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With media in tow, former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and his lawyer Scott Rosenblum leave federal court after entering a not-guilty plea on corruption charges.

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CLAYTON • The St. Louis County Council

voted 5-1 Monday to appoint council Chairman Sam Page as county executive. The move followed the resignation Monday of County Executive Steve Stenger, whose indictment last week on three counts in a federal pay-to-play sting became public earlier in the day. Under the county charter, Page, a Democrat who had represented the 2nd District, will serve as county executive until after the next general election in November 2020. Page said he wanted to assure residents that “we will have absolutely no tolerance for payto-play politics. No tolerance. We will strive to set a new standard for ethical government and we will be open and transparent so you can

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St. Louis County Executive Sam Page hugs his wife, Jennifer Page, after being sworn in by Commissioner Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi of the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission inside the council library on Monday. Page, a Democrat, replaces Steve Stenger.

CLAYTON • St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, a target of a yearlong undercover federal investigation into political favors traded for campaign contributions, was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on charges of theft of honest services. The indictment was unsealed Monday as Stenger resigned in a letter to County Counselor Peter Krane, writing that “it is in the best interest of our County and my family.” The council met Monday night and chose its chairman, Sam Page, to fill the executive seat until the November 2020 election. Under the county charter, the County Council had to pick a Democrat, the same party as Stenger. See STENGER • Page A5

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Region’s role in civil rights fight to be celebrated at historic site ber of restoration projects. They recently revived the historic Union Trust Building at 705 Olive Street and renovated it into Hotel St. Louis. They also have signed a letter of intent to buy the 17-story Chemical Building, next door to the hotel at 721 Olive, with plans to convert it into additional hotel rooms and attractions and then connect it to Hotel St. Louis.

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RAILROAD TIES • For the 17th straight year, St. Louis’ nationally recognized Underground Railroad site will host an observance of the area’s importance in the fight for civil rights. The Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Celebration is set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. The site is at 28 East Grand Avenue on the Mississippi Greenway’s Riverfront Trail. This year’s event, titled “Africans to Americans: 400 Years of History,” will feature a choir competition and historical re-enactments written by STL playwrights Angela da Silva, Gregory S. Carr and Mariah L. Richardson. Da Silva, the site’s event manager, said it is important to “honor the incredible contributions black people have made to this country since 1619.” The site marks where abolitionist Meachum, a free woman of color, set out in 1855 for free-state Illinois with nine escaped slaves. The group made it to the Illinois bank, only to be met by a sheriff and slave owners. Meachum was charged with violating fugitive slave laws; the charges were later dropped. After the Civil War, Meachum was president of the Colored Ladies Soldiers Aid Society, which worked with wounded black veterans and taught them to read. She died in 1869 and is buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery. SAVING DATE • Amrit and Amy Gill, the St. Louis developers/preservationists, are headed to the Missouri Capitol to pick up honors for their work to save old buildings. On Tuesday in Jefferson City, the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation will recognize the couple for “advancing the field of historic preservation in Missouri.” Specifically, the Gills will get the McReynolds Award, given annually to “individuals or groups who have made significant achievements in the field, or are in the midst of a long-term preservation project … .” The Gills and their company, Restoration St. Louis, have spearheaded a num-

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Developer Amy Gill, shown in 2017 at the historic Union Trust Building at 705 Olive Street, will be honored with her husband, Amrit, for their preservation efforts.

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Abolitionist Mary Meachum, who died in 1869, is buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

TOURING PRO • A laurel and hearty handshake await STL Convention and Visitors Commission president Kathleen “Kitty” Ratcliffe, who soon will be inducted into a travel industry hall of fame. Destinations International has named Ratcliffe as one of four people being recognized for having “made a significant contribution to the destination marketing industry and a profound difference in the communities they serve.” Ratcliffe Ratcliffe has helmed the STL tourism organization, aka “Explore St. Louis,” since 2006. Along with promoting our mighty metro as a tourist stop, the organization also operates the downtown convention center. Conveniently enough for Ratcliffe, the induction ceremony will be held right here in St. Louis, at the association’s annual convention July 23-25. OLD FLAMES • Over 50? Looking for love? Live in Missouri? If the answer to all three questions is “yes,” it just might be time to pack your bags. In a recent survey from the Senior List, a website for “baby boomers and older adults,” the Show-Me sector of the U.S. came in at a lowly No. 38 out of the states and Washington, D.C. The study took into account three factors when compiling its grade: Number of singles older than 50; growth/decline of 50-plus singles; and annual income. Missouri’s grade was 53.1 percent, slightly better than Ohio, slightly worse than Michigan. Of our border states, only Kansas finished in the top 20, at No. 20. Illinois was No. 21. The top grade went to Maryland, 68.2 percent. After that, it was Hawaii, Connecticut, Alaska and Virginia. The lowest grade, 44.5, fell on Mississippi. Joe Holleman • 314-340-8254 @stlsherpa on Twitter jholleman@post-dispatch.com

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Iola (Donna Weinsting) is steadily losing touch with reality, and her twin sister, Anest (Sally Edmundson), is helpless to do much about it. Their bond remains as strong as ever, but it’s quickly becoming clear that Iola poses a danger not only to herself and Anest but also to anyone drawn into their orbit. That includes Anest’s daughter, Menna (Amy Loui), who has a short temper but a big heart — and who emerges as the most complex character in “Salt, Root and Roe.” Set in a seaside Welsh village, the play is presented through May 12 by Upstream Theater in collaboration with Stages Repertory Theatre Houston. Written by Tim Price and directed by Kenn McLaughlin, “Salt, Root and Roe” largely deals with Menna’s attempt to impose structure on the lives of Iola and Anest. But Iola’s dementia proves to be a formidable obstacle, and Anest seems to be in denial about her sister’s condition. Menna vents her frustrations to Gareth (Eric Dean White), a policeman who has troubles of his own — and who may harbor feelings that he lacks the courage to express. The play is less concerned with narrative momentum than with delineating character and with thrusting the audience into a world whose rules are gradually revealed. It’s the kind of show that allows actors to shine, and McLaughlin elicits fine work from a solid cast. Loui, who recently appeared in the Black Rep’s “Canfield Drive,” gets to the essence of Menna’s conflicted emo-

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tions. And White, whose turn as Satan was a highlight of Mustard Seed Theatre’s “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” is effective as the woebegone and quietly disillusioned Gareth. Although Price has created a story that works well on its own terms, the offstage challenges facing Menna and Gareth might have made for more gripping drama. But “Salt, Root and Roe” should appeal to theatergoers interested in a play off the beaten path. Calvin Wilson • 314-340-8346 Theater critic @calvinwilsonstl on Twitter calvinwilson@post-dispatch.com

Actress Elle Fanning, “The Favourite” director Yorgos Lanthimos and “Cold War” filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski are joining the Cannes Film Festival jury that will decide the Palme d’Or. The Cannes Film Festival on Monday announced the members of the jury to be led by Alejandro Inarritu, the “Birdman” director. Also on the jury are American director Kelly Reichardt, Italian filmmaker Alice Rohrwacher, Burkina Faso actress Maimouna N’Diaye, French author Enki Bilal and French director Robin Campillo. Campillo scripted the 2008 Palme d’Or winner “The Class.” The Cannes Film Festival will open May 14 with the premiere of Jim Jarmusch’s “The Dead Don’t Die.” The festival runs through May 25. Larry King reportedly suffers another heart attack • Talk show icon Larry King went into cardiac arrest last week and suffered a heart attack, according to TMZ. King, who is 85, was preparing to go to the hospital on Thursday when his heart failed, according to the gossip website. He was taken to the hospital in an ambulance, and doctors performed an angioplasty procedure. King has been recovering in the cardiac intensive care unit, TMZ reported. King had previously suffered multiple heart attacks and had been in the care of doctors for the last six months, according to TMZ.

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have told the Post-Dispatch. Riordan said the two skipped a call for a burglary alarm sounding and asked other 2nd District officers to check it out while they were instead at Hendren’s home, about six miles away, according to sources familiar with Riordan’s statements.

ST. LOUIS > Man, woman found shot to death • Homicide detectives were called to a shooting Monday afternoon that left a man and a woman dead. The shooting was in the 5900 block of Highland Avenue in north St. Louis. The male victim was not conscious or breathing when officers arrived, police said. He was found with numerous gunshot wounds. Police believe he was in his 20s. A woman was also found at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds, police said. She was also pronounced dead at the scene. The bodies of the man and the woman were found between a car and a van stopped alongside each other on the residential street. Police took a child from the scene. The child appeared uninjured but was taken to a hospital to be examined. James Clark, vice president of community outreach with the nonprofit group Better Family Life, came to the scene and talked with neighbors. “We are galvanized when there is a shooting at a mall or a synagogue, but these horrific acts of violence are happening every day and there’s no community outcry,” Clark said. “This is the biggest issue facing the St. Louis metropolitan area. Until we face this issue, St. Louis will continue to spiral out of control.” St. Louis Animal Control arrived on Highland Avenue and took a small black dog that they said was inside one of the vehicles at the shooting scene. The dog appeared to be unhurt. Police said they had no witnesses and no suspect description at this point. Police are encouraging any witnesses to call 1-866-371-8477. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Suspended St. Louis police Officer Nathaniel Hendren (left) leaves court with his lawyer Talmage Newton IV after pleading not guilty Monday to charges relating to the fatal shooting of another St. Louis police officer.

charges because they couldn’t find a key witness, according to Burks’ defense lawyer. A spokeswoman for the circuit attorney’s office cited “witness issues” as the reason for dropping charges. “I’m happy with the outcome,” said Burks’ lawyer, Adam Field. “I think (the prosecutor) did what he could to find other witnesses, but it really just relied on this one person. I think it was a pretty weak case.” Burks, 26, of the 3900 block of North 20th Street, faced charges of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and two counts of armed criminal action in the shooting death Dec. 13, 2017, of Iran Turner, 36, of Glasgow Village. Field, a private attorney, said he took Burks’ case for the city public defender’s office through the Missouri Coalition for the Right to Counsel. Police said a witness told them that Burks contacted Turner and arranged a meeting at the Popeye’s restaurant at 6301 West Florissant Avenue about 7:15 p.m. Police said that from the driver’s seat of a car, Burks shot Turner in the back seat, hitting him in his leg. Burks then got out of the car and shot Turner several times more

ST. LOUIS > Charges dismissed in killing at restaurant • Prosecutors dropped murder and robbery charges Monday against a man accused of killing another man in 2017 on a Popeye’s Chicken parking lot and robbing him of his pants and shoes. Steven Burks’ case was set for trial Monday before Circuit Judge Christopher McGraugh. But prosecutors dismissed the

before removing Turner’s shoes and pants, court records said. Burks then took off. ST. LOUIS > Police identify man shot in Baden • Police released the name Monday of the man who was fatally shot last Wednesday in the Baden neighborhood of north St. Louis. Reginald Stewart, 49, of the 900 block of Elias Avenue, was gunned down in the same block about 3 a.m. Wednesday. Police say a 56-year-old woman, Darlene Brison, pulled the trigger. She was charged last week with murder. Stewart was shot in the head, police say. He died at the scene. Officers said the woman admitted at the scene that she had shot Stewart during a fight. She also lived in the same block of Elias. ST. LOUIS > Police officer accused of killing colleague pleads not guilty • A St. Louis police officer accused of fatally shooting a fellow officer in January pleaded not guilty Monday to the charges against him. Nathaniel Hendren, 29, appeared Monday before St. Louis Circuit Judge Thomas McCarthy

at the Carnahan Courthouse. He was accompanied by his lawyer, Talmage Newton IV, where he waived formal reading of the indictment. Hendren was charged in January with involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action after police say he fatally shot off-duty officer Katlyn Alix during the early morning hours of Jan. 24. A St. Louis grand jury indicted Hendren on the same charges Thursday. After Monday’s brief hearing, Alix’s supporters walked through the main lobby of the Carnahan Courthouse shouting, “Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up! Justice for Katie!” Hendren’s next court date is scheduled for June 17. Hendren was on duty the night of the shooting, but he and his partner were at his home outside of the area he was supposed to be patrolling. Alix went to the home as well and was killed when she and Hendren took turns firing a revolver loaded with one bullet at each other, charges say. Hendren’s partner, Patrick Riordan, also 29, has not been charged with a crime. He has been put on administrative duty, sources

ST. LOUIS > Bystander shot in chest when caught in crossfire • A woman shot in the chest in south St. Louis apparently was a bystander caught in the crossfire of a rolling gunbattle. The victim, a 59-year-old woman, survived the Friday night shooting and was hospitalized Monday. She was hit by a stray bullet after people in two cars opened fire on each other about 7:30 p.m. Friday in the 3200 block of Miami Street. The woman, whose name was not released by police, was stable at a hospital, police said Monday. Police didn’t say how many shots were fired. Police had no suspects or descriptions of the gunmen or the cars involved. Officer Michelle Woodling said police are still investigating the shooting but, at this point, it appears that the woman was a bystander caught in the crossfire. ST. LOUIS > Man killed in College Hill • A man was slain in the College Hill neighborhood Monday morning. St. Louis police say the unidentified victim was shot in the 5200 block of Conde Street, a few blocks east of O’Fallon Park. He was found shot to death just before 7:15 a.m. Monday. Police released no additional details. HAZELWOOD > Woman shot and killed • An 18-year-old woman was shot and killed Monday afternoon in the 1400 block of Annilo Drive. Hazelwood police were called to reports of gunshots about 1 p.m. and found the body of the woman. She appeared to have one gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. A male suspect ran from the scene on foot but was found less than two miles away in the 2200 block of Riverwood Place Drive. He was taken into custody by police. Police did not identify the victim or provide any further details Monday afternoon.

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‘This is a time for sober reflection and an opportunity to right the ship of transparent and accountable government.’ COUNCIL MEMBER TIM FITCH R-3RD DISTRICT

‘When I called for the county executive to step down a few weeks ago, it was with great hope that we as a community could put the dysfunction behind us. Now we have the opportunity to move forward. I’m ready.’ COUNCIL MEMBER MARK HARDER R-7TH DISTRICT

‘While this is a sad day for our County Government, this is also a real opportunity for all of us to move forward. I would ask that people pray for both Democrats and Republicans in County Government as we move through the events in the coming days. Assuredly, the County Council will act in a bipartisan manner to keep the government moving forward with stability and transparency.’ COUNCIL MEMBER LISA CLANCY D-5TH DISTRICT

‘When so many people, both in and outside this administration, chose to look the other way, @stltoday didn’t. And neither did the County Council.’ COUNTY ASSESSOR JAKE ZIMMERMAN

‘Today, all of us who care about fairness and honesty must recommit ourselves to doing the work of the people who pay our salaries. … I call on all my fellow County leaders: let’s work together to clean up this mess and restore the public trust.’

STEVE STENGER RESIGNS

M 1 • TUESDAY • 04.30.2019

TONY’S TAKE

Smart money is on the feds as Stenger scheme keeps unraveling TONY MESSENGER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

When Steve Stenger needed somebody to pick up a check, Dave Tilley was his guy. Tilley is the chairman of the St. Peters-based Central County Fire & Rescue board of directors. He’s also president of the Missouri Association of Career Fire Protection Districts. It’s an innocent-enough sounding name for an organization, representing 27 fire districts in the St. Louis region. Tilley has a third job. He’s Stenger’s bag man. That’s clear in the federal indictment that was handed down Monday charging Stenger with bribery, mail fraud and theft of honest services. He resigned as St. Louis County executive shortly after the news broke. The indictment specifically mentions the MACFPD political committee as one that Stenger used for fundraising. The guy who raises money for both Stenger’s campaign and the fire district committee? None other than Dave Tilley. He appears on Page 15 of the federal indictment. It’s March 31, 2016, and Stenger wants $2,500 from John Rallo, the star of the 44-page document. Rallo was leveraging campaign donations for contracts that Stenger was arranging through the St. Louis County Economic Development

Partnership and the St. Louis County Port Authority. “John, is there a way we would be able to get your ($2,500) ... in the next few days,” Stenger apparently texted. “Do you want me to bring it to you?” Rallo responded. “Dave or (Anna Noll) will get it,” Stenger responded. “That’s what they do.” He added a smiley face for good measure. Nobody in Stenger World is smiling today. It was a little more than a year after that exchange when I first reported that Stenger was using MACFPD as a place to park corporate donations from donors seeking to bypass a state ban on making such donations directly to candidates. Many of those donors were seeking contracts with the county. At the time, MACFPD had passed to Stenger’s campaign account $36,500 of the $38,750 that it had raised. The county executive, through spokesman Ed Rhode, scoffed it off: “To suggest any impropriety over $36,000 in campaign contributions is reckless and irresponsible propaganda,” Rhode said. By the time the last election cycle was over, MACFPD had raised more than $220,000 in donations, many of them from corporations, that ended up in Stenger’s coffers. But that wasn’t good enough. The federal indictment mentions another new political action committee as one Stenger was using as well. This one is called the Regional

Leadership PAC, and it was set up by Tilley’s son, Kyle, who also works for his dad at the fire district. Both committees use Gary Donovan as their treasurer. Donovan works for Central County Fire as an assistant chief and is the executive director of MACFPD. Regional Leadership PAC was set up on Feb. 20, just a couple of months ago. It’s raised $35,000, nearly all from corporations who have done business with the county. The only money it has paid out so far is $6,250 to Dave Tilley’s fundraising company. Where was the rest of that money intended to go? That may well be a question the federal investigators are still trying to answer. It’s impossible to read the Stenger indictment and not expect more charges to follow. The good news for taxpayers in Central County Fire & Rescue is that if the feds come calling, the district has obtained wellconnected representation. In December, the fire district issued a bid for legal services. Bids were to be turned in to Donovan. A month later, in closed session, the board, led by Tilley, chose a new attorney. Her name is Allison Stenger. She’s married to the former county executive who on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges that outline an extensive pay-to-play scheme that at its core was about using campaign donations to trade for political favors. The bag man delivers again. Tony Messenger • 314-340-8518 @tonymess on Twitter tmessenger@post-dispatch.com

Council will remain split between parties until election to fill Page’s seat

GOV. MIKE PARSON

‘Disappointing news from St. Louis County today, resignation was the right thing to do. Our office stands ready to assist the new County leadership in anyway we can to move forward.’

STATE AUDITOR NICOLE GALLOWAY

‘The serious allegations regarding Steve Stenger are deeply disturbing. In 2017, my office clearly outlined the process for the county council to initiate an audit to thoroughly investigate concerns with contracts. Stenger’s actions made it clear then, as it is now, there was no real intention of ensuring a full accounting of taxpayers’ dollars. I encourage the county council to act now so citizens can get the answers they deserve.’

SEN. JAMILAH NASHEED

D-ST. LOUIS

‘I don’t get joy in seeing anyone’s downfall but we all have to make the bed we lie in. Praying for his wife and children.’

REP. DOUG BECK

D-SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY

‘I think it’s good for the county that he did resign now and try to get this past us, hopefully, and move on. It’s a shame that anybody uses their office — and again, he’s not been proven guilty or anything else — but that anybody would use their office for some sort of gain.’ BETTY VAN UUM

FIRST WOMAN ELECTED TO THE COUNTY COUNCIL, IN 1974 AS A DEMOCRAT

‘It’s a sad day for our community to be facing this turmoil. St. Louis deserves better.’ ST. LOUIS MAYOR LYDA KREWSON

‘These are very serious charges. This clearly would’ve had a negative effect on the county executive’s ability to govern. That affects the whole region. The county executive made the right decision in resigning. I will work with the new county exec.’

ED RHODE

SPOKESMAN FOR MERGER CAMPAIGN UNITED STL AND FORMER CAMPAIGN ORGANIZER FOR STENGER

‘While the reunification effort is unaffected by today’s development, we do believe that it underscores the need for change and the potential benefit of reforming and streamlining St. Louis Government.’

ROBERT COHEN • rcohen@post-dispatch.com.

St. Louis County Council Chairman Sam Page listens as Council Vice Chairwoman Hazel Erby calls for public comment before a vote for the new county executive during an emergency meeting Monday after Steve Stenger’s resignation. PAGE • FROM A1

hold us accountable.” Council member Rochelle Walton Gray, D-4th District, nominated Page for the position. Council Vice Chairwoman Hazel Erby, D-1st District, who had also been seeking the position, voted against the measure. Page abstained. Gray said after the meeting that she had not known before the meeting that Erby was interested and that she had given her support to Page first. The decision to appoint a county executive was unpopular with several members of the County Council audience, who applauded Erby when she asked the council to delay the vote to allow for public comment. The council invites public comment only at regular meetings and public hearings. Paul Berry III, a Republican who lost to Stenger in the general election, stormed out of the meeting, yelling, “I’ll see you in court, Page!” “How do we take a vote tonight if we don’t have public input?” Erby said before the vote. She said the county had just been through a trauma and needed time to heal before rushing into a vote. “My heart goes out to our citizens and to our former county executive as well,” she said. “This has not been a joy to me. It’s been sad, and I think our county citizens should be able to weigh in on this.” Lisa Clancy, D-5th District, said she was disappointed by the Stenger indictment “but I’m also concerned that we do not have a county executive right now and that’s impacting

people. I think we need to make a quick decision on this. And I’ve been hearing from people for weeks about whom they would like to see in this position.” Mark Mantovani, the Ladue businessman who narrowly lost to Stenger in the August Democratic primary, had tried to lobby the council to pick him. His supporters said they were disappointed they did not have more time to make their case. Joan Bray, a former state senator and representative who supported Mantovani, noted that the council had repealed a county code in February effectively streamlining the process the council must take for making hires. “It’s so they could do this tonight,” she said. But the Rev. Phillip Duvall, a civil rights activist and frequent speaker at council meetings, said he felt the county had been in a crisis. “Personally, I understand the urgency to have someone fill that seat. Based on the vote count of 5-1, our elected officials spoke, and I have to respect that. The vision and continuity of government must go on outside of personal politics.” Erby said after the meeting that she didn’t like the maneuvering over the past several days to line up votes for Page, although she would not get into details. “I just hope we don’t have what we’ve had in the past. And that’s what I saw this week. I saw promises and commitments. You know, you have to be careful about the promises you make.” Speaking to a group of journalists, she said, “I just ask you all to stay

woke and pay attention.” But Erby said she thought her longtime ally on the council was a “decent person” and that she was optimistic he would do a good job as leader. By losing Page to the executive branch, the Democrats ceded their 4-3 advantage on the council. The council will remain split until a special election to fill Page’s seat. The majority party gets to appoint the body’s chair and vice chair. With neither party in the majority, it was not immediately clear who would ascend to lead the council. Page said, “As county executive, I will treat this council with the respect that it deserves. I look forward to working with each of you as we lead St. Louis County through the challenges that lay ahead of us.” Tim Fitch, R-3rd District, said filling the vacant executive seat could not be delayed because it was “truly an emergency.” “Any legislation that we pass, any major decision that needs to be made has to have the county executive’s input and signature, and there was no reason to delay it,” Fitch said. “If we would have done this tomorrow night, the outcome will have been the same, in my opinion.” Page showed his leadership ability in his two terms as the council chairman, Fitch said. Page was also the “most bipartisan” member of the council, Fitch said. “He didn’t have to include Republicans in many of these discussions, and he always did,” he said. “We didn’t always cast the vote the same way, but I think he was always fair about it.”


04.30.2019 • Tuesday • M 1

STEVE STENGER RESIGNS

sT. LOuIs POsT-dIsPaTCH • A5

Federal investigation began early last year STENGER • FROM A1

Stenger, 47, of Clayton, appeared in U.S. District Court at 1 p.m. with his lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, who told reporters outside that his client was not taking questions. The judge entered a not-guilty plea for Stenger. He was released without bail, typical for a defendant in a case that does not involve violence. No date was set for his next appearance. If convicted, he could spend at least a handful of years in prison because of the amount of money that was alleged to be involved in the scheme. Stenger, a lawyer and accountant, has agreed to surrender his law license. Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Goldsmith told reporters the indictment was the result of an investigation that began in early 2018, that involved his staff, the FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the IRS criminal investigations unit, and included cooperation from witnesses. He said the investigation was continuing. The investigation, Goldsmith said, was timed so that it would have no impact on Stenger’s bid for reelection in 2018, pursuant to Department of Justice policy. Investigators monitored or recorded a significant number of meetings and phone calls and obtained call records. He said the evidence gathered was “fairly voluminous” and included thousands of emails and texts. Explaining the “honest services” charge, Goldsmith said Stenger deprived the residents of St. Louis County of his honest services by accepting bribes and operating a “pay to play” scheme. Outside of the courthouse after the hearing Rosenblum said, “Obviously, it’s been a very difficult day for Steve.” Rosenblum said after the hearing that the indictment was “not a surprise” and that he had been in discussions with federal prosecutors. He declined to answer questions about how, and whether, Stenger would fight the case. Asked whether Stenger’s resignation and the forfeiture of his law license had been coordinated with prosecutors, Rosenblum said, “I’m not answering any more questions.” Prosecutors said in a statement that from October 2014 to Dec. 31, 2018, “Stenger and various individuals and companies schemed to defraud and deprive the citizens of St. Louis County of their right to his honest and faithful services, and the honest and faithful services of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership’s Chief Executive Officer, through bribery and the concealment of material information.” Stenger, prosecutors said, sought and accepted “campaign contributions from individuals and their companies in exchange for favorable official action, and for individuals and their companies to enrich themselves and their companies by secretly obtaining favorable action for themselves and for their companies, through corrupt means.” The indictment claims Stenger sought to help a campaign donor, John Rallo, and his companies to get insurance contracts from the county in 2015 and 2016, and a 2016 consulting contract through the St. Louis County Port Authority. Stenger also helped a Rallo company, Wellston Holdings LLC, obtain options to purchase two properties in Wellston, which were held by the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority. Stenger also helped a company that is not named in the indictment get a 20192021 state lobbying contract from the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. Partnership records indicate the company is lobbying firm John Bardgett & Associates, which already held the contract with the Partnership and had a long relationship with its predecessor, the St. Louis County Economic Council. Stenger lied in public statements and took other actions to cover up the crimes, the indictment says. At an Oct. 23, 2014, dinner while Stenger was campaigning, Rallo complained that “he was tired of giving money to politicians and not getting anything in return,” the indictment says. The indictment says Rallo had no such problems with Stenger. Rallo repeatedly made political donations to Stenger before his election with the understanding that he would get contracts from the county or associated entities, and continued to do so afterward as part of Stenger’s “trustee program” — those who donated $2,500 every three months, the indictment says.

WELLSTON CONTRACTS

In 2016, Sweeney directed partnership staff to help Rallo and two investors buy two properties in Wellston that the county spent millions of dollars clearing and preparing, the indictment says. She set the “must exceed” prices at $250,000 and $255,499 knowing Rallo’s group might be the only bidder, it says, and helped them revise their bids so they would win when another bidder entered. Post-Dispatch investigations in 2017 and 2018 put a spotlight on the deals with Rallo. The indictment noted that when a reporter sought information in August 2017 about the Wellston deal, Sheila Sweeney, CEO of the Partnership appointed by Stenger, instructed Rallo not to talk to the reporter. “No don’t meet him,” Sweeney texted back. “Trying to make the Steve & you connection.” Sweeney instructed Rallo to remove his name from public filings connecting him to Cardinal Consulting as a way to cover Stenger and, she added, “me too!!!” In May 2018, Stenger told Rallo not to talk to Post-Dispatch reporters, according to the indictment. The indictment did not make it clear whether the conversation was in texts or if it was a recorded phone conversation. “You can’t talk to the f---ing press,” Stenger told him. “I bent over f---ing

DAVID CARSON • dcarson@post-dispatch.com

Former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger is surrounded by reporters as he walks out of the federal courthouse in St. Louis on Monday, where he was charged with bribery, mail fraud and theft of honest service.

into low staff morale and high turnover at the Partnership, the agency’s procurement practices and the awarding of contracts to Stenger’s campaign donors. Several former employees told the Post-Dispatch that Stenger essentially ran the office through Sweeney.

THE SUBPOENA

ROBERT COHEN • rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Goldsmith speaks with reporters Monday following the first appearance in federal court by former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger.

backwards for you, and I asked you one simple f---ing thing, don’t talk to the f--ing press. And I’m telling you, you’re gonna f---ing kill yourself, alright, you’re gonna kill yourself with this shit.” Stenger told Rallo the paper’s interest would die down after he won his August primary. “Our goal is not to give him anything. This is just a rehash of what he already has. Rehash of that same old story. It’s gonna pass in August, because the reason for what they’re doing is gonna die ... I’m winning in the polls ... it’ll go away.”

AN EXTRA $30,000

The indictment also revealed why Rallo’s Cardinal Consulting had been paid $130,000 on a contract for which he had bid $100,000, an inconsistency explored by the Post-Dispatch. According to the charges, Stenger directed Sweeney to have Rallo forward the $30,000 balance to an individual, identified by the initials “JC,” who had helped with Stenger’s political campaign. Rallo did not know JC, and JC did not do any work for the payment, according to the indictment. According to sources, “JC” is John Cross, a local political operative. He could not be reached Monday. Lawyers for Sweeney and Rallo said Monday they would not comment. The indictment also demonstrated Stenger’s disdain for subordinates who refused to carry out orders to direct county business to his donors. He described Mike Chapman, one of his earliest policy advisers, as a “major pain in the ass.” And when Director of Administration Pamela Reitz would not go along with awarding an insurance contract to Rallo, Stenger wrote to adviser Jeff Wagener that “I am absolutely done with her. As soon as a replacement can be found I want her gone.” The indictment also alleges that in late 2018 Stenger directed his chief of staff Bill Miller and senior policy adviser Jeff Wagener to strongarm Sweeney into agreeing to award a Partnership lobbying contract to the unnamed company — John Bardgett & Associates — that had donated to Stenger. The company and its principal had donated about $59,000 to Stenger, according to the indictment. Excerpts of conversations at different locations recorded by federal investigators strongly point to the possibility that someone in Stenger’s inner circle had been wearing a wire. Miller on Tuesday told the Post-Dispatch, “I don’t have anything to say.” And Wagener, asked if he knew how his conversations were recorded, said he had no comment. On Nov. 19, 2018, Stenger was recorded as saying, “Why don’t the three of you [Miller, Wagener and Curran] go over there and talk to her [Sweeney]. Have, not a pressure, twist your arm shit, but talk to her and say, look at, Sheila, there are some real reasons why we can’t see this go the wrong way. Because this will f--- everything in the world up.” And he said that if Sweeney wanted to go with a competing company, “the Board’s

going to reverse her. We’ve got too many people on the Board.” Stenger had claimed in interviews that he did not try to influence Partnership decisions. At Sweeney’s direction, the Partnership in December awarded a three-year contract to John Bardgett & Associates worth $149,000 in 2019, $151,000 in 2020 and $153,000 in 2021. In a statement, John Bardgett said his firm had worked for 31 years with St. Louis County and its economic development organizations. “This has occurred through the administrations of 5 county executives of different party affiliations — we do not, have not and never will place any conditions on any contribution to any organization,” he said in an email. St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson said Monday that Stenger made the right decision to resign. “These are very serious charges,” she wrote on Twitter. “This clearly would’ve had a negative effect on the county executive’s ability to govern. That affects the whole region. The County Executive made the right decision in resigning. I will work with the new County Exec.”

CLOUDS BUILD

Despite a bitter cold war with a bipartisan majority on the County Council, Stenger appeared to be at the top of St. Louis’ political world as recently as weeks ago, enjoying wide support from unions and business leaders. After raising an unprecedented $4.4 million for his reelection, he narrowly vanquished a deep-pocketed primary foe in Mark Mantovani and easily dispatched Republican Paul Berry III in the general election. He was sworn into his second term on Jan. 1, promising “transformational” change in affordable housing, access to medical care and unemployment. Days later came news that the nonprofit advocacy group Better Together was planning to launch a campaign to put a merger of St. Louis city and county on a statewide ballot in November 2020. The plan called for Stenger to emerge as the metro city’s first mayor. Even so, clouds were building over his political future. Post-Dispatch investigations pointed to several instances, including the deals involving Rallo, where county contracts went to Stenger’s political donors. Stenger’s council rivals launched an ethics probe and called for state and federal investigations into the county’s long-term lease for office space at the former Northwest Plaza, which is owned by developers who gave Stenger’s campaign $365,000. Stenger repeatedly denied any quid pro quo and complained about the newspaper’s coverage of his administration and its “misleading and tiresome” focus on the county’s relationships with his campaign benefactors. In July, two council members said their sources told them federal agents had tailed Sweeney. The Partnership board forced her out following Post-Dispatch investigations

A federal subpoena issued to St. Louis County on March 21 sought records of every contract and grant issued by the county since Stenger took office on Jan. 1, 2015. It also sought personnel files for five people he hired as well as records of all his communications. Page, then St. Louis County Council chairman, revealed the subpoena’s existence to a Post-Dispatch reporter in an interview on March 24, a Sunday morning. That same day, Better Together executive director Nancy Rice told Post-Dispatch metro columnist Tony Messenger that the statewide ballot initiative was being redrawn to remove Stenger as metro mayor. The Partnership confirmed later that week that it was cooperating with three federal subpoenas served to itself and two county agencies it staffs — the St. Louis County Port Authority and the St. Louis County Land Clearance for Redevelopment Agency. Stenger attempted to spin the bombshell as a routine event in the course of an executive’s political career, noting that the U.S. government had previously commanded St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and former St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley’s administrations to turn over records, and that he wasn’t the target of the subpoena. But Slay and Dooley immediately rebutted his comments, saying the government had never subpoenaed records of their communications. Days later, Goldsmith clarified in a letter that the county should start by turning over records from a list of grants and contracts — most of them involving Stenger’s campaign donors. As the county began producing records to comply with the subpoena, the ranks within Stenger’s inner circle began to thin. Chief of staff Miller quit on April 12, followed by senior policy adviser Lance LeComb on April 16. Other senior staff members in his office, Tom Curran and Linda Henry, also decided to retire. University of Missouri-St. Louis political scientist Dave Robertson said some politicians feel bulletproof after getting into office. “It’s easy for people who have their validation from voters to feel that they are entitled to use a lot of power and some of those individuals use that power for things that are illegal — that’s what’s at stake here,” he said. “Ask a few former Illinois governors about that.” He said the Stenger case comes at a time in politics when candidates want “massive election war chests.” “Lots of politicians feel that its essential for them to scare off challengers by accumulating a lot of money,” he said. “There’s no reason to think that most politicians commonly violate the law as is charged in this case.” “Hubris,” he added, “makes you dumb.” Ed Rhode, Stenger’s former campaign organizer and spokesman for the merger campaign Unite STL, said Monday in a statement: “While the reunification effort is unaffected by today’s development, we do believe that it underscores the need for change and the potential benefit of reforming and streamlining St. Louis Government.” It was a stunning end to a political career that saw Stenger rise from two terms on the council to oust a seemingly entrenched County Executive Charlie Dooley in the Democratic primary in 2014, then narrowly defeat Republican Rick Stream in the general election that year. The day of Stenger’s announcement that he intended to challenge Dooley, he told a reporter in an interview that his top priority was “restoring integrity to St. Louis County government.” David Hunn and Jesse Bogan of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report.


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STEVE STENGER RESIGNS

M 1 • TUeSDAy • 04.30.2019

KEY PLAYERS & EVENTS IN THEIR OWN WORDS

SHEILA SWEENEY Sweeney, a longtime member of the St. Louis County Port Authority board, became head of the St. Louis Economic Development partnership in August 2015 at Stenger’s recommendation. Her staff oversaw the St. Louis County Port Authority and St. Louis County Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, which awarded two contracts detailed in the Stenger indictment. The Partnership board forced her out in January after the Post-Dispatch reported that Stenger essentially ran the office through Sweeney.

The indictment quotes liberally from communications — many of them via text messaging — between Steve Stenger and others in his administration. Here are excerpts: APRIL 15, 2015

Rallo: I have a doc that I need to send you that will provide an overview with bullet points as to why this [Cardinal’s insurance plan] unequivocally makes sense for the County. Good to use as a reference for our conversation. What address should I send it to?? Stenger: Sstenger@lawsaintlouis. com. Plus I will see you tomorrow night [at a fundraiser]. SEPT. 17, 2015

JOHN RALLO

Rallo worked in insurance, but his family had made a name for itself in St. Louis in the construction industry decades ago. Rallo was introduced to Stenger in October 2014, during Stenger’s successful campaign for St. Louis County executive. He agreed to donate thousands of dollars to Stenger in exchange for Stenger’s help winning county contracts for his insurance firm. While the insurance contracts did not work out, Rallo would later win a $130,000 marketing contract from the St. Louis County Port Authority and he and partners would win a contract to buy two large pieces of real estate in Wellston owned by the St. Louis County Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority. SORKIS WEBBE JR. A fundraiser for Stenger and a longtime friend of Rallo, Webbe introduced the two at Sam’s Steakhouse in south St. Louis County in October 2014. Webbe, identified in the indictment only as “SW,” is a former St. Louis alderman who in 1986 was sentenced to prison as part of an investigation into the awarding of a cable television franchise. In 2015, Webbe attended a meeting with Sweeney and Rallo about the Port Authority contract. He later was paid $12,000 from Rallo’s Port Authority contract as a reward for introducing Rallo to Stenger, according to the indictment. Webbe declined to comment on that, saying he had many business relationships with Rallo and had not read the indictment. JOHN CROSS Identified in the indictment only as “JC,” sources tell the Post-Dispatch it is John Cross. Sweeney increased Rallo’s Port Authority contract to $130,000 from $100,000 in order to pay Cross for efforts supporting Stenger during the 2014 election. He was ultimately paid $25,000 from the contract, according to the indictment. COREY CHRISTANELL Rallo introduced his business partner, Christanell, to Stenger on May 4, 2016. Christanell, who is not named in the indictment, gave Stenger a $10,000 contribution. He and Rallo would give Stenger about $50,000 total from 2014 through 2018. Christanell and Rallo were two of the members of a company that in 2017 bought two large industrial parks from the St. Louis County Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, which is staffed by the Partnership. JEFF WAGENER

A top Stenger policy adviser, Wagener is a member of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership board and often relayed Stenger’s directives to Sweeney, according to the indictment. He was one of the Stenger officials who was part of a pressure campaign in late 2018 to get Sweeney to approve a lobbying contract with John Bardgett & Associates. BILL MILLER Miller was Stenger’s chief of staff from December 2017 until this month, when he resigned. A former official in Gov. Jay Nixon’s administration, he sits on the Economic Development Partnership board and was part of the effort to pressure Sweeney into renewing the contract for John Bardgett & Associates.

Page compiled by P-D reporter Jacob Barker

POST-DISPATCH

In this July 2014 photo, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and challenger Steve Stenger talk before a candidate forum. Stenger beat Dooley in the Democratic primary the following month.

Aug. 5, 2014 • County Councilman Steve Stenger, who represented south St. Louis County, defeats incumbent St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley in the Democratic Party primary. Oct. 23, 2014 • Insurance company owner John Rallo is introduced to Stenger by a close friend, “SW.” Sorkis J. Webbe Jr. confirmed Monday that he set up the meeting. Webbe is a former St. Louis alderman who was sentenced in 1986 on charges relating to the award of a cable television franchise. Rallo makes his first $5,000 campaign donation to Stenger with the understanding that Stenger would help him get insurance contracts if he won the general election for county executive. Nov. 4, 2014 • Stenger defeats Republican Rick Stream in the general election for St. Louis County executive. After his victory, Stenger visits Rallo’s Clayton office and asks that Rallo recruit other political donors to Stenger’s campaign. Rallo agrees and asks Stenger to help his Cardinal Insurance get a county contract for employee voluntary benefits insurance. Stenger agrees. Summer 2015 • Though Rallo continues to make political donations and Stenger assures him he will get the insurance contract, St. Louis County pulls its request ROBERT COHEN • rcohen@post-dispatch.com for proposals and remains with Democrat Steve Stenger (left) and Republican Rick Stream, vying the incumbent insurance provider. for county executive, conclude their debate at the University of Rallo and Stenger instead turn their Missouri-St. Louis on Oct. 14, 2014. attention to a potential consulting contract, which Rallo says could make up for the “insurance mishap.” Stenger tells Rallo that the St. Louis County Port Authority, overseen by staff at the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, has money that could be used for a consulting contract. August 2015 • Sheila Sweeney takes over as interim CEO of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership “at Stenger’s recommendation, and Stenger told Rallo that Sweeney would do what Stenger told her to do.” The Partnership board is officially in charge of hiring an executive director, and while members say they paid for a national search for a CEO, sources told the Post-Dispatch only Sweeney’s name was forwarded to the whole board. She’s named CEO in October. October 2015 • Rallo meets with Sweeney about a consulting contract through the Port Authority. Webbe attends. He and Rallo had discussed sharing some of the contract’s proceeds as “payback” for Webbe introducing Rallo to Stenger. Rallo eventually pays Webbe $12,000 for the introduction. April 2016 • Rallo recruits a business partner to become a “trustee” political donor to Stenger. The business partner is not named in the indictment but is Corey Christanell, according to Post-Dispatch reporting. The next month, Christanell would give a $10,000 donation to Stenger. In all, the two would donate approximately $50,000 to Stenger’s campaign. May 2016 • At Stenger’s direction, Sweeney has the Port Authority award a $100,000 marketing contract to Rallo’s Cardinal Creative Consulting, despite Rallo’s lack of marketing experience. Other firms submitted lower bids and had marketing experience, as previously reported by the Post-Dispatch. June 2016 • Sweeney increases the Cardinal Creative contract to $130,000 without telling the Port Authority board and tells Rallo to pay the extra $30,000 to “JC,” who is identified as a “close associate of a public official who had helped Stenger get out the vote in the November 2014” election. “JC” is political consultant John Cross, multiple sources tell the Post-Dispatch. Sept. 15, 2016 • Sweeney meets with Rallo and a business partner to discuss buying two Wellston industrial parks owned by the St. Louis County Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, which is staffed by the Partnership. Sweeney begins providing information to Rallo and his group about the properties and gives advice to the group on its bid, as previously reported by the Post-Dispatch. The LCRA would go on to award the group both bids for the real estate.

JACOB BARKER • jbarker@post-dispatch.com

The entrance to the empty Plymouth Industrial Park on Page Avenue in Wellston. St. Louis County sold it to investors who included donors to Steve Stenger.

Aug. 27, 2017 • Post-Dispatch reports on the Wellston real estate deal. Sweeney tells Rallo not to speak with the newspaper “in an effort to conceal the schemes,” according to the indictment. Feb. 5, 2018 • Post-Dispatch reports on the Cardinal Creative contract with the Port Authority.

May and June 2018 • Stenger tells Rallo not to talk to the Post-Dispatch about the contracts, saying the county will respond to the reporter: “Our goal is not to give him anything. This is just a rehash of what he already has.” Aug. 7, 2018 • Stenger beats challenger Mark Mantovani in a close Democratic Party primary election. He cruises to reelection in November against a little-known Republican challenger.

CHRISTIAN GOODEN • cgooden@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger thanks supporters after declaring victory in his primary race against Mark Mantovani on Aug. 7, 2018.

November 2018 • St. Louis Economic Development Partnership issues request for proposals for a lobbying firm to represent it in the Missouri capital. Company One, which the Post-Dispatch has identified as John Bardgett & Associates, had been a lobbyist for the county’s economic development arm for many years. Since Stenger’s 2014 election, John Bardgett & Associates “and its principal owner” contributed approximately $59,000 to Stenger. Stenger and his staff pressure Sweeney to renew the firm’s lobbying contract.

December 2018 • At Sweeney’s direction, the Partnership awards a three-year contract to John Bardgett & Associates worth $149,000 in 2019, $151,000 in 2020 and $153,000 in 2021. Jan. 4, 2019 • Partnership board forces Sweeney out following Post-Dispatch investigation into her running of the office and Stenger’s political involvement. Later that month, Better Together, the group pushing to combine St. Louis and St. Louis County, releases its proposal, which would have made Stenger the unelected metro mayor until 2025. March 24, 2019 • Post-Dispatch reports that U.S. attorney’s office had subpoenaed records from St. Louis County, many related to political donors to Stenger who had county contracts. Better Together immediately amends its petition to remove Stenger as the future metro mayor. April 29, 2019 • Stenger resigns after he is indicted.

Stenger: Jeff and John: this is a group text with John Rallo and Jeff Wagener. I need to put u guys together for a meeting to discuss Montel (Williams) acting as a spokesperson and doing pr rehab for county thru Econ council (Partnership) as Jeff and I discussed earlier today. Please set asap. Jeff Wagener: OK Rallo: Jeff, I’ll reach out to you tomorrow to set something up. Thanks Steve. OCT. 28, 2015

Rallo: Spoke w/ Sheila re: Montel… sounds like things are not going to move forward. Diametrically different from our conversation in your office. Let me know if you have a min to talk. Stenger: The 350k won’t work for their budget but some other amount would. Rallo: I understand. What is the number? Would like to discuss with you. MARCH 31, 2016

Stenger: John is there a way we would be able to get your 2500 for the quarter dated 3.31 in the next few days so we could count it for this quarter. We are trying to hit 300k for the quarter and it would be helpful. Rallo: Will be in my office by noon. Will have a check ready by 1:00 for pick up or I could mail it. Let me know Stenger: Perfect thank you we r in building next door. Rallo: Do you want me to bring it to you? Stenger: No but thank you Dave or Anna will get it. That’s what they do :) [Dave Tilly and Anna Noll were fundraisers for Stenger] Rallo: Check is ready! Need 5 min call to go over a concern I have on the insurance RFP… are u avail later today? Stenger: John what is your suite no Rallo: 850… time for a quick call? Stenger: Sure Rallo: Spoke with Jeff Wagener & (St. Louis County Director of Administration) Pam Reitz… think we’re on the right path [regarding insurance contract]. Thanks Stenger: If it looks off in any way let me know early Rallo: Will do. Be sure and have someone send me info on [upcoming Stenger fundraiser] at the Blues game. I’m out of town on 4/12 & 4/13, but other that count me in for at least 1 Stenger: Will do we have it down APRIL 21, 2016

Rallo: I might want to take another Trustee spot… fill you in tomorrow Stenger: OK. I like that Rallo: I figured you wouldn’t mind ;-) SEPT. 27, 2016

Rallo: Got a sec? Sweeney: I’m at happy hour. Can we text. I can’t hear! Rallo: I’ll send you a draft of our response to (former Partnership General Counsel) Dustin Allison’s email, just wanted to get your thoughts prior to us submitting. Sweeney: Send the response. And forward his email. Send it to smsco@sbcglobal.net. Rallo: Is smsco@sbcglobal.net your personal email? Sweeney: Yes. Rallo: Perfect! Have one for me. AUG. 8, 2017

Rallo: Jacob Barker from the Post contacted [Wellston Holdings, LLC partner] and was asking a bunch of questions about Wellston & wants to meet tomorrow morning and go to the site… thoughts??? Call when free. Thx Sweeney: I have a Port meeting at 4:00. Just got Post Sunshine request on Wellston Holdings… Don’t talk if they call you. F---. No don’t meet him. Trying to make the Steve & you connection. What did [Wellston Holdings, LLC partner] say? F---. I’m in Port meeting. Can’t talk. Shit. I hope he didn’t say anything. NOV. 19, 2018

Stenger: Why don’t the three of you [Miller, Wagener, and (Stenger adviser Tom) Curran] go over there and talk to her [Sweeney]. Have, not a pressure, twist your arm shit, but talk to her and say, look at, Sheila, there are some real reasons why we can’t see this go the wrong way. Because this will f--- everything in the world up. You can’t do that. I mean, what is wrong with her? William Miller: She’ll say, I’m about to get my budget cut… Stenger: Who cares, as long as this happens… I’m about this close to pulling the trigger and saying get the f--- out of here.


