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HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN VOL. 99 | NO. 239 | $1.00 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919 An Edition Of The Sun Monday, August 27, 2018 Highlands Health ................ B1 Local Sports .................... A7-8 Lottery ..................... SPORTS Classifieds ...................... B5-7 Comics ................ NEWS WIRE Viewpoints ....................... A5 Weather ............... NEWS WIREGood morning To Larry Taylor Thanks for reading! TheNewsSunBy MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITERSEBRING „ And the winner is ... those who love eating pizza because there are many places to get a good slice or whole pie in Highlands County. The question posed to readers was Who makes the best pizza in Highlands County?Ž and as expected there was no real consensus, although a handful of local pizza-making establishments were mentioned frequently. Proximity may have a bearing for many as someone living in Lake Placid would probably not journey out of town say to Avon Park or Spring Lake for their pizza. Also, some may not have tried the pizza at all the available locations in Highlands County and one pizza maker is relatively new and a restaurant added pizza to their menu recently. Clearly there are more quality options available in Highlands than just two or three years ago. Some readers diplomatically responded by mentioning more than one establishment including Karl Erikson, who said, If Im spending money on pizza in Highlands County, its going to be at: Little Italy in Avon Park or Palmanos or Original Vincents in Sebring. Palmanos is my favorite if Im forced to pick one.Ž Don Elwell mentioned the most pizza establishments in his list of favorites with an explanation that he grew up in the Chicago area and grew to love all kinds of pizza: tavern-style, deep dish, thin crust, Double-Decker and more. There is (almost) no such thing as a bad pizza ... and I personally could eat it only “ ve or six days a week,Ž he said. My 6 favorite places in Highlands County for a perfect week of pizza would include (in no particular order): Galatis (Sebring), Little Italy, Palmanos, Roserios (Spring Lake), Mr. Sammys (Lake Placid) and Market 27 (Avon Park). Nick Fisher provided the most detailed and opinionated response including his background and what he learned in his travels to substantiate his comments. Im originally from Melrose Park, Ill and I was born in 1969. Until the late 1980s Melrose Park was predominantly Italian,Ž he said. The pizza was real, not some deep dish gimmick, fresh made sauce local sources used for all the ingredients, Fisher said. Pizza is a part of life growing up in the greater Chicago Land and we Chicagoans pride ourselves over our hometown pizza.Ž Ive been all over the U.S. Of A. and have had pizza from every major city Ive been to,Ž he said. Let me tell you something I learned in Brooklyn about 15 years ago, Chicago pizza sucks. I learned something along the way as well too about pizza marketing, original or N.Y. within the name only masks the poor quality of the mass produced cheap ingredients ... Little Italy in Avon Park is the only local pizzeria that even comes close to pizza in N.Y. Everything else is fogazzi [fake] ragu.Ž But, our readers had many other opinions. Jessica Smith said for her family of seven its Palmanos. We always get the best pizza and wonderful service,Ž she said. My boyfriend likes his pizza cut into squares, as does the owner, and they always do it for us. Palmanos, hands down, best pizza and more.Ž Desiree Tobar said her favorite by far is Original Vincents pizza. My son who was 3 at the time called him silly chef because Vincent would sing loudly and throw the pizza dough in the air while making my son his own tiny pizza,Ž she said. It was a great A slice ofPizza lovers name their favorite piesCOURTESY PHOTOFrom left: Andrew and Matthew Elwell with a pizza from Galatis Family Restaurant. COURTESY PHOTOSalverio SammyŽ Telesco of Mr. Sammys N.Y. Style Pizza Bistro & Italian Cuisine, Lake Placid. heaven By KAREN CLOGSTONMANAGING EDITORHIGHLANDS COUNTY „ As voters head to their polling stations Tuesday, the states primary election serves to remind voters of the importance of the general election in November. Tuesday, local voters will make choices that will ultimately be determined in a few months, and in some cases, make decisions effective immediately. LOCAL VOTERS During the primary, local voters can do more than pick Democrat or Republican candidates. Every registered voter can vote for seats on the Highlands County Board of County Commission, the Highlands County School Board and for two bench seats in the Tenth Judicial Circuit. Florida is a closed primary state, which means voters can only vote for candidates in their party. Those who did not select a party when they registered to vote may only vote in the primaries for judges and issues, with some exceptions: € A Universal Primary Contest, or UPC,Ž exists when all candidates have the same party af“ liation and the winner will have no opposition in the general election. All quali“ ed voters may vote on a UPC regardless of party af“ liation. This is the case for the District 4 seat on the Highlands County Board of County Commission, where local voters will choose between incumbent Republican Jack L. Richie and Republican challenger Arlene Tuck. € Non-partisan judicial and school board elections take place the same day as the primary election and are on the same ballot. Candidates for such of“ ces do not run as representatives of a political party, and must receive a majority 2018 primary: How it affects Highlands By PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITERSEBRING „ Matthew Christian of ReMax Realty in Sebring said he really doesnt want to set the speed limit on U.S. 27 at 60 mph, per se. But he would like to see if a petition to raise the limit or keep it at 55 mph would gain as much attention from the Florida Department of Transportation as, he believes, the agency gave to calls to lower it in the Sebring urban area. In a move expected to take full effect at the end of this month, FDOT agreed to lower the speed limit on U.S. 27 by 5 mph inside the Sebring city limits. County Administrator Randy Vosburg told county commissioners about the change on Aug. 7. New signs were expected to go up this week, marking a 50 mph limit from Oak Circle on the south end of Sebring to Northwood Boulevard, just north of Sebring Parkway/ Schumacher Road. Currently, it varies between 50 mph and 55 mph in the city limits. Speed limits through Avon Park and Lake Placid are 45 mph. Speed limits between the municipalities, marked as high as 60 mph or 65 mph, will remain the same. Christian doesnt understand why they cant stay the same in Sebring. It looked like a decision made over the fact that it was too fast for some people,Ž Christian said. If its based on the constituency, how much (do) people in the county want to keep it. Its kind of an Realtor posts petition on speed Pushes for 60 mph on U.S. 27 in SebringPETITION | 6A PRIMARY | 2A PIZZA | 2A


Page 2 E/N/C The Sun | Monday, August 27, 2018 The Highlands News-Sun (USPS 487-900-ISSN 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 office(s). All material contained herein is the property of the Highlands News-Sun, which is an affiliate of DR Media. Reproduction in whole or in 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 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 Totla $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. PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Tracy Weikel, Classified Account Executive 863-658-0307 LEGAL ADVERTISING Janet Emerson 863-386-5637 CUSTOMER SERVICE Mike Henry, Office Manager 863-385-6155 SUBMIT NEWS & OBITS Email all obituaries and death notices to Email all other announcements to EDITORIAL Karen Clogston, Managing Editor Special Sections Editor 863-386-5833 Pallavi Agarwal, Contributing Editor 863-386-5831 pallavi.agarwal@highlandsnewssun.comHIGHLANDSNEWS-SUN YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE PUBLISHERTim Smolarick 863-386-5624 EXECUTIVE EDITOR Romona Washington 863-386-5624 RETAIL ADVERTISING Cliff Yeazel, Advertising Director 863-386-5844 CIRCULATION Rob Kearley, Circulation Director 863-386-6155 PRODUCTION Donna Scherlacher, MultiMedia/Production Director 863-386-5844 vote to win „ 50 percent plus one. With only two candidates, the of“ce is decided that day. With three or more candidates, if none of them get the majority vote, the top two vote getters then go to the general election. The District 1 seat on the School Board of Highlands County will be decided under this category … local voters will choose between incumbent Charlene Edwards and challenger Isaac Durrance. The two bench seats in the Tenth Judicial Circuit will also be decided on Tuesday, as Lee Cohen, Melissa Gravitt and Keith P. Merritt face off for the Group 10 seat, and Dana Y. Moore and Stephen Paul Pincket square off for the Group 11 seat. COMMUNITY CONCERNS Highlands County residents have a number of concerns that affect the local community, including the rebounding of the local economy, citrus/agriculture industry, storm water/drainage issues, education, health care and its related services. At the state level, these concerns are addressed in various ways. Florida Tax Watch is an independent, nonpartisan, nonpro“t taxpayer research institute and government watchdog that works to improve the productivity and accountability of Florida government. According to its website, more than half of all Florida government revenue (53.1 percent) is raised at the local level, one of the highest shares in the nation. In total, Floridas 66 county governments … plus Jacksonvilles consolidated government, more than 400 municipal governments, and approximately 1,000 independent special districts spend nearly $80 billion annually. Florida Tax Watch provides the following facts about Highlands County: € Total county population is 102,138, ranked 36 out of 67 counties € Percentage of population living in unincorporated areas is 75.9 percent, ranked 34 out of 67 € Per capita county personal income is $32,135, ranked 43 out of 67 € Unemployment rate is 5.1 percent, ranked 5 out of 67 According to U.S. News and World Report, Floridas most recent rankings on a number of issues are as follows: State economy: 5; Employment: 32; Economic opportunity: 40; Fiscal stability: 3; Education, pre-K-12: 40; Higher education: 1; and access to health care: 48. So when it comes to what matters to Highlands County residents, voters should keep in mind some of these issues when casting their votes Tuesday. BREAKDOWN COUNTY COMMISSION District 4: Republican incumbent Jack Riche faces off against Republican challenger Arlene Tuck. Who can vote: all registered voters Issues: localized drainage problems, implantation of county “re assessment, completion of Sebring Parkway Phase III, term limits SCHOOL BOARD District 1: Charlene Edwards, a one-term incumbent, faces challenger Isaac Durrance. Who can vote: all registered voters Issues: improving graduation rates, teacher recruitment and retention, school safety and hardening, resource availability to students and teachers STATE REP, DISTRICT 55 Democrats Audrey Ann Asciutto and Nicholas Eugene Mrozowski go head to head to determine who will face Republican incumbent Edwin Cary Pigman in the November general election. Who can vote: all registered Democrats Issues: Storm water drainage, local economy/ industry, citrus industry, education and school safety, mental health services AG COMMISSIONER Republican “eld: Matt Caldwell, Denise Grimsley, Mike McCallister and Baxter Grif“n Troutman face off in the primary. For the Democrats, the choice lies between Nicole NikkiŽ Fried, Jeffrey Duane Porter and R. David Walker. The winner of each party will face each other on the November ballot. Who can vote: all registered voters, based on party af“liation Issues: concealed weapon permits, agriculture … ranching, dairy, citrus, preservation of land and water resources, consumer services ATTORNEY GENERAL Republicans have a choice between Ashley Moody and Frank White. Democrats must choose between Sean Shaw and Ryan Torrens. The winner of each party will face each other on the November ballot. Who can vote: all registered voters, based on party af“liation Issues: medical marijuana, Second Amendment, reinstating voting rights for felons GOVERNOR The Republican “eld includes eight candidates: Don Baldauf, Ron DeSantis, Timothy M. Devine, Bob Langford, John Joseph Mercadante, Bruce Nathan, Adam H. Putnam and Bob White. The Democrats have a “eld of seven candidates to choose from: Andrew Gillum, Gwen Graham, Jeff Greene, Chris King, Phillip Levine, Alex LundyŽ Lundmark and John Wetherbee. The winner of each party will face each other on the November ballot. Who can vote: all registered voters, based on party af“liation Issues: state economy, health care, agriculture industry, tourism, education and school safety, natural resources, disaster preparedness and funding for state mandates US REP., DISTRICT 17 Three Republicans will face each other: Bill Akins, Julio Gonzalez and Greg Stuebe. For Democrats, the choice is between April Freeman and Bill Pollard. The winner of each party will face each other on the November ballot. Who can vote: all registered voters, based on party af“liation Issues: Second Amendment, immigration, border wall, national debt, health care, partisan politics US SENATE Republicans will choose between Roque RockyŽ De La Fuente and current Gov. Rick Scott. The winner of this contest will go on to the November General Election to face incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, who had no Democratic challenger. Who can vote: all registered Republican voters Issues: Second Amendment, immigration, border wall, national debt, health care, partisan politics ON TUESDAY According to the Florida Division of Elections website, when you go to your polling place to vote, you will be asked to provide a current and valid picture identi“cation with a signature. Approved forms of picture identi“cation include: € Florida drivers license; € Florida identi“cation card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles; € United States passport; € Debit or credit card; € Military identi“cation; € Student identi“cation; € Retirement center identi“cation; € Neighborhood association identi“cation; € Public assistance identi“cation; € Veteran health identi“cation card issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; € License to carry a concealed weapon or “rearm issued pursuant to s. 790.06; € An employee identi“cation card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county, or a municipality. If the picture identi“cation does not contain a signature, you will be asked to provide an additional identi“cation with your signature. Registered voters can still vote if they do not bring identi“cation, the website says. You should not be turned away from the polls because you do not bring identi“cation. If you do not have the proper identi“cation, you will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday. Any voter who is standing in line at 7 p.m. is still eligible to cast a vote. To “nd your polling location, check your voter registration card or visit PAGE 1Aexperience and great food. We always go back to see Silly Chef.Ž Michele Phillips said Roserios Pizzeria in Spring Lake has the best pizza in Highlands County. It is a small establishment thats always busy but well worth the wait for great food.Ž Donna Marquar said Mr. Sammy has the best pizza. Dee Petty said the best pizza in the county is de“nitely Dimitris Pizza Kitchen. Her family has the meat pizza, which is delicious and at a great price, too. Chris Perkins said it took a long time to get a good pizza in this area. There are a few I love and really for me it depends on the mood Im in: Palamanos (sic), Little Italy, Rosarios, Dimitris and T&T in the Lakeshore Mall all make some great pie and they all have there own unique spin on pizza. I just love it,Ž he said. There were many comments on who makes the best pizza in the county with various answers, which means youre likely not too far away from a pizza shop/ restaurant to satisfy your craving for pizza in Highlands County.PIZZAFROM PAGE 1A BY MARC VALERO/STAFF WRITERVincent Tedesco of Original Vincents N.Y. Style Pizza Shop & Restaurant, Sebring. In partnership with the Champion for Children Foundationof Highlands CountyThe Champion for Children Foundation has been providing abuse and neglect prevention and early intervention programs and services to children and familiesin Highlands County since 1994. For info. visit: WAYS TO ORDER € (863) 494-9362In person: The Circle Theatre, 202 Circle Park Drive Sebring, FL. 33870Wednesday Friday, 9:00am 4:00pmAll sales nal. Please notify us at time of ticket purchase for any special needs seating requirements.adno=720074 adno=3595196

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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 27, 2018 This is the last of the series on local golf history. During the 1890s Colonel Harlan Page Davidson from Hooksett, New Hampshire, purchased a tract of land that was to become Pinecrest Hotel and Golf Course in Avon Park. Upon Harlans death, the property was passed on to his son, Colonel Royal Page Davidson. In 1926, Colonel Davidson contracted with local architect, William Heim to build a Club House overlooking Lake Lotela. The first nine holes of the course were built sometime around 1926 and the remaining nine holes were not built until 1936. In 1926, the brand new Jacaranda Hotel opened. Golfers stayed there and were transported daily by horse-drawn wagons to Pinecrest because Pinecrest did not have overnight accommodations. The golfers came via the train. The manager of Pinecrest was Fred DeAnguera. He was also part owner and manager from 1928 to 1940. Pinecrest like most other Florida resorts opened for the season from Dec. 15 to April 1. Pinecrest attracted many celebrities. The Avon Park Sun newspaper refers to Babe Ruth, Connie Mack Al Simmons, Lefty Grove and Mickey Cochrane as some of the famous baseball stars who played there. Golfers Chuck Evans and Al Espanoza also played at Pinecrest. Other celebrities include Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., Sid Luckman and famous Chicago sports figures. In 1939, Pinecrest was sold to Horace M. Wright of Chicago. He was the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Sunbeam Corporation. Pinecrest became an ultra, exclusive playground for the very wealthy Chicago money clan. Guests stayed, played, ate and conducted their business in the hotel or the numerous cottages on the east side of Lake Lotela. It was a private club with membership. All meals were taken at the hotel. No public access, nothing in the newspaper about Pinecrest at that time. Essentially nothing public was heard from Pinecrest from 1939 through 1957. During WWII when housing was needed military service personnel were not allowed to use the facilities. October of 1957 Pinecrest was sold to Lawrence and Associates. They were the owners of Harder Hall which had completed its golf course. From 1957 to 1964, the control, the operation, image and visibility of Pinecrest changed completely. Pinecrest had been very seclusive and exclusive and now it was very open, very public and offered high visibility. It now had to turn a profit on its own and theres reason to believe that it was moderately successful, according to the article. The year of 1959 was the time of the first televised Wonderful World of GolfŽ at Pinecrest. The total purse was $37,500 with a first place purse of $22,500 and $1,500 to all participants. Nell Ferwin emailed that Don Dyer is the designer of the Sun N Lake golf course. 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The Sun | Monday, August 27, 2018 E/N/C Page 5 VIEWPOINTS HIGHLANDSNEWS-SUN YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919Tim Smolarick Publisher Romona Washington Executive Editor Cliff Yeazel Advertising Director Rob Kearley Circulation Director Donna Scherlacher Multi-Media/Production Director SUNANOTHER VIEW 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 mention 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. Letters 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 telephone 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 in 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 If history repeats itself, the red tide plaguing a large swath of the inshore Gulf coast will eventually go away. The dead “sh and other marine life that succumbed to the harmful algae will be removed from beaches and basins. The respiratory irritation experienced by humans will subside. And legions of Floridians will forget the anger and dismay they now feel while viewing photographs and watching video of the impacts of red tide. It happened after the 2005-06 red tide, one of the worst in Floridas recorded history, that resulted in a dead zoneŽ the size of Rhode Island on the Gulf bottom and caused massive losses of “sh and marine mammals. It happened after a two-year episode, from 1994 to 1996, and following the 1953-54 red tide that was, at the time, the longest on record. As the blooms faded, so did the negative environmental and economic impacts that generated public outcry. Thats not to say steps aimed at reducing the intensi“cation of red tide, a naturally occurring phenomenon, havent been taken for the past three decades. They have occurred, and outbreaks have sometimes provided the impetus for incremental action. But Florida continues to lack a science-based, fully funded plan for controlling pollution „ from human-made nutrients „ that, according to the scienti“c consensus, can fuel the inshore growth of microscopic red tide organisms that originally develop 10 to 40 miles offshore „ not to mention its inland rivers and springs with their own algae problems. One problem is that, in general, when red tide is out of sight (and out of smelling distance), it is out of the publics mind and, thus, not a political priority. Another challenge is the complexity of the matter. There are different species of red tide algae; the bloom currently affecting the west coast is known as K. brevis, or Florida red tide. The vastness of the Gulf, the length of Floridas coastline and the diversity of conditions on the mainland make it dif“cult to reach sweeping conclusions about causes and effects. According to Sarasota-based Mote Marine Laboratory: In contrast to the many red tide species that are fueled by nutrient pollution associated with urban or agricultural runoff, there is no direct link between nutrient pollution and the frequency or severity of red tides caused by K. brevis.Ž Not everyone in the scienti“c community agrees with the assertion that there is no direct link.Ž That said, Mote communications embrace the scienti“c consensus with this conclusion: However, once red tides are transported inshore, they are capable of using man-made nutrients for their growth.Ž Pictures of bright-green, algae-laden water released from Lake Okeechobee toward the west and east coasts have fueled public outrage and reinforced the widely held belief that red tide outbreaks are being lengthened and intensi“ed by pollution from development, septic tanks and agriculture north of Lake Okeechobee. Regardless of red tide, this pollution should be dramatically reduced and water management practices dramatically overhauled. Doing so will take money and commitment. Could outrage over red tide force Floridians and their leaders to take pollution seriously? Perhaps but, as history has shown, only if it is sustained „ after the red tide goes away. An editorial from the Ocala Star Banner.Dont repeat this history PUBLIC SAFETY Marc Bashoor By PUBLIC SAFETYMARC BASHOORContinuing with the review and introductions of our volunteer “re departments, today we introduce you to the Highlands Lakes and Desoto City VFDs. Both VFDs operate multiple “rehouses with signi“cant geographic coverage. Toby and Bette Chapel of Sebring, original members of the DCVFD, graciously contributed to the information about Desoto City.Highlands Lakes Volunteer Fire DepartmentMichael Morse Jr. has been chief of the Highlands Lakes VFD since September 2017, having served for 10 years prior as the assistant chief. He has been a member of the HLVFD for the past 22 years, recruited by high school friends who were also members. Born and raised in Avon Park, Chief Morse has no direct family in the “re service. He enjoys spending time with his Highlands County resident niece and nephew, describing his nephew as his “shing buddy.Ž Chief Morse is a Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ce sergeant by day,Ž where he supervises detention facility inmate records, work squads, the transportation unit and the community maintenance program. While not working, volunteering, or “shing with his nephew, Mike enjoys working on vehicles and what he calls little projects.Ž The Highlands Lakes VFD rose out of community need in 1970. Prior to then, the Avon Park Fire Department routinely answered calls outside of the municipal boundaries of Avon Park. Around 1970, Morse reports, the city council voted to discontinue responses outside of the city boundaries, which left a void in the unincorporated areas. The initial “re station was the original sales trailer for the Avon Park Lakes subdivision, slightly closer to U.S. 27 than the current building. Fire vehicles, the “rst being surplus military vehicles secured by the hospital, were parked under a pole barn erected next to the trailer. The existing building, identi“ed as Highlands County station No. 1, was erected on property donated by Walker Memorial Hospital in the early 1980s. When Hurricane Charlie tore through Highlands County in 2004, the “re station was severely damaged, having to be torn down to the frame and reconstructed. The building received some damage during Hurricane Irma, and is slated for demolition after a new building is erected in 2019. A 1975 line-of-duty death was a dark time for the HLVFD (as for any department). A house “re on Lake Adelaide proved fatal for volunteer “re“ghter Dan Ledbedder who was working on the roof of the home as it gave way. Other “re“ghters on the scene were able to pull him out of the house, and the Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ce (who controlled EMS at that time) transported “re“ghter Ledbedder to Walker Memorial. He was later ”own in a private plane to the Shands Burn Center in Gainesville. Sadly, “re“ghter Ledbedder succumbed to his injuries, leaving behind his wife and children. Partially due to the stations location, close to both the Avon Park and Avon Park Bombing Range airports, there have been numerous signi“cant plane crashes in the area that Chief Morse recalls. These include a Learjet where occupants walked away, a military spotter plane in which four crew members died, a Coast Guard Auxiliary plane where two crew members died and a smaller Cesna where a father and son perished. Chief Morse also recalls a mass-casualty incident at the old Sun Pure plant on U.S. 27; an ammonia leak where 20 patients were transported to area hospitals. The Polk County hazardous materials response team provided coverage for that event. The HLVFD added a second response facility, station 2, along State Road 64 East in the early 1990s. This was funded and built by the department on land donated by Ward Groves. There was a major renovation of this facility in 2015, with a larger bay added, at which time the facility was deeded to Highlands County. Chief Morses safety message surrounds smoke alarms … an inexpensive, yet often overlooked, piece of safety equipment. He recalls a local kitchen “re where residents were awakened by the smell of smoke and the screams of their baby. What a frightening way to be awakened! Fortunately everyone made it out in this case. Smoke alarms, however, would have given much more time for escape. Chief Morse is proud of the HLVFD participation, boasting the only required physical ability testŽ (PAT) for volunteers in Highlands County. Set up in their station, the course was modeled off of other successful PAT setups around the country. There are 20 credentialed and active members along with eight support members of the HLVFD. We are all looking forward to the new “re station No. 1 to be under construction in 2019.Desoto City Volunteer Fire DepartmentScott Kaplan has served as chief of the Desoto City VFD for three years, and has been with the department for nine years. His wife, Jerry, is also an active volunteer member. Scott is an electrician by trade, working as a supervisor for Air and Electric Services for the past 12 years. The DCVFD evolved out of the growing need for residential “re protection around 1977. Prior to this, the Forestry Service handled all “re protection in the immediate area. The original DCVFD, with a state charter for 80 square Introducing Highlands Lakes and West Sebring VFDsSAFETY | 6A


Page 6E/N/C The Sun | Monday, August 27, 2018 exercise in democracy.Ž Christian started an online petition Aug. 7 at, searchable with the words change us 27 speed to 60.Ž As of Wednesday, it had 485 signatures. He said he suggested 60 mph to grab attention. FDOT normally sets speed limits based on studies, which factor in how fast people want to drive and can safely drive, which is based on how many severe and fatal wrecks occur in an area. Speed studies on U.S. 27 conducted in March this year showed FDOT might want to increase some speed limits, County Engineer Clinton Howerton Jr. told county commissioners. On the highway, the study said, a majority of people drive as much as 9 mph faster than posted limits, with a comfort level anywhere from 4170 mph at some spots. The study also said just 2.6percent of 940 recorded wrecks in three years were caused by speed. However, when FDOT of“cials published the study results in May, they announced they wouldnt raise speed limits. They didnt want a yo-yoŽ effect of drivers speeding up and slowing down for different sections within Sebring. The Highlands NewsSun asked County Commissioner Don Elwell, who worked with Howerton and FDOT of“cials on this matter, why FDOT diverged from the study. They drove it during the daytime,Ž Elwell said. Christian said he understood that slower speeds would give people more reaction time, but also said he thought slower drivers would present a hazard on the road. Howerton said earlier this month that a 50 mph speed limit through Sebring would present a double-edge.Ž Northbound drivers would not like it, he said, where lanes border Lake Jackson with little to no cross-traf“c. Southbound drivers, however, especially those attempting to enter or exit driveways would appreciate a lower speed limit, he said. The study looked at speed on the road for a month and tallied three years of wrecks from U.S. 98/State Road 66 to the north county line. On March 1, a group of residents protested traf“c conditions on both sides of U.S. 27 at New Life Way/Bayview Street „ the site of at least two fatal wrecks, on Feb. 3 this year and on June 30, 2007. On their hand-lettered signs, they asked drivers to slow down, back off cars in front of them and put away distractions, namely texting. Christian said thats the older constituency, whose schedules are more relaxed compared to commuters. He also suggested that speed was not a factor in most wrecks as much as distraction or people turning into lanes or across them without giving space to oncoming traf“c. One thing I saw with the petition: They think this is a nod to the senior set. Really, its not,Ž Elwell said. Instead, he said, lowering the speed limit and getting law enforcement to put greater emphasis on enforcement will catch some of those bad driving habits. It will help to take the most danger ous drivers off the roads,Ž Elwell said. As for the 5 mph limit, he said it may not have much effect on passenger cars, but it could on heavy trucks, which gather more momentum and cant stop quickly. On Jan. 19 this year, Florida National Guard Spc. Luis E. Garcia of the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team died in a chain-reaction rear-end wreck in the northbound U.S. 27 lanes at Hammock Road. Initial reports from Sebring police were that he did not or could not stop his heavy military truck in time and ran into the back of another truck in the convoy. Elwell said hes had close calls leaving work from Alan Jay Ford/ Lincoln in Sebring. Theres a traf“c signal, but hes seen drivers „ especially truck drivers „ run it. Ive been within a foot of being the star of the show,Ž Elwell said. He said local residents and of“cials share the blame over many decades for not having access roads to reduce the number of cars turning on and off the highway. The mix of local and through-drivers with passenger and freight vehicles causes con”icts. Its a bit of a stew and it doesnt taste very good,Ž Elwell said. Projects are already underway to close some median cuts and improve some intersections, Elwell said. Meanwhile, hes looking at comments under the petition posting on Christians Facebook page to get more ideas on how local of“cials can work with FDOT or law enforcement to improve the road.PETITIONFROM PAGE 1A miles of protection, was established by community members, using the Desoto Mobile Home Park clubhouse on Desoto Road in 1978. Original equipment was surplus forestry equipment that needed to be rebuilt, which was parked under the trees of the mobile home park. Their “rst two regular “re engines were purchased by the DCVFD board, from the Sarasota City Fire Department, at a cost of $3,200 for both. Today, a stripped down new “re engine begins at about $300,000. This was the period before 911 services were established in Highlands County. Volunteers set up and staffed a dispatch position at the mobile home park, receiving calls from the Sheriffs Of“ce, then calling and paging volunteers for emergencies. The DCVFD eventually established a local call-in number, which was used until centralized 911 and countywide dispatching was established. The lot for modern day station No. 18 on Desoto Road, one block from the original mobile home park location, was acquired in 1982. Local fundraising efforts, including yard sales, circus performances, and eventual county funding helped provide “nances for the department. The four-bay station No. 18 has served well for over 30 years. There was a fairly catastrophic plumbing-”ooding issue about six years ago that was only partially repaired. The advent of the new “re assessment will “nally allow for the repairs to be completed in the coming six months or so. Prior to the original station No. 19 being added some years later, the department housed equipment in a members yard at the Silver Fox subdivision off of State Road 66. Station 19, originally housed in a rented facility on South George Boulevard, is currently housed in the more modern structure built in 2000. This new facility added sleeping quarters and signi“cantly expanded vehicle storage capacity for a growing “re department. Highlands County paramedics moved into the facility in 2018. Some years prior to station No. 19s establishment, the Sebring Airport Authority VFD was providing “re protection service out of hangar space at the Sebring Airport. In 2017, the DCVFD formally assumed a relationship with the airport, housing an engine and brush vehicle on site, in a hangar now known as station No. 20. In the coming years, a new “re station will replace the hangar facility, with funding from the “re assessment. In the mix of these other three stations, the DCVFD had also assumed responsibility for the Lincoln Heights VFD on School Street. As the area was suf“ciently covered by other stations, that facility formally known as station No. 17 was of“cially closed in 2016. Running out of stations 18, 19, and 20, the DCVFD currently has 16 active members. The 2017 Musslemans Storage “re was Chief Kaplans “rst major incident as incident commander. This incident was an eye-opener for Scott, the “rst incident where he was faced with mass destruction at a suspected arson “re. The situation helped him realize how quickly we can tax the Highlands County resources, including the available water supply. This was a situation the “re department would remain on scene of for more than eight hours. Chief Kaplans safety message centers around electrical “res. As an electrician and a “re“ghter, Kaplan has seen a lot of bad choices when it comes to electrical modi“cations and uses of extension cords. Many people make uncerti“ed modi“cations on their own with little regard for grounding, voltage/ wattage capacities, or safe installations. He has seen signi“cant misuse of electric, running air conditioners, refrigerators, or other large appliances via extension cord … which is never recommended. Additionally, the use of under-rated cords for the amount of power required is a signi“cant problem. Kaplan cant count the number of times hes been somewhere as an electrician and commented to an occupant, youre lucky I found this while I was here in my electrician truck, and didnt have to “nd it with my other truck (“re truck).Ž Similar to the other chiefs, Chief Kaplan is proud of his memberships accomplishments over the years. He and his membership have a positive outlook for the consolidation process, which will provide some much needed relief and resources for the DCVFD in the coming years. Chief Kaplan notes the DCVFD is always looking for volunteers … who can join by calling 863-402-6870. Marc Bashoor is director of public safety for Highlands County.SAFETYFROM PAGE 5A Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis FOR RELEASE AUGUST 27, 2018 ACROSS 1 Apple remnant 5 Picket line crosser 9 Proverbial waste maker 14 Like die-hard fans 15 Furry red Muppet 16 Snake River state 17 Sam Houston served twice as its president 20 Rapper Dr. __ 21 Shade tree subject to blight 22 Lubricated 23 Black __ : covert missions 25 Cost for an online pop-up 28 General guideline 31 Safari automaker 34 Wraps up 35 Fish trapped in pots 36 Word is ... 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PAGE 7 August 27, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A7LOCAL SPORTS SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNMercedes-AMG are the new Intercontinental GT Challenge championship leaders after claiming a 1-2 “ nish Sunday at the inaugural Suzuka 10 Hours where Intercontinental entries “ lled the overall top-12 positions. GruppeM Racings perfect performance saw Raffaele Marciello, Maro Engel and Tristan Vautier lead 222 of 276 laps en route to a 31.6-second victory over Strakka Racings Lewis Williamson, Alvaro Parente and Maxi Goetz, while the Audi Sport Team Absolute Racing R8 LMS GT3 shared by Markus Winkelhock, Christopher Haase and Kelvin van der Linde completed the overall podium. Audi Sport Team WRTs fourth place also limited some of the damage in” icted by MercedesAMG, which has turned a seven-point de“ cit into a nine-point lead ahead of the “ nal round „ the California 8 Hours. Nick Fosters pole-sitting HubAuto Corsa Ferrari led the opening stint before a drivethrough penalty for a grid infringement dropped the teams No. 28 entry out of victory contention after just one hour. Meanwhile, Strakka Racings No. 43 MercedesAMG moved into podium contention at the three-hour mark. Goetz, Parente and Williamson remained within 10 seonds of GruppeM until after the penultimate round of pitstops when Marciello was able to build his advantage. Instead, Williamson Mercedes wins Suzuka 10 Hours DIRK BOGAERTS PHOTOGRAPHYThe No. 888 Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing HKG Mercedes-AMG GT3. SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNBoris Said captured a Trans Am victory Saturday at Road America in the Ryan Companies Road America Classic, a 101.2-mile race constituting Trans Ams 46th appearance on the iconic circuit. Said, in the No. 21 Monster Energy/ Weaver Concepts Dodge Challenger, would outlast Chris Dyson, in the No. 20 Plaid Crafts Ford Mustang, for the TA class victory. Said began TA class competition in third position but moved up to second shortly after the green ” ag ” ew. Said would settle into the pursuit of race leader and pole sitter Lawrence Loshak, in the No. 2 Pennzoil/ ETE Chevrolet Camaro, until the No.2 entered the pits with power steering issues. Said would assume the lead and, despite several strong challenges from Dyson, retain it past the checkered ” ag for his third career Road America victory „ the previous coming in 1995 and 2002. Im just proud,Ž said Said. I won my “ rst Trans Am race here 24 years ago. To race this great brand new car, built by Pancho Weaver, and to represent Monster Energy is a great opportunity. Monster has been a sponsor of mine for a long time; Im probably their oldest athlete at 55 „ its an iconic brand in America. What Mark Hall, Rodney Sacks and Mitch Covington have done is amazing, and I truly appreciate their support. To get a win for them makes me really proud.Ž The win is the “ rst of 2018 for both the Weaver Racing team and the Dodge Challenger model, while Road America marks Saids third appearance this season after coming out of retirement to return to the TA class Said takes Trans Am win at Road America CHRIS CLARK/TRANS AM PHOTOBoris Said in the No. 21 Monster Energy/ Weaver Concepts Dodge Challenger. By JIM FOOTESPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNOn Aug.t 21, the Spring Lake Mens League sponsored a Two Man Team „ One Best Ball competition on the Panther Creek golf course. There were two ” ights „ Flight A, with “ ve teams having team handicaps of 13 to 31, and four teams having handicaps 31 and up in Flight B. First place in Flight A went to Mike Custer and Larry Carlson with a Best Ball score of 61. Mike had six best ballsŽ and Larry had the hotter hand with 10 best ball holes.Ž Two holes were tied. Steve Gorham and Edd Vowels took second place in A with 65 net strokes. Gorham had the best ball on eight holes while golf course owner Vowels had three best ball holes. With fairly even handicaps (Steve a 10 and Edd an 11) this team tied on the other seven holes. Pat Jaskowski and Tom Bates came in third place at 69 strokes „ Jaskowski taking seven holes and Bates taking six holes. In Flight B, Will David and Leon Van won “ rst place with 62 net strokes. Another evenly matched team, David took “ ve holes, Van had best ball on three holes, and they tied all of the other 10 holes! Bart Bartholomy and newcomer David Bass took second place in B with 64 net strokes „ Bartholomy taking eight holes and Bass taking “ ve holes „ with the other “ ve holes tied. Vern Hoffman and Don Cunning placed third with 65 net strokes, with Hoffman taking seven holes and Cunning taking four holes and nine holes tied. Other side games such as Net and Gross SkinsŽ and the Low Net Pools for each ” ight add to the fun and suspense of golf at Spring Lake. Every day is a beautiful day when your golf game is working!Healthy Heart 5K run/4K Paws runSEBRING „ The annual Healthy Heart 5K Run and 4K Paws Run in memory of Jimmy Polatty, will take place this year on Oct. 6 at Highlands Hammock State Park. The 5K begins at 7:45 a.m. and the 4K with your dog starts at 8:15 a.m. First “ ve dogs across the “ nish line receive a prize. For information, call Jim or Colleen Polatty at 863-386-4927. http:// race-calendar/.Spring Lake MGA in action By JIM TAYLORCORRESPONDENTAVON PARK „ Playing in the sweltering heat of nearly 100 degrees on Saturday after the weather postponed the game on Friday, the Avon Park Red Devils overcame a 19-point de“ cit to beat the Frostproof Bulldogs in double-overtime at Joe Franza Stadium in Avon Park in a 31-25 thriller. Things did not bode well for the Red Devils to start the game as two interceptions by Frostproof would be contributing factors to the Bulldogs building a 17-0 lead in the “ rst quarter. On Avon Parks “ rst possession, a tipped pass was intercepted by Frostproofs TJ Boyd and returned to the Red Devils 5. Two plays later, Willie Knighton crossed the line from a yard out to put the Bulldogs up 7-0. A “ eld by Frostproofs Jorge Chavis made the score 10-0 and Javonte Hudson returned another interception back 24 yards for a touchdown to give Frostproof a 17-0 in the “ rst quarter. Momentum began to shift in the second quarter on Avon Parks fourth possession as Avon Park began to drive the ball of offense. Starting from their own 35, the Red Devils went 65 yards on eight plays that was highlighted by a 26-yard touchdown pass from Tyrek Dunlop to Earl Collins to make the score 17-6. Though Avon Park had shifted the momentum, they were unable to take advantage as Frostproof put together a 78-yard drive that was capped off with a 9-yard touchdown run by Josh Jenkins as the Bulldogs took their biggest lead of the game right before the half at 25-6.Devils rally for overtime victory JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTAvon Park quarterback Tyrek Dunlop follows blockers for a positive gain in Saturdays win over Frostproof. Avon Parks Javarius Smith, made this catch on 4th-and-20, then broke the tackles for a 31-yard touchdown to tie the game at 25 late in the fourth quarter.DEVILS | 8A ROAD | 8A MERCEDES | 8A


