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LOCAL & STATE A3VIDEO OF MOM DUNKING SON SPARKS OUTRAGE SPORTS | B1TAGGART TIME BEGINS FOR FSU TONIGHT VS. VA. TECH SPORTS | B1JEFFERSON CATCHES ON QUICKLY FOR THE GATORS @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Monday, September 3, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ................A3 Opinion .......................A9 Weather ......................A10 Sports...........................B1 Classified .....................B7 Diversions .....................B5 Volume 142, Issue 246 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 By Zeke Miller and Catherine LuceyThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Heading into the midterm elections, the most volatile candidate this year isnt on the ballot.But President Donald Trump still loves to take his free-wheeling political stylings on the road on behalf of his fellow Republicans and hes raring to go for the sprint to Nov. 6.His eagerness to campaign for candidates „ and protect his political flank „ has led Republican officials and Trumps political team to devise a strategy for managing the presidents time. Its designed to keep him in places where he can be helpful.Theyre also determined to try to manage his unpredict-ability so the partys strongest asset in turning out core GOP voters doesnt end up doing damage instead.Theres a constant effort to keep him on best behavior.This past week, Trump heeded pleas from advisers and Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, head of the GOP Senate cam-paign committee, to refrain from picking a favorite in the fractious Arizona primary, waiting until after the results were in to back the winner. Later, at a rally in Indiana for Senate candidate Mike Braun, the president largely stuck to his script, promoting his agenda and criticizing Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.Keeping midterm tabs on TrumpPresident Donald Trump holds up a list of his administrations accomplishments Friday while speaking at a Republican fundraiser at the Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. [PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Daniel Figueroa IVTampa Bay TimesTAMPA „ As Felicitie Gillette entered the waters of Lake Her-nando, there was no way for her to know shed soon become the latest statistic in an alarming and exceptionally Floridian trend „ alligator attacks.The American alliga-tor, one of the Sunshine States most ubiquitous reptiles, wasnt always so. At one point, they were hunted to near extinction and placed on the endangered spe-cies list until it was taken off in 1987.Since then, scientists say, gator attacks have been on the rise in Florida.Humans may be to blame.According to Inside Science, a science news publication, gator bites in Florida have been on the rise, increasing from an average of just one every three years between 1988 and 1999 to about seven per year between 2000 and 2016.ŽAlligator attacks are rising in Florida By Roxanne Brownroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „The Orlando & Northwestern Railways Royal Palm Railway train cars have traveled back and forth between Tavares, Mount Dora and Eustis since October 2017, transport-ing people looking to enjoy travel reminiscent of the 1940s and 50s.Ken Bitten, O&NWs vice president of operations, said the train's first year of operation yielded 65,000 total passengers, most of them excited about the prospect of a in no hurryŽ men-tality and catching a glimpse out the window of onlookers waving as it passes with a toot of its horn.Were really pleased. The trend is going up, especially with the specialty trains we are offering,Ž Bitten said. Everyone seems to be embracing the experience and looking for what is coming up next.ŽAlmost all aboardThousands of people have enjoyed rides on Royal Palm Railway Experiences heritage trains on what is called the Golden Triangle Route that runs between Eustis, Tavares and Mount Dora. [TOM BENITEZ/CORRESPONDENT] Train thrills many but frustrates at least oneBy Susan WalshThe Associated PressANNAPOLIS, Md. „ Sen. John McCains final journey ended Sunday on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy within view of the Severn River and earshot of midshipmen pres-ent and future, and alongside a lifelong friend.A horse-drawn caisson car-rying the senators casket led a procession of mourners from the academys chapel to its cemetery following a private service. The senators widow, Cindy, and his children were among those who walked behind the caisson. Joining them were family and friends as well as members of McCains Class of 1958, military leaders and academy midshipmen.About 4 p.m. a flyover of military aircraft honored the Navy pilot who was shot down over Vietnam and held more than five years as a prisoner of war. The burial was private as per the wishes of McCain, the Arizona Republican and 2008 presidential nominee died Aug. 25 from brain cancer at age 81. Vehicles that had car-ried mourners began leaving the area between 4:30 and 5 p.m.One scheduled speaker at the service, Sen. Lindsey Graham, said before the service that he would tell the audience that nobody loved a soldier more than John McCain, that I bear witness to his commitment to have their back, travel where they go, never let them be for-gotten.Ž Also expected to pay tribute were David Petraeus, a retired general and former CIA director, and McCains son Jack.As the hearse carrying McCain passed through a gate and into the academy, there was loud applause from the several hundred people lining the street outside on the hot and muggy summer day. Many held their hands over their hearts and waved American flags. Some shouted, God bless you.ŽMcCain buried at Naval Academy alongside friendSee MCCAIN, A7 See ATTACKS, A7 See MIDTERM, A6 See TRAIN, 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, Sept. 1Lotto: 20-23-24-41-47-51-x3 Powerball: 11-54-55-61-66-9-x3 Fantasy 5: 18-24-25-27-30 Sunday, Sept. 2Pick 5 Afternoon: 6-2-9-9-3 Pick 4 Afternoon: 2-1-4-9 Pick 3 Afternoon: 6-7-1 Pick 2 Afternoon: 0-5LOTTERY MOABI REGIONAL PARK, CALIF.4 missing after boats collide, sink on Colorado RiverFour people are missing after two boats cr ashed and sunk on the Colorado River, ejecting more than a dozen people who were on board, authorities said Sunday.A recreational boat carrying 10 people and another vessel with six people on board collided head-on Saturday night on a well-traveled stretch of the river that marks the border between California and Arizona, the Mohave County Sheriffs Office said in a statement. Both boats sank and passing boaters pulled crash victims from the water. One person was found in critical condition and flown to a hospital in Las Vegas, while nine others were taken to local hospitals by ambulance, authorities said.ST. LOUIS2-state effort aimed at freeing mentally challenged womanSupporters of a mentally challenged woman convicted in two states in the 1994 kidnapping and killing of two elderly women say she was actually a victim of the men involved in the crime and are pushing for her release. Theyve persuaded one state „ Missouri „ to grant Angel Stewart parole. But things are more complicated in Iowa, where Stewart is serving a life-in-prison sentence without the option for parole. Stewart was convicted in two states because one of the victims abducted in Iowa was driven just across the state line to Missouri and killed. Two men, Steven Bradley and Garland Shaffer, were convicted of first-degree murder and are serving life terms in Iowa.HARTFORD, CONN.Shooting at Connecticut party leaves 2 dead, 1 woundedA shooting outside a house party in Connecticuts capital Sunday left two men dead and another wounded. About 14 shots were fired outside the home on Hillside Avenue just before 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, which police said was crowded with partygoers. There was a lot of panic,Ž said Hartford police Lt. Paul Cicero. Some people were yelling for help for this person, other people were yelling for help for this person.Ž Two victims, Kevin Camp-bell, 34, of Windsor and Joshua Steele, 38, of Hartford died after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds. Alex Roman, 24, of Hartford was shot once in the foot and was able to call police for help. He is expected to recover. The Associated Press DATELINES BROOKLYN, IOWACAIROIn this Aug. 21 photo, a poster for missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts hangs in the window of a business in Brooklyn, Iowa. In an opinion piece, Tibbetts father, Rob, spoke out against using his daughters death to advance views she believed were profoundly racist,Ž a call that comes after President Donald Trump and others seized on the suspected killers citizenship to argue for changes in U.S. immigration laws. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]This undated photo shows one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs in Tell el-Samara, about 87 miles north of Cairo, Egypt. Chief archaeologist Frederic Gio says his team found silos containing animal bones and food, indicating human habitation as early as 5,000 B.C. That would be some 2,500 years before the Giza pyramids were built. [EGYPTIAN MINISTRY OF ANTIQUITIES VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]As Kim Jong Un seeks economic growth, North Koreans balance dreams of prosperity with fear of unknownBy Eric TalmadgeThe Associated PressMOUNT CHILBO, North Korea „ Tanned and wear-ing a swimsuit, So Myong Il walks to the barbecue pit and throws on some clams.He obviously loves the beach hes on as well as the rugged, emerald Chilbo mountains that rise abruptly behind it. He loves them enough to forget, for a moment at least, that he is a senior official sent to deliver an ideology-soaked pitch singing their praises and instead lets the natural beauty surrounding him speak for itself.Comrade So sees great things for North Korean attractions like this.Hotels, big and small. Tourists from all over the country, maybe the world. As long as we have the leadership of our respected Marshal,Ž he says, referring to leader Kim Jong Un, our future will be bright indeed.ŽSo wouldnt think of ques-tioning the leader, but there is a hint of apprehension in his voice. And he isnt alone.North Korea is pushing ahead with a new strategy of economic development and the intensified diplomacy with China, South Korea and the United States that such a move requires. But hopes for a better future are mixed with concern over potential downsides of political or social volatility, and something thats harder to articulate: a fear of the unknown „ even if it appears far more promising than the arduous path the country has been on for decades.Even before announcing in January that he had suffi-ciently perfected his nuclear arsenal and could start to focus on other things, Kim has held economic development to be his pri-mary long-term concern.He has allowed markets and entrepreneurialism to flourish and, since succeed-ing his father as leader seven years ago, has dramatically transformed the skyline of the capital, Pyongyang, with several high-rise districts. The transformation in the east coast city of Wonsan, where Kim has a summer villa, has been almost as spectacular.As Kim prepares for the 70th anniversary of North Koreas founding on Sept. 9, his ambitious development plan is being implemented, from the small-time renovation of town halls to the almost biblical-scale mobili-zation of soldier-builders,Ž who are working around the clock to turn the remote northern city of Samjiyon into yet another showcase of Pyongyang-style socialism.Economic development „ and how U.S. capital and know-how could speed it along „ was President Donald Trumps big carrot when he met with Kim in Singapore three months ago to try to negotiate a denuclearization deal.But Kims diplomatic overtures arent intended to open the door to American capitalists, a scenario that would make any good party cadre shudder. They are aimed at breaking down support for sanctions and getting the U.S. to step out of the way. Kims game is to play China and the U.S. off each other, grab whatever concessions he can along the way and adjust his position as the situation evolves.In the meantime, lest anyone get the wrong idea, the ruling Workers Party of Korea has begun churning out paeans to socialism in its daily newspaper along with anti-capitalism, antiimperialism screeds that underscore North Koreas official opposition to essen-tially anything that might be considered the American way of life. Or, as its known in the jargon of North Koreas propaganda machine, the imperialists bourgeois ideological and cultural poisoning.ŽThe past few months have been tense in Pyongyang.Restrictions on some of the movements of foreign diplomats have been tight-ened, for example, and even requests by The Associated Press to interview government officials or to speak with regular citizens have mostly been denied.Uncertain of where it might all end up, state-run media have provided only limited coverage of Kims meetings with Trump in June and his multiple sum-mits with Chinese President Xi Jinping and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Reports have portrayed Kim as the consummate statesman, firmly in charge of a carefully considered strat-egy to make his country safer and more prosperous.Kim is ardently wooing South Korean investment to help him build the very things Trump was offering: infrastructure, particularly roads and railways, and the development of selected tourism zones. After a high-profile chill last year, he is also actively courting Beijing, which continues to be an essential source of fuel, a key market for North Koreas coal and other natural resources and a fairly reliable check on U.S. power in the region.Pyongyangs explanation for the shift in its foreign policy has been consistent: Having successfully built a credible nuclear deterrent to U.S. aggression, Kim is reaching out to Seoul to join hands in a for Koreans, by KoreansŽ effort to secure a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula, unhindered by the meddling of foreign powers.Undoubtedly, images of the leader smiling and shaking hands with Trump, whose face had never been on the front pages of their newspapers before, signaled a major and bewildering change to many North Koreans.But officials have made sure they dont have much time to ruminate on it.Hope and caution in North KoreaIn this Aug. 20 photo, two men prepare to barbecue duck meat on the seashore near Mount Chilbo, North Korea. Mount Chilbo, one of the countrys most cherished natural attractions, is gearing up for a future it hopes will include a lot of economic development. [NG HAN GUAN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 3 | Monday, September 3, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFS MIAMITropical storm still no threat to landTropical Storm Florence is moving quickly west and has strengthened slightly but still poses no threat to land.The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday that the storm is located about 605 miles west-north-west of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands off the coast of western Africa. The storm was moving west-northwest at 18 mph.Maximum sustained winds have decreased slightly to near 50 mph with higher gusts. The hurricane center said little change in strength is forecast over the next few days.FORT LAUDERDALEWoman dies after getting separated from dive tourA woman is dead after getting separated from a group diving excursion in Florida.WPLG-TV reports the crew of a dive and snorkeling boat did a headcount Saturday and realized one of the divers in the group was missing in waters about a half-mile off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.The boat sent out a distress signal and the U.S. Coast Guard began a search. A tow boat found the 21-year-old woman floating and unresponsive.The Coast Guard transported her to shore and attempted CPR, but she was declared dead at a hospital.Fort Lauderdale police are investigating the death.DEFUNIAK SPRINGS3 people dead after crash in PanhandleThree people are dead after a two-car collision in the Florida Panhandle.The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 21-year-old Dustin Lee Dupree of Freeport ran a red light and stuck a car driving on U.S. Highway 98 in Walton County late Friday night.Dupree was killed and his 25-year-old passenger was critically injured. He struck a car driven by 43-year-old Robert Brown of Destin. Brown and his passenger, 44-year-old Meredith Snow of Destin, were also killed.Investigators are trying to determine if alcohol was a factor in the crash.FORT MYERSPilot almost lands at wrong airportAn American Airlines flight from Philadelphia almost landed at the wrong Florida airport before air traffic controllers guided it back on course.The Fort Myers NewsPress reports that a pilot began approaching Page Field on Thursday, but the plane was supposed to be landing at Southwest Florida International Air-port more than seven miles away.Page Field is a general aviation airport that used to serve as the regions commercial airport until Southwest Florida Inter-national opened in 1983. A local pilot who exam-ined flight date told the newspaper the Airbus A320 descended to about 800 feet on approach to Page Field before it climbed back to 1,500 feet and zigzagged to the cor-rect airport.See BRIEFS, A4Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum greets supporters as he arrives at a Democratic Party rally Friday in Orlando. [AP PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX] By Gary FineoutAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE „ Andrew Gillum, who engineered a surprising upset victory in Florida's Democratic pri-mary this week, is picking up endorsements, money and plenty of national attention in the aftermath of his win.But as the Tallahassee mayor mounts his bid to become Florida's first black governor, he is already coming under swift attack from Republican opponents who are trying to use a slow-moving corruption investigation into Tallahassee city government to portray Gillum as untrustworthy.The investigation broke into the open last summer shortly after Gillum joined the race, but it was not exten-sively debated or discussed by his Democratic opponents before he won Tuesday's primary. But by Thursday, the Republican Governor's Association launched a digital ad that blasted Gillum. It focused on both the City Hall probe and an earlier incident in which Gillum paid back the city after he used city money to buy software that was used to send out campaign emails. Likewise, the campaign of U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, who won the GOP primary, is also trying to draw attention to the investigation.Gillum already facing attacksClermont Citizens Academy students experience the active shooter virtual trainer used by police. The guns in this photo use lasers instead of bullets. [SUBMITTED] Staff ReportCLERMONT „ City resi-dents can get an up-close look at how government works as Clermont gets set to hold its next Citizens Academy.The seven-week course begins on Sept. 27 at City Hall, located at 685 W. Montrose St. The course gives the public a behind-the-scenes look at the citys operations. Regis-tration is open and there is no cost to take part in the course, but space is limited.Residents can register by emailing dbloodsworth@ or calling 407-797-9393.Classes introduce residents to city officials, including the city manager, mayor, city clerk and department directors. During the course, residents tour the police and fire stations as well as rarely-seen areas such as the utility plant and backstage at the Clermont Performing Arts Center.This has been a popular service of the city, and were excited to offer it again,Ž said City Manager Darren Gray. More than 100 citizens have graduated from this course, and many have become our most enthusiastic ambassadors.