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Nations blasts Stenger over MetroLink debt

LOST OPPORTUNITY? Bi-State CEO says county chief ignored chance to refinance, save taxpayers $7.2 million

OTHER USES FOR FUNDS County Executive’s office decided to focus on improving MetroLink security, aide says

By JACoB BARKER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

eight-year post as head of the agency that oversees the region’s mass transit. “It would have been a tremendous savings to the taxpayers of St. Louis County.” The opportunity arose in early 2016, when Bi-State’s financial adviser, Columbia Capital Management, recommended refinancing the bonds used to build the MetroLink expansion to Shrewsbury. With interest rates lower at the time, the move would have saved $7.2 million over the life of the bonds, according to a February 2016 letter from the adviser.

The outgoing chief executive of Bi-State Development is criticizing St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger for what he says was a missed opportunity to refinance tens of millions of dollars in MetroLink debt that could have saved area taxpayers $7.2 million. “We approved it, the city (of St. Louis) approved it and we were never able to get a response to our request out of St. Louis County,” said John Nations, who announced last month he would leave his

MIKE MATHENy TALKS ABoUT HIS FIRING

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VIVE LA FRANCE! Rachel Souvre (center) of France celebrates the French victory Sunday over Croatia in the World Cup final as soccer fans gathered at the Amsterdam Tavern in St. Louis. Other fans included Mary Mathis of St. Louis (far left), Julia Curran (with flag of France on her cheek) and Curran’s husband, Romain Garnier (with megaphone), who is also French. WoRLd CUP CoVERAGE • SPoRTS, B1

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St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny watches a game last month between the Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium.

oN THE CARdINALS’ PRoBLEMS THIS yEAR:

‘I REALIZE I HAVE TO TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY. WHEN WE CAN’T GET THINGS GOING RIGHT, THAT’S MY JOB.’ oN THE TEAM’S PoSTSEASoN HoPES: PHOTO BY TIM VIZER

Parson trims funds for fast-track stroke, heart program

Expectations low for summit with Putin, Trump says

By SAMANTHA LISS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By JILL CoLVIN Associated Press

Health care providers across Missouri are worried about funding cuts to a program that has helped clinicians in their race against the clock in rushing stroke and heart attack patients to the most appropriate facility in the shortest amount of time. Advocates say the program has helped to improve coordinated care for patients through what is known as the state’s Time Critical Diagnosis System. The American Heart Association said the program had reduced the time it took to get patients treated, which can lead to better outcomes.

HELSINKI • President Donald Trump

named the European Union as a top adversary of the United States and denounced the news media as the “enemy of the people” before arriving in Helsinki on Sunday on the eve of his highstakes summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Trump and his top aides were downplaying expectations for Monday’s summit as Trump continued to rattle allies by lumping in the EU with Russia and China after barnstorming across Europe, causing chaos at the recent NATO summit and in a trip to the

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‘I STILL BELIEVE IN THIS TEAM, AND IF THEY GET IN, I LIKE THEIR CHANCES WHEN THEY GET THERE.’ By RICK HUMMEL • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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eposed Cardinals manager Mike Matheny took the high road Sunday. He threw no daggers at anyone in the organization for his abrupt dismissal after Saturday’s come-from-ahead 8-2 loss here to Cincinnati. “I’ve got nothing but gratitude,” Matheny said, “and this goes way back. I got two new lives with this organization, first when (manager) Tony La Russa and (pitching coach) Dave Duncan and (general manager) Walt Jocketty gave me a chance to have a second life as a player to play in a place I already called home.” See MATHENy • Page A4

MoRE CoVERAGE • SPoRTS, B1 DeWitt, Mozeliak seek a ‘fresh voice’ to lead Cardinals Hochman: Changes are rejuvenating for team that wants to win Frederickson: Interim manager Mike Shildt makes good impression From Girardi to Oquendo to McGwire: A look at the candidates

