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ST. LOUIS • Lewis Reed, who is running for re-election as president of the Board of Aldermen, is claiming that one of his opponents, state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, is not qualified to run against him because she is not using her “legal name” that appears on city property records. In a letter delivered Wednesday to the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners, Reed’s chief of staff, Tom Shepard, says Nasheed’s name should be removed from the March 5 primary ballot. “Per the city charter, Jamilah Nasheed does not meet the qualifications to run for President of the Board of Aldermen because Jamilah Nasheed is not a legal name that has been assessed taxes in the City of St. Louis,” Shepard said in the letter. “Only the name of a legally assessed taxpayer can appear on the ballot. ... The city charter reads clear on this issue.” The Reed campaign initially pointed to the tax record of a rental property belonging to Nasheed that lists “Jenice Williams” as the owner. On another property record, both names — Jenice

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teens across the country have been honoring those children, writing obituaries for every minor who has died from a gunshot in the year since the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 dead and sparked a youth movement on gun control. The memorials are part of a project from the nonprofit The Trace to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the

ald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied to prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller about matters close to the heart of their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. The judge’s finding that Manafort, 69, breached his cooperation deal with prosecutors by lying after his guilty plea could add years to his prison sentence and came after a set of sealed court hearings. Manafort’s lies, the judge found, included “his interactions and communications with (Konstantin) Kilimnik,” a longtime aide whom the FBI assessed to have ties to Russian intelligence. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the District of Columbia said Manafort also lied to the special counsel, the FBI and the grand jury about a payment from a company to a law firm — which he previously characterized as a loan repayment — and made false statements that were material to another Justice Department investigation whose focus has not been described in

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People pay homage on Feb. 16, 2018, to the students and faculty shot to death at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Events will mark the one-year anniversary on Thursday.

BY KATE THAYER Chicago Tribune

Some hadn’t yet celebrated their first birthday; others were on the cusp of adulthood. Some died by accident; others were killed by someone they knew; still others were murdered by a stranger as they stood in the wrong place at the wrong time. All are children dead from a gun. Over the past few months, more than 200

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Kidnapper kills motorist in chase, dies in shootout

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GREENVILLE, Ill. • A man kidnapped his ex-girlfriend and their child in mid-Missouri and led police on a chase into Illinois, then killed an innocent motorist in a carjacking attempt before dying in a shootout with officers late Tuesday night, authorities said. The carjacking victim, a man from north St. Louis County, was killed in rural Illinois. The alleged carjacker died in an exchange of gunfire in Bond County, Ill., though it wasn’t clear whether a shot from police killed him or he shot himself. The ex-girlfriend was shot several times and was in surgery. The child was not hurt. Capt. Timothy Tyler, commander of the Illinois State Police District 11, identified the dead gunman as Leslie K. Austin, 39, of Jefferson City. He said the man killed in the carjacking attempt was Gregory Price, 67.

ing video from the Fort Worth, Texas, Police Department features a look-alike of Star Wars’ Chewbacca. Gimmicky? Perhaps. But it’s gotten nearly 3 million views online, and the department believes it’s helped recruit as many as 50 officers. In Florida, the Clearwater Police Department hopes to entice potential job candidates with a video that plays at outdoor concerts, this one pitching the coastal region’s surf, sandy beaches and majestic sunsets. And in Houston, where law enforcement agencies have been steadily losing officers, Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies drive vehicles inscribed with an online address — HCSOJOBS. COM — to attract potential recruits. Police departments across the country are scrambling to See RECRUITS • Page A4

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Bayless Elementary special education teacher Therese Shain (center) lets it sink in Wednesday that she was just awarded the $25,000 Milken Educator Award at a surprise school assembly. She is congratulated by fellow educators Jamee Heidmann (left) and Stephanie Chrestman. Milken Family Foundation Chairman and co-founder Lowell Milken and Missouri Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven presented the award to Shain, one of 33 educators in the nation to be awarded the prize and the only one in Missouri this year.

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CATCH RELEASE • One of the greatest St. Louis Rams, wide receiver Isaac Bruce, will be the guest speaker at an upcoming confab of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Bruce will deliver a motivational talk at the group’s member-appreciation happy hour, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the St. Louis University School of Law Pavilion, 100 North Tucker Boulevard. Members will have the opportunity for photographs with Bruce. For more information, go to: bamsl.org. Bruce is no stranger to association activities, as the Isaac Bruce Foundation is a supporter of its holiday party for children affected by the justice system. Speaking of justice, maybe Bruce can find some attorneys at the happy hour to plead his case to the National Football League Hall of Fame. Yet again this year, hall voters somehow ignored the fact Bruce is No. 5 all time in career receiving yards (15,208); had eight seasons of 1,000 or more reception yards; and is one of only three receivers in NFL history to have at least 1,000 catches and 15,000 receiving yards.

POLICE BEAT • A tip of the peaked police hat goes to Eric Van Hook, police chief of O’Fallon, Ill., who this week was named as the “2019 Chief of the Year” by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. The award is bestowed to a chief within the state who has shown “leadership in his community, leadership in his own police department, and service to the association.” S ta r t i n g w i t h t h e Van Hook O’Fallon department in 1990, Van Hook was named police chief and public safety director in 2013, also putting him in charge of the city’s fire and emergency medical services department. Van Hook will pick up his award April

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26 at the association’s annual soiree in Oak Brook, Ill. MIX REVIEW • The population of St. Louis city is a fairly even mix of black and white residents. But one list indicates that it doesn’t offer much past that mix. In a ranking of 61 cities with a population of 300,000 or more by personal finance website WalletHub, our fair burg was No. 53. The factors considered were ethnic/racial, language and birthplace diversity. According to the 2010 census, St. Louis’ population is 49 percent black and 44 percent white. But the percentages are less than 4 percent Hispanic, less than 3 percent Asian and less than 1 percent Native American. Some neighboring major cities finished lower, Memphis, Tenn., at No. 58 and Louisville, Ky., at No. 60. Other major neighbors finished thusly: Chicago (12), Nashville, Tenn. (38), Kansas City (43) and Indianapolis (48). The most diverse city, New York; the least diverse, Detroit. FINAL NOTE • The blue mist over the STL music scene comes from the death of Frank Gagliano — an original member of Mama’s Pride and a longtime local musician and engineer. Mr. Gagliano, who was 68, died in his

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Sinquefield Cup founder Rex Sinquefield reels at losing his queen as grandmasters Garry Kasparov (left), champion Fabiano Caruana and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave enjoy a grandmaster exhibition team tournament at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis in the Central West End in 2014.

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sleep Feb. 7, 2019. Services were through Pitman Funeral Home in Wentzville. Burial was Wednesday at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery A Vietnam War veteran, Mr. Gagliano grew up in the Dogtown neighborhood along with brothers Pat and Danny Liston, who were the core of Mama’s Pride. Mr. Gagliano joined the group after a stint with Jay Barry, a popular cover band that played numerous school dances in the 1970s. Mama’s Pride, with Mr. Gagliano playing keyboards and synthesizers, signed with Atlantic Records in 1974 and made national waves in 1975 with their eponymous debut album, which was recorded at the label’s legendary Muscle Shoals studio. Reviews at the time likened the band’s music to the southern-flavored blues jams of the Allman Brothers. Two songs off that first album, “Blue Mist” and “Ol’ St. Lou,” became staples on St. Louis rock radio. Survivors include his stepmother, Janice Gagliano of St. Charles; former spouse Shari Hulme; three children, Mike Gagliano of Lake Saint Louis, Angela Cox of St. Charles and Brian Gagliano of Ballwin; and six grandchildren.

BY JACK SUNTRUP St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis financier, political power broker and chess evangelist Rex Sinquefield is taking his chess set west — to the University of Missouri-Columbia, which is launching its own competitive chess team. The St. Louis Chess Club, which Sinquefield founded in 2008, has entered into an $800,000 grant agreement with the flagship university, according to a news release issued Wednesday. The university is in the process of recruiting a team of chess players to compete in inter-collegiate tournaments, starting this fall. “The Saint Louis Chess Club is thrilled to partner with the University of Missouri and is looking forward to working with the team as we continue to grow and advance chess,” Sinquefield said in the release.

MU and the club will coordinate to offer summer camps, high school tournaments, long-distance learning seminars and chess teacher certifications, according to the release. The school has named Cristian Chirila, 28, of Romania, as the first coach of the MU Chess Team. Chirila is already recruiting players, who will live in the same dorm and receive university scholarships, according to the news release. In addition to boosting the game of chess — which proponents say teaches logic and focus — Sinquefield is helping bankroll the “Better Together” effort, a plan to consolidate St. Louis city and county into one “metropolitan city.” Sinquefield also has been the state’s top political donor. Jack Suntrup • 573-556-6184 @JackSuntrup on Twitter jsuntrup@post-dispatch.com

Trombonists play on after sad year • The late American jazz great Urbie Green and other accomplished trombonists who died in 2018 will be remembered Saturday at a musical event in Cleveland. Trombone stars Jiggs Whigham and John Marcellus will be featured at the Memorial Trombone Festival at Case Western Reserve University in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to Green, the festival will honor Allen Kofsky, a 39-year veteran of the Cleveland Orchestra; trombonist and band leader Bill Watrous; and Edwin Anderson, a bass trombonist with the Cleveland Orchestra.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TV personality Hugh Downs is 98. Magician Teller is 71. Actor Ken Wahl is 62. Actress Sakina Jaffey is 57. Actor Enrico Colantoni is 56. Singer Rob Thomas is 47. Actress Danai Gurira is 41. Actor Freddie Highmore is 27. From news services

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Rebecca Williams seeks help Wednesday after hurting her knee and back in a fall as she sits in a wooden hut built by her husband, Taron Williams, in an East St. Louis homeless camp just north of the Martin Luther King Bridge.

BY JESSE BOGAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

EAST ST. LOUIS • About six residents are trying to come up with emergency relocation plans as they face a Monday deadline to vacate a homeless encampment near the riverfront here. More than a dozen people have already left the camp, they said. “We are about to be kicked out,” said Bebe McBride, 55, who has been living in a plywood hut, close to the intersection of Front Street and West Missouri Avenue. “There’s nothing we can do.” The East St. Louis Department of Regulatory Affairs said in a Jan. 17 notice that the area was “unfit for human habitation” and the owner was going to “level the property” Monday Elaine Cueto owns the land, according to St. Clair County records. She couldn’t be reached for comment. Current residents said she’d been kind to let them live there. “It just got to be too much,” said Taron Williams, 44, who lives in a shack with his wife, Becky, that had heat, power from a gas generator and a front door that locked. “It went farther than it should have.” He said his wife was going to temporarily move in with a friend. He’s looking for a men’s shelter and, despite being on “eight different medicines,” still hopes to make it to a warehouse job that starts Monday night. “I get stressed being in crowds,” he said. “I don’t know how I am going to work this job.” McBride said she planned to seek refuge in a vacant house in St. Louis again that she called “the trap.” She left it a few months ago to come here. Even though Robert Gibson prepared to leave, he didn’t know where he was going. “It’s sad. I’ve been here 3½ years,” said Gibson, 59. “I had to get rid of my cat yesterday, and she was born here.” Originally from Jefferson County, he said he ended up at the camp after getting out of prison. His father had recently died, and Gibson’s tools were gone.

Homeless camp residents talk Wednesday about where they might move after a Monday deadline to leave their tents and huts in East St. Louis.

“I’d lost everything,” said Gibson, a former mechanic. “I can’t start over. It took 20 years to get all those tools.” On Wednesday, a steady stream of trucks like the ones he used to work on passed by on the way to the nearby Bunge-SCF grain terminal. “We used to be off the beaten path,” Gibson said. He lived in a tent, right off West Missouri. Other residents stayed deeper in the woods, in a scattering of seven wooden shacks, including at least one that had air conditioning. Empty propane canisters were piled up in an area, gas cans in another. There was a shower, outhouse and communal kitchen with canned food and produce. “We aren’t hobos,” Gibson said. “This is community.” Other than somebody shooting a gun one night from a car on the Martin Luther King Bridge, he said, it’s been peaceful. Now he must go.

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fill their ranks. The loss of tens of thousands of officers over the past decade has compromised effectiveness and imposed greater demands on those still on the job, according to police officials and outside experts. “It makes it much more difficult,” said Bill Johnson, executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO), a coalition of unions and associations representing 241,000 police officers across the country. “From the public’s point of view, it’s a risk to public safety, because you have fewer officers out there to respond to calls.” Among the causes of the officer shortage: a rash of retirements by senior officers from the baby boomer generation, better-paying jobs in the private sector, a robust economy with low unemployment rates and, in many cases, grievances over salary and morale.

THE ‘FERGUSON EFFECT’ There is also the “Ferguson effect,” a reference to the city that in 2014 exploded in protests over the shooting of an AfricanAmerican teenager by a white police officer. The U.S. Justice Department later determined that the officer in Ferguson had acted in self-defense. But that incident and others involving white officers’ shooting unarmed African-Americans have fueled antipathy toward the police, especially among members of minority groups. Potential applicants might think twice before plunging into a profession that could subject them to scorn, law enforcement officials say. Police officers now feel they are being perceived as “the new bad guy,” according to a 2016 survey by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. “When you got into this career in our day and age, it was a very popular profession,” said Clearwater Police Chief Dan Slaughter, who has been a policeman for more than a quarter-century. Now, he says, an undetermined number of potential recruits are being “scared away” by a changed environment. Then there are the dangers of the job: Being an officer means facing the prospect of death or injury on any given day. On-duty law enforcement deaths totaled 144 in 2018, a 12 percent increase over the previous year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The number of law enforcement personnel reached a peak of 724,690 in 2013. Police departments lost 23,500 officers over the next three years, according to a 2018 report by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Many departing officers counsel friends

and family members to find another career path. “They’re telling their children, ‘Don’t be a police officer,’ ” NAPO’s Johnson said. Fewer officers means longer response times, heavier caseloads and fewer opportunities to build relationships with area residents. The shortages also result in more overtime shifts, which gives officers a financial boost but can increase stress, fatigue and burnout. In a survey of about 400 law enforcement agencies, only 12 percent said they were not short on full-time personnel, according to the Police Executive Research Forum, a Washington-based organization. Over 40 percent reported that their personnel shortages had increased over the past five years. Michael Bullock, 28, a former state legislative aide who has been on the Austin Police Department for a year, said he carefully weighed what he was getting into before he joined the force. Because of “all the angst toward law enforcement,” he said, “well-meaning friends sometimes asked, ‘Are you sure that’s what you want to do?’”

FOCUS ON RECRUITMENT Recruiting has become an essential mission as police departments, sheriff’s offices and state agencies appeal for potential candidates through virtually every conceivable venue, from billboards to social media. Recruiting teams from larger departments dispatch representatives across the country for weeks at a time to look for job candidates. St. Louis police Chief John Hayden said his department was about 140 officers short, and the department has expanded its recruiting efforts by advertising on radio as well as increasing the number of job fairs it attends through donations from the St. Louis Police Foundation. So far, the department’s rejuvenated cadet program has produced 46 cadets, about four or five of whom are expected to join the police academy soon, Hayden said. At St. Louis County police headquarters in Clayton, the recruitment office was moved to a more prominent and visible location on the main floor. “We wanted there to be a good image of it in the main hallway, not tucked into the personnel division,” Chief Jon Belmar said. The county, with help from an anonymous benefactor, also is using a cadet program. Belmar said he heard from chiefs across the country who were also struggling with recruiting. “Everybody is having to work harder than we used to, and there’s a smaller group to

choose from,” he said. He said his department was doing less traditional advertising such as billboards and buses, instead turning to social media platforms to plug its perks such as a starting salary of $52,800. Many police recruiters are focusing on minorities, to more closely match the racial demographics of their areas. They are offering financial incentives to applicants who speak Spanish and recruiting on the campuses of predominantly black and Hispanic universities. Many also are boosting salaries and benefits, offering signing bonuses, college tuition, take-home vehicles, health club memberships, and, in some cases, student loan forgiveness and child care assistance. Starting salaries can vary widely, from mid-$30,000s to more than $60,000. Salaries for veteran officers can often exceed $100,000. The number of racial and ethnic minorities in U.S. police departments nearly doubled over a 26-year period, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, reaching 27 percent of all staff in 2013, up from 15 percent in 1987. Some police recruiters also are relaxing rules on past drug use, according to a Police Executive Research Forum survey. Tattoos are no longer forbidden at many police departments. One reliable target for potential recruits is the military, as evidenced by the 20 law enforcement agencies at a January jobs fair at Fort Hood, a large military installation in Central Texas. Most recruiters were from Texas, but the fair also drew state police agencies from Missouri and Louisiana and a small-town police department from eastern New Mexico. Hundreds of potential job-seekers, many in military uniform, milled among tables staffed by recruiters and stacked with brochures. Missouri State Trooper Tony Sandoval sat at a table at the fair. He said that when he confronted uncertainty at recruiting events such as this one, he advised potential candidates that they had an opportunity to change the perception of law enforcement from the inside. “For some, it becomes a difficult decision whether to get into law enforcement or not,” Sandoval said. “I tell them, ‘If you want to serve your community, you want to try to make a difference, this is the job for you.’ ” Christine Byers of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this article. Stateline is an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts

Williams and Jamilah Nasheed — appear. Nasheed’s campaign responded Wednesday by providing a copy of a court order from May 6, 2005, showing that a judge approved the name change of Jenice Williams to Jamilah Nasheed. Williams was her birth name. The campaign also pointed out that property records for Nasheed’s residence in the Central West End list “Jenice Ann Williams aka Jamilah Nasheed” as the owner and that taxes have been paid. When a reporter mentioned the name change and the other property listing, Shepard pushed back: “If she legally changed her name, why is property under Jenice?” Shepard said. “Does she have a double identity?” If her name is legally Nasheed, Shepard said, then property records should reflect that. “I don’t know what weight an ‘aka’ has,” he said. (“Aka” is an abbreviation for “also known as.”) Nasheed’s camp decided to not only clarify Nasheed’s legal name, but to question Reed’s. They provided a reporter a photo of a yearbook page from Reed’s high school in Joliet, Ill. Next to Reed’s photo: “Louis Reed.” So did Reed change his first name from Louis to Lewis? Shepard said it was probably a misspelling. “I can’t say 100 percent sure” that Reed’s first name is not Louis.“I just know that’s not true.What would be the point?” Anyway, “Lewis — L-E-W-I-S — is an assessed taxpayer of the city,” he said, the requirement pointed out in city charter. That, Shepard said, is what matters. Lindsay Pattan, campaign manager for Nasheed, brushed aside the complaint by Reed’s camp. “St. Louisans have chosen Jamilah Nasheed year after year — they know exactly who she is,” Pattan said. “Yet another frivolous attack from Lewis Reed is showing who he is — careless with the truth and desperate to hold on to the status quo.” Nasheed was elected as a state representative in 2005 and has served since 2012 as a state senator. As for city election officials, it’s not an issue they have the authority to wade into, said Gary Stoff, Republican director for the Election Board. “If a candidate is questioning the qualifications of another candidate, it is up to the one questioning to bring it to court,” Stoff said. In other words, a lawsuit must be filed. The complaint by Shepard comes a week after Nasheed’s campaign filed a complaint with the Election Board, arguing that Reed was ineligible to run because of a delinquent property tax bill. After a board official contacted Reed, he paid the taxes, allowing him to remain a candidate for the Democratic primary on March 5. In addition to Reed and Nasheed, alderman Megan Ellyia Green and former alderman Jimmie Matthews are in the race. Shepard’s complaint refers to the two-family home Nasheed owns in the Penrose neighborhood. Relatives live in one side. She rents out the other to a tenant. Last week, the Post-Dispatch reported that the tenant, Calvin Kennedy, was working for Green, paid $300 to help pass out campaign material door-to-door. Kennedy no longer works for Green. The accusations by Reed and Nasheed against one another come after the two clashed in a debate last month. Reed called Nasheed a “double agent,” and Nasheed called Reed “Lying Lewis” based on an account by the St. Louis American. The board president is elected citywide to oversee aldermanic meetings. The president appoints aldermen to committees and serves as one of three members on the city’s chief fiscal body, the Board of Estimate and Apportionment. It’s a position that Francis Slay held before being elected mayor and serving four terms. Reed has twice run unsuccessfully for mayor. He ran in 2013 against Slay; in 2017, he lost to Lyda Krewson. Doug Moore • 314-340-8125 @dougwmoore on Twitter dmoore@post-dispatch.com

LAW & ORDER ST. LOUIS > City police officer faces federal charge • Federal prosecutors charged a St. Louis police officer on Wednesday with a misdemeanor civil rights violation. The charges say only that on May 5, Officer Kenneth A. Grooms II “while acting under color of law, willfully deprived ‘John Doe’ of the right, protected and secured by the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution and laws of the United States, to be free from unreasonable seizure.” There is no other information in charging documents, and no attorney is listed for Grooms. A police spokeswoman said that Grooms was “currently employed pending the investigation,” and referred other questions to the FBI. A person with knowledge of the investigation said that Grooms’ girlfriend got into a dispute with Doe at a restaurant, and called Grooms. He is accused of showing up and identifying himself as a police officer, handcuffing Doe and driving him around in his car while berating him over the dispute. Grooms then released Doe, the person with knowledge of the investigation said.


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Appeals court tosses out police union bid to block release of ‘exclusion list’ BY ROBERT PATRICK st. Louis Post-dispatch

ST. LOUIS • A judge here tossed out on Wednesday a temporary restraining order sought by St. Louis police union attorneys to block the release of a so-called “exclusion list” of officers banned from bringing in cases for prosecution and blocked a union attempt to question an official in Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner’s office about the creation of the list. But union lawyers said the court action would have little effect on an underlying lawsuit. Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer’s actions followed a Missouri appeals court opinion earlier in the day that said the union’s bid for a temporary restraining order was “patently insufficient.” That request, filed on behalf of an unidentified “John Doe” police officer, said that the officer’s inclusion on the list potentially harmed his character, violated his due process rights to challenge that inclusion, could affect promotions and “impedes the ability to perform current employment duties.” The three-judge panel wrote, “These assertions are ‘broad, conclusory statements of fact and legal conclusions,’ and John Doe failed to identify how these facts state a claim,” quoting in part another court opinion. “Moreover, they fail to invoke ‘substantive principles of law entitling (John Doe) to relief,’ and do not ‘meet the elements of a recognized cause of action,’” the opinion said. The opinion ordered Stelzer to dismiss the temporary restraining order sought by the officer, as well as quash the subpoena for Chris Hinckley, Gardner’s chief warrant officer, whom lawyers wanted to

LAW & ORDER MOSCOW MILLS > Man dies in fire • A man died in a mobile home fire here Tuesday night. The Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the fire, about 11 p.m. in the 200 block of East Fourth Street. Police officers were the first to arrive at the fire and attempted to rescue the trapped occupant but were unsuccessful due to heavy smoke, officials said. By the time Lincoln County Fire Protection District firefighters arrived, they found heavy fire coming from the home. Firefighters entered through a bedroom window in an attempt to rescue the trapped man but were forced back by fire. Once firefighters extinguished the fire, they found a man dead inside the home. His name had not been released. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene. Crews from the Lincoln County Ambulance District, Wentzville Fire Protection District, Winfield-Foley Fire Protection District and Old Monroe Fire Protection District assisted during the fire. ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Student arrested after loaded gun found at school • A sophomore who brought a loaded handgun to McCluer High School after threatening another student was arrested at the school Tuesday, Florissant police said. Another sophomore, who allegedly hid the gun in a backpack, was also arrested. The gun was discovered by a school resource officer about noon after school administrators learned that a student had brought a handgun to campus, authorities said. The case against the 17-year-old student who brought the gun will be given to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for potential charges. Kevin Hampton, director of communications for the Ferguson-Florissant School District, said the student had threatened another teen. The student who allegedly hid the gun, at 16 a juvenile, was referred to St. Louis County Family Court. A letter was sent home to parents on Tuesday about the incident. Hampton said the incident could lead to expulsion. He declined to say how administrators had learned about the gun, but the district told students and parents they could report anything to a trusted adult or through an online tool, www.psstworld.com. ST. LOUIS > Police identify two found dead • Authorities have released the names of a man and woman found dead Monday night in St. Louis. Anthony Ingram, 24, and Deja Anderson, 22, were found shot to death inside a vehicle after someone reported a suspicious car in the 4600 block of North Market Street about 9 p.m. Ingram lived in the 4900 block of Mardel Avenue in St. Louis, according to police. Anderson was from Independence, Mo., a Kansas City suburb. St. Louis police say they have no suspects. Homicide detectives were investigating. Authorities asked anyone with information to contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward. ST. LOUIS > Carjacker gets 11 years • A man from University City who admitted carjacking a woman in 2017 and using that car to rob a 7-Eleven store was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years in prison. Javantae Phillips, now 22, and another man used a firearm to steal a 2002 Pontiac Aztek on Oct. 17, 2017, in the 3800 block of Meramec Street in St. Louis’ Dutchtown neighborhood, their plea agreements say. The woman had stopped there to use her

question about the list’s creation. A Gardner spokeswoman did not immediately return messages seeking comment Wednesday afternoon. Doe attorney Nikki Moody said the underlying lawsuit had not been dismissed and would continue. She also said that an amended suit would be filed, and that a consent order entered into by Gardner and others still bars release of the list. St. Louis Police Officers Association business manager Jeff Roorda said the same. ‘We’re going to refile it and we have no reason to believe we won’t be able to pursue it as we have,” he said. The existence of the list became public in August, prompting howls from the union and the request for a temporary restraining order blocking release of the list to the public. Stelzer granted the request in September. Prosecutors said St. Louis police Maj. Michael Sack asked them to create the list, but police Chief John Hayden denied his department had a role. Roorda, who has the list, has said some officers were on it because they were involved in police shooting cases, and had asserted their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination while Gardner’s office was reviewing the legality of the officer’s conduct. He declined to explain why others had made the list. A copy of the list that circulated among lawyers included the names of officers who had pending criminal charges or had been charged since the existence of the list became public in August. Robert Patrick • 314-621-5154 @rxpatrick on Twitter RPatrick@post-dispatch.com

phone. Also stolen was her Go-Go Sport mobility scooter that was in the car. The next day, Phillips and the other carjacker, Ahmaad Ali drove in the Aztek to a 7-Eleven at 4948 Christy Avenue in the Bevo Mill neighborhood with a third man, Travion Lindsey. The three, who were armed and wearing masks, stole lottery tickets, cash, liquor, cigarettes and candy, court documents say. University City police found the Aztek on Oct. 19. Investigators traced a stolen cellphone and matched photos and videos the men posted to Facebook of themselves wearing masks and carrying firearms that matched video from the 7-Eleven robbery, court documents say. One video shows Ali flashing cash and another shows the stolen scooter. Phillips pleaded guilty in September to carjacking and two other crimes. His attorney, Justin Gelfand, said, “Under the circumstances, we were very pleased with the results and he looks forward to putting this behind him and moving on.” Ali, now 24, and Lindsey, 20, have also pleaded guilty and await sentencing later this year. JEFFERSON COUNTY > Ex-alderman sentenced for theft • A former alderman of the small Jefferson County community of Olympian Village was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison Wednesday and ordered to repay $187,000 of public money that he embezzled. Gary Keith Atchley, 54, pleaded guilty to wire fraud in U.S. District Court in St. Louis in September, admitting that he had written city checks to “cash” and to himself. Atchley was an alderman from 2008 to 2016. In court Wednesday, defense attorney Talmage Newton IV said Atchley had “deep remorse and regret” for his crimes, and for betraying members of the community “in the most profound way.” Newton asked for 18 months of house arrest so Atchley could repay the money sooner, as well as community service. Olympian Village City Attorney Edward Sluys read a letter from the village mayor and council that asked for restitution and an appropriately “severe sanction” to help deter others from engaging in the same behavior. Sluys said officials found hundreds of unopened letters, including some from the IRS and the Missouri Division of Employment Security. Atchley’s actions caused the wastewater facilities to fall into a dangerous state of disrepair, he said, and triggered judgments against the city. The community of about 700 people is 40 miles south of St. Louis, on Highway 67 east of De Soto. ST. LOUIS > No one hurt in exchange of gunfire involving officer • An officer shot at a gunman who opened fire near police in St. Louis Tuesday night, but no one was hit in the exchange of gunshots, police said. Officers were called to a reported “disturbance” in the 4200 block of Ellenwood Avenue, near Morganford Road in the Bevo Mill neighborhood, about 7:30 p.m., police said. The officers were talking to the caller in front of a home there when they heard a gunshot and took cover, police said Wednesday. They heard a second shot and saw the gunfire was coming from a vehicle parked across the street. One officer fired at the vehicle, but no one was hit. The driver tried to speed off but stopped nearby, police said. Two people in the vehicle were detained, police said. Officers found a gun and arrested the driver, a 37-year-old man. Police said he had fired the shots. Authorities did not say whether the shots fired by the gunman were aimed at officers, the original 911 caller or elsewhere.

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Few MU students expelled for sexual or racial bias violations BY LEXI CHURCHILL St. Louis Post-Dispatch

COLUMBIA, MO. • The University of Missouri’s Title IX department expelled fewer than 10 students who were found to have violated a university discrimination or misconduct policy throughout the office’s first four years. Newly released reports from the Office for Civil Rights and Title IX list more than 3,000 allegations of misconduct, ranging from rape and sexual harassment to racial discrimination, over four academic years ending in 2017-2018. The accusations include allegations involving students, staffers, educators and people not connected with the university. But in the majority of those cases, an investigation wasn’t completed, for a variety of reasons. In some cases, victims decided against it. In others, disputes were resolved and investigations were avoided. When serious allegations are involved, “We may have to do the full investigation and of that, not everyone who goes through the process is found responsible,” Assistant Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights

& Title IX Andy Hayes said during a news conference Wednesday. Last academic year, 46 cases were investigated out of 750 reports. Thirty-one of those cases did not advance after Title IX officials determined there was not sufficient evidence to go forward. The other 15 cases were evaluated by either a hearing panel or an administrator; 11 people were found responsible for violating university policy. Eight received a suspension from MU or the campus, two were kicked out of their residence halls and two were put on disciplinary probation. But no one was permanently expelled last year, according to the report. In 2016-17, four students were expelled out of 23 people found guilty. In the school year before that, five students were expelled. Hayes said sentencing guidelines did not specifically dictate punishments for particular kinds of violations. “It’s not cookie cutter,” Hayes said. “It would depend on the various facts and circumstances of that particular case, the severity of the policy violation and has this person had previous violations, not only

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DIGEST ST. LOUIS > Event brings in record amount for BackStoppers • Organizers of the annual charity boxing event Guns ’N Hoses donated a record-breaking check for $800,000 to The BackStoppers Inc. on Wednesday. The BackStoppers financially supports the families of first responders who have died in the line of duty. This year’s donation brings the total amount the event has raised to about $7.6 million, according to organizers. This is the third consecutive year that the event, a Thanksgiving eve tradition in St. Louis, has had a record donation. The November 2018 event raised about $700,000. A donation of $125,000 from McBride & Son Homes in memory of Richard McBride helped push this year’s total to the record. Organizers estimated that about 18,400 people — also a record — attended this year’s event, which pits firefighters against police officers in the boxing ring. SUNSET HILLS > City might set up rental property registry • Officials here are considering requiring registration of rental properties. The measure under review would set up an inspection program to pinpoint substandard or deteriorating rental housing. Beginning April 1, annual registration of rental dwellings would be required. All registrations issued would expire on Dec. 31 of each year and must be renewed annually. In other business, the parks department plans to apply for a grant to restore and improve the current trail system throughout Bander Park. The city recently acquired more than 100 acres of the parkland of the former Sunset Lakes Golf Course. The federal grant, through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, would provide up to 80 percent of the total cost of the project. The goal is to turn three miles of old golf cart paths into walking trails and then connect the new parcel to the current trail systems, said Gerald Brown, parks director. In addition, the city will restore electrical service to operate the driving range. The proposed business plan shows the city would nearly break even after the first year and could then be profitable. OLIVETTE > Development ideas sought for school site • The Olivette City Council approved on Tuesday night requesting proposals to redevelop the H. F. Epstein Hebrew Academy, which is planning a move to a new location, The academy is on 8.1 acres at 1138 North Warson Road and was established in 1943 as the first Jewish day school in St. Louis. City Manager Barbara Sondag said that the property was for sale and that the proposals, which are due on March 14, “will let developers know that a nice-sized parcel is for sale.” The project area is in a designated opportunity zone, so investment in the area may qualify for federal tax benefits, she said. And the city anticipates that, due to certain physical conditions of the property, a developer may request other incentives, Sondag said.

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Missouri’s high court tosses Satanist’s abortion suit Constitutional violation not alleged by suit, court rules BY JACK SUNTRUP st. Louis Post-dispatch

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souri Supreme Court dismissed on Wednesday a case brought by a woman who said the state’s abortion restrictions violated her religious beliefs. The woman, identified as Mary Doe in court documents, is a member of the Satanic Temple, which describes itself as “an association of politically aware Satanists, secularists, and advocates

for individual liberty.” Doe does not believe having an abortion terminates a separate, living human being, according to court documents. She said her rights were violated when she was required to wait 72 hours before undergoing an abortion, was given a booklet by Planned Parenthood and underwent a pre-abortion ultrasound. In an opinion written by Judge Laura Denvir Stith, and agreed to by four other judges, the court ruled that Doe failed to allege a constitutional violation. The court also said that while Doe alleged “requirements” under Missouri law violated her rights, the court said there are no such requirements. The court said she

was free to turn down the “offer” of an ultrasound and a booklet. (While state law does not require an ultrasound, Planned Parenthood conducts ultrasounds prior to abortions to determine the gestational age of a fetus.) “(T)he informed consent law neither requires a pregnant woman to read the booklet in question nor requires her to have or pay for an ultrasound,” the court ruled. “And, while Ms. Doe mentions the 72-hour waiting period, she does not allege how that waiting period conflicts with her religion nor that it was an undue burden, nor did she seek to enjoin its enforcement prior to the expiration of that waiting period.” Chief Justice Zel Fischer and

Judge W. Brett Powell wrote a separate opinion that concurred with the five other justices. The case dates to 2015, when Doe’s attorneys argued her case in front of the Cole County Circuit Court. Circuit Judge Jon Beetem dismissed the case. The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District referred the case to the Supreme Court in 2017. Former Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican, used the case as political fodder as he was resisting calls to resign last year. In a radio ad in defense of Greitens, a narrator stated that “even Satan’s own lawyers from the Satanic Temple are suing Greitens.”

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PARKLAND, FLA. • The communities and families terrorized by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre will spend Thursday’s anniversary visiting graves, packing meals for the needy and contributing to other service projects as they quietly remember the 14 students and three staff members who lost their lives. Victims’ families say they will mourn out of the public eye. The Parkland school will be on a half-day schedule: Stoneman Douglas students will serve breakfast to first responders and will be dismissed nearly three hours before the time the shooting began, about 1:20 p.m. St. Louis time. Many say they will avoid school altogether. Students at other Broward County schools will also work on service projects and observe a moment of silence. A ceremony honoring the victims will be held in a park near the school where students also will prepare meals for disadvantaged children. A nondenominational, temporary temple will open in neighboring Coral Springs, where half the school’s students live. Visitors will be allowed to mourn, contemplate, leave mementos and write message on its walls. The temple will remain open until May, when it will be burned in a purification ceremony.

THE FAMILIES For the victims’ families, there is no day without pain, so while Thursday may cut a bit deeper, in some ways it won’t be any different than the previous 364 days. The families remain outspoken in their demand that school Superintendent Robert Runcie be fired and against the reinstatement of suspended Sheriff Scott Israel, saying their inaction and mistakes allowed the shooting to happen. Still, most who have spoken publicly say they plan to spend Thursday quietly. Jaime Guttenberg’s family, for example, will visit her grave, while Nick Dworet’s will go to the beach where his ashes were scattered in the ocean. Athletic Director Chris Hixon’s family is preparing for a race in his honor on Saturday. “We are going to simply reflect and remember,” said Tony Montalto, president of the victims’ families’ organization, Stand With Parkland. Montalto’s 14-year-old daughter, Gina, died in the shooting. GUTTER

THE SCHOOL Stoneman Douglas students will mark the tragedy by working on service projects. They can also receive mental health counseling and visit therapy dogs. Volunteers will provide massages and manicures. Security will be heightened at Stoneman Douglas and throughout the district. Mickey Pope, the district’s chief of student-support services, said the staff worked with mental health counselors, community groups, the victims’ families and others for four months to devise a plan that they believe will honor those killed and allow students and staff to mourn. Many Stoneman Douglas students are skipping school Thursday. For some it’s too emotional; others don’t want to be in the spotlight. Jessie Frengut, a senior, said she and friends, including one wounded in the attack, were going to a farm to spend time with animals trained to comfort people with post-traumatic stress disorder. “It will just be better for us if we do something on our own,” she said. Alexis Grogan, a junior, said she’d spend the day picking up beach trash, dedicating her work to those who died. THE TEMPLE San Francisco-area artist David Best began building temples honoring the dead in 2000 at Nevada’s Burning Man festival after a protégé died in a motorcycle accident. He has since built them worldwide, including in Northern Ireland for those killed in political strife and in Nepal for the 2015 earthquake victims. Like those structures, the Stoneman Douglas temple will be burned. This creation, “The Temple of Time,” represents the indefinite period it will take to come to grips with the slayings. Best rejected naming it “The Temple of Healing” because he said that was impossible for victims and their families. It’s an Asian design with a spire roof that has intricate designs cut into it. Best’s 26 volunteers from around the country scrambled last week to finish the 1,600-square-foot temple. Area residents also donated their time. “The initial reaction (people have) is, ‘This is really crazy, why are you burning this? It is really beautiful.’ But at the end of the period it usually makes sense to everyone,” said volunteer Paul Walker, an English artist who lives in San Francisco. “The fire is very therapeutic.” ®

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More than 1,100 minors have fallen to gun violence in past year PARKLAND • FROM A1

shooting, which is Thursday. The project spans the U.S.; some states have had just a few gun-related deaths of minors, while others have had dozens. In Missouri, more than 50 such deaths are noted, including many in and around St. Louis. In Illinois the number jumps to more than 70, many in the violenceriddled Chicago area. Jimmy Rodgers, 15, of Chicago, has written nine obituaries. The victims vary in ages, and all lived out of state, he said. Some were teens like him; some died much younger. Jimmy, a high school sophomore, said that having lived in Chicago his whole life, he already knew the impact of guns. He said he hoped this project spread that awareness around. “No matter what block … there’s always been something,” said Jimmy, who described running from gunshots as a child. “I just think it’s important, letting a lot of people know guns aren’t good at all.” For a group of students in Elmhurst, Ill., working on the project was eye-opening. The teens said that although they were aware of the severity of gun violence, especially its prevalence in some Chicago neighborhoods, writing obituaries for children who died across the country underscored that gun violence can happen anywhere. “Seeing those names on a spreadsheet hit home. If it happened to me, would someone write an article about it?” said Ava Uditsky, a 16-year-old sophomore. “Gun violence is an everyday problem, and it happens everywhere. Nobody is safe.” The project, started by nonprofit news organization The Trace, aims to compile obituaries for every person 18 and younger murdered or accidentally killed by a gun in the year since the date of the Parkland shooting. The news organization, which devotes its coverage to gun violence, partnered with the Miami Herald to compile the list of victims, using local police reports and the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit that tracks shootings. The teen writers, many of whom learned about the project at school, chose to participate and randomly selected names from the more than 1,100 victims to memorialize. They were paid $25 per obituary. Their work appears on the website sincepark-

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Students gather on Feb. 15, 2018, for a vigil at a park the day after the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

land.com. “The goal is to really show people the full scope of gun violence in America,” said Akoto Ofori-Atta, The Trace managing editor. The project employed teen writers instead of professional journalists, she said, because “we thought it was their story to tell.” In many cases, teens know more about the pervasive problem of gun violence than adults do, she said, whether it’s because they see it firsthand or they prepare for the possibility of it, however remote, in school lockdown drills. And while the Parkland school shooting mobilized teen activists to take a stand on gun control and inspired legislation, OforiAtta said it was also important to highlight all circumstances of gun deaths, because most don’t happen in school mass shootings. Most happen on the streets or in homes, she said. The March for Our Lives movement that arose from the Parkland tragedy inspired young people across the country to participate in rallies and school walkouts in the months after the shooting, calling for stricter gun control. The group also focuses on lobbying Congress and local governments, and holds youth

voter drives. The teen writers for The Trace project believe putting names and faces to gun statistics also can inspire change. The teens scoured news reports, obituaries and social media accounts to learn about victims, including their interests and whom they left behind. Some student writers also contacted victims’ family members for tough conversations. Grace Moriarty, 17, a junior from Elmhurst, Ill., said she had spoken with the grandmother of a woman who was killed, along with her son, by the boy’s father. The grandmother told her, “Thank you so much for what you’re doing,’” said Grace, who realized, through the project, that many people are killed by someone they know. Journalism teacher K im Lampa, who worked with several of her students at York Community High School in Elmhurst on the project, said it helped to educate the teens on gun violence and gave them a valuable reporting experience. “The project required these teen journalists to really see the individual lives behind the deaths,” Lampa said. “The victims were young people just like them.”

York junior J.J. Hennessy, 16, said he learned not only how victims died, but also their hobbies, their nicknames, and other details family and friends would note in obituaries and on social media. While scrolling through the Facebook page of a teen killed in a drive-by shooting in Georgia, J.J. noticed when posts turned from silly messages from friends to painful posts about missing him. “When you’re writing about this, you know this person is no longer living,” he said. “That’s a really powerful message to have in the back of your head.” As J.J. researched a toddler who died in an accidental shooting after finding a gun in her home in Ohio, he learned that she loved Minnie Mouse and cheese puffs, so he included those in the obituary he wrote. The details were important to tell the story, J.J. said. “These parts of obituaries, everyone can relate to,” said Jimmy, one of the Chicago teens who worked on the project. “Gun violence, it doesn’t just stop at a certain group. Everyone will be able to identify with these children.”

Man abducts, shoots ex-girlfriend; girl, 10, unhurt CHASE • FROM A1

It all began about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Jefferson City, when police were called about a shooting on a parking lot at an apartment complex in the 500 block of East Elm Street. Witnesses saw a blue SUV speed away. Police say Austin had kidnapped his ex-girlfriend and their child. The woman was shot during the abduction. Jefferson City Police Lt. Dave Williams said the woman had a restraining order against Austin. According to court Austin records, a judge in Cole County Circuit Court last Thursday ordered Austin to stay at least 100 feet from the woman. The path of the pursuit included Highway 50 in Missouri and interstates 44 and 55 into Illinois. The woman and child somehow managed to escape the fleeing SUV once the pursuit entered Bond County, about 50 miles east of St. Louis and 170 miles by road from Jefferson City. Tyler said the woman, 33, was in surgery Wednesday morning. A Bond County official identified the child as a 10-year-old girl. After the kidnapping and shooting in Jefferson City, police checked with hospitals there but didn’t find any victims; so they put out an alert to other Missouri agencies to watch for the blue SUV. Franklin County deputies spotted the SUV before 9 p.m. on Highway 50 near Highway 47 in Union and tried to stop it. The vehicle, a 2017 Mitsubishi, sped away. Police in Franklin County were joined by troopers with the Missouri Highway Patrol in a chase. During the chase, multiple shots were fired from the suspect’s vehicle, Williams said. The chase continued on I-44 east into St. Louis County and St. Louis before crossing into Illinois. The SUV crossed the Poplar Street Bridge into Illinois at 9:34 p.m. Tuesday, Trooper Josh Korando of the Illinois State Police said. Police from several ju-

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risdictions were in pursuit. Once in Illinois, Bond County deputies threw down “stop sticks” to deflate the tires of the fleeing SUV on Route 140 near the Bond and Madison county line, said Chief Deputy Josh Hill of the Bond County Sheriff’s Department. The tactic worked, and the fleeing SUV was slowed near Mettler Road. However, the pursuit continued — at low speeds. The disabled vehicle was moving slowly enough that the woman and girl were able to get out along Illinois Route 140, police say. Authorities continued following Austin but weren’t sure if he had any other people in the vehicle, police said. At some point along Route 140, Austin tried to carjack another vehicle, and he fatally shot Price. Korando said Price had been driving a pickup on Route 140 when he apparently pulled to the shoulder because he saw the police lights from the pursuit coming toward him. “He was doing the right thing,” Korando said of Price, for pulling over. “It’s terrible.”

Austin didn’t take Price’s vehicle but instead kept his own and continued to flee police in Bond County. He tried to carjack another vehicle but couldn’t. Police didn’t elaborate. Austin got out of his SUV at a dead end of Old Nebo Avenue near Terrapin Ridge Road and fired several rounds of gunfire at pursuing officers, Korando said. An officer with the Illinois State Police returned fire. Police soon found Austin dead. “At this time, we don’t know if the officers shot him or it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” Korando said. Autopsies were being performed Wednesday on Price and Austin, according to Bond County coroner Tony Brooks. Illinois State Police troopers and officers from several jurisdictions were involved in the pursuit, but none was hurt, Korando said. Court records show that Austin served prison time after pleading guilty of resisting arrest and assaulting a law enforcement officer in Holts Summit, Mo., in

5 Ki Kidnapper tries to carjack man, killing the other driver, on Route 140 at Ro bridge over Shoal Creek. Exact time unavailable.

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2008. In 2014, Austin pleaded guilty of endangering the welfare of a child and domestic assault in Jefferson City. He was sentenced to seven years in prison, but a judge suspended the sentence and put him on probation instead, ordering that he have no contact with the victim and not drink alcohol or use drugs. Two years later, he was sentenced to four months in jail for domestic assault, a misdemeanor, in Jefferson City. A Missouri Department of Corrections spokeswoman did not return a message seeking comment about Austin’s length of time served behind bars. Price, the carjacking victim, lived on a street near Highway 367 in north St. Louis County. A man who answered the door at Price’s home Wednesday said the family wasn’t ready to talk. Denise Hollinshed of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report. Kim Bell • 314-340-8115 @kbellpd on Twitter kbell@post-dispatch.com

public filings in Manafort’s case. Manafort’s actions mean Mueller’s office “is no longer bound” by the plea agreement including prosecutors’ promise to support a potential sentencing reduction for Manafort’s accepting responsibility for his crimes. Jackson said she would factor in his deception at sentencing March 13 and will make public her reasoning about her findings as early as Friday in another filing. Manafort had denied intentionally lying after his plea deal and through his attorneys attributed any conflicting statements to confusion or faulty recollection. Manafort pleaded guilty Sept. 14, on the eve of jury selection for his trial in Washington, to conspiring to defraud the United States, violate lobbying laws and obstruct justice — by witness tampering — in connection with years of undisclosed work in Ukraine for a pro-Russian political party and Ukrainian politician, Viktor Yanukovych. He also was convicted by a jury in August for bank- and tax-fraud crimes in a separate federal case in Virginia. Jackson has said previously that she would consider whether to order Manafort to serve penalties in the two cases consecutively. Legal experts say Manafort faces a potential seven-to-10-year sentence in his related Virginia federal case, which U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III postponed this month to await Jackson’s ruling. Manafort faces up to 10 years in his District case. Mueller prosecutors have said Manafort’s lies about the frequency and substance of his contacts with Kilimnik go “very much to the heart of what the special counsel’s office is investigating.” They highlighted Manafort’s shifting account of an August 2016 meeting in New York City with Kilimnik — a longtime aide who also has been indicted in the Mueller investigation — in which the pair discussed a peace plan for Ukraine while Manafort served as Trump’s campaign chairman. A resolution of hostilities in Ukraine that would lead to the lifting of sanctions against Russia is a top Kremlin foreign policy goal. Mueller’s office also claims Manafort “intentionally provided false information” in debriefing sessions on several topics, including the extent and substance of his interactions with Kilimnik. The pair met in December 2016, in January 2017 when Kilimnik was in Washington and again in February 2017, and as recently as the winter of 2018, according to previously released documents. Prosecutors also said that Manafort passed polling data related to the presidential campaign to Kilimnik during the campaign and that the two worked on a poll in Ukraine in 2018. Jackson issued her order after a hearing Wednesday that was held under seal to permit both sides to discuss matters under investigation and people who are not charged. But the judge agreed with Manafort’s defense and said the government had failed to show he lied when he denied having ongoing contact with Trump administration officials since January 2017 and failed to show he lied about Kilimnik’s role in the obstruction of justice conspiracy over witness tampering in which Kilimnik was accused and Manafort pleaded guilty. In the deal with prosecutors, Manafort agreed to cooperate “fully and truthfully” with the government, seemingly giving investigators access to a witness who was at key events relevant to the Russia investigation — a Trump Tower meeting attended by a Russian lawyer, the Republican National Convention and other behindthe-scenes discussions in the spring and summer of 2016. Instead, the deal collapsed, with prosecutors withdrawing any offer of a recommendation for leniency and accusing Manafort in late November of lying repeatedly to them.