ŽAlthough it is not a require-ment to live in Clermonts city limits, those residents will have a priority for the limited openings.Clermont Citizens Academy o ers look at government See GILLUM, A4Volunteer Joan Wilhelm and Op Shop Manager Susan Merrill stand in the room dedicated to Christmas decorations and items. [SUBMITTED] Staff ReportAfter closing for July and August, the Morrison United Methodist Opportunity Thrift Store will hold its grand reopening on Tuesday at 10 a.m. The store is located at 222 S. Ninth St. in Leesburg.Store hours will be Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beginning in November, the store will also be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.All profits from the store are donated to 45 nonprofits in Lake and Sumter counties. The Op Shop has been restocked with mer-chandise this summer, including an entire room dedicated to fall and Christmas deco-rations and items.A crew of 40-plus volunteers worked while the store was closed to get it ready for the reopening. The store is in need of clean, used furni-ture; appliances; clothing; shoes; hardware; household items and sporting goods. Call 352-323-3409 for free pickup of larger items such as appliances or furniture. Leave a message and the truck driver will call you back and make an appointment.Opportunity knocking againMorrison United Methodist thrift store to reopen TuesdayBy Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@ dailycommercial.comLEESBURG „ A video on Facebook showing a woman dunking her young sons head in a toilet and flushing it has sparked a flurry of angry, viral comments, calls to police and questions about what, if anything, child protective services officials are going to do about it.The video posted Sat-urday evening identified the woman as Kait Wolf.It shows the woman pinning the childs arms back while he is sitting on her lap, then bending forward and flushing the toilet. The child can be heard crying and saying, Oh no!ŽA woman who posted the video said the incident was being videotaped by her older son. He can be heard saying, God, thats mean.ŽWolf was defiant in a post after the social media storm broke. To ALL my family and friends who have received this video of abuse, dont worry. DCF nor the Lees-burg po lice have seen this video or saw my children tonight as being abused ƒ thank you all for reporting it. ƒ I great appreciate it. This person who did start this viral bull„„ will pay for itƒ unfortunately for her this is a crime with felony charges.ŽVideo of mom dunking son sparks outrageSee VIDEO, A4


A4 Monday, September 3, 2018 | Bobby Avery Sullivan, 83, of Lady Lake, FL died on Friday, August 31, 2018. He was born in Selma, NC and moved to Melbourne, FL in 1960. He later moved to Leesburg in 1964 to work for Citizens National Bank. He retired from Citizens National Bank as Senior Vice President and Director in 1995. He enjoyed growing plants. He enjoyed watching his kids and grandkids play baseball. He enjoyed speck “shing with his boys and was an avid North Carolina Tar Heels fan. He is survived by his sons, Bobby C. (Kathy) of Leesburg, Richard L. (Angela) of Fruitland Park, Scott J. of The Villages and Keith A. (Paula) of Fruitland Park; brother, Tom (Shirley) Sullivan of Selma, NC; grandchildren, Matthew, Alexander, Steven, Spencer, Samuel, Shane, Austin, Zachary and Mason. He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia Lee Sullivan. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Boys and Girls Club of Lake & Sumter County, 32634 Blossom Lane, Ste. 101, Leesburg, FL 34788. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel of Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg with Pastor John Blake of“ciating. Online condolences may be left at www. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL. Ralph Cadwell, 83, of Umatilla, FL passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018. Born in Winter Garden, FL, he moved to Umatilla in 1938. He was the owner of Cadwell Carpets in Umatilla and later worked for the Lake County Clerk of Courts. He was a former Councilman for the City of Umatilla, a member of the Umatilla Masonic Lodge and the Umatilla Kiwanis Club. He is survived by his loving wife: Amanda Cadwell; son: Brian (Carol) Cadwell; daughter: Sherry Cadwell Peshek; Step-daughters: Joanna (Mark) Parlow and Kathy (Alvin) Medlin; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Ralph Cadwell, Jr. A viewing will be held Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 5-8pm at Beyers Funeral Home in Umatilla. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 11:00AM at the First Baptist Church of Umatilla with Dr. Don Pratt of“ciating. A Masonic graveside service will follow at the Umatilla Cemetery. In lieu of ”owers please make donations to: Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778-9648 or Parkinsons Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla.Bobby Avery Sullivan Ralph Cadwell Funeral Services The longer of the two runways at Page Field is 6,400 feet, while the runway at Southwest Florida International is 12,000 feet long.The Federal Aviation Administration called the incident unusual.ŽTALLAHASSEERural counties top state in primary turnoutBy the time polls closed Tuesday night, 27.46 percent of registered Florida voters had cast primary-election ballots. But turnout in some rural North Florida counties dwarfed the state rate.The highest turnout rate, 56.46 percent, was in Franklin County, followed by 55.33 percent in neighboring Liberty County, according to numbers posted on the state Division of Elections website.They were followed by Jefferson County at 49.37 percent, Gadsden County at 41.82 percent and Holmes County at 40.69 percent.The states lowest turn-out rate, 20.6 percent, came in Central Floridas Osceola County. That was followed by a 21.35 percent rate in Miami-Dade County, a 23.53 percent rate in Broward County, a 24.01 percent rate in Hendry County and a 24.8 percent rate in Bay County, the state num-bers show. BRIEFSFrom Page A3The 39-year-old Gillum contends he is ready for the onslaught of attacks that have just begun to ramp up.A lot of people counted us out, they thought we would completely surrender under all the innuendo and the pressure of the moment,Ž Gillum said this week. I spoke directly to voters. I answered their questions. ... It wasnt as if those voters werent aware of all the issues that were swirling.ŽGillum was asked about comments Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis made after Tuesdays primary. DeSantis said voters arent going to monkey this upŽ by electing Gillum.Hes gotten accustomed to calling names. Hes a Harvard-educated man, surely he knows his way around the U.S. vocabulary,Ž Gillum told MSNBCs Joy Reid. But he chooses rather to embrace these kinds of dog whistles and bullhorns.ŽWhile saying he wouldnt engage in name-calling, Gillum also said he wasnt going to com-pete in a pig fightŽ with DeSantis and President Donald Trump, who endorsed DeSantis and has used Twitter to criticize Gillum.Im not going to follow him and Donald Trump down into the swamp of politics. My grandmother used to say, When you wrestle with pigs, you both get dirty, but the pig likes it,Ž Gillum said. Im not going to be able to compete and win in a pig fight with these guys.ŽAlso Sunday, DeSantis said in an interview with John Catsimatidis of 970 AM radio in New York that Gillum will turn Florida into Venezuela.ŽFloridas a great place to be, to live, to do busi-ness, to retire. We need to build off the success that Floridas enjoyed, and if you have a guy like this „ and that being a social-ist-style agenda „ thats going to absolutely destroy all the progress that Floridas made.ŽThe FBI probe came into public view in June 2017 when a federal grand jury subpoenaed five years of records from Tallahassee and a local redevelopment agency that involved high-profile projects and developers, including an ally of Gillum.In February, a federal search warrant was acci-dentally made public on a court website. It detailed that the FBI launched its corruption investigation in 2015 and that agents posed as out-of-town real-estate developers and medical marijuana entrepreneurs in order to gain access to various city officials. The warrant stated that agents were focusing on City Com-missioner Scott Maddox, a former head of the Flor-ida Democratic Party, and his former chief of staff and whether Maddox was paid to help out busi-nesses seeking help from the city. He has denied any wrongdoing.Earlier this summer, the FBI asked for thousands of more records, dealing primarily with The Edison, an upscale restaurant frequented by lawmakers and lobbyists that is located in a cityowned building. The Edison received $2 mil-lion in financial assistance from both the city and the local community redevel-opment agency.One of the owners of the restaurant was lobbyist Adam Corey, who once served as Gillums campaign treasurer and has known him since col-lege. Gillum says he has talked to the FBI and that he is not the target of an investigation. He also has told local news outlets that he has broken off his friendship with Corey.As the investigation has moved along, The Talla-hassee Democrat has done a series of stories delving into the web of connections and has reported that Gillum vacationed at a luxury resort in Costa Rica in May 2016 with Corey and another inves-tor in The Edison who is also a Gillum donor and campaign supporter. During that trip, Corey set up a meeting between Gillum and the FBI under-cover agents. Local media have also reported on a trip Gillum took to New York where he also met with Corey and under-cover agents and attended a showing of the Broadway show Hamilton.Ž Both the New York and Costa Rica trips are now being probed by Floridas ethics commission after a local businessman filed complaints against Gillum.Christopher Kise, an attorney for Corey, said his client is not a target of the FBI investigation, but he declined to say if Corey has testified to a grand jury or if he is coop-erating. He said he did not know why Gillum has dis-tanced himself from his longtime friend.It appears the mayor is throwing Mr. Corey under the bus and Im not sure why,Ž Kise said. Adam has always considered the mayor a friend.ŽThe seemingly glacial path of the FBI investi-gation has led to ongoing speculation of when, or if, indictments will be announced and who will be the eventual target of any charges.Im still wondering what they are looking for,Ž said City Commissioner Gil Ziffer. Im not quite sure where all this goes.Ž Gillum insists that he is cooperating with the FBI and says he wants anyone who broke the law to be fully held accountable for their actions.Ž He said thats a big difference between him and DeSan-tis, who has emerged on national television as a harsh critic of the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russias interfer-ence in U.S. elections and whether President Donald Trump or his close allies colluded with Russia.In DeSantis case, he and the president have worked at every turn to undermine the FBI,Ž Gillum said. They tried to squelch the work of that agency. They have gone out of their way to call them liars and call them part of a dark secret network to undermine the president.Ž GILLUMFrom Page A3 Leesburg police Maj. Steve Rockefeller said no one should hesitate to call authorities if they suspect child abuse. If they know the jurisdiction, they should call the local police department.ŽDetectives from his department are conduct-ing an investigation. Our dispatchers received numerous calls last night after people saw the video,Ž he said.His departments involvement began with a complaint from Wolf saying she was being slandered by the video posting.The police department posted a statement on its Facebook page saying detectives are working with the State Attorneys Office to determine what charges should be filed, if any.Kristin Gray, a spokeswoman with the Department of Children & Families, said: There is an open investigation out of Lake County regarding the video.Ž Wolf said Sunday after-noon by phone that she and her older son were playing a trickŽ on 3-year-old Kia.The little boy was saying curse words he had heard in a movie. I play rough with them. I raised two boys by myself,Ž said Wolf, who is a licensed practical nurse. Their father is in prison.Ž She said she came home one day to find that the children had spilled olive oil all over the house, so as a joke she showed the video to the babysitter saying that this was how she dis-ciplined the children.Later, she decided to fire the babysitter when the babysitter allowed another child to wrap wire around Kias neck. Angry that she was being fired, the baby-sitter shared the video with Wolfs boyfriends estranged wife. The wife is the one who posted it on Facebook, she said.Theyre in a custody battle,Ž Wolf said of her boyfriend, Alex McCormic, and his estranged wife.I was not disciplining the children,Ž Wolf said of the action in the video.McCormic, who did speak to the Daily Commercial from the h ome, described the video as horseplay.ŽI can see that it would look bad,Ž he said.I wasnt around. I was at work. It took place about two weeks ago. I talked to the kids about it. I asked them if it was abusive. They showed me the full video instead of a partial video and you could hear the kids laughing about it and joking about it in the background.I didnt find it abu-sive ƒ but everybody has their own opinion.ŽFacebook took the unusual step of warning users, This video may show violence against a child or teenager,Ž and it put a lock on the video that could be removed.We havent removed it from Facebook because it may help rescue the child in question,Ž Face-book said.The social media outlet then provided links to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and a page that told viewers what to do if they suspect that a child is being abused.Almost all of the view-ers who saw the video were outraged, many spewing streams of pro-fanity and comments about how Wolf and McCormic should be locked up and abused in prison.Wolf said family members have been threatened. How dare u (sic) treat children like that,Ž read one sentence in a post. The remainder of the post and many others contain language that cannot be published in a family newspaper. Some pointed out that she was bending the childs arms behind his back.McCormic said since the post has appeared, his estranged wife has refused to let him see their children until he moves out of Wolfs home.One woman posted: LOL girl u all over my timeline bout to go viral. If I didnt know u it does look bad but I know ur personalilty and how good of mom u are.ŽThey love their mom very much,Ž McCormic said. Theyre very pro-tective of their mother.ŽThe safety of chil-dren is our first priority,Ž Rockefeller said.The children remain in the home on Nebraska Avenue. McCormic said he is moving out so he can see his children. VIDEOFrom Page A3A woman identi“ ed as Kait Wolf of Leesburg was seen dunking a young boy into the toilet on a video posted on Facebook. [FACEBOOK] By Lisa MascaroThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Bill Burck is a Republican insider being pushed into the limelight by two of the biggest political dramas in Washington: the Russia investigation of Robert Mueller and the Supreme Court nomina-tion of Brett Kavanaugh. Hes a lawyer for current and former Trump White House officials who have been touched by the Russia probe. As George W. Bushs longtime public records lawyer, hes in charge of culling documents for the Senate from Kavana-ughs White House years. Hes also Kavanaughs friend and former deputy at the Bush White House. That makes Burck, 47, triply-conflicted,Ž say some Democrats, They have denounced the lawyers role in the unusual and potentially precedent-setting arrangement to expedite the gathering of Kavanaughs government records before Senate confirmation hearings that start Tuesday.Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., told reporters that Republicans are cherry-pickingŽ what Kavanaugh records are available. He called it a disservice to the Ameri-can people.ŽBurcks friends and allies see in the Yaleeducated lawyer a straight-shooting, skilled professional who cares less about partisan battles than providing the best legal representa-tion possible. For several years in a row a legal publication named him a White Collar MVP.ŽBurck scoffs at critics who see partisan politics at play in his client roster. He says his work for Bush reviewing Kavanaughs records has little to do with representing Donald Trump-world clients in Muellers investigation.I think partisanship may be getting in the way of rational thought,Ž Burck told The Associ-ated Press.The weeks ahead are not the type of public spotlight Burck necessarily seeks. While he gravitates to high-pro-file cases, Burck appears to prefer a behind-the-scenes role as the lawyer people call when they are in a tough spot.Those who know the New England native from his days as a clerk to retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy recall a bright but laid-back colleague.Burck was lead counsel to FIFA in the international football association bribery scandal and for insurance giant AIG over claims it misled the fed-eral government during the 2008 finance crisis. He was counsel to the Koch-backed Ameri-cans for Prosperity in its challenge to a California campaign finance law that required nonprofit groups to disclose their membership. That fight played out while Kamala Harris, now a senator, was the states attorney general. These days Burck rep-resents White House counsel Don McGahn, former White House adviser Steve Bannon and former chief of staff Reince Priebus in the Mueller probe.Lawyer caught in cross re on Kavanaugh, Russia probe

