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CHARGE DISMISSED GREITENS CALLS GARDNER’S DECISION ‘A GREAT VICTORY’

PROSECUTORS

Gardner may seek a special prosecutor to refile the charge, which must occur in less than a month DEFENSE LAWYERS

Greitens’ team, who have been accusing circuit attorney of misconduct, planned to call her as witness WHAT’S NEXT

An investigation by legislative leaders continues, with a special session to begin Friday

ROBERT COHEN • rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens leaves the Civil Courts building after speaking with reporters on Monday. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner dropped a felony charge of invasion of privacy after Circuit Judge Rex Burlison ruled that she could be called as a witness at trial.

BY ROBERT PATRICK, ERIN HEFFERNAN AND NASSIM BENCHAABANE St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS • Prosecutors dismissed a criminal charge against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens after a judge ruled Monday that his lawyers could potentially call Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner as a witness. The circuit attorney’s office said it would refile the felony charge of invasion

PHOTO BY RYAN MICHALESKO

Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Monday.

of privacy through a special prosecutor or by Gardner assigning it to one of her assistants. Lawyers for the governor said they do not think the charge will be refiled. “The real reason why this case was dismissed was there was no evidence,” said defense attorney Jim Bennett. Greitens and his attorneys lauded the move as a “great victory” as they spoke to the media on the courthouse steps Mon-

day afternoon. “Today prosecutors dropped the false charges against me,” Greitens said in brief remarks. “This is a great victory, and it has been a long time coming. This experience has been humbling, and I have emerged from it a changed man.” He apologized to his family, friends and the people of Missouri. See GREITENS • Page A4

LAWMAKERS SAY GREITENS’ LEGAL TEAM IS LAGGING ON SUBPOENAS > A4 • MISSOURI TIMES KICKED OUT OF NEWS ASSOCIATION > A6

MORE THAN 55 KILLED IN GAZA PROTESTS

Supreme Court ruling puts sports betting in the hands of states

Illinois upholds cancellation of East St. Louis boys track season BY KRISTEN TAKETA St. Louis Post-Dispatch

FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS

WASHINGTON • The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that kept most states from authorizing sports betting, a ruling that is sure to set off a scramble among the states to find a way into a billion-dollar business. The challenge was brought by New Jersey, which had said it could be ready within weeks of a favorable decision to offer sports betting at its racetracks and casinos. Other states are expected to act quickly as well. The underground sports betting economy in the United States is estimated to be worth at least $150 billion a year. Efforts to legalizing sports betting in Missouri have been introduced in the House and Senate, but the state Legislature is in its final week of its annual session and the prospects of any of the bills advancing to Gov. Eric Greitens’ desk are slim. Rep. Dean Plocher, R-Des Peres, is sponsoring one of the bills. “I would anticipate the filing of sports wagering

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Palestinian demonstrators carry an injured man who was shot Monday by Israeli troops during a deadly protest at the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel. BY FARES AKRAM AND JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press

GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP • In a jarring contrast, Israeli forces shot and killed at least 55 Palestinians and wounded more than 1,200 during mass protests Monday along the Gaza border, while just a few miles away Israel and the U.S. held a festive inauguration

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ceremony for the new American Embassy in contested Jerusalem. It was by far the deadliest day of cross-border violence since a devastating 2014 war between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers, and it further dimmed the already bleak prospects for President Donald Trump’s hoped-for peace

superintendent upheld the East St. Louis School District’s original decision to cancel the boys track season after a brawl in the stands at a meet last week. The state’s intervention reverses the East St. Louis School Board’s unanimous vote on Monday morning that attempted to reinstate the track season. The altercation started in the stands. But a “significant number” of members of the track team joined in, said district Superintendent Arthur Culver. Culver said he made the “difficult decision” to cancel the track season because he was worried for safety at future track meets. The School Board discussed the issue in closed session, then voted at an unscheduled special meeting Monday to overturn Culver’s decision. The board room was packed with more than 130 people, including students, clergy, activists, alumni and other community members who came out to protest the

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JOE’S ST. LOUIS

Guy gets a new gal: Hettiger to join Phillips for radio show JOE HOLLEMAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

WAVELENGTHS • A new voice will be heard regularly on your radio starting Monday, when KMOV (Channel 4) reporter Laura Hettiger joins Guy Phillips’ show on KTRS (550 AM). But rest easy, fans, the Flora, Ill., native will continue her duties at KMOV. Hettiger will appear on the wireless show from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, station Hettiger general manager Mark Dorsey said. She will take the place of Julie Buck, who moved up her shift and now teams with John Carney from noon to 3 p.m. At KMOV, Hettiger reports traffic on the morning newscast and co-hosts “Great Day St. Louis” in the midmorning time slot. She came to STL in July 2012 as a general assignment reporter. Previously, she worked in Charleston, S.C. LITTLE BIT LAUDED • Rosemary Hanley, executive director of the Little Bit Foundation in Brentwood, on Saturday was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. For the event, the 100 honorees were brought by ferry to the historic immigration center in New York Harbor to accept their awards and then be treated to a dinner in the center’s Great Hall. Hanley Hanley was a cofounder of the organization in 2001, using a friend’s basement as a headquarters. Since then, it has moved to a storage room at CBC High School, then to space provided by a furniture store, and now is operated out of an industrial park. The foundation helps with basic needs of students. In 2015 for example, the foundation gave out more than 19,000 uniform pants and shirts; 3,200 pairs of shoes; 4,700 hats, gloves and scarves; 2,300 winter coats and almost 1,700 backpacks. ADVANCE NOTICE • After 12 years, Civic Progress will be steered by a new executive director. On July 1, former Anheuser-Busch Cos. executive Tom Santel will take over

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Washington University Associate Dean Koong-Nah Chung (in black), poses with medical students Margery Gang (from left), Nakul Shah, Brooke Liang and Connor Liu.

the reins of the organization composed of 33 of the chief executives of STL’s largest employers. Santel will replace Tom Irwin, who is retiring on June 30. Santel “With the solid foundation Tom Irwin has laid, and the leadership and vision Tom Santel brings, I have every confidence that, together, we will create a better community,” organization President Suzanne Sitherwood said in a statement. Along with his career at the brewery, Santel completed a leadership fellowship at Harvard University and then launched Raising St. Louis, an early childhood program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Currently, Santel is board chairman at St. Louis University High School and serves on the boards of Boys Hope Girls Hope International, Grace Hill Settlement House and HomeWorks. SCHOLARLY SORTS • Two STL students were chosen as Missouri’s pair of U.S. Presidential Scholars. Michelle Li of Ballwin (Rockwood’s Marquette High School) and Alexander W. Donovan of Chesterfield (Mary Institute and Country Day School) were named last week as the two winners by the U.S. Department of Education. Six other STL students were among the state’s nine semifinalists:

Alexis Guffe, O’Fallon, Mo. (Liberty); William G. Howlett, Frontenac (John Burroughs School); Sohan A. Kancherla, St. Louis (Priory); Charles E. Loitman, Ladue (Ladue); Alan Peng, Fenton (Rockwood Summit); and Tong Zhao, Clayton (Clayton). The program began in 1964 and honors graduating seniors for their academic success and artistic excellence, as well as their community service.

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MEDICAL MARVELS • Four students at Washington University’s medical school have been selected as research fellows at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Margery Gang, Brooke Liang, Connor Liu and Nakul Shah will receive $43,000 in grant support so the students can spend a year studying biomedical research. Liu is one of only 14 students in the U.S. to quality for the program for a second year. Because of their selection, the four students also will participate in the university’s master’s degree program, which will allow them to earn dual degrees. Joe Holleman • 314-340-8254 @stlsherpa on Twitter jholleman@post-dispatch.com

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PEOPLE Markle’s father apparently bows out after pre-wedding gossip Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are requesting “understanding and respect” for Markle’s father after a celebrity news site reported he would not be coming to the royal wedding to walk his daughter down the aisle, Kensington Palace said Monday night. A palace statement on “this difficult situation” did not confirm the TMZ report that Thomas Markle had decided not to attend Saturday’s wedding at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. TMZ said Thomas Markle was upset over the way his decision to have staged paparazzi photos taken of him preparing for the wedding has been received and decided to miss the wedding to avoid embarrassing his daughter and the royal family. The site also said he suffered a heart attack less than a week ago. The palace said last week that Thomas Markle and his ex-wife, Doria Ragland, would play important roles in the wedding. Both were expected to meet Queen Elizabeth II and other senior royals. Monroe dress to help Lincoln museum • Struggling to pay back a loan used to buy Abraham Lincoln artifacts, the foundation that supports the 16th president’s library in Springfield, Ill., is selling a black wool dress once owned and worn by movie star Marilyn Monroe. The dress with a scooped neck is the centerpiece of nine items the Lincoln foundation is putting on the block June 23 in Las Vegas. The auctioneer estimates the dress is worth $40,000 to $60,000, but could sell for much more. It’s a windfall the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation could use. The group acquired the Monroe dress as part of a private collection of more than 1,000 items from Louise Taper 11 years ago. The foundation financed the purchase with the help of a $23 million loan, scoring gloves Lincoln wore the night he was assassinated in April 1865. The foundation has whittled the debt down to $9.7 million, but officials said they’ve run into trouble on the loan, which comes up for renewal in October 2019.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Counterculture icon Wavy Gravy is 82. Musician Brian Eno is 70. Actor Lee Horsley is 63. Actor Russell Hornsby is 44. Actress Alexandra Breckenridge is 36. Guitarist Nick Perri is 34. From news services

LOTTERY MULTISTATE GAMES POWERBALL Wednesday’s estimated jackpot: $280 million MEGA MILLIONS Tuesday’s estimated jackpot: $50 million LUCKY FOR LIFE Monday: 11-26-33-36-42 Lucky ball: 14

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NORMANDY > Security director leaves school district • Normandy school security director Fred Abernathy is no longer working for the school system, Superintendent Charles Pearson announced in a statement posted Friday on the district’s website. Pearson wrote that Abernathy “has separated” from the school system. A spokeswoman later said Abernathy had been fired. Abernathy had worked for Normandy since 2005. Pearson’s statement addressed a recent Post-Dispatch story that explained that Normandy school security officers have a history of using force on students and were carrying unauthorized weapons. The story was prompted by Abernathy’s arrest in April for allegedly using a stun gun on a student at Normandy’s middle school. Normandy will hire a new security

director by Aug. 1 and is re-examining the role, Pearson wrote. Pearson also said Normandy school security officers will begin training this month to get the appropriate authorizations they need to use certain weapons. BELLEVILLE > Newspaper moves print operations • Print and packaging operations for the Belleville News-Democrat are moving to the Kansas City Star starting in August, the newspapers’ parent company announced Monday. The transportation and distribution operations at the News-Democrat will remain in Belleville, according to the statement from McClatchy. The move won’t affect newspaper delivery times for News-Democrat subscribers, the statement said. It did not explain how the operation would account

for the four-hour travel time between Belleville and Kansas City. The change will take effect Aug. 18. The move will affect 24 full-and parttime print production team members, the statement said. They will get severance pay, extended health benefits and other services in partnership with state and local agencies. “As reader habits evolve and our audience consumes news and information increasingly on smartphones, outsourcing our print production to our sister publication in Kansas City became a more cost-effective alternative,” said Jeffry Couch, editor and general manager of the News-Democrat. “The Belleville NewsDemocrat will remain a seven-day-a-week printed newspaper, while also continuing its growth as a local digital media company.” From staff reports

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FROM STAFF REPORTS

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

Justin Grotrian of Russell-Marti Conservation services works Monday on the restoration of one of the statues in “The Meeting of the Waters” fountain in aloe Plaza across from union station. The statues are being restored to their original luster after years of weathering in the fountain. Tents are used to keep the workers and statues from overheating while the work continues. The new protective coatings don’t adhere to the statues if they are too hot. sculptor Carl Milles completed the statue in 1939.

LAW & ORDER RIVERVIEW > Victim dies at shooting scene • A 31-year-old man was fatally shot Monday in Riverview. Police there were called to a shooting in the 300 block of Scenic Drive at about 11:15 a.m. They found a man who had been shot at least once. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Riverview police asked the St. Louis County police department to investigate the homicide, according to a press release from the St. Louis County police department. Police were withholding the victim’s identity until he is positively identified and next of kin have been notified. Scenic Drive is a narrow road ending in a cul-de-sac on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Authorities asked anyone with information to contact the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-5298210 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-3718477.

JEFFERSON COUNTY > Driver flees after fatal crash • A woman from Dittmer was fatally injured early Monday when the car she was riding in ran off a Jefferson County highway and hit two utility poles. The driver ran off. The Missouri Highway Patrol identified the passenger who died as Codie E. Rulo, 28. The driver ran off before police arrived. A Highway Patrol report said officers don’t know who was driving. The patrol said Rulo was riding in a 2017 Chevrolet Sonic in Jefferson County. At 1:17 a.m. Monday, the car was heading east on Highway 30. West of Ficken Road, the car was traveling too fast and ran off the road at a curve. Ambulance personnel pronounced Rulo dead at the scene. CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. > Attorney general urges release of man who has served 20 years • Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is recommending

that charges be dismissed against a man who has served nearly 20 years in prison for the death of a southeast Missouri woman. Hawley announced Monday that his office is recommending David Robinson of Sikeston be released from prison. Robinson has been behind bars since 2001 for the killing of Sheila Box, who was shot to death after leaving a Sikeston bar. The Missouri Supreme Court ruled May 2 that Robinson’s constitutional rights had been violated during the investigation into Box’s death and during his trial. Prosecutors presented no physical evidence tying Robinson to the crime and two key witnesses recanted statements that Robinson was the killer. Another man confessed to the murder in 2004 but the confession was never introduced as evidence. It was not immediately clear when Robinson will be released from prison.

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ST. LOUIS • After another bloody weekend in St. Louis, the city’s homicide count reached at least 61 for the year. Three people were slain in violence between Friday and Sunday afternoon. Homicide detectives were also called out after the death of a baby early Monday. Police are calling it “a suspicious sudden death” but it was not yet clear how she died. The St. Louis Police Department said the 61 homicides compares with 57 at this time last year. The latest victims are: • Cornell Nelson, 22, was shot to death about 4:45 p.m. Friday. Police say Nelson was shot in the 3900 block of Palm Street. He lived in the 3700 block of Garnier Street. Police have no suspects. • Henry Grays, 27, was shot to death about 9:15 p.m. Saturday. Police say Grays was shot multiple times in the 2900 block of North Euclid Avenue. He died at a hospital. Grays lived in Wellston. Police have no suspects. • Aarion Phillips, 17, was shot to death about 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Police say Phillips was shot in the neck by a 16-year-old boy in the 1400 block of Lasalle Lane. Phillips, of the 1400 block of Hickory Street, died at a hospital. The suspect was turned over to juvenile authorities. Police did not release a motive in any of the slayings. The child abuse unit is handling the investigation into the death of the 9-month-old baby early Monday, though it was unclear how she died. Her name was not released. She was unconscious and not breathing when officers arrived to a call for help in the 3900 block of Alexander Street, in the Dutchtown neighborhood, about 4 a.m. Monday. She died at a hospital. Police were also investigating numerous nonfatal shootings from Friday night through the weekend, including: • A quadruple shooting in the 4800 block of Farlin Avenue that left two boys — 5 and 13 — seriously hurt, and two men also hurt. Police say someone fired shots from an SUV just before 7 p.m. Friday. • A woman, 25, who was shot in the back as she sat on a porch in the 2700 block of Semple Avenue about 8:30 Friday night. She was critically hurt. • A man, 56, who was shot in the face about 9 p.m. Friday in the 4400 block of Clarence Avenue. He was also in critical condition. • A shooting in the 3000 block of North Broadway that injured two teens, 15 and 17. The teens told police they were at a closed business about 2:45 Saturday morning when they heard shots. The younger teen was hit in the leg. The older teen was hit in the abdomen. Both were taken to a hospital and were said to be stable. • Gunfire that critically injured a 23-year-old man in the 1400 block of North 10th Street about 9:25 p.m. Sunday.

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FROM STAFF REPORTS

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

Justin Grotrian of Russell-Marti Conservation services works Monday on the restoration of one of the statues in “The Meeting of the Waters” fountain in aloe Plaza across from union station. The statues are being restored to their original luster after years of weathering in the fountain. Tents are used to keep the workers and statues from overheating while the work continues. The new protective coatings don’t adhere to the statues if they are too hot. sculptor Carl Milles completed the statue in 1939.

LAW & ORDER RIVERVIEW > Victim dies at shooting scene • A 31-year-old man was fatally shot Monday in Riverview. Police there were called to a shooting in the 300 block of Scenic Drive at about 11:15 a.m. They found a man who had been shot at least once. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Riverview police asked the St. Louis County police department to investigate the homicide, according to a press release from the St. Louis County police department. Police were withholding the victim’s identity until he is positively identified and next of kin have been notified. Scenic Drive is a narrow road ending in a cul-de-sac on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Authorities asked anyone with information to contact the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-5298210 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-3718477.

JEFFERSON COUNTY > Driver flees after fatal crash • A woman from Dittmer was fatally injured early Monday when the car she was riding in ran off a Jefferson County highway and hit two utility poles. The driver ran off. The Missouri Highway Patrol identified the passenger who died as Codie E. Rulo, 28. The driver ran off before police arrived. A Highway Patrol report said officers don’t know who was driving. The patrol said Rulo was riding in a 2017 Chevrolet Sonic in Jefferson County. At 1:17 a.m. Monday, the car was heading east on Highway 30. West of Ficken Road, the car was traveling too fast and ran off the road at a curve. Ambulance personnel pronounced Rulo dead at the scene. CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. > Man freed after state’s high court rules in his favor • Hours after Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley recommended

that charges be dismissed against a man who served nearly 20 years in prison for the death of a southeast Missouri woman, the man was freed. Hawley announced Monday that his office was calling for the release of David Robinson, of Sikeston. Robinson had been behind bars since 2001 for the killing of Sheila Box, who was shot to death after leaving a Sikeston bar. The Missouri Supreme Court ruled May 2 that Robinson’s constitutional rights had been violated during the investigation into Box’s death and during his trial. Prosecutors presented no physical evidence tying Robinson to the crime, and two key witnesses recanted statements that Robinson was the killer. Another man confessed to the murder in 2004, but the confession was never introduced as evidence. Monday night, a reporter for the news service Missourinet reported that Robinson had been freed.

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M 1 • TUESDAY • 05.15.2018

Lawmakers say Greitens’ team lagging on subpoenas BY KURT ERICKSON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFFERSON CITY • Despite an earlier

pledge to provide information to a special House committee investigating Gov. Eric Greitens, an attorney representing his campaign operation has not fully complied with subpoenas issued by the Missouri House, the chairman of the panel said Monday. Rep. Jay Barnes said the special committee is still working to secure all of the records that were requested in the aftermath of a May 2 report alleging that Greitens ran an off-the-books political campaign in 2014, took a private charity’s donor list to raise campaign funds and lied about that list to the state’s ethics commission. “We’re in the process of reviewing the documents that were provided to this committee, of which there was a substantial number,” Barnes said. “We are considering our options of which path to take to enforce the Legislature’s and this committee’s subpoena power.” At issue are statements made by attor-

ney Catherine Hanaway after the committee released its stinging report. Hanaway, a former House speaker who lost to Greitens in the 2016 GOP primary, said the special panel did not seek out information from Greitens that might have helped committee members as they consider impeachment. “If Chairman Barnes were on a quest to find out the truth, he has unfinished business to conduct. He ought to ask the campaign for its version of events before acting as judge and jury in a matter that was settled long ago,” she said at the time. In response, the committee issued subpoenas to Greitens campaign fund, his Georgia-based campaign adviser Austin Chambers and A New Missouri, the dark money nonprofit formed to promote Greitens’ agenda. “Unfortunately, after having promised to be fully open and fully transparent, Hanaway responded by providing some documents that were responsive to our subpoenas. She also objected to other large categories of documents,” said Barnes, R-Jefferson City.

In a statement, Hanaway said Barnes comments are “intentionally misleading.” “Since the time my clients received requests for documents, we have cooperated with the committee counsel and put in a good faith effort to give them the information requested. It is disappointing the chairman didn’t mention the more than 14,000 documents provided,” she said. “We continue to go through the burdensome process of gathering and organizing thousands of additional documents for review by the committee, and of course, my clients will assert the same rights any party would have to object to requests that aren’t relevant to the committee’s investigation.” The special committee was initially formed after Greitens acknowledged he had an extramarital affair in 2015 and was subsequently charged with felony invasion of privacy. Jury selection in the felony trial is underway in St. Louis. A second felony case charges him with felony computer tampering for taking

the donor list in question. He also faces a lawsuit in Cole County Circuit Court over alleged destruction of public records. The House probe soon expanded into questions over possible campaign finance irregularities and turned up evidence that Greitens and associates lied in campaign filings, a class A misdemeanor, and violated campaign finance law — a civil offense — when he operated a shadow campaign before filing required paperwork with election authorities. For example, prior to forming his campaign committee in February 2015, Greitens’ paid advisers personally and through his companies and used a grant from Washington University to supplement an aide’s pay. The committee has not issued a recommendation on whether the governor should be impeached. The House and Senate, however, have scheduled a special session to begin Friday to consider the possibility of ousting the first-term chief executive. Kurt Erickson • 573-556-6181 @KurtEricksonPD on Twitter kerickson@post-dispatch.com

Gardner drops charge against Greitens GREITENS • FROM A1

“I am tremendously grateful for the extreme courage of family, friends and people of faith who have all recognized that in time comes the truth,” the governor said. “We have a great mission before us. At this time, I’d ask people of goodwill to come together so that all of us can continue to do good together. Thank you, guys, and God bless you.” Reporters shouted questions at the governor, asking about the possible refiling of charges and whether he had taken a photo of the woman involved, as alleged in the charge that was dropped. “I’m going to be with my family right now,” Greitens said before walking away. Prosecutors announced they were dropping the charge about 4:40 p.m. Monday, after about 40 minutes of whispered conferences among lawyers and multiple trips to the chambers of Circuit Judge Rex Burlison. After the final trip, Greitens and his lawyers were smiling. The move follows several secret filings in state court and the Missouri Court of Appeals over the last several days, and a motion to dismiss filed Monday afternoon. A spokeswoman for Gardner said the case would be refiled. Gardner left the courtroom just before 5 p.m. She did not answer questions. Gardner spokeswoman Susan Ryan said in a statement that Burlison’s “unprecedented” order “places the Circuit Attorney in the impossible position of being a witness, subject to cross-examination within the offer of proof by her own subordinates.” But St. Louis University law Professor John Ammann said Gardner did not have to dismiss the charge. Because she could not be a prosecutor and witness in the same case, she could have simply let other prosecutors take over, he said. And defense lawyers said Gardner was only facing questions under oath. Burlison would have had to decide whether her testimony would be admitted in the trial. Prosecutors have less than a month to refile the case under the statute of limitations. Defense lawyers vowed to challenge any attempt to do so, saying the dismissal was due to misconduct by Gardner and should therefore not qualify for more time to refile. Greitens was indicted in February on a charge that he took a nude photo of a woman, his hairdresser, without her consent. In a conversation with her exhusband, which the man surreptitiously recorded, the woman said the affair began at Greitens’ Central West End home in March 2015, when Greitens taped her to exercise equipment, blindfolded her and took a picture of her partially nude. When she got upset, she told her ex-husband, Greitens said he had deleted the photo. During the encounter, she said, Greitens told her: “You’re never going to mention my name, otherwise there will be pictures of (you) everywhere.”

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Defense lawyers wanted to call Gardner because for weeks they have accused her of misconduct. They said she allowed a former lead investigator in the case to commit perjury. The statement from prosecutors called the tactic part of “a scorched-earth legal and media strategy” that included attacks on “the intentions, character and integrity of every person involved in investigating the Governor’s behavior including Missouri House Committee members, the Attorney General, the Circuit Attorney and her team, his victim, her family and those who have called for his resignation,” Ryan’s statement said. The defense has accused investigator William Don Tisaby of putting “words in the mouth” of witnesses and removing information favorable to Greitens from reports. He said in a sworn statement that he didn’t take notes during his interviews but was caught on video taking notes. Tisaby asserted his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in a second deposition, and Burlison had seemed unwilling to allow the defense to call him. Prosecutors have said Tisaby was used only to locate and interview a few witnesses, and they never planned to call him at trial. A transcript of discussions among the lawyers for both sides that occurred in the judge’s chambers hours before the charge

PHOTO BY RYAN MICHALESKO

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens leaves the Civil Courts building Monday after Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner dropped a felony charge of invasion of privacy when Circuit Judge Rex Burlison ruled that she could be called as a witness at trial.

yet ruled on their motion.

Circuit Attorney’s Office City of St. Louis May 14, 2018

LAWMAKERS REACT

Since January, Governor Greitens and his defense team have taken a scorched-earth legal and media strategy and relentlessly attacked the intentions, character and integrity of every person involved in investigating the Governor’s behavior including Missouri House Committee members, the Attorney General, the Circuit Attorney and her team, his victim, her family and those who have called for his resignation. On February 22, 2018, a Grand Jury indicted Governor Greitens on Felony Invasion of Privacy. The Circuit Attorney has done everything in her power to remain focused on the facts and the truth of this matter. The Circuit Attorney and her team are ready, willing and able to go to trial this week on behalf of the people of the state of Missouri and Mr. Greitens’ victim. Last week, Governor Greitens made a motion to include the Circuit Attorney as a defense witness. A defendant who wishes to call a prosecutor as a witness must demonstrate a compelling and legitimate reason to do so. Governor Greitens has produced no compelling reason to include the Circuit Attorney as a witness for any purpose. The defense team knows that the tactic of endorsing the Circuit Attorney as a witness is part of their ongoing effort to distract people from the defendant’s actions that brought about both the felony Invasion of Privacy and Computer Tampering charges against him. 22nd Circuit Judge Rex Burlison made an unpreceded decision by granting a request by Governor Greitens’ defense team to endorse the Circuit Attorney as a witness for the defense. The court’s order places the Circuit Attorney in the impossible position of being a witness, subject to cross-examination within the offer of proof by her own subordinates. While the court has other remedies, such as calling the private attorney of K.S. as a witness, it has chosen not to do so. When the court and the defense team put the state in the impossible position of choosing between her professional obligations and the pursuit of justice, the Circuit Attorney will always choose the pursuit of justice. The court’s order leaves the Circuit Attorney no adequate means of proceeding with this trial. Therefore, the court has left the Circuit Attorney with no other legal option than to dismiss and refile this matter. The Circuit Attorney and her team will research the best step forward for this case in light of the court’s ruling. The Circuit Attorney will be make a decision to either pursue a special prosecutor or make an appointment of one of her assistants to proceed.

was dismissed showed defense lawyers arguing that Gardner was the only potential witness to parts of the case they wanted to make. They noted that she had a solo interview with Greitens’ mistress in January and that she was the only other person present when Tisaby later interviewed the woman, the interview at which he had claimed not to have taken notes. Burlison told defense lawyers to prepare to ask Gardner questions, under oath, at 4 p.m. That also gave Gardner’s staff time to try to block her testimony in the appeals court. They failed. The stunning dismissal of the charge came on the third day of jury selection for Greitens’ trial, which was expected to start Tuesday or Wednesday. And it followed the announcement by defense lawyers that investigators were unable to find data or photographic evidence to bolster their case in Greitens’ phone, email or Apple iCloud account. There also was no evidence that a photo had been deleted on the day Greitens’ relationship with his hairdresser first became sexual, in 2015, before he publicly announced his run for governor. The defense filed a new motion to dismiss the charge Monday. A special master reviewed 16,833 images and 610 videos extracted from Greitens’ cellphone and “found none that were

associated with” the woman, the motion said. A forensic examiner found no evidence that any picture taken on March 21, 2015, was deleted, the motion said. That’s the day Greitens and the woman had a sexual encounter, and she claims he took a picture while she was bound and nude or semi-nude. The motion says that the woman never saw a smartphone, a camera or the picture that was purportedly taken. Even if a picture was taken, the motion says “it could have been of the floor, of the ceiling, or of (the woman’s) feet.” Defense lawyer Jim Martin said after the dismissal that prosecutors searched every phone, email and cloud storage account and found no evidence of the photo. The criminal invasion of privacy case on the court’s electronic records system became private shortly after the charge was dismissed. More than 100 jurors of 160 called had been questioned as of Monday, with many saying they had heard of the invasion of privacy case, or other issues that have dogged Greitens since news of the affair broke in January. He still faces a felony charge of computer tampering for allegedly taking without permission a donor list from a charity he co-founded. Prosecutors have already sought a special prosecutor in that case, but Burlison has not

In Jefferson City, legislative leaders said they would continue their investigation of the governor. Lawmakers have scheduled a special session to begin Friday that could lead to Greitens’ impeachment. “We owe it to Missourians to have a fair and thorough investigation of the facts,” House leaders said in a statement. Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, told the Post-Dispatch that Monday’s decision in St. Louis wouldn’t affect the legislative investigation. “There are unfortunately a lot of disturbing allegations surfacing besides the original allegation,” Kehoe said. “When the committee is ready, they will present what they found to the full House and they will make a decision based on the facts, and not from what you may or may not be seeing in St. Louis.” Kehoe and Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard released a joint statement that reads, in part: “The governor has lost the moral authority and the ability to lead the state going forward, and we reaffirm our call that he resign immediately.” Rep. Gina Mitten, D-Richmond Heights, who is the ranking minority member on the House committee investigating Greitens, called the decision in court “a surprising development,” but added that it “does not impact the work of our committee.” Rep. Shamed Dogan, R-Ballwin, said he was surprised by the news but that “a bunch of us have been saying for a while that it’s (the House’s investigation) a separate process.” Dogan, unlike most of his GOP colleagues, has long called on Greitens to resign. Many Republicans had been holding back on calling for Greitens to resign to await the results of the trial. “Now that the case has been, in a sense, dismissed, I wonder how that’s going to sway them one way or another,” said Rep. Steve Roberts, D-St. Louis. Asked about the House investigation in a news conference outside of court, Scott Rosenblum, another defense lawyer, said that the House committee had not seen all the evidence, including the woman’s depositions, where she was cross-examined extensively. Martin said it was unclear Monday whether defense lawyers could supply all that evidence under the rules of discovery used in the case. Greitens has acknowledged having an affair with the woman, but he has denied blackmailing her, and evaded questions about whether he took a picture. He called the initial House report “tabloid trash” and has attacked Gardner’s investigation as politically motivated.


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Rauner wants death penalty provision Gun measure would create new category for mass killers BY KIM GEIGER AND MONIQUE GARCIA Chicago Tribune

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday proposed reinstating the death penalty in Illinois for mass killers and people who slay law enforcement officers as part of his rewrite of a gun control bill. The death penalty provision would create a new category of homicide called “death penalty murder,” which could apply to adults who kill police officers or more than one person. Guilt must be determined “beyond all doubt,” rather than the standard “reasonable doubt” requirement, according to the governor’s office. Rauner said at a Chicago news conference Monday that people in those cases “deserve to have their life taken.” The measure Rauner rewrote originally was designed to create a 72-hour “cooling

off” period to buy an assault weapon for those who may have intent to cause harm, and to allow additional time for sellers to complete a background check. Under current law, the waiting period to purchase assault weapons including AR-15s is 24 hours. It’s 72 hours to buy a handgun. Rauner said he also wants the bill to include a “complete ban” on the sale and possession of bump stocks and trigger cranks, devices designed to make guns fire more rapidly. He wants courts to have the ability to remove guns from people who are deemed dangerous and for judges and prosecutors to be required to explain decisions on plea agreements that result in the release of habitual gun offenders. And he wants funding to hire mental health workers for schools. The governor’s decision on the legislation means that the Democrat-controlled Legislature will have to either accept his changes or override them in order for the underlying bill to become law. Rauner said the 72-hour rule should apply to all guns. “If someone is perhaps on the verge of committing suicide, if someone is potentially a dangerous person and they have

violent acts in mind, that extra two days could make the difference between life and death,” Rauner said Monday at a news conference in Chicago. But while expressing support for the underlying purpose of the bill, Rauner used the measure as a vehicle for putting forward the additional proposals, which he said were the product of a public safety task force he convened earlier this year. That means that the 72-hour waiting period can’t be enacted unless lawmakers consider his other proposals or pass a new bill. Had the governor signed the bill today, or had he done nothing, the 72-hour waiting period would have become law immediately. Democratic state Rep. Jonathan Carroll of Northbrook said he expected the death penalty provision and changes on plea bargains to complicate things politically. “He hijacked my bill and put politics ahead of policy,” Carroll said. He said he had not been consulted about the governor’s proposed changes. “I think that it was very telling that there was not one Democrat there,” Carroll said of the news conference, which was held at an Illinois State Police facility

in Chicago. “It would have been nice if, as the original sponsor, if I would have been invited to have conversations about this bill or even to the press conference today to talk about this bill.” Rauner’s rewrite of the measure allows him to tout some tough-on-crime ideas promoted by conservatives as he is trying to unify the Republican Party ahead of the November election while also showing suburban moderates — another key constituency — that he is taking gun violence seriously. “It is a comprehensive package, it is a thoughtful package, it is good policy,” Rauner said. “Each piece is critically important.” The death penalty provision in particular could become part of election-year campaigning. Former Gov. George Ryan put a moratorium on death penalty sentences in 2000, and former Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation to outlaw the practice in 2011. Of the provision that would allow confiscation of guns from people who are deemed dangerous, Rauner said such a removal would be allowed for a period of 14 days.

Boys track season is canceled, again, after state intervenes TRACK • FROM A1

cancellation. “The board felt that not every student should be punished for what a few did,” said Board President Kinnis Williams after the meeting. State Superintendent Tony Smith had the power to overturn the board’s decision because the school district operates under a consent decree with the state. Smith said his office reviewed several videos of the brawl and clearly saw “several” members of the boys track team involved. He cited Culver’s concerns that the tension that inflamed the brawl could lead to safety issues at any future meets. “It is clear to me that the tensions in East St. Louis have continued to escalate and the School District needs to take swift and careful action to ensure the safety and security of student athletes, spectators, and competitors,” Smith wrote in a letter to Culver on Monday. Leading up to the special meeting, dozens of East St. Louis High School students walked out of school to protest the cancellation of the season. They marched on State Street on an almost 3-mile route to the school district office. “This is their one key to getting out of here, to be somebody,” said Erica Brooks, an East St. Louis alumna of Lincoln High School and a former track athlete, at a news conference of activists held Monday morning. “Please don’t take this opportunity away from the kids.” Some students have said they believe sports such as track are the “only way out” of East St. Louis for some athletes. They think that canceling this year’s track season could jeopardize the chances of some athletes to get college track scholarships. “This is a critique on our educational system as well,” said Brittini Gray, a community organizer. “They should have felt as if their education was sufficient enough to be their way out.” But several track team members said in interviews that sports are not their only chance to succeed after high school; they said it’s just another avenue for some students to do so. East St. Louis School District spokes-

DAVID CARSON • dcarson@post-dispatch.com

Members of the East St. Louis High School track team pray Monday before the start of a meeting of the East St. Louis School Board. The School Board reversed a decision to put an early end to the track team’s season, but that reversal did not stand.

woman Sydney Stigge-Kaufman said the students who walked out to protest last week’s decision will not be disciplined for doing so. She said the number of student athletes who participated in the brawl is still being investigated. The students who were found to have joined in the brawl will be barred from participating in track, and from walking at graduation if they are seniors, Williams said. The fight that led the superintendent to cancel the rest of the season started among spectators in the grandstand on Tuesday. The fight was at East St. Louis

High’s Clyde C. Jordan Stadium during the opening stages of the Southwestern Conference Championship meet. The junior varsity 3,200-meter relay, the first running event of the meet, had just ended when the altercation broke out in the stands near the finish line. The fight quickly escalated to involve multiple groups of young spectators, who appeared to be students, punching, grabbing and shoving each other on the bleachers. As multiple security officers and East St. Louis administrators moved in, the dispute grew more heated. At one point several members of the

East St. Louis track team, clad in their bright orange track suits, rushed into the stands. Some also engaged in escalating the fight. The East St. Louis boys program ranks second all-time in Illinois with 11 team state championships, most recently in Class 3A in 2016. The Flyers were expected to be among the state’s top contenders for the Class 2A boys team championship May 24-26 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Kristen Taketa @Kristen_Taketa on Twitter ktaketa@post-dispatch.com

States are free to authorize sports betting, Supreme Court rules BETTING • FROM A1

bills next year,” Plocher said Monday. Illinois is also considering legislation to allow sports betting. The Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act , which Congress passed in the early 1990s to protect the integrity of sports, according to its sponsors. Only Nevada’s sports wagering industry was protected; the measure said it was unlawful for other states to authorize such gambling. But the court’s majority on Monday said that violated states’ rights to make their own decisions, when Congress itself has not passed legislation to regulate an activity. “The legalization of sports gambling requires an important policy choice, but the choice is not ours to make,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the majority. “Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each state is free to act on its own.” Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor said the law did not need to be struck down, and Justice Stephen agreed with them in part. The gambling industry was excited by the decision. Casino proponents have pushed to legalize sports betting in Missouri, saying it would add $60 million to casino revenues annually. Jeff Morris, vice president of public affairs and government relations for Penn National Gaming, which operates Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights and the Argosy Alton casino, said he was pleased. “As we have said during the legislative session, sports betting could be another amenity at Hollywood Casino St. Louis and help generate additional visitation to

the property, as well as drive incremental tax revenue for Missouri. We welcome the opportunity to continue the discussion of legal sports betting with legislators in Jefferson City and other key stakeholders.” Troy Stremming, executive vice president of government relations and public affairs for Pinnacle Entertainment, which operates Ameristar St. Charles casino, said the court’s ruling could give operators a new way to reach customers. “You look at Ameristar St. Charles, and it’s a perfect opportunity with what we have there in the Amerisports Bar and Grill,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity to wager right there in the facility and have a great time while you watch a game or have dinner or cocktails with friends.” Casino operator MGM Resorts International said it does not expect the decision on sports betting to have a negative impact on the Las Vegas market. Sports organizations reacted with more caution. All four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA had urged the court to uphold the federal law, with the leagues saying a gambling expansion would hurt the integrity of their games. A statement from the National Football League was typical: “Congress has long recognized the potential harms posed by sports betting to the integrity of sporting contests and the public confidence in these events. Given that history, we intend to call on Congress again, this time to enact a core regulatory framework for legalized sports betting” Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said he intends to file federal legislation soon. “The problems posed by sports betting are much the same as they were 25 years ago,” Hatch said. “But the rapid rise of the internet means

that sports betting across state lines is now just a click away. We cannot allow this practice to proliferate amid uneven enforcement and a patchwork race to the regulatory bottom.” During a question-and-answer session with Cardinals fans at a charity event last month, the team’s president of baseball operations, John Mozeliak, had said he expected to see legalized gambling in sports: “When you think about gambling in general — first off, in baseball, anyone who has been in it is very familiar with Rule 21: No gambling in baseball. (But) when you are looking at how to build your sport, or how to build the game, naturally, gambling is something that may drive that, may drive interest. There is sort of that pushpull, right? As you are talking about what’s good for the game, you are a traditionalist. “But I think it’s inevitable that you are going to see legalized gambling in all sports. I think it’s really going to come down to a state-by-state way of thinking about it. From an industry standpoint, I think baseball will advocate for that. Now, the bigger question is, how do you police it internally?” New Jersey for years has tried to breathe new life into its troubled casinos and racetracks by authorizing sports betting at the facilities. Former New Jersey Republican governor Chris Christie was one of the leaders of the effort to authorize sports betting in his state. Current Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy has continued the fight. “I am thrilled to see the Supreme Court finally side with New Jersey and strike down the arbitrary ban on sports betting imposed by Congress decades ago,” Murphy said. Four states besides New Jersey have passed laws that were ready to be enacted

if the Supreme Court lifted the federal ban, according to Legal Sports Report: New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Mississippi. And that doesn’t include Delaware, which could move quickly to expand the limited legal gambling it has already. Seven states have active legislation to legalize sports betting: California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Rhode Island and South Carolina. Eight others have considered legalization in recent months or years: Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland and Oklahoma. Professional leagues, including the NBA and MLB, have been lobbying state legislators to award them a 1 percent cut of all bets placed on their sports. On Monday, New Jersey lawmakers introduced legislation that would regulate and tax sports betting. A bill sponsored by Democratic state Senate president Steve Sweeney and others would set an 8 percent tax rate for bets made in person at casinos and racetracks, and 12.5 percent on online bets. The National Council on Problem Gambling said the high court ruling offered the largest potential expansion of gambling in U.S. history, and predicts many more people will develop gambling problems or worsen existing ones unless steps are taken to minimize risks. Marlene Warner, the group’s board president, said any governmental body and sports league that receives money from sports betting revenue should be required to dedicate funds to prevent and treat gambling problems. Kurt Erickson, Brian Feldt and Ben Frederickson of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report.


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M 1 • TUeSDAy • 05.15.2018

News association kicks out Missouri Times BY JACK SUNTRUP St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFFERSON CITY • The Missouri Capitol News Association voted on Monday to remove The Missouri Times from the organization after the outlet’s publisher paid one of the attorneys involved in a case against Gov. Eric Greitens. Greitens’ attorneys said last month that Scott Faughn, the Times’ publisher, delivered $50,000 to Albert Watkins Faughn before news broke of Greitens’ extramarital affair in January. Faughn initially said that he had retained Watkins because Faughn was working on a book about Greitens, and he has since said he gave Watkins the money to purchase recordings from Watkins. Watkins represents the exhusband of the woman who has alleged that Greitens took a compromising photograph of her without her consent, accusations that are at the center of an invasion of privacy trial taking place this week in St. Louis. In January, the ex-husband released audio he had made of his

wife in 2015 discussing her affair with Greitens and accusing him of taking the photo. Watkins has said that other recordings exist, and it is unclear exactly which ones Faughn obtained. Seven members of the news association — founded in 1988 to allocate office and parking space for capital correspondents — voted to boot the Times on Monday, despite a defiant email from Faughn as the meeting convened. “[U]sing an organization whose only role is to appropriate taxpayer resources to punish the reporters at The Missouri Times for something that another company I own does is something I will forcefully rebut,” Faughn wrote. Faughn, a Republican who has opposed Greitens, has caused consternation for years among some Capitol reporters who argue that his activism and ties to advertisers and operatives cross ethical lines. Members of the association said Faughn had never articulated policies designed to separate the news-gathering side of the Times from the business side — something the association demanded in 2015. “Two of the basic standards of

journalism require nonparticipation in the stories covered by a journalist and full, immediate disclosure when there is even the appearance of a conflict of interest,” Rudi Keller, reporter for the Columbia Daily Tribune, said in regard to the $50,000 payment. “The reporter-publisher violated those standards.” Faughn said he was only notified of the meeting Friday and could not attend because of prior engagements. “I am disappointed not only in the result of the mainstream media’s decision today, but even more by their decision to have a meeting about appropriating taxpayer resources without complying with the Missouri Sunshine Law,” Faughn said in a statement after the vote. “This is one of the greatest examples of mainstream media hypocrisy I have ever witnessed.” Under the Sunshine Law, meetings of public bodies are to be posted publicly 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Members debated about whether to postpone the vote given Faughn’s concerns and possible legal action by him. “If we bow to that, we might as well just disband our organization,” argued member Phill

Brooks, who was representing Missouri Digital News. A motion to postpone the vote, brought by Brian Hauswirth of Missourinet, failed when only Bob Watson of the Jefferson City News Tribune and Hauswirth voted in favor of the delay. Seven outlets, including the Post-Dispatch, voted to remove the Times. The Kansas City Star, the Missouri Digital News, the Jefferson City News Tribune, the Springfield News-Leader, the Columbia Daily Tribune and the Missouri School of Journalism also voted to kick out the publication. St. Louis Public Radio and Missourinet abstained from voting. The Associated Press, KRCG-TV and representatives with The Missouri Times did not attend the meeting. The terms of the vote stipulate that the Times vacate its fifth floor office space and parking spaces after the conclusion of the Legislature’s special session to consider discipline against Greitens. The Office of Administration and the Missouri Senate would be in charge of enforcing the vote, Keller said. Jack Suntrup • 573-556-6184 @JackSuntrup on Twitter jsuntrup@post-dispatch.com

Embassy move added fuel GAZA • FROM A1

plan. Throughout the day, Gaza protesters set tires ablaze, sending plumes of smoke into the air, and hurled firebombs and stones toward Israeli troops across the border. The Israeli military, which has come under international criticism for using excessive force against unarmed protesters, said Hamas tried to carry out bombing and shooting attacks under the cover of the protests. Israel released video of protesters ripping away parts of the barbed-wire border fence. Mo n d ay ’s p ro te s ts culminated more than a month of weekly demonstrations aimed at breaking a crippling IsraeliEgyptian border blockade. But the U.S. Embassy move, bitterly opposed by the Palestinians, added fuel. There was barely any mention of the Gaza violence at Monday’s lavish inauguration ceremony for the new embassy, an upgraded consular building located just 50 miles away. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other top officials joined an American delegation of Trump administration officials and Republican and evangelical Christian supporters. Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and chief Mideast adviser, headlined the U.S. delegation with his wife and fellow White House adviser, Ivanka Trump, as well as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and four Republican senators. Republican super-donor Sheldon Adelson was also present, and evangelical pastors Robert Jeffress and John Hagee delivered blessings. “A great day for Israel!” Trump tweeted earlier Monday. In a videotaped address, Trump said the embassy move, a key campaign promise, recognizes the “plain reality” that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. Yet he added the United States “remains fully committed to facilitating a lasting peace agreement.” But Monday’s climbing death toll and wall-towall condemnation of the embassy move in the Arab world raised new doubts about Trump’s ambitions to broker what he called the “deal of the century.” More than a year after taking office, Trump’s Mideast team has yet to produce a peace plan. Trump says recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital acknowledges the reality that Israel’s government is located there as well as the ancient Jewish connection to the city. He insists the decision has no impact on future nego-

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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (second from left), Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the opening Monday of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

tiations on the city’s final borders. But to both Israel and the Palestinians, the American gesture is widely seen as siding with Israel on the most sensitive issue in their longstanding conflict. “What a glorious day. Remember this moment. This is history,” Netanyahu told the inauguration ceremony. “You can only build peace on truth, and the truth is that Jerusalem has been and will always be the capital of the Jewish people, the capital of the Jewish state,” he added. The Palestinians, who seek east Jerusalem as their capital, have cut off ties with the Trump administration. Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and annexed the area in a move that is not internationally recognized. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, furious over the embassy ceremony, said he “will not accept” any peace deal proposed by the Trump administration. Abbas urged the international community to condemn what he said were “massacres” carried out by Israeli troops in Gaza. Officials said the Palestinians would file a war crimes complaint against Israel in the International Criminal Court over settlement construction. By nightfall, at least 55 Palestinians, including a young girl and four other minors, were killed, the Gaza Health Ministry said. It said 1,204 Palestinians were wounded by gunfire, including 116 who were in serious or critical condition. Egypt, an important Israeli ally, condemned the killings of Palestinian protesters, while the U.N. human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, decried the “shocking killing of dozens.”

Turkey said it was recalling its ambassador to the United States over the U.S. Embassy move, saying it “disregarded the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people” and would “not serve peace, security and stability in the region.” It also recalled its ambassador to Israel following what it called a “massacre” of Palestinians on the Gaza border. South Africa, a fervent supporter of the Palestinians, also recalled its ambassador for consultations, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said. The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, called on Israel to respect the “principle of proportionality in the use of force” and show restraint, while also urging Hamas to ensure any protests remain peaceful. At the U.S. Embassy ceremony in Jerusalem, Kushner placed the blame on the Gaza protesters. “As we have seen from the protests of the last month and even today those provoking violence are part of the problem and not part of the solution,” he said.

Local water company blames heat for smell, taste complaints BY BRYCE GRAY St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Over the weekend, some St. Louis-area customers of the Missouri American Water Company reported odd odors and tastes in their tap water. By midday Monday, the water utility acknowledged the reports and issued a notice on social media stating that the water is safe for consumption and that any changes were the result of water temperatures changing amid the hot weather. “The first hot stretch we get every year, this kind of happens,” said Brian Russell, the company’s external affairs manager. “Warm water will release its flavor and odor a little easier than cold water,” he added. “Chemically, it’s the exact same.” The company said that descriptions “range from a chlorine or chemical to a fishy or earthy, musty taste and odor,” and that cooling water prior to consumption may improve it. Russell said that not everyone may notice any changes. As it does each year, he said the utility already changed its treatment process to adjust for the shift in temperature, and expects any issues to be fully resolved “in the next few days,” as those changes take effect. M i sso u r i A m e r i ca n Water serves 340,000 customers in St. Louis County, and additional users in St. Charles County and other swaths of the state. Russell said he was not aware of odor and taste complaints more strongly affecting particular areas of the utility’s service territory. Last week, the company ranked third in the Midwest in a customer satisfaction survey done by the market research firm, J.D. Power. Bryce Gray • 314-340-8307 @_BryceGray on Twitter bgray@post-dispatch.com

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Melania Trump has ‘successful’ procedure on kidney condition BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE associated Press

• Melania Trump underwent a “successful” procedure Monday to treat a benign kidney condition and was expected to remain hospitalized for the rest of the week, her staff said. President Donald Trump took a helicopter to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to visit her and tweeted that his wife was in “good spirits.” Melania Trump, 48, had the embolization procedure Monday morning. The president spoke with her before the procedure and with her doctor afterward, the first lady’s office said. The president tweeted shortly before arriving at Walter Reed outside Washington, saying it was a “successful procedure,” describing his wife as being “in good spirits” and offering his thanks “to all of the well-wishers!” The president spent a little over an hour at the hospital with his wife before departing via motorcade under stormy skies. The White House did not offer any additional details on Melania Trump’s condition. In opening remarks in the SenWA S H I N G T O N

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President Donald Trump speaks while Melania Trump listens during a celebration of military mothers last week at the White House.

ate, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., sent well wishes for “a speedy recovery to the first lady.” She was last seen in public on Wednesday at a White House event where she joined the president to honor military mothers and spouses for Mother’s Day. Two urologists who have no personal knowledge of Trump’s condition said the most likely explanation for the procedure is a kind of noncancerous kidney

tumor called an angiomyolipoma. They’re not common but tend to occur in middle-aged women, and if they become large enough, they can cause problematic bleeding, said Dr. Keith Kowalczyk of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. “The treatment of choice” is to cut off the blood supply so the growth shrinks, added Dr. Lambros Stamatakis of MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Doctors do that with an embolization, meaning a catheter is snaked into the blood vessels of the kidney to find the right one and block it. Most of the time, these benign tumors are found when people undergo medical scans for another reason, but sometimes people have pain or other symptoms, Kowalczyk said. Many times, embolization patients go home the same day or the next. The president had no public appearances scheduled for Monday and declined to answer shouted questions from reporters about how his wife was feeling as he departed the White House for Walter Reed. The former model from Slovenia is Trump’s third wife; the couple have been married for 13 years. They have a 12-year-old son named Barron. Melania Trump, who has been gradually raising her profile as first lady, recently hosted her first state dinner and launched a public awareness campaign to help children. She unveiled the “Be Best” campaign last week, saying it would focus on childhood wellbeing, social media use and opioid abuse.

