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Democratic memo’s release is blocked by Trump BY CHAD DAY AND MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press

WASHINGTON • Citing national security concerns, the White House formally notified the House intelligence committee on Friday that President Donald Trump was “unable” to declassify a memo drafted by Democrats that counters GOP allegations about abuse of government surveillance powers in the FBI’s Russia investigation. White House counsel Don McGahn said in a letter to the committee that the memo contained “numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages” and asked the intelligence panel to revise the memo with the help of the Justice Department. He said Trump was still “inclined” to release the memo in the interest of transparency if revisions were made. The president’s objection to releasing the Democratic memo is in contrast to his enthusiastic embrace of releasSee MEMO • Page A8

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WASHINGTON • Congress achieved an ambitious twoyear budget agreement Friday, but in doing so, reignited ideological factions on deficit spending and immigration that are likely to flare as lawmakers turn to these issues next, ahead of a daunting midterm election season. The rare bipartisan agree-

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He was here to see new granddaughter aldson, 17, was sentenced to a life term, or 30 years in prison, by Circuit Judge MiST. LOUIS • Nine days chael Mullen for his separated the birth role in the carjacking of Amanda Spalter’s and murder of Kendaughter and the mur- Donaldson neth Spalter, 72, on der of Spalter’s father. “People often say, ‘Oh, Feb. 10 of last year in the city’s your dad died, but at least you Tower Grove South neighhave this little baby to bring borhood. Donaldson, who you joy,’” Spalter, 38, told a St. was 16 at the time of the killLouis judge Sept. 29 during a ing, pleaded guilty in August court hearing. “But the prob- to second-degree murder, lem with that right now is that robbery, armed criminal acit’s been really hard to fully tion and other counts. Donexperience joy in my baby, be- aldson lived in the 1700 block cause every little milestone is of Prima Vera Terrace in the a reminder of his murder and Spanish Lake area. The killing shook the the fact that she’ll never know her grandfather.” On Friday, Richard Don- See CARJACKER • Page A4 BY JOEL CURRIER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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ment dispatched $300 billion in new spending over this year and next for military and nondefense programs, plus $90 billion in disaster aid. It also ended a nearly nine-hour government shutdown that began when lawmakers failed to meet the midnight deadline, blocked by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., despite a grueling all-night session. See BUDGET • Page A5

Sizable railroad facility coming to Jerseyville BY JACOB BARKER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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the city of roughly 8,000 people 20 miles north of Alton, according to the Jerseyville Economic Development Council. Specifics won’t be released until next month, but the Council indicated that the investment on the edge See RAILROAD • Page A4

Ex-fitness executive gets 20 years in kidnapping Case was tangle of drugs, theft, violence Noble said Beckman was a functioning alcoholic and drug addict who was using ST. LOUIS • A former cocaine, marijuana fitness company exand pain pills at the ecutive was sentenced time and had undiagFriday to 20 years in Beckman nosed attention deficit prison for the kidnapping and brutal beating of a disorder and anxiety disorder. Noble also suggested that man who stole drugs and cash the marijuana sales may have from him. The six-hour sentenc- helped Beckman maintain ing hearing in U.S. District his lifestyle when the tanning Court in St. Louis featured business hit a “dip.” The longtime defense attestimony that former BAM Brands president and CEO torney called it the “strangest Todd Beckman claimed an as- case I’ve ever been involved sociation with the Hell’s An- in.” After Beckman’s associates gels and made a vague reference during the kidnapping to beat and kidnapped the man similar conduct in the 1980s. Beckman attorney Travis See KIDNAP • Page A4

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Measure would increase transparency on airport talks Public updates would be made every 60 days on privatization effort By CELEStE BOtt St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Lyda Krewson’s administration and the team advising the city whether to privatize St. Louis Lambert International Airport would be required to provide updates every 60 days at public hearings under a resolution before the Board of Aldermen. Introduced at Friday’s meeting, sponsoring Alderman Marlene Davis said she hoped regular testimony from the officials who have been involved in the largely behind-the-scenes process would quell public apprehension over the effort. “For those of you who have had a lot of concern about this process, I’ve had the same level of concern, and probably a little bit of anger as well, as to how it started out. But we have the opportunity to correct it,” said Davis, who represents the 19th Ward. While the city was initially given the green light last spring to explore privatizing its airport, a process initiated by former Mayor Francis Slay, the process is still in its infancy. Officials only just selected a consulting team in recent weeks, and those contracts still need approval from the Board of Estimate and Appor-

tionment, the city’s top fiscal body. But it was the selection of a nonprofit associated with Rex Sinquefield, one of Missouri’s most prolific political donors, to that advisory team that has rankled aldermen. Sinquefield initiated the city’s application to the Federal Aviation Administration, and is now paying the advisers, which 18 aldermen deemed “quid pro quo politics” in a letter sent to Krewson, Comptroller Darlene Green and Aldermanic President Lewis Reed. Krewson says she understands the concerns but also notes that she’s heard from multiple aldermen — even some who signed the letter — who are open to exploring the idea. Supporters of the play say it could improve the airport, bring in much-needed money under a lease agreement and improve the city’s credit rating. There’s no guarantee it will happen, but it’s irresponsible not to explore whether it’s a worthy idea, Krewson says. “What we want our airport to be is an asset to our economic development efforts. It’s not right now. The only reason to do this, for me, for Lyda Krewson, is to get a better airport,” the mayor said. Davis says she hopes having a scheduled reporting system will clear up misinformation about what privatizing Lambert would mean. In addition to the required testimony before the board’s transportation committee and the Airport Commission, the resolution would require the consulting team to create a “transparency portal” in which the public could access an explanation of the

process and when possible, access to documents, contracts, reports, meeting minutes and other materials. “There is no reason to send fear and anxiety out to our community. It is unfair to our constituency, so we need to clear that up as well. There is no contract yet,” she said. But some aldermen remain skeptical of leasing one of the city’s biggest assets. Some noted the airport already brings millions into the city coffers every year. Others wondered what would happen to airport workers, though the FAA does prohibit lease agreements from affecting existing union contracts. “I’m willing to listen. But I have a lot of concerns out there,” said Alderman Larry Arnowitz, 12th Ward. “Where are jobs going to be? Where’s your pension going to be if you privatize?” Alderman Megan Green, 15th Ward, said she felt the city wasn’t considering all of its options at this stage. “We’re not studying what the city could do to optimize the airport. We’re only looking at it through the lens of privatization,” she said Friday. Officials say the privatization effort will likely be dead if Krewson, Reed and Green can’t agree to approve the advisers’ contracts at a meeting of the Board and Estimate and Apportionment. “We don’t even know if there will be a process, because we don’t know if there’s two votes at E&A yet,” Davis said. Celeste Bott • 314-340-8119 @celestebott on Twitter cbott@post-dispatch.com

Woman gets time served for lying to police She gave police wrong driver in fatal hit-and-run involving pedestrian By JOEL CurrIEr St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. LOuIS • A woman from St. Louis who covered for the driver of a speeding Mercedes in a deadly hit-and-run crash near Busch Stadium in 2015 has been sentenced to time already served in jail. Trena Williams, 19, pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor count of making a false report for telling police a girl, 15, had been driving the car when it was actually a male teen named Dontae Jackson. Williams later admitted she had lied to police at Jackson’s request. Circuit Judge Timothy Boyer sentenced Williams to 58 days already served at the city’s medium security jail on Hall Street. Records show no other criminal history for Williams in Missouri. Her public defender declined to comment. Jackson, now 20, drove the Mercedes that struck and killed pedestrian Ashish “Bapi” Gupta, 50, on June 28, 2015, on South Broadway. Jackson was sentenced in 2016 to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary man-

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slaughter, leaving a crash scene and making a false report. Police had released surveillance video of the moments before Gupta was hit. Police said Jackson had taken the Mercedes that night from his aunt. After the crash, police initially arrested the 15-year-old who Williams had claimed was driving. They later released the teen. Jackson and Williams were charged in July 2015. Jackson lived in the 5900 block of Lotus Avenue. Williams lived in the 700 block of Biddle Street. Gupta was a Washington University graduate and had worked as a computer science instructor in the math department, according to an online obituary for him. He also was a computer consultant at the Sporting News before working as

a delivery driver for several St. Louis restaurants. His death and that of a woman killed in a hit-and-run a few years before led to calls by family and friends for improved safety along South Broadway. Gupta was hit after leaving the Broadway Oyster Bar. That’s near where Amber Wood, 23, was struck and killed by a hitand-run driver in April 2012. No one was ever charged in that hit-and-run, but a man from St. Louis, Eric F. Peterson, was charged with trying to destroy evidence in the case after the vehicle that police suspect struck Wood was found at a scrap yard near Madison. Online court records say Peterson pleaded guilty in October and was sentenced to one year of probation and a $1,600 fine. Records say he still owes $600. Wood was a Granite City High School graduate, attended Arkansas State University and was a server at EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery in Chesterfield. Joel Currier • 314-340-8256 @joelcurrier on Twitter jcurrier@post-dispatch.com

LAW & ORDER CLAYTON > Man gets 25 years in killing • The last of four defendants to be sentenced in the 2016 murder of a woman in Hazelwood received a 25-year prison term Friday. Tony T. Bailey, 23, of an unincorporated area of St. Louis County near Florissant, pleaded guilty in September to a reduced charge of second-degree murder and nine other counts for his role in the Feb. 21, 2016, fatal shooting of Emma Wallace, a mother of two boys, who worked as a hairdresser at funeral homes. Bailey was sentenced by St. Louis County Circuit Judge David L.

Vincent III. Bailey testified in October against two of three other men charged in Wallace’s death. Last month, John H. Stith, 22, of Jennings, received a 28-year term from Vincent Bailey after pleading guilty. Two others — Jerrod Corley, 26, of Riverview, and Leroy Coleman, 22, of Beverly Hills — were sentenced in December to terms of life in prison without parole for first-degree murder after being found guilty by a jury in October.

Wallace was riding in a Jeep with three other people, all of whom were wounded. She was an unintended victim of a feud between Coleman and one of the men in the Jeep over the death of Coleman’s cousin, authorities have said. Prosecutors alleged the four men, in a Mercedes-Benz taken in a carjacking, followed the Jeep from Jay’s Classic Bar & Grill in Hazelwood. Three gunmen inside the Mercedes fired at least nine shots into the Jeep.

Rat video prompts Youtube to pull ads from Paul’s channel YouTube has temporarily suspended all ads from video star Logan Paul’s channels after what it calls a pattern of behavior unsuitable for advertisers. In an emailed statement, YouTube said that the videos on Paul’s channels were also “broadly damaging to the broader creator community.” Last month, Paul, 22, posted video of himself near Mount Fuji in Japan by what appeared to be a body hanging from a tree. YouTube suspended Paul at the time for violating its policies. Paul has since posted a video of himself using a Taser on dead rats. That video is still up, with an age restriction. An email sent to Paul’s company for comment was not immediately answered Friday. Guess will investigate misconduct claims • Guess Inc. says the board formed on Wednesday a special committee comprising two independent directors to oversee an ongoing investigation into allegations of improper conduct by its co-founder Paul Marciano. The announcement Friday came about a week after celebrity and actress Kate Upton accused Marciano of sexual misconduct on social media. Upton added the hashtag #metoo, thrusting her into the movement that has spread virally after public reports of sexual harassment allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Guess says that Marciano “adamantly denies” the allegations. Father’s illness forces Danish prince to leave Olympics • Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik left the Winter Olympics in South Korea on Friday to rush home because the condition of his father — the Frenchborn husband of Queen Margrethe — has “seriously worsened.” Prince Henrik, 83, was hospitalized Jan. 28 for a lung infection with doctors saying they had found a benign tumor in his left lung. Family members visited him Friday at a hospital in central Copenhagen. Crown Prince Frederik is an International Olympic Committee member.

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The Grand Parade is the largest Mardi Gras celebration in the Midwest, and this year’s theme honors the centennial of the Muny in Forest Park. Enjoy the street party and live music in Soulard after the parade, but plan before you go. Organizers recommend arriving early or using public transportation. Dress for the weather, don’t bring coolers, bottles, cans or backpacks, and don’t even think about drinking if you’re underage. Metro will offer shuttles from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday between Civic Center Station (near 14th and Spruce streets) and Soulard (10th Street between Carroll and Marion). Round-trip passes are $6 and can be bought only at the station. For more information, visit metrostlouis.org or call 314-231-2345 or 618-2712345. Outdoor liquor sales end at 7 p.m. Saturday. Soulard’s bars and restaurants can sell until 11:30 p.m. When 11 a.m. Saturday • Where Parade steps off on Seventh Street south of Busch Stadium, travels east on Chouteau Avenue, then south on Broadway to the Anheuser-Busch Brewery at Sidney Street • How much Free • More info stlmardigras.org

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Police officers guard the scene Wednesday outside of Show-Me’s Sports Bar & Grill in Florissant after two people were shot inside the establishment. BY KIM BELL AND ERIN HEFFERNAN St. Louis Post-dispatch

FLORISSANT • A bar patron suspected of fatally shooting another customer at ShowMe’s Sports Bar & Grill — reportedly after an argument about a dog — has been released from custody while prosecutors decide whether to file charges. Police confirmed on Friday morning that the suspected gunman, a 54-year-old man from Bellefontaine Neighbors, was booked Wednesday on suspicion of second-degree murder at the bar. However, he has since been released from police custody. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said in a news conference Friday that he is still weighing evidence in the case against Missouri law. Stand-your-ground and self-defense laws complicate the case, McCulloch said. Investigators are reviewing about 20 witness interviews and four hours of surveillance video from different angles in the bar before making a decision, the prosecuting attorney said. He said the shooter “may end up charged at some point and he may not.” While potential charges are under review, McCulloch told reporters he did not believe the shooter posed a significant threat. “We try to make a threat as-

Suspected gang leader charged in carjacking BY JOEL CURRIER St. Louis Post-dispatch

ST. CHARLES COUNTY • A Spanish Lake-area man police say leads a gang linked to drugs and violence in the St. Louis region has been charged in an armed carjacking last month in St. Charles County of a good Samaritan who had stopped to help at a crash scene. Maurice H. Lee, 29, of the 1300 block of Lee Redman Boulevard, was charged Tuesday in St. Charles County with first-degree robbery, motor vehicle tampering, leaving the scene of a crash and drug possession. Court documents say Lee and another unknown person ran a red light in a stolen Toyota Avalon near Highway 367 and Highway 94 shortly before noon Jan. 23 when they hit a Chrysler 300 driven by a woman with her child inside. The crash totaled the Chrysler and injured the woman. Witnesses told police that Lee got out of the Avalon’s driver seat and told a man, “I’ll give you $2,000 if you get me the (expletive) out of here.” After the witness refused, Lee told him he intended to take his car. He then approached the driver of a nearby 2016 Dodge Ram pickup and offered that driver $1,000 “to get us out of here.” When the pickup driver also refused, Lee got in and told his accomplice, who had his hand over a pouch, to shoot the driver. Lee told the pickup driver several times to get out of the truck; the driver did, and es-

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caped uninjured, court documents said. At the time of the incident, police said the drivers confronted by Lee had stopped to offer help at the crash scene. Lee drove the pickup with his accomplice on Highway 367 toward St. Louis County. A bystander snapped a photo of Lee driving the fleeing pickup, and turned the images over to police. Police searched the stolen Avalon at the crash scene and found 46 pills, pistol ammunition drums, holsters and two open Minute Maid juice containers. Police broadcast a description of Lee and the pickup, and a St. Ann detective who also works with the Drug Enforcement Administration told investigators he could identify Lee because of Lee’s involvement with the “Early Gang.” The detective said “his agency has been conducting an ongoing investigation” into the gang’s drug dealing and violence in the St. Louis region. DNA analysis on the Minute Maid containers were a match to Lee, charges said. Tests showed the pills to be fentanyl, a prescription painkiller that has been blamed in many recent overdose deaths. Court records say Lee is known to law enforcement as the head of the Early Gang, whose members have been seen on social media displaying cash, weapons and drugs. Bail for Lee was set at $250,000 cash-only. Joel Currier • 314-621-5804 @joelcurrier on Twitter jcurrier@post-dispatch.com

sessment, but I don’t see this as a situation in which anyone has a whole lot to fear,” McCulloch said. “Never say never, of course, but I don’t anticipate that this individual will be an issue.” Carl Leavy, who witnessed the shooting, said, however, that he fears for his safety with the suspect released without charges that would keep him from carrying a firearm. “I don’t see how a guy like that can get out,” Leavy said. “I’m absolutely fearing for my life and for everyone else that saw it happen.” The charging decision should be made by the end of next week, McCulloch said. Florissant Police Officer Steve Michael said the shooter was released from the holding cell at the Florissant police station Thursday afternoon because he can’t be held longer than 24 hours without charges. The Post-Dispatch is not identifying the suspect because he is not charged with a crime. The Post-Dispatch was unable to reach the man by phone Friday. As investigators try to sort out witness accounts and review video, one key is to determine if the man who died was an aggressor. One witness who was standing behind the suspect said the man who died threw a punch, and they fell into bar stools to continue their fight before shots rang out. Killed in the attack was Scott Beary, 43, of Winchester. Beary was a husband, father and vol-

unteer baseball coach and had recently spent months in Texas and Florida to help with hurricane reconstruction, according to family members. Beary was shot about 4 p.m. Wednesday inside Show-Me’s bar at North New Florissant Road near U.S. Highway 67. Don Beary said his brother had stopped by the bar with a friend after he got off work at CSM Construction, an emergency restoration company. The argument that eventually led to his death started over the weight of a German shepherd, one witness told the Post-Dispatch. The gunman’s friend told bar patrons that his dog was 290 pounds. Beary told the man he didn’t believe it, said Carl Leavy, who saw the shooting. “I know, it sounds ridiculous,” Leavy, 46, said. Leavy said he didn’t know the men involved but overheard much of their conversation as he sat a few feet from them at a horseshoe-shaped bar. While at first the disagreement didn’t seem heated, one of the men later disparagingly commented on Beary’s weight, prompting the deadly encounter, Leavy said. Scott Beary is survived by three children, ages 16, 15 and 13. Shortly before his death, his wife gave birth to a premature daughter, Jocelyn, who died just five days before her father was killed. Kim Bell • 314-340-8115 @kbellpd on Twitter kbell@post-dispatch.com

Bar owner fatally shot teen, attacked mother, police say BY KIM BELL St. Louis Post-dispatch

ST. LOUIS • A bar owner is

charged with killing a teenager in a shootout, then punching and kicking the teen’s mother who also got shot outside the bar. Larry D. Jackson Jr., 37, of the 2800 block of Samuel Shepard Drive, was charged Thursday with s e c o n d - d e g re e murder and second-degree assault. His bail was set at $250,000. Jackson is ac- Jackson cused of fatally shooting Antavion T. Wilson, 18, on Feb. 2 outside The Other Place Lounge, at 5084 Martin Luther King Drive, near Sherman Park. Court records identify Jackson as owner of the club. Wilson’s mother, Detra Green, was also shot but survived. Police say Green, 36, was shot in the chest as she got in the crossfire between Jackson and her son. Police say video shows Jackson hitting the woman and kicking or stomping on her when she fell down. Police were called to the bar about 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 2. They found Wilson on the sidewalk near his car, suffering from a gunshot to the chest. He died at a hospital. Wilson had lived in the 4200 block of Cook Avenue. Green was injured as well. Jackson was gone. Investigators say video surveillance shows it all began when Jackson kicked Green out of his bar that night. Police didn’t say why Jackson wanted her to leave. But after Jackson physically removed her from the bar, they got into a heated discussion outside, police say. Wilson ran past Jackson and his mother, and Wilson and Jackson exchanged shots, police say.

Green was between the two gunmen. She ran into the bar, and Jackson kept shooting at Wilson, police say. Once the shooting stopped, Green came back outside. Police say the video shows Jackson “punch her violently in the head, causing her to fall to the sidewalk, and shows him kick her at least twice as she is lying immobile on the sidewalk.” Five days after the shooting, Jackson surrendered to police and gave his account of what happened, court records say. He told police he had fired the shots in self-defense. Jackson told police he was outside the bar after having kicked Green out. He was arguing with her and saw Wilson, whom he didn’t know, approaching him from a distance. “From the mannerisms of Antavion Wilson, he believed Wilson was armed and that there was going to be trouble,” police said in court documents. “He claims that he did not see a gun until he heard gunfire, and he and Wilson exchanged gunfire.” In addition to the murder and assault charges, Jackson is charged with two counts of armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and tampering with physical evidence. Police say he hid the murder weapon. Jackson has convictions for drug crimes, according to court records, and it was unlawful for him as a felon to have a gun. He admitted to police that he had disposed of the gun, police say. “He admitted punching and kicking Detra Green but justified it because he was angry at her because he felt she had just set him up to be killed or seriously injured,” St.Louis homicide detective Thomas Walsh wrote in court papers. Joel Currier of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report.

Auditor Nicole Galloway rebuffed on Friday a GOP-connected group that accused her of violating open records laws, saying a recent court ruling and report from the Missouri attorney general’s office had vindicated her. The Missouri Alliance for Freedom and Galloway, a Democrat, have been locked in a tussle over office documents since May, when the alliance submitted the first in a series of open records requests. Since then, the auditor’s office has spent at least 419 hours of staff time to peruse tens of thousands of records, according to a Feb. 1 report from Attorney General Josh Hawley’s office. Galloway’s office said Friday that it had so far turned over 45,000 pages of documents free of charge to the alliance. At issue is what the office has not turned over. The alliance says that includes all Galloway’s text messages and reams of records. Galloway said some text messages were considered “transitory” and were not retained. Others are either closed records or are not memorialized in text message form. Texts recorded in an alternative format could have been turned over to the group, her office has said. The alliance sued Galloway last year over the records saga. In December, the group filed a complaint with Hawley, who then launched an inquiry. Hawley, a Republican, noted no wrongdoing by Galloway’s office. In the related lawsuit, Cole County Circuit Judge Jon E. Beetem ruled Wednesday that the alliance should revise its lawsuit within 30 days. The Alliance for Freedom dinged Galloway again on Friday. “Auditor Galloway has withheld tens of thousands of documents and every single one of her text messages from the public,” said Ben Hurst, an attorney representing the alliance. “MAF expects that the court will ultimately grant it relief.” The Kansas City-based Graves Garrett law firm is representing the alliance. Todd Graves, chairman of the Missouri GOP, leads the firm. The alliance also sued Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, last year over a records dispute. Beetem dismissed that lawsuit last month. Schaaf is a frequent critic of Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican. Galloway is the only Democratic statewide officeholder in Jefferson City and is poised to face voters this fall. “We believe that this is a frivolous lawsuit by a dark money group attempting to access confidential work papers that this office relies on to expose fraud, waste and corruption,” a statement from Galloway’s office said. The alliance, in its complaint to Hawley, said Galloway’s team violated the law by declining to send the group a detailed log explaining why the office barred access to any records. The group also said Galloway and her team improperly withheld or destroyed text messages. The alliance asked Hawley to find out whether Galloway’s office uses a cellphone app called Confide on state-issued phones, an app that deletes text messages after they have been read. They do not, Hawley concluded. The report also says the concerns raised by the alliance have no merit. The alliance asked Galloway to create a so-called “Vaughn” index cataloging which document was withheld, which statute precludes its release, and why disclosure would damage the government’s interests. While this could be required under federal law, Missouri law does not require agencies to disclose such information. “The statutory text merely requires the public governmental body, ‘upon request,’ to cite ‘the specific provision of law’ that justifies closing the public records at issue,” the report says. On the second point, Hawley’s office found Galloway’s team did not violate open records laws by deleting certain text messages Galloway deemed “transitory.” The conflict between the alliance and Galloway comes as Greitens is engaged in an openrecords conflict of his own. Hawley is conducting a similar probe into whether Greitens’ office broke records-retention laws by installing the Confide app on cell phones.


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Man was visiting St. Louis to see new granddaughter CARJACKER • FROM A1

Tower Grove South neighborhood, leading one resident to lament that “St. Louis is a city full of murders.” Neighbors rallied around the family, collecting meals for them and holding candlelight vigils calling for peace. Amanda Spalter, of the Tower Grove South neighborhood, and her mother, Susan Spalter, of Pound Ridge, N.Y., spoke about the killing during a court hearing in September. They did not attend Friday’s sentencing. Kenneth Spalter and his wife of 47 years were visiting St. Louis last February for the birth of their first grandchild when they stepped out of their son-in-law’s car shortly before 10 p.m. in the 3800 block of Juniata Street. Two gunmen approached and demanded the keys. Kenneth Spalter relied on his three decades of experience as a school psychologist and tried to “talk them out of doing something stupid,” Susan Spalter said, according to a transcript of the September hearing. “He tried to talk to these people the way he would talk to his students and the people that he taught,” she said. “It didn’t work this time. It’s always worked in the past.” Susan Spalter, 72, gave up the car keys while another unidentified robber got into the driver’s seat. Another car pulled up and blocked in the Spalters’ car. Donaldson grabbed her laptop bag while the other robber grabbed her husband’s backpack, which contained an iPad and other items. “He tried to tell them to walk away and that they had the rest of their life to live,” Susan Spalter said. “I was there with him. They didn’t listen to him. Instead they killed him.” The other robber fatally shot Spalter when he tried to pull back his backpack, police have said. A car pulled up and stopped, allowing Donaldson and the other robber to get in before driving off. “He turned around to me,” Susan Spalter told Circuit Judge Michael Mullen. “He had blood gushing out of his neck. ... He died in my arms.” She called 911. People rushed from their homes. Neighbors started CPR until paramedics arrived. Now, his daughter is left with a

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A candlelight vigil was held last February at Juniata Street and Gustine Avenue for Kenneth Spalter, who was fatally shot on Juniata during a carjacking. Almost 100 people met and then marched up and down Juniata past the spot where the murder took place. mix of joy for her child and grief over her father’s death. She said in court that her parents were planning to move to St. Louis to be closer to their granddaughter when her father was killed. “Right now, the memories I have of my dad, these wonderful memories, are filled with sadness,” Amanda Spalter said. “And the memories we’re making now are missing him, an amazing father and grandfather and husband.” She said she moved to St. Louis shortly before her father was murdered and had found it “almost impossible to settle in and put down roots, and I am fearful for my family’s safety.” Donaldson’s crime spree began about 6:25 p.m. that day when he carjacked a man at gunpoint of his 2009 Hyundai Sonata in the 3200 block of Samuel Shepard Drive, Assistant Circuit Attorney Morley Swingle told the court. Donaldson wasn’t arrested

until two days later, when police spotted him driving the Hyundai near Vandeventer Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive and tried to stop him, but he sped away at 90 mph until he crashed. Officers arrested Donaldson and found him with a loaded 9 mm pistol reported stolen from a car in June 2016. “I don’t know the defendant, and I understand that there are likely many personal circumstances and systems contributing to his actions,” Amanda Spalter said. “But I do know my own dad and my own family and that the impact of his death will be felt every single day.” Barb Gilchrist, a past president of the Tower Grove Heights neighborhood association, spoke in court Friday, saying the killing spread fear among residents in the neighborhood. “We never wanted to be the neighborhood where a grandfather came to visit his newborn

grandchild and he is killed,” Gilchrist said. “That has been thrust upon us. ... When one becomes more cautious, you also become less welcoming.” After the killing, Spalter’s wife and the earlier carjacking victim each identified Donaldson from photo spreads. Donaldson has never revealed the identity of the shooter. His attorney Terence Niehoff said that Donaldson would have offered Swingle information about the shooter Friday in exchange for another delay in sentencing but that they could not reach a deal. Niehoff said he thought Mullen’s sentence was too harsh given Donaldson’s age and lack of criminal history. Niehoff asked for 15 to 20 years. Swingle disagreed, saying in court that “even a young rattlesnake is deadly.” Swingle said he would prosecute the shooter “next week” if Donaldson would identify him. “Of course I would

be interested in prosecuting the shooter,” Swingle said. Swingle also said Donaldson lacked remorse, noting an interview with a probation officer who asked him if he was sorry. Donaldson’s response, Swingle said, was, “Sorry? All I did was speed.” Mullen said he could not remember a more powerful victim impact statement than Susan Spalter’s over his decades-long law career, noting Spalter’s hope that Donaldson might do something good with his life. Susan Spalter said in court that she and her daughter “hope this defendant will turn his life around and do something meaningful with his life so that Ken didn’t die in vain.” Joel Currier • 314-621-5804 @joelcurrier on Twitter jcurrier@post-dispatch.com

Ex-fitness company exec gets 20 years in kidnapping KIDNAP • FROM A1

from his home in Maplewood, Beckman shaved the man’s signature locks, all 26 inches of them. He said he was going to send the hair to his source of marijuana as proof that he’d caught the thief. Beckman then beat and kicked him, pistol-whipped him and shocked him with a Taser in between threatening his life, the victim and two of Beckman’s codefendants testified. Beckman was seeking $15,000 and 24 pounds of marijuana that the victim, Ellis Athanas III, had stolen from a drug dealer working for Beckman. Beckman received 50 to 80 pounds of pot a month at his office loading dock, and would then give it to co-defendant Blake Laubinger to sell, Laubinger said. Laubinger would split the profit with Beckman, he said. When Athanas learned a shipment had come in, he broke into Laubinger’s home in Pacific and stole the pot and a safe with cash inside. Laubinger immediately suspected Athanas, because the pair had robbed other drug dealers. Laubinger said the initial plan was to make a “citizen’s arrest.” He’d reported the burglary to Pacific police, without telling them about the contraband. Laubinger and his brother Caleb Laub-

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Todd Beckman arrives in 2010 for a massage at his Massage Luxe store in Kirkwood. inger had been hunting Athanas for weeks before breaking into his home on Nov. 21, 2016, and lying in wait. The brothers beat and choked Athanas until he was unconscious, then called Beckman, who decided to try to recover the stolen items rather than turning him into police, Blake Laubinger said. Athanas was taken to Blake Laubinger’s home in Pacific and tied up in the basement.

The subsequent attack was so chaotic that Blake Laubinger’s French Bulldog, who knew Athanas, bit Beckman in the face, witnesses said. Blake Laubinger said Beckman repeatedly jabbed the gun into Athanas’ head, screaming, “Bang, bang, bang.” He also racked the slide of the semi-automatic handgun, sending unfired bullets flying. Athanas said Beckman dryfired the gun as it was pressed to

his head. The zip ties were so tight that Athanas’ hands turned purple, and he said he had suffered permanent nerve damage. The next day, Beckman returned to the basement and threatened to shrink-wrap Athanas with a heat gun and send him to California. The kidnappers eventually took Athanas to a shipping container on a vacant hilltop property Beckman owned in Fenton, where they zip-tied him to cables. His only light came from a hole in the container ceiling. Beckman told Athanas he was taking him there to die, Athanas said. “It was the scariest thing that ever happened to me in my life,” he said in court, voice breaking. He was also beaten on the bruises and injuries that he’d suffered over the previous two days. He called it “the worst pain I ever felt.” The next day Athanas was taken to the Gravois Bluffs Shopping Center in a TanCo van and released after his parents paid a ransom. Beckman had also hatched an unsuccessful attempt to get Athanas to sign a power of attorney so Beckman could take his BMW and Mercedes. Athanas initially refused to tell the police what happened but did so after being guaranteed immunity for his own crimes, accord-

ing to court testimony. As part of Beckman’s guilty plea to a kidnapping conspiracy charge, Assistant U.S. Attorney John Davis agreed to ask U.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig for 20 years in prison. Noble asked for 13 years, citing among other things Beckman’s mental health conditions, his drug use and his accomplishments. Beckman apologized, fighting tears, and said, “It shouldn’t have happened.” Beckman founded BAM Brands, which owns TanCo, Xist Fitness, Massage Luxe and “age management company” LifeXist, but turned over day-to-day control in April 2016. He and his co-defendants face a civil suit filed last month by Athanas and his parents, who had to listen by phone as their son was beaten and threatened, the lawsuit says. Athanas has been named in court and on the lawsuit; his attorneys did not object to the use of his name. Beckman’s co-defendants, Caleb Laubinger, Blake Laubinger, Kerry Roades and Zachary Smith, await sentencing after pleading guilty. Robert Patrick • 314-621-5154 @rxpatrick on Twitter RPatrick@post-dispatch.com

Facility could bring 1,000 jobs, $500 million investment RAILROAD • FROM A1

of the St. Louis metro area “will have a major impact on the entire Midwest economy and the country’s logistics and commerce industries.” For several years, Jerseyville Mayor William Russell has been in talks with the Kansas City Southern Railroad about locating a logistics center for offloading cargo to semi-trucks along the rail line through the city. He told the Post-Dispatch Friday that the development would

also include light manufacturing and a larger logistics center. “It is by no means just unloading box cars,” Russell said. Kansas City Southern is one of the country’s major railroads. One of its Class I rail lines crosses the Mississippi River at Louisiana, Mo., and runs between Springfield and East St. Louis in Illinois. The St. Louis region’s economic development officials have targeted logistics and shipping as one of the area’s major employment and investment

opportunities, launching the St. Louis Regional Freightway in 2016 to promote transportation infrastructure and the shipping and logistics industry. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, plan to attend the March 2 announcement. Representatives from Kansas City Southern Railroad and Atlanta-based real estate investment firm Stonemont Financial Group are also expected to attend, according to the Jerseyville Economic Development Council.

The Alton Telegraph reported in late 2016, when discussions were still underway, that the truck-loading facility could help the railroad reach Chicago customers while avoiding that city’s rail congestion. Russell said Kansas City Southern “has been on board with us from the beginning” but it had taken time to find the right financial partner. Going forward, he said there was a possibility for 1,000 more jobs in ensuing years as other logistics and transportation com-

panies locate or expand nearby the new logistics park. But the initial investment will be significant for the St. Louis region, he said. “These are international corporations they are in discussions with,” he said. “This is huge.” Kansas City Southern confirmed the information in the Jerseyville Economic Development Council announcement but declined to comment further. Jacob Barker • 314-340-8291 @jacobbarker on Twitter jbarker@post-dispatch.com


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Man was visiting to see new granddaughter

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CARJACKER • FROM A1

Tower Grove South neighborhood, leading one resident to lament that “St. Louis is a city full of murders.” Neighbors rallied around the family, collecting meals for them and holding candlelight vigils calling for peace. Amanda Spalter, of the Tower Grove South neighborhood, and her mother, Susan Spalter, of Pound Ridge, N.Y., spoke about the killing during a court hearing in September. They did not attend Friday’s sentencing. Kenneth Spalter and his wife of 47 years were visiting St. Louis last February for the birth of their first grandchild when they stepped out of their son-in-law’s car shortly before 10 p.m. in the 3800 block of Juniata Street. Two gunmen approached and demanded the keys. Kenneth Spalter relied on his three decades of experience as a school psychologist and tried to “talk them out of doing something stupid,” Susan Spalter said, according to a transcript of the September hearing. “He tried to talk to these people the way he would talk to his students and the people that he taught,” she said. “It didn’t work this time. It’s always worked in the past.” Susan Spalter, 72, gave up the car keys while another unidentified robber got into the driver’s seat. Another car pulled up and blocked in the Spalters’ car. Donaldson grabbed her laptop bag while the other robber grabbed her husband’s backpack, which contained an iPad and other items. “He tried to tell them to walk away and that they had the rest of their life to live,” Susan Spalter said. “I was there with him. They didn’t listen to him. Instead they killed him.” The other robber fatally shot Spalter when he tried to pull back his backpack, police have said. A car pulled up and stopped, allowing Donaldson and the other robber to get in before driving off. “He turned around to me,” Susan Spalter told Circuit Judge Michael Mullen. “He had blood gushing out of his neck. ... He died in my arms.” She called 911. People rushed from their homes. Neighbors started CPR until paramedics arrived. Now, his daughter is left with a

Kelly Steiniger

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A candlelight vigil was held last February at Juniata Street and Gustine Avenue for Kenneth Spalter, who was fatally shot on Juniata during a carjacking. Almost 100 people met and then marched up and down Juniata past the spot where the murder took place. mix of joy for her child and grief over her father’s death. She said in court that her parents were planning to move to St. Louis to be closer to their granddaughter when her father was killed. “Right now, the memories I have of my dad, these wonderful memories, are filled with sadness,” Amanda Spalter said. “And the memories we’re making now are missing him, an amazing father and grandfather and husband.” She said she moved to St. Louis shortly before her father was murdered and had found it “almost impossible to settle in and put down roots, and I am fearful for my family’s safety.” Donaldson’s crime spree began about 6:25 p.m. that day when he carjacked a man at gunpoint of his 2009 Hyundai Sonata in the 3200 block of Samuel Shepard Drive, Assistant Circuit Attorney Morley Swingle told the court. Donaldson wasn’t arrested until two days later, when police spotted him driving the Hyundai near Vandeventer Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive and tried to stop him, but he sped away at 90 mph until he crashed. Officers arrested Donaldson and found him with a loaded 9 mm pistol reported stolen from a car

in June 2016. “I don’t know the defendant, and I understand that there are likely many personal circumstances and systems contributing to his actions,” Amanda Spalter said. “But I do know my own dad and my own family and that the impact of his death will be felt every single day.” Barb Gilchrist, a past president of the Tower Grove Heights neighborhood association, spoke in court Friday, saying the killing spread fear among residents in the neighborhood. “We never wanted to be the neighborhood where a grandfather came to visit his newborn grandchild and he is killed,” Gilchrist said. “That has been thrust upon us. ... When one becomes more cautious, you also become less welcoming.” After the killing, Spalter’s wife and the earlier carjacking victim each identified Donaldson from photo spreads. Donaldson has never revealed the identity of the shooter. His attorney Terence Niehoff said that Donaldson would have offered Swingle information about the shooter Friday in exchange for another delay in sentencing but that they could not reach a deal. Niehoff said he thought

Mullen’s sentence was too harsh given Donaldson’s age and lack of criminal history. Niehoff asked for 15 to 20 years. Swingle disagreed, saying in court that “even a young rattlesnake is deadly.” Swingle said he would prosecute the shooter “next week” if Donaldson would identify him. “Of course I would be interested in prosecuting the shooter,” Swingle said. Swingle also said Donaldson lacked remorse, noting an interview with a probation officer who asked him if he was sorry. Donaldson’s response, Swingle said, was, “Sorry? All I did was speed.” Mullen said he could not remember a more powerful victim impact statement than Susan Spalter’s over his decades-long law career, noting Spalter’s hope that Donaldson might do something good with his life. Susan Spalter said in court that she and her daughter “hope this defendant will turn his life around and do something meaningful with his life so that Ken didn’t die in vain.” Joel Currier • 314-621-5804 @joelcurrier on Twitter jcurrier@post-dispatch.com

O’FALLON, Mo. > Police believe body found is that of missing woman • Human remains believed to be those of a woman who has been missing since December were found Friday, police here said. The remains were found by officers and a members of the Community Emergency Response Team who were searching east of Highway K and Technology Drive, police said. The body was found in an overgrown ravine in thick underbrush near a creek and just east of a hotel. Police believe the remains are those of Kelly Steiniger, who was last seen Dec. 7. Police asked the public to help in the search for her at the end of December. Her mother had said Steiniger, 39, had last been seen at a gas station at Highway K and Highway 40 (Interstate 64). She had earlier been taken to a hospital by a friend, but fled, according to a missing persons poster that had been circulated about her. An autopsy of the remains is set for Saturday, police said in a Facebook post, but foul play is not suspected. Police said the area where the body was found had been searched before by air and on foot. They did not say why a new search was done. ST. LOUIS > Fatal shooting • A man was killed in a shooting Friday night just south of downtown. Officers responding to the shooting about 9:13 p.m. at 14th Street and Chouteau Avenue found the victim, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Polce said the shooting victim was in a car that crashed into two parked cars near St. Ange and Chouteau avenues.

Ex-fitness company exec gets 20 years in kidnapping KIDNAP • FROM A1

from his home in Maplewood, Beckman shaved the man’s signature locks, all 26 inches of them. He said he was going to send the hair to his source of marijuana as proof that he’d caught the thief. Beckman then beat and kicked him, pistol-whipped him and shocked him with a Taser in between threatening his life, the victim and two of Beckman’s codefendants testified. Beckman was seeking $15,000 and 24 pounds of marijuana that the victim, Ellis Athanas III, had stolen from a drug dealer working for Beckman. Beckman received 50 to 80 pounds of pot a month at his office loading dock, and would then give it to co-defendant Blake Laubinger to sell, Laubinger said. Laubinger would split the profit with Beckman, he said. When Athanas learned a shipment had come in, he broke into Laubinger’s home in Pacific and stole the pot and a safe with cash inside. Laubinger immediately suspected Athanas, because the pair had robbed other drug dealers. Laubinger said the initial plan was to make a “citizen’s arrest.” He’d reported the burglary to Pacific police, without telling them about the contraband. Laubinger and his brother Caleb Laub-

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Todd Beckman arrives in 2010 for a massage at his Massage Luxe store in Kirkwood. inger had been hunting Athanas for weeks before breaking into his home on Nov. 21, 2016, and lying in wait. The brothers beat and choked Athanas until he was unconscious, then called Beckman, who decided to try to recover the stolen items rather than turning him into police, Blake Laubinger said. Athanas was taken to Blake Laubinger’s home in Pacific and tied up in the basement.

The subsequent attack was so chaotic that Blake Laubinger’s French Bulldog, who knew Athanas, bit Beckman in the face, witnesses said. Blake Laubinger said Beckman repeatedly jabbed the gun into Athanas’ head, screaming, “Bang, bang, bang.” He also racked the slide of the semi-automatic handgun, sending unfired bullets flying. Athanas said Beckman dryfired the gun as it was pressed to

his head. The zip ties were so tight that Athanas’ hands turned purple, and he said he had suffered permanent nerve damage. The next day, Beckman returned to the basement and threatened to shrink-wrap Athanas with a heat gun and send him to California. The kidnappers eventually took Athanas to a shipping container on a vacant hilltop property Beckman owned in Fenton, where they zip-tied him to cables. His only light came from a hole in the container ceiling. Beckman told Athanas he was taking him there to die, Athanas said. “It was the scariest thing that ever happened to me in my life,” he said in court, voice breaking. He was also beaten on the bruises and injuries that he’d suffered over the previous two days. He called it “the worst pain I ever felt.” The next day Athanas was taken to the Gravois Bluffs Shopping Center in a TanCo van and released after his parents paid a ransom. Beckman had also hatched an unsuccessful attempt to get Athanas to sign a power of attorney so Beckman could take his BMW and Mercedes. Athanas initially refused to tell the police what happened but did so after being guaranteed immunity for his own crimes, accord-

ing to court testimony. As part of Beckman’s guilty plea to a kidnapping conspiracy charge, Assistant U.S. Attorney John Davis agreed to ask U.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig for 20 years in prison. Noble asked for 13 years, citing among other things Beckman’s mental health conditions, his drug use and his accomplishments. Beckman apologized, fighting tears, and said, “It shouldn’t have happened.” Beckman founded BAM Brands, which owns TanCo, Xist Fitness, Massage Luxe and “age management company” LifeXist, but turned over day-to-day control in April 2016. He and his co-defendants face a civil suit filed last month by Athanas and his parents, who had to listen by phone as their son was beaten and threatened, the lawsuit says. Athanas has been named in court and on the lawsuit; his attorneys did not object to the use of his name. Beckman’s co-defendants, Caleb Laubinger, Blake Laubinger, Kerry Roades and Zachary Smith, await sentencing after pleading guilty. Robert Patrick • 314-621-5154 @rxpatrick on Twitter RPatrick@post-dispatch.com

Facility could bring 1,000 jobs, $500 million investment RAILROAD • FROM A1

of the St. Louis metro area “will have a major impact on the entire Midwest economy and the country’s logistics and commerce industries.” For several years, Jerseyville Mayor William Russell has been in talks with the Kansas City Southern Railroad about locating a logistics center for offloading cargo to semi-trucks along the rail line through the city. He told the Post-Dispatch Friday that the development would

also include light manufacturing and a larger logistics center. “It is by no means just unloading box cars,” Russell said. Kansas City Southern is one of the country’s major railroads. One of its Class I rail lines crosses the Mississippi River at Louisiana, Mo., and runs between Springfield and East St. Louis in Illinois. The St. Louis region’s economic development officials have targeted logistics and shipping as one of the area’s major employment and investment

opportunities, launching the St. Louis Regional Freightway in 2016 to promote transportation infrastructure and the shipping and logistics industry. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, plan to attend the March 2 announcement. Representatives from Kansas City Southern Railroad and Atlanta-based real estate investment firm Stonemont Financial Group are also expected to attend, according to the Jerseyville Economic Development Council.

