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prosecutor seized the email server from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office Tuesday afternoon amid a grand jury investigation into alleged perjury by a former FBI agent hired last year to investigate ex-Gov. Eric Greitens. The server was taken by police officers and an attorney for the special prosecutor for about an hour, from 3 to 4 p.m., according to a statement released Wednesday by Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner. An attorney for Gardner criticized the move as an effort to “intimidate and humiliate” the circuit attorney. “In my decades of work in the

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Relatives react at the scene, near Bishoftu, Ethopia, where the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday killing all 157 on board.

Congress struggles to revamp flood insurance program BY CHUCK RAASCH St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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spring flooding season at hand, Congress is again struggling to renew and modernize a national flood insurance program that is $20 billion in debt and just had $16 billion in debt forgiven. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, Mo., has introduced several bills to reform the program, which covers more than 5 million policyholders. Reps. William Lacy Clay, DUniversity City, and Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin, are also heavily involved in crafting a five-year reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, which has been increasingly

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information from the wreckage of a 737 crash in Ethiopia that painted similarities to an earlier crash in Indonesia, leading the agency to ground all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 aircraft in the U.S., three people familiar with the matter said. President Donald Trump grounded on Wednesday all Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes, effective immediately. The order states that the similarities “warrant further investigation of the possibility of a shared cause for the two incidents that needs to be better understood and addressed.” Trump’s announcement followed one by Canada’s transportation minister grounding all the jets, saying a review of satellite-tracking data by his country’s experts found similarities between Sunday’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet and an

A politically connected lawyer working for a mystery client has sent letters to all 88 municipalities in St. Louis County demanding they account for any use of public dollars against the petition to merge St. Louis and St. Louis County. Charles W. Hatfield, a lawyer at Stinson Leonard Street in Jefferson City, sent letters on Wednesday morning saying that Missouri law prohibits political bodies from using tax dollars to oppose a ballot measure, and that even putting out information on the issue could break

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Manafort now faces 7 years in prison, fresh New York charges BY ERIC TUCKER AND CHAD DAY Associated Press

WASHINGTON • Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to an additional nearly 3½ years in prison Wednesday after a federal judge rejected his appeal for no additional time and rebuked him for his crimes and years of lies. Manafort had previously been sentenced by a federal judge to nearly four years in prison in another case. Within minutes of Wednesday’s sentencing, prosecutors in New York brought state charges against Manafort — a

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LAWYERS IN LOVE • Media lawyer Benjamin A. Lipman, a veteran STL attorney who left for Las Vegas earlier this year, didn’t waste time placing his bets on love. Lipman and longtime partner Melissa Zensen, a former St. Louis County prosecutor who later worked for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, got engaged over the weekend. After years at the Lewis Rice firm in our fair burg, Lipman took a job as general counsel for the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspapers. His father, the late Dave Lipman, was a former managing editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I popped the question as we took a morning walk in the sand in Rosemary Beach, Florida,” Lipman said. “And believe it or not, she said ‘yes.’” Lipman added that the couple is checking their dockets, “working on when and where.” GOOD DEAL • First, a little skydiving, and then an appearance on “Let’s Make a Deal.” All in a day for Anthony Terrell Dantzler. The Florissant man will appear March 20 on the long-running game show that airs in STL at 3 p.m. on KMOV (Channel 4). In September, Dantzler ventured to California with his fiancee, D’Shay Westbrook, to celebrate his birthday. A Rockwood Summit High grad who works in home health care, Dantzler turned 29 on Sept. 7. “We were out there, just looking for things to do. And one of the things was that they were holding auditions,” Dant-

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Newly engaged couple Ben Lipman and Melissa Zensen.

zler said. “I like the show and I like (host) Wayne Brady, so we figured why not?” After an early-morning skydiving session, the couple headed to the “Let’s Make a Deal” studios. Much to his surprise, Dantzler was selected. “It was a great experience,” he said. “If I had the chance, I’d do it all over again.” PARK PLACE • For its work with managing green space, the St. Louis County Parks Foundation needs to find mantle space for its most recent award. The foundation was given the 2019 Citation-Organization Award at the annual convention of the Missouri Park and Recreation Association. Ginny McCook, vice president of the foundation’s board, and Tom Ott, assistant director of the St. Louis County Parks Department, attended the ceremony held Feb. 28 in Branson. Among the foundation’s projects lauded by the state group is the 1.4mile family fitness trail at Spanish Lake Park in north St. Louis County. The trail opened last summer, and similar trails are planned for Jefferson Barracks and Creve Coeur Lake Memorial parks. The foundation is a public/private

partnership that helps fund maintenance and improvements to county parks. “Being recognized statewide for our work is extremely gratifying for our volunteers and for our funding partners,” said Mark Ohlendorf, the foundation’s founder and executive director. Back in December, Ohlendorf himself received the Land Conservancy Award for 2018 from the Open Space Council of the Greater St. Louis Region for his conservancy work. LET’S DANCE • If your bucket list includes being part of a world-record effort, then May may be your lucky month. As part of Missouri History Museum’s “100 Years of Muny Memories” display, the museum mavens want to get at least 600 people to take part in the “world’s largest modernjazz dance lesson.” Baxter The attempt at breaking the record is set for May 4. Organizers want to get at least 600 people, which would be needed to break the record. But they will be able to accommodate as many as 1,000 participants, they said. Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. The actual lesson will start at 9 a.m., led by Muny choreographer Michael Baxter. Between check-in and the start of the class, participants will have exclusive access to the Muny exhibit (which closes June 2). Tickets are $7 a person and include a commemorative T-shirt. Interested folks should plan to wear attire appropriate for a jazz dance class, such as leotards or yoga pants. For tickets or more information, go to mohistory.org/events. Joe Holleman • 314-340-8254 @stlsherpa on Twitter jholleman@post-dispatch.com

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Not many concerts come with a kind of spoken-word user’s manual, but John Mellencamp’s show Tuesday night at Stifel Theatre did. “Here’s the way this is gonna go down tonight,” he said a few songs into his 100-minute performance. “We’re gonna do some songs you know, some songs you don’t know, some songs you can sing along with and some songs you can dance to.” He noted there would also be some quieter moments and said, “If you’re one of those (expletives) that need to scream during the quiet section, can you please go out in the hallway and do that?” That’s the kind of announcement nearly every concert could use. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer delivered on his promise with a set dominated by hits, favorites and a couple of n cover tunes, and the audience held up its part of the bargain, too. But it was those quiet and lesser-known songs that gave the evening some of its most resonant moments. Mellencamp performed a stark, dramatic take of his 2017 song “Easy Targets,” which describes the country’s disregard for its most vulnerable citizens and mourns “our country’s broken heart.” Dressed in workman’s coveralls, Mellencamp sang the song’s concluding lines and took a knee as the stage lights dimmed. Earlier, he sang “We Are the People,” another song of solidarity with the less fortunate and a word of support — but also a warning — for those in power. “You see yourself as a leader/You know our thoughts are with you,” he sang, adding, “If you try to divide and conquer/We’ll rise up to impeach you.” If that sounds like a promise/threat addressing issues of the day, consider that it’s a song — with slightly altered lyrics — from “The Lonesome Jubilee,” an album released in 1987. Mellencamp, an Indiana native, is rock’s poet laureate of the heartland, but his songs form a more complex perspective on the region than the typical red state/blue state view that dominates the national discussion. The small towns and farms he sings about have been hit hard economically and are politically mixed. They’re purple, like a bruise. He also offered acoustic takes on

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John Mellencamp performs at Stifel Theatre in St. Louis on Tuesday.

“Longest Day,” a song based on wisdom received from his grandmother, and a loud audience sing-along of one of his signature tunes, “Jack & Diane.” Mellencamp made fine use of his sixpiece backing band, which included guitarists Andy York and Mike Wanchic and violinist Miriam Sturm. They added dynamic twists and turns to hits such as “Small Town” and “Lonely Ol’ Night” and did a rollicking version of Robert Johnson’s “Stones in My Passway,” the show’s sole offering from “Other People’s Stuff,” Mellencamp’s 2018 album of cover tunes. The latter part of the show was devoted to hits, including “Paper in Fire,” “Crumblin’ Down,” “Authority Song” and, of course, “Pink Houses.” Mellencamp told a story of his first time playing St. Louis — “probably in ‘73 or ‘74,” he said. In the middle of the night, he was called to bail Wanchic out of jail on a charge of “lewd vagrancy.” He thought about what those words meant and said, “Well (expletive), we live in that way in Indiana every day.” Following that trip down memory lane, Mellencamp ended the show with a song that is itself pure nostalgia, “Cherry Bomb.” There was no encore or opening act. Instead, the evening had kicked off with a 20-minute film that emphasized Mellencamp’s dedication to his art and attempts to stay true to it — a point underlined perfectly by the show that followed.

Heidi Klum often said on the reality competition series “Project Runway” that “one day you are in, the next day you’re out.” That’s what has happened to the supermodel as the series returns on Bravo. Taking over the hosting duties is another supermodel, Karlie Kloss, who is a 40-time Vogue cover girl, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The St. Louis native was discovered at a local charity fashion show in 2006. Since then, she has walked the runway for Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen and Versace. She also launched Kode With Klossy in 2015 to empower girls to learn to code and become leaders in tech. Kloss, 26,has taken every advantage to learn from and share ideas with the creative people with whom she’s worked. At the same time, Kloss is very much a consumer, and that gives her a direct knowledge of what is going on in the world of fashion. Kloss describes herself as lucky to be a veteran in the fashion industry while at the same time a young woman with the same buying needs as those who don’t know a cheongsam from couture. “The key to it, as a model from my perspective, is that I love the part of my job that allows me to be a muse and be a collaborator,” Kloss says. “I’m not just a canvas, but I help them develop their ideas and add to what they are doing in the ways that I can.” Kloss remains in such high demand she could have opted just to continue working as a model, but she’s certain she’s reached a point in her life that taking on a challenge such as “Project Runway” is something she’s well equipped to do. Rock hall announces presenters • Harry Styles, Queen’s Brian May and Janelle Monae are among those presenting at the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Stevie Nicks, who made it into the Rock Hall in 1998 with Fleetwood Mac, will be inducted by Styles, while May will induct Def Leppard and Monae will induct Janet Jackson. The event, which will tape at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on March 29, will also include Trent Reznor inducting The Cure; David Byrne inducting Radiohead; Duran Duran’s John Taylor and Simon Le Bon inducting Roxy Music; and Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles inducting The Zombies.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Singer Phil Phillips is 93. Actor Michael Caine is 86. Composer-conductor Quincy Jones is 86. Comedian Billy Crystal is 71. Actress Elise Neal is 53. Actor Ryan Cartwright is 38. Actress Kate Maberly is 37. Actor Jamie Bell is 33. Actor Ansel Elgort is 25. From news services


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St. Louis College Prep charter school to close after investigation BY BLYTHE BERNHARD st. Louis Post-dispatch

ST. LOUIS • After eight years of operating as a charter school, St. Louis College Prep will close at the end of the school year. The closure follows an investigation into falsified attendance records and a resulting drop in state funding. The school has some of the lowest test scores among St. Louis charter schools, with 24 percent of students proficient or advanced in English and 15 percent in math. State Auditor Nicole Galloway opened an investigation at the school earlier this year after an internal review uncovered the artificially boosted attendance records. The school’s founder and executive director, Michael Malone, resigned in November. There are 360 students in grades 6 through 12 at the school, according to its sponsor the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The school opened in 2011 as the South City Preparatory Academy and changed its name to St. Louis College Preparatory in 2016 after it moved from south Grand Boulevard to its current location at 1224 Grattan Street. Its first and only senior class will graduate this spring. Lafayette Preparatory Academy charter school will take over the St. Louis College Prep building that sits just east of its elementary and middle school campus in Lafayette Square. “Our neighbor, Lafayette Preparatory Academy, is expanding into a high school in order to meet the needs of students poten-

PHOTOS BY LAURIE SKRIVAN • lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

ABOVE • Lemay Child & Family Center pre-kindergartners Kai Martin (center left), 5, and Kennedy Johnson (center right), 4, listen to a story as it is read out loud on Wednesday at ready readers in Olivette. The center was celebrating a donation of $10,000 worth of books from The uPs store. ready readers strives to build literacy skills in low-income areas by sending trained volunteers into classrooms to read aloud to preschoolers. BELOW • donning pig ears made from construction paper, sheila Oliveri reads the children’s book “Ten Pigs: an Epic Bath adventure” to the preschool class.

Bible studies in a Missouri public high school? It could happen BY KURT ERICKSON st. Louis Post-dispatch

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gave initial approval Wednesday to a controversial plan allowing public school districts to offer elective courses on the Bible. Following the lead of at least five other states that are considering similar proposals, the House voted in favor of allowing the literary basis for the Christian religion to have a place in taxpayer-funded high schools. The measure is sponsored by Republican Rep. Ben Baker, a freshman from Neosho who also serves as the dean of a Bible college in southwestern Missouri. “It just allows school districts to offer the Bible as an elective in high school classes,” Baker said. “We’re looking at the book from a historical perspective.” The classes would include the contents of the Bible, its history, literary style and structure and the book’s influences on society. Supporters cheered the idea. “This is incredible. It’s an elective. We’re focusing on history. This is so important for students to learn,” said Rep. Sara Walsh, R-Ashland. Courts have ruled that the Bible can be studied in public school as part of a secular education program but that daily Bible readings, or religious teachings, are not allowed. Rep. Bob Burns, D-St. Louis County, said school districts and local taxpayers

would face stiff legal bills if districts took advantage of the legislation. “This is going to the Supreme Court,” Burns said. “We continue to enact policies that separate us, rather than unite us,” Rep. Ingrid Burnett, D-Kansas City, said. “I believe in a separation of church and state,” added Rep. Maria Chappell-Nadal, D-University City. Rep. Shamed Dogan, R-Ballwin, was unsuccessful in adding an amendment to allow schools to teach elective social studies classes on the scriptures of other religions. “We do not want to give the appearance of favoring one faith over another,” Dogan said. Rep. Andrew McDaniel, R-Pemiscot County, also wanted to add Mormon scripture to the legislation, but the suggestion was rejected. Baker opposed attempts to add other religions, saying it would water down his proposal.“What I’m trying to accomplish here is not teaching religion,” Baker said. “It’s not teaching religious practices.” Rep. Bruce Franks, D-St. Louis, said it was disrespectful to suggest that adding more religious tracts to the legislation would weaken the legislation. “If we’re going to talk about historical teachings, then we should be incorporating all of the religions,” Franks said. “We live in a world where we like to be inclusive.” The legislation is House Bill 267.

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tially displaced from St. Louis College Prep,” Lauren Chaney, the closing charter school’s interim executive director, wrote in a letter to families. “We have found that we share a similar mission and vision for students. (Lafayette Prep) will provide the support, relationships and excellent academics that our scholars have come to expect.” Lafayette Prep opened in 2013 as a grade school and will expand its campus at 1900 Lafayette Avenue to include a middle school this fall. The school is also sponsored by the University of Missouri-St. Louis. On state tests, 42 percent of Lafayette Prep students were proficient or advanced in English, and 31 percent in math. Bill Mendelsohn, executive director of the UMSL charter schools office, could not be reached Wednesday for comment. Charter schools are free and open to students living in the St. Louis Public Schools district boundaries. They operate under a separate board — allowing for more freedom and innovation, advocates say — while still being held to state standards for performance. Charter school enrollment has grown to nearly 12,000 students in St. Louis, or 36 percent of the city’s public school student population. About half of the 30plus charter schools that have opened in St. Louis since 2000 have been shut down for academic or financial failure.

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County officials have agreed to pay $500,000 to settle claims filed by a longtime police officer, according to legal documents obtained Wednesday by the PostDispatch. The settlement, signed last month, says Stephanie Fisk filed a discrimination charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on April 4 and a second complaint Dec. 7 “as a result of claimed physical injuries obtained on several occasions while on the job.” Those complaints are not public, an EEOC lawyer told the Post-Dispatch, and there’s no explanation of what the settlement was related to. Fisk, her attorney and the county agreed to settle the case after mediation, the

settlement says. As part of that agreement, Fisk agreed to resign, to withdraw her complaint and to release any future claims. The settlement bars Fisk from discussing the settlement or the nature of her claims, other than to say those claims “were resolved to the mutual benefit of the parties.” Both sides are barred from discussing the facts of the case with the media or on social media. Fisk’s attorney, J.C. Pleban, said just that Wednesday. Neither side admitted fault, wrongdoing or liability. Fisk had been a police officer for 17 years and 11 months when she resigned, the county said. She was featured in the PostDispatch and other media in 2015, while re-investigating the death of a young girl whose body was found in a suitcase in a lake near West Alton in 1968.

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tigation or is being called only as a witness. The special grand jury convened in January to investigate perjury claims against private investigator William Don Tisaby and potentially related crimes. Mullen appointed special prosecutor Gerard “Jerry” Carmody and his firm to lead the investigation last year. Gardner dismissed the invasion of privacy charge against Greitens in May during jury selection for his trial after the judge ruled she could be questioned under oath about Tisaby. The search warrant in question sought “any and all stored electronic email communications and files” on the servers of the Circuit Attorney’s office between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2018. Gardner’s office said that it already had complied with a January search warrant for emails to and from Tisaby. Gardner’s appeal of Mullen’s gag order denies that Gardner ever suborned perjury by allowing Tisaby to lie in sworn depositions; Gardner also says “there does not appear to be such a crime” of suborning perjury in Missouri. Greitens was indicted in February 2018 on a charge that he took a photo of a partly nude woman without her consent.

the law. Hatfield said he believed some of the municipalities already were. Municipal officials decried the move as a scare tactic. “This is an attempt to stifle me from speaking to the residents of Des Peres about what could potentially happen to their city, to their services, to their police,” said Mark Becker, the mayor of Des Peres and a partner at the Hullverson Law Firm in St. Louis. “I can’t think of anything that would be more undemocratic than that.” Ed Rhode, a spokesman for advocacy group Better Together, which filed the initiative petition with the state, said that Hatfield didn’t work for Better Together nor its campaign, Unite STL, and that Better Together knew nothing about the letters. Hatfield, who was chief of staff to then-Attorney General Jay Nixon and ran Nixon’s campaign for U.S. Senate, said that his client did not want to be identified but that it was someone with whom he was already doing business. Hatfield has worked for banks, insurance companies and, recently, the Clean Missouri ethics reform initiative. He has also represented the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, whose board members are appointed by St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger. Krewson and Stenger are vocal supporters of Better Together. Hatfield said he brought this issue to the attention of a client. And the client agreed that he should look into it. Hatfield’s three-page letter sent to the municipalities contains more than two dozen requests for information. They demand, among other things, employee policies, handbook provisions, ethics guidelines and “any and all” communications pertaining to the use of public funds, the use of municipal employees, participation in campaigns, “legal theories of attack,” or dollars paid in support or opposition to the Better Together campaign. The municipalities are required by law to respond in three days and produce the records as quickly as possible. Pat Kelly, director of the Municipal League of Metro St. Louis, which represents the municipalities and has come out opposed to Better Together, said the cities planned to comply with the requests. But he didn’t think there was any problem with officials’ providing information to residents. “There’s not even ballot language approved at this point,” Kelly said. Hatfield, however, singled out a few instances in which he said municipalities had already broken the law. One was a letter Des Peres mayor Becker wrote to residents this winter. In a regular column in the city’s quarterly newsletter, Becker said that Better Together’s amendment, which the group is trying to get on the statewide ballot in 2020, would eliminate the municipalities, strip them of their authority over police, courts, roads and sales taxes, and turn them into “municipal districts.” Becker may have carefully walked the line of legality in most of the letter, Hatfield said. But at the end of the letter, the mayor gave an opinion: “This is a local issue,” Becker concluded, “that should be decided by voters in our region, not by a statewide vote. I am confident we will be discussing this more in the months ahead.” And that, Hatfield said, crosses the line. “I think its fine for him to share his opinion,” Hatfield said. “But he can’t use municipal resources to blast this out on the taxpayer dime to all the citizens. That’s the one that really I thought was the most clear.” Hatfield said he also saw issues with a letter from Manchester, which he thinks stretches the truth, and a resolution from Shrewsbury, which he said declared that the whole city was opposed to Better Together’s ballot measure. Municipal officials reached on Wednesday said they worried about the time it was going to take for their staffs to gather the records in the request. “It’s voluminous,” Webster Groves Mayor Gerry Welch said. Becker said he was once supportive of a merger of St. Louis and St. Louis County. “I was looking forward to Better Together’s proposal until I read it,” he said. “I clearly think something needs to be done. “But this is way more than I ever expected.”

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October Lion Air crash. The news had left the United States and its carriers as the last major users of the aircraft. The order grounds more than 70 aircraft and covers 737 MAX 8s and MAX 9s. The aircraft is used by American and Southwest airlines, which combined have 58 MAX 8s in their fleets. United Airlines has 14 of the MAX 9 planes. Southwest Airlines is the only carrier to fly the planes in and out of St. Louis Lambert International Airport, the airport said Wednesday. In recent weeks, Southwest has operated about five departures and five arrivals on its weekday schedule, to and from varying cities, using the planes. Southwest is the airport’s busiest airline, operating about 118 daily departures out of St. Louis. The airport said more flights were expected to be canceled this week, but the longer impact of the grounding is unknown. Boeing said it continued to have full confidence in the safety of both the MAX 8 and MAX 9, but after consulting with the FAA, the NTSB, aviation authorities and its customers, it decided to suspend operations of its entire global fleet of 371 MAX aircraft. “Boeing has determined — out of an abundance of caution and in order to reassure the flying public of the aircraft’s safety — to recommend to the FAA the temporary suspension of operations of the entire global fleet of 371 737 MAX aircraft,” the company said, adding that

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it supported the FAA’s decision. “We are supporting this proactive step out of an abundance of caution,” the statement said. “We are doing everything we can to understand the cause of the accidents in partnership with the investigators, deploy safety enhancements and help ensure this does not happen again.” At a Wednesday afternoon news conference, Daniel Elwell, acting administrator of the FAA, said delays in getting the damaged flight data recorders to a place where information could be retrieved contributed to the agency’s decision to ground the planes now. Ethiopia has the capability to read black boxes, he said, but not heavily damaged ones as in this case.

The plan is to have them on a plane to France Wednesday night, he said. “We had been hopeful all along, with the black boxes being discovered so soon after the incident, that we could get them on a table and start pulling data to help us inform our decision one way or another” about whether to ground the airplanes, Elwell said. “That process was lengthened more than I had hoped, to the point where the boxes still are in Ethiopia. But at least now we have a plan to get them out of country.” In a preliminary report of the Oct. 29 Lion Air crash, a device known as an “angle of attack” sensor mistakenly indicated that the plane’s nose was too high, prompting the plane’s au-

tomation software to push the plane downward. The Lion Air pilots fought to raise the plane’s nose but were unable to stop the plane from crashing into the Java Sea. In November, an American Airlines spokesman said the airline followed all procedures outlined by Boeing and in a separate emergency directive from the FAA in the wake of the Lion Air crash. After China grounded the planes on Monday, most countries, including much of Europe, followed suit. Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam told CNN on Tuesday that the pilot had reported “flight control problems” and asked to return to the airport. Though Tewolde said the cause of the crash was not yet clear, he cast doubt on the airworthiness of the 737 MAX. “Two major fatal accidents on the same airplane model, brand new airplane model, in six months — so there are a lot of questions to be answered on the airplane,” he said. In remarks to local media, Tewolde also revealed that pilots received additional training from Boeing to fly the 737 MAX after the Indonesia crash. “After the Lion Air crash, questions were raised, so Boeing sent further instructions that it said pilots should know,” he said, according to The Associated Press. “Those relate to the specific behavior of this specific type of aircraft. As a result, training was given by Boeing, and our pilots have taken it and put it into our manuals.”

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criminal justice system, I have never seen a chief prosecutor treated this way by a court or a police department,” Gardner’s attorney, Roy L. Austin Jr., said in a statement released by the circuit attorney’s office. The same statement complained that the move “temporarily interrupted the circuit attorney’s office’s full use of its computer system that is central to its efforts to keep the citizens of our city safe.” The seizure of the server also came “moments before” an appeals court issued an order halting execution of the search warrant, the circuit attorney’s office said. Earlier Tuesday, Circuit Judge Michael Mullen denied a motion by Gardner’s office to quash the Feb. 21 search warrant seeking electronic data on the office servers. Gardner’s office Tuesday appealed both Mullen’s ruling and his gag order, claiming Mullen abused his power by issuing “erroneous decisions that now threaten to allow the raid and seizure of massive amounts of confidential and irrelevant” data on the office servers. Later Tuesday, the Eastern District Court of Appeals issued a preliminary order halting execution of the search warrant until further notice,

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giving Mullen until March 22 to respond. The court denied the appeal of the gag order. In its statement Wednesday, the circuit attorney’s office said the appeals court had concluded the circuit attorney herself was not a party to the perjury investigation and was not bound by the gag order. Mullen issued his gag order last week upon learning that Gardner’s office had released its motion to block the search warrant to the media. The judge accused Gardner’s office of “playing games” with

the grand jury investigation by attempting to block the search warrant. Rachel Smith, Gardner’s chief trial assistant, told Mullen last week that the office was working to cooperate but argued the search warrant was overly burdensome, unconstitutionally broad, undermined Gardner’s authority, and put the safety and private information of St. Louisans at risk. Gardner was scheduled to testify before the grand jury this week. It is not clear if she is considered a target of the inves-


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court documents only as “John Doe” has sued Washington University in federal court after the school disciplined him following allegations of sexual assault, according to court documents and an interview with the man’s attorney. Chicago-based attorney John Galt Covert, representing Doe, filed the lawsuit against the university on Feb. 22 in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. Covert said allegations against his client were “totally exaggerated,” but, as a result of complaints lodged against Doe with the university, Doe was suspended “prior to any hearing or investigation.” He said his client was subsequently expelled. A spokeswoman for Washington University would not comment on the lawsuit but said in a statement that the university was committed to a process that is “thorough and fair to all parties.” Doe’s complaint is closed to the public. Covert said: “Washington University is fighting my current efforts to unseal the complaint and all exhibits.” He said he originally filed the complaint without using the accused or the accuser’s real names, and wanted to shed light on the case by releasing certain information. On Feb. 25, the university asked to seal Doe’s complaint, docket entries and descriptions of Doe’s exhibits. The university said Doe was “seeking injunctive and monetary relief with respect to discipline imposed on Plaintiff as a University student. The university said making the complaint public would “serve to intimidate parties and witnesses in other sexual assault investigations and deter them from participating in the process.” By unsealing the complaint and other information, the university said the identities of “non-party witnesses” would be exposed, and that the public would be able to piece together the identities of the parties involved. Judge John M. Bodenhausen ordered Covert to refile his complaint and exhibits under seal. On March 4, the university asked the court to keep the complaint closed. The judge denied on Wednesday Co-

vert’s motion to unseal certain documents. The lawsuit comes as Missouri lawmakers consider changes to state law that would afford those accused of sexual misconduct more privileges in college disciplinary proceedings. Such proceedings do not carry the force of law, but schools can discipline students and, in extreme cases, expel them if administrators determine they violated university codes of conduct. At Washington University, the school’s Title IX Office investigates complaints of sexual misconduct that would violate the university’s code of conduct and antidiscrimination policies. The office, at its discretion, refers complaints to the school’s University Sexual Assault Investigation Board, its Student Conduct Board or to human resources. Washington University said in a statement that both parties can present evidence; both parties can review evidence and provide written responses before cases are forwarded to the investigative board; both parties can meet with the board to refute evidence; and both parties can appeal board decisions. “We are fully committed to a Title IX process that is thorough and fair to all parties involved,” the university said in a statement. Such processes are rooted in Title IX, the federal law that mandates gender equity at schools that receive federal support. One change proposed to state law would allow either party involved in a complaint to transfer the matter from the university to the state Administrative Hearing Commission, a public entity. Private schools contend this change would infringe on a private organization’s constitutionally protected freedom of association — a university’s ability to determine who can be enrolled in its school. A Missouri House version of the bill voted out of committee Tuesday stripped some of the proposal’s most controversial provisions. In addition to changes at the state level, President Donald Trump’s administration is considering requiring schools to use a higher standard of evidence when determining guilt, among other changes the administration is reviewing.

With medical pot near, some users could have past charges expunged BY KURT ERICKSON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFFERSON CITY • Missourians who obtain a medical marijuana card could have misdemeanor marijuana charges expunged from their record under legislation advancing in the state Legislature. In a vote Wednesday, the Missouri House gave preliminary approval to a proposal that would notify people applying for a medical marijuana card that they could qualify to have previous possession charges sealed from public view. The sponsor of the legislation said the state’s move to legalize medical marijuana made it time to move toward decriminal-

izing pot use. The measure would allow for only specific misdemeanors to be expunged. Charges having to do with physical assault, death and the sex registry would not be permitted to be sealed. Those convicted of trafficking and selling marijuana also would not qualify. “We’re not asking that we go light on crime,” Rep. Ron Hicks, R-Dardenne Prairie, said. “We’re talking about small offenses here.” Voters in November approved a plan to legalize medical marijuana. The state is currently establishing a framework for administering the program. Rep. Lane Roberts, RJoplin, a former head of

Amazon driver sues man who shot him over parking spot BY JOEL CURRIER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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A driver for Amazon shot in the back last week after an argument over a handicapped parking spot outside a Target store in St. Charles has filed a lawsuit against his alleged attacker. Jaylen Walker, 21, of St. Louis, a delivery man employed by a subcontractor for the online retail giant, sued Larry Thomlison on Tuesday in St. Charles County Circuit Court. The lawsuit alleges negligence, battery and assault and seeks punitive damages. Thomlison, who turns 66 on Thursday, was charged last week with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. His attorney in the criminal case could not immediately be reached. Police said Thomlison shot Walker just before noon March 5 outside the Target at 3881 Mexico Road. The lawsuit says Walker’s gunshot wound to the back has paralyzed him from the waist down. It claims Walker had been

helping a co-worker who was behind schedule on deliveries when Thomlison confronted him. Walker had parked his delivery van illegally in a handicapped spot when Thomlison photographed Walker’s van with his cellphone and posted the picture on social media, police said. Thomlison, who was driving a car with a handicapped placard, confronted Walker and put his phone in Walker’s face to take a picture, prompting a struggle. Walker spotted a gun on Thomlison, backed away and ran, police said, and Thomlison shot him. The incident was recorded by surveillance cameras. A posting to a GoFundMe page for Walker says he has no feeling in his lower extremities. The page says he has no health insurance. “Thomlison coldly walked by (Walker) and stared him down as (Walker) laid crippled and coughing up blood in the parking lot,” the lawsuit says. The suit seeks at least $100,000 in damages.

the Missouri Department of Public Safety, called on his colleagues to reject the proposal. “The criminal enterprises that surrounds the marijuana industry … are killing people every day,” Roberts said. The measure needs a final vote in the House before it moves to the Senate for further debate. The legislation is House Bill 341. Kurt Erickson • 573-556-6181 @KurtEricksonPD on Twitter kerickson@post-dispatch.com

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ciary Committee has approved nearly two dozen changes to a bill that would alter how sexual assault accusations are investigated and appealed on college campuses in Missouri, gutting many of its most controversial provisions with one sweeping amendment. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Dean Dohrman, R-La Monte, and Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, proposes to amend Title IX system by allowing crossexamination, considering any and all evidence in sexual misconduct cases and establishing an external appeals process. On Tuesday night, Rep. David Gregory, R-St. Louis County, removed a provision that would have allowed former cases to be appealed retroactively. The committee also voted to take out sections that would have allowed accusers and Title IX office employees on campuses to be personally sued. Gregory said the changes followed a week full of compromises with “a lot people” at the table. Those included representatives of universities, whose leaders overwhelmingly opposed the original bills on both the House and Senate side during the hearings. University of Missouri Title IX Coordinator Andrea “Andy” Hayes spoke against many of the bills’ evidence provisions and the legal liability put on staffers. She also clarified how the school currently handled punishments. “I think there’s a misconception that people are being railroaded, that we are coming after you, you are automatically being found in violation and you are being kicked off campus,” Hayes said. “Last year, we did not expel one student from the University of Missouri.” In the four years the office has operated, annual reports show a total of nine students have been expelled. However, the number may have been even fewer after reductions in the current appeals process. On Feb. 14, University of Missouri Board of Curators member David Steelman sent a letter to the board chair and

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LAW & ORDER ST. LOUIS > Charges dismissed in killing of 13-year-old boy • Prosecutors have blamed a lack of witnesses on the recent dismissal of a 2017 murder case against a teenager accused of fatally shooting a 13-year-old boy. Prosecutors dismissed on Feb. 26 charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action against Ramon White, 16. The case was dismissed a day after prosecutors and defense attorneys picked a jury for his trial before Circuit Judge Bryan Hettenbach. “We believe that people in the community have information that would allow us to bring justice to this victim’s family,” Susan Ryan, a spokeswoman for Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner, said in an email. “We encourage anyone with information to contact police or our office.” White, of the first block of Blakemore Place in Pine Lawn, was 15 in June 2017 when police say he killed Anthony Wilson Jr., 13. Police said White shot the boy near a playground behind an apartment building near Hodiamont and Highland avenues, in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood. White was certified in October of that year to stand trial in adult court. About eight teens, all believed to be younger than 16, were there when a gun was fired, police have said. Police also said the teens were handling a gun when it went off. The teens then fled. Charges said multiple witnesses told police they had seen White fatally shoot the teen. FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS > Robbers hold Sprint store employees at gunpoint • Police are searching for three men who held employees at gunpoint while robbing a cellphone store Saturday. The men broke into the Sprint PCS store at 105 Frey Lane after closing when one of the employees took out the trash about 9:20 p.m. All were armed with guns and were wearing hoodies or masks over their faces. Video released by police shows the men taking money from a worker who appears to be counting it, then holding the worker at gunpoint as they take more money from a cash drawer. It’s not clear how much they took. The first robber was described as a black man, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, with a thin build, wearing black Adidas pants, a black Nike hoodie, and carrying a black-framed semi-automatic handgun with a silver slide. The second man was described as black, about 6 feet tall with a thin build, wearing a black hoodie with Nike pants and gray gloves, and armed with a black semi-automatic handgun. The third robber was described as a black man with a light complexion and thin build, wearing a black hat or ski mask, a gray insulated jacket

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and royal blue tennis shoes, and carrying a black semi-automatic handgun. There were no customers inside the business, which closed at 8 p.m., and no employees were injured during the robbery. Police asked anyone with information to call the Fairview Heights police department at 618-489-2130, or report information anonymously through the department’s website, www.fhpd.org.

blocks to the 1400 block of Preservation Place, where they abandoned the car and called police. The white Volvo S40, with bullet holes in the rear window and back driver’s side window, was taped off by police. The car also had a flat tire. Officers also taped off a section of the 1500 block of Cass, where several bullet casings could be seen on the ground.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY > Man fatally shoots himself after police chase • A man fatally shot himself Tuesday at the end of an hourlong, three-county police chase that began in St. Charles and included a collision with a police car. The pursuit began when St. Charles police tried stopping Travis Mackey, 35, who had been under police surveillance. Officers tried to stop him, believing he was armed, St. Charles Police Lt. Tom Wilkison said. Mackey, of St. Charles, was wanted for aggravated stalking and resisting arrest in what Wilkinson called “an ongoing domestic situation.” Mackey did not stop, and officers started chasing Mackey about 3:20 p.m. near Highway 94 and Highway 370. The pursuit continued west along 370, and then along Interstate 70 westbound. The highest speed was about 80 mph, Wilkison said. Warren County deputies joined the pursuit when Mackey crossed into that county, police said. He entered Montgomery County about 3:53 p.m. Mackey struck a Montgomery County patrol car at the 175 mile marker, near New Florence, authorities said. His car left the road and came to a stop in the median between Interstate 70 and the North Service Road. As deputies approached, they saw Mackey point both of his guns at himself and fatally shoot himself, according to police. Montgomery County Coroner David Colbert pronounced Mackey dead about 4:30 p.m. at the scene, about 50 miles west of where the pursuit started. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control is now leading the investigation. Wilkison did not want to release any information about the domestic situation that led up to the chase, saying that even though Mackey was deceased, the investigation remained active.

CLAYTON > Restaurant manager accused of felony theft • Todd Martin, a manager at 801 Chophouse in Clayton, was charged Tuesday with stealing thousands in cash from the restaurant this week before fleeing town. Martin, 43, of the 400 block of North Hanley Road in University City, was charged in St. Louis County Circuit Court with one felony count of stealing $750 or more. Charges say Martin, who worked as a manager of 801 Chophouse at 137 Carondelet Plaza, was reported missing by his wife Monday. He had left their home the night before, telling her he was returning to the restaurant to conduct inventory, according to the charges. Police accessed restaurant surveillance video of Martin entering the business shortly before midnight and leaving a few minutes later, charges say. Martin was in charge of making deposits for the restaurant, which reported two missing money bags containing at least $7,190.92 in cash that hadn’t been deposited at the bank. Martin’s wife tracked her husband’s cellphone to a hotel in Macon, Ga., court documents say. Police showed up at the hotel in Georgia, searched his car with his permission and found the missing money bags holding $10,461.21. Martin then told police that he had taken the restaurant’s money, stopped home and “kissed his wife and daughter” before driving to Georgia. Bail for Martin was set at $50,000 cash. A booking photo of Martin was not available Wednesday.

ST. LOUIS > Shooter wounds three men in car • Three men were injured when someone opened fire on their car in the Carr Square neighborhood Tuesday night. All three were taken to a hospital, where they were said to be stable. Their conditions were not available, but police said they had been conscious and breathing when taken from the scene. The victims — 22, 24 and 27 — said they were driving in the 1500 block of Cass Avenue when someone began firing at them, according to police. They drove a few

BERKELEY > Three injured after police deploy ‘stop stick’ • Three people were injured in a crash Wednesday evening in the 8000 block of Airport Road after St. Louis County police used a “stop stick” device to flatten the tires of moving car. Two suspects in the vehicle were injured, and one person unconnected to the police investigation was seriously injured. Police say the St. Louis County Drug Unit was conducting an investigation about 5:30 p.m. when the suspects attempted to flee from officers. After deploying the stop stick, the car’s tires deflated and it crashed into another vehicle. A police pursuit was not in progress at the time of the crash, officials said. The entire incident is under investigation by the Crimes Against Persons Unit.

DIGEST O’FALLON, MO. > Leak at construction firm affects 15 at nearby business • About 15 people were treated for burning eyes and throats Wednesday after a cooling mechanism on a peroxide storage tank at a construction contractor failed. Police and firefighters were called to SAK Construction at 864 Hoff Road about 8 a.m. after a peroxide storage tank overheated. A vapor cloud formed and caused respiratory symptoms for employees at a nearby business, said Assistant Chief Brian Moore of the O’Fallon Fire Protection District. All of the patients were from True Fitness, which was downwind from the vapor cloud. They were treated at the scene and released, Moore said. SAK Construction makes lining for municipal pipes that fail but are not in need of total replacement. The company stores peroxide used in the manufacturing process in containers outside of the business and cooling devices are supposed to stabilize its temperature, Moore said. OLIVETTE > Council picks preferred developer for Olive Boulevard property • The City Council, meeting Tuesday evening, approved legislation designating Ridgehouse Capital as the preferred developer for Olivette’s city center, an area that includes the former city hall and surrounding property at 9473 Olive Blvd. City Manager Barbara Sondag said the council action allowed the city’s Economic Development Commission to review the Ridgehouse proposal and negotiate a redevelopment agreement for the 2.9-acre site. Olivette moved its government offices to 1140 Dielman Road in 2017. Also on Tuesday, the council authorized the city to contract with Kansas City-based Ballard King & Associates to conduct a recreation/ community center study at a cost of $18,250. MAPLEWOOD > Maplewood approves bid to fix 10 streets • The City Council voted Tuesday to accept a bid for $872,171 from Amcon Municipal Concrete to reconstruct 10 streets. Amcon submitted the lowest of seven bids. Mayor Barry Greenberg asked during the meeting whether the city could do a better job of coordinating with utility companies on street improvements. “It seems like they end up having a project within a year after we put a new street down,” Corcoran told the Post-Dispatch after the meeting. City Manager Martin J. Corcoran said utility companies got a letter listing the streets that would be worked on two years in advance with a reminder a year later. In other actions, the council decided to pay Tech Electronics Inc. $8,730 to upgrade the surveillance system inside and outside of City Hall. The upgrade will add 12 cameras to the 12 already onsite.

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Prison inmate admits using faked nursing credentials BY ROBERT PATRICK st. Louis Post-dispatch

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inmate pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges and admitted using fake nursing and educational credentials to work at three area health-care facilities. Benjamin Danneman, 37, who is serving a prison sentence in Illinois, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in St. Louis to health care fraud, aggravated identity theft and Social Security fraud. Plea and court documents say that on Oct. 30, 2017, Danneman used the name of a Texas nurse on an application with Favorite Healthcare Staffing Inc. He also claimed that he worked at a com-

pany that was dissolved four years before he supposedly started working there and as a nurse at a hospital where he could Danneman not have legally held that position. He also was behind bars for part of the time he claimed to be working for the first company. Favorite placed him in the skilled nursing section of the Sherbrooke Village facility in unincorporated south St. Louis County, where he cared for three Medicare patients on Oct. 31, documents show. On Nov. 2, they placed him at the Rehabilitation Institute of St.

Louis, court documents show. On Nov. 7, Favorite received the result of Danneman’s urine test, on which he tested positive for amphetamines, the charges say. “Favorite ended their relationship with Danneman,” the charges say. A Favorite representative could not be reached for comment. Two days later, Danneman applied for a job with Des Peres Healthcare LLC, again using bogus credentials, educational background and work history, and was later hired as assistant director of nursing at the Quarters of Des Peres, a 122-bed nursing home, the documents say. The facility’s administrator and head of human resources had left for the day Wednesday when a

Post-Dispatch reporter called for comment about Danneman. It’s not clear how long he worked at the facility. On Nov. 29, 2017, an investigator with the Texas Board of Nursing contacted the nurse whose credentials were being used by Danneman. Danneman has never held a nursing license or any license allowing him to provide medical services, the documents say. Danneman also applied for or obtained credit accounts, an insurance policy, a car loan, a passport, a driver’s license and a bank account using others’ personal information. He was arrested Feb. 6, 2018, after trying to use two bogus checks, including one using the misspelled name “Des

Perres Healthcare LLC,” to obtain cash, charges say. He faces a pending forgery charge in St. Louis County Circuit Court. Danneman is currently serving a prison sentence in Illinois for bad check and attempted burglary charges from St. Clair County, and methamphetamine, ID theft, theft, forgery and other charges in Cook County, online prison records show. Last year, Samantha Rivera was sentenced to probation and house arrest after using faked credentials to get a job at St. Alexius Hospital through a temp agency. Robert Patrick • 314-621-5154 @rxpatrick on Twitter RPatrick@post-dispatch.com

Two-thirds of U.S. lack adequate flood-plain maps FLOOD • FROM A1

in our region, our flooding is seasonal, It happens like clockwork. ... We need to approach this in a pragmatic way that resolves the issue.” “The issue” is this: As flooding has increased, due in part to what some say is climate change, the 51-year-old NFIP has been unable to keep up. The insurance program, which is overseen by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has had to increasingly borrow money to cover claims, while some homeowners have not been able to meet premium costs, and private and reinsurance markets have been unable to cover the gaps. In addition, President Donald Trump’s administration is preparing to roll out a plan to rewrite how risk is assessed in the government’s plan that critics fear could increase premiums while covering less damage. Hence, while the government is shelling out billions in disaster relief, its primary flood-insurance program is not keeping up. Given these problems, and others — including a paucity of accurate flood maps essential to calculating risk — Congress has passed 10 short-term extensions of the program since 2017. The latest one runs out May 31, and Congress, led by Financial Services Committee Chairman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is trying to come up with a longerterm replacement. It’s not easy for a program that, according to Rep. Sean Duffy, RWis., pays out 24 percent of its claims to just 2 percent of its insured. Witnesses from both the private sector and advocacy organizations on Wednesday urged committee members to take a more comprehensive approach beyond insurance. The country has adequate flood-plain maps for only about a third of the country, witnesses

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Geese swim through floodwater from the Meramec River on Electra Drive in Arnold in May 2017. The National Weather Service said heavy snowfalls had increased the chance of severe flooding this spring.

said. Others said it’s lagged in financing mitigation projects to limit flood damage. Some called for fuller flood-vulnerability knowledge for homeowners and fuller disclosure of flood risks for homebuyers and prospective business owners. Clay said he sensed a growing, bipartisan consensus that Congress can’t wait any longer for a more robust plan. “This committee knows the implications of us doing nothing,” he said.

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Congress has already authorized to mitigate flood damage. And the hearing was two weeks after dire warnings by the National Weather Service that heavy snowpack in the Rocky Mountains, Plains and Midwest could lead to widespread flooding this spring. The Weather Service in late February said the chances of a severe flood in St. Louis this spring were 44 percent, and that was before a series of recent heavy snowfalls in the region. Luetkemeyer has introduced several bills to boost the NFIP, including making it easier for policyholders to move back and forth between government and private coverage. He reminded committee members that flooding was not just a coastal issue, telling Waters that there are more

miles of shoreline around the Lake of the Ozarks than along the California coast. He urged stronger pushes toward private-insurance competition and reinsurance, and Wagner focused on technological solutions to better understand flood risks. “Reauthorizing this program with taxpayers still on the hook is bad policy,” Luetkemeyer said. Clay, too, said he is not happy with taxpayers apparently having to bail out the final $16 billion of the flood-insurance program, which is one provision in a draft reauthorization being drawn up by Waters. Maria Cox Lamm, an official with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, said that the nation is far behind in accurate flood-plain maps, and

that with damaging floods proliferating and fewer people having adequate coverage, “unfortunately the trends are worsening.” “Many residential risk areas are simply not mapped,” she said, speaking for the Association of State Floodplain Managers. That’s a problem for potential homebuyers, said Realtor Mabel Guzman, who spoke on behalf of the National Association of Realtors. Buyers can get more information on a car for sale that’s been flooded than they can on a home that has been in multiple floods, she said. Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, told the committee that studies showed that every dollar spent on mitigation measures, including enhancing natural water-sopping features like dunes and wetlands, returns $6 in damage prevention. “Flooding is natural,” he said. “Disasters are man-made.” For most of three hours, the hearing avoided a cloud in the room: climate change. Clay, mindful that Democrats may need Republican votes to pass comprehensive flood-insurance reform, said the committee has struggled with floodinsurance reform “long before the Green New Deal came about.” But Rep. Alexandria OcasioCortez, D-N.Y., an author of that controversial Green New Deal and a new member on the committee, said that recent flooding “is what climate looks like now, in the present day.” Over her shoulder was a committee fact board showing that average annual precipitation in the region that includes Missouri and Illinois has increased by 37 percent since 1958. Chuck Raasch • 202-298-6880 @craasch on Twitter craasch@post-dispatch.com

Former Trump campaign chairman faces 7 years in prison “I believe that is not reflective of someone who has learned a harsh lesson. It is not a reflection of remorse,” Weissmann said. “It is evidence that something is wrong with sort of a moral compass, that someone in that position would choose to make that decision at that moment.”

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the nine months of jail time he’s done already. The sentencing hearing was a milestone moment in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election campaign. Manafort was among the first people charged in the investigation, and though the allegations did not relate to his work for Trump, his foreign entanglements and business relationship with a man the U.S. says has ties to Russian intelligence have made him a pivotal figure in the probe. Though the judge made clear that the case against Manafort had nothing to do with Russian election interference, she also scolded Manafort’s lawyers for asserting that their client was only charged because prosecutors couldn’t get him on crimes related to potential collusion with the Trump campaign. “The no-collusion mantra is simply a non sequitur,” she said, suggesting that those arguments were meant for an audience outside the courtroom — presumably a reference to the president, who has expressed sympathy for Manafort and has not ruled out a pardon. Jackson also harshly criticized Manafort for years of deception that extended even into her own

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Paul Manafort’s wife, Kathleen Manafort, waits to enter the U.S. District Court for Manafort’s sentencing hearing in Washington on Wednesday.

courtroom and the grand jury. She said much of the information he provided to prosecutors after pleading guilty couldn’t be used because of his history of deceit. “It is hard to overstate the number of lies and the amount of fraud and the extraordinary amount of money involved” in the federal conspiracy charges related to his foreign lobbying work and witness tampering. Reading from a threepage statement, Manafort, 69, asked for mercy and said the criminal charges against him have “taken everything from me already.” He pleaded with the

judge not to impose any additional time beyond the sentence he had received last week in the separate case in Virginia. Manafort’s plea for leniency followed prosecutor Andrew Weissmann’s scathing characterization of crimes that the government said spanned more than a decade and continued even while Manafort was awaiting trial. The prosecutor said Manafort took steps to conceal his foreign lobbying work, laundered millions of dollars to fund a lavish lifestyle and then, while on house arrest, coached other witnesses to lie on his behalf.

Former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn is not ready to be sentenced yet because “there may be additional cooperation” he can offer as he tries to reduce his potential punishment, according to a court filing Tuesday night. Flynn has been cooperating with prosecutors in Virginia in a case against two former business associates accused of illegally lobbying for Turkey. That case is scheduled for trial in July, and because of Flynn’s continued cooperation, his lawyers asked in a court filing Tuesday to be able to submit another status report in 90 days. In the same filing, prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office took no position on Flynn’s request for a continuance but said they viewed his cooperation as “otherwise complete.” Flynn was originally to be sentenced last December for lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States.


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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CHEATING SCANDAL

‘Money buys opportunity in America’

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These images shows college campuses (from left) Georgetown University, Stanford University, Yale University and the University of California, Los Angeles. BY MICHELLE R. SMITH AND DEEPTI HAJELA Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. • The families ensnared in the college bribery scandal embody wealth and privilege in America: CEOs, Hollywood stars, Wall Street millionaires. A California vineyard owner. A prominent Manhattan lawyer. If they’re villains, they’re villains made to order for a time preoccupied with deep divisions of class, privilege and race — a time when many regular Americans often feel they have no chance of getting ahead in a system that’s engineered in favor of the richest of the rich. For those Americans, the corruption in the college admission system exposed by Tuesday’s indictments further shatters any notion that hard work, good grades and perseverance are the way to get into a prestigious school. “For most people outside the elite, these institutions might as well be on the moon. This story just reinforces that, the way in which money buys opportunity in America,” said Richard V. Reeves, whose book “Dream Hoarders” argues that the American upper middle class hoards opportunities. Prosecutors said dozens of parents paid bribes to alter their children’s test scores or get them into colleges such as Yale, Georgetown, Stanford and USC as athletic recruits, fraudulently. In court papers, the ringleader explained the realities of getting into top colleges in America in stark terms: There’s the front door, which involves getting in legitimately through academic achievements. There’s the back door, which involves donating huge sums of money to a university to influence admissions decisions. His scheme — much easier and cheaper

Actor William H. Macy arrives at the federal courthouse in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Fifty people, including Macy’s wife, actress Felicity Huffman, were charged Tuesday in a college admissions bribery scheme. Macy was not charged.

— was through the side door. The back door was common knowledge, and bad enough. The description of a side door — a corrupt advantage on top of the advantages already accorded the rich — has set off outrage, especially for hardworking students trying to get in on merit. Lalo Alcaraz’s son is a Los Angeles high school senior who is waiting to hear back from more than a dozen schools that he’s applied to, including some in the top tier.

