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SPORTS | B1WEEK 5 IN REVIEW Undefeated bu alo; Scott keeps running SPORTS | B1SCOTT ARMATTI STEPS DOWN AS FOOTBALL COACH AT TAVARES LOCAL & STATE | A3DETECTIVES FREE BOY FROM FILTHY, FLY-INFESTED HOME @dailycommercial YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR LAKE & SUMTER COUNTIES Tuesday, September 25, 2018 75 ¢ Local & State ................A3 Health .........................A8 Opinion .......................A9 Weather ......................A10 Sports...........................B1 Comics ........................B6 Volume 142, Issue 268 2018 GateHouse Media Home delivery: 352-787-0600 The outgoing Miss Leesburg, Eva Henderson, crowns her successor, Jenna Croft, Saturday night at the Leesburg High School audito rium. [SUBMITTED] Staff ReportLEESBURG … Judges crowned a new Miss Lees-burg Saturday night during the 32nd annual Miss Lees-burg Scholarship Pageant.Jenna Croft, a 17-year-old senior at Leesburg High, took home the title and a $5,000 scholarship to the college of her choice. Jenna is the daughter of Jackie and Roger Croft.Four other girls also were crowned in age groups ranging from Tiny Miss to Teen Miss during the event at Leesburg High School. They are:Tiny Miss Paisley Burns, 4. Paisley is the daughter of Brooke and Levi Burns. Paisley is in VPK at First Academy Pre-School.Little Miss Raeleigh Yomtob, 7. Raeleigh is the daughter of Raimey and Andrew Livingston. Raeleigh is in the 2nd grade at the Villages Charter School.Jenna Croft, 17, a senior at Leesburg High School, crowned SaturdayMiss Leesburg is crownedThe winners of the 32nd Annual Miss Leesburg Scholarship Pageant, Tiny Miss Paisley Burns, 4; Little Miss Raeleigh Yomtob, 7; Junior Miss Alexis Farkus 10; Teen Miss Brooke Crenshaw, 13; and Miss Leesburg Jenna Croft, 17. [SUBMITTED] See PAGEANT, A5By Zeke Miller and Eric TuckerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ After a long weekend spent wondering if he should resign or would be fired, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosen-stein still has his job „ for now.President Donald Trump gave Rosenstein a threeday reprieve pending their face-to-face White House showdown on Thursday. Thats when the man who oversees the Trump-Russia investigation will respond to reports that he had dis-cussed secretly recording the president and possibly using constitutional procedures to remove him from office.The revelation that Rosen-stein last year had broached the idea of taping the president touched off a dramatic weekend of conversations with the White House in which he offered to one offi-cial to resign and confided to another that he was considering doing so, according to two people familiar with the discussions who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.Rosenstein still has job „ for nowSee ROSENSTEIN, A5By Payne Ray pray@dailycommercial.comTAVARES … The Lake County School Board approved a raise Monday for all non-instructional staff considered nonbargaining,Ž and who were hired prior to 2018. The district will spend only around $196,000 to deliver on these raises, which cover any employees who didnt qualify under union contracts approved September 10.The raises marked the final step in providing raises for all of Lake County Schools eligible employees in the new year.According to School Board Member Bill Mathias, it is an example of the districts commitment to redeploying its dollars to its employees.They havent gotten a raise in, Id say seven years,Ž Mathias said. To him, its a good sign for the district that raises went all around this year.School Board gives raises to non-union sta See RAISES, A5


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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. Sunday, Sept. 23Fantasy 5: 6-19-22-24-30 Monday, Sept. 24Pick 5 Afternoon: 6-3-2-2-1 Pick 4 Afternoon: 9-8-6-9 Pick 3 Afternoon: 9-0-1 Pick 2 Afternoon: 6-5LOTTERY ATHENS, GREECEGreek police arrest 8 over attack on lawmakerGreek police say they have arrested eight people on suspicion of involvement in a mob attack by alleged farrightists on a lawmaker with the governing Syriza party.Petros Konstantineas was hospitalized Sunday with non-life-threatening injuries after the beating outside a soccer stadium in the southern town of Kalamata.Syriza described it as a fascistŽ attack.Police said Monday more than 20 people have been detained on suspi-cion of involvement.CHARLESTON, W.VA.2 GOP politicians get temp seats on W.Va. Supreme CourtTwo Republican politicians will serve as temporary justices on the West Virginia Supreme Court after a group of judicial stand-ins on Monday rejected petitions challenging their appointments to replace two departed justices.The court turned back challenges by two law-yers to the appointments of U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins and ex-House speaker Tim Armstead. The court said there is no clear right to the relief sought.ŽThe actions come as the states high court has been roiled by impeachments and resignations. The Associated PressBy Jonathan Lemire and Zeke MillerThe Associated PressUNITED NATIONS „ Pres-ident Donald Trump raised hopes at the United Nations on Monday that a second meeting with North Koreas Kim Jong Un could occur quite soon,Ž striking a conciliatory tone one year after he used his debut at the U.N. to deride the autocrat as Little Rocket ManŽ and threaten to totally destroy North Korea.ŽTrump praised Kim as very openŽ and terrific,Ž despite the glacial pace of progress toward denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.U.S. officials defended Trumps strategy of engagement with the erstwhile pariah state as the president embarked on a week of meet-ings with world leaders. The softer tone toward North Korea „ once threatened with fire and furyŽ „ has been replaced by rosy optimism, with Trump reserving tough rhetoric for another potential nuclear aspirant and strategic foe: Iran.It was a different world,Ž Trump said Monday of his one-time moniker for the North Korean leader. That was a dangerous time. This is one year later, a much differ-ent time.ŽTrump began his second visit to the U.N. with a brief meeting on the global drug trade before sitting down with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who delivered a per-sonal message to Trump from Kim after their inter-Korean talks last week in Pyongyang.You are the only person who can solve this problem,Ž Moon said to Trump, relaying Kims words.Trump, for his part, said: We are in no rush. We are in no hurryŽ to bring about a nuclear agreement. U.S. officials are insisting that economic sanctions remain in place against the North until it eliminates its nuclear program.Trump said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been tasked with bringing about the second summit, despite an assessment by U.S. officials that the North has not followed through on its com-mitments to take steps toward denuclearization. Pompeo defended Trumps decision to seek another meeting despite the slow progress.Weve been at this the other way an awfully long time and failed,Ž he said, adding: We tried to do details. We tried to do step for step. We tried to do trade for trade. Each of those failed.ŽWere bringing the two senior leaders, the individu-als who can actually make the decisions that will move this process forward,Ž in hopes they can make a breakthrough, he said. Trump said the location for the second summit is still to be determined, but officials have said the U.S. leader is holding out hope it could take place on American soil. Such a move would itself present a complex political and logistical challenge for the North Korean leader. His trip to Singapore in June for the inaugural summit was anything but trivial.Trump has often fondly invoked the Singapore summit, a made-for-TV event that attracted the worlds media attention and largely received positive marks from cable pundits „ reviews that were not repeated for his summit with Russias Vladimir Putin in Helsinki the following month.Trump and Moon on Monday signed a new version of the U.S.-South Korean trade agreement, marking one of Trumps first successes in his effort to renegotiate eco-nomic deals on more favorable terms for the U.S. Trump labeled it a very big dealŽ and says the new agreement makes significant improvements to reduce the trade deficit between the countries and create new opportunities to export American products to South Korea. He says U.S. automobiles, pharmaceuticals and agricultural products will gain better access to Korean markets. Even so, some U.S. officials worry that South Koreas eagerness to restore relations with the North „ known as its sunshine policyŽ „ could reduce sanctions pressure on Kims government, hampering efforts to negotiate a nuclear accord. The nuclear threat also was on the agenda at Trumps first meeting in New York, a dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday night. Abe stands first among world leaders in cultivating a close relationship with the president through displays of flattery that he has used to advance his efforts to influence the unpre-dictable American leader.Trump is set to address the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday morning and will chair a meeting of the Security Council Wednesday on counter-proliferation. In both venues, U.S. officials say, he is expected to offer a contrast between the path of negotia-tion chosen by North Korea and that of Iran.Trump earlier this year bucked allies and removed the U.S. from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, citing Irans malign influence in the region and support for terrorist groups like Hezbollah. The next round of tough sanctions on Iran is set to go into effect in November.Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is in New York to attend U.N. meetings. U.S. officials said Trump is not seeking a meeting with the Iranian leader, but is not opposed to talking if Iran requests a session.Rouhani, appearing on NBC on Monday, cited the threat of more U.S. sanctions in stating, There is no such program for a meeting.ŽTrump lauds Kim in UN returnPresident Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-In at the Lotte New York Palace hotel during the United Nations General Assembly on Monday in New York. [EVAN VUCCI/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 3 | Tuesday, September 25, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATETom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comNEWS BRIEFSTAVARESDistrict approves funds for next batch of ChromebooksThe Lake County School Board on Monday approved funding for more Google Chromebooks, part of an ongoing effort to put the technology in the hands of thousands of Lake County students.The next sets of Chromebooks are meant to go to two more high schools in Lake County, though district officials have not said which ones.All students in the schools will have the option to rent a Chromebook to use for homework and for new digitally enhancedŽ classes.Chromebooks will come with GoGuardian software designed to prevent illicit use, and to allow teachers to monitor a students screen.Mount Dora High School will receive its batch of Chromebooks, which were purchased earlier in the year, in mid-to-late October.Chromebook rentals cost $32 for a year, or can be rented per semester at $16. LEESBURGNew Vision hosting annual White Cane Safety eventsNew Vision for Independence, serving people with visual impairment in Lake and Sumter Counties, will host its annual Close Your Eyes event in celebration of national White Cane Safety Day in October.Participants will be paired up and taught how to be a safe human guide. One person will be blindfolded and must attempt to complete a task with no vision. Pairs will walk to various locations within four to five blocks, so New Vision recommends participants wear comfortable shoes.New Vision will host three events: Oct. 15 at Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages, Oct. 17 at the Clermont Community Center and Oct. 18 at Beacon College in Leesburg. All events start at 10 a.m. and wrap up by 11:15.Registration is required by Oct. 10 at newvisionfl. org/events/whitecaneor or CLERMONTFired Clermont pizzeria employee arrested over threatsA man who had been fired from a Clermont pizzeria returned to the store Friday and threatened to shoot everyone inside, according to police. The owner of Pizzanos on East State Road 50 told police he had terminated John Edward Ingram, 36, for behavioral issuesŽ and on Friday evening Ingram returned to the store demanding his final paycheck. The managers asked him to wait outside while they brought his check, which made Ingram angry. They said he began screaming, then threatened to shoot everyone inside and blow up the building. When Clermont police arrived, they said Ingram approached them aggressively and would not stop screaming and waving his hands in a threatening manner, so they subdued him. Ingram was charged with resisting arrest without violence, assault and assault on a law enforcement officer. Nowhere to look where there werent visible cockroaches moving, detective sayBy Tom McNiff tommcniff@dailycommercial.comCLERMONT „ A Clermont man was charged with child abuse and neglect Saturday after investiga-tors found a boy living in a home so infested with flies and roaches that they had to don full hazardous materials suits and face masks to go inside. It gets worse.Among the findings con-tained in the arrest affidavit released by the Lake County Sheriffs Office on Monday: € The floors and counter-tops in the Max Hooks Road home were covered in cat feces and maggots. € The defendant, Mark David Cameron, 30, and the boy sleep on a mattress that is black with grime and covered in cat feces, urine and fleas. The blanket on the bed was also covered in cat feces, urine and mul-tiple insects.Ž € The boy goes to school so filthy and offensively oderiferous that the school has given him clean clothes to change into and an area to clean up when he arrives every morning,Ž the report states, adding, Teach-ers and students alike could not go near the juvenile victim because of his smell prior.Ž € When child investigators and law enforcement first entered the home, they had to close their eyes and mouths to avoid flies getting inside. They also had cockroaches climbing up their pant legs. They retreated and donned hazmat suits to resume their investigation. € Asked when he last washed the boys clothes, Cameron reportedly said recently.Ž Unlikely, detectives say. They Boy rescued from lthCameron By Frank Stanfieldfrankstanfield@dailycommercial.comFRUITLAND PARK „ Jenette Phillips, 72, is confused and angry, though not as angry as her son, who was arrested last week and charged with threat-ening members of Congress in loud, profane phone calls.I just cant get any answers,Ž she said. He must have made the calls when I was outside.Ž Richard Mel Phillips, 36, was arrested on Sept. 19 at the apartment they share.That wasnt the end of her troubles, however. After expressing irritation with the two Fruitland Park police offi-cers that accompanied the FBI agents, she was handcuffed and taken to LifeStream Behavioral Center, and then to Leesburg Regional Medical Center with stress-related heart arrhythmia. FBI agents had grilled Rich-ard Phillips at the apartment onAug. 23, and he said he made phone calls to politicians because they made him angry,Ž according to the fed-eral criminal complaint. He blamed one politician for his inability to get a job.Man who threatened Congress a big talker, mom saysIn this Sunday, July 22 photo, Michael McGlockton, right, the father of Markeis McGlockton, wipes the face of his grandson and “ ve year-old-son of Markeis McGlockton Jr., as protesters gathered in Clearwater. [LUIS SANTANA/TAMPA BAY TIMES VIA AP] New records describe deadly encounter in Clearwater parking lotBy Tamara LushAssociated PressST. PETERSBURG „ Florida authorities on Monday released hundreds of new pages in the case of a white man accused of fatally shooting a black man in a parking lot dis-pute in July.According to a tran-script of Michael Drejkas interview with Pinellas County Sheriffs detectives, he said that if Markeis McGlockton had retreated, or even stayed still, he wouldnt have used his gun. But McGlocktons girlfriend, who was a witness to the incident, said McGlockton moved back.The 70-page interview of Drejka sheds light on his thinking in the seconds before the shooting.Prosecutors on Aug. 13 charged Drejka with manslaughter. Hes been released from the county jail on $100,000 bail. Surveillance video from July 19 shows Drejka start-ing a confrontation over a parking space. McGlocktons girlfriend, Britany Jacobs, was seated in the couples car with two of their children, ages 3 years and 4 months.Jacobs, whose interview with officers was in the newly released docu-ments, said after parking, the 28-year-old McGlock-ton had gone into the store. Thats when another vehi-cle pulled up and a man later identified as Drejka got out and started looking at her car in the disabled spot, then started hassling her, saying, Well, you need to move your car, and all this and this, you know, Cause, you know, I got family thats handicapped, and all this and this. So, Im saying, Dude, uh, no. I dont know you, so, you know, leave me alone.ŽThe two exchanged more heated words. McGlockton then came out of the store and knocked Drejka to the pavement.Details of parking lot shooting By Tom Urban and Jim TurnerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Laws will take effect next week that will add benefits for first respond-ers who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder and impose harsher penalties on people who abuse animals, along with 19 other measures signed by Gov. Rick Scott after the 2018 legislative session.The laws taking effect Oct. 1 range from allowing credit cards to be used for background checks when fire-arms are purchased to doling out tougher punishment for people who steal bee colonies or trespass at airports.Most laws crafted during the legislative session, includ-ing the states $88.7 billion budget, hit the books on July 1. But others had later effec-tiveŽ dates.The change for first responders (SB 376) would expand workers compensation insurance benefits for firefighters, police officers, paramedics and emergencymedical technicians who suffer from PTSD.The office of state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Laws on PTSD bene ts, animal abuse to take e ectPeople take photos of a statue memorializing Ponce, a 9-month-old black Labrador retriever, who police say was found beaten to death in a Ponce Inlet home. The statue was unveiled at a ceremony at the Town of Ponce Inlet Community Center. [GATEHOUSE MEDIA FILE] See FILTH, A5 See PHILLIPS, A4 See LAWS, A4 See SHOOTING, A4Phillips