Change may hurt

Shooting on MetroBus

Unity is difficult, but region must pursue it

Man chases down, kills fellow passenger

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What if St. Louis was the answer? Not Florissant or Ferguson. Not Ballwin or Bella Vista. Not Kirkwood or Kinloch. Just St. Louis. It was the underlying challenge Vin Ko laid out to several hundred folks gathered at the base of the Gateway Arch earlier this month. Ko, who is on the board of the Asian-American Chamber of Commerce, was one of several speakers at the second ribbon-cutting at the remodeled Arch grounds. By now you’ve seen the picture or heard or read about the slight to people of color at the first ribbon-cutting. There were key city, county and state leaders preparing to re-open the region’s gem after years of construction and more than $300 million in investment, and the ribbon-cutters were all white. In some ways, the mishap was symbolic of the long history of race relations in St. Louis. At the center of that history — depending on your perspective — is the simple question that everybody in St. Louis asks: Where did you go to high school? For some, the question is seen as a dividing line, a reminder of class, so that a St. Louisan can immediately make a judgment of the background of the person they just met. For others, it’s simply a necessary question in a geopolitically

divided region in which its major city is separated from its major county of the same name, and that county has 88 municipalities, down from 90 a few years ago. Ko grew up in St. Louis. It wasn’t easy, he said. “Growing up in St. Louis, I’ve had to struggle with my place in the region,” he said. In St. Louis, we often define the racial divide as black and white, and more often than not, it is, but it’s so much more than that. Black, white and brown; Asian and Hispanic; Muslim, Jewish and Christian; gay and straight. Like most American cities, St. Louis is a melting pot, but it doesn’t always act like one. A big part of that divide has everything and nothing to do with race. Ever since the Great Divorce of 1876 that separated the city from the county, and the white flight decades later that carved the county up into tiny villages and municipalities, unity has been difficult in a city known worldwide for its Arch. “St. Louis isn’t the answer people are looking for when they ask where I’m from,” Ko told the crowd celebrating the city’s iconic national monument. I believe he was talking about race — as in: “What country are you from?” But he just as easily could have been discussing the high school question, which many people of color I know believe is intended to divide in a similar fashion. The beauty of the second Arch ribboncutting ceremony was that it pointed to a

path forward for St. Louis. “This is a beginning,” said the Rev. Darryl Gray. Being inclusive, he said, is intentional. But it’s not always easy. “St. Louis needs to change,” St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones said at the ribbon-cutting. “Not polite incremental change, but change that hurts.” It had to hurt Mayor Lyda Krewson just a little bit to sit through what Jones called “The People’s Ribbon-Cutting” — after being one of the participants in the allwhite version — and listen to her political rival rev up a crowd that liked what it heard from the treasurer. But there she was, during the second ribbon-cutting, smiling in the front row, a few spaces from Jones, as unity was the message of the day. It struck me that among those in the crowd that day was Arindam Kar, a lawyer with Bryan Cave who is part of the three-person task force put in place by nonprofit Better Together to listen to the greater St. Louis community and devise a plan to better unite our divided patchwork of inefficient governmental bodies. When that task force completes its work, whatever it proposes will hurt, so much so that a handful of municipalities have already passed resolutions to oppose the unifying measure that hasn’t been unveiled. Unity is hard. Whether it’s about race or lines on a map, unity sometimes hurts. But if St. Louis is ever going to stand alone as the unifying answer to the question, it’s the path a broken region must choose.

The man in this surveillance image is wanted in a fatal MetroBus shooting.

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Sunday a man suspected of shooting and wounding three Kansas City police officers, authorities said. The suspect died Sunday afternoon after barricading himself in a house in the southeast part of the city. He emerged from the home and was killed in an exchange of gunfire, police Chief Rick Smith told reporters. All three injured officers are expected to live. Police spokesman Sgt. Jacob Becchina said two officers were shot during an undercover operation at a motel less than 2 miles from Kauffman Stadium, where the Kansas City Royals play. The suspect then fled in a vehicle with another person, who was arrested when officers found the vehicle. The suspect barricaded himself inside of a home about a mile from the motel. He shot a third officer in the arm during the standoff, Smith said. The suspect was a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a University of Missouri-Kansas City student during a restaurant robbery earlier this month. “We’ve been looking for him all week,” Smith said. “This is the first time we laid eyes on him.” The student, Sharath Koppu, 25, was shot during an armed robbery at J’s Fish and Chicken Market on July 6. Koppu was a software engineer who came to the United States from India in January to pursue his master’s degree, according to the Kansas City Star. Police said the shooting of Koppu was caught on surveillance camera.

