-71-71„276 Matthias Schwab, Austria 69-69-69-69„276 Hunter Stewart, United States 69-70-69-68„276 Pontus Widegren, Sweden 71-69-69-67„276 Jeff Winther, Denmark 65-68-75-68„276AlsoDavid Lipsky, United States 69-69-70-74„282 John Daly, United States 64-75-70-74„283 Chase Koepka, United States 67-69-75-73„284 Paul Peterson, United States 70-69-77-69„285 WEB.COM TOURNATIONWIDE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL CHAMPIONSHIPSundays leaders at The Ohio State University GC (Scarlett), Columbus, Ohio Purse: $1 million. Yardage: 7,444; Par: 71 (36-35) (x-won on “ rst playoff hole)Finalx-Robert Streb, $180,000 65-68-68-71„272 Peter Malnati, $108,000 69-68-69-66„272 Cameron Davis, $68,000 69-71-67-66„273 Shawn Stefani, $48,000 67-72-68-67„274 Joseph Bramlett, $33,900 70-68-65-72„275 Lanto Grif“ n, $33,900 68-69-69-69„275 Curtis Luck, $33,900 67-69-68-71„275 Denny McCarthy, $33,900 66-69-68-72„275 Seth Reeves, $33,900 69-70-65-71„275 Matt Jones, $24,000 67-68-69-72„276 Jim Knous, $24,000 68-68-65-75„276 Henrik Norlander, $24,000 64-74-68-70„276 Wes Roach, $24,000 69-66-71-70„276 Erik Compton, $18,000 68-69-72-68„277 Kramer Hickok, $18,000 66-68-74-69„277 Nicholas Lindheim, $18,000 67-70-70-70„277 Dylan Frittelli, $14,500 70-72-65-71„278 Lucas Glover, $14,500 70-69-73-66„278 Hunter Mahan, $14,500 69-68-72-69„278 Tyrone Van Aswegen, $14,500 69-67-70-72„278 Anders Albertson, $11,200 69-67-74-69„279 Talor Gooch, $11,200 72-66-71-70„279 Max Homa, $11,200 69-73-67-70„279 Mark Anderson, $8,222 70-69-72-69„280 Aaron Baddeley, $8,222 70-73-70-67„280 Corey Conners, $8,222 68-69-72-71„280 Rob Oppenheim, $8,222 69-71-69-71„280 Roberto Daz, $8,222 70-69-69-72„280 Dan McCarthy, $8,222 73-69-67-71„280 Jonathan Byrd, $6,360 71-71-74-65„281 Cameron Champ, $6,360 69-71-70-71„281 Robert Garrigus, $6,360 69-72-71-69„281 Dylan Meyer, $6,360 67-71-69-74„281 Chase Seiffert, $6,360 68-72-72-69„281 Sam Burns, $4,656 68-67-74-73„282 Wyndham Clark, $4,656 70-72-71-69„282 Sebastin Muoz, $4,656 69-67-75-71„282 Andres Romero, $4,656 77-66-67-72„282 Conrad Shindler, $4,656 74-67-70-71„282 Sangmoon Bae, $4,656 68-70-68-76„282 Zac Blair, $4,656 73-69-72-68„282 Adam Schenk, $4,656 72-70-71-69„282 Julian Suri, $4,656 74-69-70-69„282 Fabin Gmez, $3,157 73-70-70-70„283 Taylor Moore, $3,157 67-74-69-73„283 Trevor Cone, $3,157 72-71-70-70„283 Ben Crane, $3,157 66-76-72-69„283 Carlos Ortiz, $3,157 70-72-73-68„283 Bhavik Patel, $3,157 72-71-73-67„283 Robby Shelton, $3,157 67-72-70-74„283 Joey Garber, $2,744 68-72-73-71„284 J.J. Henry, $2,744 68-70-74-72„284 Sungjae Im, $2,744 72-69-71-72„284 Sepp Straka, $2,744 69-71-73-71„284 Hank Lebioda, $2,744 70-73-71-70„284 Maverick McNealy, $2,744 69-72-74-69„284 Willy Wilcox, $2,744 68-71-75-70„284 Ricky Barnes, $2,600 68-73-69-75„285 Sebastian Cappelen, $2,600 69-69-70-77„285 Rhein Gibson, $2,600 71-70-74-70„285 Ben Silverman, $2,600 70-72-67-76„285 Ben Taylor, $2,600 69-72-74-70„285 Scott Langley, $2,530 70-73-71-72„286 Nate Lashley, $2,530 68-71-73-74„286 Michael Arnaud, $2,460 69-72-73-73„287 Eric Axley, $2,460 72-70-72-73„287 Kevin Dougherty, $2,460 76-67-71-73„287 Rico Hoey, $2,460 71-70-71-75„287 Ryan Yip, $2,460 68-75-75-69„287 Mark Hubbard, $2,390 71-72-72-73„288 Brett Stegmaier, $2,390 70-73-73-72„288 Bo Hoag, $2,350 68-71-74-77„290 Justin Hueber, $2,350 71-70-71-78„290 Scott Pinckney, $2,320 69-74-73-75„291 Blayne Barber, $2,300 68-73-78-73„292 AUTO RACING NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCKCHEVROLET SILVERADO 250Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Bowmanville, Ontario(Pole position in parentheses) 1. (8) Justin Haley, Chevrolet, 65. 2. (7) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevrolet, 65. 3. (17) Brett Mof“ tt, Toyota, 65. 4. (5) Timothy Peters, Chevrolet, 65. 5. (4) Matt Crafton, Ford, 65. 6. (6) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 65. 7. (16) Stewart Friesen, Chevrolet, 65. 8. (9) Austin Hill, Chevrolet, 65. 9. (2) Noah Gragson, Toyota, 65. 10. (10) Alex Tagliani, Chevrolet, 65. 11. (15) Todd Gilliland, Toyota, 65. 12. (13) DJ Kennington, Chevrolet, 65. 13. (14) Harrison Burton, Toyota, 65. 14. (1) Ben Rhodes, Ford, 65. 15. (12) Cody Coughlin, Chevrolet, 65. 16. (22) Jordan Anderson, Chevrolet, 65. 17. (11) Grant En“ nger, Ford, 65. 18. (20) Justin Fontaine, Chevrolet, 65. 19. (3) Myatt Snider, Ford, 65. 20. (25) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, 65. 21. (18) Austin Wayne Self, Chevrolet, 65. 22. (21) Bo LeMastus, Toyota, 64. 23. (27) Jason White, Chevrolet, 63. 24. (23) Wendell Chavous, Chevrolet, 63. 25. (31) Jesse Iwuji, Chevrolet, 63. 26. (30) Justin Kunz, Chevrolet, 62. 27. (24) Roger Reuse, Chevrolet, Vibration, 35. 28. (28) Ray Ciccarelli, Chevrolet, Vibration, 34. 29. (26) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevrolet, Oil Line, 32. 30. (19) Max Tullman, Chevrolet, Transmission, 29. 31. (32) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, Brakes, 7. 32. (29) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, Brakes, 2. Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 76.476 mph. Time of Race: 2:05:24. Margin of Victory: 2.223 Seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 18 laps. Lead Changes: 8 among 6 drivers. Lap Leaders: B. Rhodes 1-6; N. Gragson 7-22; T. Peters 23-24; N. Gragson 25-33; J. Haley 34; N. Gragson 35-44; J. Sauter 45-53; T. Gilliland 54-64; J. Haley 65;. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): N. Gragson 3 times for 35 laps; T. Gilliland 1 time for 11 laps; J. Sauter 1 time for 9 laps; B. Rhodes 1 time for 6 laps; J. Haley 2 times for 2 laps; T. Peters 1 time for 2 laps TENNIS ATP WORLD TOURWINSTON-SALEM OPEN (U.S. Open Series)Saturday at The Wake Forest Tennis Center, Winston-Salem, N.C. Purse: $778,070 (WT250); Surface: Hard-OutdoorMens Singles ChampionshipDaniil Medvedev, Russia, def. Steve Johnson (8), United States, 6-4, 6-4.WTA TOURNEW HAVEN OPEN AT YALE (U.S. Open Series)Saturday at The Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, New Haven, Conn. Purse: $799,000 (Premier). Surface: Hard-OutdoorWomens Singles ChampionshipAryna Sabalenka, Belarus, def. Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain, 6-1, 6-4.Womens Doubles ChampionshipAndrea Sestini Hlavackova and Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic, def. Hsieh Su-Wei, Taiwan, and Laura Siegemund, Germany, 6-4, 6-7 (7), 10-4. PRO BASKETBALL WNBA PLAYOFFSAll times EasternFIRST ROUND Aug. 21Phoenix 101, Dallas 83 Los Angeles 75, Minnesota 68SECOND ROUND Aug. 23Washington 96, Los Angeles 64 Phoenix 96, Connecticut 86SEMIFINALS (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) SEATTLE 1, PHOENIX 0Sunday: Seattle 91, Phoenix 87 Tuesday: Phoenix at Seattle, 10 p.m. Friday: Seattle at Phoenix, 10 p.m. x-Sunday, Sept. 2: Seattle at Phoenix, TBA x-Tuesday, Sept. 4: Phoenix at Seattle, TBAWASHINGTON 1, ATLANTA 0Sunday: Washington 87, Atlanta 84 Tuesday: Washington at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Friday: Atlanta at Washington, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, Sept. 2: Atlanta at Washington, TBA x-Tuesday, Sept. 4: Washington at Atlanta, TBA

