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Traic is sparse on Interstate 55 in Festus as ice hangs from the Main Street bridge on Friday.

CAUTION: MORE ICE AHEAD One fatality is reported, but oicials praise residents for staying of roads during storm By tIM O’NEIL aNd LEaH tHOrSEN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Mary Zinser, from Imperial, scrapes ice of her windshield in Arnold on Friday.

Man rescued after 26 hours headdown in pipe

a gathering ice storm, few people ventured Friday onto lightly glazed roads and sidewalks. The gray, chilly and slippery day had the feel of a quiet Sunday. Malls and supermarkets joined an already lengthy list of closed businesses, public buildings and schools. Ice contributed to a onecar fatality in Jeferson County, but traffic was sparse and accidents

few for conditions. Hospitals reported no significant uptick in falls. “We are glad that so many people stayed of the roads,” said Mark Croarkin, district maintenance engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation. Highway crews on both sides of the Mississippi River said they would continue salting through the weekend. Ice accumulations through Friday evening were spotty and See StOrM • Page a6

Chicago police under ire

Owners stopped by home site, heard worker shouting By MarK SCHLINKMaNN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Investigators “identiied serious concerns about the prevalence of racially discriminatory conduct by some CPD oicers and the degree to which that conduct is tolerated.”

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man was critically injured when he was trapped upside down for about 26 hours in a 20-inchwide pipe at a home construction site near New Melle, authorities said. Leo Lyke, 47, of Warren County, was rescued about 2 p.m. Thursday after the owners of the yet-to-be-built home stopped by and heard him yelling, said Chief Rick Massey of the New Melle Fire Protection District. Firefighters pulled him out of the pipe and he was taken by helicopter to Mercy Hospital St. Louis, in Creve Coeur. A hospital spokeswoman said he remained in critical condition Friday.

bare on Friday years of civil rights violations by Chicago police, blasting the nation’s second-largest department for using excessive force that included shooting at people who did not pose a threat and using stun guns on others only because they refused to follow commands.

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And though he still needs to replace some lead pipes, a handsome living area is taking shape on the previously unrenovated second floor, from where he

The report was issued after a yearlong investigation sparked by the death in 2014 of a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a white oicer. The federal investigation looked broadly at policing and concluded that oicers were not sufficiently trained or supported and that many who were accused of misconduct were rarely investigated or disciplined.

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dEtrOIt • Takata Corp. has agreed to plead guilty to a single criminal charge and will pay $1 billion in fines and restitution for a yearslong scheme to conceal a deadly defect in its automotive air bag inflators. The U.S. attorney’s office in Detroit announced the deal Friday, hours after it unsealed a six-count grand jury indictment against three former Takata executives who are accused of carrying out the scheme by falsifying and altering test reports that showed the inflators could rupture. Takata inflators can explode with too much force, spewing shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 11 people have been killed in the U.S. and 16 worldwide because of the defect. More than 180 have been injured. The problem touched of the largest automotive recall in U.S. history, covering 42 million vehicles and 69 million inflators. It will take years for the recalls to be completed. “The risk that they allowed to happen is really reprehensible,” said Barbara McQuade, the U.S. Attorney in Detroit, whose oice worked on the two-year investigation. Under the deal, Takata will pay a $25

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SO HOW DID ST. LOUIS TRIVIA NIGHTS GET STARTED?

12 DONALD TRUMP CAMEOS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED Between television and movies, Trump has 26 acting credits on top of numerous other appearances as “himself.”

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COMMISH’S CLASSIC: RULES CHANGED FOR BOB GIBSON Hall of Fame baseball writer Rick Hummel recalls Bob Gibson’s career as the greatest Cardinals pitcher.

Busch IV has run-in with the law He pulls gun on man in bank parking lot in Florida; no charges Hanley at 7600 Westmoreland Avenue. O.F.C. was a brand that came from the distillery of the same name, founded in 1870 by E.H. Taylor Jr. The site is now the Bufalo Trace facility. Foundation spokeswoman Sarah Umlauf said organizers would be thrilled to get a winning bid of $10,000, an amount not entirely out of the question. “These bottles usually sell for in the thousands, and one recently went for $8,000,” Umlauf said. Bids may be placed online beginning at 8 a.m. Jan. 26. Bidding closes at 8 p.m. Feb. 24. (The site is claytoncentury2017.e flea.ca/view.)

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KEY MESS • Trouble brewed briefly Thursday for August A. Busch IV, who was questioned by police after pulling a gun during a confrontation at a bank in Key West, Fla. No one was arrested, no charges were filed and no one was injured, a Key West Police Department report said. The report was provided to the PostDispatch by Adam Linhardt, a Lindbergh High alum and police reporter with the Key West Citizen. The incident happened about 11 a.m. on the lot of a Bank of America branch, when a man in a pickup became angry with Busch for parking in a manner that blocked access to a bank door, the report said. A witness to the confrontation said that while Busch walked to an ATM, the pickup driver got out of his vehicle, began yelling at Busch and walked toward him. The witness said Busch pulled out a handgun but kept it pointed at the ground. Busch, 52, of Huntleigh, was cooperative with the responding oicer, the report noted, saying he readily admitted to having a gun and then presented the officer with a valid drivers license and concealed-carry permit. The former head of Anheuser-Busch Cos., who ran the brewing giant from 2006 until it was bought out two years later, has had several high-profile dealings with police in his high-profile past. In 1984, Busch avoided criminal charges after a car crash in Arizona that killed a 22-year-old woman. In 1986, Busch was acquitted by a jury of third-degree assault charges in connection with a high-speed police chase in the city’s West End. Then in 2010, Adrienne Martin, Busch’s girlfriend, died of an accidental drug overdose at Busch’s estate in Huntleigh. Two years later, Busch paid $1.75

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million to settle a wrongful-death civil suit. MONEY SHOTS • The nonprofit Clayton Century Foundation has secured a 1982 vintage bottle of O.F.C. bourbon, in a hand-cut crystal bottle, from the Bufalo Trace Distillery. The distillery has been releasing limited amounts of vintage bottles to charities across the U.S., and only 50 from 1982. The nonprofit foundation will use the proceeds from an auction of the bourbon to pay for programs at the Hanley House, an 1855 home built by Martin Franklin

PARTY FAVORS • The St. Louis soirée season will begin officially on Jan. 23, when the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis pitches its ball at the Chase Park Plaza. Recently, organizers added Beth Malone to the evening’s playbill. Malone, a Tony Award-nominated actress from the hit Broadway play “Fun Home,” will perform with Malone local favorite Ken Page. During the gala, the council will present its 2017 St. Louis Arts Awards. And the winners are ... • Lifetime Achievement in the Arts: Steven Woolf, artistic director at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. • Excellence in the Arts: Mike Isaacson, artistic director and executive producer of The Muny since 2010. • Art Educator of the Year: Harvey Lockhart, band director at Riverview Gardens High School and a founder of North County Big Band. • Excellence in Philanthropy: Jim and Cathy Berges of the Berges Family Foundation. He is a partner at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Inc.; she is on the board of the Repertory Theatre. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. For information, call Kate Francis at 314-2894003, or go to keeparthappening.org. Joe Holleman • 314-340-8254 @stlsherpa on Twitter jholleman@post-dispatch.com

Rape accusation renewed against legislator Defamation suit followed initial claim; now Roberts says date-rape drug was used BY JOEL CURRIER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS • A Missouri lawmaker who

publicly accused a colleague of raping her last year — and was sued for defamation after prosecutors declined criminal charges — is fighting back with a claim that she was drugged and then assaulted. In October, Steven Roberts Jr. accused Cora Faith Walker of defamation, malicious prosecution and inflicting emotional distress for her public rape accusation against him. Roberts denied raping her and has said sex between them was consensual. Both were then candidates for the Missouri House and have since been elected. Walker filed court documents Thursday denying Roberts’ defamation claim and counter-suing him for battery and infliction of emotional distress. Her response accuses Roberts specifically of giving her a date-rape drug to set her up for sexual assault at his Central West End apartment last summer. She

called his suit “false and malicious” and “an attempt to intimidate and distract” from his conduct toward her “and other women in the past.” Roberts’ attorney, Jeremy Hollingshead, said Walker’s claims are baseless; he claimed she filed the counter-claim to save her political career and to advance her “false narrative.” He said if Walker had a date-rape drug in her system it would have shown up in toxicology test results, which would have been available to the special prosecutor who declined charges. “It’s just smoke and mirrors,” he said. Roberts and Walker, both Democrats, ran unopposed in the Nov. 8 election. Walker first went public with her rape accusation in a letter sent Sept. 30 to Missouri legislative leaders. Walker told the Post-Dispatch that she went to Roberts’ apartment the night of Aug. 26, discussed politics, passed out, then woke up and could not recall what had happened. She reported the alleged sexual assault

to authorities about a month later, in late September, according to Roberts’ suit. In October, St. Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar, who served as a special prosecutor in the case, declined to press charges against Roberts. Roberts’ civil suit claims the two had their first sexual contact at a political conference in Kansas City on Aug. 25, the day before Walker alleges she was raped. Roberts claims that Walker, who is married, initiated the contact in Kansas City by asking to keep her purse in Roberts’ hotel room while she attended an evening social function. His suit says that once in Roberts’ room, Walker asked to use his shower and then undressed in front of him. Roberts alleges that Walker posed for a nude photo and then the two had sexual contact. Walker left Roberts’ room about 2 a.m., the suit says. Joel Currier • 314-621-5804 @joelcurrier on Twitter jcurrier@post-dispatch.com

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WHAT’S UP THIS DAY IN 1980 FATAL CAR BOMB A car bomb kills Sophie Barrera, owner of a dental laboratory in south St Louis. The attack is one in a string of bombings later attributed to Glennon Englemann, known as the “South Side Dentist.”

HEADS UP CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY Whether you’re considering a career in law enforcement, becoming a civic-minded Neighborhood Watch participant or just wanting to be better-informed about police work, the O’Fallon, Mo., Police Department’s annual Citizens Police Academy ofers hands-on training and discussions on a variety of criminal justice topics. The six-week class begins Feb. 28 and meets 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the O’Fallon Police Department in the Municipal Centre, 100 North Main Street. The cost for the course is $30. Applicants must be at least 18, residents of St. Charles County and pass a background check. Applications and additional information are available at www.ofallon.mo.us/PD/citizenspolice-academy. The deadline for submission is Feb. 17. Class space is limited. For more information, contact Oicer Tim Bateman at tbateman@ofallon.mo.us or the O’Fallon Police Department at 636-240-3200. To submit items, email them to headsup@post-dispatch. com or fax them to 314-340-3050.

EVENTS MLK FAMILY CELEBRATION When • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Monday Where • Missouri History Museum in Forest Park How much • Free More info • mohistory.org Families are invited to learn about and celebrate the achievements of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The first 150 children ages 12 and under to arrive each day will receive an MLK storybook to take home. To list a community event or meeting, submit it online at events.stltoday.com.

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Southern Missouri dog shelter opens center here Dogs will be available at Chesterield Mall on weekends BY ASHLEY JOST St. Louis Post-dispatch

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ern M issouri dog shelter is bringing its mission to the St. Louis area, opening an adoption center at the Chesterfield Mall. The announcement comes weeks after financial strain caused the organization, Diana’s Grove Dog Shelter, to send more than half of its 300 dogs to the Humane Society of Missouri. Cynthea Jones, Diana’s Grove founder and director, said the shelter was able to make its new digs — a 6,600-square-foot space on the lower level of the mall near Dillard’s — work thanks to nonprofit pricing from the mall and recent help from the community. The shelter operates out of Cabool, Mo., a city in Texas County, though it has brought dogs to the St. Louis area for adoption every weekend for seven years. According to a shelter Facebook post, Diana’s Grove signed a two-year lease with Chesterfield Mall for the space. The shelter plans to bring about 85

CHRISTIAN GOODEN • cgooden@post-dispatch.com

A puppy at the Humane Society of Missouri in St. Louis waits patiently last month as veterinarian Julie Brinker (background) evaluates it and 131 other dogs after being rescued from Diana’s Grove Dog Rescue near Cabool, Mo. The HSMO acted on a request by the shelter’s board of directors to take the animals.

puppies and dogs each weekend for adoption, operating from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Sunday starting Jan. 21. The financial troubles stemmed at least in part from a severed relationship with a pet store in the St. Louis area. Jones said a few complaints were made against Diana’s Grove during the six months they worked with a Petco in the St. Louis region, causing the pet store to opt out of the partnership. One complainant said their ad-

opted dog had mange, but Jones said it was actually a different, “nontransferable” skin issue. Another complaint involved a puppy that died in December, days after it was adopted. Jones said the allegation was the puppy died from distemper, but a necropsy exam by the University of Missouri-Columbia shows it died of pneumonia, among other health problems. Still, this wasn’t the first time a partnership with Diana’s Grove was severed. After a six-year stint

with the Chesterfield PetSmart, the company opted to end the relationship last year. “I truly don’t know why PetSmart decided to terminate us,” Jones said, adding that there were concerns about how little “enrichment,” or interaction, the dogs received at the Cabool shelter because she said the rural, largely impoverished area was shy of volunteers. Critics of the shelter, such as activist and author Kim Kavin, worry that the new setup in the mall will result in less regulation of Diana’s Grove. When the organization partnered with PetSmart and Petco, she said, there was a layer of oversight that she feared would no longer be there. Jones said the state would inspect the new storefront operation in Chesterfield the same way it did with the main shelter in Cabool as well as the transport vehicles. Multiple inspections in the last few years show concerns about the health of individual dogs as well as enclosure concerns. Most issues were resolved by the follow-up visit.

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U.S. oicial plans to remove controversial painting BY CHUCK RAASCH St. Louis Post-dispatch

WASHINGTON • The Architect of the Capitol’s oice plans to remove the controversial painting by a St. Louis high school student on Tuesday after determining its content violated the guidelines of an art competition, even though it had hung on a Capitol wall for six months. A spokesman for Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, whose art competition last spring chose the painting to hang along with 400 other contest winners, said he was unavailable for comment. A spokeswoman for Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., said Friday evening that her boss had been informed that the architect’s office determined the painting violated the rules of the congressional art competition. Reichert’s oice had asked the Architect of the Capitol for a decision. Most members of the House have annual contests in which the winning art piece is displayed in a tunnel between the Capitol and congressional office buildings. The contest rules say, in part: “Artwork must adhere to the policy of the House Office Building Commission. In accordance with this policy, exhibits depicting subjects of contemporary political controversy or a sensationalistic or gruesome nature are not allowed.” Monday is a federal holiday, meaning the next workday in the Capitol will be Tuesday. The painting by former Cardinal Ritter Prep senior David Pulphus has created a controversy involving First Amendment, policing, the death of young black men and congressional authority. Critics say it depicts police officers as pigs and distorts the

facts of the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and should be taken down. Clay and other defenders say that it is a legitimate First Amendment expression of a young black man who grew up amid high-profile cases of young black men killed by police and that the Capitol should be the last place where that expression is censored. Reichert issued this statement after being informed of the decision by House Speaker Paul Ryan: “The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to celebrate the creativity of students in every corner of our country – and visitors from around the world see their talents on display when they walk through the halls of our Capitol. “However, with any competition there are rules, and these rules exist for a reason. This painting hung in clear defiance to those rules and was a slap in the face to the countless men and women who put their lives on the line everyday on behalf of our safety and freedom.” The painting hung for months until a conservative Internet site wrote about it and a FOX News host pushed for it to be removed. Several Republicans in Congress separately removed it from the wall and dropped it of at Clay’s office, and Clay would return it every time. In an op-ed in the Post-Dispatch, St. Louis freelance writer Etefia Umana and Pulphus said that critics in Congress had misplaced anger and that they should be more concerned about the issues that led Pulphus to paint what he did. “David’s only comment is, ‘The art speaks for itself,’” the op-ed said. “It has spoken loudly.”

LAW & ORDER JEFFERSON COUNTY > Driver dies in crash • Ronald Hendrix, 40, was killed in a collision about 5:35 a.m. Friday when his car slid into the path of an oncoming pickup on a curve on Dulin Creek Road near Timberline Drive, the Missouri Highway Patrol said. Troopers said that Hendrix, of Cedar Hill, was driving too fast for conditions in a 1999

Toyota Camry but that the crash was not related to an ice storm that moved in later. The other driver, Daniel Shinault, 32, of Cedar Hill, was not listed as injured; but a passenger in his 2003 Ford F-150, Faith Mitchell, 7, of Cedar Hill, was taken to St. Anthony’s Medical Center with moderate injuries, oicials said.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. > Man convicted of murder • Michael Futrell, 58, of Doniphan, Mo., was convicted Wednesday of irstdegree murder and armed criminal action in the August 2014 shooting of Manuel Williams at a party, oicials said. A statement from the Missouri attorney general’s oice said witnesses recounted

that Futrell was asked to leave the party after arguing with Williams, 36, also of Doniphan, and returned with a handgun 15 to 20 minutes later. Sentencing is set for Feb. 27. Futrell faces mandatory life without the possibility of parole.

DIGEST WASHINGTON > Clay to skip Trump inauguration • Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, will not attend Donald Trump’s inauguration next week but will be “back home in St. Louis speaking to school kids,” his spokesman said late Friday. That news came on the same day that Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., also said he would not attend the inaugural, after telling NBC that he did not think Trump, a Republican, had been legitimately elected. Clay Other members of the St. Louisarea congressional delegation, including Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., plan to be on stage for Trump’s inaugural next Friday. The platform on the west side of the Capitol is built for 1,600 people, including all 535 members of Congress. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., will emcee the inaugural as chairman of the Senate Rules Committee. Clay told the Post-Dispatch last month that he was willing to give Trump the beneit of the doubt if his policies “are in the best interest of my constituents in St. Louis, and working families across this country.” “If not, I will vigorously oppose him,” Clay said. (Chuck Raasch)

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EDMUNDSON > City awards irst grants to businesses from special sales tax • The irst two grants to private companies from Edmundson’s economic development sales tax fund, which has been collected since 2006 and now has about $2 million in reserves, were approved by the Board of Aldermen Thursday night. In November, the board voted to extend the fund to private businesses seeking to increase economic development. Marriott Corp. will receive up to $18,022 for a new security camera and improvements to retaining walls at its hotel on Pear Tree Lane. Drury Corp., which has a hotel at 10490 Natural Bridge Road, will get $7,467 for partial reimbursement of the cost of dryers to be used in housekeeping. The amounts were based on a formula related to how much city property tax the companies paid in 2016, city attorney Stephanie Karr said. “These expenses covered by the grants are directly related to the operation of these businesses,” Karr said. “They must keep what they are getting from the grants in the city.” (Special to the Post-Dispatch)

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Ministers lead a prayer for attendees on Jan. 18, 2016, during Martin Luther King Jr. ceremonies at the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis.

Here are some of the events to commemorate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and teachings. SATURDAY TRIBUTE TO DR. KING When • 11 a.m. Saturday Where • St. Louis Public Library Baden Branch, 8448 Church Road How much • Free More info • 314-388-2400 Join area writers and performers as they read, sing and recite poetry together, once again forging Dr. King’s dream of using time creatively in hope to do great things. Ages 12 and up.

SUNDAY VETERANS SUPPER When • 2-5 p.m. Where • Omega Center, 3900 Goodfellow Boulevard How much • Free More info • 314282-8018 The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Gamma Omega Chapter, and the men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Upsilon Omega Chapter, will host a sit-down Sunday supper for more than 400 veterans and military families. Volunteer speakers, demonstrations, movie screenings and resource booths will be available. All veterans and military families are welcome to attend; call 314-282-8018 for a reservation. WEBSTER GROVES MARCH When • 4:30 p.m. march Where • Webster Groves City Hall, 4 East Lockwood Avenue How much • Free More info • 314-282-8018 The 2017 Community Celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. begins with a march from City Hall to Steger Sixth Grade Center, 701 North Rock Hill Road. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. at Steger, with a program starting at 5:45 p.m. Rev. Dr. Terrell Carter of Webster Groves Baptist Church, will speak. March participants are encouraged to park at Steger by 4 p.m. and ride a chartered bus to City Hall. MLK CELEBRATION When • 3 p.m. Where • Grace and Peace Fellowship, 5574 Delmar Boulevard How much • Free More info • Brandon Sterling, 314-8625122, or sdcc@skinker-debaliviere. com Skinker DeBaliviere Neighborhood honors neighbors who carry on the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sponsored by Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council. KING TRIBUTE When • 7 p.m. Where • Hazelwood Civic Center East, 8969 Dunn Road How much • Free More info • Pam Reynolds at 314-731- 0980 Daniel Isom, the former St. Louis chief of police and now a professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, will be the keynote speaker. Program

will include candle lighting and refreshments.

MONDAY ST. LOUIS OBSERVANCE When • 9 a.m. Where • Old Court House Rotunda, Fourth and Market streets How much • Free More info • Lady Merdean Gales, 314-583-053; Nigel Word, 314-809-3456 Michael McMillan, president and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis presides over the annual observance. This year’s theme is “The Struggle Continues — Nonviolence is the Way.” Activities begin at 9 a.m., with the civic ceremony starting at 10 a.m. March of Celebration begins at 11 a.m. and proceeds to Washington Tabernacle Baptist Church, where an interfaith service is set for 12:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Committee. LET FREEDOM RING When • 9 a.m. Where • Christ Church Cathedral Episcopal Church, 13th and Locust streets How much • Free More info • 314-231-3454 or christchurchcathedral.us All are invited to come, sit and listen, and/or read the writings and speeches of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To read, just come to the front and indicate to the reader that you wish to take over. Sponsored by Christ Church Cathedral. REMEMBERING MLK When • 11 a.m. Where • Compton Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 3141 LaSalle Street How much • Free More info • Viola Biggers at 314-239-5786 or comptonhillmbchurch@yahoo.com “Remembering Why and Continuing the Way:” A tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. MUSICAL CELEBRATION When • 1-3 p.m. Where • Keating Theatre, Kirkwood High School, 801 West Essex Avenue How much • $6; free to students More info • www. meachamparknia.org The program will include musical performances, spoken word poetry and distribution of the Meacham Park Scholars Award to selected Kirkwood students. Tickets may be bought online: www.meachamparknia.org. A percentage of the proceeds will go to the MNIA scholarship fund. Sponsors are the Meacham Park Neighborhood Association, Kirkwood School District and the city of Kirkwood. ECUMENICAL SERVICE When • 6:30 p.m. Where • Wellspring Church, 33 South Florissant Road How much • Free More info • wellspringchurchstl.org, or 314-5214217

Retired bishop and contemporary theologian Will Willimon, professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry and former dean of chapel at Duke University, will be the featured speaker. KING DAY LECTURE When • 4 p.m. Where • Washington University School of Medicine Eric P. Newman Education Center, 320 South Euclid Avenue How much • Free The speaker is Robert D. Bullard, distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Afairs at Texas Southern University. He is the author of 18 books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, community reinvestment housing, transportation and other crucial environmental justice issues. Sponsored by the Oice of Diversity Programs at Washington University School of Medicine. LEGACY OBSERVANCE When • 7–8:30 p.m. Where • Washington University Danforth Campus Graham Chapel, 1 Brookings Drive How much • Free More info • Rudolph Clay Jr., 314-935-5059 or rudolphc@wustl.edu Thirtieth annual commemoration of the legacy of Dr. King. The Keynote speaker will be Rev. Traci D. Blackmon, executive minister of justice and witness ministries for the United Church of Christ and Pastor of Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant. Sponsored by the Washington University Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Committee.

TUESDAY ESSAY CONTEST When • 4:30 p.m. Where • Youth and Family Center, 818 Cass Avenue How much • Free More info • Myrle Mensey Symonds, 314-660-1008, or throwingandgrowing@gmail.com Top three winners of the “If — I Believe” contest will recite their essays. Performance by the Youth and Family Center After School Youth. Guest speakers will be participants from the Throwing and Growing Foundation programs. A reception will follow. Sponsored by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Celebration Commission.

JAN. 26 BERNICE KING When • noon Where • Maryville University Auditorium, 650 Maryville University Drive How much • Free More info • Turan Mullins at 314-5299434 or tmullins@maryville.edu Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration will feature Bernice King, his daughter.

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Massey said Lyke, who is about six feet tall, was roughly four feet into the pipe to install an aerator as part of putting in a septic tank. “He had gotten too far in; he could not push himself back out,” Massey said. “It was too far.” Lyke had been assigned by his employer, C.J. Concrete Products, of Warrenton, to do the work at the site, in the 3500 block of Becker Joerling Road. It is in a semi-rural area, about five miles southwest of New Melle. William Gooch, the company’s retired president, said Friday that Lyke carried a cellphone but had left it in his pickup truck parked about 100 feet away. Gooch said he had never heard of such an accident in his many years in the septic tank business. “It was a freak thing,” Gooch said.

He said Lyke had worked for the firm for more than 15 years. A hospital spokeswoman wouldn’t comment on the nature of Lyke’s injuries. Massey, the fire chief, said he was told they were related to exposure and compartment syndrome, a muscle and nerve condition. Gooch added that Lyke’s body temperature had been low. He said his son, who now runs the company, was told that Lyke’s condition had improved Friday although he remained in intensive care. Gooch said Lyke was single and lived alone west of Warrenton. He said the company became concerned when Lyke didn’t show up for work Thursday morning. “My son went to his house and couldn’t find any sign of him,” Gooch said. “We started backtracking to see where he possibly was. The last place we could find

was a UPS store in Wentzville” where he had been Wednesday. Gooch said Lyke managed his own workload, so others did not know where he would be at a given time. Massey, the fire chief, said Lyke was wearing shorts amid unseasonably warm temperatures Wednesday, when he arrived to do the work on the septic tank. St. Louis area temperatures reached into the 60s and low 70s that afternoon. The temperature dropped into the 40s Wednesday night and the 30s by Thursday morning. Gooch said Lyke was very strong and regularly exercised and lifted weights. Mark Schlinkmann • 314-340-8265 @mschlinkmann on Twitter mschlinkmann@post-dispatch.com

can catch glimpses of barges and tugboats passing on the Mississippi River a short distance away. “I did all the work myself on this place,” Moore says. “You can get so much space down here.” Carondelet community development officials tout Moore as the type of young business owner and resident that they covet — a prime example of the new investment slowly finding its way into the neighborhood. But while his building itself has come along nicely, Moore has developed some regrets about the location, which he says is often choked by strong chemical odors. He describes the smell as a highly concentrated odor of asphalt and gasoline and says it has gotten worse over time. Moore believes the source is right across the street from his property, where Oklahoma-based energy company Blueknight Energy Partners operates an industrial asphalt terminal — one of several industrial facilities in the neighborhood that are strung along the river. The facility’s hulking storage tanks — where asphalt received from river barges is held before being loaded onto trucks for distribution — emit visible puffs of vapor that Moore thinks are to blame. He has knocked on doors in the neighborhood to discuss the odor with other residents and has also confronted the facility about the issue. “I’m not asking them to stop [doing business]. I’m just asking them to stop venting their gas into this community,” Moore says. He acknowledges that Blueknight was receptive to his complaint, even launching an efort to outfit the asphalt terminal with equipment to reduce the smell. But he says those efforts have stalled, while odor problems have persisted. “They are installing it at no reasonable pace,” Moore says. “I just basically want to know when it’s going to be done.” Moore is not the only person in Carondelet to complain about foul smells. Over the last two years, records show the state Department of Natural Resources has responded to at least five instances of odor complaints in the immediate vicinity. The same odor concerns forced Emanuel Taranu, who used to work in Moore’s furniture workshop, to leave and start his own carpentry business. “Every other day we would smell it, at least,” said Taranu. “It got to me psychologically.” Dennis Potter, a retired teacher who maintains a garden on a lot across a side street from Moore’s business, agrees that the odor is problematic, especially in hot conditions. “Every time someone would come over to the garden they’d say, ‘Does that smell bother you?’” says Potter. He said the lot’s owner had told him that “people are hesitant to buy the piece of property” thanks, at least in part, to the smell. But for Moore and others, it seems there’s not much that can be done for relief. State records indicate that the Blueknight facility is in compliance with air quality standards, and all investigations into odor complaints have been inconclusive. “Multiple odor complaints from this area in the past that cannot be confirmed may be from Illinois or from [the] industrial area between South Broadway and the Mississippi River,” one DNR report from February 2016 concludes. Other industrial facilities in that area include AgraForm, a producer and distributor of agricultural chemical products; a site owned by chemical supplier, Brenntag Mid-South, that the state has identified as a minor source of hazardous air pollutants; and Southern Metal Processing, a recycling and scrap metal facility. Interstate 55 is also nearby, as another potential source of odor. Representatives of Blueknight, which has owned the terminal since 2009, said

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installation of condensers and filters to improve air quality was ongoing for the site’s storage tanks. The company said installation of similar equipment to limit vapor emissions from the truck loading process was completed in July. “Our St. Louis facility complies with applicable regulations and laws,” Blueknight spokesman Brent Gooden said in a statement. “As underscored by our voluntary investment to upgrade the air quality equipment, we have taken steps to improve safety, operations and environmental management.” Four of the site’s 11 tanks have received the upgrades, according to the statement. A completion date “remains flexible” however, because prior to installation, each asphalt tank must be emptied by the individual customers who lease them. Blueknight said it workedwith customers to “reasonably expedite installation, and individual tanks are completed at the first opportunity.” As Moore has found from going door-to-door to ask others about the odor, it’s not a major concern of many nearby residents, including Chuck Carman, who lives in a renovated building even closer to the facility. “I don’t smell it all the time — I think he gets more of it than I do,” says Carman, adding the caveat that he’s “not an open-windows kind of guy.” Carman says the smell is a minor nuisance, but insists there are much larger problems the neighborhood faces, citing the drugs, prostitution and other criminal activity that he says plagues its streets at night. “There’s a lot of changes that have to happen down here,” Carman says. While he says he takes the odor concerns seriously, Alderman Tom Villa agreed that it was a relatively low priority for him compared with other issues, especially because matters of air quality enforcement are largely left to the state, not the city. Plus, he said, Carondelet’s air is cleaner than it used to be, with some industrial tenants leaving over the years. “Our air quality around there has improved vastly,” Villa said. “If you walked along there in the ’50s and ’60s in the summer, you could hardly breathe.” He says living with some degree of odor may be inescapable in Carondelet, which is zoned for more than just residential use. But he doesn’t think the area’s industrial occupants are necessarily deterring new investment, pointing out that Soulard has become one of the city’s “most successful restaurant and tavern areas” despite being situated alongside a similarly industrial swath of the riverfront. If Carondelet can someday strike that balance, Moore figures to be there to find out, despite his current frustration with the air he breathes. “I’m not going to run from it. I’m more interested in sticking around,” he said. “This place is just a forgotten part of St. Louis. Nobody treats this place with any respect.” Bryce Gray • 314-340-8307 @_BryceGray on Twitter bgray@post-dispatch.com


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The findings come just a week before a change in the U.S. administration that could reorder priorities at the Justice Department. Under President Barack Obama, the government has conducted 25 civil rights investigations of police departments, including those in Cleveland, Baltimore and Seattle. President-elect Donald Trump’s position on the federal review process is unclear. His nominee for attorney general has expressed reservations about the system, especially the reliance on courts to bring about changes. Asked about the investigation’s future, outgoing Attorney General Loretta Lynch said talks between Chicago and the government would go on regardless “of who is at the top of the Justice Department.” The federal government’s recommendations follow an especially bloody year on Chicago streets. The city logged 762 homicides in 2016, the highest tally in 20 years and more than the combined total of the two largest U.S. cities — New York and Los Angeles.

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Chicago Police Superintendant Eddie Johnson answers questions during a news conference Friday. A report released Friday alleges that Chicago Police problems have led to serious civil rights violations.

REPUTATION FOR BRUTALITY The Chicago department, with 12,000 officers, has long had a reputation for brutality, particularly in minority areas. The most notorious example was Jon Burge, commander of a detective unit on the South Side. Burge and his men beat, sufocated and used electric shock for decades starting in the 1970s to get black men to confess to crimes they did not commit. Chicago officers endangered civilians, caused avoidable injuries and deaths and eroded community trust that is “the cornerstone of public safety,” said Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division. The investigation began in December 2015 after the release of dashcam video showing the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, 18, who was walking away from police holding a small folded knife. The video, which the city fought to keep secret, inspired large protests and cost the city’s police commissioner his job.

A frame from dash-cam video from Oct. 20, 2014, provided by the Chicago Police Department, shows Laquan McDonald (right) walking down the street moments before being shot by oicer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. McDonald was shot 16 times.

Friday’s report “confirms what civil rights lawyers have been saying for decades,” said lawyer Matt Topic, who helped lead the legal fight for the release of the McDonald footage. “It is momentous and pretty rewarding to see that finally confirmed by the U.S. government.” Investigators described a class for officers on the use of force that showed a video made 35 years ago — before key U.S. Supreme Court rulings that afected police practices nationwide. When instructors spoke further on the topic, several recruits did not appear to be paying attention and at least one was sleeping, the report said. Justice Department agents who questioned Chicago oicers found that only 1 out of 6 who were in training or who just com-

pleted the police academy “came close to properly articulating the legal standard for use of force,” the report said. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the results of the investigation were “sobering” and pledged to make changes beyond those already adopted. Federal authorities and city oicials have signed an agreement that ofers a broad outline for reform, including commitments to improved transparency, training and accountability for bad oicers.

‘SERIOUS CONCERNS’ The report alluded to racial bias but did not center on it. A Department of Justice statement issued with the report said investigators “identified serious concerns about the prevalence of racially discriminatory conduct

by some CPD officers and the degree to which that conduct is tolerated.” Black Lives Matter activists said they do not trust Emanuel to make real changes. “I don’t believe him any more than I believed him when he said that he never saw the Laquan McDonald video before the public saw it,” said Arewa Karen Winters, who said she was the great aunt of Pierre Loury, 16, who was fatally shot by police last year. Kofi Ademola said he was heartened by many of the government’s conclusions. But with the Trump administration taking over, “we have no idea how this is going to play out.” Chicago has spent more than half a billion dollars to settle claims of police misconduct since 2004. But in half of those cases, police did not conduct disciplinary investigations, according to the federal report. Of 409 police shootings that happened over a five-year period, police found only two were unjustified.

‘COVER-UP CULTURE’ The Justice Department criticized the city for failing to investigate anonymous complaints or those submitted without a supporting aidavit and for having a “pervasive cover-up culture.”

Investigators said that witnesses and accused oicers were frequently never interviewed, that evidence went uncollected and that witnesses were routinely coached by union lawyers. “The procedures surrounding investigations allow for ample opportunity for collusion among officers and are devoid of any rules prohibiting such coordination,” the report said. Misconduct investigations are “glacially slow,” with discipline often “unpredictable and ineffective,” said Gupta, who described how police used stun guns on people for no other reason than they did not obey oicers’ verbal commands. She also said officers do not get enough support to help them deal with the trauma of their jobs. Trump’s pick for attorney general, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, expressed concerns at his confirmation hearing this week about the process favored under Obama that relies on intense scrutiny by federal courts. He said he was concerned that such legal action risks smearing entire police departments and harming oicer morale. The head of Chicago’s police union said the Justice Department hurried the investigation to release its findings before Trump takes office. Fraternal Order of Police President Dean Angelo questioned whether the investigation was compromised because of its timing. The mayor said Friday that the city has already made some of the recommended changes, citing de-escalation training and stricter use-of-force polices. Emanuel also addressed the Justice Department’s concern that officers do not have nearly enough supervision. He pointed to his decision to increase the number of lieutenants and other supervisors. The McDonald video showed oicer Jason Van Dyke shooting the teen even after he slumped to the ground. Not until the video was released more than a year later was Van Dyke charged with murder. He has pleaded not guilty. Police reports suggested a potential cover-up by other officers who were at the scene.

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ignition switch and BP oil spill cases, among others. Payments to individuals must be made soon. Automakers must be paid within five days of Takata’s anticipated sale or merger. Takata is expected to be sold to another auto supplier or investor this year. “Automotive suppliers who sell products that are supposed to protect consumers from injury or death must put safety ahead of profits,” McQuade said. “If they choose instead to engage in fraud, we will hold accountable the individuals and business entities.” The Justice Department was criticized for failing to charge individuals in earlier high-profile cases against automakers General Motors and Toyota. Now it’s done so twice in one week. On Wednesday, prosecutors disclosed the indictment of six Volkswagen executives when they announced the settlement of a criminal probe into the German company’s emissions-cheating scheme. On Friday, prosecutors unsealed a Detroit federal grand jury indictment of three former Takata executives, Shinichi Tanaka, Hideo Nakajima and Tsuneo Chikaraishi. All were suspended by the company last year. According to an indictment, as early as 2000 the trio falsified and altered reports to hide from automakers tests that showed the inflators could rupture. Each was charged with six counts of conspiracy and wire fraud. Takata was charged separately with one count of wire fraud. All three worked for Takata in Japan and the U.S. Takata has its U.S. headquarters in the Detroit suburb of Auburn Hills, Mich. “Defendants commonly referred to the removal or alteration of unfavorable test data that was to be provided to Takata customers as ‘XX-ing’ the data,” the indictment says. In June 2005, Nakajima

said in an email that “they had no choice but to manipulate test data, and that they needed to ‘cross the bridge together.’” Unlike most other air bag makers, Takata’s inflators use explosive ammonium nitrate to fill the bags in a crash. But the chemical can deteriorate over time and burn too fast, blowing apart a metal canister. Authorities said the inflator problems were hidden from Takata’s customers. In 2008, when Takata’s inflators began experiencing ruptures, the three executives and others continued to withhold information, the indictment said. As a result, automakers paid Takata more than $1 billion for tens of millions of faulty inflators. McQuade said the investigation was ongoing. Tanaka served as executive vice president of inflator global operations, while Nakajima was director of engineering in the automotive systems lab and Chikaraishi was chief of Japan-Asia inflator operations. All three are now in Japan, and McQuade said her oice would work with authorities there to extradite them for trial. As of 2015, Takata was the second-largest supplier of air bags in the world, accounting for 20 percent of the air bags sold. The government said Takata had minimal internal controls and failed to notice its executives’ misconduct for years. Senior Takata executives learned in 2009 that their employees had falsified air bag reports, but failed to take disciplinary action against them until 2015. McQuade said Takata wanted to make profits on air bags “knowing that they were creating a risk for the end user, soccer moms like me who drives around in my Ford Edge with my kids, who at any moment could get involved in a fender-bender and send a metal projectile into my face.”


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A thin layer of ice covers branches in the parking lot of the St. Louis Science Center’s James S. McDonell Planetarium on Friday in St. Louis. Many businesses closed early, and civic events were canceled as an ice storm made travel dangerous.

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generally less than advertised, although the National Weather Service warned that the best chance for ice was to be overnight Friday into early Saturday. The Weather Service stuck to its forecast of ice totals ranging from ¼-inch to ¾-inch, but it said alternating waves of wet and freezing rain could limit accumulation before temperatures rise to near 40 Sunday afternoon. Until then, they were expected to hover near freezing. The high Friday was 31. As of Friday evening, the Weather Service reported ¼-inch of ice in Catawissa, in eastern Franklin County and 1/5-inch in St. Louis and Freeburg. Many locations had about 1/10th inch. Ameren had mustered all 1,000 of its line-repair and tree-trimming workers on 16-hour shifts, but outages were surprisingly few. About 9,000 customers were without power at midday Friday afternoon, almost of them in and near Park Hills, Mo., and Carbondale, Ill. By 5 p.m., workers had restored power to all but 2,400.

About one-third of the flights to and from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Friday were cancelled or delayed. MetroLink operated a normal schedule through most of the day. The storm formed in Oklahoma and Texas and moved into eastern Missouri shortly before dawn, generally along and to the south of Interstate 44. Icy roads were reported before dawn in Washington and Jeferson Counties, moving slowly into St. Louis County and the Metro East. There were several minor accidents along Interstate 55 in south St. Louis County. One fatality was reported Friday. The Missouri Highway Patrol said Tiffany Jackson, 33, of Crystal City, was killed shortly before 9 a.m Friday on Interstate 55 south of U.S. Highway 67 in Jefferson County. The patrol reported she was northbound too fast for conditions when she lost control of her 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer on an icy overpass, skidded of the road and struck several trees. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The patrol said Jackson was not wearing a safety belt. Mercy St. Louis Hospital in Creve Coeur reported that its emergency room treated

nine people for falls — not much more than a typical day, a spokeswoman said. Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis reported normal emergency room traic. The Weather Service notes that several factors could help limit the actual accumulation — the temperatures near 70 on Tuesday and Wednesday that warmed the ground, daytime highs Friday and Saturday around freezing, and the lack of strong winds. Charley Kelly, a Weather Service forecaster, said ground-temperature readings at its office in Weldon Spring had been in the 40s before the cold front moved in before dawn Thursday. The precipitation stuck as ice to cars, handrails and staircases because ground temperatures were below freezing while rain fell from warmer, moist air aloft. Kelly said readings from Lambert on Friday morning reported temperatures of about 40 degrees at 5,000 feet, 10 degrees

warmer than at the airport. Gov. Eric Greitens, who had mustered more than 500 Missouri National Guard soldiers on Thursday to deal with the storm, held a news conference Friday in Jefferson City and thanked Missourians for staying off the roads. His office and state officials referred to the storm as “Winter Storm Jupiter,” a designation used by the Weather Channel. The Weather Service listed a 50 percent chance of freezing rain Saturday with a high of 33, and more freezing rain likely early Sunday with a low of 30. The high Sunday will be about 36, and Monday’s high is forecast at 56. There is a 70 percent chance of rain for Monday, the commemoration of the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tim O’Neil • 314-340-8132 @timoneilpd on Twitter toneil@post-dispatch.com

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missing 12-year-old alone late Friday in a vacant house just two blocks from where she had disappeared early Wednesday en route to her school bus stop, police said. At a press conference less than an hour after Kameill Taylor was found on the in the 5300 block of Terry Avenue, police Lt. Perri Johnson ofered few details about her recovery but did say she was conscious when she was found and taken to a hospital. “The one thing we know is that

she did not go into that building on her own,” Johnson said. He also said: “We believe she was in there during the duration of the time she was missing.” He said the girl was found as searchers went from vacant building to vacant building in her neighborhood. She was found upstairs in the va- Kameill cant building with her Taylor back pack. Hours earlier, Johnson had issued a public appeal for information on Kameill’s disappearance. “If you think you know anything — any little detail, no de-

tail is too small — please, please give us a call,” said Johnson, who heads the police department’s juvenile division. Kameill left her home in the 5300 block of Labadie Avenue, near Union Boulevard, about 6:10 a.m. Wednesday. She was supposed to meet a friend and then walk to the bus stop about three blocks away at Maitt Avenue and Union, but she never showed up at her friend’s house or at Carr Lane Middle School. Her mother said Wednesday that it was unusual behavior for Kameill, who was chosen student

of the month at her school for December. “She loved going to school,” said Shonta Taylor, 31. “She was bubbly and energetic. She was not wild or the kind of girl who would get in trouble.” Johnson said detectives immediately began their investigation Wednesday after Shonta Taylor notified police between around 4 p.m. that Kameill was missing. Witnesses saw her leave her house going toward the bus stop. A camera covering the bus stop yielded no clues because Kameill never made it there, Johnson said. Investigators were out Friday

night retracing their steps and researching vacant homes, alleyways and dumpsters surrounding Kameill’s home, Johnson said. “We have investigators out there right now combing the streets looking for this young lady,” he said. “This weather is getting bad — we really, really want to find her and we’re praying that we find her in a safe manner.” Kameill’s disappearance was unusual because police hadn’t found any evidence hinting at what might have happened, Johnson said.