“It really infuriates me right now. These people jumped ahead in line of my kid, I mean, literally my kid, this year,” said Alcaraz, an author and cartoonist. For Alcaraz, there’s also outrage at seeing wealthy, white families try to cheat the system, especially when many minorities have experienced being questioned over whether they got their spots because of their race. “They had all the advantages, but they

had to cheat,” he said. The scandal resonates largely because it’s hard to avoid conversations these days about the wealth gap, the 1 percent and a “rigged system,” a term used by Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren — and by President Donald Trump, though the billionaire developer-turned-politician and his administration exemplify that system to many. Wealthy parents can pay for a stellar K-12 education, athletic coaches and test prep, as well as donations to the Ivy League schools — all legal ways to influence admissions decisions. They have personal or legacy connections at elite schools that they can use to gain admission. They understand how to navigate the complicated admissions system. In his 2006 book “The Price of Admission,” journalist Daniel Golden detailed how the real estate developer father of Jared Kushner — Trump’s son-in-law — pledged $2.5 million to Harvard in 1998. Kushner was later admitted, even though his high school administrators told Golden they didn’t think he was qualified. There are other impediments to the non-elite. Research has shown that the all-important college admissions tests are biased and not a good predictor of college success for black students, said Darrick Hamilton, a professor of economics and policy at Ohio State University. Hamilton said social movements led by the young were contesting the notion that we live in a meritocracy where Americans can improve their standing by working hard and playing by the rules. “We’ve had over 50 years of accumulation among the elite and stagnation among everyone else, and the millennial generation is beginning to feel it the worst,” he said.

Ohio ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban moves closer to being law

Georgia Senate backs new electronic voting machines after gripes

Senate votes to end support for war in Yemen; veto looms

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BY SUSANNAH GEORGE Associated Press

COLUMBUS, OHIO • The Republican-led Ohio Senate

ATLANTA • Just months after a highly contentious

WASHINGTON • The Senate voted Wednesday to end

again on Wednesday passed legislation to ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, moving the state a step closer to potentially enacting one of the most restrictive abortion measures in the country. The senators’ 19-13 vote sends the so-called heartbeat bill to the GOP-controlled House for consideration. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has indicated he would sign such a ban if it clears the Legislature. A fetal heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks into pregnancy, before many women know they’re pregnant. The Ohio measure’s sponsor, Sen. Kristina Roegner, said using the existence of a fetal heartbeat as the defining line was clearer than determining a fetus’ fate based on its viability outside the womb, a marker established in court precedent. Roegner said viability could vary depending on the medical care and technology available under different circumstances. Viability “is a moving target, and we need a new standard,” she said. “The heartbeat bill provides a sensible solution.” Democrats unsuccessfully sought to include an exemption for cases involving rape and incest. The bill does include an exemption if the pregnant woman’s life is at risk.

ARKANSAS

Arkansas lawmakers sent the governor on Wednesday legislation banning most abortions 18 weeks into a woman’s pregnancy. The House gave final approval by an 86-1 vote to the bill, which Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson has said he supports. Arkansas already bans abortion 20 weeks into a woman’s pregnancy. Hutchinson told reporters he believed the restriction would probably survive a court challenge. “It’s within the second trimester that states are allowed to pass restrictions on, and this, with the science we have today it seems like a very appropriate restriction,” Hutchinson said shortly before the measure passed the House. The House had approved an earlier version of the bill and on Wednesday backed an amendment adding exceptions for rape and incest. Hutchinson last month signed into law a measure banning abortion in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing the procedure nationwide.

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Kentucky’s Republican-led legislature passed a bill that would ban abortion for women seeking to end their pregnancies because of the gender, race or disability of the fetus. The bill that cleared the legislature Wednesday would ban abortions based on the fetus’ sex, race, color, national origin — or diagnosis or potential diagnosis of Down syndrome or any other disability. It passed the Senate 32-4. Soon after the bill was sent to the state’s anti-abortion governor, Republican Matt Bevin. The American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday that it would challenge the measure in court.

race for Georgia governor, and amid several lawsuits challenging the state’s handling of elections and an investigation by U.S. House Democrats, the state Senate approved on Wednesday a House plan calling for the statewide purchase of new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot. It’s a big step toward replacing Georgia’s current outdated voting system, which offers no auditable paper trail. But some say it’s a big step in the wrong direction. On one side of the debate are Republican lawmakers and county election officials who say the proposed touchscreen machines, called electronic ballot marking devices, are the easiest to administer and can accommodate all Georgians, including those with disabilities, under one system. On the other side are Democrats, activists and cybersecurity experts who say that the machines are hackable and that a system using hand-marked paper ballots would be cheaper and more secure. The proposal comes months after the race for governor between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, the winner. The election drew national attention and shook voter confidence after it was marred by issues including long voter lines, reports of malfunctioning voting machines, and high rates of rejected absentee ballots. The bill’s Senate sponsor, Republican William Ligon, said the proposed machines were superior to handmarked ballots because they “leave absolutely no room for doubt of voter intent, since voters make a clear choice with the touch of a button.” He said “stray or accidental marks” on hand-marked ballots could cause a ballot to be invalidated. But Sen. Elena Parent, D-Atlanta, pushed back on that assertion, saying scanning technology had improved to where that was no longer an issue. “When you’re dealing with a ballot marking device, it puts the onus on the voter to understand how it works and ensure that it correctly recorded their intent, which is just not the case with a hand-marked paper ballot,” Parent said. She said a hand-marked ballot was itself the best record of voter intent. The proposal passed the state House last month, largely along partisan lines with Republicans in support. That is a similar result as the Senate’s 35-21 vote Wednesday. It now goes back to the House to consider some slight changes made by the Senate. Under the legislation, voters will have a chance to review a summary of selections on their ballot printout before putting it through a scanner, where votes are tallied. Hand-marked paper ballots are simply ballots filled out with pen on paper. Last week, a U.S. House committee requested a trove of information from Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger as it investigates “recent reports of serious problems with voter registration, voter access and other matters affecting the ability of people in Georgia to exercise their right to vote.” A federal lawsuit filed by election security advocates and individual voters that challenges Georgia’s use of the current paperless electronic voting machines is still pending.

U.S. support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition’s war in Yemen, bringing Congress one step closer to an unprecedented rebuke of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. Lawmakers have never before invoked the decadesold War Powers Resolution to stop a foreign conflict, but they are poised to do just that in the bid to cut off U.S. support for a war that has triggered a humanitarian catastrophe. The vote puts Congress on a collision course with Trump, who has already threatened to veto the resolution, which the White House says raises “serious constitutional concerns.” The measure was co-sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah. Next, it will move to the Democratic-controlled House, where it is expected to pass. The resolution passed by a vote of 54 to 46, with seven Republicans breaking with Trump to back the resolution: Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Steve Daines of Montana, Mike Lee of Utah, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Todd Young of Indiana. “The bottom line is that the United States should not be supporting a catastrophic war led by a despotic regime with an irresponsible foreign policy,” Sanders said Wednesday from the Senate floor. He said a vote in favor of the measure would “begin the process of reclaiming our constitutional authority by ending United States involvement in a war that has not been authorized by Congress and is unconstitutional.” In its statement threatening a veto, the White House argued the premise of the resolution is flawed and that it would undermine the fight against extremism. U.S. support for the Saudis does not constitute engaging in “hostilities,” the statement said, and the Yemen resolution “seeks to override the president’s determination as commander in chief.” Trump’s support for Saudi Arabia has been a point of tension with Congress since the killing of U.S.based journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year. Lawmakers from both parties have criticized Trump for not condemning Saudi Arabia strongly for the killing. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., addressed those tensions when he urged his colleagues to oppose the measure. “We should not use this specific vote on a specific policy decision as some proxy for all the Senate’s broad feelings about foreign affairs. Concerns about Saudi human rights issues should be directly addressed with the administration and with Saudi officials,” McConnell said from the Senate floor. A similar resolution to end support for the Yemen war passed the Senate in December, but it was not taken up by the House, then controlled by Republicans. Approaching its fifth year, the war in Yemen has killed thousands and left millions on the brink of starvation, creating what the United Nations called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said before the vote that the resolution “will be seen as a message to the Saudis that they need to clean up their act.”


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‘Epic’ storm brings blizzards, floods

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Trees snapped Wednesday by a late winter storm packing hurricane-force wind and snow cover the Eugene Field House in Denver. Field, a St. Louis native and famed poet, rented the house for several years in the 1880s. BY BOB MOEN AND DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press

C H E Y E N N E , W YO. • A window-rattling late winter storm brought blizzards, floods and a tornado across more than 25 states Wednesday, stretching from the northern Rocky Mountains to Texas and beyond. “This is a very epic cyclone,” said Greg Carbin, chief of forecast operations for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Weather Prediction Center. “We’re looking at something that will go down in the history books.” In Colorado, a state patrol officer was hit and killed by a car as he was helping another driver who slid off Interstate 76 near Denver. Cpl. Daniel Groves, 52, was outside his patrol car when he was struck. He died at a hospital. Hundreds of drivers were stranded on Colorado highways, including 500 in the Colorado Springs area. Gov. Jared Polis activated the National Guard to help find and rescue snowbound drivers. Scores of motorists took refuge at truck stops in eastern Wyoming, and blowing

High water floods a street Wednesday in Hooper, Neb. More than 25 states were hit by severe weather.

snow forced portions of major highways to close in Colorado, Nebraska and South Dakota. Hundreds of flights were canceled at Denver International Airport, and nearly 40 were grounded in Colorado Springs. Many schools and government offices closed for the day. Xcel Energy said high wind caused about 184,000 homes and businesses, most of them in the Denver area, to lose electricity. Xcel spokesman Mark Stutz said zero visibility made repair work difficult, and it could take days to restore power to everyone.

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A tornado in New Mexico ripped roofs from buildings in the small town of Dexter, about 200 miles southwest of Albuquerque. Authorities said five people were hurt, but none of the injuries was life-threatening. A dairy euthanized about 150 cows injured by the tornado. Chaves County Sheriff Mike Herrington said the tornado “took out” about 10 homes on one street. High wind knocked 25 railroad freight cars off a bridge into a mostly dry riverbed near Logan in northeastern New Mexico. No one was injured, New Mexico State Police said. The storm was expected to drop up to 22 inches of snow in Wyoming, 14 inches in South Dakota and a foot in Colorado. Forecasters warned of deep drifts. The storm stretched at least 1,000 miles, meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels.com said. The culprit was a sudden and severe drop in ground-level air pressure in Colorado, the most pronounced dive since 1950, Carbin said. It was caused by a combination of the jet stream and normal conditions in the wind shadow of the Rockies.

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. • The 737 inmates on the nation’s largest death row got a reprieve from California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday when he signed an executive order placing a moratorium on executions. Newsom also withdrew the lethal injection regulations that death penalty opponents already have tied up in courts and moved to shutter the new execution chamber at San Quentin State Prison that has never been used. “It’s a very emotional place that I stand,” Newsom told reporters after signing the order. “This is about who I am as a human being, this is about what I can or cannot do; to me this was the right thing to do.” Newsom, a Democrat, called the death penalty “a failure” that “has discriminated against defendants who are mentally ill, black and brown, or can’t afford expensive legal representation.” He also said innocent people had been wrongly convicted and sometimes put to death. He said his views on the death penalty were first shaped 40 years ago when he learned of his grandfather’s and father’s advocacy for a wrongfully convicted man. “I was a young man learning that life story,” he said after signing the order. “I’ve gotten a sense over a course of many, many years over the disparities in our criminal justice system.” California hasn’t executed anyone since 2006, when Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, was governor. And though voters in 2016 narrowly approved a ballot measure to speed up the punishment, no condemned inmate faced imminent execution. Since California’s last execution, its death row population has grown to house one of every four condemned inmates in the United States. They include Scott Peterson, whose trial for killing his wife Laci riveted the country, and Richard Davis, who kidnapped 12-year-old Polly Klaas during a slumber party and strangled her. Newsom “is usurping the express will of California voters and substituting his personal preferences via this hasty and ill-considered moratorium on the death penalty,” said Michele Hanisee, president of the Association of Deputy (Los Angeles County) District Attorneys. U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, applauded Newsom’s decision. “As a career law enforcement official, I have opposed the death penalty because it is immoral, discriminatory, ineffective, and a gross misuse of taxpayer dollars,” she said in a statement. Though the governor’s move is certain to be challenged in court, aides said that his power to grant reprieves was written into the state Constitution and that he was not altering any convictions nor allowing any condemned inmate a chance at an early release.

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Chase Bank is expanding to St. Louis with multiple branches By daVId NICKLaus St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JPMorgan Chase Bank will open multiple St. Louis area branches this year as part of a national expansion. The bank announced Wednesday that it was targeting nine markets, including St. Louis, with a total of up to 90 branches. JPMorgan Chase currently has a business lending and wealth management office in Clayton, but no traditional retail branches in Missouri. Richard Ryffel, Missouri market manager for JPMorgan Private Bank, declined to say how many branches were planned here but added, “It’s safe to say there will be a noticeable presence in St. Louis.” The branches will open in the fourth quarter of this year, the bank said. JPMorgan Chase already has 1.1 million customers in Missouri, most of whom hold Chase credit cards. Kansas City is also on the list of expansion cities along with Charlotte, Greenville, S.C., Minneapolis, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Providence, R.I., and Raleigh, N.C. JPMorgan Chase made a similar push last year into the Washington, Boston and Philadelphia markets. Chase Bank, as the company brands its retail operations, says the 90 branches will have up to 700 employees. Entry-level workers will make at least $15 an hour, plus benefits. The locations will be a mix of full-service branches and smaller units that the bank considers “digital first” branches. They will feature ATMs that can be accessed via a mobile phone, with no card required. The bank says up to 30 percent of its new branches will be in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, and Ryffel said the St. Louis plans included some such branches. Chase will have plenty of competition in St. Louis. As of last June 30, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., banks operated 893 branches in the metro area. Market leader US Bank had 116 locations, Bank of America 48 and Commerce Bank 46. “Factually, the market is pretty heavily competitive in financial services,” Ryffel said, “but I have every confidence we will compete quite well.” With $2.6 trillion in assets, JPMorgan Chase is the largest U.S.-based bank. David Nicklaus • 314-340-8213 @dnickbiz on Twitter dnicklaus@post-dispatch.com

U.S. health officials are moving to tighten sales of e-cigarettes By MaTThEW PErrONE Associated Press

U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan designed to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers by restricting sales of most flavored products in convenience stores, gas stations, pharmacies and other retail locations. The new guidelines, first proposed in November, are the latest government effort to reverse what health officials call an epidemic of underage vaping. E-cigarettes typically heat a flavored nicotine solution into an inhalable vapor. Federal law bans their sale to those under 18, but 1 in 5 high school students report using e-cigarettes, according to the latest survey published last year. Under proposed guidelines released Wednesday by the Food and Drug Administration, e-cigarette makers would restrict sales of most flavored products to stores that verify the age of customers entering the store or include a separate, age-restricted area for vaping products. Companies would also be expected to use third-party, identityverification technology for online sales. Companies that don’t follow the requirements risk having their products pulled from the market, the FDA said. “The onus is now on the companies and the vaping industry to work with us to try and bring down these levels of youth use, which are simply intolerable,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in an interview. The restrictions won’t apply to three flavors that the FDA says appeal more to adults than teenagers: tobacco,

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A high school student in Cambridge, Mass., last year uses a vaping device. A surge in teen vaping worries health experts.

menthol and mint. The rise in teen vaping has been driven mainly by new cartridge-based products such as Juul, a heavily marketed brand that has become a scourge in U.S. high schools. The rechargeable, odorless device can be used discreetly in restrooms, hallways and even classrooms. The Silicon Valley-based company voluntarily tightened retail sales of its fruitand candy-flavored pods last year, ahead of the FDA’s announcement. Anti-smoking activists have questioned whether the new FDA restrictions will be enough to stop the teen vaping surge. The FDA has little authority over how stores display and sell vaping products. Instead, critics say the agency is essentially telling companies to selfpolice. “FDA continues to nibble around the edges, and that will not end the epidemic,” said Erika Sward, of the American Lung Association, which has called on the FDA to remove all flavored e-cigarettes from the market. Health experts say nico-

tine is harmful to developing brains, and some researchers worry that addicted teens will eventually switch from vaping to smoking. Under regulations developed by President Barack Obama’s administration, manufacturers were supposed to submit e-cigarettes for safety and health review by August 2018. But Gottlieb delayed the deadline until 2022, saying both the agency and industry needed more time to prepare. Under the FDA’s update, the deadline will move to 2021. Still, the American Lung Association and several other anti-smoking groups are suing the FDA to begin reviewing the safety and health effects of e-cigarettes immediately. The new guidelines are expected to have a stronge impact on gas stations and convenience stores, which have lobbied against the plan since it was floated in November. “They are picking winners and losers in the marketplace while handing a government monopoly to other channels of trade,” the National Association of Conve-

nience Stores said in a message to members. The restrictions are expected to have less impact on vape specialty shops, because many already require an ID to enter. A separate proposal introduced Wednesday on flavored cigars would call for manufacturers to pull many of their brands off the market. Those products come in blueberry, cherry and chocolate flavors, which regulators say are popular with teens and young adults. The FDA will accept comments on the guidelines for 30 days before finalizing them later this year. Wednesday’s announcement comes a week after Gottlieb revealed he would leave the FDA. His planned departure next month has raised questions about the future of several ambitious anti-tobacco initiatives that have barely progressed beyond the earliest stages. Those plans include banning menthol cigarette flavoring and cutting nicotine levels in all cigarettes to make them less addictive. “There has never been a federal official who made bolder proposals to reduce tobacco use — the question was always going to be, would he stick it out to get them done?” said Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Gottlieb said President Donald Trump’s administration was “extremely supportive” of the new restrictions on e-cigarettes. He also said he was meeting with executives from Juul and its partner, cigarette maker Altria. The meeting follows letters Gottlieb sent questioning the companies’ commitment to helping stop underage vaping.

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TRACK YOUR STOCKS AND GET THE LATEST NEWS • STLTODAY.COM /BUSINESS Stocks closed higher, led by gains in health care and technology companies, to give the market its third straight gain. Boeing dipped, but only briefly, after the U.S. said it was joining other countries in grounding the company’s 737 Max 8 airplane model.

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BUSINESS DIGEST U.S. construction spending up strong 1.3 percent in January • Spending on U.S. construction projects in January posted the biggest gain in nine months, as strength in nonresidential construction and government projects offset continued weakness in home construction. The Commerce Department says that construction spending rose 1.3 percent in January after two months of declines. It was the biggest gain since spending was up 1.7 percent in April. Spending on residential projects fell 0.3 percent in January, the sixth consecutive monthly decline for a sector that was hurt last year by rising mortgage rates and higher home building costs. Spending on nonresidential construction increased 0.8 percent in January with spending on office buildings, hotels and the category that covers shopping centers all showing gains. Spending on government projects jumped 4.9 percent, the biggest increase since March 2004. The January strength reflected a 4.9 percent rise in spending on state and local building projects and a 4.2 percent rise in federal construction spending. It pushed total public construction spending to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $313.6 billion, the highest level since September 2010. The 1.3 percent overall gain pushed total spending to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.28 trillion. Purdue Pharma CEO says company is considering bankruptcy • Purdue Pharma’s Chief Executive Officer Craig Landau said the company was considering bankruptcy, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, as the OxyContin maker faces a slew of lawsuits alleging the drugmaker contributed to the opioid epidemic sweeping the United States. A Purdue Pharma spokesman told Reuters that the company was looking at all options but had not yet made a decision. Filing for Chapter 11 protection would halt the lawsuits and allow Connecticut-based Purdue to negotiate legal claims with plaintiffs under the supervision of a U.S. bankruptcy judge, sources told Reuters . More than 1,600 lawsuits accusing Purdue and other opioid manufacturers of using deceptive practices to push addictive drugs that led to fatal overdoses are consolidated in an Ohio federal court. Fiat Chrysler recalling nearly 900,000 vehicles • Fiat Chrysler is voluntarily recalling 862,520 vehicles in the U.S. because they don’t meet the country’s emission standards. The Environmental Protection Agency says that the recall is the result of in-use emissions investigations it performed and in-use testing conducted by Fiat Chrysler as required by EPA regulations. The vehicles involved in the recall include 2011-2016 Dodge Journey front wheel drive, 2011-2014 Chrysler 200 /Dodge Avenger front wheel drive, 2011-2012 Dodge Caliber front wheel drive continuously variable transmission and 20112016 Jeep Compass/Patriot front wheel drive continuously variable transmission. The EPA said Wednesday that it would continue to investigate other Fiat Chrysler vehicles that are potentially non-compliant and may become the subject of future recalls. The recall will be performed in phases during the year, with the oldest vehicles first. Owners of vehicles involved in the recall must wait until they receive notification from Fiat Chrysler before scheduling a dealership appointment. They can continue to drive their vehicles in the meantime. From staff and wire reports

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Downtown YMCA building to become hotel with theme of contemporary art BY JACOB BARKER st. Louis Post-dispatch

The old YMCA building downtown will be turned into a 200-room 21c Museum Hotel, a concept that features contemporary art collections in exhibit space open to the public. “We are thrilled to be a part of this important project and we look forward to working with the City and the State to make this challenging urban revitalization initiative a reality,” Craig Greenberg, 21c President and CEO, said in an announcement Wednesday. “21c St. Louis will support the continued revitalization of downtown St. Louis and will be a center for culture, community, genuine hospitality and artistic expression.” The announcement offered the first details on the YMCA project since the new owners purchased the building at 1528 Locust Street in December. The property ownership group is affiliated with Nuovo RE, which in the past has worked on a project financed by some members of the Walton family of Walmart. The St. Louis property’s new owner, which purchased it for $3.1 million in cash in December, is a Delaware limited liability company that lists an address in Bentonville, Ark. (Walmart’s headquarters). The 21c hotel group, part of French hospitality chain Accor S.A, has worked with Nuovo RE on past projects. Its founders, Steve Wilson

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Fences surround the former YMCA building in January.

and Laura Lee Brown, partnered with the Walton family on the 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, according to local reports. “We have known them for a long time and are excited about this opportunity,” Greenberg said of Nuovo RE in an interview. Asked about the Walton connection, he said the management company wouldn’t comment any further on the ownership or the hotel’s financing. The ownership group has not applied for any local development incentives. Designed by once-prominent St.

Louis architecture firm LaBeaume & Klein, the 10-story YMCA building was built for the athletic club in 1926. The YMCA vacated the structure when it moved to the MX building at Sixth and Locust streets in 2017. Wilson and Brown opened their first 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Louisville, Ky., in 2006 and used it as a place to showcase some of their contemporary art collection. When the St. Louis hotel is completed about the end of 2020, it will be the 11th 21c hotel and feature a rotating, curated contemporary art exhibition free and open to the public. The first two floors are expected to include art exhibits and also serve as meeting and event spaces for the hotel. An “independently branded, chef-driven restaurant” and rooftop venue will also be part of the project. “We’ve looked at several opportunities in St. Louis over the years and thought it would be a great city for a 21c hotel,” Greenberg said. The hotel would be the latest boutique hotel to hit the downtown market in recent years. Just a block to the north, Fe Equus is developing boutique, 143-room hotel in the old International Shoe headquarters. And Restoration St. Louis just opened the 140-room Hotel St. Louis in the Louis Sullivan-designed Union Trust building on Olive Street.

Stocks rise on tame inflation outlook; Boeing up 0.5 percent BY HERBERT LASH reuters

World equity markets advanced broadly on Wednesday after U.S. data again showed risk-friendly low inflation, while Boeing shares gained even as the United States said it would ground the company’s 737 MAX aircraft. Shares in Europe rose on investor optimism that British lawmakers would reject leaving the European Union without a deal. A late-night vote in Parliament ruled out a potentially disorderly “no-deal” Brexit

under any circumstances. U.S. producer prices edged barely higher in February, in the smallest annual increase since June 2017, the latest sign of tame inflation that supports the Federal Reserve’s “patient” approach to future interest rate increases. Other data showed new orders for U.S.-made capital goods increased by the most in six months in January and shipments also rose, but business spending on equipment remained soft, leaving forecasts for weak first-quarter economic growth intact.

Boeing gained for the first time since Sunday’s crash of a 737 MAX 8 jet in Ethiopia. Its shares retreated for part of the session after first Canada and then the United States said they were grounding 737 MAX jets, following steps already taken by Europe and other nations. The stock closed up 0.5 percent. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 148.23 points, or 0.58 percent, to 25,702.89. The S&P 500 gained 19.4 points, or 0.69 percent, to 2,810.92 and the Nasdaq Composite added 52.37 points, or 0.69 percent, to 7,643.41.


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‘I woulda used it’ Aide demonstrates why lawmakers shouldn’t expand concealed carry sites.

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he arrest of a Missouri Senate aide who dropped his loaded gun during a Jefferson City bar fight didn’t end in tragedy, this time. But it did come with a big dose of irony. The intoxicated aide admitted to police that if he’d managed to hold onto the gun, “I woulda used it.” Yet his boss and other legislators are debating a proposal to let people carry concealed guns in a wide range of places where they’re currently prohibited — including bars. This incident should serve as Exhibit A against that awful idea. As the Post-Dispatch’s Kurt Erickson reported Wednesday, Jefferson City police last week arrested Jared Brown, chief of staff to freshman Sen. Justin Brown, R-Rolla, after a barroom altercation in which Jared Brown dropped his loaded 9 mm Ruger pistol. He was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and use of a loaded weapon while intoxicated. Brown didn’t claim his life was in danger during the fight. Nonetheless, he told officers, “I wish my gun was closer — I woulda used it.” Missouri’s concealed carry law specifies public places where people generally aren’t allowed to carry guns. Prohibited venues include bars, except when a patron has the bar owner’s specific permission. But legislation debated last week in the Capitol — just blocks from the site of the barroom altercation — would end

that restriction, allowing any patrons to legally carry in bars, as long as they aren’t intoxicated. Of course, just because armed patrons arrive at a bar sober doesn’t mean they are going to remain that way. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Jered Taylor, R-Nixa, would also allow concealed weapons on college campuses and in churches, child care facilities, casinos, amusement parks, polling places and the meetings of public bodies. Private businesses could choose to ban weapons. But the default presumption for such businesses — including bars — would be that guns are allowed, unless the management posts signs saying they aren’t. Proponents say this would allow people to defend themselves in those venues. But studies have found again and again that guns are rarely used in self-defense. Some show it occurs in less than 1 percent of contact crimes. Meanwhile, there’s no question that introducing guns into settings where conflicts can flare up makes it more likely those conflicts would end in death or serious injury. Bars, polling places, the meetings of public bodies — these are all settings where angry strife can arise. By the Senate aide’s own admission, the only thing that kept last week’s bar fight from potential bloodshed was that he couldn’t reach his gun. And the Legislature is considering letting more guns into such venues? This terrible bill should stay in its holster.

Bad moms (and dads) The perks of privilege shouldn’t include using fraud to gain college admissions.

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Miriam Hale, 6, from St. Louis, pets one of the dogs parading past on Feb. 24 during the 26th annual Purina Pet Parade in Soulard.

Soulard’s pet parade brings back wonderful, old memories Regarding “Forget the red carpet — check out these dogs walking the streets of Soulard for the Pet Parade” (Feb. 25): I had to say “aww” at every photo included with the Purina Pet Parade article. The adorable pets lined the streets in the 26th annual event. I loved scrolling through the many photos that had every breed imaginable, from the luxurious Afghan Hound to the wire fox terrier. I was amazed at how many people dressed up their dogs. A few years ago, my mom, who works for Purina, took my sister and me along with our dog to the parade. I remember the hot sun and lots of laughs. This article didn’t just make me smile, it made me think of old memories. Thank you for making me smile over and over again. Sabrina Small • Ladue

Renewed hunting of gray wolves would endanger them again

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Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy arrive at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles in September. Huffman was charged Tuesday in a college admissions scheme.

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he ABC television series “Desperate Housewives” became a huge comedy hit largely because of the exaggerated ways it depicted suburban families trying to get ahead. In one episode, star Felicity Huffman was led away in handcuffs by police as her daughter watched from an upstairs window. In real life, seven federal agents, guns drawn, arrested Huffman at her Hollywood Hills, Calif., home Tuesday in connection with a massive fraud investigation. Huffman allegedly paid $15,000 to a bogus charity that helped fake her daughter’s SAT test scores. The scam exemplifies the ways parents can lose sight of the moral and legal boundaries in their obsession with helping their children succeed. Good parents know when it’s time to stand back and let their kids fail. Among the worst examples of parenting is using positions of status, privilege and wealth to help already-privileged kids get an extra boost. Throw bribe and fraud into the mix, and such parents deserve the toughest criminal penalties the justice system can mete out. At least 33 well-heeled parents, including Huffman, “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were among 50 people arrested in a bribery and cheating scam aimed at getting children of privilege into top universities. Instead of teaching their children how to succeed through hard work and talent, court documents say the parents purchased services to artificially inflate

scores on their children’s collegeentrance exams. Others bribed university officials into affirming fictitious backgrounds that allowed applicants to qualify for admission as top-tier athletes. The scam’s mastermind, William Rick Singer, stated that he had worked with 761 families. It appears the children involved were unaware of the $25 million scam and believed their admissions and test scores were legitimate. Their fraudtainted admissions meant other more worthy students didn’t get in. This scam offers a taste of the privileges enjoyed by the wealthy for decades, using donations and “legacy” status to push their kids to the top of admissions lists. A $2.5 million donation pledge to Harvard in 1998 by Charles Kushner was followed shortly afterward by the admission of his son, Jared, to that elite university. Jared Kushner is President Donald Trump’s son-in-law. In a 2014 interview as Huffman was launching her new parenting website, whattheflicka.com, the actor admitted struggling with the balance between being the classic good mother — nurturing, self-sacrificing — with the professional woman/feminist persona of being “driven” with an attitude of: “I’m gonna win; other people are gonna lose.” She apparently chose the latter. Those who participated in this scam deserve no mercy from the courts and must not be allowed — as people of privilege so often do — to buy their way out of tough sentencing. Impressionable kids with real qualifications — and their hard-working parents — are watching.

After reading “The U.S. plans to lift protections for gray wolves” (March 10), I believe that the future for the gray wolves is bleak. Part of the reason gray wolves are endangered is that they were hunted and poisoned as if they were pests. Allowing them to be hunted once again will most likely put them back on the endangered species list. Wolves eat deer, which are pests across the U.S. If the number of wolves were to decrease, the number of pests would most certainly go up. Even though the wolf population has improved, it is still not functional enough to live completely unprotected in the wild. As a 12-year-old, I am concerned that many of the wonderful animals that are around will not be when I am older. Truly when it comes to conservation, the impact of bad decisions can affect generations. Cameron LeGros • University City

Columnist offers inspiring words on important profession Post-Dispatch reporter Chuck Raasch’s March 10 column, “Why we do this thing called journalism,” was inspiring. I wish that all students would have to read this piece. Our country depends on people who keep us informed on what goes on in our state and country. Barbara Read • St. Louis

Republicans comfortable with measures to keep them in office How do our elected representatives feel about our democratic process? Last week, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, a bill designed to make it easier to register to vote; require disclosure of sources of private campaign funding; defend the voting system against cyberattacks, foreign and domestic; end partisan gerrymandering; require presidential and vice presidential candidates to provide tax returns to the public.

Who voted against these fundamental democratic principles? The list includes these area lawmakers: Reps. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin; Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, Mo.; Jason Smith, R-Salem, Mo.; John Shimkus, R-Collinsville; Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, Ill.; Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, Ill. Instead, these representatives appear more comfortable with measures that simply install them in their positions of authority, without public participation in the process. Art Silverblatt • Clayton

Closing City Workhouse would be a smart, humane move The City Workhouse has been a disgrace for decades. Hats off to Post-Dispatch columnist Tony Messenger for shining some light on this horrible excuse for a jail. Saving $15 million in a city starved for funds is a no-brainer. The charge that most of the inmates are too poor to afford a lawyer speaks the truth. The late pope, now saint, John Paul II, said it many years ago: Where there’s no justice, there’s no peace. Steven R. Bettlach • St. Louis

Metro East quarry break-in has unintended consequences According to a March 11 Post-Dispatch article (“Boy’s hand severed when forklift overturns at Metro East quarry where he was playing”), a forklift overturned on two boys when they were playing in the quarry on Sunday. The boys broke into the property and one of them started playing on the forklift. It landed on his friend’s hand, severing it. I think this story is another example of why parents have to keep better watch over their kids. Too many kids have been breaking into places and getting hurt. Noah Coen • Clayton

Short take’s whiter thumbs given a big thumbs-down Why, oh why, did you change the thumb symbol that runs every Saturday with the Short takes editorial from a graytoned depiction of a hand to a photograph of a white gentleman’s hand? Someone must have made some kind of executive decision on this. And this from a newspaper that deplored the all-white lineup in a photo taken for the reopening of the Gateway Arch museum and visitor center. It bothers me every time I see it — it seems race-specific and paternalistic. And I’m a white guy. Rich Falkler • Affton

Cartoon version of a Purple Heart offends vets’ advocate I was offended by the editorial cartoon about our nation’s Purple Heart military honor in the March 11 Post-Dispatch. I invite the artist who did this to have lunch with me at the Jefferson Barracks Hospital canteen. We can have a conversation with real veteran heroes who have Purple Hearts and were injured for life, so the editorial cartoonist could be an artist and draw. The canteen may be busy with wheelchairs and service dogs, but I would introduce you and find you a place to sit. Some of these people can’t even feed themselves so maybe you could help them. They did their service for you. Dale Carroll • Imperial Read more letters online at STLtoday.com/letters

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IF THEY FLOW UNSEEN • The federal and state governments and St. Louis County Air Pollution Control Board have served notice on the National Lead

Co. that atmospheric and water pollution from its titanium plant must be abated. What appears strange is that the objection is based solely on aesthetic grounds, ignoring the far graver hazard of dumping untreated wastes into the Mississippi. Access the full item at stltoday.com/opinion

A ‘Green Book’ for Trumpers? 63red Safe app was created to find safe haven for president’s backers. LEONARD PITTS Miami Herald

So I go to my barber for a shave. While I’m waiting for her to finish the man ahead of me, this other guy and I get to talking about Donald Trump. He’s no more a fan of the president than I am, and pretty soon, we’ve got the whole shop laughing as we rip into Trump. My barber finishes her customer, and I take my seat in the chair. Whereupon she informs us that the guy who just left is a Trump voter. He asked her to wait until he was gone to announce it. I’m sure you’re as deeply distressed as I was at

the plight of that lonely Trumper — yes, he was black — listening in silence as his hero was eviscerated. How could he have known that patrons in a black barbershop in an urban area would not like Trump? If only there were some way he could have spared himself that pain. Well, now there is: 63red Safe, a new app from a guy named Scott Wallace, a selfdescribed lifelong Republican from Oklahoma. It’s a sort of Yelp for conservatives, with crowd-sourced reviews telling them where they can safely dine, shop or get a haircut without being harassed or hearing the Dear Leader ridiculed. Wallace got the idea one day when he thought about buying a hat, but didn’t. It was one of

those spiffy red numbers, stitched in white with the words, “Make America Great Again.” A number of Republican officials had been heckled for showing their faces in public, and as Wallace recently told The Washington Post, he wasn’t sure it was safe to openly declare himself a Trump supporter. His app, which, at this writing, has apparently crashed because of a traffic spike after being featured on The Daily Beast, Fox News and elsewhere, is part of a family of conservative-themed products, including a news aggregator and a message board. 63red Safe, which The Daily Beast calls a kind of “Green Book” for red-state voters, asks reviewers to rate businesses by answering a series of questions, including: “Does this business serve persons of every political belief?” and

“Will this business protect its customers if they are attacked for political reasons?” How is the average patron supposed to ascertain these things? That’s not clear. How will 63red Safe foil mischievous liberals who sign up to create havoc? Also not clear. Shockingly for a Trump voter, Wallace may not have thought this thing through. Nor is the ideological segregation he promotes anything new. Years ago, someone marketed a conservative ice cream — because who knows what those hippies at Ben & Jerry’s are putting into the Chubby Hubby? Then there’s Conservapedia, which counters the left-wing slant of Wikipedia by telling us, for instance, that Barack Obama was “reportedly” born in Hawaii.

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An attendee holds a “Make America Great Again” hat at the start of a campaign rally with President Donald Trump in Wisconsin last year.

Nor can we forget that attempt to translate a conservative Bible so that Christians would no longer have to put up with all that welcoming the stranger and helping the poor you find in the King James Version. And some singles now seek soul mates on DonaldDaters.com,apparently having discovered that grabbing prospective partners by the pudenda actually doesn’t work as well as you’d think. 63red Safe, then, represents only the latest effort to create a safe space for conservatives who find

themselves triggered by, well … reality and its liberal bias. Like its predecessors, it’s likely doomed to failure or irrelevance. But if conservatives really want to find a place of their own, a place where they will not have to hear people malign the Dear Leader on a daily basis, it’s theoretically possible, but it won’t be easy. First step, build a spaceship. Leonard Pitts Jr. lpitts@miamiherald.com Copyright The Miami Herald Distributed by Tribune Content Agency

Family planning rule endangers public health in Missouri Trump administration’s ‘gag rule’ turns back clock on women’s health. BY LUCIA OBERGOENNER, HAILEY KRAMER AND KATE WAGNER

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, listens at a hearing about prevention and response to sexual assault in the military on Capitol Hill this month.

Gillibrand is a hypocrite on sexual misconduct Her handling of a harassment complaint in her own office is fine example of how not to ‘show leadership.’ MARC A. THIESSEN Washington Post

In April 2018, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand urged Senate leaders to pass her bipartisan Congressional Harassment Reform Act. “Congress has a sexual harassment problem — and isn’t taking it seriously,” Gillibrand wrote in Fortune magazine. “If we can’t clean up our own act, how can anyone expect Congress to do the right thing for victims and survivors in the rest of the country? Congress has to do better. I believe that elected officials should be held to the highest ethical standard — not the lowest.” Just a few months later, when a woman in her own office reported that a married male staffer was making repeated, unwanted and increasingly aggressive sexual advances toward her, Gillibrand did not do the right thing and fire him. Politico reported that “less than three weeks after reporting the alleged harassment and subsequently claiming that the man retaliated against her for doing so, the woman told chief of staff Jess Fassler that she was resigning because of the office’s handling of the matter.” Gillibrand’s office defended her inaction, saying in a statement that the senator’s office had conducted a “full and thorough investigation” that included “multiple interviews with relevant current employees who could potentially corroborate the claims” but did not find cause to fire the male staffer. They could not “corroborate” her claims? Gillibrand was willing to destroy Brett Kavanaugh’s career, and derail his Supreme Court nomination, over uncorroborated

allegations, but when a female employee alleged that she was sexually harassed by one of Gillibrand’s closest aides, the senator hid behind a supposed lack of corroboration. Why was her office unable to corroborate the allegations? Maybe it’s because they never contacted two former employees the woman said could corroborate her story? Politico had no problem doing that. The news organization interviewed more than 20 former Gillibrand staffers who alleged a pattern of harassment by aide Abbas Malik. One former staffer said that “Malik often called her fat and unattractive to her face and made light of sexual abuse.” Others said Malik “regularly made misogynistic jokes, frequently appraised what they wore, disparaged the looks of other female staffers and rated the attractiveness of women who came in for interviews.” If a reporter could dig this information up, then her office could have done so, too. Only after Politico contacted Gillibrand’s office about the additional allegations against Malik did the senator finally fire him. The fact is, while publicly positioning herself as a champion of harassment victims, Gillibrand apparently allowed a serial harasser to torment her female staff. And when a woman on her staff risked her own career to report the abusive conduct, “I was belittled by her office and treated like an inconvenience,” the woman told Politico. “She kept a harasser on her staff until it proved politically untenable for her to do so.” Why did Gillibrand fail to act? Politico reported that “Malik had spent years by Gillibrand’s side as her driver — the senator officiated at his wedding — while the woman was a more recent hire and had significantly less stature in the office.” She apparently did not take action

because she liked him personally. The hypocrisy is rank. Gillibrand is pushing legislation, the Military Justice Improvement Act, that would make independent prosecutors, rather than military commanders, responsible for handling allegations of sexual misconduct in the military, because of “the bias and inherent conflicts of interest posed by the military chain of command’s sole decision-making power.” Yet when faced with such allegations in her own office, she had no concern about bias and inherent conflicts of interest. Gillibrand is a political opportunist who has seized on the #MeToo movement to advance her political career. In 2017, she shocked many Democrats by declaring that President Bill Clinton should have resigned during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. But she said nothing about Clinton’s misconduct when he campaigned for her in 2006 or when he headlined a fundraiser for her in 2009, and she was happy to accept the help of the Clinton political machine to raise an estimated $70 million for her. It was only after Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election, and the Clinton political machine was finally defunct, that Gillibrand finally stepped forward to condemn him. What a profile in courage. Gillibrand’s idea of congressional harassment reform is that highprofile men such as Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., must go, but her driver is allowed to stay — at least until the media got wind of it. As Gillibrand put it in her Fortune op-ed, “Congress needs to show leadership and make it clear that we won’t tolerate sexual harassment anymore.” She can start in her own office. Marc A. Thiessen @marcthiessen Copyright The Washington Post

On March 4, the Trump administration published a final rule, “Compliance with Statutory Program Integrity Requirements,” amending Title X, the nation’s family planning program. These changes introduced unprecedented requirements and restrictions that will be destructive to patientprovider relationships and undermine the program. As clinicians within the Title X program, we are greatly concerned about their impact on the health of our patients. The Title X program provides contraception, cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment and other preventive services to 38,000 Missourians every year. The changes to Title X defy medical ethics, disregard clinical guidelines and undermine patients’ right to provide informed consent regarding their reproductive and sexual health care. We are outraged at the audacity of this administration and their continued interference in the patient-provider relationship. The rule changes eliminate Title X’s long-standing legal and ethical requirement for nondirective pregnancy options counseling, which will frustrate patients and cripple their ability to make fully informed health decisions. Title X providers are essentially “gagged” from providing full and comprehensive health care information to our patients. The Trump administration’s changes to Title X effectively turn back the clock on comprehensive women’s health care. These rules reflect the administration’s continued move away from evidence-based policies toward politically motivated, unscientific ideologies. The rules intentionally upend what has been a guiding principle in the program for nearly 50 years — that patients’ values and unique health care needs come first. Each of us took an oath to help our patients make informed decisions about their health care. This rule in no way reflects how high-quality, patientcentered care has been delivered through Title X over the past several decades, and in fact, it overtly disregards federal guidelines on health care quality standards. These rules represent a malicious attempt to

prevent Title X patients from receiving full information about their health care options. Make no mistake, the Title X “gag rule” is a deliberately coercive and unethical abuse of patients’ rights to reproductive and sexual health care. The result will be gains lost in areas of unintended and teen pregnancy prevention, as well as plummeting national health outcomes. But ultimately, it will be lowincome and vulnerable populations who lose out on confidential, affordable, high-quality family planning services. Forty-nine percent of Missouri’s 37,946 Title X clients had no insurance in 2018, and 55 percent were at or below 100 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. The patients we see in our clinics have nowhere else to go for their birth control or cervical cancer screenings. Why should poor or uninsured Missourians be forced to receive sub-par health care? Title X was designed to ensure every person – regardless of income or health insurance status — has access to basic, preventive reproductive care. These rules decimate those tenets. Time and time again we’ve seen what happens when policymakers play doctor — it’s our patients who lose. As Title X clinicians, we’ve seen the positive impact this program can make on our patients’ lives. Because of the reproductive health care they access at our clinics, our patients are able to finish school, start careers and decide if, when and how they want to start a family. The program is truly transformative for so many. The Trump administration’s intrusion is unwelcome and unwarranted, doing nothing to advance the health needs of the thousands of patients who access the program in Missouri every year. Title X health clinics offer confidential, voluntary, affordable health care to more than 4 million Americans annually – most of whom are struggling financially, or endure other systemic barriers to care. The gag rule represents an all-out assault on patients’ rights to obtain the reproductive health care they want and need from a provider they trust. Lucia Obergoenner, Hailey Kramer and Kate Wagner are clinicians who provide Title X family planning services at clinics throughout Missouri.


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DIGEST Zinke cleared in inquiry

A government watchdog says former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke didn’t engage in illegal political activity when he went to Pennsylvania about a year ago to announce federal grants shortly before a special House election. The Office of Special Counsel released its finding this week clearing Zinke, saying the coal dump site where he announced the nationwide grants, including $55 million for Pennsylvania to clean up mines, was an appropriate choice. A federal law known as the Hatch Act bars executive branch officials from engaging in some kinds of political activities. Federal officials were asked to examine whether Zinke made the trip to boost the GOP candidate, Rick Saccone, who ended up losing the congressional election to Democrat Conor Lamb. $2 billion wagered in New Jersey • Nearly $2 billion has been wagered on sporting events in New Jersey since such betting became legal last year.

New Jersey gamblers plunked down more than $320 million on sporting events in February, led by action on the day of the Super Bowl and the two days preceding it. U.S. to test formerly banned missile • U.S. defense officials say they are planning an initial test in August of a type of cruise missile that has been banned by treaty for more than 30 years. By August, President Donald Trump’s administration is expected to have withdrawn from the 1987 treaty that outlaws testing and deployment of ground-launched missiles of a certain range. In February, the Trump administration suspended its participation in the IntermediateRange Nuclear Forces Treaty, giving it legal room to begin making parts for the non-nuclear missile to be tested in August. This month, Russian President Vladimir Putin followed suit and suspended Russian participation. Quake hits Hawaiian volcano • The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-5.5 earthquake has

hit the southern flank of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. The agency reported that light to moderate shaking was felt across the Big Island and Maui early Wednesday morning. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Kilauea is one of the world’s most active volcanos, although it has been quiet for months after an eruption that began last May destroyed more than 700 homes. Books with autism ‘cures’ removed • Amazon has removed books from its website that promoted “cures” for autism, the latest major company to try to limit the amount of misinformation related to autism and the bogus notion that it’s caused by vaccines. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says there is no cure for autism spectrum disorder, only medications that can help some function better. It also says there is no link between vaccines and autism. Last week, Facebook announced it would hide groups that spread misinformation about vaccines

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Haroian, Agnes - St. Louis Hicks, Joan Adele - St. Louis Hogancamp, M.D., Dr. Glenn E. "Doc" - Ellisville Jager, Susan - St. Louis County James, Sharon K. - Valley Park, MO

M 1 • THUrSDAy • 03.14.2019 causing autism from search results. It also plans to reject similar ads. Diocese pays $900,000 abuse settlement • A Roman Catholic diocese in Connecticut has agreed to pay a former altar boy $900,000 to settle claims that he was sexually abused by a priest. The lawsuit against the Diocese of Norwich was filed in 2016 by a man who said he was abused “hundreds of times” starting when he was 11 years old in 1990 and continuing for six years by late priest Paul Hebert at Most Holy Trinity Church in Pomfret. Unvaccinated children barred from school • A federal judge, citing an “unprecedented measles outbreak” in suburban Rockland County, N.Y., has denied a request to let 44 unvaccinated children return to school. Parents of students in the Green Meadow Waldorf School have sued the county health department. They say none of the school’s excluded children had contracted measles amid the county’s outbreak, which started last fall.

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Jordan, Nancy Gail - St. Louis Kaplan, Leonard - Boca Raton, FL Lanning, John L. Sr. - Bethalto, IL Lippman, Anita Toby - St. Louis Mayberry, Richard "Rick" - St. Louis

Jordan, Nancy Gail

Baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection, on March 11, 2019. Nancy Gail was born on October 26, 1934 at San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from Alamo Heights High School at San Antonio and the University of Texas at Austin, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Radio/Television Broadcasting. Nancy Gail was a trailblazer in the communications field. She was Vice President and Director of Motivational Research and Image Creation for Texas marketing firm Tri Mark Inc., and Account Executive for advertising agencies in San Antonio, Texas, and Spokane, Washington. She was also assistant editor and feature writer for food, fashion, home furnishings and real estate at the San Antonio Light Newspaper. Nancy Gail was preceded in death by her parents, Clinton Giddings "Mike" Jordan, Orlene Phillips Jordan; and her grandson David Freitag. Nancy Gail is survived by her children, Katherine Nelson Hall (Bruce Shackelford), Anne Nelson Freitag (J oh n ) , a n d S t r a u d e r G o f f Nel s on , III (An n ) ; a n d her grandchildren Brandon Nelson Hall, Mary Beth Freitag Sheehy Haroian, Agnes (Justin), Sarah Freitag, Rachel Freitag, Michael Freitag, Whitney 90, Feb. 28, 2019. Vis. 3/15, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Hutchens, Florissant. Nelson, Maddison "Minerva" Nelson Siegel (Max), Joshua Funeral Service Sat., Mar. 16th, 11 a.m., St. Gregory Armenian Nelson, and Jordan Nelson. Nancy Gail is also survived by her Apostolic Ch., Granite City, Il. www.hutchensfuneralhomes.com only sister Jo Ann Jordan Fessler (Harold), and her daughters Carolyn Roberts Schweizer (John), Constance Roberts Taylor (Stephen), and Christine Roberts Stanley (Mason) and will be Hicks, Joan Adele dearly missed by her entire family including many grand nieces, March 12, 2019. Memorial vis. at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, grand nephews, and cousins. 10151 Gravois, Friday, March 15, 3 p.m. until memorial Services: Visitation will be Friday, 9:00 - 10:00 at St. Agnes service at 4 p.m. Contributions to Juvenile Diabetes Assn. Home Chapel, 10341 Manchester Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122. Funeral Mass will be Friday, 10:00 a.m. at St. Agnes. In lieu Hogancamp, M.D., Dr. Glenn E. "Doc" of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Agnes Home. baptized into the hope of Christ's www.boppchapel.com resurrection, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Beloved husband of the Kaplan, Leonard late Annette Hogancamp; dearest September 27, 1930 - March 13, father of Carol (Michael) Bran2 0 19 ; p a s s ed a w a y in B o c a son, Laura Smith, John (Tracey) Raton, Florida on March 13, 2019. Hogancamp and the late Mary M r . Ka p l a n was the beloved Struble; dear grandfather of 9 husband of Norma (Krasner) Kapa n d grea t -gra n d fa t h er of 8; lan; the dear father of Betsy Kapbrother of Mary Sue (Bill) Martilan Cytron (Ron), Andy Kaplan, nie; dear uncle, great-uncle, and Michael Kaplan (Lorie); and cousin and friend. the loving Zayde of Jess Cytron Dr. Hogancamp practiced med(Mat), Melanie Cytron, Jacob Cyicine in Ballwin, Ellisville and Eutron, and Grant Kaplan. He was reka for 40 years, team physician for Lafayette High School and preceded in death by his parents, the Ballwin American Legion baseball team. Jack and Nettie; his in-laws, Louis Services: Funeral Mass Saturday at Most Sacred Heart Catholic and Pauline Krasner; and his Church, Eureka at 11:00 a.m with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until Mass time. Entombment, Holy Cross Mausoleum. Visitation brother Paul. He had many cousins and wonderful friends. Mr. Friday 4-8 p.m. at the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, Kaplan was a generous contributor to numerous charities, and 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin. In lieu of flowers, was especially fond of Jewish causes. He was widely admired for his work in the lumber business founded by his grandfather, contributions may be made to BJC Evelyn's House. Friends and land development businesses which created affordable may sign the family's on-line guestbook at Schrader.com. family housing in the St. Louis area. Services: A graveside service will be held at Beth Hamedrosh Jager, Susan Hagodol, 9125 Ladue Road, on Friday, March 15, at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be A university and grade-school educator, editor and author, this appreciated. Shiva will be held at the family home. Please visit award winning teacher loved and bergermemorialchapel.com for more information. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE was loved by her students. She resided in Saint Louis County, Missouri. Susan passed away Lanning, John L. Sr. April 17, 2018 at age 69. Dear 83, Tues., March 12, 2019. Visit. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fri., March 15, daughter of Marjori and the late Elias, Kallal and Schaaf FH, Bethalto, where funeral services will Dr. Marvin Gibstine, she will be be held at 10 a.m. Sat., March 16. www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com fondly remembered by her extended family, her students and her long-time friends. Her Lippman, Anita Toby remains are entombed at New passed away March 13, 2019, Mt. Sinai Cemetery and Mausurrounded by family. She was soleum, Saint Louis MO 63123. preceded in death by her father Abe Hechter and her mother Ru t h , a n d h er t w o brothers Charles and Jody. James, Sharon K. She leaves behind her beloved (nee Hilderbrand), passed away, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. husband Dick, her three sons Jon Beloved wife of the late Richard James; loving mother of Kevin (Jenny), Mike, Jeff and her grand(Phyllis) James and Todd James; loving grandmother of Emily son Sam (Ally), granddaughter (Andrew), Cody, Cole, and Jacob; loving great-grandmother of Sofie, stepsons Rick (Diana) and Elliot and Evie; loving sister of Richard (Carolyn) Hilderbrand. Jim (Josephine), and step-grandBeloved aunt, great-aunt, cousin, and friend to many. daughters Hannah and Zoey, and Services: Funeral service at the SCHRADER Funeral Home and many, many friends. Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Anita was a high school theater and drama teacher for 35 Friday, 6:00 p.m. Interment private. Friends may sign the years at Chaminade and Brentwood High School. She produced family's online guestbook at Schrader.com. a play and a musical every year. Her basic sense of equality inspired her to use colorblind casting very early in her career. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched, but are felt in the heart.” Her basic instinct in life was to help others, and that's exactly HELEN KELLER what she did. She taught theater, but she also taught her students to have confidence in themselves, to believe they could succeed, how to talk and how to deal with the problems of growing up. SIGN THE ONLINE GUEST BOOK AND Her family and friends know that their lives will be never be SEND YOUR CONDOLENCES the same. Services: Visitation Friday, March 15, 10:00 a.m. at Berger Memorial Chapel, 9430 Olive Blvd., followed by funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Interment Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery, 7500 Olive Blvd. Please visit bergermemorialchapel.com for more information. STLtoday.com/obits BERGER MEMORIAL CHAPEL

Also on Tuesday, pediatric organizations expressed support for state legislation that would allow minors to get vaccinated without parental consent. Power lines caused California wildfire • An investigation has determined that one of the largest and most destructive fires in California history was sparked by power lines’ coming into contact during high wind. The Ventura County Fire Department said Wednesday that the contact ignited dry brush on Dec. 4, 2017, and eventually blackened more than 440 square miles. The Thomas fire destroyed more than a thousand structures in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and resulted in the deaths of two people. The report said the power lines operated by Southern California Edison created an electrical arc, which deposited molten material onto the ground. From news services

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Nalagan, Marcos C. "Cosy", M.D. - St. Louis Pendleton, Dorothy - St. Louis Salvaggio, Bonnie Ann - St. Louis Tinker, Wanda - St. Louis, formerly of Christopher, IL

Mayberry, Richard "Rick"

56, passed March 11, 2019. Visit Thurs., 3/14 4-8 p.m. at HUTCHENS, Florissant, MO. Service 11 a.m. Friday 3/15 at HUTCHENS. www.hutchensfuneralhomes.com

Nalagan, Marcos C. "Cosy", M.D.