Tourism dollars drying up as lava flows

DIGEST California father of 10 accused of torture Children removed from a squalid California home described acts of intentional abuse that resulted in puncture wounds, burns, bruising and injuries consistent with being shot with a pellet gun, authorities said Monday. Sharon Henry, chief deputy district attorney for Solano County, said at a news conference that “torture occurred in this house” and it was carried out “for sadistic purposes.” She declined to elaborate. Jonathan Allen, 29, the father of the children, has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of torture and nine counts of felony child abuse. He was being held in lieu of $5.2 million bail. Police in Fairfield said earlier Monday that the 10 children, ages 4 months to 12 years, had been removed from their home March 31 after their mother, Ina Rogers, 30, reported her oldest child was missing. Girl, 5, survives bear attack • A Colorado girl attacked by a bear outside her home over the weekend is expected to recover, officials said Monday. The unidentified girl, 5, was hospitalized in Grand Junction and in good condition after receiving more than 75 stitches. Wildlife officials said they killed the bear believed to be responsible. The attack happened early Sunday in East Orchard Mesa, about 240 miles west of Denver. The girl’s mother told wildlife officers that her daughter went outside about 2:30 a.m. to investigate noises she thought might be related to her dog. The mother said she heard screaming and went out to find her daughter being dragged by a black bear. She told authorities the bear dropped the girl after she began screaming at the animal. Trump defends ZTE efforts • President Donald Trump on Monday defended his efforts to help a Chinese telecommunications company that violated U.S. sanctions “get back into business, fast,” despite criticism from Democrats and Republicans that the company poses a national security risk. “ZTE, the large Chinese phone company, buys a big percentage of individual parts from U.S. companies,” Trump tweeted Monday. “This is also reflective of the larger trade deal we are negotiating with China and my personal relationship with President Xi.” Trump over the weekend shocked many when he tweeted that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping were “working together” to give ZTE “a way to get back into business, fast,” saying too many jobs in China were at stake after the U.S. government cut off access to its American suppliers.

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Gases rise Sunday from a fissure near Pahoa, Hawaii. The new fissure spurred more evacuations as residents awaited a possible eruption. Nearly 20 fissures have opened since the Kilauea volcano started erupting 12 days ago. BY CALEB JONES associated Press

PAHOA, HAWAII • People nixing vacations to Hawaii’s Big Island has cost the tourism industry millions of dollars as the top attraction, Kilauea volcano, keeps spewing lava. Cancellations from May through July have hit at least $5 million, said Ross Birch, executive director of the island’s tourism board. The booking pace for hotels and other activities, such as tours for lava viewing, zip lines and glass bottom boats have fallen 50 percent. A handful of cruise ships have also decided not to come into port even in Kona on the west side of the island, about 80 miles away from the volcano. This is the “first leak we’re seeing out of the bucket,”

Birch said. Tourism is one of Hawaii’s biggest industries and a big part of the local economy. The Big Island topped other islands in the archipelago pulling in $2.5 billion in revenue last year. On Monday, another fissure spewing lava and unhealthy gas opened up, and a crack in the Earth that emerged a day earlier was sending molten rock on a slow run for the ocean, officials said. The National Weather Service has warned residents of “light ashfall” throughout the day in Kau, the island’s southernmost district, after a burst of volcanic emissions around 9 a.m. Nearly 20 fissures have opened since the Kilauea volcano started erupting 12 days ago, and officials warn it may soon blow its top with a mas-

sive steam eruption that would shoot boulders and ash miles into the sky. A fissure that opened Sunday led authorities to order 10 people to flee their homes, Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe said. Overall, nearly 2,000 people have been told to evacuate since May 3, and lava has destroyed more than two dozen homes. The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the flow from the crack that emerged Sunday was heading on a path that would take it to the ocean, about two miles away. No homes or roads were threatened by the flow. Lava on Sunday spread across hundreds of yards of private land and loud explosions rocked the neighborhood not far from the Leilani Estates subdivision, where more than a dozen other

active vents opened over the past week. Nearby resident Richard Schott, 34, watched from a police checkpoint as the eruption churned just over a ridgeline and behind some trees. “I’ve actually seen rocks fly over the tree line, and I can feel it in my body,” Schott said. “It’s like a nuclear reaction or something.” Few fissures, ground deformation and abundant volcanic gases indicate eruptions on the eastern flank of Kilauea are likely to persist, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said. Christian and Maritza Ricks, who moved to the area from California in April, stopped at the side of the road to watch and listen to the latest eruption. “I guess it’s just part of living on the island,” Christian Ricks said.

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officials have sharply increased audits of companies to verify that their employees are authorized to work in the country, signaling the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration is reaching deeper into the workplace to create a “culture of compliance” among employers who rely on immigrant labor. Expansive plans also have been drafted for a long-term push to scrutinize employers’ hiring practices more closely. Under a 1986 federal law, companies must verify their employees are authorized to work in the United States by reviewing their documents and

verifying to the government the employees’ identity and work authorization. If employers are found to hire someone without proper documents, the employers may be subject to administrative fines and, in some cases, criminal prosecution. The recent focus on employers comes after a surge of deportation arrests of workers that started immediately after Trump took office in January 2017. The crackdown is likely to please immigration hawks among Trump’s supporters but may alienate industries and companies that rely on immigrant labor. There were 2,282 employer audits opened between Oct. 1 and May 4, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

said Monday, nearly a 60 percent jump from the 1,360 audits opened between October 2016 and September 2017. Many of those reviews were launched following the January ICE audits and employee interviews at about 100 7-Eleven franchises in 17 states. There were 594 employers arrested on criminal immigration charges from Oct. 1 to May 4, up from 139 during the previous fiscal year, and 610 civil immigration charges during the same period, compared to 172 in the preceding 12 months. Derek Benner, head of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations unit, told the Associated Press that another nationwide wave of audits planned this summer would push the total

“well over” 5,000 by Sept. 30. ICE audits peaked at 3,127 in 2013. The agency has developed a plan to open as many as 15,000 audits a year, subject to funding and support for the plan from other areas of the administration, Benner said. The proposal calls for creation of an Employer Compliance Inspection Center to perform employer audits at a single location instead of at regional offices around the country, Benner said. Electronically scanning the documents will help flag suspicious activity, and the most egregious cases will be farmed out to regional offices for more investigation. Audit notices will be served electronically or by certified mail, instead of in person.

Pruitt sought armed security • Scott Pruitt began receiving round-the-clock security from the moment he stepped foot inside the Environmental Protection Agency in February 2017, the agency’s inspector general revealed Monday. “EPA’s Protective Service Detail began providing 24/7 coverage of the Administrator the first day he arrived,” Inspector General Arthur Elkins wrote in response to inquiries from Democratic senators about what threats prompted Pruitt’s nonstop security, which has cost in excess of $3 million. “The decision was made by the Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training after being informed that Mr. Pruitt requested 24/7 protection once he was confirmed as Administrator.” The inspector general’s office, which investigates threats made against any EPA employees, “played no role in this decision,” Elkins added. Harry Reid treated for cancer • Former Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and underwent surgery on Monday to remove the tumor, his family announced. Reid, 78, who led the Senate Democratic Caucus for a dozen years until his retirement in early 2017, had the surgery at Johns Hopkins Cancer Center in Baltimore, and now plans to have chemotherapy treatments. Nanny sentenced to life in prison • A nanny convicted of brutally murdering two small children has been sentenced in New York City to life in prison without parole. Yoselyn Ortega, 55, was convicted last month in the deaths of 6-yearold Lucia Krim and 2-year-old Leo Krim and was sentenced Monday. She had been working for the Krim family for nearly two years when she took the children to a bathroom of their apartment and stabbed them to death in 2012. Her lawyer said she was too mentally ill to know what she was doing when she killed the children. From news services


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Another McKee deal drew tax Oil price spike doesn’t seem credits but was later unwound to be hurting the economy BY JACOB BARKER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

D e ve l o p e r P a u l McKee’s purchase of a building at North 15th Street and the sale’s dissolution a few months later is the latest transaction raising questions about a state tax credit program that cost over $40 million helping CHRISTIAN GOODEN • cgooden@post-dispatch.com the developer as- A trial in St. Louis over the value of the former Buster Brown shoe semble hundreds factory is shining light on the tactics of developer Paul McKee. of acres in north St. Louis. By June 2013, the sale unwound and the The details have come out in an unrelated trial in St. Louis Circuit Court over property was deeded back to the Pierces. the value of the former Buster Brown Emails and McKee’s testimony indicated shoe factory at Jefferson and Cass av- that they had planned to move their busienues. The city acquired that property ness to another McKee building. McKee said they weren’t able to fifrom Jim Osher via eminent domain to assemble 100 acres for the National nance the equipment needed in the Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s future building they were moving to and that’s western headquarters, and Osher has why they asked to unwind the sale. But attorney Jerry Carmody presented fought for the last two years to win more money than the $800,000 paid for the emails suggesting a different story, that the Pierces were trying to get informastructure. Attorneys representing the city argue tion from McKee and his affiliates about the sales were on paper only, with no when the new building would be ready. “Back in December, we did what you money changing hands except for that generated by the Distressed Area Land needed and now look where we are,” Assemblage tax credits issued by Mis- Cheryl Pierce wrote to McKee in midsouri, which Osher and McKee split. The 2013. “No information, no hope of movsales were seller-financed and leased ing forward.” Later, the Pierces offered to sell the back to the seller at inflated prices, the city argues, and the Missouri Depart- building to McKee for $300,000, writing ment of Economic Development even- to Fred Lafser, who has worked closely tually clawed back tax credits from the with McKee, to see if McKee was still interested. Osher-McKee sales. Why wouldn’t you have jumped on a The trial has become a referendum on a developer who claims credit for assem- building that was now being offered for bling the land and drawing NGA’s atten- sale at a fraction of the prior price, Cartion to north St. Louis for its next area mody asked the developer? McKee responded that he couldn’t fiheadquarters but who has been unable, until recently, to finance his own projects nance the apartments he wanted to put in within his huge NorthSide Regeneration the building so he didn’t pursue purchasing it again. footprint. But what about the tax credits, CarOn Monday, McKee was called as a witness while attorneys for the city de- mody asked. Did McKee return them? “We did not keep tax credits on buildtailed a similar transaction in late 2012 for a building at North 15th Street owned ings we didn’t keep,” McKee testified. The trial is expected to continue Tuesby Cheryl and Richard Pierce. There, too, the sale was seller-financed to McKee’s day. NorthSide Regeneration LLC for a price Jacob Barker • 314-340-8291 of $4.9 million, netting tax credits of al- @jacobbarker on Twitter most $2.5 million for McKee. jbarker@post-dispatch.com

DAVID NICKLAUS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Even as the price of gasoline climbs toward $3 a gallon, I’m not hearing the usual fretting about its effect on consumer pocketbooks. The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index, in fact, is close to a 10-year high. That’s probably because job growth remains strong and wages are starting to rise. It doesn’t hurt that inflation remains absent from other parts of the household budget, such as food and clothing. Maybe consumers got used to $3 gasoline between 2012 and 2014 and always figured it would come back, or maybe the latest spike happened so fast that folks haven’t adjusted to it yet. At $2.89 a gallon according to GasBuddy, the average price in St. Louis has jumped 25 percent in two months. That closely tracks crude oil prices, which have risen on news of renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran. At more than $71 a barrel, the price of U.S. crude is up 45 percent in the past year. William O’Grady, chief market strategist at Confluence Investment Management in Webster Groves, sees some chance for oil to go even higher. He notes that U.S. crude inventories, which usually build up in winter and early spring, have been little changed since January. “If we get a normal decline in inventories by mid-September, oil prices could get to $80 without much of a stretch,” O’Grady said. A Bank of America Merrill Lynch report even mentions the possibility that oil could top $100 a barrel by next year. At the beginning of this year, most big investment firms expected oil to stay between $50 and $60. Is this price spike a big enough shock to hurt the economy? Paul Christopher, head of global market strategy at Wells Fargo Investment Institute, thinks not.

“It’s a weight on consumption but there are still many other positives, including the fact that wages are growing faster than broad consumer prices,” Christopher said. Since consumers remember even higher prices just a few years ago, they may be less shocked by this episode. “The level of prices matters, not just the rate of change,” Christopher said. O’Grady believes that the link between gasoline prices and consumer spending often gets exaggerated. A dollar spent at the gas pump counts the same as a dollar spent on soda inside the convenience store. “There is pretty good evidence that when gasoline prices get high enough, it does have an adverse effect on consumer confidence,” he explains, “but the effect of consumer confidence on consumption is pretty mixed.” Consumers sometimes do tighten their belts when they get nervous, he added, but at other times they go right on spending. Since the recent price spike hasn’t yet registered in the confidence numbers, it’s too early to speculate on how consumers might react. Another question is whether high oil prices will become a political issue. President Donald Trump accused OPEC in an April tweet of creating “artificially very high” prices that are “no good and will not be accepted!” Trump could bring down those prices by releasing oil from the strategic petroleum reserve, but that might be seen as shortsighted. He also could put pressure on Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, with whom he seems to have a cordial relationship, to increase production. The Saudis, though, are preparing a public offering of shares in Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil company. Until they complete that deal, the Saudis will be particularly eager to see oil prices stay on an upward trajectory. David Nicklaus • 314-340-8213 @dnickbiz on Twitter dnicklaus@post-dispatch.com

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BUSINESS DIGEST Data breach at Chili’s • If you’ve eaten at Chili’s restaurants within the past two months, then you might want to check your credit report and card statements. Chili’s parent company Brinker International announced that customers’ payment information was exposed in a recent malware attack. Dallas-based Brinker did not disclose how hackers gained unauthorized access to its systems, how many customers or restaurants were targeted, or the exact dates when the personal data may have been exposed. “While the investigation is still ongoing, we believe that malware was used to gather payment card information, including credit or debit card numbers and cardholder names, from our payment-related systems for in-restaurant purchases at certain Chili’s restaurants,” Brinker said in a statement. Sears explores Kenmore sale • Sears Holdings is considering selling its storied Kenmore brand along with other related assets. The ailing company, which operates department stores under the Sears and Kmart names, says a special committee of its board is starting a formal process to explore the sale. The move, announced Monday, comes almost a month after the retailer said it received a letter from its largest shareholder ESL Investments, headed by Sears Chairman and CEO Edward Lampert, expressing interest in all or some of the assets, which include Sears Home Services’ home improvement business and the company’s Parts Direct business. Sears, based in Hoffman Estates, Ill., said no assurance can be given any formal proposal will be made by ESL or any third party. The company has sold off other major brands as it struggles to stay afloat with Kenmore a notable reminder of the powerhouse retailer it once was. Xerox abandons deal with Fujifilm • Xerox scrapped a planned $6.1 billion deal with Fujifilm Holdings Corp. in a settlement with activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason that also hands control of the U.S. photocopier giant to new management. The victory for the billionaire investors puts the Japanese company further on the back foot in any new negotiations with Xerox, although it is by no means out of contention as Xerox is now expected to go up for sale in an auction at a higher price. Xerox said that it had over several weeks repeatedly asked Fujifilm to immediately start talks about improved terms for a proposed transaction. “Despite our insistence, Fujifilm provided no assurance that it will do so within an acceptable time frame,” the U.S. firm said in a statement on its decision to drop the deal. The two companies agreed in January to a complex deal that would have merged Xerox into their Asia joint venture Fuji Xerox and given Fujifilm control. That prompted Icahn and Deason, who own 15 percent of Xerox and argued the U.S. firm was being undervalued, to launch a proxy fight. From staff and wire reports

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Ladue developer gets 3 years in bank fraud case BY BRIAN FELDT st. Louis Post-dispatch

Michael Litz, a Ladue developer who along with former banker Shaun Hayes defrauded a bank to pay off millions of dollars in delinquent real estate loans, was sentenced to 36 months in prison Monday in a U.S. district court. Litz’s Clayton-based businesses, Bellington Realty and Eighteen Investments, managed more than 1,000 residential and commercial rental properties in the St. Louis region. According to the U.S. attorney’s office, Eighteen Investments was delinquent on more than $100 million in loans at banks throughout the area in 2009. Litz in January pleaded guilty to a federal charge of misapplying bank funds. He helped co-defendant Hayes, who has also pleaded guilty in the case, in misusing funds of former Sedaliabased Excel Bank by concealing loans from the bank and regulators. U.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig also sentenced Litz to five years of supervised release following his prison time and ordered him to pay approximately $5 million in restitution, mostly

to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and $60,000 to an unidentified individual. Litz was also prohibited from working in the real estate or financial services industries, or from starting or operating his own business without court permission during his supervised release. “There are ways to remedy troubled businesses without committing fraud,” Richard Quinn, special agent in charge of the FBI St. Louis division, said in a statement. “Instead, Michael Litz chose greed and indirectly victimized taxpayers who bailed out his bad business decisions. Now he will be held accountable for his criminal behavior.” In a statement provided in court, Litz said “mistakes were made” as his company, Eighteen Investments, struggled to survive during the economic recession. Fleissig said Litz failed to fully accept responsibility for his role in the incident. “Frankly, Mr. Litz, you should have known better,” she said. According to plea agreements, Eighteen Investments owed nearly $2.7 million to Excel Bank, nearly $3.7 million to Centrue Bank and $12.9 million

to National City Bank. Eighteen Investments was once one of the largest buyers of foreclosed homes in the St. Louis area. Litz and Hayes also owned a company, McKnight Man I LLC, that was delinquent on a $906,000 Centrue loan. That company was trying to develop property at Manchester and McKnight roads in Rock Hill. Banking regulators closed Excel in October 2012 after its financial condition had become “critically deficient.” It had suffered “substantial losses” associated with Eighteen Investments, the pleas say. Timothy Murphy, a Hayes understudy who also pleaded guilty in January to bank fraud, was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay $4 million in restitution to the FDIC and an unidentified person in April. Hayes is set to be sentenced May 23. He figures to receive a stiffer punishment. “I have no doubt Mr. Hayes is more culpable,” Fleissig said. Brian Feldt • 314-340-8528 @bfeldt on Twitter bfeldt@post-dispatch.com

Fed’s Bullard says cryptocurrencies add to tangled market BY RICHARD LEONG AND GERTRUDE CHAVEZ-DREYFUSS Reuters

The growth of bitcoin and other digital currencies is working against the need for the creation of a market-based currency-trading system that offers consistent pricing, James Bullard, the head of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, said Monday. The new cryptocurrencies are creating a “nonuniform” currency, something that existed in the past but was ultimately rejected and replaced, Bullard said in a speech at the CoinDesk Consensus 2018 conference. He described a nonuniform system as one in which many types of currencies trade at the same time at different prices in the same local market, saying that both consumers and businesses may not like such a system. “Cryptocurrencies may unwittingly be pushing in the wrong direction in trying to solve an important social problem, which is how best to facilitate market-based exchange,” Bullard said.

Unlike stocks, for instance, which trade on exchanges, allowing all investors to see uniform pricing, foreign currencies trade in myriad transactions without any central exchange providing a single snapshot of prices. Bullard noted that over 1,800 cryptocurrencies have been launched worldwide since bitcoin was created in 2009. He contrasted that market with the use of a uniform currency such as the U.S. dollar, which is backed by the government and supported by a stable monetary policy from the Federal Reserve. Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are powered by blockchain, a shared database that is maintained by a network of computers connected to the internet. But while Bullard highlighted disadvantages of cryptocurrencies, he acknowledged the promise of blockchain and related technologies that support cryptocurrencies, though he said he has not seen “any technological solution that will make everybody perfectly happy.” In a moderated question-and-answer session after his speech, Bullard reiterated that the U.S. dollar

will remain the dominant currency in the world because it comes from the world’s biggest economy, is easily tradable and is backed by the Fed, the most powerful central bank. No cryptocurrency can top that, he said. Bullard said he is open to studying the possibility of the U.S. central bank’s issuing its own cryptocurrency, the “Fedcoin,” but said he sees no advantage for the Fed to do so. He told reporters after his speech that the Fed was very much open to using blockchain technology, though he provided no details on how the Fed might use blockchain. “The Fed is not a monolithic organization. We have different businesses — we have cash, we have payments, we have monetary policy, and regulation as well,” Bullard said. “It is possible that blockchain will have a role in the future of any of those,” he said. The Fed has different units from different perspectives looking at this technology, he added.


A L E E E N T E R P R I S E S N E W S PA P E R • F O U N D E D BY J O S E P H P U L I T Z E R D E C . 1 2 , 1 8 7 8

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Even in economic good times, Missouri’s budget is stressed.

this final week of the legislative session. he Missouri Legislature last Senate Bill 617 would reduce indiweek passed the 2019 budget vidual and corporate tax rates even more with time to spare, avoiding the than a 2014 tax cut measure did. Some last-minute drama that marked revenue is recaptured by eliminating the budget vote in last year’s session. loopholes and increasing other taxes But lawmakers still haven’t dealt with the state’s fundamental budget problem: (though a gasoline tax increase was stripped out), but the net loss to the lagging tax revenue caused by years of budget would be at least $126 million ill-advised tax cuts and complicated by next year. politically ambitious young lawmakers Taking $126 million more out of the pushing more unsustainable tax cuts. budget would almost surely result in The Missouri Budget Project, a St. cuts to public education at a time when Louis-based think tank, summed up 25 rural school the problem in a districts already report released have cut back to last week, noting four-day weeks. that the state is The new pro“in a period of posed budget relative prosperdoes offer a $700 ity, with a growa-year-pay raise ing economy for Missouri and … the lowest government unemployment employees, the rate since 2000.” lowest-paid But instead of of any state reflecting that good news, state TIM BOMMEL • Missouri House of Representatives employees in the nation. People general revenue Missouri state Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, R-Shell dropped by 7.1 Knob, presents the House version of the fiscal who work for the Department percent in April year 2019 budget in March. of Corrections, compared to where turnover is high, will get $350 April 2017. Net growth for the budget on top of that. Gov. Eric Greitens has year was 2.1 percent, which doesn’t supported the raises but only if they keep up with basic inflation, much less were tied to a rollback of merit system growth in Medicaid costs. For 20 years, Missouri lawmakers have protections to make it easier to fire workers. A bill that would do that has been cutting taxes in the voodoo belief yet to pass, meaning Greitens could hold that economic good times were sure to back the raises, though actual governing follow. With an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent, full employment has arrived, decisions are complicated by his legal troubles and possible impeachment. yet the state budget isn’t seeing much The lawmakers did restore some of the benefit. money for home health care services for Lawmakers don’t expect matters to 8,300 elderly and disabled Missourians improve much. The $28.3 billion budget passed for 2019 assumed a growth rate of that Greitens vetoed last year. Even this kind of small-step progress will become only 1.9 percent. Things could get much impossible if lawmakers ignore ecoworse if a tax-cut bill passed by the Senate and pending in the House is passed in nomic reality and cut taxes again.

Another blow to peace U.S. credibility suffers with embassy move to Jerusalem.

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Palestinian leaders have bungled every iddle East experts might opportunity that’s come their way, but quibble about the legal speNetanyahu has done his best to erect as cifics, but a founding principle of the United Nations is many barriers as possible to the advancethat its members not acquire the territory ment of negotiations. Even amid Israeli celebrations in Jeruof others through military force. The salem on Monday, Israeli forces turned United States has gone to war repeatGaza into a shooting gallery. More than edly to beat back nations that defied this 50 Palestinians, including children, were principle, but in Jerusalem on Monday, killed and 1,700 wounded during protests the Trump administration rewarded Monday. No Israeli casualties have been Israel for its 1967 military seizure of Arab reported. East Jerusalem. All notions of U.S. even-handedness With the U.S. Embassy’s opening in peace negotiain Jerusalem, tions are out the American joins window with only two other this embassy countries — move, despite the Paraguay and Trump adminisGuatemala — in tration’s asserformally recogtion that the final nizing Jerusalem status of Jerusaas Israel’s capital. lem remains up The rest of the for negotiation. world has opted Israel has steadily to abide by Artiforced Arabs off cle 2 of the U.N. Charter and conAP PHOTOS their own land in East Jerusalem, tinue recognizing In this photo combination, Israel’s Prime then sold the land East Jerusalem, Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) speaks Israeli-annexed at the opening ceremony of the U.S. Embassy to Jewish developers to extend Golan Heights in Jerusalem on Monday, and on the same Israeli control and settled porday, Palestinians in Gaza City carry the body tions of the West of Mousab Abu Leila, who was killed during a and weaken any Palestinian claim Bank as occupied protest at the border of Israel and Gaza. to the occupied territory. territory. The embassy move encourages There must be no ambiguity on where Israeli impunity. the United States stands on this prinThe move results not from carefully ciple. America has fought two bloody calculated diplomacy but rather because wars — leading U.N. forces against President Donald Trump is honoring a North Korean invaders of South Korea commitment to a single campaign megain 1950 and in 1991 to liberate Kuwait donor, billionaire Sheldon Adelson. The from occupying Iraqi forces — to uphold Las Vegas casino magnate donated $5 the principle of respect for territorial million to Trump’s inaugural commitsovereignty. Russia today is under heavy tee and has been so outspoken in his U.S.-led international sanctions for the advocacy of the embassy move, he even 2014 seizure and annexation of Ukraine’s offered to finance its construction, estiCrimean Peninsula. mated to cost between $500 million and Territorial respect is essential to the maintenance of international order. Israel $1 billion. Palestinians and Israelis share blame deserves no special exception. for the miserable state of the peace proPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cess, but Trump’s embassy move marks argues that he has bent over backward a setback of almost insurmountable to negotiate peace with the Palestinproportions. ians, only to be rejected at every turn.

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yOUR VIEWS • LETTERS FROM OUR READERS Normandy, county police work together on security training Regarding “Security carried unauthorized weapons” (May 10): Some of you may have heard or seen the news reports regarding the security operations in our school district. One of the reports stated that the St. Louis County Police Department “barred” our security officers from carrying “any” protective devices. Actually, we initiated the contact with St. Louis County Police and have been working with Detective Michael Kaufman — who oversees the licensing and certifications for security officers throughout St. Louis County — to determine the proper certifications and equipment requirements for school security officers. Contrary to what was reported, it was a mutual decision by Normandy and St. Louis County Police to limit our security officers’ possession of certain protective devices until all questions were resolved. In the meantime, the St. Louis County Police Department has agreed to provide training to security staff, which will include instruction for one of our officers to become an on-site trainer for the Normandy security staff. But it should be noted: All Normandy security officers are properly licensed. All of our security officers have certification, but we have learned that there are variations in the credentials. Through our partnership with the county police, we are initiating training this month to ensure all security officers have the certifications necessary for their roles. This training will continue throughout the summer. We are also reviewing the reporting and compliance requirements for the security function. When challenges are presented, my team and I take them on as opportunities to re-evaluate, re-examine and position our district to improve and progress. We will continue to work collaboratively with our partners and allies to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff. Charles J. Pearson • Normandy Superintendent of schools

Ameren is transparent in reporting political contributions Tony Messenger left several facts out of his column “Bringing light to Ameren’s dark-money surcharge” (May 14). PostDispatch readers should know: • Ameren Missouri’s contributions are publicly disclosed with the Missouri Ethics Commission. • Ameren Missouri does not contribute to super PACs. • All political contributions come from shareholder money, not from customers. • We made a $50,000 contribution to the nonprofit set up to run the 2017 gubernatorial inauguration; we contribute to the inauguration almost every four years. • The Center for Political Accountability, a national watchdog on political contributions, ranks our company in the top 10 percent of Fortune 500 companies for the thoroughness of our political contribution reporting. We go above and beyond legal requirements with our transparency and corporate accountability, which is why our ranking is so high. In addition, Messenger’s column leaves out critical context related to energy legislation now under consideration. This legislation (SB 564) would cut base electric rates by almost 5 percent for Ameren Missouri customers within 90 days of passage and then freeze rates until 2020. The same bill, part of a bipartisan compromise that has

seen wide support in the Legislature, also adds a mechanism for consumerfriendly rate caps to state law. Overall, this legislation would accelerate the modernization of Missouri’s aging energy grid, something that would greatly benefit our customers in the years ahead by bolstering reliability and enhancing security. Warren Wood • St. Louis Vice president of external affairs and communications, Ameren Missouri

Trump can’t admit that he is wrong about Iran deal Well, we have now rejected the Iran nuclear agreement. President Donald Trump took up the lie that President Barack Obama singlehandedly negotiated the worst agreement in history. Now we are reminded that actually there were six partners: England, France, Germany, China, Russia and the U.S. Unfortunately, President Trump cannot admit he is wrong, even though his advisers and the world tell him the agreement is good. We are being ostracized by the world. Can you believe one of President Trump’s reasons? He claims Iran has lied in the past, so we cannot trust the country. Really, so with whom will he negotiate another nuclear deal? North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. In addition, which leader hinted he might attack the U.S.? Unbelievably, President Trump praises Kim, especially for releasing his American prisoners whom he unjustly arrested in the first place. Martin Walsh • Glendale

St. Louis invests minimally in fighting homelessness The proposed 2019 St. Louis city budget includes $294 million for public safety. As is usually the case, this constitutes the largest item in the budget. By contrast, the Department of Human Services receives $1.5 million. This represents the smallest allocation. Again, this is usually the case. The Department of Human Services is the city agency tasked with addressing the needs of the homeless, elderly and veterans. With the recent gentrification efforts designed to attract people back to city living, the “problem” of the homeless becomes more of an issue. The presence of the homeless on the streets is a significant detractor. Current efforts, however, are minimal. The problem is not the homeless. The problem is a failure to address the underlying systemic factors contributing to homelessness and developing more permanent solutions. The Permanent Housing First Model is one model currently being used in more progressive cities. This model includes two elements: providing permanent subsidized housing and ongoing supportive services. Cities employing this model report a significant decrease in the number of chronic homeless people. Additionally, the costs associated with homelessness, including health, decreased significantly. While other cities commit to investing resources to support such long-term solutions, St. Louis continues to invest minimal resources to support shortterm, crisis-focused efforts. Addressing the systemic issues of homelessness requires a shift in priorities. As a community, we must abandon the view of the homeless as the problem. Instead, we must focus on the systemic problems and adopt a more creative approach. James D. Allen Jr. • St. Louis Read more letters online at STLtoday.com/letters

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25 YEARS AGO VIOLENCE IS NOT FREE SPEECH • The murder of Dr. David Gunn by an antiabortion extremist in Pensacola, Fla., was only the most horrible example of TODAY ON THE violence directed at abortion clinics. Since 1977, at least 36 clinics have been bombed; 81 have been set on fire. It’s time the federal government sent an unamEDITORIAL PAGE biguous message: Violence at abortion clinics won’t be tolerated. Access the full item at stltoday.com/opinion

Preserve access to air ambulance services in Missouri Insurers should cover air medical services; Congress should update reimbursement. BY DR. JOHN WILMAS

Dr. Bill Jermyn had a vision for rural Missouri: extend the quality medical care delivered in urban Missouri to rural Missouri. During an emergency, health outcomes deteriorate when care is delayed. As the medical director for ARCH Air Medical Service, I know this all too well. Getting patients to the appropriate health care facility must be our top priority. Unfortunately, this patient access is threatened. Nearly 90 percent of air medical patients are experiencing a serious cardiac, stroke, or traumatic event where time is of the essence. In many parts of the country, however, it takes more than an hour to get to a Level I or II trauma center by ground ambulance. Ground transports are even longer from rural areas, and the alarming trend of rural hospital closures makes things worse. In Missouri, three hospitals have closed since 2010. According to

the University of North Carolina Sheps Center for Health Services Research, 83 rural hospitals have closed nationwide over the last eight years — a rate of almost one per month. For patients needing to get to emergency care quickly, these closures can be deadly. Air ambulances fill this gap by providing the critical care that patients need during rapid transport, despite facing a two-pronged challenge. As reported by the Post-Dispatch, after receiving life-saving air ambulance treatment, some patients end up with the bill because their insurance company will not cover the transport. Sometimes, the insurer underpays, or outright denies the claim because the air medical provider is out-of-network. At other times, the insurer second-guesses the doctor or first responder and denies payment based on their interpretation of whether or not air medical transport was necessary. In both cases, the insurer is in

the wrong. Covering air medical also makes moral and economic sense. According to testimony submitted to the Montana Legislature’s Interim Economic Affairs Committee, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana stated that covering air medical would add only $1.70 to a monthly premium. Contrast this with the cost of not covering air medical. Stroke patients, for example, have dramatically better health outcomes if they get timely appropriate treatment. If they don’t and survive their stroke, they have longer hospital stays, more intense therapeutic regimens and enduring care needs. There are two solutions. First, every insurance company should cover air medical, period. Every insurer should negotiate in good faith to bring air medical providers in-network and drop demands for contract language that gives them power to overrule medical decisions by doctors and first responders. Second, Congress must pass legislation updating Medicare reimbursement for air ambulances so that payment is closer to actual

costs. The current Medicare rate for air ambulance transport has not been updated in nearly 20 years, and covers only about half the cost of transport. This severe shortfall threatens the entire system because 70 percent of air medical patients have Medicare, Medicaid or no insurance at all. There is bipartisan legislation before Congress — the Ensuring Access to Air Ambulance Services Act (HR 3378/S 2121) — that begins to address the shortfall. Two members of the Missouri delegation sponsor this legislation. All Missouri delegation members should be sponsors, and Congress should pass this legislation into law. Unfortunately, Sen. Claire McCaskill is pursuing a different legislative approach, one that would carve out air medical services from the Airline Deregulation Act. While well-intentioned, this proposal would have a devastating effect on millions of Americans’ access to emergency air medical services. It also ignores the root problem — under-reimbursement by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers.

Nationally, 30 percent of air medical transports cross state borders — and in Missouri that number is even greater at 48 percent. Exempting air medical transport from the Airline Deregulation Act would allow states to regulate a wide range of issues in relation to the aviation aspects of a licensed provider — including where and when they are able to fly, creating borders in the sky and creating a patchwork of regulations and requirements. In short, carving air medical out of the airline act would have a devastating effect on patients facing life-threatening emergencies, limiting their access to care, and ultimately worsening their health outcomes. As a board-certified emergency medicine and EMS physician, I see the positive effects of air ambulances on patients every day. While appropriate regulation of the system is needed, this must include the payers (Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers), and must not interrupt this critical service and put Missouri patients’ lives at risk. Dr. John Wilmas is medical director for ARCH Air Medical Service.

On Missouri’s roads, diamonds are a driver’s best friend New interchanges make crashes less frequent. BY BRANDYE L. HENDRICKSON

Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., pauses before speaking to reporters in October during a meeting of the National Defense Authorization Act conferees in Washington.

Godspeed, John McCain. You are my hero. His creed — country before self — is unfamiliar to many who serve in office and utterly foreign to the man in charge. DANA MILBANK Washington Post

At long last, have they left no sense of decency? White House official Kelly Sadler, during a meeting Thursday, had this to say about Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., for opposing President Donald Trump’s CIA nominee over her failure to condemn torture: “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway.” Also Thursday, on Fox Business Network, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney had this to say about the torture of McCain, who was shot down over Hanoi with grievous wounds, but refused release to deny his captors a propaganda victory: Torture “worked on John. That’s why they call him ‘Songbird John.’ ” And three days earlier, Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, a Trump cheerleader, declared the terminally ill McCain “ridiculous” to prefer that Trump, who has belittled McCain and his heroism, not attend his funeral. Hatch, Sadler and the host of the Fox Business show have all apologized, as they should. But how did we let partisanship take us to this ugly place? McCain is still with us, and this is no obituary. But as Trump loyalists besmirch this good man, I thought I would put in writing what I have often thought over the years: John McCain is the single greatest political leader of our time. He is, in a way, not of our time, for his creed — country before self — is unfamiliar to many who serve in office and utterly foreign to the man in charge. Only once during the nearly quarter of a century I’ve been covering politics did I think I could work for a politician, and

that politician was McCain. I first got to know him in early 1999, when there were just a few of us driving around New Hampshire with him in an SUV, before the “Straight Talk Express” rolled. Had he beaten George W. Bush (he surely would have defeated Al Gore), and had he been president on Sept. 11, 2001, I know he would have done great things with the national unity Bush ultimately squandered. I’ve had a closer relationship with McCain than with other politicians. I remember flying with him and Cindy McCain to Phoenix during the 2000 campaign, talking about sports, music, a war buddy — and the issue that defined him: removing the corrupting influence of money from politics. That’s why so many liked him even if they disagreed on the issues: With McCain, everything was going to be on the level. I believed, perhaps naively, that in the free marketplace of ideas, uncorrupted by special interests, we would usually arrive at a sensible consensus. A generation after Sen. Eugene McCarthy, D-Minn., inspired his “Clean for Gene” followers, McCain inspired me. On my Bush-Gore election ballot, I wrote in McCain. When I saw him later in the Senate, I’d greet him as “Mr. President.” He’d reply by calling me “Mr. Pulitzer.” I took pride in 2009, when McCain read aloud a column of mine on the Senate floor and called me “one of my favorite columnists.” He regretted that a few months later, when I took him to task for momentarily shedding his “maverick” ways, and he tried to disavow me. There have been many such moments of disagreement and disappointment: when he put Sarah Palin on his ticket in 2008; when he took a hard-right turn in 2010 to fight off a primary challenge; and when another tough primary in 2016 led

him to go easy on Trump. But the Mac always came back, and never more forcefully than over the past 16 months. In his forthcoming book, he labels “unpatriotic” the “half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems.” His single bravest moment may have been earlier, though, when he angered supporters in 2008 by taking the microphone from a woman at a campaign rally who had called Barack Obama an “Arab.” Said he: “No, ma’am. He’s a decent family man, citizen, that I just happen to have disagreements with.” McCain has, in achievement, equaled or surpassed his mentors and models, Barry Goldwater and Mo Udall. Formally launching his 2008 campaign in Prescott, Ariz., where both men had roots, McCain invoked the friendship of these ideological opposites, who “taught me to believe that we are Americans first and partisans second.” I was with McCain when he returned to Prescott for his last stop of that campaign. Again invoking Udall and Goldwater, McCain retold Udall’s joke about Arizona being “the only state where mothers don’t tell their children they can grow up to be president.” In Phoenix for a wedding last weekend, I made a pilgrimage north, past the turnoff for Prescott and on to McCain’s beloved Sedona. Driving and walking among its red-rock hills, I reflected for hours on the man who had so often spoken of that beautiful place, and who so often had been my antidote to cynicism. As I write this, there are tears on my cheeks. Godspeed, John McCain. You were not to be president, but you are my hero. Dana Milbank Twitter: @Milbank Copyright The Washington Post

Residents of Missouri should be proud of their state Department of Transportation. MoDOT is using cutting-edge technology to deliver safer roads and innovative projects. A great example is their use of diverging diamond interchanges. What’s so special about these projects? Most importantly, they make interchanges safer. They also eliminate the need for expensive left- or double-left turn bays by allowing left-turning vehicles on the crossroad to make a free turn left directly onto the on-ramp. Add fewer points of conflict to a litany of traffic-calming features, and you have a transportation product that is a proven way to make crashes less frequent and less severe. The earliest such interchange built in the United States was completed in 2009 on Interstate in Springfield. In its first year, that one single interchange reduced injury-only crashes by 80 percent and Hendrickson all crashes by 53 percent there. Since then, MoDOT has created 19 more. In fact, Missouri has more of these than any other state. The latest addition to its diamond collection is at Interstate 49 and 155th Street in Grandview. It’s an especially shining example of better transportation because it uses a roundabout at one of the ramp terminals instead of a traffic signal. Kansas City also has a diverging diamond interchange with a roundabout, a combination some have taken to calling a “divergeabout.” More of these interchanges are on the way. One in North Kansas City is in the works that will improve safety at the Route 210 and Interstate 435 interchange for the 100,000 drivers who travel through it every day, including truckers who rely on Route 210 to move freight into and out of the state. Thanks to MoDOT’s groundbreaking work, states across the country are putting diverging diamond interchanges in place, and millions of drivers and the roads they travel on are being made safer. I applaud MoDOT, and urge you to join me. America’s infrastructure, which is critical to everyone whether they drive or not, needs help. Investing in roads is central to keeping the economy strong, but making sure they stay that way requires innovations of many kinds, including these odd-looking but very effective interchanges. The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration is proud to partner with MoDOT on these interchanges, roundabouts and a wide array of other state-of-the-art transportation innovations under the highway administration’s “Every Day Counts” initiative. We are always looking for newer, better ways to keep Americans safe while they drive — and hats off to Missouri for sharing that goal. Their innovations are saving lives, and taxpayers’ time and money, too. During Infrastructure Week 2018, which is this week, the Federal Highway Administration is underscoring the importance of innovation and the workforce responsible for building and maintaining our infrastructure. Kudos to the workers who are helping to keep roads, bridges and highways safe throughout Missouri during the hot summer months. In the Show-Me State, show them your thanks by driving safely when traveling through highway work zones. Brandye L. Hendrickson is acting administrator of the Federal Highway Administration.


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OBITUARIES

Aaron, Robert "Bob" - Wentzville Becker, James B. - Chesterfield Bowles, Mark S. - Granite City, Il Bretch, Delores D. - St. Peters Chelonis, Marilyn Sue - Little Rock, AR Cissell, Donald J. - Imperial, MO Comstock, Glenda Faye - St. Louis Cook, Laura T. - formerly of St. Louis

Aaron, Robert "Bob"

34, Wentzville, passed away on May 10. Visitation Thur. 5-6 pm, service to follow at Immanuel Lutheran Church Wentzville. Kemper-Millard-Keim FH (636) 528-8221.

Becker, James B.

Baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection, Saturday, May 12, 2018. Beloved husband of Marcia L. Becker (nee Lake) and the late Verdell A. Becker (nee Braun); loving father of Kimberly A. Becker and Christopher J. Becker; father-in-law of Gina R. Becker; dear grandfather of Jessica C. (Austin Hanson) Becker and Blake J. Becker; great-grandfather of Grayson J. Hanson; dear uncle, cousin and friend of many. The family would like to recognize Doctors: Fritz, Cordes, Jacobs, Mellow and Oiknine at St. Luke's Hospital for their professional commitment and care of Mr. Becker. Services: Funeral from the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Saturday, May 19 at 12:15 p.m. to Ascension Catholic Church, Chesterfield, for a 1:00 p.m. Mass. Entombment Resurrection Mausoleum at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Luke's Hospital. Visitation Friday 5-8 p.m. Friends may sign the family's on-line guest book at Schrader.com.

Celebrations of Life

Hadd, Joan Driscoll - St. Louis Hampton - see Rombach Hayden, Lucille M. - St. Louis Hund, Richard J. - St. Charles Jaycox, Lucille Betty "Dee Dee" - Ballwin Kennebeck, Kathleen R. - St. Louis Long, Roma Rae - St. Louis Maguire, Rosemary - St. Louis

Maguire, Rosemary

of St. Louis, baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Loving wife of the late Donald R. Maguire; loving mother of Karen (Thomas) Knopf and Donna (Craig) Unruh; loving grandmother of Ryan (Emily), Justin and Brandon Knopf, Emily, Evan and the late Scott Unruh; loving great-grandmother of Gabriella; loving sister of Carl Kreidler; our dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend. Services: Visitation at KUTIS South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., on Wednesday, May 16 from 10 a.m until time of service at 11. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer's Association appreciated.

Newman, Cathleen M.

Mon., May 14, 2018. Funeral from KUTIS Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Fri, 9:30 a.m. to St. Dominic Savio for 10 a.m. service. Interment Sunset Cemetery. Visitation Thur., 4-8 p.m.

Preusser, Viola M.

asleep in Jesus on May 13, 2018 at age 89. Wife of the late Oscar W. Preusser; beloved mother of Susan (Harold) Baca, Patricia (Matthew) Sciuto, Robert (Dana) Preusser, Edie Buettmann and John (Laura) Preusser; dear grandmother of David (Amanda), Sharon and Paul Baca, Alex (Carolyn Frischer) and Ellen Sciuto, Eric (Erika) and Sara (Ivan Auer) Buettmann and Jennifer, Sam, Nick and Colleen Preusser; great-grandmother Blaise, Dietrich, Lewis and Carson Baca; our sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend. SERVICE: Funeral 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Peace Lutheran Church (737 Barracksview). VISITATION WEDNESDAY 4:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. at JOHN L. ZIEGENHEIN & SONS - South County (4830 Lemay Ferry Road) and Thursday at church from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorials to Peace Lutheran Church appreciated.

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Newman, Cathleen M. - St. Louis Preusser, Viola M. - St. Louis Pund, Darleen V. - St. Louis Rombach, Margaret "Maggie" J. - Chesterfield Schade, Jewel D. - St. Louis Silverman, June K. - St. Louis Switzer, John K. Jr. - St. Louis Tamboli, Vito F. - St. Louis

Silverman, June K.

May 10, 2018 Beloved wife of the late Robert A. Silverman. Dear mother of April K. Silverman. Loving grandmother of Toni, Ursula, and Ciara Monaghan. Dear sister of Michael and Richard Dunn. Beloved sister-in-law of Janet (Richard) Aach, Raymond Cohen and the late Katherine Cohen and Sally (Albert) Greenblatt. Dear former mother-in-law of Anthony Monaghan. Beloved aunt, cousin and friend. May her memory always be for a blessing. Services: Memorial service Thursday, May 17, 11:00 a.m. at Temple Israel, 1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Drive (Ladue and Spoede Roads). Visitation with June's family beginning at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Temple Israel. Contributions in her memory may be made to U City in Bloom, P.O. Box 50283, St. Louis, MO, 63105. A RINDSKOPF-ROTH SERVICE

Switzer, John K. Jr.

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Tamboli, Vito F.

Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church at age 88 on Friday, May 11, 2018. Beloved husband of 63 years to Mary C. Tamboli (nee Gerace); loving father of Mark (Dawn) Tamboli, Stephen (Vicki) Tamboli and Anne Bowles, Mark S. (Lee) Keathley; cherished grandfather of Nicholas and Jacob 51, of Granite City, died May 7, 2018. Tamboli, Brenden, Cameron and Visitation: Irwin Chapel in Glen Carbon 4-7p.m. Sun., May 20. Hunter Tamboli and Matthew and Service: Sun. 7:00 p.m. www.irwinchapel.com Mary Keathley; dear brother of Pund, Darleen V. the late Vanda McSheehy; dear Fortified with the Sacraments of brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend to many. Bretch, Delores D. the Holy Mother Catholic Church, Services: Memorial Mass 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 17, at Ste. of St. Peters passed away on May 12, 2018 in St. Peters, MO. Darleen Venita P u n d passed Genevieve du Bois Catholic Church, 1575 N. Woodlawn Ave., WarLoving wife of the late Robert M. Bretch, whom passed away on away on May 12, 2018 at the age son Woods, MO 63122. Interment Private at Jefferson Barracks November 1, 2016. Beloved mother of Robert (Debra) Bretch, of 86. She was the beloved wife National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred Susan (Curt) Pickardt and Beverly (David) Oakes. of Fred W. Pund. She is survived to Almost Home, 3200 St. Vincent Ave., St. Louis, MO Services: Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by her three daughters Karen 63104. almosthomestl.org, www.boppchapel.com for 5:00 - 8:00 pm at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 315 S u e ( D a v i d ) M c B r i d e of S t . Graham Rd. Florissant, MO 63031. Funeral Ceremony will be P et ers , M O , Pamela (Steve) Thursday, May 17, 2018 at St. Marks United Church at 9:30 am. Florists Hepler of O'Fallon, MO, Cathy Please share condolences at www.newcomerstlouis.com. (Terry) Raterman of Warrenton, MO; sister Jacqueline (Don) Dierbergs Florist Chelonis, Marilyn Sue S c h a p p e of St . Charles, MO; Order 24 Hours (nee Brown), passed away, Sunday, May 13, 2018. Beloved brother Roger (Ann) Sommer of 314-692-2000 or 800-844-6007 daughter of the late Lillian (Barnett) and Olis M. Brown; loving Eureka, MO; seven grandchildren Jason McBride; Erin (Nick) Dierbergs.com wife of the late John W. Chelonis; dear mother of John J. Eyman, Ryan (Caroline) Raterman, Briana Raterman, Melanie (Jeannine) Chelonis; beloved cousin and friend to many. Raterman, Taylor Hepler, Connor Hepler; great-grandchild Schnucks Florist Services: Funeral service at the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Collin Eyman. She is preceded in death by her father Albert 65 Metro Locations Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Sommer, mother Colette Sommer (nee Rhodes), husband Fred 314-997-2444; 800-286-9557 Thursday, 11:30 a.m. Interment at Jefferson Barracks National W. Pund, twin daughters Janet Leigh and Wanda Faye Pund, Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The sister Gladys Griesenauer. Make-A-Wish Foundation. Visitation Thursday 9:30 a.m. Darleen was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church. until time of funeral. Friends may sign the family's on-line Co-owner of True Value Hardware Store in O'Fallon, she guestbook at Schrader.com. volunteered at St. Joseph West Hospital, active at St. Ann's Ladies Sodality, took part in making many quilts at St. Theodore. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved Cissell, Donald J. her. Wed., May 9, 2018. Vis. at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Thurs., Services: Visitation Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to May 17, 5-8 p.m. and Fri., 10:15 a.m. to St. Joseph Church 8:00 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, (Imperial) for 11 a.m. Mass. Interment J.B. National Cem. P.O.Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385. Funeral Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at St. Theodore Catholic Church, Flint Hill. Interment St. Theodore Catholic Church Cemetery. Comstock, Glenda Faye of St. Louis, passed away May 12, 2018 age 76, at Independence Memorials: Down's Syndrome Assoc., Masses or Care center in Perryville, Missouri. Memorial set for a later American Cancer Society in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385. date. Young & Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Perryville, MO. www.pitmanfuneralhome.com

Cook, Laura T.