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generally less than advertised, although the National Weather Service warned that the best chance for ice was to be overnight Friday into early Saturday. The Weather Service stuck to its forecast of ice totals ranging from 1/4-inch to 3/4-inch, but it said alternating waves of wet and freezing rain could limit accumulation before temperatures rise to near 40 Sunday afternoon. Until then, they were expected to hover near freezing. The high Friday was 31. As of Friday evening, the Weather Service reported 1/4-inch of ice in Catawissa, in eastern Franklin County and 1/5-inch in St. Louis and Freeburg. Many locations had about 1/10-inch. Ameren had mustered all 1,000 of its line-repair and tree-trimming workers on 16-hour shifts, but outages were surprisingly few. About 9,000 customers were without power at midday Friday afternoon, almost of them in and near Park Hills, Mo., and Carbondale, Ill. By 5 p.m., workers had restored power to all but 2,400. About one-third of the flights to and from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Friday were cancelled or delayed. MetroLink operated a normal schedule through most of the day. The storm formed in Oklahoma and Texas and moved into eastern Missouri shortly before dawn, generally along and to the south of Interstate 44. Icy roads were reported before dawn in Washington and Jeferson Counties, moving slowly into St. Louis County and the Metro East. There were several minor accidents along Interstate 55 in south St. Louis County. One fatality was reported Friday. The Missouri Highway Patrol said Tiffany Jackson, 33, of Crystal City, was killed shortly before 9 a.m Friday on Interstate 55 south of U.S. Highway 67 in Jefferson County. The patrol reported she was northbound too fast for conditions when she lost control of her 2005 Chevrolet

Trailblazer on an icy overpass, skidded of the road and struck several trees. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The patrol said Jackson was not wearing a safety belt. Mercy St. Louis Hospital in Creve Coeur reported that its emergency room treated nine people for falls — not much more than a typical day, a spokeswoman said. Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis reported normal emergency room traic. The Weather Service notes that several factors could help limit the actual accumulation — the temperatures near 70 on Tuesday and Wednesday that warmed the ground, daytime highs Friday and Saturday around freezing, and the lack of strong winds. Charley Kelly, a Weather Service forecaster, said ground-temperature readings at its office in Weldon Spring had been in the 40s before the cold front moved in before dawn Thursday. The precipitation stuck as ice to cars, handrails and staircases because ground temperatures were below freezing while rain fell from warmer, moist air aloft. Kelly said readings from Lambert on Friday morning reported temperatures of about 40 degrees at 5,000 feet, 10 degrees warmer than at the airport. Gov. Eric Greitens, who had mustered more than 500 Missouri National Guard soldiers on Thursday to deal with the storm, held a news conference Friday in Jefferson City and thanked Missourians for staying off the roads. His office and state officials referred to the storm as “Winter Storm Jupiter,” a designation used by the Weather Channel. The Weather Service listed a 70 percent chance of freezing rain Saturday with a high of 33, and more freezing rain likely early Sunday with a low of 30. The high Sunday will be about 36, and Monday’s high is forecast at 56. There is a 70 percent chance of rain for Monday, the commemoration of the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Ethics oice, GOP at odds over Trump’s ties Agency director denounced president-elect Friday for retaining business ownership BY LISA REIN Washington Post

President-elect Donald Trump’s refusal to divest from his global business empire has provoked a showdown in Washington over government ethics, pitting a small federal agency tasked with preventing conflicts of interest against the incoming administration and its Republican allies on Capitol Hill. The dispute erupted Friday after a top House Republican demanded to question the director of the independent Office of Government Ethics, who took the unusual step this week of denouncing Trump for retaining ownership of his businesses while transferring management to his sons. With Republicans and Democrats weighing in, the episode has brought unprecedented attention to a usually obscure oice and its director, Walter Shaub Jr., who became an instant sensation

on Twitter and in news headlines this week after he blasted Trump’s plan as “meaningless” and said the president-elect was not meeting the standards set by “the best of his nominees.” House Republicans reacted swiftly, summoning Shaub to appear before the Oversight and Government Reform Committee to answer questions about his oice and his public criticism of Trump. Shaub made the remarks at the Brookings Institution on Wednesday, hours after the president-elect and his attorneys had laid out the business plan at a press conference. By late Thursday, Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, had sent Shaub a letter summoning him to appear before lawmakers in a closed-door, transcribed interview much like a deposition. But ethics experts and Democrats on Capitol Hill said the letter, by noting that the ethics oice is up for reauthorization by Congress, was a veiled

threat to slash its budget unless Shaub changes his rhetoric. “I want to talk about the whole department,” Chafetz said in an interview. “Mr. Shaub has taken a very aggressive stance on issues he’s never looked at. He’s raised a bunch of eyebrows.” He called Shaub, appointed by President Barack Obama to a five-year term that ends in a year, “a bit of a hothead.” The lawmaker said he had not yet decided whether to ask Shaub to testify at a public committee hearing; he wants to hear what he says during the closed-door hearing, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, he said. Senate M inority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., came to Shaub’s defense, accusing Chafetz of an “attempt to intimidate” Shaub and his agency. “Mr. Chafetz’s attempt to intimidate the oice is deplorable and would be a distraction that would make it harder for OGE

to do its already difficult job,” Schumer said in a statement. “It is totally out of line when Americans want clean and accountable government. Mr. Chafetz should instead focus on his job and let Mr. Shaub and OGE focus on theirs.” Shaub’s supporters are calling him a hero, pushed by Trump’s tangle of potential conflicts to uphold his duty as a public oicial and call out a plan he believes is unethical, if legal. “He’s put ethics front and center on the policy agenda,” said Norm Eisen, who served as ethics counselor to Obama. “No one has taken a more courageous action, especially given that he’s going to be working for Trump in eight days.” The nonpartisan ethics oice, with just 75 employees and a $16 million budget, has always been seen and not heard as its lawyers advise incoming presidents, their Cabinet nominees and other officials on how to avoid conflicts

of interest. In the swirl of controversy over potential conflicts related to Trump’s real estate and branding business, Shaub is presenting himself as an unlikely counterweight to the power of the incoming president. Shaub, 57, is a career ethics lawyer whose outspokenness during the presidential transition has caught colleagues by surprise. He is, they say, cautious by nature and concerned with protecting the confidentiality of the public oicials he works with. Before nomination hearings for Trump’s cabinet began this week, Shaub accused Republicans of rushing through some nominees before his staff had finished vetting their financial disclosure documents. He sent a letter to Senate Democrats and did not include Republicans, further raising GOP suspicions about his motives.

Democrats go after Comey

Who was that British spy?

Questions also raised about Flynn’s contacts

‘Competent professional operator’ has sterling record

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calling for FBI Director James Comey’s resignation after a closed-door briefing on intelligence experts’ Russian hacking report Friday, during which members say Comey stonewalled them about whether the FBI is investigating alleged links between President-elect Donald Trump and the Russian government. Democrats accused Comey of being “inconsistent” for refusing to confirm or deny whether or not the FBI was investigating alleged links between Trump and the Kremlin, despite his willingness to frequently update Congress on the status of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. They described the exchange with Comey as “contentious” and even “combative,” while leaders accused him of using a double standard. “One standard was applied to the Russians and another standard applied to Hillary Clinton,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who one member described as “just outraged” at Comey’s resistance to questions. Pelosi “really let Comey have it” during the meeting, the member said, who spoke on background because the meeting was classified. Pelosi and other Democratic leaders excoriated Comey for his stubbornness but stopped short of calling for his head — pressing the FBI director to take up an investigation into what “leverage” Russia might have over Trump, even as they questioned Comey’s integrity. “I think the American people are owed the truth,” Pelosi said. Also Friday, a senior U.S. official said Michael Fynn, Trump’s national security adviser, and Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. have been in frequent contact in recent weeks, including on the day the administration of President Barack Obama hit Moscow with sanctions in retaliation for election-related hacking. Flynn’s contact with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak raises questions about whether the incoming administration helped to shape Moscow’s response to the sanctions — unexpectedly, Russia declined to retaliate. More broadly, the contact suggests the Trump team has already begun to lay the groundwork for its promised closer relationship with Moscow. Late Friday, Senate Select Committee

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Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak in 2013. He has had been in contact with incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Michael T. Flynn, the incoming national security adviser, spoke with the Russian ambassador to the United States the day that President Barack Obama issued sanctions against Moscow.

on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and ranking member Mark Warner, D-Va., said that the committee would investigate “any intelligence regarding links between Russia and individuals associated with political campaigns.” The Associated Press contributed to this report.

• Christopher Steele, the one-time British spy who has compiled an explosive dossier on President-elect Donald Trump, is a well-regarded operative who wouldn’t make up stories to satisfy his clients, according to diplomatic and intelligence experts who know him. Steele, 52, worked for MI6, Britain’s overseas intelligence agency, and served in Moscow in the early 1990s. After leaving the agency, he and a partner started Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd. in 2009. The firm provides strategic advice, gathers intelligence and conducts cross-border investigations, according to its website. “I know him as a very competent, professional operator who left the secret service and is now operating his own private company,” Andrew Wood, Britain’s ambassador to Russia from 1995 to 2000, told the BBC on Friday. “I do not think he would make things up. I don’t think he would, necessarily, always draw correct judgment, but that’s not the same thing.” In a tweet Friday, Trump described the “phony allegations” as having been compiled by his political opponents and a “failed spy afraid of being sued.” He did not mention Steele, who has gone into hiding, by name. The dossier was reportedly produced as opposition research for the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and was being discussed in Washington as early as October, even though its details weren’t widely reported until this week. The report contains unproven information on close coordination between Trump’s inner circle and the Russians about hacking into Democratic accounts — as well as unproven claims about unusual sexual activities by Trump attributed to anonymous sources. The Associated Press has not authenticated any of the claims. Wood is now an associate fellow at the think tank Chatham House and is a consultant for companies with interests in Russia. Three British intelligence officers interviewed by The Associated Press described Steele as well-regarded in the intelligence community, with excellent Russian skills and high-level sources. Although Steele wasn’t a senior figure in MI6, one of the oicials said that because of Steele’s experience on the Russia desk and the high-level contacts he had during his time in Moscow, he was

brought in to help with the case of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian secret service oicer and Kremlin critic who was poisoned in 2006 in London with polonium-210, a radioactive substance. The official, who worked primarily on Eastern Europe, said he had no other details of Steele’s involvement in the case. James Nixey, the head of Chatham House’s Russia and Eurasia program, told the AP that parts of the document created by Steele “read exactly as reports from the secret services.” “Some of the practices which we know and which are confirmed to have happened during Soviet and post-Soviet times are reported in this dossier,” Nixey said, adding that Russia’s denials were also part of a Cold War pattern in which the Kremlin “would outright deny something which is quite plainly true.” All three of the former intelligence oicials, however, cast doubt on whether the material in the report and its level of detail would have come from active sources within Russia. The material, they said, was more likely to have come from conversations with third parties. Wood said it seemed unlikely that Russian operatives intentionally lied to Steele. He added that it was not surprising that he had gone into hiding. “Russia would certainly like to know where he got his information from, assuming his information is basically true and he hasn’t just made it up, which I don’t think for a moment,” Wood said. “And they’re accustomed to take action.” British and Russian intelligence agents have a long history of spying on one another and setting traps. James Hudson, Britain’s former deputy counsel in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, resigned in 2009 after a film emerged showing him with two women thought to be prostitutes. More recently, Britain was involved in a diplomatic flap after a former oicial under then-Prime Minister Tony Blair admitted that British authorities had rigged up a fake rock in Moscow to spy on Russians. Nixey said Moscow was unlikely to have changed its habits “for the simple reason that the Russians believe they are at war with the West.” Anyone, he said, with a “considerable degree of involvement with Russia, goes there frequently on business, is going to be looked at, to a greater or lesser extent.”

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Proits at big banks surge Renewed growth in industry is predicted despite scandal

Banks lead an early rise on Wall Street Real estate, energy and retail shares lag leaders in indexes FrOM NEWS SErVICES

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Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase & Co reported inancial results Friday.

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NEW yOrK • Profits at JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America surged last year, the banks said Friday as the industry receives a boost from a stock market rally that accelerated after the presidential election. The industry is entering what analysts say could be a period of renewed growth as rising interest rates make it easier for banks to earn a profit and President-elect Donald Trump has said he would roll back regulations put in place after the financial crisis that have hampered industry profits. Increased trading levels across U.S. markets, which are near record levels, have also boosted the industry. JPMorgan and Bank of America, two of the largest banks in the world, both beat analysts profit expectations and gave positive forecasts for the future. “The optimism for positive change here at Bank of America and among our customers is palpable,” Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said in a conference call with analysts. The new administration has raised the prospect of corporate tax reform and regulatory changes, Moynihan said. “We’ll have to see how these topics play out, but we are optimistic.” The North Carolina bank reported its largest yearly profit, nearly $18 billion, or $1.50 a share, since the financial crisis. During the fourth quarter,

net income jumped 43 percent to $4.7 billion, or 40 cents a share, compared to the same period in 2015 as Bank of America continued to cut costs. Revenue increased about 2 percent during the quarter to $20 billion. At JPMorgan, CEO, Jamie Dimon, also expressed optimism. “The U.S. economy may be building momentum,” he said in a statement. “Looking ahead there is opportunity for good, rational and thoughtful policy decisions to be implemented, which would spur growth.” In a conference call, Dimon said he was “comforted” that Trump had picked “professionals” for his administration, including Treasury Department nominee Steven Mnuchin. “Give him some time,” said Dimon, who is serving on Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum. JPMorgan’s profits jumped 24 percent during the fourth quarter to $6.73 billion, or $1.71 a share, compared with a profit of $5.43 billion, or $1.32 a share, during the same period a year ago. For the entire year, profits were up about 1 percent to $24.7 ($6.18 a share) billion while revenue reached more than $95 billion. Meanwhile, Wells Fargo lagged its competitors as it continues to recover from a sales scandal that put it in the crosshairs of lawmakers and sparked several federal investigations. Last September, the bank admitted that thousands of low-level employees

had set up sham accounts to meet sales quotas. In some cases, the customers were charged various fees for accounts they did not know existed. The bank has apologized repeatedly and refunded more than $3 million to customers for fees they were charged on accounts they didn’t ask for. Earlier this week, the company announced a new pay plan which replaces the sales goals. But the scandal appears to still be weighing on its bottom line. Wells Fargo opened 40 percent fewer checking accounts and 43 percent fewer credit cards in December compared with the same period in 2015. It reported a 4 percent dip in profits last year, $21.9 billion, or $3.99 a share, compared with $22.9 billion, or $4.12 a share, in 2015. Revenue increased about 3 percent to $88.3 billion. During the fourth quarter, net income dipped to $5.3 billion, or 96 cents a share, at the San Francisco bank compared with $5.6 billion ($1.03) during the same period in 2015. Revenue was flat during the quarter at about $21 billion. “We continued to make progress in the fourth quarter in rebuilding the trust of our customers, team members and other key stakeholders,” CEO Tim Sloan said in a statement. “While we have more work to do, I am proud of the efort of our entire team to make things right for our customers and team members and to continue building a better Wells Fargo for the future.”

mostly higher Friday, propelling the Nasdaq composite index to its fourth record high this week. Investors welcomed quarterly earnings from JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo, all of which reported results that exceeded Wall Street’s expectations. Financial stocks also benefited from an upward move in bond yields, which will lead to higher interest rates on loans. Real estate stocks were the biggest laggard. Shares in energy companies also closed lower as crude oil prices declined. Mixed data on U.S. retail sales weighed on department store stocks. Friday’s crop of company earnings kicks off several weeks of corporate earnings reports, giving investors new insight into the health of Corporate America and the economy. “We all thought financials would do well,” said J.J. Kinahan, TD Ameritrade’s chief strategist. “Now how about the other areas of the economy? The Nasdaq Composite added 0.48 percent to a record-high close of 5,574.12, bringing its gain so far this year to 3.55 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 0.03 percent to 19,885.73, while the S&P 500 gained 0.18 percent to 2,274.64. For the week, the Dow fell 0.4 percent, the S&P 500 shed 0.1 percent and the Nasdaq gained 1 percent. The biggest boost to the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq on Friday was provided by Facebook, which jumped 1.36 percent after Raymond James upgraded the stock. The combined profit of S&P 500 companies is expected to have risen 6.2 percent in the fourth quarter, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. The S&P 500 is trading at 17 times expected earnings, compared to its 10-year average of 14, according to Thomson Reuters Datastream. “We’ve come a long way very quickly so there’s scope for a pullback, but overall the outlook for 2017 is relatively positive,” said Jon Adams, senior investment strategist at BMO Global Asset Management. The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.

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TRACK YOUR STOCKS AND GET THE LATEST NEWS • STLTODAY.COM /BUSINESS U.S. stocks rose Friday, led by banks, which climbed following strong earnings reports and higher interest rates. Stocks that pay big dividends fell as investors bought bonds instead because of their increased yields. The Nasdaq composite set an all-time high.

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More pay, greater conidence lift U.S. retail sales 0.6 percent Auto sales jumped 2.4 pct. in December; biggest gain since April FROM NEWS SERVICES

WASHINGTON • Americans stepped up their auto buying and online shopping in December, reflecting a boost in confidence after the election and a solid increase in pay. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent, following a small 0.2 percent gain in November, the Commerce Department said Friday. Most of the strength was in auto sales, which jumped 2.4 percent in December, the biggest gain since April. Gas station sales rose 2 percent, largely because of higher prices. Excluding autos and gas, retail sales overall were flat. Some economists were disappointed by that figure and said it suggested that many consumers remain cautious. “Retail sales appear healthy enough, but looking past the headline there are a few concerns about the strength of consumer spending,” said Paul Ashworth, an economist at Capital Economics. Yet “with consumer confidence surging to multi-year highs after the election and wage growth still solid, there is no reason to suspect that consumption growth is going to weaken in the first half of this year.” And there were other areas of strength outside autos. Online retailers in particular reported better sales. Home and garden centers, furniture stores and sporting goods retailers also saw sales grow. The healthy spending was likely fueled by soaring consumer confidence, which has jumped after the election to the highest level in nearly a decade. Small businesses are also more bullish. And Americans’ paychecks are getting fatter: Average hourly pay rose 2.9 percent in December from a year earlier, the most in seven years.

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An H&M store in New York advertises a sale Wednesday. The Commerce Department released on Friday retail sales data for December.

Earlier this month, automakers reported that sales reached a record high of 17.6 million in 2016. With interest rates rising, however, many industry experts forecast that sales will plateau and possibly slip this year. The data reflected the ongoing struggles of traditional brick-and-mortar retail chains as Internet merchants gobble up more market share. Department store sales fell 0.6 percent and electronics and appliance stores reported a 0.5 percent drop. Yet sales jumped 1.3 percent in a category that mostly consists of online retailers but also includes catalog companies. For all of 2016, online sales jumped 13.2 percent, three times the gain of all retail sales. Those trends were sharply in focus in the past two weeks as clothing retailer The Limited announced that it would close all 250 of its stores, costing 4,000 jobs. That followed department store chain Macy’s decision to close 68 stores and cut 10,000 jobs. Sears also said last week that it would close another 150 stores. Amazon, meanwhile, said Thursday that it would add

100,000 jobs over the next 18 months as it expands its warehouse and logistics capabilities. Also on Friday, the National Retail Federation said holiday sales rose a better-than expected 4 percent to $658.3 billion. The increase, for the months of November and December, was fueled by the improving economy and attractive deals from retailers. Online sales were a big driver of the increase, rising 12.6 percent to $122.9 billion versus NRF’s estimate of 7-10 percent growth. The NRF had forecast overall retail sales for November and December, excluding autos, gasoline and dining out, to increase 3.6 percent to $655.8 billion. “The economy was clearly stronger in the fall and consumers were more active during the holiday season than they had been earlier in the year,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.


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Concert • The Dawn Weber Trio presents a salute to AfricanAmerican composers on the weekend of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Trumpet virtuoso Dawn Weber has performed in St. Louis since the late 1990s. 4 p.m. Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place. 314-367-0367 Forum on faith • With “The Next Christendom,” Eden Seminary professor Mai-Ahn Le Tran will lead a forum on deining Christian identity in the midst of the growing diversity of religious belief and ailiation in the United States. 8:30 a.m. Bethel Lutheran Church, 7001 Forsyth Boulevard at Big Bend Boulevard. Race and Grace • This four-week series provides attendees with the opportunity to relect on the internal questions that progressive-minded people of all races are forced to face almost daily. 10:30 a.m. Kirkwood United Church of Christ, 1603 Dougherty Ferry Road. 314-822-2240 Towards Justice Forum • ArchCity Defenders, a nonproit civil rights law irm, will talk about its commitment to legal advocacy as it works toward reform of our legal system throughout the region. 11:30 a.m. First Unitarian Church, 5007 Waterman Boulevard.

MONday MLK event • For Martin Luther King Day, Wellspring Church in Ferguson and The Gathering in Clayton, in partnership with The Walker Leadership Institute at Eden Theological Seminary, have a day of learning and engagement. 6:30 p.m. Wellspring Church 33 South Florissant Road. 314-5214217 MLK celebration • Guests are the Rev. Arbie Peterson and Memorial Tabernacle Christian Life Center. 10 a.m. Southern Mission Baptist Church, 8171 Wesley Avenue. 314521-3951

tuESday Women’s Bible Study • In this six-session video Bible study, best-selling author Lysa TerKeurst helps women to explore the roots of rejection, the lies we believe as a result, and the truth about who God is and who we are. Free child care available with pre-registration. 9 a.m. St. John Church, 15800 Manchester Road in Ellisville. 636-779-2357

tHurSday Support group • GriefShare is for those who have lost a loved one. 7 p.m. Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church, 12928 Ladue Road. 314-434-0753 The Daniel Plan: Book Study • Video-based sessions seek to help participants incorporate healthy choices into their lifestyle. 7 p.m. St. John Church, 15800 Manchester Road. 636779-2348

FrIday Gospel concert • An evening of gospel music brought to you by Kim Massie and her Solid Senders. $15. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The Beale on Broadway, 701 South Broadway Submit event listings for free online at events.stltoday.com by registering on the site and following instructions. Only online submissions are accepted.

By FrEdErICK CLarKSON Religion News Service

By calendrical coincidence, we have two national celebrations this Jan. 16. One is the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the best-known and honored figures of the 20th century. The other is the birth of religious freedom in America — celebrated as Religious Freedom Day, which by an act of Congress commemorates the 18th-century enactment of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. The day is recognized in an annual proclamation by the president and is highlighted by a variety of religious, educational and civil rights groups around the country. Since religious freedom has become one of the central issues of our time, was featured in the presidential campaign of Donald Trump and will very likely be part of the debate in the next Congress and beyond, this is an opportune moment for us to reflect on the meaning of religious freedom in our history. First, let’s note that religious freedom is the source of the other freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and the First Amend-

ment. Free speech and a free press — and just about everything else — would not be possible without this right to think freely, to believe as we will, and to change our minds free from the undue influence of government or powerful religious institutions. Indeed, this right to believe differently from the rich and the powerful allows for the possibility of social change, and as King knew, even to see the promised land of freedom and justice for all. The Virginia Statute, authored by Thomas Jefferson in 1777 and shepherded through the Legislature by James Madison in 1786, made the state the first in history to ensure complete religious freedom and equality. The statute is widely regarded as the foundation for how the framers of the Constitution (and later the First Amendment) approached matters of religion and government. The statute’s declaration that citizens may believe as they will and that this “shall in no wise diminish, enlarge, or afect their civil capacities” adds further clarity to the intentions of Jeferson and his allies in creating founding documents that are rooted in religious freedom and separation of church

and state. Jeferson understood the historic significance of this breakthrough for liberty and asked that he be remembered on his tombstone for just three things in his remarkable life: authoring the Virginia Statute, the Declaration of Independence and the founding of the University of Virginia. Religious freedom was one of the signature accomplishments of the American Revolution. Throughout the Colonial era, the Anglican Church in Virginia had brutally suppressed religious minorities, notably Baptists and Presbyterians. The statute made religious equality the new standard of justice. Still, the principle entered our culture and laws only in fits and starts. It’s fair to say we are still working on it. And of course, freedom of religion in the era of the Founding Fathers did not mean freedom for all and in all respects, as African and Native American slaves, women and people who were not landowners could attest. Nor did the principle eliminate religious prejudice and discrimination. But what it did do was facilitate every struggle for advances in human and civil rights ever since.

King understood this. In his 1963 Letter from a Birmingham Jail, he acknowledged the source of his movement in “the Negro church.” He wrote, for example, that the students who staged sitins in a campaign to desegregate lunch counters in the South were “standing up for the best in the American dream and the most sacred values in our Judeo-Christian heritage.” Five years later, in his last sermon, delivered just hours before his death, he again recalled how the lunch counter sit-ins took “the whole nation back to those great wells of democracy which were dug deep by the Founding Fathers…” “We know through painful experience,” King wrote in his Birmingham letter, “that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor. It must be demanded by the oppressed.” This Jan. 16, let’s consider the legacies of both King and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom together in the bright light of our history. Clarkson is senior fellow for religious freedom at Political Research Associates and author of “Eternal Hostility: The Struggle Between Theocracy and Democracy”

THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY: ‘WAR ON RELIGION’ OR ‘AMAZING GRACE’? By adELLE M. BaNKS Religion News Service

WaSHINGtON • He had done it

before, after Tucson, Aurora, Fort Hood and Sandy Hook: taken on the mantle of the pastor-in-chief before a crowd of mourners for lives taken too soon by a man with a gun. But when President Barack Obama stood among AfricanAmerican bishops in Charleston, S.C., to eulogize the minister slain with eight of his flock after welcoming the stranger to their Bible study, what he did was unlike anything he’d done before. After eulogizing the Rev. Clementa Pinckney and discussing the moral and spiritual dimensions of racial hatred and gun violence, the president broke out into the first stanza of “Amazing Grace,” bringing the overflow crowd in Charleston’s TD Arena along with him. “It was like — wow. Wow,” said Bishop Vashti McKenzie, who was standing just behind Obama when he spoke at the funeral on June 26, 2015. McKenzie, who heads the African Methodist Episcopal Church’s General Board, said the speech was an answer to those who questioned if this president — who some had thought was reticent about his faith and about his role as the nation’s first black president — was a Christian. “It reminded us that he is a man of faith,” the bishop added. “And it said a lot for his faith and it said a lot to the faith community.” But aside from that noteworthy moment, the 44th president has had successes and failures in calming the nation’s culture wars. “It’s been a mixed legacy” for both sides of a divided country, said former White House staffer Michael Wear, author of the forthcoming book “Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House about the Future of Faith in America.” One of Obama’s earliest executive orders kept open the doors of the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships started by his predecessor George W. Bush under a slightly diferent name. Over the course of eight years, beneficiaries of governmentfunded religious social services have won greater religious liberty protections and an interfaith college initiative has grown to include hundreds of campuses involved in service projects. His advisory councils of religious and secular leaders have included transgender, Sikh and evangelical members, and have promoted goals such as eliminating poverty, preventing lead poisoning, and improving relations between communities and law enforcement. But the administration also

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President Barack Obama sings “Amazing Grace” during services honoring the life of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney on June 26, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. Pinckney was killed in the shooting at Emanuel AME Church.

maintained a rule that has roiled church-state separation activists because it allows governmentfunded religious organizations to hire based on faith. It was a rule Obama had promised to change. “If you get a federal grant, you can’t use that grant money to proselytize to the people you help and you can’t discriminate against them — or against the people you hire — on the basis of their religion,” he said in 2008. For the Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, it was a big disappointment. “There’s no question that the worst provision, the worst policy contained now in both the Bush setup of the program and the Obama continuance of it was this absolutely indefensible permitting of discrimination by religious recipients of tax dollars,” he said. Some of those who favored maintaining that hiring rule were concerned when he signed a 2014 executive order providing protections for sexual orientation and gender identity to LGBT employees of companies that do federal government work. “They make it more murky because here are categories that overlap significantly with religion,” said Stanley Carlson-Thies, senior director of the Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance. “So where is the line that can be drawn on that?” Obama’s support of reproductive rights brought out his fiercest critics on the religious right. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins wrote in December that with half of U.S. states permitting elective abortion as part of the Affordable Care Act, it was “failing millions of pro-life Americans who don’t want their taxes subsidizing insurance that covers the brutal killing of innocent unborn babies.” Republican nominee Mitt Rom-

ney, whom Obama defeated in 2012, accused the president of starting a “war on religion” with the ACA’s contraception mandate, which has prompted some 100 lawsuits by religious opponents. On gay marriage, Obama cited his faith as he shifted his position to ultimately supporting it. “[I]t’s also the golden rule, you know? Treat others the way you’d want to be treated,” he told ABC News. The transition was hailed by religious progressives but posed a dilemma for others, including many religious black people. A f r i ca n -A m e r i ca n c l e rg y praised the expansion of health care to the uninsured as well as the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which provided mentors for many black and Latino boys. But “there was heartache in many corners” over the president’s switch on same-sex marriages, said McKenzie, whose AME Church does not sanction them. On Islam, Lynn of Americans United credits Obama for distinguishing between most Muslims and terrorists who claim to be defending the faith. “I think that his eforts to make it clear that you cannot blame an entire religion — Islam — for the acts of some people who at least claim an affiliation with that — those are very powerful statements,” he said. Despite talking at prayer breakfasts about his belief in the birth, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, Obama couldn’t seem to shake the notion in some Americans’ minds that he was a Muslim. As recently as 2015, more than a quarter of U.S. residents — and 43 percent of Republicans — surveyed said they thought he was. Wear, an evangelical Christian who worked in the faith-based office, said he and other White House staffers at times fielded emails — even one about rumors that the president was holding Muslim prayers on the South Lawn

— from people questioning the president’s faith. But, as in the case of his Charleston eulogy, when the president chose to speak about his faith, those were remarks people remembered — and wished his opponents had noticed. “I always thought, boy, if certain critics of the president would just hear what the president said without knowing who it was, they would say, ‘I wonder if this is soand-so preacher that I really admire,’” said Carlson-Thies, referring to Obama’s words at Easter prayer breakfasts the president hosted at the White House. Infrequent churchgoing also prompted questions. Wear, who early on scoped out potential churches for the first family to join, said the decision not to have a Washington congregational home prevented a “logistical nightmare” for any church that might have been chosen. On inclusiveness, he was the first president to include “nonbelievers” in an inaugural address, to light the diya, an oil lamp that symbolizes good overcoming evil during the Hindu holiday of Diwali, and to issue a statement on Vesak, a day honoring Buddha. Legal expert Douglas Laycock said the president’s administration mostly worked to lift up religion’s place in society. At last year’s meeting of the Religion News Association, he cited examples such as the Justice Department’s siding with the town of Greece, N.Y., whose sectarian prayers were affirmed by the Supreme Court, as well as supporting churches in zoning battles and prisoners’ rights cases. “They’ve been right on religion and right on religious liberty more often than they have been wrong,” said Laycock, of the University of Virginia School of Law. “And however you characterize the scorecard, it is nothing like a war on religion.”


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Chance for peace is at all-time low Eight years of unsuccessful Mideast diplomacy closes this weekend

DIGEST U.S. eases Sudan sanctions The United States will ease some inancial sanctions against Sudan in recognition of what the administration of President Barack Obama says are small areas of improvement in ighting terrorism and other U.S. goals, the White House announced Friday. The move, which lifts elements of a U.S. trade embargo in place since the administration of President Bill Clinton, is a show of goodwill toward the government of longtime Sudanese leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir. In a letter to Congress announcing the executive action, Obama credited “Sudan’s positive actions over the past 6 months.” The action would leave in place the U.S. branding of Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism as well as a raft of economic and political sanctions. Iraqi forces take control of university complex • Iraqi special forces raised the Iraqi lag above buildings within the Mosul University complex Friday as they battled Islamic State militants for control of the city, according to senior Iraqi oicers and the U.S.-led coalition. The troops entered the university grounds in the morning hours, according to special forces Brig. Gen. Haider Fadhil and Maj. Gen. Sami al-Aridi. The terrorist group’s “days in Mosul are quickly coming to an end,” said U.S. Army Col. John Dorrian, a spokesman for the U.S.led anti-IS coalition.

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President Barack Obama listens to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem in 2013.

BY MATTHEW LEE associated Press

WASHINGTON • Eight years of unsuccessful Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy by the administration of President Barack Obama will come to a crashing end this weekend, with chances for a Mideast peace deal at perhaps their lowest ebb in a generation. A Paris peace conference attended by Secretary of State John Kerry isn’t expected to produce any tangible progress. At a time when President-elect Donald Trump’s administration is promising a fundamental shift toward Israel, the State Department said Kerry was participating in the French-hosted event only to ensure that America’s interest in a two-state solution to the conflict is preserved. The blunt statement reinforced the dwindling hopes for a diplomatic breakthrough. Kerry “feels obliged to be there because we have an interest in advancing a two-state solution, and we also have an interest in ensuring that whatever happens in this conference is constructive and balanced,” department spokesman Mark Toner said. No one expects a plan to emerge that

could lead to new Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. More than 70 countries are attending, though neither Israel nor the Palestinians, and the U.S. is primarily focused on shielding the Jewish state from unfair criticism and ensuring that concerns about Palestinian incitement to violence aren’t ignored. But the administration may find its voice dismissed. Though the U.S. received credit from close allies in Europe and elsewhere for abstaining from a December U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, America’s partners have grown tired with its leadership on the peace process. Obama’s efforts in 2009-2010 and 2013-2014 both failed. Kerry and other administration officials fear an even worse scenario emerging: the incoming Trump administration’s moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and ending Washington’s longstanding opposition to Israeli settlements on land claimed by the Palestinians. The embassy relocation would be the symbolic gesture. Trump and his choice to be ambassador to Israel have tele-

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Preschool slammed over reindeer slaughter outing • A preschool in Arctic Norway is facing online criticism for taking 5-year-old children on an outing to view the slaughter and skinning of reindeer at a nearby farm. The criticism erupted on Facebook after the school posted photos of eight children looking at reindeers, a culled animal hanging above a blood pool, a child dragging bloodied skins in the snow and snowsuit-clad children tossing carcass bits into a container. Dag Olav Stoelan, head of the Granstubben Barnehage preschool, says Tuesday’s trip aimed to teach children about the indigenous Sami, many of whom are involved in reindeer herding.

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OF THE DECADE: #9 DAVID ECKSTEIN

Eckstein makes the All-Star team and wins the World Series MVP award in Busch’s irst season.

graphed the commitment, which would ostensibly recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital after decades of insisting that the city’s status must be determined by direct negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians. A shift on settlements could prove more dramatic, making a Palestinian state all but impossible to cobble together. Kerry’s biggest decision in Paris may be a political one: whether to sign the concluding document if it includes a specific warning to Trump against moving the embassy. The Palestinians, Arab nations and others are pushing the issue, fearing the U.S. move could spark a new conflagration in an already inflamed region. French officials say the warning could be in the document. Kerry’s signature would be a shot across the bow of Trump’s foreign policy and further undercut President Barack Obama’s promises for a smooth transition of power. Republicans and even many Democratic lawmakers reacted angrily to the administration’s U.N. vote in December and a subsequent speech by Kerry on the Israeli-Palestinian impasse.

No deal in Gambian crisis • No deal was reached Friday in last-ditch attempts by a regional mediation team to persuade Gambia’s longtime leader to step down, and although mediation will continue, the inauguration next week of the elected opposition coalition leader will go forward, the spokesman for the coalition, Halifa Sallah, said. Meanwhile, the African Union announced it will cease to recognize President Jammeh as Gambia’s legitimate leader as of Jan. 19, when his mandate expires.

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he Most Valuable Player of the 2006 World Series, this 5-foot-6 mighty mite was equal to the task defensively even though there were concerns his arm might not be strong enough. At bat, he was the Cardinals’ leadoff man for three seasons, from 2005-07, hitting .297 in that time but .320 for his two seasons in Busch III and .302 for his one year at the older Busch. That included a memorable, walkoff grand slam to beat the Atlanta Braves. Eckstein had a .357 on-base percentage as a Cardinal and batted .364 in the 2006 World Series.

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BEIRUT • The convoy of vehicles was driving on a dirt road in northwestern Syria when the aerial attack by the U.S.led coalition struck, turning the vehicles into balls of fire and the people inside into charred corpses. Among the eight dead was Khattab alQahtani, a senior al-Qaida official from the Persian Gulf region with reported ties to Osama bin Laden, as well as a Syrian alQaida commander from the country’s east and a militant belonging to the Turkistan Islamic Party, a faction of Chinese jihadis fighting in Syria. The New Year’s Day attack was the first in a wave of airstrikes that has targeted al-Qaida’s ailiate in Syria at an unprecedented rate, killing more than 50 militants allied with the international terror group since the beginning of the year. In the throes of a brutal civil war now in its sixth year, Syria has one of the largest and most active concentrations of alQaida fighters in the world. The U.S.-led coalition has been targeting the extremist group for years, hunting some of its most senior oicials, including members of the so-called Khorasan group, which Washington describes as an internal branch of al-Qaida that plans attacks against Western interests. It’s not clear what is behind the recent surge in targeted killings. Analysts say that since al-Qaida began recruiting hundreds of fighters in Syria to expand its role in the country’s civil war against President Bashar Assad’s forces, informers might have infiltrated the group, which has also become more visible, setting up command centers and other outposts around northern Syria, making it easier to target. “Had it not been for their agents they wouldn’t have been able to do anything,” a local al-Qaida commander told The Associated Press via text message from northern Syria. “They spray a product on top of the vehicle that cannot be seen with the naked eye but can be detected by the drone,” he said, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with the group’s regulations. The stepped-up attacks could also be linked to a cease-fire brokered by Russia and Turkey that went into efect on Dec. 30, and excludes the Islamic State group and Syria’s al-Qaida affiliate, known as the Fatah al-Sham Front. Turkey and Russia back rival sides in the Syrian conflict and their new push to try to end the war

includes talks between the Syrian government and the opposition to be held later this month in Kazakhstan. In a new development, Russia has invited the incoming Trump administration to participate in the peace talks, part of a process from which President Barack Obama’s administration pointedly has been excluded. U.S. participation, especially if an agreement is reached, would be the first indication of the enhanced U.S.-Russia cooperation that President Vladimir Putin and President-elect Donald Trump have forecast under a Trump administration. The invitation, extended to Trump’s designated national security adviser, Michael Flynn, came in a Dec. 28 phone call to Flynn by Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador in Washington, according to a transition oicial. The oicial said that “no decision was made” during the call and that “I don’t have anything additional on U.S. attendance at this time.” The official spoke on the condition of anonymity based on ground rules set by the transition team. A spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that the United States would attend the talks, according to Turkish media.

‘ON VERGE OF COLLAPSE’ The intensified attacks on al-Qaida come at a time when the Islamic State group, an al-Qaida rival, is under intense pressure and losing territory in Iraq and Syria. Iraqi forces are on the offensive in the northern city of Mosul, the main IS stronghold in Iraq, while U.S.-backed Kurdish-led fighters are marching toward the Syrian city of Raqqa, IS’s de facto capital. “Daesh is on the verge of collapse and this is diverting the attention toward alQaida,” said Dana Jalal, a Sweden-based expert on jihadi groups, referring to IS by its Arabic acronym. “The new RussianTurkish alliance is also leading to fresh intelligence information.” Jalal said Turkey is now sharing intelligence about the al-Qaida affiliate with Russia as well as the U.S.-led coalition. The rise in attacks on al-Qaida fits in with the U.S. government’s contention that it is gaining traction against a range of militant groups, including Fatah al-Sham and IS in Syria and Iraq. The U.S. has also stepped up attacks against IS militants in both countries. The Washington Post contributed to this report.


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Nick’s Rent-a-Gun Barely two weeks into the Missouri Legislature’s session, a leader has emerged in the annual Crazy Gun Proposal contest. Rep. Nick Marshall, a Parkville Republican, is outraged at new metal detectors at the Capitol that help security officers enforce the “no guns” rule. So Marshall has announced he’ll lend a gun to any constituent who feels the need to carry. A sign posted on his office door reads, “Any constituent with a CCW (concealed-carry weapons permit) that was refused to carry into the Capitol may borrow a firearm from Rep. Marshall for the duration of the visit.” Lawmakers, of course, exempted themselves from the guns-inthe-Capitol rule. But this raises some questions: How many guns will Marshall keep on hand for visitors? What if an NRA convention is in town? Does he supply ammo? And what’s with limiting the guns only to permit holders? Is Marshall soft on “constitutional carry”? And finally, what could possibly go wrong?