PAGE 13 | Monday, August 27, 2018 B3By Bob FerranteThe Associated PressTALLAHASSEE „ Florida States coaching staff is bank-ing that a rigorous preseason camp will help them find some reliable young wide receivers.Though they are very aware of the cliche: There is no sub-stitute for game experience.The No. 19 Seminoles have just two players with more than 10 college receptions „ senior Nyqwan Murray and junior Keith Gavin. Murray and sophomore D.J. Matthews are the only receivers who have a touchdown catch at Florida State. Johnathan Vickers, a converted fullback, is now the most experienced tight end with nine recep-tions and a touchdown catch in three seasons.When first-year wide receiv-ers coach David Kelly answered a question about Gavin, he began to pivot, saying Gavin is one of the few that weve had that have ever played in a college football game.ŽThe Seminoles return just four receivers who have college experience, a number thats overshadowed by an influx of six true freshmen who have been on campus just a few months.Its a group that I thor-oughly enjoy coaching,Ž Kelly said. Those young men are trying to do everything that Ive asked them to do. Now we just have to see how we per-form on test day.ŽTest day is quickly approach-ing as the Seminoles prepare for the season opener against No. 20 Virginia Tech on Sept. 3. Florida State still has major questions in the passing game, not just who starts at quarter-back but also who will be on the receiving end.The likely answer at receiver is that coach Willie Taggart will play veterans and newcomers alike to see who fits best in the Seminoles new no-huddle offense.Murray has had an inconsistent college career, hauling in a pair of touchdown catches in Florida States Orange Bowl win over Michigan in Decem-ber 2016 but had one 100-yard game as a junior and four touchdowns in 12 games last fall. Kelly arrived this winter and said he heard all of these horror sto-ries about Nyqwan Murray and attitudeŽ but has instead seen a hard worker and a veteran who is respected by his peers.The 5-foot-11, 192-pound Murray is coming off knee surgery in March and has been limited at times in the preseason but feels motivated to finish his career on a positive note and have a 1,000-yard season.Most definitely,Ž Murray said, smiling. But were going to keep that under the rug.ŽFlorida State receivers have often been blanketed by defensive backs the past few years. While Rashad Greene had back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons in 2014-15, no player at Florida State has reached that milestone in the last three seasons.And for all of the programs recent success, including the 2013 national title, Florida State has had just three receivers selected in the NFL draft since 2010 „ a group that includes just Auden Tate (seventh round in 2018), Greene (fifth round in 2015) and Kelvin Benjamin (first round in 2014).That definitely motivates me,Ž Murray said. I feel like its really disrespectful. Nobody is paying attention to Florida State receivers. We have to get back to that.ŽFlorida State certainly can get back on track if redshirt freshman Tamorrion Terry continues to develop. The 6-4 Terry didnt play in his first year at Florida State but hauled in a 13-yard touchdown reception as part of a 129-yard performance in the spring game in April.FSU looks to rebuild inconsistent receiving corpsIn the bottom of the second inning, Hawaii had the bases loaded with no outs, but failed to score. So Oda took a more aggressive approach on the basepaths with two runners in scoring position in the third.Pinch-runner Zachary Won scored Hawaiis second run on a wild pitch from starter Kim Yeonghyeon. As catcher Kim Gi-jeong chased the ball, Oda sent Taylin Oana all the way home from second to give Hawaii its third run.In the stands, Hawaiis fans, waving tea leaves for luck, started to mix their signature Hon-o-lu-lu!Ž chants with U-S-A!ŽThe victory marks the first time a Hawaiian team has won the Little League World Series since 2008. It is now one of seven U.S. states with at least three LLWS titles. All of Hawaiis championships have come in the past 13 years.Seoul, South Korea, has played in the three of the last six LLWS title games, but won only once „ in 2014. It lost in 2016 to Maine-Endwell, New York.It was equally the same thing, from 2016 to 2018,Ž South Korea manager Su Ji-hee, who was also a member of the coaching staff of the 2016 team, said through a translator. After the game, the kids were crying, they feel sorry for themselves.ŽAt the conclusion of a six-pitch final inning, Hawaiis players tossed their gloves and hats as high as they could, and sprinted to the mound to form another celebratory huddle.It felt really great because barely any Hawaii teams get to be in this moment and feel what it feels like meeting other people from around the world, to playing base-ball against them too,Ž Kong said.After finally achieving what his team set out to accomplish at the beginning of the summer, Oda cant wait to return home to his family.As for the kids? They want to see their families, too, but they have other plans.I want to go to the beach,Ž Holt said. LEAGUEFrom Page B1He moves to No. 12 in the world.To be able to hold the lead and keep the lead for the whole time... was great,Ž DeChambeau said. If I can keep playing the way I am, I think I can do great things.