The Alton Telegraph reported in late 2016, when discussions were still underway, that the truck-loading facility could help the railroad reach Chicago customers while avoiding that city’s rail congestion. Russell said Kansas City Southern “has been on board with us from the beginning” but it had taken time to find the right financial partner. Going forward, he said there was a possibility for 1,000 more jobs in ensuing years as other logistics and transportation com-

panies locate or expand nearby the new logistics park. But the initial investment will be significant for the St. Louis region, he said. “These are international corporations they are in discussions with,” he said. “This is huge.” Kansas City Southern confirmed the information in the Jerseyville Economic Development Council announcement but declined to comment further. Jacob Barker • 314-340-8291 @jacobbarker on Twitter jbarker@post-dispatch.com


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Area legislators support budget deal Only Reps. Clay, Smith vote against two -year spending blueprint BY CHUCK RAASCH St. Louis Post-dispatch

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senators from Missouri and Illinois voted for the two-year budget blueprint that passed Congress and ended a mini-shutdown in the early hours of Friday morning, but there were schisms in the House, where Rep. Jason Smith, R-Salem, Mo., voted no. The measure passed both Houses of Congress and was signed by President Donald Trump early Friday morning. It raises federal spending by an estimated $400 billion. Critics fought it as a reckless addition to already looming trillion-dollar deficits that some critics say are contributing to an unsettled stock market. Democrats who favored the measure generally praised its boosts in domestic spending; Republicans tended to favor increased defense spending. The bill also includes measures pushed by St. Louis members, including a provision backed by Sen. Roy Blunt. R-Mo., that will allow houses of worship to receive federal disaster assistance. Regional Republican House members in tough re-election fights, including Reps. Mike Bost, R-Collinsville, and Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin, praised a provision tucked into the bill that repeals a payment advisory board set up under the Affordable Care Act. “This legislation repeals Obamacare’s ‘death panels,’ which endangered the sanctity of life and basic health care access

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Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., addresses reporters Tuesday just outside the U.S. Senate chambers. Blunt voted Friday for the budget plan.

for the most vulnerable members of our community,” Wagner said, using the derisive term that Republicans have assigned to that Medicare payment board for years. “Combined with the already passed repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate, it is clear we are continuing our promise to repeal the most burdensome components of Obamacare.” That individual mandate went away in the tax cuts Congress passed in December, which no Democrats supported. Democrats have decried the attacks on Obamacare and

warned that they will push more people off health insurance and will raise the cost of insurance for those who keep it. Missouri Republican Senate candidate Austin Petersen praised Sen. Rand Paul’s attempts to delay the vote and said he, like Paul, would have opposed the deal because it potentially adds hundreds of billions of dollars to the federal debt. Paul, R-Ky., held up the vote until the early hours Friday, saying that his fellow Republicans were “hypocrites” who never would have supported the bill had it been submitted under the previ-

Deal ends shutdown, launches bitter battles ahead: immigration, deficits BUDGET • FROM A1

But President Donald Trump, in signing the bill into law, foreshadowed the bitter fights ahead. “Without more Republicans in Congress, we were forced to increase spending on things we do not like or want in order to finally, after many years of depletion, take care of our Military,” Trump tweeted. “Sadly, we needed some Dem votes for passage. Must elect more Republicans in 2018 Election!” Paul, a sometimes Trump ally, forced the brief government shutdown by using Senate rules to run out the clock before voting could begin. In floor speeches Thursday night, Paul lambasted his fellow Republicans for supporting a bill that will worsen the deficit. He also pleaded his case to Trump in a phone call during the standoff. Nevertheless, the Senate passed the bill 71-28, followed by House approval, 240-186. It was the second such disruption in less than a month, turning what was once a rare tactic into something less surprising on Capitol Hill.

UP NEXT: ‘DREAMERS’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., moves next to the difficult issue of immigration, with a procedural vote set for Monday. He has promised a free-wheeling debate in an attempt to develop a legislative compromise on the status of the young immigrants known as “Dreamers,” who face deportation as Trump ends the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, enacted under President Barack Obama, that protected them. “There’s no secret plan here to try to push this in any direction, and the Senate’s going to work its will,” McConnell said. McConnell was pressured to prioritize the immigration issue after the earlier shutdown in January, when Senate Democrats refused to support a stopgap spending bill until they won a commitment from the GOP leader to address the issue. Even though court action is temporarily keeping DACA running, Democrats face pressure to protect the nearly 700,000 immigrants who came to the country illegally as children. Under the program, they are able to live and work in the U.S. Many of the Dreamers and their advocates stayed up late with lawmakers Thursday, occupying for hours the office of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and knocking on the doors of Democrats and Republicans as they pushed

ous president, Democrat Barack Obama. The cross-currents from the St. Louis region reflect the general divisions in Congress over the measure. The Senate passed it 71-28, with Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., all voting yes. Sixteen of the 28 “no” votes came from Republicans, many of them expressing worry about the red ink it will produce. But Blunt, who chairs a key health care appropriations subcommittee, focused on what he said would be benefits for Missouri, including national boosts of $600 million for community health centers, $6 billion more to fight opioid addictions, an additional $1 billion annually for National Institutes of Health research, $20 billion to expand rural broadband, nearly $18 billion for Corps of Engineers and Department of Agriculture water and flood-control projects, and a 10-year funding blueprint for the government’s children’s health insurance program. The bill “provides the level of defense funding we need to keep our military strong and our country safe,” Blunt said. “The measure also includes additional resources that will save lives and strengthen communities.” He said more than 500,000 Missourians without health care coverage or who are on Medicaid depended on community health care centers for medical needs. McCaskill, too, praised those measures, and focused on boosts in domestic spending as a main reason why she supported the measure, even though 12 of her Democratic or independent colleagues opposed it. Before the vote, she had called the bipartisan agreement a “pos-

BY ROBERT BURNS AND RICHARD LARDNER associated Press

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Congress to stop them from being kicked out of the country. Some noted on Twitter that they were not, as White House chief of staff John Kelly said, “lazy.” Pelosi, taking a page from the playbook of filibustering senators, tried to leverage the minority’s role by commandeering the House floor earlier in the week in a last-ditch effort to push Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to provide the same commitment to address the issue that McConnell had given in the Senate. Ryan, who needed Democratic votes to pass the budget deal, promised to bring a bill forward, but his assurances were too vague to satisfy Democrats. Even so, despite threatening to withhold votes, many Democrats supported the spending deal. Liberal groups lambasted Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., for caving, but the more conservative members of their caucuses were not as eager to risk being saddled with choosing the fates of Dreamers over keeping federal offices open, particularly as legislators prepare to face voters in the fall. “Unfortunately, the Dreamers have become pawns in this whole process,” said Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz.

COMPROMISE SOUGHT

Lawmakers are struggling to develop a bipartisan solution that would include $25 billion that Trump wants for his promised border wall and other border security measures. It would protect 1.8 million Dreamers, beyond those under DACA, but also impose new restrictions on visas for immigrant family members or those from underrepresented countries in the socalled visa lottery program that Trump wants to eliminate. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the most Congress might be

able to accomplish was a temporary measure to continue the DACA program for another year or more. Some Democrats dismiss such a compromise. “I very seldom disagree publicly with my friend Lindsey, but that’s a horrible outcome,” said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who has long partnered with Graham on bipartisan immigration legislation. “We cannot do that. The Dreamers have said, ‘Do not do that to us and our families.’”

DEFICIT DEBATE

At the same time, the White House is set to release Trump’s budget on Monday, which is sure to spark debate over deficits from fiscal conservatives, including Paul and the House Freedom Caucus, which opposed the two-year budget deal, warning against rising debt. The era of $1 trillion annual deficits will return, thanks to the combination of the budget deal and the 2017 GOP tax cut plan. Deficits have not reached those levels in years. Obama cut them nearly in half in his second term. “When Republicans are in power, it seems there is no conservative party,” Paul said during the overnight debate. He wanted the Senate to vote on his amendment to stick to 2011 budget caps, but was denied, and called the package “a bipartisan looting of the treasury.” The measure boosts defense and nondefense accounts, and provides funding for the opioid crisis, infrastructure investments and multiyear funds for community health centers and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The package also includes $90 billion in disaster aid after a damaging hurricane and wildfire season. It lifts the nation’s debt limit to avoid defaulting and allow more borrowing into 2019.

Chuck Raasch • 202-298-6880 @craasch on Twitter craasch@post-dispatch.com

‘Stretched’ military welcomes relief in $700 billion budget Pentagon had cited aging equipment, instability as issues

Photographers take a picture of the Ohio Clock outside the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington as the shutdown began Friday.

itive step away from the kind of brinksmanship and stop-gap funding measures that have undermined Missourians’ confidence in their government.” But Petersen, the GOP Senate candidate, would have voted no, his spokesman, Jeffrey Carson, told the Post-Dispatch. “This is a great example of why Austin is in this race,” Carson said. “Because like many Missourians, he’s sick and tired of sending politicians to Washington who break their promises.” Attorney General Josh Hawley would have voted for the measure, a spokesman said, but Hawley, the Republican frontrunner to oppose McCaskill in the November election, said this in a statement: “I don’t accept the premise of your question that the dysfunctional Senate we have today is the best we can do. The reason I am running is to get rid of exactly this kind of mess.” His campaign press secretary, Kelli Ford, said Hawley “will also fight to get rid of the filibuster, so we don’t get forced to choose between two bad options like this.” The threat of a filibuster required a 60-vote threshold in the Senate to end debate, a number that the Senate has struggled to reach on key issues. In the House, Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, joined with 118 other Democrats in voting no. Smith was one of 67 Republicans, most of them deficit hawks, who voted against it. Rep. Billy Long, R-Springfield, was the only other member of the Missouri delegation to vote against it. Reps. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, Ill.; and John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, voted yes.

WASHINGTON • It’s the biggest budget the Pentagon has ever seen: $700 billion. That’s far more for defense than what is known to be spent by America’s two nearest competitors, China and Russia, and will mean the military can foot the bill for thousands more troops, more training, more ships and a lot else. And next year it would rise to $716 billion. Together, the twoyear deal provides what Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says is needed to pull the military out of a slump in combat readiness at a time of renewed focus on the stalemated conflict in Afghanistan and the threat of war on the Korean peninsula. The budget bill that President Donald Trump signed Friday includes huge spending increases for the military: The Pentagon will get $94 billion more this budget year than last — a 15.5 percent jump. It’s the biggest year-over-year windfall since the budget soared by 26.6 percent, from $345 billion in 2002 to $437 billion the year after, when the nation was fighting in Afghanistan, invading Iraq and expanding national defense after the 9/11 attacks. The extra money is not targeted at countering a new enemy or a threat such as al-Qaida extremists or the former Soviet Union. Instead the infusion is being sold as a fix for a broader set of problems, including a deficit of training, a need for more advanced missile defenses, and the start of a complete recapitalization of the nuclear weapons arsenal. Every secretary of defense since 2011, when Congress passed a law setting firm limits on military and domestic spending, has complained that spending caps set by the Budget Control Act were squeezing the military so hard that the number of ready-to-fight combat units was dwindling. Aging equipment was stacking up, troops were not getting enough training and the uncertain budget outlook was clouding America’s future. “I cannot overstate the negative impact to our troops and families’ morale from all this

budget uncertainty,” Mattis said just hours before the House and Senate approved the deal. More money for the Pentagon, however, is not the simple solution some might think. Even with the spending caps of recent years, the defense budget has been robust by historical standards. Todd Harrison, a defense budget specialist at the Center for Security and International Studies, says military funding has been near the inflation-adjusted peak levels of the armed forces buildup during the 1980s under President Ronald Reagan. The problem, Harrison says, is that budgets have been stretched by rising personnel costs, more expensive technology investments and other factors, compounded by the cumulative effects of more than a decade of combat in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East. And throughout this period, the military has been required to keep up or increase its pace of operations at home and abroad. “We are stretched too thin,” Harrison said Friday. The U.S. has fewer troops in Iraq than it did 10 years ago, and the roughly 15,000 in Afghanistan today compare with a peak of 100,000 in 2010-11, but the trend is leaning in the opposite direction under Trump, including stepped-up counterterrorism operations in Somalia and Yemen. Trump has added several thousand troops in Afghanistan. Also, the prospect of war against North Korea looms large as Trump keeps up pressure on the North to give up its nuclear weapons. The huge increases in defense spending agreed to by lawmakers on Friday go beyond what Trump asked for. Trump had sought a 2018 military budget of $603 billion for basic functions and $65 billion for war missions. The deal Congress approved early Friday also sets the Pentagon’s 2019 budget at $716 billion, giving Mattis the financial stability he’s been demanding. The biggest winners in the military buildup are the country’s largest defense contractors, such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing and General Dynamics, that spend millions of dollars each year lobbying Congress. The legislation is expected to translate to billions more for one of the Pentagon’s highest priorities: missile defense. The bill also grants U.S. troops a 2.4 percent pay raise, slightly higher than the Pentagon had proposed.


M 1 SATURDAY • 02.10.2018 • A6

Chinese imports devastating, U.S. aluminum foil makers say Plant in St. Louis is among those threatened, CEO says BY DAVID LAWDER Reuters

U.S. aluminum foil producers described this week a systematic effort by Chinese competitors to force them out of the business, arguing before a U.S. trade panel that they need antidumping duties to survive and invest. At a hearing before the U.S. International Trade Commission Thursday, aluminum industry executives argued that preliminary anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties against Chinese foil should be locked in place to allow an industry “devastated” by unfairly low prices to regain its footing. “We cannot continue to reduce prices on our product offerings and remain sustainable,” said Beatriz Landa, general manager of specialty products at Atlanta-based Novelis Corp. Chinese producers and some of their customers argued at the hearing that U.S. foil producers were not being injured and that U.S. producers were incapable of producing the thinnest gauges of foil used in food and medi-

cal products packaging. They also said U.S. producers were ceding the market to invest instead in higher-margin aluminum products such as those used in automotive production. “Our success is not based on selling aluminum foil at low prices,” said Mo Xinda, a director at China’s NonFerrous Metals Industry Association. Mo said that the industry’s development in China was geared mainly for China’s domestic needs and that some U.S. customers “require China’s aluminum foil because U.S. mills cannot satisfy their needs.” The commission is expected to rule on whether U.S. producers were injured by Chinese imports in April, a decision that would uphold or reject Commerce Department’s duties. About the same time, President Donald Trump is due to decide whether to impose much broader duties on aluminum imports under a national security investigation. The foil case, the first the U.S. aluminum industry has brought against China’s aluminum sector, could serve as a litmus test for the “Section 232” decision and other aluminum antidumping cases aimed at curbing excess Chinese production. The U.S. Commerce Department in 2017 imposed combined preliminary anti-dumping and anti-subsidy

duties on Chinese aluminum foil of about 114 percent to 243 percent. In 2016, imports of aluminum foil from China were valued at an estimated $389 million, Commerce Department figures show. At Thursday’s hearing, U.S. aluminum executives ran through a list of numerous plants that have closed in the last few years as low-priced Chinese imports grew, including a Reynolds Aluminum plant in Richmond, Va., with the loss of 725 jobs and a Novelis plant in Louisville, Ky. “We have historically been one of the most cost competitive producers of flat-rolled aluminum products in the world,” said Landa, of Novelis. “We cannot compete, however, against products that are subsidized by the Chinese government and that are sold at unfairly low prices,” she said. Lee McCarter, chief executive officer of JW Aluminum Inc., said aluminum foil pricing conditions had deteriorated to a “turning point,” where without tariff relief, the company also will have to exit the foil business, risking closure of plants in St. Louis and Russellville, Ark. “From JW’s stand point, If we don’t get an affirmative decision, those plants are toast,” McCarter said.

Caleres adding corporate jobs at Clayton HQ BY BRIAN FELDT St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Shoe retailer Caleres is relocating a number of corporate positions from out of state to its Clayton headquarters. The company recently closed the Minneapolis office of shoe brand Allen Edmonds, which affected 17 employees. Another 17 corporate central office support and marketing positions were also affected in Port Washington, Wis. All of those employees were offered the opportunity to relocate to St. Louis or take new roles within the

company, said Malcolm Robinson, Caleres’ division president—men’s and international. “By bringing the omnichannel, retail and marketing functions to St. Louis, we will achieve greater efficiency and growth by connecting the Allen Edmonds team to similar teams in the Caleres headquarters,” he said in a statement. Caleres acquired Allen Edmonds, a men’s dress shoe company, for $225 million from Los Angeles-based private equity firm Brentwood Associates in late 2016. Allen Edmonds joined other men’s

shoe brands Caleres has in its portfolio, including Vince, George Brown Bilt and Dr. Scholl’s. The deal, Caleres officials said, allowed the retailer to rapidly increase its exposure in men’s footwear. Caleres, whose other brands include Franco Sarto and Naturalizer, reported a $34.4 million profit in its most recent quarter on net sales of $774.7 million. Brian Feldt • 314-340-8528 @bfeldt on Twitter bfeldt@post-dispatch.com

Dow finishes up 330 points after wild ride for U.S. investors BY ALEX VEIGA Associated Press

Wall Street capped a day of wild swings Friday with a late-afternoon rally that reversed steep early losses and sent the Dow Jones industrial average 330 points higher. Even with the rebound, this was the worst week for the market in about two years. Stocks struggled to stabilize much of the day as investors sent prices climbing, then slumping in unsteady trading a day after the market entered its first correction in two years. The up-and-down swings followed a drop of 10 percent from the latest record highs set by major U.S. indexes just two weeks ago. At midday, the market was on pace for its worst weekly decline since October 2008, at the height of the financial crisis. The Dow briefly sank 500 points in afternoon trading after surging more than 349 points earlier in the day. The blue chip average suffered its second 1,000-point drop in a week on Thursday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index, the benchmark for many index funds, also wavered between gains and losses. As of Thursday, some $2.49 trillion in value had vanished from the index since its most recent peak on Jan. 26, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. “Equities have traded in a roller coaster fashion all week and today is no exception,” said Terry Sandven, chief equity strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Management. “There’s a fair amount of volatility in the market, and our belief is the volatility is leaving investors riddled with stress and uncertainty, which is likely to continue.” The S&P 500 rose 38.55 points, or 1.5 percent, to 2,619.55. The Dow gained 330.44 points, or 1.4 percent, to 24,190.90. The Nasdaq composite added 97.33 points, or 1.4 percent, to 6,874.49. Technology companies accounted for most of the broad gains, outweighing losses in energy stocks, which slumped as U.S. crude prices declined, sending the price of oil below $60 a barrel for the first time this year. Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 2.85 percent from 2.83 percent late Thursday. U.S. stocks started to tumble last week after the Labor Department said workers’ wages grew at a fast rate in January. Investors worried that rising wages will hurt corporate profits and could signal an increase in inflation that could prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates at a faster pace, putting a brake on the economy.

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BUSINESS DIGEST McDonald’s Olympics role smallest in decades • McDonald’s has long been a fixture at the Olympic Games, mobbed by hungry athletes and promoted in flashy ads reserved for the Games’ corporate partners. But Friday, for the first time in more than 20 years, the International Olympic Committee opened its winter event without the sponsorship of McDonald’s. The American fast-food chain abruptly canceled its contract with the IOC last June, ending three years early a partnership that McDonald’s has held since the 1990s. While the company is still a local “partner” of the 2018 Games — holding domestic marketing rights in South Korea, and handing out free Big Macs in the Olympic Village — its footprint will be the smallest it’s been in decades. “As part of our global growth plan, we are reconsidering all aspects of our business and have made this decision in cooperation with the IOC to focus on different priorities,” Silvia Lagnado, the Global Chief Marketing Officer at McDonald’s, said in a statement. Edgewell’s first-quarter profit drops • Profit for Chesterfieldbased Edgewell Personal Care, which makes Schick razors and Playtex tampons, declined sharply in the first quarter. Edgewell’s profit fell to $6.7 million in its first fiscal quarter that ended Dec. 31, or 12 cents a share, down from $33.5 million, or 58 cents a share, a year earlier. Sales for the company also declined, from $485 million to $468.3 million during that same time period. Sales in Edgewell’s feminine care segment, which includes tampons, pads and liners, dropped 7.3 percent to $6.5 million. Its wet shave segment, which includes men’s and women’s shaving systems, decreased 4 percent to $12.1 million. The dip was attributed to the declining North American men’s shaving category. David Hatfield, Edgewell’s chairman, president and CEO, said the company was expanding its zero-based spending cost efforts to all aspects of its business and cost structure.

L.L. Bean drops unlimited returns • L.L. Bean’s generous return policy is going to be a little less forgiving: The company, which has touted its 100 percent satisfaction guarantee for more than a century, is imposing a one-year limit on most returns to reduce growing abuse and fraud. The outdoor specialty retailer said returns of items that have been destroyed or rendered useless, including some bought at thrift stores or retrieved from trash bins, had doubled in the past five years, surpassing the annual revenue from the company’s famous boot. “The numbers are staggering,” CEO Steve Smith told The Associated Press. “It’s not sustainable from a business perspective. It’s not reasonable. And it’s not fair to our customers.” L.L. Bean announced Friday that it will now accept returns for any reason only for one year with proof of purchase. It will continue to replace products for manufacturing defects beyond that. Investor seeks shakeup at Rawlings’ parent company • Newell Brands, the parent company of dozen of brands, including Town and Countrybased Rawlings Sporting Goods, said Friday that activist investors Starboard Value LP and Opportunity Master Fund Ltd. were seeking to nominate 10 directors to its board. Newell currently has nine directors on its board. Starboard, along with three former executives of Jarden Corp., which Newell bought in 2016, was seeking to replace Newell’s board and CEO Michael Polk, the Wall Street Journal reported. The activists want to make the case that Newell’s leadership took some wrong steps in its integration with Jarden, the report said. Newell said last month it would explore options for some of its assets, including a sale of Rawlings, a move that could shrink the number of its factories and warehouses as well as its customer base by half. From staff and wire reports

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Unlimited movie-theater deal could be too good to survive MoviePass is paying most theaters full price of the ticket BY TALI ARBEL associated Press

MoviePass is trying to bring to movie theaters what Netflix did for DVDs and online streaming: Let subscribers watch as many movies as they want for $10 a month. In doing so, MoviePass has struck a chord with moviegoers and a nerve with the movie industry. For many people, going to the movies is worth it only a few times a year. Ticket prices keep rising, and moviegoers have plenty of cheaper alternatives, including Netflix. MoviePass believes it can get people to theaters more often. Major theater chains and movie studios aren’t so sure, putting MoviePass’ business plan at risk. Subscribers with MoviePass can watch a movie a day, be it a splashy blockbuster or an indie movie contending for the Oscars. Though MoviePass works at most theaters, it has key restrictions: It excludes pricier 3-D and Imax showings and most advance online sales. And even if everyone in a group has a subscription, tickets must be bought individually. Nonetheless, the thrill of the bargain has sparked interest. “I’ve seen a little over a dozen movies, which is way more than what I would have without it,” said Cassie Langdon, 28, of Indianapolis, who works in sports communications and joined MoviePass in October. Langdon said she was taking chances on smaller releases instead of sticking with blockbusters and their sequels. Success could ultimately bring MoviePass’ demise. Al-

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Cassie Langdon holds her MoviePass card recently outside a theater in Indianapolis. Langdon says she has been seeing more movies with the pass.

though subscribers pay just $10 a month, MoviePass is paying most theaters the full price of the ticket. The U.S. average is about $9, though $15 and up is common in big cities, putting MoviePass in the red with just one movie. By contrast, MoviePass competitor Sinemia offers just two or three movies a month for higher fees. Plus, with an unlimited plan, MoviePass has to eat some unnecessary costs, such as when a subscriber buys a ticket just to use the theater’s restroom. MoviePass’ parent company, Helios & Matheson, warns in a financial report that MoviePass’ future is in “substantial doubt” because it “has incurred losses since its inception and has a present need for additional funding.” The service is ultimately counting on a “gym membership” effect: Subscribers might binge at first, but would probably slow down once the novelty wears off. Although subscribers can cancel anytime, they wouldn’t be able to sign up again for another nine months, to discourage short-term memberships. MoviePass wants to work out ticket discounts and revenuesharing deals on the premise that it’s driving more people to theaters. The company is also eyeing a share of concession sales, saying moviegoers are more

willing to buy popcorn and soda when scoring a “free” movie. And MoviePass believes it can help promote movies because it knows what subscribers see, when and where. Promotions could even extend to sending alerts to buy a soundtrack or movie poster as subscribers leave the theater. But several industry experts say MoviePass doesn’t add much to the marketing data from theater chains, online ticketing services and other sources. MoviePass will have leverage once it has “millions and millions of subscribers,” said MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe, a Netflix co-founder who left while it was still a DVD-by-mail business. To get well beyond the 2 million it already has, MoviePass needs to convince people that they really want to go to movies more often. In most cities, a subscriber needs to watch 13 movies a year to break even. In big cities, it’s eight. Adam Aron, CEO of the giant theater chain AMC, has called MoviePass’ price “unsustainable.” AMC initially threatened legal action, but seems to have backed off. The three theater chains that control roughly half of U.S. screens — AMC, Regal and Cinemark — say they’re happy to accept MoviePass’ money, but pooh-pooh any revenue-sharing deals. For their part, theater chains are making their own changes. Many theaters now have more comfortable seats and better food. And though still a novelty, some theaters have servers bring restaurant-style entrees and cocktails to seats, providing both the dinner and movie components of date night. Meanwhile, Cinemark launched its own subscription program, though the deal isn’t as good as MoviePass. Regal is testing higher prices for popular times and cheaper ones during slower periods.


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Trump said to be ‘inclined’ to release memo with revisions

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ing the Republican document, which he pledged — before reading — to make public. The president declassified the document last week, allowing its publication in full over the objections of the Justice Department. The top Democrat on the intelligence panel, California Rep. Adam Schiff, criticized Trump for treating the two documents differently, saying the president was now seeking revisions by the same committee that produced the original Republican memo. Still, Schiff said, Democrats “look forward to conferring with the agencies to determine how we can properly inform the American people about the misleading attack on law enforcement by the GOP and address any concerns over sources and methods.” Trump has said the GOP memo “vindicates” him in the ongoing Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller. But congressional Democrats and Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, RWis., and Rep. Trey Gowdy, RS.C., who helped draft the GOP memo, have said it shouldn’t be used to undermine the special counsel. Earlier Friday, White House spokesman Raj Shah had said Trump was discussing the Democratic document with the White House counsel’s office, FBI Director Christopher Wray and another top Justice Department official. The president had until Saturday to decide whether to allow the classified material to become public after the House intelligence committee voted Monday to release it. Republicans backed releasing the memo in committee with a unanimous vote, but several said they thought it should be redacted. Ryan also said he thought the Democratic document should be released. In declining to declassify the document, the White House also sent lawmakers a letter signed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Wray, as well as a marked-up copy of the memo, laying out portions it consid-

WA S H I N GTO N • President Donald Trump defended on Friday former aide Rob Porter, wishing him well in his future endeavors without any mention of the two ex-wives who have accused Porter of physical and emotional abuse. Trump’s comments set off a firestorm at a time of national conversation about mistreatment of women. And they came amid rampant White House finger-pointing about who knew what, and when, about the severity of the abuse allegations. Trump said Porter, who resigned when the abuse allegations became public this week, had “worked hard” at the White House, and Trump wished him well. “It’s a, obviously, tough time for him. He did a very good job when he was in the White House. And we hope he has a wonderful career,” Trump said in his first comments on the allegations against his former aide. “He said very strongly yesterday that he’s innocent,” Trump added. He did not mention the treatment of the women whose reports of abuse led to Porter’s resignation but which Porter vehemently denies. Trump’s comments drew immediate condemnation from women’s groups and Democrats. They came amid swirling questions about how White House chief of staff John Kelly had handled the matter and whether he could maintain his job despite Trump’s growing frustration. They also raised questions about how seriously the president takes allegations of domestic abuse. Also Friday, a second White House staffer, speechwriter David Sorensen, resigned as a result of abuse allegations. Spokesman Raj Shah said the White House learned Thursday night about the allegations before being contacted by the media. “We immediately confronted the staffer, he denied the allegations and he resigned today,” Shah said. Sorensen worked

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White House chief of staff John Kelly listens during a meeting last week involving President Donald Trump. Trump remains confident in Kelly despite a furor over an aide Kelly defended.

for the Council on Environmental Quality, part of the Executive Office of the President. The Washington Post first reported the allegations against Sorensen and his resignation. Kelly, meanwhile, tried to push his own timeline on Porter in brief comments to The Associated Press and several other news outlets, repeating a narrative he had presented Friday at a senior staff meeting that contradicts accounts provided by multiple White House officials. Kelly said he found out only Tuesday night that the accusations against Porter “were true.” “Forty minutes later he was gone,” Kelly said, adding that the decision was made before photos of one of Porter’s ex-wives with a black eye were published. Other White House officials have said it was the release of the photos Wednesday morning that sealed Porter’s fate. The staff secretary resigned later Wednesday. Kelly told reporters the only other indication he had that something could be wrong came in November, when he got an update on pending background investigations and learned “there was some things that needed to be looked into.” The chief of staff’s handling of the matter has drawn the ire of Trump, according to two people who speak to the president regularly but are not authorized to

publicly discuss conversations. Trump has begun floating potential names for a future chief of staff in conversations with outside advisers, according to three people with knowledge of the conversations. Among the names being considered: Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Mark Meadows and CIA Director Mike Pompeo. A White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss personnel matters publicly, said Friday that Kelly had not offered to resign.

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The Justice Department’s No. 3 official is planning to step down at a time of turmoil in the agency. Rachel Brand is leaving for the top legal job at Walmart, former colleague Jamie Gorelick told The Associated Press Friday. Brand attracted interest because of her potential to assume a key role in the Trump-Russia investigation. The official overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, has been repeatedly criticized by Trump. If Rosenstein had been fired or quit, oversight would have fallen to Brand. That job would now fall to Solicitor General Noel Francisco.

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ers too sensitive to make public. Among those passages are some that the Justice Department says could compromise intelligence sources and methods, ongoing investigations and national security if disclosed. Democrats who wrote the memo say it disputes many claims in the GOP memo, which accused the FBI and Justice Department of abusing their surveillance powers in obtaining a secret warrant to monitor former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page. The White House message caps off a week in which Republicans and Democrats on the committee have publicly fought, with the panel now erecting a wall to separate feuding Republican and Democratic staffers who had long sat side by side. The disagreements have escalated over the last year as Democrats have charged that Republicans aren’t taking the panel’s investigation into Russian election meddling seriously enough. They say the GOP memo, led by chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., is designed as a distraction from the investigation, which is looking into whether Trump’s campaign was in any way connected to Russian election interference. Trump declassified the GOPauthored memo over the objections of the FBI, which said it had “grave concerns” about the document’s accuracy. In the Nunes’ memo, Republicans took aim at the FBI and the Justice Department over the use of information from former British spy Christopher Steele in obtaining a warrant to monitor Page under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA. The main allegation was that the FBI and Justice Department didn’t tell the court enough about Steele’s anti-Trump bias or that his work was funded in part by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee. They argued that reliance on Steele’s material amounted to an improper politicization of surveillance powers. Democrats have countered that the GOP memo was inaccurate and a misleading collection of “cherry-picked” details.

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Evangelicals join interfaith leaders to promote tolerance Pastor says younger evangelicals more likely to embrace message By JaCK JENKINS Religion News Service

WaSHINGtON • As hundreds of Jewish, Muslim and Christian faith leaders from the United States and abroad descended on Washington for a conference on religious tolerance this week, attendees were quick to note an unexpectedly large delegation from one particular religious group: evangelical Christians. Speakers at the “Alliance of Virtue for the Common Good” repeatedly highlighted their surprise and delight over the noticeable contingent of evangelicals among the more than 400 attendees at the glitzy, three-day series of discussions and speeches. The presence of so many evangelicals, a group often associated with a negative view of Islam, provided a welcome backdrop for an event aimed at championing tolerance, many said. Hamza Yusuf, president of Zaytuna College, America’s first accredited Muslim college, said the evangelical presence was especially notable given recent polling: According to a 2017 poll from Pew Research, nearly three-quarters of white evangelicals say there is a natural conflict between Islam and democracy, compared with roughly half or fewer of those in other major religious groups who express the same view. White evangelicals were also the major religious group most supportive of President Donald Trump’s 2017 travel ban — sometimes called a “Muslim ban” — barring immigrants and refugees from several Muslim-majority countries, according to a 2017 survey from the Public Religion Research Institute. “The evangelicals coming took great courage, because of a lot of the attitudes within that community,” Yusuf told Religion News Service on Wednesday, the conference’s last day. At one point, Bob Roberts, an evangelical pastor at Northwood Church in Keller, Texas, asked evangelicals in the crowd to clap if they were excited about the conference and its message.

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“This is new for us — it shouldn’t be new for us,” he said over the applause. “I’m not a Muslim, but I just really care about religious freedom. … The tribal way we are doing religion today is going to destroy us.” In a separate interview with RNS, Roberts said the “older, higher levels” of evangelicalism are unlikely to embrace the message of the conference, because they “have an old worldview.” But he argued that younger evangelicals have “realized the world has shifted” and that the declaration is a model for future efforts to protect religious liberty. “Here’s something that’s really problematic about how we think about religious freedom: We get Christians together and say, ‘Here’s how we’re going to do it.’ That day is over,” he said. “If we don’t have conversations on religious freedom with Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews — they’re wasted conversations.” Deborah Fikes, a Texas-based Southern Baptist and former permanent representative from the World Evangelical Alliance to the United Nations, also discussed the challenges of interfaith work among conservative Christian groups. “Growing up, Catholics were criticized, Muslims were criticized … the Methodists were criticized. … It was always such a focus on our differences,” she said during a panel Wednesday. “Yes, there are definitely obstacles (to tolerance) for evangelicals because of that culture.” Fikes said that in her U.N. work, she observed that American military actions abroad can foster negative perceptions of America, especially when conflated with the belief that the U.S. is a “Christian nation.” She expressed concern that in America, the “conservative political party’s policies” are “really hurting the most vulnerable,” pointing to evangelical support for the Trump administration’s recent decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv — despite widespread objection among Middle Eastern Christians. “I recommend we create an alliance from our religious traditions … to be a mediating team for reconciliation between conflicting groups,” Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, president of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies and a driving force behind the gathering, told the crowd through a translator.

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Clergy march together after holding an interfaith prayer service at Kiener Plaza in September calling for peace and solidarity after former St. Louis police Officer Jason Stockley was acquitted in the death of a suspect.

We can learn from other faith communities GrEG WEEKS Manchester United Methodist Church

Last week a congressional memo was released alleging abuses by the FBI in its investigation of the presidential campaign of President Donald Trump. The resulting furor from its release reflects a basic human fact. We see what we want to see. Republicans and Democrats, reading the same document, came to widely differing conclusions. For one side, it demonstrated a biased, faulty investigation. For the other, it was misleading, incomplete and politically motivated. Such a clash reveals another fun human fact. We each think we have a monopoly on the truth. I like to believe that regardless of political preference, we share a common hope of building up our country and preserving our nation’s values. We seem to pursue this patriotic mandate, however, with the assumption that our own particular party provides the best path, while the other party is hopelessly misguided. When this happens, the wall between Republican and Democrat only thickens. What we see taking place between political parties is, unfortunately, what we’ve seen happening between faith traditions for millennia. This came to mind recently after I officiated at the funeral of a young man. The service would be held in the church I pastor. One parent was Jewish and the other, Christian. As I previewed the ritual with the couple, one parent politely asked if Jewish texts could be included and a rabbi invited to participate. There was, of course, no problem at all in arranging this. It struck me later, though, that at one

time it would have been very difficult to ask for an interfaith service. Religions have, historically, built walls around themselves. Those walls safeguarded truths that God revealed to them. Believe them, and you were invited in. If you didn’t, you’d be left out. I am glad we are dropping this antiquated baggage. Interfaith partnerships, joint service projects and ecumenical studies demonstrate that what we have in common in our quest for meaning is greater than that which has separated us in the past. I’ve come to believe that in religion (and politics) the question shouldn’t be, “Who has the truth?” That’s a weak, defensive question. It sparks circular debates similar to what we’re hearing on Capitol Hill. It also reveals the uncertainty of the person asking it. Instead, it’s much better to ask, “What can a person from another faith teach me?” That’s an inquiry arising from a base of strength, honesty and vulnerability. It invites conversation, not debate. There’s a lot to learn from people who have an angle on truth different from our own. Take, for example, my experiences with the Jewish community. Whenever I’ve taught a Bible study with a rabbi, I come away with a wider understanding of familiar Scripture passages. Whenever I’ve dialogued with members of synagogues, I gain an appreciation for a common cause we share regardless of religion: raising our children to live moral, just, and compassionate lives. And whenever I’ve conducted funeral services with Jewish participants, I’m impressed by how closely our faith traditions intertwine in times of shared grief. Playing “Who Has the Truth?” is a zero-sum game that perpetuates our society’s deep divisions. It’s time we start listening to, and learning from, each other.

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Know your candidate Just what the GOP needed after a year in which the White House seemed unable to escape the warm embrace of the white supremacist movement: The sole candidate in the GOP primary for Illinois’ 3rd District congressional seat is an avowed Holocaust denier. Arthur Jones didn’t have an opponent by the time the registration deadline passed, which makes him the sole candidate despite views espousing white supremacy and utter denial that 6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust. The Anti-Defamation League traces Jones’ neo-Nazi leanings back to the 1970s. He participated in events from 2008 through 2011 celebrating Adolf Hitler’s birthday. The group that celebrated the birthday in 2011 had a cake decorated with the words: “The South Was Right. White Men Fight.” “The Illinois Republican Party and our country have no place for Nazis like Arthur Jones. We strongly oppose his racist views and his candidacy for any public office,” Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider stated. Party leaders are still trying to figure out what to do. Options include organizing a write-in campaign. A little late for that, don’t you think?

Corgi hijinks Callie Schenker of Halfway, Mo., can answer a question that has long vexed pet owners: What do our furry friends do while we’re not around? Schenker pulled into her driveway one recent evening to find her neighbor’s pet Corgi standing atop her “one-eyed wonder pony,” Cricket. Roper, a well-rounded pup, skillfully balanced on the pony’s back and rode Cricket like a circus animal. We might have trouble believing the story but Schenker got video that she posted on Facebook.“I can’t make this stuff up!!!,” Schenker wrote. The video has had 5.8 million views, proving you can’t go wrong posting animal videos on Facebook.

John 11:35: ‘Jesus wept.’ Never mind that 53 children have died of the flu since the outbreak began last fall or that hospitalizations for influenza are at near-record highs. Gloria Copeland says that Jesus is taking care of it. Perhaps he is, but he may want you to do your part, too. Copeland, part of a husbandand-wife televangelist team (net worth: $760 million) out of Fort Worth, Texas, says vaccinations might show a lack of faith. “Jesus himself gave us the flu shot, he redeemed us from the curse of flu,” Gloria Copeland said in a Facebook video. “We’ve already had our shot, he bore our sicknesses and carried our diseases. That’s what we stand on.” Copeland, who was part of President Donald Trump’s evangelical campaign advisory team, suggested,“Just keep saying that ‘I’ll never have the flu. I’ll never have the flu.”

Up next: Alien invasion alert Fresh on the heels of an erroneous warning texted to Hawaiians last month of an impending ballistic missile attack, the East Coast got its own rough wake-up call this week when AccuWeather sent out a tsunami warning. A “severe weather alert” went out for key locations from Central Park in Manhattan all the way to Miami, citing the U.S. National Weather Service as stating that a tsunami warning was in effect. The weather service said that it had only sent out a test message that was apparently misinterpreted by “at least one private sector company as an official Tsunami Warning.” The service didn’t want to point fingers or name names, but since only one private sector company texted out the warnings, well, you can draw your own conclusions. AccuWeather acknowledged that the word “test” did appear in the weather service notification but countered that the service miscoded its test message so computers would read it as the real deal. Oops. Again.

Keep this just between us Oh, those pesky reality TV shows with their ever-present cameras and microphones. It’s like you can’t have a decent private conversation without the entire country listening in. That’s what the latest contestant on “Celebrity Big Brother” discovered as she whispered to one AP of her house mates about this guy she knows who President Donald Trump speaks during keeps tweeting out crazy, a meeting on African-American History Month in the Roosevelt Room of the White annoying and embarrassing things. House a year ago. To the left is Omarosa “I was Manigault Newman. haunted by tweets every single day. Like, what is he going to tweet next?” whispered the celebrity. Her name is Omarosa Manigault Newman, and she used to be the White House director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison. The person she was gossiping about was none other than President Donald Trump. We are loath to recommend that anyone watch more reality TV, but if Newman really thought her comments wouldn’t be broadcast nationwide, well, it’s probably a good thing she’s no longer in the White House.

Fighting fat Tony the Tiger is dead in Chile, and so is Cheetos’ Chester Cheetah. They are victims of the nation’s fight to reduce skyrocketing rates of obesity among its 18 million citizens. The Chilean government is instituting marketing restrictions, mandatory packaging redesigns and strict labeling rules as part of an ambitious attempt to remake a country’s food culture. Powerful food and soda corporations have beaten back efforts in the past, including former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s attempt to ban the sale of jumbo sugary drinks in New York City. Chile is fighting the industry with prohibitions on the sale of ice cream, chocolate and potato chips in schools and banning junk food advertisements aimed at young audiences. Soaring obesity rates are a serious public health threat around the world, especially the United States. Obesity is one of the biggest factors for high rates of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and is also associated with cancer, liver disease and other medical conditions.

