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Less than a year after it acquired Creve Coeur-based Monsanto, Bayer AG is finding it also gained a major and expensive headache. While the German company insists Roundup, the weedkiller developed by Monsanto, is safe, a second jury this week linked the widely-used product to cancer. That finding, which caused Bayer’s stock to tumble by more than 12 percent on Wednesday, now has analysts weighing how much of a financial hit Bayer will take in the face of mounting lawsuits. Since its first defeat in court in August, the company has lost more than $30 billion in market value — nearly half the value of the $63 billion it paid for Monsanto. Bayer acquired Monsanto in order to remain a global competitor in seeds and agricultural products. With the deal, which closed June 7, Bayer gained unique technology and product lines, as well as a major research and development

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Property values up, so taxes are likely to follow By JaCOB BarKEr St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The good news? Many St. Louis-area homeowners probably saw the value of their property increase by about 10 percent. The bad news? That means tax bills are probably going up. The St. Louis County assessor’s office kicked off the every-other-year reassessment ritual with preliminary estimates that the residential assessed value increased by 15 percent across the county. In 2017, the last reassessment, final assessed residential value rose about 9.5 percent in the county. Total assessed value rose 9 percent. Early data from this year show home values rose in every school district in the county, an improvement from 2017 when some of the poorest areas of north St. Louis County did not see overall increases. “I’m thrilled to see good news about home values

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Judge halts drilling in Wyoming over climate concerns

First drug for postpartum depression is approved — but it’s costly

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BILLINGs, MONT. • A judge blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles in Wyoming and said the federal government must consider the cumulative climate change impact of leasing broad swaths of U.S. public land for oil and gas exploration. The order marks the latest in a string of court rulings over the past decade — including one last month in Montana — that have faulted the U.S. for inadequate consideration of greenhouse gas emissions when approving oil, gas and coal projects on federal land. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras in Washington appeared to go a step further than other judges in his order issued late Tuesday. Previous rulings focused on individual lease sales or permits. But Contreras said that when the U.S. Bureau of Land Management auctions public lands for oil and gas leasing, officials must consider emissions from past, present and foreseeable future oil and gas

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug specifically for postpartum depression — a debilitating condition that affects hundreds of thousands of women a year in the United States. The disorder, which begins during pregnancy or within a month of childbirth, is characterized by feelings of worthlessness or guilt, or thoughts of suicide, and is far more severe than the common “baby blues.” The condition can interfere with a mother’s ability to bond with an infant, which can affect the baby’s development. An estimated 400,000 women in the United States each year suffer from postpartum depression. The drug, approved Tuesday, is called brexanolone and will be marketed under the name Zulresso. Its manufacturer, Sage Therapeutics in Cambridge, Mass., said a course of treatment would cost $20,000 to $35,000. Tiffany Farchione, acting director of the psychiatry

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Police ignored orders to end chase, suit says • A3 Teen charged as an adult in MetroLink killing • A5 Fed foresees no 2019 interest rate hikes • A10 Cards hope to get offense going in final week • B1

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Mike McKim stands this month in the front entrance to Assisi House 1 on Queens Avenue in St. Louis. McKim, who has lived in Assisi House 1 since it opened in 2014, is now its manager.

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t was the timing of unfortunate circumstances that threw Wayne Landers into homelessness back in 2017. First, he lost two jobs within two months, after his warehouse job relocated to another city and the popular bar spot he worked at shuttered. Then, the north St. Louis County trailer park he was living in closed, leaving its residents adrift. Landers found himself relying on the kindness of relatives and friends to

finance his stay at a motel. He felt lost and depressed. “I didn’t know where I was going to be from week to week,” Landers said. Landers remained in effect homeless for three months, until his sister told him about nonprofit Assisi House. Now, he has been living at Assisi 1, one of five low-cost shelters born of the efforts of a group of longtime volunteers working with the homeless. Landers lives in a room with a lock, a place for his personal possessions, and a community of other men in situations see hOME • Page a4

LUCKY 25 AT SLU WILL SEE BILLIKENS PLAY Madeline Meger, a St. Louis University sophomore, jumps up Wednesday to claim her free trip to see the Billikens play in the NCAA Tournament in San Jose, Calif. A $50,000 gift from SLU alumnus Richard Chaifetz, plus gifts from other donors, will give 25 randomly picked students a chartered round-trip flight, hotel and transportation. Five alternate winners were also picked. Coverage in Sports

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Heck, we even seem slim compared with our major-city neighbors. Memphis was No. 3 overall in the U.S. and also won the dubious distinction of being the top city in the obesity/overweight category. Our major neighbors finished thusly: Louisville (17); Nashville (18); Indianapolis (45); Kansas City (47); and Cincinnati (60). Somehow, Chicago fared better on the list than we did, coming in at No. 78.

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JOE, COOL • Journalism giant Joseph Pulitzer will be front-page and center next month at an outdoor screening of a documentary about the life of the founder of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. On April 3, the Nine Network will host a screening of “Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People.” The show is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Media Commons just west of Grand Avenue and Olive Street. After the screening, Nine’s content director Jim Kirchherr will lead a discussion of Pulitzer and the film. Director/ producer Oren Rudavsky will take part in the talk. “All I knew about Joseph Pulitzer was that he had created the Pulitzer Prizes,” Rudavsky said. “When I started to dig, I realized he was not only a really interesting guy, but he was quite relevant to the moment we are in in America.” Adam Driver narrates the documentary. Liev Schreiber provides the voice of Pulitzer, and Tim Blake Nelson supplies the voice of President Theodore Roosevelt. The film, which is part Driver of the “American Masters” series, will make its broadcast premiere on April 12 on KETC (Channel 9). The doc explores how Pulitzer, a penniless young Jewish immigrant from Hungary, came to fight for freedom of the press. In 1878, Pulitzer bought the St. Louis Dispatch and merged it with another newspaper to create the Post-Dispatch. Attendees are encouraged to bring

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chairs. The event will be moved indoors in case of bad weather. The screening is free and open to the public, but registration is required at nineNet.org/Pulitzer. CHEWING THE FAT • STL is not the fattest metro in the state. Congratulations, Kansas City. Our metropolitan area clocked in at No. 62 in the “Fattest Cities in America” list from the rankers at personal finance website WalletHub. The list took into account the 100 most-populated U.S. metro areas, using 19 separate indicators divided into three main categories: When it comes to obesity/overweight issues, we finished at No. 47. We registered at No. 64 for health consequences, which considered conditions such as diabetes and heart disease; and at No. 76 in the food/fitness category, which generally looked at diet and exercise.

TO OUR HEALTH • When it comes to overall health, there’s good news if you live in St. Louis or St. Charles counties. Not so much for those living in St. Louis city. Of the 115 counties in the Show-Me Sector, the city came in at No. 112. On the healthier hand, St. Charles was ranked at the top of the list, while St. Louis County registered at No. 18. The rankings are contained in a report from the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Jefferson, Warren and Lincoln counties made it into the top one-third, with No. 32, No. 33 and No. 39 placements, respectively. Franklin County cracked the top half of the list by placing at No. 55. The rankings looked at 30 factors in four main categories. The city’s poor showing includes finishing dead last, No. 115, in the “social and economic” area that looked at violent crime, unemployment and poverty. The only counties with worse results than St. Louis city were the counties of Mississippi, Ripley and Pemiscot, all generally in the “Bootheel” area of the state. Joe Holleman • 314-340-8254 @stlsherpa on Twitter jholleman@post-dispatch.com

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ST. LOUIS > Recorder hires ex-legislator who was jailed on theft charge • A former state legislator jailed in 2014 for felony theft has been hired by the city’s recorder of deeds. Former state Rep. Steve Webb, D-Florissant, began work in early January in a clerical position, Recorder of Deeds Michael Butler said Wednesday. Webb, who chaired the Missouri Legislative Black Webb Caucus, resigned from the House in 2013 after he was accused of misusing money donated to the caucus. He was charged with soliciting a $3,000 donation from Community Loans of America to sponsor a black caucus reception in Washington. Instead, according to court documents, he deposited the money in an account in the name of the Missouri Black Caucus and then transferred it to a personal account for his own use. He pleaded guilty to felony theft and was sentenced to 45 days in jail and five years’ probation. Butler, who served with Webb in the House, said Webb had great leadership qualities and was dedicated and a hard worker. “He’s made this office much better,” he said. “He’s worked in corporate America. He’s owned his own business.” Asked by a reporter why he had hired someone with a criminal record, Butler responded, “Why not?” Butler’s personnel manager, Tim Person, said Webb’s annual salary was about $38,000. Webb, 43, is among several people with the title of recorder clerk II, Butler said.

OLIVETTE > Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million sold in Olivette • Someone purchased a Mega Millions ticket at On the Run, 9371 Olive Road, that is worth $1 million. The ticket was sold for the March 19 drawing. The ticket sold matched all five whiteball numbers — 10, 42, 53, 67 and 68 — to win the $1 million “Match 5” prize, the Missouri Lottery said in a news release. The winner has until Sept. 15 to claim the prize. The Lottery advises the winner to sign the back of the ticket immediately. KANSAS CITY, MO. > Amtrak suspends River Runner Service • Passenger rail traffic along a popular Missouri route has been suspended and evacuations continue amid flooding along the Missouri River. Amtrak said Tuesday that it was temporarily halting its Missouri River Runner Service between Kansas City and St. Louis. The company says that because of the flooding, freight traffic has been diverted to tracks Amtrak uses. Buses will transport passengers instead. CHICAGO > List of accused Illinois clergy incomplete, attorneys say • Advocates for clergy abuse victims say their list of 395 priests or lay people in Illinois who have been publicly accused of sexually abusing children is far more extensive than the names already released by the state’s six dioceses. The new list, released Wednesday, pulls names from lawsuits, news articles and other public sources. Attorneys Jeff Anderson and Marc Pearlman say the disparity shows church leaders continue to conceal the scope of the clergy abuse crisis. Of the 395 names on the list, only one is a priest still in active ministry, they said.

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Tyler Perry comes through for slain woman’s family Less than a day after the family of a slain single mother of four launched a fundraising appeal, actor and moviemaker Tyler Perry lent his support. News outlets report Perry offered to take care of the family’s rent to stave off eviction, arrange for 45-year-old Tynesha Evans’ body to be flown to Wisconsin for burial and cover her 18-year-old daughter’s tuition at Spelman College so she doesn’t have to drop out. Evans was killed Saturday outside a bank near Atlanta. Her boyfriend, Othniel Inniss, 58, was arrested at the scene. Evans was an author and a full-time health care worker. Two of her four children are minors. One of them, Shakemia Turner, 14, called Perry “an angel on Earth.” Highway may be named for Franklin • In a sign of R-E-S-P-E-C-T, the Michigan Legislature is expected to honor the late Queen of Soul with a highway designation. The Michigan House voted 101-6 on Tuesday to designate a portion of M-10 in Detroit as the “Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway.” Franklin grew up in Detroit and died there last year of pancreatic cancer. The legislation now goes to the state Senate. The sponsor, Rep. Leslie Love, D-Detroit, says Franklin was a “special lady” who fought for civil rights and “gave us all a soundtrack to our lives.” Lewis cancels shows • Rock ’n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center after a stroke last month but will have to cancel upcoming shows, including his appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. According to a statement from his neurologist released Monday, Lewis, 83, is expected to fully recover. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer also announced he is canceling his April 28 appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, a May 18 concert in Knoxville, Tenn., and a June 8 concert in Alexandria, Va.

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Authorities work the scene of a fatal crash in Weldon Spring on Nov. 17, 2018. Police say Aron J. Richardson fled a traffic stop in an SUV and collided with another vehicle, killing the driver, Krystofer M. Batsell.

WELDON SPRING • The parents of a driver who was killed in a police pursuit in November say in a lawsuit that a St. Charles County police officer ignored two orders to end the chase before the crash. The parents of Krystofer M. Batsell, 21, of St. Charles County, who was killed in the Nov. 17 crash, originally sued the driver who was fleeing police, Aron J. Richardson, of Union, in December.

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Late Tuesday, they added St. Charles County, police and Officer Amanda Hopkins to the suit. Kenneth and Constance Batsell’s suit, filed in St. Charles County Circuit Court, says police tried to arrest Richardson for traffic warrants, sparking the chase. They twice ignored a supervisor’s order to end the chase, even after a near-miss with another car, the suit says. Richardson, who was in a 1998 Dodge Durango, ran a red light and struck Batsell, who was in a 2002 Ford Focus, the suit says. Batsell died about 45 minutes after the crash. A passenger in Richardson’s SUV was also injured. Ho p k i n s o r i g i n a l ly stopped Richardson for driving 73 mph in a 55 mph zone, the suit says. It says Hopkins then violated her department’s pursuit policy and was negligent while pursuing Richardson. A county statement in response to the lawsuit said: “The County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has filed charges against Aron Richardson in the death of Krystofer Batsell. The County believes Richardson’s actions are the sole cause of the death.” “The focus is on prosecuting Richardson for the crimes the County believes he committed that led to the death of Mr. Batsell,” the statement said. The Batsells’ suit says Richardson was speeding and impaired by drugs or alcohol. Richardson is facing charges in St. Charles County Circuit Court of second-degree murder, resisting arrest, DWI and possession of a controlled substance. He has pleaded not guilty. Richardson was out of jail on bond at the time

of the crash, after being caught speeding in March 2018 on Interstate 55 in Ste. Genevieve County by the Missouri Highway Patrol, court records show. The trooper found marijuana, methamphetamines and a gun, the charges claim. Richardson has pleaded not guilty to those charges and is awaiting trial. Grant Boyd, the attorney for the Batsells, said one of the two officers chasing Richardson stopped when a police supervisor ordered them to over the radio, but Hopkins kept going. Boyd said he obtained audio of that radio conversation. “There were two very clear terminate orders,” Boyd said. “There is no other radio traffic during either terminate order. It’s not like it was overlapped by someone else.” Boyd said about 10 seconds passed between the lieutenant’s two orders. The crash happened about 20 to 25 seconds after the first order, Boyd said. Boyd said he knew Hopkins didn’t stop the pursuit because video showed that the lights on her car were still on at the crash site and that she was trailing the suspect’s vehicle. “The pursuit should have never happened,” Boyd said. “She should have terminated it at the time she got the terminate orders. Had she done that, this never would have happened.” Boyd said he didn’t think Richardson would have run the red light — killing Batsell — if the officer had stopped the pursuit. Boyd said he thought the police, county, the officer and Richardson were all responsible. He said it would be up to a jury to decide how much responsibility each had.

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CLAYTON • A St. Louis County jail employee had sex with one inmate and smuggled cigars and cigarettes to others, charging documents filed this week claim. St. Louis County prosecutors charged Desiree Wallace, 22, of the Spanish Lake area, on Monday with a felony charge of sexual conduct with an inmate and a misdemeanor charge of delivery or possession of contraband at a jail. In charging documents, Clayton police Detective Alexis Hatley said Wallace was being investigated for smuggling the tobacco products when cigars and cigarettes were found on her “person.” An inmate identified only by initials in the documents told investigators he’d had sex with Wallace, and Wallace admitted writing letters to

the inmate “that included details of their relationship.” The charges say the crimes happened in January. Julia Childrey, acting director of the St. Louis County Department of Justice Services, said in an email that an internal investigation in January “determined that a corrections officer, Desiree Wallace, had been in possession of contraband in a secure area.” Wallace was fired, Childrey wrote, and all findings were turned over to Clayton police. Online court records indicate Wallace has not yet been arrested. No attorney is listed for her. Police said there was no connection between Wallace and an internal investigation into the deaths of two inmates at the St. Louis County Justice Center, which is examining the actions of jail workers and nurses.

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Ex-Madison County employee sues, citing sexual harassment BY ROBERT PATRICK st. Louis Post-dispatch

MADISON COUNTY • A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday says a county board member pursued and sexually harassed a county employee, who was fired for complaining. Kristen Poshard’s sexual discrimination and retaliation lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis, says that in May 2017, five months after after she was hired as chief deputy administrator for community development, board member Philip Chapman, of Highland, made sexual comments. Chapman continued pursuing Poshard despite her rejection and complaints to officials including Kurt Prenzler, board chairman, the lawsuit says. Chapman admitted he harassed Poshard, then claimed the relationship was consensual, the suit says. Prenzler and County

Administrator Douglas Hulme discussed banning Chapman from county buildings, the suit says, but ultimately suspended and then fired Poshard, telling the media that she was under investigation and had concealed information from the public. The suit names the county, Chapman, Prenzler and Hulme. Reached Tuesday, Chapman referred a reporter to his attorney and asked for a list of questions by email. He did not immediately respond to those questions. Prenzler, in an emailed statement, said Poshard told him and Hulme for the first time on June 7, 2017, about her allegations. The pair escorted Chapman out of Poshard’s building, he said. Prenzler wrote that he asked for Chapman’s resignation, but Chapman refused. He also said Poshard “eventually refused to return to work” and the board unanimously voted to remove her.


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Roundup litigation costs cast doubt on Bayer decision BAYER • FROM A1

foothold in the St. Louis area, which now serves as North American headquarters for Bayer’s Crop Science Division. But with Bayer now facing more than 11,200 lawsuits over the weedkiller from cancer patients and their families, Chief Executive Officer Werner Baumann’s decision to pursue the deal looks questionable, some analysts say. Baumann began crafting the deal just days into his tenure in 2016, with backing from Chairman Werner Wenning, who had hand-picked the CEO and worked closely with him during the acquisition talks. Baumann was aware of Monsanto’s image problem, but believed that changing the company’s name would help sway public opinion. Bayer’s reliance on scientific experts’ opinions that the main ingredient in Roundup, called glyphosate, was safe may have blinded it to the burden the giant transaction would bring. After an earlier case went against the company, the latest verdict came as more of a surprise because the judge and trial setup appeared to favor Bayer. The judge split the proceedings into two parts, one focused on whether Roundup contributed to causing cancer, with the second phase examining the company’s conduct. That was seen as an effort to remove some of the emotion that was thought to be behind the jury verdict from August, said Dennis Berzhanin, an analyst with Pareto Securities in Frankfurt. “It seemed like this trial would go a little bit differently, it would be a little bit more fact-based, little bit more science-based,” Berzhanin said.

Instead, a San Francisco jury ruled after the first phase that California resident Edwin Hardeman, who sprayed the Roundup on his property for decades, contracted non-Hodgkin lymphoma as a result. Among other things, the second phase of the trial will look at whether Monsanto’s strategy unduly sought to influence public opinion via scientific reports. “We are disappointed with the jury’s initial decision, but we continue to believe firmly that the science confirms that glyphosate-based herbicides do not cause cancer,” Bayer said in a statement. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria has questioned Monsanto’s strategy of relying on experts. While calling evidence of a glyphosate link to cancer “shaky,” he has also said the company seemed callous about the possibility. In the second phase of the case, which started Wednesday and will determine liability and damages, Monsanto’s efforts at influencing public opinion may weigh more than the lack of scientific proof, said Gunther Zechmann, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein. “We fear the worst” for phase two, Zechmann said in a note. On Wednesday, Aimee Wagstaff, one of Hardeman’s attorneys, told the jury about Monsanto’s alleged efforts to influence scientists and regulators, accusing the company of influencing the science around Roundup through its close links to regulators, including a “cozy” relationship with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which has not required a cancer risk warning for the weedkiller. Wagstaff also claimed Monsanto ghostwrote scientific studies to influence regu-

latory reviews. In his opening statement, Bayer attorney Brian Stekloff said Wagstaff had presented the jury with “cherry-picked evidence” and did not tell the whole story. “It’s not just regulators,” Stekloff said. “It’s also other groups of scientists that have found no carcinogicity.” The EPA, the European Chemicals Agency and other regulators have found that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans. The World Health Organization’s cancer arm in 2015 reached a different conclusion, classifying glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Bayer hasn’t set money aside for potential damages or settlements, though it has allocated 661 million euros for legal costs. A settlement of all outstanding Roundup cases would cost more than $6 billion, Berzhanin, the German analyst, said. That would weaken Baumann’s position as he tries to keep activist investor Elliott Management Corp. at bay. Elliott Management, which is run by billionaire Paul Singer, wants the CEO to evaluate breaking Bayer into separate pharmaceutical and crop chemical companies, people familiar with the matter said in December. “They knew about the litigation risk and they knew the brand was toxic,” said John Rountree, a partner at consulting firm Novasecta Ltd. in London. “Based on hindsight, it wasn’t the right deal. Inevitably people will look at the CEO when things aren’t looking good.” Bloomberg and Reuters contributed to this report.

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Gregoire Kaude leads his second- and third-grade classes onto the playground Wednesday under the flag of Togo, a nation in West Africa, during the FrancoFun celebration at the St. Louis Language Immersion School. Each Frenchspeaking grade represented a nation, with six nations represented in all. Though French is the official language of Togo, the indigenous languages of Ewé and Kabiyé are considered national languages as well.

St. Louis nonprofit turns homeless shelters into homes HOME • FROM A1

similar to his. “It’s very quiet, very peaceful,” Landers said. “You can get your feet on the ground and see where you go from there.” The Assisi House nonprofit has opened a new site in different St. Louis neighborhoods every winter since 2014, including Baden, Hyde Park and Tower Grove East. They start as temporary winter shelters from mid-November until mid-March, during which time they house roughly 15 to 20 individuals. After that, each new house is transformed into permanent lowrental housing for 10 to 13 people. The first and second houses, opened in 2014 and 2015, were men’s shelters; the third and fourth were women’s shelters. This month, the fifth Assisi house has opened to low-income men. “One of our guys had been sleeping in a cemetery before he came here,” Assisi House board member Jerry King said. “When you come from that kind of an environment, just knowing you have a pillow and a warm bed and you know where you’re going to be every night makes a huge difference.”

‘WE COULD DO MORE’ The idea for the Assisi House started with the hardy group of volunteers who regularly drive the streets of downtown St. Louis on frigid nights looking for homeless people who need a warm shelter to sleep in. Years ago, the volunteers, led by Teka Childress, began encouraging churches to open their doors as emergency shelters when temperatures dropped below a certain point. “Even at that, we all felt like we weren’t doing enough and we could do more,” King said. “So five or six years ago … a visioning committee started talking about doing an all winter shelter where people would not have to walk or stand in line and

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Assisi House 1 residents Kevin Shanklin (left) and Mike McKim talk this month in the common living room of the building in St. Louis.

be unsure of whether they had a place, and we formed Assisi House.” The very first Assisi House was originally a convent on Queens Avenue, attached by a courtyard to North City Church of Christ. The house has several small bedrooms on the first and second floor, communal bathrooms, a kitchen and a common area at the center of the house. Twenty-seven men were moved into that location for the winter of 2014-2015. In addition to rent-free housing for four months, the men were provided with two meals a day, overnight supervision and bus passes. But instead of closing the shelter at the end of the winter, the organization renovated the house to make it suitable for permanent living for a dozen men. To cover some expenses, a modest rent is charged: $250 a month, plus $10 for supplies. The residents don’t pay utilities. “I don’t know if you’ve tried to rent a room in this town, but even renting a room in a lousy neighborhood is $450, $500 a month,” King said. At Assisi, “We don’t have any credit checks, we don’t have criminal record checks, we don’t require

security deposits. We try to make it as easy as possible for people to come in and start paying rent.” Still, not just anybody can live in an Assisi House, board member Deborah Sheperis said. The houses have rules, including not having any drugs or alcohol inside, and they are enforced. “We select guests who are able to live well in community, because there are some folks who just can’t,” Sheperis said. “I think we’ve done an extremely good job selecting our residents. This year we’ve had more stability than in each previous year.”

A YEARNING TO BE SETTLED Most of the Assisi House residents have jobs but couldn’t afford rent as well as meeting their other needs. One resident who didn’t want to be named was homeless while working a service industry job and making tips. Two residents said they couldn’t work but received a meager disability check each month, and moved into an Assisi House after crowding into a relative’s apartment became unbearable.

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Homeowners should check reassessments for accuracy, report mistakes TAXES • FROM A1

going beyond just the expensive parts of town,” St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman said in a statement. “Strong home values build strong communities.” In St. Louis, deputy assessor Shawn Ordway said initial numbers suggest total assessed value increased 7 percent, with residential values rising closer to 12 percent. That’s about the same percent increase assessed values notched in the city last time. “Ever since 2015 we’ve had a good housing market in the city,” Ordway said. In St. Charles County, Assessor Scott Shipman said early estimates indicated assessed values rose 9.25 percent. Residential assessed value increased 10 percent. Of course, the downside of rising property values is rising property tax bills. However, taxes can go up only so much each year because of the Hancock Amendment. Taxing jurisdictions such as school districts and libraries use the assessed values to adjust their tax rates to limit any increase in total revenue collection to a few percentage points. That offsets some impact of large increases in any individual’s reassessment. As of Wednesday, St. Louis County property owners can go online to check their projected values. Assessors have until July 1 to finalize the tax rolls. Before then, homeowners are encouraged to make sure the details included in their reassessments are accurate, and to contact the assessor’s office if they’re not. “Our top priority is to get it right,” Zimmerman said in the announcement. “But with hundreds of thousands of properties to appraise, there will always be mistakes. No one knows your property better than you. If you see something, say something — the sooner the better. If our records show more bathrooms than you really have, then we’ll get your home value wrong. That’s not fair, and that’s exactly what we want to fix.” Residential property owners in St. Louis County can expect a change of assessment notice in the mail by midMay. In St. Louis, reassessment notices should hit mailboxes by early May. Property owners will be able to look up assessed values online at the city’s website at that time. In St. Charles County, reassessment notices should go out in mid-April. Property owners can already look up their preliminary assessed values on the St. Charles County website. Property owners can make informal appeals before July 1, but after that, appeals have to go through the Board of Equalization. Jacob Barker • 314-340-8291 @jacobbarker on Twitter jbarker@post-dispatch.com

The Assisi House model has worked well for Quinton Adams, who was thrown for a loop a couple years ago when he was out of work and then he and his girlfriend broke up. It was hard to provide for himself, his girlfriend, their 2-year-old daughter and her other daughter when finances were tight. But since Adams moved into Assisi 1 nearly two years ago and got a new job, the low rent has allowed him to save money and make plans for his future. “Right now I’m working on my credit to bring it up from past times,” Adams said, “so I can actually find a house to buy or rent to own. … I just want to be settled. I want to have me a place where me and my daughter could live for maybe the rest of our lives, have somewhere to call mine.” The Assisi House nonprofit is entirely privately funded, King said. The organization runs on the steam of a handful of determined volunteers who do everything from repairs on the houses to bringing in supplies to connecting residents with job resources. A couple of dentists volunteer to do free work for Assisi House tenants, and volunteers connect residents with health resources. It’s demanding work to coordinate everything, King, who is 77, acknowledges. He and his wife, Marty King, have been doing this kind of volunteer work for almost 40 years. “The life that I’ve changed the most is my own,” King said. “Getting to know these guys and being in relationship with them has changed my life.” The work doesn’t go unappreciated, either. “I look at the way Jerry does things around here,” Landers said, tears coming to his eyes. “I sent him a text that said, ‘just when you think you’re too old to have a role model, you meet people like you.’ (Jerry and Marty King) are getting up in years, and they’ve done so much over decades. So if I can give back a little bit, that’d be great.” For more information, go to assisihouse.org. Rachel Rice • 314-340-8344 @RachelDRice on Twitter rrice@post-dispatch.com


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ST. CLAIR COUNTY • A 17-year-old was charged with murder Wednesday in connection with the killing of an 18-year-old Monday on the platform of an East St. Louis MetroLink station. Catrell L. Dent, of East St. Louis, was charged as an adult with first-degree murder and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office. Police say the victim, Lundy S. Blue, of Alorton, talked with Dent aboard the train minutes before his death, but authorities told the Post-Dispatch earlier this week that they didn’t know what exactly had led to the shooting. Blue was shot in the back as he left the westbound train at the station about 10:45 p.m. Monday. Dent went to police Tuesday afternoon saying he had information about the shooting and was taken into custody, according to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department. There were no security guards or police officers riding the train or on the platform when Blue was shot, said Capt. Bruce Fle-

shren of the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department. Fleshren headed the investigation with the Major Case Squad. Based on witness accounts, police say Blue boarded a westbound MetroLink train at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee stop. He was alone. Dent, also alone, boarded the same train at the Fairview Heights stop, police said. Two people on the train told police the two men spoke but didn’t appear to argue, Fleshren said. The train pulled in to the stop at Fifth Street near Missouri Avenue. The doors opened, and Blue got off. As he stepped off the train, one shot was fired. Blue ran from the platform toward Broadway and collapsed. The shooter ran the opposite direction, to the north. Dent will remain in juvenile custody until he turns 18, and will then be moved to the St. Clair County Jail if he does not post bail, according to the sheriff’s office. His bail was set Wednesday at $1 million. No photo of Dent was available. Erin Heffernan • 314-340-8145 @erinheff on Twitter eheffernan@post-dispatch.com

County officials show up to pan merger at town hall BY NASSIM BENCHAABANE st. Louis Post-dispatch

DES PERES • Current and former St. Louis County officials showed up in force Wednesday at the third Better Together town hall meeting to voice opposition to the group’s plan to consolidate the governments of St. Louis, St. Louis County and all 88 county municipalities. Local officials, including St. Louis County Councilman Tim Fitch, municipal officials from St. Ann and Olivette, and former Municipal League of Metropolitan St. Louis executive director Tim Fischesser, found a receptive audience in the crowd of about 150 attendees at Des Peres Lodge. A handful of people with signs that said “Stop the Forced Merger” greeted attendees outside the lodge. The vocal crowd frequently heckled Marius Johnson-Malone, deputy director of community-based studies at Better Together, as he responded to their statements and questions. The questions echoed the two previous town hall meetings: Why require a statewide vote, why not include school districts in the plan, and why make County Executive Steve Stenger the first metro mayor if the plan is adopted? Johnson-Malone said the group did not set out to study school districts because they had a different type of structure from that of local governments. He said the plan would designate a metro city mayor until elections in 2022 because the alternative would require simultaneous elections for both the merger plan and any officials who would head the new form of government. Fitch, a former county police chief who represents parts of Manchester, Chesterfield, Kirkwood, Sunset Hills and Fenton,

accused Better Together of cherry-picking data. Fitch said the Better Together presentation relied on old data on how many police departments remained unaccredited, failing to reflect big improvements since 2015. “Doesn’t that give you an idea of where we’re going with this?” Fitch said to the crowd. Terri Franks, of north St. Louis County, was the only person to speak publicly in support of the merger. “A lot of people in this room do not bear the brunt of an accredited or an unaccredited police department,” said Franks, who is black, in a direct address to the mostly white audience. “The people who do, who don’t have a voice, are not here, and they can’t be here for many reasons.” Franks said she was speaking for people in neighborhoods without resources. “With this group (Better Together) I don’t know, but all I do know is that St. Louis is always in the top one through 10 in crime (and) murders. But everything is still OK with these governments? These fragmented cities are fine? No, they’re not.” Better Together’s initiative, if approved by Missouri voters in November 2020, would combine the police departments, court systems, roadways, regional planning and zoning, and economic development arms of the city, county and county’s municipalities. One mayor would preside over the new city, with 33 council members. The county’s 88 municipalities would become “municipal districts” that could deliver a limited array of services, including parks and recreation and trash collection. Nassim Benchaabane • 314-340-8167 @NassimBnchabane on Twitter nbenchaabane@post-dispatch.com

LAW & ORDER ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Man charged with murder in stabbing death of his sister • Charges have been filed against the brother of a woman found stabbed to death Wednesday morning. The victim was identified Wednesday afternoon as Karen Callis, 61, of the 10200 block of Marble Arch Lane. Timothy Kuehn, 54, whose last known address was the 3000 block of Shelley Lynn Drive in Arnold, was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. He Kuehn was being held without bond. Kuehn is accused of stabbing Callis repeatedly with a knife. Police said Kuehn told them he had to kill her for an insurance policy. Callis’ body was found about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 10200 block of Marble Arch Lane, police said. EAST ST. LOUIS > Man faces multiple charges in Monday murder • A man from East St. Louis faces multiple charges in connection to a fatal shooting Monday at a residence in the 800 block of 80th Street. Herman D. Taylor, 26, was charged Wednesday with one count of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Ricardo C. Jackson, 24, Illinois State Police said. The two men were related, police said. Taylor Taylor also was charged with one count of residential arson, one count of arson, one count of felon in possession of a weapon and one count of concealment of a homicidal death. Officials declined to give details of the circumstances of the charges. Taylor is in the custody of the East St. Louis Police Department and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Man who wielded metal pipe charged with assault • A man who police said refused to put down a metal pipe while barricading himself in a south St.

Louis County basement on Tuesday has been charged with assault in the second degree on a special victim. The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office also charged Kevin Butenhoff, 37, with one count of armed criminal action. He is being Butenhoff held in lieu of $75,000 in bail. St. Louis County police responded to the 4000 block of Butler Hill Road on Tuesday for a call for a suspicious person with erratic behavior inside one of the businesses. Butenhoff ran out of the business toward an apartment complex in the 4000 block of Nottingham Estates and police followed. Police said Butenhoff barricaded himself in a basement and refused to engage with police or comply with orders. After police gained entry to the basement, Butenhoff was shouting for officers to kill him while wielding a metal pipe and refusing to drop it. When Butenhoff approached officers with the metal pipe raised, police tried to use two forms of nonlethal force but they didn’t work, authorities said. An officer then shot Butenhoff. He was transported to a hospital for serious injuries. The officer who shot Butenhoff is 37 and has eight years of experience in law enforcement. MEHLVILLE > Police investigate suspicious death • Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found Wednesday morning in the Mehlville area of south St. Louis County. The victim was identified Wednesday afternoon as Lisa Ball, 26, of the 2700 block of Corliss Drive. Police said they were called to the intersection of Jefferson Barracks Road and Corliss Drive for a “sick case” about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday. They found the woman dead. St. Louis County Police Officer Benjamin Granda said there were no visible signs of injury on the woman. While the death was classified as a suspicious death, police were not looking for any suspects, police said.

Bad News for Pain Drugs Millions are expected to benefit from a new technology that could relieve years of severe joint discomfort; reprograms the body to block slow burning inflammation instead of creating it By Casey Law Health News Correspondent

NATION − Several of the major drug companies behind popular pain relievers may take a financial hit as manufacturing of a new pill is now complete. Using a new technology, the pill could be safer and more effective than many store bought brands. The pill, VeraFlex, was developed in May of this year by a private company in Seattle. Functioning primarily as an immune modulator, the pill targets the body’s immune system which can decrease pain in the body.

The Science Behind Relief Research shows that the joint stiffness, soreness and discomfort associated with arthritis is caused by inflammation which attacks healthy cartilage and protective tissue. And according to leading medical scientists, this inflammation is caused by two inflammatory enzymes released by the body’s immune system. Remarkably, the active ingredients in VeraFlex help to block the production of both these enzymes, resulting in a dramatic decreasing in swelling, inflammation, and discomfort. Right now, the leading over-the-counter pills are only able to block one of these enzymes! It’s why so many sufferers fail to ever find relief.

Years of Discomfort Relieved in 5 Days “VeraFlex users can generally expect more flexibility in three days... their joint pain alleviated in five days...and in just seven days, a tremendous improvement in overall joint function that may help them move like they did years prior” explains Dr. Liza Leal, developer and spokesperson for VeraFlex. “It’s an incredibly powerful little pill. And with the addition of a patented absorption enhancer, it packs an even greater punch. That’s why I’m so excited to be the first to share these results. It’s giving sufferers their life back.”

A Safer, More Effective Avenue to Amazing Relief Its widely accepted through the medical community that inflammatory enzymes are the primary cause of pain and suffering in millions of Americans. It’s why most prescriptions and even nonprescription pills are designed to block them. However, what most people don’t know is that even the most advanced ones can’t block both! And yet, that’s exactly what VeraFlex is designed to do and why it works so well. “Top pharma companies have struggled to create a drug that blocks COX and LOX; the medical names for the two inflammatory enzymes in the body. Consider

Veraflex producers are making these new pills as fast as possible to meet the growing and increasing demand. the top seller Celebrex, it only blocks one variation of the COX enzyme” explains Leal. “And that’s because they have focused on using chemicals instead of natural substances like VeraFlex.” “Every VeraFlex capsule contains an ultra-high dose of a patented plant extract which has been clinically shown to block both enzymes, bringing relief to every joint that hurts! “The kind of relief most people have never experienced. I often say two enzymes, twice the relief. People think I’m kidding until they try it.”

Piling on the Clinical Research Remarkably, the key ingredient in VeraFlex is protected by 8 patents that spread from the US into Canada. And as would one guess, it’s backed by an enormous amount of research, including two patient clinical trials. In the first, 60 participants with rheumatoid arthritis and/or osteoarthritis were randomly placed into four groups. Two groups were given the patented ingredient in VeraFlex, one was given the drug Celecoxib, and the last group a placebo. The results were monitored at 30, 60, and 90 days. The data collected by researchers was stunning. The groups taking the VeraFlex ingredient saw staggering improvements in arthritis symptoms such as flexibility, discomfort and function. And even more astonishing they experienced a dramatic reduction in pain by the 30-day mark that was even better than Celecoxib, a powerful drug! A second study was conducted to ensure the data was accurate and again the results participants experienced taking the VeraFlex compound blew away researchers. This time it beat out the drug Naproxen. Shockingly, both men and women experienced a reduction in joint stiffness two days faster than when using Naproxen. “I have to admit I was surprised when I read the initial findings” explains Leal. “But when you look at the science it just makes sense. It’s going to change everything.”

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How to Claim a Free 3-Month Supply Of VeraFlex This is the official nationwide release of VeraFlex in Missouri. And so, the company is offering our readers up to 3 FREE bottles with their order. This special give-away is available for the next 48-hours only. All you have to do is call toll free 1-800-666-0729 and provide the operator with the Free Bottle Approval Code: VF350. The company will do the rest. Important: Due to VeraFlex’s recent media exposure, and Dr. Leal’s latest book deal, phone lines are often busy. If you call and do not immediately get through, please be patient and call back. Those who miss the 48-hour deadline may lose out on this free bottle offer.

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Federal court blocks energy leases, citing climate change

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ABOVE • Four years ago, John smith, then 14, fell through ice on Lake sainte Louise and was underwater for 15 minutes before being resuscitated. On Wednesday, first responders who rescued him applaud as smith makes his way to a stage in Lake st. Louis to celebrate “Breakthrough,” a movie based on his rescue and recovery. BELOW • smith poses with (from left) Nicole Crank, david Crank, pastor Jason Noble and producer deVon Franklin, before the premier of “Breakthrough” on Wednesday in des Peres.

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leases nationwide. “Given the national, cumulative nature of climate change, considering each individual drilling project in a vacuum deprives the agency and the public of the context necessary to evaluate oil and gas drilling on federal land,” Contreras wrote. The ruling coincides with an aggressive push by President Donald Trump’s administration to open more public lands to energy development. It came in a lawsuit that challenged leases issued in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado in 2015 and 2016, during President Barack Obama’s administration. Only the leases in Wyoming were immediately addressed in Contreras’ ruling, which blocks federal officials from issuing drilling permits until they conduct a new environmental review looking more closely at greenhouse gas emissions. The case was brought by two advocacy groups, WildEarth Guardians and Physicians for Social Responsibility. WildEarth Guardians climate program director Jeremy Nichols predicted the ruling would have much bigger implications than a halt to drilling in some areas of Wyoming, assuming the government does what Contreras has asked. “This is the Holy Grail ruling we’ve been after, especially with oil and gas,” Nichols said. “It calls into question the legality of oil and gas leasing that’s happening everywhere.” BLM spokeswoman Kristen Lenhardt said the agency was still reviewing the ruling and “determining a path forward regarding the implications.” Burning fossil fuels extracted from federal land generates the equivalent of 1.4 billion tons annually of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, according to a November report from the U.S. Geological Survey. That’s equivalent to almost one-quarter of total U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. An industry group said the BLM already was analyzing emissions appropriately. “The judge is asking BLM to take a wild guess at how many wells would be developed on these leases,” said Kathleen Sgamma with the Western Energy Alliance. After previous court rulings over climate change, the BLM has gone back and reconsidered the effects of fossil fuels and then reaffirmed its approvals of projects. That could happen again in this case, with further studies done before drilling was allowed to proceed, said Harry Weiss, an environmental lawyer based in Philadelphia whose clients have included oil and gas companies. “This decision should not be interpreted as a ban on leasing activities,” Weiss said. “The court is not ruling on whether it’s thumbs up or thumbs down. The court is simply grading how the administration did analyzing the issues.”

First drug specifically for postpartum depression is approved NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OWNER: The Board of Governors for the Missouri State University Sealed bids for the FY19 PREVENTATIVE PARKING LOT MAINTENANCE, SPRINGFIELD CAMPUS will be received at the Office of Planning, Design & Construction, Missouri State University, 901 S. National, Springfield, MO 65897, until 2:00 p.m. on APRIL 4, 2019 and then publicly opened and read aloud. With each proposal, a certified check or bid bond properly executed by the bidder in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid shall be submitted. Plans and specifications can be obtained from the Office of Planning, Design & Construction upon receipt of a $25.00 refundable deposit for documents returned within thirty days from date of bid. All sets of specifications required other than in person will be mailed at bidder’s expense. Electronic sets of plans and specifications are also available at https:// plans.missouristate.edu/. Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to the conditions of employment to be observed. Bidders must agree to comply with the prevailing wage rate provisions and other statutory regulations as referred to in the specifications. MSU is an AA/EO institution.

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products division at FDA, said in a statement that the medication represented “an important new treatment option” for a potentially life-threatening condition. The drug, she said, is administered intravenously for 60 continuous hours. The approval requires that it be administered under strict safety conditions because of concern that it can cause “excessive sedation and sudden loss of consciousness.” The drug will be available to patients only through a restricted distribution program at certified facilities — such as doctors’ offices or clinics — where health care pro-

viders can carefully monitor the patient. It will carry a “boxed warning,” which is the strongest warning required by the FDA. The FDA-approved label says data from a study in which a dozen women who were breastfeeding received the drug showed that the medication is transferred to breast milk. However, the amount that is passed on to the infant is low, and available data “do not suggest a significant risk of adverse reactions to breastfed infants from exposure to Zulresso.” The FDA said the drug’s efficacy was shown in two clinical studies in which participants received either the medication or a placebo and were then followed for four weeks.

Experts called the drug a major advance for a serious illness that does not get enough attention. “We don’t have any treatments that are anywhere near this effective,” said Jess Fiedorowicz, a psychiatrist at the University of Iowa and a member of an FDA advisory panel that recommended agency approval of the drug. “So this is groundbreaking in that regard.” Women diagnosed with postpartum depression currently are treated with antidepressants and psychotherapy, but the drugs take four to eight weeks to be fully effective and generally have only a small-tomoderate impact. The new drug, by contrast, takes effect quickly and lasts at

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least 30 days, according to clinical studies. Still, said Fiedorowicz, the cost and method of administration could prevent women from getting it. Samantha MeltzerBrody, a psychiatrist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, who led the clinical trials for the drug, said the medication was such an improvement over current therapies that she doubted the IV administration would discourage its use. She noted that postpartum depression, one of the most common complications of childbirth, was “underdiagnosed and neglected, and that suicide was a major cause of maternal death. “For women suffering, you can say, ‘You can come in and be treated and in 2.5 days it can go away, and not come back,” she said. In clinical trials, she added, the IV administration did not prevent women from getting the drug.

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‘Ridiculous’ Mueller report should be released to public, Trump says BY JILL COLVIN Associated Press

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People in flooded Hamburg, Iowa, travel by boat Wednesday. The Iowa National Guard and a private company are hauling clean water into Hamburg and another flooded Iowa town, Glenwood.