December 26, 1927 - May 13, 2018. Age 90, formerly of St. Louis, Missouri. Graduate of Washington University of St. Louis and lifelong member of Kappa Alpha Theta. Preceded in death by son Charles W. Cook, Jr.; infant grandson Charles F. Stults. Survived by husband of 66 years Charles W. Cook; daughters Cornelia T. Cook, Catharine M. Cook; 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Inurnment: Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials suggested to First Presbyterian Church, Omaha or Nebraska Humane Society. Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel, Heafey Hoffmann Dworak and Cutler. Ph.(402) 291-5000 Fax (402)292-7811. E-mail: officebmc@heafeyheafey.com 2202 Hancock Street Bellevue, NE 68005-5255

Hadd, Joan Driscoll

83, on 5/13/2018. Visit. Tues., May 15, 2018, 4-8 p.m., ZIEGENHEIN & SONS, SO. COUNTY, Info: (314) 894-8444 and ZiegenheinFuneralHome.com

Rombach, Margaret "Maggie" J.

(nee Kemp), died peacefully at home in her favorite chair, Friday, May 11, 2018 at the age of 85. Loving wife of the late Emil H. Rombach (2013); daughter (born May 27, 1932) of the late Ralph T. and Mabel A. Kemp (nee Culp); sister of Esther Herzog, and the late Theodore E. Kemp, Lois Hughes and Catherine Vaughn; dear aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt. Maggie was known as "The Pumpkin Lady" of Rombach Farms. She taught thousand of bus loads of children about farming and growing pumpkins on the farm. Niece Mary (Jerry) Hampton and nephew Chip (Marcia) Rombach would like to thank the Mercy Hospice team, Margie, Mel, Becky and Francine for their loving kindness and friendship to Maggie. She was the sunshine in our lives and will be sadly missed. Services: Funeral service at the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Interment Bellerive Gardens Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Judes Children's Hospital, The Salvation Army or The American Cancer Society. Visitation Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at Schrader.com.

Schade, Jewel D.

(nee Buscher), Saturday,May 12, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Hayden, Lucille M. Robert W. Schade; dear mother of Richard Schade and the late (nee Brashears) Sunday, May 13, 2018. Loving wife of the late Norma (Robert) Payne; dear grandmother of Bryan (Rebecca), Leslie J. Hayden, Sr.; loving mother of Janet (the late Ron) Craig and Lisa Schade and Tammy Payne; dear great-grandSanders, Leslie J. (Tina) Hayden, Jr., the late Barbara (surviving mother of Brady, Jewel, Andrew and Abbi; our dear sister-inJim) Brown and Mary Hayden; our dear grandmother, great- law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend. grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, Services: Service at KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, aunt, cousin and friend. Thursday, May 17, 10 a.m. Interment Lakewood Park CemeServices: Funeral at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 tery. Memorials to Alzheimer's Association appreciated. Lemay Ferry Rd., Thursday, May 17, 10 a.m. Interment J.B. Visitation Wednesday, 4-9 p.m. National Cemetery. Visitation on Wednesday 5-9 p.m.

Hund, Richard J.

65, passed Mon., May 14, 2018. Vis 4-8pm Wed. 5/16/18 Hutchens-Stygar (St. Charles). Service: 1:30pm Thurs. 5/17 Living Lord Lutheran, Lake St. Louis. www.hutchensfuneralhomes.com

Jaycox, Lucille Betty "Dee Dee"

passed away Friday, May 11, 2018. Dearest aunt, sister-in-law, cousin and friend of many. Lucille was preceded in death by her siblings; Alma, Golden, Edna, Burlin, Nan, Ed, Doyle "Pete," Gerry and Billy Ray. Services: Funeral service at the FAMILY CENTER at SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Thursday, May 17 at 1:00 p.m. Interment Bethel Cemetery (Wildwood). If desired, contributions may be made to Salem United Methodist Church (Ballwin). Visitation Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Friends may sign the family's online guestbook at Schrader.com.

Kennebeck, Kathleen R.

(nee Zacheis). Baptized in the hope of Christ's Resurrection Sunday, May 13, 2018. Wife of William; mother of Jennifer, Scott (Jill), Bryan (Rhonda), Colleen (Ben) Edmonson, Megan; sister of Joan and Paul Zacheis; grandmother of 9. Services: Funeral from KUTIS CITY Chapel, 2906 Gravois, Thursday, May 17 at 11 a.m. to Epiphany of Our Lord Church for 11:30 a.m. Mass. Interment only is private. Visitation Wednesday, 4-8 p.m. See Kutis website for more info.

Long, Roma Rae

(nee Dye) Monday, May 14, 2018. Beloved wife the late Sherman L. Long; loving mom of Terri (Gary) Wriley; step-mom of Sharon (Robert) Fitzgerald; loving grandma of Brad, Dan (Heather) and Katie; great-grandma of Emily, Declan and Braelyn. She had a passion for doing hair and loved her dogs. Services: Funeral at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Thursday, May 17, 9 a.m. Interment J.B. National Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 4:30-7:30 p.m.

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AIRLINE CRASH MYSTERY SOLVED? Pilot’s detour offers clue to doomed Malaysia Airlines flight, experts say

BY CLEVE R. WOOTSON JR. Washington Post

All but one of the 239 people on the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had probably been unconscious — incapacitated by the sudden depressurization of the Boeing 777 — and had no way of knowing that they were on an hours-long, meandering path to their deaths. Along that path, a panel of aviation experts said Sunday, was a brief but telling detour near Penang, Malaysia, the hometown of Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah. On two occasions, whoever was in control of the plane — and was probably the only one awake — tipped the craft to the left. The experts believe Zaharie, the plane’s pilot, was taking a final look. That is the chilling theory that the team of analysts assembled by Australia’s “60 Minutes” have posited about the final hours of Flight 370. They suspect that the plane’s 2014 disappearance and apparent crash was a suicide by the 53-year-old Zaharie — and a premeditated act of mass murder. But first, the experts said, they believe Zaharie depressurized the plane, knocking out anyone aboard who wasn’t wearing an oxygen mask. That would explain the silence from the plane as it veered wildly off course: no mayday from the craft’s radio, no final goodbye texts, no attempted emergency calls that failed to connect. That would also explain how whoever was in control had time to maneuver the plane to its final location. The wreckage has not been found, though hundreds of millions of dollars have gone into the four-year search. The secret of what happened in the final mo-

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A banner of messages to the passengers of missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 is created at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, on March 14, 2014.

ments of the ill-fated flight — and the motive behind it all — probably died with its passengers and pilot. But the “60 Minutes” team — which included aviation specialists, the former Australian Transport Safety Bureau chief in charge of investigating Flight 370’s crash and an oceanographer — put forth what they believe is the most likely theory. “The thing that gets discussed the most is that at the point where the pilot turned the transponder off, that he depressurized the airplane, which would disable the passengers,” said Larry Vance, a veteran aircraft investigator from Canada. “He was killing himself. Unfortunately, he was kill-

ing everyone else onboard. And he did it deliberately.” Zaharie’s suspected suicide might explain an oddity about the plane’s final flight path: that unexpected turn to the left. “Captain Zaharie dipped his wing to see Penang, his hometown,” Simon Hardy, a Boeing 777 senior pilot and instructor, said on “60 Minutes.” “If you look very carefully, you can see it’s actually a turn to the left, and then start a long turn to the right. And then [he does] another left turn. So I spent a long time thinking about what this could be, what technical reason is there for this and,

after two months, three months thinking about this, I finally got the answer: Someone was looking out the window.” “It might be a long emotional goodbye,” Hardy added. “Or a short emotional goodbye to his hometown.” Flight 370 disappeared March 8, 2014, shortly after leaving Kuala Lumpur, with 239 people aboard who believed they were bound for Beijing. The craft is thought to have crashed in the far southern Indian Ocean. The governments of Malaysia, China and Australia called off the official search in January 2017. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau’s final report said authorities were no closer to knowing the reasons for the plane’s disappearance or the exact location of its wreckage. But the “60 Minutes” experts tried to answer one of the biggest questions surrounding the flight: How could a modern aircraft tracked by radar and satellites simply disappear? Because, they say, Zaharie wanted it to. And the veteran pilot, who had nearly 20,000 hours of flight experience and had built a flight simulator in his home, knew exactly how to do it. For example, at one point, he flew near the border of Malaysia and Thailand, crisscrossing into the airspace of both, Hardy said. But neither country was likely to see the plane as a threat because it was on the edge of their airspace. “Both of the controllers aren’t bothered about this mysterious aircraft because, ‘Oh, it’s gone, it’s not in our space anymore,’” Hardy said. “If you were commissioning me to do this operation and try to make a 777 disappear, I would do the same thing. As far as I’m concerned, it’s very accurate flying, and it did the job.”

Investigation gives details of teen’s futile 911 call Ohio boy died after being pinned in his minivan; father still seeks answers BY ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS associated Press

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boy who got pinned in the back seat of his minivan and died despite voice-dialing 911 was unable to communicate properly with dispatchers because his phone was in his back pocket, according to an initial police investigation. Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac presented the results of an internal investigation before the City Council’s law and safety committee, providing details of the 911 call and the police response. Also among the information released Monday: • The city’s computer assisted-dispatching system experienced difficulties throughout the call. • Kyle Plush’s phone was in his pocket as he called, and he was using “Siri” caller technology to call 911. Kyle was not able to give back and forth answers to a dispatcher, and the phone disconnected his call. • The first dispatcher didn’t hear Kyle’s initial comments that he was “going to die here” because he spoke during an automated “What is your emergency” response message.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley hugs a member of Kyle Plush’s family before a City Hall meeting last month. The teen’s April 10 death has triggered long-overdue plans for upgrades at the city emergency center and helped force the city manager’s resignation.

• Officers initially believed they were searching for an elderly woman locked in her vehicle needing help. • Officers weren’t given information from the initial 911 call that someone was banging and screaming for help. Isaac said officers determined they could search a bigger area and see more by

MARGOT KIDDER

Actress who gained fame as Lois Lane in the ‘Superman’ films dies at age 69 Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige called the moment “the best cinematic superhero save Margot K idder, who in the history of film” at starred as Lois Lane opan Academy of Motion posite Christopher Reeve Picture Arts and Sciences in the “Superman” film event last year. franchise of the 1970s Kidder and Reeve went and 1980s, has died. on to star in three more Ms. Kidder died Sun“Superman” movies, the day (May 13, 2018) at last being “Superman IV: her home in Livingston, The Quest for Peace,” in Mont., according to a 1987. notice on the website of Both would remain Franzen-Davis Funeral known almost entirely Home. She was 69. for their “Superman” Ms. Kidder’s manager roles, and struggled to Camilla Fluxman Pines find other major parts. said she died peacefully Reeve, who was paralyzed in her sleep. Margot Kidder from the neck down in a No cause or other dehorseback riding accitails were given. “Superman,” directed by Richard dent in 1995, died in 2004. Ms. Kidder also had a small part in Donner, was a superhero blockbuster two decades before comic book movies “The Great Waldo Pepper” with Robert became the norm at the top of the box Redford in 1975, and a leading role in “The office, and is cited as an essential inspi- Amityville Horror” alongside James Broration by makers of today’s Marvel and lin in 1979. Ms. Kidder had a debilitating car acciD.C. films. Both Ms. Kidder and Reeve, who played dent in 1990 that left her in a wheelchair Superman, were relative unknowns when for most of two years and made it difficult they got their leading parts in 1978’s “Su- to work. She told ABC’s Barbara Walters in a perman.” The filmmakers saved the star power for other roles — Gene Hackman as 1996 interview that she had struggled for villain Lex Luthor and Marlon Brando as decades with mental illness, a fight that became public when she was found dazed Superman’s father, Jor-El. Ms. Kidder had many of the film’s most and filthy in a yard not far from the studio memorable lines, including “You’ve got where she once played Lois Lane. Ms. Kidder, who was born in Canada, me? Who’s got you?” when she first encountered the costumed hero as she and a had been living in Montana in recent dehelicopter plunged from the top of a Me- cades and spent much of her time on political activism. tropolis building. BY ANDREW DALTON aP entertainment Writer

staying in their cruiser. Kyle’s father, Ron Plush, said Monday he still had multiple questions about what happened. “I was expecting that by hearing the police report today many of my questions would be answered,” Plush said, appearing at a Cincinnati City Council meeting on

the police response to the April 10 death of his son. “This is not the case.” Plush found the body of his son on April 10 inside the 2004 Honda Odyssey in a parking lot near his school nearly six hours after Kyle’s first 911 call. A coroner says the teen died of asphyxiation from his chest being compressed. It is suspected that the foldaway rear seat flipped over as he reached for tennis gear in the back. Ron Plush asked authorities why officers weren’t notified that his son was screaming for help in a 911 call, and whether exact GPS coordinates existed for his son’s location and if so, why weren’t those given to police officers. Mayor John Cranley told Plush he would receive written responses to every question and called the police report on the case incomplete. The boy’s aunt, also attending Monday’s meeting, noted that Kyle Plush’s voicemail included his name, and was not a generic message. If authorities knew the name “Kyle” and that the call was from someone near a school, they had enough to do a proper search minutes after the call was received, Jodi Schwind said. Council members also questioned why officers didn’t just search all the vans in the parking lot that day. “Kyle did everything he should have done, everything a mom, a dad, would tell their child to do, he did,” said Councilwoman Amy Murray. “And he was failed horribly.”

Research finds link between opioid prescriptions, freebies for doctors LOS ANGELES TIMES

Health officials hoping to stem the opioid crisis might want to pay attention to what doctors eat for lunch. A new research letter reports that doctors who received free meals and other kinds of payments from pharmaceutical companies tended to prescribe more opioid painkillers to their patients over the course of a year. Meanwhile, doctors who didn’t get such freebies cut back on their opioid prescriptions. The finding was reported Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. A team led by Dr. Scott E. Hadland of Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction examined Medicare data and found that 369,139 physicians prescribed an opioid painkiller at least 10 times in 2015 under one of the insurance program’s Part D plans. Then they consulted the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Open Payments database and found that 25,767 (or 7 percent) of these same doctors received “opioid-related payments” from drug companies in 2014. The payments added up to just over $9 million, according to the report. For doctors, payments most often came in the form of food. The companies bought 97,020 meals at a total cost of $1.8 million. The most expensive category for the drug companies was “speaking fees and/ or honoraria.” These funds went to only 3,115 recipients, but the payments were worth a combined $6.2 million, Hadland and his colleagues found. In addition, 1,862 physicians received $730,824 worth of travel, 360 doctors were paid $290,395 in consulting fees,

and 3,011 clinicians got $79,660 in funds related to education. None of the $9 million was used to fund medical research, the study authors noted. The physicians who received these payments prescribed opioid painkillers an average of 539 times in 2015. That figure was higher than the average for 2014. By contrast, the doctors who did not receive payments from pharmaceutical companies prescribed opioids an average of 134 times in 2015. That figure was lower than in 2014. The more meals a doctor was treated to in 2014, the more opioid prescriptions he or she wrote in 2015. After controlling for other factors, the researchers calculated that for each additional meal over the course of the year, the number of opioid prescriptions rose by 0.7 percent. The findings don’t prove that payments to doctors prompted them to write more prescriptions for painkillers at a time when most of their colleagues were cutting back. Still, the link between drug company payments and opioid prescriptions deserves further scrutiny in light of the nation’s opioid epidemic, the study authors wrote. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 115 Americans die each day as a result of an opioid overdose, and the road to addiction typically starts with a legitimately prescribed painkiller. “Our findings suggest that manufacturers should consider a voluntary decrease or complete cessation of marketing to physicians,” they concluded. “Federal and state governments should also consider legal limits on the number and amount of payments.”


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DIGEST Chilean bishops contrite in scandal over child abuse Chile’s Catholic bishops said Monday they were open to whatever Pope Francis proposes to overhaul the Chilean church, including the removal of bishops, reforms of seminaries and paying financial reparation to victims of a clergy sex abuse and cover-up scandal. Representatives of the Chilean bishops conference told reporters they were heading into three days of meetings with Francis humbled, pained and shamed for their own errors in handling abuse cases. They said they wanted to

president of the restive Spanish region, bringing an end to five months of political deadlock. Torra, hand-picked by former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont for the presidency, won a simple majority in the 135-seat Catalan Parliament on Monday during a second round of voting. The election brings an end to the political paralysis that has persisted in Catalonia since regional elections on Dec. 21 yielded a parliamentary majority for a pro-independence coalition.

listen to Francis and would follow his lead in asking forgiveness of the victims they had discredited. Francis summoned the bishops to Rome for an emergency summit after receiving a 2,300-page report on the abuse cover-up scandal, which he helped fuel. During a visit to Chile in January, Francis strongly defended a bishop, Juan Barros, who was accused by victims of Chile’s most notorious predator priest of having witnessed and ignored their abuse. Catalonia elects president • Catalonia’s pro-independence politician Quim Torra has been elected

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DeJong gets antsy if he’s not in lineup Playing so much is helping improve his defensive ability

THIRD TIME’S THE HARM

Deciding when the other team has seen the starter enough is an increasingly important part of a manager’s job BENJAMIN HOCHMAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It’s a trend in baseball, except it’s not trending everywhere — and those who utilize it and scrutinize it both make good cases. “It’s interesting, for sure,” Cardinals reliever John Brebbia said. “I’d love to look at it more.” So let’s look at it more: Once a starting pitcher begins to face a lineup for third time, how quickly should a manager pull him? Because data shows it’s happening faster than ever before. In 2014, starters averaged 17.9 outs a game. Last season, just 16.5, per ESPN data. After facing a pitcher twice already, a batter has an advantage. He knows what a guy’s got. Oh, and more times than not, that guy is tiring on the mound. But what options are available in the bullpen? And just how many outs away from 27 is your team? In the majors this year, against batters the first time through an order, starting pitchers allow a .698 on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS). The second time through, the OPS is .724. And the third time through? Hitters against the starting pitcher have an OPS of .807, a startling difference from the first two times through. Meanwhile, relief pitchers facing a batter a first time allow a .713 OPS — though relievers are often hand-picked for optimal matchups. And sometimes, you just don’t have proper personnel that day in your bullpen. “We want to push all of our starters,” said Cards manager Mike Matheny, whose hook to pull starters is sometimes questioned by media, fans and fancystat bloggers. “If they look good we’ll let it roll. But obviously at-bat plays in. You talk about a guy being out there in the middle of an inning and, yeah, how far can we let him go before being in too much trouble? Another guy who is coming out of the bullpen (would be) in a real tough spot as well — so, who is going to give us our best chance? That’s what our conversation comes down to.

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Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong has started 36 of the team’s 38 games this season. BY DERRICK GOOLD St. Louis Post-Dispatch

MINNEAPOLIS • To explain how he’s shaped his preparation to play as often as possible at the infield’s most demanding position, Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong began by describing what it’s like in the dugout and how restless he is at rest. “I can tell you how I feel on the bench,” he said. “I feel anxious. I feel tired just sitting there. For me, on a day when maybe I should have it off and maybe I should play, I would rather play because that’s when it’s most easy on the mind.” It’s also been most beneficial to his game. As the Cardinals near the 40game mark of their season, no teammate has appeared in more games (37) or handled more innings at his position (337 1/3) than DeJong. The result has been a second-year shortstop who has improved significantly in the field because of the reps all that playing time has offered and the instincts they’ve sharpened. On Sunday, DeJong positioned himself up the middle three times, and was there waiting for a ground ball that otherwise would have been a single. Twice he helped get veteran starter Adam Wainwright out of a calamitous inning because he See CARDINALS • Page B5 UP NEXT > 7:10 p.m. Tues. at Twins, FS1 > Flaherty (0-1, 3.60) vs. Berrios (3-4, 4.50)

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NIKOS FRAZIER • Post-Dispatch

How Cardinals starters are faring this season against batters in their first, second and third plate appearances of the game. PA HR BA OPS 1st 342 4 .231 .648 2nd 339 5 .240 .632 3rd 219 6 .232 .675

Cardinals pitcher Luke Weaver is averaging five innings a start this season and has never thrown a complete game in the majors.

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St. Louis team is regular in title game but lost in 2017 BY JOE LYONS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFF GORDON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Former Blues heartthrob T.J. Oshie is relishing the second stage of his NHL career. His Washington Capitals have a 2-0 lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Final. He is surrounded by world-class offensive talents like Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Kuznetsov and John Carlson. Oshie, now a seasoned veteran at 31, enjoys lifetime security (and then some) from his eight-year, $46 million contract. Naturally, some Blues fans wonder: Why couldn’t this good stuff happen for him here? Many factors conspired to deny Oshie a happy ending with the Blues, including See GORDON • Page B3

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Three weeks. That’s how long Khalia Collier, the owner and general manager of the St. Louis Surge basketball team, gave herself to get over her team’s heartbreaking loss in the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League championship game in August at Fontbonne University. Playing in their fourth consecutive WBCBL title game, the Surge led 50-37 early in the final quarter but were unable to hold off the third-seeded Georgia Soul. The visitors went on a late 12-0 run to pull even at 60 and grabbed their only lead of the game at 64-63 when tournament MVP Khadijiah Cave made two free throws with 1:19 to play. The Surge put the ball in the hands of their leader, Rebecca Harris, who missed the mark on a 10-foot shot, grabbed the rebound and then missed again on a 5-footer as time expired on the Surge’s See SURGE • Page B6

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DIGEST Mizzou’s Martin is named to NCAA committee

The NCAA has appointed Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin to its Division I Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee, a collection of administrators, coaches and student-athletes tasked with supervising the selection procedures for the NCAA Tournament. Martin will replace Kansas coach Bill Self as the committee’s head coach representative from the major conferences. Self’s term is set to expire in June. “I’m honored to represent both the University of Missouri and the Southeastern Conference on the Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee,” said Martin, who was 20-13 in his debut season as Missouri’s head coach. “It’s an important time for our sport after the hard work and recommendations put forth by the Commission on College Basketball. I’m looking forward to helping improve our game and working diligently to put young men in the best situations for success on and off the court.” (Dave Matter) McDavid gives Canada OT win • Connor McDavid (Edmonton) batted in his own rebound 46 seconds into overtime, giving Canada a 2-1 victory over Latvia at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship in Herning, Denmark. For the second game in a row, none of the four Blues on Team Canada figured in the scoring. Also Monday, Russia shut out Slovakia 4-0, the Czech Republic defeated Austria 4-3 and Norway defeated South Korea 3-0. In just his second appearance for Russia in the tournament, Blues forward Nikita Soshnikov had two assists. There are six games Tuesday to conclude pool play, with Team USA facing Finland for first place in Group B. (Jim Thomas) Buck, Aikman to do Thursday NFL games • Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will be the broadcast team for Fox’s new Thursday night package of NFL telecasts, it was announced Monday. They are to do all 11 games to be shown on Fox and simulcast on NFL Network, as well as two only on NFL Network. This will be the 17th season Buck (play-by-play) and Aikman (analysis) will have worked together. They will continue to call Sunday afternoon NFL games for Fox, though the number of those contests they do is expected to decrease from recent years. Fox’s first Thursday game will be Sept. 13, when Cincinnati entertains Baltimore. NBC has the league’s first game of the season, on Thursday, Sept. 6, when Atlanta is at Philadelphia. “Since acquiring the rights to ‘Thursday Night Football,’ we knew we wanted a big-game feel,” John Entz, executive producer of Fox Sports said in a statement. (Dan Caesar) S. Williams to play in Paris • Serena Williams’ coach says she will play the French Open beginning in two weeks. The tournament will mark the 23-time Grand Slam champion’s first major since returning to the tour from maternity leave. Coach Patrick Mouratoglou tells the WTA tour’s website, “Serena will play the French Open to win it.” Williams returned to the tour briefly this year, after a 14-month absence to give birth to her daughter. But she withdrew from last week’s Madrid Open and this week’s Italian Open. (AP) Djokovic wins in Italy • Novak Djokovic beat Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-1, 6-3 in the first round of the Italian Open. Also, Kei Nishikori defeated Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (5), 6-4 for his first victory since reaching the Monte Carlo Masters final last month. The 24th-ranked Nishikori will next face third-seeded Grigor Dimitrov. In the women’s tournament, former U.S. Open finalist Roberta Vinci bid her fans an emotional farewell following the final match of her career. Having already announced that this would be her final tournament, the 35-year-old Vinci was beaten by Serbian qualifier Aleksandra Krunic 2-6, 6-0, 6-3. (AP) Broncos’ Henderson shaken up • Denver Broncos running back De’Angelo Henderson is recovering from minor shoulder and ankle injuries he sustained over the weekend when his Jeep was hit by a driver fleeing police in a stolen vehicle. KCNC-TV in Denver reported that a 36-year-old woman was in custody after she allegedly struck several vehicles while evading police Saturday night in Parker, Colo., sending four people to the hospital, where they were held overnight. Henderson discussed the crash on his Instagram page Monday and called it “the most traumatic event I’ve probably ever had to deal with.” He thanked the Parker Police Department and South Metro Fire Rescue as well as the doctors who treated him at Parker Adventist hospital. He said he was “T-boned, airborne, flipped, and rolled” in the accident but was able to get himself out of his damaged Jeep and suffered only “minor injuries with a few scrapes and bruises.” (AP)

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Horse racing’s dynamic duo Baffert, Lukas mesh on and off the track ASSOCIATED PRESS

Bob Baffert has spent his whole life following D. Wayne Lukas. As a teenager at the quarter horse track in Arizona where Baffert tagged along with his dad and learned about racing, he looked up to Lukas as a legend. “I’ll never forget when he came in with his fancy trailer and man, there’s Wayne Lukas,” Baffert said. “He was huge then. He’s always set the bar.” Baffert even asked Lukas for a job out of high school. Lukas turned Baffert down. But in the four-plus decades since, they’ve developed a friendship as deep as their combined success. They are two of the best thoroughbred trainers in racing history and their paths are crossing again this week at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. They will go head to head Saturday in the Preakness Stakes, a race each has won six times. “We’ve become good friends because we have a lot in common, we had a lot of quarter horse stories and friends that we knew coming up,” Baffert said. “It’s been a lot of fun.” Baffert goes into the Preakness with Kentucky Derby winner Justify, the heavy favorite to advance to win and keep alive the chance to give the 65-year-old his second Triple Crown champion in four years. A win Saturday would tie the 83-year-old Lukas’ record of 14 Triple Crown victories. Lukas said Baffert “is going to roll right past that” mark. “Bob is an excellent horseman,” said Lukas, who is expected to start Bravazo and Sporting Chance in the Preakness. “Not only has he got a good clientele base and gets some nice horses, but he absolutely knows what to do with them.” Baffert’s dad got him involved in horse racing at age 11 and he considers his father his mentor — but he holds Lukas in high regard. Lukas has been an icon and rival for Baffert over the years, especially in the 1990s and 2000s when owner Bob Lewis pitted

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Hall of Fame trainers Bob Baffert (left) and D. Wayne Lukas talk Monday at Churchill Downs. They’ll be competing Saturday in the Preakness Stakes. > PREAKNESS STAKES Saturday • Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore Post time: 5:20 p.m. (St. Louis time) TV • KSDK (Channel 5) Post position draw • Wednesday

them against each other. Calling Lukas one of the hardest workers he ever has seen, Baffert set out to duplicate those efforts with incredible success. Lukas and Baffert just kept winning — including a combined 34 Breeders Cup’ races to go along with the Triple Crown victories — and became closer along the way. “The one thing that you quickly find out is who you can greatly respect, and respect is what really starts to bond these friendships that we develop over the years,” Lukas said. “I have developed a deep friendship and respect with him and his whole family, (his wife) Jill and everybody for the simple reason that I think he’s a very good horseman and he does a very, very good job.” Baffert has done such a good job that Lukas considers him one of the top three or four trainers in history. If Justify wins Saturday, it would tie him with 19th-century trainer R.W. Walden for the most Preakness victories. Leading up to Saturday’s race, Baffert again will share a barn with Lukas, who is looking for his first win on the Triple Crown trail

since 2013. Despite the drought, Lukas still is the standard by which many younger trainers measure themselves. “To me, he is still above me,” Baffert said. “He thinks he’s going to win everything.” As much as Baffert praises Lukas for changing quarter-horse and thoroughbred racing, Lukas acknowledges Baffert’s more recent impact. The old-school Lukas looks to Baffert’s management model now and jokes, “I’m saddling horses for him and I’m sort of his assistant.” “Our game is more than just trying to race horses,” Lukas said. “It’s managing people, managing horses, developing studs and put them out, affecting the breeding industry, causing economic impact in the sale ring and Bob has done all of that. ... Bob affects every facet of the industry in some way or another.” Baffert has come a long way from the 18-year-old Lukas had no job for back in the day. Baffert ended the 37-year-old Triple Crown drought with American Pharoah in 2015 and continues to build his résumé race by race. “I learned it by trial and error — mostly error,” Baffert said. “And I said (to Wayne), ‘I’m sure glad you turned me down, because you’d be taking all the credit for this.’”

Young drivers making a splash in IndyCar A number of them under 25 will compete in the Indianapolis 500 ASSOCIATED PRESS

I N D I A N A P O L I S • Twentythree-year-old Zach Veach looks like the perfect guy for IndyCar’s youth movement. He has a solid background. He has a full-time ride with one of the series’ top teams, stable sponsorship and what appears to be a bright future. He understands the art of doing business and, in his first full-time season, he already sounds like a veteran. If Veach succeeds, he could emerge as a cornerstone for the next generation of stars in the open-wheel series. “It’s exciting to be part of something like this,” Veach said. “It’s humbling, too, because you can be the front-runner in Indy Lights and you come over here and you have to learn some things.” Veach finished 19th at Barber and 26th at Indianapolis in his only two starts last season. This year, he finished 16th at the first two races, posted a career-best fourth at Long Beach and was 23rd in Saturday’s 24-car field at the IndyCar Grand Prix. Series officials don’t necessarily need Veach to jump to the forefront just yet. They’re not going all in on one guy, either. It’s possible more than 20 percent of this year’s Indianapolis 500 starters could be, like Veach, younger than 25. The class is rich in diversity and talent: • Gabby Chaves, a 24-year-old Colombian, fended off Veach to claim the 2014 Indy Lights title. He competes with upstart Harding Racing. • Ed Jones, the 23-year-old from Dubai, was last year’s rookie of the year driver for powerhouse Chip Ganassi Racing. • Kyle Kaiser, a 22-year-old Californian, was hired by Juncos Racing after winning last year’s Indy Lights title. • Matheus Leist, a 19-year-old

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Brazilian, won last year’s Freedom 100 at Indy and now is being mentored by 2014 series champion Tony Kanaan at A.J. Foyt Racing. • Pietro Fittipaldi, a 21-year-old Brazilian, will miss the Indy 500 after breaking his left leg and right ankle during qualifying for the World Endurance Championship. On Saturday, Dale Coyne Racing used 20-year-old Zachary Claman De Melo as the replacement. • American Sage Karam, 23 and the 2013 Indy Lights winner, has shown promise in a variety of series but still hasn’t secured a full-time ride in IndyCar. He is attempting to make his fifth 500 start with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. Veterans of the series believe this young group has a better chance of making an impact together than previously hyped classes. “We’ve got good, quality guys under 25 and now they’re driving for owners who hopefully will stick with them because that’s how I think that’s what develops them,” Ganassi Racing executive director Mike Hull said. “I think the crop you’re talking about is

the crop we’ve needed for a long, long time but we didn’t have the stability to do that. Now, we do.” Jay Frye, IndyCar president of competition and operations, is a big believer in the young guys. He called this group “advanced” in terms of their experience and business savvy. The problem, of course, becomes marketing. In a sport where winning matters, big names rule, and sponsorship money is increasingly more difficult to find and keep, the biggest challenge might be finding teams and companies that are patient enough to stick with a young guy long enough to reap the rewards. Hull estimates it takes about three years for most drivers to become consistently competitive in IndyCar. “I’m not expecting to come in and win races right off the bat with a new car and a new team,” Kaiser said. “It just takes time and experience. Nothing trumps experience.” Except actually winning. The driver with the most at stake this month may be Karam, whose only scheduled race this season is the Indianapolis 500. Practice begins Tuesday with qualifying scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. “The hardest part is when you’re not a full-time driver and you don’t have a résumé to show sponsors you can do well,” Karam said. “So this is what everyone sees. If I win, it would be a gamechanger and you’d see a lot more of me.” Perhaps the greatest asset in this young class is their determination to deliver on the promise. “We all root for the young guys because we know hard it is to get here and how hard it is to stay here,” Veach said. “The business side has to be taken very seriously.”

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HOCKEY

05.15.2018 • Tuesday • M 1

sT. LOuIs POsT-dIsPaTCH • B3

NHL PLAYOFFS

PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

Vegas evens up series with Winnipeg

* if necessary

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS CAPITALS 2, LIGHTNING 0 Game 1

Capitals 4, Lightning 2

Golden Knights win on road as Fleury withstands the Jets’ pressure

Game 2

Capitals 6, Lightning 2

Tuesday

7 at Washington, NBCSN

Thurs.

7 at Washington, NBCSN

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6:15 at Tampa Bay, KSDK-5*

May 21

7 at Washington, NBCSN*

May 23

7 at Tampa Bay, NBCSN*

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA • Jon-

athan Marchessault scored twice and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 30 shots, lifting the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-1 series-evening win over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. “Every time we need a big game as a group, we show up,” Marchessault said. “Maybe we showed the hockey world we deserve to be here.” Kyle Connor scored midway through the third period to pull Winnipeg within a goal. Marchessault restored the twogoal lead 1:28 later. Tomas Tatar scored 6:37 into the game for the Golden Knights. Connor Hellebuyck had 25 saves for the Jets. Game 3 is Wednesday night in Las Vegas. The expansion Golden Knights appeared to be rusty in the series opener, and the Jets scored three goals early in a 4-2 win . It looked like they were going to pick up where they left off, but Fleury made key saves early and got help from a teammate and a post in the opening minutes to keep the puck out of his net. “They came out flying again with a lot of speed,” Fleury said. Vegas generated offense by making plays without the puck, forcing turnovers to set up goals. After the Jets failed to clear the puck out of a corner in their end, Tatar ended up stuffing the puck in the net after hitting the side of the net with a shot. Connor was pressured into turning over the puck near center ice late in the opening period and Reilly Smith set up Marchessault, his former Florida Panthers teammate, at the blue line and he scored on a breakaway backhander.

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS JETS 1, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 1 Game 1

Jets 4, Knights 2

Game 2

Knights 3, Jets 1

Wed.

8 at Las Vegas, NBCSN

Friday

7 at Las Vegas, NBCSN

May 20

2 at Winnipeg, KSDK (5)

May 22

8 at Las Vegas, NBCSN*

May 24

7 at Winnipeg, NBCSN*

BOX SCORES Golden Knights 3, Jets 1 Vegas 2 0 1 — 3 Winnipeg 0 0 1 — 1 First period: 1, Vegas, Tatar 1 (Theodore, Carpenter), 13:23. 2, Vegas, Marchessault 5 (Smith), 17:22. Penalties: Tanev, WPG, (tripping), 1:40; Vegas bench, served by Marchessault (too many men on the ice), 2:19; Marchessault, VGK, (roughing), 10:49; Trouba, WPG, (roughing), 10:49. Second period: None. Penalties: Wheeler, WPG, (holding), 0:35; McNabb, VGK, (tripping), 19:57. Third period: 3, Winnipeg, Connor 3 (Myers, Ehlers), 7:17 (pp). 4, Vegas, Marchessault 6 (Smith, Karlsson), 8:45. Penalties: Sbisa, VGK, (tripping), 5:39. Shots: Vegas 13-8-7: 28. Winnipeg 11-8-12: 31. Power-plays: Vegas 0 of 2; Winnipeg 1 of 3. Goalies: Vegas, Fleury 9-3 (31 shots-30 saves). Winnipeg, Hellebuyck 9-5 (28-25). A: 15,321. Referees: Gord Dwyer, Chris Rooney. Linesmen: Michel Cormier, Brian Murphy.

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The Vegas Golden Knights celebrate after Jonathan Marchessault (center) scored against Winnipeg in the first period Monday night.

“There was about 57 minutes of that game that was pretty good for us,” Jets captain Blake Wheeler said. “Three minutes of it got away from us. The Jets closed the scoreless second period and started the third on the power play and still couldn’t get the puck past Fleury. Yet. Winnipeg kept up the pressure on by relentlessly forechecking

The Jets pulled their goaltender to add another skater over the last couple minutes of the game, but Fleury didn’t let the puck get past him again.

and drew another penalty early in the third. Connor took advantage, squeezing a shot between Fleury and the post from the bottom of the left circle 7:17 into the third. That whipped the white-clad fans into a frenzy, triggering jeers of “Fleu-ry! Fleu-ry!” only to be quieted by another Marchessault backhander that beat Hellebuyck.

Notes • Vegas put Tatar and Tomas Nosek in place of David Perron and Oscar Lindberg. ... The Jets have not lost consecutive games this postseason.

PLAYOFFS SCORING LEADERS Through Sunday Player, Team Jake Guentzel, PIT Sidney Crosby, PIT David Pastrnak, BOS Alex Ovechkin, WAS Evgeny Kuznetsov, WAS Mark Scheifele, WPG Blake Wheeler, WPG Brad Marchand, BOS Filip Forsberg, NSH Patrice Bergeron, BOS Paul Stastny, WPG Dustin Byfuglien, WPG Nikita Kucherov, TB Ryan Johansen, NSH John Carlson, WAS 3 tied with 13 pts.

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G 10 9 6 10 8 12 3 4 7 6 6 5 6 5 3

A 11 12 14 9 11 6 15 13 9 10 9 10 8 9 11

PTS 21 21 20 19 19 18 18 17 16 16 15 15 14 14 14

Blues fans still wondering if team should have kept Oshie GORDON • FROM B1

unrealized expectations, the need to freshen team chemistry and the franchise’s long-term salary cap concerns. The Blues traded him to the Capitals in 2015 for power forward Troy Brouwer, a thirdround pick and goaltender Pheonix Copley. That deal paid off the next season when the Blues played a much “heavier” game with Brouwer banging around and reached the NHL’s Final Four for the first time in 15 years. But long-term consequences of the Oshie trade are ominous since the Capitals are two victories away from playing for their first Stanley Cup while the Blues are regrouping after this spring’s playoff miss. Did the Blues get enough return on the Oshie trade? No, since Brouwer exited as a free agent after the ’16 playoff run. Copley returned to the Capitals as a throw-in with the Keven Shattenkirk trade. The Blues used the third-round pick from the Oshie deal to move up in the first round and select Tage Thompson in 2016. Other than salary cap savings and the right to pick Thompson over another prospect, the Blues didn’t gain lingering benefit from that trade. Did the Blues make amazing use of those cap savings?

No, since general manager Doug Armstrong used his payroll flexibility to keep Patrik Berglund (five years, $19.25 million), lock in Alexander Steen (four years, $23 million) and regain Vladimir Sobotka (three years, $10.5 million). The returns on those contracts have been moderate at best. Would the Blues have been better off keeping and paying Oshie? Ummmm ... maybe. To consider that question, let’s go back to the beginning with Oshie. He arrived with plenty and flash and dash in 2008 when the Blues lacked both. He and fellow young forwards David Perron and Berglund were going to be the team’s future. At times, they looked capable of becoming special. At times, they drove their coaches crazy. Fans expected more, given the high hopes for better times they placed on them. At times their coaches expected more, too, noting that young players can grow complacent when they get comfortable. Oshie was an especially vexing case. He could dance through defenders with his stickhandling and embarrass goaltenders in shootouts, as his “T.J. Sochi” Olympic star turn for Team USA as underscored. But over the years Blues coaches invariably wanted him to put more pucks on net and play

CHRIS LEE • clee@post-dispatch.com

T.J. Oshie (left) and Patrik Berglund pretend to engage each other in a hockey fight as they horse around after practice in 2008, when they were viewed as a big part of the team’s future.

and more direct north-south game. Oshie could separate opponents from the puck on the forecheck and dump them with reverse shoulder checks. But injuries became an issue, as did his inconsistent aggression. Ultimately Blues management decided to break up the “Boy Band” Blues. Perron departed in

2013, bouncing from Edmonton to Pittsburgh and Anaheim, back to St. Louis and then out to Las Vegas in the expansion draft. Oshie, two years remaining on his contract, moved on to Washington in 2015. He got his new contract, which runs until 2025, after scoring 33 goals in 68 games for the explosive Capitals last season.

But he converted 23.1 percent of his shots to produce that total, an unsustainable rate even on a highly skilled team. Sure enough, Oshie fell back to 18 goals this season on just 127 shots on goal and a 14.2 percent conversion rate. “There were times where I wasn’t playing that great, to be honest, there were times I played awesome and didn’t have a shot on net,” Oshie told reporters after his uneven regular season. His eight-year contract, which runs until Oshie is 38 years old, will probably look worse and worse as time goes on. Then again, the Capitals have a real shot at winning the Stanley Cup. Oshie is closer to realizing his career-long dream than he ever was as a Blue. “For every year that you fall short, you get a little bit hungrier and a little bit hungrier,” Oshie told reporters at the start of postseason play. “At the time, it feels like you can’t want it any more and then you fall short again and somehow you want it more than you did the last time.” Blues fans can definitely relate to that. If Oshie ends up hoisting the Cup, the “what if T.J. stayed?” cries will only grow louder. Jeff Gordon • 314-340-8175 @gordoszone on Twitter jgordon@post-dispatch.com

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NHL PLAYOFFS

PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

Vegas evens up series with Winnipeg

* if necessary

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS CAPITALS 2, LIGHTNING 0 Game 1

Capitals 4, Lightning 2

Golden Knights win on road as Fleury withstands the Jets’ pressure

Game 2

Capitals 6, Lightning 2

Tuesday

7 at Washington, NBCSN

Thurs.

7 at Washington, NBCSN

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May 21

7 at Washington, NBCSN*

May 23

7 at Tampa Bay, NBCSN*

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athan Marchessault scored twice and said the expansion Vegas Golden Knights sent a message, bouncing back with a 3-1 seriesevening win over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. “Every time we need a big game as a group, we show up,” Marchessault said. “We showed the hockey world we earned the right to be here.” Tomas Tatar scored 6:37 into the game for the Golden Knights and Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 30 saves. Kyle Connor scored midway through the third period to pull Winnipeg within a goal. Marchessault restored the twogoal lead 1:28 later. Connor Hellebuyck had 25 saves for the Jets. After losing the series opener, Marchessault told reporters the team faced a must-win game. “If you’re going to talk out there in the media that you have to be better, I think you need to lead by example,” he said. “I tried to do that.” Game 3 is Wednesday night in Las Vegas. “I don’t think anybody is panicking,” Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba said. “We like our road game. We like where it was in the Nashville series.” Winnipeg won three times on the top-seeded Predators’ home ice, including Game 7 last week. The expansion Golden Knights appeared to be rusty in the series opener, and the Jets scored three goals early in a 4-2 win about 48 hours after advancing out of the second round. It looked like they were going to pick up where they left off. “They came out flying again with a lot of speed,” Fleury said.

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS JETS 1, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 1 Game 1

Jets 4, Knights 2

Game 2

Knights 3, Jets 1

Wed.

8 at Las Vegas, NBCSN

Friday

7 at Las Vegas, NBCSN

May 20

2 at Winnipeg, KSDK (5)

May 22

8 at Las Vegas, NBCSN*

May 24

7 at Winnipeg, NBCSN*

BOX SCORES Golden Knights 3, Jets 1

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The Vegas Golden Knights celebrate after Jonathan Marchessault (center) scored against Winnipeg in the first period Monday night.

Fleury, who helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win three Stanley Cups, made key stops early and got help from teammate and a post in the opening minutes to keep the puck out of his net. “Fleury had to make three or four really good saves in the first seven minutes,” Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said. “We rebounded after that. We got that 2-0 lead and it was a different game for us. When teams are chasing the lead, it’s tough for teams to battle back.” Winnipeg’s Mark Scheifele, who has postseason-high 12 goals, got the puck past Fleury in the opening moments of the game and Vegas defenseman Nate Schmidt cleared it from the

he scored on a breakaway backhander. “There was about 57 minutes of that game that was pretty good for us,” Jets captain Blake Wheeler said. “Three minutes of it got away from us. Winnipeg kept up the pressure on by relentlessly forechecking and drew another penalty early in the third. Connor took advantage, squeezing a shot between Fleury and the post from the bottom of the left circle 7:17 into the third. The Jets pulled their goaltender to add another skater over the last couple minutes of the game, but Fleury didn’t let the puck get past him again.

crease . Vegas generated offense by making plays without the puck, forcing turnovers to set up goals. “We were on them,” Golden Knights forward Erik Haula said. “That’s our game. We’re a fast team. I think we showed that.” Indeed. After the Jets failed to control the puck out of a corner in their end, Tatar ended up stuffing the puck in the net after hitting the side of the net with a shot. Connor was pressured into turning over the puck near center ice late in the opening period and Reilly Smith set up Marchessault, his former Florida Panthers teammate, at the blue line, and

Vegas 2 0 1 — 3 Winnipeg 0 0 1 — 1 First period: 1, Vegas, Tatar 1 (Theodore, Carpenter), 13:23. 2, Vegas, Marchessault 5 (Smith), 17:22. Penalties: Tanev, WPG, (tripping), 1:40; Vegas bench, served by Marchessault (too many men on the ice), 2:19; Marchessault, VGK, (roughing), 10:49; Trouba, WPG, (roughing), 10:49. Second period: None. Penalties: Wheeler, WPG, (holding), 0:35; McNabb, VGK, (tripping), 19:57. Third period: 3, Winnipeg, Connor 3 (Myers, Ehlers), 7:17 (pp). 4, Vegas, Marchessault 6 (Smith, Karlsson), 8:45. Penalties: Sbisa, VGK, (tripping), 5:39. Shots: Vegas 13-8-7: 28. Winnipeg 11-8-12: 31. Power-plays: Vegas 0 of 2; Winnipeg 1 of 3. Goalies: Vegas, Fleury 9-3 (31 shots-30 saves). Winnipeg, Hellebuyck 9-5 (28-25). A: 15,321. Referees: Gord Dwyer, Chris Rooney. Linesmen: Michel Cormier, Brian Murphy.

PLAYOFFS SCORING LEADERS Through Sunday Player, Team Jake Guentzel, PIT Sidney Crosby, PIT David Pastrnak, BOS Alex Ovechkin, WAS Evgeny Kuznetsov, WAS Mark Scheifele, WPG Blake Wheeler, WPG Brad Marchand, BOS Filip Forsberg, NSH Patrice Bergeron, BOS Paul Stastny, WPG Dustin Byfuglien, WPG Nikita Kucherov, TB Ryan Johansen, NSH John Carlson, WAS 3 tied with 13 pts.

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Blues fans still wondering if team should have kept Oshie GORDON • FROM B1

unrealized expectations, the need to freshen team chemistry and the franchise’s long-term salary cap concerns. The Blues traded him to the Capitals in 2015 for power forward Troy Brouwer, a thirdround pick and goaltender Pheonix Copley. That deal paid off the next season when the Blues played a much “heavier” game with Brouwer banging around and reached the NHL’s Final Four for the first time in 15 years. But long-term consequences of the Oshie trade are ominous since the Capitals are two victories away from playing for their first Stanley Cup while the Blues are regrouping after this spring’s playoff miss. Did the Blues get enough return on the Oshie trade? No, since Brouwer exited as a free agent after the ’16 playoff run. Copley returned to the Capitals as a throw-in with the Keven Shattenkirk trade. The Blues used the third-round pick from the Oshie deal to move up in the first round and select Tage Thompson in 2016. Other than salary cap savings and the right to pick Thompson over another prospect, the Blues didn’t gain lingering benefit from that trade. Did the Blues make amazing use of those cap savings?

No, since general manager Doug Armstrong used his payroll flexibility to keep Patrik Berglund (five years, $19.25 million), lock in Alexander Steen (four years, $23 million) and regain Vladimir Sobotka (three years, $10.5 million). The returns on those contracts have been moderate at best. Would the Blues have been better off keeping and paying Oshie? Ummmm ... maybe. To consider that question, let’s go back to the beginning with Oshie. He arrived with plenty and flash and dash in 2008 when the Blues lacked both. He and fellow young forwards David Perron and Berglund were going to be the team’s future. At times, they looked capable of becoming special. At times, they drove their coaches crazy. Fans expected more, given the high hopes for better times they placed on them. At times their coaches expected more, too, noting that young players can grow complacent when they get comfortable. Oshie was an especially vexing case. He could dance through defenders with his stickhandling and embarrass goaltenders in shootouts, as his “T.J. Sochi” Olympic star turn for Team USA as underscored. But over the years Blues coaches invariably wanted him to put more pucks on net and play

CHRIS LEE • clee@post-dispatch.com

T.J. Oshie (left) and Patrik Berglund pretend to engage each other in a hockey fight as they horse around after practice in 2008, when they were viewed as a big part of the team’s future.

and more direct north-south game. Oshie could separate opponents from the puck on the forecheck and dump them with reverse shoulder checks. But injuries became an issue, as did his inconsistent aggression. Ultimately Blues management decided to break up the “Boy Band” Blues. Perron departed in

2013, bouncing from Edmonton to Pittsburgh and Anaheim, back to St. Louis and then out to Las Vegas in the expansion draft. Oshie, two years remaining on his contract, moved on to Washington in 2015. He got his new contract, which runs until 2025, after scoring 33 goals in 68 games for the explosive Capitals last season.