PEOPLE Rapper not ‘Sorry to Bother You’ if it means doing a good deed A Maine rapper surprised moviegoers with free tickets to a sci-fi satire movie. Rory Ferreira, who goes by the stage name Milo, bought all 129 seats to the 4:20 p.m. showing of the movie “Sorry to Bother You” at the Nickelodeon in Portland, Maine, on Saturday. Employees told patrons they could see a movie for free as they arrived at the theater. Ferreira said he was inspired by the movie’s director, Boots Riley, to do something good. The movie follows the story of a black telemarketer who takes on white speaking mannerisms to try to succeed at his job. ‘S-Town’ creators accused of exploiting subject’s life • The estate of the man at the center of the popular “S-Town” podcast is suing the show’s creators, saying they exploited details of his life for financial gain. Craig Cargile, the executor of John B. McLemore’s estate, filed the lawsuit Thursday in Bibb County, Ala. The lawsuit contends McLemore didn’t give permission to broadcast intimate details of his life. “S-Town” tells the story of McLemore, an antique clock restorer from Woodstock, Ala., who killed himself in 2015. “S-Town” executive producer Julie Snyder wrote in an email Saturday that the litigation “lacks merit.”

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Man wounds MetroBus rider, then follows him for fatal shot the news his friend had been killed. “It was just a shock to me,” Hayes said. “He’s not confrontational. ... This COOL VALLEY • A man on a MetroBus is crazy.” Pointer had four children and was shot a fellow passenger Saturday night, then followed the fleeing victim off the waiting for the mother of his children to get off work when they last spoke. bus to kill him, police say. “He doesn’t have no enemies,” Hayes The victim, Kenneth Pointer, 35, was pronounced dead at the scene after po- said. “I don’t know how this happened, and on a Bi-State bus.” lice were called about 9 p.m. to Bi-State’s director of commuthe 1200 block of South Florisnications, Patti Beck, confirmed sant Road. Normandy officers, the shooting and said the agency who police Cool Valley, are inwas working with police. vestigating the fatal shooting. “Our thoughts are with the Surveillance images captured family of the victim, who was the shooting, and police released one of our regular riders in North photos of the gunman Sunday in Pointer St. Louis County,” Beck said. the hopes tips from the public “We hope the person responsible is could lead them to the man. It began with some sort of dispute quickly apprehended and prosecuted to on the bus, police said. Details of that the full extent of the law.” Normandy detectives warn the gunweren’t clear, but a man pulled out a gun and shot Pointer several times, po- man should be considered armed and dangerous. They also want to speak to a lice said. He fled the bus, but the shooter fol- woman seen in surveillance images who lowed and shot Pointer several more they believe witnessed the shooting. She left before police arrived. times before fleeing. Police asked anyone with information Tony Hayes, 35, said he and Pointer had grown up together. They were to call detectives at 314-385-3300, ext. hanging out earlier in the day at Hayes’ 3021. Tips can also be made through home in St. Louis, then Pointer left CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477. Tipto take a bus home to north St. Louis sters can remain anonymous and may County, Hayes said. He woke to find out be eligible for a reward. BY DENISE HOLLINSHED St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Soccer fans crowded the Amsterdam Tavern in St. Louis on Sunday to watch the final game, Croatia vs. France, of the World Cup in Moscow. The U.S. men’s national team failed to qualify. Coverage in Sports, B1

Chat with Andrew Gates of the Missouri Department of Transportation, Jamie Wilson of the St. Louis Streets Department and David Wrone of the St. Louis County Department of Transportation at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at stltoday.com/chat. Here is an edited excerpt: Casestudy: At times, the dual left turn lanes from eastbound and westbound Manchester Road at Ballas Road get green arrows at the same time instead of being staggered like at other times. This leads to a lot of brake lights since the drivers in the outer turn lanes seem to always be heading for a collision. It may just be an optical illusion, but it seems that the staggered left turns is the safer and more efficient way to use the arrows there. Gates: We do vary the left turns by time of day to help make sure that traffic moves well along Manchester when traffic volumes are high. There should be enough room for four lanes to turn at the same time. But we’ll ask our design team to check and make sure that there is ample space.