A8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 27, 2018 Then Frostproof attempted an onside kick, which the Red Devils recovered the ball on Frostproofs 46 with 21 seconds left in the half. A 21-yard run by David Martin set the stage for back to back passes by Dunlop to Xavier Holdman. The “rst for 16 yards and the second for a 14-yard touchdown pass as time ran out in the “rst half. Avon Park went into the half trailing the Bulldogs 25-12. After a scoreless third quarter, the Red Devils scored twice in the fourth quarter. With eight minutes left in the game, Dunlop hit Javarius Smith for 43 yards that set up Holdmans second touchdown reception with a 2-yard catch as Avon Park closed the gap to 25-19. The Red Devils put together their together their best drive of the day to tie the game at 25 with two minutes left in the game. Starting from inside their 10-yard line, the Red Devils made it to the Bulldogs 21 before the drive seemed to stall with time running out. Facing a 4th-and-20 from the 31, Dunlop hit Smith on a sideline pass that would have been good for the “rst, instead Smith broke a couple of tackles and raced to the end zone for a 31-yard touchdown to tie the game at 25. Neither team scored in the “rst overtime, forcing a second in which Avon Park forced a fumble and recovered to end Frostproofs chance. Avon Park scored on a 5-yard run in which Dunlop was able to stretch the ball over the goal line and giving the Red Devils a 31-25 double overtime win. Avon Park struggled on the ground gaining 70 total yards on 29 attempts with David Martin leading the way with 36 yards on 10 carries. Dunlop completed 16 of 36 passes with several catchable balls being dropped for 249 yards in the air for four touchdowns and three interceptions. Collins and Holdman each had “ve receptions apiece for 70 and 58 yards respectively. Smith had three catches for 91 yards. Friday the Red Devils will be playing another set of Bulldogs as they travel to DeSoto. This will be DeSotos “rst game of the season.DEVILSFROM PAGE 7A JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTAvon Parks DahQuan Braswell wraps up Frostproofs Willie Knighten for little gain.with Weaver Racing. Whats great about it is you have over 800 horsepower,Ž said Said, you dont have any electronic aids, no ABS, no traction control „ its old school; you really have to drive it. The GT3 cars Id been driving were just getting boring; the ABS and traction control just take the “nesse out of it. Thats why I retired last year; to drive these cars with the horsepower and the grip is just a blast.Ž Dyson would “nish a close second for his fourth podium of the year; while Cliff Ebben, of nearby Appleton, Wisconsin, “nished third in the No. 36 Stumpf Ford/McMahon Group Ford Mustang, in his “rst start of the 2018 season. The TA class top “ve also included Amy Ruman, in the No. 23 McNichols Company Chevrolet Corvette, and 1978 Category II Road America winner Greg Pickett, in the No. 6 Flavor Insights Ford Mustang, “nishing fourth and “fth, respectively.ROADFROM PAGE 7Aslipped back into the clutches of Absolute Racing and Team WRT whose Audis were a near permanent “xture inside the top-six all race long. Both closed right in on the Mercedes-AMG during the “nal stint but were unable to “nd a way past Strakkas second Pro entry, which ensured neither Audi was ever close enough to challenge Williamson. On outright pace, SunEnergy1 Racings Mercedes-AMG would have been an overall victory contender but ultimately settled for Pro/ Am class honors in 10th. Mikael Grenier and Luca Stolz both ran at the front early on after the latter recovered from a poor start to lead by the end of the opening stint. 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Highlands Health CLASSIFIEDS, COMICS & PUZZLES INSIDESECTION BMonday, August 27, 2018You read all kinds of things on Dr. Google, eh? For sure I do while Im researching what Im going to write for you each week. I read some interesting articles last year which I made a mental note of. One was about cayenne pepper and how it could stop bleeding. I stored this fascinating detail in the back of my mind, should I ever cut myself again in the kitchenƒ which tends to happen more frequently than I care to admit. It came to pass one night when I was in a hurry again. I cut myself on an onion. The month before it was from cutting bread with a serrated knife that slipped. As a writer, youd think Id wear gloves or slow down! I did my usual things: Held my arm above my head Put an ice cube on it Took a Tylenol to dull the aftermath pain Squeezed my “ nger Wrapped it in a cold, wet towel Ran around the house yelling, Im bleeding!Ž Prayed Found Sam and whined that I was in a hurry again Promised myself I would slow down in the kitchen Swore like a trucker Nothing worked this time, the bleeding was pretty ugly. But then I remembered the cayenne pepper stories that I read on Dr. Google (lol!) and found a bottle of cayenne liquid extract in my supplement cabinet. Its sold with a dropper. I drew up a dropperful of this, closed my eyes and waited for the burn, then squeezed it onto my bleeding “ nger. Nothing happened. I tried again. It was an epic fail. Then I thought of using the actual cayenne pepper and rummaged around my spice cabinet to “ nd my cayenne pepper (powdered). Mind you, Im doing this all left-handed because my husband Sam was too freaked out and more in favor of driving me to an urgent care center. But Im a little doctor-phobic, so instead, I dumped a generous amount of cayenne pepper onto a paper towel. Heres where I found my bravery SNP, because as this is happening, Im noodling this thought, Who in their right mind would literally pour cayenne pepper onto a painful, oozing cut?Ž After 30 minutes of fussing with it, feeling like I have nothing to lose at this point, I went ahead and did the unthinkable. I dipped it! It stung, no lie. So for the “ rst 15 seconds, I continued ONLY with the last 2 bullets (see above). By second 30, the bleeding had almost completely stopped! I couldnt believe it. Cayenne pepper has been studied for its medicinal actions on prostate or breast cancer, multiple myeloma, migraines, psoriasis, neuropathy and more. Ill share more details if you sign up for my free newsletter. Peppers are a nightshade so if youre allergic to those, please avoid. In the meantime, you should start sprinkling cayenne pepper onto your eggs and avocado toast. Keep it in a safe place in case you need it for a minor “ nger cut. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit This information is not intended to prevent, treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Always check with your doctor before following any medical advice.Cayenne stopped my bleeding in 30 secondsDEAR PHARMACISTSuzy Cohen METRO CREATIVE CONNECTIONSMaintaining clean, short fingernails can reduce a persons risk for potentially harmful infections. Personal hygiene isnt about just looking good. The effects of maintaining personal hygiene are myriad and include reducing ones susceptibility to infection and decreasing the risk for disease. Because personal hygiene can have such a profound impact on overall health, some may feel that they need to go to great lengths to maintain their hygiene. But thats not the case. In fact, the following are a handful of simple ways that men, women and children can maintain their personal hygiene. Wash your hands. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that is one of the most important steps a person can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. After using the toilet, changing a diaper or handling raw meats that have invisible fecal matter from animals on them, people who do not wash their hands can spread germs such as salmonella, E. coli and norovirus. In addition, feces from people or animals can contribute to the spread of respiratory infections, including adenovirus and hand-foot-mouth disease. A 2008 study into the efficacy of handwashing published in the American Journal of Public Health found that improvements in hand hygiene resulted in a 31 percent reduction in gastrointestinal illnesses and a 21 percent reduction in respiratory illnesses. Clean and trim your fingernails. Some may consider cleaning and trimming ones fingernails a purely cosmetic activity, but proper grooming of nails can reduce a persons risk for infection. For example, keeping fingernails clean and short can help to prevent and control pinworm infection, which the CDC notes is the most common worm infection in the United States. Pinworms are small, white roundworms that sometimes live in the colon and rectum of humans. People infected with pinworms may itch or Simple hygiene tips that can have a lasting, positive impact COURTESY PHOTO/ MCC METRO CREATIVE CONNECTIONSMeningitis can spread throughout college campuses and dormitories. Meningitis and meningococcal disease are serious and potentially deadly diseases that can affect people of various ages, notably children under age “ ve and adults over age 55. However, college-aged men and women are often affected as well. That makes it key for incoming students who will be living in dormitories or residence halls to get the facts to keep themselves safe. Meningococcal disease is any illness caused by a type of bacteria called Neisseria meningitis,Ž which causes meningitis and bloodstream infections known as septicemia. Meningitis can be caused by parasites, fungi, amebic sources, viruses, and bacteria, states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While each case of meningitis is signi“ cant, those caused by bacteria are often the most serious and can be deadly. Such cases of meningitis require immediate medical attention. Bacterial meningitis can result from various bacteria entering the body. These include pneumococcus, meningococcus and listeria. In young children, a bacteria called Haemophilus in” uenzae type b (Hib)Ž was a common cause until the Hib vaccine became available, states WebMD. The bacteria that cause meningitis can spread when people who are infected cough or sneeze. Thats what makes it especially contagious in places where close contact is common, such as college dorms and even military barracks. Meningitis also causes an in” ammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord, called the meninges. The Mayo Clinic says, if left untreated, meningitis complications can be severe and include permanent neurological damage. Some complications can include gait problems, hearing loss, dif“ culty with memory, brain damage, seizures, and kidney failure. Meningitis often peaks in winter into early spring, right during the time in” uenza occurs. Many symptoms of both conditions overlap, including fever, neck stiffness, lethargy, nausea, unrelenting headache, and confusion. Because meningitis may be mistaken for ” u, this can delay the onset of treatment. While a regimen of antibiotics can help treat meningitis and meningococcal disease, the best defense is to mount a successful offense through vaccination. The CDC, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the American College Health Association recommend meningitis vaccines. Vaccination produces immunity within seven to 10 days and remains effective for approximately three to “ ve years. Two vaccines protect against four types of meningococcal disease. An additional type of vaccine protects against serotype B, which also causes meningitis. Preteens are often given the vaccinations, with a booster dose at age 16.Learn about meningitis and how to stay safe COURTESY PHOTO/ MCCMeningitis can spread throughout college campuses and dormitories. HYGIENE | 8B


B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 27, 2018 It seems as though almost all of us take some type of medicine. Maybe it is just an aspirin for a headache. Arthritis may require you to take something a little stronger. Whatever types of meds you must take, there are probably some side effects. Sometimes you may not even be aware that the medicine is affecting you adversely. Medicine that damages your hearing is called ototoxic. What type of meds may be ototoxic? Drugs that treat cancer, infections and also heart issues. Not all prescriptions for these ailments are necessarily ototoxic, it depends upon the strength and also the duration that you are taking the medicine. It also will depend upon your own genetics. What affects some may not impact others. Speci“ cally the list includes, but is not limited to: cancer drugs like cyclophosphamide, cisplatin and bleomycin; and anti-in” ammatory meds like Naproxen and ibuprofen. Diuretics often given to combat high blood pressure and other heart issues include furosemide or bumetanide. Antibiotics on the list include gentamicin, streptomycin, and neomycin. Aspirin can also become ototoxic, but usually only if taken in large doses over a longer period of time. How do you know if the medicines that you are taking are harming your hearing? Usually one of the “ rst signs or symptoms is ringing in your ears. They damage your sensory cells that are used for proper hearing and balance. You may also become unsteady on your feet. Your balance comes from your inner ear so ototoxic meds may cause you to feel a little wobbly. If you are taking new meds and you notice a balance issue, be patient. It usually will correct itself as your body gets used to it. If it continues, then talk to your doctor about an alternative. So what do we do? How do we take the meds we need to battle the things that attack our health and still preserve our hearing and ward off that awful ringing? First of all, discuss all medicines, pills, vitamins, and herbals that you are taking. The combination of different pills may also cause an ototoxic reaction. Reach out to your hearing health care professional and get a thorough hearing evaluation. If you have tinnitus (ringing or head noises) it can be tested and the intensity and frequency can be determined and therefore we can monitor it. If you take meds and ringing or balance issues develop, then speak to your physician about an alternative if there is one. You may not have an alternative medicine that will be effective (such as with cancer therapy). At that point the best thing to do is to monitor your hearing, balance and tinnitus and combat those issues with your hearing health care provider. Sometimes the hearing damage, tinnitus and balance issues will reverse when you stop taking the medicine. Sometimes the damage will be permanent. If you seek guidance from your hearing health care provider they can monitor your hearing and help to determine if the meds that you are taking are causing a problem. Your hearing health care provider can work with your physician to try and minimize damage to your hearing before it happens. Remember, just because there are a ton of side effects listed for your prescription, it doesnt mean that you are going to get them. Just a heads up. Talk to your doctor about the side effects of your meds concerning your hearing. If you are over the age of 50 you should have a complete hearing evaluation. If you are not 50 yet but taking any of the previously listed meds then it is advised that you also get a thorough hearing evaluation complete with tinnitus testing to offset possible hearing damage. Roseann B. Kiefer, B.A., BC-HIS, is owner of Lampe and Kiefer Hearing Aid Center. Sebring, Fla. This information is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure your condition. Always talk to your doctor before following any medical advice or starting a diet or exercise program.Are your prescriptions causing hearing loss?HEARING MATTERSRoseann Kiefer SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNAVON PARK „ South Florida State Colleges (SFSC) Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program recently was granted continuing accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc. (ACEN). Continuing ACEN accreditation has been granted through spring 2026 „ for eight years „ the maximum number of years allowed. The ADN program was initially granted accreditation in 2013. SFSC offers the only nationally accredited nursing program in its service district of Highlands, Hardee, and DeSoto counties. Notification of SFSCs ADN program continuing accreditation came to Mary von Merveldt, director of nursing education, in a letter from ACEN Chief Executive Officer Marsal P. Stoll, congratulating SFSC on its achievement. The continuing accreditation comes as the result of an intense, three-day visit to SFSC in January by three ACEN program evaluators. In nursing education, ACEN is one of three accrediting bodies in the country that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The others are the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA). ACEN accreditation is a mark of distinction, certifying that a nursing program adheres to the highest national standards of education. To become accredited, nursing programs must demonstrate that the program meets ACENs exacting standards of quality through an extensive review. As a result, students who graduate from ACEN-accredited institutions are more readily accepted into other advanced degree nursing programs and have broader employment opportunities„nationally and internationally. Some employers, such as the Veterans Administration, only hire nurses who come from accredited programs,Ž said Dr. Michele Heston, dean of health sciences at SFSC. This accreditation assures everyone that we offer a quality nursing program,Ž von Merveldt said. It helps to ensure that SFSC Nursing meets the same quality standards as other accredited nursing programs„in regards to curriculum, faculty, and access to student resources.Ž Another benefit to accreditation is that SFSC has greater opportunities to apply for grants that might be used to fund resources such as equipment for its teaching labs. When SFSC granted continuing ACEN accreditationSFSC | 8B New Location!ADVANCED PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES OF CENTRAL FLORIDA 5825 U.S. HWY 27 N. 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PAGE 11 August 27, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B3 One moment of inattention and zap „ youve cut yourself. For large wounds you need to see a doctor, but there are still many that you can take of. First, let the cut bleed a little. This lets the evil humors outŽ (think bacteria or dirt). Run cold water over it. This cools the wound and decreases inflammation. It also dilutes any bacteria that may have gotten in. Next, apply a little pressure. If you are on blood thinners, including aspirin, you will probably find it best to tightly wrap the wound in an ACE bandage for 5-10 minutes. NO PEEKING! Since every second feels longer it is best to do this step with a clock or other timer. Next, assess the seriousness of the wound. If it is deep you will need to get your doctor to sew it up. Since these seem to occur in the middle of the night this may mean a trip to the Emergency Room. Unfortunately, those wounds that need to be sewn up cannot wait too long or they become contaminated. Some wounds, such as small caliber gunshot wounds, human bites, and other dirty wounds should only be loosely put together. If sewn up water tight, they can easily become infected. Do all your fingers or toes move? If not you may have a lacerated tendon that needs fixing. We like to do these as soon as possible, but they can be fixed up to 10 days. Please do not wait that long as an operating room and prep for surgery will be needed. Sometimes the spectacular looking injuries are not very serious. Many of the tendon lacerations that I have seen are small cuts with bigger injuries. The worst I ever saw was a man who stabbed his car and had his hand slide down the knife. He got all eight tendons and seven of eight digital nerves but had only tiny cuts. Lastly do not put goo (think Neosporin) or colored solutions that do not come off, like methiolate. Your doctor can learn many things from the color of the skin surrounding the wound. Hydrogen peroxide is okay when first injured but it kills newly forming cells as well as bacteria and should be avoided. Take a word from Heloise „ use diluted vinegar. About a tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of water makes a good cleaning solution, (You can buy medical grade 1/4% acetic acid in small bottles if you want). Unlike hydrogen peroxide it only kills bad cells.Ž First try not to cut yourself. If you slip, just remember these simple steps and DO NOT PANIC. Dr Diana Carr is a board certified hand and orthopedic surgeon practicing upper extremity orthopedics in Sebring.Common sense tips for small woundsDR. DIANA CARRColumnist Serious Legal Experience for Serious Injuries 2154 LAKEVIEW DRIVE € SEBRING, FL 33870 (863) 471-0003 LILLYBROWNLAW.COM FREE CONSULTATION € AVAILABLE 24/7 Steve Brownadno=3595117 Now Accepting New Patients!Welcome Amy De La Fuente, A.R.N.P.To Bassetti & Associates, M.D., P.A. 863-314-00015825 U.S. Hwy 27 North, Sebring adno=3600071 adno=3602003 Bassetti Medical Research Inc. is seeking Volunteersfor research studies for:ASTHMAFREE Study Related Medical Visits & Procedures!Study participants will be paid for their time.To nd out if you qualify, call 863-314-8971 today! B i M d i l R h I i k i V l VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDDennis R. Bassetti, MD, FCCP5825 US Hwy 27 North € Sebring, FL 33870 Specializing in Diseases of the Lungs€ Internal Medicine € Pulmonary Medicine € Critical Care Medicine € Sleep Medicine € Hospice & Palliative MedicineCURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS5825 US Hwy 27 North Sebring, FL 33870 Thomas C. Lackey II, D.O.General SurgeonRachel Sims, ARNP863-402-56004759 Lakeview Dr., Suite 101 € Sebring, FL 33870www.” Medicare, Medicaid & most insurances cover vein treatment and our of“ ce will assist in every way to help navigate the insurance requirements & policiesBEST Vein Specialist BEST General Surgeon BEST Colon & Rectal Surgeon BEST Bariatric Surgeon Voted Serving Highlands, Hardee, Polk & Okeechobee Counties for over 11 years!adno=3600072


B4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 27, 2018 By YOGA FOR LIFEBY NANCY DALEWhether our life-stream choices earn us a living or involve us in other projects, humans are exposed to anxiety. The American Psychological Association (APA) de“nes anxiety as an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.Ž The Medical News Today indicates that anxiety disorders affect 40 million people in the U.S. and is the more common group of mental illness in the country with only a small portion of the population receiving treatment. Yoga can help relieve anxiety. Humans have always been exposed to anxiety when our early ancestors learned to boost adrenaline to escape a predator. Through our Yoga practice today, we focus on solutions to stress, nervousness and negative energy to avoid storing it in the body and creating physical/emotional/psychological illness. As a TV weather broadcaster for many years, my professional job was to turn on a dimeŽ when the camera lights came on, smile and be upbeat no matter what personal concerns, anxieties I was experiencing. Matter of fact, in the “rst days of liveŽ TV as a broadcaster, anxietyŽ helped to keep us on our toes when that camera came on before millions of people; we had to learn how to handle anxiety, fear, stress with a positive, pro-active delivery onthe-airŽ or we would be off the airŽ immediately or fade to blackŽ as the director called it. Yoga was a breakthrough in “nding a release for anxiety for me, then and now. The “ghtŽ or ”ightŽ reaction is natural in dif“cult/unfamiliar situations. We have to discover con“denceŽ amidst fearful feelings. So, to begin the process of relieving anxiety and “nding that calmness within, we “rst need to access our physical body in a quiet circumstance by looking at our body pro“le in a full-length mirror. LETS BEGIN OUR BODY ASSESSMENT As objectively as possible, observe your body posture. Is the spine straight and lengthened and chin level (not protruding forward)? Place the feet shoulder width apart directly aligned beneath each hip. Take a few steps forward and observe your walk. Does the back stay lengthened and shoulders not slumping forward? This is the beginning of an honest physical assessment. On another level, does this mental/emotional/ physical evaluation in the quietness of your own space noticeably change when you walk into a crowded room of strangers? Does your posture and energy change? If so, how? Does a sense of anxiety result in a feeling of insecurity, uneasiness? If so, take several deep inhales through the nose and concentrate on letting go of the nervousness through deep breathing. As a beginning step for me, just before the ”oor manager cued me to go on the air, I repeated this practice numerous times; I had to rely on myself. Renew your calmness by deep breathing. This is one of the important lessons in Yoga when doing postures in class and taking that lesson into our life experiences, which is why we call Yoga a practiceŽ not an exercise that you come to.Ž Yoga is integrated into our daily life patterns for renewal. When we feel a sense of anxiety beginning to emerge in us, begin to deeply breath. Deep breathing helps to expand the lungs, organs, body with fresh oxygenated blood and send it into the nervous system/organs. When we notice how we breathe, we can become more aware of what is stoppingŽ or changing the breath to a hyperactive state and bring it back into calmness throughout the body. Even breathing long breaths with a lengthened posture is a place to begin in breaking a long-ingrained habit/condition that we have absorbed into our body unthinkingly as normal.Ž Awaken the mind, body, emotions to a positive, con“dent awareness as a simile beginning. Teach the mind a heightened awareness of what is going on in the body by close observation, not denial. The “rst step in moving forward to a calmer lifestyle is recognizing where we are in the present moment, not falling into repeated negative habit patterns. Discover stepby-step solutions, such as turning up the edges of our lips into a smile that changes energy even when we are not quite there yet. Discover a feeling of well being in wherever lifes unknown adventurers take us; practice being calm and happy. NegativityŽ can be a gift and message to let goŽ of the past and grow into a sense of well-being. It will de“nitely take practice, every day!Relieving anxiety through Yoga METRO CREATIVE SERVICES 863-385-SKIN (7546)HeartlandSkinCenter.comJennifer A. Wolf, PA-C5825 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33872 Heartland Skin CenterOur Specialty is You Have you Had Your Skin Cancer Screening This Year? 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PAGE 13 August 27, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B5 LEGAL NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY TO THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO CLOSE ROADS Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, upon petition of Joce lyn K. Skipper, Attorney for John Thomas Bean will, on the 2nd day of O ctober, 2018, at 9:00 A.M., in the B oard of County Commissioners Meeti ng Room at 600 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, consider and determine whether the county will close the roads described below and renounce and disclaim any rights of the County and the public in and to the roads and land in connection therewith. The roads are described as: Vacation of tha portion of San Juan Avenue lying West of State Road 17 between Lot 10, Block D, of LAKESIDE SUBDIVISION, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 43, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, and Lot 1, Block E, LAKESIDE SUBDIVISION, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 43, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Persons interested may appear and be heard at the time and place specified above. Any person who might wish to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, in public hearing or meeting is hereby advised that he will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which will include the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not disc riminate upon the basis of any individuals disability status. This n on-discrimanatory policy involves every aspect of the Boards functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. ``Anyone requring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Ms. Pamela Rogers, ADA Coordinator at: 863-4026509 (Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711, by email: Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting to permit coordination of the service. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORID A CHAIRMAN ATTEST: Robert W. Germaine, Clerk August 27, 2018 NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC18-366 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF DONALD E. DICKSON Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Donald E. Dickson, deceased, whose date of death was June 9, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court W ITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 27, 2018. Personal Representatives: /s/ Ronald S. Dickson Ronald S. Dickson 107 W. 35th Street Reading, PA 19606 /s/ Shelly D. Stoffer Shelly D. Stoffer 322 S. 3rd Avenue W. Reading, PA 19611 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Charlotte C. Stone Charlotte C. Stone Florida Bar Number: 21297 Stone Law Group, P.L. 3200 U.S. Hwy 27 S., Suite 307 Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 402-5424 Fax: (863) 402-5425 E-Mail: Secondary E-Mail: Au g ust 27; Se p tember 3, 2018 FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! NOTICE OF HEARING24 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR A SPECIAL EXCEPTION REQUEST HEARING NO. 1824 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the HIGHLANDS COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the 11th day of Sep tember, 2018 beginning at 3:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, in t he County Commissioners Baord R oom, Highlands County Governm ent Center Building, 600 South C ommerce Avenue, Sebring, F lorida to consider a Special Exception to allow commercial activity directly serving agricultural pursuits and limited to the service of agricultural pursuits, to store farm equipment/vehicles, within the area described as follows: An approximate 1.14-acre par cel located east of US 27 S, north of SR 70, on the south side of Hardee Street; the address being 145 Hardee Street, Lake Placid, Florida; and legally described as follows: Lot 4, Block 7, Sun n Lakes Estates Acres, Section 34, Township 37 South, Range 30 East, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 24, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Any person or persons interested or affected by this change are invited to attend this hearing. You may submit comments in writing to the attention of Linda Conrad, Zoning Supervisor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 338711926, or you may call (863)4026638, for further information Please reference the above hearing number when calling or writing. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT THE TIME A ND PLACE SPECIFIED ABOVE. ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO APPEAL A NY DECISION MADE BY THIS COMMITTEE/GROUP, IN PUBLIC HEARING O R MEETING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT HE OR SHE WILL NEED A R ECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND THAT, FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A V ERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD WILL INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE UPON THE BASIS OF ANY INDIVIDUALS DISABILITY STATUS. THIS NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY INVOLVES EVERY ASPECT OF THE BOARDS FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING ONES ACCESS TO, PARTICIPATION, EMPLOYMENT OR TREATMENT IN ITS PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES. ANYONE REQUIRING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE A MERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OR SECTION 286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, SHOULD CONTACT MS. P AMELA ROGERS, ADA COORDINATOR, A T 863-402-6509 (VOICE), VIA F LORIDA RELAY SERVICE 711, OR BY E -MAIL: PROGERS@HBCC.ORG REQUEST FOR CART OR INTERPRETER SERVICES SHOULD BE MADE AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE TO PERMIT COORDINATION OF THE SERVICE. O NE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING. Rick Ingler Chairman August 27; September 1, 2018 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! NOTICE OFSALE30 N O TI C E O F PUBLI C S ALE: J OS E A. TORRES MEJIAS gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 09/16/2018, 09:00 am at 2047 WEST SR 64 AVON PARK, FL 33825, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. JOSE A. TORRES MEJIAS reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. WAUJC68E82A195984 2002 AUDI August 27, 2018 N O TI C E O F PUBLI C S ALE: J OS E A. TORRES MEJIAS gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 09/16/2018, 09:00 am at 2047 WEST SR 64 AVON PARK, FL 33825, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. JOSE A. TORRES MEJIAS reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FTSW31P04EC43451 2004 FORD August 27, 2018 Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! 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 Lake Placid~ 3/2 on canal w/boathouse & elec. lift Handicap acc. New hot water heater & new roof. $265,999.516-795-8812 HOMES FOR SALE SEBRING1026 S e b r i ng, Fl or id a 863 214 7959 New House3 bed/2bath $210,000 MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1090 5 BR Triple Wide, completely remodeled. OWN LAND, NO LOT RENT, NO HOMEOWNERS FEES! $44,500 possible owner financing. 863-5321733 or 863-368-1135 WANTED TO BUY1120 Lake PlacidCASH for Your Home! Rapid Closing; Any Condition. Must have sufficient equity. Ken 863-441-2689 HOMES FOR RENT1210 Apartments & Housesfor Rent in Highlands County Starting at $450Pet Friendly!Call Lakefront Home 2000 sf home $1,000/mo 1yr lease, NO PETS.863-382-2221 APARTMENTS FOR RENT1320 Sebring, Dinner Lake Area1 bd apt. $495/mo inc. water. Fresh paint & tile flrs. Call Gary Johnson 863-381-1861 S ebring~ new completely remodeled lrg 1bd & 2 bd: new kit cabinets, appliances, ceramic tile. $600/mo 863-588-0303 Sebring Lake Front Condos & HousesNew kitchens; 1br starting at $550; 2 br starting at $675 1yr lease, NO PETS. 863-382-2221 FURNISHED APARTMENTS1322 Magnificent Furnished Studio Apt in the woods on a lake in Lake Placid. All utilities & Dish TV included. Reduced rent/full rent: $628/mo or half $ that in exchange for help. Text Charley. 754-264-4246 ROOMS FOR RENT1360 A von P ar k ~ S tu di o ( w /b at h fridge & microwave only; 1 person only) Newly updated. $550/mo + sec. No smokers, Next to Olympic rest. Landmark Suites, 510 US Hwy 27 N. By appointment. 954-612-8585 ROOMS FOR RENT1360 Rooms for Rent~ $350/mo + 1st, last & $100 dep. Singles Only. 863-446-0899(call after 4pm) COMMERCIAL RENTAL1392 Sebring *Liberty Star Plaza*Leasing 3000-18,000 sqft; Built out. US 27 Near SR 66863-471-0663 WAREHOUSE & STORAGE1640 Downtown Sebring~ 40x43 w/AC mezzanine offices. Great for shop or small business.863-446-3030 2000EMPLOYMENT HELPWANTED2001 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 HARDEE COUNTY UTILITIES (HCUD)Seeking FL dual licensed Water/Water Waste operator: Senior Utilities Operator (AŽ & BŽ lics.) $23.20$31.98/hr + benefits; or, Utility Operator II (B/BŽ lics.) $20.98$28.93/hr + benefits; or, Utility Operator I (C/CŽ lics.) $20.05$27.64/hr + benefits. Performing and organizing department O & M. Water & WW FL operator licenses, or for UOII/SUO can obtain both BŽ or higher within one year. See complete descriptions @ with applications to: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd Wauchula FL 33873. 863-773-2161. Filled as needed and based on qualifications. EOE-F/M/V Classified=Sales HARDEE CO. BOCC PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION Senior Mechanic (FL BŽ CDL) $15.74-$21.70/hr. + ben. pkg. General Maintenance Mechanic (FL DL) $13.52$18.64/hr. + ben. pkg. Solid Waste Heavy Equipment Operator (FL A CDL Air Brake and Tanker endorsements) $13.52-$18.64/hr. + ben. pkg. Equipment Operator/ Spotter (FL A CDL Air Brake and Tanker endorsements) $11.72 $16.15/hr. + ben. pkg. Equipment Operator (FL DL ) $11.13-$15.35/hr. + ben. pkg. Maintenance Worker II (FL DL) $10.67 $14.70/hr.+ ben. pkg. Courier (FL DL) $9.62 $13.26/hr. + ben. pkg. Positions include 100% paid Health Insurance for Employee Coverage. Job descriptions @ w/application. Submit: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873 863-773-2161. Positions open until filled. Expd Excavator & LoaderDemo work; Mechanical Skills & Dump Truck Exp; Class A CDL a plus! 863-382-1228 HELPWANTED2001 AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT OPERATORS NEEDED Farmer needs 30 agricultural equipment operators 10-05-18 t o 05-31-19. The employer is E verglades Harvesting and H auling, Inc. Workers will be p aid 12.00 per hour. Job location is in Manatee, St. Lucie, D eSoto, Polk, Hardee, Hendry, H ighlands, Hillsborough, Palm B each, Collier, Charlotte, and L ee counties, Florida. Employer will guarantee the opportunity f or work for the hourly equival ent of 3/4 of the hours of the w ork period. 24 months Agricult ural Equipment Operator exper ience is required. Driver must p ossess a valid drivers license. T he employer will provide the w ork tools, supplies and equipm ent at no cost to the worker. Housing will be provided for ind ividual workers outside normal c ommuting distance. For worke rs residing beyond normal c ommuting distances, reasona ble transportation and subsist ence expenses to the worksite w ill be provided or paid by the e mployer after completion of 5 0% of the work period. Apply f or this job at the Florida OneS top Career Center office loc ated at 2160 NE Roan Ave., A rcadia, FL 34266. (863)-9931 008 using job listing number FL10752410. Drivers, CDL-A: Local, Avon Park Openings!These part-time, daytime runs are all no-touch! Excellent hourly pay! Great for those seeking supplemental weekly income. 2 yrs CDL-A exp. Call Penske Logistics: 866-936-5356 FT Pest Control Technician and/or Lawn Technician for local pest control company. Must be 18 years old and have a good driving record. Benefits avail! 863-465-6622 or Fax resume to 863-465-1513. Maintenance Manager Electrical, Plumbing & AC experience needed; Clean, valid FL Drivers Lic required. Call 863-243-9046or GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! Expd Maintenance WorkerNeeded at Country Club of Sebring. Apply in person at 4800 Haw Branch Road, Sebring or call 863-382-3500 GENPAK LLC a leading manufacturer in the plastic foodservice packaging industry in Sebring, FL area has openings for MECHANICS in our Maintenance Department. Minimum of three (3) years industrial maintenance experience. Applicants must have formal training or experience in related fields that would be useful in maintaining and repairing our production machinery and related equipment. Must have a s trong industrial/ electrical/ electronic background. Troubleshooting and repair of mechanical, pneumatic & hydraulic production machinery. Should be familiar with all facets and procedures of plant manufacturing operations and will be expected to diagnose and repair faulty production and related plant equipment with a minimum of supervision. Must be able to troubleshoot and repair electrical control circu itry, motor/process controls and set up machinery for production. Welding and fabrication a plus. Applicants must maintain a full complement of tools to perform normal duties. 12 hour shifts available. Competitive salary and benefit package. You also may submit a resume/work experience with your contact information in your response or stop by our office to fill out an application.Genpak 116 Shicane Drive Sebring, FL 33870 863-655-1841 Fax 863-655-1958 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 Pearts Second Chance LLCNow Hiring: FT Driver W/clean Class A CDL & 2+yrs verifiable exp. FL Southeast region. Call 863-214-0969 Pool Tech Needed Full-Time; Male or Female Valid FL drivers lic. required. DFWP. 863-453-7665 HELPWANTED2001 PART-TIME INSTRUCTOR POSITION VACANICES AccountingAdult Basic Ed (Substitute) Biology Business Administration Carpentry Chemistry Clinical Dental Hygiene ESOL Masonry Radiography Speech Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.comfor detailed position postings. 863-784-7132 EA/EO STAFF ASST. II, CORPORATE AND COMMUNITY ED (FT) Application deadline: 9/2/18. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.comfor detailed position announcement. 863-784-7132. EA/EO VETS PREF. TESTING SPECIALIST (FT) Application deadline: 9/9/18. For details and to apply visithttp://sfsc.interviewexchange.com863-784-7132. EA/EO. FULL-TIME POSITION VACANICES Administrative Assistant, Student Services Dual Enrollment and Advising Office ManagerApplication deadline: 8/29/18 Visithttp://sfsc.interviewexchange.com863-784-7132 EA/EO/VET PREF PT Truck Drivers Helper~Must be able to lift 50+lbs; have own transportation & pass Level II background check. Starting pay: $11/hr. Call 800-929-2715ask for Mike Solis or Rob Dague Expd Metal Roofer WantedI have building permits for several projects. $20/hr. Call Terry 863-382-2221 PT Maintenance PositionOutside work, M-F. Pressure washing & irrigation knowledge helpful. EOE/DFWPCall Veranda Breeze Apartments 863-382-0044 Seizethesales withClassified! 2000EMPLOYMENT MEDICAL2030 NOW HIRING F/T-Billing SpecialistFor Busy Medical Practice. Min. 2 yrs exp. required. Intergy/Greenway experience preferred. Benefits Available Email resume to: gechevarria@florida NOW HIRINGPT Phone Operator PT Authorization For busy Medical practice. Email resume to: gechevarria@florida Tech Needed For Fast-Paced ASC Willing to train Please fax resume to 863-471-6834