3/12/19. Vis. Sun., 3/17, 3-7 pm at BOPP CHAPEL, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood. Funeral Mon., 10 a.m. at St. Clement Church, 1510 Bopp Rd. See boppchapel.com

Pendleton, Dorothy

92, March 9, 2019. Memorial service at Bethel United Methodist Church, Wildwood, Tuesday, 11 a.m. For more info see Schrader.com

Salvaggio, Bonnie Ann

73, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019. She leaves her husband of 33 years, Vince; sons, Cary Smith and Robert Hood; daughter, Kimberly Burle; grandchildren, Shelby, Harley, Jackson, & Caleb; two great grandchildren. Services: Visitation 10:30 a.m., Service 12:00 p.m. at Fey Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children's Hospital in memory of Bonnie Salvaggio.

Tinker, Wanda

77, passed away on March 12, 2019. She was born on June 20, 1941, to Dwight and Fa ye (Fu rl ow ) Cook. Sh e married Richard "Dick" Tinker and he survives of St Louis. She is also survived by her children R. Alan (Lisa) Tinker, Brian Tinker and Steve Tinker all of Dupo, IL; five grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother William Davis Cook. Services: Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher, IL. Visitation will be on Friday, March 15, 2019, from 4-8 p.m. at the Kutis Funeral Home, South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, Mehlville, MO, and on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher, IL. Burial will be at Mulkeytown Cemetery in Mulkeytown, IL. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association. For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com

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Parliament rejects no-deal withdrawal British lawmakers will vote Thursday on whether to ask for a delay BY JILL LAWLESS associated Press

LONDON • British lawmakers

have gone on record saying they don’t want the U.K. to leave the European Union without a divorce agreement in place, increasing the odds that Brexit won’t take place as planned at the end of the month. With the approaching deadline intensifying fears that economic and personal turmoil might follow a “no-deal” withdrawal by Britain, Parliament voted 321278 Wednesday to rule out the

possibility. However, Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union noted the decision wasn’t legally binding. She offered the House of Commons another chance to try to stop the countdown by voting Thursday on whether to ask the EU for a delay. A look at what might happen:

DELAY, DELAY

Now that the House of Commons gave leaving the EU without an agreement a thumbs down, they are scheduled to vote again on the EU to delay Brexit by up to three months. This option is likely to prove popular, since politicians on both sides of the Brexit debate fear time is running out to secure an orderly withdrawal by March 29. Extending the timeframe for Brexit requires approval from all 27 remaining EU member coun-

tries. They have an opportunity to grant such a request at a March 21-22 summit in Brussels. But the rest of the EU is reluctant to postpone Brexit beyond the late May elections for the EU’s legislature. The U.K. won’t be represented in the European Parliament after it quits the EU; its seats already have been given to other countries to fill in the elections. French President Emmanuel Macron, one of the EU’s strongest supporters, said Wednesday that a request for a postponement would be considered, but not granted automatically. Macron said the British government has “to explain to us what the point of it is, and in particular whether it adds anything.”

CONTINUING CRISIS

Whatever Parliament decides

this week, it won’t end Britain’s Brexit crisis. Both lawmakers and the public remain split between backers of a clean break from the EU and those who favor continuing a close relationship, either through a post-Brexit trade deal or by reversing the June 2016 decision to leave. May also is unwilling to abandon the hard-won deal with the EU on Britain’s withdrawal and future relationship with the bloc. Parliament voted it down twice, and May might try to put it to a third. She told lawmakers after their Wednesday vote they are down to two choices: approving a withdrawal agreement in coming days and requesting a short delay to Brexit, or requesting a “much longer” extension from the EU in hopes of negotiating a new arrangement. The prime minister warned

Dozens are trapped, at least 8 dead after school collapses in Nigeria

that a long extension would mean Britain would have to take part in the European elections. May said the House of Commons had to “face up” to the consequences of the decisions it made. Some think the only way forward is a snap election that could rearrange the forces in Parliament and break the political deadlock. May has ruled that out, but could come to see it as her only option. And anti-Brexit campaigners haven’t abandoned efforts to secure a new referendum on whether to remain in the EU. The government opposes the idea, which at the moment also lacks majority support in Parliament. However, the political calculus could change if the paralysis drags on. The opposition Labour Party has said it would support a second referendum if other options were exhausted.

Five Afghan soldiers killed in friendly fire incident with U.S. forces Mistaken firefight at checkpoint led to airstrikes FROM NEWS SERVICES

K A B U L , A F G H A N I S TA N • Five Afghan soldiers were

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A child is rescued from the rubble of a collapsed building in Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday. Rescue efforts were underway after a three-story building collapsed while classes were in session, with scores of children thought to be inside at the time.

As many as 100 children could have been in the building’s top floors, witnesses say BY SAM OLUKOYA AND CARLEY PETESCH associated Press

LAGOS, NIGERIA • Emergency

crews sifted through debris as night fell on frantic efforts to rescue scores of children and others feared trapped inside a threestory building that collapsed Wednesday in Nigeria’s densely populated commercial capital, Lagos. At least eight people were confirmed dead and 37 others were rescued alive. Anguished families crowded around the flattened remains of the building, which housed an elementary school, holding out hope that more children would still be found alive in the wreckage. Scenes of jubilation erupted earlier in the day when a man was brought out alive. But the mood shifted dramatically an hour later when another man was brought out dead. The rescue of a woman

carried to an ambulance on a stretcher was greeted with cries of, “She’s not dead!” in the local Yoruba language. The evening call to prayer could be heard as hundreds anxiously waited in the city’s Ita Faji neighborhood trying to help in rescue efforts. Using flashlights, some people pulled what looked like clothing from the ruins. As many as 100 children had been in the primary school on the building’s top floors, witnesses said. “It touches one to lose precious lives in any kind of mishap, particularly those so young and tender,” Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said. Earlier, Associated Press video showed rescuers in yellow vests carrying dust-covered, stunnedlooking children from the rubble, to cheers from hundreds who had rushed to the scene. But the crowd quieted as others were pulled out slung over rescuers’

shoulders, unmoving. More equipment was brought in as nightfall approached. National Emergency Management Agency spokesman Ibrahim Farinloye said 37 people had been pulled out alive, while eight bodies were recovered from the ruins. An unknown number remained missing. It was not immediately clear why the building collapsed, but such disasters are all too common in Nigeria, where many buildings are constructed without regulatory oversight and floors are added to already unstable buildings. Lagos state Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode said the building, which had been marked for demolition, was classified as residential and the school was operating illegally on the top two floors. He promised a full investigation once rescue operations were concluded and vowed that those responsible would be prosecuted.

“I want to commiserate with the families of those that lost their lives in this collapsed building,” the governor said in a post on his Facebook page. The children’s rights group Plan International Nigeria called on the Lagos state government to “launch an inquiry into the incident, and ensure that all persons found culpable for dereliction of duties are punished.” “This incident has further highlighted the urgent need ... to take urgent action on issues of safety in schools across the country,” country director Hussaini Abdu said. Ambode, the state governor, said his deputy was visiting hospitals and that the government would cover the hospital bills of survivors. “All we are interested in now is to save more lives and also see how those that have been rescued are put in proper place and proper care,” he said.

killed Wednesday morning in a friendly fire incident with U.S. troops that led to a U.S. airstrike, according to Afghan and U.S. officials. The fighting began when a U.S.-Afghan convoy came under fire from forces positioned near an Afghan National Army checkpoint in the Uruzgan province. The convoy tried to communicate it was a friendly group as it neared the checkpoint but was unable to de-escalate the situation, U.S. and coalition officials said. In a statement to CNN, Lt. Ubon Mendie, a spokesman for the U.S. forces based in Afghanistan, said the convoy requested air support in selfdefense after coming “under effective small arms and rocket propelled grenade fire.” The Afghan government issued a statement saying that five Afghan soldiers were killed and 10 were wounded in the two airstrikes — numbers the coalition is also accepting, an official told CNN. No American forces were killed. Though the incident is under investigation, a coalition official said a working theory was that the Afghan soldiers did not realize they were firing on a friendly convoy. Elsewhere, in western Farah province, the Taliban stormed an army checkpoint along the main highway in Gulistan district on Tuesday, killing 10 soldiers, said Abdul Samad Salehi, a member of the provincial council. Reinforcements were sent and the area was retaken and brought under control but five or six other troops remained missing, Salehi added. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack in Farah. CNN and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Two masked men kill five students, two adults at state school in Brazil BY MAURICIO SAVARESE AND ANNA JEAN KAISER associated Press

S U Z A N O , B R A Z I L • Two masked men armed with guns, knives, axes and crossbows descended on a school in southern Brazil on Wednesday, killing five students and two adults before taking their own lives, authorities said. The men, identified as former students at the school in a suburb of Sao Paulo, also shot and killed the owner of a used car business nearby before launching the attack on the school, authorities said. Besides the five students, the dead included a teacher and a school administrator, said Joao Camilo Pires de Campos, the state’s public secretary. Nine others were wounded in the school attack and hospitalized, he said. “This is the saddest day of my

life,” de Campos said, speaking to reporters outside the school in the Sao Paulo suburb of Suzano. Authorities identified the attackers as Guilherme Taucci Monteiro, 17, and Henrique de Castro, 25. “The big question is: What was the motivation of these former students?” de Campos said. Minutes before the attack, Monteiro had posted 26 photos on his Facebook page, including several with guns and one that showed him giving the middle finger as he looked into the camera. In some of the photos, he wore a black scarf with a white imprint of a skull and crossbones. No text accompanied the posts. By Wednesday afternoon, Facebook had taken down Monteiro’s page. During the attack, Monteiro opened fire with a .38 caliber handgun and de Castro used a crossbow, de Campos said, add-

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A teenager who was injured Wednesday in a shooting inside the Raul Brasil school is carried on a gurney into a hospital in Suzano, Brazil.

ing that forensics would determine how each of the victims died. The attackers were also carrying Molotov cocktails, knives

and small axes, authorities said The assailants were trying to force their way inside a room at the back of the school where many students were hiding when

police arrived. Instead of facing police, they turned their weapons on themselves, authorities said without elaborating. Students gathered outside the school recounted harrowing attacks and seeing several bodies lying in pools of blood. Kelly Milene Guerra Cardoso, 16, said she and other students had taken refuge in the school’s cafeteria, locked the door and lay on the floor. “We stayed there until the door was opened. We thought it was the shooters coming to get us, but it was the police,” she said. “They told us to start running.” Horacio Pereira Nunes, a retiree whose house is next to the school, said he had heard shots about 10 a.m. “Then a lot of kids started running out, all screaming,” he said. “It didn’t take long until police arrived.”


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WORLD DIGEST U.N. makes no progress on Yemen

Security Council members said envoy Martin Griffiths reported no progress Wednesday in getting the warring parties in Yemen to withdraw their forces from the key port of Hodeida and two smaller ports as called for in an agreement they signed in December. Griffiths had been more optimistic last month, telling the council he expected the imminent pullout of forces. The conflict in Yemen began with the 2014 takeover of the capital, Sanaa, by the Iranian-backed Houthis, who toppled the government of Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. A Saudi-led coalition allied with Hadi’s internationally recognized government has been fighting the Houthis since 2015. The fighting has killed thousands of civilians, left millions suffering from food and medical care shortages, and pushed the country to the brink of famine. Hundreds sickened by toxic waste in Malaysia • Toxic waste illegally dumped into a river in southern Johor state sickened scores of students and teachers, prompting Malaysia’s government to order 111 schools to close Wednesday. Education Minister Maszlee Malek told 34 schools to shut down and later said that number was up to 111 schools. He didn’t give details. More than 500 people were treated for breathing difficulties, dizziness, nausea and vomiting after inhaling toxic fumes from the waste. Officials said 166 people were hospitalized, and several were under intensive care. Two factory owners and a worker have been detained for investigation. News outlets said the waste was discharged a week ago, leaving a thick black sludge in the river. Cleanup efforts are ongoing. Outcry after rape verdict in Italy • Italy’s Justice Ministry has ordered a preliminary inquiry into an appeals court ruling that overturned a rape verdict in part by arguing that the woman who was attacked was too ugly to be a credible rape victim. The ruling has sparked outrage in Italy, prompting a flash mob Monday outside the Ancona court. The appeals sentence was handed down in 2017 — by an all-female panel — but the reasons behind it only emerged publicly when Italy’s high court annulled it on March 5 and ordered a retrial. Two Peruvian men were initially convicted of the 2015 rape of a Peruvian woman in Ancona, but the Italian appeals court overturned the verdict and absolved them, finding that she was not a credible witness. In part of the ruling, the court noted that the suspects had found her too unattractive to be a credible rape victim. New Cabinet selected in Sudan • Sudan’s prime minister on Wednesday announced a new Cabinet packed with supporters of President Omar al-Bashir, who is digging in after nearly three months of protests against his long rule. Al-Bashir disbanded the government last month and declared a state of emergency. Sudan has been gripped by nationwide protests since Dec. 19, and opposition parties and professional unions have called on al-Bashir to step down after three decades in power. Mohammed Taher Eyla, who al-Bashir tapped to form the new government, kept the defense and foreign ministers in place. Gen. Awad Mohammed Ibn Auf, the defense minister, was named vice president last month. Activists say most of the new ministers belong to the ruling National Congress party. Activist teen nominated for Nobel Peace Prize • Three Norwegian lawmakers have nominated Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, who has become a prominent voice in campaigns against climate change, for the Nobel Peace Prize. Freddy Andre Oevstegaard and two other members of the Socialist Left Party said they believe “the massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution.” Thunberg, 16, has encouraged students to skip school to join protests demanding faster action on climate change, a movement that has spread beyond Sweden to other European nations. Any national lawmaker can nominate somebody for the Nobel Peace Prize. Russian intelligence agency suing newspaper • Russia’s main intelligence agency is suing a major independent newspaper for defamation over reports of torture in a Russian city. Court filings show that a Moscow court accepted on Tuesday the FSB’s lawsuit against Novaya Gazeta over two articles published this year. Novaya Gazeta interviewed rights activists and the wife of a man who was reportedly tortured soon after a deadly explosion in an apartment building in the city of Magnitogorsk in the Ural mountains on New Year’s Eve. Novaya Gazeta reported in January that a Kyrgyz man was detained and tortured by FSB officers who allegedly wanted him to plead guilty to arranging the bombing. Georgia says two were selling uranium • Security officials in the country of Georgia say two men have been arrested for possessing uranium that they were planning to sell. The statement said they were in possession of about 40 grams of uranium-238. That is the most common isotope of uranium and is not fissile but can be used to produce highly fissile plutonium-239.

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Netanyahu tells Arabs they’re not Israelis Statement is seen as electoral ploy BY CAROLINE ALEXANDER AND AMY TEIBEL Bloomberg

Akram Agbaria, 25, is an engineering student at an Israeli university in a Jewish settlement. Yhea Hassoun is proud of his son’s service in the Israeli army. Both these Arabs call Israel home. But with a closely fought election looming, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made it clear to the country’s large Arab minority that being Israeli means being a Jew. “Israel is not a state of all its citizens,” Netanyahu said on Facebook after a local celebrity criticized his assertion that Arab parties don’t belong in any government formed after the April 9 vote. “Israel is the nationstate of the Jewish people — and it

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alone.” Though he has repeatedly attacked Arab parties and exploited fear over the Arab vote to drive right-wing turnout, Netanyahu had never before explicitly suggested that one can’t be Israeli and Arab at the same time. About a fifth of Israel’s 9 million people are both. The comments have refocused at-

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The United Nations released on Wednesday its sixth Global Environment Outlook report. Its main message, delivered across 740 pages, is straightforward: Human action is degrading the Earth and its ecosystems, and conditions will worsen if people do not take “unprecedented action” to try to reverse the situation. Those actions, according to the report, include reducing land degradation, limiting pollution, improving water management and mitigating climate change. The report also calls for environmental considerations to be “mainstreamed” into all social and economic decisions — so that the environment, in other words, is viewed not as its own issue, but central to all policymaking at all governmental levels. The report warns that, among other things, millions could die prematurely from air pollution and from deadly infectious diseases from water pollution by 2050. The report stresses that “unsustainable human activities globally have degraded the Earth’s ecosystems, endangering the ecological foundations of society.” The first Global Environment Outlook report was released in 1997. Its sixth iteration was released in time for this year’s U.N. Environment Assembly, currently taking place in Nairobi. But it also comes on the heels of another U.N. report, issued in October, which said that the world had an estimated 12 years to limit the disastrous effects of climate change.

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Martinez says he’d be happy to relieve Hudson’s bid to be in starting rotation hits a slight bump

MIZZOU LIVES ANOTHER DAY

Geist has career-high 30 in win over Georgia

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Billikens will need to bring their best SLU set to open play in A-10 tournament against Richmond

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Cardinals righthander Dakota Hudson delivers a pitch in the first inning Wednesday against the Miami Marlins.

St. Louis University guard Tramaine Isabell Jr. has found his scoring touch and is averaging 23.2 points in the last six games.

BY BEN FREDERICKSON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

BY STU DURANDO St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JUPITER, FLA. • On the same

NEW YORK • There have been

day Carlos Martinez told the Cardinals he would be an enthusiastic member of the bullpen if called upon for that role, the team received a reminder that filling his absence in the rotation remains a challenge. Like Martinez’s answer to how he views the fork in the road he is once again moving toward, the organization’s plans for its rotation are evolving in real time. One small step forward; Martinez will return to throwing from flat ground Thursday. One small step back; Dakota Hudson, the Cardinal perceived to be leading the pack in the race to replace Martinez, encountered some turbulence in his latest under-the-microscope start. Before Hudson allowed two hits and three walks in three innings of Wednesday’s 4-1 loss to the Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium, Martinez shared what he told the Cardinals in a morning meeting regarding the current state of his problematic throwing shoulder and what comes next. Martinez, who will not pitch in a spring training game and will be on the injured list come opening day, will need to continue to prove his health as he nears the point in his recovery where the

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Georgia guard William Jackson II defends against Missouri guard Jordan Geist on Wednesday.

SEC TOURNAMENT

BY DAVE MATTER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

NASHVILLE, TENN. • Jordan Geist wasn’t ready to call it a career, so hold off on the obituary for the Missouri Tigers’ season. A 71-61 victory over Georgia in Wednesday’s opening game of the Southeastern Conference tournament kept No. 12 seed Mizzou in Nashville for another day at Bridgestone Arena. Back in the building where last year’s season expired, the Tigers can thank Geist for this

Perron boards plane, boding well for Blues > UP NEXT: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Senators, FSM

OTTAWA • As far as travel

for at least this trip it seems, were defenseman Joel Edmundson and forward Sammy Blais, both of whom were hurt in the Arizona game Tuesday. Edmundson was hurt in the second period and did not return with what is being described as a lower-body injury. Blais hurt his left leg in a fall behind the Arizona goal in the second period and was trying to crawl off the ice when play was stopped. He returned and played the third period, but coach Craig Berube said the injury got worse overnight. See BLUES • Page B6

> Thursday’s games (TV: SEC Net.) Florida vs. Arkansas, noon Missouri vs. Auburn, 2:30 p.m. Ole Miss vs. Alabama, 6 p.m. Mississippi State vs. Texas A&M, 8:30 p.m.

one. Fouls depleted Cuonzo Martin’s already thin rotation, but like he has most of his senior year, Geist did the heavy lifting, finishing with a

career-high 30 points. Was he snubbed by voters for some postseason honors? Perhaps. Between the AllSEC first and second team, 16 players make the coaches’ all-conference squad. Despite weekly testimonials from opposing coaches across the SEC the last two months, Geist wasn’t among those 16 players honored as the league’s best this week. But it was again clear Wednesday where he ranks among his teammates. See SEC • Page B4

Ladue High has shot at a rare state double

BY TOM TIMMERMANN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

days go for the Blues, Wednesday had more than its share of comings and goings. Most notable, as the Blues got on their flight to Canada to start a three-game swing that also takes them to Pittsburgh and Buffalo, was the presence of forward David Perron on the plane. Perron has been out since Jan. 17 with a concussion and despite his regular presence in practice recently, this is the most tangible sign so far of him being ready to get back in a game, which is most welcome news for the Blues. Not on the flight, and out

> Wednesday’s games in Nashville Missouri 71 Georgia 61 Texas A&M 69, Vanderbilt 52

BENJAMIN HOCHMAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

There were enough palpitations for a whole postseason. In the fourth quarter, the Ladue boys basketball team was down by nine points … but the Rams came back and won, while holding the opponent to just six points the entire quarter. And looking back, this was only the third-craziest win of Ladue’s postseason. “It’s been nerve-wracking, exciting, awesome,” coach Chad Anderson said. “And

probably a few other adjectives.” Ladue is in the Final Four of the Class 4 state playoffs. The Rams play Friday in Springfield against St. Mary’s. It’s exciting in numerous ways for the Rams – first Final Four in school history, exciting culmination for the seniors, the winning of three particularly crazy postseason games just to get there – but there’s also this little history they’re chasing (that perhaps they didn’t even know they were chasing). Since 1968-69, no St. Louis school has won the state football and basketball titles in the

pockets of the season or specific games in which St. Louis University’s seven core players have excelled individually. Senior Javon Bess started the season fast, peaked at midseason and tapered off as an injury took its toll. Senior Tramaine Isabell Jr. needed until recent weeks to find the offensive form he had displayed at Drexel last season. Sophomore Jordan Goodwin has been hit and miss. Coach Travis Ford would like to flip a switch on everyone starting Thursday night when the Billikens open the Atlantic 10 tournament against Richmond at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. “Everyone needs to bring their A game,” Ford said. “It doesn’t mean you have to score all the points. It may be rebounding, assists or defense. But you have to contribute. You have to make a positive impact on the game somehow, and all these guys are more than capable.”

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ATLANTIC 10 TOURNAMENT > Wednesday’s games in Brooklyn G. Washington 68, Massachusetts 64 Richmond 52, Fordham 50 > Thursday’s games (TV: NBCSN) Rhode Island vs. La Salle, 11 a.m. G. Mason vs. G. Washington, 1:30 p.m. Duquesne vs. Saint Joseph’s, 5 p.m. St. Louis U. vs. Richmond, 7:30 p.m.

CHALLENGE CUP SLUH defeats De Smet 3-2 in double overtime in the championship game at Enterprise Center. Page B9

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Friday 3/15 SS at/vs. Astros* 5:05 p.m. FSM

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Saturday 3/16 at Nationals* 12:05 p.m. MLB Network

Sunday 3/17 at Marlins* 12:05 p.m. FSM

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Saturday 3/16 at Penguins Noon FSM

Sunday 3/17 at Sabres 4 p.m. FSM

Tuesday 3/19 vs. Oilers 7 p.m. FSM

St. Louis U. men’s basketball • slubillikens.com | 314-977-4758 Thursday 3/14 A-10 tourn. vs. Richmond, 7:30, NBCSN

Friday 3/15 A-10 tourn. vs. Dayton (if nec.) 7:30, NBCSN

Saturday 3/16 A-10 tourn. vs. TBA (if nec.) noon, CBSSN

Sunday 3/17 A-10 tourn. vs. TBA (if nec.) noon, KMOV-4

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Illinois men’s basketball • fightingillini.com | 217-333-3470 Thursday 3/14 Big Ten tourn. vs. Iowa, 8:30 p.m., BTN

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Saturday 3/16 Big Ten semifinal (if nec.), 2:30 p.m., KMOV-4

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St. Louis FC • saintlouisfc.com | 636-680-0997 Saturday 3/16 at Nashville 7 p.m.

Saturday 3/23 vs. Tampa Bay 1 p.m.

Saturday 3/30 vs. Charlotte 1 p.m.

Saturday 4/6 at Atlanta 6:30 p.m.

OTHER EVENTS INDOOR SOCCER • St. Louis Ambush home games Fri. 3/29: vs. Milwaukee, 7:35 p.m. FAIRMOUNT PARK HORSE RACING • Simulcasting: 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. daily.

ON THE AIR BASEBALL 12:05 p.m. Exhibition: Cardinals vs. Mets, KMOX (1120 AM) 12:05 p.m. Exhibition: Red Sox at Tigers, MLB Network BASKETBALL 11 a.m. Big East tournament: Villanova vs. Providence, FS1 11 a.m. Atlantic 10 tournament: Rhode Island vs. La Salle, NBCSN 11:30 a.m. Big Ten tournament: Ohio State vs. Indiana, BTN 11:30 a.m. ACC tournament: Virginia vs. North Carolina State, ESPN 11:30 a.m. Big 12 tournament: Baylor vs. Iowa State, ESPN2 Noon SEC tournament: Florida vs. Arkansas, SEC Network Noon American tournament: South Florida vs. Connecticut, ESPNU 1:30 p.m. Big East tournament: Xavier vs. Creighton, FS1 1:30 p.m. Atlantic 10 tournament: George Mason vs. G. Washington, NBCSN 2 p.m. ACC tournament: Florida State vs. Virginia Tech, ESPN 2 p.m. Big 12 tournament: Kansas State vs. Texas Christian, ESPN2 2 p.m. Big Ten tournament: Maryland vs. Nebraska, BTN 2 p.m. Mountain West tournament: Nevada vs. Boise State, CBSSN 2:30 p.m. SEC tournament: Auburn vs. Missouri, SEC Network, KTRS (550 AM) 2:30 p.m. American tournament: Memphis vs. Tulane, ESPNU 4:30 p.m. Mountain West tournament: San Diego State vs. UNLV, CBSSN 5 p.m. Atlantic 10 tournament: Duquesne vs. St. Joseph’s, NBCSN 6 p.m. Big Ten tournament: Minnesota vs. Penn State, BTN 6 p.m. ACC tournament: North Carolina vs. Louisville, ESPN 6 p.m. Big 12 tournament: Texas Tech vs. West Virginia, ESPN2 6 p.m. Big East tournament: Marquette vs. St. John’s, FS1 6 p.m. NBA: Thunder at Pacers, FSM Plus 6 p.m. SEC tournament: Mississippi vs. Alabama, SEC Network 7 p.m. American tournament: Tulsa vs. Southern Methodist, ESPNU 7 p.m. NBA: Lakers at Raptors, TNT 7:30 p.m. A- 10 tournament: St. Louis U. vs. Richmond, NBCSN, WXOS (101.1 FM) 8 p.m. Mountain West tournament: Utah State vs. New Mexico, CBSSN 8:30 p.m. ACC tournament: Duke vs. Syracuse, ESPN 8:30 p.m. Big 12 tournament: Kansas vs. Texas, ESPN2 8:30 p.m. SEC tournament: Mississippi State vs. Texas A&M, SEC Network 8:30 p.m. Big Ten tournament: Iowa vs. Illinois, BTN, KFNS (590 AM) 8:30 p.m. Big East tournament: Seton Hall vs. Georgetown, FS1 9:30 p.m. American tournament: Wichita State. vs. East Carolina, ESPNU 9:30 p.m. NBA: Mavericks at Nuggets, TNT 10:30 p.m. Pac-12 tournament: Utah vs. Washington State or Oregon, ESPN 10:30 p.m. Mountain West tournament: Fresno State vs. Air Force, CBSSN GOLF Noon PGA Tour: Players Championship, first round, GOLF 3 a.m. (Fri.) European PGA: Magical Kenya Open, GOLF HOCKEY 6:30 p.m. Blues at Senators, FSM, KMOX (1120 AM) TENNIS 1 p.m. Paribas Open: Men’s, women’s quarterfinals, ESPNews, Tennis Ch. 7 p.m. Paribas Open: Men’s, women’s quarterfinals, ESPNews, Tennis Ch.

DIGEST Former Cardinal Groat loses basketball radio job

Dick Groat, a former two-sports standout whose career included playing in a World Series for the Cardinals, is finishing his 40th season as color analyst on the University of Pittsburgh’s basketball radio broadcasts. But he won’t be back. Groat, who stopped working road games last season, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the decision was not his and called it a “complete shock.” Groat told the newspaper he was informed a couple weeks ago he would not be on air next season. “It hurt, but I’ve enjoyed every minute of college basketball,” he said. Groat, 88, is a Pittsburgh native who was an All-America basketball player at Duke and is in a select group of athletes to play in the NBA and Major League Baseball. He was taken with the third pick of the 1952 NBA draft by the Fort Wayne Pistons and spent a year in professional basketball before moving to baseball. Groat was an eight-time All-Star and won the National League’s Most Valuable Player Award in 1960 while playing for Pittsburgh, which won the World Series that year. He was traded to the Cardinals after the 1962 season and was their starting shortstop in 1964, when they won the World Series. He retired from baseball in 1967 and has served as a commentator for the Panthers since 1979. (AP) Kaiser wins Iditarod; Zirkle fourth • Pete Kaiser became the fifth indigenous Alaskan to win the Iditarod dog sled race, crossing the finish line in Nome early Wednesday after holding off defending champion Joar Ulsom. Kaiser receives $50,000 and a new pickup truck. Ulsom, a Norwegian, finished just 12 minutes behind Kaiser — who took 9 days, 12 hours, 39 minutes and 6 seconds to complete the nearly 1,000-mile journey across Alaskan wilderness that went over two mountain ranges, along the frozen Yukon River and across the treacherous Bering Sea coast. Aliy Zirkle, a 1988 Parkway West graduate, was fourth — her seventh top-10 finish in the last eight years. She was the runner-up three times. (From news services) Teens surge in tennis event • Two teenagers are shaking things up at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, in Indian Wells, Calif. Bianca Andreescu, an 18-year-old Canadian, routed two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza 6-0, 6-1 to reach the semifinals. In the day’s other women’s quarterfinal, Elina Svitolina topped Marketa Vondrousova 4-6, 6-4. 6-4. Among men, Miomir Kecmanovic, a 19-year-old Serb, advanced when Yoshihito Nishioka retired after losing the first set 6-4. Kecmanovic next plays Milos Raonic, who beat Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4, 6-3. Rafael Nadal defeated Filip Krajinovic 6-3, 6-4 and next faces Karen Khachanov, who ousted John Isner 6-4, 7-6 (1). Roger Federer defeated Kyle Edmund 6-1, 6-4 and meets Hubert Hurkacz, who upended Denis Shapovalov 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3. And No. 7 seed Dominic Thiem swept Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 6-3. (AP)

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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Messi sparks Barcelona to win Liverpool also moves to quarterfinal round ASSOCIATED PRESS

Just when the Camp Nou crowd was getting nervous, Lionel Messi turned a close game into a complete rout. Messi scored two goals before setting up two more as Barcelona beat visiting Lyon 5-1 on Wednesday to reach the Champions League soccer quarterfinals for a 12th straight season. After a 0-0 draw in the first leg, Luis Suarez helped Barcelona go up 2-0 by halftime by earning a penalty converted by Messi, then setting up Philippe Coutinho to score. Lucas Tousart gave the visitors hope with a goal in the 58th minute after Barcelona failed to clear a corner kick. That meant Lyon only needed one more goal to go through, but Messi scored in the 78th before passing for Gerard Pique and substitute Ousmane Dembele to round off the big win. “We suffered unnecessarily for a while after they made it 2-1,” said Messi, who matched Xavi Hernandez’s club record of 476 career victories. “We complicated things by letting our guard down on a set piece. After the 3-1 we could calm down.” Messi’s goals were his seventh and eighth in the Champions League this season and took his tally to 36 in all competitions for Barcelona. With the win, Barcelona set a Champions League record of 30 consecutive home matches without a loss, which dates to September 2013. Barcelona also stayed on course for a possible treble of titles. It leads the Spanish league and has reached the final of the Copa del Rey. Barcelona was on the front foot from the start and Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes did well to swat away Messi’s first shot on goal shortly after kickoff. But he could only watch hopelessly while prone on the turf when Messi floated his penalty kick past, using the “Panenka” style scoop after the goalie has moved too early. “When (Messi) is playing at this level you almost can’t stop him,”

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Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (left) beats Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes on a penalty kick, one of two goals he scored in the match Wednesday.

Lyon coach Bruno Genesio said. Messi’s 17th-minute spot kick was thanks to Suarez, who deftly sought and found contact with sliding defender Jason Denayer in the area to draw a foul. Suarez continued to torment Lyon’s back line with his runs into the box. A quick switch of the ball from his left boot to his right was enough for Suarez to juke past Fernando Marcal and draw in Lopes before he passed for Coutinho to tap home on the half-hour mark. Lopes already had been shaken up in a collision with Coutinho that forced play to be stopped for around five minutes before he tried to go on playing. But Lopes finally asked to be substituted in the 34th. Liverpool 3, Bayern Munich 1 • Sadio Mane scored twice to send Liverpool into the Champions League quarterfinals with a victory on the road in the second leg of the last 16. Mane opened the scoring with a delicate finish in the 26th minute and added Liverpool’s third in the 84th by heading in Mohamed Salah’s cross as Bayern desperately sought a way back into the game. Serge Gnabry had forced an own goal from Joel Matip to equalize in the 39th, but Liverpool went ahead again through a corner when Virgil Van Dijk met James Milner’s cross with a

thumping header in the 69th. “Scoring three is really difficult. Actually, we scored four because we scored the other one as well. It’s a big step for us,” said manager Jurgen Klopp, whose team lost in the final to Real Madrid last year. “We really are back in the landscape of international football.” After a scoreless first leg, Liverpool’s win puts four English teams into the quarterfinals for the first time since 2009. Manchester United, Tottenham and Manchester City also advanced. It’s the first time since 2006 that there will be no German team among the last eight. For the first time since winning the tournament in 2013, Bayern’s campaign wasn’t ended by a Spanish team. “We deserved to lose today,” said Bayern manager Niko Kovac, whose side claimed the Bundesliga lead at the weekend. “Liverpool was the better team in two games.” Klopp, who previously coached Bayern’s old foe Borussia Dortmund, led the away fans’ celebrations after the final whistle. “I’m proud and happy, because this club deserves awareness again,” said Klopp, who also lost the final to Bayern with Dortmund in 2013 but said past disappointments played no role. “It’s not sweeter for me because it’s Bayern. I want to win for Liverpool and not to beat Bayern.”

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Jets obtain Steelers holdout Bell last season because of a heel injury that began early in training camp.

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Le’Veon Bell sat out a full season while considering where he’d make his next moves on the field. Well-rested, motivated and armed with a new contract, the star running back is joining quarterback Sam Darnold and the Jets. Bell agreed to a deal Wednesday, the day free agency in the NFL opened, The Associated Press reported. The decision ended months of speculation about where he’d resume his playing career after six years with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ESPN said the deal is for four years and $52.5 million — including $35 million guaranteed. Bell also announced his decision on Twitter, saying: “I’m back in the green baby, let’s get it.” The deal gives Darnold and new coach Adam Gase a big-time playmaker, arguably the best player at his position before Bell opted to sit out all of last season rather than sign a franchise tender with Pittsburgh. Bell, 27, is a two-time AP AllPro selection and three-time Pro Bowl pick who immediately upgrades the Jets’ backfield. New York still has running backs Isaiah Crowell, Elijah McGuire and Trenton Cannon, but Crowell is likely to be released. Bilal Powell, the team’s fourthround pick in 2011, is a free agent and unlikely to be back. Bell has rushed for 5,336 yards and 35 touchdowns, and has 312 catches for 2,660 yards and seven scores as one of the most versatile and dangerous offensive players in the NFL. His 128.9 yards from scrimmage per game over his career is the best mark in the NFL since the 1970 merger. Jags drop Bortles • The Jacksonville Jaguars released Blake Bortles four hours after officially agreeing to terms with fellow quarterback

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Le’Veon Bell shined for the Steelers — albeit not last year, when he held out all season.

Nick Foles. Jacksonville will save $4.5 million against the salary cap by cutting Bortles. Peterson among those staying put • The Washington Redskins reportedly agreed to terms on an $8 million, two-year deal to keep running back Adrian Peterson, who turns 34 next week. He rushed for 1,042 yards and seven touchdowns last season. • The Seahawks are bringing back linebacker Mychal Kendricks despite his uncertain legal situation. He is facing possible jail time after pleading guilty to insider trading charges last year. • The Cowboys are keeping offensive tackle Cameron Fleming and fullback Jamize Olawale. 49ers getting Ford • San Francisco agreed to a trade for Kansas City pass rusher Dee Ford and is signing running back Tevin Coleman, who had been with the Falcons. As previously reported, the 49ers also are signing offensive lineman Trent Brown from the Patriots. Kansas City also released safety Eric Berry, who missed nearly all of

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Elsewhere • The Raiders agreed to a deal with free agent Tyrell Williams, a former deep threat for the Chargers. He is their second bigtime addition at receiver this offseason. Oakland previously agreed to acquire Antonio Brown in a trade with Pittsburgh. • The Patriots were finalizing a trade with the Eagles to acquire defensive end Michael Bennett. He would replace Trey Flowers, who was lured away by the Lions in free agency. • The Bears agreed to a contract with two-time Pro Bowl kickoff returner Cordarrelle Patterson, who was with the Patriots last season. They also released embattled kicker Cody Parkey. • Free-agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is meeting with the Dolphins. He was the backup last year to the Saints’ Drew Brees. • Safety Earl Thomas, who had a been a mainstay with the Seahakws, is headed to the Ravens. • The Cardinals acquired tackle Marcus Gilbert from Pittsburgh for a 2019 sixth-round draft pick. • The Saints agreed to terms with free-agent running back Latavius Murray, who was with the Vikings. • The Chargers are adding backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who was with the Browns last year. Murray has pro day • Kyler Murray threw well enough Wednesday at his pro day, at the University of Oklahoma, to add to the buzz that he might be worthy of going No. 1 in next month’s draft. He did not run the 40-yard dash but made 66 throws and was impressive enough to get a meeting with the Giants afterward. They have the sixth pick. Arizona holds the top pick. “It was a very, very strong performance,” Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said.

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Sunday 3/17 at Marlins* 12:05 p.m. FSM

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Saturday 3/16 at Penguins Noon FSM

Sunday 3/17 at Sabres 4 p.m. FSM

Tuesday 3/19 vs. Oilers 7 p.m. FSM

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Friday 3/15 A-10 tourn. vs. Dayton (if nec.) 7:30, NBCSN

Saturday 3/16 A-10 tourn. vs. TBA (if nec.) noon, CBSSN

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Mizzou • mutigers.com | 800-228-7297 Men’s basketball

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St. Louis FC • saintlouisfc.com | 636-680-0997 Saturday 3/16 at Nashville 7 p.m.

Saturday 3/23 vs. Tampa Bay 1 p.m.

Saturday 3/30 vs. Charlotte 1 p.m.

Saturday 4/6 at Atlanta 6:30 p.m.

OTHER EVENTS INDOOR SOCCER • St. Louis Ambush home games Fri. 3/29: vs. Milwaukee, 7:35 p.m. FAIRMOUNT PARK HORSE RACING • Simulcasting: 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. daily.

ON THE AIR BASEBALL 12:05 p.m. Exhibition: Cardinals vs. Mets, KMOX (1120 AM) 12:05 p.m. Exhibition: Red Sox at Tigers, MLB Network BASKETBALL 11 a.m. Big East tournament: Villanova vs. Providence, FS1 11 a.m. Atlantic 10 tournament: Rhode Island vs. La Salle, NBCSN 11:30 a.m. Big Ten tournament: Ohio State vs. Indiana, BTN 11:30 a.m. ACC tournament: Virginia vs. North Carolina State, ESPN 11:30 a.m. Big 12 tournament: Baylor vs. Iowa State, ESPN2 Noon SEC tournament: Florida vs. Arkansas, SEC Network Noon American tournament: South Florida vs. Connecticut, ESPNU 1:30 p.m. Big East tournament: Xavier vs. Creighton, FS1 1:30 p.m. Atlantic 10 tournament: George Mason vs. G. Washington, NBCSN 2 p.m. ACC tournament: Florida State vs. Virginia Tech, ESPN 2 p.m. Big 12 tournament: Kansas State vs. Texas Christian, ESPN2 2 p.m. Big Ten tournament: Maryland vs. Nebraska, BTN 2 p.m. Mountain West tournament: Nevada vs. Boise State, CBSSN 2:30 p.m. SEC tournament: Auburn vs. Missouri, SEC Network, KTRS (550 AM) 2:30 p.m. American tournament: Memphis vs. Tulane, ESPNU 4:30 p.m. Mountain West tournament: San Diego State vs. UNLV, CBSSN 5 p.m. Atlantic 10 tournament: Duquesne vs. St. Joseph’s, NBCSN 6 p.m. Big Ten tournament: Minnesota vs. Penn State, BTN 6 p.m. ACC tournament: North Carolina vs. Louisville, ESPN 6 p.m. Big 12 tournament: Texas Tech vs. West Virginia, ESPN2 6 p.m. Big East tournament: Marquette vs. St. John’s, FS1 6 p.m. NBA: Thunder at Pacers, FSM Plus 6 p.m. SEC tournament: Mississippi vs. Alabama, SEC Network 7 p.m. American tournament: Tulsa vs. Southern Methodist, ESPNU 7 p.m. NBA: Lakers at Raptors, TNT 7:30 p.m. A- 10 tournament: St. Louis U. vs. Richmond, NBCSN, WXOS (101.1 FM) 8 p.m. Mountain West tournament: Utah State vs. New Mexico, CBSSN 8:30 p.m. ACC tournament: Duke vs. Syracuse, ESPN 8:30 p.m. Big 12 tournament: Kansas vs. Texas, ESPN2 8:30 p.m. SEC tournament: Mississippi State vs. Texas A&M, SEC Network 8:30 p.m. Big Ten tournament: Iowa vs. Illinois, BTN, KFNS (590 AM) 8:30 p.m. Big East tournament: Seton Hall vs. Georgetown, FS1 9:30 p.m. American tournament: Wichita State. vs. East Carolina, ESPNU 9:30 p.m. NBA: Mavericks at Nuggets, TNT 10:30 p.m. Pac-12 tournament: Utah vs. Washington State or Oregon, ESPN 10:30 p.m. Mountain West tournament: Fresno State vs. Air Force, CBSSN GOLF Noon PGA Tour: Players Championship, first round, GOLF 3 a.m. (Fri.) European PGA: Magical Kenya Open, GOLF HOCKEY 6:30 p.m. Blues at Senators, FSM, KMOX (1120 AM) TENNIS 1 p.m. Paribas Open: Men’s, women’s quarterfinals, ESPNews, Tennis Ch. 7 p.m. Paribas Open: Men’s, women’s quarterfinals, ESPNews, Tennis Ch.

DIGEST Former Cardinal Groat loses basketball radio job

Dick Groat, a former two-sports standout whose career included playing in a World Series for the Cardinals, is finishing his 40th season as color analyst on the University of Pittsburgh’s basketball radio broadcasts. But he won’t be back. Groat, who stopped working road games last season, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the decision was not his and called it a “complete shock.” Groat told the newspaper he was informed a couple weeks ago he would not be on air next season. “It hurt, but I’ve enjoyed every minute of college basketball,” he said. Groat, 88, is a Pittsburgh native who was an All-America basketball player at Duke and is in a select group of athletes to play in the NBA and Major League Baseball. He was taken with the third pick of the 1952 NBA draft by the Fort Wayne Pistons and spent a year in professional basketball before moving to baseball. Groat was an eight-time All-Star and won the National League’s Most Valuable Player Award in 1960 while playing for Pittsburgh, which won the World Series that year. He was traded to the Cardinals after the 1962 season and was their starting shortstop in 1964, when they won the World Series. He retired from baseball in 1967 and has served as a commentator for the Panthers since 1979. (AP) Kaiser wins Iditarod; Zirkle fourth • Pete Kaiser became the fifth indigenous Alaskan to win the Iditarod dog sled race, crossing the finish line in Nome early Wednesday after holding off defending champion Joar Ulsom. Kaiser receives $50,000 and a new pickup truck. Ulsom, a Norwegian, finished just 12 minutes behind Kaiser — who took 9 days, 12 hours, 39 minutes and 6 seconds to complete the nearly 1,000-mile journey across Alaskan wilderness that went over two mountain ranges, along the frozen Yukon River and across the treacherous Bering Sea coast. Aliy Zirkle, a 1988 Parkway West graduate, was fourth — her seventh top-10 finish in the last eight years. She was the runner-up three times. (From news services) Teens surge in tennis event • Two teenagers are shaking things up at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, in Indian Wells, Calif. Bianca Andreescu, an 18-year-old Canadian, routed two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza 6-0, 6-1 to reach the semifinals. In the day’s other women’s quarterfinal, Elina Svitolina topped Marketa Vondrousova 4-6, 6-4. 6-4. Among men, Miomir Kecmanovic, a 19-year-old Serb, advanced when Yoshihito Nishioka retired after losing the first set 6-4. Kecmanovic next plays Milos Raonic, who beat Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4, 6-3. Rafael Nadal defeated Filip Krajinovic 6-3, 6-4 and next faces Karen Khachanov, who ousted John Isner 6-4, 7-6 (1). Roger Federer defeated Kyle Edmund 6-1, 6-4 and meets Hubert Hurkacz, who upended Denis Shapovalov 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3. No. 7 seed Dominic Thiem swept Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 6-3, and No. 18 seed Gael Monfils beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-0, 6-2. (AP)

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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Messi sparks Barcelona to win Liverpool also moves to quarterfinal round ASSOCIATED PRESS

Just when the Camp Nou crowd was getting nervous, Lionel Messi turned a close game into a complete rout. Messi scored two goals before setting up two more as Barcelona beat visiting Lyon 5-1 on Wednesday to reach the Champions League soccer quarterfinals for a 12th straight season. After a 0-0 draw in the first leg, Luis Suarez helped Barcelona go up 2-0 by halftime by earning a penalty converted by Messi, then setting up Philippe Coutinho to score. Lucas Tousart gave the visitors hope with a goal in the 58th minute after Barcelona failed to clear a corner kick. That meant Lyon only needed one more goal to go through, but Messi scored in the 78th before passing for Gerard Pique and substitute Ousmane Dembele to round off the big win. “We suffered unnecessarily for a while after they made it 2-1,” said Messi, who matched Xavi Hernandez’s club record of 476 career victories. “We complicated things by letting our guard down on a set piece. After the 3-1 we could calm down.” Messi’s goals were his seventh and eighth in the Champions League this season and took his tally to 36 in all competitions for Barcelona. With the win, Barcelona set a Champions League record of 30 consecutive home matches without a loss, which dates to September 2013. Barcelona also stayed on course for a possible treble of titles. It leads the Spanish league and has reached the final of the Copa del Rey. Barcelona was on the front foot from the start and Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes did well to swat away Messi’s first shot on goal shortly after kickoff. But he could only watch hopelessly while prone on the turf when Messi floated his penalty kick past, using the “Panenka” style scoop after the goalie has moved too early. “When (Messi) is playing at this level you almost can’t stop him,”

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Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (left) beats Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes on a penalty kick, one of two goals he scored in the match Wednesday.