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Soccer fans inside the Amsterdam Tavern in St. Louis watch the broadcast of the World Cup championship game on Sunday.

Downtown Resident: The traffic lights at Ninth and Locust streets are flashing red in all directions. That means that the motorists do not stop because nobody in St. Louis stops for a stop sign. This is a very high-pedestrian crossing and functional traffic lights make crossing the street safer. Please turn the lights back on. Wilson: The signal at Ninth and Locust was involved in a crash and one of the poles was struck. The signal was placed on fail-safe red flash until we could repair it. The signal will be returned to its normal operations. We’re sorry for the inconvenience during this interim time period. Pete: MoDOT has been installing the crossover cables three feet from the left lane on Highway 61 in Lincoln County, making the road very unsafe, and taking over a year on the Route P overpass. Gates: I am not sure what your question is here. Guard cables help prevent cars from crossing over the median. They have to be placed in such a way as to safely prevent cars from crossing into or over the median. Major construction projects, such as the new overpass at P, take a significant amount of time, especially if you are minimizing the impact to the heavy amount of traffic that uses 61 during morning and evening rush. Some of the overpass will be complete this year but the entire project continues through next year. Steve K: The stoplight at Page Avenue and Ball Drive/Westport Center Drive is maddening. There are constant phantom/ghost lights from the side streets during off-peak hours in the evening, especially coming eastbound. You can be at the light at Page and Schuetz Road and by the time you have made it to Ball/Westport, that light has cycled two or three times for no cars. This has been going on for a long time. Could you please address it? Gates: I’ve asked out signal team to check into this and make sure all the signals are working correctly.

ABOVE • Rachel Souvre gets a French flag painted on her cheek by her friend Julia Curran during halftime of the World Cup soccer championship game. RIGHT • Milton Ochieng of Kenya blows a vuvuzela after France defeated Croatia in the World Cup. He was with other soccer fans outside the Amsterdam Tavern in St. Louis watching the broadcast of the game on Sunday.

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‘I saw how good this organization has been to me,’ he says MATHENY • FROM A1

Matheny was signed as a free agent in 2000 and spent five seasons here. Then, he was hired with no managerial experience to take over the Cardinals in 2012, the year after they had won the World Series. During a 30-minute telephone conversation with the Post-Dispatch, Matheny said he appreciated how chairman Bill DeWitt Jr., then general manager John Mozeliak and others had “made a decision to really go outside the box to allow me to do something that I loved even more than playing, which I didn’t think was possible. “I saw how good this organization has been to me, regardless of that last game or anything between that and the first day. This was very special to me and something life-changing. I’m an unabashed Christ follower and I do believe in things happening for a reason. Not about me being let go, but me getting the opportunity in the first place.” Matheny, 47, leaves after becoming the only manager to lead his team to four playoff appearances in his first four seasons; and he has never had a losing season, even this one in which the team was 4746 before Sunday’s game. But, while he was in his office Saturday, he was visited by DeWitt and Mozeliak, and Matheny said, “They thought it was time for a new voice.” Matheny said he had not been totally blindsided. “This has been in conversation for quite a while,” he said. “We had conversations even last season that if we didn’t improve the way we went about it, this would be inevitable. “You always hear the term ‘shakeup.’ Cincinnati is a real good example with how well they’re playing. They decided to make a (managerial) move early in the year and not to forfeit a season, which I completely agree with. “This is a good Cardinals team, which is much better than their record shows.” Hitting coaches John Mabry and Bill Mueller felt the ax, and Matheny said he had done everything he could to spare their jobs. “Their decision already had been made,” he said. Matheny said that a “big part of my job is fighting for my staff and defending them. It’s very hard to see those guys not be acknowledged and appreciated. All of us were just beating our chests and screaming into the wind about how good these guys are and how talented they are and how the amount of work and time they put into it is unequaled. “To see that not be appreciated to the point where they’re not still around is something I take very seriously. I feel like I let them down by not being able to keep them in their jobs.” Matheny said he had only to look at himself for the Cardinals’ many problems this season. “I realize I have to take the responsibility. When we can’t get things going right, that’s my job,” he said. “I know who shoulders the blame. The blame falls on my shoulders.” Matheny conceded that Saturday’s game, the Cardinals’ sixth consecutive loss at home, “might have been the final touch. “Obviously, you hear all of the so-called ‘noise,’ that something could always happen if it’s not going well. But nothing really alerted me,” he said. “Was I knocked off my feet? My answer is no.” Then, Matheny laughed as he alluded to his detractors when he said, “They think it should have happened last