B6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 27, 2018 By BARBARA QUINNTHE MONTEREY COUNTY HERALD(TNS)Reader Patricia P. writes: Read today in the Stockton Record about the need for whole grains in diets. What books give suggestions and amounts to eat? Ive been sticking to a Keto Diet but realize the short falls of always eating that diet. I wonder how to not gain back weight supplementing with whole grains and beans at meals. I would appreciate more information. Thank you.Ž Hi, Patricia, One reliable resource on whole grains is the Whole Grains Council www.wholegrainscouncil. org „ a nonpro“t consumer advocacy group responsible for the Whole Grain stamp that helps us identify products that contain these healthful ingredients. Check out the Whole Grains 101 section on their website where you can search health studies pertaining to a variety of whole grain topics. For example, recent research has found that people who eat whole grains tend to have less abdominal fat (the accumulation around the midsection associated with heart disease, diabetes and looking bad in a bikini) than those who dont eat these foods. The current recommendation for whole grains is about 3 servings (or 3 ounces) a day, or at least half the grains we eat daily. And those servings arent huge. For instance, just 1/2 cup of cooked oatmeal is 1 serving. (Eat it with nuts and a dollop of Greek yogurt to bring your protein up to par.) A slice of whole grain bread is another serving. Add a half cup of cooked brown rice, which counts as a serving of whole grain, and youve got your 3 for the day. To keep your girlish “gure, add whole grains to your diet in place of „ not in addition to „ some of the other foods you currently eat. If youre eating high amounts of protein and fat diet like the keto diet, for example, trade some of these foods for a serving of whole grain at each meal. Studies show that people who consume whole grains tend to have lower body weights and smaller waist measurements than those who do not. I know most keto enthusiasts frown on beans in the diet but they are in fact a powerhouse of plant protein plus a host of other nutrients such as calcium and soluble “ber that may be lacking in a full bore restricted carbohydrate diet. (At least half of the carbs in most cooked dried beans, by the way, is bene“cial dietary “ber.) On a weight loss diet, just 1 cup of cooked beans a week meets current nutrition recommendations. Beans in fact are so nutritious that the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans considers them good choices in two nutrient groups: Vegetables and Protein. Hope this helps. Thanks for writing. (Barbara Quinn is a registered dietitian and certi“ed diabetes educator af“liated with Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. She is the author of Quinn-Essential NutritionŽ (Westbow Press, 2015). Email her at to with whole grains and beans 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 Oaks at AvonReaders Choice Award FacilityHIRING RNs New Wages Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Flexible Shifts Available Career Advancement OpportunitiesAll 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 AVONReaders Choice Award Facility HIRING CNAs Full/Part-Time, all shifts~New Wages!!~Benefits for FT!!Apply at 1010 Hwy 27N Avon Park or fax resume toTammy Padilla at863-453-5308 Oaks at AvonReaders Choice Award Facility HIRING LPNs Full-Time & Part-Time Career Advancement OpportunitiesHighly Competitve SalariesAll Eligible Applicants will be Interviewed DirectlyApply at 1010 US Hwy 27 N., Avon Park or fax resumeto Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308 AdvertiseToday! 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 SKILLED TRADES2050 T. M. Scott, Inc. Now Hiring:Roofing Repair: Expd roofer w/repair knowledge; Estimator: Expd w/roof cost estimations. Apply in person at 44 Commercial Blvd., Lake Placid. 863-465-7737Drug Free Workplace SALES2070 PT Leasing Agent WantedWeekends & 2 yrs customer service exp. required; Experience helpful but not required. EOE/DFWP.Call Veranda Breeze Apartments 863-382-0044 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 NEEDAJOB? CHECKTHE CLASSIFIEDS! LOST& FOUND3090 LOST CAT ~ (M) blk & b rown w/white underbelly, legs & tail tip. Lost in Tropical Harbor, Lake Placid 8/22. 863-243-1166 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 A von P ar k J a il Mi n i stry O pen 8 a-5p Thurs & Fri at 1925 SR 6 4 W. Accepting donations; will pick up. 863-453-6439 HOUSEHOLD GOODS6030 3 pots and 3 pans with lids. Red outside, white inside. Like new, $40. 305-304-5117 or 863835-1771. F i n d i t i n t h e C l a s s i f i e d s FURNITURE6035 4 Rattan Bar Stools~ tan cloth seats, excellent condition! $150 863-655-3652 42Ž round wood table w/3 chairs. $30. 740-3982449 (leave message) 50% OFFSelected LR & DR sets! Open 9-5 ThurSatat Downtown Mall 231 S. Ridgewood Dr. We Buy/Sell Clean Used Furniture. Best Prices in Town!Sebring Furniture 1542 Lakeview Dr. (next to Save-a-Lot)863-386-1119 B eaut if u l so lid p i ne di n i ng room t able w/6 chairs, 7 long, $500 OBO, 863-835-0004. Bedroom Furn~ 2 sets: Queen headboards; dresser & nightstands. $150 ea set.Must Go! Priced to Sell!! 305-310-0090 Computer desk~47"long, w/ side drawer, light color. $25. 863-386-4764 Ethan Allen 6 drawer dresser & mirror~ vintage colonial, nutm eg, exc. condition! $500 firm Call mornings 863-465-5745 King size adjustable bed, temperpedic, exc. condition, make offer, 863-273-9560 Living Room Furn~ sofa, chair & recliner; 2 end tables, TV cabinet, China cabinet, glider loveseat & matching chair, lots of lamps; wrought iron table w/4 chairs & more!Must Go! Priced to sell!! 305-310-0090 Rattan furniture set~ couch, loveseat, lrg chair & end table, table w/4 chairs & cushions. $475. 863-840-1626 S leeper S ofa, Q N,real leather w/matching decor, peach, like new, orig. cost $700, selling for $250.00 863-385-3181 TV Stand~ 2 shelves, black glass, good condition! $50.863-531-3962 White Wicker Desk~ w/out chair. 42" long. Mint condition! $145. 863-386-4764 W oo d en roc ki ng c h a i r $25 305304-5117 or 863-835-1771. ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 Vi ntage d rop l ea f dii n i ng ta bl e, dark wood, 4 leaves, storage rack, very good condition, $65, 574-303-2368. Vi ntage woo d en o ffi ce d es k chair on wheels, flexible, exc. cond., $120, 574-303-2368. MUSICAL6090 O rgan, L owrey, o ld er mo d e l exc. cond., dark wood, bench & music, $150.00863-655-4065 FIREARMS6131 Wi nc h ester M o d e l 50 12 gauge, 3 barrels, excellent condition, $475, 863-452-6933. BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES6135 Bi cyc l es, assorte d a d u l t an d kids bikes, guaranteed, $30 and up. 863-414-8088 LAWN & GARDEN6160 7 Pi ece s li ng f o ldi ng di n i ng set. 4 chairs, glass-top table, umb rella with base. Brand new in box, $75. 305-304-5117 or 863-835-1771. I rr i gat i on b us i ness c l os i ng. Mi scellaneous sprinkler parts $100 OBO, 863-835-0004. S tr i ng tr i mmer 40 v k o b a l t w / 2 batteries and charger. $75 P neumatic tires 6 new 13 in mounted size 4.00-6 $72 (863)655-1063 DOGS6233 YORKIE MINIS CKCAbsolutely Adorable & Healthy Great Selection, meet the parents! TEACUPS AVAILABLEPrices starting at $795+. 941-773-0723 € 322-6709 APPLIANCES6250 Used AppliancesUp to 90 day warranty. Call 863-655-4995Help Wanted MISCELLANEOUS6260 C omforter S et with shams & skirt, king, beautiful, lt. gold like new, $30 863-385-3181 C om f orter S et, QN li g h t beige, like new with pillows & skirt, $20.00 863-385-3181 Mausoleum C rypt~ Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Avon Park, Garden Bldg. 1, North Wall; level 3 (touch level). 2 crypts, 2 caskets, incl. opening & closing crypts. $10k. 315-386-5264 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 Trip to Pigeon Forge Mon. Nov. 12-Sat. Nov. 17, 6 openings. Call Angie for details, 863-4712150. FREE MERCHANDISE6260 H ot T u b seats 6 G ats b y Cl assic Supreme, 863-385-8346 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! T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! DODGE7060 2006 Durango SLT~ 22Ž tires, cold AC, great cond! $3,000 obo. 813-8027656 or 863-212-0539 SCION7136 2008 Scion XD, runs good, $118,500 miles, new battery & tires, $4,250, 863-452-7621. AUTOS WANTED7260 Cars Trucks SUVs etc From $1000-$100k~ NO JUNK! I come to you! Call Sam239-595-4021 or 239-250-2000. TRUCKS/ PICK-UPS7300 2004 Ford Ranger, 5-speed, bucket seats, cold A/C, runs great, $4500, 305-394-0579. BOATS-POWERED7330 21 Deck Boat V6IO w/trailer, full cover and bimini top. Exc cond! $8,200 obo. Will demo. 863-655-4153 WANTED PONTOON BOATDont need motor or trailer740-398-2449 (leave message) TRAILER & ACCESSORIES7341 16 tra il er, 6 1/2 w id e, $450 OBO, 863-835-0004. ASKUS HOWyoucanplaceaPICTUREofyourite m forsale inyour classifiedad! 2 w h ee l tra il er w i t h s id es, 4 x 8 $300, 863-452-6933. MOTOR HOMES/ RVs7380 D o d ge Mi n i RV 1995 86 K m i fridge, AC/DC, shower/bath, air, sleeps 3, new tires, $11,500,863-465-2097

PAGE 15 August 27, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B7 Bus i nesses & Se rvi ces 5000 BUSINESS SERVICES 5002 GENERAL SERVICES House Painting Pressure Washing Small Home Repairs Odd Jobs Light Hauling, and More! 863-464-1135 www.highlandshandyman.comLic#HM0072 & Insured HIGH SPEED INTERNETUnlimited plans starting at $24.95 … price it Find Your Local Business Here!Hire your next Small Business from our Directory! Tell Your Friends, Tell Your Family... Support Your Local Businesses To advertise on this page, mention this ad and call 863-658-0307 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 LAND CLEARING~ Crushed concrete, driveway, roads & park lot material, mulch, soil. 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THE NEWS WIRESTATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHERKenyan president to meet with Trump on security, tradeSee page 3 Monday, August 27, 2018 By GARY FINEOUTASSOCIATED PRESSTALLAHASSEE, Fla. „ Caught in one of the toughest campaign “ghts in his lengthy political career, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelsons recent comments that Russians are meddling in Floridas election system have triggered a “restorm for the mild-mannered politician. The statements mark the third time Nelson, a Democrat, has said something questionable, or untrue, during the last few months. But it has also triggered a line of attack from Republican Gov. Rick Scott and his campaign supporters who contend that the 75-yearold Nelson is terribly confusedŽ or even incoherent.Ž Nelsons campaign has labeled it as dirty politics,Ž but Scotts campaign has defended the criticism. And some view the tactic as a way to suggest that Nelson „ who will turn 76 in September „ is too old to run. It seems like they are trying to project a strong relationship between longevity in of“ce and age and ”ip-”opping and uncertainty,Ž said Susan MacManus, a retired University of Florida professor and long-time political analyst.By NICOLE WINFIELD and HELENA ALVESASSOCIATED PRESSKNOCK, Ireland „ Pope Francis issued a sweeping apology Sunday for the crimesŽ of the Catholic Church in Ireland, saying church of“cials regularly didnt respond with compassion to the many abuses children and women suffered over the years and vowing to work for justice. Francis was interrupted by applause as he read the apology out loud at the start of Mass in Dublins Phoenix Park. Hundreds of miles away, somber protesters marched through the Irish town of Tuam and recited the names of a 796 babies and young children who died at a Catholic-run orphanage there, most during the 1950s. Elizabeth Murphy, 4 months. Annie Tyne, 3 months. John Joseph Murphy, 10 months,Ž the protesters said in memory of the children who were buried in an unmarked mass grave discovered last year. With his weekend visit to Ireland, Francis became the “rst pope to visit the predominantly Catholic country in 39 years. He told the hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for Mass that he met Saturday with victims of all sorts of abuses: sexual, labor and religious ones. They included people who were wrenched from their unwed biological mothers as children and forcibly put up for adoption. Responding to a plea from the adoptees, the pope assured the aging mothers it wasnt a sin to look for the children taken from them so long ago. For decades, church of“cials told the women just the opposite. May the Lord keep this state of shame and compunction and give us strength so this never happens again, and that there is justice,Ž Francis said. Ireland has thousands of now-adult adoptees who were taken at birth from their mothers, who had been forced to live and work in laundries and other programs for By MARK KENNEDYAP ENTERTAINMENT WRITERNEW YORK „ Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-“lled hits such as The Odd Couple,Ž Barefoot in the ParkŽ and his Brighton BeachŽ trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, has died. He was 91. Simon died early Sunday of complications from pneumonia at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, said Bill Evans, a longtime friend and spokesman for Shubert Organization theaters. In the second half of the 20th century, Simon was the American theaters most successful and proli“c playwright, often chronicling middle class issues and fears. Starting with Come Blow Your HornŽ in 1961 and continuing into the next century, he rarely stopped working on a new play or musical. Simons stage successes included The Prisoner of Second Avenue,Ž Last of the Red Hot Lovers,Ž The Sunshine Boys,Ž Plaza Suite,Ž By LAURIE KELLMANASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON „ Two former presidents are expected to speak at Sen. John McCains service and he will lie in state in both the nations capital and Arizona as part of a cross-country funeral procession ending with his burial at the U.S. Naval Academy, according to plans taking shape Sunday. McCain had long feuded with President Donald Trump, and two White House of“cials said McCains family had asked, before the senators death, that Trump not attend the funeral services. Vice President Mike Pence is likely to attend, said the of“cials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe private discussions. 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John McCain, R-Ariz., frame the U.S. Capitol at daybreak in Washington, Sunday Inset: In this 2008, “le photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at a rally in Davenport, Iowa. McCain, the war hero who becam e the GOPs standard-bearer in the 2008 election, has died. He was 81. Russian meddling comments weigh on Sen. Nelsons campaign Neil Simon, Broadways master of comedy, dies at 91 AP FILE PHOTOIn this 1994 “le photo american playwright Neil Simon answers questions during an interview in Seattle, Wash. PROCESSION | 2Pope apologizes for crimes against Irish women, babiesPOPE | 4 SIMON | 4 NELSON | 4 PUNTA GORDA PORT CHARLOTTE NORTH PORT ENGLEWOOD VENICE SARASOTA BRADENTON NAPLES FT. MYERS BONI TA SPRINGS BESHOME SE BESTHOME SERVICES H € Air Conditioning € Electrical € Plumbing € Drains Call Today! 941-218-1886 ES Family Owned Since 1980 BE PREPARED! 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Page 2 E/N/C The Sun | Monday, August 27, 2018John McCain was the senior United States senator from Arizona and the Republican presidential nominee in 2008. Military career Political careerJohn McCains career highlights Born: Died: his service to the country. Former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, who blocked McCains own White House ambitions, are among those expected to speak at McCains funeral. These were bitter contests, both of them,Ž said Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and to ask them to speak at your funeral, and for them to be honored at the opportunity, that tells you all you need to know.Ž Flake told CBS Face the NationŽ that McCain was quick to forgive „ certainly put the good of the country above himself, and the fact that his former opponents will be there speaking says all we need to know.Ž McCain died at his Arizona ranch after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. A black hearse, accompanied by a police motorcade, could be seen driving away from the ranch near Sedona where McCain spent his “ nal weeks. For 50 miles along Interstate 17 southbound, on every overpass and at every exit ramp, people watched the procession. Hundreds, including many waving American ” ags, parked their cars and got out to watch. Congressional leaders announced that McCain would lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda, though they did not give a date. The nation mourns the loss of a great American patriot, a statesman who put his country “ rst and enriched this institution through many years of service,Ž said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Arizona will accord McCain that honor on Wednesday, when he would have turned 82. This is a rare and distinct occurrence for a truly special man,Ž GOP Gov. Doug Ducey said in a tweet. Ducey does not plan to announce his selection of a Senate successor to McCain until after McCains burial. Under state law, the governors appointee to serve until the next general election in 2020 must come from the same political party. A statement from Duceys of“ ce said that now is a time for remembering and honoring a consequential life.Ž Trumps brief Twitter statement said hearts and prayersŽ are with the McCain family. Trump and McCain were at bitter odds until the end. The president, who as a candidate in 2016 mocked McCains capture in Vietnam, had jabbed at the ailing senator for voting against Republican efforts to roll back President Barack Obamas health care law. Earlier this summer, McCain issued a blistering statement criticizing Trumps meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Obama, who triumphed over McCain in 2008, said that despite their differences, McCain and he shared a “ delity to something higher „ the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacri“ ced.Ž Obama said they saw our political battles, even, as a privilege, something noble, an opportunity to serve as stewards of those high ideals at home, and to advance them around the world.Ž Bush, who defeated McCain for the 2000 Republican presidential nomination, called McCain a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest orderŽ and a friend whom Ill deeply miss.Ž Other tributes poured in from around the globe. French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted in English that McCain was a true American hero. He devoted his entire life to his country.Ž Israels prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said McCains support for the Jewish state never wavered. It sprang from his belief in democracy and freedom.Ž And Germanys chancellor, Angela Merkel, called McCain a tireless “ ghter for a strong trans-Atlantic alliance. His signi“ cance went well beyond his own country.Ž McCain was the son and grandson of admirals and followed them to the U.S. Naval Academy. A pilot, he was shot down over Vietnam and held as a prisoner of war for more than “ ve years. He went on to win a seat in the House and in 1986, the Senate, where he served for the rest of his life. He had a joy about politics and a love for his country that was unmatched,Ž said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. And while he never made it to the presidency, in the Senate, he was the leader that would see a hot spot in the world and just say, we need to go there and stand up for that democracy,Ž she told CNNs State of the Union.Ž Former Vice President Joe Biden, who developed a friendship with McCain while they served together in the Senate, said the Arizona lawmaker will cast a long shadow.Ž The spirit that drove him was never extinguished: we are here to commit ourselves to something bigger than ourselves,Ž Biden said The Senates top Democrat, New Yorks Chuck Schumer, said he wants to rename the Senate building that housed McCains suite of of“ ces after McCain. As you go through life, you meet few truly great people. John McCain was one of them,Ž Schumer said. Maybe most of all, he was a truth teller „ never afraid to speak truth to power in an era where that has become all too rare.ŽPROCESSIONFROM PAGE 1 I dont mind a good “ ght. For reasons known only to God, Ive had quite a few tough ones in my life. But I learned an important lesson along the way: In the end, it matters less that you can “ ght. What you “ ght for is the real test.Ž „ John McCain on Sept 4, 2008, speech to the Republican National Convention accepting the partys presidential nomination.Associated PressMy deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!Ž „ President Donald Trump, on Twitter. € € € Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to the McCain Family. Thank you Senator McCain for your service to the nation.Ž „ first lady Melania Trump, on Twitter. € € € Karen and I send our deepest condolences to Cindy and the entire McCain family on the passing of Senator John McCain. We honor his lifetime of service to this nation in our military and in public life. His family and friends will be in our prayers. God bless John McCain.Ž „ Vice President Mike Pence, on Twitter. € € € My heart is broken. I am so lucky to have lived the adventure of loving this incredible man for 38 years. He passed the way he lived, on his own terms, surrounded by the people he loved, in the place he loved best.Ž „ McCains widow, Cindy, on Twitter. € € € John McCain and I were members of different generations, came from completely different backgrounds, and competed at the highest level of politics. But we shared, for all our differences, a fidelity to something higher „ the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacrificed. We saw our political battles, even, as a privilege, something noble, an opportunity to serve as stewards of those high ideals at home, and to advance them around the world. We saw this country as a place where anything is possible „ and citizenship as our patriotic obligation to ensure it forever remains that way. Few of us have been tested the way John once was, or required to show the kind of courage that he did. But all of us can aspire to the courage to put the greater good above our own. At Johns best, he showed us what that means. And for that, we are all in his debt. Michelle and I send our most heartfelt condolences to Cindy and their family.Ž „ former President Barack Obama. € € € Some lives are so vivid, it is difficult to imagine them ended. Some voices are so vibrant, it is hard to think of them stilled. John McCain was a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order. He was a public servant in the finest traditions of our country. And to me, he was a friend whom Ill deeply miss. Laura and I send our heartfelt sympathies to Cindy and the entire McCain family, and our thanks to God for the life of John McCain.Ž „ former President George W. Bush. € € € Senator John McCain believed that every citizen has a responsibility to make something of the freedoms given by our Constitution, and from his heroic service in the Navy to his 35 years in Congress, he lived by his creed every day. He was a skilled, tough politician, as well as a trusted colleague alongside whom Hillary was honored to serve in the Senate. He frequently put partisanship aside to do what he thought was best for the country, and was never afraid to break the mold if it was the right thing to do. I will always be especially grateful for his leadership in our successful efforts to normalize relations with Vietnam. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Cindy, his mother, Roberta, his children, and his entire family.Ž „ former President Bill Clinton. € € € John McCains life is proof that some truths are timeless. Character. Courage. Integrity. Honor. A life lived embodying those truths casts a long, long shadow. John McCain will cast a long shadow. His impact on America hasnt ended. Not even close. It will go on for many years to come.Ž As a POW, John endured the worst of what human beings can do to one another. In politics, he fell short of his greatest ambition. At the end of his life he faced a cruel and relentless disease. And yet through it all he never lost sight of what he believed most: Country First. And the spirit that drove him was never extinguished: we are here to commit ourselves to something bigger than ourselves.Ž John was many things „ a proud graduate of the Naval Academy, a Senate colleague, a political opponent. But, to me, more than anything, John was a friend.  America will miss John McCain. The world will miss John McCain. And I will miss him dearly.Ž On behalf of myself, Jill, and the entire Biden family, our sincerest condolences go out to Cindy, Doug, Andy, Sidney, Meghan, Jack, Jimmy, Bridget, and the entire McCain family.Ž „ former Vice President Joe Biden. € € € John McCain was a patriot of the highest order, a public servant of rarest courage, Few sacrificed more for, or contributed more to, the welfare of his fellow citizens „ and indeed, freedom loving peoples around the world.Ž „ Former President George H.W. Bush. € € € John McCain was a man of honor, a true patriot in the best sense of the word. Americans will be forever grateful for his heroic military service and for his steadfast integrity as a member of the United States Senate.Ž „ Former President Jimmy Carter. € € € This is a sad day for the United States. Our country has lost a decorated war hero and statesman. John McCain was a giant of our time„not just for the things he achieved, but for who he was and what he fought for all his life. John put principle before politics. He put country before self. He was one of the most courageous men of the century. He will always be listed among freedoms most gallant and faithful servants. Our hearts are with his wife, Cindy, his children, and his grandchildren. This Congress, this country, mourn with them.Ž „ House Speaker Paul Ryan. In this, 2008, AP “ le photo, Sen. John McCain, waves to a crowd. REACTIONS TO THE DEATH OF SEN. JOHN MCCAIN By NICHOLAS RICCARDIASSOCIATED PRESSDENVER „ On Oct. 26, 1967, a missile the size of a telephone pole blew the wing off John McCains Skyhawk dive bomber. McCain, then a 31-yearold lieutenant commander in the Navy, parachuted out of the plane and landed in a lake in Hanoi, North Vietnam. He broke both arms and a leg in the fall, was dragged from the lake by an angry crowd, and was beaten and bayoneted. Thus began a harrowing, “ ve-year ordeal that was to de“ ne the future senator and presidential candidates life. Before his imprisonment in Vietnam, McCain was Navy royalty „ the grandson and son of four-star admirals „ as well as a self-described lousy student at the U.S. Naval Academy and a hotshot pilot who had survived three accidental crashes. His time in captivity gave his life purpose. I have never felt more powerfully free, more my own man, than when I was a small part of an organized resistance to the power that imprisoned me,Ž McCain wrote in his 1997 memoir, Faith of My Fathers.Ž Nothing in life is more liberating than to “ ght for a cause larger than yourself.Ž When McCain was shot down, his father was poised to assume command over the entire Paci“ c theater. Once McCain gave his captors his name, rank and serial number they realized they had a potential propaganda coup on their hands. McCain was taken to the hospital for some basic treatment „ his left arm was left broken, to heal on its own. His captors “ lmed him there for propaganda purposes and McCain later found out the North Vietnamese had crowed: We have the crown prince.Ž After six weeks in the hospital, McCain, who had lost about one-third of his weight, was transferred to a prison cell. After a brief time with cellmates, McCain began two years in solitary con“ nement in a 10-by-10 room. The most important thing for survival is communication with someone,Ž McCain wrote in a 1973 memoir of his captivity. He developed a code so he could communicate with the man in his neighboring cell, who broke down crying when he tapped out his name to McCain. In the midst of this deprivation, McCains captors asked him if he wanted to go home. It was a trick question. The U.S. militarys code of conduct required prisoners to be released in the order they were detained. The North Vietnamese wanted to make a show of releasing McCain early, as his father assumed command over the Paci“ c. McCain refused. That was character, what you do when people are not watching,Ž said Col. Bud Day, who was imprisoned with McCain. To have gone home at that time would have been absolutely the wrong thing and he had no intention of dishonoring himself.Ž For four days after he refused release, McCain was beaten every two hours to three hours by 10 guards. Filled with thoughts of suicide, McCain broke and agreed to sign an anti-U.S. propaganda statement confessing to black crimes.Ž He later wrote: I had learned what we all learned over there: Every man has his breaking point. I had reached mine.Ž It was the last time McCain would break. He refused to sign any other statements or meet with visiting American anti-war activists. Eventually, McCain was removed from solitary con“ nement and mingled with other U.S. prisoners of war. McCain helped them “ ght boredom by re-enacting classic movies and taking part in discussions of the history of the Englishlanguage novel, going back to the 18th century. We only had half the facts right, but John said nobody knew the difference,Ž recalled Orson Swindle, a fellow prisoner. We were just starved.Ž In December of 1972, McCain and his fellow prisoners cheered as American bombs fell around the prison complex where he was held during the Christmas bombing that marked an escalation of the U.S. offensive. They might die in the attack, but they “ gured it was the best chance of subduing the Vietnamese and getting home. On March 14, 1973, it was “ nally McCains turn to be released. He was bused to a nearby airport and escorted onto an American plane. There is no way I can describe how I felt as I walked toward that U. S. Air Force plane,Ž McCain wrote. For the rest of his life, McCain would be unable to lift both his arms over his head because of the injuries he suffered during his captivity in Vietnam. But he gained something, too. In prison, I fell in love with my country,Ž he wrote. I had loved her before then, but like most young people, my affection was little more than a simple appreciation for the comforts and privileges most Americans took for granted. It wasnt until I had lost America for a time that I realized how much I loved her.ŽMcCain on his time as POW: I fell in love with my country AP FILE PHOTOIn this May 25, 1973, “ le photo, U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. John McCain is greeted by President Richard Nixon, left, in Washington, after McCains release from a prisoner of war camp in North Vietnam. FROM PAGE ONE