Lyon coach Bruno Genesio said. Messi’s 17th-minute spot kick was thanks to Suarez, who deftly sought and found contact with sliding defender Jason Denayer in the area to draw a foul. Suarez continued to torment Lyon’s back line with his runs into the box. A quick switch of the ball from his left boot to his right was enough for Suarez to juke past Fernando Marcal and draw in Lopes before he passed for Coutinho to tap home on the half-hour mark. Lopes already had been shaken up in a collision with Coutinho that forced play to be stopped for around five minutes before he tried to go on playing. But Lopes finally asked to be substituted in the 34th. Liverpool 3, Bayern Munich 1 • Sadio Mane scored twice to send Liverpool into the Champions League quarterfinals with a victory on the road in the second leg of the last 16. Mane opened the scoring with a delicate finish in the 26th minute and added Liverpool’s third in the 84th by heading in Mohamed Salah’s cross as Bayern desperately sought a way back into the game. Serge Gnabry had forced an own goal from Joel Matip to equalize in the 39th, but Liverpool went ahead again through a corner when Virgil Van Dijk met James Milner’s cross with a

thumping header in the 69th. “Scoring three is really difficult. Actually, we scored four because we scored the other one as well. It’s a big step for us,” said manager Jurgen Klopp, whose team lost in the final to Real Madrid last year. “We really are back in the landscape of international football.” After a scoreless first leg, Liverpool’s win puts four English teams into the quarterfinals for the first time since 2009. Manchester United, Tottenham and Manchester City also advanced. It’s the first time since 2006 that there will be no German team among the last eight. For the first time since winning the tournament in 2013, Bayern’s campaign wasn’t ended by a Spanish team. “We deserved to lose today,” said Bayern manager Niko Kovac, whose side claimed the Bundesliga lead at the weekend. “Liverpool was the better team in two games.” Klopp, who previously coached Bayern’s old foe Borussia Dortmund, led the away fans’ celebrations after the final whistle. “I’m proud and happy, because this club deserves awareness again,” said Klopp, who also lost the final to Bayern with Dortmund in 2013 but said past disappointments played no role. “It’s not sweeter for me because it’s Bayern. I want to win for Liverpool and not to beat Bayern.”

NFL NOTEBOOK

Jets obtain Steelers holdout Bell last season because of a heel injury that began early in training camp.

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Le’Veon Bell sat out a full season while considering where he’d make his next moves on the field. Well-rested, motivated and armed with a new contract, the star running back is joining quarterback Sam Darnold and the Jets. Bell agreed to a deal Wednesday, the day free agency in the NFL opened, The Associated Press reported. The decision ended months of speculation about where he’d resume his playing career after six years with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ESPN said the deal is for four years and $52.5 million — including $35 million guaranteed. Bell also announced his decision on Twitter, saying: “I’m back in the green baby, let’s get it.” The deal gives Darnold and new coach Adam Gase a big-time playmaker, arguably the best player at his position before Bell opted to sit out all of last season rather than sign a franchise tender with Pittsburgh. Bell, 27, is a two-time AP AllPro selection and three-time Pro Bowl pick who immediately upgrades the Jets’ backfield. New York still has running backs Isaiah Crowell, Elijah McGuire and Trenton Cannon, but Crowell is likely to be released. Bilal Powell, the team’s fourthround pick in 2011, is a free agent and unlikely to be back. Bell has rushed for 5,336 yards and 35 touchdowns, and has 312 catches for 2,660 yards and seven scores as one of the most versatile and dangerous offensive players in the NFL. His 128.9 yards from scrimmage per game over his career is the best mark in the NFL since the 1970 merger. Jags drop Bortles • The Jacksonville Jaguars released Blake Bortles four hours after officially agreeing to terms with fellow quarterback

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Le’Veon Bell shined for the Steelers — albeit not last year, when he held out all season.

Nick Foles. Jacksonville will save $4.5 million against the salary cap by cutting Bortles. Peterson among those staying put • The Washington Redskins reportedly agreed to terms on an $8 million, two-year deal to keep running back Adrian Peterson, who turns 34 next week. He rushed for 1,042 yards and seven touchdowns last season. • The Seahawks are bringing back linebacker Mychal Kendricks despite his uncertain legal situation. He is facing possible jail time after pleading guilty to insider trading charges last year. • The Cowboys are keeping offensive tackle Cameron Fleming and fullback Jamize Olawale. 49ers getting Ford • San Francisco agreed to a trade for Kansas City pass rusher Dee Ford and is signing running back Tevin Coleman, who had been with the Falcons. As previously reported, the 49ers also are signing offensive lineman Trent Brown from the Patriots. Kansas City also released safety Eric Berry, who missed nearly all of

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Elsewhere • The Raiders agreed to a deal with free agent Tyrell Williams, a former deep threat for the Chargers. He is their second bigtime addition at receiver this offseason. Oakland previously agreed to acquire Antonio Brown in a trade with Pittsburgh. • The Patriots were finalizing a trade with the Eagles to acquire defensive end Michael Bennett. He would replace Trey Flowers, who was lured away by the Lions in free agency. • The Bears agreed to a contract with two-time Pro Bowl kickoff returner Cordarrelle Patterson, who was with the Patriots last season. They also released embattled kicker Cody Parkey. • Free-agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is meeting with the Dolphins. He was the backup last year to the Saints’ Drew Brees. • Safety Earl Thomas, who had a been a mainstay with the Seahakws, is headed to the Ravens. • The Cardinals acquired tackle Marcus Gilbert from Pittsburgh for a 2019 sixth-round draft pick. • The Saints agreed to terms with free-agent running back Latavius Murray, who was with the Vikings. • The Chargers are adding backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who was with the Browns last year. Murray has pro day • Kyler Murray threw well enough Wednesday at his pro day, at the University of Oklahoma, to add to the buzz that he might be worthy of going No. 1 in next month’s draft. He did not run the 40-yard dash but made 66 throws and was impressive enough to get a meeting with the Giants afterward. They have the sixth pick. Arizona holds the top pick. “It was a very, very strong performance,” Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said.

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CARDINALS NOTEBOOK

Hits remain scarce for Redbirds in loss Ozuna collects two, but Cards strike out 10 times vs. Marlins

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BY RICK HUMMEL st. Louis Post-dispatch

JUPITER, FLA. • All was well

with the Cardinals’ offense. Cleanup man Marcell Ozuna (one for 20) doubled his hit total with a single and a double Wednesday. “I liked Ozuna’s day quite a bit,” manager Mike Shildt said. The Cardinals showed they could manufacture a run when Paul DeJong was nicked by a pitch, stole his second base of the spring (matching his total for his first two seasons), moved up on a wild pitch and scored on Max Shrock’s single through the infield. But all actually was not well. In a tried and true recipe for defeat, the offense mustered three his (besides striking out 10 times). And the Cardinals’ pitchers walked eight in a 4-1 exhibition loss to Miami, although only two of the walks scored. As for the offense — or lack of same — Shildt said, “Don’t love it. But it’s not a concern. We’re competitive and we want to put our best foot forward but we know ... guys are working on stuff. No concern about where we’re going with our offense. Just continue to work toward where we want to go. We know we want to get there soon.” The Cardinals have scored 72 runs in 19 games, or fewer than four per game. They are hitting .240 as a team, although they have not used their prospective regular-season lineup in any game yet. As for all those walks, including six in the first four innings by Dakota Hudson and Jordan Hicks, Shildt said, “That actually speaks to the guys we (pitched). Jordan and Dakota ... their stuff plays. Obviously, you don’t want the traffic, but they were able to get out of it for the most part.” Shildt, asked about the balance between the number of bases on

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Marcell Ozuna stretches in the dugout Wednesday before an exhibition game against the Miami Marlins.

balls and few of them scoring, said, “I’m a half glass full guy. But I don’t like to pour water into that glass a whole lot and drink out of that one.” Pitching coach Mike Maddux said, “We managed the walks well. We stranded a lot of runners (11). But we certainly don’t like to give up the free bases the way we did. “Guys are trying a couple of things here and there. We tell them to try everything and let’s hone in what we do best. We’re making the pitch when we have to, but we’ve got to be better making them to stay out of that situation.” Hudson walked three in three innings, giving up one run and throwing 69 pitches. Hicks, topping the 100 mph mark more than half a dozen times (he was as high as 103), made his first appearance in eight days. He walked three also. Both Hudson and Hicks walked opposing pitcher Jose Urena. “Walks are going to happen,” Shildt said. “Clearly, eight of

them are unacceptable.”

SHILDT ‘LEANING’ TOWARD 12 PITCHERS

Unlike last season when Cardinals manager Mike Matheny often had 13 pitchers on his staff, Shildt said he was “leaning” toward keeping 12 pitchers, which would mean seven relievers. Shildt, acting out the news of the day, actually leaned to his left when asked about 12 pitchers. He said if he leaned to his right, the answer would be 13 pitchers. Subject to several changes, the 12 would include starters Miles Mikolas, Jack Flaherty, Michael Wacha and Adam Wainwright and one of two others, either Hudson or John Gant. The seven relievers could be Hicks; Andrew Miller, who had another scoreless inning, striking out two Wednesday; Chasen Shreve, Alex Reyes, Dominic Leone, Mike Mayers and either Hudson or Gant. John Brebbia also is a factor in this, as is lefthander Austin Gomber, and Carlos Martinez ultimately will be in the bullpen when his shoul-

der is right. Maddux, discussing his own leanings, said, “Right now, I’m leaning on the 24 we have (still in camp).”

WACHA WILL BE FIRST PITCHER TO HIT

Wacha will bat Thursday as the first Cardinals pitcher to hit this spring when he faces the New York Mets. Wainwright will pitch Friday night in one game against Houston and righthander Daniel Ponce de Leon will travel to West Palm Beach that night to face another squad of Astros. Wainwright, anticipating Wacha hitting, said, “I’ve seen his BP this spring. It’s been pretty special.” But Wacha said, “I hope there’s guys on base every single time I’m up, so I can bunt them over. Get them over and let Carp (Matt Carpenter) drive them in.” “You never know, I might drag bunt,” said Wacha. Acknowledging that he never had done that, Wacha said, “There’s always a first time. How many times did

Martinez is willing to go to the bullpen CARDINALS • FROM B1

team will decide how to best use the electric stuff that has made him both a two-time All-Star starter and potent closer. The righthander, sidelined for 25 days by his latest bout of shoulder weakness, is moving forward once more. Fingers are crossed. “Much better, thanks to God,” Martinez said through team translator Carlos Villoria. “It’s really at peace, really improved. I just thank God for helping me to heal really fast. Right now, I just hope the shoulder is strong enough to pitch. Go from there.” Tests that showed weakness in the first week of camp now show strength, and the structure of the shoulder is, as manager Mike Shildt explained, “as sound as it can be for anybody that pitches as much as these guys pitch.” Martinez will be reevaluated in one week. Two successful weeks could lead him to throwing off the mound. And then? If he’s a reliever, his path to St. Louis would be shorter than if he’s built up for the rotation. While challenging, it could be possible that Martinez makes that transition, relief to rotation, while pitching for the Cardinals. “I’m a starter,” Martinez said earlier this spring. That response has since been revised. “I’m a starter, but whatever the manager needs me, I’ll be there,” Martinez said. “Those are his decisions.” So what does the manager say? “We would all like him to start,” Shildt said. “We would like that to happen. But we will check where we are, and know it’s a possibility he could go to the bullpen. It’s good to know he’s a good teammate, and is willing to be open to that.” Martinez makes starter money and has a 48-32 record and 3.28 ERA as a starter since 2015. He has also landed on the injured list three times since 2018, not including this spring setback. His shift to the bullpen late last season was supposed to be temporary, but his 1.47 ERA in 18 1/3 innings and five saves in five chances created talk that his best value, health considered, might be in relief. Would fewer innings for Martinez mean more maximized performance? Could a shoulder that has robbed him of recent starts handle the stress of a season’s worth of relief? These are questions the Cardinals are working through. “The other thing, in Carlos’ case, is really about how confident he and we are in his ability to handle X number of months in a starting capacity,” Shildt said. “We don’t want to have any setbacks with anything we have had in the past with him, as far as not being able to go past four or five, six innings, and not feel like he can maintain the capacity of what that looks like.”

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Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez felt renewed shoulder weakness this spring and had to stop throwing for several weeks.

Where Martinez is eventually directed also depends on how the rotation performs as he progresses. One start after Hudson cruised through an Astros lineup that lacked some of its biggest stars, he labored against a Marlins lineup that, while lacking in general, might start for Miami on opening day. Catcher Matt Wieters, pitching coach Mike Maddux and Hudson had planned to emphasize Hudson’s changeup and breaking balls instead of his familiar sinkers and cutters. Execution was off. Pitches (69) piled up. One of the walks was issued to a pitcher. And yet, Hudson escaped with just one run allowed. “I really didn’t feel like I owned anything out there,” Hudson said. He was asked how he balances trying to impress the team’s decision-makers with trying to take advantage of the pitch-strengthening opportunities offered in Grapefruit League games. “If you are not out there trying to get better, you are not doing anything,” he answered. “I don’t want to be stuck in the same spot forever. I want to be better

as I go.” With Martinez’s future uncertain, the Cardinals’ projected rotation reads as follows: Miles Mikolas, Jack Flaherty, Michael Wacha, Adam Wainwright and ... TBD. Challenging Hudson in the competition now that Alex Reyes has been steered toward the major league bullpen are John Gant, Austin Gomber and Daniel Ponce de Leon. Gant will throw two innings in a minor league squad game Thursday. Ponce de Leon will start Friday. Gomber is expected to pitch in an upcoming game out of the bullpen. Shildt warned against reading too far into whether a candidate for the rotation is starting or relieving right now. “We’ve got to narrow that down soon,” he said. “But, as of this moment, those are the four guys that are vying for it.” A fifth, delayed but progressing, is throwing again. Ben Frederickson @Ben_Fred on Twitter bfrederickson@post-dispatch.com

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Miami ab r h bi Grndrsn lf 2 0 0 0 Ramirez lf 1 0 0 1 Andrson 3b 2 0 0 0 Marrero 3b 2 1 1 2 S.Cstro 2b 3 0 0 0 Machado 2b 2 0 0 0 N.Wlker 1b 2 0 0 0 S.Chvez c 1 0 1 0 J.Rddle ss 3 1 2 0 Herrera pr 1 0 1 0 O’Brien rf 1 0 1 1 A.Cnley rp 1 0 0 0 C.Smith rp 0 0 0 0 Brinson cf 3 0 0 0 Gerrero cf 1 0 0 0 Holaday c 2 0 0 0 Alvarez 1b 1 1 0 0 J.Urena sp 0 0 0 0 G.Coper rf 1 1 1 0 Totals 29 1 3 1 Totals 29 4 7 4 010 000 — St. Louis 000 1 001 — 4 Miami 010 02x E: Schrock (1). DP: St. Louis 0, Miami 1. LOB: St. Louis 3, Miami 11. 2B: Ozuna (1), Chavez (2), O’Brien (2), Cooper (3). HR: Marrero (1). SB: DeJong (2). SF: Ramirez (1). IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis 1 Hudson 3 2 1 3 3 0 0 Hicks 1 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 Miller Shreve L, 1-1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 Webb 1 2 0 0 1 1 Hauschild 1 2 2 0 IP H R ER BB SO Miami Urena 4 2 1 1 1 3 0 0 Conley 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 Smith W, 1-0 4 0 6 HBP: by: Urena (DeJong). WP: Hudson, Conley. Umpires: Home, Greg Gibson; First, Paul Nauert; Second, Chris Conroy; Third, Carlos Torres. T: 2:42. A: 4,534

Peyton Manning sneak? He did it — and he scored a touchdown.” Wacha is hitting .080 for his career with one double and 101 strikeouts in 212 at-bats. But Shildt, echoing Wainwright said, “You haven’t seen his BP. This guy’s an animal. Michael Wacha is chomping at the bit to do damage with a bat in his hand.” Wainwright might have wanted to be the first pitcher to hit this spring, but Shildt noted that “Wainwright’s very secure with his Silver Slugger.” Gant will throw two innings in a minor league squad game Friday. Shildt contends Gant, Hudson, Ponce de Leon and lefthander Gomber are all in the fifth starter competition but said, “We’ve got to narrow that down soon.” Struggling lefthander Brett Cecil also will pitch an inning in the squad game. Rick Hummel @cmshhummel on Twitter rhummel@post-dispatch.com

MLB NOTEBOOK Hamstring issue slows Cubs’ Strop

Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop has a strained right hamstring, diminishing the chances that he will be the team’s closer at the start of the season while Brandon Morrow recovers from elbow surgery. Strop, a righthander, felt discomfort while pitching in a spring training game Saturday and an exam Monday revealed a mild strain. The Cubs said Strop can play catch but will not participate in game-related drills during the next week. “The trainers are very optimistic,” manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday. “He’s still able to throw at a great distance. Whenever you’re able to keep your arm working, that matters.” Carl Edwards Jr. is a candidate for the team’s closer job early in the season if Strop can’t go. Edwards allowed only two hits in his first four spring training outings while striking out five and walking none. “If I am in that role, I’ll be ready,” Edwards said. “We’ll see how everything works with Strop and go from there.” Lindor on comeback trail • Slowly and sensibly, Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is working his way back onto the field. The three-time All-Star played in a controlled Triple-A game on Wednesday, a major step in his recovery from a right calf strain. Lindor went 0 for three with the two strikeouts against pitcher Brock Stewart on a practice field. “I took it as Day One (of) spring training,” he said. “Nobody goes 100 percent in spring training, unless you are trying to make the team. So, that’s how I went up there today. Took some good pitches, some I missed — a lot of them.” Per the requirements of the medical staff, Lindor jogged to first base after making contact and while playing three innings in the field. When asked if he could let it go and sprint, he said, “No, still not there yet.” Lindor, who reported no soreness or pain, did not have a ball hit to him at shortstop, but covered second on a steal attempt. The Indians remain hopeful that Lindor will be ready for the club’s opener, at Minnesota on March 28. Lindor hit .277 last season and set career-highs with 38 home runs and 92 RBIs. He tied for the AL lead with 129 runs. Farquhar heads to minors • The Yankees sent pitcher Danny Farquhar, who collapsed in the Chicago White Sox dugout on April 20 because of a ruptured aneurysm and brain hemorrhage, to their minor-league camp. He appeared in three spring training games and gave up six runs, four hits and five walks over two innings. “I think he just needs to pitch,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “We saw enough to suggest he can get back to where he was. He just needs to go out and not be in a hurry to do it because he’s a lot closer than it may appear.” Nats pick up reliever • The Nationals have agreed to a deal with pitcher Tony Sipp, the Washington Post reported, adding a lefthander to a bullpen that badly needed one. Sipp had a 1.86 ERA in 382/3 innings with the Astros last year. For openers • Alex Cobb has been named the Orioles’ opening day starter, as has been Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays. From news services


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Illinois slips past Northwestern in overtime BIG TEN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT

BY JOEY WAGNER Decatur (Ill.) Herald

THURSDAY

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CHICAGO • After Andres

Feliz’s shot to end regulation didn’t fall, Illinois took over in overtime to beat Northwestern 74-69 on Wednesday in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. The Illini (12-20) will play Iowa (21-10) on Thursday night. At one point in overtime, the Illini were on an 8-0 run behind 3-pointers from Trent Frazier and Ayo Dosunmu. Giorgi Bezhanishvili scored a game-high 26 points, but fouled out late in the second half. Trent Frazier had a monster second half and overtime to score 21 points. Feliz had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Nebraska 68, Rutgers 61 • Nebraska coach Tim Miles was grinning and waving to fans as he jogged into the tunnel when his night took a comical turn. He tripped and rolled over. He gave the safe sign as he got up and continued on his way. The Cornhuskers were safe, too, for at least another day. James Palmer Jr. tied a

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Illinois’ Giorgi Bezhanishvili shoots as he is defended by Northwestern’s Dererk Pardon (left) and Ryan Greer on Wednesday.

career high with 34 points, and Nebraska won in the other Big Ten tournament opener. Palmer matched a personal best set against Ohio State last season and scored 27 in the second half to carry Nebraska. But the most memorable moment involved Miles. And the coach had some fun at his own expense. “I’m fine,” he said. “The wires, they jumped up and got me. I thought I was a better athlete than that. I’m old. I’m old. ... A lot of exhilaration but just enough clumsiness to keep

11 Illinois

3 Michigan (26-5)

74 Illinois (12-20)

14 N’western 69

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6 Iowa (21-10)

bounds, but the Scarlet Knights were one and done this time after winning at least one game in the previous two conference tournaments. “A lot of good things were accomplished (this season),” Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell said. “I’m proud of our guys and our young guys grew up a lot.” Nebraska turned a fivepoint deficit into a 61-51 lead with 1:30 remaining. Isaiah Roby started it with a layup with 6:21 remaining and hit two free throws with four minutes left to put Nebraska back

things interesting.” Miles also tweeted : “A lesser athlete would’ve got hurt! #mustbeWednesday.” The Cornhuskers (17-15) went on a 15-0 run to grab a 10-point lead in the closing minutes on the way to their second straight win after dropping 11 of 13. They are banking on a few victories in the conference tournament to vault them into the NCAA picture and maybe save Miles’ job. Eugene Omoruyi led Rutgers (14-17) with 16 points. Myles Johnson added 11 points and 11 re-

on top for the first time since the opening minutes of the half at 52-51. Palmer then nailed a 3 and Roby drove for a neat scoop layup after a steal by Johnny Trueblood. Palmer then threw down a hard fast-break dunk , getting intentionally fouled from behind by Omoruyi, and Glynn Watson Jr. made two free throws to finish the run. “We keep riding,” Trueblood said. “We keep sticking to the game plan. Like that last run we had, we always say within the eight- to three-minute

mark, that’s when you win the game. So we really went on that run and that helped the team.” “I just told the guys, you know, this is a big-boy business, and whatever will be will be. I want to be the coach of Nebraska,” Miles said. “I love Nebraska. The decision is out of my hands. So we just control what we can control. I told the guys, you can control if you’re in stance. If you’re ready. How hard you’re playing. I can control how well I coach and how well I prepare. We just go about our game plan.” — Miles on the speculation surrounding his future. Hit hard by injuries all season, the Cornhuskers had to get by without Amir Harris (knee) as well as the suspended Nana Akenten. They used just seven players in this game. No one other than Palmer scored more than 11 points. And Nebraska shot just 40.4 percent overall while making 3 of 15 3-pointers. The Cornhuskers will face Maryland on Thursday. (AP)

Tigers get first postseason win under Martin, face Auburn SEC • FROM B1

“It’s easy to see why Jordan Geist is our leader,” forward Mitchell Smith said. “He comes out every night and does his best.” For the second time in a week, Geist, the Tigers’ proud Hoosier from Fort Wayne, Ind., played against the coach who didn’t bother recruiting him to Indiana — and played Wednesday like he didn’t want his college career to end with Tom Crean on the other bench. Last week, he was the best player on the floor at Georgia, finishing with 18 points and six assists. This time, with most of his teammates struggling to generate offense, the Tigers’ season leader in points, assists, steals and minutes shot nine of 15 from the floor and made 10 of 13 free throws. Is there something about playing against Crean that brings out Geist’s best? “It’s just another game,” he said in the Tigers’ locker room, smirking. “Obviously being from Indiana, you want to go to Indiana or Purdue and be in your home state, but I was blessed with the opportunity to come (to Missouri) and I’m taking full advantage of it.” For Crean to extend his debut SEC season another

NO. 12 MIZZOU VS. NO. 5 AUBURN What • Southeastern Conference tournament When • 2:30 p.m. Thursday Where • Bridgestone Arena; Nashville, Tenn. Series • Tied 5-5. Last meeting, Auburn 92-58, Jan. 30, 2019 TV, radio • SEC Network, KTRS (550 AM) Records • MU (15-16), Auburn (22-9) About Missouri • The Tigers have won three of their last four games with all three wins coming by double digits. About Auburn • Bruce Pearl’s Tigers come to Nashville on a four-game winning streak, including Saturday’s 84-80 win over Tennessee. … Earlier this year the Tigers dealt Mizzou its most lopsided loss under Cuonzo Martin, when Auburn made 16 3-pointers. … Junior point guard Jared Harper, a second-team All-SEC selection, averages 15.2 points and 5.9 assists, while senior guard Bryce Brown leads the team with 15.7 points per game. Chuma Okeke, a 6-8 sophomore forward, averages 11.9 points and 6.8 rebounds.

day, his team would have to keep Geist from repeating last week’s performance. The plan, Crean said, was to steer the senior away from driving with his preferred right hand. Mission failed. “We didn’t make him uncomfortable enough,” Crean said. “He made some tough shots.” There will be tougher ones to make in the second around. Missouri (15-16) and No. 5 seed Auburn (229) play the second game of the day Thursday. Auburn handed MU its most lopsided loss under Martin back on Jan. 30, a 92-58 thumping. “They really whipped us,” freshman guard Tor-

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4 S. Carolina (16-15) 5 Auburn (22-9) 12 Mizzou

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61 2 Kentucky (26-5) 7 Ole Miss (20-11)

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10 Alabama (17-14) 11 TX A&M

TX A&M (14-17) 14 Vanderbilt 52

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3 Tennessee (27-4)

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6 Miss. St. (22-9)

of 36 free throws. “When you get rewarded with the free throw line, you have to be able to knock them down,” Crean said. “We just didn’t do that enough.” Missouri attempted six free throws before its first 3-point attempt, but as the half wore on, fouls wore down Mizzou’s already shaky depth. Center Jeremiah Tilmon went to the bench with his second foul with 9:41 left. Point guard Xavier Pinson followed him there with three fouls with 7:54 left. Georgia, still hapless on the offensive end for stretches, went 7:36 between field goals while

rence Watson said, “so we have to use that as fuel for our fire.” In their first postseason tournament victory under Martin, this one barely resembled the Tigers’ 25-point blowout of the same Bulldogs just seven days earlier in Athens, Ga. Both teams made an emphasis to attack the lane early. Prudent philosophy, considering they combined to miss their first 28 combined 3-pointers a week ago. This time, Georgia all but ignored the 3-point arc early and attacked the rim with every chance, hoping to capitalize at the foul line. The Bulldogs got half the plan right but made just 21

missing nine straight shots but still kept pace at the foul line. After a couple of missed Nicolas Claxton free throws, Georgia kept possession with an offensive rebound and Claxton’s short jumper gave the Bulldogs their first lead in nearly 10 minutes, 25-24. He followed with another jumper for a 27-24 lead. The Georgia lead grew to seven before the Tigers countered with a 6-0 run with a couple of buckets by backup center Reed Nikko. In the second half, all of 45 seconds ticked off the clock before Tilmon was whistled for his third foul trying to cover for Kevin Puryear’s missed assign-

Short roster makes A-10 tournament tough for Billikens ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT

SLU • FROM B1

The Billikens haven’t been able to get huge group efforts in many games this season. For instance, now that Isabell has found his scoring touch, averaging 23.2 points in the last six games, Bess has struggled, shooting 29 percent over the same stretch as he battles an ankle injury. Goodwin recently had back-to-back games in which he scored 39 points on 14-for-25 shooting. He followed with 14 points on five-for-22 shooting in the last two regular-season games. “Coach Ford has talked about that, how certain guys will bring A and B games,” Goodwin said. “Then we’ve got a lot of C’s, a few D’s and a couple of F’s. We’re trying to get everyone to a C or B game so it doesn’t look too bad. … Everyone has to contribute a little more, whether it’s points, rebounds or steals.” The Billikens ended up as the No. 6 seed for the tournament, meaning they would have to win four games in four days to win the championship and reach the NCAA Tourna-

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9 La Salle (10-20)

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4 St. Bona. (16-15) 5 G.Mason (17-14) 12 G.Wash

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G.Wash (9-23) 13 Mass.

64 2 Davidson (23-8) 7 Duq. (19-12)

5 p.m. , NBCSN

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10 St. Joe’s (13-18)

DAVID CARSON • dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis University coach Travis Ford says the team has eight healthy players ready for the A-10 tournament.

ment. It’s a long shot but one they want to believe is possible because of the team’s record against opponents it could see in Brooklyn. Although SLU lost to Richmond, it will be favored in the rematch against the No. 11 seed. The Billikens split a pair of games with Dayton, which would be their quarterfinal foe. And they lost by a point to Davidson, which will be favored to advance to the semifinals. There isn’t a team in the league that SLU didn’t beat

11 Richmond 52 Rich. (14-19) 14 Fordham

or play tight to the end. But getting through even a couple of games with a small roster will be a challenge, although reserves KC Hankton and Demarius Jacobs should be available. “I’d say we’re at about eight with the seven who play regularly,” Ford said. “The eighth (Hankton) is ready physically and even Jacobs can give us some minutes. So, I think we’ll go in with eight healthy bodies, hopefully.” Making it harder to get the best performances out of most players has been

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7:30 p.m., NBCSN

6 SLU (19-12)

the amount of time Bess, Isabell and Goodwin have spent on the court. Even Hasahn French has seen his time increase to 37 or 38 minutes in several recent games. After recording doubledoubles in seven out of 10 games, he has had one in the last nine. Whether Ford will use Hankton and Jacobs to give his regulars some rest remains to be seen. Hankton has played nine minutes in the last five games and Jacobs essentially has not played since Jan. 18.

“We talked about that with our team. We’re not overly deep and need everybody to be ready and playing their best,” Ford said. “There’s very small room for error when you’re not playing a lot of guys.” That has been the case in recent years. SLU won its first-round game last season before being eliminated by Davidson. In Ford’s first season, the Billikens won a play-in game and were knocked out the next night. Isabell said it should be on each player to be ready

ment in the post. But the Tigers regained the lead on Pinson’s 3-pointer from the wing, then scored on backto-back 15-foot jumpers by Smith in the middle of Georgia’s zone. Smith made his mark on the defensive end, too, twice taking charges near the low block, the second against Claxton, drawing the star forward’s fourth foul. With Pinson and Tilmon back on the bench with four fouls, Geist continued to carry the load for the Tigers. His 3-pointer with 8:21 left pushed MU in front 52-45. He soon followed with a three-point play, knifing through the lane with one of his signature sprawling layups in traffic to pull the Tigers away for good. Pinson was a valuable sidekick, finishing with 15 points. It was a rough shooting night for Martin’s other core players, as Tilmon, Watson and Javon Pickett missed a combined 16 of 17 shots. But determined to wear a Mizzou jersey for another day — and not suffer another one-and-done visit to Nashville — Geist delivered. Dave Matter @dave_matter on Twitter dmatter@post-dispatch.com

SLU VS. RICHMOND

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday Where: Barclays Center, New York All-time series: SLU leads 9-8. TV, radio: NBCSN; WXOS (101.1 FM) Records: SLU 10-8 in A-10, 19-12 overall; Richmond 6-12, 13-19 About the Billikens: Javon Bess was voted A-10 defensive player of the year and made the all-defensive team along with Hasahn French. … SLU has won one game in the A-10 tourney in each of coach Travis Ford’s seasons. … The Billikens are 22nd in the country in rebound margin, averaging 6.2 more than their opponents. … SLU lost to Pitt at Barclays Center in November, shooting 43 percent and making five of 15 3s. About the Spiders: Richmond advanced by scoring with 0.2 seconds remaining to beat Fordham 52-50 in a play-in game Wednesday. … The Spiders handed the Billikens one of their two home losses this season, winning 84-81 at Chaifetz Arena. … Guard Jacob Gilyard (16.8 ppg, 5.1 apg) was named to the A-10 all-conference second team and forward Grant Golden (17.4 ppg, 7.1 rpg) to the third team.

to go at this time of the year. “It’s the A-10 tournament,” he said. “I don’t know if there’s anything you can say or do for anybody to get them excited. If you’re not excited for this, I don’t know what you can get excited about.” Stu Durando @studurando on Twitter sdurando@post-dispatch.com


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Illinois slips past Northwestern in overtime BIG TEN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT

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Despite having his big night cut short, Giorgi Bezhanishvili had a good feeling as he watched overtime after fouling out late in regulation. The freshman center believed in his teammates. Bezhanishvili scored 26 points, Trent Frazier added 21, including the go-ahead 3-pointer late, and Illinois rallied for a 74-69 overtime victory against Northwestern on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament. Andres Feliz had 11 points and a career-high 10 rebounds as Illinois (1220) won for just the second time in seven games. “I was just really excited,” Bezhanishvili said. “I so was confident in my guys because I knew they would leave it all out there. I felt like we were going to win the game and we did. “It was just a great feeling.” A.J. Turner scored 20 points and Dererk Pardon added 17 for Northwestern (13-19), which has dropped 12 of 13. The Wildcats were playing without leading-scorer Vic Law, who sat out with a

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10 Penn St. (14-17)

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Illinois’ Giorgi Bezhanishvili shoots as he is defended by Northwestern’s Dererk Pardon (left) and Ryan Greer on Wednesday.

right knee injury. Law was injured in the regular-season finale against Purdue. He banged his knee against the shin of Purdue’s Carsen Edwards and had to be helped off the court. He sat on the bench Wednesday but was not in uniform. “It kind of went back and forth, punch for punch,” Northwestern coach Chris Collins said. “They answered all our runs, we kind of answered theirs. It was a really wellplayed game. Guys played really hard. “In overtime, they

11 Illinois

3 Michigan (26-5)

74 Illinois (12-20)

14 N’western 69

8:30 p.m., BTN

8:30 p.m., BTN

6 Iowa (21-10)

did a good job of finding open shooters.” Northwestern settled down on offense after a rough start as Illinois took a 30-27 halftime lead. The Wildcats then made their first five shots to start the second half and took their first lead of the game, 35-34, on a 3-pointer by Turner. Northwestern took its biggest lead of the game, 48-43, with just under 12 minutes to play before the Fighting Illini ran off five straight points, tying it on a Frazier 3-pointer with 10 minutes remaining.

made a couple more plays than we did.” After Northwestern’s Aaron Falzon scored five quick points in overtime to give the Wildcats a 66-63 lead, Illinois scored eight straight to turn around the back-and-forth battle for the final time. Frazier made a 3-pointer for a 68-66 lead with just under three minutes to go and Ayo Dosunmu hit another 3 on the next possession for a 71-66 advantage. “The floor kind of opened up with Giorgi not in there,” Illinois coach Brad Underwood said. “We

After a Wildcats free t h row, Bez h a n i s hv i l i scored inside to put Illinois on top, 50-49, with nine minutes to go. Northwestern was able to survive a one-for-10 shooting stretch in the middle of the second half and took a 59-58 lead with 1:28 left on 1 of 2 free throws. Frazier answered with a 3-point play with 35 seconds to go, but Turner was fouled by Bezhanishvili (his fifth) with 17.1 seconds left. Turner made both to tie the score at 61 and force OT. Even with a healthy Law,

the Wildcats didn’t have enough perimeter shooting to be competitive in an elite conference like the Big Ten. The lack of a true point guard was another reason they averaged just 60.5 points in league play during the regular season. When the teams played on Mar. 3 in Champaign, Pardon, a senior, had the best of the matchup with Bezhanishvili. The freshman’s turnaround on Wednesday — he was 12 for 15 from the field — is indicative of the way he improved in the second half of the season. “To go do that on this stage at this moment ... he’s light years from where he was,” Underwood said. Nebraska 68, Rutgers 61 • James Palmer Jr. tied a career high with 34 points, and Nebraska won in the other Big Ten tournament opener. Palmer matched a personal best set against Ohio State last season and scored 27 in the second half to carry Nebraska.

Tigers get first postseason win under Martin, face Auburn SEC • FROM B1

“It’s easy to see why Jordan Geist is our leader,” forward Mitchell Smith said. “He comes out every night and does his best.” For the second time in a week, Geist, the Tigers’ proud Hoosier from Fort Wayne, Ind., played against the coach who didn’t bother recruiting him to Indiana — and played Wednesday like he didn’t want his college career to end with Tom Crean on the other bench. Last week, he was the best player on the floor at Georgia, finishing with 18 points and six assists. This time, with most of his teammates struggling to generate offense, the Tigers’ season leader in points, assists, steals and minutes shot nine of 15 from the floor and made 10 of 13 free throws. Is there something about playing against Crean that brings out Geist’s best? “It’s just another game,” he said in the Tigers’ locker room, smirking. “Obviously being from Indiana, you want to go to Indiana or Purdue and be in your home state, but I was blessed with the opportunity to come (to Missouri) and I’m taking full advantage of it.” For Crean to extend his debut SEC season another

NO. 12 MIZZOU VS. NO. 5 AUBURN What • Southeastern Conference tournament When • 2:30 p.m. Thursday Where • Bridgestone Arena; Nashville, Tenn. Series • Tied 5-5. Last meeting, Auburn 92-58, Jan. 30, 2019 TV, radio • SEC Network, KTRS (550 AM) Records • MU (15-16), Auburn (22-9) About Missouri • The Tigers have won three of their last four games with all three wins coming by double digits. About Auburn • Bruce Pearl’s Tigers come to Nashville on a four-game winning streak, including Saturday’s 84-80 win over Tennessee. … Earlier this year the Tigers dealt Mizzou its most lopsided loss under Cuonzo Martin, when Auburn made 16 3-pointers. … Junior point guard Jared Harper, a second-team All-SEC selection, averages 15.2 points and 5.9 assists, while senior guard Bryce Brown leads the team with 15.7 points per game. Chuma Okeke, a 6-8 sophomore forward, averages 11.9 points and 6.8 rebounds.

day, his team would have to keep Geist from repeating last week’s performance. The plan, Crean said, was to steer the senior away from driving with his preferred right hand. Mission failed. “We didn’t make him uncomfortable enough,” Crean said. “He made some tough shots.” There will be tougher ones to make in the second around. Missouri (15-16) and No. 5 seed Auburn (229) play the second game of the day Thursday. Auburn handed MU its most lopsided loss under Martin back on Jan. 30, a 92-58 thumping. “They really whipped us,” freshman guard Tor-

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4 S. Carolina (16-15) 5 Auburn (22-9) 12 Mizzou

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Mizzou (14-16) 13 Georgia

61 2 Kentucky (26-5) 7 Ole Miss (20-11)

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10 Alabama (17-14) 11 TX A&M

TX A&M (14-17) 14 Vanderbilt 52

2:30 p.m., ESPN

3 Tennessee (27-4)

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8 p.m., SEC Net.

8:30 p.m., SEC Net.

6 Miss. St. (22-9)

of 36 free throws. “When you get rewarded with the free throw line, you have to be able to knock them down,” Crean said. “We just didn’t do that enough.” Missouri attempted six free throws before its first 3-point attempt, but as the half wore on, fouls wore down Mizzou’s already shaky depth. Center Jeremiah Tilmon went to the bench with his second foul with 9:41 left. Point guard Xavier Pinson followed him there with three fouls with 7:54 left. Georgia, still hapless on the offensive end for stretches, went 7:36 between field goals while

rence Watson said, “so we have to use that as fuel for our fire.” In their first postseason tournament victory under Martin, this one barely resembled the Tigers’ 25-point blowout of the same Bulldogs just seven days earlier in Athens, Ga. Both teams made an emphasis to attack the lane early. Prudent philosophy, considering they combined to miss their first 28 combined 3-pointers a week ago. This time, Georgia all but ignored the 3-point arc early and attacked the rim with every chance, hoping to capitalize at the foul line. The Bulldogs got half the plan right but made just 21

missing nine straight shots but still kept pace at the foul line. After a couple of missed Nicolas Claxton free throws, Georgia kept possession with an offensive rebound and Claxton’s short jumper gave the Bulldogs their first lead in nearly 10 minutes, 25-24. He followed with another jumper for a 27-24 lead. The Georgia lead grew to seven before the Tigers countered with a 6-0 run with a couple of buckets by backup center Reed Nikko. In the second half, all of 45 seconds ticked off the clock before Tilmon was whistled for his third foul trying to cover for Kevin Puryear’s missed assign-

Short roster makes A-10 tournament tough for Billikens ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT

SLU • FROM B1

The Billikens haven’t been able to get huge group efforts in many games this season. For instance, now that Isabell has found his scoring touch, averaging 23.2 points in the last six games, Bess has struggled, shooting 29 percent over the same stretch as he battles an ankle injury. Goodwin recently had back-to-back games in which he scored 39 points on 14-for-25 shooting. He followed with 14 points on five-for-22 shooting in the last two regular-season games. “Coach Ford has talked about that, how certain guys will bring A and B games,” Goodwin said. “Then we’ve got a lot of C’s, a few D’s and a couple of F’s. We’re trying to get everyone to a C or B game so it doesn’t look too bad. … Everyone has to contribute a little more, whether it’s points, rebounds or steals.” The Billikens ended up as the No. 6 seed for the tournament, meaning they would have to win four games in four days to win the championship and reach the NCAA Tourna-

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9 La Salle (10-20)

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4 St. Bona. (16-15) 5 G.Mason (17-14) 12 G.Wash

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G.Wash (9-23) 13 Mass.

64 2 Davidson (23-8) 7 Duq. (19-12)

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10 St. Joe’s (13-18)

DAVID CARSON • dcarson@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis University coach Travis Ford says the team has eight healthy players ready for the A-10 tournament.

ment. It’s a long shot but one they want to believe is possible because of the team’s record against opponents it could see in Brooklyn. Although SLU lost to Richmond, it will be favored in the rematch against the No. 11 seed. The Billikens split a pair of games with Dayton, which would be their quarterfinal foe. And they lost by a point to Davidson, which will be favored to advance to the semifinals. There isn’t a team in the league that SLU didn’t beat

11 Richmond 52 Rich. (14-19) 14 Fordham

or play tight to the end. But getting through even a couple of games with a small roster will be a challenge, although reserves KC Hankton and Demarius Jacobs should be available. “I’d say we’re at about eight with the seven who play regularly,” Ford said. “The eighth (Hankton) is ready physically and even Jacobs can give us some minutes. So, I think we’ll go in with eight healthy bodies, hopefully.” Making it harder to get the best performances out of most players has been

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6 SLU (19-12)

the amount of time Bess, Isabell and Goodwin have spent on the court. Even Hasahn French has seen his time increase to 37 or 38 minutes in several recent games. After recording doubledoubles in seven out of 10 games, he has had one in the last nine. Whether Ford will use Hankton and Jacobs to give his regulars some rest remains to be seen. Hankton has played nine minutes in the last five games and Jacobs essentially has not played since Jan. 18.

“We talked about that with our team. We’re not overly deep and need everybody to be ready and playing their best,” Ford said. “There’s very small room for error when you’re not playing a lot of guys.” That has been the case in recent years. SLU won its first-round game last season before being eliminated by Davidson. In Ford’s first season, the Billikens won a play-in game and were knocked out the next night. Isabell said it should be on each player to be ready

ment in the post. But the Tigers regained the lead on Pinson’s 3-pointer from the wing, then scored on backto-back 15-foot jumpers by Smith in the middle of Georgia’s zone. Smith made his mark on the defensive end, too, twice taking charges near the low block, the second against Claxton, drawing the star forward’s fourth foul. With Pinson and Tilmon back on the bench with four fouls, Geist continued to carry the load for the Tigers. His 3-pointer with 8:21 left pushed MU in front 52-45. He soon followed with a three-point play, knifing through the lane with one of his signature sprawling layups in traffic to pull the Tigers away for good. Pinson was a valuable sidekick, finishing with 15 points. It was a rough shooting night for Martin’s other core players, as Tilmon, Watson and Javon Pickett missed a combined 16 of 17 shots. But determined to wear a Mizzou jersey for another day — and not suffer another one-and-done visit to Nashville — Geist delivered. Dave Matter @dave_matter on Twitter dmatter@post-dispatch.com

SLU VS. RICHMOND

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday Where: Barclays Center, New York All-time series: SLU leads 9-8. TV, radio: NBCSN; WXOS (101.1 FM) Records: SLU 10-8 in A-10, 19-12 overall; Richmond 6-12, 13-19 About the Billikens: Javon Bess was voted A-10 defensive player of the year and made the all-defensive team along with Hasahn French. … SLU has won one game in the A-10 tourney in each of coach Travis Ford’s seasons. … The Billikens are 22nd in the country in rebound margin, averaging 6.2 more than their opponents. … SLU lost to Pitt at Barclays Center in November, shooting 43 percent and making five of 15 3s. About the Spiders: Richmond advanced by scoring with 0.2 seconds remaining to beat Fordham 52-50 in a play-in game Wednesday. … The Spiders handed the Billikens one of their two home losses this season, winning 84-81 at Chaifetz Arena. … Guard Jacob Gilyard (16.8 ppg, 5.1 apg) was named to the A-10 all-conference second team and forward Grant Golden (17.4 ppg, 7.1 rpg) to the third team.

to go at this time of the year. “It’s the A-10 tournament,” he said. “I don’t know if there’s anything you can say or do for anybody to get them excited. If you’re not excited for this, I don’t know what you can get excited about.” Stu Durando @studurando on Twitter sdurando@post-dispatch.com


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Colgate tops Bucknell to secure NCAA spot

Molinari continues torrid streak Italian golfer has four wins in past nine months BY DOUG FERGUSON associated Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLA. • Francesco Moli-

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Colgate guard Jordan Burns (1) celebrates a basket with forward Rapolas Ivanauskas during the first half of a 94-80 victory against Bucknell. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Jordan Burns had a career-high 35 points and Will Rayman added 18 to lead top-seeded Colgate to a 9480 victory over No. 2 Bucknell in the championship game of the Patriot League Tournament in Hamilton, N.Y., giving the Raiders their first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 1996. The victory before a standing-room only, overflow home crowd avenged last year’s championship game loss at Bucknell. The Bison won last year’s title matchup 83-54. Rapolas Ivanauskas added 12 points for the Raiders (24-10, 14-5), who have now won a school-record 11 straight games. Kimbal Mackenzie led Bucknell (21-12, 13-6) with 23 points. Nate Sestina had 21 before fouling out. Burns hit 6 of 9 from 3-point range and 10 of 16 overall. Colgate hit 12 of 21 on 3s and 30 of 52 from the field for 58 percent. Colgate held a 43-30 halftime lead, but Mackenzie almost single-handedly brought Bucknell back early in the second half. He hit his first four 3s and scored 16 of Bucknell’s first 18 points after intermission to bring the Bison to 50-48 with just under 16 minutes to go. Colgate answered with an emphatic run, scoring six straight as part of a 23-10 spurt to take a 73-58 lead with 8:25 remaining. Burns scored 11 points during the spurt, including consecutive 3s in a 40-second span. A hook shot by Rayman gave Colgate its biggest lead at 78-59 with 6:50 to go and the Raiders were never headed. Colgate raced to the 13-point halftime lead thanks to Burns and Ivanauskas, who scored 19 and nine points, respectively in the half. No. 16 Virginia Tech 71, Miami 56 • Kerry Blackshear had 19 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 16 Virginia Tech beat Miami 71-56 in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament in Charlotte, N.C. Ty Outlaw added 14 points — all in the first half — points for the fifth-seeded Hokies (24-7), who never trailed after scoring the game’s first 11 points. Virginia Tech plays fourth-seeded Florida State on Thursday. Chris Lykes scored 19 points for 12th-seeded Miami (14-18).

ATLANTIC 10

Richmond 52, Fordham 50 • Nathan Cayo’s layup with 0.2 seconds left lifted Richmond over Fordham in the Atlantic 10 tournament in New York. Richmond will meet sixth-seeded St. Louis University in the fourth of four second-round games Thursday at Barclays Center. Cayo led the No. 11 seed Spiders (13-19) with 15 points. Antwon Portley led 14th-seeded Fordham (12-20) with 17 points. George Washington 68, UMass 64 • Terry Nolan Jr. scored 20 points, including six in overtime, to lead George Washington over UMass in the opening game of the Atlantic 10 tournament. Maceo Jack added 19 for the No. 12 seed Colonials (9-23), which will play fifth-seeded George Mason in the second round Thursday. Keon Clergeot scored 25 points for No. 13 seed UMass (11-21).

AUTOMATIC NCAA BIDS Awarded Wednesday • Patriot (Colgate) Previously awarded • Bradley (MVC); Gardner-Webb (Big South); Liberty (Atlantic Sun); Murray State (OVC); Wofford (Southern); Iona (MAAC); Northern Kentucky (Horizon); Fairleigh Dickinson (Northeast); Northeastern (Colonial); St. Mary’s (West Coast); North Dakota State (Summit) UPCOMING Saturday • America East, 10 a.m., ESPN2; MEAC, 12 p.m., ESPN2; Mountain West, 5 p.m., KMOV-4; Big 12, 5 p.m., ESPN; SWAC, 5 p.m., ESPNU; Big East, 5:30 p.m., KTVI-2; MAC, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2; Big Sky, 7 p.m., ESPNU; ACC, 7:30 p.m., ESPN; C-USA, 7:30 p.m., CBSSN; Southland, 8:30 p.m., ESPN2; Pac-12, 9:30 p.m., ESPN; WAC, 9:30 p.m., ESPNU; Big West, 11 p.m., ESPN2 Sunday • Ivy, 11 a.m., ESPN2; Atlantic 10, 12 p.m., KMOV-4; SEC, 12 p.m., ESPN; Sun Belt, 1 p.m., ESPN2; American, 2:15 p.m., ESPN; Big Ten, 2:30 p.m., KMOV-4

HOW THE TOP 25 FARED 1. Gonzaga (30-3) idle. Next: TBA. 2. Virginia (28-2) idle. Next: vs. N.C. State, Thursday. 3. North Carolina (26-5) idle. Next: vs. Louisville, Thursday. 4. Kentucky (26-5) idle. Next: vs. Mississippi or Alabama, Friday. 5. Duke (26-5) idle. Next: vs. Syracuse, Thursday. 6. Michigan State (25-6) idle. Next: vs. Ohio State or Indiana, Friday. 7. Texas Tech (26-5) idle. Next: vs. West Virginia, Thursday. 8. Tennessee (27-4) idle. Next: vs. Miss. State, Texas A&M or Vandy, Fri. 9. LSU (26-5) idle. Next: vs. Florida or Arkansas, Friday. 10. Michigan (26-5) idle. Next: vs. Iowa or Illinois, Friday. 11. Houston (29-2) idle. Next: vs. South Florida or UConn, Friday. 12. Florida State (25-6) idle. Next: vs. No. 16 Virginia Tech, Thursday. 13. Purdue (23-8) idle. Next: vs. Minnesota or Penn State, Friday. 14. Nevada (28-3) idle. Next: vs. Boise State, Thursday. 15. Kansas State (24-7) idle. Next: vs. TCU or Oklahoma State, Thursday. 16. Virginia Tech (24-7) beat Miami 71-56. Next: vs. No. 12 Fla. St., Thurs. 17. Kansas (23-8) idle. Next: vs. Texas, Thursday. 18. Buffalo (28-3) idle. Next: vs. Akron, Thursday. 19. Wisconsin (22-9) idle. Next: vs. No. 21 Maryland or Nebraska, Friday. 20. Wofford (29-4) idle. Next: NCAA Tournament. 21. Maryland (22-9) idle. Next: vs. Rutgers or Nebraska, Thursday. 22. Auburn (22-9) idle. Next: vs. Mississippi or Georgia, Thursday. 23. Marquette (23-8) idle. Next: vs. St. John’s or DePaul, Thursday. 24. Cincinnati (25-6) idle. Next: vs. Tulsa or SMU, Friday. 25. Villanova (22-9) idle. Next: vs. Providence or Butler, Thursday.

nari might not look like the modern version of an Arnold Palmer, a player who makes people watch because of his ability to charge from behind with clutch shots, big putts and low scores. He just plays one on TV. And if he keeps winning like this, he might even get on TV more often. It was hard to ignore the company Molinari kept last week in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He was not part of the featured groups that get streaming coverage, which was fine. Those rotate each week, and the Italian will be in one this week alongside Tony Finau and Jason Day. But at Bay Hill, the PGA Tour put him with two players not among the top 100 in the world ranking. That was unusual, especially for a British Open winner coming off a year that rivals what Brooks Koepka had with his two majors. It was similar to 1999 at Bay Hill, when Colin Montgomerie, a sixtime European Tour money winner, had one of the earliest tee times because he was not a PGA Tour member. Molinari handled it much better. “Obviously I see it, but I don’t pay too much attention to it,” Molinari said after his 64 to rally from five shots behind and win for the fourth time in his last 17 starts worldwide. “I was playing two tournament winners, anyway. I go about doing my own stuff and minding my own business. It’s not really bothering me wherever they put me in the tee times, as long as it ends up like this.” One thing is clear: Molinari is worth watching. Four of his eight career victories have come in the last nine months, three

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Sam Saunders, Arnold Palmer’s grandson, helps Francesco Molinari put on a red cardigan after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday.

of them counting as PGA Tour titles. The PGA Tour does not recognize one of his best performances of all, the 2010 HSBC Champions in Shanghai, because that was when the tour counted that World Golf Championship as official only if a PGA Tour member won. Molinari beat Lee Westwood by one shot, and no one else was closer than 10 shots. Rory McIlroy was 11 shots behind. Tiger Woods finished 12 back. Four players have shot 64 or better in the final round four times on the PGA Tour since 2017. Molinari is on that short list with Koepka, Justin Thomas and Gary Woodland. He doesn’t have their power. He doesn’t have their flash. He just gets results, which is what matters in this game. Molinari always hit his irons well and chipped as well as anyone. He was short by tour standards but relatively straight. Putting was his weakness. That was then. What has emerged in his hard work with Denis Pugh is a complete player, and it shows. His first big test was going head-to-head with McIlroy at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, the flagship event in Europe, which Molinari won.