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Mike Matheny attends a press conference at Busch Stadium on Nov. 14, 2011, introducing him as the new St. Louis Cardinals manager.

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Cardinals manager Mike Matheny (left) and catcher Yadier Molina look on as Boston Red Sox players celebrate victory in the World Series at Fenway Park on October 30, 2013.

off-season — or six years ago.” With two non-playoff seasons staring him in the face, Matheny said, “You can sense how things in the game are going and I went into this off-season thinking we need to win the World Series this year, so I can stick around and do the job I love in the city that I love.” Matheny, who has two years more re-

maining on his contract, doggedly adheres to the premise that the Cardinals can be playing in October. “I still believe we can go on that run we’ve been talking about. I still believe in this team and, if they get in, I like their chances when they get there.” Matheny said, “I knew what my responsibility was and what I’d signed up for.”

Trump says he will question Putin about election meddling PUTIN • FROM A1

United Kingdom. Trump spent the weekend in Scotland at his resort in Turnberry, golfing, tweeting and granting an interview to CBS News in which he named the EU, a bloc of nations that includes many of America’s closest allies, at the top of his list of biggest global foes. “I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade,” Trump said, adding that “you wouldn’t think of the European Union, but they’re a foe.” He said that Russia was a foe “in certain respects” and that China was a foe “economically ... but that doesn’t mean they are bad. It doesn’t mean anything. It means that they are competitive.” Trump has been reluctant to criticize Putin and has described him in recent days not as an enemy but as a competitor. On Sunday, Trump flew to Finland, the final stop on a weeklong trip that began Tuesday. Near Trump’s hotel, police roped off a group of about 60 pro-Trump demonstrators, most of them men, waving American flags. Big banners said “Welcome Trump” and “God Bless D & M Trump,” and a helicopter hovered overhead. Chants of “We love Trump, we love Trump” broke out as the president’s motorcade passed, and Trump waved. Trump set expectations for the summit low, telling CBS News, “I don’t expect anything. ... I go in with very low expectations.” His national security adviser said they weren’t looking for any “concrete deliverables.” He also said in the interview taped Saturday that he “hadn’t thought” about asking Putin to extradite the dozen Russian

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Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic (left) presents a T-shirt to Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Sunday. Croatia played in the World Cup final held in Russia.

military intelligence officers indicted this past week in Washington on charges related to the hacking of Democratic targets in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But after being given the idea by his interviewer, Trump said, “Certainly I’ll be asking about it.” The U.S. has no extradition treaty with Moscow and can’t compel Russia to hand over citizens. Russia’s constitution prohibits extraditing its citizens to foreign countries. Contradicting Trump in an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said the idea of asking Putin to turn over the 12 military intelligence officials was “pretty silly” and argued that doing so would put the U.S. president in a “weak position.” He also argued that Trump held a stronger hand because of the indictments. “I think the president can put this on the table and say, ‘This is a serious matter that we need to talk about,’” said Bolton, adding that asking for the indicted Russians to be turned over would have the opposite effect.