Release the Queen Missouri’s two U.S. senators, Republican Roy Blunt and Democrat Claire McCaskill, are teaming up for yet another try at getting the Delta Queen riverboat back in the overnight cruise business. It could be that riverboats are a vital part of U.S. commerce. Or it could just be that the Queen’s new home port is in Kimmswick, and this is a narrow parochial kind of deal. Whatever. It’s a good idea. The Delta Queen, launched in 1926, cruised the Mississippi and Ohio rivers for decades, recalling the glory days of the steamship era. After Congress passed the Safety of Life at Sea Act in 1966, forbidding wooden vessels carrying 50 or more passengers from sailing overnight, the Queen got an exemption. Alas, that exemption expired in 2008. Congress has mostly been gridlocked since then, and several efforts to restore the exemption have failed. Now senators from river states are proposing to let the boat sail again, provided that owners rebuild 10 percent of it each year to comply with safety regulations. It would be a boon for 80 other ports-of-call on the nation’s great rivers. Plus — and this is important — watching the Queen dock would be a great excuse to visit Kimmswick and eat pie at the Blue Owl Cafe.

Conservatives are cuter Here’s an outstanding piece of political research from the new edition of the Journal of Public Economics: Conservative politicians tend to be better-looking than liberals. This holds true not just in the United States but Europe and Australia as well. The authors speculate that this is because good-looking people have been shown to make more money than less-attractive ones. They further suggest that good-looking people often are treated better than the rest of us, and thus see the world as a fair place that doesn’t need redistributionist meddling. The bias toward the good-looking is weaker in elections where voters have a lot of information, and stronger in local elections where the only thing voters may know about a candidate is how he or she looks. In a local election, the cuter candidate has an edge of 8 to 20 percent, the study found. Turns out far too many of us still judge the book by its cover.

Plagiarism, the sincerest form of lattery In Ghana, hopes were high that newly inaugurated President Nana Akufo-Addo would be exactly the leader to inspire a new era of prosperity. Little did they know that Akufo-Addo attended the Melania Trump School of Public Speaking in preparation for his Jan. 7 inaugural address. The new president asked Ghanaians “to be citizens — citizens, not spectators; citizens, not subjects; responsible citizens building your communities and our nation.” He added, “Though our challenges are fearsome, so are our strengths. Ghanaians have ever been a restless, questing, hopeful people. And we must bring to our task today the vision and will of those who came before us.” Inspiring stuff. Except that the first quote came, word-forword, from President George W. Bush’s 2001 inaugural address. The second quote was lifted from President Bill Clinton’s 1993 address, except for the substitution of “Ghanaians” for “Americans.” He quickly apologized, but only after Twitter followers across Africa had excoriated him for his blatant plagiarism.

Supercharged It’s hard to say which is the more surprising element of the story about the Metro East man who was caught driving 70 miles per hour over the speed limit. Is it that Benjamin Henke, 27, was allegedly clocked at 125 mph on Illinois Route 111 just after 4 p.m. Wednesday? Or is it that a Ford Focus can reach that speed? The good news part is that no one was injured. Bad news is that it was a friend’s new car and Henke told police he was seeing how fast it would go. A word to the wise, if Henke asks to test drive your car, just say no.

Mink stink Licia Harper snuggled into her grandmother’s $14,000 mink coat a week ago for a nice dinner out at Giovanni’s on the Hill. She checked the coat when she entered but was given another one when she left. Harper, 35, said her grandmother has Alzheimer’s disease and doesn’t get out much anymore so passed the coat with her monogram embroidered into the silk lining down to Harper. When Harper told the coat check attendant she’d gotten the wrong coat back, workers sifted through coats searching for the right one. No dice, and Harper left without a coat. On Monday, Giovanni’s manager found the patron who had gone home with the wrong coat and got the situation straightened out. Same for the coat check attendant. Describing her as an argumentative 17-year-old, Giovanni’s said they had to let her go.

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yOUR VIEWS • LETTERS FROM OUR READERS Smart investments in clean energy can bring much-needed jobs to area Regarding “Questions in coal country” (Jan. 8): Even in Illinois coal communities, Trump’s anticipated impact on industry is a source of debate and underscores the fact that while the reality of climate change could not be clearer, the cost of our leaders’ failure to invest in their workers’ transition to implementing climate change solutions is only growing greater. Last April’s bankruptcy of Peabody Energy, once the world’s largest privately owned coal producer, shows the global trend away from fossil fuels is now crystal clear. Steve Earle, of the United Mine Workers of America, put it this way in your report,“The real culprit here is not necessarily EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) regulations. What we’re competing with is low natural gas prices.” The truth is that the entire world is shifting to less polluting forms of energy. The good news, though, is that clean, affordable renewables have the potential to bring people from all economic backgrounds much-needed, high-paying clean energy jobs, while protecting themselves from the increasing human health and financial costs of climate change and extreme weather. Market realities are moving the world away from the polluting fossil fuels heating our planet. Smart investments can move us to a climate safe future — swiftly, safely and affordably. Dan Teft • Newton, Mass.

‘Liberal’ article illustrates divisions in America that must be overcome The thoughtful Jan. 8 feature on Liberal (“Welcome to conservative Liberal, Mo.”) could have been about any number of small towns I see while driving around Missouri off the interstates. The economic specifics vary, but the story and images are largely the same. Most troubling in the story are the repeated words “them” and “they,” implying unbridgeable divisions. Yet if you get people together, face to face, sharing a community, we find that we are not really so diferent. Our foundations are much the same the world over, much less between one town and the next. We share this state and we share this country. We must not retreat into petty and suspicious tribalism, humanity’s most common condition. It took courage to form a country out of diverse colonies, then hold it together through many adversities and against our primal tendencies. The rewards have been enormous. The challenges we face today and tomorrow will not distinguish among politics, religion or race. A successful response demands reaffirming our national motto, e pluribus unum (out of many, one), as difficult as that may be. We must heed Abraham Lincoln’s warning about “a house divided,” find common ground and build each other up. The alternative will be to learn hard and painful lessons. Ward Silver • St. Charles

Tweets on Streep: Just when you thought Trump’s rants couldn’t get any sillier I thought that our president-elect’s tweets could not get any sillier. However, Donald Trump’s recent tweet calling Meryl Streep an “over-rated actress” has proven me wrong. This, coming from a narcissistic, racist buffoon, surpasses silly. Only an unintelligent child would waste his time with such foolishness. Barbara D. Jones • Maplewood

An open letter to Meryl Streep: Please stick to acting, avoid presidential politics After hearing your tirade to the American people at the Golden Globes, I was taken aback by the way you put down our president-elect, who hasn’t even taken office yet. More of the states went for Donald Trump except for New York and California. I am sorry, but the East Coast and the West Coast do not know how the rest of the country has been feeling for many years. Donald Trump is not the nicest man in the world.

He is rude, pompous and leaves a lot to be desired in terms of beautiful speeches. But he appealed to the poor, unemployed, underemployed, overtaxed and overcharged. How dare you make fun of the very people who pay their hard-earned cash to watch your movies. The best movie nominated for a Golden Globe was “Hacksaw Ridge,” a real story about an American Hero. It barely got a whisper at the awards show. Instead, movies with four-letter words and blatant sexuality were given high praise. Hollywood, no wonder “La La Land” got most of the awards, because you live in a bubble and don’t understand the people you make movies for. I love your movies, Meryl, however, keep your politics to yourself. Joan Deuschle • Eureka

Pruitt would be toxic for our health as president-elect’s head of EPA As shocking as the 2016 presidential election, a man who doesn’t believe in climate change is being nominated to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Though Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt may believe in the technology and science that increases fracking, he doesn’t seem to understand climate change and the many health-related risks that come with fossil fuel use. After years of progress, the EPA’s hard work in restoring and protecting the environment will be at risk if Pruitt takes over as head of the EPA. His lawsuits against the EPA and multiple challenges show that he has no interest in protecting the environment. As a kid, I loved exploring the outdoors, which led to my appreciation of nature. If Pruitt becomes head of the EPA, future generations may not have the chance I did to build a relationship with nature. Pruitt will gain power to increase fossil fuel use, which in turn, will increase air pollution, making it unsafe for people to enjoy the outdoors. If people have unsafe air they won’t appreciate nature and understand the benefits of keeping it protected. I urge Missourians to call Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., to reject Pruitt for the EPA. Olivia Arias • Maplewood

Bingham painting on loan to honor oice of the presidency, not for any one man This letter is in response to the Jan. 10 letter of Ilene Berman (“Don’t link two St. Louis paintings in political controversy”) concerning the loan of the George Caleb Bingham painting,“Verdict of the People,” for display at the Presidential Luncheon after the inauguration. Berman and her colleague, Ivy Cooper, have presented a petition to the Saint Louis Art Museum asking that the loan be rescinded, because “the incoming administration represents something outside the norms of partisan diferences.” While the petitioners ofer no proof of their thesis and badly state our understanding of Bingham’s political series, what they miss is that the painting will be present to honor the oice of the president, not the individual. The painting was selected by Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, the Republican chairman of the Joint Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, in July and approved by the Art Museum in September, long before the outcome of the presidential election was determined. It will be on view at the Presidential Luncheon. The luncheon has been held regularly since 1953, but dates back to the inauguration of President William McKinley. Ironically, the painting was on display in 1860 at the Washington Art Association during another contentious election. Berman and Cooper are free to express their political views, but as Americans we all should support the oice of the president and its underlying democracy. Art Museum director Brent Benjamin should be commended for his calm and reasoned support of this principle. As Bingham himself said, the “ballot box” is the “only safeguard of freedom.” Chairman Charles E. Valier, trust members Christopher S. Bond and Nancy W. Work • The Bingham Trust Read more letters online at STLtoday.com/letters

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Millennials lag behind boomer parents Children have seen plummeting wages, skyrocketing college debt

NATION DIGEST Obamas donate daughters’ swing set to shelter in Washington The swing set that President Barack Obama installed on the South Lawn for his young daughters eight years ago has a new home. The White House said Friday that the Obamas donated the set to a shelter in southeastern Washington. The Obama family plans to visit the Jobs Have Priority Naylor Road Program on Monday and join residents for a service project in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Obamas installed the cedar and North American Redwood swing set in March 2009, shortly after moving to the White House. Legislation allows Mattis appointment • Congress approved legislation Friday that allows retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to run the Pentagon in the administration of President Donald Trump. The House easily cleared the bill, 268-151, and the Senate overwhelmingly passed the legislation a day earlier. The bill grants a onetime exception for Mattis from the law that bars former service members who have been out of uniform for less than seven years from becoming Secretary of Defense.

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Andrea Ledesma, second from right, talks with her mother, Cheryl Romanowski, at her restaurant job in Milwaukee. Ledesma, 28, says her parents owned a house and were raising children by her age. Not so for her, even though she has a college degree.

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SOUTH MILWAUKEE, WIS. • Baby Boomers: Your millennial children are worse of than you. With a median household income of $40,581, millennials earn 20 percent less than boomers did at the same stage of life, despite being better educated, according to a new analysis of Federal Reserve data by the advocacy group Young Invincibles. The analysis released Friday gives concrete details about a troubling generational divide that helps to explain much of the anxiety that defined the 2016 election. Millennials have half the net worth of boomers. Their home ownership rate is lower, while their student debt is drastically higher. The generational gap is a central dilemma for the incoming presidency of Donald Trump, who essentially pledged a return to the prosperity of post-World War II America. The analysis also hints at the issues of culture and identity that divided many voters, showing that white millennials — who still earn much more than their blacks and Latino peers — have seen their incomes plummet the most relative to boomers.

‘FADING AWAY’ Andrea Ledesma, 28, says her parents owned a house and were raising children by her age. Not so for her. Ledesma graduated from college four years ago. After moving through a series of jobs, she now earns $18,000 making pizza at Classic

Slice in Milwaukee, shares a two-bedroom apartment with her boyfriend and has $33,000 in student debt. “That’s not at all how life is now, that’s not something that people strive for and it’s not something that is even attainable, and I thought it would be at this point,” Ledesma said. Her mother, Cheryl Romanowski, 55, was making about $10,000 a year at her age working at a bank, without a college education. In today’s dollars, that income would be equal to roughly $19,500. Romanowski said she envied the choices that her daughter had in life, but she acknowledged that her daughter had it harder than she herself did. “I think the opportunities have just been fading away,” she said. The analysis of the Fed data shows the extent of the decline. It compared 25to 34 year-olds in 2013, the most recent year available, to the same age group in 1989 after adjusting for inflation. Education does help boost incomes. But the median college-educated millennial with student debt is earning only slightly more than a baby boomer without a degree did in 1989. The home ownership rate for this age group dipped to 43 percent from 46 percent in 1989, although the rate has improved for millennials with a college degree relative to boomers. The median net worth of millennials is $10,090, 56 percent less than it was for boomers.

WHITES EARN MORE Whites still earn dramatically more than Blacks and Latinos, reflecting the legacy

of discrimination for jobs, education and housing. Yet compared with white baby boomers, some white millennials appear stuck in a pattern of downward mobility. This group has seen their median income tumble more than 21 percent to $47,688. Median income for black millennials has fallen just 1.4 percent to $27,892. Latino millennials earn nearly 29 percent more than their boomer predecessors at $30,436. The analysis fits into a broader pattern of diminished opportunity. Research last year by economists led by Stanford University’s Raj Chetty found that people born in 1950 had a 79 percent chance of making more money than their parents. That figure steadily slipped over the past several decades, such that those born in 1980 had just a 50 percent chance of out-earning their parents. This decline has happened even though younger Americans are increasingly college-educated. The proportion of 25- to 29 year-olds with a college degree has risen to 35.6 percent in 2015 from 23.2 percent in 1990, the Brookings Institution noted this month. The declining fortunes of millennials could impact boomers who are retired or on the cusp of retirement. Payroll taxes from millennials helps to finance the Social Security and Medicare benefits that many boomers receive — programs that Trump has said won’t be subject to spending cuts. And those same boomers will need younger generations to buy their homes and invest in the financial markets to protect their own savings.

Police oicer who forgave gunman eulogized • Steven McDonald, a police oicer best known for forgiving a teenage gunman who left him paralyzed in 1986, inspired New York City by choosing a spiritual journey over self-pity and spite, Mayor Bill de Blasio and others said Friday at his funeral in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. McDonald, 59, who sufered a heart attack last week, died Tuesday at a hospital on Long Island. He was on patrol on July 12, 1986, when he spotted bicycle thief Shavod “Buddha” Jones and two other teenagers in Central Park. When he moved to frisk one of them, Jones shot McDonald three times, with one bullet piercing the oicer’s spinal column and leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. About six months later, with McDonald still struggling to recover, he made a statement about Jones through his wife that deined the rest of his life: “I forgive him and hope he can ind peace and purpose in his life.” Woman learns her ‘mother’ had kidnapped her • Stolen hours after her birth in a Florida hospital 18 years ago, a young woman who came to suspect she didn’t belong with the people who raised her has been found in South Carolina, where police charged the woman she long believed was her mother with kidnapping. DNA analysis identiied the young woman, who now knows her birth name: Kamiyah Mobley, Jacksonville Sherif Mike Williams said Friday at a news conference. Police arrested Gloria Williams, 51, of Walterboro, S.C., at the home Mobley was living in and charged her with kidnapping and interference with custody. Mobley was only eight hours old when she was taken by a woman posing as a nurse from her young mother at University Medical Center in 1998. Some months ago, the young woman “had an inclination” that she may have been kidnapped, the sherif said. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children contacted cold case detectives at the sherif’s oice, and Mobley provided a swab of her cheek for DNA analysis that proved the match, the sherif said. From news services

DEATHS ELSEWHERE William Peter Blatty • The novelist and moviemaker, a former Jesuit school valedictorian who conjured a tale of demonic possession and gave millions the fright of their lives with the best-selling novel and Oscar-winning movie “The Exorcist,” has died. He was 89. Mr. Blatty died Thursday (Jan. 12, 2017) at a hospital in Bethesda, Md., where he lived, his widow, Julie Alicia Blatty, said. The cause of death was multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, she said. Inspired by an incident in St. Louis that Mr. Blatty had read

about while in college, “The Exorcist” was published in 1971, followed two years later by the movie of the same name. Mr. Blatty’s story of a 12-year-old-girl inhabited by a satanic force spent more than a year on The New York Times iction best-seller list and eventually sold more than 10 million copies. It reached a far wider audience through the movie version, directed by William Friedkin, produced and written by Mr. Blatty and starring Linda Blair as the young, bedeviled Regan. “RIP William Peter Blatty, who

wrote the great horror novel of our time,” Stephen King tweeted Friday. “So long, Old Bill.” Named the scariest movie of all time by Entertainment Weekly, “The Exorcist” topped $400 million worldwide at the box oice, among the highest at the time for an R-rated picture. Oscar voters also ofered rare respect for a horror movie: “The Exorcist” was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and received two, for best sound and Mr. Blatty’s screenplay.

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Lord Snowden • The society photographer and moviemaker who married Britain’s Princess Margaret and continued to mix in royal circles even after their divorce, has died. He was 86. Lord Snowdon died at his home on Friday (Jan. 13, 2017). Photo agency Camera Press conirmed his death. One of the country’s most famous photographers, Lord Snowdon was one of the few topechelon royals to hold down an outside job after he married the sister of Queen Elizabeth II in 1960,

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and his professional reputation grew steadily. Princess Margaret died in 2002. Lord Snowdon was admired for his discretion, never speaking with the media about the breakup of the marriage in 1978 and rejecting ofers to write a book about it. But over time a number of details about his own complicated love life emerged, giving him a reputation as a man with a long list of lovers and mistresses. Associated Press

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Hoffmann, Marcella 93, Jan. 10, 2017. Visitation at Schrader Funeral Home, Ballwin, Sun. 1/15, 4-8 pm, Funeral Service Mon. 10 am, St. Clair of Assisi, Ellisville. For more info see Schrader.com.

Zeuner, Clara Reininger on Sat., Jan, 7, 2017. Visitation at Kutis So. Co., Sun, Jan. 15, 4-8 pm then from Kutis at 9:30 Monday to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Church for 10 am mass. Burial J.B. National Cemetery

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Obama changes longtime ‘wet-foot, dry-foot’ policy BY JUAN ZAMORANO Associated Press

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U.S. leaves many Cuban migrants stranded

PANAMA CITY • It took three months for Gabriel Marin and his wife, Yansiel, to make it from their home in eastern Cuba to this migrant shelter in Panama’s capital. The goal was the United States, but now the door that spurred their odyssey has slammed shut. Hundreds of people like Marin were stranded in transit in South and Central America on Thursday when President Barack Obama ended the socalled “wet foot, dry foot” policy that since 1995 has created a path to legal residency for thousands of Cubans who

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capital when the decision was announced. Most had arrived in recent weeks after slogging a similar route that involved a flight from Cuba to Guyana followed by traversing the jungles of Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia and finally a grueling hike across the Darien Gap into Panama. “This has left us frozen, in total limbo, and sad because it wasn’t worth risking everything, our lives,” Marin, 24, a cook wearing a Venezuelan soccer jersey, said Thursday shortly after the news broke. Police in Peru near the Brazilian border had stolen $200 from them and now they were stuck. “We can just wait and see what Trump can do,” Marin said, holding out hope that President-elect Donald Trump could reverse the change as part of a desire to dismantle the recent detente between the U.S. and Cuba. “I have a bunch of cousins waiting for me in the United States.” Journalists arriving at the shelter seeking reaction conveyed the devastating news. Some of the Cubans sat in stunned silence, while others moved anxiously from one floor of the shelter to another with moist eyes. Asked if they would now return to Cuba, a small group on the shelter’s patio chanted that they would not return dead or alive. The most animated among them was Yancys Diaz, 26, who left Havana in September with her mother and daugh-

ter. “In Cuba, we were harassed by the authorities. Now we can’t think about going back; someone has to help us get out of this,” Diaz said, smacking the shelter’s wall in frustration. The “wet foot, dry foot” policy has irritated Cuba’s government for years and its end was negotiated for months. From one day to the next, Cuban migrants to the U.S. went from a special class with special privileges to being just like everyone else following the dangerous migrant routes through Central America and Mexico. Cubans can still request humanitarian relief, but getting it is far from certain. Failing that, they will be deported, in many cases to an island where they sold their homes and possessions to fund the trip. An estimated 100,000 Cubans have fled the island fearing the end of “wet foot, dry foot” since the announcement Dec. 17, 2014, that the U.S. and Cuba were re-establishing diplomatic relations. But the exodus has created problems in Central America, especially when Nicaragua closed its border to Cubans in solidarity with the Havana government. That stranded Cubans in Costa Rica and Panama, forcing Central American governments to fly Cubans in their countries to the Mexico-U.S. border. Costa Rica last year flew more than 7,000 Cubans to El Salvador and Mexico to leapfrog Nicaragua. Government spokesman Mauricio Herrera said Costa Rica applauds Obama’s move and no longer makes special allowances for Cubans. In the second half of 2016, 300 Cubans were turned back at the Panamanian border while other groups caught entering the country illegally were deported. Javier Carrillo, director of Panama’s National Immigration Service, said the flow of Cubans had slowed from its peak before the announcement. He estimated that 100 were still in the country, though local media said there were far more.

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PEOPLE ‘Quantico’ star Chopra ‘resting’ after injury during production ABC says “Quantico” star Priyanka Chopra is “home resting comfortably” after being injured on the set of the action-thriller series Thursday night. The network released no details on the injury, which it termed “a minor incident” during ilming of the New York-based show. Chopra was examined by a doctor and released from the hospital, ABC said. There was no word on how long she will be sidelined from production. On “Quantico,” in its second season, Chopra plays Alex Parrish, a former FBI agent pulled into a deadly conspiracy involving the CIA. Perry says Kennedy role was ‘most challenging’ • Between a dialect coach who told him to exaggerate the accent and recent experience in a London play that required him to loudly project his voice onstage, Matthew Perry was a little overthe-top when he began ilming his role as Sen. Edward Kennedy in a new television miniseries. “I sounded like Foghorn Leghorn,” he said Friday. The former “Friends” star appears with Katie Holmes, who reprises her role as Jackie Kennedy in “The Kennedys — After Camelot,” which premieres April 2 on the Reelz channel. Perry said playing Kennedy was the most challenging role of his career. “I took this job because it scared me,” he said. Perry’s most recent sitcom, CBS’ remake of “The Odd Couple,” is not likely to return. He said he was drawn to writing, which he expects to be a big part of his career moving forward. He wrote and starred in a play, “The End of Longing,” in London, and he expects to bring it to New York. Kidman says Americans should support Trump • Nicole Kidman says it’s time for Americans to come together to support President-elect Donald Trump. Kidman tells the BBC that now that Trump has been elected, “we as a country need to support who’s ever the president because that’s what the country’s based on.” Kidman was born in Hawaii to Australian parents and holds dual citizenship in Australia and the U.S. She says she’s “always reticent” to comment on politics and describes herself as more “issue-based.” Kidman says she’s “very committed to women’s issues” such as battling breast and ovarian cancer. Kidman’s comments have sparked both criticism and praise from social media users.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Blues singer Clarence Carter is 81. Actress Faye Dunaway is 76. Actor Carl Weathers is 69. Rapper Slick Rick is 52. Actress Emily Watson is 50. Rapper-actor LL Cool J is 49. From news services


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Dismantling of health care law begins GOP lawmakers fear ‘repeal and replace’ will leave millions without coverage BY LISA MASCARO tribune News Service

WASHINGTON • The Republican-led

Congress passed a plan Friday to start the process of repealing the Afordable Care Act, but the road ahead remains unclear. House Republicans approved the budget blueprint, 227-198, following a similar party-line vote earlier this week in the Senate, which sets a month-end timetable to draft a repeal bill. But leaders warned the process could take longer. The week was full of theatrics as Republicans struggled to fulfill one of their major campaign promises. One by one, Republicans rose at their desks to criticize Obamacare — Rep. Drew Ferguson, R-Ga., compared the ACA to a goat ransacking the interior of a house. “I have to get the goat out,” he said. And after each GOP speech, Democrats reminded lawmakers of how many hundreds of thousands of Americans might lose their health care coverage in that lawmaker’s state if the law is repealed — more than 580,000, for example, in Georgia. But beginning the repeal process was the easy part. Republicans aren’t any closer to fulfilling their longtime promise to “repeal and replace Obamacare,” even though they will now control the House, Senate and White House. President-elect Donald Trump said this week that he expected Congress to act swiftly, promising that a plan would be coming as soon as his pick for Health and Human Services secretary, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., was confirmed for the Cabinet. “It’ll be repeal and replace. It will be essentially, simultaneously,” Trump said. “It will be various segments, you understand, but will most likely be on the same day or the same week, but probably, the same day, could be the same hour.” Republican leaders know that is a promise more easily made than kept. Ever since President Barack Obama

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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. argues the repeal of the Afordable Care Act on Jan. 5.

signed the health care bill into law in 2010, Republicans have been unable to coalesce around a viable option. “We’re not holding hard deadlines, only because we want to get it right,” said House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis. He has committed to having repeal and replace done “this year.” But without a clear path forward, rankand-file GOP lawmakers are becoming increasingly nervous that constituents back home will lose their health care coverage if the ACA is repealed before a replacement is enacted. In closed-door meetings over the past two weeks, Republicans have expressed much “hand-wringing,” as one lawmaker put it. One congressman quoted Scripture in asking colleagues to ensure they had a sturdy foundation before pressing ahead with the repeal. “We do have members who feel if we don’t do them together, the replacement plan will never happen,” acknowledged

Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., an early Trump supporter. “People will, I hope, fall in line with our new president, make sure we are supportive of him coming right out of the gate.” As voting was underway this week, Republican aides were increasingly suggesting another course of action. They say the Obamacare replacement will not be a single bill but a series of actions — some made through regulatory changes by Price at the Deaprtment of Health and Human Services, others by Trump’s executive actions, and some in legislation — to build a new health care system. That process could drag throughout 2017, with many of the changes not expected to be phased in for several years to ease the transition. “We’re not going to swap one 2,700page monstrosity for another,” Ryan said, referring to the ACA. Republicans have promised their plan

will lower the consumer costs of health insurance premiums and deductibles and give people more choices in choosing coverage. They have floated ideas for expanding tax-exempt health savings accounts and giving lower-income Americans refundable tax credits toward buying their own coverage. They want to end the mandate that all Americans have insurance. But without legislation, those ideas remain only works in progress. Meanwhile, more than 20 million people are now benefiting from Obamacare, either by purchasing private insurance on the ACA exchanges or receiving health coverage through the Medicaid expansion. Many people receive government subsidies to defray the costs. Repealing Obamacare threatens to wipe out that system without providing a new one. “Why don’t they have a remedy?” said Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. “They’re not going to have anything better than the ACA.” Approval of the budget package Friday sends instructions to various congressional committees to draft legislation to repeal Obamacare by Jan. 27. But aides cautioned that deadline was not binding and might slip. Republicans have approved countless bills to repeal Obamacare before, but their off-the-shelf model needs some fine-tuning now that it has a chance under Trump to become law, they said. Both Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., hope some of the replacement elements can be tucked into the repeal bill. But because the repeal bill is part of the budget process, it must hew to budgetary provisions, which throws into question some of the most popular parts of Obamacare — such as allowing young people to remain on parents’ plans until they are 26 years old or prohibiting insurance companies from denying coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.

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BASEBALL ON THE HORIZON Martinez and Wacha ile salary arbitration igures BY RICK HUMMEL St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Carlos Martinez, who will be honored Sunday night at the St. Louis Baseball Writers’ dinner as the St. Louis Baseball Man of the Year, is in line for a contract of nearly $4 million or more after leading the staf with a 16-9 record and 3.04 earned run average last season. A first-time arbitration eligible player, Martinez, 25, filed a number of $4.25 million and the

But weather puts chill on Warm-Up’s opener BY RICK HUMMEL St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Cardinals filed at $3.9 million Friday as players and clubs exchanged salary arbitration figures. Martinez, who had just 18 victories before 2016, won six of his final eight decisions and allowed two runs or fewer in eight of his last nine starts last year as he assumed the role of ace of the Cardinals’ staff. He was especially strong on the road, where he had a 9-2 record with a 2.45 earned run average

Larry Murray of After the Game Inc. sets out his baseball bats Friday for his Winter Warm-Up display.

The cancellation of Saturday’s first day of the Cardinals’ Winter Warm-Up because of the weather cost St. Louis fans their initial look at new acquisitions Dexter Fowler and lefthanded reliever Brett Cecil, both of whom were slated to sign autographs at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. Fowler’s flight here was canceled and Cecil’s delayed, and neither was to be able to make it in Friday to participate in Saturday’s festivities. They also will not be able to sign

See CARDINALS • Page B5

> Winter Warm-Up schedule for the weekend. B5

See WARM-UP • Page B5

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Falling behind, not working hard blamed for woes

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Blues right winger Vladimir Tarasenko has no shots on goal in the Blues’ last two games, lopsided losses to Boston and Los Angeles.

Blues’ recent slide a bit of a Classic hangover BENJAMIN HOCHMAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Another ice storm should hit St. Louis on Saturday morning, which means it’ll be the second-worst thing this week involving St. Louis and ice. The Blues are playing unwatchable hockey of late — and only those daring enough to brave it will watch St. Louis at San Jose on Saturday.

Is it possible the Blues are suffering a Winter Classic hangover? Yes, yes, the Blues have a litany of blatant issues on the ice, but I was curious if the overwhelming demands of Winter Classic weekend zapped some of the Blues’ energy. After the big event, the team lost three of the next four games, including a duo of doom, the 5-3 loss to Boston and the 5-1 loss to Los Angeles. See HOCHMAN • Page B7

BY JEREMY RUTHERFORD St. Louis Post-Dispatch

SAN JOSE, CALIF. • It’s been

aptly called “losing hockey,” although it doesn’t always mean you lose. The Blues have been playing this style lately. The characteristics are falling behind early, trying to play catch-up and compounding mistakes with more mistakes. In eight of the last nine games, the Blues have surrendered the first goal to their opponents, and in many cases it’s been scored really early. Six of the eight times, the team has been down 1-0 in the opening five minutes. Ken Hitchcock’s club is 4-4 in those outings, but as fans

have witnessed in the last two games with the Blues falling behind 4-0 in losses to Los Angeles and Boston, it’s not a good recipe. “We’re playing losing hockey right now,” Hitchcock said. “We’re wasting some decent eforts on getting down too quick and chasing games. When you’re chasing from behind that early, you’re in trouble and we’ve been doing that.” It won’t get any easier for the Blues, who will face the top two teams in the Pacific Division — No. 2 San Jose on Saturday and No. 1 Anaheim on Sunday — on the remainder of their road trip. They See BLUES • Page B6

> 9:30 P.M. SATURDAY AT SHARKS, FSM > HUTTON TO START INSTEAD OF ALLEN. B6

The Rams have left St Louis. It was announced Thursday that the Chargers are leaving San Diego, one year to the day that NFL owners approved the relocation of the Rams back to Los Angeles. And in very short order, the Raiders appear to be headed out of Oakland on their way to greener pastures in Las Vegas. In a year’s time, basically one-tenth of the league’s franchises will have been uprooted. The question begs to be asked: How can alienating three markets be a good thing for the National Football League? You know, the league with the “Football Is Family” ad campaign. Unlike any other major professional sport in the United States, the NFL seems content to hopscotch from city to city like locusts, always looking for a better stadium deal to fatten the wallet and enrich franchise value. The latest round of relocation just underscores the fact that the fan has never been so unimportant in the NFL’s business model. On the January night one year ago in which owners approved the Rams relocation, one NFL oicial remarked, “St. Louis is a baseball town,” as if that justified the vote. Since the 1980s, Baltimore, Cleveland, Houston, Los Angeles (twice),Oakland (soon to be twice), San Diego, and St. Louis (twice) have all lost NFL franchises. Were they all “baseball towns?” And the difference between those earlier relocations and this latest round: The league currently has absolutely no appetite for expansion. After all, why cut that TV pie into a couple of more slices?

YOUNG SEAN MCVAY First things first. Sean McVay, 30, is not the youngest head coach in NFL history despite what has been widely reported nationally. George Halas was 25 when he took over the Decatur Staleys, later to be known as the Chicago Bears in 1920. Curly Lambeau was 23 as head coach of the Green Bay Packers in 1921. See NFL • Page B5

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Sunday 1/15 at Anaheim 8 p.m. FSM

Tuesday 1/17 vs. Ottawa 7 p.m. FSM

Thursday 1/19 vs. Washington 7 p.m. FSM

Mizzou men’s basketball • mutigers.com | 800-228-7297 Saturday 1/14 at Arkansas 5 p.m. SEC Network

Wednesday 1/18 at Alabama 6 p.m. ESPNU

Saturday 1/21 vs. Mississippi 2:30 p.m. SEC Network

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Tuesday 1/17 vs. St. Bona. 8 p.m. TV TBA

Sunday 1/22 at Dayton 1 p.m. CBSSN

Wednesday 1/25 vs. Massachusetts 7 p.m. FSM

Illinois men’s basketball • ightingillini.com | 217-333-3470 Saturday 1/14 vs. Maryland 5 p.m. ESPN2

Tuesday 1/17 at Purdue 6 p.m. BTN

Saturday 1/21 at Michigan 1:15 p.m. BTN

Wednesday 1/25 vs. Iowa 8 p.m. BTN

OTHER EVENTS MAJOR ARENA SOCCER LEAGUE • St. Louis Ambush home games Fri. 1/20: vs. Harrisburg, 7:35 p.m. Sun. 1/22: vs. Milwaukee, 3:05 p.m. FAIRMOUNT PARK HORSE RACING • Simulcasting: 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. daily.

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SUNDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS BASKETBALL 8 p.m. NBA: Bulls at Grizzlies, ESPN, KFNS (590 AM) FOOTBALL 3:40 p.m. NFL playofs: Packers at Cowboys, KTVI (2) 7:20 p.m. NFL playofs: Steelers at Chiefs, KSDK (5) GOLF 5 p.m. PGA: Sony Open in Hawaii, GOLF TENNIS 6 p.m. Australian Open, irst round, ESPN2

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St. Louis FC forward Irvin Herrera will be one of the few holdovers from last season’s team when play opens in March. He was the club’s leading scorer, with 14 goals and four assists.

Team describes mix of youth, experience BY JOE LYONS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Following two seasons of falling short of expectations, namely the United Soccer League playofs, it is not surprising St. Louis FC is undergoing changes Make that lots of changes. “We needed to be better and that’s what we’re working toward,” STLFC vice president and general manager Jeremy Alumbaugh said this week from Los Angeles, where he and new coach Preki were evaluating talent at the Major League Soccer combine. “In our first two years, we accomplished a great deal. We won some big games, created some excitement, beat Minnesota in the Open Cup to get a chance to play Sporting KC in an MLS stadium. ... But we failed to get the consistent results we needed. At the professional level, it’s all about consistency, about putting yourself in a position to compete and get results. “We owe that to our fans and that’s why we’ve been working so hard this ofseason.” Shortly after hiring 53-year-old Preki to take over a franchise that went 19-24-19 in all competitions over its first two seasons, STLFC cut ties with a good number of players from those two campaigns. In fact, the only holdovers are top scorer Irvin Herrera (14 goals, four assists), captain and midfielder Chad Bond, defender A.J. Cochran (CBC), forward Seth Rudolph (Belleville West) and midfielder Tyler David (St. Louis University). “We had to make some difficult choices,” Alumbaugh said. “And remember, I’ve known a good number of these guys dating back to their youth soccer days, so it wasn’t easy. I’m happy to say a number of them have signed on with new teams and we wish all of them the best. Those guys did everything we asked of them over the last couple of seasons — nobody ever questioned their desire or their efort — but for whatever reason, things didn’t work out as we’d hoped. But these guys were

a big part of the success we had over the last couple of seasons and that’s something that will never be forgotten.” Working closely with Preki, who was named USL coach of the year after leading the Sacramento Republic to the league title in 2014, Alumbaugh has been steadily building a roster that he hopes will get STLFC over the playof hump in 2017. “The transition has been incredibly smooth,” Alumbaugh said. “Preki knows this league and has a plan. We’ve started from the middle of the park, building up in the midfield, and feel like we’ve added quality players in all positions. There’s a good mix of experience and youth and we feel good about the moves we’ve made so far. We still have a few spots to fill and we’ll obviously know a lot more once we can get all these guys on the field together early next month, but if we had to play tomorrow, I think both Preki and I are confident this is a group that would be competitive.” Preki, who starred playing indoors with the St. Louis Storm from 1990-92, went on to even bigger success outdoors with the MLS’ Kansas City Wizards and ended up making 28 appearances with the U.S. national team from 1996-2001. He was promoted from assistant coach by MLS’ Chivas USA in 2007 and was named coach of the year after leading them to the Western Conference title. After two more seasons in LA, he coached Toronto FC in 2010. In two-plus seasons with the Sacramento Republic, his teams went 33-15-5. “We’re going to be aggressive, we’re going to play attacking soccer and we’re going to be fun to watch,” Preki said. “But we also want to make sure that we’re a team that’s getting results. Playing exciting soccer isn’t enough; you also have to make sure you’re winning games, too.” With that in mind, STLFC has signed two players — midfielders Ivan Mirkovic and Octavio Guzman — who played for Preki in Sacramento, and another, defender Matt Sheldon, who has trained with Preki.

“First of, they’re good players. But it’s important to have guys like that because they know me and what I expect from my players in training,” the coach said. Other key signings include Devala Gorrick, a 2016 finalist for USL goalkeeper of the year, striker Jose Angulo, the USL scoring leader and MVP in 2013, midfielder Dragan Stojkov and Colombian defender Erick Cabalceta. “We’re talking about guys who’ve played and had success in the USL, who’ve played in other countries,” Alumbaugh said. Others signed include defender Wes Charpie and midfielders Mats Bjurman and Sebastian Delgaard. “We have 17 under contract, three guys from our academy and a few more that we’re finalizing now. We plan to have between 26 and 28 for camp before cutting down to 22 for the start of the season.” The players will report for physicals late this month and will make a 10-day trip to Bradenton, Fla., for training. The USL will open play the weekend of March 24-26; the full schedule should be released in the next few weeks. “We’re excited now about this group and it’ll be even more exciting when we can get everybody on the field together,” Preki said.

a ive-shot lead in the Sony Open in Honolulu. Gary Woodland ired a 64 for the second day in a row to sit in second place at 12 under. Olympic gold medalist Justin Rose shot a 64 and was 10 under along with Zach Johnson (61) and Hudson Swaford (68). Jordan Spieth (67) was nine shots behind Thomas. (AP)

together Europe and Britain to play against the U.S. team. In 1979, Jacobs was captain of the irst Ryder Cup team with players Europe, including Seve Ballesteros. Jacobs championed the expansion of golf, and the irst European Tour event was staged in 1972. (AP)

HEADED EAST After spending last season in the Western Conference, STLFC will return to the Eastern Conference in 2017. “Other than some different travel arrangements, it’s not that big a deal,” Alumbaugh said. “The soccer played in each conference differs some, but our coaching staff is familiar with the teams we’ll be facing.” The league has expanded to 30 teams, with the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Ottawa Fury FC joining the Eastern Conference and Reno 1868 FC added to the Western Conference. The 32-game schedule will include a home-and-home series with each conference foe. The remaining four matches will be against regional opponents. Joe Lyons jlyons@post-dispatch.com

DIGEST McIlroy has back injury Rory McIlroy stayed close to the leaders despite dealing with a back injury at the SA Open on Friday in Johannesburg. The second-ranked McIlroy (4-under 68) made ive birdies on the irst six holes of the back nine but bogeyed the inal two to inish in a ive-way tie for ifth at 9 under after two rounds. “I’m actually surprised I’m standing here. I actually thought about pulling out before even teeing of today,” he said. McIlroy said he was going to get treatment in an efort to stay in the tournament. Graeme Storm jumped into a twostroke lead in the European Tour event after shooting a course record 9-under 63 to reach 12 under at the Glendower Golf Club. Storm had nine birdies and leads by two over Peter Uihlein (64), irstround leader Trevor Fisher Jr. (68) and Jbe Kruger (67). (AP) Thomas keeps lead • One day after shooting a 59, Justin Thomas eagled No. 18 for a 6-under 64 and

Austin shoots 59 • Woody Austin shot a 12-under 59 on Friday in the Diamond Resorts Invitational, scoring 43 points in the modiied Stableford event for PGA Tour Champions, LPGA Tour and celebrity players in Orlando, Fla. The 52-yearold Austin closed with a 3-foot par putt in pouring rain. (AP) European Tour founder dies • John Jacobs, the captain of the irst European Ryder Cup team, has died. He was 91. The European Tour announced the death of its “founding father” on Friday. A cause was not provided. Jacobs played for Britain at the 1955 Ryder Cup in California and was instrumental in bringing

Three Tide players enter draft • Alabama’s top blocker, cornerback and receiver are skipping their inal seasons to enter the NFL draft. Outland Trophy-winning left tackle Cam Robinson, cornerback Marlon Humphrey and wide receiver ArDarius Stewart announced their decisions Friday, four days after the Crimson Tide lost to Clemson in the national championship game. Robinson and Humphrey are both projected as irst-round picks. (AP) Ambush lose in Florida • Victor Parreiras scored two goals to lead the Florida Tropics (5-7) to a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Ambush in Major Arena Soccer League action in Lakeland, Fla. Lucas Almeida, Victor France and Kentaro Takada scored for the Ambush (1-10). (News services)


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Dave Paulsen had a good thing going at Bucknell when he decided to pursue the coaching job at George Mason, a program that on the surface appeared to present a lateral move. Bucknell has gone to the NCAA Tournament on occasion, with a couple of wins in 2005 and ’06. But it didn’t have the résumé that George Mason boasted, even if the Patriots had hit bottom after joining the Atlantic 10 in 2013. “They had a great tradition — not many schools have a Final Four banner hanging in the rafters,” Paulsen said in the preseason. “Beyond that, they have multiple NCAA Tournament bids, as recent as 2011 with Mason knocking of Villanova in the first round. So, it’s a program with a rich tradition of postseason success.”

