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Good Morning To Carol Datema Thanks for reading! facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ TheNewsSun newssun.com AN EDITION OF THE SUNYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN VOL. 99 | NO. 186 | $1.00 Thursday, July 5, 2018 Classifieds..... ................................ B6-7 Comics ...................... News Wire Lets Go ............................................. B1 Local Sports .......................... A7-8 Lottery .............................. Sports Viewpoints ............................. A5 Weather .................. News Wire HLT celebrates the 4th of JulySEBRING „ Highlands Little Theatre provided a free patriotic show Wednesday to members of the community that had the audience standing on their feet, singing along and showing off their patriotism. Following the 30-minute show, members of the audience celebrated with a traditional meal of hot dogs, bratwursts, baked beans and chips. The meal provided scholarships funds for members of HLT to allow them to participate in college classes, camps and special events. The Patriotic RevueŽ is HLTs biggest fundraising scholarship, and members of the community also gave tips in a jar to contribute to the cause. All participants in the program were members who had received a scholarship at some point in the past. The show began with students seated at tables learning about the birth of the United States and celebrating the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. Calvin Jones and Larissa Meagher sang The Preamble Song,Ž which provided an entertaining way for the audience to learn about the Constitution. This song was made popular by the show Schoolhouse Rock.Ž The microphone was passed to each of the students on stage. Each person expressed their love for America with sentiments such as I love America because skin color does not matter.Ž Another cast member said, I love America because I can be different.ŽBy MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITERSEBRING „ A trial date is set in the lawsuit of a parent of a former HillGustat Middle School student against the School Board of Highlands County. The lawsuit is related to the case of former Hill-Gustat teacher Stacy Lynn Hooks. Hooks was arrested in 2016 and subsequently pleaded no contest to eight counts of lewd battery, nine counts of possession of child pornography, three counts of transmission of harmful material to a child and one count of use of a computer to solicit a child. She was sentenced to a 20-year Trial date set in parents lawsuit against School Board By MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITERSEBRING „ Of“cers received a tip that a Lake Placid man was operating as an unlicensed contractor. When of“cers made contact with the man, they discovered written estimates in his possession, the arrest report stated. On Tuesday, Eugene Lee Holloway, 57, of Lake Placid, was charged with operating as an unlicensed contractor. This violation occurred during a declared State of Emergency by Governor Rick Scott, which heightened the charge to a third degree felony. In addition, he was also charged with utilizing a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony. According to the arrest report, of“cers received a tip that Holloway was acting as an unlicensed contractor. They were given one of his business cards that stated, docks, [sic] decks & seawalls and electrical & plumingŽ [sic] as areas of expertise, the report stated. To con“rm that Holloway was not Lake Placid man charged with operating as an unlicensed contractorBy MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITER Prevent heat exhaustion, heat stroke SEBRING „ Although sunshine provides bene“cial Vitamin D „ which strengthens bones and is essential for the brain, nervous system and immune system „ too much sunshine or heat can cause heat exhaustion and heat stroke. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 600 people die each year in the United States due to heat and humidity. Heat-related illnesses are responsible for the deaths of more people annually than tornadoes or hurricanes. The sun is hottest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., so people should exercise and complete outdoor chores before or after that time. Sport teams are advised to have practices in the early morning or late evenings to reduce the possibility of heat-related illnesses. Heat exhaustion can progress to heat stroke, which can be fatal, and certain populations are more vulnerable to the heat than others. People who are under 4 years of age, over 65 years of age, pregnant or chronically ill have a harder time adapting to the heat. However, people who exercise in the heat, work in the heat and people who are obese are also at an increased risk for heat exhaustion. In addition, certain medications make people more sensitive to heat. For example, beta blockers for blood pressure make it more dif“cult for people to regulate their body temperatures, according to the American Family Care physicians. A day at a local lake can be an incredibly relaxing way to enjoy the best of Highlands County, but precautions must be taken when people are working or playing in the sun. People should take breaks in the shade or air-conditioning and wear loose-“tting and light-colored clothing. A hat is the perfect way to give your body some shade and help prevent sunburn. Cotton clothes are a great choice, because they can be By MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITERHeat-related illnesses kill 600 people in the US every year MELISSA MAIN/STAFFThese men are working hard on the medians at US 27. People who work outside must take extra precautions to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The CDC advises people who work outside in moderate heat to drink at least one cup of water every 15-20 minutes. COURTESY PHOTOPlaying outside is great exercise for children, but they are especially sensitive to heat exhaustion. They should drink plenty of uids, even when they are not thirsty. The best times to play are early morning and late afternoon, not in the hot midday sun.HEAT | 6 SYMPTOMS OF HEAT STROKE€ Temperature of 103 degrees F or higher € Hot, dry skin (no longer sweating) € Nausea or vomitting € Rapid, strong pulse € Seizures €Throbbing headache € Change in mental state, such as confusion or agitation €Loss of consciousness A heat stroke can lead to multiple organ failure and death. If someone is suspected of having a heat stroke, call 911 immediately. SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION€ Feel faint or dizzy € Excessive sweating € Weak, rapid pulse (heat stroke has a strong, rapid pulse) €Muscle cramps € Dark-colored urine € Weakness € Cold, clammy skin Heat exhaustion is less serious than heat stroke. However, it can progress to heat stroke if not properly treated. A person who experiences heat exhaustion should drink water or sports drinks, rest in a cool environment and seek medical care if symptoms do not improve in less than one hour, according to medicalnewstoday. com. MARC VALERO/STAFFA lawsuit contends the School Board of Highlands County was negligent for failing to discharge or reassign then Hill-Gustat Middle School teacher Stacy Hooks after students and faculty made them aware of her inappropriate relationship with the student on multiple occasions.SUIT | 6 HOLLOWAYUNLICENSED | 4 Our rst qualifying tournament at Spring Lake Golf Resort was a success. Check out our photo pages, LETS GO, B4 & B5 HEARTLAND GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPHLT | 4

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A2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Thursday, July 5, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com The Highlands News-Sun (USPS 487-900ISSN 2473-0068) is published daily by Tim Smolarick at the Highlands News-Sun, 315 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Periodical postage paid at Lakeland, FL and additional entry oce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the Highlands News-Sun, which is an aliate of DR Media. Reproduction in whole or part is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address changes to: Highlands News-Sun, 315 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, FL 33870. COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY The Highlands News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at 863-385-6155. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Romona Washington, executive editor, 315 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, FL 33870; email editor@newssun.com or call 863-386-5634. OFFICE Location: 315 U.S. 27 North Sebring, FL 33870 Hours: 8 a.m. … 5 p.m. Monday Friday Phone: 863-385-6155 Main Fax: 863-385-1954 SUBSCRIPTION RATES 13 weeks Tax Total $53.30 $4.00 $57.30 26 weeks Tax Total $106.60 $8.00 $114.60 52 weeks Tax Total $213.20 $15.99 $229.19 EZ Pay Tax Total $15.91 $1.19 $17.10 MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES 3 months $74.36 6 months $133.81 12 months $229.19 Your newspaper is delivered by an independent contractor. If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any daily publication date, or 7 a.m. Sunday, please phone the circulation department at 863-385-6155. PUBLISHER Tim Smolarick 863-386-5624 tim.smolarick@highlandsnewssun.com EXECUTIVE EDITOR Romona Washington 863-386-5634 romona.washington@highlandsnewssun.com EDITORIAL Karen Clogston, Managing Editor/Special Sections Editor 863-386-5835 karen.clogston@highlandsnewssun.com Pallavi Agarwall, Contributing Editor 863-386-5831 pallavi.agarwal@highlandsnewssun.com RETAIL ADVERTISING Cli Yeazel, Advertising Director 863-386-5844 cli.yeazel@highlandsnewssun.com CIRCULATION MANAGER Rob Kearley, Circulation Manager 863-385-6155 rob.kearley@highlandsnewssun.com PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Tracy Weikel, Classied Account Executive tracy.weikel@highlandsnewssun.com 863-658-0307 LEGAL ADVERTISING Janet Emerson 863-386-5637 legals@highlandsnewssun.com CUSTOMER SERVICE Mike Henry, Oce Manager 863-385-6155 michael.henry@highlandsnewssun.com SUBMIT NEWS & OBITS Email all obituaries and death notices to obits@highlandsnewssun.com Email all other announcements to highlandsnewssun@highlandsnewssun.com highlandsnewssun.com AVON PARK „ The City of Avon Park is advertising to “ll a number of positions including two administrative/director positions. The Administrative Services Director/City Clerk position is being advertised as a position that works closely with the city managers of“ce. June Fisher held the position for about three months until the City Council appointed her to “ll the city manager position. Fisher said recently the city did have some applicants for the position, but had not scheduled any interviews. The salary depends on experience, according to the citys listing on its website. A salary of $80,000, with an excellent bene“t package, is listed for the position of Director of Infrastructure, a position that directs and oversees Public Works, which includes planning, organizing and controlling all activities, operations and maintenance of the water treatment, transmission and distribution systems; wastewater treatment and collection systems; solid waste collection, streets, roads, sewers and storm drainage facilities. The position requires a bachelors degree in a technical “eld with at least “ve years of experience in Public Works. The city is also seeking a Public Safety Of“cer who is Certi“ed Florida Law Enforcement Of“cer with a minimum of “ve years of experience. The pay range is $15$22 per hour. Another full-time city position being advertised is Code Enforcement Of“cer with a starting pay at $13.24 per hour with a 40-hour week, which includes mandatory weekend hours. Also, the city is seeking applicants until “lled for openings for a State Certi“ed Entry Level Fire“ghter and a parttime Sanitation Laborer.City of AP advertising positionsBy MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITER SMARTER 5 THINGS That Will Make You 1. It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter. 2. By law, any product labeled peanut butterŽ in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts. 3. The average peanut farm is 200 acres. 4. Two peanut farmers have been elected president of the USA „ Virginias Thomas Jefferson and Georgias Jimmy Carter. 5. Former President Bill Clinton says one of his favorite sandwiches is peanut butter and banana; also reported to have been the favorite of Elvis the KingŽ Presley. „ National Peanut Board One resident of South Florida State Colleges (SFSC) service district of Highlands, DeSoto, and Hardee counties who is eligible as a “rst generation student will be selected to receive up to 60 credit hours of college tuition offered through a partnership between the SFSC Foundation, Inc. and the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. This First Generation Scholarship Program supports the efforts of higher education through scholarship funding for “rst generation students who aspire to attend a Florida college or university. A student is considered “rst generationŽ if neither of the students parents earned a college degree at the baccalaureate level or higher. To apply for this scholarship, the student must meet these criteria: 1. Be a Florida high school senior accepted by a Florida college or state university 2. Qualify by the institution to participate in its First Generation Scholarship Program 3. Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen Further, SFSC requires that scholarship applicants meet these criteria: 1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 2. Demonstrate “nancial need 3. Enroll at least halftime in a certi“cate or degree-seeking program (preference will be given to students who enroll full time) The First Generation Scholarship Program uses Florida Prepaid College Plans as the sole vehicle to provide scholarships to quali“ed recipients. The student selected to receive this scholarship will have his or her tuition paid directly from the Florida Prepaid College Plan. To apply for the First Generation Scholarship Program, complete the online application at https://bit.ly/2KHGIeO and enroll at SFSC by July 15, 2018 for the 2018-19 academic year. For more information about this scholarship program, contact Jamie Bateman, executive director, institutional advancement, at batemanj@ south”orida.edu or Jerry Donna, director, “nancial aid, at donnaj@south”orida.edu.SFSC Foundation offers scholarship to first generation college student LAKE PLACID „ A Lake Placid man allegedly drove into a relatives yard, damaged a vehicle, “red one round of ammunition towards a house and ”ed the scene. He then allegedly went to another relatives place of business and began making threats, shouting obscenities and kicking that relatives truck. William Russell Cannon, 35, of Lake Placid, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill, trespassing property while armed, damaging property and criminal mischief. Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ce “led charges against Cannon in two separate incidents that occurred on Monday. According to one arrest report, Cannon drove to a relatives property at 9:57 a.m. Monday and began doing doughnutsŽ in the dirt and gravel, causing the gravel to strike a 2016 white Cadillac SUV. Then the suspect stopped his vehicle and exited the vehicle with a long, black gun, the report stated. The victim was only 50 feet away from Cannon when the suspect began yelling obscenities and pointed the ri”e at her, the victim stated in the report. Afterwards, the defendant allegedly turned and “red one round towards a nearby residence. The suspect ”ed the scene and made his way to another relatives place of business, the report stated. According to one of the arrest reports, while Cannon was at the relatives place of business, he began kicking the drivers side door of the relatives truck. The relative left the of“ce and began shouting at Cannon to stop him from kicking his truck, the report stated. Cannon responded by threatening to kill the relative and other people, the victim stated in the report. When Cannon drove away, the relative followed him and was able to get the suspect to pull over at an apartment complex, the report stated. Cannon allegedly exited the vehicle, made threats to kill the victim and kicked the passenger-side door. At that point, Cannon drove away, the report stated. Cannon was arrested shortly afterwards. Lake Placid man faces multiple chargesBy MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITER CANNONSEBRING „ Of“cers were called to a Sebring residence in regards to a man who was allegedly acting irate and belligerent. When of“cers arrived at the residence, they discovered illegal narcotics, the report stated. On June 28, Yamil Cabrera, 43, of Sebring, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. According to the arrest report, police were called to a Sebring residence. When they arrived, Cabrera was acting irate and belligerent, the report stated. In addition, he reportedly told of“cers that he had not hurt anyone. The defendant gave of“cers permission to enter his residence, the report stated. One of the of“cers noticed a glass pipe with burnt residue and a crystal-like substance on a small table in the living room. Both the pipe and crystal-like substance “eld tested positive for methamphetamine, the arrest report stated. When the of“cers tried to arrest Cabrera, he resisted physically by clenching his “sts and curling into a fetal position, making it impossible for the of“cers to place him in hand restraints, the report stated. According to the arrest report, the defendant was taken to the ”oor and sustained an injury to his right eye. Emergency Medical Services transported him to a local hospital to evaluate him for the eye injury and to assess his health.Sebring man charged with drugsBy MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITER CABRERA adno=720056 adno=3582886

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A3 www.highlandsnewssun.com adno=3591190 GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP Heartland ad no=35 9 11 90 Play any or all of the participating courses for your chance to qualify for your spot in the Open to amateurs with a valid handicap. Ladies & Mens Divisions. Pro Am Points. 50% of the field will advance to Championship tournament June 30th Championship Tournament Sponsor July 14th July 21st GOLF COURSE August 4th July 28th August 18th September 8th Championship Tournament September 15 th *Course to be announced HOLE SPONSORS:Professional Hearing Aid Centers € Royals Furniture € Codys € Dimitris € Huston Chevrolet J. Biance Financial € AB Carts € SFSC € AAA Direct Discount € Cowpokes Watering Hole € Gulf Coast Supply The Blue Lagoon Saloon € Lampe & Kiefer € Florida Lakes Surgical € The Palms of Sebring Lakeshore Mall € Turner Furniture € Ideal Golf 2nd Opportunity to qualify THIS SATURDAY, July 7th at Sebring Golf Club REGISTER NOW!8:30 am Shotgun Start Cost $50 Qualifying tournamentAdditional $30 Fee for qualifying player to play in championship tournament. For more details & registration contact Cli Yeazel at 863-386-5844 July 7th

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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Thursday, July 5, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.coma licensed contractor, of“cers searched the Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR). After this con“rmation was made, of“cers contacted Holloway and asked if he could do electrical work, the report stated. Holloway allegedly con“rmed that he could do the electrical work and agreed to meet the of“cers, who were posing as residents in need of electrical services, in a public location. According to the arrest report, Holloway was driven to the public location by a driver who was carrying an open container of alcohol. In addition, the vehicle he was riding in did not have a license plate attached. Of“cers arrested Holloway and reportedly discovered 18 more business cards in his possession. The report stated they also found an unsigned handwritten contract between Holloway and a local resident who was requesting repairs on her house, including roo“ng repairs. The contract was for a total price of $28,974; however, the resident did not hire Holloway to complete the repairs, the report stated.UNLICENSEDFROM PAGE 1 MELISSA MAIN/STAFFHighlands Little Theatre celebrates the 4th of July with the Patriotic Revue.Ž This free show lasted 30 minutes, and it was repeated every hour on the hour from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The show featured a classroom where students learned about patriotism and the birth of the United States.Following their expression of thanks for the freedoms we enjoy, the cast broke into song, singing This Is My Country.Ž As that scene faded, the Armed Forces MedleyŽ began. Service personnel or veterans were encouraged to stand or wave when the of“cial song for their branch of service was played. One of the favorite parts about military life for many servicemen is the United Service Organization, or the USO, which provides entertainment for troops. Cassady Hitt, Olivia Gallo and Larissa Meagher danced to the song Boogie Woogie Bugle BoyŽ to the delight of the audience. The girls wore camou”age tops while performing the choreographed dance that demonstrated their superb dance skills and timing. Tony Tyler said, I love all this patriotic music. It makes me feel proud to be born in the USA.Ž Then he gave a moving rendition of Born in the USAŽ that displayed patriotism and superb vocals. His powerful rendition was bursting with charisma, enough to make Bruce Springsteen proud. The lyrics honored the country and spoke of the sacri“ces made by Vietnam veterans. Following Born in the USA,Ž Isaac Hernandez and Paola Pineda sang God Bless the USA,Ž which gave recognition to the heritage of faith in the United States. The duets song brought cheers from the audience. The “nal number in the show was America the BeautifulŽ sung by Lizz Jones, the cast member who played the teacher in the program. Her powerful voice stirred patriotism in the hearts of the audience, and the audience stood and sang along for the last half of the song. The Patriotic Revue was performed every hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the theater.HLTFROM PAGE 1 Tony Tyler sang a powerful rendition of God Bless AmericaŽ and received thundering applause from the audience. I love all this patriotic music. It makes me feel proud to be born in the USA.ŽTony Tyler A family of four has been hospitalized in two different hospitals following a crash Tuesday afternoon in Glades County that left one person dead. According to reports from Florida Highway Patrol, at about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Raquel Lynn Wright, 40, of Orlando was driving a 2013 BMW X5 southbound on State Road 29 approaching State Road 78. For unknown reasons, the SUV crossed over into the northbound lane and rotated clockwise. Raymond Eugene Hendry Jr., 32, of Palmdale was driving a 1992 Ford F-350 in the northbound lane of SR 29, north of SR 78. As the SUV began to rotate, the Ford F-350 collided with the passenger side of the SUV. Both vehicles came to a “nal rest facing east on the east grass shoulder of SR 29. Riding in the F-350 were Brook Marie Hendry, 32, and two children, Tucker Hendry, 11 and Allen Hendry, 3. The passengers were all reported as wearing seatbelts or child restraints. Three of the crash victims were transported to Lee Memorial Hospital: Raymond Jr. is listed in critical condition; Brook and Allen are both listed in serious condition. Tucker was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital and is listed in critical condition. FHP said no charges will be “led in the crash.Glades crash leaves 1 dead, family of 4 hospitalizedSTAFF REPORT Hearing loss could be affecting your life in more ways than you realize.Don't Let Hearing Loss Keep You From Enjoying Life to the Fullest!Hearing is Believing! CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF BETTER HEARING Mon.-Fri. 9am-4pm Wed. 10am-3pm863-385-3497lampekieferhearing.com130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Florida Hear What Youve Been Missing adno=3573860 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that three PUBLIC HEARINGS will be held and an ordinance will be considered in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 368 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, as follows: 1. A public hearing before the City Council on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, beginning at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, on Ordinance No. 1428. 2. A public hearing before the City of Sebring Planning and Zoning Board and Local Planning Agency on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, beginning at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. Consideration will be given whether to recommend that City Council adopt Ordinance No. 1428. 3. A public hearing before the City Council on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, beginning at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. Ordinance No. 1428 reading and is entitled: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 26-173 AND 26-222 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF SEBRING INCREASING THE PERMISSIBLE HEIGHT OF FLAGPOLES LOCATED IN C-1 AND C-2 ZONING DISTRICTS UP TO 110 FEET IN HEIGHT MEASURED FROM THE GRADE LEVEL; PROVIDING FOR MINIMUM SETBACKS FROM PROPERTY LINES FOR FLAGPOLES IN EXCESS OF 50 FEET IN HEIGHT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Interested persons may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. A copy of this notice and all documents in connection with the Ordinance are available for public inspection merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. Inquiries or written testimony regarding the Ordinance should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, at this address or by phone at (863) 471-5102. Photocopies may be obtained at writing. Pursuant to Section 286.0105 of the Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Council hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the Planning and Zoning Board and Local Planning Agency or the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. THE CITY OF SEBRING DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE UPON THE BASIS OF AN INDIVIDUALS DISABILITY STATUS. THIS NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY INVOLVES EVERY ASPECT OF THE CITYS FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING ONES ACCESS TO, PARTICIPATION IN, EMPLOYMENT OF, OR TREATMENT IN, ITS PROGRAMS AND/OR ACTIVITIES. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT KATHY HALEY, CITY CLERK, AT 368 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870, TELEPHONE (863) 471-5100, NOT LATER THAN TWENTY-FOUR (24) HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, PLEASE CALL THE CLERK THROUGH FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE: (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, OR VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770, VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE.adno=3592415

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5 www.highlandsnewssun.comANOTHER VIEW Tim Smolarick Publisher tim.smolarick@highlandsnewssun.com Romona Washington Executive Editor romona.washington@highlandsnewssun.com VIEWPOINTS Cli Yeazel Advertising Director cli.yeazell@highlandsnewssun.com Rob Kearly Circulation Director rob.kearly@highlandsnewssun.com Donna Scherlacher Digital Media/Composing Director donna.scherlacher@highlandsnewssun.com JOIN THE CONVERSATIONLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. We will not accept any Letters to the Editor that ment ion a business in a negative tone, as they have no means to defend themselves. Please keep Letters to the Editor to less than 250 words. Lette rs will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name … not initials. An address and telepho ne number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. In the case of letters that are emailed, the same rules apply. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only four letters per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse, and the opinions and statements made i n letters are solely those of the individual writers. The newspaper takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Highlands News-Sun, Letters to the Editor, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870, or fax to 863-385-1954. Readers may also email Letters to the Editor to editor@newssun.com.Is this possible? Very much so. The complete system is outlined below, but you must realize that the human body is made to move. If you stop moving, you die. You have heard the military rhythm of marching? It always starts on the left leg and foot. Why? Most of us are right-handed, which means we have a strong right arm and leg; it is the dominate. The left is weaker or the trailing arm or leg. By paying more attention to the left leg in marching is to strengthen the left leg, preparing later for 10to 20-mile marches. If you can walk, you can march, and if you can march, you can run. The command, Mark Time, is to march at marching pace while in one spot. Having taught many folks to rest while running, the largest obstacle is second wind and marking time and rhythm. Learning this system is essential. But how do you rest while marching or walking or running? It is switching legs usage from trailing to dominant to trailing to dominant in cadence and sequence. Thus, the tired dominant leg becomes the trailing or resting leg. This slight difference in output is major in the technique of rest while running. Do not be beguiled by the right leg for it has always been dominant and it will fool you into thinking you are really thrusting the left leg to be dominant. This is a life imbedded system that must be broken to bene“t discipline of change. One way to accomplish this is rhythm cadence. Starting on the left leg and counting on the left hand to 10 (every other left step! The rhythm is: Left (pound/slam the left foot to the ground, right hip, hop. Left, right, hip, hop. Notice that rhythm: heavy left, resting right, hip (resting left), hop (resting right). This increases speed, stamina, and satisfaction, a pleasing accomplishment. Sometime during the second hand count the second wind can appear. You feel extremely tired. Your mind is crying out to you: Hey, stupid! What are you trying to do, kill yourself!Ž Most will slow and stop, but you have been informed this is a temporary moment that will immediately subside if you continue the run. Your brain says, well OK. If you go on, I will pump some endorphins (pain killers) into your system.Ž Suddenly you feel great. You can run forever. Now you are hooked on running. The endorphins blend lasts all day. If you have become really “t, the endorphin boost happens again at the seventh mile. Ralph Z. Bell is 91 and lives in Lake Placid. Running three miles three times a week, playing two hours of tennis two or three times a week, plus a workout with free weights in the gym are still part of his regular routine. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily that of the Highlands News-Sun.Can you rest while running?Ralph Z. BellGUEST COLUMN It happened again and our hearts were heavy. A neighbor fell ill and was in need of assistance for quite some time before anyone knew. Soon after, we awoke to another ambulance in the wee hours of night. While Im thankful this doesnt happen often, it is always gut-wrenching. Over the years there have been a number of times a person in our neighborhood became ill and was hospitalized. Each time, we would wonder how to better check on our elderly neighbors. Its not that a sudden illness or fall is a risk just for this demographic, but rather the issue is that many elderly walk the daily grind alone. A lot of our residents came to Florida in search of warm weather for aging bones. While not shoveling snow is easier on the body, it requires disconnecting from ones extended family. Even clans who arent the closest usually get together intermittently and keep reasonable tabs on one another. Thats darn hard to do when there are a thousand-plus miles between you. Its tough for non-relatives to step up because we worry about privacy. I recall a former neighbor who was extremely reticent with contact by any of the young families. He and another elderly gentleman kept tabs on each other and when one passed, we tried again to bridge the gap. Rebuffed, our elderly neighbor said it felt intrusive, explaining he politely preferred his solitude. We respected his wishes and tried to keep an eye out. When papers piled up, we knew something wasnt right. Like many who have discovered the same, a walk around the home banging on windows alerted us to his need. EMS transported him to the medical care he wasnt able to reach from where he had fallen, perhaps a day before. It made me sick to think of him on the carpet needing help, not knowing if it would ever come. Id like to say this has never happened before or since, but both would not be true. While we cant be responsible for everyone, maybe we can each commit to caring for just a few? My life is hectic with dually-employed heads of household, a part-time freelance business, college student and civic engagements. I bet yours looks similar or is even more jam-packed, but good golly couldnt we still check in with those immediately adjacent to each of our homes? What if everyone in Highlands County decided to visually take stock of the homes across from, in front of and behind them and if you havent met those neighbors, go make introductions? It might feel weird or awkward. Share this column and let them know you just thought it was a good idea. Maybe they will be hesitant to talk or seem a bit fearful of your intentions. All we can do is offer and try to keep an eye out for our neighbor. Ecclesiastes 4:10 reminds us, If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.Ž Lets commit to our neighbors that someone is there to help them up. A call to commit to checking on your neighbors Dorothy HarrisHARRIS & CO It came as no real surprise when Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he will step down July 31, after 30 years on the high court. Barely had the announcement been made when the Democrats and the Republicans were at each others throat. Liberals had hoped that Kennedy, 81, would hold on a bit longer, at least until after the November elections, in which they hope to recapture control of the Senate „ which has to approve any Supreme Court nomination „ and, possibly, the House. Kennedy often has been the swing vote on the divided court, particularly after the retirement of Justice Sandra Day OConnor. It was Kennedy who cast the tie-breaking vote allowing same-sex marriage. His “nal vote, however, was to uphold President Donald Trumps travel ban on people from several mostly-Muslim countries in the Middle East, as well as North Korea and Venezuela. Republicans want to be sure they have a new Supreme Court justice in place before the Nov. 6 elections, although they say they are con“dent they will prevail at the polls. For their part, Democrats are determined to stall the nomination. Why? Whenever the vote is taken, it is President Donald Trumps appointment to make. And if his “rst nomination fails, he will name someone similar to the post. And if that fails ... Thats the way it works. When Barack Obama was president, he made three appointments to the court, two of whom now sit on the august body: Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. The third appointment, Merrick Garland, will be the big bone of contention in the upcoming debate on President Trumps nominee, whomever that is. When Justice Antonin Scalia died on Feb. 13, 2016, Obama nominated Garland, who was the respected chief judge of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Even though some of them actually approved of Garland personally, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to schedule any hearings on Garlands nomination, saying tradition said presidents in the “nal year of their term dont get to replace Supreme Court justices when they die or resign. Of course, that isnt true. Justice Kennedy was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in the “nal years of that presidents eight-year term. So Republicans should have at least considered Garlands nomination, but they didnt. That, as they say, is water under the bridge. Democrats, however, will use the argument that, since this is an election year, Trump shouldnt be allowed to make an appointment until after the voting. But there is a big difference. Donald Trump still will be president for the next two and one-half years. Whether he makes the appointment now or early next year, he still is president. He still gets to name people to the high court, subject to Senate approval. And be assured, President Trump will appoint a strong conservative to the court. Though we doubt most voters choose a candidate simply because of who he or she might appoint to the Supreme Court, that is always in the back of their mind. We understand that when we elect a Democrat, nominees are more likely to be to the left politically, and when we elect a Republican, nominees will be more conservative. While Donald Trump isnt a traditional Republican, we all understand his nominees will lean to the right. In an effort to get his nomination approved before November, President Trump says he will name Kennedys replacement on July 9. He already has several candidates under consideration. We hope whomever he picks is well-quali“ed and doesnt come to the court with a political agenda. We would wish the same for all future candidates, no matter who is making the nomination. The Supreme Court is not the place to play politics. We await the presidents nomination with eagerness and interest. Once he or she is named, we urge Democrats to give the nominee a fair and speedy hearing. Dont say no because of what has happened in the past or because the nomination was made by a president they dont like. At some point, we have got to stop the gotcha politics that have gridlocked our Congress, Let that time be now. An editorial from The Eagle, Bryan, Texas.Stop the gotcha politics