But he converted 23.1 percent of his shots to produce that total, an unsustainable rate even on a highly skilled team. Sure enough, Oshie fell back to 18 goals this season on just 127 shots on goal and a 14.2 percent conversion rate. “There were times where I wasn’t playing that great, to be honest, there were times I played awesome and didn’t have a shot on net,” Oshie told reporters after his uneven regular season. His eight-year contract, which runs until Oshie is 38 years old, will probably look worse and worse as time goes on. Then again, the Capitals have a real shot at winning the Stanley Cup. Oshie is closer to realizing his career-long dream than he ever was as a Blue. “For every year that you fall short, you get a little bit hungrier and a little bit hungrier,” Oshie told reporters at the start of postseason play. “At the time, it feels like you can’t want it any more and then you fall short again and somehow you want it more than you did the last time.” Blues fans can definitely relate to that. If Oshie ends up hoisting the Cup, the “what if T.J. stayed?” cries will only grow louder. Jeff Gordon • 314-340-8175 @gordoszone on Twitter jgordon@post-dispatch.com

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ROUNDUP NL-leading Braves surge by Cubs, Quintana

Nobody expected 5-foot-9 Ozzie Albies to be among the major-league home run leaders. Same with the Atlanta Braves’ rise to the top of the NL East. But they’ve made a believer of Cubs manager Joe Maddon. Albies hit a leadoff drive for his 13th homer, Jose Bautista connected for a threerun shot and the visiting Braves held off Chicago 6-5 Monday. Julio Teheran (4-1) pitched six innings and Tyler Flowers hit his first homer this season as NL-leading Atlanta (25-15) won for the sixth time in seven games. The Braves moved 10 games over .500 for the first time since July 28, 2014. “It’s one of those things because the names aren’t big — they’re going to be big names in a couple years,” Maddon said. “They’ll be more easily identifiable. They have some really great talent there. I’m a big fan.” A.J. Minter worked a shaky ninth inning for his second save in the makeup of an April 15 rainout. Minter hit Ian Happ to force in a run with two out, but Kris Bryant lined out to left to end the game. Chicago closed a 5-2 homestand with its second straight loss. Bryant and Albert Almora Jr. each hit a two-run homer, but Jose Quintana (4-3) allowed all three Atlanta homers after pitching six sparkling innings against Miami in his previous start. Albies, 21, drove Quintana’s second pitch the opposite way into the bleachers in right for his fourth career leadoff homer. The rookie second baseman tied Manny Machado, Mookie Betts and Bryce Harper for the major-league lead in homers. He also doubled and singled.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Rays 2, Royals 1 • Matt Duffy’s single in the sixth inning drove in Adeiny Hechavarria to break a 1-1 tie and boost visiting Tampa Bay. Hechavarria sidestepped catcher Salvador Perez to the right, then dived back toward the plate. He faked a move toward the dish with his right hand, then jabbed his left hand just past Perez’s outstretched glove to tag the plate. Athletics 6, Red Sox 5 • Sean Manaea beat Boston again in his first outing against it since pitching a no-hitter, and Oakland hit three solo homers en route to winning on the road. Manaea, who threw his no-hitter April 21, allowed four runs — three earned — and eight hits in six innings. Khris Davis, Matt Joyce and Matt Olson hit the A’s homers. Mariners 1, Twins 0 • Dee Gordon scored on a throwing error by Logan Morrison in the eight inning and starter Wade LeBlanc combined with three relievers on a four-hitter as Seattle won on the road. Edwin Díaz picked up his 14th save. Tigers 6, Indians 3 • Niko Goodrum homered twice and had five RBIs as Detroit won at home. Goodrum hit a tworun shot in the fourth inning and a three-run homer in the eighth, Associated Press

NOTEBOOK Seattle’s Cano, Texas’ Beltre to be evaluated

The Seattle Mariners said Monday that they’ll have a better idea on the projected length of Robinson Cano’s recovery time after the second baseman is examined by a hand specialist Tuesday in Philadelphia. The eight-time All-Star suffered a broken little finger on his right hand when hit by a pitch Sunday. Cano is batting .287 with four homers and 23 RBIs in 39 games this season. Seattle put Cano on the 10-day disabled list and promoted infielder Gordon Beckham from Class AAA Tacoma. He has played in the majors with the White Sox, Angels, Braves, Giants and Mariners. • Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre will have his left hamstring further evaluated Tuesday, and the injury could put the active career hits leader on the disabled list. He was injured Sunday when he turned to try to get out a runner coming to third base. Beltre, 39, has 3,080 hits and is batting .314 in 29 games this season, his 21st in the majors.

Padres call up minors’ homer leader • Outfielder Franmil Reyes, whose 14 home runs for Triple-A El Paso led the minor leagues, was promoted by the Padres and made his big-league debut. Reyes, 22, started in right field against the Rockies and batted sixth. He is 6-feet-5 and 240 pounds. Several go on DL • The Rockies placed All-Star second baseman DJ LeMahieu on the 10-day disabled list because of a sprained left thumb. Also going on the DL: Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario (sore wrist), Royals first baseman Lucas Duda (plantar fasciitis), Giants infielder Alen Hanson (strained hamstring); and Angels reliever Keynan Middleton (damaged ligament in his pitching elbow). Piscotty set to return • Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty, a former Cardinal, is expected to return from the bereavement list Tuesday. His mother, Gretchen, recently died of Lou Gehrig’s disease. Elsewhere • Giants ace Madison Bumgarner threw off a mound for the first time since having surgery in March to have three pins inserted into the broken little finger on his pitching hand but probably won’t be ready to return to the majors until early June. • Major League Baseball extended the administrative leave of Toronto closer Roberto Osuna by seven days, through May 21, as the commissioner’s office investigates a charge of assault filed against the All-Star. • Knuckleballer Steven Wright returned to the Red Sox after serving a 15-game suspension under MLB’s domestic violence policy. To clear a roster spot, Boston placed fellow pitcher Hector Velazquez on the DL because of a sore back. • Twins catcher Jason Castro is to have knee surgery Tuesday and is expected to be sidelined at least a month. • Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish (virus) is expected to come off the disabled list Tuesday and face the Braves. • Tigers outfielder Nick Castellanos (finger) is out indefinitely. From news services

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Atlanta’s Ozzie Albies celebrates with third base coach Ron Washington after hitting a solo home run off Chicago Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana during the first inning Monday.

BOX SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE Braves 6, Cubs 5 Atlanta AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Albies 2b 5 1 3 1 0 0 .277 Acuna lf 4 0 0 0 1 3 .260 F.Freeman 1b 3 0 0 0 2 0 .325 Markakis rf 5 2 2 0 0 1 .346 Flowers c 2 2 2 2 3 0 .320 Inciarte cf 5 0 0 0 0 1 .263 Bautista 3b 4 1 1 3 1 2 .172 Minter p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Culberson ss 4 0 0 0 1 1 .196 Teheran p 2 0 1 0 0 1 .250 b-Flaherty ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .293 S.Freeman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Carle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 d-Camargo ph-3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 Totals 36 6 9 6 8 9 Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. La Stella 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .314 f-Happ ph 0 0 0 1 0 0 .232 Bryant 3b 5 1 1 2 0 0 .281 Rizzo 1b 2 0 0 0 2 0 .207 Zobrist rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .292 Baez ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .274 Caratini c 4 1 1 0 0 0 .281 Schwarber lf 2 1 1 0 2 0 .259 Almora cf 4 1 3 2 0 0 .298 Quintana p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Cishek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 a-Zagunis ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .400 Duensing p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Strop p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Contreras ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 Wilson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Hancock p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 e-Bote ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .278 Totals 33 5 8 5 4 2 Atlanta 102 030 000 — 6 9 0 Chicago 022 000 001 — 5 8 1 a-flied out for Cishek in the 5th. b-grounded out for Teheran in the 7th. c-popped out for Strop in the 7th. d-grounded out for Carle in the 9th. e-struck out for Hancock in the 9th. f-hit by pitch for La Stella in the 9th. E: Rizzo (2). LOB: Atlanta 12, Chicago 6. 2B: Albies (14). HR: Albies (13), off Quintana; Flowers (1), off Quintana; Bautista (2), off Quintana; Almora (2), off Teheran; Bryant (8), off Teheran. RBIs: Albies (31), Flowers 2 (4), Bautista 3 (5), Bryant 2 (21), Almora 2 (10), Happ (14). SB: F.Freeman (3). CS: Culberson (1), Rizzo (1). S: Teheran. RLISP: Atlanta 7 (Acuna, F.Freeman 2, Bautista 2, Culberson 2); Chicago 3 (La Stella, Bryant 2). LIDP: Baez. DP: Atlanta 1 (Inciarte, F.Freeman). Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Teheran, W, 4-1 6 4 4 4 3 1 83 3.49 1/ S.Freeman, 9 3.06 3 2 0 0 0 0 Carle, 12/3 0 0 0 0 0 17 0.75 Minter, S, 2-2 1 2 1 1 1 1 23 2.65 IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Chicago Quintana, L, 4-3 42/3 9 6 6 3 6 99 5.23 1/ 4 1.93 Cishek 3 0 0 0 0 0 Duensing 1 0 0 0 3 1 21 0.68 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 1.59 Strop Wilson 1 0 0 0 1 0 18 3.31 1 0 0 0 1 1 18 3.86 Hancock Inherited runners-scored: Carle 2-0, Cishek 2-0. HBP: Minter (Happ). PB: Flowers (2). T: 3:14. A: 35,946 .

AMERICAN LEAGUE Rays 2, Royals 1 Tampa Bay AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Hechavarria ss 4 1 2 0 0 1 .268 4 1 1 0 0 1 .280 Cron 1b 4 0 3 2 0 0 .322 Duffy 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .282 Ramos c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .267 Robertson 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .229 Miller dh 3 0 1 0 0 0 .273 Field cf-lf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .201 Gomez rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .167 Refsnyder lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .309 Smith cf 32 2 8 2 0 7 Totals Kansas City AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 4 1 3 1 0 0 .287 Merrifield 2b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .316 Soler rf Moustakas dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 .294 3 0 0 0 1 0 .268 Perez c Jay lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .288 Cuthbert 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .194 Goins 3b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .245 Gordon cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .273 Escobar ss 2 0 1 0 1 0 .232 Dozier 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Totals 31 1 6 1 3 6 Tampa Bay 100 001 000 — 2 8 0 Kansas City 001 000 000 — 1 6 0 LOB: Tampa Bay 3, Kansas City 6. 2B: Hechavarria (3), Cron (7). 3B: Jay (2). HR: Merrifield (4), off Yarbrough. RBIs: Duffy 2 (14), Merrifield (13). CS: Duffy 2 (2). RLISP: Tampa Bay 1 (Refsnyder); Kansas City 2 (Jay, Gordon). GIDP: Ramos, Moustakas, Perez. DP: Tampa Bay 2 (Hechavarria, Robertson, Cron), (Yarbrough, Ramos, Cron); Kansas City 1 (Skoglund, Merrifield, Dozier). Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Yarbrough, W, 3-2 5 5 1 1 3 4 83 3.93 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 4.80 Roe, 1/ Venters, 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.59 Romo, 11/3 0 0 0 0 0 16 5.17 1/ Alvarado, 3 2.16 3 0 0 0 0 0 Colome, S, 7-9 1 1 0 0 0 1 12 4.58 Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Skoglund, L, 1-3 72/3 7 2 2 0 4 94 5.58 Adam 11/3 1 0 0 0 3 18 0.00 Inherited runners-scored: Adam 1-0. WP: Yarbrough. T: 2:33. A: 14,174 .

Athletics 6, Red Sox 5

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Oakland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Semien ss 5 0 1 0 0 1 .273 Joyce lf 4 1 2 1 0 2 .202 Lowrie 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .331 Davis dh 4 1 2 1 0 0 .217 Olson 1b 4 2 2 1 0 1 .234 Chapman 3b 4 1 2 0 0 1 .228 4 0 0 0 0 1 .271 Canha rf Lucroy c 4 1 1 2 0 0 .294 4 0 1 1 0 1 .133 Fowler cf 37 6 11 6 0 7 Totals Boston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Betts rf 5 1 2 0 0 0 .362 Benintendi cf 4 1 1 1 0 0 .255 Ramirez 1b 4 0 1 2 0 0 .285 Martinez lf 4 1 2 1 0 0 .346 Bogaerts ss 3 0 0 0 1 0 .301 Nunez 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .239 4 0 0 0 0 2 .138 Swihart dh 4 1 1 1 0 1 .256 Devers 3b Leon c 3 1 1 0 0 1 .170 a-Moreland ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .318 Totals 36 5 9 5 1 4 Oakland 001 301 010 — 6 11 2 Boston 002 010 110 — 5 9 0 a-flied out for Leon in the 9th. E: Chapman 2 (4). LOB: Oakland 4, Boston 5. 2B: Lucroy (11), Betts (16). 3B: Fowler (1). HR: Joyce (4), off Porcello; Olson (5), off Porcello; Davis (12), off Smith; Devers (7), off Manaea; Martinez (11), off Petit. RBIs: Joyce (6), Davis (36), Olson (15), Lucroy 2 (10), Fowler (1), Benintendi (21), Ramirez 2 (28), Martinez (34), Devers (25). SB: Betts (8). RLISP: Oakland 2 (Semien, Lucroy); Boston 3 (Ramirez, Martinez, Devers). GIDP: Davis, Swihart. DP: Oakland 1 (Semien, Lowrie, Olson); Boston 1 (Devers, Nunez, Ramirez). Oakland IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Manaea, W, 5-4 6 8 4 3 1 4 89 2.35 2 1 1 1 0 0 18 4.01 Petit, Treinen, S, 7-9 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.93 Boston IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Porcello, L, 5-1 6 9 5 5 0 5 108 3.28 Hembree 1 1 0 0 0 1 19 5.12 Smith 1 1 1 1 0 0 11 3.77 Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 1 16 6.30 Manaea pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. Inherited runners-scored: Petit 1-0. WP: Manaea, Petit. Umpires: Home, Ben May; First, Mark Wegner; Second, John Tumpane; Third, Jim Reynolds. T: 2:40. A: 35,249 .

June 4 • Amateur draft starts, Secaucus, N.J. June 13-14 • Owners’ meetings, New York. June 15 • International amateur signing period closes. July 2 • International amateur signing period opens. July 6 • Last day to sign for amateur draft picks subject to deadline. July 17 • All-Star Game, Washington. July 29 • Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y July 31 • Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Aug. 31 • Last day to be contracted to an organization and be eligible for postseason roster. Oct. 2-3 • Wild-card games. November TBA • Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series. November TBA • Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 15th day after World Series. Nov. 30 • Last day for teams to offer 2019 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters. Dec. 9 • Hall of Fame Today’s Game committee vote announced, Las Vegas. Dec. 10-13 • Winter meetings, Las Vegas. 2019 Jan. 11 Salary arbitration figures exchanged. Feb. 1-20 • Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla. March 20-21 • Opening series, Seattle vs. Oakland at Tokyo.

Tigers 6, Indians 3 Cleveland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Lindor ss 5 0 1 1 0 2 .318 Brantley lf 5 0 1 0 0 1 .331 Ramirez 3b 3 2 1 1 1 0 .288 Encarnacion dh 4 0 1 1 0 1 .205 1-Davis pr-dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 Alonso 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .216 Kipnis 2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .170 Gomes c 4 0 0 0 0 2 .255 Allen cf 4 1 3 0 0 1 .238 3 0 0 0 1 1 .157 Guyer rf Totals 35 3 7 3 3 8 Detroit AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Mahtook lf 5 0 1 0 0 2 .173 Kozma 3b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .333 1 0 .228 Martinez dh 3 0 0 0 McCann c 2 1 0 0 2 1 .264 Hicks 1b 3 2 1 0 1 0 .289 Jones cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .248 Goodrum rf 4 2 2 5 0 0 .257 Iglesias ss 3 1 2 0 1 0 .243 Machado 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .225 Totals 32 6 8 6 5 6 Cleveland 100 000 011 — 3 7 0 Detroit 001 200 03x — 6 8 1 1-ran for Encarnacion in the 8th. E: Machado (5). LOB: Cleveland 8, Detroit 7. 2B: Encarnacion (3), Hicks (6), Iglesias (8). 3B: Allen (1). HR: Ramirez (13), off Fiers; Goodrum (3), off Carrasco; Goodrum (4), off McAllister. RBIs: Lindor (26), Ramirez (28), Encarnacion (22), Kozma (5), Goodrum 5 (10). SB: Mahtook (2), Iglesias (5). RLISP: Cleveland 5 (Brantley, Ramirez, Alonso, Guyer 2); Detroit 4 (Mahtook 2, Martinez, McCann). Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Carrasco, L, 5-2 62/3 6 3 3 2 4 112 3.66 1/ Marshall 2 2 0 18 6.75 3 1 2 McAllister 1 1 1 1 1 2 25 7.47 Detroit IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Fiers, W, 4-2 6 3 1 1 1 5 92 4.23 Saupold, 1 1 0 0 1 1 18 2.35 2/ Jimenez, 0 1 16 3.05 3 1 1 0 1/ Stumpf, 0 0 1 5.79 3 0 0 0 Greene 1 2 1 1 1 1 23 3.93 Marshall pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. Inherited runners-scored: Marshall 1-0, McAllister 2-2, Stumpf 1-0. WP: Saupold. Umpires: Home, Gabe Morales; First, Roberto Ortiz; Second, Ed Hickox; Third, Jerry Meals. T: 3:10. A: 17,775 .

LEADERS Through Sunday’s games

National League G AB R H Pct. OHerrera Phi 38 139 23 50 .360 Markakis Atl 39 157 28 54 .344 FFreeman Atl 39 148 29 49 .331 Gennett Cin 39 146 19 48 .329 Cabrera NYM 36 143 23 47 .329 Dickerson Pit 36 141 20 45 .319 Pham StL 34 116 28 37 .319 Kemp LAD 38 120 13 38 .317 Arenado Col 36 131 22 41 .313 Posey SF 33 121 15 37 .306 Home Runs Harper, Washington, 13; Albies, Atlanta, 12; Blackmon, Colorado, 11; Pollock, Arizona, 11; MAdams, Washington, 10; Story, Colorado, 10; JBaez, Chicago, 10; Villanueva, San Diego, 9; TShaw, Milwaukee, 9; 7 tied at 8. Runs Batted In JBaez, Chicago, 36; Pollock, Arizona, 33; Story, Colorado, 32; FFreeman, Atlanta, 31; Harper, Washington, 30; Markakis, Atlanta, 30; Albies, Atlanta, 30; Cespedes, New York, 28; Franco, Philadelphia, 28; Suarez, Cincinnati, 28. Pitching Scherzer, Washington, 7-1; Nola, Philadelphia, 6-1; Mikolas, Cardinals, 5-0; Strasburg, Washington, 5-3; Corbin, Arizona, 4-0; Gsellman, New York, 4-0; Wacha, Cardinals, 4-1; Bettis, Colorado, 4-1; Newcomb, Atlanta, 4-1; 6 tied at 4-2.

American League G AB R H Pct. Betts Bos 36 136 42 49 .360 MMachado Bal 41 157 25 55 .350 JMartinez Bos 38 149 24 51 .342 Lowrie Oak 39 159 17 54 .340 38 142 25 48 .338 Simmons LAA 29 116 16 39 .336 Brantley Cle 38 155 23 51 .329 DGordon Sea Castellanos Det 37 144 20 47 .326 36 130 19 42 .323 Soler KC 39 165 34 53 .321 Lindor Cle Home Runs Betts, Boston, 13; MMachado, Baltimore, 13; Gallo, Texas, 12; Trout, Los Angeles, 12; JoRamirez, Cleveland, 12; Lindor, Cleveland, 12; KDavis, Oakland, 11; Davidson, Chicago, 11; Judge, New York, 11; 8 tied at 10. Runs Batted In MMachado, Baltimore, 38; Lowrie, Oakland, 36; KDavis, Oakland, 35; Judge, New York, 35; JMartinez, Boston, 33; Upton, Los Angeles, 31; Gregorius, New York, 31; Haniger, Seattle, 30; GSanchez, New York, 30; 2 tied at 29. Pitching Severino, New York, 6-1; Kluber, Cleveland, 6-2; Porcello, Boston, 5-0; Velazquez, Boston, 5-0; Morton, Houston, 5-0; Carrasco, Cleveland, 5-1; McCullers, Houston, 5-1; Hernandez, Seattle, 5-3; Clippard, Toronto, 4-0; 2 tied at 4-1.

Tuesday’s pitching matchups IL

Pitcher

Time W-L

ERA

StL Flaherty (R) Min Berrios (R)

7:10

0-1 3-4

3.60 4.50

NYY Tanaka (R) Was Gonzalez (L)

6:05

4-2 4-2

4.86 2.22

Phi Bal

Pivetta (R) Cashner (R)

6:05

2-2 1-4

4.15 4.84

CWS Lopez (R) Pit Williams (R)

6:05

0-2 4-2

2.44 3.13

Tor Garcia (L) 2-2 NYM Syndergaard (R) 6:10 2-1

5.91 3.09

NL

Pitcher

Time W-L

ERA

Col SD

Marquez (R) Lyles (R)

2:40

2-4 0-1

5.59 3.28

6:10

0-3 3.60 1-2 10.22

LA Wood (L) Mia Chen (L) Chi Atl

Darvish (R) Foltynewicz (R)6:35

0-3 3-2

6.00 3.21

Mil Ari

Chacin (R) Greinke (R)

8:40

3-1 4.00 3-2 3.70

Cin SF

Mahle (R) Blach (L)

9:15

3-4 3-4

AL

Pitcher

Time W-L

3.86 4.20 ERA

Oak Mengden (R) Bos Rodriguez (L) 6:10

2-4 3-0

4.06 4.58

Cle Tomlin (R) Det Liriano (L)

6:10

0-4 3-1

8.06 3.35

TB KC

7:15

0-0 0.00 1-4 4.61

Hou Cole (R) LA Barria (R)

9:07

4-1 3-1

1.43 2.45

Tex Minor (L) Sea Leake (R)

9:10

3-2 4-3

4.73 5.72

Banda (L) Kennedy (R)

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THIS DATE IN BASEBALL May 15 1918 • Washington’s Walter Johnson pitched a 1-0, 18-inning victory over Lefty Williams of the Chicago White Sox, who also went the distance. 1919 • After 12 scoreless innings, Cincinnati scored 10 runs off Al Mamaux in the 13th to beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 10-0. 1941 • Joe DiMaggio began his 56-game hitting streak against Chicago’s Eddie Smith, going 1-for-4 with one RBI. 1944 • Clyde Shoun of the Reds tossed a no-hitter against the Boston Braves for a 1-0 victory in Cincinnati. Chuck Aleno’s only home run of the year was the difference. 1952 • Detroit’s Virgil Trucks pitched his first of two no-hitters for the season, beating the Washington Senators 1-0. Vic Wertz’s two-out homer in the ninth off Bob Porterfield won the game. 1960 • Don Cardwell became the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in his first start after being traded. The Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 at Wrigley Field. 1973 • Nolan Ryan of the California Angels pitched the first of a record seven no-hitters, beating the Kansas City Royals 3-0. Ryan tossed his second gem two months later. 1981 • Len Barker of Cleveland pitched the first perfect game in 13 years, with the Indians defeating the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 at Municipal Stadium. 1993 • The Montreal Expos retired their first number, No. 10 for Rusty Staub. 1996 • Chicago outfielder Tony Phillips went into the stands to confront a heckler during the White Sox’s 20-8 victory at Milwaukee. Phillips already had changed into street clothes after being taken out of the game in the sixth inning. 2005 • New York’s Tino Martinez hit two homers and drove in three runs in the Yankees’ 6-4 win over Oakland. The two homers gave Martinez eight homers in his last eight games. 2016 • Tampa Bay’s Danny Valencia hit three home runs, including a two-run shot in the ninth inning that lifted Oakland to a 7-6 win.


BASEBALL

B4 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH NATIONAL LEAGUE L

AMERICAN LEAGUE

CENTRAL

W

Milwaukee

25 17 .595

— 6-4 W-2

Cardinals

22 16 .579

1

— 6-4

Pittsburgh

23 17 .575

1

— 6-4

Chicago

21 17 .553

2

1

Cincinnati

14 28 .333

11

L-2

12-7

10-9

L-1

12-6

11-11

5-5

L-2

13-8

8-9

10 6-4

L-1

6-15

8-13

Str Home

Away

W

Philadelphia 23 16 .590

7-3

.571

2

New York

19 18 .514

2-8

Miami

14 26 .350

11

9

3-7

L

Pct

GB WCGB L10

W

Arizona

24 17 .585

Colorado

23 19 .548

Away 15-8

25 15 .625

WEST

Str Home 10-9

Atlanta

24 18

Pct

GB WCGB L10

EAST

Washington

L

Pct

M 2 • TUeSDAy • 05.15.2018

— 6-4 W-3

8-7

17-8

W-1

16-6

7-10

8-2 W-4

10-10

14-8

L-1

7-10

12-8

L-2

8-14

6-12

Str Home

Away

GB WCGB L10 —

Monday Atlanta 6, Cubs 5 Milwaukee 7, Arizona 2 Colorado 6, San Diego 4 San Francisco 10, Cincinnati 7 Sunday San Diego 5, Cardinals 3 Atlanta 4, Miami 3 San Francisco 5, Pittsburgh 0 Philadelphia 4, NY Mets 2 White Sox 5, Cubs 3 Milwaukee 7, Colorado 3 Cincinnati 5, LA Dodgers 3 Washington 6, Arizona 4

CENTRAL

W

L

Pct

GB WCGB L10

Cleveland

20 20 .500

— 4-6

L-1

7-11

L-2

7-8

10-12

5-5 W-2

11-9

7-13

L-3

6-14

7-14

2-8 W-1

3-15

7-12

Str Home

Away

Minnesota

17 20 .459

6

18 22 .450

2

Kansas City

13 28

.317

12 4-6

Chicago

10 27 .270

13

GB WCGB L10

Pct

Away

13-9

Detroit

L

Str Home

7-3

EAST

W

New York

28

12 .700

Boston

28

13 .683

½

— 6-4

L-1

11-5

17-8

Toronto

21 20

4

L-2

11-11

10-9

.512

Tampa Bay

17 22 .436 10½

Baltimore

13 28

.317 15½

WEST

W

Pct

L

8-2 W-2 3-7

7 4-6 W-1 12

10-5

8-10

9-12

10-12

3-16

Str Home

Away

5-5 W-1

GB WCGB L10

18-7

3-7

L-6

13-11

11-6

Los Angeles 25 16 .610

- 6-4 W-2

11-12

14-4

1 6-4

W-1

7-11

16-8

Houston

- 6-4

12-10

14-7

San Francisco 21 21 .500

3 4-6 W-2

11-7

10-14

Seattle

23

17

.575

5-5 W-1

8-8

15-9

Los Angeles

16 24 .400

7

3-7

L-4

8-13

8-11

Oakland

20

21 .488

5

5

5-5 W-1

11-9

9-12

San Diego

16 27 .372

9

5-5

L-1

10-18

6-9

Texas

16 26

7-16

9-10

26

17 .605

.381

9½ 4-6

L-1

L-2

ROUNDUP

Tuesday’s pitching matchups

NL-leading Braves surge by Cubs, Quintana

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Nobody expected 5-foot-9 Ozzie Albies to be among the major-league home run leaders. Same with the Atlanta Braves’ rise to the top of the NL East. Albies hit a leadoff drive for his 13th homer, Jose Bautista connected for a three-run shot and the visiting Braves held off Chicago 6-5 Monday. Julio Teheran pitched six innings and Tyler Flowers hit his first homer this season as NL-leading Atlanta (25-15) won for the sixth time in seven games. The Braves moved 10 games over .500 for the first time since July 28, 2014. A.J. Minter worked a shaky ninth inning for his second save in the makeup of an April 15 rainout. Minter hit Ian Happ to force in a run with two out, but Kris Bryant lined out to left to end the game. Bryant and Albert Almora Jr. each hit a two-run homer. Brewers 7, Diamondbacks 2 • Pinch-hitter Tyler Saladino dashed around the bases for an inside-the-park home run after Arizona center fielder A.J. Pollock was injured diving for the ball, helping visiting Milwaukee win. Pollock dived for Saladino’s line drive in the ninth inning, missed and rolled over on his glove hand. He sat in center favoring his left arm before a trainer led Pollock off the field. Jonathan Villar homered and scored three runs for Milwaukee. Rockies 6, Padres 4 • Gerardo Parra’s three-run homer in the sixth inning sparked visiting Colorado. Giants 10, Reds 7 • Brandon Belt had three hits, including a homer, and drove in three runs to lift host San Francisco.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Angels 2, Astros 1 • Andrew Heaney struck out 10 and allowed just four hits in eight innings of work and Justin Upton singled home the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning as host Los Angeles won to pulled virtually even with Houston atop the West Division standings. Rays 2, Royals 1 • Matt Duffy’s single in the sixth drove in Adeiny Hechavarria to break a 1-1 tie and boost visiting Tampa Bay. Hechavarria sidestepped catcher Salvador Perez to the right, then dived back toward the plate. He faked a move toward the dish with his right hand, then jabbed his left hand just past Perez’s glove to tag the plate. Athletics 6, Red Sox 5 • Sean Manaea beat Boston again in his first outing against it since pitching a no-hitter, and Oakland hit three solo homers en route to winning on the road. Manaea, who threw his no-hitter April 21, allowed four runs — three earned — and eight hits in six innings. Khris Davis, Matt Joyce and Matt Olson hit the A’s homers. Mariners 1, Twins 0 • Dee Gordon scored on a throwing error by Logan Morrison on a play at first base in the eighth inning and Edwin Díaz struck out the side in the ninth for his AL-leading 14th save, in 15 chances, as visiting Seattle won. Tigers 6, Indians 3 • Niko Goodrum homered twice and had five RBIs as Detroit prevailed at home. Associated Press

NOTEBOOK Seattle’s Cano, Texas’ Beltre to be evaluated

The Seattle Mariners said Monday that they’ll have a better idea on the projected length of Robinson Cano’s recovery time after the second baseman is examined by a hand specialist Tuesday in Philadelphia. The eight-time All-Star suffered a broken little finger on his right hand when hit by a pitch Sunday. Cano is batting .287 with four homers and 23 RBIs in 39 games this season. Seattle put Cano on the 10-day disabled list and promoted infielder Gordon Beckham from Class AAA Tacoma. He has played in the majors with the White Sox, Angels, Braves, Giants and Mariners. • Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre will have his left hamstring further evaluated Tuesday, and the injury could put the active career hits leader on the disabled list. He was injured Sunday when he turned to try to get out a runner coming to third base. Beltre, 39, has 3,080 hits and is batting .314 in 29 games this season, his 21st in the majors. Padres call up minors’ homer leader • Outfielder Franmil Reyes, whose 14 home runs for Triple-A El Paso led the minor leagues, was promoted by the Padres and made his big-league debut. Reyes, 22, started in right field against the Rockies and batted sixth. He was 0 for four. Several go on DL • The Rockies placed All-Star second baseman DJ LeMahieu on the 10-day disabled list because of a sprained left thumb. Also going on the DL: Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario (sore wrist), Royals first baseman Lucas Duda (plantar fasciitis), Giants infielder Alen Hanson (strained hamstring); and Angels reliever Keynan Middleton (damaged ligament in his pitching elbow). Piscotty set to return • Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty, a former Cardinal, is expected to return from the bereavement list Tuesday. His mother, Gretchen, recently died of Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Elsewhere • Giants ace Madison Bumgarner threw off a mound for the first time since having surgery in March to have three pins inserted into the broken little finger on his pitching hand but probably won’t be ready to return to the majors until early June. • Major League Baseball extended the administrative leave of Toronto closer Roberto Osuna by seven days, through May 21, as the commissioner’s office investigates a charge of assault filed against the All-Star. • Knuckleballer Steven Wright returned to the Red Sox after serving a 15-game suspension under MLB’s domestic violence policy. To clear a roster spot, Boston placed fellow pitcher Hector Velazquez on the DL because of a sore back. • Twins catcher Jason Castro is to have knee surgery Tuesday and is expected to be sidelined at least a month. • Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish (virus) is expected to come off the disabled list Tuesday and face the Braves. • Tigers outfielder Nick Castellanos (finger) is out indefinitely. From news services

Monday Tampa Bay 2, Kansas City 1 Seattle 1, Minnesota 0 Detroit 6, Cleveland 3 Oakland 6, Boston 5 LA Angels 2, Houston 1 Sunday Baltimore 17, Tampa Bay 1 NY Yankees 6, Oakland 2 Boston 5, Toronto 3 Cleveland 11, Kansas City 2 Detroit 5, Seattle 4 Houston 6, Texas 1 White Sox 5, Cubs 3 LA Angels 2, Minnesota 1

Pitcher

Time W-L

ERA

7:10

0-1 3-4

3.60 4.50

NYY Tanaka (R) Was Gonzalez (L)

6:05

4-2 4-2

4.86 2.22

Pivetta (R) Cashner (R)

6:05

2-2 1-4

4.15 4.84

CWS Lopez (R) Pit Williams (R)

6:05

0-2 4-2

2.44 3.13

Tor Garcia (L) 2-2 NYM Syndergaard (R) 6:10 2-1

5.91 3.09

NL

Pitcher

Time W-L

ERA

Col SD

Marquez (R) Lyles (R)

2:40

2-4 0-1

5.59 3.28

6:10

0-3 3.60 1-2 10.22

StL Flaherty (R) Min Berrios (R)

Phi Bal

LA Wood (L) Mia Chen (L)

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Atlanta’s Ozzie Albies celebrates with third base coach Ron Washington after hitting a solo home run off Chicago Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana during the first inning Monday.

BOX SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE Braves 6, Cubs 5

AMERICAN LEAGUE Rays 2, Royals 1

Atlanta AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Albies 2b 5 1 3 1 0 0 .277 Acuna lf 4 0 0 0 1 3 .260 F.Freeman 1b 3 0 0 0 2 0 .325 Markakis rf 5 2 2 0 0 1 .346 Flowers c 2 2 2 2 3 0 .320 Inciarte cf 5 0 0 0 0 1 .263 Bautista 3b 4 1 1 3 1 2 .172 Minter p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Culberson ss 4 0 0 0 1 1 .196 Teheran p 2 0 1 0 0 1 .250 b-Flaherty ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .293 S.Freeman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Carle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 d-Camargo ph-3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 Totals 36 6 9 6 8 9 Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. La Stella 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .314 f-Happ ph 0 0 0 1 0 0 .232 Bryant 3b 5 1 1 2 0 0 .281 Rizzo 1b 2 0 0 0 2 0 .207 Zobrist rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .292 Baez ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .274 Caratini c 4 1 1 0 0 0 .281 Schwarber lf 2 1 1 0 2 0 .259 Almora cf 4 1 3 2 0 0 .298 Quintana p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Cishek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 a-Zagunis ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .400 Duensing p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Strop p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Contreras ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 Wilson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Hancock p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 e-Bote ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .278 Totals 33 5 8 5 4 2 Atlanta 102 030 000 — 6 9 0 Chicago 022 000 001 — 5 8 1 a-flied out for Cishek in the 5th. b-grounded out for Teheran in the 7th. c-popped out for Strop in the 7th. d-grounded out for Carle in the 9th. e-struck out for Hancock in the 9th. f-hit by pitch for La Stella in the 9th. E: Rizzo (2). LOB: Atlanta 12, Chicago 6. 2B: Albies (14). HR: Albies (13), off Quintana; Flowers (1), off Quintana; Bautista (2), off Quintana; Almora (2), off Teheran; Bryant (8), off Teheran. RBIs: Albies (31), Flowers 2 (4), Bautista 3 (5), Bryant 2 (21), Almora 2 (10), Happ (14). SB: F.Freeman (3). CS: Culberson (1), Rizzo (1). S: Teheran. RLISP: Atlanta 7 (Acuna, F.Freeman 2, Bautista 2, Culberson 2); Chicago 3 (La Stella, Bryant 2). LIDP: Baez. DP: Atlanta 1 (Inciarte, F.Freeman). Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Teheran, W, 4-1 6 4 4 4 3 1 83 3.49 1/ S.Freeman, 9 3.06 3 2 0 0 0 0 Carle, 12/3 0 0 0 0 0 17 0.75 Minter, S, 2-2 1 2 1 1 1 1 23 2.65 Chicago IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Quintana, L, 4-3 42/3 9 6 6 3 6 99 5.23 1/ Cishek 4 1.93 3 0 0 0 0 0 Duensing 1 0 0 0 3 1 21 0.68 Strop 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 1.59 Wilson 1 0 0 0 1 0 18 3.31 1 0 0 0 1 1 18 3.86 Hancock IRS: Carle 2-0, Cishek 2-0. HBP: Minter (Happ). PB: Flowers (2). T: 3:14. A: 35,946 .

Tampa Bay AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Hechavarria ss 4 1 2 0 0 1 .268 Cron 1b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .280 Duffy 3b 4 0 3 2 0 0 .322 Ramos c 4 0 0 0 0 2 .282 Robertson 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .267 Miller dh 3 0 0 0 0 1 .229 Field cf-lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .273 Gomez rf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .201 Refsnyder lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .167 Smith cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .309 32 2 8 2 0 7 Totals Kansas City AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Merrifield 2b 4 1 3 1 0 0 .287 Soler rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .316 Moustakas dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 .294 Perez c 3 0 0 0 1 0 .268 Jay lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .288 Cuthbert 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .194 Goins 3b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .245 Gordon cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .273 Escobar ss 2 0 1 0 1 0 .232 Dozier 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Totals 31 1 6 1 3 6 Tampa Bay 100 001 000 — 2 8 0 Kansas City 001 000 000 — 1 6 0 LOB: Tampa Bay 3, Kansas City 6. 2B: Hechavarria (3), Cron (7). 3B: Jay (2). HR: Merrifield (4), off Yarbrough. RBIs: Duffy 2 (14), Merrifield (13). CS: Duffy 2 (2). RLISP: Tampa Bay 1 (Refsnyder); Kansas City 2 (Jay, Gordon). GIDP: Ramos, Moustakas, Perez. DP: Tampa Bay 2 (Hechavarria, Robertson, Cron), (Yarbrough, Ramos, Cron); Kansas City 1 (Skoglund, Merrifield, Dozier). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Tampa Bay Yarbrough, W, 3-2 5 5 1 1 3 4 83 3.93 Roe, 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 4.80 1/ Venters, 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.59 Romo, 11/3 0 0 0 0 0 16 5.17 1/ 3 2.16 Alvarado, 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 12 4.58 Colome, S, 7-9 IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Kansas City Skoglund, L, 1-3 72/3 7 2 2 0 4 94 5.58 Adam 11/3 1 0 0 0 3 18 0.00 Inherited runners-scored: Adam 1-0. WP: Yarbrough. T: 2:33. A: 14,174 .

Brewers 7, Diamondbacks 2 Milwaukee AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Cain cf 4 0 0 0 1 1 .284 Santana rf 3 0 0 1 0 2 .266 Hader p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 c-Saladino ph 1 1 1 2 0 0 .375 Williams p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Aguilar 1b 5 0 0 0 0 2 .313 Shaw 3b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .240 Perez lf-rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .262 Pina c 4 1 2 0 0 1 .216 Villar 2b 4 3 3 1 0 1 .282 Arcia ss 4 1 1 2 0 2 .218 Guerra p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-Yelich ph-lf 2 1 2 1 0 0 .299 Totals 36 7 10 7 2 12 Arizona AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Peralta lf-rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .288 Descalso 3b-lf 2 1 0 0 2 1 .260 Goldschmidt 1b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .211 Pollock cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .293 Marrero 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196 Souza Jr. rf-cf 4 0 2 1 0 0 .152 Marte 2b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .230 Ahmed ss 3 0 0 1 0 3 .217 Murphy c 3 0 1 0 1 0 .231 Corbin p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .294 Hirano p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Chafin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Sherfy p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Owings ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209 Salas p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 d-Avila ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .129 Totals 31 2 5 2 4 6 Milwaukee 020 000 203 — 7 10 0 Arizona 000 200 000 — 2 5 0 a-singled for Guerra in the 7th. b-flied out for Sherfy in the 7th. c-homered for Hader in the 9th. d-grounded out for Salas in the 9th. LOB: Milwaukee 5, Arizona 7. 2B: Pina (3), Arcia (4), Souza Jr. (1). HR: Villar (2), off Salas; Saladino (1), off Salas. RBIs: Santana (9), Villar (10), Arcia 2 (13), Yelich (15), Saladino 2 (3), Souza Jr. (1), Ahmed (19). SB: Cain (9), Villar (7), Yelich (3). SF: Santana, Ahmed. RLISP: Milwaukee 4 (Aguilar 2, Arcia, Guerra); Arizona 1 (Murphy). Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Guerra, W, 3-3 6 3 2 2 4 3 88 3.08 Hader, 2 2 0 0 0 2 31 1.44 Williams 1 0 0 0 0 1 15 2.57 Arizona IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Corbin, L, 4-1 6 6 4 4 1 8 99 2.53 1/ Hirano 0 0 0 4 2.45 3 0 0 Chafin 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2.02 2/ Sherfy 0 1 0 17 0.00 3 0 0 Salas 2 3 3 3 0 4 37 5.66 Corbin pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. Chafin pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. Inherited runners-scored: Hirano 2-0, Chafin 2-1, Sherfy 2-1. Umpires: Home, Todd Tichenor; First, Alan Porter; Second, Jeremie Rehak; Third, Bill Miller. T: 3:06. A: 17,390 .

Mariners 1, Twins 0 Seattle AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Gordon cf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .327 Segura ss 3 0 2 0 0 0 .307 Haniger rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .285 Cruz dh 3 0 1 0 0 0 .242 Seager 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .242 Healy 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .281 Zunino c 4 0 0 0 0 2 .203 Gamel lf 3 0 1 0 1 0 .182 Heredia lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 Beckham 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000 Totals 33 1 6 0 1 8 Minnesota AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Mauer dh 4 0 1 0 0 1 .283 Dozier 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .248 Kepler rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .248 Escobar 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .274 Garver c 3 0 1 0 0 0 .254 Morrison 1b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .193 Grossman lf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .230 Rosario lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .285 Buxton cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .167 Adrianza ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 .229 Totals 31 0 4 0 0 7 Seattle 000 000 010 — 1 6 0 Minnesota 000 000 000 — 0 4 1 E: Morrison (1). LOB: Seattle 8, Minnesota 4. 2B: Gordon (9), Segura (13), Healy (6), Gamel (2), Garver (4). S: Segura. RLISP: Seattle 4 (Gordon, Segura, Healy 2); Minnesota 1 (Rosario). Seattle IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA LeBlanc 6 3 0 0 0 4 90 2.51 Pazos, W, 1-0 1 1 0 0 0 0 14 1.17 Vincent, 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 3.78 Diaz, S, 14-15 1 0 0 0 0 3 13 1.77 Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Odorizzi 6 4 0 0 1 7 97 3.35 Magill 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0.90 Hildenberger, L, 1-1 1 2 1 1 0 1 17 3.66 Hughes 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 6.30 HBP: Odorizzi (Cruz). T: 2:53. A: 16,581 .

Angels 2, Astros 1 Houston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Springer cf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .295 Bregman 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .258 Altuve 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .305 Correa ss 2 0 1 0 2 0 .295 Gurriel 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .268 Gattis dh 3 0 1 0 0 1 .217 Reddick rf 3 1 1 0 0 2 .233 Stassi c 3 0 1 1 0 1 .290 Fisher lf 2 0 0 0 0 2 .186 a-Gonzalez ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 Totals 30 1 6 1 2 10 Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Cozart 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .235 Trout cf 2 0 0 0 1 1 .310 Upton lf 3 0 2 1 0 1 .264 Pujols dh 3 0 0 0 0 1 .250 Simmons ss 3 1 1 0 0 0 .338 Valbuena 1b 3 0 1 1 0 2 .257 Kinsler 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .207 Calhoun rf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .158 Maldonado c 2 1 0 0 1 1 .267 Totals 26 2 4 2 2 10 Houston 001 000 000 — 1 6 0 Los Angeles 010 001 00x — 2 4 0 a-flied out for Fisher in the 8th. LOB: Houston 4, Los Angeles 2. 2B: Gattis (6), Reddick (4). RBIs: Stassi (10), Upton (32), Valbuena (14). SB: Simmons (5). RLISP: Houston 2 (Gurriel, Fisher); Los Angeles 1 (Pujols). FIDP: Bregman. GIDP: Springer, Gurriel, Pujols, Kinsler. DP: Houston 2 (Correa, Altuve, Gurriel), (Bregman, Altuve, Gurriel); Los Angeles 3 (Simmons, Kinsler, Valbuena), (Cozart, Kinsler, Valbuena), (Calhoun, Simmons). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Houston McCullers, L, 5-2 6 4 2 2 2 6 98 3.63 1 0 0 0 0 2 20 2.04 Peacock 1 0 0 0 0 2 12 7.30 Smith IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Los Angeles Heaney, W, 2-2 8 4 1 1 1 10 100 3.93 Anderson, S, 1-2 1 2 0 0 1 0 17 5.23 PB: Maldonado (5). T: 2:27. A: 28,229 .

Athletics 6, Red Sox 5 Oakland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Semien ss 5 0 1 0 0 1 .273 4 1 2 1 0 2 .202 Joyce lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .331 Lowrie 2b Davis dh 4 1 2 1 0 0 .217 Olson 1b 4 2 2 1 0 1 .234 Chapman 3b 4 1 2 0 0 1 .228 Canha rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .271 4 1 1 2 0 0 .294 Lucroy c Fowler cf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .133 Totals 37 6 11 6 0 7 Boston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Betts rf 5 1 2 0 0 0 .362 4 1 1 1 0 0 .255 Benintendi cf Ramirez 1b 4 0 1 2 0 0 .285 Martinez lf 4 1 2 1 0 0 .346 Bogaerts ss 3 0 0 0 1 0 .301 Nunez 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .239 4 0 0 0 0 2 .138 Swihart dh Devers 3b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .256 Leon c 3 1 1 0 0 1 .170 a-Moreland ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .318 Totals 36 5 9 5 1 4 Oakland 001 301 010 — 6 11 2 Boston 002 010 110 — 5 9 0 a-flied out for Leon in the 9th. E: Chapman 2 (4). LOB: Oakland 4, Boston 5. 2B: Lucroy (11), Betts (16). 3B: Fowler (1). HR: Joyce (4), off Porcello; Olson (5), off Porcello; Davis (12), off Smith; Devers (7), off Manaea; Martinez (11), off Petit. RBIs: Joyce (6), Davis (36), Olson (15), Lucroy 2 (10), Fowler (1), Benintendi (21), Ramirez 2 (28), Martinez (34), Devers (25). SB: Betts (8). RLISP: Oakland 2 (Semien, Lucroy); Boston 3 (Ramirez, Martinez, Devers). GIDP: Davis, Swihart. DP: Oakland 1 (Semien, Lowrie, Olson); Boston 1 (Devers, Nunez, Ramirez). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Oakland Manaea, W, 5-4 6 8 4 3 1 4 89 2.35 Petit, 2 1 1 1 0 0 18 4.01 Treinen, S, 7-9 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.93 Boston IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Porcello, L, 5-1 6 9 5 5 0 5 108 3.28 1 1 0 0 0 1 19 5.12 Hembree Smith 1 1 1 1 0 0 11 3.77 Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 1 16 6.30 Manaea pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. Inherited runners-scored: Petit 1-0. WP: Manaea, Petit. T: 2:40. A: 35,249 .

Tigers 6, Indians 3 Cleveland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Lindor ss 5 0 1 1 0 2 .318 5 0 1 0 0 1 .331 Brantley lf 3 2 1 1 1 0 .288 Ramirez 3b Encarnacion dh 4 0 1 1 0 1 .205 1-Davis pr-dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 Alonso 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .216 3 0 0 0 1 0 .170 Kipnis 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .255 Gomes c Allen cf 4 1 3 0 0 1 .238 Guyer rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .157 Totals 35 3 7 3 3 8 Detroit AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 5 0 1 0 0 2 .173 Mahtook lf Kozma 3b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .333 Martinez dh 3 0 0 0 1 0 .228 McCann c 2 1 0 0 2 1 .264 Hicks 1b 3 2 1 0 1 0 .289 4 0 0 0 0 2 .248 Jones cf Goodrum rf 4 2 2 5 0 0 .257 3 1 2 0 1 0 .243 Iglesias ss Machado 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .225 32 6 8 6 5 6 Totals Cleveland 100 000 011 — 3 7 0 001 200 03x — 6 8 1 Detroit 1-ran for Encarnacion in the 8th. E: Machado (5). LOB: Cleveland 8, Detroit 7. 2B: Encarnacion (3), Hicks (6), Iglesias (8). 3B: Allen (1). HR: Ramirez (13), off Fiers; Goodrum (3), off Carrasco; Goodrum (4), off McAllister. RBIs: Lindor (26), Ramirez (28), Encarnacion (22), Kozma (5), Goodrum 5 (10). SB: Mahtook (2), Iglesias (5). RLISP: Cleveland 5 (Brantley, Ramirez, Alonso, Guyer 2); Detroit 4 (Mahtook 2, Martinez, McCann). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Cleveland Carrasco, L, 5-2 62/3 6 3 3 2 4 112 3.66 1/ Marshall 2 2 0 18 6.75 3 1 2 McAllister 1 1 1 1 1 2 25 7.47 Detroit IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA 6 3 1 1 1 5 92 4.23 Fiers, W, 4-2 Saupold, 1 1 0 0 1 1 18 2.35 2/ Jimenez, 0 1 16 3.05 3 1 1 0 1/ Stumpf, 0 0 1 5.79 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 23 3.93 Greene Marshall pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. IRS: Marshall 1-0, McAllister 2-2, Stumpf 1-0. WP: Saupold. T: 3:10. A: 17,775 .