In this third season, Paulsen is attempting to rekindle that tradition at George Mason, where St. Louis University will play Saturday afternoon in search of its first conference win. It can be diicult to remember after three seasons with a combined record of 31-63, but the Patriots went to the Final Four in 2006 with one of the most improbable runs in tournament history. It’s the type of run SLU dreamed about during its stretch of three NCAA appearances. Jim Larranaga, who has since moved on to Miami, put the Patriots in the tournament as an at-large team from the Colonial Athletic Association. They were a No. 11 seed and beat No. 6 Michigan State, No. 3 North Carolina, No. 7 Wichita State and No. 1 Connecticut to reach the Final Four. After Larranaga’s departure,

SLU AT GEORGE MASON When • 1:30 p.m. Saturday Where • EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, Va. All-time series • SLU leads 4-3. TV, radio • NBCSN; WXOS (101.1 FM) Records • SLU is 4-12, 0-4 Atlantic 10; George Mason is 12-5, 2-2. About the Billikens • SLU has lost its last eight regular-season Atlantic 10 games but has a two-game winning streak against George Mason, including an A-10 tournament victory last season. ... Davell Roby, Reggie Agbeko, Aaron Hines and Mike Crawford are scoring in double igures in conference games. ... Opponents have attempted 28 more free throws in only four conference games. ... SLU has gotten progressively closer to an A-10 win, losing by 34, 21, 11 and seven. About the Patriots • George Mason leads the A-10 in rebounding margin in all games at plus-7.0 per game but is 12th in league games at minus4.5. ... Senior Marquise Moore is irst in the conference in rebounding with a 10.5 average and seventh in scoring at 18.4. ... The Patriots rank 304th in experience among D-I programs, according to Kenpom.com. ... The Patriots have made 82.6 percent of their free throws in the inal ive minutes of games.

Paul Hewitt could not keep the program winning, and now Paulsen is trying to climb out of the kind of hole that SLU has occupied for three years. Progress has been made.

MU’s Jordan tandem adds spark Barnett and Geist aim to help Tigers end losing streak

The Patriots entered A-10 play with a nine-game winning streak, albeit against one of the weakest nonconference schedules in the country. They have split their first two league

games. Time will tell if they can sustain the momentum. “We had a great string of basketball for a month and were fortunate to win nine in a row,” Paulsen said. “That was a product of a team that’s still very young embracing playing defense and doing a great job on the glass.” As tough as the transition to the A-10 has been for George Mason, SLU made the Patriots look pretty impressive last season at Chaifetz Arena. Paulsen’s team scored 92 points in beating the Billikens for what was then a record point total at the arena. SLU won the rematch in Fairfax, Va., and then knocked the Patriots out of the conference tournament. Stu Durando @studurando on Twitter sdurando@post-dispatch.com

Morgan’s emergence gives Illinois a signiicant boost Center’s play is reminiscent of Archibald

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COLUMBIA, MO. • Kim Anderson promised lineup changes after Missouri’s latest loss to Illinois in the Braggin’ Rights Game, and he’s since adopted the Jordan Rules. In Missouri’s next game, he plugged junior transfer Jordan Barnett into the starting lineup along with sophomore transfer Jordan Geist. The Tigers (5-10, 0-3 Southeastern Conference) are still stuck on a seven-game losing streak heading into Saturday’s visit to Arkansas (12-4, 1-3), but the Jordans have remade the rotation, adding some elements Mizzou lacked early this season. Barnett, a 6-7 swingman who spends most of his time on the perimeter, has supplied some scoring punch to one of the worst offensive teams in the country. Since becoming a starter, the former CBC star has averaged a team-best 17 points and 9.3 rebounds a game. A rarely used reserve his first year and a half at Texas, Barnett is still easing into his role — sometimes too passively for Anderson’s liking. Anderson snapped at Barnett during Tuesday’s loss to Auburn when he passed up shots designed for him. “I told him,” Anderson said, “‘You don’t realize how good you can be.’” Barnett, a 4.0 student at CBC, has all the qualities coaches crave in a model student-athlete, but there’s one ingredient Anderson wants to see more. “If you had a daughter you’d want her to date Jordan Barnett,” Anderson said. “He’s a good guy. He does a great job in school. He’s great to be around. He’s a good teammate. He’s just got to be a little bit meaner.” Barnett understands Anderson’s point, but until recently, his instinct was to blend in with Mizzou’s more established players. For Barnett, it’s time to become the blender. He looked for his shot more often Tuesday and relied heavily on pull-up midrange jumpers. He finished with a career-high 20 points. “I’m starting to be more aggressive,” said Barnett, MU’s leading scorer at 12.5 points a game. “I’m starting to be more aggressive. It’s a matter of me being more comfortable out there. I feel like I’m getting there. I guess they need me to step up. I’m ready to do that. If I start hitting more shots and taking more shots and playing faster I feel like everything will be fine.” “He’s a freak athlete, as you can tell,” guard Terrence Phillips said. “We want to see more of that and see him take over the game in crunch time.” Geist came to Missouri with far less fanfare after playing under Billy Gillispie for a year at Ranger College in Texas. Gillispie, the former head coach at Texas A&M, Kentucky and Texas Tech, isn’t known for his calm demeanor, and in some ways Geist’s play reflects his fiery former coach. Last month, the 6-2 guard won over MU’s small contingent at Scottrade Center when he dived on the floor for a loose ball, nearly stole an Illinois inbounds pass and ignited what little momentum Mizzou created in the nine-point loss.

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Missouri’s Jordan Barnett has led the team in scoring since becoming a starter, averaging 17 points a game.

“I just have a fire under me to get us going,” Geist said. He got both teams going Saturday at Georgia when he tried slapping the ball from 6-8 forward Yante Maten at the halftime buzzer, instigating a benchclearing skirmish between both teams. It made for an ugly scene in a game the Tigers led by six at halftime and lost by five, but Geist’s edgy play, perhaps to a fault, was on display. “For the most part he plays fearlessly,” Anderson said. “He’s a little bit of a throwback. He plays hard, and when I think of him I think of a poor version of Jason Sutherland, a guy who plays hard on both ends of the floor. He’s a guy you can certainly talk to. You can get after him and he responds.” Sutherland, a floor-burned fan favorite during his time at Mizzou (1994-97), added a scoring touch to his pesky play. Anderson would like to see Geist do the same. Since becoming a starter, he’s averaged 11.5 points but has shot just 38.7 percent with eight assists and seven turnovers. Against Auburn, Geist committed a costly foul that Anderson didn’t like and a week earlier against LSU had the ball stolen on the first play of the second half. But he’s also drawn several charges and sent a pulse through a lineup that sometimes gets caught napping on the court. For a team searching for combinations that work well together, Anderson can appreciate his new pair of Jordans. Dave Matter @dave_matter on Twitter dmatter@post-dispatch.com

MISSOURI AT ARKANSAS When • 5 p.m. Saturday Where • Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, Ark. TV, radio • SEC Network, KTRS (550 AM) Records • Missouri is 5-10, 0-3 SEC; Arkansas is 12-4, 1-3 Series history • Arkansas leads 24-19; last meeting: Feb. 20, 2016, Arkansas 84, MU 72 About the Tigers • Mizzou has led all three of its SEC games at halftime but couldn’t overcome second-half scoring droughts in all three. … Third-year coach Kim Anderson is 0-4 against Arkansas, 0-19 in SEC road games and 0-22 on opponents’ home loors. The Tigers have lost 27 true road games overall since beating Arkansas in Fayetteville on Jan. 28, 2014 under Frank Haith. … Forward Kevin Puryear has scored just six points in MU’s last two games on two ield goals. … Since being taken out of the starting lineup three games ago, guard Terrence Phillips has averaged 14.7 points and 5.3 assists a game. About the Razorbacks • Arkansas has lost its irst two home SEC games, to Florida and Mississippi State, for just the third time in 26 years since joining the SEC. Defense has been a problem for the Hogs, who gave up 97 and 84 points in their last two games. … Coach Mike Anderson, in his sixth season since leaving Mizzou for Arkansas, is 5-3 all-time against his former team. … In nonconference play, Arkansas beat Houston and Texas but lost to Minnesota. The Hogs’ only SEC win was Jan. 3 at Tennessee. … Dusty Hannahs, a 6-3 senior guard, leads the Razorbacks with 14.7 points a game, followed by junior college addition Darryl Macon at 13.7.

ever he walks into the State Farm Center in Champaign, or into the United Center in Chicago, he is greeted with hugs and handshakes from Illini fans who still remember him as a basketball hero. Robert Archibald, the Illini center from who played from 1999 to 2002, was like many big men making the transition from high school to college. He was physically underdeveloped coming out of Lafayette High School in Ballwin, and for two seasons many questioned if he’d ever contribute. Finally, as a junior, the lights went on. Stronger and wiser, Archibald became a more reliable player in the post and he is fondly remembered for the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight game against Arizona, when he scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a hardfought loss to the Wildcats. Weak as a freshman, Archibald became a warrior for the Illini. Fast forward to this season and there’s another late-developing big man making his mark for the Illini. If Illinois is going to have success Saturday in its rematch with Maryland, Maverick Morgan will probably play an important role. Morgan has emerged as Illinois’ second-most consistent player, trailing only leading scorer Malcolm Hill. The 6-foot-10 senior from Springboro, Ohio, moved into the starting lineup Wednesday against Michigan and answered with a 16-point performance that helped lead Illinois to an 85-69 victory. It was the sixth time in the last seven games that Morgan has scored in double figures. Morgan admits he wasn’t ready to do this as a freshman. “The pace of the game was a little too much for me,” he said. “It’s hard to jump into the Big Ten and hit the ground running. I tried to do the best I could.” The learning process accelerated when he was a sophomore. “I just kept working and learning from (former center) Nnanna Egwu. He was a great mentor.” Then last season, when fellow big man Mike Thorne Jr. sufered a season-ending knee injury, Morgan was forced to become the go-to center. “I got an opportunity I wouldn’t have gotten if not for Mike’s injury,” he said. By the second half of last season, Morgan was playing well and playing with confidence. He had 21 points and 10 rebounds at Maryland. In the Big Ten tournament he scored 14 against Iowa and 17 against Purdue. “It’s extraordinary,” Hill said when speaking about Morgan’s growth. “He’s come from a guy who could barely get a shot on the rim against Nnanna his freshman year. Now he can make one-on-one moves, create for himself and he knows how to kick the ball out against double teams. It’s incredible. He’s probably one of the most

ILLINOIS VS. MARYLAND When • 5 p.m. Saturday Where • State Farm Center, Champaign TV, radio • ESPN2, KQQZ (1190 AM) Records • Illinois is 12-5 overall, 2-2 in Big Ten; Maryland 15-2, 3-1. Of note • Maryland beat Illinois 84-59 on Dec. 27 at Maryland. ... Since losing three in a row in November, Illinois has won eight of 10, and the Illini are 9-1 at home this season.

improved players I’ve been around.” Coach John Groce said Morgan’s progression has been perfect timing for an Illini team in need of an inside presence. “He took advantage of his situation last season and it spurred him to have a great offseason,” Groce said. “Whether it was training back home or working at IMG, he wanted to invest more.” Morgan worked at the IMG Sports Academy training facility in Florida and worked hard this summer with strength and conditioning coach Adam Fletcher to add strength and jumping ability. “He’s been consistent for us,” Groce said. “And he needs to continue to do that, impacting the game at both ends of the floor.” Morgan figures to be back in the starting lineup today, and Groce is expected to continue with a revised rotation that includes more playing time for freshmen Te’Jon Lucas and Kipper Nichols, both of whom had breakout games Wednesday vs. Michigan. As for Maryland, the team will have a diferent look from the group that beat Illinois by 25 points on Dec. 27. Back in the lineup is 6-11, 250-pound senior Damonte Dodd, who has 25 blocked shots in just 10 games. He missed the first meeting with an injury. “He reminds me of Nnanna (Egwu) with his shot blocking,” Groce said. “They had eight blocks in the first half against Indiana (a 75-72 win Tuesday) and he had the bulk of them. He’s great at the rim defensively.” Maryland got to the rim easily against the Illini the first time around, leaning on point guard and leading scorer Melo Trimble. “We just have to keep them in front of us,” Groce said. “I wish it was some fancy formula, but we just have to keep them in front of us.” Williams is back • Sophomore forward D.J. Williams has rejoined the Illini team and will be available against Maryland, Groce said. Williams missed the Michigan game and returned home to Chicago for what was described as a personal “leave of absence.” With a glut of players at the forward position, and with semester break winding down, it was thought Williams was contemplating a transfer.


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Chargers move quickly, hire Lynn as head coach The Chargers have hired Anthony Lynn as head coach one day after announcing they’re relocating to Los Angeles. Lynn becomes the first black coach in franchise history. He replaces Mike McCoy, who was fired Jan. 1 after going 27-37 in four seasons. Lynn inherits a team that won only nine games in two seasons and missed the playofs for the sixth time in seven seasons. Lynn comes from the Bufalo Bills. He was promoted to ofensive coordinator in mid-September after coach Rex Ryan fired Greg Roman. After Ryan was fired, Lynn was promoted to interim head coach for the final game, a loss to the New York Jets. Lynn was a running back in the NFL and was with the Denver Broncos when they won consecutive Super Bowls in 1998 and 1999. Nelson out for Packers • Receiver Jordy Nelson will miss Green Bay’s playof game Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys because of injured ribs. Coach Mike McCarthy said Friday that Nelson would not be cleared to take part in the team’s final practice Saturday, and the medical staf determined he would not be ready for the game. Time change for Steelers-Chiefs • The AFC divisional playof game Sunday between the Steelers and Chiefs has been moved from a midday kickof to prime time because of an ice storm due to hit the Kansas City area this weekend. The game was originally scheduled to kick of at 12:05 p.m.. It will now start at 7:20 p.m. to give road crews and public safety oicials more time to treat roads and parking lots. Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston was limited in the final practice Friday for Sunday’s game but should be available for the first time since Dec. 18. Smith staying with Bucs • Mike Smith says he’s committed to helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers realize their potential, not trying to become a head coach again. The Bucs signed their defensive coordinator to a contract extension Friday, ending speculation about where the former Falcons coach might wind up next season. Smith spoke with the Jaguars and Chargers about head coaching vacancies this winter after an improved Bucs defense led a turnaround that produced Tampa Bay’s first winning record in six years. Panthers promote Wilks • Ron Rivera announced he has promoted Steve Wilks to be Carolina’s new defensive coordinator. Wilks has served as the Panthers’ defensive backs coach since 2012 and was given the additional title of assistant head coach by Rivera in 2015. He replaces Sean McDermott, who was hired as the Bufalo Bills’ head coach earlier this week. Porter back with Steelers • Pittsburgh assistant coach Joey Porter is rejoining the team in time for Sunday’s playof game in Kansas City. The team reinstated Porter on Friday. The Steelers placed Porter on leave Monday following his arrest Sunday night during an alleged altercation outside a bar hours after the team’s victory against the Miami Dolphins. The district attorney dropped the most serious charges Thursday after examining surveillance videos. Porter still faces charges of disorderly conduct and summary public drunkenness. Other news • The 49ers interviewed Arizona vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough for their general manager’s job. ... Packers cornerback Sam Shields pleaded not guilty Friday to marijuana possession. Shields was charged with two misdemeanors, possessing marijuana and drug paraphernaliain October. ... The Jaguars hired Joe DeCamillis as special teams coordinator and retained Todd Wash as defensive coordinator.. ... David Modell, the son of former Baltimore Ravens owner Arthur Modell and onetime president of the team, has died. He was 55. The Ravens say David Modell died Friday after a two-year battle with cancer. Associated Press

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match, there are certainly things that both teams learned about each other the first time around. Then again, so much will be diferent when the Atlanta Falcons host Seattle in an NFC divisional playof game Saturday. Especially for the Seahawks. Seattle found a running game in its playof opener, and quarterback Russell Wilson appears as healthy as he’s been all season. Yet the defense looks a lot less imposing without safety Earl Thomas, out for the season with a broken leg. Most significant, this game will be at the Georgia Dome, costing the Seahawks perhaps the most imposing home-field advantage in the NFL. A 2624 victory over the Falcons in Week 6 was at the Link. “We’ve got the best fans in the world,” said Wilson, no doubt mindful that Seattle is 8-1 at home this season but just 3-4-1 on the road. “We don’t take that for granted.” In addition to having the fans on their side for the rematch, the Falcons look a bit diferent on the field. The young defense, with as many as four rookie starters, has grown up considerably over the latter part of the season, even after a season-ending injury to its best cornerback, Desmond Trufant. Vic Beasley, in particular, established himself as one of the league’s most dominant pass rushers. “Both teams now are a better version of themselves than when we played back then,” said Falcons coach Dan Quinn, a former defensive coordinator in Seattle. The Atlanta offense has been on point all season. Led by quarterback Matt Ryan, one of the leading contenders for MVP, the Falcons (11-5) romped to the NFC South title and a first-round bye behind the league’s highest-scoring

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offense, averaging nearly 34 points a game. Ryan has been especially accurate on his deep throws, an area of vulnerability for the Seahawks without their star safety. In the first meeting, Thomas had one of just seven interceptions Ryan threw all season. “His accuracy is phenomenal,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. “He puts it in all of the right spots.” Here are some things to watch for Saturday:

last week’s wild-card victory over Detroit. Rawls rushed for 161 yards, a franchise playoff record that caught everyone of guard after the running backs produced just two 100-yard games during the entire regular season and the Seahawks didn’t even rush for 100 yards as a team in the final three games. That 100-yard mark is a big number. Under Carroll, the Seahawks have just one playoff victory when failing to reach triple figures on the ground.

SPREADING IT AROUND POSTSEASON BLUES While Ryan is coming off the best season of his career, completing 69.9 percent for 4,944 yards and 38 touchdowns, his career mark in the playoffs is just 1-4. In an interesting twist, that lone postseason win came against Seattle during the divisional round four years ago, when he guided the Falcons to a last-second, 30-28 victory after the Falcons blew a 20-point lead. Ryan said the past won’t be a factor in this game. “I feel like I’m playing my best,” he said, “better than I ever have.”

RUNNING WILD Seattle’s inconsistent run game got a big — and surprising — boost out of Thomas Rawls in

Julio Jones had seven catches for 139 yards against Seattle during the regular season, and Atlanta fans are still seething about an apparent pass interference penalty on Richard Sherman that wasn’t called late in the game. While the Jones-Sherman matchup is sure to be a focal point, the Falcons have shown they can win even when opponents double up on their AllPro receiver. Ryan has thrown TDs to an NFL-record 13 players, and the passing game is at full strength with the return of speedy receiver Taylor Gabriel and tight end Austin Hooper from injuries that kept them out late in the season.

SEATTLE AT ATLANTA Time, TV • 3:35 p.m., KTVI (Ch. 2) P-D rankings • Seahawks 7, Falcons 5 Fast facts • Playof-tested Seahawks will try to keep up with league’s highest-scoring team. Falcons scored 540 points in regular season, tied for eighth-best in NFL history with 2000 St. Louis Rams. ... Atlanta QB Matt Ryan is a leading MVP candidate after throwing for franchiserecord 4,944 yards, with 38 TDs and a league-best 117.1 passer rating. Favorite target WR Julio Jones missed two late-season games with toe injury but still finished second in league with 1,409 receiving yards. ... Seahawks finished third in scoring defense and fifth in total defense, but Legion of Boom hasn’t had an interception in the five games it has played since safety Earl Thomas’ season-ending broken leg. Local line • Two of eight remaining starting centers in playofs played at Missouri, and one of them is Seattle’s Justin Britt. . . .For Atlanta, DE Adrian Clayborn (Webster Groves HS) missed three games with knee injury but finished regular-season with 4 ½ sacks, eight tackles for loss.

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FOXBOROUGH, MASS. • The Houston Texans face an enormous challenge against the New England Patriots on Saturday night. The Texans are 1-7 against the Patriots. They are winless in New England all time, including a shutout loss earlier this season when Tom Brady was out because of a suspension. The Patriots enter the game as 16-point favorites over the visiting Texans — just the sixth time since 1966 that a team has been favored by at least 15 points in a playof game. In the five previous occasions, only one underdog — the New York Jets in Joe Namath’s Super Bowl “guarantee” — won the game. New England says it isn’t taking anything for granted in the divisional-round matchup against the NFL’s top-ranked defense. But how does Houston, which lost 27-0 in Week 3 to a Patriots team without Brady, go about beating a team that is one of the biggest favorites in playoff history? “The first thing that jumps out, you have to protect the ball. If you are going to beat the Patriots, especially in Foxborough, you can’t have any turnovers,” Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler said. “If you have turnovers, you are giving Tom additional chances to score points. ... and that’s never going to be good for your football team.”

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was serving his four-game suspension earlier this season when the Patriots beat Houston 27-0.

That will be easier said than done against a Patriots defense that have been creating turnovers at a high rate during their sevengame winning streak.

MILLER TIME Houston RB Lamar Miller returned against the Raiders after missing two weeks with an ankle injury. He finished with 73 yards and a touchdown, but he was unhappy with his performance after averaging just 2.4 yards a carry. He averaged 4.0 in the regular season. “This past game ... I was kind of rusty for not playing the last two weeks,” he said. “I’m just

trying to get comfortable with everything. This week, I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

BLOUNT, AMENDOLA Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount has taken a lot of pressure off Brady this season, rushing for a New England single-season record 18 touchdowns and careerhigh 1,161 yards. But he may not be at 100 percent after missing two straight days of practice with an illness. Brady’s receiving group is as healthy as it’s been in a long time thanks to the return of Danny Amendola to full participation in practice this week. Amendola sat

Time, TV • 7:15 p.m., KMOV (Ch. 4) P-D rankings • Texans 13, Patriots 1 Fast facts • Referred to as “tomato cans” by a Boston columnist, scorned Texans are 16-point underdogs — a massive point spread by NFL standards. ... Undoubtedly, Patriots will try to shut down RB Lamar Miller and make maligned QB Brock Osweiler beat them. ... Texans do have a talented defense, led by edge rushers Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus and cornerbacks A.J. Bouye and Johnathan Joseph. ... Patriots lead series 7-1, including 27-0 Week 3 win with third-stringer Jacoby Brissett at QB. This time Texans will see Tom Brady, who has NFL record 22 postseason wins. Local line • For Houston, Mercilus (Illinois), had two sacks in last week’s wild-card win over Oakland. Jef Allen (Illinois) starts at right guard. For New England, DT Vincent Valentine (Edwardsville HS) is rotation player; rookie Ted Karras (Illinois) backs up on ofensive line. Former St. Louis Ram DE Chris Long has four sacks; another former Ram, WR Danny Amendola, is healthy after missing last four games with ankle injury. Jim Thomas

out the final four regular-season games with an ankle injury.


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BASEBALL NOTEBOOK Cubs, Arrieta agree to deal for $15.6 million

St. LOuIS POSt-dISPatCH • B5

Bad weather hits Warm-Up

Righthander Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs agreed to a $15.6 million, one-year contract. The sides reached a deal Friday, the day players and teams were to exchange arbitration igures ahead of hearings. The Cubs also announced one-year contracts with relievers Hector Rondon and Justin Grimm. They exchanged arbitration numbers with Pedro Strop, with the team ofering $4.6 million and the reliever countering at $6 million. But there is optimism about a deal being reached soon. Arrieta went 18-8 with a 3.10 ERA last season, helping Chicago to its irst World Series title since 1908. Arrieta, 30, is eligible for free agency after this season. Nats, Harper settle • Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals agreed to a $13.6 million contract for 2017 to avoid arbitration. Harper made $5 million last season, when he struggled with injuries and took a step back after becoming the youngest unanimous MVP in baseball history in 2015. The slugging outielder hit only .243 with 24 homers and 86 RBIs in 2016, signiicant drop-ofs from the .330, 42 and 99 of a year earlier. Still only 24, Harper is already a four-time All-Star and was the NL rookie of the year in 2012. Hosmer gets $12.25 million • The Royals and All-Star irst baseman Eric Hosmer agreed on a $12.25 million contract for next season, avoiding arbitration with a deal that could take him to free agency. The 27-year-old Hosmer made $8.3 million last season in the second year of a $13.9 million, two-year contract that he signed to avoid arbitration in 2015. He has won three Gold Gloves and lashed more power at the plate last season, hitting .266 with a career high 25 homers and 104 RBIs. Hosmer is eligible for free agency after the season. Mets’ Familia gets a raise • All-Star closer Jeurys Familia got a sizable raise from the New York Mets. Familia will make $7.4 million, up from $4.1 million last season. Starters Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, who both had seasonending surgery, also settled for one-year contracts. Harvey got a raise to $5.1 million from $4.3 million, and deGrom’s salary increased to $4 million from $607,000. Catcher Travis d’Arnaud and relievers Addison Reed and Josh Edgin also reached settlements. Other deals • Gerrit Cole agreed with the Pirates on a one-year deal for $3.75 million. That’s a signiicant bump over the $541,000 Cole made in 2016, when the team ofered him just a $10,000 raise, a gesture that initially irritated Cole after the former No. 1 pick won 19 games and made the All-Star team. • Shortstop Zack Cozart agreed to a $5.3 million, one-year deal with the Reds, a boost from his $2.9 million salary last year. Lefthander Tony Cingrani and center ielder Billy Hamilton also agreed to deals. • Orioles star inielder Manny Machado ($11.5 million) and ace closer Zach Britton ($11.4 million) settled on one-year deals. • The Colorado Rockies and Gold Glove third baseman Nolan Arenado avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $29.5 million, twoyear contract. • Shortstop Xander Bogaerts agreed to a $4.5 million salary and outielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to $3.6 million with the Red Sox. • Dallas Keuchel and the Astros avoided salary arbitration when the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner agreed to a $9.15 million, one-year contract. • Righthander Michael Pineda and shortstop Didi Gregorius settled on deals with the Yankees. Pineda agreed at $7.4 million and Gregorius at $5.1 million. • The Angels reached one-year deals with right ielder Kole Calhoun, new second baseman Danny Espinosa and righthanded starters Garrett Richards and Matt Shoemaker. Richards will make $6.8 million, while Calhoun is getting $6.3 million. Espinosa will make $5.4 million and Shoemaker will earn $3.3 million. • Righthander Sonny Gray reached a $3.6 million, one-year contract with the Athletics. Also agreeing on deals were catcher Stephen Vogt and righthander Liam Hendriks. • Closer Sam Dyson agreed with the Rangers on a $3.5 million contract for next season. • Third baseman Todd Frazier agreed to a $12 million, one-year contract with the White Sox. • Reliever Zach McAllister agreed with the Indians on a $1.8 millioni contract. • The Mariners agreed to terms with lefthander Drew Smyly and outielder Jarrod Dyson after acquiring them in trades earlier this month. Associated Press

Rams’ hiring of McVay is a bit of a risk

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Disgusted fan Bre Priest gives the thumbs down while wearing a T-shirt mocking the team at San Diego Chargers headquarters. NFL • FROM B1 LAURIE SKRIVAN • lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

Jim Miller, owner of Collector’s Corner, displays a 2006 Scott Spiezio World Series jersey featuring the autographs of the team as vendors set up booths Friday for the Winter Warm-Up. WARM-UP • FROM B1

WINTER WARM-UP

at any other time this weekend and Michael Hall, vice president of community relations and executive director of Cardinals Care, said Saturday’s schedule would not be rescheduled. It was to have included Trevor Rosenthal, 30-homer man Jedd Gyorko , Matt Adams, righthander Matt Bowmman, lefthander Tyler Lyons and righthander John Gant, acquired from Atlanta in the Jaime Garcia trade. A total of seven players, including former Cardinals star Brian Jordan, had their flights rubbed out to prevent their appearance at the Warm-Up on Saturday. Hall said it was believed to be the first time a Winter Warm-Up day had been scuttled since the program’s inception in 1997. There will be financial impact, of course, but Hall said, “I haven’t really thought about. It was more a decision based on safety and what we thought was best for everyone. “We are very disappointed that we need to cancel the first day,” said Hall, who said Sunday’s second day still was at the mercy of the weather forecast. Monday’s schedule shouldn’t be afected. The loss of Fowler, especially, is a big hit. “It would have been exciting, the first day of the event — and a new acquisition,” Hall said. “I know the fans would have been very excited to see him. It’s a little disappointing, but it’s no one’s fault.” As for adjusting the schedule for Sunday and Monday, Hall said, “We don’t really have the ability to move people around or put people in places where they weren’t originally scheduled. The way the schedule was for Sunday and Monday... it will remain the same. Everything

The 21st annual Cardinals’ Winter Warm-Up on Saturday was canceled because of the weather. The now two-day event at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch will feature presentations by club oicials and autograph sessions with past and present Cardinals. Event tickets, which cost $40 for ages 16 and up and $10 for ages 5 to 15, are on sale at Cardinals. com. Autograph tickets went on sale this past week, and the price varies based on the player. All proceeds beneit the Cardinals’ charitable arm, Cardinals Care. The schedule: Sunday • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. > 59th Annual St. Louis Baseball Writers’ dinner • 6:15 p.m. at The Union Station Hotel Monday • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

that was scheduled for Saturday, unfortunately just gets canceled.” But, on Friday afternoon, Hall and his crew were setting up tables and displays at the Hyatt, as if everything would open Saturday. “All the vendors are here. We’re getting the kids’ room set up. We’re getting the main stage ready. We plan to be open Sunday at 9 a.m., the way it is now,” Hall said. Fans who purchased autograph tickets online for Saturday will have their credit cards refunded automatically. Fans who purchased passes for the weekend also will receive vouchers for two complimentary tickets to a Cardinals game this season for every pass purchased, covering both adult and kid passes. Fans who purchased vouchers online automatically will receive their complimentary ticket vouchers, while fans who purchased by other means may claim their vouchers at the Busch Stadium ticket

windows starting Tuesday or by mailing their passes to the Cardinals’ ticket oice, Attention: Winter Warm Up, 700 Clark Street, St. Louis, Mo., 63102. Among the other events canceled for the early part of the weekend was former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa’s annual “Wine and Whiskers” event Friday night at Busch Stadium, an annual fundraiser that benefits La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation in California. “It’s disappointing,” said Arizona Diamondbacks executive La Russa, who was in Phoenix watching some of the D’backs’ players work out. Hall of Famer La Russa also was slated to sign autographs Saturday at the Warm-Up and he said the Warm-Up is a “wonderful connection with the fans and the players. But they don’t need me. I’m sure they’ve got more than enough. “Mother Nature trumps everything, whenever she wants to. So you just hang with ’em.” La Russa said he hoped his event, which normally attracts some 400 or 500 people, might be held around the time of the Cardinals’ season opener April 2. The Cardinals earlier announced the cancellation of 14 stops on the Cardinals’ Caravan for Friday and Saturday. So far, the Cardinals plan on fulfilling their caravan commitments for Sunday and Monday. Caravan stops affected to date are the Missouri cities of Hannibal, Jefferson City, Columbia, Fulton, Springfield, Joplin and Rolla; the Illinois cities of Champaign, Peoria and Quincy; Memphis and Dyersburg, Tenn; and Jonesboro, Ark. Rick Hummel @cmshhummel on Twitter rhummel@post-dispatch.com

Martinez seeks $4.25 million CARDINALS • FROM B1

as opponents batted only .219 against him with just three home runs. The Cardinals may have interest in signing Martinez to a long-term deal, covering some years of both arbitration eligibility and free agency. If they do sign him on a one-year basis, the figure is likely to be near the middle of the gap between the two filed arbitration figures, which aren’t really that far apart. Michael Wacha, who, likewise, made $539,000 last year when he was 7-7 with a 5.09 earned run average as he battled with the recurrence of a shoulder ailment that bothered him in 2014, also exchanged arbitration numbers with the club. The Post-Dispatch confirmed that Wacha asked for $3.2 million and the club ofered $2.8 million. The 25-year-old Wacha is 33-21 for his career, not counting four postseason wins when he burst onto the scene in 2013. Relievers Trevor Rosenthal and Kevin Siegrist both have agreed to 2017 terms, the Cardinals announced. Rosenthal, who made $5.6 million last year, will make $6.4 million in 2017 after converting 14 of 18 save opportunities, then losing his closer’s job and missing time because of arm problems. Promised starter’s innings in spring training this year, the 26-year-old Rosenthal ranks fifth on the Cardinals’ career list with 110 saves. Siegrist, 27, who led National League lefthanded

So unless you don’t consider Halas or Lambeau part of the league’s history, McVay is not the youngest coach ever in the NFL. But he is young. He was in high school — high school — the last time the Rams had a winning record, in 2003 in St. Louis. He’s younger than Rams defensive end William Hayes by more than 8½ months. And he’s the league’s youngest head coach since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970. In Friday’s introductory news conference in Los Angeles, Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff cited all kinds of young coaches who went on to great success leading NFL teams. He mentioned Don Shula, John Madden, Jon Gruden, Mike Tomlin, Bill Cowher, Al Davis. What he neglected to mention Friday was that Lane Kiin, Raheem Morris, Josh McDaniels, Dave Shula, and the LA Rams’ own Harland Svare were all hired in their early 30s and were all pretty much disasters. So we’ll see if McVay proves to be in over his head or if he’s the second coming. He seems to be mature for his age. A lot of people have raved about the guy, including Marshall Faulk who had dinner with McVay and Demoff on Tuesday. The Rams desperately needed an infusion of offensive brainpower, and McVay has hired one of the game’s best defensive minds in veteran Wade Phillips to coordinate that side of the ball. A couple of other things that are obvious with the McVay hiring. For one, the Rams saved a lot of money on the coach’s salary in going young. For another, Demof has never ridden higher in the Rams’ organization. After orchestrating the move to St. Louis, he has a general manager he can control in Les Snead — who apparently still has a job. And Demoff has a young head coach he control in McVay. In 2012, this was Jeff Fisher’s team. In 2017, it’s Demof’s.

A POE ADMIRER There may be no bigger fan of “Bloated Tebow” — the name of the jump-pass play that went for a touchdown by Kansas City’s 346-pound defensive lineman, Dontari Poe — than Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger was already home from the Steelers’ regularseason finale against Baltimore, played earlier on Christmas Day, when he saw Poe’s pass to tight end Demetrius Harris against Denver. “I’m not trying to be facetious or be silly — I thought it was one of the more athletic things I’ve seen a big guy do,” Roethlisberger said via Wednesday conference call. “It’s obvious he’s gonna run it in, and then he jumps. It looked like a cross between a pass and a basketball shot. “You can just tell that he’s athletic. And I mean that. If you guys talk to him, tell him that I said I think it was an awesome play. ... Because I love the big guys. I love my linemen and anytime you see a big guy make a play like that, it’s pretty cool.”

FAMILIAR FACES

CHRIS LEE • clee@post-dispatch.com

Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez had a strong inish last season, winning six of his inal eight decisions.

relievers with a 2.77 ERA last season, will jump from $539,000 to an estimated $2 million as a first-time arbitration-eligible player. He had 17 “holds” last year.

Derrick Goold of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report. Rick Hummel @cmshhummel on Twitter rhummel@post-dispatch.com

Four of the five winningest playof teams in league history are in action this weekend. Pittsburgh has the most playof wins in NFL history, with 35. Dallas is No. 2 with 34, followed by No. 3 Green Bay with 33, and No. 5 New England with 29. The only member of the top five not in action is San Francisco, which has the fourth-most postseason wins with 30. The Steelers, Cowboys, Packers and Patriots have combined for 19 Super Bowl titles. This weekend marks the first time since the 2010 season that all four games in the divisional round were rematches of regular-season contests. It’s the first time since 2011 that all eight teams advancing to divisional play were division champions. Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com


HOCKEY

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M 1 • SATUrDAy • 01.14.2017

BLUES NOTEBOOK

NHL STANDINGS

Hutton will step in for struggling Allen

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Regular goalie has mixed feelings about sitting out BY JEREMY RUTHERFORD St. Louis Post-Dispatch

SAN JOSE, CALIF. • At some point, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said, any criticism of goaltender Jake Allen needs to be “solution-based.” “We’ve got to figure out a way that we’re going to help him get better,” Hitchcock said. “He’s got to help himself and we’ve got to help him.” After Allen’s save percentage slipped to .900 in a 5-1 loss to Los Angeles on Thursday, the Blues’ solution-based plan for Saturday’s game in San Jose is to sit him and give backup Carter Hutton the start. “This is a reset for Jake,” Hitchcock said. “Jimmy (Corsi) worked hard with him today. We’ll work hard again tomorrow and the next couple of days and see where we’re at here. (Allen) is like our team, there’s some good stuff and some stuff that needs to get better. He knows what he has to work on, we know what he has to work on, so we’re just going to give him a chance to reset the dial and then get back up and running again.” Allen, who has been pulled in three of his last five starts, understands the decision to start Hutton on Saturday. “You don’t play unless you deserve to play and right now I want to say I probably don’t deserve to play all the time,” he said. “I need to get back to the point where I’m deserving to play. I think that’s where our team wants me to get to and needs me right now.” But Allen insisted that sitting out will not fix the issues he’s been having. “The break doesn’t do

BLUES AT SHARKS When • 9:30 p.m. Saturday Where • SAP Center, San Jose TV, radio • Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX (1120 AM) Blues • The Blues beat the Sharks 3-2 on Nov. 17 in the irst meeting this season between last season’s Western Conference inalists. This is the Blues’ irst game in San Jose since being knocked out of the playofs last season. … The Blues are 1-4 in their past ive road games, with the win coming in overtime. … Vladimir Tarasenko has no shots on goal in past two games; he’s had eight blocked. Sharks • San Jose has been of since Wednesday, when the Sharks lost to Calgary to snap a two-game win streak. With 52 points, San Jose is in second in the Paciic Division. … Defenseman Brent Burns leads NHL defensemen in scoring and is ifth overall in scoring with 17 goals (seven more than any other D-man) and 27 assists for 44 points. He’s followed on the Sharks by Joe Pavelski with 15 goals and 24 assists for 39 points. Injuries • Blues — D Carl Gunnarsson (lower body), out. Sharks — F Tomas Hertl (knee) and D Dylan DeMelo (wrist), out. Tom Timmermann

anything,” he said. “The break doesn’t get you anywhere. It sits you on the bench and lets you watch. I just need to string a solid couple of games together. I need to just focus on myself right now and let the players take care of the rest of the game. I need to put a few solid games together and get some momentum going. Practice

is practice, but games is where it matters. “You need to go out there and there and just find a way to get it done. There’s no more excuses, there’s no more time to waste. I’ve had great games this year, I’ve had poor games, I’ve had mediocre games. But right now it’s been really tough to put some games together for me. That’s just going to be the biggest key for me, I need a few in a row.” In the meantime, the Blues will turn to Hutton, who seems as concerned about supporting Allen as anything. “It’s a lonely position when times are like this,” Hutton said. “I think the biggest thing he’s got to realize is you don’t lose talent overnight. He’s still an amazingly talented goalie and he’s had a lot of success in this league. I think your mind can control a lot of it, so just trying to block out the negative stuf and just play. Try to get back to when you were a kid and it was just fun.”

Atlantic Montreal Boston Ottawa Toronto Florida Tampa Bay Bufalo Detroit Metropolitan Washington Columbus Pittsburgh NY Rangers Philadelphia Carolina New Jersey NY Islanders

GP 43 45 40 40 44 43 42 42 GP 42 40 41 43 44 42 43 40

W 26 22 22 19 19 20 16 17 W 28 28 26 28 22 20 16 16

L 11 18 14 13 17 19 17 19 L 9 8 10 14 16 15 18 16

OT 6 5 4 8 8 4 9 6 OT 5 4 5 1 6 7 9 8

Pts 58 49 48 46 46 44 41 40 Pts 61 60 57 57 50 47 41 40

GF 133 111 103 124 102 122 97 105 GF 126 135 142 148 129 114 97 112

GA 108 110 103 118 119 129 119 124 GA 86 90 118 111 137 113 127 121

Home 15-4-2 9-10-0 13-6-4 10-7-2 10-9-3 12-7-2 9-8-3 7-10-3 Home 17-5-1 16-4-1 18-2-2 13-8-1 14-6-3 14-4-1 10-6-3 11-8-4

Away 11-7-4 13-8-5 9-8-0 9-6-6 9-8-5 8-12-2 7-9-6 10-9-3 Away 11-4-4 12-4-3 8-8-3 15-6-0 8-10-3 6-11-6 6-12-6 5-8-4

GF 124 130 118 116 114 122 80 GF 119 112 126 117 107 110 86

GA 113 86 128 112 129 133 134 GA 114 96 120 121 106 128 128

Home 17-4-4 14-4-0 16-5-4 12-5-5 12-6-4 11-9-1 5-14-1 Home 14-5-2 14-5-1 10-8-2 12-10-0 13-6-1 15-6-2 7-10-2

Away Div 10-9-1 9-6-1 12-5-5 7-3-2 5-11-1 9-6-2 7-11-2 9-8-1 6-11-4 8-8-3 9-12-2 9-4-1 8-12-0 5-11-0 Away Div 9-8-6 10-2-4 11-10-1 8-6-2 12-7-5 6-4-3 11-9-2 9-7-1 8-11-3 7-5-0 5-13-3 8-5-1 5-12-4 4-7-5

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Chicago Minnesota Blues Nashville Dallas Winnipeg Colorado Paciic Anaheim San Jose Edmonton Calgary Los Angeles Vancouver Arizona

GP 45 40 42 42 43 44 40 GP 44 42 44 44 42 44 40

W 27 26 21 19 18 20 13 W 23 25 22 23 21 20 12

L 13 9 16 16 17 21 26 L 13 15 15 19 17 19 22

OT 5 5 5 7 8 3 1 OT 8 2 7 2 4 5 6

Pts 59 57 47 45 44 43 27 Pts 54 52 51 48 46 45 30

Thursday Philadelphia 5, Vancouver 4, SO Ottawa 4, Pittsburgh 1 Tampa Bay 4, Buffalo 2 Minnesota 7, Montreal 1 Nashville 2, Boston 1 Dallas 5, Detroit 2 Anaheim 4, Colorado 1 Edmonton 3, New Jersey 2, OT Los Angeles 5, Blues 1 Saturday Philadelphia at Boston, noon Nashville at Colorado, 2 p.m. Columbus at Florida, 6 p.m. NY Islanders at Carolina, 6 p.m. Toronto at Ottawa, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Detroit, 6 p.m. NY Rangers at Montreal, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Arizona, 7 p.m. Calgary at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Winnipeg at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Blues at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Sunday Philadelphia at Washington, noon Minnesota at Chicago, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Vancouver, 6 p.m. Blues at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Capitals rout Blackhawks, win 8th straight

JURY STILL OUT The Blues were still deciding Friday whether they would keep their new defensive pairs, featuring Alex Pietrangelo and Colton Parayko, together in San Jose. “There was some good stuff and there was some stuff that we thought could be better,” Hitchcock said. “What we did like, quite frankly, was the pair of (Joel) Edmundson and (Robert) Bortuzzo. We like that. Now what we do with the other two, we’re not sure.” Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford on Twitter jrutherford@post-dispatch.com

Blues look for answers

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Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (left) stops a shot by the Capitals’ T.J. Oshie. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Jay Beagle scored twice to lead a balanced blowout for the host Washington Capitals as they won their eighth consecutive game, beating the Chicago Blackhawks 6-0 Friday night in a matchup of the NHL’s hottest teams. Nicklas Backstrom, Brett Connolly, Tom Wilson and T.J. Oshie also scored for Washington, which snapped Chicago’s winning streak at four. With the victory, they reached 61 points and passed the Columbus Blue Jackets for the most in the league.