In the CBS News interview, Trump declined to discuss his goals for the summit — “I’ll let you know after the meeting,” he said — but said he believed such sessions were beneficial. He cited his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June as a “good thing,” along with meetings he’s had with Chinese President Xi Jinping. “Nothing bad is going to come out of” the Helsinki meeting, he said, “and maybe some good will come out.” From aboard Air Force One, Trump complained in tweets that he wasn’t getting enough credit for his meeting with Kim and railed that “much of our news media is indeed the enemy of the people” as he headed to sit down with Putin. Putin is regarded as creating a culture of violence and impunity that has resulted in the killing of some Russian journalists. Trump regularly criticizes American news media outlets and has called out some journalists by name. Trump complained that “no matter how well I do at the summit,” he’d face “criticism that it wasn’t good enough.”

He said his goals had been twofold, but they were on a completely different level. One was “trying to put these guys in a place where they can shine and maximize their talents they have showcased.” But then, Matheny said, he hoped to make an impact on his players as “men.” And he said he had received many texts and calls overnight from current and former players. “Very few were talking about the baseball side,” he said. Occasionally, when a managerial change is made, it is said the manager “lost the clubhouse,” i.e., didn’t have the respect and/or trust from the players. Matheny said he could understand how this phrase has legs. “You’re always walking that fine line, trying to keep enough people happy,” Matheny said. “You can’t get them all happy, especially with veteran players a lot of times. “Keeping the clubhouse and not losing it is a tightrope that you’re always walking. That started from the first day I got here. Communication lines are better with some than with others. Some relationships go really well, like you want them to, and other times not so much. But, it’s amazing how going on a nice winning streak fixes all that in a hurry.” It was never easy for Matheny, trying to follow in the footsteps of Hall of Famers Red Schoendienst, Whitey Herzog, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa. But Matheny said, “I never set that as one of my goals — to be as successful as Whitey or Red or Joe or Tony. That was never part of my definition of what success looked like. I can’t be what other people want me to be. “One goal I had was not to fall into the trap of trying to appease the masses. You can’t sacrifice the truths you have, and I can’t sacrifice the trust of my players if I’m trying to gain public approval.” Matheny said he hoped he would get a chance to manage again. “I’d love to,” he said. “I’m anxious looking to see where my life is being guided and see what doors are open and what (God) is going to do.” During the All-Star break, Matheny was going to take a family vacation, which was moved up because he didn’t have to manage Sunday. Later, he will be able to watch his son Tate play for Boston’s Portland, Maine, farm club. Next spring, he can watch son Jake play for Mizzou and son Luke at St. Louis University. “And I may be able to watch my other son (Blaise) graduate from high school in the spring, and that would be a first,” he said. When the decision to fire Matheny was made Saturday — DeWitt said the search for a permanent replacement wouldn’t begin until after the season — Mozeliak suggested that Matheny might sleep better without the burden. “It was the worst night of sleep I’d had in 6½ years,” Matheny said. “There was a lot to process. I had plenty of time to think about what I would have done different.” Asked if he had regrets. Matheny said, “There are things that I said that I’d like take to back. But, in the way I went about things, the answer is no. Overall, I wouldn’t do any different. “There were a few days when I asked for forgiveness on how I handled something, but most of those got resolved.” Rick Hummel @cmshhummel on Twitter rhummel@post-dispatch.com

“If I was given the great city of Moscow as retribution for all of the sins and evils committed by Russia over the years, I would return to criticism that it wasn’t good enough — that I should have gotten Saint Petersburg in addition!” he tweeted. Trump also praised Putin for holding the World Cup, which finished up Sunday. Trump and Putin have held talks several times before. Their first meeting came last July when both participated in an international summit and continued for more than two hours, well over the scheduled 30 minutes. The leaders also met last fall during a separate summit in Vietnam. But Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador to Russia, said that Monday’s meeting “is really the first time for both presidents to actually sit across the table and have a conversation, and I hope it’s a detailed conversation about where we might be able to find some overlapping and shared interests.” Congressional Democrats and at least one Republican have called on Trump to pull out of Monday’s meeting unless he is willing to make Russian election-meddling the top issue. Huntsman said the summit must go on because Russian engagement was needed to solve some international issues. Trump has said he will raise the issue of Russian election meddling, along with Syria, Ukraine, nuclear proliferation and other topics. Bolton described the meeting as “unstructured” and said: “We’re not looking for concrete deliverables here.”