Instead of going to the French Open, site of the Ryder Cup later in the year, he wanted to improve his FedEx Cup standing and played the Quicken Loans National at the TPC Potomac. Molinari shot 62 in the final round to break the tournament record by seven shots and win by eight. He played the final 37 holes of the British Open at Carnoustie without a bogey and became Italy’s first major champion. If all that wasn’t enough, Molinari became the first European to go 5-0 in the Ryder Cup. And now he has a red cardigan from winning at Arnie’s place, where he played the last 28 holes without a bogey and shot 64. His record would suggest he is among the elite in golf. Molinari looks at it differently. “I don’t think I’m ever going to think that way. It’s not my personality,” he said. “I’m definitely more confident. I’m not scared about going out on the golf course playing against anyone, but it’s just really hard for me to picture myself where I am at the moment. Hopefully, someday I’ll be able to. Maybe it’s the background as coming from Italy. There’s very few guys getting on tour, let alone doing this sort of

stuff. “But I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing, and hopefully, things will follow suit.” Molinari played the final round at Carnoustie with Woods, who briefly had the lead and always had the enormous crowd on his side. Molinari wasn’t the least bit intimidated and became only the second player — Y.E. Yang in the 2009 PGA Championship was the other — to win a major playing alongside Woods on Sunday. The claret jug doesn’t get out much. Molinari took it with him for a few weeks after he won the Open, but he usually left it in the case. At home in London, he says, he keeps it in the middle of a few books on a shelf in his living room. It’s his only trophy on display, and “it’s nice to look at sometimes.” “I don’t need to show off what I’ve won,” Molinari said. “All the trophies at home are not really in sight. It’s just the way I am. I don’t do it to show off with other people. I do it for the satisfaction I get when the 18th putt goes in the hole.” The last putt at Bay Hill was from 45 feet. Molinari twirled his raised fist in the air and dropped it like a hammer when the putt fell. It made for great TV.

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLA. • Justin Thomas has

played the 15th hole at The Players Championship some 20 times, but never this early in the year. That’s why he turned to his caddie for some last-minute advice during a practice round. “We don’t have to worry about going through the fairway, right?” he asked Jimmy Johnson. The field is as strong as ever, with everyone from the top 50 in the world ranking in the 144-man field. The prize money is richer than ever at $12.5 million, with $2.25 million going to the winner. And it would seem to be the same Stadium Course at the TPC Sawgrass that has hosted the PGA Tour’s signature event since 1982. But it’s not. A m ove to M a rc h changes everything. The Players Championship has gone green, with rye overseed making it lush, green and longer than when it was held in May on Bermuda grass that could be fast and fiery. The prevailing wind can come out of an entirely different direction, which can make that island green on the par-3 17th look a little smaller. “I’ve been between 6-iron and 5-iron on 17 to hit the shot,” Tiger Woods said. “Not too many people can say that unless they’ve played in March.” What hasn’t changed is handicapping the field. The TPC Sawgrass was renowned in any month for not favoring any one style of golf. It has produced champions like Woods and Greg Norman, or Fred Funk and Hal Sutton when it was held in March. Moved to May, the winners have similarly varied games, whether it was Phil Mick-

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Jordan Spieth (center) walks to the 17th green during a practice round for The Players Championship on Wednesday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

elson and Jason Day, or Tim Clark and K.J. Choi. Woods is the only player to win in March and May. He has done a lot of things no one else has. It all starts to unfold on Thursday, with only 23 players having experienced the March conditions before the move to May in 2007. Woods and Adam Scott are the only players at Sawgrass who have won The Players when it was in March. “I think we’re in for a good challenge this week,” Scott said. “It’s not brutally difficult, but if the wind blows, it’s going to play tough.” Heavy rain earlier in the week made the fairways even softer and speckled some golf balls with mud — something else rarely seen in May — but Scott noticed the difference immediately. “I hit a 5-iron into the first hole,” he said. “I have hit anything but a 9-iron or a wedge in there for 12 years. A lot of other holes are like that, too. So if it does firm up a little bit, even if you’re hitting 7-iron into the first, I think

it’s going to require some really good driving and some really good irons. I think it’s a great test.” Dustin Johnson is among those who look forward to the move to March, even though he has only played this event in May. He hasn’t played it very well, not by his standards or anyone else who has reached No. 1 in the world and has 20 victories for his career. Johnson, coming off a five-shot victory in Mexico City three weeks ago, has never finished higher than a tie for 12th in his 10 starts. He has only five rounds in the 60s. “Just judging the distance, balls going miles and would never stop in the fairways,” Johnson said. “I feel like good shots weren’t always rewarded with the way the course was playing. But yeah, I struggled. It was frustrating, too.” Woods, who played nine holes on Tuesday and nine holes on Wednesday, had one of those moments that Scott described. During his practice round on Tuesday, he hit a 3-wood bullet off the tee, just like always. But instead of next hit-

ting 9-iron, he went with a 3-iron. One thing hasn’t changed as far as Woods is concerned. “It’s a very simple formula here: Hit it good,” Woods said. “It’s not real complicated. The golf course is one that Pete (Dye) has set up to intimidate you visually. You have to overcome that part of it. And no, you can’t really play poorly and win this event. I think we all have to accept that you’re going to hit good shots, and going to get some weird hops, and get some really, really funky lies whether it’s off the fairway or around the greens.” No one played better last year than Webb Simpson, who built such a big lead in tying the 54-hole record that he shot a 73 in the final round — the highest Sunday score by a PGA Tour winner last year — and still won by four shots. Now he defends his title on what feels like a new course, which might be the one comparison with a major this week. “I kind of had to re-learn the golf course the last few days,” Simpson said.


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Colgate tops Bucknell to secure NCAA spot

Molinari continues torrid streak Italian golfer has four wins in past nine months BY DOUG FERGUSON associated Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLA. • Francesco Moli-

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Colgate guard Jordan Burns (1) celebrates a basket with forward Rapolas Ivanauskas during the first half of a 94-80 victory against Bucknell. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Jordan Burns had a career-high 35 points and Will Rayman added 18 to lead top-seeded Colgate to a 9480 victory over No. 2 Bucknell in the championship game of the Patriot League Tournament in Hamilton, N.Y., giving the Raiders their first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 1996. The victory before a standing-room only, overflow home crowd avenged last year’s championship game loss at Bucknell. The Bison won last year’s title matchup 83-54. Rapolas Ivanauskas added 12 points for the Raiders (24-10, 14-5), who have now won a school-record 11 straight games. Kimbal Mackenzie led Bucknell (21-12, 13-6) with 23 points. Nate Sestina had 21 before fouling out. Burns hit 6 of 9 from 3-point range and 10 of 16 overall. Colgate hit 12 of 21 on 3s and 30 of 52 from the field for 58 percent. No. 16 Virginia Tech 71, Miami 56 • Kerry Blackshear had 19 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 16 Virginia Tech beat Miami 71-56 in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament in Charlotte, N.C. Ty Outlaw added 14 points — all in the first half — points for the fifth-seeded Hokies (24-7), who never trailed after scoring the game’s first 11 points. Virginia Tech plays fourth-seeded Florida State on Thursday. Chris Lykes scored 19 for 12th-seeded Miami (14-18).

SEC

Texas A&M 69, Vanderbilt 52 • Savion Flagg scored 17 of his career-high 29 points in the first half, and 11thseeded Texas A&M beat Vanderbilt in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Texas A&M (14-17) snapped a two-game skid in a struggling season that has put coach Billy Kennedy’s tenure at risk after eight seasons and 151 wins. The Aggies will play No. 6 seed Mississippi State in the second round Thursday night. Vanderbilt (9-23) never led and added to the worst season in school history with a 20th straight loss. The Commodores already went through the SEC schedule as the first team in 65 years without winning a single game.

ATLANTIC 10

Richmond 52, Fordham 50 • Nathan Cayo’s layup with 0.2 seconds left lifted Richmond over Fordham in the Atlantic 10 tournament in New York. Richmond will meet sixth-seeded St. Louis University in the fourth of four second-round games Thursday at Barclays Center. Cayo led the No. 11 seed Spiders (13-19) with 15 points. Antwon Portley led 14th-seeded Fordham (12-20) with 17 points. George Washington 68, UMass 64 • Terry Nolan Jr. scored 20 points, including six in overtime, to lead George Washington over UMass in the opening game of the Atlantic 10 tournament. Maceo Jack added 19 for the No. 12 seed Colonials (9-23), which will play fifth-seeded George Mason in the second round Thursday. Keon Clergeot scored 25 points for No. 13 seed UMass (11-21).

AUTOMATIC NCAA BIDS Awarded Wednesday • Patriot (Colgate) Previously awarded • Bradley (MVC); Gardner-Webb (Big South); Liberty (Atlantic Sun); Murray State (OVC); Wofford (Southern); Iona (MAAC); Northern Kentucky (Horizon); Fairleigh Dickinson (Northeast); Northeastern (Colonial); St. Mary’s (West Coast); North Dakota State (Summit) UPCOMING Saturday • America East, 10 a.m., ESPN2; MEAC, 12 p.m., ESPN2; Mountain West, 5 p.m., KMOV-4; Big 12, 5 p.m., ESPN; SWAC, 5 p.m., ESPNU; Big East, 5:30 p.m., KTVI-2; MAC, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2; Big Sky, 7 p.m., ESPNU; ACC, 7:30 p.m., ESPN; C-USA, 7:30 p.m., CBSSN; Southland, 8:30 p.m., ESPN2; Pac-12, 9:30 p.m., ESPN; WAC, 9:30 p.m., ESPNU; Big West, 11 p.m., ESPN2 Sunday • Ivy, 11 a.m., ESPN2; Atlantic 10, 12 p.m., KMOV-4; SEC, 12 p.m., ESPN; Sun Belt, 1 p.m., ESPN2; American, 2:15 p.m., ESPN; Big Ten, 2:30 p.m., KMOV-4

HOW THE TOP 25 FARED 1. Gonzaga (30-3) idle. Next: TBA. 2. Virginia (28-2) idle. Next: vs. N.C. State, Thursday. 3. North Carolina (26-5) idle. Next: vs. Louisville, Thursday. 4. Kentucky (26-5) idle. Next: vs. Mississippi or Alabama, Friday. 5. Duke (26-5) idle. Next: vs. Syracuse, Thursday. 6. Michigan State (25-6) idle. Next: vs. Ohio State or Indiana, Friday. 7. Texas Tech (26-5) idle. Next: vs. West Virginia, Thursday. 8. Tennessee (27-4) idle. Next: vs. Miss. State, Texas A&M or Vandy, Fri. 9. LSU (26-5) idle. Next: vs. Florida or Arkansas, Friday. 10. Michigan (26-5) idle. Next: vs. Iowa or Illinois, Friday. 11. Houston (29-2) idle. Next: vs. South Florida or UConn, Friday. 12. Florida State (25-6) idle. Next: vs. No. 16 Virginia Tech, Thursday. 13. Purdue (23-8) idle. Next: vs. Minnesota or Penn State, Friday. 14. Nevada (28-3) idle. Next: vs. Boise State, Thursday. 15. Kansas State (24-7) idle. Next: vs. TCU or Oklahoma State, Thursday. 16. Virginia Tech (24-7) beat Miami 71-56. Next: vs. No. 12 Fla. St., Thurs. 17. Kansas (23-8) idle. Next: vs. Texas, Thursday. 18. Buffalo (28-3) idle. Next: vs. Akron, Thursday. 19. Wisconsin (22-9) idle. Next: vs. No. 21 Maryland or Nebraska, Friday. 20. Wofford (29-4) idle. Next: NCAA Tournament. 21. Maryland (22-9) idle. Next: vs. Rutgers or Nebraska, Thursday. 22. Auburn (22-9) idle. Next: vs. Mississippi or Georgia, Thursday. 23. Marquette (23-8) idle. Next: vs. St. John’s or DePaul, Thursday. 24. Cincinnati (25-6) idle. Next: vs. Tulsa or SMU, Friday. 25. Villanova (22-9) idle. Next: vs. Providence or Butler, Thursday.

nari might not look like the modern version of an Arnold Palmer, a player who makes people watch because of his ability to charge from behind with clutch shots, big putts and low scores. He just plays one on TV. And if he keeps winning like this, he might even get on TV more often. It was hard to ignore the company Molinari kept last week in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He was not part of the featured groups that get streaming coverage, which was fine. Those rotate each week, and the Italian will be in one this week alongside Tony Finau and Jason Day. But at Bay Hill, the PGA Tour put him with two players not among the top 100 in the world ranking. That was unusual, especially for a British Open winner coming off a year that rivals what Brooks Koepka had with his two majors. It was similar to 1999 at Bay Hill, when Colin Montgomerie, a sixtime European Tour money winner, had one of the earliest tee times because he was not a PGA Tour member. Molinari handled it much better. “Obviously I see it, but I don’t pay too much attention to it,” Molinari said after his 64 to rally from five shots behind and win for the fourth time in his last 17 starts worldwide. “I was playing two tournament winners, anyway. I go about doing my own stuff and minding my own business. It’s not really bothering me wherever they put me in the tee times, as long as it ends up like this.” One thing is clear: Molinari is worth watching. Four of his eight career victories have come in the last nine months, three

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Sam Saunders, Arnold Palmer’s grandson, helps Francesco Molinari put on a red cardigan after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday.

of them counting as PGA Tour titles. The PGA Tour does not recognize one of his best performances of all, the 2010 HSBC Champions in Shanghai, because that was when the tour counted that World Golf Championship as official only if a PGA Tour member won. Molinari beat Lee Westwood by one shot, and no one else was closer than 10 shots. Rory McIlroy was 11 shots behind. Tiger Woods finished 12 back. Four players have shot 64 or better in the final round four times on the PGA Tour since 2017. Molinari is on that short list with Koepka, Justin Thomas and Gary Woodland. He doesn’t have their power. He doesn’t have their flash. He just gets results, which is what matters in this game. Molinari always hit his irons well and chipped as well as anyone. He was short by tour standards but relatively straight. Putting was his weakness. That was then. What has emerged in his hard work with Denis Pugh is a complete player, and it shows. His first big test was going head-to-head with McIlroy at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, the flagship event in Europe, which Molinari won.

Instead of going to the French Open, site of the Ryder Cup later in the year, he wanted to improve his FedEx Cup standing and played the Quicken Loans National at the TPC Potomac. Molinari shot 62 in the final round to break the tournament record by seven shots and win by eight. He played the final 37 holes of the British Open at Carnoustie without a bogey and became Italy’s first major champion. If all that wasn’t enough, Molinari became the first European to go 5-0 in the Ryder Cup. And now he has a red cardigan from winning at Arnie’s place, where he played the last 28 holes without a bogey and shot 64. His record would suggest he is among the elite in golf. Molinari looks at it differently. “I don’t think I’m ever going to think that way. It’s not my personality,” he said. “I’m definitely more confident. I’m not scared about going out on the golf course playing against anyone, but it’s just really hard for me to picture myself where I am at the moment. Hopefully, someday I’ll be able to. Maybe it’s the background as coming from Italy. There’s very few guys getting on tour, let alone doing this sort of

stuff. “But I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing, and hopefully, things will follow suit.” Molinari played the final round at Carnoustie with Woods, who briefly had the lead and always had the enormous crowd on his side. Molinari wasn’t the least bit intimidated and became only the second player — Y.E. Yang in the 2009 PGA Championship was the other — to win a major playing alongside Woods on Sunday. The claret jug doesn’t get out much. Molinari took it with him for a few weeks after he won the Open, but he usually left it in the case. At home in London, he says, he keeps it in the middle of a few books on a shelf in his living room. It’s his only trophy on display, and “it’s nice to look at sometimes.” “I don’t need to show off what I’ve won,” Molinari said. “All the trophies at home are not really in sight. It’s just the way I am. I don’t do it to show off with other people. I do it for the satisfaction I get when the 18th putt goes in the hole.” The last putt at Bay Hill was from 45 feet. Molinari twirled his raised fist in the air and dropped it like a hammer when the putt fell. It made for great TV.

Move to March big test for Players field ASSOCIATED PRESS

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLA. • Justin Thomas has

played the 15th hole at The Players Championship some 20 times, but never this early in the year. That’s why he turned to his caddie for some last-minute advice during a practice round. “We don’t have to worry about going through the fairway, right?” he asked Jimmy Johnson. The field is as strong as ever, with everyone from the top 50 in the world ranking in the 144-man field. The prize money is richer than ever at $12.5 million, with $2.25 million going to the winner. And it would seem to be the same Stadium Course at the TPC Sawgrass that has hosted the PGA Tour’s signature event since 1982. But it’s not. A m ove to M a rc h changes everything. The Players Championship has gone green, with rye overseed making it lush, green and longer than when it was held in May on Bermuda grass that could be fast and fiery. The prevailing wind can come out of an entirely different direction, which can make that island green on the par-3 17th look a little smaller. “I’ve been between 6-iron and 5-iron on 17 to hit the shot,” Tiger Woods said. “Not too many people can say that unless they’ve played in March.” What hasn’t changed is handicapping the field. The TPC Sawgrass was renowned in any month for not favoring any one style of golf. It has produced champions like Woods and Greg Norman, or Fred Funk and Hal Sutton when it was held in March. Moved to May, the winners have similarly varied games, whether it was Phil Mick-

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Jordan Spieth (center) walks to the 17th green during a practice round for The Players Championship on Wednesday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

elson and Jason Day, or Tim Clark and K.J. Choi. Woods is the only player to win in March and May. He has done a lot of things no one else has. It all starts to unfold on Thursday, with only 23 players having experienced the March conditions before the move to May in 2007. Woods and Adam Scott are the only players at Sawgrass who have won The Players when it was in March. “I think we’re in for a good challenge this week,” Scott said. “It’s not brutally difficult, but if the wind blows, it’s going to play tough.” Heavy rain earlier in the week made the fairways even softer and speckled some golf balls with mud — something else rarely seen in May — but Scott noticed the difference immediately. “I hit a 5-iron into the first hole,” he said. “I have hit anything but a 9-iron or a wedge in there for 12 years. A lot of other holes are like that, too. So if it does firm up a little bit, even if you’re hitting 7-iron into the first, I think

it’s going to require some really good driving and some really good irons. I think it’s a great test.” Dustin Johnson is among those who look forward to the move to March, even though he has only played this event in May. He hasn’t played it very well, not by his standards or anyone else who has reached No. 1 in the world and has 20 victories for his career. Johnson, coming off a five-shot victory in Mexico City three weeks ago, has never finished higher than a tie for 12th in his 10 starts. He has only five rounds in the 60s. “Just judging the distance, balls going miles and would never stop in the fairways,” Johnson said. “I feel like good shots weren’t always rewarded with the way the course was playing. But yeah, I struggled. It was frustrating, too.” Woods, who played nine holes on Tuesday and nine holes on Wednesday, had one of those moments that Scott described. During his practice round on Tuesday, he hit a 3-wood bullet off the tee, just like always. But instead of next hit-

ting 9-iron, he went with a 3-iron. One thing hasn’t changed as far as Woods is concerned. “It’s a very simple formula here: Hit it good,” Woods said. “It’s not real complicated. The golf course is one that Pete (Dye) has set up to intimidate you visually. You have to overcome that part of it. And no, you can’t really play poorly and win this event. I think we all have to accept that you’re going to hit good shots, and going to get some weird hops, and get some really, really funky lies whether it’s off the fairway or around the greens.” No one played better last year than Webb Simpson, who built such a big lead in tying the 54-hole record that he shot a 73 in the final round — the highest Sunday score by a PGA Tour winner last year — and still won by four shots. Now he defends his title on what feels like a new course, which might be the one comparison with a major this week. “I kind of had to re-learn the golf course the last few days,” Simpson said.


HOCKEY

B6 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

BLUES NOTEBOOK

NHL STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic

GP

W

x-Tampa Bay

70

53

Boston

70

Toronto

70

M 1 • THUrSDAy • 03.14.2019

L OT Pts 13

4

42

19

9

42

23

5

GF

GA

Home

Away

272

183

29-6-2

24-7-2 18-4-0

93

211

180

27-7-3

15-12-6

15-6-2

89

250 204

21-14-1

21-9-4

12-7-3

110

Div

Montreal

70

37 26

7

81

211 208 20-11-4

17-15-3

11-8-5

Florida

69

30

27

12

72

224

234

18-12-6

12-15-6

12-8-3

Buffalo

69

30 30

9

69

194

221

19-11-4

11-19-5

9-9-4

Detroit

70

24 36

10

58

189

241

13-17-5

11-19-5

7-13-4

6

52

205

261 14-16-4

9-25-2

7-13-2

L OT Pts

GF

GA

Home

Away

Div

89 240

217

21-9-5 20-13-2

14-6-2

Ottawa

70

23

Metropolitan

GP

W

41

Washington

70

41

NY Islanders

69 40

22

7

87 200

168

21-11-4

19-11-3

16-8-1

Pittsburgh

70

23

9

85

242

213

21-12-2

17-11-7

13-8-2

Carolina

69

38 24

7

83 208

191

Columbus

70

39 28

3

81

Philadelphia

69

34

27

8

NY Rangers

69

28 28

13

New Jersey

70

25 36

9

59

22

38

7

18-11-4 20-13-3

9-9-2

216 208

19-16-2

15-9-1

76

212

228

18-13-4 16-14-4

9-10-2

69

198

227

17-11-8

11-17-5

8-10-5

195

241

17-12-6

8-24-3

8-14-3

20-12-1

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central

GP

W

L

OT

Pts

GF

GA

Home

Away

Div

Winnipeg

69

40

25

4

84

237

207

22-9-4

18-16-0

11-10-0

Nashville

71

39

27

5

83

212

192

22-13-1

17-14-4

12-10-1

Blues

69

36

26

7

79

199

191

17-15-2

19-11-5

11-9-4

Dallas

69

36

28

5

77

174

172

21-11-2

15-17-3

11-8-2

Minnesota 70

33

29

8

74

191

205 14-14-6

19-15-2

11-6-4

Colorado

70

30

28

12

72

223

218

15-13-6

15-15-6

8-9-3

Chicago

70

31

30

9

71

239

260

16-13-6

15-17-3

11-6-3

Pacific

GP

W

L

OT

Pts

GF

GA

Home

Away

Div

San Jose

70

43

19

8

94

254

214

23-5-5

20-14-3

15-4-3

Calgary

70

43

20

7

93

250

203

22-7-5

21-13-2

12-8-2

Vegas

70

38

27

5

81

212

196 21-10-4

17-17-1

15-6-2

Arizona

70

35

30

5

75

187

196

18-15-2

14-9-2

17-15-3

Edmonton 69

31

31

7

69

195

223

16-16-2

15-15-5

9-11-2

Vancouver 69

28

32

9

65

187

217

15-13-4

13-19-5

9-12-4

Anaheim

71

28

34

9

65

164

216

15-13-8

13-21-1

7-11-3

Los Angeles 69

25

36

8

58

164

220

13-17-3

12-19-5

9-9-2

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot

Wednesday Chicago 5, Toronto 4 New Jersey at Edmonton, late NY Rangers at Vancouver, late Tuesday Dallas 2, Buffalo 0 Columbus 7, Boston 4 Pittsburgh 5, Washington 3 Montreal 3, Detroit 1 San Jose 5, Winnipeg 4 Arizona 3, Blues 1 Calgary 9, New Jersey 4 Anaheim 3, Nashville 2 Thursday Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Montreal vs. NY Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 6 p.m.

Washington at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Blues at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Arizona, 9 p.m. Nashville at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Florida at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Friday Carolina at Columbus, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 6 p.m. Vegas at Dallas, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 8 p.m. NY Rangers at Calgary, 8 p.m. New Jersey at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

Saturday NY Islanders at Detroit, noon Blues at Pittsburgh, noon Florida at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. Columbus at Boston, 6 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Carolina, 6 p.m. Chicago at Montreal, 6 p.m. Toronto at Ottawa, 6 p.m. Calgary at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. NY Rangers at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Arizona, 9 p.m. Nashville at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

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Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford makes a save as the Maple Leafs’ William Nylander (29) tries to get the puck.

Brendan Perlini had a goal and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks held off a furious Toronto comeback to beat the host Maple Leafs 5-4 on Wednesday night. Brandon Saad had a goal and an assist, and Duncan Keith, Dominik Kahun and Alex DeBrincat also scored as Chicago jumped out to a 5-0 lead before holding on for the win. Dylan Strome added two assists for the Blackhawks, who have won four straight and crept within four points of the Arizona Coyotes for the second wild card in the Western Conference. Corey Crawford stopped 17 of 18 shots through two periods before leaving the game due to illness. Colin Delia had 26 saves — all in the third. Auston Matthews, Morgan Rielly and Andreas Johnsson each had a goal and an assist for Toronto, and John Tavares also scored. William Nylander

BY TOM TIMMERMANN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

OTTAWA • In his first game

on the team’s top line, playing alongside center Ryan O’Reilly and winger Brayden Schenn, rookie Robert Thomas had a nearly blank scoreline: One shot attempt, which missed. But he felt he did well after a slow start and coach Craig Berube said he’s inclined to keep the group together, if the situation warrants. (A return to the lineup of David Perron, for instance, could lead to some line juggling.) “I thought the line was generating looks, they had a lot of attempts and shots,” Berube said. “It can be cleaner. They forced some stuff at times. Maybe Robby forced a few things at times when he doesn’t need to, but on the other side of things, maybe he feels he has to, playing on the top line and setting those guys up. I’d like to see Robby attack a little bit more on his own and shoot and do a little bit more at the net on his own. As of right now, I was pretty happy with that line.” Thomas said his lack of shots didn’t reflect a hesitancy on his part. “I don’t think so,” he said. “I think a lot of the times it was me trying to make the play into the slot for them to shoot. I wouldn’t say that one shot attempt was me not shooting. I think there was just better plays to be made. “The first period I got caught a little behind. They transition so fast and before you know it the puck’s on your stick. I think that

was kind of a transitioning period as the game went on, I felt I got a lot better. “Every time there’s a turnover, the transition’s so quick and they’re really jumping up in the rush.” Berube agreed it can take a while to get up to speed with O’Reilly and Schenn. “Schenn and O’Reilly, they’ve been playing together for a while and they know each other,” Berube said. “They’re playing fast. They know where each other are and they’re predictable. I think Robby had to kind of fit in a little bit there and figure it out.”

BACK TO WORK

The Arizona game marked the start of another busy stretch for the Blues, who will play eight games in 14 days. The last time the Blues had a stretch like this, they were able to run off 11 straight wins during their hectic February, the last nine of which came in 15 days. More play, less practice seems to be a format that works for this team. “I think so,” Berube said. “I think they get into that game mode and no-practice mode. They know they have to prepare for the games and not for practice. Not much practice time.” That will be a theme over the next two weeks for the Blues, who are unlikely to have more than two or three practices between now and March 25. They had an optional practice Wednesday, with just nine skaters taking part, and already aren’t scheduled to practice Friday be-

fore two afternoon games on the weekend. “It’s hard,” Berube said. “Today we made it an optional. There are guys that are banged up and nicked up. It’s important to get rest and have energy night in and night out. Having the good legs night in and night out is really important at this time of year.” This is also almost the end of the road for the Blues. When they get home from Buffalo on Sunday evening, they will have just three road games left, a back-to-back set with the New York Rangers and New Jersey, and one game in Chicago. The Blues are 19-11-5 on the road this season, and their 43 road points are the sixth most in the league. “I think we played this well on the road because we played a real good team game,” Berube said. “All the guys have put the team first and when you put the team first and do all the little things, night in and night out, competing and battling, you’ll win your share of games on the road. That’s how you’ve got to win on the road. You’ve got to play hard and you’ve got to compete. It’s taxing on a team for sure. It’s been a very tough schedule but again, all the teams go through it in the NHL. It’s a tough schedule, that’s the bottom line, and you’ve got to deal with it. There’s nothing you can do about it. There’s no excuses. You can’t use it as an excuse.” Tom Timmermann • 314-340-8190 @tomtimm on Twitter ttimmermann@post-dispatch.com

Perron appears closer to playing BLUES • FROM B1

Blackhawks hold on to edge Maple Leafs

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Thomas gets a passing grade

and Mitch Marner each had two assists. Frederik Andersen gave up four goals on 14 shots in the first before he was replaced by Garret Sparks, who finished with 24 saves. The Maple Leafs were coming off a 6-2 home loss to Tampa Bay on Monday, and followed it up with a sloppy, uninspired performance through two periods.

NOTEBOOK

Red Wings sign Lashoff • Detroit signed defenseman Brian Lashoff to a two-year contract extension. Detroit made the move Wednesday, keeping a key player from the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. The 28-yearold Lashoff had 11 assists in 44 games for the Griffins this year. Lashoff has two goals and 11 assists in 123 NHL games with the Red Wings. He had six points in 75 games during the 2013-14 season.

NHL SUMMARIES Blackhawks 5, Maple Leafs 4

NHL SCORING LEADERS

Chicago 4 1 0 — 5 Toronto 0 1 3 — 4 First period: 1, Chicago, Keith 5 (Saad, Perlini), 3:19. 2, Chicago, Perlini 12 (Gustafsson, Strome), 12:55. 3, Chicago, Kahun 12 (Anisimov, Kane), 17:13. 4, Chicago, Saad 23 (Sikura), 18:46. Penalties: None. Second period: 5, Chicago, DeBrincat 38 (Strome, Perlini), 12:32. 6, Toronto, Johnsson 20 (Rielly, Nylander), 18:27. Penalties: None. Third period: 7, Toronto, Matthews 32 (Nylander, Johnsson), 7:57. 8, Toronto, Rielly 19 (Matthews, Marner), 10:55. 9, Toronto, Tavares 39 (Marner), 18:29. Penalties: Kane, CHI, (slashing), 10:22. Shots: Chicago 14-13-12: 39. Toronto 9-9-30: 48. Power-plays: Chicago 0 of 0; Toronto 0 of 1. Goalies: Chicago, Delia 6-4-3 (30 shots-27 saves), Crawford 10-15-2 (18-17). Toronto, Sparks 7-5-1 (25-24), Andersen 33-14-4 (14-10). T: 2:28.

Through Tuesday’s games Player, team GP Nikita Kucherov, TB 70 68 Patrick Kane, CHI 65 Connor McDavid, EDM Johnny Gaudreau, CGY 70 Sidney Crosby, PIT 67 Leon Draisaitl, EDM 69 Nathan MacKinnon, COL 70 Mikko Rantanen, COL 70 Brad Marchand, BOS 69 Blake Wheeler, WPG 69 Brayden Point, TB 68 69 Mitchell Marner, TOR Steven Stamkos, TB 70 Alex Ovechkin, WAS 69 2 tied with 77 pts.

G 33 41 34 33 33 42 35 30 30 19 37 24 34 46

A 78 57 64 57 57 47 52 56 55 65 46 58 45 32

PTS 111 98 98 90 90 89 87 86 85 84 83 82 79 78

(Brayden Schenn, who also left the game in the injury-heavy second period but returned to action, is fine, Berube said.) The Blues used one of their three remaining post-deadline call-ups on forward Jordan Kyrou on Wednesday. He’s been almost a point-per-game producer for San Antonio, with 16 goals and 27 assists in 44 games to lead the Rampage, even though he has missed 18 games while in the NHL with the Blues. He hasn’t been as productive in the NHL, with one goal and two assists in 16 games, in many of which he got very limited minutes. Before the Kyrou announcement, Berube said that with Blais out, Robby Fabbri will go back in the lineup, and while he didn’t say it, Edmundson’s absence and the lack of a defensive call-up will mean a return to the lineup for trade-deadline acquisition Michael Del Zotto. (Carl Gunnarsson is not on the trip either.) With 13 games to go in the regular season and the team still in the thick of a playoff race, it’s decidedly a mixture of good news and bad news. The big news, and from the Blues’ point of view, by far the best, is the potential return of Perron, who could provide a boost for a team that has been up and down offensively. The Blues have played two games without injured forward Vladimir Tarasenko — and have at least two more to go — and they have scored just three goals, all on the power play. (The goal Tuesday night against Arizona came in a six-on-four situation.) While the Blues have been able to survive the absence of one of their top scorers, namely Perron, the combination of Perron and someone else, be it Tarasenko or Schenn, has been too much for them to handle. In the eight games since the team’s 11-game winning streak ended in which either Schenn or Tarasenko has been out of the lineup, the team has gone 2-4-2 and hasn’t scored more than two goals in any of those games. The return of Perron, which while not guaranteed looks far more imminent — even if you’re Canadian, Wednesday wasn’t a great day to be in Ottawa — bodes well, especially if he can quickly return to the level of play he was at right before the injury, when he was the hottest player in the league. This is the first time Perron has taken a trip with the Blues since he last played in Boston on Jan. 17, almost two months ago. He has been skating regularly with the team in practice in the past week, taking part in contact drills and being pretty much a full participant. (“I didn’t watch him out there, how did he look?” Berube joked with reporters after practice Wednesday.) The regular refrain from Berube has been that the Blues are just waiting for Perron to say he’s ready, and his presence on the trip would seem to point to him saying that soon. “It’s good he’s coming,” Berube

J.B. FORBES • jforbes@post-dispatch.com

Forward Sammy Blais is helped off the ice by teammate Alex Pietrangelo after a collision during the second period Tuesday night against Arizona.

said. “I’m glad he’s coming. It’s good for him to be around. No matter what, if he decides to play, if he’s ready, it’s good for him to be around his teammates and get on the road and be around these guys. It’s been a while.” Perron had a 13-game point streak when he left the lineup just before the All-Star break, the seventh-longest in the league this season and one that, for statistical purposes, ended when he missed a game. Despite having missed 23 games, a third of the season so far, he’s still fourth on the team in scoring, behind Ryan O’Reilly, Tarasenko and Schenn, with 17 goals (third on the team) and 18 assists. He also is eighth in the league in shooting percentage at 20 percent, which can be a plus for a team that often has trouble putting the puck on the net, let alone in it. That was one of the issues Tuesday against Arizona. The Blues didn’t lack for chances but had 19 shot attempts that missed the net. They just didn’t put the puck in a place where it could make a difference. “We missed the net too much,” Berube said Wednesday. “That’s one way we can clean up a little bit, hitting the net a little bit more, that means we’re getting more pucks to the net. That means there’s more opportunity to score. Overall, I liked our game a lot last night. I thought we had the puck the whole game, a lot of shot attempts, it was a competitive game. The puck will go in, we just have to plug away. Some-

BLUES AT SENATORS When/Where • 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Canadian Tire Centre TV/Radio • FSM, KMOX (1120 AM) About the Senators • In Mark Stone (28), Matt Duchene (27) and Ryan Dzingel (22), the Senators sent 77 goals packing at the NHL trade deadline. That left only four 10-goal scorers on the roster, and one of them — young defenseman Thomas Chabot (13 goals, 36 assists) — is out with a broken toe suffered Monday against Philadelphia. The team’s leading goal-scorer is St. Louisan Brady Tkachuk; the 19-year-old rookie has 16 goals and 20 assists. Former Blue Magnus Paajarvi has seven goals this season but is minus-19. He scored a shorthanded goal when the teams met Jan. 19 in St. Louis, a 3-2 Blues victory. The Senators (23-41-6) are 31st (last) in the overall NHL standings with 52 points, and are 2-12-1 since Feb. 12. Jim Thomas

times you’re going to run into games where you don’t score a lot. You have to win tight games.” As much as Perron has been skating, he shouldn’t be considered an instant panacea. But Berube felt that Perron is fit. “He’s worked hard,” he said. “I think he’s in good shape. He’s been skating, practicing with us. I guess we’ll just have to see when he gets in there.” Tom Timmermann • 314-340-8190 @tomtimm on Twitter ttimmermann@post-dispatch.com


HOCKEY

B6 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

BLUES NOTEBOOK

NHL STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W x-Tampa Bay 70 53 Boston 70 42 Toronto 70 42 Montreal 70 37 Florida 69 30 Buffalo 69 30 Detroit 70 24 Ottawa 70 23 Metropolitan GP W Washington 70 41 NY Islanders 69 40 Pittsburgh 70 38 Carolina 69 38 Columbus 70 39 Philadelphia 69 34 NY Rangers 70 28 New Jersey 71 26

L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 13 4 110 272 183 29-6-2 24-7-2 18-4-0 19 9 93 211 180 27-7-3 15-12-6 15-6-2 23 5 89 250 204 21-14-1 21-9-4 12-7-3 26 7 81 211 208 20-11-4 17-15-3 11-8-5 27 12 72 224 234 18-12-6 12-15-6 12-8-3 30 9 69 194 221 19-11-4 11-19-5 9-9-4 36 10 58 189 241 13-17-5 11-19-5 7-13-4 41 6 52 205 261 14-16-4 9-25-2 7-13-2 L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 22 7 89 240 217 21-9-5 20-13-2 14-6-2 22 7 87 200 168 21-11-4 19-11-3 16-8-1 23 9 85 242 213 21-12-2 17-11-7 13-8-2 24 7 83 208 191 18-11-4 20-13-3 9-9-2 28 3 81 216 208 19-16-2 20-12-1 15-9-1 27 8 76 212 228 18-13-4 16-14-4 9-10-2 29 13 69 199 231 17-11-8 11-18-5 8-10-5 36 9 61 201 244 17-12-6 9-24-3 8-14-3

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W Winnipeg 69 40 Nashville 71 39 Blues 69 36 Dallas 69 36 Minnesota 70 33 Colorado 70 30 Chicago 70 31 Pacific GP W San Jose 70 43 Calgary 70 43 Vegas 70 38 Arizona 70 35 Edmonton 70 31 Vancouver 70 29 Anaheim 71 28 Los Angeles 69 25

L OT Pts 25 4 84 27 5 83 26 7 79 28 5 77 29 8 74 28 12 72 30 9 71 L OT Pts 19 8 94 20 7 93 27 5 81 30 5 75 32 7 69 32 9 67 34 9 65 36 8 58

GF GA Home Away Div 237 207 22-9-4 18-16-0 11-10-0 212 192 22-13-1 17-14-4 12-10-1 199 191 17-15-2 19-11-5 11-9-4 174 172 21-11-2 15-17-3 11-8-2 191 205 14-14-6 19-15-2 11-6-4 223 218 15-13-6 15-15-6 8-9-3 239 260 16-13-6 15-17-3 11-6-3 GF GA Home Away Div 254 214 23-5-5 20-14-3 15-4-3 250 203 22-7-5 21-13-2 12-8-2 212 196 21-10-4 17-17-1 15-6-2 187 196 17-15-3 18-15-2 14-9-2 198 229 16-17-2 15-15-5 9-11-2 191 218 16-13-4 13-19-5 9-12-4 164 216 15-13-8 13-21-1 7-11-3 164 220 13-17-3 12-19-5 9-9-2

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot

Wednesday Chicago 5, Toronto 4 New Jersey 6, Edmonton 3 Vancouver 4, NY Rangers 1 Tuesday Dallas 2, Buffalo 0 Columbus 7, Boston 4 Pittsburgh 5, Washington 3 Montreal 3, Detroit 1 San Jose 5, Winnipeg 4 Arizona 3, Blues 1 Calgary 9, New Jersey 4 Anaheim 3, Nashville 2 Thursday Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Montreal vs. NY Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial

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Coliseum, 6 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Blues at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Arizona, 9 p.m. Nashville at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Florida at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Friday Carolina at Columbus, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 6 p.m. Vegas at Dallas, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 8 p.m. NY Rangers at Calgary, 8 p.m. New Jersey at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

Saturday NY Islanders at Detroit, noon Blues at Pittsburgh, noon Florida at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. Columbus at Boston, 6 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Carolina, 6 p.m. Chicago at Montreal, 6 p.m. Toronto at Ottawa, 6 p.m. Calgary at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. NY Rangers at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Arizona, 9 p.m. Nashville at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

Thomas gets a passing grade BY TOM TIMMERMANN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

OTTAWA • In his first game

on the team’s top line, playing alongside center Ryan O’Reilly and winger Brayden Schenn, rookie Robert Thomas had a nearly blank scoreline: One shot attempt, which missed. But he felt he did well after a slow start and coach Craig Berube said he’s inclined to keep the group together, if the situation warrants. (A return to the lineup of David Perron, for instance, could lead to some line juggling.) “I thought the line was generating looks, they had a lot of attempts and shots,” Berube said. “It can be cleaner. They forced some stuff at times. Maybe Robby forced a few things at times when he doesn’t need to, but on the other side of things, maybe he feels he has to, playing on the top line and setting those guys up. I’d like to see Robby attack a little bit more on his own and shoot and do a little bit more at the net on his own. As of right now, I was pretty happy with that line.” Thomas said his lack of shots didn’t reflect a hesitancy on his part. “I don’t think so,” he said. “I think a lot of the times it was me trying to make the play into the slot for them to shoot. I wouldn’t say that one shot attempt was me not shooting. I think there was just better plays to be made. “The first period I got caught a little behind. They transition so fast and before you know it the puck’s on your stick. I think that

was kind of a transitioning period as the game went on, I felt I got a lot better. “Every time there’s a turnover, the transition’s so quick and they’re really jumping up in the rush.” Berube agreed it can take a while to get up to speed with O’Reilly and Schenn. “Schenn and O’Reilly, they’ve been playing together for a while and they know each other,” Berube said. “They’re playing fast. They know where each other are and they’re predictable. I think Robby had to kind of fit in a little bit there and figure it out.”

BACK TO WORK

The Arizona game marked the start of another busy stretch for the Blues, who will play eight games in 14 days. The last time the Blues had a stretch like this, they were able to run off 11 straight wins during their hectic February, the last nine of which came in 15 days. More play, less practice seems to be a format that works for this team. “I think so,” Berube said. “I think they get into that game mode and no-practice mode. They know they have to prepare for the games and not for practice. Not much practice time.” That will be a theme over the next two weeks for the Blues, who are unlikely to have more than two or three practices between now and March 25. They had an optional practice Wednesday, with just nine skaters taking part, and already aren’t scheduled to practice Friday be-

fore two afternoon games on the weekend. “It’s hard,” Berube said. “Today we made it an optional. There are guys that are banged up and nicked up. It’s important to get rest and have energy night in and night out. Having the good legs night in and night out is really important at this time of year.” This is also almost the end of the road for the Blues. When they get home from Buffalo on Sunday evening, they will have just three road games left, a back-to-back set with the New York Rangers and New Jersey, and one game in Chicago. The Blues are 19-11-5 on the road this season, and their 43 road points are the sixth most in the league. “I think we played this well on the road because we played a real good team game,” Berube said. “All the guys have put the team first and when you put the team first and do all the little things, night in and night out, competing and battling, you’ll win your share of games on the road. That’s how you’ve got to win on the road. You’ve got to play hard and you’ve got to compete. It’s taxing on a team for sure. It’s been a very tough schedule but again, all the teams go through it in the NHL. It’s a tough schedule, that’s the bottom line, and you’ve got to deal with it. There’s nothing you can do about it. There’s no excuses. You can’t use it as an excuse.” Tom Timmermann • 314-340-8190 @tomtimm on Twitter ttimmermann@post-dispatch.com

Blackhawks hold on Perron appears closer to playing to edge Maple Leafs BLUES • FROM B1

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford makes a save as the Maple Leafs’ William Nylander (29) tries to get the puck. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Brendan Perlini had a goal and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks held off a furious Toronto comeback to beat the host Maple Leafs 5-4 on Wednesday night. Brandon Saad had a goal and an assist, and Duncan Keith, Dominik Kahun and Alex DeBrincat also scored as Chicago jumped out to a 5-0 lead before holding on for the win. Dylan Strome added two assists for the Blackhawks, who have won four straight and crept within four points of the Arizona Coyotes for the second wild card in the Western Conference. Corey Crawford stopped 17 of 18 shots through two periods before leaving the game due to illness. Colin Delia had 26 saves — all in the third. Auston Matthews, Morgan Rielly and Andreas Johnsson each had a goal and an assist for Toronto, and John Tavares also scored. William Nylander

and Mitch Marner each had two assists. Frederik Andersen gave up four goals on 14 shots in the first before he was replaced by Garret Sparks, who finished with 24 saves. The Maple Leafs were coming off a 6-2 home loss to Tampa Bay on Monday, and followed it up with a sloppy, uninspired performance through two periods.

NOTEBOOK

Red Wings sign Lashoff • Detroit signed defenseman Brian Lashoff to a two-year contract extension. Detroit made the move Wednesday, keeping a key player from the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. The 28-yearold Lashoff had 11 assists in 44 games for the Griffins this year. Lashoff has two goals and 11 assists in 123 NHL games with the Red Wings. He had six points in 75 games during the 2013-14 season.

NHL SUMMARIES Blackhawks 5, Maple Leafs 4

Devils 6, Oilers 3

Chicago 4 1 0 — 5 Toronto 0 1 3 — 4 First period: 1, Chicago, Keith 5 (Saad, Perlini), 3:19. 2, Chicago, Perlini 12 (Gustafsson, Strome), 12:55. 3, Chicago, Kahun 12 (Anisimov, Kane), 17:13. 4, Chicago, Saad 23 (Sikura), 18:46. Penalties: None. Second period: 5, Chicago, DeBrincat 38 (Strome, Perlini), 12:32. 6, Toronto, Johnsson 20 (Rielly, Nylander), 18:27. Penalties: None. Third period: 7, Toronto, Matthews 32 (Nylander, Johnsson), 7:57. 8, Toronto, Rielly 19 (Matthews, Marner), 10:55. 9, Toronto, Tavares 39 (Marner), 18:29. Penalties: Kane, CHI, (slashing), 10:22. Shots: Chicago 14-13-12: 39. Toronto 9-9-30: 48. Power-plays: Chicago 0 of 0; Toronto 0 of 1. Goalies: Chicago, Delia 6-4-3 (30 shots-27 saves), Crawford 10-15-2 (18-17). Toronto, Sparks 7-5-1 (25-24), Andersen 33-14-4 (14-10). T: 2:28.

New Jersey 2 3 1 — 6 Edmonton 2 1 0 — 3 First period: 1, New Jersey, Agostino 5 (Greene, Rooney), 7:34. 2, Edmonton, Gagner 5 (Benning, Khaira), 9:37. 3, Edmonton, Chiasson 20 (McDavid, Klefbom), 14:22 (pp). 4, New Jersey, Zajac 17 (Severson), 19:41 (pp). Penalties: Lucic, EDM, Major (fighting), 3:09; Gabriel, NJ, Major (fighting), 3:09; White, NJ, (holding), 5:30; Stafford, NJ, (tripping), 12:30; Chiasson, EDM, (slashing), 19:08. Second period: 5, New Jersey, Severson 11 (Carrick, Stafford), 6:23 (pp). 6, New Jersey, Quenneville 1 (Gabriel, Butcher), 12:49. 7, New Jersey, Rooney 5 (Agostino, Palmieri), 16:32. 8, Edmonton, Benning 4 (McDavid, Sekera), 19:19. Penalties: Klefbom, EDM, (holding stick), 5:16; Gabriel, NJ, (cross checking), 16:42; Russell, EDM, (slashing), 16:42; Nurse, EDM, (roughing), 18:00; Severson, NJ, (interference), 19:12. Third period: 9, New Jersey, Coleman 21 (Greene), 12:06 (sh). Penalties: Butcher, NJ, (delay of game), 11:39; Coleman, NJ, (cross checking), 13:33; Nugent-Hopkins, EDM, (slashing), 19:04. Shots: New Jersey 9-13-13: 35. Edmonton 13-8-18: 39. Power-plays: New Jersey 2 of 4; Edmonton 1 of 5. Goalies: New Jersey, Schneider 5-10-3 (39 shots-36 saves). Edmonton, Stolarz 4-4-3 (17-15), Koskinen 21-16-4 (18-14). A: 18,347.

Canucks 4, Rangers 1 NY Rangers 0 0 1 — 1 Vancouver 0 3 1 — 4 First period: None. Penalties: DeAngelo, NYR, (high sticking), 0:08. Second period: 1, Vancouver, Boeser 23 (Leivo, Horvat), 6:07 (pp). 2, Vancouver, Motte 8 (Edler, Markstrom), 9:34. 3, Vancouver, Motte 9 (Roussel), 9:45. Penalties: Kreider, NYR, served by Buchnevich, Major (elbowing), 4:23; Kreider, NYR, Misconduct (misconduct), 4:23; Lemieux, NYR, served by Buchnevich, Misconduct (misconduct), 9:45; Pearson, VAN, (hooking), 17:03; Beagle, VAN, (slashing), 17:56; Namestnikov, NYR, (slashing), 17:56. Third period: 4, NY Rangers, Buchnevich 16 (DeAngelo, Zibanejad), 10:28 (pp). 5, Vancouver, Virtanen 13 (Stecher, Pearson), 19:35. Penalties: Shattenkirk, NYR, (hooking), 2:20; Leivo, VAN, (interference), 3:54; Stecher, VAN, (holding), 4:21; Edler, VAN, (interference), 9:35. Shots: NY Rangers 7-7-8: 22. Vancouver 8-14-6: 28. Power-plays: NY Rangers 1 of 4; Vancouver 1 of 5. Goalies: NY Rangers, Lundqvist 18-18-10 (27 shots-24 saves). Vancouver, Markstrom 25-20-8 (22-21). A: 18,225.