A4 Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | IN MEMORY Delton N. WeigumDelton N. Weigum, 84, of Apopka, died Saturday, September 22, 2018. Steverson Hamlin and Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares, FL. Maxine Ellen FlowersArzberger, Born 8-1332 in Asheville, Ohio. Peacefully passed away on 9-14-18 at Cornerstone Hospice in Tavares, Florida. Central Florida Cremation in Tavares, Florida.Maxine Ellen Flowers-Arzberger Jeffery Todd Kimberlin passed away unexpectedly on September 21, 2018. Todd was born on December 18, 1979 to his father, Jeffery Kimberlin and mother, Denise Ruser. He was loved dearly by his mother and the late Marty Ruser, who was a wonderful Dad and lifetime mentor for Todd. Todd was a loving father of 4 beautiful children and a caring companion to his fianc, Monique Snell. The family will receive family and friends on Tuesday September 25, 2018 from 6 oclock pm until 8 oclock pm at Beyers Funeral Home in Leesburg, Florida. At other times, the family will receive family and friends at the home of Denise Ruser. The funeral will be held at Beyers Funeral Home in Leesburg, Florida on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 2 oclock pm. The interment will follow the funeral and will be held at Shiloh Cemetery in Fruitland Park, Florida. Complete obituary posted on www. beyersfuneralhome. com. Arrangements by Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg, FL. Jeffery Todd Kimberlin Funeral Services TodaysServices Hes a big talker,Ž she said.Included in the big talk, however, were alleged threats to slaughterŽ any FBI agent that came to arrest him.Richard Phillips told the agents he had no plans to travel out of state to threaten members of the Congress, including Rep. Maxine Waters, a Democrat from California. He blamed her for his inability to get a job. He told the agents he had no means to carry out any threat.Jenette Phillips said the two FBI agents who questioned him that day assured him that he was not going to be arrested for blowing off steam,Ž shook his hand and left. But on Sept. 19, the agents returned banging on the windows and doors.She said she cooperated with authorities, including telling them about a .38-caliber handgun that belonged to her late husband, a Korean War veteran, former police officer and a master locksmith who did some work for federal authorities.The gun has been locked up in a gun safe in her room since he died in 2001. She said Mondaythat her son never knew it existed. When she was released from LRMCon Thursday, she went back to LifeStream to pick up her purse and apartment keys.Mrs. Phillilps you cant leave,Ž they told her, and held her overnight.Mrs. Phillips, you dont belong here,Ž a nurse told her, and she was released the next day. She said she repeat-edly told counselors that she had no plans to harm herself.The Phillips have no car. Parked in the corner of the living room is a grocery cart that they push to Wal-Mart for groceries. Hes my pusher,Ž she said of the cart.He likes to help others, she said. Hes always asking people if he can help put groceries in their car. The older women call him my teddy bear.ŽShe said he also likes to walk to the library.He loves the presi-dent,Ž she said of Donald Trump, and all the news stories about the resis-tanceŽ to his presidency have upset both of them, she said.The Democrats are against him. They want to investigate him out,Ž she said. They want to elect communists.ŽHe has tried to get a job in the past few months but he can only go to places within walking distance, she said.Hes tired of people hating the president.Ž He should not have made the threats, she said. However, she is worried about him.Hes my only baby,Ž she said, tearing up.She has not been able to talk to him since his arrest, but she has a message. I love him. Ill stick by him. Well work it out,Ž she said.Phillips could be sentenced up to five years in prison on the charge of transmitting threatening communication, accord-ing to the U.S. Attorneys Office.He is being held with-out bond at the Marion County Jail on a federal hold.He has been assigned a federal assistant public defender. PHILLIPSFrom Page A3Patronis, who has started running a campaign ad that highlights his support for the law, announced last week the launch of training materials for first responders on PTSD.Weve heard terrible stories about the impact tragedies like Pulse, Parkland and most recently Jacksonville Landing, have on our first responders and their families,Ž Patronis, whose job includes serving as state fire marshal, said in a statement. The training is an important step needed to help our first responders.ŽAccording to a 2015 article published in the Journal of Emergency Medical Services, 6.6 percent of 4,000 first responders surveyed had attempted suicide, which is more than 10 times the rate in the general population.Under the new law, first responders who have witnessed the death of a minor or witnessed a death that involved grievous bodily harm of a nature that shocks the conscienceŽ can file workers compensation claims for lost wages.The new law is expected to increase workers compensation costs for cities and counties that employ first responders by upward of $7 million, according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance.Another new law (SB 1576) taking effect next week stems from the beating death last year of a 9-month-old Labrador retriever puppy in Volusia County.The new law, named Ponces LawŽ after the puppy, will allows judges to bar people convicted of animal cruelty from owning pets. The legislation also increases the severity ranking of animal-abuse related crimes, making it more likely that offenders would go to jail upon conviction.Kate MacFall with the Humane Society of the United States hopes the new law will allow judges to make sure people who mistreat animals are not allowed to repeat the cycle of abuse.It gives that judge discretion to say they cant have any contact with animals during their probation,Ž MacFall said. It clarifies that and gives the judge the authority to have that as part of the sentencing, so that the criminal cannot have contact with animals during their probation.ŽIn addition to dealing with animal cruelty, the new law also creates policies and procedures for animal shelters to use following natural disasters, such as hurricanes, to return lost pets to their owners.It puts more teeth into it. It stiffens the penalty for people who abuse animals,Ž MacFall said. Who wouldnt support that? This all came from a dog named Ponce, that was beaten to death last year. It was a horrific tragedy.ŽOther new laws going into place on Oct. 1:„ HB 55, allows people buying guns to use credit cards to pay for background checks. They have been required in the past to pay with personal checks, money orders or cashiers checks.„ HB 135, allows deaf people to voluntarily identify themselves as hearing-impaired when they register vehicles. The idea, which came from a Tallahassee police officer whose son is deaf, is intended to prevent communications issues with deaf drivers that could inadvertently lead to confrontations.„ HB 523, increases penalties to a third-degree felony for people who trespass on airport property to injure other people, damage property or impede the operations of aircraft. The bill is in reaction to instances since 2014 of people getting on property at Florida airports, including Orlando International, Tampa International and Miami International.„ HB 961, allows businesses such as bars to receive up to 10 cases of branded glassware „ 24 glasses per container „ a year from brewers or importers. Supporters of the beer glassŽ bill maintained that the change would allow small businesses to save on the cost of glassware. But a number of craft brewers opposed the measure, arguing it would allow a small number of brewers who could afford the costs to flood the market with company-branded glassware. LAWSFrom Page A3Markeis came running out and he pushed him,Ž Jacobs said. He was like, you know „ you know, um, Stay away from my girl, or something, he said. And then all of a sudden, dude was on the ground, and he pulled out a gun and shot him.Ž Said Jacobs: All he did was backed up. Cause, you know, anybody, you know, with a gun pointed at him, he gonna, you know, shut up and not say nothing.ŽDrejka, who is 48, told a detective, It happened so fast and that was that ... I was literally blindsided.ŽDuring the interview, the retired tree trimmer said hed carried a gun since he was 22, and that people parking illegally in handicapped spots at that store was a pet peeve, and that hed approached people before.Does it ever go through your mind ... that they might not take that right? That this might go sideways a little bit?Ž the detective asked.Um, well, sure. But thats why I take precau-tions, as well,Ž Drejka said.When asked what kind of precautions, Drejka replied: Well, Im a very careful person and I have a permit.ŽIn an interview with a local TV station since his arrest, Drejka said that parking spaces for the disabled have always touched a nerveŽ because his high school girlfriend and his mother-in-law used disabled parking spots.McGlocktons family has been outspoken in their dismay over how the case was handled, and hired attorney Ben-jamin Crump, who gained national prominence rep-resenting the family of Trayvon Martin after the black teens fatal shooting by a Hispanic man in 2012. SHOOTINGFrom Page A3

PAGE 5 | Tuesday, September 25, 2018 A5Junior Miss Alexis Farkus, 10. Alexis is the daughter of Brittany Farkus and Shane Farkus. Alexis is in the 5th grade at the Villages Charter School.Teen Miss Brooke Crenshaw, 13. Brooke is the daughter of Tabitha and Bruce Crenshaw. Brooke is in the 8th grade at the Villages Charter Middle School. This year, the pageant gave an additional $2,500 to two other young women … a $1,500 Community Service Scholarship sponsored by the OBG Lions Club and a $1,000 Kind and Humble Award in memory of Sharon St. Cyr. In all the win-ners received $12,500 in scholarship money. PAGEANTFrom Page A1 Even as he took issue with the reports, Rosenstein arrived at the White House on Monday expect-ing to be fired, according to another person who spoke on condition of anonymity. Instead, after he met with chief of staff John Kelly and spoke by phone to Trump himself, questions about his future were effectively tabled until the personal meeting on Thursday.The position of deputy attorney general is ordinar-ily a relatively low-visibility one in Washington, but Rosenstein has assumed outsized significance given his appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate potential ties between Russia and Trumps 2016 presidential campaign.Any firing or resignation spells immediate uncertainty for an investigation that Rosenstein oversees and would place that responsibility in the hands of a replacement who Democrats fear would be less respectful of Muel-lers independence and mandate. Even some con-gressional Republicans and Trump aides have warned for months against firing Rosenstein for fear that it could lead to impeachment.The commotion about Rosensteins future adds to the turmoil roiling the administration, just six weeks before midterm elections with control of Congress at stake. In addition to dealing with the Mueller investigation, the White House is also struggling to win confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.The Trump-Rosenstein meeting will be on the same day as an extraordinary Senate committee hearing featuring Kavanaugh and a woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school. Questions about Rosensteins future, long simmering, took on new life Friday with a New York Times report that in May 2017 discussions with FBI and Justice Depart-ment officials he suggested the idea of secretly record-ing Trump „ remarks his defenders insist were merely sarcastic „ and of invoking the Constitution to have the Cabinet consider removing him from office. Rosenstein was summoned to the White House on Friday evening for a conversation with chief of staff Kelly after which he issued a denial that was even sharper in tone than the one the Justice Depart-ment sent out hours earlier.In conversations over the weekend, he told Kelly he would resign, though the terms were unclear. He also told White House Counsel Don McGahn that he was considering doing so. McGahn told Rosenstein they should discuss the issue Monday, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the private conversation.He met again with Kelly on Monday and spoke by phone with Trump. Rosenstein was captured by photographers leaving the White House after his meetings Monday and was led out by Kelly.At the request of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, he and President Trump had an extended conversation to discuss the recent news stories,Ž White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. Because the President is at the United Nations General Assembly and has a full schedule with leaders from around the world, they will meet on Thursday when the President returns to Wash-ington, D.C.ŽIts unclear what will happen Thursday.Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein leaves the White House on Monday in Washington. [SUSAN WALSH/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] ROSENSTEINFrom Page A1This set of raises affects just 187 staff members of the Lake County School District who arent covered by a union contract.The Lake County School District uses a12-step system of pay, and will move all those employees up one step for the academic year.A number of employees who have reached step 21 already will receive a 3 percent incentive raise.These new raises come in response to the recently approved contracts with the Lake County Education Association and the Service Employees International Union, which governs bus drivers and other school service employees. Those contracts ensured teachers and service employees raises alongside sweeping changes in the way each class of employee is treated by the district. Non-instructional employees who werent covered by the SEIU agreement include various administrators and their associated staffs. RAISESFrom Page A1 found a decomposing cat atop the washing machine next to the detergent jugs, but Cameron did not know it was there. € In the kitchen, the counters were cov-ered entirely with cat feces and cockroaches and dirty dishes,Ž the report states. There was nowhere to look where there werent visible cockroaches moving.Ž € The boy was often left alone with his bedrid-den step-grandfather, who urinates in a jug and defecates in a plastic bag.The boy told investigators he tries to clean up sometimes but he is afraid because he has been whipped with a belt for trying to pick up trash on the porch and trying to clean up feces on the floor inside the home.Also notable in the report is that sheriffs detectives began their investigation on Sept. 10 but waited until Saturday to arrest Cameron because he needed to be decontaminated by the fire department before he could be transported to jail. FILTHFrom Page A3


