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GOP BRAWL ERUPTS Debate fury intensiies as Christie endorses Trump

BY STEVE PEOPLES AND JILL COLVIN Associated Press

FORT WORTH, TEXAS • Donald Trump scored a powerhouse endorsement Friday as he sought to regain headway in a Republican presidential race that devolved into a series of fierce insults and schoolyard taunts heading into the weekend before Super Tuesday contests. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stunned the Republican establishment by swinging behind the New York billionaire, declaring that “there is no better fighter than Donald Trump.” Taking the cue, Trump unleashed a raw assault on Marco Rubio, who went after him with fury on the debate

RUBIO JOKED TRUMP MIGHT HAVE WET HIS PANTS BACKSTAGE.

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Woman fatally struck by leeing car

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A Missouri Highway Patrol investigator walks by a woman’s boot on Lucas & Hunt Road just north of Natural Bridge Road after a woman was fatally struck by a fleeing car on Friday.

Driver runs red light, strikes victim, 23; car found abandoned in north St. Louis

and Lucas & Hunt roads. “She was on a journey to embrace those new adventures and dreams,” Njoki Redding, 63, said of her daughter as she sat Friday night surrounded by friends Redding and family at her home in University City. “Today’s event shows us some of our young people are not. We need to be about fixing the problems we have.

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY • Keisha Redding

The Missouri Highway Patrol collects evidence from a car in a fatal hit-and-run on Friday.

was 23 and on a good path in life, and her short time here should inspire others to do good, her mother said hours after her daughter’s death Friday. Redding was struck and killed late Friday morning by the driver of a car that witnesses said was fleeing police oicers. Redding was standing at Natural Bridge

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Zika infections are found in 9 pregnancies in U.S.

As felon, Kansas gunman was barred from weapons

Partisan gap is wide as Senate takes up voter IDs

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NEW YORK • Zika infections have been confirmed in

HESSTON, KAN. • A man who stormed into a Kansas factory and shot 14 people, killing three, had just been served with a protective order involving a former girlfriend, and that probably set of the attack, authorities said Friday. The assault at the Excel Industries lawn mower parts plant in the small town of Hesston ended when the police chief killed the gunman in a shootout. Harvey County Sherif T. Walton described the officer as a “tremendous hero” because 200 or 300 people were still in the factory and the “shooter wasn’t

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nine pregnant women in the United States, including one who gave birth to a baby with a rare birth defect, health oicials said Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was investigating 10 more reports of pregnant travelers with Zika. All got the virus while visiting or living in places with Zika outbreaks. Also on Friday, the CDC issued a caution to people planning to attend the Olympics this summer in Rio de Janeiro. See ZIKA • Page A5

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you probably need a photo ID. So shouldn’t you have one to vote? It depends on whom you ask. Partisan divisions are clear as the Missouri Senate takes up a proposal to require photo ID at the polls. The bill passed out of the GOP-dominated House in January on a party-line vote. While Republicans say requiring photo identification is necessary to ensure integrity at the ballot box, Democrats characterize the proposals as an attack

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PRETTY SCARY • Larry Kirchner, owner of The Darkness haunted house in Soulard, recently criticized St. Louis city for having an unfriendly business environment. That relationship isn’t getting any cozier, with Kirchner claiming that the city is incorrect that he owes more than $44,000 in real estate taxes. And Kirchner may be right. Kirchner is president of Halloween Productions Inc., which also operates Creepyworld near Fenton and The Abyss at the Lemp Mansion in St. Louis. It also designs haunted attractions for companies worldwide. Online records from the St. Louis Collector of Revenue’s oice showed Friday that Kirchner owed $44,340 in real estate taxes for the property at 1525-27 South Eighth Street — $31,784 from 2015 and $12,556 from 2013, including penalties and interest. When asked about the debt, Kirchner said he did not owe any money, and said he would be able to document his claim once he secures copies of checks from his accountant. As to the 2013 amount, Kirchner said there was a disagreement over the total, one he hoped to iron out soon. When asked about the 2015 amount, Kirchner said, “Maybe they took my money and applied it to something else. But I have paid my taxes (for 2015), 100 percent.” Collector of Revenue Gregory F.X. Daly conceded that some of the money Kirchner paid may have been applied incorrectly, but he added it appeared Kirchner still owed some money. “It seems that the issue involves one year of taxes, 2013,” Daly said. “And we’re more than happy to meet with him to determine what he actually owes us.” Earlier this month, Kirchner said he planned to list The Darkness for sale and would consider moving to St. Louis County in 2017. He said traic at the attraction had declined in recent years, and he blamed the decline on the city’s tax structure, crime, politics, graffiti and a lack of political vision and leadership.

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Aaron Braswell of The Darkness portrays a character called Fletch in 2013.

said Louis Panapoulos, who will operate the bar with his brother, Jim Panapoulos. “It also was a sentimental pick,” he said, referring to the fact that it was Valentine’s Day 1983 when his brother, Trifon Panapoulos, bought the bar. Trifon Panapoulos died in September 2013. The bar remained open until February 2015, but closed because of a dispute between the Panapoulos family and Zeta Zavradinos, Trifon Panapoulos’ daughter, who ran the bar after her father’s death. The late-night landmark, at 701 North Tucker Boulevard, has been mostly overhauled. The old back bar on the north wall remains, but little else. The most conspicuous change is the removal of the interior wall that once divided the space into a bar area and a restaurant section. Without the partition, the bar has a strikingly more open feel. “We’re finishing up installing a couple of walk-in coolers, and we’re waiting for a couple of city inspections, so we’re not giving a specific date,” Louis Panapoulos said. “But St. Patrick’s Day sure would be nice.”

WAVELENGTHS • Frank Absher, executive director of the St. Louis Media History Foundation, was in Washington this week to meet with the Library of Congress. The library has formed a task force to explore creating a national database for old radio broadcasts, much as Absher already has done in St. Louis. Absher was invited to the meeting by Josh Shepperd, research Absher director for the task force. “He wanted me there because of the work I’ve done to collect St. Louis radio history,” Absher said. Absher was accompanied by foundation board member Eric Rothenbuhler of Webster University. He also was pleased to report that the local foundation picked up rave reviews. Mike Henry of the Library of American Broadcasting said, “The collection in St. Louis is the best local collection I’ve found in the U.S.” Joe Holleman • 314-340-8254 @stlsherpa on Twitter jholleman@post-dispatch.com

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LouFest to have four stages, several acts BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The future of LouFest is coming into focus. After a months-long delay of any new LouFest 2016 information, organizers have announced the annual festival will return to Forest Park Sept. 10-11 for its seventh installment. LouFest’s future looked questionable with the delay of 2016 information. Typically, LouFest organizers release information on the following year within days of the festival’s end. But information was

slow to come for 2016. This year’s LouFest will roll out over four stages and feature more than 30 national and local acts. In a statement, organizers Mike Van Hee and Rich Toma with Listen Live Entertainment said: “This year, the festival team will focus on creating experiences within the festival footprint that are unique and authentic to the St. Louis region. We’ll also be looking to expand on opportunities for local involvement — not just in the lineup but in areas like the Nosh Pit, Market Square and our popular LouKidz area.”

Additional details about the festival will be announced in May. A record 50,000 fans attended LouFest last year. On Thursday, LouFest founder Brian Cohen announced he had left the festival to team with Cortex president and CEO Dennis Lower to form a new festival, Murmuration, taking place Sept. 23-25 on the Cortex campus. More information is available at loufest.com. Kevin C. Johnson • 314-340-8191 Pop music critic @kevincjohnson on Twitter kjohnson@post-dispatch.com

CORRECTIONS • Diana Augustine of Ferguson, who attended a forum on recognizing and relieving stress at the New Northside Family Life Conference Center, was misidentified in a photo caption in Friday’s main news section. • The title of State Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, the Senate’s budget leader, was incorrect in an article in Friday’s main news section.

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DIGEST Boone Bridge demolition delayed • The second round of demolition to inish knocking down the westbound span of the Daniel Boone Bridge — and associated closure of Highway 40 (Interstate 64) and nearby ramps — that was set for Wednesday morning has been postponed because of forecasts of thunderstorms early next week, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. No date had been set as of Friday for when the remaining portion of the westbound bridge will be felled. The Boone Bridge consists of three separate spans for the time being, including the old threelane westbound span being demolished. MoDOT built a new eastbound bridge, and rehabbed the old eastbound bridge for westbound traic. The eastbound lanes opened to traic in June, followed by the westbound lanes in early November. The irst blast on Feb. 18 took down part of the old westbound Boone Bridge. Chunks of the old bridge, which opened in 1937, landed in the Missouri River, where crews picked up the debris using cranes. (Leah Thorsen) ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Portion of Interstate 270 to close early Sunday • All lanes of Interstate 270 between Manchester Road and Interstate 44 will be closed at 2 a.m. Sunday so Ameren crews can reset utility lines over the interstate, the Missouri Department of

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Transportation said. The interstate is expected to reopen at 6 a.m. High-power lines that serve about 40,000 customers fell across Interstate 270 near Dougherty Ferry Road on Wednesday in the midst of a slushy snowstorm, forcing the closure of all lanes for about seven hours. That busy stretch of highway serves nearly 200,000 vehicles per day. MoDOT said drivers should take Highway 141 as a detour. (Leah Thorsen)

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year to the day after Tom Schweich’s suicide sent shock waves through Missouri politics that are still being felt, the chairman of the state Republican Party vowed Friday that the wounds of the contentious GOP gubernatorial nominating campaign would be healed immediately after the Aug. 2 primary. The Missouri GOP’s annual Lincoln Days convention this weekend at the Sheraton Westport Chalet brings together Republican oicials and activists from all over the state . State Republican Chairman John Hancock noted in remarks to Friday’s dinner gathering that “we’ve had a little trouble coming together after the primary was over.” The in-party fight has also included anonymous and perhaps illegal negative digital ads, and secretly recorded phone calls between two candidates. But Hancock told the crowd that he met Friday with all four GOP gubernatorial candidates, and they all pledged to meet the Thursday after the primary election to show unity behind whoever wins. The opening day of the two-day gathering took place on the one-year anniversary of the suicide of Schweich, a leading GOP gubernatorial candidate who shot himself after alleging that Hancock and other Republicans had engaged in a smear campaign

ELLISVILLE > Municipal League changes its name • The St. Louis County Municipal League has a new name after almost a century of service: Municipal League of Metro St. Louis. Members approved the change at the monthly meeting Thursday night, on the recommendation of the league’s board and Executive Director Patrick Kelly. Members from about 25 cities attended, hosted by Ellisville. Kelly said because the membership now includes St. Louis City and County, the new name is more appropriate. The 98-year-old lobbying organization includes membership of 84 of the 90 county municipalities. Chesterield recently left in a dispute over sales tax distribution advocacy. Kelly said the 100th anniversary of the league in two years will be celebrated in various ways, to be planned. (Special to the Post-Dispatch)

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“Tomorrow, I’m going to wear a diferent suit. It’s going to have long tails,” George Engelbach of Jeferson County said while wearing a top hat Friday at Lincoln Days 2016.

against him. Neither Hancock nor other speakers mentioned Schweich. Two gubernatorial candidates, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and retired Navy SEAL Eric Greitens, addressed the assembly. The remaining two, former Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway and businessman John Brunner, were scheduled to speak Saturday night. Kinder, who has campaigned in urban and minority areas not usually targeted by Republicans, urged the others to do the same, saying Democratic policy failures were glaring in those neighborhoods. “Go into the precincts where Republicans don’t usually do that well and ask for the vote,” he said. Greitens highlighted the

need for ethics reform in Jefferson City — addressing a room that contained some of the very state lawmakers who have gutted pending ethics legislation in recent days. He chided “the consultants and the lobbyists and the insiders” who have “hijacked” state government. “People want us to restore faith in government,” he said. Hanaway, listening from the audience, said her remarks on Saturday would focus on law-and-order issues that have been a central theme to her campaign. “We have to have safety in our streets whether it’s the riots in Ferguson, the rising murder rate in the city of St. Louis or the unrest at the University of Missouri,” she said. “We have to have

a governor who supports law enforcement.” Brunner said he would use his remarks to hammer at his message of the need for an economy-focused administration in Jefferson City. “The No. 1 issue in Missouri is jobs and the economy,” he said. “If you have jobs, you provide hope. That’s the answer to Ferguson, that’s the answer to the entire state.” Brunner and Greitens in particular have been at odds on the campaign trail, with Greitens alleging Brunner is behind anonymous smear ads, and Brunner catching Greitens on tape in an angry, arguably threatening phone conversation with him. Kevin McDermott • 314-340-8268 @kevinmcdermott on Twitter kmcdermott@post-dispatch.com

Principal alleges gender bias in salary

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EAST ST. LOUIS • The principal of Highland High School is suing the school district for allegedly paying her less than male colleagues, even though she has more experience. Principal Karen Gauen claims in the suit filed Friday in federal court here that she is unfairly paid $25,000 less than what her male predecessor made even though she has 17 more years of education experience than he. The lawsuit also claims she is paid $1,000 less as principal than her assistant principal, a man. G a u e n ’s boss, Highland Comm u n i t y Unit School District No. 5 Superintendent Mi- Gauen chael Sutton, could not be reached for comment Friday. Gauen became Highland High School’s first female principal in 2013. Before that, she was an assistant principal and teacher. When Gauen was an assistant principal three years ago, she received $11,000 less pay a year than the man who took her place after she was promoted to principal, the lawsuit alleges. The lawsuit claims that the Highland district lacks any policies regarding merit pay or seniority pay and hires few female administrators. Unlike her male colleagues mentioned in the lawsuit, Gauen is certified by the National Board and has two master’s degrees and a doctorate in educational administration, the lawsuit says. She has worked at Highland High School since 1993. The lawsuit was filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois by lawyer Donna Harper. Gauen had also filed a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in August of last year. Karen Gauen is married to Post-Dispatch public safety editor Patrick E. Gauen.

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Police nab three men in woman’s killing BY KIM BELL St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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men were charged with murder Friday in last weekend’s fatal shooting of an Illinois woman on a highway in Hazelwood. The men were arrested without incident in the death of Emma King Wallace. Wallace, 37, of Centralia, was killed Sunday on Interstate 270 near North Lindbergh Boulevard. She and her friends were believed to have just left a nightclub. Tony T. Bailey, 21, and Jerrod Corley, 25, both of the 10000 block of Dorothy Avenue in Riverview, and Leroy Coleman, 20, of the 3500 block of Colonial Avenue in Beverly Hills, were charged with first-

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degree murder, first-degree assault, armed criminal action and shooting from a vehicle. They were being held Friday without bail. Coleman was arrested Sunday on unrelated drug and unlawful use of a weapon charges from 2015. But police have said he is a suspect in a carjacking Feb. 19 in which three children were sleeping in the backseat of their family’s car while their father shopped inside a Schnuck’s store. Police believe Coleman forced the children’s mother out of the vehicle

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at gunpoint, kidnapping the children before letting them go and fleeing in the stolen vehicle. In the incident Sunday, Wallace was riding in the front passenger seat of a Jeep about 2 a.m. when shots were fired from a stolen Mercedes-Benz that pulled alongside. The Mercedes was recovered shortly after the shooting, abandoned on Target Drive off of New Halls Ferry Road in north St. Louis County. Police said it had been taken in a carjacking at a Sauget gas station about 10:30 p.m.

Saturday. The three others in the Jeep with Wallace were two men and a woman. They were all wounded, although police did not give details about the extent of the injuries. The male driver took them to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Hazelwood Lt. Mike Brady, deputy commander of the Major Case Squad, said the shooter had had a previous dispute with one of the men in Wallace’s group stemming from an incident that happened about a year ago. He wouldn’t elaborate on the nature of that incident but said Wallace had been dating one of the men riding inside the targeted car. “These two crossed paths and it ignited,” Brady said. “There was nothing

that happened in the bar at all.” Two of the other victims have been released from the hospital, but a third remains. Wallace worked at a McDonald’s restaurant in Nashville, Ill., and as a hairdresser for area funeral homes. She was the mother of two sons, ages 11 and 16, and lived across the street from her mother. “It’s just unbelievable what happened,” said a cousin, Malena McGee, who grew up in Centralia. “Emma was just a loving person. She was like a living legend in our town. There’s nobody she wouldn’t welcome in our town. She had an open home to all of her cousins, sisters, aunts.” McGee, who now lives in Milwaukee, said Wallace

had told her family Saturday that she was going to a mall to get her nails done in preparation for a concert the next night. McGee said Wallace was out with her boyfriend and two others. “We don’t know what happened,” McGee said “We just want to know the truth.” Major Case Squad investigators told reporters early on that they believed the victims, friends in their 20s and 30s, had just left Jay’s Classic Bar & Grill, 7217 North Lindbergh Boulevard. A funeral for Wallace will be at 1 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 27, 2016) at New Bethel Baptist Church in Centralia. Kim Bell • 314-340-8115 @kbellpd on Twitter kbell@post-dispatch.com

157-year-old church is demolished Demolition workers with Marschel Wrecking bring down the old St. Bridget of Erin Catholic Church on Friday to make way for an expansion of La Salle Middle School. The church, whose cornerstone was laid in 1859, served St. Louis’ Kerry Patch Irish Catholics for decades before being closed by the Archdiocese of St. Louis in 2003. The church is in the 5th Ward, which lacks “preservation review” of building demolition applications.

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LAW & ORDER ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Driver charged in oicer’s death • Prosecutors iled a second-degree involuntary manslaughter charge Friday against a driver they say was distracted by a cellphone when she struck and killed police Sgt. Peggy Vassallo last year. Bail for the defendant, Latonia Waites, 33, of the 1000 block of Hickory Place in St. Louis, was set at $10,000. She was not yet in custody. Vassallo, 53, on the Bellefontaine Neighbors force for about 15 years, was in uniform on her Vassallo way to work about 8 a.m. Aug. 24 when she was struck by Waites’ car on Lindbergh Boulevard just west of Old Jamestown Road, oicials said. The scene is near the old Jamestown Mall. The sergeant had been involved in a collision in her own Jeep Cherokee and was on foot, talking to a dispatcher and summoning an ambulance for the other driver, when Waites swerved around the stopped vehicles and hit her, police said. Vassallo died at DePaul Health Center about 3½ hours later. She had been a St. Louis County police oicer for 13 years before going to Bellefontaine Neighbors, where among other things she had been community relations oicer and involved in various youth outreach activities. The department said it considered her death duty-related, with full beneits.

HANLEY HILLS > Father of child who shot himself gets prison • The father of a 21-month-old boy who shot himself to death in his grandmother’s home last year was sentenced Friday to ive years in prison. Corey Epps, 26, of Hanley Hills, pleaded guilty Friday Epps of endangering the welfare of a child, tampering with physical evidence and being in possession of a controlled substance. Oicials said Epps left a loaded semi-automatic pistol where his son, Carter Epps, could get to it about 1 p.m. Aug. 25 in a home in the 7700 block of Utica Drive. The boy’s mother took Carter, wounded in the chest, to St. Mary’s Health Center in Richmond Heights, where he died. Oicials said Corey Epps removed the gun and shell casing after the shooting. CLAYTON > Killer of two sentenced to life • Darnell Vaughn received two life sentences Friday for murdering two women in a Ferguson apartment in 2012. Vaughn, 32, of St. Louis, was convicted one month ago in a weeklong trial before Vaughn St. Louis County Circuit Judge Joseph Walsh III. Jurors found him guilty of fatally shooting Claudia Williams, 30, and Tasheera Johnson, 29. Their bodies were found Aug. 31, 2012, in Williams’ residence at the

Oakmont Townhomes in the 1600 block of Norlakes Drive. Johnson’s 1-year-old daughter was crying next to her mother’s body. Investigators said Vaughn, who was Williams’ estranged boyfriend, had gone to the apartment intending to kill her and encountered Johnson as well. Vaughn, then of the 800 block of Canaan Avenue, led and surrendered one week later in Minneapolis. He received life without parole for irst-degree murder of Williams, a life sentence for second-degree murder of Johnson, and two 15-year sentences for armed criminal action. ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Man wounded on MetroLink platform • A man at a MetroLink platform was wounded in the leg at midday Friday by a shot ired during a dispute between two groups, police said. The four or ive young men involved, including the shooter, quickly led the commuter station on North Hanley Road at Interstate 70. St. Louis County Police said the victim, 39, was taken to a hospital for treatment of his wound, which did not appear to be lifethreatening. During an argument between two groups, one man pulled a pistol and ired several shots, striking the victim once. Police believe the wounded man was a bystander. The men in the altercation were in their late teens or early 20s, police said. MetroLink stopped traic through the station for a time after the incident, a spokeswoman said. It happened shortly before noon.

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We need to come up with solutions.” Njoki Redding said whoever hit her daughter was probably hurting as well, and that person also has a family who was hurting. “We’re all connected,” she said. “They’re gonna hurt, too.” Redding lived in north St. Louis, graduated from University City High School in 2011 and loved children, friends and family members said. She was the third of four sisters. She had worked at a child development center and most recently at a restaurant. Her family thinks she was in the area looking for a job through a nearby job development center when she was struck. A Velda City oicer apparently tried to stop a Chevrolet Monte Carlo just before 11 a.m. Friday for speeding about a mile south of Natural Bridge and Lucas & Hunt, Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Al Nothum said. The Chevrolet ran a red light at the intersection, struck Redding and kept going. It continued along the northbound lanes of Lucas & Hunt, and police believe it went east on Interstate 70, Nothum said. Police found the vehicle abandoned in a parking lot near Preservation Square Apartments in the 1300 block of Hogan Street in north St. Louis. Police were still searching for the driver Friday night. Patrick Lawson, 41, of Normandy said he saw police cruisers chasing the car just before the impact. “I couldn’t believe they were speeding that fast at that location because of all the traffic,” he said of the police. Lawson had been standing outside a discount grocery store near the intersection. He said he saw Redding starting to cross the street when she was struck, and said she was knocked back onto the sidewalk. He watched as

rescue workers administered CPR to no avail. William Franks, 57, of Northwoods, said he was waiting for a bus near the scene when he saw Redding in the street. He said the impact knocked her back on the sidewalk. “Her shoes and her glasses were knocked of,” he said. “I was the first one there.” The driver kept going, as did several police cruisers, he said. Franks said a state trooper stopped shortly afterward. Franks told the trooper that Redding was still breathing because he could see her breath turn to steam as it hit the cold air. Franks said two women who appeared to be medical professionals immediately began CPR. Friends and family who gathered Friday at the family home in University City remembered Keisha Redding as a caring, loving person. Orlando Watson, 42, lived next door to her there as she grew up. “My fondest memory was when my mother was dying, Keisha would sit at my mother’s bedside, for weeks at a time,” Watson said. Redding’s mother described her as persistent, and laughed as she recalled how her daughter might call 17 times a day if she needed something. Njoki Redding said she didn’t know the exact circumstances of the attempted traffic stop so she didn’t want to say yet if she was angry with police. “We know that’s a dangerous scenario when that happens,” she said. “Many people are then placed in possible harm’s way. This is something that happened that’s tragic. It happens to be at our front door. My anger is at a much bigger problem.” Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866371-8477. Christine Byers of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report.


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on minorities, students and poor people — voters less likely to have a valid ID and more likely to support Democrats. The Missouri Secretary of State’s office estimates that 225,000 registered voters in the state lack a photo ID. Strict photo voter ID bills are popular in GOPcontrolled states. A new study out of the University of California, San Diego suggests that the strictest voter ID laws can reduce participation of strong liberals by up to 10.7 points compared with states without the laws. (Participation among strong conservatives also drops, but only by 2.8 points, the researchers found.) Courts rulings on voter photo ID laws have been mixed. A photo voter ID bill was signed into law in Missouri in 2006 by then-Gov. Matt Blunt, a Republican, but the state Supreme Court struck it down, saying it represented a “heavy and substantial” burden on voters. Laws in Pennsylvania and Arkansas have also been struck down by state courts. T h e U. S. S u p re m e Court, on the other hand, has allowed laws in Texas, Indiana and Wisconsin to take efect. (The 2011 Texas law is undergoing another court challenge but is still being enforced.) Confusion over new rules has also led to problems. A study from the University of Houston and Rice University suggests that confusion over Texas’ law reduced turnout among Hispanics in the 2014 midterm elections. But backers of Missouri’s proposal say they’ve woven

in enough protections to avoid confusion and have exempted certain groups more likely not to have IDs. “I want to make sure there is enough provisions and safeguards in there to where we can make sure that everyone that is eligible to cast a ballot can,” said state Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann and the bill’s sponsor. “There is not a single voter ID bill in the entire United States that has been as thought-out as this bill has.” Alferman says his bill creates exemptions for people with physical or mental disabilities, people born before 1946 and people with religious beliefs against having their photos taken. In addition, the state would pay for IDs and any source documents such as birth certificates needed to obtain one. The state would also pay to advertise the new law, to avoid confusion at the polls. The estimated cost over three years: $16.6 million. A l fe r m a n d i s p u te s the price tag. He says the 225,000 head count of voters without ID is inflated and outdated, coming from Secretary of State Jason Kander, who is a Democrat. Still, Democrats use the cost to illustrate how the state may spend millions on a problem that studies suggest doesn’t really exist. Rep. Mike Colona, D-St. Louis, took issue with it in January on the House floor when Republicans used their veto-proof majority to muscle the bill along to the Senate. “Where’s the money going to come from?” Colona asked. “Do you want to take it from education? Do you want to take it from mental health? ... Do you

want to take it away from the Department of Conservation?” A team of journalists at Arizona State University studied in-person voter impersonation fraud — cases in which someone pretends to be someone else at the polls — in 2012. They found only 10 cases nationwide since 2000. Another researcher, Justin Levitt, at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, counted only 31 credible cases out of more than 1 billion ballots cast between 2000 and 2014. Regardless, the Senate could take up Alferman’s bill as early as next week, where state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, has vowed to lead a filibuster to stop it. This year’s proposal comes in two parts. Alferman’s bill will need to win passage of its own but will go into efect only if voters approve a constitutional amendment requiring voter photo ID. The House has sent a resolution to the Senate, that, if passed, would put the proposed amendment on the ballot. Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, would then decide to place the question on either the August or November ballots. Nasheed, who believes voter ID bills are designed to drive down black voter turnout, said that putting voter ID on the ballot would have the opposite efect. “If they pass this, they’re going to see a higher percentage of black voters turn out,” Nasheed said. “It’s going to backfire.” The measures are House Bill 1631 and House Joint Resolution 53. Jack Suntrup • 314-430-8304 @JackSuntrup on Twitter jsuntrup@post-dispatch.com

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one in Hawaii, who gave birth to a baby with microcephaly. That mother had lived in Brazil early in her pregnancy. The CDC said all were U.S. residents. The health agency said the nine women had all been to places with Zika outbreaks — American Samoa, Brazil, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Puerto Rico

on Friday its investigation into 14 cases of potential sexual transmission of Zika from male travelers to their sex partners in the United States. So far, two cases have been confirmed, four more are probable and two have been dropped, the report said. Zika is primarily spread by mosquito bites, and transmission through sex was thought to be extremely rare. It’s been surprising that this many instances appear to have happened in the United States, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden noted during a call with reporters. Similarly, the number of U.S. cases involving evidence of microcephaly or brain abnormalities “is greater than we would have expected,” said the CDC’s Dr. Denise Jamieson. So far, 107 travel-related Zika infections, including the pregnant women, have been diagnosed in 24 states and the District of Columbia.

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The U.S. cases add to reports out of Brazil. Officials there are exploring a potential link to babies born with unusually small heads, a rare birth defect called microcephaly that can signal underlying brain damage. Zika has become an epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean since last fall. The virus — mainly spread by mosquito bites — causes mild illness or no symptoms in most people. Since August, the CDC has tested 257 pregnant women for Zika; eight were positive, and a state lab confirmed a ninth. • Three of the women have delivered babies. Two of the newborns are apparently healthy, but one was born with microcephaly. • Two had miscarriages, but it’s not known if the Zika infection was the cause. • Two women had abortions, one after scans showed the fetus had an undeveloped brain. Details were not provided for the second case. • Two pregnancies are continuing with no reported complications.

Though the link between Zika and the birth defect has not been confirmed, the possibility has prompted health officials to take cautionary steps to protect fetuses. In new guidance issued Friday, the CDC addressed people planning to travel to Brazil for the 2016 Olympics in August and the 2016 Paralympic Games in September. The agency again advised that pregnant women consider not going and that their male sexual partners use condoms after the trip or abstain from sex during the pregnancy. The CDC also recommends that all travelers use insect repellent while in Zika outbreak areas, and continue to use it for three weeks after travel in case they might be infected but not sick. That’s to prevent mosquitoes from biting them and potentially spreading Zika to others in the U.S. The type of mosquito that spreads Zika is in parts of the South. The CDC also updated


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Muslim gathering in Oklahoma draws dueling protests An advocacy group and Oklahoma lawmakers welcomed a group of Muslims at the state Capitol Friday while pro- and antiMuslim groups bickered outside. The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on AmericanIslamic Relations held its second Muslim Day at the Capitol, where an estimated 200 Muslims discussed religious policy, law enforcement issues and political advocacy with at least eight lawmakers. “We wanted to bring people to the Capitol here today — show them this is your state Capitol building; this is where government happens,” said Anna Facci, operations and events coordinator for CAIR. Outside the Capitol, protesters held signs disparaging Islam and shouted down its supporters. The Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Conference of Churches drew more than 60 people to welcome Muslims as they passed the protesters. Teen gets life for killing teacher • A Massachusetts teenager who raped and killed his high school math teacher was sentenced Friday to life in prison with eligibility for parole in 40 years. The 2013 slaying of Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer by Philip Chism was “brutal and senseless,” Salem Superior Court Judge David Lowy said as he pronounced the sentence. Chism was 14 when he followed Ritzer, who was 24, into a school bathroom, strangled her, stabbed her at least 16 times and raped her. His attorneys acknowledged that he had killed her but argued he was mentally ill, a contention rejected by the jury. He will serve life in prison with the possibility of parole in 25 years on a murder charge, but he received 40-year concurrent sentences on rape and robbery charges. The net result will leave him eligible to be paroled in 40 years, when he would be in his 50s. Ritzer’s parents said

plan a joint “friend of the court” brief on its behalf. Facebook said it would join with Google, Twitter and Microsoft on a joint court filing. A Twitter spokeswoman confirmed that plan but said that different companies and trade associations would probably file “multiple” briefs. Apple filed court papers on Thursday that asked U.S. Magistrate Sheri Pym to reverse her order on the grounds that the government had no legal authority to force the company to weaken the security of its own products.

Chism should never have a chance to leave prison on parole. Tent city remains in San Francisco • A city deadline for homeless people to vacate a San Francisco tent city came and went Friday evening with no action. About 30 tents remained in place at the 5 p.m. deadline city oicials gave the homeless living there to clear out, Sam Dodge, the mayor’s point person on homelessness said. City oicials and the San Francisco Police have not said what they intend to do with the recalcitrant tent residents. City oicials on Tuesday evening gave the residents of the tent city 72 hours to move after declaring the area along a busy San Francisco street a health hazard. At its height, some 140 tents populated the area, drawing complaints residents and businesses. San Francisco has long had a problem housing its homeless. Fugitive chews of ingerprints • Police say a fugitive from Tampa, Fla., who didn’t want to be identiied by his ingerprints during a traic stop in northeastern Ohio chewed of his ingertips. Kirk Kelly has been jailed on felony counts of evidence tampering and obstructing oicial business and misdemeanor charges of falsiication and resisting arrest. A message left Friday for his attorney hadn’t been returned. Police in Tallmadge, Ohio, say Kelly and several other people were put into a cruiser without handcufs after their vehicle was stopped last weekend and oicers thought they smelled drugs. Police say Kelly gave false names as they tried to identify him. They say they igured out who he is after photos of his tattoos were provided by police in Florida, where he’s wanted on irearms and drug charges. Oregon ires goat landscapers • When fourlegged landscapers made an appearance in Oregon’s capital, the move was popular with park visitors. But oicials are giving them the boot. Salem oicials say the

the other phones, there’s a pretty good chance there may not be anything of value,” said Jarrod Burguan, San Bernardino’s police chief. “This may be a whole lot of saber rattling and back and forth for nothing.” Burguan, however, believes police still have “a duty and a responsibility” to make sure there’s no useful evidence on the phone. It’s unclear how the controversy might afect Apple’s business. Analysts at Piper Jaffray said a survey they commissioned last week found the controversy wasn’t hurting the way most Americans think about Apple. At least one shareholder at Friday’s meeting voiced support for the company’s stance. “Apple is 100 percent correct in not providing or doing research to create software to break into it,” said Tom Rapko, an Apple investor from Santa Barbara, Calif., as he waited in line to enter the auditorium at Apple’s

headquarters. “I think if you give the government an inch, they’ll take a yard.” Cook offered only brief remarks about the FBI case, and most questions from shareholders concerned other aspects of Apple’s business. But the CEO won praise during the meeting from the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cindy Cohn, executive director of the Internet rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation. “We applaud your leadership,” said Jackson, a longtime civil rights leader and former adviser to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “I recall the FBI wiretapping Dr. King in the civil rights movement,” Jackson added. “We cannot go down this path again. Some of us do remember the days of (former FBI director J. Edgar) Hoover and McCarthy and Nixon and enemies lists.” A hearing on the iPhone legal dispute is scheduled for next month.

city’s pilot project employing goats to remove invasive species cost nearly ive times what they would have spent using conventional methods. And that’s not the only drawback: Public works operations manager Mark Becktel noted that the city had to clean up the “heavily fertilized area” left behind by the goats. The Statesman Journal reports that Salem contracted with Yoder Goat Rentals in October to unleash 75 rented goats at Minto-Brown Island Park, hoping they would eat up vegetation such as Armenian blackberry and English ivy. Injured toddler’s family wins $3.6 million • A federal judge has approved settlements totaling $3.6 million to the parents of a Georgia toddler who was severely injured when a lash grenade detonated in his playpen during a raid. The settlements were announced Friday by Mawuli Mel Davis, attorney for Alecia and Bounkham Phonesavanh. The judge signed of on three settlements previously reached with three Georgia counties: Rabun and Stephen counties for $1.65 million and $964,000 with Habersham. A settlement was also reached with the city of Cornelia for $1 million. Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesavanh was 19 months old in 2014 when deputies serving a warrant tossed a lash bang device into the home where they thought a drug dealer was staying. The device landed in the toddler’s playpen and left him with serious injuries to his face and chest. In December, former Georgia sherif’s deputy Nikki Autry was found not guilty of charges stemming from her role in the “no-knock” drug raid. Autry was the only law enforcement oicer charged in the raid.

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The company accused the government of seeking “dangerous power” through the courts and of trampling on its constitutional rights. The dispute raises broad issues of legal and social policy, with at least one poll showing 51 percent of Americans think Apple should cooperate by helping the government unlock the iPhone. The FBI and other law-enforcement agencies insist they need to get into the phone in order to run down every lead in the San Bernardino shootings, which were at least partly inspired by Islamic State. But skeptics have questioned whether this particular device — a work phone issued by one shooter’s employer — is likely to contain much useful information. Both assailants took care to destroy their personal phones prior to the massacre. Some police oicials acknowledge similar doubts. “If they went out of their way to destroy

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Clinton and Bernie Sanders have similar agendas when it comes to issues of special concern to black and Latino voters, but take starkly different approaches to winning them over. Clinton has plunged into a forceful and provocative conversation about race, using language about white privilege and the bigotry that persists in American society, which past candidates have long avoided for fear of alienating white swing voters. Sanders unapologetically hews to the denunciations of Wall Street and a rigged economy that he relied on to win over mostly white audiences in liberal college towns and campaign rallies in Iowa and New Hampshire. He acknowledges the reality of racism, but mostly describes society’s problems in terms of class and income. The presidential candidates’ divergent paths, on display as they woo a Democratic electorate in a South Carolina primary that is majority black, reflect the competing priorities of minorities at the ballot box. Hot-button and often deeply personal concerns like immigration and racial justice rank high, but so too does anxiety over an economic recovery that has failed to provide blacks and Latinos the same relief it has whites. In their first contest in a diverse state, at the Nevada caucuses Feb. 20, Sanders’ populist pitch showed strength, particularly among younger voters, against the eloquent appeals to identity politics that Clinton has mastered over decades of working with members of minority

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groups. “He has upped his game, and it’s giving the Clinton campaign a run for its money,” said Clarissa Martinez de Castro, a vice president with the National Council of La Raza. “When you are a voter doing everything by the rules that you are supposed to be following, working multiple jobs, but you still are not making headway, a message like his is going to resonate.” Yet Sanders still lost in Nevada and now finds himself racing the clock. More than a dozen states are scheduled to vote in the next week, leaving him little time to lay the kind of groundwork he did in Nevada, where he spent months enlisting Latino leaders in spreading his message. And the Vermont senator’s class-centered message appears

to be encountering more resistance among African-Americans. On Saturday, the primary election in South Carolina will test whether Sanders is making gains he needs with those voters, who are likely to account for half the Democrats who turn out. “South Carolina will be determinative,” said Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher. “We will see whether or not Bernie has the potential to be the Democratic nominee after the results come in. If he shows an ability to at least crack her wall with the black vote there, it is ‘Katie, bar the door.’” It is, though, a very sturdy wall. Some South Carolinians said they had no opinion of Sanders because they still knew too little about him. Clinton has been working with

blacks in this state for years, and voters such as Will Rivers, 42, have taken notice of her outspokenness of late on race issues. “She’s really grinding with it,” he said of her outreach to black voters, during an interview in North Charleston not far from the site where an unarmed black man, Walter Scott, was fatally shot by a white police oicer, spurring a national outcry. Perhaps the most influential black leader in South Carolina, Democratic U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn, the former House majority whip, wrote in an op-ed piece endorsing Clinton this week that she has “challenged white Americans to interrogate their own privilege and perspectives, in a way that I’ve never heard a public figure do before.”

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stage Thursday night. Trump called the first-term Florida senator “a nervous basket case,” “a choke artist,” “a frightened little puppy,” and insulted the size of his ears. “This is a low-life,” Trump said of Rubio, not leaving out Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. “Cruz lies, but at least it’s reasonable lies.” Earlier, Rubio joked that Trump might have wet his pants backstage on debate night. Christie’s endorsement came after Rubio shattered months of relative peace with the Republican front-runner by repeatedly attacking Trump’s character in the debate. Christie caught the room by surprise when he stepped out to join Trump at a news conference in Forth Worth, Texas, announcing the governor’s support. “Gov. Christie is an enormously respected Republican governor with great credibility,” GOP consultant Phil Musser said. “It’s a big signal from a major leader in the Republican party.” And indeed, Christie’s endorsement was quickly followed by a nod from Maine Gov. Paul LePage, who broke the news in an interview with Howie Carr, a conservative radio talk-show host. Rubio’s shift in Thursday’s debate marked the beginning

of a long-awaited Trump takedown efort that was cheered by anxious Republicans nationwide who question Trump’s party loyalty and fear he’s unelectable in a general election. Christie’s support gave Trump an opportunity to turn the attention back to himself, as he has done repeatedly during trouble spots in the campaign. His critics acknowledge they are running out of time to stop him. He’s won three consecutive primary contests and looks strong in many of the 11 states participating in Tuesday’s mega-round of voting. A close look at the delegate math suggests that he could have an insurmountable delegate lead by mid-March if trends don’t change quickly. Cruz said Christie’s endorsement had little impact on his own focus on Super Tuesday. He suggested the development was “troubling news” for Rubio’s campaign, which had been courting the tough-talking New Jersey governor since he dropped his own presidential candidacy earlier in the month. Instead of securing a new ally, Rubio found himself on the wrong end of the Christie’s attacks. “Desperate people do desperate things,” Christie said of Rubio while standing at Trump’s side. “The idea that Marco Rubio can get inside Donald Trump’s

head is an interesting proposition.” Christie’s support marked a reversal from his previous comments on Trump: “I just don’t think he’s suited to be president of the United States,” Christie told Fox News in August. “I don’t think his temperament is suited for that, and I don’t think his experience is.” Acknowledging “a sense of urgency,” Rubio continued where he left of Thursday night as he campaigned in Oklahoma and gave a series of interviews designed to weaken his rival’s tightening grasp on the Republican nomination. “We have a con artist as the front-runner in the Republican Party,” Rubio charged at an Oklahoma City rally. He also described a backstage encounter with Trump the night before during which Trump requested a full-length mirror “maybe to make sure his pants weren’t wet.” At roughly the same time in Texas, Trump drew cheers after sharing his own backstage encounter with Rubio: “He was putting on makeup with a trowel,” Trump said. “I will not say that he was trying to cover up his ears.” Trump’s opponents concede that it might take an extraordinary “brokered” national Republican convention in July to stop him at this point. Yet his

many critics in the GOP establishment cheered Rubio’s aggressive shift, something they have been encouraging for months. “Point is, there’s still a pathway to beating him,” said Liz Mair, a Republican strategist leading an anti-Trump group. “As of Wednesday, I wasn’t convinced there really was.” On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton suggested Trump would be vulnerable as the GOP nominee in the fall. “When it moves to the general election, I think you’re going to see a real seriousness,” she said, “with people turning and saying, ‘What do we know about this man?’” There was little sign that Trump’s stock was falling at the Texas rally where supporters gathered. Many said they hadn’t seen the heated Houston debate. Those attending the rally stood by their candidate and criticized the way his rivals teamed up on him. “They come prepared to attack Trump at all costs,” said Arlene Smart, 58, of Liberty, Texas. “I’m sick of lying in Washington. Trump is the man. That’s all there is to it.” “I think most people see it as Washington’s crooked attacks,” she added.