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House votes to halt U.S. support in Yemen BY LISA MASCARO Associated Press

WASHINGTON • Asserting congressio-

nal authority over war-making powers, the House passed a resolution Wednesday that would force the administration to withdraw U.S. troops from involvement in Yemen, in a rebuke of President Donald Trump’s alliance with the Saudi-led coalition behind the military intervention. Lawmakers in both parties are increasingly uneasy over the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and skeptical of the U.S. partnership with that coalition, especially in light of Saudi Arabia’s role in the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the royal family. Passage would mark the first time Congress has relied on the decades-old War Powers Resolution to halt military intervention. It also would set up a potential

confrontation with the White House, which has threatened a veto. The House voted 248-177 to approve the measure, sending it to the Senate, where a similar resolution passed last year. “We have helped create, and worsen, the world’s largest humanitarian crisis,” said Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., during the debate. “Our involvement in this war, quite frankly, is shameful.” The chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee, Rep. Eliot Engel, DN.Y., said the vote represented “Congress reclaiming its role in foreign policy.” Senate approval would set up a showdown with the administration — a veto would be Trump’s first — over the president’s shifting approach on foreign policy. Lawmakers are quick to point out that Trump wants to withdraw troops from the wars in Syria and Afghanistan as part of his “America First” approach, but he has

shown less interest in limiting the U.S. role in Yemen. The White House says the House resolution is “flawed” because U.S. troops are not directly involved in military action in Yemen, where the coalition is fighting the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in a conflict largely seen as a proxy war involving the Mideast’s dominant regional players. Since 2015, the administration says, the U.S. has provided support to the coalition, including intelligence and, until recently, aerial refueling, but it has not had forces involved in “hostilities.” Congress has not invoked the War Power Resolution, which requires approval of military actions, since it was enacted in 1973. Lawmakers approved sweeping authorizations for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that some argue are being used too broadly for other military actions. In the House, 18 Republicans, including

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members of the GOP’s libertarian-leaning wing and Trump allies in the conservative Freedom Caucus, joined Democrats in passing the Yemen measure. Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., who drafted the legislation, said there was an emerging bipartisan alliance that was skeptical of military intervention without congressional oversight. The Senate version is from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and backed by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah. Before Wednesday’s vote, the House added a GOP amendment that would allow continued intelligence sharing, which drew fire from the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU warned it gives the president broad authority to provide the Saudis and others with U.S. intelligence information about Yemen, and the group said the package, overall, was now weaker than originally proposed.

DIGEST Kentucky students not at fault in confrontation, diocese says Investigators hired by a Kentucky diocese have found that Catholic school boys didn’t instigate a confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial that went viral on social media. Covington Bishop Roger Foys initially condemned the students’ behavior after a video showed a teenage boy face-to-face with a Native American man. Days later, Foys apologized for “making a statement prematurely.” The students were in Washington for an anti-abortion rally last month when they encountered a group of black street preachers who were shouting insults at them and a group of Native Americans. The bishop now says the students were in a situation that was “at once bizarre and even threatening.” Both the Native American man, Nathan Phillips, and the Covington student facing Phillips have said they were attempting to defuse the situation.

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Ex-intelligence specialist gave classified materials to Iran, prosecutors say BY ERIC TUCKER Associated Press

WASHINGTON • A former Air Force counterintelligence specialist who defected to Iran despite warnings from the FBI has been charged with revealing classified information to the Tehran government, including the code name and secret mission of a Pentagon program, prosecutors said Wednesday. The Justice Department also accused Monica Elfriede Witt, 39, of betraying former U.S. intelligence colleagues by feeding details about their personal and professional lives to Iran. Four hackers linked to the Iranian government, charged in the same indictment, used that information to target the intelligence workers online, prosecutors said. Witt had been on the FBI’s radar at least a year before she defected in 2013, after she attended an Iranian conference and appeared in anti-American videos. She was warned about her activities, but reassured agents that she would not provide sensitive information about her work if she returned to Iran. She was not arrested. “Once a holder of a top secret security clearance, Monica Witt actively sought opportunities to undermine the United States and support the government of Iran — a country which poses a serious

threat to our national security,” said FBI executive assistant director Jay Tabb, the bureau’s top national security official. Tabb said “she provided information that could cause serious damage to national security,” though he did not provide specifics. Witt remains at large in Iran, as do the four hackers, who prosecutors say were acting on behalf of the governmentlinked Iranian Revolutionary Guard. That group has been designated by the U.S. government as promoting terrorism. The hackers, using imposter Facebook personas, then targeted those same officials and were even able at one point to join a private Facebook group composed primarily of retired government workers, the indictment says. The hackers sent the targets messages and emails that purported to be legitimate but instead contained malicious software that, if opened, would have given them access to the officials’ computer and network. Witt, a native of Texas, served in the Air Force between 1997 and 2008, where she was trained in Farsi — the predominant language of Iran — and was deployed overseas on classified counterintelligence missions, including to the Middle East. She then found work as a Defense Department contractor. She defected to Iran in 2013 after being invited to two all-expense-paid conferences in the country that the Justice Department said promoted anti-Western propaganda and condemned American moral standards. She was a Defense Department contractor at the time.

The Treasury Department sanctioned on Wednesday the New Horizon Organization, which sponsored the conferences that Witt attended. American officials say the conferences, which promote Holocaust denial and conspiracy theories, serve as a platform for Iran to recruit and collect intelligence. Witt first traveled to a “Hollywoodism” conference in 2012, when she appeared in Iranian television videos in which she identified herself as a former U.S. service member. She was warned that May by FBI agents that she was a potential target for recruitment by Iranian intelligence. “She chose not to heed our warning that travel to Iran could potentially make her susceptible to recruitment,” Tabb said. “She continued to travel.” She attended the same conference the following year and was hired by an unnamed individual to assist in the filming of an anti-American propaganda commercial. Given free housing and computer equipment, she went to work for the Iranians, turning over information about a classified Defense Department program and assembling into “target packages” research she conducted into the family lives, locations and missions of former colleagues. Officials would not elaborate on why the indictment was brought six years after her detection, except to say that they had to move classified intelligence into an unclassified format to be used in a pending criminal proceeding.

Amid fallout over vehicle use, FEMA chief resigns WASHINGTON POST

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into a tenure marked by five major hurricanes, multiple lethal wildfires and a tense relationship with his boss, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William “Brock” Long resigned Wednesday “to go home to my family,” as he put it in an official statement released by the agency. Peter Gaynor, who has served as Long’s deputy, Long will assume acting administrator duties. “This is one of the toughest decisions I have ever had to make. Thank you for an incredible journey and for the support you have shown me,” Long wrote in a letter to FEMA staff. Long clashed with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in September, when Nielsen appeared intent on forcing Long out of his job in the middle of hurricane season. Just as Hurricane Florence began slamming into the Carolinas, the bitter feud intensified as an internal investigation became public, conducted

by the inspector general from Nielsen’s department who was looking into Long’s use of government vehicles to travel between Washington and his home in North Carolina. Long, who had many years of experience in emergency management, easily won Senate confirmation when nominated to the FEMA post two years ago. He was plunged into crisis almost immediately, when Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas and dropped multiple feet of rain, flooding Houston and killing dozens of people. That was followed quickly by hurricanes Irma and Maria and controversy over the administration’s response to the latter’s devastation in Puerto Rico, which led to a death toll of nearly 3,000. This past year saw two more epic hurricanes, Florence and Michael, and fatal wildfires in California. Meanwhile Long became entangled in the controversy over his use of government vehicles. Long’s improper use of government resources cost taxpayers $94,000 in staff salary, $55,000 in travel expenses and $2,000 in vehicle maintenance, the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general determined last year.

“It honestly has nothing to do with the travel issue. He’s been away from his family for a long time,” said Lizzie Litzow, the FEMA press secretary. FEMA officials have said that Long took corrective steps in recent months to resolve the travel issue, which stemmed from the long-standing practice of FEMA administrators’ traveling in vehicles equipped with emergency communications gear. The investigation last fall blindsided Long right at the moment he was coping with Hurricane Florence in his home state of North Carolina. Long told aides he was on the verge of quitting then, but stayed on the job to lead the emergency response. Leaving FEMA in the middle of the hurricane “would have been a bad time to leave,” the FEMA official said. “Now we’re in a lull disaster-wise.” The official said Long’s reputation remained strong among FEMA staffers, many of whom believe he was forced out by Nielsen’s office. “There’s no question they wanted him out,” the official said, “but whether he was forced out or decided to quit is difficult to pinpoint.”

Source of romaine E. coli outbreak remains a mystery • U.S. food regulators say they weren’t able to identify a contamination source for a food poisoning outbreak that prompted them to warn people to avoid romaine lettuce last fall. The Food and Drug Administration says it wasn’t able to determine how a water reservoir on a Santa Barbara County, Calif., farm became contaminated with E. coli. It also says the water reservoir doesn’t explain how lettuce from other farms may have been contaminated. The FDA says leafy greens’ short shelflife makes it difficult to investigate such outbreaks. Arizona prosecutor orders new look into alleged police brutality • A prosecutor who declined to charge police officers after they repeatedly shot a handcuffed man with a stun gun said Wednesday that more investigation was warranted. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery changed course hours after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said the original investigation had been “whitewashed” and should be reopened. Montgomery said he sent materials to the FBI in connection with the July 2017 encounter between Glendale police officers and Johnny Wheatcroft, who alleges in a lawsuit that an officer kicked him in the groin while another stunned him in the testicles. N.Y. robbery suspect had history of pranks • The robbery suspect targeted in a hail of police gunfire that killed a New York City detective Tuesday night has a long rap sheet and a history of bizarre pranks readymade for his social media pages. Christopher Ransom, 27, once faked his way into a police station and a judge’s chambers and has loaded up his Facebook and YouTube pages with videos of himself masquerading as a superhero. Detective Brian Simonsen died after being struck in the chest as he and six other officers fired at Ransom, who charged toward the entrance of a T-Mobile store in Queens while simulating pulling the trigger of his fake handgun, police said. Ransom was wounded and is hospitalized in stable condition. Admissions discrimination case against Harvard in judge’s hands • A federal judge will now decide whether Harvard University intentionally discriminates against AsianAmerican applicants, an allegation made in a 2014 lawsuit that was debated in a final round of arguments Wednesday. The case carries implications for other U.S. schools that consider race in admissions decisions as a way to bring a diverse mix of students to campus. The lawsuit argues that Harvard’s admissions office holds Asian-Americans to a higher standard and uses a subjective “personal rating” to limit their admission to the elite Ivy League school. Harvard says it uses race only as one of many admission factors. Prosecutors will hear allegation against Virginia official • An attorney for a woman who accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her in Boston nearly 15 years ago says the woman will discuss her allegations with law enforcement. Debra Katz, an attorney for Vanessa Tyson, said Wednesday that Tyson would meet with members of the Suffolk County district attorney’s office to detail her accusations against Fairfax. Fairfax has denied assaulting Tyson and described their encounter as consensual. A Fairfax spokeswoman said that he would cooperate fully with an investigation. From news services


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Trump still coy on deal — but expected to sign He is exploring ways to shift additional funds to build longer stretch of wall BY JILL COLVIN, ANDREW TAYLOR, ALAN FRAM AND CATHERINE LUCEY associated Press

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fore seeing a final deal or agreeing to seal it, President Donald Trump labored on Wednesday to frame the congressional agreement on border security as a political win, never mind that it contains only a fraction of the billions for a “great, powerful wall” that he’s been demanding for months. Trump is expected to grudgingly accept the agreement, which would avert another government shutdown and give him what Republicans have been describing as a “down payment” on his signature campaign pledge. He said Wednesday that he was still waiting on lawmakers to present him with final legislative language before making a decision. But he’s not waiting to declare victory, contending at the White House on Wednesday that a wall “is being built as we speak.” Indeed, work on a first barrier extension — 14 miles in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley — starts this month, approved by Congress about a year ago along with money to renovate and strengthen some existing fencing. But that’s a far cry from the vast wall that he promised during his campaign would “go up so fast your head will spin.” Sounding like he was again in campaign mode, he told a law enforcement group on Wednesday, “It’s going to be a great, powerful wall. ... The wall is very, very on its way.” Carried away by his own enthusiasm, perhaps, he added, “You are going to have to be in extremely good shape to get over this one. They would be able to climb Mount Everest a lot easier, I think.” White House officials cautioned that they had yet to see final legislative language, which bargainers all but completed late Wednesday. And Trump has a history of balking at deals after signaling he was on board. But barring any major changes or late additions, he was expected to acquiesce, according to White House officials and other Republicans close to the White House who spoke on condition of anonymity. Trump and his aides have also signaled that he is preparing to use execu-

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., joins supporters of President Donald Trump and family members of Americans killed by undocumented immigrants to support Trump’s border wall at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday.

tive action to try to secure additional money for the wall by tapping into current federal dollars without any congressional signoff so he can show supporters he’s continuing to fight. That could lead to resistance in Congress or federal court. But assuming there are no surprises in the final text, “I think he’s going to sign it,” conservative Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., a close ally of the president, said Wednesday. He warned, though, that “it would be political suicide” if Trump signed the deal and then failed to take action to secure additional funding for the wall using his executive powers. Swallowing the deal would mark a major concession by Trump, who has spent months insisting that the situation at the southern border represents a national security crisis that demands an impregnable wall. He also had insisted he would accept nothing less than $5.7 billion for the barrier — a demand that forced the 35day partial shutdown that left hundreds of thousands of federal workers without paychecks and Republicans taking the brunt of the blame. There is no appetite for a repeat. The tentative deal lawmakers reached this week would provide less than $1.4 billion for border barriers while keeping the government funded through the end of September. While some conservatives, Fox News commentator Sean Hannity among them, have balked at the deal, other allies of the president have urged him to sign it and move on. In private conversa-

Illinois’ minimum wage hike proposal set for House vote BY JOHN O’CONNOR associated Press

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Illinois House committee approved on Wednesday a measure that would boost the state’s minimum wage to $15 within six years, setting up the legislation for a floor vote and delivery to a receptive Gov. J.B. Pritzker by next week. The Labor and Commerce Committee voted 19-10 along party lines to advance the plan by Rep. Will Guzzardi, DChicago. It would bump the $8.25-an-hour rate to $9.25 on Jan. 1. After moving to $10 on July 1, 2020, it would increase $1 each Jan. 1 until 2025. “Anyone in this state who is working for that wage will tell you they’re not being compensated fairly,” Guzzardi testified. “They’re being kept in poverty by being paid a wage that is less than the value of the dignity of the work that they put in every day.” The Senate approved the legislation last week. Pritzker, a Democrat, made a $15 minimum wage a centerpiece of his successful campaign last fall. He has instructed Dem-

ocrats who control the General Assembly to send him a bill he can sign into law before his Feb. 20 address to announce his budget proposal. Major business interests oppose the pace of the phase-in. They have pushed a tiered approach with lower hourly rates in regions outside Chicago that have lower costs of living. The Illinois Retail Merchants Association has suggested phasing in a $15 base wage in Chicago, $13 in its suburbs and $11 in the rest of the state. “Small businesses across the state of Illinois are concerned that our local economies are being perceived as comparable to the bustling Chicago, Ill.,” said Karen Conn, whose family owns hospitality businesses in central Illinois. “I live here, work here, play here, every single day, and I’m here to tell you that Springfield is nowhere comparable.” Pritzker opposes regionalization. He said last week that it would be unfair for workers doing the same jobs in different cities to be be paid different wages. The bill is SB1.

tions since the deal was first announced, Trump has complained, calling the committee members poor negotiators, said a person familiar with the conversations who was not authorized to speak publicly. He has also expressed concern the plan is being framed in the media as a defeat for him.

There is also little doubt the deal will pass Congress, barring eleventhhour surprises, with “no” votes most likely coming from liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans. Democratic leaders are selling it as solid compromise that will keep the government open. At a Cabinet meet-

ing Tuesday, Trump said he wasn’t “thrilled” or happy with the deal, but made clear that, if he does sign the legislation, he is strongly considering supplementing it by moving money from what he described as less important areas of government. The White House has long been laying the

groundwork for Trump to use executive action to bypass Congress and divert money into wall construction. He could declare a national emergency or invoke other executive authority to tap funds including money set aside for military construction, disaster relief and counterdrug efforts. Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill all but completed finishing touches on the legislative text. Facing opposition from Trump, Democrats lost their bid to make sure employees of federal contractors receive back pay for wages lost during the last shutdown. Federal workers have been paid for they time they were furloughed or worked without pay. Also not making the bill was a simple extension of the Violence Against Women Act. Democrats say this will give them a chance later this year to rewrite the law by including protections for transgender people. Trump kept his cards close, telling reporters he would be taking “a very serious look” at the final text once the White House received it and watching for any “land mines.” Lawmakers need to pass some kind of funding bill by midnight Friday to avoid another shutdown.

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Sprint, T-Mobile executives grilled on merger House committee raises issues over $26.5 billion deal By MarCy GOrdON aNd TaLI arBEL Associated Press

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lawmakers challenged top executives of T-Mobile and Sprint on Wednesday over their pledge not to raise prices for wireless services or hurt competition if their $26.5 billion merger goes through. At a hearing by a House committee, the two executives defended the deal, which would combine the nation’s third- and fourth-largest wireless companies and create a behemoth about the size of industry giants Verizon and AT&T. Committee members from both parties fretted about the potential impact of a T-Mobile-Sprint merger on rural customers and carriers in rural areas that strike deals with major wireless companies. Many of the lawmakers on the Energy and Commerce subcommittee represent rural areas and small towns, and they voiced concern over jobs that could be lost in the merger in the companies’ call centers and other facilities. T-Mobile has committed to federal regulators, who must approve the deal, not to raise prices for three years following the merger. But Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., chairman of the full Energy and Commerce Committee, said he isn’t sure that regulators in the administration of President Donald Trump would be willing to hold T-Mobile to that promise. “How can we be sure that consumers who can least afford to pay more are not harmed by the merger?” Pallone asked. Congress doesn’t have authority to rule on the merger, but lawmakers can ask pointed questions and raise concerns to regulators who are reviewing it. Now that Democrats control the House of Representatives and the Energy and Commerce Committee, they have convened the panel’s first

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Sprint Corp. Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure (left) speaks with T-Mobile US CEO and President John Legere during the House Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday.

merger-review hearing in eight years. T-Mobile US CEO John Legere and Marcelo Claure, Sprint Corp.’s executive chairman, defended the merger and said American consumers would get more and pay less. Legere said T-Mobile’s analysis showed that consumers would save $7 billion to $13 billion a year by 2024. “We can take competition to new levels,” he testified. “We will offer a much faster, broader and deeper network, and new services at lower prices. This will force our rivals — AT&T, Verizon and the cable monopolies — to improve their services, increase their own capacity and lower prices even further.” “Rural America will disproportionately benefit,” Legere assured the lawmakers. Complicating the executives’ argument is the fact that urban consumers are paying 22 percent less for cellphone service after AT&T’s failed bid to acquire TMobile in 2011, a combination rejected by federal regulators as anticompetitive. That figure comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics price index for wireless telephone service. T- M o b i l e s u b s e q u e n t l y

launched aggressive promotions and made consumer-friendly changes such as ditching twoyear contracts and bringing back unlimited data plans, moves that its rivals soon copied. Merger opponents claim those benefits will disappear if T-Mobile and Sprint no longer competed against each other. Unions worry about job losses. “Let’s tell it like it us. This merger would kill American jobs,” insisted Chris Shelton, president of the labor union Communications Workers of America, who also testified to the panel. The CWA’s analysis found that job cuts could number up to 30,000 mostly because T-Mobile would close thousands of overlapping stores. Legere said the merger would deliver some 5,600 new jobs by 2021. They would include positions in five new “customer experience centers” around the country. At least one Democrat, Rep. Anna Eshoo, from California, whose district includes Silicon Valley, said she supported the merger. The deal faces reviews by the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commis-

sion. U.S. wireless carriers had been unable to get a merger deal through under President Barack Obama. But after Trump’s election, a more business-friendly FCC deemed the wireless market “competitive” for the first time since 2009, a move that some experts believe could make it easier to win approval for a merger. The companies also say the combination would allow them to better compete — not only with Verizon and AT&T, but also with Comcast and others as the wireless, broadband and video industries converge. The combined company, to be called T-Mobile, would have some 127 million customers. Among wireless carriers, Sprint and T-Mobile have the largest numbers of low-income customers, who are frequent users of prepaid phone plans — another area of concern expressed by lawmakers. Some analysts see T-Mobile’s offer to keep a lid on prices as a signal that the deal isn’t likely to be approved. Analysts at New Street Research say the Justice Department may not be buying TMobile’s argument that combining with Sprint will bring lower consumer prices.

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The U.S. federal government ran a $14 billion budget deficit in December as revenue sagged after last year’s tax cuts even as the economy appeared strong, Treasury Department data showed Wednesday. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected an $11 billion deficit for the month, and the gap was the latest sign of deterioration in the government’s fiscal position. A strong U.S. job market has appeared to power economic growth this year, an economic setting that tends to help fiscal revenue. Economists suspect some of the economic strength draws from tax cuts that came into effect at the beginning of 2018. But Washington’s accounts have run $319 billion into the red since the fiscal year began in October, compared with a $225 billion deficit over the same period a year earlier. Wednesday’s data were released about a month behind schedule due to the 35-day partial government shutdown in December and January. Treasury said federal spending in December was $326 billion, down 7 percent from the same month in 2017, although outlays were slightly higher than a year earlier when accounting for calendar effects. Receipts during the month were $313 billion, down 4 percent from a year earlier. When taking into account calendar effects, receipts were down 6 percent from a year earlier.


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BUSINESS DIGEST Urban Chestnut opening at Lambert airport • St. Louis craft brewer Urban Chestnut Brewing Co., which has locations in midtown and the Grove neighborhood, is expanding to St. Louis Lambert International Airport. The airport location is slated to open in Terminal 2. There will be eight Urban Chestnut beers on tap, said Ashley Troutman, the brewer’s business and marketing operations manager. “We don’t have a set opening date, but it should be within the next week or so,” she said. Urban Chestnut is partnering with OHM Concession Group, which holds the lease on the airport space. Schlafly Beer operates a location at the airport, in addition to Three Kings Public House, Budweiser Brew House and the St. Louis Brewmasters Tap Room. Agency says work ongoing to find cause of oil leak • The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says crews are still working to clean up and identify the cause of an oil pipeline leak in St. Charles County. Agency spokesman Brian Quinn said contractors for the pipeline company, TransCanada Corp., are assessing an excavated segment of the Keystone pipeline Wednesday to pinpoint the problem. The leak was discovered last week near St. Charles. The size of the oil leak hasn’t been determined, but the department estimates it was about 43 barrels, or 1,800 gallons. It says oil didn’t reach any waterway. Quinn says about 31 barrels of oil have been collected so far. He says crews have removed more than 1,000 cubic yards of soil. The department is working to identify nearby wells for future groundwater testing. A TransCanada spokesman says the pipeline remains closed from Steele City, Neb., to Patoka, Ill. Consumer prices flat in January • Consumer prices were unchanged in January, as lower gasoline prices offset the rising costs of housing, clothing and

medical care. The Labor Department said the consumer price index rose only 1.6 percent last month from a year earlier. That matched the slowest pace of annual inflation since June 2017. Inflation has been tempered by a 10.1 percent plunge over the past 12 months in prices at the gas pump. But housing expenses — the dominant part of the index — have risen 3.2 percent. The relatively modest level of inflation suggests that recent wage gains have not spurred higher inflation. Average hourly earnings have improved 1.7 percent over the past 12 months, a solid gain from an increase of just 0.7 percent a year ago. Excluding the volatile energy and food categories, core prices increased 0.2 percent for the fifth month in a row. For the third straight month, core prices were up 2.2 percent from a year ago. On a monthly basis, clothing costs jumped 1.1 percent, the largest gain in 11 months. Medical care services rose 0.3 percent on a monthly basis, as did housing costs. Ford recalls 1.5 million pickups • Ford is recalling nearly 1.5 million pickups in North America because the transmissions can suddenly downshift into first gear. The recall covers F-150 trucks from the 2011 through 2013 model years with six-speed automatic transmissions. The company says a glitch in sending a signal from the transmission speed sensor is the cause. Ford has five reports of accidents including one that caused a whiplash injury from a sudden downshift. Owners will be notified by letter starting March 4. Dealers will update the powertrain control software to fix the problem. Ford’s F-Series pickup is the top-selling vehicle in the United States. From staff and wire reports

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Apple, Walmart, IBM CEOs join White House advisory panel BY DAVID SHEPARDSON reuters

The chief executives of Apple Inc., Walmart Inc., IBM Corp. and other major companies are joining an advisory board for the administration of President Donald Trump that hopes to prepare U.S. workers to deal with job training issues and the worforce shift brought by artificial intelligence and automation, the U.S. Commerce Department said Wednesday. Trump signed an executive order in July establishing the 25-member board, co-chaired by adviser Ivanka Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, to address workforce issues including “automation, and artificial intelligence that is shaping many industries.” Other chief executives joining the board are those of Lockheed Martin Corp., Siemens USA,

Home Depot Inc. and Visa Inc. The board members will serve until 2020 and will work with the administration’s National Council for the American Worker “to develop and implement a strategy to revamp the American workforce to better meet the challenges of the 21st century.” Trump’s executive order said “for too long, our country’s education and job training programs have prepared Americans for the economy of the past.” Ivanka Trump said in a statement the administration wants “all Americans to have the skills and opportunities to secure good paying jobs and successfully navigate technological disruptions and the rapidly changing nature of work.” Also joining are the chief executives of the Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers, as well as the governors of Iowa and Indiana.

On Tuesday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said U.S. job openings reached a record high in December at 7.3 million. The White House says the job openings present “a mismatch between the skills needed and those being taught, requiring immediate attention to help more Americans enter the workforce.” In August 2017, Trump disbanded two high-profile business advisory councils after numerous chief executives quit in protest over his remarks blaming violence in Virginia on antiracism activists as well as white nationalists. Trump dissolved the American Manufacturing Council and the Strategic and Policy Forum after eight executives, including the CEOs of Campbell Soup Co. and 3M Co., quit the panels. Both councils were moving to disband on their own when Trump made his announcement on Twitter.

Cortex CEO Lower will step down at year’s end FROM STAFF REPORTS

Cortex CEO and president Dennis Lower is stepping down at the end of 2019 after nearly a decade leading the innovation district. Lower was tapped to lead the innovation district in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood after a national search in 2010. Before Cortex, he led similar research parks sponsored by universities in Shreveport, La., and Newark, N.J. Cortex — created by a collaboration between Washington University, BJC Healthcare, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis University, and the Missouri Botanical Garden — grew from 35 companies in 2010 to 390 currently, including Microsoft, Square, Boeing, Accenture, Express Scripts, Centene and Aon. Companies in the district now generate nearly $342

million of direct payroll annually, according to Cortex, and employ 5,700 people. Cortex’s long-term goal is to have 15,000 jobs within its boundaries. “Dennis has done an exceptional job building and growing Cortex. His contributions to economic advancement, innovation and inclusion have been remarkable,” H a n k We b b e r, chairman of the Lower board of Cortex and executive vice chancellor of Washington University, said in a statement. “We could not have had a stronger CEO for the past ten years.” A national search for Lower’s successor will begin soon. Two decades ago, Cortex was an underutilized corridor of industrial buildings. By providing

space for biotech entrepreneurs and tech startups, the district now lures large companies such as Microsoft who want to be close to where the talent is. “They want to be in a place where people are constantly innovating,” Lower said. “That’s attractive. That’s a value proposition. And it’s a value proposition that wasn’t there 10 years ago.” Lower won’t disappear after his departure. He’s open to tackling specific projects for Cortex as a consultant, but he said it would be “nice for me to free up some time to look at some other areas where I’d like to contribute.” He’s been at the research park and tech district development game for 25 years. “I did it for 25 years because I really love it and I did it because I really believe it changes communities,” he said.


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Parkland’s tipping point Americans increasingly shun NRA brand of guns, bullets, bloodshed and tragedy.

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Major corporations have decided that xactly 365 days have passed the NRA’s position on unbridled gun rights since the mass shooting at a is so abhorrent and so contrary to the Parkland, Fla., high school. But American mainstream that they are severthen, it’s been 2,984 days since ing sponsorship deals. NRA revenues have the slaughter of young children at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook elementary, 7,605 plummeted, forcing staff reductions and cost-cutting measures. days since the Columbine High School It’s not that Parkland was any more shootings in Colorado, 866 days since horrific than, say, the unimaginable terthe horrific bloodshed in Las Vegas, and 1,342 days since tragedy struck at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla. We could measure the toll in days, deaths, injuries, gallons of blood spilled, psychological trauma inflicted, families lives’ destroyed or numbers of bullets fired. ANDREW HARNIK • Associated Press But there’s no Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., (center) accompanied by Sen. measuring the Bob Menendez, D-N.J., (third from right) speaks Tuesday at a immense frustra- news conference on a proposed amendment to ban high-capacity tion that victims magazines in guns. and activists feel ror of Sandy Hook. All these shootings when they invoke these outrageous tolls to were abominable and probably avoidable argue for sensible gun control yet receive a had lawmakers recognized the difference blind, unyielding response from lawmakbetween NRA obstinacy and the Second ers that boils down to this: No matter how Amendment’s clear limitations on gun right you are, and now matter how loudly rights. But Parkland seemed to mark a hisor logically you speak, the only voice that toric pivot point. really matters is that of the National Rifle “I wouldn’t characterize myself as a Association. crier,” said Ed Stack, chief executive of Today, however, Americans who are Dick’s Sporting Goods, explaining at a tired of the NRA’s stranglehold on federal New York Times conference why he drasand state legislatures across the country tically curtailed his company’s gun-sales have cause for hope. The past year has policies. After Parkland,“I watched those yielded some remarkable changes that kids, and I watched those parents, and I could signal a tipping point for the nation. hadn’t cried as much since my mother Lawmakers are taking notice as the passed away.” voting public punishes them at the polls Stack, like dozens of other major corpofor unquestioning loyalty to the NRA. In rate leaders, decided to risk the NRA’s ire November, Democratic challengers beat and threats of boycotts to take a stand for 40 House Republican incumbents who what’s right. The nation is waking up to had “A” ratings from the NRA. Groups reality: The NRA doesn’t represent Amerpromoting gun sense have seen a surge in ica or patriotism. It doesn’t even represent membership and funding. In the House most gun owners. Americans increasingly of Representatives, now controlled by want nothing to do with the NRA’s brand Democrats, a showdown is brewing on gun-control legislation that should expose of guns, bullets, bloodshed and tragedy. how far the NRA’s influence has waned.

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influential circuit court picks and Cabinet ccasionally, a politician says something so out of touch with posts would remain at 30 hours. Blunt, in a statement, lashed out at Senreality that the reader must ate Democrats for taking too much time double check to make sure it’s scrutinizing nominees who are eventually not a satirical headline from The Onion. We feel obliged to clarify that the follow- approved: “This has been nothing more than obstruction for the sake of obstrucing is not from a parody account. Mistion, and it is outrageous,” he said. souri Sen. Roy Blunt actually tweeted: A reality check for the Missouri “Senate Democrats’ unprecedented obstruction when it comes to confirming Republican: No one is fooled by your hotand-bothered protests of President Trump’s nomiobstructionism. This resolunees is outrageous.” We’ll tion reeks of hypocrisy given separate the final sentence the Republican-controlled of his tweet for emphasis: Senate’s blatant use of the “Every president should tactic to kill Garland’s nomibe able to put their team in nation. The rule change could place.” come up for a committee vote To this senator, so incensed this week. Republicans, who about obstruction of nominow feel so strongly about nees, we have two words: needless obstruction against Merrick Garland. Blunt must nominees, have threatened to have been tormented by use the “nuclear option” of the GOP’s unprecedented dispensing with the requireobstruction of President ment of a 60-vote majority in Barack Obama’s Supreme favor of a simple majority to Court nominee, who Senbypass Democratic opposiate Majority Leader Mitch tion. McConnell refused to allow That’s rich, especially even to appear for a hearing. Blunt when trying to make an arguBlunt has apparently recovment about bipartisanship. At the time of ered from how horrified he must have felt Garland’s non-hearing, then-Sen. Claire (on the inside, of course, since he actively McCaskill, D-Mo., said she was “appalled refused even to meet with Garland after he that Senate Republicans are ignoring the was nominated.) Constitution and refusing to do their job.” Now, Blunt finds such delay tactics No Democrat could support this resolution so “outrageous” that he and a colleague after Garland’s nomination was sabotaged have proposed a resolution cutting down through GOP obstructionism. the time allotted for debate on President As surprising as Blunt’s newfound moral Donald Trump’s nominees. Blunt, chairoutrage is, maybe it’s better late than never. man of the Rules Committee, and Sen. Although, to be fair, perhaps Blunt feels James Lankford, R-Okla., want to limit this principle of allowing presidents to most nominees to two hours of debate after the Senate breaks a filibuster. The rule appoint their nominees should apply only to those who lost the popular vote. change cuts debate time from 30 hours for most nominees. However, Supreme Court,

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yOUR VIEWS • LETTERS FROM OUR READERS See the big picture with film industry subsidies Regarding “Film tax credits are poor economic policy” (Feb. 8): Why does David Nicklaus constantly rail against Missouri support of the film industry? Every time any state official suggests using funds to stimulate film industry activities in Missouri, Nicklaus tanks the very idea as a non-job-creating vanity waste of funds, and then dismisses the whole idea. Might he be picking statistics that suit his prejudices? For instance, he cites permanent job creation. But what about the money that is spent on hotel rooms, meals, flights to our airport, set decoration, security, rent of filming spaces, and office space for the film production? A movie is a big business spending millions of dollars that may not be creating full-time jobs, but it is similar to a convention, spending a lot of money for a while. For instance, film set decorators on “Up in the Air” spent thousands locally on fabrics and supplies for set decoration, furnishings for George Clooney’s rented apartment, renting production office space, renting space at our airport, and more for months. Also, St. Louis received free publicity and exposure as well. In addition, contacts were made between local and out-of-town people that could result in future business. Local business sales and sales taxes were generated by the daily needs of film crews. Besides the effect of creating new jobs, existing jobs were sustained. Nicklaus may be sour on film industry subsidies, but he doesn’t present the whole economic picture. He also totally ignores the premise that the creative arts enhance the culture of a region and might stimulate the entry of local or outside money to introduce economic growth. Andrew Wolff • Ballwin

Shocking that people fall for regressive tax policies A study came out last week identifying that the current wealth disparity in America is now at levels experienced in the 1920s. The top 10 percent now controls 70 percent of the wealth in the United States. The wealth for this group has tripled since the early 1980s when the tax rate for upper-range earners was reduced from the old rates of 70 percent to 39 percent. It is both intriguing and alarming that politicians can continue to successfully sell regressive taxation to the detriment of large swaths of the population who actually vote for it. Arguments of tax reductions for all (when by the numbers they clearly favor higher incomes), class warfare and bitterness against the wealthy, and alleged revenue growth that will cover the tax cuts are so disingenuous it is shocking that anyone would fall for them. Ultimately, these continued cuts and regressive tax policies will starve out some of the critical programs like Social Security and Medicare. Some of the politicians who have sold the tax cuts are already calling for reform of such programs. Mind-boggling. Ryan Geraty • Lake Saint Louis

Great Society programs have failed, should be reduced Among Democratic presidential hopefuls, there seems to be an ongoing contest as to who can support the highest marginal tax rate on the rich. In the debate, facts are always thrown out about how much more wealth the rich have gained since the 1950s (when

marginal tax rates were as high as 90 percent), and how much less wealth the poorest have. A tax increase on the wealthiest is probably good policy for a host of reasons. But in making this argument, it seems that the Democrats are unwittingly admitting to the failure of the programs of the Great Society. While their arguments invariably lead to supporting greater taxes on the rich, shouldn’t such arguments also lead to significant reductions or eliminations in Great Society programs? These programs have not done what was promised in the 1960s. They haven’t led the way out of poverty. Quite the contrary. Our poor are poorer today than before any of the Great Society programs were enacted. This can only lead to the conclusion that such programs have likely exacerbated poverty, perhaps by allowing a reduction or elimination of participation in the work force. In future debates about wealth inequity, I would like to hear discussions from the candidates that cover resolutions for both sides of the economic spectrum, not just more taxes. Burke Workman • St. Charles

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Trump has done almost nothing presidential There are many investigations going on in regard to President Donald Trump. His contention is these are all witch hunts and harassment. He obviously has forgotten about the findings concerning Trump University and the Trump Foundation. If he is free of any guilt, as he contends, then why wouldn’t he want the investigations to run their course with findings that he did nothing wrong? Do you think the Trump supporters realize there has really been no presidential governing going on in the last two years? No foreign policy, no domestic goals or policies, nothing done in regard to health care, just a fixation on a 17th century wall. Joel Harriss • St. Louis

Women in Congress wore white to honor suffrage movement I would like to respectfully point out to letter writer Nancy Little (“Mean Girls Club convenes at the State of the Union,” Feb. 10) that the congresswomen at the State of the Union were dressed in white to honor their ancestors of the suffrage movement. White is the color of suffrage. Those brave early women fought for our right to vote and, yes, to express our views in public. Martina Bettlach • St. Louis Read more letters online at STLtoday.com/letters

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THAT’S DISCIPLINE? • Though Republicans generally have supported a national debt limit as “economic discipline,” Nixon administration officials say

they will seek an increase in the present $365 billion debt limit. We would only note that in 1946, the debt limit was a “permanent” $275 billion, and raising it has since been an annual rite. The administration ought to give up the fiction. Access the full item at stltoday.com/opinion

Democrats are learning to copy Trump. Uh-oh. Ocasio-Cortez tries to pretend that inauspicious launch of Green New Deal just didn’t happen. BY MEGAN MCARDLE

Sometime in the past few years, the left became obsessed with “gaslighting.” Derived from the 1944 movie “Gaslight” starring Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer, the term means not just lying to someone’s face but also persuading them that they don’t see what McArdle you both plainly do. It’s a bit like the Jedi Mind Trick, but gaslighting comes with a special implication: that the target is not merely deceived but also driven mad by the deception. The left has complained about gaslighting since Donald Trump took office, but last weekend, progressive wunderkind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apparently

decided to try a little gaslighting of her own. The freshman representative from New York’s 14th District, having promised her supporters a Green New Deal, spent her first weeks in Congress working on legislation to that effect — well, actually a nonbinding resolution, but it’s the thought that counts. When the resolution she drew up with Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., was ready to be unveiled, her office fired off an informational list of “frequently asked questions” to the media. Hilarity ensued. Someone in the OcasioCortez office had forgotten to remove a parenthetical note clearly meant for internal consumption: “We will begin work immediately on Green New Deal bills to put the nuts and bolts on the plan described in this resolution (important to say so someone else can’t claim this mantle).” Even more embarrassing, the FAQ

of a brainstorming docuimplied that the deal would ment that had never been ultimately ban air travel and intended for publication, scour the country clean of and the fact that they’d sent cows. it to major media outlets It was an inauspicious launch for the signature new was no reason to believe that they meant it. initiative of the Democratic The performance had the Party’s signature new star. artless charm of a chocoInstead of confessing that late-smeared kindergartner they were still learning denying any knowledge of how policymaking works, the missing cupcakes. But Ocasio-Cortez apparently after the past decided to two years, who’s just pretend it to say it won’t hadn’t hapwork? Demopened — not crats, in parin the sense ticular, should of ignoring confront that the gibes and possibility, and hoping to live be terrified. it down but in Travel back the sense of an with me to 2015, Obi-Wanian for an eerie “these are and poignant not the droids Ocasio-Cortez moment: you’re looking Wisconsin for.” An Ocasio-Cortez adviser Gov. Scott Walker, deciding he has no path to the claimed that the docuRepublican presidential ment was fake, and when nomination,uses the speech that ploy was laughed off announcing his withdrawal cable news, Ocasio-Cortez — his last few minutes in the and her chief of staff tried spotlight — to beg his felto convince Twitter that low no-hopers to “clear the the FAQ’s most risible field” so that “the voters can parts were fake; or if not focus on a limited number fake, misconstrued; or if of candidates who can offer not misconstrued, part

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a positive, conservative alternative to the current front-runner.” Walker clearly saw what was coming with Trump much earlier than most people; he also saw the solution. Trump never commanded a majority of Republican primary voters. He commanded a plurality only because too many candidates were splitting the major Republican constituencies. If the field had winnowed earlier, Trump would have lost. Instead, through arrogance, through narcissism and through disbelief, the party’s leaders dallied until Trump’s momentum was unstoppable, and a hapless outsider at the head of a minority faction had somehow taken over their party. After the cease-fire, most of those Republican leaders would end up cravenly capitulating to Trump, to the lies, the incompetence, the vulgarity. Indeed, last month Walker said he planned to chair Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign in Wisconsin. Terrified of Trump’s voters but not quite able to bring themselves

His assertion that he is the hardest-working president is consistent with other superlatives he has shared. DANA MILBANK Washington Post

Being president isn’t easy under the best of circumstances. Imagine how hard it must be if you’re Donald Trump. “I probably work more hours than almost any past president,” Trump announced Sunday, adding that he “had no choice but to work very long hours!” On Monday, after retweeting his own assertion from a few days earlier that he is “working hard,” he eliminated any doubt: “No president ever worked harder than me,” he declared. Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage while recovering from exhaustion after leading the country through the Depression and World War II. Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke after laboring in Europe to negotiate the Treaty of Versailles and then selling it to the country. But they were loafers next to Trump. The president appears to be stung by a leak of three months of schedules showing he spent about 60 percent of his workday in “Executive Time” — watching TV, tweeting, gabbing and the like. When last week’s schedule was leaked to Axios, it showed Trump had cut back Executive Time — to 50 percent! This sacrifice was hard. You think it’s easy working 11 to 5? Trump’s assertion that he is the hardest-working president is consistent with other superlatives he has shared. He has kept more promises, cut more regulations and built a better economy than any other president

and been more popular than any Republican president. Just about no president did more in his first six months, and no president did more in his first nine months, or the first two years. Yet no president since Abraham Lincoln has been treated worse by the media! Some might think Trump’s hard-work assertion reflects a dothprotest-too-much compensation for perceived laziness. He has likewise boasted that “nobody has been tougher on Russia,” that nobody “has been more with the military than I have as a president,” that “nobody wants to speak more than me” under oath with the special counsel, that “nobody believes in the First Amendment more than I do,” that “there’s nobody that respects women more than I do,” that he is “the least racist person” and that “nobody reads the Bible more than me.” But this is to be expected of a man with a very good brain and the best words. Trump surprises himself with how hard he works. After his first 100 days in office, he told Reuters: “This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.” The poor guy can’t even get a dog.“I wouldn’t mind having one, honestly, but I don’t have any time,” he told supporters Monday. Trump must work harder than his predecessors because there are more demands on him. He has to spend more time appointing staff, for example, because his appointees keep quitting. George Washington had a lot on his plate, but he didn’t have to attend so many MAGA events or craft so many Twitter insults. Lincoln fought the Civil War, but he didn’t have so many Fox News interviews or a round of golf every five days, on

average. Overworked Trump told an El Paso audience Monday night that before taking the stage, his advisers told him about a possible deal to avert a government shutdown. But Trump told them,“I don’t even want to hear about it” before his rally speech. It’s hard to squeeze in intelligence briefings, because Trump has to spend so much time devising clever strategies. On Tuesday, he disparaged a bipartisan border deal crafted to avert a shutdown but then said if a shutdown comes,“It’s the Democrats’ fault.” That’s hard to come up with! Before Trump’s visit to far west Texas, the El Paso Times reported that violent crime in the city had fallen more than 34 percent by 2006 — before a border fence was built there. The city’s Republican mayor said El Paso was safe “going back to 2005.” So it took a lot of strength for Trump to declare the opposite, telling supporters Monday the mayor is “full of crap.” Hard work! Meanwhile, he continues his arduous campaign against Hillary Clinton (there were “lock her up” chants in El Paso), his tireless battle against Robert S. Mueller III’s credibility (a Washington Post-Schar School poll finds Mueller trusted more than Trump by a 23-point margin) and his mighty struggle to shield Saudi Arabia from the consequences of its human trafficking and its murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In fact, just listing all of Trump’s hard work makes me crave some Executive Time. Wake me in an hour? Dana Milbank Twitter: @Milbank Copyright The Washington Post

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Access to food and health care can help us develop workforce Some decisions in Missouri send us down a path that limits children’s futures. BY DR. KATIE PLAX

“Pediatricians are the ultimate witnesses to failed social policy.” — Dr. Paul Wise

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to endorse his behavior, Republicans have mostly settled on pretending it’s not happening. Thus, the GOP is both a victim of Trump’s gaslighting and its guiltiest accomplice. Now Democrats may confront a similar threat. Privately, they may be horrified by Ocasio-Cortez’s slapdash approach to policy; angry about her intraparty aggression; disgusted by blatant and juvenile falsehoods. Publicly, however, they wish to court her voters, so the kid gloves mostly stay on. That may be the practical response, if not the admirable one. But before they chart that course, Democrats should ask their Republican counterparts — privately, behind closed doors — whether they wish they’d spoken up a little sooner, a little louder and in unison, to put down the insurgency before their party, and their dignity, came entirely unglued.

As a pediatrician in St. Louis, I see failed policy every day at the youth center, The Spot, where I work. Last year we served more than 3,000 young people. Many are affected by factors called the social determinants of health — powerful forces on our health and wellbeing like poverty, access to food, housing, Plax access to health care and education. Science tells us these forces are critical actors on our health way more so than direct medical care. Since our services at The Spot are free of charge, we see many young people without insurance and who are hungry. Food flies out of our cabinets as the teen years are one of the biggest periods of physical growth. Given our health mission, we place a big emphasis on feeding young people who come — including our hot meal Mondays and food in almost every room — including our exam rooms. In the state today, some decisions send us down a path that limits children’s futures; these decisions threaten us all. First is access to food. SB 4 has passed out of committee in the Missouri Senate. This bill places work requirements on households receiving SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. This program serves tens of thousands of Missouri kids. This bill threatens to cut off families if they cannot meet work requirements. For the kids in these households — three strikes and you’re out — literally out of food if this bill passes. Food is the energy for developing bodies and brains. It is critical to learning and health. Cutting off food to children heads them down a path to failure. A recent report by Feeding America — Child Food Insecurity: The Economic Impact on our Nation — documents the effect of food insecurity on child health, education and work force development. We

cannot develop a future workforce ready to carry out complex skills without food-fueled brains in childhood. We also are limiting access to health care for our children — another set of policy decisions leading us astray from a path to success. In a recent report from Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, more than 56,000 children lost access to Medicaid and CHIP in the past year. While we can say the economy is improving — the national average is a 1 percent drop in enrollment — Missouri dropped 9 percent. This drop is from system problems that we can acknowledge and fix. Most families in Missouri are required to fill out paper forms — a process not in keeping with the federal law. The call center drops half of the calls, and waits are often over 20 minutes. Without health insurance, kids miss out on opportunities for health practitioners and others to identify early developmental issues and diagnosis and manage chronic disease, all of which affect future educational attainment and well-being. I see this failed social policy, and it does not have to be this way. Stop the work requirements for SNAP and recognize feeding children and supporting healthy brain development is the first step in future workforce development. SB 4 is a no. Recognize it is far cheaper in the short and long term to just feed the kids than to develop work verification systems and programs. Stop the deliberate strategies to discourage Medicaid and CHIP enrollment. Use the computer technology we have to verify kids are eligible and make it so. Keep kids enrolled for a year and then reverify using the same computer systems. I hear Gov. Mike Parson’s passion for workforce development — a policy intervention I strongly support. Food and access to health care are the early intervention strategies for a healthy and vibrant workforce and a thriving future economy for Missouri. We are at a crossroads; let’s choose the path toward success, a more inspiring set of policies to witness. Dr. Katie Plax is a pediatrician and adolescent medicine physician.


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Brennan, Virginia J. (nee McCann ), 96, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, on Sunday, Feb . 10, 2019. Preceded in death by her best friend and husband of 58 years, Andrew P. Brennan. Matriarch of t h eir daughter, V a n d y Nies (Jerry, deceased); grandchildren Andrea Deadwyler (Mark), Jay Nies (Mary Koen ema n , girlfriend), Bridget Bernstein (Keith), Timothy Nies (Melissa) and Philip Nies; great-grandchildren Hannah, Andrew, Rachel, Daniel and Luke Deadwyler, Noah, Elizabeth and Joshua Bernstein, and Amelia Nies; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She enjoyed family, friends, bridge, entertaining, volunteering, gardening, golfing, bowling, playing piano, rooting for the Cardinals and Blues, traveling and celebrating, often insisting that "it's 5 o'clock somewhere." She approached every situation with determination to "make it a good one." Services: Funeral from the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Saturday, 12:45 p.m. to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Manchester for 1:00 p.m. Mass. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Joseph Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Visitation Friday 4-8 p.m. Friends may sign the family's online guestbook at Schrader.com.

Carr, Richard Edward "Dick" Sr. 78, of St. Louis, passed away on Tuesday, February 5. He was born on December 28, 1940 in St. Louis, Mo., son of the late William Joseph Carr and Marie Frances (Herrmann) Carr. On October 28, 1961 he was united in marriage to Patricia Ann (Sawitczki) Carr, his wife of 57 years. Survivors include Patricia and their four children: Richard Carr, Jr., Timothy (Christine), Cathleen Horst (Richard), Gregory (Cathy) and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sister Dorothy Zak (Nicholas), brother William Carr, Sr. (Patricia) and nieces, nephews and friends. Dick donated his body to St. Louis University School of Medicine. Service: A celebratory Mass will be held on March 2, 2019, at Cure' of Ars Church in Shrewsbury at 9:30 a.m. Contributions preferred to the Roman Catholic Foundation - Edward J. Auer Endowment Fund.