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A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Thursday, July 5, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Look for a third crossword in the Sun Classified section. soaked in water to help people stay cool. Drinking extra water and eating foods such as watermelon and salads with high-water content can decrease the risk of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Most people only start drinking when they are thirsty, but this is not enough. People should drink before they are thirsty, consuming at least one cup of water every 15-20 minutes in moderate heat, according to the CDC. In addition, people can also drink energy drinks and coconut water, but they should avoid caffeine, alcohol and sugary drinks. Dr. Summer Khan, obstetrician and gynecologist at Grace & Heart ob/gyn, said, Pregnant women need more water in their bodies due to the heart, lungs and kidneys increasing in size and work load. During trips to the beach or theme parks, its essential to have ice packs and to stay cool,Ž Khan said. In fact, pregnant women should always take water and an ice pack with them anytime they travel in a car. According to Khan, pregnant women should snack between meals, and they should eat foods with high-water content, such as grapes, carrots and unsalted nuts. This will decrease weakness and dizzy episodes. The heat from the sun is not the only danger for pregnant women. They can have a miscarriage or birth defects if they get in a hot tub or sauna before 12 weeks of gestation. Extreme heat can cause early labor, so Khan advises pregnant women to stay in air conditioning. People with multiple sclerosis can experience a worsening of symptoms, such as fatigue, when they are exposed to even mild increases in temperature. Ice vests and cooling vest are additional precautions that people with MS often use to avoid unpleasant symptoms. For people who have low incomes, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program can provide them with assistance. In addition, people who have dif“culty paying for their utility bills are encouraged to seek shelter in libraries, malls and public places that have air conditioning. They are encouraged to use crock pots or other kitchen devices that do not produce as much heat in the house as an oven. In addition to people experiencing heat stroke, animals are also vulnerable to heat-related illnesses. Cats and dogs need shelter from the extreme heat. They need some form of shade or shelter, such as a porch or large shade tree, to escape the heat. Fresh, cool water, which is kept in the shade, should be available at all times. Animals should never be left alone in a vehicle since temperatures rise rapidly in a car, even if the windows are down.HEATFROM PAGE 1 WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO HAVE A HEAT RELATED ILLNESS€ Children 4 years of age or younger € People who are elderly € People who are obese € People who are chronically ill € Pregnant women € People who work outside € Athletes € People with a low income € People who take medications that increase sun or heat sensitivityADVICE FROM CDC FOR PEOPLE WHO WORK OUTSIDE€ Acclimate the body to heat by spending 7-14 days adjusting to the increased temperature. € For new workers, work 20 percent of the work day in the heat on the “rst day, and increase the work day by 20 percent each following day until the worker can adjust. € For workers with experience completing their job responsibilities in the heat, their acclimation schedule should be no more than 50 percent on the “rst day, 60 percent on the second day, 80 percent on the third day and 100 percent on the fourth day. € Workers should drink one cup of water every 15-20 minutes during moderate activity and heat. € A buddy system should be implemented; people should check on each other for signs of heat-related illness. € Soak cotton clothes in water. This helps workers decrease their body temperatures. € Encourage frequent water breaks in the shade or air-conditioned areas https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heatstress/ infographic.html prison term in October 2017. The complaint “led by the attorney representing the parent states that between May 1, 2015 and Feb. 6, 2016, Hooks preyed upon and engaged in sexual relationsŽ with the minor student. Hill-Gustat began an internal investigation into the relationship between the student and Hooks. On Nov. 5, 2015 Hooks was given a letter of reprimand regarding concerns from several staff and students, referring to the amount of time she was spending with the student, being uncomfortably close to one another and the student making sexual innuendos without a reaction from Hooks, the complaint shows. Then principal Ruth Heckman and others from Hill-Gustat who conducted the internal investigation made an af“rmative decisionŽ not to tell the students parent about the letter or reprimand or the allegations it contained, according to the complaint. On Feb. 2, 2016 Heckman was made aware of another incident on school property involving the student and Hooks in which they were drinking out of the same cup and straw, the complaint states. Heckman issued a letter of reprimand to Hooks, but did not inform the parent. On or about Feb. 15, 2016 the parent had suspicions and because the School Board had not taken meaningful action to curb any potential inappropriate relationship the parent went to the Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ce, the complaint states. The Sheriffs Of“ce investigation determined that between May 1, 2015 and Feb. 6, 2016 the student and Hooks had sexual relationship, the complaint shows. The inappropriate and illegal actions took place on multiple occasions after Hill-Gustat of“cials were aware or should have been aware of inappropriate contact between the student and Hooks. The student has and continues to suffer severe and permanent physical and psychological injuries, mental anguish, pain and suffering, medical expenses and loss of enjoyment, the complaint states. The complaints allege that the School Board was negligent for failing to discharge or reassign Hooks after being made aware of her inappropriate relationship with the student on multiple occasions by students and faculty. The complaint demands a jury trial. The parent is represented by two law “rms „ Knopf Bigger of Winter Park and Lopez & Humphries of Lakeland. The School District is represented by Carman, Beauchamp, Sang & Gonzales, Winter Park. The Districts law “rm countered the claims in the complaint by denying many of the allegations. Pursuant to Florida Statute 768.28, the School Board cannot be liable for the actions in the complaint in that such would be acts or omissions outside the scope of the employment of the teacher, according to the defense response. Also, the defense states that the student himself may have been guilty of negligence and any award on his behalf should be reduced in proportion to his SUITFROM PAGE 1 adno=3568392

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A7 www.highlandsnewssun.com LOCAL SPORTSRayburn named best bass lakeTexas reservoir tops in 2018 Bassmaster list After three years of hovering in the Top 5 of Bassmaster Magazines 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings, Texas Sam Rayburn Reservoir “nally takes the crown for being the best bass lake in the nation for 2018. The storied Lone Star State “shery has never ranked below 26th in the seven years the rankings have been published. However, the 114,500acre lake started showing out in 2015, when it climbed to “fth. In 2016 it jumped to fourth. And last year, Rayburn was the bridesmaid, sitting in second place. But, Rayburn is a bridesmaid no more, and for the “rst time captures the title. Although there were some pretty spectacular numbers being produced from other lakes this year, Rayburn was a clear No. 1,Ž said James Hall, editor of Bassmaster Magazine. While some lakes were boasting of a single 30-pound, “vebass limit being caught, Rayburn was spitting them out in rapid succession. And to top it off, a 40.28-pound limit was recorded in June.Ž Countless limits of solid “sh arent the only thing special about this lake. When it comes to double-digit bass, Rayburn also seems to top the list this year,Ž Hall continued. Three 10-pounders were SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN B.A.S.S.Bassmaster Magazine released the 2018 rankings for the 100 Best Bass Lakes in America and Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Texas was named the No. 1 shery in the country.BASS | 8 Castroneves excited about his debutDriver makes first appearance at Canadian Tire Motorsport ParkHelio Castroneves is a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner with 29 career IndyCar wins. Hes also a two-time winner in IMSA competition with a 2008 victory at Petit Le Mans and his “rst win as a full-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship driver, which came in May at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course alongside No. 7 Acura Team Penske ARX-O5 DPi co-driver Ricky Taylor. Theres not a whole lot that the 43-year-old Brazilian … who also owns the coveted Mirror Ball trophy for winning Season 5 of ABC televisions Dancing with the StarsŽ competition back in 2007 … hasnt experienced. Heck, hes even previously raced on nine of the 10 tracks on the 2018 schedule for the WeatherTech Championship Prototype class. But one thing he hasnt done is race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Thatll change this weekend. Its an amazing track,Ž said Castroneves of CTMP. Its a very fast track, which they say suits my style, so I love that. Im looking forward to getting to know the track. I havent been there before. Ive watched the races on TV, of course. I cant wait to race there.Ž Castroneves is fortunate to have a couple of teammates on Acura Team Penske that probably can help accelerate his learning curve on the ultra-fast, 2.459-mile, 10-turn circuit that hosted Formula 1 races back in the 1960s and 70s when it was known as Mosport.Ž Taylor, the 2017 WeatherTech Championship Prototype SPECAIL; TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN IMSA PHOTOHelio Castroneves will co-drive the No. 7 Team Penske Acura at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park this weekend. DEBUT | 8 The battle for the Tequila Patrn North American Endurance Cup is already three-quarters of the way over with the Rolex 24 At Daytona, Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and Sundays race now in the rearview mirror with only the season-ending 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in October still to come. Nevertheless, the battles for 2018 Patrn Endurance Cup honors in all three classes are still alive. The No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi team of Curran, Nasr and Conway currently has the largest lead of any of the three classes, with six points (31-25) in hand in the Prototype standings over their teammates, Albuquerque and Fittipaldi with the four-time defending Patrn Endurance Cup No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac team. However, the Prototype class also features the most cars still mathematically in contention. There is a total of seven still with a shot, including both the Nos. 6 and 7 Acura Team Penske entries, which have 24 points each; the No. 22 Tequila Patrn ESM Nissan DPi team of Pipo Derani, Johannes van Overbeek and Nicolas Lapierre with 23; the No. 32 United Autosports squad with 23 points and the No. 54 CORE autosport team with 22 points. In the GTLM class, its down to the pair of Ford Chip Ganassi Racing entries and the No. 911 Porsche GT Team. Watkins Glen winners Hand and Mueller now lead the standings in the No. 66 Ford GT by four points, 33-29, over Patrick Pilet and Nick Tandy in the No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR. The No. 67 Ford GT team of Westbrook and Briscoe is the only other one still mathematically eligible with a total of 28 points. The GTD battle for the Patrn Endurance Cup is a four-team battle royale with the No. 33 Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3 trio of Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Luca Stolz leading the way. They have 31 points compared to second-place Legge and Parente in the No. 86 Meyer Shank Acura NSX GT3 team, which has 29 markers. The No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini squad of Sellers and Snow is still in it with 26 points, while the No. 29 Montaplast by Land Motorsport Audi R8 LMS GT3 co-driven by Christopher Mies and Sheldon van der Linde also remains in contention with 24 points. Each team can score a maximum of 15 points and a minimum of six points from the three “nal scoring intervals in the Motul Petit Le Mans on Saturday, Oct. 13.Plenty of racing remains in the Endurance CupSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN SEBRING With summer in full swing, its a great opportunity for youngsters to get outside and get some exercise. One of the more enjoyable ways to stay “t is by playing tennis. The sport is one that is easy to learn and can be played for a lifetime. One of the best ways to improve is by signing up for one or more of the weekly summer tennis camps for youngsters ages 6-18 run by USPTA professional Horace Watkis. The camps are held at the Thakkar Tennis Center at the Country Club of Sebring. We make it fun for the kids,Ž said Watkis, who has been running these camps for more than a decade. We work on the fundamentals from how to grip and hold the racket to hitting forehands and backhands. You have to make it fun or the kids wont come back. I love teaching them and helping them to improve their games. This is a great sport and we have a lot of kids that come back every year and that tells me they are enjoying themselves.Ž The weekly camps run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon through July 27. The cost is $100 per child and that includes, instruction and refreshments and snacks for the youngsters. We play early before it gets too hot and hopefully we beat the rain,Ž Watkis said. We have all kinds of different drills for the kids to do and we keep them moving from one to another. We take several breaks and make sure the kids stay hydrated. Were done by noon and that way families can plan to do other things the rest of the Summer fun for the kidsHIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNSPORTS STAFFYouth tennis camps, Sertoma Golf Tour are great options HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN FILE PHOTOThe weekly summer tennis camps run by USPTA professional Horace Watkis oer youngsters ages 6-18 a fun way to learn more about the sport at the Thakkar Tennis Center. Front row, from left. Ben Pepper, Kiani Lewis. Back row, from left, Reagan Lenihan, Anna M elendi, Kate Melendi, assistant L.J. Pepper. FILE PHOTODillon Parnell chips up to the ninth green during a Sertoma Junior Golf Tour event. The summer season continues on Thursday at SpringLake Golf Resort.SUMMER | 8

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A8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Thursday, July 5, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com day.Ž Watkis is very proud of the recent success enjoyed by the Sebring High School boys tennis team. The Blue Streaks won districts and regionals to qualify for the FHSAA state “nals for the “rst time in school history this past season. Thats a tremendous accomplishment by the boys team,Ž Watkis said. I worked with all of them at one time or another and Im thrilled to see them playing at such a high level.Ž Learning to play the sport at a young age is a real advantage. The younger you learn to play a sport the easier it is to improve,Ž the affable Watkis said. If you learn the proper way to play, you enjoy it more and will stick with it. These youngsters are important because they are the future of tennis.Ž There are plenty of openings in the weekly tennis camps and Watkis invites any youngsters interested in the sport to come out and see what its all about. We teach beginners all the way to advanced players,Ž Watkis said. Tennis is a lot of fun, gets the kids out of the house for a few hours and provides great exercise.Ž For more information, contact Watkis at 863-4142164 or 863-386-4282. Sertoma Junior Tour The Sertoma Junior Golf Tour is for youngsters ages 6-18 who have some golf experience. The Sertoma Junior Golf Tour holds weekly tournaments at different courses. Golfers accumulate points each week during the summer season which runs through Aug. 18-19. This weeks tournament is set for Thursday at SpringLake Golf Resort. We invite any young golfer out there to come out and join us,Ž said Sertoma Junior Golf Tour Director Andy Kesling. This is an great way to work on your golf game in a competitive environment. Playing a different course each week helps you to learn to hit different types of shots and that helps to develop your golf game.Ž After Thursdays event at SpringLake Golf Resort, the next stop on the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour is at Highlands Ridge North on July 12. An event is set for River Greens on July 19-20 and the Country Club of Winter Haven will host an event on July 26. The summer season wraps up with the two-day Tour Championship at Sun n Lake Golf Club on Aug. 18-19. For more information on the popular Sertoma Junior Golf Tour, you can contact Kesling at 863-835-2436. SUMMERFROM PAGE 7 FILE PHOTOSix-year-old Kiani Lewis hits a forehand during a recent tennis camp at the Thakkar Tennis Center. Ben Pepper focuses on the ball during a recent tennis camp at the Thakkar Tennis Center. The weekly camps are for youngsters ages 6-18. weighed in during a oneday February derby. Plus, a 12.05 and a 13.06 were landed here in March. The lake is simply on “re right now.Ž The process to create the rankings takes about three months to complete. Data is received from state “sheries agencies across the U.S. This is coupled with catch data collected from dozens of tournament organizations across the country from the past 12 months. After the numbers are crunched, a blue-ribbon panel from the bass “shing industry debates the strength of the lakes, then settles on the “nal rankings. The rankings identify the Top 10 lakes in the nation regardless of location, as well as the Top 25 lakes in four geographical divisions. By dividing the Top 100 into four regions, anglers have perspective on “sheries nearby,Ž Hall explained. Tennessees Chickamauga Lake, which takes the No. 2 slot this year, made a strong argument for No. 1, as it also produced 40-pluspound limits this spring. Yes, that was plural „ two “ve-“sh limits exceeding 42 pounds were landed this year. Although this 36,240-acre “shery hasnt produced quite as many big “sh as Rayburn, there were two bass over 10 pounds recorded here since February, the biggest weighing 11.21 pounds. Californias Clear Lake landed in the No. 3 position on the strength of its production of big largemouth. Lake St. Clair, a former No. 1 in 2013, climbed from ninth last year to the fourth spot in 2018, while Minnesotas Mille Lacs Lake (last years No. 1 “shery) fell to No. 5. The remainder of the nations Top 10 are: sixth, Santee Cooper lakes (Marion/Moultrie), South Carolina; seventh, Diamond Valley Lake, California.; eighth, Thousand Islands (St. Lawrence River), New York; ninth, Lake Guntersville, Alabama; 10th, Falcon Lake, Texas. Other highlights include the comeback of Lake Guntersville, which has “nally turned the corner on several subpar years of production for the stalwart “shery. Newcomers to the rankings include Texas Belton Lake, Arkansas Lake Chicot, Marylands Potomac River. California has eight “sheries in the rankings, while Florida was third with seven.BASSFROM PAGE 7champion, won the race at CTMP back in 2015 and owns two career pole positions at the track, including last year. Co-driving the other Acura Team Penske entry, the No. 6 Acura DPi, are another strong driver pairing in Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron. Montoya has an impressive racing rsum of his own, with two Indy 500 wins, the CART title in 1999 and wins in Formula 1, the NASCAR Cup Series and three victories in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Like Castroneves, though, this weekend also will represent his “rst race at CTMP. Cameron, meanwhile, is the 2016 WeatherTech Championship Prototype champion, and has come away from the Mobil 1 Sports Car Grand Prix with the winners trophy in each of the past two years. Ricky and I, Juan Pablo and Dane are really working all together,Ž Castroneves said. So, this program with Acura Team Penske will be as successful as possible.Ž Its still relatively early days for the Acura Team Penske program, but the team already has enjoyed success. Both cars ran among the top contenders at both of the season-opening endurance races, the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts, but encountered issues that prevented them from “nishing. Montoya delivered the programs “rst pole position in qualifying for the third race of the season, Aprils BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach. In Round 4 at the Acura Sports Car Classic at Mid-Ohio, Castroneves scored the teams second consecutive pole in a 1-2 sweep during qualifying, then went on to lead another 1-2 sweep for the team alongside Taylor in the race. Last month, the team claimed another pair of podium results, “nishing second with Castroneves and Taylor and third with Montoya and Cameron in the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Detroits Belle Isle Park. And in last weekends Sahlens Six Hours of The Glen, Montoya and Cameron picked up their third consecutive podium result with a thirdplace showing, while Castroneves and Taylor battled issues with its gear shifter, relegating them to a 12th-place result. Nevertheless, both teams still are in the thick of the Prototype championship “ght. Cameron and Montoya are currently in third place, 13 points behind leader Filipe Albuquerque in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R. Taylor and Castroneves are sixth, 20 points out of the lead with four of 10 races still remaining. Its fun and intense,Ž Castroneves said.DEBUTFROM PAGE 7 IMSA PHOTOBrazilian driver Helio Castroneves is excited to make his debut at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.Te ll your r e p resentatives in C on g ress to sto p the and protect American jobs. 2 02.225.3121 W ill K ill Am e ri ca n Jobs.A single newsprint company has convinced our government to tax the paper that is used in newspapers, books and other publications. The rest of the industry opposes this new tax. Now, increased paper costs are threatening thousands of jobs in the printing and publishing industry. Is this how our trade laws should be used? 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CLASSIFIEDS, COMICS & PUZZLES INSIDE SECTION B Thursday, July 5, 2018 Killer Klowns from Outer Space at UniversalRevenge of Chucky scare zone also announcedTwo horror icons originating in the 1980s „ Chucky and Killer Klowns from Outer Space „ will come to life as terrifying scare zones at Universal Orlandos Halloween Horror Nights. In the Revenge of Chucky scare zone, one of the most frightening icons in horror history, Chucky from Universal 1440 Entertainments “lm series, is back to create chaos in the streets of Universal Studios. Guests will enter a toy fair turned lethal, “lled with diabolical twists on childhood toys from the past. They will be stalked by possessed toys … such as murderous monkeys, a board game turned deadly and more. And, guests will come faceto-face with the worlds deadliest doll. In the Killer Klowns from Outer Space scare zone, an interstellar circus tent “lled with the otherworldly klowns from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures hit horror sci-“ “lm has landed in the streets of Universal Studios. The sweet smell of cotton candy will invite guests inside … but they will soon realize that the treats are spun from unsuspecting victims, and theyre next on the list. Guests will try to escape the killer klowns SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN KLOWNS | 3 B-52s still in full party modeThis summer the quintessential dance party band, the B-52s, will be making a new bombing run across the U.S. Future stops include The House of Blues in Orlando on Sunday, Aug. 19. The show begins at 7 p.m. These music icons have been dancing this mess aroundŽ since the release of their self-titled debut album in 1979. After 39 years and over 20 million albums sold, this squadron of new wave survivors are still throwing down their uniquely and joyfully bizarre twist on love and happiness, always with the party in mind. The band is perhaps best known for debut single and beach-party mindbender, Rock Lobster.Ž Other early favorites include Dance This Mess Around,Ž Planet ClaireŽ and Private Idaho. Hit singles such as Love Shack,Ž with its infamous line, tin roof rusted,Ž to Roam,Ž to their triumphant return with their 2008 CD, Funplex,Ž the B-52s are still the life of the party wherever they go. As stated on the bands Facebook page, they formed on an October night in 1976 following drinks (Flaming Volcanoes) at an Athens, Georgia, Chinese restaurant. The band played their “rst gig at a friends house on Valentines Day 1977. Naming themselves after Southern slang for exaggerated bouffantŽ hairdos, the newly-christened B-52s (Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson and [brother] Ricky Wilson) began weekend road trips to New York City for gigs at CBGBs and a handful of other venues. Before long, their thrift store aesthetic and genre-defying songs were the talk of the post-punk underground. A record deal soon followed and their self-titled debut disc, produced by Chris Blackwell, sold more BY JIM ERVINCORRESPONDENT B52S PHOTOFrom left; Kate Wilson, Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson of the B52s.PARTY | 8 COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSSummer cookout on tapSEBRING „ Emmanuel Church of Christ will hold a summer cookout from 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 6, 3115 Hope St. (corner of Hope Street and Hammock Road). Hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, chips, dessert and sweet tea. Tickets are $6 and must be purchased in advance. Dine-in or carry-out. The public is welcome. For information or tickets, call 863-471-1999.VFW catfish, shrimp dinnerAVON PARK „ The VFW Post 9853 will serve a cat“sh and shrimp dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 6 at VFW Post 9853, 75 N. Olivia Drive in Avon Park. Includes choice of potato salad, French fries and dessert. Cost is $8. Carryout available until sold out. Smoke-free dining room. Open to the public. Agricultural flea marketLAKE PLACID „ Ecoventure LLC presents an agricultural ”ea market from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday, 111 South Sun N Lakes Blvd. in Lake Placid. This is a free community event. For information, call Jacques or Yvette at 305-255-1114 or 305-469-4769. Please RSVP, space is limited. Smart driver classSEBRING The next AARP Smart Driver class will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, July 9, at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 3115 Hope St. in Sebring. To register, call Mary Jane Lloyd at 863-452-0335.Doubles tennis group startingLAKE PLACID „ A doubles group is starting to play tennis every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Looking for additional players. For information, contact Ralph Musall at 863-699-0380.Christmas in July setLAKE PLACID „ The Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, at Lake Placid Elks Lodge, 200 E. CR 621. Lunch, which costs $12, is grilled chicken with alfredo sauce. RSVP on or before July 9. For information, call 863-465-4331 or visit chamber@lp”a.com. Ask-a-lawyer clinic setSEBRING Florida Rural Legal Services As Toy Story Land became part of the Incredible Summer at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney executives provided updates on other exciting projects at the resort „ including news of a high-revving addition coming to Disneys Hollywood Studios. The updates coincided with the much-anticipated grand opening of Toy Story Land at Disneys Hollywood Studios. Guests to this new land become honorary toysŽ and play with their favorite Toy Story characters in fun adventures throughout Andys backyard. Disney World is enjoying the most signi“cant period of growth in the last two decades, thanks in large part to Toy Story Land,Ž said George A. Kalogridis, President of Walt Disney World Resort. He noted the new land is part of a Disney Theme Park trifectaŽ with last years opening of Pandora „ The World of Avatar at Disneys Animal Kingdom and Star Wars: Galaxys Edge coming in 2019 to Disneys Hollywood Studios. In the run-up to 2021 and the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World, more exciting new attractions and experiences are planned that position the resort for continued growth and galvanize Disneys place as the leading vacation destination in the world.Ž Kalogridis was joined by Catherine Powell, President, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts „ Western Region, as well as executives from Walt Disney Imagineering and Disney Parks Live Entertainment. Speeding into Disneys Hollywood Studios early next year will be „ Kachow! „ Lightning McQueens Racing Academy. The all-new show experience, to be located near Rock n Roller Coaster, will welcome guests to the world of Cars and bring them face to face with racing legend Lightning McQueen. With help from friends Mater and Cruz Toy Story Land just the first new attractionSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNDisney announces more upcoming attractions DAVID ROARK PHOTOActor and comedian Tim Allen (center, left) and Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, are jo ined by a urry of characters as they dedicate the new Toy Story Land at Disneys Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista. MATT STROSHANE PHOTOLittle green Aliens from Pixar Animation Studios Toy Story lms pilot toy rocket ships in the Alien Swirling Saucers attraction in Toy Story Land at Disneys Hollywood Studios. DISNEY | 3 BRIEFS | 3

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B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Thursday, July 5, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com JULY EVENTS IN CENTRAL FLORIDASARASOTA LIONFISH DERBY … As a way to harvest large numbers of the invasive lionsh species that has spread along the eastern Atlantic coast, divers harvest these fancylooking sea creatures, provide public education and prepare delicious lionsh dish tastings for free. This years event will be based at Mote, with a captains meeting on July 6, lionsh hunting July 7 in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico from Collier County to Escambia County, and the ocial lionsh weigh-in July 8 at Mote Marine Laboratory. When: July 6-8 Where: Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, Sarasota Web: mote.org/lionsh-derby COKE ZERO SUGAR 400 … Known for its exciting close races and dazzling reworks shows, this NASCAR Cup Series Stock Car race is one of the most well attended summer events of the year. Country music star Josh Turner will provide the prerace entertainment along with several other fun fan activities and pageantry. Bring your RV, tents, inatable pools and coolers of cold beer for an extra memorable weekend. When: July 7 Where: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach Web: daytonainternationalspeedway.com SHARK CON … Never have sharks seemed more loveable, fascinating and important than at Shark Con, a fun, interactive and educational two-day event dedication to ocean life conservation, marine research and advocacy. Dip your hands in touch tanks sponsored by aquariums and research labs from around the Gulf Coast region, try scuba diving, plunge down a 22-foot shark slide, dig for sharks teeth and take your photo with mermaids. When: July 14-15 Where: Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa Web: shark-con.com COOL ART SHOW … When the Florida summer heat slows down the outdoor festival circuit, the Cool Art Show brings artisans and art fans into the air-conditioned, historic St. Petersburg Coliseum, showcasing sculpture, woodwork, paintings, photography, glass art and other works in a relaxing space. Sip beer and wine and take your time perusing the various booths and stations while chatting with the artists. When: July 14-15 Where: St. Petersburg Coliseum, St. Petersburg Web: pava-artists.org SARASOTA MYSTIC FAIRE … People come from all over the state to nd healing, enlightenment and natural health products and techniques at this fascinating fair. Visit with psychics, tarot card readers, mediums and alternative health practitioners or shop for various hard-to-nd items and gifts such as crystals, crystal bowls, jewelry, clothing, books, sacred art, angel art, mandalas and more. When: July 28-29 Where: Sarasota Municipal Auditorium Web: mysticfaires.com/sarasota METROCON … Billed as Floridas Best Anime Convention,Ž this exciting event brings cosplay entertainment to another level with roving mascots, actors and other creative acts mingling with guests dressed as their favorite anime, comic book, video game and scicharacters. Meet voice actors behind your favorite animated icons, hear from screenwriters and illustrators and take part in the various human chess matches, parties, video game battles and re shows. When: July 19-22 Where: Tampa Convention Center Web: metroconventions.com APOLLO CELEBRATION GALA … Take part in this awe-inspiring, education-fundraising gala event held under the Apollo Saturn V Rocket at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to kick o a 12-month celebration of 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing. Join astronauts from across the Apollo Era to modern-day space programs as the country celebrates a magnicent period in space exploration history. Proceeds benet Buzz Aldrins ShareSpace Foundation and the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. When: July 21 Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Cape Canaveral Web: apollocelebrationgala.com AETHERTOPIA … One of the countrys biggest steampunk shows to come to Florida, bringing a nomadic city full of steampunk artists and artisans, performers and makers, authors and other enthusiasts to astound the senses with this mindbending genre of science fantasy. From armor and hats, garb to gauntlets, dancers, singers, theater and authors from all around the state and beyond, this family-friendly event is sure to be memorable. When: July 7-8 Where: Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa Web: aethertopia.com Top 8 Backroads Trip IdeasThese scenic Sunshine State adventures are sure to get your motor running. Even after northern motorcyclists stow their bikes for the winter, Sunshine State riders can still rev it up on scenic Florida backroads. Floridas twisty two-laners, shaded canopy roads and beachfront blacktops are designed for year-round discovery to give motorcyclists (as well as motorists) room to roam. Here are eight great Florida backroads journeys. Take em for a test ride.1. Miami to Key WestThis subtropical tour from Miamis South Beach unlocks the Florida Keys on County Road 905, a thrilling back road through the mangroves. It reconnects with U.S. 1 and the carefree life of Florida, featuring diving at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (MM 102.5), a patio party at Loreleis (MM 82), swimming with dolphins (MM 59), crossing the Seven Mile Bridge (MM 47) and reaching the ultimate end of the line at MM 0 in quirky Key West.2. Pensacola to Panama City BeachSouth of historic downtown Pensacola, this journey begins with a 15-mile ride on State Road 399 that slices through Gulf Islands National Seashore. Hook up with Highway 98 through Fort Walton Beach and Destin. Lunch at Okaloosa Pier before spinning down to Highway 30A to “nd sanctuary at Grayton Beach State Park. After lazing in tranquil WaterColor and Seaside, savor the powdery sand of Panama City Beach.3. St. Augustine to Daytona BeachOn a 50-mile run between Americas Oldest City and the Birthplace of Speed, extraordinary A1A offers nearly uninterrupted views of the Atlantic, inviting beaches and pullover points at such historic sites as Fort Matanzas and Marineland Dolphin Adventure. Make time for food and “shing at the Flagler Beach Pier before rolling on to Ormond Beach. 4. Tallahassee to DeFuniak SpringsOnly miles north of Interstate 10, rural Highway 90 seems worlds away. The soul of the South is felt on the gently curving road that travels past the state capitol of Tallahassee through such antebellum towns as Quincy, Chattahoochee, Marianna and Chipley. Explore caverns and natural springs, take time for a loop around perfectly circular Lake DeFuniak and toast rides end at the Chautauqua Winery.5. Arcadia to Okeechobee to Sanibel-CaptivaNot every ride needs a reason, although a daylong, 200-mile tour is reason enough to ride east from Arcadia to Lake Okeechobee. Skirt along its eastern bank on old Highway 441 and discover such historic Old Florida towns as Pahokee, Belle Glade and Clewiston. Remote and refreshing lonely roads boomerang west to allow time to catch the sunset from the isles of Sanibel and Captiva.6. Daytona Beach to Mount DoraLeave the Valhalla of the V-twin for Highway 40 and the quiet towns Barberville and Astor and a break on the banks of the St. Johns River. Veer off on slumbering CR 445 past straight-as-nails Florida pines then splashdown at Alexander Springs. The “nal miles zip through the Ocala National Forest, Altoona and Umatilla, where you can taste driveŽ the Mason Jar (a restaurant). Then roll to a stop in New England-y Mount Dora.7. Apalachicola to TallahasseeFrom the small oyster harvesting village-turned-artists community, take a waterfront detour along St. George Island, then get back to tight track riding on Highway 98. Hug the curving shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico, tuck into the woods of a national forest and get refreshed at the T-n-T Hide-a-Way on the crystal-clear Wakulla River. Later, sip a ginger yip at historic Wakulla Springs Lodge, then roll on for a “nal forest run into Tallahassee.8. Eustis to PalatkaHighway 19, Central Floridas road less traveled, leads from the southern border of the Ocala National Forest north through exhilarating seclusion. Branch off the pine-rich road to explore natural springs, hiking trails and the clear waters of Salt Springs. Reaching the wide St. Johns River is a thrill to be celebrated with a burger at Angels Diner, Floridas oldest diner.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B3 www.highlandsnewssun.com or face the wrath of their ray guns, which will turn them into grotesque cotton candy snacks. Revenge of Chucky and Killer Klowns from Outer Space complete the scare zone line up for this years event. Three other original stories will haunt the streets „ including Vamp 85: New Years Eve, Twisted Tradition and The Harvest. For 34 select nights from Sept. 14 … Nov. 3, the most intense Halloween Horror Nights will be unleashed at Universal Orlando Resort. Horrors of the 80s will invade this years event as cinematic greats, slasher “lms, cult classics and original nightmares inspired by the past come to life … including Net”ixs sci-“ thriller Stranger ThingsŽ and Legendary Pictures Halloween classic Trick r Treat.Ž Guests will encounter more scares than ever before as they face 10 haunted houses … the most houses in event history „ “ve scare zones and one powerhouse live show. Additional details about this years event will be revealed soon. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www. HalloweenHorrorNights. com.KLOWNSFROM PAGE 1 Ramirez, McQueen will showcase some of what hes learned over the years with guests … the next generation of rookie racers. Of course, this is Lightning McQueen, so a few twists and turns are to be expected on the road ahead. Incredible Summer 2018ƒand Beyond Disney executives also provided updates on previously announced attractions and experiences aimed at creating magical Walt Disney World vacations for guests both now and in the future, starting with Disneys Incredible Summer already underway. From Supers to an intergalactic concert and much more, Incredible Summer highlights include: Magic Kingdom Park is home to the Incredible Tomorrowland Expo, featuring character appearances, dancing, special activities, Incrediblesthemed dcor and more. Star-Lord and Gamora are part of daily cosmic concerts at Epcot in Guardians of the Galaxy „ Awesome Mix Live!, with an alien band playing timeless classics from the 70s and 80s in the America Gardens Theatre. Donalds Dino-Bash at Disneys Animal Kingdom is a prehistoric party in DinoLand USA hosted by Donald Duck and featuring Disney characters in dino-themed attire. UP! A Great Bird Adventure at Disneys Animal Kingdom invites guests to discover some of the worlds most exotic birds during an all-new show starring Russell and Dug from Disney€Pixars Up.Ž Disneys Hollywood Studios in Midst of MultiYear Transformation Toy Story Land and Lightning McQueens Racing Academy are part of a multi-year transformation of Disneys Hollywood Studios, where guests will experience their own adventures in the worlds of their cinematic imaginations and make cherished memories like never before. Upcoming attractions and experiences in and around the park include: Star Wars: Galaxys Edge Late fall 2019 is liftoff for the new 14-acre land inviting guests to live their own Star Wars adventures, taking them inside stories from a galaxy far, far away. Guests will explore Black Spire Outpost, the largest settlement on the remote planet Batuu. Here they will meet characters both familiar and new and experience the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and adventures of the Outer Rim and Wild Space. One attraction will be an epic Star Wars adventure unlike anything Disney has ever created. It will put guests in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Elsewhere in the land, guests will step aboard the Millennium Falcon and pilot the fastest ship in the galaxy, “ring laser cannons and steering the starship through deep space. Mickey & Minnies Runaway Railway Opening in 2019, the “rst ride-through attraction themed to Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will feature a new original story and lovable theme song as it takes Disneys Hollywood Studios guests on a journey inside the wacky and unpredictable world of Disney Channels Emmy Award-winning Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts. New technologies will transform the two-dimensional cartoon world into an astounding multi-dimensional experience.DISNEYFROM PAGE 1 Inc. will hold a free aska-lawyer clinic for low income individuals from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at the Sebring Public Library, 319 W. Center Ave. To be screened for eligibility and to secure a consultation, call Sheena Robinson at 863-688-7376, Ext. 3018 by Tuesday, July 10. Princess Day at dance studioSEBRING „ Extreme Dance Studio will have its 2018 Princess Summer Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at Extreme Dance Studio, 253 US 27 N. in Sebring (same plaza as Five Guys). Cost is $65 and is for ages 3-6. Lunch and snacks provided. For more information, call 863-386-5425. Vet Jam Summer Fest setSEBRING „ Vet Jam Summer Fest will take place from noon until 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, at Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 2259, 11675 U.S. 98 in Sebring. Opening ceremony is at 11:30 a.m. Live music, raf”es, 50/50, food and car show. Free admission. It is open to the public. For information, call 863-440-1554.Church summer youth programAVON PARK Resurrection Lutheran Church will host its summer youth program for grades 1-5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 16, 18, 20, 23, 25 and 27, at the church on the corner of Main Street and Memorial Drive in Avon Park. Lunch and snacks provided. Program is free but space is limited so register early. To register or for information, call 863-453-6858.Basics of backyard chickensSEBRING „ The UF/ IFAS Extension of“ce will host a Basics of: Backyard ChickensŽ workshop from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 4509 George Blvd. in Sebring. Registration fee is $10. To register, call 863-402-6540 or go online to eventbrite. com/e/backyard-chickens-tickets-45862633371. Christmas in July and member driveSEBRING „ The Sebring Elks Lodge #1529 will have a membership drive open to the public and on two different stages. Friday, July 20 is Christmas in July, turkey dinner, Cowboy Jody and special guest. Dinner 5-6:30 p.m. Dance 6-9 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. For information, call 863-471-3557.VFW roast turkey and dressing dinnerAVON PARK „ The VFW Auxiliary Post 9853 will serve a roast turkey/ dressing dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 20 at VFW Post 9853, 75 N. Olivia Drive in Avon Park. Includes traditional sides and dessert. Cost is $8. Carryout available until sold out. Smoke free dining room. Open to the public. Celebrating Christmas in July. Shannon Reed concertSEBRING „ The Shannon Reed Band will be in concert Saturday, July 21 at the Sebring Elks Lodge #1529. 7-11 p.m. Tickets on sale for $12 per person. Includes pulled pork dinner. For information, call 863-471-3557.BRIEFSFROM PAGE 1Placid Lakes Country Club GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP Heartland Open to amateurs with a valid handicap. Ladies & Mens Divisions. Pro Am Points. 50% of the field will advance to Championship tournament. Championship Tournament Sponsor HOLE SPONSORS:Professional Hearing Aid Centers Royals Furniture € Codys Dimitris € Huston Chevrolet J. Biance Financial € AB Carts € SFSC AAA Direct Discount Cowpokes Watering Hole Gulf Coast Supply The Blue Lagoon Saloon Lampe & Kiefer Florida Lakes Surgical The Palms of Sebring € Lakeshore Mall Turner Furniture € Ideal Golf 2nd opportunity to qualify THIS SATURDAY!REGISTER NOW!8:30 am Shotgun Start Cost $50 Qualifying tournamentAdditional $30 Fee for qualifying player to play in championship tournament. For more details & registration contact Cli Yeazel at 863.386.5844 adno=3590609 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! Saturday, July 7th adno=720049 adno=3591816