POLITICAL DIGEST Mexicans back Fox in attack on Trump Mexicans backed former President Vicente Fox on Friday in his verbal spat with Donald Trump, after Fox called the Republican front-runner “crazy” and a “false prophet” and Trump replied that he ought to be “ashamed of himself” for using a profanity. In newspapers and social media, locals sided with their usually unpopular ex-leader over Trump, who is viewed negatively by Mexicans for campaign rhetoric denigrating immigrants as “rapists” who bring crime and drugs to the United States. Mexicans also largely shrugged of Fox’s use of an F-bomb in an interview with Univision’s Jorge Ramos to emphasize that he has no intention of paying for Trump’s border-wall plans. “The vulgarity came from Vicente Fox’s soul. Never better said. Never better targeted,” columnist Francisco Garias wrote for Excelsior. Like Trump, Fox is famous for his outsider image, brash style and in-your-face language. He’s also no stranger to high-proile spats. Once, after leaving oice, Fox called Venezuela’s then-President Hugo Chavez a “burro” (years earlier Chavez had accused Fox of being a “lapdog of the empire”). GOP focus turns to Tennessee • Three of the ive candidates for the Republican presidential nomination campaigned in Tennessee on Friday, with the remaining two planning rallies in the state before voters go to the polls on Super Tuesday next week. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz made appearances Friday in Nashville in which he criticized front-runner Donald Trump, who plans a big rally Saturday outside Memphis. Cruz said Trump was “not the right candidate” to take on Hillary Clinton, who he predicted would win the Democratic nomination. Clinton is planning a rally in Nashville on Sunday. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who gained Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s endorsement this week, plans a rally in Knoxville on Monday morning. Ohio Gov. John Kasich held a town hall meeting in Memphis on Friday. He will be in Nashville and Knoxville on Saturday. Kasich said afterward that he was “a little bit surprised” by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s endorsement of Donald Trump on Friday. Kasich said that he had asked for Christie’s support but that Christie “just went another way.” Kansas voters like Trump, Clinton • Businessman Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton enjoy comfortable leads in Kansas just days before the state’s presidential preference caucuses, a poll shows. But many voters in both parties remain undecided about their choices and may skip the caucuses. The survey, conducted by the Docking Institute of Public Afairs at Fort Hays State University, shows Trump has the support of 26 percent of self-identiied Republicans who took part, good for irst place. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas was in second place, with 14 percent, and Sen. Marco Rubio was third, with 13 percent. Clinton leads among Democrats, with 33 percent of voters. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont — Clinton’s Democratic opponent — is supported by 23 percent of Democrats responding to the survey. Forty-four percent of Democrats are undecided, as are 39 percent of Republicans. From news services

Police chief called ‘hero’ for killing Kansas gunman KANSAS • FROM A1

done by any means.” Had the oicer “not done what he did, this would be a whole lot more tragic,” Walton said. The gunman was identified as Cedric Ford, 38, a worker at the factory. As a convicted felon, he was prohibited from owning any kind of firearm. A woman was charged with supplying him with an assault rifle and a pistol. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said preliminary information indicated that the officer was Hesston Police Chief Doug Schroeder, who did not wait for backup and “seized the situation.” Schroeder has been on the job since 1998, according to his LinkedIn profile. While driving to the factory, the gunman shot a man on the street, striking him in the shoulder. A short time later, he shot someone else in the leg at an intersection, authorities said. The suspect shot one person in the factory parking lot before

opening fire inside the building, the sheriff’s department said. Ford had several convictions in Florida. His past Ford offenses included burglary, grand theft, fleeing from an oicer, aggravated fleeing and carrying a concealed weapon, all from Broward and Miami-Dade counties. According to the Wichita Eagle, Ford also had criminal cases in Harvey County, including a misdemeanor conviction in 2008 for fighting and various traffic violations from 2014 and 2015. A Facebook page under the name of a Cedric Ford employed at Excel includes photos posted within the past month of a man posing with a long gun and another of a handgun in a man’s lap in a car. Federal law bars felons from possessing firearms. Sarah T. Hopkins, 28, was in jail awaiting a court appearance Monday on charges that she gave Ford a semi-automatic rifle

similar to an AK-47 and a Glock .40-caliber handgun. A call to a phone number listed for her was not answered. According to an affidavit, Hopkins lived with Ford in nearby Newton before moving out in July. Newton police later met her at the home so she could retrieve the weapons, which she had purchased. Hopkins told officers on Friday that she gave the weapons to Ford in August because he had threatened her. Hopkins and Ford had a son, 2, and a daughter, 4, according to a report in the Wichita Eagle that cited a paternity case in Harvey County last year. She is not the same woman who sought the order of protection. The shooting came less than a week after a man opened fire at several locations in the Kalamazoo, Mich., area, leaving six people dead and two wounded. Authorities have not disclosed a potential motive in those attacks. Walton said his office served the suspect with the protection-from-abuse order about

3:30 p.m., about 90 minutes before the first shooting happened. A judge issued a temporary order of protection this month for a former girlfriend who said in her petition that Ford was a violent, depressed alcoholic. “It’s my belief he is in desperate need of medical and psychological help!” she wrote. The ex-girlfriend, who indicated on court documents that she had lived with Ford, said the two were arguing on Feb. 5 when he grabbed her. On Thursday, Ford left work early without explanation before returning hours later with a rifle, according to a co-worker. Dennis Britton Jr. suffered a fracture in his right leg when a bullet went through his buttocks and out his leg. Authorities identified the dead as Brian Sadowsky, 44, of Newton; Josh Higbee, 31, of Buhler; and Renee Benjamin, 30, whose hometown was unavailable. Hesston is a town of about 3,700 about 35 miles north of Wichita. Excel Industries was

founded there in 1960 and manufactures mowing equipment.

5 DIE IN WASHINGTON A gunman who killed four people in rural Washington state called an officer he previously encountered to say he had shot his family, leading to an hourslong standoff at a home Friday that ended with his suicide, authorities said. A 12-year-old girl related to the victims survived and was taken to a hospital for an evaluation, Mason County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling said. The officer who took the shooter’s call went to the home across Puget Sound from Seattle with another deputy. Authorities negotiated with the man for about three hours before a SWAT team entered the house and found the bodies. The gunman “apparently came outside the home and shot himself,” Sheriff Casey Salisbury said. “It’s a terrible tragedy.” Neither the gunman nor his four victims has been identified.


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WaSHINGtON • Dow Chemical Co.’s

agreement to pay $835 million to settle a price-fixing dispute provides evidence that Justice Antonin Scalia’s death is a blow to businesses that have had success recently in challenging class action cases at the U.S. Supreme Court. Dow, in the process of merging with DuPont, settled on Friday the decade-long dispute rather than risk its fate being decided by a shorthanded, eight-justice court missing, in Scalia, a reliable vote in support of companies in class action cases. The Dow dispute, in which it was accused of conspiring to artificially inflate polyurethane prices, had been on hold at the high court pending the outcome of another case. After Scalia’s death Feb. 13, the court’s conservative wing lacks the five votes needed “to make dramatic new rules that curtail class actions,” said Paul Bland, executive director of consumer advocacy group Public Justice. Dow said in a statement that Scalia’s death and the raging political fight over naming his successor meant an “increased likelihood for unfavorable outcomes for business involved in class action suits.” Two important class action cases were argued before the Supreme Court during its current term with Scalia on the bench. Based on November’s oral argument, it appeared Tyson Foods Inc. would lose its challenge to an almost $5.8 million class action

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judgment, with or without Scalia’s vote. The court had put off its decision on whether to hear Dow’s case pending its decision in the Tyson Foods case. A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. challenge to another class action lawsuit also was on hold before the high court, awaiting the Tyson ruling. Wal-Mart is seeking to throw out a $187 million class action judgment over its treatment of workers in Pennsylvania. The other class action case heard by the Supreme Court this term involved online search company Spokeo Inc. The court appeared closely divided after November’s oral argument, meaning it potentially could be split 4-4. That would hand a victory to the plaintifs, although such a ruling would not set a national precedent.

With Scalia joining the four other conservative justices in the majority, the court in recent years had issued a series of rulings curbing class-action litigation against businesses. These included significant victories for Wal-Mart in 2011 and Comcast Corp. in 2013. In those two cases, Scalia wrote the majority opinion for the court. The Comcast ruling was 5-4. The Wal-Mart decision was 5-4 on one aspect and unanimous on another. Scalia’s absence may influence the court’s decisions on which new cases to hear. Four of the eight remaining justices must agree in order for the court to take up a case. As early as Monday, the court could say whether or not it will hear a case involving Direct Digital LLC that class action lawyers are watching closely. The dispute focuses on what evidence is needed to show that members of a class have sufered an alleged injury. Other class action cases include another filed by Wal-Mart that is a successor to the gender discrimination suit that led to the 2011 ruling in the retailer’s favor. With President Barack Obama poised to nominate a successor but the Republicancontrolled Senate insisting that the next president, due to take oice in January 2017, fill the vacancy, the high court could remain shorthanded for more than a year. A nominee picked by Obama or a Democratic president could be expected to be more sympathetic to plaintifs rather than businesses.

U.S. economy ends 2015 on better note By MartIN CrutSINGEr Associated Press

WaSHINGtON • The U.S. economy got a double dose of good news Friday. Economic growth in the final three months of 2015 didn’t slow as much as previously estimated, and consumers spent at the fastest clip in eight months. The Commerce Department said that consumer spending increased 0.5 percent last month, the best showing since May and far higher than the tiny 0.1 percent gain in

December. Economists expect consumer spending to lift economic growth this year. In a separate report, the government said the gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic health, grew at an annual rate of 1 percent in the fourth quarter. That’s an improvement from the first estimate of 0.7 percent, though half the 2 percent growth posted in the third quarter. The revision was made because the downturn in business stockpiling was less severe than the government’s first estimate. The Federal Reserve is closely watch-

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ing economic data to determine how fast it needs to raise interest rates this year. The spending report showed that inflation, by a price measure preferred by the Fed, rose by 1.3 percent in the 12 months ending in January. That is nearly double the 0.7 percent 12-month gain seen in December but still below the Fed’s inflation target of 2 percent annual price increases. The Fed boosted a key rate by a quarter point in December, moving it from a record low near zero, where it had been for seven years.

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NEW yOrK • Boeing Co. said Friday that it was considering layoffs of airplane engineers, a plan that it said may cause it to reorganize or consolidate its engineering teams, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. Boeing said in a memo to employees that the company was deciding whether to make voluntary layofs available to those workers, according to the document. The company also said it did not, except in rare situations, intend to replace higher-level employees who leave. “We do not intend to backfill for people who retire from their executive or management roles unless the position is absolutely vital to carrying out our work statement,” said the memo, signed by Mike Delaney, vice president of engineering at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The internal announcement comes two weeks after Ray Conner, chief executive of Boeing’s airplane business, warned employees that job cuts were necessary to “win in the market, fund our growth and operate as a healthy business.” Conner said job reductions would begin with executive staf and managers. The memo sent Friday by Delaney said Boeing was currently considering offering voluntary layoffs to its professional engineers and technical workers, who are union employees. Boeing announced earlier this month that it planned to trim employment in its commercial airplane unit in order to reduce costs and remain competitive with Airbus. The cuts would largely affect its operations in Washington state. It’s not known whether job reductions are planned at Boeing’s St. Louisbased defense operations.

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SunEdison soars • Shares of SunEdison soared 31 percent Friday after the renewable solar power company reported that it had defeated an injunction iled by David Tepper’s Appaloosa Management on its TerraForm deal. The Maryland Heights-based company said late Thursdaythat the Court of Chancery in Delaware denied Appaloosa’s injunction to prevent SunEdison’s yieldco, TerraForm Power Inc., from buying some of Vivint Solar Inc.’s assets. TerraForm is to acquire Vivint’s residential solar rooftop portfolio for $799 million after SunEdison completes the Vivint transaction. Appaloosa has repeatedly said TerraForm’s acquisition of Vivint’s assets, which had an initial purchase price of $922 million, was not in the interest of the yieldco’s shareholders, mainly because it would alter the company’s business model and force it to take on debt of $960 million. SunEdison shares jumped 54 cents to close Friday at $2.26. Huttig swings to proit • Shares of Huttig Building Products rose 6 percent Friday after the homebuilding products distributor reported it had swung to a proit in the fourth quarter. Town and Country-based

Huttig, which distributes millwork, building materials and wood products, posted late Thursdayafternoon a net income of $400,000, or 2 cents per share, compared with a loss of $500,000, or 2 cents per share, a year earlier. Net sales rose 7 percent to $155.4 million. Huttig shares rose 21 cents to close Friday at $3.51. IRS breach worse than expected • The IRS says the number of taxpayers whose tax information may have been stolen by computer hackers now exceeds 700,000 — more than double the agency’s previous estimate. The tax collecting agency says 390,000 more taxpayer accounts may have been compromised than the 334,000 it warned about a year and a half ago. The breach was irst discovered in May 2015. The thieves accessed a system called “Get Transcript,” where taxpayers can get tax returns and other ilings from previous years. Evenlo recalls • Evenlo is recalling more than 56,000 child safety seats because children can loosen the harness, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. The recall covers Transitions Three-in-One Combination Booster Seats made from Dec. 18, 2014 through Jan. 29, 2016. The company says in government documents that the central front adjuster button that loosens the harness may be within a child’s reach. If the harness doesn’t it snugly, that increases the chance of injury. Evenlo says the problem afects the seats only when they’re used as forward-facing harnessed boosters. UTC spurns Honeywell • United Technologies rejected on Friday a $90.7 billion ofer by rival aerospace supplier Honeywell International Inc., saying that pursuing a merger would be “irresponsible” toward its shareholders. In an unusual move, the two companies sparred publicly about a deal that, if realized, would produce a U.S. company with almost $100 billion in annual sales. From staf and wire reports

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Olin taps new CEO • John E. Fischer, a 30-year employee at Olin Corp., will be the company’s next CEO, the Clayton-based company announced Friday. Fisher, 60, is now the company’s president and chief operating oicer. He will succeed CEO Joseph D. Rupp, 65, on May 1 as leader of the chemical and ammunition maker. Rupp, who has been CEO for 14 years, will keep his post as board chairman, and Fischer will take a seat on the board. Fischer was chief inancial oicer from 2005 until taking the COO post in 2014. In October, the company completed the $5.1 billion purchase of Dow Chemical’s chlorine products business, the largest purchase in Olin’s 123-year history, and Fischer is leading the integration. Rupp has been CEO since January 2002 and chairman since July 2005.

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China, not Obama, may be most to blame for U.S. coal’s collapse BY CURTIS TATE McClatchy Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON • Think Presi-

dent Barack Obama caused coal’s collapse? China may be to blame instead. Coal-state elected officials have frequently pointed the finger at the president’s energy and environmental policies for the downward trend. However, according to an analysis by the Rhodium Group, which studies global economic trends, China’s slowing economy is a big factor. As China’s economic growth has cooled in recent years, so has its demand for steel. U.S. coalfields, especially in Appalachia, supplied China with the kind of coal used to make steel. Called metallurgical coal, it differs from the kind used by electric power plants, and also fetches a higher price. Although only 7 percent of the coal produced domestically each year is used to make steel,

it was selling at $200 a ton five years ago, compared with $50 a ton for steam coal, which is burned by power plants. Last year, metallurgical coal prices declined to $85 a ton. Chinese steel demand experienced average annual growth in double digits from 2002 to 2012. Last year, it declined by 2 percent. According to the Rhodium Group analysis, U.S. coal industry revenue from metallurgical coal dropped by more than $28 billion from 2012 to 2015, while revenue from domestic steam coal fell by only $12 billion. Coal companies now in financial distress invested heavily in metallurgical coal several years ago when China’s economic expansion showed no signs of slowing. Thus, coal producers were hit at once with a decline in demand domestically and overseas. Last year, U.S. coal production declined 10 percent to 900

million tons, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the lowest level in 30 years. Central Appalachian mines, which produce much of the metallurgical coal exported to China, were down 20 percent last year. Two companies that bet big on metallurgical coal in 2011, Arch Coal and Alpha Natural Resources, both have filed for bankruptcy protection. To be sure, the nation’s coal industry has experienced a significant drop in demand for steam coal as utilities switch to cheaper natural gas or renewable energy sources. Obama’s Clean Power Plan would require states to cut their carbon dioxide emissions by a third by 2030. About 30 states have sued the Environmental Protection Agency to block the plan, which the U.S. Supreme Court put on hold this month while a lower court considers the legal challenge.

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a strong week on a flat note as lower oil prices and utility stocks offset encouraging economic news. Still, the market ended Friday with a second straight weekly gain. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 57.32 points, or 0.3 percent, to 16,639.97. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 3.65 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,948.05 and the Nasdaq composite added 8.27 points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,590.47. All three indexes finished the week up by 1.5 percent or more. Oil, despite Friday’s decline, was up 3.6 percent for the week. On Friday the market was buoyed early by a strong rally

in overseas stocks triggered by word from China that it would not devalue its currency to make its imports more competitive. Also, the Commerce Department said the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 1 percent in the fourth quarter, an improvement from the first estimate of 0.7 percent. “We are finally seeing some stabilization in the economic data — durable goods numbers, retail sales, and this second reading on GDP — that will hopefully end this debate on whether the U.S. economy is heading toward recession,” said Quincy Krosby, a market strategist with Prudential Financial. But the stronger economic news kicked interest rates up sharply. Voya Market Strategists

Douglas Cote and Karyn Cavanaugh, in a note to investors, said the GDP data could increase the likelihood of an interest rate increase at the Federal Reserve’s meeting in March. This sentiment and the rising rates hit relatively safe investments — for example, government bonds and stocks such as utilities that are attractive for their dividends — hard. Government bond prices fell, pushing the yield on the 10-year Treasury note up to 1.76 percent from 1.72 percent the day before. Gold prices also fell, closing down $18.40 to $1,220.40 an ounce. Oil was unable to hold gains it had early in the day, and closed down 29 cents, or 1 percent, to $32.78.


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Georges Rouault: Miserere et Guerre, installation at Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) at St. Louis University, 2016.

Can greatest religious painter of 20th century make comeback? BY DAVID VAN BIEMA Religion News Service

ST. LOUIS • What can a nearly

forgotten set of 58 masterful etchings by a man once called one of the great artists of the 20th century tell us about the state of religious art in America? At a rare showing of “Miserere et Guerre” (“Mercy and War”), a bleak but compelling series by the idiosyncratic French modernist Georges Rouault, the pious and the curious will have a chance to judge for themselves. Rouault completed his expressionist landmark in the 1920s. New York’s Museum of Modern Art, among other top-notch museums, owned one of its 450 initial copies and repeatedly celebrated an artist it called “the greatest religious painter of the 20th century.” You can see his work at St. Louis University’s Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, which shows its copy of the series every four or five years. Although St. Louis University is a Roman Catholic school, the museum, founded by the Rev. Terrence Dempsey in 1993, is

eclectic, having exhibited Protestant, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist works, among others — so long “as it’s not a satire or a critique, but a genuine engagement” with faith, Dempsey said. The school’s Jesuit identity, however, was the reason it was given a set of the Rouault series in 1956 by a brother of a Jesuit priest. The 2-foot-high etchings march down eight walls, a cavalcade of stylized sorrow interspersed with austere hope. The work’s great topic is the poor and downtrodden: the dreary dead-end grind of Paris’ industrial suburbs that Rouault, who was from the working-class redoubt of Belleville, called “the old district of Long Sufering.” He portrayed threadbare laborers, hard-pressed families and the sick; the jollity of itinerant clowns and prostitutes; as well as a stream of refugees — from where, it is never clear. The trauma of World War I appears retrospectively in the form of skeletons with soldiers’ hats. But although Rouault’s subjects are stripped of vanity, he gave them great dignity. A con-

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Gospel and Bluegrass Open Jam Session • Enjoy Gospel/Bluegrass Music at The United Methodist Church at Wentzville. 6 p.m. 725 Wall Street. www.livelovegrow. org 636-327-6377 Exhibit • Museum of Contemporary Religious Art presents “Georges Rouault: Miserere et Guerre,” the complete series of 58 etchings that comprise French artist Georges Rouault’s landmark work, born from the violence of World War I. 11 a.m. 3700 West Pine Boulevard, 314-977-7170 International class • Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is a 15-week class with 15 speakers, ofered in more than 200 U.S. locations and internationally. For high school age through older adults. 9 a.m. Friendship Village Chesterfield, 15201 Olive Boulevard. 636-8988524

Seminar • “Table Talk with Ed Schroeder” is a four-session seminar ofering theological discussion with respected “Theologians of the Cross.” 9:30 a.m. Bethel Lutheran Church, 7001 Forsyth Boulevard. 314-918-2556

Youth program • CORE is a weekly Sunday morning middle school program that runs during the school year. Students in grades 6-8 experience large group time with relevant teaching and creative illustrations followed by small group discussions led by adult mentors. 10:30 a.m. St. John Church, 15800 Manchester Road. 636-779-2361 Concert • Salem United Methodist Church will host the St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus for a free community concert at 7 p.m in the main sanctuary. 1200 South Lindbergh Boulevard. 314991-0546

What • Georges Rounalt’s “Miserere et Guerre” Where • Museum of Contemporary and Religious Art, 3700 West Pine Mall Boulevard, on the campus of St. Louis University When • Tues.-Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. How much • Suggested donation: $5 adults, $1 students and children

temporary called him “a vivid and brutal draftsman, infinitely rich despite the closely spaced variations of his selected themes.” Apprenticed to a glazier in his teens, Rouault translated the thick lead outlining of stained glass into a powerful, muscular line, and invented new etching techniques to make his compressed black and white figures glow from within. None glow more so than Jesus, whose image recurs, in foreground or background, 16 times in the series. Not Jesus triumphant, but Jesus mocked and debased, often on the cross, his downward gaze echoing that of the poor. According to William Dyrness, professor of theology and culture

at Fuller Theological Seminary, the work originally included a Resurrection plate. But Rouault canceled it. The finished series’ final image is of Jesus’ head crowned with thorns, labeled by Rouault, “It is through his wounds that we are healed.” This reflect his faith. The title for another panel is a quote from the polymath Blaise Pascal: “Jesus will be in agony until the end of the world.” This emphasis on Jesus as eternal co-sufferer and of suffering’s redemptive aspect is part of mainstream Roman Catholic theology. But in his writing, at least, Rouault drifted toward a philosophy known as Dolorism that elevated suffering into the only truly ennobling experience. The hint of this in Miserere may help explain its fall from popular grace.

‘WORK IS DARK’ Sandra Bowden, an artist and collector who rents out her own full set of the series, alludes to the museum world’s issue with modern religious works: an attitude with distant roots in the Enlightenment, but more recently a

kind of knee-jerk hypersecularism. “You can’t deny that a strong and visible faith was at work in the production of Rouault’s art,” she says. “And that’s not PC.” But she adds, “The other thing is, the work is dark.” There are some signs that, for whatever reason, interest in Rouault and his Miserere is rekindling. Jean-Yves Rouault, the artist’s grandson and chair of the Georges Rouault Foundation, writes from Paris, “There are definitely more Miserere exhibitions than 20 years ago.” It may be that Rouault’s long decades of art world exile are over. Dempsey certainly hopes so. The museum director points out the appropriateness of Rouault’s acute social vision at a time when “there’s so much suffering on the global scene. All I can think of when I look at his refugees is those Syrian migrants coming in from Turkey and Greece.”

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FRIDAY Theater • “Once Upon a Tree” brings to life on stage the story of Jesus’ life, with dramatic interpretations, musical scores and a full orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, 5252 South Lindbergh Boulevard. CMPShows.org Submit event listings for free online at events.stltoday.com by registering on the site and following instructions. Only online submissions are accepted.

How ‘Spotlight’ missed the story BY WILLIAM F. BAKER Fordham University

“Have you read Jason Berry’s book? He wrote about the Gauthe case,” an abuse survivor asks the team of investigative reporters featured in a movie. It is just a single line of dialogue from “Spotlight,” up for Best Picture and five other Academy Awards on Sunday, but the line could be a movie in itself. It’s an allusion to an entire unknown chapter in the history of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandals: the role of the National Catholic Reporter in first uncovering the clerical conspiracy to shield abusing priests. The survivor, Phil Saviano as portrayed by Neal Huff, holds up a copy of Berry’s 1992 book, “Lead Us Not Into Temptation: Catholic Priests and the Sexual Abuse of Children,” which expanded on Berry’s reporting for the Times of Acadiana in partnership with NCR. The June 7, 1985, edition of NCR was earth-shattering. Berry — whose child had recently been baptized Catholic — published a lengthy piece on the Rev. Gilbert Gauthe’s sexual crimes and their concealment by the highest clerical authorities in Gauthe’s diocese in Lafayette, La. In the same issue, reporter Arthur Jones detailed the concealment of pedophile priests in the U.S., and NCR wrote an editorial accusing American Catholic bishops of systemic inaction and silence.

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“Spotlight” director Tom McCarthy with presenter Rachel McAdams at the Directors Guild awards Feb. 6.

In its 1985 exposé, NCR laid bare the two essential outrages of the crisis: the scope of the abuse and the magisterial heights from which it was concealed. Berry’s and Jones’ reporting in that issue loosed a flood of testimonials from abuse survivors. By the time The Boston Globe succeeded in bringing the scandal to the attention of the entire world, NCR had been doggedly covering the story for 17 years, often alone. Secular publications wouldn’t go near the topic. Even the rest of the Catholic press stayed silent. NCR is an independent, nonprofit publication, stafed by lay people, neither owned nor controlled by the Catholic Church, with a paid circulation of about 35,000. What it lacks in scale, it makes up for in editorial independence, expert reporting and risk-taking in pursuit of truth. Berry said recently that without NCR’s financial backing, he

would not have had the finances to finish his investigations. The story might have taken many more years to come to light or might never have come to light at all. Because of its refusal to back down in its coverage, NCR lost a prominent board member and droves of subscribers, and suffered intense pressure from civil and church authorities. “Spotlight’’ and the events it dramatizes deserve every bit of attention and praise they are receiving. But it leaves out the crucial fact that it was a vigilant Catholic publication, NCR, which first told the truth about an issue that would transform the Catholic Church and the lives of its members around the world. NCR’s work embodies the virtues of robust print journalism. Though most Americans get their news from TV and the web, 61 percent of substantive new information in the media still originates from the newsrooms of print publications, according to a 2010 Pew study. And in an era when economic pressure has forced general interest publications to lay off their specialty reporters, we need niche publications such as NCR more than ever, to pursue the truth and provide context and deeper understanding when crises become common knowledge. William F. Baker, director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Center for Media, Public Policy and Education at Fordham University, is a voting member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. This commentary first appeared in USA Today.


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Iran votes in irst elections since landmark nuclear deal

Syria talks will resume if truce ‘largely holds’

BY ALI AKBAR DAREINI associated Press

TEHRAN, IRAN • Iranians voted Friday in the country’s first election since its landmark nuclear deal with world powers, deciding whether to further empower moderates backing President Hassan Rouhani or support hard-liners long suspicious of the West. The elections for Iran’s parliament and a powerful clerical body known as the Assembly of Experts are tightly controlled by the establishment headed by the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, which ultimately determines who can run. But within the range allowed by the Islamic Republic, the voting may provide a referendum on Rouhani’s policies — and his promises that the nuclear deal, the lifting of most international sanctions and a greater degree of opening to the West can help boost a battered economy — a top concern for most voters. Nearly 55 million of Iran’s 80 million people were eligible to vote. Participation figures and other statistics were not immediately available, though Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli predicted late Thursday that there would be a turnout of 70 percent. Polls had been scheduled to close in Iran in the early evening, but the Interior Ministry said it would extend voting time until nearly midnight in the capital. Authorities said election workers had begun counting ballots after that.

VOTERS CONFLICTED In Tehran, voter Hossein Gerami said he backed reformists to support Rouhani. “The country sufered under hardliners,” he said. “Today is the time to change Iran for the better.” Sakineh Mamoudi, who backed hard-liners, said she worried about Western influence growing in Iran. “I voted for those who protect the values of the revolution and oppose foreign domination of the country because I don’t want pro-West figures to get control of the parliament,” Mamoudi said. The nuclear deal has been the centerpiece of Rouhani’s policies since he was elected in 2013 — and the sealing of the deal won Iran the lifting of most international sanctions against it. Throughout, he and the negotiating team had to push against hard-liner opposition. Supreme leader Khamenei eventually gave his

Early adherence to cease-ire is reported, but success doubted ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Iranian women stand in line Friday at a polling station during elections in Iran. It was the country’s irst election since its landmark nuclear deal.

consent to the final result. Now reformists want to build on that opening to the world, promising improvements in the economy.

‘FOREIGN MEDDLING’ Despite the nuclear deal, Iran and the West have a long history of enmity, fueled by the 1953 Britain and U.S.engineered coup that installed the shah and the 1979 Islamic Revolution and takeover of the American Embassy. A billboard put up in Tehran before the election showed the face of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II replaced with that of a camel, warning voters about “foreign meddling.” The hard-line camp is largely made up of loyalists of Rouhani’s predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who during his two terms in office avidly stoked tension with the U.S. and cracked down on internal dissidents. The vote is unlikely to radically change Iran, but reformists and moderates peeling away seats from hard-liners could help Rouhani push through his domestic agenda. Reformists say that about 200 of its 3,000 would-be candidates were allowed to run after the unelected Guardian Council vetted and disqualified many, often on the grounds of insuicient “loyalty.” That means they are unlikely to attain a majority but could still win a substantial bloc of parliament’s 290 seats with their allies. Lawmakers serve four-year terms. Voters also picked representatives for the Assembly of Experts, an 88-

seat body of clerics oicially charged with selecting the replacement for the supreme leader from among its members. The assembly is elected every eight years, and there is a chance its members may need to find a successor for the ayatollah, who is 76 and underwent prostate surgery in 2014. Extending voting hours suggests a high turnout, which many believe could aid moderates and reformists. There was no immediate independent survey of all of Iran’s 53,000 polling stations, however. Iran does not allow international election observers to monitor polls, which the Interior Ministry conduct. On social media, Iranians shared images of filled-out ballots, inked fingers and long lines at some polling places. The voting largely appeared to move smoothly, with Iranians using their mobile phones and campaign lists to write the names of their favored candidates on the blue parliamentary and brown Assembly of Experts ballots at polling sites. Even Mahdi Karroubi, an opposition leader under house arrest since 2011, two years after he challenged the results of Iran’s presidential election, voted via a mobile ballot box brought to his home. Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters, was among the first to vote in the capital, Tehran. Rouhani, himself a candidate in the Assembly of Experts election, addressed journalists after voting, saying he expected an “epic” turnout.

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UNITED NATIONS • A cease-fire brokered by the United States and Russia went into efect across Syria on Saturday, marking the biggest international push to reduce violence in the country’s devastating conflict, but the Islamic State group and al-Qaida’s branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, were excluded. The cease-fire aims to bring representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition back to the negotiating table in Geneva for talks on a political transition. The U.N.’s envoy, Stafan de Mistura, announced that peace talks would resume on March 7 if the cessation of hostilities “largely holds.” If it does, it would be the first time international negotiations have brought any degree of quiet in Syria’s five-year civil war. But success requires adherence by multiple armed factions — and the truce is made more fragile because it allows fighting to continue against the Islamic State group and Nusra Front, which could easily re-ignite broader warfare. The Syrian government and the opposition, including nearly 100 rebel groups, have said they will abide by the cease-fire despite serious skepticism about chances for success. Speaking to reporters in Geneva after the truce took hold at midnight, de Mistura said initial reports indicated that within minutes both Damascus and the nearby rebel-held town of Daraya suddenly “had calmed down.” He said there was a report of one “incident” that his team was investigating but did not give details. Opposition activists on the ground also reported early adherence to the truce. Mazen al-Shami, an activist near Damascus, said an opposition-held eastern suburb of the capital known as Eastern Ghouta was “quiet for the first time in years.” The Ghouta region, which includes the sprawling suburb of Douma, has been the scene of intense fighting during Syria’s conflict. An Associated Press crew in Damascus said the sounds of explosions stopped three minutes before midnight. An Aleppo-based opposition media collective, Aleppo24, said Russian warplanes left Aleppo skies at 12:19 a.m. There were also some reports of violations, which could not be independently confirmed, but they appeared to be relatively limited. Opposition activist Mohammed al-Sibai, who is based in the central province of Homs, told the AP that the cease-fire was violated 15 minutes after it went into efect in the town of Talbiseh, which was being subjected to shelling by government artillery based around the town. However, he said things later quieted down. Significantly, there were no immediate reports of any airstrikes. Less than an hour before the truce was set to begin, the 15-member United Nations Security Council unanimously endorsed the agreement worked out between the United States and Russia. De Mistura told the Security Council via video conference from Geneva that he hoped the cease-fire would provide a chance for humanitarian aid to reach those battered by Syria’s brutal war and allow for a political solution. He later told a news conference that operation centers in Moscow, Washington, Amman, Geneva and the northwestern Syrian city of Latakia were collecting information on any truce violations and would share them with the United States and Russia, which are responsible for addressing the incidents. On Friday, hours before the cease-fire came into efect, warplanes unleashed airstrikes against rebelheld positions in the suburbs of the Syrian capital and near the northern city of Aleppo. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the warplanes in Friday’s strikes were believed to be Russian. The Kremlin did not comment on that report but denied allegations that the Russian air force bombed civilian positions east of Damascus the previous day. Late Thursday, U.S. President Barack Obama expressed hope that the cease-fire would lead to a political settlement to end the civil war and allow a more intense focus on battling the Islamic State group. “The world will be watching,” Obama said.

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Thinking aquarium? Think dancing girls, comedy and crocodiles Leonard Sonnenschein has new bait to lure customers to his World Aquarium, freshly relocated to Laclede’s Landing. This week he brought a Russian ballet dancer to tell a few jokes and dance for Post-Dispatch reporter David Hunn. Sonnenschein said the ballerina is part of his plan to package dancing girls, a comedy routine and a crocodile between the giant grouper, stingrays and other fish at the aquarium. “I have to do something unusual,” the piscine purveyor said.“If it’s regular, people won’t come.” Sonnenschein should know. His aquarium has been at three other locations since opening in 1993. Its most recent port of call was at the City Museum, where officials shut him down over money issues and aquarium citations for poor sanitation, murky water and unfed animals.

From pot’s perspective, that kettle sure looks black Speaking of dancing girls, women in The Kiss & Tells burlesque troupe wear very little while they “mix the comic with the coquettish,” as their billing says. That would perhaps not be worth a remark if they had not performed in the Duck Room at Joe Edwards’ Blueberry Hill in April. That’s the same Joe Edwards who is publicly opposing a proposal to open the Social House II topless bar a little further west in the Delmar Loop. There’s no double standard, Edwards insists. The burlesque troupe performed at a private, ticketed event in a closed room and could not be seen by casual observers, Edwards he explained. Still, he added, he did not know beforehand that the women would be scantily clad.“I was as surprised as anyone else,” Edwards said. “They won’t be performing again.”

Zany lawmaker zings lawyers. Does one term in the Missouri Legislature qualify someone to practice law or become a judge? It would if House Bill 2610 manages to pass. Which it won’t, because after it caused a storm of mockery on social media Thursday, its sponsor, Rep. Robert Ross, R-Yukon, said it had been a joke. He’s unhappy that lawyers, by virtue of passing the bar exam, are assumed to be qualified to perform other professional functions. Ross has a degree in cartography and is a selfemployed land surveyor. He also owns a shooting range and weird sense of humor.“If you’re a student in law school, don’t drop out and run for the Legislature just yet,” he said in a statement. Our advice: Leave satire to the professionals.

Get well It’s heartening to see that politics stop at the oncologist’s door. Get-well wishes from both sides of the aisle — and many regular folks in between — went out this week to Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., following her announcement that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and would be undergoing treatment in St. Louis. Among those offering support were Democratic McCaskill presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., conservative commentator Dana Loesch and liberal MSNBC talk show host Rachel Maddow. We add our best wishes to the pile.

Statesmanship from Illinois In other bipartisanship news, congratulations to Mark Kirk of Illinois, the only Republican U.S. senator willing to be forthright about his belief that the Senate has a constitutional duty to take up the nomination of a Supreme Court justice to replace Antonin Scalia, who died two weeks ago today. “I recognize the right of the president, be it Republican or Democrat, to place before the Senate a nominee for the Supreme Court and I fully expect and look Kirk forward to President Barack Obama advancing a nominee for the Senate to consider,” Kirk wrote in a Chicago SunTimes op-ed commentary. That Kirk is running for re-election this fall in a heavily Democratic state might have something to do with his position. But we take him at his word that he believes the oath he swore as a senator “is to our Constitution, not to a party or any one individual, but to the ideals that bind our nation.”

Canadians need not apply “Game Shows” for $500: “In February 2016, this show banned Canadian contestants.” The answer in form of a question is “What is ‘Jeopardy’?” The popular quiz show, which officially carries and exclamation point, is now in its 32nd season. It’s host: Canadian-born Alex Trebek. What gives, eh? The show’s producers haven’t been specific, but apparently they’re worried about Canada’s new digital privacy laws. The online questionnaires that would-be contestants fill out are pretty detailed, and producers worry (unnecessarily say Canadian lawyers) about being hit with a $10 million fine. This policy is unfortunate, but as long as it doesn’t spread to the National Hockey League, international relations should survive.

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YOUR VIEWS • LETTERS FROM OUR READERS Teachers association will screen movie that shows how to help students I’d like to thank the Post-Dispatch for its attention to toxic stress and the effects it has on children’s health, both mental and physical (“The crisis within,” Feb. 21). Mixed in with the heartbreaking stories of several young children trying to deal with their 8-year-old friend’s murder is the research of Washington University psychiatrist Joan Luby, who has found that “children living in poverty — unless given emotional support to bufer their stress — have smaller volumes of white and gray brain matter, particularly in the critical regions of the brain.” This is not only an issue for those living in poverty; toxic stress factors such as abuse, neglect and addiction can be found in every type of home regardless of the income or education level of the adults. Wherever it occurs, toxic stress prevents children from learning unless they build strong relationships with caring adults. As president of the Illinois Education Association, I know firsthand that some of the most caring adults in children’s lives are teachers and support personnel in schools. This is why the IEA has been working this year on an initiative to bring screenings of the movie “Paper Tigers” — a film that tells the story of a school in Washington state that created a trauma-informed community within its walls to help students succeed — to all areas of Illinois and to help provide follow-up training to help our members help the students who need it most.“Paper Tigers” is being presented in a free screening at 4 p.m. March 2 at Lewis and Clark Community College. As Luby noted in the article, we now know how we can help the most vulnerable in our society and even prevent further damage,“So, the science should be informing the public policy for prevention, but right now, it’s not.” We, like Dr. Luby, hope to see that change and want to do our part in making that happen. Thanks again to the Post-Dispatch for shining a light on this issue and doing its part, too. Cinda Klickna • Springfield, Ill. President, Illinois Education Association

Work together as a community to serve children Thanks very much to the Post-Dispatch and Nancy Cambria for the excellent special report on childhood trauma and toxic stress (“The crisis within,” Feb. 21). The report illustrates the seriousness and longlasting impact of toxic stress among our children — and especially the complexities of overcoming it. Our children are commonly subjected to experiences without the resources to manage the efect. Trauma and toxic stress are pervasive issues that cross over race, economics, family structure and community. Not only do these impact a child’s development, academic performance and relationships, we now know that trauma influences genetic makeup. Fortunately, we have some answers. We know that consistent nurturing relationships are healing for children and aford them the resources that they need to recover. We know that by intervening early — both at a young age, and quickly after the traumatic event — we are able to be most eicient. We know that by supporting parents and caregivers, they can in turn nurture and support children that much better. To make this possible, we must work together as a community. Through the St. Louis Regional Early Childhood Council, a broad range of child-serving agencies, government, funders, businesses and citizens are working together to create communitywide solutions. Addressing toxic stress and trauma is essential. Investing in our children and families is the most important decision we can make as a community. We appreciate Cambria’s fine work and the support of the Post-Dispatch for prioritizing this issue. Anne Kessen-Lowell, Nancy Spargo and Dawn Winkler • St. Louis St. Louis Regional Early Childhood Council

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Click got it all wrong If Webster’s dictionary is looking for an illustration for the word “hypocrite,” it should use the infamous still photo of Melissa Click screaming for “muscle” and sticking her hand up to shove the videographer. Here is someone who is supposed to uphold the principle of freedom of the press shoving it out of the way when it suddenly becomes inconvenient to her cause. The fact that she shoved a Mizzou student journalist only makes her even worse. It is the moral equivalent of a mother pushing away one of her own children. How can she teach students about media when she throws out the principles she should be honoring? Click also does not know how to lead a protest. Ask anyone across the political spectrum what you want at a protest and they will tell you media. You want coverage for your cause and you want that coverage to be positive. If you are going to treat the media like garbage, they will turn around and trash you. Click should have thought about that before she shoved the student journalist. Click also has no respect for law enforcement. In a separate incident she was caught yelling obscenities at a police oicer. This is another bad idea. You not only want to avoid angering the press but you also want to avoid upsetting law enforcement as well. It is never a good idea to upset someone who can Mace or Taser you. In fact, if Click is not going to show respect for freedom of the press or law enforcement, then she certainly has no business teaching media studies or journalism at a major university. What business should Click go into? Well, with the loud obnoxious voice of hers I suspect she would do just fine in the fast-food industry. I can just hear her yelling,“Fries, we need some fries up here.” She certainly does not belong in the media or journalism. Bill Heger • Rock Hill

Government does only some of the people’s business The rhetoric in Washington, D.C., again reeks of threats, denials and false representations. No matter what political party, the members of Congress and the president have assumed the positions of actors on a stage of their own imaginary creation, where the spotlight of media attention demands winners and losers. Instead of doing the people’s business, I say our government has redesigned itself to do only some of the people’s business. The steady revelations about the obscene disparity between the levels of wealth in American society is no surprise to the super-majority of citizens whose wealth has remained flat or even lessened over the past decade. To add insult to injury, the present soap opera in Washington concerning immigration, national defense, the budget, education, infrastructure and other issues in need of action shows that we have elected very old children to represent adult Americans.“It’s my way or the highway” may be an appropriate line for children playing games or trying to act tough, but such words and attitudes forming the basis of negotiations on critical matters that afect most Americans is wrong. In no way should such immature political behavior be rewarded. In fact, such behavior should be punished at the ballot box. To lay blame on the backs of everyone in America and worldwide, except themselves, for our present economic stagnation, the failure of Congress to work together with the president, the redundancy of federal regulators and regulations, the extreme rising costs of health care and prescriptions, the lack of infrastructure repair and 21st century development, and most especially the frustration and anger felt by many Americans toward government, only demonstrates our politicians’ inability to fulfill the oaths they have taken. Jim Mittino • St. Louis

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JEREMIAH ‘JERRY’ NIXON

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Nixon died early Friday. In a statement, the governor said Jeremiah “Jerry” Nixon, 90, died of natural causes at his home in St. Louis. He died surrounded by his family, including his wife of 32 years, Katy. “Throughout his life, my father was driven by a commitment to leave his community better than he found it, and that’s exactly what he did,” Gov. Nixon said. “A larger-than-life figure who cherished his family, served his country, and loved the outdoors, he taught me and my sisters about the value of public service and the dignity of a hard day’s work. “I will remember him most for his quick wit and sense of adventure — and the joy he took in casting a line into a cold Ozarks stream. I will miss him deeply and be forever grateful for the example he set,” the statement noted. Born March 7, 1925, Mr. Nixon served in the Navy in World War II and the Army in the Korean War. After receiving his law degree from the University of Missouri, Mr. Nixon served as the assistant prosecuting attorney in Jeferson County and later established his own law practice in Hillsboro. He also served as mayor of De Soto and as a municipal judge. Over the course of his career, Mr. Nixon helped establish Jefferson Memorial Hospital (now Mercy Hospital Jeferson), Jeferson College and Mastodon State Historic Site. In addition to serving as scoutmaster of Troop 559 in De Soto, Mr. Nixon was involved in numerous civic organizations, including the Governor Thomas Fletcher Home in Hillsboro. “We are sorry to hear about the governor’s loss,” Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard and Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe said in a joint statement. “His father, Jeremiah (Jerry) Nixon, was of great service to our country serving in the United States Navy, and was of great importance to his family. We are keeping the governor and his family in our thoughts and prayers.” Mr. Nixon is survived by his wife, Katy; three children, Melinda, Jeremiah and Penelope; and five grandchildren, Alex, Bess, Frank, Jeremiah and Will. The funeral will be held at DietrichMothershead Funeral Home in De Soto for family and friends.

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MEXICO CITY • Monarch butterflies have made a big comeback in their wintering grounds in Mexico, after sufering serious declines, experts said Friday. The area covered by the orange-andblack insects in the mountains west of Mexico City this season was more than three and a half times greater than last winter. The butterflies clump so densely in the pine and fir forests they are counted by the area they cover rather than by individual insects. The number of monarchs making the 3,400-mile migration from the United States and Canada declined steadily in recent years before recovering in 2014. This winter was even better. This December, the butterflies covered 10 acres, compared with 2.8 acres in 2014 and a record low of 1.66 acres in 2013. Though that’s positive, the monarchs still face problems: The butterflies covered as much as 44 acres 20 years ago. “The news is good, but at the same time we shouldn’t let our guard down,” said Omar Vidal, director of the World Wildlife Fund in Mexico. “Now more than ever, Mexico, the United States and Canada should increase their conservation eforts to protect and restore the habitat of this butterfly along its migratory route.” The United States is working to reintroduce milkweed, a plant key to the butterflies’ migration, on about 1,160 square miles within five years, both by planting and by designating pesticide-free areas. Milkweed is the plant the butterflies feed and lay their eggs on, but it has been attacked by herbicide use and loss of open land in the United States. Dan Ashe, the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said that in the first year of that efort, the United States had managed to restore about 250,000 acres of milkweed and raised about $20 million for the program. “It is time for celebration because we

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Monarch butterlies perch on a twig near Valle del Bravo, Mexico, in June.

see the beginning of success,” Ashe said. “But our task now is to continue building on that success.” In Mexico, meanwhile, illegal logging has remained a problem. It more than tripled in the monarch butterflies’ wintering grounds in 2014, reversing several years of steady improvements. Illegal logging had fallen to almost zero in 2012. Authorities said the reserve’s buffer area lost more than 22 acres in 2015 due to illegal logging in one area, but said several arrests were made. The forest canopy acts as a blanket against the cold for butterflies forming huge clumps on branches during their winter stay in Mexico. Monarch expert Lincoln Brower wrote in a research paper that the 2015 forest loss was actually 25 acres in the reserve area, and said the illegal logging “questions the efectiveness of current strategies to protect the already precarious overwintering habitat of the monarch butterfly.” The logging took place in a particularly sensitive area of the reserve, and if butterflies can’t find shelter there, “they may be forced into forested areas with less microclimatic protection,” exposing them to potential cold and rain that can prove fatal, Brower wrote. Alejandro del Mazo, the head of Mexico’s protected natural areas, credited the

three countries for their cooperation and said they were on their way to achieving the goal of having 220 million butterflies in the reserve by 2020. Del Mazo estimated there were 140 million this year. “This is a motivation for us to continue building bridges between our three countries, not walls,” Del Mazo said. The migration is an inherited trait: No butterfly lives to make the full round trip, and it is unclear how they find their way back to the same patches of pine forest in Mexico each year. Some scientists suggest the butterflies may release chemicals marking the migratory path and fear that if their numbers fall too low the chemical traces will not be strong enough for others to follow. The long-term trend is troubling. After their peak in 1996, when the monarchs covered more than 44 acres, each time the monarchs have rebounded, they have done so at lower levels. The species is found in many countries and is not in danger of extinction, but experts fear the migration could be disrupted if very few butterflies make the long trip. Largely indigenous farm communities in the mountain reserve have received government funds in return for preserving the 139,000-acre reserve that UNESCO has made a World Heritage site. Some of the communities earn income from tourist operations or reforestation nurseries to grow and plant saplings. In the end, writer and environmental activist Homero Aridjis, and the chief scientist for Parks Canada, Dr. Gilles Seutin, suggested that favorable weather conditions may have helped the monarchs rebound this year. There have been few cold snaps or heavy rains in Mexico. “Although thanks to more favorable weather conditions along the monarch’s migratory routes, numbers in the reserve this season have increased, this does not mean we can ignore one of the main threats to the monarchs now: the extremely damaging illegal logging taking place within the reserve,” Aridjis wrote.