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Judge orders Gardner to provide data sought in probe BY JOEL CURRIER st. Louis Post-dispatch

ST. LOUIS • A St. Louis judge on Monday ordered the circuit attorney to turn over documents sought by a special prosecutor investigating the office, following weeks of court skirmishes over the issue. Circuit Judge Michael Mullen granted the special prosecutor’s motion to compel St. Louis’ top prosecutor to turn over user names and passwords so that city police can seize records from the

office’s server. The search warrant in question seeks six months of electronic data including emails and attachments Tisaby on the servers of Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner’s office as part of a monthslong grand jury investigation of William Don Tisaby, a former FBI agent Gardner hired to investigate then-Gov. Eric Greitens. Gardner’s office and the spe-

cial prosecutor have been locked in battles since the warrant was issued Feb. 21. Mullen’s order on Monday followed a 75-minute hearing in which Gerard “Jerry” Carmody, the special prosecutor, and Kobie Flowers, one of a halfdozen private attorneys Gardner has hired, argued merits of the search warrant. “Never did I dream that the chief prosecutor of the city of St. Louis would resist so much the pursuit of justice,” Carmody told the judge. Flowers spent about 30 min-

utes Monday arguing how the records sought are privileged material. “We are not to be punished for simply following the constitution,” Flowers said. Two revelations emerged from Monday’s hearing: Gardner’s chief investigator, Tony Box, has testified for the grand jury, as has Maurice Foxworth, one of Gardner’s consultants whom staffers have complained was practicing law on a license suspended for unpaid taxes. Foxworth has denied that he was practicing law.

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Cory Hutcheson (left), the former sheriff of Mississippi County, heads into federal court Monday in St. Louis. He was sentenced to six months in federal prison for identity theft and wire fraud.

and a Marco’s Pizza in Collinsville on March 28. He is also accused of robbing a GCS Credit Union in Collinsville on March 30, resulting in a total loss of more than $125,000. In many of the crimes, the robbers used a yellow Chevrolet Camaro as a getaway vehicle, according to court documents. Rhines was pulled over and arrested after he was spotted in a car matching the vehicle’s description. Police found more than $1,500 inside, court documents say. ST. LOUIS > Former Mississippi County sheriff sentenced to six months • A former Missouri sheriff who was accused of actions ranging from fraud to assault to playing a role in an inmate’s death

was sentenced Monday to six months in federal prison. Former Mississippi County Sheriff Cory Hutcheson, 35, was originally charged with 28 federal counts but pleaded guilty in November to just two: wire fraud and identity theft. Hutcheson resigned after the guilty plea and is forbidden from working as a law enforcement officer ever again. Federal prosecutors say that during a three-year period from when Hutcheson was a deputy through the first months of his tenure as sheriff, he uploaded fraudulent documents to a law enforcement database to obtain the location of more than 200 cellphone users. The process known as “pinging” was used to track the whereabouts of a judge, a former sheriff and several

others in law enforcement. Hutcheson has never explained his motive. Hutcheson also was charged with assault, robbery and making a false declaration in state court. It wasn’t immediately clear if those charges would be dropped now that he’s headed to prison. The Missouri attorney general’s office didn’t immediately reply to messages seeking comment. Hutcheson apologized to his victims, the court and his family, many of whom were in the courtroom. “There’s nothing I can do to take it back,” he said. “I’m sorry.” (Associated Press)

Police probe officer-involved shooting in Ladue TASER • FROM A1

to discuss the shooting. Police have not named the officer. The alleged shoplifter, a 33-year-old woman, is expected to survive her wounds but remains hospitalized. Police have not released her name and she has not been charged. The shooting happened last week outside a Schnucks grocery at 8867 Ladue Road, near Interstate 170. Schnuck Markets said two women each pushed a grocery cart of items they did not pay for past a self-checkout area, including hundreds of dollars of meat and fish, said sources familiar with the incident. When Schnucks workers stopped them at the door, one of the women abandoned her cart and ran out of the store. The second woman, holding balloons she had paid for, grabbed some unpaid items from her cart, and, after a brief struggle with one of the workers, ran out of the store, too. Ladue police were called about 3 p.m. St. Louis County police, who are investigating the shooting, said the arriving officer found one of the two alleged shoplifters in the parking lot. She told the officer she had been injured during an altercation in the store. Noble said his client arrived at Schnucks to find a woman standing on an island in the parking lot, complaining of in-

juries. The officer then called for an ambulance and tried to ask her what happened. “The woman seemed to be not right,” Noble said. The officer tried to handcuff the woman, but she broke free and started running, Noble said. The officer chased after her, yelling for her to stop. “The officer drew what she believed to be her Taser and screamed ‘Taser! Taser! Taser!’ and discharged what ended up being her weapon,” Noble said. She fired her pistol once, and when the woman went down, she “realized her mistake and immediately rendered first aid,” Noble said. The officer pulled her 9 mm Glock from a holster on her right hip, Noble said. The Taser was holstered just inside her left hip. “You’re talking about a police officer who for 13 years has never drawn her Taser ever,” Noble said. “She’s, like, literally running, and you know how tunnel vision kicks in.” Ladue Police Chief Ken Andreski Jr. said he could not remember the last time his suburban St. Louis department had an officer-involved shooting in the town of about 8,600. The department has 26 commissioned officers. Ladue officers began carrying Tasers sometime during the mid-2000s, said department spokeswoman Susan Ryan. The department rotated the devices among officers until last year, she said, when each officer was

assigned their own Taser. Officers are trained annually, most recently in May last year. A Taser — commonly known as a stun gun — is a weapon that fires barbs attached by wires to batteries that cause an electrical current to temporarily paralyze someone. The Taser can also be used directly on a person without firing the barbs. Since 2001, there have been 15 known incidents where U.S. law enforcement officers said they mistook their service weapon for their stun gun and fired on a suspect, including one that occurred in a Pennsylvania police department holding cell in March, according to the Bucks County Courier Times. In three of the 15 cases nationwide, the suspects did not survive. In all but four cases, including the March incident, the officer was not charged with a crime, according to the newspaper. Departments across the country have tried to train their officers to draw their Taser from their weak side, in hopes that training creates new muscle memory and reduces “Taser confusion,” as it is called. But officers still make mistakes, said David Klinger, a criminologist and use-of-force expert with the University of Missouri-St. Louis. It’s a little like driving a car, he said. “Sometimes people mean to slam on their brakes, but they push the accelerator instead. It happens,” Klinger said. “Under stress, you are just going back to

what you do most of the time, and most of the time, your foot is on the gas, not on the brake pedal.” Officers most often draw their sidearm, not their Taser, he said. Perhaps the most well-known case of Taser confusion involved a fatal shooting on New Year’s Day in 2009 on Bay Area Rapid Transit, or BART, in Oakland, Calif. A jury convicted the officer of involuntary manslaughter, and a judge sentenced him to at least two years behind bars. With credit for time served, the officer was eligible for release in about seven months. In 2013, a movie, “Fruitvale Station,” was released about the shooting. St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell said during his campaign that he would seek special prosecutors to review police shooting cases. His office has declined to comment on how this case will be handled. St. Louis County police are still searching for a second woman to question about the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 314-6158634. Callers who want to remain anonymous and potentially receive a cash reward can call CrimeStoppers at 1-866371-8477.

license for the activity. The department is responding to a social media post that includes the agency’s logo. It shows a fake statement attributed to the agency that claims the state is banning

mushroom hunting on public hunting grounds, including those around lakes. It also says the state is considering implementing a $50 license for mushroom hunting, beginning Jan. 1.

None of that is true. The wildlife department said the post is a hoax. In a post on Facebook, the agency asks the public to help dispel the rumor.

Christine Byers • 314-340-8087 @christinedbyers on Twitter cbyers@post-dispatch.com Joel Currier • 314-340-8132 @joelcurrier on Twitter jcurrier@post-dispatch.com

DIGEST JEFFERSON CITY > Mushroom hunting still OK, state says • The Missouri Department of Conservation says it is not planning to ban mushroom hunting on public lands and is not considering implementing a

Joel Currier • 314-340-8132 @joelcurrier on Twitter jcurrier@post-dispatch.com

Redistricting process could be overturned under new plan

LAW & ORDER ST. LOUIS > Three charged in armed robbery spree • Three men were charged Thursday in federal court and accused of robbing 14 people in a Southampton bar along with a string of other armed robberies. Larry Rhines, 22, of Collinsville, Garry Johnson, 21, of St. Louis, and Jalon Moore, 22, of St. Louis, all face felony charges for robbery, firearms conspiracy and use of firearms during a violent crime. According to the indictment, the men were involved in five robberies at St. Louis businesses since January. In the first, police said three men robbed the Mack Bar & Grill at 4615 Macklind Avenue in the city’s Southampton neighborhood about 10 p.m. on Jan. 9. Police at the time said that the robbers stole wallets, money and phones from bar patrons in addition to taking money from the bar’s cash register. A 44-year-old man in the Mack then followed them into an alley, where one of the robbers pointed a gun at him. Police said the man feared for his safety and fired at the robbers with his gun but was unsure if he hit any of them. The other four robberies named in the charges are: • Jimmy John’s, at 6459 Chippewa Street in Lindenwood Park, on Feb. 9. • Subway, at 1151 South Kingshighway near the Grove, on Feb. 17. • Panda Express, at 4400 Hampton Avenue in Southampton, on March 18. • Sprint, at 5441 Hampton Avenue in St. Louis Hills, on March 21. Rhines was also charged April 16 by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of Illinois with bank robbery, robbing a business and using a firearm in a violent crime. In that case, he is accused of robbing a Sprint store in Fairview Heights on March 9

This month, the state’s high court rejected an appeal from Gardner and ruled the search warrant was valid but Gardner’s office has continued to resist complying with it. Mullen on Monday also denied a request from Gardner’s office for grand jury transcripts. About two hours after the judge’s ruling on Monday, police seized a circuit attorney server and took it out of the building.

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by the state auditor. On Monday, the GOP-led House decided to ask voters if they want to change the process again. The maneuver drew immediate scorn from the Missouri Democratic Party. “Missouri Republicans obviously fear the redistricting reforms voters approved by a wide margin last year. They suspect they can’t maintain the size of their majority without gerrymandering,” said party executive director Lauren Gepford. “This is yet another example of the Republican majority in the Legislature asserting that they know better than the people of Missouri.” In the new ballot initiative, Republicans propose to go back to having a committee take on the redistricting task rather than one appointed individual. Legislative leaders would nominate and appoint a group of residents who would redraw district boundaries shortly after the 2020 census results are revealed. Lawmakers have gone back and forth over the course of the session about whether Missourians fully knew what they voted for. Clean Missouri, packaged as an ethics reform effort, included lobbyist gift limitations, revolving door restrictions for lawmakers seeking to become lobbyists, and other provisions among the redistricting changes. Republicans have said some of Clean Missouri’s proposals, such as limiting gifts from lobbyists to lawmakers, were ways to recruit voters who did not necessarily support the proposed redistricting process. Rep. Dean Plocher, R-Des Peres, who sponsored the resolution, said Monday’s action simply asks voters to choose again. “They were not given a choice last November when they were given an up-or-down vote on whether they wanted ethics reform,” Plocher said. Several Democrats said they’ve received tons of emails from constituents assuring voters did, in fact, know exactly what they were approving. Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, questioned why lawmakers weren’t willing to try the new process to test if it’s a better system. “This bill here basically makes it go back to the status quo, which people voted against and said they didn’t want to have,” Beck said. “It goes back to what they said was wrong and needed to fix.” Rep. Maria Chappelle-Nadal of University City, the sole Democrat to vote in favor of Monday’s proposal, stood by her prior stance that Clean Missouri has language that could potentially disenfranchise black voters. Several other Democrats voted “present” rather than saying they were for or against the initiative. The proposal passed 104 to 49, with eight Republicans voting in opposition. The measure now heads to the Senate, where leadership has spoken against Clean Missouri’s policies since the beginning of the session. Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, has called the amendment “bad policy” and indicated that the legislative body may need to rewrite some of the voter-approved amendment. Gepford warned senators that voters approved the measure in every Senate district last year. “Members of the Missouri Senate, where the proposal now heads, should tread carefully,” Gepford said. If passed by the Senate, Missourians could vote on the initiative as soon as 2020. The legislation is House Joint Resolution 48.


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Marriott, Airbnb try to elbow St. Louis genomics firm now has a global reach into each other’s territories BY DEE-ANN DURBIN Associated Press

Marriott is pushing more heavily into home-sharing, confident that its combination of luxury properties and loyalty points can lure travelers away from rivals like Airbnb. The world’s biggest hotel company will soon start taking reservations through its website for 2,000 homes in 100 markets in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. It plans to expand its Homes and Villas program to other locations. For its part, Airbnb is encroaching further into hotels. On Monday, the San Francisco-based company said it’s working with a New York real estate developer to establish a hotel with 200 suites in Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. Airbnb, which plans to go public but hasn’t made clear when, also acquired Hotel Tonight, a last-minute booking service, in March. Marriott is targeting families and groups, and the homes skew toward luxury, with prices ranging from $200 per night for a one-bedroom apartment to $10,000 for a full Scottish castle. Nearly 40 of the markets are in places where Marriott doesn’t currently have hotels, like Bar Harbor, Maine and Bordeaux, France. Marriott is a long way from matching home-sharing behemoths such as Airbnb, which boasts 6 million listings worldwide, or Booking. com, which has listings in 220 countries. The homes in its program aren’t even exclusive Marriott properties. Marriott is partnering with rental management companies to handle the maintenance and cleaning. But Marriott believes it has advantages. Unlike its homesharing rivals, it has a loyalty program that lets travelers earn and use points on its ho-

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This photo from September shows the living room of a flat that will be available for short-term rent in London. Marriott push into home-sharing targets families and groups, and the homes skew toward luxury, with prices ranging from $200 per night for a one-bedroom apartment to $10,000 for a full Scottish castle.

tels and homes. Business travelers can accumulate points at Courtyard hotels, for example, and use them for a week at a beach house. Airbnb is working on a loyalty program of its own, but the rollout has been delayed. Marriott says it also guarantees hotel-like standards that are often missing in homesharing, such as Wi-Fi, crisp white sheets, bath amenities, baby cribs and smoke alarms. Airbnb has tried to tackle that problem with user reviews and its Plus program, which highlights rentals that meet higher quality standards. But the sheer volume of properties makes it difficult to police them all. “One of the challenges you see with home-sharing is there’s too much inventory without quality filters or brand assurances,” says Stephanie Linnartz, Marriott’s global chief commercial officer. “There’s inconsistency across the brand experience.” Hotels have struggled to determine the right path into the home-sharing mar-

ket. Hyatt invested in Oasis, a luxury home-sharing site, in 2017, but said the company was struggling to grow because of regulatory hurdles. The companies parted ways last year. AccorHotels bought homesharing site Onefinestay in 2016 but has struggled to make money on it. Choice Hotels, like Marriott, partnered with property management company RedAwning and gets a cut of every property booked. Marriott’s move is an acknowledgment that homesharing — which has boomed in the last decade since Airbnb’s founding — has fundamentally changed guests’ expectations. People may be satisfied with a cookie-cutter hotel for a business trip or a soccer tournament, but sometimes they want something unique and memorable, Linnartz said. Marriott began testing home-sharing with 200 homes in London last year, and later expanded it to several other cities in Europe.

Expanding internationally, being backed by a prominent private equity firm and tripling in size are big events for any startup. Canopy Biosciences did all three at once. Canopy, a two-year-old St. Louis provider of genomics products and services, announced Monday that it had acquired Zellkraftwerk, a German company with leading technology for identifying proteins within cells. Ampersand Capital Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm, invested in Canopy to finance the deal. Neither the acquisition price nor the size of Ampersand’s investment was disclosed. The deal places Canopy on a growing list of St. Louis startups that have attracted the attention of prominent outside investors. Frank Witney, the Ampersand partner who will become Canopy’s chairman, has been chief executive of two biotech companies that achieved billion-dollar exits. P r e s u m a b l y, A m p e r s a n d wouldn’t have invested in Canopy if it didn’t see similar potential. “Canopy has now joined that short list of the half-dozen strongest, fastest-growing companies in St. Louis that will take us to big exits or IPOs,” said Charlie Bolten, senior vice president at BioGenerator. His institution assembled Canopy’s leadership team in 2017, provided seed financing and houses the firm in its BioGenerator Labs space in the Central West End. “This is one of the top private equity groups in the country using the team that we put together to go international and buying assets to put under them,” Bolten added. “I can’t think of a better endorsement for our strategy.” The acquisition will triple Canopy’s staff, from 13 people to nearly 40. Edward Weinstein, co-founder and chief executive, says the German company’s protein analysis complements Canopy’s DNA and RNA sequencing expertise.

“We would have been hardpressed to identify another technology that’s as much of a game changer,” he said. Canopy will keep Zellkraftwerk’s operations in Leipzig, Germany, but Weinstein expects to add jobs here as it sells the German company’s equipment to U.S. customers. The deal also gives Canopy a foothold for expanding its own sales into Europe and Asia. “This company is going to continue to grow, for sure,” Bolten said. With 150 customers, Canopy was generating enough revenue to sustain its growth without raising more money. Last year, it raised $2.4 million from Chesterfield-based Kingdom Capital and other investors. The only reason to take on new money was to finance a gamechanging acquisition, and company officials think they’ve found one. “Customers were asking us if we had multiplex protein services,” said Crystal Winkeler, co-founder and chief operating officer. “We knew it was a gap, so it made perfect sense for us to acquire this company.” Canopy sells research services, equipment and supplies, such as reagents, to pharmaceutical companies, academic labs and others. In its first two years, it licensed eight technologies and generated revenue from them in an average of six months. Selling research services and technology doesn’t have the same headline-grabbing potential as, say, developing a cure for cancer. Behind every medical breakthrough, however, are the research tools that made it possible. “You can work seven or eight years on a single drug that doesn’t move into the clinic,” says Weinstein, who used to work in the pharmaceutical industry. “Here, we have the ability to make an impact on hundreds of projects in a year. To be doing this on the cutting-edge, high-tech level is very satisfying.” Because at least one important investor agrees, a firm built and based in St. Louis has just vaulted onto the international stage. David Nicklaus • 314-340-8213 @dnickbiz on Twitter dnicklaus@post-dispatch.com

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BUSINESS DIGEST Consumer spending surged in March • U.S. consumer spending surged 0.9 percent in March, the biggest monthly increase since August 2009, the Commerce Department reported Monday. Incomes grew 0.1 percent in March while inflation rose just 0.2 percent and has risen only 1.5 percent over the past 12 months, far below the Federal Reserve’s 2 percent target for inflation. The big jump in consumer spending suggests that the overall economy had solid momentum going into the April-June quarter. Survey of economists points to slowdown • A survey of corporate economists predicts the economy will expand over the next year, although the pace of growth will decline and employers are facing pressure to raise wages, spend more on worker training and automate tasks because of the low unemployment rate. Just 53 percent of the economists polled for the National Association for Business Economics’ April survey, released Monday, expect the economy to grow by more than 2 percent this year, down from 67 percent who felt that way in January. Key investors want to keep Bayer CEO — for now • Three of Bayer’s largest German investors — Union Investment, Deutsche Bank’s DWS, and Deka Investment — said the company’s embattled management needed to stay at the helm to avoid further upheaval, despite their unease over a share price slump in the wake of the $63 billion Monsanto takeover. The backing for CEO Werner Baumann comes after an unprecedented rebuke at the annual shareholder meeting on Friday, where a majority of investors cast a vote of disapproval of top management’s actions. Investors say replacing Baumann could increase the risk of a breakup of the German conglomerate. Bayer has been roiled by a series of adverse verdicts in cases alleging Monsanto’s Roundup causes cancer. Bayer asserts the weedkiller is safe. BK’s ‘Impossible Burger’ could go national • Burger King could soon be selling plant-based burgers nationwide. Restaurant Brands International, Burger King’s parent, said Monday that a monthlong test of the Impossible Whopper at 59 restaurants in St. Louis has gone

so well that it will start testing it in additional markets. The company said it may expand sales nationally by the end of this year. The sandwich is made with a plant-based burger from Impossible Foods, a Redwood City, Calif.-based startup. Anadarko board to weigh Occidental bid • Anadarko Petroleum plans to resume talks about a potential $38 billion takeover by Occidental Petroleum, a move that threatens to derail a previously agreed deal with Chevron. In a unanimous decision, Anadarko’s board of directors determined the Occidental bid “could reasonably be expected to result in a superior proposal,” the company said in a statement Monday. It added that an earlier agreement to merge with Chevron remains in effect. The move sets the stage for Chevron to come back with a sweetened offer. Google revenue falls short of estimates • Google parent Alphabet beat analyst earnings expectations but fell short on revenue, sending its stock down more than 7 percent in after-hours trading. Alphabet reported a first-quarter profit of $8.3 billion, down 6 percent from $8.9 billion in the year-earlier period. Profit amounted to $11.90 per share, well above Wall Street estimates of $10.60. But that figure doesn’t include an expected charge of $1.7 billion to account for a European Union antitrust fine. The fine was imposed in March for anti-competitive practices in Google’s advertising business. Including the fine, Alphabet’s profit of $6.7 billion fell short of analyst estimates. Spotify hits 100 million paid user mark • Music streaming service Spotify said Monday that its paying subscribers have reached 100 million for the first time, up 32 percent on the year and almost twice the latest figures for Apple Music. By comparison, archrival Apple Music had about 50 million paying subscribers at the end of 2018, the latest available figures. Spotify says that voice speakers like Google Home and Alexa are a “critical area of growth” and is looking to invest more in podcasts to supplement its offering of music. From staff and wire reports

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Boeing CEO holds on to job after round of questions on Max 737 REUTERS

CHICAGO • Boeing CEO and

Chairman Dennis Muilenburg emerged with his job intact at an annual meeting on Monday and promised to win back the public’s trust after facing tough questions in the wake of two fatal crashes of the 737 Max plane. Battling the biggest crisis of his nearly four years as chief executive officer, Muilenburg survived a shareholder motion to split his chairman and CEO roles. He later told reporters he would continue to lead the company through a crisis that has triggered the grounding of Boeing’s fastest-selling plane, lawsuits, investigations and lingering concerns over the 737 Max’s safety. “I am very focused on safety going forward,” he said after the meeting when reporters asked if he had considered resigning. “I am strongly vested in that. My clear intent is to continue to lead on the front of safety, quality and integrity.” However, Boeing will need to win back the trust of customers, passengers and regulators following the crashes. “We know we do have work to do to earn and re-earn that trust, and we will,” Muilenburg said before ending the 16-minute news conference and ignoring shouted questions from reporters as he walked away. The family of one American victim, 24-year-old Samya Stumo, staged a silent protest outside the meeting site in Chicago, while the families of other victims among the 157 killed in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max on March 10 held a tearful news conference at a Chicago law firm. That plane plunged to the ground shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa, five months after a similar Lion

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Protesters hold photographs of victims in the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 plane crash outside Boeing’s annual shareholders meeting at the Field Museum in Chicago on Monday.

Air nosedive in Indonesia that killed all 189 passengers and crew. The families spoke after filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Boeing and Rosemount Aerospace, which designed the sensors used in the 737 Max, in Chicago federal court, one of dozens of lawsuits Boeing is facing over both crashes. Daniel Johnson, an engineer and an intermittent Boeing shareholder since 1984, said the company “really stubbed their toe” by allowing the plane’s anti-stall system — called Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System or MCAS — to rely on only one sensor. “The question is: Will they need to rebrand? We don’t know how much the general public actually knows what a 737 Max is,” Johnson said outside the meeting. About 150 shareholders gathered in the auditorium of the Chicago Field Museum for the meeting, but only a handful questioned Muilenburg over the Max. One shareholder asked Muilenburg what Boeing was doing on safety assessments fol-

lowing the crashes. The CEO said the company’s commitment to safety has not wavered. “Safety is at the core of what we do. Every day, we try to get better,” Muilenburg said at the meeting, which took place exactly six months after the Lion Air crash. Shares of the company, worth $214 billion, have lost nearly 10 percent of their value since the March 10 crash. Boeing is under pressure to deliver a software fix to prevent erroneous data from triggering the MCAS system and a new pilot training package that will convince global regulators, and the flying public, that the aircraft is safe. Boeing has acknowledged that the accidental firing of the software based on bad sensor data was a common link in the chain of events leading to the two accidents. “We know we can break this link in the chain. It’s our responsibility to eliminate this risk,” Muilenburg told shareholders. When asked by reporters if the MCAS system was flawed, he said only that Boeing was making improvements to it.


A L E E E N T E R P R I S E S N E W S P A P E R • F O U N D E D B Y J O S E P H P U L I T Z E R D E C . 1 2M, 118 •7 8TUeSDAy • 04.30.2019 A10 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

TUESDAy • 04.30.2019 • A10 RAY FARRIS PReSIDeNT & PUBLISHeR

GILBERT BAILON eDITOR •

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Stenger’s indictment is a damning confirmation of Post-Dispatch reporting.

he U.S. Attorney’s office has laid out in stark detail what politically savvy people around the region have known for months: Big donations to the Democratic campaign of St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger presented opportunities to enjoy major perks. People who came between Stenger and the donors he wanted to reward suffered his wrath, including threats of dismissal. For a price, big contracts and lucrative land deals could be had. This is the gist of allegations laid out in a three-count indictment made public Monday against Stenger. An indictment is not a conviction, and many months or even years could pass before a trial yields a verdict. Any public inclination to presume innocence will be sorely tested. One thing has long been clear: Stenger could not do an effective job of fighting these charges while at the same time doing an even mediocre job as county executive. His persistent absences from County Council meetings, invisibility at the office and the growing pile of unfinished business awaiting his action all attested to the fact that he was too distracted to continue in this job. Stenger’s resignation Monday will help minimize the upheaval he has caused. The vacancy allowed the County Council to choose his Democratic successor from among a small group of contenders vying for the spot. There was an ill-advised rush to make the choice at an emergency meeting Monday night. Yes, there are contracts to be signed and long-neglected business requiring executive action. But the county has survived this long with an absentee executive. The top priority

DAVID CARSON, POST-DISPATCH

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger arrives for his first appearance in federal court after being indicted and resigning his position on Monday.

should not have been speed but rather ensuring the most qualified person got the job. The indictment is damning in its specificity, making clear not only that federal investigators had thoroughly culled Stenger’s and other county officials’ emails and text messages, but also was monitoring their voice communications. Stenger’s defiance and hubris hastened his undoing. PostDispatch reporters began laying out the case against Stenger and his senior aides months ago. Despite what appeared to be obvious illegalities and ethical violations, Stenger lied and used diversionary tactics to avoid accountability. Even when his deeds were exposed in print, Stenger didn’t try to clean up his act. Rather, the indictment makes clear, he doubled down, hellbent on keeping his campaign coffers overflowing as he headed toward re-election in November. In a Nov. 19 conversation, according to the indictment, he appeared to rationalize payto-play politics like this: “I am a political person. I have to be, I’m in politics. It’s not the art of (expletive) over your friends. It’s the art of how do I work

with people I trust and know. … It’s the art of staying in power.” County government insiders have long alleged that Stenger possessed the ability to stall key contracts and deals if a potential donor was slow to meet his demands. Stenger, a lawyer and certified public accountant, certainly cannot claim ignorance about his limits under the law. The indictment identifies Sheila Sweeney, who served as chief executive of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, as the point person for steering contracts and land deals to Stenger’s friends and donors. At his behest, she helped rig bids, according to the evidence. Her job was to make sure Stenger’s favored people got the nod even if they were outbid by law-abiding competitors. The indictment suggests they were fully aware that what they were doing was unlawful. When Post-Dispatch reporter Jacob Barker called with inquiries or submitted a Sunshine Law request for public documents, the indictment says, officials reacted with panic. Stenger got involved, directing what appeared to be a cover-up to avoid complying with Sunshine Law requirements. In public comments during this period, Stenger repeatedly and indignantly denied having any role in — or power to influence — the awarding of contracts. It continues to befuddle us why local politicians continually think they’re the ones who can get away with corrupt practices despite the long list of previous officials caught in the act. But this sordid saga make one thing crystal clear: The time is overdue for a major house cleaning in St. Louis County.

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Out of ammo? NRA struggles with legal and fiscal problems and internal turmoil. Good.

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hile the nation’s preeminent gun-rights organization met last week amid internal turmoil, another mass shooting unfolded involving one of the very weapons whose possession the National Rifle Association blindly defends. It was a timely reminder of why the NRA’s potentially existential troubles are a sign of hope for America. The internal fight has pitted NRA President Oliver North, a convicted felon, against Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, who has taken the organization from its original mission advocating for gunsafety and sports-shooting to become the destructive force against firearms sanity that it is today. Money woes hound the NRA, almost certainly because of public abhorrence over mass shootings and the organization’s shameful silence about them. Meanwhile, questions abound about the group’s connections to Russian interference in U.S. elections. The organization’s nonprofit status is facing renewed scrutiny in New York. May its disintegration continue with all due haste. America’s culture of gun violence can’t be laid entirely at the NRA’s feet, but the organization has paralyzed U.S. politics to the point that addressing it has become all but impossible. For decades, the NRA has relentlessly promoted the myth that the Second Amendment prohibits rational gun control, looping even the U.S. Supreme Court into this once-exotic interpretation. The NRA continues to protect outrageous loopholes in federal background-check regulations, giving felons a pathway to guns. The group

has all but taken the GOP hostage, demanding that every Republican candidate adopt the most extreme possible position on every gun-related issue. Still, much of the NRA’s power is a bluff. Its claim of 5 million dues-paying members is a sliver of the estimated 75 million Americans who own guns — and most gun owners disagree with the NRA on issues like universal background checks. The power struggle between LaPierre and North (of Reagan-era Iran-contra infamy) is a tawdry grudge match involving allegations of sexual harassment and extortion. But it appears to have been exacerbated by the organization’s fiscal, legal and public relations problems. As the rift was coming into public view last week — culminating in North’s announcement he wouldn’t seek another term as NRA president — America got a reminder of why the organization’s demise can’t come soon enough. A teenager wielding an AR15-style semi-automatic rifle opened fire in a San Diegoarea synagogue Saturday, killing a 60-year-old woman and wounding three others. It’s a testament to the national trauma the NRA has helped foment that most Americans hearing the story might immediately marvel that the body count was so low. The AR-15, the go-to gun for mass shooters, is patterned after military weaponry; it has no logical hunting or selfdefense function. But just about anyone can buy one, with no waiting and no background check. That’s the NRA’s doing. The faster the accountants and lawyers close in, the better.

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Other needs greater than rebuilding of Notre Dame It appears the Notre Dame Cathedral reconstruction effort has already raised almost a billion dollars. While not denying the awesomeness of the edifice, wouldn’t the money for remodeling be better spent on water wells in the poorest countries in the world? When I think of the water used to put out the fire, and the people who do not even have pure drinking water, it makes me wonder. Where are our priorities? How many great edifices are there in the world where the poor wait outside the doors to be afforded the bare necessities of life? New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan, and other prelates of the world, should realize that when you say it is not the buildings that matter, but the people, you need to get down off your thrones and wash the feet of all. Tell me now, who was it that was born in a stable and died on a cross so that all could be treated with dignity and inclusion regardless of race, creed, gender, sexual orientation and financial status? Anne Harter • Belleville

Nurses are the unsung superheros of medicine Regarding the April 20 Post-Dispatch article “Washington state lawmaker’s comments raise ire of nurses” : I was shocked, and then angered, by the words of Washington state’s Sen. Maureen Walsh, who said that some nurses “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day.” In my 24 years of practice, I have never seen nurses play cards at work. I have, however, seen them work through breaks because a patient needed them more than they needed to eat. I have seen them work 15 hours in a day because what they had to do could not fit into a 12-hour shift. I have seen them stay past their paid shift

sional Democrats say they don’t want it because they want the full unredacted report. If Democrats go to court to enforce their subpoena, it will ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court, which will likely uphold Mr. Barr’s decision. But the Post-Dispatch will then accuse the Supreme Court of covering for Trump because Trump’s two appointees will vote to uphold Mr. Barr’s decision. Harold Goedde • Ballwin

Mueller report exonerates the American free press

to offer compassion to a frightened elderly patient. I have seen them make personal sacrifices by giving up weekends, nights and holidays with their family because there are patients who need them. Oh, on second thought, I have seen nurses playing games at work … with children who have terminal illnesses on the pediatric cancer floor. Despite attitudes demonstrated by Walsh, I can attest from personal experience that nurses are modern day superheroes who deserve respect, admiration, honor and fair compensation for the work they do. Nurses have been the ones who have consistently reminded me why we all got into medicine. It’s been a privilege to work closely with them during my career. Michael Cuipa, MD • University City

Post-Dispatch unfairly accuses Barr of coverup The Post-Dispatch editorial “Barr

makes clear he is working for Trump, not America” (April 18) claims that Attorney General William Barr is covering up information and trying to protect President Donald Trump from alleged obstruction of justice. What else would one expect from your left-wing, Trump-hating editorial board to say? The editorial board members are hypocrites because when Barr was attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, you never had any problems with him. But now that he works for Trump, you hate him because he won, and Hillary Clinton lost. Mr. Barr released to the public and Congress a 448-page report with limited redactions. This is a sign that he has no intention of shielding Trump and is trying to be transparent. Mr. Barr also said he would give highranking members of Congress a report, with very few redactions, but Congres-

Though Robert Mueller’s report may not change the partisan views of many Americans, it should reset how we get our information, and that, alone, is a significant accomplishment. Numerous bombshell newspaper and network news stories, which were disparaged as “fake news” by those who were their subjects, were corroborated in the report. Furthermore, several administration officials, rather than lie to the FBI, admitted they knowingly fed misinformation to the public. President Donald Trump even resorted to the “I don’t recall” dodge 35 times in his written responses to Mueller in order to avoid the jeopardy of repeating misleading statements to the FBI. The issues mentioned above are dispassionately chronicled in the redacted report and the takeaway is clear. The real exoneration is of mainstream journalism. America’s free press continues to do its job, and those who have been condemning it have been doing so for their own selfinterest. Whether grudgingly or not, accepting this will enable all Americans to be better informed going forward, thus strengthening our democracy. John McDonald • Ferguson Read more letters online at STLtoday.com/letters

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WHENAS IN KHAKI • Just what’s wrong with the WACs’ uniform? A fine figure of a woman, many a man is likely to say to himself on taking the air in her military finery. How, then, does it come about that Rep. Celler, D-N.Y., decries the uniform as lacking “military pertness”? On what garb has this Caesar looked that he hath grown so hard to please? Access the full item at stltoday.com/opinion

Closing civil forfeiture loophole would build trust Police take property under federal law and profit from seized goods.

to the Institute for Justice. Civil forfeiture laws circumvent constitutional protections assured to BY BETTY TAYLOR all Americans by going supposedly eliminating pressure for law enforce- through the civil court I joined the Winfield system instead of the ment to seize property to police force to assist criminal system by charghelp fund their departvictims of sexual assault ing seized property (which ments. Now, 100 percent by helping develop the of proceeds from cash and doesn’t have rights) first sex crimes unit in directly instead of people Lincoln County. I’m proud property forfeitures that result in convictions must (who do). of what my department People whose assets be allocated for public accomplished, but one are seized under the mere school funding. issue that impedes our suspicion of criminal But that’s not happenefforts and the efforts of involvement are put in police departments across ing. the backwards position There is a loophole: To the United States is the practice of civil forfeiture. avoid this state law, police of having to prove their can cooperate with federal innocence, rendering the Missouri legislators now prosecutors to seize assets tenet of “innocent until have the opportunity to proven guilty” meanunder federal law. The fix this damaging policy, ingless. People whose Federal Equitable Sharwhich allows police to property is seized don’t ing program allows 80 seize property and assets from people without nec- percent of the proceeds to have the right to trial by be funneled directly back jury, and they will not be essarily having to charge provided a lawyer if they to the agency that seized them with a crime. can’t afford one. it. Missouri agencies On the surface, MisThe government can received $126.7 million in souri may appear to have meet a much lower stanfederal equitable sharing excellent civil forfeiture dard of proof than in a proceeds between 2000 laws. In 2001, our Legisnormal criminal case, and 2013 — more than $9 lature amended the Civil million per year, according which means people can Asset Forfeiture Act,

lose their property even when the evidence against them is scant. Since fighting these cases is difficult and expensive — often costing more than the seized property is worth — property owners typically give up. When law enforcement budgets are cut, agencies come to rely on this federal loophole to shore up funding. This is a serious problem for law enforcement, because when we seize assets unjustifiably, we turn our community against us. If police lose community trust, civilians will not open their doors for police when we come knocking and invite us in. We cannot prevent crime and close cases without the cooperation of our community. Civil forfeiture is also a serious problem for public safety because the offenses for which assets are seized are generally

victimless crimes. So, when police are distracted with forfeiture cases, we’re spending less time on cases that do have victims. A national study comparing FBI and U.S. Census Bureau data found that every 1 percent increase in a city’s share of fines, fees and forfeitures is associated with a 6.1 percent decrease in the clearance rate for violent crimes and an 8.3 percent decrease in the clearance rate of property crimes. As someone who joined law enforcement to protect my community from predators and to help victims, I am disappointed that we would divert our focus away from those who need it most. When I took the oath to protect and serve, I meant it. Legislators in Jefferson City need to close the federal equitable sharing loophole, and state Rep. Shamed Dogan,

R-Ballwin, has introduced legislation to do just that. The bill would prohibit law enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ offices from giving seized property to a federal agency for the purpose of financially benefiting as a result of the seizure. It would not interfere with local law enforcement’s ability to cooperate with federal authorities on investigations. When my colleagues and I joined the academy with our community’s safety in our hearts, we didn’t think it would fall on us to find our department’s next source of revenue. Let’s fix this problem so future generations of officers don’t have to bear the consequences Betty Taylor is former chief of the Winfield Police Department and served as deputy sheriff in the Lincoln County and Ripley County Sheriff’s Departments.

Don’t evangelicals get tired of being wrong? Billy Graham’s son questions Buttigieg’s faith — after defending Trump’s. LEONDARD PITTS JR. Miami Herald

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden (center) with co-hosts, Ana Navarro (left) and Sunny Hostin, Friday on “The View.”

Will Biden be the helmsman to lead us out of the storm? Former VP offers restoration and tranquility. E.J. DIONNE Washington Post

Joe Biden’s decision to seek the presidency is a clarifying event. It will require those who see Donald Trump’s tenure as disastrous to decide whether returning to normal or transforming the country should be the primary task after he leaves office. And Biden’s entry gives greater definition to the sprawling contest for the Democratic nomination. The race starts as Biden vs. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with the remaining candidates jostling for position. To emerge as one of the final three or four left standing, members of the rest of the pack will have to sharpen their focus on competitors who might block the way. Last week made strategic sophistication more important. In his announcement video last Thursday, Biden did not discuss his service as Barack Obama’s vice president or his connection with blue-collar voters. Using Trump’s shameful response to the 2017 white supremacist, neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, he sought to make the election a referendum on the country’s core values. Implicitly, he was arguing that his experience and broad appeal make him the best choice to deprive Trump of a second term, the one issue that truly matters. The 2020 outcome, he said, would determine whether the Trump years would be seen as “an aberrant moment in time,” or if a re-elected president would “forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation.” But Biden’s most clarifying comment came later Thursday in

Wilmington, Delaware, when a reporter asked if he had a message to the world. Biden replied: “America’s coming back like we used to be — ethical, straight, telling the truth ... supporting our allies, all those good things.” A lot hangs on the phrase “back like we used to be.” It suggests that the nation’s priority is a restoration of its core principles and normal life. The 76-year-old Biden will thus make an argument similar to the one offered by 79-year-old House Speaker Nancy Pelosi when she successfully put down a rebellion against her leadership. She described herself as “a bridge” between the present and a new generation of leadership. Biden would be the helmsman moving us safely past the storm. This will attract many primary voters — and, in a general election, moderates, independents and dissident Republicans. But a significant number of Democrats (and many candidates in this field, especially, Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.) believe fervently that a return to “decency” and “honor,” to use Biden’s words on ABC’s “The View” on Friday, is not enough. Trump’s victory, they contend, revealed deep injustices in American society that must be righted, and they see 2020 as an opportunity to move “much further and much faster toward progress,” as Adam Green, a Warren supporter and leader of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, told The Wall Street Journal. Progressives will make their case with visionary proposals, Warren’s stock in trade, and by trying to make Biden yesterday’s man. He will have to explain past actions that have come under fire in the context of current opinion in his party — his handling of the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas

confrontation, his leadership on the 1994 crime bill, his habit of touching and embracing people, some of his Senate votes — without getting bogged down in a carnival of apology. His appearance on “The View” showed that this will not be easy. In the cross-cutting competitions to come, Sanders and Warren are splitting the advocates of far-reaching change while Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Cory Booker, D-N.J., and perhaps Warren, will be contending with Biden for African American votes. Harris and Warren have the advantage for now over Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., among voters who insist that Hillary Clinton’s defeat should not be read as dooming a female candidate. Biden himself will challenge Klobuchar, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke for the hearts of moderates. And in one of the ironies created by the passage of time, Buttigieg and O’Rourke will be echoing the same generational call-to-arms that a 44-year-old Biden sounded when he first ran for president in 1987. That Biden has potential within so many factions is a sign of the strength he brings to his third quest for the presidency. Unlike an earlier candidate who succeeded on his third try, a 69-year-old Ronald Reagan in 1980, Biden draws not on his party’s ideological passions but on the comfort he creates by occupying the Democrats’ center of gravity. His hope is that Trump has created a thirst not for adventure and experiment but for reassurance and a glorious tranquility. E.J. Dionne Twitter: @EJDionne Copyright The Washington Post

At least Judas got 30 pieces of silver. Franklin Graham got a tax cut and the promise of a border wall. Some may consider it unfair, likening the tragic villain of the Bible to Billy Graham’s controversial son. And no, their sins are not alike. Judas handed Jesus over to his enemies, then killed himself in anguished repentance. Graham is just a fervent supporter of Donald Trump. But for all the surface dissimilarity of their deeds, the two men are ultimately guilty of the same transgression. Meaning betrayal. And here it must be said in the spirit of Christian humility that Graham is hardly the only one. As flawed and fallible human beings, every Christian at some point betrays Jesus. That’s what forgiveness is for. But here it also must be said in the spirit of simple truth-telling that white evangelicals like Graham have been particularly prolific — and shameless — in that regard where Trump is concerned. He’s a racist, misogynistic braggart and bully who gloated about sexual assault, apparently cheated on his wife with a porn star, could not name a favorite Bible verse nor correctly pronounce the name of one of the best known books in The Book. Yet white evangelicals — Graham prominent among them — embraced this swaggering sybarite and accepted him as a Christian. Trump, Graham once told an interviewer, “defends the faith.” Pete Buttigieg? Not so much. Last week, Graham attacked the South Bend mayor and Democratic presidential aspirant in a series of Twitter rants like the following: “Mayor Buttigieg says he’s a gay Christian. As a Christian I believe the Bible which defines homosexuality as sin, something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised or politicized. The Bible says marriage is between a man & a woman — not two men, not

two women.” To spend any time listening to the Trump faithful is to live in perpetual cognitive dissonance. It is to hear Melania complain about cyber bullies or Don Jr. lament the loss of civility and to marvel at their ability to maintain straight faces. And yes, one feels the same when Graham questions Buttigieg’s faith after defending Trump’s. But one also feels something else: a too-familiar sense of Christianity — white, conservative Christianity, at least — once again standing athwart onrushing change with its hand up yelling, “Stop!” They did it when Martin Luther King preached of his dream, when Betty Friedan decided she’d had enough, when Harvey Milk demanded the right to be. They are doing it again now. And you have to wonder: Don’t they ever get tired of being wrong? Don’t they ever get tired of being the last ones to get it? There is no shortage of scholarly exegesis reconciling homosexuality and faith for those who want it — “God and the Gay Christian” by Matthew Vines, for instance. So we won’t litigate that question here. No, the question that bears asking is: In their need for a strongman to make change stop, why were white evangelicals so willing to throw Christ himself aside? The answer may be that they never really knew Him to begin with. He, after all, told them — told us — to visit the prisoner, welcome the stranger and give to the poor. One does not find those values reflected in the niggardly and narcissistic soul of Donald Trump. In fact, one finds them mocked and, yes, betrayed. Franklin Graham and other putative Christians have enabled this. In so doing, they backstab the faith they claim. For a tax cut and the promise of a border wall? Maybe they consider that a good price, but they should know there is no such thing. As Judas would surely agree. Leonard Pitts Jr. lpitts@miamiherald.com Copyright The Miami Herald


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IS leader appears in video for first time in 5 years BY ZEINA KARAM AND BASSEM MROUE

Associated Press

BEIRUT — The shadowy leader of the Islamic State group claimed to appear for the first time in five years in a video released by the extremist group’s propaganda arm on Monday, acknowledging defeat in the group’s last stronghold in Syria but vowing a “long battle” ahead. The man said to be Abu Bakr alBaghdadi in the video also claimed the Easter Day bombings in Sri Lanka which killed more than 250 people were “part of the revenge” that awaits the West. Despite numerous claims about his death in the past few years, alBaghdadi’s whereabouts remain a mystery. Many of his top aides were killed, mostly by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes. He is among the few senior IS commanders still at large after two years of steady battlefield losses that saw the self-styled “caliphate” shrink from an area the size of Britain to a

tiny speck in the Euphrates River valley. The video released by a media outlet run by the extremists, Al-Furqan, shows al-Baghdadi speaking with three men seated opposite him whose faces were covered and blotted out. It is his first video appearance since he delivered a sermon at the al-Nuri mosque in the Iraqi Alcity of Mosul in Baghdadi 2014. In that video, he appeared as a black-robed figure with a trimmed black beard to deliver a sermon from the pulpit of the mosque in which he urged Muslims around the world to swear allegiance to the caliphate and obey him as its leader. Since then, he has only released audio messages through the group’s media outlets. In the video released Monday, al-Baghdadi acknowledged that IS lost the war in the eastern Syr-

ian village of Baghouz, the group’s last sliver of territory, which was captured last month by the U.S.backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces. The fall of Baghouz marked the militants’ territorial defeat and the end of their selfdeclared Islamic caliphate over parts of Syria and Iraq. Al-Baghdadi said that the battle for Baghouz demonstrated the “barbarism and brutality” of the West and the “courage, steadfastness and resilience of the nation of Islam.” “This steadfastness shocked the hearts of the Crusaders in what increased their rage,” he added. Referring to the setbacks in battle, he said the “brothers” of the many fallen fighters “will avenge that, as they will not forget as long as they have blood in their veins, and there will be a battle after this one.” Al-Baghdadi called specifically on his followers to intensify attacks on France.

He made repeated references to current events, including Benjamin Netanyahu winning the elections in Israel and the fall of longtime dictators Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Omar al-Bashir in Algeria and Sudan. Most significantly, he praised the recent attacks in Sri Lanka which he said have “pleased the hearts of Muslims,” and said it is “part of the revenge that awaits the Crusaders and their followers.” The group has claimed responsibility for the suicide attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, and investigators are looking into the extent of the extremist group’s involvement with the local radicalized Muslims who carried out the suicide bombings. It is unclear when or where the video was filmed. Al-Baghdadi appeared to be in good health, although he spoke slowly and sometimes haltingly in the video. With a $25 million U.S. bounty on his head, al-Baghdadi is the

world’s most wanted man, responsible for steering his chillingly violent organization into mass slaughter of opponents and directing and inspiring terror attacks across continents and in the heart of Europe. The video appeared to be aimed at boosting the morale. He bragged his group carried out 92 attacks in eight countries to avenge the loss of territory in Syria, citing Sri Lanka, Libya and Saudi Arabia, without offering evidence for his claim. Though largely seen as a symbolic figurehead of the global terror network, al-Baghdadi’s capture would be a coveted prize for the various players across both Syria and Iraq. But so far, he has eluded the Americans, Russians, Syrians, Iraqis and Kurds. “Our battle today is a war of attrition to harm the enemy, and they should know that jihad will continue until doomsday,” alBaghdadi said.