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As some communities along the Missouri River start to shift their focus to flood recovery after a late-winter storm, residents in two Iowa cities are stuck in crisis mode after their treatment plants shut down and left them in need of fresh water. Tanker trucks from the Iowa National Guard and a private company are hauling water into Hamburg and Glenwood, said Lucinda Parker, a spokeswoman with Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Many evacuated from flooded areas in the southwestern part of the state are staying in shelters or with family and friends in the wake of the flooding and water struggles it has caused. “The water is starting to go down in communities and they’re looking at how they’re going to start their recovery,” Parker said Wednesday. Trucks are hauling about 300,000 gallons per day to Glenwood’s water treatment plant from the neighboring cities of Red Oak and Shenandoah, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. Grocery store chains Hy-Vee and Fareway also have provided truckloads of bottled water. Mike Wells, superin-

tendent of the Hamburg Community School District, said one of the biggest concerns about having no fresh water is staying clean. The school district has coordinated providing buses for residents to ride 25 miles to Shenandoah or 10 miles to Sidney to shower. A local ministerial society has been picking up residents’ laundry at the school district, taking it to Shenandoah to wash it, and returning it. “These are the best people. There’s no despair. There’s no giving up,” Wells said. He said school would resume Thursday because it was important for children to get back into their routine. He said the first half of the school day would be regular classes, but in the afternoon students would help collect laundry, deliver water, check on older residents and help provide food to those who need meals. “This is a great opportunity to learn real life,” Wells said. The surging water has damaged hundreds of homes in the Midwest and been blamed for at least three deaths — two in Nebraska and one in Iowa. The flooding led to trains being halted in Missouri, creating transportation problems for both people and products. It also has taken a heavy toll on agriculture, inundating tens of thousands of acres, threat-

ening stockpiled grain and killing livestock. Scientists say climate change is responsible for more intense and more frequent extreme weather such as storms, floods, droughts and fires. Flooding hit Hamburg and Glenwood, which combined have about 6,000 residents, after the storm. Hamburg evacuated over the weekend. So did a portion of Mills County near Glenwood. Officials said the communities’ water supplies became compromised. Water quality suffers during flooding even for areas not directly affected by floodwater. In Des Moines — which gets its water from two rivers that are flooding, though not as much as the Missouri River — levels of ammonia and other contaminants rise during floods. That may require increased use of chlorine to disinfect the water “and a careful balancing act not to overtreat,” Water Works CEO Bill Stowe said. The water utility that serves about 500,000 central Iowa customers also at times deals with high levels of nitrate from farm fertilizer runoff, but the volume of water has diluted that impact and isn’t currently a concern, Stowe said. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said she would be asking President Donald Trump for an expedited disaster declaration. She said of-

ficials in her state were gathering damage estimates first. National Weather Service hydrologist Kevin Low said during a telephone briefing Wednesday that “major and perhaps historic” flooding is possible later this month at some spots on the Big Sioux and James rivers in South Dakota and northwestern Iowa. Parker, the state Homeland Security and Emergency Management spokeswoman, said even though southwestern Iowa was hit hardest in the state during this round of flooding, there are concerns of more widespread flooding ahead.

WASHINGTON • President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he believed special counsel Robert Mueller’s report should be released to the public, even as he disparaged its very existence as “ridiculous.” “Let it come out, let people see it,” Trump told reporters as he left the White House on Wednesday for a trip to Ohio. “Let’s see whether or not it’s legit.” Mueller is expected to soon present a report to the Justice Department outlining the findings of his nearly two-year investigation into Russian election meddling, possible collusion with Trump campaign officials and possible obstruction of justice by Trump. Mueller is required to produce a confidential report that at a minimum explains decisions about who was and was not prosecuted. Attorney General William Barr is then expected to produce his own report for Congress and has said he wants to make public as much of Mueller’s findings as he can under the law. Trump said he was personally looking forward to reading the findings, even as he scorned the fact that Mueller was empowered to write the report in the first place. “I just won one of the greatest elections of all time in the history of this country. ... And now I

have somebody writing a report that never got a vote?” Trump said. “It’s called the Mueller report. So explain that because my voters don’t get it. And I don’t get it.” Trump went on to mischaracterize the effort, saying that “it’s sort of interesting that a man out of the blue just writes a report.” T h e Ho u se vo ted unanimously last week for a resolution calling for any report in Mueller’s investigation to be made public. It was a symbolic action designed to pressure Barr into releasing as much information as possible. Trump and his outside attorneys have worked for months now to undermine Mueller and cast doubt on his findings. Trump continued that effort Wednesday, calling Mueller “conflicted” and criticizing the lawyers who have worked on the case. Though Mueller’s office has said nothing publicly about the timing of a report, several prosecutors detailed to Mueller’s team have left in recent months, suggesting the investigation is winding down. Trump, for his part, said he had no idea when the report would be released, but maintained his innocence, saying that there was “no collusion” and “no obstruction. There was no nothing.” “With all of that being said,” he added, “I look forward to seeing the report.”

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Schlafly Beer taps O’Fallon Brewery co-founder as CFO • The Saint Louis Brewery, makers of Schlafly Beer, named Fran Caradonna as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer. Caradonna was the co-founder in 2000 of another sizable craft brewery in St. Louis, O’Fallon Brewery. Caradonna and her former husband, Tony, sold O’Fallon Brewery to Jim Gorczyca in 2011, but she continued to work at O’Fallon Brewery as general manager. “Her acute understanding of the beer business will be an invaluable resource to our team, and we are confident that her guidance will ensure Schlafly Beer’s success for the next 28 years and beyond,” Schlafly co-founder and chairman Tom Schlafly said in a statement. Schlafly Beer, which operates the Tap Room downtown and Schlalfy Bottleworks in Maplewood, is St. Louis’ largest craft brewer.

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Pentagon to probe if Shanahan used office to help Boeing • The Pentagon’s inspector general says it will investigate a watchdog group’s allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his office to promote his former employer, Boeing Co. Dwrena K. Allen, spokeswoman for the inspector general, said Wednesday that Shanahan had been informed of the investigation. A Washington watchdog group filed an ethics complaint with the Pentagon’s inspector general a week ago. The complaint filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington alleges that Shanahan has appeared to make statements promoting Boeing and disparaging competitors, such as Lockheed Martin. Shanahan told a Senate committee last week that he supported an investigation.

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first-quarter survey of CEOs showed strong support for Congress to create a new national law governing consumer data privacy. The group’s economic outlook index for the January-March quarter fell to 95.2, down from 104.4 in the fourth quarter of 2018. The lower reading, however, far exceeded the index’s historical average of 82.4 for the ninth straight quarter. The new survey showed that companies’ plans for capital investment fell 6.9 percentage points since the fourth quarter, while sales expectations dropped 9.6 percentage points. U.S. mortgage requests hit 2-month peak as loan rates fall • U.S. mortgage applications for buying or refinancing a home climbed to a two-month high last week, as home borrowing costs fell to their lowest in over a year, data from the Mortgage Bankers Association showed on Wednesday. The Washington-based industry group’s seasonally adjusted index on mortgage activity edged up 1.6 percent to 390.0 in the week ended March 15. This was the highest reading since 400.6 in the week of Jan. 18. Interest rates on 30-year fixedrate mortgages with conforming loan balances of $484,350 or less decreased to 4.55 percent, the lowest since the Feb. 2, 2018 week. They averaged 4.64 percent a week earlier. The decline in the average conforming mortgage rate was the steepest in about 2½ months. Domestic home borrowing costs fell in step with lower U.S. Treasury yields. The bulk of the pickup in applications stemmed from demand for home refinancing. MBA’s index on refinancing rose 3.5 percent to 1,146.8 last week, which was the strongest since the week of Jan. 11. The share of refinancing versus total applications grew to 39.3 percent from 38.6 percent a week earlier. On the other hand, MBA’s barometer on loan applications for home purchases, seen as a proxy on future housing activity, ticked up only 0.3 percent to 251.5, the highest since the week of Feb. 1. From staff and wire reports

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After faltering before Missouri regulators for years, the state Public Service Commission finally gave a nod Wednesday to the Grain Belt Express transmission line — a project aiming to bring Kansas wind energy east to Missouri, Illinois and Indiana, and then into the grid beyond. The unanimous decision from PSC commissioners grants the project “a certificate of convenience and necessity” — a designation recognizing it as being in the public interest, and lending developers the right to use eminent domain as needed to construct the line. The move from the PSC capped a series of developments that built momentum for the long-stalled project. Last year, for instance, an appeals court judge said the commission “erred” in its controversial legal interpretation that it was unable to approve the line without first attaining assent from individual counties the project would pass through. That sentiment was echoed in a July ruling from the Missouri Supreme Court, which redirected the matter to the PSC. Despite the PSC’s earlier interpretation that it could not authorize the project, commissioners had firmly expressed at the time that it would enable millions of dollars in energy cost savings and benefit the public. In November, an agreement was announced to sell rights to the transmission project from the prospective developer, Clean Line Energy, to the Chicagobased company, Invenergy. The pending sale, itself, was seen as a promising sign for the project by some outsiders who felt Invenergy would not be interested if they thought it were unlikely to come to fruition. “The Order confirms that the Grain Belt Express project is in the public interest and is good for Missouri,” Invenergy said in a statement released after Wednesday’s decision from the PSC. The company is now focused on the separate regulatory matter of having its acquisition of

WIND POWER ENERGY PROJECTS Houston-based Clean Line Energy worked for several years to permit transmission lines to take wind power from the heartland to population centers farther east. It was announced in November that Clean Line was selling its rights in the project to Chicago-based Invenergy. In Missouri, up to 500 megawatts of wind would be pumped into the grid if the project moves forward. IOWA

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the project approved in Missouri and Kansas, said Beth Conley, an Invenergy spokesperson. Though Missouri had long been the only holdout among the four states on the project’s path, another hurdle arose last year in Illinois, which rescinded its approval on the technicality that Clean Line did not have a physical presence in the state and therefore could not qualify as a utility. Conley said there was still “no existing regulatory approval in Illinois” and “nothing pending,” as well. Other entities cheered Wednesday’s PSC decision, including groups representing municipal electric utilities in Missouri. “The transmission project, along with a power purchase wind energy agreement, will deliver low-cost renewable electricity to Missouri homes and businesses, saving 39 nonprofit municipal utilities in Missouri more than $10 million annually,” Duncan Kincheloe, president and general manager of the Mis-

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souri Public Utility Alliance, said in a statement. The organization said that the “unanimous vote of five independent commissioners appointed by multiple governors affirm that the project is in the public interest of all Missourians.” The Missouri Farm Bureau, however, criticized the approval of the project. “Allowing the project to proceed places hundreds of Missouri landowners at risk of having their land taken for a project that may never be completed,” said a statement from Blake Hurst, the president of the Missouri Farm Bureau. The order from the PSC, though, includes landowner protections in that event. It states that “if Grain Belt fails to obtain the necessary financial commitments for the Project within 5 years of obtaining an easement through eminent domain proceedings, Grain Belt must dissolve the easement and return possession of it to the landowner.”


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Flirting with disaster Criminal probe must force answers from Boeing, FAA about two airliner crashes.

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pilots’ hands. Yet the bulletin warned hat did Boeing and Federal that pilots could face an “inability to Aviation Administration regulators know, and when engage autopilot” and/or the “automatic disengagement of autopilot.” did they know it? There’s In other words, whether flying manunow little question that a serious flaw ally or on autopilot, the system could in Boeing’s 737 Max passenger planes take over and drive the plane into the played a role in two air disasters that ground. The flight pattern of the Lion killed 346 people over a five-month Air jet showed repeated steep dives, span. Did it really require such cataascensions and more dives as the pilots strophic loss of life to make Boeing and struggled for nine minutes to find a FAA officials come to their senses? solution. Similar dips, ascensions and A Justice Department criminal invesdives were evident in the flight pattern tigation suggests that key decisionmakers might have to answer in court for of an Ethiopian Airlines plane before it crashed March 10. any role they played in these tragedies. Other countries reacted swiftly to If, as widely suspected, it turns out that a known flaw in the planes’ computer guidance system was the culprit and officials slow-walked a much-needed fix, criminal prosecution will be exactly what they deserve. On Tuesday, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao formally requested an audit of the FAA to establish a “detailed factual history” of these cases. Major software-design flaws clearly escaped scrutiny. Were FAA inspectors too ASSOCIATED PRESS chummy with a company Rwandan relatives of a crash victim mourn Friday at they were supposed to be the scene in Ethiopia where the Ethiopian Airlines regulating? Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed shortly after takeoff, killing It’s possible that, even all 157 on board. U.S. officials have launched a federal before the Oct. 29 Lion Air investigation into the development of the Boeing 737 crash in Indonesia, Boeing Max jets. knew about a problem in ground the 737 Max, but the FAA inexthe computerized guidance system of plicably stood behind Boeing. An FAA the 737 Max that continually forced the “Continued Airworthiness Notification” plane’s nose downward despite pilots’ remained in effect until March 13, when best efforts to counteract it. After anaPresident Donald Trump ordered the lyzing flight data, all doubts were erased planes grounded. that Boeing had a serious problem on its Boeing’s chief executive stated hands. Monday that the company soon would Boeing circulated a bulletin on Nov. release a software update and related 6 outlining the problem and providing pilot training to “address concerns disinstructions on ways to counteract it. covered in the aftermath of the Lion Air The instructions contained a nightmarFlight 610 accident.” But the flying pubish description of potential scenarios: lic deserves to know why the software The plane’s “angle of attack” sensors update and training took so long, and would force the plane’s nose sharply why the FAA didn’t intervene sooner — downward while pilots were on manual before hundreds of lives were lost. control. The sensors would effectively take control of the plane out of the

Protecting the swamp GOP refusal to debate a major ethics bill should haunt the party in 2020.

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system at every turn, falsely crying fraud he U.S. House early this month with any ballot outcome that didn’t go approved an extensive ethics his way. He weakened safeguards that measure to reform how campaigns are funded, put sunshine President Barack Obama had put in place against revolving-door influence on “dark money,” expand voting access in the White House. And after continuand open presidential candidates’ tax ally promising to eventually release his returns. H.R. 1 encompasses many tax returns, he finally admitted that he reform ideas Democrats campaigned on wasn’t ever going to. last November, which The measure House helped them win back Democrats passed the House and muster March 8 on a party-line the votes to approve vote would require this measure. presidential candidates Leaders in the to release 10 years of tax Republican-controlled returns. It would make Senate declared the bill Election Day a federal dead on arrival there. holiday and undertake But it should be kept other reforms to open very much alive in the up voting access that 2020 campaigns — giving voters a loud-andASSOCIATED PRESS Trump and the GOP clear message about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and have been busily trywhich party is really fellow Democrats rally ahead of ing to close. It would change rules for redisseeking to “drain the passage of H.R. 1, “The For the tricting, lobbying and swamp,” and which one People Act,” at the Capitol on campaign funding and is standing in the way. March 8. disclosure. It seems like a longIt would reform some of the worst ago era when then-presidential candiethics failings of America’s political date Donald Trump vowed to cleanse system. Yet Republican Senate Leader Washington of its noxious ways. Early Mitch McConnell quickly made clear he on, it seemed like something such an would block it. He clearly doesn’t even unorthodox candidate might actually do want to subject his members to a public if he won. His refusal to release his tax debate on these issues. returns, in defiance of decades of presiAnd why not? As McConnell said after dential campaign tradition, was the first the House vote: “Because I get to decide clue of his true intentions. The swamp what we vote on.” Spoken like a true role was never under real threat. model for America’s children. Once in office, Trump went from If Democrats want to change that condemning the swamp to personifyin the 2020 elections, they’ll need to ing it. Instead of engendering a culture make sure that H.R. 1 is symbolically on of reform, he brazenly shattered norms every ballot. Trump was right about one of presidential ethics, holding on to his thing during the campaign: Americans business empire and blatantly using the are, indeed, eager to drain the swamp. presidency to enrich it, while loading up Republican opposition to this measure his administration with people mired in should make clear exactly who’s clogconflicts of interest. ging the drain pipe. He undermined America’s electoral

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yOUR VIEWS • LETTERS FROM OUR READERS Consumer spending shows true climate change beliefs in U.S. Current climate change discussions have provided more questions than answers. Before we’re forced to give up beef, I’d like to know a few things. If Americans are so crazy about saving the planet, why are the most popular vehicles sold today either F-150 pickups or SUVs? You don’t even see the miles-pergallon rating on car ads anymore. Meanwhile, the electric vehicle market is dead. The so-called climate summits are a waste of time and money. If reducing our carbon footprint is so important, why don’t participants attend the meetings via video conferencing instead of jetting across the planet? Do the Green New Deal supporters really believe that America, with less than 5 percent of world population and 6 percent of global land mass, controls the climate of the entire world? Anyone watching “Nova” knows that the world’s climate has been changing all by itself for billions of years. Before embarking on the Democrats’ Green New Deal, shouldn’t we look at Germany’s mandated renewable energy program? Every year, over 300,000 Germans lose their electric service for lack of payment due to skyrocketing energy costs. How will poor Americans handle a 100 percent or 200 percent increase in utility bills? There are more than 1,200 new coalfired generating plants coming online across the globe. And we’re going to cancel that out by eating less beef or raising fewer cows? Please. Rich Stevens • St. Louis

Democrats’ Green New Deal is unrealistic and extreme Regarding the letter “Democrats have been selling moderation too long” (March 13): Letter writer Bob Soetebier said that Democratic candidates who are progressive are proposing programs that are now well-supported by the majority of U.S. voters, and therefore are not extreme. I contend that at least one proposal, the Green New Deal, is supported by many Democrats, including several running for president, but is not supported by the majority of U.S. voters. If it is true that it’s widely supported, it is scary indeed. The Green New Deal was ill-conceived and is extreme. The part of the proposal that advocates refitting every building with electric power using only solar or wind sources within the next 10 years is unrealistic. I was chief industrial engineer for a major corporation for nearly 40 years and have crunched some numbers concerning the feasibility of such an endeavor. There are numerous challenges to accomplishing this within the time frame put forth that are too numerous to mention. I believe the Democrats who are supporting this proposal need to educate themselves at the risk of making themselves look unsuitable for any office. We need to invest in new energy technology prior to pursuing courses of action that would destroy our economy as well as our country. The Democrats say they must proceed because no one else has a plan. I don’t think that they are listening to other options. Rich Vallat • O’Fallon, Mo.

Demolishing public housing will be bad for Wellston The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has informed Wellston residents of plans to demolish their public housing complex. Federal housing authorities should give the mayor and residents time to develop an

alternative housing plan before going ahead with those plans. Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has already asked HUD to delay demolition, and the mayor of Wellston has been talking to investors but they need time. It would be a shame to break up this community of more than 500 people. If we can develop the Cortex district and some of the north St. Louis areas, help can surely be offered for Wellston. Frances Foy Appleby • Hazelwood

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Scorn for immigrants? It’s all a matter of how you look at it It’s that time of year when crazy groups of immigrants celebrate their native country and heritage. We hear remnants of their native language like “Erin go bragh” and “slainte.” We see them marching down the street carrying their flag and even wearing symbols that celebrate their pagan roots. They eat native food that has a disgusting smell and drink a mysterious brown potion that makes them act even crazier. What a disgusting display of tribalism. Then they have the nerve to pass these customs and traditions on to the next generation, guaranteeing the cycle continues. If you love your native country so much, go back. Does this sound familiar? Tina Cullen O’Toole • Brentwood

Gun mishap doesn’t mean concealed carry is flawed Regarding the March 14 editorial “I woulda used it”: The Post-Dispatch editorial board and columnist Tony Messenger (Missouri Republicans’ new aim: Guns for everyone, everywhere,” March 15) believe that Missouri doesn’t need to expand concealed carry laws, considering the incident involving a state senator’s aide whose pistol fell out of his clothing during an altercation at a bar. While it certainly is a terrible thing, doesn’t it dispel the myth that if a gun is present it is always used? While I suppose it is possible that it could have eventually resulted in the gun being drawn and a shot fired, it is also possible that the incident would have ended without the gun being used. Jacob Jones • St. Louis County

Warning letter a ‘cowardly’ act by the Better Together backers Regarding “Attorney accuses St. Louis County municipalities of using city dollars against Better Together” (March 14): I find it ironic that an anonymous Better Together proponent hires and pays a high-priced attorney to send a threatening letter to 88 municipalities warning them not to spend a nickel toward defending themselves from this group’s merger plans. This cowardly, duplicitous act is indicative of Better Together’s “do what it takes” strategy to invoke its unpopular agenda. J.R. Gitlin • Chesterfield Read more letters online at STLtoday.com/letters

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HEALTH CARE FOR EVERY MISSOURIAN • A state House committee is weighing the Missouri Health Assurance Plan, a forward-looking bill proposed

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Look at the losers running for Democratic nomination Based on their track record, Abrams, O’Rourke not qualified to lead U.S. MARC A. THIESSEN Washington Post

Look at the losers running, or considering a run, for the Democratic presidential nomination. I don’t mean that pejoratively. I mean it literally. Beto O’Rourke’s presidential candidacy is the ultimate expression of the participation trophy culture on the left. It used to be you had to win on the state level before taking the national stage. Barack Obama won a Senate seat from Illinois before immediately declaring his intention to run for president. At the time, that was considered pretty audacious.

He hadn’t accomplished anything in the Senate before he decided on a presidential run. But at least he won. O’Rourke lost his race to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, last year. He got a participation trophy. Apparently, he thinks that qualifies him to be the leader of the free world. Well, he must have some accomplishments other than almost winning a Senate seat, right? Not really. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was flummoxed when asked what O’Rourke had accomplished in Congress, saying he “brought a great deal of vitality” to his work “preserving our planet and protecting our people.” (In fact, O’Rourke passed a single bill, H.R. 5873, which renamed a

courthouse in his hometown of El Paso.) Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa was questioned by Ed Henry on Fox News, “What would you say is Beto O’Rourke’s top accomplishment that he brings to the table?” Hinojosa could not name a single one. “I’m not even talking about Congress,” Henry said. “What has he done in his life?” “Your question is meaningless,” Hinojosa replied. So, if O’Rourke hasn’t accomplished anything, he must at least have some clear ideas of what he wants to accomplish in the Oval Office, right? Nope. The Washington Post reports that “unlike candidates such as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who launched their campaigns with clearly articulated policy platforms, O’Rourke focuses more on sweeping

calls for unity and pitching himself as the best antidote to the country’s toxic politics.” The motivation for his run, apparently, is him. As Vanity Fair’s Joe Hagan explains in a recent profile, O’Rourke “can’t deny the pull of his own gifts.” He tells a reporter, “Man, I’m just born to be in it.” He’s not the only statewide loser taking the national stage. Stacey Abrams lost the governor’s race in Georgia in 2018, yet national Democrats tapped her to deliver the official rebuttal to the State of the Union — a task normally given to those who actually won their races. And now, the Post reports, she is considering a race for president as well.“I think that I am a skilled communicator,” she said.“I think I’m a very good thinker. No, I know I’m a good thinker. I know I have policy chops. I have foreign policy experience.”

Trapped in a downward cycle The president’s unrealistic promises to Rust Belt voters may come back to haunt him. DAVID IGNATIUS Washington Post

When General Motors idled its auto plant in Lordstown, Ohio, this month, President Donald Trump adopted a familiar strategy: He issued a nasty string of tweets blaming other people and promised, in effect, that he would restore the past. Trump’s angry, backward-looking approach may still appeal to some Rust Belt voters. But in the Ohio and Pennsylvania towns that helped win the presidency for Trump in 2016, his vow to turn back the clock hasn’t worked out very well, and there are signs the Rust Belt may be corroding for him politically. Lordstown’s struggles, like those of other nearby mill towns, illustrate the harsh fact that manufacturing is a dynamic process. Old jobs are disappearing because of changes in technology or consumer preferences; trying to resist change is usually a fool’s game. Rust Belt communities that are succeeding are the ones that have adapted by embracing new technologies and innovation. Presidential leadership in this period of technological transition should focus on the future, rather than the past. But Trump seems almost a technophobe. Axios reported this week that he thinks driverless cars are “crazy.” He tweeted March 12, after the crash of a high-tech Boeing jetliner: “Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly ... I see it all the time in many products. Always seeking to go one unnecessary step further, when often old and simpler is far better.” Trump’s response to Lordstown was to attack David Green, the UAW local president, implying that he was at fault along with GM, and demanding that he “get his act together and produce.” Green had sent letters to Trump in July 2018 and this February warning about threats to the plant. Trump didn’t respond. After Trump’s Twitter tirade, Rep. Tim Ryan, the Ohio Democrat who represents the Lordstown area, fired back: “The President’s tweet ... is offensive and does nothing to help bring back the manufacturing jobs he promised to my district.” Ryan argued that “the best thing is to help” GM renovate Lordstown and perhaps build electric vehicles there. Local residents said much the same thing to the Youngstown Vindicator this month: GM or a new owner should focus on new technology and making products people want to buy, rather than restore production of the low-selling Chevrolet Cruze. Trump is vulnerable in the Rust Belt because he made such extravagant promises when he successfully wooed voters in 2016. “He won this area — a largely Democratic area — and he has not said a word yet, and that’s just pathetic,” warned Jim Graham, a former UAW leader at Lordstown, in an interview with the Vindicator back in November, when GM said it planned to halt Cruze

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Chuck Rodriguez, a 19-year General Motors employee, protests outside the GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, on March 6.

production there. Local residents remember Trump’s proclamation at a July 2017 rally in nearby Youngstown: “Those jobs (that) have left Ohio, they’re all coming back. ... Don’t sell your house.” Tommy Wolikow, a Lordstown worker, told the Vindicator: “I kind of turned into a Trump supporter at that time. I believed what he said. ... Almost two years later, I’m seeing nothing but job losses.” Homeowners in Youngstown certainly haven’t seen a boom. According to Zillow, the online realty broker, the median price for a house in Youngstown is $39,900. The national median price of homes currently listed is $279,000. Browse the real estate ads for mill towns across Ohio and Pennsylvania and you’ll see just how tough it is to be a Rust Belt resident, trapped in a downward cycle. What’s the right answer for Rust Belt towns where the old manufacturing base has disappeared? An interesting example is Erie, Pa. Most big factories there have closed in recent years, but the city is rebuilding itself around its local universities and a big insurance company.

Profits from a big gambling casino in Erie County are funneled partly to “innovation spaces” at four local campuses. Erie may have lost manufacturing jobs, but it’s above the state average in advanced industries, says Ben Speggen, a local journalist who helps run a think tank in Erie called the Jefferson Educational Society. “There has been a real shift in understanding that our Rust Belt economy is not solely tied to manufacturing,” he says. Another key to success is welcoming foreigners. About 10 percent of Erie’s population is refugees, according to James and Deborah Fallows in their recent book, “Our Towns.” One of the 10 characteristics they found in successful local communities adapting to change is that “they make themselves open.” One more lesson from Erie County, in the heart of the Rust Belt: Trump won there in the 2016 presidential election, but in the 2018 midterm congressional election, the county voted Democratic. David Ignatius davidignatius@washpost.com Copyright The Washington Post

Foreign policy experience? She served as minority leader of the state House of Representatives. Her official bio lists her as “former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations” (a temporary membership for young people) as well as “a Council on Italy Fellow, a British-American Project Fellow, a Salzburg Seminar-Freeman Fellow on U.S.-East Asian Relations, a Salzburg Seminar Fellow on youth and civic engagement and a Yukos Fellow for U.S.-Russian Relations.” That might qualify her for an entry-level job at a left-wing think tank, but it hardly qualifies her to be commander in chief. Even O’Rourke can claim experience on the House Armed Services Committee. Democrats point out that President Donald Trump had never won statewide office before running for

president. That’s true. But he also had not run for state office and lost. He ran as a successful outsider, not as a failed insider. And unlike O’Rourke, he had actual accomplishments — including a multibilliondollar real estate empire. This is not to dismiss O’Rourke’s chances. He raised a whopping $6.1 million in his first 24 hours as a candidate, just edging out Sanders’ first day haul of almost $6 million. That is the best of any Democrat running for president so far. As The New York Times noted, “In a single day online, he raised nearly a quarter of what Barack Obama, then a senator, did in the entire first quarter of 2007.” Apparently, Democrats like losers. We’ll soon see if one can win the presidency. Marc A. Thiessen @marcthiessen Copyright The Washington Post

Lawmakers veering off the road to justice State weighs Title IX changes that would hurt sexual assault probes. BY SCOTT DALRYMPLE

Most people associate federal Title IX regulations with athletics. That’s true: we must provide substantially similar opportunities to male and female athletes. But there’s much more to Title IX than that. Among other things, Title IX dictates how colleges and universities must deal with cases of alleged sexual assault. We follow detailed federal guidelines that govern, for instance, the kinds of evidence that can be introduced and who can cross-examine whom. If colleges don’t follow Title IX rules, we risk losing the ability to offer financial aid to our students. I don’t think there’s a college in Missouri that could survive that loss. So like it or not, we follow the law. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been critical of Title IX, and her department is expected to issue new guidance soon. We will be required to follow it. But in a case of epically bad timing, the Missouri Senate is now considering a bill that would upend the way Title IX cases must be handled in our state — in direct violation of federal law. In theory, the bill sounds noble enough. It purports to “implement a procedure for due process proceedings for complaints made under Title IX.” Read further and it’s clear that the bill seeks to support the rights of the accused in sexual assault cases. Everyone has important rights, including the accused. So what’s not to like? A lot, it turns out. The bill is so aggressive in its support of the accused that it would have a chilling effect on victims. Today, colleges handle Title IX cases in-house. Some cases go to formal in-house hearings, but many more are resolved before that stage. After an appropriate investigation, some cases are deemed baseless and closed. Others lead to communication, counseling or contrition. A handful lead to expulsion or referral to law enforcement. Under Senate Bill 259, a “nuclear” button would be immediately available for either party to push. The victim or accused could demand a hearing before the state Administrative Hearing Commission, with lawyers, discovery, and crossexamination. That’s for any case, even one that might ultimately have been deemed baseless

under the current system. For the moment, let’s ignore that this would place every higher education institution in Missouri at risk of losing federal financial aid, since this process flies against many Title IX requirements. Ignore the fact that it would be extremely costly for colleges, for victims and for the accused, all of whom would need to hire legal representation. Ignore the fact that many of the bill’s provisions would likely be deemed unconstitutional. Instead, put yourself in the shoes of a victim. The current system allows institutions discretion to investigate claims without pushing that nuclear button. Most cases are resolved without public spectacle, embarrassment, or fear. If victims know that merely coming forward can lead to a full-blown state hearing, few victims will come forward. I struggle to see how that leads to a better world. Recently, a number of organizations shared our concerns about S.B. 259 with the Senate Education Committee, which we hoped would be interested in our perspective. Testifying against the bill were numerous colleges and universities, as well as victims’ rights advocates. Testifying in support of the bill were three attorneys. On Feb. 26, the Education Committee sided with the attorneys, 5-1. The bill will now be considered by the full Senate. Sadly, no one was surprised by this outcome; the committee was clearly hell-bent on pushing the bill through, regardless of the overwhelming logic against it. Ultimately I hope the senators’ colleagues (the House is considering an identical bill, H.B. 573) will listen to those of us in higher education, and to victims’ rights groups. We work hard to educate and protect your sons and daughters. We’re not trying to shirk responsibility here. We’re also not simpletons who automatically condemn the accused. And we’re saying, overwhelmingly, that this proposed legislation is a very bad idea that won’t survive constitutional challenges. We, too, seek justice for the accused as well as the accuser. But this is not the way to get there. Scott Dalrymple is the president of Columbia College in Columbia, Mo.


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Benigno, Dorothy Lee - Florissant, MO Benner, Jr., William E. - St. Louis Bommarito - See Benigno

Gray, William Jr. - St. Louis Held, John F., Jr. - St. Louis Keely, Monica A. - St. Peters, MO

Boylan, Robert Paul - St. Louis

Ketchel, Steven Joseph - St. Charles

Bundren, Daniel R. - St. Louis

Krokstrom - See Finnegan

Callahan, Mary - O'Fallon, MO

Lampe - see Erbs

Erbs, Thomas J. - St. Louis Finnegan, Frank R. - University City, MO

McDonnell - See Finnegan Meyer, Jeanette H. - New Haven, MO

Finnegan Jr., Frank R.

Benigno, Dorothy Lee (nee Otis) of Florissant, MO, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019 (96). Beloved daughter of the late Henry Otis and Lenora Pyle; devoted mother of Sal (Kathy) Benigno, Pat L. (Wally) Obremski, and Mike Benigno; cherished grandmother of seven; treasured great-grandmother of 1 4 ; a n d l ovin g g r e a t - g r e a t grandmother of six. Services: The family is being served by Baue Funeral Home. Visitation Friday, March 22, 2019, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Funeral Service Saturday, March 23, 2019, 9:30 am at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO. Interment St. Charles Memorial Gardens. Memorials to Evans Scholarship Foundation. Visit Baue.com

Benner, Jr., William E. March 17, 2019. Memorial Mass St. Martin DePorres, 615 Dunn Rd, 63042, Sat., March 23, 10:30a.m, Inurnment Calvary Cem. Mon., March 25, 9:30. Buchholz Florissant Service

Boylan, Robert Paul fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Patricia L. Boylan (nee Heusler); dear father of Kathy (Ralph) Shelton, Debbie (Craig) Wodicker and Karen (Bart) Eaton; dear grandfather of Stacy, Cindy, Mandy and Sara; dear great-grandfather of Max, Alivia and Hadley Jean. Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Monday, March 25, 9 a.m. to St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Church for 9:30 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to a charity of your choice appreciated. Visitation Sunday, 3-8 p.m.

Bundren, Daniel R. Passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 surrounded by his family. Beloved son of the late James (Phil) Bundren Sr. and Nancy Bundren; father of Brittany and Bayleigh Bundren; brother of the late Donald (Tina) Cox, Teri (Cox) Robbins, John (Karen) Cox and James (Barb) Bundren Jr; dear uncle, greatuncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. Services: Visitation from 11:30 a.m. until time of memorial Mass at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23rd at St. Catherine Laboure 9740 Sappington Rd.

Callahan, Mary (nee Asher), 82, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Beloved wife of John Callahan for nearly 63 years; loving mother of Erin Callahan; cherished grandmother of Kathleen and Samantha Nelson; dear sister of Carol Woolley; dear aunt, cousin, and friend. Mary was a successful real estate agent for 20 years. Her passion was her family. Mary was loved by everyone who knew her. Words can not express how much she will be missed. Services: A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hutchens-Stygar Funeral & Cremation Center, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., (St. Charles). A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 23 at HutchensStygar. Interment Jefferson Barracks. Memorial contributions appreciated to the American Heart Association. Mary's family would like to thank the staff of Delmar Gardens of O'Fallon and Crossroads Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion.

Erbs, Thomas J. fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Beloved husband of Mary Anne Erbs (nee Gansmann) for 60 years. Dear father of Michelle (Michael) Sullivan, Todd (Greta) Erbs, Jeanne (Michael) Lampe and the late Scott (Paula) Erbs; dear grandfather of Kevin, Daniel, Craig, and Amy Erbs, Meghan, Kathleen and Claire Sullivan, Alex, Emily and Natalie Erbs, Allison, Luke and Rosie Lampe; dear brother of Nancy Jones; our dear brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin, friend, coach and teacher. Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel., 10151 Gravois, Saturday, March 23, 9:30 a.m. to St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Contributions to C.B.C., Cor Jesu, Ursuline, or St. Justin Church appreciated. Visitation Friday, 3-8 p.m.

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Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church by his p a s t or M s g r . Michael Tu rek, followed by the rosary and prayers led by his nephew Msgr. Michael Bliss Friday, March 15, 2019. Frank R. Finnegan Jr. was born in St . L ou is J u n e 1, 19 2 6 , t o Esther Miller Finnegan and Dr. Frank Finnegan. He is survived by sisters Jane Ryan and Jean Maull. Another sister Mary Esther Bliss preceded him in death. Frank was raised in St. Roch's Parish, where he attended grade school. At St. Roch's, he led a large group of boys who called themselves "The Ghoul's Athletic Club." The Ghouls remained his best friends for the rest of his life. Frank graduated from St. Louis University High School, where he was a star athlete in football, basketball, and baseball. On his 18th birthday, he joined the Navy, where he drove a Higgins Boat fighting in World War II. He served on the U.S.S. Goodhue from 1944 - 1946 and survived his ship being bombed in the Pacific. When he returned from the war, Frank was recruited by the New York Yankees and enjoyed a five-year career traveling across the country with the minor league. He later received a degree in Finance from St. Louis University. On November 19, 1949, Frank and his longtime sweetheart Mary Catherine McDonnell were united in marriage at St. Teresa's Catholic Church. They moved to Ferguson for a few years and then to their home in University City, where he lived the remainder of his life. Frank was hired as the 23rd Financial Advisor and mentored by Edward D. Jones the founder and president of Edward Jones Investments. Frank contributed in many ways as the firm grew to more than 17,000 branch offices across the United States. He was the longest tenured Edward Jones Financial Adviser working for 65 years, retiring two years ago when he was 90. A top Financial Adviser for decades, he earned many awards including being one of only six people in the history of the firm to be awarded the coveted "Touchstone". Frank and Mary Catherine were lifelong, active members of Christ the King Catholic Church, where they raised all their children. He served in many capacities including President of the Parish Council. Frank coached all his children in various sports throughout grade school, often coaching multiple teams at the same time. He was a constant and active observer at games throughout their high school careers. Years later, he never missed a game or event that his grandchildren were involved with regardless of rain, shine or snow. Frank had a great love of adventure; he and Mary Catherine were fortunate to have traveled all over the world. In later years, their children and grandchildren were included in their travels. Frank was instrumental in the early years of DeSmet Jesuit High School, beginning in 1970. He served on the Board of Trustees and is now in their Hall of Fame. All five sons graduated from DeSmet. In addition to his beloved and loving wife Mary Catherine, he is survived by his children: Colleen, University City; Frank III (Judy), Webster Groves; Michael, University City; Patrick (Karen), Webster Groves; Terry, Oak Park IL; Dennis (Carolyn), University City; Oscar (Maria) Olivos, Creve Coeur and Peggy (Brad) Krokstrom, Chesterfield. Two children preceded him in death: infant triplet Timothy; and Mary Catherine (Copper) Olivos. He leaves 19 grandchildren: Shawn, Connor (Leah), Colin, Daniel, Kevin, Martin, Ryan, Patrick and Brenna (Adam Kormushoff) Finnegan; Timothy (Laurie) Olivos; Matthew (Emily) Olivos; Maria and Claudia Olivos; Andy (Chelsea) Krokstrom; Emily (Mark) Palmquist; Alex and Sarah Krokstrom; Travis Tyre; Ryan Early and a great-granddaughter Harper Marie Finnegan. Catherine Maria Olivos, infant, preceded him in death. Frank was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. His last wish was to die at home. After a brief illness, he did so on March 15, passing peacefully surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. Services: Visitation is Friday, March 22, 4 - 9 p.m. at Lupton Chapel Funeral Home, 7233 Delmar, University City, MO 63130. Funeral Mass is Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 7324 Balson, University City MO 63130. Burial will follow immediately in Calvary Cemetery, 5239 W. Florissant, St. Louis MO 63115. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the "Frank and Mary Catherine Scholarship Fund" c/o DeSmet Jesuit High School, 233 N. New Ballas Rd., St. Louis, MO 63141. A SERVICE OF THE LUPTON CHAPEL

Gray, William Jr. 3/20/19. Visit. Sun., 2:00- 6:00 p.m. Funeral Mon., 10:00 a.m., John L. Ziegenhein & Sons, 7027 Gravois, 63116. Burial Jefferson Barracks.

Obremski - See Benigno Olivos - See Finnegan Strathmann, Sr., Dieter C. - Imperial, MO Sullivan - see Erbs Verme, Anthony - Fairview Heights, IL, formerly of St. Louis Walke, Dawn Kathleen - Wildwood Walker, Donald K. - Columbia, MO Wappel, Verna - Caseyville, IL

Strathmann, Sr., Dieter C. of Imperial, MO passed away at home on 3/18/19. He was born in Germany on 9/23/39. Husband of Robin F. Strathmann (nee Siemens). Father to Rhonda (Brian) Bennett, Wade (Christy) Strathmann, Kenny (Sonia) Strathmann, Dieter (Jennifer) Strathmann, Jr. and Heidi (Ben) Yadao. Opa to 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Hermann & Hildegard Strathmann, brother Hermann Strathmann and sister Alice Kaasch. Services: Visitation is Friday, March 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. until memorial service at 6:30 p.m. Memorials: Wounded Warrior Project or Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Verme, Anthony 98, Fairview Hghts, IL, March 16, 2019. Visitation Schildknecht Funeral Home, O'Fallon, IL, Thur., 3/21, 12-1pm. Graveside service Calvary Catholic Cemetery, St. Louis Thurs. 3/21, 2 p.m.

Walke, Dawn Kathleen (n ee Ku n kl e) , p a s s ed a w a y, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the age of 69. Loving wife of Jerry Walke; dear mother of Bill (Melissa) Walke and Kathleen (Ron) Norris; proud grandmother of BillyAnn, Taylor, Dalton, Austin, Trevor, Zoey and Logan; sister of David (LeeAnn) Kunkle, sister-in-law, step-sister, aunt, great-aunt and friend to many. Services: Funeral service at the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Interment at St. John United Church of Christ Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Missouri State USBC AssociationYouth P.O. Box 487 Holts Summit, MO 65043. Visitation Friday, March 22, 2019 from 3-8 p.m. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at Schrader.com.

Walker, Donald K. Donald K. Walker, 92, died March 18 , 2 0 19 at B o o n e H os p it a l Center. F u l l o b i t a n d c o n d o l e n c e s: www.ParkerMillard.com. Services: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019 Parker-Millard Funeral Services in Columbia, Missouri, toast at 5:00 p.m.

Wappel, Verna Died 3/18/19. Funeral 7 p.m., 3/22/2019; Visitation Friday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Quernheim Funeral Home, Waterloo, IL

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Held, John F., Jr. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Wednesday March 13, 2019 at age 80. Preceded in death by his parents J oh n F. Held, Sr . a n d H el en "Margie" Held (nee Cooper); loving husband of 59 years to the l o v e o f h i s l i f e , J a cq u el in e "Jackie" Held (nee Hoffman); beloved father of Vicky (Andy) Garcia and Shari (Bob) Troske; dear grandfather of An d res (Catalina), Geoffrey (Madison), Alejandro, Nathan, Andrea and Emily; loving brother of the late Joan Bryant (nee Held); dear brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many. John was in management for Colonial Baking Company, also worked in Pharmaceutical Sales. Retired from Schnucks' as a Bakery Plant Manager, and after retirement, worked on Schnucks' Bakery Projects. John loved his wife, daughters, grandchildren, family, work and working with people. Services: Visitation at KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, on Friday, March 22, 4-9 p.m. Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, March 23, 9:00 a.m. to Assumption Catholic Church (4725 Mattis Rd.) for 9:30 a.m. Mass. Entombment Mt. Hope Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Leukemia/ Lymphoma Society or American Cancer Society appreciated.