BASEBALL CALENDAR June 4 • Amateur draft starts, Secaucus, N.J. June 13-14 • Owners’ meetings, New York. June 15 • International amateur signing period closes. July 2 • International amateur signing period opens. July 6 • Last day to sign for amateur draft picks subject to deadline. July 17 • All-Star Game, Washington. July 29 • Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y July 31 • Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Aug. 31 • Last day to be contracted to an organization and be eligible for postseason roster. Oct. 2-3 • Wild-card games. November TBA • Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series. November TBA • Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 15th day after World Series. Nov. 30 • Last day for teams to offer 2019 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters. Dec. 9 • Hall of Fame Today’s Game committee vote announced, Las Vegas. Dec. 10-13 • Winter meetings, Las Vegas. 2019 Jan. 11 Salary arbitration figures exchanged. Feb. 1-20 • Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla. March 20-21 • Opening series, Seattle vs. Oakland at Tokyo.

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LEADERS Through Sunday’s games

National League G AB R H Pct. OHerrera Phi 38 139 23 50 .360 Markakis Atl 39 157 28 54 .344 FFreeman Atl 39 148 29 49 .331 Gennett Cin 39 146 19 48 .329 Cabrera NYM 36 143 23 47 .329 Dickerson Pit 36 141 20 45 .319 Pham StL 34 116 28 37 .319 Kemp LAD 38 120 13 38 .317 Arenado Col 36 131 22 41 .313 Posey SF 33 121 15 37 .306 Home Runs Harper, Washington, 13; Albies, Atlanta, 12; Blackmon, Colorado, 11; Pollock, Arizona, 11; MAdams, Washington, 10; Story, Colorado, 10; JBaez, Chicago, 10; Villanueva, San Diego, 9; TShaw, Milwaukee, 9; 7 tied at 8. Runs Batted In JBaez, Chicago, 36; Pollock, Arizona, 33; Story, Colorado, 32; FFreeman, Atlanta, 31; Harper, Washington, 30; Markakis, Atlanta, 30; Albies, Atlanta, 30; Cespedes, New York, 28; Franco, Philadelphia, 28; Suarez, Cincinnati, 28. Pitching Scherzer, Washington, 7-1; Nola, Philadelphia, 6-1; Mikolas, Cardinals, 5-0; Strasburg, Washington, 5-3; Corbin, Arizona, 4-0; Gsellman, New York, 4-0; Wacha, Cardinals, 4-1; Bettis, Colorado, 4-1; Newcomb, Atlanta, 4-1; 6 tied at 4-2.

American League G AB R H Pct. Betts Bos 36 136 42 49 .360 MMachado Bal 41 157 25 55 .350 JMartinez Bos 38 149 24 51 .342 Lowrie Oak 39 159 17 54 .340 38 142 25 48 .338 Simmons LAA Brantley Cle 29 116 16 39 .336 DGordon Sea 38 155 23 51 .329 Castellanos Det 37 144 20 47 .326 Soler KC 36 130 19 42 .323 Lindor Cle 39 165 34 53 .321 Home Runs Betts, Boston, 13; MMachado, Baltimore, 13; Gallo, Texas, 12; Trout, Los Angeles, 12; JoRamirez, Cleveland, 12; Lindor, Cleveland, 12; KDavis, Oakland, 11; Davidson, Chicago, 11; Judge, New York, 11; 8 tied at 10. Runs Batted In MMachado, Baltimore, 38; Lowrie, Oakland, 36; KDavis, Oakland, 35; Judge, New York, 35; JMartinez, Boston, 33; Upton, Los Angeles, 31; Gregorius, New York, 31; Haniger, Seattle, 30; GSanchez, New York, 30; 2 tied at 29. Pitching Severino, New York, 6-1; Kluber, Cleveland, 6-2; Porcello, Boston, 5-0; Velazquez, Boston, 5-0; Morton, Houston, 5-0; Carrasco, Cleveland, 5-1; McCullers, Houston, 5-1; Hernandez, Seattle, 5-3; Clippard, Toronto, 4-0; 2 tied at 4-1.

THIS DATE IN BASEBALL May 15 1918 • Washington’s Walter Johnson pitched a 1-0, 18-inning victory over Lefty Williams of the Chicago White Sox, who also went the distance. 1919 • After 12 scoreless innings, Cincinnati scored 10 runs off Al Mamaux in the 13th to beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 10-0. 1941 • Joe DiMaggio began his 56-game hitting streak against Chicago’s Eddie Smith, going 1-for-4 with one RBI. 1944 • Clyde Shoun of the Reds tossed a no-hitter against the Boston Braves for a 1-0 victory in Cincinnati. Chuck Aleno’s only home run of the year was the difference. 1952 • Detroit’s Virgil Trucks pitched his first of two no-hitters for the season, beating the Washington Senators 1-0. Vic Wertz’s two-out homer in the ninth off Bob Porterfield won the game. 1960 • Don Cardwell became the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in his first start after being traded. The Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 at Wrigley Field. 1973 • Nolan Ryan of the California Angels pitched the first of a record seven no-hitters, beating the Kansas City Royals 3-0. Ryan tossed his second gem two months later. 1981 • Len Barker of Cleveland pitched the first perfect game in 13 years, with the Indians defeating the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 at Municipal Stadium. 1993 • The Montreal Expos retired their first number, No. 10 for Rusty Staub. 1996 • Chicago outfielder Tony Phillips went into the stands to confront a heckler during the White Sox’s 20-8 victory at Milwaukee. Phillips already had changed into street clothes after being taken out of the game in the sixth inning. 2005 • New York’s Tino Martinez hit two homers and drove in three runs in the Yankees’ 6-4 win over Oakland. The two homers gave Martinez eight homers in his last eight games. 2016 • Tampa Bay’s Danny Valencia hit three home runs, including a two-run shot in the ninth inning that lifted Oakland to a 7-6 win.


CARDINALS

05.15.2018 • TUESDAY • M 1

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH • B5

NOTEBOOK

Flaherty has good chance for longer stay Pitcher has used sinker to complement his slider and excel at Class AAA BY DERRICK GOOLD St. Louis Post-Dispatch

MINNEAPOLIS • The day after Jack Fla-

herty struck out 13 batters and did not walk one in what could end up being his last Class AAA start for a while, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny referenced how Flaherty seemed to have “a little more juice” on his best pitch, the slider. Matheny had an idea why. It starts with the sinker. “The sinker is a big deal,” Matheny said this past weekend in San Diego. “We made a big deal of it in spring. It continues to be a big deal. The psychology of a ball boring in on you makes you more susceptible to that — he has a plus-plus slider. Probably the best slider that we have. And that’s saying a lot because Carlos (Martinez’s) is pretty darn good.” That new sinker, and its tagalong slider, will return to the majors Tuesday evening against Minnesota at Target Field for Flaherty’s third spot start of the season. This one offers his best chance to stick in the rotation for a stretch. The Cardinals left San Diego on Sunday with uncertainty swirling around starter Adam Wainwright, the pillar of the rotation for more than a decade. The righthander had increased pain in his right elbow during his loss to the Padres and in addition to seeing a drop in velocity, he walked a career-high six batters. Wainwright said the pain he pitched through Sunday was more intense and far more restrictive than earlier in the season when the hints of trouble put him on the disabled list. Wainwright and the Cardinals planned to have him return to St. Louis on Monday and be reexamined by team physicians. The club expects to put the righthander back on the disabled list, thus freeing a spot on the active roster for Flaherty. It is not clear how long Wainwright will be absent from the rotation, but it could be a lengthy recovery.

“Luckily,” Wainwright said, “we have a lot of young guys primed for this position.” This will be the third time that Wainwright will be on the disabled list this season, and the first time Flaherty received the start. In two appearances this season – both of the one-day variety – Flaherty is 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 10 innings. The Cardinals have described his starts for Triple-A Memphis as, essentially, major-league ready. Twice already this season the righthander has struck out more than 10 batters in a game while walking none. For Memphis, Flaherty is 4-1 with a 2.27 ERA, and within those 31 2/3 innings are examples of how the sinker has added a new facet to an approach that Matheny twice referred to as “polished.” In his past three starts for the Redbirds, Flaherty has 19 groundouts to only eight fly balls and 12 hits allowed. The sinker is not just setting up his slider, it’s reducing his pitch count. “He is so meticulous about how he analyzes his previous game, how he scouts for his next one, how he tracks what he’s doing,” Matheny said. “Jack is already ahead of the game.”

REYES ROCKS PEORIA

After watching from the stands in Peoria, Ill., on Monday night as prized prospect Alex Reyes took another stride toward the majors, John Mozeliak, the Cardinals’ president of baseball operations, offered a brief, but telling, scouting reporting on the young righthander’s start: “Impressive.” In the second of four or more rehab starts, Reyes struck out six of the first nine batters he faced on his way to five shutout innings for Class A Peoria. The righthander, who is returning from elbow surgery that cost him the 2017 season, touched 100 mph with his fastball in the first inning, and he finished with 12 strikeouts. He allowed one hit and walked two. The Cardinals are having Reyes build pitch count on his path through the team’s affiliates so that when he’s eligible to come off the disabled list, on May 28, he will be available as a starter. The team intends to use him as needed at the time, but the goal will be to have the 23-year-old get enough

AVERAGES Batting Gyorko Pham J. Martinez Ozuna DeJong Bader Garcia Wong Pena Fowler Carpenter Kelly Team

AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB .327 49 10 16 2 0 4 7 11 12 1 .319 116 28 37 6 0 7 17 23 28 7 .294 136 12 40 10 0 4 22 17 18 0 .265 151 12 40 5 0 3 20 8 37 2 .262 141 21 37 7 0 8 18 13 48 0 .258 62 13 16 0 1 3 5 8 19 4 .244 45 9 11 3 0 2 7 5 11 0 .186 97 10 18 3 1 2 8 11 21 1 .174 23 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 .146 130 18 19 3 0 5 16 18 33 2 .145 110 12 16 6 0 3 13 23 38 0 .063 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 .230 1287 163 296 49 2 49 157 147 343 19

Pitching Cecil Hicks Mayers Norris Mikolas Brebbia Wacha Flaherty Tuivailala Wainwright Gant Holland Weaver Bowman Gregerson Team

W 0 1 1 1 5 0 4 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 22

L 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 1 1 2 1 0 16

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GS 0 0 0 0 7 0 8 2 0 4 1 0 8 0 0 38

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R 0 3 3 5 14 3 17 4 3 9 6 7 22 10 6 142

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innings this season to be ready to be a member of the rotation in 2019. He threw 80 pitches Monday for Peoria, 51 of them strikes. He’ll return to St. Louis this week to work with the training staff at Busch Stadium and then continue his climb to the majors with scheduled starts at Class AAA Memphis and Class AA Springfield. “In control,” Mozeliak wrote in a text message from the game. “Appears ready for the next step.”

O’NEILL KEEPS SLUGGING

When the Cardinals acquired him this past season from Seattle, they saw outfielder Tyler O’Neill as a power source known to hit in surges. Now he’s sustaining them. O’Neill hit two solo home runs Monday to provide Class AAA Memphis all of its offense in a 2-1 victory at Nashville. It’s the third time already this season — in his 26 games at the level — that he has hit two home runs in a game, and the righthanded-hitting slugger has seven homers in his previous 10 games, four in the past three games. It’s the second time this year he’s homered in three consecutive games.

The last time got him an invitation to the majors. With 13 homers for Memphis, O’Neill is second in the Pacific Coast League, and his .752 slugging percentage leads all hitters in the PCL. What stands out about O’Neill early power trip is how he’s cut his strikeout rate to 24 times in 102 at-bats, but he’s also getting pitches to hit. O’Neill has walked just twice and has yet to get an intentional walk.

DESIGNATED HELPER

One of the decisions Matheny has had to make daily about his lineup this season will be alleviated Tuesday by the grace of the designated hitter. For the first time this season, Matheny will be able to fit Jose Martinez, Jedd Gyorko, Kolten Wong and Matt Carpenter into the same lineup, should he choose. Matheny suggested over the weekend that Gyorko has hit his way into more regular playing time and how there are “some guys that make that DH fit really well.” “A couple of the guys who could use time off their feet defensively,” Matheny said. “Maybe just focus on their at-bats.” The Cardinals were one of the leastproductive NL teams a year ago with their DH. As a group, they hit .205/295/.308 and they had the third-fewest total bases (17). That contrasted with the previous year, 2016, when no National League team had more homers (five) and a higher OPS (1.136) than the Cardinals’ DH. As a group the DH that season hit .348/.375/.761 for the Cardinals, though all five home runs and most of the damage came from Matt Holliday. Without him a year ago, the Cardinals often used Martinez, who went three for 12.

EXTRA BASES

Jose Martinez has stopped wearing the sleeve that features the Venezuelan flag as a result of a memo he and other players received from Major League Baseball. The commissioner’s office has reminded players of the uniform code and possible violations, like Ben Zobrist’s black cleats. Martinez has switched to an approved sleeve. Derrick Goold @dgoold on Twitter dgoold@post-dispatch.com

CARDINALS AT TWINS Target Field

San Diego’s Travis Jankowski beats the tag by Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong for a stolen base in Sunday’s game.

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DeJong puts knowledge to good use in field CARDINALS • FROM B1

was there, a stride from second base to steal a hit. “He’s getting his own rhythm and using his own instincts and that’s the next step you hope every player gets to — to where they know,” manager Mike Matheny said. “They hear all the information in their ear and there are times when the instincts should take over, even if things are unconventional.” He then bestowed a deep compliment on DeJong. “He looks like a big-league shortstop,” the manager said. “Every day.” While other spots in the infield have been rotated based on matchups, hot streaks and injuries. DeJong has been the stalwart. Only left fielder Marcell Ozuna comes close on his time card. It’s no surprise, Matheny agreed. Shortstops play. Six of the top 10 players in terms of innings played in the majors are shortstops. Entering a two-day interleague series against Minnesota, DeJong is 10th at his position. San Diego’s Freddy Galvis hasn’t missed a moment and leads all players, and the former Phillies shortstop is widely regarded as a steady fielder. In his league-leading 378 1/3 innings, Galvis has plus-4 Defensive Runs Saved. DeJong has tied him with as many, the fourth-most at the position. Where DeJong has seen the

most significant improvement in the field, according to metrics and Baseball Info Solutions, is on plays like the ones Sunday — to his left. According to the plus/minus statistics kept by Bill James Online, DeJong is a plus-10 on ground balls and a plus-8 to his left. Last season he was minus-1. The improvement starts with a step. DeJong and infield coach Jose Oquendo reviewed video of his play at shortstop last year as a rookie, and based on that Oquendo and first-base coach Oliver Marmol suggested he start a stride closer to second base. That gave him a head start on the range to his left. “I think that’s just Oquendo’s idea of where straight-up ought to be,” DeJong said. “I’ll adjust from there on the pitch or what I’m seeing on the swing. … I’m getting better at anticipating because of the time I’ve been out there. I’m getting to where I started and I try to imagine how it’s going to be hit. It starts with seeing what pitch is coming. That, to me, has changed how I play shortstop. Knowing what pitch is coming and knowing every pitcher has allowed me to anticipate what is going to happen. Especially also now knowing the swings. “I’m gathering all this information right before the pitch,” he concluded, “and then – boom! – what’s going to happen.” That was on display Sunday as he got the positioning from Oquendo

and Marmol, and then based on the feel he had for his pitcher and the swings he was seeing, he moved. Matheny suggested that DeJong may have shaded even closer to second base after seeing Wainwright’s diminished velocity and figuring the hitters would be ahead of the ball. In the second, a potential inning-breaking hit found DeJong waiting for it at second base, and he turned it into a double play. At the plate, DeJong struck out three times, and it was those kind of at-bats that Matheny discussed earlier in the series. When considering how often to play a position player or when to rest them, Matheny sometimes takes his cues from the hitter’s at-bats. Veterans Dexter Fowler and Matt Carpenter, their batting averages circling .140, each had at least two days off in the four-game visit to San Diego, and their at-bats inspired Matheny’s choice. With DeJong, who has started 36 of 38 games, the manager said it’s like “he gets down a little bit, tired, and he does something different and bounces back and is ready to go.” “He’s a little bit of a throwback,” Matheny said. DeJong said he’s established a strong routine that he can turn to day after day. He has a reliable series of drills in the batting cage, and he pays attention to his sleep. This season, he has started watch-

ing less video of opposing pitchers. He found that an extra hour of watching film wasn’t going to give him as much as he could get from a scouting report – except an added hour of watching video and the focus needed to study it. The video is nice for angles and types of pitches, “but I’m not looking for more than that. I need a plan.” And, if any part of his regimen slips or needs to be tweaked to avoid fatigue he does so, because he and teammate Harrison Bader talk about the alternative to not playing a lot. It’s anxious on the bench. “Especially on those cold days, nobody cares how much rest you’ve had, nobody cares what temperature it is, if it’s raining, none of it. The game is going to go on,” DeJong said. “So you take that attitude toward things and that gives me confidence. Whether I had eight hours of sleep or 10 or less or it’s 30 degrees outside or 90 degrees — who cares? You’ve got to go out there and play baseball every day. “I think I have a chance to affect the game positively at the plate and in the field,” he added. “So, to me, being out there is going to give our team the chance to win on a daily basis. I understand that responsibility. That’s what gets me through the day, today.” Derrick Goold @dgoold on Twitter dgoold@post-dispatch.com

Scouting report • After Minnesota’s two-game sweep in St. Louis last week in which the Twins outscored the Cardinals 13-1, the interleague career series is even at 12-12. Minnesota has continued winning after it left St. Louis, running its stretch to seven wins in its last nine games before Monday’s makeup against Seattle. The featured pitching pairing of the two-game set will be Wednesday when former Cardinal Lance Lynn, 1-3, with a 7.34 earned run average in seven starts, will face the man who basically replaced him in Cardinals righthander Miles Mikolas (5-0, 2.51). Mikolas had a poor start to spring training. Lynn, a late free-agent signing, had virtually no spring training. Mikolas has walked three hitters in 462/3 innings. Lynn has passed 25 in 341/3 innings, the worst ratio for an American League starter. Former Cardinals reliever Zach Duke allowed his first earned run in 13 appearances for the Twins when he lost to the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Sunday. PITCHING MATCHUPS Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. RH Jack Flaherty (0-1, 3.60 ERA) vs. RH Jose Berrios (3-4, 4.50) Wednesday, 12:10 p.m. RH Miles Mikolas (5-0, 2.51) vs. RH Lance Lynn (1-3, 7.34). Rick Hummel


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M 1 • TUeSDAy • 05.15.2018

COMMENTARY

It’s about time betting ban was lifted Sports wagering, which is about to go mainstream, has become a legitimate business BY TIM DAHLBERG Associated Press

LAS VEGAS • Jimmy Vaccaro has seen just about everything in 40 years of taking money behind the counter at sports books in this gambling city. Until Monday. He never had seen a day like this. Sports betting is about ready to explode across the nation, thanks to the collective wisdom of the justices on the Supreme Court. Its ruling that states now are free to offer sports betting means it soon might be as easy to bet a $20 parlay in some states as it is to order pizza on the phone. Almost as important for some, it also wipes away the final stigma on an industry that Vaccaro has made his occupation and his life. “People like me have been waiting 35 years for this to happen,” said Vaccaro, who operates the sports book at the South Point hotel. “For a 72-year-old bookmaker it’s special in a very personal way.” No longer can the Roger Goodells of the world fool anyone with their absurd arguments about the evils of betting. No longer can the NCAA hide behind its archaic fears that college students everywhere will be wagering their scholarship money on Notre Dame plus the points. Sports betting now is a legitimate industry. And it’s about to go nationwide in a big way. Imagine, if you can, stopping on the way to the Meadowlands to watch the Jets and putting $20 on them to cover the point spread. Better yet, how about sitting in the stands and making bets in real time on your phone? It’s all coming, and soon. By the time the NFL season kicks off in September there could be sports betting in a handful of states, maybe more. New Jersey, which filed the challenge that led to the Supreme Court decision, could be taking bets in a couple weeks. A lot of Las Vegas interests think it will be good for the city,

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Monmounth Park race track in New Jersey has many TVs tuned to sports programming and a spacious bar, and soon is expected to add sports betting to its horse-wagering menu as the Supreme Court struck down a federal law that bars betting on sports in most states. New Jersey had filed the challenge.

because it will build the market and people will want to come to the mecca of sports wagering, just like the explosion of casino gambling across the country in recent years has helped increase the popularity of trips to Las Vegas. But the news didn’t exactly send bookies out dancing in the streets of Las Vegas to celebrate. There’s a lot of work to be done, and a lot of jockeying for position among gambling companies and sports book operators to expand nationwide. Yes, there is money to be made. But who makes it and how the major sports leagues are involved — if at all — will be a contentious battle. No one is certain just how big sports betting will become. Estimates of the betting market in the United States mostly are just guesses because no one really knows how many people like to

bet or how much they will end up wagering, though for perspective Nevada books took in $4.87 billion last year. One thing that is certain is that if sports betting is regulated like it is in Nevada, it poses no threat to sports leagues or their products. “Sports betting has always had this dark cloud over it,” said Jay Kornegay, who runs the sports book at the Westgate Las Vegas hotel and casino. “A lot of people associate it with organized crime, but over the last couple of years the climate has really changed dramatically. That dark cloud has been lightened, and could soon go away.” The ruling Monday set off a string of reactions from major sports leagues, with both the NBA and NFL saying they would go to Congress to push for a federal law regulating bet-

How long should starters work? HOCHMAN • FROM B1

“And you have to take data with what we’re seeing with the eye test.” Luke Weaver wasn’t pulled fast enough in a start earlier this year. It came back to bite the Birds. And no one warmed up as Michael Wacha fell apart during a late 2017 start. But each of those instances was defended at the time. “In general,” explained Cards general manager Mike Girsch, “your expectation for how a guy is going to pitch the rest of the inning shouldn’t change as fast as you might think it should, just because (of instances) you can remember when it really changed fast. “If you are always chasing, you’ve just got to be careful. I’m not saying we’re perfect at it, but that’s the give-andtake. Is that walk an oh-my-gosh-theworld’s-coming-to-and-end walk? Or, just, he walked a guy. I think if every plate appearances was a better predictor of the next three batters’ plate appearances, then it would be easier to say: ‘It’s time to get him out!’ But no one knows that.” There is a notion, with the top of the order coming up a third time, to nip it in the bud – to get out in front of it, if you will. Managers such as the Phillies’ Gabe Kapler are taking more conspicuous risks. In one game, Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola was just 68 pitches into a gem, but Kapler pulled Nola to preserve his arm for the season ahead, to bet on the data and to trust the bullpen. The plan, actually, backfired that particular day. But this season, Philadelphia starters have the eighth-lowest ERA in baseball – and Philadelphia relievers have the seventh lowest. Kapler’s overall balancing act is working so far, as the Phillies are seven games above .500. And in August of last season, the statistics guru Mike Petriello pointed out that two particular teams were pulling starters faster than most teams — the Astros and Dodgers, who of course became the World Series participants. Petriello shared that from June 17 to July 15, the Astros didn’t have a one game in which a starter recorded an out in the seventh inning. During that period, Astros starters averaged 5 1/3 innings. And the Astros were 16-7 during that run. Yes, having an elite offense surely helped. But it’s still fascinating. “My philosophy is: We go as hard as we can as long as we can, and the hitters will let us know when we’ve had enough,” Cards pitching coach Mike Maddux said. “That’s kind of my mantra. … It’s a feel thing.” And if a pitcher is cruising, would you even consider a change? Probably not. Sometimes, a team just has really good and durable starters. Look at the Nationals. Or even the Cardinals this season. Efficient starts, as seen by Carlos Marti-

nez and Miles Mikolas, keep pitch counts low and out frequency high. In these instances, the notion of pulling the starter is, well, a non-starter. And what if a pitcher has great career numbers against the top of this particular lineup? Or what if three of your relievers are unavailable, so you need your starter to gobble up more outs and innings? Admittedly, there are too many variables to have an unwavering mandate, such as start warming up a reliever the moment the order comes around for the third time ... or pull the starting pitcher after, say, the first hard-hit ball or walk. “I think what you’re describing, the extreme version of it, we’re all slowly marching in that direction, trying to make the trade-offs that make sense,” Girsch said. “I think what ultimately might happen — and we’re talking theoretically — as starters go shorter, you somewhat have seen already that the one-out lefty reliever is kind of going away. So as starters go shorter, I think relievers might have to go longer. There will be more guys who go multiple innings and fewer guys who are a one-inning guy. “It’s not just the innings you throw, it’s how many times you get up (in the bullpen) and how many games you get into. If you have 81 innings in 50 appearances, it’s different than 81 innings in 81 appearances. My guess is that over time, as an industry, we start letting relievers go an inning and a third or two-thirds more often.” But starters are steadfast. Baseball managing isn’t just managing personnel but also egos. Starters are wired to finish innings — to find ways out of jams using their assortment of pitches. “I know for myself and a lot of starters on this team — if you go out there and start it, you want to finish it,” Wacha said. “It always doesn’t happen that way, but that’s definitely the mentality. Third time through, fourth-time through the lineup, that batter has seen you a couple times through the game, and obviously the starter is getting tired later on in the game. It’s up to the manager to feel if this guy is our best available to get this guy out, 100 pitches in? Or a fresh reliever out there, is he our guy to get this guy out? As a starter, I always want to (pitch) and get out of the inning. But I understand whenever they have to make a change.” The numbers say the third time through gives hitters an advantage, but not all third times through are created equal. The best teams will figure out how to maximize a pitcher’s advantage — by best deciding which pitcher should be on the mound, third time around. Benjamin Hochman @hochman on Twitter bhochman@post-dispatch.com

ting. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has said for several years betting should be legalized and regulated, but it’s new territory for the NFL, which has been adamant that sports betting threatens the integrity of its games. Then again, if there’s a profit to be made, the NFL doesn’t want to be left behind. “I think everybody who owns a top four professional sports team just basically saw the value of their team double, at least,” Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, told CNBC. The pro leagues in recent months have been angling for a piece of the profits with a socalled integrity tax to protect their sports. The tax, of course, is little more than an attempt to extort money from bookmakers and bettors alike. There is no integrity problem — and no integrity

tax — in sports betting in Nevada, where every dollar is watched closely and every point spread is tracked in casinos across town. “It’s a tightly run ship in Las Vegas,” Kornegay said. Kornegay pointed out that sports books aren’t exactly licensed to print money. They operate on small margins — with just a 5.1 percent “hold,” or profit, in Nevada last year — and actually lose money if they get on the wrong side of the action in any particular game. No one feels sorry for the bookies when that happens, and that won’t change. But almost everything else will in an industry that has succeeded despite the best efforts of the sports leagues to shut it down. Thanks to the Supreme Court, legal sports betting probably is coming to a state near you. That’s something you can bet on.

Surge season will start Sunday SURGE • FROM B1

bid for back-to-back titles. “If we’re in that position a million times, Rebecca’s taking the shot every single time,” said Collier, whose team won WBCBL titles in 2014 and 2016 and finished as runners-up in 2015 and 2017. “At first, I think most of us were in shock, just trying to figure out how the game had gotten away from us. Knowing how hard we’d worked, not only the players but the entire organization as tournament hosts, it was tough to deal with, getting that close and falling just short of the goal. “That’s why I gave myself three weeks to get through the grieving process and then to start working toward 2018.” The Surge, who finished 12-1 a year ago, will tip off the new season 7 p.m. Saturday at Elsberry High against regional archrival Flyers Elite. After road games May 26 at the Iowa Force, June 2 at the Nebraska Strikers and June 3 at the Nebraska Native Dream, the Surge will make their home debut at Washington University on June 9, hosting Flyers Elite at 7:05 p.m. After a trip to Atlanta to take on the Georgia Stampede on June 17 and the Atlanta Monarchs on June 18, the Surge will close out the schedule with four more games at Washington U. — June 23 vs. the Atlanta Monarchs, June 30 against the Toledo Threat, July 7 against the Georgia Stampede and July 15 against the Nebraska Strikers. “It’s probably the toughest schedule we’ve ever had,” said Collier, a Fort Zumwalt South High product who took over as Surge owner in 2011 at age 23. “I hate blowouts; they’re no good for either team or for the fans. By playing the toughest competition, here and on the road, our goal is to hopefully prepare this team to make another title run.” The Surge are coached by Tony Condra, Gabriella Green and newcomer Robert Kennedy, “Robert played in college and as a professional in the U.S. and overseas,” Collier said. “He’s a great addition to the Surge family.” Harris, in her fifth season here, will again lead the way from the point guard spot. A standout at Mascoutah High, Harris went on to Rend Lake and the University of Illinois before beginning a professional career that included stops in Poland, Greece and the Czech Republic. She recently wrapped her first season as head coach at Rend Lake. Last season, she led the Surge in scoring, assists and steals and was also one of the squad’s top rebounders. “Rebecca’s a leader on the floor for us and she’s also a great mentor for our younger players,” Collier said. The Surge averaged better than 104 points a game a year ago and also return 6-foot-1 forward Kristi Bellock,

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St. Louis Surge owner Khalia Collier has run the team since 2011, when she was 23.

SURGE HOME SCHEDULE (At Washington University) June 9 vs. Flyers Elite, 7:05 p.m. June 23 vs. Atlanta Monarchs, 7:05 p.m. June 30 vs. Toledo Threat, 7:05 p.m. July 7 vs. Georgia Stampede, 7:05 p.m. July 15 vs. Nebraska Strikers, 2:05 p.m.

a second-year player from Texas A&M who led the team in rebounding, as well as 6-1 forward Jaleesa Butler (Alton, Georgetown); 6-3 forward Sherise Williams (McCluer, Mississippi State); 5-10 forward Leti Lerma (Bradley); and guard Biana Beck (Incarnate Word, Southeast Missouri). Also back for the Surge is 6-footer Brittany Carter (Incarnate Word, Illinois), who played the past couple of years in Australia. Team newcomers are guard Kelsey McClure from Arkansas Tech, forward Laura Johnson from the University of Sioux Falls and forward Mariah King from Eastern Illinois. “We have a real good mix of talent,” said Collier, noting that the final two roster spots will be filled before Saturday’s opener. Collier also mentioned Michala Johnson, who’ll be the first ex-Surge player to work for the organization. “Basketball’s important, but a big part of what we do is try to help our players prepare for life after their playing days are over,” Collier said. “We recruit great players, but we’re also looking for young ladies with great character.” Over six seasons, the Surge have built a devoted following. “Last year, when we lost in the championship game, I saw people in the stands crying,” Collier said. “I think that shows how much they’ve come to appreciate the work and the effort this team and our organization has made to bring exciting and competitive women’s basketball to the area. And we’re not through. We’ll continue to do whatever we can to bring out fans and make sure they’re having fun and hopefully want to come back again.” Joe Lyons @joelyonspd on twitter jlyons@post-dispatch.com


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NBA PLAYOFFS

Thompson may start

Warriors defuse the Rockets

The Cleveland Cavaliers were blown out Sunday by Boston in the opener of the Eastern Conference finals, and a lineup change might be coming for Game 2. Coach Tyronn Lue acknowledged that he was at the least considering inserting Tristan Thompson into the lineup Tuesday after Boston’s Al Horford had his way in Game 1, scoring 20 points, on eight-of-10 shooting, in a 108-83 victory. “It’s definitely something we have to weigh,” Lue said. Lue said numbers showed that in the last three years, out of all the players who have guarded Horford over at least 30 possessions, Thompson is No. 1 in the league defending him. Change would mean going away from the three-guard lineup of JR Smith, George Hill and Kyle Korver, along with forwards LeBron James and Kevin Love. Draft lottery on tap • The NBA draft lottery is to be conducted Tuesday night in Chicago, when pingpong balls will be drawn to decide which team gets the order at the top of the selections next month. Phoenix has a 25 percent chance of winning the top pick, followed by Memphis (19.9 percent), Dallas (13.8 percent) and Atlanta (13.7 percent). The rest of the candidates for No. 1 are Orlando (8.8 percent), Chicago (5.3), Sacramento (5.3), Cleveland (2.8), New York (1.7), Philadelphia (1.1), Charlotte (0.8), Detroit (0.7), the Los Angeles Clippers (0.6) and Denver (0.5). Starting next year, with the NBA hoping that teams have less incentive to strive for the worst record and therefore the best chance of winning the lottery, the odds will be changing. The three teams with the worst regular-season record will have a 14 percent chance of winning the No. 1 pick, the fourth-worst team will have a 12.5 percent chance and the fifth-worst 10.5 percent. Associated Press

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HOUSTON • Kevin Durant scored

37 points and Klay Thompson added 28 to lead Golden State to a 119-106 win in the long-awaited showdown with the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night. Starting a playoff series on the road for the first time since 2014, the Warriors trailed by as many as nine points early but had evened it up by halftime and used a big run at the beginning of the fourth quarter to pull away. They outscored the Rockets by 13 points in the second half. “We took that first punch and kept fighting,” Durant said. Game 2 is Wednesday night in Houston. Eric Gordon opened the final period with a 3-pointer to get the top-seeded Rockets within four, but Thompson scored the first eight points of a 13-4 run to make it 100-87 with about eight minutes left. Houston used a 9-3 spurt, in which James Harden scored five, to cut the lead to 103-96 with less than five minutes to go. But Thompson struck again, hitting a wide open 3 to leave the Warriors ahead by 10 with four minutes left. Harden scored 41 to lead the Rockets, who lost at home for the second time this postseason. Steph Curry added 18 for the Warriors, who are in the conference finals for a franchise-record fourth straight time. It’s Houston’s first trip since 2015 when Golden State won the series in five games. The Warriors, who are the second seed in the West, opened a playoff series away from Oracle Arena for the first time since 2014 when they lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 4-3 in the opening round. “The road atmosphere doesn’t really bother us,” Thompson said. “We rely a lot on our experience.” Houston struggled to slow down Durant all night, and things got even worse when Trevor Ariza picked up his fifth foul with about 10 minutes left in the third with Golden State up by three. Durant made two baskets for the Warriors

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BASEBALL Odds Underdog Favorite American League -$185 A’s RED SOX TIGERS Indians -$128 -$125 Rays ROYALS Astros -$180 ANGELS Rangers MARINERS -$140 National League -$118 PADRES Rockies -$170 Dodgers MARLINS -$118 BRAVES Cubs D’BACKS -$155 Brewers -$122 Reds GIANTS Interleague -$118 ORIOLES Phillies -$115 NATIONALS Yankees -$150 White Sox PIRATES METS -$180 Blue Jays -$118 Cards TWINS NBA Points Underdog Favorite Eastern Conference Final PK CELTICS Cavaliers NHL Odds Underdog Favorite Eastern Conference Final -$120/even Lightning CAPITALS SOCCER UEFA Europa League Final Wednesday | Decines-Charpieu, France Atletico Madrid -$135 Marseille +$420 Draw: +$260 | Over/under: 2.5 goals UEFA Champions League Final May 26 | Kiev, Ukraine +$125 Real Madrid Liverpool +$210 Draw: +$260 | Over/under: 3.0 goals Home team in CAPS © 2018 Benjamin Eckstein

BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Activated RHP Steven Wright. Placed RHP Hector Velazquez on the 10-day DL. Sent RHP Tyler Thornburg and 2B Dustin Pedroia on a rehab assignments to Pawtucket Red Sox. DETROIT TIGERS — Placed 3B Jeimer Candelario on the 10-day DL, retroactive to May 13. Recalled INF r Dawel Lugo from Toledo (IL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Recalled INF-OF Hunter Dozier from Omaha (PCL). Placed 1B Lucas Duda on the 10-day DL. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Sent RHP Blake Wood on a rehab assignment to Inland (Cal). Placed RHP Keynan Middleton on 10-day DL. Recalled Felix Pena from Salt Lake (PCL). NEW YORK YANKEES — Reinstated INF/ OF Brandon Drury from the 10-day DL and optioned him to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Transferred the rehab assignments for 1B Greg Bird and OF Billy McKinney to Trenton (EL). SEATTLE MARINERS — Selected INF Gordon Beckham from Tacoma (PCL). Placed INF Robinson Cano on the 10-day DL. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Recalled RHP Hunter Wood from Durham (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Optioned LF Anthony Alford to Buffalo (IL). National League CINCINNATI REDS — Sent RHPs Michael Lorenzen and Anthony DeSclafani on a rehab assignments to Pensacola (SL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Optioned C Kyle Farmer and CF Tim Locastro to Oklahoma City (PCL). Activated 3B Logan Forsythe from the 10-day DL. NEW YORK METS — Activated RF Jay Bruce from the paternity list. Optioned 1B Dominic Smith to Las Vegas (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Optioned RHP Jake Thompson to Lehigh Valley (IL). Sent RHP Victor Arano on a rehab assignment to Reading (EL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Sent 2B Josh Harrison on a rehab assignment to Altoona (EL). CARDINALS — Sent RHP Alex Reyes on a rehab assignment to Peoria (MWL). SAN DIEGO PADRES — Optioned INF Carlos Asuaje and RF Hunter Renfroe to El Paso (PCL). Selected the contract of OF Franmil Reyes from El Paso. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Placed INF Alen Hanson on the 10-day DL, retroactive to May 13. Recalled OF Austin Slater from Sacramento (PCL).

FAIRMOUNT PARK Tuesday’s entries POST: 1 p.m. First: 6F, F&M, $4,000 MCL, 3&UP pp horse jockey 1 Shiny Marquee Lopez 2 Name It After Me Molina 3 Queen’s Little Red Ulloa 4 Serena’s Halo Bailon 5 See Grace Fly By Diego 6 Featherstone Arrieta 7 Summer Seashell Santiago

odds 5-2 7-2 4-1 8-1 8-1 6-1 5-1

Second: 6F, $3,200 (B) CLM pp horse jockey 1 Shotenough to Pop Lopez 2 Name Dropper Giles 3 Trouncer Molina 4 Seba’s Dancer Bush 5 Sgt. Green Diego 6 Flaunt Bailon 7 Edging Santiago

odds 8-1 5-2 15-1 5-1 8-1 6-1 9-5

Third: 6F, F&M, IL. Bred MSW, 3&UP pp horse jockey 1 Bit Money Lopez 2 Shrimp Diego 3 Lion Love Arrieta 4 Margarita Attack Giles 5 Allie’s Aflirt Ulloa 6 Lil Bit Tipsey Molina 7 Royal’s Fox Santiago

odds 5-2 4-1 6-1 15-1 20-1 2-1 5-1

Fourth: 6F, F&M, $3,200 (B) CLM pp horse jockey 1 Devil Alert Giles 2 Flyer’s Fantasy Bush 3 Royal Renaissance Arrieta 4 Lake Snow Lopez 5 Shaker Maker Santiago 6 Ciara for Three Molina 7 Daddy’s Wildflower Ulloa

odds 20-1 20-1 6-1 7-5 9-5 12-1 5-1

Fifth: 6F, F&M, IL. Bred $4,000 NW3L CLM pp horse jockey odds 1 Molager Santiago 5-2 2 Ruby Lees Song Molina 6-1 3 Brown Shoes Diego 4-1 4 Rachelswildflower Bush 20-1 5 Didaraj Hernandez 20-1 6 Betty’s Bullet Lopez 5-1 7 Crooked Lady Ulloa 30-1 8 Summie Baby Giles 2-1 Sixth: 5½ F, IL. Bred Allowance pp horse jockey 1 Morninglover Rambo Bailon 2 Cat’s Runaway Santiago 3 Mias Moonbeam Diego 4 Peacock Man Ulloa 5 Mr. Luv Maker Giles 6 Thisduckcanfly Lopez

odds 30-1 6-1 4-1 3-1 5-2 2-1

Seventh: 6F, $3,200 NWY CLM pp horse jockey 1 Chief Mango Lopez 2 Awesome Asher Giles 3 Buddy Bud Bush 4 The Pegasus Book Retana 5 Smart Alex’s Posse Santiago 6 Beauzippity Arrieta 7 Grahm From Above Diago 8 Beefy Bailon 9 Nobiz Like Sue Biz Molina

odds 30-1 9-2 8-1 5-1 7-2 15-1 15-1 8-1 2-1

FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed DT Siupeli Anau, WR C.J. Duncan, LB Airius Moore and OL Greg Pyke. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed WR Matt Fleming, DB John Franklin III, OL Jeremi Hall, DB Tyrin Holloway and OL Matt McCants. Released OL Travis Averill, LB Howard Jones, OL Cameron Lee and LB Nyles Morgan. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed QB Brogan Roback, DB Tigie Sankoh and LB Genard Avery. DETROIT LIONS — Signed WR Deontez Alexander, TE Marcus Lucas and CB Josh Okonye. Waived WR Kyle Lewis. Waived-injured TE Brandon Barnes. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS — Signed WR Justice Liggins and DE Patrick Afriyie. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed P Corey Bojorquez. Released WR Darren Andrews. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Signed DT Jay Bromley, LB KeShun Freeman, OL Michael Ola and FB Ryan Yurachek. Waived LB Adam Bighill, OL Daronte Bouldin, and DBs Rickey Jefferson and Bradley Sylve. NEW YORK GIANTS — Waived CB Brandon Dixon, OT Adam Bisnowaty, LB Derrick Mathews, CB C.J. Goodwin, TE Stephen Baggett and CB Bryon Fields. Signed G Chris Scott, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, G Malcolm Bunche, WR Alonzo Russell, DB Mike Jones and RB Robert Martin. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed P Johnny Townsend, S Dallin Leavitt and LS Drew Scott. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed S Marcell Harris to a four-year contract. TENNESSEE TITANS — Agreed to terms with TE Anthony Firsker, DB Joseph Este, LB Robert Spillane, LB Tobenna Okeke and DE Connor Flagel. Waived QB Tyler Ferguson, CB Elijaah Goins, CB Ryan McKinley and RB Larry Rose. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed LB Vontae Diggs, C Casey Dunn and WR Darvin Kidsy. Waived WR Mikah Holer and C Sean Welsh. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Fined Washington D Michal Kempny $2,419.35 for cross-checking Tampa Bay F Cedric Paquette during a May 13 game at Tampa. COLLEGE NCAA — Named Dean Blandino football’s director of instant replay and Anthony Holman managing director for championships operations and playing rules. DAVIS & ELKINS — Named Evan Merrill men’s lacrosse coach. FLORIDA GULF COAST — Named Justin Farr men’s assistant basketball coach. NYU — Announced the resignation of women’s basketball coach Lauren Hall-Gregory. PENN STATE — Announced men’s basketball guard Kyle McCloskey has transferred from Villanova. SOUTH CAROLINA — Announced women’s graduate basketball G Nelly Perry has transferred from Clemson. VANDERBILT — Named Shereka Wright women’s associate head basketball coach.

PLAYOFF SCHEDULE * if necessary

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS BOSTON 1, CLEVELAND 0 TV • ESPN Celtics 108, Cavs 83 Game 1 Tuesday 7:30 at Boston May 19 7:30 at Cleveland May 21 7:30 at Cleveland May 23 7:30 at Boston* May 25 7:30 at Cleveland* May 27 7:30 at Boston* WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS GOLDEN STATE 1, HOUSTON 0 TV • TNT Game 1 Warriors 119, Rockets 106 Wed. 8 at Houston May 20 7 at Golden State May 22 8 at Golden State May 24 8 at Houston* May 26 8 at Golden State* May 28 8 at Houston*

BOX SCORE WARRIORS 119, ROCKETS 106

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The Warriors’ Kevin Durant (left) stops the Rockets’ James Harden, who is trying to score during the second half Monday night. Harden scored 41 points and Durant had 37 in a game Golden State won 119-106.

offense after that, scoring the next eight points, powered by 3s from Gordon and Gerald Green, to get within 85-80 with about a minute left in the quarter. Durant added two free throws to close out the quarter and leave the Warriors up 87-80 entering the fourth and Golden State never seriously was threatened thereafter. Curry extended his NBA playoff record by making at least one 3-pointer in his 80th straight playoff game but missed his first free throw of the playoffs, in the third quarter, after making 19 attempts in the first two rounds.

around one by Chris Paul that left the Warriors up 73-68 a couple of minutes later. Gordon added a layup for Houston after that, but Golden State scored the next six points, with a 3-pointer from Thompson, to make it 79-70 with about 4½ minutes left in the third. Houston ended a scoring drought of more than two minutes with a dunk by Harden seconds later and the Warriors followed with another run, scoring six straight points to extend it to 85-72 with just more than two minutes left in the third. The Rockets rediscovered their

FG FT Reb GOLDEN ST. Min M-A M-A O-T APFPTS 40:16 14-27 6-6 0-3 1 2 37 Durant Iguodala 27:59 2-3 7-8 0-4 1 4 11 36:50 1-5 3-4 0-9 9 3 5 D.Green Curry 35:11 8-15 1-2 1-6 8 5 18 Thompson 42:16 9-18 4-4 1-4 2 2 28 24:46 1-1 0-0 1-4 1 0 2 Looney Young 15:13 3-5 0-0 0-1 0 0 9 Livingston 13:39 3-5 1-1 0-5 0 0 7 West 3:50 1-1 0-0 0-1 2 1 2 Totals 24042-8022-253-3724 17 119 Percentages: FG.525, FT.880. 3-point goals: 13-33, .394. Team rebounds: 3. Team turnovers: 9. Blocked shots: 4. Turnovers: 9. Steals: 9. Technical fouls: D.Green, 10:53 first. FG FT Reb HOUSTON Min M-A M-A O-T APFPTS Ariza 23:21 3-8 1-1 0-2 0 5 8 34:30 0-3 1-3 1-5 2 3 1 Tucker Capela 29:57 6-7 0-0 1-6 3 0 12 35:08 14-24 8-10 1-4 7 4 41 Harden Paul 38:11 8-17 5-7 2-11 3 4 23 Gordon 33:54 6-13 0-0 0-5 3 1 15 Mbah a Moute 17:28 0-6 0-0 1-4 0 0 0 G.Green 16:42 2-5 0-0 1-3 0 4 6 5:45 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 Nene Anderson 5:04 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 Totals 24039-8515-217-4218 23106 Percentages: FG.459, FT.714. 3-point goals: 13-37, .351. Team rebounds: 11. Team turnovers: 13. Blocked shots: 3. Turnovers: 13. Steals: 5. Technical fouls: None. Golden State 29 27 31 32 — 119 Houston 30 26 24 26 — 106 A: 18,055. T: 2:20. Officials: Bill Spooner, Tony Brothers, Tom Washington, Scott Foster

PLAYOFFS LEADERS Through Sunday Scoring James, CLE Davis, NOR Westbrook, OKC Harden, HOU Durant, GOL Wall, WAS Antetokounmpo, MIL McCollum, POR Middleton, MIL George, OKC Mitchell, UTA Holiday, NOR Aldridge, SAN Beal, WAS Oladipo, IND DeRozan, TOR Paul, HOU Embiid, PHL Thompson, GOL Tatum, BOS

G 12 9 6 10 10 6 7 4 7 6 11 9 5 6 7 10 10 8 10 13

FG 145 106 64 90 102 56 69 40 67 49 102 88 37 49 53 87 83 60 84 84

FT 87 53 33 72 57 40 38 10 14 31 39 21 41 20 30 43 29 43 16 58

PTS 392 271 176 285 280 156 180 101 173 148 268 213 118 139 159 227 218 171 212 242

AVG 32.7 30.1 29.3 28.5 28.0 26.0 25.7 25.2 24.7 24.7 24.4 23.7 23.6 23.2 22.7 22.7 21.8 21.4 21.2 18.6

TENNIS

SOCCER

MOTOR SPORTS

WTA ranking

Major League Soccer

Leaders as of Sunday

Through Sunday Singles 1. Simona Halep ROM 7270 2. Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6845 3. Garbine Muguruza ESP 6175 4. Elina Svitolina UKR 5505 5. Karolina Pliskova CZR 5425 6. Jelena Ostapenko LAT 5282 7. Caroline Garcia FRA 5080 8. Petra Kvitova CZR 4550 USA 4286 9. Venus Williams USA 4059 10. Sloane Stephens GER 3090 11. Julia Goerges 12. Angelique Kerber GER 2905 13. Daria Kasatkina RU 2775 14. Madison Keys USA 2722 15. Kiki Bertens NET 2570 16. CoCo Vandeweghe USA 2533 17. Elise Mertens BGM 2525 18. Ashleigh Barty AUS 2328 19. Magdalena RybarikovaSLK 2225 20. Anastasija Sevastova LAT 2180 21. Naomi Osaka JAP 2091 22. Johanna Konta GBR 2050 23. Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 1935 AUS 1925 24. Daria Gavrilova CZR 1660 25. Barbora Strycova

EASTERN W L T Pts GF GA Atlanta United FC 8 2 1 25 25 13 Columbus 6 3 3 21 17 10 New York City FC 6 2 3 21 21 16 Orlando City 6 3 1 19 20 16 6 3 0 18 23 11 New York New England 5 3 2 17 18 14 Chicago 3 5 2 11 13 17 3 5 2 11 8 14 Philadelphia Montreal 3 8 0 9 14 26 Toronto FC 2 6 1 7 12 18 1 5 2 5 10 16 D.C. United WESTERN W L T Pts GF GA Sporting K.C. 7 2 2 23 23 12 6 2 2 20 22 16 Los Angeles FC FC Dallas 4 1 4 16 14 9 Portland 4 3 2 14 14 14 Vancouver 4 5 2 14 12 20 Real Salt Lake 4 5 1 13 13 21 Minnesota United 4 7 0 12 13 21 3 3 3 12 20 15 Houston LA Galaxy 3 6 1 10 14 19 2 5 2 8 15 17 San Jose Colorado 2 5 2 8 11 13 Seattle 2 5 2 8 7 11 NOTE: Three points for win, one point for tie. Sunday Portland 1, Seattle 0 Atlanta United FC 2, Orlando City 1 New York City FC 2, Los Angeles FC 2, tie Wednesday San Jose at Vancouver, 9:30 p.m. Friday Orlando City at Toronto FC, 7 p.m. Saturday Colorado at New York City FC, Noon Los Angeles FC at Portland, 2 p.m. Vancouver at FC Dallas, 3 p.m. Columbus at New England, 6:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. D.C. United at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

NASCAR Cup series leaders

NASCAR Trucks leaders

1. Kyle Busch..............................................503 2. Joey Logano...........................................491 3. Kevin Harvick........................................ 484 4. Brad Keselowski....................................396 5. Kurt Busch .............................................393 6. Clint Bowyer ..........................................386 7. Denny Hamlin.........................................380 8. Martin Truex Jr. ..................................... 376 9. Ryan Blaney...........................................365 10. Kyle Larson ..........................................356 11. Aric Almirola.........................................342 12. Jimmie Johnson ...................................286 13. Erik Jones .............................................285 14. Alex Bowman........................................271 15. Chase Elliott .........................................266 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr...............................265 17. Austin Dillon ......................................... 241 18. Paul Menard.........................................240 19. William Byron.......................................229 20. Ryan Newman ..................................... 225

1. Johnny Sauter ........................................ 275 2. Noah Gragson ........................................240 3. Grant Enfinger ....................................... 214 4. Brett Moffitt............................................213 5. Ben Rhodes.............................................213 6. Matt Crafton ..........................................205 7. Stewart Friesen...................................... 178 8. Justin Haley ............................................173 9. Dalton Sargeant..................................... 168 10. Myatt Snider .........................................167 11. Cody Coughlin....................................... 149 12. Austin Hill..............................................131 13. Justin Fontaine..................................... 120 14. Austin Wayne Self.................................116 15. Wendell Chavous................................... 111 16. Jordan Anderson ................................. 107 17. Joe Nemechek ......................................104 18. Spencer Davis ........................................94 19. Jesse Little..............................................78 20. Robby Lyons ..........................................78

ATP ranking Through Sunday Singles 1. Roger Federer SWI 8670 2. Rafael Nadal ESP 7950 3. Alexander Zverev GER 6015 4. Grigor Dimitrov BUL 4870 5. Marin Cilic CRO 4770 6. Juan Martin del Potro ARG 4540 7. Kevin Anderson SAF 3660 8. Dominic Thiem AST 3545 9. John Isner USA 3305 10. David Goffin BGM 2930 11. Pablo Carreno Busta ESP 2280 12. Sam Querrey USA 2220 13. Roberto Bautista-Agut ESP 2210 14. Jack Sock USA 2155 15. Diego Schwartzman ARG 2130 16. Lucas Pouille FRA 1995 17. Tomas Berdych CZR 1980 18. Novak Djokovic SRB 1905 19. Kyle Edmund GBR 1905 20. Chung Hyeon SKO 1807 21. Fabio Fognini Italy 1805 22. Milos Raonic CAN 1705 23. Stan Wawrinka SWI 1685 24. Kei Nishikori JAP 1665 25. Nick Kyrgios AUS 1630

CYCLING Tour of California Monday | Santa Barbara, Calif. Stage 2 • (A 97.5-mile leg from Ventura, Calif.) 1. Egan Bernal, Team Sky, 4 hours, 14 minutes. 2. Rafal Majka, Bora-Hansgrohe, 21 seconds behind. 3. Adam Yates, MitcheltonScott, 25 behind. 4. Antwan Tolhoek, LottoNL-Jumbo, 30. 5. Daniel Martinez, EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale, same time. 6. Kristijan Durasek, UAE Team Emirates, same time. 7. Mathias Frank, AG2R La Mondiale, 40. 8. Tejay van Garderen, BMC Racing, 50. 9. Edward Ravasi, UAE Team Emirates, 59 behind. 10. Ruben Guerreiro, Trek-Segafredo, 1 minute, 1 second behind. OVERALL STANDINGS 1. Egan Bernal, Team Sky, 7 hours, 16 minutes, 13 seconds. 2. Rafal Majka, Bora-Hansgrohe, 25 seconds behind. 3. Adam Yates, MitcheltonScott, 31 behind. 4. Antwan Tolhoek, LottoNL-Jumbo, 40. 5. Kristijan Durasek, UAE Team Emirates, same time. 6. Daniel Martinez, EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale, same time. 7. Mathias Frank, AG2R La Mondiale, 50. 8. Tejay van Garderen, BMC Racing Team, 1 minute, behind. 9. Edward Ravasi, UAE Team Emirates, 1 minute, 9 seconds behind. 10. Ruben Guerreiro, Trek-Segafredo, 1:11.