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A6 Monday, September 3, 2018 |Senate Republicans will not get to where they need to go without the president this fall. That means doing exactly what hes been doing,Ž said Josh Holmes, a longtime adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. The great danger in a midterm is an enthu-siasm gap and there is nobody who can close the enthusiasm gap quite like the president.ŽAides believe Trumps drawing power is critical to a strong turnout among the most loyal GOP voters, which is helpful in many statewide contests. But his presence could be counterproductive in many House districts where incumbents are struggling to hold onto voters in the center.But this is a celebrityturned-president who hardly is a selfless leader of his adoptive party. He launched his own re-election campaign weeks after his swearing-in last year, rather than waiting until after the midterm elections, as did his predecessors. With Democrats increasingly optimistic about retaking the House, Trump is motivated by self-protec-tion. Hes keenly aware of the threats and investiga-tions that could come his way if Democratic hold a majority in either the House or Senate.It hasnt all been smooth sailing, and Trump created an unnecessary political firestorm with his delayed and muted response to the death of Sen. John McCain. Still, aides think he generally has grown more focused and disciplined entering the final push to the fall elections.At his Indiana rally Thursday night, Trump stuck to familiar themes, talking about tax cuts and trade tariffs, slamming high-tech companies, railing against the Justice Department and calling MS-13 gang members animals. But he did not mention McCain, avoiding recounting the well-worn tale about the senators pivotal vote against the presidents health care bill.After a week in which aides pushed Trump to rise above his personal grudges against McCain, the mere fact that Trump kept the senator out of his remarks was notable.While Trumps White House remains marked by turbulence, insiders said the political shop has managed to impose some discipline. On potential endorsements, for example, political director Bill Stepien and adviser John DeStefano bring Trump detailed binders on candidates voting records, including their past com-ments on Trump, where they have broken with the president and other details.While Stepien and DeStefeno have gained influence, they must compete with other power centers. Vice President Mike Pence and the White House office of legislative affairs weigh in at times, and Donald Trump Jr. has proved a powerful influence.Some races have proved complicated, as in the Ari-zona Senate race, where Kelly Ward and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio both promoted their ties to Trump, as did establishment favor-ite Rep. Martha McSally. Trump stayed out of the race and McSally hand-ily defeated the two more controversial candidates, averting what GOP oper-atives believed could have been a disaster for the party this fall.In the Tennessee governors race, Rep. Diane Black also pushed for an endorsement. Trump stayed out of that race, which she lost, on the advice of staff. But the president could not be persuaded to stay silent in other cases.He supported Foster Friess in the GOP guber-natorial primary in Wyoming. Friess, who lost, was strongly backed by Trump Jr. Aides also had pushed Trump not to endorse Kansas Secre-tary of State Kris Kobach in his bid to be governor, but Trump did at the last minute, helping put Kobach over the top in the primary but making the race in November more competitive for Democrats.Aides said they pick their battles with the president, prioritizing races that could swing the balance of congressional control.For political travel, White House staffers, who are coordinating with party aides, have divided the electoral map into places Trump can be help-ful and places where its better to send in others such as Pence, Cabinet secretaries or members of the first family.Hes prioritizing places where hes performed well and where theres a strong network of grassroots support,Ž said North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.When Trump makes a political trip, aides try to make sure the candidate meets the president at the airport, has time with him in the car and gets the right sound bites on stage. That script was followed Thursday with Braun; Trump called him a special guyŽ and prom-ised that Braun would be a truly great senator.ŽOn Friday, as he praised a pair of North Carolina Republican candidates at both an official and political event, Trump was effusive in his praise before turning the spotlight on his own accomplishments.Trumps rallies also have served as a boost to the GOPs massive email and voter contact database. Attendees are entered into the partys system within 48 hours.Republican National Committee staffers gather signatures on peti-tions from people waiting in line and register voters at the event. Within five days, those that have expressed an interest in volunteering are contacted to schedule their first session. MIDTERMFrom Page A1Mindy Austin of Sorrento and daughter Filomina, 2, board the Polar Express train in Tavares. [TOM BENITEZ/ CORRESPONDENT] Currently, the trains main route is the Golden Triangle Route, which takes passengers from Tavares to Mount Doras and Eustis bustling downtown areas several times per day on Friday through Sunday from May through September and on Thursday through Sunday from October through April.At least one woman in Mount Dora is not pleased with the train, but its not about the ride. Its about where the train stops.She told City Council members at a meeting this week that the train regu-larly blocks the entrance to her apartment, located near Alexander Street and Third Avenue behind the Mount Dora Area Cham-ber of Commerce for 15-20 minutes at a time.When it does that, and theres cars parked on Third or if youre coming up and waiting, you cant get in or out, you cant turn around and I cant get into my apartment and I cant out. And in the case of an emergency, I find it disturbing,Ž said Lorna Mccauly.She asked council members to look into it, but on Friday a city official said the city has nothing to do with train regulations.Bitten also said that he is sensitive to Mccauleys concerns but said that O&NW does everything it can to minimize the blocking of any crossing. He said generally, the train conductor will not block both sides of a crossing.Bitten said when the train stops and the length of time the train can be stopped is not regulated, though internal practices are to limit it to as little time possible.There are no federal or state regulations that limit how long a train can block a crossing, but as a matter of policy, we try to avoid blocking cross-ings as much as possible,Ž Bitten said. Our goal is to make sure everyone gets on and off safely and that we accommodate people with disabilities as effectively as possible.ŽBitten said depending on the ride, there can be as many as 200 people getting on or off the train.Being a railroad, we try to work with every-one. We strive to be good neighbors and we try to communicate with all the cities we service,Ž Bitten said, adding that the railroads general manager communicated with Mcauley and tried addressing her concerns.Something the state and Federal Railroad Associa-tion does regulate is the trains horn, Bitten said.We are in violation if we dont blow the horn at every crossing and there is a minimum decibel level we have to meet,Ž Bitten said. We also have to have horn tests on file as mandated.ŽIn an attempt to be as sensitive as possible to people in surrounding areas, Bitten said O&NW has begun installing train whistles to use in lieu of the horns when possible, adding that although they are not quieter, they are more pleasingŽ to the ear in terms of tone.Both, however, meet federal guidelines, he said.The problem is that they are old and pretty rare. Its not like we can go to Walmart and get them so as we can acquire them, we have been retrofitting them onto our train cars,Ž Bitten said.Meanwhile, there are specialty sumo, pizza, barbecue, wine and craft beer trains scheduled throughout the year and seasonal event trains, like the Polar Express Train, which had more 48,000 passengers in November and December last year. The Wizard of Oz train that debuted in June.For Mount Dora festivals and special events, the train has been providing shuttle service between the Mount Dora Plaza and downtown Mount Dora during prime hours for people who do not want to worry about dealing with the citys tight parking issues.Bitten said this year there will be a Halloween-themed train ride that will include an on-board magician and a trickor-treat experience, an expanded Polar Express and at some point, The Pullman Experience,Ž that will give passengers a taste of the realŽ 1940s.Bitten said people will get service from staff dressed in era clothing, be served food and mixed drinks popular during that time and be entertained with big band music. Bitten said passengers can spend the night in Pull-man sleeping cars.That ride will give people the opportunity to experience what it was really like in the 1940s and 1950s. Were trying to make it a portal to the past,Ž Bitten said.For more information about the train rides, tick-eting and schedules, visit www.thefloridatrain. com. TRAINFrom Page A1

PAGE 7 | Monday, September 3, 2018 A7People in the crowd held signs that read Senator John McCain Thanks For Serving! GodspeedŽ and Rest In Peace Maverick.ŽFor his final resting place, McCain picked the historic site overlooking the Severn River, not Arlington National Cemetery, where his father and grandfather, both admirals, were buried.Years ago Chuck Larson, an admiral himself and an ally throughout McCains life, reserved four plots at the cemetery „ two for McCain and himself, and two for their wives, now widows. Larson died in 2014, and McCain wrote in a recent memoir that he wanted to be buried next to his friend, near where it began.ŽAmong the pallbearers on a list provided by McCains office were Frank Gamboa, his acad-emy roommate; Defense Secretary Jim Mattis; and two men who were POWs with McCain in Vietnam, John Fer and Everett Alvarez Jr.Tributes to McCain began Wednesday in Arizona and continued for the remainder of the week. On Saturday, speeches by his daughter Meghan and two former presidents „ Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Barack Obama „ remembered McCain as a patriot who could bridge painful rivalries. While their remarks made clear their admiration for him, they also represented a repudiation of President Donald Trumps brand of tough-talking, divisive politics. Trump and McCain were at odds during the 2016 campaign and for much of Trumps presidency.Theres a lesson to be learned this week about John McCain,Ž said Graham, R-S.C.No. 1, Americans appreciate military service. ... If you work hard and do your homework and know what youre talking about, people will listen to you. That if you pick big causes bigger than yourself, youll be remembered,Ž he told Fox News Sunday.ŽHe tried to drain the swamp before it was cool, that you can fight hard and still be respected. If you forgive, people appreciate it, and if you admit to mistakes, you look good as a stronger man. Thats the formula, John McCain. This was a civics lesson for anybody who wanted to listen. Why do we remember this man? Because of the way he conducted his public life.Ž MCCAINFrom Page A1 Statistics from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-sion differ, but still show an increase in the number of alligator bites suffered by humans since gators came off the endangered species list. Bites have increased from about six per year from 1971 through 1986 to about 10 per year from 1987 through 2017, according to FWC data.As population and development has increased in Florida, sci-entists say, so too have alligator attacks.University of North Florida researchers, studying interaction between humans and alligators, presented their findings to the Eco-logical Society of America in August. Of the many factors they studied, including temperature and rain, they found that humans were the only logical thing to blame for conflicts. Using simple pairwise linear regression, we found that only human population size was a reliable predictor of alligator attack rates in Florida during the period 1988-2016,Ž Morgan Golden-Ebanks and Adam E. Rosenblatt wrote in the study. As a result, management of humanalligator conflict should focus on limiting human-alligator interactions and preventing the further development of areas used by alligators.ŽGillette, 24, was a homeless woman bathing in the lake at about 1 a.m. last month when the alligator grabbed her arm and tried to pull her under, according to the Citrus County Chronicle. A friend helped her escape, and she was treated and released at a local hospital, the Chron-icle reported.In light of the attack, the wildlife commission is ramping up efforts to keep the public safe around gators.Were stepping up our actions when it comes to gators because, of course, public safety is paramount,Ž FWC spokeswoman Karen Parker said. If youve got a body of water in Florida, theres a good chance theres an alligator in it.ŽSince 2011, Parker said, 36 nuisance alligators have been removed from Lake Hernando alone. When FWC is notified of nuisance gators, it issues permits to contracted trappers who can sell off the gators hide and meat. At least 32 permits have been issued in Lake Her-nando since 2011, Parker said, some for multiple gators.Alligators are considered nuisance if they are more than 4 feet long and are believed to pose a threat to people, pets or property. The gator in last months incident is believed to be up to 6-feet long.FWCs response to alligator bite incidents is to remove the alligator involved,Ž she said. Every effort is made to ensure the responsible alligator has been removed.ŽStatewide, FWC said it received an average of 15,000 nuisance alligator complaints annually between 2012 and 2016. That led to the removal of more than 7,000 gators per year.After last months incident, FWC said two gators were removed: one was more than 6-feet long, the other over 7-feet.Swimming in a lake, like just now, and it came up out of nowhere and attacked,Ž the woman told the 911 operator. He was shaking me.ŽAlligators have been known to turn up in places where the public might not to expect to encounter one „ and those encounters can quickly turn deadly. Theyre also not exclusive to Florida.A 45-year-old woman was killed during an alliga-tor attack in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Cassandra Cline was walking her dog near a lagoon in a private resort when the gator attacked the dog. She died trying to rescue it.In June, a South Florida woman was bit and killed by an alligator at Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park lake in Davie. Like Cline, Shizuka Matsuki was walking her dogs when she was attacked.The FWC said dog walkers should keep pets at least 10 feet from the waters edge to try and avoid attacks. Parker said dogs and cats can appear like an alligators natural prey, prompting attacks. The best way to keep your pets safe, she said, is to not bring them near a lake.Even the most magical place on earthŽ is not immune to gator attacks. In June 2016, a Nebraska toddler was bending down to gather sand for a sandcastle at the edge of a lagoon on Walt Disney Worlds Grand Florid-ian Resort. A 7-foot gator reached up and bit the boys head. His father tried to save him, but couldnt wrestle his son from the gators jaw. An FWC report said the cause of death of the 2-year-old was a crushing bite to the head and drowning.The FWC offered these tips for reducing the likeli-hood of a gator attack:€ Never feed an alliga-tor. Its illegal and causes alligators to overcome their natural wariness and learn to associate people with food.€ Keep your distance if you see one. Alligators may look lethargic but can move quickly.€ Swim only in designated swimming areas during daylight hours. Alligators are most active between dusk and dawn.€ Keep pets away from the water (at least 10 feet from the waters edge).The FWC encourages anyone who believes a specific a lligator poses a threat to people, pets or property to call the Nui-sance Alligator Hotline at (866) 392-4286. ATTACKSFrom Page A1Alligators biting humans have increased from about six per year from 1971 through 1986 to about 10 per year from 1987 through 2017. [AP PHOTO/LUIS M. ALVAREZ]