A6 Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | DailyCommercial.comBy Maryclaire Dale and Michael R. SisakThe Associated PressNORRISTOWN, Pa. „ Declaring Bill Cosby doesnt deserve a free pass because of his advanced age, prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence the comedian to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, while the defense argued that he is too old and helpless to do time behind bars. What does an 81-year-old man do in prison?Ž defense attorney Joseph Green asked on Day 1 of the sentencing hearing for Cosby, who is legally blind and dependent on others. How does he fight off the people who are trying to extort him, or walk to the mess hall?ŽGreen suggested that Cosby instead receive something akin to house arrest.Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said that he has no doubt Cosby would commit another such offense if given the oppor-tunity, warning that the TV star seemingly gets a sexual thrill out of slipping women drugs and assaulting them.So to say that hes too old to do that „ to say that he should get a pass, because its taken this long to catch up to what hes done?Ž Steele said, his voice rising. What theyre asking for is a get out of jail free card.ŽAnd he said the sentence should send a message to others.Despite bullying tactics, despite PR teams and other folks trying to change the optics, as one lawyer for the defense put it, the bottom line is that nobodys above the law. Nobody,Ž the district attorney said.Judge Steven ONeill is expected to sentence Cosby on Tuesday. The TV star once known as Americas Dad for his starring role in The Cosby ShowŽ could become the first celebrity of the #MeToo era to be sent to prison.Cosby was convicted in April of violating former Temple University womens basketball administrator Andrea Con-stand at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004.After testifying for several hours at two trials, the first of which ended in a hung jury, Constand spoke in court Monday for just two minutes.The jury heard me. Mr. Cosby heard me. Now all I am asking for is justice as the court sees fit,Ž said Constand, who submitted a much longer victim-impact statement that wasnt read in court.Steele quoted Constand in her statement as saying that Cosby took my beau-tiful, healthy, young spirit and crushed it.ŽThe three charges on which Cosby was con-victed carry up to 10 years in prison each, but both sides agreed to merge them together for sentenc-ing because they stemmed from the same encounter. State sentencing guidelines call for about one to four years behind bars on the combined charge.The judge is also expected to decide whether to declare Cosby a sexually violent predatorŽ „ a scarlet letter that would make him subject to man-datory lifetime counseling and community notifica-tion of his whereabouts.On Monday, Kristen Dudley, a psychologist for the state of Pennsylvania, testified that Cosby fits the criteria for a sexually violent predator, showing signs of a mental disorder that involves an uncontrollable urge to violate helpless women. A psychologist for Cosbys side is set to testify Tuesday.Cosbys lawyers argued that the state law on classifying sexual predators is unconstitutional. They contended also that Cosby is unlikely to commit another crime because of his age and health and because there have been no complaints that he molested anyone in the 14 years since his encounter with Constand.The suggestion that Mr. Cosby is dangerous is not supported by anything other than the frenzy,Ž Green said, alluding to protesters outside the courthouse and public debate about the case.Constands mother, Gianna, also took the stand Monday and attributed her health problems to Cosby-related stress. She accused Cosby of ruining many lives.ŽI can only hope and pray that some sense of peace and faith can be restored back on our family,Ž she said. The victims cannot be un-raped. Unfortunately, all we can do is hold the perpetrator accountable.ŽCosbys side didnt call any character witnesses and touched only on his life and fame, noting how he had been poor, dropped out of high school and served in the Navy before soaring to stardom.He will be given the opportunity to speak in court before he is sentenced.Mondays proceedings took place as another extraordinary #MeToo drama continued to unfold on Capitol Hill, where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces allegations of sexual misconduct from more than three decades ago.Cosby, looking grim, walked into the courthouse Monday morning on the arm of his longtime spokesman as protesters shouted at him. His wife of 54 years, Camille, was not in court. Several of the jurors who convicted him watched the hearing on a monitor in an overflow courtroom.Cosby prosecutor asks for 5 to 10 years in prisonBill Cosby departs from a sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse on Monday in Norristown Pa. [MATT SLOCUM/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

PAGE 7 | Tuesday, September 25, 2018 A7 By Marley JayThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Global stocks took small losses Monday after China reportedly pulled out of trade talks with the U.S. Industrial companies and banks suffered some of the worst declines among American stocks.The U.S. and China officially began taxing larger amounts of each others goods Monday, and the Wall Street Journal reported that China pulled out of talks that could have led to a new round of negotiations to end the trade war. The U.S. is now taxing another $200 billion in Chinese imports at a rate of 10 percent, and China added taxes of 5 to 10 percent on $60 billion in U.S. products. Oil prices jumped after OPEC decided not to produce more oil.Technology and health care companies rose, leaving U.S. indexes only slightly lower.The markets been remarkably resilient over the last couple of months while trade tensions were heating up,Ž said Terry Sandven, chief equity strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Management.Sandven said the trade spat will endure past the midterm elections in November, but stocks are likely to keep rising because of strong earnings growth for U.S. companies, combined with low inflation and low interest rates. After a volatile stretch early this year, the S&P hasnt risen or fallen 1 percent in a day since late June.Sandven noted that this years stock gains have been concentrated in technology, retail and health care companies. Global stocks dip on China report MARKET WATCHDow 26,562.05 181.45 Nasdaq 7,993.25 6.29 S&P 2,919.37 10.30 Russell 1,705.32 7.00 NYSE 13,162.06 74.39COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,199.30 2.10 Silver 14.251 .018 Platinum 829.30 .30 Copper 2.8160 .0205 Oil 72.08 1.30By Joe McDonaldThe Associated PressBEIJING „ China and the United States imposed new tariff hikes on each others goods Monday and Beijing accused Washington of bullying, giving no sign of compromise in an intensifying battle over technology that is weighing on global economic growth.U.S. regulators went ahead with a planned 10 percent tax on a $200 billion list of 5,745 Chinese imports including bicycles and furniture. Chinas customs agency said it responded at noon by beginning to collect taxes of 5 or 10 percent on a $60 billion list of 5,207 American goods, from honey to industrial chemicals.The conflict stems from U.S. President Donald Trumps complaints Beijing steals or pressures foreign companies to hand over technology.American officials say Chinese plans for state-led development of global competitors in robotics and other technologies violate its market-opening obligations and might erode U.S. industrial leadership.Chinas leaders offered to narrow their politically sensi-tive, multibillion-dollar trade surplus with the United States by purchasing more natural gas and other American exports. But they have rejected pressure to change industry plans the communist leadership sees as a path to prosperity and global influence.Mondays tariff hike follows a report by The Wall Street Journal that Chinese officials pulled out of a meeting to dis-cuss possible talks proposed by Washington. The Chinese gov-ernment had given no public indication whether it would accept the invitation.Envoys last met Aug. 22 in Washington but reported no progress.US, China hike tari s as trade row intensi es World markets How key international stock markets performed: Amsterdam AEX -0.3% 549.78 548.43 Brussels BEL20 -0.7% 3,774.88 3,747.22 Frankfurt DAX -0.6% 12,430.88 12,350.82 Hong Kong Hang Seng -1.6% 27,953.58 27,499.39 London FTSE 100 -0.4% 7,490.23 7,458.41 Milan FTSE MIB -0.9% 21,536.74 21,339.87 Paris CAC40 -0.3% 5,494.17 5,476.17 Sydney ASX All Ordinaries -0.1% 6,305.40 6,299.50 Tokyo Nikkei 0.0% 23,869.93 23,869.93 Zurich Swiss Market Index -0.6% 8,995.38 8,946.22 BUSINESSWHAT TO WATCH FOR TODAY€ The Conference Board releases the Consumer Con“ dence Index for September.MARKET MOVERS€ General Electric Co., down 43 cents to $11.74: Industrial companies slumped after China reportedly canceled a proposal for new trade talks with the U.S. € Symantec Corp., up 79 cents to $21.69: The software company concluded an audit and said it doesnt expect to make major changes to its “ nancial reports.BRIEFCASEFRESNO, CALIF.Trump mileage rollback under “ re at hearingElectric vehicle advo-cates, environmental groups and California officials blasted the Trump administrations proposal to roll back car-mileage standards at a Monday hearing in a region with some of the nations worst air pollution.The session in Califor-nias Central Valley is the first of three events by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Adminis-tration to gather public comment on the mile-age plan.The proposal announced in August would freeze U.S. mileage standards at levels mandated by the Obama administration for 2020 instead of continuing to rise to 36 miles per gallon by 2025, 10 miles per gallon higher than the current requirement.NEW YORKSiriusXM presses play on deal with Pandora MediaSubscription radio company SiriusXM says its buying music streaming service Pan-dora Media Inc. in a deal valued at about $3.5 billion that will allow it to expand its service beyond cars and into mobile devices and homes.Pandora has faced intense pressure from competitors like Spotify and Apple. Its last quarterly profit was in December 2014.But a buyout by SiriusXM, which made a $480 million investment in Pandora in June 2017, may be the boost the business needs. The Associated PressA Lyft logo is installed on a Lyft drivers car next to an Uber sticker Jan. 31 in Pittsburgh. [GENE J. PUSKAR/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Why the gig economy may not be the workforce of the futureBy Christopher RugaberThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The gigŽ economy might not be the new frontier for Americas work-force after all.From Uber to TaskRabbit to YourMechanic, so-called gig work „ task-oriented work offered by online apps „ has been promoted as providing the flexibility and independence that traditional jobs dont offer. Yet the evidence is growing that over time, these jobs dont deliver the financial returns many workers expect.And they dont appear to be reshaping the workforce. Over the past two years, pay for gig workers has dropped, and they are earning a growing share of their income elsewhere, a new study finds. Most Ameri-cans who earn income through online platforms do so for only a few months each year, according to the study by the JPMorgan Chase Institute released Monday.The study, along with other research, points to three con-clusions about the gig economy:Dont believe hypeOnline work platforms took off after Ubers founding in 2009. They bene“ ted from a weak economic recovery that had left millions of Americans unemployed and desperate for work. The initial popularity of gig work prompted a rash of speculation that independent workers „ freelancers as well as gig workers and contractors „ would soon occupy a steadily larger portion of the workforce. In October, a study by the Freelancers Union and Upwork, a freelancing website, predicted that a majority of U.S. workers would be freelancers by 2027. Yet the JPMorgan Chase Institutes report casts doubt on that likelihood. It found that among drivers, 58 percent work just three months or less each year through online economy websites. These include ridehailing services such as Uber and Lyft as well as delivery drivers and movers who “ nd work through online apps. Amazon, for example, now uses independent drivers to deliver some packages.Falling pay hurtsThe number of gig workers has grown substantially in the past “ ve years, the institute found, but growth is slowing. Among drivers, a ” ood of competition on sites like Uber and Lyft has led to lower pay. In March 2018, about 1.6 percent of families participated in the gig economy, equivalent to about 2 million households, the study said. That is barely up from 1.5 percent a year earlier. Drivers for Uber, Lyft and other platforms now collectively earn only about half as much each month as they did “ ve years ago, the institute said. Average monthly incomes have fallen from $1,535 in October 2012 to just $762 in March of this year, not adjusted for in” ation. That drop likely re” ects the fact that many drivers are probably working fewer hours, Grieg said. Many have probably found other sources of income as the job market has strengthened. Struggles on the side 2,500 2,600 2,700 2,800 2,900 3,000 S AMJJA 2,840 2,900 2,960 S&P 500Close: 2,919.37 Change: -10.3 (-0.4%) 10 DAYS 23,000 24,000 25,000 26,000 27,000 S AMJJA 25,720 26,260 26,800 Dow Jones industrialsClose: 26,562.05 Change: -181.45 (-0.7%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 896 Declined 1918 New Highs 46 New Lows 102 Vol. (in mil.) 3,313 Pvs. Volume 5,495 2,341 3,627 1130 1755 39 48 NYSE NASDDOW 26709.94 26548.68 26562.05 -181.45 -0.68% +7.45% DOW Trans. 11515.12 11342.84 11370.21 -162.35 -1.41% +7.14% DOW Util. 726.88 719.87 720.52 -6.64 -0.91% -0.39% NYSE Comp. 13237.81 13148.67 13162.05 -74.39 -0.56% +2.76% NASDAQ 7997.90 7912.47 7993.25 +6.29 +0.08% +15.79% S&P 500 2923.79 2912.63 2919.37 -10.30 -0.35% +9.19% S&P 400 2039.56 2023.71 2032.17 -9.19 -0.45% +6.92% Wilshire 5000 30368.13 30245.67 30313.36 -110.64 -0.36% +9.06% Russell 2000 1711.74 1697.76 1705.32 -7.00 -0.41% +11.06% HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. 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Brown & Brown BRO 23.65 31.55 30.01 -.26 -0.9 t t s ... +29.9 28 0.30 CocaCola Co KO 41.45 48.62 46.07 -.51 -1.1 t s s +0.4 +6.0 87 1.56 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 30.43 44.00 35.63 -2.27 -6.0 t t s -10.7 +3.0 17 0.76 Darden Rest DRI 77.55 124.00 113.28 +.39 +0.3 s t s +18.0 +39.1 22 3.00 Disney DIS 96.80 117.90 112.77 +2.37 +2.1 s s s +4.9 +13.3 15 1.68 Gen Electric GE 11.94 25.21 11.74 -.43 -3.5 t t t -32.8 -48.9 dd 0.48 General Mills GIS 41.01 60.69 44.01 -.45 -1.0 t t t -25.8 -10.2 10 1.96 Harris Corp HRS 129.86 170.54 162.26 -2.02 -1.2 t t s +14.5 +27.2 29 2.74f Home Depot HD 159.75 215.43 207.99 -4.40 -2.1 t s s +9.7 +35.9 27 4.12 IBM IBM 137.45 171.13 150.03 -1.32 -0.9 t s s -2.2 +8.4 11 6.28f Lowes Cos LOW 75.36 117.35 115.01 -1.83 -1.6 t s s +23.7 +51.9 24 1.92f NY Times NYT 16.95 26.85 23.00 -.50 -2.1 t t t +24.3 +22.6 cc 0.16 NextEra Energy NEE 144.70 175.65 168.81 -1.95 -1.1 t t s +8.1 +19.3 12 4.44 PepsiCo PEP 95.94 122.51 112.27 -2.64 -2.3 t t s -6.4 +4.9 35 3.71 Suntrust Bks STI 56.30 75.08 70.09 -.77 -1.1 t t s +8.5 +27.3 13 2.00f WalMart Strs WMT 77.50 109.98 94.92 -.98 -1.0 t s s -3.9 +22.5 23 2.08f Xerox Corp XRX 23.52 37.42 27.27 -.73 -2.6 t t s -6.4 -11.9 34 1.00 52-WK RANGE CLOSE YTD 1YR NAME TICKER LO HI CLOSE CHG %CHG WK MO QTR %CHG %RTN P/E DIVStocks of Local Interest