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A mild weekend

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grandmother was Russian, is popular in the country, and he met with Vladimir Putin in 2010 to discuss tiger conservation. Marathon movie won’t recreate shootout • Producers of a Mark Wahlberg movie about the deadly Boston Marathon bombing won’t be recreating the police shootout with the Tsarnaev brothers in the neighborhood where it happened.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Actress Joanne Woodward is 86. Actor Howard Hesseman is 76. Actress Debra Monk is 67. Musician Adrian Smith is 59. Country singer Johnny Van Zant is 56. Actor Adam Baldwin is 54. Actor Grant Show is 54. Actor Donal Logue is 50. Singer Chilli is 45. Bassist Shonna Tucker is 38. Singer Josh Groban is 35. Drummer Jared Champion is 33. Actress Kate Mara is 33. From news services

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Watertown Town Manager Michael Driscoll says it was decided ilming the scene for “Patriots Day” on those streets wouldn’t be in the town’s best interest. He said Friday that producers would be choosing another location. The April 2013 confrontation resulted in the death of Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was caught, tried and sentenced to death. He has apologized to victims. Producers also have asked for permission to ilm at the University of MassachusettsDartmouth, where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was attending.

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Extremist group blamed in deadly hotel attack Militants forced their way into a hotel and a nearby public garden in the Somali capital on Friday night, exchanging ire with hotel guards in attacks that left at least 14 dead and many others wounded. A suicide bomber rammed his car into the SYL hotel’s entrance in Mogadishu and blew it up, allowing gunmen to ight their way past hotel guards at the irst security barrier, said Capt. Mohamed Hussein. Four gunmen and the suicide bomber were killed, he said, adding that the attackers did not get past the last security checkpoint. He said at least nine dead bodies of civilians could also be seen outside the hotel after the attack there, which was claimed by the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab. A second car bomb, which exploded within 30 minutes of the attack on the hotel, targeted a public garden near the SYL, he said. It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties from that attack. Peruvian leader investigated in Brazilian scandal • Brazilian police investigating a massive

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An injured civilian is carried from the scene of a suicide car bomb on a hotel Friday in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Humala’s press oice did not respond Friday to repeated requests for comment. It tweeted that the president had called Brazil’s ambassador in Peru to deny the allegations. The document is being reviewed by Brazilian Judge Sergio Moro, who is presiding over the sprawling Petrobras case that has brought down top Brazilian politicians and company executives. The investigation, termed Operation Car Wash, began two years ago and has snared dozens of senior politicians along with

kickback scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras are now looking at Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and a former Argentine transportation minister, according to an internal document obtained by The Associated Press. The 44-page federal police report dated Feb. 5 now moves the sprawling corruption probe beyond Brazil’s borders, saying investigators suspect Humala received $3 million in bribes from the large Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in exchange for contracts in Peru.

Hunger striker negotiates release with Israel • A Palestinian prisoner ended a 94-day hunger strike on Friday after reaching a deal with Israeli authorities that says he will be released in three months’ time, his family said. Israel said Mohammed al-Qeq, 33 — who has worked as a journalist for a Saudi media outlet and who also appeared as an analyst on channels connected to Hamas — has long been involved in activities linked to the violent Palestinian Islamic group. He has been under observation at an Israeli hospital where he refused all treatment. Celebrations erupted in his village of Dura near Hebron in the West Bank on Friday after his imminent release was announced. A dozen women chanted songs in Arabic praising al-Qeq and Palestinian militant groups. Some family members set of a small crate of irecrackers into the air. Al-Qeq’s wife addressed reporters from underneath a makeshift tent decorated with posters of al-Qeq and Palestinian lags. Both his wife and Kadoura Fares, the head of the Palestinian prisoners club, said that al-Qeq had been fasting for 94 days. He

drank water and was sustained for several days in the middle of his fast by nutritional supplements. He ended his strike Friday and will be released on May 21. Guatemalan military oicials convicted for sex crimes • In a historic ruling, a Guatemalan court has convicted a former army oicer and a former military commissioner for the sexual enslavement of women during the country’s civil war. It sentenced the men to 120 years and 240 years in prison respectively. Friday’s ruling is the irst time that a local court has handed down such a judgment for those crimes. The retired oicer, Esteelmer Reyes Giron, was found guilty of holding 15 women in sexual and domestic slavery and for killing one woman and her two daughters. Heriberto Valdez Asij, a civilian with military functions, was convicted for the same enslavement, as well as the forced disappearance of seven men. The victims testiied to the abuse they sufered during six months in 1982 and 1983 at a military base. From news services

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ernment Friday, but the country may not know the full, oicial results until Monday — and the government won’t take shape until next month, if one can even be formed. The AP explains some of the peculiarities of Ireland’s democracy and its slow dance with election results.

VOTE, VOTE AND VOTE AGAIN In Ireland’s system of proportional representation, voters get one ballot but can vote for as many listed candidates as they like in order of preference. You literally can vote for every single politician with a hand-written No. 1, 2, 3 and so on. The multinumbered ballots mean they must be counted in multiple rounds. At first, the total number of votes cast in a district is calculated. This is divided by the number of seats in that district, which produces a quota, which is the target needed to win a seat. If the winning candidate in the first count gets more votes than the quota, their surplus votes are redistributed to lower-ranking candidates, starting with those registered as No. 2 on the winning candidate’s ballot. And if there is no winner in a round, they eliminate a losing candidate at the bottom of the list and those who are No. 2 on those ballots are transferred to other candidates. The goal is to fill all 158 seats in Dail Eireann, the key lower house of parliament that elects the government, with as wide a spread of representation as possible. Some of Ireland’s 40 districts produce three lawmakers, others four, the craziest ones five. Not even the canniest analyst can accurately predict who wins that fifth seat, because these “winners” may be profoundly unpopular figures who received few No. 1 votes but eventually scrape together enough lower-level vote transfers to eke out a victory.

IN LOVE WITH LOW TECH Ireland is a high-tech hub, but the Irish love low-tech elections. In 2002, the government started to purchase 7,500 computerized polling booths, but the system aroused a wave of Luddite fears backed by analysts’ warnings that the system could be hacked. Politics bufs complained, in all seriousness, that e-voting would allow the results to come in much too quickly, depriving the nation of a weekend of savory speculation over who might win that last seat in Galway. The electronic polls were mothballed

in 2004 without ever experiencing fullfledged battle at an eventual cost exceeding 55 million euros ($60 million). They were sold to scrap merchants in 2012 for 70,267 euros (about $77,000). Irish elections remain a pencil-only affair with armies of real human beings eyeing the ballots, over and over, into the night.

TERRIFIC TALLYMEN The first results in Irish elections are always unoicial — and deadly accurate. For this you can thank the tallymen, a ragged band of political zealots from every party who specialize in watching ballots as they’re counted. The tallymen — and they are predominantly middle-age men, old-school clipboards in hand — are permitted to stand on the far side of tables stacked with sorted ballots. They tilt their heads awkwardly to read each upside-down ballot as oicial counters record the result. The first “tallies” measuring volumes of No. 1 votes flowing to each candidate are calculated within a few hours of the opening of the first ballot boxes. Some tallymen seek to identify the trends of where the No. 2, 3 or 4 votes will go, hours before official ballot-counters even consider that. It’s mammoth unpaid work, and serves no other purpose than to give politicians and the public expertly informed gossip on what results are coming.

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WONG SEEKING EVEN KEEL Nats’ Harper already MVP at 23 and has room to grow

Second baseman says he gets too high and too low BY RICK HUMMEL St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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JUPITER, FLA. • By several accounts, the main thing

standing in the way of Kolten Wong becoming a consistent, impact player is ... Kolten Wong. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has talked about it with his second baseman. “How hard he is on himself can be a detriment,” said Matheny. “We’ve pointed it out that this is something that may get in the way of his improvement. “That balance of being driven but also not being an accurate evaluator for what’s going on around you ... (if) you’re so focused on the results, you get to a spot where you kind of forget about the process.” Wong, still just 25 and heading into his third season as a regular, is constantly aware of the need to somehow scale back on wasted energy. See WONG • Page B4

JUPITER, FLA. • Bryce Harper had to be carded to get

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the MVP trophy. I still can’t get over this tidbit: The reigning National League MVP is younger than every player predicted to be on the Cardinals’ 25-man roster this season. The 23-yearold Harper has the hardware to prove he’s the best, but the scary thing is, according to teammate Max Scherzer, “We’ll see him to continue to grow as a player, because he’s not done.” I caught up with the St. Louisan Scherzer earlier this week at Nationals camp, and he provided some See HOCHMAN • Page B5

Gretzky’s Blue period For a few months, fans here could dream of a Cup as never before BY DAN O’NEILL St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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t was the kind of news you had to hear more than once, and you still remember where you were when you heard it. It was Feb. 27, 1996, the day Wayne Gretzky left Los Angeles to become King of the Blues, the day hockey took the front seat in St. Louis. “I think it was one of the biggest moments in the history for St. Louis, not only hockey, but in sports,” said Mike Keenan, the author of the deal. Keenan, 66, is currently a consultant with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. But at the time, he was coach and general manager of the Blues, and from the outset of the 1995-96 season, he was after Gretzky. The Kings had not been to the playofs since a 1993 trip to the Stanley Cup Finals, and they were on course to miss again. Bought from bankruptcy the day before the season started, See GRETZKY • Page B3

I weighed all my options and just said it makes perfect sense for me to become a St. Louis Blue.” — Wayne Gretzky

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Elliott maintains stature at combine Running back gives Faulk credit for helping him prepare for process

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INDIANAPOLIS • As a St. Louis guy, Ohio State running

back Ezekiel Elliott is sorry to see his hometown team go. “Yeah, the Rams were my team growing up — that’s who I grew up watching,” Elliott said. “‘The Greatest Show on Turf.’” Marshall Faulk, Torry Holt, Kurt Warner. It’s kind of sad seeing them leave the home state.” As a running back, Elliott tried to emulate Faulk, and now Faulk is helping Elliott make the transition from being a college standout to the NFL. “He’s been a mentor to me,” Elliott said. “He’s been a big help to me in this process. Just kind of staying on pace. He helped me get on the (grease) board, and get ready for these interviews.” They share the same agent in Rocky Arceneaux, a veteran in the business who still spends time in St. Louis. Thus, the hookup with Faulk, a Hall of Famer and the NFL’s most valuable player in 2000. Faulk was on the field Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium, covering the running back workouts for the NFL Network. So he quite possibly See ELLIOTT • Page B5

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looks easy for Michael Porter Jr. In Thursday’s Class 3 district semifinal at Southern Boone, all eyes in the packed gymnasium follow the 6-9 junior from Father Tolton High School. Porter, widely considered among the nation’s top three recruits for 2017 and perhaps the greatest high school hoops talent to come through Columbia, towers above everyone in the building — other Porter than younger brother Jontay, Tolton’s 6-10 sophomore forward. On this night, like many against Tolton’s Class 3 peers, 17-year-old Michael stands half a foot taller than the biggest California Pinto. It’s a matchup that could easily bore the prized prodigy. Instead, Porter, a gifted shooter and ferocious finisher at the rim, finds ways to challenge himself. On ofense, he sets up on the wing and looks for lanes to penetrate for passes or dunks. On defense, he swarms the helpless and wraps his never-ending arms around smaller guards, like a praying mantis feasting on a See PORTER • Page B6

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Kyle Busch wins, loses pole Car fails inspection after qualifying run; brother gets top spot ASSOCIATED PRESS

HAMPTON, GA. • Kyle Busch’s car failed a post-qualifying inspection Friday, leaving him at the back of the pack instead of on the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race. The ruling leaves brother Kurt Busch as the pole winner at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Kurt Busch ran strong through all three elimination rounds of qualifying and had the top speed at 191.582 mph before he was topped by Kyle’s fast lap of 191.668 mph in his No. 18 Toyota. Kyle Busch is the defending Sprint Cup series champion. Scott Miller, NASCAR’S senior vice president of competition, said a laser inspection revealed the rear toe, which afects alignment, on Kyle Busch’s car did not meet specifications. Miller said Busch and his crew chief, Adam Stevens, do not face additional penalties. Miller said the violation was found in the new laser test. “This is a way to police that,” Miller said. “Teams asked for it. We instituted it and they didn’t pass.” Miller said Kyle Busch’s car passed the same inspection before qualifying. Miller said more tolerance in the test is allowed following qualifying. “We give them some but they took a little more,” Miller said. Jamie McMurray, who had the top speed in the second round, will start beside Kurt Busch on the front row, followed by Trevor Bayne and Ryan Newman. Denny Hamlin, fresh off last week’s Daytona 500 win, was eliminated in the second round and will start 12th. Before the post-qualifying inspection results were announced, Kurt Busch said Kyle “got us just by a little bit.” “I know I was just a little bit tight out there on the race track,”

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said Kurt Busch, who said the brothers have a friendly rivalry. “I’ll wave at him and he’ll wave at me and then we’ll go back to business,” said Kurt Busch. “It’s fun.”

SUNDAY STRUGGLES NASCAR’s new low-downforce package produced some struggles in practice and qualifying, along with many predictions of entertaining racing Sunday. “It’s going to be handfuls (of struggles) on Sunday for a lot of people,” Hamlin said. Added Greg Biffle: “You can definitely tell the difference in downforce. The car is ... over the racecourse a lot more. ... I think it’s going to be a great race. It’s going to be a little slick on Sunday.”

UNDER-40 CROWD There are only 39 cars for the race. It’s the lowest number for a Cup race since 37 competed at North Wilkesboro Speedway in 1996, according to STATS. Since NASCAR standardized the fields in 1998, it’s only the third time all available slots are not filled.

MEMORY LANE Kevin Harvick qualified sixth. His first Sprint Cup win was when he barely beat Jef Gordon to the finish line in Atlanta in 2001.

Hamm is praised for work with youth BY JOE LYONS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Freddie Norwood could go on and on when it comes to the late Charles Hamm. “God doesn’t make too many like that,” said Norwood, a former world champion boxer who got his start in the sport from Mr. Hamm. “He’s a guy who would do anything for you, and if he couldn’t help he’d find somebody who could. I lived with the family, probably for a decade. If it wasn’t for him, I know I never would’ve been a champion and I probably wouldn’t be alive today. “I owe that man my life — more than once — and I miss him already.’’ Mr. Hamm, a master plumber and drain layer with a passion for boxing and for trying to keep young men in North St. Louis of the streets and out of trouble, died Sunday (Feb. 21, 2016) of complications from liver disease and Alzheimer’s. He was 78. An Arkansas native, Mr. Hamm came to St. Louis as an aspiring boxer but turned to plumbing and coaching after a serious car accident. He began coaching at the city’s De Soto Center and opened the Northside Bombers Boxing Club in 1978. Norwood remembers meeting him in 1979. “I had just moved here from Mississippi,” said Norwood, who won the WBA featherweight title in 1998 and made eight title defenses. “He was cutting up pieces of old garden hose for ropes in the ring he was building in his gym. Everything he did was for his family and the community. His No. 1 goal was get us of the streets and into the gym, and he wouldn’t accept any excuses. If you needed a ride, he’d pick you up in his van and then he’d get you back home because he knew the streets weren’t safe.” And on the way home, Mr. Hamm would stop at White Castle. “Again, no excuses. If you were hungry, he’d take care of you,” Norwood said, laughing. “He loved to coach, but his real passion was helping the kids from the neighborhood,” said his daughter, Kim. “He taught boxing, but he also taught a lot of young men how to work as plumbers.” Mr. Hamm was inducted into the St. Louis Boxing Hall of Fame in 2007 and was a coach and father figure to some of the area’s premier fighters, including Norwood, William Guthrie, Ray Lathon and Leon Spinks’ sons — Cory, Darrell Calvin and the late Leon Calvin. Mr. Hamm and his wife, Jeridean, were married for 26 years. Mrs. Hamm died in 1997 at age 55 after a year-long bout with cancer. She gained local fame by becoming the first female to serve as an amateur boxing judge in Missouri. The Hamms ran the Northside Bombers Boxing Club for nearly two decades. Mr. Hamm is survived by a daughter, a son, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the Layne Renaissance Chapel, 7302 West Florissant, with the funeral at 7 p.m. Sunday at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church, 3424 LaSalle Street. Burial will be Monday, leaving from Layne Renaissance Chapel at 10 a.m. for St. Peter’s Cemetery, 2101 Lucas and Hunt Road. Joe Lyons jlyons@post-dispatch.com

MOTORS ROUNDUP Courtney Force leads in Funny Car qualifying Courtney Force raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car on Friday with a track record performance at an NHRA meet in Chandler, Ariz. Force, who is looking to redeem last season’s inish with a strong early season start, led the Funny Car ield with a track record time of 3.930 seconds at 323.97 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro. Bo Butner(Pro Stock) and Antron Brown (Top Fuel) also were top qualiiers at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, near Phoenix. Bell set to go in Truck Series • Eight days after his truck lipped and barrel-rolled at Daytona, Christopher Bell will be back in the ield for Saturday’s Great Clips 200 Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Bell walked away from the last-lap wreck during the season-opening race at Daytona International Raceway, an accident when his truck had more than 10 spins and tumbles. Bell was treated and released from a hospital later that night and wound up with some bruising on his face but was otherwise OK. From news services

DIGEST Baltimore stops Ambush’s winning streak The visiting Baltimore Blast scored twice before two minutes had elapsed and then scored ive of the game’s inal six goals in a 9-4 rout of the Ambush in the team’s Major Arena Soccer League’s home inale Friday night at Family Arena. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Ambush (5-14), who inish the season Saturday in Milwaukee. Freddy Moojen, Luiz Mota, Anthony Arico and Daniel Berko scored for the Ambush, who were within a goal at 4-3 late in the third quarter. Baltimore (15-3) has clinched the MASL Eastern Division title. (Joe Lyons) FIFA names new president • Gianni Infantino is the new president of soccer’s corruption-scarred world governing body, winning election after promising national leaders of the sport that he would share the wealth from FIFA’s $5 billion World Cup revenue. Infantino was chosen on the second-ballot Friday in Zurich to ill the unexpired term of longtime FIFA leader Sepp Blatter, who was forced out by the pressure of U.S. and Swiss investigations of bribery and corruption that emerged two days before the previous vote in May 2015. The stunning outcome seemed to catch Infantino, 45, of-guard. He had to compose himself before starting his acceptance speech and saluted voters by patting his heart with his right hand. “We will restore the image of FIFA and the respect of FIFA. And everyone in the world will applaud us,” said Infantino, who only became a candidate when a case of inancial wrongdoing removed his own boss, Michel Platini, at Europe’s soccer body UEFA. “I am convinced a new era is starting,” said the Swiss-born former lawyer. Blatter headed FIFA for more than 17 years. St. Louis U. soccer player earns honor • St. Louis. U. junior soccer player Jair Minors was recently called to participate for the Bermuda national team in a friendly against St. Kitts and Nevis. Minors is the irst men’s soccer player in SLU history to earn a call-up to his senior national team while still active with the Billikens. Minors started and played 60 minutes for Bermuda in the 3-0 loss on Feb. 21. American Pharoah to be a father • Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is a dad in waiting. Coolmore’s Ashford Stud said Friday that Untouched Talent is in foal to American Pharoah. The announcement comes two weeks after the 12-year-old mare became the lucky irst lady to be bred to racing’s irst Triple Crown winner in 37 years. A tweet sent by Coolmore says “It’s very early days but we’re happy to conirm Untouched Talent (dam of Bodemeister) is in foal to American Pharoah.” If all goes well, the irst of many baby Pharoahs is about 11 months away. McClain leads Mizzou • Reggie McClain’s complete-game victory opened the Missouri baseball team’s four-game series against Hofstra as the Tigers’ bats got busy in a 12-2 win Friday. McClain (2-0) went the distance for the second time in his two years at Mizzou and struck out a career-high six. Both Hofstra runs were unearned at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers, Fla. For the Tigers (4-2), freshmen Connor Brumield, Ian Nelson (Timberland) and Brian Sharp sparked the lineup, driving in eight of MU’s 12 runs. Zach Lavy had his irst multi-hit game of the year while Ryan Howard (Francis Howell Central) hit safely in his sixth straight game. The Tigers play a doubleheader against Hofstra on Saturday, starting at noon (St. Louis time). (Dave Matter) From staf and wire reports


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Gretzky’s stay was all too brief GRETZKY • FROM B1

the Kings were financially stretched and looking to rebuild. Their main attraction was looking to reboot. Gretzky put hockey on the map in LA. But he turned 35 in January 1996 and was in the final days of his contract. He had neither the time nor stomach for starting over. He made it known he wanted one more shot at a Stanley Cup. “They basically said to me, ‘If it’s about money just tell us what it is and we’re going to build a new arena and … it was all very cordial,” Gretzky recalled. “And I said, ‘You know, I’m near the end of my career and I don’t know how much longer I have to go, and I want to try to win a Stanley Cup. If you’re going to go young, that’s the right way to go, and I understand that.’ “But we were all on the same page and they basically said, ‘If you want to go somewhere else, just tell us where you want to go and we’ll make it happen.” In retrospect, the answer is one of the remarkable aspects of the deal. Of all the gin joints in the NHL, of all the potential Stanley Cup destinations, Gretzky wanted St. Louis. It’s a town currently in its 49th NHL season yet without a Stanley Cup. But Keenan, who had coached Gretzky in Canada Cup competition, worked the deal for months. He called Kings GM Sam McMaster weekly, convincing him it made sense to trade one of sports’ Mount Rushmore figures, even more sense to send him to St. Louis. Gretzky didn’t need convincing. He is married to a St. Louis girl, actress Janet Jones, and has extended family here. He was close friends with Blues star Brett Hull, and he recognized a formidable foundation in place. The Blues had a preeminent sniper in Hull, top quarterbacks in Al MacInnis and Chris Pronger, a premier goaltender in Grant Fuhr and a coach who had won a Stanley Cup in New York two seasons before. There were other teams in the sweepstakes, including the Rangers and Canucks. Their ofers were more substantial. But Gretzky was tangled up in Blue.

‘PERFECT SENSE’ “I weighed all my options and just said it makes perfect sense for me to become a St. Louis Blue,” Gretzky said. “We can live in St. Louis and raise our family there. That’s our home and … there were no alternatives really. Ultimately, they pulled the trigger and I became a St. Louis Blue.” The salvo sent a bevy of young players to the Kings. Roman Vopat, a promising 6-foot-3 center, was the anchor piece. Wingers Craig Johnson and Patrice Tardif were embellishments. A first-round pick (Matt Zultek) in 1997 went along, as well as a fifth-rounder (Peter Hogan) in 1996. When the smoke cleared, “The Great One” belonged to St. Louis, and the Stanley Cup has never felt closer. Mike Caruso, senior vice president of public relations for the Blues, was in Vancouver with the team on Feb. 28 when Gretzky arrived. “He came up to Keenan’s room and it was just the three of us,” Caruso recalled. “Hearing about him all through the years and never meeting him, I was shocked at how quiet and down to earth he was. “Our first practice was at Burnaby 8 Rinks (in Vancouver), and I could not believe the crowd outside and inside when we arrived. I thought I knew how big Wayne Gretzky was, but I had no idea how big he was. The crowds swarmed our bus as we tried to get of. It was like he was a Beatle. It was unreal.” Meanwhile, the trade was reverberating in St. Louis. When the Blues opened for business on the morning of Feb. 28, a line of customers was waiting outside. Seats for the pending three-game homestand disappeared. The remaining six home games soon sold out, as well. When the puck dropped the next night in Vancouver, Feb. 29, the starting six for the Blues was Gretzky, Hull, Shayne Corson, MacInnis, Pronger and Fuhr. The tenacious Corson was the team’s captain at the time of the trade, highly regarded in his own right. The other five are in the Hall of Fame. “Shayne Corson’s one of my best friends, and to this day we’re really

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Wayne Gretzky waves to the crowd as he makes his exit from the rink at the Corel Centre, in Kanata, Ontario in 1999 as his career was winding down.

close,” Gretzky said. “And when I got there, Mike gave me the captaincy. I remember thinking, ‘Oh my God,’ but Mike was a trailblazer, he was just like, ‘This is best for the team.’” “And I remember I sat down with Shayne and said, ‘Listen, if you want to be the captain, you can be the captain.’ Shayne said, ‘No, no, no, you should be the captain.’ So we’re sitting there, fighting over who should be the captain.’ It was kind of crazy.”

QUICK RESULT During the first period of his first game with the Blues, Gretzky took a pass from Stephane Matteau and beat Kirk McLean on a breakaway. The play was started by Hull, and afterward Matteau was humbled by the moment. “To be honest with you, I was uncomfortable after I heard the announcer call, and I saw on the scoring sheet, my name between Brett Hull and Wayne Gretzky,” Matteau said. “I was thinking, ‘I’ll remember this all my life, I’ll be able to tell my grandkids, I assisted on Wayne Gretzky’s first goal as a Blue.’ “ Gretzky’s role had diminished in Los Angeles, where he was averaging around 16 minutes. That night in Vancouver, Keenan played him more than 27 minutes. “When he came to us, he probably wasn’t as well-conditioned as he had been in the past,” Keenan said. “And in that particular game I played him a lot, and I could see his face was getting red. “As the story goes, they went out to eat afterward at a restaurant in Vancouver. The waiter came to the table and said, ‘Good evening, Mr. Gretzky, what can I get you?’ And Wayne said, ‘A bottle of oxygen to start with, please.’” The 2-2 tie in Vancouver drew an A.C. Nielsen rating of 14.7 in St. Louis, the highest TV number for the Blues since the measurement had been kept. By happenstance, the next game was in Edmonton, where Gretzky had engineered four Stanley Cup championships. Before the Sunday contest, his new No. 99 jersey sold out in less than an hour. In the second period at Edmonton, Gretzky was felled by a Kelly Buchberger elbow and had to be helped to the dressing room. His status for the return home Tuesday became dubious. But two days later, on March 5, he skated onto the ice at Kiel Center. The largest crowd in Blues history, 20,775, greeted him with an ovation that lasted nearly two minutes. “I was tingling,” he said. Gretzky did not figure in the scoring, but the Blues beat Florida 2-0 behind Fuhr. They improved to 2-0-1 with their new headliner, 7-1-3 in their last 11. Everything seemed to be falling into place, but the euphoria wouldn’t last. Events soon conspired to bring Camelot crashing down and send St. Louis hockey down a diferent path. The mojo between Hull and Gretzky, the ofensive jolt the trade was to provide, didn’t readily materialize. The Blues won only one of their final 12 games down the stretch, scoring two goals or less eight times.

Fuhr had been a rock, playing a remarkable 79 of 82 regular-season games. But during a Game 2 loss in the conference quarterfinals, he suffered a torn knee ligament while being crushed by Toronto’s Nick Kypreos. The season was on the brink. Behind backup Jon Casey, the Blues would not go quietly. They beat the Maple Leafs in six games, a “be careful what you wish for” proposition. For the effort, they drew a second-round date with Detroit. With 62 wins and 131 points, 51 more than the Blues, Scotty Bowman’s Red Wings were the class of the league, a prohibitive Cup favorite. When the Blues dropped the first two games in Motown, an unfavorable outcome seemed inevitable. Keenan benched Gretzky for much of the third period of an 8-3 loss in Game 2, then singled him out for criticism afterward. But the Blues and Gretzky rallied. They won Game 3 on Igor Kravchuk’s overtime goal. Two nights later, Gretzky scored and a mighty Casey stopped 29 shots for a 1-0 win. Stunningly, the Blues then made it three straight. Gretzky had a goal and assist and Casey stopped 37 shots for a 3-2 win in Game 5 in Detroit. With Game 6 headed back to St. Louis, the Blues had the Wings by the throat. But Detroit won Game 6 to set the table for one of the more memorable Game 7s in NHL history. With Casey stopping 39 shots, the teams played through five scoreless periods. One minute 15 seconds into a second overtime, Gretzky couldn’t corral the puck at the Detroit line. Steve Yzerman raced the other way, stepped across the blue line and blistered a 55-foot shot over Casey’s shoulder. The game, the series and paradise were lost.

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New Backes deal is not expected before deadline Armstrong says Blues will let season ‘play itself out,’ then see BY JEREMY RUTHERFORD St. Louis Post-dispatch

The NHL’s trade deadline is expected to pass Monday without a contract extension for Blues captain David Backes, who will become an unrestricted free agent next summer. “There are no ongoing dialogues,” general manager Doug Armstrong said. “We had really good conversations over the summer. The feeling was let’s let the year play itself out. He’s going to be a big part of what we’re doing over the next little while.” Backes, 31, is wrapping up a five-year, $22.5 million contract ($4.5 million annual average value) this season. According to sources, the forward turned down a threeyear, $16.5 million extension ($5.5 million average). “We were hoping to get something done before the training camp even ended, but sometimes these things take a little more time,” Backes said. “We’ll see how it all pans out ... our concentration is on the ice, putting a good product out there and making this team better each and every day.” Backes possesses a full no-trade clause, but Armstrong said that he had no plans of dealing him even though the forward could sign elsewhere this ofseason with no compensation coming back to the Blues. “If we were in 10th or 11th or 12th spot in the Western Conference, I’d probably be going to him right now and say, ‘You’re an unrestricted free agent, do you want to go to a contending team?’ We are that contending team,” Armstrong said. “So trading David Backes for some form of a draft pick, I think, would be an injustice to the players in the room right now.” There are also no plans either to re-sign forward Troy Brouwer before Monday’s deadline. He will also be a free agent next summer.

LOOKING BACK

PIETRANGELO TO PLAY?

Withered by the Blues, the Wings lost the ensuing series with Colorado. The Avalanche then swept the Panthers in four games to win the Stanley Cup. Gretzky still thinks of what might have been. “We had a really good hockey team, and I’m convinced today that if we could have beaten Detroit in double overtime, we could have beaten Colorado,” Gretzky, 55, said. “We had a little bit more playof experience than Colorado. And, I’m not taking anything away from them, but if we’d have had Fuhrsie in net, with our experience, maybe the outcome would have been diferent.” Maybe the future would have been diferent. Winning solves problems, losing lets them fester. The relationship between Keenan and Gretzky turned acidic, exacerbated during the Detroit series. Reportedly, the Blues pulled a three-year, $23 million contract of the table. Disillusioned, Gretzky became a free agent and signed with the Rangers on July 21, 1996. The “Gretzky Era” in St. Louis was over just 145 days after it started. He would score 249 more regularseason points before retiring, but Gretzky thinks the numbers would have been higher with the Blues. “What made me good in St. Louis was Brett Hull, Al MacInnis and Chris Pronger,” said Gretzky, who had 10 goals and 37 points in 31 games with the Blues, regular season and playofs combined. “Had I stayed there, from an ofensive point of view, I would have exceeded what I did (in New York) over the next three years.” In truth, the Gretzkys never left St. Louis, not entirely. Wayne and Janet Gretzky maintain a home here. They normally spend Thanksgiving and Christmas in town. Gretzky’s ambition to come here wasn’t misplaced, just miscarried. “Look, if I had my druthers, I would have finished my career here,” he said. “But, you know, the good Lord works in mysterious ways, and sometimes that doesn’t happen. I have nothing but fond memories. “You know, I’ll go into a grocery store or something in St. Louis and people are wearing Blues jerseys or hats, and they’ll ask me how I’m doing. It’s a great sports city, it really is. People there are the salt of the earth, that’s what makes it such a special place.”

Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo could be in the lineup Saturday against the Nashville Predators. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said the decision belonged to Pietrangelo, who has missed eight games with a knee injury. “Now it’s kind of the player’s call ... when he thinks he’s ready,” Hitchcock said. “So we’ll communicate with him on the flight and see when he thinks he’s ready for one of the games on the weekend or both.” The Blues, who have gone 5-2-1 in Pietrangelo’s absence, have back-to-back games Saturday and Sunday. Hitchcock said the schedule would have no bearing on whether the defenseman suits up Saturday. “This isn’t the time of year to be guiding guys through it,” Hitchcock said. “If you’re not, you’re not, you’ve got to wait. If he says he’s fit, he’s ready to go, he gets to play, and we want to get him up to speed as quickly as possible. Once he goes in, he’s going to stay in every game.”

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LEHTERA UPDATE Blues center Jori Lehtera, who was hit in the face by a puck that caromed off a New York Rangers player Thursday, did not practice Friday. Hitchcock said that Lehtera was sore Thursday night and his availability for Saturday’s game remained uncertain. “He didn’t practice, so we’ll see,” Hitchcock said. “He’s upper-body and we’ll get a better evaluation in the morning.” Meanwhile, forward Jaden Schwartz and defensman Robert Bortuzzo also did not practice Friday. Hitchcock attributed both absences to maintenance days. Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford on Twitter jrutherford@post-dispatch.com

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BLUES AT PREDATORS When • Saturday at 2 p.m. Where • Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn. TV, radio • Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX (1120 AM) Blues • The Blues have won all four games against Nashville this season (one was in overtime) and both of the wins in Nashville were by shutout: 4-0 on Nov. 7 with Jake Allen in goal and 1-0 on Feb. 2 with Brian Elliott playing. The Blues have won ive straight against Nashville. … The Blues have lost two straight in regulation for the irst time since losing on either side of Dec. 31 and Jan. 2. … This is the irst of four straight on the road, and nine of the Blues’ next 11 will be away from St. Louis. … Ten of the past 12 games between the teams have been decided by one goal. Predators • With a record of 6-1-3 in the past 10 games (and points in eight straight), Nashville has tightened its grasp on a playof spot and is just eight points back of the Blues. … The Predators are in a run of three games against the top teams in the Central. They beat Chicago 3-1 on Thursday and play Dallas on Tuesday. They are 7-11-3 within the division and have lost six of their past eight at home. … D Roman Josi leads the team in points with 44 (11-33); LW Filip Forsberg leads the team with 23 goals. … G Pekka Rinne has allowed four goals total in his past four starts and has a save percentage of .968 in those games. Injuries • Blues — G Brian Elliott (lower body), F Alexander Steen (upper body), F Steve Ott (hamstring), out; D Alex Pietrangelo (knee), questionable; C Jori Lehtera (face), doubtful; F Jaden Schwartz (undisclosed), probable. Predators – D Shea Weber (lower body), day to day; F Gabriel Bourque (undisclosed), F Eric Nystrom (foot), out. Tom Timmermann

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CARDINALS NOTEBOOK

Veteran pitchers will make late debuts Cards putting emphasis on saving throws BY DERRICK GOOLD St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JUPITER, FLA. • By shifting the pitching schedule even slightly this spring the Cardinals have revealed the emphasis they’ve put on saving throws from the start and how they will ready the major-league rotation for the regular season. Pitching coach Derek Lilliquist said the Cardinals intend to have the “young guys” start the first few games of the Grapefruit League schedule, which begins Thursday against Miami. That means Adam Wainwright, Mike Leake, Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia will make their spring debuts as late as the second week of games. Each of them is set to make four or five starts this spring, depending on their individual need. Carlos Martinez, who has been put on a slower schedule as he recovers from shoulder soreness, also will aim for as many as five starts. But he could be the last of them after the team has headed north for the regular season.

The Cardinals do not need a fifth starter until the 12th game of the regular season. That buys an extra two weeks for a starter to prepare, if the team desires. Entering spring, the Cardinals advertised that they wanted to limit the work of pitchers without sacrificing the time they need to get ready for the first start of the regular season. One step toward that was separating the two live batting practice sessions with three days of rest, not two. Wainwright and Garcia will face hitters for a second time Saturday. Both threw a light bullpen session between the live batting practices instead of facing hitters twice in four days. That break created the backto-back days without a live BP. “We’ve kind of compared and contrasted” past spring schedules, manager Mike Matheny said. “You just kind of look at what the need is going to be. Try to basically customize it for each individual guy, and also figure out if there are ways that we can get them rest. Can we do it? When there are days that we can and we don’t feel like we’re compromising their progression or their growth we’ll back of of them.”

MOLINA GEARS UP Yadier Molina received clearance from the medical staf to do some

light catchers work Friday morning, and the Gold Glove Award winner quickly donned his gear and jumped into drills. Molina has been working to strengthen his left (glove) hand after two operations to repair a ligament in his thumb. Molina was able to take part in blocking drills, and he was cleared to catch pitches from a pitching machine. He described the pitches as “light.” Over the coming days, Molina will advance to catching bullpen sessions and then could see time behind the plate in batting practice drills. He is still going through rehab on the hand every day to get his hand strong enough to hit. Matheny said he’s “not far away” from bullpen work.

and involves leading with a runner’s hand or foot — not steamrolling with the hip. Matheny likened the new rule to the one he advocated at home plate, which has essentially outlawed collisions. Application is the question, the manager said. The other new rule is a 30-second limit on visits to the mound by managers and pitching coaches. The Cardinals have asked the union how this rule will apply when they go to the mound with translator Eugene Koo to talk with reliever Seung Hwan Oh. “Be aware that it could potentially take twice as long,” Matheny said. “It was duly noted. I don’t know exactly what is going to happen.”

REYES, PROSPECTS ARRIVE LOST IN TRANSLATION Oicials from Major League Baseball will meet with Matheny, general manager John Mozeliak and other Cardinals brass Saturday to discuss the new rules announced Thursday. This season, baseball will attempt to protect middle infielders from barrel-roll slides and other violent acts at second base by making the “neighborhood play” reviewable. The new rule underscores that a “bona fide slide” is one that begins before the base, is within reach of the base,

Pitcher Alex Reyes headlines a group of 24 prospects who will begin the Cardinals’ Spring Training Early Program (STEP) on Saturday. Reyes, one of the game’s top pitching prospects in the minors, is still serving a suspension for his second positive test for marijuana use. He has 40 games remaining on the suspension, and that limits him to appearing only in games and events where tickets are not sold. The camp invites a handful of the organization’s leading pros-

pects to begin their training early while also attending seminars on leadership, media relations and other skills outside the chalk lines. This year’s STEP group includes three righthanded pitchers who have fastballs that can hit 100 mph or swifter: Reyes, Sandy Alcantara and Junior Fernandez. Three of the top hitters from the Cardinals’ 2015 draft class also will be present: third baseman Nick DeJong, outfielder Harrison Bader and first-round pick Nick Plummer, an outfielder.

EXTRA BASES Outfielder Stephen Piscotty missed a second consecutive day to rest as he dealt with a bout of food poisoning, according to his manager. “We’re going to give him time,” Matheny said. … Carlos Peguero, a non-roster invitee to spring, left camp Friday so that he could be present for the birth of his child. … The Cardinals do have an intersquad scrimmage scheduled yet for the days leading up to Wednesday’s first exhibition game. Matheny said such a game is used to break the monotony. In the past, it’s been used to win a day of before the first game. Derrick Goold @dgoold on Twitter dgoold@post-dispatch.com

Wong intends to handle ups and downs better WONG • FROM B1

“I think I improved a lot last year,” Wong said. “I wasn’t as hard on myself last year, but compared to the way other people do it, I still was way too hard on myself. “This year, I’m coming in with a different mindset. My whole goal this year is not to let highs get too high and not to let my lows get too low and really control myself as a professional. “A lot of things happen. I’ve got to realize — I am realizing now — ... that slumps are going to happen. “If I come home teed off, I’m even going to tell my wife (Alissa), ‘Make sure I cut it out.’ I think that’s the thing that’s holding me down from getting my full potential. I don’t allow myself to forgive myself. I don’t want to make mistakes but mistakes are part of learning and that’s part of life. This offseason, I’ve really stepped back and ... in order for me to do what I need to do, I need to have fun and to play the game looser and relaxed and not to worry so much about what people think about or my expectations. “Obviously, I hold myself up to the highest standards, but things are going to happen.” Wong hit .262 with 11 homers, 61 runs batted in, 15 steals and 95 strikeouts last year. Respectable, certainly not gaudy, numbers but Wong felt he tried to overachieve when the already lowscoring Cardinals experienced a rash of position-player injuries. “When all those things were happening, I wanted to be that guy to step in and help out,” Wong said. “It was a good thing for the most part, but I started taking it the wrong way — getting mad at myself for not coming through in a clutch situation.

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Kolten Wong takes batting practice Friday at spring training. Wong had a strong start last season, then tailed of considerably before rebounding in September.

It’s baseball. It’s a ‘failing’ sport and that’s the thing I didn’t realize.” Several times before, Wong has gone public with his desire to calm down and have more fun. But he hasn’t always been able to receive his own message. A week-plus into Cardinals camp, Wong insisted, “I’m definitely going to play a lot more easy. I’m going to enjoy myself a lot more, regardless of how the season goes. Good or bad, I’m going to take this season as a learning experience.” Wong appeared in 150 games last season, his first full season as a regular, and he admitted

that first-time grind at the bigleague-level got to him. “Last year, I came in gung-ho,” Wong said. “As soon as we had finished (the playofs) in 2014, I was training again. I came into spring training in good shape but I was gassed already. “When we got into the season, I was doing all right but as soon as we hit the All-Star break, I was done. It took a while to build myself back up.” Until September, as it turned out. Wong batted .297 in April and then had his best month in May, hitting .318 with five homers and 16 runs batted in. The slide began

in June with a .250 average. Then it was .240 in July with two homers and eight runs batted in and then a horrid August in which Wong hit only .202 without a home run. He rebounded a bit to .269 in September but did not hit a home run in that month either, as he had only two homers and 24 runs batted in over the second half, as opposed to nine homers and 37 in the first half. “This year, I told myself, ‘I need to start a little later,” Wong said. “I’m in the best possible shape I could be in right now, but baseball-wise I haven’t really been killing myself like I have

Cubs sign Victorino • The Chicago Cubs signed veteran outielder Shane Victorino to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Victorino, 35, has a lifetime .275 major league batting average in 10 seasons. Victorino batted .294 in 122 games for the 2013 Boston Red Sox team that won the World Series in beating the Cardinals. “You can’t put a value on being a winner and winning a championship,” Victorino said. “Being a fan of this game, going 107 years without winning a championship, if we can pull this of and win one here … . “People talk about Philly being great in 2008, and I love that place. It always will be home. And Boston, we did it for the city with the marathon (bombing) and what happened. But to win it as a Cubbie, obviously the smile on my face says it all.” Victorino batted .230 in 71 games for the Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels last season. He trained with Dexter Fowler and Kris Bryant in the ofseason and said he’s healthy.

injuries, the Washington Nationals are taking a proactive approach, trying to avoid that happening again. Utilizing a new medical structure that stresses injury-prevention techniques, the Nationals are banking on having a much healthier team not only coming out of spring training, but throughout the entire year. “I think it’s smart what we’re doing,” left ielder Jayson Werth said. “If you look around the league, you’ve got a lot of guys who are injured from breaking down. It’s not like they ran into a wall, or got hit by a pitch. I think the proactive approach could be really helpful.” “If you stay ahead of injuries, if you put the best team on the ield day in and day out, you should win more games. I think it’s good. I’m proud of what they’re doing and what they’ve done,” he said. Werth played only 88 games for Washington last season after recovering from ofseason shoulder surgery and then breaking his wrist. Injuries also limited third baseman Anthony Rendon to 80 games, irst baseman Ryan Zimmerman to 95 and center ielder Denard Span to 61.