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PAGE 9 | Monday, September 3, 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 Its shameful that the U.S. remains the only industrialized nation that does not guarantee paid leave for new parents. Its also counterproductive. Study after study shows widespread benefits for families and society when new parents have adequate time to bond with their babies. Federal law guarantees the time off for those who choose to take it, but not replacement pay „ and many workers simply cant afford the loss of income. Democrats have been pushing to change that in recent years, but with little progress in the Republican-controlled Congress despite bipartisan support for paid family leave among voters. So its encouraging, at first glance, to finally see interest from the other side of the aisle. Its disappointing, however, that it has taken the form of Sen. Marco Rubios (R-Fla.) Economic Security for New Parents Act, a gimmicky proposal that gives with one hand and takes away with the other. Rubios bill would allow working parents around the country to take partially paid parental leave when they have or adopt a child. But to do so, they would agree to stick their future selves with the bill by tapping their Social Security benefits. Under the plan, a parent would receive two months of paid parental leave in return for a three-to six-month delay in receiving Social Security benefits. What parent wouldnt agree to such a Faustian bargain if it would ensure their children a strong start in life? Experts say that parental bonding is crucial for the healthy development of a babys body and mind during the first six months of life. And it would be perfectly understandable if new parents happily traded the economic security of their hypothetical older selves for the certainty of adequate baby bonding time. We get that Republicans are reluctant to enhance entitlements, add to the federal deficit or ask workers to shell out more money for retirement, but even if were talking about just a few months of retirement income, it is dangerous idea to tap the buynow, pay-later model that has trapped so many Americans in financial holes they cant escape. Most Americans are already shockingly ill-prepared for retirement and many face impoverishment in their later years even with Social Security benefits. Turning the Social Security Trust Fund into the Bank of Parental Leave wont improve its fiscal health. We should be looking at policies to shore up the system and encourage retirement savings „ not cooking up convoluted borrowing schemes that will only make retirement less achievable. Studies show that paid parental leave policies produce healthier babies who grow up to be well-adjusted adults. Its also good for workers. Women who are eligible for paid parental leave are more likely to stay in the workforce if they have access to a paid leave program, and that affects their future earning potential. Making sure that all new parents can afford to take the time off to care for their children shouldnt come at the cost of putting off ones retirement for months or even years. The Los Angeles TimesOUR OPINIONRubios bad bargain for parental leave ANOTHER OPINION OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comBefore joining our union a few years ago, Camika Lewis was making just $7.25 an hour working for a subcontracting company as a customer service representative at Newark International Airport. For more than two decades, she had been putting in a full 40 hours a week at the airport, but was forced to pursue extra hours at nursing assistant and cosmetology jobs to make ends meet. After paying her student loans and utility bills, she struggled to buy enough groceries. It was a sense of despair, and a drive to lift herself out of poverty, that compelled Lewis to become a leader in our unions effort to raise wages and working conditions at Newark International in New Jersey, as well as at JFK and LaGuardia airports in New York. She participated in years of strikes, marches into management offices, rallies, civil disobedience and demonstrations at public meetings of the Port Authority that runs the airports. Now, Lewis and 40,000 of her co-workers in security, fueling, baggage handling, customer support and cleaning are on the path to a $19 minimum wage. On this Labor Day, that is a victory worth celebrating and one of many recent signs of resurgence within the American labor movement. For the first time in years, the percentage of union membership held steady in 2017, thanks in part to young peoples burgeoning enthusiasm for unions. The total number of union members grew by 262,000 last year, and three quarters of these gains were among workers under 34 years old. The appeal of unions is growing among young workers like Lewis who are struggling with student loan debt, rising housing costs, lack of benefits, grueling hours, capricious work environments, discrimination, harassment and precarious job security. In North Carolina, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, Kentucky and Colorado, teachers have pulled off a series of highly successful strikes involving students and their parents, filled state capitols, and effectively persuaded elected official to invest in childrens futures. Another example of unions renewed militancy and efficacy is the Fight for $15, which had its first successes advocating for higher pay for fast food workers. A movement that started with a strike at a New York City McDonalds has spread like wildfire, and now 17 percent of Americans will live in a city or state with a $15 minimum wage by 2022, and 22 million workers have seen raises as a result of the campaign. The union f or which I work, 32BJ, has adopted innovative multi-employer agreements to create a higher wage floor for entire industry sectors. Over the past 20 years, we have used this approach to organize nearly 100,000 new members up and down the East Coast in the airport, security, cleaning, residential building and food service industries. Unions are still the best vehicle workers have to fight for better wa ges, benefits and working conditions. And unions are pushing a bold vision for issues beyond the workplace, including expanded Social Security, progressive taxation, affordable health care, extended sick time and family leave, child care benefits, pre-K for all children, no-cost college and the reduction of student loan debt. Before the union, there was no respect from management and no hope in our workplace,Ž said Lewis about her co-workers at the airport. Now, people are actually coming to work with a sense of motivation, commitment and empowerment because with a $19 wage, an airport job can become a career that supports a family and a better future.Ž Lets keep our ears closer to the ground: Working Americans are more than ready to join together in union. Hector Figueroa is president of SEIU 32BJ, which has more than 163,000 members and is the largest and fastestgrowing property services union in the United States.ANOTHER OPINIONWhy unions still matter, on Labor Day and alwaysFor the rst time in years, the percentage of union membership held steady in 2017, thanks in part to young peoples burgeoning enthusiasm for unions. The total number of union members grew by 262,000 last year, and three quarters of these gains were among workers under 34 years old. The school year has begun throughout Lake County and thousands of students are on a new learning adventure. As a teacher at Leesburg Elementary School, it is my honor to work with a passionate and committed group of professionals that empower students to reach their greatest potential. As such, we are endeavoring to outfit each of our classrooms with 100 books that reflect the cultural diversity of our student community. Research shows that students are more inclined to read books that not only aligns with their interests, but also reflects their culture or ethnicity. On our campus, more than 63 percent of our students are minorities, which lends itself to this quote: Books should be mirrors and windows.Ž A students ability to read on grade level impacts their future success. Putting books in the hands of our kids is critical to improving comprehension, vocabulary and writing skills that are necessary throughout their lives, both academically and professionally. So how do we accomplish this ambitious goal? We need our Lake County communities to come together and make Leesburg Elementary School a priority for charitable consideration. There are so many organizations in and around the Villages, Lady Lake, Leesburg and more that would benefit from establishing a relationship with our wonderful school. We welcome the opportunity to speak with your clubs, businesses and non-profit organizations to share our mission of not only achieving this goal, but to build a community that will support a school that is making a difference for the children and families in our county. Our classroom library drive is off to a great start, but there is more to do. Our book drive began with a goal of $35,000 but with some generous donations our new target is $20,000. The sooner we achieve this objective, the sooner we can get these much needed books into the hands of our students. We recognize that many of our neighboring communities support other schools, but Leesburg Elementary School is equally if not more worthy of your support. We have improved our school grade by increasing academic growth on Florida State Assessments, won the 2017-18 State STEAM championship, have an active volunteer tutoring programTutors for Kids; awarded the 21st Century grant for tutoring and enrichment and more. Leesburg Elementarys dedicated administration aims to build community relationships that enhance our school culture and services that empower our students to be successful in the world around them. Today, your investment in Leesburg Elementary will reap huge benefits now and in the future. It will make a difference in the lives of a very deserving community. Please reach out and make that connection. Come by for a visit or let us come to speak with your organization. Make this endeavor a reality for our kids. Catherine Teodosio is a fourth-grade ELA teacher at Leesburg Elementary.ANOTHER OPINIONTeacher seeks book donations for students


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PAGE 11 | Monday, September 3, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Joe ReedyAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE „ When he was coach at South Florida in 2015, Willie Taggart looked across the field to the Florida State sideline at Doak Camp-bell Stadium and wondered what it would be like to be the Seminoles coach.Taggart will find out tonight when he makes his Florida State debut, leading the 19th-ranked Seminoles against No. 20 Virginia Tech.When I became a head coach, I always thought that I can do it someday,Ž Taggart said. It just happened quicker than I thought it would. Its very gratifying because you worked so hard to get there. So to finally do that is very exciting.ŽNow that he has his dream job, he needs to ensure it doesnt become a nightmare.His career record at West-ern Kentucky, South Florida and Oregon was 47-50 over eight seasons. Though a report ranked him as the most overrated coach in the coun-try, Taggart has gone 25-12 the last three seasons (two at USF, one at Oregon).Taggart left Oregon after just one season, a surprise to many in the college football world who didnt know of his affinity for Florida State. The 42-year old Taggart is only the third Florida State coach since 1976, when Bobby Bowden was hired. There wasnt a search in 2010 when Jimbo Fisher took over the program after being named head coach in waiting in 2007.Taggart has no prior ties to the program, but that doesnt mean he doesnt know the history or tradition. The Pal-metto, Florida, native grew up as a Florida State fan and said his love affair with the pro-gram started watching Deion Sanders and Charlie Ward.But after leading Manatee High School in Bradenton to a state title, Taggart wasnt recruited by Florida State and instead the prep quarterback landed at Western Kentucky.Taggarts mom, Gloria James, said her daughters were Florida fans but that she and her sons grew up support-ing the Seminoles.I would say that he was always interested in Florida State from when he was a little child,Ž she said. He always said that was his dream of being a player there. And if not being a player there being a coach there. Its where he wants to be now.ŽTaggarts TimeFlorida State head coach Willie Taggart answers a question during the Atlantic Coast Conference media day on July 19 in Charlotte, N.C. Taggart grew up a Florida State fan and now the 42-year old has his dream job of coaching the Seminoles. [AP PHOTO/CHUCK BURTON, FILE] Florida State coach tackles dream jobFlorida State quarterback Deondre Francois (12) missed most of last season with an injury but is back to lead the Seminoles offense this season. [AP PHOTO/MIKE STEWART, FILE] Florida State coach Willie Taggart watches his team during practice on Aug. 6 in Tallahassee. [JOE RONDONE/TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT VIA AP, FILE] TodayWho: No. 20 Virginia Tech vs. No. 19 Florida State When: 8 p.m. Where: Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee TV: ESPNBy Graham HallCorrespondentGAINESVILLE „ Van Jeffersons debut in the orange and blue lived up to the months of hype.While the opponent hardly resembled an SEC foe, Floridas offense appeared revitalized from the start as the Gators took a 38-0 halftime lead and never looked back in downing Charleston Southern 53-6 in Saturdays season opener.And Jefferson, the redshirt junior transfer from Ole Miss who only just received immedi-ate eligibility during preseason camp, was front and center in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.After fellow transfer Trevon Grimes commenced the scor-ing barrage on a 34-yard touchdown reception, Jef-ferson got in on the action to lead off the second quarter on a slant from quarterback Feleipe Franks for six.It was good, my first touch-down. It was electric,Ž Jefferson said. I hope for many more.ŽJefferson and the Florida faithful didnt have to wait long for his hopes to become a reality.The 6-foot-2 playmaker hauled in Floridas final touchdown of the first half, a 3-yard pass from Franks, to give the Gators a commanding 35-point advantage.It was readily apparent that the slant pass, while hardly the most attractive play in the offensive repertoire, was a play UF intended to use to its advantage.When you consider Franks arm strength and Jeffersons ball skills, its obvious why Florida plans on employing an offensive staple to create a mismatch in the defense.Although the play seemingly worked to perfection against the Buccaneers, Floridas upcoming opposition take heed: Jefferson believes the play can still improve.Really just a one-on-one situation, just make sure I lock the DBs hips and get in front of them,Ž Jefferson said. Me and Feleipe work on that countless times in practice, and it was just showing in the game, so you know he did a great job placing the ball. And I think I did a pretty good job of locking the DBs hip; prob-ably couldve did a little bit better, but, you know, Ill get that corrected this week.ŽJe erson catches on for UFTransfer receiver catches 2 TDs as Gators rollBy Howard FendrichAssociated PressNEW YORK „ Serena Williams yells of Come on!Ž crescendoed right along with the tension in a fourth-round U.S. Open match that began as a rout and suddenly became riveting.When she ripped a back-hand winner to claim the third sets opening game Sunday, Williams let out her loudest shout of the day, leaning forward and rocking both arms. This turned into a test, and she passed it.Williams reached the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows for a 10th consecutive appearance „ she wasnt there last year because she gave birth to her daughter during the tourna-ment „ by picking her level up after a lull and using 18 aces to beat Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-0, 4-6, 6-3. It wasnt an easy match at all. She obviously knows how to play,Ž said Wil-liams, a six-time U.S. Open champion who finished with more than twice as many winners as Kanepi, 47-22. I was just happy to get through it.ŽThis was filled with big hitting by both women, along with all manner of shifts in momentum and quality of play. In the 18-minute shutout of the first set, Kanepi was tight and Williams was pretty much perfect, grabbing 24 of 30 points.But after compiling 14 winners and only two unforced errors in that set, Williams began making mistakes, becoming less and less comfortable as Kanepi grew increasingly so. Serena passes big test at US OpenSerena Williams reacts during the fourth round of the U.S. Open against Kaia Kanepi on Sunday in New York. [AP PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER] By Doug FergusonAssociated PressNORTON, Mass. „ Abraham Ancer of Mexico opened with three straight birdies on his way to a 6-under 65 to take a oneshot lead Sunday over a familiar figure going into the final round of the Dell Technologies Championship.It wasnt Tiger Woods, but the guy playing with him „ Bryson DeChambeau, who is coming off a four-shot victory in the first FedEx Cup playoff event and shot 63 while playing with Woods for the first time in a tournament.DeChambeau and Tyrrell Hatton (69) were one shot behind.It figures to be another frantic Labor Day finish on the TPC Boston.Ancer, at No. 92 in the FedEx Cup just hopeful of getting into the top 70 to advance to the playoff event next week outside Philadelphia, was at 13-under 200. A victory would assure a trip to the Tour Championship and a spot in the Masters.Even with 18 holes left, thats a long way off.Ten players were within four shots of the lead, a group that included Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth.Woods had to settle for a 69 that left him in a tie for 16th, six shots behind. At least he saw plenty of good golf. DeChambeau has become one of his regular practice partners, though they had never been in the same group until Sunday.DeChambeau opened with two birdies and finished even stronger, with short birdie putts on the 16th and 17th, and then a 5-iron from 237 yards that stopped rolling 2 feet from the hole for an eagle.Ancer takes 1-shot lead at TPC Boston He always said that was his dream of being a player there. And if not being a player there being a coach there. Its where he wants to be now.ŽGloria James, Taggarts momSee GATORS, B3 See TENNIS, B3 See TAGGART, B3 See GOLF, B3