The Sun | Monday, August 27, 2018 E/N/C Page 3 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) „ Kenyas president will meet with President Donald Trump on Monday as East Africas commercial hub emerges from months of electoral turmoil. President Uhuru Kenyatta is the second African leader to meet with Trump at the White House. Nigerias president visited earlier this year. Kenyattas of“ce says he and Trump will focus on trade and regional security. Kenya is the third highest recipient of U.S. security aid in subSaharan Africa, according to the Security Assistance Monitor. Both Kenya and the U.S. have troops in Somalia, and the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group has crossed the border to carry out dozens of attacks inside Kenya, calling it retribution for sending troops. Nearly 100 Kenyan police of“cers have been killed since May 2017 in bombings and ambushes. The Kenyan president during his Washington visit also is meeting with U.S. business leaders to promote investment. The meeting with Trump will help Kenyattas image after a crisis in which the Supreme Court overturned the August presidential election, citing irregularities, and the opposition boycotted the fresh vote, said political commentator John Githongo. Kenyatta then hosts British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday. Kenyas foreign minister has said this is Mays “rst visit to Africa since taking of“ce in July 2016. Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma has said Mays choice of Kenya shows the countrys importance among the community of nations. Kenyatta and May are expected to discuss strengthening existing security agreements, Kenyan of“cials have said.Kenyan president to meet with Trump on security, trade AP FILE PHOTOIn this May 2017 “le photo, U.S. President Donald Trump poses with African leaders, from left, Kenyas President Uhuru Ke nyatta, President of the African Union Alpha Conde, President of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina, Nigerias Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Ethiopias then-Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. Israel to reopen Gaza crossing after week of calm on borderJERUSALEM (AP) „ Israels defense minister has announced he will reopen the countrys main personnel crossing with the Gaza Strip following a week of relative calm along the border. Avigdor Lieberman said Sunday that after consultation with the countrys security agencies, he ordered the opening of the Erez border crossing on Monday. The decision to reopen the crossing comes amid efforts by Egypt to mediate a possible cease“re between Gazas Hamas rulers and Israel following weeks of intense violence at the border. The sides have come close to serious con”ict in recent weeks, as militants have “red rockets at Israel, which responded with airstrikes. Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip and doesnt recognize Israel, seeks an easing of the decade-long, crippling Israeli-Egyptian blockade on the Palestinian territory in exchange for a lasting truce.Britain: Bodies of 2 missing fishermen found in North SeaLONDON (AP) „ British authorities say a search in the North Sea for two missing “shermen has ended with the discovery of their bodies. A coastguard helicopter spotted the bodies on Sunday near the wreckage of the mens boat, which sank Saturday about 25 miles northeast of Great Yarmouth, on Englands eastern coast. Three other “shermen from the same boat ”oated in a life raft for four hours and were rescued late Saturday after being spotted by the crew of the Paci“c Princess cruise ship, which was cruising around the British Isles. Britains Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the three rescued men, all foreign citizens, arrived in Dover on Sunday and will be returned home. The agency did not give the mens nationalities.Detained BritishIranian woman ordered back to Iran prisonLONDON (AP) „ The husband of a BritishIranian charity worker who has been held in Iran for more than two years says his wife hasnt been granted an extension to her temporary release from prison. Richard Ratcliffe had hoped the three-day leave would lead to permanent freedom for his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. But on Sunday, he said Iranian authorities told her she had to return to prison by sunset. The Free Nazanin campaign released images Thursday showing Zaghari-Ratcliffe hugging her 4-year-old daughter, Gabriella, during her release. Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested during a holiday with her daughter in April 2016. Iranian authorities accuse her of plotting against the government. Her family has denied the allegation and insists she was in Iran to visit family. She had worked for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of the news agency.Leader of Islamic State in Afghanistan is killedKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) „ The leader of Islamic State in Afghanistan was killed in a strike by Afghan forces in the countrys eastern Nangarhar province, the National Directorate of Security said Sunday. Abu Saad Erhabi died with 10 other members of the terrorist group in an operation Saturday night in a village in Khugyani district, the spy agency said in a statement. Erhabi was the fourth Islamic State leader to be killed in the country since the group emerged in Afghanistan in early 2015. Erhabi succeeded Abu Sayed, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in early July. Nangarhar is the birthplace of Islamic State in Afghanistan. HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLDLONDON (AP) „ Experts are testing food, water and air conditioning systems at an Egyptian resort hotel where a British couple died under mysterious circumstances, the chief executive of travel company Thomas Cook said Sunday. Thomas Cook Group CEO Peter Fankhauser pledged to “nd out what happened to John and Susan Cooper, who died at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada on Tuesday. The couples daughter, Kelly Ormerod, told British media Friday she was suspicious because her parents had been in perfect health hours before they died. John Cooper died in his room, and Susan Cooper died after she was taken to the hospital. Fankhauser told Britains Sky News on Sunday there was no evidence of carbon monoxide poisoning. Experts took probes of the food, of the hygienic systems, of water, as well as the air conditioning systems and all those probes are now in Egypt,Ž he said, adding that the tests would take 10 days to complete. Thomas Cook evacuated 300 guests from the Aqua Magic as a precaution after the Coopers died and it emerged that 13 other customers had food poisoning. But the hotel told The Associated Press that there was no increased level of illness there and attributed the couples deaths to natural causes.Ž Prosecutors in Egypt on Saturday dismissed speculation that toxic gas fumes in the Coopers hotel room killed the couple. An of“cial inspection of the room found no harmful gas leaks and all the devices worked properly, they said.Food, water tested at Egyptian hotel where Britons diedWORLD NEWS Maybe youve had multiple tests, only to nd out no one has any idea what you have. 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The Sun | Monday, August 27, 2018 E/N/C Page 4 fallen women.Ž One forced adoptee who met with the pope, Clodagh Malone, said Francis was shockedŽ at what the group told him and he listened to each and every one of us with respect and compassion.Ž The survivors said the Argentine pope understood well their plight, given Argentinas own history of forced adoptions of children born to purported leftists during its 1970s military dictatorship. That is a big step forward for a lot of elderly women, particularly in the countryside in Ireland, who have lived 30, 40, 50, 60 years in fear,Ž another adoptee, Paul Redmond, told The Associated Press. That would mean a lot to them.Ž Francis “rst day in Ireland was dominated by the abuse scandal and Irelands fraught history of atrocities committed in the name of purifying the Catholic faith. He received a lukewarm reception on the streets, but tens of thousands of people thronged Dublins Croke Park Stadium on Saturday night for a family rally featuring Irelands famous Riverdance performers and tenor Andrea Boccelli. The abuse scandal has devastated the churchs reputation in Ireland since the 1990s and exploded anew in the United States. The American churchs scandal took a new twist Sunday, when two conservative Catholic news outlets, the National Catholic Register and LifeSiteNews, published a letter attributed to a former Vatican ambassador to the U.S. The letter attributed to Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano accused Vatican of“cials of knowing about the sexual escapades of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick since 2000, but making him a cardinal anyway. Francis accepted McCarricks resignation as cardinal last month after a U.S. church investigation determined an accusation he molested a minor was credible.Ž In the letter, Vigano said McCarrick initially was sanctioned by the Vatican in 2009 or 2010, but that Francis rehabilitated him in 2013 despite being informed of McCarricks penchant to invite young seminarians into his bed. The Vatican didnt immediately comment on the letter. In Tuam, meanwhile, survivors of the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home lit candles and placed hundreds of pairs of tiny shoes around a tiny white cof“n at the site near a sewage area on the homes former grounds where the babies and children were buried. Irish government-appointed investigators reported last year that DNA analysis of selected remains con“rmed the ages of the dead ranged from 35 weeks to 3 years old and were buried chiefly in the 1950s. The Tuam home, which was run by an order of Catholic sisters, closed in 1961. March organizer Annette McKay, who said her mother gave birth in 1942 to a daughter who died of measles and whooping cough at the age of 6 months, said the reading of the 796 names was meant to be a silent rebuke.Ž We wanted the babies names to speak. And we wanted the babies to know Here we say your name. There is no bells, there is no whistles, there is no Mass. We got nothing to say to the Catholic Church.Ž An amateur Irish historian, Catherine Corless, led to the discovery of the grave after she tracked down death certi“cates for nearly 800 children who had died as residents of the facility, but could “nd a burial record for only one child. Corless and Tuam survivors are seeking an apology from the pope, as well as a decision to exhume the childrens remains to give them a proper church burial.ALMANACToday is Monday, Aug. 27, the 239th day of 2018. There are 126 days left in the year.Today in historyOn August 27, 1928, the Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed in Paris, outlawing war and providing for the peaceful settlement of disputes.On this dateIn 1776 the Battle of Long Island began during the Revolutionary War as British troops attacked American forces who ended up being forced to retreat two days later. In 1859 Edwin L. Drake drilled the first successful oil well in the United States, at Titusville, Pa. In 1883 the island volcano Krakatoa erupted with a series of cataclysmic explosions; the resulting tidal waves in Indonesias Sunda Strait claimed some 36,000 lives in Java and Sumatra. In 1949 a violent white mob prevented an outdoor concert headlined by Paul Robeson from taking place near Peekskill, New York. (The concert was held eight days later.) In 1962 the United States launched the Mariner 2 space probe, which flew past Venus in December 1962. In 1964 the Walt Disney movie musical fantasy Mary Poppins,Ž starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, premiered at Graumans Chinese Theater in Hollywood. In 1975 Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopias 3,000-year-old monarchy, died in Addis Ababa at age 83 almost a year after being overthrown. In 2006 a Comair CRJ-100 crashed after trying to take off from the wrong runway in Lexington, Ky., killing 49 people and leaving the co-pilot the sole survivor. Five years ago: Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist whod fatally shot 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009, rested his case without presenting any evidence during his trials penalty phase. (Hasan ended up being sentenced to death.) One year ago: Hurricane Harvey sent devastating floods into Houston, with rising water chasing thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground; streets became rivers navigable only by boat.Todays birthdays Author Lady Antonia Fraser is 86. Actor Tommy Sands is 81. Bluegrass singer-musician J.D. Crowe is 81. Musician Daryl Dragon is 76. Actress Tuesday Weld is 75. Actor G.W. Bailey is 74. Rock singer-musician Tim Bogert is 74. Actress Marianne Sagebrecht is 73. Actor Paul Reubens is 66. Rock musician Alex Lifeson (Rush) is 65. Actor Peter Stormare is 65. Actress Diana Scarwid is 63. Rock musician Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols) is 62. Golfer Bernhard Langer is 61. Country singer Jeffrey Steele is 57. Gospel singer Yolanda Adams is 57. Movie director Tom Ford (Film: Nocturnal AnimalsŽ) is 57. Country musician Matthew Basford (Yankee Grey) is 56. Writer-producer Dean Devlin is 56. Rock musician Mike Johnson is 53. Rap musician Bobo (Cypress Hill) is 51. Country singer Colt Ford is 49. Actress Chandra Wilson is 49. Rock musician Tony Kanal (No Doubt) is 48. Actress Sarah Chalke is 42. Actor RonReaco Lee is 42. Rapper Mase is 41. Actresssinger Demetria McKinney is 40. Actor Aaron Paul is 39. Rock musician Jon Siebels (Eve 6) is 39. Actor Shaun Weiss is 39. Contemporary Christian musician Megan Garrett (Casting Crowns) is 38. Actor Patrick J. Adams is 37. Actress Karla Mosley is 37. Actress Amanda Fuller is 34. Singer Mario is 32. Actress Alexa PenaVega is 30. Actor Ellar Coltrane is 24. Actress Savannah Paige Rae is 15.Bible verseWho is he that condemnth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.Ž „ Romans 8:34. We need to keep remembering that it was Jesus who died for our sins and that He is alive forevermore interceding for us. PA VIA APPeople gather clay baby shoes at the end of the protest at the site of the former Tuam home for unmarried mothers in County Galway, during the visit to Ireland by Pope Francis, Sunday. The location is Tuam, site of a mass grave of hundreds of babies who died at a church-run home. POPEFROM PAGE 1 Chapter Two,Ž Sweet CharityŽ and Promises, Promises.Ž But there were other plays and musicals, too „ more than 30 in all. For seven months in 1967, he had four productions running at the same time on Broadway: Barefoot in the ParkŽ; The Odd CoupleŽ; Sweet CharityŽ; and The StarSpangled Girl.Ž Simon was the recipient of four Tony Awards, the Pulitzer Prize, the Kennedy Center honors (1995), four Writers Guild of America Awards and an American Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement honor. In 1983, he had a Broadway theater named after him, and in 2006, he won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The bespectacled, mild-looking Simon was a relentless writer „ and rewriter. In the introduction to one of the many anthologies of his plays, he wrote: I am most alive and most ful“lled sitting alone in a room, hoping that those words forming on the paper in the SmithCorona will be the “rst perfect play ever written in a single draft.Ž He was a meticulous joke smith, peppering his plays, especially the early ones, with comic one-liners and humorous situations that critics said sometimes came at the expense of character and believability. But for much of his career, audiences embraced his work, which often focused on middle-class, urban life. Many of the plots were drawn from his own personal experience. I dont write social and political plays, because Ive always thought the family was the microcosm of what goes on in the world,Ž he told The Paris Review in 1992. Simons own life “gured most prominently in what became known as his Brighton BeachŽ trilogy „ Brighton Beach Memoirs,Ž Biloxi BluesŽ and Broadway BoundŽ „ which many consider his “nest works. In them, Simons alter ego, Eugene Morris Jerome, makes his way from childhood to the U.S. Army to “nally, on the verge of adulthood, a budding career as a writer. Simon was a Depression-era child who was raised mostly by his strong-willed mother, Mamie, and mentored by his older brother, Danny, who nicknamed his younger sibling Doc. After serving in the military in 1945 and 1946, he began writing with his brother for radio and then for television, a period in their lives chronicled in Simons 1993 play, Laughter on the 23rd Floor.Ž The brothers wrote for such classic 1950s TV series as Your Show of Shows,Ž and later for The Phil Silvers Show,Ž in which the popular comedian portrayed the conniving Army Sgt. Ernie Bilko. Yet Simon grew dissatis“ed with television writing and the network restrictions that accompanied it. Out of his frustration came Come Blow Your Horn,Ž about two brothers (not unlike Danny and Neil Simon) trying to “gure out what to do with their lives. It was his second play, Barefoot in the Park,Ž that really put Simon on the map. Critically well-received, the 1963 comedy, directed by Mike Nichols, concerned the tribulations of a pair of newlyweds, played by Elizabeth Ashley and Robert Redford, who lived on the top ”oor of a New York brownstone. Simon cemented that success two years later with The Odd Couple,Ž a comedy about bickering roommates: Oscar, a gruff, slovenly sportswriter, and Felix, a neat, fussy photographer. Walter Matthau, as Oscar, and Art Carney, as Felix, starred on Broadway. Matthau and Jack Lemmon played the roles in a successful movie version. Jack Klugman and Tony Randall appeared in the TV series, which ran on ABC from 1970-1975. A female stage version was done on Broadway in 1985, and it was revived again as a TV series from 2015-17, starring Matthew Perry. The play remains one of Simons most durable and popular works. Nathan Lane as Oscar and Matthew Broderick as Felix starred in a revival that was one of the biggest hits of the 2005-2006 Broadway season. Many of his plays were turned into “lms as well. Besides The Odd Couple,Ž he wrote the screenplays for movie versions of Barefoot in the Park,Ž The Sunshine Boys,Ž The Prisoner of Second AvenueŽ and more. Simon also wrote original screenplays, the best known being The Goodbye Girl,Ž starring Richard Dreyfuss as a struggling actor, and The Heartbreak Kid,Ž which featured Charles Grodin as a recently married man, lusting to drop his new wife for a blonde goddess played by Cybill Shepherd. Simon was married “ve times, twice to the same woman. He is survived by his fourth wife, actress Elaine Joyce; two daughters, Ellen and Nancy; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.SIMONFROM PAGE 1Nelson, whose only loss in his long political career was his 1990 defeat in the governors race, had relatively easy matchups in his last two re-election campaigns. But Scott, a twoterm governor leaving of“ce due to term limits, has been on attack since jumping into the race last spring. The two have traded barbs over everything from guns to health care and the environment. Scott, relying primarily on $25 million of his own money that hes pumped into his campaign, has pounded Nelson in a series of ads so far. Nelsons slow start to his campaign has worried some Democrats as they battle to regain control of the U.S. Senate. But now Nelsons comments on Russian meddling has created a controversy that may hang over his campaign until November. He told reporters earlier this month that Russians had penetrated the systems of certain Florida counties and have free rein to move aboutŽ ahead of this years election. He made the comments after being asked about a rare warning that both he and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio sent to state election of“cials earlier this summer. Nelsons comments ricocheted quickly because Russian hackers targeted Florida along with other states during the last election. While many details of the 2016 hacking efforts have remained murky, an indictment last month said Russian operatives sent more than 100 fake emails to elections of“ces and personnel in Florida. Scott demanded proof of a new incursion. And state of“cials pressed federal of“cials for con“rmation. U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, head of the Senate intelligence committee, and Rubio, the Florida Republican who sits on the committee, declined to either con“rm or deny Nelsons statements. Nelson stuck by his comments but declined to answer detailed questions, saying the information is classi“ed.Ž This past week, however, federal authorities told Florida election of“cials they saw no signs of any new or ongoing compromisesŽ of state or local election systems. Scott said this proved Nelson was recklessŽ and irresponsible.Ž His campaign then put out a 2-minute video on YouTube that strung together Nelsons comments that called him terribly confused.Ž Carlie Waibel, a spokeswoman for Nelsons campaign, blasted the video: This is the worst, the worst kind of dirty politics and shows just how desperate Rick Scott is as hes detracting from his poor record as governor.ŽNELSONFROM PAGE 1BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) „ The Roman Catholic bishop of Buffalo, New York, on Sunday rejected calls to resign over his handling of sexual abuse allegations against priests, saying: the shepherd does not desert the ”ockŽ in dif“cult times. Bishop Richard Malone said he is appointing a task force of clergy, lay people and an elected of“cial or twoŽ to review how sexual abuse claims from adults are handled. The diocese released a list in March of 42 priests facing sex abuse allegations. A Buffalo television station reported last week that Malone allowed one accused priest to remain in his parish and gave multiple chances to another whod been suspended by the previous bishop. Im profoundly sorry for the pain this has caused you,Ž Malone said at a Sunday news conference. While nothing I can say to you can heal the hurt of this tragic breach of trust, as bishop I must extend my heartfelt apologies.Ž Malone said the diocese also would create a new of“ce of professional responsibility and cooperate with the state attorney generals of“ce and local prosecutors in any potential investigation. U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins on Friday called for Malones resignation and asked for such a probe. The Democrat said theres overwhelming evidenceŽ Malone exhibited poor leadership and knew about children and others put in harms way.Ž A local lawmaker and a business leader who serves as a church deacon also called on Malone to resign in recent days. WKBW-TV reported that Malone and church leaders let the Rev. Robert Yetter remain as the pastor of St. Marys Catholic Church in Swormville after three young men accused him of inappropriate touching. The station reported that the diocese, under Malone, tried to hide information about Yetter and the other accused priest, the Rev. Art Smith, including removing their names from a publicly-released list of credibly accused clergy. WKBW-TV reported Malone reinstated Smith soon after Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as bishop in May 2012 and, three years later, allowed Smith to administer the Eucharist and hear confessions despite new allegations he inappropriately touched two young men. Malones predecessor, Bishop Edward Kmiec, originally suspended Smith after he allegedly told a Catholic school eighth grader love youŽ via a Facebook message in 2011. The principal of the school, St. Mary of the Lake, wrote to the diocese that Smith was a predator and a groomerŽ of young children. Students referred to him as The Creeper.ŽBishop wont resign over handling of sex abuse SEN. BILL NELSON FROM PAGE ONE


The Sun | Monday, August 27, 2018 E/N/C Page 5 MARMADUKE By Brad Anderson Cryptoquip 2011 by King Features Syndicate Challenger Saturdays Challenger Answers DEAR DR. ROACH: You have mentioned diseases of the blood marrow in the column before, but what does the bone marrow actually do? „ T.S.B. ANSWER: The main job of the bone marrow is to produce the dierent blood cells: red blood cells to carry oxygen; white blood cells to ght infection and cancers; and platelets to stop bleeding. Diseases of the bone marrow can cause problems by making something abnormal (such as leukemia cells), but also by failing at its job and not making what it is supposed to. Low red cell counts lead to anemia; low white cell counts increase risk of infection; and low platelet counts contribute to abnormal bleeding. DEAR DR. ROACH: Simple question: Why can't I hear well when I am having a big yawn? Is this normal? „ J.C.A. ANSWER: This is normal; in fact, it's a universal nding with a yawn that hearing decreases. This is because the Eustachian tube closes, and there is a pressure dierence inside versus the outside of the eardrum, reducing the ability of the ear to transmit sound. Interestingly, after a big yawn, hearing may be improved; when the Eustachian tube reopens after the jaw position changes, it can equalize the pressure and improve sound transmission. DEAR DR. ROACH: I know women who have had double mastectomies in order to reduce the risk of cancer. It seems extreme, but I guess it depends on the evaluation of risk. Are prophylactic hysterectomies done for similar reasons? It used to be routinely done when a woman had passed her reproductive years. I'm interested in your take on this. Will health insurance cover these types of surgeries, and if not, how expensive are they? „ S.B. ANSWER: Prophylactic mastectomies „ that is, surgery to remove the breasts in order to avert a breast cancer diagnosis „ are a reasonable choice for some women at very high risk of breast cancer, especially those with a family history of breast cancer who have an identiable genetic predisposition, such as one of the BRCA gene mutations. I have very little experience with this in my own patients, fortunately, but I understand that in the case of women with very high genetic risk, it usually is covered by insurance, if it is the consensus of the treating physicians and the patient that she should proceed. Hysterectomy „ the removal of a uterus „ is not done routinely today, the way it was decades ago. They are removed for disease, either benign or malignant. However, the removal of both ovaries and Fallopian tubes, called a bilateral oophorectomy and salpingectomy, is performed in some women at high risk for ovarian cancer. In fact, women with the BRCA mutations may consider both a prophylactic double mastectomy and a prophylactic bilateral oophorectomy and salpingectomy, since BRCA mutations increase risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer. The cost of surgery in the United States varies dramatically depending on where it is done, but in general it is very expensive. READERS: Diabetes has become epidemic in North America. The booklet on it provides insight on its diagnosis and treatment. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Roach Book No. 402 628 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'm 32 and have been dating my boyfriend, "Jerome," for ve years. We both have successful careers and lives of our own. However, when we visit his family who live in the area, I'm subjected to "baby talk" from his mother. She's a wonderful woman who loves her family dearly, but she can't seem to converse with any of us without pitching her voice up an octave and talking in sentences as if we are 5 years old. I am at my wits' end. Jerome has addressed the issue several times with her and his father, but it never gets better. His father says that's who she is, and it won't change. His parents now wonder why I seem so unhappy when I'm around them and think I don't like them. But I'm just tired of the disrespect, and I don't like that they expect me to accept the baby talk. Please help. „ All Grown Up In Houston DEAR ALL GROWN UP: Part of the problem may be that you are complaining to the wrong people about the way she talks to you. Because you seem unable to change the way you feel, and it's aecting how you behave toward your boyfriend's parents, tell HER as diplomatically as possible that you feel disrespected when she uses baby talk with you. It's better than sulking, which may be why they think you don't like them „ and appears to be half-true. DEAR ABBY: My daughter is on her third marriage to a pretty nice guy, but she's also in regular contact with her rst husband by text, email and phone. And now, her present husband is also in contact with an ex-girlfriend. What part of this picture am I not getting? „ Suspicious Mom And In-Law In Arizona DEAR SUSPICIOUS: I'd say your vision is 20/20 or better. If your daughter's track record holds, marriage No. 3 is in the ninth inning, and the "players" are about to strike out. Dear Readers: Today's SOUND OFF is about declining educational standards. „ Heloise "Dear Heloise: This will be my last year of teaching. In the 12 years I taught school, I noticed that education begins in the home with parents demanding good grades and not settling for poor performance. "They have taken away a teacher's authority and respect, and lowered our educational standards, which is why students in this country rank so low in math, science, geography and world history. Let dedicated teachers design a new curriculum and set educational standards, and you'll see a change in our schools." „ B.H. in Oregon Dear Readers: Got an old, chipped coee mug? Here are some uses for it: Use to put dirt into a pot when planting. Plant herbs in it and place on a kitchen windowsill.„ Heloise J ob of bone marrow is to produce dierent blood cells Mom can't stop baby talk with son and his girlfriend A failure in our educationHints from Heloise Dr. Roach Dear Abby


Page 6 E/N/C The Sun | Monday, August 27, 2018 ARIES (March 21-April 19). Ask yourself who is good for your life. Enough has happened to show you the honest truth in this regard. The one you are attracted to may be more fun than appropriate. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Maybe you cant take it with you, but can you still enjoy and appreciate material wealth without identifying yourself by it? Youll keep your perspective, always remembering that relationships are the true treasures of life. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You feel powerful, and you are powerful. Your perspective makes the world seem manageable, and this comes naturally to you. Help others get to the same place. CANCER (June 22-July 22). There are days when you blink and things change. Then there are days and decades that go by without much change at all. This is one of those rare times when its all up to you. To change or not to change, thats the question. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The next small step is a small step (and perhaps even a symbolic one), but its in an entirely new direction, which makes the repercussions quite large indeed. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You will nd the hidden meanings and assimilate a deeper sort of knowledge about your topic of interests „ mostly because youre curious and you ask good questions. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). As the sign of partnership, its rather natural for you to join a friend or a group to do the things you enjoy, but company is not a prerequisite of the experience. Today youll have just as much fun doing it alone. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Youve come up with some interesting ideas. Whether they are good ones or not, well, the jury is still out on that one. But you feel that theres something there, and right now thats enough of a reason to move forward. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Why irt with disaster? Certain relationships have already proved to be no good for you. And as you steer away from those, youll steer right into a very valuable new connection. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Relationships will have humble, unremarkable beginnings. You dont have to know what youre doing to start, but you have to start if youre ever going to know what youre doing. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Quite a lot will seem important to you today, yet you wont know what to do with the information. Take notes. Its a way of saving the things that matter without having to make a decision yet. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A mess can be very creative, but there are times such as today, in which the mess will hold you back instead. So organize it. Ordering your time and possessions well will help you. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (Aug. 27). A mystery will clear up, and youll be able to see exactly what is needed to make your dream real. When you come to the fork in the road in October, the direction you must go will still be rather obvious to you. Love and adventure will happen in November. Family makes you proud and makes you money, too. Scorpio and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 4, 44, 38 and 5. 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


The Sun | Monday, August 27, 2018 E/N/C Page 7 PEANUTS By Charles Schulz CRANKSHAFT By Tom Batiuk & Chuck Ayers SHOE By Gary Brookins & Susie MacNelly ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman GARFIELD By Jim Davis DILBERT By Scott Adams REX MORGAN By Terry Beatty MARY WORTH By Karen Moy and June Brigman NON SEQUITUR By Wiley FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE By Lynn Johnston BEETLE BAILEY By Mort Walker HI AND LOIS By Brian and Greg Walker HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker and Johnny Hart B.C. By Mastroianni & Hart MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM By Mike Peters PICKLES By Brian Crane MALLARD FILLMORE By Bruce Tinsley


Page 8 E/N/C The Sun | Monday, August 27, 2018 ENTERTAINMENT NEWSBy JAKE COYLEAP FILM WRITERNEW YORK „ The opening weekend for Crazy Rich AsiansŽ was historic. Its second weekend was even more impressive. The romantic comedy sensation slid just 6 percent from its chart-topping debut to again lead the box of“ ce with $25 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Almost as many people turned out over the weekend for Crazy Rich AsiansŽ as they did for its opening Friday-toSunday bow „ an unheard of hold for a non-holiday release. Drops of close to 50 percent are common for wide releases. But propelled by enthusiastic reviews and an eagerness for a major Hollywood “ lm led by Asian stars, Crazy Rich AsiansŽ is showing almost unprecedented legs. After opening last weekend with $35.3 million from Wednesday to Sunday and $26.5 million over the weekend, the Warner Bros. release „ the “ rst Hollywood studio movie in 25 years with an all-Asian cast „ has already grossed $76.8 million. The adaptation of Kevin Kwans bestselling novel, starring Constance Wu and Henry Golding, was helped by weak competition. STX Entertainments critically slammed R-rated puppet caper The Happytime MurdersŽ debuted with $10.1 million, a career-low wide release for star Melissa McCarthy. The robot-dog fantasy A.X.L.,Ž from the beleaguered Global Road Entertainment, ” opped with $2.9 million. But the talk of the weekend was the sustained success of Crazy Rich Asians,Ž which grossed approximately the same from one Saturday to the next. Ive been telling my team that Big Foot sightings are more common than zero percent Saturday drops,Ž said Jeff Goldstein, distribution chief for Warner Bros. Goldstein noted that after a 44 percent Asian-American audience over opening weekend, that percentage fell to 27 percent on the second weekend while Caucasian and Hispanic ticket buyers grew. The audience is broadening,Ž he said. The remarkable hold left many in Hollywood searching for comparisons. While such slim drops or second-week increases regularly happen over holiday weekends you have to go back to the likes of The Sixth SenseŽ (-3.4 percent in August 1999) and The FugitiveŽ (-5.6 percent in August 1993) to “ nd something similar. There are a few other stray examples of movies that held so well without adding substantially more theaters like Brother Bear,Ž Puss in BootsŽ and Mothers Day,Ž but thats about it. Even The Help,Ž which also opened mid-August, slid 23.1 percent on its way to $169.7 million domestically and four Oscar nominations including best picture. Theres no greater indicator of the enthusiasm of an audience than a minimal drop in a second weekend,Ž said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore. This isnt the product of opening-weekend hype. This is the product of a great movie resonating very strongly with all audiences. The movie has become a cultural phenomenon.Ž Crazy Rich AsiansŽ also expanded internationally, though with a more muted effect. It grossed an estimated $6 million in 18 markets, including $1.8 million on 105 screens in Singapore, where much of the movie is set. The Happytime Murders,Ž which cost approximately $40 million to make, came into the weekend with some of the worst reviews of the year (22 percent freshŽ on Rotten Tomatoes) despite the pedigree of the Jim Henson Company. Brian Henson, the chairman of the company and son of Jim Henson, directed the raunchy Los Angeles detective tale, a kind of Who Framed Roger RabbitŽ for puppets. Its the second straight disappointment for STX, which has also seen its Mark Wahlberg thriller Mile 22Ž underperform. With $6 million in its second week, it has been thoroughly trounced by Crazy Rich Asians,Ž In limited release, the John Cho-starring thriller SearchingŽ landed a $28,000 per-screen average with $250,000 in nine theaters. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic “ gures will be released Monday. 1. Crazy Rich Asians,Ž $25 million ($6 million internationally). 2. The Meg,Ž $13 million. 3. The Happytime Murders,Ž $10 million. 4. Mission: Impossible „ Fallout,Ž $8 million. 5. Christopher Robin,Ž $6.3 million. 6. Mile 22,Ž $6 million. 7. Alpha,Ž $5.6 million. 8. BlacKkKlansman,Ž $5.3 million. 9. A.X.L.,Ž $2.9 million. 10. Slender Man,Ž $2.8 million.With minuscule drop, Crazy Rich Asians is No. 1 again AP PHOTOActor Henry Golding and his wife Liv Lo pose as they arrive for the red carpet screening of the movie Crazy Rich AsiansŽ on Aug. 21, in Singapore. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLERSBest-selling Books Week Ending 8/19/18HARDCOVER FICTION1. Texas RangerŽ by James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle (Little, Brown) 2. The President is MissingŽ by James Patterson and Bill Clinton (Little, Brown) 3. TailspinŽ by Sandra Brown (Grand Central Publishing) 4. The OutsiderŽ by Stephen King (Scribner) 5. FearedŽ by Lisa Scottoline (St. Martins) 6. Cottage by the SeaŽ by Debbie Macomber (Ballantine) 7. ParadoxŽ by Catherine Coulter (Gallery Books) 8. The Other WomanŽ by Daniel Silva (Harper) 9. An Unwanted GuestŽ by Shari Lapena (Viking/Dorman) 10. The Money ShotŽ by Stuart Woods (G.P. Putnams Sons) 11. The Perfect CoupleŽ by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown) 12. The Good FightŽ by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 13. SerpentineŽ by Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley) 14. When Life Gives You LululemonsŽ by Lauren Weisberger (Simon & Schuster) 15. Little Fires EverywhereŽ by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press)HARDCOVER NONFICTION1. Girl, Wash Your FaceŽ by Rachel Hollis (Thomas Nelson) 2. UnhingedŽ by Omarosa Manigault Newman (Gallery) 3. The Russia HoaxŽ by Gregg Jarrett (Broadside) 4. Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat SlowŽ by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky (Rodale) 5. Magnolia TableŽ by Joanna Gaines and Marah Stets (Morrow Cookbooks) 6. Liars, Leakers and LiberalsŽ by Jeanine Pirro (Center Street) 7. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to ChaosŽ by Jordan B. Peterson (Random House Canada) 8. EducatedŽ by Tara Westover (Random House) 9. Death of a NationŽ by Dinesh DSouza (All Points) 10. House of Trump, House of PutinŽ by Craig Unger (Dutton) 11. Unshakable HopeŽ by Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson) 12. Everything Trump Touches DiesŽ by Rick Wilson (Free Press) 13. The Soul of AmericaŽ by Jon Meacham (Random House) 14. IndianapolisŽ by Vincent/Vladic (Simon & Schuster) 15. DopesickŽ by Beth Macy (Little, Brown)MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS1. OriginŽ by Dan Brown (Anchor) 2. Past PerfectŽ by Danielle Steel (Dell) 3. You Will PayŽ by Lisa Jackson (Zebra) 4. The Rooster BarŽ by John Grisham (Dell) 5. End GameŽ by David Baldacci (Vision) 6. Dark in DeathŽ by J.D. Robb (St. Martins Paperbacks) 7. Wanted: Perfect PartnerŽ by Debbie Macomber (Harlequin) 8. The Late ShowŽ by Michael Connelly (Grand Central Publishing) 9. Into the WaterŽ by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 10. EnigmaŽ by Catherine Coulter (Pocket) 11. Sharp ObjectsŽ (movie tie-in) by Gillian Flynn (Broadway) 12. Legion of FireŽ by William W. Johnstone (Pinnacle) 13. Endless SummerŽ by Nora Roberts (Silhouette) 14. Murder in ParadiseŽ by James Patterson (Grand Central Publishing) 15. Two by TwoŽ by Nicholas Sparks (Vision)TRADE PAPERBACKS1. Elinor Oliphant is Completely FineŽ by Gail Honeyman (Penguin) 2. Rich People ProblemsŽ by Kevin Kwan (Anchor) 3. LessŽ by Andrew Sean Greer (Back Bay) 4. Crazy Rich AsiansŽ (movie tie-in) by Kevin Kwan (Anchor) 5. Instant Pot MiracleŽ (HMH) 6. OriginŽ by Dan Brown (Anchor) 7. Y is for YesterdayŽ by Sue Grafton (G.P. Putnams Sons) 8. Fifty FiftyŽ by Patterson/Fox (Grand Central Publishing) 9. A Column of FireŽ by Ken Follett (Penguin) 10. The Sun and Her FlowersŽ by Rupi Kaur (Andrews McMell) 11. SapiensŽ by Yuval Noah Harari (Harper Perennial) 12. Everybody, AlwaysŽ by Bob Goff (Thomas Nelson) 13. Desired by GodŽ by Van Moody (Nelson) 14. PachinkoŽ by Min Jin Lee (Grand Central Publishing) 15. The Rooster BarŽ by John Grisham (Bantam) LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS)OPENING THIS WEEKA.X.L.Ž „ A young man bonds with an AWOL robotic dog created by the government, whose code name stands for attack, exploration and logistics. With Alex Neustaedter, Thomas Jane, Becky G. Written and directed by Oliver Daly. PG. ArizonaŽ „ An angry client accidentally kills a real estate professional, kidnaps an agent and embarks on a disastrous crime spree in this action comedy. With Danny McBride, Rosemarie DeWitt, Luke Wilson, Elizabeth Gillies, Kaitlin Olson, David Alan Grier. Written by Luke Del Tredici. Directed by Jonathan Watson. (1:25) NR. Blue IguanaŽ „ Two-bit NYC crooks are summoned to London to steal a rare jewel in this caper comedy. With Sam Rockwell, Ben Schwartz, Phoebe Fox. Written and directed by Hadi Hajaig. (1:47) NR. The BookshopŽ „ An English widow challenges the staid culture of her seaside town in 1959 by opening a store selling progressive literature. With Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson. Written and directed by Isabel Coixet, based on a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. (1:53) PG. CieloŽ „ Experimental documentary explores the night sky over the Atacama Desert in Chile. Directed by Alison McAlpine. (1:18) NR. Crime + PunishmentŽ „ Active duty officers and a private investigator challenge disastrous practices of the New York Police Department in this documentary. Directed by Stephen Maing. (1:52) NR. The Dark KnightŽ „ The middle film of Christopher Nolans Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger and Aaron Eckhart, returns on IMAX screens for its 10th anniversary. (2:32) PG-13. Dead EnvyŽ „ Harley Di Nardo co-wrote, directed and stars in this thriller about a rocker-turned-hairstylist who sees an opportunity for a comeback when a musical prodigy walks into his salon. With Adam Reser, Samantha Smart. Co-written by Stacy Hullah. (1:11) NR. The Happytime MurdersŽ „ Two detectives „ one puppet, one human „ investigate the murders of the cast of a once-popular TV puppet show. With Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale, Elizabeth Banks. Written by Todd Berger, story by Berger, Dee Austin Robertson. Directed by Brian Henson. R. I Am VengeanceŽ „ The murder of his best friend leads an ex-special ops soldier to the investigation of a special forces unit that went rogue in Afghanistan. With Stu Bennett, Gary Daniels, Kevin Leslie. Written and directed by Ross Boyask. (1:33) R. An L.A. MinuteŽ „ Spoiled by success, the life of a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and movie producer quickly spirals out of control. With Gabriel Byrne, Keirsey Clemons. Written by Larry RatsoŽ Sloman and Daniel Adams. Directed by Adams. R. Last Curtain CallŽ „ A rock star who neglected his family for fame learns he has dementia and must make up for lost time. With Christopher Maleki, David Proval, Erin Boyes. Written by Jon Hollis-Franks. Directed by Jennifer Tadlock. (1:30) NR. A Memoir of WarŽ „ Melanie Thierry stars as French writer Marguerite Duras in 1944 when her husband and fellow Resistance fighter Robert Antelme is deported to Dachau by the Gestapo. With Benoit Magimel. Written and directed by Emmanuel Finkiel, based on Duras semiautobiographical novel. In French with English subtitles. (2:05) NR. The Night is Short, Walk on GirlŽ „ Animated tale about teens experiencing an unusual night out in Kyoto. Written by Makoto Ueda, story by Tomihiko Morimi. Directed by Masaaki Yuasa. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1:32) PG-13. PapillonŽ „ A safecracker framed for murder and an eccentric counterfeiter plot to escape the infamous French penal colony Devils Island. With Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek. Written by Aaron Guzikowski, inspired by the screenplay by Dalton Trumbo and the books by Henri Charriere. Directed by Michael Noer. (2:16) R. SearchingŽ „ A father searches his missing teenage daughters laptop for digital clues to her disappearance. With John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La. Written by Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian. Directed by Chaganty. (1:42) PG-13. SongwriterŽ „ Documentary follows the creative process of British musician Ed Sheeran as he works on his third studio album Divide.Ž Directed by Murray Cummings. (1:24) NR. Support the GirlsŽ „ Regina Hall stars as the general manager of a sports bar with curvesŽ who comes to question the fantasy the establishment offers in this comedy. With Haley Lu Richardson, Shayna McHayle, Brooklyn Decker, Jana Kramer, James Le Gros, Dylan Gelula, AJ Michalka and Lea DeLaria. Written and directed by Andrew Bujalski. (1:30) R. The Oslo DiariesŽ „ Documentary on the clandestine 1992 meetings between a small group of Israelis and Palestinians that led to the Oslo Accords. Featuring former Israeli President Shimon Peres. Directed by Mor Loushy and Daniel Sivan. (1:37) NR. Whale of a TaleŽ „ Documentary on the conflict between activists and long-rooted traditions in the Japanese whaling town of Taiji in the wake of the 2009 nonfiction film The Cove.Ž Directed by Megumi Sasaki. (1:37) NR. What Keeps You AliveŽ „ On a getaway weekend in the woods celebrating their first anniversary, a womans wife reveals a bloodcurdling dark side. With Hannah Emily Anderson, Brittany Allen. Written and directed by Colin Minihan. (1:38) NR. The Wild BoysŽ „ Experimental fantasy about boys who are sent to sea with a stern captain as punishment for a heinous crime and end up on a lush island where they undergo a transformation of mind and body. With Pauline Lorillard, Vimala Pons, Anael Snoek, Diane Rouxel, Mathilde Warnier. Written and directed by Bertrand Mandico. In French and English with English subtitles. (1:50) NR. Critics Choices capsule reviews are by Kenneth Turan (K.Tu.), Justin Chang (J.C.) and other reviewers. Openings compiled by Kevin Crust.Movie guide: Capsule listings Kyle Pavone, vocalist for We Came as Romans, dies at age 28(AP) „ Kyle Pavone, vocalist for the metalcore band We Came as Romans, has died at age 28, band members said Saturday. Kyles tragic loss came too early in his life and those of his bandmates. All are devastated by his passing,Ž the Troy, Michigan, group tweeted about the death. The death was con“ rmed by a band publicist, Amy Sciarretto. No further details about were released. A group of friends founded the band under another name in 2005. Pavone joined in 2008. The groups 2013 album, Tracing Back Roots,Ž hit No. 8 on the Billboard 200 album chart and No. 1 on Billboards independent album chart. A week ago, Pavone tweeted a line from the bands song Promise MeŽ: Will i be remembered or will i be lost in loving eyes.ŽBig Bang Theory will end its 12-season run(AP) „ The Big Bang TheoryŽ will come to an end after its 12-season run in May 2019, CBS announced Wednesday. The longest-running multi-camera series in television history will wrap with a record-breaking 279 episodes. We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of The Big Bang Theory during the past 12 seasons,Ž Lorre Productions, CBS and Warner Bros. said in a joint statement Wednesday. We, along with the cast, writers and crew, are extremely appreciative of the shows success and aim to deliver a “ nal season, and series “ nale, that will bring The Big Bang Theory to an epic creative close,Ž it added. Speculation had been growing about whether CBS and Warner Bros. Television, the studio behind the series, would keep the popular comedy series going. Big BangŽ is one of the industrys most costly sitcoms to produce, in part because of cast salaries. The series born in 2007 has received 52 Emmy nominations, 10 wins and seven Golden Globe nominations. ENTERTAINMENT NEWS BRIEFS