The Nationals, who entered the year as the favorite to win the World Series, instead inished 83-79 and missed the playofs.

the last couple of years. I feel refreshed and strong.” In 2015, Wong said he maintained his workout routine throughout the season but said he would pull back this year. “Your body needs to rest,” he said. “You can’t keep that same regimen throughout the year. You’ve got to really listen to your body and understand when you need a day to not work out and relax.” Given that Wong has had only 60 walks in 1,108 career plate appearances, his modest career batting mark of .250 is mitigated by an on-base percentage of .303, which is not really acceptable for the leadof hitter Wong wants to become. “Kolten has to have more plate discipline,” said Matheny. “Strike zone recognition. “ The Cardinals have brought in Jedd Gyorko, perhaps as a prod for Wong, although the latter thinks Wong will be just fine. “He’s very athletic. He’s definitely got some pop in his bat,” said the former San Diego infielder. “He’s a good player and I think he’s going to have a big year for us.” The .250 career mark is annoying to Wong. “I haven’t been happy with how I’ve hit. I know I’m a lot better hitter than that,” he said. “I’ve always succeeded in hitting throughout my career, but I don’t think I’ve done it in the big leagues yet. I think this year is the year I need to fall into the player I need to be — and the guy I was before I came to the big leagues.” Rick Hummel @cmshhummel on Twitter rhummel@post-dispatch.com

BASEBALL NOTEBOOK Indians’ Almonte draws big suspension Cleveland Indians outielder Abraham Almonte has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performanceenhancing substance. MLB said Friday that Almonte tested positive for Boldenone, an anabolic steroid generally used by veterinarians on horses. The outielder, 26, will not be allowed to play in regular season games until July but can play in spring training. Almonte was likely to compete for a starting job in the outield while Michael Brantley works his way back from a shoulder injury. Acquired by the Indians on July 31 in a deal for lefthanded reliever Marc Rzepczynski, Almonte played 51 games for Cleveland last season, hitting .264 with ive home runs and 20 RBIs. Battling back spasms since arriving at the team’s complex in Goodyear, Ariz., last week, Almonte returned to baseball activities with the Indians on Friday several hours before the suspension was announced.

Nationals take new approach with injuries • After a season in which they were decimated by

Reds’ Mesoraco returns from hip surgery • Devin Mesoraco hoped to follow his All-Star season with another big one in the middle of the Cincinnati Reds’ order. Instead, a hip problem limited him to six appearances behind the plate last year and led to surgery. Now it’s a matter of getting back into shape to be the everyday catcher again. Mesoraco, 27, had surgery June 29 to repair a tear and remove a spur from his left hip. The recovery has gone as planned, with Mesoraco able to work out fully last month. “Everything has gone to plan as far as the hip is goes,” Mesoraco said. “I feel like I’m close to normal.” The Reds need Mesoraco to add some power to the middle of their trade-depleted lineup and help a young pitching staf grow. The Reds went with an all-rookie rotation in the second half of last season after trading Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake, the irst signiicant moves in a major rebuilding.

The Reds also traded closer Aroldis Chapman and third baseman Todd Frazier in the ofseason. They tried to trade second baseman Brandon Phillips, but he blocked deals. A deal involving right ielder Jay Bruce fell through this week. Rangers’ Darvish on the mend • Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish is close to getting back on a full-size mound for the irst time in nearly a year after elbow surgery. That could come in his next bullpen session after throwing of a half-mound Friday for the third time in ive days. “Another really good day,” new pitching coach Doug Brocail said after Darvish’s 25-pitch session. Puig returns to Dodgers • Yasiel Puig participated in his irst full spring training workout with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday in Glendale, Ariz. Puig missed the Dodgers’ irst full workout of the spring Thursday after getting two wisdom teeth removed from the left side of his mouth. From news services


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Washington’s Harper is a young Rolls-Royce

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fascinating insight to the league’s five-tool player, whose cockiness rubs some people the wrong way. “He’s just a special talent in that he has the ability to, sometimes, hit pitcher’s pitches for home runs,” Scherzer said while laughing at the absurdity of it all. “He can hit some pitches that are really good pitches from a pitcher’s standpoint, and he can hit that for a home run. He has the ability to start hitting the ball the other way, and I think that’s what we’re going to start seeing more from him. ... I know last year he had a great year, and we can talk numbers all you want, but as a player, you can see things in his game he can get better at to fulfill his potential. You can still see he has room to grow.” Wait, so who can he be? “Well, he can be a Miguel Cabrera,” Scherzer said of his old teammate in Detroit. “He has that type of ability. Miguel Cabrera is the best hitter of his generation. He’s probably one of the most underrated, lesstalked-about players. I know we talk about him, but even so, he’s that special of a talent. You talk about being a complete hitter, that’s the gold standard. I feel if Bryce continues to get better, continues to try to work to perfect his game, he has a chance to reach that type of level. He’s not there yet, and it’s not a knock or a bad thing. It’s just, hey, you’re only in your fifth year. You don’t just walk into this league and be the best. It takes years of perfecting your craft. And it’s amazing what he’s done at this age.” I remain struck by Scherzer’s line: “he’s not there yet.” Like, where’s “there?” In 2015 Harper led the NL in homers (42), on-base percentage (.460) and slugging percentage (.649). To think that an MVP season isn’t someone’s prime. Harper was born in 1992, the divine 12-month period in which a heck of a crop of transcendent talents were born: Miley Cyrus, international soccer star Neymar, Sam Smith, Odell Beckham Jr., Selena Gomez, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” stars John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard and my ex-girlfriend Kate Upton (It wasn’t you, Kate, it was me.). As for Harper, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Friday that “he came in with a splash, and a lot of pressure on him too – to be the guy everybody thought was a can’t-miss player. Obviously, they were right. That mix of the power and all the tools, and there’s also a gritty passion to how he plays the game, that you don’t necessarily like being on the opposing side of, but you have an appreciation for.” The Nationals’ manager is Dusty Baker, who is back in our lives. The new skipper is still learning his team – the day I was at camp, he accidentally called Bryce “Royce.” Twice. Dusty went on a tangent about his decision to not put leadership pressure on the 23-year-old star. “Just because you’re the best player, that doesn’t make him the leader,” Baker said. “Plus the last leader I saw who was young as Royce, I mean Bryce, was David – from the Bible.” More from Max • Asked who the best pitcher in the NL is, Scherzer said: “Honestly, I’ve got to say Clayton Kershaw. What he’s done, he’s got the title. What he’s done the past few years, he’s amazing to watch. He’s really taking pitching to a whole new level.” As for his Nationals, 83-79 last season, the Mizzou alum Scherzer explained that “this is going to be fun. It seems like everybody in the world wanted to crown us last year, and now no one wants to talk about us, but we pretty much have the same team.” Fifty-one • “Willie can I pleeeeease get your autograph?” a female fan sighed from behind the fence Thursday at Cardinals practice. “I’m begging, really, see? I’m begging.” Fan favorite Willie McGee, the 1985 MVP, is an instructor at camp, along with Ozzie Smith and Jim Edmonds (for the record, Edmonds is “Jimmy Baseball,” not “Jimmy Ballgame,” according to me.). McGee is famously humble, so he simply waved at the fan and got to work, providing tips to kids with jersey numbers way higher than No. 51. “He doesn’t want to be a distraction, he doesn’t want the attention,” Matheny said. “He just wants to be around for when the guys can ask questions or he can teach something. The humility of this guy is of the charts. That’s part of the reason people just love him so much, besides the great player that he was. You can just see the genuineness of who he is. It’s something that we hope our guys are paying real close attention to. We’re talking about an MVP caliber player and that’s truly his makeup. Watch what happens, watch how he spends time around people, and he’s intentional about investing in people. And that just grows everybody.” Meanwhile, I was eating lunch at a Subway down here, and the 1985 Cards’ anthem “The Heat Is On” came on — and oh, how I wished that Ozzie would’ve walked in at that moment, done a back flip and ordered a sandwich. Another signing? • Those Cubs are making it interesting, I’ll give them that. The surprise signing of Dexter Fowler makes them even more dynamic, notably against righthanded pitching (four of the Cards’ five starters are righties). Last season, with those same Cubs, the leadof hitter Fowler hit 17 homers, 13 of them from the left side. He hit .326 as a lefty, .228 from the right side. On Friday at Cardinals’ camp, Matheny was asked about the Fowler signing. “I’ll give you the same statement I said earlier in the year – I can’t wait to play them,” the skipper said.“That doesn’t change it. Every team’s going to do what they can to go get better, and right now we’re just still focused on us. But we’re not oblivious to what’s going on in the rest of the league, and we understand that there are a lot of players on that team who are happy to be there, and you can say the same thing for our camp.” The first Cards-Cubs series this season is April 18-20 at Busch. They were fam-a-lee • I’m fired up about seeing the Pittsburgh Pirates alternative Sunday uniforms this season, beginning on opening day against the Cards (April 3). They’re honoring the 1979 Pirates, the famed “We Are Family” team that won it all. The Buccos will wear a gold V-neck pullover jersey, with black pants and gold stripes down the leg. And of course, they’ll wear the signature black “pillbox hat” with the three gold stripes around the crown. Incidentally, the worst fashion decision the Cardinals ever made was their own red pillbox hat in the 1970s. Tweet of the week • Comes from an ol’ pal, Lindsay H. Jones of USA Today, who tweeted this from the NFL combine: “Jef Fisher thanks St. Louis fan base. ‘I’m going to miss them. The organization is going to miss them.’ I believe half of that.” Benjamin Hochman @hochman on Twitter bhochman@post-dispatch.com

BY JIM THOMAS St. Louis Post-dispatch

INDIANAPOLIS • Three weeks

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Ezekiel Elliott runs the 40-yard dash Friday in workouts for NFL scouts.

Elliott believes blocking ability is a trait that can set him apart ELLIOTT • FROM B1

could’ve been giving Elliott pointers on the spot. As Elliott takes his first steps toward the pros at the NFL Scouting Combine, he has at least one quality in his game that was a Faulk trademark — versatility. “I’m a guy that can play three downs,” Elliott said. “You don’t have to take me of the field. I value blocking more than anything. I obviously love to run the ball, and I think I have great hands out of the backfield.” Not all college backs get thrown to that much. And it’s rare for star feature backs to be polished, or even willing blockers, when they enter the NFL. But Elliott may be an exception. He was introduced to blocking and pass-catching at an early age. “When I first started playing football, I actually was a fullback,” Elliott said. Fullback? “I was 7,” Elliott said, laughing. “I was one of the bigger guys that could run, so (the coach) played me at fullback. That was just my first year of football. After that, I got moved to halfback.” Once he arrived at Ohio State, he rededicated himself to blocking. “I realized that I wasn’t going to be the biggest or fastest guy,” Elliott said. “I was only 17, playing with a bunch of 22-, 21-year-old guys. So I was trying to find something that would set me apart. “I realized it was effort. Not everyone is willing to go out there and play with a lot of efort. And blocking is another thing that running backs aren’t really willing to do. That’s part of my game. I really made it important to me to become very good at.” Elliott did plenty of running at John Burroughs High. He was the PostDispatch ofensive player of the year in 2012 as a junior, and as a senior scored a staggering 50 touchdowns while rushing for 2,155 yards. But Elliott also learned how to catch passes playing for Burroughs coach Gus Frerotte, the former NFL quarterback. “He used me in a lot of ways to get me in open space and get the ball,” Elliott said. “High school is kind of where I developed my receiving skills.” Elliott caught a total of 55 passes for 426 yards in 2014 and ’15, his two seasons as a feature back for the Buckeyes. So he has shown he can catch

ago, Orlando Pace got the call to Canton. Actually, it wasn’t a call — it was a knock on the door. All of the Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists are brought to that year’s Super Bowl city, where the annual Hall voting takes place. They’re lodged in a hotel, where they anxiously wait to get the word on Saturday afternoon — the day before the big game. A year ago, Pace was waiting in his hotel room in Phoenix, site of Super Bowl 49, when he got a knock on the door. Was it the big moment? Alas, it was room service. This time around, in San Francisco, Pace didn’t order any room service. He didn’t make any calls, he didn’t take any calls. And this time, when there was a knock on the door, it was Hall of Fame president and executive director David Baker — an imposing figure at 6 feet 9 — personally informing Pace that he had been voted into the NFL’s most exclusive club. “You never know how the scenario plays out, because I was in a good position last year and it didn’t happen,” Pace said. “So I didn’t want to be overconfident.” So he tried to relax, get a little rest, on selection Saturday. He had a scheduled public appearance in the Napa Valley earlier in the day, sipped a little wine, then headed to his hotel. “It was something to calm the nerves a little bit,” he said. Pace plans to have his teenage son, Justin, present him at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony — on Aug. 6 in Canton, Ohio. “For me it was important,” Pace said. “I want him to be a part of that legacy and be a part of that ceremony, so 10, 15 years down the road from now he can tell his kids that he was a part of that ceremony and that special time in my life.” Things have been moving at a whirlwind pace since Pace’s selection, with appearances and obligations piling up on his calendar. One of those took place last week when Pace served as a mentor through the NFL Legends program for ofensive linemen competing at the NFL Scouting Combine. “Just trying to show them what to expect, what the league is about,” Pace said. “Talk to them about what to expect, expectations and how to become a pro. “I said, ‘You guys have earned the right to be here, now you’ve got to earn the right to stay here. And that’s in the NFL. Go in as a rookie, keep your mouth shut, and work hard.’”

the ball at the college level — at least when he wasn’t running for 1,800 yards-plus both years. Even in this age of devalued running backs in the pass-happy NFL, Elliott is considered a sure first-rounder and could be the first running back taken. His main competition for that distinction is Alabama running back Derrick Henry, the Heisman Trophy winner. Friendly and engaging throughout his Thursday media session, Elliott changed only when asked twice about Henry. He brushed of both questions. Did he consider Henry his main competition to be the first running back taken? “I’m not sure,” Elliott replied. “I really haven’t studied any of the other running backs.” Has he gotten to know Henry at the combine? “Yeah, I did,” Elliott said. Next question. On Friday — workout day for running backs at the combine — Elliott did what he needed to solidify his first-round stature. On Thursday, he said he wanted to run between 4.4 and 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He was right there on Friday. According to NFL.com, his time of 4.47 seconds tied for fifth among running backs. Elliott is no toothpick at 225 pounds, so that’s a very good time. He tied for 14th in the broad jump at 9 feet 10 inches, and finished just out of the top 15 in the vertical with a leap of 32-5. Elliott also made a statement with his footwear, announcing on his certified Instagram account earlier in the day that he was donating two pairs of cleats used Friday to charity — to support and raise awareness for domestic violence victims in St. Louis and Columbus, Ohio. There was even more of a St. Louis and John Burroughs flavor to Elliott’s day, because one of his former high school teammates, Grant Wallace, was on hand as a scouting intern for the Miami Dolphins. Wallace, the son of longtime Rams and NFL executive Bob Wallace, was a record-setting wide receiver in college at Yale. Part of Grant Wallace’s combine duties with the Dolphins is getting players to and from their team interviews. He spent about 15 minutes talking with Elliott before the workout.

With the salary cap now set at $155.27 million per team, the Rams have $58.57 million in cap room, according to latest NFL Players Association figures. Only Jacksonville ($74.81 million), Oakland ($74.01 million) and Chicago ($60.29 million) have more cap space.

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ELLIOTT IN SPOTLIGHT Yes, Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott (John Burroughs High) has been quizzed by NFL coaches and scouts regarding comments he made after the Buckeyes’ loss to Michigan State last fall. He complained about not getting the ball enough. “I told them that I’ve grown up a lot since then,” he said. “That was a great learning moment for me. I was emotional, but I think what teams want is a competitor and that’s what I am, and that’s where it all came from.”

MIZZOU MADE Guard Connor McGovern had a very good day Friday in the offensive line workouts. He finished seventh in the three-cone drill (7.50 seconds), eighth in the broad jump (9 feet 1 inch), eighth in the 40-yard dash (5.11 seconds) and 14th in the 20yard shuttle (4.65 seconds). On Thursday, he posted the secondbest bench press (33 repetitions). There are 53 ofensive linemen at the event. A teammate of McGovern’s at Missouri, center Evan Boehm, didn’t fare badly either in the three-cone (tied for eighth, 7.52 seconds); 20-yard shuttle (16th, 4.69 seconds); and bench press (21st, with 24 reps). He finished in the bottom half of the group in the 40 (5.33 seconds) and the broad jump (8 feet 0).

PLAY DOUGH


COLLEGE BASKETBALL

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Speculation on future of Anderson is prevalent these days

NOTEBOOK ACC reprimands Duke’s Grayson Allen The Atlantic Coast Conference has reprimanded Duke guard Grayson Allen for an incident involving Florida State’s Xavier Rathan-Mayes. The league issued a threeparagraph statement Friday after reviewing the game, saying Allen was reprimanded for his “involvement in the tripping of” Rathan-Mayes. ACC oicials say the is matter closed and they will not comment further. Allen stuck his left leg out and Rathan-Mayes tripped and fell with 3.4 seconds left in No. 15 Duke’s 80-65 home victory Thursday night. That incident happened after Rathan-Mayes appeared to grab the back of Allen’s jersey in an attempt to ling himself downcourt. Oicial Tony Greene, positioned next to the players, did not call a foul. In a victory over Louisville two weeks earlier, Allen received a lagrant foul for tripping the Cardinals’ Ray Spalding. Washington coach Romar also reprimanded • Washington coach Lorenzo Romar has been reprimanded by the Pac-12 Conference for comments he made after the Huskies’ last-second loss to Oregon State, but he says, “I want to ight for our guys.” The conference handed down the reprimand Friday, two days after the Huskies’ 82-81 loss on Stephen Thompson Jr.’s 3-pointer at the buzzer. Washington had asked for a review of how the inal moments were handled after it appeared the game clock started late and Thompson shuled his feet before releasing the shot. It was a crushing blow to Washington’s slim hopes for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. After the game, Romar, a former St. Louis U. coach, said Thompson traveled but it wasn’t called. The conference said the end of the game was handled properly and the reprimand was given because of Romar’s comments questioning the oiciating and “subsequent public comments that did not support the Conference’s statement regarding its review of the end of game situation.” Jayhawks eye 12th straight Big 12 title • The championships could easily bleed together, each one special but none of them rising above the rest during Kansas’s remarkable string of Big 12 titles. Instead, No. 12 may trump all others. That’s the opinion of coach Bill Self, who has presided over all of them, and it’s rooted in this logic: Never before has the league featured so many

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Duke’s Grayson Allen attempts a shot as Florida State’s Boris Bojanovsky defends Thursday night. Allen later was involved in a tripping incident with Florida State’s Xavier Rathan-Mayes. Duke, the home team, won 80-65.

elite teams. And if the Jayhawks can beat Texas Tech in Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday, the ive-time national champions will move within one of matching the record of 13 consecutive championships established by the UCLA teams of the 1960s and ’70s. “I do think this one will be signiicant for our players and for me and our staf,” Self explained, “because it’s a year in which our conference was probably the best it’s ever been.” The Jayhawks (24-4, 12-3) swept Oklahoma, which spent time at No. 1 this season. They’ve split with West Virginia, which has been a top-10 mainstay. “There are a lot of positives about our league that winning it this year, at least from our perspective, would probably be more of an accomplishment,” Self said, “because you’re not going through one or two teams. You’ve got to beat six or whatever. And so that to me is pretty signiicant.”

Team almost wins with two players left • In the inal seconds of a wild double-overtime junior college game in Bottineau, N.D., that already had a combined 210 points on the scoreboard, point guard Shawn Craig thought he would win it for United Tribes Technical College, even though he had just one other teammate on the loor. Craig and Trevor Shavehead were the lone Thunderbirds left after three of the ive players on their roster fouled out. Craig’s attempt to weave through three defenders failed, and the ball was knocked away, costing the visiting Thunderbirds a chance to try a 3-point ield goal that would have given them a one-point win Wednesday over the Dakota College at Bottineau Lumberjacks. “If I could have split those defenders, I think I would have made that shot,” Craig said. The Lumberjacks won 156-154 in a game with an unusual ending, at least in terms of who was on the loor. Associated Press

Hoops prodigy lists MU among contenders PORTER • FROM B1

doomed cricket. Porter wants to win these games — Tolton cruises 75-34 behind his 29 points — but the end game is not a state championship. “I’m not working for high school,” Porter said earlier in the week after a practice at Tolton, the Catholic school in its fifth year on Columbia’s southeast corner. “High school is a tool that’s going to get me where I want to be in the future. I’m working for college and the NBA. That’s what keeps me hungry. I’m not comparing myself to these high school kids. I’m preparing myself to the next level.” For Porter, the challenge is finding the games within the games. This season, that means deferring to teammates early. He began the week averaging 28.3 points, 11.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists. “He said to me the other night, ‘Dad, I can get a shot whenever I want. It’s not hard,’” Michael Porter Sr. said this week. “So I like that he’s taken the maturity that, hey, these are my dudes. And I have to get them involved if we’re going to go far.”

THE NATURAL Around the time the Porters moved from Indiana to Columbia, Michael Sr. and his wife, Lisa, realized their oldest son might transcend their basketball playing careers. Michael Sr. played at University of New Orleans, while Lisa played college ball at Iowa. Porter turned 12 shortly after Michael Sr. accepted a job on the Missouri women’s staf under coach Robin Pingeton, Lisa’s sister. That’s when Porter started beating Michael Sr. in one-on-one games. “Then we started to taking him to some of these national skill developmental camps with some of the best kids in the country,” Michael Sr. said. “He wasn’t just holding his own. He was one of the top kids at the camps.” Soon enough, Mizzou Arena became Porter’s home away from home. “That first month we were here,” Michael Sr. said, “he spent three hours a day here just shooting and playing.” When Porter was younger, he took a fall and underwent some X-rays. Orthopedic specialists took a look at his growth plate and indicated he’d one day shoot past his 6-4 parents. But Michael Sr. left nothing to chance. If youth coaches tried mak-

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At 6-9, Michael Porter Jr. towers over most opponents.

ing Porter a post player, Michael Sr. yanked him of the team. He started training him on ball-handling and perimeter shooting skills. “Even though the orthopedic doctor said that, there was no guarantee,” Michael Sr. said. “I didn’t want him to get to high school and be a 6-4 post player.” The Porters homeschool their eight children before they reach high school — along with daughters Bri and Cierra, both players for Pingeton at Mizzou, and sons Michael and Jontay, there are younger siblings Coban, Jevon, Izaak and Jayda — and while Bri and Cierra starred at Rock Bridge High, a public school, Lisa and Michael Sr. preferred the new Catholic school for their sons when it opened in 2011. The Porters are Christian, but not Catholic, and preferred the faith-based curriculum and believed Michael was better suited for the smaller campus. The school’s enrollment is 291. “For the most part, I don’t know that he looks at himself as anything other than just being a normal student,” Tolton coach Jeremy Osborne said. “It’s the outside that creates a lot of noise for him. He’s comfortable here because he’s just a normal dude.”

TRAILBLAZER Tolton’s school motto is a twist on a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote: “Follow not the well worn path. Go instead where there is no path and blaze a trail.” Hence, Tolton’s team name, the Trailblazers. Soon enough, Porter’s path will lead to a college campus — maybe for just a quick stopover. Last summer, he trimmed his list of choices

to 10: Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Syracuse, UCLA, Virginia and Washington. He’s since added Oklahoma, he said. Trae Young, an Oklahoma native and top point guard in the 2017 class, is Porter’s close friend and teammate with the MOKAN Elite AAU program. They’ve talked about choosing the same school. “It’s a lot harder now that we’re in the middle of (the recruiting process), but I still think it’s going to work out,” Porter said. For Porter, Washington is intriguing for one crucial reason: Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar is Porter’s godfather and a close friend of Michael Sr. — so close that Romar tried hiring Michael last summer. Jontay, just a sophomore, has already committed to Washington’s 2018 class. Of all the coaches recruiting Porter, he talks to Romar the most, he said, along with Mizzou’s Kim Anderson and Kansas’ Bill Self. Is Missouri a genuine contender? “I respect what they’re trying to do there,” said Porter, who hopes to announce his school choice by the end of the summer. “You’ve go to think about it: That’s a coach who just got there a couple years ago and he has all brand new players. He restarted the program basically. You can’t shame them. Look how young they are, all freshmen and sophomores. They have a lot of potential, I think. I think they’re going to get there. I’m not looking at that program and saying, ‘Man, they’re trash. I’d never go there.’ I’m looking at it like it’s a growing program and I’d have a chance to do something great there if I wanted to.” Wherever Porter goes it might be a short stay. He’s got a mouth full of braces but already gets mentioned as a potential lottery pick for the 2018 NBA draft. In the past year, he’s packed on enough muscle to grow from a skinny 185 pounds to a sculpted 210 — while sticking to his vegetarian diet. Father and son have the NBA talk often. “We all can do the math,” Michael Sr. said. “If that opportunity comes, it’s going to come pretty soon in a couple years. If he can do it, I’d be excited for him. I’d also be excited to see him go to school for three or four years, man, and enjoy this kind of environment.” Dave Matter @dave_matter on Twitter dmatter@post-dispatch.com

COLUMBIA, MO. • With just three games left in Kim Anderson’s second season, it’s natural to wonder if the Missouri basketball coach will return for a third year. With 19 wins in two seasons and a boss who didn’t hire him, Anderson’s job security has been a lingering question for weeks. This week, Anderson said it’s fair to ask if he’s concerned about his job status. He said he’s “had discussions” with athletics director Mack Rhoades about next year. “But I talk to Mack a lot,” said Anderson, who has three years left on his Mizzou contract. “That’s probably a fair question. As far as me, every coach is coaching for his job every day. The only day I felt like I was really safe was the day after we won the national championship at Central Missouri (in 2014). I thought, ‘You know what, I’m OK today.’ Then tomorrow you’ve got to go back to work again. I think that’s the nature of a lot of coaches.” This much Anderson knows: His team, at 10-18, is better than it’s been. Coming of two road losses to Arkansas and Ole Miss, the Tigers, in last place in the Southeastern Conference at 3-12, couldn’t extend momentum from a two-game winning streak over Tennessee and South Carolina and now host No. 21 Texas A&M for the season’s penultimate home game. After Saturday’s 3 p.m. tip against the Aggies (21-7, 10-5), the Tigers play at Louisiana State on Tuesday, then host Florida in next Saturday’s season finale. Mizzou selfimposed a postseason ban as part of its investigation into NCAA violations that occurred under former coach Frank Haith, meaning the Tigers won’t play in next month’s SEC tournament. “I think we’re more consistent than we were,” Anderson said Thursday. “You guys might dispute this, but I think we’re a much better basketball team than we were three weeks ago. We’re still not great but we’re more consistent than we were three weeks ago. I think we’re light years more consistent than we were a year ago.” Even though the Tigers have discarded junior guard Wes Clark, the team’s most experienced backcourt player, Anderson believes Missouri has improved ofensively, not just from last season but since the team’s midseason lull. Some statistical progress is subtle, but after scoring just 60.5 points a game last year, MU is up to 68.4. The Tigers are still among the country’s worst 3-point shooting teams, but they’re coming of a season-best outing at Ole Miss, where they made 12 3-pointers and shot 52.6 percent from behind the arc. While senior forward Ryan Rosburg’s late-season surge has slowed some — foul trouble left him on the bench for long stretches the last two games — sophomore guards Tramaine Isabell and Namon Wright have picked up the scoring slack of late. Both had season scoring highs against the Rebels with 17 and 20 points, respectively. The Tigers expected Wright to become a consistent perimeter threat this year, but a lengthy shooting slump coincided with the team’s nine-game losing streak. Too often, Anderson said, Wright has passed up good shots that he’d normally make. Wright comes into Saturday’s game on a five-game stretch of double-figure scoring games, including 43 points in the three games since MU dismissed Clark for academic reasons. For the Tigers, while other questions linger about the program’s future, it’s not too late to measure some lateseason growth. “In practice I wouldn’t say I’m hard on Namon but every time he doesn’t shoot the ball he hears from me,” forward Kevin Puryear said. “Knowing that people believe in him, that we have faith in him, can help his confidence a lot.” Wright, not much more than a long-distance shooter as a freshman, has polished his game in other areas. He’s the team’s leading rebounder at 5.1 a game and has more free throw attempts (107) than every player but Puryear. In a season defined by Anderson’s search for slivers of hope and growth, Wright’s recent play is more evidence. “He probably put a lot of pressure on himself,” Anderson said. “When you’re not shooting well and not winning that’s a double whammy.” Dave Matter @dave_matter on Twitter dmatter@post-dispatch.com

MIZZOU VS. NO. 21 TEXAS A&M When • 3 p.m. Saturday Where • Mizzou Arena TV, radio • ESPNU, KTRS (550 AM) Records • Mizzou 10-18, 3-12 SEC; Texas A&M 21-7, 10-5 All-time series • Mizzou leads 16-14. … Last meeting, Texas A&M won 66-53, Jan. 23, 2016. About the Tigers • Mizzou carries a two-game losing streak into Saturday’s game but has won its last two home games. The Tigers play just three more times this season. … Kim Anderson hopes to get Ryan Rosburg back on track after fouls kept him on the bench at Arkansas and Ole Miss. The senior forward played just 17 and 23 minutes the last two games and combined to score just 16 points in the losses. … Freshman forward Kevin Puryear’s 324 points rank seventh all-time for a Mizzou freshman. He trails Doug Smith by 14 points for sixth place. … Sophomore walk-on point guard Jimmy Barton played a season-high 15 minutes at Ole Miss and scored his irst Mizzou points with a 3-pointer. About the Aggies • After losing four straight games, Billy Kennedy’s team has won three straight and sits a game behind SEC leader Kentucky in the league standings. … Jalen Jones (15.5 points a game) and Danuel House (15.4) continue to give the Aggies one of the SEC’s best scoring tandems. … In the last meeting in College Station, Texas, the Tigers got away without having to face freshman center Tyler Davis, who sat out with a foot injury. No such luck this time. The 6-10 rookie (11.1 points a game, 5.9 rebounds) is back in the starting lineup and averaging 13.7 points and 8.3 rebounds during A&M’s winning streak.


02.27.2016 • Saturday • M 1

COLLEGE SPORTS

SLU comes full circle Price, Womack have helped Bills achieve best season ever

COMMENTARY

Groce is under ire as Illinois struggles But coach has three years left on contract

BY STU DURANDO St. Louis Post-dispatch

Unforeseen developments gave Jamesia Price and Denisha Womack reasons to reconsider their futures at St. Louis University at a time when the women’s basketball program wasn’t necessarily enough to keep them around. Womack was a high school senior and had signed with the Billikens’ previous coach before she was fired and replaced by Lisa Stone in 2012. “The coach who recruited me called a few months before I was coming to SLU and said, ‘You know, you can go to another school,’” Womack said. “I just wanted to stay. I fell in love with the campus as a whole, not one specific coach. So, I was going to take my chances and play for whoever was coming. I just jumped in blind.” Price was a SLU sophomore adjusting to Stone’s new systems when she sufered her third torn anterior cruciate ligament in the opening weeks of the preseason. “It was tough on me, losing the previous coaching staf, learning to play a new system and then I get hurt,” Price said. “There was a lot of emotion about whether I wanted to continue playing. That year was more soul searching, academically, athletically and spiritually. After praying and talking with my family, I figured out how to make the most of it.” By sticking with the Billikens, the two seniors have become key elements in the most successful season of women’s basketball in the school’s history. They will play their final home game Saturday at 2 p.m. against Rhode Island, but a postseason appearance — the second ever for SLU — awaits. Price will tie the school record with her 120th game Saturday. The 5-foot-7 guard is the school’s all-time leader in steals with 193, is second in assists with 395 and has averaged 6.7 points over four seasons. Womack will play in her 119th game. She has averaged 6.7 points and 5.1 rebounds and shares the school record of 21 rebounds in a game. “I’m pleased they hung in there,” Stone said. “They did get the ultimate prize because it’s been the best season yet. But the first year they had a new coach and a new direction. Those two have been great. They accepted me, our style and the way we were going to do things. They accepted it but had to grow into it.” Price and Womack are part of a starting five that has not changed as the Billikens have gone 22-6 overall and 12-3 in the Atlantic 10. They have clinched no worse than the No. 4 seed for the A-10 tournament but still have a chance to win the league. Price’s third ACL tear allowed her to be part of this season. The first two came in high school. But having to take a redshirt season in Stone’s first year at SLU kept the Blue Springs, Mo., native around long enough to set a school record for wins and get

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Jamesia Price will tie SLU’s record Saturday with her 120th game.

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Denisha Womack has averaged 6.7 points for the Billikens.

her master’s degree. “They sold me on coming here and said, ‘You can win the Atlantic 10’ and all of this other stuf,” Price said. “We had some rough patches but since Coach Stone has been here I can see the light at the end. I see how everything came full circle and feel like I was meant to be here.” Stone said Price is one of the toughest players she has coached. She described her as “an efort kid.” “How many people would keep playing after three ACLs?” Stone asked. She said Womack has played many roles and adjusted each

time. She’s an emotional player who tends to show how she feels, whether good or bad. Womack also overcame an ACL tear in high school as well as meniscus damage immediately before arriving at SLU. “People ask how it feels to be a part of this season,” Womack said. “The end is bittersweet. I get to leave on a good note. As a freshman, the team wasn’t very good, so now it’s like a great feeling.” Stu Durando @studurando on Twitter sdurando@post-dispatch.com

end of the first half in Thursday night’s Illinois-Indiana basketball game at the State Farm Center, freshman Jalen Coleman-Lands drilled a 3-pointer out of the corner that would give the Illini a onepoint halftime lead. At the time, it was an exciting moment for the home team. A bigger-than-expected crowd (12,857 tickets sold) roared and ESPN analyst Dan Dakich, who was sitting just behind the end of the Illini bench, stood up and extended a congratulatory hand to Illini coach John Groce. Groce noted the gesture and quickly bumped fists and shared a big grin with Dakich. It was a seemingly innocuous moment in a game that would turn ugly in the second half, as the 18th-ranked Hoosiers pounded the Illini 74-47. But that gesture by Groce became a scalding topic of discussion on a Champaign radio postgame show. Frustrated fans phoned in to gripe that Groce should have kept his concentration on the game, that the fist bump was inappropriate. Nonsense or not, this is what happens when a program goes into a tailspin and angry fans become breathless watching and waiting for a crash. At the end of the Bruce Weber tenure in 2012, fans called to voice displeasure with Weber’s gravelly voice, with his hair, with the way he bounced around on the sideline. What they were really upset with then, and what they are upset with now, is an underachieving program that is losing too often and looking bad in the process. It has nothing to do with mannerisms. Had Groce ignored Dakich’s fistbump invitation, he’d be portrayed as indiferent and failing to deliver an upbeat moment on national television. The point is, everyone is chewing on the same bone, and everyone wants to know the answer to the same question: Will Groce be retained as the Illinois head coach, or will new AD Josh Whitman replace him? On the one hand, Whitman’s decision seems simple. Does Groce merit one more do-or-die season during which expectations for a return to the NCAA Tournament and a jackpot 2017 recruiting class must both be met? Or does Whitman not foresee a turnaround sparked by improved health, player growth and an influx of better talent? If he sees the reason to be patient one more year, he leaves Groce in place. If he doesn’t, he makes a change. But it’s not always that simple. Whitman was introduced just nine days ago. There is no indication if he arrives with a

sharpened ax, as former AD Mike Thomas did when he cleaned house by firing Weber, women’s basketball coach Jolette Law and football coach Ron Zook. There also are financial considerations the average fan doesn’t calculate and doesn’t care about, but that could be part of Whitman’s consideration. Groce is under contract for three more seasons. His buyout is considerable and university President Timothy Killeen is on record as saying he doesn’t like writing checks to make people vanish. The school just wrote a $2.5 million check to Thomas and in the last four years paid $3.7 million to Weber and $2.6 million to Zook. Add in $620,000 to Law and it comes to $9.42 million the university has paid people not to do their jobs. In a state without a budget and with a resounding cry to make every penny count, the mood of the university and the Board of Trustees isn’t likely to be generous regarding another big buyout if an alternative exists. And remember, another round of decisions on the women’s basketball and football coaches must be considered. Whitman met with Groce last Saturday and it’s my impression those two speak the same language. Whitman strikes me as a guy who will calmly assess the facts and reach a decision he can live with, even if others think they cannot. He’ll also consider an unusual number of injuries and the fact that Groce has recruited to a dusty construction site for two years of the State Farm Center renovation. But he’ll also look critically at the number of recruiting misses that have failed to stock the roster with enough talent to fight toe-to-toe with the better teams in the Big Ten. Without a track record to gauge how Whitman might respond, it’s hard to say how this will go. If forced to guess, I’d think Groce will be back for a makeor-break 2016-17. He has a big investment in the 2017 recruiting class and he could be very close to securing commitments from point guard DaMonte Williams (Frank Williams’ son) and 5-star big man Jeremiah Tilmon. But if Whitman decided to pull the plug and had the backing of the administration on the financial implications, he could justify his call and gain favor in many circles. There are plenty of reasons to be concerned. The fact that Groce shared the best Illini moment of the game with Dakich isn’t one of them.

AREA COLLEGE ATHLETES NOTEBOOK

Michigan State’s Rutledge having great senior season Undefeated efort leads the Spartans to match play title BY STEVE EIGHINGER Special to the Post-dispatch

Mitch Rutledge did not need to think twice when asked about the reason for his improvement as a Michigan State golfer. “I’m much more coachable,” Rutledge, a two-time Missouri Class 2 state champion at Whitfield, told an East Lansing, Mich., radio station. “I have learned to take care of the little things, like staying more organized and being more professional.” Now a senior, Rutledge has emerged as an anchor in the Spartans’ lineup. He posted the team’s lowest stroke average (71.92) in the fall and has not missed a beat so far in February. Rutledge went undefeated earlier this month in the Big Ten Match Play Championship, leading the Spartans to the title. The turning point for Rutledge appears to have been when he won the Inverness Intercollegiate in East Lansing in late September. That was his first collegiate title. Rutledge’s third-round 66

tied his career low and matched the sixth-lowest 18-hole score in Spartans history. “That was the best round of golf I’ve ever played,” said Rutledge, the 2012 Post-Dispatch All-Metro golfer of the year. Rutledge also recorded a runner-up finish in the Fossum Memorial in October in Benton Harbor, Mich.

LINDENWOOD FOOTBALL SEEKS TURNAROUND Lindenwood football coach Patrick Ross would be the first to admit the last three seasons have been frustrating for a program that has a long track record of success. When Lindenwood moved from NAIA to NCAA Division II, its first season of NCAA eligibility (2012) produced an 8-4 record and an appearance in the Mineral Water Bowl. Since then, the Lions have gone 3-6, 2-9 and 3-8 — a combined 8-23 record. Life in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association has, for the most part, not been kind. “We’re finding out this is a big league,” said Ross, 90-49 in 12 years at Lindenwood. “You not only need size and girth, but length.” Ross feels Lindenwood’s 2016

recruiting class will help close the gap with MIAA schools such as Northwest Missouri State and Pittsburg State, two traditional powers on the national landscape. Ross says enticing St. Louis area players to stay home is another must. The Lions signed nine products from area high schools, including running back Ethan Staskedwicz, who rushed for 1,934 yards and scored 28 touchdowns as a Fort Zumwalt West senior. “Keeping local talent is a priority, and we want to capitalize on that,” Ross said.

MITTS PILING UP WINS Gulf Coast State sophomore pitcher Alison Mitts (Belleville East) has built a 14-3 record for the Commodores (15-5), a junior college program in Panama City, Fla. Mitts’ victory total leads the nation among all NJCAA, NCAA and NAIA schools. She already has topped her figure from 2015, when she finished 13-12. Mitts’ success should not be considered surprising. She was a three-year (2012-14) ace of the Belleville East staf, winning 22 or more games each of those seasons, leading the Lancers to a combined 30-12 Southwest-

ern Conference record. Only Edwardsville (38-4) had a better conference mark over that period.

AROUND THE AREA Katie Matheny (Westminster Christian) has been one of the few bright spots in an otherwise disappointing Ohio State women’s hockey season. A junior forward and the daughter of Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, she is fifth for Ohio State (10-23-1) in scoring, with five goals. • Junior first baseman Dre Gleason (Fort Zumwalt North) is off to a torrid start for Austin Peay baseball. The 6-foot-4, 238-pound lefthanded hitter produced two home runs, 10 RBIs and a .600 batting average through the first four games. Gleason is coming off a sophomore season that saw him hit .349 with six homers. • Sophomore outfielder Abi Corbett (Holt) leads the Misssouri Southern softball team in hitting (.354). • Junior infielder Macy Oswald (O’Fallon) is finally getting a shot at full-time duty for Wisconsin softball. A backup her first two years at the Big Ten school, Oswald is second on the team in

hitting (.294). • The Southwestern Illinois College men’s basketball team had rattled of 18 wins in 19 games to improve to 23-5 before hosting Lake Land College late Friday. • Redshirt senior guard Katie Hempen (Highland) is averaging 9.3 points for No. 9 Arizona State. Hempen is one of two ASU players to start all 28 games. Arizona State leads the Pac-12 with a 15-1 record. • Freshman outfielder Christa Reisinger (Troy) is batting .407 for the Truman State softball team. • Arkansas senior Maddie Monroe (Alton) was part of the Razorbacks’ 800 freestyle relay that produced the second-fastest time (7:06.08) in program history at the Southeastern Conference meet. • St. Louis University junior outfielder Mackenzie Peter (Fort Zumwalt South) leads the Billikens in hitting (.344) and RBIs (nine) through 10 games. • The LU-Belleville women’s hockey team has qualified for the March 9-13 American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I tournament in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Lynx earned their berth by winning the Western Women’s Collegiate Hockey League title.


SPORTS

B8 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH NHL STANDINGS

NBA STANDINGS

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

GP 60 61 62 61 62 61 61 59 GP 60 61 59 59 63 63 60 62

W 35 35 34 30 29 29 24 21 W 45 35 33 30 30 28 27 25

M 1 • SATUrDAy • 02.27.2016

L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 18 7 77 167 139 20-9-4 15-9-3 12-6-0 22 4 74 169 149 20-10-2 15-12-2 10-8-2 22 6 74 194 171 13-15-3 21-7-3 14-7-2 20 11 71 153 158 16-10-6 14-10-5 13-6-3 27 6 64 179 192 17-10-4 12-17-2 11-9-2 27 5 63 167 168 16-11-3 13-16-2 12-6-1 30 7 55 144 167 11-17-3 13-13-4 8-11-4 28 10 52 145 176 9-10-8 12-18-2 1-8-6 L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 11 4 94 200 139 24-5-2 21-6-2 16-3-2 20 6 76 175 156 22-6-3 13-14-3 11-6-4 19 7 73 170 146 19-8-4 14-11-3 11-5-3 21 8 68 155 156 17-9-4 13-12-4 7-5-2 26 7 67 139 153 15-13-4 15-13-3 9-12-2 25 10 66 153 168 16-11-6 12-14-4 9-8-4 22 11 65 148 163 14-8-7 13-14-4 9-8-5 29 8 58 162 191 12-12-6 13-17-2 8-8-3

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Friday Tampa Bay 4, New Jersey 0 Washington 3, Minnesota 2 Boston 4, Carolina 1 Edmonton at Anaheim, late Buffalo at San Jose, late Thursday Philadelphia 3, Minnesota 2 Columbus 6, New Jersey 1 Toronto 3, Carolina 1 Florida 3, Arizona 2 NY Rangers 2, Blues 1 Nashville 3, Chicago 1 Winnipeg 6, Dallas 3 NY Islanders 2, Calgary 1, OT Vancouver 5, Ottawa 3 Los Angeles 2, Edmonton 1 Saturday Arizona at Philadelphia, noon Winnipeg at Pittsburgh, 2 p.m. Florida at Columbus, 2 p.m. Blues at Nashville, 2 p.m. NY Rangers at Dallas, 3 p.m. Toronto at Montreal, 6 p.m. Detroit vs. Colorado at Denver, CO, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Calgary, 9 p.m. Buffalo at Los Angeles, 10 p.m.