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B6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Thursday, July 5, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com LEGAL NOTICES IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC 18-268 J EFFREY GOODWIN, Plaintiff, vs. J ERRY YANA JUMAMIL and MARLOU GALARRITA JUMAMIL, Husband and Wife, if living including any unknown spouse of said Defendant, if remarried, and if deceased, the respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other pers on s claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); Defendants. NOTICE OF SUIT TO: JERRY YANA JUMAMIL and MARLOU GALARRITA JUMAMIL, Husband and Wife, if living including any unknown spouse of said Defendant, if remarried, and if deceased, the respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the name d Defendant(s) with their last known address of: 2608 N. Mulberry Road, Avon Park, FL 33825 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: The Property: a/k/a 2608 N. Mulberry Road, Avon Park, FL 33825 The North 45 feet of Lot 21 and t he South 30 feet of Lot 22, Block 54, UNIT ONE OR LAKE LILLIAN SECTION HIGHLANDS LAKES SUBDIVISION, according tot he plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 77, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel I.D. C-09-33-28-0100540-0210 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to David F. Schumacher, Esquire, JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 211 South Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiffs a ttorney, and file the original with th e Clerk of the above styled court on or before August 6, 2018; otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 22nd day of June, 2018. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ R obyn P. Durranc e Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabili ties needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration a t Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; telephone 863-402 65 91, not later than seven (7) day s prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. 17-11056-001 June 28; July 5, 2018 PUBLIC NOTICE HIGHLANDS COUNTY STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP (SHIP) DISASTER RELIEF FUNDS On September 4, 2017, the Governor signed Executive Order Number 17235, which allows the Florida Housing F inance Corporation to provide funds from the Florida Housing Trust Fund to local governments affected by Hurri cane Irma. These funds are now available to the residents of Highlands County on a firs t come, first serve basis. The Highlands County Housing Office will accept appli cations from Very Low Income Fami lies, Low Income Families, and Moderate Income Families whose homes sustained damage from Hurri cane Irma. Anyone interested in receiv ing assistance for the repair or mitigation of disaster related damage may call (863) 402-6648 for details about the program. If anyone has any questions concerning the SHIP program or this public announcement, please contact The Housing Office at (863) 402-6648. The Highlands County Housing Office is located at 7205 S. George Blvd, Se bring, Florida. July 5, 2018 NOTICE OFACTION16 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 18000279GCAXMX BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company Plaintiff vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS AND OTHER PERSONS OR UNKNOWN SPOUSES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR A GAINST THE ESTATE OF EDITH C. DEAN HAYS, ANDREA L. LITCHMORE, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANDREA L. LITCHMORE, UNKNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2, AQUA FINANCE, INC., Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS AND OTHER PERSONS OR UNKNOWN SPOUSES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR A GAINST THE ESTATE OF EDITH C. DEAN HAYS 4129 Scott Avenue Sebring FL 33870 (last known residence) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in HIGHLANDS County, Florida: Lot 3, Block 3, LUCAS LAKE ESTATES SUBDIVISION filed in Plat Book 8, at Page 55, of the Public Records of NOTICE OFACTION16 Hi g hl an d s C ounty, Fl or id a. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attorney, STRAUS & EISLER, P.A., 10081 Pines Blvd., Suite C, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024 on ro before thirty (30) days from the first date of publication on o r before August 6, 2018 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service upon Plaintiffs at torney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint filed herein. NOTICE: ANY PERSON WITH A DIS ABILITY REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT 1800-955-8771 (TDD); 1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE NO LATER THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at HIGHLANDS County, Florida this 20th day of June, 2018. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Robyn P. Durrance As Deputy Clerk 18-026276-FC-BV June 28, July 5, 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 18-308-GC NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIA RIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, A SSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF ALBERT A JONES (DECEASED). et. al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, A SSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF ALBERT A JONES (DECEASED). whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors trustees, and all par ties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 10, BLOCK A, STEWARTS A DDITION, AS RECO RDED IN PLA T BOOK 11, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 on or before A ugust 15, 2018 (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and file the original with the clerk of thi s court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition f iled herein. W ITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at Highlands County, Florida, t his 26th day of June, 2018. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Brenda Jimenez DEPUTY CLERK 18-157458-AdB July 5, 12, 2018 NOTICE OFAUCTION19 PUBLI C AU C TI O N: JULY 20 20 1 8 AT: 9:00 AM LOCATION: AVON TOWING 1102 KERSEY ST. AVON PARK, FL 33825 Y EAR MAKE VIN # 2002 KIA KNAFB161X25061188 Jul y 5, 2018 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE22 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE 1 0 TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION CASE NO. 2016-000451GCAXMX METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. THE ESTATE OF LINDA S. GRAY A /K/A LINDA GRAY A/K/A LIND A F. GRAY; UNKNOWN HEIRS DEVISEES, GRANTEES, A SSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST LINDA S. GRA Y A /K/A LINDA GRAY A/K/A LIND A F. GRAY, DECEASED; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LINDA S. GRAY A/K/ A LINDA GRAY A/K/A LINDA F. GRAY; CHRISTINE S. GRAY A/K/ A CHRISTINE GRAY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; C ARMEL FINANCIA L CORPORATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuan t to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 4, 2018 and entered in Case No. 28-2016-CA-000451GCAXMX of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH LANDS County, Florida. METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY is Plaintiff and THE ESTATE OF LIND A S. G RAY A/K/A LINDA GRA Y A /K/A LINDA F. GRAY; UNKNOWN NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE22 HEIRS DEVISEES GRANTEES A SSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST LINDA S. GRA Y A/K/A LINDA GRAY A/K/A LIND A F. GRAY, DECEASED; CHRISTINE S. GRAY A/K/A CHRISTINE GRAY; CARMEL FI NANCIAL CORPORATION, INC., are defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the JURY A SSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, bidding begins at 11:00 A.M., Eastern Time, on the 19th day of J uly, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 3 AND LOT 4 AND HALF OF CLOSED STREET LYING ADJACENT TO LOT 4, (ORDINANCE NO. 623 AS RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 580, PAGE 944, CLOSING THE STREET), IN BLOCK B, OF SUNSET HILL AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 39 AND A REPLAT OF SUNSET HILL, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE 64, BOTH OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 1378 Memorial Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825 Dated this 4th day of June, 2018. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Robyn P. Durrance As Deputy Clerk Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Highlands County will not discriminate against qualified indiv iduals with disabilities on the basis of diability in its services, programs, or activities. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordintor, at 863-402-6509 (Voice), via Florida Relay Services 711, by e-mail mbruns@hcbcc.org by regular mail at 600 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 request for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the services. 12074.718 June 28; July 5, 2018 GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! NOTICE OFSALE30 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2017-CA-000319 U.S. BANK NATIONAL A SSOCIATION AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR SPRINGLEAF MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2013-3, Plaintiff, vs. CAROL E. WEED A/K/A CAROL E. HASKINS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 4, 20 18, and entered in Case No. 28-2017-CA-000319 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which U.S. Bank National A ssociation as Indenture Trustee for Springleaf Mortgage Loan Trust 2013-3, is the Plaintiff and Carol E. Weed a/k/a Carol E. Haskins, Onemain Home Equity, Inc. f/k/a Springleaf Home Equity, Inc. f/k/a American General Home Equity, Inc., United State s of A merica, Department of Treasury, are defendants, the Highlands County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 19th day of July, 2018, the following described proper ty as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 16, BLOCK 10, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT 8, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 18, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5341 LIME ROAD, SEBRING, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 21st day of June, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Robyn P. Durrance Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court A dministrator, (863)534-4690, within t wo (2) working days of your receipt fo the Notice of Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863)5347777 or Florida Relay Service 711. To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court, 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3867, Tel: (863)402-6591; Fax: (863)4026664. 17-015967 June 28; July 5, 2018 N O TI C E O F PUBLI C S ALE Pursuant to Section 715.109, notice is hereby given that the following property will be offered for public sale and will sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash: A 1991 Mobile Home, VIN PH067294AFL/PH067294BFL, and the contents therein, if any, abandoned by previous owners and tenants, Everett Dale Stevens and Goldie Marilyn Stevens. On July 20, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at Tropical Harbor Estates, 338 Belle Tower Avenue, Lake Placid, FL 33852. THE EDWARDS LAW FIRM PL 500 S. Washington Boulevard, Suite 400 NOTICE OFSALE30 S arasota, Fl or id a 34236 Tel. (941) 363-0110 Facsimile: (941) 952-9111 Attorney for Tropical Harbor Estates By: /s/ Sheryl A. Edwards Sheryl A. Edwards Florida Bar No. 0057495 sedwards@edwards-lawfirm.com July 5, 12, 2018 1000REAL ESTATEWe Are Pledged To The Letter And Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achievement Of Equal Housing Opportunity Throughout The Nation. We Encourage And Support An Affirmative Advertising And Marketing Program In Which there Are No Barriers To Obtaining Housing Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Familial Status Or National Origin.Ž EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY HOMES FOR SALE1020 Placid Lakes~ 219 Detroit Ave. Built 2007; 3/2/1 w/laundry rm. Perfectly private! Only $154k. Close to golf course & boat ramp. 863-414-1379 HOMES FOR SALE LAKE PLACID1027 Lake Placid 9 51 Lake June Rd. 3/1, lg corner lot, metal roof, home or income, motivated seller, $97,700 make offer, brokers welcome, 863-465-9100. WANTED TO BUY1120 Lake PlacidCASH for Your Home! Rapid Closing; Any Condition. Must have sufficient equity. Ken 863-441-2689 LEASE OPTION1205 A von P ar k ~ L g 4bd n i ce home, big pool, fitness rm, big TV rm, wet bar, built in BBQ. W/D. $1,000/mo $5,000 down tow. purch. 863-449-7749 HOMES FOR RENT1210 Apartments & Housesfor Rent in Highlands County Starting at $450Pet Friendly!Call Mike863-243-9191www.Mylakeplacid.com Sun N Lake Golf Community3/2/2 all remodeled incl. new tile throughout. $1250/mo.Available after 9/15/18305-873-4512 Lakefront Home & Condo2000sf home $1,100/mo; Condo @ Lake Jackson, $950 1yr lease, NO PETS.863-382-2221 DUPLEXES FOR RENT1300 Duplex in 55+ Community~ 2/2 CHA, W/D, Lake June access. $800/mo + 1st last & sec. No Pets 954-801-8267 APARTMENTS FOR RENT1320 Sebring Lake Front Condos & HousesNew kitchens; 1br starting at $550; 2 br starting at $675 1yr lease, NO PETS. 863-382-2221 L a k e Pl ac id stu di o. P oo l e l ec incl, $550 mo. No pets/no smoking. 1st/last/sec. Debra Worley Realty 863-465-0123. S ebring~ new completely remodeled lrg 1bd: new kit cabinets, appliances, ceramic tile. $600/mo. 863-588-0303 FURNISHED APARTMENTS1322 Free rent or reduced rent in exchange for handyman & gardening. Giant furnished studio apartment overlooking lake in Lake Placid. Call Charley 754-264-4246 M agn ifi cent S tu di o A ptIn the woods on a lake in Lk Placid. $628 incl. utilities. Text 754-264-4246 MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT1340 4 b e d room d ou bl ew id e & b arn f or rent, 3 acres, Venus on 731. 305-725-0301, 786-370-2778. ROOMS FOR RENT1360 Bedroom with Private BathNice area, equip. kit., W/D, cable TV & Wifi. $450/mo.863-991-1390 COMMERCIAL RENTAL1392 Sebring *Liberty Star Plaza*Leasing 3000-18,000 sqft; Built out. US 27 Near SR 66863-471-0663 LOTS & ACREAGE1500 2 cemetery l ots L a k ev i ew M emorial Gardens, Hope Garden, Section 620, Lot C, Spaces 3,4. Asking $36,000, 863-414-4543 2000EMPLOYMENT HELPWANTED2001 Bucket Operator/ GroundsmanExperience Preferred. Clean CDL and Pre-Employment Drug Screen. Benefits & Paid Time Off provided! Pay based on experience. Call 863-453-9787 Davey Expert Tree C ompany Tree Trimming positions avail. (with CDL Lic.) 1 yr. exp. pref, but will train. Call Garyat863-221-7939. Learn to Drive a TruckGet your Commercial Driver's License today at South Florida State College. Scholarships are available to eligible participants. 863-784-7033 Lawn Care Help Wanted Experienced in weed eating, mowing, edging & blowing. Non-smoking 863-381-2005 EQUIPMENT OPERATOR for grove equip. Clean Florida Driver License required. Pay based on experience. Drug free workplace. Apply in person 8am … 11am & 1pm 4pm Monday… Friday @ 109 Arron Dr., Lake Placid, FL 863-4652821 or office@lpclp.com HELPWANTED2001 DATA ENTRY PERSON WANTEDJOIN OUR TEAM Highlands News-Sun is looking for a dependable Data Entry person to support our Advertising and Circulation teams. This full-time position requires excellent organizational skills and experience with Microsoft Excel.Responsibilities include but are not limited to:~Enter data from paper documents provided by advertising reps into Brainworks database system;~Verify data entered is correct;~Ensure that date sensitive ad orders are prioritized and entered based on date.Requirements:~Proven experience in data entry, proficient in Microsoft Excel A Microsoft Excel test will be required;~Accurate typing skills;~Excellent communication skills;~Great attention to detail;~High school degree or equivalent.We are a drug and tobacco free workplace. Pre-employment drug/ni cotine screening required. Send Resume to:Donna ScherlacherMulti Media / Production Director 315 US Hwy 27 N., Sebring, FL 33870 Maintenance TechnicianFlynn Management Corporation has an excellent opportunity at our Thornbury Apartment community for a PT Maintenance person 25 hrs. per week. Apply in person at 31 Chelsea St. Lake Placid, call 863-465-4526 or send resume to jobs@flynnmanagement.com NURSING INSTURCTOR (FT) Application review begins: 7/27/18. For details and to apply visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com863-784-7132. EA/EO. WRITING LAB SPECIALIST (PT) Application deadline: 7/29/18. For details and to apply visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com863-784-7132. EA/EO VETS PREF Pressing Help WantedApply in person: Feathers Dry Cleaners, 161 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. FT Truck Driver~Avon Par k HS Diploma or GED; 1 yr verifi able experience & CDL AŽ cur rent DOT certificate required. $16/hr Must pass background check. Call 800-929-2715ask for Mike Solis or Rob Da g ue EmployClassified! S enior gentleman needs live-in housekeeper Golf Hammock area. Room, board + $800/mo, private quarters. 863-382-0555 CENTRAL FLORIDA TIRE TERMINAL, INC.,Avon Park Seeks a Tire Section Repair Specialist to inspect damaged tires; diagnose reparability; and perform repair procedure. Must have 1 yr. of exp. as Tire Repair Specialist or related. Send resumes to Robert Reisig at: tirebob@digital.net PROFESSIONAL2010 S e b r i ng I nsurance A gency Opening for a 220 or 440 Monday-Friday 8:30-5:30 Bilingual preferred. Must have transportation. Email resume:sebringinsurance@gmail.comor drop off at: 3019 US Hwy 27 N., Sebring.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B7 www.highlandsnewssun.com PROFESSIONAL2010 HUMAN RESOURCES COORDINATORThe Human Resource Coordinator supports the HR Director and Ranch management by performing multiple responsibilities such as hiring, recruiting, training, development and maintenance of personnel records as well as ensuring all Ranch employees and contractors are paid accurately and on time. This position handles Ranch Division timekeeping and payroll. The Human Resources Coo rdinator is responsible for benefits administration to include enrollments, changes, terminations with carriers and carrier invoice reconciliation. Education/Experience Requirements: Associate or Bachelors degree preferable; Minimum of 3 yrs of Human Resource exp. in similar roll; Experience in Benefits and Payroll Administration; Proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant software such as Microsoft Office Suite. To review the job description and apply online visit www.lykesranch.com and click the careers tab. Affirmative Action Employer/ Drug-Smoke Free Workplace/ M/F/D/V Equal Employment Opportunity Employer MEDICAL2030 Residential Assistants NeededNo Experience NecessaryWe will Train All Shifts Available In Sebring and Avon ParkApply at4352 Independence St. Avon ParkEOE/Drug Free Workplace EMT, RN, or LPNPT, 1 day/wk on Wednesdays to assist w/Nuclear stress tests at Cardiology Consultants, P.A. Sebring office. Will train, but must have one of the certification req. listed above. Fax resume to: 863-386-9158 or bring resume to: 4150 US 27 S., Sebring. NEEDAJOB? CHECKTHE CLASSIFIEDS! Oaks at Avon SIGN ON BONUS New WagesReaders Choice Award Facility HIRING RNs Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Flexible Shifts Available Career Advancement Opportunities All Eligible Applicants will be Interviewed Directly. Apply at 1010 US Hwy 27 N., Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308 Oaks at Avon HIRING LPNs Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Career Advancement Opportunities All Eligible Applicants will be Interviewed Directly. Highly Competitve Salaries Readers Choice Award Facility Apply at 1010 US Hwy 27 N., Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308 OAKS AT AVON Is Hiring CNAs Full/PartTime, all shifts. Apply at 1010 Hwy 27N Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308. MEDICAL2030 NEW Hourly Rate for C.N.A.s !! NEW Weekend Differential Rate!EmployeesCelebratedfor Years of Service Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Benefits Available AnnualEmployee Picnics Annual Celebration of Seniors & Staff Payroll deductions for onsite Employee Cafe Payroll deduction for shoes and uniforms FREE CEUs & CPR Classes Apply Onlineatwww.palmsofsebring.com NURSES We are accepting applications for nurses for the 7p-7a shift at Royal Care of Avon Park. Prefer at least one year of experience in a long-term care facility or other related health care facility. We offer competitive salary, full range of benefits including PTO and free life policy & shift differentials. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W Stratford Rd., Avon Park. 863-453-6674EOE/MF/DFWP. RNs & LPNs WantedExperience pref., but will train. Apply in Person:5030 US 27 N., Sebring 863-385-1074Email: gtobey@eyesfl.com RESTAURANT/ HOTEL2040 PT Bartender Needed~ to f ill in during summer. Exp. pref. Apply at American Legion Post 25, 1490 US Hwy 27 N. Lake Placid. NO CALLS PLEASE Now Hiring: Experienced Servers BartendersLine CooksNight PortersApply in Personbetween 2-4 pm Onlyat 3101Golfview Rd., Sebring. Or Email Resume to:jobs.chicanes@gmail.com SKILLED TRADES2050 Journeyman Electrician Wanted~Min. 3 yrs exp. Residentail, Commerical, Govt. rate work. TOP WAGES PAID! Call Amy863-386-0491 Service Technician Wanted Small engine repair; lawn & garden, full-time. Lake Placid863-465-9641 SKILLED TRADES2050 EXPERIENCED MECHANIC to work on farm equipment, diesel & gasoline engines, fabrication & electrical. Clean Florida Driver License required. Drug free workplace. Apply in Person 8am … 11am & 1pm 4pm Monday … Friday @ 109 Arron Dr., Lake Placid, FL 863-4652821 or office@lpclp.com F i n d y o u r B e s t F r i e n d i n t h e C l a s s i f i e d s 3000 NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS3010 Do You Need More Business?Reach out to all of Highlands County with 2 publications plus 2 websites to Advertise Your Business!! Let customers Find Youby advertising your business on the Business & Services Page! Mention this ad and Call Today !! 863-658-0307 LOST& FOUND3090 LOST ~ ( M) Bl ac k w / w h t muzz l e Chihuahua. Lost 6/29 at corner of Sparta & 27 (parking lot). Is sick. REWARD 863-402-1041 Reward!!! Lost Boston Terrier~Last seen 6/12 on US Hwy 27 near Palmdale. 309-238-7982 6000 MERCHANDISE HIGHLANDS HOT DEALS!Do you have stuff to sell at $500 or less? Advertise your merchandise now in the Classified Section!$3 for 3 Lines $4 for 4 Lines $5 for 5 LinesCall863-385-6155 or 863-658-0307 6000 MERCHANDISE GARAGE SALES6014 Church of the RedeemerChristmas In July8a-2p every Sat in Julyat 910 W. Martin Rd., Avon Park Sebring Moving Sale~ 8anoon Sat only at 3926 Sunbird Circle. Tools, gas grill, furn., household items & more! FURNITURE6035 We Buy/Sell Clean Used Furniture. Best Prices in Town!Sebring Furniture 1542 Lakeview Dr. (next to Save-a-Lot)863-386-1119 "NEW" DOWNTOWN MALLOPEN THU-SAT9a-5pBest Prices on New & Used Furniture and Antiques!! Leather recliner $49 6 sofas from $77-$177 Wood desks from $45 Dbl. dresser & mirror $69 Walnut 5pc dining set $49231 S. Ridgewood Dr. 2 blocks from Circle 863-212-9576 Q ueen Bed S uite~ headboard, dresser w/mirror, chest, 2 end tables, mattress set; cream wood w/oak top. Very good cond. $350. 863-655-1404 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 A nt i que was h ta bl e w i t h b ow l and pitcher, $499.00, 863-3680470 Private Buyer for Disabled Vetspaying highest prices for metals coin/stamp collections, die cast & hot wheels & any collectibles 954-234-3028 Sebring Antiques Close Out Drastic reductions on merch Going out of business!6205 US 27 S. 863-991-4667 MUSICAL6090 Guitar~ Yamaha Acoustic, 6 string solid wood top, $145,863-385-3433 BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES6135 Ladies Cruiser 26Ž, white, $35. 10-speed universal 26, $35. 414-2345 PHOTOGRAPHY/ VIDEO6140 Panasonic Lumix Digital C amera DMC-ZS1, 10.1MP w/12x wide angle mega opt image stabilized zoom & 2.7Ž LCD, tri-pod/man ual incl., $225 863-273-7625 POOL/SPA/ & SUPPLIES6145 4 Solar Panels~ 4, each 4x10, includes piping, $235.863-655-3544 LAWN & GARDEN6160 Lawn Mower~ Troy-Bilt 21Ž self-propelled. Like new! $140. 317-494-3900 OUTDOOR LIVING6161 W icker Patio S et, brown loveseat, 2 chairs, coffee table & 2 sets of different cushions, $200.00 863-273-7625 TOOLS/ MACHINERY6190 14Ž Delta Wood Cutting Band Saw~ on metal stand. $250. 863-402-5677 S t i nger CN 100 C ap N a il er w / case. Incl. 6000 caps & nails. $200; Central Pneumatic air cutter 4,Ž high speed, 5 blades incl. $10. 863-991-0921 DOGS6233 White German Shepherd Puppies~ 2 wks old. AKC reg., vet cert. Male & female. $950 each. 305-527-9762 Y orkie Puppies~ 3( M ) choco late & chocolate partyŽ CKC r eg w/full reg & FL health cert., vet checked & microchip. $1,200 & up 863-243-0902 Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! PET ADOPTION6238 Kittens( 4 ) black, 7 wks old. Free to good home. 863-4650558 APPLIANCES6250 Used AppliancesUp to 90 day warranty. Call 863-655-4995Help Wanted Ki tc h en A pp li ances ~g l ass top stove, $150; dishwasher, microwave, $50 ea. All for $200 A ll off white. 863-658-2303 S ide-by-side re f rigerator, f lat top self-cleaning stove, washer & dryer; all GE. Over-stove Maytag microwave. Whirlpool dish washer. All good working condi tion, no item over $200, 863-840-5595. MISCELLANEOUS6260 2 glass front indoor nitches (for ashes), Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Avon Park, value $4200, sell $3500 863-4025677 TROPICAL FRUIT TREESAvocados Bananas Citrus trees Mango Peach Longan Starfruit Soursop Figs Jujubee Lychee Mulberry Papaya Sugarapple Jackfruit Tamarind Coconut trees Miracle Fruit Blueberries Jabatacaba Sapote & Guava Pure Raw Honey 91 Carefree Ct.,or 744 US Hwy 27 N., Venus, FL 33960. 305-216-8452 Pocket Watch w/stand, Timber Wolf, Franklin Mint, beautiful detail, chain/case incl., EC must see -$140-863-273-7625 WANTED TO BUY/TRADE6270 Wanted to Buy Mid 60s Volkswagen Beetle. 814-282-9217 7000TRANSPORTATION AUTOMOTIVE7005 AUTO DEALS&STEALSSell Your New or Used Auto Easy Advertise in the Classifieds!Only $27.50 for 7 days (4 lines) Add a photo for only $10 more! CHRYSLER7050 09 Chrysler Town & Country Touring~ 3rd row seating, garage kept, dealer maintained. 125k mi. Exc Cond! $7,000. 863-664-0172. AUTOS WANTED7260 Cars Trucks SUVs etc From $1000-$100k~NO JUNK! I come to you! Call Sam239-595-4021 AUTO PARTS/ ACCESSORIES7270 Jack Stands~ (6) new, 3 ton. $30 for all; Air Compressor new, 8 gal. 2hp. $65. 724-504-0396 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! GOLFCARTS7327 2007 CLUB CAR With rear dump bed, heavy duty good cond, $2500. 863-273-2417 BOATS-POWERED7330 2015 Key West 17.6 CC Boat Trailer & 115 Evinrude E-Tec w/only 20 hrs. Includes new trolling motor, bimini top, custom mooring cover, Garmin electronics, much more. Like new, must see! $20,472. Leave message: 863-382-7977;863-385-1449 PUT CLASSIFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU!FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! Lookingfor Adventure? Findit inthe Classifieds

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In 2008 the B-52s released their “rst new album in 16 years, the aptly titled Funplex.Ž With its primal guitar hooks, driving drums and the their unmistakable vocal style, the album was instantly recognizable as a superbly victorious return to form. Newsweek Magazine declared, Like a sonic shot of vitamin B12, the dance ”oor beats, fuzzy guitar riffs and happy, shiny lyrics keep the energy going.Ž As the B-52s continue to take their party-music revolution into the 21st century they show no signs of slowing down, serving up their own unique blend of music and showmanship to millions of fans around the world. The band has already made one pass through Florida this summer playing as part of the Life Tour with Culture Club and the Tom Bailey, leader of the Thompson Twins. The B-52s will headline the show in Orlando, with Bailey serving as the opening act. For more information on the band or to purchase tickets, go to: www. theb52s.com.PARTYFROM PAGE 1 B-52S COURTESY PHOTOThe B-52s are celebrating their 40th anniversary.