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I teach a class of sixth graders in our parish school of religion. We were recently talking about respect, for life, for ourselves, for others. I was amazed at the insights and grasp that these children had for these concepts. As we sat in a circle, discussing, thinking, talking, I thought of the extreme disrespect that our nation’s so-called leaders have for each other, and by extension, for all of us, the American people. Remember that TV show “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?” Maybe it’s time for a new show, starring all our politicians and office holders at all levels and persuasions, titled “Can’t You Be At Least As Kind As a 6th Grader?” Tom Anselm • St. Charles County

Blame beer-can litterbugs, not the brewery I read the letter by John Madras (Feb. 1) about Budweiser adding a “green” logo and complaints about finding Bud Light cans during his clean-stream project. My advice is to go after the inconsiderate patrons who purchased the beer, not the brewery. Put blame where blame is deserved. People sure know how to purchase things, but when it comes to throwing away cans, wrappers or trash, people are just plain slobs, not the company that produces the products. Jim Watson • Imperial

anniversary of the victorious end of World War I. The past two years the Post-Dispatch, H.E.R.O.E.S. Care, Daugherty Business Solutions, the St. Louis Regional Alliance for the Troops and Community Coffee sponsored the Stories of Honor Program to highlight our military veterans who demonstrated allegiance, heroism and determination. I hope the PostDispatch and local sponsors will continue the Stories of Honor Program, which is a meaningful recognition that will complement the proposed military parade. Jerry Bailey • Ballwin

Cloth diapers are cheaper, easier on the environment Regarding Tony Messenger’s column “Diaper bank marks milestone of helping fill most basic of needs” (Feb. 4): Agreed, $2.50 each for disposable diapers is ridiculous. May I suggest cloth diapers are still available — not as convenient, but cheaper and easier on the environment. My mom had eight children. One of my sisters had eight; another sister had six; and, finally, the last sister had five children. They all used cloth diapers. I babysat for all of those nieces and nephews and used cloth diapers. Not pleasant dunking solid waste into the toilet and using a diaper pail, but you do what you have to do and spend what you can afford. P. Murphy • Shrewsbury

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Better ways to spend money and honor veterans Even though I’m a veteran, I think the idea of a big parade in Washington, D.C., is unnecessary. Where’s the money going to come from? Unless President Donald Trump is planning on opening up his own wallet, that money will come out of the pockets of the taxpayers, many of them the veterans whom he claims he’ll be honoring. If he really wanted to honor veterans, he’d use that $12 million to shore up the VA Health System. Diana Renstrom • Martinsburg, Mo.

Continue local program that honors military veterans President Donald Trump signaled to the Pentagon to begin planning for a military parade to recognize the military’s strength and celebrate the men and women who help maintain our freedom. The most likely date would be Nov. 11, Veterans Day, which would coincide with the 100th

In “President refuses to act against a major adversary” (Feb. 3), Greg Campbell noted how President Donald Trump ignored an overwhelming congressional call for sanctions on Russia. This isn’t the only instance where he’s not listening to Congress. At the Global Partnership for Education pledging conference in Senegal this month, the administration failed to pledge additional support for global education despite bipartisan support of 101 U.S. representatives — including local Reps. Ann Wagner, William Lacy Clay and Mike Bost — on House Resolution 466 declaring support for the partnership. Other donor countries pledged an additional $2.3 billion over the next three years for the partnership. Yet without U.S. leadership, this fell short of the $3.1 billion donor target, designed to fill critical funding gaps to reach the most vulnerable children, strengthen their education systems and catalyze new investment. The president missed an opportunity to demonstrate American soft power on a global stage. Yet Congress can make sure millions of kids aren’t left behind as a result of his negligence by including strong funding for the Global Partnership for Education in our 2018 budget. Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill, along with representatives who signed the resolution, can ensure the U.S. still comes to the aid of children in need. Cynthia Changyit Levin • Town and Country Read more letters online at STLtoday.com/letters

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DIGEST Egyptian military works to rout Islamic State Egyptian security forces launched a major military operation against a tenacious Islamic State affiliate in the country’s northern Sinai Peninsula and other areas Friday. The government has called on all branches of the security forces to respond. Soldiers and police were dispatched to tighten control of land borders, and warships were deployed along the coast. The military operation comes ahead of presidential elections next month, and marks the most ambitious effort yet by President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi to tackle the Islamic State’s Sinai branch. That branch is believed to have killed more than 350 people at a mosque in the northern Sinai last year. Rough start for ex-rebelsturned-politicians in Colombia • Former combatants with Colombia’s once largest rebel group are suspending their political campaign activities amid mounting security concerns. Leaders with the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force political party announced Friday that they will halt campaign events until their safety can be assured. Since launching campaigns less than two weeks ago, the ex-combatants have faced angry mobs and protests, underscoring the challenges of reconciliation that remain in Colombia after the signing of a 2016 peace agreement to end Latin America’s longestrunning conflict. The five-decade-long conflict among leftist rebels, paramilitary groups and government troops left at least 250,000 people dead. Suspected cartel leader nabbed in Mexico • Authorities said Friday that they had arrested dual U.S.Mexican citizen Jose Maria Guizar Valencia, the alleged leader of the Zetas drug cartel. Mexican National Security Commissioner Renato Sales identified the suspect as “Jose Maria,” but a federal official who was not authorized to be quoted confirmed Guizar Valencia’s last name. The United States had offered a $5 million reward for his arrest. Sales said Guizar Valencia, who was arrested Thursday in Mexico City, had directed Zetas’ drug trafficking and other activities in southern Mexico.

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Presidential candidate Rodrigo Londono, a former rebel leader known as Timochenko, concludes his speech Jan. 27 at a campaign event for the political party formed by the former guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, in Bogota, Colombia. The party suspended its campaigns Friday, citing safety.

Embattled Syrian town once more under fire • Turkey resumed airstrikes in Syria’s Kurdish enclave of Afrin after a brief lull, killing and wounding several people, the military and Kurdish officials said Friday. The attacks on border areas and the main town in the region began Thursday night and have been among the worst since the Turkish army and Ankara-backed opposition fighters began a ground and air campaign on the Afrin enclave three weeks ago, Kurdish officials said. The new bloodshed came as Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed cooperating more closely to resolve the Syrian conflict on Friday. The civil war has killed about 400,000 and displaced half the population. Wannabe spy arrested in Germany • German authorities say they have arrested a man who offered his services as an agent to three foreign intelligence services. Federal prosecutors said the German, 27, identified only as Danny Guenter G. in line with local privacy rules, was arrested in Leipzig on Wednesday. They said Friday he was released but is still under investigation for declaring himself prepared to carry out espionage. Prosecutors said the suspect sent application letters to three foreign services, which they didn’t identify, asking to be employed as an agent. They added, “He said he was prepared, if he was recruited, to carry out any activities asked of him.”

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hostages and families of the group’s victims are urging Britain and the United States to put two recently captured extremists on trial, arguing that denying them justice would simply give oxygen to the hatred and violence they supported. French journalist Nicolas Henin, who was held by the men and their comrades for 10 months, said he wanted justice after the arrest of the two Britons, who were part of the notorious cell dubbed “The Beatles.” Henin told the BBC that the men should be tried in the U.K., not shipped to Guantanamo Bay, because revenge will just breed more violence. “I will be extremely frustrated if they were not offered a fair trial,” Henin said. “The worst thing we can do with the terrorist is to deprive him from his rights, because then you make a terrorist become a victim, and if you victimize someone then you just fuel his narrative and you just confirm his narrative.” The comments came after U.S. officials confirmed that El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Amon Kotey, who grew up in London before traveling to the Middle East to join the Islamic State, were captured in early January in eastern Syria. U.S. officials have since interrogated the men, who were part of the Islamic State cell that captured, tortured and beheaded more than two dozen hostages, including American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and aid worker Peter Kassig. Hundreds of foreign nationals fought alongside Islamic State as

Indonesia looks to tighten laws on sex • Prodded by religious conservatives, Indonesia is moving toward outlawing gay sex — and even sex outside of marriage — in a jarring change for a country long seen as a bastion of tolerance in the Islamic world. The proposed sexual crackdown in the Southeast Asian archipelago of more than 260 million people — the world’s largest Muslimmajority nation and third-largest democracy — is drawing criticism at home and abroad from human rights organizations and LGBT activists. They warn that penal code revisions under consideration in parliament would discriminate against large numbers of people, promote extremist views and reverse democratic gains. Fresh from London sewers, ‘fatberg’ makes museum debut • The Mona Lisa it is not. But the new “Fatberg!” exhibition in London is nonetheless drawing attention. The latest attraction at the Museum of London is rocklike and repugnant. Chunks from the 143-ton fatberg found in London’s sewer system went on display at the Museum of London on Friday. The giant blob was discovered in September. It took nine weeks to dismantle the congealed clump of grease, wet wipes, condoms and other icky items. Fatbergs are a major problem in London, which has a Victorian sewer system. A British utility company spends about 1 million pounds ($1.4 million) a month dismantling fatbergs. From news services

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it took control of large parts of Syria, raising concern that they will bring terrorism with them if they ever return home. The capture of Elsheikh and Kotey could yield precious intelligence about what happened to those fighters as Islamic State was defeated on the battlefield, and information about the fate of their hostages, said Shiraz Maher, a senior research fellow at the International Center for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence at King’s College London. “It’s hugely significant for a lot of the western countries who had hostages who were captured by Islamic State,” he said. “I think it demonstrates that there remain high-value, significant players at large.” Maher agreed that Elsheikh and Kotey should be brought to trial because it will help bring closure to their victims and send a message to anyone else who considers joining Islamic State or other extremist groups. The two are believed to be linked to Mohammed Emwazi, the masked British insurgent known as Jihadi John who appeared in several videos that showed the beheading of Western hostages. The cell was nicknamed “The Beatles” because all four members had English accents. The American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces captured the two men last month, and the U.S. helped identify them with biometric data and other tools. Their capture was first reported by the New York Times. Emwazi died in a U.S. airstrike in 2015. The fourth member of the cell, Aine Lesley Davis, was convicted of being a member of a terrorist organization and jailed for at least seven years by a court in Silivri, Turkey, in May 2017. Diane Foley, James Foley’s mother, said that Elsheikh’s and Kotey’s crimes were “beyond imagination” and that they should spend the rest of their lives in prison.

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Davis Jr. in 2014. He also was convicted of attempted murder, carjacking, weapons violations and other crimes. “I’m going to kill more cops soon,” Bracamontes said as he was led away from the courtroom. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Bracamontes, who has repeatedly blurted out in court that he killed the deputies and wished he had killed more. Defense attorneys, who declined to comment after the verdict, argued that Bracamontes was mentally ill and high on methamphetamine during the shootings and should be spared.

Flu remains force to be reckoned with in U.S. The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. and remains widespread in Missouri and Illinois. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009. And it surpasses every winter flu season since 2003, when the government changed the way it measures flu. Flu cases in Missouri this week topped the total for 20162017, with several months left in the season. Last week, 43 states had high patient traffic for the flu, up from 42, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. The season has seen a nasty type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths than other flu bugs.

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Delisah Revell holds her 10-month-old daughter, Kelce, who was being treated in the emergency room for the flu at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston, Ga., on Friday. “Once I saw how high her fever was and the crying and she was irritable, I brought her in,” said Revell. The flu remains widespread throughout the U.S., the CDC reported Friday.

to take a male suspect into custody on a warrant from the municipal court in Locust Grove, McBrayer said. He wouldn’t say who fired first nor identify the slain suspect.

Shootout near Atlanta leaves 1 officer dead, 2 others wounded • A police officer whose wife is expecting the couple’s second baby was killed Friday and two deputies were wounded in a shooting that also left a suspect dead south of Atlanta, authorities said. Henry County Sheriff Keith McBrayer said gunfire broke out as the officers were serving an arrest warrant about 11 a.m. at a home in Locust Grove. McBrayer said one deputy was in serious condition and undergoing surgery, and had been hit below the bulletproof vest. The other was hit in the vest and in fair condition. Gunshots were fired inside the house as the deputies were trying

Arkansas governor drawn into ‘Babe Bracket’ controversy • Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said during a radio show Friday that its hosts’ “Babe Bracket,” which has listeners rate 16 local female television personalities in a tournament-like contest, is conducted in a well-meaning way, but he later said he wasn’t endorsing the game. Later Friday, his office issued a statement in which the governor said he was simply noting the recent controversy. “My point was simple — I believe the hosts of the show are wellintentioned and their long-running

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contest was always done without any malicious intent,” Hutchinson said of radio station KABZ. A TV news director who formerly supported the 21-year-old contest wrote in a blog post last week that the contest should end. The KABZ hosts have said they plan to continue it but hadn’t received clearance from station management. Illegal immigrant convicted in deputies’ deaths • A man in the United States illegally was convicted Friday of killing two California deputies in a case that helped fuel the national immigration debate. Luis Bracamontes was found guilty of murder in the shootings of Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County sheriff’s Detective Michael

38 vehicles involved in weatherrelated crash in Michigan • Police counted up 16 semitrailers among 38 vehicles involved in a chainreaction crash amid heavy snowfall that blocked Interstate 94 in southwestern Michigan for several hours. Michigan State Police said no one was seriously hurt in the Friday afternoon pileup in the highway’s eastbound lanes just east of Kalamazoo. The crashes started to happen as emergency crews were working to remove a jackknifed semi from the highway. Several cars, SUVs and semitrailers slid into each other or went off the roadway into a ditch. The National Weather Service said the Kalamazoo area had seen at least 6 inches of fresh snowfall since late Thursday as the entire upper Midwest remained under a winter storm warning. Octopus birth caught on video is a hit online • A remarkable video showing the birth of an octopus at the Virginia Aquarium has been viewed more than 1 million times on social media.

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The clip shows a baby Caribbean reef octopus wriggling out of a flowerlike section of eggs. Almost immediately, the colorless creature’s cells fire pigment, giving it a brownish hue. It waves its tiny arms and shoots off into the water. Aquarium spokesman Matthew Klepeisz said its researchers have theorized that the swift pigment flow is due either to the stress of being born or to an instinct to camouflage quickly. The aquarium in Virginia Beach posted the 10-second video on its Facebook page Wednesday, and it had been viewed 1.5 million times by Friday afternoon. Klepeisz said the aquarium was “thrilled” with the response to the video. Man who hacked Palin’s email dies • A relative says a man who hacked the personal email account of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin in 2008 has died. Mike Kernell said on his Facebook page that his son David Kernell had died. In a statement obtained by The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn., the family says David Kernell was 30 when he died last week in California of complications related to progressive multiple sclerosis. Kernell was attending the University of Tennessee when he guessed security answers to enter Palin’s Yahoo account. He changed the password and then posted the new password, family photographs and some emails online. Kernell served 10 months in prison for obstruction of justice after destroying evidence from his computer. Palin expressed condolences on her Facebook page. From news services

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Blues pass rugged test Victory at Winnipeg follows long trip and late night BLUES 5 JETS 2

BY TOM TIMMERMANN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

> 11:20 a.m. Sunday vs. Penguins, KSDK (5) > Edmundson is out at least six weeks with broken arm. B6

The corner of Portage and Main in downtown Winnipeg is often referred to as the coldest intersection in Canada, and the Blues’ offense over the past two months has seemed every bit as cold. On a day when the temperature was in the single digits in Canada’s Gateway to

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA •

the West, the Blues’ offense, which re-ignited against Colorado on Thursday, scored five times and outplayed the Jets for most of the game in a 5-2 win at Bell MTS Place on Friday. On Tuesday, when the Blues were getting thumped by Minnesota, it seemed like it would be a cold day in hell before the Blues could put together a game like this. Turns out they just needed a cold day in the

plains of central Canada. “It’s about all we could ask for as coaches, that’s for sure,” said Blues coach Mike Yeo, “and I think what they could ask for from each other. It was similar for them as last night. Guys were competing for each other.” It was a tough back-toback for the Blues, who played at home against Colorado on See BLUES • Page B6

THE CANADIAN PRESS

The Blues’ Robert Bortuzzo (41) attempts to block a shot by Winnipeg’s Bryan Little during the second period Friday night.

POLITICS, POSTURING INSEPARABLE FROM OPENING CEREMONY

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Michael Porter Jr. is trying to return from back surgery sooner than expected.

Porter hopes to see action this season BY DAVE MATTER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A NIGHT OF UNITY BY DAVID WHARTON • Los Angeles Times

PYEONCHANG, SOUTH KOREA • A rum-

bling sound drifted through the stands at Olympic Stadium, soon growing to a roar, the crowd finally stirring on a wind-chilled night. Nothing about the opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Games — not the music or the light shows, certainly not the speeches — carried quite as much charge as the entrance of the Korean athletes. This wasn’t just the home team marching onto the field; this was a combined squad from the North and South, from neighboring countries that have endured decades of uneasy armistice. “We are all touched by this wonderful gesture,” said Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee. “We all join and support you in your message of peace.” The moment confirmed what should have been evident — if you hold the Games in the middle of the Korean peninsula, sport cannot help being drawn into politics.

See OLYMPICS • Page B3

> INSIDE: U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn hopes to end Olympic career on high note. B3

Erin Hamlin carries the flag of the United States during the opening ceremony. AP PHOTOS

See MIZZOU • Page B4 U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (bottom row, right) sits next to his wife, Karen Pence, and just in front of Kim Yo Jong (top row, right), sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Friday’s opening ceremony. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Athletes from North and South Korea wave Korean unification flags as they march in during the opening ceremony in Pyeonchang, South Korea on Friday. North Korea sent 22 athletes to compete, some on teams with South Korea.

Schafer is back to take another shot with Cards BY RICK HUMMEL St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JUPITER, FLA. • The most likely roster allotment for the Cardinals this season would be 12 pitchers and five extra men to go with the eight regulars, equaling the 25-player limit. But, for the second season in succession, the Cardinals have a chance to employ 13 pitchers with five extra men or 12 pitchers with six bench players.

That would seem to add up to 26 players. This is where lefthanded-throwing, lefthanded-batting Jordan Schafer comes in. The speedy Schafer, who has 103 big-league stolen bases as an outfielder, converted to relief pitching in 2016 in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ system, largely because of his low .228 big-league batting average in 1,292 at-bats with See CARDS • Page B2

COLUMBIA, MO. • Michael Porter Jr. will remain on the bench when Mississippi State visits Mizzou Arena on Saturday, but the freshman’s comeback tour could be coming to a college court sooner rather than later. For the first time in more than a month, Porter talked to reporters Friday, and while > 1 p.m. he’s still not cleared Saturday vs. to practice with the Mississippi Tigers, the 6-10 for- St., ESPN2 ward confirmed he wants to play again this season. The five-star recruit played only 127 seconds in Mizzou’s season opener Nov. 10 and two weeks later underwent back surgery that’s since kept him sidelined. Porter has started intense individual workouts under MU strength coach Nicodemus

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Jordan Schafer works out last month in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., as he gets ready to try to make it as a pitcher and outfielder.

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey was in St. Louis this week to check out Scottrade Center.

Sankey talks SEC ahead of tourney BEN FREDERICKSON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

After stepping out on faith to bring the Southeastern Conference men’s basketball tournament to St. Louis, stepping back onto the ice was no big deal. Skating for the first time in nearly eight years, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey recalled fond memories of his hockey-playing youth in the Northeast — until a few trips around the Scottrade Center ice led to a stiffening ankle that reminded him it had been a while. Sankey, in St. Louis this week to stir excitement about the first SEC men’s basketball tournament to be played on this side of the Mississippi River, borrowed See FREDERICKSON • B4

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SATURDAY • 02.10.2018 • B

Blues pass rugged test Victory at Winnipeg follows long trip and late night BLUES 5 JETS 2

BY TOM TIMMERMANN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

> 11:20 a.m. Sunday vs. Penguins, KSDK (5) > Edmundson is out at least six weeks with broken arm. B6

The corner of Portage and Main in downtown Winnipeg is often referred to as the coldest intersection in Canada, and the Blues’ offense over the past two months has seemed every bit as cold. On a day when the temperature was in the single digits in Canada’s Gateway to

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA •

the West, the Blues’ offense, which re-ignited against Colorado on Thursday, scored five times and outplayed the Jets for most of the game in a 5-2 win at Bell MTS Place on Friday. On Tuesday, when the Blues were getting thumped by Minnesota, it seemed like it would be a cold day in hell before the Blues could put together a game like this. Turns out they just needed a cold day in central Canada.

“It’s about all we could ask for as coaches, that’s for sure,” said Blues coach Mike Yeo, “and I think what they could ask for from each other. It was similar for them as last night. Guys were competing for each other.” Tuesday’s loss to Minnesota now seems a million miles away. Instead of falling six points behind Winnipeg and See BLUES • Page B6

THE CANADIAN PRESS

The Blues’ Robert Bortuzzo (41) attempts to block a shot by Winnipeg’s Bryan Little during the second period Friday night.

POLITICS, POSTURING INSEPARABLE FROM OPENING CEREMONY

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Michael Porter Jr. is trying to return from back surgery sooner than expected.

Porter hopes to see action this season BY DAVE MATTER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A NIGHT OF UNITY BY DAVID WHARTON • Los Angeles Times

PYEONCHANG, SOUTH KOREA • A rum-

bling sound drifted through the stands at Olympic Stadium, soon growing to a roar, the crowd finally stirring on a wind-chilled night. Nothing about the opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Games — not the music or the light shows, certainly not the speeches — carried quite as much charge as the entrance of the Korean athletes. This wasn’t just the home team marching onto the field; this was a combined squad from the North and South, from neighboring countries that have endured decades of uneasy armistice. “We are all touched by this wonderful gesture,” said Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee. “We all join and support you in your message of peace.” The moment confirmed what should have been evident — if you hold the Games in the middle of the Korean peninsula, sport cannot help being drawn into politics.

See OLYMPICS • Page B3

> INSIDE: U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn hopes to end Olympic career on high note. B3

Erin Hamlin carries the flag of the United States during the opening ceremony. AP PHOTOS

See MIZZOU • Page B4 U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (bottom row, right) sits next to his wife, Karen Pence, and just in front of Kim Yo Jong (top row, right), sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Friday’s opening ceremony. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Athletes from North and South Korea wave Korean unification flags as they march in during the opening ceremony in Pyeonchang, South Korea on Friday. North Korea sent 22 athletes to compete, some on teams with South Korea.

Schafer is back to take another shot with Cards BY RICK HUMMEL St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JUPITER, FLA. • The most likely roster allotment for the Cardinals this season would be 12 pitchers and five extra men to go with the eight regulars, equaling the 25-player limit. But, for the second season in succession, the Cardinals have a chance to employ 13 pitchers with five extra men or 12 pitchers with six bench players.

That would seem to add up to 26 players. This is where lefthanded-throwing, lefthanded-batting Jordan Schafer comes in. The speedy Schafer, who has 103 big-league stolen bases as an outfielder, converted to relief pitching in 2016 in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ system, largely because of his low .228 big-league batting average in 1,292 at-bats with See CARDS • Page B2

COLUMBIA, MO. • Michael Porter Jr. will remain on the bench when Mississippi State visits Mizzou Arena on Saturday, but the freshman’s comeback tour could be coming to a college court sooner rather than later. For the first time in more than a month, Porter talked to reporters Friday, and while > 1 p.m. he’s still not cleared Saturday vs. to practice with the Mississippi Tigers, the 6-10 for- St., ESPN2 ward confirmed he wants to play again this season. The five-star recruit played only 127 seconds in Mizzou’s season opener Nov. 10 and two weeks later underwent back surgery that’s since kept him sidelined. Porter has started intense individual workouts under MU strength coach Nicodemus

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Jordan Schafer works out last month in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., as he gets ready to try to make it as a pitcher and outfielder.

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey was in St. Louis this week to check out Scottrade Center.

Sankey talks SEC ahead of tourney BEN FREDERICKSON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

After stepping out on faith to bring the Southeastern Conference men’s basketball tournament to St. Louis, stepping back onto the ice was no big deal. Skating for the first time in nearly eight years, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey recalled fond memories of his hockey-playing youth in the Northeast — until a few trips around the Scottrade Center ice led to a stiffening ankle that reminded him it had been a while. Sankey, in St. Louis this week to stir excitement about the first SEC men’s basketball tournament to be played on this side of the Mississippi River, borrowed See FREDERICKSON • B4

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Tuesday 2/13 vs. Texas A&M 6 p.m. ESPNU

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Schafer is still hoping to pitch, play outfield CARDS • FROM B1

Atlanta, Houston and Minnesota. Schafer pitched in 40 minorleague games with success and was impressive in the first couple of weeks of Cardinals’ camp last year. But, trying to push through some forearm issues that cropped up after his second mound appearance, he struggled in his last couple of outings and instead of making the team as an intriguing, two-way, non-roster player, he wound up on the operating table. The relative good news was that the surgery was not the full-blown Tommy John elbow replacement but merely a ligament repair. Late in the season, Schafer actually got into some minor league games — as a designated hitter for the Cardinals’ Gulf Coast League team and as an outfielder for Memphis, where he batted .450 in 20 at-bats. The Cardinals haven’t abandoned the dream, inviting Schafer, 31, to another big-league camp as a minor leaguer and the process begins anew, with Schafer already throwing off the mound. He had been doing that as early as a month following the end of the season. “I wasn’t necessarily ready to throw in games then, but my arm was healed,” Schafer said Friday. Schafer also will do plenty of throwing this spring as an outfielder, and he figures to tap into new coach Willie McGee’s basestealing program. “He’s the man,” said Schafer. “I’ve had a lot of success stealing bases. But Willie’s had a lot more success (352 career steals) than I’ve had.” Last spring, Schafer was doing something different almost every day, but he insists the various methods of throwing had nothing to do with needing surgery. “It was just wear and tear over the years,” said Schafer. “Honestly, I don’t think it had anything to do with the load that I had. Obviously, with me coming off the surgery, I’ll be smart and if I’m feeling a little tired, I’ll take a day (off). I’m not going to go all out from day one. But the stuff off the mound is more important to me right now because they know pretty much how I can help out being an outfielder for so long — either being in the outfield or hitting or stealing bases. I need to focus more on the mound stuff, to show that my arm is healthy and I can get guys out.” But Schafer could be an extra pitcher and an extra player at the same time. And the Cardinals, whose lefthanded relief was sketchy last year, may well need some help in the bullpen as Schafer hopes to be able to reach 92 miles per hour to complement his curveball, changeup and slider. “I feel great now and if I can just keep that going … but I literally have no idea what to expect,” he said. Schafer isn’t the only player trying to be a two-way performer this year. Japanese star Shohei Ohtani has signed on to be a pitcher and player for the Los Angeles Angels, although he

will be a starting pitcher once or so a week and a designated hitter so he won’t have any other throwing duties involved. In theory, Schafer could come in to face a lefthanded hitter, play defense in the outfield, pinch run, pinch hit or even bunt a runner over as a pinch hitter. “That’s very valuable to a team,” said Schafer, who allowed that more of these things are possible with a National League team, where the pitcher’s spot hits. “It gives a lot of flexibility to a roster,” he said. “I can do anything. I just have to be prepared at all times to do everything. “How long has it been since someone’s done it both ways for an entire season?” he wondered. “It’s fun. It’s a challenge.” The Cardinals easily could have cut ties with Schafer after the experiment didn’t play out last year, and he appreciates their patience. “They didn’t have to let me rehab here (in Jupiter),” said Schafer. “They didn’t have to let me come back and try this again. So, I’m very grateful to the organization.” Although he has spent most of his professional life as a position player, Schafer said, “Ever since I’ve been in high school, I’ve always loved pitching the most. I thought I was going to be drafted as a pitcher. It’s always been the most enjoyable because it’s competition every single pitch.” The Braves took him as an outfielder out of Winter Haven, Fla,., in the third round in 2005 and he made the majors for the first time as an outfielder in 2009, becoming the first player in history to homer in his first plate appearance on opening day when he hit one off Philadelphia’s Brett Myers. A lot of miles have been traveled by Schafer since that April 5 day nine years ago. Gwinnett, Rome, Mississippi, Oklahoma City, Houston, Atlanta, Minnesota, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Memphis all have been home bases at one time or another for him. He even made it overseas this last New Year’s Eve as he and some friends went to Paris, where his grandmother had been born. “Not a good experience,” said Schafer, who contracted food poisoning. “Too much cream and oil on everything.” One of the goals was to witness New Year’s Eve fireworks at the Arc de Triomphe. Longtime Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, who long has worked out in Orlando, Fla., with Schafer, was on hand, too, with his family. “It was 12:01 and it was like ‘Where are the fireworks?’ “Are we missing something?’” Schafer texted Gonzalez. Schafer later learned there had been some terrorist threats and the fireworks had been scrubbed, so as not to alarm anyone. Other than the food and the missing fireworks, Schafer said he enjoyed himself. He will always have Paris. Now, will he have a shot with the Cardinals as the rare, two-way player? Rick Hummel @cmshhummel on Twitter rhummel@post-dispatch.com

MLB NOTEBOOK Salary gap is a small one for Braves, Foltynewicz Pitcher Mike Foltynewicz went to salary arbitration with the Atlanta Braves over a difference of $100,000, the smallest gap in a hearing since 1994. The 26-year-old righthander asked Gary Kendellen, Mark Burstein and Walt De Treux for a raise from $544,000 to $2.3 million in his first year of arbitration eligibility. The Braves argued for $2.2 million during Friday’s hearing. Foltynewicz was 10-13 with a 4.79 ERA last year in a career-high 28 starts and one relief appearance. He is 23-25 with a 4.87 ERA in parts of four major league seasons after starting out with Houston. The previous case involving a gap that small was when New York Yankees first baseman Kevin Maas was awarded a raise from $225,000 to $425,000 rather than his $490,000 request. Players have a 7-4 record with two awaiting decisions and 10 scheduled to be heard. Nava in Pirates’ camp • Outfielder Daniel Nava has finalized a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates and will report to major league spring training. Now 34, Nava batted .301 with eight doubles, four homers and 21 RBIs in 80 games for Philadelphia last year. He has a .266 average with 29 homers and 206 RBIs for five teams. Owner wants Rays in Tampa • The owner of the Tampa Bay Rays plans to make a historic neighborhood in the city of Tampa the team’s next home. Stuart Sternberg said at a news conference Friday that the team would focus its new ballpark search on a 14-acre site in Ybor City that sits just north of Ybor Channel. It’s the first time the team has publicly stated its preference for Tampa over St. Petersburg, its home for more than 20 years. The timeline of such a project is unclear. A new ballpark is likely to cost more than $700 million. Phillies invite Flaherty, Cowgill • Infielder Ryan Flaherty and outfielder Collin Cowgill have agreed to minor league contracts with the Philadelphia Phillies and will attend big league spring training. Flaherty has a .215 batting average with 35 homers and 128 RBIs in six seasons with the Baltimore Orioles. Cowgill has a career .234 average with 12 homers and 57 RBIs in six seasons with five teams. He last played in the majors in 2016 with Cleveland. Giants sign Holland • Veteran lefthander Derek Holland has signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants. The 31-year-old Holland pitched his first eight seasons for Texas, then went 7-14 with a 6.20 ERA in 29 outings and 26 starts last year for the White Sox. Puerto Rico wins again • Jonathan Morales hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning, and Puerto Rico won its second straight Caribbean Series title, rallying past the Dominican Republic 9-4 on Thursday night in Guadalajara, Mexico. The Caguas Criollos gave Puerto Rico its 16th title in the tournament. Only the Dominican Republic (19) has more. Associated Press

DIGEST Serena Williams returns in Fed Cup on Sunday Serena Williams won’t be playing in either of Saturday’s Fed Cup singles matches as she returns to competitive tennis this week, five months after becoming a mother. Williams will team up with Lauren Davis to face Lesley Kerkhove and Demi Schuurs in Sunday’s doubles match as the United States opens its Fed Cup title defense against the Netherlands in Asheville, N.C. Serena She isn’t currently Williams scheduled to play singles either Saturday or Sunday. The U.S. still has the opportunity after Saturday’s play to alter its Sunday lineup. Venus Williams will play Arantxa Rus and CoCo Vandeweghe faces Richel Hogerkamp on Saturday. Serena Williams hasn’t played an official match since winning the 2017 Australian Open. Williams later revealed she was pregnant during that tournament. (AP) Rhode Island tops Davidson • Cyril Langevine scored a career-high 14 points and added eight rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench to help No. 18 Rhode Island beat Davidson 72-59 and tie a school record with its 15th win in a row. Jarvis Garrett scored 17 for the

Rams (20-3, 12-0 Atlantic 10), who last won 15 straight in 1939-40. Kellan Grady scored 19 for Davidson (13-10, 8-4). The Wildcats, who had won eight of their last 10, made 20 3-pointers in Tuesday’s victory over St. Joseph’s but shot just four of 17 from beyond the arc against URI. URI held a 15-13 lead before scoring 12 of the next 13 points to open a double-digit lead it never relinquished. (AP) Oregon receiver plans to transfer to Missouri • The Missouri football team is getting a second graduate transfer from Oregon. Wide receiver Alex Ofodile, a former all-state player at Columbia Rock Bridge High School, will leave the Pac-12 school and play for his hometown team, he told PowerMizzou.com. Ofodile caught four passes for 31 yards the last two seasons with the Ducks. He will have two years of eligibility at Missouri, starting this fall. Ofodile is the son of newly promoted Missouri receivers coach A.J. Ofodile, who had been Missouri’s director of recruiting the last two years and moved into the receivers coach position last month. (Dave Matter) Top-seeded Goffin advances • Top seed David Goffin did not face a break point as he beat qualifier Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the Open Sud de France.

Goffin next meets Richard Gasquet, who beat Damir Dzumhur 6-4, 6-2 at the indoor tournament in Montpellier, France. Third seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga faces Lucas Pouille in the other semifinal. Tsonga defeated Andrey Rublev 6-4, 7-6 (1), while his French Davis Cup teammate beat Benoit Paire 6-1, 6-4. (AP) U.S. men to play at Dublin • Ireland says it will play the United States in a men’s soccer exhibition in Dublin on June 2, a matchup of teams that failed to qualify for the World Cup. The Football Association of Ireland announced the game Friday. The U.S. Soccer Federation doesn’t announce matches until it has a signed contract. (AP) Ambush win in KC • The visiting St. Louis Ambush raced to a 4-0 lead and then held on for a 7-6 win over the Kansas City Comets (5-12). Jerjer Gibson scored twice to lead the Ambush (3-15), who also got goals from Raphael Nascimento, Dylan Hundelt, James Thomas, Corey Adamson and Hewerton Moriera. The Ambush come back Saturday at 7:05 p.m., hosting Cedar Rapids Rampage (8-9) at Family Arena. Celebrating 30 years of professional indoor soccer in St. Louis, Saturday’s festivities will feature an alumni game featuring ex-players from the Ambush, Steamers and Storm at 5 p.m. (Joe Lyons)


PY EONGCH A NG 2018

02.10.2018 • SATURDAY • M 1

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH • B3

HIGHLIGHTS Topless Tongan steals show in the opening ceremony

Americans should win medal in Saturday’s slopestyle final

Korean women’s hockey opens vs. Switzerland

Pita Taufatofua was back as the shirtless flag bearer for the Tongan delegation, this time braving temperatures in the 20s with his oiled-up torso. At Rio in 2016, he competed in taekwondo. In South Korea, he’ll try his luck at cross-county skiing despite hailing from a nation where it does not snow.

Gus Kenworthy, the 2014 silver medalist in Sochi and a three-time Olympian, is the favorite to win Saturday’s slopestyle gold (6 p.m., live, NBCSN). But watch out for American teammate Red Gerard, who at 17 stands only 5 feet 5 and weighs 116 pounds. Gerard enters the Olympics in first place in the World Cup standings.

Plenty of attention Saturday will be focused on a preliminary round hockey match featuring the combined Korean women’s hockey team. The game against Switzerland is sold out and there are rumors that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister might attend. (6 a.m., USA Network)

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American Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn will compete in three events: downhill, super-G and combined.

Vonn hoping final Olympics worth the wait Knee injury kept her out of Sochi Games in 2014 BY NATHAN FENNO Los Angeles Times

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A young performer participates in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

IOC leader Bach calls opening special OLYMPICS • FROM B1

Even as the athletes bounced across the field, dressed in sparkling white coats, waving and throwing their arms in the air, there was intrigue in the dignitaries’ box above. There, Vice President Mike Pence sat just feet in front of Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The two never shook hands or spoke, according to Pence’s office, but the optics were startling nonetheless. All week long, it seemed that Olympic organizers understood the circumstances. “Sport cannot lead the policy in the political arena,” said Lee Hee-beom, president of the organizing committee. “But we are aiming for a ‘Peace’ Olympic Games.” Friday night’s two-hour ceremony, in this mountainous region 50 miles from the Demilitarized Zone, echoed that sentiment with the story of five children moving toward a “peace envisioned by Koreans.” This theme began with the sounding of a traditional temple bell at the center of the darkened stadium and then continued with vignettes of music and dance. The children walked through a stylized landscape of animals and trees, finding their way to a heavenly altar. Organizers made generous use of images from the country’s history and mythology. The last time Korea hosted the Olympics — the 1988 Summer Games — things were not so harmonious. A few months before the competition began, Korean Air Flight 858 was downed in a bombing later attributed to North Korean agents. The run-up to these Games has been almost as tense, with North Korea’s Kim and President Trump trading barbs and raising concerns about nuclear conflict in the region.

But in a New Year’s Day speech, Kim made a public overture toward South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Last-minute negotiations paved the way for North Korea to send a contingent of 22 athletes across the border to compete in five sports. The countries, who had marched together in past Games, went a step further this time by agreeing to form a unified women’s hockey team. “For me, coming from a formerly divided country … this is really a very special and emotional moment,” said Bach, who was a medal-winning fencer for Germany. The IOC leader was embroiled in another controversy this week involving the Russian contingent. Russia had been barred from competing as a nation because of a widespread doping controversy. Individual athletes were invited to participate as “neutrals” if they could prove they had not used performance-enhancing drugs. At the opening ceremony, scores of these “Olympic Athletes from Russia” took part in the Parade of Nations wearing outfits that bore no national markings. Not everyone was happy with the arrangement. Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted on several occasions that the U.S. was behind an unfair prosecution of his country. In meetings a few days ago, IOC members argued bitterly over whether the punishment was stern enough. All of this threatened to overshadow what ranks as the largest Winter Games, with 92 nations bringing nearly 3,000 athletes to compete in 102 medal events. The 244-member U.S. squad arrived with a number of established stars, including snowboarder Shaun White and skiers Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin. There also were promising newcom-

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ers such as figure skater Nathan Chen and snowboarder Chloe Kim. “That mix,” team leader Alan Ashley said, “really gives us a great opportunity.” There was also some tension in the U.S. contingent. Speedskater Shani Davis didn’t attend the ceremony after losing a coin flip to Erin Hamlin to carry the U.S. flag and lead American athletes into the stadium. But ahead of the Games, skiing, snowboarding and skating have taken a back seat as Lee and other Olympic officials expressed hope that sports might pave the way toward better relations between the North and South. The ceremony ended with the Korean women’s hockey players carrying the Olympic torch to the rim of the stadium where South Korean figure skater Yuna Kim ignited the cauldron. Then came a booming display of fireworks. In his speech to the crowd, Bach seemed to hope that once competition began in earnest this weekend, things might quiet down, allowing sports to take center stage. “Dear athletes,” he said, “now it’s your turn.”

OLYMPICS ON TV SATURDAY 1-4 a.m. • Cross country: women’s skiathlon final (live); Curling: USA vs. China mixed doubles (NBCSN) 4-6:35 a.m. • Speedskating: men’s 1,500 final (live, NBCSN) 6-8:30 a.m. • Women’s hockey: Switzerland vs. Korea (live, USA) 6:35-10:30 a.m. • Ski jumping: men’s normal hill final (live); Snowboarding: men’s slopestyle (NBCSN) 10:30 a.m.-noon • Luge: men’s singles (NBCSN) Noon-4 p.m. • Speedskating: women’s 3,000 final; Biathlon: women’s 7.5 sprint final; Curling: USA vs. Norway mixed doubles (NBCSN) 2-5 p.m. • Snowboarding: men’s slopestyle; Speedskating: men’s 1,500 final; Ski jumping: men’s normal hill final; Luge: men’s singles (KSDK, Ch. 5) 6-8:45 p.m. • Snowboarding: men’s slopestyle final (live, NBCSN) 7-10 p.m. • Figure skating: team event (live), ice dancing short, ladies’ short; Skiing: men’s downhill final (KSDK, Ch. 5) 8:45 p.m.-12:30 a.m. • Curling: USA vs. Finland mixed doubles; Snowboarding: women’s slopestyle (live, NBCSN)

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12:30-1:40 a.m. • Curling: Canada vs. South Korea (NBCSN) 1:40-4 a.m. • Women’s hockey: USA vs. Finland (live, NBCSN) 4-8 a.m. • Biathlon: men’s 10K sprint final (live); Speedskating: men’s 5,000 final; Cross Country: men’s skiathlon final (NBCSN) 6-8:30 a.m. • Women’s hockey: Canada vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia (live, USA) 12:30-4:30 p.m. • Curling: mixed doubles tiebreaker; Luge: men’s singles final runs (NBCSN) 2-5 p.m. • Speedskating: men’s 5,000 final; Biathlon: men’s 10K Sprint final; Cross Country: men’s Skiathlon final (KSDK, Ch. 5) 4:30-7 p.m. • Biathlon: men’s 10K sprint final (NBCSN) 6-10 p.m. • Figure skating: team final (live), men’s free, ladies’ free, ice dancing free; Skiing: women’s giant slalom (live), women’s moguls final; Snowboard: women’s slopestyle final; Luge: men’s singles final runs (KSDK, Ch. 5) 7-10:30 p.m. • Snowboarding: women’s slopestyle final (live); Curling: mixed doubles semifinal (NBCSN) 10:30 p.m.-1:40 a.m. • Curling: mixed doubles semifinal; Speedskating: men’s 5,000 final (NBCSN) 10:35 p.m.-midnight • Skiing: women’s giant slalom final (live); Snowboarding: women’s halfpipe (live, KSDK, Ch. 5)

Lindsey Vonn waited eight years to return to the Winter Olympics. But the waiting continued when the U.S. Alpine skiing icon boarded a flight from Munich, Germany, to Seoul on Wednesday for the Pyeongchang Games. Vonn, who missed the Sochi Olympics in 2014 because of an injured right knee, eventually had to switch planes. Then the replacement flight sat on the tarmac for six hours. “Well, hopefully we get to Korea,” Vonn tweeted to more than 980,000 followers. When she finally arrived — the last U.S. athlete to go through team processing — the journey had taken 24 hours. The long wait is almost over. “I want to end on a high note,” said Vonn, whose first race is the super-G on Feb. 17. “I want to put an exclamation point on my career.” The three-time Olympian is the biggest name in the 11 days of Alpine competition in the windswept Taebaek Mountains. Vonn, 33, won two World Cup downhill races in Germany last weekend, giving her 81 career victories. The alltime record is 86 wins, a mark she expects to surpass. But Vonn is focused on the Olympics after a series of injuries the last four years. There’s the right knee, a broken left ankle, hairline fracture in her left knee and broken right arm. Finally healthy, Vonn will compete in the downhill, her best event (for which she collected a gold medal at the Vancouver Games in 2010), super-G and combined. Her knee prevents her from trying the giant slalom. Regardless of the outcome, Vonn expects this to be her final Olympics. “It’s what I think about when I wake up and it’s what I think about when I go to sleep,” she said. But Vonn’s preeminence will be challenged by U.S. teammate Mikaela Shiffrin. She is the world’s most dominant skier, amassing almost twice as many overall points as Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener, the No. 2 competitor on the World Cup circuit this season. At the Sochi Olympics, Shiffrin, 22, became the youngest competitor to ever win the slalom. And she hasn’t slowed down. Shiffrin won nine of 10 races during a three-week stretch in December and January. She’s the heavy favorite to retain the title in the slalom and will contend to finish on the podium in the giant slalom and combined events, as well. “There’s a target on my back and I’m just trying to stay ahead of the arrow that’s trying to catch me,” Shiffrin said recently. But two of the most familiar names in U.S. skiing won’t be competing in Pyeongchang. Instead, Bode Miller and Julia Mancuso will be working for NBC. Miller, who won six Olympic medals, retired in October. Mancuso, the most decorated female U.S. Olympic skier, followed suit in January, unable to fully return after right hip surgery that sidelined her for two seasons. There are other absences. Two of the best U.S. speed specialists, Steven Nyman and Travis Ganong, suffered serious knee injuries in the last month and a half that kept them at home. And Jackie Wiles, expected to be a key part of the women’s team, suffered several serious injuries to her left leg when she crashed in Germany last week. But Ted Ligety — nicknamed “Ted Shred” and “Mr. GS” — returns. The giant slalom champion in Sochi hasn’t had an easy path back. He underwent back surgery 13 months ago and returned from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in 2016.