A8 Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | TIPOFTHEWEEKCOPING WITHINFO OVERLOADTheMayoClinic recentlypostedan articleresponding tothefollowing question:How canIcopewith thehugeamount ofinformation comingatme everyday?Ifeel likeImdrinking fromarehose.Ž Thearticleoered twoconceptsto helpcopewithall ofthatinfofrom socialmedia, news,emailand more. 1.Recognizeyou havelimited bandwidth. 2.Practice selectivelistening. Moreinformation isavailableat VACCINATIONSKEEPKIDS CURRENTDr.Robert Jacobson, MayoClinic ChildrensCenter pediatricianand vaccinespecialist, advisesparentsto ensuretheirchild hasrecommended vaccinations andbeaware ofchangesto thoserecommendations. Hesuggests parentscontact theirfamily physicianorvisit theCentersfor DiseaseControl andPreventions onlineregistryto stayinformedof therecommended schooladmission vaccine requirementsfor theirchild. PREGNANCYTRYINGTO CONCEIVE?Considerthe followingwhen tryingtoconceive: €Anat-home ovulation predictorkitlike FirstResponsewill identifyyourtwo mostfertiledays bypinpointing asurgeinthe luteinizing hormonethat triggersovulation. €Takeprenatal vitaminswith sucientfolic acid,suchas prescriptionOB Complete. „Brandpoint TODAYSWORKOUT Lungewithkickbackchallengesarmsandlegs ByAmericanHeart AssociationNews I ftailgatepartieswithbrats, cheesedipsandchili bowlsarentenough togivepassionatesports fansheartproblems,all theclosecallsandtensefinal gamemomentsjustmight. Whenthereisanemotional attachment,therecanbeemotional stress,andemotionalstressisone ofthetriggersofcardiovascular events,ŽsaidDr.RobertKloner, chiefscienceofficeroftheHuntingtonMedicalResearchInstitutesinPasadena,California. Studieshaveshownsporting eventsliketheSuperBowl,World CupsoccerandtheRugbyWorld Cupcanleadtoarrhythmiasfor certaindie-hardfansand,insome cases,heartattacks.Duringthe summer,numerousWorldCup spectatorstweetedaboutgettingwarningsfromtheirsmartwatchesoverheartratespikes recordedduringsoccermatches. Wheneverthereisalongstandingrivalryoragamesintensity isturnedup,theheart-breaking conditionsabsolutelyripen. Youessentiallygetafightor-flightresponse,ŽsaidKloner, aprofessorofmedicineatthe UniversityofSouthernCaliforniainLosAngeles. Whathappens?Thesympatheticnervoussystemgets stimulatedandtheresarelease ofcatecholamines(hormones), likeadrenaline,Žhesaid.Heart rateandbloodpressuregoup.The contractilityoftheheartgoesup. Allofthosethingscontributeto anincreaseinoxygendemand.Ž Andthatcanleadto heartproblems. In2009,Klonerpublisheda studythatlookedatheart-related deathsfollowingtwoSuperBowl gamesinvolvingLosAngeles teams.Researchersfounddeath ratesfromheartattacksandischemicheartdiseaseinthecity increasedin1980aftertheRams lostanintensechampionship matchtothePittsburghSteelers. Incontrast,aRaidersvictoryinthe1984SuperBowl againsttheWashingtonRedskins wasassociatedwithadecline indeathsfromanycause. Abigfactorinwhetherasports enthusiastsuffersheartproblems duringanintensegamemaybethe personshealthstatus,saidDr. DavidWaters,acardiologistand professoremeritusatUniversity ofCalifornia,SanFrancisco. Theprototypicalsportsfan isoverweight,hessedentary, doesntexercisemuch,maybe hashighbloodpressure,ŽWaters said.Hesolder,amaleandhas alotofcardiovascularriskfactors tobeginwith,inotherwords.Ž Manysportingeventsalsotake placeinextremeweather,hesaid. ThecoldthatcloaksaPackersfan tryingtowatchagameduringa snowstorminGreenBay,Wisconsin,forexample,caneasily contributetothekindofstressthat leadstoaheartattackorstroke. Theresaconfluenceof severaldifferentthingsthat increaseyourriskatthatparticularmoment,ŽWaterssaid. Sohowcanpassionatesportsfans protectthemselvesduringclose games?Theyshouldreachoutto theirdoctoriftheyknowtheyget easilyexcited.Theyalsoshould startbetteraddressinganyheart diseaseriskfactorstheyhave. Sothatmeansdontsmoke. Modifyfoodintake.Watchyour cholesterol.Beonastatinifyou needto,ŽKlonersaid.Make sureyourbloodpressureisunder control.Keepyourdiabetesin check.Thosearetheriskfactors thatweknowwecanmodify.Ž Watersagreed.Butheadded thattakingsomeriskisnt entirelybadfortheheart. Lifeingeneralisstressful,Žhesaid.Theresgood stressandbadstressandifyou avoidedeverythinginlifethat couldgiveyouaheartattack, youdhaveaveryboringlife.Ž mayhavemore toworryabout thanwinning thegame KnowyourriskfactorsHeartdiseaseistheNo.1killerinthe UnitedStates.CardiologistRobert Klonercautionsthatfanswhoget excitedduringsportingeventsand havetheriskfactorsforheartdisease (highbloodpressure,highcholesterol, andsmoking)shouldconsulttheir doctorbeforeabiggame. Die-hard fans ByMarloAllevaMoreContentNow O urmovetodayisa deeplungewitha doubletricepskickback.Youwillneedaset oflighttomediumhand weights.Thismovewillbe workingyourtriceps,back, coreandtoningthelower bodybyholdingyourlunge. Beginthisexerciseby graspingyourhandweights ineachhandandsplittingyourstancetoprepare foryourlunge.Rollyour shouldersbackanddown, tuckingyourarmsintoyour sideholdingyourweights. Proceedtobendinyour frontknee,withyourtoe facingforwardandturning yourbackfootsidewaysfor properbalance,andkeeping yourbacklegstraight.As youbendintoyourlunge, slightlydropyourchest forwardoveryourfront kneetocreateresistance onyourtricepsasyoukick theweightbackward. Tuckingbotharms intoyoursideswithyour elbowsbenttobegin,you arereadytostartyourkick backmotion.Proceedtolift thehandweightsparallel withyourtorso.Onceyou reachyourfullestextension,returnyourarms tothestartingposition. Continuingtoholdyour lunge,repeatthiskickback motionwithbotharmsfor atleasteightto10times. Releasetheexerciseby standingup,takingasmall break,andswitchingyour leadleg.Resumeyourlungingpositionontheopposite leg,findyourarmplacement,andcontinueinto yournextkickbackset. Shootforatleasttwoto threesetsoneachside.If thehandweightsbecome tooheavy,grablighter weightsornoweightsatall. Thismoveisgreat combinedwitheither upperorlowerbody workoutsoronitsown, sinceyouaregettinga littlebitofeverything. MarloAlleva,aninstructoratGoldsGymand groupfitnesscoordinator atFontaine-GillsYMCA inFlorida,canbereached demonstrates adeeplunge withdouble triceps kickback.[PIERRE DUCHARME/ THELEDGER] HEALTH BIGSTOCK

PAGE 9 | Tuesday, September 25, 2018 A9 The University of Floridas rise in the national rankings didnt happen by accident. UF moved up to No. 8 among public universities in the recent U.S. News and World Report rankings, after last year cracking the top 10 for the first time by placing ninth. UF has worked for decades on efforts to rank among the countrys top universities. It got a huge boost in recent years with additional state funding, which helped such efforts as a hiring push that is starting to reduce its student-faculty ratio. Unfortunately Floridas public schools havent fared as well when it comes to funding or rankings. While U.S. News placed Floridas higher education system in the top spot in the country in rankings earlier this year, Floridas pre-K through grade 12 education system was ranked just 40th among states. For all Floridians to have the best chance to succeed, the state must have stronger public schools to match the rising reputations of its colleges and universities. Not only will that better prepare Florida students for UF and other state universities with increasingly difficult academic standards, it will help UF recruit more top-notch faculty. UFs strategic development plan is based on the premise that conditions in the city it calls home help attract people to the university. Employees moving here and other residents want high-quality local schools, yet Alachua County Public Schools „ like other public schools in Florida „ lack adequate support from the state. Thankfully Alachua County voters have taken it upon themselves to better fund our schools. They approved the one-mill initiative three times to help fill in funding gaps, and this fall will be considering measures to pay for school facilities improvements as well as early childhood education and other programs for children. But the Florida Legislature needs to do better than the 47 cents per student increase in K-12 funding that it passed this year. State lawmakers have been focused in recent years on passing testing requirements and other mandates that have a debatable effect on the quality of schools, while making it harder to attract and retain teachers. Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has a plan for a $1 billion funding boost for schools. The money would raise teacher pay to a minimum $50,000 starting salary and increase spending on such things as early childhood education and vocational programs. Republican gubernatorial candidate and former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis has provided scant details of his education plans. But his campaign has been critical of Gillums proposal to increase the corporate tax rate to 7.75 percent from 5.5 percent to generate the $1 billion. Quality corporations, like top universities, benefit from a better educated populace. A first-rate education system from pre-K to Ph.D. will attract and create the businesses needed to diversify Floridas economy. UF is getting closer to being a top five public university thanks to renewed state support. Floridas public schools need the same kind of commitment to rise in quality and the rankings. This editorial first appeared in the Gainesville Sun. Guest editorials dont necessarily reflect the Daily Commercials views.ANOTHER OPINIONTop schools needed from pre-K to Ph.D. ANOTHER OPINION The Mount Dora City Council voted recently to raise the fire service assessment fee from the current $50 flat rate that homeowners are paying now to $219 per year „ or $18 per month. Heres what Facebook users had to say:Im looking to sell and get out of town in the near future. This city is so poorly run I want no part of it.Ž „ Jeremy Rice Where do these crazy people think people are going to get all this extra money? Property taxes have risen this year and now they want to add even more. People have to work just to pay their taxes and insurance nowadays.Ž „ Shannan Buttner Come to Leesburg. Our fee is only $58. We have great parks, downtown, housing and business opportunities, hospital, airport, a college, proximity to Orlando, a mall going through major renovations with a renovated theater, bowling alley, indoor go carts, ice skating rink (under construction) and the villages and just great people. Our ad valorem is lower too.Ž „ Robert Bone Double the fire tax would be too much of a increase. This is a long-range project and there should be monies from other sources. Quadruple should not be even considered at this time.Ž „ Carman Miller They burn down even with paid fireman but they do mitigate damage to surrounding properties. They really should have deferred as much of this cost to new construction impact fees. Thats a hefty increase for residents. Can they offset it with lowering other fees?Ž „ Cinda Manley For just 59 cents per day the Mount Dora Fire Department will save your life from a car wreck, house fire etc. They will even risk their own life to save yours! Sounds like a bargain to me.Ž „ Robert Minichino Lots to say here ... First, thats a HUGE increase at one time Second however, its comes out as $.60 a day for the services FD provides residents. The same residents that are quick to complain about every little thing FD does without considering the responsibilities and sacrifices that firefighters willingly choose to do for the sake of others. Third, I think its very sad that a small City dept is getting more Fire tax money than the County, which obviously covers more territory, with more citizens, with many stations that are unfit to live in for a 24 hour shift AND more outdated equipment. Rant over.Ž „ Sara McFarland Vaughn Mt. Dora needs to stay were they belong. Nobody in Sorrento wants to be annexed by them. We dont want your services.Ž „ Elizabeth Neal Koryciak Mount Dora strategic plan is to spend $17 million over three years for three new fire houses. Lake county originally built these mansions and discovered that they can do it for a fraction of the multi million dollar price. The multi million dollar buildings do not improve response times. You might be surprised to know that a starting salary fireman with fringe benefits, costs close to $80,000 a year. The county had the largest tax increase in history a few years back and that money was used to increase deputy salaries. They just got awarded another $3 million from the county for again deputy salaries. They just got part of the sales tax increase for over $1 million. And finally approved in our taxes for school resource officers for the sheriffs department. Many of us can afford this but what about the silent Minority of seniors living primarily office Social Security?Ž „ Edd Holder Raised the school safety tax, raise the fire tax, wanted to triple the St Johns water taxes. Lets see Im sure there is more! It all sounds needed sure but be ready for rents to go up everywhere.Ž „ Carol Gordon Maybe we should do away with public services??? No Police, Fire or City/County employees. See how well you can take care of yourself when something happens. Fire, Hurricanes, Storms with power outages. Think about it, everyone complains about the cost until they (public services) are needed.Ž „ Maye Carter WHAT YOURE SAYING ON SOCIAL MEDIA OPINIONSteve Skaggs | Publisher Tom McNiff | Executive Editor Whitney Lehnecker | Digital Editor, Lifestyles Editor Tom McNiff, editor 352-365-8250 tom.mcniff@dailycommercial.comFive years after the Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a new report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has confirmed predictions that the ruling would hobble enforcement of that landmark law. In addition to prohibiting racial discrimination in voting nationwide, the Voting Rights Act requires states and localities with a history of discrimination „ most of them in the South „ to pre-clearŽ changes in their election procedures with the U.S. Department of Justice or a federal court. In its 2013 decision in Shelby County vs. Holder, however, the court declared unconstitutional the formula Congress had established to determine which states would have to submit to pre-clearance, effectively shutting preclearance down. Writing for himself and four other conservatives, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said that the formula was obsolete because things have changed dramaticallyŽ since the Voting Rights Act was first enacted in 1965. It was a disastrous decision. The term judicial activism is thrown around, but if a decision ever deserved it, Shelby County did. The term judicial activismŽ is thrown around, but if a decision ever deserved it, Shelby County did. The Constitution authorizes Congress to enforce the provisions of the 15th Amendment „ which guarantees the right to vote without regard to race, color, or previous condition of servitudeŽ „ by enacting appropriate legislation.Ž In 2006 Congress voted to extend the Voting Rights Acts coverage formula for an additional 25 years in legislation signed by President George W. Bush. Despite that, the court threw it out. The Civil Rights Commission report, An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States,Ž makes it clear why the court should have deferred to Congress judgment that extending the coverage formula would protect gains already made and prevent states from relapsing into discriminatory practices. The report notes that within two hours of the decision, Texas attorney general tweeted that the state would reinstitute a strict photo ID law, which had been previously struck down by a court during the pre-clearance process. The day after the ruling, North Carolinas legislature voted to make its voter ID law stricter, and eliminated or restricted rules that had made it easier for minorities to vote. The report notes that both states actions were ultimately found by courts to be acts of intentional racial discrimination, but only after years of litigation. It almost certainly wouldnt have come to that if the old pre-clearance formula had remained in place. The report mentions other consequences of ending preclearance, such as the fact neither the Justice Department nor voters any longer receive notice of changes in voting procedures. That shifts the burden of monitoring election changes to voting rights groups, and imposes a large burden on communities, who must now stretch limited resources to track changes themselves in the absence of government transparency,Ž the report says. In its Shelby County decision, the Supreme Court left open the possibility that pre-clearance could resume if Congress legislated a new formula that more accurately reflected recent patterns of discrimination. Responding to that invitation, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has introduced the Voting Rights Advancement Act, which would automatically subject a state to pre-clearance if 15 or more voting-rights violations had occurred there over the last 25 years (or 10 violations if one was committed by the state government itself). The Civil Rights Commission would go even further. It proposes that Congress create a streamlined remedyŽ to review potentially discriminatory changes in election procedures before they go into effect „ even, the report suggests, in jurisdictions that do not have extensive histories of discrimination.Ž The obstacle to accomplishing these or any other reforms isnt constitutional; its political. In Congress (as in state legislatures) Republicans have a vested interest in restrictions „ such as unnecessary requirements for photo ID at the polls „ that disproportionately make voting harder for minorities who tend to support Democrats. Unless Republicans have a change of heart „ or unless they lose control of Congress „ it will be impossible to undo the damage caused by the Supreme Court. From Tribune News Service.ANOTHER OPINIONA clarion call to restore protections of the Voting Rights Act