ŽHe didnt need to be great at Ridgewood Country Club.DeChambeau, who stayed on the practice range until it was dark Saturday night, came out firing with two straight birdies to stretch the lead to six shots. His only mistakes were a pair of three-putt bogeys on the front nine, the second one at No. 9 that reduced his lead to two shots over Aaron Wise. But not for long.Wises threat ended with a bogey on No. 16, about the time DeChambeau got upand-down from just short of the reachable par-4 12th for birdie. No one got any closer the rest of the way.Finau also made a strong statement about a captains pick. Furyk invited Finau to join a small group of Americans who played Le Golf Nacional the weekend before the British Open. He was playing with Furyk at the PGA Championship when Finau tied a tournament record with 10 birdies in the second round.And while he stared five shots back on a course where the greens were as firm as they have been all week, Finau closed with a 68 to finish alone in second. Finau cracked the top 20 in the world for the first time in his career. If Im in the conversation, this doesnt hurt my chances, I dont believe,Ž Finau said. I had a solid week all around. My game feels good and I feel confident. Whatever his deci-sion is, Ill be ready to play.ŽBilly Horschel (68) and Cam-eron Smith (69) tied for third.Ryan Palmer also felt like a winner. He came into the FedEx Cup playoffs at No. 100 „ the top 100 advance to the second stage next week at the TPC Boston „ and Palmer delivered a 65 on Sunday high-lighted by a wedge he holed for eagle on the par-5 third hole. He tied for fifth, along with Wise (67) and Adam Scott (69), and moved all the way to No. 50, all but assuring a spot in the third playoff event outside Philadelphia.Dustin Johnsons only con-solation was four birdies over the final four holes for a 68 that enabled him to stay No. 1 in the world over U.S. Open and PGA champion Brooks Koepka by a narrow margin.Tiger Woods, coming off a runner-up finish at the PGA Championship, never got anything going. He closed with a 70 and tied for 40th, 14 shots out of the lead.Im sure you guys are used to seeing me win five times a year or more,Ž Woods said. Its not that easy to win out here. What youre seeing is that Im close, and just one shot here, one shot there per day, flips momentum.ŽNick Watney was among six players who moved from outside the top 100 to advance to the Dell Technologies Championship, which starts Friday. The others were Scott Stallings, Jhonattan Vegas, Bronson Burgoon, Brian Stuard and Danny Lee.DeChambeau now has three victories in the 13 months, and he has spent plenty of practice rounds with Woods.Hes very fiery,Ž Woods said. We all know hes extremely intelligent, but his heart, he gives it everything he has and is always trying to get better. Hes a tough kid. Hes been through a lot in his life, and hes worked hard to get to where hes at.Ž OPENERFrom Page B1 Anybody can do really well when things are going good. Its how you respond when you get hit in the mouth. How you respond when things get tough. To me, thats life,Ž said Taggart, who previously led Western Kentucky, South Florida and Oregon. We were one of the most talented foot-ball teams last season, but talent wasnt the issue. We werent a football team that handled adversity well, and we had a lot of adversity last year. We didnt respond well to it until the end of the season.ŽLast season the Seminoles were ranked third in The Associated Press preseason poll but lost starting quarterback Deondre Francois to a knee injury in the opener against Alabama. Florida State needed to go on a four-game winning streak to go 7-6 and avoid its first losing season since 1976.Since winning 33 of 34 games between 2013 and 15, including a national championship, the Seminoles are 21-12, includ-ing 10-10 in the ACC.Taggarts biggest decision of the preseason will be who will start at quarterback on Sept. 3 against Virginia Tech. James Blackman started 12 games last season following Francois injury. Blackman threw for 2,230 yards, 19 touchdowns and 11 intercep-tions as he was the programs first true freshman to start at quarterback since 1985.Francois has 14 career starts and is 10-4 during that span. In 2016 he threw for the fifth-most yards in school history (3,350) as he was named the Atlantic Coast Conferences rookie of the year.They know what its going to take. They know they got to separate themselves and again, like I told you guys before, Im looking forward to seeing who separate them-selves,Ž Taggart said.Some other things to know about Florida States upcom-ing season:AKERS ENCORE: Cam Akers had four 100-yard games last season and set the programs freshman rushing record with 1,025 yards. The expectation going into the season is that Akers could have another big season, especially with Taggart installing a more up-tempo offense. Oregon was eighth in rushing in the Football Bowl Subdivision last season, aver-aging 268 yards per game. The Ducks rushed for 40 touchdowns last season, including 15 by Royce Freeman.WHO WILL CATCH THE BALL? Nyqwan Murray led FSU in receptions (40) and receiving yards (604) last season but he is still working his way back from a knee injury that he suffered during the spring. Junior Keith Gavin was third in receptions with 27 last season but has yet to score a touchdown in his collegiate career. Sophomore D.J. Mat-thews and redshirt freshman Tamorrion Terry performed well during the spring while true freshman TreShaun Harrison is making a bid for playing time.DEFENSE REBUILDING: After four seasons running a 3-4 alignment, new defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett has returned the Seminoles to a 4-3. He inherits a unit that returns only four starters, but with talent on the defensive line with Brian Burns and a secondary led by cornerback Levonta Taylor. The biggest question is linebacker, which doesnt return any starters.KEY GAMES: FSUs Oct. 6 game at Miami will cap a stretch of three road games in four weeks. The Semi-noles will be looking to break a three-game losing streak when they host Clemson on Oct. 27 before making their first trip to Notre Dame since 2003 on Nov. 10.SEASON OPENER: The Taggart Era faces a difficult test right from the start when the Seminoles host Virginia Tech on Sept. 3. Difficult openers are becoming routine for Florida State as this will be the fourth time in five years the first game is against a ranked opponent. FSUFrom Page B1Willie Taggart gestures as he is introduced as Florida States new football coach during a news conference on Dec. 6, 2017, in Tallahassee [AP PHOTO/MARK WALLHEISER, FILE] Here is what else to know before play starts on the blue hard courts of the years last Grand Slam tournament: Dont call it a comebackSix-time champion Williams returns to the U.S. Open on Monday night in Arthur Ashe Stadium against 68th-ranked Magda Linette of Poland. Wil-liams missed the tournament a year ago because she gave birth on Sept. 1. I feel like everything is just different, in terms of: Im living a different life. Im playing the U.S. Open as a mom,Ž Wil-liams said. Its just new and its fresh.