Keely, Monica A. 88, of St. Peters, March 16, 2019. Vis. Thurs., March 21, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Baue, 3950 West Clay, with memorial service to follow. Contact (636) 946-7811 or visit baue.com

Ketchel, Steven Joseph 59, passed on 3/19/19. Visitation: 4-8pm Fri., 3/22 HutchensStygar (St. Charles); Funeral Mass: 10am Sat., 3/23, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Cottleville. www.hutchensfuneralhomes.com

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High court troubled by jury bias case Mississippi prosecutor had pattern of excluding African-American jurors BY MARK SHERMAN associated Press

WASHINGTON • Deeply troubled by a

Mississippi prosecutor’s pattern of excluding African-American jurors, the Supreme Court seemed in broad agreement Wednesday that a black death row inmate’s conviction and death sentence at his sixth murder trial could not stand. The justices made clear they would not ignore District Attorney Doug Evans’ history as they weighed his decision to excuse five black prospective jurors from inmate Curtis Flowers’ most recent trial. If Flowers wins, Evans would have to decide whether to try him a seventh time in the shooting deaths of four people in a furniture store in Winona, Miss., in 1996.

A separate appeal challenging the evidence used to convict Flowers, now 48, is pending in state court. Justice Clarence Thomas, who almost never speaks in court, suggested in questions near the end of the arguments that defense attorneys also cared about the racial makeup of juries and concentrated their jury strikes on white people. Thomas was the lone dissenter when the Supreme Court ruled in 2016 in favor of a black Georgian man who was sentenced to death by an all-white jury. But for the most part, Thomas’ colleagues — even his fellow conservatives — focused their questions on Evans’ actions. “The history of this case, prior to this trial, is very troubling,” said Justice Samuel Alito, who often sides with prosecutors in criminal cases. Three convictions were tossed out, including one when the prosecutor improperly excluded African-Americans from the jury. In the second trial, the judge chided Evans for striking a juror based on

race. Two other trials ended when jurors couldn’t reach unanimous verdicts. In the sixth trial, the jury was made up of 11 whites and one African-American. The Mississippi Supreme Court has twice upheld Flowers’ conviction. In selecting a jury, lawyers can refuse to seat jurors for specific reasons, including an unwillingness to impose a death sentence. Lawyers also have a certain number of people they can excuse for no reason at all. These peremptory strikes are at the heart of the Supreme Court case. The Supreme Court’s decision in Batson v. Kentucky in 1986 set up a system by which trial judges could evaluate claims of discrimination in peremptory strikes and prosecutors’ explanations that have nothing to do with race. Evans used 41 out of 42 such challenges in five of Flowers’ six trials against African-Americans, Sheri Lynn Johnson, representing Flowers, told the court. Beyond the individual jury strikes, some members of the court returned to the big

Harvard ‘shamelessly’ profits from photos of slaves, lawsuit says BY COLLIN BINKLEY associated Press

BOSTON • Harvard University has “shamelessly” turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves’ descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Conn., is suing the Ivy League school for “wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation” of images she says depict two of her ancestors. Her suit, filed in Massachusetts state court, demands that Harvard immediately turn over the photos, acknowledge her ancestry and pay an unspecified sum in damages. Harvard spokesman Jonathan Swain said the university “has not yet been served, and with that is in no position to comment on this complaint.” At the center of the case is a series of 1850 daguerreotypes, an early type of photo, taken of two South Carolina slaves identified as Renty and his daughter, Delia. Both were posed shirtless and photographed from several angles. The images are believed to be the earliest known photos of American slaves. They were commissioned by Harvard biologist Louis Agassiz, whose theories on racial difference were used to support slavery in the U.S. The lawsuit says Agassiz came across Renty and Delia while touring plantations in search of racially “pure” slaves born in Africa. “To Agassiz, Renty and Delia were nothing more than research specimens,” the suit says. “The violence of compelling them to participate in a degrading exercise designed to prove their own subhuman status would not have occurred to him, let alone mattered.” The suit attacks Harvard for its “exploitation” of Renty’s image at a 2017 conference and in other uses. It says Harvard has capitalized on the photos by demanding a “hefty” licensing fee to reproduce the images. It also draws attention to a book Harvard sells for $40 with Renty’s portrait on the cover. The book, called “From Site to Sight: Anthropology, Photography, and the Power of Imagery,” explores the use of photography in anthropology. Among other demands, the suit asks Harvard to acknowledge that it bears responsibility for the humiliation of Renty and Delia, and that Harvard “was complicit in perpetuating and justifying the institution of slavery.” A researcher at a Harvard museum rediscovered the photos in storage in 1976. But Lanier’s case argues Agassiz never legally owned the photos because he didn’t have his subjects’ consent, and that he didn’t have the right to pass them to Harvard. Instead, the suit says, Lanier is the rightful owner as Renty’s next of kin. The suit also argues that Harvard’s continued possession of the images violates the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery. “Renty is 169 years a slave by our calculation,” civil rights lawyer Benjamin Crump, one of Lanier’s attorneys, said in an interview. “How long will it be before Harvard finally frees Renty?” Lanier says she grew up hearing sto-

CO LU M B U S , O H I O • Fish in the

Cuyahoga River, which became synonymous with pollution when it caught fire in Cleveland in 1969, are now safe to eat, federal environmental regulators say. The easing of fish consumption restrictions on the Cuyahoga was lauded Monday by Gov. Mike DeWine as an important step toward ultimately delisting the river altogether as an area of concern. Seven impairments remain to be addressed before that can happen. “This is an example of the progress that can be achieved when you collaborate and dedicate resources to improving the quality of water in our state,” DeWine, a Republican, said in a statement. “We need to continue to invest in our water

DIGEST California National Guard to help against wildfires California is calling in the National Guard for the first time next month to help protect towns from devastating fires like the one that largely destroyed the city of Paradise last fall. It’s pulling the troops away from President Donald Trump’s border protection efforts and devoting them to fire protection. Starting next week, 110 California National Guard troops will receive 11 days of training in using shovels, rakes and chain saws to help thin trees and brush, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Mike Mohler said. They will be divided into five teams that will travel around the state starting in April to work on forest management projects, mainly clearing or reducing trees and vegetation in an effort to deprive flames of fuel. Mormon missionaries return from Russia • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Wednesday that two of its missionaries had returned to the U.S. after they were detained in Russia for more than two weeks in an alleged visa violation case. The men were treated well and permitted to stay in contact with their relatives and church officials during the detention, church spokesman Eric Hawkins said in a statement. The Utah-based faith had previously said it was “troubled by the circumstances.” Latter-day Saint missionaries have not been allowed to legally proselytize in Russia since 2016 and are called “volunteers” while they perform missionary duty in the country.

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Renty, a slave in South Carolina in 1850, is seen in this copy photo of a daguerreotype. Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Conn., says Renty is her family’s patriarch. The portrait was commissioned by Harvard biologist Louis Agassiz, whose ideas were used to support the enslavement of Africans in the United States.

ries about Renty passed down from her mother. While enslaved in Columbia, S.C., the suit says, Renty taught himself to read and later held secret Bible readings on the plantation. He is described as “small in stature but towering in the minds of those who knew him.” The suit says Lanier has verified her genealogical ties to Renty, whom she calls “Papa Renty.” She says he is her greatgreat-great-grandfather. “My mother made sure that not only her children and her grandchildren, but everyone, knew the stories,” Lanier told The Associated Press. Asked what she would do if given the photos, Lanier said she wanted the opportunity to tell “the true story of who Renty was.” Lanier alleges that she wrote to Harvard in 2011 detailing her ties to Renty. In a letter to Drew Faust, then Harvard’s president, Lanier said she wanted to learn more about the images and how they would be used. She was more explicit in 2017, demanding that Harvard relinquish the photos. In both cases, she said, Harvard responded but evaded her requests.

The school has used the photos as part of its own effort to confront its historical ties to slavery. At the 2017 conference called “Universities and Slavery: Bound by History,” referenced in the lawsuit, Harvard printed Renty’s portrait on the program cover and projected it on a giant screen above the stage. In the image, Renty stares hauntingly into the camera, his hair graying and his gaunt frame exposed. Lanier, who was in the audience at the event, said she was stunned by a passage in the program that described the origins of the photo but seemed to dismiss her genealogical findings. It said that the photo was taken for Agassiz’s research and that “while Agassiz earned acclaim, Renty returned to invisibility.” The suit alleges that “by contesting Ms. Lanier’s claim of lineage, Harvard is shamelessly capitalizing on the intentional damage done to black Americans’ genealogy by a century’s worth of policies that forcibly separated families, erased slaves’ family names, withheld birth and death records, and criminalized literacy.”

Fish in river that famously caught fire OK’d for dinner BY JULIE CARR SMYTH associated Press

picture. Justice Brett Kavanaugh seemed most bothered that Evans’ consistent effort to seat juries with as few African-Americans as possible reflected “a stereotype that you’re just going to favor someone because they’re the same race as the defendant.” It may have been Kavanaugh’s comment that prompted Thomas’ questions just as the arguments were concluding. “Would you be kind enough to tell me whether or not you exercised any peremptories?” he asked Johnson, who said Flowers’ trial attorney had done so. “And what was the race of the jurors struck there?” Thomas continued. White, Johnson said. “But I would add that ... her motivation is not the question here. The question is the motivation of Doug Evans,” she said. A decision in Flowers v. Mississippi, 179572, is expected by late June.

resources so that we can see additional improvements.” The announcement came as DeWine is pushing a state budget that includes nearly $1 billion for water quality projects aimed at cleaning up toxic algae in Lake Erie and protecting other lakes and rivers in the state. The Cuyahoga River was already one of the most polluted rivers in the country at the time of the fire on June 22, 1969, close to where the river empties into Lake Erie, according to the Ohio History Connection. The fire was neither the first nor the worst the river had experienced. But the 1969 fire, where industrial waste and sewage were regularly dumped, drew national media attention that made it an instant poster child for water pollution at a time when the country was becoming more environmentally aware.

“As we approach the 50th anniversary of the most infamous Cuyahoga River fire, we reflect on the progress that has been made,” said Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells, CEO of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, whose establishment was inspired by the Cuyahoga River fire, gave the thumbs-up to easing the fish consumption restrictions. Regional administrator Cathy Stepp called it “a huge step” in the agency’s work to improve water quality. The U.S. EPA agreed with Ohio EPA’s recommendation that restrictions on fish consumption be eased from Gorge Dam near Akron to Lake Erie in Cleveland. State regulators proposed the change last year judging by improvements observed through fish tissue sampling.

Netanyahu to visit White House • President Donald Trump will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House next week. The president will welcome Netanyahu for his third White House visit since Trump took office, the White house said Wednesday. They will discuss Middle East issues in a meeting Monday and Trump will host Netanyahu for dinner Tuesday. Trump and Netanyahu have enjoyed a close relationship and Trump has been applauded in Israel for recognizing Jerusalem as its capital and moving the U.S. Embassy there. The prime minister is visiting the United States weeks before elections in Israel. His poll numbers have sagged since the announcement of a pending indictment on corruption charges. 67 have mumps at Temple • Philadelphia health officials say they’ve now believe 67 people have contracted mumps at Temple University. City Department of Health spokesman James Garrow said Tuesday that the total number of probable cases stood at 67 — up from 54 cases a day before. WCAU-TV reports health officials confirmed 12 cases through laboratory testing while 55 others were listed as probable. Mumps is a viral infection that involves swelled glands. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the measlesmumps-rubella vaccine is the best way for people to protect themselves against it. Governor exposed his children to chickenpox • Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he deliberately exposed his children to chickenpox so they would catch the highly contagious disease and become immune. In an interview Tuesday on Bowling Green radio station WKCT, Bevin said that his children were “miserable for a few days” after contracting chickenpox but said “they all turned out fine.” Bevin and his wife, Glenna, have nine children, four adopted. The governor, a Republican, said parents worried about chickenpox should have their children vaccinated. But he said government shouldn’t mandate the vaccination. Judge blocks Kentucky abortion law • For the second time in days, a new Kentucky law imposing more restrictions on abortion has been temporarily halted by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge David J. Hale issued on Wednesday an order temporarily blocking a measure to ban abortion for women seeking to end their pregnancies because of the gender, race or disability of the fetus. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, signed the bill Tuesday. Last week, the judge temporarily blocked a new Kentucky law that would mostly ban abortions in the state once a fetal heartbeat is detected. A heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks into pregnancy. From news services


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Taxpayers may have to foot bill for ailing black lung fund BY DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, KY. • The administration of President Donald Trump and coal industry allies are insisting that a federal black lung trust fund will continue to pay benefits to sick miners despite a drastic cut in funding. But the expected shortfalls will be covered by taxpayers instead of coal companies, adding more debt to the already struggling fund. And at least one Republican congressman from the coalfields has added his voice to the chorus of miners and advocates worried that the fund’s promise to sick workers ultimately might not be kept. Longtime U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, a Republican from Kentucky’s Appalachian region, said a government report showed the trust fund “is on an unsustainable path, potentially putting the benefits on which many families in my region rely in jeopardy.” The cut potentially means hundreds of millions in savings for coal companies, though Trump’s Labor Department acknowledges that the trust fund’s purpose was for the industry to pay for the health of workers who got sick mining coal. In January, the tax rate coal companies pay to support the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund was cut in half, leaving sick miners fearing future benefit cuts from a fund that is about $4 billion in debt. “The trust fund is billions of dollars in debt and we just cut the revenue stream that funds it in half, in the face of the most serious outbreak of black lung disease that we’ve seen in the U.S.,” said Wes Addington, a Kentucky lawyer who helps coal miners seek black lung benefits. “They’re not explaining how the math works on

that, and at what point it becomes a problem, and what’s the solution to that problem in a year or two years?” The Department of Labor said in a statement Wednesday that it was obligated to continue paying benefits to sick miners, so a shortfall would be covered by borrowing from taxpayers. With cash trickling into the fund at less than half its usual rate, federal budget officials estimate that by the middle of 2020 there won’t be enough money to fully cover the fund’s benefit payments. The 1977 law establishing the trust fund was designed to “shift fiscal responsibility for black lung benefit payments from the federal government to the coal industry,” according to a congressional budget justification document created by the Department of Labor this year. Miners say coal operators want to foist their obligations back on the government. “It only seems fair that since this is an industrycaused problem, the industry should be paying for these benefits instead of shifting the burden onto taxpayers, as they have done,” United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts said in a statement Wednesday. Roberts said miners were concerned that the mounting deficit in future years would force lawmakers to cut benefits. Lawmakers could restore the tax rate to its 2018 level, but that hasn’t happened. Some Democratic senators, including West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin and Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, have sponsored a bill to extend the 2018 tax rate for another 10 years. The rate of $1.10 per ton of underground mined coal was cut by more than half to about 50 cents in the new year. The fund took in about

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Pilot riding standby saved Lion Air flight BY ALAN LEVIN AND HARRY SUHARTONO Bloomberg

As the Lion Air crew fought to control their diving Boeing 737 Max 8, they got help from an unexpected source: an offduty pilot who happened to be riding in the cockpit. That extra pilot, who was seated in the cockpit jumpseat, correctly diagnosed the problem and told the crew how to disable a malfunctioning flight-control system and save the plane, according to two people familiar with Indonesia’s investigation. The next day, under command of a different crew facing what investigators said was an identical malfunction, the jetliner crashed into the Java Sea killing all 189 aboard. The previously undisclosed detail on the earlier Lion Air flight represents a new clue in the mystery of how some 737 MAX pilots faced with the malfunction have been able to avert disaster while the others lost control of their planes and crashed. The presence of a third pilot in the cockpit wasn’t contained in Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee’s

Nov. 28 report on the crash and hasn’t previously been reported. The so-called dead-head pilot on the earlier flight from Bali to Jakarta told the crew to cut power to the motor driving the nose down, according to the people familiar, part of a checklist that all pilots are required to memorize. The Indonesia safety committee report said the plane had had multiple failures on previous flights and hadn’t been properly repaired. The safety system, designed to keep planes from climbing too steeply and stalling, has come under scrutiny by investigators of the crash as well as a subsequent one less than five months later in Ethiopia. A malfunctioning sensor is believed to have tricked the Lion Air plane’s computers into thinking it needed to automatically bring the nose down to avoid a stall. Boeing’s 737 MAX was grounded March 13 by U.S. regulators after similarities to the Oct. 29 Lion Air crash emerged in the investigation of the March 10 crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. The FAA last week said it planned to

mandate changes in the system to make it less likely to activate when there is no emergency. The agency and Boeing said they are also going to require additional training and references to it in flight manuals. After the Lion Air crash, two U.S. pilots’ unions said the potential risks of the system, known as the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, or MCAS, hadn’t been sufficiently spelled out in their manuals or training. None of the documentation for the MAX aircraft included an explanation, the union leaders said. “We don’t like that we weren’t notified,” Jon Weaks, president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, said in November. “It makes us question, ‘Is that everything, guys?’ I would hope there are no more surprises out there.” The Allied Pilots Association union at American Airlines Group Inc. also said details about the system weren’t included in the documentation about the plane. Following the Lion Air crash, the FAA required Boeing to notify airlines about the system and Boeing sent a bulletin to

Britain’s prime minister asks wary EU to delay Brexit until June 30

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A man who opposes leaving the European Union stands outside the entrance to Downing Street, in London, on Wednesday. British Prime Minister Theresa May says she has “great personal regret” that the U.K. won’t leave the European Union with a deal next week.

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ain voted to leave the European Union, and nine days before it is scheduled to walk out the door, Prime Minister Theresa May hit the pause button Wednesday, asking the bloc to postpone the U.K.’s departure until June 30. EU leaders, who are exasperated by Britain’s Brexit melodrama, said they would grant the extension only if May could win the U.K. Parliament’s approval for her twice-rejected Brexit deal. Otherwise, the U.K. is facing a much longer delay to Brexit, or a chaotic “no-deal” departure from the bloc. In a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk, May acknowledged that the Brexit process “clearly will not be completed before 29 March, 2019” — the date fixed in law two years ago for Britain’s departure. In asking to delay Britain’s withdrawal until June 30, May said she would set out her reasons to EU leaders at a summit in Brussels on Thursday.

Tusk said he thought a short delay to Brexit “will be possible, but it would be conditional on a positive vote on the withdrawal agreement in the House of Commons.” British opposition politicians, and proEU members of May’s Conservative government, had urged a longer extension, saying a delay of just a few months could leave the country once again facing a chaotic no-deal Brexit this summer. Withdrawing without a deal could mean huge disruptions for businesses and U.K. residents, as well as those in the 27 remaining EU countries. But a long extension would infuriate the pro-Brexit wing of May’s divided party and would require Britain to participate in May 23-26 elections for the European Parliament. May said a longer delay would result in Parliament spending “endless hours contemplating its navel on Brexit.” “As prime minister I am not prepared to delay Brexit any further than June 30,” she told the House of Commons — a hint she could quit if Britain is forced to accept a longer pause.

Any delay that required Britain to take part in European parliamentary elections would be a major headache for the bloc. Britain’s seats already have been allocated to other countries to fill in the May election. Britain believes it would not have to participate if it got a three-month delay, because the newly elected European parliament is not due to convene until July. But a leading European Commission official said a June 30 extension would cause “legal uncertainty.” The official, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the situation, said Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told May in a telephone call that “the withdrawal has to be complete before May 23,” the first day of the European elections. The alternative would be for Britain to participate in the elections and accept a much longer delay, to the end of 2019 or beyond. The EU is unwilling to give Britain more time unless the government can find a way out of the Brexit impasse.

U.N. judges increase sentence for Bosnian ex-leader to life BY MIKE CORDER associated Press

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mer Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic, one of the chief architects of the slaughter and devastation of Bosnia’s 1992-95 war, was sentenced Wednesday to life imprisonment as United Nations appeals judges upheld his convictions for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Karadzic, 73, barely reacted in court as Presiding Judge Vagn Joensen told him to stand and then increased his original 40year sentence to life. Survivors of the conflict who packed into the Hague courtroom’s public gallery, separated from Karadzic only by a wall of glass, erupted into applause then streamed outside weeping and hugging one another. The prosecutor who worked doggedly for a decade to convict Karadzic welcomed the rulings, saying they should prove even to Karadzic’s supporters back in Bosnia that he is no hero. “This trial has proven the opposite,” said Prosecutor Serge Brammertz. “Karadzic will be remembered by history

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Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic stands before a Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in 2008.

as a war criminal responsible for horrific human suffering.” The war in Bosnia was Europe’s bloodiest conflict since World War II, leaving 100,000 dead and millions homeless. Karadzic’s lawyer, Peter Robinson, said the disgraced leader accepted “moral responsibility” for the suffering in the war. But he said Karadzic insisted after the hearing that “politics triumphed over justice today. The appeals chamber whitewashed an unjust trial and an unfair

verdict.” In Srebrenica, the eastern Bosnian town that witnessed the war’s bloody climax when Serb forces slaughtered some 8,000 Muslim men and boys in 1995, relatives of victims clutched photos of lost loved ones, cried and applauded as they watched a delayed broadcast of the hearing. Similar scenes were seen in Sarajevo City Hall, which was rebuilt after being destroyed during the Bosnian war by Serb shelling. Joensen said Karadzic’s original 40year sentence, handed down in 2016, “underestimates the extraordinary gravity of Karadzic’s responsibility and his integral participation in the most egregious of crimes.” Karadzic is one of the most senior figures tried by the Hague war crimes court. His case was considered as key in delivering justice for victims. Karadzic’s wartime military commander, Gen. Ratko Mladic, is also awaiting an appeal judgment of his genocide and war crimes conviction, which earned him a life sentence. Both men were convicted of genocide for their roles in the Srebrenica massacre.

all customers flying the MAX reminding them how to disable it in an emergency. Authorities have released few details about Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 other than it flew a “very similar” track as the Lion Air planes and then dove sharply into the ground. There have been no reports of maintenance issues with the Ethiopian Airlines plane before its crash. If the same issue is also found to have helped bring down Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, one of the most vexing questions crash investigators and aviation safety consultants are asking is why the pilots on that flight didn’t perform the checklist that disables the system. “After this horrific Lion Air accident, you’d think that everyone flying this airplane would know that’s how you turn this off,” said Steve Wallace, the former director of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s accident investigation branch. The combination of factors required to bring down a plane in these circumstances suggests other issues may also have occurred in the Ethiopia crash, said Jeffrey Guzzetti, who also directed accident investigations at FAA and is now a consultant.

DIGEST School bus driver abducts children in Italy, burns bus A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their chaperones Wednesday, ordering the children’s hands to be bound and threatening them with death during the 40-minute ordeal, before setting the vehicle on fire when he was stopped by a police blockade. Officers broke glass windows in the back of the bus and got all the passengers to safety without serious injury before the flames destroyed the vehicle, authorities said. As he was apprehended, the driver said he was protesting migrant deaths in the Mediterranean, Commander Luca De Marchis told Sky TG24. De Marchis told Sky TG24 that the driver, an Italian citizen of Senegalese origin in his 40s, threatened the passengers, telling them that “no one would survive today” as he commandeered the bus carrying two middle-school classes to a nearby gym in Cremona province, some 25 miles from Milan. The driver was apprehended and was being treated for burns. Algeria’s president loses party’s support • The acting head of Algeria’s governing party says it is throwing its support behind protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Critics viewed the move Wednesday as an effort to save the reputation of the FLN party amid increasing disillusionment with Algeria’s power structure. FLN interim leader Moab Bouchareb told a meeting of party leaders that the party “supports the popular movement.” But he also appeared to support Bouteflika’s “roadmap” for political reforms. Bouchareb himself has been criticized as representing a leadership considered corrupt and out of touch with Algeria’s struggling youth. The FLN is Bouteflika’s party. Four cleared in train blasts in India • An Indian court on Wednesday acquitted four Hindus charged with triggering explosions on a train heading to India’s border with Pakistan 12 years ago, killing 68 people, most of them Pakistani citizens. Defense attorney Mukesh Garg said the court in the northern Indian town of Mohali ruled that investigators failed to conclusively prove that the accused were guilty. Two coaches of the Samjhauta Express, or Friendship Express, were engulfed in flames after the blasts in 2007 outside Dewana, a train station near New Delhi. The train was traveling from New Delhi to Atari, the last station before the Pakistan border. At Atari, passengers switch to a Pakistani train. Pakistan summoned India’s ambassador to protest Wednesday’s acquittal. In a statement, Pakistan called it a “travesty of justice” that reflected an “Indian state policy of promoting and protecting Hindu terrorists.” France to deploy soldiers during protests • French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that soldiers will be deployed across the country to help maintain security during “yellow vest” protests planned this weekend. Macron said the military would secure government buildings and other sites to allow police forces to focus on maintaining public order, in comments reported Wednesday. About 7,000 soldiers, most armed with automatic weapons, are already deployed across the country in what the military calls Operation Sentinel, which was created to protect sensitive sites following deadly attacks in 2015. The French government announced on Monday new security measures and a ban on yellow vest protests along the ChampsÉlysées Avenue in Paris and in two other cities following riots on Saturday that left stores ransacked and charred from fires. Flooding strikes Afghanistan • A U.N. humanitarian agency says recent flooding in Afghanistan has left more than 122,600 people in need of assistance. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a statement late on Tuesday that the flooding has affected 14 out of the country’s 34 provinces. So far this year, 63 people have died as heavy rain and flooding swept away their homes. From news services


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Militant groups use mosque shootings to spread hate BY SOUAD MEKHENNET Washington Post

Militant groups are using the attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, to spread a message of hate, pushing a narrative that says the West is at war with Islam and Muslims worldwide, security officials and experts say. Al-Qaida, the Islamic State and other groups have cited the massacre, which left 50 people dead, in recent online appeals to supporters and potential recruits. Some of the messages have included video footage the shooter apparently made as he arrived at one mosque and opened fire inside. “In a sense, the Christchurch attacker has done a giant favor for the global jihadist movement,” said Rita Katz, executive director at SITE Intelligence Group, a private firm that monitors extremist activity online. “And no one should be surprised when this attack is still a staple of jihadi propaganda and justifications for threats and incitements 10 years from now.” In an audio message posted online, the official Islamic State spokesman, known by his alias of Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, accused the “nations of the Cross and apostate” of sponsoring the killing of Muslims around the world. The scenes of death in Christchurch “were enough to wake the sleep” and incite supporters of the caliphate to take revenge, he said. In another post, Abu Abdul Karim al-Gharbi, a senior member of al-Qaida, also called on supporters to exact revenge against “the countries fighting Islam.” Intelligence officials say the video of the killing of Muslim worshippers in-

side a mosque is an especially powerful way for the groups to spread extremist propaganda. “Imagine how deeply emotional the video of this right-wing terrorist attack is to many people who have nothing to do with terrorism, then imagine what affect it might have on people who already think the West is at war with their religion,” said a North African intelligence official, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak in public. The groups have highlighted the reactions of leaders and politicians in Western countries, describing what they say is a lack of empathy for Muslim victims in general and a double standard in the way terrorism is defined. “What groups like ISIS and al-Qaida will do is they use what they see as shortcomings of Western leaders and societies after the Christchurch attack, in order to emphasize that Muslims are not equal citizens,” a European security official said. “We have picked up messages in jihadist chat rooms where the statements of President Trump and European leaders were interpreted as messages to Muslims that they are not worth as much as white non-Muslims.” After the shooting, Trump decried “the monstrous terror attacks” that transformed “sacred places of worship” into “scenes of evil killing.” But when asked by a reporter whether he thought white nationalism was a rising threat around the world, he responded: “I don’t really. I think it’s a small group of people that have very, very serious problems, I guess.”

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land will ban military-style semiautomatics and assault rifles, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced early Thursday, six days after attacks on two mosques in Christchurch that left 50 people dead. “On 15 March, our history changed forever. Now, our laws will, too,” Ardern said. “We are announcing action today on behalf of all New Zealanders to strengthen our gun laws and make our country a safer place.” She also announced a buyback scheme to encourage people who own such weapons to surrender them. A gunman who attacked two Christchurch mosques Friday used AR15 weapons in the deadliest mass shooting New Zealand has seen. The suspect has admitted to the attack. As the country continues to face the aftermath of the tragedy, 16-year-old Hamza Mustafa and his father, Khaled Mustafa, were laid to rest Wednesday, the first victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks to be buried. They had arrived in New Zealand only a few months ago after escaping the war in Syria. Hamza’s 13-year-old brother, Zaid, watched from a wheelchair, his leg bandaged from where he had been shot, as the bodies wrapped in white shawls and in open caskets were lowered into the ground. “I don’t want to be here alone,” Zaid said, according to one attendee at the funeral. They were shot Friday at the Al Noor Mosque,

victims of a gunman who posted anti-immigrant rhetoric online before he launched the attacks on two mosques. Police now say he had planned to attack a third target before he was stopped. Hamza called his mother Salwa after the attacks began. He was running with his brother, who had already been shot, when his mother heard more shooting and screaming and then nothing. After the attack was over, someone picked up the phone, the line still open, and told Salwa her son was dead. Hamza was a talented horse rider and loved to play soccer and go fishing, his classmates at Cashmere High School remembered. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday visited the school, which lost another student and a former student in the shootings. “Yes, there will be some interest in the terrorist who did this. But if I can make one request: Don’t say his name,” Ardern said. “Don’t dwell on who he is. Dwell on your students and friends, on the Muslim community.” Ardern also said Wednesday that Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters, who was flying to Turkey, would “confront” officials there over inflammatory statements made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the massacre in recent days. Erdogan, whose party is facing local elections later this month, has been criticized for repeatedly airing video clips of the alleged shooter’s footage at campaign rallies around Turkey.

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Mark it down: Wong wins a Gold Glove He no longer even needs to predict it himself BE BEN FREDERICKSON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JUPITER, FLA. • Neil Walker

ROBERT COHEN • rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong makes a diving stop last September at Busch Stadium in a game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

BACK WITH A BANG After concussion recovery, Perron starts contributing right away BY JIM THOMAS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

David Perron has a new lease on his hockey life. And judging by his performance since returning from a concussion, he’s enjoying himself. After being sidelined for 24 games, the veteran forward has five points in three games on three goals and two assists. He scored twice and assisted on another goal in Tuesday’s 7-2 victory over Edmonton. In the process, he has extended his personal points streak to 16 games, which is tied for fourth best in Blues franchise history. Brett Hull had a 25-game point streak in 1991-92 and a 20-game point streak in 1989-90. Blake Dunlop had a 19-game streak in 1981-82. Perron is tied with Phil Goyette (1969-70) for fourth.

See FREDERICKSON • Page B1

> Thursday split squad games: 12:05 vs. Yankees, FSM; 5:35 at Nats ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOS

David Perron celebrates a goal against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.

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MAKING SOME NOISE Schwartz has had trouble scoring, but he’s coming on strong BENJAMIN HOCHMAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A little more svelte for his belt, his hockey brain still covered by ice-white hair, Ken Hitchcock returned to the old rink with a new name. At Enterprise Center on Tuesday morning, the former Blues coach and current Oilers coach was asked questions about his old club, as if he were a proud papa of sorts. Which Blues player’s progress gave him the most satisfaction? “Ah, for me,” he said, “Schwartzie.” An interesting answer, considering Schwartz’s uneven season. “I mean, this is tough year for Jaden because he hasn’t scored,

was safe. Twice. But there he went, ducking back into the Roger Dean Stadium dugout. An infield hopper that never should have become an out had been plucked from the dirt. Twice. The lack of surprise resonated. The sensational has already become expected. Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt teamed up to make a play this week that showed exactly why Wong will win his first Gold Glove this season. Bank on it. If Wong stays healthy, he is joining Goldschmidt’s elite defensive club. This spot, this exact paragraph, is where you would normally see a quote from Wong. He might come out guns blazing, saying he got robbed of a Gold Glove last season. He could shred the selection process that skipped him. He could call his shot for 2019. He hasn’t. He won’t. Add that to the list of reasons he will win one. Every offseason in recent memory has produced a headline about Wong’s prediction for

Fans throw their hats on the ice after Jaden Schwartz’s third goal Tuesday night.

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Cards hope to get their offense going in final week BY DERRICK GOOLD St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JUPITER, FLA. • With a week remaining before opening day and five games to go in Florida, the sample sizes may be too small to sway individual decisions that must be made for the roster, but not so small that the Cardinals feel they can’t change the impression of their offense. For the second time in four days, the Miami Marlins smothered the Cardinals lineup, shutting them out 6-0 Wednesday and taking a no-hitter into the ninth Sunday. The box score offered breadcrumbs that could be retraced to see how the Cardinals, the lowest-scoring team in baseball this spring, have reached the final week still waiting for a perk. The Cardinals had zero walks and two of their three hits came from No. 8 hitter Drew Robinson. See CARDINALS • Page B3

See HOCHMAN • Page B6

SLU’s defense has been confounding opponents NCAA TOURNAMENT

‘We couldn’t score,’ says coach of Bonnies BY STU DURANDO St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Figuring out which defense to play was not a major consideration for Travis Ford in his first two seasons at St. Louis University. The Billikens would practice a zone, but Ford often said he didn’t know if it was game-ready. He did implement a 1-3-1 zone last season but used it sporadically despite its occasional success. These days it’s difficult to know what defense Ford is going to use, and that element of surprise was a factor in SLU’s ability

to win four games in four days at the Atlantic 10 tournament. The 1-3-1, or what Ford calls the “13” defense, was highly effective in wins over Dayton and Davidson. But Ford used it on only a few defensive possessions in the final win over St. Bonaventure, eventually playing man-toman after heavy doses of zone the previous three days. The predictability is gone. Senior D.J. Foreman spoke to the Billikens’ versatility when he broke out the team’s inside terminology in New York. See SLU • Page B4

EAST REGION North Dakota State......................78 North Carolina Central ................74 WEST REGION Arizona State...............................74 St. John’s......................................65 First Four story inside • B4 Bracket • B5 What to watch on Thursday when the first round begins and the madness ratchets up • B5 > SLU in the NCAA Tournament 8:57 p.m. Friday vs. Virginia Tech in San Jose, Calif., truTV ASSOCIATED PRESS

St. Louis U. coach Travis Ford cuts the net after his team defeated St. Bonaventure on Sunday during the Atlantic 10 title game.

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Friday 3/22 at Mets (SS)* 12:10 p.m. FSM

Saturday 3/23 at Nationals* 12:05 p.m. FSM

*Exhibition game Sunday 3/24 vs. Marlins* 12:05 p.m. FSM

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Saturday 3/23 vs. Lightning 7 p.m. FSM

Monday 3/25 vs. Golden Knights 7 p.m., FSM

Sunday 3/24 NCAA Tourn. vs. Miss. St./Liberty (if nec.) TBA

Mizzou women’s basketball • mutigers.com | 800-228-7297 Friday 3/22 NCAA Tourn. vs. Drake, 3 p.m., ESPN2

Sunday 3/24 NCAA Tourn. vs. Iowa/Mercer (if nec.) TBA

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

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

Saturday 4/13 vs. Birmingham 7:30 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 4:30 a.m. Regular season: Mariners vs. Athletics, in Tokyo, ESPN 12:05 p.m. Exhibition: Cardinals (SS) vs. Yankees, FSM, KMOX (1120 AM) 12:05 p.m. Exhibition: Marlins at Mets, MLB Network 6 p.m. College: Florida at Vanderbilt, SEC Network BASKETBALL 11 a.m. NCAA Tournament: Louisville vs. Minnesota, KMOV (4) 11:30 a.m. NCAA Tournament: Louisiana State vs. Yale, truTV 12:20 p.m. NCAA Tournament: Auburn vs. New Mexico State, TNT 12:50 p.m. NCAA Tournament: Florida State vs. Vermont, TBS 1:30 p.m. NCAA Tournament: Michigan State vs. Bradley, KMOV (4) 2 p.m. NCAA Tournament: Maryland vs. Belmont, truTV 2:50 p.m. NCAA Tournament: Kansas vs. Northeastern, TNT 3:20 p.m. NCAA Tournament: Marquette vs. Murray State, TBS 5:45 p.m. NCAA Tournament: Nevada vs. Florida, TNT 6 p.m. NCAA Tournament: Kentucky vs. Abilene Christian, KMOV (4) 6:15 p.m. NCAA Tournament: Gonzaga vs. Fairleigh Dickinson, truTV 6:15 p.m. NCAA Tournament: Villanova vs. St. Mary’s, TBS 8:15 p.m. NCAA Tournament: Michigan vs. Montana, TNT 8:30 p.m. NCAA Tournament: Wofford vs. Seton Hall, KMOV (4) 8:45 p.m. NCAA Tournament: Purdue vs. Old Dominion, TBS 8:55 p.m. NCAA Tournament: Syracuse vs. Baylor, truTV 9:30 p.m. NBA: Pacers at Warriors, FSM Plus BOWLING 7 p.m. PBA: WSOB PBA World Championship, FS1 FOOTBALL 3:30 a.m. AFL Premiership: Collingwood Magpies vs. Geelong Cats, FS2 GOLF 1 p.m. PGA: Valspar Championship, first round, GOLF 5 p.m. LPGA: Bank of Hope Founders Cup, first round, GOLF 2:30 a.m. European PGA: Maybank Championship, second round, GOLF HOCKEY 7 p.m. Blues vs. Red Wings, FSM, KMOX (1120 AM) LACROSSE 4 p.m. College women: Maryland at Penn State, ESPNU 6 p.m. College women: Michigan at Ohio State, BTN SOCCER 2:30 p.m. 2020 UEFA Euro qualifying Belgium vs. Russia, ESPN2 7 p.m. Soccer United States vs. Ecuador, ESPN2 TENNIS 10 a.m. Miami Open: ATP 1st round, WTA 2nd round, Tennis Channel 6 p.m. Miami Open: ATP 1st round, WTA 2nd round, Tennis Channel WRESTLING 11 a.m. College: NCAA Tournament, first round, ESPNU 6 p.m. College: NCAA Tournament, second round, ESPN

DIGEST Jets have deal with Siemian as backup at QB Trevor Siemian has joined the Jets to be Sam Darnold’s backup. The veteran quarterback signed a one-year deal Wednesday with New York, which was in the market for an experienced QB while Josh McCown mulls his playing future. A person with direct knowledge of the contract says it is worth $2 million, with a maximum value of $3 million with incentives. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team does not announce financial terms of contracts. The 27-year-old Siemian spent last season with Minnesota and was with Denver the previous three years. He has 30 touchdown passes and 24 interceptions in 26 games, including 25 starts. The Jets also have Davis Webb on their roster but wanted a veteran presence with McCown an unrestricted free agent and considering retirement. Colts keep Geathers • Safety Clayton Geathers has agreed to a one-year deal with Indianapolis. He started 12 games for Indy last season and finished third on the team with a career-high 86 tackles. Dillashaw gives up UFC title • TJ Dillashaw has surrendered the UFC 135-pound championship because of an “adverse finding” in his last drug test. Dillashaw posted on social media that he would give up the belt after he was informed by the New York State Athletic Commission and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency of the results of his test leading up to his last fight in January. Dillashaw suffered a first-round loss to Henry Cejudo and failed to become a two-division champion. A spokesman with the New York commission said Wednesday that Dillashaw (16-4) was fined $10,000 and suspended for one year for drug use, but declined to give further details. Alliance title game to Texas • The Alliance of American Football is moving its championship game from Las Vegas to Frisco, Texas. The new eight-team spring league, which plays its seventh set of games this weekend, said the April 27 title match will switch to The Ford Center at the Star, which is owned by Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys and is the indoor practice arena for the team. “I am a big fan of The Alliance,” Jones said. “They are the first high-quality alternative football league to come along in a long time.” Originally, the title game was set for Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, an aging college facility. But when Tom Dundon, owner of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, joined the Alliance last month as chairman, he helped arrange for the championship game’s move to Texas during a meeting with Jones at the NFL combine. Azarenka wins in Miami tennis • Victoria Azarenka won the first match on the stadium court at the new site of the Miami Open by beating Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 in Miami Gardens, Fla. The unseeded Azarenka is a three-time Miami Open champion. After a one-day delay because of rain, the tournament started Wednesday at the Miami Dolphins’ complex. The 13,800-seat stadium was nearly empty for the opening match, but bigger crowds are expected when seeded players begin taking the court. They have first-round byes. Associated Press

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Mariners win opener in Tokyo ASSOCIATED PRESS

Friday 3/29 at Rangers 6 p.m. FSM

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Ichiro Suzuki drew all the cheers. Most everyone else on the Seattle Mariners did all the hitting. A crowd of 45,787 that came to salute Suzuki in his homeland saw Domingo Santana deliver the biggest hit at the Tokyo Dome, a grand slam that sent Seattle over the Oakland Athletics 9-7 Wednesday in the Major League Baseball opener. Batting ninth and knowing he’d get two plate appearances, Suzuki popped up and worked a walk. The 45-year-old star took his spot in right field to begin the bottom of the fourth inning, then was pulled to another huge ovation. He was met with hugs from the Mariners on the diamond. “The fans in Japan probably aren’t used to the reception I got from my teammates, but it’s not that unusual in the majors,” Suzuki said. Mariners manager Scott Servais said Suzuki will play in Thursday’s final game of the series, but there is no guarantee he’ll start. “We certainly want to give him an opportunity to go out and play, but we also want to get some other guys in the game,” Servais said. This marked the earliest opening day ever — the summer sport actually started on the last day of winter. No doubt, most fans in North America were sound asleep when Oakland’s Mike Fiers threw the first pitch at 4:36 a.m. St. Louis time (6:36 p.m. in Tokyo). Tim Beckham also homered as several Seattle newcomers excelled. Khris Davis, who led the majors with 48 home runs last year, Stephen Piscotty and Matt Chapman connected for the A’s. Seattle starter Marco Gonzales hung in for six innings, allowing three earned runs and seven hits, and got the win. Trout, Angels finalize deal • Mike Trout and the Angels announced their 12-year contract, a record deal that ties baseball’s top player to Los Angeles for what likely will be the rest of his career.

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Seattle Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki gestures while leaving the field after being removed in the fourth inning of baseball’s opener against the Oakland Athletics at the Tokyo Dome.

A person with knowledge of the contract told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the deal is worth $432 million, shattering baseball’s previous high set when Bryce Harper and Philadelphia struck a $330 million, 13-year agreement earlier in spring training. Angels owner Arte Moreno says in a statement Wednesday he is thrilled Trout “has agreed to wear an Angels uniform for his entire career.” Trout had been due $66.5 million over the next two seasons under his previous deal, a $144.5 million, six-year agreement. Giants add Joyce • Outfielder Matt Joyce has reached agreement on a minor league deal with San Francisco following his release by Cleveland. The Giants announced the non-roster addition of Joyce, who is 34 and spent the past two seasons across the bay with Oakland. He played in just 83 games last season while dealing with a lingering back injury, batting .208 with seven home runs and 15 RBIs. The Indians signed Carlos Gonzalez to a minor league deal

Tuesday, making Joyce expendable. He was released from his minor league contract, making him a free agent. White Sox, Jimenez close • A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Chicago White Sox are nearing a $43 million, six-year contract with highly regarded outfield prospect Eloy Jimenez. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been agreed to. The contract would include team options for 2025 and 2026 that if exercised would make the agreement worth $77.5 million over eight years. Other news • Rookie Brandon Lowe, who made his big league debut last August, has agreed to a $24 million, six-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. The 24-year-old infielder and outfielder has just 58 days of major league service. ... Righthander Ryan Pressly and Houston agreed to a $20.4 million, three-year contract, a deal that adds $17.5 million over an additional two seasons.

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the upcoming year. There was the time he pushed back against the notion of becoming a platoon player. There was the time he hoped to convince the Cardinals he could hit leadoff. There was the time he predicted a home run total he did not reach. This season? Kolten’s calm. Don’t mistake that for lack of confidence. It oozes in silence. He is glowing with a sense of sureness. The signs we saw in the second half of last season were not blips. They pointed to a pivot. This season will be Wong at his best. “I’m just kind of over all of the what-ifs,” Wong said. “I’ve kind of taken to the fact that I know I’m a good player. I know I belong out there every single day. It’s a matter of putting the steps toward getting to that point. I don’t care about if I have to prove myself, or what people think. I know how good I am.” You know by now that Wong can make sensational plays at second. What you don’t know, unless you have been to some Grapefruit League games this spring, is how much better he became the instant three-time Gold Glove winner Goldschmidt became the Cardinals’ first baseman. Wong had a sense at the time of the trade. Now he has proof. “He definitely has a lot of confidence right now,” starter Michael Wacha said of Wong. “That’s what everyone wants at his best, when that confidence is going. He believes he is the best player out there.” “It’s really fun seeing him have that swagger that he needs to go out there and make those plays,” Wacha continued. “I absolutely love having him play behind me. It makes our job on the mound a lot easier, him getting to those balls in the hole, making those plays, getting us out of those innings. It’s really cool to watch and see how he’s going about his business this spring.” One overlooked out proved

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The Cards’ Kolten Wong watches batting practice last month.