PARAGLIDER FACES CHARGES

A man has been charged in connection with a Greenpeace protest that breached a no-fly security zone and flew a banner close to the golf resort where Trump was staying, Scottish police said Sunday. The paraglider carried a banner reading “Trump: Well Below Par” Friday night over Trump’s Turnberry resort in western Scotland to protest his environmental policies. After the glider appeared, Trump was seen cutting across the grass, quickly heading to the entrance of the resort. Police in Scotland said a 55-year-old man was arrested and charged. The man is due to appear at a local court Monday.


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Stroke treatment program trimmed FUNDING • FROM A1

But despite those advances, Gov. Mike Parson vetoed about $150,000 from the program — representing about three full-time staffers — fueling concern about the program’s longevity. For years, the state has operated the program to identify hospitals that can effectively treat stroke and heart attack patients. Hospitals voluntarily seek the designation after meeting certain criteria. The program was a move away from simply taking patients to the closest facility, instead taking them to the most appropriate facility that can handle seriously ill patients. It’s modeled after the same system for serious traumas. “The American Heart Association is deeply troubled by this action,” said a letter the association sent July 9 to the director of the Department of Health and Senior Services. “TCD (Time Critical Diagnosis) is doing exactly what it is supposed to do, and we are now concerned these gains could be lost.” Karen Englert, government relations director for the association, said that in Missouri there was a significant jump over a five-year period in the number of patients who received tPA, a clot-busting drug, and transferred to a larger facility for care. The drug, Englert said, is incredibly effective at preventing long-term disability that can come with strokes. Englert told the Post-Dispatch her organization was “very surprised to see the cuts.” Emergency responders are kept up to date on which hospitals are designated as the state’s go-to facilities for heart and stroke victims. If a hospital is not on the state’s list, emergency crews will bypass the hospital in favor of another. That could become problematic as expiration dates for the designation approach.

“If you had a center 30 miles away and they expire and the next one is 100 miles away, that’s a problem,” said Mark Corley, regional director of Abbott EMS in St. Louis. Hospitals also are concerned for the program’s future as the system used to store the data shut down earlier this week. However, Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Department of Health and Senior Services, said that was for maintenance. The Missouri Hospital Association said it was all sending mixed signals about whether the program would continue and the state’s commitment to it. “The program is continuing. The governor’s veto was never about the importance of the program. The issue is over the funding of the program,” Williams told the Post-Dispatch. But cutting about $150,000 from a much larger budget of $1.4 billion budget is raising eyebrows. “It’s stepping over a dollar to pick up a dime,” Englert said. Williams said it was about creating buy-in and having hospitals pay a nominal fee to support the program. The department is proposing that the hospitals that have received a level 1 or 2 designation — typically larger, urban hospitals — pay a fee to subsidize the hospitals at levels 3 and 4, typically smaller or rural hospitals. The goal would be to exempt smaller or rural hospitals from paying anything. “We greatly appreciate the hospitals and EMS working together because we think this is a very helpful service to the people of Missouri,” Williams said. Advocates and providers plan to voice their concern about the cuts at a budget hearing Tuesday in Jefferson City. Samantha Liss • 314-340-8017 @samanthann on Twitter sliss@post-dispatch.com