Ž She is coming off a runner-up finish at Wimbledon but has lost three of her past four matches. Williams could face her older sister, Venus, in the third round. Big 4 reunionFor the first time since Wimbledon in June 2017, a tournament will have the entire Big Four in the field: five-time U.S. Open champion Roger Federer defending champ Rafael Nadal two-time winner Novak Djokovic and 2012 champion Andy Murray. They have won 49 of the past 54 Slam titles and the last three Olympic singles golds and have been ranked No. 1 every week for the last 14 years. Djokovic „ who could face Federer in the quarterfinals „ and Murray sat out the U.S. Open last year because of injuries. Also back is 2016 champion Stan Wawrinka, who couldnt defend his title because of a bad knee. Whose turn is it?Its been a question asked for years, yet it still remains without an answer: Which youngster will assert himself and break up the dominance at the top of mens tennis? Alexander Zverev, a 21-year-old German who recently began working with Ivan Lendl, hopes hell be the one, but there is a crop of up-and-comers worth watching. A second roofFor so many years, and through so much rain, the U.S. Open operated without any possibility of playing despite bad weather, resulting in a series of Monday mens finals pushed back from Sunday. Now there are two retractable roofs: the one added to Arthur Ashe Stadium thats been in use for the past two years, and the one at the rebuilt 14,069-seat Armstrong arena, which will host night sessions, too. Its the culmination of a five-year, $600 million project that remade the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Serve clocksServe clocks make their debut in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, allowing everyone to see the countdown on courtside dig-ital readouts as players get 25 seconds to start a point. Clocks also will time the 7-minute pre-match period, from the players walk-on through the coin toss and the warmup. Also new at the 2018 U.S. Open: electronic line-calling on every court. TENNISFrom Page B1


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LOB„St.Louis6,Colorado4.2B„Carpenter 4(38),Martinez(24),Bader(15),LeMahieu (26),Gonzalez(26),Desmond(16).HR„ ONeill(6),offAnderson.RBIs„Carpenter 2(71),Molina(57),Martinez(73),ONeill 2(15),Gyorko(43),Bader2(27),Munoz (32),Gomber2(2),Story(85),Parra(48). S F„Bader.S„Gomber. Runnersleftinscoringposition„St.Louis 4(Molina2,ONeill,Munoz)Colorado2 (Bettis,Wolters).RISP„St.Louis8for16 Colorado1for7. Runnersmovedup„Parra.GIDP„Martinez, LeMahieu,Iannetta. DP„St.Louis2(DeJong,Munoz,Carpenter), (DeJong,Munoz,Carpenter)Colorado1 (Story,LeMahieu,Desmond). S T.LOUISIPHRERBBSONPERA Gomber,W,4-065 211687 2.79 Ross22111029 4.18 Leone10 00004 3.86 COLORADOIPHRERBBSONPERA A ndrsn,L,6-7.27 661136 4.79 Bettis3.14 400267 5.20 Rusin23 221031 6.85 S haw22000121 6.16 McGee10 000110 5.84 Inheritedrunners-scored„Bettis2-0. WP„Rusin.INDIANS12,ROYALS5CLEVELANDABRHBIBBSOAVG Lindorss612201.286 Brantleylf502010.301 Ramirez3b500002.290 Encarnaciondh421212.231 A lonso1b511001.248 Diaz1b000000.333 Cabrerarf242130.280 Kipnis2b534400.223 Gonzalez2b000000.284 R.Perezc210020.154 G.Allencf501200.254 T OTALS3912131176 KANSASCITYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Merri“eld2b522100.307 Gordonrf411001.239 S .Perezdh411102.233 Duda1b412301.242 Dozier3b400001.214 OHearnlf300012.242 Escobarss402000.214 Phillipscf401003.185 Buterac400000.179 T OTALS36595110 CLEVELAND000502122„12131 KANSASCITY100102010„591 E„Ramirez(8),Duda(3).LOB„Cleveland8, KansasCity5.2B„Alonso(18),Kipnis(22), G.Allen(6),Merri“eld(35),Gordon(16), Escobar(19).HR„Encarnacion(28),off NewberryKipnis(12),offMaurerMerri“eld (10),offBieberS.Perez(23),offBieber Duda(13),offBieber.RBIs„Lindor2(78), Encarnacion2(87),Cabrera(27),Kipnis4 (53),G.Allen2(13),Merri“eld(47),S.Perez (65),Duda3(48).SB„Kipnis(6).S„R. Perez. LIDP„Ramirez.GIDP„Butera. DP„Cleveland1(Lindor,Kipnis,Alonso) KansasCity1(Duda). CLEVELANDIPHRERBBSONPERA Bieber,W,8-25.16 440784 4.52 O.Perez,H,101.10000215 1.17 Cimber.10 00004 3.65 Miller12 110021 3.38 C.Allen11 001126 4.42 KANSASCITYIPHRERBBSONPERA Lopez,L,0-445 553479 4.86 S mith2.25 332254 6.53 McCarthy.10 00003 3.47 Newberry12 221017 3.86 Maurer11 221024 8.64 Inheri tedrunners-scored„McCarthy2-0. WP„Lopez. A THLETICS6,TWINS2OAKLANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Martinilf411001.275 a-Pinderph-lf100000.253 Chapman3b533200.282 Lowrie2b513300.276 Davisdh501003.255 Olson1b401001.239 Piscottyrf413101.260 S emienss400000.261 Laureanocf400000.280 Phegleyc401000.221 T OTALS40613606 MINNESOTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Mauerdh501000.275 Forsythe2b400001.246 Polancoss302000.276 1-Adrianzapr-ss100000.249 S ano3b401000.212 Keplercf300010.229 A ustin1b422200.252 Caverf100030.263 Garverc401001.260 Grossmanlf400001.252 T OTALS3327243 OAKLAND100021200„6130 MINNESOTA000101000„271 a-groundedoutforMartiniinthe8th. 1-ranforPolancointhe5th. E„Polanco(7).LOB„Oakland7,Minnesota 9 .2B„Lowrie(33),Phegley(7),Garver(15). HR„Chapman(19),offBerriosPiscotty(18), offMagillChapman(20),offMagillLowrie (21),offMagillAustin(13),offBassitt A ustin(14),offPetit.RBIs„Chapman2(50), Lowrie3(82),Piscotty(58),Austin2(32). S B„Laureano(3). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Oakland 3 (Martini2,Phegley)Minnesota5(Sano, Garver2 Grossman2 ) .RISP„Oakland1for 4Minnesota0for5. Runnersmovedup„Austin.GIDP„Garver. DP„Oakland1(Semien,Lowrie,Olson). OAKLANDIPHRERBBSONPER A Bassitt4.24 113384 3.19 Kelley.10 00004 2.77 Petit,H,1312 110020 3.38 Buchter,W,3-010 000010 3.07 Rodney11 001020 2.61 Treinen10 00009 0.97 MINNESOTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Berrios,L,11-958 330494 3.74 Magill14 330024 4.05 Rogers1.21 000115 3.31 Hildenberger1.10 000114 4.45 Magillpitchedto2battersinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Kelley2-0. HBP„Bassitt(Forsythe).PB„Phegley(3), Garver(7).BREWERS7,PIRATES4PITTSBURGHABRHBIBBSOAVG. Martecf311001.275 Frazier2b-lf412200.282 Polancorf411100.248 Cervelli1b401001.261 Dickersonlf400001.298 Rodriguezp000000.000 Diazc401000.286 Moran3b411001.274 Hechavarriass401100.257 Archerp100000.000 a-Harrisonph100000.257 Kinghamp000000.100 b-Rodriguezph100001.167 Crickp000000--Newman2b000000.200 TOTALS3448405 MILWAUKEEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Caincf411000.307 Yelichrf300013.309 Aguilar1b300103.276 Shaw2b-3b311000.246 Braunlf411100.259 Moustakas3b312201.251 Haderp000000.500 c-Thamesph000000.224 Soriap000000--d-Perezph-2b100000.257 Schoopss-2b422100.238 Jeffressp000000--Pinac311210.251 Andersonp200001.100 Arciass000000.216 T OTALS3078728 PITTSBURGH000013000„482 MILWAUKEE00600100X„782 a-poppedoutforArcherinthe5th.b-struck outforKinghaminthe7th.c-walkedfor Haderinthe7th.d-”iedoutforSoriain the8th. E„Cervelli(4),Dickerson(1),Schoop(14), Arcia(12).LOB„Pittsburgh4,Milwaukee 4.2B„Marte(23),Hechavarria(11), Shaw(22),Moustakas(28).3B„Cain(2). HR„Frazier(7),offAndersonPolanco (21),offAndersonMoustakas(24),off ArcherPina(7),offArcherSchoop(19),off Kingham.RBIs„Frazier2(25),Polanco(73), Hechavarria(29),Aguilar(91),Braun(49), Moustakas2(78),Schoop(45),Pina2(22). SB„Pina(2).CS„Marte(11),Braun(4). SF„Aguilar.S„Arcia. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Pittsburgh 3(Cervelli,Dickerson,Harrison)Milwaukee 3(Yelich,Anderson2).RISP„Pittsburgh1 for5Milwaukee2for7. LIDP„Hechavarria. DP„Milwaukee1(Arcia,Aguilar). PITTSBURGHIPHRERBBSONPERA Archer,L,4-747 662578 4.72 Kingham21 110228 5.00 Crick10 000115 2.36 Rodriguez10 000011 2.89 MILWAUKEEIPHRERBBSONPERA Anderson,W,9-757 440387 4.04 Hader,H,1920 000221 1.52 Soria,H,710 000016 2.33 Jeffress,S,7-1211 000011 1.43 Andersonpitchedto4battersinthe6th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Hader1-0. HBP„Anderson(Marte),Crick(Shaw). WP„Archer.CUBS9,REDS0CINCINNATIABRHBIBBSOAVG Hamiltoncf400000.234 Perazass400000.288 Gennett2b200012.308 Reedp000000.000 c-Dixonph100000.191 Suarez3b300000.293 Scheblerrf300000.274 Ervinlf300001.293 Barnhart1b302000.245 Casalic300001.322 Baileyp100000.125 a-Williamsph100001.284 Lorenzenp000000.238 Stephensonp000000.000 Herrera2b101000.189 TOTALS2903015 CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Murphy2b412011.310 Baezss501001.296 Rizzo1b432001.272 Caratini1b100001.250 Contrerasc400101.264 Heywardrf434200.278 Happrf000000.238 Bote3b412301.284 Schwarberlf411200.239 Hendricksp300001.059 b-LaStellaph100000.273 Rosariop0000001.000 Almoracf401001.299 TOTALS38913818 CINCINNATI000000000„031 CHICAGO30201030X„9130 a-struckoutforBaileyinthe6th.b-groundedoutforHendricksinthe7th.c-grounded outforReedinthe9th. E„Peraza(18).LOB„Cincinnati3,Chicago 6.2B„Herrera(2),Murphy(10),Rizzo2 (22).3B„Heyward(4).HR„Bote(6),off BaileySchwarber(24),offStephenson. RBIs„Contreras(43),Heyward2(52),Bote 3(24),Schwarber2(54). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Cincinnati 1(Dixon)Chicago2(Baez2).RISP„ Cincinnati0for3Chicago5for12. Runnersmovedup„Contreras. GIDP„Casali. DP„Chicago1(Bote,Murphy,Rizzo). CINCINNATIIPHRERBBSONPERA Bailey,L,1-1258 630283 6.17 Lorenzen11001223 2.98 Stephenson13 330120 9.26 Reed11000319 3.68 CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Hndrcks,W,10-1072 001598 3.86 Rosario21 000017 2.65WHITESOX7,TIGERS2CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG Sanchez3b310010.245 Andersonss412100.247 Garciarf412211.235 Palkadh411211.239 Davidson1b500002.228 Narvaezc412111.284 Moncada2b401102.221 Delmonicolf401001.229 Engelcf422001.234 TOTALS36711749 DETROITABRHBIBBSOAVG. Candelario3b501002.228 Goodrum2b502001.229 Castellanosrf312011.294 Martinezdh502100.250 Adduci1b402000.282 a-Iglesiasph100001.270 McCannc400001.220 Mahtooklf302000.210 Rodriguezss411100.211 Reyescf400000.216 TOTALS38212216 CHICAGO004001200„7110 DETROIT000001001„2121 a-struckoutforAdduciinthe9th. E„Mahtook(2).LOB„Chicago8,Detroit12. 2B„Anderson(22),Narvaez(13),Engel(17), Candelario(25),Castellanos(36),Martinez (18).3B„Moncada(6).HR„Palka(19),off ZimmermannRodriguez(2),offSantiago. RBIs„Anderson(56),Garcia2(33),Palka2 (53),Narvaez(24),Moncada(51),Martinez (43),Rodriguez(11).SB„Engel(14). SF„Anderson. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Chicago4 (Narvaez,Moncada2,Delmonico)Detroit6 (Martinez,Rodriguez3,Iglesias2).RISP„ Chicago2for9Detroit4for12. LIDP„Sanchez.GIDP„Rodriguez. DP„Chicago1(Anderson,Moncada, Davidson)Detroit1(Zimmermann, Rodriguez). CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPER A Kopech,W,1-0671104861.12 Cedeno1.120001223.00 Gomez.20000094.50 Santiago.131110164.81 Fry,S,3-4.20000183.92 DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Zmrmnn,L,6-668 550576 4.38 Farmer.11 222016 4.63 Smoker1.20 002228 8.59 Greene12 000223 4.05 Inheritedrunners-scored„Fry3-0,Smoker 2-1.HBP„Kopech2(Castellanos,Mahtook), Zimmermann(Sanchez).NATIONALS15,METS0WASHINGTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Eatonrf624200.304 Turnerss422011.269 Millerp100000.000 Herrerap000000--Gloverp000000--Rendon3b523000.295 Zimmerman1b401012.255 Sotolf421211.290 Taylorcf300003.231 c-Harperph-cf222300.249 Difo2b-ss522300.240 Kieboomc410111.193 Rodriguezp200002.167 a-Stevensonph100000.250 Hollandp000000--d-Reynoldsph-2b121400.260 TOTALS42151615410 NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Rosarioss400001.242 McNeil2b201010.340 Reyes2b100000.201 Confortolf300012.233 Frazier3b300012.232 Bruce1b401000.215 Jacksoncf401001.273 Bautistarf400001.199 Nidoc400000.146 Matzp100010.081 b-Floresph000010.275 Sewaldp000000.000 Bashlorp000000.000 Oswaltp000000.000 TOTALS3003057 WASHINGTON000001086„15160 NEWYORK000000000„030 a-groundedoutforRodriguezinthe7th. b-walkedforMatzinthe7th.c-doubledfor Taylorinthe8th.d-hitbypitchforHolland inthe8th. LOB„Washington5,NewYork8.2B„Turner (19),Zimmerman(12),Harper(26).HR„ Difo(5),offBashlorEaton(5),offBashlor Reynolds(12),offOswalt.RBIs„Eaton2 (25),Soto2(47),Difo3(33),Kieboom(6), Harper3(84),Reynolds4(34).SB„Eaton (6). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Washington 3(Soto,Taylor,Difo)NewYork3(Frazier, Jackson,Nido).RISP„Washington7for15 NewYork0for3. Runnersmovedup„Soto,Bruce,Bautista. GIDP„Miller. DP„NewYork1(Bruce,Rosario,Oswalt). WASHINGTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Rdrigz,W,2-162 004397 4.54 Holland,H,310 001218 6.09 Miller10 000219 3.80 Herrera.21 00009 2.44 Glover.1000002 6.75 N EWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA Matz,L,5-1175 111797 4.36 Sewald.13552124 5.54 Bashlor.22 330224 4.94 Oswalt16661030 5.84 Inheritedrunners-scored„Glover1-0, Bashlor1-1.HBP„Bashlor(Reynolds). WP„Rodriguez.BRAVES4,MARLINS0ATLANTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Acunalf502000.290 Inciartecf302110.252 Freeman1b500001.313 Markakisrf311020.312 Camargo3b501001.266 Culberson2b411001.288 Brachp000000--d-Duvallph100001.198 Minterp000000--Flowersc412101.225 Swansonss200011.244 Gausmanp200001.071 a-Ruizph000010--Biddlep000000.500 Winklerp000000.000 b-Albiesph-2b010010.272 TOTALS3449267 MIAMIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Ortegarf400000.262 Anderson3b400003.276 Dietrich1b401000.270 Castro2b400002.282 Riddless300000.225 Deanlf300001.211 Holadayc200012.198 Sierracf200001.161 Guerrap000000--Rucinskip000000.000 c-Rojasph100000.256 Gravesp000000.000 Lopezp101000.188 Gallowaycf100010.290 TOTALS2902029 ATLANTA000001030„490 MIAMI000000000„021 a-walkedforGausmaninthe6th.b-walked forWinklerinthe8th.c-groundedoutfor Rucinskiinthe8th.d-struckoutforBrach inthe9th. E„Dietrich(3).LOB„Atlanta12,Miami4. 