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

W 39 34 25 16 8 W 32 32 30 27 25 W 41 31 30 29 24

L 18 25 35 42 50 L 25 27 27 30 32 L 16 27 27 29 34

Pct .684 .576 .417 .276 .138 Pct .561 .542 .526 .474 .439 Pct .719 .534 .526 .500 .414

GB — 6 15½ 23½ 31½ GB — 1 2 5 7 GB — 10½ 11 12½ 17½

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

Str W-4 W-1 W-1 W-1 L-7 Str L-1 W-1 W-1 W-1 L-2 Str L-1 L-1 L-1 W-2 L-1

Home 21-6 18-10 15-16 11-22 5-23 Home 18-12 18-12 19-9 14-16 15-15 Home 24-5 18-10 19-10 17-11 16-9

Away 18-12 16-15 10-19 5-20 3-27 Away 14-13 14-15 11-18 13-14 10-17 Away 17-11 13-17 11-17 12-18 8-25

Conf 26-9 24-16 16-23 9-25 2-32 Conf 19-15 20-17 20-14 19-18 14-21 Conf 24-11 20-14 18-17 18-16 17-18

Str W-4 W-1 W-1 W-1 W-1 Str L-1 L-1 L-1 L-1 L-1 Str W-4 L-1 L-1 L-13 L-7

Home 28-0 21-9 17-12 16-13 16-12 Home 25-7 19-12 19-11 11-17 10-20 Home 24-0 19-10 14-14 10-21 6-19

Away 21-9 12-14 14-16 13-16 7-22 Away 16-10 11-16 9-18 12-19 8-20 Away 28-5 18-10 10-18 4-23 5-29

Conf 29-5 18-15 20-16 21-18 15-22 Conf 28-6 23-16 15-20 12-26 9-24 Conf 30-3 19-14 12-21 9-27 5-32

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Orlov, Ovechkin rally Caps past Wild

Lowry powers Raptors past Cavaliers

L 18 20 19 21 27 25 30 L 20 19 21 24 28 30 34

OT 6 5 9 11 4 10 4 OT 4 8 6 12 6 4 6

Pts 82 81 79 71 68 64 56 Pts 76 72 70 60 60 56 50

GF 202 177 157 162 169 161 158 GF 161 147 177 147 166 162 152

GA 178 151 152 158 176 158 179 GA 139 141 161 171 188 184 190

Home 20-9-0 22-8-2 19-11-4 15-10-5 14-13-4 15-11-4 13-14-1 Home 17-10-1 18-8-4 11-12-3 11-13-5 16-12-4 17-13-1 15-14-2

Away 18-9-6 16-12-3 16-8-5 15-11-6 18-14-0 12-14-6 13-16-3 Away 19-10-3 14-11-4 21-9-3 13-11-7 11-16-2 9-17-3 7-20-4

Div 14-6-2 11-9-1 13-6-3 7-11-3 12-5-2 10-8-5 9-14-1 Div 13-7-0 13-4-4 8-5-3 7-6-3 12-6-2 7-12-2 6-9-3

Sunday Washington at Chicago, 11:30 a.m. Blues at Carolina, 2 p.m. Florida at Minnesota, 2 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 5:30 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Anaheim, 8 p.m. NY Islanders at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m.

Pct .845 .589 .525 .500 .404 Pct .707 .517 .491 .390 .310 Pct .912 .649 .429 .241 .186

GB — 15 18½ 20 25½ GB — 11 12½ 18½ 23 GB — 15 27½ 38½ 42

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

Saturday Miami at Boston, 2 p.m. Minnesota at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Portland at Chicago, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Houston, 7 p.m. Detroit at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Oklahoma City, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Utah, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at Phoenix, 8:30 p.m.

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

W 38 38 35 30 32 27 26 W 36 32 32 24 27 26 22

L 9 23 28 29 34 L 17 28 29 36 40 L 5 20 32 44 48

Thursday Golden State 130, Orlando 114 Boston 112, Milwaukee 107 New Orleans 123, Oklahoma City 119 Brooklyn 116, Phoenix 106 Houston 119, Portland 105 San Antonio 96, Utah 78

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

Central GP Dallas 62 Chicago 63 Blues 63 Nashville 62 Colorado 63 Minnesota 62 Winnipeg 60 Paciic GP Los Angeles60 Anaheim 59 San Jose 59 Vancouver 60 Arizona 61 Calgary 60 Edmonton 62

W 49 33 31 29 23 W 41 30 28 23 18 W 52 37 24 14 11

Friday Charlotte 96, Indiana 95 Washington 103, Philadelphia 94 Toronto 99, Cleveland 97 New York 108, Orlando 95 Atlanta 103, Chicago 88 Dallas 122, Denver 116, OT LA Clippers at Sacramento, late Memphis at LA Lakers, late

Sunday Cleveland at Washington, noon Charlotte at Atlanta, 2:30 p.m. Portland at Indiana, 5 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Orlando, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 6 p.m. Miami at New York, 6:30 p.m.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Kyle Lowry scored a career-high 43 points to help the host Toronto Raptors beat the Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers 99-97 Friday night. Terrence Ross added 15 points for Toronto, which won its 10th straight at home to tie a franchise record set between March 24 and Nov. 4, 2002. LeBron James had 25 points and Kevin Love added 20 for the Cavaliers, who had their lead over Atlantic Division-leading Toronto in the East cut to two games. Lowry tied the score at 97-all with a hook shot with 51.9 seconds remaining. After J.R. Smith’s miss gave the Raptors back the ball with 28.9 seconds left, Lowry took his time before firing a pullup jumper with 3.8 seconds left to put Toronto back in front. Following a Cleveland timeout, James unleashed what would have been a gamewinning 3-pointer, but it missed the rim completely as time expired. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) celebrates his goal with center Nicklas Backstrom (center) and left winger Alex Ovechkin (8) during the second period Friday.

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Dmitry Orlov scored with 5:04 remaining after Alex Ovechkin got a tying goal earlier in the period to help the host Washington Capitals rally for a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night. Ovechkin got his league-leading 40th goal 4:35 into the third on a power play, and Brooks Orpik also scored while the NHL-best Capitals completed a fourgame homestand with three wins. Braden Holtby made 30 stops for Washington after he was pulled early in the second period of a loss Wednesday night to Montreal. All four games on the Caps’ homestand were decided by one goal. Mikko Koivu and Nino Niederreiter scored for Minnesota. Koivu tied a club record by playing in his 743rd NHL game, all with the Wild. Darcy Kuemper made 24 saves.

Rangers on Friday. A dynamic shooter, Bathgate was the NHL’s MVP for the 1958-59 season, when he scored 40 goals and had 88 points. He was the first member of the Rangers to score 40 times in a season. A two-time first-team All-Star in an era when Gordie Howe was the dominant right winger, Bathgate played in eight AllStar games. No cause of death was released. Kings reacquire Scuderi • Defenseman Rob Scuderi is returning to Los Angeles in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks for defenseman Christian Ehrhof. Scuderi returns to Los Angeles, where he spent four seasons from 2009-13. He played a key leadership role on the Kings’ 2012 championship-winning team while also providing steady defense. Scuderi went scoreless in 17 games for the Blackhawks.

Depleted Bulls lose to Hawks • Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose sat out Friday night’s 103-88 loss to the Hawks in Atlanta because of right hamstring tendinitis. Rose, the 2011 NBA MVP, missed his second consecutive game. The Bulls were also without All-Star and leading scorer Jimmy Butler (knee), forward Nikola Mirotic (appendicitis) and center Joakim Noah (shoulder).

NOTEBOOK Gordon back with Pelicans • New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry says guard Eric Gordon will return from a 16-game absence against Minnesota on Saturday night. Gordon has not played since fracturing his right ring finger against the Timberwolves on Jan. 19. Gordon says he’s playing with a small, stabilizing brace on his finger but hasn’t had trouble getting shots up in practice.

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Kyle Lowry (right) gets a hug from DeMar DeRozan after the winning basket.

Gordon has averaged 14.9 points a game this season and has made 101 3-pointers. Heat set to pick up Johnson • A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Joe Johnson has agreed to sign with the Miami Heat. Johnson was bought out by the Brooklyn Nets earlier this week and clears waivers Saturday. He could sign with the Heat any time after that. The Heat are willing to sign Johnson right away if that is his desire and will deal with the luxury-tax ramifications of such a move later, the person said. Johnson was averaging 11.8 points this season with the Nets and has 85 3-pointers — more than any Heat player.

NBA SUMMARIES

NOTEBOOK

Hawks 103, Bulls 88

Knicks 108, Magic 95

Hall of Fame winger Bathgate dies • Hall of Fame winger Andy Bathgate, one of the most prolific scorers of his day, has died. He was 83. Bathgate’s death was confirmed by the Hockey Hall of Fame and by the New York

Chicago: Dunleavy 2-6 1-3 6, Gibson 4-7 3-3 11, Gasol 6-22 4-5 16, Moore 3-8 0-0 6, Snell 2-8 0-0 4, Brooks 3-6 2-2 9, McDermott 6-13 7-7 20, Portis 3-11 2-2 8, Holiday 1-4 0-0 3, Felicio 1-2 0-0 2, Bairstow 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 32-88 19-22 88. Atlanta: Bazemore 6-17 4-4 17, Millsap 3-12 6-6 12, Horford 8-11 0-0 18, Teague 6-13 5-6 19, Korver 2-8 0-0 5, Muscala 2-5 2-2 6, Sefolosha 4-6 0-0 8, Schroder 2-7 3-4 7, Hardaway Jr. 3-6 2-2 9, Scott 1-3 0-0 2, Hinrich 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-89 22-24 103. Chicago 21 23 23 21 — 88 Atlanta 26 25 28 24 — 103 3-point goals: Chicago 5-20 (Bairstow 1-1, Brooks 1-2, Holiday 1-2, Dunleavy 1-3, McDermott 1-4, Moore 0-1, Portis 0-2, Gasol 0-2, Snell 0-3), Atlanta 7-34 (Horford 2-3, Teague 2-4, Hardaway Jr. 1-4, Korver 1-6, Bazemore 1-8, Sefolosha 0-1, Hinrich 0-1, Scott 0-1, Muscala 0-1, Schroder 0-2, Millsap 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Chicago 61 (Gasol 17), Atlanta 52 (Millsap 13). Assists: Chicago 19 (Brooks 5), Atlanta 28 (Teague 9). Total fouls: Chicago 20, Atlanta 21. Technicals: Atlanta defensive three second. A: 18,123 (18,729).

Orlando: Fournier 3-10 0-0 8, Gordon 6-12 4-6 17, Vucevic 8-16 2-2 18, Payton 4-7 0-0 8, Oladipo 6-14 2-4 16, Watson 0-4 0-0 0, Hezonja 4-11 0-0 8, Smith 1-4 1-2 3, Jennings 2-6 0-0 5, Ilyasova 0-2 0-0 0, Dedmon 5-7 2-2 12, Nicholson 0-0 0-0 0, Marble 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-93 11-16 95. New York: Anthony 7-22 5-7 19, Porzingis 7-15 4-4 18, Lopez 5-9 4-4 14, Calderon 6-8 2-2 14, Afflalo 5-11 2-2 14, O’Quinn 0-0 0-0 0, Thomas 2-3 6-9 11, Galloway 1-5 0-0 2, Grant 2-3 0-0 5, Williams 2-4 7-8 11. Totals 37-80 30-36 108. Orlando 23 21 25 26 — 95 New York 32 30 20 26 — 108 3-point goals: Orlando 6-27 (Fournier 2-5, Oladipo 2-6, Gordon 1-3, Jennings 1-4, Payton 0-1, Ilyasova 0-1, Watson 0-2, Hezonja 0-5), New York 4-16 (Afflalo 2-4, Thomas 1-1, Grant 1-1, Galloway 0-1, Calderon 0-1, Williams 0-2, Porzingis 0-3, Anthony 0-3). Fouled out: Fournier. Rebounds: Orlando 51 (Gordon, Vucevic 8), New York 57 (Afflalo 12). Assists: Orlando 24 (Payton 9), New York 18 (Anthony 6). Total fouls: Orlando 24, New York 15. Technicals: Lopez, New York defensive three second. Flagrant fouls: Calderon. A: 19,812 (19,763).

Penguins sign Maatta • Defenseman Olli Maatta agreed to a six-year contract extension with Pittsburgh that will keep the 21-year-old in black and gold through the 2021-22 season. The deal carries an annual average value of $4.1 million.

NHL SUMMARIES Bruins 4, Hurricanes 1

Capitals 3, Wild 2

Boston 2 0 2 — 4 Carolina 0 0 1 — 1 First period: 1, Boston, Bergeron 23 (Connolly), 10:26. 2, Boston, Beleskey 12 (Krug), 12:38. Penalties: Seidenberg, Bos (interference), 13:39; Hainsey, Car (tripping), 18:58; Spooner, Bos (embellishment), 19:37; Nash, Car (tripping), 19:37. Second period: None. Penalties: None. Third period: 3, Carolina, Hanifin 3 (Nash, Lindholm), 3:00 (pp). 4, Boston, Beleskey 13 (Spooner), 6:24. 5, Boston, Marchand 32 (Bergeron, McQuaid), 19:46 (en). Penalties: Pastrnak, Bos (holding), 1:22; Rinaldo, Bos (interference), 7:57. Shots: Boston 11-6-5: 22. Carolina 12-10-18: 40. Power-plays: Boston 0 of 1; Carolina 1 of 3. Goalies: Boston, T.Rask 24-17-5 (40 shots-39 saves). Carolina, Ward 18-14-7 (21-18). A: 17,917. Referees: Gord Dwyer, Ghislain Hebert. Linesmen: Brandon Gawryletz, Andy McElman.

Minnesota 1 1 0 — 2 Washington 0 1 2 — 3 First period: 1, Minnesota, Koivu 13 (Suter, Pominville), 19:18 (pp). Penalties: Orpik, Was (holding stick), 5:54; Niskanen, Was (roughing), 12:50; T.Wilson, Was (tripping), 17:44. Second period: 2, Washington, Orpik 3 (Nic.Backstrom, Ovechkin), :49. 3, Minnesota, Niederreiter 12 (Suter, Pominville), 5:05. Penalties: None. Third period: 4, Washington, Ovechkin 40 (Niskanen, Nic.Backstrom), 4:35 (pp). 5, Washington, Orlov 7 (Burakovsky, Kuznetsov), 14:56. Penalties: Kuemper, Min, served by Niederreiter (delay of game), 4:06. Shots: Minnesota 12-10-10: 32. Washington 3-13-11: 27. Power-plays: Minnesota 1 of 3; Washington 1 of 1. Goalies: Minnesota, Kuemper 6-4-5 (27 shots-24 saves). Washington, Holtby 39-6-3 (32-30). A: 18,605. Referees: Jean Hebert, Justin St. Pierre. Linesmen: Tony Sericolo, Shane Heyer.

Lightning 4, Devils 0

Leaders

Tampa Bay 1 2 1 — 4 New Jersey 0 0 0 — 0 First period: 1, Tampa Bay, Killorn 11 (Stamkos, Callahan), 15:36. Penalties: Tootoo, NJ (cross-checking), 6:07; Stamkos, TB (tripping), 18:09; Moore, NJ (interference), 18:53. Second period: 2, Tampa Bay, Palat 7 (Johnson), 13:02. 3, Tampa Bay, Stamkos 27 (Stralman, Callahan), 18:54. Penalties: Kennedy, NJ (hooking), 2:58; Stempniak, NJ (high-sticking), 18:58. Third period: 4, Tampa Bay, Carle 2 (Palat, Sustr), 11:12. Penalties: Farnham, NJ, misconduct, 3:25; Larsson, NJ (crosschecking), 6:31; Larsson, NJ (high-sticking), 12:39; Namestnikov, TB (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:09; Gionta, NJ (roughing), 19:09. Shots: Tampa Bay 13-18-5: 36. New Jersey 10-6-5: 21. Power-plays: Tampa Bay 0 of 6; New Jersey 0 of 1. Goalies: Tampa Bay, Bishop 25-17-3 (21 shots-21 saves). New Jersey, Schneider 26-21-6 (36-32). A: 15,968. Referees: Brad Meier, Frederick L’Ecuyer. Linesmen: Matt MacPherson, Ryan Gibbons.

POINTS Patrick Kane Jamie Benn Tyler Seguin Erik Karlsson Evgeny Kuznetsov Johnny Gaudreau Artemi Panarin Alex Ovechkin Joe Pavelski Sidney Crosby Blake Wheeler Joe Thornton Vladimir Tarasenko Nicklas Backstrom Taylor Hall Daniel Sedin Anze Kopitar John Klingberg Patrice Bergeron Brent Burns John Tavares Nikita Kucherov Evgeni Malkin Ryan O’Reilly Claude Giroux Matt Duchene Loui Eriksson David Krejci Jakub Voracek Ryan Getzlaf

Prior to Friday’s games Team CHI DAL DAL OTT WSH CGY CHI WSH SJS PIT WPG SJS STL WSH EDM VAN LAK DAL BOS SJS NYI TBL PIT BUF PHI COL BOS BOS PHI ANA

G 35 32 32 11 18 22 22 39 26 25 17 14 29 17 20 22 18 10 22 20 23 24 23 17 16 26 23 14 10 8

A 49 38 35 54 44 37 35 17 30 31 39 42 25 37 33 30 34 42 29 31 27 25 26 32 33 22 25 34 38 40

P 84 70 67 65 62 59 57 56 56 56 56 56 54 54 53 52 52 52 51 51 50 49 49 49 49 48 48 48 48 48

ROOKIE POINTS Team G A P Artemi Panarin CHI 22 35 57 Max Domi ARI 17 24 41 Jack Eichel BUF 17 24 41 Dylan Larkin DET 19 20 39 Shayne Gostisbehere PHI 12 22 34 Anthony Duclair ARI 16 17 33 Sam Bennett CGY 15 14 29 Nikolaj Ehlers WPG 13 16 29 Connor McDavid EDM 10 18 28 Sam Reinhart BUF 18 9 27 Joonas Donskoi SJS 10 17 27 Robby Fabbri STL 14 12 26 Colton Parayko STL 7 19 26 Mattias Janmark DAL 13 12 25 Oscar Lindberg NYR 11 13 24 Jordan Martinook ARI 8 14 22 Ben Hutton VAN 1 16 17 William Karlsson CBJ 8 8 16 Jonathan Marchessault TBL 7 8 15 Colin Miller BOS 3 12 15 Jared McCann VAN 7 7 14 Joseph Blandisi NJD 5 9 14 Brett Pesce CAR 4 10 14 Noah Hanifin CAR 2 11 13 Jaccob Slavin CAR 1 12 13 GOALS AGAINST Petr Mrazek John Gibson Cory Schneider Ben Bishop Brian Elliott Jonathan Quick Jake Allen Thomas Greiss Michal Neuvirth Braden Holtby Jaroslav Halak Corey Crawford Roberto Luongo Henrik Lundqvist Frederik Andersen Connor Hellebuyck Cam Ward Martin Jones Devan Dubnyk Marc-Andre Fleury Pekka Rinne James Reimer Chad Johnson Mike Condon Tuukka Rask Jacob Markstrom Ryan Miller Joonas Korpisalo Karri Ramo Antti Niemi

Team DET ANA NJD TBL STL LAK STL NYI PHI WSH NYI CHI FLA NYR ANA WPG CAR SJS MIN PIT NSH TOR BUF MTL BOS VAN VAN CBJ CGY DAL

W-L-OT 23-11-6 14-8-2 26-20-6 24-17-3 17-7-6 31-15-3 18-12-3 16-6-3 14-7-4 38-6-3 16-12-4 32-16-3 26-14-5 30-16-4 15-8-6 13-11-1 18-13-7 29-16-4 21-21-5 24-14-6 23-18-9 11-12-7 13-14-3 15-17-5 23-17-5 9-7-4 14-17-8 11-7-4 17-18-1 22-11-5

GAA 2.07 2.10 2.11 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.17 2.19 2.20 2.22 2.25 2.26 2.26 2.29 2.31 2.34 2.35 2.36 2.39 2.43 2.44 2.49 2.50 2.54 2.56 2.57 2.61 2.61 2.63 2.64

Raptors 99, Cavaliers 97 Cleveland: James 9-18 5-9 25, Love 5-15 8-10 20, Thompson 3-6 0-0 6, Irving 4-11 2-2 10, Smith 5-8 0-0 13, Dellavedova 3-5 0-0 8, Shumpert 1-2 0-0 2, Frye 1-4 0-0 3, Mozgov 2-3 0-0 4, Jefferson 2-2 0-0 6. Totals 35-74 15-21 97. Toronto: Johnson 0-3 0-0 0, Scola 1-5 0-1 2, Valanciunas 4-5 3-4 11, Lowry 15-20 11-15 43, DeRozan 1-11 4-4 6, Patterson 2-4 0-0 5, Ross 6-11 0-0 15, Joseph 3-9 0-0 6, Biyombo 5-5 1-2 11, Bennett 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-73 19-26 99. Cleveland 31 18 28 20 — 97 Toronto 21 24 23 31 — 99 3-point goals: Cleveland 12-24 (Smith 3-6, Jefferson 2-2, Dellavedova 2-3, James 2-4, Love 2-5, Frye 1-2, Irving 0-2), Toronto 6-17 (Ross 3-6, Lowry 2-5, Patterson 1-1, Joseph 0-1, DeRozan 0-1, Johnson 0-1, Scola 0-2). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Cleveland 45 (Thompson 10), Toronto 43 (Valanciunas 9). Assists: Cleveland 21 (James 7), Toronto 18 (Lowry 9). Total fouls: Cleveland 26, Toronto 23. Technicals: Shumpert, Toronto Bench. Flagrant fouls: Dellavedova. A: 19,800 (19,800).

Hornets 96, Pacers 95 Charlotte: Batum 2-6 2-2 6, Williams 9-13 3-4 26, Zeller 5-5 4-7 14, Walker 8-21 3-4 22, Lee 3-10 0-0 7, Jefferson 4-12 1-2 9, Lin 3-8 0-0 7, Kaminsky 0-2 0-0 0, Lamb 2-6 0-0 5. Totals 36-83 13-19 96. Indiana: George 13-26 4-4 32, Turner 7-13 1-1 15, Mahinmi 2-4 2-4 6, G.Hill 3-13 2-2 10, Ellis 4-13 6-6 14, Stuckey 1-6 2-3 4, Allen 1-2 0-0 2, J.Hill 2-4 2-2 6, Budinger 1-3 2-2 4, S.Hill 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 35-85 21-24 95. Charlotte 29 24 24 19 — 96 Indiana 26 24 20 25 — 95 3-point goals: Charlotte 11-28 (Williams 5-9, Walker 3-7, Lin 1-1, Lamb 1-2, Lee 1-5, Kaminsky 0-1, Batum 0-3), Indiana 4-19 (G.Hill 2-6, George 2-8, Stuckey 0-1, Ellis 0-4). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Charlotte 47 (Williams 13), Indiana 59 (Mahinmi 9). Assists: Charlotte 23 (Walker 10), Indiana 19 (G.Hill 7). Total fouls: Charlotte 21, Indiana 20. Technicals: Charlotte defensive three second. A: 18,165 (18,165).

Wizards 103, 76ers 94 Washington: Porter 4-12 0-0 9, Dudley 5-10 0-0 14, Gortat 6-9 0-0 12, Wall 9-19 5-5 23, Temple 0-2 0-0 0, Beal 4-14 0-0 9, Morris 3-9 4-4 10, Sessions 6-10 0-0 12, Nene 2-6 5-6 9, Anderson 1-3 2-2 5. Totals 40-94 16-17 103. Philadelphia: Covington 4-9 1-2 12, Noel 3-6 3-4 9, Okafor 9-13 3-4 21, Smith 5-15 0-1 10, Stauskas 4-6 4-4 15, Grant 3-9 1-2 7, Holmes 0-0 0-0 0, Thompson 1-7 0-0 3, McConnell 5-10 0-0 10, Canaan 1-7 4-4 7. Totals 35-82 16-21 94. Washington 21 27 28 27 — Philadelphia 26 26 20 22 — 3-point goals: Washington 7-23 (Dudley 4-6, Anderson 1-2, Porter 1-4, Beal 1-6, Morris 0-2, Wall 0-3), Philadelphia 8-25 (Stauskas 3-5, Covington 3-7, Canaan 1-4, Thompson 1-5, Grant 0-1, McConnell 0-1, Smith 0-2). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Washington 59 (Gortat 11), Philadelphia 48 (Covington 12). Assists: Washington 24 (Wall 11), Philadelphia 21 (Smith 8). Total fouls: Washington 19, Philadelphia 19. Technicals: Washington defensive three second. A: 16,511 (20,318).

103 94

Mavericks 122, Nuggets 116, OT Denver: Gallinari 4-11 3-5 12, Faried 8-12 4-6 20, Jokic 2-4 1-2 5, Mudiay 1-5 2-2 4, G.Harris 6-13 2-5 17, Augustin 7-14 3-4 20, Barton 9-24 4-5 22, Arthur 5-9 2-2 13, Sampson 0-0 0-0 0, Lauvergne 0-0 0-0 0, Miller 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 43-93 21-31 116. Dallas: Parsons 10-17 3-4 27, Nowitzki 10-21 0-0 20, Pachulia 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 3-7 3-4 12, Matthews 4-8 5-6 17, Lee 6-10 2-4 14, Felton 7-12 2-2 16, D.Harris 2-6 5-5 9, Barea 3-7 1-2 7, Mejri 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 45-88 21-27 122. Denver 28 28 24 28 8 — Dallas 20 24 32 32 14 — 3-point goals: Denver 9-29 (Augustin 3-6, G.Harris 3-9, Miller 1-1, Arthur 1-2, Gallinari 1-3, Mudiay 0-1, Barton 0-7), Dallas 11-29 (Matthews 4-7, Parsons 4-10, Williams 3-3, Felton 0-2, D.Harris 0-2, Barea 0-2, Nowitzki 0-3). Fouled out: Matthews. Rebounds: Denver 54 (Faried 12), Dallas 55 (Lee 14). Assists: Denver 18 (Mudiay 6), Dallas 25 (Felton 6). Total fouls: Denver 26, Dallas 25. A: 20,298 (19,200).

Leaders Scoring Curry, GOL Harden, HOU Durant, OKC Cousins, SAC Lillard, POR James, CLE Westbrook, OKC Davis, NOR DeRozan, TOR George, IND

Prior to Friday’s games G 55 58 51 47 51 55 58 51 56 57

FG Percentage Jordan, LAC Whiteside, MIA Howard, HOU Faried, DEN Kanter, OKC Gortat, WAS Lopez, NYK Noel, PHL Towns, MIN Favors, UTA Rebounds Drummond, DET Jordan, LAC Howard, HOU Whiteside, MIA Cousins, SAC Gasol, CHI Pachulia, DAL Davis, NOR Love, CLE Towns, MIN

116 122

FG 563 487 489 435 430 519 499 469 443 425 FG 242 256 253 265 272 292 245 223 412 277

G 58 55 47 48 47 53 53 51 55 58

OFF 286 203 166 152 107 114 195 111 113 163

FT 270 521 311 350 264 264 343 265 392 331

PTS 1672 1657 1415 1277 1280 1360 1412 1230 1315 1336

FGA 350 414 412 475 493 532 451 417 772 526 DEF 581 574 397 396 421 461 379 410 448 426

AVG 30.4 28.6 27.7 27.2 25.1 24.7 24.3 24.1 23.5 23.4 PCT .691 .618 .614 .558 .552 .549 .543 .535 .534 .527

TOT 867 777 563 548 528 575 574 521 561 589

AVG 14.9 14.1 12.0 11.4 11.2 10.8 10.8 10.2 10.2 10.2


SPORTS

B8 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH NHL STANDINGS

NBA STANDINGS Friday Tampa Bay 4, New Jersey 0 Washington 3, Minnesota 2 Boston 4, Carolina 1 Anaheim 2, Edmonton 1, OT Buffalo 3, San Jose 1

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

GP 60 61 62 61 62 61 62 59 GP 60 61 59 59 63 63 60 62

W 35 35 34 30 29 29 25 21 W 45 35 33 30 30 28 27 25

M 2 • SATUrDAy • 02.27.2016

L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 18 7 77 167 139 20-9-4 15-9-3 12-6-0 22 4 74 169 149 20-10-2 15-12-2 10-8-2 22 6 74 194 171 13-15-3 21-7-3 14-7-2 20 11 71 153 158 16-10-6 14-10-5 13-6-3 27 6 64 179 192 17-10-4 12-17-2 11-9-2 27 5 63 167 168 16-11-3 13-16-2 12-6-1 30 7 57 147 168 11-17-3 14-13-4 8-11-4 28 10 52 145 176 9-10-8 12-18-2 1-8-6 L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 11 4 94 200 139 24-5-2 21-6-2 16-3-2 20 6 76 175 156 22-6-3 13-14-3 11-6-4 19 7 73 170 146 19-8-4 14-11-3 11-5-3 21 8 68 155 156 17-9-4 13-12-4 7-5-2 26 7 67 139 153 15-13-4 15-13-3 9-12-2 25 10 66 153 168 16-11-6 12-14-4 9-8-4 22 11 65 148 163 14-8-7 13-14-4 9-8-5 29 8 58 162 191 12-12-6 13-17-2 8-8-3

Thursday Philadelphia 3, Minnesota 2 Columbus 6, New Jersey 1 Toronto 3, Carolina 1 Florida 3, Arizona 2 NY Rangers 2, Blues 1 Nashville 3, Chicago 1 Winnipeg 6, Dallas 3 NY Islanders 2, Calgary 1, OT Vancouver 5, Ottawa 3 Los Angeles 2, Edmonton 1 Saturday Arizona at Philadelphia, noon Winnipeg at Pittsburgh, 2 p.m. Florida at Columbus, 2 p.m. Blues at Nashville, 2 p.m. NY Rangers at Dallas, 3 p.m. Toronto at Montreal, 6 p.m. Detroit vs. Colorado at Denver, CO, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Calgary, 9 p.m. Buffalo at Los Angeles, 10 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Friday Charlotte 96, Indiana 95 Washington 103, Philadelphia 94 Toronto 99, Cleveland 97 New York 108, Orlando 95 Atlanta 103, Chicago 88 Dallas 122, Denver 116, OT LA Clippers 117, Sacramento 107 Memphis 112, LA Lakers 95

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

W 39 34 25 16 8 W 32 32 30 27 25 W 41 31 30 29 24

L 18 25 35 42 50 L 25 27 27 30 32 L 16 27 27 29 34

Pct .684 .576 .417 .276 .138 Pct .561 .542 .526 .474 .439 Pct .719 .534 .526 .500 .414

GB — 6 15½ 23½ 31½ GB — 1 2 5 7 GB — 10½ 11 12½ 17½

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

Str W-4 W-1 W-1 W-1 L-7 Str L-1 W-1 W-1 W-1 L-2 Str L-1 L-1 L-1 W-2 L-1

Home 21-6 18-10 15-16 11-22 5-23 Home 18-12 18-12 19-9 14-16 15-15 Home 24-5 18-10 19-10 17-11 16-9

Away 18-12 16-15 10-19 5-20 3-27 Away 14-13 14-15 11-18 13-14 10-17 Away 17-11 13-17 11-17 12-18 8-25

Conf 26-9 24-16 16-23 9-25 2-32 Conf 19-15 20-17 20-14 19-18 14-21 Conf 24-11 20-14 18-17 18-16 17-18

Pct .845 .596 .525 .500 .404 Pct .707 .517 .491 .390 .310 Pct .912 .655 .421 .241 .183

GB — 14½ 18½ 20 25½ GB — 11 12½ 18½ 23 GB — 14½ 28 38½ 42½

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

Str W-4 W-2 W-1 W-1 W-1 Str L-1 L-1 L-1 L-1 L-1 Str W-4 W-1 L-2 L-13 L-8

Home 28-0 21-9 17-12 16-13 16-12 Home 25-7 19-12 19-11 11-17 10-20 Home 24-0 19-10 14-15 10-21 6-20

Away 21-9 13-14 14-16 13-16 7-22 Away 16-10 11-16 9-18 12-19 8-20 Away 28-5 19-10 10-18 4-23 5-29

Conf 29-5 19-15 20-16 21-18 15-22 Conf 28-6 23-16 15-20 12-26 9-24 Conf 30-3 20-14 12-22 9-27 5-33

Thursday Golden State 130, Orlando 114 Boston 112, Milwaukee 107 New Orleans 123, Oklahoma City 119 Brooklyn 116, Phoenix 106 Houston 119, Portland 105 San Antonio 96, Utah 78 Saturday Miami at Boston, 2 p.m. Minnesota at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Portland at Chicago, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Houston, 7 p.m. Detroit at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Oklahoma City, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Utah, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at Phoenix, 8:30 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

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

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

Orlov, Ovechkin rally Caps past Wild

Lowry powers Raptors past Cavaliers

Central GP Dallas 62 Chicago 63 Blues 63 Nashville 62 Colorado 63 Minnesota 62 Winnipeg 60 Paciic GP Los Angeles60 Anaheim 60 San Jose 60 Vancouver 60 Arizona 61 Calgary 60 Edmonton 63

W 38 38 35 30 32 27 26 W 36 33 32 24 27 26 22

L 18 20 19 21 27 25 30 L 20 19 22 24 28 30 34

OT 6 5 9 11 4 10 4 OT 4 8 6 12 6 4 7

Pts 82 81 79 71 68 64 56 Pts 76 74 70 60 60 56 51

GF 202 177 157 162 169 161 158 GF 161 149 178 147 166 162 153

GA 178 151 152 158 176 158 179 GA 139 142 164 171 188 184 192

Home 20-9-0 22-8-2 19-11-4 15-10-5 14-13-4 15-11-4 13-14-1 Home 17-10-1 19-8-4 11-13-3 11-13-5 16-12-4 17-13-1 15-14-2

Away 18-9-6 16-12-3 16-8-5 15-11-6 18-14-0 12-14-6 13-16-3 Away 19-10-3 14-11-4 21-9-3 13-11-7 11-16-2 9-17-3 7-20-5

Div 14-6-2 11-9-1 13-6-3 7-11-3 12-5-2 10-8-5 9-14-1 Div 13-7-0 14-4-4 8-5-3 7-6-3 12-6-2 7-12-2 6-9-4

Sunday Washington at Chicago, 11:30 a.m. Blues at Carolina, 2 p.m. Florida at Minnesota, 2 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 5:30 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Anaheim, 8 p.m. NY Islanders at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m.

W 49 34 31 29 23 W 41 30 28 23 18 W 52 38 24 14 11

L 9 23 28 29 34 L 17 28 29 36 40 L 5 20 33 44 49

Sunday Cleveland at Washington, noon Charlotte at Atlanta, 2:30 p.m. Portland at Indiana, 5 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Orlando, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 6 p.m. Miami at New York, 6:30 p.m.

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Kyle Lowry scored a career-high 43 points to help the host Toronto Raptors beat the Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers 99-97 Friday night. Terrence Ross added 15 points for Toronto, which won its 10th straight at home to tie a franchise record set between March 24 and Nov. 4, 2002. LeBron James had 25 points and Kevin Love added 20 for the Cavaliers, who had their lead over Atlantic Division-leading Toronto in the East cut to two games. Lowry tied the score at 97-all with a hook shot with 51.9 seconds remaining. After J.R. Smith’s miss gave the Raptors back the ball with 28.9 seconds left, Lowry took his time before firing a pullup jumper with 3.8 seconds left to put Toronto back in front. Following a Cleveland timeout, James unleashed what would have been a gamewinning 3-pointer, but it missed the rim completely as time expired. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) celebrates his goal with center Nicklas Backstrom (center) and left winger Alex Ovechkin (8) during the second period Friday.

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Dmitry Orlov scored with 5:04 remaining after Alex Ovechkin got a tying goal earlier in the period to help the host Washington Capitals rally for a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night. Ovechkin got his league-leading 40th goal 4:35 into the third on a power play, and Brooks Orpik also scored while the NHL-best Capitals completed a fourgame homestand with three wins. Braden Holtby made 30 stops for Washington after he was pulled early in the second period of a loss Wednesday night to Montreal. All four games on the Caps’ homestand were decided by one goal. Mikko Koivu and Nino Niederreiter scored for Minnesota. Koivu tied a club record by playing in his 743rd NHL game, all with the Wild. Darcy Kuemper made 24 saves.

Rangers on Friday. A dynamic shooter, Bathgate was the NHL’s MVP for the 1958-59 season, when he scored 40 goals and had 88 points. He was the first member of the Rangers to score 40 times in a season. A two-time first-team All-Star in an era when Gordie Howe was the dominant right winger, Bathgate played in eight AllStar games. No cause of death was released. Kings reacquire Scuderi • Defenseman Rob Scuderi is returning to Los Angeles in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks for defenseman Christian Ehrhof. Scuderi returns to Los Angeles, where he spent four seasons from 2009-13. He played a key leadership role on the Kings’ 2012 championship-winning team while also providing steady defense. Scuderi went scoreless in 17 games for the Blackhawks.

Depleted Bulls lose to Hawks • Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose sat out Friday night’s 103-88 loss to the Hawks in Atlanta because of right hamstring tendinitis. Rose, the 2011 NBA MVP, missed his second consecutive game. The Bulls were also without All-Star and leading scorer Jimmy Butler (knee), forward Nikola Mirotic (appendicitis) and center Joakim Noah (shoulder).

NOTEBOOK Gordon back with Pelicans • New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry says guard Eric Gordon will return from a 16-game absence against Minnesota on Saturday night. Gordon has not played since fracturing his right ring finger against the Timberwolves on Jan. 19. Gordon says he’s playing with a small, stabilizing brace on his finger but hasn’t had trouble getting shots up in practice.

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Kyle Lowry (right) gets a hug from DeMar DeRozan after the winning basket.

Gordon has averaged 14.9 points a game this season and has made 101 3-pointers. Heat set to pick up Johnson • A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Joe Johnson has agreed to sign with the Miami Heat. Johnson was bought out by the Brooklyn Nets earlier this week and clears waivers Saturday. He could sign with the Heat any time after that. The Heat are willing to sign Johnson right away if that is his desire and will deal with the luxury-tax ramifications of such a move later, the person said. Johnson was averaging 11.8 points this season with the Nets and has 85 3-pointers — more than any Heat player.

NBA SUMMARIES

NOTEBOOK

Hawks 103, Bulls 88

Knicks 108, Magic 95

Hall of Fame winger Bathgate dies • Hall of Fame winger Andy Bathgate, one of the most prolific scorers of his day, has died. He was 83. Bathgate’s death was confirmed by the Hockey Hall of Fame and by the New York

Chicago: Dunleavy 2-6 1-3 6, Gibson 4-7 3-3 11, Gasol 6-22 4-5 16, Moore 3-8 0-0 6, Snell 2-8 0-0 4, Brooks 3-6 2-2 9, McDermott 6-13 7-7 20, Portis 3-11 2-2 8, Holiday 1-4 0-0 3, Felicio 1-2 0-0 2, Bairstow 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 32-88 19-22 88. Atlanta: Bazemore 6-17 4-4 17, Millsap 3-12 6-6 12, Horford 8-11 0-0 18, Teague 6-13 5-6 19, Korver 2-8 0-0 5, Muscala 2-5 2-2 6, Sefolosha 4-6 0-0 8, Schroder 2-7 3-4 7, Hardaway Jr. 3-6 2-2 9, Scott 1-3 0-0 2, Hinrich 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-89 22-24 103. Chicago 21 23 23 21 — 88 Atlanta 26 25 28 24 — 103 3-pointers: Chicago 5-20 (Bairstow 1-1, Brooks 1-2, Holiday 1-2, Dunleavy 1-3, McDermott 1-4, Moore 0-1, Portis 0-2, Gasol 0-2, Snell 0-3), Atlanta 7-34 (Horford 2-3, Teague 2-4, Hardaway Jr. 1-4, Korver 1-6, Bazemore 1-8, Sefolosha 0-1, Hinrich 0-1, Scott 0-1, Muscala 0-1, Schroder 0-2, Millsap 0-3). Fouled out: None. Reb: Chicago 61 (Gasol 17), Atlanta 52 (Millsap 13). Ast: Chicago 19 (Brooks 5), Atlanta 28 (Teague 9). Total fouls: Chicago 20, Atlanta 21. Technicals: Atlanta def. three sec.. A: 18,123 (18,729).

Orlando: Fournier 3-10 0-0 8, Gordon 6-12 4-6 17, Vucevic 8-16 2-2 18, Payton 4-7 0-0 8, Oladipo 6-14 2-4 16, Watson 0-4 0-0 0, Hezonja 4-11 0-0 8, Smith 1-4 1-2 3, Jennings 2-6 0-0 5, Ilyasova 0-2 0-0 0, Dedmon 5-7 2-2 12, Nicholson 0-0 0-0 0, Marble 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-93 11-16 95. New York: Anthony 7-22 5-7 19, Porzingis 7-15 4-4 18, Lopez 5-9 4-4 14, Calderon 6-8 2-2 14, Afflalo 5-11 2-2 14, O’Quinn 0-0 0-0 0, Thomas 2-3 6-9 11, Galloway 1-5 0-0 2, Grant 2-3 0-0 5, Williams 2-4 7-8 11. Totals 37-80 30-36 108. Orlando 23 21 25 26 — 95 New York 32 30 20 26 — 108 3-pointers: Orlando 6-27 (Fournier 2-5, Oladipo 2-6, Gordon 1-3, Jennings 1-4, Payton 0-1, Ilyasova 0-1, Watson 0-2, Hezonja 0-5), New York 4-16 (Afflalo 2-4, Thomas 1-1, Grant 1-1, Galloway 0-1, Calderon 0-1, Williams 0-2, Porzingis 0-3, Anthony 0-3). Fouled out: Fournier. Reb: Orlando 51 (Gordon, Vucevic 8), New York 57 (Afflalo 12). Ast: Orlando 24 (Payton 9), New York 18 (Anthony 6). Total fouls: Orlando 24, New York 15. Technicals: Lopez, New York def. three sec.. Flagrant: Calderon. A: 19,812 (19,763).

Raptors 99, Cavaliers 97

Mavericks 122, Nuggets 116, OT

Cleveland: James 9-18 5-9 25, Love 5-15 8-10 20, Thompson 3-6 0-0 6, Irving 4-11 2-2 10, Smith 5-8 0-0 13, Dellavedova 3-5 0-0 8, Shumpert 1-2 0-0 2, Frye 1-4 0-0 3, Mozgov 2-3 0-0 4, Jefferson 2-2 0-0 6. Totals 35-74 15-21 97. Toronto: Johnson 0-3 0-0 0, Scola 1-5 0-1 2, Valanciunas 4-5 3-4 11, Lowry 15-20 11-15 43, DeRozan 1-11 4-4 6, Patterson 2-4 0-0 5, Ross 6-11 0-0 15, Joseph 3-9 0-0 6, Biyombo 5-5 1-2 11, Bennett 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-73 19-26 99. Cleveland 31 18 28 20 — 97 Toronto 21 24 23 31 — 99 3-pointers: Cleveland 12-24 (Smith 3-6, Jefferson 2-2, Dellavedova 2-3, James 2-4, Love 2-5, Frye 1-2, Irving 0-2), Toronto 6-17 (Ross 3-6, Lowry 2-5, Patterson 1-1, Joseph 0-1, DeRozan 0-1, Johnson 0-1, Scola 0-2). Fouled out: None. Reb: Cleveland 45 (Thompson 10), Toronto 43 (Valanciunas 9). Ast: Cleveland 21 (James 7), Toronto 18 (Lowry 9). Total fouls: Cleveland 26, Toronto 23. Technicals: Shumpert, Toronto Bench. Flagrant: Dellavedova. A: 19,800 (19,800).