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M 1 • SATUrDAy • 02.10.2018

Hitting the boards pays off for Billikens Strategy has helped make up for a lack of outside shooting

SLU VS. LA SALLE

BY STU DURANDO St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Generating offense was a problem that became apparent quickly this season as St. Louis University coach Travis Ford adjusted to a roster short on natural scorers and shooters. As he surveyed the landscape of physicality and bulk among his players, Ford realized one way the Billikens could create more scoring opportunities was through offensive rebounding. So, he went heavy on the pursuit of the team’s own missed shots at the risk of leaving the Billikens vulnerable defensively. That emphasis has made them the top offensive rebounding team in the Atlantic 10, has created an advantage against most opponents and, more recently, has helped produce more wins. “It was a matter of looking at our personnel and trying to play to our individual strengths and find other ways to score,” he said. “It allows our guys to play a little more freely to an extent. It lets them get after it and that’s part of being physical and aggressive. I don’t know if I’ve ever put an emphasis on offensive rebounding in 20-something years as a head coach like I have this year.” SLU is averaging 13.3 offensive rebounds a game in the A-10 entering Saturday night’s meeting with La Salle at Chaifetz Arena. That has led to an average of 12.8 second-chance points while league opponents are producing only 7.9 per game. The Billikens aren’t doing it with a particularly tall group but by sending a lot of guys to the offensive glass, mainly Jordan Goodwin, Javon Bess and Hasahn French. They are among the top seven in the A-10 in offensive boards since league play started. “We just took it upon ourselves,” Bess said. “We’ve got to be more aggressive than

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St. Louis University guard Aaron Hines (center) competes for a rebound against SIUC guard Eric McGill (left) and teammate Javon Bess.

the other team. It’s all about toughness. I’ve learned about that since I first got to college. It’s a form of toughness on the court and I consider myself a tough player.” The Billikens were built to have a balance of guards and inside players, but the loss of three guards to the Title IX investigation created a completely different look. With points hard to come by from the perimeter at times, Ford needed to do something to generate more production. Bess is a 6-foot-6 swingman, Goodwin a 6-3 guard and French a 6-7 post player. But they have made their presence known and turned SLU into the top overall rebounding team in the league — offensive and defensive. Since the start of league play, only one opponent has grabbed more offensive rebounds in a game than SLU. Sometimes, it helps and sometimes it doesn’t. The Billikens outscored St. Bonaventure on second-chance points 13-3 but still lost by 23 points. But in a one-point road win over St. Joseph’s, SLU’s 12 offensive rebounds were a significant advantage over the home team’s five. SLU continues to seek the right balance be-

Porter is still hoping to return MIZZOU • FROM B1

Christopher and is scheduled to revisit his spinal surgeon next week in Dallas for a checkup. At that appointment, Porter hopes he’s cleared to begin full-contact practices with his teammates. “My rehab therapist thinks I’m good to go with practice except for the contact part,” he added. “I’m hoping the doctor clears me to do everything, contact included. That’s what I’d love to hear. But it’s not up to me. It’s up to me to work hard. It’s up to the doctor to tell me I’m ready to go.” When Porter had surgery Nov. 21, Mizzou initially announced he’d be out three to four months and probably miss the rest of the season. Porter is hopeful he’ll not only return this season but before tournament play begins. The Tigers (16-8, 6-5 Southeastern Conference) have seven regular-season games left before the SEC tournament starts March 7 in St. Louis. “I’d love to play again,” Porter said. “That was my whole reason to come to Mizzou, to play. I’m just having a great time watching the guys. I think people lose focus about what’s really important, and that’s that our team is doing good. We’re having a great year.” Porter last visited with spinal surgeon Andrew Dossett on Jan. 4. He wasn’t sure if his next appointment is next week or the following week, only that it was scheduled for six weeks after the most recent appointment. That would put him on pace for a checkup next Thursday. Porter said there’s “a good chance” Dossett clears him to practice. “I think the doctor is going to be amazed at my progress after six weeks,” he said, “and I’m very optimistic about meeting with him.” Porter underwent a procedure called a microdiscectomy of the L3-L4 spinal discs. He said he has “zero concerns” about re-injuring his back if he returns this season. “I feel better right now than I’ve ever felt,” he said. “Like, I feel great.” “I’m just a kid who wants to play basketball,” he added. “I’m not thinking about the risks. If I could play today I would play today. I’m not worried about re-injury. What I’m worried about is, is it good for our team if I come back? Because if it was tournament time and they said I’m ready to go, is that the best thing for our team? We’re doing really well right now and I think people are losing sight of that.” Should Porter’s doctors clear him to practice, Porter doesn’t believe he’ll need much time before he’s ready for his first game. Ultimately that will be coach Cuonzo Martin’s call. “I’m sitting on the bench watching our team do amazing things,” Porter said. “For me, I’m taking mental notes, looking at the plays we run, looking at how we play on defense, looking how hard we play and taking mental notes

so if and when I’m cleared to go, I can just hop right back in and it wouldn’t take me very many practices to be ready to go.” “You still have to practice and gets reps under your belt,” Martin said Friday. “It’s not like he went down two weeks ago. That’s a long time of not getting up and down the court, the physical part of it, the conditioning, the cutting, the plays.” Porter said he’d like “to get a couple games under my belt before hopping into tournament play.” Martin wasn’t sure if there’s a cutoff date by which Porter would have to play before it’s decided he can’t return this season. “The first thing is you always try to do what’s best,” Martin said. “What’s best is not always ideal for everybody involved. I’ll make that decision. We’ll make that decision and decide what’s best whenever that time presents itself, whenever that is. “The one thing that makes it good is he has a competitive spirit. He wants to play. He wants to compete. He wants to be on the floor. But you have to take all factors into consideration when you’re dealing with this. And not just the status of playing at the next level, but just the health of going through it.” Porter is still projected as a high lottery pick in this summer’s NBA draft, but he insisted Friday that he hasn’t decided if he’ll enter the draft or return for another year at Mizzou. “I’ve thought about it,” he said. “It’s still not one way or the other. People who say, ‘He’s going to the NBA,’ that’s not a fact. It’s still up in the air for me.”

MIZZOU RALLIES FOR RHYAN

Saturday’s visit from Mississippi State will mark Mizzou’s third annual “Rally for Rhyan” game, named in honor of Rhyan Loos, the daughter of former MU assistant coach Brad Loos, who in the fall of 2015 was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma. Rhyan, 7, has undergone multiple operations and treatments, and for the last year her body has shown no trace of the disease. “We’re very blessed,” said Loos, who now works in MU’s fundraising department. “Other than the fact that she’s still growing some hair back you’d never know anything is wrong with her. She acts like a regular 7-yearold little girl. She goes to cheerleading practice, goes to school, has great energy. We’re very blessed.” Just like the last two years, proceeds collected at the game will go toward pediatric cancer research trials. The first two games, Mizzou victories over Tennessee and Arkansas, respectively, raised more than $104,000. Mizzou will accept cash donations on the concourse during the game and also hold a 50/50 raffle and silent auction. Dave Matter @dave_matter on Twitter dmatter@post-dispatch.com

MISSOURI VS. MISSISSIPPI STATE When • 1 p.m. Saturday Where • Mizzou Arena Series • Mississippi State leads 6-4. Last meeting, MSU 74, Missouri 62, Jan. 27, 2018 TV, radio • ESPN2, KTRS (550 AM) Records • MU is 16-8, 6-5 SEC; Mississippi State is 18-6, 6-5. About Mizzou • The Tigers ride a three-game winning streak into a crucial game for SEC tournament seeding. Mizzou erased an early 11-0 deficit at Ole Miss on Tuesday to win 75-69. … Kassius Robertson, making a strong push for All-SEC honors, scored a season-high 27 points in the win and ranks fourth in the league in scoring in SEC play with 18 points a game. … Freshman forward Jontay Porter is coming off his most complete game: 18 points, 13 rebounds and five

blocked shots. … At Ole Miss, senior guard Jordan Barnett didn’t connect on a field goal for the first time all season and scored a season-low two points. About Mississippi State • Ben Howland’s team has won four straight games, including Tuesday’s home win over Alabama. … The Bulldogs lost five of six SEC games in January but have climbed into a tie with Missouri for fourth place in the conference. … MSU is 1-5 in road games. … Quinndary Weatherspoon remains MSU’s best offensive player, leading Howland’s team with 15 points a game. He scored 20 points and added six rebounds and four assists against MU two weeks ago. … The Bulldogs rank No. 350 out of 351 Division I teams in 3-point shooting at 28.1 percent. Dave Matter

tween committing to the offensive boards and being able to defend in transition. “It can put you at a disadvantage in defensive transition at times, and we’ve got a little issue with that right now,” Ford said. “We’re working on trying to do both. If we can become pretty good, that’s a good weapon you have.” La Salle has not been a good rebounding team, although the Explorers do have one of the A-10’s best in B.J. Johnson, who averages 8.1. He didn’t play the first time the team’s met in Philadelphia. His absence didn’t hurt La Salle at all in that game. The Explorers dominated the Billikens from start to finish to post an 83-60 win that was lopsided all the way. “That was our first (A-10) game with a new team coming together and we didn’t know what to expect,” Bess said. “I know I didn’t. Now we know what teams are going to do and what we need to win games. “That gives us a little pep in our step, knowing what they did to us.” Stu Durando @studurando on Twitter sdurando@post-dispatch.com

When • 7 p.m. Saturday Where • Chaifetz Arena All-time series • SLU leads 13-9. TV, radio • Fox Sports Midwest; WXOS (101.1 FM) Records • SLU is 13-12, 6-6 in Atlantic 10; La Salle is 10-14, 4-7. About the Billikens • Jordan Goodwin is the only freshman in SLU history to record 100 assists and 50 steals in a season. ... Jalen Johnson has made 10 of 21 3-pointers in the last four games, a stretch that has seen him average 12.5 points. ... After committing five turnovers against Dayton, SLU has averaged 15 in the last three games. ... The SLU defense had generated at least three steals in every game until the Billikens failed to get any at St. Bonaventure. About the Explorers • Forward B.J. Johnson leads the A-10 in scoring with 21 points a game. He is fourth in rebounding with an 8.1 average. ... Guard Pookie Powell scored 28 points against SLU in the first meeting. ... The Explorers are 1-8 in true road games, with the only victory coming at Pennsylvania on Nov. 13. ... Freshman Jamir Moultrie scored 19 points off the bench on Jan. 31 at Davidson and followed with an 18-point performance against St. Joseph’s. Stu Durando

SEC is off to best start in years FREDERICKSON • FROM B1

a pair of blades from the Blues for his Thursday afternoon spin. In fewer than four weeks, from March 7-11, basketball shoes will squeak where he skated. Everything is coming together quite nicely. The Scottrade Center renovations that helped steer the SEC here arrived as promised. The SEC is off to its best start in years. And the Mizzou basketball team has found new life under first-year coach Cuonzo Martin. The Tigers are NCAA Tournament contenders, and they could get freshman phenom Michael Porter Jr. back from back surgery in time for postseason play. “I remember 2016, my first basketball season as commissioner, and that Selection Sunday was no fun,” Sankey said. “We had three teams in (the NCAA Tournament). One of those teams was in Dayton. Texas A&M went to the Sweet 16 that year. Kentucky was out in the round of 32. That’s not what we expect of ourselves.” Improvements have been made under Sankey’s watch. Demands for stronger nonconference scheduling boosted the league’s tournament credentials. An influx of proven coaches led to sharper play and more talented players. Folks have noticed. Approximately 2,000 tickets remain for the SEC tournament. Bracket experts believe the field could include as many as eight NCAA Tournament teams. “Is it possible?” Sankey said. “Absolutely.” During his stop at St. Louis Sports Commission headquarters, Sankey sat down with the Post-Dispatch to discuss the SEC tournament, the state of Mizzou sports and the college athletics landscape at large. P-D: Cuonzo Martin called you before he took the Mizzou job. What is your relationship with him, and why were you excited to have him back in the league? Sankey: I respect the work he did at Tennessee. He took another opportunity, and I paid attention. Then I learned a little more about his roots in this region and in this area. Knowing who he is, how he worked, how he led and where he is from combined to produce that type of excitement and positive feeling when it eventually happened. You never know where a coaching hire goes. But it seems like he has been able to breathe a lot of momentum into the program, momentum that I think will continue under his leadership. P-D: You were on the scene for Mizzou football’s 35-3 home loss to Purdue. What is your view of the team, and how it finished the season? Sankey: I was there that day to present the professor of the year award to Dr. James Birchler. It was nice to meet Dr. Birchler, but it was a tough day for the football program, and for the spirit. That’s where I’m really impressed by the momentum generated after that. At Kentucky, they came up short, but very competitive in that game. Then they got onto that string where they learned how to win, and kept winning. ... There was some coaching transition around the bowl game. The ball bounced a funny way that day. Turnovers. The bad snap. You put that aside and say

Barry (Odom) really re-energized the program. In my experience, that’s something that carries forward. P-D: Have you met with Mizzou athletics director Jim Sterk and South Carolina athletics director Ray Tanner regarding the women’s basketball rivalry gone wrong? If so, what was the result? Sankey: We did (meet). We had the kind of conversation you would expect. Right now, I will hold that between the two and myself. But we did exactly what we intended. P-D: So, nothing else should be expected on that front? Sankey: Not at this point. P-D: You raised concerns about the switch to a new, early signing period for college football. Now that the first one is in the books, did it change your mind? Sankey: I haven’t changed my mind. You saw perhaps a milder February signing day. There was a level of intensity around a smaller number of young people. We have to be honest that our coaches were out looking at 2019 signees and 2020 signees. I’ve heard that, na- Sankey tionally. So it was not as if we saved time and expense. It was just refocused. If you go back to December, we had an enormous number of coaching changes. We had an earlier number than we have ever experienced. We have had early coaching changes before, but the number was higher. And the anxiety and pressure to hire quickly was very different than in the past. The commitment was to go through two cycles and see what we learned. P-D: In a letter sent to SEC members in Mississippi this week, you again stated the league is against proposed legislation that would allow firearms in SEC sports venues. Why enter this debate? Sankey: Last year, we had this issue arise in Arkansas. At the University of Arkansas, and in this case Ole Miss and Mississippi State, there is a long history of providing secure environments for athletic competitions, even with intense rivalries. And we have been able to do that without these types of changes in the law and additional weapons in the stadium ... We will adapt. We have a working group on event security that is engaged right now to think about the new realities upon us. Our security plans continue to become much more sophisticated. That’s the appropriate way to manage security. I don’t think that in an environment where you have intense competition, the emotions associated with that competition, and potentially alcohol involved, that introducing weapons is a wise idea. I respect greatly the Second Amendment. I understand that. But in those venues, we can provide for public safety through public safety officials, and have a long history of that being a reality. P-D: Last one. Any advice on how to deal with a flood of Kentucky basketball fans? Sankey: They’re passionate. That’s a good thing. Buy your tickets now, so you can get in ahead of them in line. Ben Frederickson @Ben_Fred on Twitter bfrederickson@post-dispatch.com


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Illinois failing to make shots Underwood seeking offseason improvement from young team BY MARK TUPPER decatur Herald & review

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. • Trent Frazier held the ball 35 feet from the basket Thursday and sized up the Wisconsin defense. He passed it to Mark Smith, who quickly passed it back. Then Frazier passed it to Michael Finke, who wasted no time passing it back. It was almost as though Frazier was inviting his teammates to take a shot and his teammates were quickly declining the invitation. They had more faith in him doing the shooting. A few more seconds ticked off the clock before Frazier went to work, juking right, bobbing left, then freezing a defender with a crossover dribble and launching a deep 3-pointer. Swish! The State Farm Center crowd went wild. The Orange Krush cheering second lost their minds. Three-quarters of the way through his freshman year, Trent Frazier already owns the State Farm Center crowd. But over on the Illini bench, delighted to have the three points, coach Brad Underwood hated that he was endorsing Frazier’s one-man show as his brand of offense. Truthfully, it’s not. “I’m not a big fan of that, honestly, just having Trent go one on one,” Underwood said after a 78-69 loss to Wisconsin, a game in which Frazier scored a career-high 32 points that included seven 3-pointers. “That’s too much like the pro game. But sometimes it’s our best option. The inside is just so congested and until we start making shots, I have to ride the hot hand. I don’t like running offense like we did tonight, but that’s what we were relegated to.” No one needs to overthink Thursday’s loss or any of the losses that might occur in Illinois’ remaining six regular-season games and the Big Ten tournament. After 25 games, the painful truth is that Illinois isn’t very talented at this point and knowing it makes it hard for veteran players to generate any semblance of confidence. Just look at shooting statistics alone; after Thursday’s loss Underwood lamented his team’s inability to simply make shots. Frazier and Leron Black combined to make 16 of 32 shots Thursday. The rest of the team hit on five of 23. In Big Ten play, Mark Smith is shooting 29 percent overall and 19 percent from 3-point distance. Michael Finke, whom Underwood called an elite shooter earlier in the season and whose ability to shoot 3’s could really help this team, is also making 19 percent of his 3’s in Big Ten play. Want to know why Da’Monte Williams got just one minute of playing time Thursday? Because Wisconsin was packing its

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Dustin Johnson watches his tee shot on No. 13 during his 7-under 64 at Monterey Peninsula on Friday.

Johnson has share of lead with Hossler Mickelson, Rahm, Day are also near the top in Pebble Beach event ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Illinois guard Trent Frazier reacts after making a 3-point shot against Wisconsin in Thursday’s 78-69 loss in Champaign, Ill. > UP NEXT: 6 p.m. Sunday vs. Penn State, BTN

defense inside, which only left openings for shooters who could hit from the perimeter. And in Big Ten play, Williams is making less than 7 percent of his 3’s. That leaves Underwood in a difficult position because there’s really just one way to fix the problem. “In the long term, recruiting,” he said. “The game is about making shots. Every place I’ve been we won because we made shots and did it from multiple spots. “I’ve tried avoiding (making it an issue). I’ve tried not putting pressure on them. But at some point you have to jump up and make shots. We shot air balls on layups tonight. “Goodness, you have to make shots. It’s the object of the game. And sometimes it’s frustrating when you get guys open and it doesn’t happen.” The simple explanation is that Illinois has to get bigger and better and it’s probably unreasonable to believe that veteran players who have struggled throughout their careers will suddenly just change.

Underwood believes Mark Smith will have a much better sophomore season. He believes the addition of Chicago Morgan Park’s Ayo Dosunmu will bring another much-needed weapon into the mix. He sees the rest of his freshmen, including Frazier, growing in the offseason. But Underwood and his staff would ease the fears of Illini fans if they’d get another couple of recruiting commitments. Make it a big man and a gifted shooting guard with size. The program has an electric freshman in Frazier, who is averaging just a tick under 20 points over the last eight games. Think how much better he would be with more help. Unless help arrives, teams will swarm to get the ball out of Frazier’s hands. Underwood knows people are frustrated and he feels the same way. “We took a step back tonight,” he said after the latest loss. “Our fans have been great. I hope they won’t give up on us. This is a process. And until we get there, nights like tonight happen.”

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Dunne helps Ohio State excel in hockey Defenseman is fourth on Buckeyes in scoring BY STEVE EIGHINGER Special to the Post-dispatch

Understandably, Jincy Dunne’s first name is always a conversation starter. So is her hockey talent as a defenseman for Ohio State, the nation’s No. 5 NCAA Division I women’s team. But first, the name thing. “It was my mother’s grandma’s name, and my parents wanted to keep it in the family,” the 20-year-old sophomore told the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch. “When I was younger I didn’t like it because I had to repeat my name multiple times before people understood it. Now I enjoy it.” Dunne is also drawing attention for her on-ice prowess, just like the rest of the Buckeyes (19-7-4). Ohio State is coming off a weekend series sweep of No. 1 Wisconsin. Dunne had an assist and a teambest four blocks in a 3-1 victory, and the second game was a 1-0 shutout. Dunne is fourth in scoring for the Buckeyes with 20 points, including two goals. She relishes the physical nature required and the strong attitude needed to compete in hockey. “I’m not a very delicate person in general, let alone on the ice,” she said. “Attitude is everything. Your attitude can make or break your performance in life.” Dunne has played in three gold-medal games for the United States in the Under-18 World Championships — in Vierumaki, Finland (2013), Budapest, Hungary (2014) and Buffalo, N.Y. (2015). All three finals were against Canada, with the lone U.S. win coming in 2015 in 3-2 overtime fashion. Dunne scoring the winning goal. “It was definitely one of the best highlights of my career ... but I hope to have more career highlights in the future,” she said.

BULLINGTON TO NATIONAL MEET

Maryville sophomore diver Rachel Bullington (Marquette) will be competing in the NCAA Division II Diving Championships on March 14-17 in Greensboro, N.C. Bullington, who will be involved in the 1-meter competition, is the first Maryille diver or swimmer to qualify for Division II national competition. She earned her ticket to Greensboro with a 399.15-point

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Jincy Dunne of Ohio State has played for the United States three times in the Under-18 World Championships.

effort at the Lincoln (Ill.) College Diving Invitational last month. “It’s exciting to be the first (diver from Maryville),” Bullington said. “I didn’t expect to (qualify). It’s very satisfying.” Bullington, who also has a strong athletics background in gymnastics and softball, owns 11 Maryville records in the 1and 3-meter dives.

LINDENWOOD RECOGNITION

Lindenwood outfielder Wes Degener (Gibault) and utility player Drew Quinones (Fort Zumwalt South) are Division II preseason All-America selections, as selected by media. Both are seniors. Degener earned third-team All-America honors, plus first-team all-Central Region notice. Quinones is an honorable mention All-American and first-team allCentral Region choice. Degener batted .408 as a junior, the third-highest mark in the Mid-America conference. Quinones led Lindenwood with a .561 slugging percentage and was second in RBIs (53). Lindenwood is coming off a 40-20 season that saw the Lions win the MIAA postseason tournament and qualify for the Division II national tournament.

AROUND THE AREA

Missouri senior Karissa Schweizer broke the collegiate record in the 3,000-meter run at the Millrose Games in New York last Saturday. Her time of 8:41.60 bettered the

mark of 8:42.03 Held by Colorado’s Jenny Simpson since 2009. Schweizer’s time was the seventh-fastest in the world this season. • McKendree’s D3 men’s hockey team closed the regular season with a 17-3 record and Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association Bronze Division championship. The Bears are playing as the No. 1 seed this weekend in the conference’s postseason tournament in Peoria, Ill. Derek Northrop (De Smet) leads McKendree with 18 goals and 36 points. Adam Dempski (Francis Howell North) and Riley Brown (Granite City) have 16 goals apiece. All three are freshmen. • The Washington U. softball team is No. 17 in the Division III preseason rankings, the fourth time in five years the Bears have opened the season as a ranked team. WU returns six starters from a 27-14 team, including all-Midwest Region selections Taylor Arends, a junior shortstop, and Anna McKee, a senior pitcher. • Quincy senior catcher Troy Wehde (St. Charles West) and junior outfielder Chandler Purcell (Waterloo) are principal components of a team that is No. 9 in the Division II preseason rankings. Wehde hit 12 home runs and batted .344. Purcell hit .321 for last year’s Quincy team, which finished 37-23. • Defenseman Luke Martin (John Burroughs) is one of the backline anchors for Michigan’s No. 19 hockey team. Martin, who has a goal and four assists for the Wolverines (13-13-2, 8-10-2 Big Ten), was the No. 2 pick of the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2017 NHL draft. • Sophomore guard Kamau Kinder (Festus) is averaging 8.5 points off the bench for Drury’s 16-4 men’s basketball team. • UMSL forward Jordan Fletcher is the Great Lakes Valley women’s basketball player of the week after averaging 20.5 points and seven rebounds in two road wins, UMSL’s sixth and seventh in a row. • Outfielder Brandon Gutzler (De Smet) returns to the Murray State baseball lineup after leading the Racers in batting (.353), home runs (16) and RBIs (71) a year ago. The grad student was a second-team Division I All-American and a first-team all-Ohio Valley Conference pick for a club that finished 29-30. • Sophomore Niauni Hill is 29-0 for the LU-Belleville women’s wrestling team. She has won five tournament titles.

Dustin Johnson already was feeling good about his game heading over to the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula. Another day of gorgeous weather in the AT&T Pebble Beach (Calif.) ProAm made him feel even better. Johnson ran off three straight birdies to start his round, made four birdies in a five-hole stretch around the turn and wound up with a 7-under 64 on Friday to share the 36-hole lead with Beau Hossler. “Probably my lowest by about seven shots at Monterey Peninsula, so I was happy with that,” Johnson said. “It’s probably the first time, too, I think we have ever played over there with nice weather. So it was definitely a good day.” He only slightly exaggerated, but not by much. In four times playing at Monterey Peninsula since it joined the rotation, he only broke 70 one time and twice shot 73. Hossler, the PGA Tour rookie best known for contending on the weekend at Olympic Club in 2012 U.S. Open when he was 17, was flawless at Spyglass Hill in a round of 67 to join Johnson at 12 under par. Hossler has not made a bogey this week. He holed an 18-foot par putt on the 10th hole at Pebble on Thursday. For his second round, he never came close to bogey, hitting all but two greens in regulation and having standard chips on those. Hossler heads over to Monterey Peninsula, while Johnson spends his last two days at Pebble Beach. They were two shots ahead to par on Julian Suri (67 at Monterey Peninsula) and Troy Merritt (67 at Spyglass Hill). Lurking another shot behind were Phil Mickelson, Jon Rahm and Jason Day in six-way tie for fifth. Mickelson was tied for the lead at one point when he ran off three straight birdies at Monterey Peninsula, though he made only two more over his final 11 holes for a 65. Rahm was at Pebble Beach and holed his share of 6-footers for birdie for a 67. Jason Day had a 65 at Monterey Peninsula. Jordan Spieth found some touch with the putter to make five birdies on his opening nine holes at Monterey Peninsula, and he wound up with a 66, though he remained seven shots behind Johnson. Rory McIlroy went downhill with a 74 at Monterey Peninsula and was at 1 under overall. Johnson was full of good news Friday — his 64 for a share of the lead as he goes for a third victory at Pebble Beach, and he found out that his dad bowled a 300. The world’s No. 1 golfer grew up with bowling and said he once had a chance at a perfect game. “I bowled 11 in a row,” he said, breaking into a smile, “and then I gassed it.” Calcavecchia leads with 64 • Mark Calcavecchia shot an 8-under 64 to take the first-round lead in the Boca Raton (Fla.) Championship, the PGA Tour Champions’ first full-field event of the season. The 57-year-old Calcavecchia birdied seven of his first 10 holes and added another on the par-4 seventh at The Old Course at Broken Sound. Calcavecchia won the last of his three senior titles in 2015. He won the 1989 British Open for one of his 13 PGA Tour titles. Rocco Mediate and Jeff Maggert were a stroke back. Bernhard Langer, the 2010 winner in his home event, was at 66 with Fred Funk and Jesper Parnevik. Westwood, Rumford are tied • Lee Westwood was tied for the lead with defending champion Brett Rumford after two rounds of the World Super 6 at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Perth, Australia. Rumford, who led by two strokes after the opening round, shot even-par 72 to reach 8-under 136. Westwood had a 70 to move into the tie, with four other golfers a stroke behind. The top 24 after three rounds play six-hole shootouts in the event, which is co-sanctioned by three tours: European, Asian and PGA of Australia.


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Edmundson is out at least six weeks

Philadelphia parade has limited incidents

Defenseman had his right arm broken against Colorado BY TOM TIMMERMANN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA • Six games after the Blues got Jaden Schwartz back in the lineup from a broken ankle suffered while blocking a shot, the Blues lost another key player in a similar way. Defenseman Joel Edmundson suffered a compound fracture of his right forearm while blocking a shot Thursday and will be out at least six weeks. Edmundson had surgery on the arm Thursday night. The Blues called up veteran defenseman Chris Butler from San Antonio. He was a healthy scratch Friday, along with forward Tage Thompson. “I would say in many ways he’s a big part of our identity,” coach Mike Yeo said, referring to Edmundson. “Teams think of the St. Louis Blues, I think a lot of people think about our big defensemen and how difficult they are to play against, so obviously he’s a big factor there.” If the Blues’ estimate is accurate, Edmundson would be getting back with about two weeks

healthy, Robert Borto go in the regular seatuzzo (six times), Carl son. Gunnarsson (nine) and Edmundson leads Vince Dunn (three) the team in blocked have rotated as being shots with 125, and the healthy scratch. that’s what cost him. Bortuzzo moved back With Colorado on a into the lineup Friday. power play in the first “Depth is imporperiod, Edmundson got tant,” Yeo said. “Inin front of two shots by Edmundson juries happen and you former Blue Nail Yakupov with 8 minutes to go in the need people to come in and perperiod. He blocked the first shot form and fill in and obviously with his stick, then lowered his Borts is a guy we have confidence upper body to block another and that he can do that. It’s a big loss, the puck caught him between his but injuries are part of the game glove and his elbow pad. He left and you move on.” Butler, a native of St. Louis, has the ice and didn’t return. “Blocking shots is part of the been in the Blues’ organization game,” Yeo said. “But he’s obvi- since 2014-15. The first season, ously a guy who is willing to pay he was the team’s seventh defenthe price and unfortunately he seman and played only 33 games. He was expected to reprise that took one in a bad spot.” Edmundson has a career-high role in 2015-16, but the quicker six goals and nine assists this than expected development of season and has developed into Parayko and Edmundson led to one of the stalwarts of the team’s him being sent to the AHL. He defense, averaging the third- appeared in one game last seamost ice time per game on the son. Jordan Schmaltz, who was team behind Alex Pietrangelo called up earlier this season when the Blues needed someone, has and Colton Parayko. Though Edmundson’s loss is been out since early January with significant, the Blues have been an injury. Butler has eight goals (a career high on the depth of their defensive corps this season and Yeo’s high at any professional level) difficulties in finding one of his and 15 assists in 47 games with seven defensemen to sit was evi- San Antonio, which ties him for denced Tuesday when he dressed third in points on the club. Edmundson is from Brandon, all seven of them against Minnesota. When all seven have been Manitoba, about 2½ hours west

of Winnipeg. His father, Bob, had driven over to watch the game and see his son, who did not accompany the team on the trip.

BLUES BRUNCH

The Blues’ game with Pittsburgh on Sunday was originally a 2 p.m. game, but now it’s starting even earlier. Several weeks ago, the game was moved up to an 11:20 a.m. faceoff at Scottrade Center and will be televised nationally on NBC. “It’s a little bit odd, starting a hockey game at what, 11:30,” said Blues group vice president Steve Chapman. “But it’s great to get the national exposure for sure.” Chapman said the Blues will try to have some fun with the early start. “It’s such a unique thing, why not have some fun with it?” he said. “It’s a chance to come out and watch hockey basically at noon on a Sunday. “We’re gonna do a Blues brunch. I think we’re going to have some breakfast food, Bloody Marys and all that type stuff going on on the concourse before the game.” Jim Thomas of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report. Tom Timmermann • 314-340-8190 @tomtimm on Twitter ttimmermann@post-dispatch.com

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Carl Gunnarsson (4), Alexander Steen (20), Vladimir Tarasenko (91) and Kyle Brodziak of the Blues celebrate Steen’s goal past Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck during the second period Friday night.

Blues outplay the Jets for a big road victory BLUES 5, JETS 2

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Thursday, won, flew to Winnipeg, got to the hotel about 2:30 a.m., then went out Friday night against a team that has the best home record in the league. Jake Allen made just his second start since Jan. 9 (he came off the bench in two other games), and it was a tough spot to be thrown into, going up against one of the team’s top offensive teams, and one that just got one of its best players, center Mark Scheifele, back from an injury. Allen stopped 20 of the 22 shots he faced and got his first win since Dec. 23. “If not for our goalies, we’d be in a worse spot,” said Vladimir Tarasenko, who scored two goals, the one that put the Blues ahead and the one that gave them a two-goal lead after Winnipeg had cut a 3-0 lead to 3-2. “They did a lot of great jobs. They’ve been great all year. They’re the most important part of our team.” It was a team effort. Allen made key saves in goal, Tarasenko scored twice and Patrik Berglund, Alexander Steen and Jaden Schwartz also scored. The team got two key penalty kills, including one at the end of the second period that may have saved the game, and then held on when Winnipeg had a two-man advantage in the closing 90 seconds. The Blues got the first goal with 15:42 to go in the second. Steen won a battle for a puck behind the net and got the puck up the boards to Tarasenko, who skated to the dot in the right circle and flicked it into the top corner. Tarasenko had gone six games without scoring, though

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Winnipeg’s Kyle Connor (81) attempts to tip the puck past Blues goaltender Jake Allen as Alex Pietrangelo (27) defends during the second period in Winnipeg.

he had plenty of chances on Thursday against Colorado, missing the net on six of his shot attempts in that game. The goal was his 23rd, pulling him even with Brayden Schenn for the team lead. Allen followed that up with a nice save, picking the puck almost off the stick of Kyle Connor on a deflection in front of the goal. The Blues almost made it 2-0 when Ivan Barbashev got a puck in the crease from Dmitrij Jaskin, but he lifted the shot off the crossbar and out of play. Less than a minute later, though, it was 2-0, when Patrik Berglund, who had just one goal in 2018, redirected in a pass by Robert Bortuzzo, who was in the lineup because of Joel Edmundson’s fractured forearm. And then it was 3-0, when Alex Pietrangelo took a shot that Connor Hellebuyck blocked, but the rebound went right to Steen, who had an open side of the net

to shoot at. It was the first time Allen had played with a threegoal lead since Dec. 9, the day Schwartz got hurt. The Blues almost went up 4-0 on a power play, with the puck trickling past Hellebuyck but getting cleared off the line before it could go in. That took on added significance when Connor scored with 2:27 to go, on a shot that bounced in off the leg of defenseman Vince Dunn. That seemed to revive the Jets, who got a power play with 1:52 to go in the second period after a slash by Schwartz, but the Blues did a great job on the penalty kill. Then Tarasenko put in the rebound of a shot by Jay Bouwmeester that caromed off the end boards at a tough angle and the Blues had some breathing room with 7:15 at play. There were no fights to start the game this time, as Schenn went to center ice and took the faceoff, but the Blues still came

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First period None. Penalties: Enstrom, WPG, (holding), 3:10. Second period B: Tarasenko 22 (Steen), 4:18. B: Berglund 8 (Schwartz, Bortuzzo), 10:13. B: Steen 12 (Pietrangelo), 11:39. W: Connor 18 (Roslovic), 17:33. Penalties: Wheeler, WPG, (slashing), 13:25; Schwartz, STL, (hooking), 18:08. Third period W: Laine 25 (Connor, Wheeler), 11:39 (pp). B: Tarasenko 23 (Bouwmeester, Stastny), 12:45. B: Schwartz 17, 19:57 (sh). Penalties: Bouwmeester, STL, (cross checking), 6:58; Sobotka, STL, (hooking), 11:00; Bouwmeester, STL, (tripping), 18:52. Shots on goal Blues 9 10 8 Winnipeg 5 7 10 Power-plays Blues 0 of 2; Winnipeg 1 of 4. Goaltenders Blues, Allen 19-15-2 (22 shots-20 saves). Winnipeg, Hellebuyck 28-7-8 (26-22). A: 15,321. Referees: Tom Kowal, Brad Meier. Linesmen: Ryan Galloway, Mark Wheler.

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out with a lot of energy and almost scored 15 seconds in when Schwartz forced a turnover and Schenn’s shot was saved. The Blues had an early power play that didn’t produce much in the way of chances, and 14 minutes into the period, Winnipeg had only two shots on goal. Still, the best chances in the period belonged to Winnipeg. With 5:21 to go, Kyle Connor and Andrew Copp came in on goal, with Copp’s pass a little ahead of Connor, taking away his best chance. Connor spun to shoot, Allen made the save, and Copp couldn’t get to the rebound. Then in the final minute, Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson whiffed on a pass, sending Copp in alone on Allen, but he again got his glove on the shot. Tom Timmermann • 314-340-8190 @tomtimm on Twitter ttimmermann@post-dispatch.com

Philadelphia’s mayor praised fans Friday for their largely peaceful revelry at the Eagles’ Super Bowl parade, noting only a few “small hiccups” during a celebration that included two stabbings, a toppled Jumbotron and an assault on an officer. Police reported two arrests as hundreds of thousands of people wearing green, many of them overcome with equal parts joy and relief after the Eagles’ first Super Bowl victory, crowded the city Thursday for a party nearly 60 years in the making. “I don’t think many people would argue when I say this week has been one of the greatest weeks in Philadelphia history,” said Mayor Jim Kenney, adding that the event mostly “went off without a hitch.” Any foul play during the parade was minor, said Police Commissioner Richard Ross, who tallied damage such as four police cars dented by fans climbing on them, two stabbing victims who are expected to survive, an officer who was assaulted by a woman trying to get onto the parade route and two arrests for assault. People attempting to scale a Jumbotron knocked over the huge video screen. Maintenance crews worked overnight, picking up trash left behind by fans who watched the team travel in open-top double decker buses from their stadium to the art museum steps made famous in the “Rocky” movies. Coach Doug Pederson walked part of the 5-mile route while carrying the Lombardi Trophy, allowing fans to touch the gleaming hardware. Center Jason Kelce, wearing what looked like a genie outfit, gave voice to every frustrated Philly fan with an impassioned and profane speech. “We were a bunch of underdogs,” shouted Kelce, channeling Rocky. “Bottom line is we wanted it more!” Thursday’s parade was tame in comparison to the impromptu celebration that broke out Sunday after the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33. In the hours after the Super Bowl victory, fans overturned a car, shattered storefront windows, ate horse feces, collapsed a hotel’s awning and hit the police commissioner in the head with a bottle. Parade organizers prepared for as many as 2 million people. Crowd safety experts commissioned by The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News put the number at about 700,000, based on an examination of photos of the parade route. But city Emergency Operators Director Dan Bradley said he felt the number was higher than that. The parade cost is still being calculated, the mayor said. Vikings hire DeFilippo • John DeFilippo stood on top of a double-decker bus with the rest of the Eagles as they cruised through raucous downtown Philadelphia to celebrate the franchise’s first championship in 57 years. Hours later, the Minnesota Vikings handed him the keys to their offense. DeFilippo has had quite the ride in two seasons as quarterbacks coach for the Eagles. “How many guys can say they participated in a Super Bowl parade in the morning and became one of 32 play-callers in the National Football League that night? That’s a pretty good deal,” DeFilippo said. “It was a whirlwind, but it was a whirlwind that was 100 percent worth it, professionally and personally.” The Vikings finalized their hire of DeFilippo as offensive coordinator Friday, following Pat Shurmur’s departure to become coach of the New York Giants. The 39-year-old DeFilippo is the third offensive coordinator Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has had in five seasons. Lions GM gets extension • The Detroit Lions have extended general manager Bob Quinn’s contract to match the length of the deal they gave coach Matt Patricia . Detroit announced the agreement with Quinn on Friday, four days after hiring Patricia. The Lions have not provided details on the length of Quinn or Patricia’s contracts. Quinn was hired two years ago after he had worked in the New England’s personnel department for 16 years. Associated Press


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SPORTS

M 2 • SATUrDAy • 02.10.2018

BLUES NOTEBOOK

NFL NOTEBOOK

Edmundson is out at least six weeks

Philadelphia parade has limited incidents

Defenseman had his right arm broken against Colorado BY TOM TIMMERMANN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA • Six games after the Blues got Jaden Schwartz back in the lineup from a broken ankle suffered while blocking a shot, the Blues lost another key player in a similar way. Defenseman Joel Edmundson suffered a compound fracture of his right forearm while blocking a shot Thursday and will be out at least six weeks. Edmundson had surgery on the arm Thursday night. The Blues called up veteran defenseman Chris Butler from San Antonio. He was a healthy scratch Friday, along with forward Tage Thompson. “I would say in many ways he’s a big part of our identity,” coach Mike Yeo said, referring to Edmundson. “Teams think of the St. Louis Blues, I think a lot of people think about our big defensemen and how difficult they are to play against, so obviously he’s a big factor there.” If the Blues’ estimate is accurate, Edmundson would be getting back with about two weeks

healthy, Robert Borto go in the regular seatuzzo (six times), Carl son. Gunnarsson (nine) and Edmundson leads Vince Dunn (three) the team in blocked have rotated as being shots with 125, and the healthy scratch. that’s what cost him. Bortuzzo moved back With Colorado on a into the lineup Friday. power play in the first “Depth is imporperiod, Edmundson got tant,” Yeo said. “Inin front of two shots by Edmundson juries happen and you former Blue Nail Yakupov with 8 minutes to go in the need people to come in and perperiod. He blocked the first shot form and fill in and obviously with his stick, then lowered his Borts is a guy we have confidence upper body to block another and that he can do that. It’s a big loss, the puck caught him between his but injuries are part of the game glove and his elbow pad. He left and you move on.” Butler, a native of St. Louis, has the ice and didn’t return. “Blocking shots is part of the been in the Blues’ organization game,” Yeo said. “But he’s obvi- since 2014-15. The first season, ously a guy who is willing to pay he was the team’s seventh defenthe price and unfortunately he seman and played only 33 games. He was expected to reprise that took one in a bad spot.” Edmundson has a career-high role in 2015-16, but the quicker six goals and nine assists this than expected development of season and has developed into Parayko and Edmundson led to one of the stalwarts of the team’s him being sent to the AHL. He defense, averaging the third- appeared in one game last seamost ice time per game on the son. Jordan Schmaltz, who was team behind Alex Pietrangelo called up earlier this season when the Blues needed someone, has and Colton Parayko. Though Edmundson’s loss is been out since early January with significant, the Blues have been an injury. Butler has eight goals (a career high on the depth of their defensive corps this season and Yeo’s high at any professional level) difficulties in finding one of his and 15 assists in 47 games with seven defensemen to sit was evi- San Antonio, which ties him for denced Tuesday when he dressed third in points on the club. Edmundson is from Brandon, all seven of them against Minnesota. When all seven have been Manitoba, about 2½ hours west

of Winnipeg. His father, Bob, had driven over to watch the game and see his son, who did not accompany the team on the trip.

BLUES BRUNCH

The Blues’ game with Pittsburgh on Sunday was originally a 2 p.m. game, but now it’s starting even earlier. Several weeks ago, the game was moved up to an 11:20 a.m. faceoff at Scottrade Center and will be televised nationally on NBC. “It’s a little bit odd, starting a hockey game at what, 11:30,” said Blues group vice president Steve Chapman. “But it’s great to get the national exposure for sure.” Chapman said the Blues will try to have some fun with the early start. “It’s such a unique thing, why not have some fun with it?” he said. “It’s a chance to come out and watch hockey basically at noon on a Sunday. “We’re gonna do a Blues brunch. I think we’re going to have some breakfast food, Bloody Marys and all that type stuff going on on the concourse before the game.” Jim Thomas of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report. Tom Timmermann • 314-340-8190 @tomtimm on Twitter ttimmermann@post-dispatch.com

CANADIAN PRESS

Carl Gunnarsson (4), Alexander Steen (20), Vladimir Tarasenko (91) and Kyle Brodziak of the Blues celebrate Steen’s goal past Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck during the second period Friday night.