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NOTEBOOK could be flying back to St. Louis on Monday out of a top-three spot in Central Division standings. “Things have been tough,” forward Scottie Upshall said. “We’re at a point in our season where we’re facing some adversity. This group, we’ve been really good in the past not letting things get out of our control. We’ve always been able to grab things when they’ve been sliding and we’re at a point now where we haven’t played our best hockey and our attitude needs to get back to winning and doing things the right way, playing hard, realizing it’s not easy.” The Blues are not working hard enough offensively to create their own chances. They were outshot 39-17 in Tuesday’s 5-3 loss to Boston, but a closer look reveals they directed nearly as many attempts at the net, 56-51. But the Bruins blocked 19 and the the Blues missed another 15. The story was the same Thursday when LA outshot the Blues 28-22; the shots directed at the net were 52-52, but the Kings blocked 16 and the Blues missed another 14. “Overall when you’re allowing that many shots to get blocked and you’re missing the net that much, you’ve got to do a better job in those areas,” Hitchcock said. In the last two games, Vladimir Tarasenko, who is sixth in the NHL in goals (20) and points (43), has no official shots on goal. He’s had eight blocked and missed three. “In the second half of the season, what gets dialed up is checking,” Hitchcock said. “This is big-body hockey out there, nothing is going to be easy here. You’re go-

Div 10-1-4 12-5-0 6-5-1 8-4-1 7-7-5 9-3-2 4-8-3 4-8-3 Div 7-5-4 6-3-0 10-5-0 10-5-0 4-4-1 3-7-2 5-4-2 4-5-2

Friday Toronto 4, NY Rangers 2 Washington 6, Chicago 0 NY Islanders 5, Florida 2 Carolina 5, Buffalo 2 Columbus at Tampa Bay, late New Jersey at Calgary, late Winnipeg at Arizona, late

Lightning retire St. Louis’ No. 26 • The Tampa Bay Lightning have retired Martin St. Louis’ uniform No. 26 — the first player in franchise history to receive the honor. St. Louis was honored in a pregame cer-

emony Friday night before the Lightning played Columbus. A key member of Tampa Bay’s 2004 Stanley Cup championship team, St. Louis holds the franchise record for points (953) and assists (588). Sharks’ DeMelo out eight weeks • San Jose Sharks defenseman Dylan DeMelo is expected to miss eight weeks after breaking his right wrist. DeMelo got hurt Tuesday night when he was hit by Edmonton forward Zack Kassian. Predators acquire McLeod from Avalanche • The Nashville Predators have acquired Cody McLeod from Colorado in exchange for forward Felix Girard. McLeod has played in 28 games for Colorado this season and has recorded one goal and 52 penalty minutes.

NHL SUMMARIES LATE THURSDAY

Hurricanes 5, Sabres 2 ASSOCIATED PRESS

Los Angeles Kings center Jef Carter checks Blues right winger Vladimir Tarasenko during the irst period of Thursday night’s Blues loss.

ing to get checked hard, there’s going to be a lot of physical play, that’s the way it is out here. It’s going to be harder to score, it’s going to be harder to get scoring chances, harder to get shots on net. So your attention to detail ofensively is going to have to go up accordingly. We’re just going to have to learn to fight through it. If you want to get shots on goal, you’re going to have to check the puck back yourself and you’re going to have to fight through checking. That’s just the bottom line.” Faulty goaltending has also been behind the Blues chasing games, in terms of affecting the team’s early mindset. When Jake Allen allowed LA’s second goal to Trevor Lewis, “all of the sudden you’ve got to score three to win the game and that’s a big hole on the road,” Hitchcock said. But then the Blues are digging the hole deeper by giving opponents too much space, which leads to more quality chances against, putting even more pressure on the goalies. “It’s a mistake, followed by another mistake, followed by another mistake,” Hitchcock said. “The mistake is made, let’s cut it of. We’re try-

ing to recover from the mistake and then we’re making another mistake and then they end up with quality chances. If we do our part by eliminating the easy scoring chances, then the rest is going to be on the goalies, and then they’ve got to do their part.” Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo said the game plan is in place. “We’ve just got to go out and execute it,” he said. “(The coaches) prepare us in the best possible way. This is a staff that looks at every single detail. It’s on us to make sure that we go out there and execute it and the coaching staff to make sure that they work with us to get through this on how to get better. “We’re taking a good hard look in the mirror, myself included. A lot of times that’s uncomfortable. It’s not easy to look at your mistakes and have to be honest about what’s going on. But I think that’s going to make us better, the accountability is going to make us better, and I think that’s where we’re at right now.” Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford on Twitter jrutherford@post-dispatch.com

Buffalo 1 1 0 — Carolina 0 3 2 — First period: 1, Buffalo, Carrier 3 (O’reilly), 4:24. Penalties: Mcclement, CAR, (interference), 7:23; Ristolainen, BUF, (holding), 10:19; Fedun, BUF, (tripping), 15:02. Second period: 2, Carolina, Skinner 16 (Staal, Ryan), 1:48. 3, Carolina, Skinner 17 (Faulk), 2:43. 4, Carolina, Mcginn 3 (Hainsey, Lindholm), 6:51. 5, Buffalo, Gionta 9, 11:49 (sh). Penalties: Deslauriers, BUF, (boarding), 10:55. Third period: 6, Carolina, Rask 13 (Skinner, Hanifin), 4:15. 7, Carolina, Mcginn 4 (Staal), 7:58. Penalties: Fedun, BUF, (tripping), 8:26; Staal, CAR, (kneeing), 12:02. Shots: Buffalo 13-13-12: 38. Carolina 8-14-16: 38. Power-plays: Buffalo 0 of 2; Carolina 0 of 4. Goalies: Buffalo, Nilsson 7-5-4 (38 shots-33 saves). Carolina, Ward 17-12-6 (38-36). A: 11,992. Referees: Frederick L’Ecuyer, Brian Pochmara. Linesmen: Lonnie Cameron, Kory Nagy.

2 5

Maple Leafs 4, Rangers 2 Toronto 2 1 1 — 4 NY Rangers 0 1 1 — 2 First period: 1, Toronto, Nylander 9 (Hunwick, Kadri), 4:49. 2, Toronto, Van riemsdyk 15 (Marner, Bozak), 17:28 (pp). Penalties: Skjei, NYR, (interference), 9:12; Andersen, TOR, served by Kadri, (holding), 12:17; Gardiner, TOR, (holding), 14:44; Pirri, NYR, (hooking), 15:39. Second period: 3, NY Rangers, Kreider 17 (Mcdonagh, Zuccarello), 9:05. 4, Toronto, Brown 10 (Gardiner, Matthews), 14:27. Penalties: Rielly, TOR, (holding), 0:52; Clendening, NYR, (hooking), 6:31; Van riemsdyk, TOR, (delay of game), 9:23; Gardiner, TOR, (hooking), 19:50. Third period: 5, Toronto, Carrick 2 (Bozak, Marner), 13:20 (pp). 6, NY Rangers, Miller 13 (Buchnevich, Clendening), 18:35. Penalties: Klein, NYR, (slashing), 13:08; Gardiner, TOR, (holding), 15:53. Shots: Toronto 11-9-7: 27. NY Rangers 11-11-14: 36. Power-plays: Toronto 2 of 4; NY Rangers 0 of 6. Goalies: Toronto, Andersen 18-9-7 (36 shots-34 saves). NY Rangers, Lundqvist 18-10-1 (27-23). A: 18,006. Referees: Francis Charron, Dean Morton. Linesmen: Matt MacPherson, Brian Murphy.

Capitals 6, Blackhawks 0 Chicago 0 0 0 — 0 Washington 3 1 2 — 6 First period: 1, Washington, Beagle 7 (Wilson, Winnik), 6:04. 2, Washington, Backstrom 12 (Oshie, Ovechkin), 6:17. 3, Washington, Connolly 6 (Eller, Burakovsky), 17:49. Penalties: None. Second period: 4, Washington, Wilson 3 (Schmidt, Eller), 17:01. Penalties: Connolly, WSH, (interference), 2:31; Schmidt, WSH, (holding), 14:45. Third period: 5, Washington, Oshie 14 (Schmidt, Backstrom), 8:11. 6, Washington, Beagle 8 (Carlson, Wilson), 18:28. Penalties: None. Shots: Chicago 5-12-7: 24. Washington 14-10-10: 34. Power-plays: Chicago 0 of 2; . Goalies: Chicago, Darling 11-4-2 (4 shots-3 saves), Crawford 16-9-3 (30-25). Washington, Holtby 21-8-4 (24-24). A: 18,506. Referees: Thor Nelson, Kelly Sutherland. Linesmen: Derek Amell, David Brisebois.

Islanders 5, Panthers 2 NY Islanders 2 1 2 — 5 Florida 1 0 1 — 2 First period: 1, NY Islanders, Chimera 6 (Beauvillier), 2:22. 2, NY Islanders, Tavares 12 (Leddy, Bailey), 3:48. 3, Florida, Trocheck 13 (Jagr, Yandle), 9:55. Penalties: Boychuk, NYI, (holding), 13:09; Ladd, NYI, (cross checking), 17:55. Second period: 4, NY Islanders, Leddy 7, 16:06. Penalties: Griffith, FLA, (slashing), 9:30; Kindl, FLA, (cross checking), 9:30; Kindl, FLA, (hooking), 18:31; Strome, NYI, (slashing), 19:43. Third period: 5, Florida, Smith 9 (Trocheck, Yandle), 1:42 (pp). 6, NY Islanders, Tavares 13 (Bailey), 7:50. 7, NY Islanders, Tavares 14 (Leddy, Cizikas), 18:16. Penalties: Kindl, FLA, (holding), 8:19; Pysyk, FLA, (high sticking), 13:35; Trocheck, FLA, (delay of game), 14:10; Jokinen, FLA, (cross checking), 14:50; Strome, NYI, Major (fighting), 14:50; Jokinen, FLA, Major (fighting), 14:50; Strome, NYI, (roughing), 14:50; Lee, NYI, (roughing), 16:00; Mackenzie, FLA, (roughing), 16:00. Shots: NY Islanders 5-20-17: 42. Florida 10-11-8: 29. Power-plays: NY Islanders 0 of 6; Florida 1 of 3. Goalies: NY Islanders, Greiss 10-6-2 (29 shots-27 saves). Florida, Luongo 13-11-5 (41-37). A: 14,352. Referees: Tom Chmielewski, Dan O’Rourke. Linesmen: Steve Miller, Brian Murphy.

Oilers 3, Devils 2, OT New Jersey 1 1 0 0 — Edmonton 0 1 1 1 — First period: 1, New Jersey, Zajac 9 (Palmieri, Cammalleri), 18:06. Penalties: Cammalleri, NJ, (tripping), 4:28; Severson, NJ, (hooking), 8:31; Letestu, EDM, (tripping), 14:55; Russell, EDM, Major (fighting), 20:00; Palmieri, NJ, Major (fighting), 20:00. Second period: 2, Edmonton, Sekera 5 (Draisaitl, Larsson), 0:16. 3, New Jersey, Santini 1 (Hall, Parenteau), 19:09. Penalties: Larsson, EDM, (roughing), 4:11; Kassian, EDM, (tripping), 14:00. Third period: 4, Edmonton, Maroon 17 (Draisaitl, Mcdavid), 12:36. Penalties: Hall, NJ, served by Wood, major (high sticking), 2:45; Kassian, EDM, (roughing), 2:45. Overtime: 5, Edmonton, Draisaitl 16 (Klefbom, Mcdavid), 1:50. Penalties: None. Shots: New Jersey 6-7-4-1: 18. Edmonton 9-9-12-4: 34. Power-plays: New Jersey 0 of 3; Edmonton 0 of 4. Goalies: New Jersey, Schneider 12-14-7 (34 shots-31 saves). Edmonton, Talbot 21-12-6 (18-16). A: 18,347. Referees: Jon Mclsaac, Brad Meier. Linesmen: Trent Knorr, Mark Wheler.

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Ducks 4, Avalanche 1 Anaheim 2 1 1 — 4 Colorado 1 0 0 — 1 First period: 1, Anaheim, Silfverberg 13, 3:52. 2, Colorado, Mackinnon 11, 5:24. 3, Anaheim, Rakell 17 (Getzlaf, Bieksa), 6:15. Penalties: Grigorenko, COL, (interference), 12:42. Second period: 4, Anaheim, Kesler 17 (Theodore, Cogliano), 6:03. Penalties: Mcleod, COL, Major (fighting), 2:42; Cramarossa, ANA, Major (fighting), 2:42; Kesler, ANA, (tripping), 10:41. Third period: 5, Anaheim, Perry 8 (Fowler, Rakell), 18:24. Penalties: Silfverberg, ANA, (high sticking), 6:34; Vatanen, ANA, (tripping), 10:11. Shots: Anaheim 14-10-8: 32. Colorado 8-11-15: 34. Power-plays: Anaheim 0 of 1; Colorado 0 of 3. Goalies: Anaheim, Gibson 17-10-7 (34 shots-33 saves). Colorado, Varlamov 6-15-0 (31-28). A: 14,589. Referees: Marc Joannette, Kevin Pollock. Linesmen: Scott Driscoll, John Grandt.

Stars 5, Red Wings 2 Detroit 2 0 0 — 2 Dallas 1 3 1 — 5 First period: 1, Dallas, Korpikoski 6 (Benn, Sharp), 3:39. 2, Detroit, Nyquist 5 (Zetterberg, Vanek), 14:09 (pp). 3, Detroit, Zetterberg 8 (Mantha, Nyquist), 15:42. Penalties: Eakin, DAL, (hooking), 6:55; Ritchie, DAL, (high sticking), 10:51; Dallas bench, served by Seguin (too many men on the ice), 13:03; Faksa, DAL, (high sticking), 13:10. Second period: 4, Dallas, Ritchie 9 (Faksa), 3:31. 5, Dallas, Klingberg 6 (Shore), 15:53. 6, Dallas, Johns 4 (Oduya, Spezza), 16:42. Penalties: Mantha, DET, (boarding), 0:47. Third period: 7, Dallas, Eaves 15, 18:54. Penalties: Spezza, DAL, (tripping), 14:22. Shots: Detroit 11-6-16: 33. Dallas 4-12-5: 21. Power-plays: Detroit 1 of 5; Dallas 0 of 1. Goalies: Detroit, Mrazek 9-11-4 (20 shots-16 saves). Dallas, Niemi 9-7-4 (33-31). A: 18,532. Referees: TJ Luxmore, Brad Watson. Linesmen: Darren Gibbs, Shane Heyer.


HOCKEY

B6 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

M 2 • SATUrDAy • 01.14.2017

BLUES NOTEBOOK

NHL STANDINGS

Hutton will step in for struggling Allen

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Regular goalie has mixed feelings about sitting out BY JEREMY RUTHERFORD St. Louis Post-Dispatch

SAN JOSE, CALIF. • At some point, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said, any criticism of goaltender Jake Allen needs to be “solution-based.” “We’ve got to figure out a way that we’re going to help him get better,” Hitchcock said. “He’s got to help himself and we’ve got to help him.” After Allen’s save percentage slipped to .900 in a 5-1 loss to Los Angeles on Thursday, the Blues’ solution-based plan for Saturday’s game in San Jose is to sit him and give backup Carter Hutton the start. “This is a reset for Jake,” Hitchcock said. “Jimmy (Corsi) worked hard with him today. We’ll work hard again tomorrow and the next couple of days and see where we’re at here. (Allen) is like our team, there’s some good stuff and some stuff that needs to get better. He knows what he has to work on, we know what he has to work on, so we’re just going to give him a chance to reset the dial and then get back up and running again.” Allen, who has been pulled in three of his last five starts, understands the decision to start Hutton on Saturday. “You don’t play unless you deserve to play and right now I want to say I probably don’t deserve to play all the time,” he said. “I need to get back to the point where I’m deserving to play. I think that’s where our team wants me to get to and needs me right now.” But Allen insisted that sitting out will not fix the issues he’s been having. “The break doesn’t do

BLUES AT SHARKS When • 9:30 p.m. Saturday Where • SAP Center, San Jose TV, radio • Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX (1120 AM) Blues • The Blues beat the Sharks 3-2 on Nov. 17 in the irst meeting this season between last season’s Western Conference inalists. This is the Blues’ irst game in San Jose since being knocked out of the playofs last season. … The Blues are 1-4 in their past ive road games, with the win coming in overtime. … Vladimir Tarasenko has no shots on goal in past two games; he’s had eight blocked. Sharks • San Jose has been of since Wednesday, when the Sharks lost to Calgary to snap a two-game win streak. With 52 points, San Jose is in second in the Paciic Division. … Defenseman Brent Burns leads NHL defensemen in scoring and is ifth overall in scoring with 17 goals (seven more than any other D-man) and 27 assists for 44 points. He’s followed on the Sharks by Joe Pavelski with 15 goals and 24 assists for 39 points. Injuries • Blues — D Carl Gunnarsson (lower body), out. Sharks — F Tomas Hertl (knee) and D Dylan DeMelo (wrist), out. Tom Timmermann

anything,” he said. “The break doesn’t get you anywhere. It sits you on the bench and lets you watch. I just need to string a solid couple of games together. I need to just focus on myself right now and let the players take care of the rest of the game. I need to put a few solid games together and get some momentum going. Practice

is practice, but games is where it matters. “You need to go out there and there and just find a way to get it done. There’s no more excuses, there’s no more time to waste. I’ve had great games this year, I’ve had poor games, I’ve had mediocre games. But right now it’s been really tough to put some games together for me. That’s just going to be the biggest key for me, I need a few in a row.” In the meantime, the Blues will turn to Hutton, who seems as concerned about supporting Allen as anything. “It’s a lonely position when times are like this,” Hutton said. “I think the biggest thing he’s got to realize is you don’t lose talent overnight. He’s still an amazingly talented goalie and he’s had a lot of success in this league. I think your mind can control a lot of it, so just trying to block out the negative stuf and just play. Try to get back to when you were a kid and it was just fun.”

Atlantic Montreal Boston Ottawa Toronto Florida Tampa Bay Bufalo Detroit Metropolitan Columbus Washington Pittsburgh NY Rangers Philadelphia Carolina New Jersey NY Islanders

GP 43 45 40 40 44 44 42 42 GP 41 42 41 43 44 42 44 40

W L 26 11 22 18 22 14 19 13 19 17 20 20 16 17 17 19 W L 29 8 28 9 26 10 28 14 22 16 20 15 17 18 16 16

OT 6 5 4 8 8 4 9 6 OT 4 5 5 1 6 7 9 8

Pts 58 49 48 46 46 44 41 40 Pts 62 61 57 57 50 47 43 40

GF 133 111 103 124 102 123 97 105 GF 138 126 142 148 129 114 99 112

GA 108 110 103 118 119 132 119 124 GA 91 86 118 111 137 113 128 121

Home 15-4-2 9-10-0 13-6-4 10-7-2 10-9-3 12-8-2 9-8-3 7-10-3 Home 16-4-1 17-5-1 18-2-2 13-8-1 14-6-3 14-4-1 10-6-3 11-8-4

Away 11-7-4 13-8-5 9-8-0 9-6-6 9-8-5 8-12-2 7-9-6 10-9-3 Away 13-4-3 11-4-4 8-8-3 15-6-0 8-10-3 6-11-6 7-12-6 5-8-4

GF 124 130 118 116 114 125 80 GF 119 112 126 118 107 110 90

GA 113 86 128 112 129 137 134 GA 114 96 120 123 106 128 131

Home 17-4-4 14-4-0 16-5-4 12-5-5 12-6-4 11-9-1 5-14-1 Home 14-5-2 14-5-1 10-8-2 12-11-0 13-6-1 15-6-2 8-10-2

Away Div 10-9-1 9-6-1 12-5-5 7-3-2 5-11-1 9-6-2 7-11-2 9-8-1 6-11-4 8-8-3 9-13-2 9-4-1 8-12-0 5-11-0 Away Div 9-8-6 10-2-4 11-10-1 8-6-2 12-7-5 6-4-3 11-9-2 9-7-1 8-11-3 7-5-0 5-13-3 8-5-1 5-12-4 4-7-5

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Chicago Minnesota Blues Nashville Dallas Winnipeg Colorado Paciic Anaheim San Jose Edmonton Calgary Los Angeles Vancouver Arizona

GP 45 40 42 42 43 45 40 GP 44 42 44 45 42 44 41

W 27 26 21 19 18 20 13 W 23 25 22 23 21 20 13

L 13 9 16 16 17 22 26 L 13 15 15 20 17 19 22

OT 5 5 5 7 8 3 1 OT 8 2 7 2 4 5 6

Pts 59 57 47 45 44 43 27 Pts 54 52 51 48 46 45 32

Thursday Philadelphia 5, Vancouver 4, SO Ottawa 4, Pittsburgh 1 Tampa Bay 4, Buffalo 2 Minnesota 7, Montreal 1 Nashville 2, Boston 1 Dallas 5, Detroit 2 Anaheim 4, Colorado 1 Edmonton 3, New Jersey 2, OT Los Angeles 5, Blues 1 Saturday Philadelphia at Boston, noon Nashville at Colorado, 2 p.m. Columbus at Florida, 6 p.m. NY Islanders at Carolina, 6 p.m. Toronto at Ottawa, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Detroit, 6 p.m. NY Rangers at Montreal, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Arizona, 7 p.m. Calgary at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Winnipeg at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Blues at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Sunday Philadelphia at Washington, noon Minnesota at Chicago, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Vancouver, 6 p.m. Blues at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Capitals rout Blackhawks, win 8th straight

JURY STILL OUT The Blues were still deciding Friday whether they would keep their new defensive pairs, featuring Alex Pietrangelo and Colton Parayko, together in San Jose. “There was some good stuff and there was some stuff that we thought could be better,” Hitchcock said. “What we did like, quite frankly, was the pair of (Joel) Edmundson and (Robert) Bortuzzo. We like that. Now what we do with the other two, we’re not sure.” Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford on Twitter jrutherford@post-dispatch.com

Blues look for answers

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (left) stops a shot by the Capitals’ T.J. Oshie. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Jay Beagle scored twice to lead a balanced blowout for the host Washington Capitals as they won their eighth consecutive game, beating the Chicago Blackhawks 6-0 Friday night in a matchup of the NHL’s hottest teams. Nicklas Backstrom, Brett Connolly, Tom Wilson and T.J. Oshie also scored for Washington, which snapped Chicago’s winning streak at four. With the victory, they reached 61 points and passed the Columbus Blue Jackets for the most in the league.

BLUES • FROM B1

NOTEBOOK could be flying back to St. Louis on Monday out of a top-three spot in Central Division standings. “Things have been tough,” forward Scottie Upshall said. “We’re at a point in our season where we’re facing some adversity. This group, we’ve been really good in the past not letting things get out of our control. We’ve always been able to grab things when they’ve been sliding and we’re at a point now where we haven’t played our best hockey and our attitude needs to get back to winning and doing things the right way, playing hard, realizing it’s not easy.” The Blues are not working hard enough offensively to create their own chances. They were outshot 39-17 in Tuesday’s 5-3 loss to Boston, but a closer look reveals they directed nearly as many attempts at the net, 56-51. But the Bruins blocked 19 and the the Blues missed another 15. The story was the same Thursday when LA outshot the Blues 28-22; the shots directed at the net were 52-52, but the Kings blocked 16 and the Blues missed another 14. “Overall when you’re allowing that many shots to get blocked and you’re missing the net that much, you’ve got to do a better job in those areas,” Hitchcock said. In the last two games, Vladimir Tarasenko, who is sixth in the NHL in goals (20) and points (43), has no official shots on goal. He’s had eight blocked and missed three. “In the second half of the season, what gets dialed up is checking,” Hitchcock said. “This is big-body hockey out there, nothing is going to be easy here. You’re go-

Div 10-1-4 12-5-0 6-5-1 8-4-1 7-7-5 9-3-2 4-8-3 4-8Div 6-3-0 7-5-4 10-5-0 10-5-0 4-4-1 3-7-2 5-4-2 4-5-2

Friday Toronto 4, NY Rangers 2 Washington 6, Chicago 0 NY Islanders 5, Florida 2 Carolina 5, Buffalo 2 Columbus 3, Tampa Bay 1 New Jersey 2, Calgary 1 Arizona 4, Winnipeg 3

Lightning retire St. Louis’ No. 26 • The Tampa Bay Lightning have retired Martin St. Louis’ uniform No. 26 — the first player in franchise history to receive the honor. St. Louis was honored in a pregame cer-

emony Friday night before the Lightning played Columbus. A key member of Tampa Bay’s 2004 Stanley Cup championship team, St. Louis holds the franchise record for points (953) and assists (588). Sharks’ DeMelo out eight weeks • San Jose Sharks defenseman Dylan DeMelo is expected to miss eight weeks after breaking his right wrist. DeMelo got hurt Tuesday night when he was hit by Edmonton forward Zack Kassian. Predators acquire McLeod from Avalanche • The Nashville Predators have acquired Cody McLeod from Colorado in exchange for forward Felix Girard. McLeod has played in 28 games for Colorado this season and has recorded one goal and 52 penalty minutes.

NHL SUMMARIES Hurricanes 5, Sabres 2 ASSOCIATED PRESS

Los Angeles Kings center Jef Carter checks Blues right winger Vladimir Tarasenko during the irst period of Thursday night’s Blues loss.

ing to get checked hard, there’s going to be a lot of physical play, that’s the way it is out here. It’s going to be harder to score, it’s going to be harder to get scoring chances, harder to get shots on net. So your attention to detail ofensively is going to have to go up accordingly. We’re just going to have to learn to fight through it. If you want to get shots on goal, you’re going to have to check the puck back yourself and you’re going to have to fight through checking. That’s just the bottom line.” Faulty goaltending has also been behind the Blues chasing games, in terms of affecting the team’s early mindset. When Jake Allen allowed LA’s second goal to Trevor Lewis, “all of the sudden you’ve got to score three to win the game and that’s a big hole on the road,” Hitchcock said. But then the Blues are digging the hole deeper by giving opponents too much space, which leads to more quality chances against, putting even more pressure on the goalies. “It’s a mistake, followed by another mistake, followed by another mistake,” Hitchcock said. “The mistake is made, let’s cut it of. We’re try-

ing to recover from the mistake and then we’re making another mistake and then they end up with quality chances. If we do our part by eliminating the easy scoring chances, then the rest is going to be on the goalies, and then they’ve got to do their part.” Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo said the game plan is in place. “We’ve just got to go out and execute it,” he said. “(The coaches) prepare us in the best possible way. This is a staff that looks at every single detail. It’s on us to make sure that we go out there and execute it and the coaching staff to make sure that they work with us to get through this on how to get better. “We’re taking a good hard look in the mirror, myself included. A lot of times that’s uncomfortable. It’s not easy to look at your mistakes and have to be honest about what’s going on. But I think that’s going to make us better, the accountability is going to make us better, and I think that’s where we’re at right now.” Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford on Twitter jrutherford@post-dispatch.com

Buffalo 1 1 0 — Carolina 0 3 2 — First period: 1, Buffalo, Carrier 3 (O’reilly), 4:24. Penalties: Mcclement, CAR, (interference), 7:23; Ristolainen, BUF, (holding), 10:19; Fedun, BUF, (tripping), 15:02. Second period: 2, Carolina, Skinner 16 (Staal, Ryan), 1:48. 3, Carolina, Skinner 17 (Faulk), 2:43. 4, Carolina, Mcginn 3 (Hainsey, Lindholm), 6:51. 5, Buffalo, Gionta 9, 11:49 (sh). Penalties: Deslauriers, BUF, (boarding), 10:55. Third period: 6, Carolina, Rask 13 (Skinner, Hanifin), 4:15. 7, Carolina, Mcginn 4 (Staal), 7:58. Penalties: Fedun, BUF, (tripping), 8:26; Staal, CAR, (kneeing), 12:02. Shots: Buffalo 13-13-12: 38. Carolina 8-14-16: 38. Power-plays: Buffalo 0 of 2; Carolina 0 of 4. Goalies: Buffalo, Nilsson 7-5-4 (38 shots-33 saves). Carolina, Ward 17-12-6 (38-36). A: 11,992. Referees: Frederick L’Ecuyer, Brian Pochmara. Linesmen: Lonnie Cameron, Kory Nagy.

Blue Jackets 3, Lightning 1 2 5

Columbus 0 1 2 — 3 Tampa Bay 1 0 0 — 1 First period: 1, Tampa Bay, Drouin 13 (Filppula, Palat), 16:18. Penalties: Killorn, TB, Major (fighting), 17:46; Anderson, CBJ, Major (fighting), 17:46; Anderson, CBJ, served by Hartnell, (roughing), 17:46. Second period: 2, Columbus, Anderson 10 (Savard), 16:40. Penalties: Filppula, TB, (tripping), 1:34; Gagner, CBJ, (tripping), 2:49; Peca, TB, (hooking), 13:55. Third period: 3, Columbus, Foligno 15 (Wennberg, Werenski), 4:29 (pp). 4, Columbus, Jenner 7, 18:55 (sh). Penalties: Johnson, TB, (holding), 3:55; Tampa Bay bench, served by Drouin (too many men on the ice), 12:11; Johnson, CBJ, (slashing), 16:56. Shots: Columbus 6-16-9: 31. Tampa Bay 19-7-6: 32. Power-plays: Columbus 1 of 4; Tampa Bay 0 of 3. Goalies: Columbus, Korpisalo 1-0-0 (32 shots-31 saves). Tampa Bay, Vasilevskiy 10-10-2 (30-28). A: 19,092. Referees: Trevor Hanson, Tim Peel. Linesmen: Brad Kovachik, Tim Nowak.

Maple Leafs 4, Rangers 2

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Toronto 2 1 1 — 4 NY Rangers 0 1 1 — 2 First period: 1, Toronto, Nylander 9 (Hunwick, Kadri), 4:49. 2, Toronto, Van riemsdyk 15 (Marner, Bozak), 17:28 (pp). Penalties: Skjei, NYR, (interference), 9:12; Andersen, TOR, served by Kadri, (holding), 12:17; Gardiner, TOR, (holding), 14:44; Pirri, NYR, (hooking), 15:39. Second period: 3, NY Rangers, Kreider 17 (Mcdonagh, Zuccarello), 9:05. 4, Toronto, Brown 10 (Gardiner, Matthews), 14:27. Penalties: Rielly, TOR, (holding), 0:52; Clendening, NYR, (hooking), 6:31; Van riemsdyk, TOR, (delay of game), 9:23; Gardiner, TOR, (hooking), 19:50. Third period: 5, Toronto, Carrick 2 (Bozak, Marner), 13:20 (pp). 6, NY Rangers, Miller 13 (Buchnevich, Clendening), 18:35. Penalties: Klein, NYR, (slashing), 13:08; Gardiner, TOR, (holding), 15:53. Shots: Toronto 11-9-7: 27. NY Rangers 11-11-14: 36. Power-plays: Toronto 2 of 4; NY Rangers 0 of 6. Goalies: Toronto, Andersen 18-9-7 (36 shots-34 saves). NY Rangers, Lundqvist 18-10-1 (27-23). A: 18,006. Referees: Francis Charron, Dean Morton. Linesmen: Matt MacPherson, Brian Murphy.

Oilers 3, Devils 2, OT

Capitals 6, Blackhawks 0 Chicago 0 0 0 — 0 Washington 3 1 2 — 6 First period: 1, Washington, Beagle 7 (Wilson, Winnik), 6:04. 2, Washington, Backstrom 12 (Oshie, Ovechkin), 6:17. 3, Washington, Connolly 6 (Eller, Burakovsky), 17:49. Penalties: None. Second period: 4, Washington, Wilson 3 (Schmidt, Eller), 17:01. Penalties: Connolly, WSH, (interference), 2:31; Schmidt, WSH, (holding), 14:45. Third period: 5, Washington, Oshie 14 (Schmidt, Backstrom), 8:11. 6, Washington, Beagle 8 (Carlson, Wilson), 18:28. Penalties: None. Shots: Chicago 5-12-7: 24. Washington 14-10-10: 34. Power-plays: Chicago 0 of 2; . Goalies: Chicago, Darling 11-4-2 (4 shots-3 saves), Crawford 16-9-3 (30-25). Washington, Holtby 21-8-4 (24-24). A: 18,506. Referees: Thor Nelson, Kelly Sutherland. Linesmen: Derek Amell, David Brisebois.

Islanders 5, Panthers 2 NY Islanders 2 1 2 — 5 Florida 1 0 1 — 2 First period: 1, NY Islanders, Chimera 6 (Beauvillier), 2:22. 2, NY Islanders, Tavares 12 (Leddy, Bailey), 3:48. 3, Florida, Trocheck 13 (Jagr, Yandle), 9:55. Penalties: Boychuk, NYI, (holding), 13:09; Ladd, NYI, (cross checking), 17:55. Second period: 4, NY Islanders, Leddy 7, 16:06. Penalties: Griffith, FLA, (slashing), 9:30; Kindl, FLA, (cross checking), 9:30; Kindl, FLA, (hooking), 18:31; Strome, NYI, (slashing), 19:43. Third period: 5, Florida, Smith 9 (Trocheck, Yandle), 1:42 (pp). 6, NY Islanders, Tavares 13 (Bailey), 7:50. 7, NY Islanders, Tavares 14 (Leddy, Cizikas), 18:16. Penalties: Kindl, FLA, (holding), 8:19; Pysyk, FLA, (high sticking), 13:35; Trocheck, FLA, (delay of game), 14:10; Jokinen, FLA, (cross checking), 14:50; Strome, NYI, Major (fighting), 14:50; Jokinen, FLA, Major (fighting), 14:50; Strome, NYI, (roughing), 14:50; Lee, NYI, (roughing), 16:00; Mackenzie, FLA, (roughing), 16:00. Shots: NY Islanders 5-20-17: 42. Florida 10-11-8: 29. Power-plays: NY Islanders 0 of 6; Florida 1 of 3. Goalies: NY Islanders, Greiss 10-6-2 (29 shots-27 saves). Florida, Luongo 13-11-5 (41-37). A: 14,352. Referees: Tom Chmielewski, Dan O’Rourke. Linesmen: Steve Miller, Brian Murphy.

New Jersey 1 1 0 0 — Edmonton 0 1 1 1 — First period: 1, New Jersey, Zajac 9 (Palmieri, Cammalleri), 18:06. Penalties: Cammalleri, NJ, (tripping), 4:28; Severson, NJ, (hooking), 8:31; Letestu, EDM, (tripping), 14:55; Russell, EDM, Major (fighting), 20:00; Palmieri, NJ, Major (fighting), 20:00. Second period: 2, Edmonton, Sekera 5 (Draisaitl, Larsson), 0:16. 3, New Jersey, Santini 1 (Hall, Parenteau), 19:09. Penalties: Larsson, EDM, (roughing), 4:11; Kassian, EDM, (tripping), 14:00. Third period: 4, Edmonton, Maroon 17 (Draisaitl, Mcdavid), 12:36. Penalties: Hall, NJ, served by Wood, major (high sticking), 2:45; Kassian, EDM, (roughing), 2:45. Overtime: 5, Edmonton, Draisaitl 16 (Klefbom, Mcdavid), 1:50. Penalties: None. Shots: New Jersey 6-7-4-1: 18. Edmonton 9-9-12-4: 34. Power-plays: New Jersey 0 of 3; Edmonton 0 of 4. Goalies: New Jersey, Schneider 12-14-7 (34 shots-31 saves). Edmonton, Talbot 21-12-6 (18-16). A: 18,347. Referees: Jon Mclsaac, Brad Meier. Linesmen: Trent Knorr, Mark Wheler.

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Ducks 4, Avalanche 1 Anaheim 2 1 1 — 4 Colorado 1 0 0 — 1 First period: 1, Anaheim, Silfverberg 13, 3:52. 2, Colorado, Mackinnon 11, 5:24. 3, Anaheim, Rakell 17 (Getzlaf, Bieksa), 6:15. Penalties: Grigorenko, COL, (interference), 12:42. Second period: 4, Anaheim, Kesler 17 (Theodore, Cogliano), 6:03. Penalties: Mcleod, COL, Major (fighting), 2:42; Cramarossa, ANA, Major (fighting), 2:42; Kesler, ANA, (tripping), 10:41. Third period: 5, Anaheim, Perry 8 (Fowler, Rakell), 18:24. Penalties: Silfverberg, ANA, (high sticking), 6:34; Vatanen, ANA, (tripping), 10:11. Shots: Anaheim 14-10-8: 32. Colorado 8-11-15: 34. Power-plays: Anaheim 0 of 1; Colorado 0 of 3. Goalies: Anaheim, Gibson 17-10-7 (34 shots-33 saves). Colorado, Varlamov 6-15-0 (31-28). A: 14,589. Referees: Marc Joannette, Kevin Pollock. Linesmen: Scott Driscoll, John Grandt.

Stars 5, Red Wings 2 Detroit 2 0 0 — 2 Dallas 1 3 1 — 5 First period: 1, Dallas, Korpikoski 6 (Benn, Sharp), 3:39. 2, Detroit, Nyquist 5 (Zetterberg, Vanek), 14:09 (pp). 3, Detroit, Zetterberg 8 (Mantha, Nyquist), 15:42. Penalties: Eakin, DAL, (hooking), 6:55; Ritchie, DAL, (high sticking), 10:51; Dallas bench, served by Seguin (too many men on the ice), 13:03; Faksa, DAL, (high sticking), 13:10. Second period: 4, Dallas, Ritchie 9 (Faksa), 3:31. 5, Dallas, Klingberg 6 (Shore), 15:53. 6, Dallas, Johns 4 (Oduya, Spezza), 16:42. Penalties: Mantha, DET, (boarding), 0:47. Third period: 7, Dallas, Eaves 15, 18:54. Penalties: Spezza, DAL, (tripping), 14:22. Shots: Detroit 11-6-16: 33. Dallas 4-12-5: 21. Power-plays: Detroit 1 of 5; Dallas 0 of 1. Goalies: Detroit, Mrazek 9-11-4 (20 shots-16 saves). Dallas, Niemi 9-7-4 (33-31). A: 18,532. Referees: TJ Luxmore, Brad Watson. Linesmen: Darren Gibbs, Shane Heyer.