English Premier League Final standings

GP W D ch-Man City 38 32 4 Man United 38 25 6 Tottenham 38 23 8 Liverpool 38 21 12 Chelsea 38 21 7 Arsenal 38 19 6 Burnley 38 14 12 Everton 38 13 10 Leicester 38 12 11 Newcastle 38 12 8 Crystal Palace 38 11 11 Bournemouth 38 11 11 West Ham 38 10 12 Watford 38 11 8 Brighton 38 9 13 Huddersfield 38 9 10 r-Southampton 38 7 15 r-Swansea 38 8 9 r-Stoke 38 7 12 r-West Brom 38 6 13 ch-Championship Winner r-relegated

L 2 7 7 5 10 13 12 15 15 18 16 16 16 19 16 19 16 21 19 19

GF 106 68 74 84 62 74 36 44 56 39 45 45 48 44 34 28 37 28 35 31

GA 27 28 36 38 38 51 39 58 60 47 55 61 68 64 54 58 56 56 68 56

Pts 100 81 77 75 70 63 54 49 47 44 44 44 42 41 40 37 36 33 33 31

United Soccer League Eastern W L T Cincinnati 5 2 2 Charleston 5 2 2 Louisville 5 2 1 Pittsburgh 4 0 4 Indy 4 2 2 New York 3 1 5 Tampa Bay 4 5 0 Nashville 3 2 3 Charlotte 3 3 2 Richmond 3 4 1 2 3 4 Penn North Carolina 2 3 2 2 4 2 Bethlehem Ottawa 2 4 2 Atlanta 1 4 3 0 6 2 Toronto Western W L T 7 1 1 Salt Lake City Phoenix 6 1 3 5 2 3 Sacramento Orange County 5 3 2 Portland 5 3 2 4 2 3 Kansas City Colo. Springs 4 5 2 3 2 5 St. Louis San Antonio 3 2 4 Reno 3 3 4 2 3 6 Fresno Las Vegas 2 2 4 1 3 5 Rio Grande Valley Seattle 2 6 1 Los Angeles 1 5 3 Tulsa 0 4 5 Okla. City 1 8 0 Wednesday New York at Bethlehem, 4 p.m. Toronto at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Friday Los Angeles at Portland, 1 p.m. Sunday Nashville 2, Louisville 0

PTS 17 17 16 16 14 14 12 12 11 10 10 8 8 8 6 2 PTS 22 21 18 17 17 15 14 14 13 13 12 10 8 7 6 5 3

GD 4 4 4 7 2 7 0 2 2 -4 -1 1 -1 -9 -6 -10 GD 9 12 2 9 4 1 3 -1 0 -2 -1 -1 -1 -6 -5 -11 -14

Cup series schedule Feb. 11 • x-Advance Auto Parts Clash (Brad Keselowski) Feb. 15 • x-Can-Am Duel 1 (Ryan Blaney) Feb. 15 • x-Can-Am Duel 2 (Chase Elliott) Feb. 18 • Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon) Feb. 25 • QuikTrip 500 (Kevin Harvick) March 4 • Penzoil 400 (Kevin Harvick) March 11 • TicketGuardian 500 (Kevin Harvick) March 18 • Auto Club 400 (Martin Truex Jr.) March 26 • STP 500 (Clint Bowyer) April 8 • O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (Kyle Busch) April 15 • Food City 500 (Kyle Busch) April 21 • Toyota Owners 400 (Kyle Busch) April 29 • GEICO 500 (Joey Logano) May 6 • AAA 400 (Kevin Harvick) May 12 • KC Masterpiece 400 (Kevin Harvick) Saturday • x-All-Star Open, Concord, N.C. May 27 • Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. June 3 • Pocono 400, Lond Pond, Pa. June 10 • FireKeepers Casino 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 24 • Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. July 1 • Overton’s 400, Joliet, Ill. July 7 • Coke Zero 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 14 • Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky. July 22 • New Hampshire 301, Loudon July 29 • Gander Outdoors 400, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 5 • GoBowling at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 12 • TBA, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 18 • Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sept. 2 • Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. Sept. 9 • Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Sept. 16 • South Point 400, Las Vegas Sept. 22 • Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond, Va. Sept. 30 • Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 7 • TBA, Dover, Del. Oct. 14 • 1000Bulbs.com 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 21 • Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City Oct. 28 • First Data 500, Martinsville, Va. Nov. 4 • AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth Nov. 11 • Can-Am 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 18 • Ford 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points race

NASCAR Xfinity leaders 1. Elliott Sadler...........................................401 2. Justin Allgaier........................................368 3. Tyler Reddick .........................................363 4. Christopher Bell ....................................349 5. Daniel Hemric........................................343 6. Cole Custer............................................. 323 7. Brandon Jones ...................................... 304 8. Ryan Truex.............................................285 9. Spencer Gallagher................................. 277 10. Matt Tifft ..............................................270 11. Ryan Reed............................................. 252 12. Austin Cindric....................................... 219 13. Ross Chastain.......................................208 14. Michael Annett..................................... 196 15. Ryan Sieg..............................................184 16. John Hunter Nemechek........................174 17. Alex Labbe ............................................166 18. Jeremy Clements ................................. 158 19. Kaz Grala .............................................. 156 20. Garrett Smithley.................................. 156

Formula One leaders 1. Lewis Hamilton ........................................95 2. Sebastian Vettel.......................................78 3. Valtteri Bottas..........................................58 4. Kimi Raikkonen .......................................48 5. Daniel Ricciardo.......................................47 6. Max Verstappen ...................................... 33 7. Fernando Alonso...................................... 32 8. Nico Hulkenberg...................................... 22 9. Kevin Magnussen..................................... 19 10. Carlos Sainz ........................................... 19 11. Sergio Perez ............................................17 12. Pierre Gasly.............................................12 13. Charles Leclerc.........................................9 14. Stoffel Vandoorne ...................................8 15. Lance Stroll ..............................................4 16. Marcus Ericsson....................................... 2 17. Esteban Ocon.............................................1 18. Brendon Hartley .......................................1

IndyCar leaders 1. Josef Newgarden ................................... 178 2. Alexander Rossi......................................176 3. Sebastien Bourdais ................................152 4. Scott Dixon ............................................ 147 5. James Hinchcliffe ..................................144 6. Graham Rahal........................................ 142 7. Will Power ...............................................135 8. Robert Wickens ......................................133 9. Ryan Hunter-Reay ..................................125 10. Marco Andretti..................................... 105 11. Tony Kanaan...........................................95 12. Simon Pagenaud....................................90 13. Takuma Sato ..........................................90 14. Ed Jones .................................................87 15. Zach Veach .............................................84 16. Spencer Pigot......................................... 76 17. Gabby Chaves .........................................68 18. Charlie Kimball ......................................60 19. Matheus Leist.........................................60 20. Max Chilton............................................58

NHRA leaders Top Fuel 1, Steve Torrence, 581. 2, Tony Schumacher, 461. 3, Doug Kalitta, 458. 4, Clay Millican, 448. 5, Leah Pritchett, 435. 6, Antron Brown, 390. 7, Brittany Force, 375. 8, Terry McMillen, 336. 9, Richie Crampton, 280. 10, Mike Salinas, 275. Funny Car 1, Courtney Force, 546. 2, Jack Beckman, 538. 3, Matt Hagan, 487. 4, Tommy Johnson Jr., 436. 5, J.R. Todd, 428. 6, Robert Hight, 421. 7, Ron Capps, 404. 8, Cruz Pedregon, 357. 9, Shawn Langdon, 301. 10, Tim Wilkerson, 293. Pro Stock 1, Vincent Nobile, 534. 2, Bo Butner, 486. 3, Greg Anderson, 463. 4, Chris McGaha, 460. 5, Drew Skillman, 444. 6, Tanner Gray, 439. 7, Erica Enders, 438. 8, Deric Kramer, 414. 9, Jason Line, 368. 10, Alex Laughlin, 349. Pro Stock Motorcycle 1, Eddie Krawiec, 286. 2, Andrew Hines, 261. 3, Scotty Pollacheck, 246. 4, Jerry Savoie, 203. 5, Angelle Sampey, 177. 6, Hector Arana, 159. 7, LE Tonglet, 154. 8, Hector Arana Jr., 153. 9, Cory Reed, 142. 10, Steve Johnson, 121.

HOLES-IN-ONE Meadowbrook • Ken Katzif, hole No. 13, 190 yards, 5-wood, May 13 Santa Rosa • Stephen Vetter, hole No. 2, 157 yards, 7-iron Dardenne • Charlie Bramstedt, hole No. 17, 7-iron, May 14 Forest Park • Andy Shaffer, hole No. 9 (Hawthorn) 134 yards, 7-iron, May 14 Florissant • Sharon Poggemoller, hole No. 15, 82 yards, 8-iron Wolf Hollow • Doug Bates, hole No. 5, 147 yards, 8-iron, May 13


SPORTS

05.15.2018 • Tuesday • M 2

sT. LOuIs POsT-dIsPaTCH • B7

NBA NOTEBOOK

NBA PLAYOFFS

Thompson may start

Warriors defuse the Rockets

The Cleveland Cavaliers were blown out Sunday by Boston in the opener of the Eastern Conference finals, and a lineup change might be coming for Game 2. Coach Tyronn Lue acknowledged that he was at the least considering inserting Tristan Thompson into the lineup Tuesday after Boston’s Al Horford had his way in Game 1, scoring 20 points, on eight-of-10 shooting, in a 108-83 victory. “It’s definitely something we have to weigh,” Lue said. Lue said numbers showed that in the last three years, out of all the players who have guarded Horford over at least 30 possessions, Thompson is No. 1 in the league defending him. Change would mean going away from the three-guard lineup of JR Smith, George Hill and Kyle Korver, along with forwards LeBron James and Kevin Love. Draft lottery on tap • The NBA draft lottery is to be conducted Tuesday night in Chicago, when pingpong balls will be drawn to decide which team gets the order at the top of the selections next month. Phoenix has a 25 percent chance of winning the top pick, followed by Memphis (19.9 percent), Dallas (13.8 percent) and Atlanta (13.7 percent). The rest of the candidates for No. 1 are Orlando (8.8 percent), Chicago (5.3), Sacramento (5.3), Cleveland (2.8), New York (1.7), Philadelphia (1.1), Charlotte (0.8), Detroit (0.7), the Los Angeles Clippers (0.6) and Denver (0.5). Starting next year, with the NBA hoping that teams have less incentive to strive for the worst record and therefore the best chance of winning the lottery, the odds will be changing. The three teams with the worst regular-season record will have a 14 percent chance of winning the No. 1 pick, the fourth-worst team will have a 12.5 percent chance and the fifth-worst 10.5 percent. Associated Press

Golden State dominates in second half, wins opener of West finals ASSOCIATED PRESS

HOUSTON • Kevin Durant contin-

ues to deliver in the postseason for the Golden State Warriors. He scored 37 points on Monday night to lead the Warriors to a 119-106 victory in the long-awaited showdown with the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. But if it were up to him, he would have done even more. Durant wasn’t happy with coach Steve Kerr when he took him out in late in the third quarter and loudly asked his coach why he was putting him on the bench. Durant, who played just more than 40 minutes, was asked if he’d prefer to play the entire 48 minutes. “Probably so,” Durant said. Kerr acknowledged that he should have left him in at that point and raved about his performance after his fourth 30-point game this postseason. “This is why anybody would want him on their team ... I don’t know what you do to guard him,” Kerr said. “He can get any shot he wants.” Starting a playoff series on the road for the first time since 2014, the Warriors trailed by as many as nine points early, but had evened it up by halftime and used a big run at the beginning of the fourth quarter to pull away as they outscored the Rockets by 13 points in the second half. “We’re in the Western Conference finals they are going to come out with a lot of energy,” Durant said. “We’re going to take that first punch and keep punching.” Game 2 is Wednesday night in Houston. Eric Gordon opened the final period with a 3-pointer to get the top-seeded Rockets within four points, but Thompson scored the first eight points of a 13-4 run to make it 100-87 with about eight minutes left. Houston used a 9-3 spurt, in which James Harden scored five, to cut the lead to 103-96 with less than five minutes to go. But Thompson struck again, hitting a wide open 3 to leave the Warriors ahead by 10 with four minutes left. Harden scored 41 to lead the

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BASEBALL Odds Underdog Favorite American League -$185 A’s RED SOX TIGERS Indians -$128 -$125 Rays ROYALS Astros -$180 ANGELS Rangers MARINERS -$140 National League -$118 PADRES Rockies -$170 Dodgers MARLINS -$118 BRAVES Cubs D’BACKS -$155 Brewers -$122 Reds GIANTS Interleague -$118 ORIOLES Phillies -$115 NATIONALS Yankees -$150 White Sox PIRATES METS -$180 Blue Jays -$118 Cards TWINS NBA Points Underdog Favorite Eastern Conference Final PK CELTICS Cavaliers NHL Odds Underdog Favorite Eastern Conference Final -$120/even Lightning CAPITALS SOCCER UEFA Europa League Final Wednesday | Decines-Charpieu, France Atletico Madrid -$135 Marseille +$420 Draw: +$260 | Over/under: 2.5 goals UEFA Champions League Final May 26 | Kiev, Ukraine +$125 Real Madrid Liverpool +$210 Draw: +$260 | Over/under: 3.0 goals Home team in CAPS © 2018 Benjamin Eckstein

BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Activated RHP Steven Wright. Placed RHP Hector Velazquez on the 10-day DL. Sent RHP Tyler Thornburg and 2B Dustin Pedroia on a rehab assignments to Pawtucket Red Sox. DETROIT TIGERS — Placed 3B Jeimer Candelario on the 10-day DL, retroactive to May 13. Recalled INF r Dawel Lugo from Toledo (IL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Recalled INF-OF Hunter Dozier from Omaha (PCL). Placed 1B Lucas Duda on the 10-day DL. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Sent RHP Blake Wood on a rehab assignment to Inland (Cal). Placed RHP Keynan Middleton on 10-day DL. Recalled Felix Pena from Salt Lake (PCL). NEW YORK YANKEES — Reinstated INF/ OF Brandon Drury from the 10-day DL and optioned him to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Transferred the rehab assignments for 1B Greg Bird and OF Billy McKinney to Trenton (EL). SEATTLE MARINERS — Selected INF Gordon Beckham from Tacoma (PCL). Placed INF Robinson Cano on the 10-day DL. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Recalled RHP Hunter Wood from Durham (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Optioned LF Anthony Alford to Buffalo (IL). National League CINCINNATI REDS — Sent RHPs Michael Lorenzen and Anthony DeSclafani on a rehab assignments to Pensacola (SL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Optioned C Kyle Farmer and CF Tim Locastro to Oklahoma City (PCL). Activated 3B Logan Forsythe from the 10-day DL. NEW YORK METS — Activated RF Jay Bruce from the paternity list. Optioned 1B Dominic Smith to Las Vegas (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Optioned RHP Jake Thompson to Lehigh Valley (IL). Sent RHP Victor Arano on a rehab assignment to Reading (EL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Sent 2B Josh Harrison on a rehab assignment to Altoona (EL). CARDINALS — Sent RHP Alex Reyes on a rehab assignment to Peoria (MWL). SAN DIEGO PADRES — Optioned INF Carlos Asuaje and RF Hunter Renfroe to El Paso (PCL). Selected the contract of OF Franmil Reyes from El Paso. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Placed INF Alen Hanson on the 10-day DL, retroactive to May 13. Recalled OF Austin Slater from Sacramento (PCL).

FAIRMOUNT PARK Tuesday’s entries POST: 1 p.m. First: 6F, F&M, $4,000 MCL, 3&UP pp horse jockey 1 Shiny Marquee Lopez 2 Name It After Me Molina 3 Queen’s Little Red Ulloa 4 Serena’s Halo Bailon 5 See Grace Fly By Diego 6 Featherstone Arrieta 7 Summer Seashell Santiago

odds 5-2 7-2 4-1 8-1 8-1 6-1 5-1

Second: 6F, $3,200 (B) CLM pp horse jockey 1 Shotenough to Pop Lopez 2 Name Dropper Giles 3 Trouncer Molina 4 Seba’s Dancer Bush 5 Sgt. Green Diego 6 Flaunt Bailon 7 Edging Santiago

odds 8-1 5-2 15-1 5-1 8-1 6-1 9-5

Third: 6F, F&M, IL. Bred MSW, 3&UP pp horse jockey 1 Bit Money Lopez 2 Shrimp Diego 3 Lion Love Arrieta 4 Margarita Attack Giles 5 Allie’s Aflirt Ulloa 6 Lil Bit Tipsey Molina 7 Royal’s Fox Santiago

odds 5-2 4-1 6-1 15-1 20-1 2-1 5-1

Fourth: 6F, F&M, $3,200 (B) CLM pp horse jockey 1 Devil Alert Giles 2 Flyer’s Fantasy Bush 3 Royal Renaissance Arrieta 4 Lake Snow Lopez 5 Shaker Maker Santiago 6 Ciara for Three Molina 7 Daddy’s Wildflower Ulloa

odds 20-1 20-1 6-1 7-5 9-5 12-1 5-1

Fifth: 6F, F&M, IL. Bred $4,000 NW3L CLM pp horse jockey odds 1 Molager Santiago 5-2 2 Ruby Lees Song Molina 6-1 3 Brown Shoes Diego 4-1 4 Rachelswildflower Bush 20-1 5 Didaraj Hernandez 20-1 6 Betty’s Bullet Lopez 5-1 7 Crooked Lady Ulloa 30-1 8 Summie Baby Giles 2-1 Sixth: 5½ F, IL. Bred Allowance pp horse jockey 1 Morninglover Rambo Bailon 2 Cat’s Runaway Santiago 3 Mias Moonbeam Diego 4 Peacock Man Ulloa 5 Mr. Luv Maker Giles 6 Thisduckcanfly Lopez

odds 30-1 6-1 4-1 3-1 5-2 2-1

Seventh: 6F, $3,200 NWY CLM pp horse jockey 1 Chief Mango Lopez 2 Awesome Asher Giles 3 Buddy Bud Bush 4 The Pegasus Book Retana 5 Smart Alex’s Posse Santiago 6 Beauzippity Arrieta 7 Grahm From Above Diago 8 Beefy Bailon 9 Nobiz Like Sue Biz Molina

odds 30-1 9-2 8-1 5-1 7-2 15-1 15-1 8-1 2-1

FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed DT Siupeli Anau, WR C.J. Duncan, LB Airius Moore and OL Greg Pyke. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed WR Matt Fleming, DB John Franklin III, OL Jeremi Hall, DB Tyrin Holloway and OL Matt McCants. Released OL Travis Averill, LB Howard Jones, OL Cameron Lee and LB Nyles Morgan. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed QB Brogan Roback, DB Tigie Sankoh and LB Genard Avery. DETROIT LIONS — Signed WR Deontez Alexander, TE Marcus Lucas and CB Josh Okonye. Waived WR Kyle Lewis. Waived-injured TE Brandon Barnes. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS — Signed WR Justice Liggins and DE Patrick Afriyie. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed P Corey Bojorquez. Released WR Darren Andrews. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Signed DT Jay Bromley, LB KeShun Freeman, OL Michael Ola and FB Ryan Yurachek. Waived LB Adam Bighill, OL Daronte Bouldin, and DBs Rickey Jefferson and Bradley Sylve. NEW YORK GIANTS — Waived CB Brandon Dixon, OT Adam Bisnowaty, LB Derrick Mathews, CB C.J. Goodwin, TE Stephen Baggett and CB Bryon Fields. Signed G Chris Scott, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, G Malcolm Bunche, WR Alonzo Russell, DB Mike Jones and RB Robert Martin. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed P Johnny Townsend, S Dallin Leavitt and LS Drew Scott. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed S Marcell Harris to a four-year contract. TENNESSEE TITANS — Agreed to terms with TE Anthony Firsker, DB Joseph Este, LB Robert Spillane, LB Tobenna Okeke and DE Connor Flagel. Waived QB Tyler Ferguson, CB Elijaah Goins, CB Ryan McKinley and RB Larry Rose. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed LB Vontae Diggs, C Casey Dunn and WR Darvin Kidsy. Waived WR Mikah Holer and C Sean Welsh. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Fined Washington D Michal Kempny $2,419.35 for cross-checking Tampa Bay F Cedric Paquette during a May 13 game at Tampa. COLLEGE NCAA — Named Dean Blandino football’s director of instant replay and Anthony Holman managing director for championships operations and playing rules. DAVIS & ELKINS — Named Evan Merrill men’s lacrosse coach. FLORIDA GULF COAST — Named Justin Farr men’s assistant basketball coach. NYU — Announced the resignation of women’s basketball coach Lauren Hall-Gregory. PENN STATE — Announced men’s basketball guard Kyle McCloskey has transferred from Villanova. SOUTH CAROLINA — Announced women’s graduate basketball G Nelly Perry has transferred from Clemson. VANDERBILT — Named Shereka Wright women’s associate head basketball coach.

PLAYOFF SCHEDULE * if necessary

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS BOSTON 1, CLEVELAND 0 TV • ESPN Celtics 108, Cavs 83 Game 1 Tuesday 7:30 at Boston Saturday 7:30 at Cleveland Monday 7:30 at Cleveland May 23 7:30 at Boston* May 25 7:30 at Cleveland* May 27 7:30 at Boston* WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS GOLDEN STATE 1, HOUSTON 0 TV • TNT Game 1 Warriors 119, Rockets 106 Wed. 8 at Houston Sunday 7 at Golden State May 22 8 at Golden State May 24 8 at Houston* May 26 8 at Golden State* May 28 8 at Houston*

BOX SCORE WARRIORS 119, ROCKETS 106

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The Warriors’ Kevin Durant (left) stops the Rockets’ James Harden, who is trying to score during the second half Monday night. Harden scored 41 points and Durant had 37 in a game that Golden State won 119-106.

it. Now we’ve got to go get it.” Steph Curry added 18 for the Warriors, who are in the conference finals for a franchise-record fourth straight time. It’s Houston’s first trip since 2015 when Golden State won the series in five games. “I think he’s going to get even better as the series goes on, which is good for us,” Kerr said of Curry. The Warriors, who are the second seed in the West, opened a playoff series away from Oracle Arena for the first time since 2014 when they lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 4-3 in the opening round.

Rockets, who lost at home for the second time this postseason. “You’re not going to come in and just knock them out,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said. “There were too many times where we had mental lapses. We didn’t switch properly, turned the ball over and missed too many layups. We need to do a better job of staying up mentally.” Now the Rockets are left to regroup after losing their leg up in the homecourt advantage they worked for all season. “It’s nice to have home court,” D’Antoni said. “(But) we don’t have

FG FT Reb GOLDEN ST. Min M-A M-A O-T APFPTS 40:16 14-27 6-6 0-3 1 2 37 Durant Iguodala 27:59 2-3 7-8 0-4 1 4 11 36:50 1-5 3-4 0-9 9 3 5 D.Green Curry 35:11 8-15 1-2 1-6 8 5 18 Thompson 42:16 9-18 4-4 1-4 2 2 28 24:46 1-1 0-0 1-4 1 0 2 Looney Young 15:13 3-5 0-0 0-1 0 0 9 Livingston 13:39 3-5 1-1 0-5 0 0 7 West 3:50 1-1 0-0 0-1 2 1 2 Totals 24042-8022-253-3724 17 119 Percentages: FG.525, FT.880. 3-point goals: 13-33, .394. Team rebounds: 3. Team turnovers: 9. Blocked shots: 4. Turnovers: 9. Steals: 9. Technical fouls: D.Green, 10:53 first. FG FT Reb HOUSTON Min M-A M-A O-T APFPTS Ariza 23:21 3-8 1-1 0-2 0 5 8 34:30 0-3 1-3 1-5 2 3 1 Tucker Capela 29:57 6-7 0-0 1-6 3 0 12 35:08 14-24 8-10 1-4 7 4 41 Harden Paul 38:11 8-17 5-7 2-11 3 4 23 Gordon 33:54 6-13 0-0 0-5 3 1 15 Mbah a Moute 17:28 0-6 0-0 1-4 0 0 0 G.Green 16:42 2-5 0-0 1-3 0 4 6 5:45 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 Nene Anderson 5:04 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 Totals 24039-8515-217-4218 23106 Percentages: FG.459, FT.714. 3-point goals: 13-37, .351. Team rebounds: 11. Team turnovers: 13. Blocked shots: 3. Turnovers: 13. Steals: 5. Technical fouls: None. Golden State 29 27 31 32 — 119 Houston 30 26 24 26 — 106 A: 18,055. T: 2:20. Officials: Bill Spooner, Tony Brothers, Tom Washington, Scott Foster

PLAYOFFS LEADERS Through Sunday Scoring James, CLE Davis, NOR Westbrook, OKC Harden, HOU Durant, GOL Wall, WAS Antetokounmpo, MIL McCollum, POR Middleton, MIL George, OKC Mitchell, UTA Holiday, NOR Aldridge, SAN Beal, WAS Oladipo, IND DeRozan, TOR Paul, HOU Embiid, PHL Thompson, GOL Tatum, BOS

G 12 9 6 10 10 6 7 4 7 6 11 9 5 6 7 10 10 8 10 13

FG 145 106 64 90 102 56 69 40 67 49 102 88 37 49 53 87 83 60 84 84

FT 87 53 33 72 57 40 38 10 14 31 39 21 41 20 30 43 29 43 16 58

PTS 392 271 176 285 280 156 180 101 173 148 268 213 118 139 159 227 218 171 212 242

AVG 32.7 30.1 29.3 28.5 28.0 26.0 25.7 25.2 24.7 24.7 24.4 23.7 23.6 23.2 22.7 22.7 21.8 21.4 21.2 18.6

TENNIS

SOCCER

MOTOR SPORTS

WTA ranking

Major League Soccer

Leaders as of Sunday

Through Sunday Singles 1. Simona Halep ROM 7270 2. Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6845 3. Garbine Muguruza ESP 6175 4. Elina Svitolina UKR 5505 5. Karolina Pliskova CZR 5425 6. Jelena Ostapenko LAT 5282 7. Caroline Garcia FRA 5080 8. Petra Kvitova CZR 4550 USA 4286 9. Venus Williams USA 4059 10. Sloane Stephens GER 3090 11. Julia Goerges 12. Angelique Kerber GER 2905 13. Daria Kasatkina RU 2775 14. Madison Keys USA 2722 15. Kiki Bertens NET 2570 16. CoCo Vandeweghe USA 2533 17. Elise Mertens BGM 2525 18. Ashleigh Barty AUS 2328 19. Magdalena RybarikovaSLK 2225 20. Anastasija Sevastova LAT 2180 21. Naomi Osaka JAP 2091 22. Johanna Konta GBR 2050 23. Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 1935 AUS 1925 24. Daria Gavrilova CZR 1660 25. Barbora Strycova

EASTERN W L T Pts GF GA Atlanta United FC 8 2 1 25 25 13 Columbus 6 3 3 21 17 10 New York City FC 6 2 3 21 21 16 Orlando City 6 3 1 19 20 16 6 3 0 18 23 11 New York New England 5 3 2 17 18 14 Chicago 3 5 2 11 13 17 3 5 2 11 8 14 Philadelphia Montreal 3 8 0 9 14 26 Toronto FC 2 6 1 7 12 18 1 5 2 5 10 16 D.C. United WESTERN W L T Pts GF GA Sporting K.C. 7 2 2 23 23 12 6 2 2 20 22 16 Los Angeles FC FC Dallas 4 1 4 16 14 9 Portland 4 3 2 14 14 14 Vancouver 4 5 2 14 12 20 Real Salt Lake 4 5 1 13 13 21 Minnesota United 4 7 0 12 13 21 3 3 3 12 20 15 Houston LA Galaxy 3 6 1 10 14 19 2 5 2 8 15 17 San Jose Colorado 2 5 2 8 11 13 Seattle 2 5 2 8 7 11 NOTE: Three points for win, one point for tie. Sunday Portland 1, Seattle 0 Atlanta United FC 2, Orlando City 1 New York City FC 2, Los Angeles FC 2, tie Wednesday San Jose at Vancouver, 9:30 p.m. Friday Orlando City at Toronto FC, 7 p.m. Saturday Colorado at New York City FC, Noon Los Angeles FC at Portland, 2 p.m. Vancouver at FC Dallas, 3 p.m. Columbus at New England, 6:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. D.C. United at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

NASCAR Cup series leaders

NASCAR Trucks leaders

1. Kyle Busch..............................................503 2. Joey Logano...........................................491 3. Kevin Harvick........................................ 484 4. Brad Keselowski....................................396 5. Kurt Busch .............................................393 6. Clint Bowyer ..........................................386 7. Denny Hamlin.........................................380 8. Martin Truex Jr. ..................................... 376 9. Ryan Blaney...........................................365 10. Kyle Larson ..........................................356 11. Aric Almirola.........................................342 12. Jimmie Johnson ...................................286 13. Erik Jones .............................................285 14. Alex Bowman........................................271 15. Chase Elliott .........................................266 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr...............................265 17. Austin Dillon ......................................... 241 18. Paul Menard.........................................240 19. William Byron.......................................229 20. Ryan Newman ..................................... 225

1. Johnny Sauter ........................................ 275 2. Noah Gragson ........................................240 3. Grant Enfinger ....................................... 214 4. Brett Moffitt............................................213 5. Ben Rhodes.............................................213 6. Matt Crafton ..........................................205 7. Stewart Friesen...................................... 178 8. Justin Haley ............................................173 9. Dalton Sargeant..................................... 168 10. Myatt Snider .........................................167 11. Cody Coughlin....................................... 149 12. Austin Hill..............................................131 13. Justin Fontaine..................................... 120 14. Austin Wayne Self.................................116 15. Wendell Chavous................................... 111 16. Jordan Anderson ................................. 107 17. Joe Nemechek ......................................104 18. Spencer Davis ........................................94 19. Jesse Little..............................................78 20. Robby Lyons ..........................................78

ATP ranking Through Sunday Singles 1. Roger Federer SWI 8670 2. Rafael Nadal ESP 7950 3. Alexander Zverev GER 6015 4. Grigor Dimitrov BUL 4870 5. Marin Cilic CRO 4770 6. Juan Martin del Potro ARG 4540 7. Kevin Anderson SAF 3660 8. Dominic Thiem AST 3545 9. John Isner USA 3305 10. David Goffin BGM 2930 11. Pablo Carreno Busta ESP 2280 12. Sam Querrey USA 2220 13. Roberto Bautista-Agut ESP 2210 14. Jack Sock USA 2155 15. Diego Schwartzman ARG 2130 16. Lucas Pouille FRA 1995 17. Tomas Berdych CZR 1980 18. Novak Djokovic SRB 1905 19. Kyle Edmund GBR 1905 20. Chung Hyeon SKO 1807 21. Fabio Fognini Italy 1805 22. Milos Raonic CAN 1705 23. Stan Wawrinka SWI 1685 24. Kei Nishikori JAP 1665 25. Nick Kyrgios AUS 1630

CYCLING Tour of California Monday | Santa Barbara, Calif. Stage 2 • (A 97.5-mile leg from Ventura, Calif.) 1. Egan Bernal, Team Sky, 4 hours, 14 minutes. 2. Rafal Majka, Bora-Hansgrohe, 21 seconds behind. 3. Adam Yates, MitcheltonScott, 25 behind. 4. Antwan Tolhoek, LottoNL-Jumbo, 30. 5. Daniel Martinez, EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale, same time. 6. Kristijan Durasek, UAE Team Emirates, same time. 7. Mathias Frank, AG2R La Mondiale, 40. 8. Tejay van Garderen, BMC Racing, 50. 9. Edward Ravasi, UAE Team Emirates, 59 behind. 10. Ruben Guerreiro, Trek-Segafredo, 1 minute, 1 second behind. OVERALL STANDINGS 1. Egan Bernal, Team Sky, 7 hours, 16 minutes, 13 seconds. 2. Rafal Majka, Bora-Hansgrohe, 25 seconds behind. 3. Adam Yates, MitcheltonScott, 31 behind. 4. Antwan Tolhoek, LottoNL-Jumbo, 40. 5. Kristijan Durasek, UAE Team Emirates, same time. 6. Daniel Martinez, EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale, same time. 7. Mathias Frank, AG2R La Mondiale, 50. 8. Tejay van Garderen, BMC Racing Team, 1 minute, behind. 9. Edward Ravasi, UAE Team Emirates, 1 minute, 9 seconds behind. 10. Ruben Guerreiro, Trek-Segafredo, 1:11.

English Premier League Final standings

GP W D ch-Man City 38 32 4 Man United 38 25 6 Tottenham 38 23 8 Liverpool 38 21 12 Chelsea 38 21 7 Arsenal 38 19 6 Burnley 38 14 12 Everton 38 13 10 Leicester 38 12 11 Newcastle 38 12 8 Crystal Palace 38 11 11 Bournemouth 38 11 11 West Ham 38 10 12 Watford 38 11 8 Brighton 38 9 13 Huddersfield 38 9 10 r-Southampton 38 7 15 r-Swansea 38 8 9 r-Stoke 38 7 12 r-West Brom 38 6 13 ch-Championship Winner r-relegated

L 2 7 7 5 10 13 12 15 15 18 16 16 16 19 16 19 16 21 19 19

GF 106 68 74 84 62 74 36 44 56 39 45 45 48 44 34 28 37 28 35 31

GA 27 28 36 38 38 51 39 58 60 47 55 61 68 64 54 58 56 56 68 56

Pts 100 81 77 75 70 63 54 49 47 44 44 44 42 41 40 37 36 33 33 31

United Soccer League Eastern W L T Cincinnati 5 2 2 Charleston 5 2 2 Louisville 5 2 1 Pittsburgh 4 0 4 Indy 4 2 2 New York 3 1 5 Tampa Bay 4 5 0 Nashville 3 2 3 Charlotte 3 3 2 Richmond 3 4 1 2 3 4 Penn North Carolina 2 3 2 2 4 2 Bethlehem Ottawa 2 4 2 Atlanta 1 4 3 0 6 2 Toronto Western W L T 7 1 1 Salt Lake City Phoenix 6 1 3 5 2 3 Sacramento Orange County 5 3 2 Portland 5 3 2 4 2 3 Kansas City Colo. Springs 4 5 2 3 2 5 St. Louis San Antonio 3 2 4 Reno 3 3 4 2 3 6 Fresno Las Vegas 2 2 4 1 3 5 Rio Grande Valley Seattle 2 6 1 Los Angeles 1 5 3 Tulsa 0 4 5 Okla. City 1 8 0 Wednesday New York at Bethlehem, 4 p.m. Toronto at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Friday Los Angeles at Portland, 1 p.m. Sunday Nashville 2, Louisville 0

PTS 17 17 16 16 14 14 12 12 11 10 10 8 8 8 6 2 PTS 22 21 18 17 17 15 14 14 13 13 12 10 8 7 6 5 3

GD 4 4 4 7 2 7 0 2 2 -4 -1 1 -1 -9 -6 -10 GD 9 12 2 9 4 1 3 -1 0 -2 -1 -1 -1 -6 -5 -11 -14

Cup series schedule Feb. 11 • x-Advance Auto Parts Clash (Brad Keselowski) Feb. 15 • x-Can-Am Duel 1 (Ryan Blaney) Feb. 15 • x-Can-Am Duel 2 (Chase Elliott) Feb. 18 • Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon) Feb. 25 • QuikTrip 500 (Kevin Harvick) March 4 • Penzoil 400 (Kevin Harvick) March 11 • TicketGuardian 500 (Kevin Harvick) March 18 • Auto Club 400 (Martin Truex Jr.) March 26 • STP 500 (Clint Bowyer) April 8 • O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (Kyle Busch) April 15 • Food City 500 (Kyle Busch) April 21 • Toyota Owners 400 (Kyle Busch) April 29 • GEICO 500 (Joey Logano) May 6 • AAA 400 (Kevin Harvick) May 12 • KC Masterpiece 400 (Kevin Harvick) Saturday • x-All-Star Open, Concord, N.C. May 27 • Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. June 3 • Pocono 400, Lond Pond, Pa. June 10 • FireKeepers Casino 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 24 • Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. July 1 • Overton’s 400, Joliet, Ill. July 7 • Coke Zero 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 14 • Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky. July 22 • New Hampshire 301, Loudon July 29 • Gander Outdoors 400, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 5 • GoBowling at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 12 • TBA, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 18 • Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sept. 2 • Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. Sept. 9 • Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Sept. 16 • South Point 400, Las Vegas Sept. 22 • Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond, Va. Sept. 30 • Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 7 • TBA, Dover, Del. Oct. 14 • 1000Bulbs.com 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 21 • Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City Oct. 28 • First Data 500, Martinsville, Va. Nov. 4 • AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth Nov. 11 • Can-Am 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 18 • Ford 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points race

NASCAR Xfinity leaders 1. Elliott Sadler...........................................401 2. Justin Allgaier........................................368 3. Tyler Reddick .........................................363 4. Christopher Bell ....................................349 5. Daniel Hemric........................................343 6. Cole Custer............................................. 323 7. Brandon Jones ...................................... 304 8. Ryan Truex.............................................285 9. Spencer Gallagher................................. 277 10. Matt Tifft ..............................................270 11. Ryan Reed............................................. 252 12. Austin Cindric....................................... 219 13. Ross Chastain.......................................208 14. Michael Annett..................................... 196 15. Ryan Sieg..............................................184 16. John Hunter Nemechek........................174 17. Alex Labbe ............................................166 18. Jeremy Clements ................................. 158 19. Kaz Grala .............................................. 156 20. Garrett Smithley.................................. 156

Formula One leaders 1. Lewis Hamilton ........................................95 2. Sebastian Vettel.......................................78 3. Valtteri Bottas..........................................58 4. Kimi Raikkonen .......................................48 5. Daniel Ricciardo.......................................47 6. Max Verstappen ...................................... 33 7. Fernando Alonso...................................... 32 8. Nico Hulkenberg...................................... 22 9. Kevin Magnussen..................................... 19 10. Carlos Sainz ........................................... 19 11. Sergio Perez ............................................17 12. Pierre Gasly.............................................12 13. Charles Leclerc.........................................9 14. Stoffel Vandoorne ...................................8 15. Lance Stroll ..............................................4 16. Marcus Ericsson....................................... 2 17. Esteban Ocon.............................................1 18. Brendon Hartley .......................................1

IndyCar leaders 1. Josef Newgarden ................................... 178 2. Alexander Rossi......................................176 3. Sebastien Bourdais ................................152 4. Scott Dixon ............................................ 147 5. James Hinchcliffe ..................................144 6. Graham Rahal........................................ 142 7. Will Power ...............................................135 8. Robert Wickens ......................................133 9. Ryan Hunter-Reay ..................................125 10. Marco Andretti..................................... 105 11. Tony Kanaan...........................................95 12. Simon Pagenaud....................................90 13. Takuma Sato ..........................................90 14. Ed Jones .................................................87 15. Zach Veach .............................................84 16. Spencer Pigot......................................... 76 17. Gabby Chaves .........................................68 18. Charlie Kimball ......................................60 19. Matheus Leist.........................................60 20. Max Chilton............................................58

NHRA leaders Top Fuel 1, Steve Torrence, 581. 2, Tony Schumacher, 461. 3, Doug Kalitta, 458. 4, Clay Millican, 448. 5, Leah Pritchett, 435. 6, Antron Brown, 390. 7, Brittany Force, 375. 8, Terry McMillen, 336. 9, Richie Crampton, 280. 10, Mike Salinas, 275. Funny Car 1, Courtney Force, 546. 2, Jack Beckman, 538. 3, Matt Hagan, 487. 4, Tommy Johnson Jr., 436. 5, J.R. Todd, 428. 6, Robert Hight, 421. 7, Ron Capps, 404. 8, Cruz Pedregon, 357. 9, Shawn Langdon, 301. 10, Tim Wilkerson, 293. Pro Stock 1, Vincent Nobile, 534. 2, Bo Butner, 486. 3, Greg Anderson, 463. 4, Chris McGaha, 460. 5, Drew Skillman, 444. 6, Tanner Gray, 439. 7, Erica Enders, 438. 8, Deric Kramer, 414. 9, Jason Line, 368. 10, Alex Laughlin, 349. Pro Stock Motorcycle 1, Eddie Krawiec, 286. 2, Andrew Hines, 261. 3, Scotty Pollacheck, 246. 4, Jerry Savoie, 203. 5, Angelle Sampey, 177. 6, Hector Arana, 159. 7, LE Tonglet, 154. 8, Hector Arana Jr., 153. 9, Cory Reed, 142. 10, Steve Johnson, 121.

HOLES-IN-ONE Meadowbrook • Ken Katzif, hole No. 13, 190 yards, 5-wood, May 13 Santa Rosa • Stephen Vetter, hole No. 2, 157 yards, 7-iron Dardenne • Charlie Bramstedt, hole No. 17, 7-iron, May 14 Forest Park • Andy Shaffer, hole No. 9 (Hawthorn) 134 yards, 7-iron, May 14 Florissant • Sharon Poggemoller, hole No. 15, 82 yards, 8-iron Wolf Hollow • Doug Bates, hole No. 5, 147 yards, 8-iron, May 13


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CLASS 5 DISTRICT 6 BASEBALL SEMIFINAL • HAZELWOOD WEST 3, HAZELWOOD CENTRAL 2

PRESSURE DELIVERY

Kempfer comes up big in clutch to help Wildcats hold off Hawks to reach title tilt BY PAUL HALFACRE | STLhighschoolsports.com

HAZELWOOD • He didn’t hide his emo-

tions. Hazelwood West senior right-handed reliever Jacob Kempfer was cool and calm with the game on the line Monday afternoon. “I was a little bit nervous, but I had confidence (to get it done),” Kempfer said. Kempfer, with runners on second and third, shut the door to help West to a 3-2 win over Hazelwood Central in a Class 5 District 6 semifinal game at West. Hazelwood West (14-12) will play McCluer North (16-9) in the championship game at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at Hazelwood West High. “That’s been one of our goals (since) the beginning of the year,” West coach Scott Borcherding said. “We’re going to do our best to keep moving on.” The Wildcats will be searching for their sixth district title in the last seven years. Kempfer used a razor-like focus to wriggle out of the sticky situation. “I just wanted to get that last out,” Kempfer said. Kempfer gave up a two-run single to Hazelwood Central senior Devin Matteonit that pulled the Hawks to within 3-2. It also put the go-ahead run in scoring position. Senior starter AJ Steward tossed 6 2-3

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Hazelwood West teammates Jacob Kempfer and Anthony LIngle (15) celebrate Monday after a Class 5 District 6 semifinal baseball victory against Hazelwood Central.

strong innings and left with a 3-0 lead. He watched from first base as the Hawks threatened to take away his strong start.

But he wasn’t nervous in the least. “I trust Jake,” Seward said. Kempfer rewarded that confidence with

CLASS 5 DISTRICT 7 BASEBALL SEMIFINAL • FRANCIS HOWELL NORTH 6, FRANCIS HOWELL CENTRAL 3

MONDAY’S RESULTS BASEBALL

Dunham’s home run in sixth helps Knights earn comeback victory BY GREG UPTAIN STLhighschoolsports.com

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run at third base, Matt Dunham just wanted to put the bat on the ball and get the runner home. Dunham indeed put the bat on the ball, launching a two-run home run to almost dead center field in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a tie and lift Francis Howell North to a 6-3 win over Francis Howell Central in a Class 5 District 7 baseball game Monday afternoon at Fort Zumwalt East High School. “I was just trying to go up the middle,” said Dunham, a senior first baseman who will play at Jefferson College. “I was trying to do the job because we had a guy on third and we had a chance to take the lead right there, so I wasn’t trying to do too much.” Top-seeded Howell North (17-14) advanced to the district championship game at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Zumwalt East against either Fort Zumwalt North or Fort Zumwalt South. Zumwalt North led 13-4 in the top of the fourth inning when that semifinal was suspended by inclement weather. It is scheduled to resume at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday to determine the other district finalist. “As long as we’ve got breath and outs and they continue to believe and battle, we’ve got as good of an opportunity as anyone,” Knights coach Bobby Dunahue said. “I think they’re buying into that.” Fourth-seeded Howell Central (1115-1) led for more than half the game Monday. It was similar to the teams’ two regular-season meetings where one team led most of the way only to see the other come back and win at the end. “It’s kind of a similar game to our whole season. It happened a lot,” Spartans coach Ray Howard said. “We had more strikeouts than we had hits today. It’s hard to win when that happens.” It was a tale of two different days on the mound for Howell North’s top two pitchers. Ace right-hander Sam Grace started but clearly didn’t have his best stuff despite touching better than 90 miles per hour on several occasions. He lasted just 1 2/3 innings and was pulled after allowing a pair

a game-ending strikeout, stranding the Hawks’ eighth and ninth runners of the game. “We just couldn’t get the big hit,” Hazelwood Central coach Tracy Schmidt said. “We stranded a small village of guys and made some base running mistakes. I felt that when we did hit the ball really hard, we hit it right at them and that’s the game. You’ve got to give West credit for playing good defense.” Seward scattered four hits and struck out six. After giving up hits to the first two batters he faced, Seward settled in and effectively shut down an offense that had exploded for 23 runs in the first round. “He’s been our ace all year,” Seward said. “He’s been that bulldog on the mound. There was a reason why he got this game because it was a big one and he came through.” Hazelwood Central senior righty Nathan George had a no-hitter going into the fifth inning before senior right fielder Dylan Leonard broke it up with a two-run single. “He’s a great pitcher, but we knew we had to work the count a little more because he was flying through those first few innings pretty fast,” Borcherding said. “We just worked the count and took better at-bats, but it took us a while to get going. He pitched a really nice game too.” George pitched a complete game for the Hawks, giving up three runs on four hits.