Blues outplay the Jets for a big road victory BLUES • FROM B1

dropping into fourth place in the Central, the Blues are two points back of the Jets and stay ahead of Dallas. The Blues went 2-1 in a run of three games against Central Division opponents and play two more next week after a game with Pittsburgh on Sunday. “We all said we needed to bounce back after that game,” said right winger Vladimir Tarasenko, who scored two goals Friday after going six games without one. “It’s most important not only to say it but to do it. I think it was really good effort with Colorado and tonight in this building, which may be one of hardest buildings to play in, we’re really happy to get a win today.” It was a tough back-toback for the Blues, who played at home against Colorado on Thursday, won, flew to Winnipeg, got to the hotel about 2:30 a.m., then went out Friday night against a team that has the best home record in the league. The Blues seemed to pick up where they left off against Colorado, following a six-goal game with a five-goal game. The energy level stayed high, even without a fight on the opening faceoff. “It’s contagious, no question,” said Yeo. “We were going out right from the drop of the puck, doing things the right way. They sent a message to their teammates. We knew we were going to need everybody tonight. We knew what a tough test this was going to be.” “It was a good response, probably the toughest back-to-back we have all year,” goalie Jake Allen said. “It was good to see that

from my end what the guys were doing out there.” Allen made just his second start since Jan. 9 (he came off the bench in two other games), and it was a tough spot to be thrown into, going up against one of the league’s top offensive teams, and one that just got one of its best players, center Mark Scheifele, back from an injury. Allen stopped 20 of the 22 shots he faced and got his first win since Dec. 23. He also passed Grant Fuhr for third on the all-time Blues win list with 109. “If not for our goalies, we’d be in a worse spot,” said Tarasenko, who started the scoring and then got the one in the third period that gave the Blues a twogoal lead after Winnipeg had cut a 3-0 lead to 3-2 with 8:21 to play. “They did a lot of great jobs. They’ve been great all year. They’re the most important part of our team.” It was a team effort. Allen made key saves in goal, Tarasenko scored twice, giving him 23 on the season, and Patrik Berglund, Alexander Steen and Jaden Schwartz also scored. The team got two key penalty kills, including one at the end of the second period that may have saved the game, and then held on when Winnipeg had a two-man advantage in the closing 1:49. The penalty kill, against a team scoring almost 30 percent of the time it has a man-advantage at home, at the end of the second period went so well that Winnipeg fans were booing their team as they repeatedly failed to get set up in the zone. Had Winnipeg scored, it would have made the score 3-2 and changed the complexion of the game.

“That was a big kill,” center Kyle Brodziak said. “Goals at the end of periods are always a big momentum shift. We knew it was going to be a big kill. I thought the guys did a really good job.” “I thought the PK was huge at critical parts of the game,” Yeo said. The Blues got the first goal with 15:42 to go in the second. Steen won a battle for a puck behind the net and got the puck up the boards to Tarasenko, who skated to the dot in the right circle and flicked it into the top corner. Tarasenko had gone six games without scoring, though he had plenty of chances Thursday against Colorado, missing the net on six of his shot attempts in that game. “For me, it started last night in his game,” Yeo said. “He didn’t get rewarded, but the way he played, the way he was attacking and trying to beat people one-on-one, he seemed to have a different presence in his attack mentality.” Berglund, who had just one goal in 2018, made it 2-0 when he redirected in a pass by Robert Bortuzzo, who was in the lineup because of Joel Edmundson’s fractured forearm. And then it was 3-0 when Alex Pietrangelo took a shot that Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck blocked, but the rebound went right to Steen, who had an open side of the net to shoot at. It was the first time Allen had played with a threegoal lead since Dec. 9, the day Schwartz got hurt. The Blues almost went up 4-0 on a power play, with the puck trickling past Hellebuyck but getting cleared off the line before it could go in. That took on added

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First period None. Penalties: Enstrom, WPG, (holding), 3:10. Second period B: Tarasenko 22 (Steen), 4:18. B: Berglund 8 (Schwartz, Bortuzzo), 10:13. B: Steen 12 (Pietrangelo), 11:39. W: Connor 18 (Roslovic), 17:33. Penalties: Wheeler, WPG, (slashing), 13:25; Schwartz, STL, (hooking), 18:08. Third period W: Laine 25 (Connor, Wheeler), 11:39 (pp). B: Tarasenko 23 (Bouwmeester, Stastny), 12:45. B: Schwartz 17, 19:57 (sh). Penalties: Bouwmeester, STL, (cross checking), 6:58; Sobotka, STL, (hooking), 11:00; Bouwmeester, STL, (tripping), 18:52. Shots on goal Blues 9 10 8 Winnipeg 5 7 10 Power-plays Blues 0 of 2; Winnipeg 1 of 4. Goaltenders Blues, Allen 19-15-2 (22 shots-20 saves). Winnipeg, Hellebuyck 28-7-8 (26-22). A: 15,321. Referees: Tom Kowal, Brad Meier. Linesmen: Ryan Galloway, Mark Wheler.

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significance when Kyle Connor scored with 2:27 to go, on a shot that bounced in off the leg of defenseman Vince Dunn. That seemed to revive the Jets, who got a power play with 1:52 to go in the second period after a slash by Schwartz, but the Blues did a great job on the penalty kill. Then Tarasenko put in the rebound of a shot by Jay Bouwmeester that caromed off the end boards at a tough angle and the Blues had some breathing room with 7:15 at play. “This team has spanked us the past three years,” Allen said. “They beat us every time last year and we got a win with (Carter Hutton) at the start of year, but they pretty much spanked us both games. We had to show them we’re not intimidated.” Tom Timmermann • 314-340-8190 @tomtimm on Twitter ttimmermann@post-dispatch.com

Philadelphia’s mayor praised fans Friday for their largely peaceful revelry at the Eagles’ Super Bowl parade, noting only a few “small hiccups” during a celebration that included two stabbings, a toppled Jumbotron and an assault on an officer. Police reported two arrests as hundreds of thousands of people wearing green, many of them overcome with equal parts joy and relief after the Eagles’ first Super Bowl victory, crowded the city Thursday for a party nearly 60 years in the making. “I don’t think many people would argue when I say this week has been one of the greatest weeks in Philadelphia history,” said Mayor Jim Kenney, adding that the event mostly “went off without a hitch.” Any foul play during the parade was minor, said Police Commissioner Richard Ross, who tallied damage such as four police cars dented by fans climbing on them, two stabbing victims who are expected to survive, an officer who was assaulted by a woman trying to get onto the parade route and two arrests for assault. People attempting to scale a Jumbotron knocked over the huge video screen. Maintenance crews worked overnight, picking up trash left behind by fans who watched the team travel in open-top double decker buses from their stadium to the art museum steps made famous in the “Rocky” movies. Coach Doug Pederson walked part of the 5-mile route while carrying the Lombardi Trophy, allowing fans to touch the gleaming hardware. Center Jason Kelce, wearing what looked like a genie outfit, gave voice to every frustrated Philly fan with an impassioned and profane speech. “We were a bunch of underdogs,” shouted Kelce, channeling Rocky. “Bottom line is we wanted it more!” Thursday’s parade was tame in comparison to the impromptu celebration that broke out Sunday after the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33. In the hours after the Super Bowl victory, fans overturned a car, shattered storefront windows, ate horse feces, collapsed a hotel’s awning and hit the police commissioner in the head with a bottle. Parade organizers prepared for as many as 2 million people. Crowd safety experts commissioned by The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News put the number at about 700,000, based on an examination of photos of the parade route. But city Emergency Operators Director Dan Bradley said he felt the number was higher than that. The parade cost is still being calculated, the mayor said. Vikings hire DeFilippo • John DeFilippo stood on top of a double-decker bus with the rest of the Eagles as they cruised through raucous downtown Philadelphia to celebrate the franchise’s first championship in 57 years. Hours later, the Minnesota Vikings handed him the keys to their offense. DeFilippo has had quite the ride in two seasons as quarterbacks coach for the Eagles. “How many guys can say they participated in a Super Bowl parade in the morning and became one of 32 play-callers in the National Football League that night? That’s a pretty good deal,” DeFilippo said. “It was a whirlwind, but it was a whirlwind that was 100 percent worth it, professionally and personally.” The Vikings finalized their hire of DeFilippo as offensive coordinator Friday, following Pat Shurmur’s departure to become coach of the New York Giants. The 39-year-old DeFilippo is the third offensive coordinator Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has had in five seasons. Lions GM gets extension • The Detroit Lions have extended general manager Bob Quinn’s contract to match the length of the deal they gave coach Matt Patricia . Detroit announced the agreement with Quinn on Friday, four days after hiring Patricia. The Lions have not provided details on the length of Quinn or Patricia’s contracts. Quinn was hired two years ago after he had worked in the New England’s personnel department for 16 years. Associated Press


SPORTS

02.10.2018 • Saturday • M 1 NHL STANDINGS

NBA SUMMARIES

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div Tampa Bay 54 37 14 3 77 194 142 18-5-1 19-9-2 9-3-1 Boston 52 33 11 8 74 173 124 18-6-4 15-5-4 12-1-2 Toronto 56 32 19 5 69 182 156 16-8-2 16-11-3 6-5-1 Florida 52 23 23 6 52 147 167 13-9-3 10-14-3 8-4-1 Detroit 53 21 23 9 51 142 161 11-11-7 10-12-2 6-11-2 Montreal 54 22 26 6 50 142 169 14-10-5 8-16-1 10-6-2 Ottawa 53 19 25 9 47 141 182 12-11-5 7-14-4 5-9-3 Buffalo 54 15 29 10 40 124 178 7-15-4 8-14-6 3-6-2 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div Washington 54 32 17 5 69 169 156 20-8-1 12-9-4 11-5-3 Pittsburgh 56 30 22 4 64 172 170 20-7-1 10-15-3 11-5-0 New Jersey 53 27 18 8 62 159 159 15-9-3 12-9-5 7-6-1 Philadelphia 54 26 19 9 61 157 158 14-9-5 12-10-4 6-4-4 NY Islanders 56 27 23 6 60 191 207 15-8-4 12-15-2 8-7-1 Carolina 55 25 21 9 59 148 165 13-9-5 12-12-4 6-5-4 Columbus 54 27 23 4 58 141 154 16-10-1 11-13-3 8-8-2 NY Rangers 55 26 24 5 57 161 171 18-10-3 8-14-2 7-6-3 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L Nashville 53 32 12 Winnipeg 55 32 14 Blues 57 34 20 Dallas 56 33 19 Minnesota 54 29 19 Colorado 53 29 20 Chicago 54 24 22 Pacific GP W L Vegas 54 36 14 Los Angeles 54 30 19 San Jose 54 28 18 Calgary 55 28 19 Anaheim 55 26 19 Edmonton 52 23 25 Vancouver 55 21 28 Arizona 54 13 32

OT 9 9 3 4 6 4 8 OT 4 5 8 8 10 4 6 9

Pts 73 73 71 70 64 62 56 Pts 76 65 64 64 62 50 48 35

GF 166 178 166 175 162 168 157 GF 186 156 156 156 155 146 141 126

GA Home 138 18-5-3 148 20-4-2 143 19-11-0 145 20-8-1 156 18-4-5 156 19-7-1 152 12-12-3 GA Home 148 19-3-2 129 14-9-3 150 14-8-3 157 13-13-3 159 14-9-3 168 12-13-2 180 10-14-3 189 6-16-3

Away 14-7-6 12-10-7 15-9-3 13-11-3 11-15-1 10-13-3 12-10-5 Away 17-11-2 16-10-2 14-10-5 15-6-5 12-10-7 11-12-2 11-14-3 7-16-6

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

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

Sunday Pittsburgh at Blues, 11 a.m. Rangers at Winnipeg, 2 p.m. Detroit at Washington, 2 p.m. Vancouver at Dallas, 3 p.m. Calgary at Islanders, 6 p.m. Boston at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Colorado at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Phila. at Vegas, 7 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim, 7 p.m. Monday Tampa Bay at Toronto, 6 p.m. Florida at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Chicago at Arizona, 8 p.m.

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

Heat 91, Bucks 85

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

Rockets 130, Nuggets 104 Denver: Barton 2-8 2-2 6, Chandler 4-8 2-4 11, Jokic 6-8 1-2 14, Murray 3-8 0-1 6, G.Harris 3-11 2-2 8, Hernangomez 3-8 0-0 6, Arthur 2-2 0-0 4, Lyles 8-15 7-7 24, Morris 4-5 2-2 10, Beasley 3-6 1-1 7, Craig 4-9 0-0 8. Totals 42-88 17-21 104. Houston: Mbah a Moute 5-5 2-3 14, Tucker 2-8 0-0 6, Capela 9-15 5-11 23, Paul 3-8 5-5 11, Harden 7-16 9-11 28, Black 4-4 0-0 8, Anderson 3-4 0-0 9, Brown 1-3 0-0 3, Gordon 4-9 2-2 12, Green 5-14 2-2 16. Totals 43-86 25-34 130. Denver 23 23 24 34 — 104 Houston 35 28 34 33 — 130 3-pointers: Denver 3-28 (Jokic 1-1, Chandler 1-4, Lyles 1-5, Beasley 0-1, Murray 0-3, Barton 0-3, Hernangomez 0-4, G.Harris 0-7), Houston 19-41 (Harden 5-11, Green 4-9, Anderson 3-3, Mbah a Moute 2-2, Gordon 2-5, Tucker 2-5, Brown 1-2, Paul 0-4). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Denver 39 (Jokic, Lyles 7), Houston 48 (Capela 25). Assists: Denver 25 (Morris 6), Houston 26 (Harden 11). Total fouls: Denver 20, Houston 16. Technicals: Green. A: 18,055 (18,055).

Pacers 97, Celtics 91

Cavaliers 123, Hawks 107

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Nelson’s 3rd goal lifts Islanders in OT ASSOCIATED PRESS

Brock Nelson scored his third goal of the game 3:15 into overtime and the New York Islanders, boosted by a late flurry Friday night, emerged with a wild 7-6 win over the Detroit Red Wings. The Islanders trailed 5-2 with 6:33 left in regulation when Detroit’s Tyler Bertuzzi was assessed a major game misconduct for slashing Cal Clutterbuck. New York took full advantage as Nelson, Anders Lee, Nick Leddy and Josh Bailey scored power-play goals in the span of 3:37 for a 6-5 lead. The four power-play goals in the third period set a franchise record. Beagle scores as Caps win • Fourth-line center Jay Beagle put Washington ahead for good with his 50th career goal, and

the Capitals continued their dominance against the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 4-2 victory. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Lars Eller each had a goal and an assist as Washington swept a home-and-home with Columbus and won its sixth straight against the Blue Jackets. The Metropolitan Division leaders won for the fourth time in six games despite being outshot 37-17 by the visitors. Ottawa fires president, CEO • Tom Anselmi is out as the Ottawa Senators’ president and CEO. The team said Friday that Anselmi, who was hired Jan. 27, 2017, will be “vacating his position.” The Senators also announced a three-year extension for general manager Pierre Dorion, saying the team’s goal remains to win a Stanley Cup.

NHL SUMMARIES Islanders 7, Red Wings 6, OT

Stars 4, Penguins 3, SO

Los Angeles 0 2 1 — 3 Florida 1 0 0 — 1 First period: 1, Florida, Ekblad 11 (Matheson, Malgin), 11:32 (pp). Penalties: Andreoff, LA, Major (fighting), 2:39; Haley, FLA, Major (fighting), 2:39; Yandle, FLA, (tripping), 3:38; Clifford, LA, (holding), 9:55. Second period: 2, Los Angeles, Shore 4 (Andreoff, Forbort), 3:09. 3, Los Angeles, Brodzinski 3 (Forbort), 16:03. Penalties: McCoshen, FLA, Major (fighting), 12:55; Clifford, LA, Major (fighting), 12:55. Third period: 4, Los Angeles, Kopitar 22 (Iafallo, Forbort), 0:25. Penalties: Kempe, LA, (high sticking), 1:07. Shots: Los Angeles 11-9-6: 26. Florida 8-16-12: 36. Power-plays: Los Angeles 0 of 1; Florida 1 of 2. Goalies: Los Angeles, Quick 21-18-2 (36 shots-35 saves). Florida, Sateri 4-4-0 (26-23). A: 14,099. Referees: Ghislain Hebert, Dan O’Rourke. Linesmen: Derek Nansen, Tony Sericolo.

Detroit 3 0 3 0 — 6 NY Islanders 0 1 5 1 — 7 First period: 1, Detroit, Mantha 17 (Kronwall, Zetterberg), 2:13. 2, Detroit, Frk 10 (Bertuzzi), 5:12. 3, Detroit, Zetterberg 7 (Nyquist, Green), 14:40. Penalties: Abdelkader, DET, (tripping), 15:58. Second period: 4, NY Islanders, Eberle 19 (Barzal), 9:36. Penalties: Athanasiou, DET, (holding stick), 1:40; Hickey, NYI, (tripping), 3:49; Abdelkader, DET, Major (fighting), 18:39; Boychuk, NYI, Major (fighting), 18:39. Third period: 5, NY Islanders, Nelson 12 (Hickey, Pelech), 3:02. 6, Detroit, Helm 6 (Abdelkader, Nielsen), 7:42. 7, Detroit, Mantha 18 (Kronwall, Zetterberg), 9:54 (pp). 8, NY Islanders, Nelson 13 (Barzal), 14:34 (pp). 9, NY Islanders, Lee 29 (Barzal, Bailey), 15:28 (pp). 10, NY Islanders, Leddy 9 (Tavares, Eberle), 16:39 (pp). 11, NY Islanders, Bailey 14 (Barzal, Tavares), 18:11 (pp). 12, Detroit, Green 6 (Larkin, Zetterberg), 19:31. Penalties: NY Islanders bench, served by Barzal (too many men on the ice), 9:00; Bertuzzi, DET, served by Frk, Misconduct (misconduct), 13:27. Overtime: 13, NY Islanders, Nelson 14 (Barzal), 3:15. Penalties: None. Shots: Detroit 14-10-14-1: 39. NY Islanders 8-3-16-2: 29. Power-plays: Detroit 1 of 2; NY Islanders 4 of 7. Goalies: Detroit, Mrazek 7-6-3 (29 shots-22 saves). NY Islanders, Halak 17-16-4 (7-6), Greiss 10-7-2 (32-27). A: 11,847. Referees: Gord Dwyer, Graham Skilliter. Linesmen: Trent Knorr, Andrew Smith.

Pittsburgh 2 0 1 0 — 3 Dallas 1 0 2 0 — 4 Dallas won shootout 1-0. First period: 1, Pittsburgh, Sheahan 5 (Aston-Reese, Cole), 9:07. 2, Pittsburgh, Hagelin 6, 10:54 (sh). 3, Dallas, Seguin 29 (Benn, Heatherington), 17:57. Penalties: Lindell, DAL, (high sticking), 0:43; Maatta, PIT, (interference), 2:30; Sheahan, PIT, (slashing), 6:45; Roussel, DAL, (cross checking), 9:29; Malkin, PIT, (cross checking), 9:29; Dumoulin, PIT, (high sticking), 9:43; Roussel, DAL, (cross checking), 12:17. Second period: None. Penalties: None. Third period: 4, Dallas, Klingberg 7 (Benn, Radulov), 2:46. 5, Dallas, Hamhuis 3 (Benn, Pateryn), 6:47. 6, Pittsburgh, Schultz 3 (Letang, Malkin), 18:47. Penalties: None. Overtime: None. Penalties: None. Shootout: Pittsburgh 0 (Malkin NG, Crosby NG, Kessel NG), Dallas 1 (Radulov NG, Seguin G, Spezza NG). Shots: Pittsburgh 13-7-15-2: 37. Dallas 9-12-10-5: 36. Power-plays: Pittsburgh 0 of 2; Dallas 0 of 3. Goalies: Pittsburgh, Murray 18-12-1 (36 shots33 saves). Dallas, Lehtonen 9-5-1 (37-34). T: 2:43. Referees: Eric Furlatt, Marc Joannette. Linesmen: Brian Murphy, Mark Shewchyk.

Hurricanes 4, Canucks 1 Vancouver 0 1 0 — 1 Carolina 3 0 1 — 4 First period: 1, Carolina, Pesce 2 (Staal, Aho), 0:14. 2, Carolina, Di Giuseppe 1 (Lindholm, Hanifin), 14:43. 3, Carolina, Aho 20 (Pesce, Slavin), 19:04. Penalties: Carolina bench, served by Williams (too many men on the ice), 11:28; Edler, VAN, (holding stick), 11:54; Del Zotto, VAN, (roughing), 19:55; Skinner, CAR, (roughing), 19:55. Second period: 4, Vancouver, Del Zotto 4 (Biega, Baertschi), 3:30. Penalties: Gudbranson, VAN, (interference), 6:25; Horvat, VAN, (holding), 15:41. Third period: 5, Carolina, Williams 10 (Skinner), 7:27. Penalties: Dahlbeck, CAR, Major (fighting), 4:23; Archibald, VAN, Major (fighting), 4:23; Hanifin, CAR, (high sticking), 18:40. Shots: Vancouver 6-12-4: 22. Carolina 10-9-14: 33. Power-plays: Vancouver 0 of 2; Carolina 0 of 3. Goalies: Vancouver, Markstrom 15-19-5 (33 shots-29 saves). Carolina, Darling 10-14-6 (22-21). A: 13,123. Referees: Jake Brenk, Brian Pochmara. Linesmen: Brad Kovachik, Steve Miller.

Capitals 4, Blue Jackets 2 Columbus 1 1 0 — Washington 2 2 0 — First period: 1, Washington, Carlson 9 (Kuznetsov, Vrana), 5:09. 2, Columbus, Dubois 11, 6:28. 3, Washington, Kuznetsov 15 (Eller, Niskanen), 19:58. Penalties: Foligno, CBJ, (holding), 8:49; Kuznetsov, WSH, (interference), 17:52. Second period: 4, Columbus, Panarin 14 (Jones), 0:27. 5, Washington, Beagle 6 (Stephenson, Smith-Pelly), 4:38. 6, Washington, Eller 11 (Oshie), 6:06 (pp). Penalties: Kukan, CBJ, (tripping), 1:37; Sedlak, CBJ, (high sticking), 4:42; Wilson, WSH, (tripping), 17:31. Third period: None. Penalties: Niskanen, WSH, (delay of game), 7:12; Panarin, CBJ, (high sticking), 19:06. Shots: Columbus 9-13-15: 37. Washington 6-5-6: 17. Power-plays: Columbus 0 of 3; Washington 1 of 4. Goalies: Columbus, Bobrovsky 22-18-4 (17 shots-13 saves). Washington, Holtby 28-10-2 (37-35). A: 18,506. Referees: TJ Luxmore, Kelly Sutherland. Linesmen: Matt MacPherson, Vaughan Rody.

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Rangers 4, Flames 3 Calgary 1 2 0 — 3 NY Rangers 1 1 2 — 4 First period: 1, NY Rangers, Hayes 12 (Desharnais, DeAngelo), 7:53 (pp). 2, Calgary, Kulak 1 (Gaudreau, Ferland), 18:15. Penalties: Hamilton, CGY, (high sticking), 2:36; Ferland, CGY, (interference), 6:07; Backlund, CGY, (tripping), 14:34; Holden, NYR, (interference), 18:56. Second period: 3, NY Rangers, Grabner 22 (Hayes, Miller), 11:52. 4, Calgary, Lazar 1 (Stajan, Lomberg), 12:37. 5, Calgary, Tkachuk 18 (Hamilton, Brodie), 18:27 (pp). Penalties: NY Rangers bench, served by Miller (too many men on the ice), 1:12; Skjei, NYR, (hooking), 8:41; Kampfer, NYR, (tripping), 16:53. Third period: 6, NY Rangers, Nash 17 (Holden, Zuccarello), 6:41. 7, NY Rangers, Zibanejad 16 (Skjei, Miller), 12:41 (pp). Penalties: Carey, NYR, (hooking), 8:50; Bennett, CGY, (holding), 11:44; Giordano, CGY, (slashing), 13:57; Hayes, NYR, (tripping), 18:28. Shots: Calgary 8-21-9: 38. NY Rangers 20-8-8: 36. Power-plays: Calgary 1 of 6; NY Rangers 2 of 5. Goalies: Calgary, Smith 22-16-6 (36 shots-32 saves). NY Rangers, Lundqvist 22-17-4 (30-28), Pavelec 4-7-1 (8-7). A: 18,006. Referees: Garrett Rank, Francois St Laurent. Linesmen: Travis Gawryletz, Ryan Gibbons.

LATE THURSDAY

Golden Knights 5, Sharks 3 Vegas 1 1 3 — 5 San Jose 1 1 1 — 3 First period: 1, San Jose, Pavelski 11 (Burns, Meier), 4:40. 2, Vegas, Haula 21 (Miller, Perron), 14:00. Penalties: Theodore, VGK, (slashing), 9:19. Second period: 3, Vegas, W.Karlsson 29 (Marchessault, Smith), 0:37. 4, San Jose, Meier 13 (Tierney, Burns), 11:47 (pp). Penalties: Marchessault, VGK, (holding), 4:10; San Jose bench, served by Labanc (too many men on the ice), 5:02; Eakin, VGK, (hooking), 10:13; M.Karlsson, SJ, served by O’Regan, (slashing), 12:46. Third period: 5, San Jose, Pavelski 12 (Burns, Couture), 7:45 (pp). 6, Vegas, McNabb 3 (Eakin, Lindberg), 9:36. 7, Vegas, Neal 24 (Miller, Perron), 15:10. 8, Vegas, Marchessault 20 (Smith, Schmidt), 18:39 (pp). Penalties: Boedker, SJ, (tripping), 3:09; Tuch, VGK, (high sticking), 6:47; Tierney, SJ, (tripping), 10:11; DeMelo, SJ, (high sticking), 17:47. Shots: Vegas 4-17-12: 33. San Jose 16-9-13: 38. Power-plays: Vegas 1 of 5; San Jose 2 of 4. Goalies: Vegas, Fleury 16-5-2 (38 shots-35 saves). San Jose, Jones 15-14-5 (32-28). A: 17,562. Referees: Kyle Rehman, Brad Watson. Linesmen: Steve Barton, Kiel Murchison.

Points leaders PLAYER Kucherov Kessel Gaudreau McDavid Voracek Malkin Tavares Stamkos MacKinnon Giroux Crosby Bailey Wheeler Ovechkin Kopitar Barzal Marchessault Hall

TEAM TBL PIT CGY EDM PHI PIT NYI TBL COL PHI PIT NYI WPG WSH LAK NYI VGK NJD

G 28 24 18 22 11 30 28 20 24 16 17 14 14 32 22 16 20 20

A 40 41 47 41 52 32 34 42 37 45 43 46 45 26 36 42 34 34

Cleveland: Osman 6-9 2-7 16, James 8-20 6-7 22, Thompson 5-7 0-2 10, Calderon 5-7 0-0 11, Smith 3-6 0-0 7, Green 9-16 3-3 24, Zizic 0-0 0-0 0, Perrantes 0-0 0-0 0, Korver 9-16 5-5 30, Holland 1-5 0-0 3. Totals 46-86 16-24 123. Atlanta: Prince 5-16 5-5 15, Ilyasova 3-6 4-4 12, Plumlee 1-1 0-0 2, Schroder 10-18 3-3 25, Bazemore 4-9 1-2 13, Collins 1-4 0-0 2, Muscala 1-4 0-0 2, Dedmon 1-2 0-0 3, Taylor 4-8 1-2 11, Delaney 3-6 0-0 8, Dorsey 4-11 3-3 14. Totals 37-85 17-19 107. Cleveland 31 30 36 26 — 123 27 29 26 25 — 107 Atlanta 3-pointers: Cleveland 15-35 (Korver 7-13, Green 3-4, Osman 2-5, Calderon 1-2, Smith 1-3, Holland 1-5, James 0-3), Atlanta 16-44 (Bazemore 4-4, Dorsey 3-7, Ilyasova 2-3, Delaney 2-4, Taylor 2-5, Schroder 2-8, Dedmon 1-2, Muscala 0-2, Prince 0-9). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Cleveland 44 (James 12), Atlanta 42 (Collins 7). Assists: Cleveland 31 (James 17), Atlanta 20 (Taylor, Schroder 4). Total fouls: Cleveland 17, Atlanta 18. Technicals: Atlanta (Defensive three second) 2, Bazemore. A: 16,438 (19,049).

PTS 68 65 65 63 63 62 62 62 61 61 60 60 59 58 58 58 54 54

W 40 38 27 23 19 W 31 30 23 18 17 W 32 30 31 27 18

L 17 16 25 33 37 L 24 26 32 36 39 L 22 24 25 27 35

Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf .702 — 6-4 L-1 21-9 19-8 25-12 .704 — 7-3 W-4 23-4 15-12 22-7 .519 10 5-5 W-2 15-10 12-15 14-13 .411 16 2-8 L-5 16-11 7-22 11-21 .339 20 2-8 L-4 11-18 8-19 12-21 Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf .564 — 6-4 L-2 17-10 14-14 18-14 .536 1½ 3-7 W-1 14-12 16-14 21-15 .418 8 4-6 L-3 15-14 8-18 12-17 .333 12½ 5-5 W-3 11-14 7-22 11-22 .304 14½ 3-7 L-2 12-17 5-22 7-28 Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf .593 — 5-5 W-2 20-7 12-15 24-12 .556 2 7-3 L-1 18-9 12-15 17-17 .554 2 7-3 W-1 19-11 12-14 21-15 .500 5 5-5 L-1 18-11 9-16 16-18 .340 13½ 2-8 L-7 11-14 7-21 16-15

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W 41 Houston San Antonio 35 New Orleans 28 Memphis 18 17 Dallas Northwest W Minnesota 34 Oklahoma City 31 Portland 30 Denver 29 Utah 27 Pacific W Golden State 42 LA Clippers 28 LA Lakers 23 Sacramento 17 Phoenix 18

L 13 21 26 36 38 L 23 25 25 26 28 L 13 25 31 36 38

Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf .759 — 9-1 W-7 21-6 20-7 23-8 .625 7 5-5 W-1 22-6 13-15 20-11 .519 13 5-5 L-3 14-12 14-14 14-19 .333 23 2-8 L-5 13-16 5-20 15-20 .309 24½ 2-8 L-2 10-18 7-20 9-26 Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf .596 — 5-5 L-1 22-6 12-17 25-9 .554 2½ 5-5 L-1 19-9 12-16 16-17 .545 3 6-4 W-1 16-10 14-15 16-14 .527 4 6-4 L-1 22-7 7-19 18-18 .491 6 9-1 W-8 16-9 11-19 16-14 Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf .764 — 6-4 W-1 20-7 22-6 23-10 .528 13 6-4 W-3 16-12 12-13 20-16 .426 18½ 8-2 W-4 14-14 9-17 11-21 .321 24 4-6 W-1 8-16 9-20 9-22 .321 24½ 1-9 L-4 9-20 9-18 12-22

Friday LA Clippers 108, Detroit 95 Philadelphia 100, New Orleans 82 Cleveland 123, Atlanta 107 Indiana 97, Boston 91 Houston 130, Denver 104 Miami 91, Milwaukee 85 Utah 106, Charlotte 94 Minnesota at Chicago, late Portland at Sacramento, late Thursday Orlando 100, Atlanta 98 Toronto 113, New York 88 Boston 110, Washington 104, OT Portland 109, Charlotte 103, OT Golden State 121, Dallas 103 LA Lakers 106, Oklahoma City 81 Saturday New Orleans at Brooklyn, 5 p.m. LA Clippers at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Orlando, 6 p.m.

Washington at Chicago, 7 p.m. LA Lakers at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Golden State, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Sunday Toronto at Charlotte, noon Cleveland at Boston, 2:30 p.m. Detroit at Atlanta, 2:30 p.m. New York at Indiana, 4 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 6 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Utah at Portland, 8 p.m. Monday New Orleans at Detroit, 6 p.m. New York at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. LA Clippers at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Orlando at Chicago, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

76ers 100, Pelicans 82 New Orleans: Liggins 0-2 0-0 0, Mirotic 5-15 0-0 12, Davis 6-19 2-3 14, Holiday 3-11 2-5 9, Moore 2-7 0-0 4, Miller 5-12 0-0 13, Diallo 3-8 0-0 6, Okafor 1-3 2-2 4, Rondo 2-5 1-4 5, Clark 6-13 1-2 15. Totals 33-95 8-16 82. Philadelphia: Covington 4-9 0-0 8, Saric 8-11 4-4 24, Embiid 11-18 0-0 24, Simmons 3-11 4-4 10, Redick 6-10 0-0 15, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Holmes 0-2 0-0 0, Booker 1-3 0-0 3, McConnell 1-5 0-0 2, Bayless 0-1 0-0 0, Luwawu-Cabarrot 2-12 0-0 6, Anderson 3-11 0-1 8. Totals 39-93 8-9 100. New Orleans 14 27 11 30 — 82 Philadelphia 32 24 28 16 — 100 3-pointers: New Orleans 8-31 (Miller 3-8, Clark 2-6, Mirotic 2-7, Holiday 1-3, Liggins 0-2, Moore 0-2, Davis 0-3), Philadelphia 14-34 (Saric 4-5, Redick 3-6, Embiid 2-4, Anderson 2-5, Luwawu-Cabarrot 2-7, Booker 1-2, Bayless 0-1, Covington 0-4). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: New Orleans 46 (Davis, Okafor 8), Philadelphia 58 (Embiid 16). Assists: New Orleans 17 (Rondo 10), Philadelphia 26 (Simmons 8). Total fouls: New Orleans 12, Philadelphia 16. Technicals: Philadelphia (Defensive three second). A: 20,489 (21,600).

Clippers 108, Pistons 95

Kings 3, Panthers 1

NBA STANDINGS

Milwaukee: Antetokounmpo 8-21 6-7 23, Middleton 5-14 3-3 14, Henson 1-3 1-1 3, Snell 0-3 2-2 2, Bledsoe 8-15 1-2 19, Parker 2-5 0-0 4, Maker 4-5 0-0 8, Zeller 1-3 0-0 2, Terry 2-3 0-0 6, Kilpatrick 0-2 2-2 2, Brown 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 32-76 15-17 85. Miami: Richardson 6-12 3-3 16, Winslow 0-6 0-0 0, Whiteside 6-14 0-0 12, Dragic 1-11 3-3 6, T.Johnson 7-16 2-2 19, Jones Jr. 0-0 0-0 0, J.Johnson 4-6 0-0 9, Adebayo 3-7 9-10 15, Ellington 4-10 0-0 11, Wade 1-6 0-0 3. Totals 32-88 17-18 91. Milwaukee 23 23 8 31 — 85 Miami 19 23 30 19 — 91 3-pointers: Milwaukee 6-20 (Terry 2-3, Bledsoe 2-4, Middleton 1-3, Antetokounmpo 1-4, Kilpatrick 0-1, Zeller 0-1, Snell 0-2, Parker 0-2), Miami 10-26 (T.Johnson 3-8, Ellington 3-8, J.Johnson 1-1, Wade 1-1, Dragic 1-4, Richardson 1-4). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Milwaukee 37 (Antetokounmpo 11), Miami 51 (Whiteside 16). Assists: Milwaukee 18 (Bledsoe 6), Miami 16 (Dragic, T.Johnson, Adebayo 3). Total fouls: Milwaukee 20, Miami 21. Technicals: Henson, Richardson. A: 20,018 (19,600).

Indiana: Bogdanovic 4-9 5-5 13, T.Young 5-10 2-2 13, Turner 6-11 5-7 19, Joseph 0-6 0-0 0, Oladipo 15-29 3-4 35, Jefferson 1-1 0-0 2, Sabonis 2-7 1-2 5, J.Young 2-3 0-0 4, Stephenson 2-7 2-2 6. Totals 37-83 18-22 97. Boston: Tatum 6-11 3-3 15, Horford 4-7 0-0 10, Baynes 3-8 0-0 6, Irving 8-18 3-3 21, Brown 7-13 0-2 16, Ojeleye 0-1 1-2 1, Nader 0-1 0-0 0, Morris 3-12 0-0 6, Theis 2-4 0-0 4, Monroe 0-3 2-2 2, Rozier 1-11 7-8 10. Totals 34-89 16-20 91. Indiana 30 29 17 21 — 97 Boston 16 22 34 19 — 91 3-pointers: Indiana 5-20 (Turner 2-4, Oladipo 2-8, T.Young 1-1, Stephenson 0-1, J.Young 0-1, Joseph 0-2, Bogdanovic 0-3), Boston 7-27 (Horford 2-2, Brown 2-7, Irving 2-7, Rozier 1-6, Baynes 0-1, Nader 0-1, Morris 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Indiana 53 (T.Young 14), Boston 38 (Horford 8). Assists: Indiana 18 (Joseph 7), Boston 16 (Irving 5). Total fouls: Indiana 20, Boston 21. Technicals: Brown, Boston (Defensive three second) 2. A: 18,624 (18,624).

The Islanders’ Brock Nelson scores past Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek in overtime.

St. LOuIS POSt-dISPatCH • B7

L.A. Clippers: Harris 5-14 0-0 12, Gallinari 5-13 4-4 16, Jordan 2-7 0-0 4, Rivers 7-13 0-0 16, Bradley 5-11 0-0 10, W.Johnson 2-3 0-0 4, Dekker 1-2 0-0 2, Harrell 8-13 2-2 18, Wallace 0-3 0-0 0, L.Williams 7-12 8-9 26. Totals 42-91 14-15 108. Detroit: S.Johnson 4-9 1-2 10, Griffin 7-19 4-5 19, Drummond 5-15 2-3 12, Smith 7-14 0-0 15, Bullock 7-11 0-0 19, Tolliver 3-6 5-6 12, Galloway 1-7 0-0 2, Kennard 2-7 1-1 6. Totals 36-88 13-17 95. L.A. Clippers 31 21 25 31 — 108 Detroit 30 26 24 15 — 95 3-pointers: L.A. Clippers 10-30 (L.Williams 4-6, Rivers 2-5, Harris 2-7, Gallinari 2-7, W.Johnson 0-1, Wallace 0-1, Bradley 0-3), Detroit 10-31 (Bullock 5-9, Kennard 1-2, S.Johnson 1-2, Smith 1-3, Tolliver 1-4, Griffin 1-7, Galloway 0-4). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: L.A. Clippers 57 (Jordan 17), Detroit 40 (Drummond 17). Assists: L.A. Clippers 23 (L.Williams 6), Detroit 22 (Griffin 6). Total fouls: L.A. Clippers 16, Detroit 16. Technicals: Bradley, Jordan, Harrell, Griffin, Drummond. A: 16,697 (21,000).

Jazz 106, Hornets 94 Charlotte: Kidd-Gilchrist 2-4 2-3 6, Williams 2-7 6-6 11, Howard 2-7 1-4 5, Walker 8-19 0-0 19, Batum 6-13 0-0 13, Bacon 0-0 0-0 0, Kaminsky 5-12 3-3 14, Zeller 2-5 0-0 4, Carter-Williams 2-7 2-2 7, Monk 1-3 0-0 3, Lamb 4-7 1-1 10, Graham 1-1 0-0 2, Stone 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-85 15-19 94. Utah: Ingles 9-15 2-2 23, Favors 3-8 0-0 6, Gobert 7-8 6-8 20, Rubio 3-7 0-0 6, Mitchell 8-21 6-7 25, O’Neale 3-8 0-0 8, McCree 0-0 0-0 0, Jerebko 4-9 0-0 10, Niang 0-0 0-0 0, Udoh 3-4 0-0 6, Neto 1-2 0-0 2, Burks 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 41-84 14-17 106. Charlotte 24 22 31 17 — 94 Utah 28 27 29 22 — 106 3-pointers: Charlotte 9-24 (Walker 3-8, Lamb 1-1, Carter-Williams 1-2, Monk 1-2, Williams 1-3, Batum 1-3, Kaminsky 1-5), Utah 10-29 (Ingles 3-8, Mitchell 3-10, Jerebko 2-3, O’Neale 2-4, Neto 0-1, Rubio 0-1, Burks 0-1, Favors 0-1). Fouled out: Howard. Rebounds: Charlotte 33 (Howard 9), Utah 49 (Gobert 11). Assists: Charlotte 17 (Walker 5), Utah 29 (Rubio 7). Total fouls: Charlotte 18, Utah 17. A: 18,306 (19,911). LATE THURSDAY

Warriors 121, Mavs 103 Dallas: Matthews 7-17 1-2 17, Nowitzki 6-10 3-3 16, Powell 7-9 4-4 18, Smith Jr. 8-18 2-2 22, Barea 2-9 2-2 6, Kleber 1-6 0-0 2, Mejri 5-10 0-0 10, Ferrell 3-9 1-2 9, Collinsworth 1-4 0-0 2, J.Jones 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 40-93 14-17 103. Golden State: Durant 8-13 4-4 24, Green 4-17 3-4 12, Pachulia 3-4 2-2 8, St.Curry 7-12 2-2 20, Thompson 8-15 0-0 18, Casspi 0-0 0-0 0, Looney 3-3 0-2 6, West 4-6 2-2 10, McGee 0-1 4-4 4, Livingston 3-5 0-0 6, Young 2-5 0-0 6, Iguodala 2-3 0-0 5, McCaw 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 45-88 17-20 121. 33 27 25 18 — 103 Dallas Golden State 23 37 33 28 — 121 3-pointers: Dallas 9-37 (Smith Jr. 4-9, Ferrell 2-5, Matthews 2-9, Nowitzki 1-4, J.Jones 0-1, Mejri 0-1, Kleber 0-3, Barea 0-5), Golden State 14-29 (Durant 4-6, St.Curry 4-9, Young 2-3, Thompson 2-6, Iguodala 1-2, Green 1-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Dallas 35 (Nowitzki 11), Golden State 51 (Green 10). Assists: Dallas 19 (Barea 8), Golden State 37 (St.Curry 8). Total fouls: Dallas 16, Golden State 18. Technicals: Matthews, Green. A: 19,596 (19,596).

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell shoots as Detroit Pistons guard Langston Galloway defends Friday in Detroit.

Clippers shut down Griffin, Pistons 108-95 ASSOCIATED PRESS

Lou Williams scored 26 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers handed former teammate Blake Griffin his first loss with Detroit, beating the Pistons 108-95 on Friday night. It was a bit of an off night for Griffin, who scored 19 points but shot seven of 19 from the field. The whole Detroit team faded down the stretch. The Pistons led 80-77 after three quarters but scored only 15 points in the fourth. Detroit had won five in a row, with Griffin playing in four of those games. Tobias Harris scored 12 points and Avery Bradley had 10. They were the key players the Clippers acquired in the deal last week that sent Griffin to Detroit. Embiid leads 76ers to easy win • Joel Embiid scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, and Dario Saric had 24 points and four 3’s as the Philadelphia 76ers rolled 100-82 over the New Orleans Pelicans. Embiid, a game-time decision with a sore ankle, hit his first six shots from the floor and scored 16 points in the first quarter, two more than the Pelicans, as the Sixers led by 18 after a quarter. Embiid recorded his 27th double-double of the season by halftime, with

20 points on nine-for-11 shooting and 10 rebounds. He now has a double-double in seven straight games, matching his season high. Korver, James carry Cavaliers • LeBron James had a triple-double and Kyle Korver scored a season-high 30 points, including four straight 3-pointers to close the third period, as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 123-107. One day after unloading six players, including guards Isaiah Thomas and Dwyane Wade, in three trades, the Cavaliers were in a state of transition. They had only nine available players, but Korver more than made up for a short bench. Korver, the former Hawks fan favorite, made seven of 13 from 3-point range and finished two points from matching his career high of 32. Grizzlies coach fined • Memphis Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for directing inappropriate comments toward a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner after an ejection. Bickerstaff was ejected with 7:41 remaining in the Grizzlies’ 92-88 home loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.