Study: Kids’ suicides spiked after Netflix show BY LINDSEY TANNER

Associated Press

Suicides among U.S. kids aged 10 to 17 jumped to a 19-year high in the month following the release of a popular TV series that depicted a girl ending her life, researchers said. The study published this week can’t prove that the Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” was the cause, but there were 195 more youth suicides than would have been expected in the nine months following the show’s March 2017 release, given historical and seasonal suicide trends, the study estimated. During April 2017 alone, 190 U.S. tweens and teens took their own lives. Their April 2017 suicide rate was .57 per 100,000 people, nearly 30 percent higher than in the preceding five years included in the study. An additional analysis found that the April rate was higher than in the previous 19 years, said lead author Jeff Bridge, a suicide researcher at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. “The creators of the series intentionally portrayed the suicide of the main character. It was a very graphic depiction of the suicide death,” which can trigger suicidal behavior, Bridge said. Bridge acknowledged the study’s limitations included not knowing whether anyone who died by suicide had watched the show. Also, the researchers were not able to account for other factors that might have influenced suicides. Those include the April 19, 2017, suicide of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and a man accused of a Facebook-publicized killing who died by suicide the day before Hernandez. Bridge said those deaths couldn’t account for the spike the study found for the entire month of April. The researchers analyzed data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on deaths in Americans

‘Start a conversation, ask how are they coping with the ups and downs of life, and don’t be afraid to ask about suicide.’ Lisa Horowitz aged 10 to 64 from January 2013 through December 2017. Their results were published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The researchers found no change in suicide rates in those 18 and older after the show was released. The results are plausible and add to evidence that compelling media depictions of suicide can negatively influence young people, said sociologist Anna Mueller of the University of Chicago, who was not involved in the research. Lisa Horowitz, a coauthor and researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health, noted that suicide is the second leading cause of death for U.S. teens and called it “a major public health crisis.” Her agency helped pay for the study. Teen suicide rates have increased in recent years and other research has suggested that bullying and heavy use of social media may contribute to the risk. Netflix included warning messages with some of the episodes and created a website with crisis hotlines and other resources. In the second season, the show’s actors offered advice to viewers on where to seek help. The series’ third season will run later this year. Horowitz said the new results highlight how important it is for parents and other adults to connect with young people. “Start a conversation, ask how are they coping with the ups and downs of life, and don’t be afraid to ask about suicide,” she said. It’s a myth that just asking might be a trigger, Horowitz said. “One of the best ways to prevent is to ask,” she said.

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MANISH SWARUP, ASSOCIATED PRESS

A Sri Lankan Muslim woman walks across a market in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday. The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka said Monday that the government should crack down on Islamic extremists with more vigor “as if on war footing” in the aftermath of the Easter bombings. Meanwhile, the government has banned all kinds of face coverings that may conceal people’s identities.

Veil ban stokes fear, experts say BY EMILY TAMKIN

Washington Post

Under an emergency law that took effect Monday, women in Sri Lanka are banned from wearing face veils. The law’s implementation comes just over a week after the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels that left more than 200 people dead. Authorities said it would be helpful to security forces in their search for remaining plotters and their network. (The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, although the group’s degree of involvement was not immediately clear.) But human rights experts and regional analysts alike are concerned that the ban may do more harm than good. The attacks were the

worst violence the country had seen since its civil war ended a decade ago. That war was not fought on religious lines, but between the state and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, or Tamil Tigers, a separatist group that made suicide bombings a hallmark of its fight for a Tamil nation independent from Sri Lanka and its Sinhalese majority. After Tamil Tiger attacks, Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director at Human Rights Watch, told The Washington Post, Tamil civilians faced discrimination. The United Nations has estimated that as many as 40,000 Tamil civilians were killed by the state in the last few months of the war. Sri Lanka’s antiterrorism legislation — the Prevention of Terrorism Act of 1978 — has been denounced by critics who say

it has permitted the targeting and detention of members of the Tamil minority. And this is, as Ganguly put it, “the broader issue . . . collective punishment after attacks.” “The reaction should be to find perpetrator. . . and to prosecute those people,” she said. It should not be “the collective punishment of Muslim women,” at least some of whom will be confined to their homes if they are to both practice their faith and observe the ban, Ganguly said. Muslims make up roughly 9.7 percent of the population of Sri Lanka. Before the Easter Sunday attacks, the Muslim community did not have a history of violent extremism in Sri Lanka, although its members have faced pressure and persecution by some in the Buddhist majority

in recent years. “The veil ban telegraphs in a counterproductive way that Sri Lanka’s Muslim community is being singled out as a security risk. That itself could further deepen suspicions between Muslims and other religious groups on the island,” Joshua White, an associate professor and South Asia expert at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, wrote in an email. And the Muslim minority in Sri Lanka is already worried about possible retaliation. Already, some have been dealing with hateful online messages, and stones have been thrown through the windows of some Muslim homes and businesses. “Sri Lanka cannot once again fall into a state where it violates human rights,” Ganguly said.

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WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders told President Donald Trump on Monday that American’s unmet infrastructure needs are “massive” and they want to hear from him on how to pay for improvements. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are to meet with Trump at the White House today. They sent him a letter outlining their priorities. “The issue of infrastructure is a bipartisan Congressional priority and we believe there are significant majorities in both the House and Senate to take action on the issue,” they wrote. Leaders of both parties have expressed a desire to pass legislation this year to boost the nation’s infrastructure. But big obstacles remain, including how to pay for it.

Trump seeks fee for asylum-seekers WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is proposing charging asylum-seekers a fee to process their applications as he continues to try to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants trying to cross into the U.S. In a memorandum signed Monday, Trump directed his attorney general and acting homeland security secretary to take additional measures to overhaul the asylum system, which he insists “is in crisis.” Trump is giving officials 90 days to come up with new regulations to ensure that applications are adjudicated within 180 days of filing, except under exceptional circumstances. And he is directing officials to begin charging a fee to process asylum and employment authorization applications — which do not currently require payment. The White House and DHS officials did not respond to questions about how much applicants might be forced to pay. BRIEFLY 3 DIE IN HELICOPTER CRASH : Fire and helicopter parts rained from the sky Monday in a suburban Honolulu community in a crash that killed three people aboard, officials and witnesses said. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said the circumstances of the crash were unknown. The state representative for the suburb said she wants federal authorities to prohibit tour flights over the state’s residential areas and national parks. WASHINGTON: The Trump administration said Monday it expects to borrow $990 billion to fund the government in the current budget year, the second year of sizable increases in borrowing needs. The Treasury Department on Monday projected that borrowing in the April-June quarter would total $30 billion. OPIOID CRISIS: A federal jury will be able to hear from a doctor who spent decades advocating for broader use of prescription painkillers before turning against the opioid industry. A special court master previously ruled that the testimony of Dr. Russell Portenoy, a professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, would not be allowed at the first federal trial against drugmakers over the toll of opioids. SPAIN: Spain’s political future is no clearer after its third election in four years, with experts saying Monday that it won’t be anytime soon before the muddle is resolved. The incumbent prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, celebrated after his Socialist party won the most votes in Sunday’s ballot. AFGHANISTAN: Afghanistan’s president opened a grand council on Monday of more than 3,200 Afghans seeking to agree on a common approach to peace talks with the Taliban, but the gathering may further aggravate divisions within the U.S.backed government. President Ashraf Ghani hopes to showcase unity at the four-day meeting — known as Loya Jirga — that brings together politicians, tribal elders, many prominent figures and others. — Associated Press

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Rosenstein resigns office Departure expected; deputy AG’s last day on the job will be May 11

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WASHINGTON — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his resignation Monday, ending a two-year run defined by his appointment of a special counsel to investigate connections between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia. His last day will be May 11. Rosenstein’s departure was expected after the confirmation of William Barr as attorney general. The White House nominated a replacement for the department’s No. 2 slot weeks ago. In his resignation letter to Trump, Rosenstein paid tribute to Trump, even praising the president’s sense of humor, despite being the subject of some of

Trump’s most biting jabs. Trump once retweeted an image that showed Rosenstein and other officials jailed for treason. Rosenstein intended to leave around mid-March but stayed on for the completion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Mueller last month submitted his report to the Justice Department, and Rosenstein was part of a small group of department officials who reviewed the document and helped shape its public release. After Mueller didn’t reach a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed the investigation, Barr and Rosenstein stepped in and determined the evidence wasn’t enough to support such an allegation. Rosenstein appointed Mueller in May 2017 after the recusal of then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions and oversaw much of his work. His exit leaves the department without the official most

closely aligned with the probe as officials grapple with public and congressional scrutiny of the special counsel’s findings and the department’s handling of the report. He not only supervised Mueller’s work for much of the last two years but also defended the investigation against attacks from congressional Republicans and Trump, who blasted the probe as a “witch hunt.” In so doing, Rosenstein sometimes found himself at odds with Trump. He was nonetheless spared the brunt of anger directed at Sessions, whose recusal from the Russia investigation infuriated the president, leading to his forced resignation last November. As deputy, Rosenstein was a central character in some of the most consequential, even chaotic, moments of the Trump administration. He wrote a memo criticizing James Comey that the White House used as justification for the firing of the FBI director, then a

week later appointed Mueller to investigate the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. That investigation swiftly grew to include whether the firing of Comey constituted obstruction of justice. Integral to the start of the investigation, Rosenstein also was present for the very end, standing silently on stage behind Barr two weeks ago when the attorney general cleared the president of obstruction, praised the president’s cooperation with the investigation and maintained several times that there was no collusion between the campaign and Russia. The deputy attorney general position is a hugely significant job, responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Justice Department and the work of United States attorneys across the country. Trump has nominated Deputy Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Rosen as Rosenstein’s replacement.

Synagogue attack was telegraphed, FBI says Investigators got tips on social media post but they were too late ELLIOT SPAGAT AND JULIE WATSON

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DEATH TOLL RISES IN MOZAMBIQUE AS MORE RAIN EXPECTED

Rescuers retrieve a mattress Monday from a site where two houses were crushed by the collapse of a massive, sprawling dumpsite just after midnight when rains poured in Pemba city on the northeastern coast of Mozambique. More rain is forecast for northern Mozambique, where the death toll from Cyclone Kenneth jumped to 38, as flooding and pounding rains hampered efforts to deliver aid to badly hit communities several days after the storm. An estimated 160,000 people are at risk from the second powerful cyclone to hit the southern African nation in just six weeks, officials said.

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Investigators foil vet’s plan to attack Nazi rally Infantryman intended bombs to be payback for mosque shootings BRIAN MELLEY

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LOS ANGELES — An Army veteran who converted to Islam and discussed launching various terror attacks throughout Southern California was arrested as he plotted to bomb a white supremacist rally as retribution for the New Zealand mosque attacks, federal prosecutors said Monday. Mark Domingo, an infantryman who served a combat stint in Afghanistan, was arrested Friday after visiting a park in Long Beach where investigators said he planned to plant home-made explosive devices made with nailfilled pressure cookers in advance of a Nazi rally scheduled Sunday. Domingo, 26, was arrested on a charge of providing material support to terrorists. A criminal

complaint said he planned since March to “manufacture and use a weapon of mass destruction in order to commit mass murder.” U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna told a news conference that Domingo supported violent jihad and spoke about becoming a martyr and of pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group if it established a presence in the United States. “This is a case in which law enforcement was able to identify a man consumed with hate and bent on mass murder, and stop him before he could carry out his attack,” Hanna said.“The criminal case outlines a chilling terrorism plot that developed over the past two months and targeted innocent Americans that he expected to gather this past weekend.” Investigators said Domingo posted an online message March 3 that said “America needs another Vegas event,” an apparent reference to the 2017 mass shooting that killed 59. He allegedly said it would spark civil unrest to

weaken “America by giving them a taste of the terror they gladly spread all over the world.” After Domingo began to discuss seeking revenge for the March 15 attacks that killed 50 people at New Zealand mosques, a confidential source who has worked with the FBI since 2013 began chatting with him about his plans. Domingo said he had an assault rifle and semi-automatic rifle and discussed possible jihad attacks targeting Jews walking to synagogue, churches, police officers or a military base, according to investigators. He also allegedly discussed bombing the Santa Monica Pier. Eventually, he settled on the idea of planting an improvised explosive device that would be remotely triggered at a white supremacist event, investigators said. The confidential source connected him with a purported bomb maker who was actually an undercover police officer.

POWAY, Calif. — The FBI said it got tips about a social media post threatening violence against Jews just minutes before a gunman killed a worshiper and wounded three others at a Southern California synagogue — an attack that makes him “part of the history of evil that has been perpetrated on Jewish people for centuries,” the suspect’s family said Monday. The tips to an FBI website and hotline included a link to the anonymous post but did not offer specific information about its author or the location of the threat. The bureau said employees tried to determine who wrote it, but the shooting occurred before they could establish his identity. John T. Earnest, 19, was charged with murder and attempted murder in Saturday’s attack as well as arson in connection with a nearby mosque fire last month. He was expected in court today. His parents said their son and five siblings were raised in a family that “rejected hate and taught that love must be the motive for everything we do.” They said they were shocked and mystified. “Our son’s actions were informed by people we do not know, and ideas we do not hold,” the family said in its first public comments. They said they were cooperating with investigators to help “uncover many details of the path that he took to this evil and despicable act.” They do not plan to provide their son with legal representation, according to their attorney, Earll Potts. A public defender will likely be appointed. Earnest burst into the Chabad of Poway synagogue Saturday on the last day of Passover, a major Jewish holiday that celebrates freedom, and opened fire with an assault-style rifle on the crowd of about 100. Earnest fled when the gun jammed, calling 911 to report the shooting and surrendering a short time later, authorities said.

Biden: Trump abused his office, ignored most of US O’Rourke announces climate plan; Buttigieg meets Rev. Al Sharpton THOMAS BEAUMONT AND WILL WEISSERT

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PITTSBURGH — Joe Biden accused President Donald Trump of abusing the powers of his office and ignoring everyone but his political base Monday in his first public rally as presidential candidate, arguing in the crucial bat-

tleground state of Pennsylvania that strengthening unions and promoting social and economic unity can restore Democrats to the White House. The former vice president told hundreds of supporters and labor activists that Saturday’s deadly shooting at a California synagogue proves anew that the country is “in a fight for its soul.” But he spent more time criticizing Trump for his political behavior than for the president’s past comments concerning white supremacists, unlike Biden’s video

formally kicking off his presidential campaign last week. Meanwhile on Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke announced his first major policy initiative, a $5 trillion plan to combat climate change that he says will keep the Earth from sliding past the point of no return in less than a generation. The plan includes $1.5 trillion in direct federal funding, while seeking to incentivize an additional $3.5 trillion from states, private capital and other sources

over 10 years to improve aging infrastructure nationwide. Also Monday, Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg met with the Rev. Al Sharpton, as the Indiana mayor faces scrutiny of his record on race and is stepping up his outreach to African Americans. Buttigieg and the civil rights leader met for lunch in Harlem at Sylvia’s Restaurant, a cornerstone of black American culture where Sharpton has long brokered difficult racial conversations with embattled political leaders.


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Maker of ‘Boyz N the Hood’ dies at 51

BY JAKE COYLE AND HILLEL ITALIE

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NEW YORK — Director John Singleton, who made one of Hollywood’s most memorable debuts with the Oscar-nominated “Boyz N the Hood” and continued over the following decades to probe the lives of black communities in his native Los Angeles and beyond, has died. He was 51. Singleton’s family said Monday that he died in Los Angeles, surrounded by family and friends, after being taken off life support. Earlier this month, the director suffered a major stroke. Singleton was in his early 20s, just out of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, when he wrote, directed and produced “Boyz N the Hood.” Based on Singleton’s upbringing and shot in his old neighborhood, the low-budget production starred Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ice Cube and centered on three friends in South Central Los Angeles, where college aspirations competed with the pressures of gang life. “Boyz N the Hood” was a critical and commercial hit, given a 20-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival and praised as a groundbreaking extension of

Director John Singleton rap to the big screen, a realistic and compassionate take on race, class, peer pressure and family. Singleton would later call it a “rap album on film.” For many, the 1991 release captured the explosive mood in Los Angeles in the months following the videotaped police beating of Rodney King. “Boyz N the Hood” also came out at a time when, thanks to the efforts to Spike Lee and others, black films were starting to get made by Hollywood after a long absence. Singleton became the first black director to receive an Academy Award nomination, an honor he would say was compensation for the academy’s snubbing Lee and

“Do the Right Thing” two years earlier, and was nominated for best screenplay. (“Thelma & Louise” won instead.) At 24, he was also the youngest director nominee in Oscar history. “I think I was living this film before I ever thought about making it,” Singleton told Vice in 2016. “As I started to think about what I wanted to do with my life, and cinema became an option, it was just natural that this was probably gonna be my first film. In fact, when I applied to USC film school they had a thing that asked you to write three ideas for films. And one of them was called ‘Summer of ‘84,’ which was about growing up in South Central LA.”

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In 2002,“Boyz N the Hood” was added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, which called it “an innovative look at life and the tough choices present for kids growing up in South Central Los Angeles.” Singleton’s death Monday followed a turbulent week during which his family members made opposing court filings regarding his health. Singleton had been in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital since he had a stroke on April 17. A court filing last week by his mother, Shelia Ward, requested that she be appointed Singleton’s temporary conservator in order to make medical and financial decisions while he was incapacitated. Ward’s filing said that Singleton was in a coma. But on Friday, Singleton’s daughter Cleopatra Singleton, 19, filed a declaration disputing that account. She maintained that her father was not in a coma and that doctors did not “have a concrete diagnosis.” She opposed her grandmother becoming conservator, or guardian. Singleton’s passing prompted widespread praise for a filmmaker who, as his “Shaft” star Samuel L. Jackson said, “blazed the trail for many young film makers,” while “always remaining true to who he

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(nee Eisenreich), Monday April 29, 2019. Beloved wife of the late William Brandes; loving mother of Donna (Michael) Grote and Karen (Mark) VonOehsen; adoring grandmother of Steven (Sarah) and Kyle (Megan) Grote, Jared (Sarah) VonOehsen and Jordan (Brian) Jones; cherished GiGi of Theo, Max, Blake, Anna, Peyton and Teagan; our dearest relative and friend. Services: Funeral from Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Thursday, May 2, at 11 a.m. Interment at St. Paul Churchyard Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions to Humane Society of Missouri appreciated. Visitation Wednesday, 4-8 p.m.

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Patrick Rollin Dickson died on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, while working in his vegetable garden, one of his many passions. Patrick was recruited to Burbank, California in 1988 to work for Lockheed engineering department and continued with Lockheed for many years prior to an early retirement. A modern Renaissance Man, he was an industrial designer, commercial pilot, flight instructor, bicycle mechanic, musician, entrepreneur, furniture maker, business owner and an advocate for active transportation and other progressive causes. More importantly to him, he was a devoted and loving husband, father, son and brother. In recent years, he started Verdugo Coffee Roasters to provide funding for local causes he s u p p ort ed in cl u d in g t h e L ea gu e of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, KPFK Pacifica Radio, Sundance Institute and the Burbank Coordinating Council. Patrick was born on February 5, 1959 in St. Charles, Missouri the first child of Charles R. Dickson (deceased) and Patricia A. Dickson. Patrick is survived by his wife, Mary L. Dickson (LePique) and their daughter, Katharine (Katy) L. Dickson, as well as his mother, and two sisters, Sally Dickson and Suanne Morgan (Mark Morgan), and four nephews, Jacob, Joseph, Henry and Charles. He cherished many of Katy's friends, including David Castaneda, who was like a son to him. He leaves behind many friends and associates who will dearly miss him.

passed away, Sunday, April 28, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Verna Luttrell (nee Ake); dearest father of Hank (Deborah), Sue (Kent) Simons, Judy (Jim) Davis, Tom (Pat), Woody (Marcia) and Dori (Todd) White; brother of Kenneth and the late Tennyson Luttrell; brother-in-law of Nancy Ake; our dear grandfather, greatgrandfather, uncle, great-uncle and friend of many. Services: Funeral service at the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Friday, May 3 at 9:30 a.m. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation or Humane Society of Missouri. Visitation Thursday 4-8 p.m. Friends may sign the family's online guestbook at Schrader.com.

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78, of St. Louis, April 27. Beloved mother of Keith (Brenda) Fisher and Craig (Pamela) Fisher; dear grandmother of Erik Fisher and Amanda (Chase) Plott; dear sister of Carol (Terrance) Carlton, Robert (Maryann) Huddleston, and the late Thomas "Butch" (the late Saundra) Huddleston. Services: Visitation from 10 a.m. until services at 2 p.m. Thursday at VINYARD'S, Festus, MO. Interment in Herculaneum City Cemetery. Memorials to Alzheimer's Assn.

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(nee Anthony) Sun., April 28, 2019. Beloved wife of James B. Helvey for over 66 years; dearest mother of Nancy (Anthony) Greene, Sharon (Frank) Hernandez and Jimmy (June) Helvey; loving grandmother of 6 and great-grandmother of 15; our dear sister-in-law, aunt, and friend. Services: Funeral at KUTIS South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Thurs., May 2, 9 a.m. Interment J.B. National Cemetery. Visitation Wed., 4-8 p.m.

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was and where he came from.” Ava DuVernay called him “a giant among us.” Spike Lee said, “We’ll miss you but your films will live on.” Jordan Peele, the Oscarwinning “Get Out” and “Us” filmmaker, called him “a brave artist and a true inspiration.” “His vision changed everything,” said Peele. None of Singleton’s subsequent movies received the acclaim of “Boyz N the Hood” and he was criticized at times for turning characters into mouthpieces for political and social messages. But he attracted talent ranging from Tupac Shakur to Don Cheadle and explored themes of creative expression (“Poetic Justice”), identity (“Higher Learning”) and the country’s racist past, notably in “Rosewood,” based on a murderous white rampage against a black community in Florida in 1923. He also made the coming-ofage story “Baby Boy,” a remake of the action film “Shaft” and an installment in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, “2 Fast 2 Furious.” More recent projects included the FX crime drama “Snowfall,” which he helped create. Starring Damson Idris,“Snowfall” returned Singleton to the Los Angeles of his youth and the destructive effects of the rise of crack cocaine.

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NRA retains LaPierre as its leader amid tumult BY KATIE ZEZIMA

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An iron cross bearing the numbers of Ironworkers Local union chapters from Portland and Seattle stands next to flowers Monday at a memorial on a median across the street from where a construction crane collapsed and fell Saturday, killing four people.

Experts: Human error may be cause of Seattle crane collapse BY GENE JOHNSON

Associated Press

SEATTLE — Human error might have caused a crane collapse that killed four people and injured four others in Seattle over the weekend, experts said Monday. Based on videos of the collapse, they said it appears workers who were disassembling the construction crane had prematurely removed pins securing the sections of the crane’s mast to each other, and that could explain why the crane toppled in relatively minor wind gusts. “The reason this tower fell over is ironworkers and the people working on it did not follow the manufacturer’s instructions for disassembling the crane,” said South Carolina crane accident investigator Tom Barth. “If the pins had been in, that crane would not have fallen over.” The crane’s mast fell over on Saturday afternoon as workers were taking it apart. Sections landed on top of the new Google building it had been working on and on traffic below, striking six vehicles. Two ironworkers on the crane were killed as were two people in cars. Four others were injured. Barth, who has been a tower crane operator, inspector and accident investigator for 38 years, said the only safe way to disassemble a tower crane is to do it by sections. First, a line from another crane is secured to the top of the section being removed. Only then do workers remove the bolts that secure the section being removed to the one below it. The second crane lowers the section, Barth said. The videos, including one from a dash camera in a car approaching as the crane fell, appear to

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Fire and police crew members work to clear the scene Saturday where a construction crane fell from a building on Google’s new Seattle campus. show the sections of the tower crane separating cleanly, indicating the pins had likely been removed early, said Dave Kwass, a trial attorney who handles crane accident lawsuits. “Where I would be starting as an investigator is getting a better grasp of what these two ironworkers who tragically were killed may have done in removing the pins,” Kwass said. “What I’m seeing is a crane that looks as though the pins were popped all the way down to the pedestal section.” The same cause was blamed after tower crane mast collapsed during disassembly in Dallas in 2012. Terry McGettigan, a tower crane specialist in Seattle, declined to comment on Saturday’s crash, but he wrote a paper on

the Dallas crash warning about the danger of taking shortcuts by loosening or removing the bolts in advance. The Iron Workers Union Local 29 based in Portland, Oregon, and Local 86, in Seattle, who represented the workers who died, did not respond to requests for comment Monday. Washington Department of Labor and Industries inspectors were expected to finish their work at the scene Monday, said Tim Church, a department spokesman. He said it was too early to speculate on a cause. The department on Monday expanded its investigation to include a fifth company: Seaburg Construction Corp., which employed the tower crane operator.

Man accused of newspaper attack changes defense The 39-year-old is pleading not guilty by reason of insanity BY BRIAN WITTE

Associated Press

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The man accused of killing five people at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, changed his plea Monday to not guilty by reason of insanity. Lawyers for Jarrod Ramos said in a court filing that the 39-yearold Ramos was not criminally responsible “because of a mental disorder.” Monday’s filing in the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court also said he lacked the “capacity to appreciate the criminality of his conduct.” Five people were fatally shot in June 2018 in the Capital Gazette newsroom. Ramos was indicted on 23 charges in the attack, including first-degree murder. Ramos had initially pleaded not guilty, and the change of plea filed Monday maintains the not guilty plea. If Ramos were ultimately found not criminally responsible, he could be confined to a mental

health prison facility. A November trial has been scheduled. Ramos has been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Ann Smith and Wendi Winters. At a court hearing earlier this month, an attorney for Ramos made several references to his client’s “bizarre language” and “bizarre behavior” leading up to the June 28 mass Ramos shooting. Attorney William Davis said Ramos had “longstanding” mental health issues and a period of “mental health disturbances.” Davis also said a mental health expert has been working with the defense. The state will conduct its own evaluation to determine whether Ramos was not criminally responsible. A doctor independent from the prosecution will write a report with recommendations and that report will then be sent to defense attorneys, prosecutors and the court. Generally, a judge or jury would consider whether the defendant is not criminally responsible after the trial.

Prosecutors are seeking life in prison without possibility of parole. Police said Ramos had used a shotgun to blast his way inside the newsroom. He also has been charged with attempted murder, assault and gun crimes. According to prosecutors, Ramos carefully planned the attack and barricaded the rear exit of the office to prevent people from escaping. Police say they captured Ramos hiding under a desk at the Capital Gazette office after the attack. Ramos, of Laurel,Maryland,had a well-documented history of harassing the newspaper’s journalists. He filed a lawsuit against the paper in 2012, alleging he was defamed in an article about his conviction in a criminal harassment case in 2011. The Capital had published a story describing allegations by a woman who said Ramos harassed her online for months. The defamation suit was dismissed as groundless, and Ramos railed against staff at the newspaper in profanity-laced tweets. In the days following the attack, area judges and an attorney received letters that threatened the newsroom and were signed with Ramos’ name.

The other companies are general contractor GLY, Northwest Tower Crane Service Inc., Omega Rigging and Machinery Moving Inc., and Morrow Equipment Co. LLC “GLY and its sub-contractors involved with this tower crane accident are doing everything we can to investigate the incident,” the company said in a written statement. “We are cooperating fully with investigators and assisting the local authorities. At this early stage of the investigation, we have no further details.” The ironworkers who died were identified by their unions as Andrew Yoder, of Washington, and Travis Corbet, of Oregon. Also killed was Seattle Pacific University freshman Sarah Wong, the college said

The National Rifle Association’s board spent Monday huddled behind closed doors, capping off an annual meeting that has been plagued by a public power struggle, accusations of extortion and financial mismanagement, and news that the New York attorney general is investigating the organization’s nonprofit status. The board went into executive session Monday morning, and its meeting remained closed to members for all of Monday. The NRA announced that Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre was reelected unanimously to his position, marking his victory in the internal management spat. The vote was held at the NRA meeting in Indianapolis. The vote of confidence capped a dramatic fight between LaPierre and former NRA president Oliver North. LaPierre accused North of attempting to extort him, and then North said he would not seek a second term, citing confrontations with board members and donors over what they said were exorbitant payments to a law firm, a lawsuit against the NRA’s longtime public relations firm and reports about alleged financial mismanagement. Carolyn Meadows, a longtime NRA member, was elected president. The meeting came as President Donald Trump blamed the organization’s financial woes on New York’s governor and attorney general, alleging without proof that they were “illegally” using state law to dismantle the organization, which stands up for gun-ownership rights and promotes gun safety and education. The NRA, Trump said, “Must get its act together quickly, stop the internal fighting, & get back to GREATNESS — FAST!” The NRA spent $30 million to help elect Trump, who spoke at its annual meeting in Indianapolis on Friday. But the organization has been unable achieve any major federal victories, despite having a Republican president and, until January, a Republican-controlled Congress. LaPierre played down the organization’s strife on Monday, saying he looks forward to continuing efforts to protect Second Amendment rights and to face whatever comes. “United we stand,” LaPierre said. “The NRA board of directors, our leadership team and our more than 5 million members will come together as never before in support of our country’s constitutional freedoms. The challenges ahead of us are our greatest opportunities — confronting our adversaries, defending the association, and continuing our tradition as the greatest civil rights organization in the world.” Adversaries — largely in the form of gun safety organizations — have seen the NRA’s rifts and external pressures as a rallying point, arguing that the organization is strained and that its influence is waning.

New group launches to harness political power of women BY JULIE PACE

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Three of the nation’s most influential activists are launching an organization that aims to harness the political power of women to influence elections and shape local and national policy priorities. Dubbed Supermajority, the organization is the creation of Cecile Richards, the former head of Planned Parenthood; Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter; and Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. The group, which describes itself as multiracial and intergenerational, has a goal of training and mobilizing 2 million women over the next year to become organizers and political leaders in their communities. The effort comes at a moment when women have emerged as perhaps the most powerful force in politics. Millions of women marched in cities across America to protest President Donald Trump’s election. Women also comprise the majority of the electorate in the 2018 midterm elections, sending a historic number of female candidates to Congress and helping Democrats retake control of the House. A record number of women are also seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomina-

tion, including four senators. Richards, who has long been a force in Democratic politics, said women “feel newly empowered and frankly motivated to take action, including so many women who never thought themselves as an activist before.” Richards, Garza and Poo spent the past year traveling the country talking to women about how to harness their activism. They found that despite increased energy, many women find getting involved in politics intimidating and are unclear about how to do more than just march or protest. “Women are mad as hell and we’ve been in resistance mode for two years,” Garza said. “Now it’s time to equip people.” Supermajority isn’t expected to endorse individual candidates. But the group will help educate women about candidates’ positions on issues including pay equity and affordable child care and push politicians to adopt an agenda akin to what Richards called a “women’s new deal.” The effort will be aided by Libby Chamberlain and Cortney Tunis, co-founders of the Facebook group Pantsuit Nation, which was started in the closing weeks of the 2016 election for supporters of Hillary Clinton. The online community now has more than 3.5 million female members.


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Cover-up: Students deck out dome with Captain America shield ASSOCIATED PRESS

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Student pranksters at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have struck again, drawing inspiration from America’s hottest movie. MIT students over the weekend draped the university’s signature Great Dome with a giant cloth version of Captain America’s red, white and blue shield. Their efforts drew a Twitter “Very cool!” from actor Chris Evans, the Massachusetts native who plays Captain America in “Avengers: Endgame.” The shield went up Saturday night and was taken down Monday morning. MIT students have for

generations centered similar pranks, which they call “hacks,” on the dome. A realistic police cruiser was placed on the dome in 1994. In 1999, it was decked out to look like R2D2, the robot from “Star Wars.” Raymond Huffman, a 20-year-old from New York’s Long Island, says he didn’t have anything to do with this year’s prank, but posted on YouTube aerial video he shot from his drone of the final product that’s since generated tens of thousands of views. Huffman said a friend involved in the prank told him the group had spent about six months planning the effort. The prank tradition isn’t an annual event at MIT and

This Sunday photo provided by Raymond Huffman shows Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s signature Great Dome draped with a giant cloth version of Captain America’s red, white and blue shield, in Cambridge, Mass. MIT students for generations have centered similar pranks on the dome, this time drawing inspiration from America’s hottest movie, “Avengers: Endgame.” The shield went up Saturday night and was taken down Monday morning.

tends to happen spontaneously by groups of students that, for the most part, want to remain anonymous, he added. “It’s kind of cool to see the hacking culture has been maintained,” Huffman said. “These are things you hear about when you first come to MIT.”

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A beluga whale found with a tight harness that appeared to be Russian made has raised the alarm of Norwegian officials and prompted speculation that the animal may have come from a Russian military facility. Joergen Ree Wiig of the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries says “Equipment St. Petersburg” is written on the harness strap, which features a mount for an action camera. He said Monday that fishermen in Arctic Norway last week reported the tame white cetacean with a tight harness swimming around. On Friday, fisherman Joar Hesten, aided by the Ree Wiig, jumped into the frigid water to remove the harness. Ree Wiig said “people in Norway’s military have shown great interest” in the harness. Audun Rikardsen, a professor at the Department of Arctic and Marine Biology at the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsoe, northern Norway, believes “it is most likely that Russian Navy in Murmansk” is involved. Russia has major military facilities in and around Murmansk on the Kola Peninsula, in the far northwest of Russia. It wasn’t immediately clear what the mammal was being trained for, or whether it was supposed to be part of any Russian military activity in the region. Rikardsen said he had

checked with scholars in Russia and Norway and said they have not reported any program or experiments using beluga whales. “This is a tame animal that is used to get food served so that is why it has made contacts with the fishermen,” he said. “The question is now whether it can survive by finding food by itself. We have seen cases where other whales that have been in Russian captivity doing fine.” Hesten told Norwegian broadcaster NRK that the whale began to rub itself again his boat when he first spotted it. Russia does not have a history of using whales for military purposes but the Soviet Union had a fullfledged training program for dolphins. The Soviet Union used a base in Sevastopol on the Crimean peninsula during the Cold War to train the mammals for military purposes such as searching for mines or other objects and planting explosives. The facility in Crimea was closed following the collapse of the Soviet Union, though unnamed reports shortly after the Russian annexation of Crimea indicated that it had reopened. The Russian Defense Ministry published a public tender in 2016 to purchase five dolphins for a training program. The tender did not explain what tasks the dolphins were supposed to perform, but indicated they were supposed to have good teeth. It was taken offline shortly after publication.

Woodstock 50 in jeopardy after investor withdraws BY MESFIN FEKADU

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NEW YORK — Woodstock 50 is proving to be as chaotic as the original festival held in 1969. A financial investor in the festival announced Monday it was pulling its funding from the anniversary event, set to take place Aug. 16-18 in Watkins Glen, New York. “Despite our tremendous investment of time, effort and commitment, we don’t believe the production of the festival can be executed as an event worthy of the Woodstock Brand name while also ensuring the health and safety of the artists, partners and attendees,” Dentsu Aegis Network’s Amplifi Live said in a statement. Representatives for Wood-

stock 50 or Michael Lang, who co-founded the festival, didn’t immediately reply to emails Monday seeking comment. The anniversary event has had some bumps in the road in the last few weeks. Tickets were originally supposed to go on sale last week, but that was postponed (a ticket sale date still has not been announced). And some of the performers were leaked to the press ahead of its announcement. Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers were announced as headliners at the event, to take place about 115 miles northwest of the original site. The event is separate from an anniversary concert planned at the site of the original festival in 1969.

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Blues left winger Pat Maroon (right) celebrates with defenseman Colton Parayko after Maroon’s game-winner with 1:38 left in Game 3 Monday night in Dallas.

Blues exemplify the meaning of resiliency

Goal with 1:38 remaining results in Game 3 win BY JIM THOMAS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

BENJAMIN HOCHMAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

DALLAS • It was wild. It was woolly. It

was Pat Maroon with the game winner with just 1 minute 38 seconds remaining in the third period. The Maroon-Tyler Bozak-Robert Thomas line was all over the ice Monday night. Cycling, hounding pucks and scoring goals. But it didn’t become a Gloria game — you know, that victory song — until the Blues killed off a delay of game penalty on Colton Parayko for the last 43.3 seconds. So there continues to be no place like the road. The road remains kind to the Blues this postseason. In defeating the Dallas Stars 4-3 Monday at American Airlines Center, the Blues are 4-0 away from home during these playoffs. To a degree, that’s been the way of

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DALLAS • The resilience and relentless-

Jay Bouwmeester of the Blues defends against Tyler Seguin, who still managed a shot against goalie Jordan Binnington during the first period of Game 3.

ON A ROAD ROLL This marks the second time in franchise history the Blues have won four straight road playoff games: 1969 Year 2019 PHI, LA Opponents WPG, DAL 16-4 Scoring margin 13-9 L, Stanley Cup Season result ?

67.4% The series record of the team winning Game 3 of a series that was tied 1-1 (213-103). This year, though, the Game 3 winner’s record is 1-3.

30 Wins for Jordan

Binnington in his first 39 starts. That matches the NHL record for fewest starts to 30 wins, tying Frederik Andersen (Anaheim).

ness of the Blues is becoming St. Louis lore. Sure there are still two more games to win in this series — and yes, the only reason there was the aforementioned resilience and relentlessness was because the Blues kept allowing Dallas back in the game — but you don’t see this so much in sports, do you? The Blues don’t lose on the road. Home, too, occasionally. But they’re 4-0 in this postseason right now on the road, following Monday’s bonkers game, which was more of a boxing match, won with the knockout by Pat Maroon. Blues 4, Stars

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STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS • BLUES LEAD SERIES 2-1 > Perron back in comfort zone at right wing. B3

Game 1 Blues 3, Stars 2 GWG: Tarasenko

Game 2 Stars 4, Blues 2 GWG: Janmark

Game 3, Blues 4, Stars 3 GWG: Maroon

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> Healthy Karlsson gives Sharks hope. B6

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Voit’s story keeps getting better

Wacha, Bader return to lineup against Washington

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that thrived at Busch Stadium should play away, too. “Good baseball travels,” he said. Even if it sometimes takes a few innings to catch up. The Cardinals jetlagged behind lefty Patrick Corbin for four innings before

The scene: Loud music blasts through a New York Yankees gym. There’s Aaron Judge pumping iron. There’s Giancarlo Stanton, sculpting. And there’s Hall of Famer and Yankees special assistant Reggie Jackson. He’s making a beeline for Luke Voit. That shirt Voit has been wearing, Jackson informs the first baseman and designated hitter, has stirred up trouble. It turns out the lawyers at Louis Vuitton do not approve of Voit using the high-fashion brand as a spinoff for his own initials-inspired workout shirt. Jackson tells Voit that the lawyers, a cease and desist letter in hand, are waiting for him in manager Aaron Boone’s

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Marcell Ozuna scores on a Jose Martinez double during a six-run fifth inning Monday.

CARDINALS 6 NATIONALS 3

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> 6:05 p.m. Tuesday at Nationals, FSM > Wainwright (2-2, 3.96) vs. Sanchez (0-3, 6.00) > Wacha’s activation mean’s Helsley sent back to Memphis. B5

in a visitors’ dugout wearing road grays for the first time in a dozen days and for the first time this year with a firstplace team, Cardinals manager Mike Shildt described how the brand of baseball

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MAROON RESCUES BLUES

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

Blues left winger Pat Maroon (right) celebrates with defenseman Colton Parayko after Maroon’s game-winner with 1:38 left in Game 3 Monday night in Dallas.

Maroon making St. Louis proud as Big Rig rolls on

Goal with 1:38 remaining results in Game 3 win BY JIM THOMAS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

DALLAS • It was wild. It was woolly. It was Pat Maroon with the game winner a mere 98 seconds before the end of regulation. With two of the best defensive teams in the NHL on the ice at American Airlines Center, there were four goals scored in a stretch of 5 minutes 16 seconds down the stretch. The Blues scored last — Maroon’s second goal of the playoffs — to claim a 4-3 victory Monday at American Airlines Center. Included in those hectic, frantic, unbelievable closing minutes the Blues allowed a shorthanded goal. And with just 43.3 seconds remaining they were guilty (for the second time Monday) of delay of game for shooting the puck over the glass. There was a time when such a 1-2 See BLUES • Page B3

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DALLAS • At this point, every late 90s

Jay Bouwmeester of the Blues defends against Tyler Seguin, who still managed a shot against goalie Jordan Binnington during the first period of Game 3.

ON A ROAD ROLL This marks the second time in franchise history the Blues have won four straight road playoff games: 1969 Year 2019 PHI, LA Opponents WPG, DAL 16-4 Scoring margin 13-9 L, Stanley Cup Season result ?

67.4% The series record of the team winning Game 3 of a series that was tied 1-1 (213-103). This year, though, the Game 3 winner’s record is 1-3.

30 Wins for Jordan

Binnington in his first 39 starts. That matches the NHL record for fewest starts to 30 wins, tying Frederik Andersen (Anaheim).

shopper who saw him at South County Mall, every biology lab partner at Oakville High or every busboy at Frankie G’s is now saying the same thing: “I grew up with Patrick Maroon!” The St. Louis kid and now St. Louis Blue is becoming a part of St. Louis lore. And on Monday night, he turned April 29th into a new St. Patrick’s Day, though all those wearing green could only cry in their beers … or, as one Dallas fan did, throw one at the Blues bench. Patrick Maroon scored the winning goal with 1:38 left in Game 3, separating these

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STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS • BLUES LEAD SERIES 2-1 > Perron back in comfort zone at right wing. B3

Game 1 Blues 3, Stars 2 GWG: Tarasenko

Game 2 Stars 4, Blues 2 GWG: Janmark

Game 3, Blues 4, Stars 3 GWG: Maroon

Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. at Dallas NBCSN

Friday, 8:30 p.m. at Enterprise NBCSN

*May 5, TBA at Dallas

*May 7, TBA at Enterprise

> Healthy Karlsson gives Sharks hope. B6

* If necessary

Sixth-inning rally boosts Cards

Voit’s story keeps getting better

Wacha, Bader return to lineup against Washington

He’s carrying injury-riddled Yanks with a hot bat BEN FREDERICKSON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

that thrived at Busch Stadium should play away, too. “Good baseball travels,” he said. Even if it sometimes takes a few innings to catch up. The Cardinals jetlagged behind lefty Patrick Corbin for four innings before

The scene: Loud music blasts through a New York Yankees gym. There’s Aaron Judge pumping iron. There’s Giancarlo Stanton, sculpting. And there’s Hall of Famer and Yankees special assistant Reggie Jackson. He’s making a beeline for Luke Voit. That shirt Voit has been wearing, Jackson informs the first baseman and designated hitter, has stirred up trouble. It turns out the lawyers at Louis Vuitton do not approve of Voit using the high-fashion brand as a spinoff for his own initials-inspired workout shirt. Jackson tells Voit that the lawyers, a cease and desist letter in hand, are waiting for him in manager Aaron Boone’s

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Marcell Ozuna scores on a Jose Martinez double during a six-run fifth inning Monday.

CARDINALS 6 NATIONALS 3

BY DERRICK GOOLD St. Louis Post-Dispatch

> 6:05 p.m. Tuesday at Nationals, FSM > Wainwright (2-2, 3.96) vs. Sanchez (0-3, 6.00) > Wacha’s activation mean’s Helsley sent back to Memphis. B5

in a visitors’ dugout wearing road grays for the first time in a dozen days and for the first time this year with a firstplace team, Cardinals manager Mike Shildt described how the brand of baseball

WASHINGTON • As he sat

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Lafayette High alum Luke Voit is among baseball’s most productive hitters.

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Texas Tech has made Chris Beard one of the nation’s top-paid coaches in college basketball after he led the Red Raiders to their first national championship game. Beard, the AP national coach of the year, got a new contract Monday that will pay him an average of $4,575,000 annually through the 2024-25 season. The deal came three weeks after the Big 12 co-champions lost in overtime to Virginia in the national title game. (AP) It’s a match for Stephens, Altidore • Sloane Stephens, the 2017 U.S. Open tennis champion, and soccer player Jozy Altidore are engaged. Both tweeted the news Monday, posting a photo and brief message. Hers said: “Forever yes.” His said: “Forever starts now.” Stephens, 26, is ranked No. 8 in the world. Altidore, 29, has scored 41 goals in 110 international appearances since his U.S. national team debut in 2007. He has not played for the Americans since October 2017, when a loss at Trinidad and Tobago prevented them from qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. Altidore has been with Toronto FC in Major League Soccer since 2015. (AP) Illini center decommits • In a long-expected move, 6-foot-11 center Antwan January announced he has decommitted from Illinois. He committed to Illinois in November, but according to Illini Inquirer, he did not play his senior season at Santa Monica (Calif.) High School to focus on improving his grades. Once the Illini got a commitment earlier this month from 6-10 big man Bernard Kouma, multiple outlets reported January was unlikely to sign. Illinois has one 2019 signee so far, 7-foot center and top-50 national recruit Kofi Cockburn. Assuming Kouma signs this spring, the Illini would have one open scholarship for next season. A possibility to fill it might be 6-8 forward T.J. Holyfield, a graduate transfer from Stephen F. Austin. Illinois coach Brad Underwood recruited Holyfield to Stephen F. Austin and coached him during his freshman season, when he started every game for the NCAA tournament-bound Lumberjacks. (Chicago Tribune) Baylor women visit White House • President Donald Trump on Monday hosted the Baylor University women’s basketball team in the Oval Office — the school’s third visit to the White House as a national champion. The Bears, who beat Notre Dame 82-81 earlier this month, were served fast food from Wendy’s, McDonald’s and Burger King in the State Dining Room — the same spread that other sports teams were served during their visits to the Trump White House. The Bears are the first women’s basketball team to visit the Trump White House; the 2017 and 2018 women’s college basketball champions (South Carolina, Notre Dame) did not. (AP) Drake women’s basketball team receives gift • The Bulldogs lost to Missouri in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last month, but they received a nice consolation prize Monday when an Iowa philanthropist gave the program $5 million in what the school said is the largest non-capital gift of its kind. Drake announced the gift Monday from Suzie Glazer Burt, a member of the university’s board of trustees. The university didn’t release specifics about how the gift would be used but said some of it would endow the head coaching position and some would enhance support for students. (AP) West Virginia wide receiver plans to transfer • Marcus Simms, who had 46 catches for 699 yards and two touchdowns as a junior last season, has put his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal. Rather than play for new head coach Neal Brown after Dana Holgorsen left for Houston, Simms wrote Sunday on Twitter, “On to another chapter.” (AP) LSU interim coach joins TCU • Tony Benford has been hired as an assistant coach at TCU after finishing last season as interim head coach for LSU’s run to the Sweet 16. LSU reinstated head coach Will Wade two weeks ago after he was suspended following a media report of illegal payments to families of recruits. (AP)

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the betting windows or along the paddock on a day of live thoroughbred racing and you’re bound to hear it if a horse of a certain color is preparing for a trip to the starting gate. “I always bet the gray” is the common refrain, especially among the casual bettors. No race brings out more casual bettors than the Kentucky Derby, and this edition of the 3-yearold showcase will feature a trio of grays on which to wager. Those three colts — Roadster, Tacitus and Gray Magician — will have a chance to end a 14-year skid for grays on the first Saturday in May and become just the ninth Derby champ of their pigmentation since World War II. Not since Giacomo pulled one of the biggest Derby upsets in history at 50-1 odds back in 2005 has a gray made its way to the winner’s circle. A total of 25 horses classified as gray/roan have run in the Derby since. None of them won the race. Roadster and Tacitus — from the barns of trainers Bob Baffert and Bill Mott, respectively — should be among the favorites in this year’s field. Roadster comes to Louisville off a victory in the Santa Anita Derby, and Tacitus has been victorious in the Wood Memorial and Tampa Bay Derby over his last two starts. Gray Magician — second in the UAE Derby in Dubai a few weeks ago — will be among the Kentucky Derby’s longest shots. All three will likely find plenty of followers Saturday afternoon.