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The News Wire Thursday, July 5, 2018 STATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER NO STOCKSThere are no stock listings in todays paper due to the July 4 holiday. NEW YORK (AP) „ With backyard barbecues and “reworks, Americans are celebrating Independence Day by participating in time-honored traditions that express pride in their countrys 242nd birthday. But this quintessential American holiday will also be marked with a sense of a United States divided for some „ evidenced by competing televised events in the nations capital. From New York to California, July Fourth festivities will be at times lively and lighthearted, with Macys July Fourth “reworks and Nathans Famous hot dog eating contest. The days events will also be stately and traditional, with parades lining streets across the country and the worlds oldest commissioned warship “ring a 21-gun salute to mark the 242 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. For some Western states, however, the holiday will be a bit more muted as high wild“re danger forces communities to cancel “reworks displays. Here are some highlights of Wednesdays festivities:OLDEST WARSHIPThe USS Constitution has sailed in Boston Harbor and “red its guns again to mark Independence Day. The worlds oldest commissioned warship still a”oat left its berth at the Charlestown Navy Yard on Wednesday morning. It glided through the harbor to mark 242 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The ship, nicknamed Old Ironsides, traveled to Fort Independence on Castle Island to “re a 21-gun salute. The ships commander saluted the crowds gathered there. A Navy sailor on board recited the Declaration of Independence during the cruise. A HISTORIC PARADECrowds lined the streets in a Rhode Island town to see whats billed as the nations oldest continuous Fourth of July celebration. Begun in 1785, the Bristol parade typically attracts about 100,000 people to the seaside town. This years was a scorcher: Temperatures hovered near 90 degrees when the parade began late Wednesday morning, and some marchers were treated for heat exhaustion and taken off the route.DUELING CELEBRATIONSThe countrys longest-running live national July Fourth television tradition is PBS broadcast of music and “reworks from the U.S. Capitols West Lawn. But its facing new Americans celebrate July 4th with fireworks, parades, salutesNEW YORK „ Joey JawsŽ Chestnut extended his reign as champion eater at the Nathans Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest Wednesday, downing a record 74 wieners and buns in 10 minutes to take home the coveted Mustard Belt for an 11th time. Miki Sudo held onto her title as the top womens competitor at the annual Brooklyn eat-off, chomping 37 franks and buns to take home the top prize for an unprecedented “fth consecutive year. I found a vicious rhythm,Ž the 34-yearold Chestnut said after the stuf“ng session. I was feeling good today.Ž But while Chestnut ate 10 more dogs and buns than second-place “nisher Carmen Cincotti, a judging error cast initial doubt over their totals after jurists didnt see the eaters were taking the dogs and buns from two plates. Frankly, the judging was just off,Ž George Shea, the longtime Coney Island announcer, told The Associated Press. Joey said, look at my plates and Carmen said look at my plates. We counted the plates that they had eaten and it was 64 and 74.Ž Eric Gonzalez, the Brooklyn district attorney, certi“ed the “nal tally and Chestnuts record of 74, two more than he consumed last year. At the end of the day, Joey Chestnut came in here and ate 74 hot dogs, broke a world record,Ž said Cincotti, who celebrated his 26th birthday on Wednesday. Apparently they were good dogs.ŽJaws sets record with 74 hot dogsBy REBECCA GIBIANASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK (AP) „ A woman protesting U.S. immigration policy climbed the Statue of Libertys base and forced the monuments evacuation on the Fourth of July hours after several other demonstrators had hung a banner on the statues pedestal and had been arrested. About 100 feet aboveground, the climber engaged in a roughly four-hour standoff with police before two New York Police Department of“cers climbed up to the base and went over to her. With the dramatic scene unfolding on live television, she and the of“cers edged carefully around the rim of the statues robes toward a ladder, and she climbed down about 25 feet to the monuments observation point and was taken into custody. The woman had participated earlier in displaying a banner calling for abolishing the federal governments chief immigration enforcement agency, said Jay W. Walker, a member of Rise and Resist, which organized the demonstration. The group initially tweeted that the climber had no connectionŽ to the demonstration. Walker later said she was involved but others had no idea she would make the climb, which wasnt part of the planned protest. He said he didnt know her name. The climber ascended from the observation point, National Park Service spokesman Jerry Willis said. Visitors were forced to leave Liberty Island hours before its normal 6:15 p.m. closing time, he said. Earlier and farther below, at least six people were taken into custody after unfurling a banner that read Abolish I.C.E.,Ž Willis said. The message referred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a part of the Department of Homeland Security. ICE of“cers arrest and deport immigrants who are in the United States illegally, among other duties.Protester scales Statue of Libertys base, forces evacuation JULY 4TH | 3HOT DOGS | 3BERLIN „ Scientists say theyre several steps closer to perfecting a method that could prevent the extinction of northern white rhinos, of which only two animals are known still to be alive. According to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications, researchers have succeeded in creating embryos using frozen northern white rhino sperm and eggs from a southern white rhino, a closely related sub-species. Its the “rst time such hybrid embryos have been created and the scientists from Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic say it could provide a pathway to saving the critically endangered northern white rhino after the last male, called Sudan, died in March. They plan to harvest the egg cells of the two surviving female rhinos soon and use preserved sperm to produce pureŽ northern white rhino embryos. Since the females, a mother and daughter called Najin and Fatu, are unable to bear offspring themselves, the embryos would be implanted in a southern white rhino surrogate. In order to increase the supply of eggs and preserve the northern white rhinos genetic diversity, scientists are also working on a second method that would coax frozen skin cells from deceased animals into becoming egg cells, a procedure that has already succeeded in mice. Thomas Hildebrandt, of the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin, said researchers hope the “rst northern white rhino calf will be born in about three years. Saving the northern white rhino has become an international effort, with cooperation but also some rivalry among scientists and institutions around the world, including zoos in San Diego and Cincinnati. Some experts have criticized the effort however, saying it comes too late. I have no doubt that its purely scienti“c merit is laudable and it might have some application to endangered species conservation in the future,Ž said Richard Kock, a conservationist at Britains Royal Veterinary College who has worked extensively in Africa. But I am afraid it is very much Nero “ddling after Rome is burning with respect to (northern) white rhino.Ž Kock and fellow conservationists warned against focusing only on the nor thern white rhino subspecies, noting that its southern cousin has come back from the brink of extinction and now numbers some 21,000 individuals. Instead, they suggested, work should focus on saving other endangered rhino species that can still be found in the wild. Assisted reproductive technologies are very expensive and their success is far from guaranteed. Meanwhile, we dont have enough funding to conserve the other four rhino species, all of which are more threatened with extinction than the white rhino,Ž said Bob Smith, director of the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent, England. Hildebrandt insisted the effort is worthwhile. The northern white rhino didnt fail in evolution,Ž he said. It failed because its not bulletproof. It was slaughtered by criminals which went for the horn because the horn costs more than gold.ŽScientists create hybrids in race to save rhino sub-speciesBy FRANK JORDANSASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOIn this March 2 photo, Keeper Zachariah Mutai attends to Fatu, one of only two female northern white rhinos left in the world, in the pen where she is kept for observation, at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia county in Kenya. AP PHOTOJoey Chestnut eats two hot dogs at a time during the mens competition of the Nathans Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, Wednesday, in New Yorks Coney Island. Jeannie Dominguez holds her Chihuahua, Diamond, next to her 14-year-old granddaughter Natalee Dominguez during the Odessa Jaycees 69th Annual Independence Celebration Parade, Wednesday, in Odessa Texas. Top center: A young girl waves an American ag during rehearsal for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in Boston, Tuesday. A woman waits for the start of rehearsals for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in Boston, Tuesday. AP PHOTOSSpectators cheer as confetti falls during rehearsal for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in Boston, Tuesday. Left: Maddie Scaletta waits for the start of rehearsals for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in Boston, Tuesday. Right:A woman dressed as the Statue of Liberty waves to the crowd while riding on a oat in the Fourth of July parade in Marietta, Ga., Wednesday.

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Page 2 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Thursday, July 5, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTAn afternoon thunderstorm A stray evening t-stormHIGH 91 LOW 7555% chance of rain 40% chance of rainSun and clouds, a t-storm in the afternoon91 / 7550% chance of rain FRIDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREClouds and sun with a thunderstorm; humid91 / 7455% chance of rain SATURDAYPartly sunny and humid with a thunderstorm92 / 7555% chance of rain SUNDAYHumid; a morning shower, then a t-storm93 / 7650% chance of rain TUESDAYA thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon93 / 7640% chance of rain MONDAY 1 5 11 11 2 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 440-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : scgov.net 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIA’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE84931011039793Air Quality Index readings as of WednesdayMain pollutant: ParticulatesPunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Wednesday Sebring through 2 p.m. Wednesday Venice through 2 p.m. Wednesday24 hours through 2 p.m. Wed. 0.10Ž Month to date 0.49Ž Normal month to date 1.21Ž Year to date 27.02Ž Normal year to date 22.17Ž Record 1.02Ž (1974) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Wed. 0.00Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Wed. 1.02Ž Month to date 1.54Ž Normal month to date 1.00Ž Year to date 15.63Ž Normal year to date 21.74Ž Record 1.02Ž (2004) High/Low 92/74 Normal High/Low 92/74 Record High 97 (1998) Record Low 68 (1971) High/Low 90/72 High/Low 91/73 Normal High/Low 90/74 Record High 97 (1979) Record Low 69 (2008)Pollen Index readings as of Wednesday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/Year J an. 1.98 0.88 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.53 0.80 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 1.15 1.59 2.03 5.80/1994 May 15.98 2.74 2.50 15.98/2018 J un. 6.23 14.79 8.92 23.99/1974 J ul. 0.49 9.02 8.22 14.22/1995 Aug. 13.12 8.01 15.60/1995 Sep. 12.46 6.84 14.03/1979 Oct. 2.54 2.93 10.88/1995 Nov. 0.44 1.91 5.53/2002 Dec. 1.04 1.78 6.83/2002 Y ear 27.02 60.36 50.74 (since 1931) T otals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES Today Fri.Apalachicola 87 75 pc 88 75 t Bradenton 89 76 t 90 77 t Clearwater 89 77 t 88 77 t Coral Springs 91 79 c 91 75 sh Daytona Beach 87 74 sh 87 73 pc Fort Lauderdale 90 78 c 90 76 sh Fort Myers 92 74 t 91 73 t Gainesville 89 72 t 89 71 t Jacksonville 87 73 sh 89 72 pc Key Largo 89 81 c 89 77 pc Key West 90 83 t 90 83 pc Lakeland 89 73 t 89 72 t Melbourne 90 77 c 88 76 pc Miami 90 80 c 89 78 sh Naples 91 75 t 91 75 t Ocala 87 71 t 86 70 t Okeechobee 89 73 t 88 71 t Orlando 88 74 t 88 73 t Panama City 86 74 t 88 75 pc Pensacola 88 75 t 88 76 pc Pompano Beach 91 78 c 91 77 sh St. Augustine 85 74 sh 86 73 pc St. Petersburg 88 74 t 88 75 t Sarasota 89 72 t 90 76 t Tallahassee 88 73 t 89 72 t Tampa 89 76 t 89 78 t Vero Beach 89 74 pc 89 72 sh West Palm Beach 89 77 c 88 75 pc Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 9:22a 3:03a 8:36p 3:27p Fri. 10:00a 3:44a 10:02p 4:49p Today 7:59a 1:19a 7:13p 1:43p Fri. 8:37a 2:00a 8:39p 3:05p Today 7:40a 12:07a 5:06p 12:53p Fri. 8:08a 12:45a 8:24p 2:17p Today 9:54a 3:32a 9:08p 3:56p Fri. 10:32a 4:13a 10:34p 5:18p Today 6:14a 12:22p 5:28p --Fri. 6:52a 12:39a 6:54p 1:44p SSE 4-8 0-1 Light SE 6-12 1-2 LightFt. Myers 92/74 storms afternoon Punta Gorda 91/75 storms afternoon Sarasota 89/72 storms afternoon The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018Last Jul 6 New Jul 12 First Jul 19 Full Jul 27 Today 12:51 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Friday 1:26 a.m. 1:55 p.m. Today 6:39 a.m. 8:26 p.m. Friday 6:40 a.m. 8:26 p.m. Today 12:07p 5:56a ---6:18p Fri. 12:29a 6:41a 12:52p 7:04p Sat. 1:14a 7:25a 1:37p 7:49p Monterrey 91/68 Chihuahua 93/64 Los Angeles 89/70 Washington 90/78 New York 88/75 Miami 90/80 Atlanta 88/70 Detroit 90/65 Houston 90/74 Kansas City 90/72 Chicago 91/65 Minneapolis 84/64 El Paso 96/74 Denver 84/58 Billings 89/65 San Francisco 74/62 Seattle 85/60 Toronto 89/63 Montreal 92/69 Winnipeg 76/54 Ottawa 94/67 WORLD CITIESCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WWeather (W): s -sunny, pc -partly cloudy, c -cloudy, sh -showers, t -thunderstorms, r -rain, sf -snow flurries, sn -snow, i -ice. THE NATION Cold Warm Stationary Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow IceShown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. Fronts Precipitation -10s-0s0s10s20s30s40s50s60s70s80s90s100s110sU.S. ExtremesPublication date: 07/5/18 Today Fri. Today Fri. Today Fri. Today Fri.Albuquerque 88 66 t 89 68 s Anchorage 70 56 c 73 57 pc Atlanta 88 70 t 88 70 t Baltimore 90 76 pc 84 65 t Billings 89 65 s 99 68 s Birmingham 90 72 t 89 72 t Boise 102 69 s 97 65 s Boston 91 75 pc 84 64 t Buffalo 86 65 t 76 57 s Burlington, VT 94 71 t 78 56 sh Charleston, WV 92 71 t 81 58 t Charlotte 90 70 t 89 67 t Chicago 91 65 t 79 58 s Cincinnati 93 71 t 81 58 t Cleveland 89 68 t 76 62 pc Columbia, SC 91 71 t 93 71 t Columbus, OH 91 69 t 81 58 pc Concord, NH 94 75 s 82 53 sh Dallas 96 77 pc 96 77 pc Denver 84 58 t 92 61 s Des Moines 84 67 t 85 64 s Detroit 90 65 t 80 58 pc Duluth 77 57 pc 79 59 s Fairbanks 73 52 c 78 56 s Fargo 80 57 s 84 69 s Hartford 91 76 pc 82 58 t Helena 92 61 s 96 64 s Honolulu 88 76 pc 88 76 r Houston 90 74 t 91 74 t Indianapolis 92 73 t 82 59 pc Jackson, MS 92 71 t 92 73 pc Kansas City 90 72 t 86 67 sh Knoxville 91 72 pc 83 69 t Las Vegas 107 86 s 111 92 s Los Angeles 89 70 pc 104 77 s Louisville 95 76 pc 85 63 t Memphis 95 76 t 92 73 t Milwaukee 86 61 t 75 58 s Minneapolis 84 64 c 84 65 s Montgomery 93 73 t 93 73 pc Nashville 96 76 pc 88 68 t New Orleans 89 77 t 88 77 t New York City 88 75 pc 83 65 t Norfolk, VA 89 77 t 92 74 t Oklahoma City 90 71 s 92 71 t Omaha 86 70 t 87 68 s Philadelphia 90 74 pc 83 67 t Phoenix 114 94 s 113 93 s Pittsburgh 87 68 t 80 55 pc Portland, ME 89 72 s 84 57 sh Portland, OR 88 62 pc 80 60 pc Providence 88 73 pc 82 62 t Raleigh 89 72 t 90 67 t Salt Lake City 99 75 s 102 77 s St. Louis 96 77 pc 87 62 pc San Antonio 91 75 t 93 74 t San Diego 80 69 pc 88 75 pc San Francisco 74 62 pc 76 59 pc Seattle 85 60 pc 76 58 pc Washington, DC 90 78 pc 87 69 t Amsterdam 73 59 pc 76 57 pc Baghdad 117 86 s 117 87 s Beijing 98 72 c 89 70 c Berlin 85 60 pc 78 55 pc Buenos Aires 54 46 c 56 49 r Cairo 101 77 s 100 77 s Calgary 77 56 s 88 58 pc Cancun 88 79 t 88 76 t Dublin 72 52 pc 73 55 pc Edmonton 78 53 s 84 54 s Halifax 78 61 c 71 56 c Kiev 78 61 pc 81 60 t London 82 63 pc 86 63 pc Madrid 86 62 s 91 65 s Mexico City 73 52 t 72 53 t Montreal 92 69 t 78 55 pc Ottawa 94 67 t 77 53 pc Paris 80 60 t 85 63 pc Regina 77 59 s 90 68 s Rio de Janeiro 83 70 s 81 69 s Rome 82 68 s 84 67 s St. Johns 63 46 s 69 54 pc San Juan 88 79 pc 87 78 pc Sydney 74 61 s 77 49 s Tokyo 83 77 pc 81 74 r Toronto 89 63 t 78 57 pc Vancouver 76 59 pc 72 56 sh Winnipeg 76 54 s 83 66 sHigh ................... 100 at Needles, CALow ......... 27 at West Yellowstone, MT(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)86The temperature on July 5, 1937, soared to 117 degrees at Medicine Lake, Mont., the hottest reading ever for Montana. Q: Why do you feel hotter when it is humid?A: There is less evaporation of perspiration; therefore, less cooling Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. North Port 91/75 90/73 91/73 91/74 91/73 89/73 90/72 90/72 90/73 89/76 89/76 90/78 90/76 92/74 91/73 91/75 91/74 91/74 91/74 90/73 90/73 90/73 91/72 88/74 91/73 88/77 90/76 89/75 91/73 90/75 89/75 89/72 89/72 89/77 89/78 91/75 91/75 91/75 MAE SAI, Thailand „ Some smiling, some dozing in foil blankets, the 12 boys trapped in a cave in northern Thailand were captured on videos released Wednesday as navy medics tended to their wounds and divers continued to prepare them for a possible swim to safety. The boys and their soccer coach were in good health, but of“cials said it was still too soon to attempt to extract them from more than a mile inside the cave. The boys were practicing wearing scuba masks and breathing, the “rst step in what could be an extremely challenging underwater swim accompanied by naval divers through the dark, narrow and partially ”ooded passageways of the cave complex in Thailands Chiang Rai province. None of the boys has experience with diving equipment, and only some are believed to know how to swim. But Thai media reported that a rope was being installed along the route to guide the evacuation. We have to be 100 percent sure,Ž said the provincial governor, Narongsak Osatanakorn. Rescue divers might not evacuate all 13 at the same time, he said. One diver assisting in the rescue effort, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the boys would need to carry out a two-hour underwater dive to reach the caves third chamber, where crews have established a command post stocked with food, oxygen and other equipment. From there it would be less dif“cult to make their way back out of the cave the way they entered, of“cials say. The boys were trapped while exploring the cave after soccer practice on June 23 when rains “lled the complex with water, blocking their exit. They were stuck for 10 days before rescuers found them Monday. The rescue effort was further complicated by heavy monsoon rains forecast for this weekend. Teams were using high-powered pumps to drain as much water as possible from the Tham Luang Nang Non cave, perhaps lowering the water levels to the point where the group could ”oat to safety, but further rains would stymie that effort. Authorities also said they had constructed a temporary dam to divert a stream that was ”owing into the cave, raising the water level. The boys were being looked after by a rotating team of Thai navy SEALs and medics who were staying with them on a dry outcropping above a partially ”ooded chamber of the six-mile-long cave. A “ber-optic line was being established so the children could talk to their relatives, many of whom have been holding vigil near the mouth of the cave, although they had not spoken to them yet. In a video shot Tuesday and released by the Royal Thai Navy on its Facebook page, a medic applies brown disinfectant to the wounded feet of one skinny boy, still wearing his soccer uniform. The diver holding the video camera then points the lens at another boy, who holds up two “ngers and smiles.Trapped Thai boys practice with diving masks, but its too early to attempt evacuation AP PHOTOSRescuer carrying water pipe makes their way up at the entrance to a cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach were trapped inside when heavy rains ooded the cave, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand, Wednesday.Guatemala ups number of missing to 332 in volcano eruptionGUATEMALA CITY „ Authorities in Guatemala have raised by more than 130 the number of people of“cially missing from last months deadly eruption of the Volcano of Fire. The countrys disaster agency says in a statement that the new “gure is 332, up from 197 previously. It said Wednesday that the revision followed a review of nearly 200,000 records and verifying lists of people living in shelters. The Volcano of Fire is one of the regions most active, located to the southwest of Guatemala City. Authorities have con“rmed at least 113 deaths from the June 3 eruption, which sent superheated ”ows raging through small villages. Eighty-“ve of those bodies have been identi“ed.By SHASHANK BENGALI and GEORGE STYLLISLOS ANGELES TIMESTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Thai boy smiles as Thai Navy SEAL medic help injured children inside a cave in Mae Sai, northern Thailand. AP PHOTOMamerto Vazquez searches for his family killed by the eruption of the Volcano of Fire at his home buried in volcanic ash in San Miguel Los Lotes, Guatemala. Hurricane Fabio begins to weaken in the PacificMEXICO CITY „ Hurricane Fabio began to weaken Wednesday far off Mexicos Pacific Coast as it moved farther out to sea, posing no threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm had sustained winds of 100 mph (155 kph). It was centered about 790 miles (1,275 kilometers) west-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula and was moving west-northwest at 15 mph (24 kph). The forecasters said the storm was likely to weaken back to tropical storm force on Thursday and to become a remnant low-pressure system by the weekend. At one point, forecasters had thought Fabio might become a major hurricane.THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN „ German Chancellor Angela Merkel is rejecting suggestions that an agreement to set up transit centersŽ on the border with Austria, from which some asylum-seekers would be returned to other European countries, marks a turnaround in her migration policy. The agreement among Merkels conservative bloc hinges on other countries taking back migrants theyve previously registered, as well on as the chancellors center-left coalition partners. Merkel said people would be kept in the new centers for 48 hours at most. Merkel refused to close Germanys borders as the migrant in”ux peaked in 2015 but has since signi“cantly toughened her stance. She backed a wider but later-aborted proposal for border facilities over two years ago. Asked by ARD television Wednesday whether she has now become a sealing-off chancellor,Ž Merkel replied: No. A clear no.ŽGermanys Merkel says migration deal is no about-turnTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS WEATHER / WORLD

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The Sun /Thursday, July 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 3 ALMANACToday is Thursday, July 5 the 186th day of 2018. There are 179 days left in the year. Today in history On July 5, 1947 Larry Doby made his debut with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the rst black player in the American League three months after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in the National League. In the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park, Doby, pinch-hitting for Bryan Stephens, struck out in his rst at-bat during the seventh inning; Chicago won 6-5. On this date In 1687 Isaac Newton rst published his Principia Mathematica, a three-volume work setting out his mathematical principles of natural philosophy. In 1811 Venezuela became the rst South American country to declare independence from Spain. In 1865 the Secret Service Division of the U.S. Treasury Department was founded in Washington, D.C. with the mission of suppressing counterfeit currency. In 1946 the bikini, created by Louis Reard, was modeled by Micheline Bernardini during a poolside fashion show in Paris. In 1954, Elvis Presleys rst commercial recording session took place at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee; the song he recorded was Thats All Right.Ž In 2011 a jury in Orlando, Florida, found Casey Anthony, 25, not guilty of murder, manslaughter and child abuse in the 2008 disappearance and death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Ten years ago: Venus Williams won her fth Wimbledon singles title, beating younger sister Serena 7-5, 6-4 in the nal. Gas station owner Kent Couch ew a lawn chair rigged with helium-lled balloons more than 200 miles across the Oregon desert, landing in a eld in Cambridge, Idaho. Five years ago: Pope Francis cleared two of the 20th Centurys most inuential popes to become saints in the Roman Catholic church, approving a miracle needed to canonize Pope John Paul II and waiving Vatican rules to honor Pope John XXIII. Enraged Islamists pushed back against the toppling of President Mohammed Morsi, as tens of thousands of his supporters took to the streets vowing to win his reinstatement and clashed with their opponents in violence that killed some three dozen people. One year ago: The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that two laws passed by Congress did not end the right to a bond hearing for unaccompanied immigrant children who are detained by federal authorities. Todays birthdays Actress Katherine Helmond is 89. Actress Shirley Knight is 82. Singer-musician Robbie Robertson is 75. Julie Nixon Eisenhower is 70. Rock star Huey Lewis is 68. Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Rich GooseŽ Gossage is 67. Country musician Charles Ventre is 66. Singer-songwriter Marc Cohn is 59. Actor John Marshall Jones is 56. Actor Dorien Wilson is 56. Actress Edie Falco is 55. Actress Jillian Armenante is 54. Actress Kathryn Erbe is 53. Actor Michael Stuhlbarg is 50. Country musician Brent Flynn (Flynnville Train) is 49. Rapper RZA is 49. Rhythm and blues singer Joe is 45. Rock musician Bengt Lagerberg (The Cardigans) is 45. Actor Dale Godboldo is 43. Rapper Bizarre is 42. Rapper Royce da 59Ž is 41. Rock singer Jason Wade (Lifehouse) is 38. Actor Ryan Hansen is 37. Country musician Dave Haywood (Lady Antebellum) is 36. Rock musician Nick OMalley (Arctic Monkeys) is 33. Actor Jason Dolley is 27. Bible verse Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.Ž „ 1 Corinthians 10:12. It is true that our greatest enemy may be our own stubborn pride. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up. DENVER „ Large wild“res grew across the American West on Wednesday, keeping thousands of people out of their homes for the July 4 holiday and forcing some strict bans on “reworks to prevent new “res from igniting in the hot, dry region. The National Interagency Fire Center on Wednesday reported more than 60 large, active blazes across the country, most in the drought-stricken West where holiday festivities could lead to increased “re danger. One of the largest recorded “res in Colorado history kept expanding, chewing through 147 square miles near Fort Garland, about 205 miles southwest of Denver. The Spring Fire has destroyed more than 100 homes, and of“cials said preventing the ”ames from spreading toward the small mountain town of Cuchara is a priority. Nearly 1,000 “re“ghters were working to gain control of the “re in unpredictable winds, but it was only slightly contained since sparking June 27. Some “reworks displays were scheduled to go on in Denver and other large cities, but several mountain communities called off their holiday festivities to avoid any risk of ”ames. In the southwestern mountain town of Silverton, a “reworks display was canceled in favor of live music and a parade. Aspen of“cials planned a “re-proof display using drone lights in place of “reworks. Parts of Colorado and other Western states have been grappling with severe drought thats made wild“res explosive so far this season. Utah authorities ordered more residents to evacuate as a blaze grew to about 62 square miles near a popular “shing reservoir amid high wind gusts, steep terrain and dry conditions. It wasnt clear how many more people were told to ”ee, but several hundred homes and cabins have been evacuated and the orders were extended to a 20-mile area dotted with trees and cabins. The “re roughly two hours southeast of Salt Lake City has destroyed about 30 structures. Of“cials in Utah closed a portion of Strawberry Reservoir so planes could scoop water and drop it onto the ”ames, but people could still boat and “sh on other parts of the water Wednesday. A nearby RV campground tucked among cliffs and canyons was closed, leaving those hoping to visit for July 4 to “nd another spot. Darren Lewis and his extended family planned to spend the Fourth of July at a cabin built nearly 50 years ago by his father and uncle. Instead, Lewis and his family will spend the holiday nervously waiting to hear if a half-century of family memories go up in smoke. Of“cials believe the “re was human-caused, but they are still investigating how it started Sunday. In Northern California, of“cials reported some progress against a wild“re threatening hundreds of buildings but cautioned that wind and dry conditions could keep fueling the ”ames. AMESBURY, England (AP) „ For the second time in four months, two people lie critically ill in Englands Salisbury District Hospital after being exposed to a military-grade nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union, British police con“rmed late Wednesday. The countrys chief counterterrorism police of“cer said tests at Britains defense laboratory had con“rmed what many residents feared „ a man and woman in their 40s had been poisoned with the same toxin that almost killed a former Russian spy and his daughter. We can con“rm that the man and woman have been exposed to the nerve agent Novichok, which has been identi“ed as the same nerve agent that contaminated both Yulia and Sergei Skripal,Ž said Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu of Londons Metropolitan Police. Local police declared the case a major incidentŽ Wednesday, four days after the man and woman were found collapsed at a residential building in Amesbury, eight miles from Salisbury, where the Skripals were poisoned. Basu said it was not clear whether there was a link between the two cases, and whether the nerve agent came from the same batch that left the Skripals “ghting for their lives. The possibility that these two investigations might be linked is clearly a line of enquiry for us,Ž he said, amid speculation that the victims could have been sickened by residue from the poison used on the Skripals. Basu said it was unclear whether the two were targeted, but there was nothing in their background to suggest that at all.Ž Residents of the area felt a grim sense of deja vu. Four months after their quiet corner of England was plunged into a Cold War-style saga of spies, chemical weapons and international tensions, they wondered whether it was happening all over again. Britain accuses Russia of attacking the Skripals; Russia denies it. With the Russian attack happening not long ago, we just assumed the worst,Ž said student Chloe Edwards, who said police and “re engines descended on a quiet street of newly built homes in Amesbury on Saturday evening. Edwards said she saw people in green suits „ like those worn by forensics of“cers „ and her family was told to stay indoors for several hours. Police said of“cers were initially called Saturday morning about a collapsed woman, then were summoned back in the evening after a man fell ill at the same property. Police at “rst thought the two, identi“ed by friends as 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess and 45-year-old Charlie Rowley, had taken a contaminated batch of heroin or crack. Initially, the investigation was led by local police, but Basu said counterterrorism detectives were taking charge after the substance was identi“ed as Novichok. He said 100 of“cers had been assigned to the case.Wildfires keep growing in West AP PHOTOHot Shot crews from Mendocino use backres to help contain the County Fire along Highway 129 near Lake Berryessa in Yolo County, California, on Tuesday. Police: 2 more exposed to same nerve agent that sickened spyBy KATHLEEN FOODYASSOCIATED PRESSBy MATT DUNHAM and JILL LAWLESSASSOCIATED PRESSFROM PAGE ONEA total of $40,000 in prize money was up for grabs, with the “rst-place winners taking home $10,000 each. Sudo fell short of the 41 hot dogs she consumed last year, but easily beat out second-place “nisher Mischelle Lesco of Tuscon, Arizona, who chowed down 28 wieners and buns. Thousands of attendees, many donning mustard-colored hot dog caps, braved 83-degree temperatures and a heat index of 91 degrees to witness the annual July Fourth competition on the Coney Island boardwalk. The outlandish tradition dates to 1972, though the company has long promoted what a former president acknowledged was a legendary start date of 1916. Fan Martha Pleasant, 41, of Franklin, New Jersey, said she was attending the competitive eating competition to support her husband Dwight, who loves wieners.ŽHOT DOGSFROM PAGE 1 Master of Ceremony George Shea, top center, announces that reigning champion Joey Chestnut, bottom center, is winning the mens competition of the Nathans Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in the nal seconds of the competition, Wednesday. counterprogramming this year from the White House, which is hosting its own concert and view of the National Park Services fireworks show. PBS A Capitol FourthŽ has the bigger stars, including The Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett, Pentatonix, Chita Rivera, Luke Combs and The Temptations. It will be hosted by John Stamos. The entertainers on the 90-minute White House event airing on the Hallmark Channel include singer-songwriter Sara Evans, pianist Lola Astanova and two former American IdolŽ “nalists. Both shows will include the “reworks display from the National Park Service. First lady Melania Trump said the White House show would allow Americans to tune in from their homes and be part of the festivities.Ž PBS declined to comment.LIGHTING UP THE NIGHT SKIESIn New York, the Macys fireworks show over the East River promises 25 minutes of sparkle and ahhhh plus the West Point Band and entertainers including Kelly Clarkson, Ricky Martin and Keith Urban on NBCs broadcast. But some places in the American West have canceled their planned July Fourth fireworks because of high wildfire danger, and others are doing drone light displays instead of pyrotechnics. In Colorado, the wildfire danger forced some communities to cancel their fireworks. However, other shows will still go as planned in Denver, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins. The small mountain town of Silverton, in southwestern Colorado, called off the fireworks part of its annual Independence Day party, but the rest of Wednesdays celebration is still on, including live music a water fight with firefighters. Aspen will have a fire-proof drone light display above town.NEW AMERICANSThis was the “rst Fourth of July that many people were able to call themselves U.S. citizens after participating in naturalization ceremonies across the country. In New Hampshire, more than 100 people from 48 countries became U.S. citizens during a ceremony at the Strawbery Banke museum in Portsmouth as part of the museums annual American Celebration. A ceremony also was held aboard the USS New Jersey, where dozens of people from countries including Vietnam and Bangladesh were sworn in. The new citizens pledged allegiance to a country where some people lament that the ability to debate respectfully the toughest issues of the day seems hopelessly lost. Several people were arrested Wednesday after hanging a banner from the Statue of Libertys pedestal that called for abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.LGBTQ PARADEUtah LGBTQ groups marched for the “rst time in a prominent July Fourth festival in the conservative city of Provo after years of organizers blocking them from participating. The groups were met by cheers and rainbow ”ags as they marched Wednesday morning in the Americas Freedom Festival parade. Participants included a center for LGBTQ youth and an organization that works to bridge divides between the LGBTQ community and the Mormon church. The groups parade application was initially denied this year by festival organizers who said participants cannot focus on political or social issues but should instead focus on patriotism. County of“cials threatened to pull $100,000 in taxpayer money from the privately organized event until festival organizers struck a deal allowing the groups to participate.JULY 4THFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOOlivier Duverneau holds an American ag after becoming a citizen during a naturalization ceremony aboard the USS New Jersey, Wednesday, in Camden, N.J. AP PHOTO