Denver: Gallinari 4-11 3-5 12, Faried 8-12 4-6 20, Jokic 2-4 1-2 5, Mudiay 1-5 2-2 4, G.Harris 6-13 2-5 17, Augustin 7-14 3-4 20, Barton 9-24 4-5 22, Arthur 5-9 2-2 13, Sampson 0-0 0-0 0, Lauvergne 0-0 0-0 0, Miller 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 43-93 21-31 116. Dallas: Parsons 10-17 3-4 27, Nowitzki 10-21 0-0 20, Pachulia 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 3-7 3-4 12, Matthews 4-8 5-6 17, Lee 6-10 2-4 14, Felton 7-12 2-2 16, D.Harris 2-6 5-5 9, Barea 3-7 1-2 7, Mejri 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 45-88 21-27 122. Denver 28 28 24 28 8 — 116 Dallas 20 24 32 32 14 — 122 3-pointers: Denver 9-29 (Augustin 3-6, G.Harris 3-9, Miller 1-1, Arthur 1-2, Gallinari 1-3, Mudiay 0-1, Barton 0-7), Dallas 11-29 (Matthews 4-7, Parsons 4-10, Williams 3-3, Felton 0-2, D.Harris 0-2, Barea 0-2, Nowitzki 0-3). Fouled out: Matthews. Reb: Denver 54 (Faried 12), Dallas 55 (Lee 14). Ast: Denver 18 (Mudiay 6), Dallas 25 (Felton 6). Total fouls: Denver 26, Dallas 25. A: 20,298 (19,200).

Hornets 96, Pacers 95

L.A. Clippers: Mbah a Moute 2-2 2-2 6, Green 9-13 0-0 22, Jordan 3-5 2-5 8, Paul 13-20 10-10 40, Redick 7-15 1-1 16, Johnson 2-8 0-0 4, Crawford 7-19 7-8 21, Wilcox 0-4 0-0 0, Prigioni 0-2 0-0 0, Aldrich 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 43-89 22-26 117. Sacramento: Gay 8-18 4-4 23, Acy 1-1 2-4 4, Cousins 7-20 10-14 26, Collison 6-9 3-4 18, McLemore 2-4 0-0 5, Curry 5-9 6-7 19, Casspi 3-9 0-0 6, Cauley-Stein 1-2 2-2 4, Belinelli 1-4 0-2 2, Koufos 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 34-78 27-37 107. L.A. Clippers 30 34 34 19 — 117 Sacramento 30 37 16 24 — 107 3-pointers: L.A. Clippers 9-29 (Green 4-5, Paul 4-9, Redick 1-3, Prigioni 0-2, Johnson 0-2, Wilcox 0-2, Crawford 0-6), Sacramento 12-24 (Collison 3-3, Curry 3-4, Gay 3-6, Cousins 2-5, McLemore 1-2, Belinelli 0-1, Casspi 0-3). Fouled out: None. Reb: L.A. Clippers 48 (Jordan 11), Sacramento 56 (Cousins 15). Ast: L.A. Clippers 18 (Paul 13), Sacramento 19 (Cousins 9). Total fouls: L.A. Clippers 27, Sacramento 23. Technicals: L.A. Clippers def. three sec., Acy, Cousins, Sacramento def. three sec.. Flagrant: Casspi. A: 17,317 (17,317).

Penguins sign Maatta • Defenseman Olli Maatta agreed to a six-year contract extension with Pittsburgh that will keep the 21-year-old in black and gold through the 2021-22 season. The deal carries an annual average value of $4.1 million.

NHL SUMMARIES Bruins 4, Hurricanes 1

Capitals 3, Wild 2

Sabres 3, Sharks 1

Boston 2 0 2 — 4 Carolina 0 0 1 — 1 First period: 1, Boston, Bergeron 23 (Connolly), 10:26. 2, Boston, Beleskey 12 (Krug), 12:38. Penalties: Seidenberg, Bos (interference), 13:39; Hainsey, Car (tripping), 18:58; Spooner, Bos (embellishment), 19:37; Nash, Car (tripping), 19:37. Second period: None. Penalties: None. Third period: 3, Carolina, Hanifin 3 (Nash, Lindholm), 3:00 (pp). 4, Boston, Beleskey 13 (Spooner), 6:24. 5, Boston, Marchand 32 (Bergeron, McQuaid), 19:46 (en). Penalties: Pastrnak, Bos (holding), 1:22; Rinaldo, Bos (interference), 7:57. Shots: Boston 11-6-5: 22. Carolina 12-10-18: 40. Power-plays: Boston 0 of 1; Carolina 1 of 3. Goalies: Boston, T.Rask 24-17-5 (40 shots-39 saves). Carolina, Ward 18-14-7 (21-18). A: 17,917. Referees: Gord Dwyer, Ghislain Hebert. Linesmen: Brandon Gawryletz, Andy McElman.

Minnesota 1 1 0 — 2 Washington 0 1 2 — 3 First period: 1, Minnesota, Koivu 13 (Suter, Pominville), 19:18 (pp). Penalties: Orpik, Was (holding stick), 5:54; Niskanen, Was (roughing), 12:50; T.Wilson, Was (tripping), 17:44. Second period: 2, Washington, Orpik 3 (Nic.Backstrom, Ovechkin), :49. 3, Minnesota, Niederreiter 12 (Suter, Pominville), 5:05. Penalties: None. Third period: 4, Washington, Ovechkin 40 (Niskanen, Nic.Backstrom), 4:35 (pp). 5, Washington, Orlov 7 (Burakovsky, Kuznetsov), 14:56. Penalties: Kuemper, Min, served by Niederreiter (delay of game), 4:06. Shots: Minnesota 12-10-10: 32. Washington 3-13-11: 27. Power-plays: Minnesota 1 of 3; Washington 1 of 1. Goalies: Minnesota, Kuemper 6-4-5 (27 shots-24 saves). Washington, Holtby 39-6-3 (32-30). A: 18,605. Referees: Jean Hebert, Justin St. Pierre. Linesmen: Tony Sericolo, Shane Heyer.

Buffalo 0 1 2 — 3 San Jose 1 0 0 — 1 First period: 1, San Jose, Vlasic 8 (Nieto), 1:28. Penalties: None. Second period: 2, Buffalo, Larsson 3 (Gionta), 13:38. Penalties: None. Third period: 3, Buffalo, Bogosian 4 (Girgensons, Reinhart), 12:36. 4, Buffalo, Kane 17 (Bogosian), 18:43 (en). Penalties: None. Shots: Buffalo 7-8-7: 22. San Jose 6-9-10: 25. Power-plays: Buffalo 0 of 0; San Jose 0 of 0. Goalies: Buffalo, Johnson 14-14-3 (25 shots24 saves). San Jose, Jones 29-17-4 (21-19). A: 17,562. Referees: Kelly Sutherland, Dan O’Rourke. Linesmen: Mark Wheler, Brad Lazarowich.

Lightning 4, Devils 0 Tampa Bay 1 2 1 — 4 New Jersey 0 0 0 — 0 First period: 1, Tampa Bay, Killorn 11 (Stamkos, Callahan), 15:36. Penalties: Tootoo, NJ (cross-checking), 6:07; Stamkos, TB (tripping), 18:09; Moore, NJ (interference), 18:53. Second period: 2, Tampa Bay, Palat 7 (Johnson), 13:02. 3, Tampa Bay, Stamkos 27 (Stralman, Callahan), 18:54. Penalties: Kennedy, NJ (hooking), 2:58; Stempniak, NJ (high-sticking), 18:58. Third period: 4, Tampa Bay, Carle 2 (Palat, Sustr), 11:12. Penalties: Farnham, NJ, misconduct, 3:25; Larsson, NJ (crosschecking), 6:31; Larsson, NJ (high-sticking), 12:39; Namestnikov, TB (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:09; Gionta, NJ (roughing), 19:09. Shots: Tampa Bay 13-18-5: 36. New Jersey 10-6-5: 21. Power-plays: Tampa Bay 0 of 6; New Jersey 0 of 1. Goalies: Tampa Bay, Bishop 25-17-3 (21 shots-21 saves). New Jersey, Schneider 26-21-6 (36-32). A: 15,968. Referees: Brad Meier, Frederick L’Ecuyer. Linesmen: Matt MacPherson, Ryan Gibbons.

Ducks 2, Oilers 1, OT Edmonton 0 0 1 0 — 1 Anaheim 0 0 1 1 — 2 First period: None. Penalties: Letestu, Edm (holding), 2:52; Bieksa, Ana (elbowing), 8:41; Silfverberg, Ana (slashing), 15:11. Second period: None. Penalties: Hall, Edm (tripping), 3:27; Khaira, Edm (holding), 19:06. Third period: 1, Anaheim, Getzlaf 9 (Perron, Fowler), :42 (pp). 2, Edmonton, Eberle 20 (Pouliot, Talbot), 1:53. Penalties: Despres, Ana (holding), 7:40. Overtime: 3, Anaheim, Rakell 16 (Vatanen, Getzlaf), 1:24. Penalties: None. Shots: Edmonton 5-10-3-0: 18. Anaheim 13-8-12-1: 34. Power-plays: Edmonton 0 of 3; Anaheim 1 of 3. Goalies: Edmonton, Talbot 12-22-4 (34 shots32 saves). Anaheim, Andersen 16-8-6 (18-17). A: 17,174. Referees: Chris Rooney, Ian Walsh. Linesmen: Vaughan Rody, Kiel Murchison.

Leaders

Prior to Friday’s games

POINTS Patrick Kane Jamie Benn Tyler Seguin Erik Karlsson Evgeny Kuznetsov Johnny Gaudreau Artemi Panarin Alex Ovechkin Joe Pavelski Sidney Crosby Blake Wheeler Joe Thornton Vladimir Tarasenko Nicklas Backstrom Taylor Hall ROOKIE POINTS Artemi Panarin Max Domi Jack Eichel Dylan Larkin Shayne Gostisbehere Anthony Duclair Sam Bennett Nikolaj Ehlers Connor McDavid Sam Reinhart GOALS AGAINST Petr Mrazek John Gibson Cory Schneider Ben Bishop Brian Elliott Jonathan Quick Jake Allen Thomas Greiss Michal Neuvirth Braden Holtby

Team CHI DAL DAL OTT WSH CGY CHI WSH SJS PIT WPG SJS STL WSH EDM

G 35 32 32 11 18 22 22 39 26 25 17 14 29 17 20

Team CHI ARI BUF DET PHI ARI CGY WPG EDM BUF Team DET ANA NJD TBL STL LAK STL NYI PHI WSH

G 22 17 17 19 12 16 15 13 10 18

A 49 38 35 54 44 37 35 17 30 31 39 42 25 37 33 A 35 24 24 20 22 17 14 16 18 9

W-L-OT 23-11-6 14-8-2 26-20-6 24-17-3 17-7-6 31-15-3 18-12-3 16-6-3 14-7-4 38-6-3

P 84 70 67 65 62 59 57 56 56 56 56 56 54 54 53 P 57 41 41 39 34 33 29 29 28 27 GAA 2.07 2.10 2.11 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.17 2.19 2.20 2.22

Charlotte: Batum 2-6 2-2 6, Williams 9-13 3-4 26, Zeller 5-5 4-7 14, Walker 8-21 3-4 22, Lee 3-10 0-0 7, Jefferson 4-12 1-2 9, Lin 3-8 0-0 7, Kaminsky 0-2 0-0 0, Lamb 2-6 0-0 5. Totals 36-83 13-19 96. Indiana: George 13-26 4-4 32, Turner 7-13 1-1 15, Mahinmi 2-4 2-4 6, G.Hill 3-13 2-2 10, Ellis 4-13 6-6 14, Stuckey 1-6 2-3 4, Allen 1-2 0-0 2, J.Hill 2-4 2-2 6, Budinger 1-3 2-2 4, S.Hill 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 35-85 21-24 95. Charlotte 29 24 24 19 — 96 Indiana 26 24 20 25 — 95 3-pointers: Charlotte 11-28 (Williams 5-9, Walker 3-7, Lin 1-1, Lamb 1-2, Lee 1-5, Kaminsky 0-1, Batum 0-3), Indiana 4-19 (G.Hill 2-6, George 2-8, Stuckey 0-1, Ellis 0-4). Fouled out: None. Reb: Charlotte 47 (Williams 13), Indiana 59 (Mahinmi 9). Ast: Charlotte 23 (Walker 10), Indiana 19 (G.Hill 7). Total fouls: Charlotte 21, Indiana 20. Technicals: Charlotte def. three sec.. A: 18,165 (18,165).

Wizards 103, 76ers 94 Washington: Porter 4-12 0-0 9, Dudley 5-10 0-0 14, Gortat 6-9 0-0 12, Wall 9-19 5-5 23, Temple 0-2 0-0 0, Beal 4-14 0-0 9, Morris 3-9 4-4 10, Sessions 6-10 0-0 12, Nene 2-6 5-6 9, Anderson 1-3 2-2 5. Totals 40-94 16-17 103. Philadelphia: Covington 4-9 1-2 12, Noel 3-6 3-4 9, Okafor 9-13 3-4 21, Smith 5-15 0-1 10, Stauskas 4-6 4-4 15, Grant 3-9 1-2 7, Holmes 0-0 0-0 0, Thompson 1-7 0-0 3, McConnell 5-10 0-0 10, Canaan 1-7 4-4 7. Totals 35-82 16-21 94. Washington 21 27 28 27 — 103 Philadelphia 26 26 20 22 — 94 3-pointers: Washington 7-23 (Dudley 4-6, Anderson 1-2, Porter 1-4, Beal 1-6, Morris 0-2, Wall 0-3), Philadelphia 8-25 (Stauskas 3-5, Covington 3-7, Canaan 1-4, Thompson 1-5, Grant 0-1, McConnell 0-1, Smith 0-2). Fouled out: None. Reb: Washington 59 (Gortat 11), Philadelphia 48 (Covington 12). Ast: Washington 24 (Wall 11), Philadelphia 21 (Smith 8). Total fouls: Washington 19, Philadelphia 19. Technicals: Washington def. three sec.. A: 16,511 (20,318).

Clippers 117, Kings 107

Grizzlies 112, Lakers 95 Memphis: Barnes 0-5 0-0 0, Wright 3-3 2-2 8, Randolph 6-12 2-2 15, Conley 6-10 3-3 17, Hairston 8-13 0-0 21, Chalmers 0-3 4-6 4, Carter 7-10 0-0 19, Green 4-8 2-2 10, Stephenson 7-15 0-0 14, Andersen 1-2 0-0 2, Ennis 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 43-85 13-15 112. L.A. Lakers: Brown 2-7 1-1 5, Randle 6-12 5-8 17, Hibbert 2-5 0-1 4, Russell 6-9 8-12 22, Clarkson 4-16 0-0 8, Williams 4-8 4-5 13, Bass 1-2 3-4 5, Young 2-6 1-2 6, Nance Jr. 1-3 0-0 2, Black 1-3 0-2 2, Huertas 2-3 2-2 7, Kelly 1-2 0-0 2, Sacre 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 32-78 26-39 95. Memphis 32 35 23 22 — 112 L.A. Lakers 25 25 21 24 — 95 3-pointers: Mem. 13-32 (Carter 5-7, Hairston 5-9, Conley 2-5, Randolph 1-2, Chalmers 0-1, Stephenson 0-2, Ennis 0-2, Barnes 0-4), LA 5-23 (Russell 2-2, Huertas 1-1, Young 1-5, Williams 1-5, Randle 0-1, Brown 0-2, Clarkson 0-7). Fouled out: None. Reb: Mem. 53 (Randolph 10), LA 50 (Randle 7). Ast: Mem. 24 (Conley 7), LA 14 (Russell, Williams 3). Total fouls: Mem. 26, LA 14. Technicals: Hibbert. A: 18,997 (18,997).


SPORTS

02.27.2016 • Saturday • M 1

Fowler regroups in Florida, leads at PGA National ASSOCIATED PRESS

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA. • Rickie Fowler isn’t

setting any course records so far at the Honda Classic. He’ll gladly settle for more great golf, and the 36-hole lead. Fowler got back to work last week in Florida after his big disappointment in the Phoenix Open and shot the course record (66) at Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Fla. The next day, he went an hour north to Palm City to play Floridian National and shot 60 to break the course record held by Justin Thomas. He set a more obscure record Friday with his 4-under 66 to build a one-shot lead over Jimmy Walker. Fowler became the first player to go bogey-free over the opening 36 holes in the Honda Classic since it moved to PGA National in 2007. “That’s a big accomplishment around this golf course — not just one day, but back-to-back,” Fowler said. “So pleased with how I’ve managed my game.” In his first start since Fowler lost a two-shot lead with two holes to play and a playof in Phoenix, he put himself right back in position to win. Fowler was at 8-under 132, one ahead of Walker, who finished his round of 66 with a 25-foot birdie on the 17th and a 40-foot eagle putt on No. 18. Sergio Garcia, playing with Fowler, stayed with him until the final four holes. Garcia had a 69 and was two shots behind. Adam Scott also played bogey-free earlier in wind that was slightly calmer and in warmer weather. He holed a 10-foot eagle putt on the third hole and twoputted for birdie on his final hole for a 65 that left him three shots behind. Scott has yet to shoot over par in 10 rounds this year, with nine of those rounds in the 60s. “It’s starting to get really solid, and I’ve got to just keep doing that and let the confidence build,” Scott said. Rory McIlroy left without speaking and won’t be coming back this week. He missed the cut for the second straight year at the Honda Classic. McIlroy tried to play of a muddy patch in the hazard left of the par-3 fifth green, hit of the rocks into the water, took a penalty drop and made triple bogey. A birdie on the final hole gave him a 72, though he missed the cut by one shot. The cut was at 3-over 143, and Phil Mickelson made it on the number. Mickelson, coming of a runner-up finish at Pebble Beach after losing a two-shot lead going into the final round, failed to make a birdie in his round of 74. “I hit 15 greens today and I didn’t make a single birdie. That’s a frustrating deal,” Mickelson said. “I hit a lot of good shots. I’m really not complaining. I just had a hard time getting it in the hole. I don’t know what to say. The score certainly wasn’t very good, but felt like I played all right.” PGA Tour oicials said Jason Bohn sufered a mild heart attack after the second round Friday and withdrew. The tour said Bohn complained of chest pains after his round and went to see a medical staf at PGA National. He was taken by ambulance to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, where tests revealed the mild heart attack. Bohn, who had shot 71-72, was staying in the hospital overnight until more tests Saturday. He was in stable condition. The 42-year-old Bohn is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour who is No. 71 in the world. He is among the more popular players and often partners with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at Pebble Beach.

AMERICA’S LINE NBA Favorite ............. Points........... Underdog CELTICS ...................... 6............................Heat PELICANS..................4.5...................T’Wolves Spurs.........................5.5 .................. ROCKETS BULLS........................ [2] ......................Blazers BUCKS .........................2........................Pistons Warriors....................2.5 ................. THUNDER JAZZ............................10........................... Nets Grizzlies.....................6.5.........................SUNS []-denotes a circle game. A game is circled for a variety of reasons, with the prime factor being an injury. When a game is inside a circle, there is limited wagering. The line could move a few points in either direction, depending on the severity of the injury. COLLEGE BASKETBALL Favorite ............. Points........... Underdog DAYTON.....................8.5............ Rhode Island VIRGINIA ...................3.5 .................N Carolina Georgia Tech..............10.....BOSTON COLLEGE TEMPLE......................12....................C Florida GEORGIA ...................2.5 ................Mississippi UAB ...........................9.5 .............. W Kentucky Butler ..........................1............GEORGETOWN Cincinnati................. 10.5 ............ E CAROLINA GEORGE WASH.......... PK ......... Virginia Comm NC-WILMINGTON.......6.5..................... Towson Wright St .................... 6...........CLEVELAND ST Loyola-Chicago .........2.5 ...................... DRAKE MIAMI-FLORIDA..........3.................... Louisville George Mason........... 1.5 ...................LASALLE BALL ST.....................2.5 ................E Michigan Florida Int’l ............... 1.5 .......... FLA ATLANTIC Davidson ...................4.5................ FORDHAM EVANSVILLE............... 4 ...........Northern Iowa NORTHWESTERN .......18......................Rutgers Villanova .................... 9...............MARQUETTE Oklahoma ................. 1.5 ....................... TEXAS Elon ...........................3.5 ............... DELAWARE KANSAS......................13.................Texas Tech SYRACUSE.................5.5 ....................NC State MISSISSIPPI ST ...........1...................S Carolina GEORGIA ST ............... 9...........Appalachian St JAMES MADISON ........3.......... William & Mary IOWA ST.....................9.5 ..................Kansas St Kent St....................... 1.5 ............. MIAMI-OHIO OHIO U ......................3.5 ......................Buffalo PROVIDENCE..............13.......................DePaul HOFSTRA.....................7..................Charleston Pepperdine ...............4.5...LOYOLA-M’MOUNT Kentucky ................... 1.5 .............VANDERBILT SO ILLINOIS...............8.5............... Missouri St INDIANA ST.............. 12.5 ....................Bradley ST. BONA ..................10.5 ........ Massachusetts Northeastern............4.5.....................DREXEL Texas A&M ................9.5 ................. MISSOURI PURDUE ....................3.5 ..................Maryland STANFORD ..................1.............................Ucla NO ILLINOIS ............... 6.................W Michigan UL-Lafayette .............. 8................S ALABAMA ALABAMA...................10...................... Auburn UL-Monroe ................. 4 ..........................TROY Notre Dame .............. 1.5 .............. FLORIDA ST MIDDLE TENN ST ......2.5 ................... Marshall PRINCETON................19.......................Cornell BROWN...................... PK .................... Harvard Richmond....................1.................DUQUESNE W Virginia .................. 6........... OKLAHOMA ST SAN DIEGO ST .............7.......................Boise St LOUISIANA TECH ......9.5 ...........................Rice CHARLOTTE.................5............................Utep No Kentucky................2.......YOUNGSTOWN ST Columbia...................3.5 ........................ PENN TOLEDO...................... 6..................C Michigan LONG BEACH ST.........11.............Cal-Riverside ARK-L ROCK ...............14..................... Texas St TENNESSEE.................2.................... Arkansas OLD DOMINION..........17........................... Utsa SOUTHERN MISS....... 1.5 ..................... N Texas LSU..............................2........................Florida YALE ...........................16................ Dartmouth Baylor........................8.5........................... TCU WICHITA ST ................16....................Illinois St UT-Arlington ...............7............ ARKANSAS ST Cal-Irvine .................. 7.5 ................ CAL-DAVIS Cal-Santa Barb..........5.5 .........CS-FULLERTON SANTA CLARA .............2.........................Pacific Portland......................1................. SAN DIEGO NEW MEXICO.............6.5.................. Fresno St UTAH ...........................3.......................Arizona UTAH ST .....................10................ San Jose St UNLV.......................... NL .................. Wyoming St. Mary’s-CA ............. 8.........SAN FRANCISCO BYU............................2.5 ................... Gonzaga HAWAII ..................... 14.5 .........CS-Northridge Ipfw .............................1.......................... IUPUI VMI............................. 4 ....................... Citadel W CAROLINA............. 1.5 .....................Furman ST. PETER’S ...............3.5 ....................Fairfield N DAKOTA .................. 6........... Sacramento St IDAHO..........................1............. E Washington NO ARIZONA .............6.5......... Southern Utah E TENNESSEE ST.......4.5.................... Wofford TENN-CHATT ..............12.....................Samford Morehead St ............. 7.5 .......... JACK’VILLE ST S DAKOTA ST..............12..............Oral Roberts DENVER.......................1................ N Dakota St MURRAY ST...............4.5............. Tenn-Martin AUSTIN PEAY .............11........... SE Missouri St W ILLINOIS..................1.....................S Dakota TENNESSEE TECH .....3.5 ............... E Kentucky IDAHO ST...................2.5 ...............Montana St Portland St................ PK .........NO COLORADO WEBER ST..................2.5 ...................Montana NHL Favorite .............. Odds............ Underdog FLYERS .............. -$145/+$125 .............Coyotes PENGUINS......... -$170/+$150 ................... Jets Panthers ............ -$120/even ...BLUE JACKETS PREDATORS ...... -$125/+$105 .................Blues STARS................ -$125/+$105 ............ Rangers CANADIENS....... -$175/+$155.......Maple Leafs c-AVALANCHE ... -$125/+$105 ........ Red Wings FLAMES..............-$110/-$110............Senators KINGS ............... -$240/+$200 ............. Sabres c- Coors Field, Denver, CO. Grand Salami: Over/under 49.5 goals. SOCCER • English Premier League Chelsea....................................................+$140 SOUTHAMPTON ......................................+$180 Draw........................................................+$220 Over/under goal total.........................2.5 goals

GOLF ROUNDUP Yang moves into lead in LPGA Thailand Defending champion Amy Yang carded a 3-under 69 to lead by one halfway through the LPGA Thailand in Chonburi on Friday. Yang trailed irst-round leader Lexi Thompson by two before teeing of at Siam Country Club, then had consecutive bogeys on Nos. 5 and 6, but rallied with four birdies, including on the par-3 12th. At 9 under overall, the South Korean was one shot ahead of countrywoman Q Baek (71) and Americans Jessica Korda (66) and Thompson (72). “I struggled a little bit on the front, two bogeys straight, but I stayed patient, got through it well,” Yang said. “Leading by one shot is not much, and two more rounds is still a lot of golf.” Korda’s low round of the day, matched by Haru Nomura of Japan, was capped by a 12-foot eagle putt on No. 18. Xi Yu Lin of China had a hole-in-one on the 186-yard, par-3 16th, and won a Honda Accord. Uihlein shares top spot in Perth • Peter Uihlein of the United States shot a 4-under 68 and was tied for the second-round lead with Brett Rumford at the Perth International, with former British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen a stroke behind in Australia. Uihlein, who birdied his inal two holes after starting on the back nine, and Rumford, who carded 65, had 36-hole totals of 11-under 133 at Lake Karrinyup Country Club. Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion playing for the irst time in Australia, had a 64 for the low round of the day after an opening 70. Oosthuizen was on track to join Rumford and Uihlein at the top of the leaderboard but missed a short birdie putt on the inal hole. European Ryder Cup player Victor Dubuisson of France posted a 1-under 71 but was still 4 over overall and missed the cut in the European Tour and Australasian PGA event. Australian Marcus Fraser, who won the Maybank Championship in Malaysia last week, shot 73 and was at 2 under overall. Other notables beside Dubuisson to miss the cut included defending champion Thorbjorn Olesen (78, 5 over) and 2013 winner Jin Jeong (73, 4 over). Two tied in Australian Ladies Masters • Nicole Broch Larsen of Denmark and Sweden’s Camilla Lennarth took a two-stroke, second-round lead at the Australian Ladies Masters. Lennarth shot another 5-under 68 and Larsen a 69 for two-round totals of 10-under 136 at Royal Pines in Gold Coast. Brooke Henderson of Canada, who led with Larsen and Marion Ricordeau after the irst round with 67s, was tied for third after a 71 with South Korean Jiyai Shin (70). So Young Lee of South Korea and England’s Holly Clyburn, who each shot 69s, were tied for ifth. Ricordeau, of France, shot 77 to drop eight strokes of the pace in the joint Ladies European Tour and Australian Ladies event. Associated Press

LEICESTER CITY .......................................-$220 Norwich City ...........................................+$520 Draw........................................................+$330 Over/under goal total.........................2.5 goals Sunday TOTTENHAM ............................................-$250 Swansea City...........................................+$700 Draw........................................................ +$325 Over/under goal total.........................2.5 goals Arsenal.................................................... +$145 MANCHESTER UNITED............................+$190 Draw........................................................ +$210 Over/under goal total........................ 2.0 goals OSCARS Odds to win the Oscar for Best Picture “The Revenant”........................................... 1/2 “Spotlight”................................................... 2/1 “The Big Short” ...........................................4/1 “The Martian”............................................80/1 “Mad Max: Fury Road”..............................80/1 “Room” ....................................................100/1 “Brooklyn” ...............................................200/1 “Bridge of Spies”.....................................200/1 Odds to win the Oscar for Best Actor Leonardo DiCaprio ....................................1/50 Eddie Redmayne........................................20/1 Michael Fassbender ..................................20/1 Bryan Cranston..........................................50/1 Matt Damon...............................................60/1 Odds to win the Oscar for Best Actress Brie Larson ................................................1/20 Saoirse Ronan............................................ 10/1 Cate Blanchett........................................... 25/1 Jennifer Lawrence.....................................30/1 Charlotte Rampling...................................40/1 Odds to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor Sylvester Stallone........................................ 1/2 Mark Rylance...............................................5/2 Tom Hardy ..................................................15/1 Christian Bale ............................................20/1 Mark Ruffalo..............................................40/1 Odds to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress Alicia Vikander ............................................ 1/2 Rooney Mara ............................................... 7/2 Kate Winslet................................................. 7/2 Jennifer Jason Leigh..................................30/1 Rachel McAdams.....................................100/1 Odds to win the Oscar for Best Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu........................ 1/5 George Miller............................................... 5/1 Adam McKay.............................................. 10/1 Tom McCarthy ............................................15/1 Lenny Abrahamson ...................................80/1 Odds to win for Best Animated Feature “Inside Out”.............................................1/100 “Anomalisa”...............................................20/1 “Shaun The Sheep Movie” ........................ 25/1 “Boy and the World” .................................50/1 “When Marnie Was There”........................50/1 Home team in CAPS © 2016 Benjamin Eckstein

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Cleveland OF Abraham Almonte 80 games for a violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League CLEVELAND — Agreed to terms with OF Will Venable on a minor league contract. MINNESOTA — Agreed to terms with SS Agustin Marte on a minor league contract. National League CHICAGO — Agreed to terms with OF Shane Victorino on a minor league contract. HOCKEY • National Hockey League CHICAGO — Traded D Rob Scuderi to Los Angeles for D Christian Ehrhoff. Acquired F Tomas Fleischmann and F Dale Weise from the Montreal Canadiens for F Phillip Danault and Chicago’s second-round pick in the 2018 Draft. COLORADO — Recalled F Troy Bourke fromi Fort Wayne (ECHL) to San Antonio (AHL). MONTREAL — Recalled D Mac Bennett from Brampton (ECHL) to St. John’s (AHL). PITTSBURGH — Signed D Olli Maatta to a six-year contract extension. TAMPA BAY — Signed D Braydon Coburn to a three-year contract extension. WINNIPEG — Recalled Fs Axel Blomqvist and Jimmy Lodge from Tulsa (ECHL) to Manitoba (AHL). SOCCER FIFA — Elected Gianni Infantino president.

St. LOuIS POSt-dISPatCH • B9

COLLEGE DAYTON — Named Chantae McMillan volunteer assistant women’s track and field coach. IOWA — Named Kelvin Bell recruiting coordinator and defensive assistant coach. KANSAS — Named Joe DeForest special teams coordinator/assistant defensive coach. MONMOUTH, N.J. — Signed basketball coach King Rice to a five-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season WISCONSIN — Named John Stocco director of development in a partnership with the UW Foundation and Derek Steinbach director of development for premium seating and major gifts.

GOLF PGA • Honda Classic Friday at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Purse: $6.1 million; Yards 7,140; Par 70 Second Round Rickie Fowler 66-66 — 132 Jimmy Walker 67-66 — 133 Sergio Garcia 65-69 — 134 Adam Scott 70-65 — 135 Hudson Swafford 71-65 — 136 Blayne Barber 70-66 — 136 John Senden 71-66 — 137 Scott Brown 70-67 — 137 William McGirt 66-72 — 138 Michael Thompson 65-73 — 138 Justin Thomas 69-69 — 138 David Lingmerth 67-71 — 138 Luke List 73-65 — 138 Vijay Singh 69-70 — 139 Patton Kizzire 75-64 — 139 Andrew Loupe 71-68 — 139 Jamie Donaldson 72-67 — 139 Dawie van der Walt 71-68 — 139 Brett Stegmaier 72-67 — 139 Ken Duke 75-65 — 140 Greg Owen 69-71 — 140 Graeme McDowell 71-69 — 140 Davis Love III 71-69 — 140 Morgan Hoffmann 75-65 — 140 Russell Knox 70-70 — 140 Ian Poulter 71-69 — 140 Sung Kang 71-69 — 140 Darron Stiles 69-72 — 141 Chesson Hadley 70-71 — 141 Stewart Cink 73-68 — 141 Alex Cejka 71-70 — 141 Padraig Harrington 73-68 — 141 Ryan Palmer 73-68 — 141 Will MacKenzie 71-70 — 141 Sean O’Hair 69-72 — 141 Tyrone Van Aswegen 71-70 — 141 Daniel Summerhays 71-70 — 141 Camilo Villegas 72-69 — 141 Jason Dufner 68-73 — 141 Brooks Koepka 70-71 — 141 Robert Streb 73-68 — 141 Jeff Overton 72-69 — 141 Mark Hubbard 71-70 — 141 Francesco Molinari 73-68 — 141 Si Woo Kim 68-74 — 142 Brendan Steele 74-68 — 142 Luke Donald 75-67 — 142 Derek Fathauer 70-72 — 142 Erik Compton 68-74 — 142 Andy Sullivan 71-71 — 142 Graham DeLaet 72-70 — 142 Justin Hicks 67-75 — 142 Steve Wheatcroft 71-71 — 142 George McNeill 67-75 — 142 Seung-Yul Noh 75-67 — 142 Shane Lowry 67-75 — 142 Emiliano Grillo 72-70 — 142 Smylie Kaufman 70-72 — 142 Stuart Appleby 70-72 — 142 Gary Woodland 70-72 — 142 Colt Knost 75-67 — 142 John Huh 71-72 — 143 Will Wilcox 70-73 — 143 Spencer Levin 73-70 — 143 Ben Martin 71-72 — 143 Tom Hoge 70-73 — 143 Bronson Burgoon 72-71 — 143 Michael Kim 72-71 — 143 Freddie Jacobson 72-71 — 143 Billy Horschel 73-70 — 143 Kevin Kisner 72-71 — 143 Phil Mickelson 69-74 — 143 Retief Goosen 71-72 — 143 Ernie Els 71-72 — 143 Paul Casey 69-74 — 143 Kyle Stanley 73-70 — 143 Sam Saunders 69-74 — 143 Failed to make the cut Charles Howell III 72-72 — 144 Scott Pinckney 71-73 — 144 Rory McIlroy 72-72 — 144 Lucas Glover 71-73 — 144 Harold Varner III 70-74 — 144 Matthew Fitzpatrick 71-73 — 144 Jonas Blixt 74-70 — 144 Chris Stroud 75-69 — 144 Brendon Todd 72-73 — 145 Adam Hadwin 68-77 — 145 Daniel Berger 73-72 — 145 Cameron Tringale 70-75 — 145 Brendon de Jonge 70-75 — 145 Ollie Schniederjans 69-76 — 145 Keegan Bradley 77-69 — 146 Geoff Ogilvy 72-74 — 146 Zach Johnson 75-71 — 146 Johnson Wagner 77-69 — 146 Martin Laird 77-69 — 146 Anirban Lahiri 70-76 — 146 Chad Campbell 74-72 — 146 Russell Henley 74-72 — 146 Patrick Reed 74-72 — 146 Bernd Wiesberger 75-71 — 146 Hiroshi Iwata 75-71 — 146 Angel Cabrera 72-75 — 147 Fabian Gomez 75-72 — 147 Chris Kirk 76-71 — 147 Branden Grace 73-74 — 147 Tom Gillis 77-70 — 147 Jim Herman 74-74 — 148 Ben Crane 77-71 — 148 Robert Allenby 74-74 — 148 Steve Marino 73-75 — 148 Chris Baker 76-72 — 148 Boo Weekley 73-75 — 148 Mike Weir 75-73 — 148 Pat Perez 72-76 — 148 Jason Kokrak 79-69 — 148 Kyle Reifers 76-72 — 148 David Hearn 77-71 — 148 Tony Finau 72-77 — 149 Jerry Kelly 71-79 — 150 Carlos Ortiz 74-76 — 150 Jon Curran 78-72 — 150 Tyler Aldridge 76-74 — 150 Alan Morin 76-74 — 150 Chad Collins 76-74 — 150 Jamie Lovemark 74-76 — 150 Peter Malnati 73-77 — 150 Ricky Barnes 70-80 — 150 Whee Kim 76-75 — 151 Mark Wilson 75-76 — 151 Matt Jones 75-76 — 151 Dicky Pride 76-75 — 151 Scott Piercy 77-74 — 151 Rory Sabbatini 76-76 — 152 Brian Harman 78-74 — 152 Nicholas Thompson 79-74 — 153 Matt Every 74-80 — 154 Zac Blair 80-75 — 155 Mark Blakefield 81-75 — 156 Patrick Rodgers 76-81 — 157 Scott Stallings 78-79 — 157 Hideki Matsuyama 71 — WD

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ISPS Handa Perth International Scores Friday at Perth, Australia Purse: $1.27 million; Yards 7,143; Par: 72 Second Round Peter Uihlein, United States 65-68 — Brett Rumford, AUS 68-65 — Louis Oosthuizen, S. Africa 70-64 — Rhein Gibson, AUS 67-68 — Jason Scrivener, AUS 69-67 — Alexander Levy, France 70-67 — Mardan Mamat, Singapore 69-69 — Todd Sinnott, AUS 68-71 — Magnus A.Carlsson, Sweden 68-71 — David Bransdon, AUS 71-68 — Adilson da Silva, Brazil 72-67 — Richard Lee, Canada 68-71 — David Lipsky, U.S. 72-67 — Romain Wattel, France 66-73 — Scott Arnold, AUS 68-71 — Shiv Kapur, India 66-73 — Jeunhung Wang, Korea 71-68 — David Drysdale, Scotland 69-70 — Benjamin Hebert, France 70-70 — Jamie McLeary, Scotland 71-69 — Scott Strange, AUS 70-70 — Daniel Nisbet, AUS 70-70 — Panuphol Pittayarat, THA 73-67 — Jens Fahrbring, Sweden 72-68 — Michael Sim, AUS 69-72 — Matthew Guyatt, AUS 71-70 — Brad Kennedy, AUS 70-71 — Ulrich Van Den Berg, S. Africa 72-69 — Michael Wright, AUS 71-70 — Steven Jeffress, AUS 69-72 — Andrew Johnston, ENG 70-71 — Daniel Valente, AUS 71-70 — Robert Dinwiddie, ENG 70-71 — Mikko Korhonen, Finland 71-70 — Anthony Houston, AUS 68-73 — Himmat Rai, India 74-67 — Julien Quesne, France 73-69 — Marcus Fraser, AUS 69-73 — Ryan Fox, NZ 72-70 — Wade Ormsby, AUS 69-73 — Masahiro Kawamura, Japan 70-72 — Adrian Otaegui, ESP 71-71 — Aron Price, AUS 71-71 — Peter Senior, AUS 69-73 — Ashley Hall, AUS 69-73 — Stephen Dartnall, AUS 73-69 — Ryan Evans, ENG 72-70 — Richard McEvoy, ENG 75-67 — Terry Pilkadaris, AUS 73-69 — Chiragh Kumar, India 71-72 — David McKenzie, AUS 74-69 — Matthew Griffin, AUS 72-71 — Stephen Leaney, AUS 71-72 — Cormac Sharvin, Ireland 68-75 — Ricardo Gouveia, Portugal 72-71 — Javi Colomo, ESP 72-71 — Peter O’Malley, AUS 76-68 — Soomin Lee, S. Korea 74-70 — Nick Cullen, AUS 68-76 — Gaganjeet Bhullar, India 77-67 — Stuart Manley, Wales 72-72 — Peter Lonard, AUS 72-72 — Greg Chalmers, AUS 72-72 — Gregory Bourdy, France 73-71 — Gary Stal, France 72-72 — T. Chuayprakong, THA 73-71 — Mathew Goggin, AUS 70-74 —

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Josh Geary, NZ Adam Bland, AUS Hung Chien-yao, Taiwan Rory Bourke, AUS Nino Bertasio, Italy Max McCardle, AUS Anthony Summers, AUS Missed cut Richard Bland, ENG Oliver Wilson, ENG Daniel Popovic,AUS Nicolas Colsaerts, BEL Lucas Bjerregaard, DEN James Nitties, AUS Gareth Paddison, NZ Aaron Pike, AUS Rhys Davies, Wales Daniel Gavins, ENG Paul Dunne, Ireland Renato Paratore, Italy S.S.P. Chawrasia, India Daniel Fox, AUS Natipong Srithong, THA Matthew Southgate, ENG Lincoln Tighe, AUS Callum Shinkwin, ENG Lasse Jensen, DEN Matthew Millar, AUS Danny Chia, Malaysia Arjun Atwal, India Borja Virto Astudillo, ESP Daniel Im, U.S. James Robinson, ENG Ryan Carter, U.S. Berry Henson, U.S. Miguel Tabuena, PHI Scott Laycock, AUS Scott Barr, AUS Kristopher Mueck, AUS Aaron Townsend, AUS Francesco Laporta, Italy Jordan Zunic, AUS James Morrison, ENG Victor Dubuisson, France Peter Fowler, AUS Alejandro Canizares, ESP Ben Eccles, AUS Lucas Herbert, AUS Jarryd Felton, AUS Rohan Blizard, AUS Siddikur Rahman, BGD Ryan Lynch, AUS Dimitrios Papadatos, AUS Andrew Dodt, AUS Richard Green, AUS Jin Jeong, S. Korea Mikko Ilonen, Finland Carlos Pigem, ESP Nicholas Fung, Malaysia Matteo Manassero, Italy Danthai Boonma, THA David Dixon, ENG Anthony Brown, AUS Ross McGowan, ENG Edoardo Molinari, Italy Alvaro Quiros, ESP Thorbjorn Olesen, DEN James Busby, ENG Andrew Evans, AUS Michael Hendry, NZ Steve Webster, ENG Joachim Hansen, DEN Michael Hoey, NIRL Michael Long, NZ Paul Peterson, U.S. Adam Stephens, AUS Gregory Havret, France Tom Lewis, ENG Brad Shilton, NZ J. Janewattananond, THA Stephen Lewton, ENG Jamie Hook, AUS David Smail, NZ Anthony Wall, ENG Morten Oru Madsen, DEN Samuel Brazel, AUS Alistair Presnell, AUS Jeev Milkha Singh, India

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LPGA • Honda Thailand Friday at Chonburi, Thailand Purse: $1.6 million; Yards 6,568; Par: 72 Second Round | a-amateur Amy Yang 66-69 — 135 Jessica Korda 70-66 — 136 Q Baek 65-71 — 136 Lexi Thompson 64-72 — 136 Haru Nomura 72-66 — 138 Chella Choi 70-68 — 138 In Gee Chun 69-69 — 138 Ha Na Jang 69-69 — 138 Xi Yu Lin 71-68 — 139 Pernilla Lindberg 69-70 — 139 Jenny Shin 68-71 — 139 Kim Kaufman 72-68 — 140 Eun-Hee Ji 70-70 — 140 Minjee Lee 69-71 — 140 Hee Young Park 72-69 — 141 Stacy Lewis 75-67 — 142 Lee-Anne Pace 74-68 — 142 Bo-Mee Lee 73-69 — 142 Pornanong Phatlum 72-70 — 142 Wei-Ling Hsu 71-71 — 142 Carlota Ciganda 70-72 — 142 Brittany Lang 69-73 — 142 Paula Creamer 69-73 — 142 So Yeon Ryu 74-69 — 143 Ai Miyazato 73-70 — 143 Shiho Oyama 73-70 — 143 Hyo Joo Kim 73-70 — 143 Moriya Jutanugarn 73-70 — 143 Candie Kung 72-71 — 143 Gerina Piller 72-71 — 143 Austin Ernst 71-72 — 143 Suzann Pettersen 71-72 — 143 Cristie Kerr 70-73 — 143 Charley Hull 75-69 — 144 Mika Miyazato 74-70 — 144 Na Yeon Choi 73-71 — 144 I.K. Kim 73-71 — 144 Anna Nordqvist 69-75 — 144 Brittany Lincicome 75-70 — 145 Sandra Gal 74-71 — 145 Mo Martin 73-72 — 145 Budsabakorn Sukapan 72-73 — 145 Sei Young Kim 69-76 — 145 Julieta Granada 76-70 — 146 Ariya Jutanugarn 73-73 — 146 Lizette Salas 73-73 — 146 Angela Stanford 73-73 — 146 a-P. Tavatanakit 72-74 — 146 Karine Icher 72-74 — 146 Ilhee Lee 71-75 — 146 Mariajo Uribe 71-75 — 146 Sun Young Yoo 77-70 — 147 Jaye Marie Green 76-71 — 147 Kris Tamulis 75-72 — 147 Thidapa Suwannapura 73-74 — 147 Caroline Masson 73-74 — 147 Beatriz Recari 72-75 — 147 Sakura Yokomine 71-76 — 147 Azahara Munoz 68-79 — 147 Michelle Wie 74-74 — 148 Mi Hyang Lee 74-74 — 148 Inbee Park 72-76 — 148 P. Thanapolboonyaras 75-74 — 149 Sydnee Michaels 73-76 — 149 Shanshan Feng 73-76 — 149 Mirim Lee 73-76 — 149 Yani Tseng 75-77 — 152 Morgan Pressel 72-80 — 152 Jane Park 80-73 — 153 Karrie Webb 76-77 — 153

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Men’s basketball CONFERENCE STANDINGS ATLANTIC 10 Conference W L Pct St. Joseph’s 12 3 .800 Dayton 12 3 .800 VCU 12 3 .800 St. Bona. 11 4 .733 G. Wash. 10 5 .667 Davidson 9 6 .600 Rhode Island 7 8 .467 Richmond 6 9 .400 Fordham 5 10 .333 Duquesne 5 10 .333 UMass. 5 10 .333 St. Louis U. 5 10 .333 Geo. Mason 4 11 .267 La Salle 2 13 .133

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Pct .821 .815 .714 .731 .750 .654 .536 .519 .538 .536 .444 .370 .357 .231

BIG 12

Conference W L Pct Kansas 12 3 .800 Oklahoma 10 5 .667 West Virginia 10 5 .667 Baylor 9 6 .600 Texas 9 6 .600 Iowa St. 8 7 .533 Texas Tech 8 7 .533 Kansas St. 4 11 .267 Oklahoma St. 3 12 .200 TCU 2 13 .133

Overall W L 24 4 22 5 21 7 20 8 18 10 19 9 18 9 15 13 12 16 11 17

Pct .857 .815 .750 .714 .643 .679 .667 .536 .429 .393

BIG TEN

Conference W L Pct 13 3 .813 11 4 .733 11 4 .733 10 5 .667 10 5 .667 10 6 .625 10 6 .625 9 6 .600 6 9 .400 6 10 .375 5 10 .333 4 11 .267 2 13 .133 0 15 .000

Overall W L 23 6 23 5 20 7 23 5 18 10 20 9 18 11 21 7 15 13 14 15 17 11 12 16 8 19 6 22

Pct .793 .821 .741 .821 .643 .690 .621 .750 .536 .483 .607 .429 .296 .214

Conference W L Pct 15 2 .882 12 5 .706 12 5 .706 10 7 .588 10 7 .588 8 9 .471 7 10 .412 7 10 .412 3 14 .176 1 16 .059

Overall W L 22 7 23 7 18 12 21 9 18 12 12 17 14 15 13 16 5 25 6 23

Pct .759 .767 .600 .700 .600 .414 .483 .448 .167 .207

Conference W L Pct 12 3 .800 10 5 .667 10 5 .667 10 5 .667 6 9 .400 4 11 .267 W L Pct 10 5 .667 9 6 .600 9 7 .563 6 9 .400 3 13 .188 2 13 .133

Overall W L 20 9 19 9 18 10 17 11 15 15 8 22 W L 18 12 15 13 13 16 13 17 6 22 5 23

Pct .690 .679 .643 .607 .500 .267 Pct .600 .536 .448 .433 .214 .179

Conference W L Pct 11 4 .733 10 5 .667 10 5 .667 9 6 .600 9 6 .600 8 7 .533 8 7 .533 7 8 .467 7 8 .467 7 8 .467 6 9 .400 5 10 .333 5 10 .333 3 12 .200

Overall W L 21 7 23 5 21 7 17 11 16 12 18 10 17 11 16 11 14 12 14 14 13 15 12 15 11 16 10 18

Pct .750 .821 .750 .607 .571 .643 .607 .593 .538 .500 .464 .444 .407 .357

Indiana Maryland Iowa Michigan St. Wisconsin Michigan Ohio St. Purdue Penn St. Nebraska Northwestern Illinois Minnesota Rutgers MO. VALLEY Wichita St. Evansville Illinois St. SIU C’dale N. Iowa. Missouri St. Loyola (Chi.) Indiana St. Bradley Drake OHIO VALLEY East Belmont Tenn. St. Tenn. Tech Morehead St. E. Kentucky J’ville St. West Tenn.-Martin Murray St. Eastern Ill. Austin Peay SIUE SEMO SEC Kentucky S. Carolina Texas A&M Vanderbilt LSU Mississippi Florida Alabama Georgia Arkansas Tennessee Mississippi St. Auburn Missouri

Men’s top 25 schedule Saturday’s Games No. 1 Villanova at Marquette, 1 p.m. No. 2 Kansas vs. Texas Tech, 11 a.m. No. 3 Oklahoma at No. 25 Texas, 1 p.m. No. 3 Virginia vs. No. 7 North Carolina, 5:30 p.m. No. 9 Arizona at Utah, 1 p.m. No. 10 Maryland at No. 20 Purdue, 3 p.m. No. 11 Louisville at No. 12 Miami, 1 p.m. No. 14 West Virginia at Oklahoma State, 5 p.m. No. 16 Kentucky at Vanderbilt, 3 p.m. No. 17 Iowa State vs. Kansas State, 5 p.m. No. 19 Baylor at TCU, 7 p.m. No. 21 Texas A&M at Missouri, 3 p.m. No. 23 Notre Dame at Florida State, 3 p.m.