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PAGE 11 | Tuesday, September 25, 2018 B1 SPORTSPaul Jenkins, Sports editor 352-365-8204 paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.comBy Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comTAVARES „ Scott Armatti stepped down Monday as Tavares football coach, midway through his third season with the Bulldogs.Longtime Tavares athletic director Gavin Jones will take over on interim basis.Ive had some personal health issues this fall that have not allowed me to be as focused and patient as I need to be,Ž said Armatti. I just reached the decision (Monday) morning and with everything going on with my health, its just time that I do this.ŽArmatti did not disclose his health issues. He did, however, say he is taking the week away from school and has a doctors appointment scheduled for Friday.Since taking over in 2016, the Bulldogs have compiled an 8-17 record under Armat-tis leadership, including a 2-3 mark this season. Tava-res has lost its last two games Armatti steps down as Tavares coachBulldogs football leader was midway through his third seasonTavares head coach Scott Armatti talks with his staff aduring a game against Eustis High School in 2017. [DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE] By Frank Jolleyfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comThe Villages went a long way towards cementing its claim as the top high school football team in Lake and Sumter counties with one of the most dominating defen-sive performances in recent memory, and a superstar was born on the gridiron in Eustis to highlight Week 5 of high school football.In addition, Lake Minneola and Wildwood appeared to be getting their acts together with convincing wins as most teams head into the second half of the regular.No significant injuries were reported following Fri-days games. Heres week 5 in review: Rashon Scott, EustisThe slippery senior turned in a effort for the ages on Friday to lead Eustis to a thrilling 45-42 win against Mount Dora in front of a raucous capacity crowd at the Panther Den.Scott shredded the Hurricanes' defense, rushing for 447 yards on 25 carries „ an average of 17.9 yards per carry „ and scoring four touchdowns. He also had three kickoff returns for 137 yards to finish with 584 total yards.One of his kickoff returns was an 86 yarder to the Mount Dora 10-yard line with less than two minutes to play to set up the gamewinning 34-yard field goal by Brett Zachman with 17 seconds to play.Scotts performance was 45 yards short of the area record of 492 yards, set by East Ridges Jeremy Wright in 2008. Behind Scott, Eustis hammered out 648 yards of total offense and snapped a nine-game losing streak against Mount Dora.For the season, Scott has run for 1,055 yards „ tops in Lake and Sumter counties. He is averaging 11.2 yards per carry and has scored seven touchdowns.Scott also has one pass reception for three yards and four kickoff returns for 167 yards to give him 1,225 total yards with five games remaining in the regular season. He is on pace to rush for 2,110 yards in his final season at Eustis and 2,450 total yards. The Villages DefenseThe Buffalo overpowered Lecanto on both sides of the football to improve to 4-0 „ Lake and Sumter counties only unbeaten team „ with a 35-0 win at The Range.But it was their play on defense which left many looking for words to describe their effort.The Villages limited the Panthers to minus-9 yards Football week 5 in reviewThe Villages remain undefeated; Eustis Scott turns in memorable performanceThe Villages Buffalo take the “ eld against Lecanto High School in The Villages on Friday. The Buffalo overpowered Lecanto on both sides of the football to improve to 4-0 „ Lake and Sumter counties only unbeaten team „ with a 35-0 win at The Range. [PAUL RYAN/ CORRESPONDENT] Eustis running back Rashon Scott carries the ball against Mount Dora on Friday. Scott “ nished with 584 total yards. [JOE OTT/ CORRESPONDENT] By Doug FergusonThe Associated PressSAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France „ Already the most intense competition in golf, the Ryder Cup doesnt need help to boost the excitement.Tiger Woods managed to take it to another level.He looked like the Woods of old by leading the final 36 holes of the Tour Champion-ship, not letting anyone near him until it was too late, a vin-tage performance made all the more remarkable by four back surgeries and a future that looked bleak only a year ago.Woods was a vice captain at the Presidents Cup a year ago this week and said he envisioned a scenario where he never returned to competi-tion. One PGA Tour event into his return, Jim Furyk selected him as a vice captain for the Ryder Cup. And then he picked him for the team. And then Woods won for the first time in more than five years.Its obviously a nice buzz for our team,Ž Furyk said Monday, a few hours after the American charter plane landed in Paris.The entire U.S. team was on a charter that arrived in Paris at about 12:45 p.m. European captain Thomas Bjorn arrived late last week, as did a few of his players. Six of them were at East Lake for the Tour Championship. The first offi-cial day of practice is Tuesday.Monday was as much a time to reflect on Woods as it was to rest up for a busy week at Le Golf National.I spent 25 years playing professional golf with Tiger Woods on the scene, and any time he does anything great, thats a story. And thats where we want to see him,Ž said Bjorn, the only player to be paired with Woods over 72 holes and beat him. That was in Dubai in 2001.He does so much for the game of golf,Ž Bjorn said. Watching that last night, I Tiger Woods winning adds to Ryder Cup excitementBy Jenna FryerThe Associated PressCONCORD, N.C. „ Charlotte Motor Speedway already has a win for the buzz it created by taking a bulldozer to its infield and building something new to NASCAR. Charlottes rovalŽ will debut Sunday in a critical playoff race „ a track unlike anything used before in NASCAR. It isnt an oval or a road course; rather, its a hybrid that uses Charlottes existing speedway along with a winding course through the infield. Fans havent been this excited for a race, for a track, in forever. The 17-turn, 2.28-mile course has a 35-foot change in elevation and everything about it is a mystery even after a handful of test sessions. It is a lurking monster on the schedule that has terrified teams trying to guess what to expect. Youre on pins and needles, afraid youre going to bust your butt,Ž said Jimmie Johnson, an eight-time winner on Charlottes oval. That is an unsettling feeling before an elimination race that will cut four drivers from the 16-driver field. Drivers didnt like it when Talladega Superspeedway was an elimination race because the Alabama track can be so unpredictable. At least they could formulate a plan of attack at Talladega. For the roval, no blueprint exits. Drivers figured out a shortcut during a test Charlottes rov al may be NASCARs race of the yearMartin Truex Jr. emerges from the tunnel during driver introductions prior to the start of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday in Richmond, Va. [STEVE HELBER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] See ARMATTI, B3 See GOLF, B3 See FOOTBALL, B3 See NASCAR, B3


B2 Tuesday, September 25, 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 TV MLB BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN „ N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay FS-Florida „ Miami at Washington 8 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia at Colorado (8:30 p.m.) 9:30 p.m. ESPN „ L.A. Dodgers at Arizona NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. NBCSN „ Preseason, Columbus at Buffalo SOCCER 12:20 p.m. FS2 „ Bundesliga, Werder Bremen vs. Hertha Berlin 2:30 p.m. FS1 „ Bundesliga, Bayern Munich at Augsburg FS2 „ Bundesliga, Freiburg vs. Schalke SPORTS BRIEFSCLEVELANDBrowns name rookie QB May“ eld starter The Baker Mayfield era has officially kicked off.Mayfield was named the Browns new starting quarterback on Monday, and the No. 1 pick will make his first start Sunday at Oakland.Coach Hue Jackson made the move to replace Tyrod Taylor with Mayfield after the rookie led the Browns to a 21-17 come-from-behind win Thursday night over the New York Jets „ Clevelands first win since 2016. Under the national TV spotlight, Mayfield came in for an injured Taylor and showed poise during his pro debut. He made quick decisions and throws while completing 17 of 23 passes for 201 yards in just more than one half.Taylor, who sustained a concussion, was start-ing because the Browns plan was to have Mayfield watch and learn as a backup until he was ready.GENEVAFavors to son detailed in FIFA of“ cials caseFIFA spent $11.7 million in less than three years on private jets, including luxury sight-seeing trips for a top official, a newly published legal document shows. Jerome Valcke, then the FIFA secretary general, was urged in a 2013 internal memo to find more cost efficient alternatives whenever possible,Ž according to the Court of Arbitration for Sports verdict explaining why his appeal against a 10-year ban was dismissed.Excessive use of private jets and ordering business class travel for his son was a factor in Valcke being banned from soccer by the FIFA ethics committee after he was fired in 2016. His appeal was dismissed by sports highest court in July.Valckes interventions to help place a World Cup contract worth an initial $709,000 linked to his sons business interests were also detailed.BUFFALO, N.Y.Ex-Sabres captain Gionta retires after 16 seasonsAt a mere 5-foot-7, Brian Gionta knew the odds would be long at getting an opportunity to play in the NHL some 20 years ago after being drafted by the New Jersey Devils.Little did Gionta know how far off hed be in his initial expectations regarding his lack of size.At 39, Gionta formally announced his retirement on Monday in closing a 16-year NHL career in which he played 1,026 regular-season games, plus another 113 in the playoffs.The highlights included him winning a Stanley Cup with the 2003 Devils, captaining the Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres, as well as representing the United States at two Winter Olympics.PHILADELPHIAMcDonald, speedy Hall of Fame receiver, dies at 84Tommy McDonald, the small, speedy and sure-handed receiver who teamed with quarterback Norm Van Brocklin to help the Philadelphia Eagles win the 1960 NFL championship, has died. He was 84.His death was announced Monday by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Details were not disclosed.McDonald was a two-time All-American from Oklahoma who played 12 NFL seasons for five teams and was a six-time Pro Bowl selection. When he retired in 1968, he ranked second in league history in touchdown catches, fourth in yards receiving and sixth in receptions.But the 5-foot-7, 175-pound McDonald had to wait 30 years before becoming the smallest player inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Oh, baby!Ž McDonald shouted in Canton, Ohio on Aug. 1, 1998. Do I look excited, like I just won the lottery or the jackpot? Yes! Im in the Hall of Fame!Ž The Associated Press PRO FOOTBALL NFL All times Eastern AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Miami 3 0 0 1.000 75 52 New England 1 2 0 .333 57 77 Buffalo 1 2 0 .333 50 84 N.Y. Jets 1 2 0 .333 77 58 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Tennessee 2 1 0 .667 49 50 Jacksonville 2 1 0 .667 57 44 Indianapolis 1 2 0 .333 60 63 Houston 0 3 0 .000 59 74 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Cincinnati 2 1 0 .667 89 77 Baltimore 2 1 0 .667 97 51 Cleveland 1 1 1 .500 60 59 Pittsburgh 0 1 1 .250 58 63 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Kansas City 3 0 0 1.000 118 92 Denver 2 1 0 .667 61 70 L.A. Chargers 1 2 0 .333 82 93 Oakland 0 3 0 .000 52 81 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Washington 2 1 0 .667 64 44 Philadelphia 2 1 0 .667 59 55 Dallas 1 2 0 .333 41 53 N.Y. Giants 1 2 0 .333 55 62 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Tampa Bay 2 0 0 1.000 75 61 New Orleans 2 1 0 .667 104 103 Carolina 2 1 0 .667 71 60 Atlanta 1 2 0 .333 80 85 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Chicago 2 1 0 .667 63 55 Green Bay 1 1 1 .500 70 83 Minnesota 1 1 1 .500 59 72 Detroit 1 2 0 .333 70 88 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA L.A. Rams 3 0 0 1.000 102 36 Seattle 1 2 0 .333 65 64 San Francisco 1 2 0 .333 73 89 Arizona 0 3 0 .000 20 74WEEK 3 Sept. 20Cleveland 21, N.Y. Jets 17Sundays GamesTennessee 9, Jacksonville 6 N.Y. Giants 27, Houston 22 Miami 28, Oakland 20 Buffalo 27, Minnesota 6 Carolina 31, Cincinnati 21 Philadelphia 20, Indianapolis 16 Baltimore 27, Denver 14 Washington 31, Green Bay 17 Kansas City 38, San Francisco 27 New Orleans 43, Atlanta 37, OT L.A. Rams 35, L.A. Chargers 23 Seattle 24, Dallas 13 Chicago 16, Arizona 14 Detroit 26, New England 10Mondays GamePittsburgh at Tampa Bay, lateWEEK 4 Thursdays GameMinnesota at L.A. Rams, 8:20 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 30Cincinnati at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m. Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Miami at New England, 1 p.m. Detroit at Dallas, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Cleveland at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. New Orleans at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Chargers, 4:25 p.m. Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m.Monday, Oct. 1Kansas City at Denver, 8:15 p.m. Open: Washington, Carolina PRO HOCKEY NHL PRESEASONAll times Eastern (ss-split squad) EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Boston 5 4 0 1 9 17 11 Toronto 4 4 0 0 8 16 7 Detroit 4 4 0 0 8 14 9 Montreal 4 3 1 0 6 13 10 Florida 4 2 2 0 4 12 15 Tampa Bay 4 2 2 0 4 12 13 Buffalo 4 2 2 0 4 12 11 Ottawa 4 0 4 0 0 6 16 METROPOLITAN DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA N.Y. Islanders 6 4 2 0 8 15 12 Philadelphia 5 3 1 1 7 16 12 Carolina 3 3 0 0 6 15 3 Pittsburgh 4 1 2 1 3 13 12 N.Y. Rangers 3 1 2 0 2 10 14 Columbus 5 1 4 0 2 9 20 New Jersey 3 0 2 1 1 4 9 Washington 4 0 3 1 1 6 17 WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA St. Louis 4 3 1 0 6 14 8 Winnipeg 4 3 1 0 6 14 14 Dallas 3 2 0 1 5 11 8 Nashville 4 2 2 0 4 13 13 Chicago 3 1 2 0 2 8 10 Minnesota 4 1 3 0 2 11 8 Colorado 2 0 2 0 0 1 12 PACIFIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Vegas 4 4 0 0 8 24 9 Arizona 4 3 1 0 6 16 13 Edmonton 4 3 1 0 6 21 14 Calgary 6 2 2 2 6 20 21 San Jose 3 2 0 1 5 15 9 Vancouver 4 1 3 0 2 9 16 Los Angeles 4 0 3 1 1 10 19 Anaheim 3 0 3 0 0 5 17 2 points for win, 1 point for overtime loss. Top 3 teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs.Sundays GamesDetroit 3, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 5, Columbus 1 Winnipeg 5, Edmonton 3Mondays GamesBoston at Philadelphia, late New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers, late Montreal at Toronto, late Minnesota at Dallas, late Winnipeg at Calgary, late Vancouver vs. Los Angeles at Salt Lake City, Utah, late Colorado at Vegas, late Arizona at Anaheim, lateTodays GamesColumbus vs. Buffalo at Clinton Arena, 7 p.m. Florida at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Carolina at Nashville, 8 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Vancouver at Edmonton, 9 p.m. San Jose at Calgary, 9 p.m.Wednesdays GamesN.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Toronto at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Dallas at Colorado, 9 p.m. Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 p.m. SOCCER MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 19 5 6 63 65 36 New York 18 7 5 59 55 32 New York City FC 14 8 8 50 52 39 Columbus 13 9 8 47 39 38 Philadelphia 14 12 4 46 43 45 Montreal 12 14 4 40 42 47 D.C. United 9 11 8 35 48 48 New England 8 10 11 35 43 45 Toronto FC 8 15 6 30 50 57 Chicago 7 15 7 28 43 54 Orlando City 7 18 4 25 40 66 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 15 6 8 53 49 38 Sporting Kansas City 15 8 6 51 54 36 Los Angeles FC 14 7 8 50 57 43 Portland 13 9 8 47 46 45 Real Salt Lake 13 11 6 45 49 49 Seattle 13 11 5 44 37 32 LA Galaxy 11 11 8 41 57 59 Vancouver 11 11 7 40 47 56 Minnesota United 10 16 3 33 43 57 Houston 8 13 8 32 47 43 Colorado 6 17 6 24 32 55 San Jose 4 18 8 20 45 63 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieSept. 