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Page 4 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Thursday, July 5, 2018 RICHMOND, Va. „ It can start with a couple of traf“c tickets. Unable to pay the tickets right away, a driver becomes saddled with late fees, “nes and court costs. Soon, the driver may be taken off the road inde“nitely. More than 40 states allow the suspension of drivers licenses for people with unpaid criminal or traf“c court debt. But now, advocates across the country are pushing to change that, arguing that such laws are unconstitutional because they unfairly punish poor people and violate due process by not giving drivers notice or an opportunity to show they cannot afford to pay the fees. Lawsuits have been “led in at least “ve states over the past two years. Its not that I dont want to take care of what I owe. I really wish I could,Ž said Brianna Morgan, a single mother from Petersburg, Virginia, who hasnt had a license in three years because she owes more than $400 in traf“c “nes and court costs from traf“c violations and a disorderly conduct citation. I really dont have a way to pay it,Ž said Morgan, who supports herself and her three children on a monthly disability check. Advocates had a victory this week in Tennessee, where a federal judge ruled that a law that allows the state to revoke the licenses of low-income people with unpaid court debt from past criminal convictions is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger called the law powerfully counterproductiveŽ and ordered Tennessee to stop revoking licenses and to reinstate the licenses of people who had theirs revoked due solely to nonpayment of court fees. If a person has no resources to pay a debt, he cannot be threatened or cajoled into paying it; he may, however, become able to pay it in the future. But taking his drivers license away sabotages that prospect,Ž Trauger wrote in her ruling Monday. In Virginia, nearly a million people currently have suspended drivers licenses at least in part because of unpaid court debt, according to the Legal Aid Justice Center, a nonpro“t that is challenging the practice in a federal lawsuit. A judge dismissed the case on jurisdictional grounds, but in a ruling in May, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave the case new life, sending it back to the lower court to allow the plaintiffs to revise the lawsuit. Millions of drivers nationwide have lost licenses because of such laws. In a study released in September, the justice center estimated that 4.2 million people then had suspended or revoked licenses for unpaid court debt in “ve states alone: Virginia, Tennessee, Michigan, North Carolina and Texas. Lawsuits are pending in North Carolina, Montana and Michigan, in addition to Virginia and Tennessee. In California, legislation enacted last year prohibits state courts from suspending drivers licenses simply because of unpaid traf“c “nes. But supporters of the laws say people who violate traf“c laws must be held accountable. Virginia Republican state Sen. Bill Carrico said the threat of losing a license can provide incentive to pay “nes. If we dont suspend drivers licenses, then people will say, Im not going to pay the “ne,Ž Carrico said. Thats a slippery slope.ŽDrivers challenge license suspensions for unpaid court debt Renewable energy push in sunny Arizona draws political fight NEWS FROM AROUND THE NATION NEWS FROM AROUND THE STATE2 dead after tree branch falls on crowd at fireworks show Florida man dies while Kayaking in Utah river Rest of whiskey storage warehouse collapses in Kentucky Rand Paul says he still has trouble breathing since attackROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) „ Authorities say two people have died after a tree branch fell on spectators during a “reworks display in western Illinois. The Rock Island County Sheriffs Of“ce says the branch fell from a large oak tree outside the county courthouse in Rock Island around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday. Dozens were sitting near the tree watching the “reworks when the branch fell about 25 feet and crushed some of the spectators. Some of those who werent hurt tried to lift the branch to free the people trapped beneath. Five other people were injured. SALT LAKE CITY (AP) „ Authorities say a 50-year-old Florida man died in Utahs Provo River after getting caught in the current under a railroad bridge. KUTV-TV reports the man was kayaking with family Tuesday afternoon on the river northeast of the city of Provo. Wasatch County Chief Deputy Jared Rigby says the man was wearing a lifejacket, but the waters strength trapped him under a truss of the bridge. Rescue teams from North Fork Fire and Wasatch County were in the water for about an hour before they were able recover the body. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) „ The rest of a whiskey storage warehouse has collapsed in Kentucky, nearly two weeks after part of the structure came crashing down. Nelson County Emergency Management spokesman Milt Spalding s aid the r emainder of the massive structure collapsed Wednesday afternoon at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown. He said no injuries were reported in either collapse. Spalding s aid the scene looks like a mountain of bourbon barrels.Ž He said state and federal of“cials are on the scene to determine if any whiskey spilled BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) „ U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he still has trouble breathing since he was tackled in his yard eight months ago by a neighbor. His attacker was given a 30-day sentence, a punishment the Republican lawmaker thinks should have been harsher. Paul told his hometown newspaper, the Bowling Green Daily News, that too often people seem to think violence is the answer,Ž and one way to stop the trend is with punishments that “t the crimes. His neighbor, Rene Boucher, pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress and was sentenced last month. Federal prosecutors who sought a 21-month prison sentence are appealing the 30-day sentence. Paul has “led a civil lawsuit against Boucher asking for medical costs and attorney fees relating to the incident. PHOENIX (AP) „ Arizonas largest utility is “ercely opposing a push to mandate increased use of renewable energy in the sun-drenched state, setting up a political “ght over a measure funded by a California billionaire. Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona aims to ask voters whether they want the state Constitution to require half of Arizonas electricity come from renewable sources like wind and solar by 2030. The group plans to “le more than 225,000 signatures Thursday get the question on the November ballot. Billionaire philanthropist Tom Steyer is “nancing the initiative through his NextGen Climate Action group, which supported similar efforts in Nevada and Michigan. But only the Arizona measure spawned a political battle, with the Republican-controlled Legislature passing a rule to help insulate utilities and the parent company of the states largest electricity provider bankrolling opposition messaging. Steyer, known for climate advocacy as well as his push to impeach President Donald Trump, says hes backing the proposal because of the bene“ts it will bring to Arizona. It actually will lead to lower costs and save a lot of money for consumers,Ž Steyer said. It leads to clean air and a lot better health outcomes for Arizonans, and it should create literally tens of thousands of jobs in the state of Arizona. So its hard to understand why these people are “ghting it.Ž Supporters of the initiative say Arizona hasnt taken advantage of its role as the sunniest state in the nation to develop more solar energy, saying it derives just 6 percent of its energy from solar. Arizona Public Service Co. says the proposed constitutional amendment will cause customers utility rates to skyrocket and harm reliability. Its parent company, Pinnacle West Capital Corp., funneled $1.18 million to Arizonans for Affordable Energy to oppose the initiative in the “rst three months of the year. Multiple chambers of commerce, Tucson Electric Power and Chicanos Por La Causa also oppose it. Everyone supports renewable energy,Ž said Matthew Benson, spokesman for the utility-funded opposition initiative. The question is whether we are going to have an Arizona plan that is created and implemented by Arizona leaders and of“cials, or whether were going to have a plan crammed down our throats by a political activist from California.Ž Campaign “nance records show Steyers group gave $750,000 in cash and more than $200,000 in goods and services to the renewable energy campaign. Opponents have used the #StopSteyer hashtag in the run-up to Thursdays deadline for petition signatures. Legislative Republicans also cast him as an out-of-state billionaireŽ when they passed a law that limits the cost of not complying with renewable energy mandates. Steyer disagrees that hes dictating policy. The National Resources Defense Council, Mi Familia Vota, and various in-state health and climate groups have endorsed the initiative as a way to bring more renewable energy to Arizona. When concentrated corporate interests put themselves and their bottom line ahead of the people, I dont like that,Ž Steyer said. And thats what I suspect is happening here. And I think the people of Arizona should be asked what they think, and thats what were trying to enable.Ž Arizona is one of three states where the billionaires NextGen Climate Action group pushed ballot initiatives for higher renewable energy standards. By DENISE LAVOIEAP LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER SunPass starts getting back up to speed(News Service of Florida) „ SunPass toll transactions are starting to be processed, 22 days after a $287 million upgrade to the system was expected to be completed. The Florida Department of Transportation on Tuesday thanked customers for their patience as the SunPass Centralized Customer Service System gradually 300 tortoises, hatchlings, fish killed in barn fireSOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. (AP) „ The owner of a South Florida ranch says some 300 exotic animals have died in a “re. Blake Kaldrimoglu tells WSVN that some 200 turtle hatchlings died in the Tuesday afternoon blaze that also killed “sh and rare tortoises. Blakes Exotic Animal Ranch is in Southwest Ranches, which is west of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County. Fire crews from Southwest Ranches and nearby Davie put out the “re. Investigators said lightning may have struck the barn. They said the barn was completely made of wood. The television station reports Kaldrimoglu runs a YouTube channel where he documented life at the barn. AP PHOTOThis aerial image provided by WSVN shows reghters battling ames at Blakes Exotic Animal Ranch is in Southwest Ranches, Fla., on Tuesday. The owner of the ranch says some 300 exotic animals have died from the re. Blake Kaldrimoglu tells WSVN that some 200 turtle hatchlings died in the blaze that also killed sh and rare tortoises. Fire crews from Southwest Ranches and nearby Davie put out the re. posts tens of millions of transactions in the order they were made since the upgrades began on June 6. Late fees and penalties will not be imposed until the system is operating fully and providing the bene“ts and ease of access that SunPass customers deserve and expect,Ž Department of Transportation spokesman Ed Seifert said in a prepared statement. The work to consolidate electronic tolling authorities into a single billing system was expected to be completed on June 11. The state had warned the 6.5 million SunPass customers to ensure their pre-paid transponders had enough money on hand to cover collection once the upgrade was completed. But the conversion took longer than anticipated, with one state of“cial last week pointing to unexpected challenges.Ž The state agency said Tuesday that 4 million transactions had been processed. The system handles 4 million transactions a day, according to the state. Siefert reiterated Tuesday that the state intends to hold the vendor, Conduent, accountable for the delays. No penalties have been announced. As part of the conversion, SunPass Plus parking has been expanded from Orlando International Airport to include Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Palm Beach International Airport and Tampa International Airport. into a nearby waterway. Louisiana-based spirits company Sazerac, the distillers owner, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment. After the initial collapse last month, the company said the damaged warehouse held about 18,000 barrels. It had said up to half the barrels inside were affected by the “rst collapse.3 officers injured, gunman fatally shot in Illinois standoffSOUTH ELGIN, Ill. (AP) „ Police fatally shot a suburban Chicago man early Wednesday after he opened “re on of“cers, wounding three, during an overnight standoff. South Elgin Police Sgt. Mike Doty says 52-year-old Frank Dripps immediately “red a shotgun at of“cers as they responded to a call of shots “red at the condominium building about 40 miles northwest of Chicago late Tuesday. Doty says three of“cers were hit by gun“re and described their injuries as not life threatening. He said of“cers didnt return “re. About a dozen area police departments and two SWAT teams responded to the scene and set up a perimeter around the building, while nearby residents were evacuated from their homes, Doty said. He said Dripps barricaded himself inside a stairwell and was yelling vulgarities at police, saying he would shoot of“cers if they came at him.Ž Dripps had a ri”e with a scope in addition to the shotgun, and raised the weapons to his shoulder off and onŽ during the four-hour standoff. He “red again around 2:30 a.m. and was shot by an of“cer, Doty said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Dripps and his wife began renting the condo in the building a few months ago, the son of the condos owner said. Matthew Horne told The (Elgin) Courier that Dripps asked residents of the building to take care of his wife before the standoff began. AP PHOTOWhiskey barrels are piled in a heap Wednesday, after the rest of the Barton 1792 Distillery, a whiskey storage warehouse, collapsed in Bardstown, Kentucky. Bank restores stolen funds to oldest living WWII veteranDALLAS (Dallas Morning News) „ Bank of America has restored funds stolen from 112-year-old veteran Richard Overtons account, his family said. Overton, a World War II veteran who lives in Austin, learned his bank account had been drained Friday, his third cousin Volma Overton said. Volma Overton said the family was shocked when the bank called and asked them to come in and sign for the restored funds. A Bank of America spokeswoman con“rmed Wednesday that the bank was investigating the issue and had credited Overtons account. Austin police were also investigating, along with federal authorities. Money wasnt the only thing stolen from Richard Overton, his cousin said. His identity was taken, too. Someone set up a bogus account, got his Social Security number and accessed his personal checking account,Ž Volma Overton said. His bank account wasnt tied to his GoFundMe account, which funds his in-home care. The campaign has raised more than $430,000 since it launched in December 2016. Overton requires 24-hour care and four caretakers.NATIONAL NEWS

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The Sun /Thursday, July 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 5 MARMADUKE By Brad Anderson Cryptoquip 2011 by King Features Syndicate Challenger Yesterdays Challenger Answers DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 58-year-old woman with a long medical history of anxiety. In 2007, my doctor prescribed me clonazepam 0.5 mg to take as needed for anxiety attacks and OCD, from which I constantly suer. I have been o and on this medication until now. From late October 2017 to January 2018, I went o it for a while. Then I began having greater anxiety, so my doctor instructed me to go back on it. I have been taking it every day and now am physically dependent on it. I tried going "cold turkey," but it was awful. So I tried slowly tapering. I take one half-tablet in the morning at breakfast. My heart is constantly pounding, and I am having much diculty getting o this med. My doctor then told me that I could stay on it for the rest of my life. Is this what I should do? I have constant anxiety, along with mental illness. Clonazepam does help me to a degree, but I have read that it is not a drug to consider staying on long term. When it wears o, I get a pounding heart and some nausea, crying spells, the shakes and mild memory loss. I had a bad experience on Prozac many years ago, and I am afraid to take antidepressants. I have an appointment coming up with the doctor who originally prescribed this to me. Will I die if I taper down and go into withdrawal? Should I stay on this med for the rest of my life? I do not have a psychiatrist, but would like to see one for my OCD issues. I have mainly contamination OCD. „ G.B. ANSWER: I don't think clonazepam is a good long-term treatment for most people with anxiety of the severity you are describing, and I don't think it is working well for you. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is much discussed in television and movies, but not always accurately. As its name implies, it consists of obsessions (recurrent, persistent thoughts, such as of contamination, which you mentioned) and compulsions (repetitive rituals or behaviors that HAVE to be performed due to the obsessions): One common example is hand washing to prevent or relieve the thoughts of contamination. Many normal people have both obsessions and compulsions, but to rise to the level of a disorder, they must be very time-consuming (over an hour a day) or cause signicant distress or impairment in functioning. People can have a high degree of insight into their condition (as you seem to) or little to no insight. The combination of OCD and anxiety disorder is common, but nonetheless treatment requires familiarity with both conditions and expertise with medications. Most family doctors and internists lack sucient expertise to take care of this condition optimally (this includes me). You absolutely should have a psychiatrist helping prescribe medications, and you may benet from talk therapy as well. Clonazepam is a good medication when used judiciously. Withdrawal symptoms can be mild or severe, but death would be most unlikely. Nonetheless, medicines like clonazepam are generally not eective in treating OCD. READERS: The booklet on thyroid gland problems explains this and other common thyroid illnesses. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Roach Book No. 401 628 Virginia Dr. Orlando, FL 32803 Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery.DEAR ABBY: I have never been married. I've been perceived as a "playboy" for many years now. I don't mean to be, but when I sense the potential for a passionate romantic encounter with owers, candy, champagne, pot (and an occasional Quaalude), the urge takes over. I was never considered "hot" until I turned 50 and decided to get in shape. I had a hair transplant, a neck lift and lost 25 pounds. Shouldn't I continue to enjoy this? I'm really loving it. But I worry about the comments about my age. I look about 38. „ Max In The Midwest DEAR MAX: If you are wooing adult women with owers and candy, that's the traditional way of going about it. However, if you are using alcohol, pot and Quaaludes to render them so dizzy they can't refuse your advances, it is considered rape „ a prosecutable oense no matter how good you look for your age. DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are pregnant, and we are arguing over the gender of the baby. I won't care if it's a boy or a girl, but he is adamant that he wants a boy. He has even gone so far as to say that he will be disappointed if it isn't. We nd out the gender this month, and I'm not sure how to prepare or if we should even nd out. Help! „ Disappointed In Ohio DEAR DISAPPOINTED: Many men fantasize about having a son, a "mini-me" to teach sports to, just as many women dream of having a daughter and what her rst prom will be like or helping her to plan her wedding. When most couples have a baby, the rst thing they do is thank God the baby is born healthy. Little girls have been known to wrap their daddies around their little ngers before they are old enough to walk. The same is true for baby boys and their mothers. Please do not take your husband's spouting o so seriously; it will pass. Dear Readers: CELERY is a delicious, light and crisp vegetable. Perfectly boat-shaped to hold peanut butter, cream cheese or cottage cheese for a snack, it's also a staple of stir-fry, salads and soups, and makes a perfect palate cleanser for chicken wings, and, of course, a garnish for a bloody mary. Related to parsley, celery will stay fresh in a plastic bag for a week in the refrigerator. Wash the stalk to remove dirt, and cut o the leaves and whitish root. A serving of celery (two stalks) has a mere 15 calories, no fat and about 2 grams of ber. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: Since cellphones have to be unlocked, having emergency info stored there might not be of much help if something happened. I taped onto the back of my phone a note that says, "In an emergency or if found call: xxx.xxx.xxxx." „ Jacqueline H., via emailClonazepam not the best treatment for anxiety and OCD Late bloomer worries he is being labeled a playboy Celebrating crispy celeryHints from Heloise Dr. Roach Dear Abby

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Page 6 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Thursday, July 5, 2018 ARIES (March 21-April 19). Youll be asked to work on a job that you dont know the rst thing about. Maybe youll have to blu a little just to get things rolling, but dont pretend to know everything. Stay receptive. Ask questions. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If productivity is your only goal, you might miss out on the real pleasures of this day. The goal of being present without requiring any particular product of the moment will result in beautiful times. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Dont think you can do it? Then you must try. No... do better than try. Make a mission of it. Taking on extraordinary challenges will make you brave, strong and better in all the ways that count. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Tell them too much and theyll recoil. But tell them a little less than they really want to know and youll have them leaning forward in their attempt to sate the appetite youve whetted. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). A situation will heat up, causing you to go into hyperobservant mode. The more details you can notice, the better youll be able to take advantage of the opportunities here. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Worrying does have a benet. It causes you to be aware of possibilities and choose your course carefully. But dont agonize over heavy stu. Youre supposed to climb the mountain, not carry it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Heartache isnt a problem to solve; its a healing process. Relax and accept the feelings youve been running from. When your heart is peaceful, you move better, feel healthier and have more vitality to work with. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). People decide one anothers value based on how much benet the other person brings or could bring to them, which is totally subjective. Decide your own value, because any assessment others make will be wrong. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). On days like today, youre better o not calling it a success, a failure, or even a wash. All that matters is having the courage to continue, and you have that abundantly. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). As serious as you are about work, you may choose to socialize instead of hunker down. Theres much to learn from others, and you wont be sorry if you put companionship over business, but thats just for today. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Time and attention are not renewable resources. The moments and focus you give to other people matter, maybe more than anything else. You value what you give, and appreciate the value of what others give. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Just because youre an old soul doesnt mean you cant be naive, silly and surprised by fresh life. Today youll be wise and awoken. Youve seen it before and yet experience it as brand new. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (July 5). Youll love the swirling dance of this solar return, but this is more than a whirlwind of activity. Theres a real purpose to accomplish here. It used to be about getting your goal, but now its so much more. There are many who will work and live better when you get what you want. You cant let them down, and you wont. Taurus and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 30, 25, 8 and 39. HOROSCOPE BLONDIE By Dean Young and John Marshall BORN LOSER By Art and Chip Sansom BABY BLUES By Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott MUTTS By Patrick McDonnell DOONSBURY By Garry Trudeau

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Page 8 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Thursday, July 5, 2018 BEIRUT „ The Islamic State group says the son of its top leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed “ghting Syrian government forces. The announcement of the death of the al-Baghdadis young son appeared on the groups social media accounts late Tuesday. It included a picture of a young boy carrying a ri”e and identi“ed him as Huthaifa al-Badri. The statement, dated this month, said he was an elite “ghter, known as an inghimasi,Ž who was killed while “ghting Syrian and Russian troops at a power station in the central Homs province. It did not specify when he was killed. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitoring group, said the most recent IS operations in the area were in the “rst two weeks of June. Al-Baghdadi has been reported killed or wounded on a number of occasions but is widely believed to still be alive. Little is known about al-Baghdadis family, but a woman and a child who were said to be his wife and daughter were detained in Lebanon in 2014. IS has been driven from nearly all the territory it once controlled in Syria and Iraq, though it still maintains a presence in the Syrian desert and remote areas along the Syria-Iraq border.Islamic State says leaders son killed in Syria AP PHOTOThis undated image posted by media outlets of the Islamic State militant group, shows Huthaifa al-Badri, son of the leader of the Islamic State group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Activists protest planned West Bank demolition JERUSALEM „ Israeli police scuf”ed with activists protesting the planned demolition of a Bedouin hamlet in the West Bank on Wednesday amid international opposition to the razing of the site. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said 11 people were arrested in the disturbanceŽ including several for throwing stones at of“cers in Khan al-Ahmar. He said three of“cers were injured, including one evacuated to a hospital for treatment. Mustafa Barghouti, a Palestinian legislator, said four protesters were injured. This is a vicious, barbaric attack on peaceful demonstrators and they are trying to demolish Khan Al-Ahmar,Ž he said. Israel says the structures that make up the Khan al-Ahmar encampment of corrugated shacks and tents were illegally built and pose a threat to residents because of their proximity to a highway. Police could be seen dragging a handcuffed woman and pushing a Bedouin man. A construction vehicle ”attened earth near the site. The Bedouin village outside the Kfar Adumim settlement, is set to be demolished at an unknown date after Israels Supreme Court approved the move in May. Israel agreed to resettle the residents in an area some 7 miles away. Israel captured the territory in the 1967 Mideast war. Critics say it is nearly impossible to get a building permit from Israel and that the villages demolition and the removal of its 180 or so residents is a ploy to clear the way for new Israeli settlements. The village is located in the 60 percent of the West Bank known as Area C, which remains under exclusive Israeli control and is home to dozens of Israeli settlements. Israel places severe restrictions on Palestinian development there and home demolitions are not unusual. As part of interim peace deals in the 1990s, the West Bank was carved up into autonomous and semi-autonomous Palestinian areas, known as Areas A and B, and Area C, which is home to some 400,000 Israeli settlers. The Palestinians say that Area C, home to an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 Palestinians, is crucial to the economic development of their future state. The U.N.s main human rights body on Tuesday called on Israel to abandon the demolition plans. The French Foreign Ministry condemned the looming demolition saying it undermines the viability of a two state solutionŽ to the con”ict.By SARAH EL DEEBASSOCIATED PRESSTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS TIRANA, Albania „ Hundreds of Roman and Greek artifacts and ancient shipwrecks sitting under Albanias barely explored coastline are in danger of falling prey to looters or treasure hunters if not properly protected, researchers and archaeologists warn. James Goold, chairman of the Floridabased RPM Nautical Foundation, said the objects „ dating from the 8th century B.C. through to World War II „ would be a great tourist attraction if properly displayed in a museum. Goolds RPM has mapped out the Ionian seabed from the Greek border all along to the Vlora Bay, finding at least 22 shipwrecks from the ancient times to World War II and hundreds of ancient amphorae. Those long, narrow terracotta vessels carried olive oil and wine along trade routes between North Africa and the Roman Empire, where Albania, then Illyria, was a crossroad. The time has come to build a museum for Albanian and foreign tourists,Ž said Albanian archaeologist Neritan Ceka. Some amphorae may have already been looted „ they are not infrequently seen decorating restaurants along the Albanian coastline. Albania is trying to protect and capitalize on its rich underwater heritage, long neglected by its former communist regime, but preservation still receives scarce funding from the government in one of Europes poorest nations. The arrival of RPMs Hercules research vessel 11 years ago was a real revolution,Ž Ceka said, praising its professional divers, high-tech sonar and remotely operated underwater vehicle. RPM and a joint Albanian-Italian expedition are the only scientific underwater efforts in Albania so far, both with the governments approval. Now RPM believes its time for the notfor-profit Institute of Nautical Archaeology research organization, which is based in Texas, U.S., to explore the possibilities of excavating shipwrecks, a financially expensive and scientifically delicate process. Theres a special environment in Albania, because the coast has been so protected for so many years,Ž said INAs David Ruff, a former commander of a nuclear-powered submarine. Ruff said one of the real gems of Albania is the Butrint siteŽ „ a UNESCO-protected ancient Greek and Roman site in southernmost Albania close to the Greek border. He said INAs Virazon II research vessel will stay for a month in Albanian waters to understand the coast of Albania and if we can run a large-scale excavation here.ŽArchaeologists urge Albania to protect underwater heritageBy LLAZAR SEMINIASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOSPalestinians surround a bulldozer in Khan al-Ahmar. Critics say it is nearly impossible to get building permits, and that the residents are being removed to clear the way for Jewish settlements. Israel says the structures were illegally built and pose a threat to residents because of their proximity to a highway. AP FILE PHOTOSMarine life grows on ancient North African amphorae at the site of a 4th century A.D. shipwreck o the coast of Albania. On the seabed o the rugged shores of Albania, one of the worlds least explored underwater coastlines, lies a wealth of treasures, and resear chers are urging Albanian authorities to build a museum to display the artefacts. Maritime ecologist Derek Smith of the RPM Nautical Foundation, back left, takes measurements on sedimentation at the site of a 4th century A.D. shipwreck o the coast of Albania.ISLAMABAD „ A top diplomat from President Donald Trumps administration met with the Pakistani army chief to discuss how to ensure peace in Afghanistan following a recent cease-“re between the Taliban and Kabul, of“cials said Wednesday. Alice Wells, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state, met with Pakistani army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa. Pakistan is believed to have played a role in ensuring the first truce in Afghanistans brutal 17-year war when Kabul and insurgents separately but peacefully celebrated the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr that follows the holy month of Ramadan. However, violence later resumed. Wells visit, which took place Tuesday, came after Afghanistan stepped up efforts at finding a peaceful settlement, weeks after a U.S. drone missile killed Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah in Afghanistan Bajwa recently visited Kabul, where he met with the Afghan president Ashraf Ghani and his counterpart to assure them of Islamabads full support in reviving peace process between Kabul and the Taliban. Kabuls envoy to Islamabad, Ambassador Omar Zakhilwal, also met with Bajwa at his office in the garrison city of Rawalpindi and discussed the security situation in Afghanistan and other matters of mutual interest,Ž according to a military statement Wednesday. Relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan have witnessed ups and downs in recent years, with both sides accusing each other of not taking action against Islamic militants linked to violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan. But frequent meetings in recent weeks between high officials on both sides indicate significant improvement in relations between the two neighbors that are key allies of the United States in the war on terror.US diplomat visits Pakistan to discuss peace in AfghanistanTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOU.S. deputy assistant secretary of state, Alice Wells, meets with Pakistani army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa to discuss how to ensure peace in Afghanistan following a recent cease-re between the Taliban and Kabul, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.WORLD NEWS