NHL SCORING LEADERS Through Tuesday’s games Player, team GP Nikita Kucherov, TB 70 Patrick Kane, CHI 68 Connor McDavid, EDM 65 70 Johnny Gaudreau, CGY Sidney Crosby, PIT 67 Leon Draisaitl, EDM 69 70 Nathan MacKinnon, COL 70 Mikko Rantanen, COL Brad Marchand, BOS 69 Blake Wheeler, WPG 69 68 Brayden Point, TB 69 Mitchell Marner, TOR 70 Steven Stamkos, TB Alex Ovechkin, WAS 69

G 33 41 34 33 33 42 35 30 30 19 37 24 34 46

A 78 57 64 57 57 47 52 56 55 65 46 58 45 32

PTS 111 98 98 90 90 89 87 86 85 84 83 82 79 78

(Brayden Schenn, who also left the game in the injury-heavy second period but returned to action, is fine, Berube said.) The Blues used one of their three remaining post-deadline call-ups on forward Jordan Kyrou on Wednesday. He’s been almost a point-per-game producer for San Antonio, with 16 goals and 27 assists in 44 games to lead the Rampage, even though he has missed 18 games while in the NHL with the Blues. He hasn’t been as productive in the NHL, with one goal and two assists in 16 games, in many of which he got very limited minutes. Before the Kyrou announcement, Berube said that with Blais out, Robby Fabbri will go back in the lineup, and while he didn’t say it, Edmundson’s absence and the lack of a defensive call-up will mean a return to the lineup for trade-deadline acquisition Michael Del Zotto. (Carl Gunnarsson is not on the trip either.) With 13 games to go in the regular season and the team still in the thick of a playoff race, it’s decidedly a mixture of good news and bad news. The big news, and from the Blues’ point of view, by far the best, is the potential return of Perron, who could provide a boost for a team that has been up and down offensively. The Blues have played two games without injured forward Vladimir Tarasenko — and have at least two more to go — and they have scored just three goals, all on the power play. (The goal Tuesday night against Arizona came in a six-on-four situation.) While the Blues have been able to survive the absence of one of their top scorers, namely Perron, the combination of Perron and someone else, be it Tarasenko or Schenn, has been too much for them to handle. In the eight games since the team’s 11-game winning streak ended in which either Schenn or Tarasenko has been out of the lineup, the team has gone 2-4-2 and hasn’t scored more than two goals in any of those games. The return of Perron, which while not guaranteed looks far more imminent — even if you’re Canadian, Wednesday wasn’t a great day to be in Ottawa — bodes well, especially if he can quickly return to the level of play he was at right before the injury, when he was the hottest player in the league. This is the first time Perron has taken a trip with the Blues since he last played in Boston on Jan. 17, almost two months ago. He has been skating regularly with the team in practice in the past week, taking part in contact drills and being pretty much a full participant. (“I didn’t watch him out there, how did he look?” Berube joked with reporters after practice Wednesday.) The regular refrain from Berube has been that the Blues are just waiting for Perron to say he’s ready, and his presence on the trip would seem to point to him saying that soon. “It’s good he’s coming,” Berube

J.B. FORBES • jforbes@post-dispatch.com

Forward Sammy Blais is helped off the ice by teammate Alex Pietrangelo after a collision during the second period Tuesday night against Arizona.

said. “I’m glad he’s coming. It’s good for him to be around. No matter what, if he decides to play, if he’s ready, it’s good for him to be around his teammates and get on the road and be around these guys. It’s been a while.” Perron had a 13-game point streak when he left the lineup just before the All-Star break, the seventh-longest in the league this season and one that, for statistical purposes, ended when he missed a game. Despite having missed 23 games, a third of the season so far, he’s still fourth on the team in scoring, behind Ryan O’Reilly, Tarasenko and Schenn, with 17 goals (third on the team) and 18 assists. He also is eighth in the league in shooting percentage at 20 percent, which can be a plus for a team that often has trouble putting the puck on the net, let alone in it. That was one of the issues Tuesday against Arizona. The Blues didn’t lack for chances but had 19 shot attempts that missed the net. They just didn’t put the puck in a place where it could make a difference. “We missed the net too much,” Berube said Wednesday. “That’s one way we can clean up a little bit, hitting the net a little bit more, that means we’re getting more pucks to the net. That means there’s more opportunity to score. Overall, I liked our game a lot last night. I thought we had the puck the whole game, a lot of shot attempts, it was a competitive game. The puck will go in, we just have to plug away. Some-

BLUES AT SENATORS When/Where • 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Canadian Tire Centre TV/Radio • FSM, KMOX (1120 AM) About the Senators • In Mark Stone (28), Matt Duchene (27) and Ryan Dzingel (22), the Senators sent 77 goals packing at the NHL trade deadline. That left only four 10-goal scorers on the roster, and one of them — young defenseman Thomas Chabot (13 goals, 36 assists) — is out with a broken toe suffered Monday against Philadelphia. The team’s leading goal-scorer is St. Louisan Brady Tkachuk; the 19-year-old rookie has 16 goals and 20 assists. Former Blue Magnus Paajarvi has seven goals this season but is minus-19. He scored a shorthanded goal when the teams met Jan. 19 in St. Louis, a 3-2 Blues victory. The Senators (23-41-6) are 31st (last) in the overall NHL standings with 52 points, and are 2-12-1 since Feb. 12. Jim Thomas

times you’re going to run into games where you don’t score a lot. You have to win tight games.” As much as Perron has been skating, he shouldn’t be considered an instant panacea. But Berube felt that Perron is fit. “He’s worked hard,” he said. “I think he’s in good shape. He’s been skating, practicing with us. I guess we’ll just have to see when he gets in there.” Tom Timmermann • 314-340-8190 @tomtimm on Twitter ttimmermann@post-dispatch.com


BASKETBALL

03.14.2019 • Thursday • M 1

Westbrook lifts Thunder past Nets

NBA STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE

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Thunder guard Russell Westbrook celebrates after making a 3-pointer on the way to scoring 31 points in a 108-96 victory against the Nets on Wednesday night. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Russell Westbrook scored 31 points in his 26th triple-double of the season, and the host Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-96 on Wednesday night. Westbrook added 12 rebounds and 11 assists for the 130th triple-double of his career. Paul George scored 25 points and Jerami Grant added 15 for the Thunder, who shot 49 percent in the second half. Oklahoma City has won three of four as it battles to secure home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 points and D’Angelo Russell added 14 points and seven assists for the Nets, who saw their four-game win streak snapped. The Nets led 52-42 at halftime behind 11 points from Dinwiddie. Westbrook scored 17 points in the first half to keep

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WESTERN CONFERENCE

the Thunder in the game, but Oklahoma City shot just 35.6 percent from the field before the break. The Thunder quickly eliminated Brooklyn’s lead in the second half. Oklahoma City scored 20 points in the first 3:41 of the third quarter to take the lead. Oklahoma City dominated the fourth behind Westbrook’s all-around play. He hit a 3-pointer after a scramble to put the Thunder ahead 100-87 with 4:51 to go. He had seven points, five rebounds and five assists in the final period.

NOTEBOOK

Wade closing on record • The Heat’s Dwyane Wade had a first-quarter blocked shot against Detroit’s 7-foot-1 Thon Maker in Miami’s 108-74 win over Detroit on Wednesday night. It was the 879th block of Wade’s career, leaving him 14 shy of Michael Jordan’s all-time regular-season record for guards.

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Wednesday Oklahoma City 108, Brooklyn 96 Washington 100, Orlando 90 Atlanta 132, Memphis 111 Miami 108, Detroit 74 Golden State at Houston, late Utah at Phoenix, late Tuesday Indiana 103, New York 98 Philadelphia 106, Cleveland 99 LA Lakers 123, Chicago 107 Milwaukee 130, New Orleans 113 San Antonio 112, Dallas 105 Denver 133, Minnesota 107 Portland 125, LA Clippers 104 Thursday Cleveland at Orlando, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Indiana, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Boston, 6:30 p.m. LA Lakers at Toronto, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Utah, 8 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 9:30 p.m. Friday Charlotte at Washington, 6 p.m. LA Lakers at Detroit, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Miami, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 7 p.m. Portland at New Orleans, 7 p.m. New York at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at LA Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Saturday Atlanta at Boston, 11:30 a.m. Memphis at Washington, 6 p.m. Phoenix at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Oklahoma City, 7:30 p.m. Portland at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Utah, 8 p.m. Indiana at Denver, 8 p.m.

x-clinched playoff spot

NBA SUMMARIES Heat 108, Pistons 74

Hawks 132, Grizzlies 111

Thunder 108, Nets 96

Wizards 100, Magic 90

NBA LEADERS

Detroit: Brown 0-1 0-0 0, Griffin 4-9 3-4 13, Drummond 1-3 3-4 5, Jackson 3-15 2-2 8, Ellington 3-7 2-2 11, Mykhailiuk 0-2 0-0 0, Pachulia 2-4 0-0 4, Maker 3-7 2-6 8, Galloway 1-5 0-0 3, Smith 2-6 0-0 4, Thomas 1-5 0-0 2, Robinson III 3-4 0-0 6, Kennard 4-9 0-0 10. Totals 27-77 12-18 74. Miami: Richardson 5-10 1-2 13, Olynyk 2-4 5-5 9, Adebayo 3-3 4-4 10, Winslow 7-11 0-0 16, Waiters 5-12 0-2 14, Jones Jr. 3-7 1-2 8, Haslem 1-2 0-0 2, Anderson 0-1 0-0 0, Whiteside 6-12 1-1 13, Dragic 4-9 0-0 10, McGruder 1-4 0-0 2, Wade 2-9 7-8 11. Totals 39-84 19-24 108. 31 8 17 — 74 Detroit 18 30 24 33 21 — 108 Miami 3-point goals: Detroit 8-37 (Ellington 3-7, Griffin 2-6, Kennard 2-6, Galloway 1-4, Mykhailiuk 0-1, Robinson III 0-1, Maker 0-1, Thomas 0-2, Smith 0-3, Jackson 0-6), Miami 11-28 (Waiters 4-8, Richardson 2-3, Winslow 2-4, Dragic 2-4, Jones Jr. 1-3, Haslem 0-1, Wade 0-1, Anderson 0-1, Olynyk 0-1, McGruder 0-2). Fouled out: Drummond. Rebounds: Detroit 37 (Drummond 9), Miami 51 (Whiteside 11). Assists: Detroit 20 (Kennard 4), Miami 22 (Richardson 5). Total fouls: Detroit 23, Miami 18. Technicals: Detroit coach Dwane Casey, Jackson. A: 19,600 (19,600).

Memphis: Holiday 2-6 0-0 6, Rabb 0-5 4-4 4, Valanciunas 3-8 2-2 8, Conley 6-14 7-8 20, Bradley 2-8 1-1 5, Miles 11-16 3-4 33, Caboclo 1-2 0-0 3, Parsons 1-4 0-0 2, Noah 5-7 2-3 12, Wright 4-12 2-4 10, Dorsey 3-7 0-0 8. Totals 38-89 21-26 111. Atlanta: Prince 6-11 0-0 15, Collins 11-17 4-5 27, Dedmon 3-9 0-0 6, Young 8-12 3-3 22, Huerter 6-10 0-0 16, Bembry 1-3 0-0 2, Johnson 0-2 2-2 2, Len 8-13 2-4 20, Zeller 0-0 0-0 0, V.Carter 4-8 0-0 10, Bazemore 0-6 0-0 0, Adams 3-7 0-0 8, J.Anderson 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 52-103 11-14 132. Memphis 28 32 30 21 — 111 Atlanta 33 39 38 22 — 132 3-point goals: Memphis 14-40 (Miles 8-12, Dorsey 2-4, Holiday 2-6, Caboclo 1-2, Conley 1-6, Parsons 0-1, Rabb 0-2, Wright 0-3, Bradley 0-4), Atlanta 17-45 (Huerter 4-6, Young 3-5, Prince 3-6, V.Carter 2-4, Len 2-5, Adams 2-6, Collins 1-2, Bembry 0-1, J.Anderson 0-2, Dedmon 0-3, Bazemore 0-5). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Memphis 35 (Noah 8), Atlanta 51 (Collins 12). Assists: Memphis 28 (Conley, Wright 7), Atlanta 35 (Young 8). Total fouls: Memphis 17, Atlanta 26. A: 15,169 (18,118).

Brooklyn: Harris 4-8 2-2 13, Kurucs 3-9 1-4 8, Allen 3-4 2-2 8, Russell 6-18 0-0 14, Crabbe 3-9 0-0 8, Dudley 2-3 0-0 6, Davis 3-6 0-0 6, Dinwiddie 8-17 7-10 25, LeVert 3-10 1-1 8, Pinson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-84 13-19 96. Oklahoma City: George 9-18 4-4 25, Grant 5-14 3-4 15, Adams 6-12 1-2 13, Westbrook 12-23 3-5 31, Ferguson 0-3 2-2 2, Nader 0-3 2-2 2, Noel 3-5 0-0 6, Schroder 3-10 0-0 7, Felton 0-1 0-0 0, Burton 3-7 0-0 7. Totals 41-96 15-19 108. 27 25 26 18 — 96 Brooklyn Oklahoma City 19 23 38 28 — 108 3-point goals: Brooklyn 13-35 (Harris 3-6, Dudley 2-2, Dinwiddie 2-6, Crabbe 2-7, Russell 2-8, LeVert 1-2, Kurucs 1-4), Oklahoma City 11-28 (Westbrook 4-8, George 3-6, Grant 2-6, Burton 1-2, Schroder 1-4, Nader 0-1, Ferguson 0-1). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Brooklyn 43 (Davis 11), Oklahoma City 51 (Westbrook 12). Assists: Brooklyn 19 (Russell 7), Oklahoma City 21 (Westbrook 11). Total fouls: Brooklyn 18, Oklahoma City 20. A: 18,203 (18,203).

Orlando: Isaac 5-12 0-0 13, Gordon 4-13 2-2 13, Vucevic 9-17 2-2 20, Augustin 6-15 0-0 16, Fournier 3-9 0-0 8, Iwundu 1-2 0-0 2, Birch 2-7 3-4 7, Grant 2-2 0-0 4, Ross 3-13 1-1 7. Totals 35-90 8-9 90. Washington: Ariza 1-6 0-0 2, Green 1-5 5-6 8, Portis 3-11 0-0 6, Satoransky 1-8 0-0 2, Beal 10-22 1-2 23, Brown Jr. 3-7 0-0 6, Parker 9-12 0-2 19, Bryant 9-12 2-2 21, Randle 5-7 0-0 13. Totals 42-90 8-12 100. 28 25 21 16 — 90 Orlando Washington 29 32 15 24 — 100 3-point goals: Orlando 12-33 (Augustin 4-9, Gordon 3-6, Isaac 3-7, Fournier 2-5, Ross 0-6), Washington 8-27 (Randle 3-5, Beal 2-6, Bryant 1-2, Parker 1-2, Green 1-3, Ariza 0-2, Brown Jr. 0-2, Satoransky 0-2, Portis 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Orlando 49 (Vucevic 14), Washington 46 (Bryant 10). Assists: Orlando 26 (Augustin 7), Washington 20 (Satoransky, Beal 7). Total fouls: Orlando 15, Washington 13. A: 15,107 (20,356).

Through Tuesday’s games Scoring G FG FT PTS AVG Harden, HOU 63 676 623 2278 36.2 George, OKC 63 579 381 1775 28.2 Curry, GOL 55 517 221 1536 27.9 Durant, GOL 65 626 409 1782 27.4 James, LAL 49 496 246 1339 27.3 Embiid, PHL 56 500 458 1523 27.2 Leonard, TOR 49 464 312 1325 27.0 Antetokounmpo, MIL 63 622 417 1700 27.0 Davis, NOR 53 510 338 1405 26.5 Lillard, POR 66 567 395 1718 26.0 Beal, WAS 67 631 298 1729 25.8 Walker, CHA 67 586 294 1685 25.1 Booker, PHX 53 461 298 1331 25.1 Griffin, DET 64 545 358 1605 25.1 Towns, MIN 65 582 310 1599 24.6 LaVine, CHI 60 509 295 1426 23.8 Mitchell, UTA 62 529 256 1458 23.5 Irving, BOS 56 500 166 1309 23.4 Westbrook, OKC 59 512 249 1363 23.1 Thompson, GOL 63 548 118 1412 22.4

FG Percentage Gobert, UTA Jordan, NYK Capela, HOU Harrell, LAC McGee, LAL Adams, OKC Sabonis, IND Allen, BRO Ayton, PHX Antetokounmpo, MIL Rebounds Drummond, DET Embiid, PHL Jordan, NYK Gobert, UTA Antetokounmpo, MIL Capela, HOU Towns, MIN Davis, NOR Whiteside, MIA Vucevic, ORL Assists Westbrook, OKC Lowry, TOR James, LAL Simmons, PHL Young, ATL Holiday, NOR Jokic, DEN

FG 372 262 372 453 292 4 01 338 291 450 622 G OFF 63 322 56 140 62 204 66 249 63 144 52 242 65 222 53 166 57 217 67 186 G 59 56 49 67 68 67 65

FGA PCT 572 .650 406 .645 586 .635 733 .618 476 .613 663 .605 565 .598 493 .590 764 .589 1074 .579 DEF TOT AVG 642 964 15.3 619 759 13.6 628 832 13.4 594 843 12.8 648 792 12.6 408 650 12.5 573 795 12.2 479 645 12.2 473 690 12.1 618 804 12.0 AST AVG 617 10.5 507 9.1 392 8.0 527 7.9 532 7.8 518 7.7 493 7.6

Football champ Ladue takes aim at basketball title HOCHMAN • FROM B1

same year. In fact, it’s happened only seven times total in Missouri, and the only school on this side of the state to do it was St. Francis Borgia, which won both titles in 1993-94. “It would be overwhelming,” said guard Henry McIntosh, who was also the quarterback on the football team that won state last fall. “I owe everything to Ladue. They’ve grown me. … And when I’m surrounded by great players and a good community, it builds off that.” To get to the Final Four, the Rams had to first get through their own district. After the comeback win against Westminster, Ladue faced John Burroughs. Ladue led by two, late. How late? Like, five-secondsto-go late. But Burroughs’ Brandon Miller, one of the best athletes our area has seen, tied the game with a layup. In overtime, McIntosh tossed in a 3-pointer early, and Ladue held on to win the district. And then came the Jennings game. If you missed the recap in this newspaper — or in the video that filled Twitter feeds all over St. Louis — here’s what happened. Ladue trailed by four with 3.1 seconds left. Four! But Ladue’s star Jaylen Boyd was fouled. Boyd got two free throws, and after making the first he missed the second … and got his own rebound … and quickly dribbled behind the 3-point arc … and made the shot as the buzzer went off. Ladue won in overtime (incidentally, yes, this was the “craziest” of the wins). “You always look for teams that have something special, right?” said Ben Newman, a performance coach and motivational speaker who works with the Rams. “And this team, and I keep sharing this with them in all the messages, it’s heart. They just got this heart where they’re relentless. They won’t quit. And to me, it’s just it’s so fun to be around that energy.” In 2011, Newman was a successful mental performance coach outside of the sports world – author, too – but his old coach asked him to come back and speak to the boys. The Rams were playing a ranked Parkway Central team. After Newman’s speech, Ladue pulled off the upset. It crystallized the connection between his work with people

PHOTOS BY PAUL HALFACRE • sTLhighschoolsports.com

Ladue’s Moses Okpala grabs a rebound during a Class 4 quarterfinal game Saturday against St. Charles West at Francis Howell Central.

in business and in sports. Since then, Newman has worked with coach Nick Saban and Alabama, the Miami Dolphins, Cuonzo Martin and the Mizzou Tigers, UFC fighter Tyron Woodley and numerous athletes. But he continues to work with Ladue basketball, and he gave the squad a speech after practice Wednesday. “Give it everything you guys have — start visualizing that,” Newman told the team. “Looking on that court, knowing you left it all out there with your brothers.” And brothers is a beautiful word in this situation. Low-post player Moses Okpala of Nigeria moved in with Bryce Bussard’s family in eighth grade. Bussard’s parents, Kim and Gary, are Okpala’s legal guardians. When Okpala arrived in eighth grade, “I still remember when he walked around the corner and walked in with Kim,” coach Anderson said. “And I was like thinking, is this kid really an eighth grader? That’s my first thought. He was just the most kind, gentle, giant kid, even then. He was about 6-foot-6.” The kid didn’t know basketball. Looked the part. Didn’t know the game. Gary Bussard gave him a hardcourt crash course. Now the 6-foot-7 Okpala is a starting big man for a state Final Four team. Oh, and he’s going to play college football at Illinois. “He’s kind of our vocal leader,” Anderson said. “He just does a great job of distracting shots, blocking shots. He’s a good passer offensively, passing the ball very well for a big kid.” Along with Bussard, Okpala, Boyd and McIntosh, the fifth starter for Ladue is Evan Schneider, a tenacious low-post rebounder. “Whether we would have been in our position right now playing for a chance for a state championship — or losing in the second round of districts — I would say the same thing,” Anderson said. “This group is one of the more hardworking, focused groups that I’ve had. Just unselfish, no one cares who gets the credit. And that’s fun to watch.” Benjamin Hochman @hochman on Twitter bhochman@post-dispatch.com

Henry McIntosh of Ladue prepares to take a 3-point shot Saturday as the Rams reached the Final Four.


BASKETBALL

03.14.2019 • Thursday • M 2

Westbrook lifts Thunder past Nets

NBA STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Russell Westbrook scored 31 points in his 26th triple-double of the season, and the host Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-96 on Wednesday night. Westbrook added 12 rebounds and 11 assists for the 130th triple-double of his career. Paul George scored 25 points and Jerami Grant added 15 for the Thunder, who shot 49 percent in the second half. Oklahoma City has won three of four as it battles to secure home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 points and D’Angelo Russell added 14 points and seven assists for the Nets, who saw their four-game win streak snapped. The Nets led 52-42 at halftime behind 11 points from Dinwiddie. Westbrook scored 17 points in the first half to keep

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WESTERN CONFERENCE

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook celebrates after making a 3-pointer on the way to scoring 31 points in a 108-96 victory against the Nets on Wednesday night. ASSOCIATED PRESS

sT. LOuIs POsT-dIsPaTCh • B7

the Thunder in the game, but Oklahoma City shot just 35.6 percent from the field before the break. The Thunder quickly eliminated Brooklyn’s lead in the second half. Oklahoma City scored 20 points in the first 3:41 of the third quarter to take the lead. Oklahoma City dominated the fourth behind Westbrook’s all-around play. He hit a 3-pointer after a scramble to put the Thunder ahead 100-87 with 4:51 to go. He had seven points, five rebounds and five assists in the final period.

NOTEBOOK

Wade closing on record • The Heat’s Dwyane Wade had a first-quarter blocked shot against Detroit’s 7-foot-1 Thon Maker in Miami’s 108-74 win over Detroit on Wednesday night. It was the 879th block of Wade’s career, leaving him 14 shy of Michael Jordan’s all-time regular-season record for guards.

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Wednesday Oklahoma City 108, Brooklyn 96 Washington 100, Orlando 90 Atlanta 132, Memphis 111 Miami 108, Detroit 74 Golden State 106, Houston 104 Utah 114, Phoenix 97 Tuesday Indiana 103, New York 98 Philadelphia 106, Cleveland 99 LA Lakers 123, Chicago 107 Milwaukee 130, New Orleans 113 San Antonio 112, Dallas 105 Denver 133, Minnesota 107 Portland 125, LA Clippers 104 Thursday Cleveland at Orlando, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Indiana, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Boston, 6:30 p.m. LA Lakers at Toronto, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Utah, 8 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 9:30 p.m. Friday Charlotte at Washington, 6 p.m. LA Lakers at Detroit, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Miami, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 7 p.m. Portland at New Orleans, 7 p.m. New York at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at LA Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Saturday Atlanta at Boston, 11:30 a.m. Memphis at Washington, 6 p.m. Phoenix at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Oklahoma City, 7:30 p.m. Portland at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Utah, 8 p.m. Indiana at Denver, 8 p.m.

x-clinched playoff spot

NBA SUMMARIES Heat 108, Pistons 74

Hawks 132, Grizzlies 111

Thunder 108, Nets 96

Wizards 100, Magic 90

Warriors 106, Rockets 104

Jazz 114, Suns 97

Detroit: Brown 0-1 0-0 0, Griffin 4-9 3-4 13, Drummond 1-3 3-4 5, Jackson 3-15 2-2 8, Ellington 3-7 2-2 11, Mykhailiuk 0-2 0-0 0, Pachulia 2-4 0-0 4, Maker 3-7 2-6 8, Galloway 1-5 0-0 3, Smith 2-6 0-0 4, Thomas 1-5 0-0 2, Robinson III 3-4 0-0 6, Kennard 4-9 0-0 10. Totals 27-77 12-18 74. Miami: Richardson 5-10 1-2 13, Olynyk 2-4 5-5 9, Adebayo 3-3 4-4 10, Winslow 7-11 0-0 16, Waiters 5-12 0-2 14, Jones Jr. 3-7 1-2 8, Haslem 1-2 0-0 2, Anderson 0-1 0-0 0, Whiteside 6-12 1-1 13, Dragic 4-9 0-0 10, McGruder 1-4 0-0 2, Wade 2-9 7-8 11. Totals 39-84 19-24 108. Detroit 18 31 8 17 — 74 Miami 30 24 33 21 — 108 3PT: Detroit 8-37 (Ellington 3-7, Griffin 2-6, Kennard 2-6, Galloway 1-4, Mykhailiuk 0-1, Robinson III 0-1, Maker 0-1, Thomas 0-2, Smith 0-3, Jackson 0-6), Miami 11-28 (Waiters 4-8, Richardson 2-3, Winslow 2-4, Dragic 2-4, Jones Jr. 1-3, Haslem 0-1, Wade 0-1, Anderson 0-1, Olynyk 0-1, McGruder 0-2). Fouled out: Drummond. RB: Detroit 37 (Drummond 9), Miami 51 (Whiteside 11). AST: Detroit 20 (Kennard 4), Miami 22 (Richardson 5). Total fouls: Detroit 23, Miami 18. Tech: Detroit coach D. Casey, Jackson. A: 19,600 (19,600).

Memphis: Holiday 2-6 0-0 6, Rabb 0-5 4-4 4, Valanciunas 3-8 2-2 8, Conley 6-14 7-8 20, Bradley 2-8 1-1 5, Miles 11-16 3-4 33, Caboclo 1-2 0-0 3, Parsons 1-4 0-0 2, Noah 5-7 2-3 12, Wright 4-12 2-4 10, Dorsey 3-7 0-0 8. Totals 38-89 21-26 111. Atlanta: Prince 6-11 0-0 15, Collins 11-17 4-5 27, Dedmon 3-9 0-0 6, Young 8-12 3-3 22, Huerter 6-10 0-0 16, Bembry 1-3 0-0 2, Johnson 0-2 2-2 2, Len 8-13 2-4 20, Zeller 0-0 0-0 0, V.Carter 4-8 0-0 10, Bazemore 0-6 0-0 0, Adams 3-7 0-0 8, J.Anderson 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 52-103 11-14 132. Memphis 28 32 30 21 — 111 Atlanta 33 39 38 22 — 132 3-point goals: Memphis 14-40 (Miles 8-12, Dorsey 2-4, Holiday 2-6, Caboclo 1-2, Conley 1-6, Parsons 0-1, Rabb 0-2, Wright 0-3, Bradley 0-4), Atlanta 17-45 (Huerter 4-6, Young 3-5, Prince 3-6, V.Carter 2-4, Len 2-5, Adams 2-6, Collins 1-2, Bembry 0-1, J.Anderson 0-2, Dedmon 0-3, Bazemore 0-5). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Memphis 35 (Noah 8), Atlanta 51 (Collins 12). Assists: Memphis 28 (Conley, Wright 7), Atlanta 35 (Young 8). Total fouls: Memphis 17, Atlanta 26. A: 15,169 (18,118).

Brooklyn: Harris 4-8 2-2 13, Kurucs 3-9 1-4 8, Allen 3-4 2-2 8, Russell 6-18 0-0 14, Crabbe 3-9 0-0 8, Dudley 2-3 0-0 6, Davis 3-6 0-0 6, Dinwiddie 8-17 7-10 25, LeVert 3-10 1-1 8, Pinson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-84 13-19 96. Oklahoma City: George 9-18 4-4 25, Grant 5-14 3-4 15, Adams 6-12 1-2 13, Westbrook 12-23 3-5 31, Ferguson 0-3 2-2 2, Nader 0-3 2-2 2, Noel 3-5 0-0 6, Schroder 3-10 0-0 7, Felton 0-1 0-0 0, Burton 3-7 0-0 7. Totals 41-96 15-19 108. Brooklyn 27 25 26 18 — 96 Oklahoma City 19 23 38 28 — 108 3-point goals: Brooklyn 13-35 (Harris 3-6, Dudley 2-2, Dinwiddie 2-6, Crabbe 2-7, Russell 2-8, LeVert 1-2, Kurucs 1-4), Oklahoma City 11-28 (Westbrook 4-8, George 3-6, Grant 2-6, Burton 1-2, Schroder 1-4, Nader 0-1, Ferguson 0-1). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Brooklyn 43 (Davis 11), Oklahoma City 51 (Westbrook 12). Assists: Brooklyn 19 (Russell 7), Oklahoma City 21 (Westbrook 11). Total fouls: Brooklyn 18, Oklahoma City 20. A: 18,203 (18,203).

Orlando: Isaac 5-12 0-0 13, Gordon 4-13 2-2 13, Vucevic 9-17 2-2 20, Augustin 6-15 0-0 16, Fournier 3-9 0-0 8, Iwundu 1-2 0-0 2, Birch 2-7 3-4 7, Grant 2-2 0-0 4, Ross 3-13 1-1 7. Totals 35-90 8-9 90. Washington: Ariza 1-6 0-0 2, Green 1-5 5-6 8, Portis 3-11 0-0 6, Satoransky 1-8 0-0 2, Beal 10-22 1-2 23, Brown Jr. 3-7 0-0 6, Parker 9-12 0-2 19, Bryant 9-12 2-2 21, Randle 5-7 0-0 13. Totals 42-90 8-12 100. Orlando 28 25 21 16 — 90 Washington 29 32 15 24 — 100 3-point goals: Orlando 12-33 (Augustin 4-9, Gordon 3-6, Isaac 3-7, Fournier 2-5, Ross 0-6), Washington 8-27 (Randle 3-5, Beal 2-6, Bryant 1-2, Parker 1-2, Green 1-3, Ariza 0-2, Brown Jr. 0-2, Satoransky 0-2, Portis 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Orlando 49 (Vucevic 14), Washington 46 (Bryant 10). Assists: Orlando 26 (Augustin 7), Washington 20 (Satoransky, Beal 7). Total fouls: Orlando 15, Washington 13. A: 15,107 (20,356).

Golden State: Iguodala 1-4 0-0 3, D.Green 1-5 0-0 2, Cousins 11-16 4-4 27, Curry 8-20 5-5 24, Thompson 12-23 1-1 30, McKinnie 2-5 0-0 5, Bell 0-0 0-0 0, Looney 3-3 0-0 6, Livingston 1-4 0-0 2, Cook 3-3 0-0 7, Lee 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 42-85 10-10 106. Houston: Gordon 6-12 2-2 17, Tucker 1-7 0-0 3, Capela 6-9 1-2 13, Paul 7-12 8-8 24, Harden 10-23 7-9 29, Faried 1-2 1-2 3, Shumpert 2-6 0-0 4, G.Green 3-6 0-0 9, Rivers 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 37-78 19-23 104. Golden State 33 21 31 21 — 106 Houston 23 29 26 26 — 104 3-point goals: Golden State 12-32 (Thompson 5-10, Curry 3-9, Cook 1-1, McKinnie 1-2, Cousins 1-2, Iguodala 1-4, D.Green 0-2, Lee 0-2), Houston 11-41 (G.Green 3-5, Gordon 3-7, Paul 2-6, Harden 2-12, Tucker 1-7, Faried 0-1, Shumpert 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Golden State 44 (Cousins 8), Houston 31 (Capela 13). Assists: Golden State 28 (Cousins 7), Houston 18 (Harden 10). Total fouls: Golden State 20, Houston 16. Technicals: Houston coach Rockets (Defensive three second). A: 18,122 (18,500).

Utah: Ingles 6-9 0-0 15, Favors 8-14 1-2 18, Gobert 6-9 6-11 18, Rubio 1-7 4-5 6, Mitchell 10-18 2-2 26, Sefolosha 2-5 2-2 7, Crowder 4-12 3-3 12, Udoh 1-1 0-0 2, Niang 0-1 0-0 0, Exum 0-1 0-0 0, Neto 0-3 0-0 0, Korver 2-6 0-0 6, O’Neale 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 42-89 18-25 114. Phoenix: Oubre Jr. 8-15 2-4 18, Bender 1-1 0-0 3, Ayton 1-9 0-0 2, Johnson 4-10 4-4 15, Booker 9-20 7-9 27, Bridges 1-5 0-0 2, Jackson 4-10 0-0 9, Holmes 3-6 5-6 11, Okobo 0-0 0-0 0, Daniels 3-3 0-0 6, Crawford 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 36-82 18-23 97. Utah 25 28 25 36 — 114 Phoenix 27 16 32 22 — 97 3-point goals: Utah 12-33 (Mitchell 4-6, Ingles 3-5, Korver 2-5, Sefolosha 1-3, Favors 1-3, Crowder 1-6, Exum 0-1, Neto 0-1, O’Neale 0-1, Rubio 0-2), Phoenix 7-19 (Johnson 3-6, Booker 2-4, Bender 1-1, Jackson 1-2, Crawford 0-1, Bridges 0-2, Oubre Jr. 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Utah 51 (Gobert 20), Phoenix 35 (Ayton 9). Assists: Utah 30 (Favors 7), Phoenix 21 (Booker 6). Total fouls: Utah 22, Phoenix 20. Technicals: Oubre Jr.. A: 18,055 (18,422).

Football champ Ladue takes aim at basketball title HOCHMAN • FROM B1

same school year. In fact, it’s happened only seven times total in Missouri, and the only school on this side of the state to do it was St. Francis Borgia, which won both titles in 1993-94. “It would be overwhelming,” said guard Henry McIntosh, who was also the quarterback on the football team that won state last fall. “I owe everything to Ladue. They’ve grown me. … And when I’m surrounded by great players and a good community, it builds off that.” To get to the Final Four, the Rams had to first get through their own district. After the comeback win against Westminster, Ladue faced John Burroughs. Ladue led by two, late. How late? Like, five-secondsto-go late. But Burroughs’ Brandon Miller, one of the best athletes our area has seen, tied the game with a layup. In overtime, McIntosh tossed in a 3-pointer early, and Ladue held on to win the district. And then came the Jennings game. If you missed the recap in this newspaper — or in the video that filled Twitter feeds all over St. Louis — here’s what happened. Ladue trailed by four with 3.1 seconds left. Four! But Ladue’s star Jaylen Boyd was fouled. Boyd got two free throws, and after making the first he missed the second … and got his own rebound … and quickly dribbled behind the 3-point arc … and made the shot as the buzzer went off. Ladue won in overtime (incidentally, yes, this was the “craziest” of the wins). “You always look for teams that have something special, right?” said Ben Newman, a performance coach and motivational speaker who works with the Rams. “And this team, and I keep sharing this with them in all the messages, it’s heart. They just got this heart where they’re relentless. They won’t quit. And to me, it’s just it’s so fun to be around that energy.” In 2011, Newman was a successful mental performance coach outside of the sports world – author, too – but his old coach asked him to come back and speak to the boys. The Rams were playing a ranked Parkway Central team. After Newman’s speech, Ladue pulled off the upset. It crystallized the connection between his work with people

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Ladue’s Moses Okpala grabs a rebound during a Class 4 quarterfinal game Saturday against St. Charles West at Francis Howell Central.

in business and in sports. Since then, Newman has worked with coach Nick Saban and Alabama, the Miami Dolphins, Cuonzo Martin and the Mizzou Tigers, UFC fighter Tyron Woodley and numerous athletes. But he continues to work with Ladue basketball, and he gave the squad a speech after practice Wednesday. “Give it everything you guys have — start visualizing that,” Newman told the team. “Looking on that court, knowing you left it all out there with your brothers.” And brothers is a beautiful word in this situation. Low-post player Moses Okpala of Nigeria moved in with Bryce Bussard’s family in eighth grade. Bussard’s parents, Kim and Gary, are Okpala’s legal guardians. When Okpala arrived in eighth grade, “I still remember when he walked around the corner and walked in with Kim,” coach Anderson said. “And I was like thinking, is this kid really an eighth grader? That’s my first thought. He was just the most kind, gentle, giant kid, even then. He was about 6-foot-6.” The kid didn’t know basketball. Looked the part. Didn’t know the game. Gary Bussard gave him a hardcourt crash course. Now the 6-foot-7 Okpala is a starting big man for a state Final Four team. Oh, and he’s going to play college football at Illinois. “He’s kind of our vocal leader,” Anderson said. “He just does a great job of distracting shots, blocking shots. He’s a good passer offensively, passing the ball very well for a big kid.” Along with Bussard, Okpala, Boyd and McIntosh, the fifth starter for Ladue is Evan Schneider, a tenacious low-post rebounder. “Whether we would have been in our position right now playing for a chance for a state championship — or losing in the second round of districts — I would say the same thing,” Anderson said. “This group is one of the more hardworking, focused groups that I’ve had. Just unselfish, no one cares who gets the credit. And that’s fun to watch.” Benjamin Hochman @hochman on Twitter bhochman@post-dispatch.com

Henry McIntosh of Ladue prepares to take a 3-point shot Saturday as the Rams reached the Final Four.


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BASEBALL • SEASON PREVIEW ATHLETES OF THE WEEK Jaylen Boyd Ladue basketball A 6-foot-1 junior point guard, Boyd has helped the Rams advance to their first state semifinal appearance. He led the way in a 54-40 win over St. Charles West in a Class 4 state quarterfinal contest, scoring a team-high 16 points to go along with five rebounds and four assists. The Rams floor general was coming off a big performance in a three-point win sectional victory over Jennings, finishing with a 16 points, six rebounds and three assists. A two-year starter and a first-team all-conference and all-district selection this season, Boyd is averaging a team-high 12.9 points and 2.6 assists to go along with 3.5 rebounds. Kiki Britzmann Incarnate Word basketball A 6-foot senior guard, Britzmann has the led twotime defending Class 4 state champion Red Knights back to the state semifinals for the 10th consecutive season. Incarnate Word avenged losses to Parkway North in the last two meetings between the teams with a 60-52 quarterfinal win and Britzmann led the way with 20 points and seven rebounds. The Red Knights started fast, forging a 20-11 lead at the end of the first quarter behind eight points from Britzmann, who reached the plateau of 1,000 career points. Britzmann, who missed last season with a torn ACL, leads the team in scoring (13.5) and is second in rebounding (5.5). She has signed with Belmont University. Yuri Collins St. Mary’s basketball A 5-foot-10 senior guard and St. Louis University signee, Collins had consecutive 30-point games to send the Dragons to their first state semifinal. In a 68-62 Class 4 quarterfinal win over Cape Central, Collins poured in 31 points, dished out 10 assists and grabbed eight rebounds. He was coming off a 37-point, 11-assist performance in a 95-46 win over Hillsboro in the sectional round. The co-AAA Large player of the year this season, St. Mary’s career assists and steals leader and a 1,000-point scorer, Collins leads the area in assists (7.3) and is among the leaders in scoring (22.1), free-throw percentage (79), and steals (3.1). Caleb Love CBC basketball A 6-foot-3 junior guard, Love burned the nets for a game-high 30 points to lead the Cadets to a 69-56 win over Mehlville in a Class 5 state quarterfinal. Love buried three 3-pointers in the first quarter to jump start the Cadets, who broke out to a 21-7 lead after the first eight minutes. He connected on 9 of 15 shots from the field and finished with five rebounds, four assists and four steals. Love had 16 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals in a sectional win over Eureka. Overall, Love is averaging a team-high 18.9 points to go along with 4.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and two steals. Mario McKinney Vashon basketball A 6-foot-2 senior guard, McKinney helped the Wolverines to the Class 3 state championship with a 69-59 win over Springfield Catholic. McKinney had 23 points and seven rebounds as Vashon captured its third title in four years and its 11th overall. The Mizzoubound McKinney, who hit on 9 of 13 shots from the field, claimed the third state title of his fouryear career. McKinney vaulted the Wolverines in to the final with a big performance (26 points, 8 rebounds, 5 steals) in a 70-47 semifinal win over Charleston. For the season, McKinney averaged 16 points, six rebounds and four assists. Richard Robinson East St. Louis basketball A 6-foot-7 senior forward, Robinson had season highs with 24 points and 16 rebounds as the Flyers defeated Mascoutah 77-60 in the Class 3A Mascoutah Sectional final. It’s the Flyers’ first sectional title since 2012. Robinson was 7-for-12 from the field and chipped in with two 3-pointers. It was a breakout game for Robinson, who had totaled 14 points in his previous three games. A secondteam all-Southwestern Conference selection as a junior, Robinson is averaging 6.9 points, six rebounds and 2.2 blocks. Rayn Tally Miller Career basketball A 5-foot-6 junior combo guard, Tally came up big in a Class 4 quarterfinal to lead the Phoenix, who finished fourth in state last season, back to the state semifinals. Tally finished with a game-high with 23 points to lead Miller Career to a 54-48 quarterfinal win over Cape Notre Dame. She scored eight points in the second quarter for a 24-17 halftime advantage and scored seven more points in the third as the Phoenix held a 37-25 lead heading into the fourth. Tally then helped secure the victory with a big steal with 25 seconds left. Tally, who became a starter in the third game of the season, is averaging 7.9 points, 2.7 assists and 2.5 steals. Compiled by Paul Kopsky based off stats reported to STLhighschoolsports.com. Please send nominations to pkopsky@stltoday.com by noon each Monday.

SPOTLIGHT

GONE FISCHIN’

Valley Park seeks another deep postseason run behind Rausch BY STEVE OVERBEY STLhighschoolsports.com

Fischer Rausch cut loose with the hardest pitch of his life. The Valley Park High right-hander watched as the opposing hitter came up empty for another in a series of strikeouts during a summer tournament in Kansas City just 20 months ago. Rausch quickly glanced at the scoreboard, where he noticed a posting of 86 miles per hour on his previous offering. The light bulb came on immediately. “I thought to myself, ‘That’s pretty good, maybe I can go somewhere with this,’ “ he recalled. That was a moment that changed his life. The realization Rausch could have a bright future in the sport he loved changed his entire attitude. From that point on, the 6-foot-4, 230-pounder has put every ounce of energy and focus into sharpening his skills. “I’m not saying I didn’t take it seriously before,” Rausch said. “But I started to understand that I could be in a good position if I just kept working hard and going after it.” Rausch, now a senior, enters this campaign as one of the top pitchers in the area. His rapid rise over the past few years makes him and the Hawks serious Class 3 state title contenders. “I still feel he’s just scratching the surface,” Valley Park coach Dave Fleer said. “When you throw as hard as he does, especially with the way he comes over the top, there’s a lot of upside.” That summer performance for his club team, the St. Louis Recruits, added more fuel to Rausch’s already intense fire. He immediately starting hitting the weight room and working out with a sense of urgency. By the time last year’s high school season rolled around, Rausch had pushed this velocity to 89 mph. Just recently in a preseason workout, he scorched the radar gun with an eyepopping heater that reached 93.8. “He’s just taken off,” said Valley Park senior Braden Spawr, who catches Rausch on the high school and club level. “It’s about hard work and wanting something. Ever since that game,

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Senior pitcher Fischer Rausch hopes to deliver another standout season on the mound for the Valley Park baseball team, which has been to the Class 3 semifinals and quarterfinals the last two seasons.

he’s been determined to get better every single day.” Rausch also played soccer and basketball at Valley Park, but he recently gave up those sports to concentrate on baseball. “I’ve always been comfortable on the baseball field,” Rausch said. “But last year, picking up (velocity), it made me have a lot more fun and enjoy the game.” Rausch spent his first two high school seasons as a reliever and spot starter. He played third base and shortstop when he wasn’t pitching. Last spring, he compiled a 7-0 mark in nine starts with a 0.48 ERA as the No. 2 starter behind ace Austin Schmitt, who now plays NCAA Division I baseball at the University of Louisiana Monroe. This time around, Rausch will take over the top dog role for a team Fleer said might be even better than the 2017 squad, which finished second in Class 3. The Hawks reached the Class 3 quarterfinals last season. “I think we’re all expecting big things,” Rausch said. “That makes us even more excited about this season.” Rausch has a combined 14-1 record in his three seasons at Valley Park with a 1.59 ERA. He has struck out 187 bat-

PRESEASON AREA RANKINGS LARGE SCHOOLS Rank, school 1. Vianney 2. Lindbergh 3. Lafayette 4. Triad 5. De Smet 6. O’Fallon 7. Belleville East 8. CBC 9. Edwardsville 10. Fort Zumwalt North SMALL SCHOOLS Rank, school 1. Westminster 2. Valmeyer 3. St. Mary’s 4. Lutheran South 5. Columbia 6. Valley Park 7. Alton Marquette 8. Lutheran St. Charles 9. St. Louis Patriots 10. St. Pius X

ters over 92 innings, including 98 punchouts in 44 innings last spring His breakout junior year caught the eye of numerous college coaches. Rausch signed with Southeast Missouri State University in November. In addition to his pitching prowess, Rausch is a video game aficionado. He excels at Fortnite and recently record a 20-elimination solo win, a feat that makes him as happy as his increased fastball speed. “It’s his escape,” says Scott Rausch, Fischer’s father. “He works hard. He earns it.” Fischer says he usually spends a couple hours of gaming a day as a method of winding down. “I’m a competitive person and (Fortnite) brings it out in me,” Fischer said. Fischer bean playing baseball at the age of 5 and has been a part of the St. Louis Recruits program for almost eight years. He credits Todd Stein, a former standout at Maryville University, for his rapid development. For now, Rausch is concentrating on going out with a bang. He and Spawr have played together almost their entire life and the duo feels another final four berth is in the works. “That would be a perfect final year (of high school),” Rausch said.

PLAYERS TO WATCH C • Jimmy Obertop, senior, Westminster Helped Wildcats to 29-win season before falling in Class 4 quarterfinals. Michigan commit was one of the best offensive threats in the area with a .456 batting average, 42 RBI and nine home runs. The All-Metro second-team catcher led Wildcats with .911 slugging percentage and .592 on-base percentage.

Last year 37-2 19-12 16-10 29-13 22-9 35-4-1 21-16 17-14-1 26-10 18-11

INF • Matt Schark, junior, Francis Howell Two-sport star, who will play for a Class 5 basketball state championship this weekend, led Vikings on the diamond last season with a .509 slugging percentage. Also had team highs in RBI (24), hits (39), doubles (7) and home runs (2).

Last year 29-3 31-10 18-11 23-9 30-4 22-9 20-10 19-10 24-9 19-3

P • Ryan Waller, senior, Lindbergh Helped Flyers to a district championship and pitched a no-hitter in the sectional game against Jackson but was tagged with a hard-luck loss. The Maryville commit led Lindbergh with nine victories and 51 strikeouts and had a 1.18 ERA in 59 1/3 innings pitched. INF • Drake Westcott, junior, Edwardsville The left-handed power hitter and Louisville commit led the Tigers in home runs (7), RBI (34) and batting average (.510). The returning All-Metro first-team infielder had an area-high 34 walks and was among area leaders with his .896 slugging percentage.

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P • Shane Wilhelm, senior, Columbia The University of Missouri signee helped Eagles to a 27-game winning streak last season on the way to a sectional final appearance. Wilhelm had a team-high 63 strikeouts in addition to a 2.98 ERA in 44 2/3 innings pitched.

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THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE BASEBALL

METRO EAST KICKOFF CLASSIC At Tom Pile Field, Edwardsville Freeburg vs. Champaign Central, 2:30 p.m. Mater Dei vs. Pleasant Plains, 4:45 p.m. Breese Central vs. Pleasant Plains, 7 p.m. At GCS Ballpark Oswego vs. Mount Vernon, 1 p.m. Althoff vs. Teutopolis, 4 p.m. Mount Carmel vs. Edwardsville, 7 p.m. At Blazier Field, O’Fallon Carbondale vs. Columbia, 4:30 p.m. Oswego vs. O’Fallon (1-0), 7 p.m. At SIU Edwardsville Mount Zion vs. Triad, 5:30 p.m. Chatham Glenwood vs. Alton, 7:45 p.m. OTHER GAMES Carlyle at Mascoutah, 4:15 p.m. Wood River (0-1) at Roxana (1-0), 4:15 p.m. Alton Marquette (1-1) at Granite City, 4:30 p.m. Steeleville at Valmeyer (0-2), 4:30 p.m. Marissa at Red Bud (1-0), 4:30 p.m. Carlinville at Carrollton, 4:30 p.m. Wesclin at Greenville (1-0), 4:30 p.m.

SOFTBALL

Triad (1-0) at Belleville East, 4:15 p.m. Edwardsville at Staunton, 4:15 p.m. Wood River (1-0) at Wesclin, 4:30 p.m. Steeleville at Valmeyer, 4:30 p.m. Bunker Hill at Dupo, 4:30 p.m. Marissa at Red Bud, 4:30 p.m. New Athens at Lebanon, 4:30 p.m. Carlinville at Carrollton, 4:30 p.m. Jerseyville at Piasa Southwestern, 4:30 p.m. Mascoutah at Collinsville, 4:30 p.m.

GIRLS SOCCER

METRO CUP At Althoff Waterloo (0-1-1) vs. Alton Marquette (0-2), 5:30 p.m. Belleville West (1-0-1) at Althoff (2-0), 7:30 p.m. At Columbia Triad (1-1) vs. Springfield (0-1), 5:30 p.m. Edwardsville (1-1) at Columbia (1-0), 7:30 p.m. OTHER GAMES Wood River at Greenville (0-1), 4:30 p.m. Carlinville at North Mac, 4:30 p.m. Collinsville (0-1) at Chatham Glenwood, 6 p.m.

BOYS LACROSSE

CBC (0-2) at MICDS (3-0), 5 p.m. Hazelwood Central vs. Webster Groves (0-3), at Moss Field, 5:30 p.m. Kirkwood (0-1) at Vianney (2-0), 7:30 p.m.

BOYS TENNIS

Waterloo at Roxana, 4 p.m.

WATER POLO

Lafayette at Hinsdale South, 4 p.m. Chaminade (0-1) at MICDS, 4:30 p.m. Lindbergh (1-0) at Buffalo Grove, 5:30 p.m. Marquette at Parkway North, 5:30 p.m. CBC at Pattonville, 5:30 p.m. Parkway Central (1-0) at Parkway South, 5:30 p.m.

TRACK AND FIELD

GRANITE CITY INVITATIONAL, 4 p.m. Teams: Granite City, Highland, Mascoutah, Metro-East Lutheran

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MID-STATES CHALLENGE CUP HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP • SLUH 3, DE SMET 2 (2OT)

Junior Bills win thriller for repeat title

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Martin Lyons wasn’t sure. The SLUH winger did not know if he tipped in Jack Hazelton’s drive from point. Or not. But one thing was certain. “We won and that’s all that counts,” Lyons said. The Junior Bills captured their second successive Mid-States Club Hockey Association Challenge Cup title with a nailbiting 3-2 win over De Smet in double overtime Wednesday at Enterprise Center. Replays showed Lyons did indeed deflect the shot 69 seconds into the second of two 10-minute sudden sessions. SLUH (23-3-2) claimed its third overall title to go with a crown in 2013. The goal capped off a thrilling battle between rivals. Junior Patrick Simoncic scored twice for the winners and goalie Brendan Rasch made a handful of highlight-reel stops. Jack Estes and Jacob Kausch scored for De Smet (19-7-3), which has won 14 overall Mid-States championships. Hazelton unleashed a wicked drive that made its way through traffic and off the stick of Lyons. “I saw a little lane and I let it go,” Lyons said. Both teams had legitimate scoring chances in the first extra session, but Rasch and De Smet goalie Jakub Dobes turned in a one huge save after another. Simoncic scored his 14th and 15th goals of the season coming off a two-goal effort against Kirkwood in the semifinals. “This is the best day of my life,” Simoncic roared to no one in particular while skating around the ice with championship trophy.

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The SLUH players, cheerleaders and coaches celebrate their victory in the championship game of the Challenge Cup played Wednesday at Enterprise Center. The Junior Billikens beat De Smet 3-2 in double overtime.