2B„Inciarte(21),Camargo(23).RBIs„ Inciarte(51),Flowers(20).SB„Acuna(11). SF„Inciarte.S„Swanson. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Atlanta7 (Acuna2,Freeman2,Culberson2,Flowers) Miami1(Castro).RISP„Atlanta1for11 Miami0for1. Runnersmovedup„Camargo. GIDP„Freeman. DP„Miami1(Lopez,Riddle,Dietrich). ATLANTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Gausmn,W,9-9510015803.87 Biddle,H,8100011202.44 Winkler,H,20100000102.53 Brach100001143.86 Minter110002183.18 MIAMIIPHRERBBSONPERA Lopez,L,2-45.26 1154101 4.14 Guerra1.11 000122 4.81 Rucinski11 301131 3.12 Graves11 000114 5.06 Inheritedrunners-scored„Guerra3-0.HBP„ Rucinski(Flowers).PHILLIES8,BLUEJAYS3PHILADELPHIAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hernandez2b410021.259 Hoskinslf322120.254 Santana1b411200.221 Ramosc514301.311 Williamsrf502000.263 Cabreradh512001.265 Franco3b411211.276 Herreracf401010.268 Kingeryss411010.229 TOTALS38814874 TORONTOABRHBIBBSOAVG. McKinneylf312010.370 GurrielJr.2b300012.307 Morales1b311211.264 Pillarcf400001.252 Grichukrf312111.232 Martin3b401000.199 Jansenc400001.333 Hernandezdh400004.237 Diazss401001.258 TOTALS32373411 PHILADELPHIA212000030„8140 TORONTO002000010„370 LOB„Philadelphia11,Toronto6.2B„Ramos (19),Williams(10),Cabrera(31),McKinney 2(2).HR„Hoskins(26),offEstradaSantana (19),offEstradaFranco(22),offEstrada Ramos(15),offClippardMorales(21),off VelasquezGrichuk(18),offHunter.RBIs„ Hoskins(81),Santana2(73),Ramos3(61), Franco2(66),Morales2(53),Grichuk(45). SF„Santana. Runnersleftinscoringposition„ Philadelphia7(Santana,Williams3,Franco, Herrera2)Toronto2(GurrielJr.,Morales). RISP„Philadelphia2for10Toronto1for5. Runnersmovedup„Santana,GurrielJr.. GIDP„Hernandez,Franco,Pillar. DP„Philadelphia1(Franco,Hernandez, Santana)Toronto2(GurrielJr.,Diaz, Morales),(Diaz,Morales). PHILADELPHIAIPHRERBBSONPERA Velasqz,W,9-953 223684 4.05 Garcia,H,1312 000013 3.93 Neris,H,111 000313 5.65 Hunter11 111017 3.83 Dominguez10 000215 3.15 TORONTOIPHRERBBSONPERA Estrada,L,7-1027 554271 5.18 Shafer30 001137 0.00 Mayza11001017 5.09 Petricka12 000018 4.25 Clippard.12 331020 3.94 Biagini1.22 000123 5.74 Estradapitchedto3battersinthe3rd. Inheritedrunners-scored„Shafer1-0. WP„Biagini.RAYS9,REDSOX1BOSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Bettsrf201101.336 Swihartrf100000.222 Nunez3b401001.260 Bogaertsss400002.283 Pearcedh300010.291 Moreland1b300000.255 Kinsler2b300001.239 Holtlf300002.262 Leonc210010.200 BradleyJr.cf301002.224 TOTALS2813129 TAMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Wendle2b512002.292 Duffy3b423201.300 Choidh412112.268 Phamlf512102.245 Bauers1b210110.207 Kiermaiercf301211.200 Adamesss400002.251 Lowerf321010.205 Perezc411202.282 TOTALS349129412 BOSTON000001000„131 TAMPABAY20310120X„9120 E„Moreland(2).LOB„Boston3,TampaBay 7.2B„BradleyJr.(25),Wendle(19),Duffy (18),Perez(5).3B„Kiermaier(6).RBIs„ Betts(65),Duffy2(35),Choi(17),Pham (45),Bauers(35),Kiermaier2(21),Perez 2(10).SB„Betts(26),Lowe(2).SF„Betts, Duffy,Bauers. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Boston3 (Bogaerts,Pearce2)TampaBay4(Wendle, Choi,Pham,Adames).RISP„Boston0for6 TampaBay6for13. Runnersmovedup„Nunez. BOSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Eovaldi,L,5-648 650589 4.15 Kelly11 001020 3.93 Hembree12 111233 3.98 Barnes11 222226 2.89 Kimbrel10 000314 2.42 TAMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA Snell,W,16-562 112889 2.05 Castillo10 00008 3.23 Kittredge21 000121 7.42 WP„Eovaldi.GIANTS3,RANGERS1TEXASABRHBIBBSOAVG. Odor2b310010.272 Andrusss401102.266 Beltre3b300010.275 Mazararf301000.266 Profar1b400001.252 Gallolf401001.212 Kiner-Falefac301001.266 c-Chooph101000.283 Toccicf100010.200 d-Guzmanph100001.233 Gallardop100000.000 Claudiop000000--a-Chirinosph100001.218 Martinp000000--Gearrinp000000--e-Robinsonph100001.179 TOTALS3015138 SANFRANCISCOABRHBIBBSOAVG. McCutchenrf200021.254 Panik2b400001.246 Longoria3b411001.247 Belt1b301000.268 Crawfordss300000.262 Pencelf311001.226 Hundleyc210011.239 Duggarcf301201.259 Hollandp200000.065 Watsonp000000--b-Hernandezph100000.246 Morontap000000.000 Melanconp000000--TOTALS2734236 TEXAS001000000„150 SANFRANCISCO10020000X„340 a-struckoutforClaudiointhe7th.b-lined outforWatsoninthe7th.c-singledfor Kiner-Falefainthe9th.d-struckoutfor Tocciinthe9th.e-struckoutforGearrin inthe9th. LOB„Texas8,SanFrancisco3.2B„Andrus (17),Mazara(18).3B„Longoria(3),Duggar (1).RBIs„Andrus(27),Duggar2(15).S„ Tocci,Gallardo. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Texas5 (Odor3,Beltre,Profar)SanFrancisco1 (Holland).RISP„Texas0for5SanFrancisco 1for2. GIDP„Panik. DP„Texas1(Andrus,Odor,Profar). TEXASIPHRERBBSONPERA Gallardo,L,7-354 333379 6.01 Claudio10 00008 4.75 Martin10 000113 4.59 Gearrin10 000213 3.55 SANFRANCISCOIPHRERBBSONPERA Holland,W,7-86.13 113496 3.65 Watson,H,27.20 00018 2.73 Moronta,H,1211 000117 2.15 Melancon,S,3-711 000217 2.83 Inheritedrunners-scored„Watson2-0. HBP„Holland(Mazara).PB„Kiner-Falefa (1).DIAMONDBACKS5,MARINERS2SEATTLEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hanigercf512000.281 Cano1b500001.282 Segurass400000.314 Spanlf401000.281 Seager3b401101.221 Gamelrf411001.292 Herrmannc201021.242 Gordon2b401000.271 Leakep200002.000 a-Healyph100000.243 Eliasp000000--c-Cruzph000010.267 1-Rominepr000000.204 TOTALS3527136 ARIZONAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Jayrf411000.278 Pollockcf300102.278 Peraltalf411101.304 Goldschmidt1b411301.294 Escobar3b301001.277 Descalso2b300001.253 Ahmedss000000.245 Martess-2b301000.248 Mathisc312000.227 Greinkep211000.245 Cha“np000000--b-SouzaJr.ph100000.241 Bradleyp000000--Hiranop000000.000 Boxbergerp000000--TOTALS3058506 SEATTLE100000001„270 ARIZONA00500000X„582 a-”iedoutforLeakeinthe7th.b-”iedout forCha“ninthe7th.c-walkedforEliasin the9th. 1-ranforCruzinthe9th. E„Peralta(2),Marte(6).LOB„Seattle9, Arizona2.2B„Haniger(28),Escobar(44). HR„Goldschmidt(30),offLeake.RBIs„ Seager(71),Pollock(54),Peralta(71), Goldschmidt3(76).SF„Pollock. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Seattle4 (Haniger,Cano,Segura,Gamel)Arizona1 (Descalso).RISP„Seattle1for10Arizona3 for4. Runnersmovedup„Gordon,Cano.GIDP„ Cano,Greinke. DP„Seattle1(Seager,Gordon,Cano) Arizona1(Ahmed,Marte,Goldschmidt). SEATTLEIPHRERBBSONPERA Leake,L,8-867550684 4.03 Elias21 000031 3.82 ARIZONAIPHRERBBSONPERA Greinke,W,13-86.25 1026108 2.93 Cha“n,H,14.10 00005 2.11 Bradley10 00008 3.21 Hirano02100014 2.13 Boxbrgr,S,29-3510 001013 3.55 Hiranopitchedto3battersinthe9th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Cha“n2-0, Boxberger2-0.WP„Hirano.ASTROS3,ANGELS1HOUSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Bregman3b311010.283 Altuve2b401000.330 Correass401202.252 Gonzalezlf401102.249 Gurriel1b401000.283 Reddickrf401001.247 Gattisdh411001.233 Stassic210012.231 a-Springerph100001.249 Maldonadoc000000.224 Kempcf300001.279 TOTALS33373210 LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. Calhounrf401101.222 Fletcher2b401000.271 Troutcf400003.311 Pujolsdh301010.248 Simmonsss400001.293 Riverac300001.256 b-Arciaph000000.304 Marte1b210010.211 c-Ohtaniph100001.273 Ward3b201011.216 YoungJr.lf300001.221 TOTALS3014139 HOUSTON003000000„370 LOSANGELES000010000„140 a-struckoutforStassiinthe9th.b-hitby pitchforRiverainthe9th.c-struckoutfor Marteinthe9th. LOB„Houston5,LosAngeles6.RBIs„ Correa2(58),Gonzalez(57),Calhoun(51). CS„Altuve(3). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Houston 2(Correa,Gurriel)LosAngeles2(Fletcher, Marte).GIDP„Simmons,YoungJr.. DP„Houston2(Stassi,Correa,Gurriel), (Bregman,Altuve,Gurriel). HOUSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Valdez,W,2-052 113377 0.96 Peacock,H,921 000321 2.98 Rondon,H,511 000217 2.22 Osuna,S,11-1210 000117 2.59 LOSANGELESIPHRERBBSONPERA Pena,L,1-465332597 4.52 Bedrosian10 00016 3.38 Parker11000219 3.14 Robles11 000219 4.23 HBP„Osuna(Arcia).WP„Valdez3.DODGERS7,PADRES3SANDIEGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Galvisss502002.242 Myers3b512001.264 Renfroelf513201.253 Hosmer1b501003.252 Reyesrf211111.239 Matonp000000--Stockp000000--c-Asuajeph100001.196 Diazp000000--e-Pirelaph100000.249 Hedgesc501000.237 Spangenberg2b401001.240 Margotcf402001.248 Erlinp201001.250 Jankowskirf201000.260 TOTALS413153112 LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. Dozier2b410010.228 Turner3b513500.308 Machadoss511200.301 Kemplf402001.284 Bellinger1b000000.259 Hernandez1b-cf403000.228 Taylorcf-lf300011.247 Puigrf400003.264 Barnesc200002.198 a-Grandalph-c110011.243 Ryup212000.250 Baezp000000.000 b-Pedersonph010010.242 Florop000000.000 d-Muncyph010010.259 Garciap000000--TOTALS34711758 SANDIEGO011000001„3152 LOSANGELES00004201X„7110 a-walkedforBarnesinthe6th.b-walkedfor Baezinthe6th.c-struckoutforStockinthe 7th.d-walkedforFlorointhe8th.e-linedout forDiazinthe9th. E„Myers(2),Hedges(9).LOB„SanDiego 12,LosAngeles8.2B„Myers(14),Turner2 (18),Kemp(21),Hernandez(13).3B„Myers (2).HR„Reyes(11),offRyuRenfroe(16), offGarciaMachado(31),offErlin.RBIs„ Renfroe2(48),Reyes(15),Turner5(39), Machado2(82).SB„Jankowski(21). Runnersleftinscoringposition„SanDiego 6(Myers3,Hosmer,Hedges2)LosAngeles 5(Machado,Puig3,Barnes).RISP„San Diego1for8LosAngeles3for12. GIDP„Machado,Taylor. DP„SanDiego2(Galvis,Spangenberg, Hosmer),(Galvis,Spangenberg,Hosmer). SANDIEGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Erlin,L,3-44.28 441394 3.69 Maton.10 223123 4.20 Stock11 000014 2.49 Diaz22 111444 5.79 LOSANGELESIPHRERBBSONPERA Ryu,W,4-15.211 221886 2.38 Baez,H,5.10 00001 3.50 Floro23 000435 2.37 Garcia1111007 5.57 Matonpitchedto2battersinthe6th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Maton2-0,Stock 2-2,Baez2-0.WP„Stock.BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSAstros3,Angels1: FramberValdez gaveuponerunover“veinningsin his“rstcareerstartasHoustonwon its“fthinarow. Rays9,RedSox1: TampaBaywon itseighthstraightgametohandthe majorleague-leadingRedSoxtheir “rstsweepoftheseason. Braves4,Marlins0: KevinGausman andfourrelieverscombinedona two-hitter. Brewers7,Pirates4: MannyPina, MikeMoustakasandJonathan Schoopeachwentdeep. Cubs9,Reds0: KyleHendricksallowed twohitsinseveninningsandtheCubs completedafour-gamesweep. Diamondbacks5,Mariners2: Paul Goldschmidthithis30thhomer. Phillies8,BlueJays3: Kendrys Moraleshomeredinafranchiserecordseventhconsecutivegamein theBlueJaysloss. Athletics6,Twins2: MattChapman hitapairofsolohomersfortheAs. Indians12,Royals5: JasonKipnis droveinfourruns,includingan inside-the-parkhomerforCleveland. Cardinals12,Rockies3: Matt CarpentertiedaSt.Louisrecordwith fourdoubles. Dodgers7,Padres3: JustinTurner drovein“verunsforLosAngeles. Nationals15,Mets0: Washingtons 32-inningscorelessdroughtended astheNationalsbrokelooseina hugeway. WhiteSox7,Tigers2: Michael Kopechpitchedsiximpressive inningsforhis“rstbigleaguewin. Giants3,Rangers1: DerekHolland pitchedthree-hitballintotheseventhinningtobeathisformerteam. LATE N.Y.YankeesatBaltimoreTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA WashingtonStrasburg(R)6-74.237-80-210.211.81 PhiladelphiaE”in(R)7:05p9-43.9310-81-116.05.63 NewYorkSyndergaard(R)9-3 3.3812-62-118.24.34 ChicagoLester(L)8:05p14-53.6419-72-115.15.28 ArizonaCorbin(L)10-43.1716-102-020.12.21 SanFranciscoStr atton(R)10:15p8-75.3711-90-215.09.60AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA ChicagoRodon(L)5-32.717-62-022.02.05 NewYorkTanaka(R)7:05p9-43.9013-80-217.04.76 TorontoGaviglio(R)3-64.947-111-216.24.32 BaltimoreHess(R)7:05p2-85.502-110-218.22.89 OaklandAnderson(L)3-33.477-51-019.20.92 HoustonCole(R)8:10p11-52.7318-81-118.13.44INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA ColoradoGray(R)10-74.6715-91-019.04.26 L.Angeles(AL) Despaigne(R)10:07p2-26.350-30-213.08.31 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. SATURDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague N.Y.Yankees10,Baltimore3,1st game ChicagoWhiteSox6,Detroit1 TampaBay5,Boston1 N.Y.Yankees5,Baltimore1,2nd game Oakland6,Minnesota2 KansasCity7,Cleveland1 Houston8,L.A.Angels3 NationalLeague ChicagoCubs10,Cincinnati6 N.Y.Mets3,Washington0 Miami3,Atlanta1 Pittsburgh9,Milwaukee1 Colorado9,St.Louis1 L.A.Dodgers5,SanDiego4,12 innings Interleague SanFrancisco5,Texas3 Toronto8,Philadelphia6 Seattle4,Arizona3,10innings TUESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague ChicagoWhiteSoxatN.Y.Yankees, 7:05p.m. TorontoatBaltimore,7:05p.m. MinnesotaatCleveland,7:10p.m. OaklandatHouston,8:10p.m. DetroitatKansasCity,8:15p.m. NationalLeague WashingtonatPhiladelphia,7:05 p.m. MilwaukeeatCincinnati,7:10p.m. N.Y.MetsatChicagoCubs,8:05p.m. PittsburghatSt.Louis,8:15p.m. ArizonaatSanFrancisco,10:15p.m. Interleague MiamiatBoston,7:10p.m. TampaBayatAtlanta,7:35p.m. L.A.DodgersatTexas,8:05p.m. ColoradoatL.A.Angels,10:07p.m. SeattleatSanDiego,10:10p.m.