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 SPORTS www.yoursun.com www.Facebook.com/SuncoastSports € @SunCoastSportsEYEING A REPEATXander Schauffele looks for repeat victory in West Virginia. Page 3INDEX | Lottery 2 | Golf 3 | MLB 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Soccer 6 By MARC TOPKINTampa Bay TimesMIAMI … The inspiring force, and somewhat of the secret weapon, in the Rays wild, weird and wacky 9 -6, 16-inning win over the Marlins was a 30-year-stocky journeyman lefthander who ended the night limping off the field and headed to the DL. It wasnt just that Vidal Nuno pitched the 14th and 15th innings, and it wasnt just that he rapped two hits, trying to stretch one into a double and knocking in a run during the Rays five-run 16th with the other, but the allout vigor and verve with which he played. It was fun, Nuno said. It was exciting. That was a long game. It was my turn to pitch, and come up to bat, too. Pretty much did my job. Actually, he did much more than that. Just ask Jake Bauers, the 22-year-old rookie first base whose two-out double in the 16th broke the hours-long 2-2 tie. I was lucky to swing; my last two at-bats I was just mentally exhausted, Bauers said. I have to thank Nuno. Watching him give it everything that he had kind of kicked me in the ass a little bit. Kind of made me say all right, this guy is out there selling out, lets end this game for him. The Rays had seen Nuno pitch effectively before, his contributions a pleasant surprise since his late May promotion from TripleA, so the two zeroes, even after allowing a leadoff double in the 15th, were somewhat expected. But theyve never seen anything like what he did with the bat in his hands.MLB: Rays Breaking throughBy GREG AUMANTampa Bay TimesJason Pierre-Paul, prepar ing for his first season with the Bucs, had a graphic reminder for his fans on Tuesday night of how important it is to be careful with fireworks while celebrating the 4th of July tonight. The Pro Bowl defensive end from USF posted a photo to Instagram showing the significant damage his right hand (you can see it here, though we warn that it is graphic) sustained when fireworks went off in his hand on July 4 three years ago. Its been 3 yrs since my accident and I can truly say Im very blessed and fortunate to be where I am in life,Ž Pierre-Paul wrote. Looking at these pictures seems unreal and crazy. How your life can change in the blink of an eye.Ž Pierre-Paul has been able to return to playing at a high level despite the injury to his hand „ he detailed the accident to Sports Illustrated in 2016. After missing much of the 2015 season recovering from his injury, he had seven sacks in 2016;NFL: BucsPierre-Paul: Be safe in celebrating 4th of JulyBy MARC TOPKINTampa Bay TimesMIAMI „ Adeiny Hecha varria truly doesnt know where he could be playing tomorrow. Or any day going forward. In bringing up Willy Adames a couple weeks ago to transition from the shortstop of the future to the present, the Rays made clear Hechavarrias time was in the past. But its not that simple, as few things with the Rays are, as they also seem determined to only ship Hechavarria out if they can get something of value in return, and not eat the close to $3 million remaining on his deal. So for now, Hechavarria splits time at short with Adames, showcasing his extraordinary defensive skills that the other 29 teams are already well aware of, and wondering what will be next. Its different, Hechavarria said. Sometimes Im thinking a lot (about it), he said. Im feeling a little sad sometimes. Its like that. Maybe tomorrow Im playing for another team. You never know. The Rays urgency to trade Hechavarria is likely to increase, and their demands to decrease, in the next few weeks leading up to the July 31 deadline for non-waiver deals. He is a free agent after the season, so getting something, even salary relief, would seem to make more sense than nothing if he walks away. Plus there could be clarity once Baltimore moves Manny Machado, as teams looking for shortstop help can be more realistic about their other options.MLB: RaysHechavarria waits, wonders about status with RaysMONICA HERNDON | TIMESNew Bucs defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, shown practicing this summer, reminded fans Tuesday to be careful when celebrating the 4th of July with fireworks. AP PHOTOThe Rays ended up with a lot to celebrate in 16-inning win over Marlins. MIAMI HERALDAdeiny Hechavarria hits an RBI double during the first inning against his former team, the Marlins, on Tuesday night. AP FILE PHOTOClemson co-offensive coordinators Tony Elliott, left, and Jeff Scott speak to the media at a news conference in Fort Lauderdale. By STEPHEN WHYNOAssociated PressOXON HILL, Md. „ Camera lighting made beads of sweat emerge from Tony Elliotts forehead as he fielded questions ranging from football philosophy to something he could share about his private life. The Clemson cooffensive coordinator paused, smiled and couldnt hide his joy about riding an all-terrain vehicle through the woods. The walls broke down as Elliott made a human connection with mock interviewer Jon Oliver in the best possible preparation he can get for a head coaching job. Despite helping the Tigers win a national title, Elliott has never interviewed for a head coaching job. Two phone calls,Ž Elliott said. College football as a public entity cant institute a Rooney Rule like the NFL, which compels teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching jobs. So instead of focusing all its efforts on the schools, the NCAA is putting some of its rising coaching candidates through its Champion Forum to better prepare them for the interview process. It is an effort to increase the diversity in the Power Five conferences and across the country. You cant shame people into hiring people,Ž said Oliver, a former University of Virginia athletics administrator who now works with the Champion Forum. You cant tell (schools) what they need to be doing. But what we can do is make sure (the candidates) are ready.Ž Minorities make up only 19 p ercent of Division I head football coaches and less across the Power Five conferences: the ACC, SEC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac 12. In contrast, 61 percent of Division I players are minorities.COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Head CoachingNCAA preparing minority candidates SEE NCAA, 3By HOWARD FENDRICHAssociated PressLONDON „ Caroline Wozniacki complained about the flying insects at Wimbledon, demanding that bug spray be brought to the court. She wondered aloud whether play should be halted because of a brief drizzle. And the No. 2-seeded Wozniacki was not exactly gracious in defeat after staving off five match points, but not the sixth, in what became a 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 loss to 35th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the second round at the All England Club on Wednesday. The reigning Australian Open champions latest lackluster showing at Wimbledon made her the fifth top-eight seeded woman to exit by the end of Day 3.TENNIS: WimbledonBugs, lucky foe send No. 2 seed Wozniacki out of Wimbledon SEE TENNIS, 3 SEE BUCS, 3 SEE HECHAVARRIA, 3The secret to Rays 16-inning success vs. MarlinsSEE RAYS, 3

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By STEVEN WINEAssociated PressMIAMI „ Needing a good nights sleep, Jose Urena left the ballpark shortly after midnight Wednesday before the end of the Miami Marlins 16-inning loss to Tampa Bay, monitoring the game on his phone as he drove home. That made him perhaps the best-rested player when the teams returned to the field barely 12 hours later. And it showed. Urena and three relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Marlins bounced back from their marathon loss to beat Tampa Bay 3-0. J.T. Riddle singled, tripled and homered. There is a little bit of a hangover. Im not going to lie,Ž Riddle said. You play 16 innings like that, and you come in eight hours later and have to play again, the body doesnt feel the greatest. But its part of your job.Ž While both teams were dragging, Urena looked fresh in his first outing since June 20, when he was sidelined by right shoulder impingement. He pitched five scoreless innings and struck out six before departing for a pinch hitter after throwing 78 pitches. Everything was good,Ž Urena said. I felt I could go longer, but I havent thrown that much the past 12 or 13 days.Ž Drew Rucinski (4-1) pitched two scoreless innings for his second win in the series. Brad Ziegler pitched around a walk in the ninth to earn his 10th save. The Marlins took the series and went 5-5 on their longest homestand of the year. The Rays lost for only the third time in the past 12 games. Riddles RBI triple in the sixth put the Marlins ahead. The ball appeared catchable, but sailed over the head of center fielder Kevin Kiermaier near the wall. Riddle added his fifth homer in the eighth. Three Rays „ Kiermaier, Daniel Robertson and Jake Bauers „ started after playing all 16 innings Tuesday. 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King George V watched the Navy triumph in the Army versus Navy World Series on Independence Day in 1918 in London. The Newport Gulls game Wednesday night in Newport, Rhode Island, will begin with Sims grandson throwing the first pitch to great grandchildren of men who played for the Navy in the championship. Artifacts will be displayed, including a baseball the king signed, commemorative watch presented to the winning players and the 1918 scorecard. The U.S. Naval War College and the Naval History and Heritage Command organized it to teach people about history in a different way. You know how important this history is, but sometimes people dont have a point of relevance to understand,Ž said David Kohnen, who oversees the colleges John B. Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research and the Naval War College Museum. This is one way for us to bring the past to a contemporary relevance for a wider audience.Ž Kohnen said its notable that on July Fourth, as America was celebrating its independence from England, the British monarch celebrated American culture with troops at the 1918 game. Michael Falcone, director of baseball operations for the Newport Gulls, said the theme seemed like a perfect fit since the team was playing on the holiday. The Newport Gulls is a summer collegiate baseball team. BASEBALL: Rhode IslandJuly Fourth baseball game pays tribute to WWI baseball gameBy JOSEPH WILSONAssociated PressSAINT-MARS-LAREORTHE, France „ Chris Froome has asked Tour de France fans to let him race in peace, even if they doubt the recent ruling that cleared him of doping allegations. The British cyclist has been targeted by spectators in the past. During the 2015 Tour, he said a man threw a cup of urine at him while yelling doperŽ. With the latest edition beginning on Saturday, five days after the International Cycling Union finally ruled Froome had won last years Spanish Vuelta cleanly, the four-time Tour winner offered an alternative way for skeptical fans to show their distrust. Support the race in a positive way, dont bring negativity,Ž he said on Wednesday in western France. In terms of safety I obviously would encourage fans of the sport to come watch the race, and if you are not necessarily a Chris Froome fan or a Sky fan, come to the race and put a jersey on of another team you do support. That would be my advice.Ž A cloud hung over Froome after a urine sample taken during the Vuelta in September showed a concentration of the asthma drug salbutamol that was twice the permitted level. After months of silence, the UCI said Froomes result did not represent an adverse finding, which could have led him to be stripped of his Vuelta victory, and a suspension. The UCIs ruling ensured he could compete at the Tour after race organizer ASO had informed Team Sky it would forbid Froome from entering until the doping case was decided. His use of asthma medication has been well documented and he often uses inhalers during races. Froome said he understands it may take time for fans to believe he is not a cheat. But that data is available, and I would like to think that as people understand that more, they will understand my decision to keep on racing knowing I have certainly done nothing wrong,Ž Froome said. Of course it has been damaging. As it is right now Im just happy to draw a line in the sand and move on and focus on bike racing.Ž UCI president David Lappartient has also issued a call for calm. (Froome) has the right to operate in a safe environment. I have heard calls, sometimes completely irrational, to violence on the Tour de France,Ž Lappartient said. I cannot accept that and I call on all spectators to protect all the athletes and to respect the judicial decision so that Chris Froome can compete in a safe and serene environment.ŽCYCLING: Tour de FranceFroome calls on skeptical fans to let him ride Tour in peaceAP PHOTOTampa Bay Rays Jesus Sucre pours water on his face as he stands in the dugout during the fifth inning Wednesday in Miami. MLB: Marlins 3, Rays 0Marlins bounce back from 16-inning loss to beat RaysBy BRIAN MAHONEYAssociated PressNEW YORK „ The NBA estim ates an increase of 40,000 miles of travel in the postseason if it scrapped its current conference format and took the top 16 teams. Calls to change the system were renewed this week when LeBron James left Cleveland for the Los Angeles Lakers, which could create another strong Western Conference team, where both Houston and Golden State finished above .700. The only team in the Eastern Conference with a similar record was Toronto. Houston and Golden State met in a thrilling West final before the Warriors swept the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. Commissioner Adam Silver has said ideally there would be a format allowing the two best teams to meet for the title, but he has repeatedly expressed concern about the additional travel that would be created if teams were seeded 1 to 16 in the postseason, instead of the current format in which its the top eight teams in each conference. I think, as Ive said in the past, the obstacle is travel, and its not tradition in my mind, at least,Ž Silver said at the All-Star break. Its that as weve added an extra week to the regular season, as weve tried to reduce the number of back-to-backs, that we are concerned about teams crisscrossing the country in the first round, for example. We are just conce rned about the overall travel that we would have in the top 16 teams.ŽNBA: PlayoffsNBA estimates 40,000 more travel miles in a top-16 postseason format

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Wozniacki said Makarova got a little luckyŽ and added, I would be very surprised if you saw her go far.Ž Asked what she thought of those remarks, Makarova laughed and replied: Well, I dont know what to say. Yeah, maybe I was lucky today. Good for me. Thanks, God.Ž While both Williams sisters moved into the third round, as did past U.S. Open runners-up Madison Keys and Karolina Pliskova, among the women, and Roger Federer won 35 consecutive points on his serve while extending his Wimbledon set streak to 26 in a row, it was Wozniackis departure that counted as the closest thing to big news on Wednesday. She is a former No. 1 who recently claimed her first Grand Slam title. She won a grass-court tuneup tournament last weekend. She had managed to convince herself this was going to be her year to shine at the All England Club, the only major where shes never been past the fourth round. In addition to her title on the hard courts in Australia, shes twice been the runner-up on that surface at the U.S. Open, and shes been a quarterfinalist twice on the French Opens red clay. But a game that is principally predicated on defense can be harder to make work on the speedy grass, where Makarova produced twice as many winners Wednesday, 46-23. Its frustrating,Ž Wozniacki said, because I feel like I could have gone and done something really great here.Ž Instead, its the fourth time in the past seven years that shes out in the first or second round. She almost put together quite a comeback, though. After trailing 5-1 in the third set, Wozniacki broke twice when Makarova served for the match. The second time, at 5-3, Makarova was within a point of victory four times, but was unable to convert, wasting one of those opportunities with a double-fault. Once Wozniacki pulled even in the last set by holding at love, Makarova gave herself a bit of a talking-to. At 5-all, I said to myself: OK, calm down. Start over,Ž recounted Makarova, a former top-10 player who twice has been a major semifinalist and got to the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 2014. From deuce in that game, she picked up six of the last seven points. Earlier in the match, Wozniacki was buggin out about the bugs that also showed up last year at the tournament. She insisted that something needed to be done about them. Makarova, too, called the scene a little bit strange and differentŽ and a little bit uncomfortable.Ž That word also described how Makarovas left-handed game made Wozniacki feel. I had a chance today. I fought all I had. Im out. Thats it,Ž said Wozniacki, who actually won more total points, 94-91. Its life sometimes. You just have to keep working and come back. And hopefully next time, luck will be on my side.Ž last year, he had 8.5 sacks, with 68 tackles in more than 1,000 defensive snaps. One of the greatest American traditions in celebrating 4th of July is with fireworks,Ž he wrote Tuesday night. Unfortunately, tomorrow someone will be injured playing with fireworks. We are celebrating the birthday of our great nation. Im glad to still be alive to show you the outcome of what happened to me. Please dont feel sorry for me, trust me your boy fine even with missing fingers lol. Be safe out there otherwise, this can be y ou.Ž Pierre-Paul has made fireworks safety a priority since his accident. Heres a public service announcement video he made two years ago, also showing the damage to his hand as a reminder for fans to be careful. The Bucs are hoping Pierre-Paul is part of a major upgrade on the defensive line, as they sent the Giants a third-round pick to acquire him and will pay him $12.5 million this season. Tampa Bay also used its first-round pick on DT Vita Vea and signed DE Vinny Curry, DT Beau Allen and DT Mitch Unrein in free agency, adding a new defensive line coach in Brentson Buckner as well.By JOHN RABYAssociated PressDecisions by most of the worlds elite golfers to skip the PGA Tours stop in West Virginia have been a boost for younger players like Xander Schauffele. Schauffele had a one-stroke victory over Robert Streb at The Greenbrier resort last season, which ended with the 24-year-old from San Diego winning the Tour Championship and earning Rookie of the Year honors. This year, nearly all of the two dozen rookies on the tour are in the field at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, which starts Thursday on the Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Chances are good that one or more of them could be near the top of the leaderboard. Four of the tournaments seven champions have been first-time winners, including three rookies. Schauffele likes his chances, too. He is part of the successful high school class of 2011 that includes Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger. Schauffele pointed out that Spieth won the John Deere Classic in 2013 and 2015, Thomas won in Malaysia in 2015 and 2016, and Berger at the St. Jude Classic in 2016 and 2017. I feel like I want to join that group,Ž Schauffele said Wednesday. But Schauffele has missed the cut in three of his last four tournaments after finishing tied for second at The Players Championship. At No. 24 in the world, hes among five players ranked in the top 30 at The Greenbrier. The others are Bubba Watson (No. 13), Phil Mickelson (No. 20), Webb Simpson (No. 21) and Brian Harman (No. 26). Five from the top 15 in the FedEx Cup are competing. Watson, a three-time winner this season, and Mickelson own vacation homes at The Greenbrier Sporting Club. The Greenbrier Classic, typically held around Independence Day, was renamed last month in honor of the nations active and past members of the military, who are being given free admission. It would be a huge accomplishment to win here in front of my home crowd,Ž Watson said. What a dream that would be, my dad was in the military so now weve got the name of the tournament. It just would mean a lot for my family to honor my late dad.Ž Its the first tournament for Mickelson since the U.S. Open, when he intentionally violated golf rules by hitting a moving ball on the 13th green in the third round. He later apologized, saying his anger and frustration got the best of him. The West Virginia stop could see a change when the PGA Tour reveals its full schedule this month for the next FedEx Cup season. The tournament at Sam Sneads former playground in White Sulphur Springs is under contract through 2021. Watson, for one, wouldnt mind seeing a schedule change. From a business standpoint, he said the Fourth of July holiday always is a hectic time at The Greenbrier, so moving the tournament to later in the year, especially with the areas spectacular fall foliage on display, would give the resort yet another busy week. Ive always thought that the fall would be great,Ž he said. The Sun / Thursday, July 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 3BUCSFrom Page 1AP PHOTOCaroline Wozniacki of Denmark shakes her head to avoid the flying insects on court Wednesday in London. In the 15th, batting with one out, he laced a single to left, then decided to go for more, racing toward second and then sliding in head first, only to be tagged out. In the 16th, after Bauers knocked in the first two, Nuno followed with a single to right, the hamstring grabbing as he ran to first. What a performance on his part; that was amazing,Ž Rays manager Kevin Cash said. When he got thrown out at second base, I said just watching that was worth the out. It was entertaining.Ž There were plenty of interesting moments as the game unfolded over 5 hours, 31 minutes, ending around 12:45 a.m., and ranking as the longest road game in Tampa Bay franchise history by innings and matching the second longest overall. The Rays used 22 players total (all but Matt Andriese, who now starts Wednesday, plus Diego Castillo and Blake Snell), having reliever Sergio Romo hit, starter Nathan Eovaldi pinchrun and catcher Jesus Sucre pitch (for the third time in his career), trying to get the final three outs, but needing to summon Jose Alvarado to help finish it off as they improved to 43-42. There were a lot of people doing things they were not used to doing,Ž Bauers said. To keep it scoreless for that long until we could break through. ƒ overall, just an incredible team effort. And not all good. Starter Ryan Yarbrough allowed a two-run single to opposing starter Trevor Richards and got lifted for a pinchhitter in the fourth. Outfielder Mallex Smith got benched for missing a red-light sign and running into a double play in the fourth. Carlos Gomez pushed a safety squeeze bunt into the air and Daniel Robertson got doubled off third to end the 13th. Kiermaier came up with two on in the 16th and ripped a ball at shortstop J.T. Riddle that got turned into an odd 6-4-5 double play. Typically in a 16-inning game there are going to be some ugly things, third baseman Matt Duffy said, and there was today.Ž The guys kept grinding through,Ž Cash said. Both teams grinded a long time, some odd matchups, some unique situations that came about, presented themselves. But ultimately we found a way to win. Nuno, who became the first AL reliever to have two hits and get the win in a game since advent of the DH, was asked what did he enjoy more, getting the third and fourth hits of his major-league career, or his eighth win? Both, actually, he said. When the runner was in scoring position, I had to crunch down and not five up the run. ƒ (The ball I hit) was a little flare right there, I got out of the box pretty good, and just took a chance right there. It was close. In the end I just had a great time out there.ŽRAYSFrom Page 1While having him in the lineup may give the Rays a better chance to win that game, every time he starts is one less opportunity for Adames, who has gotten some playing time at second, to get the experience he needs. Manager Kevin Cash praised Hechavarria for how he has handled the matter. Hech is a guy used to playing every single day for good reason, he said. He deserves to play every single day. We tried to do everything we could, myself and Charlie (Montoyo, the Spanish-speaking bench/infield coach) talking to him, being honest about the situation. I know our front office has spoken with his agent, trying to be honest. I think thats all you can do. I think its up to the player, how they want to decide. I know Hech wants to play every day. Its probably not going to happen. But were going to do, Im going to do everything I can to keep him consistently in the lineup and on a good routine.Ž Hechavarria has been enjoying the series with the Marlins, as he played the previous 4 seasons in Miami, and has an offseason home and relatives, including his parents, in the area. And he has played well, with several dazzling defensive plays and RBIs in each of the first two games. I feel great, he said. This is awesome. My first time this happened to me.Ž As for the best part of his return? A lot of favorite memories, he said. My teammates. The Cuban people that are here. And the food „ a lot of food.ŽHECHAVARRIAFrom Page 1The Champion Forum has helped Penn States James Franklin, Vanderbilts Derek Mason, Stanfords David Shaw, Arizonas Kevin Sumlin and others get head jobs, with the aim of pushing along the next generation. Elliott, Michigan assistant head coach Pep Hamilton, LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, Florida State defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett, South Carolina offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon and Navy offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper are all part of the latest class. Picked by their conferences and schools to go through the program, theyre all in Phase 2, which includes one-on-one mock interviews, conversations with search firms and information about contracts and what to expect from being a head coach. Its just the knowledge of what goes into becoming a head coach, what (athletic directors) look for, what search firms look for,Ž said Jasper, who has been a candidate for jobs at Georgia Southern, Yale and Rice during his time at Navy. Having those tools in our toolbox now and know what people look for, now we can address those issues and work on getting better at it.Ž Jasper and Elliott had back-to-back mock interviews with their wives seated a few feet away. Oliver played the role of the interviewer for a job at a fictional Atlantic University in Florida, firing questions at each coach about a head job and asking if they had any questions of their own. Afterward, Oliver critiqued them on everything from how fast they were talking to what they shouldnt have said. Oliver has seen coaches go from not being able to finish answers to having a better idea of what to expect the next time the phone rings about an opening. Had I not gone through this process, I wouldnt know what I was getting into,Ž Elliott said. I wouldnt have been encouraged to go prepare in the areas where I needed to prepare to ultimately be successful. Because at the end of the day, its not just becoming a head coach. Its being a successful head coach and building a successful program.Ž The success of coaches like Franklin helps because Oliver is well aware that minority coaches who dont succeed are less likely to get a second chance. In his eight years running the Champion Forum, director of NCAA leadership development Curtis Hollomon has seen progress with more minority coaches being in the mix for openings. What weve seen is the awareness of these coaches,Ž Hollomon said. Thats one of the main things that were trying to do: let them know that these coaches are out there, theyre in these positions and theyre ready when the opportunities present themselves.Ž The program includes two steps of interview training, video clips to show strengths and weaknesses, and an in-person follow-up by former Washington Redskins general manager Charley Casserly and other officials. This year, the NCAA invited the coordinators wives to sit in on the program and welcomed their input. It made me realize how much he has grown,Ž said Elliotts wife, Tameka. Just watch ing him grow and seeing his transition and seeing how he has to interact with more people than he was used to interacting with „ not just the player and the family. Now youve got the AD and fundraisers, stuff like that.ŽNCAAFrom Page 1TENNISFrom Page 1AP FILE PHOTOXander Schauffele plays his shot from the fourth tee during the final round of the U.S. Open in Southampton, N.Y. GOLF: A Military Tribute at The GreenbrierSchau ele looks for repeat win in West Virginia