IT’S IN THE GENES

Our fascination with the grays has been around for as long as they have. So, how did they come to look like this? Dr. Kathryn Graves, director of Genetic Testing at the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Center, explains that the gray coloring in horses is actually the result of a mutation of a particular gene (STX17). “The effect of the mutation is that all gray horses are born what we would call a ‘normal’ color,” she said. “There are other genes that determine color in the horse — whether a horse is bay or chestnut or black. So all gray horses are born the color they would be if they did not also inherit the gray gene. “But if the gray gene is present, then this mutation causes a gradual loss of melanin from the hair follicle. And so every time the horse sheds its coat, the hair follicles do not produce any new melanin. And so over time — with each change of coat — the melanin decreases.” There’s some pretty precise math on the gray gene and its effect on a horse’s coloring. In general, if a foal has one gray parent, it would have a 50 percent chance of being gray itself. If both parents are gray, that probability increases to 75 percent. Those numbers are in the case of one or both parents having just one copy of the gray gene, and the likeli-

145TH KENTUCKY DERBY When • 5:50 p.m. Saturday Where • Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. TV • KSDK (Ch. 5) Purse • $3 million (Grade 1) Distance • 1¼ miles (dirt) Post-position draw • 10 a.m. Tuesday

hood of a gray offspring would increase further if two copies of the gene were present — all the way up to 100 percent if both parents have two copies of the mutated gene. “What that also means is that at least one parent must be gray,” Graves said. “You can’t get a gray horse from breeding two nongray horses together.” The sire of Tacitus, of one of this year’s top Derby contenders, is Tapit, who was the leading stallion in North America from 2014 to 2016 and has produced three recent Belmont Stakes winners (Creator, Tapwrit and Tonalist) but is still in search of his first Kentucky Derby winner. Tacitus appears a little darker than his famous father was during his racing days. Tapit, foaled in 2001, looked the part of the traditional gray when he won the Wood Memorial before finishing ninth behind Smarty Jones in the 2004 Kentucky Derby. Tapit, now 18 years old and standing stud at Gainesway Farm in Lexington, has since morphed into an almost-white coloring. That lightening of the coat over time is another staple of the grays, and the manner and speed in which it occurs differs. “Some gray horses have a very uniform loss of pigment,” Graves said. “Some horses gray very quickly. Some horses, like Connemara ponies, for example, some of them can stay a relatively dark gray into their teens. They never become white. Most gray horses eventually become white, or what’s called a flea-bitten gray, where some speckles of pigment remain.” Tapit came up short in his Kentucky Derby try, but there have been eight winners of the race classified as gray/roan since dependable statistics on the subject began in 1930. That lot includes Silver Charm, Spectacular Bid and Winning Colors, the 1988 champ and last filly to win the Derby.

THE GREY GHOST

The Kentucky Derby was the only race Native Dancer — nicknamed “The Grey Ghost” — ever lost. He won 21 of 22 starts and was the runner-up in the 1953 Derby, becoming a national sensation in part because his light coat was easier to distinguish on the blackand-white televisions of the day. Native Dancer was also a wildly successful stallion, and his genes have been passed down through many of the greatest racehorses of the past several decades. Roadster, Tacitus and Gray Magician all have Native Dancer in their bloodlines, and he’s actually responsible for the gray gene — going six generations back — in Roadster. The beauty of the grays does come with a price, however.

KENTUCKY OAKS Bellafina a 2-1 early favorite, draws No. 4 spot Bellafina is the 2-1 morning line favorite for the 145th Kentucky Oaks after drawing the No. 4 post position in the marquee race for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs. Champagne Anyone and Restless Rider are the 6-1 co-second choices from the Nos. 10 and 14 posts of horses officially in the field for Friday’s $1.25 million race over 1 1/8 miles. Dunbar Road, one of two alsoeligible fillies, drew 5-1 odds and would become the second choice with an opening in the 14-horse field. Jaywalk and Serengeti Empress are 8-1 co-third choices and will start from the Nos. 7 and 13 posts. As expected, Bellafina is the favorite thanks to a 3-0 record this year and highlighted by last month’s 5¼-length victory in the Santa Anita Oaks. Trained by Simon Callaghan and ridden by Flavien Prat, the filly has six wins and a second-place finish in eight career starts and tops the Kentucky Oaks leaderboard with 132 points. Bellafina was traveling from California and was expected to arrive at Churchill Downs on Monday. Callaghan is expected at the track on Wednesday. “She galloped a mile and a half and she looks very good,” the trainer said of Bellafina’s workout. “We’re very pleased with her.” One of Bellafina’s projected challengers is Champagne Anyone, who is second with 113 points and coming off last month’s win in the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Oaks. Associated Press

Graves said it’s estimated that between 70 and 80 percent of gray horses will develop melanoma as they age. “So there’s kind of a downside to that attractive color,” she said. According to statistics provided by The Jockey Club, a total of 8.7 percent of North American starters in 2018 were classified as gray/roan. The Jockey Club officially lumps in roan — a coat with a mixture of red and white hairs or brown and white hairs — with gray to reduce the number of corrections that occur when trying to differentiate those colors. As for our collective fascination with the rare coloring, there’s no scientific answer. The grays are indeed easier to spot on the racetrack, and they stand out among their competitors in the paddock. Graves noted that military leaders of the past often rode atop gray horses that were easier for their own troops to locate on the battlefield. Napoleon Bonaparte, Simon Bolivar and Robert E. Lee all had famous war horses with the coloring. The real reason humans like gray horses is probably a simple one. They’re nice to look at. “I think it’s just human nature that we like something different. That’s just my opinion,” Graves said. “... I think it’s just an attractive color mutation.”


NHL PLAYOFFS

04.30.2019 • Tuesday • M 1

Blues find a way to win on road HOCHMAN • FROM B1

3. On the road, where it’s loud and the home team has the last line change and they throw beer onto the bench and it doesn’t matter to St. Louis’ Blues, because they’re resilient and relentless. “I think our team does a really good job of responding now,” said Maroon, whose team kept taking the lead and then kept losing the lead. “We have this belief system in here that’s really weird, but we feel like we can always find ways to win hockey games. “And you’ve got to give credit to the Stars for bouncing back, pushing back — but we got the edge from pushing back harder. We kept pushing, we never gave up. We didn’t let them get the momentum. … It was nuts. I think both teams responded really well. I’m just happy that we came out with the win.” Maroon’s goal will be talked about for 48 hours in St. Louis, just the way that the folks back home — from O’Fallon, Missouri to O’Fallon, Illinois — talked about Jaden Schwartz last week. Patty Maroon. The local hero, who everyone seems to know, who seems to have a connection to — almost like one of those Ferris Bueller situations (“My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with a girl who saw Pat Maroon at Ted Drewes last night). What a goal. Netted it with 18:22 off the clock in the third period, and the game tied. And past a St. Louis kid in net, the amazing Ben Bishop, who blocked so many other incredible scoring chances all night. “I think I just had more time to use my hands,” Maroon said of his goal. “Usually, I’m muffing it in the pads, but I got it up quick. I’ve been working on it in practice. Just taking it from the back of the net, trying to lift in.” Really, that line of Maroon, Tyler Bozak and Robert Thomas just epitomized the relentlessness of the entire Blues team. Gosh, this line was good all night. Cycling, passing, grinding. “We talked as a line,” Maroon shared. “We went over some things that we had to do better — in the first two games, we didn’t get to our game. And I think tonight, our line is below the top of the circles, grinding down low, wearing their D down. And we did a really, really good job. And we have to continue that.” Not only did Dallas bounce back, time and time again, the Stars, honestly, should’ve been ahead by the third period. Or at least tied. After the second period, St. Louis led 2-1, after so many missed Dallas chances — gifts turned into Twitter GIFs. There was the incredible up-ice stretch pass from Bishop, who used to tally assists in St. Louis youth games and nearly got one in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Thankfully, for the Blues brethren holding their breath, Carl Gunnarsson came from behind and got his stick on that of Andrew Cogliano. And there was the terrible turnover by Vladimir Tarasenko. The Blues star passed it to a Star (though, another Star got his stick in there to interrupt the pass). Of all players, it was the pest Roman Polak who skated up ice and then fed Alexander Radulov. It looked bad, for Radulov is good. But Jordan Binnington stopped the point-black shot, ho-hum. Oh, wait, another one! Goodness, there was some tic-tac-toe passing that made Jay Bouwmeester and Colton Parayko, called “animals” by a complimentary teammate, look mortal. Tyler Seguin, who is also quite good, was left alone in front of the net for a redirection. Alas, he couldn’t redirect the puck, and the Stars missed a golden opportunity for a goal. So yeah, St. Louis won it in the third, but Dallas could’ve won it in the second. But that’s the postseason, that’s this Blues-Stars series. Every game is about resilience, every game is about mental toughness and every game means gray hairs. It’s been wild, hasn’t it? As for coming back, coach Craig Berube said: “We’ve done that all year, I think. We’ve had practice at it.” The coach laughed. “It was a back-and-forth game. We made a few mental mistakes, just a couple of plays where we’ve got to be better. … We stayed with it and so did they. … Obviously a huge goal by Patty Maroon. I thought that line was really good tonight. “From the drop of the puck we were a lot more aggressive and a lot more engaged. On the pucks, physical. Played a much heavier game. Everybody. And that line got rewarded with a couple of goals. They have great chemistry. Patty Maroon does a fantastic job below the goal line, hanging on to pucks, waiting for help — and obviously does a great job around the net.”

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The Blues’ Robert Bortuzzo protests a penalty call against him.

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BLUES NOTEBOOK

Perron back in comfort zone He returns to right wing for Game 3 BY JIM THOMAS st. Louis Post-dispatch

DALLAS • Most forwards prefer line continuity, and David Perron made that crystal clear when asked about switching back to the second line for Game 3 of the Blues’ Western Conference semifinal with the Dallas Stars. “Hopefully we don’t turn into ‘Hitch’ daily with a line update where we talk about a new line and it’s going to be the whole solution of our problems,” Perron said after the morning skate Monday. Previous Blues coach Ken Hitchcock was known for his frequent line changes. In the second period of Game 5 of the Winnipeg series, with the Blues trailing 2-0 and the series on the brink of shifting the Jets’ way, interim coach Craig Berube moved Brayden Schenn from left wing on the first line to centering the second line. Perron was moved up to left wing on the top line. Until that point, Perron had spent the entire season playing right wing. Even though he played the 2017-18 season on left wing for the Vegas Golden Knights, he wasn’t comfortable on the left side this

time around. “I hope I can just get back and play the normal game I did,” Perron said. “I did feel a little bit different on the other side (left wing). I pride myself on board work, make a lot of little plays that makes the play go forward, makes the play maybe turn into an odd-man situation that starts from the D-zone or even the neutral zone. “I don’t think I did that the last two games (against Dallas), I don’t think I did it in Game 6 either against Winnipeg. We won the game and maybe no one notices or talked about it, but for me, between rounds, I wanted to get better. ... And going back to the right side, I think it’s going to be a little bit more natural because that’s where I played this year.” With Perron back on the right side after 3 ½ games, Schwartz moved up to left wing on the first line, and Schenn moved from center to left wing on the second line. When asked why players prefer line continuity, Perron said: “Because it puts the onus on the players to be better. If you keep changing the lines, I feel like you just wait for the next opportunity for the line change to get a spark from the team. “Or when it’s been pretty stable like it’s been all year, it’s up to the players to do their job and you want to be the guy that can make a difference. We’ve had guys step up at different times in the season.”

BORTUZZO BACK Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo returned to the lineup Monday for the first time since Game 4 of the Winnipeg series and was back with Vince Dunn on the Blues’ third defensive pairing. “You can tell it’s been an intense series,” Bortuzzo said. “I’ve been waiting for the nod to get in there. Happy it’s time, happy to get out there and contribute.” During the regular season, Dunn and Bortuzzo were together for 32 games, more than any other defensive pairing besides Jay Bouwmeester-Colton Parayko. “Yeah, we’ve played most of the season together, big chunks of hockey,” Bortuzzo said. “We have a good relationship. We talk to each other a lot out there. He’s a super-talented young guy who makes super-smart hockey decisions. We’ve done a good job of reading off each other all year.” Bortuzzo replaced Joel Edmundson, who was a healthy scratch Monday. Edmundson played only 9 minutes 54 seconds Saturday in Game 2, his second-lowest ice time of the season. “We want Eddy to play a physical, hard game,” Berube said. “Did at times, but I think he can be more consistent taking the body, playing a heavy game.” Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com

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Pat Maroon shoots the puck into the upper corner of the net past Stars goalie Ben Bishop for the winning goal in Game 3 of their series.

Blues remain perfect on the road in playoffs BLUES • FROM B1

the league during Round 2, with the road teams going 6-3 so far. As for the Blues, they’ve yet to trail in a series. With a revamped lineup Monday that featured the return of Robert Bortuzzo on defense and tweaks on the team’s top two lines, the Blues took a 2-1 lead in this best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal. Game 4 is here Wednesday. When an NHL best-of-seven series is tied 1-1, the Game 3 winner ends up taking the series 67.4 percent of the time in league history. Make of that what you will. Bozak’s second playoff goal gave the Blues a 2-1 lead that held through all sorts of mayhem in the second period. The Blues built momentum with quality time in the Dallas zone. You could almost sense a goal was coming. And it did after Vince Dunn stick-handled himself into open space and fed Robert Thomas. Thomas’ shot trickled behind Dallas goalie Ben Bishop and may, or may not, have crossed the goal line if left unattended. Bozak made sure, darting in to tap in the puck at the 8:30 mark of the second period. There was all sorts of action the rest of the period, as the Blues killed two Dallas power plays, and later Stars defenseman Esa Lindell showed on a couple of occasions he was in dire need of acting lessons. Yes, Lindell aggravated Bortuzzo enough to draw a cross-checking penalty, but Lindell also was sent off for embellishment for flopping to the ice. In between, Jordan Binnington stopped a breakaway by Alexander Radulov after an errant pass by Vladimir Tarasenko. Bishop needed a kick save to keep Ryan O’Reilly’s in-tight shot out of the net after a great feed from Tarasenko. The Stars caught St. Louis in a line change, but Carl Gunnarsson hustled back to disrupt Andrew Cogliano’s breakaway attempt. Then a quasi-breakaway by Bozak was thwarted by Dallas. After all that, there was still another period to play. The Blues came out strong in the third period, crowding the net and getting some decent scoring chances. Just 2 ½ minutes in, Robby Fabbri and Ivan Barbashev both had jam shots on Bishop, and the puck was loose on a couple of occasions but the Blues couldn’t poke it home. With 11 ½ minutes left, Oskar Sun-

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First period B: Schwartz 6 (O’Reilly, Parayko), 1:27. D: Radulov 5 (Dowling, Spezza), 17:12 (pp). Penalties: Benn, DAL, (tripping), 13:11; Bouwmeester, STL, (tripping), 15:36. Second period B: Bozak 2 (Dunn, Thomas), 8:30. Penalties: Bouwmeester, STL, (delay of game), 0:57; Gunnarsson, STL, (high sticking), 16:10; Bortuzzo, STL, (cross checking), 16:29; Lindell, DAL, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 16:29. Third period D: Cogliano 2 (Janmark), 13:06 (sh). B: Pietrangelo 1 (Bouwmeester, Schwartz), 14:24. D: Seguin 3 (Zuccarello, Heiskanen), 15:52. B: Maroon 2 (Bouwmeester, Bozak), 18:22. Penalties: Polak, DAL, (high sticking), 12:07; Parayko, STL, (delay of game), 19:16. Shots on goal Blues 10 15 8 33 Dallas 11 10 10 31 Power-plays Blues 0 of 2; Dallas 1 of 4. Goaltenders Blues, Binnington 6-3 (31 shots-28 saves). Dallas, Bishop 5-4 (33-29). A: 18,532. Referees: Steve Kozari, Kelly Sutherland. Linesmen: Ryan Gibbons, Jonny Murray.

dqvist broke alone late down right wing, but Bishop didn’t give him much to shoot at and made a relatively easy save. The Blues were able to nurse that 2-1 lead down to the final 10 minutes of play even thought they had a terrible night in the faceoff circle. At that point in the game, Dallas was winning a whopping 64 percent of the draws. Even O’Reilly, one of the best faceoff men in the league, was at 42 percent. The Blues had more power play misadventures when Roman Polak was sent off for high-sticking Robert Thomas on a dash down left wing with 7:53 to play. Not only did the Blues not score on the power play, they surrendered a shorthanded goal to Andrew Cogliano with 5:36 to play. Vince Dunn couldn’t quite keep the puck in the zone and Mattias Janmark was first to the puck. Dunn was able to run him down, but in came Cogliano backdoor to score the game-tying goal making it 2-2. But just 17 seconds after that penalty expired, Alex Pietrangelo gave the Blues a 3-2 lead with a high rising shot that seemed to fool Bishop. And that may have been partly because of a net-front screen by Thomas. The lead didn’t last long, with Tyler Seguin beating Gunnarsson at the front of the net. It took 46 games for Jaden Schwartz to reach six goals during the regular season. As for the playoffs, his sixth goal in nine games came on a tip-in just 87 seconds into Monday’s proceedings, staking the Blues to a 1-0 lead. BRETT HULL (7 in 1990 and 1991)

JOE MULLEN (7 in 1982)

Jaden Schwartz celebrates after scoring the first goal of the game Monday.

Parayko, who had a goal and an assist in the Blues’ Game 2 loss, got the primary assist on the play with a shot from the point. The big defenseman has an assist in all three games this series. Schwartz was playing on the Blues’ first line Monday due to some line tweaking by coach Craig Berube. The Blues were better with puck clearance in their end in the early going, something Berube stressed after each of the first two games. But Dallas tightened up as the period progressed, and tied it before the period ended on a power-play goal by Radulov. The goal was set up after the Stars won a puck battle along the wall even though the Blues had more bodies on the scene. After Dallas gained control, Jason Spezza found Radulov alone backdoor for his fifth goal of the playoffs with 2:48 left in the first. For the Stars, it was their second goal in five power-play attempts this series. The Blues had a power-play opportunity and a chance to go up 2-0 earlier in the period when Jamie Benn was sent off for tripping Parayko but failed to score for the sixth consecutive power play in the series. The Blues had only one shot with the man advantage, although it was prime chance by Schwartz from the slot after a feed from Thomas. Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com

BRIAN SUTTER (7 in 1982)

JADEN SCHWARTZ (6 in 2019)


NHL PLAYOFFS

04.30.2019 • Tuesday • M 2

Maroon drives Big Rig in Dallas HOCHMAN • FROM B1

two teams after yet another airtight fight. St. Louis leads 2-1 now. Game 4 is Wednesday. And the way he scored the goal was perfectly Patty. The “Big Rig” shoved Dallas’ earlier-flopper Esa Lindell to the ice — “the guy fell,” Maroon explained after — and received a perfectly placed puck off the boards and hoisted it into the upper corner, baffling his fellow St. Louis hockey hero, Vezina Trophy finalist Ben Bishop, who prepped at Chaminade. The Lindell play was perhaps dirty, from a Dallas perspective, but simply mischievous from a St. Louis perspective. And there was that smile, that great grin of Patty’s, which was well-deserved after the glorious, Gloria-inspiring goal. “I think just had more time to use my hands,” Maroon said of his shot, which was like a soccer “upper-90 shot,” if we’re mixing St. Louis sports. “Usually, I’m muffing it in the pads, but I got it up quick. I’ve been working on it in practice. Just taking it from the back of the net, trying to lift in.” The resilience and relentlessness of the Blues is becoming something of legend this spring, and the Maroon line, along with Tyler Bozak and Robert Thomas, epitomizes it. Sure there are still two more games to win in this series — and yes, the only reason there was the aforementioned resilience and relentlessness was because the Blues kept allowing Dallas back in the game — but you don’t see this so much in sports, do you? The Blues don’t lose on the road. Home, too, occasionally. But they’re 4-0 in this postseason right now on the road, following Monday’s bonkers game, which was more of a boxing match, won with Maroon’s goal. Blues 4, Stars 3. “I think our team does a really good job of responding now,” said Maroon, whose team kept taking the lead and then kept losing the lead. “We have this belief system in here that’s really weird, but we feel like we can always find ways to win hockey games. And you’ve got to give credit to the Stars for bouncing back, pushing back — but we got the edge from pushing back harder. We kept pushing, we never gave up. We didn’t let them get the momentum. … It was nuts. I think both teams responded really well. I’m just happy that we came out with the win.” And now, Maroon has two playoff goals for St. Louis — and some thought he wouldn’t even make it to the postseason. He didn’t score in his first 15 games with the hometown team after signing in the summer. He was a healthy scratch a couple times. He struggled, and the team struggled. Many wondered by his January bobblehead night — Maroon driving a big rig — if he would even be on the team by then. But he was reslient, and now he’s a local hero, and it’s becoming almost like one of those Ferris Bueller situations (“My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with a girl who saw Pat Maroon at Ted Drewes last night”). What a goal. Really, that line of Maroon, Bozak and Thomas deserves so much praise. Before Game 3, and the series tied, coach Craig Berube took a risk. He shook up the lines. Some of the lines. He moved Jaden Schwartz up to the top line. Reconfigured some fellows on the second line. But Berube didn’t touch that third line. That thing is an engine. Gosh, this line was good all night. Cycling, passing, grinding. “We talked as a line,” Maroon shared. “We went over some things that we had to do better — in the first two games, we didn’t get to our game. And I think tonight, our line is below the top of the circles, grinding down low, wearing their D down. And we did a really, really good job. And we have to continue that.” From the other vantage point, Stars coach Jim Montgomery was impressed and sort of even flabbergasted by what he saw. “That line, it didn’t matter who we put out against them,” Montgomery said. “They seemed to have their way with us. We got to do a better job of taking away time and space. We got to have our second layer there quicker, which means when they move it and we’re able to get pressure on the puck, we got to have someone coming there to win that loose puck battle.” When it was over, Maroon sat at his locker, hair spiked by sweat, a towel around his neck. The fighter didn’t actually fight on Monday night. But he delivered the knockout. Benjamin Hochman @hochman on Twitter bhochman@post-dispatch.com

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The Blues’ Robert Bortuzzo protests a penalty call against him.

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BLUES NOTEBOOK

Perron back in comfort zone He returns to right wing for Game 3 BY JIM THOMAS st. Louis Post-dispatch

DALLAS • Most forwards prefer line continuity, and David Perron made that crystal clear when asked about switching back to the second line for Game 3 of the Blues’ Western Conference semifinal with the Dallas Stars. “Hopefully we don’t turn into ‘Hitch’ daily with a line update where we talk about a new line and it’s going to be the whole solution of our problems,” Perron said after the morning skate Monday. Previous Blues coach Ken Hitchcock was known for his frequent line changes. In the second period of Game 5 of the Winnipeg series, with the Blues trailing 2-0 and the series on the brink of shifting the Jets’ way, interim coach Craig Berube moved Brayden Schenn from left wing on the first line to centering the second line. Perron was moved up to left wing on the top line. Until that point, Perron had spent the entire season playing right wing. Even though he played the 2017-18 season on left wing for the Vegas Golden Knights, he wasn’t comfortable on the left side this

time around. “I hope I can just get back and play the normal game I did,” Perron said. “I did feel a little bit different on the other side (left wing). I pride myself on board work, make a lot of little plays that makes the play go forward, makes the play maybe turn into an odd-man situation that starts from the D-zone or even the neutral zone. “I don’t think I did that the last two games (against Dallas), I don’t think I did it in Game 6 either against Winnipeg. We won the game and maybe no one notices or talked about it, but for me, between rounds, I wanted to get better. ... And going back to the right side, I think it’s going to be a little bit more natural because that’s where I played this year.” With Perron back on the right side after 3 ½ games, Schwartz moved up to left wing on the first line, and Schenn moved from center to left wing on the second line. When asked why players prefer line continuity, Perron said: “Because it puts the onus on the players to be better. If you keep changing the lines, I feel like you just wait for the next opportunity for the line change to get a spark from the team. “Or when it’s been pretty stable like it’s been all year, it’s up to the players to do their job and you want to be the guy that can make a difference. We’ve had guys step up at different times in the season.”

BORTUZZO BACK Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo returned to the lineup Monday for the first time since Game 4 of the Winnipeg series and was back with Vince Dunn on the Blues’ third defensive pairing. “You can tell it’s been an intense series,” Bortuzzo said. “I’ve been waiting for the nod to get in there. Happy it’s time, happy to get out there and contribute.” During the regular season, Dunn and Bortuzzo were together for 32 games, more than any other defensive pairing besides Jay Bouwmeester-Colton Parayko. “Yeah, we’ve played most of the season together, big chunks of hockey,” Bortuzzo said. “We have a good relationship. We talk to each other a lot out there. He’s a super-talented young guy who makes super-smart hockey decisions. We’ve done a good job of reading off each other all year.” Bortuzzo replaced Joel Edmundson, who was a healthy scratch Monday. Edmundson played only 9 minutes 54 seconds Saturday in Game 2, his second-lowest ice time of the season. “We want Eddy to play a physical, hard game,” Berube said. “Did at times, but I think he can be more consistent taking the body, playing a heavy game.” Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com

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Pat Maroon shoots the puck into the upper corner of the net past Stars goalie Ben Bishop for the winning goal in Game 3 of their series.

Blues remain perfect on the road in playoffs BLUES • FROM B1

punch of misfortune would’ve crushed the Blues. And there was a time Maroon couldn’t buy a goal — with U.S. or Canadian currency. But the Blues are living in a different world these days. “I think once we became the team that we became, went on a roll for quite some time, we were a confident group,” interim coach Craig Berube said. “Just because a goal goes in, no matter if it’s shorthanded or 5-on-5, we stay with it and keep battling. “That’s where we’re at now. It’s mental. I talked about mental toughness all year with this group — we’re a mentally tough team now.” They’re also a team that’s 2-1 in this Western Conference semifinal series, with Game 4 coming up Wednesday here. When a best-of-seven series is tied 1-1, the Game 3 winner ends up taking the series 67.4 percent of the time in NHL history. Make of that what you will. For now, the stat that matters is this: The Blues are 4-0 on the road this postseason, and all four have been one-goal games. “I think we’ve won every (playoff) game by one goal,” Alex Pietrangelo said. “See, I know that.” But 4-0 on the road in Winnipeg and now Dallas — how does that happen? “That just means we’re finding ways to win,” Pietrangelo said. “It’s not always pretty. It’s not always the way we scripted it and drew it up before the game. It’d be nice to kind of get a lead and hold onto that. But this time of the year it can be unpredictable.” For sure. After Andrew Cogliano’s shorthanded goal with 6:54 to play tied it at 2-all, Pietrangelo beat Stars goalie Ben Bishop with what looked like a rising knucklepuck to the near side to reclaim the lead just 17 seconds after the end of that illfated Blues power play. “I wouldn’t call it a howitzer,” Pietrangelo said. “There wasn’t much room there. I was just trying to get high-blocker and I got him dropping early. It’s not going to go in like that every time. It did this time.” Dallas counter-punched 88 seconds later when Tyler Seguin beat Carl Gun-

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First period B: Schwartz 6 (O’Reilly, Parayko), 1:27. D: Radulov 5 (Dowling, Spezza), 17:12 (pp). Penalties: Benn, DAL, (tripping), 13:11; Bouwmeester, STL, (tripping), 15:36. Second period B: Bozak 2 (Dunn, Thomas), 8:30. Penalties: Bouwmeester, STL, (delay of game), 0:57; Gunnarsson, STL, (high sticking), 16:10; Bortuzzo, STL, (cross checking), 16:29; Lindell, DAL, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 16:29. Third period D: Cogliano 2 (Janmark), 13:06 (sh). B: Pietrangelo 1 (Bouwmeester, Schwartz), 14:24. D: Seguin 3 (Zuccarello, Heiskanen), 15:52. B: Maroon 2 (Bouwmeester, Bozak), 18:22. Penalties: Polak, DAL, (high sticking), 12:07; Parayko, STL, (delay of game), 19:16. Shots on goal Blues 10 15 8 33 Dallas 11 10 10 31 Power-plays Blues 0 of 2; Dallas 1 of 4. Goaltenders Blues, Binnington 6-3 (31 shots-28 saves). Dallas, Bishop 5-4 (33-29). A: 18,532. Referees: Steve Kozari, Kelly Sutherland. Linesmen: Ryan Gibbons, Jonny Murray.

narsson in front of the net to tie it again — at 3-3. But the Maroon-Tyler Bozak-Robert Thomas line was all over the ice Monday night. Cycling, hounding pucks and scoring goals. “I wouldn’t want to play against them, I tell you,” Pietrangelo said. “They wear you down. They might not get one the first period, they might not get one the second period. But as the game goes on, they’re gonna wear you down.” The line actually did get one in the second period when Bozak darted in for a tipin of a Thomas shot for a 2-1 Blues lead. And then the Big Rig — Maroon — pulled up to the net. He was wide open on the right side of the net when he flipped in the game-winner, high and far side. How does a guy that big (6-3, 225) find himself so open? “He can kind of create space for himself,” Vince Dunn said. “If you kind of miss a step on a guy that big, it’s pretty hard to get back in his way. He’s a big strong guy off (the puck) and with the puck.” Esa Lindell of the Stars was defending Maroon net front, but then all of a sudden Maroon was by himself. “I think he just fell over me,” Maroon said. “We were just battling and he tried to get the edge on me and he fell on me.” Well, there might have been just a little (wink, wink) push by Maroon. But after BRETT HULL (7 in 1990 and 1991)

JOE MULLEN (7 in 1982)

Jaden Schwartz celebrates after scoring the first goal of the game Monday.

Lindell was penalized for embellishment late in the second period — after not one but two flops that would have made a soccer player proud — Maroon would’ve had to drive a Big Rig over the Dallas defense for the play to be wiped out. “I got an opportunity to use my hands in front and get the puck up quick,” Maroon said. “At first, I didn’t know if it went in. But we found a way to get it in and we found a way to win tonight.” But it didn’t become a Gloria game — you know, that victory song — until the Blues killed off a delay of game penalty on Colton Parayko over the last 43.3 seconds. “Parry takes the penalty,” Pietrangelo said. “It’s just bad ice and it rolls on him. That’s how it is this time of year. So you find a way to win, you find a way to pick each other up and bail each other out. That’s what we did.” So there continues to be no place like road for the Blues this postseason. “I can’t explain it,” Berube said. Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com

BRIAN SUTTER (7 in 1982)

JADEN SCHWARTZ (6 in 2019)


SPORTS

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MONDAY’S GAMES

NATIONAL LEAGUE East Philadelphia Atlanta New York Washington Miami Central St. Louis Chicago Milwaukee Pittsburgh Cincinnati West Los Angeles Arizona San Diego Colorado San Francisco

W 16 14 14 12 8 W 18 14 16 12 12 W 19 16 16 13 11

L 12 14 14 15 20 L 10 12 14 14 16 L 11 13 13 16 17

Pct .571 .500 .500 .444 .286 Pct .643 .538 .533 .462 .429 Pct .633 .552 .552 .448 .393

GB — 2 2 3½ 8 GB — 3 3 5 6 GB — 2½ 2½ 5½ 7

WC — 1½ 1½ 3 7½ WC — ½ ½ 2½ 3½ WC — — — 3 4½

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

Str Home Away W-3 11-5 5-7 W-2 9-8 5-6 L-1 5-7 9-7 L-1 6-9 6-6 L-3 5-11 3-9 Str Home Away W-3 12-4 6-6 W-2 7-4 7-8 W-1 9-6 7-8 L-8 6-7 6-7 W-1 7-6 5-10 Str Home Away W-4 12-4 7-7 L-2 5-7 11-6 L-2 7-8 9-5 L-2 5-7 8-9 L-3 5-8 6-9

Sunday’s results Philadelphia 5, Miami 1 St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 2 N.Y. Mets 5, Milwaukee 2 N.Y. Yankees 11, San Francisco 5 Atlanta 8, Colorado 7 L.A. Dodgers 7, Pittsburgh 6 Washington 7, San Diego 6 (11) Chicago Cubs 6, Arizona 5 (15) St. Louis 6, Washington 3 Cincinnati 5, N.Y. Mets 4 Atlanta 3, San Diego 1

Monday’s results Milwaukee 5, Colorado 1 L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, (n)

Today’s games Detroit (Ross 1-3) at Philadelphia (Velasquez 1-0), 6:05 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 2-2) at Washington (Sanchez 0-3), 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Castillo 3-1) at N.Y. Mets (Vargas 1-1), 6:10 p.m. Cleveland (Bauer 3-1) at Miami (Alcantara 1-2), 6:10 p.m. San Diego (Paddack 1-1) at Atlanta (Teheran 2-3), 6:20 p.m. Colorado (Marquez 3-1) at Milwaukee (Chacin 2-3), 6:40 p.m. Pittsburgh (Lyles 2-1) at Texas (Sampson 0-1), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 1-0) at Arizona (Kelly 2-2), 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Buehler 2-0) at San Francisco (Pomeranz 1-2), 8:45 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Hamels 3-0) at Seattle (Hernandez 1-2), 9:10 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE East Tampa Bay New York Toronto Boston Baltimore Central Minnesota Cleveland Detroit Chicago Kansas City West Houston Seattle Texas Oakland Los Angeles

W 18 17 14 12 10 W 17 15 12 11 9 W 17 18 14 14 12

L 9 11 14 17 19 L 9 12 14 14 19 L 12 13 13 17 17

Pct .667 .607 .500 .414 .345 Pct .654 .556 .462 .440 .321 Pct .586 .581 .519 .452 .414

GB — 1½ 4½ 7 9 GB — 2½ 5 5½ 9 GB — — 2 4 5

WC — — 2½ 5 7 WC — 1 3½ 4 7½ WC — — 2 4 5

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

Str Home Away W-2 9-7 9-2 W-3 8-7 9-4 W-3 7-8 7-6 W-1 6-7 6-10 L-3 3-10 7-9 Str Home Away W-4 9-4 8-5 L-2 7-4 8-8 L-4 6-5 6-9 W-2 5-6 6-8 L-1 6-9 3-10 Str Home Away L-1 10-3 7-9 L-2 7-9 11-4 W-2 10-4 4-9 L-4 10-8 4-9 W-1 8-7 4-10

Sunday’s results Tampa Bay 5, Boston 2 L.A. Angels 7, Kansas City 3 Toronto 5, Oakland 4, (11) N.Y. Yankees 11, San Francisco 5 Minnesota 4, Baltimore 1 Texas 14, Seattle 1 Chicago White Sox 4, Detroit 1 Houston 4, Cleveland 1 Boston 9, Oakland 4 Minnesota 1, Houston 0

Monday’s results Baltimore at Chi White Sox, (n) Tampa Bay at Kansas City, (n)

Today’s games Detroit (Ross 1-3) at Philadelphia (Velasquez 1-0), 6:05 p.m. Cleveland (Bauer 3-1) at Miami (Alcantara 1-2), 6:10 p.m. Oakland (Brooks 2-2) at Boston (Porcello 1-3), 6:10 p.m. Houston (Cole 1-4) at Minnesota (Pineda 2-1), 6:40 p.m. Pittsburgh (Lyles 2-1) at Texas (Sampson 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Cashner 4-1) at Chicago White Sox (Nova 0-3), 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Snell 2-2) at Kansas City (Junis 2-2), 7:15 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 1-0) at Arizona (Kelly 2-2), 8:40 p.m. Toronto (Buchholz 0-1) at L.A. Angels (Canning 0-0), 9:07 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Hamels 3-0) at Seattle (Hernandez 1-2), 9:10 p.m.

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Cano’s MRI shows no break NEW YORK — Robinson Canó felt comforted. So did Mets manager Mickey Callaway. New York’s second baseman likely will miss a couple of games with a swollen left hand, yet he was happy an MRI taken Monday was negative. Canó was hit on the outside of his hand by a pitch from Milwaukee left-hander Gio González in the first inning of Sunday’s 5-2 win. “Big exhale,” Callaway said. “You hold your breath for a minute about these kind of things, and maybe for 12 hours, while you figure out what’s going on.” Canó’s hand was swollen about 25 percent larger than normal, and he was not in the starting lineup for Monday’s series opener against Cincinnati. “It’s a huge relief,” he said. “It is scary.” Canó’s right hand was broken last May 13 when it was hit by a pitch from Detroit’s Blaine Hardy, a layoff that became lengthier when he was suspended for 80 games following a positive drug test. “I didn’t feel the same on this one, but you never know, it can be a small fracture,” Canó said.

Tulowitzki plays first rehab game LAKELAND, Fla. — New York Yankees shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was 1-for-4 with a home run and a walk in his first injury rehab appearance against the Detroit Tigers in an extended spring training game Monday. Tulowitzki struck out twice and flied out, and he played four innings in the field without getting a chance. Tulowitzki has not played since April 3 because of a strained left calf. BRIEFLY BREWERS: Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich was out of the starting lineup Monday after exiting with lower back discomfort during Sunday’s loss to the New York Mets. Manager Craig Counsell said Yelich is day to day. RAYS: Tampa Bay promoted minor league prospect Nate Lowe from Triple-A Durham and optioned infielder Christian Arroyo. Lowe, a lefty who can be inserted into the lineup against the Royals this week, was batting .300 with three home runs and 14 RBIs in Durham. — Wire reports

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Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger ranks first or tied for first in the league for home runs (14), RBIs (36), runs (30), hits (44), batting average (.427), on base percentage (.500), slugging percentage (.913) and OPS (1.413).

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Braves bolster Soroka’s strong start WIRE REPORTS

ATLANTA — Ozzie Albies homered and drove in two runs, Mike Soroka gave up one run in six innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Monday night. Soroka allowed four hits, struck out a career-high eight and walked one. The 21-year-old right-hander lowered his ERA to 1.62. Soroka only threw 81 pitches before he was lifted for pinch-hitter Charlie Culberson with the bases loaded in the sixth. Culberson lined out to left. The Braves’ recent bullpen struggles made the decision to pinch-hit for Soroka possibly difficult for manager Brian Snitker. Right-hander Josh Tomlin rewarded Snitker by throwing two scoreless innings. Tomlin stranded runners on first and second in the eighth when he induced a popup to first by Manny Machado. Left-hander Jerry Blevins, obtained from Oakland on Sunday for $1, struck out Eric Hosmer on three pitches to open the ninth. Rookie right-hander Jacob Webb recorded the final two outs for his first save, one day after his first win. Webb struck out pinch-hitter Wil Myers to end the game. Greg Garcia, making his first start of the season at shortstop with rookie Fer-

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Padres right fielder Hunter Renfroe dives toward a line drive during the eighth inning Monday in Atlanta. nando Tatis Jr. out with a sore hamstring, singled off Soroka to open the game and eventually scored on Machado’s double-play grounder. Albies extended Atlanta’s lead to 3-1 in the fifth with his sixth homer, which hit the facing of the second deck in left field. Albies is enjoying an early power surge for the second straight season. He hit nine homers in March and April last season before finishing with 24. The Padres committed three errors, including two on one third-inning play, which allowed Atlanta’s

first run.

season.

TWINS 1, ASTROS 0: Jake Odorizzi outdueled Justin Verlander to help host Minnesota defeat Houston. Odorizzi struck out seven over seven innings, while Verlander stuck out seven in six innings while allowing a solo home run to Ehire Adrianza in the third inning.

REDS 5, METS 4: Jesse Winker homered in the top of the ninth inning to lift visiting Cincinnati to a victory over New York. The game was tied 4-4 from the fouth inning on after Pete Alonso and Brandon Nimmo each walked with the bases loaded.

BREWERS 5, ROCKIES 1: Milwaukee first baseman Jesus Aguilar hit two home runs and drove in four as the host Brewers defeated Colorado. They were Aguilar’s first home runs of the

RED SOX 9, ATHLETICS 4: Michael Chavis drove in three runs to help host Boston overcome Oakland’s four-run second inning. Mookie Betts finished with three hits and a walk in five at-bats.

BOX SCORES Braves 3, Padres 1

San Diego AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Garcia ss-2b 3 1 1 0 1 1 .240 Reyes rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .205 Machado 3b-ss 3 0 0 0 1 1 .235 Hosmer 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .243 Renfroe lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .240 Kinsler 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .134 Myers ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .255 Hedges c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .175 Margot cf 3 0 2 0 0 0 .263 Margevicius p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .286 France 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 Totals 30 1 5 0 2 10 Atlanta AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Albies 2b 4 1 2 2 0 0 .299 Donaldson 3b 2 0 0 0 2 1 .258 Freeman 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .311 Acuna Jr. lf-cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .277 Markakis rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .330 Swanson ss 4 0 2 0 0 0 .261 Flowers c 3 0 0 0 1 0 .346 Inciarte cf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .236 Camargo pr-lf 2 1 0 0 1 0 .230 Soroka p 2 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Culberson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .417 Joyce ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217 Totals 32 3 6 2 4 3 San Diego 100 000 000 — 1 5 3 Atlanta 002 010 00x — 3 6 0 E — Garcia (1), Hosmer (3), Margot (1). LOB — San Diego 5, Atlanta 9. HR — Albies (6), off Margevicius. RBIs — Albies 2 (12). S — Margevicius. DP — Atlanta 1. San Diego IP H R ER BB SO ERA Margevicius, L 2-3 52/3 4 3 1 3 3 3.23 1 Warren /3 0 0 0 0 0 4.15 Erlin 2 2 0 0 1 0 3.97 Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO ERA Soroka, W, 2-1 6 4 1 1 1 8 1.62 Tomlin, H, 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 3.00 1 /3 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 Blevins, H, 1 2 Webb, S, 1-1 /3 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 Inherited runners-scored — Warren 3-0. WP — Erlin. T — 2:33. Att. — 19,353

Twins 1, Astros 0

Houston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Altuve 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .248 Bregman 3b 2 0 0 0 2 0 .275 Brantley lf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .319 Correa ss 4 0 2 0 0 1 .287 Gurriel 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .240 Reddick rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .337 White dh 3 0 0 0 0 3 .250 Chirinos c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .273 Marisnick cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .268 Springer ph-cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 Totals 31 0 5 0 2 9 Minnesota AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Kepler rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .264 Polanco ss 3 0 0 0 1 1 .327 Rosario dh 3 0 0 0 0 1 .248 Garver c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .348 Gonzalez 1b-3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .167 Schoop 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .267 Cave lf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .212 Adrianza 3b 1 1 1 1 0 0 .188 Cruz ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .307 Cron 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 Buxton cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .260 Totals 26 1 3 1 2 7 Houston 000 000 000 — 0 5 1 Minnesota 001 000 00x — 1 3 0 E — Chirinos (3). LOB — Houston 6, Minnesota 4. 2B — Schoop (8), Cruz (6). HR — Adrianza (1), off Verlander. RBIs — Adrianza (2). DP — Houston 1; Minnesota 1. Houston IP H R ER BB SO ERA Verlander, L, 4-1 6 2 1 1 2 7 2.45 Rondon 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.53 Valdez 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.89 Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO ERA Odorizzi, W, 3-2 7 4 0 0 1 7 3.34 Rogers, H, 6 1 0 0 0 1 2 1.98 Parker, S, 6-6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.96 WP — Rogers. T — 2:31. Att. — 12,615

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Athletics baserunner Ramon Laureano steals second base as Red Sox shortstop Tzu-Wei Lin waits for the throw at Fenway Park on Monday in Boston. Reds 5, Mets 4

Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Peraza 2b 5 0 2 1 0 0 .200 Votto 1b 4 0 1 0 1 1 .233 Suarez 3b 4 0 0 1 0 1 .232 Winker lf 4 1 1 1 1 0 .239 Puig rf 4 1 1 0 1 2 .200 Schebler cf 2 1 0 0 2 1 .135 J.Iglesias ss 3 1 2 1 0 0 .297 Barnhart c 3 1 1 1 0 0 .215 Roark p 2 0 1 0 0 1 .100 Lorenzen p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 Dietrich ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .208 Totals 32 5 9 5 6 6 New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg. McNeil 2b 2 0 0 0 3 0 .347 Alonso 1b 4 0 1 1 1 2 .304 Nimmo lf 3 0 0 1 1 1 .241 Conforto rf 4 1 1 0 1 2 .270 Frazier 3b 5 0 0 0 0 2 .200 Ramos c 4 1 1 1 0 0 .259 Rosario ss 4 0 1 1 0 1 .262 Lagares cf 3 1 1 0 1 1 .235 Wheeler p 2 1 1 0 0 1 .308 Broxton ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .146 Smith ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .385 Totals 33 4 6 4 7 10 Cincinnati 040 000 001 — 5 9 0 New York 020 200 000 — 4 6 0 LOB — Cincinnati 9, New York 10. 2B — Peraza (3), Puig (4), J.Iglesias (4), Conforto (8), Ramos (2), Lagares (2). HR — Winker (8), off Diaz. RBIs — Peraza (6), Suarez (15), Winker (13), J.Iglesias (6), Barnhart (5), Alonso (25), Nimmo (9), Ramos (17), Rosario (17). SB — Peraza (3). SF — Suarez. S — Barnhart. DP — New York 2. Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO ERA Roark 32/3 4 4 4 4 3 4.08 1 Peralta /3 0 0 0 1 0 0.96 Lorenzen 12/3 1 0 0 1 1 1.15 2 /3 0 0 0 0 1 1.46 Garrett 2 /3 0 0 0 0 1 4.38 Hernandez R.Iglesias, W, 1-3 2 1 0 0 1 4 3.14 New York IP H R ER BB SO ERA Wheeler 6 7 4 4 3 4 5.05 Lugo 1 1 0 0 1 2 4.08 Familia 1 0 0 0 2 0 5.68 Diaz, L, 0-1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1.54 Inherited runners-scored — Peralta 3-1, Garrett 2-0. HBP — Roark (Nimmo), Lugo (Puig), Familia (J.Iglesias). T — 3:15. Att. — 20,766

Red Sox 9, Athletics 4

Brewers 5, Rockies 1

Oakland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Semien ss 4 0 2 0 1 2 .322 Chapman 3b 4 0 2 1 1 1 .292 Piscotty rf 5 0 1 0 0 2 .263 Davis dh 5 0 1 0 0 2 .224 Pinder lf 3 1 0 0 1 0 .291 Morales 1b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .171 Laureano cf 3 1 0 0 1 1 .231 Profar 2b 4 1 1 2 0 1 .165 Phegley c 2 1 1 1 0 0 .262 Grossman ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .216 Hundley c 0 0 0 0 1 0 .179 Totals 33 4 8 4 7 10 Boston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Benintendi lf 5 2 1 0 0 1 .276 Betts rf 4 1 3 1 1 0 .287 Martinez dh 4 1 1 2 0 0 .337 Bogaerts ss 5 1 2 2 0 1 .279 Devers 3b 4 2 2 0 1 0 .296 Chavis 1b 4 0 2 3 0 1 .286 Bradley Jr. cf 4 0 1 1 0 2 .155 Vazquez c 2 1 0 0 2 0 .222 Lin 2b 3 1 0 0 1 1 .125 Totals 35 9 12 9 5 6 Oakland 040 000 000 — 4 8 2 Boston 006 010 11x — 9 12 0 E — Montas (3), Profar (7). LOB — Oakland 9, Boston 8. 2B — Chapman (7), Bogaerts 2 (9), Devers (7). RBIs — Chapman (20), Profar 2 (13), Phegley (13), Betts (14), Martinez 2 (15), Bogaerts 2 (16), Chavis 3 (8), Bradley Jr. (5). SB — Laureano (3), Devers (4), Bradley Jr. (3), Lin (1). CS — Semien (2). SF — Martinez. DP — Oakland 2; Boston 1. Oakland IP H R ER BB SO ERA Montas, L, 4-2 41/3 8 7 1 2 4 2.97 2 Buchter /3 0 0 0 2 1 6.48 Petit 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.76 Rodney 1 1 1 1 1 1 6.75 Dull 1 3 1 1 0 0 10.50 Boston IP H R ER BB SO ERA Rodriguez 42/3 7 4 4 2 7 6.16 1 Hembree /3 0 0 0 0 0 4.61 Brewer, H, 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.55 Workman, H, 5 2/3 0 0 0 2 2 2.13 Brasier, W, 1-0 11/3 0 0 0 0 1 1.32 1 Velazquez /3 1 0 0 2 0 3.86 Barnes, S, 2-4 2/3 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 T — 3:23. Att. — 30,866

E — Arcia (2). LOB — Colorado 7, Milwaukee 5. 2B — Cain (8). HR — Aguilar (1), off Freeland; Aguilar (2), off Freeland. RBIs — Dahl (8), Aguilar 4 (9), Arcia (11). S — Freeland. Colorado IP H R ER BB SO ERA Freeland, L, 2-4 6 6 5 5 2 3 4.81 Bettis 2 2 0 0 0 1 6.75 Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO ERA Davies, W, 3-0 51/3 3 1 0 3 2 1.38 Claudio, H, 7 2 1 0 0 0 3 4.11 1 Jackson /3 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 Hart 11/3 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 T — 2:38. Att. — 23,356

Braves. 1967 — Steve Barber and Stu Miller of the Baltimore Orioles combined on a no-hitter in a 2-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers in the first game of a doubleheader. 1969 — Jim Maloney of the Cincinnati Reds struck out 13 en route to a 10-0 no-hitter over the Houston Astros, the third of his career. 1988 — New York and Cincinnati hooked up in a wild game at Riverfront Stadium, with the Mets winning 6-5 on a delayed call by first base umpire Dave Pallone. The call resulted in a $10,000 fine and 30-day suspension of Reds manager Pete Rose when Pallone accidentally poked Rose in the cheek and Rose shoved Pallone twice. 1994 — Toronto’s Joe Carter

finished April with 31 RBIs to set a major league record for the month. Colorado’s Andres Galarraga finished with 30 to set a National League record. 2002 — Al Leiter cruised through seven three-hit innings in the New York Mets’ 10-1 rout of Arizona to become the first pitcher to beat all 30 teams in the majors. 2012 — Ryan Braun hit three homers and a two-run triple in Milwaukee’s 8-3 win over San Diego. No player had hit three homers and a triple in a game since Fred Lynn in 1975. 2017 — Anthony Rendon had 10 RBIs, three home runs and six hits, powering the Washington Nationals past the New York Mets 23-5. Rendon went a career-best 6-for-6 and scored five times.