Wacha’s conclusion. In the first inning of Sunday’s Grapefruit League game against the Marlins, third baseman Neil Walker dribbled a John Gant pitch toward second. It bounced once or twice, then just died. Walker blitzed down the line. Wong raced toward the ball. There was one chance to steal the out. No moment or movement could be wasted. “Off the bat, it was kind of hard to read how hard it was actually hit,” Wong recalled. “But once I realized it was short, that was basically the only play I had. It was a barehand. Try to make something happen. Luckily, I had Paul there.” Wong plucked the ball with an ease of a golfer cleaning the cup. His momentum continued forward as he whipped a rushed throw. “Oh, man,” Wong remembers thinking as he followed through. “That wasn’t a great throw.” Wong knew the ball would tail. So did Goldschmidt. The first baseman positioned himself perfectly, snapping up the low throw as if it was a newspaper on his porch. “He picked it so easily,” Wong said. “I was like — oh. Sweet. You are not used to having someone there who can do those things. It gives me that much more confidence to go out there and continue to try to make all of these plays.” Goldschmidt and his golden

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glove will help Wong win one, and maybe more if this duo lasts for years to come, but the six-time All-Star first baseman still ranks second among the most beneficial moves for the Cardinals’ second baseman. If there is a perfect example of how the right manager can revitalize a player, it can be found with Wong. Wong and Shildt first met in the minors, where Shildt realized Wong would run through walls for a coach who believed in him and proved it. It’s not a coincidence Wong’s often-analyzed batting line jumped to a .310 average, .380 on-base percentage and a .429 slugging percentage after Shildt took over the job. For the record, Wong’s .823 on-base plus slugging percentage after the All-Star break ranked ninth among all second basemen. If he combines health and something similar to that offense with another season of baseball’s highest amount of Defensive Runs Saved (19) by a second baseman, Wong’s first Gold Glove will be accompanied by his first All-Star appearance. Paired with fellow defensive ace Harrison Bader at the bottom of the lineup, Wong could jump up or down a spot in the order depending on the day’s matchup. What Wong no longer has to fret about is an off day here or there snowballing into a platoon. If this offense keeps struggling, suffocating runs is even more important. Wong’s not going anywhere but up. “Kolten is our second baseman,” Shildt said this week. “I think it’s pretty clear that’s the case. He knows that. He’s had a solid spring across the board. ... He’s in a good spot. He’s ready to compete, and he knows he’s in a spot where he can go play every day, go be himself.” Is anyone else sensing a theme here? Wong’s manager and teammates are saying what he used to feel the need to say himself. Ben Frederickson @Ben_Fred on Twitter bfrederickson@post-dispatch.com

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Gomber, Ponce de Leon are AAA-bound Demotion comes as no surprise to the pitchers, who put the blame only on themselves BY RICK HUMMEL st. Louis Post-dispatch

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Austin Gomber was the first to find out Wednesday that not only was he not going to be the Cardinals’ fifth starter, but that he wasn’t going to be a Cardinal — at the start of the season. He will be a Memphis Redbird instead. After the Cardinals’ 6-0 whitewash by the Miami Marlins, Daniel Ponce de Leon, who started the game and was solid through three innings before blowing up, was told that he, too, will be in the Memphis rotation. Manager Mike Shildt has made no announcement yet about Dakota Hudson probably outpointing John Gant for the final spot other than to say that they both likely will be on the club that heads north next week. Gomber, particularly, said he could see his dismissal coming, and both he and Ponce de Leon didn’t sugarcoat the issue. They had themselves to blame. “I had something like a 10 ERA (10.64 actually),” said the 25-year-old Gomber. “I didn’t have high expectations of making the team. I understood what was going to happen. I didn’t pitch well. “Nothing (this spring) has any bearing on what I do this season. It’s just that the season is going to start in Memphis. “Guys get hurt every year. I’ll just try to be ready when they call my number.” Gomber was a standout at times last year for the Cardinals,

winning five consecutive decisions in August and finishing 6-2 while starting and relieving. But he gave up six home runs in his last three games in the spring. “Austin didn’t have the results that he would have liked, or any of us,” Shildt said, “but I’m really optimistic about Austin because his stuff was really good. He just wasn’t able to execute with his fastball command. “It’s a tough thing. Austin was a big part of our second half, and going to minor league camp is a difficult thing to do for him. But now he understands what the standard is to be a major-league pitcher. He’s a major-league pitcher in a minor-league camp.” Gomber said, “That’s kind of how I’m looking at it. It’s more about the talent that we have than about what I did. There’s no real anger about it. I would have been angry if I had made it over somebody who deserved to make it.” The message is simple for Gomber. “Try to pitch better,” he said with a smile. “If I had, maybe things would have happened a little differently. But I didn’t give myself much of a chance.” The home run splurge was something new for Gomber, who allowed just seven in 75 bigleague innings in 2018. “He’s got to do a better job of getting ahead.” Shildt said. “The homers were by far his biggest bugaboo.” Gomber and Ponce de Leon became the first rookie teammates to carry no-hitters in con-

secutive games into at least the seventh inning since 1964 when they did it last July in Cincinnati. And Ponce de Leon ripped through the first three innings Wednesday without permitting a safety and allowing only one ball to be hit to the outfield, where Dexter Fowler made a sliding catch. At the plate in the bottom of the third, he failed to get a sacrifice bunt down and showed displeasure with himself. He walked the leadoff man in the Miami fourth and then served up a tworun homer to Neil Walker on a 2-0 fastball. The inning then spiraled out of control as the Cardinals didn’t make a couple of plays, one a throwing error by Ponce de Leon himself, and suddenly the Marlins had five runs and Ponce de Leon, who had shown his frustration a couple of more times in the inning, had a seat in the Cardinals’ dugout. “That’s the story of spring training for me,” said the 27-year-old. “One inning. Can’t stop the bleeding. “I allowed a strikeout on my bunt to (bother) me. It was pretty much a battle with myself. And I lost to myself,” Ponce de Leon said. “I’m a little hard on myself, but I’ve got to learn to tame it. I feel good. They see the stuff out there (he has an improved curveball, for instance). It’s just that one inning and I lose to myself.” Shildt said, “It shows how a game can get away. I appreciate his analysis (of the game). We’ve

said all along that we play against ourselves. And today we beat ourselves, with walks and a few non-plays. “I’m glad that ‘Ponce’ was able to own that.” Veteran catcher Matt Wieters said, “That’s why this game is humbling. He was throwing the ball lights-out the first three innings. And then you get one frustration and you can’t flush it before you go out there. It turned into a leadoff walk. The snowball effect is real. “It looks like a bad outing,” Wieters added, “but if you go back and look at his first three innings, he was spot-on. Now he’s got to learn from the bad part but be able to flush it and have a short-term memory and remember what he did well.” Citing the love-hate relationship every player can have with baseball, Wieters, shaking his head, said, “It will draw you in — and step on your teeth at the same time.”

WAINWRIGHT VS. WACHA Veterans Adam Wainwright and Michael Wacha pitched against each other in a minor-league squad game, which barely resembled a game. The back fields were unplayable due to rain, so there were no fielders. “I guess they both had a hit against each other,” Shildt said, laughing, “so I’m sure they’re going to want a rubber match or something.” That, in fact, will take place Monday in Memphis when one pitches for the Cardinals and the

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other for the Redbirds in an exhibition game. Wainwright said of Wednesday’s experience, “You have got to have extreme focus when you go into an outing like that and you’ve been pitching on bigleague fields with big-league hitters and big-league fielders behind you and everything, with crowds. You turn around and there are no fielders behind me. It’s kind of like, ‘Take this serious. This matters.’ “I wanted to make sure that I kept my head in everything.” Rick Hummel @cmshhummel on Twitter rhummel@post-dispatch.com

A few decisions still to be made in last week of spring CARDINALS • FROM B1

The remainder of the lineup went one for 25 and struck out 10 times. “I’m not oblivious to the fact that we had three hits, and I’m not oblivious to the fact that we went into the ninth the other day without one,” manager Mike Shildt said. “I’m not going to excuse that. I’m

also not going to overreact to that knowing where we are and the quality ability that we have. That would be foolish. …. As far as my concern moving forward for it to get into shape — it’s not where we’d like it to be. But it’s not so far off that I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh.’” Spring training statistics are always vexing, with teams giving at-bats to play-

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ers who will be part-timers or no-timers in the majors, and major-leaguers not always advertising what they’re working on or how they’re approaching at-bats. One spring, Kolten Wong tried to get in two-strike counts to work on his approach, and his spring batting average reflected that and was misleading. The Cardinals have yet to field their opening day lineup for a Grapefruit League game because of Matt Carpenter’s recent back soreness. Still, they are one of two teams this spring to score fewer than 100 runs, and the other, Oakland, has already opened its season. The Cardinals’ .225 average is the lowest in the majors, their .295 on-base percentage is likewise, and their .653 OPS is 30 points lower than the second-lowest. Shildt called Wednesday’s lineup “a very representative lineup.” It started eight players who could make the opening-day roster, and five who could be considered regulars. It had similar results. No walks. Little action. “If you think this offense is going to do what it’s done, no,” Shildt said. “It’s a combination of things. Look back and we’ve faced a lot of strike-throwers. Have we helped them? Yes. As far as putting it together and the timing of it — it’s just that. Guys are getting the timing of it now. Guys are getting consistent at-bats and working toward getting consistency.” Several hours before Wednesday’s shutout at Roger Dean Stadium, Shildt met with the Cardinals’ ownership group during its annual gathering at spring training. The questions are often similar to the ones he faces in other venues. The answers are more candid. They’re the bosses. “It was a good room, and it’s a room with expectations,” Shildt said. “And we talked about our offseason, talked about our spring, and talked about our roster looking into the season.” That did sharpen into focus Wednesday with lefty Austin Gomber and righthander Daniel Ponce de Leon moved to the minor-league camp and Class AAA Memphis rotation. That leaves John Gant and Dakota Hudson dueling for the opening in the rotation, and both will be on the big-league roster, Shildt confirmed. Gant has one more start scheduled for this weekend, inviting the question of what he could do in one outing to overtake the body of work that Hudson has offered to apparently win the role. There are similarly tight races within the bullpen — as John Brebbia has pushed for one of seven spots — and for the backup catcher spot. Veteran catcher Matt Wieters struck out three times in three atbats Wednesday and will start the evening game in Thursday’s split-squad doubleheader. Francisco Pena will follow Yadier Molina into the afternoon game against the Yankees. A decision on that role must by clarified by Friday when either Pena or Wieters can opt out of their contracts and become free agents. For a game sworn to avoid small sample sizes and a team that insists its offense shouldn’t be judged on small sample sizes, decisions hinging on the coming games invite just that. Or, welcome the confirmation of what the spring has already revealed. “The body of work has been put in and done, (but) there is still opportunity — clearly the next couple of days will crys-

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The Cardinals’ Francisco Pena hits a tworun single Tuesday against Washington. A roster decision on Pena and fellow catcher Matt Wieters is due Friday.

tallize,” Shildt said. “We have a lean and we think about it and we talk about it and meditate on it, and there are a lot of variables and factors to it. And we’re still finalizing it. We’ve got a couple of days to figure it out. I think we’ve got a pretty good pulse of what it is.” The first deadline arrives Friday. As major-league free agents who agreed to minor-league deals, Wieters and Pena have the right to not accept the possible placement in the minors and seek offers elsewhere. Both said they would have to contemplate becoming free agents instead of taking a spot at Class AAA Memphis. For Wieters, a four-time All-Star, it’s the first time he’s had a situation like this, where he’s had to win a position or elect to leave. Asked Wednesday if there was something he could do in the coming days to change the decision, he leaned back in his chair. “That is a good question,” he said. “I’m not sure how it will play out. I’ve never gone through anything like this. Decisions are left up to the front office. You still have to get ready for the season. It doesn’t do the team any good if you get the decision and you’re not ready for the season.” Standing two lockers away, Pena agreed. He nearly had an injury derail his spring, but his oblique soreness proved minor and he was able to get back into games. This spring, he’s been able to display the work he’s done throwing out runners — he’s caught four — and he feels the games he played in winter ball reclaimed at-bats he missed last season so that his timing was right for spring. When describing what the Cardinals can yet expect from their offense, Shildt agreed that it’s not March that tells them, it’s track record, it’s past years’ work, it’s past seasons of work. Outside of injury, four games aren’t enough to change that. But roster decisions, they could be the tiebreaker. “To be honest, they know what I can do. They had me last year,” Pena said. “So I really don’t try to put pressure on myself or think about the decision. I control what I can control, and the front office is going to make the decision. “It’s like Witty was saying over there. You’ve got to be getting ready for the season. I work on that.”


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Mizzou rewards Odom’s staff with new contracts The Tigers’ head coach had already agreed to a new deal with school last December

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Missouri offensive coordinator Derek Dooley, the highest-paid assistant in team history, sees his salary go from $900,000 to $925,000. BY DAVE MATTER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

COLUMBIA, MO. • When he agreed to a new con-

tract last year, Missouri football coach Barry Odom also wanted the school to make a stronger commitment to his coaching staff with more security and competitive salaries for his assistants. Even though the school’s athletics department has operated at a budget deficit the last two years and attendance at home football games has been on the decline, Mizzou followed through with Odom’s wishes. Coming off the team’s 8-5 season, the bulk of Odom’s staff received new contracts and new incentive packages effective March 1. The new figures increase Odom’s staff salary pool by nearly 8 percent. Odom agreed to a new contract in December that increased his salary to $3.05 million through the 2024 season. Nine of Odom’s 10 full-time coaches are working under new two- or three-year deals plus raises. Offensive coordinator Derek Dooley, defensive coordinator Ryan Walters, defensive line coach Brick Haley and offensive line coach Brad Davis all agreed to new three-year contracts through the 2021 season. Walters and Davis both received significant raises, seeing their salaries jump by 32 and 28 percent, respectively. Running backs coach Cornell Ford, inside linebackers coach Vernon Hargreaves, tight ends coach A.J. Ofodile and newly hired receivers coach Garrick McGee and cornerbacks coach David Gibbs landed two-year deals through the 2020 season. Special teams coordinator Andy Hill, who has been on Mizzou’s staff since 1996 and coached under the program’s last three head coaches, still has another year on a previous deal that’s good through the 2019 season and expires May 30, 2020. Hill’s salary remains at $417,500. The other seven returning assistants all received salary increases. Dooley, the highest-paid assistant in team history, sees his salary go from $900,000 to $925,000 after his debut season with the Tigers. Dooley’s contract automatically renews one more season at the end of February every year if both sides agree to a renewal. Walters’ salary increased by the largest margin, from $605,000 to $800,000. Haley goes from $477,000 to $515,000; Davis from $400,000 to $510,000; Ford from $360,500 to $370,000; Hargreaves from $335,000 to $342,000; and Ofodile from $220,000 to $230,000. In Walters’ first full season as MU’s defensive coordinator, the defense made measured progress in multiple categories last year, especially against the run, ranking No. 22 nationally. McGee served as the team’s senior offensive analyst last year and was still under contract by the University of Illinois while making a modest hourly wage for his role at Mizzou. In his new position as receivers coach he’ll make $320,000. McGee replaced Joe Jon Finley, who made $365,000 as MU’s tight ends coach last year and left to join Texas A&M’s staff. Gibbs, who came to Mizzou from Texas Tech, where he was the Big 12 team’s defensive coordinator, will make $300,000 this year. He has a clause in his contract that increases his salary to $420,000 if he’s still on the staff on Feb. 29, 2020. Gibbs replaced Brian Odom, who made $300,000 and coached outside linebackers last year. Odom, the head coach’s younger brother, left MU for Oklahoma’s staff. Last year’s 10 Mizzou assistants made $4,380,000 collectively, which ranked No. 20 among FBS staffs and No. 10 in the Southeastern Conference, according to USA Today’s annual list of coaching salaries. Under the new salaries, MU’s 10 assistants will make $4,729,500 this year, a staff total that would have ranked No. 18 nationally last year. Ohio State’s staff was the nation’s highest paid last year at $7,383,938, while Texas A&M’s staff made the most in the SEC at $6,789,640. In February, Odom said seven of his 10 assistant coaches had “multiple opportunities” to take other jobs this offseason, which might have prompted some of the more lucrative raises. “They’re in it to make this place as good as we can get it to go win a championship,” he said. “Besides the head coach they really enjoy the working environment. They’re invested in our kids.” All of the nine Missouri assistant coaches who received new contracts have the same incentive package worth a maximum of $165,000 a year. Those incentives are structured similarly to Odom’s new incentive package, which is worth $1.8 million if he maxes out on every provision. Dave Matter @dave_matter on Twitter dmatter@post-dispatch.com

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North Dakota State hangs on late Arizona State also gets a victory in last of NCAA Tournament’s First Four teams in again this year, with Oregon and Washington joining the Sun Devils. St. John’s (21-13) was the last team picked for the tournament, sneaking in despite a late-season fade. The Red Storm wound up one of the first ones out as well. Shamorie Ponds scored 25 points for St. John’s, which hasn’t won an NCAA Tournament game since 2000. The Red Storm never led on Wednesday. Arizona State’s physical defense brought the Red Storm to a halt. St. John’s missed 17 of its first 23 shots as the Sun Devils built an 18-point lead .

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North Dakota State is one of the best free-throw shooting teams in the country, and that’s what it came down to at the end of the Bison’s First Four win over North Carolina Central in Dayton, Ohio. Vinnie Shahid sank three foul shots in the last 8 seconds to secure the 78-74 win on Wednesday night for North Dakota State, which now moves on to play East Region No. 1 seed Duke on Friday in Columbia, South Carolina. “I thought that was key to make free throws, something that we’ve pretty much done all year,” coach David Richman said. “Again, when it’s this time of year, it’s going to come down to possession here, possession there and those free throws. Every one of them is crucial.” North Dakota State (1915) won its second NCAA Tournament game since moving up to Division I just 11 years ago. The team from Fargo upset Oklahoma in the opening round in 2014. Tyson Ward scored 23 points for North Dakota State, posting his third 20-point effort in the last six games for the Summit League Tournament champions. Shahid had 14 points, and Sam Griesel and Jared Samuelson each added 10 points for the Bison. Eight different North Dakota State players put up points against a tough N.C. Central defense. “Early in the season we played a lot of teams that pressured like that, a lot of teams they had some athletes like that,” Shahid said. “And earlier in the year, when teams made a run, they were athletic and pressured like that, we kind of crumbled. As you can see,

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North Carolina Central’s Raasean Davis (left) and North Dakota State’s Tyson Ward reach for a rebound during the second half Wednesday night.

we’ve grown up a little bit.” N.C. Central (18-16) squandered an outstanding night by senior center Raasean Davis, who scored 20 points and pulled down 16 rebounds — the 16th doubledouble of his career. Larry McKnight Jr. also had 20 points and Randy Miller Jr. scored 18 for the Eagles, who lost a First Four game for the third consecutive year. Arizona State’s physical defense brought the Red Storm to a halt. St. John’s missed 17 of its first 23 shots as the Sun Devils built an 18-point lead. A technical foul on coach Bobby Hurley as he argued over a blocking foul with 25 seconds left in the half helped St. John’s trim the deficit to 38-25. Arizona State 74, St. John’s 65 • Luguentz Dort over-

came a hard foul and a leg injury, scored 21 points and led Arizona State to a longawaited NCAA Tournament victory, over St. John’s in the First Four in Dayton, Ohio. The 11th-seeded Sun Devils (23-10) will play Mid-American Conference champion Buffalo on Friday in the West Region, coming off their first NCAA Tournament win in 10 years. Arizona State also provided a Pac-12 breakthrough: the conference’s first NCAA Tournament win in two years. The Pac-12 was 0-3 in the tournament last season, with two teams — Arizona State and UCLA — falling in the First Four. Arizona then got knocked out in the round of 64. The Pac-12 got three

NOTEBOOK Kentucky expects PJ to play • Kentucky coach John Calipari expects scoring and rebounding leader PJ Washington to play in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday despite seeing a foot specialist. Washington spent several days in a walking boot “as a precaution” before the second-seeded Wildcats open Midwest Region play against 15th-seeded Abilene Christian. The 6-foot-8, 228-pound Washington is averaging 14.8 points and 7.5 rebounds. Syracuse suspends Howard • Syracuse senior guard Frank Howard is out “for an indefinite period of time” for violating school policy. The school announced Howard’s suspension on Wednesday, the eve of the Orange’s NCAA Tournament game against Baylor. The 6-foot-5 Howard lit up social media during the ACC tournament against Duke last week when he appeared to stick his foot out as Blue Devils star Zion Williamson ran by.

Billikens use defense to sow confusion

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St. Bonaventure guard Jalen Poyser drives to the basket against Billikens forward D.J. Foreman during the first half of Sunday’s final game in the Atlantic 10 men’s tournament.

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“The 1-3-1 is just one of our many defensive sets, and we just change concepts to keep the other team on edge and keep them confused,” he said. “For the most part we go from manto-man to ‘five hedge’ to ‘13’ to ‘two’ – just mixing it up.” Ford went back to basics in the championship game against St. Bonaventure. After trying various tactics early in the game, he decided that man-to-man was the only thing that was working. As it turned out, the decisions he made defensively were critical to SLU’s ability to advance to the NCAA Tournament. In the final three games, the Billikens held their opponents to 25.6 percent shooting and an average of 19.7 points in the second half. “I went into the tournament — and this is not something we’ve done — wanting to change defenses

and figure out which ones are working and go with that the rest of the game,” he said. Ford added he took that approach “to try to conserve energy. If we were going to win four games we had to figure out five to six minutes into the game where we could conserve a little bit of energy and then try to keep teams off balance.” SLU spent the final portion of the season trying to rediscover the defensive edge it had displayed much of the time. The Billikens were in the top 20 nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency in late December, according to kenpom.com. They dropped to around No. 60 before showing progress. If there were any questions about SLU’s ability to play four games in four days, the players answered in the second half against St. Bonaventure. The Bonnies scored 20 points in the first 10 minutes and then

sputtered the rest of the way. “We couldn’t score,” St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt said. “Give St. Louis credit. They did a really good job of taking away some of our actions and making it a one-on-one game. And we don’t have one-on-one type players.” The 1-3-1 was a major problem for Dayton and especially Davidson. The trapping zone caused turnovers and basically made ball movement difficult. The Billikens went to that defense against Davidson trailing 27-20 and turned the game around, holding the Wildcats to 17 points the rest of the game. “They switched to the 1-3-1 and I thought we got a couple of good looks and they didn’t go down,” Davidson coach Bob McKillop said. “When they didn’t, the 1-3-1 becomes even more lethal because it’s a mental aspect as well as a technical-physical aspect. “Their defense started to

play chaos with our minds. … You don’t see that very much. As we prepared for the tournament we knew the possibility of it coming, but we hadn’t seen it all year except against them back in January.” When the Billikens needed their defense the most, they turned up the pressure. St. Bonaventure only had two field goals in the final 10 minutes and nine points in that time. As if on demand, they took their defense to another level to finish out the game. “At the eight-minute mark, I told them, ‘All right, now let’s put the pedal to the metal. Let’s let loose a little and get more aggressive on defense. Let’s try to get a steal somewhere,’” Ford said. “And Jordan (Goodwin) made a big steal.” Stu Durando @studurando on Twitter sdurando@post-dispatch.com


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HOW MAD WILL MARCH BE THIS YEAR?

Wofford guard Fletcher Magee needs three more 3-pointers to set the NCAA record for most in a career. He has 502 now, including 151 this season.

Rui Hachimura is a big reason why Gonzaga went undefeated in the West Coast Conference regular season and is the No. 1 seed in the West.

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Oregon vs. Wisconsin, South Region. If you like lowscoring games, this one’s for you. First one to 50 wins. Buffalo vs. Arizona State. The Sun Devils managed to get past St. John’s in the First Four, and Bulls coach Nate Oats facing Bobby Hurley, his former boss, will be fun. Well, maybe not for them. Syracuse vs. Baylor, West Region. The Orange’s zone is tough to decipher. The Bears can hang with anyone.

The NCAA Tournament somehow seems to be getting better every year, almost as if each bracket is extending from the previous one. Last year was one of the maddest of Marches, starting with Maryland-Baltimore County becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a 1 — poor Virginia — to LoyolaChicago taking Sister Jean all the way to the Final Four. Surely it can’t get any better, right? Don’t bet against it. To get you ready for what’s sure to be another memorable March, we’ve got a rundown of some things to look for:

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Zion Williamson is a force on the inside for Duke, but 3-point shooting could make or break the Blue Devils in the NCAA Tournament.

Virginia plays great D, has a guy named Guy who’s a star and redemption on its mind after last year

TOP TEAMS Duke. If the No. 1 overall seed is knocking down its 3s, everyone else could be playing for second. Virginia. Still plays great D, has a guy named Guy who’s a star and redemption on its mind after last year’s early flameout. North Carolina. Ol’ Roy has the type of team that could win another national title. Gonzaga. The Zags may have more talent than the national title-game team of two years ago. They also have Killian Tillie back. Michigan State. Sparty won the difficult Big Ten tournament, and March is Izzo time.

title game from the bench. Could be cutting down the nets this year. Ja Morant, Murray State. Ya, Ja is going to dunk on someone no matter how long the Racers are in the bracket. Book it. Grant Williams, Tennessee. Was the SEC player of the year in 2018, expanded his game this season. Jarrett Culver, Texas Tech. A projected top-10 NBA pick, he carries the offense for the defense-minded Red Raiders.

STAR PLAYERS Zion Williamson, Duke. More powerful than a locomotive, able to leap taller defenders with a single bound. Markus Howard, Marquette. Like points? He’s got a lot of ’em. Had 53 in one game this season, 40 in one half of another. Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga. Watched the 2017 national

GREAT GAMES Murray State vs. Marquette, West Region. Morant vs. Howard? All day, every day. Louisville vs. Minnesota, East Region. Sure, the NCAA Tournament selection committee didn’t purposely match Richard Pitino against the school that fired his dad.

LESSER-KNOWN STARS Fletcher Magee, Wofford. Being on balance means nothing to Magee. He can hit 3s from a unicycle. Dylan Windler, Belmont. Beat you off the dribble, beat you from the arc, and rebounds, too. Sam Merril, Utah State. Mountain West Conference player of the year is a huge reason the Aggies are in the bracket. CJ Massinburg, Buffalo. Points, rebounds, assists, steals — he does it all. Miye Oni, Yale. Former DIII recruit has turned himself into an NBA prospect.

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Saturday

15 Bradley

11:15 a.m. Fri., KMOV (4)

NCAA BASKETBALL DIVISION I MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

21-13

2 Mich. St.

28-6 7

Cincinnati

20-13

11:15 a.m. Thurs., KMOV (4)

10 Minnesota

HARTFORD, CONN.

2:10 Thurs., truTV

SAN JOSE, CALIF.

SAN JOSE, CALIF.

23-10

12 Liberty

6 Maryland JACKSONVILLE, FLA.

19-13 9

6:27 Fri., truTV

13 St. Louis U. 23-12

DES MOINES, IOWA

Oklahoma Mar. 28

Mar. 29

5 Miss. St.

29-3 1

Virginia

6:10 Fri., KMOV (4)

COLUBMIA, S.C.

COLUMBIA, S.C.

1 Duke

CINDERELLA POTENTIAL Buffalo. The Bulls pulled off an upset when they beat Arizona in the NCAA Tournament a year ago. Pretty much everyone is back. Murray State. Any team with Morant has a chance to make a deep run. UC Irvine. The Anteaters not only have the best nickname in the bracket, they play superb defense and have won 16 straight games. St. Mary’s. The Gaels knocked off Gonzaga in the WCC title game. All you need to know. Belmont. The Bruins (finally) have one NCAA Tournament win under their belt. They have the tools to earn some more.

24-10 15

1ST ROUND

SEMIFINALS 30-3

6:27 Thurs., truTV

16 Fairl. D’son 21-13 8 Syracuse

20-13

5:50 Fri., TNT

Washington 26-8 9 Mar. 29

Mar. 28 HARTFORD, CONN.

N. Mexico St. 30-4 12 Saturday

Saturday

27-7

3 Thurs., TNT

13 Vermont 6 Buffalo

27-6

WEST

31-3

Anaheim, Calif. Honda Center

Mar. 30

Mar. 31

MIDWEST

N'eastern

23-10 13

Kansas City Sprint Center

Iowa State

23-11 6

8:50 Fri., TBS

11 Arizona St. 23-10 3 Texas Tech

26-6

12:30 Fri., TNT

Houston

31-3 3

7 Nevada

29-4

24-9 14

Wofford

29-4 7

8:40 Thurs., KMOV (4)

Seton Hall 20-13 10

19-15 Saturday

Saturday

28-6

Kentucky

8:20 Thurs., TNT

27-6 2

6:10 Thurs., KMOV (4)

Abilene Chr. 27-6 15

26-8

76 16 Fairl. D’son

82

11 Belmont

81 11 Temple

70

FIRST FOUR DAYTON, OHIO

16 N. Dakota St.

78 16 N.C. Central

74

11 Arizona St.

74 11 St. John's

65

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.

5:50 Thurs., TNT

2 Michigan

Georgia St. Mar. 29

Mar. 28 DES MOINES, IOWA

19-14 11

6:20 Fri., TBS

14 No. Kentucky 26-8

16 P. V. A&M

Ohio St. Sunday

Sunday

TULSA, OKLA.

TULSA, OKLA.

3 Fri., TNT

15 Montana

25-9 4

Kansas

1 Thurs., TBS

SALT LAKE CITY

12:30 Thurs., TNT

12 Murray State 27-4

10 Florida

26-9 5

Auburn

24-9

3:30 Thurs., TBS

4 Florida St.

28-6 8

Utah State

19-13

5 Marquette

17-15 16

Iona Sunday

Monday, April 8, 8:20 p.m., KMOV (4) U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis

8:57 Thurs., truTV

9 Baylor

8:20 Fri., TNT

CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday

27-6 1

N. Carolina

Saturday, April 6, 5:10 and 7:50 p.m., KMOV (4)

COLUMBUS, OHIO

SALT LAKE CITY

1 Gonzaga


HOCKEY

B6 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

M 1 • THUrSDAy • 03.21.2019

BLUES NOTEBOOK

Losing teams give the Blues trouble But lopsided victory over Oilers could be sign that’s changing BY JIM THOMAS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

As the Blues entered the All-Star break and their time off, they had a winning record against the elite teams in the NHL. And, strangely, a losing record against the league’s bottom dwellers. With his team 22-22-5 at the time, and in 12th place in the Western Conference, general manager Doug Armstrong was asked about the importance of mopping up on the lesser lights. The Blues had to beat the teams they were supposed to beat to get into the playoff hunt, right? “I would say that that ship’s come and gone in the sense that we have to do good against anybody we play right now,” Armstrong said at the time. “We can’t pick or choose good or bad teams. We have to come out and we have to play close to .615, .620 hockey the rest of the way.”

Well, the Blues have done better than that. At 16-5-3 since returning from the break, they have played .729 hockey. Which has put them in third place in the Western Conference with nine games to play. Even so, a regulation loss to Ottawa and a shootout defeat in Buffalo over the weekend served as stark reminders that the Blues must do better against non-contending teams if they want to extend their season beyond the first week of April. So much so that interim coach Craig Berube broached the topic with his team the morning of Tuesday’s game against Edmonton — a team in the bottom 10 of the overall standings, as are Ottawa and Buffalo. “We brought that up about our record with bottom 10 teams or whatever,” he said. “And the top 10 teams. It’s a significant difference. So that’s gotta change. That’s just mindset for us. Just preparation.” The Blues got it right against Edmonton, drubbing the Oilers 7-2. That victory finally got the Blues to .500 this season against

teams in the bottom 10 of the overall NHL standings at 9-9-4. In contrast, the Blues are 158-3 this season against the NHL’s top 10 teams. For example, they went 4-1 in their series against Nashville, and 2-0 against both Washington and Pittsburgh. They won their only game so far against the NHL’s top team, Tampa Bay, with the Lightning coming to Enterprise Center on Saturday. The Blues still have five games left against bottom 10 teams this season, beginning with Thursday’s contest against Detroit. They have to do better than .500 against that group if they want to hold down third place in the Central Division, or at the very least earn a spot in the playoffs. Last season, the Blues were 9-14-5 against top 10 teams. They were 20-5 against bottom 10 teams and missed the playoffs by one point.

SUNDQVIST SORE Oskar Sundqvist, who almost always takes part in optional skates, didn’t do so Wednesday, but Berube sounded fairly optimistic

about his availability this week. “He should be fine,” Berube said. “He’s a little sore today but getting treatment and stuff. So we’ll see tomorrow morning how he’s doing.” After shooting the puck late in the third period of Tuesday’s 7-2 win over Edmonton, Sundqvist was pushed from behind by the Oilers’ Milan Lucic into the end boards. Sundqvist was shaken up and done for the night with 5 minutes, 13 seconds to play. Lucic got a five-minute major for crosschecking and a game misconduct. All told, 15 players took part in Wednesday’s practice, including injured players Sammy Blais, Joel Edmundson and Carl Gunnarsson. Blais suffered an injury to his lower left leg in the Arizona game March 12 and has missed the next four games. Wednesday marked the first time he has skated with the team since the injury. Blais said he’s getting better every day but isn’t there yet in terms of returning to game action. Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com

BLUES VS. RED WINGS When, where • 7 p.m. Thursday, Enterprise Center TV, radio • FSM, KMOX (1120 AM) About the Red Wings • At 26-37-10, for 62 points, Detroit has been eliminated from playoff consideration, making this the third consecutive season there will be no postseason in Hockeytown. Only Los Angeles (58) and Ottawa (56) before Wednesday’s games had fewer points than the Red Wings this season. But after a 1-9-3 stretch, Detroit has won its last two contests, most recently 3-2 Tuesday over the New York Rangers. Andreas Athanasiou scored twice in that game to take over the team goal-scoring lead with 28. He has six goals in his last seven games. Dylan Larkin has 27 goals, including a team-high seven power-play goals. Injury and illness have taken a toll on defense. Two weeks ago, Mike Green was lost for the year because of a virus affecting his liver. Jim Thomas

Schwartz is helping Blues make playoff push HOCHMAN • FROM B1

but he’s made himself a complete player,” said Hitch, who coached the Blues to the conference finals in 2016. “And we had him since day one when I was here. And, you know, he’s become kind of the embodiment of what their team’s about. Everybody does their job, and they do it well, and he’s one of those guys that even when he’s not scoring, he’s still a very effective player. So to me, you got to coach against guys, but in some ways you’re proud of the growth because there’s a lot of guys here that grew this thing together. And now you get to see some of the finished product.” Sure enough, that very night, Schwartzie scored a hat trick against Hitchcock’s team. And tallied an assist, too. Hitch is right. Schwartz isn’t the biggest body (5-foot-10) and not the most talented body (Nos. 90 or 91), but he’s the embodiment of the Blues. He plays infectious hockey. He’s a skin getter-under. The more “Schwartzie” that Schwartz is, the more “Schwartzie” the Blues are. When Schwartz plays with that sneering swagger, it leads to puck possession and net-attacking. A couple of weeks ago, Schwartz was one of the reasons the Blues were slipping; now Schwartz is one of the reasons the Blues are seizing this playoff spot. And here’s thinking that Thursday night against Detroit, assuming center Oskar Sundqvist is healthy, coach Craig Berube keeps the left

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

Vladimir Tarasenko congratulates teammate Jaden Schwartz after Schwartz scored his third goal Tuesday night.

winger Schwartz on a line with Sundqvist and David Perron. It’s amazing the line-changing flexibility and creativity you get when most everyone’s healthy and it’s not just wedging guys in voids.

“I think (Schwartz) just brings a lot of dynamics offensively,” teammate Vince Dunn said Wednesday after practice. “He’s a very shifty guy. He makes a lot of plays that a lot of guys can’t

do. He makes a lot out of nothing, sometimes. I think he’s starting to really find his game. It was tough for him at the start of the season, I think he felt that, too. When that starts to happen, you start to let frustration settle in a little bit. But now with how things are going, he’s really contributing to the team offensively, and he’s really good defensively, too — I don’t think a lot of people look at him as a big guy out there who can eliminate guys in his own end. But I think he does a great job on both ends of the ice.” The Schwartz play against the Oilers that stands out wasn’t even one of the three goals. In the third period, the Blues led only 4-2. A teammate dropped the puck behind the Oilers’ net for a streaking Schwartz. Defenseman Darnell Nurse (6-foot-4) was also in the picture, coming from a different angle. Schwartz had a split-second on him. Against the boards, Schwartz was able to angle his body to not only control the puck but also evade a hard hit. In fact, as Schwartz stayed on his skates, kept puck possession and skated into open space, Nurse’s off-balance, non-check check caused him to “blow a tire,” as they say. Nurse crashed into the board and his helmet even popped off. This was the hockey equivalent of a basketball player unleashing a cross-over dribble that “breaks the ankle” of a hapless, helpless defender. Schwartz’s composed play led to a scoring chance. These plays happen so fast, sometimes it’s

hard to truly appreciate the accomplishment in real time. After Tuesday’s win, in which numerous Blues fans left Enterprise Center with hat hair, Schwartz was at 10 goals on the season (and 24 assists). My PostDispatch linemate Tom Timmermann passed along this stat. Last season, Schwartz scored on 15.3 percent of his shots. This season, he’s at 6.2. He’s taken 161 shots this season, so if Schwartz shot at 15.3 percent this season, he’d be at 24.6 goals right now. And to put that in perspective, Vladimir Tarasenko leads the team with 28 goals, and Ryan O’Reilly has 26. But again, it comes back to the style of play Schwartz plays — or can play. When he’s at his hungriest, he gets to the net and causes problems for opponents. “We’ll go over video about previous goals and how he scored them. A lot of them are around the net,” Berube said. “I find he’s just getting there more. He hasn’t not shot the puck, but he’s shooting it in tighter now, closer to the net. … “If you look at a player that’s similar – or you can compare each other to — when I talk to Schwartzie about things, I talk about (5-foot-11 NHL veteran) Zach Parise a lot. Just being that type of player, a tenacious player around the net. Parise, that’s how he scores his goals. The closer you are to the net, the better chances you have to score.” Benjamin Hochman @hochman on Twitter bhochman@post-dispatch.com

Perron shows no signs of long layoff he endured BLUES • FROM B1

Interim coach Craig Berube said he’s not surprised by Perron’s play this season. “Well, no,” Berube said. “What I’ve seen from him this year, it’s tough to get the puck off of him. He hangs on to it. He’s strong. He’s a real good one-on-one player.” But the real surprise is that Perron has been so productive after missing two months of the season. He has shown no signs of rust since returning. “He hasn’t missed a beat,” defenseman Alex Pietrangelo said. “He’s been pretty impressive.” Perron has 20 goals and 20 assists in just 48 games, which would translate to about 33 goals and 33 assists over a full 82-game season. That would set a career high in goals — his high is 28 with Edmonton during the 201314 season. And it would match his career high in points at 66, set last season with the Vegas Golden Knights. But Perron’s latest concussion has robbed him of any chance to have a career year. At age 30, he’s getting closer to the end than the beginning of his career, and perhaps that contributed to the emotions of his return to action Saturday in Pittsburgh. “It’s harder and harder every time,” Perron said. “It’s so hard on the mental side of it to go through. Basically you have some situations that heal up quicker, and some that linger and there’s

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

David Perron scores his second goal of the game Tuesday night against the Edmonton Oilers at Enterprise Center.

no reason why. “And that’s why it gets harder on you, it gets harder on your family. You start to wonder about other things and you get in your head a lot. It’s just good to be back. I think when you play, you think less, and everything kind of settles. It’s awesome to be back with the guys.” Perron made these comments speaking to a couple of reporters Tuesday morning, the day of the Edmonton game. While providing some insight into what it’s

like to deal with a concussion, he went only so far. “Last year I had one and I was out 10 days,” Perron said. “It’s pretty good, because you start feeling pretty good right away. Other situations like this year. ... “It’s never fun to go through and I really, really hope — knock on wood — that it never happens again just because I don’t know how many more times I can go through this.” Just before Perron returned to action, Berube was asked for the

umpteenth time about Perron’s status. “When he decides he wants to play, we’ve got a spot for him,” Berube said. In other words, when Perron felt he was ready to play, he’ll play. Berube had made almost identical comments several times while Perron was sidelined. But this time, some interpreted them as criticism by the coach. Perron addressed that topic Tuesday night after the Edmonton game. “I know there was a quote out there, it didn’t sound good at the time,” Perron said. “Just had a conversation the next day with Chief, and what’s going on with this. “Obviously, the way he talks, he’s pretty honest. I don’t think he meant it, the way he supported me, and that’s kind of where I’ll leave it.” From the outside, Perron and Berube have had an interesting relationship this season, starting with the surprise benching of Perron on Dec. 9 against Vancouver. Perron responded with a two-goal performance his next time out, two days later against Florida. Some in the media interpreted — or more accurately, misinterpreted — the benching as a case of coach puts foot down, player falls in line. But that’s not really what happened. Yes, Berube had some things he wanted Perron to work on, including limiting the number of unwise penalties he was taking.