SPORTSMonday, August 27, 2018 | | @Sun_Preps Rays win 8th straight gameINDEX | Lottery 2 | Golf 2 | Pro baseball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | WNBA 6 | NFL 6 | Quick Hits 6 | Tennis 7 | Colleges 7Reminiscent of the old Ray Charles tune about the state to our north, Friday was a late and wet night for me and the fans that stuck around for the two games that ended up playing. I spent the past year in the Peach State writing for a paper in the northern part of the state. In 11 football games covered, not one weather delay. Though the state “nals were a mess with Atlanta getting 15 inches of snow in a day, but this Florida boy stayed home. Now Im welcomed back to the Sunshine State where the weather has its own agenda and doesnt really care about the pageantry of high school football or my deadlines. The Venice-Vero Beach game had a short delay, though it seemed like the Indians welcomed a chance to leave the “eld during their 42-20 loss to the Class 8A Indians. To the east, Port Charlotte and North Ports matchup was delayed, called off and put back on after an hour-and-a-half wait following the games “rst drive. The only other area game, one between Charlotte and Dunbar high schools, was called relatively quickly and rescheduled for Saturday night with the Tarpons thumping the Tigers 37-10 thanks to senior Jayden Grants big 145-yard, three-touchdown performance. The Tarpons also got help from Anthony Whitehead, who grabbed a fumble and rumbled and stumbled his way for a 95-yard touchdown. Over in North Port, despite the 35-3 win over the Bobcats, Pirates coach Jordan Ingman wasnt pleased with his teams performance and he may have had a point. Port Charlottes offense was held to just seven points in the second half with three fumbles lost in the game. Kudos to the Bobcat defense. The game pit two sophomore quarterbacks against each other and although their stats read starkly different, both showed their potential This week in sports: A rainy night in Florida Jacob HOAGSports Writer By JACOB HOAGSTAFF WRITERYou wont “nd many players on the North Port High School practice “elds that have put in more work to get where theyre at than senior right guard Lawrence Roth. Standing a measly 5-foot4, hes undersized for the position. He may not be able to outpower opposing defenders, but he “nds ways to get his assignments blocked. Whether that be using his size to his advantage and leveraging his body or just pestering the defensive line until they get annoyed with him. Either way works just “ne. I just bug em,Ž Roth said. Im just a bug. They get agitated. If I keep pushing they push back, but Im not gonna stop.Ž Roth used to play youth football, but didnt come out to high school practices until his sophomore year. When he “rst came out for practice, he hadnt hit the weight room before and found himself lost and weak. But it didnt take long until he found his way and began working toward a starting role. I just couldnt stay away from it,Ž Roth said. After Pop Warner I wanted to just do school, but I just got bored. Early on it was tough. I was always the one in the weight room that didnt know what to do. I really had to work my way up to play „ showing up every day, giving as much effort as I could give, being on the scout team every time I was North Ports Roth fights his way onto the offensive line SUN PHOTO BY TOM ONEILNorth Port Bobcats oensive lineman Lawrence Roth listens to coaching instructions during football practice Tuesday at North Port High School. ROTH | 8 RAINY | 3By BEN BAUGHSPORTS EDITORIt was apparent from an early age, Punta Gorda resident Amanda Carr, wouldnt be happy with participating in anything too pedestrian. A predilection toward sport, shes played soccer from an early age, but it was another discipline that captured Carrs imagination, BMX racing. She began racing at age “ve. A multi-sport athlete, with the encouragement of her father, Carr began playing tennis when she was 8-years-old. He wanted me to be a tennis star,Ž said Carr. He really invested into it. I think in a normal parent-child relationship, when the parent pushes for it, the kid doesnt want to do it.Ž As an athlete, Carr was drawn toward activities with an inherent extreme factor. She excelled in sport and seemed to thrive in a competitive environment, enjoying the physical nature associated with competition. Tennis is redundant, you hit a ball over and over the net,Ž said Carr. You hit so many serves a day. I wanted to be the kid out there rolling in the dirt with my friends.Ž When she began playing soccer, it was with the boys, mimicking their style. If the boys were kicking the ball, she copied their style. If they were slide tackling, she slid the way that they did. If they were throwing the ball, she would apply the same principles.Early experiencesThose early experiences would provide her with a strong foundation, when she made the transition into the male-dominated world of BMX racing. All the kids out on the track, they were boys,Ž said Carr. My best friend, his name is Corey Watts, and we used to ride together all the time. He jumped something, and then I wanted to go jump it, just like he did. And then, wed just tag team everything.Ž Carr would mirror and replicate the style of the older boys, observing how they rode and jumped. I think trying to do what the boys did, helped me to excel in the sport,Ž said Carr. Boys are different from girls in sports from a young age, they kind of have that no fear attitude. I think that was what was instilled in me. I was never going to be steered away from any competition or challenge.ŽVisualization and realizationIt was an epiphany that would transform Carrs life, one that occurred when she attended her “rst BMX World Championship. Carr was 8-years-old in 1998. My dad took me; it was in France,Ž said Carr. There were people there who were faster than me. I had never seen a girl, my age faster than me, up until that point. In the U.S., there were a couple of girls in the brackets that were older than me, who would beat me, and only because they were more developed. This was the “rst time I had met people who were faster than me. I was like, Wow! I was shocked.Ž The realization that there were other racers, who were faster, served as a catalyst for Carr, whose drive and desire provided her with ample motivation. BMX racing and soccer continued to play a large role in Carrs life, and she would continue to go to the World Championships on an annual basis, placing sixth, “fth, third and second, with her objective to earn a number one ranking. The signi“cance associated with earning a number plate, displaying a racers ranking, takes on greater gravitas, as a world plate has more weight than a state or national plate. I would always have a world plate saying World Four or World Five, and just seeing that would bug me,Ž said Carr. I wanted to be World One.ŽAchieving successThe summer between her high school and freshman year, would “nd Carr making her vision become a reality, placing “rst in the World Championships. Carrs humility allowed her to keep a low pro“le, but the Charlotte High School athletic director and some of the coaches began to recognize her athletic ability, and started to approach her, gauging her reaction to participating in different sports. It was no longer just BMX Punta Gorda resident is one of worlds bestOlympian Carrs competitiveness helps her to excel PHOTO PROVIDED Punta Gordas Amanda Carr, competed in the 2016 Olympic Games representing Thailand.BEST | 3By RICK STROUDTAMPA BAY TIMESTAMPA„ Theres been years where it seemed Chris Conte was some Bucs fans favorite punchline. Then he started punching back. Now 29, the Bucs starting safety is playing his best football, according to coach Dirk Koetter. Take Fridays preseason game against Detroit. In one half of action Conte had six tackles, including a touchdown-saving stop of Kenny Golladay after a 36-yard gain. It was the kind of athletic, hustle play that many fans would take for granted. Its also one that some might blame him for, simply because he was the closest player to the receiver even though a cornerback blew the coverage in a bunch Tampa Bay Rays Jake Bauers dumps a cooler over Matt Duy after a 9-1 win over the Boston Red Sox. Rays pitcher Blake Snell allowed just 2 hits in 6 innings. See more on page 2. Hate on Chris Conte if you must. His Bucs coaches love him. AP FILE PHOTOTampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Chris Conte celebrates after returning an interception for a touchdown during a 2016 game.CONTE | 8


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MLB BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN „ Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees 10 p.m. ESPN „ Colorado at L.A. Angels SOCCER 3 p.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Manchester United vs. Tottenham TENNIS Noon ESPN „ U.S. Open, “ rst round, at New York 6 p.m. ESPN2 „ U.S. Open, “ rst round, at New York 7 p.m. ESPN2 „ U.S. Open, “ rst round, at New York By DICK SCANLONAssociated PressST. PETERSBURG, Fla. „ Blake Snell pitched two-hit ball over six innings and the Tampa Bay Rays won their eighth straight game Sunday, beating Boston 9-1 to hand the major league-leading Red Sox their first sweep of the season. Snell (16-5) allowed one run and struck out eight. He has given up no more than one earned run in 14 consecutive starts at home. Boston (90-42) has lost six of eight and was outscored 24-5 in the three-game set. Matt Duffy had three hits and drove in two runs for the Rays, who completed their first undefeated homestand of more than one series. They won all seven games against Kansas City and Boston. Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi, acquired from the Rays in a July 25 trade, gave up hits to the first three batters he faced and fell behind 2-0. Kevin Kiermaiers two-run triple was the fourth hit off Eovaldi in a three-run third that left Tampa Bay with a 5-0 lead. Eovaldi (5-6) dropped to 2-2 with Boston. He gave up six runs „ five earned „ and eight hits in four innings while striking out five. In his last four starts, the right-hander has allowed 35 hits in 17 innings.TWO-DAY BREAKRed Sox manager Alex Cora said he never reconsidered his plan to give slugger J.D. Martinez the day off before Mondays scheduled open date. We havent done two days off with him the whole season,Ž Cora said. With him its about the mechanics „ hes always afraid that hes going lose it. But I think at this stage, two days will benefit him.Ž MLB: RAYS 9, BOSTON 1Snell, Rays win 8th straight and hand Red Sox 1st sweepAP PHOTOTampa Bay Rays Joey Wendle (18), Matt Duffy (5) and Kevin Kiermaier, right, celebrate a win over the Boston Red Sox. AP PHOTOTampa Bay Rays Jake Bauers, left, dumps a cooler over Matt Duffy, right, after a 9-1 win over the Boston Red Sox during a post-game interview after a baseball game. By DOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressPARAMUS, N.J. „ To his right was the silver trophy Bryson DeChambeau won Sunday at The Northern Trust, a victory that felt comfortable to everyone but him. To his left was the silver FedEx Cup trophy, a reminder of the ultimate prize in the PGA Tour season. Missing was the gold Ryder Cup trophy. DeChambeau took a giant step toward playing for that, too. Like I said yesterday, Im a man on a mission right now „ two missions, actually,Ž DeChambeau said after a four-shot victory in the opening FedEx Cup playoff event. One being the Ryder Cup and one being the FedEx Cup. Im doing pretty well right now and just got to keep moving forward in the right direction.Ž That was the only direction his game went in a final round devoid of much drama. Staked to a four-shot lead, DeChambeau never let anyone closer than two shots, ended the threat with consecutive birdies and closed with a 2-under 69 to win by four shots over Tony Finau, who also had the Ryder Cup on his mind. DeChambeau never felt entirely in control until he stabbed at a chip short of the 12th green „ a shot he had worked on all week and used that one time „ that rolled out to 4 feet for a birdie that turned back his only threat. His only wild shot was on the 18th hole, sending his drive so far to the right that landed in the fairway of a hole that wasnt being used at Ridgewood Country Club. He still had a good angle to the green, made par and finished at 18-under 266. He won for the second time this year, both against some of the strongest fields. He moved to the top of the FedEx Cup standings and is virtually assured of being one of the top five seeds at the Tour Championship who have a clear shot at the $10 million bonus. Also on his mind is playing for no money at all at the Ryder Cup. DeChambeau narrowly missed earning one of the eight automatic spots for the U.S. team when he missed the cut at the PGA Championship. Jim Furyk makes three of his four captains picks a week from Tuesday, and it will be tough to ignore a 24-year-old Californian with victories at the Memorial and a FedEx Cup playoff event. Hopefully he can see that Ive got some grit and grind, and that even when I dont execute certain shots, I can get it done,Ž DeChambeau said. DeChambeau, who stayed on the practice range until it was dark Saturday night, came out firing with two straight birdies to stretch the lead to six shots. His only mistakes were a pair of three-putt bogeys on the front nine, the second one at No. 9 that reduced his lead to two shots over Aaron Wise. But not for long. Wises threat ended with a bogey on No. 16, about the time DeChambeau got up-and-down with that chip from just short of the reachable par-4 12th for birdie. No one got any closer the rest of the way. Finau also made a strong statement about a captains pick. Furyk invited Finau to join a small group of Americans who played Le Golf Nacional the weekend before the British Open. He was playing with Furyk at the PGA Championship when Finau tied a tournament record with 10 birdies in the second round. And while he stared five shots back on a course where the greens were as firm as they have been all week, Finau closed with a 68 to finish alone in second. Finau cracked the top 20 in the world (No. 18) for the first time in his career. If Im in the conversation, this doesnt hurt my chances, I dont believe,Ž Finau said. I had a solid week all around. My game feels good and I feel confident. Whatever his decision is, Ill be ready to play.Ž Tiger Woods, coming off a runner-up finish at the PGA Championship, never got anything going. He closed with a 70 and tied for 40th, 14 shots out of the lead. Im sure you guys are used to seeing me win five times a year or more,Ž Woods said. Its not that easy to win out here. What youre seeing is that Im close, and just one shot here, one shot there per day, flips momentum.Ž Woods has played plenty of practice rounds with DeChambeau and is a strong advocate for adding him to the U.S. team that goes to France at the end of September. The guy is fiery,Ž Woods said. Hes com-petitive, and we want guys like that. Its going to be a tough environment, so we want guys that are mentally tough and can handle it.Ž GOLF: NORTHERN TRUSTDeChambeau sails to victor y in FedEx Cup playo openerStaff reportsAfter rain postponed Saturdays matchup between Charlotte and Clearwater, the teams played a doubleheader Sunday with each team taking a game. Clearwater (72-58) took Game 1 3-2 and Charlotte (70-58) held on for the same score in a nine-inning Game 2. In the second game, Charlotte got on the board first with an RBIsingle from Carl Chester scoring Tristan Gray. The Threshers tied it up in the bottom of the fourth inning with a sacrifice fly from Daniel Brito. Still tied after seven, the game went to extras where both teams would find their offense. Chester got them back out front in the eighth with a sacrifice fly to score Vidal Brujan. Trying to close it out up 2-1 with a man on second for Clearwater, reliever Trevor Charpie allowed a two-out single to Kyle Martin, which p lated the t y in g run on a play at home plate. But the Stone Crabs would prevail in the ninth. With automatic runner Jake Fraley at third following a balk, Eleardo Cabrera worked an 11-pitch atbat, which culminated in go-ahead wild pitch to score Fraley. After going two innings without allowing an earned run, Charpie earned his fourth win of the season. Starter Brendan McKay went four innings, allowing seven hits with three strikeouts. The win puts Charlotte 1.5 games out in front of Fort Myers for the second half title of the Florida State League South with eight games remaining. Prior to the win, Charlotte fell 3-2 to the Threshers in Game 1 on a walk-off single from Martin. Charlotte got home runs from Fraley and Brujan, but were struck out 11 times in the loss.Milb: Stone CrabsStone Crabs split doubleheader with Threshers 2 0 1 8 0 8 2 7 s p r t 0 2 p d f 1 2 7 A u g 1 8 0 2 : 4 2 : 1 8


The Sun | Monday, August 27, 2018 E/N/C Page 3 for the season. Bobcat quarterback Steffan Johnson completed just 50 percent of his passes for only 116 yards with no scores, but most of North Ports successful plays were made possible with his legs, shaking off a constant intrusion of Pirate defenders. Pirates quarterback Logan Rogers on the other hand had a career night in his “ rst regular season high school game (last year at this time he was playing Pop Warner). Rogers went 7 for 10 for 237 yards threw the air and totaled “ ve touchdowns „ a long way from his two fumbles in the “ rst “ ve plays a week ago. Once things dried off, the sporting weekend turned out well and most importantly, it marked the of“ cial start to the much-anticipated season. Thats all we can ask for. But football isnt everything of course. There are multiple other sports going on around Charlotte and Sarasota counties. Volleyball, golf, cross country and swimming have also kicked up in the past week with notable performances. In volleyball, Port Charlotte continues to show that they are most likely the team to beat this year. They were 3-0 in their opening week of play and did not lose a single set. That slate of games included a rematch against Barron Collier, who knocked the Pirates out of the state quarter“ nals last year. Sweet, sweet victory. Around the area, Lemon Bay (1-1) split two matches, losing to Port Charlotte and beating Sarasota Christian, Charlotte and Venice are clipping at Port Charlottes heals with 2-0 weeks and North Port went 0-2 to open the season. In Golf, the Lemon Bay girls simply lit it up, putting my average scores to shame and forcing me to up my handicap drastically. Meadow Southworth (37), Hailey Lainhart (38), Christian Chandler (39) and Ali Pappalardo (42) all had solid rounds on Thursday on the par-35 front nine of the Lemon Bay Golf Club. Lastly, after quitting the sport last season, Port Charlotte runner Isabella Coogan kicked off her return with a victory at the Lemon Bay Invitational. Coogan ran down Cape Corals Cheyenne Young, beating her with a 19:16 “ nish. It was the “ rst full week of prep sports and although I welcomed it and yearned for it while combing for stories over the summer months, it means I cant take in a deep breath and relax until November. And thats OK. Bring it on.RAINYFROM PAGE 1 SUN PHOTO BY TIM KERNLemon Bay High School Meadow Southworth lines up her putt at the Lemon Bay Golf Course on and soccer. She began participating in cross country, weight lifting and track and “ eld. And then the next summer, another trip to the World Championships, this time in Brazil, would yield yet another world title in 2006, at age 16. Amanda Carr bleeds blue and gold,Ž said Brian Nolan, Charlotte Tarpons athletic director. As a student athlete, her energy, drive, passion and natural athletic ability, separated her from the pack. As a coach, she continues to instill those same attributes to the members of her team. (Shes) A tremendous talent, and were fortunate to have had her as a student athlete, coach and friend.ŽGlory daysAt age 16, Carr was faced with the dilemma of turning pro, pointing toward the Olympic Games, or concentrating on high school. It was while walking through the Charlotte High School gym, that she looked at the plaques on the wall, the ones composing the schools sports hall of fame. And there was one in particular that stood out, that of the late Mike Goulding, who had earned 16 varsity letters. Carr was close, and thought about what she would need to do to eclipse the record. And adding golf during her senior year, enabled her to establish a new standard, earning her 17th varsity letter, a level of excellence that still stands. Im proud to hold that record,Ž said Carr.A return to racingCarr would go onto North Carolina State, on a soccer scholarship, and in 2008, she was sitting in her dorm room, watching the Olympic Games, the BMX racing, and people she had competed against for the better part of her life. I was like, I see that girl, that girl I could hang with because shes pretty fast,Ž said Carr. I was like, I really want to go to the Olympics. My dads like, You should probably try BMX. He knew in soccer and track and “ eld, that I wasnt Olympic caliber. Hes very realistic.Ž In the summer of 2009, while attending Florida State University, Carr went to compete at the Worlds in Australia, and “ nished second best among the U.S. women. A guy comes running up to me, whos running the U.S. program, and asks, Who are you? I had been out of the BMX scene for three years at this point. I said, Im Amanda Carr and I used to ride. He said, Well be in touch. I said, Ok. I wasnt on anyones radar. At the end of 2009, I got an email from the United States Cycling Association. Hey, this is the program. This is what it entails. Let us know if you want to join. Carr discussed the possibility of a return to racing with her father, who suggested if she wanted to pursue an Olympic berth, she would have to concentrate on it full-time, which meant sacri“ cing her collegiate track and “ eld career and putting her studies on hold. He said, Ill support you either way. Youre going to “ nish your undergraduate at some point. And I said, Ok. That was an easy decision. I was like, Were going for the Olympics. I dropped out of school with exactly 60 credits.ŽClarity and pursuitThe ability to visualize success has played a large role in Carr achieving optimal results. As we get older, I think we tend to visualize more fear, more negative outcomes then positive outcomes,Ž said Carr, who works with a sports psychologist, one whos a former BMX racer. Well, if I take off, am I going to fall, or the worst case scenario, snap my leg. The odds are not realistic, but our minds will wander that way.Ž It was the sports psychologist, who emphasized to Carr that during her training sessions, she visualize herself competing at the Olympic Games. She could see herself standing on the start hill, looking into the stands and seeing the track. You dont know what that tracks going to look like, but you have an idea,Ž said Carr. A year before the games, we have an test event there, so you have an idea of what the air feels like, what it smells like, those senses. I had this super clear visual of myself standing on a hill and seeing my parents in the stands.ŽThe international stageThe Olympic experience is powerful, leaving an indelible imprint, memories that will resonate long after the games, transforming lives and creating lasting friendships. Carr represented Thailand in the 2016 Olympic Games. The Punta Gorda resident holds dual citizenship and carries two passports. I remember going up for my third run, I knew there would be a high possibility that it would be my “ nal run because my points were so high from the previous runs,Ž said Carr. I got caught up in a wreck and stuff like that. I knew it would probably be my “ nal one. I wouldnt make it to the “ nal. I was just standing there. I was like, I need to enjoy this time. Lets just stand here for a second. Youre in the middle of the Olympic games. Theres a moto on the track racing, a moto in front of me, and here I am, and theres people behind me. Everyones trying to go for the gold medal here. I was realistic. I just totally disengaged myself from the anxiety of the moment, absorbed all those emotions and I remember seeing my parents in the stands. I could see my dad waving his hat around. It was cool. My mom was there, my grandma, whos in her 80s, she came to Brazil. My uncle booked a last minute ” ight down. Hes like, Im not missing my niece at the Olympics. He came also, and they were so proud. Thats my favorite memory from the games.Ž A complete commitment to the sport serves as a critical component in a BMX racers future success, as its an arduous two-year process to qualify for the Olympic games. Carrs sojourn began in 2014. Its as if its an almost insurmountable challenge, with a dearth of berths available, only 16 slots were allocated for the women. Athletes can accrue the greatest number of points at the World Championship, and than the World Cups offer the next highest number. There are so many world cups, and the risk is so high to get hurt at them,Ž said Carr. Mentally, youre like I have to go for it. The realistic side is, I need to race the next one (laughing). That would be a constant battle I would “ ght on top of the hill every time.ŽThe right stuffThere are so many variables beyond a racers control, and the psychological aspect of trying not to over think things can be a challenge. The visceral part, keeping ones emotions balanced and stable, while attempting to qualify, can take its toll as athletes wrestle with the anxiety, tension and pressure that is part of the tumultuous territory associated with sport at the elite level. Theres no emotional security for qualifying for the Olympics ever, but I will say, thats the reason that I came back to the sport to make a run for it,Ž said Carr. If it was still 16 slots (the number of slots allocated for the women has been increased to 24), I wouldnt be going for it. Its just not worth the anxiety. My dream was to go to the Olympics. Would I have liked to have left with a medal, absolutely.ŽPlaudits and supportCarr captured gold at the Asian Games in 2014. The former Tarpon would take her place on the podium, one of 12 golds won by Thailand during the competition. That put me on the map,Ž said Carr. To them, I obviously look mixed. Im not full Thai. People like that look in Thailand. They call it the half-look.Ž However, theres something else that made Carr stand out, it just wasnt her athletic success that provided her with notoriety, she possessed a quality that endeared her to a large segment of the population, one that would increase her pro“ le, particularly on social media. I speak Isan; Isan is a dialect of Thai, from the big country region,Ž said Carr. I speak over there in a real country twang, and I speak it with no accent because my mother taught me from birth. I would mix English and Isan together because I didnt know they were two separate languages.Ž ROSA, a Thai canned “ sh company, whose target market is the Isan region, is among Carrs sponsors, and in 2015, she was in a television commercial presenting the product. It was on every TV station. like twice a day,Ž said Carr. People still come up to me, knowing me from that commercial.ŽHonor and responibilityCarrs a people person, who enjoys making her parents, community and Charlotte High School proud. When she was playing soccer, running track or lifting, she understood the importance of what it meant, every time she put on the yellow and blue jersey, she was playing for something larger than herself. I was super proud to to wear blue and yellow and step on the “ eld,Ž said Carr. The school is special because of the tradition and the culture is very rich. So, that transitioned me into BMX. When I was competing for the the U.S., I had a lot of that pride wearing the Stars and Stripes. There were so many people that knew me because I had a helmet with the stars on the top and stripes on the side because I had run in that helmet my whole life.ŽA greater weightCarrs decision to race for Thailand was embraced by the nation, the response she received for winning gold at the Asian Games was life transforming. I was like, Wow! Now Im really racing for this country,Ž said Carr. Im really carrying the country on my back. Before the Olympics, there was this big billboard, its the length of a football “ eld there, they had seven premier athletes, and they had me front and center. I was like, all right no pressure.ŽWelcome backStill a familiar face around the Charlotte High School campus, Carr coaches girls varsity soccer and substitute teaches. Community-oriented in nature, Carr serves as the president of Charlotte BMX Inc., the BMX track in Punta Gorda, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-pro“ t organization.A possible return?Carr doesnt rule out a return to the Olympic Games, with her next big race being the World Cup, next month in Argentina. The question is, will it be in 2020 or 2024? Its the “ rst World Cup for Olympic quali“ cations, and there will be a lot of heavy hitters there,Ž said Carr. My main strategy for 2020 is to improve my mental game.ŽBESTFROM PAGE 1 PHOTO PROVIDED Olympic BMX racer Amanda Carr, a former Charlotte High School Tarpon, earned 17 varsity letters, a school record. MONDAYVOLLEYBALLHardee at North Port, 7 p.m.BOYS GOLFVenice at John Ryan Invite at Capri Isles, 8 a.m. TUESDAYVOLLEYBALLCharlotte at Cardinal Mooney, 7 p.m. Lemon Bay at Ida Baker, 7 p.m. North Port at Gulf Coast, 7 p.m. Cape Coral at Port Charlotte, 7 p.m. Venice at Sarasota, 7 p.m.GIRLS GOLFLemon Bay at Stoneybrook Golf Course, 7:30 a.m. Venice at North Port at Heron Creek, 3:30 p.m.BOYS GOLFLemon Bay at Bishop Verot Invitational, 8 a.m. WEDNESDAYVOLLEYBALLPort Charlotte at Fort Myers, 7 p.m.GIRLS GOLFLemon Bay home tri-match, 8 a.m.BOYS GOLFVenice at Cardinal Mooney at Laurel Oaks, 6 p.m.SWIMMINGPort Charlotte, Charlotte at North Port, 5 p.m. THURSDAYVOLLEYBALLDeSoto at Charlotte, 7 p.m. North Port at Sarasota Christian, 7 p.m. Lakewood Ranch at Port Charlotte, 7 p.m.GIRLS GOLFVenice at Lakewood Ranch w/ Palmetto at The River Club, 3:30 p.m.BOYS GOLFLemon Bay vs SMA at Palm Aire, 3:30 p.m. FRIDAYFOOTBALLCharlotte at Gibbs, 7:30 p.m. Lemon Bay at Golden Gate, 7 p.m. North Port at Ida Baker, 7:30 p.m. South Fort Myers at Port Charlotte, 7:30 p.m. Venice at Riverview, 7:30 p.m.VOLLEYBALLCharlotte at Cardinal Mooney tournament, TBA Lemon Bay at Gulf Coast HEAT, 7 p.m. Lincoln at Venice, 5 p.m. SATURDAYVOLLEYBALLCharlotte at Cardinal Mooney tournament, TBACROSS COUNTRYCharlotte at Estero, 7:30 a.m. Lemon Bay at Venice, 8 a.m.SWIMMINGCharlotte hosts CHS MiniInvite, 9:30 a.m. PREP SPORTS CALENDAR