SPORTS

01.14.2017 • Saturday • M 1

Classic teams slip some

St. LOuIS POSt-dISPatCH • B7

NBA STANDINGS Friday Philadelphia 102, Charlotte 93 Toronto 132, Brooklyn 113 Boston 103, Atlanta 101 Memphis 110, Houston 105 Milwaukee 116, Miami 108 Minnesota 96, Oklahoma City 86 Orlando at Portland, late Cleveland at Sacramento, late Detroit at Utah, late

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Toronto Boston New York Philadelphia Brooklyn Southeast Atlanta Charlotte Washington Orlando Miami Central Cleveland Milwaukee Indiana Chicago Detroit

W 26 25 18 12 8 W 22 20 19 16 11 W 28 20 20 19 18

L 13 15 22 25 31 L 17 20 19 24 30 L 10 18 19 21 23

Pct .667 .625 .450 .324 .205 Pct .564 .500 .500 .400 .268 Pct .737 .526 .513 .475 .439

GB — 1½ 8½ 13 18 GB — 2½ 2½ 6½ 12 GB — 8 8½ 10 11½

L10 5-5 8-2 2-8 5-5 1-9 L10 8-2 3-7 6-4 3-7 1-9 L10 6-4 6-4 5-5 5-5 4-6

Str W-2 W-2 W-1 W-3 L-9 Str L-1 L-4 L-1 L-4 L-4 Str L-2 W-2 L-1 L-3 L-2

Home 14-6 12-6 12-8 8-14 7-13 Home 10-8 12-7 15-6 7-13 5-13 Home 18-3 12-9 15-5 12-8 10-9

Away 12-7 13-9 6-14 4-11 1-18 Away 12-9 8-13 4-13 9-11 6-17 Away 10-7 8-9 5-14 7-13 8-14

Conf 15-5 18-7 10-13 8-13 3-21 Conf 15-8 13-14 14-12 9-15 5-17 Conf 20-6 14-13 13-12 15-13 11-14

Home 14-5 16-4 14-7 10-11 7-11 Home 13-7 15-6 11-8 8-11 9-13 Home 18-3 15-6 8-10 10-11 7-11

Away 17-3 15-7 11-10 6-13 5-16 Away 11-9 9-11 7-15 7-12 5-13 Away 16-3 12-8 8-12 5-17 5-16

Conf 18-4 20-8 17-8 6-18 8-18 Conf 16-10 13-10 13-16 9-14 7-17 Conf 22-5 18-9 11-13 8-18 4-22

Thursday Denver 140, Indiana 112 New Orleans 104, Brooklyn 95 New York 104, Chicago 89 San Antonio 134, LA Lakers 94 Dallas 113, Phoenix 108 Golden State 127, Detroit 107

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest San Antonio Houston Memphis New Orleans Dallas Northwest Utah Oklahoma City Portland Denver Minnesota Pacific Golden State LA Clippers Sacramento LA Lakers Phoenix

W 31 31 25 16 12 W 24 24 18 15 14 W 34 27 16 15 12

L 8 11 17 24 27 L 16 17 23 23 26 L 6 14 22 28 27

Pct GB .795 — .738 1½ .595 7½ .400 15½ .308 19 Pct GB .600 — .585 ½ .439 6½ .395 8 .350 10 Pct GB .850 — .659 7½ .421 17 .349 20½ .308 21½

L10 8-2 8-2 5-5 6-4 4-6 L10 6-4 5-5 5-5 3-7 5-5 L10 8-2 5-5 5-5 4-6 4-6

Str W-1 L-2 W-1 W-2 W-1 Str W-1 L-1 W-2 W-1 W-3 Str W-3 W-5 W-1 L-2 L-2

Saturday LA Lakers at LA Clippers, 2:30 p.m. New Orleans at Chicago, 4 p.m. San Antonio vs. Phoenix at Mexico City, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 7 p.m. Orlando at Utah, 8 p.m. Sunday Minnesota at Dallas, 1 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 2 p.m. New York at Toronto, 2 p.m. Houston at Brooklyn, 5 p.m. Chicago at Memphis, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Detroit at LA Lakers, 8:30 p.m.

Allen, Grizzlies rally past Rockets CHRIS LEE • clee@post-dispatch.com

Blues left winger Alexander Steen is upended by Boston Bruins left winger Brad Marchand in the third period Tuesday night at Scottrade Center. The Bruins won 5-3.

HOCHMAN • FROM B1

Beginning in the 2007-08 season, the league has held an annual Winter Classic (except for in 2012-13 during a lockout). So, there were eight Classics before the one at Busch. Only three of the eight host teams went on a positive stretch immediately afterward. And most of the others just stunk. The Buffalo Sabres hosted the firstever Winter Classic, and it was indeed a classic, with Sidney Crosby scoring the game-winner in a shootout. A tough loss for the Sabres, who proceeded to lose their next six games. Did the Winter Classic ruin the Bruins in 2009-10? They were 20-12-7 going into the big game at Fenway Park. They won the Classic in overtime … and then won just twice in the next 15 games. And after hosting the 2013-14 game, Detroit went on a 5-4-1 stretch, getting shut out three times and twice only scoring one goal. Yes, the 2008-09 Blackhawks and 2011-12 Flyers played well after hosting. And the 2014-15 Capitals won five of their next six — but then only got one win in their next seven games. Here are the other two Classics to dissect — and both host teams have similarities to the current Blues. First, the 2010-11 Penguins. They won the game after, then lost three in a row. Second, the 2015-16 Bruins. They lost four of their next five after the Winter Classic. So, yeah, both those clubs were at similar crossroads as the losing Blues right now. The Penguins team? They went on to win eight of their next nine, smoothing it all out, getting the No. 2 seed. The Bruins team? They won five of their next six. But in the final stretch of the season, they went 3-8-1, missing the playofs. No, these are not all apples-to-apples comparisons. But it does show us that numerous teams have struggled right after hosting the weekend event — and the Blues are sure struggling. There was a spectacular lack of class from the Kings’ Twitter feed Thursday, when it took a shot at St. Louis. @LAKings tweeted after the second goal: “Los Angeles now leads St. Louis 2-0. ... both in this game and in professional football teams.” I snapped back, valiantly attempting to defend our fair city, tweeting to the L.A. account: “#niedenfuer.” And then, alas, I followed up with: “(Because surely the kid born in 1993 who runs the @LAKings account is burned by my 1985 Tom Niedenfuer baseball reference.)” Fair to be nervous about this stat, heading into the Sharks game (since the Blues have lately struggled early in games): San Jose is 19-7-1 this season when scoring a game’s first goal. Overall, the Blues are 12-10-2 when allowing the first goal. And in the first periods this season, the Sharks have scored 39 goals, compared to 33 and 34 in the following two periods. It’s a shame that Saturday’s Winter Warm-Up was canceled, but at least we can watch Jayson Tatum on national television. The Chaminade hoops alum and his No 7 Duke Blue Devils play No. 14 Louisville on ESPN at 11 am. He really is good, guys (and gals). He’s the secondleading freshman scorer in ACC play with an average of 20.0 points per game, and he leads Duke overall with 2.0 steals and 1.7 blocks. The you-either-love-them-or-hate-

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Grizzlies guard Tony Allen (right) drives past Rockets forward Trevor Ariza on Friday.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

NOTEBOOK

Tony Allen scored a season-high 22 points, Mike Conley added 17 and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied from a 15-point, third-quarter deficit for a 110105 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night. Visiting Memphis led by two late in the fourth quarter before scoring the next five points, capped by a 3-pointer by Troy Daniels, to make it 110-103 with 26 seconds left. A dunk by James Harden came next, but Houston missed two shots after that to allow the Grizzlies to hold on for their fourth straight victory. Harden had 27 points and nine assists for the Rockets, who have lost consecutive games for the first time this season.

Wall’s X-ray, MRI negative • The Wizards say an X-ray and an MRI on John Wall’s right little finger revealed no breaks or tears. The guard has been playing with pain in that finger and his left wrist and missed practice Friday. But Washington coach Scott Brooks expects Wall to be able to continue playing as long as the All-Star guard puts tape or a splint on the finger. Brooks said after practice Friday that everything “came back clean” on Wall, who could remain in the lineup when the Wizards host the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. Despite the injuries, Wall had 10 assists in Washington’s loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. Wall is averaging a career-high 22.8 points and 10.3 assists this season.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Duke’s Jayson Tatum takes a shot in a game this season. Tatum (Chaminade Prep) is averaging 20.0 points per game in ACC play, the second-best total for a freshman in the league.

them Blue Devils are 14-3 but coming of a rough loss to No. 9 Florida State. That night, Tatum scored 21 but on sevenfor-17 shooting, and he also committed four turnovers. Sophie Cunningham is a name worth following. The Mizzou women’s basketball star scored a season-high 32 points Thursday at LSU. She shot 12 for 17 from the field and made five 3-pointers, the most by her this season. But Mizzou lost. Again. The women’s squad has lost four of its past five, heading into Sunday’s game versus Vanderbilt. As for Sophie — the LSU game was the fifth time she shot 70 percent or better from the field in her two seasons for Mizzou. And it was her second game with 30 or more — last season, as a freshman and recent McDonald’s AllAmerican, she scored 42 points against Wake Forest. Adam Wainwright seldom shakes of Yadi, but he’ll sing “Shake It Of” in the shower. Yes, Waino tweeted a chest-up video of himself singing the Taylor Swift hit and decided to take his act to the karaoke stage. The Cardinals’ veteran is hosting an event Monday starting at 5 p.m at the Dave & Buster’s in Maryland Heights (13857 Riverport Drive, 63043). The event is through his charity, Big League Impact St. Louis, and general admission tickets are $25 (VIP goes for $150). Tickets are available on eventbrite.com. And finally, the best tweet of the week. It came from @SeanTPendergast on the night of college football’s title game, between Alabama and the victor Clemson: “You’ve got to feel for the seniors in this Bama student body who only get to experience three national titles in their six years at Bama.” Benjamin Hochman @hochman on Twitter bhochman@post-dispatch.com

NBA SUMMARIES Raptors 132, Nets 113

T’Wolves 96, Thunder 86

Brooklyn: Booker 3-8 0-0 6, Lopez 6-17 8-10 20, Dinwiddie 3-7 1-2 10, Harris 4-7 0-0 11, Bogdanovic 9-16 0-0 23, Scola 0-0 0-0 0, Acy 3-3 2-2 9, Hamilton 4-8 2-2 11, Kilpatrick 2-5 2-2 6, LeVert 1-5 0-0 3, Foye 3-7 0-0 9, HollisJefferson 2-3 1-2 5. Totals 40-86 16-20 113. Toronto: Carroll 7-16 1-1 18, Valanciunas 4-9 6-6 14, Nogueira 5-5 0-1 10, Lowry 8-14 1-2 20, DeRozan 11-22 6-8 28, Caboclo 0-1 0-0 0, Ross 5-11 0-0 12, Siakam 0-1 0-0 0, Poeltl 1-2 2-2 4, Joseph 7-7 1-1 16, VanVleet 2-4 0-0 5, Powell 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 52-97 17-21 132. Brooklyn 27 26 36 24 — 113 Toronto 30 24 36 42 — 132 3-point goals: Brooklyn 17-36 (Bogdanovic 5-8, Foye 3-4, Dinwiddie 3-4, Harris 3-5, Acy 1-1, Hamilton 1-4, LeVert 1-5, Kilpatrick 0-2, Lopez 0-3), Toronto 11-28 (Lowry 3-7, Carroll 3-10, Ross 2-6, Joseph 1-1, VanVleet 1-1, Powell 1-2, DeRozan 0-1). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Brooklyn 35 (Booker 7), Toronto 49 (Carroll 11). Assists: Brooklyn 26 (Foye 7), Toronto 21 (Joseph 7). Total fouls: Brooklyn 16, Toronto 17. Technicals: Brooklyn defensive three second, Brooklyn team. A: 19,800 (19,800).

Oklahoma City: Sabonis 3-11 1-3 7, Adams 2-5 0-0 4, Westbrook 7-23 6-7 21, Roberson 3-6 2-2 8, Oladipo 8-18 2-2 19, Singler 0-1 0-0 0, Grant 0-0 2-2 2, Kanter 8-10 4-5 21, Lauvergne 0-4 0-0 0, C.Payne 2-6 0-0 4, Abrines 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-85 17-21 86. Minnesota: Wiggins 9-22 1-1 19, Towns 11-17 7-7 29, Dieng 1-10 2-2 4, Rubio 6-12 2-2 14, Rush 4-9 0-0 11, Muhammad 3-6 0-0 7, Bjelica 3-6 1-1 8, Aldrich 0-0 0-1 0, Dunn 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 39-86 13-14 96. Oklahoma City 28 22 18 18 — 86 Minnesota 30 15 29 22 — 96 3-point goals: Oklahoma City 3-20 (Kanter 1-1, Oladipo 1-4, Westbrook 1-10, C.Payne 0-2, Sabonis 0-3), Minnesota 5-18 (Rush 3-6, Bjelica 1-2, Muhammad 1-2, Dieng 0-1, Rubio 0-2, Towns 0-2, Wiggins 0-3). Fouled out: Bjelica. Rebounds: Oklahoma City 47 (Westbrook 11), Minnesota 42 (Towns 17). Assists: Oklahoma City 19 (Westbrook 12), Minnesota 21 (Rubio 14). Total fouls: Oklahoma City 21, Minnesota 22. Technicals: Towns. A: 16,644 (19,356).

76ers 102, Hornets 93

Bucks 116, Heat 108

Charlotte: Kidd-Gilchrist 2-6 8-8 12, Williams 2-6 2-2 8, Zeller 6-14 4-4 16, Walker 7-23 1-1 17, Batum 7-14 4-4 19, Hibbert 0-1 4-4 4, Kaminsky 2-10 0-0 5, Sessions 1-5 2-2 4, Belinelli 1-6 4-5 6, Graham 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 28-85 31-32 93. Philadelphia: Covington 4-10 0-0 11, Ilyasova 5-14 0-0 12, Embiid 6-12 12-14 24, McConnell 2-4 0-0 4, Stauskas 3-8 0-0 8, Noel 3-3 0-0 6, Saric 5-10 1-2 15, Rodriguez 4-7 1-1 11, Luwawu-Cabarrot 1-2 0-0 2, Henderson 3-6 2-3 9. Totals 36-76 16-20 102. Charlotte 21 24 26 22 — 93 Philadelphia 26 26 24 26 — 102 3-point goals: Charlotte 6-23 (Williams 2-4, Walker 2-9, Batum 1-3, Kaminsky 1-4, Sessions 0-1, Belinelli 0-2), Philadelphia 14-38 (Saric 4-6, Covington 3-6, Rodriguez 2-5, Stauskas 2-6, Ilyasova 2-7, Henderson 1-2, Luwawu-Cabarrot 0-1, Embiid 0-5). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Charlotte 41 (Kidd-Gilchrist 12), Philadelphia 38 (Embiid 8). Assists: Charlotte 11 (Kidd-Gilchrist 4), Philadelphia 26 (McConnell 8). Total fouls: Charlotte 19, Philadelphia 27. Technicals: Walker. A: 18,215 (20,328).

Miami: Babbitt 6-9 0-0 16, Whiteside 7-12 5-6 19, Dragic 6-13 6-6 19, Waiters 5-17 1-1 13, McGruder 3-5 0-0 7, J.Johnson 4-7 1-1 10, Williams 1-1 0-0 3, Haslem 0-0 0-2 0, Ellington 3-7 0-0 7, T.Johnson 6-12 1-2 14. Totals 41-83 14-18 108. Milwaukee: Antetokounmpo 8-12 3-4 19, Snell 5-8 2-2 14, Parker 9-20 3-6 24, Henson 1-5 0-0 2, Brogdon 3-6 6-6 13, Beasley 5-5 1-1 11, Maker 1-1 0-0 2, Monroe 5-13 6-6 16, Dellavedova 1-5 6-6 9, Terry 2-5 0-0 6. Totals 40-80 27-31 116. Miami 30 18 26 34 — 108 Milwaukee 42 23 26 25 — 116 3-point goals: Miami 12-32 (Babbitt 4-7, Waiters 2-6, Williams 1-1, J.Johnson 1-2, Ellington 1-3, McGruder 1-3, Dragic 1-5, T.Johnson 1-5), Milwaukee 9-15 (Parker 3-5, Snell 2-3, Terry 2-4, Dellavedova 1-1, Brogdon 1-2). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Miami 27 (Whiteside 9), Milwaukee 46 (Monroe 11). Assists: Miami 33 (J.Johnson 12), Milwaukee 28 (Dellavedova 8). Total fouls: Miami 21, Milwaukee 18.

Celtics 103, Hawks 101 Boston: Crowder 7-12 0-0 18, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Horford 4-8 0-2 10, Smart 2-13 4-6 9, Thomas 9-21 5-5 28, Brown 1-5 0-0 2, Green 1-6 0-0 3, Jerebko 0-2 0-0 0, Olynyk 9-11 4-4 26, Rozier 3-5 1-2 7. Totals 36-83 14-19 103. Atlanta: Bazemore 4-11 2-2 12, Sefolosha 0-3 3-4 3, Millsap 8-15 6-7 23, Howard 4-4 3-3 11, Schroder 2-11 0-0 4, Bembry 0-0 0-0 0, Prince 0-0 0-0 0, Muscala 0-7 0-0 0, Humphries 1-1 0-0 2, Delaney 6-11 2-2 17, Hardaway Jr. 9-17 2-3 23, Dunleavy 2-3 0-0 6. Totals 36-83 18-21 101. Boston 28 20 30 25 — 103 Atlanta 18 26 21 36 — 101 3-point goals: Boston 17-44 (Thomas 5-13, Olynyk 4-5, Crowder 4-8, Horford 2-5, Green 1-4, Smart 1-4, Rozier 0-1, Jerebko 0-2, Brown 0-2), Atlanta 11-29 (Delaney 3-3, Hardaway Jr. 3-7, Dunleavy 2-3, Bazemore 2-6, Millsap 1-3, Muscala 0-2, Sefolosha 0-2, Schroder 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Boston 43 (Crowder 9), Atlanta 43 (Howard 8). Assists: Boston 22 (Thomas 9), Atlanta 22 (Millsap, Delaney 6). Total fouls: Boston 16, Atlanta 17. Technicals: Bazemore. A: 18,216 (18,118).

Grizzlies 110, Rockets 105 Memphis: Parsons 1-7 2-2 5, Green 3-4 1-2 8, Gasol 6-9 1-2 14, Conley 7-14 1-1 17, Allen 9-10 4-8 22, J.Ennis 4-7 3-4 12, Randolph 7-16 1-2 16, Daniels 3-6 4-4 13, Carter 1-3 1-2 3. Totals 41-76 18-27 110. Houston: Ariza 4-11 3-4 12, Anderson 3-11 3-4 10, Harrell 5-9 0-0 10, Beverley 3-7 0-0 6, Harden 6-14 13-14 27, Dekker 2-6 3-6 9, Brewer 2-7 1-2 6, Hilario 4-6 4-4 12, Gordon 4-11 2-2 13. Totals 33-82 29-36 105. Memphis 25 26 32 27 — 110 Houston 31 33 21 20 — 105 3-point goals: Memphis 10-27 (Daniels 3-6, Conley 2-6, Green 1-2, Gasol 1-2, Randolph 1-2, J.Ennis 1-2, Parsons 1-5, Allen 0-1, Carter 0-1), Houston 10-41 (Gordon 3-9, Dekker 2-4, Harden 2-7, Brewer 1-4, Ariza 1-6, Anderson 1-8, Beverley 0-3). Fouled out: Allen. Rebounds: Memphis 45 (Randolph 12), Houston 31 (Ariza 9). Assists: Memphis 25 (Conley 9), Houston 19 (Harden 9). Total fouls: Memphis 29, Houston 20. Technicals: Houston defensive three second, Houston coach Mike D’Antoni, Houston team. A: 18,055 (18,055).

LATE THURSDAY

Warriors 127, Pistons 107 Detroit: Harris 8-15 1-2 18, Morris 9-17 2-2 21, Drummond 5-6 2-4 12, Jackson 5-11 3-3 14, Caldwell-Pope 0-0 0-0 0, Hilliard 2-12 2-4 6, Johnson 3-5 0-0 8, Baynes 2-2 0-0 4, Ellenson 1-1 0-0 3, Marjanovic 5-7 3-3 13, Smith 2-7 0-0 4, Udrih 1-5 2-2 4. Totals 43-88 15-20 107. Golden State: Durant 10-15 2-2 25, Green 0-4 2-2 2, Pachulia 3-6 1-2 7, Curry 9-17 3-3 24, Thompson 9-15 1-4 23, West 1-4 0-0 2, Looney 1-1 0-0 2, Varejao 1-2 0-1 2, McGee 4-5 0-0 8, Livingston 5-7 0-0 10, McCaw 0-0 0-0 0, Iguodala 3-5 0-0 8, Clark 4-8 3-4 14. Totals 50-89 12-18 127. Detroit 30 28 19 30 — 107 Golden State 37 23 41 26 — 127 3-point goals: Detroit 6-28 (Johnson 2-3, Ellenson 1-1, Harris 1-4, Jackson 1-6, Morris 1-6, Smith 0-2, Udrih 0-2, Hilliard 0-4), Golden State 15-29 (Thompson 4-5, Clark 3-4, Durant 3-5, Curry 3-9, Iguodala 2-3, West 0-1, Green 0-2). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Detroit 40 (Marjanovic 11), Golden State 37 (Green 9). Assists: Detroit 20 (Udrih 4), Golden State 39 (Green 13). Total fouls: Detroit 19, Golden State 14. A: 19,596 (19,596).

Leaders Prior to Friday’s games SCORING AVG. G FG Westbrook, OKC 40 407 Davis, NOR 37 388 Harden, HOU 41 342 Thomas, BOS 35 306 DeRozan, TOR 38 385 Cousins, SAC 37 348 Lillard, POR 36 306 James, CLE 35 337 Durant, GOL 40 365 Butler, CHI 38 292 Curry, GOL 40 327 Leonard, SAN 37 294 Irving, CLE 33 289 McCollum, POR 41 365 Anttknmpo, MIL 36 302 Walker, CHA 38 313 Wall, WAS 36 303 Beal, WAS 34 265 Lowry, TOR 38 268 Hayward, UTA 33 235

FT 345 281 363 278 287 273 237 175 231 320 184 233 128 137 209 146 177 135 190 198

PTS 1240 1078 1174 988 1071 1037 940 913 1038 950 989 897 784 973 839 878 821 765 852 732

AVG 31.0 29.1 28.6 28.2 28.2 28.0 26.1 26.1 26.0 25.0 24.7 24.2 23.8 23.7 23.3 23.1 22.8 22.5 22.4 22.2

FIELD GOAL PCT. Jordan, LAC Gobert, UTA Capela, HOU Howard, ATL Adams, OKC Jokic, DEN Gortat, WAS Kanter, OKC Plumlee, POR Whiteside, MIA

FG 188 170 151 187 203 180 192 219 184 267

FGA 281 259 236 296 338 306 330 390 331 481

PCT .669 .656 .640 .632 .601 .588 .582 .562 .556 .555

3-POINT PCT. Green, SAN Frye, CLE Lowry, TOR Ingles, UTA Crabbe, POR Dudley, PHX Redick, LAC Belinelli, CHA Porter, WAS Lee, NYK

3FG 65 64 126 52 67 44 100 57 67 50

3FGA 143 143 283 117 151 100 229 131 154 115

PCT .455 .448 .445 .444 .444 .440 .437 .435 .435 .435

FREE THROW PCT. Curry, GOL George, IND Leonard, SAN Thomas, BOS Harris, DET McCollum, POR Anderson, HOU Irving, CLE Lillard, POR Gallinari, DEN

FT 184 144 233 278 95 137 70 128 237 186

FTA 198 156 256 307 105 152 78 143 266 209

PCT .929 .923 .910 .906 .905 .901 .897 .895 .891 .890


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B8 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

M 1 • SATUrDAy • 01.14.2017

GIRLS BASKETBALL SPOTLIGHT

Buford raises game with change of scenery Sophomore guard makes immediate impact for Lutheran North BY JIM FAASEN STLhighschoolsports.com

JENNING S • Lutheran North sophomore guard Madison Buford has come home. After helping Kirkwood High to a second-place girls basketball finish in Class 5 last season, Buford transferred to a school where her father, Tony, graduated in 1982 and where her twin brother, Jack, plays for the Crusaders boys basketball team. Buford tallied 4.6 points coming off the bench for Kirkwood. Now, in her new environs, she is taking on a more central role with the Crusaders (8-5). “It feels good because

I was the sixth man over there and I’m one of the main players here,” Buford said. “This is different because it’s a private school and I was at a public school. The school is smaller and Kirkwood was way bigger and more intense.” Buford enjoyed playing for a state title at Kirkwood, but she said attending the same school as her father and brother is even more meaningful. “That’s mostly why I’m here,” Buford said. “My parents wanted to bring me here so we could all be together.” The 5-foot-9 Buford is averaging a team-high 14.6 points and 7.2 rebounds for the Crusaders.

Lutheran North coach Chantel Polk said Buford has fit right in with the team. “Madison does step up when we need her to, which is nice, but it doesn’t matter that she came from a team that went to state,” Polk said. “She’s not in red and white anymore, she’s in maroon and gold. When she played there, she was really young, so she didn’t get to experience the time she actually needed. If she was a junior coming over that dominated, it would be totally diferent.” Buford possesses the skills of a veteran. She has the ability to take the team on her shoulders and carry the load when the need arises, ac-

cording to Whitfield coach Mike Slater, who witnessed Buford first-hand in Whitfield’s 74-63 win over North on Jan. 10. “I’ve seen that kid play a number of games for a long time,” Slater said. “We know she can shoot. Give credit to them, they moved her around in an effort to find ways to score. We tried to slow her down. We never set out to say they’re not going to let her score. That’s just not reasonable.” Buford has scored in double digits 11 times, including a season-high 29 in the loss to Whitfield. “I’m happy, but we can’t keep losing,” Buford said. “We’ve lost two in a row and we’ve got to get back to winning.”

BOYS BASKETBALL SPOTLIGHT

BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS 3RD ANNUAL SLUH MLK TOURNAMENT Monday Northwest Academy vs. Ritenour, 3 p.m. St. Mary’s vs. CBC, 4:30 p.m. SLUH vs. Hazelwood Central, 6 p.m.

RUNNING THE SHOW Carter earns his chance to play point guard for East St. Louis BY PAUL HALFACRE STLhighschoolsports.com

EAST ST. LOUIS • East St. Louis coach Phillip Gilbert remembers the conversation he had with senior point guard Arthur Carter before this season. “I remember I told him, ‘If you perfected that shot at the elbow, you’d be unstoppable — you could write your ticket,’ “ Gilbert said. Carter has taken that advice from his coach, himself a former East St. Louis standout. Couple that with his own work ethic and Carter has blossomed into one of the top point guards in the area. Carter is one of two players in the area with more than 100 assists, joining Edwardsville’s Mark Smith. Carter is averaging 5.9 assists a game and is the second-leading scorer with 13.5 points a game for the Flyers (11-6 overall, 5-1 Southwestern Conference). “Since I’m a point guard, (my mentality) is pass first,” Carter said. “We’ve got the No. 1 player in the state in Jeremiah Tilmon and he gives me a lot of my assists. But we’ve got shooters like Zach Forest, Travion Vickers, Kerion Chairs and Reyondous Estes. They make shots. We’ll be in the gym and working on shots and they hit them. They really give me a lot of assists.” Gilbert said he knew Carter had the tools to be a solid player at many positions. But Gilbert also wanted to put the ball in Carter’s hands to help the Flyers bounce back from a 12-14 season. “He’s one of those versatile types” Gilbert said. “He can play the one to the three, but with us and his smarts and his aggressiveness, we’re going to put the ball in his hands a lot. He’s a workaholic. He’s always in the gym trying to get better. He watches film and learns, he’s like a sponge.” Carter is a four-year varsity player and has watched and waited for his turn to lead the Flyers. He got a taste of starting in his sophomore season

GORDON RADFORD • Special to STLhighschoolsports.com

Madison Buford (left) is averaging a team-high 14.6 points and 7.2 rebounds for Lutheran North. The sophomore guard is in her irst season with the Crusaders after playing last season for Kirkwood.

46TH WASHINGTON TOURNAMENT — Jan. 12 scores Championship semifinals Washington 61, St. Charles 51 Westminster 65, St. Dominic 41 Consolation semifinals Borgia 67, St. Clair 45 Union 75, Francis Howell Central 68 — Monday’s games Seventh place Francis Howell Central vs St. Clair, noon Consolation final Union vs Borgia, 1:30 p.m. Third place St. Dominic vs St. Charles, 3 p.m. Championship Westminster vs Washington, 4:30 p.m. DENVER MILLER TOURNAMENT At Kirkwood — Jan. 12 scores Championship semifinals O’Fallon 70, Ladue 65 Jennings 64, Kirkwood 57 Consolation semifinals McCluer North 67, Hazelwood West 60 Eureka 60, Duchesne 58 — Monday’s games Seventh place Duchesne vs Hazelwood West, 5 p.m. Consolation final Eureka vs McCluer North, 6:30 p.m. Third place Kirkwood vs Ladue, 5:30 p.m. Championship Jennings vs O’Fallon, 7 p.m. JERSEYVILLE MID-WINTER CLASSIC Monday Cahokia vs Quincy Notre Dame, 5 p.m. Collinsville vs Highland, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Quincy Notre Dame vs Collinsville, 6 p.m. Highland vs Jerseyville, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Highland vs Cahokia, 6 p.m. Collinsville vs Jerseyville, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 Quincy Notre Dame vs Highland, 6 p.m. Cahokia vs Jerseyville, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 Collinsville vs Cahokia, 6 p.m. Quincy Notre Dame vs Jerseyville, 7:30 p.m.

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East St. Louis’ Arthur Carter (10) and Reyondous Estes (2) celebrate after defeating Althof on January 7 at the Highland Shootout.

until the incumbent starter returned from injury. But that just made him want that starting position that much more. Carter said Gilbert has been instrumental in his improvement. “He’s a cool coach, but he means business in between the lines,” Carter said. “He’s like a second father for me. He’s helped me at the free-throw line, because I wasn’t shooting a very good percentage. My mid-range game has helped me to get to the next level.” Carter averaged 7.8 points and 2.5 assists as a junior and shot just 36.9 percent from the free-throw line. His percentage at the free-throw line is up to 59.2 this season. Gilbert believes Carter is almost an extension of himself on the court. “He’s a quiet guy but has this re-

fuse to lose attitude and it shows on the court,” Gilbert said. “Teammates respect him and everyone in the program respects what he does.” After seeing the Flyers football team capture a state championship, Carter is determined to bring a title back home this year in basketball, too. But regardless of the outcome of this season, Gilbert is proud of Carter and his growth for the Flyers. “I’m proud of him. I’m extremely proud of him,” Gilbert said. “I say this to all the kids that the sky is the limit as long as they keep putting the work in. Keep grinding, not only on the court but in the class. I teach these guys to be great young men so they can be examples to the younger guys and he’s nothing short of that.”

50TH LITCHFIELD INVITATIONAL Pool A Roxana vs Metro-East Lutheran, 7 p.m. Monday. Metro-EastLutheranvsMountZion,6p.m.Tuesday. Roxana vs Mount Zion, 6 p.m. Wednesday. Pool B Lebanon vs Greenville, 2:30 p.m. Monday. Greenville vs Civic Memorial, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Lebanon vs Civic Memorial, 6 p.m. Wednesday. Pool C Pana vs Wood River, 4 p.m. Monday. Pana vs Taylorville, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Wood River vs Taylorville, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pool D Nokomis vs Litchfield, 5:30 p.m. Monday. Hillsboro vs Nokomis, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Hillsboro (Ill.) vs Litchfield, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. 9th-place semifinals 6 p.m. Thursday. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. 5th-place semifinals 6 p.m. Thursday. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Championship semifinals 6 p.m. Jan. 20. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20. 11th place 6 p.m. Jan. 20. Ninth place 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20. Seventh place 2:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Fifth place 4 p.m. Jan. 21

Third place 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Championship 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21. MACOUPIN COUNTY TOURNAMENT At Carlinville Pool A Mount Olive vs Piasa Southwestern, 7:30 p.m. Monday. Gillespie vs Mount Olive, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Gillespie vs Piasa Southwestern, 6 p.m. Jan. 20 Pool B Bunker Hill vs Carlinville, 4:30 p.m. Monday. Staunton vs North Mac, 6 p.m. Monday. Staunton vs Carlinville, 8 p.m. Tuesday. Bunker Hill vs Staunton, 6 p.m. Wednesday. North Mac vs Carlinville, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday North Mac vs Bunker Hill, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 Fifth place 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21 Third place 4:30 p.m. Jan. 21 Championship 8 p.m. Jan. 21 35TH NASHVILLE INVITATIONAL Monday Mascoutah vs Nashville, 6:30 p.m. Breese Central vs Mater Dei, 8 p.m. Tuesday Teutopolis vs Mascoutah, 6:30 p.m. Breese Central vs Nashville, 8 p.m. Wednesday Mater Dei vs Teutopolis, 6:30 p.m. Breese Central vs Mascoutah, 8 p.m. Jan. 20 Mascoutah vs Mater Dei, 6:30 p.m. Teutopolis vs Nashville, 8 p.m. Jan. 21 Mater Dei vs Nashville, 6:30 p.m. Breese Central vs Teutopolis, 8 p.m. BELLEVILLE EAST CLASSIC First round | Tuesday Althoff vs. Alton, 4 p.m. Belleville West vs. McCluer, 5:30 p.m. Chaminade vs. Columbia, 7 p.m. St. Mary’s vs. Belleville East, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s games Consolation semifinals, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Friday’s games Championship semifinals, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s games Seventh place, 4 p.m. Fifth place, 5:30 p.m. Third place, 7 p.m. Championship, 8:30 p.m. SOUTH CALLAWAY TOURNAMENT — Jan. 12 scores Consolation final North Callaway 46, New Haven 43 Third place South Callaway 69, New Bloomfield 35 Championship Montgomery County 79, Hermann 60 DC WILCUTT TOURNAMENT At CBC — Thursday’s games Consolation final Carnahan vs St. Louis Christian, 5 p.m. Third place Soldan vs Northwest Academy, 6:30 p.m. Championship Ritenour vs CBC, 8 p.m. LINDBERGH TOURNAMENT — Jan. 12 scores Championship semifinals MICDS 53, Lindbergh 50 Jackson 66, Vianney 64 Consolation semifinals Confluence 84, Lovejoy 59 Summit 45, Lift For Life 34 — Jan. 25 schedule Seventh place Lift For Life vs Lovejoy, 4 p.m. Consolation final Summit vs Confluence , 5:30 p.m. Third place Vianney vs Lindbergh, 7 p.m. Championship Jackson vs MICDS, 8:30 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS HOCKEY • AREA LEADERS Points G A Pts S. Abouelhana, Tmb 12 30 42 D. Shoults, Webster 27 8 35 Cole Cuter, T'land 23 11 34 Jason Kelly, WCA 18 16 34 Ethan Karay, FZ West 16 18 34 T. Schaefer, Edw 15 16 31 L. Ritchie, FZ West 18 12 30 S. Shevitz, Ladue 15 15 30 M. Parks, St. Mary's 17 10 27 Luke Gassett, SLUH 13 13 26 Zachary Levy, Ladue 14 11 25 Jordan Stern, Ladue 9 15 24 Zach Stolz, Eureka 15 8 23 J. McGuire, FZ West 11 12 23 L. Tucker, Edville. 9 14 23 Clayton Dawe, CBC 8 15 23 V. Conti, Duchesne 14 8 22 D. Abell, Pky. South 14 8 22 S. Koenig, Summit 12 10 22 Bud Winter, CBC 10 12 22 Goals Total Douglas Shoults, Webster 27 Cole Cuter, Timberland 23 Jason Kelly, Westminster 18 Logan Ritchie, FZ West 18 Michael Parks, St. Mary's 17 Ethan Karay, FZ West 16 Tyler Schaefer, Edwardsville 15 Zach Stolz, Eureka 15 Samuel Shevitz, Ladue 15 Vinny Conti, Duchesne 14 Zachary Levy, Ladue 14 Dominic Abell, Pky. South 14 Robert Bross, Zumwalt East 14 Jared Westcott, Lindbergh 13 Jake Schlereth, Northwest-CH 13 Luke Gassett, SLUH 13 Andrew LaBeau, Zumwalt East 13 Noah Roofe, CBC 12 Dereck Northrop, De Smet 12 Stanley Lucas, Edwardsville 12 Assists Total Samir Abouelhana, Timberland 30 Ethan Karay, FZ West 18 Tyler Schaefer, Edwardsville 16 Jason Kelly, Westminster 16 Clayton Dawe, CBC 15 Samuel Shevitz, Ladue 15 Jordan Stern, Ladue 15 Teddy Martin, JohnBurroughs 14 Will Baginski, CBC 14 Lucas Tucker, Edwardsville 14 Charles Scheipeter, Webster 14 Luke Gassett, SLUH 13 Matt Birkemeier, Timberland 13 Ryan Taylor, Zumwalt East 13 Bud Winter, CBC 12 Cam Stefek, Ladue 12 Sam Mudd, Marquette 12 Ryan Edger, Whitield 12 Robert Seger, Seckman 12

Jacob McGuire, FZ West Game Winning Goals Luke Gassett, SLUH Will DeWitt, JohnBurroughs Michael Joyce, De Smet Zach Stolz, Eureka Jordan Stern, Ladue Trevor Keune, Marquette Dominic Abell, Pky. South Luke Stauder, Summit Zach Nall, Westminster Logan Ritchie, FZ West Goals Against Avg. Min GA Matthew Smith, CBC 15 0 Dylan Bak, SLUH 195 2 M. Young, Edville. 150 2 Brendan Rasch, SLUH 435 11 M. Pisoni, Marquette 135 4 D. Reduzzi, De Smet 90 3 Sean Warning, CBC 142 5 M. Griin, Edville. 660 24 C. Nieters, De Smet 135 5 Jimmy Giacin, Ladue 135 5 D. Karasick, Ladue 405 16 K. McClellan, PwS 225 9 N. Stewart, Marquett 45 2 J. Boschert, Dch 315 15 Shutouts Played In Jonathan Struckhof, Chaminade Bradley Bisaga, Eureka Michael Boyer, Eureka Dylan Bak, SLUH Brendan Rasch, SLUH Solo Shutouts Jack Boschert, Duchesne Garrett Dryden, Duchesne Dylan Bak, SLUH Brendan Rasch, SLUH Jonathan Struckhof, Chaminade John Jack Williams, MICDS Alex Kalmes, Marquette Saves Matthew Griin, Edwardsville Kyle Wedbush, Oakville Nick Sauter, Whitield William Oliver, De Smet Charles Wunderlich, JohnBur. Samuel Haupfear, Westminster Naomi Leasck, Lindbergh Chandler Edgecomb, FH North Bradley Bisaga, Eureka Dylan Amon, Seckman Zoe James, Clayton Alex Kalmes, Marquette Anthony Willis, Zumwalt East John Jack Williams, MICDS Andrew Zack, Northwest-CH Garrett Dryden, Duchesne Brendan Rasch, SLUH Owen Luetkemeyer, Kirkwood Gabriel Osborn, Howell Caleb Cutright, Holt

GIRLS SWIMMING • AREA LEADERS 12 Total 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Avg 0.000 0.462 0.600 1.138 1.333 1.500 1.585 1.636 1.667 1.667 1.778 1.800 2.000 2.143 Total 1 1 1 1 1 Total 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 Total 371 348 305 287 277 274 272 270 231 215 203 201 196 195 191 188 176 175 172 172

200 Freestyle Relay Francis Howell Marquette Edwardsville Visitation Timberland Parkway Central Ladue St. Joseph’s John Burroughs Cor Jesu 200 Medley Relay Francis Howell Parkway Central Marquette Lafayette Kirkwood St. Joseph’s Eureka Visitation John Burroughs Timberland 400 Freestyle Relay Edwardsville Marquette Kirkwood Francis Howell Timberland Ladue Lafayette Parkway Central Visitation John Burroughs 50 Freestyle Bailey Grinter, Edwardsville Anna Miller, St. Joseph's Autumn Looney, St. Charles Alyssa Lemon, Marquette Courtney Harris, FZ West Delaney Thomas, Lafayette Karisa Franz, Cor Jesu Franceska Petrosino, Lafayette Sophia Marusic, JohnBurroughs Reagan Cathcart, Howell 100 Backstroke Bailey Grinter, Edwardsville Madison Brown, Pky. Central Anna Davis, Marquette Isabelle Clark, FZ West Evie Mauze, MICDS Alyssa Juris, Howell Lily Harrell, Eureka Katie Knapp, Nerinx Hall Katiana Porporis, Marquette Karisa Franz, Cor Jesu 100 Breaststroke Katiana Porporis, Marquette Annika Hofer, Pky. Central Katie Jackson, JohnBurroughs Erin Kelly, Kirkwood Abigail Levine, Pky. Central

Time 1:38.49 1:38.82 1:39.01 1:42.28 1:43.86 1:43.95 1:43.95 1:45.07 1:45.08 1:45.53 Time 1:49.80 1:52.88 1:52.92 1:53.84 1:54.72 1:55.46 1:55.91 1:56.22 1:56.33 1:56.60 Time 3:37.64 3:41.05 3:43.42 3:46.18 3:47.64 3:47.77 3:49.29 3:49.32 3:50.50 3:51.21 Time 23.35 24.08 24.12 24.54 24.57 24.79 24.94 25.06 25.15 25.16 Time 54.36 58.06 59.12 59.37 59.48 59.90 59.91 59.92 59.95 1:00.14 Time 1:07.51 1:09.35 1:09.61 1:09.71 1:10.05

Abigail Nebot, Marquette Megan McVey, Marquette Shelby Ripp, Pky. Central Emma Brabham, Howell Christina Jurotich, Visitation 100 Butterly Karisa Franz, Cor Jesu Emily O'Connell, Visitation Katiana Porporis, Marquette Ellie Wehrmann, In. Word Franceska Petrosino, Lafayette Amanda Yu, Marquette Alyssa Juris, Howell Anna Miller, St. Joseph's Sarah Nelson, St. Dominic Sophia Marusic, JohnBurroughs Riley Deutsch, Ladue 100 Freestyle Autumn Looney, St. Charles Franceska Petrosino, Lafayette Paige Mitchell, Ladue Karisa Franz, Cor Jesu Courtney Harris, FZ West Bailey Grinter, Edwardsville Anna Miller, St. Joseph's Sophia Marusic, JohnBurroughs Anna Davis, Marquette Katie Knapp, Nerinx Hall 200 Freestyle Paige Mitchell, Ladue Alyssa Lemon, Marquette Franceska Petrosino, Lafayette Sophia Marusic, JohnBurroughs Karisa Franz, Cor Jesu Ellie Wehrmann, In. Word Emma Brabham, Howell Erin Kelly, Kirkwood Evie Mauze, MICDS Maria Newton, Pky. West 200 Individual Medley Katiana Porporis, Marquette Madison Nguyen, Howell Karisa Franz, Cor Jesu Andrea Rogers, Lutheran SC Rebekah Lipski, Timberland Sarah Nelson, St. Dominic Sophia Marusic, JohnBurroughs Lily Harrell, Eureka Riley Deutsch, Ladue Shelby Ripp, Pky. Central 500 Freestyle Paige Mitchell, Ladue Madison Nguyen, Howell Alyssa Lemon, Marquette Brigid Andrews, V. Duchesne Madison Brown, Pky. Central Rebekah Lipski, Timberland Amanda Yu, Marquette Maria Newton, Pky. West Emma Brabham, Howell Joanna Dohrman, FH North