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age 88, passed away peacefully February 5, 2019, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of over 68 years to Donald E. Lang, Sr.; dear mother of Don (Patti) Lang, Jr., Ron (Barb) Lang, and Rick Lang; cherished grandmother of Katie (Joe) Soetaert, Ashley Lang, Chris Lang, Dan Lang, Matt Lang, and Alec Lang; treasured greatgrandmother of Sophie, Molly, and John Soetaert. Shirley was born on June 9, 1 9 3 0 , t h e on l y d a u gh t er of Charles and Vera Frentrop in St. Louis, Missouri. Shirley graduated from Roosevelt High School and was a computational analyst for the phone company and then performed a similar job at the Medart Company. On June 24, 1950, Shirley married Donald E. Lang, Sr. Following the birth of their first son, Shirley left her job as a statistician at Monsanto and dedicated her time to raising her boys. Shirley and Don lived adjacent to Lindbergh Davis, Alton High School for 50 years before joining the Friendship Village passed away peacefully on Monday, February 11, 2019. Al was Community in Sunset Hills five years ago. Shirley liked to play born in Holbrook, Arizona, on March 2, 1939. His parents, Alton cards and socialize with friends and family. and Ruth Mester Davis preceded him in death. Al graduated Services: Visitation will be held at Kutis Funeral Home - Affton, from Arizona State University. He was retired as a Systems 10151 Gravois Road, on Friday, February 15, 4-7 p.m. Funeral Analyst for the US Army. will be on Saturday, February 16, at 10 a.m. at Kutis Funeral He was the husband of Patricia O'Neal Davis and widower of Home - Affton, with a gravesite service to follow at Bellerive Jeanne Dickey Davis. Al's children, Tonya Beth Fingerhut (Andy) Gardens Cemetery, 740 N. Mason Road. and Brigette Lynn Barker (Curtis, deceased) and step children, In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children's Thomas Anthony (Jennifer) and Robert Andrew Tisone (Ann) Research Hospital or The Salvation Army, two causes close have provided him with 7 grandchildren who gave him great to Shirley's heart would be appreciated. joy. Al had many hobbies, including reading, leather tooling, model Pallarito, Barbara Jean building, vinyl record collecting and he loved to eat out and explore different restaurants and cuisine. He had a great (nee Kaiser) Wed., Feb. 13, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Donald memory for anything he read and would often throw out the L. Pallarito; dear father of Cheryl (Ronnie) Mitschke, Dawn most obscure facts, entertaining us all! (Daniel) Murray and Steven (Nancy), Michele and Michael After retirement, he enjoyed his church at Immanuel United (Kathy) Pallarito; loving grandmother of Kyle and Brett Kravitz, Methodist Church in Edwardsville. He was a happy worker at the Kelly Murray Bray, Sean, Megan and Brendan Murray, Lindsay, Free Lunch Friday Program, originated the website a few years Kelsay and Nicholas Pallarito, Brian, Matthew and Courtney ago, and spent several years working as Lay Leader. Soule and Alyssa and Maria Pallarito and great-grandmother of Services: Service will be at Immanuel UMC, 800 N Main, Jackson Kravitz, Maddoc, Brynn, Kenna, Caelyn and Rowan Bray Edwardsville, Illinois, on Saturday, February 16th with visitation and Elliot Soule. at 11:00 a.m. and Celebration of Life at 12:00 noon. In lieu of Services: Funeral Service at the ORTMANN STIPANOVICH flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Funeral Home, 12444 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, Sat., Feb. 16 at P O B o x 2 2 4 7 8 , O k l a h o ma C i t y , O K 7 3 1 2 3 , o n l i n e a t 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment www.cancer.org or Immanuel UMC, 800 N Main, Edwardsville, IL Dixon Cemetery in Dixon, MO. Memorial contributions to the 62025. Alzheimer's Association appreciated. Ortmann Stipanovich Funeral Home osfuneralhomes.com

27, of Fenton, anointed with the s a cra men t s of H ol y M ot h er Church Feb. 9, 2019. Beloved son of Shawn and Anne (nee Eichenlaub) Daniels; cherished and loved brother of Matthew Witte Daniels and Elizabeth Anne Daniels; adored fiancée of Ashley Kindler; most loved grandson of the late Frank and Dorothy Daniels and the late Chris and Betty Eichenlaub; our dear nephew, cousin and friend of many. In our hearts forever. Services: Prayer Services 10:30 a.m. Sat., Sacred Heart Catholic Church Valley Park. Visitation Friday, 4-8 p.m., Jay B. Smith Funeral Home (Fenton). Private burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to SSM Health Foundation - St. Louis appreciated.

Dew, David Sr. 88, February 11, 2019. Funeral service at Schrader Funeral Home, Ballwin, Sat., 2/16, 2:30 p.m. Visitation from 10:30 a.m. until time of service. For more info, see Schrader.com

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Polys, Marion fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Feb. 10, 2019. Dear husband of 55 years of the late Vera Polys; father of Carolyn (Bob) Smith and Mark Polys; dear grandfather of 3 and 6 great-grandchildren; dear brother of 3. Services: Visit. Fri., Feb 15, 4-8 p.m., Hutchens Mortuary. Funeral Mass Sat., 10 a.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Florissant. www.hutchensfuneralhomes.com

Skinker, Martha "Moppy" Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Monday February 11, 2019. Dear sister of Nancy Schlueter (nee Skinker), dear aunt of Karen Schlueter and Tom Schlueter (Kathy), loving great aunt of Megan, Emily and Claire Schlueter, cousin and friend to many. Services: Visitation Saturday, February 16th, 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Mass beginning at 11 a.m. at Ste. Genevieve Du Bois Ca t h ol ic Church. Memorials preferred to Ste. Genevieve Du Bois Conference of St. Vin cen t D e P a u l , or a charity of your choice. www.boppchapel.com

baptized into the Hope of Christ's Resurrection, Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Beloved husband of Barbara Reed (nee Presker) and the late Mary Corinne Groark (nee Buschek); dear father of Corinne (David Blank) Groark, Jill (David) Setser and Bryce (Jennifer) Groark and stepdad of Lisa (Bruce Davis) Reed and Abigail (Jake) Kinne; loving and fun grandpa of Faith, Joey, Kyle, Judy, Shay, Nohealani, Reed, Gillian, Va yd a and Taj; Wemple, Thelma Lucille beloved brother, uncle and friend of many. 79, February 11, 2019. Services: Baue 3950 W. Clay St. on Marty was first and foremost a salesman at heart. He was Fri., Feb. 15. Visitation from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. with owner of the Tab Shoppe for 25 years; an avid golfer, world Funeral Service to follow at 11:30 a.m. Visit Baue.com traveler and an unapologetic couch potato. He was a lifetime Cubs fan, a lover of good Cabernet and Cherry Garcia Ice Cream. Fraternal Notices Though the last few years were spent living with Parkinson's and Lewy Body Disease, he bore it all with grace, humor, a great wit - and that great big smile. LOCAL 1 Insulators & Allied Workers Thank you to all the compassionate caregivers in the memory Please be advised of the death of Retired Member care unit at Brooking Park. Keith Smith Services: Visitation at Ascension Catholic Church - Little Passed Saturday, February 2, 2019 Church, 230 Santa Maria Drive, Chesterfield, Saturday, February SERVICES: Memorial Visitation and Service will be held 16 from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. Entombment Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Bethel Temple, 1807 Charleston Estates Dr., Florissant. Holy Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be Gerald Donovan - Business Manager made to American Parkinson Disease Association. A service of the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory. InMemorials Memoriam Friends may sign the family's online guestbook at Schrader.com.

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Absent Iran to be focus of U.S.-led talks BY MATTHEW LEE associated Press

WARSAW, POLAND • Although it is ab-

sent from the stage, Iran is nevertheless taking the spotlight at a Middle East security conference co-hosted by the United States and Poland that has highlighted deep divisions between the U.S. and some of its traditional allies. Amid uncertainty over its aims and questions about what it will deliver, the conference opened late Wednesday in Warsaw with some 60 nations in attendance. Yet, in an apparent test of U.S. influence and suspicions in Europe and elsewhere over the President Donald Trump’s administration’s intentions in Iran, many countries aren’t sending their top diplomats and will be represented at levels lower than their invited foreign ministers. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netan-

yahu and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence attended along with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his counterparts from numerous Arab nations. But France and Germany are not sending Cabinet-ranked officials, and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is staying away. Russia and China aren’t participating, and the Palestinians, who have called for the meeting to be boycotted, also will be absent. Iran, which is this week celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution, denounced the meeting as a “circus” aimed at “demonizing” it. In a bid to encourage better participation, Pompeo and others sought to broaden what was initially advertised as an Iran-centric meeting to include the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the fight against the Islamic State, and the conflicts in Syria and Yemen. That effort produced only

mixed results, particularly with longtime European allies who are trying to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal after last year’s U.S. withdrawal. And, while the agenda gives no hint of any concrete actions that might result beyond creating “follow-on working groups” on a variety of common concerns such as terrorism and cybersecurity, comments from several participants belied the underlying theme: countering Iran. Pence will address the conference on a range of Middle East issues, Pompeo will talk about U.S. plans in Syria after Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops and Trump’s senior adviser and son-inlaw Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt will speak about their as-yet unveiled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Greenblatt, whose portfolio includes only the Israeli-Palestinian peace effort, said Iran was the top priority and derided

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the Palestinians for their boycott. In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Greenblatt said the Palestinian position “impedes nations from countering the common enemy of Iran.” On his way to Warsaw, Netanyahu made clear the conference was focused on Iran. “It is a conference that unites the United States, Israel, many countries in the world, many countries in the region, Arab countries, against Iran’s aggressive policy, its aggression, its desire to conquer the Middle East and destroy Israel,” he told reporters. Pompeo has predicted that the conference will “deliver really good outcomes” and has played down the impact of lowerlevel participation. “We think we will make real progress,” Pompeo said. He didn’t, however, offer any details about specific outcomes.

DIGEST Islamic State fighters in Syria surrender to U.S.-led forces Islamic State group militants, many of them foreigners, surrendered to U.S.-backed fighters in Syria on Wednesday, bringing the Kurdish-led force closer to taking the last remaining area controlled by the extremists, a Kurdish official and activists said. Çiyager Amed, an official with the Syrian Democratic Forces, confirmed that a number of the militant fighters who had been holed up in Baghouz gave themselves up, without giving numbers. The capture of Baghouz and nearby areas would mark the end of a devastating fouryear global campaign against the extremist group. President Donald Trump has said the group is all but defeated, and announced in December he would withdraw all American forces from Syria. The SDF began its push to recapture the last sliver of territory controlled by Islamic State on Saturday.

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Supporters of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, holding a poster of Buhari and and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, cheer as he arrives at a campaign rally in Abuja, Nigeria, on Wednesday. Nigeria’s elections are set to take place on Saturday.

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ABUJA, NIGERIA • In Nigeria fake news

can be so outlandish, yet widely believed, that the president recently felt compelled to declare that he had not died and been replaced by a Sudanese body double. “It’s (the) real me, I assure you,” President Muhammadu Buhari said late last year, to dispel the story that was viewed more than 500,000 times on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The stakes are high in Nigeria ahead of Saturday’s presidential vote marked by discontent over unemployment, poverty and insecurity in some parts of the country. Officials warn that fake or outdated pictures depicting communal violence have triggered retaliatory killings. Many were killed in reprisal killings sparked by horrific, but false, photos purporting to depict deaths in the conflict between herdsmen and farmers in central Nigeria last year, said Tolu Ogunlesi, a media assistant to Nigeria’s president. “Fake news kills people. We have seen a lot of things like that,” he said. “Some of the deadly clashes in Nigeria were sparked off by fake news.” He suggested that “the naming and shaming of mem-

bers that peddle fake news” could stem the problem. Africa’s most populous country is so awash in falsehoods posted on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube that 16 media outlets have been collaborating on a factchecking initiative, CrossCheck Nigeria, to research suspect election claims. Some of the stories CrossCheck Nigeria recently discredited include allegations that the first lady wants Nigerians to vote against her husband, as well as a suggestion that U.S. President Donald Trump endorsed opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar. Such allegations almost always appear on social media and sometimes are published by news websites. The project is similar to Africa Check, which calls itself the continent’s first fact-checking organization and has operated since 2012. In the United States the term “fake news” became frequently used after the 2016 election, which was marked by a Russian misinformation campaign. But in Africa fake news has long been a contentious matter, fueled in part by illiteracy and government secrecy even as the continent’s 1.2 billion people rapidly acquire mobile handsets and gain internet access. The issue is now urgent: More than 24 percent of people on the continent were online last year, the strongest growth in the world, according to the U.N. agency International Telecommunication Union. Some African governments want to

make publishing fake news a crime, a step too far for journalists in countries where the press already is censored and reporters can be jailed for critical stories. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed last year a cybercrimes bill that calls for fines and prison sentences for people convicted of spreading fake news. The law followed a disputed 2017 presidential election marred by online misinformation campaigns that raised political tension in a country known for deadly post-vote violence along ethnic lines. In Uganda, where there has been a surge in false news seen as portraying the government negatively, authorities warn that perpetrators face charges under a 2011 law prescribing criminal penalties for the misuse of a computer. But activists warn that countering misinformation with legislation could be used to censor the press. The Committee to Protect Journalists opposed Kenya’s law over concern it would stifle press freedom. Some governments in Africa have been accused of spreading misinformation themselves or maligning reports that were true. Authorities in Nigeria frequently challenge the veracity of reports of alleged abuses by military officers during campaigns against militants. They also have fiercely disagreed when human rights watchdogs, citing witnesses on the ground, report higher death tolls than the government’s official ones.

Suicide bomber targets Iran’s elite forces, killing 27 BY AMIR VAHDAT AND JON GAMBRELL associated Press

TEHRAN, IRAN • A suicide car bomber claimed by an al-Qaida-linked group attacked a bus carrying members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard paramilitary force Wednesday, killing at least 27 people and wounding 13 others, state media reported. Tehran immediately linked the attack in Iran’s restive southeastern Sistan and Baluchistan province to an ongoing U.S.led conference in Warsaw largely focused on Iran, just two days after the nation marked the 40th anniversary of its 1979 Islamic Revolution. The bombing also raised the specter of potential Iranian retaliation targeting a Sunni militant group called Jaish al-Adl that claimed the attack, which largely operates across the border in nuclear-armed Pakistan. Recent militant assaults inside Iran have sparked retaliatory ballistic missile strikes in Iraq and Syria. The bombing Wednesday night struck the bus traveling on a road between the cities of Khash and Zahedan, a mountainous region along the Pakistani border that is also near Afghanistan. Images after the blast published by semi-official news agencies showed the explosion tore the bus apart, as passers-by used the light of their cellphones to illuminate debris.

The state-run IRNA news agency, citing what it described as an “informed source,” offered initial casualty figures of 20 dead and 20 wounded. The Revolutionary Guard later reported on its website that 27 had been killed and 13 wounded. The Guard, which answers only to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, issued a statement saying a vehicle loaded with explosives targeted a bus carrying border guards affiliated with its force. Sistan and Baluchistan province, which lies on a major opium trafficking route, has seen occasional clashes between Iranian forces and Baluch separatists, as well as drug traffickers. However, in recent months, there’s been an uptick in assaults by the Sunni extremist group Jaish al-Adl, or the “Army of Justice.” Since its founding in 2012, it has abducted or killed border guards in hit-and-run assaults from its havens in Pakistan. It kidnapped 11 Iranian border guards in October. Five later were returned to Iran and six remained held. Jaish al-Adl claimed Wednesday’s bombing in a statement online. Iranian state-run and semi-official media also blamed the group for the attack. While Iran has been enmeshed in the wars engulfing Syria and neighboring Iraq, it has largely avoided the bloodshed

plaguing the region. However, attacks have happened. In 2009, more than 40 people, including six Guard commanders, were killed in a suicide attack by Sunni extremists in Sistan and Baluchistan province. Jundallah, a Sunni extremist group whose members have joined Jaish al-Adl, claimed responsibility for that attack. In the case of Jundallah, Pakistan assisted Iran in apprehending its leader, whom Tehran executed in 2010. Iran has sought the cooperation of Pakistan in recent cases involving Jaish al-Adl as well. However, a bombing like this inside of Iran likely will draw an immediate reaction from the Guard, a massive paramilitary organization that both controls Iran’s ballistic missile program and vast chunks of its economy. Iran fired ballistic missiles into Syria over a bloody Islamic State attack on Tehran targeting parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 2017 that killed at least 18 people. In September, Iran fired missiles into Iraq targeting a base of an Iranian Kurdish separatist group after an attack on a border post. The Revolutionary Guard also launched six ballistic missiles as well as drone bombers in October toward eastern Syria, targeting militants it blamed for an attack on a military parade that killed at least 24 people.

Syria intelligence leader arrested in torture probe • Human rights groups hailed on Wednesday the arrests in Europe of three suspects in bloody secret police crackdowns on Syrian opposition activists, including a senior figure in the Syrian security service alleged to have run a facility where detainees were systematically tortured. The arrests Tuesday in Germany and France were the first major breakthroughs of international investigators who are trying to track down individuals they think are responsible for atrocities committed on behalf of the Syrian government during the country’s eight-year civil war. Ex-Vatican prelate convicted in smuggling case • Italian news agency ANSA says a monsignor who had worked as a senior Vatican accountant has been convicted of corruption in connection with a failed cash-smuggling plot. ANSA said a Rome appeals court Wednesday convicted the Rev. Nunzio Scarano of corruption and sentenced him to three years in prison. In 2016, a lower court had acquitted Scarano, who had worked for years at a Vatican office that handled Holy See investments. Italian prosecutors accused him in 2013 of plotting to smuggle $26 million into Italy from Switzerland aboard an Italian government plane. Scarano’s attorney has said friends asked the monsignor to help them recover funds given to a broker to invest. New round of peace talks planned with Taliban • The Taliban will hold a previously unexpected round of peace talks with the United States in Pakistan on Monday, ahead of scheduled meetings in the Middle Eastern state of Qatar a week later, the insurgent group said in a statement Wednesday. The talks are aimed at finding a negotiated end to Afghanistan’s 17-year war. The Qatar meeting is expected to include a collection of prominent Afghan figures, many of whom attended a similar gathering in the Russian capital earlier this month. Brazil’s president released from hospital • Brazil’s president has been released from a hospital after 17 days of treatment related to a stabbing he suffered during the campaign. Government spokesperson Otavio Rego Barros said Wednesday the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo had given approval for the president to leave. Bolsonaro has been working from the hospital after undergoing a colostomy reversal surgery on Jan. 28. The president, 63, suffered serious internal bleeding and nearly died on Sept. 6 after he was stabbed in the abdomen at a campaign rally in the city of Juiz de Fora. Ex-Costa Rican leader gives statement on abuse allegations • Nobel Peace Prize laureate and two-time Costa Rican President Oscar Arias has met with prosecutors to give a statement in two criminal complaints against him alleging sexual assault and sexual abuse. Arias appeared at the prosecutor’s office accompanied by his attorney. He denied the first accusation when it surfaced last week but has declined further comment as more allegations have emerged. Arias told journalists Wednesday he had always answered their questions during 50 years in public life, but “on this occasion my lawyer has requested I not make statements.” At least six women, including one from Nevada, have made accusations against Arias ranging from unwanted advances to alleged assault. From news services


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Mars rover that was built to operate for three months but kept going and going, rolling across the rocky red soil, was pronounced dead Wednesday, 15 years after it landed on the planet. The six-wheeled vehicle that helped gather critical evidence that ancient Mars might have been hospitable to life was remarkably spry up until eight months ago, when it was doomed by a ferocious dust storm. Flight controllers tried numerous times to make contact, and sent one final series of recovery commands Tuesday night, along with one last wakeup song, Billie Holiday’s “I’ll Be Seeing You,” in a somber exercise that brought tears to team members’ eyes. There was no response, only silence. Thomas Zurbuchen, head of NASA’s science missions, broke the news at what amounted to a funeral at the space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., announcing the demise of “our beloved Opportunity.” “This is a hard day,” project manager John Callas said at an auditorium packed with hundreds of current and former members of the team that oversaw Opportunity and its long-deceased identical twin, Spirit. The slow-moving, golf cart-size rovers landed on opposite sides of the planet in 2004 for a mission meant to last 90 sols, or Mars days, which are 39 minutes longer than Earth days. In the end, Opportunity outlived its twin by eight years and set endurance and distance records that

could stand for decades. Trundling along until communication ceased last June, Opportunity roamed a record 28 miles and worked longer than any other lander in the history of space exploration. Opportunity was a robotic geologist, equipped with cameras and instruments at the end of a mechanical arm for analyzing rocks and soil. Its greatest achievement was discovering, along with Spirit, evidence that ancient Mars had water flowing on its surface and might have been capable of sustaining microbial life. Project scientist Matthew Golombek said these missions are meant to help answer an “almost theological” question: Does life form wherever conditions are just right, or “are we really, really lucky?” The twin vehicles also pioneered a way of exploring the surface of other planets, said Lori Glaze, acting director of planetary science for NASA. She said the rovers gave us “the ability to actually roll right up to the rocks that we want to see. Roll up to them, be able to look at them up close with a microscopic imager, bang on them a little bit, shake them up, scratch them a little bit, take the measurements, understand what the chemistry is of those rocks and then say, ‘Oh, that was interesting. Now I want to go over there.’” Opportunity was exploring Mars’ Perseverance Valley when the fiercest dust storm in decades hit and contact was lost. Flight controllers sent more than 1,000 recovery commands, all in vain. With project costs reaching $500,000 a month, NASA decided there was no point in continuing.

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TIME TO EARN A SPOT Pitchers take to the mound as workouts officially begin BY DERRICK GOOLD St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JUPITER, FLA. • As with

most things at spring training, there is a method to the makeup of the clubhouse, from the lockers for young prospects stationed on the far wall to Yadier Molina at the cornerstone, from a bloc of relievers facing the door to what Adam Wainwright called “this murderers’ row right here.” The lockers for the five pitchers returning to the rotation are all in order, leading toward the manager’s office, with Wainwright back in the capstone spot, as close as the spring club-

house gets to pole position. Its location is premium. Wainwright knows it’s not a promise. “I’m not big man on the totem pole. I’m old man on the totem pole,” Wainwright said. “I’ve got to go out there and earn my spot. That’s earned. When I came into spring training pitching, winning 20 games, I earned that next spring a leg up on everyone else. When you pitch like I have the last year and a half — when I’ve hardly pitched — you haven’t earned anything. So I need to come in and earn that spot.” See CARDS • Page B4

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BENJAMIN HOCHMAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN GOODEN • P-D

ABOVE • Cardinals manager Mike Shildt walks the practice fields Wednesday during the first official workout day of spring training. TOP • Cardinals catchers (from left) Dennis Ortega, Jose Godoy, Brian O’Keefe and Julio Rodriguez catch warm-up throws at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla.

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ever reason, George Washington’s Smith Center has been a house of horrors for the St. Louis University men’s basketball team. And with a crushing loss in recent memory, the Billikens went to their old standby — defense — to bail them out. SLU finally got the stops it had been missing over the past few games, holding GW scoreless during a critical second-half stretch and capitalizing on 19 points off turnovers to escape with a 73-58 triumph Wednesday.

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Mackenzie MacEachern of the Blues celebrates after scoring a goal Tuesday night against the New Jersey Devils.

After the Blues beat Nashville on Saturday at Enterprise Center, the team had to head to the airport to fly to Nashville for the return meeting Sunday. But first, rookie forward Mackenzie MacEachern was told he had to see Ryan Miller, the Blues’ director of hockey operations. MacEachern may have been in the NHL for only a month, but he knows a thing or two about how the league works. He knew there was talk about forward David Perron coming back off the injured reserve list. He knew the Blues were at the roster limit. If Perron was coming back, someone would have to go. He went there expecting what he called “the worst-case scenario,” that he was being sent back to San Antonio. Turns out he was wrong. MacEachern was needed to sign his new contract, a one-year, one-way, $750,000 deal. With that done, he went to the airport. “I guess I was the pessimist there,” MacEachern said. “I knew David Perron was coming back, so I kind of counted in

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It was just the Billikens’ second victory at Smith Center in eight tries and the first since March 2013. And their first game since a 30-point loss at St. Joseph’s last Friday. “We said, ‘We have to get back to us,’” guard Javon Bess said. “We’re a hardplaying team. We like to be the tougher team each time we step on the court, and See SLU • Page B3

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Zone defense key as Billikens prevail BY ELLIOTT SMITH Special to the Post-Dispatch

JUPITER, FLA. • How often do we think — that team just needed one more piece? Or — if that one guy just hadn’t been injured, imagine how good that team would’ve been? That’s the fear, that your favorite team will get so close, and then you end up having to ask those questions. That’s the fear, that after three missed postseasons of saying that about your St. Louis Cardinals, you’ll again say it again after 2019. And it would be even more painful than ever before. One, because it would the fourth year in a row, and the last time the Cardinals missed the playoffs four years in a row, Jordan Hicks wasn’t even born.

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Bears close in on MVC top spot Missouri State stops Evansville, now trails Loyola by one game

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Missouri State made 74 percent of its shots in the first half and built an 18-point lead en route to winning 68-56 at Evansville on Wednesday night. The Bears (14-12, 8-5 Missouri Valley Conference) retained a share of second place, with Drake, in the league and closed to within a game of leader Loyola-Chicago — which lost at Bradley. Drake did not play. Missouri State is at Loyola (94) on Sunday before the reminder of its schedule, four games, is at home. Drake entertains Valparaiso (6-6) on Saturday. Missouri State, which cooled off after its fast start Wednesday but still hit 53.7 percent of its shots from the field (22 of 41), was paced by Tulio Da Silva’s 17 points. It also had 15 each from Jarred Dixon and Ryan Kreklow. The Purple Aces (10-16, 4-9) were led by Marty Hill, who scored 15 points. Bradley 61, Loyola-Chicago 54 • Darrell Brown had 21 points to lift the Braves (14-12, 6-7 MVC). Luuk van Bree added 11 points and 10 rebounds. Marques Townes scored 15 points and added seven rebounds for the Ramblers (16-10, 9-4). No. 1 Tennessee 85, South Carolina 73 • Admiral Schofield had 21 points and 10 rebounds to propel the Volunteers to their schoolrecord 19th consecutive victory. They are 11-0 in Southeastern Conference play for the first time. Tennessee (23-1) also earned its 23rd straight home win. The Vols’ last loss there came on Jan. 2, 2018 — 94-84 against Auburn. Tennessee next has a showdown at No. 5 Kentucky on Sat-

HOW THE TOP 25 FARED 1. Tennessee (23-1) beat South Carolina 85-73. Next: at No. 5 Kentucky, Saturday.

4. Virginia (21-2) idle. Next: vs. Notre Dame, Saturday. 5. Kentucky (20-4) idle. Next: vs. No. 1 Tennessee, Saturday. 6. Michigan (22-3) idle. Next: vs. No. 24 Maryland, Saturday. 7. Nevada (23-1) idle. Next: at Wyoming, Saturday. 8. North Carolina (19-5) idle. Next: at Wake Forest, Saturday. 9. Houston (23-1) idle. Next: at UConn, Thursday. 10. Marquette (21-4) idle. Next: vs. Butler, Wednesday. 11. Michigan State (20-5) idle. Next: vs. Ohio State. 12. Purdue (17-7) idle. Next: vs. Penn State, Saturday. 13. Villanova (20-5) beat Providence 85-67. Next: at St. John’s, Sunday. 14. Kansas (19-6) idle. Next: vs. West Virginia, Saturday. 15. Texas Tech (20-5) beat Oklahoma State 78-50. Next: vs. Baylor, Saturday. 16. Louisville (17-8) idle. Next: vs. Clemson, Saturday. 17. Florida State (19-5) beat Wake Forest 88-66. Next: at Georgia Tech, Saturday. 18. Kansas State (19-5) idle. Next: vs. No. 23 Iowa State, Saturday. 19. LSU (20-4) idle. Next: at Georgia, Saturday. 20. Wisconsin (17-8) idle. Next: vs. Illinois, Monday. 21. Iowa (19-5) idle. Next: at Rutgers, Saturday. 22. Virginia Tech (19-5) beat Georgia Tech 76-68. Next: at Pittsburgh, Saturday. 23. Iowa State (18-6) idle. Next: at No. 18 Kansas State, Saturday. 24. Maryland (19-6) idle. Next: at No. 6 Michigan, Saturday. 25. Buffalo (21-3) idle. Next: at Toledo, Friday.

urday. “There’s a lot of basketball left to be played,” Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said. “I know we’ve got Kentucky next, but I also know that we have to start out with what did we not do well tonight, and what do we have to do

to try to fix that before we can even talk about Kentucky.” South Carolina (12-12, 7-4) made a season-high 14 3-point baskets and shot 60.9 percent from beyond the arc but it wasn’t enough. The Gamecocks were paced by Tre Campbell’s 19 points. The Gamecocks allowed the Vols to have five players score in double figures. “We’ve got to get tougher,” South Carolina coach Frank Martin said. “It hurts my soul that we’re not a tougher team. That goes against everything I stand for, but those are the kids we’ve got. They’re trying real hard. I’m real proud of them and we’ve got to keep working to get better there.” No. 13 Villanova 85, Providence 67 • Eric Paschall scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half and the Wildcats rebounded from their first Big East by romping at home. Phil Booth added 22 for Villanova (20-5, 11-1), which was coming off a one-point loss to No. 10 Marquette. Nate Watson led Providence (14-11, 4-8) with 18 points. No. 15 Texas Tech 78, Oklahoma State 50 • Jarrett Culver scored 19 points to carry the visiting Red Raiders to a lopsided victory. Matt Mooney had 15 points and Tariq Owens added 11 for Texas Tech (20-5, 8-4 Big 12), which has won five of six games. Cameron McGriff scored 18 points for the Cowboys (9-15, 2-9), who have lost seven of eight and scored a season-low total.

WOMEN SLU prevails • Jordyn Frantz scored 24 points, 21 of them in the second half, to spark St. Louis University to a 67-63 victory at Duquesne. The Billikens have won six of their last eight games and are 12-13 overall, 7-5 in Atlantic 10 Conference play. The Dukes fell to 12-12, 6-5.

DIGEST New Jersey cuts contact in prep football practice The executive committee of the organization that governs New Jersey high school athletes has approved a proposal to drastically reduce contact in football practices before and during the season. The proposal passed Wednesday by the executive committee of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association reduces in-season full contact from 90 minutes per week to 15 and preseason full contact from unlimited to 6 hours total, including scrimmages. There will be no change in the existing ban on full contact in the spring and summer. The amount of contact is less than mandates or recommendations by the NFL, NCAA, Ivy League, USA Football, Pop Warner or any other football jurisdiction, the NJSIAA said. The limits won’t take effect until the executive committee has a second reading of the proposal in April and votes again. Rich Hansen, football coach for the past three-plus decades and athletics director at St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, said the changes are not significant for most coaches. “If we all get on board to help the game of football, then we will all be for it,” he said. (AP)

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New football league generates betting interest • Almost no one knows the players and there’s no history to look back on. But that’s not stopping gamblers from making — and bookmakers from taking — bets on America’s newest professional football league, the Alliance of American Football. With one weekend of games under its belt, the league already has drawn interest from some bettors — enough to encourage sportsbooks that the fledgling league’s games are worth offering on a betting menu. “It was more than I expected,” said Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US, which operates books in Nevada and several other states. “Tiny in comparison to the NFL, but not bad considering it’s ... brand new.” Las Vegas sportsbooks also reported mild interest. Jay Kornegay, vice president of race and sportsbook operations at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, said AAF games drew bets at about the same rate as an average college basketball game. One big challenge: How to set betting lines for a league with no past results aside from an exhibition game. Many outlets limited bets on the infant league to $500 to $1,000. (AP) Joshua to fight in U.S. • British boxer Anthony Joshua (22-0) will make his American debut when he defends his World Boxing Association, International Boxing Association Federation, World Boxing Organization and International Boxing Organization belts against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on June 1. (AP)

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Logano no longer feels like the NASCAR Cup Series champion. Even though he thinks it’s cool that people call him “champ,” he says he and his Team Penske crew need to turn the page and start looking toward the new season. “That was last year,” Logano said Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway. “One of my favorite Roger Penske’s quotes is, ‘Don’t trip over your press clippings.’ That’s last year and we need to keep looking forward because right now we’re past champions in my eyes. As soon as we unloaded down here, the championship fun is over and it’s back to trying to win another one. We’re back at zero with everyone else.” He finished third in the exhibition Clash on Sunday and was back at the track three days later for Daytona 500 media day. The 28-year-old Logano won his first Cup championship in November at Homestead-Miami Speedway, beating out fellow title contenders Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. He says winning was the best part, not anything that followed. “To me, the most fun was right when you get out of the car and you see your team and you see your family,” Logano said. “That, to me, was the most rewarding and fun piece, to see everyone else’s face as excited as I was and then getting back home after the

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Defending series champion Joey Logano answers questions Wednesday during a NASCAR Daytona 500 media day interview.

media tour and watching all the specials on TV and kind of reliving the moment. That was fun for me.” Logano will try to become the first defending series champion to win the Daytona 500 since Dale Jarrett in 2000.

JOHNSON’S MARATHON Jimmie Johnson has a lofty goal for the Boston Marathon: completing the grueling, 26.2-mile course in less than three hours. The seven-time Cup Series champion plans to run the April 15 marathon two days after a 400mile NASCAR race at Richmond Raceway. And he doesn’t expect it to be just a Monday stroll. “As long as I stay healthy and

I can keep that (training) volume up, I think I’ll have the kind of day I want to have,” Johnson said. The 43-year-old Johnson, an avid cyclist and fitness freak, has never attempted a marathon. He ran 22 miles once and has run 20 miles every Monday for the last five weeks. Attempting the Boston Marathon hadn’t even been an option until NASCAR’s schedule changed this year. It first caught his eye in 2013, the year of the bombings. “I was watching the race on television and recognized it was on a Monday and thought, ‘Man, I can do that,’” Johnson said. “I can only imagine how special the following year would have been with ‘Boston Strong.’

BUSCH CONTRACT TALKS Kyle Busch says he’s deep into negotiations on a contract extension with Joe Gibbs Racing. Busch has driven the No. 18 Toyota for Gibbs since 2008 and is in a contract year with the organization. He was surprised Wednesday to learn his contract status was public knowledge but indicated he’s not truly a free agent. “We’re in discussions right now, we are talking. It’s all been agreed to,” Busch said. “It’s just a matter of putting pen to paper. We’re all good.” Busch has won 47 Cup races with Gibbs and the 2015 championship. He’s raced for the title in each of the last four seasons.


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02.14.2019 • THURSDAY • M 1

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH • B3

Illini hope to break through on the road Team is playing better than the first time it faced Ohio State BY JOEY WAGNER Decatur Herald & Review

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. • When the Illinois men’s basketball team sat down to watch film of a loss Dec. 5 against Ohio State, they couldn’t help being in disbelief of what they saw. “I don’t know if that was painful or a comedy show or maybe all of the above,” Illinois coach Brad Underwood said. Underwood and the Illini players know there has been improvement in the two months since the first meeting. They’ve climbed up the Big Ten standings, and up 42 spots in the KenPom ratings in the past month — from 113th to 71st — after winning three straight and four of the last five games with a pair of upsets over Top 25 teams. “They’re a much different team than they were when we played them in December,” Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said. But another hurdle remains for Illinois: win a true road game. The Illini (9-15, 5-8) are 0-6 on the road this season. That challenge comes at 6 p.m. Thursday when Illinois plays at Ohio State (16-7, 6-6), which has also won three straight games. “It’s huge,” freshman guard Ayo Dosunmu said. “We talked as a team (Wednesday) about our goals, finishing the season off and what we want to do. Getting the next one (Thursday) on the road, that’s the first step.” Underwood hasn’t seen a common theme emerge in each of the road losses — each has had its own identity. In the most recent, an 86-75 loss at Minnesota on Jan. 30, Illinois couldn’t keep the Gophers off the offensive glass. Iowa hit 15 3-pointers to beat Illinois on Jan. 20. Before that, Illinois didn’t hit a single 3-pointer in a loss at Northwestern on Jan. 6. Little plays, Underwood said, change the game — especially on the road. “To win on the road you’ve got to have a little extra toughness and a little extra grit,” he said. “Maybe we haven’t had that quite enough.” Underwood said all teams struggle to hit shots on the road. Illinois is shooting 46.4 percent from the field in 12 home games this season and 41.1 percent in its six true road games. That theme extends to 3-point land, where the Illini make 36.3 percent of their 3-pointers at home and 30.6 percent on the road.

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Illinois forward Giorgi Bezhanishvili (15) grabs a rebound from Ohio State forward Kaleb Wesson during a game Dec. 5 in Chicago. Bezhanishvili fouled out in a 77-67 Illini loss.

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Illinois isn’t the only team in the Big Ten to struggle on the road. No. 6 Michigan lost on the road to Penn State, the bottom team in the conference, on Tuesday night. Dosunmu and freshman Giorgi Bezhanishvili, the Big Ten freshman of the week and Big Ten player of the week, respectively, emphasized toughness for a full game as a key to winning in a hostile environment. “You have to be mentally tough for 40 minutes,” Dosunmu said. “You can’t take any plays off. We already have 25, 30 thousand screaming, wanting you to lose and wanting you to miss. So you’ve only got what, 16 or 17 people there who are actually with us? That’s where you’ve got to be tough. You’ve got to come in, be tough and work hard and just try to go as hard as you go and leave it all on the floor.” In the six road losses, Illinois has led at halftime in three of the games, was tied once and trailed twice. The Illini have struggled to put a whole game together. “We think that’s the next step: to be disciplined for 40 straight minutes on the road and to not really get into an environment where we get mentally down and the crowd is really screaming,” Bezhanishvili said. Bezhanishvili, in particular, will have his hands full with Ohio State big man Kaleb Wesson, who had 13 points and seven rebounds in the first meeting. He did the bulk of his damage in the second half, helping the Buckeyes erase a first-half deficit. Wesson, a 6-foot-9, 270-pound sophomore, has done a little bit of everything, specifically in the last five games (12.4 points and 5.6 rebounds a game). He’s complemented by freshman Luther Muhammad, who is averaging 13.6 points and 3.5 rebounds in his last five games. In the first meeting, Bezhanishvili battled foul trouble and fouled out with five points and five rebounds. But now he’s coming off a 35-point performance against Rutgers and is Illinois’ second-leading scorer in Big Ten play. “He was in foul trouble at their place,” Holtmann said, “which ultimately might have been a difference in the game. He’s a versatile interior guy who plays really well in their offense and defense. He’s really smart. He can score over either shoulder.” Before hosting Nebraska on Feb. 2, the Illini set a goal to sweep their homestand, which they achieved Saturday against Rutgers. With seven regular season games left, the goal turns from the macro to the micro. “We go game by game now,” Bezhanishvili said. “Our goal is to get roadkill, as the guys say. We haven’t had that yet; that’s our goal. We just look at Ohio State really hungry to get that roadkill.”

Bess scores 26 to lead Bills to victory SLU • FROM B1

the past few games, we haven’t been that. So we tried to make that an emphasis.” A second half that looked as if it would be a back-and-forth affair shifted with about eight minutes remaining. GW’s Javier Langarica hit a jumper to cut SLU’s lead to 50-48, but after that, the Billikens (16-9, 7-5 Atlantic 10) held the Colonials scoreless for 3:41 and allowed just two more field goals the rest of the way. “I thought our zone in the second half was the difference,” SLU coach Travis Ford said. “And our zone helped our offense. We were getting stops, and then we’re seeing the ball go through the net a couple of times — that really helps us.” St. Louis U. also took advantage of miscues by the Colonials (7-17, 3-8) , getting out in transition for some easy baskets, which is not usually part of the Billikens’ arsenal. SLU held a 13-2 advantage in fastbreak points. “We’ve been putting a lot of emphasis on the zone,” guard Jordan Goodwin said. “Coach said the zone would win us a game, and it happened to be this one.” The Billikens’ leaders took control down the stretch as well. Hasahn French corralled nine second-half rebounds and delivered a 3-point play with 5:42 left as the Billikens began to pull away. Bess hit two critical 3-pointers as part of a 15-point second-half burst, including one to give SLU a 60-50 edge with 3:43 remaining. Bess finished with a game-high 26 points as he iced the win for SLU at the free throw line, hitting six straight in the final minute as part of a 12-for-12 night from the charity stripe. “I never really get into the points,” Bess said. “I just always try to do whatever it takes. You make your free throws, you get a lot of points.” Bess’ all-around effort is what Ford expects to see from his senior guard, and the coach knows that Bess’ hard work will rub off on others. “He’s a guy that we expect a lot out of, and he usually steps up for us,” Ford said. “Everybody on our team made a play at some point to help us win this game.” SLU received contributions up and down the lineup, including an impressive first-half effort from Fred Thatch. The freshman scored all 12 of his points early as the Billikens opened up a 10-point lead and then saw GW go on an 11-1 run to close the half and make it 31-31 at the break. “Fred kept us in the game,” Ford said. “If it wasn’t for Fred … the first half was an amazing performance by him.” SLU remains in contention for a topfour spot in the A-10 and the all-important double bye in the conference tournament with six games left. “We’re holding on,” Ford said. “It’s been a tough couple of weeks. You can’t take any of these for granted. It’s a good win for

ST. LOUIS U. 73, GEORGE WASHINGTON 58 FG FT Reb ST. LOUIS U. Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Foreman 11 0-0 2-2 0-1 0 3 French 36 2-8 1-1 0-13 1 2 Bess 40 5-10 12-12 0-6 1 1 Goodwin 38 4-7 2-5 4-8 9 3 Isabell 36 5-11 0-0 0-2 1 2 Thatch 25 5-7 1-2 1-1 2 2 Wiley 14 2-6 0-0 0-0 0 4 Totals 200 23-49 18-22 5-31 14 17 Percentages: FG.469, FT.818. 3-point goals: 9-22, .409. Team rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 12. Blocked shots: 2. Turnovers: 12. Steals: 6. Technical fouls: None. FG FT Reb G. WASHINGTON Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Langarica 29 4-7 2-2 2-2 2 4 Jack 22 4-7 0-0 0-5 0 4 Mazzulla 38 1-6 0-2 0-5 1 3 Potter 16 1-3 0-2 0-0 3 1 D.Williams 35 6-13 5-6 2-5 2 0 Nolan 31 2-10 1-2 0-3 2 2 J.Williams 19 2-4 0-0 0-1 1 2 Littles 6 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 Offurum 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 Mitola 2 0-0 0-0 1-1 1 0 Totals 200 21-51 8-14 5-23 13 16 Percentages: FG.412, FT.571. 3-point goals: 8-17, .471. Team rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 14. Blocked shots: 1. Turnovers: 14. Steals: 2. Technical fouls: None. St. Louis U. 31 42 — George Washington 31 27 —

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AREA CONFERENCE STANDINGS Atlantic 10 Conf VCU 9-2 Davidson 9-2 George Mason 9-3 Dayton 8-3 St. Louis U. 7-5 Duquesne 7-5 St. Bona. 6-5 La Salle 6-5 Rhode Island 5-6 St. Joseph’s (Pa.) 4-8 Richmond 4-8 Geo. Washington 3-8 Massachusetts 2-9 Fordham 1-10

All 18-6 18-6 15-10 16-8 16-9 16-9 10-14 8-15 12-11 11-14 10-15 7-17 9-15 10-14

Big Ten Michigan Michigan St. Purdue Maryland Wisconsin Iowa Ohio St. Minnesota Illinois Rutgers Indiana Nebraska Northwestern Penn St.

Conf 11-3 11-3 10-3 10-4 9-5 8-5 6-6 6-8 5-8 5-9 4-9 4-10 3-10 2-11

All 22-3 20-5 17-7 19-6 17-8 19-5 16-7 16-9 9-15 12-12 13-11 14-11 12-12 9-15

Mo. Valley Loyola (Chi.) Drake Missouri State Illinois State Bradley Valparaiso SIU Carbondale Northern Iowa Indiana State Evansville

Conf 9-4 8-5 8-5 7-6 6-7 6-7 6-7 6-7 5-8 4-9

All 16-10 19-7 14-12 14-12 14-12 13-13 13-13 11-15 13-12 10-16

Ohio Valley Belmont Murray St. Austin Peay Jacksonville St. E. Illinois Morehead St. Tenn. St. E. Kentucky SIUE Tenn.-Martin SEMO Tenn. Tech

Conf 10-2 10-2 10-2 9-3 6-6 5-7 5-7 4-8 4-8 3-9 3-9 3-9

All 19-4 19-4 18-7 17-8 13-12 9-16 8-16 11-14 8-16 8-15 8-17 7-18

SEC Tennessee LSU Kentucky Mississippi So. Carolina Alabama Mississippi St. Auburn Arkansas Florida Missouri Texas A&M Georgia Vanderbilt

Conf 11-0 10-1 9-2 7-4 7-4 6-5 5-6 5-6 5-6 5-6 3-8 3-8 1-10 0-11

All 23-1 20-4 20-4 17-7 12-12 15-9 17-7 16-8 14-10 13-11 12-11 10-13 10-14 9-15

our team, but they’re all hard to come by.” To finish the season strong, especially with tough games against VCU and George Mason still on the slate, the Billikens know they are going to have to dig deep and embrace their defensive identity. “Before the game, Coach came in the locker room and said, ‘Everybody’s got to do 2 percent more,’” said Goodwin, who flirted with another triple-double with a 10-point, nine-assist, eight-rebound performance. “We all just took that heart-toheart, looked at each other and decided to stick together. This shows we’re getting back to our P’s and Q’s. We’ve dropped a lot of games, but from here on out, we’ve got 240 minutes left on the court together, so we’re going to give it all we’ve got.”


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M 1 • THUrSDAy • 02.14.2019

McGee’s duties are different this season Coach will focus on outfield instruction and have less involvement with hitting BY RICK HUMMEL St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JUPITER, FLA. • Fan favorite Willie McGee has returned for his second year as a Cardinals coach. McGee said he very much enjoyed the first year, but he will have adjusted duties this season. In 2018, McGee was something of a hybrid coach, in charge of the outfielders but also available for hitting, bunting and baserunning instruction. This time, McGee said his role would encompass mostly outfield instruction rather than the hitting game — the Cardinals already have two hitting coaches in Jeff Albert and Mark Budaska. “I don’t mess with (the hitting) unless asked,” said McGee. “I’m sure I’ll be busy and I’m sure guys will ask questions.” Manager Mike Shildt sees McGee’s ability to relate to young players through his own experiences to be as important as McGee’s impact on the actual outfield play. “He’s the guy for that,” Shildt said. “Willie is all about accountability.” McGee could see the importance of “talking to the guys while they’re on the bench ... mentally keeping them engaged.” But beyond his outfield work and overall mentorship, McGee said, “If needed, as needed. Other than that, you just stay in your lane.” Harrison Bader became a Gold

Glove type outfielder in his first year with McGee as his coach. McGee also had tutored Bader in the minors, but McGee insisted Bader’s excellence was all due to Bader. “That kid works,” said McGee. “He’s been good all his life. You look at the way he goes about his business now ... that didn’t just start last year. “I had guys like George Hendrick (to teach me) the little stuff. But, as far as being the outfielder Bader is, you can’t teach that. He worked his way there. That’s nothing that I did.” Next week, Jim Edmonds, a Gold Glove center fielder like McGee, will be in camp, and McGee said the outfielders should “by all means, talk to Jimmy.” Edmonds liked to play shallow, McGee deeper when he played. But McGee explained that was the way he had to play in spacious Busch Stadium II, where the center-field wall was 414 feet and the power alleys were 386 and the field was Astroturf. “If you played shallow in Busch Stadium ... if you came in at 200 pounds, by the end of the season you’d be about 180,” said McGee. McGee said his coaching of Bader would not entail him saying, “Bader, play in more.” Or, “Bader, play deep. “I like the middle ground, but he has got to figure out where he’s most comfortable,” McGee said.

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Former Cardinals star center fielder Willie McGee is back with the team for his second season as a coach.

MOLINA TO GO SLOWLY Nine-time All-Star and ninetime Gold Glover Yadier Molina did not catch any of the 16 Cardinals pitchers who threw bullpen sessions between rain drops Wednesday in the first official workout of batterymen. But Shildt knew this going into spring training as Molina recovers from offseason left knee surgery. Shildt, conducting his first spring training news conference on a windy, cool day, is fine with the 36-year-old Molina taking part in and conducting various meetings of catchers and pitchers rather than going full-bore now with catching duties. “Yadi’s going to be gaining his strength,” said Shildt. “He’s in a great spot. He’s not a guy that we feel like we need to push. I wouldn’t see him catching bullpen (sessions) for a while.” Molina had said earlier that he wasn’t intending to play in the exhibitions until about midMarch. This means that three non-

roster catchers will get plenty of work in the exhibition season, which will begin a week from Saturday. Francisco Pena was the backup to Molina in 2018. Andrew Knizner had a big year at Class AA Springfield and Class AAA Memphis, hitting for a combined .313 average. And Joe Hudson, a minor league free agent signee, hit .311 at Class AAA Salt Lake, .346 in a brief time at Class AA Mobile in the Los Angeles Angels’ organization and was two for 12 with the Angels after he had started the year with the Cincinnati organization. “We know what we can expect (from Molina) and we know the time frame will be right for him to be ready for opening day (March 28),” Shildt said. “He’s able to do everything but ... listen, it’s day one of pitchers and catchers.” The non-throwers — the pitchers who didn’t throw bullpen sessions — didn’t go through a complete set of drills because of the soggy field conditions. “It didn’t make a whole lot of sense in covering first base,” said Shildt. “We will have plenty of time for that.” Adam Wainwright, one of those non-throwers, said he enjoyed the brevity of the workout. “Beautiful,” said Wainwright. “That’s how that first day should be. “Get all the (physical) tests taken care of. Go outside, get a little catch in, have some meetings and call it a day. Great.” The 37-year-old Wainwright,

who missed much of the 2018 season with elbow problems, said, “I’ve had a healthy an offseason for the first time in three years. We’ll see what happens.” But Wainwright said, “I think everybody just wants me to go out and play and stop talking about whether I feel good or bad.” Wainwright did address how he felt this year compared to spring 2018, and said, “Last year, I was trying to find a way to make it through each start.”

C. CARPENTER OBSERVES Chris Carpenter, a special assistant, was on hand to view the pitchers and will stay through Monday, but he will be back for another stint later in the spring. Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith and Edmonds will be camp as instructors beginning Monday, with Edmonds, employed by the club now, likely to stay longer than Smith, who generally is there for about a week. The first throwing group of the spring, four abreast, consisted entirely of potential lefthanded relievers — Austin Gomber, Chasen Shreve, Brett Cecil and Tyler Webb. This is unusual because some clubs don’t even have four lefthanded relievers, but Gomber joked, “I was just happy to be in the first group. Usually, I’m in the seventh and I’m throwing 30 minutes later.” Rick Hummel @cmshhummel on Twitter rhummel@post-dispatch.com

Adding Harper might hurt by pushing young star out HOCHMAN • FROM B1

CHRISTIAN GOODEN • cgooden@post-dispatch.com

Former Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter (right) talks with pitching coach Mike Maddux on Wednesday in Jupiter, Fla. Carpenter is on hand to observe in his capacity as a special assistant.