Division I men’s scores East Brown 84, Dartmouth 83, OT Iona 86, Manhattan 73 Marist 91, Quinnipiac 77 Monmouth 79, Rider 58 Penn 79, Cornell 67 Princeton 88, Columbia 83 Yale 59, Harvard 50 Midwest Akron 89, Bowling Green 54 Green Bay 85, Ill.-Chicago 69 Oakland 108, Detroit 97 Valparaiso 80, Milwaukee 76, OT

Women’s top 25 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Australian Ladies Masters

15.

Friday at Gold Coast, Australia Purse: $277,690; Yards 6,445; Par: 73 Second Round | a-amateur Nicole Broch Larsen, DEN 67-69 — Camilla Lennarth, Sweden 68-68 — Jiyai Shin, S. Korea 68-70 — Brooke Henderson, Canada 67-71 — Holly Clyburn, ENG 70-69 — So Young Lee, S. Korea 70-69 — Felicity Johnson, ENG 73-67 — Cheng Ssu-chia, Taiwan 68-73 — Katie Burnett, U.S. 70-71 — a-Hye Jin Choi, S. Korea 71-71 — Stacey Keating, Australia 69-73 — Lauren Taylor, ENG 68-74 — a-Hannah Green, Australia 71-71 — Malene Jorgensen, DEN 70-72 — Also Dori Carter, U.S. 71-76 — Beth Allen, U.S. 77-72 — Laura Davies, ENG 76-73 — Missed cut Amelia Lewis, U.S. 74-77 — Cheyenne Woods, U.S. 75-81 — Sydney Cox, U.S. 79-83 —

16. 136 136 138 138 139 139 140 141 141 142 142 142 142 142 147 149 150 151 156 162

COLLEGES Area schools FRIDAY RESULTS Baseball Missouri 12, Hofstra 2 (Game 1) Carson-Newman 9, McKendree 3 G1: Missouri Baptist 4, Dakota Wesleyan 1 G2: Missouri Baptist 8, Dakota Wesleyan 0 Men’s basketball St. Louis CC 96, North Central Missouri 90 Women’s basketball St. Louis CC 77, North Central Missouri 75 Men’s volleyball Ball State def. Lindenwood 3-0 (25-14, 25-21, 25-15) Lewis def. McKendree 3-1 (25-16, 25-20, 27-29, 25-15) Women’s tennis Pomona-Pitzer 7, Washington U. 2 St. Louis U. 7, Missouri State 0 THURSDAY LATE RESULT Women’s basketball McKendree 71, Illinois-Springfield 54 Men’s basketball McKendree 88, Illinois-Springfield 83 SATURDAY BASKETBALL SCHEDULE W: SIU Edwardsville at Eastern Illinois, 1 p.m. W: Washington at Chicago, 1 p.m. W: Lindenwood at Lincoln, 1:30 p.m. W: Rhode Island at SLU, 2 p.m. W: Freed-Hardeman at Missouri Baptist, 2 p.m. W: Lyon at Harris-Stowe, 2 p.m. W: Central Baptist at LU-Belleville, 2 p.m. M: Lewis & Clark at Western Iowa, 2 p.m. M: Washington at Chicago, 3 p.m. M: Lindenwood at Lincoln, 3:30 p.m. M: Freed-Hardeman at Missouri Baptist, 4 p.m. M: Lyon at Harris-Stowe, 4 p.m. M: Central Baptist at LU-Belleville, 4 p.m. M: Missouri State at SIU Carbondale, 7 p.m. SUNDAY BASKETBALL SCHEDULE W: Vanderbilt at Missouri, 1 p.m. W: SIU Carbondale at Indiana State, 2 p.m.

17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

UConn (27-0) idle. Next: vs. Tulane, Saturday. Notre Dame (27-1) idle. Next: vs. Boston College, Saturday. South Carolina (27-1) idle. Next: vs. LSU, Sunday. Baylor (28-1) idle. Next: at Kansas State, Saturday. Ohio State (23-5) idle. Next: at No. 20 Michigan State, Saturday. Maryland (26-3) idle. Next: vs. Minnesota, Sunday. Oregon State (24-3) at No. 13 Stanford, late. Next: at California, Sunday. Texas (25-2) idle. Next: vs. TCU, Saturday. Arizona State (25-4) beat Southern Cal 50-45. Next: at No. 14 UCLA, Sunday. Louisville (23-6) idle. Next: vs. Pittsburgh, Sunday. Texas A&M (21-7) idle. Next: vs. No. 15 Kentucky, Sunday. Florida State (22-6) idle. Next: vs. No. 17 Miami, Sunday. Stanford (22-6) vs. No. 7 Oregon State, late. Next: vs. Oregon, Sunday. UCLA (20-7) vs. Arizona, late. Next: vs. No. 9 Arizona State, Sunday. Kentucky (20-6) idle. Next: at No. 11 Texas A&M, Sunday. Mississippi State (23-6) idle. Next: vs. Alabama, Sunday. Miami (22-6) idle. Next: at No. 12 Florida State, Sunday. Syracuse (23-6) idle. Next: ACC Tournament. DePaul (23-7) idle. Next: at Marquette, Saturday. Michigan State (21-7) idle. Next: vs. No. 5 Ohio State, Saturday. South Florida (20-7) idle. Next: vs. Temple, Saturday. Oklahoma State (20-7) idle. Next: at West Virginia, Saturday. Oklahoma (18-9) idle. Next: vs. Iowa State, Saturday. Missouri (21-7) idle. Next: vs. Vanderbilt, Sunday. Colorado State (25-1) idle. Next: vs. Nevada, Saturday.

MOTOR SPORTS Sprint Cup • Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 lineup After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga. Lap length: 1.54 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 191.582 mph. 2. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 190.13. 3. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 189.987. 4. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 189.961. 5. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 189.863. 6. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 189.779. 7. (19) Carl Edwards, Toyota, 189.766. 8. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 189.681. 9. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 189.364. 10. (44) Brian Scott, Ford, 188.591. 11. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 187.196. 12. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 190.385. 13. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 190.26. 14. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 190.182. 15. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 190.15. 16. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 189.818. 17. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 189.144. 18. (14) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 189.138. 19. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 188.79. 20. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 188.719. 21. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 188.713. 22. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 188.636. 23. (21) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 187.449. 24. (24) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 189.39. 25. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 189.079. 26. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 189.041. 27. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 188.565. 28. (15) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 188.028. 29. (38) Landon Cassill, Ford, 187.837. 30. (7) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 187.392. 31. (34) Chris Buescher, Ford, 187.12. 32. (95) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 185.903. 33. (23) David Ragan, Toyota, 185.778. 34. (46) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 185.617. 35. (83) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 185.499. 36. (98) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 184.039. 37. (30) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 183.82. 38. (32) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Ford, 180.769. 39. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota.


SPORTS

02.27.2016 • Saturday • M 2

Fowler regroups in Florida, leads at PGA National ASSOCIATED PRESS

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA. • Rickie Fowler isn’t

setting any course records so far at the Honda Classic. He’ll gladly settle for more great golf, and the 36-hole lead. Fowler got back to work last week in Florida after his big disappointment in the Phoenix Open and shot the course record (66) at Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Fla. The next day, he went an hour north to Palm City to play Floridian National and shot 60 to break the course record held by Justin Thomas. He set a more obscure record Friday with his 4-under 66 to build a one-shot lead over Jimmy Walker. Fowler became the first player to go bogey-free over the opening 36 holes in the Honda Classic since it moved to PGA National in 2007. “That’s a big accomplishment around this golf course — not just one day, but back-to-back,” Fowler said. “So pleased with how I’ve managed my game.” In his first start since Fowler lost a two-shot lead with two holes to play and a playof in Phoenix, he put himself right back in position to win. Fowler was at 8-under 132, one ahead of Walker, who finished his round of 66 with a 25-foot birdie on the 17th and a 40-foot eagle putt on No. 18. Sergio Garcia, playing with Fowler, stayed with him until the final four holes. Garcia had a 69 and was two shots behind. Adam Scott also played bogey-free earlier in wind that was slightly calmer and in warmer weather. He holed a 10-foot eagle putt on the third hole and twoputted for birdie on his final hole for a 65 that left him three shots behind. Scott has yet to shoot over par in 10 rounds this year, with nine of those rounds in the 60s. “It’s starting to get really solid, and I’ve got to just keep doing that and let the confidence build,” Scott said. Rory McIlroy left without speaking and won’t be coming back this week. He missed the cut for the second straight year at the Honda Classic. McIlroy tried to play of a muddy patch in the hazard left of the par-3 fifth green, hit of the rocks into the water, took a penalty drop and made triple bogey. A birdie on the final hole gave him a 72, though he missed the cut by one shot. The cut was at 3-over 143, and Phil Mickelson made it on the number. Mickelson, coming of a runner-up finish at Pebble Beach after losing a two-shot lead going into the final round, failed to make a birdie in his round of 74. “I hit 15 greens today and I didn’t make a single birdie. That’s a frustrating deal,” Mickelson said. “I hit a lot of good shots. I’m really not complaining. I just had a hard time getting it in the hole. I don’t know what to say. The score certainly wasn’t very good, but felt like I played all right.” PGA Tour oicials said Jason Bohn sufered a mild heart attack after the second round Friday and withdrew. The tour said Bohn complained of chest pains after his round and went to see a medical staf at PGA National. He was taken by ambulance to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, where tests revealed the mild heart attack. Bohn, who had shot 71-72, was staying in the hospital overnight until more tests Saturday. He was in stable condition. The 42-year-old Bohn is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour who is No. 71 in the world. He is among the more popular players and often partners with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at Pebble Beach.

AMERICA’S LINE NBA Favorite ............. Points........... Underdog CELTICS ...................... 6............................Heat PELICANS..................4.5...................T’Wolves Spurs.........................5.5 .................. ROCKETS BULLS........................ [2] ......................Blazers BUCKS .........................2........................Pistons Warriors....................2.5 ................. THUNDER JAZZ............................10........................... Nets Grizzlies.....................6.5.........................SUNS []-denotes a circle game. A game is circled for a variety of reasons, with the prime factor being an injury. When a game is inside a circle, there is limited wagering. The line could move a few points in either direction, depending on the severity of the injury. COLLEGE BASKETBALL Favorite ............. Points........... Underdog DAYTON.....................8.5............ Rhode Island VIRGINIA ...................3.5 .................N Carolina Georgia Tech..............10.....BOSTON COLLEGE TEMPLE......................12....................C Florida GEORGIA ...................2.5 ................Mississippi UAB ...........................9.5 .............. W Kentucky Butler ..........................1............GEORGETOWN Cincinnati................. 10.5 ............ E CAROLINA GEORGE WASH.......... PK ......... Virginia Comm NC-WILMINGTON.......6.5..................... Towson Wright St .................... 6...........CLEVELAND ST Loyola-Chicago .........2.5 ...................... DRAKE MIAMI-FLORIDA..........3.................... Louisville George Mason........... 1.5 ...................LASALLE BALL ST.....................2.5 ................E Michigan Florida Int’l ............... 1.5 .......... FLA ATLANTIC Davidson ...................4.5................ FORDHAM EVANSVILLE............... 4 ...........Northern Iowa NORTHWESTERN .......18......................Rutgers Villanova .................... 9...............MARQUETTE Oklahoma ................. 1.5 ....................... TEXAS Elon ...........................3.5 ............... DELAWARE KANSAS......................13.................Texas Tech SYRACUSE.................5.5 ....................NC State MISSISSIPPI ST ...........1...................S Carolina GEORGIA ST ............... 9...........Appalachian St JAMES MADISON ........3.......... William & Mary IOWA ST.....................9.5 ..................Kansas St Kent St....................... 1.5 ............. MIAMI-OHIO OHIO U ......................3.5 ......................Buffalo PROVIDENCE..............13.......................DePaul HOFSTRA.....................7..................Charleston Pepperdine ...............4.5...LOYOLA-M’MOUNT Kentucky ................... 1.5 .............VANDERBILT SO ILLINOIS...............8.5............... Missouri St INDIANA ST.............. 12.5 ....................Bradley ST. BONA ..................10.5 ........ Massachusetts Northeastern............4.5.....................DREXEL Texas A&M ................9.5 ................. MISSOURI PURDUE ....................3.5 ..................Maryland STANFORD ..................1.............................Ucla NO ILLINOIS ............... 6.................W Michigan UL-Lafayette .............. 8................S ALABAMA ALABAMA...................10...................... Auburn UL-Monroe ................. 4 ..........................TROY Notre Dame .............. 1.5 .............. FLORIDA ST MIDDLE TENN ST ......2.5 ................... Marshall PRINCETON................19.......................Cornell BROWN...................... PK .................... Harvard Richmond....................1.................DUQUESNE W Virginia .................. 6........... OKLAHOMA ST SAN DIEGO ST .............7.......................Boise St LOUISIANA TECH ......9.5 ...........................Rice CHARLOTTE.................5............................Utep No Kentucky................2.......YOUNGSTOWN ST Columbia...................3.5 ........................ PENN TOLEDO...................... 6..................C Michigan LONG BEACH ST.........11.............Cal-Riverside ARK-L ROCK ...............14..................... Texas St TENNESSEE.................2.................... Arkansas OLD DOMINION..........17........................... Utsa SOUTHERN MISS....... 1.5 ..................... N Texas LSU..............................2........................Florida YALE ...........................16................ Dartmouth Baylor........................8.5........................... TCU WICHITA ST ................16....................Illinois St UT-Arlington ...............7............ ARKANSAS ST Cal-Irvine .................. 7.5 ................ CAL-DAVIS Cal-Santa Barb..........5.5 .........CS-FULLERTON SANTA CLARA .............2.........................Pacific Portland......................1................. SAN DIEGO NEW MEXICO.............6.5.................. Fresno St UTAH ...........................3.......................Arizona UTAH ST .....................10................ San Jose St UNLV.......................... NL .................. Wyoming St. Mary’s-CA ............. 8.........SAN FRANCISCO BYU............................2.5 ................... Gonzaga HAWAII ..................... 14.5 .........CS-Northridge Ipfw .............................1.......................... IUPUI VMI............................. 4 ....................... Citadel W CAROLINA............. 1.5 .....................Furman ST. PETER’S ...............3.5 ....................Fairfield N DAKOTA .................. 6........... Sacramento St IDAHO..........................1............. E Washington NO ARIZONA .............6.5......... Southern Utah E TENNESSEE ST.......4.5.................... Wofford TENN-CHATT ..............12.....................Samford Morehead St ............. 7.5 .......... JACK’VILLE ST S DAKOTA ST..............12..............Oral Roberts DENVER.......................1................ N Dakota St MURRAY ST...............4.5............. Tenn-Martin AUSTIN PEAY .............11........... SE Missouri St W ILLINOIS..................1.....................S Dakota TENNESSEE TECH .....3.5 ............... E Kentucky IDAHO ST...................2.5 ...............Montana St Portland St................ PK .........NO COLORADO WEBER ST..................2.5 ...................Montana NHL Favorite .............. Odds............ Underdog FLYERS .............. -$145/+$125 .............Coyotes PENGUINS......... -$170/+$150 ................... Jets Panthers ............ -$120/even ...BLUE JACKETS PREDATORS ...... -$125/+$105 .................Blues STARS................ -$125/+$105 ............ Rangers CANADIENS....... -$175/+$155.......Maple Leafs c-AVALANCHE ... -$125/+$105 ........ Red Wings FLAMES..............-$110/-$110............Senators KINGS ............... -$240/+$200 ............. Sabres c- Coors Field, Denver, CO. Grand Salami: Over/under 49.5 goals. SOCCER • English Premier League Chelsea....................................................+$140 SOUTHAMPTON ......................................+$180 Draw........................................................+$220 Over/under goal total.........................2.5 goals

GOLF ROUNDUP Yang moves into lead in LPGA Thailand Defending champion Amy Yang carded a 3-under 69 to lead by one halfway through the LPGA Thailand in Chonburi on Friday. Yang trailed irst-round leader Lexi Thompson by two before teeing of at Siam Country Club, then had consecutive bogeys on Nos. 5 and 6, but rallied with four birdies, including on the par-3 12th. At 9 under overall, the South Korean was one shot ahead of countrywoman Q Baek (71) and Americans Jessica Korda (66) and Thompson (72). “I struggled a little bit on the front, two bogeys straight, but I stayed patient, got through it well,” Yang said. “Leading by one shot is not much, and two more rounds is still a lot of golf.” Korda’s low round of the day, matched by Haru Nomura of Japan, was capped by a 12-foot eagle putt on No. 18. Xi Yu Lin of China had a hole-in-one on the 186-yard, par-3 16th, and won a Honda Accord. Uihlein shares top spot in Perth • Peter Uihlein of the United States shot a 4-under 68 and was tied for the second-round lead with Brett Rumford at the Perth International, with former British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen a stroke behind in Australia. Uihlein, who birdied his inal two holes after starting on the back nine, and Rumford, who carded 65, had 36-hole totals of 11-under 133 at Lake Karrinyup Country Club. Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion playing for the irst time in Australia, had a 64 for the low round of the day after an opening 70. Oosthuizen was on track to join Rumford and Uihlein at the top of the leaderboard but missed a short birdie putt on the inal hole. European Ryder Cup player Victor Dubuisson of France posted a 1-under 71 but was still 4 over overall and missed the cut in the European Tour and Australasian PGA event. Australian Marcus Fraser, who won the Maybank Championship in Malaysia last week, shot 73 and was at 2 under overall. Other notables beside Dubuisson to miss the cut included defending champion Thorbjorn Olesen (78, 5 over) and 2013 winner Jin Jeong (73, 4 over). Two tied in Australian Ladies Masters • Nicole Broch Larsen of Denmark and Sweden’s Camilla Lennarth took a two-stroke, second-round lead at the Australian Ladies Masters. Lennarth shot another 5-under 68 and Larsen a 69 for two-round totals of 10-under 136 at Royal Pines in Gold Coast. Brooke Henderson of Canada, who led with Larsen and Marion Ricordeau after the irst round with 67s, was tied for third after a 71 with South Korean Jiyai Shin (70). So Young Lee of South Korea and England’s Holly Clyburn, who each shot 69s, were tied for ifth. Ricordeau, of France, shot 77 to drop eight strokes of the pace in the joint Ladies European Tour and Australian Ladies event. Associated Press

LEICESTER CITY .......................................-$220 Norwich City ...........................................+$520 Draw........................................................+$330 Over/under goal total.........................2.5 goals Sunday TOTTENHAM ............................................-$250 Swansea City...........................................+$700 Draw........................................................ +$325 Over/under goal total.........................2.5 goals Arsenal.................................................... +$145 MANCHESTER UNITED............................+$190 Draw........................................................ +$210 Over/under goal total........................ 2.0 goals OSCARS Odds to win the Oscar for Best Picture “The Revenant”........................................... 1/2 “Spotlight”................................................... 2/1 “The Big Short” ...........................................4/1 “The Martian”............................................80/1 “Mad Max: Fury Road”..............................80/1 “Room” ....................................................100/1 “Brooklyn” ...............................................200/1 “Bridge of Spies”.....................................200/1 Odds to win the Oscar for Best Actor Leonardo DiCaprio ....................................1/50 Eddie Redmayne........................................20/1 Michael Fassbender ..................................20/1 Bryan Cranston..........................................50/1 Matt Damon...............................................60/1 Odds to win the Oscar for Best Actress Brie Larson ................................................1/20 Saoirse Ronan............................................ 10/1 Cate Blanchett........................................... 25/1 Jennifer Lawrence.....................................30/1 Charlotte Rampling...................................40/1 Odds to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor Sylvester Stallone........................................ 1/2 Mark Rylance...............................................5/2 Tom Hardy ..................................................15/1 Christian Bale ............................................20/1 Mark Ruffalo..............................................40/1 Odds to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress Alicia Vikander ............................................ 1/2 Rooney Mara ............................................... 7/2 Kate Winslet................................................. 7/2 Jennifer Jason Leigh..................................30/1 Rachel McAdams.....................................100/1 Odds to win the Oscar for Best Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu........................ 1/5 George Miller............................................... 5/1 Adam McKay.............................................. 10/1 Tom McCarthy ............................................15/1 Lenny Abrahamson ...................................80/1 Odds to win for Best Animated Feature “Inside Out”.............................................1/100 “Anomalisa”...............................................20/1 “Shaun The Sheep Movie” ........................ 25/1 “Boy and the World” .................................50/1 “When Marnie Was There”........................50/1 Home team in CAPS © 2016 Benjamin Eckstein

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Cleveland OF Abraham Almonte 80 games for a violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League CLEVELAND — Agreed to terms with OF Will Venable on a minor league contract. MINNESOTA — Agreed to terms with SS Agustin Marte on a minor league contract. National League CHICAGO — Agreed to terms with OF Shane Victorino on a minor league contract. HOCKEY • National Hockey League CHICAGO — Traded D Rob Scuderi to Los Angeles for D Christian Ehrhoff. Acquired F Tomas Fleischmann and F Dale Weise from the Montreal Canadiens for F Phillip Danault and Chicago’s second-round pick in the 2018 Draft. COLORADO — Recalled F Troy Bourke fromi Fort Wayne (ECHL) to San Antonio (AHL). MONTREAL — Recalled D Mac Bennett from Brampton (ECHL) to St. John’s (AHL). PITTSBURGH — Signed D Olli Maatta to a six-year contract extension. TAMPA BAY — Signed D Braydon Coburn to a three-year contract extension. WINNIPEG — Recalled Fs Axel Blomqvist and Jimmy Lodge from Tulsa (ECHL) to Manitoba (AHL). SOCCER FIFA — Elected Gianni Infantino president.

St. LOuIS POSt-dISPatCH • B9

COLLEGE DAYTON — Named Chantae McMillan volunteer assistant women’s track and field coach. IOWA — Named Kelvin Bell recruiting coordinator and defensive assistant coach. KANSAS — Named Joe DeForest special teams coordinator/assistant defensive coach. MONMOUTH, N.J. — Signed basketball coach King Rice to a five-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season WISCONSIN — Named John Stocco director of development in a partnership with the UW Foundation and Derek Steinbach director of development for premium seating and major gifts.

GOLF PGA • Honda Classic Friday at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Purse: $6.1 million; Yards 7,140; Par 70 Second Round Rickie Fowler 66-66 — 132 Jimmy Walker 67-66 — 133 Sergio Garcia 65-69 — 134 Adam Scott 70-65 — 135 Hudson Swafford 71-65 — 136 Blayne Barber 70-66 — 136 John Senden 71-66 — 137 Scott Brown 70-67 — 137 William McGirt 66-72 — 138 Michael Thompson 65-73 — 138 Justin Thomas 69-69 — 138 David Lingmerth 67-71 — 138 Luke List 73-65 — 138 Vijay Singh 69-70 — 139 Patton Kizzire 75-64 — 139 Andrew Loupe 71-68 — 139 Jamie Donaldson 72-67 — 139 Dawie van der Walt 71-68 — 139 Brett Stegmaier 72-67 — 139 Ken Duke 75-65 — 140 Greg Owen 69-71 — 140 Graeme McDowell 71-69 — 140 Davis Love III 71-69 — 140 Morgan Hoffmann 75-65 — 140 Russell Knox 70-70 — 140 Ian Poulter 71-69 — 140 Sung Kang 71-69 — 140 Darron Stiles 69-72 — 141 Chesson Hadley 70-71 — 141 Stewart Cink 73-68 — 141 Alex Cejka 71-70 — 141 Padraig Harrington 73-68 — 141 Ryan Palmer 73-68 — 141 Will MacKenzie 71-70 — 141 Sean O’Hair 69-72 — 141 Tyrone Van Aswegen 71-70 — 141 Daniel Summerhays 71-70 — 141 Camilo Villegas 72-69 — 141 Jason Dufner 68-73 — 141 Brooks Koepka 70-71 — 141 Robert Streb 73-68 — 141 Jeff Overton 72-69 — 141 Mark Hubbard 71-70 — 141 Francesco Molinari 73-68 — 141 Si Woo Kim 68-74 — 142 Brendan Steele 74-68 — 142 Luke Donald 75-67 — 142 Derek Fathauer 70-72 — 142 Erik Compton 68-74 — 142 Andy Sullivan 71-71 — 142 Graham DeLaet 72-70 — 142 Justin Hicks 67-75 — 142 Steve Wheatcroft 71-71 — 142 George McNeill 67-75 — 142 Seung-Yul Noh 75-67 — 142 Shane Lowry 67-75 — 142 Emiliano Grillo 72-70 — 142 Smylie Kaufman 70-72 — 142 Stuart Appleby 70-72 — 142 Gary Woodland 70-72 — 142 Colt Knost 75-67 — 142 John Huh 71-72 — 143 Will Wilcox 70-73 — 143 Spencer Levin 73-70 — 143 Ben Martin 71-72 — 143 Tom Hoge 70-73 — 143 Bronson Burgoon 72-71 — 143 Michael Kim 72-71 — 143 Freddie Jacobson 72-71 — 143 Billy Horschel 73-70 — 143 Kevin Kisner 72-71 — 143 Phil Mickelson 69-74 — 143 Retief Goosen 71-72 — 143 Ernie Els 71-72 — 143 Paul Casey 69-74 — 143 Kyle Stanley 73-70 — 143 Sam Saunders 69-74 — 143 Failed to make the cut Charles Howell III 72-72 — 144 Scott Pinckney 71-73 — 144 Rory McIlroy 72-72 — 144 Lucas Glover 71-73 — 144 Harold Varner III 70-74 — 144 Matthew Fitzpatrick 71-73 — 144 Jonas Blixt 74-70 — 144 Chris Stroud 75-69 — 144 Brendon Todd 72-73 — 145 Adam Hadwin 68-77 — 145 Daniel Berger 73-72 — 145 Cameron Tringale 70-75 — 145 Brendon de Jonge 70-75 — 145 Ollie Schniederjans 69-76 — 145 Keegan Bradley 77-69 — 146 Geoff Ogilvy 72-74 — 146 Zach Johnson 75-71 — 146 Johnson Wagner 77-69 — 146 Martin Laird 77-69 — 146 Anirban Lahiri 70-76 — 146 Chad Campbell 74-72 — 146 Russell Henley 74-72 — 146 Patrick Reed 74-72 — 146 Bernd Wiesberger 75-71 — 146 Hiroshi Iwata 75-71 — 146 Angel Cabrera 72-75 — 147 Fabian Gomez 75-72 — 147 Chris Kirk 76-71 — 147 Branden Grace 73-74 — 147 Tom Gillis 77-70 — 147 Jim Herman 74-74 — 148 Ben Crane 77-71 — 148 Robert Allenby 74-74 — 148 Steve Marino 73-75 — 148 Chris Baker 76-72 — 148 Boo Weekley 73-75 — 148 Mike Weir 75-73 — 148 Pat Perez 72-76 — 148 Jason Kokrak 79-69 — 148 Kyle Reifers 76-72 — 148 David Hearn 77-71 — 148 Tony Finau 72-77 — 149 Jerry Kelly 71-79 — 150 Carlos Ortiz 74-76 — 150 Jon Curran 78-72 — 150 Tyler Aldridge 76-74 — 150 Alan Morin 76-74 — 150 Chad Collins 76-74 — 150 Jamie Lovemark 74-76 — 150 Peter Malnati 73-77 — 150 Ricky Barnes 70-80 — 150 Whee Kim 76-75 — 151 Mark Wilson 75-76 — 151 Matt Jones 75-76 — 151 Dicky Pride 76-75 — 151 Scott Piercy 77-74 — 151 Rory Sabbatini 76-76 — 152 Brian Harman 78-74 — 152 Nicholas Thompson 79-74 — 153 Matt Every 74-80 — 154 Zac Blair 80-75 — 155 Mark Blakefield 81-75 — 156 Patrick Rodgers 76-81 — 157 Scott Stallings 78-79 — 157 Hideki Matsuyama 71 — WD

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ISPS Handa Perth International Scores Friday at Perth, Australia Purse: $1.27 million; Yards 7,143; Par: 72 Second Round Peter Uihlein, United States 65-68 — Brett Rumford, AUS 68-65 — Louis Oosthuizen, S. Africa 70-64 — Rhein Gibson, AUS 67-68 — Jason Scrivener, AUS 69-67 — Alexander Levy, France 70-67 — Mardan Mamat, Singapore 69-69 — Todd Sinnott, AUS 68-71 — Magnus A.Carlsson, Sweden 68-71 — David Bransdon, AUS 71-68 — Adilson da Silva, Brazil 72-67 — Richard Lee, Canada 68-71 — David Lipsky, U.S. 72-67 — Romain Wattel, France 66-73 — Scott Arnold, AUS 68-71 — Shiv Kapur, India 66-73 — Jeunhung Wang, Korea 71-68 — David Drysdale, Scotland 69-70 — Benjamin Hebert, France 70-70 — Jamie McLeary, Scotland 71-69 — Scott Strange, AUS 70-70 — Daniel Nisbet, AUS 70-70 — Panuphol Pittayarat, THA 73-67 — Jens Fahrbring, Sweden 72-68 — Michael Sim, AUS 69-72 — Matthew Guyatt, AUS 71-70 — Brad Kennedy, AUS 70-71 — Ulrich Van Den Berg, S. Africa 72-69 — Michael Wright, AUS 71-70 — Steven Jeffress, AUS 69-72 — Andrew Johnston, ENG 70-71 — Daniel Valente, AUS 71-70 — Robert Dinwiddie, ENG 70-71 — Mikko Korhonen, Finland 71-70 — Anthony Houston, AUS 68-73 — Himmat Rai, India 74-67 — Julien Quesne, France 73-69 — Marcus Fraser, AUS 69-73 — Ryan Fox, NZ 72-70 — Wade Ormsby, AUS 69-73 — Masahiro Kawamura, Japan 70-72 — Adrian Otaegui, ESP 71-71 — Aron Price, AUS 71-71 — Peter Senior, AUS 69-73 — Ashley Hall, AUS 69-73 — Stephen Dartnall, AUS 73-69 — Ryan Evans, ENG 72-70 — Richard McEvoy, ENG 75-67 — Terry Pilkadaris, AUS 73-69 — Chiragh Kumar, India 71-72 — David McKenzie, AUS 74-69 — Matthew Griffin, AUS 72-71 — Stephen Leaney, AUS 71-72 — Cormac Sharvin, Ireland 68-75 — Ricardo Gouveia, Portugal 72-71 — Javi Colomo, ESP 72-71 — Peter O’Malley, AUS 76-68 — Soomin Lee, S. Korea 74-70 — Nick Cullen, AUS 68-76 — Gaganjeet Bhullar, India 77-67 — Stuart Manley, Wales 72-72 — Peter Lonard, AUS 72-72 — Greg Chalmers, AUS 72-72 — Gregory Bourdy, France 73-71 — Gary Stal, France 72-72 — T. Chuayprakong, THA 73-71 — Mathew Goggin, AUS 70-74 —

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Josh Geary, NZ Adam Bland, AUS Hung Chien-yao, Taiwan Rory Bourke, AUS Nino Bertasio, Italy Max McCardle, AUS Anthony Summers, AUS Missed cut Richard Bland, ENG Oliver Wilson, ENG Daniel Popovic,AUS Nicolas Colsaerts, BEL Lucas Bjerregaard, DEN James Nitties, AUS Gareth Paddison, NZ Aaron Pike, AUS Rhys Davies, Wales Daniel Gavins, ENG Paul Dunne, Ireland Renato Paratore, Italy S.S.P. Chawrasia, India Daniel Fox, AUS Natipong Srithong, THA Matthew Southgate, ENG Lincoln Tighe, AUS Callum Shinkwin, ENG Lasse Jensen, DEN Matthew Millar, AUS Danny Chia, Malaysia Arjun Atwal, India Borja Virto Astudillo, ESP Daniel Im, U.S. James Robinson, ENG Ryan Carter, U.S. Berry Henson, U.S. Miguel Tabuena, PHI Scott Laycock, AUS Scott Barr, AUS Kristopher Mueck, AUS Aaron Townsend, AUS Francesco Laporta, Italy Jordan Zunic, AUS James Morrison, ENG Victor Dubuisson, France Peter Fowler, AUS Alejandro Canizares, ESP Ben Eccles, AUS Lucas Herbert, AUS Jarryd Felton, AUS Rohan Blizard, AUS Siddikur Rahman, BGD Ryan Lynch, AUS Dimitrios Papadatos, AUS Andrew Dodt, AUS Richard Green, AUS Jin Jeong, S. Korea Mikko Ilonen, Finland Carlos Pigem, ESP Nicholas Fung, Malaysia Matteo Manassero, Italy Danthai Boonma, THA David Dixon, ENG Anthony Brown, AUS Ross McGowan, ENG Edoardo Molinari, Italy Alvaro Quiros, ESP Thorbjorn Olesen, DEN James Busby, ENG Andrew Evans, AUS Michael Hendry, NZ Steve Webster, ENG Joachim Hansen, DEN Michael Hoey, NIRL Michael Long, NZ Paul Peterson, U.S. Adam Stephens, AUS Gregory Havret, France Tom Lewis, ENG Brad Shilton, NZ J. Janewattananond, THA Stephen Lewton, ENG Jamie Hook, AUS David Smail, NZ Anthony Wall, ENG Morten Oru Madsen, DEN Samuel Brazel, AUS Alistair Presnell, AUS Jeev Milkha Singh, India

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LPGA • Honda Thailand Friday at Chonburi, Thailand Purse: $1.6 million; Yards 6,568; Par: 72 Second Round | a-amateur Amy Yang 66-69 — 135 Jessica Korda 70-66 — 136 Q Baek 65-71 — 136 Lexi Thompson 64-72 — 136 Haru Nomura 72-66 — 138 Chella Choi 70-68 — 138 In Gee Chun 69-69 — 138 Ha Na Jang 69-69 — 138 Xi Yu Lin 71-68 — 139 Pernilla Lindberg 69-70 — 139 Jenny Shin 68-71 — 139 Kim Kaufman 72-68 — 140 Eun-Hee Ji 70-70 — 140 Minjee Lee 69-71 — 140 Hee Young Park 72-69 — 141 Stacy Lewis 75-67 — 142 Lee-Anne Pace 74-68 — 142 Bo-Mee Lee 73-69 — 142 Pornanong Phatlum 72-70 — 142 Wei-Ling Hsu 71-71 — 142 Carlota Ciganda 70-72 — 142 Brittany Lang 69-73 — 142 Paula Creamer 69-73 — 142 So Yeon Ryu 74-69 — 143 Ai Miyazato 73-70 — 143 Shiho Oyama 73-70 — 143 Hyo Joo Kim 73-70 — 143 Moriya Jutanugarn 73-70 — 143 Candie Kung 72-71 — 143 Gerina Piller 72-71 — 143 Austin Ernst 71-72 — 143 Suzann Pettersen 71-72 — 143 Cristie Kerr 70-73 — 143 Charley Hull 75-69 — 144 Mika Miyazato 74-70 — 144 Na Yeon Choi 73-71 — 144 I.K. Kim 73-71 — 144 Anna Nordqvist 69-75 — 144 Brittany Lincicome 75-70 — 145 Sandra Gal 74-71 — 145 Mo Martin 73-72 — 145 Budsabakorn Sukapan 72-73 — 145 Sei Young Kim 69-76 — 145 Julieta Granada 76-70 — 146 Ariya Jutanugarn 73-73 — 146 Lizette Salas 73-73 — 146 Angela Stanford 73-73 — 146 a-P. Tavatanakit 72-74 — 146 Karine Icher 72-74 — 146 Ilhee Lee 71-75 — 146 Mariajo Uribe 71-75 — 146 Sun Young Yoo 77-70 — 147 Jaye Marie Green 76-71 — 147 Kris Tamulis 75-72 — 147 Thidapa Suwannapura 73-74 — 147 Caroline Masson 73-74 — 147 Beatriz Recari 72-75 — 147 Sakura Yokomine 71-76 — 147 Azahara Munoz 68-79 — 147 Michelle Wie 74-74 — 148 Mi Hyang Lee 74-74 — 148 Inbee Park 72-76 — 148 P. Thanapolboonyaras 75-74 — 149 Sydnee Michaels 73-76 — 149 Shanshan Feng 73-76 — 149 Mirim Lee 73-76 — 149 Yani Tseng 75-77 — 152 Morgan Pressel 72-80 — 152 Jane Park 80-73 — 153 Karrie Webb 76-77 — 153

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Men’s basketball CONFERENCE STANDINGS ATLANTIC 10 Conference W L Pct St. Joseph’s 12 3 .800 Dayton 12 3 .800 VCU 12 3 .800 St. Bona. 11 4 .733 G. Wash. 10 5 .667 Davidson 9 6 .600 Rhode Island 7 8 .467 Richmond 6 9 .400 Fordham 5 10 .333 Duquesne 5 10 .333 UMass. 5 10 .333 St. Louis U. 5 10 .333 Geo. Mason 4 11 .267 La Salle 2 13 .133

Overall W L 23 5 22 5 20 8 19 7 21 7 17 9 15 13 14 13 14 12 15 13 12 15 10 17 10 18 6 20

Pct .821 .815 .714 .731 .750 .654 .536 .519 .538 .536 .444 .370 .357 .231

BIG 12

Conference W L Pct Kansas 12 3 .800 Oklahoma 10 5 .667 West Virginia 10 5 .667 Baylor 9 6 .600 Texas 9 6 .600 Iowa St. 8 7 .533 Texas Tech 8 7 .533 Kansas St. 4 11 .267 Oklahoma St. 3 12 .200 TCU 2 13 .133

Overall W L 24 4 22 5 21 7 20 8 18 10 19 9 18 9 15 13 12 16 11 17

Pct .857 .815 .750 .714 .643 .679 .667 .536 .429 .393

BIG TEN

Conference W L Pct 13 3 .813 11 4 .733 11 4 .733 10 5 .667 10 5 .667 10 6 .625 10 6 .625 9 6 .600 6 9 .400 6 10 .375 5 10 .333 4 11 .267 2 13 .133 0 15 .000

Overall W L 23 6 23 5 20 7 23 5 18 10 20 9 18 11 21 7 15 13 14 15 17 11 12 16 8 19 6 22

Pct .793 .821 .741 .821 .643 .690 .621 .750 .536 .483 .607 .429 .296 .214

Conference W L Pct 15 2 .882 12 5 .706 12 5 .706 10 7 .588 10 7 .588 8 9 .471 7 10 .412 7 10 .412 3 14 .176 1 16 .059

Overall W L 22 7 23 7 18 12 21 9 18 12 12 17 14 15 13 16 5 25 6 23

Pct .759 .767 .600 .700 .600 .414 .483 .448 .167 .207

Conference W L Pct 12 3 .800 10 5 .667 10 5 .667 10 5 .667 6 9 .400 4 11 .267 W L Pct 10 5 .667 9 6 .600 9 7 .563 6 9 .400 3 13 .188 2 13 .133

Overall W L 20 9 19 9 18 10 17 11 15 15 8 22 W L 18 12 15 13 13 16 13 17 6 22 5 23

Pct .690 .679 .643 .607 .500 .267 Pct .600 .536 .448 .433 .214 .179

Conference W L Pct 11 4 .733 10 5 .667 10 5 .667 9 6 .600 9 6 .600 8 7 .533 8 7 .533 7 8 .467 7 8 .467 7 8 .467 6 9 .400 5 10 .333 5 10 .333 3 12 .200

Overall W L 21 7 23 5 21 7 17 11 16 12 18 10 17 11 16 11 14 12 14 14 13 15 12 15 11 16 10 18

Pct .750 .821 .750 .607 .571 .643 .607 .593 .538 .500 .464 .444 .407 .357

Indiana Maryland Iowa Michigan St. Wisconsin Michigan Ohio St. Purdue Penn St. Nebraska Northwestern Illinois Minnesota Rutgers MO. VALLEY Wichita St. Evansville Illinois St. SIU C’dale N. Iowa. Missouri St. Loyola (Chi.) Indiana St. Bradley Drake OHIO VALLEY East Belmont Tenn. St. Tenn. Tech Morehead St. E. Kentucky J’ville St. West Tenn.-Martin Murray St. Eastern Ill. Austin Peay SIUE SEMO SEC Kentucky S. Carolina Texas A&M Vanderbilt LSU Mississippi Florida Alabama Georgia Arkansas Tennessee Mississippi St. Auburn Missouri

Men’s top 25 schedule Saturday’s Games No. 1 Villanova at Marquette, 1 p.m. No. 2 Kansas vs. Texas Tech, 11 a.m. No. 3 Oklahoma at No. 25 Texas, 1 p.m. No. 3 Virginia vs. No. 7 North Carolina, 5:30 p.m. No. 9 Arizona at Utah, 1 p.m. No. 10 Maryland at No. 20 Purdue, 3 p.m. No. 11 Louisville at No. 12 Miami, 1 p.m. No. 14 West Virginia at Oklahoma State, 5 p.m. No. 16 Kentucky at Vanderbilt, 3 p.m. No. 17 Iowa State vs. Kansas State, 5 p.m. No. 19 Baylor at TCU, 7 p.m. No. 21 Texas A&M at Missouri, 3 p.m. No. 23 Notre Dame at Florida State, 3 p.m.