1:10.09 1:10.24 1:10.29 1:11.13 1:11.42 Time 56.15 57.78 58.57 58.88 58.94 59.31 59.65 59.75 59.84 1:00.51 1:00.57 Time 53.09 53.14 53.46 53.51 53.53 53.97 54.12 54.13 54.32 54.45 Time 1:50.65 1:54.41 1:55.16 1:55.79 1:56.08 1:57.09 1:57.83 1:58.57 1:58.92 1:59.02 Time 2:06.95 2:09.99 2:11.66 2:13.76 2:13.95 2:14.08 2:14.44 2:14.54 2:15.02 2:15.17 Time 4:55.94 5:14.46 5:15.60 5:20.35 5:20.68 5:21.33 5:21.78 5:21.99 5:22.73 5:22.79

ST. LOUIS MLK CLASSIC At Miller Career Sunday’s games Hogan Prep vs Soldan, noon Chicago Harlan vs St. Charles, 1:20 p.m. Lincoln Prep vs Chicago North Lawndale, 2:40 p.m. Ladue vs Fairdale (Ky.), 4 p.m. Kenwood Academy vs Charleston, 5:20 p.m. Whitney Young vs Edwardsville, 6:40 p.m. Monday’s games Hogan Prep vs Fairdale (Ky.), 9 a.m. Soldan vs North Lawndale, 10:20 a.m. Lincoln Prep vs Gateway STEM, 11:40 a.m. Bolingbrook vs Huntsville Lee (Ala.), 1 p.m. Hazelwood Central vs Whitney Young, 2:20 p.m. Ladue vs. Chicago Harlan, 3:40 p.m. Kenwood Academy vs Miller Career, 5 p.m. ALTON SHOOTOUT Monday Festus vs Jerseyville, 11 a.m. Belleville East vs Incarnate Word, 12:30 p.m. Francis Howell vs Alton, 2 p.m. Hardin Calhoun vs St. Joseph’s, 3:30 p.m. Washington vs Civic Memorial, 5 p.m. 31ST HIGHLAND TOURNAMENT First round | Monday Carlyle vs Highland, 10 a.m. Hillsboro (Ill.) vs Althoff, 11:30 a.m. Salem (Ill.) vs O’Fallon , 1 p.m. Taylorville vs Mater Dei, 2:30 p.m. Wesclin vs Teutopolis, 4 p.m. Triad vs Okawville, 5:30 p.m. Nokomis vs Belleville West, 7 p.m. Breese Central vs Nashville, 8:30 p.m. MACOUPIN COUNTY TOURNAMENT At Carlinville Pool A Piasa Southwestern vs Mount Olive, 3 p.m. Monday. North Mac vs Piasa Southwestern, 5 p.m. Tuesday. North Mac vs Mount Olive, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pool B Staunton vs Carlinville, 12 p.m. Monday. Bunker Hill vs Gillespie, 1:30 p.m. Monday. Bunker Hill vs Carlinville, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Staunton vs Gillespie, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Staunton vs Bunker Hill, 5 p.m. Thursday. Gillespie vs Carlinville, 8 p.m. Thursday. Fifth place Noon Jan. 21 Third place 3 p.m. Jan. 21 Championship 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 COLLINSVILLE MID-WINTER CLASSIC Tuesday De Soto vs Cahokia, 6 p.m. Riverview Gardens vs Collinsville, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 Riverview Gardens vs Cahokia, 6 p.m. De Soto vs Collinsville, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 De Soto vs Riverview Gardens, noon Cahokia vs Collinsville, 1:30 p.m. 43RD CARROLLTON LADY HAWK INVITE At Carrollton, Ill. First round | Jan. 21 Carrollton vs Civic Memorial, 9:30 a.m. Father McGivney vs Granite City, 11 a.m. Madison vs Jerseyville, 12:30 p.m. Quincy Notre Dame vs Hardin Calhoun, 2 p.m. Alton Marquette vs Lebanon, 3:30 p.m. Greenfield vs Jacksonville Routt, 5 p.m. North Greene White Hall vs West Central, 6:30 p.m. Metro-East Lutheran vs Brussels, 8 p.m. SOUTH CALLAWAY TOURNAMENT — Jan. 12 scores Consolation final Owensville 59, Russellville 47 Third place New Haven 48, South Callaway 30 Championship Hermann 64, New Bloomfield 37

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01.14.2017 • Saturday • M 1 AMERICA’S LINE NFL Favorite Open/current Underdog Divisional Playoffs FALCONS ................4..... 5................Seahawks PATRIOTS .............. 16 ....16....................Texans Sunday • Divisional Playoffs CHIEFS...................1.5.....1...................Steelers COWBOYS...............4..... 5................... Packers NBA Favorite Points Underdog CLIPPERS .................10.5 ...................... Lakers BULLS........................NL..................... Pelicans Spurs........................ 11.5......................... SUNS WIZARDS...................8.5 .........................76ers JAZZ........................... 10......................... Magic COLLEGE BASKETBALL Favorite Points Underdog Dayton......................10.5 .............. DUQUESNE LOUISVILLE...............3.5 ..........................Duke Virginia....................... 2....................CLEMSON PROVIDENCE.............PK.................. Seton Hall GEORGETOWN............ 8.................Connecticut Villanova ................... 13..................ST. JOHN’S PITTSBURGH.............. 2.............Miami-Florida Minnesota.................PK.....................PENN ST BOWLING GREEN ....... 1....................No Illinois FLORIDA.................... 10...................... Georgia ST. JOSEPH’S.............PK.................. Richmond MISSISSIPPI ST .......... 1.................. Texas A&M INDIANA ST................ 7....................... Bradley W MICHIGAN .............1.5....................... Kent St BUFFALO ...................6.5 ........................Ball St EVANSVILLE..............3.5 .................. So Illinois COLORADO ST............ 4................ New Mexico Virginia Comm........... 2...................DAVIDSON MARQUETTE ............. 16....................... DePaul NC-WILMINGTON......14.5 .....................Hofstra UAB ............................ 2......................Marshall KANSAS..................... 13..............Oklahoma St MICHIGAN .................. 8.................... Nebraska VIRGINIA TECH..........1.5............... Notre Dame BUTLER .....................4.5 ........................Xavier TOWSON....................PK.............Northeastern N CAROLINA..............7.5................... Florida St GEORGE MASON ....... 15................. Saint Louis WISCONSIN-MILW.....PK....................Wright St RICE........................... 13.......................N Texas Valparaiso.................. 5........... CLEVELAND ST Alabama....................1.5.............................LSU OHIO U ....................... 6.................. E Michigan Akron ......................... 8................MIAMI-OHIO CHARLESTON ............6.5 .........William & Mary CALIFORNIA.............16.5 ......... Washington St KENTUCKY ................ 23.......................Auburn S ALABAMA................ 4.......................Texas St Houston ....................1.5..................C FLORIDA DREXEL ...................... 7.....................Delaware W Virginia ................. 10.........................TEXAS JAMES MADISON ......PK............................Elon SYRACUSE................. 13...........Boston College UTSA..........................3.5 ...............Florida Int’l TEMPLE.....................5.5 ..........................Tulsa AIR FORCE.................. 4..................San Jose St CORNELL.................... 2.....................Columbia KANSAS ST................1.5........................ Baylor r-ST. BONA.................8.5 ................... Fordham COASTAL CARO .......... 7........... Appalachian St UL-MONROE..............PK..................Georgia St UT-Arlington .............5.5 ......................... TROY TCU............................. 1........................Iowa St ILLINOIS ..................... 2.................... Maryland MEMPHIS ...................17 .....................S Florida ARKANSAS...............14.5 ................... Missouri WYOMING..................PK.......................Nevada S CAROLINA .............. 12................. Mississippi OLD DOMINION.......... 3............Louisiana Tech Boise St .....................PK.................FRESNO ST ARK-L ROCK ............... 1.................Arkansas St Ucla ...........................3.5 ......................... UTAH CHARLOTTE............... 10............Southern Miss YOUNGSTOWN ST .....PK..................Illinois-Chi PRINCETON................ 6............................. Yale PENN ......................... 12........................ Brown

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TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended Cincinnati minor league RHP Carlos Gonzalez (Louisville-IL) 50 games after testing positive for Methamphetamine; New York Mets minor league RHP Gary Cornish (Brooklyn-NYP), Houston minor league RHP Makay Nelson (Tri-City, NYP), Boston minor league OF Tyler Spoon (Greenville-SAL) 50 games apiece, after testing positive for Amphetamine; Detroit minor league RHP Tommy Collier (Erie-EL) and free agent minor league INF Kal Simmons 50 games each following a second positive test for a drug of abuse. American League BALTIMORE — Agreed to terms with INF Manny Machado, INF Ryan Flahertry and LHPs Zach Britton and T.J. McFarland on one-year contracts. BOSTON — Agreed to terms with INF Brock Holt, SS Xander Bogaerts, OF

Jackie Bradley Jr., C Sandy Leon, LHP Robbie Ross Jr. and RHPs Joe Kelly and Tyler Thornburg on one-year contracts. Extended their Player Development Contract with Portland (EL) for an additional two years, through the 2020 season. CHICAGO — Agreed to terms with 3B Todd Frazier, LHP Dan Jennings and RHPs Miguel Gonzalez, Zach Putnam and Jake Petricka on one-year contracts. CLEVELAND — Agreed to terms with RHPs Danny Salazar, Bryan Shaw, Cody Allen and Zach McAllister on one-year contracts and with RHP Steve Delabar and RHP Travis Banwart on minor league contracts. DETROIT — Agreed to terms with LHP Justin Wilson, RHPs Bruce Rondon and Alex Wilson, INFs Nick Castellanos, Jose Iglesias and Andrew Romine on one-year contracts. HOUSTON — Agreed to terms with LHP Dallas Keuchel and OFs Jake Marisnick and George Springer on one-year contracts and with INF Reid Brignac, C Juan Centeno and LHP C.J. Riefenhauser on minor league contracts. KANSAS CITY — Agreed to terms with 1B Eric Hosmer on a one-year contract. LOS ANGELES — Agreed to terms with OF Kole Calhoun, 2B Danny Espinosa and RHPs Garrett Richards and Matt Shoemaker on one-year contracts. MINNESOTA — Agreed to terms with LHP Hector Santiago and RHPs Brandon Kintzler and Kyle Gibson on one-year contracts. NEW YORK — Agreed to terms with SS Didi Gregorius, OF Aaron Hicks, LHP Tommy Layne, RHP Michael Pineda, C Austin Romine and RHP Adam Warren on one-year contracts. OAKLAND — Agreed to terms with RHPs Sonny Gray and Liam Hendriks, and C Stephen Vogt on one-year contracts. SEATTLE — Agreed to terms with OFs Jarrod Dyson and Leonys Martin, INFs Jean Segura and Danny Valencia, LHPs James Paxton and Drew Smyly and RHPs Evan Scribner and Nick Vincent on one-year contracts. Assigned RHP Cody Martin outright to Tacoma (PCL). TAMPA BAY — Agreed to terms with LHP Xavier Cedeno, SSs Tim Beckham and Brad Miller, OFs Corey Dickerson and Kevin Kiermaier, and RHPs Brad Boxberger, Alex Cobb, Danny Farquhar and Erasmo Ramirez on one-year contracts. TEXAS — Agreed to terms with C Robinson Chirinos, INF Jurickson Profar and RHPs Jeremy Jeffress, Sam Dyson, A.J. Griffin and Tanner Scheppers on one-year contracts. TORONTO — Agreed to terms with INF Darwin Barney and OF Ezequiel Carrera on one-year contracts. National League ARIZONA — Agreed to terms with LHP Patrick Corbin, SS Chris Owings, C Chris Herrmann and RHP Randall Delgado on one-year contracts. ATLANTA — Acquired INF Micah Johnson from the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named or cash considerations. Agreed to terms with LHP Ian Krol and RHP Arodys Vizcaino on one-year contracts. CHICAGO — Named David Ross special assistant to baseball operations. Agreed to terms with RHPs Jake Arrieta, Hector Rondon and Justin Grimm on one-year contracts. CINCINNATI — Agreed to terms with LHP Tony Cingrani, SS Zack Cozart, CF Billy Hamilton and RHP Blake Wood on one-year contracts. COLORADO — Agreed to terms with 3B Nolan Arenado on a two-year contract and with OF Charlie Blackmon and RHP Tyler Chatwood on one-year contracts. LOS ANGELES — Agreed to terms with RHP Josh Fields, C Yasmani Grandal and LHPs Alex Wood and Luis Avilan on one-year contracts.

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MIAMI — Agreed to terms with 2B Derek Dietrich, SS Adeiny Hechavarria, OF Marcell Ozuna and RHPs Tom Koehler and A.J. Ramos on one-year contracts. MILWAUKEE — Agreed to terms with RHP Wily Peralta and RHP Carlos Torres on one-year contracts. NEW YORK — Agreed to terms with C Travis d’Arnaud, LHP Josh Edgin and RHPs Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey and Addison Reed on one-year contracts. PHILADELPHIA — Agreed to terms with SS Freddy Galvis and RHP Jeanmar Gomez on one-year contracts. PITTSBURGH — Agreed to terms with INF Jody Mercer and RHPs Jared Hughes, Juan Nicasio, Gerrit Cole and Drew Hutchison on one-year contracts. CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with RHP Trevor Rosenthal and LHP Kevin Siegrist on one-year contracts. SAN DIEGO — Agreed to terms with RHPs Carter Capps and Brandon Maurer and LHPs Christian Friedrich and Brad Hand on one-year contracts. SAN FRANCISCO — Agreed to terms with INF Eduardo Nunez and RHP George Kontos on one-year contracts. WASHINGTON — Agreed to terms with OF Bryce Harper, C Derek Norris, 3B Anthony Rendon and RHP Tanner Roark on one-year contracts and with LHP Neal Cotts on a minor league contract. BASKETBALL • NBA PHILADELPHIA — Assigned F Richaun Holmes to Delaware (NBADL). FOOTBALL • NFL BUFFALO — Agreed to terms with defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, linebackers coach Bob Babich and offensive line/ run game coordinator Juan Castillo. CAROLINA — Promoted Steve Wilks to defensive coordinator. DENVER — Terminated the contracts of offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, O-line coach Clancy Barone and tight ends coach Brian Pariani. Named Mike McCoy offensive coordinator. JACKSONVILLE — Named Joe DeCamillis special teams coordinator. TAMPA BAY — Signed defensive coordinator Mike Smith to a contract extension. HOCKEY • NHL COLORADO — Acquired F Felix Girard from Nashville for F Cody McLeod and assigned him to San Antonio (AHL). NEW JERSEY — Assigned F Nick Lappin to Albany (AHL). Activated F Jacob Josefson off injured reserve. SOCCER • MLS LA GALAXY — Signed D Hugo Arellano and F Justin Dhillon. Traded D A.J. DeLaGarza to Houston for Targeted and General allocation money. KANSAS CITY — Signed M Ilie Sanchez to a two-year contract through 2018. COLLEGE ALABAMA — Announced OT Cam Robinson, CB Marlon Humphrey and WR ArDarius Stewart will enter the NFL draft. CHATTANOOGA — Named Jonathan Cooley defensive backs coach, Demarcus Covington outside linebackers coach, Ryan Aplin wide receivers coach and Scott Aligo director of player personnel for the football program. DELAWARE — Named Matt Simon offensive coordinator. KENTUCKY — Announced junior WR Jeff Badet will transfer. MICHIGAN — Named Pep Hamilton assistant coach and passing game coordinator. PURDUE — Named Chris Barclay offensive quality control coach and Sean Pugh director of football player development.

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SATURDAY BASKETBALL SCHEDULE (Check with host schools for weather cancellations) M: SIU Carbondale at Evansville, 1 p.m. W: UMSL at Parkside, 1 p.m. W: Webster at MacMurray, 1 p.m. W: Maryville at Lewis, 1 p.m. W: Lyon at Harris-Stowe, 1 p.m. W: Freed-Hardeman at Mo. Baptist, 1 p.m. W: Central Baptist at LU-Belleville, 1 p.m. W: Iowa Wesleyan at Fontbonne, 1 p.m. W: St. Louis CC at NC Missouri, 1 p.m. W: Lakeland at Lewis & Clark, 1 p.m. W: SWIC at Rend Lake, 1 p.m. W: Lindenwood at Pittsburg State, 1:30 p.m. M: UMSL at Parkside, 3 p.m. M: Webster at MacMurray, 3 p.m. M: Maryville at Lewis, 3 p.m. M: Lyon at Harris-Stowe, 3 p.m. M: Freed-Hardeman at Mo. Baptist, 3 p.m. M: Central Baptist at LU-Belleville, 3 p.m. M: Iowa Wesleyan at Fontbonne, 3 p.m. M: St. Louis CC at NC Missouri, 3 p.m. M: Lakeland at Lewis & Clark, 3 p.m. M: SWIC at Rend Lake, 3 p.m. M: Lindenwood at Pittsburg State, 3:30 p.m. W: Jefferson at Iowa Western, 6 p.m. M: Murray State at SIU Edwardsville, 7 p.m.

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National scores Princeton 97, Brown 66 Vermont 81, UMBC 72 Yale 68, Penn 60 Cent. Michigan 96, Toledo 88 Detroit 93, Oakland 88

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GOLF EURO | SA Open Friday at Glendower Golf Club, Johannesburg Purse: $1.1 million; Yardage: 7,594. Par: 72 Second Round Graeme Storm, England 69-63 — 132 Peter Uihlein, United States 70-64 — 134 Jbe Kruger, So.Africa 67-67 — 134 Trevor Fisher Jnr, So.Africa 66-68 — 134 Laurie Canter, England 69-66 — 135 Jordan Smith, England 67-68 — 135 Keith Horne, So.Africa 66-69 — 135 Rory McIlroy, N. Ireland 67-68 — 135 David Drysdale, Scotland 70-65 — 135 Jaco Van Zyl, So.Africa 71-65 — 136 Oliver Fisher, England 68-69 — 137 Brett Rumford, Australia 69-68 — 137 Thomas Aiken, So.Africa 67-70 — 137 Dean Burmester, So.Africa 67-70 — 137 Also Charlie Bolling, U.S. 77-76 — 153

PGA | Sony Open Thursday at Waialae Country Club, Honolulu Purse: $6 mill.; Yards: 7,044; Par 70 (35-35) First Round a-denotes amateur Justin Thomas 30-29 — 59 -11 Hudson Swafford 29-33 — 62 -8 Rory Sabbatini 30-33 — 63 -7 Russell Henley 32-32 — 64 -6 Russell Knox 33-31 — 64 -6 Gary Woodland 34-30 — 64 -6 Tony Finau 32-32 — 64 -6 Cameron Smith 31-33 — 64 -6 Jamie Lovemark 31-33 — 64 -6 Billy Hurley III 33-31 — 64 -6 Shawn Stefani 32-32 — 64 -6

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'16 Ford Explorer $32,935 #ET10660 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '14 Ford Fiesta SE $11,995 #L95892 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '13 Ford Focus SE: $13,873 #E05175 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '13 Ford Focus $9,222 #G310147A 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com

'14 Ford Focus: Titanium, HB, Sunroof, Auto, $16,490 #B8292

'13 Ford Focus: Lthr, Roof, Nav, 33K Mi, #B8267 $12,990

' 10 Ford Fusion SE: 4 Cyl, Only 83K Miles $9,990 #16306A

'16 Ford Mustang ECO $24,995 #E47233 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com

'14 Ford Taurus Loaded, 38K, #C15246RA, $27,990

'14 CRV LX: AWD, Black, 31K Miles, Bluetooth, Backup Camera, $18,999 #X3045 '15 Civic EX: 4 DR's, 3 to Choose,, Smart Key Entry, Display Audio, (2) Camera!, Moonroof, Alloys, 41K Miles, Honda Certified Used, Silver, Selling Fast, Starting at $15,299 #H170203A '14 Honda Accord LX: (10) to Choose From, 36K Miles, Basque Red Pearl, CVT, Alloys, Bluetooth, Camera, Largest Selection $16,499 #H170142A '15 Honda Accord EXL: Htd, Power Leather, Moonroof, Smartkey Entry, (2) Cameras, Display Audio, Obsidian Blue, 36K Mi, $21,499 #H170232A '13 Honda Civic EXL: Black, 28K Miles, Htd Leather, Moonroof, Bluetooth, Camera, Alloys, $16,499 #H170277A '13 Honda Fit: 5 Door, Hatchback, Honda Certified, Silver, Only 44K Miles $11,200 #X3044A

'08 Honda Accord 2.4 EX: One Owner Clean Carfax, Low Miles, Sunroof $6,490 #27110B

'16 Chevy Malibu LT: Limited, 19K Miles, GM Certified, $17,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

'14 Honda Civic LX: Clean Carfax, Includes Balance of Factory Warranty, $12,990 #26325D

'08 Honda Accord LX: 4 Cyl, Silver, Power Seat, Moonroof, 147K Miles, Budget Priced $7,000 #DL1435

'12 Hyundai Sonata: Leather Heated Front Seats, Bluetooth, Sunroof/Moonroof $10,990 #10773A

'13 Hyundai Sonata SE: White, 35K Miles, Heatd Lthr, SmartKey, Bluetooth, $13,500 #SC1460

Ininiti '12 Honda Civic EX: One Owner Clean CARFAX, Motor Trend Certified, Sunroof, $13,490 #38131B

'13 Honda Civic EX: Motor Trend Certified, Clean Carfax, Low Miles, Bluetooth $12,990 #P8703A

'10 Honda Civic EX: 4 Dr, Polished Metal, Alloys, Moonroof, 127K Miles, Value Priced, $7,500 #DL1321

'15 Honda Civic EX: 4 Dr, 3 To Choose, 2 Cameras, Honda Certified, Moonroof, Alloys, 41K Mi, Starting at $14,900 #H170203A

Jeep

4145

'14 GrndCherokee: Lmtd, 4WD, Pano Roof, Leather, $30,990 #B8310

Lexus

4165

'08 Lexus ES 350 Base: Clean CARFAX, Low Miles, Leather, Sunroof/Moonroof Call Today, $10,990 #P8673A

'07 Lexus IS 250: One Owner, Clean Carfax, AWD, Low Miles, Heated Front Seats $12,990 #39052A

'06 Lexus RX330: AWD, Navy Blue, $11,990 #B8376

'10 Lexus RX 350: Clean Carfax, AWD, Low Miles, Sunroof, Bluetooth, Heated Front Seat $14,990 #77585A

Mazda '09 Jeep Wrangler: Rubicon, Hard Top, 4x4, 5 Speed Manual, 102K Miles $17,990 #T16657A

4185

'12 Mazda Mazda2: Touring, Hatchback, Clean Carfax, Red, Cruise Control $7,990 #10881A

'15 Mazda Mazda3 i: Sport, One Owner Clean CARFAX, Madza Certified, Includes Balance of Warrenty $13,990 #8894A

'15 Jeep Cherokee Latitude FWD $17,995 #TE94624 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '14 Jeep Cherokee: Latitude, Black, Only 35K Miles, Call Now, $17,499 #SC1485

'14 Mazda Mazda6 i: Touring, One Owner Clean Carfax, Mazda Certified $14,990 #10740A

'10 Grand Cherokee: Laredo, NHTSA 5 Star Rating, Satellite Radio, Roof Rack $10, 990 #9001A

'13 Mazda Mazda2 : Sport, Hatchback, Low Miles, Includes Balance of Factory Warranty $10,490 #P8752

4125

'13 Hyundai Veloster: Hatchback, 4 Cyl, FWD, Clean Carfax, Bluetooth, Nav/GPS, Backup Camera, $11,490 #27057B

4155 Mini Cooper '15 Kia Soul: Black, Low Payment, 14K Miles Starting at $12,500 #SC1407

4130

'06 Infiniti G35 X: Clean Carfax, AWD, Low Miles, Heated Front Seats, Sunroof, Premium Package $9,490 #95163B

'13 Honda Civic LX: Crimson Pearl Red, 52K Miles, Honda Certified, 7 Yr/100K PwrTrain Coverage, $12,000 #H170408A

Hyundai

4125 Kia

'14 Hyundai Sonata: Clean Carfax, Bluetooth, Brake Assist $8,990 #26565N

'14 Honda Accord LX's: 10 To Choose, Bluetooth, B/U Camera, 37K Miles, Alloys, Honda Certified, BU Camera, $16,000 #H170142A

'16 Hyundai Accent SE $12,498 #KE67832 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '16 Elantra SE $14,989 #E74069 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '13 Hyundai Elantra GLS: 4 Door, Silver, 25K Miles, One Owner Clean Carfax, $12,499 #SC1459

'16 Jeep Patriot $15,757 #KTE12540 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '16 Jeep Patriot Sport: FWD, 4Cyl, 21K Miles, $14,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

'14 Jeep Wrangler: Auto, Hard Top, Wheels/Tires, Lifted Call for Price

Kia

Mercedes Benz

4190

'11 Mercedes-Benz C300: Leather Trimmed Seats, Sunroof, Cruise Control $13,990 #27119A

'04 Mini Cooper S: Local Trade, White Hatchback #C8248A $7,490

Misc. Autos

'04 Mercedes SL500: Factory Chrome Wheels! $16,990 '14 GMC Yukon XL Denali: Black with Tan, Loaded, AWD $43,990 '14 Chevy Suburban LTZ: White with Tan, Loaded, 37K $46,990 '14 Kia Optima: 5X Turbo, 28K, Panaramic Roof, Automatic $20,990 '14 Jeep Grand Cherokee LTD: Panoramic Roof, 4x4, Black $29,990 '12 Nissan Quest SL: Leather, 55K, Power Doors $19,990 '15 Toyota Highlander LTD: White with Tan, AWD, Sunroof, Navigation $37,990 '13 Honda Pilot EX-L: Black, Leather, Sunroof, 42K $28,490 '08 Cadillac XLR (Platinum): One of a Kind!! Black $37,990

Nissan/Datsun

4220

'14 Nissan Sentra: 25K Miles, Power Windows & Locks, Bluetooth, Clean Carfax $13,390 #R1553A

$19,500 #SC1408

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4215

'08 Mitsubishi Endeavor: SE, 1 Owner Clean Carfax, Backup Camera, Bluetooth $9,490 #95502B

4155

'12 Kia Rio 5: Hatchback, Auto, Leather, Sunroof, $12,490 #C8214A

4210

Bommarito St. Peters NEW ARRIVALS!! 1-866-2449085

'13 Kia Optima SXL: Leather, Nav, Sunroof, White Pearl, 21K Miles, '11 Hyundai Sonata $9,597 #67293-1 ST. CHARLES NISSAN/HYUNDAI (866)672-4020

4207

'11 Mini Cooper S: Contryman, Clean Carfax, Sunroof, Turbocharged Call Today, $13,490 #26717B

Mitsubishi

'16 Hyundai Genesis: AWD, 4K Sunroof, Navi #C8268A, $42,490

'02 Honda Accord 2.4LX: Low Miles, Fuel Efficient, 1 Owner, $6,990 #27174A

$10,999 #H162062A

'14 Ford Focus SE: Hatchback, 19K Miles, Sterling Gray, One Owner Clean Carfax, $11,000 #SC1466

4120 Hyundai

'15 Honda Accord EXL: Htd Power Leather, Moonroof, Smart Key Entry, 2 Cameras, Obsidian Blue, 36K Miles, $21,000

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FOR THE RECORD

01.14.2017 • Saturday • M 2 AMERICA’S LINE NFL Favorite Open/current Underdog Divisional Playoffs FALCONS ................4..... 5................Seahawks PATRIOTS .............. 16 ....16....................Texans Sunday • Divisional Playoffs CHIEFS...................1.5.....1...................Steelers COWBOYS...............4..... 5................... Packers NBA Favorite Points Underdog CLIPPERS .................10.5 ...................... Lakers BULLS........................NL..................... Pelicans Spurs........................ 11.5......................... SUNS WIZARDS...................8.5 .........................76ers JAZZ........................... 10......................... Magic COLLEGE BASKETBALL Favorite Points Underdog Dayton......................10.5 .............. DUQUESNE LOUISVILLE...............3.5 ..........................Duke Virginia....................... 2....................CLEMSON PROVIDENCE.............PK.................. Seton Hall GEORGETOWN............ 8.................Connecticut Villanova ................... 13..................ST. JOHN’S PITTSBURGH.............. 2.............Miami-Florida Minnesota.................PK.....................PENN ST BOWLING GREEN ....... 1....................No Illinois FLORIDA.................... 10...................... Georgia ST. JOSEPH’S.............PK.................. Richmond MISSISSIPPI ST .......... 1.................. Texas A&M INDIANA ST................ 7....................... Bradley W MICHIGAN .............1.5....................... Kent St BUFFALO ...................6.5 ........................Ball St EVANSVILLE..............3.5 .................. So Illinois COLORADO ST............ 4................ New Mexico Virginia Comm........... 2...................DAVIDSON MARQUETTE ............. 16....................... DePaul NC-WILMINGTON......14.5 .....................Hofstra UAB ............................ 2......................Marshall KANSAS..................... 13..............Oklahoma St MICHIGAN .................. 8.................... Nebraska VIRGINIA TECH..........1.5............... Notre Dame BUTLER .....................4.5 ........................Xavier TOWSON....................PK.............Northeastern N CAROLINA..............7.5................... Florida St GEORGE MASON ....... 15................. Saint Louis WISCONSIN-MILW.....PK....................Wright St RICE........................... 13.......................N Texas Valparaiso.................. 5........... CLEVELAND ST Alabama....................1.5.............................LSU OHIO U ....................... 6.................. E Michigan Akron ......................... 8................MIAMI-OHIO CHARLESTON ............6.5 .........William & Mary CALIFORNIA.............16.5 ......... Washington St KENTUCKY ................ 23.......................Auburn S ALABAMA................ 4.......................Texas St Houston ....................1.5..................C FLORIDA DREXEL ...................... 7.....................Delaware W Virginia ................. 10.........................TEXAS JAMES MADISON ......PK............................Elon SYRACUSE................. 13...........Boston College UTSA..........................3.5 ...............Florida Int’l TEMPLE.....................5.5 ..........................Tulsa AIR FORCE.................. 4..................San Jose St CORNELL.................... 2.....................Columbia KANSAS ST................1.5........................ Baylor r-ST. BONA.................8.5 ................... Fordham COASTAL CARO .......... 7........... Appalachian St UL-MONROE..............PK..................Georgia St UT-Arlington .............5.5 ......................... TROY TCU............................. 1........................Iowa St ILLINOIS ..................... 2.................... Maryland MEMPHIS ...................17 .....................S Florida ARKANSAS...............14.5 ................... Missouri WYOMING..................PK.......................Nevada S CAROLINA .............. 12................. Mississippi OLD DOMINION.......... 3............Louisiana Tech Boise St .....................PK.................FRESNO ST ARK-L ROCK ............... 1.................Arkansas St Ucla ...........................3.5 ......................... UTAH CHARLOTTE............... 10............Southern Miss YOUNGSTOWN ST .....PK..................Illinois-Chi PRINCETON................ 6............................. Yale PENN ......................... 12........................ Brown

STANFORD ................. 5.................Washington Wichita St................... 3.................ILLINOIS ST MIDDLE TENN ST .....15.5...............W Kentucky Santa Clara ...............3.5 .............PEPPERDINE UL-LAFAYETTE ........... 7................Ga Southern VANDERBILT .............. 4...................Tennessee Texas Tech.................. 1.................OKLAHOMA UTEP..........................PK................ Fla Atlantic Byu .............................11 .................SAN DIEGO CAL-SANTA BARB......2.5 ............. Cal-Poly SLO SAN FRANCISCO ........ 7......................... Pacific SAN DIEGO ST ............ 9........................Utah St PORTLAND................PK........ Loyola-M’mount GONZAGA................... 7.............. St. Mary’s-CA CS-NORTHRIDGE.......3.5 ...................Cal-Davis CAL-IRVINE ............... 10...............CS-Fullerton OREGON .................... 25...................Oregon St HAWAII ......................PK............Long Beach St E ILLINOIS .................8.5 ...............Austin Peay NC-Greensboro ......... 10.............................VMI Samford ....................5.5 .................... CITADEL Iona ............................ 5................ QUINNIPIAC CANISIUS................... 10.........................Marist Ipfw ............................ 1....................S DAKOTA NO ARIZONA .............PK...........Sacramento St ORAL ROBERTS.........2.5 ..........................Iupui E TENNESSEE ST....... 20................. W Carolina MONTANA ST ............3.5 ..............No Colorado Tenn-Chatt ................4.5 .................... MERCER DENVER.....................PK................N Dakota St WOFFORD .................1.5...................... Furman TENN-MARTIN............ 4.............SE Missouri St Monmouth ................. 8.....................NIAGARA Belmont ....................8.5 ............. E KENTUCKY MOREHEAD ST........... 1...............Tennessee St Murray St ................... 7...........SIU-EDW’VILLE NEBRASKA-OMAHA... 8..................... W Illinois TENNESSEE TECH .....PK................Jack’ville St Portland St................4.5 ......SOUTHERN UTAH WEBER ST................... 9..............E Washington MONTANA .................. 7.....................N Dakota IDAHO ST...................PK..........................Idaho r- Rochester, NY. NHL Favorite Odds Underdog BRUINS..............-$140/+$120 ................ Flyers Predators.......... -$145/+$125.......AVALANCHE PANTHERS .........-$110/-$110 .......Blue Jackets HURRICANES ....-$190/+$170 ...........Islanders CANADIENS....... -$145/+$125..............Rangers SENATORS......... -$135/+$115....... Maple Leafs Penguins ...........-$160/+$140 ....... RED WINGS Wild ...................-$125/+$105.................STARS Ducks................. -$175/+$155............ COYOTES OILERS ..............-$160/+$140 .............. Flames KINGS ................-$180/+$160 ....................Jets SHARKS.............-$165/+$145.................. Blues Grand Salami: Over/under 65.5 goals. Home team in CAPS © 2017 Benjamin Eckstein

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended Cincinnati minor league RHP Carlos Gonzalez (Louisville-IL) 50 games after testing positive for Methamphetamine; New York Mets minor league RHP Gary Cornish (Brooklyn-NYP), Houston minor league RHP Makay Nelson (Tri-City, NYP), Boston minor league OF Tyler Spoon (Greenville-SAL) 50 games apiece, after testing positive for Amphetamine; Detroit minor league RHP Tommy Collier (Erie-EL) and free agent minor league INF Kal Simmons 50 games each following a second positive test for a drug of abuse. American League BALTIMORE — Agreed to terms with INF Manny Machado, INF Ryan Flahertry and LHPs Zach Britton and T.J. McFarland on one-year contracts. BOSTON — Agreed to terms with INF Brock Holt, SS Xander Bogaerts, OF

Jackie Bradley Jr., C Sandy Leon, LHP Robbie Ross Jr. and RHPs Joe Kelly and Tyler Thornburg on one-year contracts. Extended their Player Development Contract with Portland (EL) for an additional two years, through the 2020 season. CHICAGO — Agreed to terms with 3B Todd Frazier, LHP Dan Jennings and RHPs Miguel Gonzalez, Zach Putnam and Jake Petricka on one-year contracts. CLEVELAND — Agreed to terms with RHPs Danny Salazar, Bryan Shaw, Cody Allen and Zach McAllister on one-year contracts and with RHP Steve Delabar and RHP Travis Banwart on minor league contracts. DETROIT — Agreed to terms with LHP Justin Wilson, RHPs Bruce Rondon and Alex Wilson, INFs Nick Castellanos, Jose Iglesias and Andrew Romine on one-year contracts. HOUSTON — Agreed to terms with LHP Dallas Keuchel and OFs Jake Marisnick and George Springer on one-year contracts and with INF Reid Brignac, C Juan Centeno and LHP C.J. Riefenhauser on minor league contracts. KANSAS CITY — Agreed to terms with 1B Eric Hosmer on a one-year contract. LOS ANGELES — Agreed to terms with OF Kole Calhoun, 2B Danny Espinosa and RHPs Garrett Richards and Matt Shoemaker on one-year contracts. MINNESOTA — Agreed to terms with LHP Hector Santiago and RHPs Brandon Kintzler and Kyle Gibson on one-year contracts. NEW YORK — Agreed to terms with SS Didi Gregorius, OF Aaron Hicks, LHP Tommy Layne, RHP Michael Pineda, C Austin Romine and RHP Adam Warren on one-year contracts. OAKLAND — Agreed to terms with RHPs Sonny Gray and Liam Hendriks, and C Stephen Vogt on one-year contracts. SEATTLE — Agreed to terms with OFs Jarrod Dyson and Leonys Martin, INFs Jean Segura and Danny Valencia, LHPs James Paxton and Drew Smyly and RHPs Evan Scribner and Nick Vincent on one-year contracts. Assigned RHP Cody Martin outright to Tacoma (PCL). TAMPA BAY — Agreed to terms with LHP Xavier Cedeno, SSs Tim Beckham and Brad Miller, OFs Corey Dickerson and Kevin Kiermaier, and RHPs Brad Boxberger, Alex Cobb, Danny Farquhar and Erasmo Ramirez on one-year contracts. TEXAS — Agreed to terms with C Robinson Chirinos, INF Jurickson Profar and RHPs Jeremy Jeffress, Sam Dyson, A.J. Griffin and Tanner Scheppers on one-year contracts. TORONTO — Agreed to terms with INF Darwin Barney and OF Ezequiel Carrera on one-year contracts. National League ARIZONA — Agreed to terms with LHP Patrick Corbin, SS Chris Owings, C Chris Herrmann and RHP Randall Delgado on one-year contracts. ATLANTA — Acquired INF Micah Johnson from the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named or cash considerations. Agreed to terms with LHP Ian Krol and RHP Arodys Vizcaino on one-year contracts. CHICAGO — Named David Ross special assistant to baseball operations. Agreed to terms with RHPs Jake Arrieta, Hector Rondon and Justin Grimm on one-year contracts. CINCINNATI — Agreed to terms with LHP Tony Cingrani, SS Zack Cozart, CF Billy Hamilton and RHP Blake Wood on one-year contracts. COLORADO — Agreed to terms with 3B Nolan Arenado on a two-year contract and with OF Charlie Blackmon and RHP Tyler Chatwood on one-year contracts. LOS ANGELES — Agreed to terms with RHP Josh Fields, C Yasmani Grandal and LHPs Alex Wood and Luis Avilan on one-year contracts.

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MIAMI — Agreed to terms with 2B Derek Dietrich, SS Adeiny Hechavarria, OF Marcell Ozuna and RHPs Tom Koehler and A.J. Ramos on one-year contracts. MILWAUKEE — Agreed to terms with RHP Wily Peralta and RHP Carlos Torres on one-year contracts. NEW YORK — Agreed to terms with C Travis d’Arnaud, LHP Josh Edgin and RHPs Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey and Addison Reed on one-year contracts. PHILADELPHIA — Agreed to terms with SS Freddy Galvis and RHP Jeanmar Gomez on one-year contracts. PITTSBURGH — Agreed to terms with INF Jody Mercer and RHPs Jared Hughes, Juan Nicasio, Gerrit Cole and Drew Hutchison on one-year contracts. CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with RHP Trevor Rosenthal and LHP Kevin Siegrist on one-year contracts. SAN DIEGO — Agreed to terms with RHPs Carter Capps and Brandon Maurer and LHPs Christian Friedrich and Brad Hand on one-year contracts. SAN FRANCISCO — Agreed to terms with INF Eduardo Nunez and RHP George Kontos on one-year contracts. WASHINGTON — Agreed to terms with OF Bryce Harper, C Derek Norris, 3B Anthony Rendon and RHP Tanner Roark on one-year contracts and with LHP Neal Cotts on a minor league contract. BASKETBALL • NBA PHILADELPHIA — Assigned F Richaun Holmes to Delaware (NBADL). FOOTBALL • NFL BUFFALO — Agreed to terms with defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, linebackers coach Bob Babich and offensive line/ run game coordinator Juan Castillo. CAROLINA — Promoted Steve Wilks to defensive coordinator. DENVER — Terminated the contracts of offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, O-line coach Clancy Barone and tight ends coach Brian Pariani. Named Mike McCoy offensive coordinator. JACKSONVILLE — Named Joe DeCamillis special teams coordinator. TAMPA BAY — Signed defensive coordinator Mike Smith to a contract extension. HOCKEY • NHL COLORADO — Acquired F Felix Girard from Nashville for F Cody McLeod and assigned him to San Antonio (AHL). NEW JERSEY — Assigned F Nick Lappin to Albany (AHL). Activated F Jacob Josefson off injured reserve. SOCCER • MLS LA GALAXY — Signed D Hugo Arellano and F Justin Dhillon. Traded D A.J. DeLaGarza to Houston for Targeted and General allocation money. KANSAS CITY — Signed M Ilie Sanchez to a two-year contract through 2018. COLLEGE ALABAMA — Announced OT Cam Robinson, CB Marlon Humphrey and WR ArDarius Stewart will enter the NFL draft. CHATTANOOGA — Named Jonathan Cooley defensive backs coach, Demarcus Covington outside linebackers coach, Ryan Aplin wide receivers coach and Scott Aligo director of player personnel for the football program. DELAWARE — Named Matt Simon offensive coordinator. KENTUCKY — Announced junior WR Jeff Badet will transfer. MICHIGAN — Named Pep Hamilton assistant coach and passing game coordinator. PURDUE — Named Chris Barclay offensive quality control coach and Sean Pugh director of football player development.