The Jr. Bills had only six players in the lineup who played in last year’s 4-0 win over De Smet in the title contest. That made it extra special for SLUH coach Jack Behan. “It’s a great accomplishment,” Behan said. De Smet tied the game 2-2 on a deflec-

tion by Kausch with 10 minutes and 11 seconds left in the third period. Carson Wilhelm set up the tally with a perfect pass. Simoncic broke a scoreless tie by whipping a wrister past Dobes midway through the first period. He then snapped a 1-1 tie in similar

fashion late in the second period. SLUH outshot De Smet 25-20, but both teams took turns grabbing the momentum This is just the third top-tier overtime final in the 48-year history of the event. “This is like a dream for all of us,” Lyons said. “What a game, what a finish.”

BOYS BASKETBALL • CLASS 4 STATE TOURNAMENT SPOTLIGHT

AGONY TO ECSTASY

St. Mary’s earns first state berth year after heartbreak BY DAVID KVIDAHL sTLhighschoolsports.com

Donavan Parker was as good as buried. So were Sofora Rasas, Noah Hamilton, Wunya Brown and the rest of the St. Mary’s basketball team. A year after the Dragons made the longest playoff run in school history with a loaded senior class, their replacements were afterthoughts. The sky-high expectations the class of 2018 carried died with them. The St. Mary’s gym rocked throughout last winter with a jam-packed grandstand. When it beat two-time defending Class 4 champion Vashon in a sectional, St. Mary’s was crowned next. Four days later it all fell apart in a 76-50 loss to Sikeston in the quarterfinals. The Bulldogs went on to the state semifinals. The Dragons were left to wonder just how talented a team it would take to break through to the school’s first state appearance. It certainly wouldn’t be this year, not after graduating nearly all of its scoring, rebounding and experience. The new-look Dragons had none of the pedigree of their former teammates. Any hope of carrying the torch for the program that went 27-4 and made the school’s first quarterfinal dissipated with a 3-5 start as the newcomers learned the varsity ropes. “We were playing with first-year players,” St. Mary’s coach Bryan Turner said. “It was, in essence, a JV team.” Yet through the haze of inexperience and defeat, Turner saw something. He saw it in the locker room. He saw it at practice. He saw it early and he and his coaching staff nurtured it. “When we picked this team, I needed guys that would be locker room guys that could fight through losses,” Turner said. “We knew it was going to be hard, can you withstand that adversity early? I think it developed character in these guys. They feel like they’ve been through everything.” And now they’re headed where no St. Mary’s team has been before in the school’s 87 years. A year after they were supposed to arrive, the Dragons will make their state semifinal debut against Ladue at noon Friday at JQH Arena on the campus of Missouri State University. The winner will play either Grandview or LoganRogersville for the state championship at 2:40 p.m. Saturday. St. Mary’s (17-12) made its historical run in a season that could have been defined by adversity but instead rewarded its faith. The Dragons had an ace up their sleeve as the losses mounted early. They had one of the best players in the state resting, recovering and preparing to show what he was capable of when fully healthy. Yuri Collins is that dude. A senior point guard and St. Louis U. recruit, Collins had surgery in July to address a balky left shoulder that would dislocate when pushed too far. The 5-foot-10 Collins played his entire junior season with a large brace to protect it but had to adjust what he could and could not do. “Last year with the dislocated shoulder it limited me to do certain things. Going to the hole, I couldn’t finish with the left as much. If I extended too far it’d pop out,” Collins said. “Now that I got the surgery I can extend as far as I want to. I don’t have 100 percent full motion, but I have enough of it to do I want to do.” What Collins has done is everything Turner hoped he would and then some. A dynamic ball handler, passer, defender and scorer, Collins was indispensable with one good shoulder. With the full arsenal of his abilities, he’s turned the Dragons from afterthoughts

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS HOCKEY

MID-STATES CHALLENGE CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SLUH 3, De Smet 2 S: Patrick Simoncic 2, Martin Lyons D: Jack Estes, Jacob Kausch WICKENHEISER CUP CHAMPIONSHIP Lafayette 4, Duchesne 2 L: Patrick Johnson, James Vermeersch, Davis Rigg, Sam Rubenstein D: Derek Cagle, Vincent Conti

BASEBALL

F.McGvney 000 010 2 3 6 2 Roxana 205 002 0 9 6 2 W-Gavin Huffman. L-Nate Dammerich. A. Marquette001 000 0 O’Fallon 102 000 0 W-Vonner Panek. L-S. Cogan.

1 4 0 3 4 0

GIRLS SOCCER

METRO CUP-ADIDAS BRACKET - POOL D Rochester 1, Highland 0 METRO CUP-NIKE BRACKET - POOL B Columbia 4, Springfield 0 C: Chloe Graff 2, Mary Gasaway, Haley Glover METRO CUP-ADIDAS BRACKET - POOL A O’Fallon 7, Carbondale 0 O: Aubrey Mister 3, Makayla Best 2, Anna Chor, Sidney Christopher ; shutout by Sarah Cooley

WATER POLO

JohnBurroughs 11, Summit 7 J: Matthew Lorberg 5, Jan Kasal 2, Michael Tu 2, John Woodruff, Ann Zhang S: Ryan Speckman 2, Dorian Piel 2, Ryan Carns, Noah Roberts, Zachary Swayne Pky. West 19, CBC 4 P: Clark Griffin 5, Ryan Mendonsa 3, Jonathan Budiman 3, Alex Nozka 3, Walker Piles 2, Alex Fuss, James Wachter, Ben Smola Lindbergh 18, Lafayette 5 Li: Will Doyle 3, Caleb Huttenmeyer 3, Sam Hunter 2, Preston Pinkston 2, Gretchen Hof, Gabe Martinez, Patrick Akins, Brendan Bavlsik, Matt Deutschmann, Toby Hosner, Emily Natsch, Madigan White

POSTSEASON TOURNAMENTS ILLINOIS BOYS BASKETBALL

PAUL KOPSKY • sTLhighschoolsports.com

Donavan Parker and the St. Mary’s basketball team had reason to celebrate Saturday after earning the program’s first trip to the state semifinals. The Dragons face Ladue at noon Friday in a Class 4 semifinal at JQH Arena in Springfield.

into contenders. “He’s a true point guard. A lot of kids at this level love to score, but he’s a true point guard. He can dominate a game without even scoring,” Turner said. “If you’re going to double team him he’s going to find somebody and that’s when he’s at his best. If you’re not, he’s at an ability right now where he’s scoring the ball and shooting at a high level. He commands so much attention out there.” Collins didn’t draw much attention when he made his debut Dec. 21 against North Catholic out of Pittsburgh at the Marianist Basketball Classic at St. Vincent-St. Mary’s in Akron, Ohio. North Catholic had film from the Dragons’ first eight games with no Collins and figured it knew what it was in for. It did not. Collins finished with 33 points and seven assists. He hit a halfcourt buzzer-beater to send the game into overtime and then dominated the extra time as St. Mary’s won 83-78. Since Collins returned, the Dragons are 14-7. They won the consolation bracket at the Carbondale Holiday Tournament, stunned Chaminade at home 68-62 and are currently riding a seven-game win streak. With its point guard in place, all of St. Mary’s pieces fit. “His leadership and talent holds us all accountable,” Parker said. “Without him there was a missing piece that was visible. Since his return he was a jolt of energy.” Even with Collins the Dragons were still

counted out. They had to beat a good Hillsboro team in the sectional round, and that was not going to be easy. At least it wasn’t supposed to be, but the Dragons rolled to a 95-46 win anyway. Cape Central would be their undoing. Among the top two teams in Class 4 all season, Cape Central would be the team to end the Dragons’ dream season — until it wasn’t. Behind Collins’ heady play and some outstanding defensive work by Parker who put his 7-foot wingspan to use for nine blocks, St. Mary’s won that quarterfinal showdown 6862. “My talk going into the season was to motivate these guys to make an attempt to get back to the same game. I seemed a little crazy at the start,” Turner said. “I looked at the landscape, with the schedule we put together by the time we get to the districts we’d be battle tested to make a run.” At every turn St. Mary’s has been counted out only to rise again and remain in the championship hunt. The players heard the chatter in the winter. They could see it in the gym when the grandstand wasn’t filled like last year. All of it was turned into fuel. “That’s kind of a chip on our shoulder we’ve had all year. Coach has been harping on how people have thrown dirt on our name all year,” Parker said. “There was less pressure on us to do well. We went out there, played our game and it got us here.” A place no one outside their own locker room thought they’d reach.

— CLASS 4A SUPER-SECTIONAL At Normal Belleville West 72, Bolingbrook 60 — CLASS 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP At Carver Arena, Peoria Semifinals, Friday Evanston vs. Rockford East, 5:30 p.m. Belleville West vs. Chicago Curie, 7:15 p.m. Saturday’s Games Third place, 5:30 p.m. Championship, 7:15 p.m. — CLASS 3A SUPER-SECTIONAL At Bank of Springfield Center East St. Louis 56, Springfield Southeast 52 — CLASS 3A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP At Carver Arena, Peoria Semifinals, Friday DePaul College Prep vs. Chicago Bogan, 11 a.m. East St. Louis vs. Peoria Manual, 1 p.m. Saturday’s Games Third place, 11 a.m. Championship, 1 p.m.

MISSOURI BOYS BASKETBALL

— CLASS 5 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP At Hammons Student Center, Springfield Semifinals, Friday CBC vs. Francis Howell, 3:30 p.m. Rock Bridge vs. Lee’s Summit North, 5:15 p.m. Saturday’s games At JQH Arena, Springfield Third place, 11 a.m. Championship, 6:20 p.m. — CLASS 4 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP At JQH Arena, Springfield Semifinals, Friday St. Mary’s vs. Ladue, noon Logan-Rogersville vs. Grandview K.C, 1:45 p.m. Saturday’s Games At Hammons Student Center, Springfield Third place, 11 a.m. At JQH Arena, Springfield Championship, 2:40 p.m.

MISSOURI GIRLS BASKETBALL

— CLASS 5 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP At Hammons Student Center, Springfield Semifinals, Friday Parkway Central vs. Jefferson City, noon Republic vs. Noth KC, 1:45 p.m. Saturday’s games At JQH Arena, Springfield Third place, 12:50 p.m. Championship, 8:10 p.m. — CLASS 4 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP At JQH Arena, Springfield Semifinals, Friday Miller Career vs. Incarnate Word, 3:30 p.m. Logan-Rogersville vs. Lincoln Prep, 5:15 p.m. Saturday’s games At Hammons Student Center, Springfield Third place, 12:50 p.m. At JQH Arena, Springfield Championship, 4:30 p.m.


SPORTS

B10 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

M 1 • THUrSDAy • 03.14.2019

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BOXING REPORT: In the IBF welterweight title fight on Saturday at Arlington, Texas, Errol Spence Jr. is -$340 vs. Mikey Garcia at +$280. NBA Favorite Points Underdog MAGIC 8.5 Cavaliers PACERS PK Thunder CELTICS 7.5 Kings RAPTORS 10 Lakers 7.5 T’Wolves JAZZ 11 Mavericks NUGGETS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Points Underdog Favorite Big East Conference Tournament Madison Square Garden, New York Villanova NL Providence Creighton 2.5 Xavier Marquette NL ST. JOHN’S/DePaul Seton Hall 2.5 Georgetown Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Brooklyn, New York Rhode Island 5 LaSalle George Mason 8 George Wash St. Joseph’s 1.5 Duquesne Saint Louis 5 Richmond Mid American Conference Tournament Cleveland, Ohio Buffalo 9 Akron Kent St 1 C Michigan Toledo 6.5 No Illinois Ball St PK Bowling Green Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament Charlotte, North Carolina Virginia 10.5 NC State Virginia Tech 1 Florida St N Carolina NL Louisville Duke NL Syracuse Big Ten Conference Tournament Chicago Indiana 1.5 Ohio St Maryland NL Nebraska Penn St 2 Minnesota Iowa NL Illinois Big 12 Conference Tournament Kansas City Iowa St 3 Baylor Kansas St NL Tcu Texas Tech NL West Virginia Kansas 3 Texas American Athletic Conference Tourn. Memphis, Tennessee Connecticut 1 S Florida MEMPHIS 17 Tulane Smu 1.5 Tulsa 11 E Carolina Wichita St Southeastern Conference Tournament Nashville Florida 3 Arkansas Auburn NL Missouri Mississippi 2.5 Alabama Mississippi St NL Texas A&M Pacific 12 Conference Tournament Las Vegas Washington 5.5 Usc Oregon St NL Colorado Arizona St NL Ucla Utah NL Oregon/Wash St. Mountain West Conference Tournament Las Vegas Nevada 12 Boise St UNLV 1 San Diego St Utah St NL New Mexico Fresno St NL Air Force Big West Conference Tournament Anaheim, CA Cal-Santa Barb 5 CS-Northridge 2.5 Cal-Davis CS-Fullerton Cal-Irvine 14 Cal-Riverside Hawaii 1.5 Long Beach St Sun Belt Conference Tournament New Orleans, LA UL-Lafayette 2.5 S Alabama UL-Monroe 1.5 Coastal Caro Conference USA Tournament Frisco, TX Old Dominion NL Louisiana Tech Utsa NL Uab W Kentucky NL North Texas Southern Miss NL Marshall Added Games Big Sky Conference Tournament Boise, Idaho Montana 8 Sacramento St Weber St 3.5 Portland St 7.5 Southern Utah No Colorado E Washington NL Montana St NHL Favorite Odds Underdog Penguins -$185/+$165 SABRES Capitals -$135/+$115 FLYERS ISLANDERS -$135/+$115 Canadiens Lightning -$380/+$320 RED WINGS Blues -$260/+$220 SENATORS JETS -$120/even Bruins -$120/even Stars WILD COYOTES -$140/+$120 Ducks SHARKS -$240/+$200 Panthers Predators -$200/+$170 KINGS Grand Salami: Over/under 61.5 goals. Home team in CAPS © 2019 Benjamin Eckstein

BASEBALL American League WHITE SOX — Optioned RHP Dylan Cease, OF Eloy Jimenez, RHP Jordan Stephens and C Seby Zavala to Charlotte (IL) and OF Micker Adolfo to Birmingham (SL). Reassigned C Zack Collins, RHPs Jimmy Lambert and Donn Roach and OF Luis Robert to their minor league camp. National League SAN DIEGO — Signed LHP Sammy Solis to minor league contract. WASHINGTON — Optioned RHP Austin Adams to Fresno (PCL). Reassigned INFs Luis Garcia, Matt Reynolds and Jacob Wilson; INF-OF Brandon Snyder and C Taylor Gushue to their minor league camp. FOOTBALL | NFL ARIZONA — Acquired OT Marcus Gilbert from Pittsburgh for a 2019 sixth-round (No. 207) draft pick. Released TE Jermaine Gresham. ATLANTA — Agreed to terms with G James Carpenter on a four-year contract and G Jamon Brown on a three-year contract. Released OT Ryan Schraeder. BALTIMORE — Signed RB Mark Ingram. Agreed to terms with S Earl Thomas. BUFFALO — Agreed to terms with C Mitch Morse, G Jon Feliciano, CB Kevin Johnson, WR John Brown, WR Cole Beasley, RB Frank Gore and OT Ty Nsekhe. CHICAGO — Signed OL Ted Larsen to a one-year contract. CINCINNATI — Re-signed LB Preston Brown to a three-year contract extension through 2021. CLEVELAND — Re-signed LB Ray-Ray Armstrong. DENVER BRONCOS — Agreed to terms with OT Ja’Wuan James on a four-year contract and DB Kareem Jackson on a three-year contract. Acquired QB Joe Flacco from Baltimore for a 2019 fourth-round (No. 113) draft pick. HOUSTON TEXANS — Signed S Tashaun Gipson. INDIANAPOLIS — Re-signed CB Chris Milton to a one-year contract. JACKSONVILLE — Agreed to terms with QB Nick Foles on a four-year contract and G A.J. Cann on a three-year contract. KANSAS CITY — Released S Eric Berry. LA CHARGERS — Agreed to terms with NT Brandon Mebane, LB Thomas Davis and QB Tyrod Taylor on two-year contracts. MIAMI — Released G Josh Sitton. MINNESOTA — Agreed to terms with LB Anthony Barr and DT Shamar Stephen. NEW ORLEANS — Agreed to terms with K Wil Lutz on a five-year contract extension through 2023. Agreed to terms with RB Latavius Murray on a four-year contract. NY GIANTS — Traded WR Odell Beckham Jr. and DE Olivier Vernon to Cleveland for S Jabrill Peppers, G Kevin Zeitler and 2019 first- (No. 17) and third-round (No. 95) draft picks. PHILADELPHIA — Acquired WR DeSean Jackson and 2020 seventh-round draft pick from Tampa bay for a 2019 sixth-round (No. 208) draft pick. Agreed to terms with DT Malik Jackson to a three-year contract. PITTSBURGH — Traded WR Antonio Brown to Oakland for a 2019 third- (No. 66) and fifth-round (No. 141) draft pick. Agreed to terms with P Jordan Berry and LB Anthony Chickillo on two-year contracts. Signed CB Steven Nelson to a three-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO — Signed LS Kyke Nelson to four-year contract. TAMPA BAY — Agreed to terms with RB Peyton Barber, LB Deone Bucannon and WR Breshad Perriman on one-year contracts and P Bradley Pinion on a four-year contract. Re-signed LB Kevin Minter and K Cairo Santos to one-year contracts. Released DT Mitch Unrein. TENNESSEE — Re-signed OT Kevin Pamphile to a one-year contract. WASHINGTON — Released LB Zach Brown and DL Stacy McGee. Acquired QB Case Keenum from Denver for a 2020 sixthround draft pick. Agreed to terms with S Landon Collins on a six-year contract. HOCKEY | NHL DETROIT — Signed D Brian Lashoff to a two-year contract extension. NY ISLANDERS — Returned G Christopher Gibson to Bridgeport (AHL). SOCCER National Women’s Soccer League SKY BLUE FC — Named Morgan Hofacker high performance coach and Christopher Ascari strength and conditioning coach. National Premier Soccer League BOSTON CITY FC — Loaned D Jeremy Pachter and Ms Samuel Deossa and Christopher Gilbert to Boston City FC academy (Brazil). COLLEGE AUBURN — Suspended men’s assistant basketball coach Ira Bowman indefinitely. DOANE — Named Dana Vote wrestling coach. TEXAS — Fired men’s tennis coach Michael Center.

Spring training stand

Champions League

Area scores

Box scores

(Home teams listed first)

Baseball Creighton 9, SLU 4

SEC TOURNAMENT

Softball UMSL 1, Washburn 0 UMSL 4, Washburn 1

FG FT Reb GEORGIA Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS 30 2-5 7-13 2-6 1 5 11 Claxton Ogbeide 29 4-9 4-7 1-8 0 3 12 Wilridge 24 1-3 0-2 0-3 1 2 2 34 8-11 7-8 1-6 0 3 26 Harris Jackson 26 1-6 0-0 1-4 5 5 2 24 0-7 0-0 0-1 0 2 0 Crump Fagan 16 1-3 0-0 0-3 1 1 2 Ngumezi 10 1-5 3-6 1-2 0 0 6 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Harrison Totals 200 18-49 21-36 6-33 8 23 61 Percentages: FG.367, FT.583. 3-point goals: 4-19, .211 (Harris 3-3, Ngumezi 1-2, Claxton 0-2, Wilridge 0-2, Jackson 0-4, Crump 0-6). Team rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 13 (10 PTS). Blocked shots: 9 (Claxton 6, Ogbeide 2, Jackson). Turnovers: 13 (Claxton 3, Crump 3, Harris 2, Wilridge 2, Jackson, Ngumezi, Ogbeide). Steals: 4 (Harris 2, Crump, Ogbeide). Technical fouls: None. FG FT Reb MISSOURI Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS 28 2-6 2-2 2-7 0 2 6 Puryear Tilmon 20 1-7 2-2 2-6 0 4 4 36 9-15 10-13 0-5 1 2 30 Geist Pickett 22 0-5 0-0 0-4 0 1 0 Pinson 23 4-7 6-6 0-3 1 4 15 36 0-5 4-4 1-2 1 4 4 Watson M.Smith 16 3-3 0-1 0-4 1 2 6 Nikko 14 3-5 0-1 1-3 0 4 6 3 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 Suggs Santos 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 200 22-53 24-29 7-35 4 24 71 Totals Percentages: FG.415, FT.828. 3-point goals: 3-11, .273 (Geist 2-4, Pinson 1-1, Pickett 0-1, Puryear 0-2, Watson 0-3). Team rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 11 (13 PTS). Blocked shots: 0. Turnovers: 11 (Geist 2, Pickett 2, Watson 2, M.Smith, Pinson, Puryear, Santos, Suggs). Steals: 7 (M.Smith 3, Geist 2, Nikko, Pinson). Technical fouls: None. 34 27 — 61 Georgia 32 39 — 71 Missouri

AL W L Pct. Kansas City 12 8 .600 New York 9 6 .600 Oakland 11 8 .579 Los Angeles 10 8 .556 Cleveland 10 8 .556 Baltimore 10 8 .556 Minnesota 10 8 .556 Toronto 9 8 .529 Tampa Bay 9 9 .500 9 9 .500 Detroit Houston 9 9 .500 Seattle 7 8 .467 Chicago 6 10 .375 Texas 6 10 .375 6 12 .333 Boston NL W L Pct. San Diego 10 5 .667 Atlanta 11 8 .579 Los Angeles 9 7 .563 Philadelphia 9 7 .563 Washington 10 8 .556 Chicago 11 9 .550 Milwaukee 10 10 .500 New York 9 10 .474 Miami 9 10 .474 Arizona 8 9 .471 Colorado 8 10 .444 Cardinals 7 10 .412 San Francisco 7 10 .412 Pittsburgh 7 11 .389 Cincinnati 5 10 .333 Wednesday Minnesota 9, Boston 5 Washington 8, Atlanta 4 Miami 4, Cardinals 1 Baltimore 6, Toronto 4 NY Mets 2, Houston 1 Oakland 12, Chicago Cubs 11 Kansas City 17, Cleveland (ss) 7 Cleveland (ss) 9, Milwaukee 3 Colorado 5, Arizona 3 Philadelphia 5, NY Yankees 5, 10 innings San Diego vs. LA Angels, late San Francisco vs. Seattle, late Chicago White Sox vs. LA Dodgers, late Thursday Philadelphia (ss) vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Washington vs. Minnesota (ss) at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia (ss) vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Boston vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Minnesota (ss) vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Miami vs. Houston at West Palm Beach, Fla., 12:05 p.m. NY Mets vs. Cardinals at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. NY Yankees vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 12:07 p.m. Texas (ss) vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas (ss) vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. LA Dodgers (ss) at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. LA Angels vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. LA Dodgers (ss) vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 8:40 p.m. Friday Toronto vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Tampa Bay (ss) at Port Charlotte, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Miami vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Boston vs. NY Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Washington vs. NY Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 12:10 p.m. LA Angels (ss) vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs. LA Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Arizona vs. LA Angels (ss) at, 3:10 p.m. Kansas City vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 5:05 p.m. Cardinals vs. Houston at West Palm Beach, Fla., 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (ss) vs. Pittsburgh at, 5:05 p.m. Cardinals (ss) vs. Houston (ss) at, 5:05 p.m. Houston (ss) vs. Cardinals (ss) at Jupiter, Fla., 5:05 p.m. LA Dodgers vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 8:05 p.m.

ROUND OF 16 First Leg Feb. 12 Manchester United (England) 0, Paris Saint-Germain (France) 2 Roma (Italy) 2, Porto (Portugal) 1 Feb. 13 Ajax Amsterdam (NET) 1, Real Madrid (ESP) 2 Tottenham (UK) 3, Borussia Dortmund (GER) 0 Feb. 19 Liverpool (UK) 0, Bayern Munich (GER) 0 Lyon (France) 0, Barcelona (Spain) 0 Feb. 20 Atletico Madrid (Spain) 2, Juventus (Italy) 0 Schalke (Germany) 2, Man. City (England) 3 Second leg

TODAY

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Winds gusting past 50 mph WIND SW 30-40 mph

Clouds, breezy and cooler WIND W 12-25 mph

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

The wind is the issue today. Wind gusts could top 50 mph through the afternoon. The atmosphere will calm down a little tonight, but it will still be blustery. Cooler air will drop in this afternoon too.

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Peoria 55 74 Macomb 63/33 59/32 Bloomington Urbana 65/32 71/35

Kirksville 50/30

Quincy 56/32

Decatur 69/34

Springfield 57 65/33 Effingham 70 55 76/38

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Columbia 53/32 St. Louis Mount Jefferson Vernon 65/36 City 70/38 55/34 Union 55 66/36 57 44 Rolla Carbondale 57/32 70/39 Farmington 67/36 Cape Girardeau 69/40 Springfield 52/32 Poplar Bluff West Plains 68/40 55 59/33 70

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

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1. Baylor (31-1) NCAA Tournament. 2. UConn (31-2) NCAA Tournament. 3. Notre Dame (30-3) NCAA Tournament. 4. Miss. State (30-2) NCAA Tournament. 5. Louisville (29-3) TBA. 6. Stanford (28-4) NCAA Tournament. 7. Oregon (29-4) TBA. 8. Iowa (26-6) NCAA Tournament. 9. Maryland (28-4) TBA. 10. N.C. State (26-5) TBA. 11. Oregon State (24-7) TBA. 12. Gonzaga (28-4) TBA. 13. Iowa State (25-8) TBA. 13. Marquette (26-7) TBA or NCAA Tourn. 15. Syracuse (24-8) TBA. 16. South Carolina (21-9) TBA. 17. Texas A&M (24-7) TBA. 18. Kentucky (24-7) TBA. 19. Miami (24-8) TBA. 20. UCLA (20-12) TBA. 21. Drake (25-5) vs. Indiana State or Valparaiso, Friday. 22. Texas (23-9) TBA. 23. Arizona State (20-10) TBA. 24. Rice (25-3) vs. North Texas, Thursday. 25. Florida State (23-8) TBA.

NCAA Tournament automatic bids Awarded Wednesday • Mountain West Conference (Boise State vs. Wyoming, late)

Major League Soccer

Previously awarded • American Athletic (UConn); Atlantic 10 (Fordham); Atlantic Coast (Notre Dame); Big 12 (Baylor); Big East (DePaul); Big Ten (Iowa); Horizon League (Wright State); Metro Atlantic Athletic (Quinnipiac); Ohio Valley (Belmont); Pac-12 (Stanford); Southeastern (Mississippi State); Southern (Mercer); Summit League (South Dakota State); West Coast (BYU)

EASTERN W L T Pts GF GA Columbus 1 0 1 4 3 1 D.C. United 1 0 1 4 2 0 Toronto FC 1 0 0 3 3 1 Montreal 1 1 0 3 3 3 Orlando City 0 0 2 2 3 3 New York City FC 0 0 2 2 2 2 New York 0 0 1 1 1 1 Chicago 0 1 1 1 2 3 Atlanta 0 1 1 1 1 3 New England 0 1 1 1 1 3 Cincinnati 0 1 1 1 2 5 Philadelphia 0 2 0 0 1 5 WESTERN W L T Pts GF GA Seattle 2 0 0 6 6 1 Minnesota United 2 0 0 6 6 2 Los Angeles FC 2 0 0 6 6 2 FC Dallas 1 0 1 4 3 1 Houston 1 0 1 4 3 2 Real Salt Lake 1 0 1 4 2 1 Sporting K.C. 1 1 0 3 3 2 LA Galaxy 1 1 0 3 2 3 Colorado 0 1 1 1 3 5 Portland 0 1 1 1 4 7 Vancouver 0 2 0 0 2 4 San Jose 0 2 0 0 1 5 NOTE: Three points for win, one point for tie. Saturday, March 9 Orlando City 1, Chicago 1, tie Columbus 2, New England 0 FC Dallas 2, LA Galaxy 0 Houston 2, Montreal 1 Real Salt Lake 1, Vancouver 0 Minnesota United 3, San Jose 0 Seattle 2, Colorado 0 Sunday, March 10 D.C. United 0, New York City FC 0, tie Sporting K.C. 2, Philadelphia 0 Cincinnati 1, Atlanta 1, tie Los Angeles FC 4, Portland 1 Saturday, March 16 Seattle at Chicago, Noon FC Dallas at Columbus, 1 p.m. Vancouver at Houston, 2 p.m. San Jose at New York, 2:30 p.m. Montreal at Orlando City, 3 p.m. Real Salt Lake at D.C. United, 7 p.m. Minnesota United at LA Galaxy, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17 Los Angeles FC at New York City FC, 2 p.m. Portland at Cincinnati, 4 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 6 p.m. New England at Toronto FC, 6:30 p.m. Sporting K.C. at Colorado, 8 p.m.

UPCOMMING Friday • America East; Big Sky Saturday • Big West; Colonial Athletic; Conference USA; Mid-American; Mid-Eastern; Southwestern; Sun Belt; Western Sunday • Atlantic Sun; Big South; Southland; Ivy League; Missouri Valley; Northeast; Patriot League

MEN’S BASKETBALL Major scores East Colgate 94, Bucknell 80 G. Wash. 68, UMass 64, OT Nebraska 68, Rutgers 61 Providence 80, Butler 57 South Louisiana Tech 57, FAU 56 Louisville 75, Notre Dame 53 NC State 59, Clemson 58 Norfolk St. 78, SC State 73 Richmond 52, Fordham 50 UAB 70, Mid. Tennessee 61 Virginia Tech 71, Miami 56 Midwest Missouri 71, Georgia 61 Southwest Cent. Arkansas 73, Texas A&M-CC 53 Lamar 81, Houston Bapt. 79 TCU 73, Oklahoma St. 70 Far West Air Force 87, San Jose St. 56 Boise St. 66, Colorado St. 57 Colorado 56, California 51 Montana St. 75, Idaho 71 New Mexico 78, Wyoming 68 S. Utah 94, Idaho St. 80 Sacramento St. 72, N. Arizona 60 Southern Cal 78, Arizona 65

MONDAY

Chief Meteorologist Glenn Zimmerman

NATIONAL OUTLOOK

Winnipeg 30/17

Seattle 54/40

Montreal 43/39

Billings 36/23

Minneapolis 42/27

Average High 65

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32

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57

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Detroit 64/43

ALMANAC

San Francisco 62/43

Pollen Yesterday Trees Weeds Grass Mold

Moderate - 56 Absent Absent Low - 2533

Source: St. Louis County

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

Wednesday Month to date Normal month to date Since July 1 Normal since July 1

9 393 288 4147 3882

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

54° 4 p.m.

41° 8 p.m.

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

Today’s Air Quality

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Denver 29/11 Los Angeles 70/50

Rise

Sun Moon

Set

7:15 a.m. 12:11 p.m.

7:07 p.m. 2:09 a.m.

First Quarter

Full Moon

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New Moon

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Atlanta 73/63 Houston 73/47 Miami 82/71

Monterrey 82/54

-10s -0s Cold front

0s

10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s

Warm front

City

Albany, N.Y. Albuquerque Anchorage Atlanta Austin Baltimore Birmingham Boise Boston Charleston, S.C. Charleston, W.Va. Charlotte Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Dallas Daytona Beach Denver Des Moines Destin, Fla. Detroit Hartford Honolulu Houston Indianapolis Kansas City Las Vegas Little Rock

53/47/c 47/29/c 41/30/sh 73/63/c 74/42/pc 66/56/pc 76/53/t 46/27/s 51/44/pc 77/61/pc 76/57/pc 72/62/pc 66/35/t 72/42/t 65/46/sh 65/38/s 80/61/pc 29/11/pc 46/27/r 71/67/c 64/43/t 54/44/pc 84/67/s 73/47/pc 71/40/t 43/29/r 61/43/s 67/39/s

High: 99 McAllen, Texas

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

Stationary front

Today Hi/Lo/W

National Extremes

City

Skywatch

New York 55/49 Washington 70/61

Kansas City 43/29

El Paso 58/35 Chihuahua 76/39

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

Good Moderate Unhealthy Unhealthy Very Hazardous (sensitive) Unhealthy

Toronto 49/46

Chicago 66/35

Statistics through 5 p.m. Wednesday Temperature High/low 69°/43° Normal high/low 55°/36° Last year high/low 49°/28° Record high 85° (1933) Record low 12° (1968) Precipitation 24 hrs through 5 p.m. Wed. 0.51” Month to date (normal) 2.01” (1.21”) Year to date (normal) 8.50” (5.85”) Record for this date 1.16” (1938)

62° noon

FG FT Reb N’WESTERN Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS Kopp 39 5-12 0-0 1-7 2 3 11 Turner 39 7-17 3-4 0-4 5 1 20 40 6-12 4-4 2-5 1 3 17 Pardon Gaines 36 2-8 1-2 4-9 3 4 5 19 1-8 0-0 1-3 0 1 2 Taylor Falzon 24 3-10 2-3 3-6 1 1 11 Greer 12 0-3 0-0 0-3 1 3 0 11 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 Nance Benson 5 1-1 1-2 1-3 0 3 3 225 25-72 11-15 12-41 14 19 69 Totals Percentages: FG.347, FT.733. 3-point goals: 8-36, .222 (Turner 3-9, Falzon 3-10, Pardon 1-2, Kopp 1-5, Greer 0-2, Gaines 0-3, Taylor 0-5). Team rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 9 (6 PTS). Blocked shots: 4 (Kopp 2, Falzon, Pardon). Turnovers: 9 (Greer 3, Kopp 3, Turner 2, Falzon). Steals: 6 (Gaines 4, Greer, Pardon). Technical fouls: None. FG FT Reb ILLINOIS Min M-A M-A O-T APFPTS Bezhanishvili 32 12-15 2-2 0-4 0 5 26 Dosunmu 32 3-10 1-1 1-3 4 3 8 Frazier 41 7-15 4-4 1-4 1 1 21 Jordan 35 2-6 1-2 1-8 1 1 6 Williams 20 0-3 0-0 0-5 4 2 0 Feliz 26 4-9 3-6 1-10 6 0 11 Nichols 16 0-3 2-2 1-4 0 3 2 De La Rosa 8 0-1 0-0 1-1 0 1 0 Griffin 8 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Underwood 6 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 Jones 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 22528-6413-176-4216 16 74 Percentages: FG.438, FT.765. 3-point goals: 5-15, .333 (Frazier 3-5, Jordan 1-2, Dosunmu 1-4, Jones 0-1, Underwood 0-1, Williams 0-2). Team rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 8 (12 PTS). Blocked shots: 3 (Bezhanishvili, Dosunmu, Williams). Turnovers: 8 (Dosunmu 3, Williams 2, De La Rosa, Feliz, Underwood). Steals: 5 (Bezhanishvili 2, Feliz, Jordan, Nichols). Technical fouls: None. Northwestern 27 34 8 — 69 Illinois 30 31 13 — 74

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

Turning cloudy and cool WIND SSE 4-8 mph

49° 8 a.m.

BIG TEN TOURNAMENT

ILLINOIS 74, NORTHWESTERN 69, OT

A major storm will bring high winds to much of the Mississippi Valley and Plains today. A blizzard will extend from Nebraska to northern Minnesota while flooding will be a problem over the Upper Midwest. Severe thunderstorms are forecast from the central Great Lakes to the Gulf coast. The East and West coasts can expect tranquil weather.

44° 32° 50° 33° 50° 31° 50° 36°

REGIONAL OUTLOOK

Joplin 50/31

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Cloudy, breezy Mostly sunny and Partly sunny and and cooler chilly chilly WIND WIND WIND WNW 12-25 mph WNW 7-14 mph NW 7-14 mph

36°

Kansas City 43/29

Women’s tennis Kenyon College 6, Washington U. 3

March 5 Borussia Dortmund (Germany) 0, Tottenham (England) 1, Tottenham advanced on 4-0 aggregate Real Madrid (Spain) 1, Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands) 4, Ajax advanced on 5-3 aggregate March 6 Paris Saint-Germain (France) 1, Manchester United (England) 3, 3-3 aggregate; Manchester United advanced 3-2 away goals Porto (Portugal) 3, Roma (Italy) 1, Porto advanced on 4-3 aggregate Tuesday Juventus (Italy) 3, Atletico Madrid (Spain) 0, Juventus advanced on 3-2 aggregate Manchester City (England) 7, Schalke (Germany) 0, Manchester City advanced on 10-1 aggregate Wednesday Barcelona (Spain) 5, Lyon (France) 1, Barcelona advanced on aggregate 5-1 Bayern Munich (Germany) 1, Liverpool (England) 3, Liverpool advanced on aggregate 3-1

ST. LOUIS FIVE-DAY FORECAST

Missouri 71, Georgia 61

Friday Hi/Lo/W

61/36/r 51/32/pc 39/33/c 64/40/t 59/36/pc 69/42/sh 62/38/pc 52/32/s 60/43/sh 79/56/pc 61/35/pc 73/44/t 40/27/c 47/31/c 49/30/c 56/36/pc 83/61/pc 39/16/s 42/26/c 70/52/c 45/29/c 59/41/r 83/66/s 63/46/c 41/29/c 45/27/pc 66/47/s 55/34/s

Showers

T-storms

City

Rain

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

Flurries

Today Hi/Lo/W

70/50/s 77/43/t 72/41/t 82/71/pc 59/37/t 42/27/r 79/63/t 79/45/t 81/59/t 55/49/pc 53/31/pc 42/28/r 84/64/pc 63/54/pc 63/47/s 69/53/c 45/37/pc 56/36/pc 63/40/pc 41/24/pc 76/45/pc 70/50/s 62/43/s 54/40/pc 84/67/pc 59/37/s 70/61/pc 45/29/c

Snow

Ice

Friday Hi/Lo/W

74/52/s 49/33/c 52/35/pc 83/68/pc 41/28/sf 35/20/c 64/43/t 53/33/c 59/50/c 64/45/sh 51/30/s 42/26/pc 88/65/pc 66/45/sh 74/57/pc 58/31/pc 53/37/r 61/40/pc 67/42/pc 45/28/s 60/39/c 73/52/s 63/46/s 59/41/pc 83/69/s 72/50/pc 73/46/sh 50/29/s

Wednesday in the 48 contiguous states Low: -12 Daniel, Wyo.

WORLD FORECAST

Today Hi/Lo/W

52/44/r 58/49/sh 74/47/sh 96/80/s 62/37/c 46/40/r 77/61/pc 71/55/pc 85/75/s 51/43/sh 75/64/sh 51/47/sh 85/52/s 57/47/sh 65/35/s 90/66/r

Friday Hi/Lo/W

56/44/r 57/46/sh 69/53/pc 96/80/s 58/38/pc 48/41/r 77/64/pc 74/57/s 86/72/s 50/40/sh 71/65/r 58/44/pc 82/55/s 58/49/sh 73/39/s 92/69/s

City

Mexico City Montreal Moscow Nassau Nairobi New Delhi Paris Rio de Janeiro Rome San Juan Santiago Seoul Sydney Tokyo Toronto Vancouver

Today Hi/Lo/W

83/52/pc 43/39/c 34/30/pc 81/68/pc 83/57/s 79/58/pc 54/51/r 94/80/pc 61/40/pc 84/72/pc 87/55/s 50/30/pc 78/67/t 54/44/pc 49/46/sh 49/35/r

Friday Hi/Lo/W

80/51/pc 52/34/pc 37/28/pc 81/69/s 84/60/pc 79/56/pc 57/48/sh 90/78/t 62/47/pc 83/71/s 86/51/s 49/29/c 73/68/t 56/45/s 47/28/r 51/39/c

W-weather, s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, i-ice, r-rain, t-thunderstorms, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow


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B10 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

M 2 • THUrSDAy • 03.14.2019

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TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL

SOCCER

BOXING REPORT: In the IBF welterweight title fight on Saturday at Arlington, Texas, Errol Spence Jr. is -$340 vs. Mikey Garcia at +$280. NBA Favorite Points Underdog MAGIC 8.5 Cavaliers PACERS PK Thunder CELTICS 7.5 Kings RAPTORS 10 Lakers 7.5 T’Wolves JAZZ 11 Mavericks NUGGETS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Points Underdog Favorite Big East Conference Tournament Madison Square Garden, New York Villanova NL Providence Creighton 2.5 Xavier Marquette NL ST. JOHN’S/DePaul Seton Hall 2.5 Georgetown Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Brooklyn, New York Rhode Island 5 LaSalle George Mason 8 George Wash St. Joseph’s 1.5 Duquesne Saint Louis 5 Richmond Mid American Conference Tournament Cleveland, Ohio Buffalo 9 Akron Kent St 1 C Michigan Toledo 6.5 No Illinois Ball St PK Bowling Green Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament Charlotte, North Carolina Virginia 10.5 NC State Virginia Tech 1 Florida St N Carolina NL Louisville Duke NL Syracuse Big Ten Conference Tournament Chicago Indiana 1.5 Ohio St Maryland NL Nebraska Penn St 2 Minnesota Iowa NL Illinois Big 12 Conference Tournament Kansas City Iowa St 3 Baylor Kansas St NL Tcu Texas Tech NL West Virginia Kansas 3 Texas American Athletic Conference Tourn. Memphis, Tennessee Connecticut 1 S Florida MEMPHIS 17 Tulane Smu 1.5 Tulsa 11 E Carolina Wichita St Southeastern Conference Tournament Nashville Florida 3 Arkansas Auburn NL Missouri Mississippi 2.5 Alabama Mississippi St NL Texas A&M Pacific 12 Conference Tournament Las Vegas Washington 5.5 Usc Oregon St NL Colorado Arizona St NL Ucla Utah NL Oregon/Wash St. Mountain West Conference Tournament Las Vegas Nevada 12 Boise St UNLV 1 San Diego St Utah St NL New Mexico Fresno St NL Air Force Big West Conference Tournament Anaheim, CA Cal-Santa Barb 5 CS-Northridge 2.5 Cal-Davis CS-Fullerton Cal-Irvine 14 Cal-Riverside Hawaii 1.5 Long Beach St Sun Belt Conference Tournament New Orleans, LA UL-Lafayette 2.5 S Alabama UL-Monroe 1.5 Coastal Caro Conference USA Tournament Frisco, TX Old Dominion NL Louisiana Tech Utsa NL Uab W Kentucky NL North Texas Southern Miss NL Marshall Added Games Big Sky Conference Tournament Boise, Idaho Montana 8 Sacramento St Weber St 3.5 Portland St 7.5 Southern Utah No Colorado E Washington NL Montana St NHL Favorite Odds Underdog Penguins -$185/+$165 SABRES Capitals -$135/+$115 FLYERS ISLANDERS -$135/+$115 Canadiens Lightning -$380/+$320 RED WINGS Blues -$260/+$220 SENATORS JETS -$120/even Bruins -$120/even Stars WILD COYOTES -$140/+$120 Ducks SHARKS -$240/+$200 Panthers Predators -$200/+$170 KINGS Grand Salami: Over/under 61.5 goals. Home team in CAPS © 2019 Benjamin Eckstein

BASEBALL American League WHITE SOX — Optioned RHP Dylan Cease, OF Eloy Jimenez, RHP Jordan Stephens and C Seby Zavala to Charlotte (IL) and OF Micker Adolfo to Birmingham (SL). Reassigned C Zack Collins, RHPs Jimmy Lambert and Donn Roach and OF Luis Robert to their minor league camp. National League SAN DIEGO — Signed LHP Sammy Solis to minor league contract. WASHINGTON — Optioned RHP Austin Adams to Fresno (PCL). Reassigned INFs Luis Garcia, Matt Reynolds and Jacob Wilson; INF-OF Brandon Snyder and C Taylor Gushue to their minor league camp. FOOTBALL | NFL ARIZONA — Acquired OT Marcus Gilbert from Pittsburgh for a 2019 sixth-round (No. 207) draft pick. Released TE Jermaine Gresham. ATLANTA — Agreed to terms with G James Carpenter on a four-year contract and G Jamon Brown on a three-year contract. Released OT Ryan Schraeder. BALTIMORE — Signed RB Mark Ingram. Agreed to terms with S Earl Thomas. BUFFALO — Agreed to terms with C Mitch Morse, G Jon Feliciano, CB Kevin Johnson, WR John Brown, WR Cole Beasley, RB Frank Gore and OT Ty Nsekhe. CHICAGO — Signed OL Ted Larsen to a one-year contract. CINCINNATI — Re-signed LB Preston Brown to a three-year contract extension through 2021. CLEVELAND — Re-signed LB Ray-Ray Armstrong. DENVER BRONCOS — Agreed to terms with OT Ja’Wuan James on a four-year contract and DB Kareem Jackson on a three-year contract. Acquired QB Joe Flacco from Baltimore for a 2019 fourth-round (No. 113) draft pick. HOUSTON TEXANS — Signed S Tashaun Gipson. INDIANAPOLIS — Re-signed CB Chris Milton to a one-year contract. JACKSONVILLE — Agreed to terms with QB Nick Foles on a four-year contract and G A.J. Cann on a three-year contract. KANSAS CITY — Released S Eric Berry. LA CHARGERS — Agreed to terms with NT Brandon Mebane, LB Thomas Davis and QB Tyrod Taylor on two-year contracts. MIAMI — Released G Josh Sitton. MINNESOTA — Agreed to terms with LB Anthony Barr and DT Shamar Stephen. NEW ORLEANS — Agreed to terms with K Wil Lutz on a five-year contract extension through 2023. Agreed to terms with RB Latavius Murray on a four-year contract. NY GIANTS — Traded WR Odell Beckham Jr. and DE Olivier Vernon to Cleveland for S Jabrill Peppers, G Kevin Zeitler and 2019 first- (No. 17) and third-round (No. 95) draft picks. PHILADELPHIA — Acquired WR DeSean Jackson and 2020 seventh-round draft pick from Tampa bay for a 2019 sixth-round (No. 208) draft pick. Agreed to terms with DT Malik Jackson to a three-year contract. PITTSBURGH — Traded WR Antonio Brown to Oakland for a 2019 third- (No. 66) and fifth-round (No. 141) draft pick. Agreed to terms with P Jordan Berry and LB Anthony Chickillo on two-year contracts. Signed CB Steven Nelson to a three-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO — Signed LS Kyke Nelson to four-year contract. TAMPA BAY — Agreed to terms with RB Peyton Barber, LB Deone Bucannon and WR Breshad Perriman on one-year contracts and P Bradley Pinion on a four-year contract. Re-signed LB Kevin Minter and K Cairo Santos to one-year contracts. Released DT Mitch Unrein. TENNESSEE — Re-signed OT Kevin Pamphile to a one-year contract. WASHINGTON — Released LB Zach Brown and DL Stacy McGee. Acquired QB Case Keenum from Denver for a 2020 sixthround draft pick. Agreed to terms with S Landon Collins on a six-year contract. HOCKEY | NHL DETROIT — Signed D Brian Lashoff to a two-year contract extension. NY ISLANDERS — Returned G Christopher Gibson to Bridgeport (AHL). SOCCER National Women’s Soccer League SKY BLUE FC — Named Morgan Hofacker high performance coach and Christopher Ascari strength and conditioning coach. National Premier Soccer League BOSTON CITY FC — Loaned D Jeremy Pachter and Ms Samuel Deossa and Christopher Gilbert to Boston City FC academy (Brazil). COLLEGE AUBURN — Suspended men’s assistant basketball coach Ira Bowman indefinitely. DOANE — Named Dana Vote wrestling coach. TEXAS — Fired men’s tennis coach Michael Center.

Spring training stand

Champions League

AL W L Pct. Kansas City 12 8 .600 New York 9 6 .600 Oakland 11 8 .579 Cleveland 10 8 .556 Baltimore 10 8 .556 Minnesota 10 8 .556 Toronto 9 8 .529 Los Angeles 10 9 .526 Tampa Bay 9 9 .500 9 9 .500 Detroit Houston 9 9 .500 Seattle 7 8 .467 Chicago 6 10 .375 Texas 6 10 .375 6 12 .333 Boston NL W L Pct. San Diego 11 5 .688 Atlanta 11 8 .579 Los Angeles 9 7 .563 Philadelphia 9 7 .563 Washington 10 8 .556 Chicago 11 9 .550 Milwaukee 10 10 .500 New York 9 10 .474 Miami 9 10 .474 Arizona 8 9 .471 Colorado 8 10 .444 Cardinals 7 10 .412 San Francisco 7 10 .412 Pittsburgh 7 11 .389 Cincinnati 5 10 .333 Wednesday Miami 4, Cardinals 1 Minnesota 9, Boston 5 Washington 8, Atlanta 4 Baltimore 6, Toronto 4 NY Mets 2, Houston 1 Oakland 12, Chicago Cubs 11 Kansas City 17, Cleveland (ss) 7 Cleveland (ss) 9, Milwaukee 3 Colorado 5, Arizona 3 Philadelphia 5, NY Yankees 5, 10 innings San Diego 9, LA Angels 3 San Francisco vs. Seattle, late Chicago White Sox vs. LA Dodgers, late Thursday Philadelphia (ss) vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Washington vs. Minnesota (ss) at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia (ss) vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Boston vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Minnesota (ss) vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Miami vs. Houston at West Palm Beach, Fla., 12:05 p.m. NY Mets vs. Cardinals at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. NY Yankees vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 12:07 p.m. Texas (ss) vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas (ss) vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. LA Dodgers (ss) at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. LA Angels vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. LA Dodgers (ss) vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 8:40 p.m. Friday Toronto vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Tampa Bay (ss) at Port Charlotte, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Miami vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Boston vs. NY Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Washington vs. NY Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 12:10 p.m. LA Angels (ss) vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs. LA Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Arizona vs. LA Angels (ss) at, 3:10 p.m. Kansas City vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 5:05 p.m. Cardinals vs. Houston at West Palm Beach, Fla., 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (ss) vs. Pittsburgh at, 5:05 p.m. Cardinals (ss) vs. Houston (ss) at, 5:05 p.m. Houston (ss) vs. Cardinals (ss) at Jupiter, Fla., 5:05 p.m. LA Dodgers vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 8:05 p.m.

TONIGHT

Winds gusting past 50 mph WIND SW 30-40 mph

Clouds, breezy and cooler WIND W 12-25 mph

65°

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

ROUND OF 16 Feb. 12 Manchester United (England) 0, Paris Saint-Germain (France) 2 Roma (Italy) 2, Porto (Portugal) 1 Feb. 13 Ajax Amsterdam (NET) 1, Real Madrid (ESP) 2 Tottenham (UK) 3, Borussia Dortmund (GER) 0 Feb. 19 Liverpool (UK) 0, Bayern Munich (GER) 0 Lyon (France) 0, Barcelona (Spain) 0 Feb. 20 Atletico Madrid (Spain) 2, Juventus (Italy) 0 Schalke (Germany) 2, Man. City (England) 3 Second leg

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

The wind is the issue today. Wind gusts could top 50 mph through the afternoon. The atmosphere will calm down a little tonight, but it will still be blustery. Cooler air will drop in this afternoon too.