Division I men’s scores East Brown 84, Dartmouth 83, OT Iona 86, Manhattan 73 Marist 91, Quinnipiac 77 Monmouth 79, Rider 58 Penn 79, Cornell 67 Princeton 88, Columbia 83 Yale 59, Harvard 50 Midwest Akron 89, Bowling Green 54 Green Bay 85, Ill.-Chicago 69 Oakland 108, Detroit 97 Valparaiso 80, Milwaukee 76, OT

Women’s top 25 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Australian Ladies Masters

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Friday at Gold Coast, Australia Purse: $277,690; Yards 6,445; Par: 73 Second Round | a-amateur Nicole Broch Larsen, DEN 67-69 — Camilla Lennarth, Sweden 68-68 — Jiyai Shin, S. Korea 68-70 — Brooke Henderson, Canada 67-71 — Holly Clyburn, ENG 70-69 — So Young Lee, S. Korea 70-69 — Felicity Johnson, ENG 73-67 — Cheng Ssu-chia, Taiwan 68-73 — Katie Burnett, U.S. 70-71 — a-Hye Jin Choi, S. Korea 71-71 — Stacey Keating, Australia 69-73 — Lauren Taylor, ENG 68-74 — a-Hannah Green, Australia 71-71 — Malene Jorgensen, DEN 70-72 — Also Dori Carter, U.S. 71-76 — Beth Allen, U.S. 77-72 — Laura Davies, ENG 76-73 — Missed cut Amelia Lewis, U.S. 74-77 — Cheyenne Woods, U.S. 75-81 — Sydney Cox, U.S. 79-83 —

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COLLEGES Area schools FRIDAY RESULTS Baseball Missouri 12, Hofstra 2 (Game 1) Carson-Newman 9, McKendree 3 G1: Missouri Baptist 4, Dakota Wesleyan 1 G2: Missouri Baptist 8, Dakota Wesleyan 0 Men’s basketball St. Louis CC 96, North Central Missouri 90 Women’s basketball St. Louis CC 77, North Central Missouri 75 Men’s volleyball Ball State def. Lindenwood 3-0 (25-14, 25-21, 25-15) Lewis def. McKendree 3-1 (25-16, 25-20, 27-29, 25-15) Women’s tennis Pomona-Pitzer 7, Washington U. 2 St. Louis U. 7, Missouri State 0 THURSDAY LATE RESULT Women’s basketball McKendree 71, Illinois-Springfield 54 Men’s basketball McKendree 88, Illinois-Springfield 83 SATURDAY BASKETBALL SCHEDULE W: SIU Edwardsville at Eastern Illinois, 1 p.m. W: Washington at Chicago, 1 p.m. W: Lindenwood at Lincoln, 1:30 p.m. W: Rhode Island at SLU, 2 p.m. W: Freed-Hardeman at Missouri Baptist, 2 p.m. W: Lyon at Harris-Stowe, 2 p.m. W: Central Baptist at LU-Belleville, 2 p.m. M: Lewis & Clark at Western Iowa, 2 p.m. M: Washington at Chicago, 3 p.m. M: Lindenwood at Lincoln, 3:30 p.m. M: Freed-Hardeman at Missouri Baptist, 4 p.m. M: Lyon at Harris-Stowe, 4 p.m. M: Central Baptist at LU-Belleville, 4 p.m. M: Missouri State at SIU Carbondale, 7 p.m. SUNDAY BASKETBALL SCHEDULE W: Vanderbilt at Missouri, 1 p.m. W: SIU Carbondale at Indiana State, 2 p.m.

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UConn (27-0) idle. Next: vs. Tulane, Saturday. Notre Dame (27-1) idle. Next: vs. Boston College, Saturday. South Carolina (27-1) idle. Next: vs. LSU, Sunday. Baylor (28-1) idle. Next: at Kansas State, Saturday. Ohio State (23-5) idle. Next: at No. 20 Michigan State, Saturday. Maryland (26-3) idle. Next: vs. Minnesota, Sunday. Oregon State (24-4) lost to No. 13 Stanford 76-54. Next: at California, Sun. Texas (25-2) idle. Next: vs. TCU, Saturday. Arizona State (25-4) beat Southern Cal 50-45. Next: at No. 14 UCLA, Sunday. Louisville (23-6) idle. Next: vs. Pittsburgh, Sunday. Texas A&M (21-7) idle. Next: vs. No. 15 Kentucky, Sunday. Florida State (22-6) idle. Next: vs. No. 17 Miami, Sunday. Stanford (23-6) beat No. 7 Oregon State 76-54. Next: vs. Oregon, Sunday. UCLA (21-7) beat Arizona 80-53. Next: vs. No. 9 Arizona State, Sunday. Kentucky (20-6) idle. Next: at No. 11 Texas A&M, Sunday. Mississippi State (23-6) idle. Next: vs. Alabama, Sunday. Miami (22-6) idle. Next: at No. 12 Florida State, Sunday. Syracuse (23-6) idle. Next: ACC Tournament. DePaul (23-7) idle. Next: at Marquette, Saturday. Michigan State (21-7) idle. Next: vs. No. 5 Ohio State, Saturday. South Florida (20-7) idle. Next: vs. Temple, Saturday. Oklahoma State (20-7) idle. Next: at West Virginia, Saturday. Oklahoma (18-9) idle. Next: vs. Iowa State, Saturday. Missouri (21-7) idle. Next: vs. Vanderbilt, Sunday. Colorado State (25-1) idle. Next: vs. Nevada, Saturday.

MOTOR SPORTS Sprint Cup • Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 lineup After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga. Lap length: 1.54 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 191.582 mph. 2. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 190.13. 3. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 189.987. 4. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 189.961. 5. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 189.863. 6. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 189.779. 7. (19) Carl Edwards, Toyota, 189.766. 8. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 189.681. 9. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 189.364. 10. (44) Brian Scott, Ford, 188.591. 11. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 187.196. 12. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 190.385. 13. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 190.26. 14. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 190.182. 15. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 190.15. 16. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 189.818. 17. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 189.144. 18. (14) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 189.138. 19. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 188.79. 20. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 188.719. 21. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 188.713. 22. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 188.636. 23. (21) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 187.449. 24. (24) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 189.39. 25. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 189.079. 26. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 189.041. 27. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 188.565. 28. (15) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 188.028. 29. (38) Landon Cassill, Ford, 187.837. 30. (7) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 187.392. 31. (34) Chris Buescher, Ford, 187.12. 32. (95) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 185.903. 33. (23) David Ragan, Toyota, 185.778. 34. (46) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 185.617. 35. (83) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 185.499. 36. (98) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 184.039. 37. (30) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 183.82. 38. (32) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Ford, 180.769. 39. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota.


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MID-STATES HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS

STILL ON TOP

PAUL KOPSKY • STLhighschoolsports.com

CBC players celebrate with the Mid-States Challenge Cup championship trophy on Friday at Scottrade Center.

CBC beats SLUH for third title in a row BY STEVE OVERBEY STLhighschoolsports.com

The picture on the mask of CBC sophomore goaltender Jack Caruso says it all. A brick wall adorns his colorful head gear. It was so appropriate Friday night. Caruso made 17 saves, many of the highlight variety, to lead the Cadets to a 5-2 win over Saint Louis U. High in the Mid-States Challenge Cup championship contest at Scottrade Center. CBC (36-3) captured its third successive title and 11th in the last 16 years. The 15th overall championship gives the Cadets more Mid-States Club Hockey Association crowns than any other school. Ethan Stahlhuth, Bud Winter, Spencer Sallenbach, Trevor Wilhelm and Jack Harrison scored for the CBC, which dominated at times during the regular season. But this one wasn’t easy. SLUH (23-6) outshot the winners 19-16 and threw a scare into the perennial champs. The Cadets needed a pair of third-period goals to break open a tight 2-1 afair. Caruso, with a colorful brick wall for support, nursed a 2-1 lead through a tense second period. “It’s a brick wall, a CBC logo and some other personal stuff,” Caruso said. “It’s motivation.” CBC has won the last 11 games against the Jr. Bills. SLUH was the last area team to beat CBC. That came in the 2013 MSCHA title game. Caruso stole the show over the first two periods with one eye-popping save after another. “He came up strong at the beginning of game and that really helped our confidence,” Winter said. “It was fantastic to have him back there.” CBC dominated the c h a m p i o n s h i p ga m e

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Whitield senior Chadd Montgomery hoists the district championship plaque as his teammates celebrate around him during the Class 3 District 4 championship game. Webster 15 18 12 21 66 Pky. Central 9 18 8 26 61 W (25-1): Gordon 17, Bradford 13, Ramey 13, Potts 10. FG 24 (1), FT 17-26. P (17-9): Campbell 31, Green 12. FG 23 (2), FT 13-18. Granite City 5 9 10 17 41 Bellvl. West 14 15 13 19 61 G (13-14): Berry 16, J. Roustio 12. FG 14 (8), FT 5-7. B (13-13): Dancy 20, Liddell 18, Fox 10. FG 21 (1), FT 18-23. Collinsville 15 18 11 14 58 E. St. Louis 17 18 15 29 79 C(9-19):Maden16.FG18(5),FT15-24.E(12-13):M. Chairs16,Roberson13,Carter10.FG30(11),FT8-18. Triad 8 9 5 16 38 Columbia 16 16 12 17 61 T (10-17): Barbour 14. FG 12 (2), FT 12-16. C (206): J. Holmes 22, J. Holmes 10. FG 24 (6), FT 7-10. Centralia, Il 7 11 15 18 51 Cahokia 3 8 17 12 40 Ca (12-15): Bell 9. FG 16 (4), FT 4-11.

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GIRLS BASKETBALL • POSTSEASON TOURNAMENTS ILLINOIS — CLASS 4A ALTON SECTIONAL Championship, Thursday Edwardsville 59, Rock Island 42 BENET ACADEMY SECTIONAL Championship, Thursday Benet Academy 68, Oswego East 60 ILLINOIS WESLEYAN SUPER-SECTIONAL Edwardsville vs. Benet, 7 p.m. Monday — CLASS 3A BENTON SECTIONAL Championship, Thursday Highland 49, Civic Memorial 42 CLINTON SECTIONAL Championship, Thursday Lincoln 53, St. Thomas More 39 SPRINGFIELD SUPER-SECTIONAL Highland vs. Lincoln, 7 p.m. Monday

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Marquette goalie Alex Kalmes (right) makes a save as Jacob Guilstorf of Francis Howell Central looks for a rebound during the Mid-States Wickenheiser Cup.

last season, winning 5-1 against SLUH last year. This time, the Jr. Bills were ready. “Our kids played hard, our kids played well,” SLUH coach Kevin Fitzpatrick said. “You can’t ask any more than that.” Joseph Winkelmann and Scott Berger scored for SLUH, which held a territorial advantage through the first two periods. But Caruso turned the tide with two key saves to preserve the one-goal lead. “I was just seeing pucks real well,” Caruso said. Stahlhuth scored just more than five minutes into the game to get the Cadets started. He beat SLUH freshman goalie Brendan Rasch from a bad angle. Winter pumped the advantage to 2-0 just 28 seconds into the second period. SLUH dented the scoreboard on a goal by Winkelmann off a nice pass from Luke Gassett midway through the frame. Caruso took over from there. CBC pushed the lead to 3-1 with another early period tally. Sallenbach needed just 40 seconds

to score, blasting in a shot from along the boards. Four minutes later, Wilhelm provided the insurance. Harrison clinched the title with an empty-net goal. “This is a feeling that never gets old,” said Jost, who is in his 18th year with the program.

MARQUETTE 4, HOWELL CENTRAL 2 Marquette freshman Ben Chase recorded a goal and an assist and senior Zachary Schade added two goals to lead the Mustangs to a 4-2 win over Francis Howell Central in the championship of the Wickenheiser Cup. The title is the first for Marquette, which won seven of its last eight games on the way to making history. “We’re the first and it’s something we’ll never forget,” Ben Chase said. Junior goaltender Alex Kalmes was outstanding in the net, stopping 18 shots, including a trio of highlight-reel saves in the second period. The Mustangs (19-8-2), behind Ben Chase, bolted out to a 2-0 lead after 8 minutes and 16 seconds and never looked back.

MISSOURI CLASS 5 DISTRICT 1 AT NORTHWEST-CH First round, Saturday Seckman vs Northwest Cedar Hill, noon Semiinals, Monday Game 1 winner vs Jackson, 6 p.m. Poplar Bluf vs Fox, 7:30 p.m. Championship, Thursday Semiinal winners, 6 p.m. CLASS 5 DISTRICT 2 AT SLUH First round, Saturday Mehlville vs Lindbergh, 3 p.m. Semiinals, Monday Game 1 winner vs Cor Jesu, 6 p.m. Oakville vs Webster Groves, 7:30 p.m. Championship, Thursday Semiinal winners, 7 p.m. CLASS 5 DISTRICT 6 AT ST. JOSEPH’S First round, Saturday Hazelwood East vs Ritenour, 10 a.m. Semiinals, Monday Game 1 winner vs St. Joseph’s, 5 p.m. Ladue vs McCluer North, 7 p.m. Championship, March 4

Semiinal winners, 6 p.m. CLASS 5 DISTRICT 7 AT MARQUETTE First round, Saturday Marquette vs Lafayette, 1 p.m. Semiinals, Monday Game 1 winner vs Washington, 7 p.m. Eureka vs Parkway Central, 5:30 p.m. Championship, Thursday Semiinal winners, 7:30 p.m. CLASS 5 DISTRICT 8 AT KIRKWOOD First round, Saturday Summit vs Nerinx Hall, 3 p.m. Semiinals, Monday Game 1 winner vs Kirkwood, 6 p.m. Parkway South vs Ursuline, 7:30 p.m. Championship, March 4 Semiinal winners, 6 p.m. CLASS 4 DISTRICT 2 AT DE SOTO First round, Saturday Farmington vs Potosi, 1 p.m. Ste. Genevieve vs De Soto, 2:30 p.m. Semiinals, Monday Game 1 winner vs North County, 5:30 p.m. Game 2 winner vs Fredericktown, 7 p.m. Championship, Thursday Semiinal winners, 5:30 p.m. CLASS 4 DISTRICT 3 AT FESTUS First round, Saturday 1. Windsor vs DuBourg, 10:30 a.m. 2. Afton vs Festus, 1:30 p.m. 3. Hillsboro vs Lutheran South, 4:30 p.m. Semiinals, Monday Game 1 winner vs Notre Dame, 6 p.m. Game 3 winner vs Game 2 winner, 7:30 p.m. Championship, Thursday Semiinal winners, 6 p.m. CLASS 4 DISTRICT 4 AT WESTMINSTER First round, Saturday 1. Visitation vs University City, 3 p.m. 2. Westminster vs Clayton, noon 3. Parkway West vs Villa Duchesne, 1:30 p.m. Semiinals, Tuesday Game 1 winner vs MICDS, 6 p.m. Game 3 winner vs Game 2 winner, 7:30 p.m. Championship, March 4 Semiinal winners, 6 p.m.

CLASS 4 DISTRICT 5 AT VASHON First round, Saturday 1. Conluence vs Vashon, 2 p.m. 2. Roosevelt vs Rosati-Kain, 3:30 p.m. Semiinals, Monday Game 1 winner vs Miller Career, 5 p.m. Game 2 winner vs Gateway STEM, 7 p.m. Championship, March 4 Semiinal winners, 5 p.m. CLASS 4 DISTRICT 6 AT NORMANDY First round, Saturday 1. Sumner vs Soldan, 12:30 p.m. 2. Normandy vs MS-Berkeley, 3:30 p.m. 3. Riverview Gardens vs Jennings, 6:30 p.m. Semiinals, Tuesday Game 1 winner vs Incarnate Word, 5 p.m. Game 3 winner vs Game 2 winner, 5 p.m. Championship, March 4 Semiinal winners, 5 p.m. CLASS 3 DISTRICT 3 AT JEFFERSON Championship, Thursday Park Hills Central 71, West County 49 CLASS 3 DISTRICT 4 AT JOHN BURROUGHS Championship, Friday Whitield 61, John Burroughs 35 CLASS 3 DISTRICT 5 AT LUTHERAN NORTH Championship, Saturday Lutheran North vs. Cardinal Ritter, noon CLASS 3 DISTRICT 6 AT O’FALLON CHRISTIAN Semiinals Duchesne 51, O’Fallon Christian 39 Lutheran St. Charles 55, Winield 24 Championship, Saturday Duchesne vs. Lutheran St. Charles, 4 p.m. CLASS 3 DISTRICT 9 AT FATIMA Championship, Friday St. James 39, Fatima 23 CLASS 2 DISTRICT 4 AT CRYSTAL CITY Championship, Friday Clopton 64, New Haven 39

BOYS BASKETBALL • POSTSEASON TOURNAMENTS ILLINOIS — CLASS 2A WESCLIN REGIONAL Championship, Friday Breese Central 56, Carlyle 41 — CLASS 2A GREENVILLE REGIONAL Championship, Friday Nashville 72, Greenville 56 — CLASS 2A DUPO REGIONAL Championship, Friday Alton Marquette 48, Roxana 45 (OT) — CLASS 1A LEBANON REGIONAL Championship, Friday Okawville 65, Lebanon 35 — CLASS 1A BUNKER HILL REGIONAL Championship, Friday Gibault 42, Metro East Lutheran 38

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Game 1 winner vs Hazelwood Central, 5 p.m. Pattonville vs De Smet, 6:30 p.m. Championship, Thursday Semiinal winners, 6:30 p.m. CLASS 5 DISTRICT 6 AT ST. JOSEPH’S First round, Saturday Ritenour vs McCluer North, noon Semiinals, Thursday Game 1 winner vs Chaminade, 5 p.m. Hazelwood East vs Ladue, 7 p.m. Championship, March 5 Semiinal winners, 2 p.m. CLASS 5 DISTRICT 7 AT MARQUETTE First round, Saturday Washington vs Eureka, 2:30 p.m. Semiinals, Tuesday Game 1 winner vs Lafayette, 7 p.m. Parkway Central vs Marquette, 5:30 p.m. Championship, March 4 Semiinal winners, 6:30 p.m.

CLASS 5 DISTRICT 1 AT NORTHWEST-CH First round, Saturday Fox vs Northwest Cedar Hill, 1:30 p.m. Semiinals, Tuesday Game 1 winner vs Poplar Bluf, 6 p.m. Seckman vs Jackson, 7:30 p.m. Championship, Thursday Semiinal winners, 7:30 p.m.

CLASS 5 DISTRICT 8 AT KIRKWOOD First round, Saturday Summit vs Vianney, 4:30 p.m. Semiinals, Tuesday Game 1 winner vs CBC, 6 p.m. Parkway South vs Kirkwood, 7:30 p.m. Championship, March 4 Semiinal winners, 8 p.m.

CLASS 5 DISTRICT 2 AT SLUH First round, Saturday Oakville vs Mehlville, 4:30 p.m. Semiinals, Tuesday Game 1 winner vs Webster Groves, 6 p.m. Lindbergh vs SLUH, 7:30 p.m. Championship, March 4 Semiinal winners, 7 p.m.

CLASS 4 DISTRICT 3 AT FESTUS First round, Saturday 1. Afton vs Windsor, noon 2. DuBourg vs Festus, 3 p.m. Semiinals, Tuesday Game 1 winner vs Hillsboro, 6 p.m. Game 2 winner vs Lutheran South, 7:30 p.m. Championship, Thursday Semiinal winners, 8 p.m.

CLASS5DISTRICT5ATHAZELWOODCENTRAL First round, Saturday Hazelwood West vs Parkway North, 1 p.m. Semiinals, Monday

CLASS 4 DISTRICT 5 AT VASHON First round, Saturday Roosevelt vs Conluence, 12:30 p.m.

Gateway STEM vs St. Mary’s, 5 p.m. Semiinals, Tuesday Game 1 winner vs Vashon, 5 p.m. Game 2 winner vs Miller Career, 7 p.m. Championship, March 4 Semiinal winners, 7 p.m. CLASS 4 DISTRICT 6 AT NORMANDY First round, Saturday 1. Normandy vs MS-Berkeley, 2 p.m. 2. Sumner vs Soldan, 5 p.m. Semiinals Game 1 winner vs Jennings, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Game 2 winner vs Riverview Gardens, 6:30 p.m. Monday Championship, March 4 Semiinal winners, 6:30 p.m. CLASS 3 DISTRICT 3 AT JEFFERSON Championship, Thursday Park Hills Central 67, West County 57 CLASS 3 DISTRICT 4 AT JOHN BURROUGHS Championship, Friday Whitield 56, John Burroughs 46 CLASS 3 DISTRICT 5 AT LUTHERAN NORTH Semiinals, Friday Cardinal Ritter 72, Trinity 61 Northwest Academy 57, Lift for Life 46 Championship, Saturday Cardinal Ritter vs. Northwest Aca., 2 p.m. CLASS 3 DISTRICT 6 AT O’FALLON CHRISTIAN Semiinals, Thursday North Tech 68, Lutheran St. Charles 55 Duchesne 53, Orchard Farm 43 Championship, Saturday Duchesne vs. North Tech, 6 p.m. CLASS 2 DISTRICT 4 AT CRYSTAL CITY Championship, Friday Clopton 53, Crystal City 39

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Koch steps down after leading Howell to new heights Vikings made three semiinal appearances in last ive seasons BY DAVID KVIDAHL STLhighschoolsports.com

Bryan Koch resigned as Francis Howell football coach Friday. The most successful coach in the program’s history, Koch leaves behind a legacy that forever changed the face of football in St. Charles County. “This decision has been difficult for me, and one

I have not taken lightly,” Koch said in a statement. “After all — I’ve spent nearly half of my life in the halls of (Francis Howell High School).” Koch, a 1999 Howell graduate, went 72-33 as the football program’s leader. That includes a 1-9 record in 2007, Koch’s first season in charge. In 2009, the Vikings went 8-3 and won the first

of four district titles under Koch. Howell made its first state semifinal appearance in school history in 2011. A year later it made its first state title game appearance and finished as runner-up to Blue Springs. The Vikings made the semifinals again in 2014, losing 25-20 at Rockhurst. Last fall, Howell went 10-1 and lost in the district title game to eventual state

champion Blue Springs South. A starting ofensive lineman at the University of Illinois, Koch’s teams took on his personality – tough, hard-hitting and powerful. Howell is among a handful of elite programs in the state. Koch’s favorite expression is “Viking pride” and it’s easy to see how much the football program means to the community.

The Vikings play in front of a packed stadium every home game. They have one of the most active and supportive booster clubs in the area. That’s all developed since Koch took the reins. “I think for Bryan it was a more than just coaching football. It was engaging the community, being part of the kid’s lives, being part of the lives of the families,” Howell athletics director Sean Erwin said. “Howell football is much more than what happens on the field.

There’s a lot of pieces that go into it. It’s a big community piece. When you come to a football game it’s an event. I think Bryan has set a strong foundation for the program.” Koch cited opportunities outside of education as one of the factors that led him to step down. Koch and his wife, Molly, have four children. “This decision is best for my family, and afords me more time with my four children,” Koch wrote.

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Cadillac

4060

2008 Cadillac DTS Stk# 42556-1 $10,995 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020

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4055

'08 Buick Lucerne CXL: Special Edition, V8, Low Miles, Clean Carfax, Call Today, $8,990 #75408B

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Chevrolet

4065

'12 Chevy Sonic 2LT: Loaded, One Ownr Clean Carfx $8,888 #34830A

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2006 Chevy HHR LT Stk #42418-2 $4,995 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020 '07 Chevy Impala LT: 3.9L Sedan, Clean Carfax, Low Miles, Leather Trimmed Seats, Call! $7,990 #P8452A

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'14 Accord EXL: 2 Dr Coupe, Nav, Modern Steel, 40K Mi, Dual Pwr Htd Lthr, Moonroof, Loaded, $21,499 #X2704 '14 Civic: Hybrid: 3 To Choose From, 4 Dr, Alabaster Silver, Only 13K Mi, 47 MPG, Push Button Start, Rear & Side Cameras, Starting at $17,299 #X2745 '13 Civic LX's: 8 To Choose From, Bluetooth, Black, Rear Camera, $14,599 #H152216A Largest Selection of Certified Civic's in the Midwest!! '13 Odyssey EXL: Smoky Topaz w/Truffle Leather, Sharp, Clean, 42K Mi, $26,999 #H160740A

'13 Pilot EX-L: 4WD, Dark Cherry Pearl, 35K Mi, Htd Leather, Rear Camera, Bluetooth, $30,499 #H160422A '12 CIVIC LX: Sedan, Crimson Pearl, 31K Miles, Auto, Cruise, Pwr Pkg, Low Miles, Starting at $13,999 #X2824 '12 Civic EX's: 3 To Choose From! Going Fast, 43K Miles, Moonroof, Bluetooth, Alloy's, 34 MPG, Starting $13,999! #X2786

'13 Chevy Volt: 5 Door, Premium, Navigation, 32K Miles, GM Certified, One Owner, $16,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-604-8625 '04 Chevy Classic: Sedan, Auto, FWD, Clean CARFAX, Low Miles, Power Windows & Locks, Alloy Wheels, $5,990 #8678A

Chrysler

4070

2015 Chrysler 200 Limited Stk #41431-1 $15,997 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020

2015 Nissan LEAF S Stk #42509-1 $16,995 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020

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'13 Honda Accord LX: Alabaster Silver, 35K Mi, Alloys, Bluetooth, Certified, 7Yr/100K Powertrain Warranty, $17,399 #X2810

'08 Honda Accord EXL: 4 Cyl, Silver, 90K Miles, Bommarito Powertrain Warranty, Call Today, $12,488 #H160158A

'14 Honda Accord EXL: 2 Dr Coupe, Nav, 40K Miles, Honda Certified, Balance of 7 Yr/100K Powertain Warranty, $21,499 #X2704

'12 Honda Accord SE: Sedan, Black, Power, Heated Leather, Alloys, Special Edition, Only 95K Miles, $11,799 #H160273B

'14 Honda Accord EXL: 2 Door Coupe, Modern Steel Metallic, Loaded, Nav, Honda Certified, 7Yr/100K Powertrain, $21,499 #X2704

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Dodge

'02 Civic LX: 2 Door Coupe, Only 111K Miles, High Quality, Low Price! Hurry In, Won't Last! $5,699 #X2799

4085

'13 Dodge Cart SXT: Rallye, One owner Clean Carfax, Remote Vehicle Start, Call Today, $13,990 #P8480

Ford

4125

'12 Honda Crosstour EX: V6, Polished Metal Metallic, 22K Miles, Honda Certified, 7Yr/100K Powertrain, $19,299 #X2818

'12 Honda Crosstour EX: V6, Polished Metal, 22K Mi, Honda Certified, MRoof, BTooth, Ownr, Lease Turn In, $19,299 #X2818

4110

2005 Ford Focus Stk #93998-1 $4,995 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020

'12 Honda Civic EX: Nav, One Owner, Clean Carfax, Loaded, $13,331 #29928A

'13 Civic SI Local Trade, Well Maintained. $17,990

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'05 Mazda6: Sport, Loaded, Auto, Very Clean, $6,817 #31777A

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Ininiti

4130

'06 Infiniti M35x: Clean Carfax, AWD, Navigation, Heated/ Cooled Leather Seats, Call Today, $9,490 #94472A

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Rafferty Auto 866-494-4102 Jaguar

4140

'12 Jaguar XF: Portfolio, White, Navigation, Chromes, $33,890

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'12 Mazda 3i Touring Hatchback, 30K Miles, Certified,

4145

'12 Jeep Cherokee LTD: 4WD, Roof, Nav, $29,990

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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport Stk #66222-1 $4,995 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai '10 Jeep Liberty: Sport, Clean Carfax, Low Miles, 4WD, Call Today! $9,490 #10294A

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Kia

4155

'12 Kia Optima EX: 4 Door, Only 60K Miles, Won't Last Long, Call For Price! #H160689A

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Mercedes Benz

4190

'11 Mercedes E350 4MATIC: Loaded, Power, Clean, $23,844 #38105B

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Mercury

4195

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Lexus

4165

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Mini Cooper

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4207

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4170

'08 Lincoln MKX: White, AWD, Nav, Roof, Chromes, $15,990

Mazda

'12 Hyundai Sonata: Hybrid, Heated Power Leather Seats, 32K Mi, Balance of Factory Wrnty, Black Beauty, $14,888 #X2780

'14 Accord: Sport, Crystal Black Pearl, 35K Miles, $18,699 #H160576A

4120

4065

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Honda

4065 Chevrolet

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2012 Hyundai Veloster #94098 $13,997 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020

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'05 Chevy Cobalt LS: Coupe, Auto, Silver, $8,111 #31608A

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Misc. Autos

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'15 Toyota RAV4 XLE: AWD, 15K Miles, Local Trade, $24,990 '07 Saturn Sky: 33K Mi, Local Trade, Certified, $14,490 '09 Nissan Altima: Auto, Leather, Roof, 58K Mi, $13,490

Mitsubishi

4215

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Nissan/Datsun

4220

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Scion

4283

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Subaru

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Suzuki

4295

2004 Suzuki Frenza LX Stk #65131-2 $4,995 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020

Toyota

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'10 Toyota Prius: Loaded, 1 Owner, Clean Carfax, $9,988 #38309A

2015 NIssan Rogue Select S Stk#94137SL $17,997 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020

2012 Toyota Camry SE Stk #42209-1 $16,995 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020

2012 Nissan Sentra SR #66310-1 $11,995 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020

2011 Toyota Camry LE Stk #65865-2 $11,995 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai

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Volkswagen

4310

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2015 Nissan Versa Note SL Stk #94053SL $15,997 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020

'13 VW Golf "R": H/Back, 15K Miles, VW Certified, Rare, $31,490

2012 Nissan Leaf SL #66265-1 $9,995 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020

Pontiac

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Chevrolet Trucks

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GMC Trucks

4345

'05 GMC Canyon SLE: Crew Cab, 4x4, Loaded, Clean Carfax, $11,333 #38384A

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2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab #42122-3 $17,995 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020

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'06 Ford Escape XLS: Very Clean, Must See, $6,927 #P5646

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Sport Utilitiy

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'12 Buick Enclave: Leather, Chromes, Loaded, Mocha, $19,221 #360334A

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'12 GMC Acadia SLT: Navigation, DVD, Black Granite, 75K Miles, Loaded, $22,999 #H160853A

'14 GMC Acadia: Denali, Carbon Black Metallic, DVD, Moonroof, Loaded,

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Vans

4430

2015 Nv200 Cargo Van 3 Left! Stk#94173SL $17,997 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020

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'13 Chevy Equinox LS: One Owner Clean Carfax, GM Certified, $16,147 #38277A

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2015 Nissan Versa Note SV #94047SL $13,995 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020

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'08 Chrysler Town & Cntry, blue, 126k mi, loaded, stk# T361 $8,990

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BRIDGE TIPS • BOB JONES East-West vulnerable. South deals. NORTH ♠K Q ♥A 9 ♦K 8 6 4 3 ♣A Q 9 2 WEST EAST ♠J 10 9 4 ♠7 6 5 3 ♥J 8 5 3 ♥10 6 4 2 ♦J 9 7 2 ♦5 ♣4 ♣K 10 8 7 SOUTH ♠A 8 2 ♥K Q 7 ♦A Q 10 ♣J 6 5 3 The bidding: SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST 1NT Pass 6NT Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Jack of ♠ Some contracts seem incredibly simple at first. Then something bad happens and that “simple” contract becomes a big problem. Experts have the useful ability of being able to take the blow and come up with a new plan. South won the opening spade lead in dummy and took stock. Should the diamonds split 3-2, or the jack of diamonds fall singleton, there would be 12 top tricks and South could then take the club finesse for a possible overtrick. Accordingly, he started on the diamonds. The ace and the queen revealed the bad diamond split and declarer had

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Across 1 “This is the life!” 8 Realize 11 Canal problems? 13 Like some plane exits 14 It keeps things on track 16 Rightmost column of the periodic table, e.g. 17 French pronoun 18 Supply-side policies tied to a political era 20 ___ bath 22 “Ish” 23 Corner 25 Old things that are new again 26 Not given, say 28 Surround

29 Instruction in many a steak recipe 31 Vasco da ___ 32 Shipping platform 34 San ___ 36 Real-life New York hospital sometimes seen on “Law & Order: SVU” 38 ___ Stark, half brother of Jon Snow on “Game of Thrones” 40 Subway car during rush hour, seemingly 42 Check 44 Marvel superhero 46 Beam 47 Squeezing 48 “Wheel of Fortune” penalty

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50 Mythological subject for Leonardo, Correggio and Rubens 51 “Oh, that’s brilliant!” 52 Tax 53 Sawbucks

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If Feb. 27 is your birthday • This year events trigger unusual perspective and ingenuity. You might be surprised by how you can work through problems and then discover what solutions are available. If you are single, you could meet someone through a class of some sort. If you are attached, the two of you might opt to schedule a longdesired trip or vacation. Scorpio understands you. ARIES (March 21-April 19) ★★★★ You’ll want to integrate your plans with a loved one with whom you might not have spent enough time lately. The quality of your relationship is directly relective of the time you spend together. Tonight: Dinner out. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ★★ You might want to defer to someone you care a lot about, but who can become controlling and demanding even in silence. Why put yourself in that position? Tonight: Continue to break away from your routine. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ★★★ You might want to slow down and take your time when dealing with a problem. If you’re feeling frustrated, take the day of. You will be amazed by how much better you could feel given a day to recoup. Tonight: Pace yourself. CANCER (June 21-July 22) ★★★★★ Be more open to a new friend. When you start identifying with this person and become more playful, you let go of worries. The two of you act like kids together playing in a sandbox. Tonight: Add more closeness to your bond. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★★ Your sensibilities might be on overload. You easily could take a comment personally that was not intended that way. Open up to a change, or break a pattern. Tonight: Make it easy. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★★ You might be more

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30 Climax of a TV makeover 32 Betrayal 33 City called “The Old Pueblo” 35 Become noticeable in an unpleasant way 36 Carnival person 37 Falls flat on one’s face

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open to having a conversation than you have been in a while. In fact, what you have wanted to discuss is actually likely to spontaneously occur without any efort. Tonight: At a new favorite spot. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★★ You could be overwhelmed by what is happening behind the scenes with a friend. Your ability to read between the lines often is not as clear as you think. Tonight: Love the moment. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★★★ You perk up after a few days of feeling of or tired. You could discover that others have made plans without you. Be open to an unusual option that feels as if you’re taking a risk. Tonight: Find a favorite person.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ★★★ Be willing to lex more. If you must, change your plans and know that a long explanation is not necessary, even though you might feel that it is. Honor a change with an older friend or relative. Tonight: Do not make plans. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★★ You inally will ind time to pursue a hobby or pastime that several of your friends also enjoy. This down time renews your vitality. As a result, you will be laughing more and full of energy. Tonight: Go to a party. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★ You might need to slow down. Try not to accept additional responsibility in an area in which you have had no prior experience. In any case, your willingness to deal with an older person is important and appreciated far more than you realize. Tonight: Out and about.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★★★ Keep reaching out to someone at a distance whom you have not been able to connect with as of yet. Your sense of humor helps you relax and not take a situation too seriously. Tonight: Use your imagination. STLtoday.com/horoscopes Get expanded horoscope information: star charts, peak times, outlooks and Chinese Zodiac data.

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Dear Abby • I grew up in a poor family on a farm in the South. I worked very hard during my childhood. Throughout my childhood, I was told I was a “bad girl” who always did the wrong things or who would never stop talking. When I was 16, I moved more than 1,000 miles away. My mother happily drove me to the airport to go and live with my 21-year-old boyfriend. I am 29 now and still live more than 1,000 miles away. To this day, when I try to discuss (with my mother) why she sent me away so young, she tells me I was “too diicult of a child” and that was what I wanted, so she signed me over at the end of 10th grade before summer break. I will never forget how happy she was to drop me of at the airport. I wasn’t the greatest child, I know. I know I was bad. Can 16-year-olds choose where and with whom they live? — LOST AND LONELY

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tience. If she had been feeling even more generous, she could have offered to display the cat videos on her television or computer for all to see. This would have the effect of making the activity more communal, while drawing attention to the fact that only a few were participating. But more likely, the difficulty of its technical execution would be time-consuming enough that everyone would get bored with it and resume more social activity. Dear Miss Manners • We’re going to the wedding of an old friend’s son, and sent the couple a lovely, generous gift from their registry. The thank-you note we received is generic, and my wife is insulted. Should this be a teaching moment for the bride, and if so, how should we handle this? Gentle Reader • It is with a heavily trodden-upon heart that Miss

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Manners informs you that getting a thank-you letter at all is scores above what most guests receive. Registries are generic to begin with — after all, you are generously ticking of items on a shopping list — so it is not surprising that their thank-you notes reflect that. One day, everyone will see the joy of a registry-less world, where presents are voluntary, thoughtful and unsolicited. Then, thank-you letters that express genuine gratitude for true thoughtfulness will follow. In the meantime, Miss Manners would not recommend that you chastise this couple for at least acknowledging the unpleasant arrangement.

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The MVP of the 2006 World Series and the 5-foot-6 mighty mite was equal to the task defensively even though there were concerns his arm might not be strong enough.

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here have been other division series highlights in the first decade of Busch Stadium III — chiefly Adam Wainwright’s complete-game, series-clinching victory against Pittsburgh in 2013 — but none turned a game and a series as dramatically as Matt Adams’ swing in Game 4 of the 2014 National League division series. The Los Angeles Dodgers asked ace Clayton Kershaw, the rare pitcher to win the league’s Cy Young and Most Valuable Player awards, to start on short rest and throw the series back to Dodger Stadium. The lefty did his part, holding the Cardinals to one hit through six innings. One Cardinal had got as far as third base against Kershaw and LA held a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the seventh. As Kershaw’s pitch count climbed toward 100, the Cardinals opened the seventh inning with two base hits, each of them deflecting off Dodger gloves. Adams came up with stats stacked against him. He had hit one homer all season off a lefthanded pitcher outside of Coors Field, and Kershaw had allowed one home run to a lefthander in 143 plate appearances. The Dodgers’ lefty allowed one homer all summer on his curveball, so on his second pitch to Adams he went to the bender. Adams lofted it an estimated 386 feet and into the Cardinals’ bullpen. What had been an impenetrable lead for Kershaw was now, with one swing, a deficit. The Cardinals rolled from there to a 3-2 victory and something the team had never done before — an appearance in a fourth consecutive National League championship series. A crowd of 46,906 percolated as Adams came to the plate, and in the dugout one observer predicted a home run. Wainwright called the shot after doing the math — Kershaw likes to throw curves, Adams likes to hit them — and “20 seconds (later) the ball went out of the park,” infielder Mark Ellis said. “I don’t think I touched the ground the whole way around the bases,” Adams said.

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

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ZITS • By Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

People just want to be heard Adapted from a recent online discussion.

FUNKY WINKERBEAN • By Tom Batiuk Dear Carolyn • Two people in my life recently wanted me to say specific things to them to fulfill their emotional needs. It wasn’t a personal preference, as in, “Please refer to my wedding as my Union” — a simple request — but, “I want you to say sorry even though you don’t think you’ve done anything wrong.” Or, “I want you to ask me about this because I want to talk about it.” I told both of these people I thought these requests were ludicrous. What aggravates me is that I don’t think they got what they were looking for, which is asking me to feel emotions I don’t feel, then to express these insincere emotions to their satisfaction. Seriously, where does a person draw the line? Maybe to just smooth the waters and make people feel better, you’re supposed to say anything? — But I Want You to Say ...

SPEED BUMP • By Dave Coverly

BIZARRO • By Dan Piraro

CORNERED • By Mike Baldwin NON SEQUITUR • By Wiley Miller

Answer • Wow — hard to see past your dukes, they’re up so high. These people want something from you that you’re obviously not giving — and I’m not talking about the stock, insincere phrasing that you rightly question but too-combatively deride to their faces. I’m talking about the emotional satisfaction they would derive from knowing they’ve been heard. If I read correctly between the lines here, you’ve knowingly denied them the “I hear you” assurance they seek. The thing is, “hearing” them doesn’t have to mean you agree with what they’re saying. You can understand their points even as you disagree. Take the secret love letter from Tuesday’s column, for example. You can believe the wife mishandled it, but still understand completely why she made the choice she did — in the context of her needs and her world view. It’s a broadening of what you treat as valid, so that validity encompasses others’ natures and views. So where you see ludicrous requests, I see unfortunately phrased versions of “Please understand me.” Try that next time, I suggest, in lieu of quibbling with their methods. Listen carefully and make it clear you grasp how they feel, even when your experience puts you entirely somewhere else.

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MARMADUKE • By Brad Anderson

TINA’S GROOVE • By Rina Piccolo

DRABBLE • By Kevin Fagan

MARK TRAIL • By James Allen

Re: Ludicrous • I get this a fair amount from my 20-year-old daughter. We have a good relationship, but sometimes — deliberately or not — I miss my lines. You know, the, “That’s awful!” or “You poor baby!” or “You’re so smart,” or whatever form of affirmation/sympathy/ support she is looking for at that moment. Truth is, I don’t want to give her everything she wants, every time. That’s not what a parent should do, and it’s not what a friend should do, either.

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