Spring training begins for real CARDS • FROM B1

That audition began, in earnest and in uniform, Wednesday as manager Mike Shildt and Cardinals’ pitchers and catchers held their first official workout of the 2019 season. A storm sat over Jupiter, Fla., and the Cardinals’ complex for most of the day, and some of the planned workouts were moved indoors, under cover, or shifted to another day. Pitchers completed physicals — all but veteran Luke Gregerson were cleared to throw, as scheduled — and some used a 90-minute window to slip through the drizzle to throw bullpen sessions. “We can play baseball in a little bit of rain,” lefty Andrew Miller said. Rookie Alex Reyes was delighted to learn he was moved from a rehab group to a throwing group, and with a collection of coaches and teammates behind him, he threw fastball after fastball. The megawatt prospect has been limited by shoulder and elbow operations to four innings for the Cardinals since 2016, and although he’s on the same wall as Wainwright in the clubhouse, they are arriving at the same theme of spring from different directions. Wainwright, the 37-year-old veteran ace, had the world and is out to prove he still belongs, and Reyes, the 24-year-old projected ace, has been promised the world but needs to prove he’s healthy and ready. Both are competing for a spot on the pitching staff, starter or reliever, and during his brief comments to the team Wednesday morning Shildt stoked that ember of camp. “We already know it’s inherently you vs. yourself,” Shildt said. “One of the things we did talk about is everybody in that room loves competition. A reminder to embrace it. There is competition in this room. One of the things that we love about athletics is we’re at the highest level where competition is at its greatest. We embrace that and welcome that and love that. And you’re involved with it,

in competition, in that clubhouse with the talent we have.” The first of 41 days at spring training began with a curveball for Shildt and his staff: rain nixed the fielding drills and run defense work they had slated for nonthrowers. They had a contingency schedule in place. Shildt had 30 minutes Wednesday morning to spend in his office talking with broadcaster Mike Shannon and Bob Gebhard, a special assistant in the front office, because he didn’t have to run off or scramble to reset the schedule. It was already in place, so Shildt “sponged” – the word the players use for what he does – more than 100 years of combined baseball experience and stories from Shannon and Gebhard. That listening, players add, shows in Shildt’s talking. “What I see in him, honestly, is he’s better than any of the managers I’ve had before at any level (at) an ability to communicate,” Wainwright said. “I’ve got Tony La Russa, Hall of Famer. Mike Matheny won a ton of games. But I haven’t seen anyone communicate as well as Mike Shildt does.” Communication became a larger part of Wednesday’s schedule than planned when Wainwright, Miller and the 15 other non-throwers for the day met inside and discussed run defense instead of going outside to practice plays at first base. Catcher Yadier Molina took catchers and pitchers through the rundefense signs, and he helped direct some of the conversation on how the Cardinals would apprehend opponents trying to steal bases. Even in ideal weather, Shildt and his staff will hold similar symposiums on strategy off the field — and then have the players take that information out on the field. A total of 16 pitchers threw bullpen sessions Wednesday, including a slimmed-down Brett Cecil in the first group, a healthy Dominic Leone in the second group and Reyes in the third, alongside righthander Dakota Hudson. Reyes said his adrenaline got a jolt from all the “eyes on you.” “There is a pile of guys behind the mound watching guys throw

because those guys have electric arms,” Miller said. “We have a fun mix of veteran guys and young guys who have talent through the roof who are trying to prove themselves.” And fewer spots than they have arms. That’s where the competition lies. “We’ve got a team unlike I’ve seen in a few years,” Wainwright said. “In a way, there are openings and in a way there are not. Everybody thinks they’ve got a spot based off performance last year. Young guys came up and did such a good job. We’ve got veteran guys who have been good for a long time who think they’ve got a spot. Everybody is going to have to go out and prove it to make this team.” Injuries and ineffectiveness between injuries limited Wainwright to eight starts and 40 innings this past season. Back from Tommy John surgery, Reyes made one start and threw four innings before his right shoulder came apart. In their absence, Jack Flaherty, Hudson, Hicks, Austin Gomber and others flourished – entering spring training with a headwind of past performance. As it is for Wainwright in the clubhouse, he and Reyes enter spring with positioning for a role, but performance matters. During his pre-workout talk, Shildt said he shared some “expectations and standards” with the pitchers and catchers present. He saved his spring speech for next week, when the full squad has its first workout and gathers in the clubhouse to hear from Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr., the front office, and “our two or three minutes,” Shildt said. In addition to the competition of camp, internal and external, and the collaborative communication he wants during drills, Shildt asked for something else from his first camp as manager. “We talked about normalized excellence,” he said. “It’s great talking about it — it’s more about doing it. … The camp will have its own identity. I’m not worried about it being different. I’m worried about it being done well.” Derrick Goold @dgoold on Twitter dgoold@post-dispatch.com

Two, because the 2019 Cardinals, right now, look really good. Look really ready. No additional moves to the roster, and this is still a team that could and should win the National League Central Division. So a thought is, wouldn’t outfielder Bryce Harper provide you so much value and offensive oomph, that his production proactively makes up for an injury to come? Wouldn’t Harper overcompensate for any potential missing piece? “This is a postseason roster, I think,” Cardinals veteran starter Adam Wainwright said Wednesday, the first day that pitchers and catchers officially worked out at spring training. “I mean, there’s nowhere you can point and say ‘That part of our game can’t play in the postseason.’ I think we’ve had parts of that over the years, the last couple years, where it’s been like — man, that’s really good, if they just had one more something. You know? I mean, of course, you could always add someone. If they signed Harper tomorrow, he’s going to fit in the lineup somewhere, right? They’re going to make room for him, and that’s fine. But when I look at our lineup, when I look at our bullpen, when I look at our starting rotation, I don’t see many holes.” Of course, the question about signing the 26-yearold Harper includes the cost of having him beyond 2019 — and if his presence even does guarantee anything for 2019. This is all about what is the cost of a championship. Or, short-term success at what cost? You can’t buy guarantees in this baseball business, but you can sure stock up on sustenance. It’s a tricky debate. They sure as heck want to win this year. Paul Goldschmidt is an annual MVP candidate, and they made a big play to acquire him. Andrew Miller should replenish the bullpen, one of the big issues from last year. But would signing Harper make the Cardinals, if you will, Red Soxian? Dodgersesque? Is that worth any repercussions of having Harper in future years? But the urgency has never been higher to make the playoffs in 2019. John Mozeliak, the Cardinals’ president of baseball operations, has publicly pointed out the importance of 2019. Again, got Goldschmidt. Got Miller. Lot of optimism. But the Harper hammer seems unlikely. “I think when you look at your club, you can’t always

evaluate it in just a moment in time,” Mozeliak said Wednesday from his office at the Cardinals’ complex in Jupiter. “Everything has this perpetual effect, years out. Whenever I got the opportunity to sit in the seat, I always was focusing on not just today, but where we look at in the future. And I think that has to factor into when you think about decision making. It’s not the most popular, I get it. But the fact is, we’re competitive year in and year out. and there’s a reason for that.” The fear of the long-term Harper deal — or an argument one can make against it — is that his presence actually could stymie growth of future Cardinals teams or players. If the Cardinals splurged and signed Harper today, they’d have to make a tough decision — some player who they think is reliable and capable for the 2019 team would be benched. Or traded. Is it Dexter Fowler? That’s the easy go-to, since Dex had such a troubling 2018. But you probably cannot make him a bench player, and he’d be hard to move. The other guy would be Harrison Bader, the sparkling glove and fan favorite who enters this season needing to prove he can hit sturdily for an entire season. And, it’s already hard enough to find at-bats for Tyler O’Neill, a guy who has potential 2530 home run power. Add another outfielder, and the Cards might never get to see how good he’d be with atbats. And Jose Martinez, who hit .305 last year, is probably thinking — how am I such small potatoes in this conversation! “I feel like right now — who do you want to push out of our current lineup?” Mozeliak said. “And then, regardless of what we know of price points, what’s the incremental value? The way we look at it, we don’t think it’s the smartest way to deploy resources. And I think teams — I can only speak for the Cardinals — but I do feel like for us, we liked the strategy that we did this offseason. Maybe had we not been able to trade for (Paul) Goldschmidt, maybe we would have pivoted somewhere else. I don’t know what that would’ve looked like and I don’t want to guess, but the point is, we were able to get what we were hoping to get.” And so, it appears that No. 34 on the Cardinals this season will be Yairo Munoz. That is, of course, if he makes the club, but that’s a column for another day. Benjamin Hochman @hochman on Twitter bhochman@post-dispatch.com


SPORTS

02.14.2019 • ThurSday • M 1

ST. LOuIS POST-dISPaTCh • B5

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NFL NOTEBOOK

Ex-Dodger Kemp eager to get going with Reds

Broncos set to acquire Flacco

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New Reds outfielder Matt Kemp says he thinks the revamped team, which has lost over 90 games each of the last four seasons, is “going to be pretty good.”

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A week after outfielder Matt Kemp was traded from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Cincinnati Reds, he got a sideline pass for an Oklahoma basketball game and had a chance meeting with another Oklahoma native: Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench. “It was pretty cool,” Kemp said. “It just so happened that I just got traded to Cincinnati. It was only right to sit there and chat with him for a while.” Kemp learned firsthand about some of the Reds’ history after he was included in their biggest offseason trade. Cincinnati acquired Kemp, pitcher Alex Wood, outfielder Yasiel Puig and third baseman-catcher Kyle Farmer for pitcher Homer Bailey and two minorleaguers on Dec. 21. It was the fourth time Kemp, now 34, was traded. “Transitioning every time is different,” he said, as the Reds opened camp in Goodyear, Ariz., with their first workout by catchers and pitchers. “I think this time it is easier. I’ve got a couple guys here who I played with last year. So far so good.” Kemp joins a Reds team with a changed outfield after center fielder Billy Hamilton was allowed to go free and signed with Kansas City. Left fielder Adam Duvall was traded to Atlanta last year. Kemp and Puig join Jesse Winker, Scott Schebler and Philip Ervin in competing for playing time. Kemp batted .290 with 21 homers and 85 RBIs last season. After four straight seasons with over 90 losses, the Reds are looking to be more competitive. “I think we’re going to be pretty good,” Kemp said. New deal for Nola • Aaron Nola and the Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a $45 million, four-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration. The righthander, 25, set career bests last year when he was 17-6 with a 2.37 earned-run average. He would have been eligible for free agency after the 2021 season.. Eligible for arbitration for the first time, Nola had asked for a raise from $573,000 to $6.75 million and the Phillies had offered $4.5 million. Meanwhile, fellow Philadelphia pitcher Jake Arrieta had left knee surgery last month. Manager Gabe Kapler described the procedure as minor and that Arrieta already has pitched off a mound. Team officials expect him to be ready for the regular season. A’s add Anderson; Manaea out • Pitcher Brett Anderson is back with the Oakland Athletics for a third stint, under a $1.5 million, one-year contract. Anderson was 4-5 with a 4.48 ERA in 17 starts and 801/3 innings last season for the A’s. The team placed pitcher Sean Manaea on the 60-day injured list to clear roster room for Anderson. Manaea, who pitched a no-hitter against Boston last April, had arthroscopic shoulder surgery in September. He is expected to be out until around the All-Star break. Players win in arbitration • Pitchers Trevor Bauer, Gerrit Cole and Alex Wood won their salary arbitration cases, giving players a 6-3 advantage over teams to ensure them a winning record in consecutive years for the first time since 1989-90. Bauer was awarded $13 million instead of the Indians’ $11 million offer. Cole was given a $13.5 million rather than the Astros’ offer of $11,425,000. Wood will get $9.65 million instead of the Reds’ $8.7 million offer. Diamondbacks get Joseph • Catcher Caleb Joseph and the Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to a one-year contract that calls for a $1.1 million salary in the major leagues or a $250,000 salary in the minors. Joseph, 32, played five seasons with the Orioles and is ninth among active catchers with a caught-stealing percentage of 29.4. But he hit just .219 last year with three homers and 17 RBIs in 280 plate appearances. Fister retiring • Pitcher Doug Fister is retiring, his agent told MLB.com. Fister, now 35, was 1-7 with a 4.50 ERA for the Rangers last season. He has a 3.72 ERA over 10 years in the big leagues.

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The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to trade veteran quarterback Joe Flacco to the Broncos for a fourth-round pick in this spring’s NFL draft, The Associated Press reported, citing a source. NFL rules prohibit teams from discussing trades until the start of the league year on March 13. Flacco, the MVP of the 2013 Super Bowl following a miraculous playoff win at topseeded Denver, became expendable in Baltimore with the emergence of rookie Lamar Jackson. The former Louisville star led the Ravens into the playoffs after Flacco got hurt. The Broncos again needed an upgrade at QB after Case Keenum’s middling debut in Denver, where a 6-10 finish led general manager John Elway to turn to Vic Fangio, his fourth head coach in six seasons. Now he’s landed his seventh quarterback since Peyton Manning’s tearful retirement following Denver’s win in Super Bowl 50, in February 2016. The others all bombed — draft picks Brock Osweiler, Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch and Chad Kelly, trade acquisition Mark Sanchez and Keenum, who threw for 18 TDs and suffered a career-high 15 interceptions last season to go with a careerhigh 34 sacks. The move to get Flacco seems to mean the Broncos, who have the 10th pick in this year’s draft, aren’t overly enthused about this year’s crop of quarterbacks that includes Missouri’s Drew Lock. Flacco has three years and $63 million left on his contract with a salary of $18.5 million next season, which is 10th-highest in the NFL at his position. His cap hit of that same amount is 21st among quarterbacks. The Broncos could trade Keenum and save $18 million next season. Releasing him would produce $11 million in savings but cost them $7 million. Keenum signed a two-year, $36 million deal in Denver last season with $25 million guaranteed. Either way, Elway’s deal for Flacco continues his build-but-don’t-rebuild ethos. The Broncos have a solid core of young stars and a still superior defense led by Von Miller and Chris Harris Jr. that Elway believes can keep up with the Chargers and Chiefs in the AFC West with the right quarterback leading the way. They wanted a proven veteran such as Flacco or Nick Foles, another Super Bowl MVP. At 34, Flacco is four years older than Foles but he’s been durable, starting all 16 games in nine of his 11 NFL seasons. The other years he started nine and 10 games. Foles has started more than eight games just twice in his seven NFL seasons. Fangio also knows Flacco well, having served on Baltimore’s coaching staff during the quarterback’s first two seasons there.

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Joe Flacco (left) gave way to Lamar Jackson (right) as the Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback, and Flacco now is headed to the Denver Broncos for a fourth-round pick in this year’s draft.

Facilitating the deal for Flacco was the extra fourth-round pick Elway had at his disposal from the trade of receiver Demaryius Thomas to Houston last fall. Raiders looking at options • The Raiders had their first talks about returning for one final season in Oakland since the city filed suit over the team’s planned move. Oakland Coliseum executive director Scott McKibben said he met with Raiders president Marc Badain last week about a lease for 2019, calling the meeting “meaningful and productive” but gave no other details. The sides had been discussing a $7.5 million lease for 2019 until the Raiders walked away from negotiations after Oakland sued the team and the NFL in December. The Raiders have no lease for 2019, their final season before moving to Las Vegas. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said the team needs to make a decision soon for 2019 so the league can make a schedule. The Raiders had talks about sharing a stadium with baseball’s San Francisco Giants. The Raiders also could look into sharing Levi’s Stadium with the San Francisco 49ers.

Elsewhere • The Chargers said they will not pick up the option on defensive tackle Corey Liuget’s contract after he appeared in only six games last season. Liuget missed the first four contests of the season while being suspended for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, then suffered a knee injury. • Kicker Josh Lambo signed a four-year contract extension with the Jaguars, for whom he set a franchise record for consecutive made field goals last season. He converted 24 straight between Nov. 19, 2017 and Nov. 11, 2018. • Chiefs owner Clark Hunt is replacing Bob McNair, who died in November, as head of the NFL’s influential financial committee. Hunt has been on the committee for seven years. • The 49ers released offensive lineman Garry Gilliam, who spent the past two seasons as a backup tackle. He spent his first three seasons with Seattle. • Defensive end Steven Means has signed a one-year contract extension with the Falcons. He made four starts in 2018.

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LOS ANGELES • Sergio Garcia apologized in a statement and in person to the players in his group when he damaged five greens at the Saudi International. He apologized in a social media post and in an interview at his locker Wednesday at Riviera. That has been the easy part. He has had plenty of experience over the years. Garcia said the challenge now is to make sure it does not happen again, knowing that the scrutiny of his behavior will be greater than ever. “I’m sure I’m going to hear it throughout the year,” Garcia told The Associated Press in his first interview since he was disqualified Feb. 2 for the damage he did to five greens out of frustration early in the third round. “My job is to make sure I deal with it the best way possible, and show them that I can grow, that I can move forward and I can be who I am in the right way,” he said. “I want to face my mistakes head on. My job is to go out there and enjoy my game and show everyone that no matter what, I can be the best behaved guy in the classroom. ... I just hope I can maintain their respect.” The Genesis Open is his first event since he lost his head early in the third round at the Saudi International, which he attributed to a personal issue that put him in a bad frame of mind at the start of the week and greens at Royal Greens in Saudi Arabia that were new, grainy and slow. He did not disclose the personal matter and said it was no excuse, and that he knew immediately he had done wrong. “It hit me like on the 10th hole. I started thinking: ‘What am I doing? Get your head back on top of your shoulders,’” Garcia said. “I know I lost it.” The 39-year-old Spaniard has put his emotions on full display since he turned pro in 1999 at age 19, challenged Tiger Woods in the 1999 PGA Championship at Medinah and played in the first of nine Ryder Cups. There was great passion when he won the Masters in 2017 for his first major. But the explosive, petulant variety has been seen far more often over the years, whether it was kicking a shoe that nearly struck an official at Wentworth in 2000,

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Sergio Garcia reaches the first green in the rain during the pro-am round of the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club on Wednesday.

blaming a European Tour rules official for a two-shot penalty in Australia or accusing Woods of disturbing the gallery at TPC Sawgrass, a rift that ended with Garcia making a racially insensitive comment about him. Damaging greens in the middle of a round, which affected the players behind him, caught even his friends by surprise. “We always think he gets over it, but there’s no doubt he’s out of line behaving like that,” said Adam Scott, one of his closest friends in golf. “He said he needs to understand his emotions and channel that in a better way. I’m not a psychologist and don’t know how to do that, but I think it’s a good thing for him. The game can get the better of us at times. It seems to get the better of him more than some others.” Garcia’s disqualification — the European Tour said he would not be suspended — ended a streak of seven straight top 10s worldwide, which began when he was picked for the Ryder Cup in France. He went 3-1-0 for the week at Le Golf National. His game was in good shape. Now he has a reputation to mend. “I feel terrible about it,” Garcia said. “I’ve been thinking about it for the last week, every day. I’m an emotional player. That emotion is probably my biggest strength, but it’s also one of my biggest flaws. If I channel it the right way, it’s amazing. I think that’s why people fol-

low me the way they do. If I channel it the wrong way, it’s too extreme. My goal is make sure the bad gets better and the good stays.” Rory McIlroy, another of his close friends, says being Spanish and full of emotion was “no excuse” for what Garcia did in Saudi Arabia. “It doesn’t matter where you’re from. It’s not acceptable,” McIlroy said. “If you’ve got stuff bothering you, let the course be your sanctuary. I’ve had to deal with that in the past.” Some of the strongest comments came from three-time major champion Brooks Koepka, who said on “Playing Through Podcast” that the Saudi incident was “Sergio acting like a child.” “You’re 40 years old, so you’ve got to grow up eventually,” Koepka said. Garcia pondered what he would say to Koepka when he sees him next week in the Mexico Championship. “I’m going to tell him I agree,” Garcia said. “I’m the first one to say that I was wrong. I agree with what he said. That’s why we’re here, to get better, to grow up and become better people.” He paused and smiled before adding: “But I don’t agree with the age. He got my age wrong. I’m 39, not 40. So I have a year to improve,” Garcia said. “But when I see him, I’ll tell him I agree, and I’m sorry for what happened. And I understand why he would say that.”


HOCKEY

B6 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

MacEachern is finding a role

M 1 • THUrSDAy • 02.14.2019

BLUES NOTEBOOK

Blues to play close competitors

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my head, maybe I was the odd man out. It was a nice little surprise there.” MacEachern has become an unlikely contributor in the unlikely recovery of the Blues, who have gone from the bottom of the Western Conference standings to fourth in the Central Division, a playoff spot, and a decent shot at moving into third before all is done. What MacEachern brings to the team may not have the impact of what Vladimir Tarasenko, Ryan O’Reilly, Alex Pietrangelo, Colton Parayko or Jordan Binnington has done, but MacEachern has become a part of a fourth line that has played a significant role in what the team has done of late. The unit has done a good job of building momentum for the team by keeping the puck in the offensive zone, and they’re a group that, when given opportunities, can seize them. On Tuesday against New Jersey, the trio of MacEachern, Ivan Barbashev and Robert Thomas, only one of whom was in the NHL last season, had three goals, two by Barbashev and one for MacEachern, who now has three goals in 12 games. That’s all the more impressive because he averages just 7:48 of ice time per game. “They do a lot of things that people aren’t going to notice,” captain Pietrangelo said. “They might not score all the time — they are now – but they play against top lines, take D-zone faceoffs, kill penalties, all the things that aren’t really pretty but don’t go unnoticed in this locker room. So when you put in work like they do night in and night out, you’re going to get rewarded. (Tuesday) was one of those nights.” “They’re just young guys who are playing and enjoying the game and having fun,” coach Craig Berube said. “Lot of good skill there.” A year ago, the Blues regularly used a fourth line of Kyle Brodziak, Scottie Upshall and Chris Thorburn, whose ages combined to total 100 years, which is why the three dubbed themselves the Century Line. The current fourth line adds up to 66 years and MacEachern, though the least experienced, is the oldest of the bunch, at 24. There was no grand plan for putting them together. When Thomas came back from a shoulder injury, Berube wanted to limit his minutes and ease him back into action, and the easiest way to do that was to put him on the fourth line. Barbashev had carved out his spot as the fourth-line center, and MacEachern won his spot with his physical play and fast skating when he was called up Jan. 10.

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Blues left winger Mackenzie MacEachern and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber collide in a game Jan. 10, the day MacEachern was called up from the minors.

BLUES AT COYOTES When, where • 8 p.m. Thursday, Gila River Arena TV, radio • Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX (1120 AM) About the Coyotes • Playing Arizona isn’t the optimal way to get the Blues’ struggling power play going. The Coyotes have the NHL’s top penalty-killing unit (85.2 percent) and are second in the league in short-handed goals (12). With Antii Ranta sidelined with a lowerbody injury, Darcy Kuemper has been strong in goal. He is 8-2-3 in the new year with a .920 save percentage and a 2.50 goals-against average in those games. Forwards Michael Grabner and Nick Schmaltz also are sidelined with injuries, taking away some of the Coyotes’ firepower. At age 20, St. Louisan Clayton Keller became the youngest player in franchise history to make the All-Star Game. He leads the Coyotes with 38 points on 11 goals and 27 assists. — Jim Thomas

As the Blues have kept winning, Berube hasn’t wanted to tempt fate by breaking them apart, though Thomas seems primed for a promotion when that time finally comes. In the meantime, having two players as adept with the puck as Barbashev and Thomas makes the line a dangerous weapon. Add in what MacEachern brings – he admits to being the only true “mucker” on the line – such as going into the corner to chase pucks, and it gets even better. “He brings a lot,” Barbashev said. “He’s been working hard for a long time. I think he’s playing really physical. He’s playing smart. It’s really simple for me and Thommy, to be honest. It just feels good. … He looks not nervous out there and it’s actually a good thing for him.” MacEachern admits he was a bit intimidated by his surroundings when he came up, but there’s no evidence of that now. He didn’t hesitate to mix it up with Nashville players in the game Saturday — “I’ve got to get my nose in there when I can and get the boys riled up whenever I get the chance,” he said after the game — and knows that it’s doing the dirty work that’s going to keep him around. Against New Jersey, he made Barbashev’s first goal

happen when he came in on the forecheck while goalie Keith Kinkaid played the puck behind his goal. Kinkaid saw MacEachern coming and turned and played the puck in the other direction, right to Thomas, whose shot was blocked, but Barbashev was there to put in the rebound. “That’s an instance where I just try to make room for those two,” said MacEachern, who got his goal on a breakaway that showed his quickness. “They’re both very skilled players. I just try and do what I do best and go from there.” The reward for MacEachern has been an extended stay in the NHL, a stay that figures to keep going for a bit. “I don’t want to say my life’s changed too much,” he said. “I’m still playing hockey as a job. It’s a little different, you’re at a higher level. Every day counts, every minute counts, so trying to be consistent is probably the biggest thing that’s changed. I’m just trying to be the best I can every day.” And off the ice? “We live a good life in the AHL,” he said, “but I didn’t think it would be this good here. It’s awesome.”

NHL SUMMARIES

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Penguins 3, Oilers 1

GP 57 59 56 55 57 56 57 GP 57 56 58 57 56 56 56 56

W 36 33 29 28 27 22 23 W 34 34 31 25 25 24 23 21

L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 18 3 75 198 163 21-6-3 15-12-0 10-7-0 21 5 71 182 154 18-11-1 15-10-4 9-7-1 22 5 63 145 140 18-8-2 11-14-3 7-6-2 22 5 61 163 162 14-13-2 14-9-3 8-7-3 25 5 59 160 167 13-11-4 14-14-1 9-5-2 23 11 55 182 188 10-11-5 12-12-6 4-7-3 25 9 55 185 209 12-10-6 11-15-3 10-4-3 L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 16 7 75 210 177 18-4-4 16-12-3 14-4-3 16 6 74 205 167 17-5-5 17-11-1 9-6-2 23 4 66 172 162 16-8-3 15-15-1 11-5-2 25 7 57 164 181 13-11-3 12-14-4 7-6-3 26 5 55 150 163 10-13-3 15-13-2 9-7-2 27 5 53 160 187 12-15-1 12-12-4 7-11-1 28 5 51 136 171 12-13-1 11-15-4 8-8-1 26 9 51 127 182 10-8-8 11-18-1 5-6-3

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

GP 57 56 57 56 56 55 57 56 GP 56 57 55 57 57 57 56 56

W 42 35 32 31 28 23 22 21 W 33 31 32 30 29 26 24 21

L OT Pts GF GA Home 11 4 88 223 159 22-5-2 18 3 73 200 159 17-11-1 17 8 72 168 148 21-7-3 18 7 69 172 162 17-10-4 21 7 63 165 171 17-8-4 24 8 54 168 192 12-10-5 28 7 51 159 188 11-13-4 30 5 47 173 205 14-12-4 L OT Pts GF GA Home 17 6 72 161 136 17-7-4 19 7 69 192 183 17-9-5 20 3 67 180 167 15-11-2 20 7 67 196 174 16-10-2 22 6 64 167 164 14-9-4 24 7 59 167 190 14-11-4 24 8 56 159 186 15-9-6 27 8 50 162 194 14-9-5

Away 20-6-2 18-7-2 11-10-5 14-8-3 11-13-3 11-14-3 11-15-3 7-18-1 Away 16-10-2 14-10-2 17-9-1 14-10-5 15-13-2 12-13-3 9-15-2 7-18-3

Div 13-3-0 9-6-3 12-6-2 9-5-5 9-6-3 9-6-3 6-9-4 6-10-2 Div 14-5-1 9-5-2 12-5-1 8-7-1 9-8-2 5-9-1 5-9-3 8-9-2

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday Pittsburgh 3, Edmonton 1 Vancouver at Anaheim, late Tuesday Blues 8, New Jersey 3 Columbus 3, Washington 0 Buffalo 3, NY Islanders 1 Dallas 3, Florida 0 Boston 6, Chicago 3 Tampa Bay 6, Calgary 3 Carolina 4, Ottawa 1 Philadelphia 5, Minnesota 4 Winnipeg 4, NY Rangers 3 Detroit 3, Nashville 2 Toronto 5, Colorado 2 Arizona 5, Vegas 2

Thursday NY Islanders at Columbus, 6 p.m. Calgary at Florida, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Colorado at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Montreal at Nashville, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Blues at Arizona, 8 p.m. Toronto at Vegas, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Washington at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

Friday NY Rangers at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Edmonton at Carolina, 6:30 New Jersey at Minnesota, 7:30 Boston at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Saturday Calgary at Pittsburgh, noon Detroit at Philadelphia, noon Blues at Colorado, 2 p.m. Toronto at Arizona, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Edmonton at NY Islanders, 6 Montreal at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Dallas at Carolina, 7 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose, 9 p.m. Nashville at Vegas, 9 p.m. Boston at Los Angeles, 9:30

PLUS-6 PETRO As the 8-3 rout of the New Jersey Devils was unfolding Tuesday night at Enterprise Center, Pietrangelo got a sense that he and defensive partner Joel Edmundson were on the ice for a lot of Blues goals. Even so, he was surprised to look at the scoresheet after the game and see that he was plus-6 for the evening. “Six is a lot,” Pietrangelo said. “I don’t know if I had a whole lot to do with all of them. I guess I’ll take it.” As such, Pietrangelo made a bit of Blues history. He became one of

INJURY UPDATE Following the New Jersey game Tuesday, interim coach Craig Berube expressed some hope that forward David Perron (upper-body injury) might join the team at some point during this trip. The prognosis changed for the worse following Wednesday’s practice at the Ice Zone in Hazelwood. “Right now, I don’t expect him to be on the trip,” Berube said. Perron last played Jan. 17 in Boston and remains on the injured reserve list; the Blues are 8-1 without him. Perron was not on the ice for Wednesday’s practice. Neither was Alexander Steen, but he was just taking a maintenance day. Everyone else practiced, including defenseman Carl Gunnarsson (upper body), who has missed the past four games. Gunnarsson is with the team on this trip, and Berube described him as day-to-day. PLAYING TIME FOR ALL With the Blues leading 6-1 after two periods against the Devils, Berube eased the workload on his top lines. For example, members of the Brayden Schenn-Ryan O’ReillyVladimir Tarasenko line each got only four shifts in the third period. Some of those minutes went to the fourth line. Mackenzie MacEachern played 10 minutes, 11 seconds, which may not seem like a lot, but it was his high total in his 12-game NHL career. For the first time all season, no Blues forward had has many as 20 shifts or as much as 17 minutes of ice time. Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com

Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (left) and right winger Vladimir Tarasenko embrace after Pietrangelo scored the seventh goal of Tuesday’s game against New Jersey. The Blues won 8-3, extending their winning streak to seven games. COLTER PETERSON • Post-Dispatch

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NHL STANDINGS Central Winnipeg Nashville Dallas Blues Minnesota Colorado Chicago Pacific San Jose Calgary Vegas Vancouver Arizona Edmonton Los Angeles Anaheim

are viewing their three-game road swing, which starts Thursday against Arizona, as Separation Weekend. “Coming into this month, we knew it was gonna be a hard month,” defenseman Jay Bouwmeester said. “We’ve done a pretty good job so far, but I think now we’re getting into the games where you’re against teams that are right around you. “They’re obviously big because you can kind of separate yourselves a little bit. And they’re gonna be desperate knowing everyone’s kind of in that mix.” The Arizona Coyotes (25-26-5) are six points behind the Blues (28-225) in the Western Conference playoff race with 55 points. Saturday’s opponent, the Colorado Avalanche (2223-11), also have 55 points. Sunday’s foe, the Minnesota Wild (27-25-5), are right behind the Blues in the second wild-card spot with 59 points. “All the teams right now, it’s kinda crunch time,” captain Alex Pietrangelo said. “So we’re expecting playoff hockey in every game.” The NHL standings are posted in the Blues’ team meeting room in St. Louis, so it’s easy enough to get the lay of the land in terms of who you’re chasing — and who’s chasing you. Vince Dunn claims he hasn’t looked at an out-of-town score yet this season. Even Pietrangelo says he pays attention to the standings and scores on an “on-and-off” basis. “I just know this is a big weekend for us to kind of push ahead of the teams below us,” Pietrangelo said.

just five players in franchise history to post a plus-6 or better in a regular-season game. It’s the first time it has happened since 1980, when Rick LaPointe and Bill Stewart both were plus-6. The franchise record is plus-7 by Red Berenson, and yes, it came on Nov. 7, 1968 against Philadelphia when he scored a franchise record six goals. Edmundson finished at plus-5 against the Devils.

Penguins top Oilers again

Edmonton 1 0 0 — 1 Pittsburgh 0 2 1 — 3 First period: 1, Edmonton, Draisaitl 33 (McDavid, Klefbom), 4:45. Penalties: None. Second period: 2, Pittsburgh, Rust 16 (Dumoulin, Cullen), 2:30 (sh). 3, Pittsburgh, Blueger 3 (Crosby, Letang), 6:10. Penalties: Pearson, PIT, (closing hand on the puck), 1:55; Rust, PIT, (holding), 11:48; Larsson, EDM, (elbowing), 15:24; Letang, PIT, Penalty Shot (interference on breakaway (penalty shot)), 17:25. Third period: 4, Pittsburgh, McCann 11, 19:00. Penalties: None. Shots: Edmonton 11-16-12: 39. Pittsburgh 8-11-15: 34. Power-plays: Edmonton 0 of 2; Pittsburgh 0 of 1. Goalies: Edmonton, Koskinen 14-12-2 (33 shots-31 saves). Pittsburgh, Murray 17-9-1 (39-38). A: 18,570.

NHL SCORING LEADERS Through Tuesday’s games Player, team GP Nikita Kucherov, TB 57 Patrick Kane, CHI 56 Connor McDavid, EDM 54 Johnny Gaudreau, CGY 56 Mikko Rantanen, COL 56 Nathan MacKinnon, COL 56 Brayden Point, TB 56 Brad Marchand, BOS 56 Mark Scheifele, WPG 57 Blake Wheeler, WPG 57 Mitchell Marner, TOR 56 Leon Draisaitl, EDM 55 David Pastrnak, BOS 56 Steven Stamkos, TB 57 2 tied with 65 pts.

G 25 33 31 29 24 29 33 22 30 12 20 32 31 30

A PTS 63 88 49 82 50 81 48 77 51 75 45 74 39 72 47 69 38 68 56 68 47 67 34 66 35 66 36 66

GOALTENDING LEADERS GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE Minimum 10 games played Player,team GPI MIN GA AVG Jordan Binnington, STL 14 791 24 1.82 Robin Lehner, NYI 31 1787 62 2.08 Jack Campbell, LOS 18 963 34 2.12 Thomas Greiss, NYI 29 1579 60 2.28 Ben Bishop, DAL 34 1980 76 2.3 Laurent Brossoit, WPG 14 834 32 2.3 Anton Khudobin, DAL 25 1334 52 2.34 M. Blackwood, NJD 13 658 26 2.37 Tuukka Rask, BOS 31 1762 70 2.38 Curtis McElhinney, CAR 21 1261 51 2.42 Jaroslav Halak, BOS 29 1674 68 2.44 Andrei Vasilevskiy, TAM 34 2053 84 2.45 Carter Hart, PHI 18 1038 43 2.48 Pekka Rinne, NAS 40 2251 94 2.5 Marc-Andre Fleury, VGS 50 2971 126 2.54 Carey Price, MON 42 2468 105 2.55 Frederik Andersen, TOR 39 2321 99 2.56 Brian Elliott, PHI 14 787 34 2.59 WINS Name Team GPI MIN W L OT Marc-Andre Fleury, VGS 50 2971 29 17 4 Martin Jones, SAN 42 2462 27 10 4 Frederik Andersen, TOR 39 2321 26 11 2 Connor Hellebuyck, WPG 44 2596 26 15 2 Sergei Bobrovsky, CBJ 40 2275 23 16 1 Carey Price, MON 42 2468 23 13 5 Andrei Vasilevskiy, TAM 34 2053 23 7 4 Devan Dubnyk, MIN 47 2695 21 20 4 Jacob Markstrom, VAN 42 2544 21 15 6 David Rittich, CGY 34 1850 20 5 5

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The Oilers’ Darnell Nurse falls on top of the Penguins’ Jared McCann during the third period of Wednesday night’s game in Pittsburgh. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Matt Murray robbed Connor McDavid on a penalty shot for one of his 38 saves and the host Pittsburgh Penguins beat the struggling Edmonton Oilers 3-1 on Wednesday night. Murray’s acrobatic stop on McDavid late in the second period protected a Pittsburgh lead and the Penguins held on to sweep the twogame season series. Bryan Rust, Teddy Blueger and Jared McCann all scored as Pittsburgh picked up two vital points despite playing without suspended center Evgeni Malkin, forced to sit while serving a one-game suspension for an illegal high stick. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby finished with one assist and spent large portions of the night going head to head with McDavid. McDavid picked up an assist on Leon Draisaitl’s first-period goal but

was otherwise held in check. Mikko Koskinen stopped 31 shots for the Oilers but Edmonton lost for the eighth time in nine games. This meeting between two of the game’s biggest stars lacked the electricity of the first — when McDavid and Crosby both scored, with Crosby getting the winner in overtime back on Oct. 23 — but with considerably higher stakes, at least for Pittsburgh. The Penguins entered play with a tenuous one-point lead over Carolina for the second wild-card spot in the jam-packed Eastern Conference. Though Pittsburgh won Monday, it also continued a pattern of one step forward, one step back. Defenseman Olli Maatta went down with an upper-body injury Monday that will sideline him indefinitely and the NHL suspended Malkin for flinging his stick at Philadelphia’s Michael Raffl.


HOCKEY

B6 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

MacEachern is finding a role

M 2 • THUrSDAy • 02.14.2019

BLUES NOTEBOOK

Blues to play close competitors

BLUES • FROM B1

my head, maybe I was the odd man out. It was a nice little surprise there.” MacEachern has become an unlikely contributor in the unlikely recovery of the Blues, who have gone from the bottom of the Western Conference standings to fourth in the Central Division, a playoff spot, and a decent shot at moving into third before all is done. What MacEachern brings to the team may not have the impact of what Vladimir Tarasenko, Ryan O’Reilly, Alex Pietrangelo, Colton Parayko or Jordan Binnington has done, but MacEachern has become a part of a fourth line that has played a significant role in what the team has done of late. The unit has done a good job of building momentum for the team by keeping the puck in the offensive zone, and they’re a group that, when given opportunities, can seize them. On Tuesday against New Jersey, the trio of MacEachern, Ivan Barbashev and Robert Thomas, only one of whom was in the NHL last season, had three goals, two by Barbashev and one for MacEachern, who now has three goals in 12 games. That’s all the more impressive because he averages just 7:48 of ice time per game. “They do a lot of things that people aren’t going to notice,” captain Pietrangelo said. “They might not score all the time — they are now – but they play against top lines, take D-zone faceoffs, kill penalties, all the things that aren’t really pretty but don’t go unnoticed in this locker room. So when you put in work like they do night in and night out, you’re going to get rewarded. (Tuesday) was one of those nights.” “They’re just young guys who are playing and enjoying the game and having fun,” coach Craig Berube said. “Lot of good skill there.” A year ago, the Blues regularly used a fourth line of Kyle Brodziak, Scottie Upshall and Chris Thorburn, whose ages combined to total 100 years, which is why the three dubbed themselves the Century Line. The current fourth line adds up to 66 years and MacEachern, though the least experienced, is the oldest of the bunch, at 24. There was no grand plan for putting them together. When Thomas came back from a shoulder injury, Berube wanted to limit his minutes and ease him back into action, and the easiest way to do that was to put him on the fourth line. Barbashev had carved out his spot as the fourth-line center, and MacEachern won his spot with his physical play and fast skating when he was called up Jan. 10.

BY JIM THOMAS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

GLENDALE, ARIZ. • The Blues

COLTER PETERSON • cpeterson@post-dispatch.com

Blues left winger Mackenzie MacEachern and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber collide in a game Jan. 10, the day MacEachern was called up from the minors.

BLUES AT COYOTES When, where • 8 p.m. Thursday, Gila River Arena TV, radio • Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX (1120 AM) About the Coyotes • Playing Arizona isn’t the optimal way to get the Blues’ struggling power play going. The Coyotes have the NHL’s top penalty-killing unit (85.2 percent) and are second in the league in short-handed goals (12). With Antii Ranta sidelined with a lowerbody injury, Darcy Kuemper has been strong in goal. He is 8-2-3 in the new year with a .920 save percentage and a 2.50 goals-against average in those games. Forwards Michael Grabner and Nick Schmaltz also are sidelined with injuries, taking away some of the Coyotes’ firepower. At age 20, St. Louisan Clayton Keller became the youngest player in franchise history to make the All-Star Game. He leads the Coyotes with 38 points on 11 goals and 27 assists. — Jim Thomas

As the Blues have kept winning, Berube hasn’t wanted to tempt fate by breaking them apart, though Thomas seems primed for a promotion when that time finally comes. In the meantime, having two players as adept with the puck as Barbashev and Thomas makes the line a dangerous weapon. Add in what MacEachern brings – he admits to being the only true “mucker” on the line – such as going into the corner to chase pucks, and it gets even better. “He brings a lot,” Barbashev said. “He’s been working hard for a long time. I think he’s playing really physical. He’s playing smart. It’s really simple for me and Thommy, to be honest. It just feels good. … He looks not nervous out there and it’s actually a good thing for him.” MacEachern admits he was a bit intimidated by his surroundings when he came up, but there’s no evidence of that now. He didn’t hesitate to mix it up with Nashville players in the game Saturday — “I’ve got to get my nose in there when I can and get the boys riled up whenever I get the chance,” he said after the game — and knows that it’s doing the dirty work that’s going to keep him around. Against New Jersey, he made Barbashev’s first goal

happen when he came in on the forecheck while goalie Keith Kinkaid played the puck behind his goal. Kinkaid saw MacEachern coming and turned and played the puck in the other direction, right to Thomas, whose shot was blocked, but Barbashev was there to put in the rebound. “That’s an instance where I just try to make room for those two,” said MacEachern, who got his goal on a breakaway that showed his quickness. “They’re both very skilled players. I just try and do what I do best and go from there.” The reward for MacEachern has been an extended stay in the NHL, a stay that figures to keep going for a bit. “I don’t want to say my life’s changed too much,” he said. “I’m still playing hockey as a job. It’s a little different, you’re at a higher level. Every day counts, every minute counts, so trying to be consistent is probably the biggest thing that’s changed. I’m just trying to be the best I can every day.” And off the ice? “We live a good life in the AHL,” he said, “but I didn’t think it would be this good here. It’s awesome.”

NHL SUMMARIES

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Penguins 3, Oilers 1

GP 57 59 56 55 57 56 57 GP 57 56 58 58 56 56 57 56

W 36 33 29 28 27 22 23 W 34 34 31 25 25 24 22 23

L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 18 3 75 198 163 21-6-3 15-12-0 10-7-0 21 5 71 182 154 18-11-1 15-10-4 9-7-1 22 5 63 145 140 18-8-2 11-14-3 7-6-2 22 5 61 163 162 14-13-2 14-9-3 8-7-3 25 5 59 160 167 13-11-4 14-14-1 9-5-2 23 11 55 182 188 10-11-5 12-12-6 4-7-3 25 9 55 185 209 12-10-6 11-15-3 10-4-3 L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 16 7 75 210 177 18-4-4 16-12-3 14-4-3 16 6 74 205 167 17-5-5 17-11-1 9-6-2 23 4 66 172 162 16-8-3 15-15-1 11-5-2 26 7 57 164 182 13-11-3 12-15-4 7-7-3 26 5 55 150 163 10-13-3 15-13-2 9-7-2 27 5 53 160 187 12-15-1 12-12-4 7-11-1 26 9 53 128 182 11-8-8 11-18-1 6-6-3 28 5 51 136 171 12-13-1 11-15-4 8-8-1

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

GP 57 56 57 56 56 55 57 56 GP 56 57 55 57 57 57 56 56

W 42 35 32 31 28 23 22 21 W 33 31 32 30 29 26 24 21

L OT Pts GF GA Home 11 4 88 223 159 22-5-2 18 3 73 200 159 17-11-1 17 8 72 168 148 21-7-3 18 7 69 172 162 17-10-4 21 7 63 165 171 17-8-4 24 8 54 168 192 12-10-5 28 7 51 159 188 11-13-4 30 5 47 173 205 14-12-4 L OT Pts GF GA Home 17 6 72 161 136 17-7-4 19 7 69 192 183 17-9-5 20 3 67 180 167 15-11-2 20 7 67 196 174 16-10-2 22 6 64 167 164 14-9-4 24 7 59 167 190 14-11-4 24 8 56 159 186 15-9-6 27 8 50 162 194 14-9-5

Away 20-6-2 18-7-2 11-10-5 14-8-3 11-13-3 11-14-3 11-15-3 7-18-1 Away 16-10-2 14-10-2 17-9-1 14-10-5 15-13-2 12-13-3 9-15-2 7-18-3

Div 13-3-0 9-6-3 12-6-2 9-5-5 9-6-3 9-6-3 6-9-4 6-10-2 Div 14-5-1 9-5-2 12-5-1 8-7-1 9-8-2 5-9-1 5-9-3 8-9-2

Wednesday Pittsburgh 3, Edmonton 1 Anaheim 1, Vancouver 0 Tuesday Blues 8, New Jersey 3 Columbus 3, Washington 0 Buffalo 3, NY Islanders 1 Dallas 3, Florida 0 Boston 6, Chicago 3 Tampa Bay 6, Calgary 3 Carolina 4, Ottawa 1 Philadelphia 5, Minnesota 4 Winnipeg 4, NY Rangers 3 Detroit 3, Nashville 2 Toronto 5, Colorado 2 Arizona 5, Vegas 2

Thursday NY Islanders at Columbus, 6 p.m. Calgary at Florida, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Colorado at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Montreal at Nashville, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Blues at Arizona, 8 p.m. Toronto at Vegas, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Washington at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

Friday NY Rangers at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Edmonton at Carolina, 6:30 New Jersey at Minnesota, 7:30 Boston at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Saturday Calgary at Pittsburgh, noon Detroit at Philadelphia, noon Blues at Colorado, 2 p.m. Toronto at Arizona, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Edmonton at NY Islanders, 6 Montreal at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Dallas at Carolina, 7 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose, 9 p.m. Nashville at Vegas, 9 p.m. Boston at Los Angeles, 9:30

PLAYING TIME FOR ALL With the Blues leading 6-1 after two periods against the Devils, Berube eased the workload on his top lines. For example, members of the Brayden Schenn-Ryan O’ReillyVladimir Tarasenko line each got only four shifts in the third period. Some of those minutes went to the fourth line. Mackenzie MacEachern played 10 minutes, 11 seconds, which may not seem like a lot, but it was his high total in his 12-game NHL career. For the first time all season, no Blues forward had has many as 20 shifts or as much as 17 minutes of ice time. Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com

Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (left) and right winger Vladimir Tarasenko embrace after Pietrangelo scored the seventh goal of Tuesday’s game against New Jersey. The Blues won 8-3, extending their winning streak to seven games. COLTER PETERSON • Post-Dispatch

Penguins top Oilers again

Edmonton 1 0 0 — 1 Pittsburgh 0 2 1 — 3 First period: 1, Edmonton, Draisaitl 33 (McDavid, Klefbom), 4:45. Penalties: None. Second period: 2, Pittsburgh, Rust 16 (Dumoulin, Cullen), 2:30 (sh). 3, Pittsburgh, Blueger 3 (Crosby, Letang), 6:10. Penalties: Pearson, PIT, (closing hand on the puck), 1:55; Rust, PIT, (holding), 11:48; Larsson, EDM, (elbowing), 15:24; Letang, PIT, Penalty Shot (interference on breakaway (penalty shot)), 17:25. Third period: 4, Pittsburgh, McCann 11, 19:00. Penalties: None. Shots: Edmonton 11-16-12: 39. Pittsburgh 8-11-15: 34. Power-plays: Edmonton 0 of 2; Pittsburgh 0 of 1. Goalies: Edmonton, Koskinen 14-12-2 (33 shots-31 saves). Pittsburgh, Murray 17-9-1 (39-38). A: 18,570.

Ducks 1, Canucks 0 Vancouver 0 0 0 — 0 Anaheim 1 0 0 — 1 First Period: 1, Anaheim, Silfverberg 13 (Grant, Shore), 6:30. Penalties: Kesler, ANA, Major (fighting), 7:55; Leivo, VAN, Major (fighting), 7:55; Virtanen, VAN, (high sticking), 8:32; Shore, ANA, (tripping), 10:11; Perry, ANA, (roughing), 10:11; Gudbranson, VAN, (roughing), 10:11; Getzlaf, ANA, (interference), 17:22. Second Period: None. Penalties: Getzlaf, ANA, Major (fighting), 1:30; Gudbranson, VAN, Major (fighting), 1:30; Hutton, VAN, (hooking), 5:12; Beagle, VAN, (hooking), 11:33. Third Period: None. Penalties: Ritchie, ANA, (tripping), 1:38; Rakell, ANA, (slashing), 7:10. Shots: Vancouver 15-8-12: 35. Anaheim 6-6-10: 22. Power-plays: Vancouver 0 of 4; Anaheim 0 of 3. Goalies: Vancouver, Markstrom 21-16-6 (21 shots-20 saves). Anaheim, Boyle 1-0-0 (35-35). A: 17,174

NHL SCORING LEADERS

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

PLUS-6 PETRO As the 8-3 rout of the New Jersey Devils was unfolding Tuesday night at Enterprise Center, Pietrangelo got a sense that he and defensive partner Joel Edmundson were on the ice for a lot of Blues goals. Even so, he was surprised to look at the scoresheet after the game and see that he was plus-6 for the evening. “Six is a lot,” Pietrangelo said. “I don’t know if I had a whole lot to do with all of them. I guess I’ll take it.” As such, Pietrangelo made a bit of Blues history. He became one of

INJURY UPDATE Following the New Jersey game Tuesday, interim coach Craig Berube expressed some hope that forward David Perron (upper-body injury) might join the team at some point during this trip. The prognosis changed for the worse following Wednesday’s practice at the Ice Zone in Hazelwood. “Right now, I don’t expect him to be on the trip,” Berube said. Perron last played Jan. 17 in Boston and remains on the injured reserve list; the Blues are 8-1 without him. Perron was not on the ice for Wednesday’s practice. Neither was Alexander Steen, but he was just taking a maintenance day. Everyone else practiced, including defenseman Carl Gunnarsson (upper body), who has missed the past four games. Gunnarsson is with the team on this trip, and Berube described him as day-to-day.