Colorado Blackmon rf Story ss Murphy 1b Arenado 3b Dahl lf-cf McMahon 2b Desmond cf Tapia lf Wolters c Reynolds ph Freeland p Hampson ph Bettis p Totals Milwaukee Cain cf Grandal c Braun lf Aguilar 1b Moustakas 3b Pina c Perez 2b Gamel rf Arcia ss Davies p Shaw 3b Totals

AB 4 4 2 4 4 3 2 2 3 1 1 1 0 31 AB 4 4 3 4 3 1 4 3 3 2 1 32

R 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 R 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

H BI BB SO Avg. 0 0 0 0 .279 0 0 0 1 .289 0 0 2 1 .226 0 0 0 1 .270 1 1 0 1 .333 0 0 1 0 .238 0 0 0 1 .193 0 0 0 1 .262 1 0 0 1 .281 0 0 0 0 .192 1 0 0 0 .167 1 0 0 0 .184 0 0 0 0 .000 4 1 3 7 H BI BB SO Avg. 1 0 0 0 .274 0 0 0 0 .281 1 0 1 0 .200 3 4 0 0 .156 1 0 0 0 .276 0 0 0 0 .154 0 0 0 1 .212 1 0 1 1 .269 1 1 0 0 .232 0 0 0 2 .083 0 0 0 0 .189 8 5 2 4

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THIS DATE IN BASEBALL 1903 — The New York Highlanders won their home opener at Hilltop Park, 6-2 over Washington. 1919 — Philadelphia’s Joe Oeschger and Brooklyn’s Burleigh Grimes pitched complete games in a 9-9, 20-inning tie. Both teams scored three runs in the 19th inning. Oeschger gave up 22 hits and walked five, while Grimes allowed 15 hits and walked five. 1922 — Charlie Robertson of the Chicago White Sox pitched a 2-0 perfect game against the Detroit Tigers. Johnny Mostil, playing left field for the only time, made two outstanding catches. 1940 — James “Tex” Carleton of the Brooklyn Dodgers threw a 3-0 no-hitter at Cincinnati. 1944 — In the first game

of a doubleheader split, New York first baseman Phil Weintraub drove in 11 runs and player-manager Mel Ott scored six runs as the Giants beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 268. Brooklyn won the nightcap 5-4. 1946 — Bob Feller struck out 11 New York Yankees en route to his second of three career no-hitters, a 1-0 victory at Yankee Stadium. 1958 —Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox became the 10th major leaguer to reach 1,000 extra-base hits in a 10-4 loss to the Kansas City Athletics at Fenway Park. 1961 — Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants hit four home runs and drove in eight runs in a 14-4 victory over the Braves in Milwaukee. Hank Aaron hit two homers for the


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MONDAY’S GAMES

NATIONAL LEAGUE East Philadelphia Atlanta New York Washington Miami Central St. Louis Chicago Milwaukee Pittsburgh Cincinnati West Los Angeles Arizona San Diego Colorado San Francisco

W 16 14 14 12 8 W 18 14 16 12 12 W 19 16 16 13 12

L 12 14 14 15 20 L 10 12 14 14 16 L 12 13 13 16 17

Pct .571 .500 .500 .444 .286 Pct .643 .538 .533 .462 .429 Pct .613 .552 .552 .448 .414

GB — 2 2 3½ 8 GB — 3 3 5 6 GB — 2½ 2½ 5½ 6

WC — 1½ 1½ 3 7½ WC — ½ ½ 2½ 3½ WC — — — 3 4

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

Str Home Away W-3 11-5 5-7 W-2 9-8 5-6 L-1 5-7 9-7 L-1 6-9 6-6 L-3 5-11 3-9 Str Home Away W-3 12-4 6-6 W-2 7-4 7-8 W-1 9-6 7-8 L-8 6-7 6-7 W-1 7-6 5-10 Str Home Away L-1 12-4 7-8 L-2 5-7 11-6 L-2 7-8 9-5 L-2 5-7 8-9 W-1 6-8 6-9

Sunday’s results Philadelphia 5, Miami 1 St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 2 N.Y. Mets 5, Milwaukee 2 N.Y. Yankees 11, San Francisco 5 Atlanta 8, Colorado 7 L.A. Dodgers 7, Pittsburgh 6 Washington 7, San Diego 6 (11) Chicago Cubs 6, Arizona 5 (15) St. Louis 6, Washington 3 Cincinnati 5, N.Y. Mets 4 Atlanta 3, San Diego 1

Monday’s results Milwaukee 5, Colorado 1 San Francisco 3, L.A. Dodgers 2

Today’s games Detroit (Ross 1-3) at Philadelphia (Velasquez 1-0), 6:05 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 2-2) at Washington (Sanchez 0-3), 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Castillo 3-1) at N.Y. Mets (Vargas 1-1), 6:10 p.m. Cleveland (Bauer 3-1) at Miami (Alcantara 1-2), 6:10 p.m. San Diego (Paddack 1-1) at Atlanta (Teheran 2-3), 6:20 p.m. Colorado (Marquez 3-1) at Milwaukee (Chacin 2-3), 6:40 p.m. Pittsburgh (Lyles 2-1) at Texas (Sampson 0-1), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 1-0) at Arizona (Kelly 2-2), 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Buehler 2-0) at San Francisco (Pomeranz 1-2), 8:45 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Hamels 3-0) at Seattle (Hernandez 1-2), 9:10 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE East Tampa Bay New York Toronto Boston Baltimore Central Minnesota Cleveland Chicago Detroit Kansas City West Houston Seattle Texas Oakland Los Angeles

W 19 17 14 12 10 W 17 15 12 12 9 W 17 18 14 14 12

L 9 11 14 17 20 L 9 12 14 14 20 L 12 13 13 17 17

Pct .679 .607 .500 .414 .333 Pct .654 .556 .462 .462 .310 Pct .586 .581 .519 .452 .414

GB — 2 5 7½ 10 GB — 2½ 5 5 9½ GB — — 2 4 5

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WC — — 2½ 5 7½ WC — 1 3½ 3½ 8 WC — — 2 4 5

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

Str Home Away W-3 9-7 10-2 W-3 8-7 9-4 W-3 7-8 7-6 W-1 6-7 6-10 L-4 3-10 7-10 Str Home Away W-4 9-4 8-5 L-2 7-4 8-8 W-3 6-6 6-8 L-4 6-5 6-9 L-2 6-10 3-10 Str Home Away L-1 10-3 7-9 L-2 7-9 11-4 W-2 10-4 4-9 L-4 10-8 4-9 W-1 8-7 4-10

Braves bolster Soroka’s strong start WIRE REPORTS

ATLANTA — Ozzie Albies homered and drove in two runs, Mike Soroka gave up one run in six innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Monday night. Soroka allowed four hits, struck out a career-high eight and walked one. The 21-year-old right-hander lowered his ERA to 1.62. Soroka only threw 81 pitches before he was lifted for pinch-hitter Charlie Culberson with the bases loaded in the sixth. Culberson lined out to left. The Braves’ recent bullpen struggles made the decision to pinch-hit for Soroka possibly difficult for manager Brian Snitker. Right-hander Josh Tomlin rewarded Snitker by throwing two scoreless innings. Tomlin stranded runners on first and second in the eighth when he induced a popup to first by Manny Machado. Left-hander Jerry Blevins, obtained from Oakland on Sunday for $1, struck out Eric Hosmer on three pitches to open the ninth. Rookie righthander Jacob Webb recorded the final two outs for his first save, one day after his first win. Webb struck out pinch-hitter

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Padres right fielder Hunter Renfroe dives toward a line drive during the eighth inning Monday in Atlanta. Wil Myers to end the game. season. TWINS 1, ASTROS 0: Jake Odorizzi outdueled Justin Verlander to help host Minnesota defeat Houston. Odorizzi struck out seven over seven innings, while Verlander stuck out seven in six innings while allowing a solo home run to Ehire Adrianza in the third inning. BREWERS 5, ROCKIES 1: Milwaukee first baseman Jesus Aguilar hit two home runs and drove in four as the host Brewers defeated Colorado. They were Aguilar’s first home runs of the

RAYS 8, ROYALS 5: Tommy Pham, Yandy Diaz and Ji-Man Choi each drove in a pair of runs, sending hot-hitting Tampa Bay to a victory over host Kansas City. Michael Perez and Kevin Kiermaier also drove in runs for the Rays.

REDS 5, METS 4: Jesse Winker homered in the top of the ninth inning to lift visiting Cincinnati to a victory over New York. The game was tied 4-4 from the fourth inning on after Pete Alonso and Brandon Nimmo each walked with WHITE SOX 5, ORIOLES 3: the bases loaded. Tim Anderson and Yonder Alonso each hit two-run RED SOX 9, ATHLETICS 4: homers, sending Manny Michael Chavis drove in Bañuelos and host Chicago three runs to help host to a victory over slumpBoston overcome Oak- ing Baltimore. Bañuelos land’s four-run second pitched five-hit ball into inning. Mookie Betts fin- the sixth inning in his first ished with three hits and a start since replacing Ervin Santana in the rotation. walk in five at-bats.

BOX SCORES

Sunday’s results Tampa Bay 5, Boston 2 L.A. Angels 7, Kansas City 3 Toronto 5, Oakland 4, (11) N.Y. Yankees 11, San Francisco 5 Minnesota 4, Baltimore 1 Texas 14, Seattle 1 Chicago White Sox 4, Detroit 1 Houston 4, Cleveland 1 Boston 9, Oakland 4 Minnesota 1, Houston 0

Monday’s results Chicago White Sox 5, Baltimore 3 Tampa Bay 8, Kansas City 5

Today’s games Detroit (Ross 1-3) at Philadelphia (Velasquez 1-0), 6:05 p.m. Cleveland (Bauer 3-1) at Miami (Alcantara 1-2), 6:10 p.m. Oakland (Brooks 2-2) at Boston (Porcello 1-3), 6:10 p.m. Houston (Cole 1-4) at Minnesota (Pineda 2-1), 6:40 p.m. Pittsburgh (Lyles 2-1) at Texas (Sampson 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Cashner 4-1) at Chicago White Sox (Nova 0-3), 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Snell 2-2) at Kansas City (Junis 2-2), 7:15 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 1-0) at Arizona (Kelly 2-2), 8:40 p.m. Toronto (Buchholz 0-1) at L.A. Angels (Canning 0-0), 9:07 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Hamels 3-0) at Seattle (Hernandez 1-2), 9:10 p.m.

AROUND THE MAJORS

Canó’s MRI shows no break NEW YORK — Robinson Canó felt comforted. So did Mets manager Mickey Callaway. New York’s second baseman likely will miss a couple of games with a swollen left hand, yet he was happy an MRI taken Monday was negative. Canó was hit on the outside of his hand by a pitch from Milwaukee left-hander Gio González in the first inning of Sunday’s 5-2 win. “Big exhale,” Callaway said. “You hold your breath for a minute about these kind of things, and maybe for 12 hours, while you figure out what’s going on.” Canó’s hand was swollen about 25 percent larger than normal, and he was not in the starting lineup for Monday’s series opener against Cincinnati. “It’s a huge relief,” he said. “It is scary.” Canó’s right hand was broken last May 13 when it was hit by a pitch from Detroit’s Blaine Hardy, a layoff that became lengthier when he was suspended for 80 games following a positive drug test. “I didn’t feel the same on this one, but you never know, it can be a small fracture,” Canó said.

Tulowitzki plays first rehab game LAKELAND, Fla. — New York Yankees shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was 1-for-4 with a home run and a walk in his first injury rehab appearance against the Detroit Tigers in an extended spring training game Monday. Tulowitzki struck out twice and flied out, and he played four innings in the field without getting a chance. Tulowitzki has not played since April 3 because of a strained left calf. BRIEFLY BREWERS: Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich was out of the starting lineup Monday after exiting with lower back discomfort during Sunday’s loss to the New York Mets. Manager Craig Counsell said Yelich is day to day. RAYS: Tampa Bay promoted minor league prospect Nate Lowe from Triple-A Durham and optioned infielder Christian Arroyo. Lowe, a lefty who can be inserted into the lineup against the Royals this week, was batting .300 with three home runs and 14 RBIs in Durham. — Wire reports

STAT OF THE DAY

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Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger ranks first or tied for first in the league for home runs (14), RBIs (36), runs (30), hits (44), batting average (.427), on base percentage (.500), slugging percentage (.913) and OPS (1.413).

The Athletics’ baserunner Ramon Laureano steals second base as Red Sox second baseman Tzu-Wei Lin waits for the throw at Fenway Park on Monday in Boston. Twins 1, Astros 0

Houston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Altuve 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .248 Bregman 3b 2 0 0 0 2 0 .275 Brantley lf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .319 Correa ss 4 0 2 0 0 1 .287 Gurriel 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .240 Reddick rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .337 White dh 3 0 0 0 0 3 .250 Chirinos c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .273 Marisnick cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .268 Springer ph-cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 Totals 31 0 5 0 2 9 Minnesota AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Kepler rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .264 Polanco ss 3 0 0 0 1 1 .327 Rosario dh 3 0 0 0 0 1 .248 Garver c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .348 Gonzalez 1b-3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .167 Schoop 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .267 Cave lf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .212 Adrianza 3b 1 1 1 1 0 0 .188 Cruz ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .307 Cron 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 Buxton cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .260 Totals 26 1 3 1 2 7 Houston 000 000 000 — 0 5 1 Minnesota 001 000 00x — 1 3 0 E — Chirinos (3). LOB — Houston 6, Minnesota 4. 2B — Schoop (8), Cruz (6). HR — Adrianza (1), off Verlander. RBIs — Adrianza (2). DP — Houston 1; Minnesota 1. Houston IP H R ER BB SO ERA Verlander, L, 4-1 6 2 1 1 2 7 2.45 Rondon 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.53 Valdez 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.89 Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO ERA Odorizzi, W, 3-2 7 4 0 0 1 7 3.34 Rogers, H, 6 1 0 0 0 1 2 1.98 Parker, S, 6-6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.96 WP — Rogers. T — 2:31. Att. — 12,615

Reds 5, Mets 4

Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Peraza 2b 5 0 2 1 0 0 .200 Votto 1b 4 0 1 0 1 1 .233 Suarez 3b 4 0 0 1 0 1 .232 Winker lf 4 1 1 1 1 0 .239 Puig rf 4 1 1 0 1 2 .200 Schebler cf 2 1 0 0 2 1 .135 J.Iglesias ss 3 1 2 1 0 0 .297 Barnhart c 3 1 1 1 0 0 .215 Roark p 2 0 1 0 0 1 .100 Lorenzen p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 Dietrich ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .208 Totals 32 5 9 5 6 6 New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg. McNeil 2b 2 0 0 0 3 0 .347 Alonso 1b 4 0 1 1 1 2 .304 Nimmo lf 3 0 0 1 1 1 .241 Conforto rf 4 1 1 0 1 2 .270 Frazier 3b 5 0 0 0 0 2 .200 Ramos c 4 1 1 1 0 0 .259 Rosario ss 4 0 1 1 0 1 .262 Lagares cf 3 1 1 0 1 1 .235 Wheeler p 2 1 1 0 0 1 .308 Broxton ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .146 Smith ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .385 Totals 33 4 6 4 7 10 Cincinnati 040 000 001 — 5 9 0 New York 020 200 000 — 4 6 0 LOB — Cincinnati 9, New York 10. 2B — Peraza (3), Puig (4), J.Iglesias (4), Conforto (8), Ramos (2), Lagares (2). HR — Winker (8), off Diaz. RBIs — Peraza (6), Suarez (15), Winker (13), J.Iglesias (6), Barnhart (5), Alonso (25), Nimmo (9), Ramos (17), Rosario (17). SB — Peraza (3). SF — Suarez. S — Barnhart. DP — New York 2. Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO ERA Roark 32/3 4 4 4 4 3 4.08

1 Peralta /3 0 0 0 1 0 0.96 Lorenzen 12/3 1 0 0 1 1 1.15 2 /3 0 0 0 0 1 1.46 Garrett 2 /3 0 0 0 0 1 4.38 Hernandez R.Iglesias, W, 1-3 2 1 0 0 1 4 3.14 New York IP H R ER BB SO ERA Wheeler 6 7 4 4 3 4 5.05 Lugo 1 1 0 0 1 2 4.08 Familia 1 0 0 0 2 0 5.68 Diaz, L, 0-1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1.54 T — 3:15. Att. — 20,766

Brewers 5, Rockies 1

Colorado AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Blackmon rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .279 Story ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .289 Murphy 1b 2 1 0 0 2 1 .226 Arenado 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .270 Dahl lf-cf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .333 McMahon 2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .238 Desmond cf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .193 Tapia lf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .262 Wolters c 3 0 1 0 0 1 .281 Reynolds ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 Freeland p 1 0 1 0 0 0 .167 Hampson ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .184 Bettis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 31 1 4 1 3 7 Milwaukee AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Cain cf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .274 Grandal c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .281 Braun lf 3 1 1 0 1 0 .200 Aguilar 1b 4 2 3 4 0 0 .156 Moustakas 3b 3 1 1 0 0 0 .276 Pina c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .154 Perez 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .212 Gamel rf 3 0 1 0 1 1 .269 Arcia ss 3 0 1 1 0 0 .232 Davies p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .083 Shaw 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .189 Totals 32 5 8 5 2 4 Colorado 000 001 000 — 1 4 0 Milwaukee 401 000 00x — 5 8 1 E — Arcia (2). LOB — Colorado 7, Milwaukee 5. 2B — Cain (8). HR — Aguilar (1), off Freeland; Aguilar (2), off Freeland. RBIs — Dahl (8), Aguilar 4 (9), Arcia (11). S — Freeland. Colorado IP H R ER BB SO ERA Freeland, L, 2-4 6 6 5 5 2 3 4.81 Bettis 2 2 0 0 0 1 6.75 Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO ERA Davies, W, 3-0 51/3 3 1 0 3 2 1.38 Claudio, H, 7 2 1 0 0 0 3 4.11 1 Jackson /3 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 Hart 11/3 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 T — 2:38. Att. — 23,356

Red Sox 9, Athletics 4

Oakland Semien ss Chapman 3b Piscotty rf Davis dh Pinder lf Morales 1b Laureano cf Profar 2b Phegley c Grossman ph Hundley c Totals Boston Benintendi lf Betts rf Martinez dh Bogaerts ss Devers 3b Chavis 1b Bradley Jr. cf Vazquez c Lin 2b Totals

AB 4 4 5 5 3 3 3 4 2 0 0 33 AB 5 4 4 5 4 4 4 2 3 35

R 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 4 R 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 9

H 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 8 H 1 3 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 12

BI BB SO Avg. 0 1 2 .322 1 1 1 .292 0 0 2 .263 0 0 2 .224 0 1 0 .291 0 1 1 .171 0 1 1 .231 2 0 1 .165 1 0 0 .262 0 1 0 .216 0 1 0 .179 4 7 10 BI BB SO Avg. 0 0 1 .276 1 1 0 .287 2 0 0 .337 2 0 1 .279 0 1 0 .296 3 0 1 .286 1 0 2 .155 0 2 0 .222 0 1 1 .125 9 5 6

Oakland 040 000 000 — 4 8 2 Boston 006 010 11x — 9 12 0 E — Montas (3), Profar (7). LOB — Oakland 9, Boston 8. 2B — Chapman (7), Bogaerts 2 (9), Devers (7). RBIs — Chapman (20), Profar 2 (13), Phegley (13), Betts (14), Martinez 2 (15), Bogaerts 2 (16), Chavis 3 (8), Bradley Jr. (5). SB — Laureano (3), Devers (4), Bradley Jr. (3), Lin (1). CS — Semien (2). SF — Martinez. DP — Oakland 2; Boston 1. Oakland IP H R ER BB SO ERA Montas, L, 4-2 41/3 8 7 1 2 4 2.97 2 /3 0 0 0 2 1 6.48 Buchter Petit 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.76 Rodney 1 1 1 1 1 1 6.75 Dull 1 3 1 1 0 0 10.50 Boston IP H R ER BB SO ERA Rodriguez 42/3 7 4 4 2 7 6.16 1 /3 0 0 0 0 0 4.61 Hembree Brewer, H, 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.55 Workman, H, 5 2/3 0 0 0 2 2 2.13 1 Brasier, W, 1-0 1 /3 0 0 0 0 1 1.32 1 Velazquez /3 1 0 0 2 0 3.86 Barnes, S, 2-4 2/3 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 T — 3:23. Att. — 30,866

Braves 3, Padres 1

San Diego AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Garcia ss-2b 3 1 1 0 1 1 .240 Reyes rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .205 Machado 3b-ss 3 0 0 0 1 1 .235 Hosmer 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .243 Renfroe lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .240 Kinsler 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .134 Myers ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .255 Hedges c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .175 Margot cf 3 0 2 0 0 0 .263 Margevicius p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .286 France 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 Totals 30 1 5 0 2 10 Atlanta AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Albies 2b 4 1 2 2 0 0 .299 Donaldson 3b 2 0 0 0 2 1 .258 Freeman 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .311 Acuna Jr. lf-cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .277 Markakis rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .330 Swanson ss 4 0 2 0 0 0 .261 Flowers c 3 0 0 0 1 0 .346 Inciarte cf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .236 Camargo pr-lf 2 1 0 0 1 0 .230 Soroka p 2 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Culberson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .417 Joyce ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217 Totals 32 3 6 2 4 3 San Diego 100 000 000 — 1 5 3 Atlanta 002 010 00x — 3 6 0 E — Garcia (1), Hosmer (3), Margot (1). LOB — San Diego 5, Atlanta 9. HR — Albies (6), off Margevicius. RBIs — Albies 2 (12). S — Margevicius. DP — Atlanta 1. San Diego IP H R ER BB SO ERA Margevicius, L 2-3 52/3 4 3 1 3 3 3.23 1 Warren /3 0 0 0 0 0 4.15 Erlin 2 2 0 0 1 0 3.97 Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO ERA Soroka, W, 2-1 6 4 1 1 1 8 1.62 Tomlin, H, 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 3.00 1 /3 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 Blevins, H, 1 2 Webb, S, 1-1 /3 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 T — 2:33. Att. — 19,353

Rays 8, Royals 5

Tampa Bay AB R H BI BB SO Avg. B.Lowe 2b 4 3 1 0 1 1 .289 Pham lf 4 1 1 2 1 0 .294 Choi 1b 4 1 2 2 1 0 .299 Diaz 3b 4 0 2 2 1 0 .298 N.Lowe dh 4 1 1 0 1 0 .250 Garcia rf 5 0 1 0 0 2 .247 Kiermaier cf 3 1 1 1 0 0 .266 Robertson ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 .179 Perez c 4 1 1 1 0 0 .257 Totals 36 8 11 8 5 4

Kansas City AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Merrifield 2b 3 1 0 0 1 2 .288 Mondesi ss 4 1 2 2 0 0 .287 Gordon lf 3 0 0 1 0 1 .301 Dozier dh 3 1 1 0 1 0 .349 O’Hearn 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .167 Soler rf 4 1 1 1 0 3 .227 Gutierrez 3b 4 0 1 1 0 0 .364 Owings cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .156 Maldonado c 3 1 0 0 0 0 .176 Totals 32 5 5 5 2 10 Tampa Bay 130 010 012 — 8 11 1 Kansas City 003 000 101 — 5 5 0 E — Robertson (4). LOB — Tampa Bay 7, Kansas City 3. 2B — Choi (6), N.Lowe (1), Perez (4). 3B — Pham (2), Mondesi (5). HR — Soler (7), off Chirinos. RBIs — Pham 2 (12), Choi 2 (8), Diaz 2 (18), Kiermaier (11), Perez (2), Mondesi 2 (24), Gordon (22), Soler (17), Gutierrez (3). SB — B.Lowe (3), Mondesi (8). SF — Gordon. DP — Kansas City 1. Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO ERA Stanek 11/3 1 0 0 0 1 1.20 Chirinos, W, 4-0 52/3 2 4 2 1 4 3.48 Castillo, H, 7 1 1 0 0 0 2 2.35 Roe 1 1 1 1 1 3 4.15 Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO ERA Keller, L, 2-3 5 6 5 5 3 1 4.07 Boxberger 2 0 0 0 0 2 7.30 2 /3 1 1 1 0 1 2.92 Barlow 1 /3 1 0 0 0 0 3.75 Diekman Peralta 1 3 2 2 2 0 6.23 Inherited runners-scored — Chirinos 1-0, Diekman 1-1. HBP — Keller (Kiermaier). WP — Keller. T — 2:51. Att. — 11,744

White Sox 5, Orioles 3

Baltimore AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Villar 2b 5 0 0 0 0 1 .262 Rickard cf 3 0 0 0 2 1 .198 Nunez dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .266 Smith Jr. lf 4 2 2 0 0 1 .276 Alberto rf 4 0 3 0 0 0 .324 Davis 1b 4 0 2 2 0 1 .176 Severino c 3 1 2 1 1 0 .262 R.Ruiz 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .228 Martin ss 2 0 0 0 1 2 .164 Wilkerson ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .190 Totals 34 3 9 3 4 10 Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Garcia lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .284 Anderson ss 5 1 1 2 0 2 .375 Abreu 1b 5 0 2 0 0 0 .279 McCann c 5 1 3 0 0 1 .357 Moncada 3b 3 1 0 0 0 1 .314 Rondon 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .268 Alonso dh 3 1 1 2 1 1 .190 Cordell rf 2 0 0 1 2 1 .250 Engel cf 3 1 1 0 1 0 .171 Totals 33 5 9 5 4 6 Baltimore 001 001 010 — 3 9 1 Chicago 022 000 10x — 5 9 2 E — Severino (1), Moncada (4), Rondon (3). LOB — Baltimore 8, Chicago 11. 2B — Abreu (8), McCann 2 (4). HR — Severino (4), off Banuelos; Alonso (5), off Means; Anderson (6), off Means. RBIs — Davis 2 (13), Severino (8), Anderson 2 (18), Alonso 2 (13), Cordell (6). DP — Chicago 2. Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO ERA Means, L, 3-3 5 6 4 4 1 2 2.81 Ramirez 11/3 1 1 1 1 2 6.75 1 Scott /3 1 0 0 2 1 6.75 Castro 11/3 1 0 0 0 1 8.59 Chicago IP H R ER BB SO ERA Banuelos, W, 2-0 52/3 5 2 2 3 6 2.70 J.Ruiz 0 1 0 0 0 0 9.53 Bummer, H, 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0.00 Herrera, H, 5 11/3 3 1 1 0 1 2.51 Colome, S, 6-6 1 0 0 0 0 2 2.13 Inherited runners-scored — Scott 1-1, Castro 3-0, Bummer 1-0. HBP — Means 2 (Moncada,Garcia), Ramirez (Garcia). WP — Scott. T — 3:18. Att. — 14,717


04.30.2019 • Tuesday • M 1

AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

Carpenter 3b

4 1 0 0

1

3 .210

Goldschmidt 1b

5 1 1 0

0

0 .270

DeJong ss

3 1 1 0

2

1 .342

Ozuna lf

5 1 2 2

0

0 .271

Martinez rf

4 1 2

1

0

0 .351

Brebbia p

0 0 0 0

0

0

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Hicks p

0 0 0 0

0

0

---

Molina c

3 0 1

1

1

0 .269

Gyorko 2b

3 0 0 0

0

1 .100

Wong 2b

1 0 0 0

0

0 .261

Bader cf

3 1 2

1

0

1 .222

Wacha p

2 0 0 0

0

1 .000

a-Fowler ph

1 0 0 0

0

0 .313

Gallegos p

0 0 0 0

0

0 .000

c-O’Neill ph-rf

1 0 0 0

0

1 .281

35 6 9 5

4

8

Totals

Washington AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Eaton rf

5 0 1

2

0

1 .291

Robles cf

4 0 0 0

0

2 .255

Soto lf

3 0 0 0

1

1 .248

Kendrick 3b

4 0 0 0

0

0 .306

Adams 1b

3 1 1 0

1

2

Kieboom ss

3 0 0 0

1

0 .200

.271

Dozier 2b

3 1 1 0

1

1 .193

Gomes c

3 1 1 0

1

1 .258

Corbin p

1 0 0

1

1

1 .300

Miller p

0 0 0 0

0

0

b-Difo ph

1 0 0 0

0

0 .254

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Suero p

0 0 0 0

0

0 .000

Grace p

0 0 0 0

0

0

d-Suzuki ph

1 0 0 0

0

0 .244

6

9

Totals Cardinals

31 3 4

3

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000 060 000 — 6 9 0

Washington 030 000 000 — 3 4 1 a-lined out for Wacha in the 6th. b-popped out for Miller in the 7th. c-struck out for Gallegos in the 8th. d-lined out for Grace in the 9th. E: Kieboom (1). LOB: Cardinals 7, Washington 7. 2B: DeJong (13), Martinez (5). HR: Bader (3), off Corbin. RBIs: Ozuna 2 (28), Martinez (13), Molina (20), Bader (7), Eaton 2 (8), Corbin (2). CS: Bader (2). RLISP: Cardinals 1 (Ozuna); Washington 5 (Eaton, Robles 2, Dozier 2). GIDP: Molina. DP: Washington 1. Cardinals

sT. LOuIs POsT-dIsPaTCH • B5

NOTEBOOK

CARDINALS 6, NATIONALS 3 Cardinals

CARDINALS

IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Wacha

5 4 3

3

3

5 101 4.78

Gallegos

2 0 0

0

0

2 29 3.86

Brebbia

1 0 0

0

3

1 34 0.55

Hicks

1 0 0

0

0

1 13 2.13

Washington IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Corbin

5 6 6

6

4

5 92 3.58

Miller

2 1 0

0

0

1 25 4.82

Suero

1 1 0

0

0

1 11 7.50

Grace

1 1 0

0

0

1 12 4.97

W: Wacha 2-0. L: Corbin 2-1. S: Hicks 9-10. H: Gallegos 1, Brebbia 7. HBP: Miller (Bader). WP: Corbin.

Wacha’s return dispatches Helsley Sending pitcher back down ‘a tough decision’ for Cards BY DERRICK GOOLD st. Louis Post-dispatch

WASHINGTON • The vapor trails Ryan Helsley and his fastball left behind in the majors were enough to change his role in the minors. In order to add Michael Wacha to the active roster before his start Monday night against Washington, the Cardinals returned Helsley to Class AAA Memphis and returned to seven relievers in the bullpen. Helsley, part of the Redbirds’ opening-day rotation, will now be utilized as a multi-inning reliever. The idea, pitching coach Mike Maddux outlined, is to sharpen Helsley in Memphis for the role he’s most likely to have should he return to the Cardinals this season. “Keep him stretched out for the purpose of what he did for us,” Maddux said. “He competed very well. Good live arm. One of the better fastballs you’ll see in the game. If we didn’t have Jordan Hicks on our team, we’d be talking about Ryan Helsley’s fastball.” Helsley, 24, had seven strikeouts and no walks in 6 1/3 innings in the majors. Both of the runs he allowed came on home runs. All three of his appearances last at least two innings — the role they’d like to groom him for. Only two pitchers in the majors, teammate Hicks and Miami’s Tayron Guerrero, have thrown pitches faster than the 101.5-mph fastball Helsley unleashed in his major-league debut. His fastball’s average speed, of 97.8 mph, would rank fifth in the National League if he had thrown enough to qualify for the Statcast rankings. Manager Mike Shildt called it “a tough decision” to demote Helsley, and when talking with the righthander gave him a message similar to starters Austin Gomber and Daniel Ponce de Leon. “You’re a big league player — just happen to be going back to Triple-A to work on your craft,” Shildt said. “Your stuff is your stuff, and it’s really good. What impressed me about it is his ability to attack and trust it on this stage and not make it bigger than it is. He did that.” A year ago, Helsley’s performance would have earned him a spot on the Cardinals’ Interstate-55 shuttle between Class AAA and the big-league bullpen. The Cardinals exploited options to create elasticity and freshness in the bullpen — something that has already taken more creativity this season. And

it’s about to get more landlocked. Late Monday, veteran reliever Luke Gregerson was scheduled to join the Cardinals in Washington D.C., and on Tuesday he’ll meet with the manager, coaches and medical staff to determine when he will be added to the active roster. Gregerson’s return from a rehab assignment adds one more spot in the bullpen that the Cardinals cannot alternate arms. Fewer relievers have options to move to minors this season than last, and that’s a factor as the Cardinals toggle between seven relievers and eight relievers. With Wacha on the injured list, the Cardinals could have both eight relievers and a five-man bench. Wacha’s return meant shrinking one, and if all of the pitchers have their health, shuttling Helsley or another reliever back to the majors could mean optioning out a position player. “I think we’re always fluid with (seven or eight relievers),” Shildt said. “It’s a discussion. Where you’re bullpen is at. It can change every day. There are benefits clearly to both – having the eighth reliever or having the 13th position player. It’s nice to have them both. Can’t have both.”

NATS SEND ROSEY FOR WORK

Former Cardinals’ 40-save closer Trevor Rosenthal will return to the Nationals’ spring training facility in Florida to find the feel and consistency that has eluded him in his return to the majors. Washington placed Rosenthal on the 10-day injured list Friday with a viral infection, and that frees him up to pitch in extended spring training games without it counting as a rehab assignment. In his first seven appearances for the Nats, he’s walked nine and allowed more runs (12) than he has collected out (nine). “Just to be able to pitch consistently,” Rosenthal told reporters Monday. “Here I haven’t been able to do that, and I think that’s exactly what I need, so just to be in a place where I can get reps in and get going again.”

CARDS LEAN RIGHT

One of the compasses that Shildt will use in the coming weeks to schedule off days for everyday players is the matchup, and that put Jedd Gyorko in the lineup for a second consecutive day for the first time this season. A day after spelling Matt Carpenter at third base, Gyorko gave Kolten Wong a break at third. That gave Shildt another righthander bat in the lineup against Washington lefty Patrick Corbin, and Gyorko had gone 5-for-15 against Corbin in previous meetings.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Michael Wacha delivers during the first inning Monday. He was activated earlier in the day.

AVERAGES Batting Wieters Martinez DeJong Fowler O’Neill Ozuna Goldschmidt Molina Wong Bader Carpenter Munoz Gyorko Team Pitching Brebbia Gant Hicks Gallegos Wainwright Flaherty Wacha Mikolas Hudson Miller Leone Webb Team

AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB E .364 11 0 4 0 0 0 5 0 4 1 0 .351 74 11 26 5 0 1 13 3 14 1 2 .342 114 25 39 13 1 5 13 9 22 2 1 .313 80 12 25 6 0 1 7 12 20 1 1 .281 32 4 9 2 0 1 4 1 13 0 1 .271 96 24 26 5 0 10 28 13 23 3 0 .270 111 22 30 3 0 9 19 15 32 0 2 .269 104 10 28 8 0 2 20 4 8 1 1 .261 88 14 23 4 1 4 14 16 16 4 2 .222 45 8 10 1 0 3 7 9 17 0 1 .210 100 18 21 5 1 3 5 19 27 1 2 .200 10 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .100 20 2 2 0 0 0 1 2 10 0 1 .269 949 155 255 53 3 40 143 106 233 15 15 W 1 3 1 1 2 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 18

L 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 10

ERA 0.55 0.96 2.13 3.86 3.96 4.06 4.78 5.29 5.63 5.91 7.30 7.94 4.30

G GS SV IP 14 0 0 16.1 15 0 2 18.2 13 0 9 12.2 8 0 0 9.1 5 5 0 25.0 6 6 0 31.0 5 5 0 26.1 6 6 0 34.0 6 5 1 24.0 15 0 0 10.2 13 0 0 12.1 8 0 0 5.2 28 28 12 249.0

H R 6 1 5 2 6 3 6 4 24 12 32 14 24 14 34 21 33 16 11 9 13 10 4 5 215 124

ER HR BB 1 1 8 2 2 7 3 1 5 4 2 3 11 3 10 14 7 6 14 5 17 20 8 8 15 8 13 7 4 9 10 2 6 5 2 3 119 51 109

SO 20 17 16 16 22 36 29 19 19 15 14 6 253

Umpires: Home, Nick Mahrley; First, Quinn Wolcott; Second, Gary Cederstrom; Third, Marvin Hudson. T: 3:05. A: 17,890 (41,313).

HOW THEY SCORED Nationals second Adams singles. Dozier singles, Adams to second. Gomes walks, Adams to third, Dozier to second. Corbin walks, Adams scores, Dozier to third, Gomes to second. Eaton singles, Dozier and Gomes score, Corbin to third, Eaton to second on the throw. Three runs. Nationals 3, Cardinals 0. Cardinals fifth Bader homers. Carpenter walks. Goldschmidt singles, Carpenter to second. DeJong walks, Carpenter to third, Goldschmidt to second. On a wild pitch, Carpenter scores, Goldschmidt to third, DeJong to second. Ozuna singles, Goldschmidt and DeJong score. J.Martinez doubles, Ozuna scores. Molina singles, J.Martinez scores. Six runs. Cardinals 6, Nationals 3. HOT APRIL Marcell Ozuna’s RBI total of 28 is among the best in team history prior to May 1. Player Year RBIs McGwire 1998 36 Pujols 2006 32 Pujols 2009 28 Tatis 2000 28 Ozuna 2019 29 ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Cardinals’ Harrison Bader celebrates his home run with Paul DeJong (center) and Matt Carpenter (right) during the fifth inning on Monday.

Ozuna leads team with 28 RBIs in the season’s first 28 games CARDINALS • FROM B1

flipping the game on Washington’s starter for a six-run fifth inning that fueled a 6-3 victory Monday at Nationals Park. In their first starts since returning from the injured list, starter Michael Wacha (knee) gave the Cardinals five sturdy innings and outfielder Harrison Bader (hamstring) homered, reached base three times, and robbed a hit with a diving catch in center field. In an echo of what helped them go 7-2 in their nine-game home stand, four Cardinals had an RBI in the six-run rally, and five of the runs came with two outs. Yadier Molina capped the scoring with an RBI single to extend his hitting streak to a career-best 16 games. The Cardinals had one hit against Corbin entering that inning. “Six runs later, we’re back in control of the game,” Shildt said. “We keep going. Two outs, nobody on. Two strikes, two outs, nobody on.” A hallmark of the team Shildt wants to have is one that improves, and throughout their ninth win in their last 11 games

were examples. Wacha (2-0), who is unbeaten at Nationals Park in his career, stumbled through a rocky second inning, but once he had a lead, he was at his most assertive. Marcell Ozuna was frustrated by two groundballs in his first two at-bats against Corbin, and he said after the game that he “gave those two at-bats away. Then I say, ‘OK, let me make an adjustment to my approach.’” In his third at-bat, he drove the Cardinals to the lead with a two-run, two-out, two-strike single up the middle. The two RBIs gave him 23 in the 16 games since he scaled the left-field wall and fell from it, and he leads the team with 28 RBIs in the first 28 games of the season. “He wants to be in the spotlight,” Shildt said. “But he doesn’t want to do too much.” The start threatened to crack apart on Wacha each time he struggled to retire Corbin (2-1). Of the 85 pitches it took Wacha to get into the fourth inning, Corbin saw 18. He fouled off eight of them. In the second inning, with the bases loaded, Wacha got ahead 0-2 against the opposing

pitcher and then let the at-bat and then the inning slip from his control. Corbin worked his way back to a nine-pitch walk to force home Washington’s first run. Instead of an escape from the inning, Wacha had a problem. Washington had a rally. The next batter, leadoff hitter Adam Eaton, rapped a double that brought two more runs homes for a 3-0 lead. What could have been an inning that ended with the bases loaded and Corbin, a career .173 hitter, retired, instead took Wacha 35 pitches to complete. It took Corbin fewer pitches to retire the Cardinals in order in the third inning (13) than he saw in two plate appearances against Wacha (18). Wacha settled for the third and when he faced Corbin again with two on base in the fourth inning was able to slip a changeup by him for a strikeout. Still, the next batter, Eaton, skied a ball to deep right field that had Jose Martinez turning, spinning and then finally rooting himself near the wall to catch the third out. Corbin helped bloat Wacha’s pitch count and it took him 101 pitches to get 15 outs. He had three perfect innings stationed

between the two problematic ones, and in his return from the injured list left 12 outs for the bullpen to retrieve. “Straight guts,” Shildt said of Wacha’s first start since a knee injury forced him to miss one. “What a tremendous competitor. Don’t want to ride him, but he’s a workhorse. Got down 3 and knew it wasn’t going to be anymore. He stayed in attack-mode. He found a way to say, ‘You know what, I’m going to find a way to get better.’” As teammates growing up with Arizona, Goldschmidt’s view of Corbin’s slider — from nearby first base — gave him a chance to hear from opponents all about the lefty. Todd Helton told him that Corbin had “the best slider I’ve ever seen,” Goldschmidt said. “Guys come to first base saying, ‘You just don’t pick it up,’” he explained. “I’ve seen it a few times in live BP (in spring). You just don’t see it until it’s in. It darts down and in. … Everybody talks about his slider. Obviously that’s his best pitch.” But it’s better with a helper. Corbin showcased his feel for three pitches when he started the fifth inning with a 65.8-mph

curveball to Jedd Gyorko and then followed with a 89.1-mph fastball and then the slider. Gyorko was down 1-2, ignored a changeup and then whiffed on the slider. That was the best from Corbin — and the last of it. Bader ignited the game-upending rally two pitches later with a home run. Corbin greased the rally with two walks and a bases-loaded wild pitch that brought home the Cardinals’ second run. Ozuna’s two-run single put the Cardinals ahead by a run. Jose Martinez followed with a double, and he scored on Molina’s single. Five of the six runs came with two outs. With a thinned bullpen, the Cardinals let Wacha hit for himself in that inning, and that gave him a chance to pitch the bottom of the fifth with a lead. He returned the middle of the Nats’ order, in order. “A deflating time for them,” Wacha said. “Definitely a grinder game for sure. Got hairy there in the middle innings. You trust in your ability to lock it down.” Derrick Goold @dgoold on Twitter dgoold@post-dispatch.com


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B6 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

M 1 • TUeSDAy • 04.30.2019

NHL PLAYOFFS

NHL PLAYOFFS SCORES, SCHEDULE

Healthy Karlsson gives Sharks hope

JOSH DUBOW

Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Erik Karlsson took the puck behind his own net and went on the type of end-to-end rush that has made him one of the NHL’s most dynamic defensemen. Even though Karlsson’s rush didn’t lead to a goal and came in San Jose’s 4-3 loss in Game 2 to Colorado, it encouraged the Sharks that Karlsson appears to be healthy once again. “It’s like a fine wine getting better and better every game,” defensive partner Brenden Dillon said Monday. “We know how good of a player he is and how much he impacts a game. It’s been fun to play with him.” Despite being hampered earlier in the playoffs by a groin injury that sidelined him for 27 of 32 games in the second half of the season, Karlsson is tied for the league lead with 10 assists this postseason thanks to his vision and passing ability. His skating and defense will be needed when the

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Bothered by groin and leg injuries, Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson missed 27 of 32 games from mid-January to early April. He skated in San Jose’s regular-season finale against the Avalanche on April 6 and has played in all nine postseason games since. series shifts to Colorado for Game 3 tonight after the teams split the first two games. The Avalanche took control in Game 2 when coach Jared Bednar made a change in the second period to reunite Mikko Rantanen on

the top line with Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog. The trio helped create two goals in the second period that gave Colorado a 2-1 lead and helped lead to the win. “The line did our job

and our job is getting the team going offensively,” Landeskog said. “Some nights you have it, some nights you don’t. “But playoff time you got to try and find it every night and I thought we got deep and were able to get

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rewarded for a lot of our hard work.” The boost from the top three scorers could be expected for the Avalanche. But they also got a big lift from a pair of 20-year-old defensemen as Cale Makar teamed with Samuel Girard. Makar, the Hobey Baker Award winner as college hockey’s top player, has played just five NHL games since finishing up at the Frozen Four for UMass. Girard has a bit more experience with 150 regular-season games the past two seasons. Game 2 was their first time playing with each other as Makar moved into the lineup when Girard got hurt in the previous round. They look extremely comfortable in their role. “Yes, we are 20. We just have to play our game,” Girard said. “I know that Cale is able to play here. I know I’m able to. We just need to play our game. We need to bring some offense and make sure we play good offensively as well.”