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02.10.2018 • Saturday • M 2 NHL STANDINGS

NBA SUMMARIES

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div Tampa Bay 54 37 14 3 77 194 142 18-5-1 19-9-2 9-3-1 Boston 52 33 11 8 74 173 124 18-6-4 15-5-4 12-1-2 Toronto 56 32 19 5 69 182 156 16-8-2 16-11-3 6-5-1 Florida 52 23 23 6 52 147 167 13-9-3 10-14-3 8-4-1 Detroit 53 21 23 9 51 142 161 11-11-7 10-12-2 6-11-2 Montreal 54 22 26 6 50 142 169 14-10-5 8-16-1 10-6-2 Ottawa 53 19 25 9 47 141 182 12-11-5 7-14-4 5-9-3 Buffalo 54 15 29 10 40 124 178 7-15-4 8-14-6 3-6-2 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div Washington 54 32 17 5 69 169 156 20-8-1 12-9-4 11-5-3 Pittsburgh 56 30 22 4 64 172 170 20-7-1 10-15-3 11-5-0 New Jersey 53 27 18 8 62 159 159 15-9-3 12-9-5 7-6-1 Philadelphia 54 26 19 9 61 157 158 14-9-5 12-10-4 6-4-4 NY Islanders 56 27 23 6 60 191 207 15-8-4 12-15-2 8-7-1 Carolina 55 25 21 9 59 148 165 13-9-5 12-12-4 6-5-4 Columbus 54 27 23 4 58 141 154 16-10-1 11-13-3 8-8-2 NY Rangers 55 26 24 5 57 161 171 18-10-3 8-14-2 7-6-3 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L Nashville 53 32 12 Winnipeg 55 32 14 Blues 57 34 20 Dallas 56 33 19 Minnesota 54 29 19 Colorado 53 29 20 Chicago 54 24 22 Pacific GP W L Vegas 54 36 14 Los Angeles 54 30 19 San Jose 54 28 18 Calgary 55 28 19 Anaheim 56 27 19 Edmonton 53 23 26 Vancouver 55 21 28 Arizona 54 13 32

OT 9 9 3 4 6 4 8 OT 4 5 8 8 10 4 6 9

Pts 73 73 71 70 64 62 56 Pts 76 65 64 64 64 50 48 35

GF 166 178 166 175 162 168 157 GF 186 156 156 156 158 148 141 126

GA Home 138 18-5-3 148 20-4-2 143 19-11-0 145 20-8-1 156 18-4-5 156 19-7-1 152 12-12-3 GA Home 148 19-3-2 129 14-9-3 150 14-8-3 157 13-13-3 161 15-9-3 171 12-13-2 180 10-14-3 189 6-16-3

Away 14-7-6 12-10-7 15-9-3 13-11-3 11-15-1 10-13-3 12-10-5 Away 17-11-2 16-10-2 14-10-5 15-6-5 12-10-7 11-13-2 11-14-3 7-16-6

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

Friday Washington 4, Columbus 2 NY Islanders 7, Detroit 6, OT NY Rangers 4, Calgary 3 Los Angeles 3, Florida 1 Carolina 4, Vancouver 1 Blues 5, Winnipeg 2 Dallas 4, Pittsburgh 3, SO Anaheim 3, Edmonton 2 Thursday Buffalo 4, NY Islanders 3 Calgary 3, New Jersey 2 Philadelphia 5, Montreal 3 Ottawa 4, Nashville 3, OT Tampa Bay 5, Vancouver 2 Arizona 4, Minnesota 3, OT Blues 6, Colorado 1 Dallas 4, Chicago 2 Vegas 5, San Jose 3 Saturday Buffalo at Boston, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Columbus, 6 p.m. Nashville at Montreal, 6 p.m. LA at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Toronto, 6 p.m. Colorado at Carolina, 7 p.m. Phila. at Arizona, 7 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Edmonton at San Jose, 9 p.m. Sunday Pittsburgh at Blues, 11 a.m. Rangers at Winnipeg, 2 p.m. Detroit at Washington, 2 p.m. Vancouver at Dallas, 3 p.m. Calgary at Islanders, 6 p.m. Boston at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Colorado at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Phila. at Vegas, 7 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim, 7 p.m. Monday Tampa Bay at Toronto, 6 p.m. Florida at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Chicago at Arizona, 8 p.m.

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

Heat 91, Bucks 85

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

Rockets 130, Nuggets 104 Denver: Barton 2-8 2-2 6, Chandler 4-8 2-4 11, Jokic 6-8 1-2 14, Murray 3-8 0-1 6, G.Harris 3-11 2-2 8, Hernangomez 3-8 0-0 6, Arthur 2-2 0-0 4, Lyles 8-15 7-7 24, Morris 4-5 2-2 10, Beasley 3-6 1-1 7, Craig 4-9 0-0 8. Totals 42-88 17-21 104. Houston: Mbah a Moute 5-5 2-3 14, Tucker 2-8 0-0 6, Capela 9-15 5-11 23, Paul 3-8 5-5 11, Harden 7-16 9-11 28, Black 4-4 0-0 8, Anderson 3-4 0-0 9, Brown 1-3 0-0 3, Gordon 4-9 2-2 12, Green 5-14 2-2 16. Totals 43-86 25-34 130. Denver 23 23 24 34 — 104 Houston 35 28 34 33 — 130 3-pointers: Denver 3-28 (Jokic 1-1, Chandler 1-4, Lyles 1-5, Beasley 0-1, Murray 0-3, Barton 0-3, Hernangomez 0-4, G.Harris 0-7), Houston 19-41 (Harden 5-11, Green 4-9, Anderson 3-3, Mbah a Moute 2-2, Gordon 2-5, Tucker 2-5, Brown 1-2, Paul 0-4). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Denver 39 (Jokic, Lyles 7), Houston 48 (Capela 25). Assists: Denver 25 (Morris 6), Houston 26 (Harden 11). Total fouls: Denver 20, Houston 16. Technicals: Green. A: 18,055 (18,055).

Pacers 97, Celtics 91

Cavaliers 123, Hawks 107

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Nelson’s 3rd goal lifts Islanders in OT ASSOCIATED PRESS

Brock Nelson scored his third goal of the game 3:15 into overtime and the New York Islanders, boosted by a late flurry Friday night, emerged with a wild 7-6 win over the Detroit Red Wings. The Islanders trailed 5-2 with 6:33 left in regulation when Detroit’s Tyler Bertuzzi was assessed a major game misconduct for slashing Cal Clutterbuck. New York took full advantage as Nelson, Anders Lee, Nick Leddy and Josh Bailey scored power-play goals in the span of 3:37 for a 6-5 lead. The four power-play goals in the third period set a franchise record. Beagle scores as Caps win • Fourth-line center Jay Beagle put Washington ahead for good with his 50th career goal, and

the Capitals continued their dominance against the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 4-2 victory. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Lars Eller each had a goal and an assist as Washington swept a home-and-home with Columbus and won its sixth straight against the Blue Jackets. The Metropolitan Division leaders won for the fourth time in six games despite being outshot 37-17 by the visitors. Ottawa fires president, CEO • Tom Anselmi is out as the Ottawa Senators’ president and CEO. The team said Friday that Anselmi, who was hired Jan. 27, 2017, will be “vacating his position.” The Senators also announced a three-year extension for general manager Pierre Dorion, saying the team’s goal remains to win a Stanley Cup.

NHL SUMMARIES Kings 3, Panthers 1

Islanders 7, Red Wings 6, OT

Stars 4, Penguins 3, SO

Los Angeles 0 2 1 — 3 Florida 1 0 0 — 1 First period: 1, Florida, Ekblad 11 (Matheson, Malgin), 11:32 (pp). Penalties: Andreoff, LA, Major (fighting), 2:39; Haley, FLA, Major (fighting), 2:39; Yandle, FLA, (tripping), 3:38; Clifford, LA, (holding), 9:55. Second period: 2, Los Angeles, Shore 4 (Andreoff, Forbort), 3:09. 3, Los Angeles, Brodzinski 3 (Forbort), 16:03. Penalties: McCoshen, FLA, Major (fighting), 12:55; Clifford, LA, Major (fighting), 12:55. Third period: 4, Los Angeles, Kopitar 22 (Iafallo, Forbort), 0:25. Penalties: Kempe, LA, (high sticking), 1:07. Shots: Los Angeles 11-9-6: 26. Florida 8-16-12: 36. Power-plays: Los Angeles 0 of 1; Florida 1 of 2. Goalies: Los Angeles, Quick 21-18-2 (36 shots-35 saves). Florida, Sateri 4-4-0 (26-23). A: 14,099. Referees: Ghislain Hebert, Dan O’Rourke. Linesmen: Derek Nansen, Tony Sericolo.

Detroit 3 0 3 0 — 6 NY Islanders 0 1 5 1 — 7 First period: 1, Detroit, Mantha 17 (Kronwall, Zetterberg), 2:13. 2, Detroit, Frk 10 (Bertuzzi), 5:12. 3, Detroit, Zetterberg 7 (Nyquist, Green), 14:40. Penalties: Abdelkader, DET, (tripping), 15:58. Second period: 4, NY Islanders, Eberle 19 (Barzal), 9:36. Penalties: Athanasiou, DET, (holding stick), 1:40; Hickey, NYI, (tripping), 3:49; Abdelkader, DET, Major (fighting), 18:39; Boychuk, NYI, Major (fighting), 18:39. Third period: 5, NY Islanders, Nelson 12 (Hickey, Pelech), 3:02. 6, Detroit, Helm 6 (Abdelkader, Nielsen), 7:42. 7, Detroit, Mantha 18 (Kronwall, Zetterberg), 9:54 (pp). 8, NY Islanders, Nelson 13 (Barzal), 14:34 (pp). 9, NY Islanders, Lee 29 (Barzal, Bailey), 15:28 (pp). 10, NY Islanders, Leddy 9 (Tavares, Eberle), 16:39 (pp). 11, NY Islanders, Bailey 14 (Barzal, Tavares), 18:11 (pp). 12, Detroit, Green 6 (Larkin, Zetterberg), 19:31. Penalties: NY Islanders bench, served by Barzal (too many men on the ice), 9:00; Bertuzzi, DET, served by Frk, Misconduct (misconduct), 13:27. Overtime: 13, NY Islanders, Nelson 14 (Barzal), 3:15. Penalties: None. Shots: Detroit 14-10-14-1: 39. NY Islanders 8-3-16-2: 29. Power-plays: Detroit 1 of 2; NY Islanders 4 of 7. Goalies: Detroit, Mrazek 7-6-3 (29 shots-22 saves). NY Islanders, Halak 17-16-4 (7-6), Greiss 10-7-2 (32-27). A: 11,847. Referees: Gord Dwyer, Graham Skilliter. Linesmen: Trent Knorr, Andrew Smith.

Pittsburgh 2 0 1 0 — 3 Dallas 1 0 2 0 — 4 Dallas won shootout 1-0. First period: 1, Pittsburgh, Sheahan 5 (Aston-Reese, Cole), 9:07. 2, Pittsburgh, Hagelin 6, 10:54 (sh). 3, Dallas, Seguin 29 (Benn, Heatherington), 17:57. Penalties: Lindell, DAL, (high sticking), 0:43; Maatta, PIT, (interference), 2:30; Sheahan, PIT, (slashing), 6:45; Roussel, DAL, (cross checking), 9:29; Malkin, PIT, (cross checking), 9:29; Dumoulin, PIT, (high sticking), 9:43; Roussel, DAL, (cross checking), 12:17. Second period: None. Penalties: None. Third period: 4, Dallas, Klingberg 7 (Benn, Radulov), 2:46. 5, Dallas, Hamhuis 3 (Benn, Pateryn), 6:47. 6, Pittsburgh, Schultz 3 (Letang, Malkin), 18:47. Penalties: None. Overtime: None. Penalties: None. Shootout: Pittsburgh 0 (Malkin NG, Crosby NG, Kessel NG), Dallas 1 (Radulov NG, Seguin G, Spezza NG). Shots: Pittsburgh 13-7-15-2: 37. Dallas 9-12-10-5: 36. Power-plays: Pittsburgh 0 of 2; Dallas 0 of 3. Goalies: Pittsburgh, Murray 18-12-1 (36 shots33 saves). Dallas, Lehtonen 9-5-1 (37-34). T: 2:43. Referees: Eric Furlatt, Marc Joannette. Linesmen: Brian Murphy, Mark Shewchyk.

Hurricanes 4, Canucks 1 Vancouver 0 1 0 — 1 Carolina 3 0 1 — 4 First period: 1, Carolina, Pesce 2 (Staal, Aho), 0:14. 2, Carolina, Di Giuseppe 1 (Lindholm, Hanifin), 14:43. 3, Carolina, Aho 20 (Pesce, Slavin), 19:04. Penalties: Carolina bench, served by Williams (too many men on the ice), 11:28; Edler, VAN, (holding stick), 11:54; Del Zotto, VAN, (roughing), 19:55; Skinner, CAR, (roughing), 19:55. Second period: 4, Vancouver, Del Zotto 4 (Biega, Baertschi), 3:30. Penalties: Gudbranson, VAN, (interference), 6:25; Horvat, VAN, (holding), 15:41. Third period: 5, Carolina, Williams 10 (Skinner), 7:27. Penalties: Dahlbeck, CAR, Major (fighting), 4:23; Archibald, VAN, Major (fighting), 4:23; Hanifin, CAR, (high sticking), 18:40. Shots: Vancouver 6-12-4: 22. Carolina 10-9-14: 33. Power-plays: Vancouver 0 of 2; Carolina 0 of 3. Goalies: Vancouver, Markstrom 15-19-5 (33 shots-29 saves). Carolina, Darling 10-14-6 (22-21). A: 13,123. Referees: Jake Brenk, Brian Pochmara. Linesmen: Brad Kovachik, Steve Miller.

Capitals 4, Blue Jackets 2 Columbus 1 1 0 — Washington 2 2 0 — First period: 1, Washington, Carlson 9 (Kuznetsov, Vrana), 5:09. 2, Columbus, Dubois 11, 6:28. 3, Washington, Kuznetsov 15 (Eller, Niskanen), 19:58. Penalties: Foligno, CBJ, (holding), 8:49; Kuznetsov, WSH, (interference), 17:52. Second period: 4, Columbus, Panarin 14 (Jones), 0:27. 5, Washington, Beagle 6 (Stephenson, Smith-Pelly), 4:38. 6, Washington, Eller 11 (Oshie), 6:06 (pp). Penalties: Kukan, CBJ, (tripping), 1:37; Sedlak, CBJ, (high sticking), 4:42; Wilson, WSH, (tripping), 17:31. Third period: None. Penalties: Niskanen, WSH, (delay of game), 7:12; Panarin, CBJ, (high sticking), 19:06. Shots: Columbus 9-13-15: 37. Washington 6-5-6: 17. Power-plays: Columbus 0 of 3; Washington 1 of 4. Goalies: Columbus, Bobrovsky 22-18-4 (17 shots-13 saves). Washington, Holtby 28-10-2 (37-35). A: 18,506. Referees: TJ Luxmore, Kelly Sutherland. Linesmen: Matt MacPherson, Vaughan Rody.

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Rangers 4, Flames 3 Calgary 1 2 0 — 3 NY Rangers 1 1 2 — 4 First period: 1, NY Rangers, Hayes 12 (Desharnais, DeAngelo), 7:53 (pp). 2, Calgary, Kulak 1 (Gaudreau, Ferland), 18:15. Penalties: Hamilton, CGY, (high sticking), 2:36; Ferland, CGY, (interference), 6:07; Backlund, CGY, (tripping), 14:34; Holden, NYR, (interference), 18:56. Second period: 3, NY Rangers, Grabner 22 (Hayes, Miller), 11:52. 4, Calgary, Lazar 1 (Stajan, Lomberg), 12:37. 5, Calgary, Tkachuk 18 (Hamilton, Brodie), 18:27 (pp). Penalties: NY Rangers bench, served by Miller (too many men on the ice), 1:12; Skjei, NYR, (hooking), 8:41; Kampfer, NYR, (tripping), 16:53. Third period: 6, NY Rangers, Nash 17 (Holden, Zuccarello), 6:41. 7, NY Rangers, Zibanejad 16 (Skjei, Miller), 12:41 (pp). Penalties: Carey, NYR, (hooking), 8:50; Bennett, CGY, (holding), 11:44; Giordano, CGY, (slashing), 13:57; Hayes, NYR, (tripping), 18:28. Shots: Calgary 8-21-9: 38. NY Rangers 20-8-8: 36. Power-plays: Calgary 1 of 6; NY Rangers 2 of 5. Goalies: Calgary, Smith 22-16-6 (36 shots-32 saves). NY Rangers, Lundqvist 22-17-4 (30-28), Pavelec 4-7-1 (8-7). A: 18,006. Referees: Garrett Rank, Francois St Laurent. Linesmen: Travis Gawryletz, Ryan Gibbons.

Ducks 3, Oilers 2 Edmonton 0 1 1 — 2 Anaheim 1 1 1 — 3 First period: 1, Anaheim, Lindholm 8, 2:28. Penalties: Maroon, EDM, Major (fighting), 6:51; Bieksa, ANA, Major (fighting), 6:51. Second period: 2, Anaheim, Perry 11 (Getzlaf), 15:50. 3, Edmonton, Slepyshev 2, 16:58. Penalties: Manson, ANA, (tripping), 5:16; Cogliano, ANA, (slashing), 11:38; Puljujarvi, EDM, (hooking), 18:36. Third period: 4, Anaheim, Kesler 6 (Lindholm, Cogliano), 3:04. 5, Edmonton, Russell 4 (Maroon, McDavid), 14:55. Penalties: Lucic, EDM, (high sticking), 4:29; Anaheim bench, served by Rakell (too many men on the ice), 11:16. Shots: Edmonton 14-12-6: 32. Anaheim 11-13-10: 34. Power-plays: Edmonton 0 of 3; Anaheim 0 of 2. Goalies: Edmonton, Talbot 19-19-2 (34 shots31 saves). Anaheim, Gibson 19-14-5 (32-30). A: 17,174. Referees: Tom Chmielewski, Tim Peel. Linesmen: Steve Barton, Shane Heyer.

Points leaders PLAYER Kucherov Kessel Gaudreau McDavid Voracek Malkin Tavares Stamkos MacKinnon Giroux Crosby Bailey Wheeler Ovechkin Kopitar Barzal Marchessault Hall

TEAM TBL PIT CGY EDM PHI PIT NYI TBL COL PHI PIT NYI WPG WSH LAK NYI VGK NJD

G 28 24 18 22 11 30 28 20 24 16 17 14 14 32 22 16 20 20

A 40 41 47 41 52 32 34 42 37 45 43 46 45 26 36 42 34 34

PTS 68 65 65 63 63 62 62 62 61 61 60 60 59 58 58 58 54 54

NBA STANDINGS

Milwaukee: Antetokounmpo 8-21 6-7 23, Middleton 5-14 3-3 14, Henson 1-3 1-1 3, Snell 0-3 2-2 2, Bledsoe 8-15 1-2 19, Parker 2-5 0-0 4, Maker 4-5 0-0 8, Zeller 1-3 0-0 2, Terry 2-3 0-0 6, Kilpatrick 0-2 2-2 2, Brown 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 32-76 15-17 85. Miami: Richardson 6-12 3-3 16, Winslow 0-6 0-0 0, Whiteside 6-14 0-0 12, Dragic 1-11 3-3 6, T.Johnson 7-16 2-2 19, Jones Jr. 0-0 0-0 0, J.Johnson 4-6 0-0 9, Adebayo 3-7 9-10 15, Ellington 4-10 0-0 11, Wade 1-6 0-0 3. Totals 32-88 17-18 91. Milwaukee 23 23 8 31 — 85 Miami 19 23 30 19 — 91 3-pointers: Milwaukee 6-20 (Terry 2-3, Bledsoe 2-4, Middleton 1-3, Antetokounmpo 1-4, Kilpatrick 0-1, Zeller 0-1, Snell 0-2, Parker 0-2), Miami 10-26 (T.Johnson 3-8, Ellington 3-8, J.Johnson 1-1, Wade 1-1, Dragic 1-4, Richardson 1-4). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Milwaukee 37 (Antetokounmpo 11), Miami 51 (Whiteside 16). Assists: Milwaukee 18 (Bledsoe 6), Miami 16 (Dragic, T.Johnson, Adebayo 3). Total fouls: Milwaukee 20, Miami 21. Technicals: Henson, Richardson. A: 20,018 (19,600).

Indiana: Bogdanovic 4-9 5-5 13, T.Young 5-10 2-2 13, Turner 6-11 5-7 19, Joseph 0-6 0-0 0, Oladipo 15-29 3-4 35, Jefferson 1-1 0-0 2, Sabonis 2-7 1-2 5, J.Young 2-3 0-0 4, Stephenson 2-7 2-2 6. Totals 37-83 18-22 97. Boston: Tatum 6-11 3-3 15, Horford 4-7 0-0 10, Baynes 3-8 0-0 6, Irving 8-18 3-3 21, Brown 7-13 0-2 16, Ojeleye 0-1 1-2 1, Nader 0-1 0-0 0, Morris 3-12 0-0 6, Theis 2-4 0-0 4, Monroe 0-3 2-2 2, Rozier 1-11 7-8 10. Totals 34-89 16-20 91. Indiana 30 29 17 21 — 97 Boston 16 22 34 19 — 91 3-pointers: Indiana 5-20 (Turner 2-4, Oladipo 2-8, T.Young 1-1, Stephenson 0-1, J.Young 0-1, Joseph 0-2, Bogdanovic 0-3), Boston 7-27 (Horford 2-2, Brown 2-7, Irving 2-7, Rozier 1-6, Baynes 0-1, Nader 0-1, Morris 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Indiana 53 (T.Young 14), Boston 38 (Horford 8). Assists: Indiana 18 (Joseph 7), Boston 16 (Irving 5). Total fouls: Indiana 20, Boston 21. Technicals: Brown, Boston (Defensive three second) 2. A: 18,624 (18,624).

The Islanders’ Brock Nelson scores past Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek in overtime.

St. LOuIS POSt-dISPatCH • B7

Cleveland: Osman 6-9 2-7 16, James 8-20 6-7 22, Thompson 5-7 0-2 10, Calderon 5-7 0-0 11, Smith 3-6 0-0 7, Green 9-16 3-3 24, Zizic 0-0 0-0 0, Perrantes 0-0 0-0 0, Korver 9-16 5-5 30, Holland 1-5 0-0 3. Totals 46-86 16-24 123. Atlanta: Prince 5-16 5-5 15, Ilyasova 3-6 4-4 12, Plumlee 1-1 0-0 2, Schroder 10-18 3-3 25, Bazemore 4-9 1-2 13, Collins 1-4 0-0 2, Muscala 1-4 0-0 2, Dedmon 1-2 0-0 3, Taylor 4-8 1-2 11, Delaney 3-6 0-0 8, Dorsey 4-11 3-3 14. Totals 37-85 17-19 107. Cleveland 31 30 36 26 — 123 Atlanta 27 29 26 25 — 107 3-pointers: Cleveland 15-35 (Korver 7-13, Green 3-4, Osman 2-5, Calderon 1-2, Smith 1-3, Holland 1-5, James 0-3), Atlanta 16-44 (Bazemore 4-4, Dorsey 3-7, Ilyasova 2-3, Delaney 2-4, Taylor 2-5, Schroder 2-8, Dedmon 1-2, Muscala 0-2, Prince 0-9). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Cleveland 44 (James 12), Atlanta 42 (Collins 7). Assists: Cleveland 31 (James 17), Atlanta 20 (Taylor, Schroder 4). Total fouls: Cleveland 17, Atlanta 18. Technicals: Atlanta (Defensive three second) 2, Bazemore. A: 16,438 (19,049).

W 40 38 27 23 19 W 31 30 23 18 17 W 32 30 31 27 19

L 17 16 25 33 37 L 24 26 32 36 39 L 22 24 25 27 35

Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf .702 — 6-4 L-1 21-9 19-8 25-12 .704 — 7-3 W-4 23-4 15-12 22-7 .519 10 5-5 W-2 15-10 12-15 14-13 .411 16 2-8 L-5 16-11 7-22 11-21 .339 20 2-8 L-4 11-18 8-19 12-21 Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf .564 — 6-4 L-2 17-10 14-14 18-14 .536 1½ 3-7 W-1 14-12 16-14 21-15 .418 8 4-6 L-3 15-14 8-18 12-17 .333 12½ 5-5 W-3 11-14 7-22 11-22 .304 14½ 3-7 L-2 12-17 5-22 7-28 Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf .593 — 5-5 W-2 20-7 12-15 24-12 .556 2 7-3 L-1 18-9 12-15 17-17 .554 2 7-3 W-1 19-11 12-14 21-15 .500 5 5-5 L-1 18-11 9-16 16-18 .352 13 2-8 W-1 12-14 7-21 16-15

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W 41 Houston San Antonio 35 New Orleans 28 Memphis 18 17 Dallas Northwest W Minnesota 34 Portland 31 Oklahoma City 31 Denver 29 Utah 27 Pacific W Golden State 42 LA Clippers 28 LA Lakers 23 Phoenix 18 Sacramento 17

L 13 21 26 36 38 L 24 25 25 26 28 L 13 25 31 38 37

Pct .759 .625 .519 .333 .309 Pct .586 .554 .554 .527 .491 Pct .764 .528 .426 .321 .315

GB — 7 13 23 24½ GB — 2 2 3½ 5½ GB — 13 18½ 24½ 24½

Friday LA Clippers 108, Detroit 95 Philadelphia 100, New Orleans 82 Cleveland 123, Atlanta 107 Indiana 97, Boston 91 Houston 130, Denver 104 Miami 91, Milwaukee 85 Utah 106, Charlotte 94 Chicago 114, Minnesota 113 Portland 118, Sacramento 100 Thursday Orlando 100, Atlanta 98 Toronto 113, New York 88 Boston 110, Washington 104, OT Portland 109, Charlotte 103, OT Golden State 121, Dallas 103 LA Lakers 106, Oklahoma City 81 Saturday New Orleans at Brooklyn, 5 p.m. LA Clippers at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Orlando, 6 p.m.

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

Str Home Away Conf W-7 21-6 20-7 23-8 W-1 22-6 13-15 20-11 L-3 14-12 14-14 14-19 L-5 13-16 5-20 15-20 L-2 10-18 7-20 9-26 Str Home Away Conf L-2 22-6 12-18 25-9 W-2 16-10 15-15 17-14 L-1 19-9 12-16 16-17 L-1 22-7 7-19 18-18 W-8 16-9 11-19 16-14 Str Home Away Conf W-1 20-7 22-6 23-10 W-3 16-12 12-13 20-16 W-4 14-14 9-17 11-21 L-4 9-20 9-18 12-22 L-1 8-17 9-20 9-23

Washington at Chicago, 7 p.m. LA Lakers at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Golden State, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Sunday Toronto at Charlotte, noon Cleveland at Boston, 2:30 p.m. Detroit at Atlanta, 2:30 p.m. New York at Indiana, 4 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 6 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Utah at Portland, 8 p.m. Monday New Orleans at Detroit, 6 p.m. New York at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. LA Clippers at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Orlando at Chicago, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

76ers 100, Pelicans 82 New Orleans: Liggins 0-2 0-0 0, Mirotic 5-15 0-0 12, Davis 6-19 2-3 14, Holiday 3-11 2-5 9, Moore 2-7 0-0 4, Miller 5-12 0-0 13, Diallo 3-8 0-0 6, Okafor 1-3 2-2 4, Rondo 2-5 1-4 5, Clark 6-13 1-2 15. Totals 33-95 8-16 82. Philadelphia: Covington 4-9 0-0 8, Saric 8-11 4-4 24, Embiid 11-18 0-0 24, Simmons 3-11 4-4 10, Redick 6-10 0-0 15, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Holmes 0-2 0-0 0, Booker 1-3 0-0 3, McConnell 1-5 0-0 2, Bayless 0-1 0-0 0, Luwawu-Cabarrot 2-12 0-0 6, Anderson 3-11 0-1 8. Totals 39-93 8-9 100. New Orleans 14 27 11 30 — 82 Philadelphia 32 24 28 16 — 100 3-pointers: New Orleans 8-31 (Miller 3-8, Clark 2-6, Mirotic 2-7, Holiday 1-3, Liggins 0-2, Moore 0-2, Davis 0-3), Philadelphia 14-34 (Saric 4-5, Redick 3-6, Embiid 2-4, Anderson 2-5, Luwawu-Cabarrot 2-7, Booker 1-2, Bayless 0-1, Covington 0-4). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: New Orleans 46 (Davis, Okafor 8), Philadelphia 58 (Embiid 16). Assists: New Orleans 17 (Rondo 10), Philadelphia 26 (Simmons 8). Total fouls: New Orleans 12, Philadelphia 16. Technicals: Philadelphia (Defensive three second). A: 20,489 (21,600).

Clippers 108, Pistons 95 L.A. Clippers: Harris 5-14 0-0 12, Gallinari 5-13 4-4 16, Jordan 2-7 0-0 4, Rivers 7-13 0-0 16, Bradley 5-11 0-0 10, W.Johnson 2-3 0-0 4, Dekker 1-2 0-0 2, Harrell 8-13 2-2 18, Wallace 0-3 0-0 0, L.Williams 7-12 8-9 26. Totals 42-91 14-15 108. Detroit: S.Johnson 4-9 1-2 10, Griffin 7-19 4-5 19, Drummond 5-15 2-3 12, Smith 7-14 0-0 15, Bullock 7-11 0-0 19, Tolliver 3-6 5-6 12, Galloway 1-7 0-0 2, Kennard 2-7 1-1 6. Totals 36-88 13-17 95. L.A. Clippers 31 21 25 31 — 108 Detroit 30 26 24 15 — 95 3-pointers: L.A. Clippers 10-30 (L.Williams 4-6, Rivers 2-5, Harris 2-7, Gallinari 2-7, W.Johnson 0-1, Wallace 0-1, Bradley 0-3), Detroit 10-31 (Bullock 5-9, Kennard 1-2, S.Johnson 1-2, Smith 1-3, Tolliver 1-4, Griffin 1-7, Galloway 0-4). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: L.A. Clippers 57 (Jordan 17), Detroit 40 (Drummond 17). Assists: L.A. Clippers 23 (L.Williams 6), Detroit 22 (Griffin 6). Total fouls: L.A. Clippers 16, Detroit 16. Technicals: Bradley, Jordan, Harrell, Griffin, Drummond. A: 16,697 (21,000).

Jazz 106, Hornets 94 Charlotte: Kidd-Gilchrist 2-4 2-3 6, Williams 2-7 6-6 11, Howard 2-7 1-4 5, Walker 8-19 0-0 19, Batum 6-13 0-0 13, Bacon 0-0 0-0 0, Kaminsky 5-12 3-3 14, Zeller 2-5 0-0 4, Carter-Williams 2-7 2-2 7, Monk 1-3 0-0 3, Lamb 4-7 1-1 10, Graham 1-1 0-0 2, Stone 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-85 15-19 94. Utah: Ingles 9-15 2-2 23, Favors 3-8 0-0 6, Gobert 7-8 6-8 20, Rubio 3-7 0-0 6, Mitchell 8-21 6-7 25, O’Neale 3-8 0-0 8, McCree 0-0 0-0 0, Jerebko 4-9 0-0 10, Niang 0-0 0-0 0, Udoh 3-4 0-0 6, Neto 1-2 0-0 2, Burks 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 41-84 14-17 106. Charlotte 24 22 31 17 — 94 Utah 28 27 29 22 — 106 3-pointers: Charlotte 9-24 (Walker 3-8, Lamb 1-1, Carter-Williams 1-2, Monk 1-2, Williams 1-3, Batum 1-3, Kaminsky 1-5), Utah 10-29 (Ingles 3-8, Mitchell 3-10, Jerebko 2-3, O’Neale 2-4, Neto 0-1, Rubio 0-1, Burks 0-1, Favors 0-1). Fouled out: Howard. Rebounds: Charlotte 33 (Howard 9), Utah 49 (Gobert 11). Assists: Charlotte 17 (Walker 5), Utah 29 (Rubio 7). Total fouls: Charlotte 18, Utah 17. A: 18,306 (19,911).

Bulls 114, T’Wolves 113 Minnesota: Wiggins 9-14 0-0 18, Gibson 5-10 0-0 10, Towns 3-8 8-9 14, Teague 4-8 0-0 9, Butler 11-26 13-15 38, Bjelica 2-4 2-2 7, Dieng 1-4 0-2 2, Jones 3-5 0-0 7, Crawford 3-8 0-0 8. Totals 41-87 23-28 113. Chicago: Holiday 3-8 4-5 12, Markkanen 5-7 0-0 12, Lopez 8-11 3-7 19, Grant 5-9 3-4 14, LaVine 12-26 10-11 35, Valentine 2-10 1-1 5, Zipser 1-3 0-0 3, Portis 4-7 2-2 11, Arcidiacono 1-1 0-0 3, Nwaba 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 41-83 23-30 114. Minnesota 27 40 19 27 — 113 30 26 33 25 — 114 Chicago 3-point goals: Minnesota 8-22 (Butler 3-9, Crawford 2-4, Teague 1-1, Jones 1-2, Bjelica 1-3, Towns 0-1, Wiggins 0-2), Chicago 9-26 (Markkanen 2-3, Holiday 2-6, Arcidiacono 1-1, Grant 1-2, Zipser 1-2, Portis 1-2, LaVine 1-6, Lopez 0-1, Valentine 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Minnesota 46 (Towns 10), Chicago 39 (Grant 8). Assists: Minnesota 19 (Teague, Butler 5), Chicago 22 (Grant 11). Total fouls: Minnesota 22, Chicago 19. Technicals: Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau, Chicago (Defensive three second). A: 21,558 (20,917).

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Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell shoots as Detroit Pistons guard Langston Galloway defends Friday in Detroit.

Clippers shut down Griffin, Pistons 108-95 ASSOCIATED PRESS

Lou Williams scored 26 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers handed former teammate Blake Griffin his first loss with Detroit, beating the Pistons 108-95 on Friday night. It was a bit of an off night for Griffin, who scored 19 points but shot seven of 19 from the field. The whole Detroit team faded down the stretch. The Pistons led 80-77 after three quarters but scored only 15 points in the fourth. Detroit had won five in a row, with Griffin playing in four of those games. Tobias Harris scored 12 points and Avery Bradley had 10. They were the key players the Clippers acquired in the deal last week that sent Griffin to Detroit. Embiid leads 76ers to easy win • Joel Embiid scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, and Dario Saric had 24 points and four 3’s as the Philadelphia 76ers rolled 100-82 over the New Orleans Pelicans. Embiid, a game-time decision with a sore ankle, hit his first six shots from the floor and scored 16 points in the first quarter, two more than the Pelicans, as the Sixers led by 18 after a quarter. Embiid recorded his 27th double-double of the season by halftime, with

20 points on nine-for-11 shooting and 10 rebounds. He now has a double-double in seven straight games, matching his season high. Korver, James carry Cavaliers • LeBron James had a triple-double and Kyle Korver scored a season-high 30 points, including four straight 3-pointers to close the third period, as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 123-107. One day after unloading six players, including guards Isaiah Thomas and Dwyane Wade, in three trades, the Cavaliers were in a state of transition. They had only nine available players, but Korver more than made up for a short bench. Korver, the former Hawks fan favorite, made seven of 13 from 3-point range and finished two points from matching his career high of 32. Grizzlies coach fined • Memphis Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for directing inappropriate comments toward a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner after an ejection. Bickerstaff was ejected with 7:41 remaining in the Grizzlies’ 92-88 home loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.


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Vikings bounce back from big loss by toppling Pioneers Friday’s basketball box scores are sponsored by Maryville University. Washington 8 12 7 14 41 Liberty 15 16 14 19 64 W (9-13): Hoerstkamp 10, Jarvis 10, Rinne 5, Subke 5, Suggs 5, Ruether 3, Souders 2, Corley 1. FG 12 (3), FT 14-26. L (17-6): K. Catchings 21, J. Catchings 18, Sims 7, Lawson 4, McCain 4, Hilgartner 3, Hauk 2, Lawrence 2, McKeithen 2, Ball 1. FG 19 (2), FT 24-33. 2 11 6 15 34 Carterville Nashville 16 16 13 14 59 C (1-11): Anderson 7, Valerius 6, Johnson 5, Garbe 4, Bittle 3, Hawkins 3, Campbell 2, Laird 2, Stritzel 2. FG 13 (5), FT 3-6. N (20-6): Bultman 14, Haley 12, C. Parker 10, Bergmann 7, M. Anderson 6, C. Parker 6, D. Anderson 4. FG 23 (4), FT 9-11. 8 7 0 10 25 Roxana 20 19 26 14 79 A. Marquette R (4-22): Huffman 8, Beckman 7, Golenor 5, Coles 2, Lara 2, White 1. FG 9 (3), FT 4-8. A (26-0): Ervin 22, J. Hall 14, Snider 9, Dixon 6, Hartrich 6, Hemann 6, Green 4, N. Hall 4, Maag 4, Harris 2, McGee 2. FG 32 (4), FT 11-12.

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Valley Park 12 14 18 13 65 Hancock 11 15 17 14 59 H (8-12): Turner 18, Stewart 13, Moultrie 12, Stroup 9, Warren 6, Brenizer 1. FG 21 (5), FT 12-21. 19 11 22 8 60 Holt Zumwalt East 4 12 7 6 29 Z (8-12): Behan 20, Stern 4, Farrier 3, Carmichael 2. FG 12 (1), FT 4-5. Lindbergh 7 10 10 8 35 Oakville 20 6 10 12 48 L (10-11): Breeding 11, J. Baudendistel 6, Krell 6, Martin 6, Blaylock 5, Bilyeu 1. FG 15 (3), FT 2-8. 7 6 9 11 33 FZ North FZ South 12 8 10 10 40 FS (13-8): Popp 18, Askins 13, Smith 5, Daniels 2, Light 2. FG 11 (3), FT 15-23. Lafayette 18 17 24 8 67 Fox 7 13 2 2 24 L (14-6): Robbe 21, Wolf 19, Terry 11, Carpenter 8, Jeffries 6, Wilson 2. FG 24 (8), FT 11-16. F (7-10): Chrum 9, Adamec 6, Pisoni 5, Chapman 2, Dervisevic 2. FG 10 (3), FT 1-2. Seckman 13 9 14 9 45 Marquette 15 6 19 19 59 S (9-9): Stuckmeyer 15, Kriese 12, Harris 8, Parton 7, Townsend 3. FG 14 (4), FT 13-31. M (8-12): Price 17, Brown 15, Watkins 8, Deves 6, Constantinides 5, Williams 4, Lumpkens 2, Morrow 2. FG 21 (1), FT 16-32. 7 15 8 15 54 V. Duchesne Westminster 0 0 0 0 50 V (5-12): Gast 16, Mueller 12, Deines 11, Adamitis 8, Grewe 5, Griesediek 2. FG 24 (2), FT 4-11. Pky. North 16 10 20 22 68 8 9 20 23 60 Kirkwood P (18-5): Davis 23, Stovall 21, A. Jordan 18, Stacker 6. FG 22 (11), FT 13-17. K (18-3): Bruns 21, Stewart 20, Everett 11, Anderson 2, Hartmann 2, Kreidler 2, Wallace 2. FG 26 (2), FT 6-6. 14 8 10 19 51 Northwest-CH Mehlville 10 9 11 11 41 N (4-16): Fortner 33, Lakin 7, Bird 4, Bowen 3, Owens 2, Welker 2. FG 12 (0), FT 27-32. Bayless 6 4 12 4 26 20 18 10 14 62 Brentwood Ba (1-19): Cedeno 6, Hayes 5, Howell 5, Speaks 4, Adams 2, Dorsey 2, Long 2. FG 12 (2), FT 0-0. Br (13-10): Franklin 18, M. Callihan 12, Gombas 12, Ingersoll 12, Jones 6, Hill 2. FG 26 (2), FT 8-17. Luth. North 18 21 10 13 62 Principia 11 12 10 19 52 L (18-3): M. Buford 18, Hayden 12, Dukes 10, Earls 9, A. Buford 7, Ferguson 6. FG 25 (5), FT 7-14. P (16-7): Bania 15, Fredrickson 14, Rather 12, Boyman 6, Hinds 5. FG 13 (6), FT 20-26. Pky. South 9 10 18 11 48 Eureka 8 6 18 14 46 P (11-10): Patterson 15, Thompson 15, Ellington 11, Bles 2, Johansen 2, Shin 2, Gaughan 1. FG 17 (3), FT 11-17. E (14-8): Herbert 12, Glascock 10, Thurman 8, Hillyer 6, Oligschlaeger 3, Thompson 3, Archambault 2, DeMoulin 2. FG 18 (3), FT 7-10. Pky. Central 21 6 17 19 63 Clayton 8 9 16 14 47 P (18-3): O. Stephens 33, Kelly 19, Coleman 4, Moore 4, Hilton 2, Marshall 1. FG 21 (6), FT 15-19. C (7-13): Markenson 12, Conner 10, Litteken 9, Downs 6, Nettles 4, Wade 4, Gallegos 2. FG 20 (1), FT 6-10. U. City 14 11 12 7 44 Ladue 14 23 8 8 53 L (13-6): Muhammad 16, Minkler 11, Peete 10, Collins 8, Schroder 4, Hamilton 2, Hay 2. FG 20 (3), FT 10-14. Union 9 22 11 12 54 Hermann 15 13 13 15 56 H (19-3): Stiers 15, B. Grosse 14, Erickson 11, Schannuth 6, Godat 4, Schneider 4, Brune 2. FG 18 (6), FT 14-16. MICDS 22 18 14 8 62 7 9 4 6 26 JohnBurroughs M (18-3): J. Brooks 21, J. Brooks 18, Parks 10, Proctor 8, Holmes 2, Hughes 2, Pease 1. FG 24 (2), FT 12-21. Washington 28 17 15 7 67 Liberty 5 8 11 7 31 W (12-10): J. Arnold 22, R. Arnold 10. FG 13 (3), FT 3-5. L (5-14): Van Pamel 9, M. Giljum 8, Schaeffer 8, Patterson 2, Riggins 2, Watson 2. FG 14 (0), FT 3-6. Trinity 6 7 7 2 22 Ritter 20 12 18 10 60 R (16-4): Wilson 18, Tomlin 14, Boyd 12, Haynes 6, Hamm-Bey 5, McBride 3, Booker 2. FG 24 (4), FT 8-15. Metro 14 15 15 15 59 KC Center 15 4 9 10 38 M (19-5): Burt 25, Flowers 14, Bland 8, Hudson 8, Goldman 4. FG 21 (3), FT 14-18. Carlinville 4 7 13 8 32 18 12 9 8 47 Auburn C (20-9): Olroyd 16, Bates 4, Stewart 4, Tieman 4, Griffith 2, Kaganich 2. FG 10 (1), FT 11-13. A (6-0): Clark 26, Mackenzie 7, Smith 6, Divjak 4, Landers 4. FG 17 (1), FT 12-20.