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Carpenter1b524200.273 Molinac512100.273 Penac000000.200 Martinezrf512101.307 ONeilllf522202.282 DeJongss411011.233 Gyorko3b523100.266 Badercf411201.280 Munoz2b420110.274 Gomberp301200.167 Rossp000000.154 b-Adamsph100000.252 Leonep000000--T OTALS4112161225 COLORADOABRHBIBBSOAVG. LeMahieu2b422001.278 Gonzalezrf401002.290 A renado3b301000.311 S hawp000000--a-Parraph100100.285 McGeep000000--S toryss300100.289 W olterslf100000.164 Hollidaylf-1b411001.333 Desmond1b-ss301010.234 Dahlcf400000.271 Iannettac200011.219 A ndersonp000000.095 Bettisp100001.091 Rusinp101000.500 McMahon3b100000.243 T OTALS3237226 S T.LOUIS604002000„12161 COLORADO011000010„372 a-groundedoutforShawinthe8th.bgroundedoutforRossinthe9th. E„Bader(2),Holliday(1),Iannetta(4). LOB„St.Louis6,Colorado4.2B„Carpenter 4(38),Martinez(24),Bader(15),LeMahieu (26),Gonzalez(26),Desmond(16).HR„ ONeill(6),offAnderson.RBIs„Carpenter 2(71),Molina(57),Martinez(73),ONeill 2(15),Gyorko(43),Bader2(27),Munoz (32),Gomber2(2),Story(85),Parra(48). S F„Bader.S„Gomber. Runnersleftinscoringposition„St.Louis 4(Molina2,ONeill,Munoz)Colorado2 (Bettis,Wolters).RISP„St.Louis8for16 Colorado1for7. Runnersmovedup„Parra.GIDP„Martinez, LeMahieu,Iannetta. DP„St.Louis2(DeJong,Munoz,Carpenter), (DeJong,Munoz,Carpenter)Colorado1 (Story,LeMahieu,Desmond). S T.LOUISIPHRERBBSONPERA Gomber,W,4-065 211687 2.79 Ross22111029 4.18 Leone10 00004 3.86 COLORADOIPHRERBBSONPERA A ndrsn,L,6-7.27 661136 4.79 Bettis3.14 400267 5.20 Rusin23 221031 6.85 S haw22000121 6.16 McGee10 000110 5.84 Inheritedrunners-scored„Bettis2-0. WP„Rusin.INDIANS12,ROYALS5CLEVELANDABRHBIBBSOAVG Lindorss612201.286 Brantleylf502010.301 Ramirez3b500002.290 Encarnaciondh421212.231 A lonso1b511001.248 Diaz1b000000.333 Cabrerarf242130.280 Kipnis2b534400.223 Gonzalez2b000000.284 R.Perezc210020.154 G.Allencf501200.254 T OTALS3912131176 KANSASCITYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Merri“eld2b522100.307 Gordonrf411001.239 S .Perezdh411102.233 Duda1b412301.242 Dozier3b400001.214 OHearnlf300012.242 Escobarss402000.214 Phillipscf401003.185 Buterac400000.179 T OTALS36595110 CLEVELAND000502122„12131 KANSASCITY100102010„591 E„Ramirez(8),Duda(3).LOB„Cleveland8, KansasCity5.2B„Alonso(18),Kipnis(22), G.Allen(6),Merri“eld(35),Gordon(16), Escobar(19).HR„Encarnacion(28),off NewberryKipnis(12),offMaurerMerri“eld (10),offBieberS.Perez(23),offBieber Duda(13),offBieber.RBIs„Lindor2(78), Encarnacion2(87),Cabrera(27),Kipnis4 (53),G.Allen2(13),Merri“eld(47),S.Perez (65),Duda3(48).SB„Kipnis(6).S„R. Perez. LIDP„Ramirez.GIDP„Butera. DP„Cleveland1(Lindor,Kipnis,Alonso) KansasCity1(Duda). CLEVELANDIPHRERBBSONPERA Bieber,W,8-25.16 440784 4.52 O.Perez,H,101.10000215 1.17 Cimber.10 00004 3.65 Miller12 110021 3.38 C.Allen11 001126 4.42 KANSASCITYIPHRERBBSONPERA Lopez,L,0-445 553479 4.86 S mith2.25 332254 6.53 McCarthy.10 00003 3.47 Newberry12 221017 3.86 Maurer11 221024 8.64 Inheri tedrunners-scored„McCarthy2-0. WP„Lopez. A THLETICS6,TWINS2OAKLANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Martinilf411001.275 a-Pinderph-lf100000.253 Chapman3b533200.282 Lowrie2b513300.276 Davisdh501003.255 Olson1b401001.239 Piscottyrf413101.260 S emienss400000.261 Laureanocf400000.280 Phegleyc401000.221 T OTALS40613606 MINNESOTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Mauerdh501000.275 Forsythe2b400001.246 Polancoss302000.276 1-Adrianzapr-ss100000.249 S ano3b401000.212 Keplercf300010.229 A ustin1b422200.252 Caverf100030.263 Garverc401001.260 Grossmanlf400001.252 T OTALS3327243 OAKLAND100021200„6130 MINNESOTA000101000„271 a-groundedoutforMartiniinthe8th. 1-ranforPolancointhe5th. E„Polanco(7).LOB„Oakland7,Minnesota 9 .2B„Lowrie(33),Phegley(7),Garver(15). HR„Chapman(19),offBerriosPiscotty(18), offMagillChapman(20),offMagillLowrie (21),offMagillAustin(13),offBassitt A ustin(14),offPetit.RBIs„Chapman2(50), Lowrie3(82),Piscotty(58),Austin2(32). S B„Laureano(3). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Oakland 3 (Martini2,Phegley)Minnesota5(Sano, Garver2 Grossman2 ) .RISP „ Oakland1for 4Minnesota0for5. Runnersmovedup„Austin.GIDP„Garver. DP„Oakland1(Semien,Lowrie,Olson). OAKLANDIPHRERBBSONPER A Bassitt4.24 113384 3.19 Kelley.10 00004 2.77 Petit,H,1312 110020 3.38 Buchter,W,3-010 000010 3.07 Rodney11 001020 2.61 Treinen10 00009 0.97 MINNESOTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Berrios,L,11-958 330494 3.74 Magill14 330024 4.05 Rogers1.21 000115 3.31 Hildenberger1.10 000114 4.45 Magillpitchedto2battersinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Kelley2-0. HBP„Bassitt(Forsythe).PB„Phegley(3), Garver(7).BREWERS7,PIRATES4PITTSBURGHABRHBIBBSOAVG. Martecf311001.275 Frazier2b-lf412200.282 Polancorf411100.248 Cervelli1b401001.261 Dickersonlf400001.298 Rodriguezp000000.000 Diazc401000.286 Moran3b411001.274 Hechavarriass401100.257 Archerp100000.000 a-Harrisonph100000.257 Kinghamp000000.100 b-Rodriguezph100001.167 Crickp000000--Newman2b000000.200 TOTALS3448405 MILWAUKEEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Caincf411000.307 Yelichrf300013.309 Aguilar1b300103.276 Shaw2b-3b311000.246 Braunlf411100.259 Moustakas3b312201.251 Haderp000000.500 c-Thamesph000000.224 Soriap000000--d-Perezph-2b100000.257 Schoopss-2b422100.238 Jeffressp000000--Pinac311210.251 Andersonp200001.100 Arciass000000.216 T OTALS3078728 PITTSBURGH000013000„482 MILWAUKEE00600100X„782 a-poppedoutforArcherinthe5th.b-struck outforKinghaminthe7th.c-walkedfor Haderinthe7th.d-”iedoutforSoriain the8th. E„Cervelli(4),Dickerson(1),Schoop(14), Arcia(12).LOB„Pittsburgh4,Milwaukee 4.2B„Marte(23),Hechavarria(11), Shaw(22),Moustakas(28).3B„Cain(2). HR„Frazier(7),offAndersonPolanco (21),offAndersonMoustakas(24),off ArcherPina(7),offArcherSchoop(19),off Kingham.RBIs„Frazier2(25),Polanco(73), Hechavarria(29),Aguilar(91),Braun(49), Moustakas2(78),Schoop(45),Pina2(22). SB„Pina(2).CS„Marte(11),Braun(4). SF„Aguilar.S„Arcia. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Pittsburgh 3(Cervelli,Dickerson,Harrison)Milwaukee 3(Yelich,Anderson2).RISP„Pittsburgh1 for5Milwaukee2for7. LIDP„Hechavarria. DP„Milwaukee1(Arcia,Aguilar). PITTSBURGHIPHRERBBSONPERA Archer,L,4-747 662578 4.72 Kingham21 110228 5.00 Crick10 000115 2.36 Rodriguez10 000011 2.89 MILWAUKEEIPHRERBBSONPERA Anderson,W,9-7574403874.04 Hader,H,19200002211.52 Soria,H,7100000162.33 Jeffress,S,7-12110000111.43 Andersonpitchedto4battersinthe6th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Hader1-0. HBP„Anderson(Marte),Crick(Shaw). WP„Archer.CUBS9,REDS0CINCINNATIABRHBIBBSOAVG Hamiltoncf400000.234 Perazass400000.288 Gennett2b200012.308 Reedp000000.000 c-Dixonph100000.191 Suarez3b300000.293 Scheblerrf300000.274 Ervinlf300001.293 Barnhart1b302000.245 Casalic300001.322 Baileyp100000.125 a-Williamsph100001.284 Lorenzenp000000.238 Stephensonp000000.000 Herrera2b101000.189 TOTALS2903015 CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Murphy2b412011.310 Baezss501001.296 Rizzo1b432001.272 Caratini1b100001.250 Contrerasc400101.264 Heywardrf434200.278 Happrf000000.238 Bote3b412301.284 Schwarberlf411200.239 Hendricksp300001.059 b-LaStellaph100000.273 Rosariop0000001.000 Almoracf401001.299 TOTALS38913818 CINCINNATI000000000„031 CHICAGO30201030X„9130 a-struckoutforBaileyinthe6th.b-groundedoutforHendricksinthe7th.c-grounded outforReedinthe9th. E„Peraza(18).LOB„Cincinnati3,Chicago 6.2B„Herrera(2),Murphy(10),Rizzo2 (22).3B„Heyward(4).HR„Bote(6),off BaileySchwarber(24),offStephenson. RBIs„Contreras(43),Heyward2(52),Bote 3(24),Schwarber2(54). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Cincinnati 1(Dixon)Chicago2(Baez2).RISP„ Cincinnati0for3Chicago5for12. Runnersmovedup„Contreras. GIDP„Casali. DP„Chicago1(Bote,Murphy,Rizzo). CINCINNATIIPHRERBBSONPERA Bailey,L,1-1258 630283 6.17 Lorenzen11001223 2.98 Stephenson13 330120 9.26 Reed11000319 3.68 CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Hndrcks,W,10-1072001598 3.86 Rosario21 000017 2.65WHITESOX7,TIGERS2CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG Sanchez3b310010.245 Andersonss412100.247 Garciarf412211.235 Palkadh411211.239 Davidson1b500002.228 Narvaezc412111.284 Moncada2b401102.221 Delmonicolf401001.229 Engelcf422001.234 TOTALS36711749 DETROITABRHBIBBSOAVG. Candelario3b501002.228 Goodrum2b502001.229 Castellanosrf312011.294 Martinezdh502100.250 Adduci1b402000.282 a-Iglesiasph100001.270 McCannc400001.220 Mahtooklf302000.210 Rodriguezss411100.211 Reyescf400000.216 TOTALS38212216 CHICAGO004001200„7110 DETROIT000001001„2121 a-struckoutforAdduciinthe9th. E„Mahtook(2).LOB„Chicago8,Detroit12. 2B„Anderson(22),Narvaez(13),Engel(17), Candelario(25),Castellanos(36),Martinez (18).3B„Moncada(6).HR„Palka(19),off ZimmermannRodriguez(2),offSantiago. RBIs„Anderson(56),Garcia2(33),Palka2 (53),Narvaez(24),Moncada(51),Martinez (43),Rodriguez(11).SB„Engel(14). SF„Anderson. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Chicago4 (Narvaez,Moncada2,Delmonico)Detroit6 (Martinez,Rodriguez3,Iglesias2).RISP„ Chicago2for9Detroit4for12. LIDP„Sanchez.GIDP„Rodriguez. DP„Chicago1(Anderson,Moncada, Davidson)Detroit1(Zimmermann, Rodriguez). CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPER A Kopech,W,1-067 110486 1.12 Cedeno1.12 000122 3.00 Gomez.20 00009 4.50 Santiago.13 111016 4.81 Fry,S,3-4.2000018 3.92 DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Zmrmnn,L,6-6685505764.38 Farmer.112220164.63 Smoker1.200022288.59 Greene120002234.05 Inheritedrunners-scored„Fry3-0,Smoker 2-1.HBP„Kopech2(Castellanos,Mahtook), Zimmermann(Sanchez).NATIONALS15,METS0WASHINGTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Eatonrf624200.304 Turnerss422011.269 Millerp100000.000 Herrerap000000--Gloverp000000--Rendon3b523000.295 Zimmerman1b401012.255 Sotolf421211.290 Taylorcf300003.231 c-Harperph-cf222300.249 Difo2b-ss522300.240 Kieboomc410111.193 Rodriguezp200002.167 a-Stevensonph100000.250 Hollandp000000--d-Reynoldsph-2b121400.260 TOTALS42151615410 NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Rosarioss400001.242 McNeil2b201010.340 Reyes2b100000.201 Confortolf300012.233 Frazier3b300012.232 Bruce1b401000.215 Jacksoncf401001.273 Bautistarf400001.199 Nidoc400000.146 Matzp100010.081 b-Floresph000010.275 Sewaldp000000.000 Bashlorp000000.000 Oswaltp000000.000 TOTALS3003057 WASHINGTON000001086„15160 NEWYORK000000000„030 a-groundedoutforRodriguezinthe7th. b-walkedforMatzinthe7th.c-doubledfor Taylorinthe8th.d-hitbypitchforHolland inthe8th. LOB„Washington5,NewYork8.2B„Turner (19),Zimmerman(12),Harper(26).HR„ Difo(5),offBashlorEaton(5),offBashlor Reynolds(12),offOswalt.RBIs„Eaton2 (25),Soto2(47),Difo3(33),Kieboom(6), Harper3(84),Reynolds4(34).SB„Eaton (6). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Washington 3(Soto,Taylor,Difo)NewYork3(Frazier, Jackson,Nido).RISP„Washington7for15 NewYork0for3. Runnersmovedup„Soto,Bruce,Bautista. GIDP„Miller. DP„NewYork1(Bruce,Rosario,Oswalt). WASHINGTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Rdrigz,W,2-162 004397 4.54 Holland,H,310 001218 6.09 Miller10 000219 3.80 Herrera.21 00009 2.44 Glover.1000002 6.75 N EWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA Matz,L,5-1175 111797 4.36 Sewald.13552124 5.54 Bashlor.22 330224 4.94 Oswalt16661030 5.84 Inheritedrunners-scored„Glover1-0, Bashlor1-1.HBP„Bashlor(Reynolds). WP„Rodriguez.BRAVES4,MARLINS0ATLANTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Acunalf502000.290 Inciartecf302110.252 Freeman1b500001.313 Markakisrf311020.312 Camargo3b501001.266 Culberson2b411001.288 Brachp000000--d-Duvallph100001.198 Minterp000000--Flowersc412101.225 Swansonss200011.244 Gausmanp200001.071 a-Ruizph000010--Biddlep000000.500 Winklerp000000.000 b-Albiesph-2b010010.272 TOTALS3449267 MIAMIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Ortegarf400000.262 Anderson3b400003.276 Dietrich1b401000.270 Castro2b400002.282 Riddless300000.225 Deanlf300001.211 Holadayc200012.198 Sierracf200001.161 Guerrap000000--Rucinskip000000.000 c-Rojasph100000.256 Gravesp000000.000 Lopezp101000.188 Gallowaycf100010.290 TOTALS2902029 ATLANTA000001030„490 MIAMI000000000„021 a-walkedforGausmaninthe6th.b-walked forWinklerinthe8th.c-groundedoutfor Rucinskiinthe8th.d-struckoutforBrach inthe9th. E„Dietrich(3).LOB„Atlanta12,Miami4. 2B„Inciarte(21),Camargo(23).RBIs„ Inciarte(51),Flowers(20).SB„Acuna(11). SF„Inciarte.S„Swanson. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Atlanta7 (Acuna2,Freeman2,Culberson2,Flowers) Miami1(Castro).RISP„Atlanta1for11 Miami0for1. Runnersmovedup„Camargo. GIDP„Freeman. DP„Miami1(Lopez,Riddle,Dietrich). ATLANTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Gausmn,W,9-951 001580 3.87 Biddle,H,810 001120 2.44 Winkler,H,2010 000010 2.53 Brach10000114 3.86 Minter11 000218 3.18 MIAMIIPHRERBBSONPERA Lopez,L,2-45.26 1154101 4.14 Guerra1.110001224.81 Rucinski11 301131 3.12 Graves11 000114 5.06 Inheritedrunners-scored„Guerra3-0.HBP„ Rucinski(Flowers).PHILLIES8,BLUEJAYS3PHILADELPHIAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hernandez2b410021.259 Hoskinslf322120.254 Santana1b411200.221 Ramosc514301.311 Williamsrf502000.263 Cabreradh512001.265 Franco3b411211.276 Herreracf401010.268 Kingeryss411010.229 TOTALS38814874 TORONTOABRHBIBBSOAVG. McKinneylf312010.370 GurrielJr.2b300012.307 Morales1b311211.264 Pillarcf400001.252 Grichukrf312111.232 Martin3b401000.199 Jansenc400001.333 Hernandezdh400004.237 Diazss401001.258 TOTALS32373411 PHILADELPHIA212000030„8140 TORONTO002000010„370 LOB„Philadelphia11,Toronto6.2B„Ramos (19),Williams(10),Cabrera(31),McKinney 2(2).HR„Hoskins(26),offEstradaSantana (19),offEstradaFranco(22),offEstrada Ramos(15),offClippardMorales(21),off VelasquezGrichuk(18),offHunter.RBIs„ Hoskins(81),Santana2(73),Ramos3(61), Franco2(66),Morales2(53),Grichuk(45). SF„Santana. Runnersleftinscoringposition„ Philadelphia7(Santana,Williams3,Franco, Herrera2)Toronto2(GurrielJr.,Morales). RISP„Philadelphia2for10Toronto1for5. Runnersmovedup„Santana,GurrielJr.. GIDP„Hernandez,Franco,Pillar. DP„Philadelphia1(Franco,Hernandez, Santana)Toronto2(GurrielJr.,Diaz, Morales),(Diaz,Morales). PHILADELPHIAIPHRERBBSONPERA Velasqz,W,9-953 223684 4.05 Garcia,H,1312 000013 3.93 Neris,H,111 000313 5.65 Hunter11 111017 3.83 Dominguez10 000215 3.15 TORONTOIPHRERBBSONPERA Estrada,L,7-1027 554271 5.18 Shafer30 001137 0.00 Mayza11001017 5.09 Petricka12 000018 4.25 Clippard.12 331020 3.94 Biagini1.22 000123 5.74 Estradapitchedto3battersinthe3rd. Inheritedrunners-scored„Shafer1-0. WP„Biagini.RAYS9,REDSOX1BOSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Bettsrf201101.336 Swihartrf100000.222 Nunez3b401001.260 Bogaertsss400002.283 Pearcedh300010.291 Moreland1b300000.255 Kinsler2b300001.239 Holtlf300002.262 Leonc210010.200 BradleyJr.cf301002.224 TOTALS2813129 TAMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Wendle2b512002.292 Duffy3b423201.300 Choidh412112.268 Phamlf512102.245 Bauers1b210110.207 Kiermaiercf301211.200 Adamesss400002.251 Lowerf321010.205 Perezc411202.282 TOTALS349129412 BOSTON000001000„131 TAMPABAY20310120X„9120 E„Moreland(2).LOB„Boston3,TampaBay 7.2B„BradleyJr.(25),Wendle(19),Duffy (18),Perez(5).3B„Kiermaier(6).RBIs„ Betts(65),Duffy2(35),Choi(17),Pham (45),Bauers(35),Kiermaier2(21),Perez 2(10).SB„Betts(26),Lowe(2).SF„Betts, Duffy,Bauers. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Boston3 (Bogaerts,Pearce2)TampaBay4(Wendle, Choi,Pham,Adames).RISP„Boston0for6 TampaBay6for13. Runnersmovedup„Nunez. BOSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Eovaldi,L,5-6486505894.15 Kelly110010203.93 Hembree121112333.98 Barnes112222262.89 Kimbrel100003142.42 TAMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA Snell,W,16-562 112889 2.05 Castillo10 00008 3.23 Kittredge21 000121 7.42 WP„Eovaldi.GIANTS3,RANGERS1TEXASABRHBIBBSOAVG. Odor2b310010.272 Andrusss401102.266 Beltre3b300010.275 Mazararf301000.266 Profar1b400001.252 Gallolf401001.212 Kiner-Falefac301001.266 c-Chooph101000.283 Toccicf100010.200 d-Guzmanph100001.233 Gallardop100000.000 Claudiop000000--a-Chirinosph100001.218 Martinp000000--Gearrinp000000--e-Robinsonph100001.179 TOTALS3015138 SANFRANCISCOABRHBIBBSOAVG. McCutchenrf200021.254 Panik2b400001.246 Longoria3b411001.247 Belt1b301000.268 Crawfordss300000.262 Pencelf311001.226 Hundleyc210011.239 Duggarcf301201.259 Hollandp200000.065 Watsonp000000--b-Hernandezph100000.246 Morontap000000.000 Melanconp000000--TOTALS2734236 TEXAS001000000„150 SANFRANCISCO10020000X„340 a-struckoutforClaudiointhe7th.b-lined outforWatsoninthe7th.c-singledfor Kiner-Falefainthe9th.d-struckoutfor Tocciinthe9th.e-struckoutforGearrin inthe9th. LOB„Texas8,SanFrancisco3.2B„Andrus (17),Mazara(18).3B„Longoria(3),Duggar (1).RBIs„Andrus(27),Duggar2(15).S„ Tocci,Gallardo. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Texas5 (Odor3,Beltre,Profar)SanFrancisco1 (Holland).RISP„Texas0for5SanFrancisco 1for2. GIDP„Panik. DP„Texas1(Andrus,Odor,Profar). TEXASIPHRERBBSONPERA Gallardo,L,7-354 333379 6.01 Claudio10 00008 4.75 Martin10 000113 4.59 Gearrin10 000213 3.55 SANFRANCISCOIPHRERBBSONPERA Holland,W,7-86.13 113496 3.65 Watson,H,27.20 00018 2.73 Moronta,H,1211 000117 2.15 Melancon,S,3-711 000217 2.83 Inheritedrunners-scored„Watson2-0. HBP„Holland(Mazara).PB„Kiner-Falefa (1).DIAMONDBACKS5,MARINERS2SEATTLEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hanigercf512000.281 Cano1b500001.282 Segurass400000.314 Spanlf401000.281 Seager3b401101.221 Gamelrf411001.292 Herrmannc201021.242 Gordon2b401000.271 Leakep200002.000 a-Healyph100000.243 Eliasp000000--c-Cruzph000010.267 1-Rominepr000000.204 TOTALS3527136 ARIZONAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Jayrf411000.278 Pollockcf300102.278 Peraltalf411101.304 Goldschmidt1b411301.294 Escobar3b301001.277 Descalso2b300001.253 Ahmedss000000.245 Martess-2b301000.248 Mathisc312000.227 Greinkep211000.245 Cha“np000000--b-SouzaJr.ph100000.241 Bradleyp000000--Hiranop000000.000 Boxbergerp000000--TOTALS3058506 SEATTLE100000001„270 ARIZONA00500000X„582 a-”iedoutforLeakeinthe7th.b-”iedout forCha“ninthe7th.c-walkedforEliasin the9th. 1-ranforCruzinthe9th. E„Peralta(2),Marte(6).LOB„Seattle9, Arizona2.2B„Haniger(28),Escobar(44). HR„Goldschmidt(30),offLeake.RBIs„ Seager(71),Pollock(54),Peralta(71), Goldschmidt3(76).SF„Pollock. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Seattle4 (Haniger,Cano,Segura,Gamel)Arizona1 (Descalso).RISP„Seattle1for10Arizona3 for4. Runnersmovedup„Gordon,Cano.GIDP„ Cano,Greinke. DP„Seattle1(Seager,Gordon,Cano) Arizona1(Ahmed,Marte,Goldschmidt). SEATTLEIPHRERBBSONPERA Leake,L,8-867550684 4.03 Elias21 000031 3.82 ARIZONAIPHRERBBSONPERA Greinke,W,13-86.251026108 2.93 Cha“n,H,14.10 00005 2.11 Bradley10 00008 3.21 Hirano02100014 2.13 Boxbrgr,S,29-3510 001013 3.55 Hiranopitchedto3battersinthe9th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Cha“n2-0, Boxberger2-0.WP„Hirano.ASTROS3,ANGELS1HOUSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Bregman3b311010.283 Altuve2b401000.330 Correass401202.252 Gonzalezlf401102.249 Gurriel1b401000.283 Reddickrf401001.247 Gattisdh411001.233 Stassic210012.231 a-Springerph100001.249 Maldonadoc000000.224 Kempcf300001.279 TOTALS33373210 LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. Calhounrf401101.222 Fletcher2b401000.271 Troutcf400003.311 Pujolsdh301010.248 Simmonsss400001.293 Riverac300001.256 b-Arciaph000000.304 Marte1b210010.211 c-Ohtaniph100001.273 Ward3b201011.216 YoungJr.lf300001.221 TOTALS3014139 HOUSTON003000000„370 LOSANGELES000010000„140 a-struckoutforStassiinthe9th.b-hitby pitchforRiverainthe9th.c-struckoutfor Marteinthe9th. LOB„Houston5,LosAngeles6.RBIs„ Correa2(58),Gonzalez(57),Calhoun(51). CS„Altuve(3). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Houston 2(Correa,Gurriel)LosAngeles2(Fletcher, Marte).GIDP„Simmons,YoungJr.. DP„Houston2(Stassi,Correa,Gurriel), (Bregman,Altuve,Gurriel). HOUSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Valdez,W,2-052 113377 0.96 Peacock,H,921 000321 2.98 Rondon,H,511 000217 2.22 Osuna,S,11-1210 000117 2.59 LOSANGELESIPHRERBBSONPERA Pena,L,1-465332597 4.52 Bedrosian10 00016 3.38 Parker11000219 3.14 Robles11 000219 4.23 HBP„Osuna(Arcia).WP„Valdez3.DODGERS7,PADRES3SANDIEGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Galvisss502002.242 Myers3b512001.264 Renfroelf513201.253 Hosmer1b501003.252 Reyesrf211111.239 Matonp000000--Stockp000000--c-Asuajeph100001.196 Diazp000000--e-Pirelaph100000.249 Hedgesc501000.237 Spangenberg2b401001.240 Margotcf402001.248 Erlinp201001.250 Jankowskirf201000.260 TOTALS413153112 LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. Dozier2b410010.228 Turner3b513500.308 Machadoss511200.301 Kemplf402001.284 Bellinger1b000000.259 Hernandez1b-cf403000.228 Taylorcf-lf300011.247 Puigrf400003.264 Barnesc200002.198 a-Grandalph-c110011.243 Ryup212000.250 Baezp000000.000 b-Pedersonph010010.242 Florop000000.000 d-Muncyph010010.259 Garciap000000--TOTALS34711758 SANDIEGO011000001„3152 LOSANGELES00004201X„7110 a-walkedforBarnesinthe6th.b-walkedfor Baezinthe6th.c-struckoutforStockinthe 7th.d-walkedforFlorointhe8th.e-linedout forDiazinthe9th. E„Myers(2),Hedges(9).LOB„SanDiego 12,LosAngeles8.2B„Myers(14),Turner2 (18),Kemp(21),Hernandez(13).3B„Myers (2).HR„Reyes(11),offRyuRenfroe(16), offGarciaMachado(31),offErlin.RBIs„ Renfroe2(48),Reyes(15),Turner5(39), Machado2(82).SB„Jankowski(21). Runnersleftinscoringposition„SanDiego 6(Myers3,Hosmer,Hedges2)LosAngeles 5(Machado,Puig3,Barnes).RISP„San Diego1for8LosAngeles3for12. GIDP„Machado,Taylor. DP„SanDiego2(Galvis,Spangenberg, Hosmer),(Galvis,Spangenberg,Hosmer). SANDIEGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Erlin,L,3-44.28 441394 3.69 Maton.10 223123 4.20 Stock11 000014 2.49 Diaz22 111444 5.79 LOSANGELESIPHRERBBSONPERA Ryu,W,4-15.211 221886 2.38 Baez,H,5.10 00001 3.50 Floro23 000435 2.37 Garcia1111007 5.57 Matonpitchedto2battersinthe6th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Maton2-0,Stock 2-2,Baez2-0.WP„Stock.BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSAstros3,Angels1: FramberValdez gaveuponerunover“veinningsin his“rstcareerstartasHoustonwon its“fthinarow. Rays9,RedSox1: TampaBaywon itseighthstraightgametohandthe majorleague-leadingRedSoxtheir “rstsweepoftheseason. Braves4,Marlins0: KevinGausman andfourrelieverscombinedona two-hitter. Brewers7,Pirates4: MannyPina, MikeMoustakasandJonathan Schoopeachwentdeep. Cubs9,Reds0: KyleHendricksallowed twohitsinseveninningsandtheCubs completedafour-gamesweep. Diamondbacks5,Mariners2: Paul Goldschmidthithis30thhomer. Phillies8,BlueJays3: Kendrys Moraleshomeredinafranchiserecordseventhconsecutivegamein theBlueJaysloss. Athletics6,Twins2: MattChapman hitapairofsolohomersfortheAs. Indians12,Royals5: JasonKipnis droveinfourruns,includingan inside-the-parkhomerforCleveland. Cardinals12,Rockies3: Matt CarpentertiedaSt.Louisrecordwith fourdoubles. Dodgers7,Padres3: JustinTurner drovein“verunsforLosAngeles. Nationals15,Mets0: Washingtons 32-inningscorelessdroughtended astheNationalsbrokelooseina hugeway. WhiteSox7,Tigers2: Michael Kopechpitchedsiximpressive inningsforhis“rstbigleaguewin. Giants3,Rangers1: DerekHolland pitchedthree-hitballintotheseventhinningtobeathisformerteam. LATE N.Y.YankeesatBaltimoreTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA WashingtonStrasburg(R)6-74.237-80-210.211.81 PhiladelphiaE”in(R)7:05p9-43.9310-81-116.05.63 NewYorkSyndergaard(R)9-3 3.3812-62-118.24.34 ChicagoLester(L)8:05p14-53.6419-72-115.15.28 ArizonaCorbin(L)10-43.1716-102-020.12.21 SanFranciscoStr atton(R)10:15p8-75.3711-90-215.09.60AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA ChicagoRodon(L)5-32.717-62-022.02.05 NewYorkTanaka(R)7:05p9-43.9013-80-217.04.76 TorontoGaviglio(R)3-64.947-111-216.24.32 BaltimoreHess(R)7:05p2-85.502-110-218.22.89 OaklandAnderson(L)3-33.477-51-019.20.92 HoustonCole(R)8:10p11-52.7318-81-118.13.44INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA ColoradoGray(R)10-74.6715-91-019.04.26 L.Angeles(AL) Despaigne(R)10:07p2-26.350-30-213.08.31 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. SATURDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague N.Y.Yankees10,Baltimore3,1st game ChicagoWhiteSox6,Detroit1 TampaBay5,Boston1 N.Y.Yankees5,Baltimore1,2nd game Oakland6,Minnesota2 KansasCity7,Cleveland1 Houston8,L.A.Angels3 NationalLeague ChicagoCubs10,Cincinnati6 N.Y.Mets3,Washington0 Miami3,Atlanta1 Pittsburgh9,Milwaukee1 Colorado9,St.Louis1 L.A.Dodgers5,SanDiego4,12 innings Interleague SanFrancisco5,Texas3 Toronto8,Philadelphia6 Seattle4,Arizona3,10innings TUESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague ChicagoWhiteSoxatN.Y.Yankees, 7:05p.m. TorontoatBaltimore,7:05p.m. MinnesotaatCleveland,7:10p.m. OaklandatHouston,8:10p.m. DetroitatKansasCity,8:15p.m. NationalLeague WashingtonatPhiladelphia,7:05 p.m. MilwaukeeatCincinnati,7:10p.m. N.Y.MetsatChicagoCubs,8:05p.m. PittsburghatSt.Louis,8:15p.m. ArizonaatSanFrancisco,10:15p.m. Interleague MiamiatBoston,7:10p.m. TampaBayatAtlanta,7:35p.m. L.A.DodgersatTexas,8:05p.m. ColoradoatL.A.Angels,10:07p.m. SeattleatSanDiego,10:10p.m.