80

Peoria 55 74 Macomb 63/33 59/32 Bloomington Urbana 65/32 71/35

Kirksville 50/30

Quincy 56/32

Decatur 69/34

Springfield 57 65/33 Effingham 70 55 76/38

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Columbia 53/32 St. Louis Mount Jefferson Vernon 65/36 City 70/38 55/34 Union 55 66/36 57 44 Rolla Carbondale 57/32 70/39 Farmington 67/36 Cape Girardeau 69/40 Springfield 52/32 Poplar Bluff West Plains 68/40 55 59/33 70

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RIVER AND LAKE LEVELS

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

Location

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

32 23 21 20 25

17.51 18.48 20.57 16.89 21.87

19.07 -0.73 17.00 +0.48 18.38 +0.61

Forecast Temperature

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5.44 8.72 21.46

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52.46

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357.10 357.21 495.79 654.53 709.21 663.90 915.14 843.05 596.48 409.63 609.70 445.48

-0.94 +0.09 -0.10 +0.53 -0.03 -0.32 -0.03 +0.94 +0.25 -0.02 +0.09 +0.14

TEMPERATURE TRENDS

Daily Temperature

60

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

Location

Meramec River Sullivan Valley Park Arnold Bourbeuse River Union Ohio River Cairo Lake Levels Kentucky Pool Wappapello Pool Clearwater Pool Lake Ozark Truman Lake Bull Shoals Table Rock Pomme de Terre Lake Shelbyville Rend Lake Mark Twain Lake Carlyle Lake

-0.50 +1.32 +2.84 +2.44 +3.06

16 14.70 -0.80 15 14.25 +0.53 25 24.40 +0.81 26 24.24 +0.77 18 17.92 +0.39 419 414.17 +0.47 21 18.13 +1.84 30 23.48 +2.31 27 25.29 +1.84 32 31.26 +1.56 20 18 14

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Women’s tennis Kenyon College 6, Washington U. 3

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Top 25 schedule

March 5 Borussia Dortmund (Germany) 0, Tottenham (England) 1, Tottenham advanced on 4-0 aggregate Real Madrid (Spain) 1, Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands) 4, Ajax advanced on 5-3 aggregate March 6 Paris Saint-Germain (France) 1, Manchester United (England) 3, 3-3 aggregate; Manchester United advanced 3-2 away goals Porto (Portugal) 3, Roma (Italy) 1, Porto advanced on 4-3 aggregate Tuesday Juventus (Italy) 3, Atletico Madrid (Spain) 0, Juventus advanced on 3-2 aggregate Manchester City (England) 7, Schalke (Germany) 0, Manchester City advanced on 10-1 aggregate Wednesday Barcelona (Spain) 5, Lyon (France) 1, Barcelona advanced on aggregate 5-1 Bayern Munich (Germany) 1, Liverpool (England) 3, Liverpool advanced on aggregate 3-1

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Average High 65

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Pollen Yesterday Trees Weeds Grass Mold

NATIONAL OUTLOOK

Winnipeg 30/17

Seattle 54/40

Montreal 43/39

Billings 36/23

Minneapolis 42/27 Detroit 64/43

San Francisco 62/43

Moderate - 56 Absent Absent Low - 2533

Source: St. Louis County

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

Wednesday Month to date Normal month to date Since July 1 Normal since July 1

9 393 288 4147 3882

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

54° 4 p.m.

41° 8 p.m.

UV Index Today Shown is the highest value of the day.

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

Today’s Air Quality

airnow.gov

Denver 29/11 Los Angeles 70/50

Skywatch Rise

Set

7:15 a.m. 12:11 p.m.

7:07 p.m. 2:09 a.m.

First Quarter

Full Moon

Last Quarter

New Moon

Mar 14

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Apr 5

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New York 55/49 Washington 70/61

Kansas City 43/29 Atlanta 73/63

El Paso 58/35 Houston 73/47

Chihuahua 76/39

Miami 82/71

Monterrey 82/54

-10s -0s Cold front

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10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s

Warm front

City

Albany, N.Y. Albuquerque Anchorage Atlanta Austin Baltimore Birmingham Boise Boston Charleston, S.C. Charleston, W.Va. Charlotte Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Dallas Daytona Beach Denver Des Moines Destin, Fla. Detroit Hartford Honolulu Houston Indianapolis Kansas City Las Vegas Little Rock

53/47/c 47/29/c 41/30/sh 73/63/c 74/42/pc 66/56/pc 76/53/t 46/27/s 51/44/pc 77/61/pc 76/57/pc 72/62/pc 66/35/t 72/42/t 65/46/sh 65/38/s 80/61/pc 29/11/pc 46/27/r 71/67/c 64/43/t 54/44/pc 84/67/s 73/47/pc 71/40/t 43/29/r 61/43/s 67/39/s

High: 99 McAllen, Texas

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

Stationary front

Today Hi/Lo/W

National Extremes

City

Good Moderate Unhealthy Unhealthy Very Hazardous (sensitive) Unhealthy

Toronto 49/46

Chicago 66/35

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

Sun Moon

FG FT Reb N’WESTERN Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS Kopp 39 5-12 0-0 1-7 2 3 11 Turner 39 7-17 3-4 0-4 5 1 20 40 6-12 4-4 2-5 1 3 17 Pardon Gaines 36 2-8 1-2 4-9 3 4 5 Taylor 19 1-8 0-0 1-3 0 1 2 24 3-10 2-3 3-6 1 1 11 Falzon Greer 12 0-3 0-0 0-3 1 3 0 11 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 Nance Benson 5 1-1 1-2 1-3 0 3 3 Totals 225 25-72 11-15 12-41 14 19 69 Percentages: FG.347, FT.733. 3-point goals: 8-36, .222 (Turner 3-9, Falzon 3-10, Pardon 1-2, Kopp 1-5, Greer 0-2, Gaines 0-3, Taylor 0-5). Team rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 9 (6 PTS). Blocked shots: 4 (Kopp 2, Falzon, Pardon). Turnovers: 9 (Greer 3, Kopp 3, Turner 2, Falzon). Steals: 6 (Gaines 4, Greer, Pardon). Technical fouls: None. FG FT Reb ILLINOIS Min M-A M-A O-T APFPTS Bezhanishvili 32 12-15 2-2 0-4 0 5 26 Dosunmu 32 3-10 1-1 1-3 4 3 8 Frazier 41 7-15 4-4 1-4 1 1 21 Jordan 35 2-6 1-2 1-8 1 1 6 Williams 20 0-3 0-0 0-5 4 2 0 Feliz 26 4-9 3-6 1-10 6 0 11 Nichols 16 0-3 2-2 1-4 0 3 2 De La Rosa 8 0-1 0-0 1-1 0 1 0 Griffin 8 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Underwood 6 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 Jones 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 22528-6413-176-4216 16 74 Percentages: FG.438, FT.765. 3-point goals: 5-15, .333 (Frazier 3-5, Jordan 1-2, Dosunmu 1-4, Jones 0-1, Underwood 0-1, Williams 0-2). Team rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 8 (12 PTS). Blocked shots: 3 (Bezhanishvili, Dosunmu, Williams). Turnovers: 8 (Dosunmu 3, Williams 2, De La Rosa, Feliz, Underwood). Steals: 5 (Bezhanishvili 2, Feliz, Jordan, Nichols). Technical fouls: None. Northwestern 27 34 8 — 69 Illinois 30 31 13 — 74

Atlantic 10 Conference First Round G. Wash. 68, UMass 64 Richmond 52, Fordham 50 Atlantic Coast Conference Second Round Louisville 75, Notre Dame 53 NC State 59, Clemson 58 Syracuse 73, Pittsburgh 59 Virginia Tech 71, Miami 56 Big 12 Conference First Round TCU 73, Oklahoma St. 70 West Virginia 72, Oklahoma 71 Big East Conference First Round Providence 80, Butler 57 St. John’s 82, DePaul 74 Big Sky Conference First Round Montana St. 75, Idaho 71 S. Utah 94, Idaho St. 80 Sacramento St. 72, N. Arizona 60 Big Ten Conference First Round Illinois 74, Northwestern 69, OT Nebraska 68, Rutgers 61 Conference USA First Round Louisiana Tech 57, FAU 56 Marshall 82, Rice 65 North Texas 71, FIU 57 UAB 70, Mid. Tennessee 61 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Quarterfinals NC A&T 82, Coppin St. 79, OT Norfolk St. 78, SC State 73 Mountain West Conference First Round Air Force 87, San Jose St. 56 Boise St. 66, Colorado St. 57 New Mexico 78, Wyoming 68

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ILLINOIS 74, NORTHWESTERN 69, OT

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

Temperature High/low 69°/43° Normal high/low 55°/36° Last year high/low 49°/28° Record high 85° (1933) Record low 12° (1968) Precipitation 24 hrs through 5 p.m. Wed. 0.51” Month to date (normal) 2.01” (1.21”) Year to date (normal) 8.50” (5.85”) Record for this date 1.16” (1938)

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FG FT Reb GEORGIA Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS 30 2-5 7-13 2-6 1 5 11 Claxton Ogbeide 29 4-9 4-7 1-8 0 3 12 Wilridge 24 1-3 0-2 0-3 1 2 2 34 8-11 7-8 1-6 0 3 26 Harris Jackson 26 1-6 0-0 1-4 5 5 2 24 0-7 0-0 0-1 0 2 0 Crump Fagan 16 1-3 0-0 0-3 1 1 2 Ngumezi 10 1-5 3-6 1-2 0 0 6 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Harrison Totals 200 18-49 21-36 6-33 8 23 61 Percentages: FG.367, FT.583. 3-point goals: 4-19, .211 (Harris 3-3, Ngumezi 1-2, Claxton 0-2, Wilridge 0-2, Jackson 0-4, Crump 0-6). Team rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 13 (10 PTS). Blocked shots: 9 (Claxton 6, Ogbeide 2, Jackson). Turnovers: 13 (Claxton 3, Crump 3, Harris 2, Wilridge 2, Jackson, Ngumezi, Ogbeide). Steals: 4 (Harris 2, Crump, Ogbeide). Technical fouls: None. FG FT Reb MISSOURI Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS 28 2-6 2-2 2-7 0 2 6 Puryear Tilmon 20 1-7 2-2 2-6 0 4 4 36 9-15 10-13 0-5 1 2 30 Geist Pickett 22 0-5 0-0 0-4 0 1 0 Pinson 23 4-7 6-6 0-3 1 4 15 36 0-5 4-4 1-2 1 4 4 Watson M.Smith 16 3-3 0-1 0-4 1 2 6 Nikko 14 3-5 0-1 1-3 0 4 6 3 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 Suggs Santos 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 200 22-53 24-29 7-35 4 24 71 Totals Percentages: FG.415, FT.828. 3-point goals: 3-11, .273 (Geist 2-4, Pinson 1-1, Pickett 0-1, Puryear 0-2, Watson 0-3). Team rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 11 (13 PTS). Blocked shots: 0. Turnovers: 11 (Geist 2, Pickett 2, Watson 2, M.Smith, Pinson, Puryear, Santos, Suggs). Steals: 7 (M.Smith 3, Geist 2, Nikko, Pinson). Technical fouls: None. 34 27 — 61 Georgia Missouri 32 39 — 71

A major storm will bring high winds to much of the Mississippi Valley and Plains today. A blizzard will extend from Nebraska to northern Minnesota while flooding will be a problem over the Upper Midwest. Severe thunderstorms are forecast from the central Great Lakes to the Gulf coast. The East and West coasts can expect tranquil weather.

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Turning cloudy and cool WIND SSE 4-8 mph

49° 8 a.m.

Box scores

1. Baylor (31-1) NCAA Tournament. 2. UConn (31-2) NCAA Tournament. 3. Notre Dame (30-3) NCAA Tournament. 4. Miss. State (30-2) NCAA Tournament. 5. Louisville (29-3) TBA. 6. Stanford (28-4) NCAA Tournament. 7. Oregon (29-4) TBA. 8. Iowa (26-6) NCAA Tournament. 9. Maryland (28-4) TBA. 10. N.C. State (26-5) TBA. 11. Oregon State (24-7) TBA. 12. Gonzaga (28-4) TBA. 13. Iowa State (25-8) TBA. 13. Marquette (26-7) TBA or NCAA Tourn. 15. Syracuse (24-8) TBA. 16. South Carolina (21-9) TBA. 17. Texas A&M (24-7) TBA. 18. Kentucky (24-7) TBA. 19. Miami (24-8) TBA. 20. UCLA (20-12) TBA. 21. Drake (25-5) vs. Indiana State or Valparaiso, Friday. 22. Texas (23-9) TBA. 23. Arizona State (20-10) TBA. 24. Rice (25-3) vs. North Texas, Thursday. 25. Florida State (23-8) TBA.

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Joplin 50/31

Softball UMSL 1, Washburn 0 UMSL 4, Washburn 1

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Kansas City 43/29

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Pacific-12 Conference First Round Colorado 56, California 51 Southern Cal 78, Arizona 65 UCLA 79, Stanford 72 Patriot League Championship Colgate 94, Bucknell 80 Southeastern Conference First Round Missouri 71, Georgia 61 Texas A&M 69, Vanderbilt 52 Southland Conference First Round Cent. Arkansas 73, Texas A&M-CC 53 Lamar 81, Houston Bapt. 79

Baseball Creighton 9, SLU 4

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Car’s computer thinks Mom’s a thief DEAR CAR TALK: When my mother drives her car, the alarm goes off and the theft deterrent light comes on. Then the car will barely run. When this happens, the power steering light, the brake light and even the tire pressure light will come on. She then has to turn the car off, take the key out, open the door and press the unlock button on the remote to get things working again. After doing that, she can restart the car and it will be alright for a while. We took it to get checked out and they couldn’t figure it out. She really needs your help. Thanks. -- Mary DEAR MARY: Well, that’s inconvenient, Mary. Her car

thinks she’s stealing it. How sad. After all these years, it doesn’t recognize the hand that fuels it. It sounds like there’s a problem with the theft deterrent system, also known as the immobilizer. It’s activating while the car is being driven for some reason. And when the immobilizer is activated, it’s putting the car into what’s called “limp home mode.” Generally, “limp home mode” is engaged by the car’s computer when there’s a danger that driving the car at normal speed will do serious damage to the engine or catalytic converter. It prevents the car from going more than a few miles an hour; enough to let you “limp” off the next exit ramp, or home if it’s nearby. The fact that she can “reset” the car by 03

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using the remote to unlock the doors tells me it’s definitely a problem with the immobilizer. Unfortunately, on modern cars,

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could in the old days. That means your dealer is your best bet here. The dealership is most likely to have seen this problem before. And if they haven’t, they’re most likely to know how the system works in your car, and where to start looking. And brace yourself, because it’s not likely to be a simple short in a wire, and may even require a new computer. In the meantime, tell your mother to stop wearing a ski mask when she gets into her car. That may be confusing things. Good luck. Got a question about cars? Write to Ray in care of King Features, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803, or visit www.cartalk.com. (c) 2018 by Ray Magliozzi and Doug Berman. Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.


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2019 Volkswagen Golf 1.4T

It has less power, but also less curb weight, more gear cogs, so performance is retained

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf hatchback figures it can give up a little and get a little and still retain an engaging personality. In the "give" column are a smaller engine, reduced horsepower and, in automatic-equipped models, less torque. On the "get" side are more cogs in both manual and automatic gearboxes, improved EPA mpg ratings, slightly lower curb weight, and a higher level of standard equipment. And, yeah, the giddy rally-rascal demeanor is still here -- particularly in the manual-transmission version we drove. The headline for the 2019 Golf is its engine. Gone is 2018's 1.8-liter turbo four, which generated 170 hp and 184 lb.-ft. of torque in manual models, 199 lb.-ft. in automatic-transmission versions. For 2019, that engine is replaced by a smaller, 1.4-liter turbo four that makes 147 hp (down 23) and 184 lb.-ft. of grunt, a spec that equals last year's manual Golf but gives up 15 lb.-ft. to its automatic predecessor. On the other hand, the hoary five-speed manual of 2018 has been replaced by a modern six-speed stick while Golf's former six-speed automatic is jettisoned in favor of a new eightspeed auto shifter. Combined with reduced weight -- down 58 to 72 pounds, depending on model -- the overall result is an EPA city/hwy rating of 32 mpg in both manual and automatic Golfs. That's 3 better than 2018 manuals and 4 better than 2018 automatics. Available in S and SE trim, the 2019 Golf 1.4T hatchback also adds a host of newly standard goodies, including Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert. We drove a 1.4T SE, whose turbo four was managed by the standard six-speed stick. Adding nary a dime in options, our $25,040 tester included a sunroof, heated front seats (featuring, oddly, a power seat-back recliner but manual controls for all other adjustments), keyless entry and start, and an 8-inch infotainment touch screen. That last item boasted a "capacitive" display that presents a clean, uncluttered

screen until a hand approaches, at which point -- before the screen is touched -- all the various choices suddenly appear. Very techy. The only factory options offered on SE are 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, auto dimming rear view mirror, Active Blind Spot Monitor to help keep the car in the lane (its "active" part

speed manual we had. Throttle response is immediate, thanks to a torque peak that comes fully onboard at a low 1,400 rpm, and the manual shifter is smoother than a siding salesman, finding its gates as if it had radar. Acceleration -- not this guy's strongest suit -- is only OK after a peppy from-stop launch.

New for 2019 is Golf's 147-hp, 1.4-liter turbo four, which makes less horsepower than its predecessor. But, thanks to new multi-gear transmissions and reduced curb weight, offers enhanced fuel economy and equally lively performance. Photos provided by Volkswagen. combines with Lane Assist for countersteer assistance), Adaptive Cruise Control, a Lane Keeping System and High Beam Control. All, save the Active Blind Spot Monitor, are bundled in a $1,295 Driver Assistance Pkg. Of course, being a hatchback, this guy is daily-life friendly. Not only is the cabin roomy for a compact -- rear leg room only suffers if a tall driver scoots full back -- but the hatchback cargo bay accommodates nearly 23 cubic feet of stuff with the back seat up, 54 when the aft bench is folded. Driving is fun -- particularly with the six04

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We greeted 60 mph in just under 8 seconds -no hot rod, to be sure (get a Golf GTI or R for that), but willing, nonetheless. Rather than straight-line speed, Golf shows its charm through a solid chassis, which helps this little hatch handle, ride and respond like a

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2019 GOLF 1.4T DRIVE FORMAT: Front-wheel drive BASE PRICE: S manual: $22,740; S automatic: $23,840; SE manual: $25,040; SE automatic: $26,140 PRICE AS DRIVEN: $25,040; Golf 1.4T SE with manual transmission, no options ENGINE: 1.4-liter turbocharged I-4 HORSEPOWER: 147 at 5000 rpm TORQUE: 184 lb.-ft. at 1400 rpm REQUIRED FUEL: Regular TRANSMISSIONS: Six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic EPA MPG: Manual: 29 city/37 hwy/32 combined; automatic: 29/37/32 WHEELBASE: 103.8 inches LENGTH: 167.6 inches BASE CURB WEIGHT: Manual: 2,873 lbs.; automatic: 2,945 lbs. CARGO CAPACITY (rear seat up/ down): 22.8 cu. ft./53.7 cu. ft. WHERE BUILT: Puebla, Mexico champ. If you like to drive -- and to do so in a manual-transmission car you can shake hands with -- this is a joy. In just over 100 miles, combining highway and city driving, we realized 33 mpg, 1 mpg more than the EPA figured. Finally, Golf's base price is up nearly a grand from last year -- from $21,805 for a 2018 S to $22,740 for a 2019. Our options-free SE, which would have stickered at $24,550 in 2018, was $25,040, a $490 increase. But, hey, we had an additional gear cog, better mpg and more safety nannies. The driving fun is no extra charge. This content was produced by Brand Ave. Studios. The news and editorial departments of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch had no role in its creation or display. For more information about Brand Ave. Studios, contact tgriffin@stltoday.com.


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

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

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2018 Audi A4 Premium Plus

2018 Audi A6 Premium Plus

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

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

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2018 Audi A5 Premium

2017 Audi A6

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

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

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$35,500

$37,309

$36,775

$35,963

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$47,963

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$32,500


BEST OF ST. CHARLES 4 YEARS IN A ROW BOMMARITO ST. PETERS

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$12,000

6 ACRES = 400 PRE-OWNED VEHICLES = $AVINGS 2008 VW Passat Wagon #V18632B

2007 Honda Fit Sport

2004 Toyota Highlander

2005 Mazda RX-8

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

#V18404A

SALE PRICE

#V19364A

#M18348A

$5,990

$6,990

$6,990

2007 Honda Odyssey EX-L

2004 Toyota Highlander

2007 VW GTI

2009 Scion xD

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

$5,990 #V18635A

#V19316A

#V19364A

$6,990

#B9730

$6,990

$6,990

$7,490

2008 Lincoln MKZ

2007 Nissan Xterra SE

2010 VW Touareg

2013 Nissan Versa SV

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

#C18005RA

#V19345A

#V18546B

#M19213A1

$7,990

$7,990

$7,990

$7,990

2011 Mazda 3 i Touring

2012 VW Golf TDI

2011 Cadillac CTS

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

#M9344B

#V9697

SALE PRICE

#C9320A

SALE PRICE

#C9277A

$8,490

$8,490

$8,990

$8,990

2008 Pontiac G8

2011 VW Jetta SE

2013 VW Jetta TDI

2010 VW CC Sport

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

#C18167B

#V19134A

#V9673

#V8367A

$8,990

$9,220

$9,490

$9,490

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES

2013 Chevy Equinox LT

2008 Cadillac DTS 1SE

2011 Ford Edge SEL

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

#B9817

#M9538A

#C9543A

#C9636A

$9,990

$9,990

$9,990

$10,490

2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT

2012 Ford Escape Limited

2011 VW EOS Komfort

2007 Lexus IS 250

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

#B9588A

#B9388A

$10,990

#V19154B

$10,990

$10,990

Bommarito "WHERE PRICE SELLS CARS"

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St. Peters Pre-Owned Super Center 4190 N. Service Rd. • I-70 & Cave Springs

(636) 928-2300

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6 Years / 100,000 Miles 12 Months / 12,000 Miles 24 Months / 24,000 Miles 6 Months / 7,500 Miles

BEST OF ST. CHARLES 4 YEARS IN A ROW BOMMARITO ST. PETERS

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6 ACRES = 400 PRE-OWNED VEHICLES = $AVINGS 2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited

2015 Kia Soul +

2015 Chevrolet Equinox LS

2011 VW Jetta SportWagen

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

#M19008A

#B9360A

#V9738

#C18189RA

$10,990

$10,990

$11,220

$11,990

2014 Ford Focus SE

2011 GMC Terrain SLE-2

2009 Ford Ranger XL/XLT

2013 Honda Accord LX

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

#B9835

#B9832

#V19240A

#V19305A

$11,990

$11,990

$11,990

$12,490

2010 Cadillac CTS

2016 Fiat 500x Pop

2009 Toyota Venza AWD

2011 Lexus ES 350

SALE PRICE

$12,990

SALE PRICE

$12,990

SALE PRICE

$12,990

SALE PRICE

$12,990

2017 Hyundai Accent SE

2007 Hummer H3x

2015 Toyota Corolla L

2011 Cadillac SRX

SALE PRICE

$13,490

SALE PRICE

$13,990

SALE PRICE

$13,990

SALE PRICE

$14,490

2016 Buick Verano Sport

2016 Mazda 3 i Touring

2016 Mazda 3 i Touring

2017 Chevy Impala LT

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

#B9770

#B9663A

#B9818

#M18176B

#B9734A

#M19134A

#B9821

#V9303A

#M9392

#C9598A1

#M9392

#B9582

$14,990

$14,990

$14,990

$15,490

2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport

2016 Scion iM HB CVT

2016 Jeep Patiot Sport SE

2014 Chrysler 300

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

#V18592A

#M18646A

#B9765

#B9110

$15,490

$15,990

$15,990

$15,990

2017 Fiat 500L Trekking

2018 Kia Forte LX

2017 Chevy Cruze Premier

2015 MINI Cooper Roadster

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

#M18617A

#B9629

$15,990

$15,990

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$16,220

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(636) 928-2300

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18,997

2018 NISSAN MURANO

$

15,997

2017 NISSAN MAXIMA

$

16,397

2018 NISSAN ROGUE $

18,997

2018 NISSAN SENTRA $

2018 NISSAN ALTIMA $ Stk. #95686SL, 2.5 S

2018 NISSAN ROGUE $

Stk. #95851SL

Stk. #96036SL, S

Stk. #95835SL, SR

$

Stk. #95934SL, SV

Stk. #95767SL, S

Stk. #95547SL, 3.5 S

20,997

24,397

22,997

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2017 NISSAN FONTIER

2018 NISSAN VERSA

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Stk. #96015SL, S

12,997

22,397

2018 NISSAN PATHFINDER $

270

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2013 BUICK ENCLAVE

2012 KIA SORENTO EX Stk. #95832-1

$7,697

Stk. #53468-1

$8,995

2009 NISSAN VERSA 1.8SL

2005 HYUNDAI ELANTRA Stk. #70190-1

$3,995

2013 KIA SOUL

2010 LINCOLN MKZ Stk. #51052-2

$6,995

2010 FORD F-150 SUPER CAB

$10,995

Stk. #95894-2

2007 INFINITI G35 SPORT Stk. #51317-1

$10,697

2007 BUICK LUCERNE CXL

$8,297

Stk. #95370-1

2014 HYUNDAI ELANTRA SPORT Stk. #70097-2

$8,397

Stk. #53391-1

2013 NISSAN PATHFINDER SV Stk. #96016-1

$7,397

Stk. #53310-1

2009 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

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$9,597

$5,995

Stk. #70544-1

$6,997

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2009 TOYOTA TUNDRA GRADE 5.7L Stk. #69689-1

$9,995

2006 NISSAN PATHFINDER SE Stk. #51758-2

$6,995 09

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2010 FORD EDGE LIMITED Stk. #53197-1

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4,004

$

2013 Dodge Dart SE Stk# 13101A

6,500

$

SALE PRICE

2011 Hyundai Azera GLS Stk#P9780A

SALE PRICE

8,275

$

2013 Chevy Malibu ECO Stock #P9781

SALE PRICE

9,500

$

2017 Ford Escape SE Stk# P9766

SALE PRICE

$

12,275

2013 Hyundai Genesis 3.8L Stk# 98225B

SALE PRICE

$

12,775

Stk# P9755A

SALE PRICE

4,004

$

2010 BMW 1 Series 128i Stk# P9735A

SALE PRICE

7,500

$

2015 Chevrolet Sonic LT Stk# P9833

SALE PRICE

8,775

$

2012 Volvo C70 T5 Stk# 28732A

SALE PRICE

$

10,701

2015 Mazda 6 i Touring Stk# 12806A

SALE PRICE

$

12,275

2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring Stk# 12662A

SALE PRICE

$

13,275

2003 Mercedes Benz E-Class

2012 Chevy Cruze LS

Stk# 12416D

Stk# P9277A

SALE PRICE

4,309

$

SALE PRICE

2007 GMC Acadia SLT

2007 Toyota Highlander

Stock # 41058A

Stk# 28984A

SALE PRICE

$

8,008

2008 Infiniti G35x Stock # 96360M

SALE PRICE

8,775

$

2009 Mercedes Benz M-Class 3.5L Stk# 97175M

SALE PRICE

$

11,500

2010 Chevy Camaro 1LT Stk# 97436A

SALE PRICE

$

12,309

2012 Buick Enclave

SALE PRICE

*Excludes model year 2009 and older and any vehicle with 80,000 or more miles.

13,275

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT w/1LT Stock # P9764A

SALE PRICE

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$

2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Stk# P9836

SALE PRICE

$

12,012

2012 Audi A6 3.0T Prestige Stk# 27868A

SALE PRICE

$

12,309

2015 Audi A3 1.8T Premium Stk# 29155A

SALE PRICE

15736 Manchester at Clarkson Rd. 10

8,275

$

SALE PRICE

Stock #: P9796

$

4,309

$

$

13,275

2004 Chevrolet Malibu LT

2001 Lexus IS 300 Stk# 29033C

Stk# 12647A

4,555

$

SALE PRICE

2011 Chrysler 300 Limited Stk# 98222B

SALE PRICE

8,275

$

2015 Toyota Corolla LE Stk# 40337B

SALE PRICE

9,009

$

2010 Mercedes Benz E 350 Stk# 79015A

SALE PRICE

$

12,275

2010 Lexus RX 350 Stk# P9513

SALE PRICE

$

12,500

2010 Lexus IS 250 AWD Stock #: P9583A

SALE PRICE

$

13,963

4,555

$

SALE PRICE

2011 Ford Mustang V6 Stk# 13113A

8,275

$

SALE PRICE

2008 Toyota Highlander

Bommarito

Stk# P9755A

2008 Volkswagen Rabbit S

West County Pre-Owned Center

dless of year, make, model or condition. d

AND FACTORY CERTIFIED

CERTIFIED VEHICLES

2008 Volkswagen Rabbit S

Stk# P9543A

9,009

$

SALE PRICE

2011 Audi Q5 3.2L Premium Plus Stk# 29099A

$

SALE PRICE

12,275

2013 Volvo XC60 T6 Stk# P9758

SALE PRICE

$

12,721

2013 Infiniti JX35 Stock #: P9577A

SALE PRICE

$

14,963

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14410 MANCHESTER ROAD MANCHESTER, MO 63011 SALES (636) 227-8303 SERVICE (877) 589-2738 • PARTS (877) 606-3265

VOLVO CERTIFIED 5 YEAR UNLIMITED MILEAGE WARRANTY $20,000

$20,500

$20,500

$22,980

2016 VOLVO S60 T5 PREMIER SEDAN

2016 VOLVO S60 T5 R-DESIGN SPECIAL EDITION SEDAN

2016 VOLVO S60 T5 PREMIER SEDAN

2016 VOLVO S60 T5 R-DESIGN SPECIAL EDITION

$24,800

$24,800

$42,500

$43,500

2017 VOLVO V60 T5 FWD PLATINUM WAGON

2017 VOLVO V60 T5 FWD PLATINUM WAGON

2018 VOLVO S90 T6 AWD INSCRIPTION

2018 VOLVO S90 T6 AWD INSCRIPTION

Stk # L14791

Stk # L1494

Stk # L1529

Stk # L1494

Stk # L1520

Stk # L1556

Stk # L1582

Stk # L1543

06 Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan................................#199011 ........ $4,850 16 Volvo S60 T5 ................................................#L1529 ...... $20,780 18 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 AWD...............#L1571 ...... $27,850 16 Volvo XC90 SUV ...........................................#L1591 ...... $38,880 07 Nissan Xterra X SUV..................................#P43255 ........ $7,855 16 BMW 328i i xDrive.....................................#198451 ...... $23,880 16 Volvo XC60 T5 Premier................................#L1587 ...... $27,940 07 Acura Mdx 3.7L Tech. Pkg........................#L15301 ........ $9,500 17 Volvo V60 T5 FWD Platinum Wagon ..........#L1494 ...... $24,800 16 Volvo XC60 T5 Premier................................#L1588 ...... $27,955 11 GMC Acadia SUV........................................#198211 ........ $9,500 13 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE .......#196421 ...... $24,835 18 Volvo S60 Cross Country T5 AWD ..............#L1502 ...... $28,800

16 Volvo XC90 SUV ...........................................#L1566 ...... $40,000 16 Volvo XC90 SUV .........................................#197901 ...... $40,000

10 Jeep Wrangler Sport SUV .........................#P43252 ...... $11,750 16 Volvo S60 T5 Premier .................................#L1585 ...... $24,850 16 Volvo XC60 T5 Premier SUV........................#L1563 ...... $28,800 18 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription Sedan ........#L1543 ...... $43,500 14 Chevrolet Equinox LS SUV........................#197862 ...... $11,755 16 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 Platinum.......#L1583 ...... $25,000 16 Acura MDX Sh-AWD W/ Advance Pkg SUV #198341.... $28,800 16 Volvo XC90 SUV .........................................#198321 ...... $45,000 16 Chevrolet Malibu LS with 1LS Sedan......#L15471 ...... $11,890 16 Volvo XC60 T5 Drive-E Premier SUV .......#L15541 ...... $25,000 16 Volvo XC60 T6 SUV ......................................#L1589 ...... $29,925 16 Volvo XC90 SUV ...........................................#L1541 ...... $45,800 12 Volvo S60 T6 Sedan...................................#193321 ...... $13,500 17 Volvo S60 T5 Inscription Sedan.................#L1560 ...... $25,000 15 Ford F-150 Truck Supercrew Cab............#197121 ...... $33,750 14 Volkswagen GTI Wolfsburg Edition..........#L15031 ...... $13,500 16 Volvo XC60 T5 Drive-E Platinum................#L1592 ...... $25,000 16 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design Platinum SUV.....#L1567 ...... $35,000 18 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Inscription SUV..........#L1579 ...... $50,000 14 Toyota Avalon Sedan.................................#L15681 ...... $15,000 16 Volvo XC60 T5 Drive-E Premier SUV ..........#L1590 ...... $25,880 17 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription Sedan .......#L1551 ...... $35,500 18 Ford Expedition Max Limited SUV .............#P4311 ...... $50,000 15 Acura TLX with Technology Pkg Sedan...#197411 ...... $17,922 16 Volvo XC60 T6 Drive-E.................................#L1584 ...... $26,877 17 Nissan Armada Platinum SUV..................#192411 ...... $35,500 18 Volvo XC90 Hybrid T8 R-Design SUV ........#L1524 ...... $63,200 12 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan ......#196422 ...... $18,780 18 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 AWD Wagon..#L1462 ...... $26,880 16 Volvo XC90 SUV .........................................#195881 ...... $35,877 16 Volvo S60 T5 Premier Sedan....................#L14791 ...... $20,000 16 Volvo XC60 T5 Premier................................#L1572 ...... $27,500 16 Volvo XC90 T5 Momentum AWD SUV.........#L1559 ...... $35,922 18 Volvo XC90 Hybrid T8 R-Design SUV............#L1524 ...... $63,200 16 Volvo S60 T5 Premier Sedan......................#L1520 ...... $20,500 2016 Volvo XC60 T5 Premier SUV ...................#L1572 ...... $27,500 16 Volvo XC90 SUV ...........................................#L1573 ...... $37,744 18 Volvo XC90 Hybrid T8 AWD Inscription SUV#L1557 ...... $66,800

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Bommarito 2008 Mazda 3 SALE PRICE

Stk. #37093A

$5,250

2014 FORD FOCUS SE SALE PRICE

Stk. # 44193B

$9,469

2012 Honda CR-V EX-L SALE PRICE

Stk. #37090A

$13,990

2016 Chevrolet Malibu LT SALE PRICE

Stk. #P6714

$15,350

2016 Mazda CX-3 Sport SALE PRICE

Stk. #35601A

$16,463

2010 Kia Soul

2007 CHEVY IMPALA 3.5L SALE PRICE

Stk. #44194B

$5,990

SALE PRICE

2015 Mazda 6 i Touring SALE PRICE

Stk. #P6708A

$12,990

Stk. #P6560A

$13,990

2016 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT SALE PRICE

Stk. #P6718

$15,450

2018 CHEVY CRUZE LT SALE PRICE

Stk. # P6769

$7,990

2015 Kia Soul!

2017 Chevrolet Cruze LS SALE PRICE

Stk. #44378A

SALE PRICE

Stk. #P6633A

$12,990

2017 Kia Sorento LT SALE PRICE

Stk. #35588A

$14,369

2017 Chevrolet Cruze LT SALE PRICE

Stk. #P6681

$15,490

2018 Dodge Journey SE

$16,569

SALE PRICE

Stk. #P6687

$16,575

South County Pre-Owned Center 2012 Mazda 6 s Grand Touring SALE PRICE

Stk. #35054A

$8,850

2016 Chevrolet Equinox LS SALE PRICE

Stk. #44442A

$12,990

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Limited LS SALE PRICE

Stk. #P6749

$14,469

2014 Mazda 3 s Touring SALE PRICE

Stk. #P6673

$15,963

Stk. #P6690

Stk. #35613A

SALE PRICE

$9,450

2012 Lincoln MKZ SALE PRICE

Stk. #35055A

$12,994

2016 Chevrolet Malibu LT SALE PRICE

Stk. #P6706

$14,950

2015 Honda Accord EX-L

2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX SALE PRICE

2014 KIA SOUL!

$16,750

SALE PRICE

Stk. #44443A

$15,969

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE SALE PRICE

Stk. #P6746

$16,769

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS SALE PRICE

Stk. #44261B

$9,469

2017 Jeep Patriot Sport SALE PRICE

Stk. #P6685

$13,990

2017 Chevrolet Cruze LT SALE PRICE

Stk. #P6694

$14,990

2017 Chevy Impala LT SALE PRICE

Stk. #P6605

$15,990

2017 GMC SIERRA SLT SALE PRICE

Stk. #44386A

$39,969

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2006 BMW M3

8,775

$

Stk# 96360M

SALE PRICE

2018 MAZDA CX-9 SPORT Stk# 12044L

SALE PRICE

$

14,775

31,611

Stk# 28207L

SALE PRICE

8,275

$

SALE PRICE

2019 MAZDA CX-3 TOURING

Stk# P9789

SALE PRICE

49,500

$

20,309

Stk# 80015A

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

23,275

$

Stk# P9513

SALE PRICE

12,500

$

2017 JEEP RENEGADE TRAILHAWK

46,555

$

2016 HONDA CIVIC LX

$

Stk# 80363A

2010 LEXUS RX 350

2017 JAGUAR F-PACE R-SPORT

Stk# P9827

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

$

2018 AUDI Q7 PREMIUM

2012 FORD FOCUS SE

Stk# P9727

Stk# P9747

2018 FORD MUSTANG

Stk# P9794

SALE PRICE

19,275

$

2017 LEXUS RX 350

15,275

$

Stk# P9626

SALE PRICE

39,500

$

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2014 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA PREMIUM Stk# V9737

SALE PRICE

2014 FORD FOCUS SE

$

12,490

2014 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT SE Stk# V9714A

SALE PRICE 2016 BUICK VERANO SPORT TOURING

Stk# M19134A

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

11,990

$

2018 INFINITI QX60

$

15,990

Stk# B9830

SALE PRICE

$

14,990

Stk# M18682A

SALE PRICE

33,490

$

10,990

Stk# B9817

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

38,490

$

Stk# C18286RA

SALE PRICE

14,990

$

2009 SCION XD

24,990

$

2017 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE G4 ES

$

Stk# C9505A

2011 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 LT

2013 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T

2004 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT Stk# B9588A

Stk# B9835

2015 CHEVROLET TAHOE LT

Stk# B9730

SALE PRICE

7,490

$

2018 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN SE

9,990

$

Stk# V9600

SALE PRICE

23,490

$

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2018 Audi Q5

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

2018 Audi Q5

2018 Audi Q7

2016 BMW M255i

2016 BMW x6 xDrive 35i

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

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

Premium, 21xxx Miles, AWD, Turbo Charged, #P9675

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

xDrive Coupe, 36K Miles, 6 Cyl, 3.0L, AWD, Auto #P9768

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2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

2018 Audi Q7

2017 Audi Q7 Premium Plus

2016 BMW M3

2018 Volvo XC90

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$40,500

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$29,500

$42,750

$63,200

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2014 Audi RS 7

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2015 Cadillac Escalade

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2017 Audi Q7 Premium Plus

2016 BMW 328ii

2016 BMW 4

2013 Cadillac Escalade Plat.

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2016 BMW X5 50i

2016 Cadillac XTS

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2016 Chevy Equinox

2011 Chevy Impala

2015 Chevy Silverado LT

2018 Chevy Tahoe

2016 Ford Escape SE

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2018 Chevy Express 3500 LT

2016 Chevy Malibu LS

2016 Chevy Silverado LT

2018 Chevy Tahoe LT

2016 Volvo XC60 T6

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2016 Chevy Silverado LT

2014 Chevy Traverse

2015 Ford Explorer LTD

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2018 Chevy Express

2008 Chevy Silverado

2016 Chevy Silverado LT

2006 Civic Sedan

2016 Volvo XC90

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2007 Chevy Impala LT

2015 Chevy Silverado LT

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2017 Dodge Grand Caravan

2016 Ford F-150 XLT

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2016 GMC Yukon

2017 Honda Pilot EX-L

2019 Infiniti QX50

2017 Infiniti QX80

2017 Jeep Patriot

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

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2016 GMC Yukon Denali

2018 Infiniti Q60

2016 Infiniti QX50

2016 Infiniti QX80

2017 Jeep Renegade

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2012 HD Fatboy

2018 Infiniti Q60 3.0t Luxe

2019 Infiniti QX50

2017 Jaguar F-Pace 35t

2016 Volvo S60 T5

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$46,309

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2016 Honda Accord

2019 Infiniti QX50

2019 Infiniti QX60 LUXE

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2017 Kia Sorento

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Sedan Sport, 4 Cyl, 2.4L FWD, 12xxx Miles, #P9742

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2016 LR Range Rover

2009 MB AMG

2018 Tesla Model 3

2016 Volvo XC90

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E 300

2012 Ultra: 3800 Mi.

2018 Volvo V60

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2011 Nissan Sentra SR

2016 Volvo S60

2017 Volvo S90 T6

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2018 Mazda CX-9

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S

2016 BMW 328i

2016 Volvo XC90

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Signature, 2xxx Miles, AWD, Auto, #12129L

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2016 Porsche 911

2016 Volvo S60 T5

2014 VW GTI

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Grand Touring, Loaded, Full Power #35054A

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EV2 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH BRIDGE TIPS • BOB JONES North-South vulnerable, North deals NORTH ♠A Q 2 ♥K ♦J 10 7 5 4 2 ♣K Q 7 WEST EAST ♠10 8 7 6 5 ♠K J 9 ♥5 ♥Q 10 7 2 ♦9 8 3 ♦A K Q ♣9 5 3 2 ♣10 8 4 SOUTH ♠4 3 ♥A J 9 8 6 4 3 ♦6 ♣A J 6 The bidding: NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST 1♦ 1NT 4♥ All pass Opening lead: Five of ♣ South could have made his contract easily had he won the opening club lead in his hand with the ace and led a diamond. He then could have used dummy’s entries to ruff diamonds and eventually reached a position where East would be forced to either give away his second trump trick or allow declarer to discard his spade loser. Hands like this, where the location of all the missing high cards is known, are usually easy to play. The hand looked too easy and, as a result, South played too quickly. He won the opening lead with dummy’s king,

NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD cashed the king of hearts, and crossed to his hand with the jack of clubs. He cashed the ace of hearts and learned that he had two trump losers. The hand suddenly got his attention. He played the hand skillfully from this point. South cashed his ace of clubs, removing East’s safe exit card, and led his diamond to dummy’s jack and East’s queen. East had no good choices, but he had to lead something. He led the ace of diamonds, which declarer ruffed, and South exited with a low heart to East’s 10. East could cash his queen of hearts, but then had to lead the king of diamonds, establishing dummy’s suit, or lead a spade into dummy’s ace-queen. East was a gentleman. He folded his cards in concession and congratulated South on getting out of trouble so competently.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH Focus on a domestic issue. How you see a changeable situation depends on your ability to visualize the long-term implications. A misunderstanding seems to come out of the blue thanks to a difference in perceptions. You will resolve the issue quickly. Tonight: Kiss and make up. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH Be aware of the costs of proceeding as you have. Can your budget really handle this type of expenditure? Communication could be off for a good part of the day. If hitting a hassle, wait until late in the day to make peace. Tonight: Out for dinner. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH You could be on a roll for most of the day. Do be careful, as others might be more fragile or uppity than you are. You could easily irritate them when you are so upbeat and they are not. Tonight: Making amends. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You have a unique style of communication. You spend a lot of time pondering how to best approach a touchy situation. Be wise: Keep difficult personal matters out of your work hours. Tonight: A caring gesture goes far. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH Use the daylight hours to the max. Zero in on your priorities to avoid confusion. The unexpected could force you to rethink your plans. You might opt to do less talking and suggesting for the day. Tonight: Just for you.

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21 Powerful checker 22 “I’ll spring for it” 23 National park in Utah 24 Latin word on a dollar bill 29 Pipe part 31 Basted, e.g. 33 Indigenous Peruvian 34 Whack 35 Littlest piggy 39 “My assumption is ...”

40 Time of day, in ads 41 Archived document 43 Current device 44 Delivery door location, often 45 Silky cottons 46 Fired 47 Opposite of staccato 48 Foams 49 Universal 54 Supply that no one’s supposed to find

55 Secondlongestrunning Broadway musical ever (after “The Phantom of the Opera”) 57 A very long time back 59 Provider of directions to a farmer 60 Mild cheese 64 Wow 65 ___ Constitution

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Touch base with a friend at a distance late in the day. You have many responsibilities that you need to handle first. A loved one, child or potential new sweetie could become somewhat touchy and difficult. Tonight: Chat the night away. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Make an effort to understand another’s point of view. At first you could have difficulty identifying with him or her. Let this person explain his or her rationale. Tonight: To the wee hours. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHHH Others give you strong feedback that you might not want to hear. As a result, you could cop an attitude. Be smart; listen and evaluate the suggestions you receive. Tonight: Chat the night away.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Others seek you out. If single, you could be overwhelmed by all that is happening. You might overspend to ease some tension. Be careful! One-on-one relating takes you down a new path. Tonight: Let your hair down. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH Plunge into work as if there is no tomorrow. When a distraction comes down your path, you will be happy that you pushed so hard. Others seek you out at the end of the day. Make plans that suit you. Tonight: Say “yes” to an invitation. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Tap into your creativity to find answers that suit both you and work. Others might be cynical at first. Keep your thoughts about their reactions to yourself. Tonight: Squeeze in some exercise.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You might be slow to get going, but once you do, you get a lot done quickly. News could encourage you to shorten some of your procedures or style of communicating. Tonight: Anything is possible. STLtoday.com/horoscopes Get expanded horoscope information: star charts, peak times, outlooks and Chinese Zodiac data.

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Crime shows incite parents’ paranoia Dear Stepping • When you leave for your walk, tell your parents approximately what time they can expect you back, leaving yourself a few minutes’ leeway. Then silence your cellphone and enjoy your walk. Dear Abby • Is it wrong to question some belief or fact that someone else has brought up? I’m not in the habit of picking fights or bringing up controversial topics in social situations. But if someone else brings it up first or makes a verifiable claim, I think I’m within my rights to ask for a source or to argue the point if I disagree. I am being told that doing this is rude. I always thought that if someone makes a claim or statement, then it’s acceptable for the people you are talking with to ask where the information came from or to disagree. — Friendly Discussion Dear Friendly • I think it depends upon the subject being discussed and the tone in which the ques-

tion is asked. Sometimes it ain’t what you say as much as the way it comes across that makes others defensive. Dear Abby • At the checkout counter I noticed the clerk had a tattoo in the cleavage of her breasts. I could see it because of her low-cut blouse. What’s the correct protocol? Should I ignore the obvious, or should I look closer to be sure I am seeing it correctly? Should I compliment her on her nice tattoo? — Baffled in the Midwest Dear Baffled • I’m so glad you asked! What you should do is keep your eyes focused on the tally the computer monitor shows to be sure the checker is ringing up your purchase correctly. It’s the way to make the “breast” of a touchy situation. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, Calif. 90069.

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CAROLYN HAX

It might be best to just ‘sin’ and bear it Carolyn Hax is away. This column ran previously.

do we get the woman to butt out? — It’s Still Salvageable, Right?

Dear Carolyn • I have a great boyfriend whom I’ve been with for several years, and we just bought a house together. The problem: His mother thinks we’re living in sin because we’re not married. She tells her son this about once every three months. I have a problem with people intruding on my personal life. I can’t say anything to his mom because she hasn’t addressed me yet — although her last email came close to calling me a woman of loose morals — but everything the boyfriend has tried hasn’t worked. Of course, if we do marry and have kids, it will be, “Why don’t you go to church?” We have an extremely honest relationship, so he knows how I feel. He’s willing to fight his mother over it, because he agrees with my concept of privacy. How

Answer • “We” won’t get “the woman” to butt out, because “you” have little or nothing to do with it. Until she does address you directly, the mother is butting into her son’s life, not yours. Your boyfriend can, and should, tell his mom he loves and/or respects her but has made his own choice, and will no longer discuss it. Nicely but firmly. It is his rightful place to ask the woman to butt out but don’t expect him to get the woman to butt out. He has tried before, right? And failed? That’s because she can think what she wants, and she can say what she wants to her son. She can also be pushy, judgmental and obnoxious. So get out of the hopingshe’ll-butt-out business. Try celebrating that, along with the many things you and

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Dear Abby • I dwell in a small, Southern and, I thought, safe hometown. I’m currently unemployed, and therefore unable to afford a place of my own. I live with my parents. I have jobsearched for months now for something within walking distance. I pay for food with food stamps, but I can’t yet pay for transportation, insurance, necessities, etc. My problem is, I love to walk four to six times a week for 30 minutes to an hour. It helps me with depression and boosts my self-esteem, health and wellness. It shouldn’t be a problem, right? Well, I’ve been warned several times that I could get hit by a vehicle, kidnapped and even murdered. (My parents are TV crime show fans.) I have spoken with the police in my area. They assure me it’s safe to be out for a walk. Yet, if I’m gone more than 15 or 20 minutes, I receive incessant, ominous warning calls on my cellphone. What can I do about their overactive spookiness? — Stepping out in Arkansas

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your boyfriend can do about his mother: ignore her; trust your own judgment; rejoice in the relative infrequency of her butt-ins; love each other. Dear Carolyn • I love my girlfriend, but I can’t stand her relatives. How can I gracefully avoid social gatherings without letting them (and her) know that I don’t like them? — Maryland Answer • To avoid letting them know: Decline most but not all invitations. That way you have courtesy cover and aren’t making an obvious statement. To avoid letting your girlfriend know: a very bad idea. Just as her relatives are part of who she is, your dislike of them is part of who you are. She deserves to know whom she’s dating. tellme@washpost.com

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Calculating cholesterol risk differs for men and women Dear Dr. Roach • I am a 66-year-old male, 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighing 220 pounds. I am active and fit. My cholesterol recently has been between 208 and 214 in the past two physicals. My HDL is 54. My doc said it is time for 20 mg Lipitor, as better eating did not lower it as I had hoped. Since I started, my cholesterol is 145. My girlfriend is also 66, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 135 pounds. She is active with me. She has been taking red yeast rice for years to help with her elevated cholesterol, two pills daily. During a recent blood test, her cholesterol was around 245-250. Her HDL is 93. Her primary doctor says not to do anything different, but I’m thinking she should be taking Lipitor or an equivalent. Aren’t both men and women’s cholesterol levels recommended to be below 200? Should she talk to her doc again? — P.B.

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Answer • The goal for treating cholesterol is not to make the numbers better; it’s to reduce the risk of a heart attack. Consequently, it’s important to take a holistic view of a person’s risk of having a heart attack before thinking about using a medication. This includes a careful evaluation of diet, stress and exercise. Family history is an oftenneglected risk factor, and there are nontraditional risk factors (one is the quality of personal relationships) that most physicians don’t spend enough time obtaining, let alone discussing how to improve. Most calculators are unable to synthesize all of these risk factors. The most commonly used ones look at blood pressure, cholesterol, age and sex: putting your information (prior to starting Lipitor) into one of these calculators gives the result that your risk of a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years is 12.3 percent (I made the assumption that your blood pressure is about average). With this result, most guidelines agree with your doctor that Lipitor is a good choice for you. Your girlfriend has the advantage of female sex and a high HDL. This protects her to a large extent, so her 10-year risk is only 5 percent (with the same assumptions about her blood pressure). The guidelines agree with her doctor that no Lipitor or similar medicine is indicated. Finally, red yeast rice contains a substance that is identical to the active ingredient in lovastatin, one of the first statin drugs. The amount of the substance (monacolin K) is generally smaller than in the prescribed drug, and there are not long-term trials showing reduction in heart attacks, as there are with statin drugs.

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