For Perron’s part, he felt he had more to give to a then-struggling Blues team and wanted a bigger role. Perron provided some details of that conversation in a PostDispatch interview Jan. 16 in Boston, the day before his last game before being sidelined with the concussion. “I felt like I proved a little bit of something last year with having a bigger role (for Vegas),” Perron said at the time. “A role that I never had pretty much in my career, and did good with that. And we had success as a team, too.” The Golden Knights reached the Stanley Cup Finals. “So I wanted to bring that here, obviously,” Perron said. “I didn’t get that right away.” Perron got that bigger role after that December conversation, averaging nearly three minutes more ice time a game than he was getting before the Vancouver scratch. “Even though he scratched me, we all love him in here,” Perron said at the time. “There’s no hard feelings. We want to go through a wall for him.” And there are still no hard feelings. “He’s been awesome,” Perron said Tuesday. “I feel like he’s been my biggest supporter, through the injury, through a lot of things.” Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com


SPORTS

03.21.2019 • ThurSday • M 1 NHL STANDINGS

NBA STANDINGS

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

GP 74 73 74 73 73 73 73 72 GP 74 73 74 72 73 73 73 74

W 57 44 44 38 32 31 26 25 W 43 42 39 40 40 35 28 27

L OT Pts GF GA 13 4 118 292 195 20 9 97 221 185 25 5 93 263 221 28 7 83 215 213 29 12 76 236 246 33 9 71 202 237 37 10 62 198 249 41 6 56 213 263 L OT Pts GF GA 23 8 94 256 231 24 7 91 206 178 24 11 89 251 223 25 7 87 215 198 29 4 84 222 214 30 8 78 223 244 32 13 69 204 244 38 9 63 205 253

Home 31-6-2 28-7-3 22-14-1 20-12-4 18-12-6 20-13-4 14-18-5 16-16-4 Home 21-9-6 22-12-4 21-13-3 20-11-4 20-16-2 18-15-4 17-12-8 17-13-6

Away Div 26-7-2 19-4-0 16-13-6 15-6-2 22-11-4 13-8-3 18-16-3 11-8-5 14-17-6 12-8-3 11-20-5 9-10-4 12-19-5 7-14-4 9-25-2 8-13-2 Away Div 22-14-2 16-6-2 20-12-3 16-8-1 18-11-8 13-8-4 20-14-3 10-10-2 20-13-2 16-9-1 17-15-4 10-11-2 11-20-5 8-10-5 10-25-3 8-15-3

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Winnipeg Nashville Blues Dallas Minnesota Colorado Chicago Pacific x-Calgary x-San Jose Vegas Arizona Vancouver Edmonton Anaheim Los Angeles

GP 72 74 73 73 74 73 72 GP 73 73 73 73 73 73 74 72

W 43 42 38 38 34 32 32 W 45 43 41 36 31 32 30 25

ST. LOuIS POST-dISPaTCh • B7

L OT Pts GF GA Home 25 4 90 246 213 24-9-4 27 5 89 222 195 23-13-1 27 8 84 214 200 18-15-2 29 6 82 185 180 22-12-3 31 9 77 200 217 15-16-7 29 12 76 232 224 16-14-6 30 10 74 243 263 16-13-7 L OT Pts GF GA Home 21 7 97 260 208 24-7-5 22 8 94 261 229 23-8-5 27 5 87 227 203 22-10-4 31 6 78 196 204 18-15-4 32 10 72 199 225 16-13-5 34 7 71 206 244 16-17-2 35 9 69 173 227 16-13-8 39 8 58 170 230 13-20-3

Away Div 19-16-0 11-10-0 19-14-4 12-10-1 20-12-6 11-9-4 16-17-3 12-8-2 19-15-2 11-8-4 16-15-6 9-9-3 16-17-3 11-6-3 Away Div 21-14-2 12-8-2 20-14-3 15-5-3 19-17-1 17-6-2 18-16-2 15-9-3 15-19-5 9-12-4 16-17-5 10-12-2 14-22-1 7-12-3 12-19-5 9-9-2

Wednesday Toronto 4, Buffalo 2 Tampa Bay 5, Washington 4, OT Ottawa at Vancouver, late Winnipeg at Anaheim, late Tuesday Blues 7, Edmonton 2 Carolina 3, Pittsburgh 2, SO Montreal 3, Philadelphia 1 Detroit 3, NY Rangers 2 Boston 5, NY Islanders 0 Washington 4, New Jersey 1 Colorado 3, Minnesota 1 Nashville 3, Toronto 0 Dallas 4, Florida 2 Calgary 4, Columbus 2 Thursday Tampa Bay at Carolina, 6 p.m. Boston at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Arizona at Florida, 6 p.m. NY Islanders at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at Blues, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Nashville, 7 p.m. Colorado at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Ottawa at Calgary, 8 p.m. Winnipeg at Vegas, 9 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Friday Minnesota at Washington, 6 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L x-Toronto 50 21 x-Philadelphia 47 25 Boston 43 29 Brooklyn 37 36 New York 14 58 Southeast W L Miami 35 36 Orlando 34 38 Charlotte 31 39 Washington 30 42 Atlanta 24 48 Central W L x-Milwaukee 53 19 Indiana 44 28 Detroit 36 34 Chicago 21 52 Cleveland 19 53 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Houston 45 27 San Antonio 42 30 New Orleans 31 43 Memphis 29 42 Dallas 28 42 Northwest W L x-Denver 47 22 Portland 43 27 Oklahoma City 42 29 Utah 42 29 Minnesota 32 39 Pacific W L x-Golden State 48 22 LA Clippers 42 30 Sacramento 34 36 LA Lakers 31 40 Phoenix 17 55

Pct .704 .653 .597 .507 .194 Pct .493 .472 .443 .417 .333 Pct .736 .611 .514 .288 .264

GB — 3½ 7½ 14 36½ GB — 1½ 3½ 5½ 11½ GB — 9 16 32½ 34

Pct GB .625 — .583 3 .419 15 .408 15½ .400 16 Pct GB .681 — .614 4½ .592 6 .592 6 .451 16 Pct GB .686 — .583 7 .486 14 .437 17½ .236 32

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

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

Str W-1 W-6 L-2 W-1 L-2 Str W-3 W-3 L-2 L-2 L-3 Str L-1 L-3 L-1 W-2 W-2

Str L-1 L-1 L-1 W-1 L-1 Str W-4 W-1 L-3 W-5 L-4 Str W-1 W-3 L-1 L-4 L-1

Home 29-7 29-9 26-11 21-16 7-27 Home 17-20 21-16 21-15 22-14 13-22 Home 28-6 27-9 23-13 9-27 13-24

Home 26-10 29-8 18-17 19-17 22-14 Home 30-6 26-9 23-11 23-12 23-11 Home 24-10 23-13 21-15 18-16 10-25

Away 21-14 18-16 17-18 16-20 7-31 Away 18-16 13-22 10-24 8-28 11-26 Away 25-13 17-19 13-21 12-25 6-29

Conf 30-14 28-16 29-14 25-20 8-37 Conf 20-23 23-20 24-22 19-29 13-33 Conf 35-10 30-15 25-22 15-30 15-34

Away 19-17 13-22 13-26 10-25 6-28 Away 17-16 17-18 19-18 19-17 9-28 Away 24-12 19-17 13-21 13-24 7-30

Conf 25-19 29-19 21-25 20-23 14-28 Conf 30-14 23-22 25-21 25-20 19-26 Conf 30-14 25-21 17-24 21-23 10-35

Wednesday Cleveland 107, Milwaukee 102 Orlando 119, New Orleans 96 Philadelphia 118, Boston 115 Utah 137, New York 116 Chicago 126, Washington 120, OT Memphis 126, Houston 125, OT Miami 110, San Antonio 105 Toronto at Okla. City, late Dallas at Portland, late Tuesday Philadelphia 118, Charlotte 114 Houston 121, Atlanta 105 Golden State 117, Minnesota 107 Milwaukee 115, LA Lakers 101 Brooklyn 123, Sacramento 121 LA Clippers 115, Indiana 109 Thursday Denver at Washington, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Utah at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Detroit at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Indiana at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Friday Memphis at Orlando, 6 p.m. Denver at New York, 6:30 p.m. LA Clippers at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. San Antonio at Houston, 7 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at LA Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

x-clinched playoff spot | z-clinched conference

x-clinched playoff spot

Lightning beat Capitals in OT

Embiid helps 76ers edge Celtics ASSOCIATED PRESS

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy grabs the puck during the third period Wednesday, when he had a club-record 54 saves against the Capitals.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Andrei Vasilevskiy made a franchise-record 54 saves, Nikita Kucherov scored twice and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning won their sixth consecutive game by beating the host Washington Capitals 5-4 in overtime Wednesday night in a potential playoff preview. Victor Hedman scored 3:01 into overtime to keep the Lightning rolling in their first game since clinching the Presidents’ Trophy and home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. Vasilevskiy was on top of his game as Washington set a franchise record

with 58 shots. He stopped countryman Alex Ovechkin on a rush chance midway through the third period during one of the finest performances of his career, and rebounded in OT after allowing Evgeny Kuznetsov to tie the score with 52.6 seconds left in regulation. Anthony Cirelli and Steven Stamkos each took advantage of a Capitals’ mistake to score, and Stamkos added two assists for a three-point night. The Lightning’s league-leading power play that hadn’t scored in two games went 3 for 3, and their penalty kill was 5 for 6, thanks in large part to Vasilevskiy. Lars Eller, Carl Hagelin

and T.J. Oshie scored for the Capitals, who are trying to hold on to first place in the Metropolitan Division.

SCORING LEADERS

WINS Player, team M. Fleury, VGS A. Vasilevskiy, TAM F. Andersen, TOR Martin Jones, SAN S. Bobrovsky, CBJ C. Hellebuyck, WPG Carey Price, MON Devan Dubnyk, MIN Braden Holtby, WAS J. Markstrom, VAN Pekka Rinne, NAS David Rittich, CGY Ben Bishop, DAL Tuukka Rask, BOS Darcy Kuemper, ARI Matt Murray, PIT John Gibson, ANA Thomas Greiss, NYI Mikko Koskinen, EDM Robin Lehner, NYI

NOTEBOOK Howard gets new deal • The Detroit Red Wings signed goalie Jimmy Howard to a $4 million, oneyear contract extension. The deal keeps Howard in the fold for next season. The 34-year-old Howard has played for the Red Wings his whole NHL career. He’s third on the franchise’s career list in wins (240) and fourth in shutouts (24). Howard is 19-20-5 this season with a 3.05 goalsagainst average.

NHL SUMMARIES Maple Leafs 4, Sabres 2 Toronto 0 2 2 — 4 Buffalo 1 0 1 — 2 First period: 1, Buffalo, Mittelstadt 11 (Eichel, Dahlin), 15:04 (pp). Penalties: Larsson, BUF, (interference), 5:19; Eichel, BUF, (cross checking), 10:10; Hyman, TOR, (hooking), 13:16; Hyman, TOR, (roughing), 19:06. Second period: 2, Toronto, Matthews 35 (Muzzin, Johnsson), 1:43. 3, Toronto, Tavares 41 (Matthews, W.Nylander), 18:32. Penalties: Girgensons, BUF, (cross checking), 9:38. Third period: 4, Toronto, Marner 25 (Tavares), 0:22. 5, Buffalo, A.Nylander 1 (Bogosian, Sobotka), 5:37. 6, Toronto, Hyman 18, 19:27. Penalties: None. Shots: TOR 19-19-8: 46. Buffalo 7-8-9: 24. Power-plays: Toronto 0 of 3; Buffalo 1 of 2. Goalies: TOR, Sparks 8-7-1 (24 shots-22 saves). BUF, Hutton 17-21-5 (45-42). A: 19,070

Through Tuesday’s games Player, team

GP

G

A PTS

Nikita Kucherov, TB

73 35 82

Connor McDavid, EDM

69 36 69 105

117

Patrick Kane, CHI

71 41 60

101

Sidney Crosby, PIT

71 33 60

93

Johnny Gaudreau, CGY

73 35 57

92

Leon Draisaitl, EDM

73 43 48

91

Nathan MacKinnon, COL 73 37 54

91

Blake Wheeler, WPG

72 20 68

88

Brayden Point, TB

71 38 49

87

Mikko Rantanen, COL

73 31 56

87

Brad Marchand, BOS

72 31 56

87

Aleksander Barkov, FLA

73 32 53

85

Mitchell Marner, TOR

73 24 61

85

Lightning 5, Capitals 4, OT

Alex Ovechkin, WAS

72 48 34

82

Tampa Bay 0 4 0 1 — 5 Washington 1 2 1 0 — 4 First period: 1, Washington, Eller 12 (Hagelin), 7:32. Penalties: Stamkos, TB, (holding), 9:30; Rutta, TB, (tripping), 16:26; Wilson, WSH, (holding), 19:27. Second period: 2, Tampa Bay, Kucherov 36 (Hedman, Stamkos), 1:19 (pp). 3, Tampa Bay, Stamkos 37 (Miller), 2:12 (pp). 4, Tampa Bay, Cirelli 16 (Joseph), 6:45. 5, Washington, Hagelin 5 (Eller), 10:30. 6, Washington, Oshie 22 (Ovechkin, Carlson), 13:40 (pp). 7, Tampa Bay, Kucherov 37 (Stamkos, Palat), 15:01 (pp). Penalties: Ovechkin, WSH, (elbowing), 2:08; Sergachev, TB, (slashing), 12:00; Orlov, WSH, (slashing), 14:06; Kempny, WSH, (high sticking), 15:42; Paquette, TB, served by Erne, (cross checking), 15:42; Paquette, TB, (roughing), 15:42; Vrana, WSH, Major (fighting), 15:42; Gourde, TB, Major (fighting), 15:42; Sergachev, TB, (roughing), 15:42; Oshie, WSH, (roughing), 15:42. Third period: 8, Washington, Kuznetsov 20 (Oshie, Backstrom), 19:07. Penalties: Palat, TB, (slashing), 1:24; Point, TB, (slashing), 10:13. Overtime: 9, Tampa Bay, Hedman 11 (Gourde), 3:01. Penalties: None. Shots: TBL 5-11-10-2: 28. WAS 15-22-19-2: 58. Power-plays: TBL 3 of 3; WAS 1 of 6. Goalies: TBL, Vasilevskiy 36-8-4 (58 shots-54 saves). WAS, Holtby 27-18-5 (28-23). A: 18,506

Steven Stamkos, TB

73 36 46

82

3 tied with 79 pts.

GOALTENDING LEADERS GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE Minimum 10 games played Player, team Jo. Binnington, STL

GPI

MIN GA AVG

25 1448

43 1.78

Ben Bishop, DAL

42 2425

83 2.05

Thomas Greiss, NYI

40 2143

79 2.21

A. Vasilevskiy, TAM

47 2843 107 2.26

Robin Lehner, NYI

39 2224

84 2.27

Jaroslav Halak, BOS

36 2071

79 2.29

Jack Campbell, LOS

25 1297

51 2.36

Tuukka Rask, BOS

41 2337

93 2.39

L. Brossoit, WPG

20

46 2.42

1139

M. Fleury, VGS

59 3515 144 2.46

Pekka Rinne, NAS

50 2855 117 2.46

Darcy Kuemper, ARI

47 2782 115 2.48

C. McElhinney, CAR

28 1680

70

2.5

Petr Mrazek, CAR

35 2088

87

2.5

A. Khudobin, DAL

35 1884

79 2.51

GPI 59 47 54 56 55 54 58 61 52 55 50 42 42 41 47 42 53 40 47 39

MIN 3515 2843 3140 3242 3156 3188 3401 3500 2987 3297 2855 2327 2425 2337 2782 2396 2933 2143 2530 2224

W 35 35 34 34 31 30 30 28 27 26 26 26 25 25 24 24 22 22 22 20

L OT 19 5 8 4 15 4 15 5 23 1 20 2 22 5 25 6 18 4 20 9 18 3 7 5 14 2 10 5 17 6 12 5 21 8 12 2 18 4 12 5

SHUTOUTS Player, team GPI MIN SO W L OT M. Fleury, VGS 59 3515 8 35 19 5 Ben Bishop, DAL 42 2425 6 25 14 2 S. Bobrovsky, CBJ 55 3156 6 31 23 1 A.Vasilevskiy, TAM 47 2843 6 35 8 4 J.Binnington, STL 25 1448 5 18 4 1 Thomas Greiss, NYI 40 2143 5 22 12 2 Jaroslav Halak, BOS 36 2071 4 19 10 4 M. Koskinen, EDM 47 2530 4 22 18 4 Robin Lehner, NYI 39 2224 4 20 12 5 Petr Mrazek, CAR 35 2088 4 19 13 3 Matt Murray, PIT 42 2396 4 24 12 5 Tuukka Rask, BOS 41 2337 4 25 10 5 Pekka Rinne, NAS 50 2855 4 26 18 3 Jake Allen, STL 44 2439 3 18 17 7 Casey DeSmith, PIT 36 1943 3 15 11 5 Philipp Grubauer, COL 30 1589 3 13 9 3 Braden Holtby, WAS 52 2987 3 27 18 4 Keith Kinkaid, NJD 41 2301 3 15 18 6 Darcy Kuemper, ARI 47 2782 3 24 17 6 Carey Price, MON 58 3401 3 30 22 5

Joel Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the host Philadelphia 76ers over the Boston Celtics 118-115 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory. Tobias Harris added 21 points for the 76ers, who avoided a season sweep by the Celtics. Irving scored 36 points for the Celtics. The game was tied at 113 with a minute left before Ben Simmons converted a three-point play. He banked in a shot with his right hand and got fouled by Marcus Morris, hitting the free throw to make it 116-113 with 40.8 seconds to go. Embiid then rejected a driving Irving on the Celtics’ ensuing possession and Butler sealed it with a long jumper. Grizzlies 126, Rockets 125 • James Harden scored 57 points but the host Memphis Grizzlies outlasted Houston in overtime, handing the Rockets only their second loss in the last 14 games.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

The 76ers’ Joel Embiid dunks for two of his 37 points in a 118-115 victory against the Celtics in Philadelphia. Embiid also added 22 rebounds as the 76ers avoided a season sweep by Boston.

Mike Conley scored 35 points for Memphis and Jonas Valanciunas had a career-best 33, including the game-winning free throw with less than a second left.

NOTEBOOK Bucks’ Mirotic out • Milwaukee forward Nikola Mirotic is out indefinitely with a sprain and a fracture of his left thumb. Also, Bucks superstar Gi-

annis Antetokounmpo missed his second straight game Wednesday with a sprained right ankle. Grizzlies lose Bradley • Memphis guard Avery Bradley will miss at least a week with a bruised shin. Pistons send two down • Detroit assigned Khyri Thomas and Svi Mykhailiuk to Grand Rapids, the team’s G League affiliate.

NBA SUMMARIES 76ers 118, Celtics 115

Magic 119, Pelicans 96

Heat 110, Spurs 105

Boston: Tatum 6-12 0-0 13, Morris 2-9 0-0 4, Horford 9-16 2-2 22, Irving 12-29 9-11 36, Smart 1-4 0-0 3, Ojeleye 2-2 2-2 7, Brown 3-3 0-1 6, Theis 0-1 0-0 0, Baynes 2-4 0-0 4, Rozier 8-16 0-0 20. Totals 45-96 13-16 115. Philadelphia: Butler 7-17 5-5 22, Harris 7-17 5-6 21, Embiid 8-17 20-21 37, B.Simmons 5-9 3-4 13, Redick 4-14 5-5 17, Ennis III 1-2 0-0 2, Scott 1-6 1-2 4, Marjanovic 1-4 0-0 2, McConnell 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 34-90 39-43 118. Boston 39 30 21 25 — 115 Philadelphia 30 28 27 33 — 118 3-point goals: Boston 12-32 (Rozier 4-8, Irving 3-13, Horford 2-4, Ojeleye 1-1, Tatum 1-2, Smart 1-3, Baynes 0-1), Philadelphia 11-33 (Redick 4-11, Butler 3-9, Harris 2-5, Embiid 1-3, Scott 1-4, McConnell 0-1). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Boston 46 (Morris, Irving 9), Philadelphia 54 (Embiid 22). Assists: Boston 22 (Horford 5), Philadelphia 23 (B.Simmons 7). Total fouls: Boston 25, Philadelphia 17. Technicals: Philadelphia coach Brett Brown, Embiid. Ejected: Smart. A: 20,606 (20,478).

New Orleans: Williams 3-8 0-0 7, Okafor 4-12 1-2 9, Randle 1-9 4-5 6, Payton 3-7 0-0 7, Jackson 6-17 0-0 14, Johnson 6-13 4-5 18, Miller 3-10 0-0 7, Diallo 3-7 1-1 7, Bertans 2-6 0-0 4, Clark 7-13 0-0 17. Totals 38-102 10-13 96. Orlando: Isaac 4-11 0-0 8, Gordon 7-15 2-2 20, Vucevic 5-14 4-4 15, Augustin 5-8 2-2 13, Fournier 9-13 1-1 22, Iwundu 2-6 0-0 4, Frazier Jr. 0-3 0-0 0, Martin 0-3 0-0 0, Jefferson 1-2 0-0 2, Birch 2-5 3-4 7, Carter-Williams 2-4 0-0 4, Grant 2-5 0-0 5, Ross 7-13 0-1 19. Totals 46-102 12-14 119. New Orleans 25 21 21 29 — 96 Orlando 39 29 30 21 — 119 3-point goals: New Orleans 10-34 (Clark 3-7, Jackson 2-5, Johnson 2-6, Williams 1-1, Payton 1-3, Miller 1-7, Randle 0-2, Bertans 0-3), Orlando 15-38 (Ross 5-10, Gordon 4-7, Fournier 3-5, Grant 1-2, Augustin 1-2, Vucevic 1-3, Iwundu 0-1, Carter-Williams 0-1, Frazier Jr. 0-1, Martin 0-3, Isaac 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: New Orleans 49 (Diallo 11), Orlando 65 (Vucevic 17). Assists: New Orleans 24 (Clark, Jackson, Miller 4), Orlando 28 (Augustin 7). Total fouls: New Orleans 15, Orlando 14. A: 17,005 (18,846).

Miami: Jones Jr. 1-7 2-2 5, Olynyk 2-5 3-4 8, Adebayo 3-4 0-0 6, Richardson 6-16 1-1 15, Waiters 7-14 0-2 18, Johnson 5-8 0-0 13, Whiteside 3-6 6-6 12, Dragic 8-13 2-3 22, Wade 5-13 0-0 11. Totals 40-86 14-18 110. San Antonio: DeRozan 6-12 4-6 16, Aldridge 6-10 5-5 17, Poeltl 1-3 0-2 2, White 1-8 1-1 3, Forbes 3-9 0-0 8, Gay 6-13 1-2 15, Bertans 3-8 1-2 10, Mills 6-13 0-0 17, Belinelli 6-12 3-3 17. Totals 38-88 15-21 105. Miami 24 38 28 20 — 110 San Antonio 22 25 31 27 — 105 3-point goals: Miami 16-35 (Dragic 4-7, Waiters 4-9, Johnson 3-5, Richardson 2-6, Olynyk 1-2, Wade 1-2, Jones Jr. 1-4), San Antonio 14-34 (Mills 5-9, Bertans 3-7, Forbes 2-5, Gay 2-5, Belinelli 2-5, DeRozan 0-1, White 0-2). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Miami 48 (Adebayo 15), San Antonio 46 (DeRozan 15). Assists: Miami 23 (Adebayo 5), San Antonio 30 (Gay 7). Total fouls: Miami 21, San Antonio 13. Technicals: Wade, DeRozan. A: 18,354 (18,581).

Jazz 137, Knicks 116 Utah: Favors 4-4 2-4 10, Ingles 6-9 0-0 18, Gobert 7-7 4-4 18, Rubio 1-2 10-10 12, Mitchell 12-20 1-2 30, Sefolosha 2-5 0-0 4, Crowder 5-11 2-2 15, O’Neale 1-2 0-0 3, Udoh 2-3 1-1 5, Niang 0-5 0-0 0, Neto 3-5 0-0 7, G.Allen 2-3 1-2 6, Korver 3-9 0-0 9. Totals 48-85 21-25 137. New York: Hezonja 8-13 3-3 23, Knox 10-17 4-6 27, Jordan 3-4 0-0 6, Mudiay 7-17 1-1 15, Dotson 7-13 3-5 21, Thomas 0-1 0-0 0, Kornet 0-2 0-0 0, Ellenson 3-6 0-1 7, Robinson 6-10 2-5 14, Jenkins 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 45-86 13-21 116. Utah 39 35 37 26 — 137 New York 25 22 32 37 — 116 3-point goals: Utah 20-42 (Ingles 6-9, Mitchell 5-9, Crowder 3-8, Korver 3-8, G.Allen 1-1, O’Neale 1-1, Neto 1-2, Sefolosha 0-2, Niang 0-2), New York 13-31 (Hezonja 4-5, Dotson 4-9, Knox 3-6, Jenkins 1-2, Ellenson 1-2, Kornet 0-1, Thomas 0-1, Mudiay 0-5). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Utah 40 (Gobert 9), New York 40 (Robinson 12). Assists: Utah 38 (Rubio 9), New York 23 (Ellenson, Mudiay, Jordan 5). Total fouls: Utah 18, New York 21. A: 18,530 (19,812).

Cavaliers 107, Bucks 102 Milwaukee: Middleton 10-21 2-2 26, Ilyasova 4-9 0-2 8, Lopez 7-11 2-2 19, Bledsoe 7-19 8-9 24, Snell 3-11 0-0 8, Wilson 1-9 4-4 6, Frazier 0-4 0-0 0, Connaughton 4-7 1-2 11. Totals 36-91 17-21 102. Cleveland: Osman 3-10 1-2 8, Love 1-10 3-3 6, Zizic 3-6 2-4 8, Sexton 10-18 1-1 25, Knight 5-12 1-1 13, Nance Jr. 3-5 0-0 7, Chriss 0-1 1-2 1, Thompson 3-3 1-1 7, Nwaba 1-7 2-2 4, Clarkson 9-17 4-4 23, Stauskas 1-4 2-4 5. Totals 39-93 18-24 107. Milwaukee 24 23 34 21 — 102 Cleveland 30 28 23 26 — 107 3-point goals: Milwaukee 13-32 (Middleton 4-6, Lopez 3-5, Connaughton 2-4, Bledsoe 2-5, Snell 2-6, Wilson 0-2, Frazier 0-2, Ilyasova 0-2), Cleveland 11-39 (Sexton 4-7, Knight 2-7, Nance Jr. 1-2, Stauskas 1-3, Clarkson 1-4, Osman 1-5, Love 1-9, Nwaba 0-1, Chriss 0-1). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Milwaukee 51 (Middleton 12), Cleveland 54 (Zizic, Love 10). Assists: Milwaukee 24 (Bledsoe 8), Cleveland 18 (Nance Jr. 5). Total fouls: Milwaukee 16, Cleveland 17. Technicals: Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer, Bledsoe. A: 19,432 (20,562).

Bulls 126, Wizards 120 Washington: Ariza 2-4 0-0 6, Green 4-10 0-0 10, Portis 6-17 2-2 15, Satoransky 7-11 0-0 16, Beal 7-19 11-15 27, Johnson 0-2 0-0 0, Parker 11-18 3-4 28, Brown Jr. 3-5 2-2 9, Bryant 2-2 0-0 5, Randle 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 44-93 18-23 120. Chicago: Harrison 7-13 3-3 18, Markkanen 12-21 3-3 32, Lopez 3-7 2-2 8, Dunn 10-24 3-5 26, Blakeney 1-4 0-0 2, Felicio 7-11 1-1 15, Arcidiacono 3-7 1-2 7, Luwawu-Cabarrot 5-9 0-0 13, Selden 2-10 1-1 5. Totals 50-106 14-17 126. Washington 28 32 21 32 7 — 120 Chicago 35 25 25 28 13 — 126 3-point goals: Washington 14-42 (Parker 3-5, Ariza 2-3, Satoransky 2-5, Green 2-8, Beal 2-9, Bryant 1-1, Brown Jr. 1-3, Portis 1-6, Johnson 0-1, Randle 0-1), Chicago 12-23 (Markkanen 5-8, Luwawu-Cabarrot 3-5, Dunn 3-7, Harrison 1-1, Arcidiacono 0-1, Selden 0-1). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Washington 50 (Brown Jr. 10), Chicago 48 (Markkanen 13). Assists: Washington 25 (Beal, Satoransky 7), Chicago 29 (Dunn 13). Total fouls: Washington 21, Chicago 16. Technicals: Washington coach Wizards (Defensive three second). A: 19,470 (20,917).

Grizzlies 126, Rockets 125, OT Houston: Shumpert 2-4 0-0 4, Tucker 3-5 0-0 9, Capela 5-7 4-4 14, Paul 6-17 4-4 18, Harden 18-39 12-12 57, Nene 0-1 0-0 0, Green 3-8 0-0 9, Rivers 2-4 0-0 5, House Jr. 3-9 0-0 9. Totals 42-94 20-20 125. Memphis: Holiday 2-8 4-4 8, Caboclo 6-10 2-4 15, Valanciunas 10-19 13-17 33, Conley 12-22 5-5 35, Wright 3-9 2-3 9, Parsons 4-9 0-0 11, Noah 2-4 5-6 9, Dorsey 2-7 0-0 6. Totals 41-88 31-39 126. Houston 25 28 25 37 10 — 125 Memphis 38 25 34 18 11 — 126 3-point goals: Houston 21-48 (Harden 9-17, Tucker 3-4, Green 3-6, House Jr. 3-8, Paul 2-9, Rivers 1-2, Shumpert 0-2), Memphis 13-37 (Conley 6-9, Parsons 3-7, Dorsey 2-6, Wright 1-4, Caboclo 1-5, Valanciunas 0-2, Holiday 0-4). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Houston 39 (Capela 10), Memphis 49 (Valanciunas 13). Assists: Houston 19 (Harden 8), Memphis 20 (Conley 8). Total fouls: Houston 27, Memphis 19. Technicals: Paul. A: 16,691 (18,119).

NBA LEADERS Through Tuesday’s games Scoring G FG FT PTS AVG Harden, HOU 67 714 655 2399 35.8 George, OKC 67 616 411 1896 28.3 Curry, GOL 59 556 239 1654 28.0 James, LAL 51 519 261 1401 27.5 Antetokounmpo, MIL 65 649 444 1785 27.5 Embiid, PHL 58 524 467 1584 27.3 Durant, GOL 67 642 415 1823 27.2 Leonard, TOR 51 483 322 1383 27.1 Davis, NOR 55 524 344 1440 26.2 Lillard, POR 69 597 412 1806 26.2 Beal, WAS 71 672 316 1847 26.0 Booker, PHX 57 500 334 1452 25.5 Walker, CHA 70 609 300 1744 24.9 Griffin, DET 67 561 371 1658 24.7 Towns, MIN 68 609 323 1673 24.6 Irving, BOS 59 533 184 1400 23.7 LaVine, CHI 63 530 312 1492 23.7 Mitchell, UTA 66 564 267 1551 23.5 Westbrook, OKC 62 534 257 1420 22.9 Thompson, GOL 67 585 123 1507 22.5 FG Percentage Gobert, UTA Jordan, NYK Capela, HOU McGee, LAL Harrell, LAC Adams, OKC Sabonis, IND Allen, BRO Ayton, PHX Antetokounmpo, MIL

FG 398 273 403 315 478 424 359 304 474 649

FGA 606 425 628 514 780 702 605 516 811 1119

PCT .657 .642 .642 .613 .613 .604 .593 .589 .584 .580

Rebounds G OFF DEF TOT AVG Drummond, DET 67 350 684 1034 15.4 Embiid, PHL 58 144 647 791 13.6 Jordan, NYK 65 217 652 869 13.4 Gobert, UTA 70 270 637 907 13.0 Antetokounmpo, MIL 65 147 677 824 12.7 Capela, HOU 56 254 444 698 12.5 Towns, MIN 68 238 600 838 12.3 Vucevic, ORL 70 194 655 849 12.1 Davis, NOR 55 169 493 662 12.0 Whiteside, MIA 61 233 491 724 11.9 Assists Westbrook, OKC Lowry, TOR James, LAL Simmons, PHL Young, ATL Holiday, NOR Harden, HOU Jokic, DEN Fox, SAC Irving, BOS

G 62 57 51 70 72 67 67 68 69 59

AST 648 515 406 546 561 518 513 513 497 418

AVG 10.5 9.0 8.0 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.5 7.2 7.1


SPORTS

03.21.2019 • ThurSday • M 2

NBA STANDINGS

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

GP 74 73 74 73 73 73 73 73 GP 74 73 74 72 73 73 73 74

W 57 44 44 38 32 31 26 25 W 43 42 39 40 40 35 28 27

L OT Pts GF GA 13 4 118 292 195 20 9 97 221 185 25 5 93 263 221 28 7 83 215 213 29 12 76 236 246 33 9 71 202 237 37 10 62 198 249 42 6 56 217 270 L OT Pts GF GA 23 8 94 256 231 24 7 91 206 178 24 11 89 251 223 25 7 87 215 198 29 4 84 222 214 30 8 78 223 244 32 13 69 204 244 38 9 63 205 253

Home 31-6-2 28-7-3 22-14-1 20-12-4 18-12-6 20-13-4 14-18-5 16-16-4 Home 21-9-6 22-12-4 21-13-3 20-11-4 20-16-2 18-15-4 17-12-8 17-13-6

Away Div 26-7-2 19-4-0 16-13-6 15-6-2 22-11-4 13-8-3 18-16-3 11-8-5 14-17-6 12-8-3 11-20-5 9-10-4 12-19-5 7-14-4 9-26-2 8-13-2 Away Div 22-14-2 16-6-2 20-12-3 16-8-1 18-11-8 13-8-4 20-14-3 10-10-2 20-13-2 16-9-1 17-15-4 10-11-2 11-20-5 8-10-5 10-25-3 8-15-3

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP Winnipeg 73 Nashville 74 Blues 73 Dallas 73 Minnesota 74 Colorado 73 Chicago 72 Pacific GP x-Calgary 73 x-San Jose 73 Vegas 73 Arizona 73 Vancouver 74 Edmonton 73 Anaheim 75 Los Angeles 72

W 44 42 38 38 34 32 32 W 45 43 41 36 32 32 30 25

ST. LOuIS POST-dISPaTCh • B7

L 25 27 27 29 31 29 30 L 21 22 27 31 32 34 36 39

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

Pts 92 89 84 82 77 76 74 Pts 97 94 87 78 74 71 69 58

GF 249 222 214 185 200 232 243 GF 260 261 227 196 206 206 173 170

GA Home 213 24-9-4 195 23-13-1 200 18-15-2 180 22-12-3 217 15-16-7 224 16-14-6 263 16-13-7 GA Home 208 24-7-5 229 23-8-5 203 22-10-4 204 18-15-4 229 17-13-5 244 16-17-2 230 16-14-8 230 13-20-3

Away 20-16-0 19-14-4 20-12-6 16-17-3 19-15-2 16-15-6 16-17-3 Away 21-14-2 20-14-3 19-17-1 18-16-2 15-19-5 16-17-5 14-22-1 12-19-5

Div 11-10-0 12-10-1 11-9-4 12-8-2 11-8-4 9-9-3 11-6-3 Div 12-8-2 15-5-3 17-6-2 15-9-3 9-12-4 10-12-2 7-12-3 9-9-2

Wednesday Toronto 4, Buffalo 2 Tampa Bay 5, Washington 4, OT Vancouver 7, Ottawa 4 Winnipeg 3, Anaheim 0 Tuesday Carolina 3, Pittsburgh 2, SO Montreal 3, Philadelphia 1 Detroit 3, NY Rangers 2 Boston 5, NY Islanders 0 Washington 4, New Jersey 1 Colorado 3, Minnesota 1 Blues 7, Edmonton 2 Nashville 3, Toronto 0 Dallas 4, Florida 2 Calgary 4, Columbus 2 Thursday Tampa Bay at Carolina, 6 p.m. Boston at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Arizona at Florida, 6 p.m. NY Islanders at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at Blues, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Nashville, 7 p.m. Colorado at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Ottawa at Calgary, 8 p.m. Winnipeg at Vegas, 9 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Friday Minnesota at Washington, 6 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim, 9 p.m. x-clinched playoff spot z-clinched conference

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L x-Toronto 51 21 x-Philadelphia 47 25 Boston 43 29 Brooklyn 37 36 New York 14 58 Southeast W L Miami 35 36 Orlando 34 38 Charlotte 31 39 Washington 30 42 Atlanta 24 48 Central W L x-Milwaukee 53 19 Indiana 44 28 Detroit 36 34 Chicago 21 52 Cleveland 19 53 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Houston 45 27 San Antonio 42 30 New Orleans 31 43 Memphis 29 42 Dallas 28 43 Northwest W L x-Denver 47 22 Portland 44 27 Utah 42 29 Oklahoma City 42 30 Minnesota 32 39 Pacific W L x-Golden State 48 22 LA Clippers 42 30 Sacramento 34 36 LA Lakers 31 40 Phoenix 17 55

Pct .708 .653 .597 .507 .194 Pct .493 .472 .443 .417 .333 Pct .736 .611 .514 .288 .264

Pct .625 .583 .419 .408 .394 Pct .681 .620 .592 .583 .451 Pct .686 .583 .486 .437 .236

GB — 4 8 14½ 37 GB — 1½ 3½ 5½ 11½ GB — 9 16 32½ 34

GB — 3 15 15½ 16½ GB — 4 6 6½ 16 GB — 7 14 17½ 32

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

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

Str W-2 W-6 L-2 W-1 L-2 Str W-3 W-3 L-2 L-2 L-3 Str L-1 L-3 L-1 W-2 W-2

Str L-1 L-1 L-1 W-1 L-2 Str W-4 W-2 W-5 L-4 L-4 Str W-1 W-3 L-1 L-4 L-1

Home 29-7 29-9 26-11 21-16 7-27 Home 17-20 21-16 21-15 22-14 13-22 Home 28-6 27-9 23-13 9-27 13-24

Away 22-14 18-16 17-18 16-20 7-31 Away 18-16 13-22 10-24 8-28 11-26 Away 25-13 17-19 13-21 12-25 6-29

Conf 30-14 28-16 29-14 25-20 8-37 Conf 20-23 23-20 24-22 19-29 13-33 Conf 35-10 30-15 25-22 15-30 15-34

Home 26-10 29-8 18-17 19-17 22-14 Home 30-6 27-9 23-12 23-12 23-11 Home 24-10 23-13 21-15 18-16 10-25

Away 19-17 13-22 13-26 10-25 6-29 Away 17-16 17-18 19-17 19-18 9-28 Away 24-12 19-17 13-21 13-24 7-30

Conf 25-19 29-19 21-25 20-23 14-29 Conf 30-14 24-22 25-20 25-21 19-26 Conf 30-14 25-21 17-24 21-23 10-35

Wednesday Cleveland 107, Milwaukee 102 Orlando 119, New Orleans 96 Philadelphia 118, Boston 115 Utah 137, New York 116 Chicago 126, Washington 120, OT Memphis 126, Houston 125, OT Miami 110, San Antonio 105 Toronto 123, Oklahoma City 114, OT Portland 126, Dallas 118 Tuesday Philadelphia 118, Charlotte 114 Houston 121, Atlanta 105 Golden State 117, Minnesota 107 Milwaukee 115, LA Lakers 101 Brooklyn 123, Sacramento 121 LA Clippers 115, Indiana 109 Thursday Denver at Washington, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Utah at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Detroit at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Indiana at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Friday Memphis at Orlando, 6 p.m. Denver at New York, 6:30 p.m. LA Clippers at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. San Antonio at Houston, 7 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at LA Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

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

x-clinched playoff spot

Lightning beat Capitals in OT

Embiid helps 76ers edge Celtics ASSOCIATED PRESS

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy grabs the puck during the third period Wednesday, when he had a club-record 54 saves against the Capitals.

with 58 shots. He stopped countryman Alex Ovechkin on a rush chance midway through the third period during one of the finest performances of his career, and rebounded in OT after allowing Evgeny Kuznetsov to tie the score with 52.6 seconds left in regulation. Anthony Cirelli and Steven Stamkos each took advantage of a Capitals’ mistake to score, and Stamkos added two assists for a three-point night. The Lightning’s league-leading power play that hadn’t scored in two games went 3 for 3, and their penalty kill was 5 for 6, thanks in large part to Vasilevskiy. Lars Eller, Carl Hagelin

and T.J. Oshie scored for the Capitals, who are trying to hold on to first place in the Metropolitan Division.

Maple Leafs 4, Sabres 2

Canucks 7, Senators 4

SCORING LEADERS

Toronto 0 2 2 — 4 Buffalo 1 0 1 — 2 First period: 1, Buffalo, Mittelstadt 11 (Eichel, Dahlin), 15:04 (pp). Penalties: Larsson, BUF, (interference), 5:19; Eichel, BUF, (cross checking), 10:10; Hyman, TOR, (hooking), 13:16; Hyman, TOR, (roughing), 19:06. Second period: 2, Toronto, Matthews 35 (Muzzin, Johnsson), 1:43. 3, Toronto, Tavares 41 (Matthews, W.Nylander), 18:32. Penalties: Girgensons, BUF, (cross checking), 9:38. Third period: 4, Toronto, Marner 25 (Tavares), 0:22. 5, Buffalo, A.Nylander 1 (Bogosian, Sobotka), 5:37. 6, Toronto, Hyman 18, 19:27. Penalties: None. Shots: TOR 19-19-8: 46. Buffalo 7-8-9: 24. Power-plays: Toronto 0 of 3; Buffalo 1 of 2. Goalies: TOR, Sparks 8-7-1 (24 shots-22 saves). BUF, Hutton 17-21-5 (45-42). A: 19,070

Ottawa 0 0 4 — 4 Vancouver 1 3 3 — 7 First period: 1, Vancouver, Horvat 26 (Edler, Pettersson), 14:06 (pp). Penalties: Ceci, OTT, (holding), 13:35. Second period: 2, Vancouver, Pearson 12 (Biega, Eriksson), 0:32. 3, Vancouver, Virtanen 14 (Beagle), 5:56. 4, Vancouver, Boeser 24 (Edler, Pettersson), 17:00 (pp). Penalties: Pageau, OTT, (boarding), 16:25. Third period: 5, Vancouver, Pearson 13 (Eriksson, Horvat), 0:57. 6, Ottawa, Veronneau 1 (Pageau, DeMelo), 8:54. 7, Ottawa, Tkachuk 17 (Balcers, Pageau), 9:59. 8, Ottawa, Lindberg 9 (Ryan, DeMelo), 13:42. 9, Ottawa, Duclair 15 (Tierney, DeMelo), 18:01 (pp). 10, Vancouver, Horvat 27 (Edler, Eriksson), 18:53. 11, Vancouver, Eriksson 11 (Pearson), 19:20. Penalties: Tkachuk, OTT, (interference), 5:42; Motte, VAN, (slashing), 16:15. Shots: Ottawa 7-6-12: 25. Vancouver 14-19-7: 40. Power-plays: OTT 1 of 1; Vancouver 2 of 3. Goalies: Ottawa, Nilsson 13-18-1 (39 shots-33 saves). Vancouver, Markstrom 27-20-9 (25-21). A: 18,500.

Through Tuesday’s games Player, team GP Nikita Kucherov, TB 73 Connor McDavid, EDM 69 Patrick Kane, CHI 71 Sidney Crosby, PIT 71 Johnny Gaudreau, CGY 73 Leon Draisaitl, EDM 73 Nathan MacKinnon, COL 73 Blake Wheeler, WPG 72 Brayden Point, TB 71 Mikko Rantanen, COL 73 Brad Marchand, BOS 72 Aleksander Barkov, FLA 73 Mitchell Marner, TOR 73 Alex Ovechkin, WAS 72 Steven Stamkos, TB 73 3 tied with 79 pts.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Andrei Vasilevskiy made a franchise-record 54 saves, Nikita Kucherov scored twice and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning won their sixth consecutive game by beating the host Washington Capitals 5-4 in overtime Wednesday night in a potential playoff preview. Victor Hedman scored 3:01 into overtime to keep the Lightning rolling in their first game since clinching the Presidents’ Trophy and home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. Vasilevskiy was on top of his game as Washington set a franchise record

NOTEBOOK Howard gets new deal • The Detroit Red Wings signed goalie Jimmy Howard to a $4 million, oneyear contract extension. The deal keeps Howard in the fold for next season. The 34-year-old Howard has played for the Red Wings his whole NHL career. He’s third on the franchise’s career list in wins (240) and fourth in shutouts (24). Howard is 19-20-5 this season with a 3.05 goalsagainst average.