The Sun / Monday, August 27, 2018 SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD PRO BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Boston 90 42 .682 „ New York 82 47 .636 6 Tampa Bay 70 61 .534 19 Toronto 60 70 .462 29 Baltimore 37 93 .285 52 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Cleveland 74 56 .569 „ Minnesota 61 69 .469 13 Detroit 53 78 .405 21 Chicago 51 79 .392 23 Kansas City 40 91 .305 34 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Houston 80 50 .615 „ Oakland 79 52 .603 1 Seattle 74 57 .565 6 Los Angeles 63 68 .481 17 Texas 58 74 .439 23Saturdays GamesN.Y. Yankees 10, Baltimore 3, 1st game N.Y. Yankees 5, Baltimore 1, 2nd game San Francisco 5, Texas 3 Toronto 8, Philadelphia 6 Chicago White Sox 6, Detroit 1 Tampa Bay 5, Boston 1 Oakland 6, Minnesota 2 Kansas City 7, Cleveland 1 Seattle 4, Arizona 3, 10 innings Houston 8, L.A. Angels 3Sundays GamesPhiladelphia 8, Toronto 3 Chicago White Sox 7, Detroit 2 Tampa Bay 9, Boston 1 Oakland 6, Minnesota 2 Cleveland 12, Kansas City 5 San Francisco 3, Texas 1 Arizona 5, Seattle 2 Houston 3, L.A. Angels 1 N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, lateTodays GamesChicago White Sox (Rodon 5-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 9-4), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (Gaviglio 3-6) at Baltimore (Bundy 7-12), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (Anderson 3-3) at Houston (Morton 13-3), 8:10 p.m. Colorado (Gray 10-7) at L.A. Angels (TBD), 10:07 p.m.Tuesdays GamesChicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Miami at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Minnesota at Cleveland, 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Oakland at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m. Seattle at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Atlanta 73 57 .562 „ Philadelphia 70 60 .538 3 Washington 65 66 .496 8 New York 58 72 .446 15 Miami 53 79 .402 21 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Chicago 76 53 .589 „ St. Louis 73 58 .557 4 Milwaukee 73 59 .553 4 Pittsburgh 64 67 .489 13 Cincinnati 56 75 .427 21 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Arizona 72 58 .554 „ Colorado 71 59 .546 1 Los Angeles 70 61 .534 2 San Francisco 65 67 .492 8 San Diego 50 83 .376 23Saturdays GamesChicago Cubs 10, Cincinnati 6 N.Y. Mets 3, Washington 0 San Francisco 5, Texas 3 Toronto 8, Philadelphia 6 Miami 3, Atlanta 1 Pittsburgh 9, Milwaukee 1 Colorado 9, St. Louis 1 Seattle 4, Arizona 3, 10 innings L.A. Dodgers 5, San Diego 4, 12 inningsSundays GamesPhiladelphia 8, Toronto 3 Atlanta 4, Miami 0 Washington 15, N.Y. Mets 0 Milwaukee 7, Pittsburgh 4 Chicago Cubs 9, Cincinnati 0 St. Louis 12, Colorado 3 San Francisco 3, Texas 1 Arizona 5, Seattle 2 L.A. Dodgers 7, San Diego 3Todays GamesWashington (Strasburg 6-7) at Philadelphia (E”in 9-4), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 9-3) at Chicago Cubs (Lester 14-5), 8:05 p.m. Colorado (Gray 10-7) at L.A. Angels (TBD), 10:07 p.m. Arizona (Corbin 10-4) at San Francisco (TBD), 10:15 p.m.Tuesdays GamesWashington at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Miami at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Texas, 8:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m. Seattle at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.PRO FOOTBALLNFL PRESEASONAll times EasternAMERICAN CONFERENCEEAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 2 1 0 .667 77 62 Buffalo 1 2 0 .333 55 71 N.Y. Jets 1 2 0 .333 46 37 Miami 0 3 0 .000 54 80 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 2 1 0 .667 53 44 Jacksonville 2 1 0 .667 51 40 Indianapolis 2 1 0 .667 61 54 Tennessee 0 3 0 .000 37 77 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Baltimore 4 0 0 1.000 97 52 Cincinnati 3 0 0 1.000 77 53 Pittsburgh 2 1 0 .667 81 71 Cleveland 2 1 0 .667 42 29 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Oakland 2 1 0 .667 44 35 Denver 1 2 0 .333 80 83 L.A. Chargers 1 2 0 .333 48 74 Kansas City 1 2 0 .333 58 58 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA N.Y. Giants 2 1 0 .667 62 53 Washington 1 2 0 .333 49 68 Dallas 0 2 0 .000 34 45 Philadelphia 0 3 0 .000 34 73 S OUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Carolina 3 0 0 1.000 80 57 New Orleans 2 1 0 .667 75 47 Tampa Bay 2 1 0 .667 86 71 Atlanta 0 3 0 .000 20 62 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Minnesota 2 1 0 .667 73 62 Green Bay 2 1 0 .667 88 64 Chicago 2 2 0 .500 94 90 Detroit 1 2 0 .333 60 76 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Arizona 2 0 0 1.000 44 32 L.A. Rams 2 1 0 .667 47 68 San Francisco 1 2 0 .333 54 60 Seattle 0 3 0 .000 51 64WEEK 3 Aug. 23Cleveland 5, Philadelphia 0Aug. 24Carolina 25, New England 14 Denver 29, Washington 17 N.Y. Giants 22, N.Y. Jets 16 Minnesota 21, Seattle 20 Detroit 33, Tampa Bay 30 Oakland 13, Green Bay 6Saturdays GamesChicago 27, Kansas City 20 Pittsburgh 16, Tennessee 6 L.A. Rams 21, Houston 20 Indianapolis 23, San Francisco 17 Jacksonville 17, Atlanta 6 Baltimore 27, Miami 10 New Orleans 36, L.A. Chargers 7Sundays GamesCincinnati 26, Buffalo 13 Arizona at Dallas, lateWEEK 4 Thursdays GamesNew England at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 7 p.m. Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Jacksonville at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 8 p.m. L.A. Rams at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Buffalo at Chicago, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Tennessee, 8 p.m. Green Bay at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Denver at Arizona, 10 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 10 p.m. L.A. Chargers at San Francisco, 10 p.m.COLLEGE FOOTBALLAP PRESEASON TOP 25 POLLThe Top 25 teams in The Associated Press preseason college football poll, with “rst-place votes in parentheses, records, total points based on 25 points for a “rst-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and last years “nal ranking (LYR): RECORD PTS LYR 1. Alabama (42) 13-1 1,505 1 2. Clemson (18) 12-2 1,476 4 3. Georgia 13-2 1,350 2 4. Wisconsin (1) 13-1 1,271 7 5. Ohio State 12-2 1,256 5 6. Washington 10-3 1,215 16 7. Oklahoma 12-2 1,173 3 8. Miami 10-3 1,027 13 9. Auburn 10-4 1,013 10 10. Penn State 11-2 1,012 8 11. Michigan State 10-3 877 15 12. Notre Dame 10-3 804 11 13. Stanford 9-5 778 20 14. Michigan 8-5 773 „ 15. Southern California 11-3 543 12 16. Texas Christian 11-3 533 9 17. West Virginia 7-6 511 „ 18. Mississippi State 9-4 450 19 19. Florida State 7-6 384 „ 20. Virginia Tech 9-4 351 24 21. Central Florida 13-0 312 6 22. Boise State 11-3 292 22 23. Texas 7-6 216 „ 24. Oregon 7-6 148 „ 25. Louisiana State 9-4 106 18 Others receiving votes: South Carolina 96, Florida 68, Utah 60, Oklahoma State 51, Florida Atlantic University 38, Arizona 28, North Carolina State 22, Texas A&M 21, Boston College 18, Northwestern 13, Kansas State 10, Iowa State 8, Houston 6, Memphis 3, Troy 2, Iowa 2, Kentucky 1, Arkansas State 1, Fresno State 1.THE AP TOP 25 SCHEDULEAll times EasternWEEK 2 Thursdays GameNo. 21 UCF at UConn, 7 p.m.Fridays GamesNo. 4 Wisconsin vs. Western Kentucky, 9 p.m. No. 13 Stanford vs. San Diego State, 9 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 1No. 1 Alabama vs. Louisville at Orlando, Fla., 8 p.m. No. 2 Clemson vs. Furman, 12:20 p.m. No. 3 Georgia vs. Austin Peay, 3:30 p.m. No. 5 Ohio State vs. Oregon State, noon No. 6 Washington vs. No. 9 Auburn at Atlanta, 3:30 p.m. No. 7 Oklahoma vs. FAU, noon No. 10 Penn State vs. Appalachian State, 3:30 p.m. No. 11 Michigan State vs. Utah State, 7 p.m. No. 12 Notre Dame vs. No. 14 Michigan, 7:30 p.m. No. 15 Southern Cal vs. UNLV, 4 p.m. No. 16 TCU vs. Southern U., noon No. 17 West Virginia vs. Tennessee at Charlotte, N.C., 3:30 p.m. No. 18 Mississippi State vs. Stephen F. Austin, 7:30 p.m. No. 22 Boise State at Troy, 6 p.m. No. 23 Texas at Maryland, noon No. 24 Oregon vs. Bowling Green, 8 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 2No. 8 Miami vs. No. 25 LSU at Arlington, Texas, 7:30 p.m.Monday, Sept. 3No. 19 Florida State vs. No. 20 Virginia Tech, 8 p.m.RESULTSWEEK 1 Saturdays Games EASTUMass 63, Duquesne 15SOUTHNC A&T 20, Jacksonville State 17SOUTHWESTRice 31, Prairie View 28FAR WESTHawaii 43, Colorado State 34 Wyoming 29, New Mexico State 7TRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueLOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Optioned RHP Deck McGuire to Salt Lake (PCL). Reinstated RHP Hansel Robles from the 10-day DL. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Placed LHP Sean Manaea on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Emilio Pagan from Nashville (PCL).National LeagueSAN FRANCISCO GIANTS „ Placed C Buster Posey on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Friday, Aug. 24. Recalled C Aramis Garcia from Sacramento (PCL).American AssociationST. PAUL SAINTS „ Released OF Harrison Kain. WICHITA WINGNUTS „ Released LHP Brady Bowen.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Signed OF Robert Garcia. Placed LHP Jake Fisher on the DL, retroactive to Aug. 16.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueDENVER BRONCOS „ Signed CB-KR Adam Jones. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS „ Traded LB Antonio Morrison to Green Bay for CB Lenzy Pipkins. MINNESOTA VIKINGS „ Acquired C Brett Jones from the New York Giants for an undisclosed draft pick. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS „ WR Eric Decker announced his retirement. NEW YORK JETS „ Waived-injured WR Lucky Whitehead. Signed QB John Wolford. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES „ Signed LB Jaboree Williams. Released LB Corey Nelson. TENNESSEE TITANS „ Activated WR Rishard Matthews from the PUP list. Placed WR Michael Campanaro on injured reserve. WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Signed QB Connor Jessop. Waived WR Allenzae Staggers.COLLEGESCHATTANOOGA „ Suspended RB Isaiah Cobb and LB Nyvin Nelson inde“nitely following their arrests on driving under the in”uence.ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago -143 New York +133 Washington -110 at Philadelphia +100 at San Francisco Off Arizona OffAmerican Leagueat New York -200 Chicago +180 Toronto -138 at Baltimore +128 at Houston -170 Oakland +158Interleagueat L.A. Angels Off Colorado OffCOLLEGE FOOTBALL ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG UCF 19 23 73 at UConn at Purdue 4 2 48 Northwestrn at Minnesota 14 17 Off NMSU Wake Forest 10 7 55 at TulaneFridayat Michigan St. 27 22 49 Utah St. Syracuse 3 6 64 at W. Mich. at Wisconsin 33 34 51 W. Kentucky Colorado 6 7 Off Colorado St. at Stanford 14 14 49 San Diego St. at Duke 10 13 46 ArmySaturdayat Oklahoma 24 20 68 FAU Houston 21 24 54 at Rice at Ohio St. 38 37 63 Oregon St. at Penn St. 28 23 54 Appalach. St at Nebraska 17 23 53 Akron at Boston Col. 20 18 63 UMass at Illinois 14 16 56 Kent St. at Rutgers 13 16 47 Texas St. Indiana 12 10 57 at FIU at Iowa 13 10 48 No. Illinois. Texas 10 11 Off Maryland Boise St. 10 10 50 at Troy Louisiana Tech 10 10 51 at S.Alabama at Miami Ohio +2 2 51 Marshall at North Texas 1 4 71 SMU at Vanderbilt 7 4 55 Middle Tenn. at Arizona 13 11 60 BYU at Arizona St. 14 18 54 UTSA at Southern Ca. 31 25 62 UNLV at UCLA 14 16 61 Cincinnati Auburn 3 2 48 Washington at Kentucky 20 17 49 Cent. Mich. Texas Tech +1 2 68 Mississippi at So. Carolina 35 29 57 Coastal Caro. West Virginia 7 10 61 Tennessee at California 6 7 61 No. Carolina Washington St. 4 Off Off at Wyoming at Oregon 28 31 73 Bowl. Green Old Dominion 5 6 Off at Liberty Michigan +2 1 48 at Not. Dame Alabama 28 25 59 Louisville Navy 15 16 Off at HawaiiSundayMiami 3 3 48 LSUNext Mondayat Florida St. 6 7 57 Virginia TechUpdated odds available at Pregame.comGOLFPGA TOURTHE NORTHERN TRUSTSundays leaders at Ridgewood Country Club, Paramus, N.J. Purse: $9 million. Yardage: 7,385; Par: 71 (35-36)FinalBryson DeChambeau (2,000), $1,620,000 68-66-63-69„266 Tony Finau (1,200), $972,000 69-67-66-68„270 Billy Horschel (650), $522,000 69-69-65-68„271 Cameron Smith (650), $522,000 69-68-65-69„271 Ryan Palmer (400), $328,500 68-67-72-65„272 Adam Scott (400), $328,500 69-64-70-69„272 Aaron Wise (400), $328,500 70-68-67-67„272 Patrick Cantlay (320), $261,000 69-67-68-69„273 Brooks Koepka (320), $261,000 67-65-72-69„273 Justin Thomas (320), $261,000 69-67-69-68„273 Bronson Burgoon (252), $198,000 68-73-67-66„274 Adam Hadwin (252), $198,000 71-65-68-70„274 Dustin Johnson (252), $198,000 67-67-72-68„274 Nick Watney (252), $198,000 69-68-68-69„274 Daniel Berger (204), $144,000 69-70-68-68„275 Hideki Matsuyama (204), $144,000 67-73-67-68„275 Phil Mickelson (204), $144,000 68-68-68-71„275 Kevin Na (204), $144,000 67-75-66-67„275 Jhonattan Vegas (204), $144,000 67-68-72-68„275 Jason Day (164), $101,160 71-66-68-71„276 Tommy Fleetwood (164), $101,160 67-68-73-68„276 Tyrrell Hatton (164), $101,160 69-70-73-64„276 Charley Hoffman (164), $101,160 69-70-67-70„276 Chez Reavie (164), $101,160 71-66-67-72„276 Patrick Reed (136), $73,500 69-71-67-70„277 Jordan Spieth (136), $73,500 70-70-64-73„277 Brian Stuard (136), $73,500 68-71-68-70„277 Sean OHair (109), $59,850 66-69-72-71„278 Louis Oosthuizen (109), $59,850 71-66-68-73„278 Sam Ryder (109), $59,850 69-69-68-72„278 Webb Simpson (109), $59,850 71-66-69-72„278 Scott Stallings (109), $59,850 70-69-67-72„278 Kyle Stanley (109), $59,850 71-70-66-71„278 Keegan Bradley (78), $45,450 70-69-62-78„279 Danny Lee (78), $45,450 67-73-72-67„279 Marc Leishman (78), $45,450 73-69-70-67„279 Jamie Lovemark (78), $45,450 66-66-73-74„279 Seamus Power (78), $45,450 71-71-70-67„279 Bubba Watson (78), $45,450 71-67-71-70„279 Byeong Hun An (51), $32,400 71-71-67-71„280 Zach Johnson (51), $32,400 72-68-71-69„280 Jason Kokrak (51), $32,400 71-69-73-67„280 Pat Perez (51), $32,400 73-68-69-70„280 Ted Potter, Jr. (51), $32,400 71-69-69-71„280 Kevin Streelman (51), $32,400 69-69-70-72„280 Harold Varner III (51), $32,400 69-68-72-71„280 Tiger Woods (51), $32,400 71-71-68-70„280 Emiliano Grillo (31), $22,163 69-70-72-70„281 Brian Harman (31), $22,163 72-69-70-70„281 Whee Kim (31), $22,163 72-68-69-72„281 Luke List (31), $22,163 70-69-68-74„281 Scott Piercy (31), $22,163 67-72-71-71„281 Ian Poulter (31), $22,163 69-73-70-69„281 Peter Uihlein (31), $22,163 68-68-71-74„281 Gary Woodland (31), $22,163 72-68-68-73„281 Alex Cejka (22), $20,250 67-74-72-69„282 Chesson Hadley (22), $20,250 72-69-70-71„282 Trey Mullinax (22), $20,250 68-74-73-67„282 Kevin Tway (22), $20,250 66-69-71-76„282 Rafa Cabrera Bello (16), $18,990 67-71-77-68„283 Paul Casey (16), $18,990 67-73-69-74„283 Austin Cook (16), $18,990 68-74-68-73„283 Brandon Harkins (16), $18,990 73-69-69-72„283 Beau Hossler (16), $18,990 67-71-66-79„283 Patton Kizzire (16), $18,990 70-70-73-70„283 Matt Kuchar (16), $18,990 72-69-71-71„283 C.T. Pan (16), $18,990 70-72-74-67„283 Sam Saunders (16), $18,990 68-70-74-71„283 J.J. Spaun (16), $18,990 70-71-73-69„283 Brian Gay (12), $18,000 71-68-73-72„284 Anirban Lahiri (11), $17,730 71-71-75-68„285 Jimmy Walker (11), $17,730 69-72-68-76„285 Kevin Kisner (11), $17,370 69-69-75-73„286 Martin Laird (11), $17,370 70-72-71-73„286 Sung Kang (10), $17,100 69-72-67-79„287 Si Woo Kim (9), $16,830 69-72-74-73„288 Andrew Landry (9), $16,830 73-69-74-72„288 Ryan Armour (8), $16,380 69-72-73-76„290 Chris Kirk (8), $16,380 70-72-74-74„290 Andrew Putnam (8), $16,380 67-72-76-75„290LPGA TOURCP WOMENS CANADIAN OPENSundays leaders at Wascana CC, Saskatchewan Purse: $2,250,000. Yardage: 6,675; Par: 71 (35-37) (a-denotes amateur) FinalBrooke M. Henderson, $337,500 66-66-70-65„267 Angel Yin, $208,826 65-67-71-68„271 Jennifer Song, $151,489 71-66-69-67„273 Minjee Lee, $88,321 66-73-67-68„274 Amy Yang, $88,321 66-65-75-68„274 Su Oh, $88,321 70-66-69-69„274 Austin Ernst, $88,321 66-69-70-69„274 Anna Nordqvist, $47,333 70-66-71-68„275 Maria Torres, $47,333 68-66-73-68„275 Lydia Ko, $47,333 66-72-68-69„275 Sung Hyun Park, $47,333 70-64-70-71„275 Nasa Hataoka, $47,333 64-70-69-72„275 Mo Martin, $35,289 70-72-72-62„276 Shanshan Feng, $35,289 70-68-71-67„276 Mariah Stackhouse, $35,289 66-69-71-70„276 Mariajo Uribe, $29,802 64-73-73-67„277 Bronte Law, $29,802 69-69-69-70„277 Ariya Jutanugarn, $29,802 64-70-73-70„277 Caroline Inglis, $26,753 68-71-71-68„278 Jaye Marie Green, $26,753 69-68-71-70„278 Sei Young Kim, $24,924 68-73-69-69„279 Mirim Lee, $24,924 69-72-66-72„279 Charley Hull, $21,860 68-70-74-68„280 Megan Khang, $21,860 68-74-69-69„280 Lindy Duncan, $21,860 68-69-72-71„280 Thidapa Suwannapura, $21,860 69-69-70-72„280 Jin Young Ko, $21,860 69-69-69-73„280 Ryann OToole, $16,949 67-73-74-67„281 Nelly Korda, $16,949 71-71-71-68„281 Ashleigh Buhai, $16,949 70-66-77-68„281 Brittany Lincicome, $16,949 69-70-73-69„281 Katherine Kirk, $16,949 70-71-70-70„281 Lee-Anne Pace, $16,949 71-71-68-71„281 Georgia Hall, $16,949 68-70-72-71„281 Jenny Shin, $16,949 69-68-72-72„281 In Gee Chun, $12,942 68-74-71-69„282 Cindy LaCrosse, $12,942 68-70-75-69„282 Alena Sharp, $12,942 71-70-70-71„282 Yu Liu, $12,942 67-69-75-71„282 Ally McDonald, $12,942 69-70-71-72„282 Tiffany Chan, $10,541 70-72-75-66„283 Aditi Ashok, $10,541 67-74-74-68„283 Celine Herbin, $10,541 70-70-72-71„283 Jodi Ewart Shadoff, $10,541 71-68-72-72„283 Angela Stanford, $10,541 70-67-74-72„283 Cristie Kerr, $8,860 68-74-74-68„284 Mi Jung Hur, $8,860 70-72-71-71„284 Caroline Masson $8,860 71-70-72-71„284 a-Yealimi Noh 71-69-73-71„284 Anne-Catherine Tanguay, $8,860 70-71-70-73„284 Azahara Munoz, $7,431 70-72-71-72„285 Annie Park, $7,431 69-72-72-72„285 Madelene Sagstrom, $7,431 71-69-73-72„285 Jane Park, $7,431 70-69-74-72„285 Nanna Koerstz Madsen, $7,431 65-74-74-72„285 Perrine Delacour, $7,431 69-68-74-74„285 Brittany Lang, $6,517 67-74-72-73„286 Beatriz Recari, $6,517 70-68-74-74„286 Luna Sobron, $5,945 69-72-76-70„287 Daniela Darquea, $5,945 68-74-73-72„287 Jessica Korda, $5,945 66-75-74-72„287 Dani Holmqvist, $5,545 73-69-76-70„288 Jackie Stoelting, $5,545 71-71-71-75„288 Ola“a Kristinsdottir, $5,202 68-73-75-73„289 Celine Boutier, $5,202 71-71-73-74„289 Kris Tamulis, $5,202 68-73-73-75„289 Haru Nomura, $5,202 70-69-75-75„289 Xiyu Lin, $4,917 71-71-73-75„290 Hannah Green, $4,801 68-71-78-74„291 Paula Reto, $4,687 73-68-78-73„292 Kelly Shon, $4,574 72-70-82-73„297 Sandra Changkija, $4,517 70-72-76-81„299PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSBOEING CLASSICSundays leaders at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie, Wash. Purse: $2.1 million; Yardage: 7,217; Par: 72FinalScott Parel, $315,000 65-70-63„198 Kevin Sutherland, $184,800 70-60-71„201 Miguel Angel Jimnez, $138,600 67-69-67„203 Ken Tanigawa, $138,600 66-64-73„203 Tom Pernice Jr., $100,800 65-70-69„204 Scott Dunlap, $79,800 68-66-71„205 Scott McCarron, $79,800 66-67-72„205 Billy Andrade, $60,200 67-70-69„206 Bob Estes, $60,200 67-71-68„206 Kent Jones, $60,200 65-70-71„206 Stephen Ames, $44,625 71-66-70„207 Joe Durant, $44,625 70-67-70„207 Jerry Kelly, $44,625 68-69-70„207 Bernhard Langer, $44,625 68-68-71„207 Fred Couples, $34,650 71-72-65„208 Colin Montgomerie, $34,650 73-69-66„208 Jesper Parnevik, $34,650 68-69-71„208 Duffy Waldorf, $34,650 71-69-68„208 Woody Austin, $26,166 73-67-69„209 Dudley Hart, $26,166 70-69-70„209 Larry Mize, $26,166 68-68-73„209 Steve Pate, $26,166 66-72-71„209 Tommy Tolles, $26,166 70-67-72„209 Darren Clarke, $20,528 68-76-66„210 Lee Janzen, $20,528 70-71-69„210 Billy Mayfair, $20,528 76-69-65„210 Jerry Smith, $20,528 69-70-71„210 John Huston, $17,430 68-72-71„211 Jeff Maggert, $17,430 68-74-69„211 Kenny Perry, $17,430 69-70-72„211 Doug Garwood, $14,805 74-71-67„212 Brian Mogg, $14,805 72-70-70„212 Mark OMeara, $14,805 72-68-72„212 Kirk Triplett, $14,805 71-71-70„212 Tommy Armour III, $11,419 75-68-70„213 Michael Bradley, $11,419 69-69-75„213 Paul Broadhurst, $11,419 71-75-67„213 Carlos Franco, $11,419 73-71-69„213 Gary Hallberg, $11,419 73-67-73„213 Brian Henninger, $11,419 72-68-73„213 Gene Sauers, $11,419 68-73-72„213 Willie Wood, $11,419 70-71-72„213 Bart Bryant, $8,400 69-75-70„214 Paul Goydos, $8,400 71-72-71„214 Mike Grob, $8,400 67-70-77„214 Steve Jones, $8,400 73-70-71„214 David McKenzie, $8,400 68-73-73„214 Rocco Mediate, $8,400 72-72-70„214 Brad Bryant, $6,300 69-74-72„215 Mark Calcavecchia, $6,300 71-69-75„215 Todd Hamilton, $6,300 71-73-71„215 Fran Quinn, $6,300 73-68-74„215 Marco Dawson, $4,830 70-74-72„216 Glen Day, $4,830 70-69-77„216 Steve Flesch, $4,830 70-71-75„216 Jeff Sluman, $4,830 75-69-72„216 David Toms, $4,830 74-75-67„216 Olin Browne, $3,675 70-71-76„217 Dan Forsman, $3,675 73-71-73„217 David Frost, $3,675 70-75-72„217 John Inman, $3,675 71-73-73„217 Tim Petrovic, $3,675 72-73-72„217 Scott Verplank, $3,675 73-71-73„217 Tom Byrum, $2,940 70-76-72„218 Scott Simpson, $2,730 75-70-74„219 Guy Boros, $2,415 75-71-74„220 Mark Brooks, $2,415 74-71-75„220 Joey Sindelar, $2,100 70-73-79„222 Esteban Toledo, $1,974 71-73-79„223 Mike Goodes, $1,722 73-74-77„224 Skip Kendall, $1,722 75-76-73„224 Wes Short, Jr., $1,722 78-73-73„224 Chris DiMarco, $1,470 74-75-77„226 Tom Werkmeister, $1,386 76-72-79„227 Scott Hoch, $1,302 73-77-78„228 Steve Lowery, $1,218 75-78-77„230 Tom Kite, $1,134 78-77-80„235EUROPEAN TOURD+D REAL CZECH MASTERSSundays leaders at Albatross Golf Resort, Prague Purse: $1.16 million. Yardage: 7,467; Par: 72 (36-36)FinalAndrea Pavan, Italy 65-69-65-67„266 Padraig Harrington, Ireland 66-68-65-69„268 Gavin Green, Malaysia 64-68-70-69„271 Scott Jamieson, Scotland 67-68-68-70„273 Lee Slattery, England 65-72-68-68„273 Tom Lewis, England 69-66-71-68„274 Gaganjeet Bhullar, India 68-71-70-66„275 Jacques Kruyswijk, South Africa 70-68-69-68„275 Lucas Bjerregaard, Denmark 68-72-67-69„276 Julien Guerrier, France 71-67-71-67„276 Phachara Khongwatmai, Thailand 69-67-68-72„276 Eddie Pepperell, England 66-71-68-71„276 Thomas Pieters, Belgium 64-70-71-71„276 Matthias Schwab, Austria 69-69-69-69„276 Hunter Stewart, United States 69-70-69-68„276 Pontus Widegren, Sweden 71-69-69-67„276 Jeff Winther, Denmark 65-68-75-68„276AlsoDavid Lipsky, United States 69-69-70-74„282 John Daly, United States 64-75-70-74„283 Chase Koepka, United States 67-69-75-73„284 Paul Peterson, United States 70-69-77-69„285WEB.COM TOURNATIONWIDE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL CHAMPIONSHIPSundays leaders at The Ohio State University GC (Scarlett), Columbus, Ohio Purse: $1 million. Yardage: 7,444; Par: 71 (36-35) (x-won on “rst playoff hole)Finalx-Robert Streb, $180,000 65-68-68-71„272 Peter Malnati, $108,000 69-68-69-66„272 Cameron Davis, $68,000 69-71-67-66„273 Shawn Stefani, $48,000 67-72-68-67„274 Joseph Bramlett, $33,900 70-68-65-72„275 Lanto Grif“n, $33,900 68-69-69-69„275 Curtis Luck, $33,900 67-69-68-71„275 Denny McCarthy, $33,900 66-69-68-72„275 Seth Reeves, $33,900 69-70-65-71„275 Matt Jones, $24,000 67-68-69-72„276 Jim Knous, $24,000 68-68-65-75„276 Henrik Norlander, $24,000 64-74-68-70„276 Wes Roach, $24,000 69-66-71-70„276 Erik Compton, $18,000 68-69-72-68„277 Kramer Hickok, $18,000 66-68-74-69„277 Nicholas Lindheim, $18,000 67-70-70-70„277 Dylan Frittelli, $14,500 70-72-65-71„278 Lucas Glover, $14,500 70-69-73-66„278 Hunter Mahan, $14,500 69-68-72-69„278 Tyrone Van Aswegen, $14,500 69-67-70-72„278 Anders Albertson, $11,200 69-67-74-69„279 Talor Gooch, $11,200 72-66-71-70„279 Max Homa, $11,200 69-73-67-70„279 Mark Anderson, $8,222 70-69-72-69„280 Aaron Baddeley, $8,222 70-73-70-67„280 Corey Conners, $8,222 68-69-72-71„280 Rob Oppenheim, $8,222 69-71-69-71„280 Roberto Daz, $8,222 70-69-69-72„280 Dan McCarth y, $8 222 73-69-67-71„280 Jonathan Byrd, $6,360 71-71-74-65„281 Cameron Champ, $6,360 69-71-70-71„281 Robert Garrigus, $6,360 69-72-71-69„281 Dylan Meyer, $6,360 67-71-69-74„281 Chase Seiffert, $6,360 68-72-72-69„281 Sam Burns, $4,656 68-67-74-73„282 Wyndham Clark, $4,656 70-72-71-69„282 Sebastin Muoz, $4,656 69-67-75-71„282 Andres Romero, $4,656 77-66-67-72„282 Conrad Shindler, $4,656 74-67-70-71„282 Sangmoon Bae, $4,656 68-70-68-76„282 Zac Blair, $4,656 73-69-72-68„282 Adam Schenk, $4,656 72-70-71-69„282 Julian Suri, $4,656 74-69-70-69„282 Fabin Gmez, $3,157 73-70-70-70„283 Taylor Moore, $3,157 67-74-69-73„283 Trevor Cone, $3,157 72-71-70-70„283 Ben Crane, $3,157 66-76-72-69„283 Carlos Ortiz, $3,157 70-72-73-68„283 Bhavik Patel, $3,157 72-71-73-67„283 Robby Shelton, $3,157 67-72-70-74„283 Joey Garber, $2,744 68-72-73-71„284 J.J. Henry, $2,744 68-70-74-72„284 Sungjae Im, $2,744 72-69-71-72„284AUTO RACINGNASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCKCHEVROLET SILVERADO 250Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Bowmanville, Ontario(Pole position in parentheses) 1. (8) Justin Haley, Chevrolet, 65. 2. (7) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevrolet, 65. 3. (17) Brett Mof“tt, Toyota, 65. 4. (5) Timothy Peters, Chevrolet, 65. 5. (4) Matt Crafton, Ford, 65. 6. (6) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 65. 7. (16) Stewart Friesen, Chevrolet, 65. 8. (9) Austin Hill, Chevrolet, 65. 9. (2) Noah Gragson, Toyota, 65. 10. (10) Alex Tagliani, Chevrolet, 65. 11. (15) Todd Gilliland, Toyota, 65. 12. (13) DJ Kennington, Chevrolet, 65. 13. (14) Harrison Burton, Toyota, 65. 14. (1) Ben Rhodes, Ford, 65. 15. (12) Cody Coughlin, Chevrolet, 65. 16. (22) Jordan Anderson, Chevrolet, 65. 17. (11) Grant En“nger, Ford, 65. 18. (20) Justin Fontaine, Chevrolet, 65. 19. (3) Myatt Snider, Ford, 65. 20. (25) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, 65. 21. (18) Austin Wayne Self, Chevrolet, 65. 22. (21) Bo LeMastus, Toyota, 64. 23. (27) Jason White, Chevrolet, 63. 24. (23) Wendell Chavous, Chevrolet, 63. 25. (31) Jesse Iwuji, Chevrolet, 63. 26. (30) Justin Kunz, Chevrolet, 62. 27. (24) Roger Reuse, Chevrolet, Vibration, 35. 28. (28) Ray Ciccarelli, Chevrolet, Vibration, 34. 29. (26) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevrolet, Oil Line, 32. 30. (19) Max Tullman, Chevrolet, Transmission, 29. 31. (32) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, Brakes, 7. 32. (29) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, Brakes, 2. Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 76.476 mph. Time of Race: 2:05:24. Margin of Victory: 2.223 Seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 18 laps. Lead Changes: 8 among 6 drivers. Lap Leaders: B. Rhodes 1-6; N. Gragson 7-22; T. Peters 23-24; N. Gragson 25-33; J. Haley 34; N. Gragson 35-44; J. Sauter 45-53; T. Gilliland 54-64; J. Haley 65;. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): N. Gragson 3 times for 35 laps; T. Gilliland 1 time for 11 laps; J. Sauter 1 time for 9 laps; B. Rhodes 1 time for 6 laps; J. Haley 2 times for 2 laps; T. Peters 1 time for 2 laps.VERIZON INDYCARBOMMARITO AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 500Saturday night at Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Illinois Lap length: 1.250 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (4) Will Power, Dallara-Chevrolet, 248 laps, 4 2. (2) Alexander Rossi, Dallara-Honda, 248 laps, Running 3. (1) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 248 laps, Running 4. (6) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Chevrolet, 248 laps, Running 5. (16) Zach Veach, Dallara-Honda, 248 laps, Running 6. (14) Spencer Pigot, Dallara-Chevrolet, 248 laps, Running 7. (3) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Chevrolet, 248 laps, Running 8. (12) Ed Jones, Dallara-Honda, 248 laps, Running 9. (13) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 247 laps, Running 10. (7) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 247 laps, Running 11. (21) Pietro Fittipaldi, Dallara-Honda, 247 laps, Running 12. (11) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Chevrolet, 247 laps, Running 13. (15) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevrolet, 246 laps, Running 14. (10) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 246 laps, Running 15. (8) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 246 laps, Running 16. (18) Matheus Leist, Dallara-Chevrolet, 246 laps, Running 17. (20) Max Chilton, Dallara-Chevrolet, 244 laps, Running 18. (19) Gabby Chaves, Dallara-Chevrolet, 242 laps, Running 19. (17) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Chevrolet, 235 laps, Running 20. (5) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 172 laps, Mechanical 21. (9) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Honda, 0 laps, Contact Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 155.644 mph. Time of Race: 01:59:30.1972. Margin of Victory: 1.3117 seconds. Cautions: 2 for 16 laps. Lead Changes: 10 among 5 drivers. Lap Leaders: Dixon 1-59, Power 60-62, Sato 63-64, Dixon 65-119, Rossi 120-123, Sato 124-125, Dixon 126-149, Power 150-230, Dixon 231-237, Veach 238-239, Power 240-248. Series Points Leaders: Power 51, Rossi 41, Dixon 38, Pagenaud 32, Veach 31, Pigot 28, Newgarden 26, Jones 24, Sato 23, Rahal 20, Fittipaldi 19, Carpenter 18, Kanaan 17, Andretti 16, Hinchcliffe 15, Leist 14, Chilton 13, Chaves 12, Kimball 11, Hunter-Reay 10, Bourdais 9.FORMULA ONEBELGIAN GRAND PRIXSunday at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium Lap length: 4.3 miles ( x-received a 5-second time penalty for causing a collision with Sirotkin) 1. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Ferrari, 44 laps, 1:23.34.476, 25. 2. Lewis Hamilton, Britain, Mercedes GP, 44, +11.061, 18. 3. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull, 44, +31.372, 15. 4. x-Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes GP, 44, +1:08.605, 12. 5. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Force India, 44, +1:11.023, 10. 6. Esteban Ocon, France, Force India, 44, +1:19.520, 8. 7. Romain Grosjean, France, Haas F1, 44, +1:25.953, 6. 8. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, Haas F1, 44, +1:27.639, 4. 9. Pierre Gasly, France, Scuderia Toro Rosso, 44, +1:45.892, 2. 10. Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, SauberFerrari, 43, +1 lap, 1. 11. Carlos Sainz, Spain, Renault, 43, +1 lap. 12. Sergey Sirotkin, Russia, Williams, 43, +1 lap. 13. Lance Stroll, Canada, Williams, 43, +1 lap. 14. Brendon Hartley, New Zealand, Scuderia Toro Rosso, 43, +1 lap. 15. Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgium, McLaren, 43, +1 lap. NR. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull, 28, DNF. NR. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 8, DNF. NR. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Sauber-Ferrari, 0, DNF. NR. Fernando Alonso, Spain, McLaren, 0, DNF. NR. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Renault, 0, DNF.Driver Standings1. Lewis Hamilton, 231 2. Sebastian Vettel, 214 3. Kimi Raikkonen, 146 4. Valtteri Bottas, 144 5. Max Verstappen, 120 6. Daniel Ricciardo, 118 7. Nico Hulkenberg, 52 8. Kevin Magnussen, 49 9. Fernando Alonso, 44 10. Sergio Perez, 40 11. Esteban Ocon, 37 12. Carlos Sainz, 30 13. Pierre Gasly, 28 14. Romain Grosjean, 27 15. Charles Leclerc, 13 16. Stoffel Vandoorne, 8 17. Marcus Ericsson, 6 18. Lance Stroll, 4 19. Brendon Hartley, 2Manufacturers Standings1. Mercedes GP, 375 2. Ferrari, 360 3. Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 238 4. Renault, 82 5. Haas Ferrari, 76 6. McLaren Renault, 52 7. Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 30 8. Sauber Ferrari, 19 9. Williams Mercedes, 4 10. Force India Mercedes, 0SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 16 4 6 54 55 30 New York Red Bulls 16 6 4 52 49 26 New York City FC 14 6 6 48 49 34 Columbus 11 8 7 40 33 33 Philadelphia 11 11 3 36 35 39 Montreal 10 14 3 33 34 45 New England 7 10 8 29 38 41 D.C. United 7 10 6 27 39 40 Toronto FC 7 12 6 27 43 46 Chicago 6 15 6 24 37 52 Orlando City 7 16 2 23 38 59 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 13 5 7 46 40 31 Sporting Kansas City 13 6 6 45 47 30 Los Angeles FC 12 7 7 43 50 40 Real Salt Lake 12 10 5 41 42 44 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 9 8 38 49 48 Portland 10 6 7 37 35 34 Vancouver 10 9 7 37 43 51 Seattle 10 9 5 35 31 26 Minnesota United 9 15 2 29 38 52 Houston 7 11 7 28 41 37 Colorado 6 14 6 24 31 48 San Jose 3 14 8 17 36 47 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieAug. 24Atlanta United FC 2, Orlando City 1 Los Angeles FC 1, LA Galaxy 1, tieSaturdays GamesPhiladelphia 1, New England 0 Toronto FC 3, Montreal 1 Sporting Kansas City 2, Minnesota United 0 Real Salt Lake 6, Colorado 0 Vancouver 3, San Jose 2Sundays GamesNew York Red Bulls 1, D.C. United 0 Seattle at Portland, lateWednesdays GamesHouston at New York Red Bulls, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at D.C. United, 8 p.m. FC Dallas at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Portland, 10:30 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 1Sporting Kansas City at Seattle, 4 p.m. New York at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Orlando City, 7:30 p.m. Portland at New England, 7:30 p.m. Houston at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Toronto FC, 8 p.m. New York City FC at Columbus, 8 p.m. Los Angeles Galaxy at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver, 10 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 2Atlanta United FC at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.U.S. OPEN CUPAll times Eastern CHAMPIONSHIP Wednesday, Sept. 26Philadelphia (MLS) at Houston (MLS), 7 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 16 1 6 54 48 17 Seattle 11 4 8 41 26 16 Portland 11 6 6 39 37 27 Chicago 8 4 10 34 32 26 Houston 9 9 5 32 35 34 Utah 8 7 8 32 20 22 Orlando 8 9 6 30 30 36 Washington 2 17 4 10 11 34 Sky Blue FC 0 16 5 5 19 46 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Saturdays GamesNorth Carolina 1, Seattle 1, tie Chicago 3, Orlando 1 Portland 1, Washington 0 Houston 6, Sky Blue FC 1Saturday, Sept. 1Sky Blue FC at Washington, 7 p.m.PRO BASKETBALLWNBA PLAYOFFSAll times EasternFIRST ROUND Aug. 21Phoenix 101, Dallas 83 Los Angeles 75, Minnesota 68SECOND ROUND Aug. 23Washington 96, Los Angeles 64 Phoenix 96, Connecticut 86SEMIFINALS (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) SEATTLE 1, PHOENIX 0Sunday: Seattle 91, Phoenix 87 Tuesday: Phoenix at Seattle, 10 p.m. Friday: Seattle at Phoenix, 10 p.m. x-Sunday, Sept. 2: Seattle at Phoenix, TBA x-Tuesday, Sept. 4: Phoenix at Seattle, TBAWASHINGTON 1, ATLANTA 0Sunday: Washington 87, Atlanta 84 Tuesday: Washington at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Friday: Atlanta at Washington, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, Sept. 2: Atlanta at Washington, TBA x-Tuesday, Sept. 4: Washington at Atlanta, TBATENNISATP WORLD TOURWINSTON-SALEM OPEN (U.S. Open Series)Saturday at The Wake Forest Tennis Center, Winston-Salem, N.C. Purse: $778,070 (WT250); Surface: Hard-OutdoorMens Singles ChampionshipDaniil Medvedev, Russia, def. Steve Johnson (8), United States, 6-4, 6-4.WTA TOURNEW HAVEN OPEN AT YALE (U.S. Open Series)Saturday at The Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, New Haven, Conn. Purse: $799,000 (Premier). Surface: Hard-OutdoorWomens Singles ChampionshipAryna Sabalenka, Belarus, def. Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain, 6-1, 6-4.Womens Doubles ChampionshipAndrea Sestini Hlavackova and Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic, def. Hsieh Su-Wei, Taiwan, and Laura Siegemund, Germany, 6-4, 6-7 (7), 10-4.