Tom Timmermann • 314-340-8190 @tomtimm on Twitter ttimmermann@post-dispatch.com

NHL STANDINGS Central Winnipeg Nashville Dallas Blues Minnesota Colorado Chicago Pacific San Jose Calgary Vegas Vancouver Arizona Edmonton Anaheim Los Angeles

are viewing their three-game road swing, which starts Thursday against Arizona, as Separation Weekend. “Coming into this month, we knew it was gonna be a hard month,” defenseman Jay Bouwmeester said. “We’ve done a pretty good job so far, but I think now we’re getting into the games where you’re against teams that are right around you. “They’re obviously big because you can kind of separate yourselves a little bit. And they’re gonna be desperate knowing everyone’s kind of in that mix.” The Arizona Coyotes (25-26-5) are six points behind the Blues (28-225) in the Western Conference playoff race with 55 points. Saturday’s opponent, the Colorado Avalanche (2223-11), also have 55 points. Sunday’s foe, the Minnesota Wild (27-25-5), are right behind the Blues in the second wild-card spot with 59 points. “All the teams right now, it’s kinda crunch time,” captain Alex Pietrangelo said. “So we’re expecting playoff hockey in every game.” The NHL standings are posted in the Blues’ team meeting room in St. Louis, so it’s easy enough to get the lay of the land in terms of who you’re chasing — and who’s chasing you. Vince Dunn claims he hasn’t looked at an out-of-town score yet this season. Even Pietrangelo says he pays attention to the standings and scores on an “on-and-off” basis. “I just know this is a big weekend for us to kind of push ahead of the teams below us,” Pietrangelo said.

just five players in franchise history to post a plus-6 or better in a regular-season game. It’s the first time it has happened since 1980, when Rick LaPointe and Bill Stewart both were plus-6. The franchise record is plus-7 by Red Berenson, and yes, it came on Nov. 7, 1968 against Philadelphia when he scored a franchise record six goals. Edmundson finished at plus-5 against the Devils.

Through Tuesday’s games Player, team GP Nikita Kucherov, TB 57 Patrick Kane, CHI 56 Connor McDavid, EDM 54 Johnny Gaudreau, CGY 56 Mikko Rantanen, COL 56 Nathan MacKinnon, COL 56 Brayden Point, TB 56 Brad Marchand, BOS 56 Mark Scheifele, WPG 57 Blake Wheeler, WPG 57 Mitchell Marner, TOR 56 Leon Draisaitl, EDM 55 David Pastrnak, BOS 56 Steven Stamkos, TB 57 2 tied with 65 pts.

G 25 33 31 29 24 29 33 22 30 12 20 32 31 30

A PTS 63 88 49 82 50 81 48 77 51 75 45 74 39 72 47 69 38 68 56 68 47 67 34 66 35 66 36 66

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The Oilers’ Darnell Nurse falls on top of the Penguins’ Jared McCann during the third period of Wednesday night’s game in Pittsburgh. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Matt Murray robbed Connor McDavid on a penalty shot for one of his 38 saves and the host Pittsburgh Penguins beat the struggling Edmonton Oilers 3-1 on Wednesday night. Murray’s acrobatic stop on McDavid late in the second period protected a Pittsburgh lead and the Penguins held on to sweep the twogame season series. Bryan Rust, Teddy Blueger and Jared McCann all scored as Pittsburgh picked up two vital points despite playing without suspended center Evgeni Malkin, forced to sit while serving a one-game suspension for an illegal high stick. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby finished with one assist and spent large portions of the night going head to head with McDavid. McDavid picked up an assist on Leon Draisaitl’s first-period goal but

was otherwise held in check. Mikko Koskinen stopped 31 shots for the Oilers but Edmonton lost for the eighth time in nine games. This meeting between two of the game’s biggest stars lacked the electricity of the first — when McDavid and Crosby both scored, with Crosby getting the winner in overtime back on Oct. 23 — but with considerably higher stakes, at least for Pittsburgh. The Penguins entered play with a tenuous one-point lead over Carolina for the second wild-card spot in the jam-packed Eastern Conference. Though Pittsburgh won Monday, it also continued a pattern of one step forward, one step back. Defenseman Olli Maatta went down with an upper-body injury Monday that will sideline him indefinitely and the NHL suspended Malkin for flinging his stick at Philadelphia’s Michael Raffl.


SPORTS

02.14.2019 • ThurSday • M 1 NBA SUMMARIES

NBA STANDINGS

Nets 148, Cavaliers 139, 3OT

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Toronto 43 16 Boston 37 21 Philadelphia 37 21 Brooklyn 30 29 New York 10 47 Southeast W L Charlotte 27 29 Miami 26 30 Orlando 26 32 Washington 24 34 Atlanta 19 38 Central W L Milwaukee 43 14 Indiana 38 20 Detroit 26 30 Chicago 14 44 Cleveland 12 46

Brooklyn: LeVert 5-14 0-0 12, Hollis-Jefferson 7-10 3-3 17, Allen 4-11 2-4 10, Russell 13-30 5-6 36, Harris 9-12 3-3 25, Carroll 5-13 5-5 18, Graham 0-0 0-0 0, Davis 2-5 2-4 6, Napier 4-11 0-0 10, Crabbe 3-7 6-9 14. Totals 52-113 26-34 148. Cleveland: Osman 5-10 1-2 13, Nwaba 3-3 0-0 7, Zizic 2-5 2-2 6, Sexton 10-22 2-4 24, Knight 3-8 0-0 6, Adel 0-0 0-0 0, Chriss 9-16 2-3 23, Nance Jr. 3-12 0-0 8, Dellavedova 1-6 1-2 3, Stauskas 2-4 2-2 7, Clarkson 16-34 3-3 42. Totals 54-120 13-18 139. Brooklyn 30 25 29 25 9 10 20 — 148 Cleveland 29 29 26 25 9 10 11 — 139 3-point goals: Brooklyn 18-45 (Russell 5-15, Harris 4-5, Carroll 3-5, LeVert 2-5, Napier 2-6, Crabbe 2-6, Allen 0-1, Hollis-Jefferson 0-2), Cleveland 18-42 (Clarkson 7-17, Chriss 3-6, Nance Jr. 2-3, Osman 2-4, Sexton 2-5, Nwaba 1-1, Stauskas 1-2, Knight 0-4). Fouled out: Zizic, Nwaba, Nance Jr., Chriss. Rebounds: Brooklyn 60 (Allen 12), Cleveland 57 (Nance Jr. 14). Assists: Brooklyn 31 (LeVert 9), Cleveland 35 (Dellavedova 13). Total fouls: Brooklyn 23, Cleveland 37. A: 17,434 (20,562).

Bucks 106, Pacers 97 Milwaukee: Middleton 5-16 3-5 15, Antetokounmpo 12-22 9-10 33, Lopez 3-11 0-0 9, Bledsoe 1-4 2-4 4, Brogdon 6-11 4-5 17, Wilson 0-2 0-0 0, Ilyasova 4-7 1-2 11, Hill 5-8 1-1 12, Brown 0-0 1-2 1, Snell 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 38-86 21-29 106. Indiana: Bogdanovic 7-14 5-6 20, Young 3-9 0-0 7, Turner 4-13 2-2 11, Collison 5-11 2-2 14, Matthews 2-7 3-3 8, McDermott 2-5 0-0 5, Sabonis 7-12 0-0 14, Leaf 0-0 0-0 0, Joseph 4-8 0-0 8, Evans 3-10 1-2 10. Totals 37-89 13-15 97. Milwaukee 26 29 21 30 — 106 Indiana 18 29 32 18 — 97 3-point goals: Milwaukee 9-31 (Lopez 3-10, Ilyasova 2-3, Middleton 2-5, Hill 1-3, Brogdon 1-4, Wilson 0-1, Snell 0-1, Antetokounmpo 0-2, Bledsoe 0-2), Indiana 10-27 (Evans 3-5, Collison 2-4, Young 1-2, McDermott 1-2, Matthews 1-3, Turner 1-4, Bogdanovic 1-4, Sabonis 0-1, Joseph 0-2). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Milwaukee 52 (Antetokounmpo 19), Indiana 43 (Sabonis 9). Assists: Milwaukee 22 (Antetokounmpo 11), Indiana 22 (Collison 7). Total fouls: Milwaukee 14, Indiana 23. Technicals: Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer. A: 17,311 (20,000).

Celtics 118, Pistons 110 Detroit: B.Brown 1-3 0-0 3, Griffin 10-19 8-12 32, Drummond 8-14 5-8 21, Jackson 5-11 5-6 18, Kennard 4-10 1-2 11, Maker 1-7 4-4 6, Pachulia 1-2 2-2 4, Smith 1-3 0-0 2, Galloway 0-3 0-0 0, Ellington 5-12 0-0 13. Totals 36-84 25-34 110. Boston: Hayward 5-8 7-8 18, Morris 5-12 0-1 11, Horford 6-12 2-2 17, Smart 6-11 0-0 16, Tatum 8-18 0-0 19, Ojeleye 3-4 1-2 9, Theis 2-6 2-2 6, Wanamaker 2-2 0-0 5, J.Brown 8-15 0-0 17. Totals 45-88 12-15 118. Detroit 29 23 20 38 — 110 Boston 28 29 34 27 — 118 3-point goals: Detroit 13-40 (Griffin 4-8, Jackson 3-6, Ellington 3-10, Kennard 2-6, B.Brown 1-3, Galloway 0-2, Maker 0-5), Boston 16-39 (Smart 4-9, Horford 3-5, Tatum 3-8, Ojeleye 2-3, Wanamaker 1-1, Hayward 1-3, J.Brown 1-4, Morris 1-4, Theis 0-2). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Detroit 41 (Drummond 17), Boston 47 (Horford 14). Assists: Detroit 19 (Kennard, Griffin 5), Boston 32 (Horford, Hayward 8). Total fouls: Detroit 18, Boston 22. Technicals: Boston coach Celtics (Defensive three second), Theis. A: 18,624 (18,624).

Pct .729 .638 .638 .508 .175 Pct .482 .464 .448 .414 .333 Pct .754 .655 .464 .241 .207

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Houston 33 24 San Antonio 33 26 Dallas 26 31 New Orleans 25 33 Memphis 23 36 Northwest W L Denver 39 18 Oklahoma City 37 19 Portland 33 23 Utah 32 25 Minnesota 27 30 Pacific W L Golden State 41 15 LA Clippers 31 27 Sacramento 30 27 LA Lakers 28 29 Phoenix 11 47 Wednesday Brooklyn 148, Cleveland 139, 3OT Milwaukee 106, Indiana 97 Boston 118, Detroit 110 Philadelphia 126, New York 111 Toronto 129, Washington 120 Chicago 122, Memphis 110 Minnesota 121, Houston 111 Miami 112, Dallas 101 Denver 120, Sacramento 118 Golden State at Portland, late Phoenix at LA Clippers, late

Pct .579 .559 .456 .431 .390 Pct .684 .661 .589 .561 .474 Pct .732 .534 .526 .491 .190

ST. LOuIS POST-dISPaTCh • B7

GB — 5½ 5½ 13 32 GB — 1 2 4 8½ GB — 5½ 16½ 29½ 31½

L10 7-3 7-3 6-4 4-6 0-10 L10 5-5 4-6 6-4 3-7 4-6 L10 8-2 6-4 6-4 3-7 3-7

Str W-6 W-2 W-1 W-1 L-18 Str L-1 W-1 W-4 L-2 W-1 Str W-2 L-1 L-1 W-1 L-1

Home 24-5 23-8 23-7 17-13 4-23 Home 19-9 11-16 15-15 17-11 9-16 Home 23-5 22-8 17-13 6-23 7-22

Away 19-11 14-13 14-14 13-16 6-24 Away 8-20 15-14 11-17 7-23 10-22 Away 20-9 16-12 9-17 8-21 5-24

Conf 27-10 27-10 21-15 21-17 6-34 Conf 20-16 14-19 18-15 17-23 12-26 Conf 30-8 27-11 17-19 10-25 10-29

GB — 1 7 8½ 11 GB — 1½ 5½ 7 12 GB — 11 11½ 13½ 31

L10 6-4 6-4 5-5 3-7 4-6 L10 7-3 9-1 6-4 6-4 4-6 L10 9-1 5-5 6-4 3-7 0-10

Str L-1 W-1 L-2 L-2 L-2 Str W-2 W-4 L-2 L-1 W-2 Str W-5 L-1 L-1 L-2 L-14

Home 20-9 22-7 20-9 16-11 14-15 Home 25-4 20-7 23-8 18-10 19-10 Home 22-7 15-12 19-11 16-12 7-22

Away 13-15 11-19 6-22 9-22 9-21 Away 14-14 17-12 10-15 14-15 8-20 Away 19-8 16-15 11-16 12-17 4-25

Conf 21-16 24-19 14-20 15-21 15-21 Conf 24-10 21-14 19-19 19-16 17-22 Conf 25-10 19-18 16-21 19-18 7-30

Tuesday Atlanta 117, LA Lakers 113 Boston 112, Philadelphia 109 Orlando 118, New Orleans 88 San Antonio 108, Memphis 107 Golden State 115, Utah 108

Friday Team World vs. Team USA at Charlotte, N.C., 8 p.m.

Thursday Charlotte at Orlando, 6 p.m. New York at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 7 p.m.

Sunday 2019 NBA All-Star game Team LeBron West vs. Team Giannis East at Charlotte, N.C., 7 p.m.

Saturday No games scheduled.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Nets’ D’Angelo Russell goes up for a shot while being guarded by the Cavaliers’ Jordan Clarkson (8) in the first half Wednesday night.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Bulls 122, Grizzlies 110

Heat 112, Mavericks 101

Memphis: Holiday 1-4 1-1 3, Jackson Jr. 5-10 0-0 12, Rabb 2-3 0-0 4, Conley 3-11 5-6 12, Bradley 7-12 0-0 15, Caboclo 3-4 0-0 8, Miles 5-12 0-0 12, Valanciunas 6-14 0-0 12, Noah 2-4 4-6 8, Carter 1-3 1-2 3, Wright 4-6 2-2 12, Dorsey 4-6 0-0 9. Totals 43-89 13-17 110. Chicago: Porter Jr. 16-20 2-2 37, Markkanen 6-14 6-6 21, Lopez 10-15 5-6 25, Arcidiacono 1-2 0-0 2, LaVine 5-10 4-4 15, Felicio 2-4 4-7 8, Harrison 3-4 0-0 6, Alkins 0-0 0-0 0, Selden 2-7 1-2 6, Luwawu-Cabarrot 0-4 2-2 2, Blakeney 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 45-80 24-29 122. Memphis 32 30 21 27 — 110 Chicago 36 31 25 30 — 122 3-point goals: Memphis 11-31 (Caboclo 2-3, Wright 2-3, Jackson Jr. 2-4, Miles 2-7, Bradley 1-2, Dorsey 1-3, Conley 1-5, Valanciunas 0-1, Carter 0-1, Holiday 0-2), Chicago 8-20 (Porter Jr. 3-5, Markkanen 3-6, LaVine 1-3, Selden 1-3, Lopez 0-1, Luwawu-Cabarrot 0-2). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Memphis 31 (Valanciunas 7), Chicago 47 (Markkanen, Porter Jr. 10). Assists: Memphis 33 (Valanciunas, Conley, Bradley, Wright 5), Chicago 28 (Arcidiacono 11). Total fouls: Memphis 19, Chicago 19. Technicals: Chicago coach Bulls (Defensive three second). A: 19,114 (20,917).

Miami: Richardson 6-12 1-2 14, Olynyk 4-6 0-0 10, Whiteside 3-6 0-0 6, Winslow 5-12 0-0 11, Waiters 7-13 3-3 20, Johnson 5-7 0-1 12, Adebayo 3-4 4-4 10, Wade 9-14 3-4 22, McGruder 2-7 1-2 7. Totals 44-81 12-16 112. Dallas: Finney-Smith 1-7 2-2 5, Kleber 4-7 1-1 11, Mejri 1-1 0-0 2, Doncic 5-17 5-7 18, Hardaway Jr. 7-15 2-3 20, Jackson 2-5 0-0 4, Nowitzki 5-14 0-0 12, Powell 2-4 2-2 6, Brunson 3-7 0-0 6, Harris 1-4 6-7 9, Burke 0-3 0-0 0, Broekhoff 2-3 0-0 6, Lee 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 34-88 18-22 101. Miami 29 28 32 23 — 112 Dallas 25 33 16 27 — 101 3-point goals: Miami 12-30 (Waiters 3-8, Johnson 2-2, Olynyk 2-3, McGruder 2-4, Wade 1-3, Winslow 1-3, Richardson 1-7), Dallas 15-52 (Hardaway Jr. 4-11, Doncic 3-9, Broekhoff 2-3, Kleber 2-5, Nowitzki 2-10, FinneySmith 1-4, Harris 1-4, Powell 0-1, Burke 0-1, Brunson 0-2, Jackson 0-2). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Miami 47 (Winslow 11), Dallas 38 (Doncic 12). Assists: Miami 24 (Winslow, Richardson 6), Dallas 24 (Doncic 9). Total fouls: Miami 20, Dallas 17. Technicals: Miami coach Heat (Defensive three second). A: 20,364 (19,200).

Raptors 129, Wizards 120

T’Wolves 121, Rockets 111

Washington: J.Green 8-14 3-3 23, Ariza 5-11 6-6 19, Bryant 5-11 1-2 13, Randle 0-4 2-4 2, Beal 6-15 14-15 28, Parker 8-15 5-7 22, Johnson 0-2 1-2 1, Portis 5-10 0-0 12, McRae 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 37-84 32-39 120. Toronto: D.Green 3-6 2-2 10, Siakam 15-25 10-12 44, Ibaka 4-9 1-2 10, Lowry 4-12 2-2 14, Powell 3-10 5-6 11, Anunoby 9-14 0-0 22, Boucher 1-2 0-0 3, Gasol 2-7 3-4 7, Loyd 0-0 0-0 0, Lin 3-7 2-2 8. Totals 44-92 25-30 129. Washington 26 39 28 27 — 120 Toronto 30 29 44 26 — 129 3-point goals: Washington 14-40 (J.Green 4-7, Ariza 3-9, Portis 2-4, Bryant 2-4, Beal 2-7, Parker 1-3, McRae 0-1, Johnson 0-2, Randle 0-3), Toronto 16-38 (Siakam 4-5, Anunoby 4-8, Lowry 4-10, D.Green 2-4, Ibaka 1-1, Boucher 1-2, Lin 0-3, Powell 0-5). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Washington 43 (Parker 9), Toronto 52 (Ibaka 13). Assists: Washington 27 (Beal 11), Toronto 32 (Lowry 13). Total fouls: Washington 28, Toronto 27. Technicals: Toronto coach Nick Nurse. A: 19,800 (19,800).

Houston: Gordon 5-13 0-0 13, Tucker 3-7 0-0 8, Faried 5-12 2-2 12, Paul 4-13 6-7 16, Harden 15-34 4-4 42, Nene 2-4 0-0 4, Shumpert 1-4 0-0 3, Green 5-11 0-0 13. Totals 40-98 12-13 111. Minnesota: Deng 4-9 4-6 13, Saric 6-9 1-1 15, Towns 11-18 0-0 25, Teague 11-16 4-4 27, Okogie 7-15 0-2 16, Tolliver 0-1 0-0 0, Gibson 4-8 2-2 10, Dieng 0-0 0-0 0, Rose 5-13 2-2 12, Canaan 1-1 0-0 3, Bayless 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 49-90 13-17 121. Houston 29 29 26 27 — 111 Minnesota 28 24 35 34 — 121 3-point goals: Houston 19-53 (Harden 8-22, Green 3-6, Gordon 3-8, Tucker 2-5, Paul 2-8, Shumpert 1-4), Minnesota 10-20 (Towns 3-4, Saric 2-2, Okogie 2-6, Canaan 1-1, Teague 1-1, Deng 1-4, Rose 0-1, Tolliver 0-1). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Houston 37 (Faried 11), Minnesota 47 (Towns 9). Assists: Houston 23 (Paul 8), Minnesota 31 (Teague 12). Total fouls: Houston 18, Minnesota 13. Technicals: Green. A: 15,131 (19,356).

Sacramento: Barnes 7-19 2-2 19, Bjelica 5-7 0-1 13, Cauley-Stein 3-5 2-2 8, Fox 6-11 2-4 15, Hield 9-23 5-5 25, Bagley III 4-7 2-4 11, Giles III 1-2 5-5 7, Koufos 0-0 0-0 0, Ferrell 2-6 0-0 4, Bogdanovic 5-13 5-5 16, Burks 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-93 23-28 118. Denver: Barton 4-12 4-5 13, Millsap 10-16 4-5 25, Jokic 7-17 6-6 20, Murray 3-8 2-2 10, Beasley 8-18 3-3 21, Craig 1-4 0-0 2, Lyles 1-3 1-2 3, Plumlee 4-5 0-0 8, Thomas 3-6 0-0 8, Morris 4-10 2-2 10. Totals 45-99 22-25 120. Sacramento 41 28 22 27 — 118 Denver 30 35 28 27 — 120 3-point goals: Sacramento 11-32 (Bjelica 3-5, Barnes 3-9, Hield 2-7, Bagley III 1-2, Fox 1-2, Bogdanovic 1-5, Ferrell 0-2), Denver 8-31 (Thomas 2-5, Murray 2-5, Beasley 2-7, Millsap 1-2, Barton 1-5, Jokic 0-2, Craig 0-2, Morris 0-3). Fouled out: Giles III. Rebounds: Sacramento 44 (Barnes 11), Denver 53 (Jokic 18). Assists: Sacramento 30 (Fox 10), Denver 26 (Jokic 11). Total fouls: Sacramento 23, Denver 19. Technicals: Bogdanovic, Denver coach Michael Malone 2, Beasley 2. Ejected: Beasley. A: 17,938 (19,520).

NBA LEADERS

Booker, PHX Irving, BOS LaVine, CHI Towns, MIN Mitchell, UTA Thompson, GOL DeRozan, SAN Westbrook, OKC

76ers 126, Knicks 111 Philadelphia: Butler 4-6 5-5 13, Harris 9-14 4-5 25, Embiid 7-13 12-14 26, B.Simmons 5-7 8-14 18, Redick 4-10 5-5 15, Ennis III 1-3 0-0 2, Scott 3-8 0-0 8, Marjanovic 5-7 0-0 10, McConnell 3-7 0-0 6, J.Simmons 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 42-78 34-43 126. New York: Hezonja 0-3 0-0 0, Vonleh 1-5 1-1 3, Jordan 5-10 2-2 12, Smith Jr. 5-15 3-3 13, Knox 4-10 0-1 9, Thomas 2-2 0-0 5, Kornet 2-11 2-2 7, Robinson 5-8 4-7 14, Allen 5-11 2-3 13, Dotson 6-16 2-2 16, Trier 5-9 6-6 19. Totals 40-100 22-27 111. Philadelphia 37 34 29 26 — New York 33 22 36 20 — 3-point goals: Philadelphia 8-23 (Harris 3-7, Scott 2-6, Redick 2-6, J.Simmons 1-2, Ennis III 0-2), New York 9-29 (Trier 3-4, Dotson 2-7, Thomas 1-1, Allen 1-3, Knox 1-4, Kornet 1-8, Vonleh 0-2). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Philadelphia 47 (Embiid 14), New York 43 (Robinson 13). Assists: Philadelphia 33 (Butler 8), New York 27 (Jordan 7). Total fouls: Philadelphia 24, New York 27. A: 18,983 (19,812).

Through Wednesday’s games Scoring G FG Harden, HOU 53 566 George, OKC 55 518 Curry, GOL 45 430 Davis, NOR 44 446 Durant, GOL 56 542 Embiid, PHL 53 476 Antetokounmpo, MIL 52 519 Leonard, TOR 43 398 Lillard, POR 55 477 Griffin, DET 53 470 Walker, CHA 56 487 Beal, WAS 57 529

FT 536 326 193 320 355 431 340 286 335 316 251 229

PTS 1934 1577 1284 1252 1541 1447 1407 1159 1445 1386 1412 1430

AMERICA’S LINE NO LINE REPORT: On the NBA board, there is no line on the Celtics — Pistons game due to Boston G Kyrie Irving . On the NHL board, there is no line on the Penguins — Oilers game due to Pittsburgh F Evgeni Malkin . BOXING REPORT: In the IBF welterweight title fight on March 16 at Arlington, Texas, Errol Spence Jr. is -$420 vs. Mikey Garcia at +$340; in the WBO welterweight title fight on April 20 at Madison Square Garden, Terence Crawford is -$1100 vs. Amir Khan at +$700; in the WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight title fight on May 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Saul Alvarez is -$300 vs. Daniel Jacobs at +$240. NBA Favorite Points Underdog Nets 6.5 CAVALIERS Bucks 4.5 PACERS CELTICS NL Pistons RAPTORS 11 Wizards 76ers 10.5 KNICKS BULLS 1.5 Grizzlies MAVERICKS 2.5 Heat NUGGETS 8 Kings T’WOLVES PK Rockets Warriors 4.5 BLAZERS CLIPPERS 11.5 Suns COLLEGE BASKETBALL Favorite Points Underdog VILLANOVA 11 Providence Saint Louis 4 GEORGE WASH TENNESSEE 17 S Carolina Missouri St 1.5 EVANSVILLE TEMPLE 5 Smu GA SOUTHERN 9 S Alabama C FLORIDA 6.5 S Florida Memphis 9 E CAROLINA NORTHWESTERN 5.5 Rutgers GEORGE MASON 8 Massachusetts VIRGINIA COMM 12.5 Richmond Clemson 1.5 MIAMI-FLORIDA LASALLE 1.5 Duquesne FLORIDA ST 18 Wake Forest GEORGIA ST 9.5 Troy VIRGINIA TECH 13 Georgia Tech NC STATE 3 Syracuse Loyola-Chicago 2.5 BRADLEY NORTHERN IOWA 1.5 Illinois St VALPARAISO 4 Indiana St AUBURN 8 Mississippi XAVIER 1 Creighton SETON HALL 4 Georgetown Texas Tech 6.5 OKLAHOMA ST NEBRASKA 4 Minnesota NEW MEXICO 16 San Jose St UTAH ST 22 Wyoming FLORIDA 11.5 Vanderbilt Ucla 8 CALIFORNIA CAL-DAVIS 3.5 CS-Northridge CS-FULLERTON 7 Long Beach St COLORADO 2.5 Arizona St FRESNO ST 6.5 Boise St STANFORD 1.5 Usc Added Game SIENA 2 Iona NHL Favorite Odds Underdog PENGUINS NL Oilers DUCKS -$110/-$110 Canucks Grand Salami: Over/under 12.5 goals. Home team in CAPS © 2019 B. Eckstein

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Announced the resignation of vice president of community affairs and educational programming and president of MLB charities Thomas Brasuell, effective Feb. 22. American League LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Agreed to terms with RHP Daniel Hudson on a minor league contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Placed LHP Sean Manaea on the 60-day IL. Signed LHP Brett Anderson to a one-year contract.

126 111

AVG 36.5 28.7 28.5 28.5 27.5 27.3 27.1 27.0 26.3 26.2 25.2 25.1

Russell helps Nets to win in 3 OTs over Cavaliers

43 47 50 56 53 55 54 48

FG Percentage Gobert, UTA Jordan, NYK Capela, HOU Harrell, LAC Adams, OKC Sabonis, IND

379 420 412 468 435 476 447 384 FG 320 229 315 370 343 305

National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Placed RHP Taijuan Walker on the 60-day IL. Signed C Caleb Joseph to a one-year contract. NEW YORK METS — Named Tony DeFrancesco manager, Glenn Abbott pitching coach, Joel Chimelis hitting coach, Benny Distefano bench coach, Grant Hufford trainer and Josh Fields performance coach of Syracuse (IL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Agreed to terms with RHP Aaron Nola on a four-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Placed RHP Johnny Cueto on the 60-day IL. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Traded RHP Trevor Gott to San Francisco for cash. Signed LHP Vidal Nuno and OF Hunter Jones to minor league contracts. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Fined Philadelphia C Joel Embiid $25,000 for public criticism of the officiating. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES — Signed F Bruno Caboclo to a multi-year contract. PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS — Signed C Enes Kanter. Women’s NBA LOS ANGELES SPARKS — Signed G/F Tierra Ruffin-Pratt. FOOTBALL | NFL ATLANTA FALCONS — Agreed to terms with DE Steven Means on a one-year contract extension. CAROLINA PANTHERS — Named Everette Brown assistant linebackers coach, Ben Jacobs assistant special teams coach. Defensive line coach Sam Mills III has added game management coach responsibilities. DETROIT LIONS — Re-signed LS Don Muhlbach. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Signed PK Josh Lambo to a four-year contract extension. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Released OL Garry Gilliam. HOCKEY | NHL NEW YORK RANGERS — Returned F Vinni Lettieri to Hartford (AHL). Recalled F Ty Ronning from Maine (ECHL) to Hartford. SOCCER | MLS CINCINNATI — Signed F Kekuta Manneh. COLUMBUS CREW — Traded the right of first refusal to F Kekuta Manneh to FC Cincinnati for allocation money. COLLEGE RICE — Promoted offensive coordinator Jerry Mack to associate head coach. Dunlevie Family Head Coach Mike Bloomgren announced on Wednesday that offensive coordinator Jerry Mack will become the Owls associate head coach.

SOCCER Champions League (Home teams listed first)

ROUND OF 16 FIRST LEG Tuesday Manchester United (England) 0, Paris Saint-Germain (France) 2 Roma (Italy) 2, Porto (Portugal) 1 Wednesday Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands) 1, Real Madrid (Spain) 2 Tottenham (England) 3, Borussia Dortmund (Germany) 0 Tuesday, Feb. 19 Liverpool (England) vs. Bayern Munich (Germany), 2 p.m. Lyon (France) vs. Barcelona (Spain), 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 Atletico Madrid (Spain) vs. Juventus (Italy), 2 p.m. Schalke (Germany) vs. Manchester City (England), 2 p.m.

SECOND LEG Tuesday, March 5 Borussia Dortmund (Germany) vs. Tottenham (England), 2 p.m.

222 149 246 261 204 99 254 198

1071 1108 1157 1294 1189 1215 1155 1019

FGA 489 353 499 593 563 503

Nuggets 120, Kings 118

24.9 23.6 23.1 23.1 22.4 22.1 21.4 21.2 PCT .654 .649 .631 .624 .609 .606

McGee, LAL Ayton, PHX Antetokounmpo, MIL Collins, ATL Rebounds Drummond, DET Jordan, NYK Embiid, PHL Davis, NOR Gobert, UTA Antetokounmpo, MIL Capela, HOU Whiteside, MIA Towns, MIN Vucevic, ORL

245 377 519 315 G 52 55 53 44 57 52 42 49 56 57

Real Madrid (Spain) vs. Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands), 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 Paris Saint-Germain (France) vs. Manchester United (England), 2 p.m. Porto (Portugal) vs. Roma (Italy), 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 Juventus (Italy) vs. Atletico Madrid (Spain), 2 p.m. Manchester City (England) vs. Schalke (Germany), 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 Barcelona (Spain) vs. Lyon (France), 2 p.m. Bayern Munich (Germany) vs. Liverpool (England), 2 p.m.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Area results WEDNESDAY Women’s basketball SLU 67, Duquesne 63 St. Louis CC 82, Mo. Baptist JV 49 SE Illinois 97, SW Illinois 60 Fontbonne 81, Iowa Wesleyan 55 Men’s basketball Missouri State 68, Evansville 56 John A. Logan 91, Lewis & Clark 69 Mineral Area 88, St. Louis CC 86, OT Iowa Wesleyan 87, Fontbonne 79

Area basketball schedule W: UMSL at Indianapolis, 4:30 p.m. M: Eastern Illinois at SIUE, 5:30 p.m. W: SEMO at UT Martin, 5:30 p.m. W: McKendree at Southern Indiana, 5:30 p.m. W: Lindenwood at Fort Hays State, 5:30 p.m. W: Maryville at Lewis, 5:30 p.m. W: STL Pharmacy at FreedHardeman, 5:30 p.m. W: Missouri Baptist at Williams Baptist, 5:30 p.m. W: LU-Belleville at HannibalLaGrange, 5:30 p.m. M: UMSL at Indianapolis, 6:30 p.m. W: Harris-Stowe at Stephens, 7 p.m. W: Eastern Illinois at SIUE, 7:30 p.m. M: SEMO at UT Martin, 7:30 p.m. M: McKendree at Southern Indiana, 7:30 p.m. M: Lindenwood at Fort Hays State, 7:30 p.m. M: Maryville at Lewis, 7:30 p.m. M: STL Pharmacy at FreedHardeman, 7:30 p.m. M: Missouri Baptist at Williams Baptist, 7:30 p.m. M: LU-Belleville at HannibalLaGrange, 7:30 p.m. W: Missouri at Mississippi State, 8 p.m.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL How the Top 25 fared 1. Baylor (22-1) beat Kansas State 69-48. Next: vs. Oklahoma, Saturday. 2. Louisville (23-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 20 Miami, Sunday. 3. Oregon (23-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 9 Oregon State, Friday. 4. UConn (22-2) idle. Next: at UCF, Sunday. 5. Mississippi State (22-1) idle. Next: vs. Missouri, Thursday. 6. Notre Dame (23-3) beat Boston College 97-47. Next: at No. 12 N.C. State, Monday. 7. Maryland (22-2) idle. Next: vs. Nebraska, Thursday. 8. Marquette (21-3) idle. Next: at St. John’s, Friday. 9. Oregon State (20-4) idle. Next: at No. 3 Oregon, Friday. 10. Stanford (19-4) idle. Next: at UCLA, Friday. 11. South Carolina (17-6) idle. Next: vs. Georgia, Thursday. 12. N.C. State (22-2) beat No. 16 Syracuse 77-73. Next: vs. No. 6 Notre Dame, Monday. 13. Gonzaga (22-2) idle.

OFF 267 180 132 142 214 117 208 187 191 153

406 642 892 545 DEF 511 565 582 434 519 537 320 424 486 535

.603 .587 .582 .578 TOT 778 745 714 576 733 654 528 611 677 688

AVG 15.0 13.5 13.5 13.1 12.9 12.6 12.6 12.5 12.1 12.1

D’Angelo Russell scored 14 of his 36 points in the third overtime and the Brooklyn Nets outlasted the host Cleveland Cavaliers 148-139 on Wednesday night. DeMarre Carroll (Mizzou) made a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer of the second overtime to tie the game, and the Nets carried the momentum into the third extra session. Russell, who is headed to play in his first All-Star Game, had two points in the first half and scored Brooklyn’s first 11 points in the third overtime, including two 3-pointers. Joe Harris scored 25 points and Carroll had 18 as the Nets improved to 30-29 — above .500 at the All-Star break for the first time since 2012-13. Jordan Clarkson (Mizzou) scored a career-high 42 points for Cleveland. Collin Sexton had 24 points and Marquese Chriss added 23. The teams were playing their final game before the break, likely a good thing after going 63 minutes in a contest that saw 23 lead changes. Cavaliers forward Kevin Love sat out to get additional rest following foot surgery.

NOTEBOOK Portland signs Kanter • Center Enes Kanter has joined the Portland Trail Blazers.

Next: vs. San Diego, Thursday. 14. Iowa (19-5) idle. Next: vs. Illinois, Thursday. 15. Texas (20-5) idle. Next: vs. Kansas State, Sunday. 16. Syracuse (18-6) lost to No. 12 N.C. State 77-73. Next: vs. Wake Forest, Sunday. 17. Kentucky (20-5) idle. Next: vs. Arkansas, Sunday. 18. Iowa State (18-6) lost to TCU 76-69. Next: vs. Oklahoma State, Saturday. 19. Arizona State (16-6) idle. Next: vs. Colorado, Friday. 20. Miami (21-5) idle. Next: at No. 2 Louisville, Sunday. 21. Florida State (20-4) idle. Next: at Clemson, Thursday. 22. Texas A&M (18-5) idle. Next: vs. LSU, Thursday. 23. Rutgers (17-6) idle. Next: vs. Ohio State, Thursday. 24. Michigan State (17-6) idle. Next: at Wisconsin, Thursday. 25. South Dakota (22-3) idle. Next: at Western Illinois, Saturday.

MEN’S BASKETBALL Major scores East Adelphi 83, St. Rose 67 Army 71, Boston U. 61 Baruch 82, Staten Island 78 Colgate 74, Holy Cross 70 Dominican (NY) 92, Concordia (N.Y.) 83 Farmingdale 85, Mount St. Vincent 68 Hartford 81, Maine 73 Iona 57, Siena 52 La Salle 73, Duquesne 72 Lafayette 80, Navy 74 Loyola (Md.) 86, American U. 84 Mass.-Lowell 86, Albany (NY) 54 Saint Louis 73, G. Wash. 58 Seton Hall 90, Georgetown 75 Temple 82, SMU 74 UMBC 64, Binghamton 50 Vermont 73, New Hampshire 44 Villanova 85, Providence 67 Wilmington (Del.) 86, Georgian Court 79 Far West New Mexico 92, San Jose St. 60 Utah St. 76, Wyoming 59 Southwest Houston Bapt. 75, Cent. Arkansas 71 Lamar 75, Northwestern St. 70 Sam Houston 70, Texas A&M-CC 69 Steph. F. Austin 67, McNeese St. 57 Texas Tech 78, Oklahoma St. 50 Midwest Adrian 78, Alma 74 Bethany Lutheran 106, North Central (Minn.) 75 Bethel (Minn.) 84, Gustavus 81 Bradley 61, Loyola (Chi.) 54 Calvin 76, Albion 65 Carleton 58, Concordia (Moor.) 53 Concordia (Ill.) 69, Marian (Wis.) 46 Crown (Minn.) 72, Martin Luther 56 Hope 107, Olivet 78 Indiana St. 87, Valparaiso 82, OT Macalester 83, Augsburg 77 Madonna 72, Aquinas 65 Michigan-Dearborn 82, Wilberforce 53 Missouri St. 68, Evansville 56 N. Iowa 77, Illinois St. 64 Nebraska 62, Minnesota 61 North Central (Ill.) 85, Carthage 54 Northwestern (Minn.) 88, Minn.-Morris 65 Rutgers 59, Northwestern 56 St. John’s (Minn.) 94, St. Thomas (Minn.) 75 St. Norbert 90, Lawrence 62 St. Olaf 58, Hamline 55 St. Scholastica 94, Northland 86 Trine 67, Kalamazoo 57 Wis.-La Crosse 66, Wis.-Oshkosh 61

Kanter was waived by the New York Knicks along with Wesley Matthews following the trade deadline last week. Kanter announced Wednesday on Twitter that he had signed with the Blazers for the rest of the season. The center from Turkey came to the Knicks from Oklahoma City in the Carmelo Anthony trade in September 2017 and averaged 14 points and 10.8 rebounds in 115 games over two seasons. Embiid fined • Joel Embiid has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for public criticism of referees that included profanity. Embiid’s comments came at the end of his postgame interview following Philadelphia’s 112-109 home loss to Boston on Tuesday. Other news • Point guard Isaiah Thomas made his Denver Nuggets debut Wednesday night. Thomas’ last NBA game was last March with the Los Angeles Lakers before undergoing an arthroscopic procedure to fix his troublesome hip. The Nuggets signed him to a oneyear deal in the offseason. ... Memphis signed forward Bruno Caboclo to a multi-year contract after having first signing him to consecutive 10-day contracts. Terms of the deal announced Wednesday were not disclosed.

Wis.-River Falls 66, Wis.-Eau Claire 62 Wis.-Stevens Pt. 80, Wis.-Stout 53 Wis.-Whitewater 58, Wis.-Platteville 49 Xavier 64, Creighton 61, OT South Abilene Christian 64, Nicholls 48 Campbell 87, Hampton 64 Florida 66, Vanderbilt 57 Florida G.C. 57, NJIT 55 Florida St. 88, Wake Forest 66 Gard.-Webb 77, Charleston S. 74 George Mason 80, UMass 75, OT Ga. Southern 75, South Alabama 65 Georgia St. 77, Troy 63 Jacksonville 93, Stetson 70 King (Tenn.) 78, Lees-McRae 70 Liberty 74, Lipscomb 66 Lincoln Memorial 107, Hiwassee 54 Longwood 62, High Point 59 Memphis 79, East Carolina 69 Miami 65, Clemson 64 Mississippi 60, Auburn 55 NC State 73, Syracuse 56 North Florida 80, Kennesaw St. 57 SE Louisiana 70, Incarnate Word 64 Tennessee 85, South Carolina 73 UCF 78, South Florida 65 UNC Asheville 57, SC-Upstate 53 VCU 81, Richmond 60 Virginia Tech 76, Georgia Tech 68 Winthrop 93, Presbyterian 85

BOXING Fight schedule Friday Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minn. (ESPN) Rob Brant vs. Khasan Baysangurov, 12, for Brant’s WBA World middleweight title; Derrick Webster vs. Lennox Allen, 10, super middleweights. Kansas Star Arena, Mulvane, Kan. (SHO) | Jesse Angel Hernandez vs. Thomas Patrick Ward, 10, for the vacant NABA-USA Super Bantamweight title; Shohjahon Ergashev vs. Mykal Fox, 10, super lightweights; Apti Davtaev vs. Richard Carmack, 10, haevyweights. Saturday Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles (FOX) Leo Santa Cruz vs. Rafael Rivera, 12, for Santa Cruz’s WBA Super World featherweight title; Carlos Licona vs. DeeJay Kriel, 12, for Licona’s IBF minimumweight title; Cesar Juarez vs. Ryosuke Iwasa, 10, bantamweights; Omar Figueroa Jr. vs. John Molina Jr., 10, welterweights; Hugo Centeno Jr. vs. Oscar Cortez, 10, middleweights. Feb. 23 O2 Arena, London | James DeGale vs. Chris Eubank Jr., 12, super middleweights; Joe Joyce vs. Bermane Stiverne, 12, heavyweights. Minneapolis Armory (FOX) | Anthony Dirrell vs. Avni Yildirim, 12, for the vacant WBC World super middleweight title; Mark Anthony Hernandez vs. Jeison Rosario, 10, middleweights; Jamal James vs. Janer Gonzalez, 10, welterweights. Tijuana, Mexico | Brandon Rios vs. Humberto Soto, 12, lightweights. March 1 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Fla. | Derrieck Cuevas vs. Ed Paredes, 10, welterweights. March 2 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (SHO) Brian Castano vs. Erislandy Lara, 12, for Castano’s WBA super welterweight title; Ricardo Nunez vs Edner Cherry, 12, super featherweights; Luis Ortiz vs. Christian Hammer, 10, heavyweights. March 9 Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, N.Y. | Dmitry Bivol vs. Sullivan Barrera, 12, for Bivol’s WBA World light heavyweight title; Maurice Hooker vs. Mikkel LesPierre, 12, for Hooker’s WBO World super

lightweights title; Callum Johnson vs. Sean Monaghan, 10, light heavyweights. Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, Calif. (FOX) | Shawn Porter vs. Yordenis Ugas, 12, for Porter’s WBC welterweight title; Edwin Rodriguez vs. Andrzej Fonfara, 10, heavyweights. March 16 AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas (PPV) | Errol Spence Jr. vs. Mikey Garcia, 12, for Spence’s IBF welterweight title; David Benavidez vs. J’Leon Love, 10, super middleweights. March 17 Madison Square Garden Theater, New York (ESPN) | Felix Verdejo vs Antonio Lozada Jr., 10, lightweights; Christopher Diaz vs. Miguel Beltran Jr., 10, super featherweights; Mick Conlan vs. Ruben Garcia Hernandez, 10, featherweights; Jessie Magdaleno vs. Christopher Doaz, 10, featherweights; Luis Collazo vs. Samuel Vargas, 10, welterweights. March 23 the Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (ESPN) | Kubrat Pulev vs. Robert Helenus, 10, heavyweights. March 24 MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Md. (FS1) | Lamont Peterson vs. Sergey Lipinets, 12, welterweights.