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Thamesrf300010.242 Knebelp000000--Yelichlf-rf401000.288 Aguilar1b400002.303 Shaw3b312100.244 Jeffressp000000--b-Braunph-lf100001.240 Miller2b311100.272 Pinac200010.225 Orfss311100.125 Sogardss000000.134 Broxtoncf300001.200 Andersonp201001.130 Perez3b100000.238 TOTALS2936325 MINNESOTA000000101„261 MILWAUKEE01000020X„360 a-struckoutforBerriosinthe8th.b-struck outforJeffressinthe8th. E„Dozier(8).LOB„Minnesota4,Milwaukee 4.2B„Mauer(13),Dozier(16).HR„Escobar (13),offKnebel;Shaw(15),offBerrios; Miller(7),offBerrios;Orf(1),offBerrios. RBIs„Escobar(50),Polanco(1),Shaw(49), Miller(28),Orf(1).SB„Polanco(1),Broxton (2).CS„Escobar(3). DP„Minnesota2(Kepler,Polanco), (Polanco,Dozier,Mauer);Milwaukee1 (Pina,Orf). MINNESOTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Berrios,L,8-7753323973.54 Duke.210001112.90 Reed.10000164.15 MILWAUKEEIPHRERBBSONPERA Anderson6.13 1115873.99 Jffrss,W,6-1,BS,4-71.21 000123 1.07 Knebel,S,10-1212 1100123.32 Inheritedrunners-scored„Reed1-0,Jeffress 1-1. T„2:35.A„36,700(41,900).PHILLIES4,ORIOLES1BALTIMOREABRHBIBBSOAVG. Beckham3b412010.217 Jonescf402101.287 Machadoss300011.308 Trumborf400001.262 Davis1b401003.154 Schoop2b402001.202 Mancinilf300002.227 Hessp000000.000 Brittonp000000--b-Valenciaph100000.273 Siscoc300002.204 Ramirezp200001.000 Rickardlf100010.200 TOTALS33171312 PHILADELPHIAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hernandez2b400000.263 Hoskinslf400000.249 Herreracf400000.276 Santana1b110020.223 Williamsrf221211.236 Kingeryss311002.224 Alfaroc300101.246 Franco3b301000.263 Nolap200002.059 a-Altherrph100001.173 Aranop000000--Totals2743337 BALTIMORE001000000„171 PHILADELPHIA00002020X„430 a-struckoutforNolainthe7th.b-linedout forBrittoninthe9th. E„Davis(3).LOB„Baltimore9,Philadel p hia 2.2B„Jones(20),Schoop(12),Kingery(16). HR„Williams(10),offHess.RBIs„Jones (33),Williams2(28),Alfaro(17).SB„ Machado(7).CS„Beckham(1),Santana (1). BALTIMOREIPHRERBBSONPERA Ramirez,L,0-251 2124652.51 Hess222213456.06 Britton10 0000185.59 PHILADELPHIAIPHRERBBSONPERA Nola,W,11-277 11291032.41 Arano,S,1-120 0013362.32 HBP„Nola(Sisco). T„2:55.A„30,943(43,647).ATHLETICS4,PADRES2SANDIEGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Margotcf401001.236 Hosmer1b300010.267 Myersdh200020.268 Renfroerf310010.252 Villanueva3b412201.231 Pirela2b300000.260 c-Asuajeph101000.211 Ellisc301000.320 d-Spangenbergph100001.238 Galvisss402000.236 Jankowskilf400000.282 TOTALS3227243 OAKLANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Fowlercf201010.250 a-Canhaph-cf100001.255 Joycelf300001.203 b-Pinderph-lf100000.249 Lowrie2b210021.291 Davisdh412100.239 Olson1b210021.236 Piscottyrf403300.257 Chapman3b300000.244 Semienss400000.249 Phegleyc210011.241 TOTALS2846465 SANDIEGO020000000„270 OAKLAND01100002X„460 a-struckoutforFowlerinthe7th.b-”ied outforJoyceinthe7th.c-singledforPirela inthe9th.d-struckoutforEllisinthe9th. LOB„SanDiego7,Oakland7.2B„ Galvis(15),Davis(16),Piscotty3(22). HR„Villanueva(17),offManaea.RBIs„ Villanueva2(41),Davis(57),Piscotty3(36). DP„SanDiego2(Pirela,Galvis,Hosmer), (Villanueva,Pirela);Oakland2(Semien, Lowrie,Olson),(Chapman,Lowrie,Olson). SANDIEGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Perdomo5.24 2243916.86 Cimber.20 000143.38 Castillo,L,1-2.20 1111202.84 Stammen12 1110172.68 OAKLANDIPHRERBBSONPERA Manaea74 2221843.33 Buchter.11 000022.51 Trivino,W,7-1.20 0020111.49 Trnen,S,22-2412 0002130.84 Castillopitchedto1batterinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Cimber2-0, Stammen1-1,Trivino1-0.HBP„Perdomo (Chapman).WP„Perdomo. T„2:33.A„14,408(46,765).ANGELS7,MARINERS4LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. Calhounrf523300.180 Simmonsss501001.316 Troutcf311020.310 Uptonlf501100.252 Pujols1b512100.249 Ohtanidh422000.287 Valbuena3b402210.216 Maldonadoc500002.239 Fletcher2b411001.311 TOTALS40713734 SEATTLEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Gordon2b401001.280 Segurass400011.330 Hanigerrf-cf511002.269 Cruzdh401102.273 Seager3b412202.239 Healy1b412102.252 Gamellf-rf300012.294 Herrmannc200001.188 a-Zuninoph-c101010.189 Herediacf211001.229 b-Spanph-lf201001.261 TOTALS354104315 LOSANGELES010212010„7131 SEATTLE020001010„4102 a-walkedforHerrmanninthe7th.b-struck outforHerediainthe7th. E„Richards(1),Segura(10),Herrmann (1).LOB„LosAngeles10,Seattle8.2B„ Simmons(15),Trout(17),Pujols(14),Ohtani (9),Valbuena(7),Fletcher(2),Haniger(16), Span(13).HR„Calhoun(5),offRumbelow Seager(16),offRichardsHealy(17),off Richards.RBIs„Calhoun3(19),Upton(45), Pujols(46),Valbuena2(30),Cruz(53), Seager2(53),Healy(41).SB„Valbuena(2). CS„Segura(7).S„Gordon. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Los Angeles8(Simmons,Upton,Pujols2, Maldonado4)Seattle5(Segura2,Haniger 2,Seager).RISP„LosAngeles6for17 Seattle2for12. Runnersmovedup„Valbuena,Upton.FIDP„ Ohtani.GIDP„Segura. DP„LosAngeles1(Valbuena,Fletcher, Pujols)Seattle1(Gordon,Gamel). LOSANGELESIPHRERBBSONPERA Richrds,W,5-45.14 321880 3.42 Bedrosian,H,6.21 000216 3.32 Alvarez01001092.95 Robles,H,310 001216 5.04 Anderson12 110324 3.86 Parker,S,10-1212 000018 3.05 SEATTLEIPHRERBBSONPERA Leake,L,8-549431487 4.11 Rumbelow22 221030 4.26 Bradford11 000016 2.73 Vincent11 101023 4.10 Elias10 000011 1.46 Leakepitchedto3battersinthe5th. Alvarezpitchedto2battersinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Bedrosian2-1, Robles2-0,Rumbelow2-0.WP„Anderson. Umpires„Home,BrianGormanFirst,Mike MuchlinskiSecond,AdrianJohnsonThird, TrippGibson. T„3:33.A„39,518(47,943).METS6,BLUEJAYS3NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Nimmocf311121.265 Bautistarf511101.222 Cabrera2b402100.284 Confortolf301110.224 Floresdh412001.264 Frazier3b412201.222 Smith1b400001.222 Plaweckic321011.233 Reyesss400002.173 TOTALS34610648 TORONTOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Grandersonrf500001.248 Hernandezlf401001.261 Solarte3b401000.250 Smoak1b400001.229 Moralesdh433101.238 Martinc303010.178 Grichukcf400001.205 GurrielJr.2b401200.226 Diazss400000.239 TOTALS3639315 NEWYORK001050000„6100 TORONTO010101000„390 LOB„NewYork5,Toronto7.2B„Flores(13), Plawecki(9),Solarte(18),Morales(11). HR„Frazier(10),offStromanMorales(9), offOswalt.RBIs„Nimmo(26),Bautista(19), Cabrera(48),Conforto(26),Frazier2(32), Morales(27),GurrielJr.2(13).CS„Frazier (1). Runnersleftinscoringposition„NewYork 3(Conforto,Flores,Plawecki)Toronto3 (Smoak,GurrielJr.,Diaz).RISP„NewYork4 for10Toronto1for7. Runnersmovedup„Reyes.GIDP„Cabrera, Frazier. DP„Toronto2(GurrielJr.,Diaz,Smoak), (GurrielJr.,Diaz,Smoak). NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA Oswalt452212657.94 Lugo,W,3-333 1102372.70 Blevins,H,5.210001114.79 Gsellman,H,9.10 000014.41 Familia,S,16-2010 0000103.28 TORONTOIPHRERBBSONPERA Stroman,L,1-64.26 6642856.50 Santos1.12 0002 1718.00 Loup110002183.94 Cruz210002280.00 Inheritedrunners-scored„Gsellman1-0, Santos2-1.WP„Oswalt,Cruz.PB„Martin (2). Umpires„Home,D.J.ReyburnFirst,Ryan BlakneySecond,SamHolbrookThird,Jim Wolf. T„2:46.A„26,038(53,506).REDS7,WHITESOX4CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Moncada2b411202.229 Sanchez3b401101.257 Abreu1b300011.265 A.Garciarf301010.289 Palkalf411103.235 Smithc301000.333 Rondonp000000--Cedenop000000--b-L.Garciaph101000.279 Volstadp000000--Minayap000000--Andersonss411002.252 Engelcf412000.224 Coveyp100001.000 Avilanp100001.000 Narvaezc200001.254 TOTALS34494212 CINCINNATIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Scheblercf-rf410012.276 Barnhartc500001.259 Votto1b412002.294 Gennett2b411100.331 Hughesp000000--Suarez3b422001.308 Winkerrf312200.277 1-Hamiltonpr-cf000000.213 Duvalllf310001.203 Perazass201220.275 Romanop100100.037 Garrettp000000.000 a-Lorenzenph-p100001.571 Blandino2b100000.221 TOTALS3278638 CHICAGO002110000„491 CINCINNATI00060001X„780 a-struckoutforGarrettinthe6th.b-singled forCedenointhe8th. 1-ranforWinkerinthe6th. E„Volstad(1).LOB„Chicago5,Cincinnati7. 2B„Sanchez(16),A.Garcia(6),Winker(12). HR„Moncada(11),offRomanoPalka(10), offRomano.RBIs„Moncada2(40),Sanchez (39),Palka(28),Gennett(57),Winker2(35), Peraza2(29),Romano(1).SB„Anderson (19).CS„Engel(3).S„Romano. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Chicago2 (Abreu,Anderson)Cincinnati4(Schebler, Barnhart2,Lorenzen).RISP„Chicago3for8 Cincinnati4for11. DP„Cincinnati1(Barnhart,Peraza). CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Covey,L,3-43.256612785.54 Avilan1.10 0003184.15 Rondon11 0012217.71 Cedeno11 0000140.77 Volstad.21 1011274.93 Minaya.10000044.02 CINCINNATIIPHRERBBSONPERA Romano,W,5-856 4406955.40 Garrett,H,17110002202.89 Lorenzen,H,51.110012202.08 Hughes,S,6-71.21 0012271.37 Inheritedrunners-scored„Avilan1-0, Minaya3-0,Hughes1-0.HBP„Covey (Duvall),Volstad(Hamilton).WP„Romano. Umpires„Home,GaryCederstromFirst, SeanBarberSecond,StuScheurwaterThird, EricCooper. T„3:22.A„24,442(42,319).ASTROS5,RANGERS4,10INNINGSHOUSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Springercf-rf400013.251 Bregman3b401111.279 Altuve2b511000.332 Gurriel1b422100.296 Gattisdh401100.249 Reddickrf-lf413210.271 Gonzalezss410010.227 Federowiczc401010.214 Kemplf400000.301 Marisnickcf000000.188 TOTALS3759554 TEXASABRHBIBBSOAVG. Choodh412100.289 Andrusss512000.268 Mazararf500003.274 Profar3b422100.244 Odor2b401111.236 Chirinosc401112.210 Gallolf-1b500003.191 Guzman1b402001.238 1-Ruapr-lf000000.186 DeShieldscf301001.232 TOTALS384114211 HOUSTON0003100001„591 TEXAS0130000000„4112 1-ranforGuzmaninthe8th. E„Federowicz(1),Profar(14),Martin(1). LOB„Houston9,Texas9.2B„Gurriel(21), Federowicz(2),Odor(10),Chirinos(12). HR„Reddick(8),offMinorGurriel(5),off MinorChoo(16),offCole.RBIs„Bregman (54),Gurriel(39),Gattis(57),Reddick2 (25),Choo(41),Profar(45),Odor(22), Chirinos(35).SB„Reddick(4),Profar(7). SF„Gattis.S„Choo,DeShields. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Houston 5(Altuve3,Federowicz2)Texas7(Choo, Mazara3,Gallo2,Guzman).RISP„Houston 2for7Texas2for12. Runnersmovedup„Gattis,Chirinos.GIDP„ Gonzalez2,Chirinos. DP„Houston1(Gonzalez,Altuve,Gurriel) Texas2(Andrus,Odor,Guzman),(Andrus, Odor,Guzman). HOUSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Cole5844271082.70 Harris120001184.02 McHugh,W,4-031 0001450.90 Giles,S,12-1210 0002113.94 TEXASIPHRERBBSONPERA Minor674334974.63 Leclerc10 000092.35 Diekman11 000093.68 Kela100000123.30 Martin,L,1-211 1120264.32 HBP„Cole(Profar),Martin(Gurriel).WP„ Cole.PB„Federowicz(1). Umpires„Home,QuinnWolcottFirst,Jeff KelloggSecond,JamesHoyeThird,Marvin Hudson. T„3:33.A„43,592(49,115).ROCKIES1,GIANTS0SANFRANCISCOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hernandezcf400002.276 Belt1b401001.297 McCutchenrf301012.259 Poseyc200020.289 Slaterlf300001.300 d-Crawfordph100000.310 Hansonss300001.280 Panik2b300000.241 Tomlinson3b201001.221 a-Hundleyph100001.263 Sandoval3b000000.256 Suarezp200001.000 b-Jacksonph100000.245 Watsonp000000--TOTALS29030310 COLORADOABRHBIBBSOAVG. LeMahieu2b402000.279 Blackmoncf301011.275 Arenado3b401002.312 Storyss402000.279 Desmondlf-1b400001.215 Iannettac311100.244 Cuevasrf300000.250 Valaika1b300000.133 Parralf000000.305 Andersonp200002.138 c-Murphyph100000.313 Davisp000000--TOTALS3117116 SANFRANCISCO000000000„030 COLORADO00000010X„170 a-struckoutforTomlinsoninthe8th. b-groundedoutforSuarezinthe8th.c-”ied outforAndersoninthe8th.d-linedoutfor Slaterinthe9th. LOB„SanFrancisco5,Colorado7.2B„ LeMahieu(18).HR„Iannetta(7),offSuarez. RBIs„Iannetta(21). Runnersleftinscoringposition„San Francisco1(Crawford)Colorado4(Story, Desmond3).RISP„SanFrancisco0for1 Colorado3for8. Runnersmovedup„Blackmon. GIDP„Suarez. DP„Colorado1(Arenado,Story,Valaika). SANFRANCISCOIPHRERBBSONPERA Suarez,L,3-575 1106893.92 Watson12 0010221.60 COLORADOIPHRERBBSONPERA Anderson,W,6-382 0029933.90 Davis,S,25-2911 0011214.15 Umpires„Home,BillMillerFirst,Todd TichenorSecond,AlanPorterThird,Angel Hernandez. T„2:15.A„48,158(50,398).BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSRedSox3,Nationals0: Struggling out“elderJackieBradleyJr.drovein tworuns,EduardoRodriguezstruck outsixinsixscorelessinnings. Yankees6,Braves2: Giancarlo Stantonhitathree-runhomer,and CCSabathiapitchedsixeffective innings. Marlins3,Rays0: JoseUrenaand threerelieverscombinedona four-hitter,andMiamishookoffthe hangoverfroma16-inningloss. Cubs5,Tigers2: JavierBaezstole homeandWillsonContrerashitatiebreakinghomertoleadChicagopast Detroitforitssixthstraightvictory. Phillies4,Orioles1: AaronNolastuck outnineinsevensplendidinnings. Athletics4,Padres2: Stephen Piscottydoubledthreetimesandhad threeRBIforOakland.. Brewers3,Twins2: NateOrfhita solohomerinMilwaukeestwo-run seventhaftergoinghitlessinhis“rst sevenmajorleagueat-bats. Angels7,Mariners4: KoleCalhoun homeredanddroveinthreerunsas theAngelssnappedtheMariners eight-gamewinningstreak. Mets6,BlueJays3: ToddFrazier homeredduringa“ve-run“fthfor theMets. Rockies1,Giants0: TylerAnderson pitchedeightstellarinningsfor Colorado. Reds7,WhiteSox4: SalRomano droppeddownakeysuicidesqueeze duringasix-runfourthinning. Astros5,Rangers4,10innings: Evan Gattishitasacri“ce”yinthe10th inningtoliftHouston. LATE ClevelandatKansasCity PittsburghatL.A.Dodgers St.LouisatArizonaTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA MiamiLopez(R)1-03.001-01-06.03.00 WashingtonHellickson(R)7:05p2-12.636-41-110.04.50 AtlantaFried(L)1-22.552-01-011.20.77 MilwaukeeChacin(R)8:10p6-33.7112-60-215.25.74 SanDiegoLauer(L)3-55.083-100-117.02.12 ArizonaMiller(R)9:40p0-211.420-20-28.211.42 St.LouisWeaver(R)4-75.368-91-115.18.22 SanFran.Cueto(R)10:15p3-00.844-12-019.00.95AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA TexasGallardo(R)2-09.003-02-017.26.11 DetroitBoyd(L)7:10p4-64.188-80-213.09.69 BaltimoreCashner(R)2-84.484-120-016.02.25 MinnesotaSlegers(R)8:10p0-03.380-00-00.00.00 ChicagoRodon(L)1-34.551-41-219.25.03 HoustonVerlander(R)8:10p9-42.1210-80-218.14.91 LosAngelesBarria(R)5-43.405-60-214.15.65 SeattleGonzales(L)10:10p8-53.7711-61-221.15.06 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. VSOPP-Pitchersrecordversusthisopponent. THISDATEINBASEBALLJULY5 1935: TonyCuccinellooftheDodgersandhisbrother Al:fortheGiants:eachhithomerunsinthesamegame tomarkthe“rsttimeinmajorleaguehistorythat brothersonopposingteamsconnectedforhomers. BrooklynbeatNewYork14-4. 1947: LarryDobybecamethe“rstblacktoplayinthe AmericanLeague.Hestruckoutasapinch-hitteras Clevelandlost6-5totheWhiteSox. 1987: MarkMcGwirebecamethe“rstrookietohit30 homersbeforetheAll-StarbreakandJoseCanseco homeredtwice,leadingtheOaklandAthleticstoa6-3 victoryovertheBostonRedSox. 1993: RickeyHendersonoftheOaklandAthletics openedbothgamesofadoubleheaderwithahomer tobecomethesecondplayertoaccomplishthefeat. HarryHooperoftheBostonRedSoxhomeredtostart bothgamesagainstWashingtononMay30,1913. 1998: TorontosRogerClemensbecamethe11thpitcher inbaseballhistorytonotch3,000strikeoutsduringa 2-1winoverTampaBay. 1998: JuanGonzalezbecamethesecondplayertotop 100RBIsbeforetheAll-Starbreak,homeringinthe“rst andseventhinningsoffSeattlesRandyJohnsonto improvehismajorleague-leadingtotalto101. 1998: SanDiegosAndyAshbythrewonly75pitchesfor a7-2completegamevictoryovertheColoradoRockies. Ashby,whoalsohadanRBIdouble,pitcheda“ve-hitter,faced30batters,struckouttwoandwalkednone. 2000: LuisGonzalezbecamethe“rstplayerinfranchise historytohitforthecycleasArizonabeatHouston 12-9.200 4:EricGagnesstreakof84consecutivesaves endedwhenheblewatwo-runleadfortheLosAngeles Dodgers,whocamebacktobeattheArizonaDiamondbacks6-5in10innings. 2005: BostonsMannyRamirezhithis20thgrandslam ina7-4winoverTexas,passingEddieMurrayforsole possessionofsecondplaceonthecareerlist.Lou Gehrighit23. 2016: TheChicagoCubsbecamethe“rstteamsince the1976CincinnatiRedsBigRedMachinetohave“ve playersvotedasAll-StarGamestarterswhentheir entirein“eldearnedthehonoralongwithcenter“elder DexterFowler.FirstbasemanAnthonyRizzo,second basemanBenZobrist,shortstopAddisonRusselland thirdbasemanKrisBryantalsowereelected.Theonly otherteamtostartfourin“elderswasthe1963St. LouisCardinals.TUESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Houston5,Texas3 Cleveland6,KansasCity4 Seattle4,L.A.Angels1 NationalLeague Colorado8,SanFrancisco1 Arizona4,St.Louis2 L.A.Dodgers8,Pittsburgh3 Interleague ChicagoCubs5,Detroit3 Milwaukee2,Minnesota0 Boston11,Washington4 N.Y.Yankees8,Atlanta5 Philadelphia3,Baltimore2 Toronto8,N.Y.Mets6 Chi.WhiteSox12,Cincinnati8,12inn. TampaBay9,Miami6,16inn. Oakland6,SanDiego2 FRIDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague N.Y.YankeesatToronto,7:07p.m. OaklandatCleveland,7:10p.m. TexasatDetroit,7:10p.m. BaltimoreatMinnesota,8:10p.m. Chi.WhiteSoxatHouston,8:10p.m. BostonatKansasCity,8:15p.m. NationalLeague CincinnatiatChicagoCubs,2:20p.m. MiamiatWashington,7:05p.m. PhiladelphiaatPittsburgh,7:05p.m. AtlantaatMilwaukee,8:10p.m. SanDiegoatArizona,9:40p.m. St.LouisatSanFrancisco,10:15p.m. Interleague TampaBayatN.Y.Mets,7:10p.m. L.A.DodgersatL.A.Angels,10:07p.m. ColoradoatSeattle,10:10p.m.