NHL SUMMARIES

Lightning 5, Capitals 4, OT Tampa Bay 0 4 0 1 — 5 Washington 1 2 1 0 — 4 First period: 1, Washington, Eller 12 (Hagelin), 7:32. Penalties: Stamkos, TB, (holding), 9:30; Rutta, TB, (tripping), 16:26; Wilson, WSH, (holding), 19:27. Second period: 2, Tampa Bay, Kucherov 36 (Hedman, Stamkos), 1:19 (pp). 3, Tampa Bay, Stamkos 37 (Miller), 2:12 (pp). 4, Tampa Bay, Cirelli 16 (Joseph), 6:45. 5, Washington, Hagelin 5 (Eller), 10:30. 6, Washington, Oshie 22 (Ovechkin, Carlson), 13:40 (pp). 7, Tampa Bay, Kucherov 37 (Stamkos, Palat), 15:01 (pp). Penalties: Ovechkin, WSH, (elbowing), 2:08; Sergachev, TB, (slashing), 12:00; Orlov, WSH, (slashing), 14:06; Kempny, WSH, (high sticking), 15:42; Paquette, TB, served by Erne, (cross checking), 15:42; Paquette, TB, (roughing), 15:42; Vrana, WSH, Major (fighting), 15:42; Gourde, TB, Major (fighting), 15:42; Sergachev, TB, (roughing), 15:42; Oshie, WSH, (roughing), 15:42. Third period: 8, Washington, Kuznetsov 20 (Oshie, Backstrom), 19:07. Penalties: Palat, TB, (slashing), 1:24; Point, TB, (slashing), 10:13. Overtime: 9, Tampa Bay, Hedman 11 (Gourde), 3:01. Penalties: None. Shots: TBL 5-11-10-2: 28. WAS 15-22-19-2: 58. Power-plays: TBL 3 of 3; WAS 1 of 6. Goalies: TBL, Vasilevskiy 36-8-4 (58 shots-54 saves). WAS, Holtby 27-18-5 (28-23). A: 18,506

Jets 3, Ducks 0 Winnipeg 1 0 2 — 3 Anaheim 0 0 0 — 0 First period: 1, Winnipeg, Scheifele 35 (Connor, Trouba), 15:56 (pp). Penalties: Jones, ANA, (slashing), 1:55; Perry, ANA, (high sticking), 14:04; Kulikov, WPG, (slashing), 17:35. Second period: None. Penalties: Manson, ANA, (tripping), 0:38; Morrow, WPG, Major (fighting), 7:27; Perry, ANA, Major (fighting), 7:27; Perry, ANA, served by Sprong, (interference), 7:27; Myers, WPG, (slashing), 10:26; Perry, ANA, (tripping), 16:17; Chiarot, WPG, (roughing), 16:17; Perry, ANA, served by Sprong, (roughing), 16:17. Third period: 2, Winnipeg, Connor 29 (Copp, Myers), 4:25. 3, Winnipeg, Ehlers 19 (Morrow, Trouba), 7:07. Penalties: Kulikov, WPG, (cross checking), 0:46; Perreault, WPG, (interference), 8:37; Kulikov, WPG, (hooking), 19:22. Shots: Winnipeg 8-10-5: 23. Anaheim 8-11-10: 29. Power-plays: Winnipeg 1 of 5; Anaheim 0 of 5. Goalies: Winnipeg, Hellebuyck 31-20-2 (29 shots-29 saves). Anaheim, Gibson 22-22-8 (23-20). A: 16,846.

Grizzlies 126, Rockets 125 • James Harden scored 57 points but the host Memphis Grizzlies outlasted Houston in overtime, handing the Rockets only their second loss in the last 14 games.

G 35 36 41 33 35 43 37 20 38 31 31 32 24 48 36

A PTS 82 117 69 105 60 101 60 93 57 92 48 91 54 91 68 88 49 87 56 87 56 87 53 85 61 85 34 82 46 82

GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE Minimum 10 games played Player, team GPI MIN Jo. Binnington, STL 25 1448 Ben Bishop, DAL 42 2425 Thomas Greiss, NYI 40 2143 A. Vasilevskiy, TAM 47 2843 Robin Lehner, NYI 39 2224 Jaroslav Halak, BOS 36 2071 Jack Campbell, LOS 25 1297 Tuukka Rask, BOS 41 2337 L. Brossoit, WPG 20 1139 M. Fleury, VGS 59 3515 Pekka Rinne, NAS 50 2855 Darcy Kuemper, ARI 47 2782 C. McElhinney, CAR 28 1680 Petr Mrazek, CAR 35 2088 A. Khudobin, DAL 35 1884

GA 43 83 79 107 84 79 51 93 46 144 117 115 70 87 79

WINS Player, team M. Fleury, VGS A. Vasilevskiy, TAM F. Andersen, TOR Martin Jones, SAN S. Bobrovsky, CBJ C. Hellebuyck, WPG Carey Price, MON Devan Dubnyk, MIN Braden Holtby, WAS J. Markstrom, VAN Pekka Rinne, NAS David Rittich, CGY Ben Bishop, DAL Tuukka Rask, BOS Darcy Kuemper, ARI Matt Murray, PIT

W 35 35 34 34 31 30 30 28 27 26 26 26 25 25 24 24

MIN 3515 2843 3140 3242 3156 3188 3401 3500 2987 3297 2855 2327 2425 2337 2782 2396

AVG 1.78 2.05 2.21 2.26 2.27 2.29 2.36 2.39 2.42 2.46 2.46 2.48 2.5 2.5 2.51

L OT 19 5 8 4 15 4 15 5 23 1 20 2 22 5 25 6 18 4 20 9 18 3 7 5 14 2 10 5 17 6 12 5

ASSOCIATED PRESS

The 76ers’ Joel Embiid dunks for two of his 37 points in a 118-115 victory against the Celtics in Philadelphia. Embiid also added 22 rebounds as the 76ers avoided a season sweep by Boston.

Mike Conley scored 35 points for Memphis and Jonas Valanciunas had a career-best 33, including the game-winning free throw with less than a second left.

NOTEBOOK Bucks’ Mirotic out • Milwaukee forward Nikola Mirotic is out indefinitely with a sprain and a fracture of his left thumb. Also, Bucks superstar Gi-

annis Antetokounmpo missed his second straight game Wednesday with a sprained right ankle. Grizzlies lose Bradley • Memphis guard Avery Bradley will miss at least a week with a bruised shin. Pistons send two down • Detroit assigned Khyri Thomas and Svi Mykhailiuk to Grand Rapids, the team’s G League affiliate.

NBA SUMMARIES 76ers 118, Celtics 115

Magic 119, Pelicans 96

Heat 110, Spurs 105

Boston: Tatum 6-12 0-0 13, Morris 2-9 0-0 4, Horford 9-16 2-2 22, Irving 12-29 9-11 36, Smart 1-4 0-0 3, Ojeleye 2-2 2-2 7, Brown 3-3 0-1 6, Theis 0-1 0-0 0, Baynes 2-4 0-0 4, Rozier 8-16 0-0 20. Totals 45-96 13-16 115. Philadelphia: Butler 7-17 5-5 22, Harris 7-17 5-6 21, Embiid 8-17 20-21 37, B.Simmons 5-9 3-4 13, Redick 4-14 5-5 17, Ennis III 1-2 0-0 2, Scott 1-6 1-2 4, Marjanovic 1-4 0-0 2, McConnell 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 34-90 39-43 118. Boston 39 30 21 25 — 115 Philadelphia 30 28 27 33 — 118 3-point goals: Boston 12-32 (Rozier 4-8, Irving 3-13, Horford 2-4, Ojeleye 1-1, Tatum 1-2, Smart 1-3, Baynes 0-1), Philadelphia 11-33 (Redick 4-11, Butler 3-9, Harris 2-5, Embiid 1-3, Scott 1-4, McConnell 0-1). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Boston 46 (Morris, Irving 9), Philadelphia 54 (Embiid 22). Assists: Boston 22 (Horford 5), Philadelphia 23 (B.Simmons 7). Total fouls: Boston 25, Philadelphia 17. Technicals: Philadelphia coach Brett Brown, Embiid. Ejected: Smart. A: 20,606 (20,478).

New Orleans: Williams 3-8 0-0 7, Okafor 4-12 1-2 9, Randle 1-9 4-5 6, Payton 3-7 0-0 7, Jackson 6-17 0-0 14, Johnson 6-13 4-5 18, Miller 3-10 0-0 7, Diallo 3-7 1-1 7, Bertans 2-6 0-0 4, Clark 7-13 0-0 17. Totals 38-102 10-13 96. Orlando: Isaac 4-11 0-0 8, Gordon 7-15 2-2 20, Vucevic 5-14 4-4 15, Augustin 5-8 2-2 13, Fournier 9-13 1-1 22, Iwundu 2-6 0-0 4, Frazier Jr. 0-3 0-0 0, Martin 0-3 0-0 0, Jefferson 1-2 0-0 2, Birch 2-5 3-4 7, Carter-Williams 2-4 0-0 4, Grant 2-5 0-0 5, Ross 7-13 0-1 19. Totals 46-102 12-14 119. New Orleans 25 21 21 29 — 96 Orlando 39 29 30 21 — 119 3-point goals: New Orleans 10-34 (Clark 3-7, Jackson 2-5, Johnson 2-6, Williams 1-1, Payton 1-3, Miller 1-7, Randle 0-2, Bertans 0-3), Orlando 15-38 (Ross 5-10, Gordon 4-7, Fournier 3-5, Grant 1-2, Augustin 1-2, Vucevic 1-3, Iwundu 0-1, Carter-Williams 0-1, Frazier Jr. 0-1, Martin 0-3, Isaac 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: New Orleans 49 (Diallo 11), Orlando 65 (Vucevic 17). Assists: New Orleans 24 (Clark, Jackson, Miller 4), Orlando 28 (Augustin 7). Total fouls: New Orleans 15, Orlando 14. A: 17,005 (18,846).

Miami: Jones Jr. 1-7 2-2 5, Olynyk 2-5 3-4 8, Adebayo 3-4 0-0 6, Richardson 6-16 1-1 15, Waiters 7-14 0-2 18, Johnson 5-8 0-0 13, Whiteside 3-6 6-6 12, Dragic 8-13 2-3 22, Wade 5-13 0-0 11. Totals 40-86 14-18 110. San Antonio: DeRozan 6-12 4-6 16, Aldridge 6-10 5-5 17, Poeltl 1-3 0-2 2, White 1-8 1-1 3, Forbes 3-9 0-0 8, Gay 6-13 1-2 15, Bertans 3-8 1-2 10, Mills 6-13 0-0 17, Belinelli 6-12 3-3 17. Totals 38-88 15-21 105. Miami 24 38 28 20 — 110 San Antonio 22 25 31 27 — 105 3-point goals: Miami 16-35 (Dragic 4-7, Waiters 4-9, Johnson 3-5, Richardson 2-6, Olynyk 1-2, Wade 1-2, Jones Jr. 1-4), San Antonio 14-34 (Mills 5-9, Bertans 3-7, Forbes 2-5, Gay 2-5, Belinelli 2-5, DeRozan 0-1, White 0-2). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Miami 48 (Adebayo 15), San Antonio 46 (DeRozan 15). Assists: Miami 23 (Adebayo 5), San Antonio 30 (Gay 7). Total fouls: Miami 21, San Antonio 13. Technicals: Wade, DeRozan. A: 18,354 (18,581).

Jazz 137, Knicks 116

GOALTENDING LEADERS

GPI 59 47 54 56 55 54 58 61 52 55 50 42 42 41 47 42

Joel Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the host Philadelphia 76ers over the Boston Celtics 118-115 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory. Tobias Harris added 21 points for the 76ers, who avoided a season sweep by the Celtics. Irving scored 36 points for the Celtics. The game was tied at 113 with a minute left before Ben Simmons converted a three-point play. He banked in a shot with his right hand and got fouled by Marcus Morris, hitting the free throw to make it 116-113 with 40.8 seconds to go. Embiid then rejected a driving Irving on the Celtics’ ensuing possession and Butler sealed it with a long jumper.

Utah: Favors 4-4 2-4 10, Ingles 6-9 0-0 18, Gobert 7-7 4-4 18, Rubio 1-2 10-10 12, Mitchell 12-20 1-2 30, Sefolosha 2-5 0-0 4, Crowder 5-11 2-2 15, O’Neale 1-2 0-0 3, Udoh 2-3 1-1 5, Niang 0-5 0-0 0, Neto 3-5 0-0 7, G.Allen 2-3 1-2 6, Korver 3-9 0-0 9. Totals 48-85 21-25 137. New York: Hezonja 8-13 3-3 23, Knox 10-17 4-6 27, Jordan 3-4 0-0 6, Mudiay 7-17 1-1 15, Dotson 7-13 3-5 21, Thomas 0-1 0-0 0, Kornet 0-2 0-0 0, Ellenson 3-6 0-1 7, Robinson 6-10 2-5 14, Jenkins 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 45-86 13-21 116. Utah 39 35 37 26 — 137 New York 25 22 32 37 — 116 3-point goals: Utah 20-42 (Ingles 6-9, Mitchell 5-9, Crowder 3-8, Korver 3-8, G.Allen 1-1, O’Neale 1-1, Neto 1-2, Sefolosha 0-2, Niang 0-2), New York 13-31 (Hezonja 4-5, Dotson 4-9, Knox 3-6, Jenkins 1-2, Ellenson 1-2, Kornet 0-1, Thomas 0-1, Mudiay 0-5). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Utah 40 (Gobert 9), New York 40 (Robinson 12). Assists: Utah 38 (Rubio 9), New York 23 (Ellenson, Mudiay, Jordan 5). Total fouls: Utah 18, New York 21. A: 18,530 (19,812).

Cavaliers 107, Bucks 102 Milwaukee: Middleton 10-21 2-2 26, Ilyasova 4-9 0-2 8, Lopez 7-11 2-2 19, Bledsoe 7-19 8-9 24, Snell 3-11 0-0 8, Wilson 1-9 4-4 6, Frazier 0-4 0-0 0, Connaughton 4-7 1-2 11. Totals 36-91 17-21 102. Cleveland: Osman 3-10 1-2 8, Love 1-10 3-3 6, Zizic 3-6 2-4 8, Sexton 10-18 1-1 25, Knight 5-12 1-1 13, Nance Jr. 3-5 0-0 7, Chriss 0-1 1-2 1, Thompson 3-3 1-1 7, Nwaba 1-7 2-2 4, Clarkson 9-17 4-4 23, Stauskas 1-4 2-4 5. Totals 39-93 18-24 107. Milwaukee 24 23 34 21 — 102 Cleveland 30 28 23 26 — 107 3-point goals: Milwaukee 13-32 (Middleton 4-6, Lopez 3-5, Connaughton 2-4, Bledsoe 2-5, Snell 2-6, Wilson 0-2, Frazier 0-2, Ilyasova 0-2), Cleveland 11-39 (Sexton 4-7, Knight 2-7, Nance Jr. 1-2, Stauskas 1-3, Clarkson 1-4, Osman 1-5, Love 1-9, Nwaba 0-1, Chriss 0-1). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Milwaukee 51 (Middleton 12), Cleveland 54 (Zizic, Love 10). Assists: Milwaukee 24 (Bledsoe 8), Cleveland 18 (Nance Jr. 5). Total fouls: Milwaukee 16, Cleveland 17. Technicals: Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer, Bledsoe. A: 19,432 (20,562).

Bulls 126, Wizards 120 Washington: Ariza 2-4 0-0 6, Green 4-10 0-0 10, Portis 6-17 2-2 15, Satoransky 7-11 0-0 16, Beal 7-19 11-15 27, Johnson 0-2 0-0 0, Parker 11-18 3-4 28, Brown Jr. 3-5 2-2 9, Bryant 2-2 0-0 5, Randle 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 44-93 18-23 120. Chicago: Harrison 7-13 3-3 18, Markkanen 12-21 3-3 32, Lopez 3-7 2-2 8, Dunn 10-24 3-5 26, Blakeney 1-4 0-0 2, Felicio 7-11 1-1 15, Arcidiacono 3-7 1-2 7, Luwawu-Cabarrot 5-9 0-0 13, Selden 2-10 1-1 5. Totals 50-106 14-17 126. Washington 28 32 21 32 7 — 120 Chicago 35 25 25 28 13 — 126 3-point goals: Washington 14-42 (Parker 3-5, Ariza 2-3, Satoransky 2-5, Green 2-8, Beal 2-9, Bryant 1-1, Brown Jr. 1-3, Portis 1-6, Johnson 0-1, Randle 0-1), Chicago 12-23 (Markkanen 5-8, Luwawu-Cabarrot 3-5, Dunn 3-7, Harrison 1-1, Arcidiacono 0-1, Selden 0-1). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Washington 50 (Brown Jr. 10), Chicago 48 (Markkanen 13). Assists: Washington 25 (Beal, Satoransky 7), Chicago 29 (Dunn 13). Total fouls: Washington 21, Chicago 16. Technicals: Washington coach Wizards (Defensive three second). A: 19,470 (20,917).

Grizzlies 126, Rockets 125, OT Houston: Shumpert 2-4 0-0 4, Tucker 3-5 0-0 9, Capela 5-7 4-4 14, Paul 6-17 4-4 18, Harden 18-39 12-12 57, Nene 0-1 0-0 0, Green 3-8 0-0 9, Rivers 2-4 0-0 5, House Jr. 3-9 0-0 9. Totals 42-94 20-20 125. Memphis: Holiday 2-8 4-4 8, Caboclo 6-10 2-4 15, Valanciunas 10-19 13-17 33, Conley 12-22 5-5 35, Wright 3-9 2-3 9, Parsons 4-9 0-0 11, Noah 2-4 5-6 9, Dorsey 2-7 0-0 6. Totals 41-88 31-39 126. Houston 25 28 25 37 10 — 125 Memphis 38 25 34 18 11 — 126 3-point goals: Houston 21-48 (Harden 9-17, Tucker 3-4, Green 3-6, House Jr. 3-8, Paul 2-9, Rivers 1-2, Shumpert 0-2), Memphis 13-37 (Conley 6-9, Parsons 3-7, Dorsey 2-6, Wright 1-4, Caboclo 1-5, Valanciunas 0-2, Holiday 0-4). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Houston 39 (Capela 10), Memphis 49 (Valanciunas 13). Assists: Houston 19 (Harden 8), Memphis 20 (Conley 8). Total fouls: Houston 27, Memphis 19. Technicals: Paul. A: 16,691 (18,119).

T’Blazers 126, Mavs 118 Dallas: Hardaway Jr. 5-10 2-3 14, Nowitzki 1-3 1-1 3, Powell 2-4 0-0 5, Doncic 8-16 7-7 24, Brunson 6-10 4-4 16, Jackson 8-15 2-2 21, Finney-Smith 1-4 0-0 2, Antetokounmpo 0-2 1-2 1, Mejri 3-3 0-0 7, Burke 5-9 5-6 15, Harris 2-4 0-0 5, Lee 1-5 0-0 2, Broekhoff 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 43-87 22-25 118. Portland: Harkless 4-6 0-0 10, Aminu 2-6 1-1 6, Nurkic 6-8 1-2 13, Lillard 9-18 9-10 33, Layman 4-10 2-2 13, Collins 1-5 1-2 3, Kanter 6-11 2-2 14, Curry 8-16 0-0 20, Simons 0-0 2-4 2, Hood 3-5 2-2 8, Turner 2-5 0-0 4, Trent Jr. 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 45-91 20-25 126. Dallas 17 35 31 35 — 118 Portland 26 39 36 25 — 126 3-point goals: Dallas 10-30 (Jackson 3-8, Hardaway Jr. 2-5, Mejri 1-1, Harris 1-2, Broekhoff 1-2, Powell 1-3, Doncic 1-4, Burke 0-1, Lee 0-1, Nowitzki 0-1, Brunson 0-1, Finney-Smith 0-1), Portland 16-36 (Lillard 6-12, Curry 4-7, Layman 3-6, Harkless 2-2, Aminu 1-4, Trent Jr. 0-1, Hood 0-2, Collins 0-2). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Dallas 35 (Powell 9), Portland 48 (Nurkic, Kanter 10). Assists: Dallas 20 (Doncic 6), Portland 23 (Lillard 12). Total fouls: Dallas 22, Portland 18. A: 19,803 (19,393).

Raptors 123, Thunder 114 Toronto: Leonard 8-19 4-5 22, Siakam 14-21 4-4 33, Gasol 4-7 0-0 10, VanVleet 8-16 4-4 23, Green 6-10 0-0 17, Powell 0-2 0-0 0, Anunoby 2-3 1-2 6, Ibaka 1-4 4-4 6, Lin 2-5 2-2 6, McCaw 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 45-87 19-21 123. Oklahoma City: George 6-14 4-7 19, Grant 3-14 3-4 9, Adams 2-7 0-0 4, Westbrook 16-29 5-8 42, Ferguson 3-10 0-0 8, Nader 2-4 0-1 5, Morris 2-4 1-2 6, Noel 4-5 1-5 9, Schroder 5-16 1-2 12. Totals 43-103 15-29 114. Toronto 39 24 29 18 13 — 123 Oklahoma City 31 24 23 32 4 — 114 3-point goals: Toronto 14-36 (Green 5-9, VanVleet 3-8, Gasol 2-3, Leonard 2-6, Anunoby 1-2, Siakam 1-4, Lin 0-2, Ibaka 0-2), Oklahoma City 13-43 (Westbrook 5-10, George 3-10, Ferguson 2-8, Morris 1-3, Nader 1-3, Schroder 1-6, Grant 0-3). Fouled out: George. Rebounds: Toronto 52 (Siakam 13), Oklahoma City 48 (Grant 14). Assists: Toronto 30 (VanVleet, Green, Leonard, Siakam 6), Oklahoma City 22 (George, Westbrook 6). Total fouls: Toronto 27, Oklahoma City 22. Technicals: Toronto coach Raptors (Defensive three second). A: 18,203 (18,203).


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ATHLETES OF THE WEEK Tori Calvert Wesclin soccer A sophomore midfielder, Calvert was named MVP of the Metro Cup Puma bracket after leading the Warriors to the championship of the round-robin event. She led a Warriors offense that outscored the opposition 29-0 in four games with big performances against Harrisburg (1 goal, 2 assists), Jerseyville (2 goals, 1 assist), Mount Vernon (2 goals, 6 assists) and Civic Memorial (1 goal, 1 assist). As a freshman, she racked up 33 goals and 17 assists and was named all-Cahokia Conference and honorable mention all-sectional. Terrence Hargrove East St. Louis basketball A 6-foot-7 senior forward, Hargrove led East St. Louis to its first boys basketball state title. He scored 32 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as the Flyers rallied from a late fourth-quarter deficit to outlast Chicago Bogan 68-63 in overtime in the Class 3A championship game. He hit on 13 of 24 shots from the floor, blocked three shots and altered at least five others. Hargrove was coming off a double-double (19 points, 12 rebounds, 7 blocks) in a semifinal win over Peoria Manual. An alltournament selection at Collinsville and Salem, Hargrove averaged 18.5 points, nine rebounds and 3.3 blocks. He has signed with St. Louis University. Patrick Johnson Lafayette hockey A 5-foot-9, 170-pound freshman forward, Johnson was named the MVP of the Mid-States Wickenheiser Cup after leading the Lancers to a 4-2 victory over Duchesne in the championship game. After setting up James Vermeersch for a goal that gave the Lancers a 1-0 lead seven minutes into the game, Johnson scored an empty-netter with 13 seconds left that clinched the game for Lafayette, which won its second Wickenheiser Cup in its third appearance. Johnson, who had a goal in a 2-0 win over Summit in the first game of semifinal series, finished the season with 14 goals and 13 assists. Jaylin Mosby Belleville West basketball A 6-foot-2 senior guard, Mosby was a vital cog on a Maroons team that captured its second consecutive Class 4A state championship. The Maroons rallied from 12 points down to beat Evanston 71-59 in the title game as Mosby contributed 15 points and eight rebounds. Mosby’s 3-pointer pumped the Maroons’ lead to 55-50 with 3 minutes and 28 seconds to play and proved to be a key shot as West closed the game on a 21-9 run over the final 4:29. Mosby was coming off a 14-point, five-rebound performance in the semifinals against Chicago Curie. A third-team allconference honoree, Mosby also runs track. Mark Shallenberger Priory baseball A senior pitcher and first baseman, Shallenberger led the Rebels to the championship of the Herculaneum-Jefferson Tournament. In a 13-1 firstround win over Greenville (Mo.), he pitched five innings of no-hit ball, striking out 13 and went 3-for-4 with a walk at the plate. Shallenberger followed by hitting a grand slam and drawing a pair of walks in a 13-2 win over Herculaneum, and he closed out the tournament with a hit and an RBI in an 8-7 victory over West County in the championship game. A first-team all-Metro League infielder last season, Shallenberger has signed to play baseball at Evansville. Patrick Simoncic St. Louis U. High hockey A 6-foot-3, 165-pound junior forward, Simoncic led the Jr. Bills to their second successive Mid-States Challenge Cup title with a 3-2 win over De Smet in double overtime. Simoncic, who was named the MVP, scored his 14th and 15th goals of the season coming off a two-goal effort against Kirkwood in the semifinals. Against De Smet, Simoncic broke a scoreless tie by whipping a wrister past De Smet goalie Jakub Dobes midway through the first period. Simoncic then snapped a 1-1 tie in similar fashion late in the second period. A two-year varsity performer, Simoncic finished the season with 15 goals (6 game-winners) and 12 assists. Marisa Warren Incarnate Word basketball A 5-foot-8 senior guard who has signed with DePaul, Warren led the Red Knights to their third consecutive Class 4 state title and 10th overall. In a 59-28 win over Miller Career in the semifinals, she had game-highs of 17 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Of her 17 points, Warren was 8 of 9 from the free-throw line, converted one 3-point play and hit another 3-pointer as she mixed her game between outside shots, drives to the basket and jump shots. Warren had six points and six assists in the championship game against Lincoln Prep. She was the MVP of the Webster Winter Challenge and was named to all-tournament teams at Visitation and Iolani, Hawaii. Compiled by Paul Kopsky based off stats reported to STLhighschoolsports.com. Please send nominations to pkopsky@stltoday.com by noon each Monday.

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Senior third baseman Lexi Touchette’s fourth and final season for the Columbia High softball team will mark the end of an impressive 12-year era of Touchette sisters playing in the Eagles program. Lexi followed in the footsteps of sisters Meaghan, a 2011 Columbia graduate; and Caitlyn, a 2015 Columbia graduate.

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Becky Touchette doesn’t want to think about it just yet. But the first mother of Columbia High softball realizes that a 12-year tradition is coming to an end. Touchette’s three daughters all have played softball for the Eagles, each in four-year increments. And the last of the trio, senior Lexi Touchette, will end her high school career in late May or early June. “Next year will be so different,” Becky said. “I won’t know what to do with myself — 12 years, that’s a long time.” For now, the Touchette magic remains. Lexi, a hard-hitting third baseman, just may be the best of the talent-rich family. A starter since her freshman year, she has 19 home runs and 121 RBI in three-plus seasons. She carries a career batting average of .444 into this season. The Eagles have compiled a 8514 record with her as a starter. Lexi is following in the footsteps of Meaghan, a 2011 grad, and Caitlyn, a member of the Class of 2015. Both older Touchette sisters succeeded on the college level, as well. Meaghan played at Southeast Missouri State University. Caitlyn is a senior starter at Lindenwood University. All three wore uniform No. 7 at Columbia — and they each made their marks on the program in different ways. Caitlyn had 18 homers and 145 RBI in her four-year stint with a .408 batting average. Meaghan had six round-trippers and 95 RBI. Now, Lexi is finishing the family tradition in style. “I learned a lot from my sisters, they’ve helped make me the kind of player I am today,” Lexi said. “From

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the start, I’d be following them to their games and I always wanted to do what they did.” The last of three sisters, Lexi will continue her softball career at Maryville University. But for now, she is focusing on accomplishing something her sisters never did. “Getting to state in my last chance,” Lexi said. “That would be great. That’s what this whole team is working for.” Lexi honed her skills by observing her older siblings, even at an early age. “She would tag along to every one of their games,” Becky said. “And as she got older and started playing games herself, they’d help her out with advice and show her how to do things the right way.” Lexi remembers watching Caitlyn hit three home runs in a 16-1 win over Althoff on May 28, 2013. That performance is ingrained in Lexi’s mind. “Right then, I told myself I was going to do that some day,” Lexi recalled. “I’m still trying.” Lexi came close when she hit two round-trippers in a regional win over Mascoutah two years ago. She also hit two home runs against Belleville West. That three-homer game may still be a possibility. Thanks in part to the Touchette girls, the Eagles traditionally are one of the top teams in the area. They have won at least 24 games in each of the last nine

seasons, including a 32-win campaign last spring. But despite the gaudy win totals, Columbia never has reached the state tournament. It has one super-sectional appearance in the decade, which came in 2014. Lexi is hoping to change all that. She is one of five seniors returning from the last season. Pitcher Mikaela Kossina and Lindsay Wibbenmeyer add plenty of experience. The Eagles are also welcoming a new coach. Brianna Weilbacher, a standout pitcher for Columbia from 2011-2014 is taking for over long time bench boss Rhonda Major, who stepped down to spend more time with her family. Weilbacher, who is coming off a stellar pitching career at Iowa State University, is ready for the challenge that lies ahead. “I think knowing the players, knowing about the tradition around here, that’s going to help me a lot,” Weilbacher said. “I’m pretty familiar with how things go around here.” Weilbacher played with Caitlyn for three years and Meaghan for one, so she also knows about the Touchette gang. She said all three have made indelible marks on the program. “They’ve done so much for softball around here,” Weilbacher said. “It won’t be the same without one of them around.”

PLAYERS TO WATCH Colleen Cockrell, senior, Freeburg Led the area last season with 55 RBI, six more than her closest competitor. She drove in runs in 25 of 30 contests including the first 11 of the season. Had a four-hit, four-RBI game against Marissa on April 13.

Alyssa Krausz, senior, Belleville East Hit a hefty .487 with a team-high 46 RBI as East compiled a 28-8 mark. Also hit nine home runs and closed the season with at least one RBI in eight of team’s final nine games.

Maria Smith, junior, Edwardsville One of the fastest players in the area, she has stolen 24 bases without being caught in her career. Hit .446 with an on-base percentage of .500. She led the Tigers with five homers and 30 RBI.

Abigail Stahlhut, senior, Roxana Indiana signee had 10 homers, drove in 46 runs and fashioned a 13-game hitting streak midway through last season. Recorded eyepopping 1.043 slugging percentage for the Shells, who compiled a 10-21 record.

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Tami Wong, senior, Alton Hit .496 and stole 18 of 19 bases for the Redbirds, who finished 17-17. She had a team-high six triples and recorded a hit in 21 of her first 22 games. Drove in five runs in a 10-7 late-season win over Belleville West.


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Civic Memorial third baseman Kate Griffith (right) shows the ball to the umpire after tagging out Roxana’s Madison Klaas during a softball game Wednesday at the Bethalto Sports Complex in Bethalto, Ill. Roxana beat Civic Memorial 15-12. Please see story on STLhighschoolsports.com.

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS GIRLS SOCCER In. Word 5, Edwardsville 3 I: Hanna Jones 2, Olivia Layton, Alli Frederking, Izzy Patterson E: Payton Federmann, Sydney Lane, Olivia Sotelo Orchard Farm 10, Elsberry 0 O: Emma Long 3, Grace Fortuna 3, Lily Dahl, Allie Disser, Kayla Hedges, Alayna Jakul; shutout by Jadyn Tricamo Notre Dame 4, St. Pius X 0 N: Lexi Lanzafame, Amanda Aug, Lexi Bush, Rachel Tabash; shutout by Samantha Foppe; shutout by Samantha Foppe. Gibault 2, Roxana 0 G: Halle Haudrich, Hannah Stearns; shutout by Maddie Davis Fox 8, Festus 1 Fo: Lily Cook 2, Lena Higgins 2, Abby Stirnemann 2, Sydeny Adamec, Taylor Stirnemann DuBourg 1, Trinity 0 D: Audrey Byers; shutout by Bella Adams Other scores North County 4, De Soto 0

SOFTBALL Staunton 610 100 0 8 12 0 Dupo 111 003 1 7 9 2 L-Holly Wilson. Roxana 010 053 6 15 19 0 Civic Mem. 133 005 0 12 16 0 L-Kaitlynn Wrenn. HR-C Gracie Braun -Jenna Christeson -Ally Hardy Waterloo 000 00 0 3 3 O’Fallon 253 00 10 12 0 W-Hayleigh Juenger. L-Alexis Howard. Bunker Hill 000 00 0 3 1 Alton 120 80 11 11 0 W-Emma Kiger. L-Taylor Girth. HR-A Abby Scyoc Brussels 001 0 1 3 0 A.Marquette 189 9 27 10 1 W-Taylor Whitehead. Highland 000 100 00 1 7 0 Bellvl. East 000 000 11 2 4 2 W-Stephanie Bigham. L-Sam Miener. Columbia 334 23 15 15 0 Wood River 030 00 3 4 0 L-Taylor Murray. Okawville 100 000 0 1 5 0 Valmeyer 503 110 0 10 15 3 W-Lilly Schlemmer. L-Lauren Heckert.

PHCentral (14)30 Kingston 000 W-Allie Kelly. New Athens 306 100 0 Carlyle 337 000 0 L-Emma Hager. HR-N Lindsey Poirot 2

17 10 0 0 0 0 10 14 0 13 9 0

BOYS VOLLEYBALL Westminster def. O’F Christian 25-13, 25-13

BASEBALL Bryant (Ark.)510 26 14 13 Luth. South 200 02 4 6 L-Nathan Roth. Valley Park 104 101 0 7 9 Lindbergh 002 002 4 8 10 W-Josh Weaver. L-Drew Hansel. Oakville 230 23 10 10 Pattonville 000 00 0 3 W-Carson Schaper. Mehlville 000 420 0 6 8 Vianney 000 000 2 2 6 W-Christian Harvey. L-Nathan Beaton. Stgart (Ark). 000 00 0 2 Luth. South 303 06 12 5 W-Jacob Hager. Haz. West 200 000 0 2 3 Webster 010 401 0 6 8 W-Jack Arbuckle. L-Patrick Donohue. 24th Troy Baseball Classic - 15th place FZ North 000 000 0 0 1 FH North 012 104 0 8 7 L-Cole Sneed. FZ West 001 000 (10) 11 13 Timberland 000 000 4 4 3 W-Kenny Bond. HR-F Drew Mize Wood River 101 310 1 7 10 Roxana 272 011 0 13 12 W-Christian Floyd. L-Jake Wells. Mascoutah 000 101 2 4 7 Bellvl. East 000 010 0 1 6 W-Jack Owens. L-Evan Gray. Triad 002 012 00 5 9 Collinsville 100 000 41 6 11 W-Kyle Moore. L-Nolan McGowen. New Athens 000 400 0 4 7 Carlyle 420 012 0 9 10 W-Brady Heinzmann. HR-C Josh Guthrie Okawville 000 000 0 0 3 Valmeyer 000 022 0 4 8 W-Philip Reinhardt

0 2 3 1 0 0 0 4

Marissa 241 011 1 10 Chester 311 041 1 11 L-Kade Portz. Fth.McGivny 000 002 0 2 A. Marquette600 030 0 9 W-Nolan Rea. L-Nate Dammerich. STL Patr. 001 441 1 11 Winfield 000 020 0 2 W-Evan Clawson. HR-S David Olejnik Bellvl. West 001 011 03 6 De Smet 000 300 00 3 W-Caleb Harsin. Staunton 205 110 0 9 Dupo 000 000 0 0 L-Devin Similey.

10 0 8 0 1 3 13 0 12 0 3 0 13 0 4 0 9 0 5 0

BOYS GOLF Fort Zumwalt West 164, Fort Zumwalt South 182 FZW: Braden Hoisington, 36 FZW: Nick Hoven, 40

0 0

Lutheran St. Charles 178, O’Fallon Christian 233 LSC: Josh Thomason, 39 OFC: Carlos Sardina, 51

3 2

St. Dominic 178, Duchesne 199 SD: Joey Fuchs, 42; Kyle Kelley, 43

5 0

Warrenton 162, Fort Zumwalt East 212 Warrenton: Kole Hammerberg, 39; Travis Toebben, 41; Brenden Day, 41; Gavin Prior, 41; Shane Brosenne, 48

2 0

2 1

Union 193, Hermann 223 Union: 2. Jacob Towell, 44; 3. Garrett Klenke, 45; 4. Hunter Grafrath, 47; 5. Trevor Baker, 57; 6. Devin Gaither, 58 Hermann: 1. Thomas Henson, 36; 7. Brendon Leibach, 59; 8. Allyson Hollrah, 63; 9. Woody Heldt, 65;

0 0

Other score Pacific 197, St. Clair 204

0 2

0 0 0 0

GIRLS LACROSSE Westminster 18, Oakville 5 W: Josie Christen 5, Bridget Sullivan 3, Katie Hobaugh 2, Izzy Cancila 2, Kharis Perona 2, KK Pruett 2, Veronica Ortiz, Rachel Rothrock

THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE BASEBALL TROY BASEBALL CLASSIC Championship CBC (4-0) at Troy (4-0), 4 p.m. Third place Westminster (3-1) at Seckman (2-2), 4 p.m. Other games Summit (2-2) at Liberty (3-1), 4 p.m. Hannibal (2-2) at Francis Howell (2-2), 4 p.m. ST. CHARLES WEST TOURNAMENT Championship St. Dominic (4-0) at St. Charles West (3-0), 4:15 p.m. Third place Windsor (2-1) at Fort Zumwalt East (2-1), 4:15 p.m. Fifth place Duchesne (1-2) vs. Northwest-CH (1-2) at St. Dominic, 4:15 p.m. Seventh place Ritenour (0-3) vs. Warrenton (0-3) at Blanchette Pk, 4:15 p.m. 49th LINDBERGH-MEHLVILLE TOURNAMENT Championship Webster Groves (3-1) vs. Mehlville (3-1) at Vianney, 2 p.m. Third place Hazelwood West (2-2) at Vianney (3-1), 11:30 a.m. Fifth place Oakville (2-2) at Lindbergh (3-1), noon Seventh place Pattonville (0-4) at Valley Park (0-4), noon OTHER GAMES Marquette vs. Kickapoo at Willard, 2:30 p.m. Stepinac (N.Y.) vs. Lutheran South (1-0) at Florida, 4 p.m. Saxony Lutheran at Jefferson (2-2), 4 p.m. Francis Howell (2-2) at Hannibal (2-2), 4 p.m. Valle Catholic (2-1-1) at Crystal City (1-2), 4 p.m. New Athens (0-3) at Waterloo, 4:15 p.m. ME Lutheran (1-2) at Civic Memorial (2-2), 4:15 p.m. Brentwood (1-2) vs. DuBourg (0-3) at Affton AA, 4:15 p.m. Highland (1-0) at O'Fallon (3-2), 4:15 p.m. Cahokia at Collinsville (2-1), 4:30 p.m. Centralia (Ill.) (0-2) at Salem (0-3), 4:30 p.m. Grandview (0-1) at New Haven (0-1), 4:30 p.m. Woodlawn at Carlyle (1-3), 4:30 p.m. Valmeyer (4-2) at Freeburg (1-2), 4:30 p.m. Althoff (2-0) at Columbia (3-1), 4:30 p.m. Marissa (1-1) at Dupo (1-3), 4:30 p.m. St. Louis Patriots (4-3-1) at Gibault (4-0), 4:30 p.m. Alton (1-3) at Piasa Southwestern (0-4), 4:30 p.m. Nashville at Carbondale (1-0), 4:30 p.m. Nokomis at Carlinville (0-1), 4:30 p.m. Alton Marquette (2-3) at Gillespie (1-1), 4:30 p.m. Red Bud (3-2) at Steeleville (0-1), 4:30 p.m. Festus (0-4) at Potosi (0-2), 4:30 p.m. Mater Dei (2-2) at Wesclin (2-2), 4:30 p.m. Arcadia Valley (1-1) at Park Hills Central (0-3), 4:30 p.m. Staunton (1-0) at Lebanon (0-2), 4:30 p.m. Clayton at Marshall Co., Ky., 5 p.m.

GIRLS SOCCER FOX TOURNAMENT Championship Notre Dame (2-0) at Fox (3-0), 7:15 p.m. Third place Windsor (1-1) vs. Rosati-Kain (1-1), 5:45 p.m. Fifth place St. Pius X (0-2) vs. Festus (0-3), 4 p.m. LUTHERAN ST. CHARLES ROUND ROBIN Hazelwood Central (1-1) vs. Sullivan (3-2), 4:30 p.m. Lutheran North (0-2) at Luth. St. Charles (2-0), 6:15 p.m. ZUMWALT CLASSIC Championship FH Central (2-0) vs. Westminster (2-0) at FZ South, 6 p.m. Third place Troy (1-2) vs. Fort Zumwalt South (1-1), at FZ North, 6 p.m. Fifth place FZ North (2-1) vs. St. Charles West (2-1) at FZ South, 4 p.m. Seventh place FZ East (0-2) vs. FZ West (0-2) at FZ North, 4 p.m. CARLINVILLE SPRING CUP First round Staunton (1-1) vs. Civic Memorial (4-2) at Blackburn, 5 p.m. Auburn at Carlinville, 5 p.m.

OTHER GAMES Pattonville at Liberty (1-1), 4 p.m. Breese Central (2-0) at Salem (0-1), 4:15 p.m. Waterloo (3-1-1) at Highland (1-4), 4:15 p.m. Hillsboro, Ill. at Wood River (0-2), 4:30 p.m. Mater Dei (2-3) at Alton Marquette (0-4-1), 4:30 p.m. Wesclin (5-0) at ME Lutheran (0-3), 4:30 p.m. Gateway Science at Christian Academy, 4:30 p.m. Cardinal Ritter at O'Fallon Christian (0-1), 4:30 p.m. Crosspoint Christian vs. St. Louis Patriots (1-1), 4:30 p.m. Union (2-0) at Owensville (0-2), 5 p.m. Canton at Winfield (0-1), 5 p.m. Northwest-CH (2-0-2) at St. Clair (1-1), 5 p.m. Wright City at Fulton (0-3), 5 p.m. Triad (4-2) at Mascoutah (2-2-1), 5:30 p.m. Gibault (3-2) at Columbia (5-0), 6 p.m. St. Charles (1-2) at Holt (1-1), 6 p.m. Alton (4-1) at Belleville West (1-4-1), 6:30 p.m. Edwardsville (2-4) at O'Fallon (4-0), 6:30 p.m. Belleville East (3-2) at Collinsville (2-1), 6:30 p.m. Hillsboro (1-1) at North County (1-0), 6:30 p.m. Fredericktown at De Soto (0-1), 6:30 p.m. McCluer North at Trinity (1-0), 6:45 p.m. St. Dominic (1-0) at Duchesne, 6:45 p.m.

SOFTBALL Crystal City (0-1) at Valle Catholic, 4 p.m. Granite City (0-1) at Highland (0-2), 4:15 p.m. Alton (2-1) at Roxana (4-1), 4:30 p.m. Marissa (4-1) at Dupo (4-2), 4:30 p.m. West County (0-1) at Grandview (1-1), 4:30 p.m. Alton Marquette (1-0) at Gillespie (0-2), 4:30 p.m. Nokomis at Carlinville (0-1), 4:30 p.m. Steeleville (0-2) at Red Bud (3-3), 4:30 p.m. Collinsville (1-3) at Jerseyville (1-0), 4:30 p.m. Civic Memorial (1-2) at Piasa Southwestern (3-1), 4:30 p.m. Freeburg (2-1) at Okawville (0-3), 4:30 p.m. Althoff (0-2) at Wesclin (0-2), 4:30 p.m. Columbia (2-1) at Mascoutah (1-3), 4:30 p.m. Staunton (3-0) at Lebanon (1-1), 4:30 p.m.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL Fort Zumwalt West at Fort Zumwalt South (1-0), 4 p.m. Althoff (0-1) at Edwardsville, 4:30 p.m. FH Central (1-0) at Fort Zumwalt East (0-1), 5 p.m. FH North (1-0) at St. Dominic (1-0), 5 p.m. ME Lutheran at Alton, 5:45 p.m. DuBourg (1-1) at Borgia (0-3), 6 p.m. St. Mary's (1-0) at Duchesne (0-1), 6 p.m.

BOYS LACROSSE Eureka (3-1) at Christian Academy-Louisville, 5 p.m. Fort Zumwalt West at Westminster (1-0), 5 p.m.