DEAR ABBY: I'm 32 and have been dating my boyfriend, "Jerome," for ve years. We both have successful careers and lives of our own. However, when we visit his family who live in the area, I'm subjected to "baby talk" from his mother. She's a wonderful woman who loves her family dearly, but she can't seem to converse with any of us without pitching her voice up an octave and talking in sentences as if we are 5 years old. In addition, she insists on calling her son every day to ask how his day is going or check on him if he hasn't been feeling well, again with a baby voice. I am at my wits' end. Jerome has addressed the issue several times with her and his father, but it never gets better. His father says that's who she is, and it won't change. His parents now wonder why I seem so unhappy when I'm around them and think I don't like them. But I'm just tired of the disrespect, and I don't like that they expect me to accept the baby talk. Please help. -ALL GROWN UP IN HOUSTON DEAR ALL GROWN UP: I am inclined to agree with your boyfriend's father. This is the way his wife is. Part of the problem may be that you are complaining to the wrong people about the way she talks to you. Because you seem unable to change the way you feel, and it's affecting how you behave toward your boyfriend's parents, tell HER as diplomatically as possible that you feel disrespected when she uses baby talk with you. It's better than sulking, which may be why they think you don't like them -and appears to be half-true.DEAR ABBY: I have had an internship in a new city this summer. My dad's friend has kindly allowed me to stay in his home while he's away on a long vacation. He told me I can watch his movies, use his TV, and even have friends visit and sleep on the couch. I am very grateful for his generosity. He left for his vacation in a rush, and at eye-level on the DVD shelf he has a pornographic movie. I have nothing morally against it, but I think it's something he would be uncomfortable with me seeing. A friend is coming to visit me next week, and I don't know what to do about the DVD. What would respect his privacy more: if I don't touch the lm, or if I ip it over to hide the spine? -SURPRISED GUEST DEAR SURPRISED: Put the DVD in a drawer and make a note on your calendar to yourself to replace it where it was before your host returns from his trip. DEAR ABBY: My daughter is on her third marriage to a pretty nice guy, but she's also in regular contact with her rst husband by text, email and phone. And now, her present husband is also in contact with an ex-girlfriend (hanging out, having lunch, etc.). What part of this picture am I not getting? -SUSPICIOUS MOM AND IN-LAW IN ARIZONA DEAR SUSPICIOUS: I'd say your vision is 20/20 or better. If your daughter's track record holds, marriage No. 3 is in the ninth inning, and the "players" are about to strike out. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS Mom cant stop baby talking with grown son and girlfriend license tocruise...Place your auto ad in the and watch it go! Call Classieds Today!352-314-FAST (3278) HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2018:This year events might force you to look at your anger and other forms of self-expression. You might decide to transform areas that do not serve you well. If you are single, you could go through several suitors. You are changing, so what suits you at rst might not a few months later. If you are attached, hopefully your sweetie will appreciate your transformation. On some level, these changes are occurring because you are relating to this person. PISCES often challenges you.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) After months of Mars -your ruling planet -dancing a backward jig, it now goes forward. You might need a day to be free of this period. Much of what has simmered in the back of your mind could cascade into your actions. Your strength will be increased. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You have been holding back and contemplating your words. You might have felt angry or frustrated as of late, but you have resisted ranting and raving. You could be persuaded to let go. A partner feels as if the air has nally been cleared. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Events push you into the limelight, which could be an interesting place to hang out. Others seem particularly unstable. Just smooth out the rough spots, if you can. You could feel pressed by the end of the day. Know that others feel the same. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Relating to others has become quite complicated this month, with fuses blowing. You do not need to hold a grudge, though you might want to. You still have time to practice expressing those ugly feelings in a palatable way. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) A partner or close friend would like to have you visit for a short while. This person loves sharing with you and getting your feedback, which often reveals your high emotional IQ. You might get a positive reaction to a matter involving your real estate. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You might feel pulled in opposite directions at the present moment. You are likely to reveal some of the frustration you are experiencing. Dont worry about feedback -you will be getting plenty, perhaps even more than your fair share. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Reach out to an associate who has been touchy for the past few months. This persons nicky attitude might not have changed yet, but it will in time. This situation probably surrounds a personal relationship. Give others some space to change their tune. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You might feel lucky, and events in the next few weeks most likely will reinforce those feelings. As fortunate and creative as you can be, you experience the unexpected today. An area of your life could spin out of control. Dont worry, everything will be ne. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You could be in a pickle and just nding out about it from an irate loved one. You could try using your charm, but only a change or explanation can clear out this bump in the road. Gather all of the facts before addressing the problem. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You say the right words when facing a problem on the homefront. If you are patient, it will clear up. You might be surprised at the source of the irritation. Remain open-minded and easygoing if you want to see a restoration of the good times. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Use caution with your funds, whether youre giving or receiving them. A fast change of pace could be disconcerting at rst. You might experience some unexpected anger, or so it seems. Youve been sitting on these feelings for a while. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Despite the vicissitudes of the day, you feel good about yourself. An intense discussion that might have turned sarcastic actually has helped clear the air. Take on a meaningful challenge. You are attracting more of what you want; go for it. | Monday, August 27, 2018 B5 TODAY IS MONDAY, AUG. 27, the 239th day of 2018. There are 126 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On August 27, 1928, the Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed in Paris, outlawing war and providing for the peaceful settlement of disputes. ON THIS DATE: In 1883, the island volcano Krakatoa erupted with a series of cataclysmic explosions; the resulting tidal waves in Indonesia's Sunda Strait claimed some 36,000 lives in Java and Sumatra. In 1892 re seriously damaged New York's original Metropolitan Opera House. In 1949, a violent white mob prevented an outdoor concert headlined by Paul Robeson from taking place near Peekskill, New York. (The concert was held eight days later.) In 1964, the Walt Disney movie musical fantasy "Mary Poppins," starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, premiered at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. In 1979, British war hero Lord Louis Mountbatten and three other people, including his 14-year-old grandson Nicholas, were killed o the coast of Ireland in a boat explosion claimed by the Irish Republican Army. In 1989, the rst U.S. commercial satellite rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida a Delta booster carrying a British communications satellite, the Marcopolo 1.



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