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Acura

'10 Acura TL 3.7: Clean Carfax, Backup Camera, Navigation, Bluetooth $12,990 #94533D

'12 Acura TL: AWD, White, 58K Miles, Sharp! #V17146A, $21,980 '12 Acura TL: AWD, White, 58K Miles, Sharp! #V17146A, $21,980

Buick

4040

'11 Audi Q7 Prestige Quattro, 55K Mi, Has It All! #B7926, $34,990

'11 Audi Q7 Prestige Quattro, 55K Mi, Has It All! #B7926, $34,990

BMW

4055

'15 Buick LaCrosse: Black, Leather, 15K Miles, GMCertified, $19,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '12 Buick Regal Turbo: 1 Owner, Clean Carfax, Remote Start, Heated Front Seats, $11,490 #38086A

'15 Buick Verano: 4 Cyl, 4 Dr, 10K Miles, GM Certified, $17,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '10 Buick Lucerne: 1 Owner, Clean Carfax, Heated Front Seats, Bluetooth, Flex Fuel, #36090A $9,990

Cadillac Audi

4065 Chevrolet

'14 Chevy Sonic LT: 5 Dr, 1700 Miles, GM Certified, $13,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '10 Chevy Cobalt LT: One Owner Carfax, Remote Start , Fuel Efficient $7,490 #27337A

'10 Chevy Cobalt LS: 4 Cyl, FWD, Bluetooth, Priced Below Average, Motor Trend Certified Call Today, $5,990 #10898A

4025

'14 Acura MDX, Tech pkg, Black, Local Trade. $36,490 #C7998B

4060

'08 Cadillac XLR: Platinum Edition, Black, 33K Mi, $37,990 #C8331

'14 Cadillac ATS: AWD, Nav, Luxury Pkg, Silver, Only 15K Miles, Call Now, $25,500 #SC1424

'12 CTS: Coupe, Performance Collection, AWD, Stock $24,980 #C8064AA

4050

'12 BMW 650xi Convertible, Spt Pkg, 41K, Black, #B7997, $41,400

'09 Cadillac CTS: 4 Door, AWD, Sunroof, 88K Miles, Sharp, $12,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '11 Cadillac CTS: 4 Door, AWD, Sunroof, Leather, 57K Mi, $15,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 314-772-1400

Chevrolet

4065

'14 Chevy Sonic LTZ: Fuel Efficient, Satellite Radio, Heated Seats & Door Mirrors, $12,990 #38259A

'15 Chevy Sonic: Hatchback, Silver, Only 8K Miles, Nice Price $10,000 #SC1415

SATURDAY BASKETBALL SCHEDULE (Check with host schools for weather cancellations) M: SIU Carbondale at Evansville, 1 p.m. W: UMSL at Parkside, 1 p.m. W: Webster at MacMurray, 1 p.m. W: Maryville at Lewis, 1 p.m. W: Lyon at Harris-Stowe, 1 p.m. W: Freed-Hardeman at Mo. Baptist, 1 p.m. W: Central Baptist at LU-Belleville, 1 p.m. W: Iowa Wesleyan at Fontbonne, 1 p.m. W: St. Louis CC at NC Missouri, 1 p.m. W: Lakeland at Lewis & Clark, 1 p.m. W: SWIC at Rend Lake, 1 p.m. W: Lindenwood at Pittsburg State, 1:30 p.m. M: UMSL at Parkside, 3 p.m. M: Webster at MacMurray, 3 p.m. M: Maryville at Lewis, 3 p.m. M: Lyon at Harris-Stowe, 3 p.m. M: Freed-Hardeman at Mo. Baptist, 3 p.m. M: Central Baptist at LU-Belleville, 3 p.m. M: Iowa Wesleyan at Fontbonne, 3 p.m. M: St. Louis CC at NC Missouri, 3 p.m. M: Lakeland at Lewis & Clark, 3 p.m. M: SWIC at Rend Lake, 3 p.m. M: Lindenwood at Pittsburg State, 3:30 p.m. W: Jefferson at Iowa Western, 6 p.m. M: Murray State at SIU Edwardsville, 7 p.m.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

National scores Princeton 97, Brown 66 Vermont 81, UMBC 72 Yale 68, Penn 60 Cent. Michigan 96, Toledo 88 Detroit 93, Oakland 88 Manhattan 76, Rider 73

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

How the top 25 fared UConn (15-0) idle. Next: at SMU, Sat. Baylor (16-1) idle. Next: at Kansas, Sun. Maryland (16-1) idle. Next: at Iowa, Sat. Mississippi State (18-0) idle. Next: at Alabama, Mon. 5. So. Carolina (14-1) idle. Next: at LSU, Sun. 6. Notre Dame (16-2) idle. Next: at Tennessee, Mon. 7. Florida State (16-2) idle. Next: at Clemson, Sun. 8. Washington (17-2) beat Arizona 90-73. Next: at No. 19 Arizona State, Sun. 9. Louisville (15-4) idle. Next: vs. No. 14 Miami, Sun. 10. Oregon State (15-2) lost to No. 17 UCLA 64-56. Next: at Southern Cal, Sun. 11. Ohio State (14-5) idle. Next: at Purdue, Sun. 12. Duke (15-2) idle. Next: at No. 23 N.C. State, Sun. 13. Stanford (14-3) beat Utah 77-58. Next: at Colorado, Sun. 14. Miami (14-3) idle. Next: at No. 9 Louisville, Sun. 15. Virginia Tech (15-1) idle. Next: vs. Wake Forest, Mon. 16. Texas (11-4) idle. Next: at No. 18 West Virginia, Sat. 17. UCLA (12-4) beat No. 10 Oregon State 64-56. Next: vs. Oregon, Sun. 18. West Virginia (14-3) idle. Next: vs. No. 16 Texas, Sat. 19. Arizona State (13-3) beat Washington St. 68-49. Next: at No. 24 California, Friday. 20. South Florida (13-2) idle. Next: vs. East Carolina, Sat. 21. DePaul (15-4) beat Butler 100-69. Next: vs. Xavier, Sun. 22. Oklahoma (13-4) idle. Next: vs. Texas Tech, Sat. 23. N.C. State (13-5) idle. Next: vs. No. 12 Duke, Sun. 24. California (13-3) at Colorado. Next: at Utah, Sun. 25. Kansas State (13-4) idle. Next: at Oklahoma State, Sat. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Jordy Nelson (ribs). QUESTIONABLE: LB Jayrone Elliott (hand). COWBOYS: QUESTIONABLE: CB Morris Claiborne (groin), DE Demarcus Lawrence (back), T Tyron Smith (knee), DT Cedric Thornton (ankle).

SOCCER MLS Draft picks Friday | Round 1 1. Minnesota, Abu Danladi, F, UCLA. 2. Atlanta, Miles Robinson, D, Syracuse. 3. NYC (from CHI), Jonathan Lewis, F, Akron. 4. Portland (from HOU), J. Ebobisse, F, Duke. 5. Columbus, Lalas Abubakar, D, Dayton. 6. San Jose, Jackson Yueill, M, UCLA. 7. Vancouver, Jakob Nerwinski, D, UConn. 8. Atlanta (from ORL), J. Gressel, M, Providence. 9. Columbus (from NE), N. Hansen, F, N. Mexico. 10. Houston (from POR), J. Holland, M, Hofstra. 11. Chicago (from PHI), D. Johnson, M, L’ville. 12. DC United, Chris Odoi-Atsem, D, Maryland. 13. Real Salt Lake, Reagan Dunk, D, Denver. 14. Sporting K.C., Colton Storm, D, N. Carolina. 15. COL (from LA), Sam Hamilton, M, Denver. 16. NYC (from Seattle through NYC), Kwame Awuah, M, UConn. 17. New York, Zeiko Lewis, M, Boston College. 18. FC Dallas, Jacori Hayes, M, Wake Forest. 19. Montreal, Nick Depuy, F, UCSB. 20. New England (from Colorado), Brian Wright, F, Vermont. 21. Toronto, Brandon Aubrey, D, Notre Dame. 22. Seattle, Brian Nana-Sinkam, D, Stanford. Round 2 23. Minnesota, Alec Ferrell, G, Wake Forest. 24. Colorado (from ATL), L. Callahan, D, Syracuse. 25. Philadelphia (from Chicago through Minnesota), Marcus Epps, M, South Florida. 26. Chicago (from Houston through Toronto), Stefan Cleveland, G, Louisville. 27. Chicago (from Columbus through Montreal and Toronto), Guillermo Delgado, F, Delaware. 28. San Jose, Lindo Mfeka, M, South Florida. 29. Vancouver, Francis DeVries, D, St. Francis (Pa.) 30. Houston (from ORL), Jake McGuire, G, Tulsa. 31. New England, Napo Matsoso, M, Kentucky. 32. Portland, Michael Amick, D, UCLA. 33. Philadelphia, Aaron Jones, D, Clemson. 34. DC United, Eric Klenofsky, G, Monmouth. 35. Real Salt Lake, Justin Schmidt, D, Wash. 36. Houston (KC), Danilo Radjen, D, Akron. 37. FC Dallas (from LA), Walker Hume, D, North Carolina. 38. NYC, Jalen Brown, M, Xavier. 39. New York, Ethan Kutler, M, Colgate. 40. FC Dallas, Adonijah Reid, F, Canada Soccer. 41. Montreal, Shamit Shome, M, FC Edmonton. 42. Minnesota (from Colorado through Philadelphia), Thomas deVillardi, M, Delaware. 43. DC United (from Toronto through Portland), Jo Vetle Rimstad, D, Radford. 44. Seattle, Dominic Oduro, M, Youth Int’l. Note: Third- and fourth-round is Jan. 17.

GOLF EURO | SA Open Friday at Glendower Golf Club, Johannesburg Purse: $1.1 million; Yardage: 7,594. Par: 72 Second Round Graeme Storm, England 69-63 — 132 Peter Uihlein, United States 70-64 — 134 Jbe Kruger, So.Africa 67-67 — 134 Trevor Fisher Jnr, So.Africa 66-68 — 134 Laurie Canter, England 69-66 — 135 Jordan Smith, England 67-68 — 135 Keith Horne, So.Africa 66-69 — 135 Rory McIlroy, N. Ireland 67-68 — 135 David Drysdale, Scotland 70-65 — 135 Jaco Van Zyl, So.Africa 71-65 — 136 Oliver Fisher, England 68-69 — 137 Brett Rumford, Australia 69-68 — 137 Thomas Aiken, So.Africa 67-70 — 137 Dean Burmester, So.Africa 67-70 — 137 Also Charlie Bolling, U.S. 77-76 — 153

PGA | Sony Open Thursday at Waialae Country Club, Honolulu Purse: $6 mill.; Yards: 7,044; Par 70 (35-35) First Round Friday at Waialae Country Club, Honolulu Purse: $6 mill.; Yards: 7,044; Par 70 (35-35) Second Round | a-amateur Justin Thomas 59-64 — 123 -17 Gary Woodland 64-64 — 128 -12 Hudson Swafford 62-68 — 130 -10 Justin Rose 66-64 — 130 -10 Zach Johnson 69-61 — 130 -10 Webb Simpson 66-65 — 131 -9 Charles Howell III 65-66 — 131 -9 Luke List 67-64 — 131 -9 Satoshi Kodaira 65-66 — 131 -9 Russell Henley 64-67 — 131 -9 Russell Knox 64-67 — 131 -9 Tony Finau 64-67 — 131 -9

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4050

'08 BMW 128i: White, Local Trade, 2-Dr Cpe, $12,490 #V17181A

FRIDAY SCORES Women’s basketball Washington 76, Emory 65 Men’s basketball Washington 71, Emory 63 LATE THURSDAY SCORES Men’s Basketball Lindenwood 84, Mo. Southern 77 (OT) Men’s volleyball BYU def. McKendree 25-16, 25-19, 25-20

SEAHAWKS at FALCONS — SEAHAWKS: QUESTIONABLE: RB C.J. Prosise (shoulder). TEXANS at PATRIOTS — TEXANS: QUESTIONABLE: S Quintin Demps (hamstring), LB John Simon (chest). PATRIOTS: QUESTIONABLE: WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee). STEELERS at CHIEFS — STEELERS: OUT: LB Anthony Chickillo (ankle). DOUBTFUL: TE Ladarius Green (concussion). QUESTIONABLE: RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion), DE Ricardo Mathews (ankle). PACKERS at COWBOYS — PACKERS: OUT: RB James Starks (concussion), WR

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4065 Honda

'13 Chevy Volt: 5 Dr Hatchback, 31K Miles, GM Certified, One Owner, $15,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '12 Chevy Sonic LS: 4 Dr, 67K Miles, Alloys, $7,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '13 Chevy Spark LS: 5 Dr, Alloys, 26K Miles, GMCertified, $9,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

Chrysler

4070

'14 Chrysler 300S: AWD, Sunroof, Navigation, 24K Miles, One Owner, $21,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '12 Chrysler 200 Touring Convertible $12,284 #E92077A 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '15 Chrysler 200 S: 1 Owner, Clean Carfax, Leather Trimmed Seats $13,990 #P8651

Dodge

4085

'14 Charger R/T: Chromes, 4 New Tires $24,480 #M15337A

4120 Honda

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WINTER CLEARANCE EVENT LARGEST HONDA CERTIFIED SELECTION IN THE MIDWEST 7 Year/100K Mile Warranty '12 Honda Pilot EX: 4WD, Crystal Black, 50K Miles, Pwr Seat, Alloys, Call Now, $22,899 #X3094 '13 Fit Hatchback: (3) to Choose, Selling Fast, Black, Only 24K Miles! Starting At $11,000 #H160695A '13 Civic EX: 4 DR, Dyno Blue, 28K Miles, Moonroof, Alloys, Bluetooth, Camera $14,999 #X3060 '15 Honda CRV: Kona Coffee Metallic, 20K Miles, AWD, Bluetooth, Camera, $19,899 #X3047 '13 Accord Sport: 18" Alloys, Fog Lights, Black, 39K Miles $17,699 #X3061

Ford

4110

'16 Ford Explorer $32,935 #ET10660 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '14 Ford Fiesta SE $11,995 #L95892 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '13 Ford Focus SE: $13,873 #E05175 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '13 Ford Focus $9,222 #G310147A 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com

'14 Ford Focus: Titanium, HB, Sunroof, Auto, $16,490 #B8292

'13 Ford Focus: Lthr, Roof, Nav, 33K Mi, #B8267 $12,990

' 10 Ford Fusion SE: 4 Cyl, Only 83K Miles $9,990 #16306A

'16 Ford Mustang ECO $24,995 #E47233 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com

'14 Ford Taurus Loaded, 38K, #C15246RA, $27,990

'14 CRV LX: AWD, Black, 31K Miles, Bluetooth, Backup Camera, $18,999 #X3045 '15 Civic EX: 4 DR's, 3 to Choose,, Smart Key Entry, Display Audio, (2) Camera!, Moonroof, Alloys, 41K Miles, Honda Certified Used, Silver, Selling Fast, Starting at $15,299 #H170203A '14 Honda Accord LX: (10) to Choose From, 36K Miles, Basque Red Pearl, CVT, Alloys, Bluetooth, Camera, Largest Selection $16,499 #H170142A '15 Honda Accord EXL: Htd, Power Leather, Moonroof, Smartkey Entry, (2) Cameras, Display Audio, Obsidian Blue, 36K Mi, $21,499 #H170232A '13 Honda Civic EXL: Black, 28K Miles, Htd Leather, Moonroof, Bluetooth, Camera, Alloys, $16,499 #H170277A '13 Honda Fit: 5 Door, Hatchback, Honda Certified, Silver, Only 44K Miles $11,200 #X3044A

'08 Honda Accord 2.4 EX: One Owner Clean Carfax, Low Miles, Sunroof $6,490 #27110B

'16 Chevy Malibu LT: Limited, 19K Miles, GM Certified, $17,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

'14 Honda Civic LX: Clean Carfax, Includes Balance of Factory Warranty, $12,990 #26325D

'08 Honda Accord LX: 4 Cyl, Silver, Power Seat, Moonroof, 147K Miles, Budget Priced $7,000 #DL1435

'12 Hyundai Sonata: Leather Heated Front Seats, Bluetooth, Sunroof/Moonroof $10,990 #10773A

'13 Hyundai Sonata SE: White, 35K Miles, Heatd Lthr, SmartKey, Bluetooth, $13,500 #SC1460

Ininiti '12 Honda Civic EX: One Owner Clean CARFAX, Motor Trend Certified, Sunroof, $13,490 #38131B

'13 Honda Civic EX: Motor Trend Certified, Clean Carfax, Low Miles, Bluetooth $12,990 #P8703A

'10 Honda Civic EX: 4 Dr, Polished Metal, Alloys, Moonroof, 127K Miles, Value Priced, $7,500 #DL1321

'15 Honda Civic EX: 4 Dr, 3 To Choose, 2 Cameras, Honda Certified, Moonroof, Alloys, 41K Mi, Starting at $14,900 #H170203A

Jeep

4145

'14 GrndCherokee: Lmtd, 4WD, Pano Roof, Leather, $30,990 #B8310

Lexus

4165

'08 Lexus ES 350 Base: Clean CARFAX, Low Miles, Leather, Sunroof/Moonroof Call Today, $10,990 #P8673A

'07 Lexus IS 250: One Owner, Clean Carfax, AWD, Low Miles, Heated Front Seats $12,990 #39052A

'06 Lexus RX330: AWD, Navy Blue, $11,990 #B8376

'10 Lexus RX 350: Clean Carfax, AWD, Low Miles, Sunroof, Bluetooth, Heated Front Seat $14,990 #77585A

Mazda '09 Jeep Wrangler: Rubicon, Hard Top, 4x4, 5 Speed Manual, 102K Miles $17,990 #T16657A

4185

'12 Mazda Mazda2: Touring, Hatchback, Clean Carfax, Red, Cruise Control $7,990 #10881A

'15 Mazda Mazda3 i: Sport, One Owner Clean CARFAX, Madza Certified, Includes Balance of Warrenty $13,990 #8894A

'15 Jeep Cherokee Latitude FWD $17,995 #TE94624 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '14 Jeep Cherokee: Latitude, Black, Only 35K Miles, Call Now, $17,499 #SC1485

'14 Mazda Mazda6 i: Touring, One Owner Clean Carfax, Mazda Certified $14,990 #10740A

'10 Grand Cherokee: Laredo, NHTSA 5 Star Rating, Satellite Radio, Roof Rack $10, 990 #9001A

'13 Mazda Mazda2 : Sport, Hatchback, Low Miles, Includes Balance of Factory Warranty $10,490 #P8752

4125

'13 Hyundai Veloster: Hatchback, 4 Cyl, FWD, Clean Carfax, Bluetooth, Nav/GPS, Backup Camera, $11,490 #27057B

4155 Mini Cooper '15 Kia Soul: Black, Low Payment, 14K Miles Starting at $12,500 #SC1407

4130

'06 Infiniti G35 X: Clean Carfax, AWD, Low Miles, Heated Front Seats, Sunroof, Premium Package $9,490 #95163B

'13 Honda Civic LX: Crimson Pearl Red, 52K Miles, Honda Certified, 7 Yr/100K PwrTrain Coverage, $12,000 #H170408A

Hyundai

4125 Kia

'14 Hyundai Sonata: Clean Carfax, Bluetooth, Brake Assist $8,990 #26565N

'14 Honda Accord LX's: 10 To Choose, Bluetooth, B/U Camera, 37K Miles, Alloys, Honda Certified, BU Camera, $16,000 #H170142A

'16 Hyundai Accent SE $12,498 #KE67832 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '16 Elantra SE $14,989 #E74069 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '13 Hyundai Elantra GLS: 4 Door, Silver, 25K Miles, One Owner Clean Carfax, $12,499 #SC1459

'16 Jeep Patriot $15,757 #KTE12540 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '16 Jeep Patriot Sport: FWD, 4Cyl, 21K Miles, $14,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

'14 Jeep Wrangler: Auto, Hard Top, Wheels/Tires, Lifted Call for Price

Kia

Mercedes Benz

4190

'11 Mercedes-Benz C300: Leather Trimmed Seats, Sunroof, Cruise Control $13,990 #27119A

'04 Mini Cooper S: Local Trade, White Hatchback #C8248A $7,490

Misc. Autos

'04 Mercedes SL500: Factory Chrome Wheels! $16,990 '14 GMC Yukon XL Denali: Black with Tan, Loaded, AWD $43,990 '14 Chevy Suburban LTZ: White with Tan, Loaded, 37K $46,990 '14 Kia Optima: 5X Turbo, 28K, Panaramic Roof, Automatic $20,990 '14 Jeep Grand Cherokee LTD: Panoramic Roof, 4x4, Black $29,990 '12 Nissan Quest SL: Leather, 55K, Power Doors $19,990 '15 Toyota Highlander LTD: White with Tan, AWD, Sunroof, Navigation $37,990 '13 Honda Pilot EX-L: Black, Leather, Sunroof, 42K $28,490 '08 Cadillac XLR (Platinum): One of a Kind!! Black $37,990

Nissan/Datsun

4220

'14 Nissan Sentra: 25K Miles, Power Windows & Locks, Bluetooth, Clean Carfax $13,390 #R1553A

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4215

'08 Mitsubishi Endeavor: SE, 1 Owner Clean Carfax, Backup Camera, Bluetooth $9,490 #95502B

4155

'12 Kia Rio 5: Hatchback, Auto, Leather, Sunroof, $12,490 #C8214A

4210

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4207

'11 Mini Cooper S: Contryman, Clean Carfax, Sunroof, Turbocharged Call Today, $13,490 #26717B

Mitsubishi

'16 Hyundai Genesis: AWD, 4K Sunroof, Navi #C8268A, $42,490

'02 Honda Accord 2.4LX: Low Miles, Fuel Efficient, 1 Owner, $6,990 #27174A

$10,999 #H162062A

'14 Ford Focus SE: Hatchback, 19K Miles, Sterling Gray, One Owner Clean Carfax, $11,000 #SC1466

4120 Hyundai

'15 Honda Accord EXL: Htd Power Leather, Moonroof, Smart Key Entry, 2 Cameras, Obsidian Blue, 36K Miles, $21,000

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RIDES Chevrolet Trucks

B9 Nissan/Datsun

4220 Toyota

'15 Nissan Sentra $13,367 #KE30903 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '13 Nissan Altima 2.5: Clean Carfax, Leather Trimmed Seats, Heated Front Seats, Bluetooth, Sunroof/Moonroof, $14,490 #P8725A

4300

'13 Toyota Camry L: 27K Miles, 35 MPG #X2726P $13,997 LOU FUSZ SUBARU (888) 347-0701 '06 Toyota Camry XLE: V6, Black, 119K Miles, Leather, Sunroof, Call Now, $7,990 #DL1442

4330 Crossovers

'15 Chevy 1500 LT: Double Cab, 4X4, V8, 18K Miles, $32,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '14 Chevy 1500 LT: Crew Cab, 4x4, V8, 28K Miles, GM Certified, $30,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '13 Chevy 1500 LT: Crew Cab, 4x4, Lthr, One Owner, $25,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '14 Chevy 1500 LT: Regular Cab, 5.3 V8, 29K Miles, GM Certified, $24,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

'07 Silverado 4WD, Black, 72K #C8240A, $19,490

Dodge Plymouth Trucks 4335 '12 Nissan Altima 2.5 S: 4 Cyl, FWD, Clean Carfax, Low Miles, Premium Sound Call Today! $8,990 #95459A

'13 Nissan Altima 3.5: 1 Owner Clean Carfax, Sunroof, Bluetooth, Low Miles, Call Today, $13,990 #P8730

'07 Nissan Altima 2.5S: Fuel Efficient, Cruise Control, Low Miles, Premium Sound $6,990 #10797A

'15 Nissan Sentra SV: 4 Door, 4 Cyl, 37K Miles, One Owner, $11,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '14 Nissan Altima 2.5S: Silver, 4 Door, Only 18K Miles, Priced To Sell, $13,699 #SC1444

'15 Nissan Versa $10,499 #KE77276 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com

Pontiac

4250

'07 Pontiac G6 GT: Convertible, 79K Miles, Heated Leather Seats, Power Top $7,990 #T17039A

'09 Pontiac G6 Coupe: 59K Miles, Automatic, Warranty $6,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

Scion

4283

'13 Scion XD: Hatchback, White, Only 24K Miles, Low Payment, Call Now, $11,200 #SC1486

'14 Toyota Corolla LE: Gray Metallic, 26K Mi, Bal of 5 Yr/60K Fac Wrnty, Starting At $12,000 #SC1423

'10 Toyota Rav4: Limited, Clean Carfax, Sunroof, Bluetooth, Backup Camera $14,490 #78244B

Volkswagen

4310

Bommarito ST. PETERS BUDGET PRICE 1-866-2449085 '04 VW Jetta GLS: Automatic, Power Options $4,980 '02 Honda Civic EX: Automatic, Power Options $4,990 '06 Pontiac Vibe: Automatic, Great MPG $5,490

4300

'15 Toyota Corolla $13,995 #KE31783 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '15 Toyota Avalon XLE $21,989 #KE73623 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '14 Toyota Prius: Hatchback, Includes Balance of Factory Warranty $13,990 #P8749

'12 Toyota Prius: Hatchback, 1 Owner, Clean Carfax, Low Miles, Navigation $10,990 #P8751

'06 Toyota Prius: One Owner, Clean Carfax, Hybrid, Backup Camera $5,990 #11055A

'14 Toyota Prius C: Only 14K Miles, CALL TODAY! $14,000 #SC1419

'12 Ram 2500: Laramie, 4WD, #M16648A $42,470 '16 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT: Quad Cab, 4x4, Big Horn, HEMI, $28,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

Ford Trucks

'07 Mazda 6 Touring: Automatic, Power Options $6,490

'06 Mazda 3: Manual, Great MPG, Silver $6,990 '05 Toyota Sienna XLE: White, Leather, Sunroof $6,990

'09 VW Routan SE: Quad Seats, Ready to Go $7,490 '02 Cadillac Eldorado: Collectors Edition, Aztek Red '15 VW Passat Wolfsburg $11,998 #KE13968 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com

'12 VW GTI: 4 Door, Certified, 50K Miles, Auto, $16,990 #V17054A

'15 VW Beetle Bug: Turbo, 36K Miles, One Owner, $12,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '13 VW Jetta 2.5L: 1 Owner Clean Carfax, Heated Front Seats, Bluetooth, Sunroof $12,990 #38263A

'04 VW New Beetle GL: Hatchback, Clean Carfax $4,490 #10561A

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Chevrolet Trucks

4330

' 14 Chevy Silverardo: LT, 4x4, 5/3 V8, Only 67K Miles, Call for Price

'13 Infiniti EX-37 J ourney: Loaded, $26,490 #B8167,

4390

'12 Buick Encla ve : Leathe r, Captain's Cha irs, 85K Mile s $16,990 T15037B

'10 Buick Enclave $15,923 #KT76448A 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com

'17 Cadillac XT5: Luxury, Bla ck C17027R $45,740 '14 Buick Encore: 1.4L Turbo, 20K Miles, One Owner, GM Certified, $16,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '05 Chevy Avalanche 1500: Low Miles, 4WD, Sunroof, Alloy Wheels, Flex Fuel Bose System $9,990 #27114B

'14 Chevy Captiva LT: Sunroof, Leather, 30K Miles, GM Certified, $16,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '10 Chevy Equinox: 99K Miles , Naviga tion, Ba ckup Came ra $10,990 #T16552A

'13 Ford F150 XLT: Crew Cab, 4x4, 101K Miles, 6 ft Bed $21,990

'10 Chevy Equinox LT: 1 Owner Clean Carfax, Low Miles, Sunroof, Bluetooth, Back Up Camera, $9,990 #10857A

'05 Ford F350 Duelly: 6.0 Diesel, King Ranch, 4X4, 147k Mi, All Maintenance Records $19,990 #T17173B

'13 Chevy Equinox 1LT: 1 Owne r Clean Carfax, AWD, Low Miles , Ba ckup Came ra, Bluetooth $17,990 #78140A

'13 Ford F150 SVT Raptor: 4x4, 6.2L 8 Cyl, Heated Leather Seats, 32K Miles $47,990 #P7440A

'13 Chevy Equino x: AWD, Le athe r, S unro o f, 28K Mi, $18,990 B8154

'08 Nissan Sentra SL: Automatic, Leather, Sunroof $6,490 '05 Scion T/C: Black, Automatic, Alloys, Sunroof $6,490

Sport Utilitiy

4390 Sport Utilitiy

'16 Chevy Travers e LT: AWD, Buckets , 9K Miles , GM Certiifed, $28,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

'15 Dodge Journey SXT: V6, 3rd Row, 30K Mi, One Owner, $16,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '11 Ford Edge Sport $15,498 #KT2049EA 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '11 Ford Edge SE: One Owner Clean CARFAX, Low miles, Parking Sensors, Spoiler, $10,990 #78100A

'10 Ford Edge Lmtd: One Owner, Clean CARFAX, Heated Front Seats, Bluetooth, Sunroof/Moonroof $9,990 #95424A

'13 Ford Escape $13,217 #ET37220 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '09 Ford Escape Hybrid: 1 Owner, Clean Carfax, Heated Front Seats, Sunroof, Bluetooth $9,990 #78195A

'12 Ford Es ca pe XLT: S ilve r, 88K Mile s , 4 Cyl, Ca ll Now,

4390 Sport Utilitiy

'07 Honda CRV EX: 1 Owner Clean Carfax, AWD, Sunroof, Multi-Disc changer. Perfect Color Combination $7,990 #10819A

'14 Fo rd F-150: Cre w Cab, Platinum, Loaded!! #C16357A $38,990

'15 Fo rd F-250 Lariat $38,899 #T3786E 1-866-311-8350 Fo r de tails g o to www.cerame.com

GMC Trucks

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BRIDGE TIPS • BOB JONES East-West vulnerable, South deals NORTH ♠A 3 2 ♥A K 10 8 5 2 ♦Q 4 ♣J 7 WEST EAST ♠J 9 ♠7 6 4 ♥Q 6 ♥7 4 3 ♦10 8 5 ♦J 7 3 ♣A K 9 6 5 3 ♣Q 10 8 2 SOUTH ♠K Q 10 8 5 ♥J 9 ♦A K 9 6 2 ♣4 The bidding: SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST 1♠ Pass 2♥ Pass 3♦ Pass 4♠ Pass 5♣ Pass 5♥ Pass 6♠ All pass Opening lead: Ace of ♣ Two Polish experts bid this deal as shown at an important invitational tournament in Europe some years ago. As the cards lie, this is one of the easiest slams to make that we’ll ever see. Trumps split 3-2, the queen of hearts sits “in the pocket,” and the diamonds split 3-3. Despite this, the expert declarer failed to make his contract, and his line of play was solid. What could possibly have happened to cause this slam to fail? What happened is that Zia Mahmood was sitting West! Zia is originally from

Pakistan, but is now winning world championships representing the USA. The defense started with two rounds of clubs, declarer ruffing the second. South cashed the king of spades and Zia followed smoothly with the jack! Zia had no particular reason for playing the jack — it was simply a falsecard that couldn’t cost. Declarer saw that, if he drew all the trumps, he would need a 3-3 split in diamonds or a doubleton queen of hearts — both against the odds. South decided to treat Zia’s play as an honest one and he protected himself against a possible 4-2 diamond split. He led a diamond to the queen and a diamond back to his hand, before ruffing a diamond with dummy’s ace of spades. Next came a spade to his eight. Had Zia discarded, declarer would have claimed the balance, but Zia produced the nine to defeat the contract. Declarer’s line was solid, maybe even indicated, but he might have tried cashing the ace and king of hearts before starting on diamonds. The fall of the queen would have saved the day.

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Across 1 “Summer’s joys are ___ by use”: Keats 7 Bugaboos 15 Play with an imaginary friend 16 Leader in a suit? 17 Elvira’s love, in opera 18 Sicilian Italian and others 19 Rub elbows with, say 21 More than staggers 22 Setting for many a political rally 23 Film set schlepper 24 Just 25 Extremely endomorphic 28 Three sheets to the wind 31 Ambassador sent by the Vatican 33 Crow 34 Gallery habitué

WORD GAME January 14 WORD — PANATELLA (PANATELLA: pan-uh-TEL-uh: A long, slender cigar.) Average mark 33 words. Time limit 45 minutes. Can you find 50 or more words in PANATELLA? The list will be published Monday. YESTERDAY’S WORD — VAULTING gaunt lint anil vain giant lung anti valuing gilt luting anvil vang glint tail aunt vault glut tang ulna vaunt gnat ting unit vial guan tuna unlit vina guilt nail until vita nival lain vital gain laving align gait ling alit RULES OF THE GAME: 1. Words must be of four or more letters. 2. Words that acquire four letters by the addition of “s,” such as “bats” or “dies,” are not allowed. 3. Additional words made by adding a “d” or an “s” may not be used. For example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “baking” are admissible. 4. Proper nouns, slang words, or vulgar or sexually explicit words are not allowed.

36 Comedian who voiced the lead in “The Secret Life of Pets” 40 Analogue of Lot’s wife in Greek mythology 42 Sri ___ 43 Runner-up to “Baby Got Back” on VH1’s “40 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the ’90s” 47 “Go ahead, you got me” 48 “And a Voice to Sing With” memoirist 49 “JAG” spinoff 51 AL West team, on scoreboards 52 Masthead listing, for short 53 Certain choke in wrestling 57 Pay off gradually 59 Tour schlepper

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60 Like Robinson Crusoe 61 Justice who wrote the unanimous decision in United States v. Nixon 62 Spies 63 Directs (to)

Down 1 Hall & Oates hit that asks “What went wrong?” 2 It rocks as it rolls 3 Holiday ball 4 The middle Karamazov brother 5 Impart 6 Getting even with 7 Sign of the cross? 8 Election night news 9 “So ___ happened” 10 U.S. city whose name looks like a form of poker 11 Prime minister who helped his country land the 2020 Summer Olympics 12 Crawl on CNBC 13 Automotive pioneer Bugatti 14 Got lippy with 20 Medevac destinations, informally 24 Apportioning 26 Beak

HOROSCOPE • JACQUELINE BIGAR Note: Bigar’s Stars is based on the degree of your sun at birth. The sign name is simply a label astrologers put on a set of degrees for convenience. The stars show the kind of day you’ll have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Diicult.

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M 1 • SATUrDAy • 01.14.2017

If Jan. 14 is your birthday: This year you interact well with others, especially on an individual level. However, you don’t do as well with crowds and groups. Do not ight the inevitable. Virgo makes a fuss over your theories and ideas. ARIES (March 21-April 19) ★★★ Expect to be out among the crowds. Hanging close to home could contribute to a potential case of cabin fever. You have much to do and share. A friend or loved one joins you as you get into the winter spirit. News from a distance marks your mood. Tonight: Head home early. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ★★★★★ Your creativity surges as you face hassles and some “What If” issues. You have a lot of energy to start a long-overdue project. You might surprise yourself by how fast you are able to complete this activity to your satisfaction. Tonight: Enjoy a special person in your life. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ★★★★★ You have the right words and originality to make an impression on others, especially a child or loved one. You don’t need to work on your appeal — you simply need to be yourself. Often you feel as if you need to entertain others. Tonight: The party could end up at your home. CANCER (June 21-July 22) ★★★ You would be wise to review your budget before taking on more commitments. You work hard to achieve what you want in life. Don’t allow a moment of weakness to throw a long-term plan into chaos. Tonight: Visit with a neighbor or relative, as this person has news to share! LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★★ You will bring a lot of excitement to those around you just by being yourself. You seem to send out good vibes that few will be able to resist. Communication excels, and there could be a group of people that you will want to put together. Tonight: Let it all hang out. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★ Make it OK to be sluggish today. Very soon, you will feel much livelier. Use caution with

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your spending, even if you are using the funds to simplify your life. Do not forget that there is always tomorrow! Tonight: Follow your impulses, within reason. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★★ If you could do whatever you want, what would you do? With the exception of a diicult conversation, much that occurs today will be to your liking. Clear the air, and you’ll create much more of what you desire. Tonight: Don’t leave your lucky rabbit’s foot at home. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★★ Lose some selfdiscipline, and do what you want. You deserve that type of indulgence after having been responsible and willing to step up to the plate. Remain mindful of a long-term desire, as the possibility exists to make it so. Tonight: Out till the wee hours. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ★★★★ If you’re hoping for a few free hours, when you can take of and do what you want, now is the time! Don’t invite someone along, unless you really desire some company and this person understands you well. Suddenly, you could change direction. Tonight: Be near good music. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★★ Others turn to you, whether it is for help with making plans or for some advice. You generally deliver in a very gracious manner. Today is no diferent, except that you might impose a time limit on your involvement; you have other ish to fry. Tonight: Screen your calls. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★★ Defer to others, and allow them to have give-andtake in making plans. When you understand more of what they want, you can be more active and receptive. Get together with loved ones and go to a game or some other entertaining event. Tonight: Hopefully out. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★★ You might wonder which direction to go in, or which plans to go along with. Take some time to level out, as you could be more tired than you realize. Better yet, take a nap, and then do something just for you. Your questions will dissolve quickly. Tonight: A late dinner.

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27 Trailer for farm animals? 29 Dissipate, as ardor 30 Island home to the Sleeping Giant mountain 32 Plains tribe 35 ___ Baptist Church, where MLK Sr. and Jr. preached

37 Where you might warm up after a run 38 Supercilious 39 Workers making lots of dough? 41 Tops 43 Building supports 44 Gogol’s Aksenty Poprishchin, per the title 45 San Antoniobased refinery

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Dear Amanda • You are a good friend. Talk to Russ and ask if he would be open to a bit of “coaching” to improve his social life. Tell him you have seen his dating profiles and ofer to help him. If new photos are needed, suggest you go shopping together for a new outfit (or two), so he will

have a “contemporary” look. He may accept some help if you approach the subject with sensitivity. However, in the end, Russ is going to have to find a girl whose values mirror his own. Dear Abby • Our 2-year-old granddaughter is using “dirty words” during her visits with us. We have tried ignoring her, and also popping her on the bottom while saying “no.” Her mother uses this language,. Please help. — Confused in the South Dear Confused • Someone needs to explain to the mother that the “dirty words” her daughter is being taught are normal are sure to create problems for her when she’s old enough for school. However, if that isn’t efective, then it’s up to you to teach your granddaughter that dirty words cannot be used in your home. Reward her when she remembers, remind her when she forgets and institute penalties if it persists. That’s how kids learn.

Dear Abby • My wife and I have been married for 50 years. We were raised in a conservative religion but haven’t attended Sunday services in a long time. I have become more liberal than my wife over the years, and I recently attended a service at a liberal church. I had never before felt so happy to be with likeminded worshippers. My wife had huge issues with it, and the next time I wanted to attend, she got upset. That was a month ago, and I haven’t gone again. I resent my wife’s resistance. This Sunday, I plan to tell her I’ll be “going out” and will be back in a few hours. No doubt she’ll know I’m at church, and I’ll pay the price with her attitude. Does she have a right to tell me I can’t attend? — Moved by the Spirit Dear Moved • No, she does not! She should be happy for you. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, Calif. 90069.

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Dear Abby • My friend “Russ” is a sweet, quiet guy with a goofy side. He’s in his mid-20s, but has never kissed a girl or gone on a date. (He is the kind of person girls regard as a brother.) He has no confidence and doesn’t drink, dance or let loose. His dating profiles are brutally unappealing. I want to help Russ find someone before it’s too late. I hate seeing him lonely. He needs someone to give him a chance and help him learn to be more confident. I know it’s wrong to try to change someone, but I feel if he doesn’t get some help, no one will ever give him the time of day. He needs a sense of adventure and, frankly, a change of wardrobe. — Amanda in Wyoming

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Dear Miss Manners • Is it rude to ask someone the significance of their tattoo(s)? Gentle reader • Only for ones you cannot see. Dear Miss Manners • I invited five moms from my mothers group (casual friends) to my beautiful vacation condo. Before we left, there was the expectation that the guests would pay a cleaning fee to be divided among the five. I was surprised that nobody ofered to pay for my very inexpensive dinner the first night. But I smiled and still had fun. The next day, one guest stated that she did not understand why the cleaning fee cost so much (it is high, but within industry standards). She said that she would rather clean on her own. I told her that the place was perfect when she arrived and I deserved perfection when they

left. I pointed out that every surface was gleaming and asked her if she was willing to work hard to get it back to that level. She dropped the subject, but the next day began her complaint process in front of the entire group. One friend in private also tried to talk about the fee, and I politely told her that, yes, it seemed expensive, but that this was the price and I did not think it was fair that their “free” stay, which costs me money in heating, water, etc., should mean that I am left with a dirty vacation home. Please know that I had a great time, but felt taken for granted. Gentle reader • As, Miss Manners feels sure, do they. You invited your friends to your condo with the expectation that they would pay the cleaning fee. Did they know what that fee would be? Is it reasonable to assume that they did not.

And then for the privilege of paying that, you expected them to pay for your dinner? And if you went to a restaurant, how much of a mess could they have made? So how was this vacation free for them? Heating and water costs might be high, but seem to be the least you could provide. But despite minimal generosity on your part, Miss Manners finds herself faulting your friends. They probably assumed that a cleaning fee would be nominal and agreed without asking what it was. Had the particulars of this been made clear, Miss Manners feels certain that they would have graciously bowed out. Send questions to Miss Manners, aka Judith Martin, on her website, missmanners.com; to her email, dearmissmanners@gmail.com; or through postal mail to Miss Manners, Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut Street, Kansas City, Mo. 64106. Miss Manners’ son, Nicholas Ivor Martin, and her daughter, Jacobina Martin, contribute to this column.

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FUNKY WINKERBEAN • By Tom Batiuk Hi, Carolyn • A year ago, my boyfriend moved across the country for a job and a needed change of scenery. While he made that decision unilaterally, we agreed that we’d do long-distance until I could join him, if things continued to work. Well, the time is nowish, and I just get so upset thinking of leaving my supportive community and job I love, even if it’s temporary — the plan is to move back. So I say, “OK, maybe I shouldn’t.” But then I think of losing my relationship with my boyfriend, and I can’t fathom that either. I’ve been going around in circles like this for months, making and remaking the decision to move, trying to come up with outside-thebox solutions. The anguish of spinning gears could power a small city. Any diferent angles you could provide? — Paralyzed by Indecision

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