B2 Monday, September 3, 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 TVCOLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN „ Virginia Tech at Florida St. (specialized coverage on ESPNU & ESPNEWS) DRAG RACING 11 a.m. FS1 „ NHRA, U.S. Nationals, “ nals, at Indianapolis 1 p.m. FOX „ NHRA, U.S. Nationals, “ nals, at Indianapolis GOLF 11:30 a.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Dell Technologies Championship, “ nal round, at Boston 1:30 p.m. NBC „ PGA Tour, Dell Technologies Championship, “ nal round, at Boston HORSE RACING 4 p.m. FS2 „ Saratoga Live, Hopeful Stakes, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN „ Boston at Atlanta FS-Florida „ Philadelphia at Miami 4 p.m. ESPN „ N.Y. Yankees at Oakland 7 p.m. SUN „ Tampa Bay at Toronto 8 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers OR San Diego at Arizona 11 p.m. MLB „ Baltimore at Seattle (joined in progress) TENNIS 11 a.m. ESPN2 „ U.S. Open, round of 16, at New York 7 p.m. ESPN2 „ U.S. Open, round of 16, at New York FOOTBALL MAJOR COLLEGE SCORESEASTBoston College 55, UMass 21 Bryant 41, New Haven 31 Buffalo 48, Delaware St. 10 Colgate 24, Holy Cross 17 Duquesne 45, Lock Haven 0 Georgetown 39, Marist 14 Lehigh 21, St. Francis (Pa.) 19 Penn St. 45, Appalachian St. 38, OT Pittsburgh 33, Albany (NY) 7 Rutgers 35, Texas St. 7 Sacred Heart 35, Lafayette 6 Villanova 19, Temple 17 William & Mary 14, Bucknell 7SOUTHAlabama 51, Louisville 14 Alabama A&M 37, Miles 0 Alabama St. 26, Tuskegee 20, OT Auburn 21, Washington 16 Boise St. 56, Troy 20 Charlotte 34, Fordham 10 Clemson 48, Furman 7 Davidson 34, Brevard 13 ETSU 28, Mars Hill 7 Florida 53, Charleston Southern 6 Florida A&M 41, Fort Valley St. 7 Gardner-Webb 52, Limestone 17 Georgia 45, Austin Peay 0 Georgia Southern 37, SC State 6 Georgia Tech 41, Alcorn St. 0 Hampton 38, Shaw 10 Indiana 38, FIU 28 Jacksonville 63, St. Augustines 14 Kentucky 35, Cent. Michigan 20 Lamar 70, Kentucky Christian 7 Liberty 52, Old Dominion 10 Louisiana Tech 30, South Alabama 26 Louisiana-Lafayette 49, Grambling St. 17 Maryland 34, Texas 29 Memphis 66, Mercer 14 Mississippi St. 63, Stephen F. Austin 6 NC State 24, James Madison 13 Norfolk St. 34, Virginia St. 13 South Carolina 49, Coastal Carolina 15 South Florida 34, Elon 14 Southern Miss. 55, Jackson St. 7 Stetson 48, Point (Ga.) 7 Tennessee St. 34, Bethune-Cookman 3 Towson 36, Morgan St. 10 Vanderbilt 35, Middle Tennessee 7 Virginia 42, Richmond 13 W. Carolina 33, Newberry 26 West Virginia 40, Tennessee 14 Wofford 28, The Citadel 21MIDWESTButler 23, Youngstown St. 21 Dayton 49, Robert Morris 28 Illinois 31, Kent St. 24 Illinois St. 46, St. Xavier 0 Iowa 33, N. Illinois 7 Kansas St. 27, South Dakota 24 Marshall 35, Miami (Ohio) 28 Missouri 51, UT Martin 14 N. Dakota St. 49, Cal Poly 3 Nicholls 26, Kansas 23, OT Notre Dame 24, Michigan 17 Ohio 38, Howard 32 Ohio St. 77, Oregon St. 31 Toledo 66, VMI 3SOUTHWESTArkansas 55, E. Illinois 20 Arkansas St. 48, SE Missouri 21 Baylor 55, Abilene Christian 27 Houston 45, Rice 27 Houston Baptist 49, SW Baptist 7 Mississippi 47, Texas Tech 27 Morehouse 34, Ark.-Pine Bluff 30 N. Arizona 30, UTEP 10 New Mexico 62, Incarnate Word 30 North Texas 46, SMU 23 Oklahoma 63, FAU 14 TCU 55, Southern U. 7 Texas Southern 26, Texas-Permian Basin 16 Tulsa 38, Cent. Arkansas 27FAR WESTAir Force 38, Stony Brook 0 Arizona St. 49, UTSA 7 BYU 28, Arizona 23 California 24, North Carolina 17 Cincinnati 26, UCLA 17 E. Washington 58, Cent. Washington 13 Fresno St. 79, Idaho 13 Hawaii 59, Navy 41 McNeese St. 17, N. Colorado 14 Montana 26, N. Iowa 23 North Alabama 34, S. Utah 30 Oregon 58, Bowling Green 24 Sacramento St. 55, St. Francis (Ill.) 7 San Diego 38, W. New Mexico 9 Southern Cal 43, UNLV 21 Washington St. 41, Wyoming 19 TENNIS ATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURU.S. OPENSundays results at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York (seedings in parentheses):Mens Singles Fourth RoundRafael Nadal (1), Spain, def. Nikoloz Basilashvili, Georgia, 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-4. Dominic Thiem (9), Austria, def. Kevin Anderson (5), South Africa, 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (2).Womens Singles Fourth Round Serena Williams (17), United States, def. Kaia Kanepi, Estonia, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3. Karolina Pliskova (8), Czech Republic, def. Ashleigh Barty (18), Australia, 6-4, 6-4. Anastasija Sevastova (19), Latvia, def. Elina Svitolina (7), Ukraine, 6-3, 1-6, 6-0.Mens Doubles Third Round Austin Krajicek, United States and Tennys Sandgren, United States, def. Jurgen Melzer, Austria and Nikola Mektic, Croatia, 6-3, 6-4. Lukasz Kubot, Poland and Marcelo Melo (7), Brazil, def. Nicolas Mahut, France and PierreHugues Herbert (9), France, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3. Maximo Gonzalez, Argentina and Nicolas Jarry, Chile, def. Roman Jebavy, Czech Republic and Andres Molteni, Argentina, 6-3, 6-4.Womens Doubles Third Round Barbora Krejcikova, Czech Republic and Katerina Siniakova (1), Czech Republic, def. Laura Siegemund, Germany and Lyudmyla Kichenok, Ukraine, 6-3, 6-2. Irina Khromacheva, Russia and Dalila Jakupovic, Slovenia, def. Oksana Kalashnikova, Georgia and Nao Hibino, Japan, 6-4, 6-1. Samantha Stosur, Australia and Shuai Zhang, China, def. Vera Zvonareva, Russia and Timea Bacsinszky, Switzerland, 6-3, 6-3. Kristina Mladenovic, France and Timea Babos (2), Hungary, def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Germany and Raquel Atawo (14), United States, 6-3, 6-4.Mixed Doubles Second Round Edouard Roger-Vasselin, France and Andrea Sestini Hlavackova (5), Czech Republic, def. Rajeev Ram, United States and Kveta Peschke, Czech Republic, 6-4, 7-5. Nadiia Kichenok, Ukraine and Wesley Koolhof, Netherlands, def. Ivan Dodig, Croatia and Latisha Chan (4), Taiwan, walkover. Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United States and Jamie Murray, Britain, def. Juan Sebastian Cabal, Colombia and Abigail Spears (8), United States, 6-4, 7-6 (2). Franko Skugor, Croatia and Raluca-Ioana Olaru, Romania, def. Michael Venus, New Zealand and Katarina Srebotnik (7), Slovenia, 4-6, 6-4, 16-14.U.S. OPEN SHOW COURT SCHEDULESToday at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New YorkArthur Ashe StadiumMadison Keys (14), United States, vs. Dominika Cibulkova (29), Slovakia Novak Djokovic (6), Serbia, vs. Joao Sousa, Portugal Carla Suarez-Navarro (30), Spain, vs. Maria Sharapova (22), Russia John Millman, Australia, vs. Roger Federer (2), SwitzerlandLouis Armstrong StadiumKei Nishikori (21), Japan, vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany Aryna Sabalenka (26), Belarus, vs. Naomi Osaka (20), Japan Marin Cilic (7), Croatia, vs. David Gof“ n (10), BelgiumGrandstandMarketa Vondrousova, Czech Republic, vs. Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA New York Red Bulls 17 7 4 55 50 29 Atlanta United FC 16 4 6 54 55 30 New York City FC 14 7 6 48 50 36 Columbus 12 8 7 43 35 34 Philadelphia 12 11 4 40 39 41 Montreal 11 14 3 36 37 45 New England 7 10 9 30 39 42 D.C. United 7 11 6 27 39 42 Toronto FC 7 14 6 27 45 52 Orlando City 7 16 3 24 40 61 Chicago 6 15 6 24 37 52 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 14 6 7 49 47 37 Los Angeles FC 13 7 7 46 54 42 Sporting Kansas City 13 7 6 45 48 33 Real Salt Lake 13 10 5 44 48 46 Seattle 12 9 5 41 35 27 Portland 11 7 8 41 38 36 Vancouver 11 9 7 40 45 52 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 10 8 38 51 54 Minnesota United 9 15 2 29 38 52 Houston 7 13 7 28 43 42 Colorado 6 14 6 24 31 48 San Jose 4 15 8 20 41 52 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieSaturdays GamesSeattle 3, Sporting Kansas City 1 Montreal 3, New York 0 Philadelphia 2, Orlando City 2, tie Portland 1, New England 1, tie Columbus 2, New York City FC 1 FC Dallas 4, Houston 2 Los Angeles FC 4, Toronto FC 2 Real Salt Lake 6, Los Angeles Galaxy 2 Vancouver 2, San Jose 1Sundays GameAtlanta United FC at D.C. United, lateWednesdays GamesNew England at New York City FC, 7 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 8D.C. United at New York City FC, 4:55 p.m. Orlando City at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Colorado at Portland, 10:30 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 x-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; xclinched playoff spotSaturdays GameSky Blue FC at Washington, ppd.Tuesdays GameSky Blue FC at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.Fridays GameSeattle at Portland, 10 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 8Orlando at Sky Blue FC, noon Chicago at Utah, 3:30 p.m. Houston at North Carolina, 7:30 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Chicago -137 at Milwaukee +127 at Washington -164 St. Louis +154 Philadelphia -142 at Miami +132 at Pittsburgh -154 Cincinnati +144 at Colorado -113 San Francisco +103 at Los Angeles -125 New York +115 at Arizona -225 San Diego +205American Leagueat Chicago -125 Detroit +115 at Houston -225 Minnesota +205 at Oakland -113 New York +103 at Cleveland -200 Kansas City +180 at Toronto Off Tampa Bay Off Los Angeles -113 at Texas +103 at Seattle -172 Baltimore +160InterleagueBoston -113 at Atlanta +103COLLEGE FOOTBALL TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Florida State 6 7 55 Virginia TechFridayTCU 17 20 Off at SMUSaturdayat Army 10 9 Off Liberty at Coast. Caro. Off Off Off UAB Georgia Tech Pk 3 Off at So. Florida at Michigan 27 28 Off W. Michigan Appalachian St. 14 13 Off at Charlotte at Purdue 12 14 Off E. Michigan at Wisconsin 33 35 Off New Mexico at FAU 8 8 Off Air Force at ODU +1 1 Off FIU at Northwestrn 3 2 Off Duke Mississippi St. 3 10 Off at Kansas St. at Houston 3 4 Off Arizona at Vanderbilt 8 9 Off Nevada at NC State 23 24 Off Georgia St. at Oklahoma Off Off Off UCLA at Utah St. 16 18 Off NMSU at Cent. Michigan 4 6 Off Kansas at UNLV 22 22 Off UTEP Memphis 4 4 Off at Navy North Carolina 10 14 Off at E. Carolina at Ohio State 31 33 Off Rutgers at Temple 6 5 Off Buffalo Georgia 9 9 Off at S.Carolina at UTSA Off Off Off Baylor at Alabama 35 37 Off Arkansas St. at Nebraska 3 5 Off Colorado at South. Miss. 9 6 Off ULM at Notre Dame 39 33 Off Ball St. at Iowa 3 4 Off Iowa St. Maryland 14 15 Off at Bowl. Grn at Georgia Southern 2 1 Off UMass Clemson 13 13 Off at Texas A&M at Missouri 15 16 Off Wyoming at Indiana 7 6 Off Virginia at Florida 13 15 Off Kentucky Utah 7 10 Off at No. Illinois at Minnesota 1 3 Off Fresno St. Arkansas 6 12 Off at Colo. St. Miami Ohio 2 1 Off Cincinnati at Texas 21 22 Off Tulsa at Oklahoma St. 33 31 Off So. Alabama Penn St. 9 10 Off at Pittsburgh at Stanford 4 6 Off Southern Cal. at BYU 1 1 Off California at Boise St. 32 33 Off UConn Michigan St. 5 7 Off at Arizona St. at Wash. St. 36 36 Off San Jose St. at Hawaii 14 16 Off RiceNFL ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Philadelphia 5 2 45 AtlantaNext SundayPittsburgh 6 5 46 at Cleveland at Minnesota 5 6 46 San Fran. at Indianapolis 1 3 47 Cincinnati at Baltimore 3 7 41 Buffalo Jacksonville 3 3 43 at N.Y. Giants at New Orleans 7 9 49 Tampa Bay at New England 6 6 51 Houston Tennessee 1 1 45 at Miami at L.A. Chargers 3 3 47 Kansas City at Denver 1 3 42 Seattle at Carolina 2 2 43 Dallas at Arizona Pk Pk 44 Washington at Green Bay 8 7 47 ChicagoNext Mondayat Detroit 6 6 44 N.Y. Jets L.A. Rams 1 4 49 at OaklandUpdated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLMajor League BaseballMLB „ Suspended New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone one game and “ ne him an undisclosed “ ne for his actions during an Aug. 31 game against Detroit.American LeagueTEXAS RANGERS „ Recalled LHP Yohander Mendez from Round Rock (PCL).Midwest LeagueQUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS „ Announced the extension of their player development contract with the Houston Astros through the 2020 season.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueARIZONA CARDINALS „ Claimed OL Blaine Clausell off waivers from Carolina, DT Garrison Smith off waivers from Atlanta and OL Jeremy Vujnovich off waivers from Indianapolis. Signed DE Zach Moore. Waived-injured DE Vontarrius Dora and S A.J. Howard. Released OL Evan Boehm and OL Will Holden. Signed OL Will House, DE Alec James, QB Charles Kanoff, FB Elijhaa Penny, DT Pasoni Tasini, WR Jalen Tolliver and TE Andrew Vollert to the practice squad. BALTIMORE RAVENS „ Signed G Randin Crecelius, RB Gus Edwards, DE-LB Myles Humphrey, G Nico Siragusa, RB DeLance Turner, TE Darren Waller, WR-KR Tim White and FB Christopher Ezeala to the practice squad. BUFFALO BILLS „ Claimed P Corey Bojorquez off waivers from New England and CB Ryan Lewis off waivers from Baltimore. Released P Colton Schmidt. Signing S Dean Marlowe, WR Cam Phillips, RB Keith Ford, LB Corey Thompson, CB Levi Wallace, DE Mike Love, OL Gerhard de Beer and OL DeOndre Wesley to the practice squad. CAROLINA PANTHERS „ Placed OT Matt Kalil on injured reserve. Signed CB Loenzo Doss. Signed QB Kyle Allen, RB Reggie Bonnafon, WR Mose Frazier, TE Jason Vander Laan, G Taylor Hearn, OL Dorian Johnson, DE Kiante Anderson, DT Kendrick Norton, CB Cole Luke and S Dezmen Southward to the practice squad. CHICAGO BEARS „ Waived OL Hroniss Grasu. Placed TE Adam Shaheen on injured reserve. Signed LB Khalil Mack and DL Nick Williams. CINCINNATI BENGALS „ Signed TE Moritz Bhringer, DT Andrew Brown, HB Quinton Flowers, HB Jordan Franks, CB C.J. Goodwin, C Brad Lundblade, OT Kent Perkins, CB KeiVarae Russell, WR Kermit Whit“ eld and LB Chris Worley to the practice squad. CLEVELAND BROWNS „ Claimed DL Carl Davis off waivers from Baltimore, DL Ifeadi Odenigbo off waivers from Minnesota, OL Aaron Neary off waivers from the Los Angeles Rams, DB Tavierre Thomas off waivers from Arizona and LB Tanner Vallejo off waivers from Buffalo. Waived OL Austin Reiter, DL Jamie Meder, DL Carl Nassib, LB Jermaine Grace and DB Jeremiah McKinnon. DALLAS COWBOYS „ Claimed G-C Adam Redmond off waivers from Buffalo and S Ibraheim Campbell off waivers from Houston. Waived G Kadeem Edwards and DT Brian Price. DENVER BRONCOS „ Claimed QB Kevin Hogan off waivers from Washington. Waived QB Paxton Lynch. DETROIT LIONS „ Claimed OL Andrew Donnal off waivers from Baltimore) and CB Dee Virgin off waivers from Houston. Waived C Leo Koloamatangi and OT Brian Mihalik. Signed DE Alex Barrett, CB Mike Ford, WR Chris Lacy, S Rolan Milligan, QB Jake Rudock, LB Darnell Sankey and OT Dan Skipper to the practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS „ Signed RB Joel Bouagnon, C Austin Davis, LB Kendall Donnerson, FB Joe Kerridge, DL Tyler Lancaster, DL James Looney, LB Greer Martini and G-OT Adam Pankey to the practice squad. HOUSTON TEXANS „ Claimed RB Buddy Howell off waivers from Miami, CB Natrell Jamerson off waivers from New orleans and S A.J. Moore off waivers from New England. Signed LB Davin Bellamy, CB Andre Chachere, C-G Kyle Fuller, OT Roderick Johnson, NT Darius Kilgo, TE Matt Lengel, G-T Chad Slade and WR Jester Weah to the practice squad. Waived S Kurtis Drummond, RB Troymaine Pope and TE MyCole Pruitt. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS „ Claimed S Corey Moore off waivers from Houston and DE Al-Quadin Muhammad off waivers from New Orleans. Waived DE Ryan Delaire and cornerback Lenzy Pipkins. Signed TE Mo Alie-Cox, WR Reece Fountain, WR Steve Ishmael, QB Phillip Walker and CB D.J. White to the practice squad. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS „ Signed QB Tanner Lee, CB Quenton Meeks, RB Brandon Wilds, CB Dee Delaney, LB Nick DeLuca, TE David Grinnage, DL Lyndon Johnson, WR Allen Lazard, OL KC McDermott and CB C.J. Reavis to the practice squad. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS „ Signed S Ron Parker. Placed S Daniel Sorensen on injured reserve. Claimed OL Ike Boettger off waivers from Buffalo. Released Matt McGloin. Signed QB Chase Litton, WRs Josh Crockett and Gehrig Dieter; DBs Arrion Springs, DMontre Wade and Leon McQuay; OL Jimmy Murray and Ryan Hunter; LB Rob McCray and DT Dee Liner to the practice squad. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS „ Re-signed TE Antonio Gates to a one-year contract. Claimed LB Emmanuel Ellerbee off waivers from Atlanta and NT T.Y. McGill off waivers from Kansas City. Waived QB Cardale Jones and LB Hayes Pullard. Signed DL Patrick Afriyie, WR Dylan Cantrell, S A.J. Hendy, LB DJuan Hines, WR Andre Patton, DL Steve Richardson and OT Trent Scott to the practice squad. LOS ANGELES RAMS „ Signed DB Dominique Hat“ eld, TE Temarrick Hemingway, WR Khadarel Hodge, G Jeremiah Kolone, TE Henry Krieger-Coble, WR Steven Mitchell, DB Steven Parker, QB Luis Perez and DB Ramon Richards to the practice squad. MIAMI DOLPHINS „ Claimed QB Luke Falk off waivers from Tennessee and WR Tanner McEvoy off waivers from New Orleans. Placed C Jake Brendel and LB Mike Hull on injured reserve. Released OT Sam Young. Signed G Isaac Asiata, WR Leonte Carroo, CB Jalen Davis, WR Isaiah Ford, C Connor Hilland, RB Jeremy Langford, DE CameronMalveaux, DT Jamiyus Pittman, LB Quentin Poling and DE Jonathan Woodard to the practice squad. MINNESOTA VIKINGS „ Claimed P Matt Wile off waivers from Pittsburgh. Released P Ryan Quigley. Signed WR Jeff Badet, WR Chad Beebe, LB Reshard Cliett, DT Curtis Cothran, LB Garret Dooley, C Cornelius Edison, G Colby Gossett, OT Storm Norton and S Jack Tocho to the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS „ Claimed WR Amara Darboh off waivers from Seattle and WR Chad Hansen off waivers from the New York Jets. Signed OL Cole Croston, QB Danny Etling, OL James Ferentz, DL Trent Harris, WR Riley McCarron, DT Vincent Valentine, RB Ralph Webb and CB Jomal Wiltz to the practice squad. Placed TE Ryan Izzo on injured reserve. NEW YORK GIANTS „ Claimed DE Mario Edwards, Jr. and DB Antonio Hamilton off waivers from Oakland, WR Kaelin Clay off waivers from Buffalo, C Spencer Pulley off waivers from the Los Angeles Chargers, DB Mike Jordan off waivers from Cleveland and DB Kamrin Moore off waivers from New Orleans. Terminated the contract of G John Jerry and DB William Gay. Waived QB Davis Webb, TE Jerell Adams, WR Hunter Sharp and DT Josh Banks. Signed LB Avery Moss, LB Calvin Munson, WR Alonzo Russell, WR Jawill Davis, TE Garrett Dickerson, DE Grant Haley, RB Jhurell Pressley and OT Victor Salako to the practice squad. OAKLAND RAIDERS „ Claimed OT T.J. Clemmings off waivers from Pittsburgh and OT Justin Murray off waivers from Cincinnati. Waived OT David Sharpe and OL Ian Silberman. Signed WR Marcell Ateman, WR Saeed Blacknall, TE Paul Butler, LB Jason Cabinda, S Dallin Leavitt, DT Gabe Wright and FB Ryan Yurachek to the practice squad. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES „ Claimed LB D.J. Alexander off waivers from Seattle. Waived LB Joe Walker. Signed RB Josh Adams, CB DeVante Bausby, LB Asantay Brown, TE Billy Brown, DT Winston Craig, WR Rashard Davis, DE Joe Ostman, CB Chandon Sullivan, C Jon Toth and WR Greg Ward to the practice squad. PITTSBURGH STEELERS „ Signed LB Keion Adams, CB Brian Allen, RB Jarvion Franklin, WR Trey Griffey, TE Bucky Hodges, DE Lavon Hooks, LB Farrington Huguenin, WR Tevin Jones, C Patrick Morris, OL R.J. Prince and TE Christian Scotland-Williamson to the practice squad. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS „ Signed LB Pita Taumoepenu, WR Steven Dunbar Jr., TE Ross Dwelley, DBs Emmanuel Moseley and Tyvis Powell, QB Nick Mullens, OL Najee Toran, DL Niles Scott and RB Jeff Wilson Jr. to the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS „ Signed TE Jerome Cunningham, RB Dalyn Dawkins, DB Joshua Kalu, OL Tyler Marz, LB Robert Spillane and DB Damon Webb to the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Signed RB Kapri Bibbs, WR Simmie Cobbs, Jr., TE Matt Flanagan, WR Darvin Kidsey, DB Kenny Ladler, LB Cassanova McKinzy, OT Timon Parris and DT JoJo Wicker to the practice squad.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueNHL „ Suspended Vegas D Nate Schmidt 20 games for violating the NHLs performanceenhancing substances policy. AUTO RACING NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPBOJANGLES SOUTHERN 500 LINEUPAfter qualifying Saturday, race Sunday, at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C. Lap length: 1.5 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 173.571 mph. 2. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 173.411. 3. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 173.204. 4. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 173.155. 5. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 173.064. 6. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 172.832. 7. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 172.511. 8. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 172.505. 9. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 172.336. 10. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 172.245. 11. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 171.381. 12. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 170.030. 13. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 172.790. 14. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 172.517. 15. (6) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 172.475. 16. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 172.408. 17. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 172.263. 18. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 172.034. 19. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 171.818. 20. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 171.734. 21. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 171.566. 22. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 171.542. 23. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 170.691. 24. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 170.572. 25. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 172.917. 26. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 172.881. 27. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 172.614. 28. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 172.293. 29. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 172.034. 30. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 171.812. 31. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 170.637. 32. (52) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, 170.430. 33. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 169.994. 34. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 169.042. 35. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 167.665. 36. (66) Timmy Hill, Toyota, 163.822. 37. (51) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 163.713. 38. (99) Derrike Cope, Chevrolet, 160.381. 39. (23) Joey Gase, Toyota, 154.734. 40. (96) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Toyota, 0.000.VERIZON INDYCARGRAND PRIX OF PORTLAND LINEUPAfter Saturdays qualifying, race Sunday, at Portland International Raceway, Portland, Ore. With qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, engine, time and speed in parentheses: 1. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 57.3467 (123.292 mph) 2. (1) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 57.6877 (122.563) 3. (27) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 57.7361 (122.461) 4. (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 57.8881 (122.139) 5. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 57.9699 (121.967) 6. (26) Zach Veach, Honda, 58.1057 (121.682) 7. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 57.6429 (122.659) 8. (10) Ed Jones, Honda, 57.6499 (122.644) 9. (98) Marco Andretti, Honda, 57.7277 (122.478) 10. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 57.7772 (122.374) 11. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 57.8554 (122.208) 12. (20) Jordan King, Chevrolet, 57.9010 (122.112) 13. (60) Jack Harvey, Honda, 57.9620 (121.983) 14. (6) Carlos Munoz, Honda, 57.6748 (122.591) 15. (59) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 57.9865 (121.932) 16. (19) Pietro Fittipaldi, Honda, 57.7321 (122.469) 17. (21) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 57.9939 (121.916) 18. (39) Santino Ferrucci, Honda, 57.7735 (122.381) 19. (4) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 58.0036 (121.896) 20. (30) Takuma Sato, Honda, 57.7848 (122.357) 21. (88) Gabby Chaves, Chevrolet, 58.1635 (121.561) 22. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 58.0983 (121.697) 23. (32) Alfonso Celis Jr, Chevrolet, 58.2735 (121.331) 24. (14) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 58.2531 (121.374) 25. (23) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 58.3219 (121.231)FORMULA ONEITALIAN GRAND PRIX Sunday at Monza Autodrome, Monza, Italy Lap length: 3.6 miles (x-received a 5-second time penalty for causing a collision with Bottas) 1. Lewis Hamilton, Britain, Mercedes GP, 53 laps, 1:16:54.484, 25 points. 2. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 53 laps, +8.705 seconds behind, 18. 3. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes GP, 53 laps, +14.066, 15. 4. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Ferrari, 53 laps, +16.151, 12. 5. x-Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull, 53 laps, +18.208, 10. 6. Romain Grosjean, France, Haas F1, 53 laps, +56.320, 8. 7. Esteban Ocon, France, Force India, 53 laps, +57.761, 6. 8. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Force India, 53 laps, +58.678, 4. 9. Carlos Sainz, Spain, Renault, 53 laps, +1;18.140, 2. 10. Lance Stroll, Canada, Williams, 52 laps, 1 lap, 1. 11. Sergey Sirotkin, Russia, Williams, 52 laps, 1 lap. 12. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Sauber-Ferrari, 52 laps, 1 lap. 13. Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgium, McLaren, 52 laps, 1 lap. 14. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Renault, 52 laps, 1 lap. 15. Pierre Gasly, France, Scuderia Toro Rosso, 52 laps, 1 lap. 16. Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, Sauber-Ferrari, 52 laps, 1 lap. 17. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, Haas F1, 52 laps, 1 lap. NR. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull, 23 laps, DNF. NR. Fernando Alonso, Spain, McLaren, 9 laps, DNF. NR. Brendon Hartley, New Zealand, Scuderia Toro Rosso, 0 laps, DNF.Driver Standings1. Lewis Hamilton, 256 2. Sebastian Vettel, 226 3. Kimi Raikkonen, 164 4. Valtteri Bottas, 159 5. Max Verstappen, 130 6. Daniel Ricciardo, 118 7. Nico Hulkenberg, 52 8. Kevin Magnussen, 49 9. Sergio Perez, 44 10. Fernando Alonso, 44 11. Esteban Ocon, 43 12. Romain Grosjean, 35 13. Carlos Sainz, 32 14. Pierre Gasly, 28 15. Charles Leclerc, 13 16. Stoffel Vandoorne, 8 17. Marcus Ericsson, 6 18. Lance Stroll, 5 19. Brendon Hartley, 2Manufacturers Standings1. Mercedes GP, 415 2. Ferrari, 390 3. Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 248 4. Haas Ferrari, 84 5. Renault, 84 6. McLaren Renault, 52 7. Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 30 8. Force India Mercedes, 28 9. Sauber Ferrari, 19 10. Williams Mercedes, 5 PRO FOOTBALL NFL REGULAR SEASONAll times Eastern WEEK 1 Thursdays GameAtlanta at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 9Buffalo at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Miami, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Houston at New England, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at New York Giants, 1 p.m. Kansas City at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Carolina, 4:25 p.m. Seattle at Denver, 4:25 p.m. Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m.Monday, Sept. 10New York Jets at Detroit, 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles Rams at Oakland, 10:20 p.m.By Andrew SeligmanThe Associated PressLAKE FOREST, Ill. „ Armed with a record extension after a block-buster trade, Khalil Mack is looking forward to a fresh start with the Chicago Bears.The two-time All-Pro said he is glad Im hereŽ and blessedŽ after a contract holdout with the Oakland Raiders ended with the star pass rusher getting dealt in a massive move on Saturday.Its been a whirlwind, but its been exciting,Ž Mack said Sunday. Its new and Im looking for-ward to it. I really cant wait. Im itching. Its been a long time since I played football.ŽHe held out for the entire offseason and pre-season trying to secure a long-term deal rather than play under the final year of his rookie contract that would have earned him $13.8 million.The Bears paid a big price, giving him a six-year, $141 million extension that guarantees $90 million. That made him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history, a day after the Rams Aaron Donald agreed to a six-year, $135 million deal, with $87 million guaranteed. Chicago sent Oakland first-round selections in 2019 and 2020, a sixth-rounder next year and a third-rounder in 2020. The Bears got a second-round selection in 2020 „ which Pace called a critical piece for usŽ „ and a conditional fifth-rounder that year.Mack acknowledged there is absolutelyŽ pressure that comes with a huge contract.But just based on how hard I worked and how hard I play, I want to be able to go out and show why „ and thats just me,Ž he said. Ive always thought of myself as the best defensive player in the league and I want to play like the best defensive player in the league. I want to be the best at what I do, and thats just me. Thats what comes with Mack. Good response?ŽWhat he brings could be a game changer for a franchise with four straight last-place finishes in the NFC North. Thats why general man-ager Ryan Pace decided to check with Oakland if Mack might be available.This is a premier player at a premier position, and this doesnt come around that often,Ž Pace said. So when it does come around, Im just proud that I work for an orga-nization thats willing to be aggressive in these times, and that Matt and I have the support to be aggressive, and that starts with ownership.ŽThe 2016 NFL Defen-sive Player of the Year, Mack has played in every game since the Raiders drafted him fifth overall in 2014. He has 231 pri-mary tackles, 40 sacks and nine forced fumbles.Coach Matt Nagy wasnt sure if Mack would play in the opener at Green Bay. But when he does suit up, a defense that ranked 10th overall last season figures to get a boost.The Bears have speed and athleticism on the edge with Mack and Leonard Floyd. They also believe they added a potential cornerstone player when they drafted inside linebacker Roquan Smith with the No. 8 overall pick.Mack looks forward to new start with Bears after trade

PAGE 13 | Monday, September 3, 2018 B3And he wants the past to be part of the future, which is a shift. During his tenure, Fisher hardly mentioned Bowden or former players that helped build the program.Bowden attended spring practices for the first time since he retired and will be at the opener. More than 200 former players also were at the spring game, including Sanders and Derrick Brooks.Taggart has said Bowden has an open invitation to practices, even volunteering to give Bowden his own park-ing space and golf cart.That all sounds good, but Taggart knows he has to deliver.Taggarts Gulf Coast Offense, which he describes as lethal simplicityŽ because it is uptempo and doesnt require a lot of reads, is aver-aging 37.8 points per game from 2015-17. Only Mike Gundy (Oklahoma State), Kliff Kingsbury (Texas Tech) and Urban Meyer (Ohio State) have averaged more. Taggart inherited a divided program that has failed to live up to expectations the last two seasons.Since winning 33 of 34 games between 2013 and 15, including a national championship, the Seminoles are 21-12, including 10-10 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. After being ranked third in last seasons preseason poll, they lost quarterback Deondre Francois to a season-ending knee injury and were 3-6 at one point before winning their final four games to avoid their first losing season since 1976.Before he began installing his offense and defense, Taggart tried to rebuild his team mentally. He instituted offseason team dinners, more interaction between players on offense and defense, along with a greater focus on the classroom. The last couple seasons under Fisher, Florida State was last among Power Five programs in the academic progress rate.During practices, music has replaced the yelling from assistant coaches.Hes more personable with the players,Ž running back Cam Akers said. Hes a real standup guy. He holds every-body accountable on and off the field.ŽThe cupboard is never totally bare at Florida State and Taggart does have some pieces in place to make things interesting in the ACC. Cam Akers ran for over 1,000 yards last season and Francois has reclaimed his starting job at quarterback.The defense returns only four starters but has one of the conferences top defensive backs in cornerback Levonta Taylor.ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit believes Taggarts reputation as a top recruiter should help him turn Florida States fortunes around.If they win (against Virginia Tech) and they look good doing it,Ž Herbstreit said, theyll go in the blink of an eye from a team thats kind of been overlooked to a team that all of a sudden everybodys worried about after 60 minutes of football.Ž TAGGARTFrom Page B1Franks praised UFs wide receiver contingent in the process while con-curring with Jefferson that Saturdays offen-sive display was a sign of things to come.I think all of our receivers had a really good night. I tried to spread the ball around so everybody got a little touch. And then we got some big tall guys in the red zone that are quick as well, so I was running the fade ball and (Jefferson) would run a slant or whatever,Ž Franks said. I think were just scratching the surface. We have a long way to go where everyone can reach their full potential.