Page 6 SP Monday, August 27, 2018 / The SunBy WILL GRAVESAssociated PressPITTSBURGH „ The matchup was a mismatch. And it ended predictably: with Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Heyward shedding Tennessee Titans rookie guard Aaron Stinnie and driving quarterback Blaine Gabbert into the ground. Heyward popped up and turned to the Pittsburgh sideline with his palms raised after picking up his first sack of the preseason early in the second half of a 16-6 victory on Saturday. Asked if the pose was his way of asking the coaching staff if it had seen enough, Heyward just laughed. No, but it was something close to that,Ž Heyward said. Because I should have got the sack way earlier and I was messing around.Ž A not uncommon sentiment for the defending AFC North champions. A week after getting pushed around a bit by Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the Packers in a lopsided loss in Green Bay, Pittsburghs defense responded by limiting Tennessee to 52 yards in the first half and keeping them out of the end zone until well after Heyward and the rest of the first stringers had departed. Was it the varsityŽ football coach Mike Tomlin was looking for? Heyward isnt quite sure. But its as close as it gets in August. We game-planned a lot more this game,Ž Heyward said. This is something you continue to do as preseason goes along. You start to add more and more. This was a dress rehearsal (but) it was one game. We dont put a lot of stock into it, but just a good showing.Ž Pittsburgh, which set a franchise record while leading the NFL with 56 sacks in 2017, never let Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota get comfortable. Vince Williams, fresh off signing a new four-year contract last Thursday, took Mariota down in the first half. So did defensive end Stephon Tuitt as the Steelers mixed and matched their defensive alignment far more frequently than they did in either of their first two preseason matchups. We dont show all of our cards, but thats part of the game,Ž Heyward said. Were putting little tidbits out there, stuff weve been working on. Well just keep evolving. Thats not something were set with but thats part of the game. We have so many different fronts. Everybody has to be willing to play different spots and well be ready to go next game.Ž Tomlin has stressed the need for better fundamentals during training camp, particularly when it comes to tackling. The Titans did little on the ground to take some of the pressure off Mariota. Running backs Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis combined for just 23 yards rushing. We are just trying to get after it,Ž cornerback Joe Haden said. We are just trying to make plays. As long as our communication and stuff is right, we have the talent.Ž Including, Haden believes, on the back end. Rookie first-round pick Terrell Edmunds showcased why the Steelers took him with the 28th overall selection, stepping in front of Mariotas pass late in the second quarter and returning it 30 yards. Edmunds wasnt focused on his electric pick as much as the resiliency showed by the starters after Green Bay moved the ball with relative ease. Last week we took a bad L,Ž Edmunds said. We dont want to take any Ls even if it is preseason. Its a big practice. Its a big open practice you could say.Ž Theres one more to go before things start to get serious. The Steelers (2-1) finish up their exhibition schedule Thursday night against Carolina. Heyward and the rest of Pittsburghs bold-faced names will get the night off. For rookies such as inside linebacker Matthew Thomas „ an intriguing prospect whose speed has caught the attention of the coaching staff and who ran with the starters for a handful of snaps on Saturday „ it will be one last opportunity to show Tomlin theyre worthy of one of the 53 roster spots. For the starters, it will be one last chance to catch their breath before the real grind begins. I think (Saturday) was a good stand for us to be able to have as many defensive players out there and play pretty well,Ž Haden said. I think its just the standard. This is something we want to continue to do and as long as we get more and more reps and everybody is healthy going into the season, we should be fine.Ž NFL: STEELERSDefense takes step forward in preseason tuneup AP PHOTOPittsburgh Steelers defensive back Terrell Edmunds (34) runs past Tennessee Titans offensive guard Quinton Spain (67) after intercepting a pass from quarterback Marcus Mariota. By TERESA M. WALKERAssociated PressThe Tennessee Titans remain winless through three preseason games with a brand-new coaching staff busy trying to fix issues on offense and defense. Quarterback Marcus Mariota and his No. 1 wide receiver Corey Davis had trouble connecting on not one, but two third downs. Both Mariota and Davis tried to take the blame for the miscommunication in a 16-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday. On Sunday, first-year head coach Mike Vrabel tried to absolve both Mariota and Davis by taking the blame himself. Up until this point, I havent done a good enough job making sure that both those guys know where each others going to be on every single route,Ž Vrabel said. And Ill make sure that that happens because the guy throwing the ball and the guy catching the ball those are the only two guys that really at that point in time matter.Ž Mariota had driven the Titans to touchdowns on two of their first three drives this preseason. Yet both the quarterback and the Titans offense managed just 52 yards in the first half with Mariota sacked twice and intercepted once. Mariota finished 5 of 8 for 43 yards. Davis, the fifth overall pick in 2017 and first wide receiver drafte d has yet to catch a pass in a preseason game. A hamstring injury kept him out of the preseason last year, and he has not caught a pass in his two games this preseason. The Titans are installing a new offense, Mariotas third going into his fourth NFL season. They had a chance for a big play on the opening drive on third-and-8 when Davis ran toward the end zone based on coverage with Mariota throwing to where the quarterback had expecte d his receiver to be. Mariota overthrew Davis on third-and-6 across the middle on their second drive. Vrabel said the Titans will be relying heavily on both Mariota and Davis this season. Vrabel called it unfortunate that there was some uncertainty when Davis was uncovered. Its important that Corey and Marcus are on the same page,Ž Vrabel said. Along with trust, the Titans need much more consistency. Mariota hit Tajae Sharpe with an 11-yard pass on thirdand-10 to keep the first drive moving. Derrick Henry converted a thirdand-1 on the same drive that ended in a punt. The Titans went threeand-out on the next two drives before Mariota threw across his body an d was intercepted to end his fourth and final drive. Consistency is going to be something thats important,Ž Vrabel said. NFL: TITANSWinless in preseason, Titans coach taking blame to himself By PATRICK BURNSAssociated PressSOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. „ It only took one pitch for Mana Lau Kong to deliver Hawaii its first Little League World Series title in a decade. Against a South Korea team that hadnt surrendered a home run in the tournament, Kong drove the first pitch his team saw over the center field fence. As he rounded the bases and headed home, his teammates poured out of the dugout in a pack led by pitcher Kaolu Holt and formed a huddle around home plate. It was great,Ž Holt said, because we all knew that pitcher was tough to hit.Ž Holt took it from there, throwing a two-hitter to lead Hawaii to a 3-0 victory in the Little League World Series championship, the first shutout in a title game since 2002. It was Holts first-ever complete game. The team from Honolulu allowed just three runs in the entire tournament, shut out four of its five opponents and struck out 53 batters in 34 innings. Someone asked me, whats the strength of the team, and I honestly have to say, its that they play as a team,Ž Hawaii manager Gerald Oda said. Kaolu pitching, or Aukai (Kea) pitching, Mana hitting a home run, its everybody just doing the best that they can do. Once they bought in and once they accepted their roles, it makes my job a lot easier.Ž In the bottom of the second innin g Hawaii had the bases loaded with no outs, but failed to score. So Oda took a more aggressive approach on the basepaths with two runners in scoring position in the third. Pinch-runner Zachary Won scored Hawaiis second run on a wild pitch from starter Kim Yeonghyeon. As catcher Kim Gi-jeong chased the ball, Oda sent Taylin Oana all the way home from second to give Hawaii its third run. In the stands, Hawaiis fans, waving tea leaves for luck, started to mix their signature Hon-o-lu-lu!Ž chants with U-S-A!Ž The victory marks the first time a Hawaiian team has won the Little League World Series since 2008. It is now one of seven U.S. states with at least three LLWS titles. All of Hawaiis championships have come in the past 13 years. Seoul, South Korea, has played in the three of the last six LLWS title games, but won only once „ in 2014. It lost in 2016 to Maine-Endwell, New York. It was equally the same thing, from 2016 to 2018,Ž South Korea manager Su Ji-hee, who was also a member of the coaching staff of the 2016 team, said through a translator. After the game, the kids were crying, they feel sorry for themselves.Ž At the conclusion of a six-pitch final inning, Hawaiis players tossed their gloves and hats as high as they could, and sprinted to the mound to form another celebratory huddle. It felt really great because barely any Hawaii teams get to be in this moment and feel what it feels like meeting other people from around the world, to playing baseball against them too,Ž Kong said. LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES: HAWAII 3, SOUTH KOREA 0Hawaii defeats South Korea to win Little League titleAP PHOTOSouth Korea catcher Gi Jeong Kim, walks to the mound as Honolulu, Hawaiis Mana Lau Kong (19) is greeted by teammates after hitting the first pitch of the baseball game from South Koreas Yeong Hyeon Kim, lower left, for a solo home run. Stewart, Loyd lift Storm to 91-87 win over Mercury in Game 1Associated PressSEATTLE „ League MVP Breanna Stewart scored 19 of her 28 points in the first half, Jewell Loyd added 23 „ including Seattles final seven points „ and the Storm held on to beat the Phoenix Mercury 91-87 on Sunday in Game 1 of their WNBA semifinal series. After posting the best record in the league during the regular season, Seattle got a week of rest before opening the semifinals at home. For the most part there was no rust from the long layoff, but Phoenix made the final minutes uncomfortable after cutting a 16-point deficit to two. Loyd came up with a pair of clutch baskets, including a 15-footer with 1 minute left to beat the shot clock and pushed Seattles lead to four. DeWanna Bonner led Phoenix with 27 points and 13 rebounds, and Diana Taurasi added 25 points. But the third of Phoenixs big three stars, Brittney Griner, was held to 13 points and battled foul trouble throughout. Natasha Howard added 20 points and Sue Bird had 10 points and 10 assists for Seattle. The Storm finished with 13 3-pointers, 10 in the first half. Phoenix opened the playoff with a win at home over Dallas before traveling cross country to knock out Connecticut, and taking another cross country trip to Seattle to open the semifinals. If there was any fatigue, Phoenix didnt show it in the fourth quarter, outscoring Seattle 20-12 and making for a tense final minute. Seattle led by 70-54 after Stewarts sixth 3-pointer midway through the third quarter, but Phoenix had a fourthquarter surge waiting. Stewart scored on the low block with 4:57 left to push Seattles lead back to 10. Phoenix responded with a 13-5 surge led by Taurasi. She followed up a deep 3-pointer with a pass to a cutting Bonner for a basket. Stewart missed twice near the basket on Seattles next possession and Griners second-chance basket with 1:40 remaining pulled the Mercury within 89-87. Alysha Clark missed an open 3 for Seattle, but Stewarts offensive rebound led to Loyds 15-footer that barely beat the shot clock to push Seattles lead to four.Delle Donne, Mystics hold o Dream to win openerThe Washington Mystics decided to keep Elena Delle Donne in the post and see how the Atlanta Dream would adjust. It worked so well that the Mystics might just stay with the same approach all series. My teammates have trust in me in those situations to attack and try to make the right read,Ž Delle Donne said. I was flowing today, so they kind of just ran the offense through me. I just had to make reads or attack.Ž Delle Donne had 32 points and 13 rebounds, Ariel Atkins added 15 points and the Mystics beat the Dream 87-84 in the first game of a bestof-five WNBA semifinal on Sunday. The Mystics hit all 20 of their free-throw attempts. Elizabeth Williams finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds for Atlanta, which never led. Alex Bentleys 3 pulled the Dream within three points midway through the fourth quarter, and Tiffany Hayes scored six straight points to make it a three-point game in the closing minute. But Hayes missed an ensuing layup, and Jessica Breland couldnt hit a straightaway 3 on Atlantas last possession before time expired. It wasnt pretty,Ž Mystics guard Natasha Cloud said after scoring 13 points with a game-high six assists. It was an ugly game, but we came out with a win.Ž Hayes, the Dreams season scoring leader, had 17 points but was mostly a non-factor until she was able to hit some layups in transition in the fourth quarter. In a matchup of two of the leagues hottest teams, Delle Donne was too much for Atlanta, using her size and agility to win matchups inside for layups, bank shots and forced turnovers. She was at her best in the third after the Dream cut the lead to eight. Jessica Breland blocked her midrange jumper, but Delle Donne pulled the ball back, dribbled and pivoted to bank in a layup that made it 62-52. If someone else is flowing, we kind of run the offense through them,Ž she said. Thats the way our team is „ unselfish, and its why were successful.Ž The Dream had won 15 of 17, but it wont get any easier the rest of the way with Angel McCoughtry, their longtime star guard, out for the season with a knee injury sustained earlier this month. WNBA: PLAYOFF RECAP


The Sun / Monday, August 27, 2018 SP Page 7By ANDREW WELSHHUGGINS and JIM VERTUNOAssociated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio „ Any attempt by Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to eliminate workrelated text messages on his university-issued phone to hide information would be illegal, open records experts said following a twoweek investigation into his handling of domestic violence allegations against an assistant coach. Ohio State suspended Meyer for three games after investigators concluded he mishandled Zach Smiths repeated professional and behavioral problems and instead protected his protege for years through domestic violence allegations, a drug problem and poor job performance. Among the many questions raised by the investigation into the highly successful coach of the fifth-ranked Buckeyes was how he responded when the story broke. On Aug. 1, investigators say, Meyer and the teams director of operations discussed ways to change the settings on his phone to eliminate messages older than a year. The discussion came the same day a story said Smiths then-wife had shared allegations of domestic violence with Meyers wife, Shelley Meyer, via texts. A bad article,Ž Brian Voltolini, director of football operations, told Meyer on the practice field, according to investigators. Courtney Smith alleged her husband attacked her in 2015. Zach Smith has never been criminally charged with domestic violence. The university put Meyer on paid leave and began investigating after Courtney Smith spoke out publicly, sharing text messages and photos she traded in 2015 with Shelley Meyer, who is a registered nurse and instructor at Ohio State. Zach Smith was fired last month after his ex-wife asked a judge for a protective order. When the university obtained Meyers phone on Aug. 2, it was set to only retain texts within a year. Investigators said they couldnt determine if that setting was made in response to the breaking news story. It is nonetheless concerning that his first reaction to a negative media piece exposing his knowledge of the 2015-2016 law enforcement investigation was to worry about the media getting access to information and discussing how to delete messages older than a year,Ž the report said, referring to Meyer. The latest university records retention policy doesnt single out text messages. A category covering transientŽ records includes telephone messages, some emails, drafts and other documents that serve to convey information of a temporary value, have a very short lived administrative, legal and/or fiscal value.Ž Those should be disposed of once their administrative, legal or fiscal use has expired,Ž but no fixed time is allotted. It could be as short as a few hours and could be as long as several days or weeks,Ž the 2016 policy says. As murky as the policy seems, Fred Gittes, a veteran open records lawyer in Columbus, said any elimination of texts on Meyers universityissued phone related to his coaching responsibility would break Ohios open records law. He also noted that a lack of older text messages would make it difficult to determine whether NCAA recruiting rules were violated. Open records advocate Dennis Hetzel questioned why investigators didnt do more to track down any older messages. What happened to these text messages seems like a pretty big thing to ignore or not pay a lot of attention to,Ž said Hetzel, executive director of the Ohio News Media Association. Tom Mars, an attorney who pried phone records out of the University of Mississippi in a lawsuit on behalf of former Rebels coach Houston Nutt in 2017, questioned why Ohio State couldnt determine if Meyer deleted text messages from his university phone. If you can get possession of the phone, with the right software, the right forensic expert, you can retrieve everything the user thought was deleted,Ž Mars said. He added: I have a lot of respect for the people who oversaw that investigation, but I think they owe the public an explanation why they werent able to recover deleted text messages, assuming they made that effort.Ž Nutt himself had more than 1,000 text messages exposed by a public records request in 2007 when he was the coach at Arkansas. His lawyer pulled phone records from former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze in a lawsuit Nutt filed against the school. The records revealed a one-minute call to an escort service and led to an internal investigation that resulted in Freezes resignation. While smartphone technology can create a trove of public records, it also allows someone to try to hide them with a simple keystroke or reset, said Adam Marshall, litigation attorney at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The issue of retaining, searching and producing text messages and other records is a huge problem across the nation when it comes to implementatio n of public records law,Ž Marshall said. A public entity such as a major university like should be able to easily create policies and programs to hold on to text messages for extended periods, he added. The investigation was led by Mary Jo White, an attorney and former chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OHIO STATEMeyers texts raise open records question for Ohio StateAP PHOTOOhio State suspended Urban Meyer for three games on Wednesday night, Aug. 22, for mishandling repeated professional and behavioral problems of an assistant coach. Smith was suspended without pay from Aug. 31 through Sept. 16. By TIM BOOTHAssociated PressSEATTLE „ Chris Petersen wanted to make clear that No. 6 Washington is not carrying the weight of the entire Pac-12 into its opening matchup against No. 9 Auburn. He also made certain to emphasize the Huskies arent facing the entire Southeastern Conference when they travel to Atlanta. Were not playing their whole conference. Its our first game. Its one game against a really good team. Its going to be a team a lot of people are going to talk about through the whole season. We know that. Thats what it is,Ž Petersen said Sunday. The coaches have this in perspective. Its one game against a good team and win or lose we have a bunch after us and no matter what happens it doesnt make or break our season. It just doesnt. Thats the mindset. Were on to the next thing. What did we learn? How can we improve, no matter what happens in that outcome? They understand were playing a really good team going in from a really good conference ... but we cant make it bigger than it is.Ž As much as Petersen is trying to downplay the significance of the opener against the Tigers, it still does have massive importance in whether either team will find itself in the College Football Playoff conversation. Its also an opportunity for the Pac-12 to get an early marquee victory after a lackluster bowl season in which the conference went 1-8, including Washingtons loss to Penn State in the Fiesta Bowl. To put all this on us, we have to see how the season plays out,Ž Petersen said. Everybody is like, Last year because of the bowl record and all that kind of stuff. Theyre all putting this as, This is a chance, this has to happen. We dont see it like this. Nobody else is playing Auburn in our conference except for us.Ž COLLEGE FOOTBALL: WASHINGTONPetersen downplays No. 6 W ashington carrying Pac-12By HOWARD FENDRICHAssociated PressNEW YORK „ A little more than a year ago, Sloane Stephens was ranked outside of the top 950 as she tried to work her way back toward the top of tennis after foot surgery. By the time the U.S. Open was over, she was a Grand Slam champion for the first time and soaring up the rankings. On Monday, the No. 3-seeded Stephens will begin the defense of a major title for the first time, facing 80th-ranked Evgeniya Rodina of Russia at the new Louis Armstrong Stadium. Going back again and knowing that you held the trophy there once before is super-cool. I think that itll be fun. There will be a lot of different pressure and a lot of excitement and a lot of stress,Ž Stephens said. Whether I lose first round or win the tournament again, I know Im going to do my absolute best and thats all I can ask myself.Ž Her success at Flushing Meadows in 2017 is emblematic of the wideopen nature of womens tennis ever since 23-time major champion Serena Williams left the tour for a hiatus while she was pregnant. At four of the past six majors, the titlist was a first-time Grand Slam champ: Jelena Ostapenko at the French Open and Stephens in New York in 2017; Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open and Simona Halep in Paris in 2018. Consistency at the majors hasnt exactly been that quartets hallmark. Current No. 1 Halep lost in the first round at last years U.S. Open and this years Australian Open. Ostapenko did the same at Roland Garros this year. Wozniacki exited in the second round at two of the past four Slams. Stephens has been boom or bust lately, too, collecting a pair of runs to finals and a trio of opening-round defeats at the five major tournaments shes entered since the foot operation. You cant let the lows get you too low,Ž the 25-year-old American said, and you cant let the highs get you too high.Ž Here is what else to know before play starts on the blue hard courts of the years last Grand Slam tournament:DONT CALL IT A COMEBACKSix-time champion Williams returns to the U.S. Open on Monday night in Arthur Ashe Stadium against 68thranked Magda Linette of Poland. Williams missed the tournament a year ago because she gave birth on Sept. 1. I feel like everything is just different, in terms of: Im living a different life. Im playing the U.S. Open as a mom,Ž Williams said. Its just new and its fresh.Ž She is coming off a runner-up finish at Wimbledon but has lost three of her past four matches. Williams could face her older sister, Venus, in the third round.BIG 4 REUNIONFor the first time since Wimbledon in June 2017, a tournament will have the entire Big Four in the field: five-time U.S. Open champion Roger Federer defending champ Rafael Nadal two-time winner Novak Djokovic and 2012 champion Andy Murray. They have won 49 of the past 54 Slam titles and the last three Olympic singles golds and have been ranked No. 1 every week for the last 14 y ears. D j okovic „ who could face Federer in the quarterfinals „ and Murray sat out the U.S. Open last year because of injuries. Also back is 2016 champion Stan Wawrinka, who couldnt defend his title because of a bad knee.WHOSE TURN IS IT?Its been a question asked for years, yet it still remains without an answer: Which youngster will assert himself and break up the dominance at the top of mens tennis? Alexander Zverev, a 21-year-old German who recently began working with Ivan Lendl, hopes hell be the one, but there is a crop of up-and-comers worth watching.A SECOND ROOFFor so many years, and through so much rain, the U.S. Open operated without any possibility of playing despite bad weather, resulting in a series of Monday mens finals pushed back from Sunday. Now there are two retractable roofs: the one added to Arthur Ashe Stadium thats been in use for the past two years, and the one at the rebuilt 14,069-seat Armstrong arena, which will host night sessions, too. Its the culmination of a five-year, $600 million project that remade the USTA Billie Jean Kin g National Tennis Center.SERVE CLOCKSServe clocks make their debut in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, allowing everyone to see the countdown on courtside digital readouts as players get 25 seconds to start a point. Clocks also will time the 7-minute pre-match period, from the players walk-on through the coin toss an d the warmup. Also new at the 2018 U.S. Open: electronic line-calling on ever y court. TENNIS: US OPENFrom Sloane & Serena to new roof, what to know By GENARO C. ARMASAssociated Press The bar is set high for the Wisconsin defense. The roster might turn over, but the fourthranked Badgers D rarely crumbles. Since 2013, Wisconsin is second nationally in both scoring defense (16.1 points) and total defense (282.6 yards). But to return to that level this year, Wisconsin might need some young or inexperienced players to grow up quickly. So far, coach Paul Chryst likes what he has seen in the preseason. The first test for the teams unusual defensive blend of top-flight talent up the middle and untested replacements on the edges comes Friday night against Western Kentucky in the season opener. I like what the guys have done. Theres a group thats played a lot of football on defense that we have an idea of what to expect,Ž Chryst said after practice on Sunday. And then well have a number of players where this will be their first snaps. I feel like theyre confident and ready for that next challenge, but it is a challenge,Ž he added. Wisconsin will rely on a playmaking core up the middle for veteran stability, starting with preseason All-American inside linebacker T.J. Edwards. A key cog since his freshman year, Edwards has more starts (39) than anyone else on defense. Returning to top-10 status on defense might take a little time as guys get used to each other in game action, but Edwards said he is excited by the possibilities. We definitely set our goals high and we want to be around (being a topflight defense). But I think it comes with chemistry,Ž he said. With having a lot of new pieces, its something that were going to have to build during the games and kind of figure out how everyone plays.Ž Wisconsin is breaking in new starters at defensive end, outside linebacker and cornerback. At safety, promising redshirt freshman Scott Nelson takes over a starting job alongside four-year starter DCota Dixon. Even quarterback Alex Hornibrook has noticed how well Nelson has played in camp. Scotts a playmaker. Hes an opportunist,Ž Dixon said. Hes much ahead of the game for his age.Ž Hell begin his college career as a starter, as will another redshirt freshman, cornerback Faion Hicks. Sophomore Caesar Williams, who played two games last season, was listed as the other starter on the seasons first depth chart. If you dont have a huge natural separation, I think one thing that can separate is consistency, and I think thats what you see in them, the consistent approach,Ž Chryst said.COLLEGE FOOTBALL: WISCONSIN W isconsins defense work in progress with stars and youth


Page 8 E/N/C The Sun | Monday, August 27, 2018 asked or even when I wasnt.Ž Roths max bench press has gone from 120 to 245 pounds over the past two years. Hes gained strength and technique and outworked his competitors to land a permanent starting position in his “nal year after starting a few games as a junior. He has a great energy about him and works extremely hard,Ž North Port coach Brian Hatler said. The growth hes had is phenomenal. (Against Island Coast) he was probably one of our most consistent guys up front. Hes a pest that knows his assignments and plays with effort and a motor all the time.Ž Finding a spot for Roth wasnt exactly simple, though. Hatler knew he wanted him on the “eld given what he had seen in practices, but he didnt “t the mold for most positions. He hadnt played before and even though hes short hes kind of squatty,Ž Hatler said. He didnt have some of the other skill sets to be a skill guy, but hes found his niche there and hes done a great job. Hes not intimidated by any body.Ž Roths energy is often contagious in practice. He brings a certain life to the “eld that keeps practices light, but knows when its time to put in the work „ most of the time. Hes goofy and hes funny,Ž left tackle Andrew Koennemann said. Sometimes he doesnt know when to not joke around, but all around hes a little ball of fun.Ž His size certainly has its advantages though. As a pulling guard, Roth is hard to spot until he hits you coming around the line. He stays low and stealthy to sneak up on his opponents. Roth has accomplished what he set out to do individually, hes a starter. But his goals dont end their. Before he leaves following the conclusion of this season, he wants to help reignite the program and get where most players believe it can be. Im hoping to turn this program around,Ž Roth said. North Port hasnt really been known as one of the top teams in our district, but Im hoping to turn things around this year.Ž TODAY / TONIGHTA t-storm late in the p.m. A thunderstorm around earlyHIGH 92 LOW 7540% chance of rain 40% chance of rainClouds and sun, a t-storm in the afternoon91 / 7460% chance of rain TUESDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREMainly cloudy and humid; a p.m. t-storm91 / 7460% chance of rain WEDNESDAYHumid with some sun; an afternoon t-storm90 / 7560% chance of rain THURSDAYVariably cloudy, a t-storm possible; humid92 / 7530% chance of rain SATURDAYSome sun with a shower or t-storm; humid91 / 7560% chance of rain FRIDAY 1 4 9 6 2 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 280-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the 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 VENICE86931021039988Air Quality Index readings as of SundayMain pollutant: ParticulatesPunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Sunday Sebring through 2 p.m. Sunday Venice through 2 p.m. Sunday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sun. 0.72Ž Month to date 10.01Ž Normal month to date 6.68Ž Year to date 46.34Ž Normal year to date 35.86Ž Record 3.91Ž (2017) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sun. 0.23Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sun. 0.31Ž Month to date 3.13Ž Normal month to date 6.47Ž Year to date 27.22Ž Normal year to date 34.53Ž Record 3.91Ž (2017) High/Low 92/75 Normal High/Low 92/74 Record High 96 (1987) Record Low 69 (1969) High/Low 91/73 High/Low 93/73 Normal High/Low 90/75 Record High 96 (1998) Record Low 67 (1957)Pollen Index readings as of Sunday 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. 9.80 9.02 8.22 14.22/1995 Aug. 10.01 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 46.34 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 Tue.Apalachicola 88 77 t 89 77 t Bradenton 91 76 t 90 76 t Clearwater 91 77 t 89 76 sh Coral Springs 91 80 t 89 79 pc Daytona Beach 88 76 pc 88 75 pc Fort Lauderdale 89 79 t 88 80 pc Fort Myers 90 72 t 90 73 t Gainesville 91 74 t 91 74 t Jacksonville 89 75 pc 89 74 pc Key Largo 89 81 pc 89 81 pc Key West 89 81 pc 89 79 sh Lakeland 91 74 t 90 73 t Melbourne 90 78 sh 90 78 pc Miami 89 78 c 88 78 pc Naples 89 74 t 89 74 t Ocala 91 73 t 90 73 t Okeechobee 89 75 t 89 74 t Orlando 90 76 t 89 75 t Panama City 89 76 t 88 76 t Pensacola 88 77 pc 89 78 pc Pompano Beach 90 78 t 89 78 pc St. Augustine 87 77 pc 86 75 c St. Petersburg 93 74 t 91 73 t Sarasota 92 73 t 91 72 t Tallahassee 89 74 t 90 74 t Tampa 92 76 t 91 76 t Vero Beach 88 75 sh 88 76 pc West Palm Beach 89 80 t 88 80 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 4:52a 10:19a 4:13p 11:28p Tue. 5:07a 10:58a 4:51p 11:53p Today 3:29a 8:35a 2:50p 9:44p Tue. 3:44a 9:14a 3:28p 10:09p Today 2:40a 7:18a 1:41p 8:32p Tue. 3:06a 8:01a 2:16p 8:59p Today 5:24a 10:48a 4:45p 11:57p Tue. 5:39a 11:27a 5:23p --Today 1:44a 7:14a 1:05p 8:23p Tue. 1:59a 7:53a 1:43p 8:48p ESE 6-12 1-2 Light ESE 6-12 1-3 LightFt. Myers 90/72 storms afternoon Punta Gorda 93/75 storms afternoon Sarasota 92/73 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 TABLELast Sep 2 New Sep 9 First Sep 16 Full Sep 24 Today 8:54 p.m. 7:58 a.m. Tuesday 9:28 p.m. 8:51 a.m. Today 7:05 a.m. 7:54 p.m. Tuesday 7:06 a.m. 7:53 p.m. Today 6:55a 12:44a 7:17p 1:06p Tue. 7:42a 1:31a 8:04p 1:53p Wed. 8:30a 2:19a 8:52p 2:41p Monterrey 98/71 Chihuahua 93/66 Los Angeles 80/67 Washington 93/77 New York 90/76 Miami 89/78 Atlanta 90/71 Detroit 91/75 Houston 92/76 Kansas City 93/77 Chicago 91/74 Minneapolis 86/69 El Paso 96/75 Denver 92/54 Billings 56/45 San Francisco 70/58 Seattle 74/53 Toronto 87/74 Montreal 83/73 Winnipeg 63/46 Ottawa 82/71 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: 08/27/18 Today Tue. Today Tue. Today Tue. Today Tue.Albuquerque 88 61 s 87 61 s Anchorage 61 50 pc 63 48 pc Atlanta 90 71 s 88 72 t Baltimore 92 72 s 95 73 pc Billings 56 45 sh 67 47 c Birmingham 92 74 s 91 75 t Boise 71 47 sh 77 51 s Boston 88 74 s 96 78 s Buffalo 85 75 pc 87 75 s Burlington, VT 88 73 pc 94 73 pc Charleston, WV 90 69 pc 89 71 s Charlotte 93 71 s 93 72 s Chicago 91 74 pc 90 71 t Cincinnati 91 73 pc 90 72 s Cleveland 92 75 pc 91 75 s Columbia, SC 95 74 pc 94 74 s Columbus, OH 90 73 pc 90 74 s Concord, NH 88 67 pc 94 71 pc Dallas 97 78 s 98 79 s Denver 92 54 s 76 56 pc Des Moines 92 76 pc 86 57 t Detroit 91 75 pc 91 76 s Duluth 78 56 t 61 47 c Fairbanks 58 47 pc 55 43 c Fargo 69 50 pc 63 45 pc Hartford 90 71 s 96 74 s Helena 54 42 r 71 43 c Honolulu 86 74 c 87 77 c Houston 92 76 t 91 75 t Indianapolis 90 74 pc 90 75 s Jackson, MS 93 70 pc 92 70 t Kansas City 93 77 s 89 65 t Knoxville 90 70 s 89 71 pc Las Vegas 101 78 s 99 77 s Los Angeles 80 67 pc 80 64 pc Louisville 93 76 pc 92 77 s Memphis 92 74 s 92 75 s Milwaukee 89 75 t 87 64 t Minneapolis 86 69 t 74 55 pc Montgomery 91 72 pc 92 73 pc Nashville 94 73 s 92 75 s New Orleans 89 77 t 89 78 t New York City 90 76 s 94 78 s Norfolk, VA 92 76 s 93 75 s Oklahoma City 95 76 s 95 73 pc Omaha 94 71 s 82 56 t Philadelphia 92 76 s 95 77 s Phoenix 104 78 s 104 79 pc Pittsburgh 86 71 pc 88 71 s Portland, ME 85 67 s 91 70 s Portland, OR 77 54 s 86 55 s Providence 89 70 s 94 74 s Raleigh 93 69 s 93 71 pc Salt Lake City 76 52 pc 74 56 s St. Louis 94 78 s 95 75 pc San Antonio 98 78 s 98 77 pc San Diego 79 72 pc 80 70 pc San Francisco 70 58 pc 71 59 pc Seattle 74 53 s 81 54 s Washington, DC 93 77 s 95 78 pc Amsterdam 66 56 sh 70 56 pc Baghdad 108 79 s 108 80 s Beijing 89 69 pc 86 70 r Berlin 74 52 pc 74 52 pc Buenos Aires 69 50 pc 70 49 s Cairo 93 76 pc 93 77 s Calgary 54 41 c 67 45 c Cancun 88 77 t 89 77 pc Dublin 65 48 pc 66 49 pc Edmonton 55 35 sh 64 37 c Halifax 79 65 s 79 68 pc Kiev 87 59 pc 84 58 pc London 69 50 pc 72 55 pc Madrid 97 68 pc 90 63 s Mexico City 74 54 t 72 55 t Montreal 83 73 pc 88 72 c Ottawa 82 71 t 88 70 t Paris 75 51 sh 81 60 pc Regina 63 42 c 63 44 c Rio de Janeiro 71 66 r 76 66 pc Rome 83 62 s 82 64 s St. Johns 70 56 c 72 58 pc San Juan 89 77 pc 89 79 sh Sydney 58 45 pc 59 44 pc Tokyo 90 77 pc 87 77 pc Toronto 87 74 t 90 74 pc Vancouver 70 52 s 69 56 c Winnipeg 63 46 c 62 46 cHigh ................... 103 at Needles, CALow ....................... 30 at Truckee, CA(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)87Over 1,000 people drowned when a storm surge accompanying a hurricane inundated Charleston, S.C., on Aug. 27, 1893. Q: Which “ ve letters are not used to name Atlantic tropical storms?A: Q, U, X, Y and Z. 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 92/75 89/74 91/74 90/74 90/75 90/74 89/74 89/74 89/74 92/76 91/76 89/77 91/76 90/72 92/74 93/75 90/74 92/74 92/75 90/74 91/75 92/74 92/74 93/74 91/74 91/78 91/77 91/76 91/74 92/76 91/76 90/74 92/73 91/77 90/78 90/75 90/75 92/75Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018 SUN PHOTOS BY TOM ONEILNorth Port Bobcats oensive lineman Lawrence Roth, left, goes up against Andrew Koennemann during football practice Tuesday at North Port High School. North Port Bobcats oensive lineman Lawrence Roth loosens up during football practice. ROTHFROM PAGE 1formation. Hes better than you think he is, thats what Ill say, Koetter said. Thats an example right there where most fans watching that from the sideline would think that was his play just because he ended up being the deepest guy. When you look at the tape and then you know what happened, really what it was was Chris Conte saved us four points right there. His hustle saved us four points. ƒ I think Chris Contes playing the best football in the four years that Ive been associated with him.  Need proof? Conte signed a two-year, $5-million contract last season and the Bucs picked up the second-year option. They dont hand out money in the NFL or give you a job for eight seasons. Yet during the game Friday, Justin Baker (@JaYbaKe) tweeted Watching the Lions @ Bucs game, and if you Bears fans are wondering, Chris Conte is still a bum. @chris17974430 tweeted, Chris Conte is arguably one of the worst DB we ever had smh @Buccaneers. @NickJP216 tweeted, Can someone explain to me why Chris Conte is starting at safety still? And so it goes. Defensive backs have to have short memories and Conte has mostly learned to ignore the noise. Other times, he will respond. When the Bucs drafted Pittsburgh safety Jordan Whitehead, @ BucTillDie tweeted Omg, so pumped, somewhere Chris Conte is freaking out. Glad he wont see the field much longer. To which Conte responded Im at home annnnd currently not freaking outƒbut omg, Congrats on your new ownership of the Bucs! Conte was asked about the trolling he endures on social media. I dont really care what other people think, Conte said. Im just going out there and doing my job and feeling comfortable. People are going to be people. Im going to live my life and they can live their life. Thats how I approach it. Life has never been better for Conte. His girlfriend of three years, Stephanie Everett, gave birth to a daughter Charlotte, their first child, 10 months ago. It happened while Conte was playing in the third quarter at Arizona last October. In the past three seasons, he has 226 tackles, five interceptions, 19 passes defensed and five forced fumbles. Thats more tackles than AFC Pro Bowl safety Micha Hyde of the Bills and the Vikings Harrison Smith „ and more forced fumbles than Eagles Pro Bowl safety Malcolm Jenkins (four). Having time in Mike Smiths defensive scheme has helped. I think confidence is a good word for it, Koetter said. Im sure being in the same system, now going into three years, also helps. But I think confidence is probably the biggest thing.Ž That confidence will be necessary in helping the Bucs young additions to the secondary that include rookies like Whitehead and cornerbacks Carlton Davis and M.J. Stewart. Even his safety partner, Justin Evans, is entering his second season. Theyve done a really good job of drafting guys that are smart and they can contribute right away and guys who are going to be really good players, Conte said. Not just from a football aspect, but all around good guys in the locker room. We can be a lot better. Theres a lot of moving parts in our defense so theres a lot of communication that needs to happen. So its always a work in progress, but anytime you have guys that are affecting the quarterback, it makes everyones job a lot easier. For Conte, the biggest thing is the perspective he has gained by having a family. The way I value things is different as Ive gotten older, Conte said. Having a family, having people that matter to me. I care what they think. I dont care what other people think. As Ive gotten older, too, it used to be all about football and Ive realized theres other important things in life, too. It changes everything. You completely forget about everything else. You know, you come home tired and dont have any energy, then all of a sudden you see your little girls face and shoot, Ive got energy. It just comes out of nowhere. I dont know where it comes from. It changes your life.CONTEFROM PAGE 1 2 0 1 8 0 8 2 7 s p r t 0 8 0 0 1 p d f 1 2 6 A u g 1 8 2 3 : 0 6 : 3 3