19Portland 3, Columbus 2 Atlanta United FC 4, San Jose 3 Philadelphia 1, Seattle 0Saturdays GamesLos Angeles FC 2, San Jose 0 New York Red Bulls 2, Toronto FC 0 Atlanta United FC 2, Real Salt Lake 0 Chicago 2, New England 2, tie Columbus 2, Colorado 1 Houston 0, Orlando City 0, tie New York City FC 1, Montreal 1, tie Minnesota United 3, Portland 2Sundays GamesPhiladelphia 2, Sporting Kansas City 0 FC Dallas 2, Vancouver 1 LA Galaxy 3, Seattle 0Wednesdays GameChicago at New York City FC, 7 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 29Los Angeles FC at Chicago, 3:30 p.m. Colorado at Seattle, 4 p.m. Montreal at D.C. United, 7 p.m. New England at Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. New York City FC at Minnesota United, 8 p.m. San Jose at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles Galaxy, 10 p.m. FC Dallas at Portland, 10:30 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 30Atlanta United FC at New York, 1 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Sporting Kansas City, 5 p.m.U.S. OPEN CUPAll times Eastern CHAMPIONSHIP Wednesdays GamePhiladelphia (MLS) at Houston (MLS), 7 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 3, Lost 1, Tied 3)Sunday, Jan. 28 „ United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0 Monday, May 28 „ United States 3, Bolivia 0 Saturday, June 2 „ Ireland 1, United States 1 Saturday, June 9 „ United States 1, France 1 Friday, Sept. 7 „ Brazil 2, United States 0 Tuesday, Sept. 11 „ United States 1, Mexico 0 Thursday, Oct. 11 „ vs. Colombia at Tampa, Fla., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 „ vs. Peru at East Hartford, Conn., 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 „ vs. England at London, 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 „ vs. Italy at site TBA, 3 p.m. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE At Washington -320 Miami +290 At New York -145 Atlanta +135 At Chicago -140 Pittsburgh +130 At St. Louis -115 Milwaukee +105 At Colorado Off Philadelphia Off Los Angeles -193 At Arizona +178 At San Francisco -120 San Diego +110American LeagueHouston -169 At Toronto +159 At Boston Off Baltimore Off At Tampa Bay Off New York Off At Minnesota -154 Detroit +144 At Chicago Off Cleveland Off At Los Angeles -158 Texas +148 Oakland -110 At Seattle +100InterleagueAt Cincinnati -157 Kansas City +147COLLEGE FOOTBALL ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG At Miami 21 18 56 N. CarolinaFridayMemphis 11 14 66 At Tulane At Colorado 10 10 62 UCLASaturdayAt Buffalo 5 8 51 Army Cincinnati 17 17 60 At UConn At Mich. State 25 28 44 Cent. Mich. At E. Michigan 2 4 46 N. Illinois At Ball State 8 8 61 Kent State At Wake Forest 24 25 67 Rice At East Carolina 5 5 62 Old Dominion At Georgia Tech 24 28 66 Bwlng Grn At Boston Coll. 16 14 53 Temple At Clemson 18 22 63 Syracuse At App. State 21 24 Off S. Alabama At Duke 1 5 49 Virginia Tech La.-Monroe 6 7 63 At Ga. State At Ohio 14 13 70 UMass At UCF 15 15 66 Pittsburgh At Kentucky Pk 1 51 S. Carolina At NC State 10 7 54 Virginia Indiana 13 17 52 At Rutgers At Air Force 10 6 66 Nevada Utah +1 1 53 At Wash. State At Arizona State 20 21 64 Oreg. State At Washington 18 17 44 BYU At Fresno State 11 8 63 Toledo At Miami (Ohio) 3 2 54 W. Michigan Florida State 4 6 47 At Louisville Ohio State 4 4 72 At Penn State Arkansas State 3 3 56 At Ga. Sthrn At Georgia 33 31 55 Tennessee At New Mexico 8 6 65 Liberty At Auburn 31 27 53 Sthrn Miss At TCU 13 10 49 Iowa State At Alabama 53 48 65 La.-Lafayette At Oklahoma 27 24 67 Baylor At UTSA 11 10 49 UTEP Purdue 3 3 58 At Nebraska Texas 9 8 48 At Kan. State West Virginia 5 3 77 At Texas Tech At North Texas 7 7 64 La. Tech At UAB 15 17 57 Charlotte Okla. State 16 18 62 At Kansas Marshall 9 6 49 At W. Ky At Miss. State 8 7 53 Florida At LSU 13 12 59 Mississippi At Troy 19 14 58 Cstl Carolina FAU 3 4 67 At Mid. Tenn. Southern Cal 4 3 62 At Arizona Boise State 16 17 Off At Wyoming Hawaii 13 13 67 At SJSU At Notre Dame 2 4 51 Stanford Michigan 9 14 49 At Nwestern At Texas A&M 19 20 60 Arkansas Oregon 5 3 61 At CaliforniaNFL ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG At LA Rams 7 6 49 MinnesotaSundayAt New England 9 7 48 Miami At Indianapolis Pk 2 47 Houston At Atlanta 5 5 51 Cincinnati At Green Bay 12 10 45 Buffalo At Dallas 4 3 43 Detroit At Jacksonville 8 7 38 NY Jets At Chicago 3 2 Off Tampa Bay Philadelphia 2 3 41 At Tennessee Seattle 3 3 38 At Arizona At Oakland 2 2 45 Cleveland At LA Chargers 10 10 47 San Francisco New Orleans 2 3 50 At NY Giants At Pittsburgh 3 3 Off BaltimoreMondayKansas City 3 4 55 at Denver Updated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueHOUSTON ASTROS „ Reinstated RHP Lance McCullers Jr. from the 10-day DL. Recalled LHP Reymin Guduan from Oklahoma City (PCL). SEATTLE MARINERS „ Announced a player development contract with West Virginia (SAL) through the 2020 season.National LeagueLOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Reinstated RHP JT Chargois from the 10-day DL.American AssociationFARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS „ Signed INF Chris Jacobs. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS „ Sold the contract of RHP Parker Markel to the Seattle Mariners. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES „ Released OFs Blake Adams and Josh McAdams, RHPs Edwin Carl and Tyler Herron, LHP Zack Dodson and C Gavin Stupienski.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationCHICAGO BULLS „ Signed Fs Kaiser Gates and JaKarr Sampson. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS „ Signed G Tyler Ulis. Promoted Bruce Fraser to assistant coach, Chris DeMafrco to assistant coach/ director of player development, Nick URen and Jonnie West directors of basketball operations, James Laughlin director of video operations, Khalid Robinson special assistant to the coach, David Fatoki and Chloe Walkup assistant managers of basketball operations, Jacob Rubin basketball operations assistant and Kyle Barbour assistant performance coach. Named Mike Dunleavy Jr. pro scout, Nick Kerr assistant video coordinator, Carl Bergstrom performance coach, Gerry Ramogida performance therapist and Brett Ballesteros assistant trainer and assistant performance coach.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueARIZONA CARDINALS „ Claimed DE Ifeadi Odenigbo off waivers from Cleveland. Released DE Jacquies Smith. CLEVELAND BROWNS „ Signed TE Pharaoh Brown to the practice squad. Released TE Pharaoh McKever from the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS „ Claimed CB Arthur Maulet off waivers from New Orleans. Released RB Christine Michael. Signed OT Rees Odhiambo and CB Lenzy Pipkins to the practice squad. Released OT Will Holden and CB Tarvarus McFadden from the practice squad. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS „ Promoted RB Justin Jackson from the practice squad. Waived RB Detrez Newsome.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueNHL „ F Brian Gionta announced his retirement and agreed to be player-development assistant with the Buffalo Sabres. ANAHEIM DUCKS „ Assigned LWs Giovanni Fiore and Jack Kopacka, C Mitch Hults, G Angus Redmond, RW Deven Sideroff and D Keaton Thompson to San Diego (AHL) and G Roman Durny to Des Moines (USHL). ARIZONA C OYOTES „ Assigned LW Michael Bunting and D Cam Dineen, Dysin Mayo and Dakota Mermis to Tucson (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS „ Assigned C Joe Veleno to Drummondville (QMJHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS „ Assigned G Peter Budaj to Ontario (AHL). Loaned D Jacob Moverare to Frolunda (SHL-Sweden). NEW JERSEY DEVILS „ Assigned D John Ramage and Brian Strait and Fs Blake Pietila, Kurtis Gabriel and Eric Tangradi to Binghamton (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS „ Assigned D Sebastian Aho and Parker Wotherspoon, Fs Kieffer Bellows and Travis St. Denis, LW Michael Dal Colle, C Ben Holmstrom, RW Josh Ho-Sang and G Jeremy Smith to Bridgeport (AHL) and D Noah Dobson to Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES „ Assigned D Mitch Reinke and Fs Klim Kostin, Adam Musil, Chris Butler, Mackenzie MacEachern, Jordan Nolan, and Nolan Stevens to San Antonio (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS „ Signed D Alexander Alexeyev to a three-year entry-level contract.OLYMPIC SPORTSDivingUSA DIVING „ Announced the resignation of chief executive of“ cer Lee Walsi Johnson, effective Oct. 5.COLLEGESHOFSTRA „ Named Skylar Collins director of womens basketball operations. Promoted Darius Faulk to womens assistant basketball coach. PENNSYLVANIA „ Promoted Nat Graham to mens associate head basketball coach. WINTHROP „ Named Austin Hill volunteer assistant baseball pitching coach. TENNIS ATP WORLD TOUR CHENGDU OPENMonday at Sichuan International Tennis Center, Chengdu, China; Purse: $1.18 million (WT250); Surface: Hard-Outdoor Mens Singles First Round Joao Sousa (7), Portugal, def. Tim Smyczek, United States, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (7), 6-3. Bernard Tomic, Australia, def. Bradley Klahn, United States, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (3), 6-2. Mens Doubles First Round Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic (1), Croatia, def. Leander Paes, India, and Miguel Angel ReyesVarela, Mexico, 4-6, 6-3, 10-5. Matthew Ebden, Australia, and Mischa Zverev, Germany, def. Gao Xin and Te Rigele, China, 6-3, 6-2.SHENZHEN OPEN Monday at Longgang Sports Center, Shenzhen, China; Purse: $800,320 (WT250) Surface: Hard-OutdoorMens Singles First RoundViktor Troicki, Serbia, def. Guillermo GarciaLopez, Spain, 5-3 retired. Pierre-Hugues Herbert, France, def. Dusan Lajovic, Serbia, 6-4, 6-3. Cameron Norrie, Britain, vs. Wu Di, China, 6-2, 6-2. Yoshihito Nishioka, Japan, def. Denis Kudla, United States, 6-1, 6-3. Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Spain, vs. Andreas Seppi (8), Italy, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (7), 6-3.Mens Doubles First RoundMarcin Mat kowski, Poland, and Nicholas Monroe, United States, def. Sun Fajing and Zhang Zhizhen, China, 6-4, 6-2.WTA TOURDONGFENG MOTOR WUHAN OPENMonday at Wuhan Optical Valley Tennis Centre, Wuhan, China; Purse: $2.75 million (Premier); Surface: Hard-OutdoorWomens Singles First RoundGarbine Muguruza (14), Spain, def. Alison Van Uytvanck, Belgium, 6-4, 6-0. Wang Xiyu, China, def. Bernarda Pera, United States, 6-4, 6-3. Viktorija Golubic, Switzerland, def. Sara Sorribes Tormo, Spain, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. Madison Keys, United States, def. Wang Yafan, China, 6-3, 6-3. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus, def. Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain, 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-2. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia, def. Monica Niculescu, Romania, 6-4, 6-3. Daria Gavrilova, Australia, def. Jelena Ostapenko (10), Latvia, 6-2, 6-4. Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic, def. Alize Cornet, France, 6-3, 6-2. Aleksandra Krunic, Serbia, def. Camila Giorgi, Italy, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Ashleigh Barty (16), Australia, def. Johanna Konta, Britain, 7-5, 6-4. Donna Vekic, Croatia, def. Coco Vandeweghe, United States, 6-4, 3-6, 2-1 retired. Wang Qiang, China, def. Maria Sakkari, Greece, 7-5, 6-2. So“ a Kenin, United States, def. Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan, 6-1, 6-1. Kiki Bertens (12), Netherlands, leads Belinda Bencic, Switzerland, 6-3, 4-6, 2-0, susp.Second RoundZhang Shuai, China, vs. Polona Hercog, Slovenia, 6-2, 7-5.Womens Doubles First RoundNicole Melichar, United States, and Kveta Peschke (7), Czech Republic, def. Chan HaoChing, Taiwan, and Yang Zhaoxuan, China, 7-6 (4), 2-6, 10-5. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, and Anastasija Sevastova, Latvia, def. Lara Arruabarrena, Spain, and Darija Jurak, Croatia, 6-4, 6-3. Elise Mertens, Belgium, and Demi Schuurs (6), Netherlands, def. Raquel Atawo, United States, and Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Germany, 7-5, 6-2. Daria Gavrilova, Australia, and Zheng Saisai, China, def. Alicja Rosolska, Poland, and Abigail Spears, United States, 6-4, 4-6, 10-7. Vania King, United States, and Monica Niculescu, Romania, def. Aleksandra Krunic, Serbia, and Katerina Siniakova, Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-2.TASHKENT OPENMonday at The Olympic Tennis School Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Purse: $226,750 (Intl.) Surface: Hard-OutdoorWomens Singles First RoundNao Hibino, Japan, def. Eugenie Bouchard, Canada, 6-3, 6-3. Tatjana Maria (5), Germany, def. Natalia Vikhlyantseva, Russia, 6-1, 6-2. Fiona Ferro, France, def. Jana Fett, Croatia, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1. Margarita Gasparyan, Russia, vs. Sabina Sharipova, Uzbekistan, 6-2, 6-2. Anastasia Potapova, Russia, def. Stefanie Voegele (4), Switzerland, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3. Dalila Jakupovic (8), Slovenia, def. Anna Blinkova, Russia, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4. Fanny Stollar, Hungary, def. Kurumi Nara, Japan, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (6), Slovakia, def. Dejana Radanovic, Serbia, 6-3, 6-0.Womens Doubles First RoundOlga Danilovic, Serbia, and Tamara Zidansek, Slovenia, vs. Nicola Geuer, Germany, and Bibiane Schoofs, Netherlands, 2-6, 6-3, 10-4. Margarita Gasparyan and Anastasia Potapova, Russia, def. Nigina Abduraimova, Uzbekistan, and Anna Kalins kaya, Russia, 7-5, 6-3. Nao Hibino, Japan, and Oksana Kalashnikova (2), Georgia, def. Chantal Skamlova, Slovakia, and Eva Wacanno, Netherlands, 6-0, 6-2. Paula Kania, Poland, and Yana Sizikova, Russia, def. Barbora Stefkova and Renata Voracova, Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-1. AUTO RACING NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPPOINTS LEADERS Through Sept. 22 1. Martin Truex Jr., 2,141 2. Kyle Busch, 2,125 3. Kevin Harvick, 2,113 4. Brad Keselowski, 2,111 5. Joey Logano, 2,081 6. Aric Almirola, 2,079 7. Kyle Larson, 2,073 8. Kurt Busch, 2,071 9. Chase Elliott, 2,066 10. Austin Dillon, 2,066 11. Alex Bowman, 2,061 12. Ryan Blaney, 2,060NASCAR XFINITY POINTS LEADERS Through Sept. 211. Christopher Bell, 2,090 2. Daniel Hemric, 2,062 3. Justin Allgaier, 2,056 4. Ross Chastain, 2,053 5. Elliott Sadler, 2,051 6. Matt Tifft, 2,047 7. Tyler Reddick, 2,046 8. Brandon Jones, 2,035 9. Cole Custer, 2,035 10. Ryan Truex, 2,033 11. Austin Cindric, 2,028 12. Ryan Reed, 2,027NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK POINTS LEADERS Through Sept. 14 1. Johnny Sauter, 2,124 2. Noah Gragson, 2,107 3. Brett Mof“ tt, 2,102 4. Justin Haley, 2,101 5. Matt Crafton, 2,091 6. Grant En“ nger, 2,089 7. Ben Rhodes, 2,084 8. Stewart Friesen, 2,081INDYCAR POINTS LEADERS Final 1. Scott Dixon, 678. 2. Alexander Rossi, 621. 3. Will Power, 582. 4. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 566. 5. Josef Newgarden, 560. 6. Simon Pagenaud, 492. 7. Sebastien Bourdais, 425. 8. Graham Rahal, 392. 9. Marco Andretti, 392. 10. James Hinchcliffe, 391. 11. Robert Wickens, 391. 12. Takuma Sato, 351. 13. Ed Jones, 343. 14. Spencer Pigot, 325. 15. Zach Veach, 313. 16. Tony Kanaan, 312. 17. Charlie Kimball, 287. 18. Matheus Leist, 253. 19. Max Chilton, 223. 20. Gabby Chaves, 187.FORMULA ONE POINTS LEADERS Through Sept. 16 1. Lewis Hamilton, 281 2. Sebastian Vettel, 241 3. Kimi Raikkonen, 174 4. Valtteri Bottas, 171 5. Max Verstappen, 148 6. Daniel Ricciardo, 126 7. Nico Hulkenberg, 53 8. Fernando Alonso, 50 9. Kevin Magnussen, 49 10. Sergio Perez, 46 11. Esteban Ocon, 45 12. Carlos Sainz, 38 13. Pierre Gasly, 28 14. Romain Grosjean, 27 15. Charles Leclerc, 15 16. Stoffel Vandoorne, 8 17. Lance Stroll, 6 18. Marcus Ericsson, 6 19. Brendon Hartley, 2 20. Sergey Sirotkin, 1NHRA LEADERS Through Sept. 23 Top Fuel1, Steve Torrence, 2,346. 2, Clay Millican, 2,276. 3, Tony Schumacher, 2,225. 4, Leah Pritchett, 2,192. 5, Antron Brown, 2,169. 6, Doug Kalitta, 2,135. 7, Mike Salinas, 2,119. 8, Terry McMillen, 2,093. 9, (tie) Brittany Force, 2,085. Scott Palmer, 2,085.Funny Car1, Robert Hight, 2,270. 2, J.R. Todd, 2,240. 3, Courtney Force, 2,200. 4, Tim Wilkerson, 2,196. 5, Ron Capps, 2,182. 6, Tommy Johnson Jr., 2,166. 7, Matt Hagan, 2,144. 8, John Force, 2,116. 9, Jack Beckman, 2,113. 10, Shawn Langdon, 2,086.Pro Stock1, Tanner Gray, 2,296. 2, Vincent Nobile, 2,244. 3, Drew Skillman, 2,222. 4, Jeg Coughlin, 2,215. 5, Greg Anderson, 2,206. 6, Erica Enders, 2,192. 7, Jason Line, 2,133. 8, Bo Butner, 2,120. 9, Deric Kramer, 2,104. 10, Chris McGaha, 2,064.Pro Stock Motorcycle1, Matt Smith, 2,263. 2, LE Tonglet, 2,242. 3, Eddie Krawiec, 2,222. 4, Hector Arana Jr, 2,214. 5, Andrew Hines, 2,201. 6, Jerry Savoie, 2,154. 7, Angie Smith, 2,115. 8, Steve Johnson, 2,108. 9, Scotty Pollacheck, 2,094. 10, Angelle Sampey, 2,085. x-clinched berth in NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. GOLF WORLD GOLF RANKINGThrough Sept. 231. Dustin Johnson USA 10.29 2. Justin Rose ENG 10.23 3. Brooks Koepka USA 9.92 4. Justin Thomas USA 9.43 5. Francesco Molinari ITA 7.25 6. Rory McIlroy NIR 7.24 7. Bryson DeChambeau USA 6.97 8. Jon Rahm ESP 6.93 9. Rickie Fowler USA 6.75 10. Jordan Spieth USA 6.36 11. Jason Day AUS 6.25 12. Tommy Fleetwood ENG 6.02 13. Tiger Woods USA 5.82 14. Bubba Watson USA 5.32 15. Patrick Reed USA 5.20 16. Webb Simpson USA 4.98 17. Tony Finau USA 4.94 18. Alex Noren SWE 4.84 19. Xander Schauffele USA 4.83 20. Hideki Matsuyama JPN 4.71 21. Paul Casey ENG 4.68 22. Patrick Cantlay USA 4.20 23. Marc Leishman AUS 4.19 24. Henrik Stenson SWE 4.05 25. Phil Mickelson USA 4.01 26. Tyrrell Hatton ENG 3.91 27. Kyle Stanley USA 3.80 28. Sergio Garcia ESP 3.66 29. Kevin Kisner USA 3.63 30. Rafa Cabrera Bello ESP 3.62 31. Keegan Bradley USA 3.44 32. Cameron Smith AUS 3.38 33. Matt Kuchar USA 3.28 34. Ian Poulter ENG 3.25 35. Billy Horschel USA 3.18 36. Louis Oosthuizen SAF 3.10 37. Matthew Fitzpatrick ENG 3.01 38. Brian Harman USA 3.01 39. Kiradech Aphibarnrat THA 2.99 40. Gary Woodland USA 2.93 41. Charley Hoffman USA 2.87 42. Adam Scott AUS 2.86 43. Kevin Na USA 2.85 44. Branden Grace SAF 2.75 45. Thorbjorn Olesen DEN 2.75 46. Byeong Hun An KOR 2.60 47. Daniel Berger USA 2.59 48. Satoshi Kodaira JPN 2.58 49. Eddie Pepperrell ENG 2.55 50. Aaron Wise USA 2.47