Ž GATORSFrom Page B1Hes my childhood idol,Ž DeChambeau said. Ive admired him my whole entire life. And to be finally able to play with him under tournament conditions, it was different. I was a little nervous, for sure. But I was able to get out there and execute shots and worry about my game and focus on hitting the best shots pos-sible. And I was able to play really well like that.ŽNot since Vijay Singh in 2008 has anyone captured the opening two FedEx Cup tournaments. DeChambeau led by four shots at Ridgewood Country Club last week and never was seri-ously challenged. This time, the 24-year-old Califor-nian will have to come from one shot behind against a 27-year-old playing in only his 49th PGA Tour event.Hatton had the lead until his approach on the par-4 12th went off a cart path and into the trees, and a search party of some three dozen fans and volunteers never found it. He did well to escape with a double bogey, and then finished with a birdie for a 69.Justin Rose (70) and Cameron Smith (67) were another shot behind, followed by Emiliano Grillo (64) and Kyle Stanley (66).McIlroy was making a charge until hitting into the water on the 16th hole and missing a short putt at the 18th. He had to settle for a 68 and was in a group at 9-under 204 that included Beau Hossler (68), Ryder Cup hopeful Tony Finau (67) and Spieth (68).On another gorgeous day that allowed for good scor-ing, Spieth didnt make a birdie until the seventh hole, dropped two shots on the tough stretch of the back nine, answered with two birdies and at least gave himself a chance.Spieth has yet to win this year, and with two events left, still has not secured a spot in the Tour Championship. More than being six shots behind, Woods has to climb past 15 players. He handled the par 5s, but didnt make much else and spent some 45 minutes on the putting green after his round.I didnt get a lot out of my round today,Ž Woods said. Looking ahead to Monday, he said he would need a round like he saw from DeChambeau. Ive got to make a bunch of birdies, get off to a quick start and just get rolling early,Ž Woods said. Kind of do what Bryson did today.ŽAncer knows what its like to be among the chaotic atmosphere that Woods brings to a tournament. He played in the group ahead of Woods in the third round of the Quicken Loans National, heard the cheers and delivered a 62 that hardly anyone saw.He didnt play his best from the final group, but it wouldnt have mattered with Francesco Molinari closing with a 62.Ancer got hot again, put-ting for birdie on every hole except No. 12, where he made a mental mistake by hitting 3-wood off the tee into a breeze and into a bunker. He was able to advance it only 100 yards.Even with seven birdies and a 65, Ancer missed three birdie chances inside 10 feet, including a 5-footer on the par-5 18th. GOLFFrom Page B1Kanepi is ranked only 44th, but shes been a top-20 player in the past and has made it to Grand Slam quarterfinals a half-dozen times. Sure, thats nothing compared to Williams 23 major titles, but its something. Plus, its worth remembering this: Kanepi eliminated No. 1 Simona Halep on Day 1 of this tournament.In a blink, Williams had a match on her hands. Kanepi was matching Williams power with booming groundstrokes of her own. She was getting better reads on Williams serves. And the 36-year-old American began making more and more mistakes.When Williams shanked a backhand return of a 103 mph serve, the match was a little more than an hour old, and it was all tied at a set apiece. That was the first set she had lost against Kanepi of the 10 theyd played to that point, and the first set Williams had lost at the 2018 U.S. Open, a run that included a 6-1, 6-2 victory over her older sister Venus in the third round Friday night.After that scream-inspir-ing hold to begin the final set, Williams broke right away to lead 2-0. She then faced a break point, but Kanepi wasted that chance by send-ing a backhand wide. From there, Williams smacked an ace at 118 mph, followed by a service winner at 113 mph to go up 3-0, and that essentially was that.Next comes a quarterfinal against 2016 runner-up Karolina Pliskova, who beat Williams in the U.S. Open semifinals that year.I really was feeling great that year. Im feeling great now, too. But it was a little bit different story, 2016. I was, like, a dark horse. Nobody was expecting me to get that far,Ž Pliskova said after beating No. 18 Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-4. I know she was the best at that time, but I just wanted to win. So thats why I won, because I believed I have a chance,Ž the No. 8-seeded Pliskova said. I have a game to beat her.ŽIn mens action, defending champion Rafael Nadal reached his fourth Grand Slam quarterfinal of the season, and 36th of his career, by getting past Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-4.Now is the moment to make the next step, step for-ward, play more aggressive. I did a lot of things well during the whole season. (It) is the moment to make it happen again,Ž said the No. 1-ranked Nadal, who has won 26 of his past 27 matches. I hope to be ready to make that happen.ŽHe gets two days rest before taking on No. 9 Domi-nic Thiem for a semifinal berth in what will be rematch of this years French Open final, which Nadal won in straight sets.Thiem prevented a rematch of last years U.S. Open final by eliminating 2017 runnerup and No. 5 seed Kevin Anderson 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (2).This will be Thiems first quarterfinal at a major other than the French Open „ and his first match against Nadal on a surface other than red clay.On clay, I think its one of the biggest challenges in sports to beat this guy or to compete with this guy,Ž Thiem said. I hope that its a little bit more comfortable on hard court, but Im not sure.Ž TENNISFrom Page B1Abraham Ancer chips onto the second green during the third round of the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., on Sunday. [AP PHOTO/MICHAEL DWYER] A er another loss to a rival, Michigan insists things are di erentBy Ralph D. RussoThe Associated PressSOUTH BEND, Ind. „ No. 14 Michigan looked a lot like the team that went 8-5 last season, struggling to make plays on offense while the defense tries to keep the Wol-verines in the game.In the end, against a rival, they came up short. It all seemed so familiar. Defensive end Chase Winovich insists Saturday nights loss to No. 12 Notre Dame did not feel the same to him „ and this season wont be the same for Michigan.I think the trajectory is were coming together in the locker room ... I did note is there wasnt a lot of blaming. It wasnt like pointing fingers,Ž Winovich said. The defense still feels like maybe going into the game we had some different expectations. But at the end of the day you give up 24 points or whatever we gave up, 24, right? Just puts a lot of pressure on your offense.ŽCredit the star defensive end for accountability, and Michigans defense did make key mistakes that aided Notre Dames offense, but the other side of the ball remains the biggest concern after a 24-17 loss that included one offensive touchdown for the Wolverines.The Wolverines averaged 4.4 yards per play. Top running back Karan Higdon carried 21 times at 3.4 yards per carry. Michigans longest run was 10 yards. The Wolverines allowed three sacks, all game changers. One knocked them out of field goal range. Another turned a second-and-goal from the 2 into third-and-goal from the 10. The last caused Shea Pat-tersons fumble with less than a minute left that sealed the game for Notre Dame.The offensive line was a problem last year and it did not distinguish itself against the Irish, but those sacks were not all on them.Patterson, a transfer from Mississippi, made some poor decisions in the face of pressure. Leading up to the opener, Patterson said Mich-igans offense is capable of attacking in multiple ways.Im very comfortable. Very comfortable with this offense,Ž he said. Diverse and going under center and shotgun and different formations, get the ball in open space. Run the ball and pass the ball downfield. Im really comfortable with it.ŽFamiliar defeatNotre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush runs through Michigan defenders in the second half of Saturdays game. By Melissa MurphyThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ A crowd gathered when Venus Wil-liams practiced with Sachia Vickery at the U.S. Open. Kids waited by the fence for autographs.The seven-time Grand Slam singles champion helped Vickery prepare for her first-round match. Vickery lost, but the thrill of hitting with her idol was a lasting memory.That was actually an experience of a lifetime for me, so Im still in shock a little bit,Ž said Vickery, a 23-year-old AfricanAmerican and former top-ranked junior player.Venus and Serena Williams have been a nearly constant presence at the U.S. Open since the debut of Arthur Ashe Stadium 21 years ago. Their 30 combined Grand Slam singles titles have changed the tennis landscape.Many American kids of color are taking part in youth programs, often citing the superstar sisters as the reason.Theres certainly more diverse activity from an ethnic standpoint since they came on the scene,Ž said D.A. Abrams, chief diver-sity and inclusion officer for the U.S. Tennis Association. At junior tournaments at higher levels, theyre more diverse ethnically than they were in the past.ŽThe No. 1 junior is 14-year-old AfricanAmerican Cori CocoŽ Gauff, who once practiced on the same park courts in Delray Beach, Florida, as the Williams sisters. Patrick Mouratoglou, Serenas coach, worked with Gauff at his academy in Paris and she recently won the French Open girls title.First of all, shes a great competitor. Second of all, she has incredible abilities,Ž Mouratoglou said. Every-thing else is just work. And shes a hard worker.ŽSeveral young black players were competing in the final major of the season at Flushing Meadows. Whitney Osuigwe recently won the USTA 18s Girls National title and earned a wild card into the main draw. Rising Canadian stars Felix Auger-Aliassime and Franciose Abanda went through qualifying, and Auger-Aliassime reached the main draw.Williams sisters inspire diversity in tennis


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Rosarioss411000.249 McNeil2b402200.323 Bruce1b400001.215 Frazier3b412000.230 Confortolf411201.232 Nimmorf200020.265 J acksoncf400001.271 Nidoc411000.175 S yndergaardp200001.132 T OTALS3247424 S ANFRANCISCOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Blancocf400002.234 Panik2b400000.241 Longoria3b401002.244 Belt1b300001.259 S laterrf200011.278 Hundleyc300000.229 S hawlf300002.000 Hansonss311001.261 S trattonp000100.108 a-Penceph100001.216 Blackp000000--Dysonp000000--b-dArnaudph100001.243 Blachp000000.034 T OTALS28121111 NEWYORK020000020„471 S ANFRANCISCO001000000„120 a-struckoutforStrattoninthe6th.b-struck outforDysoninthe8th. E„Bruce(3).LOB„NewYork4,San Francisco2.2B„Frazier2(15).3B„Hanson (5).HR„Conforto(20),offStratton.RBIs„ McNeil2(12),Conforto2(55),Stratton (2).SB„Rosario(17),McNeil(4),Belt(3). S F„Stratton.S„Syndergaard. RISP„NewYork3for6SanFrancisco0 f or1.Runnersmovedup„Conforto.GIDP„ J ackson,Hundley.DP„NewYork1(Frazier, McNeil,Bruce)SanFrancisco1(Longoria, Panik,Belt). NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA S yndergrd,W,10-39211111114 3.33 S ANFRANCISCOIPHRERBBSONPERA Stratton,L,9-863 220275 4.90 Black11 001015 5.40 Dyson13220117 2.98 Blach10 001114 4.26RANGERS18,TWINS4MINNESOTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Forsythe2b400001.243 A drianza3b401100.249 Polancoss301011.270 Grossmandh402001.259 Garver1b000000.264 Keplerrf300011.226 A studilloc401000.258 Cavecf422100.268 Gimenez1b-p311210.161 Fieldlf410000.196 T OTALS3348434 T EXASABRHBIBBSOAVG. Choolf411101.275 T occicf211000.211 Odor2b332110.271 A ndrusss511201.265 a-Kiner-Falefaph-3b100001 .263 Mazararf523300.267 Beltredh411001.270 1-DeShieldspr-dh010000.204 Profar3b-ss534201.260 Chirinosc411202.218 Guzman1b523101.241 Robinsoncf-lf422310.192 T OTALS4218191528 MINNESOTA000000022„483 T EXAS20001915X„18190 a-struckoutforAndrusinthe8th. 1-ranforBeltreinthe8th. E„Forsythe(10),Kepler(1),Gimenez(2). LOB„Minnesota5,Texas6.2B„Polanco (13),Choo(29),Odor(22),Mazara(19), Profar2(32),Guzman(15).3B„Tocci(2). HR„Cave(10),offButlerGimenez(1),off ButlerAndrus(5),offMoyaChirinos(17), offLittellMazara(19),offDuffeyProfar (15),offBusenitzMazara(20),offGimenez Robinson(2),offGimenez.RBIs„Adrianza (27),Cave(30),Gimenez2(3),Choo(61), Odor(62),Andrus2(30),Mazara3(68), Profar2(69),Chirinos2(58),Guzman(53), Robinson3(8).SF„Odor. MINNESOTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Moya,L,3-111221122 5.20 Gimenez16 5501 2936.00 Littell46 3214 8311.05 Duffey.14 540029 8.31 Belisle00 11003 8.01 Busenitz.21 110213 4.76 Reed11110019 4.78 T EXASIPHRERBBSONPERA Mendez,W,1-163 001279 5.59 Butler,S,2-235 442262 6.13 HBP„Littell2(Chirinos,Odor),Belisle (Beltre).REDS6,CARDINALS4CINCINNATIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hamiltoncf422011.244 Perazass400000.285 V otto1b120130.282 Gennett2b502100.319 S uarez3b411211.295 S cheblerrf100021.271 Dixonrf111100.198 Iglesiasp000000.000 W illiamslf-rf400011.284 Casalic501001.306 DeSclafanip200001.167 Peraltap000000.000 S imsp100001.000 Hughesp000000--c-Barnhartph100000.254 Lorenzenp000000.261 e-Ervinph-lf100000.280 T OTALS3467587 S T.LOUISABRHBIBBSOAVG. Carpenter1b300030.273 Molinac301010.271 1-Garciapr010000.077 Penac201000.205 Martinezrf501004.310 Ozunalf410000.273 DeJongss411011.230 W isdom3b310021.278 Badercf502201.276 Garcia2b402210.224 W eaverp100000.158 a-ONeillph100001.257 W ebbp000000.000 Leonep000000--Martinezp000000.242 b-Adamsph100000.248 Hudsonp000000.000 d-Munozph101000.277 Norrisp000000--Cecilp000000--f -Kellyph000010.080 T OTALS3749498 CINCINNATI2000001003„670 S T.LOUIS0002000101„490 a-struckoutforWeaverinthe4th.b-lined outforMartinezinthe7th.c-groundedout f orHughesinthe9th.d-doubledforHudson inthe9th.e-groundedoutforLorenzenin t he10th.f-walkedforCecilinthe10th. 1-ranforMolinainthe8th. LOB„Cincinnati9,St.Louis13.2B„ Hamilton2(13),Casali(8),Bader (16),Munoz(14).HR„Suarez(31),off NorrisDixon(4),offNorris.RBIs„Votto ( 57 ), Gennett ( 81 ),S uarez2 ( 100 ), Dixon ( 8 ), Bader2(30),Garcia2(15).SB„Garcia(3). CS„Wisdom(1).SF„Votto.S„Peraza. CINCINNATIIPHRERBBSONPERA DeSclafani3.25 222472 4.37 Peralta.1000006 4.87 Sims20 001336 6.57 Hughes,BS,3-1022 112027 1.98 Lorenzen,W,2-112 001114 3.07 Iglesias,S,25-2910 103027 2.48 ST.LOUISIPHRERBBSONPERA Weaver43225483 4.59 Webb1.11000121 4.20 Leone.20 00019 3.24 Martinez11 11008 3.32 Hudson20 001023 2.55 Norris,L,3-4.22 332126 3.31 Cecil.10 00003 6.67 Simspitchedto1batterinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Peralta2-0, Hughes1-0,Cecil1-0.HBP„Weaver (Schebler),DeSclafani(Ozuna).WP„ Weaver.PB„Casali(2).WHITESOX8,REDSOX0BOSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Velazquezp000000--a-Vazquezph100001.209 Scottp000000--Bettsrf300001.340 Linss100001.178 Bogaertsss302000.282 Travisrf100001.176 Moreland1b200011.250 Pearce1b100000.283 Martinezlf302010.337 Nunez3b300000.262 Leonc100001.196 Kinsler2b300002.248 Holtdh-2b200011.262 Swihartc-3b401001.227 BradleyJr.cf300002.230 TOTALS31050312 CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. LaMarrerf411001.281 Delmonicolf000000.222 Andersonss523101.248 Davidson1b412202.239 Palkalf-rf511102.236 Rondondh411111.262 Smithc201130.285 Moncada2b502002.225 Sanchez3b512100.251 Engelcf512103.238 TOTALS398158412 BOSTON000000000„050 CHICAGO22110101X„8150 a-struckoutforVelazquezinthe9th. LOB„Boston8,Chicago13.2B„Anderson 2(26),Davidson(22).HR„Anderson(18), offJohnsonPalka(20),offCuevas.RBIs„ Anderson(59),Davidson2(56),Palka(54), Rondon(10),Smith(15),Sanchez(47), Engel(27).SB„Bogaerts(6),Swihart(4), Sanchez(13),Engel(15). BOSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Johnson,L,4-41.17 441238 4.36 Poyner1.21 111133 2.19 Cuevas2.23 222555 4.76 Scott1.12 000331 9.82 Velazquez12 110123 3.24 CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Shields,W,6-1564 002693 4.39 Frare10000210 0.00 Minaya10 000214 4.08 Santiago11 001220 4.74 Inheritedrunners-scored„Poyner1-0. HBP„Shields(Holt),Cuevas(Davidson), Scott(Delmonico).WP„Shields,Cuevas. PB„Leon(9).CUBS8,PHILLIES1CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Murphy2b411100.301 Wilsonp000000.000 Russellss100000.258 Baezss-2b522102.299 Rizzo1b232220.280 e-Caratiniph-1b100000.244 Bryantrf-3b-lf311012.280 Gorelf000000--Schwarberlf401102.239 DeLaRosap000000.000 Kintzlerp000000--Contrerasc310011.263 Happcf-rf402202.239 Lesterp200002.113 b-LaStellaph000000.273 c-Almoraph-cf100100.293 Bote3b-2b-3b400002.248 TOTALS34898413 PHILADELPHIAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Quinncf401001.351 Hoskinslf401002.251 Bautistarf-3b401000.198 Santana1b401000.225 Cabrera3b-2b302001.264 f-Cozensph100001.095 Kingeryss412002.231 Florimon2b200002.250 a-Altherrph-rf200001.170 Alfaroc402100.255 Nolap200001.058 Aranop000000--Morganp000000--d-Francoph100001.267 Garciap000000--Riosp000000.000 g-Williamsph100000.263 TOTALS361101012 CHICAGO001102040„890 PHILADELPHIA000000001„1100 a-”iedoutforFlorimoninthe6th.b-pinch hitforLesterinthe7th.c-groundedout forLaStellainthe7th.d-struckoutfor Morganinthe7th.e-”iedoutforRizzoin the9th.f-struckoutforCabrerainthe9th. g-groundedoutforRiosinthe9th. LOB„Chicago4,Philadelphia8.2B„Happ (16),Quinn(6),Cabrera(32),Alfaro(16). 