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Francis Howell North shortstop Andrew Massarand steps on second for the force out of Francis Howell Central’s Bruce Bixler and throws to first for a double play in a Class 5 District 7 baseball semifinal Monday.

of runs on just one hit. His biggest downfall was a pair of walks and three hit batsmen. “Here’s the deal. He threw 44 pitches. He’s one under the limit, so he can come back Wednesday,” Dunahue said. “I talked to Coach (Mike) Freedline — he’s not my assistant coach, he’s my co-coach — and we decided our best shot to win this thing was to pull him now because he didn’t have it.” After closer Max Brauch made a brief appearance to close out the second inning, No. 2 hurler Jeffrey Cox got the call to move from the field to the mound. It was a surprise to the St. Louis Community College-Meramecbound senior righty. “Truthfully, at first, I wasn’t ready to pitch just because I was told that, if we won this game, I would pitch the championship game, so I was prepared for that. But, then I got the call and I was like, ‘I’ll make the most of it,’ ” Cox said. “It’s hot out here, it’s 90 degrees, and my arm felt good and never got tired. I knew I had a good defense behind me, so all I had to do was just throw strikes.” Cox (3-5) tossed five innings of superb relief to keep his team in the game long enough to win it. He allowed just one run in the seventh and

struck out eight batters. “He did a really good job,” Dunahue said. “You’ve got to remember he’s a position player. Our No. 2 guy has been shut down with tendinitis all year. He’s a middle infield guy, but he’s a competitor. He hasn’t blinked.” Howell Central grabbed a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first on an RBI single by Trevor Liggett and a run-scoring wild pitch. The Spartans, though, couldn’t get anything else going offensively. They left the bases loaded in the first, stranded two more runners in the third and wasted one-out doubles in both the fourth and fifth innings. “We didn’t add on when we were up 2-0, or even 2-1,” Howard said. “We had opportunities, but we couldn’t get that hit when we needed it.” Howell North scored single runs in the second on a Garrett Ray RBI double and the fifth on a wild pitch to tie it 2-2. Cox then drew a walk leading off the home half of the sixth and moved up two bases on a pair of wild pitches. After a groundout, Dunham stepped to the plate and smacked the first pitch he saw from Spartans reliever Jake Davey (2-5) over the fence in center for his third homer of the season and the Knights’ first lead at 4-2.

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7 4 3 3 0 0

Class 3 District 4 Tournament - Semifinal Carnahan 000 000 0 0 0 141 122 11 13 0 Hancock W-Isiah Wilson. . HR-H Isiah Wilson -

GIRLS SOCCER

Class 2 District 3 at DuBourg - Semifinal Affton 10, Lift For Life 0 (A: Sami Serra 3, Mikayla Sisk 3, Hannah Langford 2, Mallorie Scherer, Sara Dunivan ; shutout by Megan Davidson Class 2 District 4 at Normandy - Semifinal Rosati-Kain 10, Normandy 0 (R: Zoe Clark 2, Paige McNiff, Sophia Henson, Madelyn Ward, Bridget Kelly, Elle Ortinau, Miranda Pratt, Alaina Sanchez, Lucy Wheeland ; shutout by Jessica Farace, Madelyn Ward. Class 3 District 7 at Zumwalt South Semifinal FZ South 5, Pky. North 0 (F: Ava Tankersley 2, Kayley Miller, Maya Piotraschke, Emily Vandiver ; shutout by Mackenzie Gan, Leigha Riley.

Class 2 District 6 at John Burroughs Semifinal Orchard Farm 3, Whitfield 1 (O: Gracie Wueling 2, Allison Knobbe ;W: Miranda Hovis Class 2 District 7 at O’Fallon Christian - Semifinal O’F Christian 9, Winfield 1 (O: Chloe Hall 3, Eylesa Kellam 2, Abby King 2, Hailey Hickerson, Hannah Hickerson Class 4 District 7 at Kirkwood - Semifinal Nerinx Hall 3, Cor Jesu 0 (N: Kassidy Grant, Lindsey Heckel, Tierney Lanter ; shutout by Liz Kelly Class 2 District 5 at North Tech Semifinal MS-Berkeley 4, Jennings 1 (M: Troinetta Butler 2, Andjiana McAllister, Te’Auna Dorsey Class 3 District 9 at Union - Semifinal Union 9, Pacific 0 (U: Emily Gaebe 5, Hannah Olive, Georgie Bray, Hailey Cloud, Gianna Gore ; shutout by Lexi Garlock Class 3 District 2 at Hillsboro - Semifinal Windsor 6, De Soto 0 (W: Bailey Peters 4, Jordan Kolinski, Nikki Rice ; shutout by Piper Montgomery Class 3 District 4 at Parkway Central Semifinal Pky. West 4, Pky. Central 0 (PW: Kaleigh Kastberg, Caroline Briscoe, Bella Hatzigeorgiou, Leah Selm ; shutout by Erika Anstine Class 2 District 3 at DuBourg - Semifinal DuBourg 10, Vashon 0 (D: Madi Galczynski 3, Anastasia Brown 3, Allie Bettlach, Lexi Bracken, Molly Roeder, Kate Vollet ; shutout by Samantha Lohman

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Pky. North def. DuBourg 19-25, 25-19, 25-11 FZ North def. Bayless 25-11, 25-16 FH Central def. Northwest-CH 25-19, 25-22 St. Mary’s def. Summit 25-14, 25-20 O’F Christian def. Zumwalt East 25-23, 25-22 De Smet def. Lindbergh 25-23, 25-19 Kirkwood def. Pky. South 25-15, 25-13 Webster def. FZ South 25-14, 25-23 Lafayette def. FH Central 25-18, 25-13 Eureka def. Marquette 25-19, 25-22

GIRLS LACROSSE

2018 MSLA Tournament - Play-in Notre Dame 14, Haz. Central 1 N: Tia Marlinghaus 3, Maggie Collins 3, Caroline Karr 2, Kylie LoGrasso 2, Natalie Lewandowski 2, Maggie Sise, Elyse Uding

BOYS TENNIS

Triad 5, Granite City 0

SOFTBALL

Triad 101 012 1 Granite City 000 000 0 W-Liz Young. .

6 13 1 0 0 0

Freeburg 200 000 0 Civic Mem. 000 000 0 W-Miranda Schulte. .

2 5 0 0 0 0

Edwardsville 100 100 1 000 020 0 Highland W-Meghan Gorniak. .

3 7 0 2 0 0

Bellvl. East 240 46 Mt Vernon 001 00 W-Kristina Bettis. . HR-B Alexandra Boze -;

16 17 0 1 1 0

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0 0 0 10 12 0

TUESDAY’S SCHEDULE BASEBALL

Troy (19-10) vs. Holt (24-4), at Timberland, 4 p.m. Bayless (8-16) vs. DuBourg (7-12), at Bayless, 4 p.m. Winfield (17-8) vs. Warrenton (17-8), at Winfield, 4 p.m. Fort Zumwalt South (17-10) vs. Fort Zumwalt North (16-10), at Zumwalt East, 4:14 p.m. Highland (20-9) at Effingham (1-0), 4:15 p.m. Belleville West (9-19) at Alton (16-15), 4:30 p.m. Collinsville (15-15) at Granite City (11-20), 4:30 p.m. O’Fallon (27-2-1) vs. Edwardsville (22-9), at Tom Pile Fiel, 4:30 p.m. Lafayette (14-9) at Eureka (20-3), 4:30 p.m. Parkway South (13-16) at Marquette (13-15), 4:30 p.m. CBC (17-13-1) at De Smet (18-7), 4:30 p.m. Whitfield (7-10) at Valley Park (19-8), 4:30 p.m. Borgia (18-9) vs. Lutheran South (22-8), at Pacific, 5 p.m. McCluer S-Berkeley (8-4) at John Burroughs (8-14), 5 p.m. Clayton (7-17) at MICDS (11-11), 5 p.m. Hermann (14-10) at South Callaway (4-3), 5 p.m. Salem (8-12) vs. Triad (21-10), at Busch Stadium, 7 p.m. Ladue (15-8) vs. Vianney (31-2), at SLUH, 7 p.m.

SOFTBALL

Civic Memorial (11-16) vs. Columbia (29-1), at Eagleview Ele, 4:15 p.m. Alton (16-14) at Belleville West (13-14), 4:30 p.m. Granite City (6-17) at Collinsville (22-10), 4:30 p.m.

Edwardsville (17-3) at O’Fallon (18-8), 4:30 p.m. Mascoutah (17-7) at Freeburg (23-1), 4:30 p.m. Carlyle (5-9) vs. Flora, at Lawrenceville, 4:30 p.m. Roxana (10-20-1) vs. Piasa Southwestern (19-6), at Gordon Moore, 4:30 p.m. DuQuoin (3-2) vs. Red Bud (16-9), at Chester, 6:30 p.m. Wood River (12-16) vs. Gillespie (22-4), at Hillsboro, Il, 6:30 p.m.

GIRLS SOCCER

St. Thomas More vs. Hillsboro, Ill. (5-4), at Decatur Lutheran, 4 p.m. Riverview Gardens (1-9) at Incarnate Word (17-6), 4 p.m. Fort Zumwalt East (9-13-1) at St. Charles (17-4), 4 p.m. Medicine and Biosc (8-4) at Crossroads (4-8), 4 p.m. John Burroughs (7-5-1) vs. Duchesne (6-12), at JohnBurroughs, 4 p.m. Hazelwood East (6-9) at Hazelwood Central (10-10-1), 4 p.m. Jerseyville (4-14-2) at Triad (13-4-3), 4:30 p.m. Quincy (0-2) vs. Edwardsville (11-4-3), at Granite City, 4:30 p.m. Lutheran South (13-9) at Notre Dame (13-8), 4:30 p.m. Villa Duchesne (13-8) vs. Ladue (14-10-2), at Ladue West Ca, 4:30 p.m. Parkway South (10-9) at Eureka (15-5-1), 4:30 p.m. Roxana (16-2-3) at Columbia (21-3), 5 p.m. Ursuline (2-12-2) at Webster Groves (12-7), 5 p.m. Rolla (2-3) vs. Washington (13-9), at Union, 5 p.m. Festus (4-12) at Hillsboro (15-10), 5 p.m. Liberty (6-16) at Hannibal (3-1), 5 p.m.

Hazelwood West (12-9-1) at FH Central (10-8-1), 5 p.m. Fort Zumwalt North (12-7) at Francis Howell (12-6), 5 p.m. Battle vs. Holt (20-2-1), at Hickman, 5 p.m. McCluer (7-5) vs. University City (9-11), at In. Word, 5:30 p.m. Canton (1-1) at Principia (6-7), 5:30 p.m. Luth. St. Charles (7-13-1) at St. Charles West (12-8), 6 p.m. Ritenour (5-14-1) at McCluer North (13-8), 6 p.m. Mascoutah (11-9-1) vs. Chatham Glenwood (2-2), at Triad, 6:30 p.m. Alton (10-6-2) at Granite City (12-5-3), 6:30 p.m. Marquette (9-11-1) at Lafayette (12-5), 6:30 p.m. Althoff (16-3-4) vs. Alton Marquette (14-7-2), at Columbia, 7 p.m. Warrenton (3-10) vs. St. Dominic (17-4), at Liberty, 7 p.m. FH North (11-7-1) at Pattonville (18-4), 7 p.m. Fort Zumwalt West (15-8) at Timberland (9-7-2), 7 p.m. Troy (13-12) at Hickman (1-2-1), 7 p.m. Valley Park (12-10) vs. Saxony Lutheran (1-1), at Kelly, 7:15 p.m.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Fort Zumwalt North (5-18) vs. Duchesne (21-5), at Pky. North, 4 p.m. Ritenour (1-21) vs. FH North (10-16-1), at Vianney, 4 p.m. Belleville West (13-14) at Edwardsville (17-11), 4:30 p.m. St. Dominic (8-11) at Affton (18-9-1), 4:30 p.m. O’Fallon Christian (8-13) at Parkway Central (26-6), 4:30 p.m. Francis Howell (12-15) vs. CBC (14-9-1), at Vianney, 5:15 p.m. Chaminade (11-12-2) at Parkway North (7-14-2), 5:30 p.m.

Parkway West (6-17) vs. Cape Notre Dame (7-9), at Affton, 5:30 p.m. Lutheran South (12-11-1) vs. Oakville (11-15), at Pky. Central, 5:45 p.m. Alton (0-22) at Granite City (9-12), 6 p.m. Kirkwood (18-10) at Lafayette (26-4), 6 p.m.

BOYS LACROSSE

Parkway West (8-6) at CBC (11-9), 4:30 p.m. Kirkwood (3-9) vs. Marquette (4-9), at Chesterfield, 6 p.m. Fort Zumwalt West (2-11) at Rock Bridge (9-2), 7 p.m. Holt (8-4) at Summit (8-5), 8 p.m.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Webster Groves (4-14) at Villa Duchesne (13-3), 4 p.m. Nerinx Hall (9-7) at Pattonville (15-4), 4:15 p.m. MICDS (14-2) at Marquette (15-4), 4:15 p.m. Cor Jesu (14-9) at Eureka (6-9), 4:15 p.m. Notre Dame (5-7) vs. Francis Howell (11-4), at Pky. West, 5 p.m. John Burroughs (8-5) at Summit (7-11), 5:15 p.m. O’Fallon (7-4) at St. Joseph’s (6-9), 5:30 p.m. FH Central (9-7) vs. Parkway Central (5-11), at Lafayette, 5:30 p.m. Ursuline (7-9) vs. Parkway South (5-9), at Westminster, 6 p.m. Webster Groves (4-14) vs. FH North (11-7), at Summit, 6:30 p.m. Whitfield (6-8) vs. St. Dominic (3-9), at Pky. Central, 6:45 p.m.


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M 2 • TUeSDAy • 05.15.2018

CLASS 5 DISTRICT 6 BASEBALL SEMIFINAL • HAZELWOOD WEST 3, HAZELWOOD CENTRAL 2

PRESSURE DELIVERY

Kempfer comes up big in clutch to help Wildcats hold off Hawks to reach title tilt BY PAUL HALFACRE STLhighschoolsports.com

HAZELWOOD • He didn’t hide his emo-

tions. Hazelwood West senior right-handed reliever Jacob Kempfer was cool and calm with the game on the line Monday afternoon. “I was a little bit nervous, but I had confidence (to get it done),” Kempfer said. Kempfer, with runners on second and third, shut the door to help West to a 3-2 win over Hazelwood Central in a Class 5 District 6 semifinal game at West. Hazelwood West (14-12) will play McCluer North (16-9) in the championship game at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at Hazelwood West High. “That’s been one of our goals (since) the beginning of the year,” West coach Scott Borcherding said. “We’re going to do our best to keep moving on.” The Wildcats will be searching for their sixth district title in the last seven years. Kempfer used a razor-like focus to wriggle out of the sticky situation. “I just wanted to get that last out,” Kempfer said. Kempfer gave up a two-run single to Hazelwood Central senior Devin Matteonit that pulled the Hawks to within 3-2. It also put the go-ahead run in scoring position. Senior starter AJ Steward tossed 6 2-3

PAUL HALFACRE • STLhighschoolsports.com

Hazelwood West teammates Jacob Kempfer and Anthony LIngle (15) celebrate Monday after a Class 5 District 6 semifinal baseball victory against Hazelwood Central.

strong innings and left with a 3-0 lead. He watched from first base as the Hawks threatened to take away his strong start.

But he wasn’t nervous in the least. “I trust Jake,” Seward said. Kempfer rewarded that confidence with

CLASS 5 DISTRICT 7 BASEBALL SEMIFINAL • FRANCIS HOWELL NORTH 6, FRANCIS HOWELL CENTRAL 3

MONDAY’S RESULTS BASEBALL

Dunham’s home run in sixth helps Knights earn comeback victory BY GREG UPTAIN STLhighschoolsports.com

W: Miranda Hovis

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ST. PETERS • With the go-ahead

run at third base, Matt Dunham just wanted to put the bat on the ball and get the runner home. Dunham indeed put the bat on the ball, launching a two-run home run to almost dead center field in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a tie and lift Francis Howell North to a 6-3 win over Francis Howell Central in a Class 5 District 7 baseball game Monday afternoon at Fort Zumwalt East High School. “I was just trying to go up the middle,” said Dunham, a senior first baseman who will play at Jefferson College. “I was trying to do the job because we had a guy on third and we had a chance to take the lead right there, so I wasn’t trying to do too much.” Top-seeded Howell North (17-14) advanced to the district championship game at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Zumwalt East against either Fort Zumwalt North or Fort Zumwalt South. Zumwalt North led 13-4 in the top of the fourth inning when that semifinal was suspended by inclement weather. It is scheduled to resume at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday to determine the other district finalist. “As long as we’ve got breath and outs and they continue to believe and battle, we’ve got as good of an opportunity as anyone,” Knights coach Bobby Dunahue said. “I think they’re buying into that.” Fourth-seeded Howell Central (1115-1) led for more than half the game Monday. It was similar to the teams’ two regular-season meetings where one team led most of the way only to see the other come back and win at the end. “It’s kind of a similar game to our whole season. It happened a lot,” Spartans coach Ray Howard said. “We had more strikeouts than we had hits today. It’s hard to win when that happens.” It was a tale of two different days on the mound for Howell North’s top two pitchers. Ace right-hander Sam Grace started but clearly didn’t have his best stuff despite touching better than 90 miles per hour on several occasions. He lasted just 1 2/3 innings and was pulled after allowing a pair

a game-ending strikeout, stranding the Hawks’ eighth and ninth runners of the game. “We just couldn’t get the big hit,” Hazelwood Central coach Tracy Schmidt said. “We stranded a small village of guys and made some base running mistakes. I felt that when we did hit the ball really hard, we hit it right at them and that’s the game. You’ve got to give West credit for playing good defense.” Seward scattered four hits and struck out six. After giving up hits to the first two batters he faced, Seward settled in and effectively shut down an offense that had exploded for 23 runs in the first round. “He’s been our ace all year,” Seward said. “He’s been that bulldog on the mound. There was a reason why he got this game because it was a big one and he came through.” Hazelwood Central senior righty Nathan George had a no-hitter going into the fifth inning before senior right fielder Dylan Leonard broke it up with a two-run single. “He’s a great pitcher, but we knew we had to work the count a little more because he was flying through those first few innings pretty fast,” Borcherding said. “We just worked the count and took better at-bats, but it took us a while to get going. He pitched a really nice game too.” George pitched a complete game for the Hawks, giving up three runs on four hits.

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of runs on just one hit. His biggest downfall was a pair of walks and three hit batsmen. “Here’s the deal. He threw 44 pitches. He’s one under the limit, so he can come back Wednesday,” Dunahue said. “I talked to Coach (Mike) Freedline — he’s not my assistant coach, he’s my co-coach — and we decided our best shot to win this thing was to pull him now because he didn’t have it.” After closer Max Brauch made a brief appearance to close out the second inning, No. 2 hurler Jeffrey Cox got the call to move from the field to the mound. It was a surprise to the St. Louis Community College-Meramecbound senior righty. “Truthfully, at first, I wasn’t ready to pitch just because I was told that, if we won this game, I would pitch the championship game, so I was prepared for that. But, then I got the call and I was like, ‘I’ll make the most of it,’ ” Cox said. “It’s hot out here, it’s 90 degrees, and my arm felt good and never got tired. I knew I had a good defense behind me, so all I had to do was just throw strikes.” Cox (3-5) tossed five innings of superb relief to keep his team in the game long enough to win it. He allowed just one run in the seventh and

struck out eight batters. “He did a really good job,” Dunahue said. “You’ve got to remember he’s a position player. Our No. 2 guy has been shut down with tendinitis all year. He’s a middle infield guy, but he’s a competitor. He hasn’t blinked.” Howell Central grabbed a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first on an RBI single by Trevor Liggett and a run-scoring wild pitch. The Spartans, though, couldn’t get anything else going offensively. They left the bases loaded in the first, stranded two more runners in the third and wasted one-out doubles in both the fourth and fifth innings. “We didn’t add on when we were up 2-0, or even 2-1,” Howard said. “We had opportunities, but we couldn’t get that hit when we needed it.” Howell North scored single runs in the second on a Garrett Ray RBI double and the fifth on a wild pitch to tie it 2-2. Cox then drew a walk leading off the home half of the sixth and moved up two bases on a pair of wild pitches. After a groundout, Dunham stepped to the plate and smacked the first pitch he saw from Spartans reliever Jake Davey (2-5) over the fence in center for his third homer of the season and the Knights’ first lead at 4-2.

Class 4 District 7 at Kirkwood-Semifinal Nerinx Hall 3, Cor Jesu 0 N: Kassidy Grant, Lindsey Heckel, Tierney Lanter; shutout by Liz Kelly Class 2 District 5 at North TechSemifinal MS-Berkeley 4, Jennings 1 M: Troinetta Butler 2, Andjiana McAllister, Te’Auna Dorsey Class 3 District 9 at Union-Semifinal Union 9, Pacific 0 U: Emily Gaebe 5, Hannah Olive, Georgie Bray, Hailey Cloud, Gianna Gore; shutout by Lexi Garlock

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Class 3 District 2 at Hillsboro-Semifinal Windsor 6, De Soto 0 W: Bailey Peters 4, Jordan Kolinski, Nikki Rice; shutout by Piper Montgomery

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Francis Howell North shortstop Andrew Massarand steps on second for the force out of Francis Howell Central’s Bruce Bixler and throws to first for a double play in a Class 5 District 7 baseball semifinal Monday.

Class 2 District 7 at O’Fallon Christian - Semifinal O’F Christian 9, Winfield 1 O: Chloe Hall 3, Eylesa Kellam 2, Abby King 2, Hailey Hickerson, Hannah Hickerson

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Class 2 District 4 at NormandySemifinal Rosati-Kain 10, Normandy 0 R: Zoe Clark 2, Paige McNiff, Sophia Henson, Madelyn Ward, Bridget Kelly, Elle Ortinau, Miranda Pratt, Alaina Sanchez, Lucy Wheeland; shutout by Jessica Farace, Madelyn Ward.

Class 5 District 2 Tournament-Semifinal 2 0 0 Oakville Summit 12 10 1 W-Jeremy Schork. Class 3 District 5 Tournament-Semifinal 000 00 0 0 0 Metro Luth. North 163 30 13 10 2 W-Craig McGee. Class 3 District 4 Tournament-Semifinal 000 000 0 0 0 Carnahan Hancock 141 122 11 13 0 W-Isiah Wilson. HR-H Isiah Wilson Class 2A Wesclin Regional - First round 001 110 1 4 0 0 Roxana Wesclin 111 300 0 6 4 2 W-Parker Durgin. Other games 000 000 0 Kelly Highland 001 021 0 W-Connor Pinsker.

0 0 0 4 6 0

000 000 1 1 4 0 Alton Triad 001 004 0 5 6 0 L-Wesley Laaker. HR-T Travis Heilmann 022 150 0 10 16 1 Waterloo Civic Mem. 010 001 0 2 4 3 W-Nathan Albrecht. L-Geoff Withers. HR-W Marcus Heusohn Bellvl. West 000 022 3 Mt Vernon 000 120 1 W-Joey Kossina.

7 8 0 4 5 0

Class 3 District 4 at Parkway Central Semifinal Pky. West 4, Pky. Central 0 PW: Kaleigh Kastberg, Caroline Briscoe, Bella Hatzigeorgiou, Leah Selm; shutout by Erika Anstine Class 2 District 3 at DuBourg - Semifinal DuBourg 10, Vashon 0 D: Madi Galczynski 3, Anastasia Brown 3, Allie Bettlach, Lexi Bracken, Molly Roeder, Kate Vollet ; shutout by Samantha Lohman Class 3 District 4 at Parkway Central Semifinal Westminster 3, Visitation 1 W: Margo O’Meara 2, Molly Andersen

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Pky. North def. DuBourg 19-25, 25-19, 25-11 Fort Zumwalt West def. Seckman 25-11, 25-22 FZ North def. Bayless 25-11, 25-16 FH Central def. Northwest-CH 25-19, 25-22 St. Mary’s def. Summit 25-14, 25-20 O’F Christian def. Zumwalt East 25-23, 25-22 De Smet def. Lindbergh 25-23, 25-19 Kirkwood def. Pky. South 25-15, 25-13 Webster def. FZ South 25-14, 25-23 Lafayette def. FH Central 25-18, 25-13 Eureka def. Marquette 25-19, 25-22 SLUH def. Fort Zumwalt West 25-14, 25-14

GIRLS LACROSSE

2018 MSLA Tournament - Play-in Notre Dame 14, Haz. Central 1 N: Tia Marlinghaus 3, Maggie Collins 3, Caroline Karr 2, Kylie LoGrasso 2, Natalie Lewandowski 2, Maggie Sise, Elyse Uding

BOYS TENNIS

Triad 5, Granite City 0

SOFTBALL

Triad 101 012 1 Granite City 000 000 0 W-Liz Young. .

6 13 1 0 0 0

000 000 1 1 5 0 Gibault Nashville 520 000 0 7 0 0 L-Ian Metcalf. HR-G Tim Reinholz

200 000 0 Freeburg Civic Mem. 000 000 0 W-Miranda Schulte. .

2 5 0 0 0 0

Piasa SW 012 110 2 7 4 3 030 000 0 3 0 0 Gillespie W-Kyler Seyfried. HR-P Ben Lowis

Edwardsville 100 100 1 000 020 0 Highland W-Meghan Gorniak. .

3 7 0 2 0 0

148 10 Valmeyer 002 00 Red Bud W-Logan Seidler.

Bellvl. East 240 46 Mt Vernon 001 00 W-Kristina Bettis. . HR-B Alexandra Boze -;

14 11 0 2 0 0

GIRLS SOCCER

16 17 0 1 1 0

Class 2 District 3 at DuBourg-Semifinal Affton 10, Lift For Life 0 A: Sami Serra 3, Mikayla Sisk 3, Hannah Langford 2, Mallorie Scherer, Sara Dunivan; shutout by Megan Davidson

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Class 3 District 7 at Zumwalt South Semifinal FZ South 5, Pky. North 0 F: Ava Tankersley 2, Kayley Miller, Maya Piotraschke, Emily Vandiver; shutout by Mackenzie Gan, Leigha Riley.

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TUESDAY’S SCHEDULE BASEBALL

Troy (19-10) vs. Holt (24-4), at Timberland, 4 p.m. Bayless (8-16) vs. DuBourg (7-12), at Bayless, 4 p.m. Winfield (17-8) vs. Warrenton (17-8), at Winfield, 4 p.m. Fort Zumwalt South (17-10) vs. Fort Zumwalt North (16-10), at Zumwalt East, 4:14 p.m. Highland (20-9) at Effingham (1-0), 4:15 p.m. Belleville West (9-19) at Alton (16-15), 4:30 p.m. Collinsville (15-15) at Granite City (11-20), 4:30 p.m. O’Fallon (27-2-1) vs. Edwardsville (22-9), at Tom Pile Fiel, 4:30 p.m. Lafayette (14-9) at Eureka (20-3), 4:30 p.m. Parkway South (13-16) at Marquette (13-15), 4:30 p.m. CBC (17-13-1) at De Smet (18-7), 4:30 p.m. Whitfield (7-10) at Valley Park (19-8), 4:30 p.m. Borgia (18-9) vs. Lutheran South (22-8), at Pacific, 5 p.m. McCluer S-Berkeley (8-4) at John Burroughs (8-14), 5 p.m. Clayton (7-17) at MICDS (11-11), 5 p.m. Hermann (14-10) at South Callaway (4-3), 5 p.m. Salem (8-12) vs. Triad (21-10), at Busch Stadium, 7 p.m. Ladue (15-8) vs. Vianney (31-2), at SLUH, 7 p.m.

SOFTBALL

Civic Memorial (11-16) vs. Columbia (29-1), at Eagleview Ele, 4:15 p.m. Alton (16-14) at Belleville West (13-14), 4:30 p.m. Granite City (6-17) at Collinsville (22-10), 4:30 p.m.

Edwardsville (17-3) at O’Fallon (18-8), 4:30 p.m. Mascoutah (17-7) at Freeburg (23-1), 4:30 p.m. Carlyle (5-9) vs. Flora, at Lawrenceville, 4:30 p.m. Roxana (10-20-1) vs. Piasa Southwestern (19-6), at Gordon Moore, 4:30 p.m. DuQuoin (3-2) vs. Red Bud (16-9), at Chester, 6:30 p.m. Wood River (12-16) vs. Gillespie (22-4), at Hillsboro, Il, 6:30 p.m.

GIRLS SOCCER

St. Thomas More vs. Hillsboro, Ill. (5-4), at Decatur Lutheran, 4 p.m. Riverview Gardens (1-9) at Incarnate Word (17-6), 4 p.m. Fort Zumwalt East (9-13-1) at St. Charles (17-4), 4 p.m. Medicine and Biosc (8-4) at Crossroads (4-8), 4 p.m. John Burroughs (7-5-1) vs. Duchesne (6-12), at JohnBurroughs, 4 p.m. Hazelwood East (6-9) at Hazelwood Central (10-10-1), 4 p.m. Jerseyville (4-14-2) at Triad (13-4-3), 4:30 p.m. Quincy (0-2) vs. Edwardsville (11-4-3), at Granite City, 4:30 p.m. Lutheran South (13-9) at Notre Dame (13-8), 4:30 p.m. Villa Duchesne (13-8) vs. Ladue (14-10-2), at Ladue West Ca, 4:30 p.m. Parkway South (10-9) at Eureka (15-5-1), 4:30 p.m. Roxana (16-2-3) at Columbia (21-3), 5 p.m. Ursuline (2-12-2) at Webster Groves (12-7), 5 p.m. Rolla (2-3) vs. Washington (13-9), at Union, 5 p.m. Festus (4-12) at Hillsboro (15-10), 5 p.m. Liberty (6-16) at Hannibal (3-1), 5 p.m.

Hazelwood West (12-9-1) at FH Central (10-8-1), 5 p.m. Fort Zumwalt North (12-7) at Francis Howell (12-6), 5 p.m. Battle vs. Holt (20-2-1), at Hickman, 5 p.m. McCluer (7-5) vs. University City (9-11), at In. Word, 5:30 p.m. Canton (1-1) at Principia (6-7), 5:30 p.m. Luth. St. Charles (7-13-1) at St. Charles West (12-8), 6 p.m. Ritenour (5-14-1) at McCluer North (13-8), 6 p.m. Mascoutah (11-9-1) vs. Chatham Glenwood (2-2), at Triad, 6:30 p.m. Alton (10-6-2) at Granite City (12-5-3), 6:30 p.m. Marquette (9-11-1) at Lafayette (12-5), 6:30 p.m. Althoff (16-3-4) vs. Alton Marquette (14-7-2), at Columbia, 7 p.m. Warrenton (3-10) vs. St. Dominic (17-4), at Liberty, 7 p.m. FH North (11-7-1) at Pattonville (18-4), 7 p.m. Fort Zumwalt West (15-8) at Timberland (9-7-2), 7 p.m. Troy (13-12) at Hickman (1-2-1), 7 p.m. Valley Park (12-10) vs. Saxony Lutheran (1-1), at Kelly, 7:15 p.m.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Fort Zumwalt North (5-18) vs. Duchesne (21-5), at Pky. North, 4 p.m. Ritenour (1-21) vs. FH North (10-16-1), at Vianney, 4 p.m. Belleville West (13-14) at Edwardsville (17-11), 4:30 p.m. St. Dominic (8-11) at Affton (18-9-1), 4:30 p.m. O’Fallon Christian (8-13) at Parkway Central (26-6), 4:30 p.m. Francis Howell (12-15) vs. CBC (14-9-1), at Vianney, 5:15 p.m. Chaminade (11-12-2) at Parkway North (7-14-2), 5:30 p.m.

Parkway West (6-17) vs. Cape Notre Dame (7-9), at Affton, 5:30 p.m. Lutheran South (12-11-1) vs. Oakville (11-15), at Pky. Central, 5:45 p.m. Alton (0-22) at Granite City (9-12), 6 p.m. Kirkwood (18-10) at Lafayette (26-4), 6 p.m.

BOYS LACROSSE

Parkway West (8-6) at CBC (11-9), 4:30 p.m. Kirkwood (3-9) vs. Marquette (4-9), at Chesterfield, 6 p.m. Fort Zumwalt West (2-11) at Rock Bridge (9-2), 7 p.m. Holt (8-4) at Summit (8-5), 8 p.m.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Webster Groves (4-14) at Villa Duchesne (13-3), 4 p.m. Nerinx Hall (9-7) at Pattonville (15-4), 4:15 p.m. MICDS (14-2) at Marquette (15-4), 4:15 p.m. Cor Jesu (14-9) at Eureka (6-9), 4:15 p.m. Notre Dame (5-7) vs. Francis Howell (11-4), at Pky. West, 5 p.m. John Burroughs (8-5) at Summit (7-11), 5:15 p.m. O’Fallon (7-4) at St. Joseph’s (6-9), 5:30 p.m. FH Central (9-7) vs. Parkway Central (5-11), at Lafayette, 5:30 p.m. Ursuline (7-9) vs. Parkway South (5-9), at Westminster, 6 p.m. Webster Groves (4-14) vs. FH North (11-7), at Summit, 6:30 p.m. Whitfield (6-8) vs. St. Dominic (3-9), at Pky. Central, 6:45 p.m.


STLHIGHSCHOOLSPORTS.COM

05.15.2018 • Tuesday • M 1

BOYS GOLF • CLASS 4 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

sT. LOuIs POsT-dIsPaTCH • B9

BOYS GOLF • STATE ROUNDUP

O’Fallon Christian sits second in Class 2 team race BY STEVE OVERBEY sTLhighschoolsports.com

SUSAN PFANNMULLER • special to sTLhighschoolsports.com

Chaminade’s Zach Walsh lines up a putt during the Missouri Class 4 boys golf championships Monday at Swope Memorial Golf Course in Kansas City. Walsh leads the tournament with a 5-under 67.

HALFWAY HOME

Chaminade’s Walsh fires 67, leads medalist race BY STEVE OVERBEY sTLhighschoolsports.com

Chaminade junior Zach Walsh made a pair of short putts on his first two holes Monday in the opening round of the Class 4 boys golf state golf championships at Swope Memorial Golf Course in Kansas City. The relatively easy 4- and 5-footers were not all that impressive. But the par putts provided Walsh with a major dose of confidence. “I felt like, ‘Ok this is going to be a good day,’ “ Walsh said It was better than just good. Walsh went on to fire a careerbest 5-under-par 67 to take the lead after the first round of the two-day, 36-hole affair. He sits two shots ahead of Ross Steelman from Columbia Rock Bridge, who shot a 69. Rock Bridge leads the team standings with a four-player score of 292. Rockhurst is second at 306 followed by Chaminade (307) and Jackson (308). Marquette is sixth with a 316. Walsh grabbed the lead after what he called a “disappointing” sectional round score of 77 last week. “I just stayed within myself and didn’t think about anything other than the shots,” Walsh said. “I feel like if I can do that, good things will happen.”

Walsh recorded five birdies and 13 pars. He punctuated his lightningquick start by just missing an eagle putt on the 451-yard, par-5 fifth hole on the way to a 3-under front nine. “Everything was pretty steady,” Walsh said. “I didn’t try to be too aggressive. I just made the shots when I had to.” Walsh, who finished his round with a nifty 7-footer for par, has spent the postseason under the radar. He carded a 69 to win the Bulldog Battle at WingHaven Country Club in April but fired a 75 in district play before struggling in the sectional round. “I like being in the background,” Walsh said. “Most of the time, I just play my game and don’t worry about anyone else.” Chaminade coach Jack Wilson said Walsh is capable of holding onto the lead. “He has the ability to put up some really low numbers, “ Wilson said. “He lipped out a couple of other birdie putts. His dad said he was really in the zone.” Walsh is trying to give the Red Devils back-to-back state champions. Joe Terschluse won the individual crown last spring. Also a soccer player, Walsh fin-

ished in a tie for 12th at state last season. “I just have to stay strong mentally,” Walsh said. Chaminade senior Colin Stolze shot a 5-over 77 on Monday and Josh Heidenry recorded an 81. Michael Bugyis posted an 82. The Red Devils finished third at state each of the last two seasons. Kirkwood senior Carson Postal fired a 3-over 75 and sits within striking distance heading into Tuesday’s final round. Postal, who is headed to the University of Missouri-St. Louis, is the first player from Kirkwood to reach the state tournament four times. He had struggled in his three prior opening rounds with scores of 86, 82 and 81. “I’m in a spot where if I could start going low again (Tuesday), I can definitely put pressure on the guys who are on the lead,” Postal said. Postal shot an even par 36 over his final nine holes. “At the start, I struggled to hit some greens, but I made some par saves to get going,” Postal said. De Smet junior Brennan Dolnick is in a five-way tie for fourth at 1-over-73 along with Kegan Niles of Timberland and Louie Perotti of St. Louis U. High.

Patrick Turner had a hunch. The O’Fallon Christian boys golf coach felt that his team had a shot at making some noise in the state tournament from the very beginning of the campaign. But he kept those opinions quiet — at least until the last few weeks. “I always knew that our top three players were solid,” Turner said. “It was the fourth and fifth guys, they’ve come along and really made things work.” The Eagles continued their magical run with a strong performance in the first round of the Class 2 state tournament at Meadow Acres Lake Country Club in New Bloomfield on Monday. O’Fallon Christian, which has never won a state team trophy, carded a four-player score of 335 and sits in second place behind powerful Bishop LeBlond (302) entering the final day of the 36-hole tournament. Palmyra and California are tied for third (348). St. Pius X of Festus is eighth (406). Sophomore Gunner Stugart led a balanced attack with an 8-over-par 80. He is in a five-way tie for ninth place. The Eagles, as usual, received solid performances up and down their lineup. Seniors Matthew Hahs (81) and Andrew Ayres (85) added depth. Ayres recorded a career-best performance including a 38 on the back nine. Senior Caleb Sandy (89) rounded out the scoring. The Eagles finished seventh in their only other trip to the state tournament in 2014. They were coming off their first ever sectional championship. “Some of the guys weren’t at their best early today, but they hung in there and kept getting bet-

ter,” Turner said. “I like our chances (for second). I like the way we’re playing.

CLASS 3

Borgia senior Will Schroeder and Lutheran South junior Zach Shirley are within striking distance for medalist honors in the rain-delayed Class 3 tournament at Old Kinderhook in Camdenton. Schroeder fired a 1-over 72 and sits two strokes off the pace. Shirley shot a 3-over 74. “I didn’t really get hot,” Schroeder said. “I just birdied the holes I should have.” Schroeder plans on attending the University of Kentucky, but he will not play competitive golf there. He realizes that the state tournament might signify the end of his career. “I just want to keep playing the way I have been,” Schroeder said. The Class 3 tournament was delayed by rain three times and only a handful of players got to complete their rounds, so no official leaders were posted. The first round will conclude at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The final round is set to begin at approximately 10 a.m. Shirley was not razorsharp, but he still managed to stay within striking distance. He is looking forward to the final round. “It definitely wasn’t my, “A,” game,” Shirley said. “But, I recovered and it ended up OK.” Shirley started on fire and was 2-under at the turn. He missed a couple short putts, including a 4-footer, on the back nine.

CLASS 1

Max Floyd of Barat Academy shot a 77 and sits in fourth place in the Class 1 tournament Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield. Floyd, who finished third at state last season, is seven strokes behind leader Jett Simmons of Gallatin.

DAY 1 SCOREBOARD CLASS 4 At Swope Memorial, Kansas City (72) Team standings: 1. Rock Bridge 292, 2. Rockhurst 306, 3. Chaminade 307, 4. Jackson 308, 5. Glendale 314, 6. Marquette 316, 7. Liberty (KC) 330, 8. Jefferson City 338 Top 15 individuals: 1. Zach Walsh, Chaminade, 67; 2. Ross Steelman, Rock Bridge, 69; 3. Dawson Meek, Glendale, 70; 4. (tie) Liam Coughlin, Rockhurst, 73; Hunter Niles, Timberland, 73; Brennan Dolnick, De Smet, 73; Nathan Woolard, Poplar Bluff, 73; Louie Perotti, SLUH, 73; 9. (tie) Tyler Linenbroker, Marquette, 74; Zach Bohmer, Ritenour, 74; Tanner Walton, Jackson, 74; Sam Rentschler, Rock Bridge, 74; Tanner Collins, Liberty North, 74; Sean Minor, Rock Bridge, 74; 15. (tie) Dawson Roberts, Staley, 75; Greg Mitchals, Willard, 75; Carson Postal, Kirkwood, 75; David Meindl, Timberland, 75; Hudson Dubinski, Rock Bridge, 75 Team scores Rock Bridge (292): 2. Ross Steelman, 69; 9. Sam Rentschler, 74; 9. Sean Minor, 74; 15. Hudson Dubinski, 75; 24. Keith Schaezler, 77 Rockhurst (306): 4. Liam Coughlin, 73; 20. Michael Bessenbacher, 76; 34. Thomas Benninghoff, 78; 40. Jacob Propeck, 79; 45. Hale St. Clair, 80 Chaminade (307): 1. Zach Walsh, 67; 24. Colin Stolze, 77; 51. Josh Heindenry, 81; 58. Michael Bugyis, 82; 66. Jack Guyot, 84 Jackson (308): 9. Tanner Walton, 74; 24. Carsen Silliman, 77; 24. Jaden Hightower, 77; 45. Case Engelhart, 80; 88. Seth Waters, 93 Glendale (314): 3. Dawson Meek, 70; 24. Conner Obert, 77; 45. Jonathon Dixon, 80; 77. Colyer Kuntz, 87; 83. Lucas Ogden, 90 Marquette (316): 9. Tyler Linenbroker, 74; 34. Blake Mazzola, 78; 75. Chris Kreh, 86; 75. Jack Cronin, 86 Liberty (KC) (330): 24. Michael Garcia, 77; 51. David Dobbler, 81; 70. Jack Harman, 85; 77. Cooper Stiles, 87; 83. Michael Ricker, 90 Jefferson City (338): 40. Nathan Erickson, 79; 51. Brett Trowbridge, 81; 77. Michael Davidson, 87; 86. Michael Craighead, 91 Other individuals Battle: 66. Cole Deppe, 84 Blue Springs South: 34. Grant Williamson, 78 Camdenton: 70. Spencer Melville, 85 Carthage: 45. Robert Sager, 80; 61. Austin Musche, 83 CBC: 24. Brandon DiMemmo, 77 De Smet: 4. Brennan Dolnick, 73 Eureka: 34. Jack Moran, 78 Fort Zumwalt East: 24. Nick Heimann, 77 Fort Zumwalt West: 20. Braden Hoisington, 76 Francis Howell: 70. Kirk Brewster, 85 Hickman: 34. Luke Manary, 78 Joplin: 80. Fielding Campbell, 88; 82. Joel Martin, 89 Kickapoo: 45. Logan Smith, 80; 87. Jacob Hendricks, 92 Kirkwood: 15. Carson Postal, 75 Lafayette: 40. Max Kreikemeier, 79; 66. Geoff Ladue, 84 Lebanon: 24. Hayden Brogdon, 77; 51. Cooper Hess, 81; 61. Tryn Titus, 83

Lee’s Summit: 51. Jackson McGuire, 81 Lee’s Summit North: 58. Michael Foster, 82; 61. Kohlin Hicks, 83 Lee’s Summit West: 34. James O’Connor, 78 Liberty North: 9. Tanner Collins, 74; 34. Daniel Duffin, 78 Lindbergh: 83. Nat Conroy, 90 Ozark: 51. Kelby Day, 81 Park Hill : 66. Ryan Graves, 84 Park Hill South: 61. Jay Threaddgill, 83 Parkway Central: 58. James Shertshoff, 82 Poplar Bluff: 4. Nathan Woolard, 73; 51. Justin Pierce, 81 Raymore-Peculiar: 61. Chase Martel, 83 Ritenour: 9. Zach Bohmer, 74 Rolla: 40. Matthew Drallmeier, 79 SLUH: 4. Louie Perotti, 73; 20. Ray Winter, 76; 20. Jack Wachter, 76 St. Joseph Central: 24. Jacob Mikesch, 77 Staley: 15. Dawson Roberts, 75; 80. Nathan Thompson, 88 Timberland: 4. Hunter Niles, 73; 15. David Meindl, 75; 45. Grant Wolfe, 80 Vianney: 40. Josh Kleinheider, 79 Washington: 70. Logan McPherson, 85 Webster Groves: 70. Drew Schwager, 85 Willard: 15. Greg Mitchals, 75 CLASS 3 At Old Kinderhook, Camdenton Team standings: Postponed by rain CLASS 2 At Meadow Lake Acres, New Bloomfield (72) Team standings: 1. St. Joseph LeBlond 302, 2. O’Fallon Christian 335, 3. California 348, 3. Palmyra 348, 5. South Harrison 363, 6. Mount Vernon 370, 7. Willow Springs 371, 8. St. Pius X 406 Top 15 individuals: 1. Hank Lierz, St. Joseph LeBlond, 69; 2. Brooke Jungbluth, St. Joseph LeBlond, 71; 3. Lathan Croy, Trenton, 75; 4. (tie) Laithan Sublette, Palmyra, 76; Jeffrey Johnson, St. Joseph LeBlond, 76; 6. (tie) Evan Gresham, Macon, 79; Ori Bartlett, Versailles, 79; Matthew Madden, Maryville, 79; 9. (tie) Tanner Brandow, Centralia, 80; Aubrey Nelson, Montgomery County, 80; Matt Hurt, California, 80; Ethan Green, Hamilton, 80; Gunner Stugart, O’Fallon Christian, 80; 14. Matthew Hahs, O’Fallon Christian, 81; 15. (tie) Hadley Louderbaugh, Buffalo, 82; Jack Evans, Lawson, 82; Robert Foshage, Lutheran St. Charles, 82; Matthew Price, Mountain View-Liberty, 82 Team scores St. Joseph LeBlond (302): 1. Hank Lierz, 69; 2. Brooke Jungbluth, 71; 4. Jeffrey Johnson, 76; 33. Mitch Robinson, 86; 34. Owen Jungbluth, 87 O’Fallon Christian (335): 9. Gunner Stugart, 80; 14. Matthew Hahs, 81; 26. Andrew Ayers, 85; 46. Caleb Sandy, 89; 82. Caleb Creelman, 108 California (348): 9. Matt Hurt, 80; 26. Jordan Geiser, 85; 26. Jordan Bondurant, 85; 74. Liam Glenn, 98; 82. Chris Cassil, 108 Palmyra (348): 4. Laithan Sublette, 76; 49. Mason Burch, 90; 49. Brock Bollin, 90; 54. Brady Shively, 92; 71. Ragar McKinney, 97 South Harrison (363): 34. Austin Lasher, 87; 46.