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Mid-States Challenge Cup - Quarterfinals SLUH 5, Edwardsville 0 Mid-States Challenge Cup - Quarterfinals De Smet 1, Vianney 0

GIRLS BASKETBALL ILLINOIS REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS — Class 2A Litchfield Regional Championship, Friday Auburn 47, Carlinville 32

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GIRLS BASKETBALL • PARKWAY NORTH 68, KIRKWOOD 60

FRIDAY’S RESULTS New Haven 8 9 11 18 46 Owensville 11 12 6 15 44 N (7-16): Groner 17, Gerlemann 8, Fleer 7, Madden 6, Kormeier 4, Brumels 3, Eichelberger 1. FG 14 (4), FT 14-20. O’F Christian 10 16 11 8 45 Lutheran SC 0 10 7 8 25 O (15-8): Harding 22, Brenson 9, Black 6, Alexander 3, Niemeyer 3, Bolden 2. FG 14 (6), FT 11-20. L (2-21): Ritter 14, Roach 6, T. Ford 3, Boone 2. FG 9 (1), FT 6-7. Fath.McGivney 15 2 13 7 37 Brussels 8 14 18 13 53 F (7-20): Shumate 23, Loeffler 10, Deakos 2, Jones 2. FG 15 (0), FT 7-10. Chaminade 17 21 22 18 78 CBC 24 12 16 18 70 Ch (17-4): Hellems 19, White 19, Vickers 12, Kasubke 11, Gladson 9, Batchman 8. FG 27 (5), FT 19-31. Bre. Central 8 14 11 14 47 Greenville 6 4 8 10 28 B (11-13): Joest 17, S. Thomas 16, Wempe 6, Fehrmann 3, Hamilton 3, Weems 2. FG 18 (2), FT 9-11. G (15-11): Stearns 10, Ephron 7, Moss 5, Nelson 3, Frey 2, Carlson 1. FG 11 (2), FT 4-8. Valmeyer 11 8 14 19 52 16 11 13 18 58 Dupo V (13-12): Reinhardt 16, Chism 15, O. Miller 10, Crossin 5, Rowold 4, Juelfs 2. FG 17 (6), FT 12-21. D (5-18): Steinhauer 26, Allen 12, Touchette 11, Kyle 4, Similey 3, Parks 2. FG 17 (3), FT 21-27. Valley Park 13 7 11 13 44 Hancock 15 14 23 18 70 V (16-6): Shaw 17, Rogers 9, Burkert 8, Pickett 6, Courtney 4. FG 18 (1), FT 7-11. H (16-5): Warren 31, Richardson 27, Moultrie 6, Pickens 4, Burton 2. FG 29 (1), FT 11-14. FZ North 8 7 17 25 57 FZ South 12 17 19 22 70 FN (2-18): Rapplean 15, Powells 13, Alkhaldi 10, Lewis 7, Cross 5, Bresnahan 3, Knaust 2, Rue 2. FG 22 (6), FT 7-14. FS (19-3): Bellinger 28, Carter 15, Patton 12, Thomas 12, Bekebrede 3. FG 27 (4), FT 12-17. Webster 15 32 23 11 81 6 14 12 6 38 Summit W (14-7): Ramey 34, Adams 18, Gordon 11, Banks 9, Simpson 6, S. Wright 3. FG 28 (10), FT 15-22. S (8-13): Kubee 12, Kramer 10, Coughlin 4, Humphrey 4, Bell 2, Durell 2, Jennings 2, Sabbert 2. FG 9 (1), FT 19-27. SLUH 11 9 18 13 51 Vianney 18 7 13 11 49 S (11-12): Sanders 14, Hardin 13, Leritz 12, Ratterman 7, Brooks 3, Wallace-Hughes 2. FG 18 (4), FT 11-22. V (13-9): Braun 15, Kleinheider 12, Paul 12, Springer 6, Bishop 2, Ederle 2. FG 18 (4), FT 9-14. Pky. North 14 15 14 17 60 Kirkwood 17 8 11 15 51 P (9-12): Goodwin 18, Drummond 13, Mitchell 13, Harris 11, Petty 5. FG 17 (4), FT 22-28. K (12-9): Kanzler 18, Clay 9, Fortner 8, Lay 6, Loyd 3, McDowell 3, Maclin 2, Phipps 2. FG 19 (5), FT 8-17. 11 16 16 3 46 Ladue U. City 10 6 12 7 35 L (16-7): Stiebler 17, Horwitz 10, Bussard 5, Schneider 5, Boyd 4, Garrett 3, Okpala 2. FG 18 (3), FT 7-12. Troy 14 16 9 17 56 Timberland 11 8 12 18 49 Tr (13-9): King 18, A. Nett 14, D. Deters 7, Myers 7, B. Deters 5, B. Nett 5. FG 15 (6), FT 20-29. Northwest-CH 7 9 3 10 29 Mehlville 14 19 26 11 70 M (13-8): Reese 16, Hayes 15, Waller 11, Fauth 7, Valentine 7, Walters 4, Branson 3, Ulrich 3, Penrose 2, Reitz 2. FG 25 (15), FT 5-11. Lindbergh 5 11 4 16 36 16 9 15 11 51 Oakville O (9-9): Gillmann 16, Beardsley 10, Portell 8, Purschke 7, Morlen 5, Ochoa 5. FG 18 (5), FT 10-16. Seckman 8 12 10 9 39 Marquette 14 14 17 15 60 S (6-12): Waeltermann 10, Jurek 9, Deuster 8, Mason 4, Huster 3, Bodine 2, Voyles 2, Robinson 1. FG 13 (2), FT 11-19. M (14-8): Schweain 13, Montgomery 10, Mills 9, M. Jennings 8, J. Jennings 7, Washam 6, Sieli 3, Harris 2, Ingram 2. FG 21 (5), FT 13-24. Pattonville 9 14 15 10 48 Ritenour 9 20 23 19 71 R (11-11): Smith 19, Clemons 13, Beach 10, Bishop 10, Bolden 10, Holmes 5, Martin 3, Hollins 1. FG 26 (7), FT 12-17. Howell 20 26 19 15 80 FH North 9 11 17 11 48 H (21-3): Schark 24, Dalton 12, Thompson 12, M. Simmons 10, M. Simmons 10, Schulte 5, Wilkenson 4, Lohmar 3. FG 35 (3), FT 7-14. Clayton 6 13 14 14 47 Pky. Central 9 18 10 21 58 C (4-16): Bax 10, C. Heusel 8, Sams 7, Chestnutt-Perry 6, Adams 4, Hagene 4, Levenson 3, Miles 3, Clark 1, Tripathy 1. FG 15 (4), FT 13-17. P (19-4): Campbell 20, Silvestri 12, Green 8, Ball 5, Harris 4, Lenoir 4, Littlejohn 3, D. Rice 2. FG 20 (6), FT 12-21. Bayless 12 3 9 2 26 Brentwood 12 26 23 12 73 Ba (6-14): Johnson 12, Gunter 7, Dorsey 3, Herndon 2, Woodard 2. FG 7 (2), FT 10-13. Br (7-13): Gordan 15, Mitchell 14, C. Jones 11, King 6, Mays 6, Neil 6, C. Hill 5, C. Hill 5, Trieu 3, Jeffries 2. FG 29 (8), FT 7-13. Duchesne 13 15 13 4 52 St. Mary’s 9 15 15 6 58 S (22-3): Y. Rasas 14, Burks 13, Collins 13, Austin 7, Jones 5, Houston 3, Harris 2, Mitchell 1. FG 21 (3), FT 13-19. Carlyle 2 15 10 11 38 Columbia 13 13 19 13 58 Ca (11-17): Taylor 11, Siever 8, Reinacher 7, Boatright 4, N. Becker 2, B. Heinzmann 2, L. Heinzmann 2, Huels 2. FG 17 (3), FT 1-7. Co (14-10): J. Holmes 20, van Breusegen 13, Peterson 8, Worley 8, Khoury 6, O’Connor 3. FG 23 (7), FT 5-13. Triad 11 10 10 16 47 Jerseyville 14 8 10 19 51 J (13-11): Wittman 17, Hall 15, Ross 8, Jackson 6, Gibson 5. FG 18 (6), FT 9-13. O’Fallon 6 9 9 21 45 Bellvl. East 15 12 14 15 56 O (9-14): Hodge 20, Anthony 15, Riley 7, Dismukes 3. FG 13 (4), FT 15-28. Alton 18 17 10 23 68 Collinsville 14 13 14 19 60 A (14-8): M. Smith 29, Caldwell 18, Clay 10, J. Rivers 6, D. Smith 5. FG 22 (5), FT 19-24. C (15-10): Taylor 25, Harrison 14, Lemp 7, Molton 6, Jones 4, Smith 4. FG 23 (3), FT 11-15. Bellvl. West 23 17 13 20 73 E. St. Louis 8 9 19 18 54 B (21-2): Liddell 20, Smith 19, Brazil III 14, Randolph Jr. 9, Williams 6, Mosby 5. FG 24 (3), FT 22-31. E (10-10): Hargrove Jr. 15, Leflore 11, Anderson 8, Reece 7, Jones 4, Rodgers 4, Scott 3, Olivaria 2. FG 23 (4), FT 4-11. North Tech 10 18 5 4 37 Mater Dei 5 16 23 20 64 N (4-18): Sow 9, Willis 9, Morris 7, Perry 6, Patterson 4, Riddle 2. FG 14 (5), FT 4-4. M (12-12): Theising 23, Rensing 9, Tonnies 7, Koerkenmeier 5, Zurliene 5, Dant 4, Gebke 4, M. Haake 3, K. Haake 2, Schuchman 2. FG 25 (3), FT 11-21. Orchard Farm 15 12 8 18 72 Warrenton 16 7 17 13 66 O (18-7): Frederick 25, Cooley 13, C. Grimes 11, Lindoff 8, C. Grimes 7, Shegog 3, Wolf 3, Cage 2. FG 24 (7), FT 17-23.

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— Class 1A Metro-East Regional Championship, Friday Lebanon 55, Metro-East Lutheran 42

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K I R K W O O D • When a pair of teams that are ranked in the top five in their respective classes take the floor, the difference between victory and defeat can be very slim. In Parkway North’s 6860 girls basketball win Friday at Kirkwood in a Suburban XII game, visiting North proved to be the team and that made sure it was going to do everything it could to win. The Vikings (18-5 overall, 4-0 conference), who are No. 4 in the STLhighschoolsports.com largeschools rankings, also had the motivation of coming off a 20-point loss to Hazelwood Central. “Everybody doubted us, so we tried to play as hard as we could to win,” Vikings senior guard Amaya Stovall said. “We knew we were coming off a 20-point loss, so we wanted to be able to say we played as hard as we could. I think we did that tonight.” North came out firing with a killer mentality — scoring the first six points of the game and never looking back. The Vikings never trailed while clinching at least a share of the league crown. A victory Feb. 16 at Summit would give them a second consecutive unbeaten run through the Suburban XII. Kirkwood (18-3, 2-1, No. 2 LS), after winning 10 games in a row, suffered its

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Kirkwood’s Natalie Bruns (3) and Parkway North’s Je’Naiya Davis (12) battle for position in the paint on an inbound during a girls basketball game on Friday.

second loss in three games. That includes last week’s loss to Incarnate Word in the championship of the Webster Winter Challenge. “All around, we just have to be better,” Kirkwood coach Monica Tritz said. “Everybody wasn’t on the same page. The good thing is that that wasn’t the last game, so we have time to get better.” Even though North never trailed, the Pioneers managed to make a game of it. Trailing by as many as 14 points in the second quarter, the Pioneers cut the deficit to four points in the fourth quarter before North went on a final run to seal the victory. “When we looked a this

segment of the schedule — Central, Kirkwood and Incarnate Word — we said we’d take it one game at a time,” North coach Brett Katz said. “We got ready for Kirkwood and, obviously, it’s a tremendous win for the team. They cut it to four in the fourth quarter and I told our kids, I thought we kept our poise. We knocked down free throws. Not at one point tonight did we get rattled. That says a lot about the kids.” Senior guard Jaidah Stewart led Kirkwood with 20 points and sophomore guard Natalie Bruns added 19. A three-pronged attack of Stovall, junior guard Je’Naiya Davis and senior

guard Amy Jordan carried the Vikings. Davis led all three with 23 points and Stovall added 21 points. “The three of us are, basically, the top three scorers on the team, so it’s important,” Davis said. “We know we all have to pick our spots, find a way to score and make it better for the team.” Tritz said Jordan’s effort — six of North’s 11 3-pointers, which accounted for her 18 points — can’t be overlooked. “Our defense needs major work,” Tritz said. “(Jordan) did a great job. She shot lights out and I’m not taking anything away from her, by any means. We have to be better.”

GIRLS BASKETBALL • CLASS 1A METRO-EAST LUTHERAN REGIONAL FINAL

Greyhounds roll to sixth consecutive regional title BY STEVE OVERBEY STLhighschoolsports.com

EDWARDSVILLE • Lebanon High senior Krista Bass calmly eyed a free throw Friday during the first quarter of the Class 1A Metro-East Lutheran Regional girls basketball championship. Amid the silence came a booming voice from the stands. “Will you marry me?” one of the Metro-East Lutheran student supporters cried out in an attempt to rattle the unflappable point guard. “I was laughing on the inside,” Bass said. “But, I didn’t show it on the outside.” No, Bass did not get engaged Friday. But the 5-foot-3 mighty-mite did about everything else. Bass scored 14 points and ignited a first-quarter blitz that sent the Greyhounds to a 55-42 win in the title tilt in Edwardsville. Lebanon (28-1), which captured its sixth successive regional crown, will face Carrollton (19-11) in the semifinal round of the White Hall Sectional at 7 p.m. Monday in Greene County. The Greyhounds have never won a sectional title but carry plenty of momentum into the fourteam affair, thanks in part to Bass and her dominant first quarter. Lebanon bolted out to

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Lebanon’s Madison Schoenfeld (15) shoots over Metro-East Lutheran’s Miriam Wolff during the Class 1A Metro-East Lutheran Regional championship.

a 15-1 lead in the opening period, with Bass scoring eight points. She also dished out a pair of assists. “Lately, in most of our games, we’ve come out flat,” Bass said. “So we wanted to get on top, get it going quick. And that’s what we did.” Lebanon senior center Madison Schoenfeld led a balanced attack with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Junior Emily Reinneck added 16 points and her twin sister Abigail Reinneck chipped in with eight assists. But it was the play of Bass in the opening quarter that set the tone. “Our defense was good and we were moving the ball,” Schoenfeld said. “And she was a big part of that.” Bass added five steals to a strong floor game. Most importantly, she

was a force at both ends of the court in helping her team to a 19-3 lead early in the second period. Bass has stepped up her game considerably since her twin sister, Kendra, the team’s leading scorer, was lost for the season after a knee injury against Dupo on Jan. 18. “There was a lull when we couldn’t get her to shoot — she had no confidence,” Lebanon coach Chad Cruthis said of Krista. “When Kendra went down, we kind of challenged her. Now, she’s hitting big shots and she’s taken that true leadership role.” The Greyhounds came out on fire and never looked back. Lutheran (1512), which missed its first 11 shots, made a couple of runs, climbing to within 11 points in both the second

and third quarters. But Lebanon always had an answer. “We got some energy early in the game and we just stayed with it,” the 6-foot-1 Schoenfeld said. Bass and Emily Reinneck got the ball rolling with consecutive baskets in a 29-second span in the opening two minutes. Bass then converted on a fastbreak layup before making the second of two foul shots with the marriage proposal hanging over her head. Emily Reinneck added a 3-pointer to the early blitz and Schoenfeld followed with a short jumper for a 12-1 lead. Bass completed the early blitz with a longrange bomb. Lebanon led by as many as 24 points in the second half. Lutheran made the final score respectable on a trio of 3-pointers from Sami Kasting in the closing minutes. “We had three decent quarters and one bad quarter,” Metro-East Lutheran coach Rob Stock said. “Unfortunately, it was the first quarter and we were never able to recover.” The Greyhounds are looking forward to the challenge ahead. In the past, they have been underdogs heading into sectional play. This time, they are drawing attention from teams across the state. “We’re confident that we can keep this going,” Bass said.

SATURDAY’S SCHEDULE Times and dates subject to change as weather has caused postponements across the area. Look online at the scoreboard on STLhighschoolsports.com for an updated schedule. WRESTLING

(Top four finishers in each weight class advance to state tournament) ILLINOIS CLASS 3A ALTON INDIVIDUAL SECTIONAL 9 a.m. Area teams: Alton, Belleville East, Belleville West, Collinsville, Edwardsville, Granite City, O’Fallon CLASS 2A LINCOLN INDIVIDUAL SECTIONAL 10 a.m. Area teams: Cahokia, Civic Memorial, East St. Louis, Highland, Jerseyville, Mascoutah, Triad, Waterloo CLASS 1A VANDALIA INDIVIDUAL SECTIONAL 9 a.m. Area teams: Althoff, Carlyle, Metro-East Lutheran, Roxana, Wood River MISSOURI CLASS 4 DISTRICT 1 TOURNAMENT At Lindbergh, 9 a.m.

Teams: CBC, Eureka, Fox, Jackson, Kirkwood, Lafayette, Lindbergh, Marquette, Mehlville, Northwest Cedar Hill, Oakville, Parkway South, Poplar Bluff, Seckman, SLUH, Vianney CLASS 4 DISTRICT 2 TOURNAMENT At Francis Howell, 9:30 a.m. Teams: Chaminade, De Smet, Fort Zumwalt North, Fort Zumwalt West, Francis Howell, Francis Howell Central, Francis Howell North, Hazelwood Central, Hazelwood West, Holt, McCluer North, Pattonville, Ritenour, Timberland, Troy Buchanan CLASS 3 DISTRICT 1 TOURNAMENT At Farmington, 10 a.m. Teams: Cape Girardeau Central, De Soto, Farmington, Festus, Gateway STEM, Hillsboro, North County, Pacific, Sikeston, St. Mary’s, Summit, Union, Washington, Webster Groves, Windsor CLASS 3 DISTRICT 2 TOURNAMENT At Hannibal, 10 a.m.

Teams: Clayton, Fort Zumwalt East, Fort Zumwalt South, Hannibal, Hazelwood East, Ladue, Liberty, McCluer, MICDS, Parkway Central, Parkway North, Parkway West, St. Charles, University City, Warrenton, Westminster CLASS 2 DISTRICT 1 TOURNAMENT At Ste. Genevieve, 9 a.m. Teams: Affton, Borgia, Cape Notre Dame, Dexter, DuBourg, Kennett, Lift For Life, Lutheran South, Owensville, Park Hills Central, Potosi, St. Clair, St. James, Ste. Genevieve, Sullivan CLASS 2 DISTRICT 2 TOURNAMENT At Mexico, 10 a.m. Teams: Fulton, John Burroughs, Kirksville, McCluer South-Berkeley, Mexico, Miller Career, Missouri Military Academy, Moberly, Normandy, O’Fallon Christian, Orchard Farm, Priory, Soldan, St. Charles West, Winfield CLASS 1 DISTRICT 1 TOURNAMENT At Whitfield, 10 a.m.

Teams: Brentwood, Cleveland, Gateway Science Academy, Hancock, Herculaneum, Lutheran North, Lutheran St. Charles, Maplewood-RH, New Madrid County Central, Palmyra, Principia, Sumner, Valle Catholic, Whitfield

BOYS BASKETBALL

Vashon (16-4) at St. Louis U. High (10-12), 2 p.m. Kirkwood (12-8) at Jefferson City (3-3), 2:15 p.m. St. Louis College (12-8) at Gateway STEM (11-10), 4:15 p.m. Battle (5-2) vs. Roosevelt (5-14), at Miller Career, 6:30 p.m. Marissa (8-16) at Red Bud (12-10), 7:30 p.m. Meridian (3-7) at Marion (15-10), 7:30 p.m. Mater Dei (11-12) at Centralia (Ill.) (18-4), 7:30 p.m. Gibault (8-18) at Valmeyer (13-11), 7:30 p.m. Nashville (19-6) at Pinckneyville (11-2), 7:45 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

St. Teresa’s at North Tech (7-11), 11 a.m. Metro (18-5) at Lincoln Prep (1-0), 1 p.m. Parkway South (10-10) at Jackson (7-2), 2 p.m. Freeburg (18-6) at Waterloo (4-19), 2:30 p.m. St. Joseph’s (16-5) at Quincy Notre Dame (5-2), 2:30 p.m.

HOCKEY

Mid-States Wickenheiser Cup-Quarterfinals Fort Zumwalt West (13-11) vs. Duchesne (16-8), at Rec Plex South, 6:30 p.m. Fort Zumwalt South (11-12) vs. Seckman (12-6-3), at South County, 9:15 p.m. Marquette (15-7-2) vs. Lafayette (10-12-2), at Queeny Park, 9:45 p.m.


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Women’s NBA NEW YORK — Re-signed G Bria Hartley and C Kia Vaughn. FOOTBALL | National Football League DETROIT — Signed general manager Bob Quinn to a contract extension. Named Bo Davis defensive line coach. MINNESOTA — Named John DeFilippo offensive coordinator. HOCKEY | National Hockey League ANAHEIM — Reassigned G Reto Berra and LW Nic Kerdiles to San Diego (AHL). CALGARY — Assigned G Mason McDonald from Stockton (AHL) to Kansas City (ECHL) and G Tyler Parsons from Kansas City to Stockton. CAROLINA — Assigned Fs Marcus Kruger and Josh Jooris to Charlotte (AHL). CHICAGO — Placed D Jan Rutta on injured reserve, retroactive to Tuesday. Recalled D Carl Dahlstrom from Rockford (AHL). MINNESOTA — Recalled Fs Pavel Jenys and Chase Lang from Rapid City (ECHL) to Iowa (AHL). NY RANGERS — Traded F Joe Whitney and RW Adam Chapie to Washington for F John Albert and D Hubert Labrie. Assigned D Brendan Smith to Hartford (AHL). Recalled D John Gilmour from Hartford. Reassigned D Sergey Zborovskiy from Greenville (ECHL) to Hartford. BLUES — Recalled D Chris Butler from San Antonio (AHL). SOCCER | Major League Soccer PORTLAND — Acquired F Samuel Armenteros on loan from Benevento Calcio (Serie A-Italy). COLLEGE NCAA — Granted a sixth season of eligibility to Iowa State QB Kyle Kempt. ILLINOIS — Named Austin Clark defensive line coach. NORTHWESTERN — Named Jeff Genyk special teams coordinator.

YALE ..........................NL....................... Cornell NO KENTUCKY .........15.5........ Wisc-Green Bay WRIGHT ST................. 7...........Wisconsin-Milw Old Dominion............2.5 ...... LOUISIANA TECH Hofstra ....................... 3........ NC-WILMINGTON ELON..........................NL..........James Madison UAB ........................... 15 ............................ Rice CAL-DAVIS.................3.5 ..............CS-Fullerton Cal-Irvine ..................5.5 .........CAL-RIVERSIDE ILLINOIS-CHI ............. 12...............Cleveland St NEVADA.....................5.5 ............. San Diego St UNLV........................... 7.....................Wyoming Texas Tech.................1.5.................KANSAS ST SAINT LOUIS .............3.5 ...................... LaSalle ARKANSAS................. 7...................Vanderbilt Utsa...........................2.5 ......................... UTEP Boise St .....................3.5 .................... UTAH ST UTAH ......................... 13................... California OREGON ST ...............3.5 ...............Washington PACIFIC....................... 9......................Portland ST. MARY’S-CA ..........2.5 ....................Gonzaga ARIZONA ...................5.5 ............................ Usc LONG BEACH ST........7.5.............. Cal-Poly SLO HAWAII ...................... 12........... CS-Northridge Iona ............................ 2.................ST. PETER’S E Tennessee St.........16.5 ...........................VMI Murray St .................. 14..........SIU-EDW’VILLE CANISIUS..................12.5................ Quinnipiac NIAGARA .................... 4...................... Fairfield N Dakota St...............1.5..................... DENVER Southern Utah ........... 2...............NO ARIZONA Portland St................2.5 ............ MONTANA ST Austin Peay...............1.5..................E ILLINOIS FURMAN....................6.5 .....................Wofford NC-GREENSBORO ..... 14................. W Carolina Mercer.......................4.5 .............TENN-CHATT TENN-MARTIN............ 2.............SE Missouri St E KENTUCKY .............2.5 .............Morehead St MANHATTAN.............PK.................Monmouth Rider........................... 9....................... MARIST Ipfw ...........................3.5 ..NEBRASKA-OMAHA JACK’VILLE ST............ 8...............Tennessee St S Dakota St ................ 7.......... ORAL ROBERTS SAMFORD..................3.5 .......................Citadel Belmont ..................... 8....... TENNESSEE TECH MONTANA ................. 18...........Sacramento St IDAHO ST...................2.5 ...................N Dakota WEBER ST................... 3................No Colorado

BOXING REPORT: In the the IBF/WBA/ WBO heavyweight title fight on March 31 in Cardiff, Wales, Anthony “AJ” Joshua is -$900 vs. Joseph “Lupesoliai La’auli” Parker is +$600; in the WBA/IBF/WBC middleweight title fight on May 5, site to be determined, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Gennady Golovkin is -$165 vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is +$145. NBA Favorite ............. Points ............Underdog Pelicans.....................1.5...........................NETS Bucks.......................... 5......................... MAGIC 76ERS......................... 4.......................Clippers Wizards ...................... 5..........................BULLS WARRIORS .................11 ..........................Spurs MAVERICKS...............PK........................ Lakers Nuggets...................... 7........................... SUNS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Favorite ............. Points ............Underdog DUQUESNE................7.5.................... Fordham Temple .....................10.5 ................S FLORIDA W VIRGINIA ................11 ..............Oklahoma St VILLANOVA ............... 10.........................Butler MARYLAND ...............5.5 ...........Northwestern ST. JOHN’S.................1.5..................Marquette Florida.......................4.5 ..............S CAROLINA IUPUI.......................... 5............Youngstown St MISSOURI................... 6..............Mississippi St C Michigan ................1.5....................... AKRON Loyola-Chicago .........4.5 ...............INDIANA ST BALL ST.....................NL....................... Kent St WILLIAM & MARY .....9.5 ...................Delaware Miami-Florida............ 2...... BOSTON COLLEGE Kansas.......................1.5......................BAYLOR TCU............................4.5 .........................Texas Oklahoma .................3.5 .................... IOWA ST TOWSON..................... 4..............Northeastern N Carolina .................. 4.....................NC STATE GEORGIA ST .............. 13.................UL-Monroe CREIGHTON...............1.5.........................Xavier MISSOURI ST.............5.5 ..................Evansville COASTAL CARO .........6.5 ......... Appalachian St Toledo .......................NL...............MIAMI-OHIO Auburn....................... 4..................... GEORGIA TEXAS A&M...............4.5 ...................Kentucky WICHITA ST ............... 18................Connecticut LSU............................6.5 ................ Mississippi BOWLING GREEN ......NL................. E Michigan DRAKE.......................1.5...........Northern Iowa New Mexico................ 4.................. AIR FORCE CHARLESTON .............11 .........................Drexel PROVIDENCE.............. 9........................ DePaul HARVARD..................NL...........................Penn ST. BONA ................... 12.................. Richmond ST. JOSEPH’S.............6.5 ..........Massachusetts GEORGE MASON ........ 2.............. George Wash NOTRE DAME ............. 1.................... Florida St NEBRASKA................9.5 ..................... Rutgers Seton Hall .................. 4............ GEORGETOWN COLORADO ST...........8.5 ................San Jose St San Diego..................4.5 ...........SANTA CLARA BYU............................ 10............ San Francisco S ALABAMA...............4.5 ...............Arkansas St Buffalo ....................... 9................NO ILLINOIS W MICHIGAN .............6.5 ....................... Ohio U UL-Lafayette .............. 4............GA SOUTHERN TROY.......................... 10................. Ark-L Rock UT-ARLINGTON..........8.5 .....................Texas St SOUTHERN MISS.......NL....................Charlotte BROWN......................NL....................Columbia Tennessee .................1.5.................. ALABAMA OHIO ST..................... 13........................... Iowa MICHIGAN ST ............2.5 ...................... Purdue VIRGINIA ................... 13..............Virginia Tech VIRGINIA COMM........3.5 ...................... Dayton MIDDLE TENN ST .....13.5......................N Texas LOYOLA-M’MOUNT ...5.5 ...............Pepperdine W KENTUCKY ...........14.5 ..............Florida Int’l MARSHALL.................11 ................ Fla Atlantic ARIZONA ST ............... 4.............................Ucla Princeton ..................NL..............DARTMOUTH

SOCCER English Premier League

NHL Favorite .............. Odds .............Underdog LIGHTNING........-$210/+$170 ................. Kings Predators.......... -$145/+$125........CANADIENS BLUE JACKETS... -$135/+$115................. Devils BRUINS............. -$280/+$240...............Sabres MAPLE LEAFS ...-$210/+$170 ........... Senators Flyers ................ -$135/+$115............ COYOTES HURRICANES ....-$150/+$130 ......... Avalanche WILD..................-$165/+$145........Blackhawks SHARKS.............-$140/+$120 .................Oilers Grand Salami: Over/under 52.5 goals. Home team in CAPS © 2018 Benjamin Eckstein

GP W D L GF Man City 26 22 3 1 74 Man United 26 17 5 4 51 Liverpool 26 14 9 3 59 Chelsea 26 15 5 6 46 26 14 7 5 51 Tottenham Arsenal 26 13 6 7 51 Burnley 26 9 9 8 21 Leicester 26 9 8 9 38 Bournemouth 26 8 7 11 30 Everton 26 8 7 11 29 Watford 26 8 6 12 37 West Ham 26 6 9 11 32 Brighton 26 6 9 11 21 Crystal Palace 26 6 9 11 24 Southampton 26 5 11 10 28 26 6 7 13 24 Newcastle Swansea 26 6 6 14 19 Stoke 26 6 6 14 26 Huddersfield 26 6 6 14 19 West Brom 26 3 11 12 21 Saturday Tottenham vs. Arsenal, 6:30 a.m. Stoke vs. Brighton, 9 a.m. Everton vs. Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. West Ham vs. Watford, 9 a.m. Swansea vs. Burnley, 9 a.m. Man City vs. Leicester, 11:30 a.m.

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL | American League TORONTO — Agreed to terms with RHP Jake Petricka on a minor league contract. National League PHILADELPHIA — Agreed to terms with 2B Ryan Flaherty and OF Collin Cowgill on minor league contracts. PITTSBURGH — Agreed to terms with OF Daniel Nava on a minor league contract. SAN FRANCISCO — Signed LHP Derek Holland to a minor league contract. BASKETBALL | NBA NBA — Announced Memphis Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff has been fined $25,000 for directing inappropriate comments toward a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner following his ejection. ATLANTA — Waived G/F Marco Belinelli. CHICAGO — Waived G/F Tony Allen.

Area results Men’s basketball Washington 87, Brandeis 75 Women’s basketball Washington 90, Brandeis 54 Saturday’s area basketball W: Iowa Wesleyan at Fontbonne, noon W: Rockhurst at McKendree, 1 p.m. M: Murray State at SIU Edwardsville, 1 p.m. W: SLU at Rhode Island, 1 p.m. W: Missouri S&T at UMSL, 1 p.m. W: Drury at Maryville, 1 p.m. W: Greenville at Principia, 1 p.m. W: Lewis & Clark at Danville, 1 p.m. W: Lake Land at SWIC, 1 p.m. W: LU-Belleville at Missouri Baptist, 1 p.m. W: MacMurray at Webster, 1 p.m. W: Harris-Stowe at Columbia College, 1 p.m. W: Lincoln at Lindenwood, 1:30 p.m. M: Evansville at Missouri State, 2 p.m. W: Three Rivers at Jefferson, 2 p.m. M: Iowa Wesleyan at Fontbonne, 2 p.m. M: Rockhurst at McKendree, 3 p.m. M: Missouri S&T at UMSL, 3 p.m. M: Drury at Maryville, 3 p.m. M: Greenville at Principia, 3 p.m. M: Lake Land at SWIC, 3 p.m. M: LU-Belleville at Missouri Baptist, 3 p.m. M: MacMurray at Fontbonne, 3 p.m. M: Harris-Stowe at Columbia College, 3 p.m. M: Lincoln at Lindenwood, 3:30 p.m. W: Southeast Missouri at UT Martin, 4 p.m. M: Southeast Missouri at UT Martin, 6 p.m. W: Murray State at SIU Edwardsville, 6 p.m.

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

How the top 25 fared

PGA | Pebble Beach

1. UConn (23-0) idle. Next: vs. Wichita St., Saturday. 2. Mississippi St. (25-0) idle. Next: vs. Kentucky, Sunday. 3. Baylor (22-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 24 TCU, Saturday. 4. Louisville (25-1) idle. Next: at No. 1 UConn, Monday. 5. Notre Dame (22-2) idle. Next: vs. Georgia Tech, Sunday. 6. Texas (19-4) idle. Next: vs. Kansas St., Saturday. 7. South Carolina (19-5) idle. Next: vs. Florida, Sunday. 8. UCLA (19-4) vs. Arizona. Next: Next: vs. No. 25 Arizona St., Sunday. 9. Oregon (21-4) at Washington. Next: at Washington St., Sunday. 10. Maryland (21-3) idle. Next: at Rutgers, Sunday. 11. Tennessee (20-4) idle. Next: vs. No. 18 Georgia, Sunday. 12. Florida St. (20-4) idle. Next: at Miami, Sunday. 13. Ohio St. (20-5) idle. Next: at South Florida, Sunday. 14. Texas A&M (19-6) idle. Next: at LSU, Sunday. 15. Missouri (19-5) idle. Next: at Arkansas, Sunday. 16. Oregon St. (18-6) beat Washington St. 63-61, OT. Next: at Washington, Sunday. 17. Stanford (16-8) vs. Utah. Next: vs. Colorado, Sunday. 18. Georgia (21-3) idle. Next: at No. 11 Tennessee, Sunday. 19. Duke (19-6) idle. Next: at Clemson, Sunday. 20. Green Bay (21-2) idle. Next: at Milwaukee, Saturday. 21. Michigan (20-6) idle. Next: at Michigan St., Sunday. 22. Oklahoma St. (17-6) idle. Next: at Iowa St., Saturday. 23. N.C. St. (19-6) idle. Next: at North Carolina, Sunday. 24. TCU (16-7) idle. Next: at No. 3 Baylor, Saturday. 25. Arizona St. (17-8) lost to Southern Cal 74-65. Next: at No. 8 UCLA, Sunday.

Friday | Pebble Beach, Calif. p-Pebble Beach GL, Yards: 6,816; Par: 72 s-Spyglass Hill, Yards: 6,953; Par: 72 m-Monterey Peninsula, Yards: 6,958; Par: 71 Purse: $7.4 million Second Round 67s-64m — 131 -12 Dustin Johnson 65p-67s — 132 -12 Beau Hossler Troy Merritt 67p-67s — 134 -10 Julian Suri 66s-67m — 133 -10 69s-65m — 134 -9 Phil Mickelson Jon Rahm 67m-67p — 134 -9 Aaron Wise 65m-69p — 134 -9 65s-69m — 134 -9 Kevin Streelman Jason Day 69s-65m — 134 -9 Steve Stricker 69s-65m — 134 -9 Tyrone Van Aswegen 67m-68p — 135 -8 Patrick Rodgers 70s-65m — 135 -8 Chris Stroud 68s-68m — 136 -7 67s-69m — 136 -7 Will Zalatoris Eric Axley 69m-67p — 136 -7 Peter Malnati 67m-69p — 136 -7 67p-70s — 137 -7 Paul Casey Matt Kuchar 66s-71m — 137 -6 Cameron Tringale 70p-68s — 138 -6 72p-66s — 138 -6 Denny McCarthy Jason Kokrak 70s-67m — 137 -6 Jimmy Walker 68s-69m — 137 -6 66m-72p — 138 -5 Cameron Percy Chez Reavie 67p-72s — 139 -5 Rafa Cabrera Bello 69m-69p — 138 -5 Pat Perez 68m-70p — 138 -5 Patrick Cantlay 66m-72p — 138 -5 Jonathan Randolph 69s-69m — 138 -5 Stephan Jaeger 68p-71s — 139 -5 Daniel Summerhays 70s-68m — 138 -5 68m-70p — 138 -5 Russell Henley Kevin Na 70s-68m — 138 -5 Ted Potter, Jr. 68p-71s — 139 -5 70p-69s — 139 -5 Robert Garrigus Brian Gay 69s-69m — 138 -5 Jonas Blixt 67m-71p — 138 -5 72s-66m — 138 -5 Jordan Spieth Sam Saunders 72s-66m — 138 -5 Ryan Blaum 68m-71p — 139 -4 69m-70p — 139 -4 Sean O’Hair Trey Mullinax 72s-67m — 139 -4 J.T. Poston 71p-69s — 140 -4 69m-70p — 139 -4 K.J. Choi Nick Watney 70s-69m — 139 -4 Branden Grace 68p-72s — 140 -4 70p-70s — 140 -4 Ryan Armour Brandon Harkins 68m-71p — 139 -4 J.B. Holmes 71p-69s — 140 -4 72m-67p — 139 -4 Matt Atkins Rob Oppenheim 67p-73s — 140 -4 Bubba Watson 68m-71p — 139 -4 70m-69p — 139 -4 Aaron Baddeley Sangmoon Bae 71p-69s — 140 -4 Bryson DeChambeau 70m-69p — 139 -4 68p-72s — 140 -4 Ben Crane Xinjun Zhang 68p-72s — 140 -4 Shane Lowry 67m-73p — 140 -3 70m-70p — 140 -3 Vaughn Taylor Charley Hoffman 67m-73p — 140 -3 Scott Stallings 72p-69s — 141 -3 70m-70p — 140 -3 Nate Lashley Derek Fathauer 69p-72s — 141 -3 Ricky Barnes 70p-71s — 141 -3 75p-66s — 141 -3 Patrick Reed Billy Horschel 71s-69m — 140 -3 Bronson Burgoon 70m-70p — 140 -3 67s-73m — 140 -3 Keith Mitchell Tom Lovelady 72s-68m — 140 -3 Zecheng Dou 67p-74s — 141 -3 69s-72m — 141 -2 Alex Cejka Gary Woodland 69s-72m — 141 -2 Brandt Snedeker 71s-70m — 141 -2 74p-68s — 142 -2 Grayson Murray Kevin Chappell 73s-68m — 141 -2 D.A. Points 70s-71m — 141 -2 68m-73p — 141 -2 Martin Piller Talor Gooch 67m-74p — 141 -2 Chris Kirk 67m-74p — 141 -2 69m-72p — 141 -2 Dominic Bozzelli Zac Blair 69s-72m — 141 -2 Johnson Wagner 73p-69s — 142 -2 Russell Knox 71s-70m — 141 -2 Brendon de Jonge 69p-73s — 142 -2 Scott Piercy 71p-71s — 142 -2 Adam Schenk 71m-70p — 141 -2 Sam Ryder 73p-69s — 142 -2 Chesson Hadley 68m-74p — 142 -1 James Hahn 74s-68m — 142 -1 Rory McIlroy 68s-74m — 142 -1 Joel Dahmen 71p-72s — 143 -1 Rod Pampling 69m-73p — 142 -1 Brian Stuard 72m-70p — 142 -1 Brice Garnett 71p-72s — 143 -1 Rory Sabbatini 68m-74p — 142 -1 Robert Streb 71p-72s — 143 -1 J.J. Henry 71p-72s — 143 -1 William McGirt 73s-69m — 142 -1 Brett Stegmaier 72p-71s — 143 -1 George McNeill 70p-74s — 144 E Nick Taylor 75p-69s — 144 E Billy Hurley III 74p-70s — 144 E Andrew Putnam 70m-73p — 143 E Nicholas Lindheim 68m-75p — 143 E Paul Dunne 71s-72m — 143 E Jonathan Byrd 73p-71s — 144 E Ben Martin 68m-75p — 143 E Vijay Singh 75p-69s — 144 E Scott Brown 73p-71s — 144 E Corey Conners 68m-75p — 143 E

MEN’S BASKETBALL

How the top 25 fared

1. Villanova (22-2) idle. Next: vs. Butler, Sat. 2. Virginia (23-1) idle. Next: vs. Va. Tech, Sat. 3. Purdue (23-3) idle. Next: at No. 4 Michigan St., Sat. 4. Michigan St. (23-3) idle. Next: vs. No. 3 Purdue, Sat. 5. Xavier (22-3) idle. Next: at Creighton, Sat. 6. Cincinnati (22-2) idle. Next: at SMU, Sunday. 7. Texas Tech (20-4) idle. Next: at Kansas St., Sat. 8. Auburn (21-3) idle. Next: at Georgia, Sat. 9. Duke (19-5) idle. Next: at Georgia Tech, Sunday. 10. Kansas (19-5) idle. Next: at Baylor, Sat. 11. Saint Mary’s (24-2) idle. Next: vs. No. 12 Gonzaga, Sat. 12. Gonzaga (22-4) idle. Next: at No. 11 Saint Mary’s, Sat. 13. Arizona (19-6) idle. Next: vs. Southern Cal, Sat. 14. Ohio St. (21-5) idle. Next: vs. Iowa, Sat. 15. Tennessee (18-5) idle. Next: at Alabama, Sat. 16. Clemson (20-4) idle. Next: at Florida St., Wednesday. 17. Oklahoma (16-7) idle. Next: at Iowa St., Sat. 18. Rhode Island (20-3) beat Davidson 72-59. Next: vs. Richmond, Tuesday. 19. West Virginia (18-6) idle. Next: vs. Oklahoma St., Sat. 20. Michigan (19-7) idle. Next: at Wisconsin, Sunday. 21. North Carolina (18-7) idle. Next: at N.C. St., Sat. 22. Wichita St. (18-5) idle. Next: vs. UConn, Sat. 23. Nevada (20-5) idle. Next: vs. San Diego St., Sat. 24. Kentucky (17-7) idle. Next: at Texas A&M, Sat. 25. Miami (18-5) idle. Next: at Boston College, Sat.

Men’s national scores East Cornell 78, Brown 60 Harvard 66, Princeton 51 Penn 64, Dartmouth 61 Rhode Island 72, Davidson 59 Yale 88, Columbia 84 Midwest Ball St. 87, Kent St. 68 Indiana 80, Minnesota 56 Oakland 87, Detroit 78 Toledo 73, Miami (Ohio) 67

National Extremes

WEATHER • Low 27, High 31 • Winds N 5-15 mph

Hunter Mahan Maverick McNealy Stuart Appleby Lanto Griffin Steve Wheatcroft Mike Weir Jim Herman Cameron Davis Ben Silverman Seamus Power Colt Knost Tyler Duncan Austin Cook Luke Donald Shawn Stefani Fabian Gomez Mac Hughes Kelly Kraft Ernie Els Greg Chalmers Charlie Beljan Matt Jones Kevin Kisner Matt Every Tom Hoge Richy Werenski David Hearn Rick Lamb Adam Scott Kyle Thompson Tim Herron Cody Gribble Jerry Kelly Andrew Yun Stewart Cink Derek Ernst Roberto Diaz Ken Duke Conrad Shindler Jason Bohn Graeme McDowell Padraig Harrington David Solomon Peter Jacobsen David Duval Ethan Tracy

TODAY ACROSS THE U.S. High: 89° Thermal, California

71s-73m 74s-70m 73s-71m 76p-69s 71m-73p 77s-67m 70m-74p 73p-72s 70m-74p 72m-72p 76s-69m 72p-74s 72p-74s 75s-70m 72s-73m 72p-74s 71s-74m 73s-72m 77s-68m 70m-75p 72m-74p 74p-73s 71s-75m 70m-76p 75p-72s 73m-73p 71p-77s 74p-74s 77s-70m 72s-75m 75p-74s 75s-73m 72s-76m 75s-73m 73p-77s 69m-80p 75m-74p 79s-70m 75p-75s 71m-79p 71p-80s 75m-76p 74m-79p 78s-75m 79m-76p 76m-80p

Euro | World Super 6 Perth Friday | Perth, Australia Purse: $1.75 million | Yards: 7,143; Par: 72 Second Round | a-amateur 66-70 — 136 Lee Westwood, England Brett Rumford, Australia 64-72 — 136 Prom Meesawat, Thailand 67-70 — 137 69-68 — 137 Grant Forrest, Scotland Lucas Herbert, Australia 68-69 — 137 Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark 70-67 — 137 Zander Lombard, South Africa 68-70 — 138 a-Min Woo Lee, Australia 69-70 — 139 Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand 67-72 — 139 Andrea Pavan, Italy 73-66 — 139 73-66 — 139 Adam Blyth, Australia Sean Crocker, U.S. 70-69 — 139 Anthony Quayle, Australia 71-68 — 139 67-73 — 140 Jason Scrivener, Australia Nick Cullen, Australia 72-68 — 140 68-72 — 140 Sam Horsfield, England Yusaku Miyazato, Japan 70-70 — 140 73-67 — 140 Jack Wilson, Australia Wade Ormsby, Australia 67-73 — 140 67-73 — 140 Yikeun Chang, South Korea Also Seungsu Han, U.S. 68-73 — 141 Satoshi Kodaira, Japan 70-71 — 141 70-74 — 144 Chase Koepka, U.S. Jarin Todd, U.S. 73-71 — 144 68-76 — 144 David Lipsky, U.S.