3B„Baez(9),Schwarber(3),Happ(2).HR„ Murphy(9),offNolaRizzo(23),offNola Baez(30),offNola.RBIs„Murphy(35),Baez (100),Rizzo2(88),Schwarber(57),Happ2 (39),Almora(33),Alfaro(33).SF„Almora. CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Lester,W,15-568 0007107 3.53 Wilson10 000211 2.90 DeLaRosa10000118 3.72 Kintzler12 110220 4.56 PHILADELPHIAIPHRERBBSONPERA Nola,L,15-45.2544211962.23 Arano.1100009 2.65 Morgan10000111 3.89 Garcia.13442029 4.69 Rios1.20 000123 5.58 Aranopitchedto1batterinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Arano1-0, Morgan1-0,Rios2-1.ROYALS9,ORIOLES1BALTIMOREABRHBIBBSOAVG. Mullinscf400002.278 Rickardrf402002.236 Villarss411101.261 Mancini1b401000.243 Davisdh302001.177 Andreolilf300001.194 Valera2b300001.167 Peterson3b200001.203 a-Nunezph-3b100000.230 Josephc300001.204 TOTALS31161010 KANSASCITYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Merri“eld2b512101.312 Gordonlf523100.242 Dozier3b502102.231 OHearn1b500001.244 Bonifaciorf312110.241 Herrera2b320000.228 Phillipscf411003.200 Escobarss313110.218 Viloriac311210.333 TOTALS36914737 BALTIMORE100000000„163 KANSASCITY01310004X„9140 a-groundedoutforPetersoninthe8th. E„Hess2(3),Valera(2).LOB„Baltimore3, KansasCity7.2B„Gordon(17),Dozier(13), Bonifacio(12),Viloria(1).3B„Dozier(3). HR„Villar(11),offLopez.RBIs„Villar(36), Merri“eld(51),Gordon(36),Dozier(24), Bonifacio(14),Escobar(28),Viloria2(2). SB„Rickard(3),Merri“eld(30). BALTIMOREIPHRERBBSONPERA Hess,L,3-949 540376 5.27 Gilmartin2.22 002240 2.31 WrightJr.13 441232 5.64 Scott.10 00002 5.86 KANSASCITYIPHRERBBSONPERA Lopez,W,1-475 110899 4.24 Hill10 000113 4.70 McCarthy11 00019 3.36 Inheritedrunners-scored„WrightJr.1-0, Scott1-0.HBP„WrightJr.(Herrera). WP„Hess.BREWERS9,NATIONALS4MILWAUKEEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Grandersonrf110020.244 b-Perezph-rf211010.264 Yelichlf421420.316 Shaw2b-1b400012.243 Thames1b312010.224 d-Saladinoph-2b101000.272 Moustakas3b401211.254 Pinac311020.259 Broxtoncf511302.197 Arciass511000.212 Guerrap101000.088 a-Santanaph100000.247 Woodruffp110010.250 Cedenop000000--e-Schoopph100000.239 Knebelp000000--TOTALS369109115 WASHINGTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Eatonrf511001.299 Turnerss501002.271 Harpercf211011.245 Williamsp000000--c-Zimmermanph100000.261 Solisp000000--Gloverp000000--Rendon3b310011.293 Sotolf402100.303 Reynolds1b402201.263 Difo2b411101.239 Kieboomc400001.181 Rodriguezp200002.143 Collinsp000000--Stevensoncf201001.259 TOTALS36494211 MILWAUKEE200070000„9100 WASHINGTON013000000„490 a-”iedoutforGuerrainthe4th.b-walked forGrandersoninthe5th.c-”iedoutfor Williamsinthe7th.d-singledforThamesin the8th.e-”iedoutforCedenointhe9th. LOB„Milwaukee11,Washington7.2B„ Thames(10),Guerra(3).HR„Broxton(3), offRodriguezYelich(27),offCollinsDifo(6), offGuerra.RBIs„Yelich4(81),Moustakas2 (83),Broxton3(10),Soto(53),Reynolds2 (36),Difo(35). MILWAUKEEIPHRERBBSONPERA Guerra35 442358 4.27 Woodruff,W,3-043 000558 4.24 Cedeno11 000117 2.63 Knebel10 000213 4.95 WASHINGTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Rdriguez,L,2-24.27 7772100 5.58 Collins.11 222016 3.63 Williams20 002233 0.00 Solis11 000121 5.09 Glover11000018 4.32 Inheritedrunners-scored„Collins2-2.WP„ Guerra,Collins. Umpires„Home,PatHobergFirst,Brian KnightSecond,ChadWhitsonThird,Mark Carlson. T„3:22.A„33,032(41,313).TIGERS11,YANKEES7DETROITABRHBIBBSOAVG. Candelario3b400013.223 Jonescf522201.210 Castellanosdh523201.294 Goodrum1b401111.234 Mahtooklf410012.213 McCannc411012.221 Rodriguezss523200.220 Lugo2b513100.412 Reyesrf524301.228 TOTALS41111711411 NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. McCutchenrf410000.252 Hickscf321121.252 Andujar3b433110.301 Sanchezdh401111.186 Torres2b-ss401211.282 Voit1b512103.306 Rominec300003.251 a-Walkerph-2b101100.224 Hechavarriass300000.251 b-Birdph100000.197 Higashiokac000000.174 Gardnerlf400001.237 TOTALS36797510 DETROIT110501003„11170 NEWYORK200100022„790 a-singledforRomineinthe8th.b-”iedout forHechavarriainthe8th. LOB„Detroit7,NewYork8.2B„Jones(21), Castellanos(37),Reyes2(5),Andujar(38). 3B„Jones(6).HR„Castellanos(20),off KahnleReyes(1),offGrayHicks(24),off BoydVoit(6),offBoyd.RBIs„Jones2(29), Castellanos2(75),Goodrum(44),Rodriguez 2(16),Lugo(1),Reyes3(11),Hicks(65), Andujar(76),Sanchez(43),Torres2(66), Voit(15),Walker(39). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Detroit 2(Rodriguez,Reyes)NewYork4(Voit, Romine,Bird2).RISP„Detroit7for15New York4for9. GIDP„Jones,Rodriguez. DP„NewYork2(Torres,Hechavarria,Voit), (Torres,Hechavarria,Voit). DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Boyd,W,9-1265 331698 4.24 Wilson10 000111 3.69 Coleman.112220213.89 Alcantara,H,2.21 000112 2.74 Greene12 222230 4.23 NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA Lynn,L,8-103.29 661682 5.10 Kahnle.11 11018 6.06 Gray44111362 4.96 Tarpley13 3321 2527.00 Inheritedrunners-scored„Alcantara3-1, Kahnle1-1.HBP„Coleman(McCutchen). Umpires„Home,ScottBarryFirst,Carlos TorresSecond,NicLentzThird,PaulNauert.BLUEJAYS6,MARLINS1TORONTOABRHBIBBSOAVG. McKinneyrf-lf411010.370 Travis2b501001.233 Morales1b310111.255 Smoak1b000000.251 Grichukcf-rf421001.243 GurrielJr.ss411101.291 Diaz3b300100.250 Hernandezlf211320.242 Pannonep000000--Mailec303000.245 Reid-Foleyp300003.000 c-Pillarph-cf100000.251 TOTALS3268647 MIAMIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Riddless300112.228 Anderson3b400004.275 Realmuto1b401001.287 Castro2b401000.289 Ortegalf412001.286 Brinsoncf402000.191 Wallachc300003.118 Sierrarf300001.172 Brighamp000000--a-Riveraph100001.185 Gravesp000000.000 b-Dietrichph100000.269 Wittgrenp000000--Guerrap000000--d-Rojasph100000.254 Meyerp000000.000 TOTALS32161113 TORONTO102030000„680 MIAMI000010000„162 a-struckoutforBrighaminthe3rd.b-lined outforGravesinthe5th.c-groundedoutfor Reid-Foleyinthe8th.d-”iedoutforGuerra inthe8th. E„Riddle(6),Sierra(4).LOB„Toronto8, Miami6.2B„Grichuk(25),Maile3(13), Brinson(7).HR„Hernandez(19),offGraves. RBIs„Morales(54),GurrielJr.(25),Diaz (42),Hernandez3(49),Riddle(32).SF„ Morales,GurrielJr.,Diaz. TORONTOIPHRERBBSONPERA R-Foley,W,1-274111101015.51 Pannone22 000332 4.86 MIAMIIPHRERBBSONPERA Brigham,L,0-134 334282 9.00 Graves23330333 5.55 Wittgren20 000222 3.33 Guerra110000165.54 Meyer10000013 7.71 HBP„Brigham(Maile),Graves(Grichuk), Reid-Foley(Wallach).ATHLETICS8,MARINERS2SEATTLEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hanigerrf411011.280 Segurass411000.320 Cano2b401000.281 Cruzdh401101.263 Spanlf401002.273 Healy1b301110.251 Seager3b401000.218 Zuninoc401001.192 Gordoncf400000.273 TOTALS3528225 OAKLANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Semienss311210.261 Chapman3b311011.280 Lowrie2b311110.274 Davisdh400002.246 Olson1b311011.240 Piscottyrf322500.262 Laureanocf400002.304 Pinderlf413001.262 Phegleyc100000.203 a-Joyceph010010.203 Lucroyc200001.240 TOTALS3089858 SEATTLE100000010„281 OAKLAND00001403X„890 a-pinchhitforPhegleyinthe6th. E„Zunino(2).LOB„Seattle8,Oakland 4.2B„Haniger(31),Span(20),Seager (32),Pinder(11).HR„Piscotty(20),off HernandezPiscotty(21),offGrimm.RBIs„ Cruz(84),Healy(67),Semien2(53),Lowrie (85),Piscotty5(68).SB„Semien(14). SF„Piscotty. SEATTLEIPHRERBBSONPERA Hernandz,L,8-1354 442370 5.55 Vincent.12110164.24 Duke00001064.26 Armstrong.20000180.00 Cook100012236.10 Pazos.112211173.10 Grimm.2211001213.50 OAKLANDIPHRERBBSONPER A Jackson,W,5-363 112277 2.91 Trivino12 000115 2.18 Rodney.23 110223 2.60 Treinen,S,35-391.10 000011 0.92 Hernandezpitchedto3battersinthe6th. Dukepitchedto1batterinthe6th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Vincent1-1,Duke 2-0,Armstrong3-1,Grimm2-2,Treinen2-0. WP„Hernandez2.PB„Zunino(8).ROCKIES7,PADRES3COLORADOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Blackmoncf513101.279 LeMahieu2b410012.270 Arenado3b411101.301 Storyss402101.293 Dahlrf311200.265 Desmond1b411000.230 Parralf310010.277 Iannettac311210.217 Freelandp200002.074 a-Hollidayph100000.389 Ohp000000--Ottavinop000000--c-McMahonph100001.235 Obergp000000--TOTALS3479738 SANDIEGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Galvisss311010.240 Urias2b411001.217 Renfroelf401000.259 Hosmer1b200020.252 Myers3b400002.254 Reyesrf401201.254 Margotcf411000.250 Ellisc402101.291 Nixp200002.000 Wingenterp000000--b-Jankowskiph100000.259 Diazp000000--d-Spangenbergph100001.236 TOTALS3337338 COLORADO100101310„790 SANDIEGO200100000„371 a-”iedoutforFreelandinthe7th.b-lined outforWingenterinthe7th.c-struckout forOttavinointhe9th.d-struckoutforDiaz inthe9th. E„Wingenter(2).LOB„Colorado5,San Diego6.2B„Blackmon(22),Story2(39), Iannetta(10),Margot(25).HR„Dahl(8), offDiaz.RBIs„Blackmon(57),Arenado (92),Story(87),Dahl2(23),Iannetta2(31), Reyes2(19),Ellis(15).SB„Desmond2(17), Parra(9).SF„Arenado,Dahl. COLORADOIPHRERBBSONPERA Freeland,W,13-767 332397 2.96 Oh,H,1910000111 2.44 Ottavino10 001214 2.01 Oberg10 000214 2.64 SANDIEGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Nix,L,.265 552484 4.85 Wingenter12 110017 3.38 Diaz22 111440 5.56RAYS6,INDIANS4TAMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Wendle3b512101.298 Phamcf-lf512101.254 Choidh411011.272 Cron1b512102.256 Lowe2b513300.263 Adamesss402011.258 Bauerslf300012.200 Velazquezcf000000--Gomezrf310011.218 Moorec301002.222 TOTALS376136411 CLEVELANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Lindorss411000.284 Brantleylf411002.304 Ramirez3b311110.289 Diazdh412100.310 Alonso1b400002.243 Cabrerarf401201.282 Kipnis2b400001.227 Perezc100010.151 Haasec100001.000 Allencf300000.240 TOTALS3246427 TAMPABAY010100400„6131 CLEVELAND000000103„460 E„Kolarek(1).LOB„TampaBay9, Cleveland3.2B„Wendle(21),Cron(25), Lowe2(3),Moore(1),Brantley(34), Cabrera(12).3B„Pham(1).HR„Lowe(3), offCarrascoCron(26),offCarrasco.RBIs„ Wendle(49),Pham(49),Cron(61),Lowe3 (12),Ramirez(95),Diaz(9),Cabrera2(31). CS„Allen(2).S„Moore. 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DEAR ABBY: I have been in a relationship with a very special man who is ve years younger. We met on an online dating site and have been seeing each other for several years. We are well suited for each other and very much in love. We have now decided to live together, with the possibility of marriage if it won't jeopardize our retirement incomes. My dilemma is I have breast implants. I had the surgery 20 years ago when I was newly widowed and about to start dating again. I never told any of the men I dated, and I don't believe anyone suspected. My breasts look and feel natural and they have enhanced my love life tremendously. Now that this relationship is serious, I wonder if I need to tell my guy. If he leaves after I tell him, then I guess he wasn't The One. I'd prefer not to say anything. I've had the implants so long, I feel they are part of me, not something foreign in my body. I am afraid he may have an altered opinion of my body after I tell him. Please advise. -OLD, BUT NOT DEAD DEAR O.B.N.D.: If you really believe he'd leave you after several years together because you told him you have breast implants, then he REALLY isn't the man for you. I think you should level with him, because if one of the implants should need an "adjustment" or replacement, he will nd out then and may resent the fact that you hadn't told him. If you two are happy together -and it appears you are -I seriously doubt it will create a wedge between you. Telling him would be better than feeling guilty that you didn't.DEAR ABBY: I was at a sold-out performance recently, seated next to a family with two young daughters. The youngest daughter had on LED light-up shoes that would ash and blink whenever she stomped her feet. She quietly watched the rst half of the show, but got restless during the second half and began stomping her feet to watch the lights, which was extremely distracting in the dark venue. I gently asked if she would please stop and thanked her when she obliged, just as I would have done if she were my own daughter. A few minutes later, the family got up and left. On the way out, her father said to me, "About my daughter's shoes? She's (expletive) 4!" in a tone that suggested I should have kept quiet and let her continue doing it. Was I wrong to ask her to stop? The show began at 9:15 p.m. and, while not inappropriate, wasn't geared toward entertaining kids. I'm not surprised she got bored, but her light-up shoes were ruining my experience, and her parents were doing nothing about it. How could I have handled the situation better? -DISTRACTED IN THE EAST DEAR DISTRACTED: You did nothing wrong. You couldn't have handled the situation better than you did. The child's father was out of line for using vulgarity, which was uncalled for. Rather than leave the performance, all the parents had to do was keep reinforcing the idea of being considerate to the other audience members -a lesson that would serve their daughter well in the future. 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 Girlfriend wonders when its time to mention her implants license tocruise...Place your auto ad in the and watch it go! Call Classieds Today!352-314-FAST (3278) HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR MONDAY, SEPT. 3, 2018:This year you open up to a new realm of ideas and a different way of thinking. You could nd this change invigorating and exciting. Your domestic life becomes more important as well. If single, you tend to meet people in odd ways. The One could walk up to your door to ask a question or do some work for you. If you are attached, you are likely to have a new addition to the family. Dont stress -it could just be a puppy. GEMINI often introduces you to new people.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You could nd today confusing, yet the confusion stems from you. You cant seem to get a strong sense of what to do and when to do it. Youll want to be more nurturing, efcient and of service to others. However, you also will want some time just for you. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You can save the day with your ingenuity. Rustle up a irtation that will be long remembered by both parties or have fun with an old friend. No task seems too hard for you to take on. You could be instrumental in bringing others together. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You could be hard to stop, not that anyone really wants to anyway. You appear to be more instrumental on the homefront than you originally had thought. Make an adjustment. You could be distorting some very important news. Be realistic. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) The real issue might be stopping you from speaking your mind. If you are too bold or too abrupt, you can expect to hear a strong response. Be careful, as the other party knows how to jab you and hurt your feelings. Shield yourself from hostile comments. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You seem to be distracted by a specic person. A get-together proves rewarding, as you see people you have not been around in a while. Your gift of bringing out the fun and spontaneity in others makes the day special.VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Understand what is pushing you to react so strongly. You might not be seeing a loved one clearly. You could be distorting who this person is and ignoring some negative qualities. Putting someone on a pedestal can only result in him or her falling off of it.LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You might have some difculty staying in the present moment. You could be daydreaming more than you are aware. When interacting with others, make an effort to ground yourself. You might like what you hear and discover. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You could be off-kilter in the morning. By the afternoon, a partner, friend or loved one makes an effort to make you smile. Remain responsive; this person means well. Stay upbeat, knowing full well that an unusually strong connection lies between you. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You might need to handle a personal matter differently. Understand what is going on with the other party involved, and listen to what he or she has to say. Acknowledge your position and let this person know where you are coming from. Resolutions arrive quickly. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22JAN. 19) You might want to take off and feel free, yet somehow obligations ow into the moment. Dont make this a big deal. Others will appreciate your light and easy attitude. Honor a fast change that could make you feel unsure of how to respond. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You could be off-kilter, but not for long. Your playful inner child emerges. Though you might be silly at times, you give permission to others to indulge in such behavior as well. You note an unusual connection between you and a new friend. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Your imagination will allow you to do the impossible when working with an idea. Others enjoy your ingenuity and how it helps in various situations. Though it might be difcult to verbalize your thoughts, keep trying. You eventually will break through. | Monday, September 3, 2018 B5 TODAY IS MONDAY, SEPT. 3, the 246th day of 2018. There are 119 days left in the year. This is Labor Day. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On Sept. 3, 1939, Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declared war on Germany, two days after the Nazi invasion of Poland; in a radio address, Britain's King George VI said, "With God's help, we shall prevail." The same day, a German U-boat torpedoed and sank the British liner SS Athenia some 250 miles o the Irish coast, killing more than 100 out of the 1,400 or so people on board. ON THIS DATE: In 1943 Allied forces invaded Italy during World War II, the same day Italian ocials signed a secret armistice with the Allies. In 1976 America's Viking 2 lander touched down on Mars to take the rst close-up, color photographs of the red planet's surface. In 1978 Pope John Paul I was installed as the 264th ponti of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1995 the online auction site eBay was founded in San Jose, California, by Pierre Omidyar under the name "AuctionWeb." In 1999 a French judge closed a two-year inquiry into the car crash that killed Princess Diana, dismissing all charges against nine photographers and a press motorcyclist, and concluding the accident was caused by an inebriated driver.



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