PAGE 13 | Tuesday, September 25, 2018 B3of total offense in the win. The Buffalo special teams blocked two punts and forced five turnovers in the win.It was The Villages third shutout in four games this season. Tyler Schwarz, Mount DoraScott wasnt the only stand-out in the Eustis-Mount Dora shootout.Schwarz, the Mount Dora quarterback, used his ability to move around and keep plays alive long enough for his receivers to find gaps in the Panthers secondary. And when they found those open spaces, Schwarz found them.Schwarz completed 14 of 25 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for 78 yards and two scores.Seven of Schwarz completions went for more than 10 yards, with five going for more than 20 yards.In four games this season „ he sat out against Ocala Trinity Catholic with an injury „ Schwarz has completed 46 of 79 passes (58 percent) for 829 yards and seven touchdowns. He has thrown only one interception all season. Chase Meinhart and Trent Logan, Lake MinneolaThe Lake Minneola teammates played big roles in the Hawks 28-0 win against Winter Park Lake Howell in a clash of Class 7A-District 4 rivals.Meinhart, a senior running back, rumbled for 150 yards and three touchdowns. In addition, Logan, a junior, caught six passes for 105 yards and a touchdown.Logan was the favorite target of Hawks quarterback Devon Cole. Meinharts success on the ground forced Lake Howell to respect the Lake Minneola running game, which helped to open up the field for Cole. Marcus Niblack and Nate Mikell, WildwoodProbably better known more for their exploits on the basketball court, where both helped Wildwood to the Class 1A state championship last seasons, Niblack and Mikell showed their gridiron chops in the Wildcats 54-7 win against Umatilla.Niblack, a junior, caught three passes for 111 yards and touchdown. He also returned a kickoff 87 yards for a score and, just to round out his busy night, kicked four extra points.Mikell, the Wildcats 6-foot-4 sophomore quarterback, shook off a injury against Crescent City in Week 4 to complete all seven of his passes for 171 yards and three touchdowns „ all in the first half. Niblack was Mikells favorite target. Andra Hart and Garhett Miller, South SumterHart was a bright spot for South Sumter in Fridays 42-27 loss to Orlando Bishop Moore.The senior caught eight passes for 103 yards, including a 66-yard scoring reception in the fourth quarter. For the season, Hart has 24 catches for 375 yards and a team-best four touchdowns.Hart has become the favorite target for Miller, South Sumters sophomore quarterback.Miller has quietly put together a solid season under center for the rebuilding Raiders. He has completed 59 percent of his passes „ 44 of 75 „ for 682 yards with eight touchdowns and one interception. Fridays ScoresEustis 45, Mount Dora 42 The Villages 35, Lecanto 0 Wildwood 54, Umatilla 7 Lake Minneola 28, Winter Park Lake Howell 0 Naples St. John Neumann 25, Tavares 14 Ocala Vanguard 41, South Lake 13 Ocoee 22, East Ridge 14 Orlando Bishop Moore 42, South Sumter 27 First Academy of Leesburg 1, Kissimmee Avant Garde 0 (forfeit) Byes: Leesburg, MDCAThis WeekOcala Vanguard at Leesburg Eustis at Poinciana Interlachen at Umatilla Lakeland Santa Fe Catholic at MDCA South Sumter at Ocala Trinity Catholic East Ridge at Lake Minneola Wildwood at Pierson Taylor The Villages at Crescent City South Lake at Ocala Lake Weir Bye: Mount Dora, TavaresRecordsThe Villages 4-0 FA-Leesburg 3-1 Eustis 3-2 Lake Minneola 3-2 South Lake 2-2 Mount Dora 2-3 Wildwood 2-3 South Sumter 2-3 Tavares 2-3 MDCA 1-3 Leesburg 0-4 East Ridge 0-4 Umatilla 0-5 FOOTBALLFrom Page B1„ 33-20 to Eustis on Sept. 14 and 25-14 Friday to Naples St. John Neumann.Jones is a familiar face to many at Tavares. Prior to assuming his duties as AD, Jones coached the football team from 2009 to 2011 and also served a stint as baseball coach.In his three seasons as football coach, Jones had a 12-18 record.Jones said he plans to coach on an interim basis for the rest of the season. Jones told players during a meeting after school on Monday and said some were shockedŽ and stunnedŽ by Armattis decision.Kids are resilient,Ž said Jones. We have some good leadership among the play-ers and they will have to step up now. This is a great group of kids who have worked very hard since they first came together.Our job is to help them stay focused and make sure theyre ready to play on Friday.ŽTavares is off this week and will host Leesburg on Oct. 5. ARMATTIFrom Page B1 By Steven WineThe Associated PressDAVIE, Fla. „ Ryan Tan-nehill says when he calls a trick play, even his offensive linemen get excited.And why not? Razzle dazzle is a big reason the surprising Miami Dolphins are undefeated. Im all for anytime everybody gets excited about a play call,Ž play-caller and coach Adam Gase said with a chuckle Monday. The worst is when the quarterback says he doesnt believe its going to work. Thats when you get a little nervous. If I feel like guys really like something, well get to it.ŽTheyre likely cueing up something exotic for the New England Patriots, where the Dolphins play Sunday with a chance to end their streak of nine consecutive losses in Foxborough.The Dolphins used a receiver-to-receiver pass and two wideout sweeps to score three touchdowns Sunday and rally past Oakland 28-20. With the win, Miami improved to 3-0 for only the third time since the Dan Marino era and took a two-game lead over the other three teams in the AFC East, including perennial power New England.How much is left in Gases bag of play-calling tricks? A lot,Ž he said.Sundays surprises allowed the Dolphins to spring their speed „ NASCAR on grass, as receiver Jakeem Grant called it. He and receiver Albert Wilson each scored on a jet sweep, and Wilson threw his first NFL pass for a 52-yard touchdown to Grant Fun, right?When you win,Ž Gase said, its fun.ŽThe Dolphins had practiced the three plays for weeks and chose the right time to call them. The scores helped erase a 17-7 second-half deficit.The play comes into the huddle, and everyone kind of gets excited,Ž Tannehill said. Anytime theres a big-shot call or a trick play, you can feel the offensive line kind of get excited.Ž The defensive line, too.Its a lot of fun watching guys run down the sideline untouched,Ž defensive end Cameron Wake said.Wilson did just that, sprinting into the clear on his 74-yard jet sweep catch and run. The Raiders reaction?They got behind me so quick, I didnt really see their faces,Ž Wilson said. Zing. He did see Grant, exchanging a high five with his teammate as they ran strike for stride into the end zone.The 5-foot-9 Wilson and 5-foot-7 Grant are part of the fastest receiving corps in team history. Kenny Stills can fly too, as he has showed while averaging 20.4 yards on nine catches this season, three for touchdowns. Running back Kenyan Drake is also swift, giving Miami yet another quick-strike option.Coach always tells us just go out there and run „ a lot of defenders are going to be ter-rified by speed, so just take off and run,Ž Grant said.Its not really that simple. The trick plays require perfect timing, and talent. The receiver-to-receiver pass involved a fake pitch by Tannehill, a handoff to Frank Gore and a lateral to Wilson. The former high school quarterback then rolled to his right as he threw a pass right on the money, as had been the case daily in practice.I know how hard that is to be running full speed laterally and make that throw,Ž Tan-nehill said. During the week, he was consistent on making a perfect throw. It wasnt ever a question. He never stretched Jakeem out or made him adjust really. After I saw him run it the first time I thought, Hes got this. He doesnt need any tips.ŽAfter the game Wilson tweeted: & he can pass !!Ž Grant made the catch at the 35-yard line and broke two tackles en route to the end zone, motivated by an earlier conversation with Wilson.All he told me was, Make sure you score. And if you get tackled by one man in the open field, you owe me $100,Ž Grant recalled. Now he owes me $100.Ž The Dolphins know trickery will take them only so far. The early schedule has been soft, injuries are mounting, and keeping Tannehill healthy is a must. Vegas is so unimpressed by the Dolphins that theyre a touchdown underdog at strug-gling New England.Full of surprises, Dolphins are undefeatedMiami Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson (15) celebrates his touchdown during the second half of an NFL game against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday in Miami Gardens, Fla. [BRYNN ANDERSON/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] session in July when they used an artificial chicane to cut time rather than to slow their speeds. NASCAR and Charlotte officials have addressed that, but other quirks may pop up as soon as drivers hit the track this week. The roval has the potential to be one of the most memorable NASCAR events in decades, but it also could be a disaster or a demolition derby that makes professional race car drivers look like comedic amateurs. Still, the outcome doesnt matter „ well, it does for the four drivers who will be bounced from the playoffs „ because this is already a winning moment for NASCAR. Speedway Motorsports Inc., which owns the track, was willing to try something totally different. Racing at 1.5-mile speedways has lost a lot of its luster, and NASCAR has yet to hit on a rules package capable of creating white-knuckled racing. So SMI made a capital investment on its own property and came up with something unique in the long history of the stock car series. They get bonus points, too, for creating a wave of panic among teams before the event. Im terrified,Ž said Martin Truex Jr. I feel really bad for the guys that are going to go in there and have to do something. I think everybody is scared to death of that place.Ž The bottom four before Charlotte are Clint Bowyer, Johnson, Erik Jones and Denny Hamlin, and they have to tackle a track that appears will be unforgiving and technical. The slightest error may end in a wrecked race car. NASCAR was at Richmond Raceway last weekend for a playoff race. Everybody talked about the roval, even in regard to what they had to do to at Richmond. A good night at Richmond eased the pressure for Charlottes mystery track „ but those at the bottom have no idea how to save their season. Crash all those guys in front of me, is that a good option?Ž joked Johnson, the seven-time champion who is 14th in the standings. Drivers may ultimately hate the course and whatever havoc it may wreak on the championship picture. Thats not a bad thing in this current climate. Who wants to see more of the same old Charlotte racing with so much on the line? Its not very exciting, and SMI President Marcus Smith has not only recognized the issue but has been part of an aggressive push to improved Charlottes stale racing. Smith wanted the exploratory rules package used in the All-Star race and embraced by fans, and the roval is just the next uncharted step. He could have left things status quo „ boring „ and Charlotte could have been just another race. The roval, boom or bust, is a hopeful alternative that might go down as the race of the season.thought it was brilliant. It was great for the greater aspect of the game.ŽThe television ratings show as much.NBC Sports Group said the overnight rating from the Tour Championship was 5.21, the highest-rated tele-cast in the 12-year history of the FedEx Cup playoffs, which cover 48 events fea-turing some of the strongest fields of the year.That was the highest rating of the year this side of the majors, and the highest for the Tour Championship dating to 2000.In the end, whatever it is these 24 guys are going to do this week, the game of golf needs that boost of somebody like him that transcends the game to the masses,Ž Bjorn said. So for everyone in golf, its brilliant.ŽNow that Woods is back on his game, the hope for Furyk and the U.S. team is that hes not back to Ryder Cup form.For all that he has achieved „ 80 victories on the PGA Tour, 14 majors, No. 1 in the world for 683 weeks „ he has a 13-17-3 record in Ryder Cup matches, and he has played on only one winning team since his first one in 1997.We dont fear anyone because weve played against them so many times before individually,Ž Bjorn said. But we respect our opponents and know what we are up against. What stands on the other side we know is one of the strongest American teams of all time. ... We do what we do as a European team, and then we go out and take that on the golf course, and thats all 12 Americans. Its not one individual.ŽEurope has done it well over the years.The Americans have not won the Ryder Cup away from home since 1993, a drought Furyk has been hearing about since he was appointed captain in January 2017. The Americans have confidence from winning big at Hazeltine two years ago „ Woods was a vice cap-tain that week „ and from a team that boasts nine major champions. NASCARFrom Page B1 GOLFFrom Page B1 USA Captain Jim Furyk looks at his European counterpart Thomas Bjorn during a news conference Monday ahead of the Ryder Cup at the Golf National in Guyancourt, outside Paris, France. [FRANCOIS MORI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


B4 Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | AMERICANLEAGUEz-clinchedplayoffberthx-clincheddivisiony-clinchedwildcardNATIONALLEAGUEz-clinchedplayoffberthx-clincheddivisiony-clinchedwildcard EASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY x-Boston10551.673„„5-5L-254-2151-30 y-NewYork9560.6139„5-5L-153-2842-32 TampaBay8768.5611767-3W-148-2639-42 Toronto7185.45534236-4L-139-3932-46 Baltimore45110.29059484-6W-127-5018-60 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY x-Cleveland8768.561„„5-5W-249-3238-36 Minnesota7283.46515215-5W-143-3129-52 Detroit6393.40424314-6L-138-4325-50 Chicago6194.39426325-5L-229-4932-45 KansasCity54102.34633404-6W-130-4724-55 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY z-Houston9857.632„„7-3W-346-3552-22 Oakland9462.6034„5-5L-150-3144-31 Seattle8570.5481386-4L-141-3344-37 LosAngeles7581.48123192-8L-537-3838-43 Texas6689.42632274-6W-134-4732-42 EASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY x-Atlanta8868.564„„6-4W-543-3845-30 Philadelphia7877.503984-6L-447-3131-46 Washington7878.5001094-6L-138-4040-38 NewYork7383.46815145-5W-133-4240-41 Miami6293.40025245-5W-338-4324-50 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Chicago9164.587„„7-3W-247-2744-37 Milwaukee8967.5712„6-4W-148-3041-37 St.Louis8769.5584„6-4W-343-3544-34 Pittsburgh7876.5061287-3L-144-3634-40 Cincinnati6691.42026213-7L-336-4030-51 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY LosAngeles8769.558„„8-2W-244-3743-32 Colorado8570.548115-5W-341-3344-37 Arizona7977.506882-8L-338-4041-37 SanFrancisco7284.46215154-6L-441-3431-50 SanDiego6294.39725254-6L-229-4933-45 MAJORLEAGUEBASEBALL ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSLATE HoustonatToronto BaltimoreatBoston N.Y.YankeesatTampaBay ClevelandatChicagoWhiteSox TexasatL.A.Angels OaklandatSeattle MiamiatWashington PittsburghatChicagoCubs MilwaukeeatSt.Louis PhiladelphiaatColorado L.A.DodgersatArizona SanDiegoatSanFranciscoTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA MiamiBrigham(R)0-35.840-30-312.15.84 WashingtonScherzer(R)7:05p17-72.5721-111-120.05.40 AtlantaToussaint(R)2-14.303-11-116.03.94 NewYorkSyndergaard(R)7:10p12-43.3615-82-117.23.57 PittsburghArcher(R)5-84.4913-131-118.04.00 ChicagoMontgomery(L)8:05p5-53.759-81-114.03.21 MilwaukeeGonzalez(L)9-114.2814-162-016.11.65 St.LouisGomber(L)8:15p6-13.638-21-114.07.07 PhiladelphiaVelasquez(R)9-114.5912-170-19.012.00 ColoradoTBD8:40p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 LosAngelesBuehler(R)7-52.7413-81-120.01.80 ArizonaKoch(R)9:40p5-54.267-51-116.26.48 SanDiegoErlin(L)4-74.334-71-213.17.43 SanFran.Stratton(R)10:15p10-104.8813-121-217.04.76AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA HoustonJames(R)1-02.812-01-010.12.61 TorontoGaviglio(R)7:07p3-85.188-140-112.26.39 BaltimoreTBD0-00.000-00-00.00.00 BostonPrice(L)7:10p15-73.5321-81-118.22.89 NewYorkSeverino(R)18-83.3823-81-215.14.11 TampaBayTBD7:10p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 ClevelandBauer(R)12-62.2116-102-013.20.66 ChicagoShields(R)8:10p7-164.4812-201-116.15.51 DetroitTurnbull(R)0-110.800-10-14.013.50 MinnesotaStewart(R)8:10p2-14.402-20-012.06.75 TexasGallardo(R)8-66.5910-60-312.110.22 LosAngelesShoemaker(R)10:07p2-25.483-21-212.18.03 OaklandAnderson(L)4-53.968-71-212.26.39 SeattleLeake(R)10:10p10-104.1019-112-119.12.79INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA KansasCitySkoglund(L)1-55.603-80-115.14.70 CincinnatiHarvey(R)6:40p7-94.9213-141-117.14.67 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLSEPT.25 1955: DetroitsAlKaline,20,attheageof20,became theyoungestplayertowinabattingtitle,“nishinghis secondseasonwitha.340average.TyCobbwasone dayolderwhenhewonthecrown,batting.350in1907, alsoplayingforDetroit. 