GIRLS LACROSSE Westminster (2-0) at O'Fallon (1-0), 5:15 p.m.

BOYS TENNIS Timberland at Francis Howell North, 3 p.m. Belleville West at Westminster, 3 p.m. Fort Zumwalt South at Troy Buchanan, 3:30 p.m. Fort Zumwalt East at Francis Howell Central, 3:30 p.m. Windsor (Imperial) at Farmington, 4 p.m. Hillsboro, Illinois at Highland, 4:15 p.m.

BOYS GOLF Herculaneum vs. St. Vincent at Perryville, 3:30 p.m. Holt at Francis Howell Central, 3:30 p.m. Winfield at Elsberry, 4 p.m.

TRACK AND FIELD St. Dominic Welcome Meet, 3:30 p.m. Teams: St. Dominic, Winfield Bowling Green Invitational, 3:30 p.m. Teams: Bowling Green, O'Fallon Christian Civic Memorial Invitational, 4 p.m. Teams: Carrollton, Civic Memorial, North Mac, Piasa Southwestern, Waverly

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BASEBALL Favorite Odds Underdog American League t-A’s -$125 Mariners t- Tokyo, Japan. NBA Favorite Points Underdog HORNETS 4 T’Wolves Nuggets 6.5 WIZARDS Jazz 7 HAWKS KINGS 8.5 Mavericks Pistons 7 SUNS WARRIORS 11 Pacers COLLEGE BASKETBALL Favorite Points Underdog NCAA Tournament | Hartford, CT Florida St 9 Vermont Marquette 3.5 Murray St Villanova 4.5 St. Mary’s-CA Purdue 13 Old Dominion NCAA Tournament | Jacksonville, FL Lsu 7.5 Yale Maryland 3.5 Belmont Kentucky 22 Abilene Chr’n Wofford 2.5 Seton Hall NCAA Tournament | Des Moines, IA Louisville 5 Minnesota Michigan St 18.5 Bradley Nevada 2 Florida Michigan 15.5 Montana NCAA Tournament | Salt Lake City, UT Auburn 5.5 New Mexico St Kansas 7 Northeastern Gonzaga 27 F. Dickinson Syracuse 2 Baylor > Friday NCAA Tournament | Columbia, SC Mississippi 1.5 Oklahoma Virginia 22.5 Gardner Webb Duke NL N Dakota St C Florida 1 Virginia Comm NCAA Tournament | Columbus, OH Cincinnati 3.5 Iowa Tennessee 17.5 Colgate 3 Washington Utah St N Carolina 23.5 Iona NCAA Tournament | Tulsa, OK Texas Tech 13.5 No Kentucky Buffalo NL Arizona St Houston 12 Georgia St Iowa St 6 Ohio St NCAA Tournament | San Jose, CA Kansas St 5 Cal-Irvine Wisconsin 2 Oregon Mississippi St 7 Liberty Virginia Tech 10.5 Saint Louis Odds to win the NCAA Tournament Team ........................................ Odds Duke.................................................... 5/2 Gonzaga ...............................................5/1 North Carolina.................................... 6/1 Virginia................................................ 8/1 Kentucky ............................................10/1 Michigan State...................................12/1 Tennessee ..........................................15/1 Michigan ............................................18/1 Texas Tech......................................... 20/1 Florida State..................................... 30/1 Houston ............................................ 30/1 Purdue .............................................. 30/1 Auburn...............................................35/1 Iowa State.........................................40/1 Virginia Tech.....................................40/1 Villanova ........................................... 50/1 Kansas............................................... 50/1 LSU.................................................... 50/1 Kansas State.....................................60/1 Marquette.........................................60/1 Cincinnati..........................................80/1 Louisville...........................................80/1 Buffalo ..............................................80/1 Nevada..............................................80/1 Wisconsin..........................................80/1 Syracuse.......................................... 100/1 Wofford............................................150/1 Oregon .............................................150/1 Florida..............................................150/1 Mississippi State..............................150/1 Maryland..........................................150/1 Iowa.................................................200/1 Murray State...................................200/1 C Florida.......................................... 250/1 New Mexico State........................... 250/1 Seton Hall ....................................... 250/1 Minnesota....................................... 250/1 Mississippi....................................... 250/1 Oklahoma .......................................300/1 Virginia Commonwealth ................300/1 Ohio State ...................................... 400/1 Utah State.......................................500/1 Washington.....................................500/1 Arizona State..................................500/1 Baylor..............................................500/1 St. Mary’s-CA ..................................500/1 Belmont ..........................................500/1 Georgia State..................................500/1 Northern Kentucky.........................500/1 Old Dominion..................................500/1 St. John’s.........................................500/1 Saint Louis ......................................500/1 Montana........................................1000/1 Liberty...........................................1000/1 Northeastern................................1000/1 Cal-Irivne ......................................1000/1 Yale................................................1000/1 Iona ...............................................1000/1 Vermont........................................1000/1 Colgate......................................... 2000/1 Bradley......................................... 2000/1 North Dakota State ..................... 2000/1 Abilene Christian......................... 2000/1 Fairleigh Dickinson...................... 2000/1 Gardner Webb ............................. 2000/1 North Carolina Central................ 2000/1 College Insider Tournament CHARLESTON SO 4.5 Fla Atlantic HAMPTON 9 St. Francis-NY UL-MONROE 3.5 Kent St CS-FULLERTON 6.5 CS-Bakersfield NHL Favorite Odds Underdog PANTHERS -$130/+$110 Coyotes Lightning -$120/even HURRICANES Bruins -$260/+$220 DEVILS CANADIENS -$125/+$105 Islanders PREDATORS -$150/+$130 Penguins BLUES -$320/+$260 Red Wings STARS -$140/+$120 Avalanche BLACKHAWKS-$125/+$105 Flyers FLAMES -$400/+$320 Senators Blue Jackets -$135/+$115 OILERS VEGAS -$170/+$150 Jets Sharks -$220/+$180 KINGS Grand Salami: Over/under 72.5 goals. AAF Favorite Open/Current Underdog Saturday Orlando 8.5/8.5 ATLANTA SAN ANTONIO 5/5 Salt Lake Sunday ARIZONA 3.5/3.5 San Diego Birmingham 3/3 MEMPHIS Home team in CAPS © 2019 Benjamin Eckstein

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL National League CARDINALS — Optioned LHP Austin Gomber and RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon to the Memphis (PCL). ARIZONA — Optioned OF Tim Locastro to Reno (PCL). LA DODGERS — Optioned RHP Jaime Schulta to Oklahoma City (PCL). MIAMI — Optioned LHP Jarlin Garcia to New Orleans (PCL). MILWAUKEE — Released RHP Josh Tomlin. Signed RHP Josh Fields to a minor-league contract. PITTSBURGH — Optioned RHP Jake Barrett to Indianapolis (IL). Reassigned INF Alfredo Reyes to minor league camp. American League DETROIT — Optioned LHP Ryan Carpenter to Toledo (IL). HOUSTON — Agreed to terms with RHP Ryan Pressly on a three-year contract. MINNESOTA — Released 1B Lucas Duda. Reassigned RHPs Ryan Eades and Jake Reed, LHP Justin Nicolino and C Wynston Sawyer to minor league camp. TAMPA BAY — Agreed to terms with INF/OF Brandon Lowe on a six-year contract. TORONTO — Optioned OF Anthony Alford and C Reese McGuire to Buffalo (IL). BASKETBALL | NBA DETROIT — Assigned Gs Khyri Thomas and Svi Mykhailiuk to Grand Rapids (NBAGL). FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO — Re-signed P Pat O’Donnell to a two-year contract and QB Tyler Bray to a one-year contract. HOUSTON — Signed QB A.J. McCarron. INDIANAPOLIS — Re-signed S Clayton Geathers. MINNESOTA — Signed OL Josh Kline. OAKLAND — Re-signed LS Trent Sieg. Alliance of American Football SAN DIEGO FLEET — Waived OL Brandon Hodges. Re-signed WR Shay Fields. HOCKEY | NHL DETROIT — Signed G Jimmy Howard to a one-year contract extension. Recalled D Libor Sulak from Grand Rapids (AHL) under emergency conditions. OLYMPIC SPORTS USADA — Announced cycylist Joseph Baratto accepted a one-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation. SOCCER | MLS TORONTO — Loaned F Jon Bakero to Phoenix (USL Championship). COLLEGE ALABAMA — Approved contracts for offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian and defensive coordinator Pete Golding. MORGAN STATE — Fired men’s basketballl coach Todd Bozeman. SYRACUSE — Suspended senior G Frank Howard for an indefinite period of time for violating school policy.

COLLEGES MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

CHICAGO REGIONAL

National Invitation Tourn.

First Round Friday | College Station, Texas Marquette (26-7) vs. Rice (28-3), 1 p.m. Texas A&M (24-7) vs. Wright State (27-6) Saturday | At Notre Dame, Ind. Notre Dame (30-3) vs. BethuneCookman (21-10), 10 a.m. Central Michigan (25-7) vs. Michigan State (20-11) Saturday | At Ames, Iowa DePaul (26-7) vs. Missouri State (22-9), 2:30 p.m. Iowa State (25-8) vs. New Mexico State (25-6) Saturday | At Stanford, Calif. BYU (25-6) vs. Auburn (22-9), 2:30 p.m. Stanford (28-4) vs. UC Davis (24-6)

First Round | Tuesday UNC-Greensboro 84, Campbell 69 Lipscomb 89, Davidson 81 NC State 84, Hofstra 78 Indiana 89, St. Francis (Pa.) 72 Clemson 75, Wright State 69 Memphis 74, San Diego 60 Arkansas 84, Providence 72 Texas 79, S. Dakota State 73 Creighton 70, Loyola Chicago 61 Colorado 78, Dayton 73 Wednesday Wichita State 76, Furman 70 Harvard 71, Georgetown 68 Norfolk State 80, Alabama 79, OT Xavier 78, Toledo 64 TCU 82, Sam Houston State 69 Nebraska 80, Butler 76

ALBANY REGIONAL First Round Friday | At Louisville, Ky. Louisville (29-3) vs. Robert Morris (22-10), 11 a.m. Michigan (21-11) vs. Kansas State (21-11) Friday | At Storrs, Conn. Rutgers (22-9) vs. Buffalo (23-9), 3:30 p.m. UConn (31-2) vs. Towson (20-12) Saturday | At Corvallis, Ore. Gonzaga (28-4) vs. Little Rock (21-10), 2:30 p.m. Oregon State (24-7) vs. Boise State (28-4) Saturday | At College Park, Md. Maryland (28-4) vs. Radford (26-6), 10 a.m. UCLA (20-12) vs. Tennessee (19-12)

Second Round | Saturday-Sunday

College Basketball Invit. First Round | Tuesday Utah Valley 92, CS N’ridge 84 Wednesday West Virginia 77, Grand Canyon 63 Coast. Carolina 81, Howard 72 South Florida 82, Stony Brook 79, OT Longwood 90, Southern Mississippi 68 DePaul 100, Central Michigan 86 Brown 83, UAB 78 Loyola Mary. (20-11) at Cal Baptist (16-14), late

Second Round • Sunday-Monday Regional semifinals • March 29-30 Regional championships • March 31-April 1

CollegeInsider.com Tourn.

Final Four • Tampa Bay, April 5

First Round | Monday NJIT 92, Quinnipiac 81 Tuesday Robert Morris 98, Cornell 89, OT Marshall 78, IUPUI 73 Wednesday Green Bay 102 at ETSU 94 Texas Southern 95, New Orleans 89 Texas RGV 74, Grambling 73 Presbyterian (18-15) at Seattle (18-14), late Thursday St. Francis (NY) (17-15) at Hampton (16-17), 6 p.m. FAU (17-15) at Charleston S. (17-15), 6 p.m. Kent St. (22-10) at La.-Monroe (18-15), 7 p.m. CSU Bakersfield (16-15) at Cal State Fullerton (16-17), 9 p.m. Friday Drake (24-9) at So. Utah (16-16), 7:30 p.m. Saturday FIU (19-13) at Texas State (24-10), 6 p.m. NOTE: Top 4 seeds get a bye after first round

National championship • Tampa Bay, April 7

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

NCAA Tournament Note: Second games at each site to begin 30 minutes after finish of first game

GREENSBORO REGIONAL First Round Friday | At Charlotte, N.C. South Carolina (21-9) vs. Belmont (26-6), 12:45 p.m. Florida State (23-8) vs. Bucknell (28-5) Friday | At Iowa City Iowa (26-6) vs. Mercer (25-7), 1 p.m. Missouri (23-10) vs. Drake (27-6) Saturday | At Waco, Texas California (19-12) vs. North Carolina (18-14), 2:30 p.m. Baylor (31-1) vs. Abilene Christian (23-9) Saturday | At Raleigh, N.C. Kentucky (24-7) vs. Princeton (22-9), 10 a.m. NC State (26-5) vs. Maine (25-7)

National Invitation Tourn. First round | Wednesday Morehead State 71, Ohio State 61 Pepperdine 91, Calif. Baptist 79 Pacific 77, Fresno State 72 Thursday Charlotte (18-12) at VCU (23-9), 5 p.m. Houston (15-15) at Arkansas (20-14), 6 p.m. UAB (25-6) at Troy (22-8), 6 p.m. Kent State (19-12) at Green Bay (22-9), 6 p.m. Northeastern (20-11) at Butler (21-9), 6 p.m. Youngstown St. (22-9) at Cincinnati (21-10), 6 Rider (19-12) at West Virginia (20-10), 6 p.m. Seton Hall (15-15) at Toledo (20-11), 6 p.m. W. Kentucky (18-14) at Miami (Ohio) (23-8), 6 High Point (22-8) at Ohio (27-5), 6 p.m. Stetson (16-15) at South Florida (18-15), 6 Furman (19-13) at Virginia Tech (20-11), 6 Hartford (23-9) at Providence (17-15), 6 p.m. IUPUI (20-11) at M. Tennessee (22-10), 6:30 Prairie View A&M (17-13) at TCU (20-10), 6:30 Dayton (17-13) at Northwestern (16-14), 7 S.F. Austin (25-6) at Texas-Arlington (23-7), 7 No. Colorado (21-10) at Wyoming (22-8), 7:30 Denver (17-13) at New Mexico (24-6), 8 p.m. Idaho State (20-10) at Arizona (18-13), 8:30 Idaho (20-11) at Loyola Marymount (18-14), 9 Friday Old Dominion (21-10) at Villanova (18-12), 6 NC A&T (20-11) at Ja. Madison (25-5), 6 p.m. Drexel (24-8) at Harvard (16-12), 6 p.m. Sacred Heart (19-12) at Georgetown (16-15), 6 American (22-10) at Penn (23-6), 6 p.m. N. Iowa (20-12) at Minn. (20-10), 6:30 p.m. S. Alabama (24-10) at Lamar (24-6), 7 p.m. Hawaii (25-16) at Saint Mary’s (20-11), 9 p.m. Second Round • March 23-26 Third Round • March 27-29 Quarterfinals • March 30-31 Semifinals • April 3-4 Championship • 2 p.m., April 6

PORTLAND REGIONAL First Round Friday | At Starkville, Miss. South Dakota (28-5) vs. Clemson (19-12), 6 p.m. Mississippi State (30-2) vs. Southern U. (20-12) Friday | At Coral Gables, Fla. Arizona State (20-10) vs. UCF (26-6), 6 p.m. Miami (24-8) vs. Florida Gulf Coast (28-4) Friday | At Eugene, Ore. Texas (23-9) vs. Indiana (20-12), 6 p.m. Oregon (29-4) vs. Portland State (25-7) Saturday | At Syracuse, N.Y. South Dakota State (26-6) vs. Quinnipiac (26-6), 10 a.m. Syracuse (24-8) vs. Fordham (24-8)

Area scores Women’s tennis Missouri Valley College 7, Truman State 0 Men’s tennis Missouri Valley College 7, Truman State 0 Softball Bradley 8, Missouri 1 Baseball William Jewell 8, Truman State 7 William Jewell 9, Truman State 8, 12 inn. SLU 8, Illinois 3 McKendree 15, UMSL 4 McKendree 13, UMSL 7 Missouri 13, Murray State 1

BLUES STATISTICS Player Ryan O’Reilly Vladimir Tarasenko Brayden Schenn David Perron Alex Pietrangelo Jaden Schwartz Tyler Bozak Vince Dunn Oskar Sundqvist Robert Thomas Colton Parayko Patrick Maroon Alexander Steen Ivan Barbashev Zach Sanford Jay Bouwmeester Joel Edmundson Robert Bortuzzo Carl Gunnarsson Robby Fabbri Mackenzie MacEachern Sammy Blais Michael Del Zotto Goalie GP Jake Allen 44 Jordan Binnington 25

GP G A 73 26 43 67 28 30 63 14 32 48 20 20 62 13 22 60 10 24 64 11 22 69 11 20 65 13 15 61 7 21 73 10 15 65 8 15 56 7 13 71 9 10 52 7 9 69 3 12 62 2 9 50 2 7 18 3 4 30 2 3 29 3 2 32 2 2 5 0 2 MINS AVG 2439 2.85 1448 1.78

PTS 69 58 46 40 35 34 33 31 28 28 25 23 20 19 16 15 11 9 7 5 5 4 2 W 18 18

+/22 5 3 6 2 -3 -5 9 2 -4 16 -5 -6 -11 3 -5 5 4 11 -6 0 -1 -2 L 17 4

PIM PP 12 5 22 11 36 4 40 5 22 3 16 2 16 2 43 3 20 0 10 2 15 4 62 2 14 2 15 0 19 0 36 0 68 0 39 0 4 0 6 0 10 0 6 0 0 0 OT GA 7 116 1 43

SH GW PCTG 1 4 .127 0 5 .117 0 4 .105 0 1 .211 0 2 .087 0 1 .062 0 3 .089 0 3 .081 1 2 .130 0 0 .100 0 3 .060 0 2 .074 0 0 .071 2 0 .188 0 2 .099 0 1 .038 0 1 .020 0 0 .032 0 1 .167 0 1 .053 0 1 .091 0 0 .074 0 0 .000 SA SV% G 1212 .904 0 614 .930 0

SOCCER

BASEBALL

Major League Soccer

Spring training standings

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

AL W L New York 15 7 Houston 14 10 Oakland 11 8 Cleveland 13 10 Minnesota 13 11 Kansas City 14 12 Los Angeles 12 11 Baltimore 12 12 Detroit 12 13 Toronto 11 12 Seattle 8 9 Texas 11 13 Tampa Bay 10 13 Boston 9 15 Chicago 7 16 NL W L San Diego 15 9 Miami 15 10 Washington 15 10 Chicago 15 11 Milwaukee 14 12 Los Angeles 12 11 Pittsburgh 12 12 Philadelphia 11 12 Atlanta 12 14 Colorado 11 13 Arizona 11 13 San Francisco 10 12 Cincinnati 8 12 Cardinals 9 14 New York 9 14 Wednesday Miami 6, Cardinals 0 Pittsburgh 6, Minnesota 5 Detroit 3, Philadelphia 1 Houston 2, NY Yankees 1 Atlanta 8, Toronto 7 Cincinnati 6, Texas 1 Arizona 11, Chicago White Sox 2 Milwaukee 10, San Diego 7 Boston 6, Baltimore 4 LA Angels vs. Cleveland (ss), late Kansas City vs. Colorado, late LA Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs, late Cleveland (ss) vs. San Francisco, late Thursday Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay (ss) at Port Charlotte, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Houston vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 12:05 p.m. NY Yankees vs. Cardinals (ss) at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Miami vs. NY Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 12:10 p.m. Kansas City vs. Cincinnati (ss) at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Texas (ss) at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. LA Dodgers vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Texas (ss) vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. LA Angels vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (ss) vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 5:05 p.m. Cardinals (ss) vs. Washington at West Palm Beach, Fla., 5:35 p.m. Cincinnati (ss) vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 8:40 p.m.

English Premier League Team GP W D L GF GA Liverpool 31 23 7 1 70 18 Man City 30 24 2 4 79 21 Tottenham 30 20 1 9 57 32 Arsenal 30 18 6 6 63 39 Man United 30 17 7 6 58 40 Chelsea 30 17 6 7 50 33 Wolverhampton 30 12 8 10 38 36 Watford 30 12 7 11 42 44 West Ham 31 12 6 13 41 46 Leicester 31 12 5 14 40 43 Everton 31 11 7 13 43 42 Bournemouth 31 11 5 15 43 56 Newcastle 31 9 8 14 31 40 Crystal Palace 30 9 6 15 36 41 Brighton 29 9 6 14 32 42 Southampton 30 7 9 14 34 50 Burnley 31 8 6 17 35 59 Cardiff 30 8 4 18 27 57 Fulham 31 4 5 22 29 70 Huddersfield 31 3 5 23 18 57 Saturday, March 30 Fulham vs. Man City, 7:30 a.m. Burnley vs. Wolverhampton, 10 a.m. Crystal Palace vs. Huddersfield, 10 a.m. Man United vs. Watford, 10 a.m. Brighton vs. Southampton, 10 a.m. Leicester vs. Bournemouth, 10 a.m. West Ham vs. Everton, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 31 Cardiff vs. Chelsea, 8:05 a.m. Liverpool vs. Tottenham, 10:30 a.m.

Pts 76 74 61 60 58 57 44 43 42 41 40 38 35 33 33 30 30 28 17 14

Pct. .682 .583 .579 .565 .542 .538 .522 .500 .480 .478 .471 .458 .435 .375 .304 Pct. .625 .600 .600 .577 .538 .522 .500 .478 .462 .458 .458 .455 .400 .391 .391


SPORTS

03.21.2019 • Thursday • M 2

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FOR THE RECORD AMERICA’S LINE

PAUL KOPSKY • sTLhighschoolsports.com

Civic Memorial third baseman Kate Griffith (right) shows the ball to the umpire after tagging out Roxana’s Madison Klaas during a softball game Wednesday at the Bethalto Sports Complex in Bethalto, Ill. Roxana beat Civic Memorial 15-12. Please see story on STLhighschoolsports.com.

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS GIRLS SOCCER In. Word 5, Edwardsville 3 I: Hanna Jones 2, Olivia Layton, Alli Frederking, Izzy Patterson E: Payton Federmann, Sydney Lane, Olivia Sotelo Orchard Farm 10, Elsberry 0 O: Emma Long 3, Grace Fortuna 3, Lily Dahl, Allie Disser, Kayla Hedges, Alayna Jakul; shutout by Jadyn Tricamo Notre Dame 4, St. Pius X 0 N: Lexi Lanzafame, Amanda Aug, Lexi Bush, Rachel Tabash; shutout by Samantha Foppe; shutout by Samantha Foppe. Gibault 2, Roxana 0 G: Halle Haudrich, Hannah Stearns; shutout by Maddie Davis Fox 8, Festus 1 Fo: Lily Cook 2, Lena Higgins 2, Abby Stirnemann 2, Sydeny Adamec, Taylor Stirnemann DuBourg 1, Trinity 0 D: Audrey Byers; shutout by Bella Adams Other scores North County 4, De Soto 0

SOFTBALL Staunton 610 100 0 8 12 0 Dupo 111 003 1 7 9 2 L-Holly Wilson. Roxana 010 053 6 15 19 0 Civic Mem. 133 005 0 12 16 0 L-Kaitlynn Wrenn. HR-C Gracie Braun -Jenna Christeson -Ally Hardy Waterloo 000 00 0 3 3 O’Fallon 253 00 10 12 0 W-Hayleigh Juenger. L-Alexis Howard. Bunker Hill 000 00 0 3 1 Alton 120 80 11 11 0 W-Emma Kiger. L-Taylor Girth. HR-A Abby Scyoc Brussels 001 0 1 3 0 A.Marquette 189 9 27 10 1 W-Taylor Whitehead. Highland 000 100 00 1 7 0 Bellvl. East 000 000 11 2 4 2 W-Stephanie Bigham. L-Sam Miener. Columbia 334 23 15 15 0 Wood River 030 00 3 4 0 L-Taylor Murray. Okawville 100 000 0 1 5 0 Valmeyer 503 110 0 10 15 3 W-Lilly Schlemmer. L-Lauren Heckert.

PHCentral (14)30 Kingston 000 W-Allie Kelly. New Athens 306 100 0 Carlyle 337 000 0 L-Emma Hager. HR-N Lindsey Poirot 2

17 10 0 0 0 0 10 14 0 13 9 0

BOYS VOLLEYBALL Westminster def. O’F Christian 25-13, 25-13

BASEBALL Bryant (Ark.)510 26 14 13 Luth. South 200 02 4 6 L-Nathan Roth. Valley Park 104 101 0 7 9 Lindbergh 002 002 4 8 10 W-Josh Weaver. L-Drew Hansel. Oakville 230 23 10 10 Pattonville 000 00 0 3 W-Carson Schaper. Mehlville 000 420 0 6 8 Vianney 000 000 2 2 6 W-Christian Harvey. L-Nathan Beaton. Stgart (Ark). 000 00 0 2 Luth. South 303 06 12 5 W-Jacob Hager. Haz. West 200 000 0 2 3 Webster 010 401 0 6 8 W-Jack Arbuckle. L-Patrick Donohue. 24th Troy Baseball Classic - 15th place FZ North 000 000 0 0 1 FH North 012 104 0 8 7 L-Cole Sneed. FZ West 001 000 (10) 11 13 Timberland 000 000 4 4 3 W-Kenny Bond. HR-F Drew Mize Wood River 101 310 1 7 10 Roxana 272 011 0 13 12 W-Christian Floyd. L-Jake Wells. Mascoutah 000 101 2 4 7 Bellvl. East 000 010 0 1 6 W-Jack Owens. L-Evan Gray. Triad 002 012 00 5 9 Collinsville 100 000 41 6 11 W-Kyle Moore. L-Nolan McGowen. New Athens 000 400 0 4 7 Carlyle 420 012 0 9 10 W-Brady Heinzmann. HR-C Josh Guthrie Okawville 000 000 0 0 3 Valmeyer 000 022 0 4 8 W-Philip Reinhardt

0 2 3 1 0 0 0 4

Marissa 241 011 1 10 Chester 311 041 1 11 L-Kade Portz. Fth.McGivny 000 002 0 2 A. Marquette600 030 0 9 W-Nolan Rea. L-Nate Dammerich. STL Patr. 001 441 1 11 Winfield 000 020 0 2 W-Evan Clawson. HR-S David Olejnik Bellvl. West 001 011 03 6 De Smet 000 300 00 3 W-Caleb Harsin. Staunton 205 110 0 9 Dupo 000 000 0 0 L-Devin Similey.

10 0 8 0 1 3 13 0 12 0 3 0 13 0 4 0 9 0 5 0

BOYS GOLF Fort Zumwalt West 164, Fort Zumwalt South 182 FZW: Braden Hoisington, 36 FZW: Nick Hoven, 40

0 0

Lutheran St. Charles 178, O’Fallon Christian 233 LSC: Josh Thomason, 39 OFC: Carlos Sardina, 51

3 2

St. Dominic 178, Duchesne 199 SD: Joey Fuchs, 42; Kyle Kelley, 43

5 0

Warrenton 162, Fort Zumwalt East 212 Warrenton: Kole Hammerberg, 39; Travis Toebben, 41; Brenden Day, 41; Gavin Prior, 41; Shane Brosenne, 48

2 0

2 1

Union 193, Hermann 223 Union: 2. Jacob Towell, 44; 3. Garrett Klenke, 45; 4. Hunter Grafrath, 47; 5. Trevor Baker, 57; 6. Devin Gaither, 58 Hermann: 1. Thomas Henson, 36; 7. Brendon Leibach, 59; 8. Allyson Hollrah, 63; 9. Woody Heldt, 65;

0 0

Other score Pacific 197, St. Clair 204

0 2

0 0 0 0

GIRLS LACROSSE Westminster 18, Oakville 5 W: Josie Christen 5, Bridget Sullivan 3, Katie Hobaugh 2, Izzy Cancila 2, Kharis Perona 2, KK Pruett 2, Veronica Ortiz, Rachel Rothrock

THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE BASEBALL TROY BASEBALL CLASSIC Championship CBC (4-0) at Troy (4-0), 4 p.m. Third place Westminster (3-1) at Seckman (2-2), 4 p.m. Other games Summit (2-2) at Liberty (3-1), 4 p.m. Hannibal (2-2) at Francis Howell (2-2), 4 p.m. ST. CHARLES WEST TOURNAMENT Championship St. Dominic (4-0) at St. Charles West (3-0), 4:15 p.m. Third place Windsor (2-1) at Fort Zumwalt East (2-1), 4:15 p.m. Fifth place Duchesne (1-2) vs. Northwest-CH (1-2) at St. Dominic, 4:15 p.m. Seventh place Ritenour (0-3) vs. Warrenton (0-3) at Blanchette Pk, 4:15 p.m. 49th LINDBERGH-MEHLVILLE TOURNAMENT Championship Webster Groves (3-1) vs. Mehlville (3-1) at Vianney, 2 p.m. Third place Hazelwood West (2-2) at Vianney (3-1), 11:30 a.m. Fifth place Oakville (2-2) at Lindbergh (3-1), noon Seventh place Pattonville (0-4) at Valley Park (0-4), noon OTHER GAMES Marquette vs. Kickapoo at Willard, 2:30 p.m. Stepinac (N.Y.) vs. Lutheran South (1-0) at Florida, 4 p.m. Saxony Lutheran at Jefferson (2-2), 4 p.m. Francis Howell (2-2) at Hannibal (2-2), 4 p.m. Valle Catholic (2-1-1) at Crystal City (1-2), 4 p.m. New Athens (0-3) at Waterloo, 4:15 p.m. ME Lutheran (1-2) at Civic Memorial (2-2), 4:15 p.m. Brentwood (1-2) vs. DuBourg (0-3) at Affton AA, 4:15 p.m. Highland (1-0) at O'Fallon (3-2), 4:15 p.m. Cahokia at Collinsville (2-1), 4:30 p.m. Centralia (Ill.) (0-2) at Salem (0-3), 4:30 p.m. Grandview (0-1) at New Haven (0-1), 4:30 p.m. Woodlawn at Carlyle (1-3), 4:30 p.m. Valmeyer (4-2) at Freeburg (1-2), 4:30 p.m. Althoff (2-0) at Columbia (3-1), 4:30 p.m. Marissa (1-1) at Dupo (1-3), 4:30 p.m. St. Louis Patriots (4-3-1) at Gibault (4-0), 4:30 p.m. Alton (1-3) at Piasa Southwestern (0-4), 4:30 p.m. Nashville at Carbondale (1-0), 4:30 p.m. Nokomis at Carlinville (0-1), 4:30 p.m. Alton Marquette (2-3) at Gillespie (1-1), 4:30 p.m. Red Bud (3-2) at Steeleville (0-1), 4:30 p.m. Festus (0-4) at Potosi (0-2), 4:30 p.m. Mater Dei (2-2) at Wesclin (2-2), 4:30 p.m. Arcadia Valley (1-1) at Park Hills Central (0-3), 4:30 p.m. Staunton (1-0) at Lebanon (0-2), 4:30 p.m. Clayton at Marshall Co., Ky., 5 p.m.

GIRLS SOCCER FOX TOURNAMENT Championship Notre Dame (2-0) at Fox (3-0), 7:15 p.m. Third place Windsor (1-1) vs. Rosati-Kain (1-1), 5:45 p.m. Fifth place St. Pius X (0-2) vs. Festus (0-3), 4 p.m. LUTHERAN ST. CHARLES ROUND ROBIN Hazelwood Central (1-1) vs. Sullivan (3-2), 4:30 p.m. Lutheran North (0-2) at Luth. St. Charles (2-0), 6:15 p.m. ZUMWALT CLASSIC Championship FH Central (2-0) vs. Westminster (2-0) at FZ South, 6 p.m. Third place Troy (1-2) vs. Fort Zumwalt South (1-1), at FZ North, 6 p.m. Fifth place FZ North (2-1) vs. St. Charles West (2-1) at FZ South, 4 p.m. Seventh place FZ East (0-2) vs. FZ West (0-2) at FZ North, 4 p.m. CARLINVILLE SPRING CUP First round Staunton (1-1) vs. Civic Memorial (4-2) at Blackburn, 5 p.m. Auburn at Carlinville, 5 p.m.

OTHER GAMES Pattonville at Liberty (1-1), 4 p.m. Breese Central (2-0) at Salem (0-1), 4:15 p.m. Waterloo (3-1-1) at Highland (1-4), 4:15 p.m. Hillsboro, Ill. at Wood River (0-2), 4:30 p.m. Mater Dei (2-3) at Alton Marquette (0-4-1), 4:30 p.m. Wesclin (5-0) at ME Lutheran (0-3), 4:30 p.m. Gateway Science at Christian Academy, 4:30 p.m. Cardinal Ritter at O'Fallon Christian (0-1), 4:30 p.m. Crosspoint Christian vs. St. Louis Patriots (1-1), 4:30 p.m. Union (2-0) at Owensville (0-2), 5 p.m. Canton at Winfield (0-1), 5 p.m. Northwest-CH (2-0-2) at St. Clair (1-1), 5 p.m. Wright City at Fulton (0-3), 5 p.m. Triad (4-2) at Mascoutah (2-2-1), 5:30 p.m. Gibault (3-2) at Columbia (5-0), 6 p.m. St. Charles (1-2) at Holt (1-1), 6 p.m. Alton (4-1) at Belleville West (1-4-1), 6:30 p.m. Edwardsville (2-4) at O'Fallon (4-0), 6:30 p.m. Belleville East (3-2) at Collinsville (2-1), 6:30 p.m. Hillsboro (1-1) at North County (1-0), 6:30 p.m. Fredericktown at De Soto (0-1), 6:30 p.m. McCluer North at Trinity (1-0), 6:45 p.m. St. Dominic (1-0) at Duchesne, 6:45 p.m.

SOFTBALL Crystal City (0-1) at Valle Catholic, 4 p.m. Granite City (0-1) at Highland (0-2), 4:15 p.m. Alton (2-1) at Roxana (4-1), 4:30 p.m. Marissa (4-1) at Dupo (4-2), 4:30 p.m. West County (0-1) at Grandview (1-1), 4:30 p.m. Alton Marquette (1-0) at Gillespie (0-2), 4:30 p.m. Nokomis at Carlinville (0-1), 4:30 p.m. Steeleville (0-2) at Red Bud (3-3), 4:30 p.m. Collinsville (1-3) at Jerseyville (1-0), 4:30 p.m. Civic Memorial (1-2) at Piasa Southwestern (3-1), 4:30 p.m. Freeburg (2-1) at Okawville (0-3), 4:30 p.m. Althoff (0-2) at Wesclin (0-2), 4:30 p.m. Columbia (2-1) at Mascoutah (1-3), 4:30 p.m. Staunton (3-0) at Lebanon (1-1), 4:30 p.m.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL Fort Zumwalt West at Fort Zumwalt South (1-0), 4 p.m. Althoff (0-1) at Edwardsville, 4:30 p.m. FH Central (1-0) at Fort Zumwalt East (0-1), 5 p.m. FH North (1-0) at St. Dominic (1-0), 5 p.m. ME Lutheran at Alton, 5:45 p.m. DuBourg (1-1) at Borgia (0-3), 6 p.m. St. Mary's (1-0) at Duchesne (0-1), 6 p.m.

BOYS LACROSSE Eureka (3-1) at Christian Academy-Louisville, 5 p.m. Fort Zumwalt West at Westminster (1-0), 5 p.m.

GIRLS LACROSSE Westminster (2-0) at O'Fallon (1-0), 5:15 p.m.

BOYS TENNIS Timberland at Francis Howell North, 3 p.m. Belleville West at Westminster, 3 p.m. Fort Zumwalt South at Troy Buchanan, 3:30 p.m. Fort Zumwalt East at Francis Howell Central, 3:30 p.m. Windsor (Imperial) at Farmington, 4 p.m. Hillsboro, Illinois at Highland, 4:15 p.m.

BOYS GOLF Herculaneum vs. St. Vincent at Perryville, 3:30 p.m. Holt at Francis Howell Central, 3:30 p.m. Winfield at Elsberry, 4 p.m.

TRACK AND FIELD St. Dominic Welcome Meet, 3:30 p.m. Teams: St. Dominic, Winfield Bowling Green Invitational, 3:30 p.m. Teams: Bowling Green, O'Fallon Christian Civic Memorial Invitational, 4 p.m. Teams: Carrollton, Civic Memorial, North Mac, Piasa Southwestern, Waverly

sT. LOuIs POsT-dIsPaTCh • B9

BASEBALL Favorite Odds Underdog American League t-A’s -$125 Mariners t- Tokyo, Japan. NBA Favorite Points Underdog HORNETS 4 T’Wolves Nuggets 6.5 WIZARDS Jazz 7 HAWKS KINGS 8.5 Mavericks Pistons 7 SUNS WARRIORS 11 Pacers COLLEGE BASKETBALL Favorite Points Underdog NCAA Tournament | Hartford, CT Florida St 9 Vermont Marquette 3.5 Murray St Villanova 4.5 St. Mary’s-CA Purdue 13 Old Dominion NCAA Tournament | Jacksonville, FL Lsu 7.5 Yale Maryland 3.5 Belmont Kentucky 22 Abilene Chr’n Wofford 2.5 Seton Hall NCAA Tournament | Des Moines, IA Louisville 5 Minnesota Michigan St 18.5 Bradley Nevada 2 Florida Michigan 15.5 Montana NCAA Tournament | Salt Lake City, UT Auburn 5.5 New Mexico St Kansas 7 Northeastern Gonzaga 27 F. Dickinson Syracuse 2 Baylor > Friday NCAA Tournament | Columbia, SC Mississippi 1.5 Oklahoma Virginia 22.5 Gardner Webb Duke NL N Dakota St C Florida 1 Virginia Comm NCAA Tournament | Columbus, OH Cincinnati 3.5 Iowa Tennessee 17.5 Colgate 3 Washington Utah St N Carolina 23.5 Iona NCAA Tournament | Tulsa, OK Texas Tech 13.5 No Kentucky Buffalo NL Arizona St Houston 12 Georgia St Iowa St 6 Ohio St NCAA Tournament | San Jose, CA Kansas St 5 Cal-Irvine Wisconsin 2 Oregon Mississippi St 7 Liberty Virginia Tech 10.5 Saint Louis Odds to win the NCAA Tournament Team ........................................ Odds Duke.................................................... 5/2 Gonzaga ...............................................5/1 North Carolina.................................... 6/1 Virginia................................................ 8/1 Kentucky ............................................10/1 Michigan State...................................12/1 Tennessee ..........................................15/1 Michigan ............................................18/1 Texas Tech......................................... 20/1 Florida State..................................... 30/1 Houston ............................................ 30/1 Purdue .............................................. 30/1 Auburn...............................................35/1 Iowa State.........................................40/1 Virginia Tech.....................................40/1 Villanova ........................................... 50/1 Kansas............................................... 50/1 LSU.................................................... 50/1 Kansas State.....................................60/1 Marquette.........................................60/1 Cincinnati..........................................80/1 Louisville...........................................80/1 Buffalo ..............................................80/1 Nevada..............................................80/1 Wisconsin..........................................80/1 Syracuse.......................................... 100/1 Wofford............................................150/1 Oregon .............................................150/1 Florida..............................................150/1 Mississippi State..............................150/1 Maryland..........................................150/1 Iowa.................................................200/1 Murray State...................................200/1 C Florida.......................................... 250/1 New Mexico State........................... 250/1 Seton Hall ....................................... 250/1 Minnesota....................................... 250/1 Mississippi....................................... 250/1 Oklahoma .......................................300/1 Virginia Commonwealth ................300/1 Ohio State ...................................... 400/1 Utah State.......................................500/1 Washington.....................................500/1 Arizona State..................................500/1 Baylor..............................................500/1 St. Mary’s-CA ..................................500/1 Belmont ..........................................500/1 Georgia State..................................500/1 Northern Kentucky.........................500/1 Old Dominion..................................500/1 St. John’s.........................................500/1 Saint Louis ......................................500/1 Montana........................................1000/1 Liberty...........................................1000/1 Northeastern................................1000/1 Cal-Irivne ......................................1000/1 Yale................................................1000/1 Iona ...............................................1000/1 Vermont........................................1000/1 Colgate......................................... 2000/1 Bradley......................................... 2000/1 North Dakota State ..................... 2000/1 Abilene Christian......................... 2000/1 Fairleigh Dickinson...................... 2000/1 Gardner Webb ............................. 2000/1 North Carolina Central................ 2000/1 College Insider Tournament CHARLESTON SO 4.5 Fla Atlantic HAMPTON 9 St. Francis-NY UL-MONROE 3.5 Kent St CS-FULLERTON 6.5 CS-Bakersfield NHL Favorite Odds Underdog PANTHERS -$130/+$110 Coyotes Lightning -$120/even HURRICANES Bruins -$260/+$220 DEVILS CANADIENS -$125/+$105 Islanders PREDATORS -$150/+$130 Penguins BLUES -$320/+$260 Red Wings STARS -$140/+$120 Avalanche BLACKHAWKS-$125/+$105 Flyers FLAMES -$400/+$320 Senators Blue Jackets -$135/+$115 OILERS VEGAS -$170/+$150 Jets Sharks -$220/+$180 KINGS Grand Salami: Over/under 72.5 goals. AAF Favorite Open/Current Underdog Saturday Orlando 8.5/8.5 ATLANTA SAN ANTONIO 5/5 Salt Lake Sunday ARIZONA 3.5/3.5 San Diego Birmingham 3/3 MEMPHIS Home team in CAPS © 2019 Benjamin Eckstein

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL National League CARDINALS — Optioned LHP Austin Gomber and RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon to the Memphis (PCL). ARIZONA — Optioned OF Tim Locastro to Reno (PCL). LA DODGERS — Optioned RHP Jaime Schulta to Oklahoma City (PCL). MIAMI — Optioned LHP Jarlin Garcia to New Orleans (PCL). MILWAUKEE — Released RHP Josh Tomlin. Signed RHP Josh Fields to a minor-league contract. PITTSBURGH — Optioned RHP Jake Barrett to Indianapolis (IL). Reassigned INF Alfredo Reyes to minor league camp. American League DETROIT — Optioned LHP Ryan Carpenter to Toledo (IL). HOUSTON — Agreed to terms with RHP Ryan Pressly on a three-year contract. MINNESOTA — Released 1B Lucas Duda. Reassigned RHPs Ryan Eades and Jake Reed, LHP Justin Nicolino and C Wynston Sawyer to minor league camp. TAMPA BAY — Agreed to terms with INF/OF Brandon Lowe on a six-year contract. TORONTO — Optioned OF Anthony Alford and C Reese McGuire to Buffalo (IL). BASKETBALL | NBA DETROIT — Assigned Gs Khyri Thomas and Svi Mykhailiuk to Grand Rapids (NBAGL). FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO — Re-signed P Pat O’Donnell to a two-year contract and QB Tyler Bray to a one-year contract. HOUSTON — Signed QB A.J. McCarron. INDIANAPOLIS — Re-signed S Clayton Geathers. MINNESOTA — Signed OL Josh Kline. OAKLAND — Re-signed LS Trent Sieg. Alliance of American Football SAN DIEGO FLEET — Waived OL Brandon Hodges. Re-signed WR Shay Fields. HOCKEY | NHL DETROIT — Signed G Jimmy Howard to a one-year contract extension. Recalled D Libor Sulak from Grand Rapids (AHL) under emergency conditions. OLYMPIC SPORTS USADA — Announced cycylist Joseph Baratto accepted a one-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation. SOCCER | MLS TORONTO — Loaned F Jon Bakero to Phoenix (USL Championship). COLLEGE ALABAMA — Approved contracts for offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian and defensive coordinator Pete Golding. MORGAN STATE — Fired men’s basketballl coach Todd Bozeman. SYRACUSE — Suspended senior G Frank Howard for an indefinite period of time for violating school policy.