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The Sun / Thursday, July 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 5SCOREBOARD PRO BASEBALLFLORIDA STATE LEAGUEAll Times EDT North Division W L Pct. GB Clearwater (Phillies) 9 3 .750 „ Lakeland (Tigers) 8 3 .727 Dunedin (Blue Jays) 6 6 .500 3 Daytona (Reds) 6 6 .500 3 Tampa (Yankees) 6 6 .500 3 Florida (Braves) 3 8 .273 5 South Division W L Pct. GB Fort Myers (Twins) 7 5 .583 „ Palm Beach (Cardinals) 7 6 .538 St. Lucie (Mets) 6 6 .500 1 Jupiter (Marlins) 5 7 .417 2 Charlotte (Rays) 5 7 .417 2 Bradenton (Pirates) 4 9 .308 3 Wednesdays Games Jupiter at Lakeland, 5 p.m. Palm Beach 11, Daytona 1 St. Lucie 3, Bradenton 2 Clearwater at Tampa, late Charlotte at Florida, ppd. Dunedin at Fort Myers, ppd. Thursdays Games Daytona at Palm Beach, 6:30 p.m. Jupiter at Lakeland, 6:30 p.m. Bradenton at St. Lucie, 6:30 p.m. Clearwater at Tampa, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte at Florida, 6:31 p.m. Dunedin at Fort Myers, 7 p.m. Fridays Games Charlotte at Clearwater, 6:15 p.m. Florida at Palm Beach, 6:30 p.m. Tampa at Lakeland, 6:30 p.m. Dunedin at St. Lucie, 6:30 p.m. Fort Myers at Bradenton, 6:30 p.m. Jupiter at Daytona, 7:05 p.m. Note: Wednesdays game between Charlotte and Florida was suspended due to rain with the Stone Crabs leading 4-2 in the 5th. It will be completed as part of a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday.ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Washington -180 Miami +165 at Milwaukee Off Atlanta Off at Arizona -150 San Diego +140 at San Francisco -129 St. Louis +119American League at Houston -265 Chicago +235 at Detroit -105 Texas -105 at Minnesota Off Baltimore Off at Seattle -108 Los Angeles -102Updated Odds Available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Signed SS Cadyn Grenier to a minor league contract. BOSTON RED SOX „ Optioned RHP William Cuevas to Pawtucket (IL). Reinstated RHP Tyler Thornburg from the 10-day DL. CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Signed OFs Steven Kwan and Korey Holland to minor league contracts. DETROIT TIGERS „ Recalled OF Jim Adduci from Toledo (IL). HOUSTON ASTROS „ Optioned 1B AJ Reed to Fresno (PCL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Optioned UT Kaleb Cowart to Salt Lake (PCL). Placed LHP Tyler Skaggs and OF Chris Young on the 10-day DL, Skaggs retroactive to July 1. Recalled OF Jabari Blush and RHP Deck McGuire from Salt Lake. Reinstated RHP Garrett Richards from the 10-day DL. NEW YORK YANKEES „ Placed INF Gleyber Torres on the 10-day DL, effective July 5. TAMPA BAY RAYS „ Sent RHP Chris Archer to Charlotte (FSL) for a rehab assignment. TEXAS RANGERS „ Recalled RHP Chris Martin from Round Rock (PCL). Placed RHP Tony Barnette on the 10-day DL. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Assigned 3B Gio Urshela outright to Buffalo (IL).National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES „ Optioned OF Michael Reed and RHP Evan Phillips to Gwinnett (IL). Recalled LHP Luiz Gohara from Gwinnwett. CHICAGO CUBS „ Designated C Chris Gimenez for assignment. Recalled C Victor Caratini from Iowa (PCL). CINCINNATI REDS „ Optioned OF-INF Brandon Dixon to Louisville (IL). Recalled RHP Tanner Rainey and LHP Cody Reed from Louisville. Traded RHPs Dylan Floro and Zach Neal and international signing bonus pool space to the Los Angeles Dodgers for RHPs James Marinan and Anerurys Zabala. Assigned Marinan to Billings (Pioneer) and Zabala to Dayton (MWL). MIAMI MARLINS „ Placed OF Lewis Brinson and RHP Sandy Alcantara on the 10-day DL. Recalled LHP Dillon Peters from New Orleans (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Signed 2B Ryan Goins to a minor league contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Placed RHP Joe Musg rove on the 10-day DL, retroactive to June 30. Recalled LHP Josh Smoker from Indianapolis (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Signed 3B Malcom Nunez and RHP Victor Villanueva to minor league contracts. SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Placed RHP Kirby Yates on paternity leave. Optioned RHP Colten Brewer to El Paso (PCL). Recalled RHP Luis Perdomo from El Paso. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS „ Optioned RHP Pierce Johnson to Sacramento (PCL). Recalled INF Kelby Tomlinson from Sacramento. WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Designed LHP Tim Collins for assignment. Reinstated 1B Matt Adams from the 10-day DL.American Asso ciationCLEBURNE RAILROADERS „ Released C Derek Shomon and C Shelby Ford. Signed RHP Torey Deshazier. FARG0-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS „ Signed RHP Brandon Barker. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS „ Traded OF John Price Jr. to Gateway (Frontier) for future considerations. KANSAS CITY T-BONES „ Sold the contract of LHP James Buckelew to the Chicago Cubs. Signed RHP Marcus Crescentini. LINCOLN SALTDOGS „ Released OF Chad Hinshaw. Signed UT T.J. Bennett and RHP Dillon Sunnafrank. ST. PAUL SAINTS „ Released LHP Jeff Malm. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES „ Signed RHP Jake Esch. WICHITA WINGNUTS „ Announced INF Fernando Perez signed with Toros De Tijuana (Mexico). Signed INF Graylin Derke.Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS „ Released INF Gerald Bautista. ROCKLAND BOULDERS „ Released RHP Kagen Hopkins.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationCLEVELAND CAVALIERS „ Signed G Collin Sexton.FOOTBALLCanadian Football LeagueEDMONTON ESKIMOS „ Signed DL Mark Mackie and DB Brian Walker.HOCKEYAmerican Hockey LeagueSTOCKTON HEAT „ Named Joe Cirella assistant coach.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAAtlanta United FC 11 4 4 37 40 23 New York Red Bulls 10 4 2 32 34 16 New York City FC 9 4 4 31 34 24 Columbus 8 5 6 30 24 19 New England 7 4 6 27 30 25 Chicago 6 7 5 23 27 31 Montreal 7 11 0 21 22 31 Philadelphia 6 8 3 21 21 25 Orlando City 6 10 1 19 24 37 Toronto FC 4 10 3 15 27 34 D.C. United 2 7 4 10 21 27 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 10 2 5 35 28 19 Sporting Kansas City 9 3 5 32 31 18 Los Angeles FC 9 4 4 31 37 27 Portland 7 3 5 26 24 21 Real Salt Lake 7 8 2 23 21 32 Vancouver 6 7 5 23 26 35 Houston 6 6 4 22 33 26 LA Galaxy 6 7 3 21 25 26 Minnesota United 6 10 1 19 23 33 Colorado 4 9 3 15 20 28 Seattle 3 9 3 12 13 21 San Jose 2 9 6 12 28 35 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieJune 29FC Dallas 1, Minnesota United 0June 30Portland 3, Seattle 2 Atlanta United FC 4, Orlando City 0 Montreal 2, Sporting Kansas City 0 Columbus 2, Real Salt Lake 1 New England 3, D.C. United 2 Chicago 3, New York City FC 2 Los Angeles FC 4, Philadelphia 1 Los Angeles Galaxy 3, San Jose 3, tieJuly 1New York Red Bulls 1, Toronto FC 0 Colorado 1, Vancouver 0Tuesdays GameLos Angeles FC 2, Houston 2, tieWednesdays GamesMinnesota United 4, Toronto FC 3 FC Dallas 3, Atlanta United FC 2 Seattle at Colorado, late Sporting Kansas City at Real Salt Lake, late D.C. United at Los Angeles Galaxy, lateSaturdays GamesOrlando City at Los Angeles FC, 4:30 p.m. Colorado at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Seattle at New England, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta United FC at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Toronto FC at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota United at Houston, 9 p.m. FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. Chicago at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. Columbus at LA Galaxy, 10:30 p.m. San Jose at Portland, 11 p.m.Sundays GameNew York at New York City FC, 7 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 11 1 3 36 31 13 Seattle 6 3 5 23 15 12 Orlando 6 5 4 22 21 20 Chicago 5 3 7 22 21 17 Utah 5 3 6 21 13 11 Portland 5 5 5 20 20 20 Houston 4 5 5 17 16 21 Washington 2 9 4 10 10 20 Sky Blue FC 0 10 3 3 10 23 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.June 30North Carolina 3, Orlando 0 Utah 0, Seattle 0, tie Portland 1, Sky Blue 1, tieJuly 1Chicago 2, Washington 0Wednesdays GameChicago at North Carolina, lateFridays GameUtah at Portland, 11 p.m.Saturdays GamesChicago at Sky Blue FC, 7 p.m. Washington at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Seattle, 10 p.m.Wednesday, July 11Washington at North Carolina, 7 p.m. Orlando at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Utah at Seattle, 10:30 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 2, Lost 0, 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 „ vs. Brazil at East Rutherford, N.J. (tentative) Tuesday, Sept. 11 „ vs. Mexico at Nashville, Tenn., 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 „ vs. England at London (tentative) Tuesday, Nov. 20 „ vs. Italy (tentative)FIFA WORLD CUPAll times Eastern SECOND ROUND (ROUND OF 16) June 30 At Kazan, RussiaFrance 4, Argentina 3At Sochi, RussiaUruguay 2, Portugal 1July 1 At MoscowRussia 1, Spain 1 (Russia wins 4-3 on penalty kicks)At Nizhny Novgorod, RussiaCroatia 1, Denmark 1 (Croatia wins 3-2 on penalty kicks)July 2 At Samara, RussiaBrazil 2, Mexico 0At Rostov-on-Don, RussiaBelgium 3, Japan 2Tuesday At St. Petersburg, RussiaSweden 1, Switzerland 0At MoscowEngland 1, Colombia 1 (England wins 4-3 on penalty kicks)QUARTERFINALS Friday At Nizhny Novgorod, RussiaFrance vs. Uruguay, 10 a.m.At Kazan, RussiaBrazil vs. Belgium, 2 p.m.Saturday At Samara, RussiaSweden vs. England, 10 a.m.At Sochi, RussiaRussia vs. Croatia, 2 p.m.SEMIFINALS Tuesday, July 10 At St. Petersburg, RussiaFrance-Uruguay winner vs. Brazil-Belgium winner, 2 p.m.Wednesday, July 11 At MoscowSweden-England winner vs. Russia-Croatia winner, 2 p.m.THIRD PLACE Saturday, July 14 At St. Petersburg, RussiaSemi“ nals losers, 10 a.m.WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, July 15 At MoscowSemi“ nals winners, 11 a.m.PRO BASKETBALLWNBAAll times EasternEASTERN C ONFERENCE W L PCT GB Washington 10 6 .625 „ Connecticut 10 7 .588 Atlanta 8 8 .500 2 Chicago 6 11 .353 4 New York 5 12 .294 5 Indiana 2 16 .111 9WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GBPhoenix 13 5 .722 „ Seattle 13 5 .722 „ Los Angeles 12 6 .667 1 Minnesota 10 7 .588 2 Dallas 8 8 .500 4 Las Vegas 6 12 .333 7Tuesdays GamesSeattle 77, New York 62 Indiana 71, Minnesota 59 Dallas 108, Chicago 85 Connecticut 73, Los Angeles 72Wednesdays GamesNone scheduledTodays GamesNew York at Washington, 7 p.m. Indiana at Dallas, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Connecticut at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Chicago at Las Vegas, 10 p.m.Fridays GameSeattle at Atlanta, 7 p.m. TENNISATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURWIMBLEDONWednesday results from Wimbledon, at The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London (seedings in parentheses):Mens Singles Second RoundRoger Federer (1), Switzerland, def. Lukas Lacko, Slovakia, 6-4, 6-4, 6-1. Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, def. Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, 6-7 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 13-11. Adrian Mannarino (22), France, def. Ryan Harrison, United States, 7-5, 7-5, 7-6 (4). Daniil Medvedev, Russia, def. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Sam Querrey (11), United States, def. Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukraine, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3. Gael Mon“ ls, France, def. Paolo Lorenzi, Italy, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3). Mackenzie Mcdonald, United States, def. Nicolas Jarry, Chile, 7-6 (5), 5-7, 3-6, 6-2, 11-9. Dennis Novak, Austria, def. Lucas Pouille (17), France, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (8), 3-6, 6-2. Milos Raonic (13), Canada, def. John Millman, Australia, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4). Radu Albot, Moldova, def. Aljaz Bedene, Slovenia, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-3.Womens Singles Second Round Karolina Pliskova (7), Czech Republic, def. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, 6-3, 6-3. Mihaela Buzarnescu (29), Romania, def. Katie Swan, Britain, 6-0, 6-3. Kiki Bertens (20), Netherlands, def. Anna Blinkova, Russia, 6-4, 6-0. Venus Williams (9), United States, def. Alexandra Dulgheru, Romania, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1. Julia Goerges (13), Germany, def. Vera Lapko, Belarus, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. Yanina Wickmayer, Belgium, def. Andrea Petkovic, Germany, 6-4, 6-3. Donna Vekic, Croatia, def. Rebecca Peterson, Sweden, 7-5, 6-4. Kristina Mladenovic, France, def. Tatjana Maria, Germany, 6-2, 6-2. Serena Williams (25), United States, def. Viktoriya Tomova, Bulgaria, 6-1, 6-4. Evgeniya Rodina, Russia, def. Sorana Cirstea, Romania, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. Madison Keys (10), United States, def. Luksika Kumkhum, Thailand, 6-4, 6-3. Camila Giorgi, Italy, def. Madison Brengle, United States, 6-4, 6-4. Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic, def. Agnieszka Radwanska (32), Poland, 7-5, 6-4. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, def. Caroline Wozniacki (2), Denmark, 6-4, 1-6, 7-5.Mens Doubles First Round Ken Skupski, Britain and Neal Skupski, Britain, def. Ilia Bozoljac, Serbia and Damir Dzumhur, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Matthew Ebden, Australia and Taylor Fritz, United States, def. Peter Gojowczyk, Germany and Benoit Paire, France, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. Nicolas Mahut, France and Pierre-Hugues Herbert (4), France, def. Marco Cecchinato, Italy and Roberto Carballes Baena, Spain, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4. Roman Jebavy, Czech Republic and Andres Molteni, Argentina, def. Maximilian Marterer, Germany and Matteo Berrettini, Italy, 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Mirza Basic, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Dusan Lajovic, Serbia, def. Fabrice Martin, France and Purav Raja, India, 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 4-6, 11-9. Antonio Sancic, Croatia and Andrei Vasilevski, Belarus, def. Taro Daniel, Japan and Yoshihito Nishioka, Japan, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Robert Lindstedt, Sweden and Robin Haase, Netherlands, def. Rajeev Ram, United States and Ivan Dodig (10), Croatia, 7-6 (4), 7-5, 6-3. Franko Skugor, Croatia and Dominic Inglot (15), Britain, def. Mischa Zverev, Germany and Marton Fucsovics, Hungary, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2. Liam Broady, Britain and Scott Clayton, Britain, def. Frances Tiafoe, United States and Jackson Withrow, United States, 7-5, 6-3, 7-5. Marcel Granollers, Spain and Pablo Cuevas (11), Uruguay, def. Andre Begemann, Germany and Yasutaka Uchiyama, Japan, 6-2, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7). Jonathan Erlich, Israel and Marcin Matkowski, Poland, def. Jonathan Eysseric, France and Hugo Nys, France, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8).Womens Doubles First Round Anastassia Rodionova, Australia and Nadiia Kichenok, Ukraine, def. Samantha Stosur, Australia and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, 6-2, 6-4. Sachia Vickery, United States and So“ a Kenin, United States, def. Nicola Geuer, Germany and Viktorija Golubic, Switzerland, 6-4, 7-6 (1). Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium and Monica Niculescu (13), Romania, def. Ajla Tomljanovic, Australia and Yulia Putintseva, Kazakhstan, 6-4, 7-5. Su-Wei Hsieh, Taiwan and Lucie Hradecka (14), Czech Republic, def. Katie Boulter, Britain and Katie Swan, Britain, 6-3, 6-2. Christina McHale, United States and Jelena Ostapenko, Latvia, def. Asia Muhammad, United States and Naomi Broady, Britain, 7-5, 7-6 (3). Kveta Peschke, Czech Republic and Nicole Melichar (12), United States, def. Monica Puig, Puerto Rico and Anett Kontaveit, Estonia, 6-4, 6-2. Ana Bogdan, Romania and Kaitlyn Christian, United States, def. Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Belarus and Ying-Ying Duan, China, 6-3, 6-4. Shuko Aoyama, Japan and Jennifer Brady, United States, def. Darija Jurak, Croatia and Qiang Wang, China, 6-2, 6-3. Xinyun Han, China and Luksika Kumkhum, Thailand, def. Donna Vekic, Croatia and Maria Sakkari, Greece, 6-0, 6-0. Kaia Kanepi, Estonia and Andrea Petkovic, Germany, def. Maria Irigoyen, Argentina and Carina Witthoeft, Germany, 6-4, 6-3.GOLFUPCOMING TOURNAMENTSAll times EasternPGA TOUR A MILITARY TRIBUTE AT THE GREENBRIERSite: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Course: The Greenbrier (The Old White TPC). Yardage: 7,286. Par: 70. Purse: $7.3 million. Winners share: $1,314,000. Television: Today-Friday, 3:30-6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS Sports). Defending champion: Xander Schauffele. Last week: Francesco Molinari won the Quicken Loans National. FedEx Cup leader: Dustin Johnson. Notes: The tournament changed its name to re” ect a military theme. ... This will be the last time the tournament is held in the summer. It originally was scheduled to move to the fall, assuming it continues. ... This is only the eighth time the tournament is being held. It was canceled in 2016 because of record ” ooding. ... Phil Mickelson, who is an ambassador and makes TV commercials pitching the resort as a place for families, is in the “ eld. This starts three straight tournaments for Mickelson through the British Open. ... Bubba Watson, who already has three victories this year on the PGA Tour, has a summer home at The Greenbrier and is playing the tournament. ... Webb Simpson originally planned to have his wife, Dowd, caddie for him this week. Thats no longer the case because she is pregnant with their “ fth child. ... The leading four players from the top 12 not already eligible for the British Open will get a spot at Carnoustie. ... Stuart Appleby won the inaugural tournament in 2010 by closing with a 59. Appleby and David Duval are the only players with sub-60 scores in the “ nal round to win on the PGA Tour. Next week: John Deere Classic. Online: www.pgatour.com EUROPEAN TOUR DUBAI DUTY FREE IRISH OPENSite: Donegal, Ireland. Course: Ballylif“ n GC. Yardage: 7,462. Par: 72. Purse: $7 million. Winners share: $1,666,667. Television: Today-Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 7 a.m. to noon (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Jon Rahm. Last week: Alex Noren won the French Open. Race to Dubai leader: Patrick Reed. Notes: Rory McIlroys foundation is the host of the tournament, and the “ eld has strengthened in recent years, though it features only two from the top 10 in the world in McIlroy and Rahm. ... Rahm won the “ rst of his three European Tour events last year. ... This is the “ rst time the Irish Open has been held at Ballylif“ n since 2000, when Patrik Sjoland won. ... Ben Crenshaw is the only American to win the Irish Open, in 1976 when it was held at Portmarnock. ... McIlroy won the Irish Open two years ago when it was held at The K Club. ... Patrick Reed has been atop the Race to Dubai standings since winning the Masters. ... Norens victory in the French Open was his seventh in the last four years. The leading three players from the top 10 not already eligible will get into the British Open. Next week: Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. Online: www.europeantour.com LPGA TOUR THORNBERRY CREEK LPGA CLASSICSite: Oneida, Wis. Course: Thornberry Creek at Oneida. Yardage: 6,624. Par: 72. Purse: $2 million. Winners share: $300,000. Television: Today-Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Katherine Kirk. Last week: Sung Hyun Park won the KPMG Womens PGA Championship. Race to CME Globe leader: Ariya Jutanugarn. Notes: Sung Hyun Park, fresh off her second major, is playing this week. Also playing are Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn, Brooke Henderson, Nasa Hataoka and Lydia Ko. ... South Korea will be the No. 1 seed for the UL International Crown later this year, featuring a four-player team of Sung Hyun Park, Inbee Park, So Yeon Ryu and I.K. Kim, who earned the fourth spot with her tie for eighth at the Womens PGA. They have combined for 12 majors. ... Hataoka already has earned $932,952, with $590,806 of that coming in the last two weeks after a victory in Arkansas and a playoff loss in the Womens PGA. The Japanese star is 31 under in her last seven rounds. ... Charley Hull of England is the only player to register top 10s in all three LPGA majors this year. She tied for 10th in the U.S. Womens Open, tied for sixth in the ANA Inspiration and shot 67 on Sunday to move into a tie for sixth in the Womens PGA. ... Sung Hyun Park and Ariya Jutanugarn are the only multiple winners on the LPGA Tour this year. Next week: Marathon Classic. Online: www.lpga.com WEB.COM TOUR LECOM HEALTH CHALLENGESite: Findley Lake, N.Y. Course: Peekn Peak Resort (Upper Course). Yardage: 7,058. Par: 72. Purse: $600,000. Winners share: $108,000. Television: Today-Friday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 3-5:30 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Chesson Hadley. Last week: Anders Albertson won the Lincoln Land Championship. Money leader: Sungjae Im. Next week: Utah Championship. Online: www.pgatour.com/webcom PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSLast week: David Toms won the U.S. Senior Open. Next week: Constellation Senior Players Championship. Charles Schwab Cup leader: David Toms. Online: www.pgatour.com/champions2017-18 PGA TOUR WINNERS/SCHEDULEOct. 5-8 „ Safeway Open (Brendan Steele) Oct. 12-15 „ CIMB Classic (Pat Perez) Oct. 19-22 „ The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges (Justin Thomas) Oct. 26-29 „ WGC-HSBC Champions (Justin Rose) Oct. 26-29 „ Sanderson Farms Championship (Ryan Armour) Nov. 2-5 „ Shriners Hospital for Children Open (Patrick Cantlay) Nov. 9-12 „ OHL Classic at Mayakoba (Patton Kizzire) Nov. 16-19 „ RSM Classic, Sea Island Resort (Austin Cook) Nov. 30-Dec. 3 „ Hero World Challenge (Rickie Fowler) Dec. 8-10 „ QBE Shootout (Sean OHair, Steve Stricker) Jan. 4-7 „ Sentry Tournament of Champions (Dustin Johnson) Jan. 11-14 „ Sony Open (Patton Kizzire) Jan. 18-21 „ CareerBuilder Challenge (Jon Rahm) Jan. 25-28 „ Farmers Insurance Open, Torrey Pines GC (South, North), San Diego (Jason Day) Feb. 1-4 „ Waste Management Phoenix Open (Gary Woodland) Feb. 8-11 „ AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (Ted Potter, Jr.) Feb. 15-18 „ Genesis Open (Bubba Watson) Feb. 22-25 „ Honda Classic (Justin Thomas) March 1-4 „ WGC-Mexico Championship (Phil Mickelson) March 8-11 „ Valspar Championship (Paul Casey) March 15-18 „ Arnold Palmer Invitational (Rory McIlroy) March 21-25 „ WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (Bubba Watson) March 22-25 „ Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship (Brice Garnett) March 29-April 1 „ Houston Open (Ian Poulter) April 5-8 „ The Masters (Patrick Reed) April 12-15 „ RBC Heritage (Satoshi Kodaira) April 19-22 „ Valero Texas Open (Andrew Landry) April 26-29 „ Zurich Classic of New Orleans (Billy Horschel/Scott Piercy) May 3-6 „ Wells Fargo Championship (Jason Day) May 10-13 „ The Players Championship (Webb Simpson) May 17-20 „ AT&T Byron Nelson (Aaron Wise) May 24-27 „ Fort Worth Invitational (Justin Rose) May 31-June 3 „ Memorial Tournament (Bryson DeChambeau) June 7-10 „ FedEx St. Jude Classic (Dustin Johnson) June 14-17 „ U.S. Open (Brooks Koepka) June 21-24 „ T ravelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn. June 28-July 1 „ The National, TBA July 5-8 „ The Greenbrier Classic, The Greenbrier (The Old White TPC), White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. July 12-15 „ John Deere Classic, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill. July 19-22 „ British Open, Carnoustie GC, Carnoustie, Scotland July 19-22 „ Barbasol Championship, Robert Trent Jones Trail (Grand National Lake), Auburn, Ala. July 26-29 „ RBC Canadian Open, Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, Ontario Aug. 2-5 „ WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Firestone CC (South Course), Akron, Ohio Aug. 2-5 „ Barracuda Championship, Montreux Golf and CC, Reno, Nev. Aug. 9-12 „ PGA Championship, Bellerive CC, St. Louis Aug. 16-19 „ Wyndham Championship, Sedge“ eld CC, Greensboro, N.C. Aug. 23-26 „ The Northern Trust, Ridgewood CC, Paramus, N.J. Aug. 31-Sept. 3 „ Dell Technologies Championship, TPC Boston, Norton, Mass. Sept. 6-9 „ BMW Championship, Aronimink GC, Newtown Square, Pa. Sept. 20-23 „ Tour Championship, East Lake GC, Atlanta Sept. 28-30 „ Ryder Cup, Le Golf National (Albatross Course), Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, FranceAUTO RACINGUPCOMING RACESAll times EasternNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUP COKE ZERO SUGAR 400Site: Daytona Beach, Florida. Schedule: Thursday, practice, 2:05 & 4:05 p.m. (NBCSN); Friday, qualifying, 4:10 p.m. (NBCSN); Saturday, race, 7 p.m., NBCSN. Track: Daytona International Speedway (oval, 2.5 miles). Race distance: 400 miles, 160 laps. Last year: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won after starting sixth. Last race: Kyle Busch took the checkered ” ag at Chicagoland for the “ fth time in 2018. Fast facts: Busch and Kevin Harvick each have “ ve wins in their “ rst 17 starts of the season. Thats only happened one other time since 1977, as Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson had “ ve victories by this point in the season in 2010. ...The last six races at Daytona have been determined by less than a half-second, and a 2007 race was the third closest since the inception of electronic scoring and timing. Jamie McMurray beat Kyle Busch by 0.005 seconds 11 years ago. ... William Byron leads Bubba Wallace by 37 points in the rookie of the year standings. Next race: Quaker State 400, July 14, Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Kentucky. Online: www.nascar.comNASCAR XFINITY COCA-COLA FIRECRACKER 250Site: Daytona Beach, Florida Schedule: Thursday, practice, 1:05 & 3:05 p.m. (NBCSN); Friday, qualifying, 2:10 p.m. (NBCSN), race, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN. Track: Daytona International Speedway. Race distance: 250 miles, 100 laps. Last year: William Byron won at Daytona, his second straight victory. Last race: Kyle Larson won at Chicagoland from the pole. Fast facts: The last six series races at Daytona have produced six different winners. ...JR Motorsports has taken “ rst in “ ve of the last nine events at the track, including Tyler Reddick earlier this season. ...Cole Custer is atop the series standings for the “ rst time in his career. Custer is three points ahead of Daniel Hemric and four points better than Elliott Sadler. ...Justin Haley will make his series debut in the No. 23 Chevrolet for GMS Racing. Next race: Alsco 300, July 13, Kentucky Speedway. Online: www.nascar.com NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCKLast race: Brett Mof“ tt won for the second time in three starts at Chicagoland. Next race: Buckle Up in Your Truck 225, July 12, Kentucky Speedway. Online: www.nascar.com VERIZON INDYCAR IOWA CORN 300Site: Newton, Iowa Schedule: Saturday, practice, 11:15 a.m., qualifying, 3:30 p.m. (NBCSN), practice, 6:45 p.m.; Sunday, race, 2 p.m., NBCSN. Track: Iowa Speedway (oval, 0.894 miles) Race distance: 268.2 miles, 300 laps. Last year: Former series star Helio Castroneves took “ rst at Iowa. Last race: Josef Newgarden won for the third time in 2018 at Road America. Fast facts: Iowa will be the fourth oval race of the season. Newgarden (Phoenix), Will Power (Indianapolis) and Scott Dixon (Texas) won the “ rst three. ... Ryan Hunter-Reay is the only active driver to take “ rst at Iowa more than once. He won in 2012, 2014 and 2015. ... No pole sitter has won in Newton in 11 tries. ... Matheus Leist took the Indy Lights race at Iowa in 2017 after starting 10th. Next race: Honda Indy Toronto, July 15, Streets of Toronto, Toronto. Online: www.indycar.com FORMULA ONE BRITISH GRAND PRIXSite: Silverstone, England Schedule: Friday, practice, 5 & 9 a.m.; Saturday, practice, 6 a.m., qualifying, 9 a.m.; Sunday, race, 9:10 a.m. Track: Silverstone Circuit (3.66 miles). Race distance: 190.3 miles, 52 laps. Last year: Lewis Hamilton won from the pole on his home track. Last race: Max Verstappen won his “ rst race of the season in Austria. Fast facts: Hamilton, Valterri Bottas and Daniel Ricciardo were among six drivers whose races ended early last week. Those issues helped shake up the standings, with Sebastian Vettel vaulting over Hamilton for “ rst place. But Vettels lead is by just one point (146-145). ... McLaren racing director Eric Boullier resigned this week after the team notched just four points in the last four races. Next race: German Grand Prix, July 22, Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany. Online: www.formula1.com NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING NEW ENGLAND NATIONALSSite: Epping, New Hampshire. Schedule: Friday, qualifying, 5 & 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 2 & 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, “ nals, 3:37 p.m. Track: New England Dragway Last year: Brittany Force won in New Hampshire in early June 2017. Last race: Blake Alexander claimed his “ rst career win in Top Fuel in Ohio. Fast facts: Alexander quali“ ed 12th and beat Antron Brown, Tony Schumacher and Leah Pritchett before entering his second career “ nal round, where he took down Terry McMillen. ... Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also claimed victories in Norwalk two weeks ago. It was the second win of the season for Hagan, a two-time world champion. Next race: Mile High Nationals, July 20-22, Bandimere Speedway, Morrison, Colorado. Online: www.nhra.com OTHER RACESWORLD OF OUTLAWS: Friday & Saturday; FVP Platinum Battery Showdown, Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wisconsin. Online: www.woosprint.comCYCLINGTOUR DE FRANCE STAGESJuly 7 „ Stage 1: Noirmoutier-en-lIle„ Fontenay-le-Comte, ” at (201km-124.9 miles) July 8 „ Stage 2: Mouilleron-Saint-Germain„ La Roche-sur-Yon, ” at (182.5-113.4) July 9 „ Stage 3: Cholet„Cholet, team time trial (35.5-22.1) July 10 „ Stage 4: La Baule„Sarzeau, ” at (195-121.2) July 11 „ Stage 5: Lorient„Quimper, hilly (204.5-127.1) July 12 „ Stage 6: Brest„Mur de Bretagne Guerledan, hilly (181-112.5) July 13 „ Stage 7: Fougeres„Chartres, ” at (231-143.5) July 14 „ Stage 8: Dreux„Amiens Metropole, ” at (181-112.5) July 15 „ Stage 9: Arras Citadelle„Roubaix, hilly (156.5-97.2) July 16 „ Rest: Annecy July 17 „ Stage 10: Annecy„Le GrandBornand, high mountain (158.5-98.5) July 18 „ Stage 11: Albertville„La Rosiere Espace San Bernardo, high mountain (108.5-67.4) July 19 „ Stage 12: Bourg-Saint-Maurice les Arcs„Alpe dHuez, high mountain (175.5-109.1) July 20 „ Stage 13: Bourg dOisans„Valence, ” at (169.5-105.3) July 21 „ Stage 14: Saint-Paul-TroisChateaux„Mende, hilly (188-116.8) July 22 „ Stage 15: Millau„Carcassonne, hilly (181.5-112.8) July 23 „ Rest: Carcassonne July 24 „ Stage 16: Carcassonne„Bagneresde-Luchon, mountain (218-135.5) July 25 „ Stage 17: Bagneres-de-Luchon„ Saint-Lary-Soulan, high mountain (65-40.4) July 26 „ Stage 18: Trie-sur-Baise„Pau, ” at (171-106.3) July 27 „ Stage 19: Lourdes„Laruns, high mountain (200.5-124.6) July 28 „ Stage 20: Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle„ Espelette, individual time trial (31-19.3) July 29 „ Stage 21: Houilles„Paris ChampsElysees, ” at (116-72.1) Total „ 3,351 kilometers, 2082 milesPRO FOOTBALLNFLTRAINING CAMP REPORTING DATESRookie and veteran reporting datesAMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCEBALTIMORE RAVENS „ Under Armour Performance Center, Owings Mills, Md. (rookies: July 11; veterans: July 18) BUFFALO BILLS „ St. John Fisher College, Pittsford, N.Y. (both July 25) CINCINNATI BENGALS „ Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati (July 23; July 25) CLEVELAND BROWNS „ Browns Training Complex, Berea, Ohio (both July 25) DENVER BRONCOS „ UCHealth Training Center, Englewood, Colo. (July 24; July 27) HOUSTON TEXANS „ The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (both July 25) INDIANAPOLIS COLTS „ Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center (July 22; July 25) JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS „ Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields, Jacksonville, Fla. (July 18; July 25) KANSAS CITY CHIEFS „ Missouri Western State, St. Joseph, Mo. (July 22, July 25) LOS ANGELES CHARGERS „ Jack Hammett Sports Complex, Costa Mesa, Calif. (both July 27) MIAMI DOLPHINS „ Baptist Health Training Facility, Davie, Fla. (July 18; July 25) NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS „ Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. (July 22, July 25) NEW YORK JETS „ Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, Florham Park, N.J. (July 24; July 26) OAKLAND RAIDERS „ Napa Valley Marriott, Napa, Calif. (July 23; July 26) PITTSBURGH STEELERS „ Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa. (July 24; July 25) TENNESSEE TITANS „ St. Thomas Sports Park, Nashville, Tenn. (July 22; July 25)NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCEARIZONA CARDINALS „ University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz. (July 22; July 27) ATLANTA FALCONS „ Falcons Training Facility, Flowery Branch, Ga. (July 23; July 26) CAROLINA PANTHERS „ Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C. (both July 25) CHICAGO BEARS „ Olivet Nazarene, Bourbonnais, Ill. (July 16; July 19) DALLAS COWBOYS „ Marriott Residence Inn, Oxnard, Calif. (both July 25) DETROIT LIONS „ Lions Training Facility, Allen Park, Mich. (July 19, July 26) GREEN BAY PACKERS „ St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wis. (both July 25) LOS ANGELES RAMS „ UC Irvine, Irvine, Calif. (July 23, July 25) MINNESOTA VIKINGS „ Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minn. (July 24; July 27) NEW ORLEANS SAINTS „ New Orleans Saints Training Facility, Metairie, La. (July 18, July 25) NEW YORK GIANTS „ Quest Diagnostics Training Center, East Rutherford, N.J. (July 22; July 25) PHILADELPHIA EAGLES „ NovaCare Complex, Philadelphia (both July 25) SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS „ SAP Performance Facility, Santa Clara, Calif. (both July 25) SEATTLE SEAHAWKS „ Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton, Wash. (both July 25) TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS „ One Buccaneer Place, Tampa, Fla. (July 23, July 25) WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Bon Secours Training Center, Richmond, Va. (both July 25)CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L T PTS PF PA Hamilton 2 1 0 4 83 66 Montreal 1 2 0 2 43 95 Ottawa 1 1 0 2 54 41 Toronto 0 2 0 0 26 68 WEST DIVISION W L T PTS PF PA Calgary 3 0 0 6 93 35 Edmonton 2 1 0 4 95 90 B.C. 1 1 0 2 44 51 Saskatchewan 1 2 0 2 61 82 Winnipeg 1 2 0 2 103 74Todays GameHamilton at Saskatchewan, 9 p.m.Fridays GameOttawa at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.Saturdays GamesEdmonton at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. BC at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m.Thursday, July 12Calgary at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.Friday, July 13Toronto at Edmonton, 9 p.m.Saturday, July 14Winnipeg at BC, 10 p.m.BOXINGSCHEDULEJuly 7At Astana, Kazakhstan, Beibut Shumenov vs. Hizni Altun kaya, 12, for the vacant WBA cruiserweight title. At Save Mart Arena, Fresno, Calif. (ESPN), Jose Ramirez vs. Danny OConnor, 12, for Ramirezs WBC junior welterweight title; Egidijus Kavaliauskas vs. Juan Carlos Abreu, 10, weltereweights; Andy Vences vs. Frank De Alba, 10, junior lightweights; Andy Ruiz vs. Kevin Johnson, 10, heavyweights.July 13At Kobe, Japan, Ryuya Yamanaka vs. Vic Saludar, 12, for Yamanakas WBO strawweight title; Reiya Konishi vs. Orlie Silvestre, 12, for the WBO Asia Paci“ c junior ” yweight title. At Los Angeles (ESPN), Joet Gonzalez vs. Rafael Rivera, 10, featherweights.July 14At Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Lucas Matthysse vs. Manny Pacquiao, 12, for Matthysses WBA World welterweight title; Moruti Mthalane vs. Muhammad Waseem, 12, for the vacant IBF ” yweight title; Carlos Canizales vs. Bin Lu, 12, for Canizales WBA junior ” yweight title; Jhack Tepora vs. Edivaldo Ortega, 12, featherweights; Muhammad Farkhan vs. Abdallah Paziwapazi, 10, light heavyweights. At Offenburg, Germany; Tyron Zeuge vs. Rocky Fielding, 12, for Zeuges WBA super middleweight title At London, George G roves vs. Callum Smith, 12, for G roves WBA super middleweight title (World Boxing Super Series “ nal). At Lakefront Arena, New Orleans (ESPN), Regis Prograis vs. Juan Jose Velasco, 12, for Prograis WBC interim junior welterweight title; Teo“ mo Lopez vs. William Silva, 10, lightweights.July 20At WinnaVegas Casino (SHO), Sloan, Iowa, Jaron Ennis vs. Armando Alvarez, 10, welterweights.July 21At Moscow, Oleksandr Usyk vs. Murat Gassiev, 12, for undisputed cruiserweight title (World Boxing Super Series “ nal). At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas (HBO), Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith, 12, for Munguia s WBO junior middleweight title; Alberto Machado vs. Rafael Mensah, 12, for Machados WBA junior lightweight title.July 28At Kissimmee, Fla., Christopher Diaz vs. Masayuki Ito, 12, for vacant WBO junior lightweight title; Carlos Adames vs. Artemio Reyes, 10, welterweights. At Staples Center, Los Angeles (SHO), Mikey Garcia vs. Robert Easter Jr., 12, for Garcias WBC lightweight title and Easters IBF lightweight title.Aug. 3At Sydney, Australia, Billy Dib vs. Tevin Farmer, 12, for the vacant IBF junior lightweight title. At Albuquerque, N.M. (ESPN2), Antonio Orozco vs. Pablo Cesar Cano, 10, junior welterweights.Aug. 4At Sydney, Australia, Billy Dib vs. Tevin Farmer, 12, for vacant IBF junior lightweight title At Hard Rock Hotel, Atlantic City, N.J. (HBO), Sergey Kovalev vs. Eleider Alvarez, 12, for Kovalevs WBO light heavyweight title; Dmitry Bivol vs. Isaac Chilemba, 12, for Bivols WBA light heavyweight title.Aug. 16At Tokyo, Ryosuke Iwasa vs. T.J. Doheny, 12, for Iwasas IBF junior featherweight title.Aug. 18At Cebu City, Philippines, Donnie Nietes vs. Aston Palicte, 12, for vacant WBO junior bantamweight title. At Belfast, Northern Ireland: Carl Frampton vs. Luke Jackson, 12, for Framptons WBO interim featherweight title; Cristofer Rosales vs. Paddy Barnes, 12, for Rosales WBC ” yweight title.Sept. 15At T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas (PPV), Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez, 12, for Golovkins WBC and WBA middleweight titles.CALENDARMLBJuly 6 „ Last day to sign for amateur draft picks subject to deadline. July 17 „ All-Star Game, Washington, D.C. July 29 „ Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 „ Last day to trade a player without securin g waivers.

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By GRAHAM DUNBARAssociated PressMOSCOW „ After a decade of duopoly, the FIFA-run vote to crown soccers best player finally seems open to third parties after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo left the World Cup early. Neymar must help Brazil lift the trophy next week if he wants to join the greats, according to the World Cup winner who first took home FIFAs top individual award. Cutting out the playacting would also help Neymar win votes, 1990 World Cup winner Lothar Matthaeus said Wednesday. We need players like Neymar,Ž said the former West Germany captain, who won the inaugural FIFA world player award in 1991. But not with this acting what he was doing now in each game.Ž A debate about Neymar faking injury and overreacting to tackles is polarizing opinion between European outrage and Brazilian defense. Former England forward Alan Shearer called Neymars behavior absolutely patheticŽ in a British broadcast Monday. Neymars theatrics distracted from Brazils 2-0 win over Mexico that took the five-time champion into the quarterfinals. The criticism is nonsens e,Ž Brazil great Ronaldo told reporters Wednesday. I am against all these opinions you mentioned. I dont think referees have been protecting him enough.Ž Ronaldo, a three-time winner of FIFAs best player award, and Matthaeus spoke at a briefing about the individual accolade that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have won five times each in the past decade. With Portugal and Argentina both leaving Russia in the round of 16, the award seems open for a new winner to emerge. Sure, Neymar „ when he will win the World Cup,Ž said Matthaeus. You have to win titles with your team.Ž Ronaldo and Messi arrived in Russia after Real Madrid won a third straight Champions League title and Barcelona won La Liga. Neymars absence since February with a foot injury was barely a blip for Paris Saint-Germains procession to win the French league. Its easy to win the title in France,Ž Matthaeus said. For me, Neymar this season, he did not show until now he can be the best.Ž The German great picked out another PSG star, Kylian Mbappe of France, England captain Harry Kane and Croatia captain Luka Modric as potential candidates for the FIFA award when voting opens July 23. The winner announced in London on Sept. 24 is judged by a vote by national team coaches and captains, plus media from FIFAs 211 member countries, and fans voting online. It is separate from the Golden Ball given to the World Cups best player. Ronaldo singled out Neymar as a potential winner „ noting that he himself won the FIFA award after an injury-hit season that peaked with Brazils World Cup title. Ronaldos eight goals in Japan and South Korea included both in the final, a 2-0 win over Germany. The results for Neymar with the national team are incredible and hes still not at his best,Ž Ronaldo said. Matthaeus suggested an 11th year of Messi-Ronaldo dominance is likely. I give them maybe one or two years more,Ž he said, then there will come a change for this award.ŽBy GERALD IMRAYAssociated PressNIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia „ First, it was his hand. Then, his teeth. Luis Suarezs feet and football ability are yet to take center stage for Uruguay at a World Cup. Maybe this time, now that his head is right. Like Barcelona teammate and close friend Lionel Messi, Suarez could be playing for his World Cup legacy in Russia. At best he has three games left, starting with Fridays quarterfinal against France. Messis failures at the World Cup have been well documented. Suarezs experiences have been far rawer. At both his previous tournaments, the Uruguay striker hasnt just left disappointed, hes left in disgrace, labeled a cheat in one and the worlds dirtiest player in the other. You mature, you learn things and you live in the present,Ž Suarez said at Uruguays team base in Russia in the buildup to the France game. In South Africa in 2010, Suarezs defining act was to block a goal-bound header from Ghana with his hand in the dying seconds of extra time in their quarterfinal. Suarez was sent off for the intentional handball but Ghana missed the resulting penalty. Suarezs clear cheating and wild celebrations on the side of the field incensed a continent as it helped Uruguay reach the semifinals at the expense of Africas last hope. Four years ago in Brazil, there was an even more shocking exit: Suarez bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in a group game „ leaving visible teeth marks in Chiellinis left shoulder „ and FIFA banned him for nine matches and four months, ending his tournament. It was the third time Suarez had been banned for biting an opponent. Suarez, now 31, is back for another go at the World Cup, maybe his last. At Uruguays base he appeared unaffected by his ignominious history at the tournament, answering questions from journalists about previous disciplinary breakdowns with no outward signs of discomfort. There seemed to be no attempts to hide anything, either. Suarez has taken steps to address his on-field behavior for Uruguay, he said, with the help of Oscar Tabarez, the coach and former teacher who has been in charge for Suarezs entire international career. Tabarez helps a lot. Hes one of the best coaches in the world because of his personality, the way he helps players,Ž Suarez said. Personally, he has helped me a lot. Before games, he always talks to me about what goes on in my head. Thats important to me. That talk I have with him is important.Ž For over a decade, Tabarez has worked to develop a specific team mantra in the Uruguay squad, putting emphasis on humility, work ethic and respect for others. That has manifested itself at the teams World Cup base in Russia, a sports center on the outskirts of Nizhny Novgorod where the players accommodation is more like school dormitories than five-star luxury. From the camp, stories emerge of Uruguays best players and biggest stars being asked to clear away their own plates and cutlery after meals, wash their own boots, carry training equipment to and from the field, and, in a nod to plain good manners, start press conferences by greeting journalists with a good morningŽ or good afternoon.Ž Suarez also spoke about the serenityŽ Tabarez brought to the squad and referred to himself, once the troublemaker, as now a veteran and a role model. Now Im one of the oldest, an example ... the younger ones look up to us,Ž Suarez said. You get nervous (in games), but at the same time you are one of the ones who has to remain calm. You have to set a good example to the younger ones. You have learned how to handle these situations.Ž Page 6 SP www.yoursun.com Thursday, July 5, 2018 / The SunWORLD CUP: Belgium vs. BrazilAP PHOTOUruguays Luis Suarez celebrates after the round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal on Saturday in Sochi, Russia. WORLD CUP: UruguayAfter the hand and the bite, Suarez gets his head right AP PHOTOBelgiums Nacer Chadli, second right, celebrates after scoring during the round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan Monday in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. By PAN PYLASAssociated PressKAZAN, Russia „ To get past Belgium in the quarterfinals at the World Cup, Brazil has to do something it has not been able to do since it last won the tournament in 2002: overcome European opposition in the knockout stages. Since beating Germany 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final, the five-time winner has been eliminated by European sides in the three subsequent competitions. Brazil lost to France and the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the 2006 and 2010 World Cups and was humiliated 7-1 by Germany in the semifinals four years ago at home. Fortunately for the Selecao, Belgium has a poor record against South American sides at the World Cup. Not only has Belgium not won any of its games against South American teams in the knockout stages, it hasnt even managed to score a goal. Most recently, Belgium lost 1-0 to Argentina in the 2014 quarterfinals. The core of that side remains in place in Russia, where Belgium has won all four of its matches, including coming back from 2-0 down to beat Japan in the round of 16 with a thrilling counterattack in the final seconds of injury time. Everyone knew about the array of talent running through the Belgium side, from Thibaut Courtois in goal to Kevin De Bruyne in midfield and Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku up front. The main questions following disappointing defeats in the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 European Championship centered on the teams character. That 3-2 victory over Japan was the first time a team has overcome a two-goal deficit to win outright since West Germany beat England in 1970, and the first to do it in regulation since Portugal came from three down to beat North Korea in 1966. It has fueled confidence inside the Belgium camp that it can deal with adversity and make the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1986. Maybe its this sort of match that we neede d for the future,Ž said Hazard, the captain.Belgiums scorers take on Brazils greedy defenseAP PHOTOBrazils Neymar, top, celebrates with team mate Paulinho after scoring Monday in Samara, Russia. WORLD CUP: Best PlayerNeymar urged to stop acting, win titles to get FIFA awardAP PHOTOFrances Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring Saturday in Kazan, Russia. By SAMUEL PETREQUINAssociated PressKAZAN, Russia „ Four years after Brazils humiliation at its home World Cup, Thiago Silva is back to his best in Russia, a country where his then-burgeoning career was almost tragically cut short years ago. The 33-year-old Brazil center back „ who is nicknamed O MonstroŽ for his exceptional physical abilities „ is probably playing in his final World Cup, and he has been enjoying a perfect tournament so far. While forward Neymar attracted negative comments for his antics on the field, Silva has been irreproachable. The captain arguably has been the best center back of the tournament, alongside Uruguay captain Diego Godin. Like Uruguay, Brazil has conceded only one goal in Russia so far, from a set piece in its opening 1-1 draw with Switzerland And the Selecaos rivals have managed only five shots on target in their four matches against the five-time champions. Silva has been playing a key role in helping Brazil achieve those impressive statistics, anchoring the defense with authority and class. During the 2-0 win against Mexico that guaranteed Brazil advanced to the quarterfinals for the seventh consecutive time, Silva was decisive both in the air and on the ground, blocked several shots and made two clearances. Its a huge joy to be doing an excellent cup and to be growing with every game,Ž Silva said. Im happy about my performance, and the performance of the team.Ž Happiness and joy have been hard to come by during some stretches of Silvas career. The native of Rio de Janeiro went through hard times after Brazils 7-1 loss to Germany at the last World Cup. Silva did not play in that game because he was suspended, but he was harshly criticized and branded a cry baby for his emotional outbursts as he was pictured in tears before a penalty shootout against Chile in the round of 16.WORLD CUP: BrazilO Monstro Thiago Silva back to his best in World Cup