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Islanders grapple with 2-0 deficit NEW YORK — Barry Trotz has given his Islanders a clear-cut agenda as their second-round Eastern Conference playoff series shifts to North Carolina with the Hurricanes halfway to a sweep after winning the first two games at Barclays Center. “We’re going through some adversity, I don’t think we went through any in that first series,” the coach said Monday after giving his players the day off from practice. “It’s how you respond. I said to them, ‘Hey, we’re going to Carolina to win two games. Plain

NBA PLAYOFFS SCORES, SCHEDULE All series best-of-seven; x-if necessary

EASTERN CONFERENCE CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

BOSTON 1, MILWAUKEE 0 Game 1: Boston, 112-90 Today: at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Friday: at Boston, 7 p.m. May 6: at Boston, 6 p.m. x-May 8: at Milwaukee, TBD x-May 10: at Boston, TBD x-May 13: at Milwaukee, TBD

TORONTO 1, PHILADELPHIA 1 Saturday: Toronto, 108-95 Monday: Philadelphia, 94-89 Thursday: at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Sunday: at Philadelphia, 2:30 p.m. x-May 7: at Toronto, TBD x-May 9: at Phila., TBD x-May 12: at Toronto, TBD

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GOLDEN STATE, 1 HOUSTON 0 Game 1: Golden State, 104-100 Today: at Golden St, 9:30 p.m. Saturday: at Houston, 7:30 p.m. May 6: at Houston, 8:30 p.m. x-May 8: at Golden State, TBD x-May 10: at Houston, TBD x-May 12: at Golden State, TBD

DENVER VS. PORTLAND Monday: at Denver, (n) Wednesday: at Denver, 8 p.m. Friday: at Portland, 9:30 p.m. Sunday: at Portland, 6 p.m. x-May 7: at Denver, TBD x-May 9: at Portland, TBD x-May 12: at Denver, TBD

STAT OF THE DAY

81

The Houston Rockets have chips on their shoulders. The team drafted a memo, acquired by ESPN, to the NBA saying 81 missed calls and non-calls in last season’s Western Conference Finals against Golden State cost them a championship.

and simple.’ You can’t win two unless you focus on the first.” Game 3 is Wednesday night at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. The injury-depleted Hurricanes lost defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk, No. 1 goalie Petr Mrazek and right wing Saku Maenalanen yet scored twice within 48 seconds early in the third period for a 2-1 win on Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn. The Islanders lost Game 1, 1-0, in overtime. Van Riemsdyk and Maenalanen are out for the series while Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour listed Mrazek as day to day. Trotz said right wing Cal

Clutterbuck’s status is unclear after he exited late in Game 2 with an undisclosed injury. “You’ve got to trust the process,” Trotz said. “I didn’t think after the game there was any panic. We know we’ve dug ourselves a little hole and there’s some urgency — urgency to get back in the series. You fall down 3-0, it’s going to have to be a real epic type thing because you don’t want to dig yourself too far. But it’s a race to four and they’re up two.” The Islanders, with home-ice advantage in the playoffs for the first time since 1988, swept their first-round series against the Penguins.

The Hurricanes ousted the defending Stanley Cup-champion Capitals with a 4-3 double overtime win in Game 7 and won all three home games in that series.

Blue Jackets hope to take control COLUMBUS, Ohio — Little has separated the Boston Bruins and Columbus Blue Jackets through two 3-2 overtime games in their Eastern Conference series, which is tied at 1-1. Neither team is giving an inch. “It’s such a stalemate out there, and I’m not surprised it went to overtime

back-to-back games,” said Columbus’ Matt Duchene, who scored at 3:42 of the second overtime to give the Blue Jackets a 3-2 victory early Sunday morning to even things up. Still, the Blue Jackets are feeling good about themselves after winning a game in Boston. Blue Jackets defenseman Markus Nutivaara is day to day with an injury to his upper body, and the Bruins will be without defenseman Kevan Miller (upper body) while defenseman John Moore is day to day (upper body). — Wire reports

NBA PLAYOFFS

76ers take one in Toronto Butler scores 30 and Philadelphia, which led by 19 points, hangs on IAN HARRISON

Associated Press

TORONTO — The 76ers showed their mettle after watching a big lead get whittled down. Jimmy Butler had 30 points and 11 rebounds, James Ennis scored 13 points and the Philadelphia 76ers held on to beat the Toronto Raptors 94-89 on Monday night, evening their Eastern Conference semifinal series at 1-1. Game 3 is Thursday night in Philadelphia. Down 19 in the first half, Toronto cut the deficit to one late in the third, then went cold to start the fourth, missing six of its first seven shots. The Raptors kept coming, however. Lowry made 3-pointers on both sides of a pair of foul shots by Butler cutting it to 90-87 with 1 minute, 36 seconds to go. Toronto got the ball back, and Siakam scored on a layup to make it a one-point game, but Joel Embiid answered with a driving shot at the other end, restoring the three-point advantage with 24 seconds left. After Lowry nearly turned the ball over, Danny Green missed a potential tying 3-pointer, and Philadelphia’s Tobias Harris came up with the rebound, his 11th. Harris was fouled and sealed it by making a pair with 3.9 seconds left. Embiid scored 12 points in 32 minutes despite missing the morning shootaround because of flu-like symptoms. Kawhi Leonard scored 35 points, Siakam had 21 and Lowry 20. Toronto shot 10-for-37 from 3-point range and 33-for-91 overall as its five-game winning streak ended. Toronto missed six of its first eight shots, matching the number of misses it had in the first quarter of Game 1, when the Raptors made 16 of 22. Toronto shot 7-for24 in the first quarter and missed its first seven from 3-point range before Norman Powell connected.

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BOSTON 1, COLUMBUS 1 Game 1: Boston 3, Columbus 2, OT Game 2: Colum. 3, Boston 2, 2OT Today: at Columbus, 6 p.m. Thursday: at Columbus, 6:30 p.m. Saturday: at Boston, 6:15 p.m. x-May 6: at Columbus, TBD x-May 8: at Boston, TBD

CAROLINA 2, NEW YORK ISLANDERS 0 Game 1: Carolina 1, New York 0, OT Game 2: Carolina 2, New York 1 Wednesday: at Carolina, 6 p.m. Friday: at Carolina, 6 p.m. x-Sunday: at New York, TBD x-May 7: at Carolina, TBD x-May 8: at New York, TBD

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ST. LOUIS 2, DALLAS 1, Game 1: St. Louis 3, Dallas 2 Game 2: Dallas 4, St. Louis 2 Monday: St. Louis 4, Dallas 3 Wednesday: at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Friday: at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m. x-Sunday: at Dallas, TBD x-May 7: at St. Louis, TBD

SAN JOSE 1, COLORADO 1 Game 1: San Jose 5, Colorado 2 Game 2: Colorado 4, San Jose 3 Today: at Colorado, 9 p.m. Thursday: at Colorado, 9 p.m. Saturday: at San Jose, TBD x-May 6: at Colorado, TBD x-May 8: at San Jose, TBD

STAT OF THE DAY

4

The Hurricanes have won four straight playoff games, marking their second-longest playoff win streak in franchise history.

AROUND THE NBA

Williams hangs it up after 50-plus years ORLANDO, Fla. — Pat Williams, who will turn 79 on Friday, has been in the NBA for more than 50 years. But the co-founder of the Magic announced his official retirement as the Orlando’s senior vice president on Monday. A former college baseball player, he actually started his sports management career as a minor league baseball executive, but jumped to the NBA as the Philadelphia 76ers’ business manager in 1968. He would go on to become general manager with the 76ers, the Chicago Bulls, the Atlanta Hawks and the Magic. He served as the Magic’s first GM from the inaugural season in 1989 until 1996, when he became the senior vice president. Williams isn’t just the father of the Orlando Magic, he is the father of 19 children — 14 of whom he and his wife Ruth adopted from foreign countries. He is also the author of more than 100 books, has run 58 marathons and is a survivor of multiple myeloma — a serious form of bone-marrow cancer. BRIEFLY ROCKETS: Guard Chris Paul was fined $35,000 by the NBA for making contact with an official with 4.4 seconds left in Houston’s 104100 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.

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76ers forward James Ennis draws an offensive foul on Raptors forward Pascal Siakam, who ran him over en route to the basket Monday. Butler scored six points for Philadelphia, which led 26-17 after one quarter. Toronto got 17 points each from Leonard and Siakam in the first quarter of Game 1, when they scored 39 points. Ennis and Butler each scored seven points in the second quarter and Philadelphia led 51-38 at the half. Four of Butler’s points came on a five-point possession for the 76ers that saw Green called for a technical after fouling Butler on

a made 3-pointer, and JJ Redick followed by hitting the technical foul shot. Leonard scored seven more points as Toronto used a 13-4 run out of the break to cut the deficit to 55-51. Leonard had 11 points in the third quarter and Siakam had seven. Toronto trailed 61-60 with 2:50 left in the quarter, but Embiid made four free throws and the 76ers took a 69-63 lead to the fourth.

SPURS: Gregg Popovich revealed Monday he is negotiating a new deal with San Antonio after the coach’s contract expires this season. Popovich, who has led the team to the playoffs for 22 straight seasons, has 1,245 wins in his 23 seasons, third-most in NBA history behind Don Nelson and Lenny Wilkens, and is one of five coaches to win five NBA championships. THUNDER: Oklahoma City GM Sam Presti said Monday the team plans to keep coach Billy Donovan for a fifth year, despite a third consecutive first-round playoff exit. Oklahoma City has reached the playoffs in each of Donovan’s four years with the team. — Wire reports


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B6 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

M 2 • TUeSDAy • 04.30.2019

NHL PLAYOFFS

NHL PLAYOFFS SCORES, SCHEDULE

Healthy Karlsson gives Sharks hope

JOSH DUBOW

Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Erik Karlsson took the puck behind his own net and went on the type of end-to-end rush that has made him one of the NHL’s most dynamic defensemen. Even though Karlsson’s rush didn’t lead to a goal and came in San Jose’s 4-3 loss in Game 2 to Colorado, it encouraged the Sharks that Karlsson appears to be healthy once again. “It’s like a fine wine getting better and better every game,” defensive partner Brenden Dillon said Monday. “We know how good of a player he is and how much he impacts a game. It’s been fun to play with him.” Despite being hampered earlier in the playoffs by a groin injury that sidelined him for 27 of 32 games in the second half of the season, Karlsson is tied for the league lead with 10 assists this postseason thanks to his vision and passing ability. His skating and defense will be needed when the

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOS

Bothered by groin and leg injuries, Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson missed 27 of 32 games from mid-January to early April. He skated in San Jose’s regular-season finale against the Avalanche on April 6 and has played in all nine postseason games since. series shifts to Colorado for Game 3 tonight after the teams split the first two games. The Avalanche took control in Game 2 when coach Jared Bednar made a change in the second period to reunite Mikko Rantanen on

the top line with Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog. The trio helped create two goals in the second period that gave Colorado a 2-1 lead and helped lead to the win. “The line did our job

and our job is getting the team going offensively,” Landeskog said. “Some nights you have it, some nights you don’t. “But playoff time you got to try and find it every night and I thought we got deep and were able to get

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rewarded for a lot of our hard work.” The boost from the top three scorers could be expected for the Avalanche. But they also got a big lift from a pair of 20-year-old defensemen as Cale Makar teamed with Samuel Girard. Makar, the Hobey Baker Award winner as college hockey’s top player, has played just five NHL games since finishing up at the Frozen Four for UMass. Girard has a bit more experience with 150 regular-season games the past two seasons. Game 2 was their first time playing with each other as Makar moved into the lineup when Girard got hurt in the previous round. They look extremely comfortable in their role. “Yes, we are 20. We just have to play our game,” Girard said. “I know that Cale is able to play here. I know I’m able to. We just need to play our game. We need to bring some offense and make sure we play good offensively as well.”

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Islanders grapple with 2-0 deficit NEW YORK — Barry Trotz has given his Islanders a clear-cut agenda as their second-round Eastern Conference playoff series shifts to North Carolina with the Hurricanes halfway to a sweep after winning the first two games at Barclays Center. “We’re going through some adversity, I don’t think we went through any in that first series,” the coach said Monday after giving his players the day off from practice. “It’s how you respond. I said to them, ‘Hey, we’re going to Carolina to win two games. Plain

NBA PLAYOFFS SCORES, SCHEDULE All series best-of-seven; x-if necessary

EASTERN CONFERENCE CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

BOSTON 1, MILWAUKEE 0 Game 1: Boston, 112-90 Today: at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Friday: at Boston, 8 p.m. May 6: at Boston, 7 p.m. x-May 8: at Milwaukee, TBD x-May 10: at Boston, TBD x-May 13: at Milwaukee, TBD

TORONTO 1, PHILADELPHIA 1 Game 1: Toronto, 108-95 Monday: Philadelphia, 94-89 Thursday: at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Sunday: at Philadelphia, 3:30 p.m. x-May 7: at Toronto, TBD x-May 9: at Phila., TBD x-May 12: at Toronto, TBD

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GOLDEN STATE, 1 HOUSTON 0 Game 1: Golden State, 104-100 Today: at Golden St, 10:30 p.m. Saturday: at Houston, 8:30 p.m. May 6: at Houston, 9:30 p.m. x-May 8: at Golden State, TBD x-May 10: at Houston, TBD x-May 12: at Golden State, TBD

DENVER 1, PORTLAND 0 Monday: Denver 121, Portland 113 Wednesday: at Denver, 9 p.m. Friday: at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Sunday: at Portland, 7 p.m. x-May 7: at Denver, TBD x-May 9: at Portland, TBD x-May 12: at Denver, TBD

STAT OF THE DAY

81

The Houston Rockets have chips on their shoulders. The team drafted a memo, acquired by ESPN, to the NBA saying 81 missed calls and non-calls in last season’s Western Conference Finals against Golden State cost them a championship.

and simple.’ You can’t win two unless you focus on the first.” Game 3 is Wednesday night at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. The injury-depleted Hurricanes lost defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk, No. 1 goalie Petr Mrazek and right wing Saku Maenalanen yet scored twice within 48 seconds early in the third period for a 2-1 win on Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn. The Islanders lost Game 1, 1-0, in overtime. Van Riemsdyk and Maenalanen are out for the series while Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour listed Mrazek as day to day. Trotz said right wing Cal

Clutterbuck’s status is unclear after he exited late in Game 2 with an undisclosed injury. “You’ve got to trust the process,” Trotz said. “I didn’t think after the game there was any panic. We know we’ve dug ourselves a little hole and there’s some urgency — urgency to get back in the series. You fall down 3-0, it’s going to have to be a real epic type thing because you don’t want to dig yourself too far. But it’s a race to four and they’re up two.” The Islanders, with home-ice advantage in the playoffs for the first time since 1988, swept their first-round series against the Penguins.

The Hurricanes ousted the defending Stanley Cup-champion Capitals with a 4-3 double overtime win in Game 7 and won all three home games in that series.

Blue Jackets hope to take control COLUMBUS, Ohio — Little has separated the Boston Bruins and Columbus Blue Jackets through two 3-2 overtime games in their Eastern Conference series, which is tied at 1-1. Neither team is giving an inch. “It’s such a stalemate out there, and I’m not surprised it went to overtime

back-to-back games,” said Columbus’ Matt Duchene, who scored at 3:42 of the second overtime to give the Blue Jackets a 3-2 victory early Sunday morning to even things up. Still, the Blue Jackets are feeling good about themselves after winning a game in Boston. Blue Jackets defenseman Markus Nutivaara is day to day with an injury to his upper body, and the Bruins will be without defenseman Kevan Miller (upper body) while defenseman John Moore is day to day (upper body). — Wire reports

NBA PLAYOFFS

76ers take one in Toronto Butler scores 30 and Philadelphia, which led by 19 points, hangs on

IAN HARRISON

Associated Press

TORONTO — Jimmy Butler’s big game helped Philadelphia snap a lengthy losing streak in Toronto and, more importantly, brought the 76ers level in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Butler had 30 points and 11 rebounds, James Ennis scored 13 points and the 76ers held on to beat the Raptors 94-89 on Monday night, knotting the series at 1-1. It was Philadelphia’s first win in Toronto since Nov. 10, 2012, snapping a 14-game losing streak. “Everybody wants to paint the picture that we haven’t won here in however many years,” Butler said. “I’m just glad that we came out on top. We don’t care how many games we’ve lost, nothing like that.” Butler scored 12 points in the final quarter to help the 76ers withstand a late Toronto rally. “He was just a tremendous rock,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said. “He willed us to a lot of different situations. He was a stud.” Butler scored just 10 points in Game 1, when he shot 4-for-12. “Jimmy Butler is a gamer,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “He wasn’t going to be quiet this whole series.” Game 3 is Thursday night in Philadelphia. Down 19 in the first half, Toronto cut the deficit to one late in the third, only to go cold to start the fourth, missing six of its first seven shots. The Raptors kept coming, however. Lowry made 3-pointers on both sides of a pair of foul shots by Butler cutting the deficit to 90-87 with 1:36 to go. Toronto got the ball back, and Siakam scored on a layup to make it a one-point game, but Joel Embiid answered with a driving shot at the other end, restoring the three-point advantage with 24 seconds left. After Lowry nearly turned the

EASTERN CONFERENCE

BOSTON 1, COLUMBUS 1 Game 1: Boston 3, Columbus 2, OT Game 2: Colum. 3, Boston 2, 2OT Today: at Columbus, 6 p.m. Thursday: at Columbus, 6:30 p.m. Saturday: at Boston, 6:15 p.m. x-May 6: at Columbus, TBD x-May 8: at Boston, TBD

CAROLINA 2, NEW YORK ISLANDERS 0 Game 1: Carolina 1, New York 0, OT Game 2: Carolina 2, New York 1 Wednesday: at Carolina, 6 p.m. Friday: at Carolina, 6 p.m. x-Sunday: at New York, TBD x-May 7: at Carolina, TBD x-May 8: at New York, TBD

WESTERN CONFERENCE

ST. LOUIS 2, DALLAS 1 Game 1: St. Louis 3, Dallas 2 Game 2: Dallas 4, St. Louis 2 Monday: St. Louis 4, Dallas 3 Wednesday: at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Friday: at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m. x-Sunday: at Dallas, TBD x-May 7: at St. Louis, TBD

SAN JOSE 1, COLORADO 1 Game 1: San Jose 5, Colorado 2 Game 2: Colorado 4, San Jose 3 Today: at Colorado, 9 p.m. Thursday: at Colorado, 9 p.m. Saturday: at San Jose, TBD x-May 6: at Colorado, TBD x-May 8: at San Jose, TBD

STAT OF THE DAY

4

The Hurricanes have won four straight playoff games, marking their second-longest playoff win streak in franchise history.

AROUND THE NBA

Williams hangs it up after 50-plus years ORLANDO, Fla. — Pat Williams, who will turn 79 on Friday, has been in the NBA for more than 50 years. But the co-founder of the Magic announced his official retirement as the Orlando’s senior vice president on Monday. A former college baseball player, he actually started his sports management career as a minor league baseball executive, but jumped to the NBA as the Philadelphia 76ers’ business manager in 1968. He would go on to become general manager with the 76ers, the Chicago Bulls, the Atlanta Hawks and the Magic. He served as the Magic’s first GM from the inaugural season in 1989 until 1996, when he became the senior vice president. Williams isn’t just the father of the Orlando Magic, he is the father of 19 children — 14 of whom he and his wife Ruth adopted from foreign countries. He is also the author of more than 100 books, has run 58 marathons and is a survivor of multiple myeloma — a serious form of bone-marrow cancer. BRIEFLY ROCKETS: Guard Chris Paul was fined $35,000 by the NBA for making contact with an official with 4.4 seconds left in Houston’s 104100 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.

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76ers forward James Ennis draws an offensive foul on Raptors forward Pascal Siakam, who ran him over en route to the basket during the teams’ Eastern Conference second-round game Monday night in Toronto. ball over, Danny Green missed a potential tying 3-pointer, and Philadelphia’s Tobias Harris came up with the rebound, his 11th. Harris was fouled and sealed it with two free throws with 3.9 seconds left. “We got lucky there at the end,” Brown said. Nuggets 121, Trail Blazers 113: Nikola Jokic scored 37 points and the Nuggets withstood Damian Lillard’s 39-point effort

and Enes Kanter’s strong return to Portland’s lineup in a win over the well-rested Trail Blazers in the opener of their secondround playoff series Monday night. Lillard, who struck for 50 points, including a 37-footer at the buzzer to oust Oklahoma City in five games, missed 8 of 12 3-point attempts and Gary Harris blocked his 3 from behind in the closing minute to keep the Trail Blazers from closing in.

SPURS: Gregg Popovich revealed Monday he is negotiating a new deal with San Antonio after the coach’s contract expires this season. Popovich, who has led the team to the playoffs for 22 straight seasons, has 1,245 wins in his 23 seasons, third-most in NBA history behind Don Nelson and Lenny Wilkens, and is one of five coaches to win five NBA championships. THUNDER: Oklahoma City GM Sam Presti said Monday the team plans to keep coach Billy Donovan for a fifth year, despite a third consecutive first-round playoff exit. Oklahoma City has reached the playoffs in each of Donovan’s four years with the team. — Wire reports


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Burroughs senior Wang completes whirlwind stretch with district title BY STEVE OVERBEY

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It was only fitting. Just hours after making the biggest decision of his young life, John Burroughs senior Ethan Wang turned in the biggest outing of his golf career. Wang fired a career-best 1-over-par 73 to grab medalist honors in the Class 3 District 2 Tournament on Monday at Quail Creek Golf Club. Lutheran South, led by brothers Elijah Shirley (74) and Zach Shirley (76) and freshman Andrew Hennen (75), claimed the team title with a four-player score of 309. Burroughs was second at 317. Wang’s round of a lifetime capped off a whirlwind four-day stretch. He spent the weekend in Boston, touring the campus of Harvard University. Notably impressed, he decided late Sunday night that he would attend Harvard after previous visits to Princeton and Oxford University in England. The decision was an agonizing one, but one that Wang feels is the right move. “Very confident that that’s where my future will be,” Wang said. Wang did not pick up a golf club in the three days prior to district play, choosing to focus on his college choice. A sense of pride and relief engulfed him as he teed off late Monday morning. “It had been gnawing in the back of my mind for a long time,” Wang said. “I feel relaxed now. I don’t have so many things to worry about.” Burroughs coach Tim Begley said Wang appeared cool and confident. “Obviously, his mind was in a good place,” Begley said. “Kudos to him for

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John Burroughs senior Ethan Wang follows through on his tee shot during the Class 3 District 2 tournament on Monday at Quail Creek Golf Club. stepping up and taking care of business today.” Wang is a giant in the classroom. He scored a perfect 36 on his ACT test and can’t remember the last time he got a “B,” in any course. “A few A-minuses,” he noted. Wang has kicked his game into high gear at the perfect time. The district title was the first major tournament win of his four-year high school career. “It doesn’t surprise me that he put it all together today,” Begley said. “He’s been an under-the-radar player for a while.” The 18-year-old turned in a consistent performance with just one bogey and one double bogey. He drilled a 20-foot putt on the 17th hole for his lone par of the round. “I still left a few shots out there, my putting wasn’t that good,” said Wang, who finished 12th at state last season and 30th as a sophomore. Wang says it is likely that he will not play golf in college. He plans on majoring in biomedical engineering. So, it is quite possible that he will be turning in the sticks, at least on a competitive level, in the next few weeks. It will make next week’s sectional tournament in Farmington and the state tournament at Columbia Country Club even more

important. “You always want to go out playing your best,” Wang said. “I hope I can keep going that.” Elijah Shirley, a sophomore, turned in an impressive round for the Lancers. He had a chance to tie for the title, but came up short on a 12-foot putt on the 18th. hole. Wang finished four shots ahead of senior Zach Shirley, who was fourth with a 76. The two have had a friendly rivalry the past four years, one that has been dominated by the older Shirley — until Monday. “Great guy, I love playing with him,” Zach Shirley said of Wang. “We have full-on conversations after most shots. We’ll joke with each here and there — try to get in each others heads.” Zach Shirley, who finished fourth at state last season, said his game was a little off. “I need to get to the range to tighten things up,” Zach Shirley said. “My swing didn’t feel right. I was definitely battling it.” Lutheran South also used an impressive 3-under 75 from freshman Andrew Hennen to run away with the team crown. The top two teams and the top 15 individuals not associated with a qualifying team advanced to sectional play next Monday at Crowne Point Golf Course in Farmington.

TUESDAY’S SCHEDULE BASEBALL McCluer S-Berkeley (1-5) at Hazelwood East (5-1), 4 p.m. Affton (1-12) at Hazelwood Central (6-8), 4 p.m. Wood River (7-16) at ME Lutheran (4-7), 4 p.m. Valley Park (14-5) at Crossroads (0-7), 4 p.m. Gateway Science (0-1) vs. Metro (7-4), 4 p.m. Warrenton (7-11) at Union (9-8), 4 p.m. Troy (14-6) at Francis Howell (14-13), 4:15 p.m. Bayless (9-10) at Whitfield (5-5), 4:15 p.m. McCluer North (8-11) at Parkway North (14-8), 4:15 p.m. Northwest-CH (5-12) at Fox (9-5), 4:15 p.m. Westminster (21-3) at Lutheran North (0-15), 4:15 p.m. Fort Zumwalt West (16-9-1) at Holt (6-13), 4:15 p.m. Liberty (12-4) at Marquette (13-7), 4:15 p.m. Trinity (9-6) at Luth. St. Charles (15-8), 4:15 p.m. Seckman (15-8) at Summit (18-4), 4:15 p.m. Oakville (7-12) at Kirkwood (11-3), 4:15 p.m. Lindbergh (10-9) at Mehlville (6-9), 4:15 p.m. Ritenour (0-11) at Webster Groves (10-9), 4:15 p.m. McCluer (7-4) at Normandy (1-4), 4:15 p.m. St. Charles (6-12) at Fort Zumwalt East (8-10), 4:15 p.m. Parkway Central (5-17) at HW West (6-11), 4:15 p.m. FH North (7-14) at FH Central (10-8), 4:15 p.m. Jennings (4-5) at Riverview Gardens (0-6), 4:15 p.m. Duchesne (7-14) at Orchard Farm (9-9), 4:15 p.m. New Haven (2-10) at Sullivan (11-5), 4:30 p.m. O’Fallon (15-7) at Belleville East (13-9), 4:30 p.m. Burroughs (5-8) at Lutheran South (16-8), 4:30 p.m. Collinsville (9-10) at East St. Louis (1-10), 4:30 p.m. Herculaneum (7-8-1) at St. Clair (7-10), 4:30 p.m. Cahokia (2-8) at Centralia (Ill.) (1-15), 4:30 p.m. Wesclin (10-12) at Carlyle (6-15), 4:30 p.m. Belleville West (16-4) at Edwardsville (19-3), 4:30 p.m. Valmeyer (12-14) at Marissa (2-9), 4:30 p.m. Salem (2-13) at Columbia (17-4), 4:30 p.m. Roxana (7-12) at Vandalia (2-2), 4:30 p.m. Piasa Southwestern (7-16) at Gillespie (8-9), 4:30 p.m. Edinburg at Mount Olive (1-5), 4:30 p.m. Lebanon (0-9) at Red Bud (10-11), 4:30 p.m. Hillsboro (8-3) at Windsor (13-6), 4:30 p.m. Lafayette (14-3) at Timberland (12-6), 4:30 p.m. St. Paul Lutheran (0-2) at Grandview (1-10), 4:30 p.m. Althoff (8-9) at Marion (15-3), 4:30 p.m. Freeburg (12-10) at Breese Central (8-17), 4:30 p.m. Priory (10-8) at MICDS (10-8), 4:30 p.m. Pacific (4-10) at Cuba (0-1), 4:30 p.m. Borgia (14-6) at Hermann (10-8), 4:30 p.m. Chaminade (16-6) at Vianney (18-8), 4:30 p.m. Carbondale (7-2) at Mount Vernon (11-4), 4:30 p.m. Litchfield (3-8) at Staunton (10-5), 4:30 p.m. Okawville (8-10) at Mater Dei (13-8), 4:30 p.m. Dupo (4-10) at New Athens (11-9), 4:30 p.m. FZ South (15-7) at Washington (7-10), 4:30 p.m. Hillsboro, Ill. (4-3) at Greenville (12-3), 4:30 p.m. Carlinville (9-2) at Pana (1-2), 5 p.m. Wood River (7-16) at ME Lutheran (4-7), 6 p.m. Valley Park (14-5) at Crossroads (0-7), 6 p.m. Ladue (8-3) vs. Pattonville (5-14), at BMAC, 6 p.m. Cahokia (2-8) at Centralia (Ill.) (1-15), 6:30 p.m. CBC (14-6) at St. Louis U. High (13-7), 7 p.m. SOFTBALL Triad (14-5) at ME Lutheran (1-3), 4:15 p.m. Edwardsville (15-3) at Alton (16-6), 4:30 p.m. Valmeyer (2-11) at Marissa (9-4), 4:30 p.m. Piasa Southwestern (12-1) at Gillespie (11-7), 4:30 p.m. Lebanon (6-11) at Red Bud (10-10), 4:30 p.m. Vandalia (0-1) at Roxana (9-13), 4:30 p.m.

Jerseyville (16-9) at Brussels (0-11), 4:30 p.m. Carbondale (9-4) at Mount Vernon (4-3), 4:30 p.m. Wesclin (7-13) at Carlyle (4-7), 4:30 p.m. Dupo (12-5) at New Athens (9-10), 4:30 p.m. Belleville West (9-6) at Collinsville (7-11), 4:30 p.m. Belleville East (13-11) at Granite City (4-12), 4:30 p.m. Salem (4-5) at Columbia (15-5), 4:30 p.m. Odin (0-1) at Okawville (1-19), 4:30 p.m. Litchfield (1-9) at Staunton (6-8), 4:30 p.m. Marion (12-3) at Althoff (2-11), 4:30 p.m. Freeburg (11-7) at Breese Central (14-5), 4:30 p.m. East St. Louis (0-8) at O’Fallon (13-7), 4:30 p.m. Hillsboro, Ill. (4-1) at Greenville (0-8), 4:30 p.m. Carlinville (3-5) at Pana (1-0), 5 p.m. East St. Louis (0-8) at O’Fallon (13-7), 6 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER RITENOUR TOURNAMENT Crossover McCluer North (11-4) vs. Ritenour (3-9), 4 p.m. Black Pool Luth. South (6-8) vs. Luth. North (1-12), 5:30 p.m. NON-TOURNAMENT GAMES Maplewood-RH (9-4-2) at Valley Park (10-6), 3:30 p.m. Brentwood (4-6) at Bayless (3-8-1), 4 p.m. University City (9-6) at McCluer (5-2-2), 4 p.m. Hazelwood East (3-5) at Normandy (0-2), 4 p.m. Troy (6-10-1) at FH North (6-8), 4 p.m. Crossroads (6-4) at Hancock (5-8-1), 4 p.m. Cor Jesu (7-7) at Ursuline (4-11-3), 4 p.m. Carlinville (11-3-3) at North Mac (0-2), 4 p.m. Visitation (10-3) at Nerinx Hall (9-3-2), 4 p.m. Civic Memorial (10-9-2) at Highland (5-101), 4:15 p.m. Hazelwood Central (4-8-2) at Whitfield (1-7), 4:15 p.m. Pattonville (13-5-1) at MICDS (3-8), 4:15 p.m. Staunton (5-9) at Hillsboro, Ill. (5-4-1), 4:30 p.m. Wood River (3-12) at Jennings (2-5), 4:30 p.m. Wesclin (16-4) at Breese Central (7-7-1), 4:30 p.m. Roxana (7-10-1) at Pana (3-1), 4:30 p.m. O’Fallon (10-6-2) at Gibault (8-7-3), 5 p.m. Gillespie (2-10) at Litchfield (6-4), 5 p.m. Sullivan (8-8-1) at Belle (0-1-1), 5 p.m. Trinity (9-4) at Luth. St. Charles (14-6), 5 p.m. St. Clair (8-7-1) at Owensville (6-4), 5 p.m. Jerseyville (7-9) at Carlinville (11-3-3), 5 p.m. FH Central (9-7) at FZ West (12-4-1), 5:30 p.m. Mascoutah (9-7-1) at Waterloo (11-3-3), 5:30 p.m. Warrenton (5-11) at Winfield (5-10-3), 5:45 p.m. FZ East (2-12) at FZ South (10-5-1), 6 p.m. Parkway South (6-13) at Mehlville (8-4-1), 6 p.m. Salem (0-5) at Columbia (18-2-1), 6 p.m. Seckman (8-4-1) at Northwest-CH (10-7-2), 6 p.m. Francis Howell (8-5-1) at Holt (13-4-1), 6 p.m. Timberland (11-2) at Fort Zumwalt North (8-7), 6 p.m. Fox (6-9) at Parkway Central (2-15), 6 p.m. Notre Dame (15-2-1) at St. Dominic (18-1-1), 6 p.m. Murphysboro (6-2-1) at Althoff (15-4-1), 6 p.m. Washington (12-6) at Liberty (6-7-1), 6:30 p.m. Triad (11-3-1) at Collinsville (7-8-1), 6:30 p.m. Alton Marquette (7-10-1) at Granite City (8-5-3), 6:30 p.m. Hillsboro (10-6-1) at De Soto (2-13-2), 6:30 p.m. Duchesne (6-7) at DuBourg (4-8-1), 6:45 p.m. O’Fallon Christian (3-11) at Rosati-Kain (11-6), 6:45 p.m. Parkway West (12-1) at Ladue (9-10), 7 p.m. BOYS VOLLEYBALL Belleville West (5-7) at Belleville East (7-8), 4:30 p.m. Fort Zumwalt West (14-8-1) at FH North (16-8-3), 5 p.m.

Chaminade (17-3) at De Smet (12-6), 5 p.m. Borgia (11-5-1) at Luth. St. Charles (5-19), 5 p.m. St. Dominic (11-7) at DuBourg (9-9), 5 p.m. FZ East (0-16) at FZ South (9-10-1), 5 p.m. Vianney (19-3) at Parkway Central (6-12-2), 5:30 p.m. Mehlville (17-3) at Parkway South (10-8-2), 5:30 p.m. Seckman (4-13) at Marquette (16-7), 5:30 p.m. Kirkwood (15-9) at Lindbergh (12-10-1), 5:30 p.m. Eureka (3-18) at Oakville (1-13), 5:30 p.m. Cape Notre Dame (10-8) at Affton (10-10-2), 5:30 p.m. O’Fallon (16-5) at Alton (1-13), 5:45 p.m. Northwest-CH (9-8) at Lafayette (17-8), 5:45 p.m. ME Lutheran (10-6-1) at Edwardsville (13-8), 6 p.m. Francis Howell (5-9-1) at FH Central (15-12), 6 p.m. BOYS LACROSSE Lindbergh (9-5) at Hazelwood Central (1-6), 5 p.m. Priory (11-4) at John Burroughs (6-5), 5:30 p.m. Ladue (4-5) at O’Fallon (6-4), 7 p.m. Fox (1-9) at Clayton (4-6), 7 p.m. Webster Groves (3-9) at Parkway West (5-5), 7 p.m. Lafayette (5-7) at CBC (4-8), 7 p.m. Westminster (7-6) at Francis Howell (3-5), 7:30 p.m. MICDS (12-1) at Eureka (14-3), 8 p.m. GIRLS LACROSSE Hazelwood East (0-5) at Hazelwood Central (1-8), 4 p.m. Parkway Central (9-2) at Incarnate Word (7-7), 4:15 p.m. Eureka (6-4) at St. Dominic (2-7), 4:30 p.m. Holt (2-6) at Webster Groves (5-5), 5 p.m. Northwest-CH (1-9) at Ladue (4-5), 5:30 p.m. Summit (12-0) at Francis Howell (8-4), 5:45 p.m. Ursuline (2-4) at Belleville Twsp. (4-5), 7:30 p.m. BOYS TENNIS JCAA TOURNAMENT At Windsor (Imperial), 3 p.m. Teams: Crystal City, De Soto, Festus, Windsor, 3 p.m. WEBSTER DOUBLES TOURNAMENT Teams: Oakville, Webster Groves, 4 p.m. DUALS Troy Buchanan at Timberland, 3 p.m. McCluer North at University City, 3:30 p.m. Alton at Belleville East, 3:30 p.m. Belleville West at Collinsville, 3:30 p.m. Civic Memorial at Granite City, 4 p.m. Metro vs. Lutheran North at Forestwood Park, 4 p.m. Roxana at Jerseyville, 4 p.m. Vianney at Duchesne, 4 p.m. Francis Howell Central at Kirkwood, 4 p.m. Clayton at Parkway Central, 4:15 p.m. Lutheran South at MICDS, 4:15 p.m. Marquette at Lafayette, 4:30 p.m. Highland at Effingham St. Anthony, 4:30 p.m. BOYS GOLF CLASS 2 DISTRICT 2 TOURNAMENT At Randle-Hinkle Golf Course, 9 a.m. Teams: Ava, Cuba, Dixon, Houston, Licking, Mountain Grove, Mountain View-Liberty, St. James, Steelville, Missouri, Willow Springs CLASS 2 DISTRICT 5 TOURNAMENT At The Falls, 9:30 a.m. Teams: Belle, Duchesne, Herculaneum, Linn, Lutheran St. Charles, Maplewood-RH, O’Fallon Christian, Trinity, Valley Park, Whitfield WATER POLO Pattonville (2-20) at Chaminade (5-8), 4:30 p.m. MICDS (13-3) at Parkway Central (8-20), 4:30 p.m. Mehlville (0-8) at Eureka (0-9), 4:30 p.m. John Burroughs (8-10) at Summit (11-10), 5:30 p.m. Lafayette (11-20) at Kirkwood (9-13), 6 p.m. TRACK AND FIELD AAA CONFERENCE MEET At O’Fallon Christian Teams: O’Fallon Christian, 1:30 p.m. SOUTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE MEET At Hillsboro, Illinois Teams: Carlinville, Gillespie, Greenville, Hillsboro, Illinois, Litchfield, Pana, Piasa Southwestern, Roxana, Staunton, Vandalia, 2 p.m. SOUTH SEVEN CONFERENCE MEET At Marion Teams: Althoff, Cahokia, Carbondale, Centralia, Illinois, Marion, Mount Vernon, Illinois, 3 p.m.

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MONDAY’S RESULTS GOLF CLASS 4 DISTRICT 1 TOURNAMENT At Crown Pointe, par 72 Team totals: 1. Jackson 294, 2. Vianney 314, 3. Lindbergh 335, 4. Oakville 339, 5. Summit 355, 6. Fox 356, 7. Mehlville 378, 8. Poplar Bluff 386, 9. Northwest Cedar Hill 396, 10. Seckman 405 Medalist: Case Englehart, Jackson, 70 Sectional-qualifying teams Jackson: 1. Case Englehart, 70; 2. Carsen Silliman, 74; 2. Jaden Hightower, 74; 6. Tanner Walton, 76; 16. Seth Waters, 86 Vianney: 2. Jon Huber, 74; 9. Patrick Ringwald, 78; 11. J.T. Mossinghoff, 80; 13. Josh Kleiheider, 82; 17. Gabe Ducey, 87 Sectional-qualifying individuals Lindbergh: 5. Thomas Heisner, 75; 10. Blake Dangos, 79; 15. Josh Hayes, 85 Oakville: 6. Oliver Right, 76; 17. Jim Drennan, 87; 22. Travis Herrick, 88; 22. Andrew Ellis, 88 Summit: 17. Jake Pupillo, 87; 17. Zack Martin, 87; 17. Ethan Walters, 87 Fox: 6. Jack Weis, 76; 14. Dylan Kriska, 83 Mehlville: 11. Connor Eschman, 80; 25. Zach Klevorrn, 89 Poplar Bluff: 22. Alex Wiseman, 88; 25. Dylan Pierce, 89 Others Lindbergh: 31. Adam Bell, 96; 34. Curt Arends, 97 Oakville: 28. Sean Keusenkothen, 91 Summit: 29. Kyle Stilwell, 94; 31. Ben Coughlin, 96 Fox: 35. Trent Shaver, 98; 37. John Basler, 99; 39. Joel Weis, 103 Mehlville: 37. Clay Geile, 99; 48. Zach Mueller, 110; 50. John Emelko, 134 Poplar Bluff: 40. Keaton Carr, 104; 42. Ian Martinez, 105; 45. Jack Pierce, 107 Northwest Cedar Hill: 27. Tyler Layton, 90; 30. Ryan Manson, 95; 42. Jake Schlereth, 105; 44. Braden Snell, 106; 49. Trey Davis, 113 Seckman: 31. Parker Winkelmann, 96; 35. Brayden Bernstein, 98; 40. Zaiden Sarver, 104; 45. Matt Weinrich, 107; 47. Presley Clark, 108; CLASS 4 DISTRICT 2 TOURNAMENT At Quail Creek, par 72 Team totals: 1. Chaminade 314, 2. SLUH 319, 3. CBC 321, 4. De Smet 326, 5. Webster Groves 338, 6. Kirkwood 357, 7. Ladue 360, 8. Pattonville 380 Medalist: Ian Blome, CBC, 72 Sectional-qualifying teams Chaminade: 3. Michael Bugyis, 77; 6. Zach Walsh, 78; 6. Ryan Walsh, 78; 8. Cooper Benedict, 81; 10. Josh Heidenry, 82 SLUH: 3. Jonathan Turner, 77; 3. Grant Sussman, 77; 10. Parker Leavitt, 82; 13. Ray Winter, 83; 17. Joey Perotti, 84 Sectional-qualifying individuals CBC: 1. Ian Blome, 72; 10. Owen Henken, 82; 13. Christian Ponce, 83; 17. Drew Barclay, 84; 24. Andrew Muth, 87 De Smet: 2. Thomas Bourke, 73; 13. Blake Skornia, 83; 17. Joe Wichlenski, 84; 23. Brennan Dolnick, 86 Webster Groves: 8. Max Boland, 81; 13. Drew Schwager, 83; 17. Will Ireland, 84 Kirkwood: 21. Hunter Bickel, 85; 24. Joe Avery, 87 Ladue: 21. Hadley Kramer, 85 Others De Smet: 26. Tyler Dawson, 88 Webster Groves: 27. Ivo Gomez de Segura, 90; 38. Dean Schwager, 98 Kirkwood: 27. Andrew Herweck, 90; 35. Ferrell Yoviene, 95; 36. Spencer Kates, 96 Ladue: 27. Will Park, 90; 32. Aryaman Dahiya, 92; 33. Adam Poger, 93; 37. Akash Upadhyay, 97 Pattonville: 27. Aaron Caldwell, 90; 31. Andrew Masters, 91; 33. Kyle Campbell, 93; 39. Aidan Stowers, 106; 40. DJ Maciocia, 121 McCluer North: 41. Noah Frank, 129; 42. Chris Teague, 150 Ritenour: 43. Devine Adelman, 171 CLASS 4 DISTRICT 3 TOURNAMENT At Forest Hills, par 72 Team totals: 1. Marquette 301, 2. Lafayette 317, 3. Francis Howell 344, 3. Parkway Central 344, 5. Parkway South 350, 6. Eureka 370, 7. Francis Howell Central 377, 8. Francis Howell North 398, 9. Parkway West 408, 10. Fort Zumwalt East 432 Medalist: Tyler Linenbroker, Marquette, 70 Sectional-qualifying teams Marquette: 1. Tyler Linenbroker, 70; 2. Chris Kreh, 74; 5. Blake Mazzola, 76; 6. Jack Cronin, 82 Lafayette: 3. Max Kreikemeier, 75; 3. Trip Sanfelippo, 75; 6. Colin Flowers, 82; 10. Geoff Ladue, 85; 18. Carter Przbylski, 88 Sectional-qualifying individuals Francis Howell: 8. Kirk Brewster, 84; 12. Quinn Hoenig, 86; 12. Blake Derleth, 86; 18. Cole Prager, 88 Parkway Central: 8. Deuce Harris, 84; 12. James Sherstoff, 86; 12. Gabe Lentin, 86; 18. Michael Carroll, 88 Parkway South: 12. Patinon Charoenit, 86; 18. Andrew Meyers, 88; 18. Simon Krikke, 88; 18. Carson Kleine, 88 Eureka: 10. Drew Steffan, 85 Francis Howell Central: 12. Sam Emerick, 86; 18. Marcus Falcomata, 88 Others Francis Howell: 38. Dom Steeno, 105 Parkway Central: 8. Deuce Harris, 84; 12. James Sherstoff, 86; 12. Gabe Lentin, 86; 18. Michael Carroll, 88 Parkway South: 25. Paul Dannegger, 89 Eureka: 26. Bryce Phillips, 90; 27. Briggs Zaun, 93; 34. Nick Helien, 102; 34. Anthony Regnier, 102 Francis Howell Central: 27. Will Coleman, 93; 43. Andrew Lippincott, 110; 44. Chris Herman, 111 Francis Howell North: 30. Zach Askew, 96; 30. Joey Key, 96; 34. Adam Shine, 102; 37. Max Ising, 104; 48. Trent Johnson, 127 Parkway West: 27. Jonny Yazdi, 93; 33. Will Bias, 100; 40. Connor Zensen, 106; 42. Joe Newman, 109; 46. Mikey Joyce, 115 Fort Zumwalt East: 32. Trent Pringle, 99; 38. Sam Buemer, 105; 45. Jake Myers, 113; 46. Justin Goeke, 115; 49. Cade Myers, 130 CLASS 4 DISTRICT 4 TOURNAMENT At The Falls, par 72 Team totals: 1. Troy Buchanan 316, 2. Fort Zumwalt West 317, 3. Liberty (Wentzville) 326, 4. Fort Zumwalt South 336, 5. Timberland 338, 6. Hickman 349, 7. Battle 362, 8. Holt 364, 9. Fort Zumwalt North 384 Medalist: Blake Heimburger, Holt, 69 Sectional-qualifying teams Troy Buchanan: 3. Griffin St. Pierre, 74; 6. Chase Colbert, 79; 13. Adam Sachs, 81; 26. Henrick Reiss, 87; 28. Brendan Deters, 89 Fort Zumwalt West: 2. Braden Hoisington, 73; 9. Max Sigman, 80; 13. Joel Bacot, 81; 16. Chase Rasmussen, 83; 22. Michael Fischer, 86 Sectional-qualifying individuals Liberty: 9. Hyatt Hines, 80; 9. Ro Razavi, 80; 13. Sam Scognamiglio, 81; 18. Sam Schreiner, 85 Fort Zumwalt South: 9. Nick Hoven, 80; 17. Joey Friedel, 84; 22. Kenny Hennessey, 86; 22. Sam Watson, 86; 26. Evan LaPosha, 87 Timberland: 5. Hunter Niles, 77; 18. Caleb Wickman, 85; 22. Mitchell Post, 86 Hickman: 3. Jackson Kreisman, 74; 18. Joe DeVoy, 85 Battle: 6. Tanner Richardson, 79; 18. Cole Deppe, 85 Holt: 1. Blake Heimburger, 69 Fort Zumwalt North: 6. Kyle Saake, 79 Washington: 29. Brennan Struberg, 90 Others Liberty: 34. Ian Herling, 96 Timberland: 29. Nick Pokorney, 91; 47. Jacob Estrel, 121 Hickman: 32. Joe Breen, 94; 34. Logan Pescaglia, 96; 36. Garrison Fisher, 98 Battle: 31. Clay Harrison, 93; 42. Cody Koebel, 105; 46. Hayden Kean, 119 Holt: 32. Bryce McQuerrey, 94; 38. Sam Moore, 100; 39. Trent Matheney, 101; 41. Kaden France, 102 Fort Zumwalt North: 36. Nate Rapplean, 98; 39. Logan Tripamer, 101; 44. Gage Flores, 106; 45. Edison Briney, 109 Washington: 42. Alexander Nettell, 105 CLASS 3 DISTRICT 2 TOURNAMENT At Quail Creek, par 72 Team totals: 1. Lutheran South 309, 2. John Burroughs 317, 3. Clayton 366, 4. Festus 413, 5. Hillsboro 434, 6. Potosi 446, 7. Windsor (Imperial) 457, 8. St. Mary’s 459 Medalist: Ethan Wang, John Burroughs, 73 Sectional-qualifying teams Lutheran South: 2. Elijah Shirley, 74; 3. Andy Hennen, 75; 4. Zach Shirley, 76; 9. Jack Anderson, 84; 13. Patrick Myers, 90 John Burroughs: 1. Ethan Wang, 73; 6. Dylan Meyer, 81; 6. Thorton Walker, 81; 8. Beecher Baldwin, 82; 10. Ben Cummings, 86 Sectional-qualifying individuals Clayton: 5. David Cramer, 78; 12. Eitan Fredman, 89; 15. Michael Bernard, 95; 21. Trace Carroll, 104; 21. Nolan Waites, 104 Festus: 17. Grant Flotron, 99; 19. Isaac Stucke, 102; 20. Collin Weinhaus, 103 Hillsboro: 17. Frank Tello, 99; 23. Werner Finder, 106 Potosi: 16. Peyton Larimore, 96; 23. Dominic Pickett, 106 St. Mary’s: 23. Josh Andrews, 106 Affton: 11. Ricky Klein, 87 De Soto: 14. Ethan McClinton, 93 Others Festus: 26. Cole Rickermann, 109; 29. Nathan Bohn, 112 Hillsboro: 29. Jack Politte, 112; 33. Elijah Rogers, 117; 41. Mason Watkins, 124 Potosi: 39. Kyle Boyer, 122; 39. Dylan Wigger, 122; 43. Nathan Warren, 135 Windsor: 26. Ian Phares, 109; 26. Nick Oliver, 109; 34. Zach Gerleman, 119; 37. Drew Wallace, 120; 41. Aaron Harrison, 124 St. Mary’s: 32. Will Hannibal, 113; 34. Caleb Dill, 119; 38. Kamren Schmidt, 121; 44. Chris Zundel, 139 Affton: 29. Matthew Lanemann, 112; 45. Chase Anderson, 149 De Soto: 34. Jacob Pruneau, 119 CLASS 3 DISTRICT 3 TOURNAMENT At Franklin County, par 71