Area hole in one Columbia Bridges • Bob Pollihan, hole No. 3, 138 yards, 7-iron, Feb. 9.

Low: -33° Ely, Minnesota 110s

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27°

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Chicago 14 / 22

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cloudy rain snow cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy freezing drizzle mostly cloudy freezing drizzle cloudy

Kansas City 16 / 23

Kirksville 13 / 19

Joplin 25 / 28

Springfield 21/ 27

St. Louis 27 / 31 Poplar Bluff 39 / 42

Carbondale 35 / 38

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TODAY’S UV INDEX Min.

Very high The higher the UV index number, the greater the need for skin protection.

POLLEN COUNTS Friday, Feb 9th No tree, grass, or weed pollen present Mold - 742 (low) HEATING DEGREE DAYS Yesterday 19 Month (Total) 329 Season 3050 Year Ago 2501 Flood Stage

Current Level

ILLINOIS RIVER La Salle 20 12.91 18 12.13 Peoria 14 9.40 Beardstown MERAMEC RIVER 15 3.14 Sullivan 16 - 2.75 Valley Park 24 5.58 Arnold BOURBEUSE RIVER Union 15 1.55 OHIO RIVER Cairo 40 25.07 Maps and weather data provided by:

24-Hr Change

+ 0.14 + 0.10 - 0.51 0.00 0.00 - 0.01 - 0.01 + 2.39

SUN & MOON

New Feb 15 Sunrise

First Feb 23

Full Mar 1

6:58 AM Sunset

Last Mar 9 5:33 PM

Moonrise 3:08 AM Moonset 1:17 PM

The surface temperature of Venus reaches nearly 900° F. The atmospheric pressure at the surface is 90 times that of Earth. On top of this, its atmosphere contains clouds of sulfuric acid. SOURCE: McDonnell Planetarium

LAKE LEVELS Kentucky Pool Wappapello Pool Clearwater Pool Lake Ozark Truman Lake Bull Shoals Table Rock Pomme de Terre Lake Shelbyville Rend Lake Mark Twain Lake Carlyle Lake

Current Level

24-Hr Change

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A frontal boundary will bring rain to the Mid-Atlantic, Ohio Valley, central Appalachians, Tennessee Valley, Deep South, and lower Mississippi Valley. Accumulating snow is expected across the central Rockies, central Plains, and interior sections of the Northeast. Colder air will settle into the north-central Plains and upper Midwest. Today L H

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Champions | Boca Raton

The cold air is back in place across the St. Louis area this weekend. Some light wintry precipitation is expected, mainly tonight into Sunday morning. Milder temperatures are forecast by the middle of next week.

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Friday | Boca Raton, Fla. Purse: $1.6M | Yards: 6,807; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round 34-30 — 64 -8 Mark Calcavecchia Rocco Mediate 32-33 — 65 -7 Jeff Maggert 34-31 — 65 -7 Fred Funk 34-32 — 66 -6 33-33 — 66 -6 Bernhard Langer Jesper Parnevik 33-33 — 66 -6 Steve Flesch 33-34 — 67 -5 Michael Allen 31-36 — 67 -5 John Daly 33-34 — 67 -5 34-33 — 67 -5 Kirk Triplett Jerry Smith 33-34 — 67 -5 Paul Goydos 35-32 — 67 -5 Duffy Waldorf 33-34 — 67 -5 34-33 — 67 -5 Kent Jones Russ Cochran 32-36 — 68 -4 Kevin Sutherland 34-34 — 68 -4 Gene Sauers 35-33 — 68 -4 Carlos Franco 34-34 — 68 -4 35-34 — 69 -3 Glen Day Mark Brooks 34-35 — 69 -3 Scott Dunlap 34-35 — 69 -3 Corey Pavin 34-35 — 69 -3 36-33 — 69 -3 Tom Byrum David Toms 37-32 — 69 -3 Sandy Lyle 35-34 — 69 -3 Paul Broadhurst 34-35 — 69 -3 Marco Dawson 35-34 — 69 -3 34-35 — 69 -3 Brandt Jobe Fran Quinn 35-34 — 69 -3

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FOR THE RECORD

B10 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH AMERICA’S LINE

Women’s NBA NEW YORK — Re-signed G Bria Hartley and C Kia Vaughn. FOOTBALL | National Football League DETROIT — Signed general manager Bob Quinn to a contract extension. Named Bo Davis defensive line coach. MINNESOTA — Named John DeFilippo offensive coordinator. HOCKEY | National Hockey League ANAHEIM — Reassigned G Reto Berra and LW Nic Kerdiles to San Diego (AHL). CALGARY — Assigned G Mason McDonald from Stockton (AHL) to Kansas City (ECHL) and G Tyler Parsons from Kansas City to Stockton. CAROLINA — Assigned Fs Marcus Kruger and Josh Jooris to Charlotte (AHL). CHICAGO — Placed D Jan Rutta on injured reserve, retroactive to Tuesday. Recalled D Carl Dahlstrom from Rockford (AHL). MINNESOTA — Recalled Fs Pavel Jenys and Chase Lang from Rapid City (ECHL) to Iowa (AHL). NY RANGERS — Traded F Joe Whitney and RW Adam Chapie to Washington for F John Albert and D Hubert Labrie. Assigned D Brendan Smith to Hartford (AHL). Recalled D John Gilmour from Hartford. Reassigned D Sergey Zborovskiy from Greenville (ECHL) to Hartford. BLUES — Recalled D Chris Butler from San Antonio (AHL). SOCCER | Major League Soccer PORTLAND — Acquired F Samuel Armenteros on loan from Benevento Calcio (Serie A-Italy). COLLEGE NCAA — Granted a sixth season of eligibility to Iowa State QB Kyle Kempt. ILLINOIS — Named Austin Clark defensive line coach. NORTHWESTERN — Named Jeff Genyk special teams coordinator.

YALE ..........................NL....................... Cornell NO KENTUCKY .........15.5........ Wisc-Green Bay WRIGHT ST................. 7...........Wisconsin-Milw Old Dominion............2.5 ...... LOUISIANA TECH Hofstra ....................... 3........ NC-WILMINGTON ELON..........................NL..........James Madison UAB ........................... 15 ............................ Rice CAL-DAVIS.................3.5 ..............CS-Fullerton Cal-Irvine ..................5.5 .........CAL-RIVERSIDE ILLINOIS-CHI ............. 12...............Cleveland St NEVADA.....................5.5 ............. San Diego St UNLV........................... 7.....................Wyoming Texas Tech.................1.5.................KANSAS ST SAINT LOUIS .............3.5 ...................... LaSalle ARKANSAS................. 7...................Vanderbilt Utsa...........................2.5 ......................... UTEP Boise St .....................3.5 .................... UTAH ST UTAH ......................... 13................... California OREGON ST ...............3.5 ...............Washington PACIFIC....................... 9......................Portland ST. MARY’S-CA ..........2.5 ....................Gonzaga ARIZONA ...................5.5 ............................ Usc LONG BEACH ST........7.5.............. Cal-Poly SLO HAWAII ...................... 12........... CS-Northridge Iona ............................ 2.................ST. PETER’S E Tennessee St.........16.5 ...........................VMI Murray St .................. 14..........SIU-EDW’VILLE CANISIUS..................12.5................ Quinnipiac NIAGARA .................... 4...................... Fairfield N Dakota St...............1.5..................... DENVER Southern Utah ........... 2...............NO ARIZONA Portland St................2.5 ............ MONTANA ST Austin Peay...............1.5..................E ILLINOIS FURMAN....................6.5 .....................Wofford NC-GREENSBORO ..... 14................. W Carolina Mercer.......................4.5 .............TENN-CHATT TENN-MARTIN............ 2.............SE Missouri St E KENTUCKY .............2.5 .............Morehead St MANHATTAN.............PK.................Monmouth Rider........................... 9....................... MARIST Ipfw ...........................3.5 ..NEBRASKA-OMAHA JACK’VILLE ST............ 8...............Tennessee St S Dakota St ................ 7.......... ORAL ROBERTS SAMFORD..................3.5 .......................Citadel Belmont ..................... 8....... TENNESSEE TECH MONTANA ................. 18...........Sacramento St IDAHO ST...................2.5 ...................N Dakota WEBER ST................... 3................No Colorado

BOXING REPORT: In the the IBF/WBA/ WBO heavyweight title fight on March 31 in Cardiff, Wales, Anthony “AJ” Joshua is -$900 vs. Joseph “Lupesoliai La’auli” Parker is +$600; in the WBA/IBF/WBC middleweight title fight on May 5, site to be determined, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Gennady Golovkin is -$165 vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is +$145. NBA Favorite ............. Points ............Underdog Pelicans.....................1.5...........................NETS Bucks.......................... 5......................... MAGIC 76ERS......................... 4.......................Clippers Wizards ...................... 5..........................BULLS WARRIORS .................11 ..........................Spurs MAVERICKS...............PK........................ Lakers Nuggets...................... 7........................... SUNS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Favorite ............. Points ............Underdog DUQUESNE................7.5.................... Fordham Temple .....................10.5 ................S FLORIDA W VIRGINIA ................11 ..............Oklahoma St VILLANOVA ............... 10.........................Butler MARYLAND ...............5.5 ...........Northwestern ST. JOHN’S.................1.5..................Marquette Florida.......................4.5 ..............S CAROLINA IUPUI.......................... 5............Youngstown St MISSOURI................... 6..............Mississippi St C Michigan ................1.5....................... AKRON Loyola-Chicago .........4.5 ...............INDIANA ST BALL ST.....................NL....................... Kent St WILLIAM & MARY .....9.5 ...................Delaware Miami-Florida............ 2...... BOSTON COLLEGE Kansas.......................1.5......................BAYLOR TCU............................4.5 .........................Texas Oklahoma .................3.5 .................... IOWA ST TOWSON..................... 4..............Northeastern N Carolina .................. 4.....................NC STATE GEORGIA ST .............. 13.................UL-Monroe CREIGHTON...............1.5.........................Xavier MISSOURI ST.............5.5 ..................Evansville COASTAL CARO .........6.5 ......... Appalachian St Toledo .......................NL...............MIAMI-OHIO Auburn....................... 4..................... GEORGIA TEXAS A&M...............4.5 ...................Kentucky WICHITA ST ............... 18................Connecticut LSU............................6.5 ................ Mississippi BOWLING GREEN ......NL................. E Michigan DRAKE.......................1.5...........Northern Iowa New Mexico................ 4.................. AIR FORCE CHARLESTON .............11 .........................Drexel PROVIDENCE.............. 9........................ DePaul HARVARD..................NL...........................Penn ST. BONA ................... 12.................. Richmond ST. JOSEPH’S.............6.5 ..........Massachusetts GEORGE MASON ........ 2.............. George Wash NOTRE DAME ............. 1.................... Florida St NEBRASKA................9.5 ..................... Rutgers Seton Hall .................. 4............ GEORGETOWN COLORADO ST...........8.5 ................San Jose St San Diego..................4.5 ...........SANTA CLARA BYU............................ 10............ San Francisco S ALABAMA...............4.5 ...............Arkansas St Buffalo ....................... 9................NO ILLINOIS W MICHIGAN .............6.5 ....................... Ohio U UL-Lafayette .............. 4............GA SOUTHERN TROY.......................... 10................. Ark-L Rock UT-ARLINGTON..........8.5 .....................Texas St SOUTHERN MISS.......NL....................Charlotte BROWN......................NL....................Columbia Tennessee .................1.5.................. ALABAMA OHIO ST..................... 13........................... Iowa MICHIGAN ST ............2.5 ...................... Purdue VIRGINIA ................... 13..............Virginia Tech VIRGINIA COMM........3.5 ...................... Dayton MIDDLE TENN ST .....13.5......................N Texas LOYOLA-M’MOUNT ...5.5 ...............Pepperdine W KENTUCKY ...........14.5 ..............Florida Int’l MARSHALL.................11 ................ Fla Atlantic ARIZONA ST ............... 4.............................Ucla Princeton ..................NL..............DARTMOUTH

SOCCER English Premier League

NHL Favorite .............. Odds .............Underdog LIGHTNING........-$210/+$170 ................. Kings Predators.......... -$145/+$125........CANADIENS BLUE JACKETS... -$135/+$115................. Devils BRUINS............. -$280/+$240...............Sabres MAPLE LEAFS ...-$210/+$170 ........... Senators Flyers ................ -$135/+$115............ COYOTES HURRICANES ....-$150/+$130 ......... Avalanche WILD..................-$165/+$145........Blackhawks SHARKS.............-$140/+$120 .................Oilers Grand Salami: Over/under 52.5 goals. Home team in CAPS © 2018 Benjamin Eckstein

GP W D L GF Man City 26 22 3 1 74 Man United 26 17 5 4 51 Liverpool 26 14 9 3 59 Chelsea 26 15 5 6 46 26 14 7 5 51 Tottenham Arsenal 26 13 6 7 51 Burnley 26 9 9 8 21 Leicester 26 9 8 9 38 Bournemouth 26 8 7 11 30 Everton 26 8 7 11 29 Watford 26 8 6 12 37 West Ham 26 6 9 11 32 Brighton 26 6 9 11 21 Crystal Palace 26 6 9 11 24 Southampton 26 5 11 10 28 26 6 7 13 24 Newcastle Swansea 26 6 6 14 19 Stoke 26 6 6 14 26 Huddersfield 26 6 6 14 19 West Brom 26 3 11 12 21 Saturday Tottenham vs. Arsenal, 6:30 a.m. Stoke vs. Brighton, 9 a.m. Everton vs. Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. West Ham vs. Watford, 9 a.m. Swansea vs. Burnley, 9 a.m. Man City vs. Leicester, 11:30 a.m.

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL | American League TORONTO — Agreed to terms with RHP Jake Petricka on a minor league contract. National League PHILADELPHIA — Agreed to terms with 2B Ryan Flaherty and OF Collin Cowgill on minor league contracts. PITTSBURGH — Agreed to terms with OF Daniel Nava on a minor league contract. SAN FRANCISCO — Signed LHP Derek Holland to a minor league contract. BASKETBALL | NBA NBA — Announced Memphis Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff has been fined $25,000 for directing inappropriate comments toward a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner following his ejection. ATLANTA — Waived G/F Marco Belinelli. CHICAGO — Waived G/F Tony Allen.

Area results Men’s basketball Washington 87, Brandeis 75 Women’s basketball Washington 90, Brandeis 54 Saturday’s area basketball W: Iowa Wesleyan at Fontbonne, noon W: Rockhurst at McKendree, 1 p.m. M: Murray State at SIU Edwardsville, 1 p.m. W: SLU at Rhode Island, 1 p.m. W: Missouri S&T at UMSL, 1 p.m. W: Drury at Maryville, 1 p.m. W: Greenville at Principia, 1 p.m. W: Lewis & Clark at Danville, 1 p.m. W: Lake Land at SWIC, 1 p.m. W: LU-Belleville at Missouri Baptist, 1 p.m. W: MacMurray at Webster, 1 p.m. W: Harris-Stowe at Columbia College, 1 p.m. W: Lincoln at Lindenwood, 1:30 p.m. M: Evansville at Missouri State, 2 p.m. W: Three Rivers at Jefferson, 2 p.m. M: Iowa Wesleyan at Fontbonne, 2 p.m. M: Rockhurst at McKendree, 3 p.m. M: Missouri S&T at UMSL, 3 p.m. M: Drury at Maryville, 3 p.m. M: Greenville at Principia, 3 p.m. M: Lake Land at SWIC, 3 p.m. M: LU-Belleville at Missouri Baptist, 3 p.m. M: MacMurray at Fontbonne, 3 p.m. M: Harris-Stowe at Columbia College, 3 p.m. M: Lincoln at Lindenwood, 3:30 p.m. W: Southeast Missouri at UT Martin, 4 p.m. M: Southeast Missouri at UT Martin, 6 p.m. W: Murray State at SIU Edwardsville, 6 p.m.

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1. UConn (23-0) idle. Next: vs. Wichita St., Saturday. 2. Mississippi St. (25-0) idle. Next: vs. Kentucky, Sunday. 3. Baylor (22-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 24 TCU, Saturday. 4. Louisville (25-1) idle. Next: at No. 1 UConn, Monday. 5. Notre Dame (22-2) idle. Next: vs. Georgia Tech, Sunday. 6. Texas (19-4) idle. Next: vs. Kansas St., Saturday. 7. South Carolina (19-5) idle. Next: vs. Florida, Sunday. 8. UCLA (20-4) beat Arizona 69-46. Next: Next: vs. No. 25 Arizona St., Sunday. 9. Oregon (22-4) beat Washington 76-63. Next: at Washington St., Sunday. 10. Maryland (21-3) idle. Next: at Rutgers, Sunday. 11. Tennessee (20-4) idle. Next: vs. No. 18 Georgia, Sunday. 12. Florida St. (20-4) idle. Next: at Miami, Sunday. 13. Ohio St. (20-5) idle. Next: at South Florida, Sunday. 14. Texas A&M (19-6) idle. Next: at LSU, Sunday. 15. Missouri (19-5) idle. Next: at Arkansas, Sunday. 16. Oregon St. (18-6) beat Washington St. 63-61, OT. Next: at Washington, Sunday. 17. Stanford (16-8) vs. Utah. Next: vs. Colorado, Sunday. 18. Georgia (21-3) idle. Next: at No. 11 Tennessee, Sunday. 19. Duke (19-6) idle. Next: at Clemson, Sunday. 20. Green Bay (21-2) idle. Next: at Milwaukee, Saturday. 21. Michigan (20-6) idle. Next: at Michigan St., Sunday. 22. Oklahoma St. (17-6) idle. Next: at Iowa St., Saturday. 23. N.C. St. (19-6) idle. Next: at North Carolina, Sunday. 24. TCU (16-7) idle. Next: at No. 3 Baylor, Saturday. 25. Arizona St. (17-8) lost to Southern Cal 74-65. Next: at No. 8 UCLA, Sunday.

Friday | Pebble Beach, Calif. p-Pebble Beach GL, Yards: 6,816; Par: 72 s-Spyglass Hill, Yards: 6,953; Par: 72 m-Monterey Peninsula, Yards: 6,958; Par: 71 Purse: $7.4 million Second Round 67s-64m — 131 -12 Dustin Johnson 65p-67s — 132 -12 Beau Hossler Troy Merritt 67p-67s — 134 -10 Julian Suri 66s-67m — 133 -10 69s-65m — 134 -9 Phil Mickelson Jon Rahm 67m-67p — 134 -9 Aaron Wise 65m-69p — 134 -9 65s-69m — 134 -9 Kevin Streelman Jason Day 69s-65m — 134 -9 Steve Stricker 69s-65m — 134 -9 Tyrone Van Aswegen 67m-68p — 135 -8 Patrick Rodgers 70s-65m — 135 -8 Chris Stroud 68s-68m — 136 -7 67s-69m — 136 -7 Will Zalatoris Eric Axley 69m-67p — 136 -7 Peter Malnati 67m-69p — 136 -7 67p-70s — 137 -7 Paul Casey Matt Kuchar 66s-71m — 137 -6 Cameron Tringale 70p-68s — 138 -6 72p-66s — 138 -6 Denny McCarthy Jason Kokrak 70s-67m — 137 -6 Jimmy Walker 68s-69m — 137 -6 66m-72p — 138 -5 Cameron Percy Chez Reavie 67p-72s — 139 -5 Rafa Cabrera Bello 69m-69p — 138 -5 Pat Perez 68m-70p — 138 -5 Patrick Cantlay 66m-72p — 138 -5 Jonathan Randolph 69s-69m — 138 -5 Stephan Jaeger 68p-71s — 139 -5 Daniel Summerhays 70s-68m — 138 -5 68m-70p — 138 -5 Russell Henley Kevin Na 70s-68m — 138 -5 Ted Potter, Jr. 68p-71s — 139 -5 70p-69s — 139 -5 Robert Garrigus Brian Gay 69s-69m — 138 -5 Jonas Blixt 67m-71p — 138 -5 72s-66m — 138 -5 Jordan Spieth Sam Saunders 72s-66m — 138 -5 Ryan Blaum 68m-71p — 139 -4 69m-70p — 139 -4 Sean O’Hair Trey Mullinax 72s-67m — 139 -4 J.T. Poston 71p-69s — 140 -4 69m-70p — 139 -4 K.J. Choi Nick Watney 70s-69m — 139 -4 Branden Grace 68p-72s — 140 -4 70p-70s — 140 -4 Ryan Armour Brandon Harkins 68m-71p — 139 -4 J.B. Holmes 71p-69s — 140 -4 72m-67p — 139 -4 Matt Atkins Rob Oppenheim 67p-73s — 140 -4 Bubba Watson 68m-71p — 139 -4 70m-69p — 139 -4 Aaron Baddeley Sangmoon Bae 71p-69s — 140 -4 Bryson DeChambeau 70m-69p — 139 -4 68p-72s — 140 -4 Ben Crane Xinjun Zhang 68p-72s — 140 -4 Shane Lowry 67m-73p — 140 -3 70m-70p — 140 -3 Vaughn Taylor Charley Hoffman 67m-73p — 140 -3 Scott Stallings 72p-69s — 141 -3 70m-70p — 140 -3 Nate Lashley Derek Fathauer 69p-72s — 141 -3 Ricky Barnes 70p-71s — 141 -3 75p-66s — 141 -3 Patrick Reed Billy Horschel 71s-69m — 140 -3 Bronson Burgoon 70m-70p — 140 -3 67s-73m — 140 -3 Keith Mitchell Tom Lovelady 72s-68m — 140 -3 Zecheng Dou 67p-74s — 141 -3 69s-72m — 141 -2 Alex Cejka Gary Woodland 69s-72m — 141 -2 Brandt Snedeker 71s-70m — 141 -2 74p-68s — 142 -2 Grayson Murray Kevin Chappell 73s-68m — 141 -2 D.A. Points 70s-71m — 141 -2 68m-73p — 141 -2 Martin Piller Talor Gooch 67m-74p — 141 -2 Chris Kirk 67m-74p — 141 -2 69m-72p — 141 -2 Dominic Bozzelli Zac Blair 69s-72m — 141 -2 Johnson Wagner 73p-69s — 142 -2 Russell Knox 71s-70m — 141 -2 Brendon de Jonge 69p-73s — 142 -2 Scott Piercy 71p-71s — 142 -2 Adam Schenk 71m-70p — 141 -2 Sam Ryder 73p-69s — 142 -2 Chesson Hadley 68m-74p — 142 -1 James Hahn 74s-68m — 142 -1 Rory McIlroy 68s-74m — 142 -1 Joel Dahmen 71p-72s — 143 -1 Rod Pampling 69m-73p — 142 -1 Brian Stuard 72m-70p — 142 -1 Brice Garnett 71p-72s — 143 -1 Rory Sabbatini 68m-74p — 142 -1 Robert Streb 71p-72s — 143 -1 J.J. Henry 71p-72s — 143 -1 William McGirt 73s-69m — 142 -1 Brett Stegmaier 72p-71s — 143 -1 George McNeill 70p-74s — 144 E Nick Taylor 75p-69s — 144 E Billy Hurley III 74p-70s — 144 E Andrew Putnam 70m-73p — 143 E Nicholas Lindheim 68m-75p — 143 E Paul Dunne 71s-72m — 143 E Jonathan Byrd 73p-71s — 144 E Ben Martin 68m-75p — 143 E Vijay Singh 75p-69s — 144 E Scott Brown 73p-71s — 144 E Corey Conners 68m-75p — 143 E

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1. Villanova (22-2) idle. Next: vs. Butler, Sat. 2. Virginia (23-1) idle. Next: vs. Va. Tech, Sat. 3. Purdue (23-3) idle. Next: at No. 4 Michigan St., Sat. 4. Michigan St. (23-3) idle. Next: vs. No. 3 Purdue, Sat. 5. Xavier (22-3) idle. Next: at Creighton, Sat. 6. Cincinnati (22-2) idle. Next: at SMU, Sunday. 7. Texas Tech (20-4) idle. Next: at Kansas St., Sat. 8. Auburn (21-3) idle. Next: at Georgia, Sat. 9. Duke (19-5) idle. Next: at Georgia Tech, Sunday. 10. Kansas (19-5) idle. Next: at Baylor, Sat. 11. Saint Mary’s (24-2) idle. Next: vs. No. 12 Gonzaga, Sat. 12. Gonzaga (22-4) idle. Next: at No. 11 Saint Mary’s, Sat. 13. Arizona (19-6) idle. Next: vs. Southern Cal, Sat. 14. Ohio St. (21-5) idle. Next: vs. Iowa, Sat. 15. Tennessee (18-5) idle. Next: at Alabama, Sat. 16. Clemson (20-4) idle. Next: at Florida St., Wednesday. 17. Oklahoma (16-7) idle. Next: at Iowa St., Sat. 18. Rhode Island (20-3) beat Davidson 72-59. Next: vs. Richmond, Tuesday. 19. West Virginia (18-6) idle. Next: vs. Oklahoma St., Sat. 20. Michigan (19-7) idle. Next: at Wisconsin, Sunday. 21. North Carolina (18-7) idle. Next: at N.C. St., Sat. 22. Wichita St. (18-5) idle. Next: vs. UConn, Sat. 23. Nevada (20-5) idle. Next: vs. San Diego St., Sat. 24. Kentucky (17-7) idle. Next: at Texas A&M, Sat. 25. Miami (18-5) idle. Next: at Boston College, Sat.

Men’s national scores East Cornell 78, Brown 60 Harvard 66, Princeton 51 Penn 64, Dartmouth 61 Rhode Island 72, Davidson 59 Yale 88, Columbia 84 Midwest Ball St. 87, Kent St. 68 Indiana 80, Minnesota 56 Oakland 87, Detroit 78 Toledo 73, Miami (Ohio) 67 Far West Idaho 66, Eastern Washington 64

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Euro | World Super 6 Perth Friday | Perth, Australia Purse: $1.75 million | Yards: 7,143; Par: 72 Second Round | a-amateur 66-70 — 136 Lee Westwood, England Brett Rumford, Australia 64-72 — 136 Prom Meesawat, Thailand 67-70 — 137 69-68 — 137 Grant Forrest, Scotland Lucas Herbert, Australia 68-69 — 137 Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark 70-67 — 137 Zander Lombard, South Africa 68-70 — 138 a-Min Woo Lee, Australia 69-70 — 139 Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand 67-72 — 139 Andrea Pavan, Italy 73-66 — 139 73-66 — 139 Adam Blyth, Australia Sean Crocker, U.S. 70-69 — 139 Anthony Quayle, Australia 71-68 — 139 67-73 — 140 Jason Scrivener, Australia Nick Cullen, Australia 72-68 — 140 68-72 — 140 Sam Horsfield, England Yusaku Miyazato, Japan 70-70 — 140 73-67 — 140 Jack Wilson, Australia Wade Ormsby, Australia 67-73 — 140 Yikeun Chang, South Korea 67-73 — 140 Also 68-73 — 141 Seungsu Han, U.S. Satoshi Kodaira, Japan 70-71 — 141 Chase Koepka, U.S. 70-74 — 144 73-71 — 144 Jarin Todd, U.S. David Lipsky, U.S. 68-76 — 144

Area hole in one Columbia Bridges • Bob Pollihan, hole No. 3, 138 yards, 7-iron, Feb. 9.

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The cold air is back in place across the St. Louis area this weekend. Some light wintry precipitation is expected, mainly tonight into Sunday morning. Milder temperatures are forecast by the middle of next week.

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Friday | Boca Raton, Fla. Purse: $1.6M | Yards: 6,807; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round 34-30 — 64 -8 Mark Calcavecchia Rocco Mediate 32-33 — 65 -7 Jeff Maggert 34-31 — 65 -7 Fred Funk 34-32 — 66 -6 33-33 — 66 -6 Bernhard Langer Jesper Parnevik 33-33 — 66 -6 Steve Flesch 33-34 — 67 -5 Michael Allen 31-36 — 67 -5 John Daly 33-34 — 67 -5 34-33 — 67 -5 Kirk Triplett Jerry Smith 33-34 — 67 -5 Paul Goydos 35-32 — 67 -5 Duffy Waldorf 33-34 — 67 -5 34-33 — 67 -5 Kent Jones Russ Cochran 32-36 — 68 -4 Kevin Sutherland 34-34 — 68 -4 Gene Sauers 35-33 — 68 -4 Carlos Franco 34-34 — 68 -4 35-34 — 69 -3 Glen Day Mark Brooks 34-35 — 69 -3 Scott Dunlap 34-35 — 69 -3 Corey Pavin 34-35 — 69 -3 36-33 — 69 -3 Tom Byrum David Toms 37-32 — 69 -3 Sandy Lyle 35-34 — 69 -3 Paul Broadhurst 34-35 — 69 -3 Marco Dawson 35-34 — 69 -3 34-35 — 69 -3 Brandt Jobe Fran Quinn 35-34 — 69 -3

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DILBERT • By Scott Adams

SALLY FORTH • By Francesco Marciuliano and Jim Keefe

BABY BLUES • By Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

PEARLS BEFORE SWINE • By Stephan Pastis GARFIELD • By Jim Davis

MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM • By Mike Peters

DEFLOCKED • By Jeff Corriveau

MUTTS • By Patrick McDonnell

PRICKLY CITY • By Scott Stantis

PICKLES • By Brian Crane

HI AND LOIS • By Brian and Greg Walker and Chance Browne

RHYMES WITH ORANGE • By Hilary B. Price

BEETLE BAILEY • By Mort and Greg Walker

BREAKING CAT NEWS • By Georgia Dunn

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EV2 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH BRIDGE TIPS • BOB JONES Neither vulnerable, East deals NORTH ♠A Q J 8 3 ♥9 4 ♦J 8 3 2 ♣K 10 WEST EAST ♠10 4 2 ♠K 7 5 ♥K 10 7 5 2 ♥Q J 3 ♦7 6 ♦10 9 4 ♣9 5 4 ♣A J 8 6 SOUTH ♠9 6 ♥A 8 6 ♦A K Q 5 ♣Q 7 3 2 The bidding: EAST SOUTH WEST NORTH 1♣ 1NT Pass 2♥* 2♠ Pass Pass 3♦ Pass 3NT All pass *Transfer to spades Opening lead: Five of ♥ The East hand would not be considered an opening bid by most USA players, but this deal was played in Australia, where they don’t have such exacting standards. There are a number of bidding systems popular in Australia that are unheard of in the USA. This deal was played in a team match and the East player at the other table opened one no trump, in the middle of his agreed 9-14 point range. West was young Australian expert Nabil Edgtton, fresh out of the junior ranks.

NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD The opening heart lead went to East’s jack as declarer ducked. Declarer also ducked the queen of hearts continuation, and Edgtton paused to think. Setting up his hearts was pointless, as he had no possible entry to cash them. He had to look for tricks in a different suit. The dummy, and partner’s opening bid, meant that clubs had to be the suit, so Edgtton overtook the queen of hearts with the king and shifted to the four of clubs. Declarer put in dummy’s 10 of clubs and captured East’s jack with the queen. South knew that East had to have the king of spades for his opening bid and the contract could still be made if that card were singleton. Declarer did his best by leading the nine of spades to dummy’s ace. No luck. He continued with the queen of spades to East’s king. East cashed the ace of clubs and led a club to Edgtton’s nine for down one after a lovely defense. (02/10/18)

Across

1 Champion’s accessory 5 What you can do to “Moon River” 10 Follower of John 14 “Don’t rush in!” 16 One of the initial anchors of CNN’s “American Morning” 17 Something that might be replaced during car servicing 18 Event in every Summer Olympics since 1900 19 Rhythmic 20 Conflict 22 Chaser of un trago de tequila 23 Determines (if) 27 Misanthrope

28 Lacking in passion 30 Garden sight 32 Block between shows 33 Universal, Sony and Warner 36 Have high hopes 37 Kitty-corner things? 38 Lowly worker 39 Something good for Charlie Brown? 40 Internal rule 44 Writing form even more constrained than a tweet 46 Results of some scans 48 City at the foot of the Sierra Nevada 49 Recite 51 Popular pricing

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If Feb. 10 is your birthday • This year you will open up to many new experiences, some of which will be quite conventional. If you are single, you will have the opportunity to add a sweetie to your life. If you are attached, you enjoy your life together more and more. Capricorn can be difficult to relate to at times.

WORD GAME February 10 WORD — FOSSILIZED (FOSSILIZED: FOS-ih-lized: Made outmoded, rigid or fixed.) Average mark 35 words. Time limit 60 minutes. Can you find 50 or more words in FOSSILIZED? The list will be published Monday. YESTERDAY’S WORD — EULOGIZED edge ogee glue elide ogle gold elude oiled guide ledge oldie guild lied geed guile liege geld idle lieu gelid idol lode geode dele lodge geoid deli loge gild deluge loud glee diel luge glide 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.

game on “The Price Is Right” 53 Chesterfield, for one 54 Sticking point? 58 Noted Brit in the news 59 Strength rating in video games 60 Teeny 61 Black piano key 62 Promising

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1 Ohio University player 2 Tee off 3 Prelim 4 Put in one’s sights 5 Moves lightly through the air 6 Home of the world’s busiest airport: abbr. 7 Actress Lucy 8 “Did not need to know that” 9 Terminals at London Heathrow? 10 High-end Hyundai 11 Main feature of the Gmail logo 12 National force, informally 13 Mocking responses 15 Blue-striped ball 21 English channel 24 Something

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-Difficult.

CROSSWORD

M 1 • SATUrDAy • 02.10.2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Be willing to stand up for what is important to you. A parent or an older friend could play a major role in your decisions. You tend to give this person the time and respect that he or she deserves. Tonight: A must appearance. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You might have difficulty in a meeting or when trying to get in touch with a friend at a distance. You could be quite tired and drained until this person’s name comes up. Tonight: Look to making plans, then discuss various possibilities. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH Reach out to a loved one who might be so enmeshed in a project or in his or her work that it will take extra effort on his or her part to meet up with you. Tonight: Be a duo. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Defer to others, and don’t worry so much about what could happen. Your way of communicating could be so unusual that some people might not know how to react. Tonight: Be a better listener. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH Understand what is happening within a particular situation. Do you really want to handle it immediately? You might need to sit on a volatile matter for a while. Stay centered and rethink your logic. Tonight: Play it easy. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH Remain more upbeat. Sometimes you cause your own problems without realizing it.

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only I can go on? 25 In vestments 26 Liquidated 29 Park ranger’s weapon 31 Who said “Revolutions are the locomotives of history” 34 Foul call 35 1960s movie with the tagline “A man went looking for

America. And couldn’t find it anywhere” 36 Devices that hurt sales at Kodak 37 Give for a bit 38 Precious 41 Dell competitor 42 Places for braces 43 Like some caterpillars 45 Sagal of “Futurama”

47 Friendly term of address 50 What suggestive dialogue may result in 52 Response to a joke, maybe 55 “You got me good!” 56 “Wide-staring” one in a Wordsworth poem 57 Deal breakers, for short?

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WORD SCRIMMAGE

If someone decides to point out an issue, express a willingness to listen. Tonight: Air your thoughts. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You already know that you are going to push your case to the point that you could annoy others. Perhaps by buying some treats before an important meeting, you’ll be able to warm the vibes between you and others. Tonight: Go with the moment. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Be willing to distance yourself from an intense conversation. You could feel a bit uneasy about proceeding as you have been. You might want to veer in a different direction, but perhaps you don’t know which way to go just yet. Tonight: Say little for now.

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WONDERWORD

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHHH You will be on top of what you need to do; however, you might have a desire to do some frivolous shopping or participate in some other fun pastime. You have worked so hard that being able to take a break means a lot. Tonight: Fun and games. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Don’t push yourself too hard. Remember that it’s the weekend and you need a break. You might get involved in a discussion that feels a bit too heavy for you. Tonight: Reach out to a vulnerable friend. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Defer to others right now, and simply go with the flow. Many of your friends and loved ones will be delighted to hang out with you. This type of company pleases you to no end. Tonight: The only answer is “yes.”

WORDY GURDY

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You have more options available than you might realize. Consider heading in a new direction. How you see a situation could change in the next few days. Tonight: Till the wee hours. STLtoday.com/horoscopes Get expanded horoscope information: star charts, peak times, outlooks and Chinese Zodiac data.

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Dating is biggest challenge for student

Dear College Student • The age of consent for a girl in Utah is 16. For a young man, it is 18. You shouldn’t jump the gun and announce your age before getting to know someone. If you are asked, of course you shouldn’t lie about it. However, I see no reason to volunteer the information when you are asked for a date. Dear Abby • I am a 32-year-old late-deafened adult. I have been

deaf in my right ear my whole life but lost my hearing in my left ear after a tumor was removed when I was 27. I guess they are right when they say we are never fully prepared to lose things we have taken for granted for so long. I still have trouble communicating with people. I have taken a few sign language classes and four lipreading classes, but I often feel like I’m no longer part of normal society. My question is, shouldn’t I have adjusted by now regarding how people see me? — HEARING IMPAIRED Dear Hearing Impaired • I have been told that the most isolating disability is being unable to hear. Please do not burden yourself by feeling you ‘‘should” have adjusted faster than you have. There is no set timetable for adjusting to any disability. Because you feel stuck in the process, the Hearing Loss Association of America (hearingloss.org) may be helpful because it spon-

sors support groups in every state. Dear Abby • Do you think it is fair for me to do all the housework AND pick up dog doo-doo just because I moved into my sister’s house with her and her family? They have five dogs and four cats. No one else bothers to do it. I do it to lessen the smell. — POOPER SCOOPER Dear P.S. • I agree that the task of picking up after an animal — let alone nine of them — isn’t something most people look forward to. However, if you are living rent-free with your sister’s family, perhaps you should consider your chores to be your contribution to the household. P.S. Because you mentioned that no one else cleans up the animal messes, consider finding more hygienic living arrangements as soon as it’s feasible. 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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‘Plus-one’ not ideal, but accept it Dear Miss Manners • I am a woman in my late 20s, who has been in a relationship with another woman for going on five years now. My family is not especially supportive, but there are times that I do receive formal invitations to events from extended family (think weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, etc.) that include my name and a plus-one. My mother, who is vehemently unsupportive of my relationship, keeps trying to tell me that accepting a plus-one on an invitation is rude. She tells me that the people hosting the event are only giving me a plus-one to appear polite, and that if I bring someone else, it will cost the hosts money, so I shouldn’t accept it. I’d like to think that my family members are showing passive support by offering me a plusone, even if they are not listing my partner’s name on the invitation. In my opinion, an offering of a

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plus-one should always be seen as genuine! My mother also insists that as maid of honor in my sister’s wedding, I was not supposed to bring a plus-one to the rehearsal dinner, despite other bridesmaids’ plusones being included. I am driven to ask you, Miss Manners, for your expertise and advice. Gentle Reader • A misguided attempt to make their single guests feel more “comfortable,” plusone communicates instead that the host does not want — or cannot be bothered — to find out the names of any serious partners. Inviting anyone to a formal event should be done using that person’s name. In your case, Miss Manners agrees that it was probably a passive — if still rude — attempt on your sister’s part to invite your partner without directly acknowledging her.

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Dear Abby • I’m a 16-year-old girl who has started college early. I love my classes, and I’m glad to be here. The problem is, the dating culture here is huge. People go on dates all the time. I have been asked out several times, and I feel comfortable going, but I feel dishonest when I don’t tell them that I’m 16. However, if I’m upfront about my age, the offer usually gets rescinded, and it becomes incredibly awkward. How can I have a fun college dating experience while still being truthful about my age? — COLLEGE STUDENT IN UTAH

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Your mother’s use of made-up etiquette rules is a passive way of rejecting that attempt. Dear Miss Manners • When invited to a party or a social event at our good friends’ home, they always ask, “What will you be bringing?” Is it rude for them to ask or presume we are bringing anything? At one party, they put out a sign-up list and began to hound guests who didn’t respond to the sign-up. Gentle Reader • It is bad enough that guests have begun ubiquitously asking what they should bring to a party. The hosts should certainly not be soliciting it, nor badgering their donors. 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.

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Was her invite to the wedding shower lost in the mail? Adapted from a recent online discussion.

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Dear Carolyn • I didn’t get an invitation to my friend’s wedding shower. I loooove showers and weddings and graduations and birthday parties. LOVE them. I’m over the initial hurt and can rationalize that, perhaps, they limited the invites to just the wedding party and family, or my invite got lost in the mail, or my lack of invite was an oversight. If either of the latter two are correct, I don’t want my friend to think I ignored the invitation. Is there any way to address this? I don’t want to make her feel guilty or bad. I’ve been helping her with some wedding things, I was one of the first she told she was engaged, I’m invited to the wedding, etc. — it really seems like I would have been invited. I just had lunch with her, and she talked about the shower but didn’t ask me why I didn’t come. For what it’s worth, her sister was in charge, and it was a bit of a disaster due to lack of planning, the sister’s martyrdom and more. It’s entirely possible I was overlooked by mistake. What can I do? — Uninvited

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Answer • “I just had lunch with her, and she talked about the shower” — ayyy. That was your best opportunity to mention it, because having the other person bring it up for you is always the best opportunity — it spares you the awkward jumping-in. The wording didn’t have to be elegant: “I’m just going to be blunt, because it’s weighing on me — you’re talking about the shower as if I were part of it, but I wasn’t invited. Was that on purpose?” You can still ask this, but you’ll either have to bring up the topic yourself or wait till she brings it up again. It gets odder and therefore more difficult as time passes, thus the missed opportunity. But there’s really no statute of limitations on something that’s weighing on you, because the weight eventually affects a friendship and therefore your friend. Just make sure you acknowledge the time you’ve let pass. “I realize it’s insane to bring this up after 30 years but humor me. It has nagged at me and at this point hearing the worst possible truth sounds better than another 30 years of not knowing what happened.” Or, take the far less dramatic path: Just treat the sister’s disastrous partyplanning skills as all the explanation you need and say nothing. Even if either worst-case is true, that your friend left you out on purpose or that you were supposed to be invited and your friend thinks you were a no-show: You just had a friendly lunch, so whatever either of you feels isn’t dire. The deciding factor is really whether you can shake this off and stay on the same terms with this friend as before.

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