HOCKEY NHL Leaders Through Wednesday’s games Goal Scoring Alex Ovechkin, WAS Jeff Skinner, BUF Patrick Kane, CHI Brayden Point, TAM John Tavares, TOR Leon Draisaitl, EDM Cam Atkinson, CBJ Connor McDavid, EDM David Pastrnak, BOS Joe Pavelski, SAN Mark Scheifele, WPG Steven Stamkos, TAM Alex DeBrincat, CHI Johnny Gaudreau, CGY Gabriel Landeskog, COL Nathan MacKinnon, COL Sean Monahan, CGY Jake Guentzel, PIT Tomas Hertl, SAN Evander Kane, SAN

GP 56 56 56 56 56 55 53 54 56 57 57 57 57 56 56 56 56 56 52 57

G 38 34 33 33 33 32 31 31 31 30 30 30 29 29 29 29 29 27 26 26

Assists Nikita Kucherov, TAM Blake Wheeler, WPG Brent Burns, SAN Mikko Rantanen, COL Connor McDavid, EDM Patrick Kane, CHI Johnny Gaudreau, CGY Brad Marchand, BOS Mitchell Marner, TOR Nathan MacKinnon, COL Claude Giroux, PHI Jack Eichel, BUF Mark Giordano, CGY Evgeni Malkin, PIT Artemi Panarin, CBJ John Carlson, WAS Sidney Crosby, PIT Ryan Johansen, NAS Morgan Rielly, TOR Erik Karlsson, SAN

GP 57 57 57 56 54 56 56 56 56 56 57 53 54 51 53 56 53 57 56 47

A 63 56 52 51 50 49 48 47 47 45 44 43 43 42 42 41 41 41 41 40

Power Play Goals Brayden Point, TAM David Pastrnak, BOS Leon Draisaitl, EDM Sean Monahan, CGY Steven Stamkos, TAM Mike Hoffman, FLA Patrik Laine, WPG Alex Ovechkin, WAS

GP 56 56 55 56 57 55 57 56

PP 16 15 12 12 12 11 11 11


SPORTS

02.14.2019 • ThurSday • M 2 NBA SUMMARIES

NBA STANDINGS

Nets 148, Cavaliers 139, 3OT

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Toronto 43 16 Boston 37 21 Philadelphia 37 21 Brooklyn 30 29 New York 10 47 Southeast W L Charlotte 27 29 Miami 26 30 Orlando 26 32 Washington 24 34 Atlanta 19 38 Central W L Milwaukee 43 14 Indiana 38 20 Detroit 26 30 Chicago 14 44 Cleveland 12 46

Brooklyn: LeVert 5-14 0-0 12, Hollis-Jefferson 7-10 3-3 17, Allen 4-11 2-4 10, Russell 13-30 5-6 36, Harris 9-12 3-3 25, Carroll 5-13 5-5 18, Graham 0-0 0-0 0, Davis 2-5 2-4 6, Napier 4-11 0-0 10, Crabbe 3-7 6-9 14. Totals 52-113 26-34 148. Cleveland: Osman 5-10 1-2 13, Nwaba 3-3 0-0 7, Zizic 2-5 2-2 6, Sexton 10-22 2-4 24, Knight 3-8 0-0 6, Adel 0-0 0-0 0, Chriss 9-16 2-3 23, Nance Jr. 3-12 0-0 8, Dellavedova 1-6 1-2 3, Stauskas 2-4 2-2 7, Clarkson 16-34 3-3 42. Totals 54-120 13-18 139. Brooklyn 30 25 29 25 9 10 20 — 148 Cleveland 29 29 26 25 9 10 11 — 139 3PT: Brooklyn 18-45 (Russell 5-15, Harris 4-5, Carroll 3-5, LeVert 2-5, Napier 2-6, Crabbe 2-6, Allen 0-1, Hollis-Jefferson 0-2), Cleveland 18-42 (Clarkson 7-17, Chriss 3-6, Nance Jr. 2-3, Osman 2-4, Sexton 2-5, Nwaba 1-1, Stauskas 1-2, Knight 0-4). Fouled out: Zizic, Nwaba, Nance Jr., Chriss. RB: Brooklyn 60 (Allen 12), Cleveland 57 (Nance Jr. 14). AST: Brooklyn 31 (LeVert 9), Cleveland 35 (Dellavedova 13). Total fouls: Brooklyn 23, Cleveland 37. A: 17,434

Bucks 106, Pacers 97 Milwaukee: Middleton 5-16 3-5 15, Antetokounmpo 12-22 9-10 33, Lopez 3-11 0-0 9, Bledsoe 1-4 2-4 4, Brogdon 6-11 4-5 17, Wilson 0-2 0-0 0, Ilyasova 4-7 1-2 11, Hill 5-8 1-1 12, Brown 0-0 1-2 1, Snell 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 38-86 21-29 106. Indiana: Bogdanovic 7-14 5-6 20, Young 3-9 0-0 7, Turner 4-13 2-2 11, Collison 5-11 2-2 14, Matthews 2-7 3-3 8, McDermott 2-5 0-0 5, Sabonis 7-12 0-0 14, Leaf 0-0 0-0 0, Joseph 4-8 0-0 8, Evans 3-10 1-2 10. Totals 37-89 13-15 97. Milwaukee 26 29 21 30 — 106 Indiana 18 29 32 18 — 97 3PT: Milwaukee 9-31 (Lopez 3-10, Ilyasova 2-3, Middleton 2-5, Hill 1-3, Brogdon 1-4, Wilson 0-1, Snell 0-1, Antetokounmpo 0-2, Bledsoe 0-2), Indiana 10-27 (Evans 3-5, Collison 2-4, Young 1-2, McDermott 1-2, Matthews 1-3, Turner 1-4, Bogdanovic 1-4, Sabonis 0-1, Joseph 0-2). Fouled out: None. RB: Milwaukee 52 (Antetokounmpo 19), Indiana 43 (Sabonis 9). AST: Milwaukee 22 (Antetokounmpo 11), Indiana 22 (Collison 7). Total fouls: Milwaukee 14, Indiana 23. Technicals: Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer. A: 17,311

Celtics 118, Pistons 110 Detroit: B.Brown 1-3 0-0 3, Griffin 10-19 8-12 32, Drummond 8-14 5-8 21, Jackson 5-11 5-6 18, Kennard 4-10 1-2 11, Maker 1-7 4-4 6, Pachulia 1-2 2-2 4, Smith 1-3 0-0 2, Galloway 0-3 0-0 0, Ellington 5-12 0-0 13. Totals 36-84 25-34 110. Boston: Hayward 5-8 7-8 18, Morris 5-12 0-1 11, Horford 6-12 2-2 17, Smart 6-11 0-0 16, Tatum 8-18 0-0 19, Ojeleye 3-4 1-2 9, Theis 2-6 2-2 6, Wanamaker 2-2 0-0 5, J.Brown 8-15 0-0 17. Totals 45-88 12-15 118. Detroit 29 23 20 38 — 110 Boston 28 29 34 27 — 118 3PT: Detroit 13-40 (Griffin 4-8, Jackson 3-6, Ellington 3-10, Kennard 2-6, B.Brown 1-3, Galloway 0-2, Maker 0-5), Boston 16-39 (Smart 4-9, Horford 3-5, Tatum 3-8, Ojeleye 2-3, Wanamaker 1-1, Hayward 1-3, J.Brown 1-4, Morris 1-4, Theis 0-2). Fouled out: None. RB: Detroit 41 (Drummond 17), Boston 47 (Horford 14). AST: Detroit 19 (Kennard, Griffin 5), Boston 32 (Horford, Hayward 8). Total fouls: Detroit 18, Boston 22. Technicals: Boston coach Celtics (Defensive three second), Theis. A: 18,624

Philadelphia: Butler 4-6 5-5 13, Harris 9-14 4-5 25, Embiid 7-13 12-14 26, B.Simmons 5-7 8-14 18, Redick 4-10 5-5 15, Ennis III 1-3 0-0 2, Scott 3-8 0-0 8, Marjanovic 5-7 0-0 10, McConnell 3-7 0-0 6, J.Simmons 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 42-78 34-43 126. New York: Hezonja 0-3 0-0 0, Vonleh 1-5 1-1 3, Jordan 5-10 2-2 12, Smith Jr. 5-15 3-3 13, Knox 4-10 0-1 9, Thomas 2-2 0-0 5, Kornet 2-11 2-2 7, Robinson 5-8 4-7 14, Allen 5-11 2-3 13, Dotson 6-16 2-2 16, Trier 5-9 6-6 19. Totals 40-100 22-27 111. Philadelphia 37 34 29 26 — 126 New York 33 22 36 20 — 111 3PT: Philadelphia 8-23 (Harris 3-7, Scott 2-6, Redick 2-6, J.Simmons 1-2, Ennis III 0-2), New York 9-29 (Trier 3-4, Dotson 2-7, Thomas 1-1, Allen 1-3, Knox 1-4, Kornet 1-8, Vonleh 0-2). Fouled out: None. RB: Philadelphia 47 (Embiid 14), New York 43 (Robinson 13). AST: Philadelphia 33 (Butler 8), New York 27 (Jordan 7). Total fouls: Philadelphia 24, New York 27. A: 18,983

Raptors 129, Wizards 120 Washington: J.Green 8-14 3-3 23, Ariza 5-11 6-6 19, Bryant 5-11 1-2 13, Randle 0-4 2-4 2, Beal 6-15 14-15 28, Parker 8-15 5-7 22, Johnson 0-2 1-2 1, Portis 5-10 0-0 12, McRae 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 37-84 32-39 120. Toronto: D.Green 3-6 2-2 10, Siakam 15-25 10-12 44, Ibaka 4-9 1-2 10, Lowry 4-12 2-2 14, Powell 3-10 5-6 11, Anunoby 9-14 0-0 22, Boucher 1-2 0-0 3, Gasol 2-7 3-4 7, Loyd 0-0 0-0 0, Lin 3-7 2-2 8. Totals 44-92 25-30 129. Washington 26 39 28 27 — 120 Toronto 30 29 44 26 — 129 3PT: WAS 14-40 (J.Green 4-7, Ariza 3-9, Portis 2-4, Bryant 2-4, Beal 2-7, Parker 1-3, McRae 0-1, Johnson 0-2, Randle 0-3), TOR 16-38 (Siakam 4-5, Anunoby 4-8, Lowry 4-10, D.Green 2-4, Ibaka 1-1, Boucher 1-2, Lin 0-3, Powell 0-5). Fouled out: None. RB: WAS 43 (Parker 9), TOR 52 (Ibaka 13). AST: WAS 27 (Beal 11), TOR 32 (Lowry 13). Total fouls: WAS 28, TOR 27. Technicals: TOR coach Nick Nurse. A: 19,800

Bulls 122, Grizzlies 110 Memphis: Holiday 1-4 1-1 3, Jackson Jr. 5-10 0-0 12, Rabb 2-3 0-0 4, Conley 3-11 5-6 12, Bradley 7-12 0-0 15, Caboclo 3-4 0-0 8, Miles 5-12 0-0 12, Valanciunas 6-14 0-0 12, Noah 2-4 4-6 8, Carter 1-3 1-2 3, Wright 4-6 2-2 12, Dorsey 4-6 0-0 9. Totals 43-89 13-17 110. Chicago: Porter Jr. 16-20 2-2 37, Markkanen 6-14 6-6 21, Lopez 10-15 5-6 25, Arcidiacono 1-2 0-0 2, LaVine 5-10 4-4 15, Felicio 2-4 4-7 8, Harrison 3-4 0-0 6, Alkins 0-0 0-0 0, Selden 2-7 1-2 6, Luwawu-Cabarrot 0-4 2-2 2, Blakeney 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 45-80 24-29 122. Memphis 32 30 21 27 — 110 Chicago 36 31 25 30 — 122 3PT: Memphis 11-31 (Caboclo 2-3, Wright 2-3, Jackson Jr. 2-4, Miles 2-7, Bradley 1-2, Dorsey 1-3, Conley 1-5, Valanciunas 0-1, Carter 0-1, Holiday 0-2), Chicago 8-20 (Porter Jr. 3-5, Markkanen 3-6, LaVine 1-3, Selden 1-3, Lopez 0-1, Luwawu-Cabarrot 0-2). Fouled out: None. RB: Memphis 31 (Valanciunas 7), Chicago 47 (Markkanen, Porter Jr. 10). AST: Memphis 33 (Valanciunas, Conley, Bradley, Wright 5), Chicago 28 (Arcidiacono 11). Total fouls: Memphis 19, Chicago 19. Technicals: Chicago coach Bulls (Defensive three second). A: 19,114

AMERICA’S LINE

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Announced the resignation of vice president of community affairs and educational programming and president of MLB charities Thomas Brasuell, effective Feb. 22. American League LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Agreed to terms with RHP Daniel Hudson on a minor league contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Placed LHP Sean Manaea on the 60-day IL. Signed LHP Brett Anderson to a one-year contract.

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Houston 33 24 San Antonio 33 26 Dallas 26 31 New Orleans 25 33 Memphis 23 36 Northwest W L Denver 39 18 Oklahoma City 37 19 Portland 34 23 Utah 32 25 Minnesota 27 30 Pacific W L Golden State 41 16 LA Clippers 32 27 Sacramento 30 27 LA Lakers 28 29 Phoenix 11 48 Wednesday Brooklyn 148, Cleveland 139, 3OT Milwaukee 106, Indiana 97 Boston 118, Detroit 110 Philadelphia 126, New York 111 Toronto 129, Washington 120 Chicago 122, Memphis 110 Minnesota 121, Houston 111 Miami 112, Dallas 101 Denver 120, Sacramento 118 Portland 129, Golden State 107 LA Clippers 134, Phoenix 107

Pct .579 .559 .456 .431 .390 Pct .684 .661 .596 .561 .474 Pct .719 .542 .526 .491 .186

GB — 5½ 5½ 13 32 GB — 1 2 4 8½ GB — 5½ 16½ 29½ 31½

L10 7-3 7-3 6-4 4-6 0-10 L10 5-5 4-6 6-4 3-7 4-6 L10 8-2 6-4 6-4 3-7 3-7

Str W-6 W-2 W-1 W-1 L-18 Str L-1 W-1 W-4 L-2 W-1 Str W-2 L-1 L-1 W-1 L-1

Home 24-5 23-8 23-7 17-13 4-23 Home 19-9 11-16 15-15 17-11 9-16 Home 23-5 22-8 17-13 6-23 7-22

Away 19-11 14-13 14-14 13-16 6-24 Away 8-20 15-14 11-17 7-23 10-22 Away 20-9 16-12 9-17 8-21 5-24

Conf 27-10 27-10 21-15 21-17 6-34 Conf 20-16 14-19 18-15 17-23 12-26 Conf 30-8 27-11 17-19 10-25 10-29

GB — 1 7 8½ 11 GB — 1½ 5 7 12 GB — 10 11 13 31

L10 6-4 6-4 5-5 3-7 4-6 L10 7-3 9-1 6-4 6-4 4-6 L10 8-2 5-5 6-4 3-7 0-10

Str L-1 W-1 L-2 L-2 L-2 Str W-2 W-4 W-1 L-1 W-2 Str L-1 W-1 L-1 L-2 L-15

Home 20-9 22-7 20-9 16-11 14-15 Home 25-4 20-7 24-8 18-10 19-10 Home 22-7 16-12 19-11 16-12 7-22

Away 13-15 11-19 6-22 9-22 9-21 Away 14-14 17-12 10-15 14-15 8-20 Away 19-9 16-15 11-16 12-17 4-26

Conf 21-16 24-19 14-20 15-21 15-21 Conf 24-10 21-14 20-19 19-16 17-22 Conf 25-11 20-18 16-21 19-18 7-31

Tuesday Atlanta 117, LA Lakers 113 Boston 112, Philadelphia 109 Orlando 118, New Orleans 88 San Antonio 108, Memphis 107 Golden State 115, Utah 108

Friday Team World vs. Team USA at Charlotte, N.C., 8 p.m.

Thursday Charlotte at Orlando, 6 p.m. New York at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 7 p.m.

Sunday 2019 NBA All-Star game Team LeBron West vs. Team Giannis East at Charlotte, N.C., 7 p.m.

Russell helps Nets to win in 3 OTs over Cavaliers

Saturday No games scheduled.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Nets’ D’Angelo Russell goes up for a shot while being guarded by the Cavaliers’ Jordan Clarkson (8) in the first half Wednesday night.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

76ers 126, Knicks 111

NO LINE REPORT: On the NBA board, there is no line on the Celtics — Pistons game due to Boston G Kyrie Irving . On the NHL board, there is no line on the Penguins — Oilers game due to Pittsburgh F Evgeni Malkin . BOXING REPORT: In the IBF welterweight title fight on March 16 at Arlington, Texas, Errol Spence Jr. is -$420 vs. Mikey Garcia at +$340; in the WBO welterweight title fight on April 20 at Madison Square Garden, Terence Crawford is -$1100 vs. Amir Khan at +$700; in the WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight title fight on May 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Saul Alvarez is -$300 vs. Daniel Jacobs at +$240. NBA Favorite Points Underdog Nets 6.5 CAVALIERS Bucks 4.5 PACERS CELTICS NL Pistons RAPTORS 11 Wizards 76ers 10.5 KNICKS BULLS 1.5 Grizzlies MAVERICKS 2.5 Heat NUGGETS 8 Kings T’WOLVES PK Rockets Warriors 4.5 BLAZERS CLIPPERS 11.5 Suns COLLEGE BASKETBALL Favorite Points Underdog VILLANOVA 11 Providence Saint Louis 4 GEORGE WASH TENNESSEE 17 S Carolina Missouri St 1.5 EVANSVILLE TEMPLE 5 Smu GA SOUTHERN 9 S Alabama C FLORIDA 6.5 S Florida Memphis 9 E CAROLINA NORTHWESTERN 5.5 Rutgers GEORGE MASON 8 Massachusetts VIRGINIA COMM 12.5 Richmond Clemson 1.5 MIAMI-FLORIDA LASALLE 1.5 Duquesne FLORIDA ST 18 Wake Forest GEORGIA ST 9.5 Troy VIRGINIA TECH 13 Georgia Tech NC STATE 3 Syracuse Loyola-Chicago 2.5 BRADLEY NORTHERN IOWA 1.5 Illinois St VALPARAISO 4 Indiana St AUBURN 8 Mississippi XAVIER 1 Creighton SETON HALL 4 Georgetown Texas Tech 6.5 OKLAHOMA ST NEBRASKA 4 Minnesota NEW MEXICO 16 San Jose St UTAH ST 22 Wyoming FLORIDA 11.5 Vanderbilt Ucla 8 CALIFORNIA CAL-DAVIS 3.5 CS-Northridge CS-FULLERTON 7 Long Beach St COLORADO 2.5 Arizona St FRESNO ST 6.5 Boise St STANFORD 1.5 Usc Added Game SIENA 2 Iona NHL Favorite Odds Underdog PENGUINS NL Oilers DUCKS -$110/-$110 Canucks Grand Salami: Over/under 12.5 goals. Home team in CAPS © 2019 B. Eckstein

Pct .729 .638 .638 .508 .175 Pct .482 .464 .448 .414 .333 Pct .754 .655 .464 .241 .207

ST. LOuIS POST-dISPaTCh • B7

Heat 112, Mavericks 101

Clippers 134, Suns 107

Miami: Richardson 6-12 1-2 14, Olynyk 4-6 0-0 10, Whiteside 3-6 0-0 6, Winslow 5-12 0-0 11, Waiters 7-13 3-3 20, Johnson 5-7 0-1 12, Adebayo 3-4 4-4 10, Wade 9-14 3-4 22, McGruder 2-7 1-2 7. Totals 44-81 12-16 112. Dallas: Finney-Smith 1-7 2-2 5, Kleber 4-7 1-1 11, Mejri 1-1 0-0 2, Doncic 5-17 5-7 18, Hardaway Jr. 7-15 2-3 20, Jackson 2-5 0-0 4, Nowitzki 5-14 0-0 12, Powell 2-4 2-2 6, Brunson 3-7 0-0 6, Harris 1-4 6-7 9, Burke 0-3 0-0 0, Broekhoff 2-3 0-0 6, Lee 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 34-88 18-22 101. Miami 29 28 32 23 — 112 Dallas 25 33 16 27 — 101 3PT: Miami 12-30 (Waiters 3-8, Johnson 2-2, Olynyk 2-3, McGruder 2-4, Wade 1-3, Winslow 1-3, Richardson 1-7), Dallas 15-52 (Hardaway Jr. 4-11, Doncic 3-9, Broekhoff 2-3, Kleber 2-5, Nowitzki 2-10, Finney-Smith 1-4, Harris 1-4, Powell 0-1, Burke 0-1, Brunson 0-2, Jackson 0-2). Fouled out: None. RB: Miami 47 (Winslow 11), Dallas 38 (Doncic 12). AST: Miami 24 (Winslow, Richardson 6), Dallas 24 (Doncic 9). Total fouls: Miami 20, Dallas 17. Technicals: Miami coach Heat (Defensive three second). A: 20,364

Phoenix: Bridges 2-6 1-2 5, Jackson 4-7 0-0 8, Ayton 9-15 2-3 20, Johnson 1-6 0-0 3, Booker 2-10 6-6 10, Oubre Jr. 10-16 5-6 28, Holmes 1-7 2-3 4, Bender 0-1 0-0 0, Okobo 1-2 1-2 4, Evans 0-0 0-0 0, Daniels 4-8 0-1 8, Crawford 6-8 2-2 17. Totals 40-86 19-25 107. L.A. Clippers: Shamet 3-8 0-0 8, Gallinari 6-8 4-6 20, Zubac 4-7 8-8 16, Gilgeous-Alexander 4-7 2-4 10, Beverley 1-3 0-0 2, Green 3-6 0-0 8, Motley 2-2 0-0 4, Harrell 8-15 3-5 19, Robinson 1-1 0-0 2, Williams 12-16 4-4 30, Wallace 3-6 2-2 8, Thornwell 0-1 0-0 0, Temple 3-4 0-1 7. Totals 50-84 23-30 134. Phoenix 22 29 28 28 — 107 L.A. Clippers 32 35 33 34 — 134 3-Point Goals: Phoenix 8-30 (Crawford 3-5, Oubre Jr. 3-7, Okobo 1-2, Johnson 1-4, Jackson 0-1, Bender 0-1, Booker 0-3, Bridges 0-3, Daniels 0-4), L.A. Clippers 11-22 (Gallinari 4-5, Williams 2-3, Green 2-4, Shamet 2-4, Temple 1-2, Harrell 0-1, Gilgeous-Alexander 0-1, Beverley 0-2). Fouled Out: None. Rebounds: Phoenix 36 (Ayton 8), L.A. Clippers 43 (Zubac, Green 7). Assists: Phoenix 24 (Crawford 6), L.A. Clippers 33 (Williams 10). Total Fouls: Phoenix 23, L.A. Clippers 25. A: 17,703

Nuggets 120, Kings 118

Trail Blazers 129, Warriors 107

Sacramento: Barnes 7-19 2-2 19, Bjelica 5-7 0-1 13, Cauley-Stein 3-5 2-2 8, Fox 6-11 2-4 15, Hield 9-23 5-5 25, Bagley III 4-7 2-4 11, Giles III 1-2 5-5 7, Koufos 0-0 0-0 0, Ferrell 2-6 0-0 4, Bogdanovic 5-13 5-5 16, Burks 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-93 23-28 118. Denver: Barton 4-12 4-5 13, Millsap 10-16 4-5 25, Jokic 7-17 6-6 20, Murray 3-8 2-2 10, Beasley 8-18 3-3 21, Craig 1-4 0-0 2, Lyles 1-3 1-2 3, Plumlee 4-5 0-0 8, Thomas 3-6 0-0 8, Morris 4-10 2-2 10. Totals 45-99 22-25 120. Sacramento 41 28 22 27 — 118 Denver 30 28 35 27 — 120 3PT: SAC 11-32 (Bjelica 3-5, Barnes 3-9, Hield 2-7, Bagley III 1-2, Fox 1-2, Bogdanovic 1-5, Ferrell 0-2), DEN 8-31 (Thomas 2-5, Murray 2-5, Beasley 2-7, Millsap 1-2, Barton 1-5, Jokic 0-2, Craig 0-2, Morris 0-3). Fouled out: Giles III. RB: SAC 44 (Barnes 11), DEN 53 (Jokic 18). AST: SAC 30 (Fox 10), DEN 26 (Jokic 11). Total fouls: SAC 23, DEN 19. Technicals: Bogdanovic, DEN coach Michael Malone 2, Beasley 2. Ejected: Beasley. A: 17,938 (19,520).

Golden State: Durant 12-17 5-6 32, Green 4-7 0-0 9, Looney 1-5 0-0 2, St.Curry 10-24 7-7 32, Thompson 2-16 3-3 9, McKinnie 1-2 0-0 2, Bell 3-7 0-0 6, Jerebko 3-5 0-0 6, Cook 1-6 0-0 3, Lee 2-8 1-2 6. Totals 39-97 16-18 107. Portland: Harkless 4-9 1-2 10, Aminu 3-7 4-4 12, Nurkic 5-14 1-4 11, Lillard 9-15 5-6 29, McCollum 5-13 2-2 15, Layman 7-9 0-0 17, Collins 0-4 4-4 4, Labissiere 0-0 0-0 0, Se.Curry 3-6 5-7 11, Hood 3-5 1-1 8, Simons 0-1 0-0 0, Turner 4-10 4-4 12. Totals 43-93 27-34 129. Golden State 33 28 34 12 — 107 Portland 31 33 30 35 — 129 3-Point Goals: Golden State 13-38 (St.Curry 5-14, Durant 3-4, Thompson 2-7, Lee 1-4, Cook 1-4, Green 1-4, Jerebko 0-1), Portland 16-37 (Lillard 6-8, Layman 3-5, McCollum 3-8, Aminu 2-4, Hood 1-3, Harkless 1-3, Collins 0-1, Simons 0-1, Turner 0-1, Se.Curry 0-3). Fouled Out: None. Rebounds: Golden State 49 (Bell 9), Portland 48 (Nurkic 11). Assists: Golden State 26 (Thompson 8), Portland 24 (Lillard 8). Total Fouls: Golden State 26, Portland 16. Technicals: Golden State coach Warriors (Defensive three second), Thompson, Golden State coach Steve Kerr 2, Green, Portland coach Trail Blazers (Defensive three second), Collins. A: 19,549

T’Wolves 121, Rockets 111 Houston: Gordon 5-13 0-0 13, Tucker 3-7 0-0 8, Faried 5-12 2-2 12, Paul 4-13 6-7 16, Harden 15-34 4-4 42, Nene 2-4 0-0 4, Shumpert 1-4 0-0 3, Green 5-11 0-0 13. Totals 40-98 12-13 111. Minnesota: Deng 4-9 4-6 13, Saric 6-9 1-1 15, Towns 11-18 0-0 25, Teague 11-16 4-4 27, Okogie 7-15 0-2 16, Tolliver 0-1 0-0 0, Gibson 4-8 2-2 10, Dieng 0-0 0-0 0, Rose 5-13 2-2 12, Canaan 1-1 0-0 3, Bayless 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 49-90 13-17 121. Houston 29 29 26 27 — 111 Minnesota 28 24 35 34 — 121 3PT: HOU 19-53 (Harden 8-22, Green 3-6, Gordon 3-8, Tucker 2-5, Paul 2-8, Shumpert 1-4), MIN 10-20 (Towns 3-4, Saric 2-2, Okogie 2-6, Canaan 1-1, Teague 1-1, Deng 1-4, Rose 0-1, Tolliver 0-1). Fouled out: None. RB: HOU 37 (Faried 11), MIN 47 (Towns 9). AST: HOU 23 (Paul 8), MIN 31 (Teague 12). Total fouls: HOU 18, MIN 13. Technicals: Green. A: 15,131

National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Placed RHP Taijuan Walker on the 60-day IL. Signed C Caleb Joseph to a one-year contract. NEW YORK METS — Named Tony DeFrancesco manager, Glenn Abbott pitching coach, Joel Chimelis hitting coach, Benny Distefano bench coach, Grant Hufford trainer and Josh Fields performance coach of Syracuse (IL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Agreed to terms with RHP Aaron Nola on a four-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Placed RHP Johnny Cueto on the 60-day IL. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Traded RHP Trevor Gott to San Francisco for cash. Signed LHP Vidal Nuno and OF Hunter Jones to minor league contracts. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Fined Philadelphia C Joel Embiid $25,000 for public criticism of the officiating. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES — Signed F Bruno Caboclo to a multi-year contract. PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS — Signed C Enes Kanter. Women’s NBA LOS ANGELES SPARKS — Signed G/F Tierra Ruffin-Pratt. FOOTBALL | NFL ATLANTA FALCONS — Agreed to terms with DE Steven Means on a one-year contract extension. CAROLINA PANTHERS — Named Everette Brown assistant linebackers coach, Ben Jacobs assistant special teams coach. Defensive line coach Sam Mills III has added game management coach responsibilities. DETROIT LIONS — Re-signed LS Don Muhlbach. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Signed PK Josh Lambo to a four-year contract extension. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Released OL Garry Gilliam. HOCKEY | NHL NEW YORK RANGERS — Returned F Vinni Lettieri to Hartford (AHL). Recalled F Ty Ronning from Maine (ECHL) to Hartford. SOCCER | MLS CINCINNATI — Signed F Kekuta Manneh. COLUMBUS CREW — Traded the right of first refusal to F Kekuta Manneh to FC Cincinnati for allocation money. COLLEGE RICE — Promoted offensive coordinator Jerry Mack to associate head coach. Dunlevie Family Head Coach Mike Bloomgren announced on Wednesday that offensive coordinator Jerry Mack will become the Owls associate head coach.

SOCCER Champions League (Home teams listed first)

ROUND OF 16 FIRST LEG Tuesday Manchester United (England) 0, Paris Saint-Germain (France) 2 Roma (Italy) 2, Porto (Portugal) 1 Wednesday Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands) 1, Real Madrid (Spain) 2 Tottenham (England) 3, Borussia Dortmund (Germany) 0 Tuesday, Feb. 19 Liverpool (England) vs. Bayern Munich (Germany), 2 p.m. Lyon (France) vs. Barcelona (Spain), 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 Atletico Madrid (Spain) vs. Juventus (Italy), 2 p.m. Schalke (Germany) vs. Manchester City (England), 2 p.m.

SECOND LEG Tuesday, March 5 Borussia Dortmund (Germany) vs. Tottenham (England), 2 p.m.

NBA LEADERS Through Wednesday’s games Scoring G FG Harden, HOU 53 566 George, OKC 55 518 Curry, GOL 45 430 Davis, NOR 44 446 Durant, GOL 56 542 Embiid, PHL 53 476 Antetokounmpo, MIL 52 519 Leonard, TOR 43 398 Lillard, POR 55 477 Griffin, DET 53 470 Walker, CHA 56 487 Beal, WAS 57 529

Real Madrid (Spain) vs. Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands), 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 Paris Saint-Germain (France) vs. Manchester United (England), 2 p.m. Porto (Portugal) vs. Roma (Italy), 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 Juventus (Italy) vs. Atletico Madrid (Spain), 2 p.m. Manchester City (England) vs. Schalke (Germany), 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 Barcelona (Spain) vs. Lyon (France), 2 p.m. Bayern Munich (Germany) vs. Liverpool (England), 2 p.m.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Area results WEDNESDAY Women’s basketball SLU 67, Duquesne 63 St. Louis CC 82, Mo. Baptist JV 49 SE Illinois 97, SW Illinois 60 Fontbonne 81, Iowa Wesleyan 55 Men’s basketball Missouri State 68, Evansville 56 John A. Logan 91, Lewis & Clark 69 Mineral Area 88, St. Louis CC 86, OT Iowa Wesleyan 87, Fontbonne 79

Area basketball schedule W: UMSL at Indianapolis, 4:30 p.m. M: Eastern Illinois at SIUE, 5:30 p.m. W: SEMO at UT Martin, 5:30 p.m. W: McKendree at Southern Indiana, 5:30 p.m. W: Lindenwood at Fort Hays State, 5:30 p.m. W: Maryville at Lewis, 5:30 p.m. W: STL Pharmacy at FreedHardeman, 5:30 p.m. W: Missouri Baptist at Williams Baptist, 5:30 p.m. W: LU-Belleville at HannibalLaGrange, 5:30 p.m. M: UMSL at Indianapolis, 6:30 p.m. W: Harris-Stowe at Stephens, 7 p.m. W: Eastern Illinois at SIUE, 7:30 p.m. M: SEMO at UT Martin, 7:30 p.m. M: McKendree at Southern Indiana, 7:30 p.m. M: Lindenwood at Fort Hays State, 7:30 p.m. M: Maryville at Lewis, 7:30 p.m. M: STL Pharmacy at FreedHardeman, 7:30 p.m. M: Missouri Baptist at Williams Baptist, 7:30 p.m. M: LU-Belleville at HannibalLaGrange, 7:30 p.m. W: Missouri at Mississippi State, 8 p.m.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL How the Top 25 fared 1. Baylor (22-1) beat Kansas State 69-48. Next: vs. Oklahoma, Saturday. 2. Louisville (23-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 20 Miami, Sunday. 3. Oregon (23-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 9 Oregon State, Friday. 4. UConn (22-2) idle. Next: at UCF, Sunday. 5. Mississippi State (22-1) idle. Next: vs. Missouri, Thursday. 6. Notre Dame (23-3) beat Boston College 97-47. Next: at No. 12 N.C. State, Monday. 7. Maryland (22-2) idle. Next: vs. Nebraska, Thursday. 8. Marquette (21-3) idle. Next: at St. John’s, Friday. 9. Oregon State (20-4) idle. Next: at No. 3 Oregon, Friday. 10. Stanford (19-4) idle. Next: at UCLA, Friday. 11. South Carolina (17-6) idle. Next: vs. Georgia, Thursday. 12. N.C. State (22-2) beat No. 16 Syracuse 77-73. Next: vs. No. 6 Notre Dame, Monday. 13. Gonzaga (22-2) idle.

FT 536 326 193 320 355 431 340 286 335 316 251 229

PTS 1934 1577 1284 1252 1541 1447 1407 1159 1445 1386 1412 1430

AVG 36.5 28.7 28.5 28.5 27.5 27.3 27.1 27.0 26.3 26.2 25.2 25.1

D’Angelo Russell scored 14 of his 36 points in the third overtime and the Brooklyn Nets outlasted the host Cleveland Cavaliers 148-139 on Wednesday night. DeMarre Carroll (Mizzou) made a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer of the second overtime to tie the game, and the Nets carried the momentum into the third extra session. Russell, who is headed to play in his first All-Star Game, had two points in the first half and scored Brooklyn’s first 11 points in the third overtime, including two 3-pointers. Joe Harris scored 25 points and Carroll had 18 as the Nets improved to 30-29 — above .500 at the All-Star break for the first time since 2012-13. Jordan Clarkson (Mizzou) scored a career-high 42 points for Cleveland. Collin Sexton had 24 points and Marquese Chriss added 23. The teams were playing their final game before the break, likely a good thing after going 63 minutes in a contest that saw 23 lead changes. Cavaliers forward Kevin Love sat out to get additional rest following foot surgery.

NOTEBOOK Portland signs Kanter • Center Enes Kanter has joined the Portland Trail Blazers.

Next: vs. San Diego, Thursday. 14. Iowa (19-5) idle. Next: vs. Illinois, Thursday. 15. Texas (20-5) idle. Next: vs. Kansas State, Sunday. 16. Syracuse (18-6) lost to No. 12 N.C. State 77-73. Next: vs. Wake Forest, Sunday. 17. Kentucky (20-5) idle. Next: vs. Arkansas, Sunday. 18. Iowa State (18-6) lost to TCU 76-69. Next: vs. Oklahoma State, Saturday. 19. Arizona State (16-6) idle. Next: vs. Colorado, Friday. 20. Miami (21-5) idle. Next: at No. 2 Louisville, Sunday. 21. Florida State (20-4) idle. Next: at Clemson, Thursday. 22. Texas A&M (18-5) idle. Next: vs. LSU, Thursday. 23. Rutgers (17-6) idle. Next: vs. Ohio State, Thursday. 24. Michigan State (17-6) idle. Next: at Wisconsin, Thursday. 25. South Dakota (22-3) idle. Next: at Western Illinois, Saturday.

MEN’S BASKETBALL Major scores East Adelphi 83, St. Rose 67 Army 71, Boston U. 61 Baruch 82, Staten Island 78 Colgate 74, Holy Cross 70 Dominican (NY) 92, Concordia (N.Y.) 83 Farmingdale 85, Mount St. Vincent 68 Hartford 81, Maine 73 Iona 57, Siena 52 La Salle 73, Duquesne 72 Lafayette 80, Navy 74 Loyola (Md.) 86, American U. 84 Mass.-Lowell 86, Albany (NY) 54 Saint Louis 73, G. Wash. 58 Seton Hall 90, Georgetown 75 Temple 82, SMU 74 UMBC 64, Binghamton 50 Vermont 73, New Hampshire 44 Villanova 85, Providence 67 Wilmington (Del.) 86, Georgian Court 79 Far West New Mexico 92, San Jose St. 60 Utah St. 76, Wyoming 59 Southwest Houston Bapt. 75, Cent. Arkansas 71 Lamar 75, Northwestern St. 70 Sam Houston 70, Texas A&M-CC 69 Steph. F. Austin 67, McNeese St. 57 Texas Tech 78, Oklahoma St. 50 Midwest Adrian 78, Alma 74 Bethany Lutheran 106, North Central (Minn.) 75 Bethel (Minn.) 84, Gustavus 81 Bradley 61, Loyola (Chi.) 54 Calvin 76, Albion 65 Carleton 58, Concordia (Moor.) 53 Concordia (Ill.) 69, Marian (Wis.) 46 Crown (Minn.) 72, Martin Luther 56 Hope 107, Olivet 78 Indiana St. 87, Valparaiso 82, OT Macalester 83, Augsburg 77 Madonna 72, Aquinas 65 Michigan-Dearborn 82, Wilberforce 53 Missouri St. 68, Evansville 56 N. Iowa 77, Illinois St. 64 Nebraska 62, Minnesota 61 North Central (Ill.) 85, Carthage 54 Northwestern (Minn.) 88, Minn.-Morris 65 Rutgers 59, Northwestern 56 St. John’s (Minn.) 94, St. Thomas (Minn.) 75 St. Norbert 90, Lawrence 62 St. Olaf 58, Hamline 55 St. Scholastica 94, Northland 86 Trine 67, Kalamazoo 57 Wis.-La Crosse 66, Wis.-Oshkosh 61

Kanter was waived by the New York Knicks along with Wesley Matthews following the trade deadline last week. Kanter announced Wednesday on Twitter that he had signed with the Blazers for the rest of the season. The center from Turkey came to the Knicks from Oklahoma City in the Carmelo Anthony trade in September 2017 and averaged 14 points and 10.8 rebounds in 115 games over two seasons. Embiid fined • Joel Embiid has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for public criticism of referees that included profanity. Embiid’s comments came at the end of his postgame interview following Philadelphia’s 112-109 home loss to Boston on Tuesday. Other news • Point guard Isaiah Thomas made his Denver Nuggets debut Wednesday night. Thomas’ last NBA game was last March with the Los Angeles Lakers before undergoing an arthroscopic procedure to fix his troublesome hip. The Nuggets signed him to a oneyear deal in the offseason. ... Memphis signed forward Bruno Caboclo to a multi-year contract after having first signing him to consecutive 10-day contracts. Terms of the deal announced Wednesday were not disclosed.

Wis.-River Falls 66, Wis.-Eau Claire 62 Wis.-Stevens Pt. 80, Wis.-Stout 53 Wis.-Whitewater 58, Wis.-Platteville 49 Xavier 64, Creighton 61, OT South Abilene Christian 64, Nicholls 48 Campbell 87, Hampton 64 Florida 66, Vanderbilt 57 Florida G.C. 57, NJIT 55 Florida St. 88, Wake Forest 66 Gard.-Webb 77, Charleston S. 74 George Mason 80, UMass 75, OT Ga. Southern 75, South Alabama 65 Georgia St. 77, Troy 63 Jacksonville 93, Stetson 70 King (Tenn.) 78, Lees-McRae 70 Liberty 74, Lipscomb 66 Lincoln Memorial 107, Hiwassee 54 Longwood 62, High Point 59 Memphis 79, East Carolina 69 Miami 65, Clemson 64 Mississippi 60, Auburn 55 NC State 73, Syracuse 56 North Florida 80, Kennesaw St. 57 SE Louisiana 70, Incarnate Word 64 Tennessee 85, South Carolina 73 UCF 78, South Florida 65 UNC Asheville 57, SC-Upstate 53 VCU 81, Richmond 60 Virginia Tech 76, Georgia Tech 68 Winthrop 93, Presbyterian 85

BOXING Fight schedule Friday Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minn. (ESPN) Rob Brant vs. Khasan Baysangurov, 12, for Brant’s WBA World middleweight title; Derrick Webster vs. Lennox Allen, 10, super middleweights. Kansas Star Arena, Mulvane, Kan. (SHO) | Jesse Angel Hernandez vs. Thomas Patrick Ward, 10, for the vacant NABA-USA Super Bantamweight title; Shohjahon Ergashev vs. Mykal Fox, 10, super lightweights; Apti Davtaev vs. Richard Carmack, 10, haevyweights. Saturday Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles (FOX) Leo Santa Cruz vs. Rafael Rivera, 12, for Santa Cruz’s WBA Super World featherweight title; Carlos Licona vs. DeeJay Kriel, 12, for Licona’s IBF minimumweight title; Cesar Juarez vs. Ryosuke Iwasa, 10, bantamweights; Omar Figueroa Jr. vs. John Molina Jr., 10, welterweights; Hugo Centeno Jr. vs. Oscar Cortez, 10, middleweights. Feb. 23 O2 Arena, London | James DeGale vs. Chris Eubank Jr., 12, super middleweights; Joe Joyce vs. Bermane Stiverne, 12, heavyweights. Minneapolis Armory (FOX) | Anthony Dirrell vs. Avni Yildirim, 12, for the vacant WBC World super middleweight title; Mark Anthony Hernandez vs. Jeison Rosario, 10, middleweights; Jamal James vs. Janer Gonzalez, 10, welterweights. Tijuana, Mexico | Brandon Rios vs. Humberto Soto, 12, lightweights. March 1 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Fla. | Derrieck Cuevas vs. Ed Paredes, 10, welterweights. March 2 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (SHO) Brian Castano vs. Erislandy Lara, 12, for Castano’s WBA super welterweight title; Ricardo Nunez vs Edner Cherry, 12, super featherweights; Luis Ortiz vs. Christian Hammer, 10, heavyweights. March 9 Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, N.Y. | Dmitry Bivol vs. Sullivan Barrera, 12, for Bivol’s WBA World light heavyweight title; Maurice Hooker vs. Mikkel LesPierre, 12, for Hooker’s WBO World super

lightweights title; Callum Johnson vs. Sean Monaghan, 10, light heavyweights. Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, Calif. (FOX) | Shawn Porter vs. Yordenis Ugas, 12, for Porter’s WBC welterweight title; Edwin Rodriguez vs. Andrzej Fonfara, 10, heavyweights. March 16 AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas (PPV) | Errol Spence Jr. vs. Mikey Garcia, 12, for Spence’s IBF welterweight title; David Benavidez vs. J’Leon Love, 10, super middleweights. March 17 Madison Square Garden Theater, New York (ESPN) | Felix Verdejo vs Antonio Lozada Jr., 10, lightweights; Christopher Diaz vs. Miguel Beltran Jr., 10, super featherweights; Mick Conlan vs. Ruben Garcia Hernandez, 10, featherweights; Jessie Magdaleno vs. Christopher Doaz, 10, featherweights; Luis Collazo vs. Samuel Vargas, 10, welterweights. March 23 the Forum, Inglewood, Calif. (ESPN) | Kubrat Pulev vs. Robert Helenus, 10, heavyweights. March 24 MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Md. (FS1) | Lamont Peterson vs. Sergey Lipinets, 12, welterweights.

HOCKEY NHL Leaders Through Wednesday’s games Goal Scoring Alex Ovechkin, WAS Jeff Skinner, BUF Patrick Kane, CHI Brayden Point, TAM John Tavares, TOR Leon Draisaitl, EDM Cam Atkinson, CBJ Connor McDavid, EDM David Pastrnak, BOS Joe Pavelski, SAN Mark Scheifele, WPG Steven Stamkos, TAM Alex DeBrincat, CHI Johnny Gaudreau, CGY Gabriel Landeskog, COL Nathan MacKinnon, COL Sean Monahan, CGY Jake Guentzel, PIT Tomas Hertl, SAN Evander Kane, SAN

GP 56 56 56 56 56 55 53 54 56 57 57 57 57 56 56 56 56 56 52 57

G 38 34 33 33 33 32 31 31 31 30 30 30 29 29 29 29 29 27 26 26

Assists Nikita Kucherov, TAM Blake Wheeler, WPG Brent Burns, SAN Mikko Rantanen, COL Connor McDavid, EDM Patrick Kane, CHI Johnny Gaudreau, CGY Brad Marchand, BOS Mitchell Marner, TOR Nathan MacKinnon, COL Claude Giroux, PHI Jack Eichel, BUF Mark Giordano, CGY Evgeni Malkin, PIT Artemi Panarin, CBJ John Carlson, WAS Sidney Crosby, PIT Ryan Johansen, NAS Morgan Rielly, TOR Erik Karlsson, SAN

GP 57 57 57 56 54 56 56 56 56 56 57 53 54 51 53 56 53 57 56 47

A 63 56 52 51 50 49 48 47 47 45 44 43 43 42 42 41 41 41 41 40

Power Play Goals Brayden Point, TAM David Pastrnak, BOS Leon Draisaitl, EDM Sean Monahan, CGY Steven Stamkos, TAM Mike Hoffman, FLA Patrik Laine, WPG Alex Ovechkin, WAS

GP 56 56 55 56 57 55 57 56

PP 16 15 12 12 12 11 11 11


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GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS ATHLETES OF THE WEEK Courtney Harris Fort Zumwalt West swimming A junior, Harris swam areabest times this season in winning the 50-yard freestyle with a new conference record of 23.71 seconds and the 100 freestyle (51.6) at the GAC South Division Championships. Harris also swam legs on the winning 200 medley relay and on the 400 freestyle relay, which finished first in a school-record time of 3:44.33. Harris, who missed five weeks of the season with a ruptured ear drum, is seeded first in the 50 free and 100 free for this weekend’s Class 2 state meet, where she will also compete in the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay. She recorded state-qualifying times in five individual events. Chris Hill Brentwood basketball A 6-foot-1 junior shooting guard who is the third-leading scorer in the area (27.3), Hill continued his outstanding season with triple-double and a pair of double-doubles last week. He filled the stats sheets in wins over Crossroads (18 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists, 5 steals, 5 blocks), Cleveland (24 points, 13 rebounds, 9 assists, 5 steals, 6 blocks) and in a loss to Hancock (19 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists, 6 steals). He also is among the area leaders in 3-pointers (2.8), assists (5.9), steals (5), rebounding (12.2) and blocks (3.8). Hill has been named to all-tournament teams at Valley Park and Nashville. He also plays football. Josh Koderhandt Belleville West wrestling A sophomore ranked third in Class 3A at 113 pounds by illinoismatmen.com, Koderhandt (41-2) joined Edwardsville standouts Noah Surtin and Luke Odom as area sectional champions at Joliet Central last weekend. After cruising to a 3A regional title at Granite City, Koderhandt won by injury default in the final Saturday after advancing with a pair of technical falls. As a freshman at 106, he won the regional and finished second in the sectional; at state, he went 2-2 to close out a 41-9 season. Mykel Mathews Hazelwood West basketball A 5-foot-6 junior point guard who is averaging 27.9 points in 11 games this season, Mathews continued her scoring binge with two more big games last week. She had 26 points and eight rebounds in a 52-51 loss to University City and racked up 27 points and nine rebounds in a 50-45 setback against Webster Groves. A second-year starter, Mathews is averaging 7.5 rebounds, 3.6 steals and 2.6 blocks. She was an all-tournament selection at Collinsville in January after piling up 98 points in three games. Last season, Mathews earned first-team all-conference honors. Rylee Pickett Greenville basketball A 5-foot-6 junior guard, Pickett helped the Comets capture their first regional crown in 19 years. In a 58-18 win over Alton Marquette in the championship game, Pickett finished with a game-high 19 points, including five 3-pointers. She canned four of her treys during an early run as the Comets scored the first 18 points and had 24-point blitz in just 6 minutes and 26 seconds. Pickett had a team-high 12 points in a semifinal win over Vandalia. For the season, Pickett, a first-year starter after playing the role of sixth man last season, is averaging 9.5 points and 3.1 assists. She also plays volleyball. Landon Porter De Soto wrestling For the third time in as many years, Porter (33-0) defeated Hillsboro’s Joe Becker to capture the heavyweight title in Class 3 District 1 at Farmington. Saturday’s 1-0 win in the final followed up on a pair of early-round pins. As a freshman heavyweight, Porter went 2-2 in Columbia to cap a 38-8 season. A year ago, he finished 43-3 and was state runner-up to two-time champ Adrian Hitchcock of Neosho. Porter is ranked No. 1 by missouriwrestling. com. Corey Wait Francis Howell Central wrestling Joining Seckman’s Kai Orine, De Smet’s Cory Peterson, Whitfield’s Wade Raeman and Althoff’s Max Kristoff as the area’s only potential four-time medalists this season, Wait (35-0) captured the Class 4 District 2 title at 152 with three pins and a 9-3 decision last weekend at Holt High in Wentzville. Ranked No. 1 in the state by missouriwrestling.com, Wait placed sixth at 126 as a freshman, third at 138 as a sophomore and second at 145 a year ago. Compiled by Paul Kopsky based off stats reported to STLhighschoolsports.com. Please send nominations to pkopsky@ stltoday.com by noon each Monday.

SHE’S GOT THE BEAT ‘Go-Go’ O’Meara takes aim on diving history for Westminster BY STEVE OVERBEY STLhighschoolsports.com

Margo O’Meara used to turn heads with her antics. Now when the Westminster sophomore does a handstand or back flip, it’s old news. “I’ll turn around in the kitchen and there she is walking around on her hands,” explained Margo’s mother, Cathleen. “I’ve seen it so many times, I don’t give it a second thought. It’s just what she does.” Margo, unquestionably the top diver in Missouri, uses the handstands and flips as exercise tools to help build up arm and leg strength for competition. It works. O’Meara is a serious threat to set the state record for most points in a diving competition during the 44th Missouri State Swimming and Diving Championships, which run Thursday through Saturday at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters. The defending Class 1 state titleholder, O’Meara has her sights set on the previous record total of 523.5 points, set by Julie Grimmer of Nerinx Hall in winning the 1991 crown. The Class 1 diving competition is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday. L a s t we e k , O ’ M e a ra amassed a total of 602.20 points as she captured the Metro League diving title. “Obviously, it’s doable and I’d love to get it done,” O’Meara said. “If it happens, great. But there are other things I’m looking to accomplish.” The multi-talented O’Meara also will compete in the 50yard freestyle in the swimming portion of the meet. Plus, she will swim on the Wildcats’ 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams. Normally, divers and swimmers do not cross over. Rarely will an athlete compete in both. But O’Meara is not your normal athlete. A terror in the water, she is also a top-notch soccer player. She led Westminster with 28 goals last season before tearing her ACL. But her future likely lies on the diving board, which is where her flipping and handstand skills come into play. “I’ve seen her on the deck warming up and she’ll do a handstand and hold it there as long as she can,” Westminster coach Kent Kehr said. “It’s just how she prepares and gets ready.” O’Meara will break into a flip or handstand at any time, for both preparation and levity. She routinely bounces and flips on a trampoline in her backyard. “I think she just likes being upside down,” jokes junior

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There’s a good chance you’ll find Westminster sophomore Margo O’Meara upside down several times throughout any given day. On Saturday, she’ll be defending her Class 1 girls diving state title.

Kyleigh Peer, a fellow diver at Westminster. O’Meara’s diving prowess is no laughing matter. She is meticulous in her preparation and practices over and over until she gets each dive just right. “She’s just totally dedicated,” said Leslie Kehr, who helped introduce Margo to diving as a coach at Old Warson Country Club. Leslie Kehr, wife of Kent, is a former diver at the University of Missouri. “A few years ago, I just told her, ‘Look you’re already better than I ever was. I’m not sure there’s much I can help you with. You’ve got to move on because you passed anything I ever did.’ “ O’Meara already has made a splash on the national level. She finished fifth at the USA Diving Junior World Trial Meet last spring while facing off against girls three years older. She also won the 2017 USA Zone crown. O’Meara flashed early signs of brilliance by winning a national under-10 competition at age 6. At that point, Cathleen realized her daughter was on the way to becoming an elite diver. But there is much more to O’Meara than just 1-meter, 3-meter and springboard diving. She is one of the top players in her age group for the tradition-rich Scott Gallagher Soccer Club. Plus, she is thoroughly enjoying her relatively new swimming challenges. O’Meara got into that aspect of the water last season when Kent Kehr told her he expected her to give it a try. She did a few laps during practice and that’s all it took. She was hooked on another activity. “I kind of had a feeling he might do that,” O’Meara said. “But I like it. The relays are a lot of fun — they’re high energy. And it’s great to be part of

a team, doing things with everyone else.” Explained Cathleen, “She’s in love with participating — in everything.” O’Meara always has been an overachiever. She learned to talk at 9 months and was walking a few weeks later. Margo’s ability to flip and do cartwheels around the house led her parents to enroll her in a gymnastics class before she was 2 years old. She excelled in the floor exercise but chose to channel that energy into the water a few years later. O’Meara has sharpened her skills with a help of elite diving coach Steve Braun, a former standout at Mizzou and the University of Texas. The 5-foot-4 ball of energy never slows down and answers to the nickname “Go-Go” for her ability to stay on the move as well as the last final two letters of her first name. O’Meara is just rounding back into form after the soccer injury that forced her to spend time away from the pitch and pool. Several of the top NCAA Division I college diving schools already are salivating over O’Meara and her potential. Her coaches feel a berth in the Olympics, maybe in Paris in 2024, is possible if she continues on her current upward path. “That’s definitely a goal of mine,” O’Meara said. “I think if I commit myself to it, I feel like I could have a chance.” But for now, O’Meara is focused on this week. She will pack swimming qualifications, diving competition and the swimming finals into a 20hour period beginning Friday. And she might even throw in a back flip or handstand for good measure. “I love to be on the go,” O’Meara said. “I never like to stop.”