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CLASS 4 DISTRICT 2 TOURNAMENT

CBC’s Ian Blome watches his tee shot during the Class 4 District 2 tournament on Monday at Quail Creek Golf Club. Blome won medalist honors. Please see story and photos on STLhighschoolsports.com. Team totals: 1. Westminster 315, 2. Priory 316, 3. Borgia 319, 4. Rolla 334, 5. Sullivan 352, 6. Union 383, 7. St. Clair 384, 8. Pacific 422, 9. Salem 451 Medalist: Peter Weaver, Priory, 72 Sectional-qualifying teams Westminster: 5. Jack Wooldridge, 77; 7. Lane Davis, 78; 7. Cole Willyard, 78; 15. Ben Parres, 82; 15. Luke Burkey, 82 Priory: 1. Peter Weaver, 72; 5. Gulshan Kodwani, 77; 11. Alex Garza, 81; 20. Nick Seifried, 86; 25. Will Sandifer, 93 Sectional-qualifying individuals Borgia: 2. Zach Unnerstall, 73; 11. Mark Maguire, 81; 11. Clayton Swartz, 81; 17. Will Warden, 84; 18. Brady Linz, 85 Rolla: 9. Jeriah Jordan, 79; 11. Evan Colench, 81; 18. Evan Moore, 85; 22. Jack Gesualdi, 89 Sullivan: 10. Cody McKinney, 80; 21. Jacob Andreasson, 88; 22. Kaleb White, 89 Union: 3. Garrett Klenke, 75; 24. Jacob Towell, 92 St. Clair: 4. Justin Hoffman, 76 Others Rolla: 25. Nate Pulliam, 93 Sullivan: 27. Jordan Woodcock, 95; 31. Tanner Jackson, 99 Union: 33. Hunter Grafrath, 104; 39. Devin Gaither, 112; 40. Trevor Baker, 113 St. Clair: 32. Calvin Juergens, 100; 33. Brandon Gallegos, 104; 33. Ryan Bozada, 104; 37. Ethan Talleur, 110 Pacific: 28. Jared Hootman, 96; 29. Gage Crowell, 97; 36. Gavin Bukowsky, 107; 42. Devin Casey, 122; 46. Jay Anding, 133 Salem: 30. Nicholas Holliday, 98; 37. Justin Rusk, 110; 41. Jordan Sanders, 116; 45. Sean Graham, 127; 48. Justin Graham, 143 Owensville: 43. Hunter Hutchinson, 123; 44. Blaine Reed, 124; 47. Gage Barnett, 139 CLASS 3 DISTRICT 4 TOURNAMENT At Links at Dardenne, par 72 Team totals: 1. St. Charles 315 (won on fifth-player tiebreaker), 2. MICDS 315, 3. Warrenton 326, 4. Parkway North 332, 5. St. Dominic 344, 6. St. Charles West 353, 7. Hannibal 367, 8. University City 372, 9. Orchard Farm 396, 10. Mexico 422 Medalist: Will Gould, St. Charles, 73 Sectional-qualifying teams St. Charles: 1. Will Gould, 73; 5. Josh Hooper, 77; 8. Ben Bohr, 81; 17. Nicklas Johnston, 84; 22. Cameron Teson, 87 MICDS: 2. Sam Hanser, 74; 4. Henry Mikula, 76; 11. Cal Barton, 82; 15. Jeff Desloge, 83; 32. Zak Mitra, 93 Sectional-qualifying individuals Warrenton: 6. Brenden Day, 80; 6. Travis Toebben, 80; 11. Kole Hammerberg, 82; 17. Shane Brosenne, 84 Parkway North: 3. Rowan Linhardt, 75; 11. David Schilp, 82; 19. Kunj Patel, 85 St. Dominic: 8. Joey Fuchs, 81; 19. Tony Povich, 85; 24. Kyle Kelley, 89; 24. Sam Povich, 89; 24. Bryce Kelley, 89 St. Charles West: 8. Brett Hash, 81; 21. Mitch Smith, 86 Hannibal: 37. Courtland Watson, 96; 43. Gabe Keesey, 102; 47. Cameron Neisen, 113 University City: 15. Elijah Ballard, 83 Others Warrenton: 29. Gavin Prior, 92 Parkway North: 27. Colin Barge, 90; 32. Jordan Charles, 93 St. Charles West: 29. Ben Scheve, 92; 35. Jack Buehler, 94; 35. Brayden Foust, 94 Hannibal: 37. Courtland Watson, 96; 43. Gabe Keesey, 102; 47. Cameron Neisen, 113; University City: 29. Ben Shostak, 92; 38. Aidan Shostak, 97; 40. Kayden Faddis, 100; 44. Brooks Carico, 109 Orchard Farm: 28. Devin Lindhoff, 91; 32. Kyle Prinster, 93; 40. Jackson Arnold , 100; 46. Daniel DeGiulio, 112; 49. Ben Martin, 119; Mexico: 38. Mason Carver, 97; 42. Gage Gilmore, 101; 44. Grant Qualls, 109; 48. David Koons, 115; 50. Mason Lower, 121; CLASS 2 DISTRICT 1 TOURNAMENT At Kennett Country Club, par 72 Team totals: 1. Kennett 346, 2. Saxony Lutheran 394, 3. St. Pius X 436, 4. New Madrid County Central 444, 5. Doniphan 460, 6. Arcadia Valley 488 Medalist: Jack McHaney, Kennett, 82 Sectional-qualifying teams Kennett: 1. Jack McHaney, 82; 2. Joe Wilson, 86; 3. Jonathan Jain, 87; 4. Hayden Faulkner, 91; 5. Will Johnson, 92 Saxony Lutheran: 5. Matthew Babcock, 92; 7. Olivia Voelker, 94; 10. Austin Mueller, 102; 13. Daniel Doty, 106; 29. Abby Ruehling, 117 Area sectional-qualifying individuals St. Pius X: 9. John Herrell, 95; 16. Colten Richey, 110; 24. Jayda Eggemeyer, 115 Other area individuals St. Pius X: 26. Payton Baker, 116; 37. Jack O’Connor, 129 CLASS 2 DISTRICT 6 TOURNAMENT At Innsbrook, par 70 Team totals: 1. Tolton 319, 2. Missouri Military Academy 364, 3. Southern Boone 396, 4. Montgomery County 398, 5. Bowling Green 476, 6. North Callaway 491 Medalist: Thomas Henson, Hermann, 70 Sectional-qualifying teams Tolton: 2. Joseph Fallis, 73; 3. Christian Rischer, 77; 5. Parker Hartman, 82; 9. Ryan Theede, 87; 18. Luke Donner, 106 Missouri Military Academy: 7. Zane Jewell, 85; 7. Gunner Stugart, 85; 11. Leone Peralta, 95; 13. Luke McKean, 99; 29. Alphoso Zarco, 130 Area sectional-qualifying individuals Hermann: 1. Thomas Henson, 70; 20. Brendon Leibach, 109 Wright City: 12. Matt Dunning, 98 Other area individuals Hermann: 32. Woody Heldt, 134 Winfield: 26. Tyler Lawrence, 116; 31. Chase Riley, 133; 37. Rayden Hudson, 145 Wright City: 24. Anton Krueger, 114; 36. Bradin Nadler, 144 CLASS 1 DISTRICT 5 TOURNAMENT At LA Nickell, par 70 Team totals: 1. Van-Far 331, 2. Paris 375, 3. Silex 393, 4. Clopton 422, 5. Harrisburg, Missouri 424, 6. Sturgeon 443, 7. Fulton School at St. Albans 457 Medalist: Rylee Hanson, Van-Far, 74 Sectional-qualifying teams Van-Far: 1. Rylee Hanson, 74; 7. Zane Allen, 83; 8. Jayson Orr, 86; 9. Ashton Garnett, 88; 14. Ethan Winders, 96 Paris: 3. Konnor Heitmeyer, 76; 4. Christopher Ebbesmeyer, 80; 12. Adam Forrest, 93; 40. Aidan Mitchell, 126; 41. Laken Edwards, 132 Area sectional-qualifying individuals Barat: 2. Max Floyd, 75; 34. Harry Edwards, 116; 35. Nicholas Albers, 118 Elsberry: 5. Tanner Marre, 81; 18. Alexander Lisovsky, 103 Louisiana: 5. Remington Feldewerth, 81; Other area individuals Barat: 34. Harry Edwards, 116; 35. Nicholas Albers, 118 Elsberry: 38. Nathan Miller, 124 Louisiana: 36. Tegan Carrington, 121; 42. Autumn Castagna, 148; Fulton School at St. Albans: 24. George Douglass, 110; 24. Caleb Parham, 110; 29. Mackenzie Clark, 114; 37. Adam Key, 123 BASEBALL St. Louis Pat 300 036 12 13 0 020 000 2 1 0 Austin W-Frank Griesbauer. Raleigh 060 100 6 13 10 0 6 9 0 St. Louis Pat 003 030 0 L-Joshua Mains. HR-S David Olejnik MS-Berkeley 000 0 0 0 0 U. City 158 1 15 9 1 W-Henry Giles. Pattonville 200 000 10 3 5 0 McCluer N. 000 110 11 4 10 0 W-Will Parkerson. North Call. 000 100 0 1 5 5 100 210 0 4 3 0 S. Boone L-Jordan Delashmutt. Pky. North 101 001 0 3 4 3 Liberty 030 008 0 11 7 0 L-Adam Schifferdecker. Civic Mem. 012 00 3 6 0 13 14 0 Mascoutah 520 42 W-Logan Bibb. O’F Christian 004 002 0 6 8 0 St. Dominic 240 001 0 7 5 2 W-Sam Stahl. L-Ryan Malzahn. Triad 010 000 00 1 5 0

Jerseyville 000 010 01 2 3 2 W-Trenton Darr. Trinity 000 000 0 0 5 2 Whitfield 000 100 0 1 2 0 L-Cory Schonhoff. Lutheran SC 000 000 0 0 5 0 Borgia 202 021 0 7 6 2 W-Nick Helfrich. FH Central 031 000 4 3 2 Kirkwood 256 001 14 12 1 W-Marc Binder. L-Austin Bloodworth. HR-F Garrett Martini; K Preston Salazar FZ South 010 000 1 2 8 0 Timberland 000 020 1 3 8 0 W-Braden Burcham. Howell 000 321 0 6 9 2 Lindbergh 010 100 0 2 5 2 W-Chris Dansberry. L-Ryan Waller. Fox 000 000 0 0 5 0 SLUH 322 010 0 8 13 0 W-Adam Broughton. Pky. South 100 010 0 2 8 2 Oakville 002 200 0 4 7 0 W-Carson Schaper. L-Max Meusey. HR-P Eli Veltrop; O Dylan Mollett Lafayette 021 202 0 7 12 0 Pky. Central 100 002 0 3 7 0 W-Luc Fladda. L-Bobby Bennett. Clayton 140 013 0 9 10 0 Ritenour 005 000 1 6 5 0 W-Michael Filarski. Alton 000 000 2 2 4 0 Gibault 003 100 0 4 5 0 W-Mark Branz. L-Michael Reeder. Chaminade 204 201 1 10 8 0 Maplewood 000 000 0 0 1 0 W-Shawn Thill. HR-C Danny Sheehan DuBourg 000 0 0 0 890 17 10 0 Affton W-Tyson Wilson. Haz. Central 000 0 0 3 2 Ladue 252 6 15 11 2 W-Jack Minkler. L-Nicholas Matteoni. Montgomery 200 000 0 2 9 0 Hermann 201 020 0 5 7 0 W-Trent Anderson. McGivney 000 000 0 0 4 0 Mater Dei 061 010 0 8 16 0 W-Drew Dant. Pana 010 000 1 2 4 0 Southwestern000 000 0 0 3 3 L-Ryne Hanslow. 3 7 0 A. Marquette000 002 1 Althoff 010 020 1 4 6 0 L-Logan Sternickle. Gillespie 053 000 1 9 9 3 1 4 0 Hillsboro, Il 000 001 0 W-Bryce Higginbotham. 103 46 14 16 0 FZ North Duchesne 001 01 2 6 0 W-Noah Mueller. Wesclin 230 010 1 7 11 2 9 9 0 Greenville 320 202 0 L-Dean Travous. SOFTBALL 111 042 1 10 12 0 Valle Grandview 002 120 1 6 4 3 L-Hallie Tobnick. HR-G Katie Huskey 8 16 0 Jerseyville 510 020 0 022 022 1 9 11 4 Triad W-Liz Young. L-Shelby Koenig. HR-J Lauren Brown; T Liz Young 2-Isabelle Lehan -Shiane Taylor 000 100 0 1 6 0 Highland Waterloo 000 021 0 3 8 0 W-Madison Limestall. L-Sam Miener. Mascoutah 000 200 1 3 3 0 6 12 0 Civic Mem. 002 220 0 W-Kaitlynn Wrenn. 000 0 0 2 4 Dupo O’Fallon 683 0 17 15 0 W-Hayleigh Juenger. L-Reagan Carner. Glenwood 000 000 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 Edwardsville 000 100 0 W-Kay Swanson. A. Marquette060 122 0 11 14 1 ME Lutheran 000 011 0 2 3 0 W-Murphy Youngblood. HR-A Kyra Green Wesclin 011 041 0 7 7 1 000 000 0 0 2 4 Okawville W-Hailey Rakers. L-Marlee Frederking. Columbia 011 020 00 4 9 0 Collinsville 202 000 01 5 5 0 L-Ava Khoury. GIRLS SOCCER McCluer 3, Haz. East 2 M: Madison Evans 2, Jenna Tracy Metro 11, Carnahan 0 M: Ella Moomey 4, Kyra Collins 2, Julia Civettini 2, Rosy Jackson, Nadia Zaza, Penny Peck; shutout by Corinne Papes Orchard Farm 7, McCluer North 0 O: Emma Long 3, Grace Fortuna, Lily Dahl, Allie Disser, Madelynn Murphy; shutout by Jadyn Tricamo Kirkwood 1, Ladue 0 K: Alex Chapman; shutout by Natalie Newman Collinsville 2, Highland 0 C: Sarah Henze, Mariah Siverly; shutout by Claire Rendleman U. City 2, Hancock 1 U: Aaliyah Brown, Mary Kate Standish Pky. West 4, Clayton 1 P: Kaleigh Kastberg 2, Dani Meyer, Bella Hatzigeorgiou Gibault 3, Freeburg 0 G: Brooke Biffar, Kayla Huels, Reece Ward; shutout by Maddie Davis, Adelynn Murphy. Windsor 3, Farmington 0 W: Jordan Kolinski, Bailey Peters, Alyssa Weisner; shutout by Piper Montgomery Gtwy Snce Ac. 4, North Co.Chr. 3 G: Terryn Pike 4 St. Joseph’s 3, Helias 1 S: Maria Haro 2, Lindsay Origliasso Triad 3, Mascoutah 0 T: Chelsea Riden, Emily Rosenthal, Jordan Wilson; shutout by Reagan Chigas, Abbey Counts. Waterloo 9, Jerseyville 0 W: Karleigh Daniels 3, Payton Richter 2, Sophie Colson, Jacey Cotton, Karley Kinzinger, Ali Scace; shutout by Ella Bockhorn, Josie Giffhorn. Luth. South 3, Haz. Central 1 L: Kenzie Arnold 2, Angela Brown Summit 2, Oakville 0 S: Colleen Malone, Riley Vancardo; shutout by Katie Nash Union 1, Webster 1 W: Gretchen Skoglund U: Maddie Helling Pattonville 1, Timberland 0 P: Emily Schrumpf; shutout by Talia Sinclair Pky. South 2, Westminster 1 P: Dani Mullen, Meghan Sydow Cor Jesu 1, Eureka 0 C: Claudia Parvis; shutout by Mia Ford Rosati-Kain 5, St. Pius X 0 R: Hannah Al-Baaj, Kailyn Bridges, Ella Grebing, Molly Greco, Elle Ortinau; shutout by Analiese Wilmsmeyer Affton 2, Festus 1 A: Ciera Johnson, Briahna Leigh BOYS VOLLEYBALL DuBourg def. Fox 25-19, 25-9 Granite City def. St. Louis Ign 25-9, 25-8 Westminster def. Affton 25-20, 25-15 Borgia def. Ritenour 25-19, 25-21 GIRLS LACROSSE Clayton 13, Haz. West 9 C: Annika Sandquist 5, Caroline Marsden 4, Paige Rawitscher 3, Grace Muhm MICDS 18, Kirkwood 13 M: Caroline Carr 5, Olivia Proctor 4, Kiki Arnold 4, Livie Warren 3, Arden Lilly, Greta Wolfsberger Ladue 16, St. Dominic 11 L: Addie Bitting 6, Maggie Lawton 6, Grace Hensley 3, Meghan Huber Lafayette 15, Westminster 4 L: Sophia Scheller 5, Katherine Goddin 4, Anna Reynolds 3, Kate Deline 2, Emma Hoeft W: Dani Mabry, Josie Christen, Katie Hobaugh, Bridget Sullivan BOYS TENNIS Marquette 7, Chaminade 2 Lafayette 6, Summit 3 WATER POLO Kirkwood 20, Chaminade 5 K: Alex Hughes 8, Tanner Whitson 8, Adam Bernabo 2, Austin Phillips, Aiden Fales MICDS 14, JohnBurroughs 11 M: Filip Alesic 7, John Curylo 3, Davis Johnson, James Bilderback, David Shapshovich, Mathew Curtus


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BASEBALL Favorite Odds Underdog American League RED SOX........................ -$155....................... Athletics Astros ........................... -$145...........................TWINS WHITE SOX.................... -$150..........................Orioles Rays.............................. -$170.........................ROYALS ANGELS......................... -$125...................... Blue Jays National League NATIONALS ................... -$105............................ Cards Reds.............................. -$122............................ METS BRAVES......................... -$105.......................... Padres BREWERS...................... -$110......................... Rockies Dodgers ........................ -$165......................... GIANTS Interleague PHILLIES ....................... -$165........................... Tigers Indians.......................... -$175...................... MARLINS RANGERS ...................... -$108..........................Pirates DBACKS......................... -$130........................ Yankees Cubs.............................. -$135.................... MARINERS NFL Favorite Points Underdog Open Current September 5 BEARS........................ 3.5 ..........3.5................Packers September 8 VIKINGS ..................... 4.5 ..........4.5................ Falcons EAGLES ........................ 8............... 8......... Washington JETS ........................... 3.5 ..........3.5..................... Bills Ravens ....................... 3.5 ..........3.5............DOLPHINS BUCS .......................... 1.5 ..........1.5...................49ers Chiefs........................... 5............... 5..............JAGUARS BROWNS ...................... 5............... 5.................. Titans Rams.......................... 2.5 ..........2.5........... PANTHERS CARDS.........................PK............ PK....................Lions SEAHAWKS................. 7.5 ..........7.5................Bengals CHARGERS ................. 3.5 ..........3.5.................... Colts COWBOYS................... 7.5 ..........7.5.................. Giants PATRIOTS ..................... 6............... 6............... Steelers September 9 SAINTS....................... 7.5 ..........7.5................. Texans RAIDERS .................... 2.5 ..........2.5............... Broncos Note: These are preliminary opening lines and could jump in either direction pending the draft, trades and injuries in the pre-season. NBA Favorite Points Underdog Eastern Conference BUCKS...............................7.5............................Celtics Exact result Bucks Games Celtics x/1....................................4-0.............................. 12/1 6/1 ...................................4-1................................ 8/1 4/1 ...................................4-2................................ 7/2 5/2 ...................................4-3................................ 8/1 Exact number of games Games Odds 4 ........................................................................... 10/1 5 ............................................................................. 7/2 6 ............................................................................. 3/2 7 ............................................................................. 3/2 Highest scoring quarter: 1st quarter ............................................................. 2/1 2nd quarter............................................................ 3/1 3rd quarter ............................................................ 3/1 4th quarter............................................................. 5/2 Western Conference WARRIORS ........................5.5..........................Rockets Exact result Warriors Games Rockets 9/2 .................................... 4 ................................xx/1 5/2 .................................... 5 ............................... 30/1 4/1 .................................... 6 ............................... 10/1 4/1 .................................... 7 ............................... 10/1 Exact number of games Games Odds 4 ............................................................................. 9/2 5 ............................................................................. 2/1 6 ............................................................................. 5/2 7 ............................................................................. 2/1 Highest scoring quarter: 1st quarter ............................................................. 2/1 2nd quarter............................................................ 5/2 3rd quarter ............................................................ 7/2 4th quarter............................................................. 3/1 NHL Favorite Odds Underdog BLUE JACKETS ...........-$120/even .....................Bruins AVALANCHE ...............-$120/even .................... Sharks Grand Salami: Over/under 11.5 goals. SOCCER UEFA Champions League TOTTENHAM ....................................................... +$130 Ajax..................................................................... +$200 Draw: +$240 Over/under: 2.5 goals UEFA Champions League Wednesday BARCELONA.........................................................-$140 Liverpool ............................................................ +$325 Draw: +$290 Over/under: 3.0 goals Odds to win the UEFA Champions League Barcelona ................................................................3/2 Liverpool .................................................................5/2 Tottenham ...............................................................4/1 Ajax..........................................................................9/2 Home team in CAPS © 2019 Benjamin Eckstein

NBA Playoffs

Fairmount Park entries

76ers 94, Raptors 89

Philadelphia: Butler 9-22 8-8 30, Harris 3-11 2-2 9, Embiid 2-7 8-8 12, B.Simmons 3-6 0-0 6, Redick 4-10 1-1 11, Ennis III 4-10 3-5 13, Bolden 1-3 0-0 3, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Monroe 4-7 2-2 10, Marjanovic 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-76 24-26 94. Toronto: Leonard 13-24 6-7 35, Siakam 9-25 1-2 21, Gasol 1-6 2-2 5, Lowry 7-17 4-4 20, Green 1-8 0-0 3, Powell 1-3 0-0 3, Ibaka 1-5 0-0 2, VanVleet 0-2 0-0 0, Meeks 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-91 13-15 89. Philadelphia 26 25 18 25: 94 Toronto 17 21 25 26: 89 3-point goals: Philadelphia 10-35 (Butler 4-10, Ennis III 2-6, Redick 2-8, Bolden 1-3, Harris 1-5, Embiid 0-3), Toronto 10-37 (Leonard 3-10, Lowry 2-6, Siakam 2-7, Powell 1-1, Gasol 1-4, Green 1-6, Ibaka 0-1, Meeks 0-1, VanVleet 0-1). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Philadelphia 53 (Butler, Harris 11), Toronto 36 (Leonard, Gasol, Siakam 7). Assists: Philadelphia 22 (Embiid, Butler, B.Simmons 5), Toronto 20 (Leonard 6). Total fouls: Philadelphia 18, Toronto 22. Technicals: Toronto coach Nick Nurse, Green. A: 19,800 (19,800).

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES: Recalled RHP Yefry Ramirez from Norfolk (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX: Recalled RHP Dylan Covey from Charlotte (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS: Placed 1B/OF Mark Canha on the 10-day IL. Recalled LHP Ryan Buchter from Las Vegas (PCL). TAMPA BAY RAYS: Recalled 1B Nate Lowe from Durham (IL). Optioned INF Christian Arroyo to Durham. National League COLORADO ROCKIES: Reinstated LHP Kyle Freeland from the 10-day IL. Optioned RHP DJ Johnson to Albuquerque (PCL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS: Placed RHP Aaron Wilkerson on the 10-day IL. Recalled LHP Donnie Hart from San Antonio (PCL). Selected RHP Jay Jackson from San Antonio. Designated RHP Alex Wilson for assignment. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS: Activated RHP Michael Wacha from the 10-day IL. Optioned RHP Ryan Helsley to Memphis (PCL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS: Placed LHP Derek Holland placed on the 10-day IL, retroactive to April 28. Recalled LHP Ty Blach from Sacramento (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS: Recalled INF Adrián Sanchez from Harrisburg (EL). Optioned RHP Erick Fedde to Harrisburg. Frontier League CHICAGO DOGS: Signed RHPs Ben Allison and Scott Firth. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS: Signed RHP Kaleb Fontenot. ST. PAUL SAINTS: Signed C Jeremy Martinez. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS: Signed Cs Jonah DeanHargroves and Jake Simpson; and RHPs Nick Duron, Heath Renz and Cody Thompson. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES: Signed RHPs Trevor Charpie and Harrison Cooney. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA: Fined Houston Rockets G Chris Paul $35,000 for aggressively confronting and making contact with a game official. FOOTBALL National Football League CLEVELAND BROWNS: Waived C Kyle Friend. GREEN BAY PACKERS: Released G Nico Siragusa and S Jason Thompson. MINNESOTA VIKINGS: Signed S Micah Abernathy; FB Khari Blasingame; QB Jake Browning; WRs Davion Davis and Alexander Hollins; TE Brandon Dillon; C John Keenoy; CB Nate Meadors; DT Tito Odenigbo and DE Anree Saint-Amour. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: Traded TE Jacob Hollister to the Seattle Seahawks. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: K Sebastian Janikowski announced his retirement. TENNESSEE TITANS: Waived NT Darius Kilgo. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS: Released LB Caleb Bailey, LB DJ Calhoun, DB Justin Gibbons, DL Evan Gill, DL James Hearns, WR Anthony Mahoungou, DL Damani Mosby, OL Brandon Smith and DB Jalen Spencer. Announced the retirement of DB Johnny Adams, WR Peter Berryman and OL Curtis Krahn. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS: Signed WR Josh Stewart, DB Christian Boutte and DB Mike Jones. GYMNASTICS USA GYMNASTICS: Named Dr. Edward Nyman director of sports medicine and science. HOCKEY National Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANES: Recalled G Alex Nedeljkovic and D Jake Bean from Charlotte (AHL). American Hockey League GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS: Signed D Charle-Édouard D’Astous to a two-year contract. COLLEGE DAYTON: Named Tee Overman defensive coordinator, Brian Steiner special teams coordinator/defensive ends coach, James Daniels flyers coach, Christian Bryan wide receivers coach and Scott Horcher cornerbacks coach. EMORY & HENRY: Named Ben Thompson men’s basketball coach. TCU: Named Tony Benford men’s assistant basketball coach. TEXAS TECH: Signed men’s basketball coach Chris Beard to contract extension through the 2024-25 season.

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A t-storm in the area WIND SE 7-14 mph

Showers, heavy t-storms WIND S 10-20 mph

Cloudy with a t-storm WIND SSW 8-16 mph

Cloudy with times of rain WIND SW 8-16 mph

Mainly cloudy

Mostly cloudy

WIND NE 6-12 mph

WIND N 6-12 mph

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

Unsettled weather is the mode we are in for the next couple of days. Watch for more storms to roll in from time to time, especially tonight when the storms could be severe.

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Peoria 55 74 Macomb 59/57 59/57 Bloomington Urbana 60/57 65/62

Kirksville 62/56

Quincy 65/61

Decatur 67/64

Springfield 57 67/63 Effingham 70 55 74/64

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Columbia 70 75/64 St. Louis Mount Jefferson Vernon 79/67 City 79/67 77/64 Union 55 77/65 57 44 Rolla Carbondale 76/63 81/68 Farmington 79/66 Cape Girardeau 82/66 Springfield 76/63 Poplar Bluff West Plains 81/67 55 75/65

Joplin 76/64

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RIVER AND LAKE LEVELS

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Daily Temperature 80

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

21.75 -0.02 17.54 -0.02 18.62 -0.24 15.61 -0.08 22.05 -0.09

20 18 14

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

Location

Seattle 66/43

Chief Meteorologist Glenn Zimmerman

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Pollen Yesterday

Trees Weeds Grass Mold

High - 560 Absent Moderate - 5 Low - 5757

Source: St. Louis County Degree days are an indicator of energy needs. The more the total degree days, the more energy is necessary to cool.

Monday Month to date Normal month to date Since January 1 Normal since January 1

0 31 40 31 42

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

73° 4 p.m.

70° 8 p.m.

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

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

Today’s Air Quality

Billings 38/31

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Skywatch Rise

Set

6:06 a.m. 4:19 a.m.

7:52 p.m. 3:48 p.m.

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Pts 92 91 70 68 66 65 54 51 50 50 46 43 42 42 40 38 35 31 26 14

Montreal 52/32 Toronto 49/38

Minneapolis 48/40

Denver 53/37

Kansas City 65/51

New York 68/49 Detroit 55/46 Washington 81/61

Atlanta 87/66

El Paso 83/59 Houston 85/72

Chihuahua 90/52

Miami 86/75

Monterrey 98/67

Cold front

Warm front

City

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

54/38/r 70/47/c 54/39/pc 87/66/s 85/72/c 81/58/c 88/67/pc 58/33/s 50/42/c 85/64/s 84/62/pc 87/65/s 50/47/r 78/65/t 54/51/r 81/71/t 84/68/s 53/37/sh 51/44/r 79/68/s 55/46/r 58/41/sh 83/68/pc 85/72/pc 69/64/t 65/51/t 79/60/s 83/67/c

National Extremes

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

Stationary front

Today Wednesday Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W

High: 96 Presidio, Texas

City

76

61

GA 22 20 36 39 49 51 44 47 44 52 54 48 45 65 63 61 55 66 76 74

(Home teams listed first) QUARTERFINALS First Leg Tuesday, April 9 Liverpool (England) 2, Porto (Portugal) 0 Tottenham (England) 1, Manchester City (England) 0 Wednesday, April 10 Ajax (Netherlands) 1, Juventus (Italy) 1 Manchester United (England) 0, Barcelona (Spain) 1 Second Leg Tuesday, April 16 Barcelona (Spain) 3, Manchester United (England) 0, Barcelona advanced on 4-0 aggregate Juventus (Italy) 1, Ajax (Netherlands) 2, Ajax advanced on 3-2 aggregate Wednesday, April 17 Manchester City (England) 4, Tottenham (England) 3, 4-4 aggregate, Tottenham advanced on 3-0 away goals Porto (Portugal) 1, Liverpool (England) 4, Liverpool advanced on 6-1 aggregate SEMIFINALS First leg Tuesday, April 30 Tottenham (England) vs. Ajax (Netherlands), 2 p.m. Wednesday Barcelona (Spain) vs. Liverpool (England), 2 p.m. Second leg Tuesday, May 7 Liverpool (England) vs. Barcelona (Spain), 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 Ajax (Netherlands) vs. Tottenham (England), 2 p.m. CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday, June 1 At Madrid Semifinal winners, 2 p.m.

Los Angeles 65/53

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

Sun Moon

GF 90 84 65 60 69 64 46 51 50 51 45 43 36 52 44 44 33 30 34 20

Champions League

Winnipeg 47/33

San Francisco 64/49

Cooling Degree Days

1

W D L 30 2 4 28 7 1 23 1 12 20 8 8 20 6 10 19 8 9 15 9 12 15 6 15 14 8 14 14 8 14 13 7 16 12 7 17 11 9 16 12 6 18 11 7 18 9 11 16 9 8 19 9 4 23 7 5 24 3 5 28 Friday Everton vs. Burnley 2 p.m. Saturday Bournemouth vs. Tottenham 6:30 a.m. West Ham vs. Southampton, 9 a.m. Wolverhampton vs. Fulham, 9 a.m. Cardiff vs. Crystal Palace, 11:30 a.m. Newcastle vs. Liverpool, 1:45 p.m. Sunday Chelsea vs. Watford, 8 a.m. Huddersfield vs. Man United, 8 a.m. Arsenal vs. Brighton, 10:30 a.m.

Chicago 50/47

Temperature High/low 75°/53° Normal high/low 72°/52° Last year high/low 65°/40° Record high 91° (1899) Record low 32° (1874) Precipitation 24 hrs through 5 p.m. Mon. 0.01” Month to date (normal) 4.38” (3.56”) Year to date (normal) 16.50” (11.52”) Record for this date 3.15” (2017)

0

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

ALMANAC

70° noon

English Premier League

Man City Liverpool Tottenham Chelsea Arsenal Man United Wolverhampton Leicester Everton Watford West Ham Crystal Palace Newcastle Bournemouth Burnley Southampton Brighton Cardiff Fulham Huddersfield

NATIONAL OUTLOOK

Statistics through 5 p.m. Monday

61° 8 a.m.

Money $5,394,944 $4,485,399 $4,854,964 $3,199,473 $3,972,139 $3,075,538 $3,545,927 $3,020,845 $2,853,167 $2,604,266 $2,745,300 $2,684,854 $2,700,854 $3,027,438 $2,319,890 $2,804,717 $2,293,980 $2,431,269 $2,338,840 $2,282,750 $2,118,629 $2,021,293 $1,951,854 $1,830,930 $1,830,373 $2,167,595 $1,574,843 $1,675,485 $2,187,583 $1,662,850 $1,632,098 $1,931,552 $2,058,571 $1,659,190 $1,766,959 $1,515,091 $1,670,539 $1,641,946 $1,611,629 $1,446,406 $1,523,413 $1,416,810 $1,307,493 $1,564,326 $1,152,412 $1,397,424 $1,255,044 $1,293,104 $1,329,407 $1,355,696 $1,263,886 $1,208,047 $1,292,177 $1,202,849 $1,241,841 $1,028,191 $1,071,055 $1,079,238 $1,242,787 $1,035,535 $937,554 $1,160,711 $1,060,654 $916,755 $925,414 $919,457 $978,048 $799,051 $948,122 $1,111,460 $822,389 $897,051 $922,491 $834,536 $926,342 $692,155 $807,047 $882,193 $846,277 $795,837 $769,701 $955,083 $854,847 $721,036 $734,569 $750,121 $733,481 $723,005 $705,434 $819,894 $608,649 $730,938 $620,074 $638,629 $721,265 $607,793 $522,194 $592,569 $591,117 $528,910 $607,232 $576,829 $581,014 $502,389 $568,916 $545,191 $497,787 $491,177 $590,452 $471,212 $482,480 $512,340 $544,570 $551,897

GA 10 14 10 13 11 14 12 13 9 8 14 19 GA 8 8 12 9 8 15 16 15 19 19 12 24

Areas of drenching rain with the risk of localized flooding will extend from New England to the central Plains today. The greatest risk of severe thunderstorms will stretch from the southern Plains to the middle Mississippi Valley. Areas of rain and heavy mountain snow will affect the interior West. Heat will build in the Southeast.

78° 64° 71° 55° 72° 56° 73° 55°

REGIONAL OUTLOOK

Kansas City 65/51

Through April 28 Points 1. Matt Kuchar 2,030 2. Xander Schauffele 1,562 3. Rory McIlroy 1,457 4. Paul Casey 1,261 5. Dustin Johnson 1,242 6. Jon Rahm 1,136 7. Brooks Koepka 1,121 8. Gary Woodland 1,102 9. Rickie Fowler 1,088 10. Charles Howell III 1,086 11. Justin Thomas 1,064 12. Marc Leishman 1,050 13. Kevin Kisner 958 14. Francesco Molinari 909 15. Patrick Cantlay 905 16. Tiger Woods 888 17. Phil Mickelson 886 18. Justin Rose 877 19. Ryan Palmer 876 20. Corey Conners 862 21. Bryson DeChambeau 815 772 22. Keith Mitchell 23. J.B. Holmes 768 24. Sungjae Im 747 25. Si Woo Kim 710 26. Tony Finau 701 27. Kevin Tway 699 28. C.T. Pan 693 29. Jim Furyk 692 30. Lucas Glover 679 31. Jason Kokrak 678 32. Tommy Fleetwood 671 33. Jason Day 653 34. Scott Piercy 651 35. Adam Scott 630 36. Cameron Champ 619 37. Rafa Cabrera Bello 611 38. Webb Simpson 601 39. Ian Poulter 598 40. Andrew Putnam 580 41. Brandt Snedeker 574 42. Ryan Moore 572 43. Adam Long 572 570 44. Hideki Matsuyama 45. Graeme McDowell 557 46. Louis Oosthuizen 541 47. Adam Hadwin 527 48. Danny Lee 520 49. Chez Reavie 518 50. Sergio Garcia 500 51. Charley Hoffman 497 52. Emiliano Grillo 484 53. Bubba Watson 474 54. Abraham Ancer 471 55. Branden Grace 469 56. Patrick Rodgers 454 57. Billy Horschel 447 58. Michael Thompson 447 59. Jhonattan Vegas 425 60. Chesson Hadley 423 61. J.T. Poston 420 62. Cameron Smith 413 63. Keegan Bradley 402 64. Brian Stuard 399 65. Joel Dahmen 394 66. Patrick Reed 393 67. Luke List 383 68. Aaron Baddeley 382 69. Sung Kang 378 70. Kiradech Aphibarnrat 377 71. Harold Varner III 374 72. Sam Ryder 374 73. Scott Stallings 372 74. Talor Gooch 364 75. J.J. Spaun 364 76. Martin Trainer 354 77. Kyoung-Hoon Lee 351 78. Kevin Streelman 349 79. Brian Gay 346 80. Scott Brown 343 81. Sam Burns 341 82. Byeong Hun An 336 83. Patton Kizzire 333 84. Ryan Armour 332 85. Adam Schenk 330 86. Rory Sabbatini 323 87. Chris Stroud 312 88. Tyrrell Hatton 296 89. Richy Werenski 294 90. Kevin Na 284 91. Wyndham Clark 283 92. Russell Knox 281 93. Nick Taylor 279 94. Vaughn Taylor 278 95. Aaron Wise 273 96. Troy Merritt 271 97. Peter Malnati 270 98. Bud Cauley 266 99. Denny McCarthy 260 100. Mackenzie Hughes 257 101. Ryan Blaum 255 102. Matt Every 253 103. Scott Langley 251 104. Roger Sloan 251 105. Brice Garnett 247 106. Hudson Swafford 242 107. Dominic Bozzelli 242 108. Trey Mullinax 240 109. Carlos Ortiz 238 110. Matt Jones 228 111. Zach Johnson 227 112. Roberto Castro 221 113. Kyle Stanley 219 114. Bronson Burgoon 219

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TODAY

67°

ODDS 12-1 9-2 7-2 1-1 3-1

JOCKEY Tavares Emigh Molina Bailon Simpson

Through April 28 Trn 8 9 8 8 8 8 9 6 7 9 7 6 6 9 9 9 6 9 7 6 7 6 9 8 7 4 7 8 3 9 7 6 8 7 8 7 8 7 7 8 8 8 6 8 8 5 5 10 8 7

MLS

EASTERN W L T Pts GF D.C. United 5 3 2 17 13 Montreal 5 3 2 17 12 Philadelphia 4 3 2 14 13 Toronto FC 4 2 1 13 19 Columbus 4 5 1 13 8 Orlando City 3 3 3 12 13 New York City FC 2 1 6 12 11 Chicago 2 4 3 9 12 New York 2 4 2 8 9 Atlanta 2 3 2 8 6 Cincinnati 2 5 2 8 8 New England 2 6 2 8 10 WESTERN W L T Pts GF Los Angeles FC 7 1 2 23 26 LA Galaxy 7 1 1 22 15 Seattle 5 1 3 18 18 FC Dallas 5 2 2 17 14 Houston 5 1 1 16 15 Minnesota United 4 3 2 14 18 Real Salt Lake 3 5 1 10 11 Sporting K.C. 2 2 4 10 19 San Jose 2 5 2 8 12 Portland 2 5 1 7 11 Vancouver 1 5 3 6 7 Colorado 0 7 2 2 12 NOTE: Three points for win, one point for tie. Wednesday Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Friday Vancouver at Colorado, 8 p.m. Saturday LA Galaxy at New York, 1 p.m. FC Dallas at Houston, 3 p.m. Toronto FC at Orlando City, 3 p.m. New York City FC at Montreal, 4 p.m. New England at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Columbus at D.C. United, 7 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota United, 7 p.m. Portland at Real Salt Lake, 8 p.m. Cincinnati at San Jose, 9 p.m. Chicago at Los Angeles FC, 9:30 p.m. Sunday Atlanta at Sporting K.C., 8 p.m.

PGA Tour FedEx Cup Leaders

JOCKEY ODDS Molina 20-1 Tavares 6-1 Bailon 12-1 U. Lopez 9-5 Simpson 30-1 Emigh 8-5 W. Lopez 4-1

1. Jin Young Ko 2. Minjee Lee 3. Nelly Korda 4. Brooke M.Henderson 5. Eun-Hee Ji 6. Carlota Ciganda 7. Mi Hyang Lee 8. Sung Hyun Park 9. Amy Yang 10. Azahara Munoz 11. Danielle Kang 12. Nasa Hataoka 13. Lexi Thompson 14. Moriya Jutanugarn 15. Gaby Lopez 16. Ariya Jutanugarn 17. Hyo Joo Kim 18. Celine Boutier 19. Sei Young Kim 20. Inbee Park 21. Mirim Lee 22. Jeongeun Lee 23. Yu Liu 24. Shanshan Feng 25. Jenny Shin 26. In-Kyung Kim 27. Haru Nomura 28. Lydia Ko 29. Jessica Korda 30. Katherine Kirk 31. Jodi Ewart Shadoff 32. Stacy Lewis 33. Annie Park 34. Charlotte Thomas 35. Amy Olson 36. Kristen Gillman 37. Chella Choi 38. Angel Yin 39. Megan Khang 40. Wei-Ling Hsu 41. Cristie Kerr 42. Ally McDonald 43. Morgan Pressel 44. Lizette Salas 45. Brittany Altomare 46. Mi Jung Hur 47. Jing Yan 48. Jasmine Suwannapura 49. Su Oh 50. Alena Sharp

PRO SOCCER

Pheasant Run • Michael Moresi, hole No. 6, 105 yards, sand wedge, April 27.

JOCKEY ODDS Lopez 12-1 Emigh 9-2 Tavares 3-1 Diego 10-1 Thurman 5-1 Arrieta 6-5

ST. LOUIS FIVE-DAY FORECAST

79°

M 1 • TUeSDAy • 04.30.2019

54/47/r 74/47/s 53/41/pc 85/66/pc 83/70/t 70/62/c 85/67/pc 61/41/s 55/44/c 85/63/pc 88/62/pc 87/65/pc 68/44/r 80/62/c 78/62/t 79/66/t 83/69/pc 50/32/c 61/48/c 79/68/c 73/55/t 58/46/r 83/71/s 84/72/c 75/62/t 66/54/c 78/60/pc 80/67/r

Showers

T-storms

City

Rain

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

Flurries

Snow

Ice

Today Wednesday Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W

65/53/pc 86/70/c 85/69/c 86/75/s 45/42/r 48/40/r 89/63/s 86/69/pc 84/70/pc 68/49/c 74/64/t 54/44/r 89/69/pc 78/53/t 84/64/pc 64/56/t 47/34/sh 71/43/s 71/47/pc 55/37/c 83/73/t 67/59/pc 64/49/pc 66/43/s 91/71/s 82/55/s 81/61/pc 67/52/t

68/53/pc 84/66/c 81/68/c 84/74/s 52/41/r 53/42/r 86/62/t 86/65/c 85/69/c 56/50/sh 79/57/t 61/47/c 88/67/pc 62/56/sh 87/66/s 81/64/t 52/38/c 70/44/s 78/48/s 54/39/pc 82/72/t 68/58/pc 69/49/s 64/45/s 90/70/pc 87/56/s 74/65/c 71/52/c

Monday in the 48 contiguous states Low: 5 St. Mary, Mont.