1960: TheNewYorkYankeesclinchedmanagerCasey Stengels10thandlastAmericanLeaguepennantwith a4-3victoryoverBoston. 1965: SatchelPaige,60,becametheoldestplayerinthe majors,takingthemoundforKansasCityandpitchingthreescorelessinningsovertheBostonRedSox. Hegaveuponehit,toCarlYastrzemski.Also,Willie Mays,whohit51homerunsin1955,joinedRalphKiner asonlytheNationalLeaguerstohavemorethanone 50-homerunseason.Themilestonehomer,afourthinningtwo-runblastoffBobSadowski,helpstheGiants tobeatMilwaukee7-5atCandlestickPark. 1984: RustyStauboftheMetsbecamethesecond playertohithomersasateenagerandpasthis40th birthday.Staubsgame-winninghomerunoffLarry AndersontogivetheMetsa6-4victoryoverPhiladelphiaatSheaStadium.TyCobbwastheothermajor leaguertoaccomplishthefeat. 1998: TheNewYorkYankeessettheALrecordforwins withtheir112th,beatingTampaBay6-1tobreakthe victorymarkheldbythe1954ClevelandIndians. 2003: CarlosDelgadobecamethesixthplayertohomer infourstraightat-batsinonegameasTorontobeat TampaBay10-8.Hebecamethe98thplayertoreach 300careerhomerswithathree-runshotinthe“rst inning. Todaysbirthdays: KyleRyan,27;BoSchultz,33. S TATISTICALLEADERS A MERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland,124;Betts,Boston,123;Martinez, Boston,106;Ramirez,Cleveland,104;Bregman,Houston, 103;Benintendi,Boston,100;Springer,Houston,98;Trout, LosAngeles,98;Chapman,Oakland,97;Stanton,NewYork, 95. RBI: Martinez,Boston,124;KDavis,Oakland,119;Ramirez, Cleveland,103;Bregman,Houston,100;Encarnacion, Cleveland,100;Bogaerts,Boston,95;Lowrie,Oakland,94; Stanton,NewYork,93;Cruz,Seattle,92;2tiedat91. HITS: Merri“eld,KansasCity,184;Martinez,Boston,182; Castellanos,Detroit,180;Lindor,Cleveland,178;Betts, Boston,174;Brantley,Cleveland,171;Segura,Seattle, 171;Bregman,Houston,166;Haniger,Seattle,164;Altuve, Houston,163. DOUBLES: Bregman,Houston,50;Betts,Boston,46;Castellanos,Detroit,45;Andujar,NewYork,43;Bogaerts,Boston, 43;Chapman,Oakland,42;Lindor,Cleveland,42;Merri“eld, KansasCity,42;Piscotty,Oakland,41;Benintendi,Boston, 39. T RIPLES: Kiermaier,TampaBay,9;Smith,TampaBay, 9;Sanchez,Chicago,9;Gordon,Seattle,7;Hernandez, T oronto,7;Span,Seattle,7;6tiedat6. HOMERUNS: KDavis,Oakland,45;Martinez,Boston,41; Gallo,Texas,39;Ramirez,Cleveland,38;Trout,LosAngeles, 38;Cruz,Seattle,36;Lindor,Cleveland,36;Stanton,New Y ork,35;Betts,Boston,31;Encarnacion,Cleveland,31. S TOLENBASES: Merri“eld,KansasCity,38;Smith,Tampa Bay,36;Ramirez,Cleveland,33;Gordon,Seattle,30;Betts, Boston,28;Anderson,Chicago,26;Mondesi,KansasCity, 26;Trout,LosAngeles,24;Lindor,Cleveland,23;RDavis, Cleveland,21. PITCHING: Snell,TampaBay,21-5;Kluber,Cleveland,19-7; Severino,NewYork,18-8;Porcello,Boston,17-7;Carrasco, Cleveland,16-9;Happ,NewYork,16-6;Verlander,Houston, 16-9;4tiedat15. ERA: Snell,TampaBay,1.90;Bauer,Cleveland,2.21; Verlander,Houston,2.60;Cole,Houston,2.92;Kluber, Cleveland,2.93;Clevinger,Cleveland,3.07;Morton,Houst on,3.18;Fiers,Oakland,3.31;Carrasco,Cleveland,3.35; Severino,NewYork,3.38. S TRIKEOUTS: Verlander,Houston,280;Cole,Houston,272; Sale,Boston,229;Carrasco,Cleveland,217;Bauer,Cleveland,215;Severino,NewYork,213;Snell,TampaBay,211; Kluber,Cleveland,205;Clevinger,Cleveland,202;Morton, Houston,197. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado,111;Yelich,Milwaukee,108; Carpenter,St.Louis,107;Albies,Atlanta,103;Turner, Washington,100;Arenado,Colorado,98;Harper,Washington,98;Baez,Chicago,97;Freeman,Atlanta,94; Goldschmidt,Arizona,94. RBI: Baez,Chicago,110;Aguilar,Milwaukee,104;Arenado, Colorado,103;Story,Colorado,102;Suarez,Cincinnati,101; Harper,Washington,99;Rizzo,Chicago,96;Yelich,Milwaukee,96;Freeman,Atlanta,95;2tiedat93. HITS: Freeman,Atlanta,186;Markakis,Atlanta,182; Gennett,Cincinnati,180;Yelich,Milwaukee,178;Peraza, Cincinnati,177;Turner,Washington,173;Blackmon,Colorado,171;Goldschmidt,Arizona,169;Baez,Chicago,168; Story,Colorado,164. DOUBLES: Markakis,Atlanta,43;Rendon,Washington,41; Carpenter,St.Louis,40;Freeman,Atlanta,40;Story,Colorado,40;Albies,Atlanta,39;Baez,Chicago,38;Cabrera, Philadelphia,36;3tiedat35. TRIPLES: KMarte,Arizona,11;Baez,Chicago,9;Desmond, Colorado,8;Hamilton,Cincinnati,8;Nimmo,NewYork,8; Rosario,NewYork,8;CTaylor,LosAngeles,8;Bellinger,Los Angeles,7;Dickerson,Pittsburgh,7;Difo,Washington,7. HOMERUNS: Carpenter,St.Louis,36;Arenado,Colorado, 34;Baez,Chicago,34;Harper,Washington,34;Aguilar,Milwaukee,33;Goldschmidt,Arizona,33;Muncy,LosAngeles, 33;Story,Colorado,33;3tiedat32. STOLENBASES: Turner,Washington,42;SMarte,Pittsburgh,33;Hamilton,Cincinnati,32;Cain,Milwaukee,29; Inciarte,Atlanta,28;Story,Colorado,26;Jankowski,San Diego,24;MTaylor,Washington,24;Peraza,Cincinnati,23; Rosario,NewYork,22. PITCHING: Lester,Chicago,17-6;Mikolas,St.Louis,17-4; Scherzer,Washington,17-7;Freeland,Colorado,16-7;Nola, Philadelphia,16-6;Chacin,Milwaukee,14-8;Godley,Arizona,14-11;Greinke,Arizona,14-11;Williams,Pittsburgh, 14-9;4tiedat13. ERA: deGrom,NewYork,1.77;Nola,Philadelphia,2.46; Scherzer,Washington,2.57;Freeland,Colorado,2.84; Foltynewicz,Atlanta,2.88;Mikolas,St.Louis,2.94;Williams, Pittsburgh,3.04;Greinke,Arizona,3.21;Corbin,Arizona, 3.23;Taillon,Pittsburgh,3.24. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,290;deGrom,New York,259;Corbin,Arizona,242;Nola,Philadelphia,216; Marquez,Colorado,210;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,193;Greinke, Arizona,193;Pivetta,Philadelphia,185.SUNDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Baltimore6,N.Y.Yankees3 TampaBay5,Toronto2 KansasCity3,Detroit2 Houston6,L.A.Angels2 Texas6,Seattle1 Minnesota5,Oakland1 Cleveland4,Boston3,11inn. NationalLeague Miami6,Cincinnati0 Atlanta2,Philadelphia1 N.Y.Mets8,Washington6 Milwaukee13,Pittsburgh6 St.Louis9,SanFrancisco2 Colorado2,Arizona0 L.A.Dodgers14,SanDiego0 Interleague ChicagoCubs6,ChicagoWhiteSox1 WEDNESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague HoustonatToronto,4:07p.m. BaltimoreatBoston,7:10p.m. N.Y.YankeesatTampaBay,7:10p.m. ClevelandatChi.WhiteSox,8:10p.m. DetroitatMinnesota,8:10p.m. TexasatL.A.Angels,10:07p.m. OaklandatSeattle,10:10p.m. NationalLeague MiamiatWashington,4:05p.m. AtlantaatN.Y.Mets,7:10p.m. MilwaukeeatSt.Louis,7:10p.m. PittsburghatChicagoCubs,8:05p.m. PhiladelphiaatColorado,8:40p.m. L.A.DodgersatArizona,9:40p.m. SanDiegoatSanFrancisco,10:15p.m. Interleague KansasCityatCincinnati,6:40p.m.MLBCALENDAROct.2-3: Wild-cardgames. Oct.4: DivisionSeriesstart. Oct.12: LeagueChampionshipSeries start. Oct.23: WorldSeriesstarts. NovemberTBA: Deadlineforteamsto makequalifyingofferstotheireligible formerplayerswhobecamefreeagents, “fthdayafterWorldSeries. NovemberTBA: Deadlineforfreeagents toacceptqualifyingoffers,15thday afterWorldSeries. Nov.6-8: Generalmanagersmeetings, Carlsbad,Calif. Nov.8-15: All-StartourofJapan. Nov.14-15: Ownersmeetings,Atlanta. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos132508123174.343 JMartinezBos145553106182.329 AltuveHou13251583163.317 TroutLAA13445698144.316 BrantleyCle13855486171.309 Merri“eldKC15260686184.304 SeguraSea13856487171.303 CastellanosDet15159783180.302 WendleTB13346558140.301 MSmithTB13445260135.299 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. YelichMil140553108178.322 GennettCin15157185180.315 ZobristChC13242764134.314 FFreemanAtl15659994186.311 CainMil13450984157.308 RendonWas13050684155.306 MartinezStL14651061155.304 MarkakisAtl15660477182.301 DickersonPit13048463144.298 DPeraltaAri14154274161.297 ThroughSept.23SiblingcompetitionTorontoBlueJaysLourdesGurrielJr.,left,greetshisbrother,HoustonAstros“rstbasemanYuliGurriel,justprior toabaseballgameMondayinToronto.[FREDTHORNHILL/THECANADIANPRESSVIATHEASSOCIATEDPRESS]


How to play: Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9 so that each horizontal row, vertical column and nine-square sub-grid contains no repeated numbers. Puzzles range in diculty from one to six stars. The solution to todays puzzle will be in tomorrows paper. YESTERDAYS SOLUTION BRIDGE CRYPTOQUOTE HOROSCOPES TODAY IN HISTORY DIVERSIONS HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2018:This year you might feel that just as you get close to the nish line, something or someone knocks you down. However, your resilience counts, and you need to not get discouraged. You will be unusually successful, especially when your ability to communicate comes through. If you are single, you meet people with ease. Someone could come along who lights a re under you. If you are attached, you and your partner often can be found chatting it up together. With plenty of quality time, your bond will ourish. ARIES speaks his or her mind.ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You could feel pressured. Your anger and ability to communicate take you down a new path. When eyeing a new direction, you could feel confused, especially because you have been given some information that seems off. Do not commit yet. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Digesting some new information might take time. Try to look at the big picture. Your day-to-day routine might be fraught with questions and potential misunderstandings. Do not sign papers or agreements just yet; wait for better timing. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Lie low and choose to be passive. Listen carefully to a conversation to determine what is being left out. Confusion seems to surround a work-related situation. Let it go; time will help you clear up the problem. Say little and learn a lot. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You could feel restricted by someone in authority. A partner could be pushing to handle nances differently. Confusion surrounds both your domestic and professional lives. You also might be too tired to process all of this information. Postpone decisions. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Pull back a bit. Take in the big picture. Know that what you visualize might not be viable. The more you detach, the better off you will be. At this point in time, dont make demands. You could gain a more accurate assessment of a situation. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) One-on-one relating elicits some strong reactions, which you might not appreciate. Do not judge others and their sources of information; just listen. Another person might have a valid point. Confusion surrounds calls, emails and discussions. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You could be tired and withdrawn. Know and establish your limits with others, especially a close associate or loved one. This person might not like what he or she hears. Let it go. Listen to suggestions from others, but clarify what you are hearing. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Communicate what you can about an important project. You might not know the best way to handle someone who does not want to hear your message. Pull back. Let this person nd you when he or she is prepared to have the discussion. Be patient. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21) Deal with a close child or loved one directly. The conversation you have might be condential, and it could make the other party feel vulnerable. Remain sensitive and deal with others on an individual level. You know what you need to do. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) You might be looked at as a stick in the mud because you seem to always have a reason for why an idea or suggestion will not work. You might not be comfortable with what comes up. Learn to voice your concerns kindly and considerately. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You need to stay on top of someone elses request. This person means what he or she says, and knows what he or she is asking for. To get the results you desire, refuse to push too hard. First, deal with this person directly. You will be more focused afterward. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20)Your views on spending need to come forward in a positive way. You might not be able to get certain items as quickly as you might like. Your smile and positive approach help others relax. Remember that you have a lot going for you. Woman is hurt to be left out of best friends wedding party | Tuesday, September 25, 2018 B5 DEAR ABBY: My best friend and I are middle-aged women. Throughout our long friendship, I have been one of the few people in her life who was there for her as she dealt with boyfriend problems, elderly parents, serious illnesses, deaths, etc. She became engaged for the rst time recently, and asked me to go out of town with her to check out a potential wedding venue. While we were there, she looked away (wouldn't even look me in the eye) and announced that only her sister (with whom she doesn't get along) would be in her wedding party. Although I was deeply disappointed, I said nothing. I was more disappointed about the way she made the announcement. Since then, she has asked for my advice on everything from invitations to wedding etiquette, etc., instead of asking her sister, who lives out of state. At this point, I just want to be a guest at the wedding and enjoy seeing her get married. How do I bow out of this untitled role she has given me? -BOWING OUT IN THE WEST DEAR BOWING OUT: If your friend had felt good about making the announcement, she wouldn't have hesitated to look you in the eye. I suspect that she included her sister -who she doesn't get along with -in her wedding party because of pressure from relatives. Because you feel her questions should more appropriately be answered by the sister, tell your friend -as kindly as possible -she should be asking her maid of honor, who is "only a phone call away." DEAR ABBY: I fell in love with my rst crush 30 years ago. We both felt the same way, but because I was six years younger than him, my parents didn't approve. We lost contact, and over the years, I would sometimes wonder what had happened to him. Last week his cousin found me on Facebook, and I was able to video call him. We were lled with emotion and realized our feelings haven't changed. We both have families. I'm divorced with two young adults. He's married with three young adults. I don't want to cause him any problems, and yet, I'm willing to let it play out and see what happens. All I want is just to see him again, but I'm afraid of what will happen. Please tell me what to do! -FULL OF EMOTIONS DEAR FULL OF EMOTIONS: The problem with making important decisions when we are "full of emotions" is they're usually impulsive and the wrong choice. Consider this: You and this man are adults with responsibilities to others. If you see him and he still feels the same as you stated, it may be the start of an affair and the end of his marriage. If it's an affair, you will be his side dish and unable to form a meaningful relationship with anyone else for years. If divorce is involved, his wife and children will be collateral damage. Because I'm not sure you have the strength to keep your distance if you meet him, ask him to include his wife and family when you do, and bring along your children. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.TODAY IS TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, the 268th day of 2018. There are 97 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On Sept. 25, 1981, Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the rst female justice on the Supreme Court. ON THIS DATE: In 1789 the rst United States Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratication. (Ten of the amendments became the Bill of Rights.) In 1911 ground was broken for Boston's Fenway Park. In 1919 President Woodrow Wilson collapsed after a speech in Pueblo, Colo., during a national speaking tour in support of the Treaty of Versailles. In 1956 the rst trans-Atlantic telephone cable ocially went into service with a threeway ceremonial call between New York, Ottawa and London. In 1974 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy John underwent an experimental graft reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow of his throwing arm to repair a career-ending injury; the procedure, which proved successful, is now referred to as "Tommy John surgery." In 1992 NASA's Mars Observer blasted o on a $980 million mission to the red planet (the probe disappeared just before entering Martian orbit in August 1993).



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