MISSOURI GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS At St. Peters Rec-Plex SCHEDULE Thursday: Class 2 swimming preliminaries, 12:30 p.m.; Class 2 diving finals, 5 p.m. Friday: Class 2 swimming finals, 10 a.m.; Class 1 swimming preliminaries, 5 p.m. Saturday: Class 1 diving finals, 9 a.m.; Class 1 swimming finals, 3 p.m. AREA TEAMS Class 2: Cor Jesu, Eureka, Fort Zumwalt North, Fort Zumwalt West, Francis Howell, Francis Howell Central, Francis Howell North, Hazelwood Central, Hazelwood West, Holt, Kirkwood, Lafayette, Lindbergh, Marquette, Nerinx Hall, Oakville, Parkway South, Timberland Class 1: Borgia, Clayton, Fort Zumwalt East, Fort Zumwalt South, Incarnate Word, John Burroughs, Ladue, Liberty, Lutheran South, Lutheran St. Charles, Mehlville, MICDS, Parkway Central, Parkway North, Parkway West, Principia, Rosati-Kain, St. Charles, St. Dominic, St. Joseph’s, Summit, Urusline, Villa Duchesne, Visitation, Washington, Webster Groves, Westminster

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL Sullivan 20 16 12 12 60 St. Charles 11 15 16 26 68 Su (17-6): Hoffman 22, McKinney 21, Rohrer 7, Adams 3, Frye 3, Lewis 3, Hatcher 1. FG 18 (13), FT 11-16. St (15-8): Wiggs 24, Kloepper 11, Adams 9, Teson 8, Meyer 6, E. Ingram 5, Anderson 4, Addison 1. FG 22 (10), FT 14-20. Summit 9 15 12 14 50 Pky. South 12 11 15 20 58 S (13-10): Jennings 15, Coughlin 11, J. Thomas 11, Humphrey 6, Broten 3, Manalang 2, Vaughan 2. FG 19 (3), FT 9-13. P (9-15): Sommer 24, Esker 11, Stone 9, Rollins 8, Ellebrecht 4, Skidmore 2. FG 19 (9), FT 11-23. Vashon 5 18 13 13 49 Haz. Central 13 8 16 6 43 H (13-11): Ervin 17, Jones 8, Graham 5, Garrett Jr 4, Gowins 4, Roberts 3, Banks 2. FG 15 (4), FT 9-16. Hancock 18 17 15 27 77 Maplewood-RH 10 18 10 29 67 H (15-5): Richardson 24, Evans 18, Sutton 16, Moultrie 7, Williams 5, Hunter 4, Livingston 3. FG 29 (5), FT 14-24. Carnahan 6 10 13 13 42 MICDS 12 16 16 15 59 M (11-11): J. Brooks 20, Pronger 11, Hendricks 8, Mitchell-Day 8, Roper 5, Spann 3, Desloge 2, A. Wienstroer 2. FG 18 (7), FT 16-23. Roosevelt 9 10 7 8 34 Lovejoy 17 6 18 13 54 R (11-11): Cannamore 13, Brownlee 10, Delaney 4, Leggette 3, Hightower 2, Jones 2. FG 11 (0), FT 12-15. CSOMB 12 16 10 6 44 North Tech 29 28 26 15 98 C (2-16): Quinn 17, Bunting 13, Taylor-El 6, Breuer 2, Copanas 2, Keaggy 2, Wright 2. FG 16 (1), FT 11-17. Howell 22 18 20 20 80 FZ West 5 7 22 11 45 H (22-2): Thompson 27, Schark 15, Simmons 15, Schulte 8, Olwig 5, Dalton 4, Williams 4, Fortner 2. FG 32 (9), FT 7-10. St. Dominic 8 17 7 17 49 Borgia 5 11 10 13 39 S (9-14): Kiger 16, Lewis 10, M. Willenbrink 7, Hanson 6, Heiligenstein 6, Niggemeier 4. FG 13 (7), FT 16-19. B (12-11): Strubberg 14, Brinkmann 8, Meyers 6, Weber 6, Elbert 3, Smith 2. FG 13 (8), FT 5-6. Northwest-CH 7 11 10 11 39 Pacific 12 22 16 8 58 P (9-14): D. Myers 22, Fleming 11, Cowsert 9, Harris 3, Racer 3, Sauvage 3, Evans 2, Hoerchler 2, Murray 2, C. Myers 1. FG 19 (9), FT 11-17. Clayton 5 19 15 9 48 Whitfield 15 9 12 25 61 C (9-13): Sams 17, Bax 8, Chesnutt-Perry 6, Wood 6, Smith 5, Walker 4, Tripathy 2. FG 16 (3), FT 13-15. W (18-8): Taylor 18, Holton 16, Margelis 10, Strege 6, Alexander 5, Newlin 3, Stucco 3. FG 16 (5), FT 24-25. Madison 9 9 14 14 46 Okawville 6 19 6 5 36 M (15-9): Glasper 20, Gordon III 14, Baker Jr. 6, Kennedy 4, C. Moore 2. FG 18 (3), FT 7-11. O (16-11): Schilling 9, Aubel 8, Heckert 7, Harre 5, Krohne 5, Frederking 2. FG 13 (3), FT 7-13.

GIRLS BASKETBALL Maplewood-RH 10 10 7 10 37 Crossroads 16 19 13 4 52 C (8-11): Spann 23, Birch 8, Webster 8, Smith 7, Williams 6. FG 23 (2), FT 4-7. Rosati-Kain 13 12 10 8 43 Windsor 3 6 6 11 26 R (7-14): Al-Baaj 16, Chatman 9, King 7, Sextro 5, Bethany 4, Dawson 2. FG 16 (4), FT 7-21. Jennings 12 11 5 13 41 Haz. West 15 7 2 8 32 H (8-10): Brooks 9, Burrus 9, Mathews 9, Brown 3, Carter 2. FG 11 (3), FT 7-15. Triad 2 8 14 5 29 Highland 19 14 20 7 60 T (14-15): Miller 10, Cochran 9, Barisch 5, Jones 2, Manso 2, Mills 1. FG 12 (1), FT 4-6. H (25-7): LaPorta 18, Kesner 10, Brown 9, Klucker 9, Kronk 8, K. Taylor 4, Nyquist 2. FG 22 (4), FT 12-16. Bellvl. West 8 4 8 8 28 O’Fallon 10 14 9 25 58 O (24-8): Bell 17, Schloer 12, Best 8, Gordon 8, Lovelace 4, Bullock 3, Akoro 2, Mueller 2, Schieppe 2. FG 22 (4), FT 10-20. Normandy 16 13 14 13 56 Cleveland 3 11 8 4 26 C (1-14): Graham 16, Knight 5, T. Jackson 2. FG 8 (1), FT 6-12. CSOMB 8 5 6 16 35 McKinley 9 10 6 7 32 C (13-6): Mitchell 12, Jackson 10, Turner 7, Seals 6. FG 12 (0), FT 11-26. Rock Bridge 4 12 17 9 42 Miller Career 8 13 12 13 46 M (14-7): Seltzer 23, A. Garrett 9, R. Tally 6, Grayson 4, R. Tally 4. FG 19 (2), FT 6-12. Liberty 15 FZ South 58 L (8-14): Giljum 4, Orf 3, VanPamel 3, Kruse 2, Riggins 2, Patterson 1. FG 4 (2), FT 5-6. McCluer North 8 13 6 15 42 Pattonville 14 7 14 15 50 P (12-10): Danfort 16, Jenkins 8, Mack 8, Battle 4, Heiligenstein 4, Richardson 3, Smith 3, Benedict 2, Dixon 2. FG 16 (4), FT 14-20. Seckman 8 6 10 12 36 16 10 13 12 51 Marquette S (11-10): Wyman 19, Marsh 6, Townsend 4, Lizenbee 3, Critchlow 2, Stout 2. FG 13 (3), FT 7-12. M (12-9): Watkins 13, Brown 10, Fitzgerald 9, Deves 6, E. Morrow 6, Dorhauer 3, M. Morrow 2, Price 2. FG 21 (1), FT 8-13. OTHER SCORES Class 4A O’Fallon Regional Semifinal Springfield 60, Collinsville 41 Class 3A Mater Dei Regional Semifinal Mater Dei 42, Breese Central 33 Class 3A Wood River Regional Semifinals Sacred Heart-Griffin 92, Jacksonville 26 Jerseyville 53, Wood River 27 Regular season Festus 58, Perryville 48 Potosi 55, St. Pius X 42 Ste. Genevieve 49, De Soto 40

THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE BOYS BASKETBALL Crossroads (1-18) at Hancock (15-5), 4 p.m. Gateway Science (4-16) at Affton (5-14), 4:15 p.m. Owensville (9-14) at Pacific (9-14), 5:30 p.m. Jennings (14-7) at Hazelwood East (10-12), 5:30 p.m. Riverview Gardens (3-8-1) at McCluer North (20-3), 5:30 p.m. St. Charles (15-8) at Hazelwood West (9-10), 5:30 p.m. Northwest Academy (3-12) at Confluence (9-12), 6 p.m. Crystal City (8-15) at Valle Catholic (6-5), 6 p.m. St. Vincent (15-7) at Meadow Heights (1-0), 6 p.m. Orchard Farm (11-13) at Brentwood (13-10), 6 p.m. Bunker Hill (4-17) at Brussels (13-11), 6 p.m. Cape Central (8-1) at Mehlville (19-6), 6 p.m. Metro (9-13) vs. Carnahan (4-21), at Cleveland, 6:15 p.m. St. Louis College (18-2) at Miller Career (5-16), 6:15 p.m. Principia (4-18) at Bayless (2-19), 6:30 p.m. Herculaneum (9-13) at Valley Park (12-9), 6:30 p.m. North Tech (8-15) at Granite City (13-13), 6:30 p.m. Wright City (6-12) at Wellsville (1-5), 7 p.m. Lutheran North (13-11) at John Burroughs (12-9), 7 p.m. Farmington (18-2) at Perryville (12-11), 7 p.m. Grandview (5-19) at Bismarck High (0-3), 7 p.m. Carlinville (7-22) at Piasa Southwestern (9-17), 7:30 p.m. Belleville West (24-3) at Collinsville (25-3), 7:30 p.m. Alton Marquette (25-3) at Father McGivney (6-24), 7:30 p.m. Borgia (12-11) at Helias (5-8), 7:30 p.m. Hermann (19-5) at St. James (13-11), 7:30 p.m. Alton (17-9-1) at Edwardsville (6-18), 7:30 p.m.

Sullivan (17-6) at New Haven (14-10), 8:30 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL ILLINOIS SECTIONAL FINALS Class 2A Hillsboro Greenville (30-1) at Hillsboro (27-5), 7 p.m. Class 2A Red Bud Althoff (21-9) vs. Nashville (22-9), 7 p.m. Class 1A Steeleville Marissa (25-5) vs. Goreville, 7 p.m. ILLINOIS REGIONAL FINALS Class 4A Quincy Regional At Belleville West Belleville East (20-12) vs. Edwardsville (28-2), 7 p.m. Class 3A Rochester Regional Springfield Lanphier vs. Civic Memorial (27-5), 7 p.m. Class 3A Wood River Regional Jerseyville (22-8) vs. Sac. Heart-Griffin, 7 p.m. Class 3A Waterloo Regional Columbia (23-5) vs. Effingham, 7 p.m. Class 3A Mater Dei Regional Mater Dei (21-7) vs. Highland (25-7), 7 p.m. Class 3A Carbondale Regional Centralia (14-15) vs. Carterville, 7 p.m. REGULAR SEASON Principia (11-12) at Bayless (6-13), 5 p.m. St. Joseph’s (9-13) at Visitation (6-17), 5:30 p.m. Owensville (13-10) at Pacific (11-11), 5:30 p.m.

Lutheran North (19-6) at John Burroughs (13-10), 5:30 p.m. De Soto (13-10) vs. Medicine and Biosc (13-6), at McKinley, 5:30 p.m. Nerinx Hall (11-13) at Ursuline (9-11), 6 p.m. Whitfield (15-9) at Incarnate Word (20-2), 6 p.m. Cor Jesu (12-11) at Villa Duchesne (5-16), 6 p.m. Hermann (20-4) at St. James (10-14), 6 p.m. Bowling Green (9-4) at North Callaway (11-12), 6 p.m. Confluence (0-5) vs. Roosevelt (7-7), at McKinley, 6:15 p.m. Tolton (12-11) at Cardinal Ritter (15-3), 6:45 p.m. Sullivan (15-7) at New Haven (7-16), 7 p.m. Winfield (3-18) at Fort Zumwalt East (14-7), 7 p.m. Ste. Genevieve (9-2) at Festus (18-4), 7 p.m. Perryville (15-7) at Cape Central (1-2), 7 p.m. Hillsboro (4-18) at Grandview (14-8), 7 p.m. McCluer S-Berkeley (18-6) at Affton (3-17), 7 p.m. St. Louis Patriots (5-8) at North County (14-7), 7 p.m. Rosati-Kain (7-14) at DuBourg (10-13), 7 p.m. Wright City (2-14) at Wellsville (1-5), 7 p.m. Notre Dame (8-12) at St. Dominic (4-17), 7:15 p.m. Borgia (10-11) at Helias (7-3), 7:15 p.m.

HOCKEY MVCHA Class 2A Championship Game 3 Collinsville (22-2) vs. Belleville Twsp. (18-5-1) at McKendree Rec-Plex, 9 p.m. Mid-States Founders Cup Semifinal, Game 1 Eureka (5-15-1) vs. Timberland (9-11-1) at Queeny Park, 8 p.m.

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WRESTLING STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Summit’s Frankowski takes aim on third title MISSOURI BOYS SPOTLIGHT

BY JOE LYONS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A two-time defending state champion, Summit wrestler Sam Frankowski clearly is a winner. But he’s not afraid of losing. “I know it sounds kind of strange, but I credit most of my success to my losses,” the 17-year-old senior said earlier this week while preparing for the Missouri wrestling championships, which run Thursday through Saturday at Mizzou Arena. “Nobody wants to lose, right? That feeling you have right after a loss, there’s nothing worse. But if you can find a way to get past that, to evaluate what led to the loss and then learn from it, you can hopefully turn that negative into a positive.” To that end, Frankowski feels the turning point in his wrestling career came at the state tournament at the end of his freshman season when he finished 1-2 with a pair of ultimate-tiebreaker losses. “I guess you could say that was my wake-up call,” he kidded. “At that point, I realized that if I was going to reach the goals, I needed to take my training to a completely different level. There’s no sport that demands as much of you, physically and mentally, than wrestling. At the same time, if you’re willing to put in the time and effort and make the sacrifices, there’s no sport that’s more rewarding.” As a sophomore, Frankowski capped a 45-3 season with the Class 3 title at 132 pounds. “Going from a qualifier to a champion is a big step, but Sam came into this program with hopes of being a four-time champ,”

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Summit’s Sam Frankowski (right) battles to a Class 3 semifinal victory last season against Smithville’s Mitchell Bohlken. Frankowski is in search of his third state title Thursday through Saturday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.

Summit coach Brent Batcheller said. “That first year, I think he got a little overwhelmed by the whole state experience, got away from his game plan and made some mistakes. But since then, his level of commitment and dedication has gone to a whole new level. “He’s a special athlete and a special young man.” With a bit of direction from Batcheller, Frankowski helped turn personal disappointment into a truly special moment

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last year at Mizzou Arena. Wrestling at 138, Frankowski reached the title match and ended up with consecutive state titles. But because his opponent, Rolla senior Coleman Brainard, was injured while winning by disqualification in the semifinals, Frankowski won the title via medical forfeit. “I was pretty bummed out, feeling a little sorry for myself,” said Frankowski, who was hoping to avenge a 2-1 overtime loss he suffered against Brainard a month

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Lafayette sisters debut together in inaugural girls tournament BY BRIAN WEBSTER STLhighschoolsports.com

Leave no doubt. That’s the mission Lafayette High School’s Emma Cole and Faith Cole take with them each time they step onto the mat. Don’t just win. Dominate. That’s not arrogance. Nor is it anything personal against fellow participants in a sport the sisters happen to love. It’s just what’s expected of two girls who compete all year round and have their own wrestling room at home. “We’ve acquired wrestling mats over time from various high schools here and there,” said Jesse Cole, father of the girls. “We have all their medals hanging up.” Neither girl has a state championship medal yet. That quest begins Thursday afternoon at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, where freshman Faith Cole (21-0 at 103 pounds) and junior Emma (22-2 at 143) will take No. 1 seeds into their respective weight brackets in Missouri’s inaugural girls wrestling state tournament. “I’m excited for it,” said Emma. “Last year I went to state to watch the guys wrestle and now I get to actually participate.” Teammates Derronia Johnson (126 pounds), Josette Partney (143) and Treasure Smith (187) will join the Cole sisters on the mat as the top-ranked Lancers attempt to make history as the first championship team in Missouri girls’ wrestling. “We hold our girls to the same expectations our boys are held at,” said Berenice Blanco, Lafayette girls wrestling coach. “Most of my girls are newer to the sport, so we had to take it a little bit slow at the beginning, but as things got going we just started pushing them the same as we push the boys.” The boys program at Lafayette traditionally has been strong. The girls are holding up their end of the Lancers’ tradition, thanks in no small part to the Cole family tradition. “Once I stepped foot on a mat and started wrestling, it just felt right,” Emma said. “I was immediately all into it. I couldn’t remember a time when I hadn’t wrestled.” The muscle memory might have been passed down from their father. Jesse Cole wrestled at Oakville High School and was a member of the school’s 1998 state championship team. Though Emma is the older

daughter, Faith was the first to fall in love with the sport. She wrestled her first competitive match at age 8. “I remember starting out in a small club on the army base,” Faith said, recalling the military years the family spent moving around before settling in metropolitan St. Louis. “Then we moved to Iowa and I started out on the middle school-level club team there. I was the only girl.” Jesse Cole runs practices for his daughters at least three nights a week in the basement wrestling room he set up for them. Boards around the mat list moves the girls are still working to master. The results of such dedication speak for themselves. Faith Cole is undefeated in her freshman season. Of her 21 victories, 20 were by pin or technical fall — a sort of mercy rule that kicks in after the winning wrestler has 15 more points than her opponent. “I like winning by tech fall,” Faith said. “You’re using all your moves and it’s just more fun and satisfying.” The only match Faith didn’t completely dominate came in a dual against an experienced opponent two weight classes above her at 116 pounds. Faith beat her by decision. Though Emma didn’t start wrestling until her sophomore year at Lafayette, she’s already ranked No. 1 in her 143-pound weight class in Missouri, and is No. 17 nationally. She has won 22 matches and lost two. The sisters have slightly different styles on the mat due to the different weight classes they compete in. “Emma is very powerful and strong against her opponents,” Faith said. “She uses her upper body a lot. Me, I am more of a technician. I ride the legs a lot more and try to rely more on speed and technique.” This weekend’s state tournament at Columbia is just one rung on the Cole sisters’ ladder, but it’s an important one. Faith and Emma Cole believe they’re the top female wrestlers in Missouri in their weight classes, but in the Show-Me State, that title must be earned. Of course, there’s also the historical significance. Many girls will wear state champion medals in the years to come, but Faith and Emma Cole could be among the first. “Hopefully,” Emma said, “we’ll be the first couple of girls to have our names on the wall in the school’s sports hall of fame for wrestling.”

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Lafayette’s Faith Cole (left) embraces coach Berenice Blanco after winning the championship of the 103-pound class at the District 1 girls wrestling tournament Feb. 2 at St. Clair High School.

or so earlier at Platte County. “I wanted to wrestle.” But thanks to some advice from Batcheller, Frankowski stepped up and provided a memory for all who witnessed it. “On an elevator ride at the hotel, Coach Batcheller helped me see the bigger picture,” Frankowski recalled. “He reminded me that, as bad as I felt, I was the state champion and then asked me to think about how (Brainard) must be feeling.” So after the referee at Mizzou Arena raised Frankowski’s arm in triumph, Frankowski responded by raising Brainard’s arm as they walked off the mat. The show of sportsmanship prompted a hearty ovation. “It was a tough situation for both guys,” Batcheller said, “but Sam helped make everyone in that building feel good about it.” Frankowski, a 152-pounder, enters this year’s tournament at 45-1. The only loss, in overtime, came against Lebanon’s Trevor Christian in the Fred Ross Invitational at Lafayette. Christian (47-2) also is competing in Class 3 at 152. “I’ve made my adjustments and I’m ready,” said Frankowski, who hopes to continue wrestling while serving with the U.S. Army or U.S. Navy. “But right now, my focus is on getting through that firstround match. My goal this weekend is to make sure I leave everything I have on the mat. I want to go all out, to wrestle to the best of my ability and to leave the fans with a performance to remember.”

At Mizzou Arena SCHEDULE Thursday: First round and quarterfinals, 2:15 p.m. Friday: First- and second-round wrestlebacks, 12:15 p.m.; championship semifinals and third-round wrestlebacks, 5 p.m. Saturday: Fourth-round wrestlebacks, 8:30 a.m.; third-place matches, 11:30 a.m.; championship matches, 4 p.m. AREA QUALIFIERS Brentwood 103: Zoe Arrindell, sophomore, 16-5 Clayton 143: Khaylie Ross, junior, 13-2 Fort Zumwalt North 131: Zoe Santa Cruz, junior, 26-6 Fort Zumwalt West 121: Vivian Madrid, senior, 22-2 131: Jessie Deane, freshman, 6-9 152: Kiersten Noonan, senior, 29-3 Francis Howell 126: Emily Eberwine, senior, 26-6 152: Danielle Lindsey, junior, 22-8 De Soto 131: Hunter Bullock, junior, 30-5 167: Jaycee Foeller, sophomore, 32-0 Fox 103: Hailie Terry, senior, 27-1 Hancock 167: Guadalupe Fujarte, sophomore, 13-4 187: Ryan Schlereth, sophomore, 15-2 Holt 103: Reese Compton, freshman, 10-5 136: Esther Han, freshman, 23-0 Kirkwood 152: Emma Schreiber, sophomore, 20-2 Lafayette 103: Faith Cole, freshman, 19-0 126: Derriona Johnson, freshman, 12-15 143: Emma Cole, junior, 22-2 167: Josette Partney, sophomore, 16-3 187: Treasure Smith, senior, 23-7 Liberty 187: Janna Stevenson, junior, 9-8 Lutheran St. Charles 136: Rebekah Floyd, junior, 13-4 Marquette 235: Leah Ozersky, sophomore, 10-6 McCluer 167: Alexus Yancey, sophomore, 28-6 McCluer North 116: Kyra Perry, senior, 26-5 121: Paige Folkner, junior, 29-3 131: Natalie Schaljo, sophomore, 26-3 Mehlville 235: Samantha Apple, junior, 25-0 Normandy 143: Christa’nae Wright, junior, 20-2 235: Takeira Steen, senior, 11-2 Northwest-Cedar Hill 126: Emma Spencer, sophomore, 21-14 136: Taylor Murphey, junior, 28-4 235: Macie Twine, freshman, 25-9 Orchard Farm 235: Lilian Bader, junior, 13-10 Parkway West 121: Paige Wehrmeister, freshman, 11-4 Pattonville 143: Autumn Otis, junior, 17-5 Ritenour 187: Geraldine Flores, senior, 23-1 St. Charles 110: Cameron Head, junior, 26-8 116: Caitlyn Thorne, junior, 33-4 126: Kaitlyn Clutter, junior, 34-1 152: Madison Oellermann, senior, 18-19 Seckman 121: Corrine McClure, junior, 16-6 126: Madison Conrad, freshman, 19-7 Summit 116: Lillian Wallis, junior, 17-3 Troy 110: Autumn Flanigan, sophomore, 19-0 Washington 110: Mia Reed, sophomore, 24-5 116: Allison Meyer, sophomore, 24-9 Webster Groves 152: Hannah Jansen, sophomore, 17-6 Windsor 110: Reilly Baughman, sophomore, 15-4 Wright City 187: Donavan Holmes, senior, 12-1

ILLINOIS BOYS At State Farm Arena, Champaign SCHEDULE Thursday: Class 1A preliminaries, noon; Class 2A preliminaries, 2:15 p.m.; Class 3A preliminaries, 4:30 p.m.; Class 1A and 2A championship quarterfinals, 6:45 p.m. Friday: Class 3A championship quarterfinals and first-round wrestlebacks, 8:30 a.m.; Class 1A and 2A first-round wrestlebacks, 11 a.m.; second-round wrestlebacks (all classes), 1:30 p.m.; championship semifinals (all classes), 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Quarterfinal wrestlebacks, 9 a.m.; semifinal wrestlebacks, 11 a.m.; third- and fifth-place matches, 1 p.m.; championship matches, 6 p.m. AREA QUALIFIERS CLASS 3A Belleville West 113: Josh Koderhandt, sophomore, 41-2 160: Logan Johnson, senior, 39-6 Edwardsville 106: Grant Martarelli, sophomore, 38-7 120: Noah Surtin, senior, 47-1 138: Luke Odom, junior, 46-1 195: Blake Moss, junior, 21-6 285: Lloyd Reynolds, junior, 36-11 CLASS 2A Cahokia 195: Arnold Edwards, junior, 22-5

220: Jacob Bullock, senior, 30-0 Civic Memorial 120: Caleb Tyus, sophomore, 42-2 126: Caine Tyus, sophomore, 37-8 Highland 132: Colton Brown, senior, 30-14 160: Devin Wills, senior, 33-11 Jerseyville 152: Zeke Waltz, junior, 31-5 Mascoutah 126: Kylan Montgomery, sophomore, 34-4 145: Chase Overton, sophomore, 30-15 170: Caleb Grau, junior, 36-3 Triad 106: Chase Hall, freshman, 32-9 138: Will Hillared, junior, 23-6 145: Garrett Bakarich, junior, 38-5 182: Kaleb Port, senior, 34-8 220: Collin North, sophomore, 28-9 CLASS 1A Althoff 106: Matthew Minick, junior, 37-9 113: Shawn Minick, freshman, 36-5 126: Isaiah Bernal, junior, 35-8 132: Anthony Federico, junior, 44-3 145: Max Kristoff, senior, 40-4 160: Joey Braunagel, sophomore, 37-6 220: Nolan Schmidt, junior, 27-7 Carlyle 220: Dale Allen, senior, 34-0 Roxana 152: Alex Maguire, senior, 36-4 Wood River 160: Jake Erslon, senior, 40-6

MISSOURI BOYS SCHEDULE At Mizzou Arena Thursday: Class 1-2 first round and wrestlebacks, 9 a.m.; Class 3-4 first round and wrestlebacks, 5:15 p.m. Friday: Class 1-2 championship quarterfinals and second-round wrestlebacks, 8:30 a.m.; Class 3-4 championship quarterfinals and second-round wrestlebacks, 1:30 p.m.; championship semifinals and third-round wrestlebacks, 6 p.m. Saturday: Fourth-round wrestlebacks, 9:30 a.m.; third and fifth-place matches, 11:45 a.m.; championship matches, 4 p.m. AREA QUALIFIERS CLASS 4 Chaminade 132: Sam Schultz, junior, 33-4 170: Alex Hart, senior, 34-14 CBC 113: Alex Flerlage, sophomore, 16-8 120: Jacob Fryer, freshman, 26-12 132: Vinnie Zerban, sophomore, 39-3 138: Wyatt Henson, sophomore, 29-6 145: Kyle Prewitt, senior, 34-3 152: Joshua Saunders, junior, 36-2 160: Will Edgar, senior, 30-6 170: Lucas White, sophomore, 29-8 182: Jack Darrah, freshman, 34-6 De Smet 106: Colton King, sophomore, 31-3 113: Jesse Hahs, freshman, 29-6 145: John Fotouhi, junior, 16-7 160: Cory Peterson, senior, 35-0 170: Michael Cross, senior, 33-9 220: Jacob Perez, junior, 20-15 285: Jacobi Jackson, sophomore, 32-4 Eureka 126: Ryan Lester, senior, 29-4 170: Luke Dickhaus, junior, 28-7 195: Jake McCollum, junior, 24-6 220: Matt Gentry, senior, 36-3 Fort Zumwalt North 126: Teddy Hickey, senior, 34-5 152: Derick Buda-Smith, junior, 32-9 Fort Zumwalt West 113: Mitchell Huber, sophomore, 24-10 120: Lucas Oxler, junior, 21-11 195: Nick Matyiko, so, 22-13 220: Ulysses Ross, junior, 23-9 285: Nathan Reese, junior, 19-14 Fox 132: Dylan Looney, senior, 37-9 220: Luke Joggerst, senior, 25-9 285: Joey Johnson senior, 33-9 Francis Howell 113: Eric Lovelace, senior, 26-2 120: Josh Kyle, junior, 33-1 138: Hayden Trezek, freshman, 24-10 195: Cole Litteken, junior, 16-16 285: Ryan Skillington, junior, 29-2 Francis Howell Central 132: Anthony Godier, senior, 32-6 138: Kaden Hart, sophomore, 39-9 152: Corey Wait, senior, 35-0 160: Jonathan Floyd, senior, 37-4 170: Austin Smith, senior, 38-9 Francis Howell North 106: Mason Apple, freshman, 28-11 145: Joshua Simmonds, senior, 29-11 182: Thadeus Meneses, senior, 18-10 Hazelwood Central 126: Devin Trujillo, senior, 25-5 Holt 106: Tyler Bierman, freshman, 17-8 113: Hayden Ferrell, sophomore, 21-13 126: Carter Smith, junior, 30-2 132: Nathan Underjajlo, junior, 23-6 138: Joel Hagemeier, senior, 23-14 145: Will Chambers, senior, 27-10 160: Kyle Tucker, senior, 12-16 182: Colton Hawks, junior, 33-2 195: Cole Londoff, junior, 17-6 220: Cole Mueller, senior, 7-1 Kirkwood 170: Dalton Rawlins, senior, 38-10 Lafayette 106: Alexander Doehring, freshman, 15-16 113: Jalin Reese, junior, 30-7 120: Jayden Carson, junior, 37-4 126: Desean Reese, senior, 24-15 132: Jaylen Carson, senior, 36-10 152: Evan Boren, sophomore, 29-19 160: Tommy Hagan, freshman, 29-15 220: Austin Wegener, senior, 38-2 285: Anthony McRoberts, junior, 28-18

Lindbergh 113: James Homfeld, sophomore, 42-3 126: Luke Dierkes, junior, 32-17 152: Dawson Javier, senior, 35-7 160: Andrew Javier, senior, 36-9 Marquette 106: Zack Watkins, sophomore, 24-16 132: Jack Lenox, senior, 40-4 138: Alex Nicozsin, sophomore, 36-13 220: Marco Perla, senior, 37-7 285: Isiah Brisseaux, junior, 34-11 McCluer North 120: David Vance, senior, 25-15 145: Micah Dennis, senior, 24-9 152:. Justin Hays, senior, 35-6 170: Ibrahim Ameer, sophomore, 32-7 220: Joshua Rayford, sophomore, 16-19 Northwest 113: Carter Wilhelm, senior, 34-9 138: Cannon Newhouse, sophomore, 32-12 145: Austin Akins, senior, 34-10 160: Darrell Spencer, senior, 33-10 195: Chase Stegall, junior, 35-1 Parkway South 138: Garret Kloeppel, senior, 39-1 182: Max Rinkin, junior, 36-6 195: Ty Osby, senior, 32-10 Ritenour 106: Anthony Chrun, junior, 29-15 Seckman 106: Devin Haag, sophomore, 33-10 120: Keagen Miller, freshman, 33-10 126: Kai Orine, senior, 46-1 138: Anthony Chellew, junior, 34-12 170: Jermey Ashlock, senior, 34-3 182: Andrew Warren, senior, 27-19 195: Blake Fritz, senior, 37-6 285: Joe Klutho, junior, 31-14 Timberland 120: Brandon Khoury, junior, 29-9 132: Evan Wasson, junior, 27-14 138: Caleb Conedera, senior, 33-3 152: Thomas Renz, senior, 13-10 160: Jonny Paneitz, senior, 30-12 182: Jaxton Steffeny, senior, 17-7 285: Chase McCoy, junior, 24-8 Troy 126: Jacob Matschiner, junior, 18-16 182: Andrew Bergfeld, junior, 24-12 195: Jon Hepburn, senior, 24-12 CLASS 3 Clayton 220: Jeremiah Austin, senior, 28-8 De Soto 113: Kenneth Coats, junior, 30-11 132: Davin Francis, senior, 25-16 138: Connor Zimmermann, junior, 29-6 160: Kameren Brooks, junior, 23-15 170: Logan Zimmermann, senior, 32-1 182: Lucas Watson, senior, 35-4 195: Chase Greenlee, junior, 19-16 285: Landon Porter, junior, 33-0 Festus 152: Justin Shaver, sophomore, 45-5 Fort Zumwalt East 106: Joseph Beck, sophomore, 30-9 113: Braden Stark, junior, 22-6 120: Shakboz Hasanov, senior, 28-9 126: Dylan McCoy, junior, 17-20 160: Sean Wachter, senior, 15-20 170: Luke Eaton, junior, 26-13 Fort Zumwalt South 113: Kaelen Raible, freshman, 25-18 126: Benjamin Lindley, senior, 34-7 132: Nicholas Hoven, junior, 26-18 152: Nicholas Genovese, senior, 28-17 195: Alex Drmac, senior, 37-7 220: Evan Bragee, junior, 33-5 285: Jacob Adams, senior, 37-9 Hazelwood East 106: Ettien Rodgers, sophomore, 34-8 285: Derron Funches, senior, 16-1 Hillsboro 113: Aidan Haggard, sophomore, 26-18 120: Dalton Litzsinger, freshman, 43-2 126: James Short, junior, 34-11 182: Zach McNees, sophomore, 29-17 285: Joe Becker, senior, 35-4 Ladue 106: Manareldeen Fajors, sophomore, 23-2 120: Jacob Mann, sophomore, 26-1 182: Callen Morley, junior, 20-7 195: Patrick Kovalak, senior, 23-21 Liberty 132: Brandon Jones, senior, 32-9 138: Wyatt Haynes, sophomore, 34-7 145: Christian Zeik, senior, 28-0 152: Trentin Helton, senior, 32-9 McCluer 195: Kennard Haynes, junior, 25-12 MICDS 120: Zion Thomas, senior, 24-2 Pacific 126: Noah Patton, senior, 49-2 132: Callum Sitek, sophomore, 48-3 138: Colton Thompson, sophomore, 34-15 152: Nathan Murray, senior, 35-10 160: Ben Courtney, senior, 42-2 170: James Anding, senior, 51-0 220: Trevor Heitsch, senior, 29-14 Parkway West 145: James Griffin, junior, 36-3 160: Brayden Eddy, junior, 34-5 170: Jackson Barnhart, senior, 37-2 St. Charles 113: Payton Irvin, sophomore, 22-17 120: Ben Bohr, senior, 39-6 126: Tommy Truong, senior, 21-6 138: Xavian Jackson, junior, 40-7 182: Treyvon Ward, sophomore, 34-14 220: Justin Mowry, junior, 40-7 285: Cody Imbierowicz, senior, 47-5 St. Mary’s 160: Ian Cordell, senior, 33-5 Summit 113: Dezmond McSellers, senior, 29-8 120: Camden Pye, freshman, 29-15 132: JT Hale, senior, 26-12

152: Sam Frankowski, senior, 45-1 182: Karthik Mogallapu, senior, 35-7 195: Evan Brooks, senior, 43-1 220: Desean Preyer, junior, 25-10 Union 195: David Clark, junior, 32-9 220: Haiden Meyer, senior, 42-1 285: Connor Ward, junior, 30-13 Warrenton 106: Bryce Edison, junior, 32-17 152: Brent Wielms, senior, 19-13 160: Jerrett Villinger, senior, 45-2 170: Andrew Jones, sophomore, 23-16 Washington 113: Tate Hendricks, junior, 29-13 126: Dana Cates, senior, 40-11 132: James Johnson, junior, 25-25 138: Tommy Kelpe, senior, 36-14 145: Louis Obermark, junior, 31-15 170: Chris Griesenauer, junior, 35-10 182: Jack Carico, senior, 38-7 285: Gavin Holtmeyer, freshman, 18-26 Webster Groves 138: Eric Pettibone, senior, 26-5 145: Charles Getz, senior, 21-6 Westminster 195: Patrick Andrews, senior, 6-3 Windsor 145: Grant Pauli, junior, 40-2 152: Luke Longtin, sophomore, 30-20 CLASS 2 Affton 195: Eli Cotton, senior, 33-10 Lutheran St. Charles 120: Isaac Conrad, junior, 31-8 195: Anthony Heard, senior, 29-9 Miller Career 160: Isaiah Strong, junior, 20-10 Normandy 138: Jaelen Woods, senior, 34-3 Priory 132: Elliot Holdosh, senior, 29-14 182: Louis Rolwes, senior, 33-3 220: Dalton Bingman, junior, 23-3 St. Charles West 132: Ronald Watson, junior, 27-22 138: Trent Busby, junior, 23-21 160: Alex Meyer, sophomore, 27-22 170: Trevor Hachtel, senior, 43-7 182: Tristan Hachtel, senior, 42-7 St. Clair 132: Dalton Thompson, junior, 34-10 160: Collin Thacker, sophomore, 19-33 170: Grant Bay, senior, 23-19 182: Ryan Herman, senior, 47-0 285: Aaron Herman, senior, 40-1 Sullivan 106: Dillon Witt, sophomore, 46-3 120: Joseph Lewis, junior, 13-24 126: Ty Shetley, freshman, 33-17 138: Jonathan Krygiel, sophomore, 24-16 145: Kobie Blankenship, junior, 32-9 160: Isaac Peregoy, senior, 44-6 170: Trey Eplin, junior, 27-16 182: Evan Shetley, junior, 47-5 220: Trevor Hamblin, junior, 13-7 285: Tristan Brown, junior, 37-9 Sumner 285: Lorenzo Jenkins, senior, 19-2 University City 132: Jalen McKee, sophomore, 31-6 145: Peter Zhang, senior, 29-11 Winfield 106: Matthew Hornbeck, freshman, 31-13 126: Austin Gross, freshman, 28-16 160: Clark Rogers, junior, 41-4 CLASS 1 Brentwood 106: Owen Brotherton, sophomore, 29-5 113: Corvon Johnson, senior, 21-8 120: Ian Lawrence, fr 28-6 132: Xavier Lane, sophomore, 38-3 152: Cody Hughes, sophomore, 35-6 160: Nathan Butler, junior, 36-8 182: Trey Watson, sophomore, 27-14 195: Tristan Jones, junior, 32-8 DuBourg 152: Grant Pawlak, senior, 25-11 160: Luke Enright, junior, 21-9 285: Jacob Bader, sophomore, 12-19 Gateway Science 106: Adrian Rizvic, sophomore, 19-3 Hancock 113: Chase Blagg, sophomore, 17-17 126: Blade Crook, junior, 32-9 138: Xavier Smith, sophomore, 28-14 145: Ashton Wynn, senior, 24-5 Herculaneum 182: Justin Montgomery, senior, 16-5 Maplewood-Richmond Heights 126: Garrett Anderson, senior, 18-4 McCluer South-Berkeley 132: Jynelle Evans, freshman, 15-7 145: Jason Phillips, senior, 17-4 220: Kevon James, senior, 11-10 Missouri School for the Blind 120: Neil Grunig, freshman, 9-2 O’Fallon Christian 113: Caleb Little, junior, 18-15 170: Blake Heuer, junior, 39-7 Principia 145: Garrett Sheets, senior, 29-7 170: Stephen Keyes, senior, 25-12 195: Alex Reyes, senior, 37-3 Whitfield 106: Evan Binder, freshman, 34-7 113: Jason Shaw, freshman, 37-6 120: Logan Ferrero, sophomore, 34-6 126: Kobe Raeman, sophomore, 15-16 132: Caiden Gagliano, freshman, 2-3 138: Wade Raeman, senior, 34-7 145: Reese Callahan, freshman, 16-16 152: Matthew Schueddig, junior, 32-10 160: Chase Brock, freshman, 21-6 170: Zac Russell, senior, 12-2 182: Ethan Hovis, senior, 28-8 220: Keith Miley, freshman, 28-12 Wright City 138: Bobby Ulloa, junior, 29-22 195: Derrick Taylor, junior, 20-17 285: Evan Bartlett, senior, 15-26


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M 1 • THUrSDAy • 02.14.2019

Video review helps Real Madrid stop Ajax Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring his side’s opening goal in a Champions League victory Wednesday over Ajax.

Tottenham also prevails in Champions League action ASSOCIATED PRESS

With a little help from the video assistant referee, defending champion Real Madrid overcame a spirited Ajax to win the first leg of its Champions League round-of-16 match 2-1 on Wednesday, in Amsterdam, to take a big step toward the quarterfinals. Substitute Marco Asensio scored a late winner to put Madrid in a strong position going into the second leg, on March 5. Real, winner of the last three Champions League titles, recovered in the second half after being outplayed by underdog Ajax before the break at a packed Johan Cruyff Arena. Ajax, a four-time European champion that last won the title in 1995, looked to have taken the lead only to have video review rule out Nicolas Tagliafico’s 37th minute header because Dusan Tadic was in an offside position and impeding an opponent. It was the first time the video referee had overturned a Champions League goal. That left the score at 1-1. Ajax manager Erik ten Hag was not convinced by the video images he saw. “I did not see offside and couldn’t see a foul on the keeper,” he said. Asensio, a 73rd-minute substitute, was unmarked at the far post as he tapped in a cross from the right by Dani Cavajal with just three minutes of regulation time to go for the decider. “He’s shown his development as a player,” Madrid coach Santiago Solari said. “He did everything he had to do from the moment he came into the pitch. Not only the goal, which of course was very important for us.” Ajax had looked on course for a draw when Hakim Ziyech shot under Thibaut Courtois in

the 75th minute, following Karim Benzema’s score 15 minutes earlier. The Amsterdam team went into Wednesday’s match in something of a form crisis since the Dutch league’s winter break. Its previously solid defense crumbled late last month in a 6-2 defeat to archrival Feyenoord, and Erik ten Hag’s team slumped to a 1-0 defeat on Saturday to Heracles Almelo. But Ajax shook off its slide, pressing Madrid high up the pitch and looking like the team that qualified second in its group behind Bayern Munich rather than the one that struggled in recent weeks. “We have to improve,” Ten Hag said. “Normally you don’t create so many chances against a top team like Madrid. We did, but you have to be more ruthless. There we can learn from Madrid — they created less chances but scored more goals.” Real went into the match brimming with confidence from a run of six wins and one draw in its last seven matches. But it only really hit its stride in the second half, proving more clinical in front of goal. Kasper Dolberg came close to levelling again in stoppage time, but Courtois stuck out a hand to block his effort as Madrid captain Sergio Ramos was made to work hard for the win in his 600th match for the club.

Son scored the opener to spark a 3-0 victory in London in a last-16 first leg. It was Son’s ninth goal in 11 games against Dortmund, including his time in Germany playing for Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen. It was also the South Korean’s 11th goal in his last 12 games, as he once again took up the scoring role in the absence of striker Harry Kane — who is recovering from injury. It was the third setback in a week for Dortmund, which was knocked out of the German Cup by Werder Bremen and then drew with Hoffenheim in the league. “There are periods of a season when things aren’t top, top, top,” Dortmund manager Lucien Favre said. “We need to analyze and work hard to avoid and correct these errors.” But Dortmund has a five-point lead in the Bundesliga over Bayern Munich, while Tottenham is five points off the pace in the Premier League in third place.

Tottenham midfielder Son Heung-min (right) beats goalkeeper Roman Buerki for the first goal of the match in a 3-0 victory Wednesday over Dortmund in a Champions League match. ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOS

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TOTTENHAM WINS Son Heung-min has every reason to be constantly smiling, and Tottenham has many reasons to be thankful. For a footballer so understated, so seemingly undemanding, the forward has become indispensable for Tottenham. Borussia Dortmund was reminded of that in the other Champions League match Wednesday, when

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ST. LOUIS FIVE-DAY FORECAST TODAY

Thursday, February 21, 2019

SATURDAY

NATIONAL OUTLOOK

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SUNDAY

A weak storm will bring some snow to the upper Great Lakes with rain showers farther south over the Ohio and middle Mississippi valleys today. A major storm will bring flooding rain from California to western Washington with heavy snow well inland but mainly over the central and northern Rockies, Cascades and the high Sierra Nevada.

MONDAY

Shown are noon positions of precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.

Mostly cloudy and mild WIND SSW 8-16 mph

Partly cloudy and Cloudy and much Partly sunny and Cloudy with a bit colder colder cold of snow WIND WIND WIND WIND NW 8-16 mph N 7-14 mph ENE 6-12 mph NW 7-14 mph

59°

20°

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Peoria 55 74 Macomb 47/11 47/8 Bloomington Urbana 45/13 47/17

Kirksville 47/8

Quincy 49/12

Decatur 49/17

Springfield 57 51/15 Effingham 70 55 53/21

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Columbia 57/18 St. Louis Mount Jefferson Vernon 59/20 City 54/25 61/20 Union 55 61/20 57 44 Rolla Carbondale 60/22 55/26 Farmington 57/26 Cape Girardeau 57/28 Springfield 62/26 Poplar Bluff West Plains 57/32 55 59/30 70

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Missouri River Kansas City Jefferson City Hermann Washington St. Charles Mississippi River Hannibal Louisiana Dam 24 Dam 25 Grafton M.Price, Pool M.Price, Tail. St. Louis Chester Cape Girardeau Illinois River La Salle Peoria Beardstown

32 23 21 20 25

Flood Stage 24 hour Stage (ft.) Wed. Change

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Meramec River Sullivan Valley Park Arnold Bourbeuse River Union Ohio River Cairo 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

10.66 +0.31 9.64 +1.17 12.18 +1.07 9.36 +1.14 14.51 -1.10

16 13.57 -0.14 15 13.20 -0.09 25 21.57 +0.01 26 21.66 -0.06 18 16.16 +0.05 419 413.66 +0.07 21 13.70 -0.33 30 18.28 -0.86 27 24.07 -1.08 32 31.92 -0.48 20 18 14

22.58 -0.42 19.77 +0.30 18.29 +0.42

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9.06 +3.23 8.19 +2.39 17.03 -1.01

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48.42 354.68 366.29 512.52 656.45 708.85 662.77 916.08 841.64 597.14 411.35 609.11 447.81

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Temperature High/low 47°/25° Normal high/low 44°/27° Last year high/low 47°/21° Record high 83° (1962) Record low -18° (1905) Precipitation 24 hrs through 5 p.m. Wed. 0.00” Month to date (normal) 2.67” (1.04”) Year to date (normal) 5.60” (3.44”) Record for this date 1.40” (1874)

Pollen Yesterday

Source: St. Louis County

Heating Degree Days Degree days are an indicator of energy needs. The more the total degree days, the more energy is necessary to heat.

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29 383 400 3298 3189

RealFeel Temperature® Today An exclusive index of effective temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation, pressure and elevation on the human body.

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Washington 54/47

Atlanta 64/48 El Paso 75/59 Houston 74/61

Chihuahua 81/56

Miami 77/65

Monterrey 83/57

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37/28/pc 58/44/c 15/0/s 64/48/pc 73/55/pc 51/41/pc 63/53/pc 48/36/sh 40/33/s 67/47/s 61/47/pc 64/45/pc 44/11/c 52/35/c 46/36/c 77/50/pc 72/53/s 52/24/pc 35/2/c 65/59/pc 41/28/c 39/30/pc 75/65/sh 74/61/c 49/24/c 47/14/c 56/44/r 66/46/c

46/25/sh 60/35/c 16/6/s 63/55/c 86/53/pc 59/33/c 66/53/c 44/26/r 52/33/sh 72/55/c 54/29/sh 65/53/c 23/14/c 40/24/pc 39/21/pc 71/37/pc 76/55/pc 53/26/pc 12/5/sn 69/64/c 32/17/c 48/26/c 78/64/pc 79/63/pc 32/21/pc 18/9/sn 60/41/pc 51/31/r

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Los Angeles Louisville Memphis Miami Milwaukee Minneapolis Montgomery Nashville New Orleans New York City Oklahoma City Omaha Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland, Maine Portland, Ore. Sacramento Salt Lake City San Antonio San Diego San Francisco Seattle Tampa Tucson Washington, D.C. Wichita

62/49/r 58/39/c 64/48/c 77/65/pc 42/11/c 24/-4/sn 67/51/pc 61/49/c 72/60/c 44/39/pc 69/31/pc 32/3/c 75/54/s 47/39/pc 61/53/r 47/41/c 37/22/pc 42/37/r 58/45/r 50/37/sh 71/55/pc 64/57/r 57/46/r 42/36/r 74/57/s 70/56/r 54/47/pc 61/22/pc

57/45/sh 44/28/c 54/32/r 81/63/pc 20/14/c 12/1/pc 71/61/c 51/35/sh 75/64/c 55/33/c 40/22/c 15/4/sn 79/57/pc 56/33/c 67/48/c 44/22/pc 42/27/c 49/37/sh 54/42/sh 47/29/r 86/57/pc 63/54/sh 55/46/sh 46/35/sh 76/60/pc 67/45/c 63/38/c 25/16/sn

National Extremes Wednesday in the 48 contiguous states High: 80 Marathon, Fla.

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6:54 a.m. 12:29 p.m.

5:38 p.m. 2:15 a.m.

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Low: -20 Harvey, N.D.

WORLD FORECAST

Forecast index based on presence of manmade particulates affecting aspects of human health.

Skywatch

Ice

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Today’s Air Quality

Good Moderate Unhealthy Unhealthy Very Hazardous (sensitive) Unhealthy

Snow

Today Hi/Lo/W

The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index™ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. airnow.gov

New York 44/39

Kansas City 47/14

Los Angeles 62/49

Cold front

Low - 4 Absent Absent Low - 819

33° 8 a.m.

Toronto 34/31

Minneapolis 24/-4

Denver 52/24

Statistics through 5 p.m. Wednesday

Trees Weeds Grass Mold

Montreal 26/16

Detroit 41/28

59

60

40

Billings 16/8

ALMANAC

Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

Happy Valentine’s Day! You’ll love the temperatures today, highs in the mid- to upper 50s. It remains a bit cloudy all day with a few spots of rain. There is a winter storm rolling in Friday that we’ll be watching.