WORLD FORECAST

Today Wednesday Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W

59/44/pc 73/56/pc 94/67/pc 98/79/t 73/51/s 65/46/s 64/43/c 93/73/pc 87/76/pc 55/41/r 86/72/t 78/55/pc 73/46/s 65/45/pc 78/51/pc 106/78/s

59/45/pc 71/55/pc 97/68/s 100/82/s 81/53/s 66/46/sh 68/52/s 100/77/s 87/76/s 56/42/pc 81/73/t 82/63/s 75/49/s 61/46/pc 79/53/pc 106/80/s

City

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

Today Wednesday Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W

81/55/pc 52/32/c 53/33/pc 83/72/s 77/59/c 110/78/pc 64/43/pc 82/74/pc 64/49/pc 87/76/pc 75/45/s 71/49/pc 76/63/pc 61/60/r 49/38/c 60/42/s

81/54/pc 43/35/sh 57/41/s 82/72/t 80/60/pc 109/79/pc 67/48/pc 86/75/pc 64/48/s 85/77/pc 79/47/pc 70/46/pc 74/64/c 70/61/r 48/39/r 56/44/pc

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


FOR THE RECORD

B8 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH NBA Playoffs

HORSE RACING

76ers 94, Raptors 89

Fairmount Park entries

AMERICA’S LINE BASEBALL Favorite Odds Underdog American League RED SOX........................ -$155....................... Athletics Astros ........................... -$145...........................TWINS WHITE SOX.................... -$150..........................Orioles Rays.............................. -$170.........................ROYALS ANGELS......................... -$125...................... Blue Jays National League NATIONALS ................... -$105............................ Cards Reds.............................. -$122............................ METS BRAVES......................... -$105.......................... Padres BREWERS...................... -$110......................... Rockies Dodgers ........................ -$165......................... GIANTS Interleague PHILLIES ....................... -$165........................... Tigers Indians.......................... -$175...................... MARLINS RANGERS ...................... -$108..........................Pirates DBACKS......................... -$130........................ Yankees Cubs.............................. -$135.................... MARINERS NFL Favorite Points Underdog Open Current September 5 BEARS........................ 3.5 ..........3.5................Packers September 8 VIKINGS ..................... 4.5 ..........4.5................ Falcons EAGLES ........................ 8............... 8......... Washington JETS ........................... 3.5 ..........3.5..................... Bills Ravens ....................... 3.5 ..........3.5............DOLPHINS BUCS .......................... 1.5 ..........1.5...................49ers Chiefs........................... 5............... 5..............JAGUARS BROWNS ...................... 5............... 5.................. Titans Rams.......................... 2.5 ..........2.5........... PANTHERS CARDS.........................PK............ PK....................Lions SEAHAWKS................. 7.5 ..........7.5................Bengals CHARGERS ................. 3.5 ..........3.5.................... Colts COWBOYS................... 7.5 ..........7.5.................. Giants PATRIOTS ..................... 6............... 6............... Steelers September 9 SAINTS....................... 7.5 ..........7.5................. Texans RAIDERS .................... 2.5 ..........2.5............... Broncos Note: These are preliminary opening lines and could jump in either direction pending the draft, trades and injuries in the pre-season. NBA Favorite Points Underdog Eastern Conference BUCKS...............................7.5............................Celtics Exact result Bucks Games Celtics x/1....................................4-0.............................. 12/1 6/1 ...................................4-1................................ 8/1 4/1 ...................................4-2................................ 7/2 5/2 ...................................4-3................................ 8/1 Western Conference WARRIORS ........................5.5..........................Rockets NHL Favorite Odds Underdog BLUE JACKETS ...........-$120/even .....................Bruins AVALANCHE ...............-$120/even .................... Sharks Grand Salami: Over/under 11.5 goals. SOCCER UEFA Champions League TOTTENHAM ....................................................... +$130 Ajax..................................................................... +$200 Draw: +$240 Over/under: 2.5 goals UEFA Champions League Wednesday BARCELONA.........................................................-$140 Liverpool ............................................................ +$325 Draw: +$290 Over/under: 3.0 goals Odds to win the UEFA Champions League Barcelona ................................................................3/2 Liverpool .................................................................5/2 Tottenham ...............................................................4/1 Ajax..........................................................................9/2 Home team in CAPS © 2019 Benjamin Eckstein

PRO BASKETBALL NBA Playoffs Nuggets 121, Trail Blazers 113

Portland: Harkless 1-2 0-0 2, Aminu 1-5 0-1 2, Kanter 11-14 4-4 26, Lillard 12-21 11-13 39, McCollum 7-17 0-2 16, Collins 2-3 0-0 4, Leonard 1-3 0-0 3, Curry 1-3 1-3 4, Hood 5-10 4-4 17, Turner 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 41-79 20-27 113. Denver: Craig 1-3 0-0 3, Millsap 7-12 5-7 19, Jokic 11-18 12-12 37, Murray 8-15 4-4 23, Harris 4-10 1-2 11, Plumlee 2-4 2-2 6, Morris 2-4 0-0 4, Barton 3-8 2-2 9, Beasley 3-7 1-2 9. Totals 41-81 27-31 121. Portland 32 23 29 29: 113 Denver 32 26 35 28: 121 3-point goals: Portland 11-29 (Lillard 4-12, Hood 3-4, McCollum 2-7, Curry 1-2, Leonard 1-2, Collins 0-1, Aminu 0-1), Denver 12-29 (Jokic 3-5, Murray 3-6, Harris 2-5, Beasley 2-5, Barton 1-2, Craig 1-3, Morris 0-1, Millsap 0-2). Fouled out: Harkless. Rebounds: Portland 40 (Turner, Aminu 8), Denver 34 (Jokic 9). Assists: Portland 20 (Lillard 6), Denver 22 (Murray 8). Total fouls: Portland 24, Denver 22. A: 19,520 (19,520).

Philadelphia: Butler 9-22 8-8 30, Harris 3-11 2-2 9, Embiid 2-7 8-8 12, B.Simmons 3-6 0-0 6, Redick 4-10 1-1 11, Ennis III 4-10 3-5 13, Bolden 1-3 0-0 3, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Monroe 4-7 2-2 10, Marjanovic 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-76 24-26 94. Toronto: Leonard 13-24 6-7 35, Siakam 9-25 1-2 21, Gasol 1-6 2-2 5, Lowry 7-17 4-4 20, Green 1-8 0-0 3, Powell 1-3 0-0 3, Ibaka 1-5 0-0 2, VanVleet 0-2 0-0 0, Meeks 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-91 13-15 89. Philadelphia 26 25 18 25: 94 Toronto 17 21 25 26: 89 3-point goals: Philadelphia 10-35 (Butler 4-10, Ennis III 2-6, Redick 2-8, Bolden 1-3, Harris 1-5, Embiid 0-3), Toronto 10-37 (Leonard 3-10, Lowry 2-6, Siakam 2-7, Powell 1-1, Gasol 1-4, Green 1-6, Ibaka 0-1, Meeks 0-1, VanVleet 0-1). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Philadelphia 53 (Butler, Harris 11), Toronto 36 (Leonard, Gasol, Siakam 7). Assists: Philadelphia 22 (Embiid, Butler, B.Simmons 5), Toronto 20 (Leonard 6). Total fouls: Philadelphia 18, Toronto 22. Technicals: Toronto coach Nick Nurse, Green. A: 19,800 (19,800).

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES: Recalled RHP Yefry Ramirez from Norfolk (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX: Recalled RHP Dylan Covey from Charlotte (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS: Placed 1B/OF Mark Canha on the 10-day IL. Recalled LHP Ryan Buchter from Las Vegas (PCL). TAMPA BAY RAYS: Recalled 1B Nate Lowe from Durham (IL). Optioned INF Christian Arroyo to Durham. National League COLORADO ROCKIES: Reinstated LHP Kyle Freeland from the 10-day IL. Optioned RHP DJ Johnson to Albuquerque (PCL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS: Placed RHP Aaron Wilkerson on the 10-day IL. Recalled LHP Donnie Hart from San Antonio (PCL). Selected RHP Jay Jackson from San Antonio. Designated RHP Alex Wilson for assignment. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS: Activated RHP Michael Wacha from the 10-day IL. Optioned RHP Ryan Helsley to Memphis (PCL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS: Placed LHP Derek Holland placed on the 10-day IL, retroactive to April 28. Recalled LHP Ty Blach from Sacramento (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS: Recalled INF Adrián Sanchez from Harrisburg (EL). Optioned RHP Erick Fedde to Harrisburg. Frontier League CHICAGO DOGS: Signed RHPs Ben Allison and Scott Firth. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS: Signed RHP Kaleb Fontenot. ST. PAUL SAINTS: Signed C Jeremy Martinez. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS: Signed Cs Jonah DeanHargroves and Jake Simpson; and RHPs Nick Duron, Heath Renz and Cody Thompson. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES: Signed RHPs Trevor Charpie and Harrison Cooney. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA: Fined Houston Rockets G Chris Paul $35,000 for aggressively confronting and making contact with a game official. FOOTBALL National Football League CLEVELAND BROWNS: Waived C Kyle Friend. GREEN BAY PACKERS: Released G Nico Siragusa and S Jason Thompson. MINNESOTA VIKINGS: Signed S Micah Abernathy; FB Khari Blasingame; QB Jake Browning; WRs Davion Davis and Alexander Hollins; TE Brandon Dillon; C John Keenoy; CB Nate Meadors; DT Tito Odenigbo and DE Anree Saint-Amour. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: Traded TE Jacob Hollister to the Seattle Seahawks. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: K Sebastian Janikowski announced his retirement. TENNESSEE TITANS: Waived NT Darius Kilgo. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS: Released LB Caleb Bailey, LB DJ Calhoun, DB Justin Gibbons, DL Evan Gill, DL James Hearns, WR Anthony Mahoungou, DL Damani Mosby, OL Brandon Smith and DB Jalen Spencer. Announced the retirement of DB Johnny Adams, WR Peter Berryman and OL Curtis Krahn. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS: Signed WR Josh Stewart, DB Christian Boutte and DB Mike Jones. GYMNASTICS USA GYMNASTICS: Named Dr. Edward Nyman director of sports medicine and science. HOCKEY National Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANES: Recalled G Alex Nedeljkovic and D Jake Bean from Charlotte (AHL). American Hockey League GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS: Signed D Charle-Édouard D’Astous to a two-year contract. COLLEGE DAYTON: Named Tee Overman defensive coordinator, Brian Steiner special teams coordinator/defensive ends coach, James Daniels flyers coach, Christian Bryan wide receivers coach and Scott Horcher cornerbacks coach. EMORY & HENRY: Named Ben Thompson men’s basketball coach. TCU: Named Tony Benford men’s assistant basketball coach. TEXAS TECH: Signed men’s basketball coach Chris Beard to contract extension through the 2024-25 season.

TUESDAY Post: 1 p.m. FIRST: 5F, NW3L $4,000 CLM PP HORSE 1 Jochero 2 W W Russian Gold 3 Sircorri 4 Willow Ridge 5 Crafty Prospect SECOND: 1 MILE, F&M $4,000 MCL PP HORSE 1 Pasture Ornament 2 Caliche Lane 3 Rosie’s Flame 4 Hamcat 5 Dixie Lee Attack 6 Summer Seashell THIRD: 5F, CND $3,200 CLM PP HORSE 1 Trouncer 2 Flaunt 3 Morninglover Rambo 4 Wildwoodsummertime 5 Tyler T 6 Thisduckcanfly 7 Peteizum Fourth: 5F, F&M $4,000 AOC PP HORSE 1 Boohoo Sue 2 Precious Kowgirl 3 Hammered 4 Dr. Winn Kyi 5 See Grace Fly By FIFTH: 5F, F&M CND $3,200 CLM PP HORSE 1 Holyhoot 2 Daddy Was a Hussla 3 Sassy and Regal 4 Ice Attack 5 Praisem 6 Marnate 7 Serena’s Halo SIXTH: 5F, $10,000 AOC PP HORSE 1 American Heritage 2 Diamond Maximus 3 Barton Attack 4 Jolly Ghaaly 5 Thunder Down Under 6 Wildwood Willy SEVENTH: 5F, F&M $4,000 MCL PP HORSE 1 Phantasmic 2 Shrimp 3 Lion’s Wager 4 Hero’s and Dreams 5 Fu Peggy 6 Holy Ekati 7 Cubbie Girl North 8 Affirmance

Area holes in one

JOCKEY Lopez Retana Emigh Bailon Arrieta

ODDS 4-1 3-1 9-5 5-2 6-1

JOCKEY Lopez Tavares Arrieta Diego Molina Emigh Bailon

ODDS 6-1 5-1 6-1 8-1 2-1 7-2 6-1

JOCKEY ODDS Molina 9-5 Lopez 6-1 Thurman 30-1 Emigh 8-5 Diego 8-1 Arrieta 9-2 JOCKEY ODDS Thurman 20-1 Lopez 7-2 Molina 5-2 Vanden Berg 3-1 Bailon 5-1 Simpson 4-1 Diego 20-1 Arrieta 30-1

GOLF LPGA Money Leaders Money $1,070,93 $703,472 $530,799 $526,860 $523,408 $411,430 $377,023 $374,927 $365,176 $336,112 $335,585 $333,570 $257,866 $247,235 $246,956 $246,256 $241,741 $222,170 $219,346 $206,423 $202,932 $201,088 $198,846 $193,792 $183,527 $170,588 $168,794 $168,150 $166,789 $158,640 $149,054 $147,123 $145,794 $134,827 $130,349 $126,830 $126,099 $122,496 $120,570 $118,437 $112,604 $112,553 $111,415 $110,363 $109,312 $106,256 $104,065 $101,975 $101,297 $100,783

TONIGHT

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

A t-storm in the area WIND SE 7-14 mph

Showers, heavy t-storms WIND S 10-20 mph

Cloudy with a t-storm WIND SSW 8-16 mph

Cloudy with times of rain WIND SW 8-16 mph

Mainly cloudy

Mostly cloudy

WIND NE 6-12 mph

WIND N 6-12 mph

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

Unsettled weather is the mode we are in for the next couple of days. Watch for more storms to roll in from time to time, especially tonight when the storms could be severe.

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Peoria 55 74 Macomb 59/57 59/57 Bloomington Urbana 60/57 65/62

Kirksville 62/56

Quincy 65/61

Decatur 67/64

Springfield 57 67/63 Effingham 70 55 74/64

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Columbia 70 75/64 St. Louis Mount Jefferson Vernon 79/67 City 79/67 77/64 Union 55 77/65 57 44 Rolla Carbondale 76/63 81/68 Farmington 79/66 Cape Girardeau 82/66 Springfield 76/63 Poplar Bluff West Plains 81/67 55 75/65

Joplin 76/64

44

RIVER AND LAKE LEVELS

Flood Stage 24 hour Stage (ft.) Mon. 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

16 21.21 +0.26 15 19.60 +0.01 25 29.92 +0.10 26 30.56 -0.18 18 23.70 -0.22 419 420.62 -0.38 21 24.32 -0.38 30 30.94 -0.28 27 34.08 -0.38 32 38.06 -0.27 16.45 +0.28 15.36 -0.58 17.59 -0.34

73

70

63

60 50

57

56

Forecast Temperature 79 75

W

79

Average High 78

68 61 52

T

67

57

5.19 10.87 28.08

-0.73 -1.85 -0.37

15

3.46

-0.24

40

48.74

-0.29

359.20 368.98 507.42 656.52 709.55 662.92 915.54 841.24 597.19 410.75 606.70 445.64

+0.20 +0.12 +0.45 -0.03 -0.05 +0.22 -0.05 +0.02 -0.08 -0.16 +0.01 -0.14

F

43 S

41 S

M

T

Average Low 76

71

72

73

55

56

55

57

T

F

S

S

64

53

49

40

T

15 16 24

TEMPERATURE TRENDS

Daily Temperature 80

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

21.75 -0.02 17.54 -0.02 18.62 -0.24 15.61 -0.08 22.05 -0.09

20 18 14

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

Location

Seattle 66/43

Chief Meteorologist Glenn Zimmerman

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Pollen Yesterday

Trees Weeds Grass Mold

High - 560 Absent Moderate - 5 Low - 5757

Source: St. Louis County Degree days are an indicator of energy needs. The more the total degree days, the more energy is necessary to cool.

Monday Month to date Normal month to date Since January 1 Normal since January 1

0 31 40 31 42

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

73° 4 p.m.

70° 8 p.m.

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

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3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11+

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

Today’s Air Quality

Billings 38/31

airnow.gov

Good Moderate Unhealthy Unhealthy Very Hazardous (sensitive) Unhealthy

Skywatch Rise

Set

6:06 a.m. 4:19 a.m.

7:52 p.m. 3:48 p.m.

New Moon

First Quarter

Full Moon

Last Quarter

May 4

May 11

May 18

May 26

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Pts 92 91 70 68 66 65 54 51 50 50 46 43 42 42 40 38 35 31 26 14

Montreal 52/32 Toronto 49/38

Minneapolis 48/40

Denver 53/37

Kansas City 65/51

New York 68/49 Detroit 55/46 Washington 81/61

Atlanta 87/66

El Paso 83/59 Houston 85/72

Chihuahua 90/52

Miami 86/75

Monterrey 98/67

Cold front

Warm front

City

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

54/38/r 70/47/c 54/39/pc 87/66/s 85/72/c 81/58/c 88/67/pc 58/33/s 50/42/c 85/64/s 84/62/pc 87/65/s 50/47/r 78/65/t 54/51/r 81/71/t 84/68/s 53/37/sh 51/44/r 79/68/s 55/46/r 58/41/sh 83/68/pc 85/72/pc 69/64/t 65/51/t 79/60/s 83/67/c

National Extremes

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

Stationary front

Today Wednesday Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W

High: 96 Presidio, Texas

City

76

61

GA 22 20 36 39 49 51 44 47 44 52 54 48 45 65 63 61 55 66 76 74

(Home teams listed first) QUARTERFINALS First Leg Tuesday, April 9 Liverpool (England) 2, Porto (Portugal) 0 Tottenham (England) 1, Manchester City (England) 0 Wednesday, April 10 Ajax (Netherlands) 1, Juventus (Italy) 1 Manchester United (England) 0, Barcelona (Spain) 1 Second Leg Tuesday, April 16 Barcelona (Spain) 3, Manchester United (England) 0, Barcelona advanced on 4-0 aggregate Juventus (Italy) 1, Ajax (Netherlands) 2, Ajax advanced on 3-2 aggregate Wednesday, April 17 Manchester City (England) 4, Tottenham (England) 3, 4-4 aggregate, Tottenham advanced on 3-0 away goals Porto (Portugal) 1, Liverpool (England) 4, Liverpool advanced on 6-1 aggregate SEMIFINALS First leg Tuesday, April 30 Tottenham (England) vs. Ajax (Netherlands), 2 p.m. Wednesday Barcelona (Spain) vs. Liverpool (England), 2 p.m. Second leg Tuesday, May 7 Liverpool (England) vs. Barcelona (Spain), 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 Ajax (Netherlands) vs. Tottenham (England), 2 p.m. CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday, June 1 At Madrid Semifinal winners, 2 p.m.

Los Angeles 65/53

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

Sun Moon

GF 90 84 65 60 69 64 46 51 50 51 45 43 36 52 44 44 33 30 34 20

Champions League

Winnipeg 47/33

San Francisco 64/49

Cooling Degree Days

1

W D L 30 2 4 28 7 1 23 1 12 20 8 8 20 6 10 19 8 9 15 9 12 15 6 15 14 8 14 14 8 14 13 7 16 12 7 17 11 9 16 12 6 18 11 7 18 9 11 16 9 8 19 9 4 23 7 5 24 3 5 28 Friday Everton vs. Burnley 2 p.m. Saturday Bournemouth vs. Tottenham 6:30 a.m. West Ham vs. Southampton, 9 a.m. Wolverhampton vs. Fulham, 9 a.m. Cardiff vs. Crystal Palace, 11:30 a.m. Newcastle vs. Liverpool, 1:45 p.m. Sunday Chelsea vs. Watford, 8 a.m. Huddersfield vs. Man United, 8 a.m. Arsenal vs. Brighton, 10:30 a.m.

Chicago 50/47

Temperature High/low 75°/53° Normal high/low 72°/52° Last year high/low 65°/40° Record high 91° (1899) Record low 32° (1874) Precipitation 24 hrs through 5 p.m. Mon. 0.01” Month to date (normal) 4.38” (3.56”) Year to date (normal) 16.50” (11.52”) Record for this date 3.15” (2017)

0

GP 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36

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

ALMANAC

70° noon

English Premier League

Man City Liverpool Tottenham Chelsea Arsenal Man United Wolverhampton Leicester Everton Watford West Ham Crystal Palace Newcastle Bournemouth Burnley Southampton Brighton Cardiff Fulham Huddersfield

NATIONAL OUTLOOK

Statistics through 5 p.m. Monday

61° 8 a.m.

Money $5,394,944 $4,485,399 $4,854,964 $3,199,473 $3,972,139 $3,075,538 $3,545,927 $3,020,845 $2,853,167 $2,604,266 $2,745,300 $2,684,854 $2,700,854 $3,027,438 $2,319,890 $2,804,717 $2,293,980 $2,431,269 $2,338,840 $2,282,750 $2,118,629 $2,021,293 $1,951,854 $1,830,930 $1,830,373 $2,167,595 $1,574,843 $1,675,485 $2,187,583 $1,662,850 $1,632,098 $1,931,552 $2,058,571 $1,659,190 $1,766,959 $1,515,091 $1,670,539 $1,641,946 $1,611,629 $1,446,406 $1,523,413 $1,416,810 $1,307,493 $1,564,326 $1,152,412 $1,397,424 $1,255,044 $1,293,104 $1,329,407 $1,355,696 $1,263,886 $1,208,047 $1,292,177 $1,202,849 $1,241,841 $1,028,191 $1,071,055 $1,079,238 $1,242,787 $1,035,535 $937,554 $1,160,711 $1,060,654 $916,755 $925,414 $919,457 $978,048 $799,051 $948,122 $1,111,460 $822,389 $897,051 $922,491 $834,536 $926,342 $692,155 $807,047 $882,193 $846,277 $795,837 $769,701 $955,083 $854,847 $721,036 $734,569 $750,121 $733,481 $723,005 $705,434 $819,894 $608,649 $730,938 $620,074 $638,629 $721,265 $607,793 $522,194 $592,569 $591,117 $528,910 $607,232 $576,829 $581,014 $502,389 $568,916 $545,191 $497,787 $491,177 $590,452 $471,212 $482,480 $512,340 $544,570 $551,897

GA 10 14 10 13 11 14 12 13 9 8 14 19 GA 8 8 12 9 8 15 16 15 19 19 12 24

Areas of drenching rain with the risk of localized flooding will extend from New England to the central Plains today. The greatest risk of severe thunderstorms will stretch from the southern Plains to the middle Mississippi Valley. Areas of rain and heavy mountain snow will affect the interior West. Heat will build in the Southeast.

78° 64° 71° 55° 72° 56° 73° 55°

REGIONAL OUTLOOK

Kansas City 65/51

Through April 28 Points 1. Matt Kuchar 2,030 2. Xander Schauffele 1,562 3. Rory McIlroy 1,457 4. Paul Casey 1,261 5. Dustin Johnson 1,242 6. Jon Rahm 1,136 7. Brooks Koepka 1,121 8. Gary Woodland 1,102 9. Rickie Fowler 1,088 10. Charles Howell III 1,086 11. Justin Thomas 1,064 12. Marc Leishman 1,050 13. Kevin Kisner 958 14. Francesco Molinari 909 15. Patrick Cantlay 905 16. Tiger Woods 888 17. Phil Mickelson 886 18. Justin Rose 877 19. Ryan Palmer 876 20. Corey Conners 862 21. Bryson DeChambeau 815 772 22. Keith Mitchell 23. J.B. Holmes 768 24. Sungjae Im 747 25. Si Woo Kim 710 26. Tony Finau 701 27. Kevin Tway 699 28. C.T. Pan 693 29. Jim Furyk 692 30. Lucas Glover 679 31. Jason Kokrak 678 32. Tommy Fleetwood 671 33. Jason Day 653 34. Scott Piercy 651 35. Adam Scott 630 36. Cameron Champ 619 37. Rafa Cabrera Bello 611 38. Webb Simpson 601 39. Ian Poulter 598 40. Andrew Putnam 580 41. Brandt Snedeker 574 42. Ryan Moore 572 43. Adam Long 572 570 44. Hideki Matsuyama 45. Graeme McDowell 557 46. Louis Oosthuizen 541 47. Adam Hadwin 527 48. Danny Lee 520 49. Chez Reavie 518 50. Sergio Garcia 500 51. Charley Hoffman 497 52. Emiliano Grillo 484 53. Bubba Watson 474 54. Abraham Ancer 471 55. Branden Grace 469 56. Patrick Rodgers 454 57. Billy Horschel 447 58. Michael Thompson 447 59. Jhonattan Vegas 425 60. Chesson Hadley 423 61. J.T. Poston 420 62. Cameron Smith 413 63. Keegan Bradley 402 64. Brian Stuard 399 65. Joel Dahmen 394 66. Patrick Reed 393 67. Luke List 383 68. Aaron Baddeley 382 69. Sung Kang 378 70. Kiradech Aphibarnrat 377 71. Harold Varner III 374 72. Sam Ryder 374 73. Scott Stallings 372 74. Talor Gooch 364 75. J.J. Spaun 364 76. Martin Trainer 354 77. Kyoung-Hoon Lee 351 78. Kevin Streelman 349 79. Brian Gay 346 80. Scott Brown 343 81. Sam Burns 341 82. Byeong Hun An 336 83. Patton Kizzire 333 84. Ryan Armour 332 85. Adam Schenk 330 86. Rory Sabbatini 323 87. Chris Stroud 312 88. Tyrrell Hatton 296 89. Richy Werenski 294 90. Kevin Na 284 91. Wyndham Clark 283 92. Russell Knox 281 93. Nick Taylor 279 94. Vaughn Taylor 278 95. Aaron Wise 273 96. Troy Merritt 271 97. Peter Malnati 270 98. Bud Cauley 266 99. Denny McCarthy 260 100. Mackenzie Hughes 257 101. Ryan Blaum 255 102. Matt Every 253 103. Scott Langley 251 104. Roger Sloan 251 105. Brice Garnett 247 106. Hudson Swafford 242 107. Dominic Bozzelli 242 108. Trey Mullinax 240 109. Carlos Ortiz 238 110. Matt Jones 228 111. Zach Johnson 227 112. Roberto Castro 221 113. Kyle Stanley 219 114. Bronson Burgoon 219

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TODAY

67°

ODDS 12-1 9-2 7-2 1-1 3-1

JOCKEY Tavares Emigh Molina Bailon Simpson

Through April 28 Trn 8 9 8 8 8 8 9 6 7 9 7 6 6 9 9 9 6 9 7 6 7 6 9 8 7 4 7 8 3 9 7 6 8 7 8 7 8 7 7 8 8 8 6 8 8 5 5 10 8 7

MLS

EASTERN W L T Pts GF D.C. United 5 3 2 17 13 Montreal 5 3 2 17 12 Philadelphia 4 3 2 14 13 Toronto FC 4 2 1 13 19 Columbus 4 5 1 13 8 Orlando City 3 3 3 12 13 New York City FC 2 1 6 12 11 Chicago 2 4 3 9 12 New York 2 4 2 8 9 Atlanta 2 3 2 8 6 Cincinnati 2 5 2 8 8 New England 2 6 2 8 10 WESTERN W L T Pts GF Los Angeles FC 7 1 2 23 26 LA Galaxy 7 1 1 22 15 Seattle 5 1 3 18 18 FC Dallas 5 2 2 17 14 Houston 5 1 1 16 15 Minnesota United 4 3 2 14 18 Real Salt Lake 3 5 1 10 11 Sporting K.C. 2 2 4 10 19 San Jose 2 5 2 8 12 Portland 2 5 1 7 11 Vancouver 1 5 3 6 7 Colorado 0 7 2 2 12 NOTE: Three points for win, one point for tie. Wednesday Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Friday Vancouver at Colorado, 8 p.m. Saturday LA Galaxy at New York, 1 p.m. FC Dallas at Houston, 3 p.m. Toronto FC at Orlando City, 3 p.m. New York City FC at Montreal, 4 p.m. New England at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Columbus at D.C. United, 7 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota United, 7 p.m. Portland at Real Salt Lake, 8 p.m. Cincinnati at San Jose, 9 p.m. Chicago at Los Angeles FC, 9:30 p.m. Sunday Atlanta at Sporting K.C., 8 p.m.

PGA Tour FedEx Cup Leaders

JOCKEY ODDS Molina 20-1 Tavares 6-1 Bailon 12-1 U. Lopez 9-5 Simpson 30-1 Emigh 8-5 W. Lopez 4-1

1. Jin Young Ko 2. Minjee Lee 3. Nelly Korda 4. Brooke M.Henderson 5. Eun-Hee Ji 6. Carlota Ciganda 7. Mi Hyang Lee 8. Sung Hyun Park 9. Amy Yang 10. Azahara Munoz 11. Danielle Kang 12. Nasa Hataoka 13. Lexi Thompson 14. Moriya Jutanugarn 15. Gaby Lopez 16. Ariya Jutanugarn 17. Hyo Joo Kim 18. Celine Boutier 19. Sei Young Kim 20. Inbee Park 21. Mirim Lee 22. Jeongeun Lee 23. Yu Liu 24. Shanshan Feng 25. Jenny Shin 26. In-Kyung Kim 27. Haru Nomura 28. Lydia Ko 29. Jessica Korda 30. Katherine Kirk 31. Jodi Ewart Shadoff 32. Stacy Lewis 33. Annie Park 34. Charlotte Thomas 35. Amy Olson 36. Kristen Gillman 37. Chella Choi 38. Angel Yin 39. Megan Khang 40. Wei-Ling Hsu 41. Cristie Kerr 42. Ally McDonald 43. Morgan Pressel 44. Lizette Salas 45. Brittany Altomare 46. Mi Jung Hur 47. Jing Yan 48. Jasmine Suwannapura 49. Su Oh 50. Alena Sharp

PRO SOCCER

Pheasant Run • Michael Moresi, hole No. 6, 105 yards, sand wedge, April 27.

JOCKEY ODDS Lopez 12-1 Emigh 9-2 Tavares 3-1 Diego 10-1 Thurman 5-1 Arrieta 6-5

ST. LOUIS FIVE-DAY FORECAST

79°

M 2 • TUeSDAy • 04.30.2019

54/47/r 74/47/s 53/41/pc 85/66/pc 83/70/t 70/62/c 85/67/pc 61/41/s 55/44/c 85/63/pc 88/62/pc 87/65/pc 68/44/r 80/62/c 78/62/t 79/66/t 83/69/pc 50/32/c 61/48/c 79/68/c 73/55/t 58/46/r 83/71/s 84/72/c 75/62/t 66/54/c 78/60/pc 80/67/r

Showers

T-storms

City

Rain

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

Flurries

Snow

Ice

Today Wednesday Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W

65/53/pc 86/70/c 85/69/c 86/75/s 45/42/r 48/40/r 89/63/s 86/69/pc 84/70/pc 68/49/c 74/64/t 54/44/r 89/69/pc 78/53/t 84/64/pc 64/56/t 47/34/sh 71/43/s 71/47/pc 55/37/c 83/73/t 67/59/pc 64/49/pc 66/43/s 91/71/s 82/55/s 81/61/pc 67/52/t

68/53/pc 84/66/c 81/68/c 84/74/s 52/41/r 53/42/r 86/62/t 86/65/c 85/69/c 56/50/sh 79/57/t 61/47/c 88/67/pc 62/56/sh 87/66/s 81/64/t 52/38/c 70/44/s 78/48/s 54/39/pc 82/72/t 68/58/pc 69/49/s 64/45/s 90/70/pc 87/56/s 74/65/c 71/52/c

Monday in the 48 contiguous states Low: 5 St. Mary, Mont.

WORLD FORECAST

Today Wednesday Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W

59/44/pc 73/56/pc 94/67/pc 98/79/t 73/51/s 65/46/s 64/43/c 93/73/pc 87/76/pc 55/41/r 86/72/t 78/55/pc 73/46/s 65/45/pc 78/51/pc 106/78/s

59/45/pc 71/55/pc 97/68/s 100/82/s 81/53/s 66/46/sh 68/52/s 100/77/s 87/76/s 56/42/pc 81/73/t 82/63/s 75/49/s 61/46/pc 79/53/pc 106/80/s

City

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

Today Wednesday Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W

81/55/pc 52/32/c 53/33/pc 83/72/s 77/59/c 110/78/pc 64/43/pc 82/74/pc 64/49/pc 87/76/pc 75/45/s 71/49/pc 76/63/pc 61/60/r 49/38/c 60/42/s

81/54/pc 43/35/sh 57/41/s 82/72/t 80/60/pc 109/79/pc 67/48/pc 86/75/pc 64/48/s 85/77/pc 79/47/pc 70/46/pc 74/64/c 70/61/r 48/39/r 56/44/pc

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


FOOTBALL

04.30.2019 • Tuesday • M 1

sT. LOuIs POsT-dIsPaTCH • B9

Janikowski will retire after 18 seasons NFL NOTEBOOK

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Former Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski is set to retire after an 18-year career. Janikowski spent 17 seasons with Oakland before kicking last season with Seattle after signing a one-year deal. Janikowski’s agent, Paul Healy, confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that his client intends to retire. Janikowski, 41, told ESPN over the weekend he didn’t believe his body could handle kicking in the NFL anymore. The Raiders took Janikowski with the 17th overall pick in the 2000 draft out of Florida State. Nicknamed “Seabass,” Janikowski converted 80.4% of his field goal attempts during his career, including a career long of 63 yards during the 2011 season, the only time he was selected for the Pro Bowl. The kick at the time matched the NFL record for longest field goal made. Janikowski was synonymous with the Raiders during his tenure in Oakland. He played in 268 regular-season games for the Raiders and made more than 30 field goals in three straight seasons from 2010-12, including a league-high 33 in 2010.

and Jamon Brown before making guard Chris Lindstrom the team’s first pick of the NFL draft. Lindstrom is expected to compete for the starting job at right guard. The Falcons continued to focus on their offensive line when they drafted tackle Kaleb McGary of Washington late in the first round. The 30-year-old Fusco has started in 87 of 90 games with Minnesota, San Francisco and Atlanta.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Sebastian Janikowski made 80.4 percent of his field goals over 18 seasons, including 17 with the Raiders.

The team placed Shazier on the physically unable to perform list on Monday, allowing him more time to continue his rehabilitation from a lower spine injury suffered against Cincinnati in December 2017. The 26-year-old Shazier, a two-time Pro Bowler, remains committed to playing in the NFL again. He has chronicled his physical progress over the last 18 months through various social media accounts and continues to be heavily involved in team activities, including scouting col-

Shazier to miss season • Injured Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier will miss a second straight season while recovering from spinal surgery.

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lege players and serving as a de facto coach for the team’s inside linebackers. Falcons release Fusco • The Atlanta Falcons have released guard Brandon Fusco after bolstering the position in free agency and last week’s NFL draft. Fusco started the first seven games at right guard last season before suffering a season-ending right ankle injury against the New York Giants on Oct. 22. The Falcons signed freeagent guards James Carpenter

Seattle acquires Hollister • The Seattle Seahawks have acquired tight end Jacob Hollister from the New England Patriots in exchange for a conditional 2020 seventh-round draft pick. Seattle chose not to address the tight end position in the draft last week. But the Seahawks do need depth there with Will Dissly coming off a patellar tendon tear suffered last season. The Seahawks also have Nick Vannett, Ed Dickson and Tyrone Swoopes on the roster. Hollister appeared in eight games last season for New England and 23 over his two years with the Patriots. He’s rarely been a factor in the passing game, with only eight career catches on 16 targets. Hollister was primarily a special teams contributor in New England.

RIDES

NY draft pick shot, friend killed • Two Washburn University football players who were shot outside of an off-campus house party hours after one of them was drafted by the New York Giants were “in the wrong place at the wrong time,” authorities said Monday. The shooting early Sunday killed defensive back Dwane Simmons and injured cornerback Corey Ballentine, whom the Giants drafted in the sixth round on Saturday. Authorities haven’t disclosed the exact nature of Balletine’s injuries, but they weren’t considered life-threatening and the school said he’s expected to make a full recovery. It wasn’t clear if he was still hospitalized Monday. Topeka Police Chief Bill Cochran said a preliminary investigation showed that Simmons and Ballentine were among roughly 50 people at the party. Other moves • The Green Bay Packers have released guard Nico Siragusa and safety Jason Thompson. ... A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the Cleveland Browns are signing undrafted Scottish free agent punter Jamie Gillan from Arkansas-Pine Bluff. ... The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with quarterback Jake Browning, who went undrafted after a record-setting career at Washington.

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'13 Dodge Challenger SRT8, coupe, 8 cyl., RWD, manual, black, 9k mi., #12808A $29,000

'16 Lexus GS 350: 4 Door Sedan, 34K Miles, Clean Carfax $32,992 #P9588

'18 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT, double ca b pickup, 8 cyl., 4wd, a uto, 4k mi., #420200A $34,990

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'18 Audi Q5 Prem/Tech Prem, quattro Sport Utility, 4 cyl., awd, auto, 21k, #P9675 $32,992

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Voit trade is shaping up as one of Cardinals’ most regrettable FREDERICKSON • FROM B1

office. Voit, looking sick, moves toward the door. Jackson stops him and reveals it’s just a prank. The room erupts in laughter. If this moment — the prank really did happen to Voit last season — does not make the movie, it’s a shame. The silver screen is where Voit’s story seems to be headed every time we check in. We assume it will fade to black, like the career of most players the Cardinals trade away. Instead it gets more remarkable. The 28-year-old native of Wildwood and product of Lafayette High on Monday was named American League player of the week for the second time in his 67-game Yankees career. He spent the past week carrying the injuryplagued Bronx Bombers to a 6-1 surge thanks to his slash line of .433/.528/.867 with four homers and 10 RBIs. He’s now tied for the Yanks’ team lead in home runs (eight) and has seven more RBIs (25) than any of his teammates. Judge, Stanton, Miguel Andujar, Didi Gregorius, Troy Tulowitzki and others are on the injured list. More Yankees seem to go down every inning. They’re hanging by a pinstripe. Voit’s power continues to provide. Former Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel had a perfect Pinkel-ism for stories like Voit’s. He broke it out after former Tigers running back Henry Josey returned from a gruesome knee injury. “A storybook story,” Pinkel said. The phrase applies here. Voit was the hometown slugger who grew up idolizing Mark McGwire. The Cardinals drafted him out of Missouri State, and he debuted in 2017, a converted catcher turned first baseman who was always intriguing thanks to his power, but never so much so that the Cardinals cleared a spot for him. His grandma paid him for his home runs. He hit five for the Cardinals. Nice story. Short story. Or so we thought. Voit was traded for relievers, seemingly destined to become another Cardinal shipped out and never heard from again. Then came the plot twist. A player the Cardinals seemed ready to forget has instead made clear his intent to go down as one of the most regrettable Redbirds trades in recent memory, no offense to Chasen Shreve and Giovanny Gallegos. The 22nd-round draft pick is now greeted with chants of “Luuuuke!” by a fan base known for its fickleness. He’s batting second in the Yankees’ lineup, flexing his strength while teammates heal. He holds an active on-base streak of 39 games, the Yankees’ best since Mark Teixeira made it 42 in 2010. “He’s a really good hitter,” Boone told Big Apple scribes over the weekend. “He’s getting off his A-swing a lot, but really controlling the strike zone. Look, it’s what we believe him to be. It’s not surprising. At all.” Perhaps we should stop being surprised. Since Voit made his Yankees debut on Aug. 2, 2018, he ranks sixth in baseball in home runs (22) and fourth in RBIs (58). The only hitters with 200-plus at-bats during that span who have a higher slugging percentage than Voit’s .622 are reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich and Dodgers All-Star first baseman Cody Bellinger. And get this: Among first basemen with 200-plus at-bats during Voit’s days as a Yankee, Voit ranks first in at-bats per home run (10.82) and second in at-bats per RBI (4.10). These numbers would make Voit beloved in NYC even if he had the personality of burnt toast. He doesn’t. Yankees fans have fallen for him. Can you blame them? Voit borrows a teammate’s bat, then rakes with it. He throws up one-handed bench presses. He leaves his uniform collar unbuttoned, so his chest hair sprouts out. He

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wraps his teammates in Little League-style bear hugs. He makes his own T-shirts. Everything he does screams that he’s loving every moment of this ride. “I love that,” Jackson said this spring after the Hall of Famer who is no stranger to brashness shared the details of his weight room prank on Voit. “I’m a car collector,” Jackson added then. “I own Dodge truck, Chevy truck dealerships. I just looked at Voit, and he looked like a big sodbuster, like a big guy who would

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EVERYDAY

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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. For best results, readers should refer to the dates following each sign. HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2019: This year, you’ll express unusual creativity. You often surprise others with your unique ideas and decisions. Try to eye situations with detachment. If single, you make friends easily, but people often misread your smile and positive attitude. You take your time trusting and getting to know a person. If you’re attached, you and your partner look to travel less but have more togetherness. PISCES helps you zero in on what you want. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Your fiery temperament comes out early in the day. Woe to anyone who crosses your path. As a result, a discussion and adjustment could ensue. Opportunities come from left field. Take a hard look at one that appears to be excellent. Tonight: Get some extra R and R. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHH A meeting or key decision could dominate your thoughts and choices. You could discover that someone else might be pressuring you to accomplish a project. As a result, your finances could be affected. Use good sense. Tonight: Think, then slow down and relax with friends. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH Take a stand. Slow down and observe others’ reactions. You might not be pleased by what’s being shared by one person, but in general, most comments are constructive. Curb a tendency to make sarcastic comments. Tonight: As you like it. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHHYour sense of rhythm and your thoughts could be off. Before you make decisions that could affect your work, do more thinking. If you become too impulsive, you might not be pleased by the end results. Tonight: Share ideas with a trusted friend. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHH Deal directly with a partner. Although there might be more Sturm und Drang, in the long run, you need to know what’s going on. You might feel pushed by a friend who has strong opinions. You might feel sorry that you shared anything about the issue with this person. Tonight: Dinner for two.

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VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH You might find it difficult to allow a partner or associate to run with the ball. Sometimes, deferring is the best way to go. Each of you has strengths and liabilities. You need to admit that the other party is far more innovative than you are. Tonight: Go along with a suggestion. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHH You have the unique ability to read between the lines. Your effectiveness is based on timing as well. Allow others to reveal their thoughts. Weigh the pros and cons of a problem and its suggested solutions. Tonight: Say little -for now. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHHH At the moment, your imagination seems fertile. How and where you direct this energy depends on you. Be smart; focus on an area where you’ll make a difference. Others will appreciate your suggestion. Tonight: Manifest a wish. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHH Pressure builds around you. You have the desire to please or work with a boss as well as a family member. You could have an issue with time or direction. Slow down; take a hard look at what you’re juggling. Know that you can handle it all. Tonight: Keep your focus. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHHH Reach out for someone with whom you enjoy sharing. You could easily debate the pros and cons of an idea. Your creativity could be spurred on by a brainstorming session. Speak your mind, yet also detach; see the impact on others. Tonight: Hang out with friends. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHHH One-on-one relating draws the attention of a partner. You both have excellent ideas. While you’re more idealistic, the other party is far more practical. Don’t be critical. Work together. Each of you has assets. Tonight: Chat and share over dinner. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHHH What you say has an impact. Express your feelings with diplomacy so that the other party can see what’s positive without feeling threatened. Defer to others; listen to various suggestions. The more input you get, the better your concept will be. Tonight: All smiles. BORN TODAY Actress Gal Gadot (1985), actress Cloris Leachman (1926), actress Kirsten Dunst (1982)

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DEAR ABBY

WHAT’S THE DIFF?

Reject friend’s rude request Dear Abby • My best friend of 40 years has asked me to fly to her son’s wedding in a few months, arrive early to help with everything and not be included in the rehearsal dinner. I explained that I’m not going to spend more than $1,000 to fly out early, stay in a hotel, rent a car and not attend the dinner I’ve helped set up, decorate, etc. She said she’s not inviting outof-town guests to the rehearsal dinner, and it’s family only. She then uninvited me to the wedding and hung up on me! We haven’t spoken since. Am I crazy or was she? — No One’s Slave Dear No One’s • What happened proves the truth of the adage that weddings and funerals can bring out the worst in people. Your friend’s request was insensitive and rude. You would have been more than “an out-of-town guest,” and you should have been thanked for your efforts AT THE DINNER.

Dear Abby • I’ve dated a guy for three months now, and I still can’t be completely open with him. I am afraid the real me isn’t that likable, so I have become less talkative in this relationship. Each time we go out, he’s always the talker, and when I want to say something, I clam up. I like him a lot, and I don’t like myself being this way. I am outgoing and talkative when I’m with my friends. I LIKE the way I am when I am with them because I feel free and relaxed. He has started to complain about my quietness, and it’s upsetting. Should I continue this relationship? — Not Quiet in the Midwest Dear Not Quiet • Stop hiding in a self-imposed “closet” and show this person who you really are. Whether the relationship survives I can’t guess, but I have a premonition that he will like you even better than he has for the last three months. Dear Abby • I have a limited

income with which I support myself and my four children. When it comes to clothing, my kids’ needs obviously come first, and most of my money goes to buying their clothes. The majority of mine come from clothing banks. My problem is, when someone compliments me on an outfit I’m wearing and asks where I got it, I don’t know what to say. I’m embarrassed to say it’s from a clothing bank, but at the same time I don’t like lying. Any suggestions? — Smalltown Poor Dear Smalltown Poor • I do have one. When you are complimented on an item of clothing, say thank you. And if the person asks where you bought it, say it was given to you. It’s the truth. It was given to you at the clothing bank. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

MISS MANNERS

Don’t give nosy partygoers any material Dear Miss Manners • Occasionally I have to attend professional meetings or social activities where alcohol is served. I don’t drink due to religious considerations. I just get tea, coffee or soda. I wouldn’t think this would be an issue, but every time, some person comes up and questions my lack of an alcoholic drink. I say it is against my religion and figure they will move on, but invariably, they say, “So you are a lapsed Catholic?” or something similar. When I say I have never been Catholic, but instead follow a mainline Protestant religion, they still don’t back off. Instead, they challenge me like I am lying, and argue with me about my last name or my Catholic relatives. These exchanges always end with them stomping off in a huff.

Am I missing something here? Are people just much more boorish than in the past? I can’t imagine challenging people’s declared religion. And why would you care anyway what someone is consuming, or what their religion is? Gentle Reader • Why, indeed? And why did you bring religion into the exchange? Miss Manners sympathizes with your being pestered; she is well aware that the sight of a partygoer who is not holding a drink drives other guests to open belligerent interrogations. But that is all the more reason not to supply them with material of any kind. The simplest defense is to ask for or hold another drink — water or whatever — but you are already doing that. The answer to why you are not drinking alcohol is “Because I wanted tea.”

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If that doesn’t end it, you could ask, “And what do you like to drink?” — which should establish what a pathetic conversational topic that is. Or “Excuse me, I think I’ll go freshen my soda.” Dear Miss Manners • When you find you must exit from a theater seat during a performance, do you face those seated on your row, or face forward? I’ve never heard which is proper. Gentle Reader • You approach those who are seated to excuse yourself, with a whisper and an anguished look to serve as an excuse for leaving during the performance, however dreadful it may be. But you then turn away to pass in front of them.

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Dear Dr. Roach • I am on blood thinners, so I am unable to take ibuprofen or naproxen for pain. Do you know of anything I can take to help with pain? — K.B. Answer • The body has two ways of clotting blood: the blood clotting factors and platelets, which are special blood clotting cells. Warfarin (Coumadin), like newer agents such as dabigatran (Pradaxa) or rivaroxaban (Xarelto), work as anticoagulants, blocking proteins that help clot the blood. They don’t actually “thin” the blood; that would mean a change in viscosity. Aspirin and NSAID drugs, like ibuprofen or naproxen (Aleve and others), affect platelets. If both the platelet system and the factor system are decreased due to medication, then the risk for abnormal bleeding goes up. This does not mean people can never take aspirin or NSAIDs if they are on a medication to reduce clotting risk, but it does mean that a careful evaluation must be done. In other words, your doctor should be able to tell you how often, if ever, you can take these pain relievers. If you can’t take any, then acetaminophen (Tylenol) is usually the safest bet. However, too much acetaminophen can increase the effect of warfarin. Dear Dr. Roach • My sister is having a problem with severe pressure in her head. She went to a neurologist and was diagnosed with arthritis in her head. He is investigating whether it has gone into her spine. Can a person get arthritis in the head? — P.W. Answer • “Arthritis” comes from the Greek word “arthron” meaning “joint,” and “-itis,” which always means “inflammation.” So, arthritis is inflammation of the joints. Inflammation has five cardinal findings: calor (warmth), rubror (redness), dolor (pain), tumor (swelling) and functio laesa (loss of function). People often use the term “arthritis” when they mean they have joint pain without inflammation, which is really called arthralgia. Still, “arthritis” is commonly used to describe joint pain even if strictly speaking, it’s arthralgia. The skull itself has only one joint that typically gets arthritis or arthralgia. This is the temporalmandibular joint, where the jawbone attaches. The neck, however, has many joints, and the cervical spine is a common place for arthralgia and arthritis. The skull rests on the first vertebra of the neck, called the atlas. The atlas, in turn, rests on the axis, the second cervical vertebra. While arthritis can happen at the skull/neck joints, my experience is that joint pain is much more common lower in the cervical spine.

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