Grant Taylor, 89; 54. Koltyn Smith, 92; 63. Cole Taylor, 95 Mount Vernon (370): 34. Curtis Wendler, 87; 46. Reuben Randolph, 89; 63. Kaden Killingsworth, 95; 76. Ryan Cota, 99; 88. Josh Jarvis, 115 Willow Springs (371): 26. Brandon Marcak, 85; 60. Ryan Cawvey, 94; 67. Devin Osborn, 96; 67. Jackson Bailey, 96; 79. Michael Cawvey, 104 St. Pius X (406): 19. Nick Sippel, 83; 79. Andy Rocca, 104; 81. John Herrell, 105; 87. Colten Richey, 114 Other individuals Arcadia Valley: 71. Austin Emert, 97; 89. Austin Wren, 117 Ash Grove: 49. Matthew Keller, 90 Ava: 86. Drew Adams, 113 Barstow: 19. Richard Bray, 83 Blair Oaks: 34. Jake Closser, 87; 57. Jarod Steinbeck, 93 Buffalo: 15. Hadley Louderbaugh, 82 Centralia (Mo.): 9. Tanner Brandow, 80; 41. Nic Brooks, 88 Clearwater: 26. Brett Jackson, 85 Clever: 41. Jason Cochran, 88 Diamond: 57. Bryce Sprague, 93 Duchesne: 76. Sean Walsh, 99 Elsberry: 34. Tanner Marre, 87 Fair Grove: 26. Gaven Peterie, 85; 63. Thomas Bruemmer, 95 Hamilton: 9. Ethan Green, 80; 60. Nicholaus Wyckoff, 94 Houston: 57. Thomas Smith, 93 Lafayette County: 34. JJ McCoy, 87 Lamar: 49. Isaiah Cleveland, 90 Lawson: 15. Jack Evans, 82 Licking: 60. James Swan, 94 Lutheran St. Charles: 15. Robert Foshage, 82; 24. Josh Thomason, 84 Macon: 6. Evan Gresham, 79; 41. Jack Rose, 88 Maryville: 6. Matthew Madden, 79; 24. Trenton Shell, 84; 26. Connor Durbin, 85 Montgomery County: 9. Aubrey Nelson, 80 Mountain View-Liberty: 15. Matthew Price, 82; 85. Gabriel McClellan, 110 Plattsburg: 41. Garrett Stephens, 88 Richmond: 67. Tim Hamilton, 96 Saxony Lutheran: 54. Olivia Voelker, 92 Spokane: 19. Christian Cooper, 83 St. James: 82. Isaac Helterbrand, 108 St. Michael the Archangel: 67. John DiMarco, 96; 74. Stuart Shatto, 98 Strafford: 19. Taylor Stone, 83 Summit Christian: 49. Alex Brown, 90 Tolton: 19. Joseph Fallis, 83; 41. Thomas Cleek, 88 Trenton: 3. Lathan Croy, 75 Valley Park: 71. Jack Burkert, 97 Versailles: 6. Ori Bartlett, 79; 78. Garrett Boatright, 102 West County (Leadwood): 63. Reid Pratt, 95 Whitfield: 34. Clay Strege, 87 CLASS 1 At Rivercut, Springfield (72) Team standings: 1. Gallatin 340, 2. Bloomfield 349, 3. Westran 350, 4. Thomas Jefferson Independent 371, 5. Linn 383, 6. Mid-Buchanan 385, 7. Van-Far 396, 8. Lockwood 408

Top 15 individuals: 1. Jett Simmons, Gallatin, 71; 2. Holden Duckworth, Bloomfield, 75; 3. Bo Kroenke, Lincoln, 76; 4. (tie) Max Floyd, Barat, 77; Adam Cunningham, Galena, 77; Kade Meineka, Concordia, 77; 7. (tie) Presten Richardson, Miller, 78; Trey Burton, Westran, 78; Kodi Shockey, Lutie, 78; 10. John Sharp, Greenwood, 79; 11. Kanon Kendrick, South Shelby, 80; 12. (tie) Blake Dawson, Fayette, 81; Jeffrey Hamilton, Marceline, 81; Avery Hammond, Westran, 82; Peyton Bell, Bloomfield, 83 Team scores Gallatin (340): 1. Jett Simmons, 71; 21. Gabriel Cole, 86; 36. Logan Burns, 91; 41. Colin Beck, 92; 49. Haden Bradford, 94 Bloomfield (349): 2. Holden Duckworth, 75; 15. Peyton Bell, 83; 32. Dustin Debeaux, 90; 68. Levi Clary, 101; 76. Brant Hobbs, 107 Westran (350): 7. Trey Burton, 78; 14. Avery Hammond, 82; 52. Michael Haynie, 95; 52. Corbin Brockleman, 95; 79. Alec Botkins, 109 Thomas Jefferson Independent (371): 19. Owen D’Amour, 85; 41. Luke Kirk, 92; 41. Aaron Wells, 92; 72. Andrew Lown, 102; 84. Dustin Turnbow, 125 Linn (383): 36. Alek Peters, 91; 52. Ethan Russell, 95; 57. James McCuskey, 96; 68. Nicholas Kucsik, 101; 74. Kole Peters, 103 Mid-Buchanan (385): 32. Tristen Dye, 90; 46. Jameson Gentry, 93; 52. Noah Hughes, 95; 76. Boston deJong, 107; 83. Timothy Speer, 119 Van-Far (396): 24. Jayson Orr, 87; 30. Rylee Hanson, 88; 64. Brayden Christian, 98; 78. Ethan Winders, 108; 82. Zane Allen, 113 Lockwood (408): 19. Roy Snider, 85; 52. Reese Fyfe, 95; 61. Justin Nentrup, 97; 85. Jack Purinton, 131; 87. Blaine Garver, 143 Other individuals Barat: 4. Max Floyd, 77 Belle: 61. Tyler Miller, 97 Clopton: 49. Blake Kendall, 94 Concordia: 4. Kade Meineka, 77; 32. Tad Deatherage, 90 Crest Ridge: 57. Dalton Evans, 96 Crystal City: 79. Griffin Morris, 109 Fayette: 12. Blake Dawson, 81 Galena: 4. Adam Cunningham, 77 Greenwood: 10. John Sharp, 79; 30. Jacob Kassing, 88 Iberia: 24. Tanner Duncan, 87; 57. Colten Piggott, 96 King City: 75. Collin Breckenridge, 104 La Plata: 36. Dylan Hemmerling, 91 Lincoln: 3. Bo Kroenke, 76 Louisiana: 24. Remington Feldewerth, 87 Lutie: 7. Kodi Shockey, 78 Marceline: 12. Jeffrey Hamilton, 81; 16. Rylan Chrisman, 84; 46. Colby Sims, 93 Maysville: 24. Austin Sweiger, 87 McAuley Catholic: 64. Arthur Vajeepiyanantanon, 98 Miller: 7. Presten Richardson, 78 Mound City: 24. Dylan Marrs, 87 New Covenant: Orrick: 41. Dylan Comstock, 92 Paris: 49. Adam Forrest, 94; 68. Chris Ebbesmeyer, 101 Purdy: 68. Tyler Keeler, 101


STLHIGHSCHOOLSPORTS.COM

05.15.2018 • Tuesday • M 2

BOYS GOLF • CLASS 4 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

sT. LOuIs POsT-dIsPaTCH • B9

BOYS GOLF • STATE ROUNDUP

O’Fallon Christian stands second in Class 2 team race BY STEVE OVERBEY sTLhighschoolsports.com

SUSAN PFANNMULLER • special to sTLhighschoolsports.com

Chaminade’s Zach Walsh lines up a putt during the Missouri Class 4 boys golf championships on Monday at Swope Memorial Golf Course in Kansas City. Walsh leads the tournament with a 5-under 67.

HALFWAY HOME

Chaminade’s Walsh fires 67, leads medalist race BY STEVE OVERBEY sTLhighschoolsports.com

Chaminade junior Zach Walsh made a pair of short putts on his first two holes Monday in the opening round of the Class 4 boys golf state golf championships at Swope Memorial Golf Course in Kansas City. The relatively easy 4- and 5-footers were not all that impressive. But the par putts provided Walsh with a major dose of confidence. “I felt like, ‘Ok this is going to be a good day,’ “ Walsh said It was better than just good. Walsh went on to fire a careerbest 5-under-par 67 to take the lead after the first round of the two-day, 36-hole affair. He sits two shots ahead of Ross Steelman from Columbia Rock Bridge, who shot a 69. Rock Bridge leads the team standings with a four-player score of 292. Rockhurst is second at 306 followed by Chaminade (307) and Jackson (308). Marquette is sixth with a 316. Walsh grabbed the lead after what he called a “disappointing” sectional round score of 77 last week. “I just stayed within myself and didn’t think about anything other than the shots,” Walsh said. “I feel like if I can do that, good things will happen.”

Walsh recorded five birdies and 13 pars. He punctuated his lightningquick start by just missing an eagle putt on the 451-yard, par-5 fifth hole on the way to a 3-under front nine. “Everything was pretty steady,” Walsh said. “I didn’t try to be too aggressive. I just made the shots when I had to.” Walsh, who finished his round with a nifty 7-footer for par, has spent the postseason under the radar. He carded a 69 to win the Bulldog Battle at WingHaven Country Club in April but fired a 75 in district play before struggling in the sectional round. “I like being in the background,” Walsh said. “Most of the time, I just play my game and don’t worry about anyone else.” Chaminade coach Jack Wilson said Walsh is capable of holding onto the lead. “He has the ability to put up some really low numbers, “ Wilson said. “He lipped out a couple of other birdie putts. His dad said he was really in the zone.” Walsh is trying to give the Red Devils back-to-back state champions. Joe Terschluse won the individual crown last spring. Also a soccer player, Walsh fin-

ished in a tie for 12th at state last season. “I just have to stay strong mentally,” Walsh said. Chaminade senior Colin Stolze shot a 5-over 77 on Monday and Josh Heidenry recorded an 81. Michael Bugyis posted an 82. The Red Devils finished third at state each of the last two seasons. Kirkwood senior Carson Postal fired a 3-over 75 and sits within striking distance heading into Tuesday’s final round. Postal, who is headed to the University of Missouri-St. Louis, is the first player from Kirkwood to reach the state tournament four times. He had struggled in his three prior opening rounds with scores of 86, 82 and 81. “I’m in a spot where if I could start going low again (Tuesday), I can definitely put pressure on the guys who are on the lead,” Postal said. Postal shot an even par 36 over his final nine holes. “At the start, I struggled to hit some greens, but I made some par saves to get going,” Postal said. De Smet junior Brennan Dolnick is in a five-way tie for fourth at 1-over-73 along with Kegan Niles of Timberland and Louie Perotti of St. Louis U. High.

Patrick Turner had a hunch. The O’Fallon Christian boys golf coach felt that his team had a shot at making some noise in the state tournament from the very beginning of the campaign. But he kept those opinions quiet — at least until the last few weeks. “I always knew that our top three players were solid,” Turner said. “It was the fourth and fifth guys, they’ve come along and really made things work.” The Eagles continued their magical run with a strong performance in the first round of the Class 2 state tournament at Meadow Acres Lake Country Club in New Bloomfield on Monday. O’Fallon Christian, which has never won a state team trophy, carded a four-player score of 335 and sits in second place behind powerful Bishop LeBlond (302) entering the final day of the 36-hole tournament. Palmyra and California are tied for third (348). St. Pius X of Festus is eighth (406). Sophomore Gunner Stugart led a balanced attack with an 8-over-par 80. He is in a five-way tie for ninth place. The Eagles, as usual, received solid performances up and down their lineup. Seniors Matthew Hahs (81) and Andrew Ayres (85) added depth. Ayres recorded a career-best performance including a 38 on the back nine. Senior Caleb Sandy (89) rounded out the scoring. The Eagles finished seventh in their only other trip to the state tournament in 2014. They were coming off their first ever sectional championship. “Some of the guys weren’t at their best early today, but they hung in there and kept getting bet-

ter,” Turner said. “I like our chances (for second). I like the way we’re playing.

CLASS 3

Borgia senior Will Schroeder and Lutheran South junior Zach Shirley are within striking distance for medalist honors in the rain-delayed Class 3 tournament at Old Kinderhook in Camdenton. Schroeder fired a 1-over 72 and sits two strokes off the pace. Shirley shot a 3-over 74. “I didn’t really get hot,” Schroeder said. “I just birdied the holes I should have.” Schroeder plans on attending the University of Kentucky, but he will not play competitive golf there. He realizes that the state tournament might signify the end of his career. “I just want to keep playing the way I have been,” Schroeder said. The Class 3 tournament was delayed by rain three times and only a handful of players got to complete their rounds, so no official leaders were posted. The first round will conclude at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The final round is set to begin at approximately 10 a.m. Shirley was not razorsharp, but he still managed to stay within striking distance. He is looking forward to the final round. “It definitely wasn’t my, “A,” game,” Shirley said. “But, I recovered and it ended up OK.” Shirley started on fire and was 2-under at the turn. He missed a couple short putts, including a 4-footer, on the back nine.

CLASS 1

Max Floyd of Barat Academy shot a 77 and sits in fourth place in the Class 1 tournament Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield. Floyd, who finished third at state last season, is seven strokes behind leader Jett Simmons of Gallatin.

DAY 1 SCOREBOARD CLASS 4 At Swope Memorial, Kansas City (72)

Team standings: 1. Rock Bridge 292, 2. Rockhurst 306, 3. Chaminade 307, 4. Jackson 308, 5. Glendale 314, 6. Marquette 316, 7. Liberty (KC) 330, 8. Jefferson City 338 Top 15 individuals: 1. Zach Walsh, Chaminade, 67; 2. Ross Steelman, Rock Bridge, 69; 3. Dawson Meek, Glendale, 70; 4. (tie) Nathan Woolard, Poplar Bluff, 73; Hunter Niles, Timberland, 73; Louie Perotti, SLUH, 73; Brennan Dolnick, De Smet, 73; Liam Coughlin, Rockhurst, 73; 9. (tie) Zach Bohmer, Ritenour, 74; Sean Minor, Rock Bridge, 74; Tanner Walton, Jackson, 74; Tanner Collins, Liberty North, 74; Sam Rentschler, Rock Bridge, 74; Tyler Linenbroker, Marquette, 74; 15. Hudson Dubinski, Rock Bridge, 75; David Meindl, Timberland, 75; Greg Mitchals, Willard, 75; Carson Postal, Kirkwood, 75; Dawson Roberts, Staley, 75 Team scores Rock Bridge: 2. Ross Steelman, 69; 9. Sean Minor, 74; 9. Sam Rentschler, 74; 15. Hudson Dubinski, 75; 24. Keith Schaezler, 77 Rockhurst: 4. Liam Coughlin, 73; 20. Michael Bessenbacher, 76; 34. Thomas Benninghoff, 78; 41. Jacob Propeck, 79; 46. Hale St. Clair, 80 Chaminade: 1. Zach Walsh, 67; 24. Colin Stolze, 77; 52. Josh Heindenry, 81; 59. Michael Bugyis, 82; 67. Jack Guyot, 84 Jackson: 9. Tanner Walton, 74; 24. Carsen Silliman, 77; 24. Jaden Hightower, 77; 46. Case Engelhart, 80; 89. Seth Waters, 93 Glendale: 3. Dawson Meek, 70; 24. Conner Obert, 77; 46. Jonathon Dixon, 80; 78. Colyer Kuntz, 87; 84. Lucas Ogden, 90 Marquette: 9. Tyler Linenbroker, 74; 34. Blake Mazzola, 78; 76. Chris Kreh, 86; 76. Jack Cronin, 86 Liberty-KC: 24. Michael Garcia, 77; 52. David Dobbler, 81; 71. Jack Harman, 85; 78. Cooper Stiles, 87; 84. Michael Ricker, 90 Jefferson City: 41. Nathan Erickson, 79; 52. Brett Trowbridge, 81; 78. Michael Davidson, 87; 87. Michael Craighead, 91 Other individuals Battle: 67. Cole Deppe, 84 Blue Springs South: 34. Grant Williamson, 78 Camdenton: 71. Spencer Melville, 85 Carthage: 46. Robert Sager, 80; 62. Austin Musche, 83 CBC: 24. Brandon DiMemmo, 77 De Smet: 4. Brennan Dolnick, 73 Eureka: 34. Jack Moran, 78 Fort Zumwalt East: 24. Nick Heimann, 77 Fort Zumwalt West: 20. Braden Hoisington, 76 Francis Howell: 71. Kirk Brewster, 85 Hickman: 34. Luke Manary, 78 Joplin: 81. Fielding Campbell, 88; 83. Joel Martin, 89 Kickapoo: 46. Logan Smith, 80; 88. Jacob Hendricks, 92 Kirkwood: 15. Carson Postal, 75 Lafayette: 41. Max Kreikemeier, 79; 67. Geoff Ladue, 84 Lebanon: 24. Hayden Brogdon, 77; 52. Cooper Hess, 81; 62. Tryn Titus, 83 Lee’s Summit: 52. Jackson McGuire, 81 Lee’s Summit North: 59. Michael Foster, 82; 62. Kohlin Hicks, 83 Lee’s Summit West: 34. James O’Connor, 78 Liberty North: 9. Tanner Collins, 74; 34. Daniel Duffin, 78 Lindbergh: 84. Nat Conroy, 90 Ozark: 52. Kelby Day, 81 Park Hill : 67. Ryan Graves, 84 Park Hill South: 62. Jay Threaddgill, 83 Parkway Central: 59. James Shertshoff, 82 Poplar Bluff: 4. Nathan Woolard, 73; 52. Justin Pierce, 81 Raymore-Peculiar: 62. Chase Martel, 83 Ritenour: 9. Zach Bohmer, 74 Rolla: 41. Matthew Drallmeier, 79 SLUH: 4. Louie Perotti, 73; 20. Ray Winter, 76; 20. Jack Wachter, 76 St. Joseph Central: 24. Jacob Mikesch, 77 Staley: 15. Dawson Roberts, 75; 81. Nathan Thompson, 88 Timberland: 4. Hunter Niles, 73; 15. David Meindl, 75; 46. Grant Wolfe, 80 Vianney: 41. Josh Kleinheider, 79 Washington: 71. Logan McPherson, 85 Webster Groves: 71. Drew Schwager, 85 Willard: 15. Greg Mitchals, 75

CLASS 3 At Old Kinderhook, Camdenton Team standings: Postponed by rain

Houston: 57. Thomas Smith, 93 Lafayette County: 34. JJ McCoy, 87 Lamar: 49. Isaiah Cleveland, 90 Lawson: 15. Jack Evans, 82 Licking: 60. James Swan, 94 Lutheran St. Charles: 15. Robert Foshage, 82; 24. Josh Thomason, 84 Macon: 6. Evan Gresham, 79; 41. Jack Rose, 88 Maryville: 6. Matthew Madden, 79; 24. Trenton Shell, 84; 26. Connor Durbin, 85 Montgomery County: 9. Aubrey Nelson, 80 Mountain View-Liberty: 15. Matthew Price, 82; 85. Gabriel McClellan, 110 Plattsburg: 41. Garrett Stephens, 88 Richmond: 67. Tim Hamilton, 96 Saxony Lutheran: 54. Olivia Voelker, 92 Spokane: 19. Christian Cooper, 83 St. James: 82. Isaac Helterbrand, 108 St. Michael the Archangel: 67. John DiMarco, 96; 74. Stuart Shatto, 98 Strafford: 19. Taylor Stone, 83 Summit Christian: 49. Alex Brown, 90 Tolton: 19. Joseph Fallis, 83; 41. Thomas Cleek, 88 Trenton: 3. Lathan Croy, 75 Valley Park: 71. Jack Burkert, 97 Versailles: 6. Ori Bartlett, 79; 78. Garrett Boatright, 102 West County: 63. Reid Pratt, 95 Whitfield: 34. Clay Strege, 87

CLASS 1 At Rivercut, Springfield (72)

SUSAN PFANNMULLER • special to sTLhighschoolsports.com

Ritenour’s Zachary Bohmer follows through on his tee shot during the opening round of the Missouri Class 4 boys golf state championships Monday at Swope Memorial Golf Course in Kansas City. CLASS 2 At Meadow Lake Acres, New Bloomfield (72)

Team standings: 1. St. Joseph LeBlond 302, 2. O’Fallon Christian 335, 3. California 348, 3. Palmyra 348, 5. South Harrison 363, 6. Mount Vernon 370, 7. Willow Springs 371, 8. St. Pius X 406 Top 15 individuals: 1. Hank Lierz, St. Joseph LeBlond, 69; 2. Brooke Jungbluth, St. Joseph LeBlond, 71; 3. Lathan Croy, Trenton, 75; 4. (tie) Laithan Sublette, Palmyra, 76; Jeffrey Johnson, St. Joseph LeBlond, 76; 6. (tie) Evan Gresham, Macon, 79; Ori Bartlett, Versailles, 79; Matthew Madden, Maryville, 79; 9. (tie) Tanner Brandow, Centralia, 80; Aubrey Nelson, Montgomery County, 80; Matt Hurt, California, 80; Ethan Green, Hamilton, 80; Gunner Stugart, O’Fallon Christian, 80; 14. Matthew Hahs, O’Fallon Christian, 81; 15. (tie) Hadley Louderbaugh, Buffalo, 82; Jack Evans, Lawson, 82; Robert Foshage, Lutheran St. Charles, 82; Matthew Price, Mountain View-Liberty, 82 Team scores St. Joseph LeBlond (302): 1. Hank Lierz, 69; 2. Brooke Jungbluth, 71; 4. Jeffrey Johnson, 76; 33. Mitch Robinson, 86; 34. Owen Jungbluth, 87 O’Fallon Christian (335): 9. Gunner Stugart, 80; 14. Matthew Hahs, 81; 26. Andrew Ayers, 85; 46. Caleb Sandy, 89; 82. Caleb Creelman, 108 California (348): 9. Matt Hurt, 80; 26. Jordan Geiser, 85; 26. Jordan Bondurant, 85; 74. Liam Glenn, 98; 82. Chris Cassil,

108 Palmyra (348): 4. Laithan Sublette, 76; 49. Mason Burch, 90; 49. Brock Bollin, 90; 54. Brady Shively, 92; 71. Ragar McKinney, 97 South Harrison (363): 34. Austin Lasher, 87; 46. Grant Taylor, 89; 54. Koltyn Smith, 92; 63. Cole Taylor, 95 Mount Vernon (370): 34. Curtis Wendler, 87; 46. Reuben Randolph, 89; 63. Kaden Killingsworth, 95; 76. Ryan Cota, 99; 88. Josh Jarvis, 115 Willow Springs (371): 26. Brandon Marcak, 85; 60. Ryan Cawvey, 94; 67. Devin Osborn, 96; 67. Jackson Bailey, 96; 79. Michael Cawvey, 104 St. Pius X (406): 19. Nick Sippel, 83; 79. Andy Rocca, 104; 81. John Herrell, 105; 87. Colten Richey, 114 Other individuals Arcadia Valley: 71. Austin Emert, 97; 89. Austin Wren, 117 Ash Grove: 49. Matthew Keller, 90 Ava: 86. Drew Adams, 113 Barstow: 19. Richard Bray, 83 Blair Oaks: 34. Jake Closser, 87; 57. Jarod Steinbeck, 93 Buffalo: 15. Hadley Louderbaugh, 82 Centralia: 9. Tanner Brandow, 80; 41. Nic Brooks, 88 Clearwater: 26. Brett Jackson, 85 Clever: 41. Jason Cochran, 88 Diamond: 57. Bryce Sprague, 93 Duchesne: 76. Sean Walsh, 99 Elsberry: 34. Tanner Marre, 87 Fair Grove: 26. Gaven Peterie, 85; 63. Thomas Bruemmer, 95 Hamilton: 9. Ethan Green, 80; 60. Nicholaus Wyckoff, 94

Team standings: 1. Gallatin 340, 2. Bloomfield 349, 3. Westran 350, 4. Thomas Jefferson Independent 371, 5. Linn 383, 6. Mid-Buchanan 385, 7. Van-Far 396, 8. Lockwood 408 Top 15 individuals: 1. Jett Simmons, Gallatin, 71; 2. Holden Duckworth, Bloomfield, 75; 3. Bo Kroenke, Lincoln, 76; 4. (tie) Max Floyd, Barat, 77; Adam Cunningham, Galena, 77; Kade Meineka, Concordia, 77; 7. (tie) Presten Richardson, Miller, 78; Trey Burton, Westran, 78; Kodi Shockey, Lutie, 78; 10. John Sharp, Greenwood, 79; 11. Kanon Kendrick, South Shelby, 80; 12. (tie) Blake Dawson, Fayette, 81; Jeffrey Hamilton, Marceline, 81; Avery Hammond, Westran, 82; Peyton Bell, Bloomfield, 83 Team scores Gallatin (340): 1. Jett Simmons, 71; 21. Gabriel Cole, 86; 36. Logan Burns, 91; 41. Colin Beck, 92; 49. Haden Bradford, 94 Bloomfield (349): 2. Holden Duckworth, 75; 15. Peyton Bell, 83; 32. Dustin Debeaux, 90; 68. Levi Clary, 101; 76. Brant Hobbs, 107 Westran (350): 7. Trey Burton, 78; 14. Avery Hammond, 82; 52. Michael Haynie, 95; 52. Corbin Brockleman, 95; 79. Alec Botkins, 109 Thomas Jefferson Independent (371): 19. Owen D’Amour, 85; 41. Luke Kirk, 92; 41. Aaron Wells, 92; 72. Andrew Lown, 102; 84. Dustin Turnbow, 125 Linn (383): 36. Alek Peters, 91; 52. Ethan Russell, 95; 57. James McCuskey, 96; 68. Nicholas Kucsik, 101; 74. Kole Peters, 103 Mid-Buchanan (385): 32. Tristen Dye, 90; 46. Jameson Gentry, 93; 52. Noah Hughes, 95; 76. Boston deJong, 107; 83. Timothy Speer, 119 Van-Far (396): 24. Jayson Orr, 87; 30. Rylee Hanson, 88; 64. Brayden Christian, 98; 78. Ethan Winders, 108; 82. Zane Allen, 113 Lockwood (408): 19. Roy Snider, 85; 52. Reese Fyfe, 95; 61. Justin Nentrup, 97; 85. Jack Purinton, 131; 87. Blaine Garver, 143 Other individuals Barat: 4. Max Floyd, 77 Belle: 61. Tyler Miller, 97 Clopton: 49. Blake Kendall, 94 Concordia: 4. Kade Meineka, 77; 32. Tad Deatherage, 90 Crest Ridge: 57. Dalton Evans, 96 Crystal City: 79. Griffin Morris, 109 Fayette: 12. Blake Dawson, 81 Galena: 4. Adam Cunningham, 77 Greenwood: 10. John Sharp, 79; 30. Jacob Kassing, 88 Iberia: 24. Tanner Duncan, 87; 57. Colten Piggott, 96 King City: 75. Collin Breckenridge, 104 La Plata: 36. Dylan Hemmerling, 91 Lincoln: 3. Bo Kroenke, 76 Louisiana: 24. Remington Feldewerth, 87 Lutie: 7. Kodi Shockey, 78 Marceline: 12. Jeffrey Hamilton, 81; 16. Rylan Chrisman, 84; 46. Colby Sims, 93 Maysville: 24. Austin Sweiger, 87


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'15 Honda Pilot EX-L Sunroof, 4WD, 44K Miles, $26,490 #V18180A

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'13 Hyundai Azera: Smoke Gray, Carfax 1 Owner, Nav, Backup Camera $12,770 #42704A

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'13 Chevy Silverado LTZ: 4WD, 39xxx Miles, Z71 Pkg $30,490 #V17159A

'17 Chevy Colorado: 7K, Local Trade, Crew Cab $29,990 #M9021A

'06 Chevy Colorado: LT, Z85, Ext Cab, 4x4, Black $8,990 #42649A

'11 Buick Enclave: $16,995 #180421B DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '16 Cadillac SRX: Luxury, AWD, 30K, Certified $27,490 #C8747

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'12 Cadillac SRX: Stk #180697A Call Today! DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '17 Chevrolet Tahoe: LT, 1 Owner Clean Carfax, GM Certified PreOwned, 3rd Row, $41,444 #P9027

'17 Chevrolet Suburban: Premier, 1 Owner Clean Carfax, 4WD, Backup Camera, Remote Start, $48,444 #P9026

'12 Chevy Silverado: LT, Crew Cab, 4x4, Loaded $23,969 #P6406A '04 Chevy Tahoe: 4 Wheel Drive, Z-71 Package $9,490 #V18245C '15 Chevy Silverado: LT, Crew Cab, 4x4, One Owner, GM Certified $29,969 #42190A

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'15 Ford Explorer: Sport, Quad Seats, Nav, Pano Roof $36,990 #B9079

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'05 Dodge Dakota: SLT, Quad Cab, 4WD $10,966 #P06731 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

'15 Ram 1500 Longhorn: Crew Cab, 35K Miles, 5.7L V-8 4x4 $34,444 #P9215

Porsche

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'14 Buick Encore: $12,636 Stock #180295A DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

'10 Dodge Ram: SLT, Crew Cab, 4x4, Chromes $17,969 #42631A

'17 CTS: Luxury, AWD, Crystal White, Navigation $36,490

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'17 BMW 320i: xDrive, 2.0L I-4 Cyl, AWD, 23K Miles $30,999 #11631A

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'15 BMW M3: Sakhir Orange Metallic, 3.0L I-6 Cyl, RWD, $44,444 #P9154

'16 Chevy Silverado: 1500, LT, Crew Cab, Black, 4x4, 5.3L V-8 $33,444 #79052A

Dodge '17 Dodge Charger: R/T 392, 16K Miles, Just Arrived $40,490 #B9157

'07 BMW 335i: 2 Door Convertible, Auto, 59K, $12,990 #V18226B

'18 BMW 430i: Convertible, Melbourne Red metallic, RWD, $38,999 #P9253

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'15 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Overland, 4WD, Loaded!! Black, $29,990 #B8786A

Chrysler

Ford '15 GMC Yukon XL 1500: SLT, 59K Miles, 5.3L V-8 4x4 $37,999 #78594A

Sport Utility '17 Ford Expedition: EL, Limited, 4WD, Nav, Black #B9070 $37,490

'18 Infiniti Q50: 3.5L V-6, AWD, $32,444 #P9217

Kia '17 Audi S3 2.0T Premium: Navarra Blue, 18K Miles, $38,444 #28679A

Chevrolet Trucks

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'15 Audi A8 L : 4.0L TFSI V8, Quattro, 36K Miles, Phantom Black Pearl $44,999 #P9206

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'17 Infiniti QX80: 5.6L V-8, AWD, Black Obsidian, 32K Miles $46,999 #P9231

'18 Infiniti Q50: 3.0L V-6, AWD, Hagane Blue $30,444 #P9228

'14 Infiniti QX80: Theater Package, 5.6L V-8 cyl, 4x4, 48K Miles, $38,999 #P9201

'17 Infiniti QX80: Liquid Platinum, 5.6L V-8, AWD $49,565 #P9169

'14 Infiniti QX80: Moonlight White, Theater Package, 5.6L V-8 4x4, $32,565 #P9166

'18 Infiniti QX60: Liquid Platinum, 3.5L V-6, FWD, $38,999 #P9254

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'17 Jeep Grand Cherokee: 3.6L, V-6, 4x4, Bright White, Limited $31,999 #12067B

'15 Lincoln Navigator: 4WD, White Diamond, 1 Owner $39,990 #C18164A

'15 Jeep Grand Cherokee: LTD, 4WD, Nav, Sunroof, Black, 32K Miles $30,890 #B9073

'11 Kia Sportage: Loaded, Very Clean $9,769 #35029A

'13 Lincoln MKX: Loaded, Very Clean $16,760 #P6270A

'17 Lincoln Navigator: Bluetooth, Backup Camera, Sunroof, 3rd Row Seating, $40,444 #P9025

'16 Land Rover Discovery: White with Tan, 24K, Just Arrived $37,490 #B9179

'16 Jeep Compass Latitude: FWD, Remote Start, Heated Front Seats $14,932 #P6447

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'14 Toyota FJ Cruiser AT: Black, 4.0L V-6 4x4 $30,999 #P9155

'13 Dodge Grand Caravan: SXT, Clean Carfax, Loaded! $11,569 #P6320A

'17 Volkswagen Tiguan: SEL, Nav, Pano Roof, Fender Audio, 10K $23,990 $V18043A

'08 Dodge Grand Caravan: SXT, One Owner, Clean Carfax $6,990 #42738A

'17 Mazda Mazda CX-9: Grand Touring, Mazda Certified Pre-Owned, Low Miles, $34,444 #11116

'16 Lincoln MKX: Reserve, Black, AWD, Nav, Loaded $39,990 #B8906

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'14 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Laredo, 4x4, M/R, Loaded $16,569 #33604A

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'03 Chevy Venture: Very Clean, Only 63K Miles, $4,990 #42795AA

'17 Nissan Armada: SL, AWD, Silver $39,990 #V18235A

'16 Toyota Sequoia: Platinum, 5.7L V8, One Owner Clean Carfax, DVD, 4WD $43,444 #28439A

'07 Chrys Town & Country Won't Last!! $4,990 #P6334A '16 Jeep Patriot Latitude: Black, 38K Miles, Remote Start, $14,890 #P6445

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'15 Jeep Grand Cherokee: LTD, 4x4, Loaded, One Owner, Clean Carfax $28,969 #P6434A

'16 Jeep Wrangler: Unlimited, Rubicon, 4x4, Clean Carfax one Owner, Firecracker Red, 4WD, $29,444 #79310C

'14 Nissan Murano: LE, AWD, Nav, Power Roof $19,990 #B8835

'17 Maserati Levante: 7K Miles, 3.0L V-6, AWD $61,444 #P9149

'09 Chrys Town & Country: Loaded, Very Clean, $8,769 #42224A

'13 Land Rover Range Rover: SE, 5.0L V-8 cyl, 63K Miles, Firenze Red $50,444 #P9203

'16 Mazda CX-5: Touring, AWD, Certified $18,990 #M8894

'15 Nissan Rogue: SV, One Owner, Clean Carfax, $18,776 #35474A

'14 Land Rover Range Rover: 5.0L V8 Supercharged, 4x4, $51,444 #P9120

'17 Mazda CX-5: Touring, FWD, 4K $24,990 #M17341R

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STAY IN TOUCH FIND ANSWERS WEATHER • Low 70, High 87 • Winds WSW 5-10 mph

TODAY ACROSS THE U.S.

Warm with a few storms possible

A few storms are possible across the St. Louis area, mainly later today into tonight, as a frontal boundary pushes farther southward. It will still be warm with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. Warm conditions along with spotty storms are forecast through this weekend. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

24-HOUR FORECAST

MORNING

LUNCH

73°

DRIVE

83°

85°

Partly sunny, Partly sunny, Few storms isolated storms isolated storms possible

BEDTIME

74°

Few storms possible

90s 60s

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66 69 58 67 68 63 68 65 67 60 67 66

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Chicago 58 / 71

Flood Stage

Current Level

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Kansas City 6 6 /8 1

Kirksville 61 / 79

Joplin 68 / 83

Springfield 6 7/ 8 2

St. Louis 70 / 87 Poplar Bluff 68 / 89

Carbondale 69/89

+ 0.15 + 0.21 + 0.22 + 0.33 + 0.21 0.00 + 0.09 - 0.06 - 0.03 + 0.16

Very unhealthy

Good

TODAY’S UV INDEX Min.

Very high The higher the UV index number, the greater the need for skin protection.

POLLEN COUNTS Monday, May 14th Tree - 48 (moderate), Grass - 359 (high), Mold - 5,732 (low) HEATING DEGREE DAYS Yesterday 0 Month (Total) 0 Season 4606 Year Ago 3394 Flood Stage

Current Level

ILLINOIS RIVER La Salle 20 14.58 Peoria 18 12.31 Beardstown 14 10.51 MERAMEC RIVER Sullivan 15 3.32 Valley Park 16 0.94 Arnold 24 18.18 BOURBEUSE RIVER Union 15 2.20 OHIO RIVER Cairo 40 32.09 Maps and weather data provided by:

24-Hr Change

+ 0.57 - 0.02 - 0.11 - 0.02 - 0.05 + 0.03 - 0.08 - 0.96

SUN & MOON

New May 15 Sunrise

First May 21

Full May 29

5:49 AM Sunset

Last Jun 6 8:06 PM

Moonrise 6:15 AM Moonset 8:26 PM

New moon occurs today starting lunation 1180. The lunar phase cycle takes 29.5 days to complete one lunation. This is called a synodic month, which serves as the basis for our month. SOURCE: McDonnell Planetarium

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

Current Level

24-Hr Change

359.39 362.25 497.91 657.83 705.86 671.89 916.53 841.34 596.18 408.73 605.65 443.83

+ 0.09 - 0.55 - 0.46 - 0.02 + 0.01 + 0.07 0.00 + 0.02 - 0.02 - 0.03 + 0.02 - 0.04

Get more river & lake stage information at 636-441-8467

Hawaii High: 87°

Jet Stream

Clusters of showers and thunderstorms are expected to move across portions of the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Ohio Valley, and Midwest in association with a frontal boundary. Some tropical moisture will continue to bring showers and some storms to much of Florida and parts of the Southeast. Parts of the Great Basin, Intermountain West, and central Rockies will see a few storms develop as well. Today L H

60 Albany, N.Y. Albuquerque 56 Anchorage 39 Atlanta 69 Atlantic City 62 Baltimore 68 Billings 45 Biloxi, Ms. 69 Birmingham 69 Bismarck 48 Boise 54 Boston 62 Buffalo 59 Burlington, Vt. 58 Charleston, S.C. 70 Charleston, W.V. 67 Charlotte 69 Cheyenne 40 Chicago 58 Cincinnati 69 Cleveland 63 Colorado Spgs. 47 Concord, N.H. 55 Dallas 71 Daytona Beach 71 Denver 47 Des Moines 62 Destin, Fl. 71 Detroit 61 68 El Paso 69 Evansville 38 Fairbanks 47 Fargo 34 Flagstaff 72 Fort Myers 46 Great Falls 54 Green Bay 61 Hartford 70 Honolulu 69 Houston 69 Indianapolis 68 Jackson, Ms. 40 Juneau 75 Key West 65 Las Vegas 71 Little Rock 54 Los Angeles 72 Louisville

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TODAY AROUND THE WORLD City Acapulco Amsterdam Athens Baghdad Bangkok Barbados Beijing Berlin Budapest Buenos Aires Cairo Calgary Cancun Cape Town Dublin Frankfurt

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TODAY’S AIR QUALITY

Wintry Mix

80s

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MISSOURI RIVER 32 15.22 Kansas City Jefferson City 23 11.16 Hermann 21 10.11 Washington 20 7.95 St. Charles 25 14.49 MISSISSIPPI RIVER 16 19.82 Hannibal 15 18.34 Louisiana 25 28.71 Dam 24 26 28.22 Dam 25 18 18.83 Grafton 419 413.60 M.Price, Pool 21 16.43 M.Price, Tail. 30 20.87 St Louis 27 23.04 Chester Cape Girardeau 32 27.43

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80s

80s

Alaska Low: 25°

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RIVER STAGES

0.00” 1.20” 2.04” 17.08” 13.69”

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PRECIPITATION Last 24 hrs Month (Total) Month (Normal) Year (Total) Year (Normal)

93° 73° 76° 57° 93° 55° 86° 62°

90s

Slight chance Partly cloudy, Slight chance of storms isolated storms of storms

ALMANAC Asof7P.M.atLambertField TEMPERATURES High (3:50 p.m.) Low (5:51 a.m.) Average High Average Low Record High (2013) Record Low (2014) High Last Year Low Last Year

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TODAY IN THE BI-STATE AREA Missouri Branson Cape Girardeau Columbia Farmington Jefferson City Joplin Kansas City Kirksville Rolla Springfield St. Joseph Union West Plains

70s

90s WEDNESDAY THURSDAY

Low: 26° Grand Canyon, Arizona

80s

60s

4-DAY FORECAST

National Extremes High: 98° Presidio, Texas

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SALLY FORTH • By Francesco Marciuliano and Jim Keefe

BABY BLUES • By Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

PEARLS BEFORE SWINE • By Stephan Pastis GARFIELD • By Jim Davis

MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM • By Mike Peters

DEFLOCKED • By Jeff Corriveau

MUTTS • By Patrick McDonnell

PRICKLY CITY • By Scott Stantis

PICKLES • By Brian Crane

HI AND LOIS • By Brian and Greg Walker and Chance Browne

RHYMES WITH ORANGE • By Hilary B. Price

BEETLE BAILEY • By Mort and Greg Walker

BREAKING CAT NEWS • By Georgia Dunn

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EV2 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH BRIDGE TIPS • BOB JONES East-West vulnerable, South deals NORTH ♠6 ♥8 ♦A 9 8 7 3 2 ♣A K 10 9 2 WEST EAST ♠K 8 7 ♠Q J 10 9 2 ♥K Q 6 3 ♥7 4 ♦K Q 6 4 ♦J 5 ♣Q 8 ♣J 7 6 4 SOUTH ♠A 5 4 3 ♥A J 10 9 5 2 ♦10 ♣5 3 The bidding: SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST 1♥ Pass 2♦ Pass 2♥ Pass 3♣ Pass 3♠ Pass 4♣ Pass 4♥ All pass Opening lead: King of ♦ Opening the bidding with the South hand is reasonable, and one heart seems better than two hearts, but South never found a fit and the final contract was pretty ugly. Perfect timing in the play, however, saved the day. South won the opening diamond lead with dummy’s ace and immediately ruffed a diamond. Dummy was reentered with the ace of clubs to lead another diamond. East ruffed with the seven and was over-ruffed by declarer’s nine.

NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD A club to dummy’s king was followed by another diamond, ruffed by South with the five. The ace of spades and a spade ruff left this position: NORTH ♠Void ♥Void ♦9 8 ♣10 9 2 WEST EAST ♠K ♠Q J ♥K Q 6 3 ♥4 ♦Void ♦Void ♣Void ♣J 7 SOUTH ♠5 4 ♥A J 10 ♦Void ♣Void South led a diamond from dummy and discarded a spade when East ruffed. West had no answer. Whatever West did, South would play his remaining spade on the next trick, if he could, and be certain to take two of the last three tricks. A low trump from West at trick one would have defeated the contract, but who would fault West for his diamond lead? (05/15/18)

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33 Japanese farewell 35 Woody Allen emotion 39 Court fig. 40 Grub or maggot 43 Top-notch 44 “Whoopee!” 46 1948 Triple Crown winner 48 Mrs. Addams, to Gomez 51 Star’s spot at Christmas 52 Big school event attended by parents 56 Source of PIN money? 57 Spasm 58 Marx who co-wrote “The Communist Manifesto” 59 Manhattan, for one: abbr. 61 One-half base x height, for a triangle

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If May 15 is your birthday • This year you forge ahead to create much more of what you desire. If you are single, you could meet someone from out of the blue who shakes up the status quo. If you are attached, make your sweetie more of a priority. Gemini often flirts with you, which could cause a problem for you.

WORD GAME May 15 WORD — COOLANT (COOLANT: KOOL-ent: An agent that draws off heat in an engine.) Average mark 17 words. Time limit 25 minutes. Can you find 23 or more words in COOLANT? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY’S WORD — GLOXINIA oiling gain nail goal nilgai lain noil ling ailing lingo align lion along loan axil loin axing long RULES OF THE GAME: 1. Words must be of four or more letters. 2. Words that acquire four letters by the addition of “s,” such as “bats” or “dies,” are not allowed. 3. Additional words made by adding a “d” or an “s” may not be used. For example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “baking” are admissible. 4. Proper nouns, slang words, or vulgar or sexually explicit words are not allowed.

63 Undermined the confidence of 68 Volunteer’s offer 69 Start of a kid’s choosing rhyme 70 “Puppy Love” hitmaker, 1960 71 On deck 72 Church council 73 Sharp

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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. The stars show the kind of day you’ll have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH You have been overly concerned about your finances as of late. Assess which resources you are willing to work with. You see others transforming right in front of you. Tonight: Out late. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH In the morning, you won’t be too concerned about someone’s reaction to one of your ideas. You find that the unexpected takes on a new significance, starting today. Tonight: All smiles. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH You often are entertaining and/or witty. In the morning, you are unwilling to share some exciting news with others. A loved one might wonder what is going on with you. Tonight: Be yourself. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Prioritize what is happening around you. Success greets you more readily in the morning than later in the day. Know what you want, and go for it. A partner might not always agree with you. Tonight: Get some R and R. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Your sunny personality might make a loved one wish he or she could be as upbeat as you. Once you relax, you’ll be able to help others gain better control of their temper. Tonight: Where the crowds are. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH You have a way about you that draws many people toward you. You don’t often

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28 Constellation named for a stringed instrument 29 Present at birth 31 Wild animal that yips 34 Path followed by a shooting star 36 Eschew help 37 Supercilious sort 38 Local news hour, on some stations 41 “La Dolce ___”

42 Longfellow’s bell town 45 Sound on Old MacDonald’s farm 47 High home for a hawk 49 Scenic vistas, briefly 50 “Hiroshima” author John 52 Blemish on one’s reputation 53 “Odyssey” temptress

54 Alpine climbing tool 55 Swashbuckling Errol 60 Badlands locale: abbr. 62 Picnic pest 64 Grp. in a 1955 labor merger 65 “If only ___ listened ...” 66 Luau instrument, familiarly 67 Shade darker than beige

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express what is on your mind, but you might today. Learn to stay neutral and work with others’ suggestions. Tonight: Out and about. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Defer to others when making a key decision. Extremes play a substantial role in what goes on. A new beginning becomes possible. Share more with a key person. Tonight: Take the high ground. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH You could be tired and withdrawn after the morning. Others seek you out with expectations that you will help them. You might want to fulfill their expectations, but also try to make a decision just for you. Tonight: Leader of the gang.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You might believe that you need to put your nose to the grindstone this morning and clear out as much as possible. You could be tired and withdrawn. Tonight: With favorite people. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HH You could be so serious in the morning that others might not be sure if your mood is real. You finally will get into a groove by the afternoon and will clear out several projects and errands. Ask for a friend’s feedback if you’re not sure what to do. Tonight: Call it a night. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH You might feel stuck in the morning. As a result, you’ll want to make today a lazy day. Your mood could change quickly, as excitement gets your adrenaline rolling and a sense of naughtiness emerges. Tonight: Go for the moment.

WORDY GURDY

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH You say what you feel, and you could witness some strong reactions as a result. You could feel some uneasiness in the late afternoon, as you hear some unexpected news. Family, home and domestic matters flourish as the day goes on. Tonight: Head home and cozy up with a book. STLtoday.com/horoscopes Get expanded horoscope information: star charts, peak times, outlooks and Chinese Zodiac data.

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Mom desperate to stop teen’s outbursts

Dear Abby • I’m in my late 30s and moved away from my parents when I was 17. My husband doesn’t make a lot of money, but he gives me his whole paycheck for the household expenses every week. Because we live paycheck to paycheck, we rarely have much money left at the end of the month. But we make it. The issue is my parents. They are retired now and received a nice inheritance when my grandparents passed. They used the money to pay off every debt they had, and now they won’t stop telling me how to save money or how to spend it. Now that they’re financially stable, they seem to have forgotten they lived paycheck to

Dear Loving Mother • Much information is missing from your letter. What triggers your son’s violent episodes? Could he have a learning disability? Is he being teased or bullied, which might explain why he hit another student? Has he been ill, or could he have sensory integration difficulties? At 13, it’s too soon to throw up

paycheck when they were my age. I rarely speak to them anymore because of it. How can I get them to back off without starting a war? — PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK IN OHIO Dear Paycheck • All they have managed to accomplish is to put you on the defensive. However, has it not occurred to you that they’re dispensing financial advice because they are hoping to help you avoid some of the mistakes THEY made before they received that windfall? Listen politely, thank them for caring, discuss it with your husband, and decide if some of it applies in your situation. Then keep what you can use and discard the rest. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, Calif. 90069.

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your hands and give up. Because therapy and medication haven’t helped your son, I would have to ask what kind of therapist has been seeing him. When treatment doesn’t work, a patient may need a more comprehensive assessment — a second opinion or even a third. My suggestion would be to take him to a teaching hospital.

Dear Abby • I’m a mother of two boys, 13 and 12. My oldest son has become very abusive, both physically and emotionally. He has been arrested for hitting me and hitting his little brother. He was recently kicked off the bus for hitting another student and has also been locked out of school. I have tried therapy and medications for him, but he hasn’t changed. I’m at my wits’ end, ready to give up and hand him over to the court. He has both parents and a loving home. I don’t know what to do anymore. I love my son, but can no longer do this. Please tell me how to help him! — LOVING MOTHER IN TENNESSEE

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MISS MANNERS

No hugs, please — handshakes suffice and erotic stimuli. But then, in the inevitable yearning for respectability, it took on moral overtones. Promiscuous hugging was credited with demonstrating benevolence: a general love and acceptance of humanity. And it was touted as therapy: Hugging being an end in itself, it would bring comfort to the forlorn, no matter who administered it. It was at this stage that Miss Manners encountered one of the leading gurus on the subject. Not traveling in such circles, she did not recognize him, although she knew that they were both scheduled to address a book convention. Imagine her surprise when he told the audience that just previously, alone on the elevator with her, he had decided that she needed a hug but refrained because he thought she might not take it well. The idea was that surely any

Dear Miss Manners • With sexual harassment in the workplace getting so much attention these days, imagine how much happier we would all be if hugging were not permitted among co-workers. I am so tired of having my space invaded and feeling obligated to accept a hug. My skill at giving a light pat on the back or shoulder with minimal frontal touching is improving. However, a handshake can be equally affirming of one’s appreciation of another and is so civilized! Gentle Reader • Indeed. Over the years, Miss Manners has watched the hug become increasingly separated from the emotion that is supposed to prompt it. The bizarre notion that hugging should inspire affectionate goodwill, rather than express it, was promulgated in the pop psychology movement of the 1960s, perhaps not unrelated to chemical

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lady not so uptight would welcome a strange man’s grabbing her in the confines of an elevator. And now that hugging has been degraded to mean nothing more than an ordinary greeting, other ladies, perhaps not quite so uptight as Miss Manners prides herself on being (now that she knows the standard), are also in danger of being criticized. She agrees with you that the handshake is quite cordial enough for most situations, which would free the hug to mean something warmer. Meanwhile, she also recommends performing a slight wave in front of your face, accompanied by a regretful smile. The assumption will be that you have something catching, but so be it.

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When advice of two specialists’ conflicts FUNKY WINKERBEAN • By Tom Batiuk

Dear Dr. Roach • I am a snowbird who uses two different cardiologists for my health, and I am devoted to both of them. However, they have conflicting advice. I have coronary artery disease and had three stents placed in New York. I am an active 86-year-old woman who walks at least a mile daily and does light weights. My lab results are all normal. I take a daily baby aspirin and Plavix. I’ve done well with them. My Florida doctor wants me to discontinue the Plavix and take just the aspirin, but my New York doctor thinks I should keep the Plavix forever. I honestly don’t know the right course of action. — S.T.M.

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Answer • Both aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) work by decreasing the activity of platelets, the specialized blood cells that start to form clots. They have been shown to reduce blockages of stents, which hold open blood vessels that have been unblocked via a catheter in the heart. There are several different types of stents, and some of them have medications embedded in them, which release slowly over many months. These “drug-eluting ” stents require using both aspirin and clopidogrel for a longer period of time. There is some debate about how long to continue these medications, but I have not read any recommendations to continue them for more than 30 months. A study (the DAPT trial) used exact information about the person and the type of stent to make predictions about balancing risks, and the results of the study showed that in your case, using both aspirin and clopidogrel would reduce heart attack risk slightly, but at an increased risk of bleeding. Nonetheless, some cardiologists will continue both medications in some patients if there are no problems. It sounds like your New York cardiologist may have more knowledge about the stent, as it was performed in New York, so I would try to get the two of them to reach a consensus. There may be something about your particular case that warrants long-term treatment with these medications.

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