COLLEGES MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

CHICAGO REGIONAL

National Invitation Tourn.

First Round Friday | College Station, Texas Marquette (26-7) vs. Rice (28-3), 1 p.m. Texas A&M (24-7) vs. Wright State (27-6) Saturday | At Notre Dame, Ind. Notre Dame (30-3) vs. BethuneCookman (21-10), 10 a.m. Central Michigan (25-7) vs. Michigan State (20-11) Saturday | At Ames, Iowa DePaul (26-7) vs. Missouri State (22-9), 2:30 p.m. Iowa State (25-8) vs. New Mexico State (25-6) Saturday | At Stanford, Calif. BYU (25-6) vs. Auburn (22-9), 2:30 p.m. Stanford (28-4) vs. UC Davis (24-6)

First Round | Tuesday UNC-Greensboro 84, Campbell 69 Lipscomb 89, Davidson 81 NC State 84, Hofstra 78 Indiana 89, St. Francis (Pa.) 72 Clemson 75, Wright State 69 Memphis 74, San Diego 60 Arkansas 84, Providence 72 Texas 79, S. Dakota State 73 Creighton 70, Loyola Chicago 61 Colorado 78, Dayton 73 Wednesday Wichita State 76, Furman 70 Harvard 71, Georgetown 68 Norfolk State 80, Alabama 79, OT Xavier 78, Toledo 64 TCU 82, Sam Houston State 69 Nebraska 80, Butler 76

ALBANY REGIONAL First Round Friday | At Louisville, Ky. Louisville (29-3) vs. Robert Morris (22-10), 11 a.m. Michigan (21-11) vs. Kansas State (21-11) Friday | At Storrs, Conn. Rutgers (22-9) vs. Buffalo (23-9), 3:30 p.m. UConn (31-2) vs. Towson (20-12) Saturday | At Corvallis, Ore. Gonzaga (28-4) vs. Little Rock (21-10), 2:30 p.m. Oregon State (24-7) vs. Boise State (28-4) Saturday | At College Park, Md. Maryland (28-4) vs. Radford (26-6), 10 a.m. UCLA (20-12) vs. Tennessee (19-12)

Second Round | Saturday-Sunday

College Basketball Invit. First Round | Tuesday Utah Valley 92, CS N’ridge 84 Wednesday West Virginia 77, Grand Canyon 63 Coast. Carolina 81, Howard 72 South Florida 82, Stony Brook 79, OT Longwood 90, Southern Mississippi 68 DePaul 100, Central Michigan 86 Brown 83, UAB 78 Loyola Mary. 56, Cal Baptist 55

Second Round • Sunday-Monday Regional semifinals • March 29-30 Regional championships • March 31-April 1

CollegeInsider.com Tourn. First Round | Monday NJIT 92, Quinnipiac 81 Tuesday Robert Morris 98, Cornell 89, OT Marshall 78, IUPUI 73 Wednesday Green Bay 102 at ETSU 94 Texas Southern 95, New Orleans 89 Texas RGV 74, Grambling 73 Presbyterian 73, Seattle 68 Thursday St. Francis (NY) (17-15) at Hampton (16-17), 6 p.m. FAU (17-15) at Charleston S. (17-15), 6 p.m. Kent St. (22-10) at La.-Monroe (18-15), 7 p.m. CSU Bakersfield (16-15) at Cal State Fullerton (16-17), 9 p.m. Friday Drake (24-9) at So. Utah (16-16), 7:30 p.m. Saturday FIU (19-13) at Texas State (24-10), 6 p.m. NOTE: Top 4 seeds get a bye after first round WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

NCAA Tournament Note: Second games at each site to begin 30 minutes after finish of first game

GREENSBORO REGIONAL First Round Friday | At Charlotte, N.C. South Carolina (21-9) vs. Belmont (26-6), 12:45 p.m. Florida State (23-8) vs. Bucknell (28-5) Friday | At Iowa City Iowa (26-6) vs. Mercer (25-7), 1 p.m. Missouri (23-10) vs. Drake (27-6) Saturday | At Waco, Texas California (19-12) vs. North Carolina (18-14), 2:30 p.m. Baylor (31-1) vs. Abilene Christian (23-9) Saturday | At Raleigh, N.C. Kentucky (24-7) vs. Princeton (22-9), 10 a.m. NC State (26-5) vs. Maine (25-7)

Final Four • Tampa Bay, April 5 National championship • Tampa Bay, April 7

National Invitation Tourn. First round | Wednesday Morehead State 71, Ohio State 61 Pepperdine 91, Calif. Baptist 79 Pacific 77, Fresno State 72 Thursday Charlotte (18-12) at VCU (23-9), 5 p.m. Houston (15-15) at Arkansas (20-14), 6 p.m. UAB (25-6) at Troy (22-8), 6 p.m. Kent State (19-12) at Green Bay (22-9), 6 p.m. Northeastern (20-11) at Butler (21-9), 6 p.m. Youngstown St. (22-9) at Cincinnati (21-10), 6 Rider (19-12) at West Virginia (20-10), 6 p.m. Seton Hall (15-15) at Toledo (20-11), 6 p.m. W. Kentucky (18-14) at Miami (Ohio) (23-8), 6 High Point (22-8) at Ohio (27-5), 6 p.m. Stetson (16-15) at South Florida (18-15), 6 Furman (19-13) at Virginia Tech (20-11), 6 Hartford (23-9) at Providence (17-15), 6 p.m. IUPUI (20-11) at M. Tennessee (22-10), 6:30 Prairie View A&M (17-13) at TCU (20-10), 6:30 Dayton (17-13) at Northwestern (16-14), 7 S.F. Austin (25-6) at Texas-Arlington (23-7), 7 No. Colorado (21-10) at Wyoming (22-8), 7:30 Denver (17-13) at New Mexico (24-6), 8 p.m. Idaho State (20-10) at Arizona (18-13), 8:30 Idaho (20-11) at Loyola Marymount (18-14), 9 Friday Old Dominion (21-10) at Villanova (18-12), 6 NC A&T (20-11) at Ja. Madison (25-5), 6 p.m. Drexel (24-8) at Harvard (16-12), 6 p.m. Sacred Heart (19-12) at Georgetown (16-15), 6 American (22-10) at Penn (23-6), 6 p.m. N. Iowa (20-12) at Minn. (20-10), 6:30 p.m. S. Alabama (24-10) at Lamar (24-6), 7 p.m. Hawaii (25-16) at Saint Mary’s (20-11), 9 p.m. Second Round • March 23-26 Third Round • March 27-29 Quarterfinals • March 30-31 Semifinals • April 3-4 Championship • 2 p.m., April 6

PORTLAND REGIONAL First Round Friday | At Starkville, Miss. South Dakota (28-5) vs. Clemson (19-12), 6 p.m. Mississippi State (30-2) vs. Southern U. (20-12) Friday | At Coral Gables, Fla. Arizona State (20-10) vs. UCF (26-6), 6 p.m. Miami (24-8) vs. Florida Gulf Coast (28-4) Friday | At Eugene, Ore. Texas (23-9) vs. Indiana (20-12), 6 p.m. Oregon (29-4) vs. Portland State (25-7) Saturday | At Syracuse, N.Y. South Dakota State (26-6) vs. Quinnipiac (26-6), 10 a.m. Syracuse (24-8) vs. Fordham (24-8)

Area scores Women’s tennis Missouri Valley College 7, Truman State 0 Men’s tennis Missouri Valley College 7, Truman State 0 Softball Bradley 8, Missouri 1 Baseball William Jewell 8, Truman State 7 William Jewell 9, Truman State 8, 12 inn. SLU 8, Illinois 3 McKendree 15, UMSL 4 McKendree 13, UMSL 7 Missouri 13, Murray State 1

BLUES STATISTICS Player Ryan O’Reilly Vladimir Tarasenko Brayden Schenn David Perron Alex Pietrangelo Jaden Schwartz Tyler Bozak Vince Dunn Oskar Sundqvist Robert Thomas Colton Parayko Patrick Maroon Alexander Steen Ivan Barbashev Zach Sanford Jay Bouwmeester Joel Edmundson Robert Bortuzzo Carl Gunnarsson Robby Fabbri Mackenzie MacEachern Sammy Blais Michael Del Zotto Goalie GP Jake Allen 44 Jordan Binnington 25

GP G A 73 26 43 67 28 30 63 14 32 48 20 20 62 13 22 60 10 24 64 11 22 69 11 20 65 13 15 61 7 21 73 10 15 65 8 15 56 7 13 71 9 10 52 7 9 69 3 12 62 2 9 50 2 7 18 3 4 30 2 3 29 3 2 32 2 2 5 0 2 MINS AVG 2439 2.85 1448 1.78

PTS 69 58 46 40 35 34 33 31 28 28 25 23 20 19 16 15 11 9 7 5 5 4 2 W 18 18

+/22 5 3 6 2 -3 -5 9 2 -4 16 -5 -6 -11 3 -5 5 4 11 -6 0 -1 -2 L 17 4

PIM PP 12 5 22 11 36 4 40 5 22 3 16 2 16 2 43 3 20 0 10 2 15 4 62 2 14 2 15 0 19 0 36 0 68 0 39 0 4 0 6 0 10 0 6 0 0 0 OT GA 7 116 1 43

SH GW PCTG 1 4 .127 0 5 .117 0 4 .105 0 1 .211 0 2 .087 0 1 .062 0 3 .089 0 3 .081 1 2 .130 0 0 .100 0 3 .060 0 2 .074 0 0 .071 2 0 .188 0 2 .099 0 1 .038 0 1 .020 0 0 .032 0 1 .167 0 1 .053 0 1 .091 0 0 .074 0 0 .000 SA SV% G 1212 .904 0 614 .930 0

SOCCER

BASEBALL

Major League Soccer

Spring training standings

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

AL W L New York 15 7 Cleveland 14 10 Houston 14 10 Oakland 11 8 Minnesota 13 11 Kansas City 14 12 Los Angeles 12 12 Baltimore 12 12 Detroit 12 13 Toronto 11 12 Seattle 8 9 Texas 11 13 Tampa Bay 10 13 Boston 9 15 Chicago 7 16 NL W L San Diego 15 9 Miami 15 10 Washington 15 10 Chicago 15 11 Milwaukee 14 12 Los Angeles 12 11 Pittsburgh 12 12 Philadelphia 11 12 Atlanta 12 14 Arizona 11 13 Colorado 11 13 San Francisco 10 12 Cincinnati 8 12 Cardinals 9 14 New York 9 14 Wednesday Miami 6, Cardinals 0 Pittsburgh 6, Minnesota 5 Detroit 3, Philadelphia 1 Houston 2, NY Yankees 1 Atlanta 8, Toronto 7 Cincinnati 6, Texas 1 Arizona 11, Chicago White Sox 2 Milwaukee 10, San Diego 7 Boston 6, Baltimore 4 Cleveland (ss) 4, LA Angels 2 Kansas City vs. Colorado, late LA Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs, late Cleveland (ss) vs. San Francisco, late Thursday Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay (ss) at Port Charlotte, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Houston vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 12:05 p.m. NY Yankees vs. Cardinals (ss) at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Miami vs. NY Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 12:10 p.m. Kansas City vs. Cincinnati (ss) at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Texas (ss) at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. LA Dodgers vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Texas (ss) vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. LA Angels vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (ss) vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 5:05 p.m. Cardinals (ss) vs. Washington at West Palm Beach, Fla., 5:35 p.m. Cincinnati (ss) vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 8:40 p.m.

English Premier League Team GP W D L GF GA Liverpool 31 23 7 1 70 18 Man City 30 24 2 4 79 21 Tottenham 30 20 1 9 57 32 Arsenal 30 18 6 6 63 39 Man United 30 17 7 6 58 40 Chelsea 30 17 6 7 50 33 Wolverhampton 30 12 8 10 38 36 Watford 30 12 7 11 42 44 West Ham 31 12 6 13 41 46 Leicester 31 12 5 14 40 43 Everton 31 11 7 13 43 42 Bournemouth 31 11 5 15 43 56 Newcastle 31 9 8 14 31 40 Crystal Palace 30 9 6 15 36 41 Brighton 29 9 6 14 32 42 Southampton 30 7 9 14 34 50 Burnley 31 8 6 17 35 59 Cardiff 30 8 4 18 27 57 Fulham 31 4 5 22 29 70 Huddersfield 31 3 5 23 18 57 Saturday, March 30 Fulham vs. Man City, 7:30 a.m. Burnley vs. Wolverhampton, 10 a.m. Crystal Palace vs. Huddersfield, 10 a.m. Man United vs. Watford, 10 a.m. Brighton vs. Southampton, 10 a.m. Leicester vs. Bournemouth, 10 a.m. West Ham vs. Everton, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 31 Cardiff vs. Chelsea, 8:05 a.m. Liverpool vs. Tottenham, 10:30 a.m.

Pts 76 74 61 60 58 57 44 43 42 41 40 38 35 33 33 30 30 28 17 14

Pct. .682 .583 .583 .579 .542 .538 .500 .500 .480 .478 .471 .458 .435 .375 .304 Pct. .625 .600 .600 .577 .538 .522 .500 .478 .462 .458 .458 .455 .400 .391 .391


SPORTS

B10 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

M 1 • THUrSDAy • 03.21.2019

DJ rounding into top form

Dustin Johnson lines up a putt on the second hole during the final round of The Players Championship on Sunday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Johnson finished tied for fifth place.

Johnson is nearly back to where he was at his peak win-Williams, which owns Valspar, says it has extended its title sponsorship for the Valspar Championship through 2025. When the calendar changes in a few years and there is one less week available before the Masters, Valspar could be a tournament that moves to April.

the winning score has been no better than 10-under 274 in five of the last six years. It’s why Jon Rahm is at Innisbrook for the first time. “Every part of your game is going to be tested, and every part of the game needs to be ‘on’ to be able to win,” Rahm said. Having Johnson, the No. 1 player in the field, is a boost for the tournament, which last year sold out when Tiger Woods played for the first time and finished one shot behind Paul Casey. With the compact schedule and The Players Championship moving from May to last week, Woods decided to sit out the week before Match Play. Rahm, like Johnson, is rounding into form. The 54-hole leader at The Players Championship, Rahm was still tied for the lead on the back nine until Rory McIlroy birdied two of the last tree and Rahm didn’t keep up. Most of the attention was on Rahm’s debate with caddie Adam Hayes on the par-5 11th, when the caddie wanted him to lay up and Rahm wanted to go for the green with a hard draw out of the bunker. Rahm won the argument and hit into the water. “Adam was just doing his job and voicing his opinion, and then, as usual, the player has the last say,” Rahm said. “It’s as simple as that. We always worked very openly like that. We always say what’s in our mind whether we like it or not, and that’s why it works so well. ... Because of that we hardly ever have any complaints about each other.” Rahm said it was their first disagreement in three years together, and he made it clear that “it will never be Adam’s fault” because Rahm is the one hitting the shot. Cleveland-based Sher-

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A strengthening storm will begin to spread rain across much of the Northeast today. When combined with colder air, a change to snow is in store for parts of the central and northern Appalachians. A moderate storm will spread rain and mountain snow from southern Oregon to much of New Mexico and western Texas. Most areas in between will be dry.

TODAY

TONIGHT

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

Clouds and sun

Clear

Partly sunny

WIND WNW 7-14 mph

Showers and thunderstorms WIND SSE 7-14 mph

Cloudy and cooler

WIND NNW 8-16 mph

Plenty of sunshine WIND NW 6-12 mph

54°

37°

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

WIND SE 7-14 mph

80

Peoria 51/32

Macomb 50/31 Bloomington 47/31

Kirksville 53/30

55

Urbana 46/33

Quincy 52/33

Decatur 47/32

Springfield 57 50/33 Effingham 70 55 49/34

35

Columbia 52/35 St. Louis Mount Jefferson Vernon 54/37 City 51/33 53/34 Union 55 55/36 57 44 Rolla Carbondale 52/34 52/35 Farmington 54/35 Cape Girardeau 54/35 Springfield 54/31 Poplar Bluff West Plains 57/36 55 56/33 70

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

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

29.27 -0.19 24.71 -0.40 24.92 -0.17 21.58 -0.53 27.40 -0.27

16 22.50 +0.84 15 20.26 +1.08 25 30.32 +1.07 26 29.89 +1.21 18 23.02 +0.74 419 421.55 +0.54 21 25.44 +0.49 30 31.69 +0.35 27 33.77 +0.61 32 37.62 +0.27 20 18 14

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

Location

20.66 -0.33 18.90 -0.15 19.75 +0.15

15 16 24

4.62 -0.33 11.37 +0.08 29.03 +0.32

15

3.50 -0.44

40

53.08 355.60 360.98 497.18 654.95 714.92 661.10 915.94 845.00 599.54 410.20 608.36 448.60

-0.13 -0.73 -0.40 -1.93 -0.25 -0.01 -0.50 -0.01 -0.50 -0.11 -0.09 -0.38 +0.21

TEMPERATURE TRENDS Daily Temperature

Forecast Temperature

Average High

Average Low

San Francisco 61/48

Statistics through 5 p.m. Wednesday Temperature High/low 56°/46° Normal high/low 58°/38° Last year high/low 45°/34° Record high 86° (2017) Record low 13° (1965) Precipitation 24 hrs through 5 p.m. Wed. 0.02” Month to date (normal) 2.59” (1.98”) Year to date (normal) 9.08” (6.62”) Record for this date 2.02” (1989)

Pollen Yesterday High - 780 Absent Absent Low - 1766 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

14 526 418 4280 4012

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

39° noon

51° 4 p.m.

43° 8 p.m.

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6

7

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67 50

50 40

53

51

52

56

37

36 29

20

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54

54

F

S

S

32

32

M

T

37 W

56

62

57

62 51

51

46

44

30

56

T

45

43 33 F

S

S

34

33

M

T

Washington 53/44

Kansas City 52/33

Atlanta 61/40 Houston 77/49

El Paso 74/50 Chihuahua 79/48

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0s

Miami 77/57

Monterrey 67/58

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

Warm front

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Friday Hi/Lo/W

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

46/36/r 60/44/r 44/37/c 61/40/pc 77/47/pc 52/41/r 65/38/pc 61/43/pc 49/42/c 68/44/pc 52/37/r 61/38/c 48/33/pc 49/36/sh 49/36/c 75/49/s 74/50/pc 57/36/pc 55/31/s 70/51/s 51/34/pc 49/38/r 82/70/pc 77/49/s 44/35/c 52/33/s 63/47/c 68/39/s

44/32/sn 59/38/c 45/36/r 65/41/s 77/54/pc 55/32/pc 68/38/s 61/44/pc 50/35/r 70/42/s 47/28/pc 63/35/s 42/26/s 48/26/s 38/25/sf 74/53/pc 75/49/s 53/35/t 53/30/s 69/52/s 40/23/sf 47/32/sh 83/69/pc 78/53/s 46/26/s 57/36/pc 70/53/pc 68/40/pc

Showers

T-storms

Rain

Flurries

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

62/49/pc 50/38/r 63/39/pc 77/57/pc 48/34/pc 48/30/s 68/41/s 56/38/r 71/52/s 48/42/r 66/41/s 57/29/s 75/50/pc 51/44/r 72/51/pc 51/36/sh 46/36/c 61/45/pc 64/45/c 55/41/sh 76/53/pc 63/54/sh 61/48/pc 64/50/pc 73/55/pc 71/46/pc 53/44/r 63/39/s

65/52/pc 55/29/s 66/41/s 77/56/s 41/27/s 46/28/s 71/43/s 62/32/s 74/54/s 51/32/c 71/49/c 56/33/pc 76/48/s 52/34/pc 72/53/pc 41/24/sf 44/34/r 59/44/pc 58/47/r 52/41/c 74/55/c 64/56/pc 59/49/r 64/48/sh 72/53/s 70/47/s 56/36/pc 69/46/pc

National Extremes Wednesday in the 48 contiguous states

Skywatch Sun Moon

Rise

Set

7:04 a.m. 8:13 p.m.

7:14 p.m. 7:45 a.m.

Last Quarter

New Moon

First Quarter

Full Moon

Mar 27

Apr 5

Apr 12

Apr 19

Low: -13 Daniel, Wyo.

WORLD FORECAST

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

Good Moderate Unhealthy Unhealthy Very Hazardous (sensitive) Unhealthy

Ice

Friday Hi/Lo/W

High: 84 Goodyear, Ariz.

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Snow

Today Hi/Lo/W

Today’s Air Quality

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New York 48/42

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

80

60

Chicago 48/33

Denver 57/36

Los Angeles 62/49

Cold front

Trees Weeds Grass Mold

30° 8 a.m.

Toronto 45/34

Minneapolis 48/30 Detroit 51/34

ALMANAC

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

74

44

Montreal 42/32

Billings 57/30

54° 33° 56° 43° 62° 51° 57° 34°

Clouds and sunshine today as temperatures stay in the 50s, close to normal for this time of year. A warming trend is on track as we look into the weekend.

Joplin 56/33

Seattle 64/50

Chief Meteorologist Glenn Zimmerman

WIND ENE 10-20 mph

REGIONAL OUTLOOK

Kansas City 52/33

Winnipeg 40/17

City

Today Hi/Lo/W

Friday Hi/Lo/W

City

Today Hi/Lo/W

Friday Hi/Lo/W

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

55/43/pc 62/50/c 74/47/s 98/80/s 56/31/s 58/42/pc 69/53/pc 78/57/s 82/66/pc 57/47/c 79/69/c 65/46/pc 86/57/s 60/47/pc 61/33/s 94/60/pc

62/44/pc 61/50/s 76/51/pc 101/80/s 58/36/s 61/43/c 71/51/pc 77/60/s 81/67/s 55/35/sh 78/64/sh 63/45/s 79/56/pc 60/43/pc 66/39/s 95/55/s

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

73/47/pc 42/32/c 38/33/c 80/67/pc 86/60/s 90/60/pc 61/38/s 84/75/t 68/45/s 88/72/s 84/50/s 54/27/c 78/69/pc 67/57/r 45/34/c 59/42/pc

74/47/pc 38/32/sn 38/31/sn 79/66/s 86/61/s 88/62/pc 62/39/s 80/74/t 65/44/s 86/73/sh 89/53/s 48/27/s 78/68/t 66/44/pc 39/19/sf 57/42/sh

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Fuel economy requires advanced mathematics degree DEAR CAR TALK: I love your column. Learning about cars is so much easier with your sense of humor. We own a 2018 BMW X5 40e gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid. According to BMW, using the 3.5 kWh charger on a standard household outlet (which I have read uses 1,440 watts) takes three hours and 45 minutes to charge the car from a depleted state. With that charge, I get 14-19 miles of all electric power before the car turns into a regular hybrid. Where I live in (expensive) Rhode Island, electricity costs 22.67 cents per kWh, including taxes and fees. So I’m trying to do some calculations. Would the correct formula be: The watts (1,440 per kWh) divided by 1,000, times the hours (3.75), times the cost per kilowatt hour (.2267)? Would that tell me how much it’s costing me to charge my battery? If so, this equals about $1.23 per charge. That would be great for a range of 14-19 miles on a charge, less than half the cost of a

gallon of 91 octane fuel. The alternative would be to multiply the kilowatt hours (3.5) times the hours (3.75), times the cost per kilowatt hour (.2267). That would mean it’s costing me $3.17 a charge, which would be awful, because it would be more expensive than premium gasoline. Is one of my formulas right? Or is there an easier way to calculate the cost of running my car on electricity? -- Thanks, Rick DEAR RICK: You know what’s worse than spending an afternoon screwing up a complicated math problem, Rick? Finally figuring it out and realizing that your car costs more to run on electricity than on gasoline. Forget your formulas, Rick. The easiest way to calculate your cost per mile is to start by looking up how many kWh (kilowatt hours) your car requires to travel 100 miles. That’s a standard measure for electric cars, and you can find it by going to the EPA’s consumer website, www.fueleconomy.gov. You bought a big, heavy SUV, and it takes 03

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59 kWh to push that BMW X5 100 miles. That’s on the high side. Just for comparison, the Chevy Bolt requires 28 kWh to go 100 miles. Anyway, you then multiply your car’s kWh/100 miles (59) times your cost per kW (0.2267, which is on your electric bill), and you find out that it costs you $13.38 to run your car 100 miles on electricity. If you divide that by 100, you get your cost per mile, which is about 13.4 cents. To compare that to gasoline, take the local cost of a gallon of gas (the X5 requires premium fuel). Let’s call that three bucks a gallon. According to the EPA, your X5 hybrid gets 24 mpg on gasoline, so you’d need 4.17 gallons to go 100 miles. Multiply the number of gallons times the price per gallon, and you learn that you need $12.51 worth of fuel to go 100 miles, or 12.5 cents a mile. So it costs you a penny more per mile to run on electricity. Doesn’t that frost your shorts? The problem, as you seem to understand

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Even overly enthusiastic active-safety nannies can prove handy in a pinch Lucky thing the car had lane-keep assist. Otherwise, I might have landed in the weeds in reaction to my passenger's jaw-dropping comment. The startling observation was made by a friend after I'd told her of an encounter on a grocery store parking lot involving me, an elderly woman and the 2019 Nissan Altima. What had happened, I explained, was I'd just pushed my shopping cart up to the new Altima and was preparing to unload Cheez Whiz into the trunk when the woman, on the way to her own late-model Ford Escape, paused next to our Nissan and said: "That is the most beautiful automobile I have ever seen." True story. "Wow!" I said, concluding the tale. "That was quite a declaration!" To which my friend observed: "Yeah, but I can see it. This car really is good looking. It kind of reminds me of a Saturn." And that's when lane-keep assist kicked in. Seeing my incapacitating befuddlement, my passenger quickly added: "I mean that in a GOOD way." I didn't pursue it any further. I figured trying to untangle that twisted logic would be more distracting than texting. But, yeah, the car does, indeed, look good, from its chevron-shaped grille through its newly adopted black-accent C-pillar, a cue borrowed from big brother Maxima. Adding zest is a 1.9-inch-longer wheelbase that not only enables additional rear leg room, but also gives the car a more road-hugging demeanor. And speaking of hugging the road, Altima -- which comes standard as a front-driver -now offers for the first time all-wheel drive, a four-corner-grip system available on all five trims: S, SR, SV, SL and Platinum. Alas, AWD, available only with the base 2.5-liter, 188-hp I-4, is not compatible with the car's newest powerplant -- a 2.0-liter turbocharged four that makes 248 hp and 280 lb.-ft. of torque. Regardless of what's under the hood or how many wheels provide grip, power in Altima is managed exclusively by Nissan's "Xtronic" CVT automatic. We drove a top-of-the-line front-drive Plati-

num with the 2.0-liter turbo and the added perk of this new Altima's inaugural-model-year "Edition ONE" package, which adds to the loaded Platinum unique wheels, rear-lip spoiler, illuminated kick plates, external ground lighting and special badging so you can make the neighbors envious. On the road, Altima, behind the new turbo four, is lively fun, a characteristic bolstered by a surprisingly (and gratifyingly) growly

Also hidden under the car's updated wardrobe are suspension upgrades like monotube rear shocks (a first for Altima) and suspension geometry adjustments. It shows in sure handling and enhanced steering feedback. Making its Altima debut is Nissan tech wizardry dubbed ProPilot Assist, which we think can be overbearing in its aggressive tugging of the steering wheel as it works to help keep the car lane-centered -- overbearing, that is, until

Compared with the previous generation, the new Altima is an inch longer, 1.1 inches lower and 0.9 inches wider while riding a wheelbase that stretches 1.9 inches farther. Photos provided by Nissan. exhaust note. The engine's torque-rich palette, whose full complement of 280 lb.-ft. is fully available at just 1,600 rpm, is always ready to provide oooommph. Meanwhile, the CVT, which mimics a step-gear automatic under hard throttle, works well with the "VC-Turbo" four ("VC" being short for "variable compression") -- good enough, in fact, to almost give the belt-and-pulley gear box category a good name. In 180 miles, 50 on highway and the rest around town, we got 26 mpg. But greasy-stuff news isn't limited to tractive talent, turbo power and gearless gearing. 04

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someone tells you how beautiful Saturns are. Inside is a standard 7.0-inch screen within the instrument cluster. Also standard is an 8.0inch center-dash screen featuring such goodies as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Siri Eyes Free and Google Assistant voice recognition. We found the techy system, with its hard buttons and radio volume and tuning knobs, easy to navigate.

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2013 Nissan Versa SV

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2013 Hyundai Accent GLS

2013 VW Jetta TDI

2013 Nissan Sentra SR

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2014 Chrysler 300

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2012 HD Fatboy

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2015 Ford Explorer LTD

2017 GMC Sierra SLT

2015 Honda Accord EXL

2019 Infiniti QX50

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2016 GMC Yukon

2010 Impala,

2019 Infiniti QX50

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2018 GMC Acadia SLT

2016 GMC Yukon Denali

2018 Infiniti Q60

2016 Infiniti QX50

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29k Miles, FWD, Auto #P6741

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2017 Jaguar F-Pace 35t

2010 Jeep Wrangler Sport

2016 Lexus RC 300 Coupe

2018 Mazda CX-9 Touring

2009 MB AMG

8K, White, 4 Cyl., Variable, AWD, #29053A

R-Sport, 20xxx Miles, AWD, Auto, 3.0L, #P9789

SUV #P43252

16k Miles, Auto, AWD, Keyless Start #P9644

4 cyl., FWD, auto, white, 5K mi., #35139A

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$46,111

$11,750

$30,973

$32,500

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2018 Infiniti QX60

2018 Jaguar XF 35t R-Sport

2015 Jeep Wrangler

2017 Lexus RX350

2018 Mazda CX-9 Touring

2017 Mercedes-Benz E 300

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

9K Miles, Sedan, Auto, AWD, #P9821

Manual, Black, #37069A

Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, AWD #P9626

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$42,111

$39,500

$34,500

$35,500

$47,275

$28,969

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2019 Infiniti QX60 LUXE

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2017 Kia Sorento

2016 Lincoln MKZ

2018 Mazda CX-9

2011 Nissan Sentra SR

9K Miles, Black, AWD, Variable, #98090L

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

Loaded, Full Power, #35588A

Loaded, Full Power, Very Clean #44323A

Grand Touring, FWD, Auto, Mazda Connect, #12112L

Auto, Loaded #44404

$19,990

$31,963

$8,469

$34,963

$14,369

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2017 Infiniti QX80

2017 Jeep Patriot

2015 Kia Soul

2016 LR Range Rover

2018 Mazda CX-9

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S

Auto, AWD, Blue, #95533L

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

Exclaim, Loaded, Full Power, #P6633A

Sport V6 HSE, AWD, Clean Carfax #79760A

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

Coupe, Local Trade, Auto, Black, Sunroof, 32K Miles, #P9804

$41,977

$39,500

$34,977

$12,990

$11,990

$67,076

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$37,500

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2016 Infiniti QX80

2017 Jeep Renegade

2016 Lexus GS 350

2018 Mazda CX-5 Touring

2012 Mazda 6

2016 Porsche 911

SUV, 48xxx Miles, Auto, AWD, 8 Cyl, #29059A

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

4 Door, 34K Miles, Clean Carfax #P9588

4 cyl., FWD, auto, silver, 7k miles, #35167A

Grand Touring, Loaded, Full Power #35054A

Carrera Coupe, 6 Cyl, 3.4L, RWD, 7 Spd, 14K Miles, #27870A

$62,977

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2012 Ultra: 3800 Mi.

2016 Volvo S60

2018 Volvo V60

2016 Volvo XC90

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2008 Ford Focus SE/SES

2013 Dodge Dart SE

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2011 Hyundai Azera GLS

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2008 Infiniti G35x

2010 BMW 1 Series 128i

2011 Chrysler 300 Limited

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2009 GMC Acadia SLT1

2015 Chevrolet Sonic LT

2012 Ford Focus SE

2010 Honda Fit Sport

2009 Audi A4 2.0T Premium

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2013 Chevy Malibu ECO

2015 Toyota Corolla LE

2012 Volvo C70 T5

2010 Chevy Camaro 1LT

2009 Mercedes Benz M-Class 3.5L

Stk# P9543A

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Stk# 28732A

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2010 Mercedes Benz E 350

2011 Audi Q5 3.2L Premium Plus

2017 Ford Escape SE

2013 Hyundai Genesis 3.8L

2013 Volvo XC60 T6

Stk# P9836

Stk# 79015A

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Stk# P9758

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2010 Lexus RX 350

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Stk# 29155A

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BRIDGE TIPS • BOB JONES East-West vulnerable, South deals NORTH ♠K 2 ♥A J 4 3 ♦A 10 5 ♣8 7 6 3 WEST EAST ♠Q J 10 6 3 ♠8 5 4 ♥K Q 10 7 ♥9 8 6 2 ♦9 8 ♦Q J 7 6 3 ♣K 2 ♣10 SOUTH ♠A 9 7 ♥5 ♦K 4 2 ♣A Q J 9 5 4 The bidding: SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST 1♣ Dbl Redbl 1♦ 2♣ Pass 2♦ Pass 3♥ Pass 3♠ Pass 4♣ Pass 4♦ Pass 6♣ All pass Splinter bid, shortness in hearts Opening lead: Queen of ♠ North’s two-diamond bid confirmed game-going values with the ability to play in clubs, or possibly no trump. South’s jump to three hearts was an obvious splinter bid, having denied four hearts when he bid two clubs. North might have bid three no trump, but he recognized how powerful his hand was opposite a good hand with six clubs

and a singleton heart, so he cue bid three spades instead. South “marked time” with his four-club bid, but then leaped to slam when his partner cue bid four diamonds. A good auction — now to make it. South won the opening spade lead in hand with the ace and laid down the ace of clubs, hoping for a singleton king. No luck there, so he set out to eliminate the side suits. A heart to the ace and a heart ruff was followed by a spade to the king and another heart ruff. Declarer ruffed his last spade in dummy and ruffed dummy’s last heart in hand. He could only partially eliminate the diamonds, so he cashed his king of diamonds and led a diamond to the ace. A trump now put West on lead with nothing but spades remaining. South ruffed in dummy while discarding his last diamond and claimed his slam. Very well done!

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WORD GAME March 21 WORD — INSTATE (INSTATE: in-STATE: To establish in office; install.) Average mark 25 words. Time limit 30 minutes. Can you find 32 or more words in INSTATE? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY’S WORD — PEIGNOIR opine ergo peon origin ignore pier region iron pigeon reign gone pine rein gore ping ring grin pinier ripe grip pone ripen gripe pore rope groin poring roping grope prig ogre prone open prong RULES OF THE GAME: 1. Words must be of four or more letters. 2. Words that acquire four letters by the addition of “s,” such as “bats” or “dies,” are not allowed. 3. Additional words made by adding a “d” or an “s” may not be used. For example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “baking” are admissible. 4. Proper nouns, slang words, or vulgar or sexually explicit words are not allowed.

59 DOOR DECALS 61 Goes from liquid to solid, say 62 Babbling 63 Show with noted alumni, for short 64 “See ya!” 65 Off-roader, in brief

Down 1 Out of the strike zone, in a way 2 Product whose introduction was music to people’s ears? 3 Group of friends 4 Abbr. in a cockpit 5 The Alamo had a famous one 6 “Can you ___?” (classic cologne catchphrase) 7 The planets, e.g. 8 Immune system defender 9 ___ Toby, character in “Twelfth Night” 10 Part of a stove 11 Pakistani restaurant owner on “Seinfeld” 12 Blind spot? 14 “Whither ___ thou?”: John 16:5 15 Milli ___ (1980s-1990s pop duo) 20 “Methinks,” in texts

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

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ★★★ You have a lot to accomplish; you’ll follow through and complete what you must. A loved one might need to hear from you, especially if you’re away from them for any sustained period. Tonight: Go along with a suggestion.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ★★★★★ Right now, goodwill goes far. You smile; others respond. A meeting or gathering could be pivotal to your day as well as your near-future plans. You might have too much energy for your own good. Tonight: Doing your thing.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ★★★★★ You could be upset at how a situation unfolds. Recognize how little control you have. Allow yourself to flow and express your feelings. Allow your inner flirt out. Tonight: Get into weekend mode.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★ Pressure builds around the workplace or in your dealings with an authority figure about whom you care a lot. You see life from a different perspective, which could be the source of a problem. Tonight: Tune into another person’s request.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★★ Be aware of how much you’re spending, as well as what for and why. In order to land where you want, you might need to pull back. A discussion about

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50 Pepper used in mole sauce 51 Teeth not connected to jaws 52 “And how!” 55 On the briny 56 Elated 57 LG product 59 “Spare” part 60 ___ Wallace, “Ben-Hur” author

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★★★ Others admire how you express yourself and they let you know. Be aware: To you, what seems like a brutal comment is just another person’s less-than-diplomatic style. Tonight: Let it all hang out.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) ★★★★ Someone attempts to appeal to your gentler side. Don’t say anything; just let this person reveal what’s on his or her mind. Depending on your needs, you could be touched or want to run. Tonight: Accept a fun invitation.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★★★ You have the space and audience to finally clear the air of an issue that has been lurking around you for a while. Express your gentle side; be less judgmental. As a result, others will feel more comfortable opening up a conversation. Tonight: Hang out.

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money could be uncomfortable but necessary. Tonight: Make plans for the weekend.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★ Like it or not, much is going on behind the scenes. You might feel as though you cannot pursue an interest any further, at least for now. A loved one might be trying to let you know how much he or she cares. Your defenses could be so high that you don’t receive the message. Tonight: Make it early.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) ★★★ You might feel as though you’re performing a juggling act between your personal obligations and your professional demands. When dealing with others, allow your caring to come out. Tonight: Off doing errands.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★★★ You’re able to detach a lot more easily than many people can. As a result, you could be forced to take a stand or act as an intermediary between two factions. Tonight: Go with an idea that leads you to a new adventure.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★★★ Today, one-on-one relating will be your strongest way of approaching others. Try to avoid groups and meetings with many people. A discussion is needed with a key loved one or friend. Tonight: A boss or co-worker pressures you to join in. Do it. STLtoday.com/horoscopes Get expanded horoscope information: star charts, peak times, outlooks and Chinese Zodiac data.

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DEAR ABBY

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Remodel refusal wrecks relationship should have done it because we are good friends. Was I wrong to refuse, Abby? — Resentful in the Midwest Dear Resentful • I not only don’t think you were wrong, I think you made a wise decision, and for the right reason. If anything had gone wrong with the remodel, the blame would have fallen squarely on you. If Pam resents you for protecting yourself, she may not be as good a friend as you assume she is. Dear Abby • Is it possible to “choose” to forgive someone? My 20-year-old nephew recently turned his life around. He has a good job, a nice girlfriend and a baby on the way. But when he and my sister were living with my late mother a few years ago, he trashed Mom’s basement (where he was living), and it cost her hundreds of dollars to repair the damage. He also stole money from her and once threatened my life. He smoked and drank as a teen, quit school and did nothing

more than play video games. I’m glad he has changed his ways, but he has never apologized for the way he treated us. It seems I’m expected by everyone to forgive and forget, but I can’t. Is there any way to reconcile his particular past with the present? — Still Angry in Minnesota Dear Still Angry • Yes, it is possible to choose to forgive. But it doesn’t appear that your nephew has completely turned his life around. Making amends for past misdeeds is a part of that process your nephew seems to have skipped. If you would like to have a relationship with his girlfriend and their child, nothing prevents it. But it doesn’t mean you must have amnesia about the way you and your mother were treated by your nephew. Talk to him about this, so you can get closure. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, Calif. 90069.

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Dear Abby • For several years, my husband and I were good friends with “Pam” and “David.” About a year ago, we moved to a new house just a few blocks from theirs. They decided they liked some of the features of our new home and immediately started remodeling theirs to resemble ours. Pam and David both work and I am retired, so Dave asked if I would go to their home throughout the day while several workmen did this extensive remodel. I refused, saying I wasn’t comfortable alone in someone else’s house with a bunch of strangers milling about, not to mention the responsibility if something was broken or stolen. (The company wasn’t bonded. They are just random guys doing side jobs.) Long story short, David was extremely offended that I declined and no longer speaks to us. He has shunned other friends for lesser things since then. I’m still friendly with Pam, but I can’t help feeling that deep down she resents me, too, and thinks I

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Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn • One of my kids is facing a life-threatening illness and surgery and if — a big if — everything goes perfectly, their recovery is going to be months long and the underlying health issues will be lifelong. I am having trouble with my friends’ avoiding asking me about it. I see people who are in full awareness of the situation, and they brightly ask how my summer is going. Why do people do this? It’s not as though my mind can be kept off it. I try to be generous around other people’s awkwardness, but as crucial dates approach, I actually need the people in my life to not pretend nothing is happening. Am I hoping for too much? — Hoping Answer • I’m sorry about your

situation — it must be terrifying and all-consuming. I don’t want to say you’re hoping for too much, but not because what you’re asking for is reasonable. (It is, by the way.) I just don’t want to encourage framing this in terms of hope at all, because the too-much/too-little/ just-right business — even hope in general — is so slippery that it will only become a distraction. Plus, the awkwardness you describe could have different sources. One person might be avoiding the topic out of cowardice, and another might be making a thoughtful attempt to give you room and follow your lead. So, I suggest you become all business about this: 1. What do you need? 2. In what form would you like to receive it? 3. Whom can you ask for it explicitly? Let’s say Friend X is levelheaded and a good listener. You can choose X to be the person

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M 1 • THUrSDAy • 03.21.2019

DR. KEITH ROACH

ZITS • By Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Nighttime visions may be a sign of dementia FUNKY WINKERBEAN • By Tom Batiuk

Dear Dr. Roach • I am an extremely healthy 76-year-old woman. Almost every night, I am startled awake by visions of people standing over my bed. It’s usually once but can happen up to three times in a night. It’s often after being asleep for an hour and a half. They’re not dreams. Something wakes me up, and that is when I see a man or a couple or a child standing around my bed or attempting to jump onto the bed. Though it lasts only seconds, my heart hammers, and I jump out of bed to chase “them” away, even checking the door locks. Then I sort of come around and pretty much laugh at myself. As it’s quite frightening, I believe I shout out, and it takes me a bit to calm back down. I take NO prescription drugs nor sleep-inducing medicine. Why am I experiencing this? What actually wakes me up to see these visions? I would greatly appreciate your insight or any advice as to who I might talk with about it. — Anon.

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CORNERED • By Mike Baldwin NON SEQUITUR • By Wiley Miller

Answer • I hesitate to tell you, but what I am concerned about most is a condition called dementia with Lewy bodies. This is not Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, the earliest symptoms are usually visual hallucinations. If you read this account (bit.ly/2Sk1Jzo), I think you may find some characteristics that sound familiar. What makes me doubt this diagnosis is that you report no confusion or memory problems. Although some people may have the hallucinations well before any thinking problems come up, they are in a minority. Wobbliness may go along with Lewy body dementia. Parkinson’s disease may develop visual hallucinations, but that is usually late in the course of the disease. This information can be shocking or depressing, but it is still important information for you to have. There is treatment for LBD. More importantly, there are medications that can make it MUCH worse. I would recommend you visit a neurologist and specifically find someone with expertise in dementia, as that is who is unlikely to miss this diagnosis. Unfortunately, it is not always recognized early.

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MARMADUKE • By Brad Anderson

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MARK TRAIL • By James Allen

Dr. Roach Writes • A recent column confused the brand name of a common prostate treatment. Cardura is the brand name for doxazosin, while Flomax is the brand name of tamsulosin. These are similar medications that work by relaxing the muscle inside the prostate gland. I apologize for the error.

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