Joplin 62/26

Winnipeg 4/-12

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REGIONAL OUTLOOK

Kansas City 47/14

Seattle 42/36

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Amsterdam Athens Baghdad Bangkok Beijing Berlin Buenos Aires Cairo Cancun Dublin Hong Kong Jerusalem Johannesburg London Madrid Mecca

51/35/s 52/41/c 64/51/sh 92/79/pc 28/16/sn 49/33/c 74/59/c 62/52/pc 80/66/pc 55/43/pc 74/67/pc 54/37/s 69/58/t 55/38/s 58/33/s 87/67/t

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DRIVING WITH DAN 2019 Volvo XC60 T8 eAWD

DAN WIESE

With a plug-in hybrid powertrain of byzantine complexity, driveway mechanics need not apply Over the span of three model offerings, from base to top-of-the-line, the 2019 Volvo XC60 gets mind-bogglingly more complex. Now in its sophomore year, this crossover is available in three versions: T5, which comes only as a front-driver; T6, which features standard all-wheel drive; and T8, which, too, is all-wheel drive all the time. Straight-forward enough. It's in power production where this guy gets more complicated than radar. While the base T5 is motivated by a comparatively simple 2.0-liter, 250-hp turbocharged four, T6 elects to boost that same engine further by adding a supercharger to the mix, meaning both a turbo and a supercharger are force-feeding the engine, with the result being an impressive 316 hp. Ahhh, but the T8 plug-in hybrid pushes drivetrain tech to brain-bending complexity, taking -- follow me on this -- T6's four-banger, its turbocharger and its supercharger, then adding a 10.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and, for good measure, two -- count 'em, two -- electric motors. Have mercy! Suffice to say it's a dizzyingly byzantine way to generate 400 hp and greet 60 mph in 5 seconds. Hey, whatever it takes. Like all XC60s, T8 eAWD, as it's formally known, is available in three trims: Momentum, R-Design and Inscription. We drove an R-Design. Regardless, each T8 features five drive modes: AWD, Pure, Hybrid, Power and Offroad, that last one for dirt two-tracks. The Jeep Wrangler is safe. T8 is no off-roader. T8's total-system output of 400 hp and pavement-rippling 472 lb.-ft. of torque are managed by an eight-speed automatic. Starting with a full charge and operating in its most efficient "Pure" mode, Volvo says T8 has an electric-only range of up to 24 miles. Officially, the EPA clocks the electric max at a more modest 17 miles, even as the agency awards T8 a hybrid-drive gasoline fuel econo-

my rating of 26 mpg combined. In our experience, the feds got this one right: 26 mpg is exactly what we realized from T8's gas-electric hybrid mode over 120 miles of mixed city/hwy driving. On the road, this guy is lively if let off the Eco leash, but interior noise levels are higher

along with heated seats at all outboard positions and an $1,800 height-adjustable air suspension, which allowed the lowering of the rear suspenders when the cargo bay is being loaded. Handy touch. Of course, all that and more ended up making our $60,745 R-Design bottom line at

Employing a startlingly complex powertrain, which includes a turbocharger, a supercharger, a lithium-ion battery pack and two electric motors, the XC60 T8 plug-in hybrid generates a muscular 400 total-system horsepower. than we might expect in a vehicle whose bottom line went to nearly 70 grand. That said, room is great up front and quite accommodating in back -- once you step over the high threshold to enter the aft quarters. In T8, the $6,850 R-Design package adds, among other things, goodies like Nappa leather, steering-wheel shift paddles, 19-inch alloy wheels, power folding rear seats, navigation and a 600-watt Harman Kardon Premium Sound system. Our car wasn't content with just the basic R perks, however, so we added, among other things, a $3,200 Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound system -- yeah, the tunes rocked -04

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$69,640. Hey, go big or go home. Regarding infotainment, Volvo's vertical-screen display is a hoot. It boasts a touch screen that could be an iPad's stunt double. With its touch-and-swipe functions, it soon becomes second nature, but be ready initially to spend some quality time with your owner's manual. Finally, all the safety stuff's here, with a special nod to Pilot Assist, which gets serious about tugging at the steering wheel if it thinks the driver is becoming a slacker in lane maintenance. If it gets overbearing, however, you can simply turn it off. Pleasant to behold -- modern Volvos are

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DEAR CAR TALK: I am cheap. Starting out on a hot day, I turn the air conditioner on. I set the AC to “max,” I turn the temperature all the way down, and I set the fan on “high.” When it gets too cool, I first turn off “max.” And then when it gets too cool again, what should I do? Remember, I AM CHEAP! Should I turn down the fan? Is the AC still running full blast and I’m just not getting all that I’m paying for? Or should I turn up the temperature and set it a little warmer? Is the AC cutting in and out as needed, like the AC in my house? Or are they just mixing in a little hot air if I turn up the temperature? What should I do? I love your old show, which I still listen to every week. Thanks. -- Ken DEAR KEN: You should go out and buy yourself a pair of Egyptian cotton Bermuda shorts, Ken. And drive around with the AC off. Actually, the answer to your question is it doesn’t really matter. In terms of what it’s costing you (which is the essence of your question), none of the actions you list here are going to save you any money. The AC in your car does cycle on and off, like the AC in your house. That happens regardless of how you set the temperature. The fan speed has no bearing on how hard the AC works. It just blows softer or harder and changes how much cold air you feel blowing on you. Turning off the “max” setting doesn’t save you anything either. When you set

the AC to “max” (also called “recirculate” on some cars), it simply recirculates more of the air in the cabin that it has already cooled, and draws in less warm air from outside the car. That helps to cool the cabin faster, but doesn’t change the power demand. If you turn up the temperature setting, that won’t save you any money either. It’ll just blend in some warm air to raise the temperature while the AC pumps away. In fact, that’s what automatic climate control systems in cars do. To maintain your chosen temperature, they’ll run the AC and blend in more or less warm air to keep the temperature constant. 06

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I’m sure you don’t have an automatic climate control system in your car, Ken, because you’re what? Cheap! So the only way you’ll save any money is by turning off the AC entirely. That will reduce the demand on the engine, which will increase your mileage a bit, which will ultimately save you a few bucks at the pump. Oh, but I almost forgot to mention: You can’t open the windows. If you open the windows at moderate to high speeds, you’ll mess up the airflow around your car and make it less aerodynamic. That’ll more than wipe out any increase in mileage you get by turning off the air conditioning.

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So you can only open the windows in stop-and-go traffic, when there’s no breeze. How’s that sound, Ken? But that’s how you can save money. Turn off the AC and keep the windows rolled up. Just be aware that your wife’s going to divorce you due to the way you smell every time you get home, so don’t forget to subtract alimony from all of your savings. Good luck, brother.

Got a question about cars? Write to Ray in care of King Features, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803, at www.cartalk.com. (c) 2018 by Ray Magliozzi and Doug Berman. Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.


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2003 Mercedes Benz E-Class

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2002 Nissan Sentra GXE


2018 NISSAN SENTRA $

2018 NISSAN PATHFINDER $

2017 NISSAN FONTIER $

21,397

2018 NISSAN VERSA

2018 NISSAN ROGUE $

19,995

2017 NISSAN MAXIMA

17,397

Stk. #95835SL, SR

Stk. #95934SL, SV

Stk. #96016SL, S

22,697

Stk. #95357SL, S

370

16,997

Stk. #95686SL, 2.5 S

$

14,397

2018 NISSAN ROGUE $

$

23,297

2018 NISSAN MURANO $

Stk. #95848SL, Note, SV

Stk. #95547SL, 3.5 S

2018 NISSAN ALTIMA $

18,995

Stk. #96013SL, S

Stk. #95767SL, S

24,995

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2008 FORD FUSION SEL I4 Stk. #96172-1

$6,995

2012 FORD FOCUS SEL Stk. #69943-1

$7,397

2011 CHEVROLET EQUINOX 1LT

$7,995

Stk. #96019-1

2011 FORD TAURUS LIMITED Stk. #70011-2

2012 NISSAN VERSA 1.6 SV Stk. #95921-1

2011 NISSAN MAXIMA 3.5

$6,995

Stk. #70557-1

2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA LIMITED Stk. #51476-1

Stk. #51329-2

$6,997

2009 PONTIAC VIBE GT

$6,995

Stk. #51811-1

$5,995

2014 HYUNDAI ELANTRA SE

2009 HYUNDAI SANTA FE Stk. #70544-1

$7,995

2009 VOLVO C70 T5 M CONV.

$8,397

2008 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT Stk. #70179-1

$7,397

$7,397

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$8,397

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$6,797

2007 HONDA ODYSSEY LX Stk. #51595-2

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2007 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 Stk. #51482-1

2010 FORD EDGE LIMITED Stk. #53197-1

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2010 MAZDA CX-9 TOURING Stk. #50895-1

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07 GMC Envoy SUV .........................................#L15151 ........ $5,000 13 Volvo S60 T6 Sedan...................................#197221 ...... $16,500 17 Volvo V60 T5 FWD Platinum Wagon ..........#L1494 ...... $24,800 18 Volvo S90 T5 AWD Momentum Sedan .......#L1492 ...... $34,780 08 Honda Pilot EX-L with NAV SUV...............#197462 ........ $6,550 08 Toyota FJ Cruiser Base SUV .....................#189961 ...... $16,500 16 Volvo XC60 T5 Drive-E Premier SUV .......#L15541 ...... $25,000 17 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription Sedan .......#L1551 ...... $36,500 09 Nissan Murano SL SUV .............................#L15141 ........ $7,750 13 Audi Allroad 2.0T Premium Wagon............#P4340 ...... $16,820 17 Volvo S60 T5 Inscription Sedan.................#L1560 ...... $25,000 17 Nissan Armada Platinum SUV..................#192411 ...... $37,865 16 Volvo XC90 T5 Momentum AWD SUV.........#L1559 ...... $37,880 03 Porsche Boxster Base Convertible..........#197753 ........ $7,900 17 Honda Civic Sport Hatchback..................#197801 ...... $16,950 15 Ford Expedition EL Limited SUV ..............#196671 ...... $25,000 16 Volvo XC90 SUV .........................................#195881 ...... $40,000 07 Acura Mdx 3.7L Tech. Pkg........................#L15301 ........ $9,500 15 Acura TLX with Technology Pkg Sedan...#197411 ...... $18,320 18 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 AWD Wagon..#L1462 ...... $28,500 18 Volvo XC60 T5 AWD Momentum SUV ........#L1553 ...... $40,700 12 Volvo S60 T5 Sedan...................................#L15211 ...... $10,820 12 Chevrolet Tahoe LT1 4X4 SUV...................#197431 ...... $18,850 16 Volvo XC60 T5 Premier SUV........................#L1563 ...... $28,800 16 Volvo XC90 SUV ...........................................#L1568 ...... $41,850 16 Chevrolet Malibu LS with 1LS Sedan......#L15471 ...... $11,890 16 Volvo S60 T5 Premier Sedan....................#L14791 ...... $20,000 16 Acura MDX Sh-AWD W/ Advance Pkg SUV #198341.... $28,800 16 Volvo XC90 SUV ...........................................#L1566 ...... $42,920 12 Volvo XC60 T6 SUV ....................................#198511 ...... $12,845 17 Nissan Rogue SL SUV................................#196102 ...... $20,000 17 Jeep Wrangler JK Sahara 4X4 SUV ...........#P4297 ...... $28,955 18 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription Sedan ........#L1543 ...... $44,500 14 Volvo S60 T5 Sedan...................................#198012 ...... $12,950 16 Volvo S60 T5 Drive-E Premier Sedan .......#L1533 ...... $20,500 18 Volvo S60 Cross Country T5 AWD .............#L1502 ...... $29,600 16 Volvo XC90 SUV .........................................#197901 ...... $45,000 12 Volvo S60 T6 Sedan...................................#193321 ...... $13,500 16 Volvo S60 T5 ................................................#L1529 ...... $20,780 16 Volvo XC60 T6 Drive-E Platinum SUV ........#L1564 ...... $30,000 16 Volvo XC90 SUV .........................................#198321 ...... $45,000 16 Volvo XC90 SUV .........................................#196801 ...... $48,700 14 Buick Lacrosse Premium II Group Sedan#194161...... $13,922 16 Volvo S60 T5 Premier Sedan......................#L1520 ...... $20,800 14 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 Sedan .....................#194551 ...... $31,500 16 Volvo XC90 SUV ...........................................#L1541 ...... $50,000 14 Volkswagen GTI Wolfsburg Edition..........#L15031 ...... $14,350 16 Volvo S60 T5 Premier Sedan......................#L1536 ...... $20,877 16 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design Platinum SUV.....#L1567 ...... $33,500 18 Ford Expedition Max Limited SUV .............#P4311 ...... $53,800 12 Acura TSX...................................................#L15071 ...... $14,870 16 Volvo S60 T5 Drive-E Premier Sedan ........#L1531 ...... $20,944 16 Volvo XC60 T6 Drive-E Platinum SUV .......#L1552 ...... $33,500 18 Volvo XC90 Hybrid T8 R-Design SUV ........#L1524 ...... $63,200 16 Volvo S60 T5 Premier Sedan......................#L1540 ...... $15,880 15 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum SUV ...............#P4325 ...... $21,890 15 Ford F-150 Truck Supercrew Cab............#197121 ...... $33,750 18 Volvo XC90 Hybrid T8 AWD Inscription SUV#L1557 ...... $68,500

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Bommarito 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

2012 Mazda 3 i Touring Stk. #35598A

Stk. #420175B

SALE PRICE

$6,994

2010 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring

SALE PRICE

$9,444

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

$10,969

2015 Kia Soul

$13,569

2016 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT

$15,750

2016 Nissan Sentra S

$10,990

SALE PRICE

$11,950

2017 Chevy Cruze LT

$14,550

$14,679

2015 Nissan Rogue SV

Stk. #P6681

$15,869

$15,969

2016 Chevy Cruze LS

$11,992

SALE PRICE

Stk. #44331A

SALE PRICE

$14,777

SALE PRICE

$14,990

2016 Chevy Malibu LT

Stk. #P6560

Stk. #35614A

SALE PRICE

$15,973

$16,141

$13,569

2017 Jeep Patriot Sport Stk. #P6685

SALE PRICE

$14,990

2017 Chevy Impala LT

Stk. #P6624

SALE PRICE

$10,267

2015 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring

Stk. #P6667

2016 Mazda 6 i Sport SALE PRICE

$12,469

2015 Chevy Malibu 1LT

Stk. #P6684

SALE PRICE

$9,770

$8,992

2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Stk. #P6726

2017 Dodge Journey

Stk. #44037B

SALE PRICE

$9,676

Stk. #P6648

SALE PRICE

Stk. #44348A

SALE PRICE

Stk. #44102A

SALE PRICE

$8,990

2013 Mazda 6 i Sport

2014 Toyota Corolla LE Plus

Stk. #P6716

SALE PRICE

$8,990

SALE PRICE

Stk. #35613A

SALE PRICE

2007 Ford Mustang GT

Stk. #35054A

2014 Kia Soul !

Stk. #P6607

2017 Chevrolet Cruze LT SALE PRICE

$9,469

SALE PRICE

Stk. #35588A

SALE PRICE

Stk. #P6718

SALE PRICE

$9,469

2017 Kia Sorento LT

Stk. #P6633A

SALE PRICE

$8,770

2012 Mazda 6 s Grand Touring

Stk. #44190A

SALE PRICE

2012 Ford Focus Titanium

Stk. #P6427B

SALE PRICE

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LS

Stk. #35596A

2014 Chevrolet Equinox LS

Stk. #35531A

SALE PRICE

$7,769

SALE PRICE

Stk. #P6677A

SALE PRICE

Pre-Owned Center

Stk. #44217A

2011 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

Stk. #37058A

SALE PRICE

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS

South County

Stk. #P6605

SALE PRICE

$16,271

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1957 Jaguar XK-140 Coupe

1980 Triumph TR7 Convertible

1952 MG TD

1969 Jaguar XKE

Incredible all original survivor car with only 20,000 miles from new. Must see to appreciate.

Very original survivor. Great patina means a few cosmetic needs but otherwise a solid driver.

Very sound driver needing only minor cosmetic attention. Hard to find a good XKE convertible for less.

Much more fun than stocks and bonds and likely a better investment. Rare “special equipment” version.

$84,900

$10,900

$15,900

1968 Corvette Convertible Big block, 390 horse power, matching numbers excellent original condition.

$64,900

$36,000

1996 Jaguar XJ6

1970 Triumph Spitfire

Very nice car with only 70k miles, nice paint and interior. New tires and ice cold A/C. $4,900.

Cheap fun! Top down spring weather is on the way. Don’s miss this one.

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$7,900

1966 Pontiac GTO Convertible Clicks all the GTO boxes. Documented matching numbers engine, 4 speed, Tri-power, protect-o-plate and A/C

$69,000

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2016 HONDA ACCORD EXL Stk# C19071A

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2018 NISSAN ROGUE SL

$

21,490

2018 MAZDA CX-5 GRAND TOURING Stk# M9686

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

$

24,490

SALE PRICE

21,990

Stk# B9322

SALE PRICE

$

19,990

Stk# C18262C

SALE PRICE

$

6,720

8,490

Stk# V18560A

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

$

33,490

Stk# V19302A

SALE PRICE

$

9,990

2014 CHRYSLER 300

$

31,990

2014 GMC SIERRA 1500 SLE

$

Stk# B9722

2008 INFINITI G35

2015 DODGE DURANGO R/T

2010 MAZDA MAZDA3 I SPORT Stk# M18041RA

SALE PRICE

$

2012 BUICK REGAL PREMIUM I

2017 HONDA ACCORD SPORT Stk# C9412A

Stk# B9723

2018 INFINITI QX60

Stk# B9110

SALE PRICE

$

15,990

$

10,990

2013 HYUNDAI SONATA LIMITED EDITION

$

29,490

Stk# M19008A

SALE PRICE

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2017 CADILLAC XTS LUXURY Stk# 29026B

SALE PRICE

2018 INFINITI Q50 LUXE

22,755

$

2016 LEXUS GS 350

Stk# P9588

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

32,255

$

SALE PRICE

27,900

Stk# P9748

SALE PRICE

35,755

$

Stk# 12015L

SALE PRICE

$

32,900

Stk# 40170A

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

4,900

Stk# P9287

SALE PRICE

20,678

$

29,900

$

2016 GMC ACADIA SLT SLT-1

17,900

$

2008 KIA SORENTO LX

$

Stk# P9693

2018 CADILLAC XTS LUXURY

2018 MAZDA MAZDA3 TOURING

2016 BMW 4 SERIES 435I XDRIVE Stk# P9722

SALE PRICE

$

2007 HONDA ODYSSEY EX L

2016 AUDI A7 PRESTIGE

Stk# P9705

Stk# P9463

2017 AUDI A3 PREMIUM

Stk# P9354

SALE PRICE

19,355

$

2018 AUDI A3 PREMIUM

$

4,678

Stk# 28603L

SALE PRICE

24,555

$

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2016 Acura 1LX

2018 Audi A4 Premium Plus

2018 Audi A6 2.0T

2016 Audi A7 3.0 Prestige

2016 Audi Q5

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

w/Premium Pkg, 28K Miles, Blue, Auto #B9181

AWD, 6K Miles, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner #28604L

Premium Plus, FrontTrak, 2K Miles, FWD, Clean Carfax #P9686

22K Miles, Sportback, AWD, Carfax 1 Owner, #P9688

Premium Plus, 18K Miles, AWD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner #29047A

Certified, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, AWD #28658L

$36,555

$38,678

$45,678

$34,000

$41,900

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2007 Acura MDX

2011 Audi A5

2018 Audi A6 Premium Plus

2016 Audi A7 3.0 Prestige

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

#L15301

$9,500

Premium Plus, 46K Miles #B9709

6K Miles, Certified, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, #P9238

7K Miles, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, AWD, #28849L

7K Miles, Quattro, AWD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner #28209L

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

$16,990

$39,555

64K Miles, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, Sportback, AWD, #P9705

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2018 Audi A4 Premium Plus

2018 Audi A5 Coupe

2018 Audi A6 Premium Plus

2016 Audi A8 L

2018 Audi Q5

2018 Audi Q5

AWD, 4Cyl., 4k Miles #28875L

Premium Plus, 4K Miles, Clean Carfax 1 Owner AWD, #P9604

8K Miles, AWD, Carfax 1 Owner #28581L

4.0T, Sport, 31K Miles, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner #P9681

2.0T Premium Plus, Quattro, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, AWD, #28649L

2.0T Quattro, Ibis White, AWD, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner #28326L

$19,490

$35,755

$42,755

$33,775

$40,446

$39,755

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2018 Audi A4 Premium Plus

2018 Audi A5 Premium

2018 Audi A6 Premium Plus

2018 Audi Q5 Premium

2018 Audi Q5 Premium

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

6k Miles, AWD, 4 Cyl., #28644L

6K Miles, Clean Carfadx 1 Owner, #28237L

9K Miles, AWD, Carfax 1 Owner #28600L

Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, 21k Miles, #P9607

22K Miles, Quattro, Certified, Clean Carfax 1 Owner #P9625

Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, AWD, 8K Miles, Certified #28175L

$36,555

$36,555

$41,678

$32,755

$47,755

$41,900

$42,900

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2016 Audi A6 3.0T

2018 Audi A6 Premium Plus

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

2018 Audi Q7

5K Miles, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, AWD, #28886L

Prestige, 30K Miles, Quattro, AWD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner #P9664

12K Miles, AWD, Carfax 1 Owner, #28140L

6K Miles, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, AWD, #28888L

AWD, Clean Carfax, One Owner, 8K Miles #28758L

3.0 Quattro, 11K Miles, Black, Local Trade #V18668A

$37,900

$35,678

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2018 Audi Q7

2018 Audi Q7

2014 Audi RS 7

2016 BMW 535i

2016 BMW X5 50i

2018 Buick Envision

Premium Plus, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, AWD, #P9619

Prestige, 7K Miles, AWD, Quattro, Clean Carfax 1 Owner #28820L

Prestige, 49K Miles, AWD, Clean Carfax #P9510

xDrive, 29K Miles, AWD, Sedan, #12382A

xDrive, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, AWD, 41K Miles #P9665

Premium II, Galaxy Silver, AWD, #P9356

$46,900

$58,900

$36,255

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$32,755

$41,555

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2018 Audi Q7

2018 Audi Q7

2016 Audi RS 7 Prestige

\2015 BMW M3

2016 BMW x6 xDrive 35i

2015 Cadillac Escalade

Prestige, Quattro, Sportback, AWD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, #P9657

Prestige,8K Miles, AWD, Quattro, Clean Carfax 1 Owner #28823L

50K Miles, AWD, Clean Carfax, Glacier White Metallic #29084A

4 Door Sedan, 29K Miles, RWD, Manual #P9684

AWD, 4 Cyl., 29k Miles #P9759

ESV, Premium, 4WD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, 41K Miles #80283A

$59,355

$57,678

$63,900

$46,900

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$41,678

$43,755

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2017 Audi Q7

2017 Audi Q7 Premium Plus

2015 Audi S4 Premium Plus

2016 BMW M3

2012 Buick Enclave Prem

2013 Cadillac Escalade

Prestige, 53K Miles, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, AWD, #P9697

30K Miles, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, AWD #29075A

50k Miles, AWD

RWD, 8k Miles, Manual, 6cyl. #29149A

92K Miles, FWD, 3.6L #C11958DTP

Premium, AWD, Loaded #98205A

$59,555

$40,900

$45,755

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2017 Audi Q7 Premium Plus

2018 Audi Q7

24K Miles, AWD, Auto, 6Cyl #P9762

Premium Plus, 11K Miles, AWD, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner #28602L

#P9687

$31,184

$15,300 Lou Fusz Chewy (866) 602-1770

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2016 BMW 4

2016 Buick Enclave

2015 Cadillac SRX

Series 435i xDrive, 26K Miles, AWD, Coupe, #P9722

Leather, Certified, Backup Camera, 3rd Row Seating #C11908DTP

Luxury Collection, 49k Miles, FWD, V6, #C181228A

2013 Audi S8

$45,900

$51,555

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2017 Audi Q7 Premium Plus

2018 Audi Q7

27K Miles, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, AWD #80335A

Premium, 11K Miles, Clean Carfax, One Owner, AWD #28207L

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2016 Buick Enclave

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LT, 29K Miles, FWD, Certified, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner #P6624

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Ext. Cab, Long Box, 4WD, Z71, Stock #P07009

Certified, Stock #P07070

$23,434

$27,848

$15,941

6 Speed Auto, 20K Miles, 4 Dr, Certified, Stk # C11937P

$35,882

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2018 Chevy Cruze

2016 Chevy Cruze Premier

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1500, LT, Certified, Clean Carfax, One Owner, 32K Miles, #P6662

13k Miles, Auto, 2.0L #C119461C0

4x4, 13k Miles, Auto, #C11954PFP

Certified, Stock #P07069

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$16,076

38k Miles, Auto #C11954SP

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2013 Chevrolet Camaro

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2012 Chevy Captiva Sport

2SS, 59K Miles, 6-Speed, Leather #C19119A

2LT, Loaded, Very Clean #420204A

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2016 Chevrolet Cruze

2017 Chevy Camaro

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2014 Chevy Cruze

2018 Chevy Express

2018 Chevy Impala

2003 Chevy S-10

2014 Chevy Silverado 1500

2010 Chevy Silverado

LTZ, 58K Miles, Certified, #M18625A

Cargo Van, 24K Miles, Certified, RWD, #P6649

Stock #P07073

V6, Auto, 123k Miles #245132

Stock #190422A

5.3 V8, 4WD, White, 88K Miles #V9310A

$23,569

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2016 Chevy Equinox

2018 Chevy Express

2018 Chevy Impala

2014 Chevy Silverado

2017 Chevy Silverado 1500

2008 Chevy Silverado

LTZ, Loaded, One Owner, GM Certified, #P6679

Cargo Van, 21K Miles, RWD, Certified, Clean Carfax 1 owner #P6628

LT Certified Stock #P07052

2500 HARLEY Crew Cab, 4x4, One Owner, Clean Carfax, #44102A

Certified, Crew Cab, Short Box, 4WD, Stock #190124A

V8, Auto, 4WD, #V19141B

$12,490

$23,990

$19,792

$41,056

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2018 Chevy Equinox

2018 Chevy Express

2009 Chevy Malibu

2018 Chevy Silverado 1500

2018 Chevy Silverado 2500

2014 Chevy Silverado

Certified, AWD, LT, Stock #P06955

$21,933

Passenger Van, Certified Pre-Owned Stock #P07038

Loaded, Very Clean, #44217A

Crew Cab, Short Box, Cert. Pre-owned, #190289A

LTZ, Certified Preowned Stock# P06985

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3500HD, LTZ, Crew Cab, 4WD, Clean Carfax #79281A

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2008 Chevy Equinox

2011 Chevy Impala

2016 Chevy Malibu

2016 Chevy Silverado 1500

2016 Chevy Silverado

2018 Chevy Silverado 1500

LT #197281

$8,875

Clean Carfax, FWD, 97K Miles, #P6677A

2LT, 4 Dr, 39K Miles, Certified, Clean Carfax, 8 Spd Auto, #C11881P

Crew Cab, Stock #P06939

1500, Crew Cab, Short Box, 4WD LT Stock #P06939

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$15,779

$26,061

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2016 Chevy Equinox

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2013 Chevy Malibu

2012 Chevy Silverado 1500

2018 Chevy Silverado

2018 Chevy Suburban LT

LS, Backup Camera, Low Miles, #C11914DTQ

Stock #P07072

$19,644

Eco, Fuel Efficient, Bluetooth, #C181793A

Crew Cab Short Box, 2WD, LT, Stock #181123A

2500HD, Crew, 4WD, LTZ, Certified Stock #P06985

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Nav, DVD, Sunroof, White #B9689

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2002 Chrysler Sebring

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan

2014 Dodge Ram 2500

2008 Ford Edge

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LT, Z-71, Black, 41K Miles, 4WD, #C9505A

LXi, 2 door Coupe, Black, Auto #107931

SXT, One Owner, Clean Carfax, #P6724

4WD, Crew Cab, Stock #180196A

$29,254

AWD, White, V6 #V18297C

$39,990

$41,890

$4,995

$15,990

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2018 Chevy Tahoe

2015 Chevy Traverse

2016 Dodge Challenger

2018 Dodge Grand Caravan

2016 Dodge Ram 2500

2012 Ford Edge

LT, One Owner, Clean Carfax, GM Certified #P6600

LTZ, Loaded, Full Power, Leather, #44255AA

Hellcat, 19K Miles, Red, Manual, 2 Keys! #B9463

Stock #P07030

4WD, Crew Cab, Stock #181178A

$30,873

LTD, Silver, Nav, Pano Roof #C18220RA

$49,490

$19,976

$40,990

$19,805

$9,490

$12,490

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2018 Chevy Tahoe LT

2014 Chevy Traverse

1994 Dodge Dakota

2017 Dodge Journey SE

2017 Fiat 500x

2017 Ford Escape SE

4x4, Stock #P07028

Loaded, One Owner, Clean Carfax, GM Certified! #44419A

Silver, 91K Miles, Short Bed, Ext Cab #671835

Loaded, One Owner, Clean Carfax, #P6684

Pop, 7k Miles, Auto #B9733

4WD, Stock #P07010

$42,784

$19,990

$17,490

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$5,500

$14,777

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2018 Chevy Tahoe

2012 Chevy Traverse

2017 Dodge Durango

2018 Dodge Journey

1992 Ford E350

2017 Ford Expedition

4WD, LT, Certified, Stock #P07028

LTZ, 159K Miles, 3.6L V6, stk # C190961A

Citadel, 21K Miles, AWD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, #C18161A

GT, FWD, Stock #P07041

Cargo Cutaway Van, Beige, 7.5L, 68K Miles #A25205

EL, Stock #P06965

$42,784

$8,900

$38,490

$19,186

$6,500

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2016 Chrysler 300

2015 Dodge Durango

2014 Dodge Ram

2018 Ford Ecosport

2018 Ford Expedition

4x4 #197431

Stock #P07068

$18,850

$17,794

LTD, Nav, AWD, 36K Miles, Sunroof, #B9555A

Crew Cab, 4x4, Black, One Owner, Clean Carfax, Loaded #37039A

Titanium, FWD, Stock #P07049

Max LTD, Black, 23K Miles, 4WD #B9437

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2015 Ford Explorer LTD

2017 Ford Focus

1989 Ford Taurus

2018 GMC Acadia

2011 GMC Sierra 2500HD

2018 GMC Terrain

Loaded, Full Power, Very Clean, #44385A

Certified, Stock #P07051

L, 4 Door, Red, Automatic #153042

Stock #P07054

4K Miles, White #B9076B

$22,990

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$33,735

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$3,200

$28,416

New Front Brakes, Low Miles Carfax 1 Owner, #C118965P

$21,990

$24,147

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2011 Ford F-150

2015 Ford Focus

2000 Ford Windstar LX

2017 GMC Acadia Denali

2016 GMC Sierra 1500

2014 GMC Yukon

Lariat, Crew Cab, 4x4, Loaded #44028B

SE, 5 Door, Hatchback, 88K Miles, Stk #C181982A

172k Miles, #A33442

Nav, Pano Roof, Local Trade #V18652B

SLT, 4WD, Crew Cab, 36K Miles, Clean Carfax, #P9669

Denali, White, Chrome Wheels, Loaded #C19032B

$17,881

$9,000

$3,200

$32,490

$34,678

$32,990

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2016 Ford Focus

2017 GMC Acadia

2007 GMC Envoy

2017 GMC Sierra 1500

2016 GMC Yukon Denali

Supercrew 4wd. 5.0, all pwr. Cloth, Fresh rubber, roll up rear cover. 77k

SE, 33K Miles, Automatic, #V19063A

Denali, 30K Miles, FWD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, Auto, #P6701

#L15151

$6,925

Denali, Crew Cab, 23K Miles, AWD, Clean Carfax 1 owner #P9751

4WD, Quicksilver Metallic #P9606

$32,530

$17,450

$11,990

$42,900

$47,900

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2007 Ford Mustang

2018 GMC Acadia SLT-1

2000 GMC Savana

2011 GMC Terrain

2016 GMC Yukon

Local Trade, Auto #C18154C

GT, Red, M/T, Loaded, Very Clean #P6648

Certified, FWD, Stock #P07054

Cargo, 3 Door, G3500, Auto, 4 Speed, 5.7L V8 #234414

SLE-2, AWD, 75K MIles, White #V19240A

XL Denali, 47K Miles, 4WD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner #80333A

$8,992

$28,416

$8,990

$2,500

$13,990

$46,355

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2012 Ford Focus

2016 Ford Mustang GT

2015 GMC Acadia

2010 GMC SIerra

2012 GMC Terrain

2016 Honda Accord

Titanium, H/B, Clean Carfax, Only 61K Miles #35596A

20k Miles, Manual, White #M18349C

FWD, SLE-1, Stock #P07043

#196233

$16,800

SLE-2, AWD, #M9595A

Coupe, EX-L, 28K Miles, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, FWD, #C19071A

$27,490

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2017 Honda Accord

2016 Honda CR-V

2018 Hyundai Tucson

2018 Infiniti Q60 3.0t Luxe

2017 Infiniti Qx60

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Sport, 26K Miles, Black, Auto, Black Leather, #C9412A

EX, 25K Miles, FWD, Black #B9428

SEL, FWD, Stock #P07075

RWD, 30k Miles, 6cyl #P9784

9k Miles, White, AWD, Roof, Nav #B9727

1k Miles, 4WD, Fresh TRADE #C19124A

$21,990

$17,500

$34,990

$32,990

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2011 Honda Accord

2017 Honda Pilot EX-L

2015 Hyundai Tucson

2019 Infiniti QX50

2018 Infiniti QX60

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

SE, White, Automatic, Local Trade #M18524A

Navigation, One Owner, Clean Carfax, #35187A

LTD, Pano Roof, Nav, AWD, 25K Miles #B9593

Essential, AWD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, 5K Miles, #98023L

Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, 22K Miles, AWD, #P9500

SRT8, 73K Miles, 4WD, Clean Carfax #P9680

$19,990

$21,990

$42,500

$34,555

$34,555

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$9,990

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2015 Honda Civic Si

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

2018 Hyundai Tuscon SEL

2019 Infiniti QX50

1988 Jaguar XJS

2017 Jeep Patriot

Manual, 36k Miles, Nav. #V19070A

Sport, Stock #P07109

FWD, Stock #P07080

$16,217

Essential, 6K Miles, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, Certified, AWD #98000L

2 Door Convertible, 5.3L V12, #146539

Sport, 17K Miles, FWD, 5-Speed Manual Clean Carfax 1 Owner, #P6685

$18,990

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2006 Honda Civic Si

2017 Hyundai Sonata

2018 Infiniti Q50

2019 Infiniti QX50

2016 Jeep Cheroke

2016 Jeep Patriot

Coupe, Black, Manual #B9612

Stock # P07056

Lux, 23K Miles, AWD, Black #B9519

Essential, AWD, 5k Miles, #98051L

Trailhawk, 8K Miles, 4WD, Black, Leather #V18665B

$8,990

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Sport, SE, 22K Miles, FWD, Carfax 1 Owner #M18646A

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2017 Honda CR-V

2013 Hyundai Sonata

2017 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Prem

2019 Infiniti QX50

2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2017 Jeep Renegade

EX-L, Backup Camera, Heated Front Seats, #C190040A

#M19008A

AWD, 3.0L #96195L

Essential, AWD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, 5K Miles, #98056L

Overland, Loaded, One Owner, Clean Carfax, #44331A

Latitude, 4WD, 11K Miles, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, #P6688

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2017 Jeep Renegade

2018 Kia Optima LX

2015 Kia Soul

2017 Lexus RC

2011 Mazda3

2018 Mazda CX-5

Latitude, 4WD, 10K Miles, Red #B9587

Stock #P07112

Plus, Black, 1 Owner, Auto #B9360A

Black w/Red, 21K Miles #B9509

$19,990

$17,487

$31,990

Grand Touring, AWD, Stock #P07065

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i Touring, FWD, Gunmetal Blue Mica, #M9344B

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$25,527

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2018 Kia Optima

2018 Kia Sportage

2017 Lexus RX350

2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring

2018 Mazda CX-9

Unlimited, 4WD, Freedom Edition, Stock #180861A

Stock #P07090

LX, FWD, Stock #P07091

$16,455

$17,270

Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, AWD #P9626

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$28,432

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2008 Kia Optima

2015 Land Rover LR4

2016 Lincoln MKZ

2013 Mazda6

2012 Mazda CX-9

ULTD #P4297

Auto, Power Pkg, Great MPG #V19029A

4WD, #C18198B

Loaded, Full Power, Very Clean #44323A

i Sport, Carfax 1 Owner, 82K Miles, FWD, #44348A

Grand Touring, AWD, Roof, Nav #M9731

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2017 Kia Sorento

2016 Lexus GS 350

2016 LR Range Rover

1996 Mazda B2300

2012 Mazda 6

4 Door Sport, 58K Miles, 4WD, Auto, Hard Top #B9518

Loaded, Full Power, #35588A

4 Door, 34K Miles, Clean Carfax #P9588

$32,255

2 Door, Extended Cab, SB, Maroon #M42681

$25,990

$14,550

Sport V6 HSE, AWD, Clean Carfax #79760A

Grand Touring, Loaded, Full Power #35054A

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$8,790

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2007 Jeep Wrangler

2015 Kia Soul

2016 Lexus IS350

2010 Mazda 3S

2016 Mazda CX-3

1992 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Unlimited, Sahara, 4WD, Lots of Extras! #V19241A

Exclaim, Loaded, Full Power, #P6633A

White, Certified, #B9427

H/B, One Owner, Clean, Carfax, #37058A

Touring, White, 13K Miles, Certified, #M9530

Convertible, Red, Manual 5-Speed #303970A

$20,490

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EV2 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH BRIDGE TIPS • BOB JONES Neither vulnerable, South deals NORTH ♠A J 10 7 4 ♥A 9 5 ♦4 2 ♣Q 6 4 WEST EAST ♠3 ♠5 ♥Q 8 7 6 2 ♥K J 10 3 ♦K 8 3 ♦J 9 7 6 ♣J 10 7 2 ♣K 9 8 3 SOUTH ♠K Q 9 8 6 2 ♥4 ♦A Q 10 5 ♣A 5 The bidding: SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST 1♠ Pass 2NT Pass 3♥ Pass 3♠ Pass 4NT Pass 5♥ Pass 6♠ All pass Opening lead: Six of ♥ North, perhaps, overbid his hand a little. He could have jumped to four spades at his second turn to show a minimum game force, but he liked his heart holding opposite a singleton so he made the more encouraging bid of three spades. South could hardly be faulted for bidding the slam. Had West led the jack of clubs, the unlucky position of both minor suit kings would have defeated the contract. South had a chance after

NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD the heart lead. He won with the ace of hearts and cashed dummy’s ace of spades, drawing trumps. He then led a diamond to his queen. A successful diamond finesse was all he needed, but it was not to be. West won with the king and led another heart. South had to rely on his vivid imagination to think of a lie of the cards that would let him take the rest of the tricks. He found one! He needed for East to have started with the king of clubs and at least four diamonds to the jack. He ruffed the heart high and cashed the ace of clubs. He crossed back to dummy with a trump and ruffed dummy’s last heart. South unblocked the high spade in his hand and then led a spade to dummy to cash the last spade. In the three-card ending, East was not able to keep more than two diamonds along with the king of clubs, so a diamond to the 10, followed by the ace and five of diamonds, gave South the 12 tricks that he needed. Well played! (02/14/19)

Across 1 Italian scooter 6 Endurance 10 Glimpses 15 Like a necktie near the end of a long workday, maybe 16 Big name in cosmetics 17 Another nickname for the Governator 18 Bass group? 19 Give stars to 20 Prize that comes with 9 million kronor 21 Kidnapper who gets arrested? 24 Page listing 25 Once-over 26 Soccer player Hamm 27 Measure of purity 29 Win a oneon-one game against a Toronto hoops player?

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If Feb. 14 is your birthday • This year, you will jump over your fair share of hurdles and come out smiling. If you’re single, decide what you want, and it will be yours. Just be sure. If you’re attached, you and your sweetie should discuss your immediate desires as a couple. Gemini encourages creative thinking and is wonderful to brainstorm with.

WORD GAME February 14 WORD — AUCTION (AUCTION: AWK-shun: A sale of property to the highest bidder.) Average mark 19 words. Time limit 30 minutes. Can you find 26 or more words in AUCTION? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY’S WORD — BIPLANE alien plane pale bail alpine plea pane bale anile plie panel bane nail lain peal bean nape lane penal bile neap lean pile bine elan leap pine blain lien pineal blip line plain pail able plan pain 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.

61 “No problem at all!” 62 Eastern European capital 63 Hoffman who wrote “Steal This Book” 64 What photocopiers do 65 Church chorus 66 Gave a pill, say 67 River whose name comes entirely from the last eight letters of the alphabet 68 Sacred text ... or your reaction upon figuring out this puzzle’s theme? Puzzle by Jeff Slutzky and Derek Bowman

Down 1 Oklahoma’s ___ Air Force Base 2 Attempt 3 FaceTime alternative 4 Confined, with “up” 5 “You’ve got to be kidding me!” 6 Mustang catcher 7 “Dear ___ Hansen” (2017 Tony winner) 8 Dark kind of look 9 Some court wear 10 Oh, what an actress! 11 Tennis ___

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.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) ★★★ Your determination to let another person feel cared about could be charming yet weighty in some manner. Look at what he or she needs in order to feel this way. In general, others seem easygoing. Tonight: Use your imagination. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ★★★ Others note your changeability. You might be subject to soaring energy followed by sudden depletion. You also might be defensive on some level. Be optimistic, and respond to others in that vein. Tonight: Hang out. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ★★★★★ Your problem is that you’re such a social butterfly; you seem to intrigue many people. Others often misread your friendliness. If someone becomes irate today or later, this person’s response could be a result of his or her expectations. Tonight: Could become abundant with cards, candy and more. CANCER (June 21-July 22) ★★★ A last-minute quarrel with a friend or someone who is key to your emotional swings could put you in a sour mood. Carrying a chip on your shoulder does not help. Tonight: A friend puts a smile on your face. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★★★ You might not be content with a professional or outside situation. Friends and even former lovers might use today as an excuse to call and catch up on news. Tonight: Make sure that the apple of your eye is smiling.

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12 Things in the backs of Macs 13 Theater seating info 14 What bears do in the market 22 “The Last Jedi” director Johnson 23 Not a single 28 Show up 29 Galoot 30 How this clue appears 30 How this clue appears

31 ___ yoga 32 Like some shoppes 33 Optimistic 34 Billiards need 35 It’s a relief 36 Ticking dangers 40 Margaret Thatcher, e.g., in her later years 41 Derides 43 James who sang at the opening of the 1984 Summer Olympics

44 “Beetle Bailey” dog 46 Crept (along) 47 Need to speak 50 Many an intern 51 Skater Slutskaya 52 Grind, in a way 53 Mr. with a “Wild Ride” at Disneyland 54 Drifter 56 Savoir-faire 57 Anthem starter 58 Italy’s Lake ___ 60 Pizza delivery

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★★ Defer to others in general. However, do not lose your focus on a key matter or get others involved. A loved one or partner has a whole other set of ideas that do not work for you. Tonight: Out playing Cupid or his recipient. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★★ Your energy makes those with whom you’re romantically involved feel as though Valentine’s Day happens every day. Still, do not forget today. An argument could start out of the blue. Tonight: You know what to do. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★★ You prefer to speak and share on an individual level. You like the depth and understanding that evolve. Your Valentine might not understand this choice and could become jealous. Preventive action works. Tonight: Your choice is clear.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ★★★★★ Your fiery style usually makes you the first to call or take action. You might not have that choice at present. People seek you out — some for friendly Valentine’s salutations, others for additional reasons. Tonight: At a favorite spot. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★ You might get quite involved with a project, hobby or issue in your daily life. Others might be distracting you from meeting a goal. Tonight: First, call your Valentine. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★ Certain ideas and choices could overwhelm you. Allow your creativity to get past a difficult situation — for now. Confusion probably adds to the tumultuousness of the moment. Tonight: Get into Valentine’s Day.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★★ A misunderstanding could evolve between you and your sweetie. Know that confusion and this misunderstanding are the causes. Tonight: Be the cat’s meow. STLtoday.com/horoscopes Get expanded horoscope information: star charts, peak times, outlooks and Chinese Zodiac data.

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Affection for all on Valentine’s Day Dear Abby • My brother is a 59-year-old widower. He has dated a few women over the years, and he’s afraid of being alone. The woman he is with now has made it clear that she is with him because he can provide financial security for her. She’s pushing him to move in together and get married, but only after he sells his house and buys a new one. She said she could never live there because his deceased wife lived there. However, she is unable to contribute anything financially. He looks past all of this. How can I get through to him? — WISE SISTER IN PENNSYLVANIA

DEAR TIM: Valentine’s Day may have started as a celebration of romance and romantic love, but it has broadened to acknowledge other kinds of love and affection. There’s no reason you cannot celebrate the way you described. Happy Valentine’s Day to YOU, Tim, and to all my readers, for

Dear Sister • You obviously can’t. However, his lawyer might be able to deliver that message more effectively than you. This is why you should strongly encourage him to have a talk with his lawyer before he sells his house or formalizes his arrangement with this lady.

Dear Abby • My father passed away after a long illness four months ago. I lived in the same building as my parents, but a different apartment. (I still do.) Obviously, I encounter other tenants in the public areas of the building. Since my father’s death, most of them have asked me how my mother is doing. However, no one has ever asked me how I am doing. Frankly, it’s very hurtful. — STILL GRIEVING Dear Still Grieving • I assume that your mother and father are/were elderly. The death of a spouse after a long marriage can be so traumatic that the partner goes into a decline. Your neighbors may assume that because you are younger and stronger, that you are more resilient and therefore are doing fine. Please don’t hold the fact that they haven’t asked how you are doing against them. 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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whom I have great appreciation and affection.

Dear Abby • Valentine’s Day is here and, to be honest, I don’t know much about St. Valentine. So I wonder if he meant the day to only be about lovers. Is there any reason I shouldn’t send valentines to my friends? Why should anyone feel bad because they’re not “with” someone? If you love and/or care about a person, can’t you send them a box of chocolates, a card or some flowers? It seems to me this should be a time of year you can let a buddy know you appreciate him, or let your brother, cousin, sister, neighbor or co-worker know you care. It doesn’t have to be mushy. Happy Valentine’s Day to you, Abby! — TIM IN SYRACUSE

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Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn • My wife and I have a beach house. When we bought it 12 years ago, we established one firm rule — no one could use it when we’re not there. And we’re very cautious about inviting relatives or friends to stay with us; no one gets invited for more than two days. My wife suggested these rules because she saw how people took advantage of her parents’ vacation home when she was growing up, and the rules have served us well. My younger sister is getting married soon and she and her fiance have a very limited budget. They’ve asked to honeymoon at our beach house for a week and I’d like to make an exception for them. My wife is dead-set against it, saying that if we make this one exception, the dam will break and we’ll be pestered by everyone.

I have a very large family who have asked over the years why we’re so “stingy” with our second home, but I think we can make this one exception and still hold firm with everyone else. My wife disagrees. We’re sick of arguing about it so we’ve both agreed to ask you and stand by your advice. — Beach House Owner Answer • Normally I’d side with your argument here, because I think gifts are lovely and flexibility is even lovelier; rigid rules and ideologies that allow no room for discretion are my Voldemort. However: Your “very large family” has spent “years” showing zero respect for your boundaries and calling you two “stingy”! Inexcusable. Your wife sounds rightly concerned that one attempt to be kind would invite a fresh new, years-long cycle of abuse. And it also seems possible, if not probable, that she’s already

worn to a nub by the 12-year effort to “hold firm” under rude pressure from your family. So, I’m on Team No. Unfortunately, your rejecting their request will likely touch off more criticism and pressure anyway. Because, rude. I bet there’s a creative solution available here, though. Would it be worth it for you and your wife to write a nice check for their honeymoon fund? Do you know anyone else well outside the family who owns a vacation home they can use, which you can obtain for them through barter of your home with this other person’s? I’m just throwing these out as examples — and doing so knowing it’s not your responsibility to give this couple a honeymoon. I suggest it only because sometimes it’s worthwhile to buy your way out, principle be damned, of a no-win situation. tellme@washpost.com

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DR. KEITH ROACH

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Many questions about best cholesterol level FUNKY WINKERBEAN • By Tom Batiuk

Dear Dr. Roach • A 74-year-old woman has a total cholesterol of 123 and was told that low cholesterol like this greatly increases the risk of diabetes, stroke and cancer. It seems she has had low cholesterol for many years. What do you think is the optimum healthy level? What would you recommend to increase her total cholesterol? — R.I.

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Answer • When cholesterol questions come in, most people are concerned about a too-high level. Coronary artery disease remains the biggest killer in industrialized societies, and high LDL and total cholesterol are risk factors for developing the blockages in the arteries of the heart that are the hallmark of this disease. High cholesterol is not the only risk factor: People certainly can develop CAD with normal cholesterol levels, and some people with high cholesterol levels never develop that type of heart disease. However, lowering cholesterol with diet and exercise, statins and, to a lesser extent, some other drugs reduces coronary disease risk for people at above-average risk. It appears that the more the cholesterol is reduced, the greater the risk reduction. Most types of stroke have the same risk factors as CAD, so these treatments reduce stroke risk as well. However, there is one lesscommon type of stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, that is somewhat increased in a person with low cholesterol levels. Still, overall stroke risk is reduced by decreasing cholesterol. With the possible exception of liver cancer, there is no good evidence that either high or low blood cholesterol is a major risk for cancer. There are conflicting studies and no consensus. What is clear is that people with cancer may develop low cholesterol levels as a result of either the cancer itself or nutritional challenges associated with cancer treatment. This can lead people to mistakenly attribute the low cholesterol that is due to the cancer as a cause of the cancer. It is also clear that raising cholesterol shouldn’t be a goal. For someone who has had low cholesterol for a long time, there is probably nothing that need be done beyond age-appropriate cancer screening, such as a mammogram, possibly a colonoscopy, and consideration of lung cancer screening if she had been a heavy smoker. Separating cause and effect is very difficult in this instance. I would still recommend a diet of mostly plants, whole grains, nuts, and fatty fish if she likes it. If she is underweight, then high-quality nutrition becomes even more important, she should consult with a registered dietitian nutritionist.

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