City, Bi-State approved refinancing STENGER • FROM A1

Nations said St. Louis County taxpayers ultimately pay 87 percent of the debt through annual charges from Bi-State. City taxes cover the remainder. By mid-2016, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen passed a resolution approving the move. Bi-State’s board also approved it that year. But the biggest payer on the debt, St. Louis County, never adopted a resolution despite two couriered letters Nations sent Stenger. The second, in December 2016, included draft language for a St. Louis County Council resolution needed to authorize the refinancing. “I have tried to call Steve Stenger on a number of issues over the years — I didn’t get a returned call,” Nations said. “I resorted to writing letters to him to try to get through. … I have no idea why we never heard back. To us, this is a very obvious savings to the taxpayers which should have been implemented.” It’s a parting shot of sorts for Nations, who in recent years has been at loggerheads with Stenger and his ally, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch, over MetroLink security. Nations’ comments on the missed refinancing opportunity come just weeks after he announced he planned to resign this fall — prior to his contract’s expiration — and only a few weeks before the St. Louis County Democratic primary in which Stenger will face challenger Mark Mantovani. Nations says he has no position on either primary candidate. Nations, a Republican when he was appointed as head of Bi-State in 2010, is the former mayor of Chesterfield who resigned in his third term to run the transit agency. He was also a partner at law firm Armstrong Teasdale. Stenger’s office declined to make the county executive available for an interview. In a statement, Stenger aide Tom Curran said Nations’ “departure, coupled with new board members, means Bi-State will be getting a much-needed fresh start in terms of overall operation and security.” The statement pointed out that the county pre-paid some $135 million in debt from 2013 through 2015, a policy that was launched under Stenger’s predecessor, Charlie Dooley, but that Stenger continued in his first year in office. “However, two years ago, we felt that it was in the best interest of our residents to retain and invest certain transit funding to improve security on MetroLink lines,” the statement continued. Nations said that the extra money the county spent on security was “a completely separate issue” and that the refinancing would not have required excess payments. “Less money would have been required for debt service in any event and even more money would have been freed up for security,” he said. “They have to pay the debt no matter what.”

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Refinancing is not an uncommon move by local governments and other bonding authorities when interest rates fall below the levels they were at when the debt was originally issued. The action allows them to issue new debt at a lower interest rate and pay off the higher interest rate debt, saving money over the term of the bonds. But with interest rates that have climbed higher over the last 18 months,

the savings may no longer be available. With the Federal Reserve signaling its intention to continue raising interest rates, the window of opportunity may have closed. In addition, the tax law signed by President Donald Trump at the end of last year ended a provision allowing early tax-exempt bond refinancing used by local governments. That, Nations said, means Bi-State has to wait until next year in order to refinance the MetroLink expansion debt. “With the rising interest rates, I’m not in a position to say it even still makes sense,” Nations said. “It made sense at the time and it could have had a savings had it been done.” Why didn’t he just take it to the County Council if a resolution was needed? Nations said Bi-State had always gone through the county executive’s office when it needed ordinances. “That’s the way it’s always been,” he said. Nations said that the issue did come up during discussion at public hearings regarding MetroLink appropriations and that he had also spoken to Stenger’s aides about it. “We have asked his staff about it on multiple occasions,” Nations said. “Whenever we did, we were always told it was under consideration, that it was being reviewed.” County Council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, said he had found out only recently that the refinancing opportunity had been missed. Page leads a bipartisan council bloc that opposes Stenger on virtually every front. Back in 2016, the council wasn’t fighting with Stenger all the time. Page wasn’t chairman then, and for years the county had been run by first bringing information to the county executive’s office. If it came up at a hearing “I’m sure we all assumed it would happen,” Page said. More recently, he has accused Stenger’s office of withholding information and misleading the council, which Stenger has called “preposterous.” “But the actual request for legislation in the future should come directly to the council and should be more than just a presentation at a hearing,” he added. “We can’t assume that the normal pathways are going to work.” Bi-State’s disagreements with St. Louis County over MetroLink security were well-documented last year. Stenger criticized the agency over what he said was a lack of cooperation. McCulloch, the county prosecutor, said last year he stopped prosecuting fare violations issued by MetroLink security officers in 2016 because of doubts about their legitimacy. Nations said then that he had objected to the county’s 2016 contract proposal requiring Bi-State to pay it for police services even if the county didn’t pay BiState from transportation funds. Even if Stenger’s lack of response on the bond refinancing was because of the differences regarding how MetroLink should be policed, Nations said, the only losers are county taxpayers who ultimately pay for the MetroLink debt. He added that Bi-State’s financial adviser who recommended the refinancing also worked for the county. “It’s not a savings for Bi-State, it’s a savings for taxpayers,” Nations said. “We have the same financial adviser. It was the financial adviser who said this was a win for Bi-State, and more importantly, the county taxpayers.”

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At least 7 in Missouri sick; may be linked to McDonald’s salads Restaurant chain stops selling item in 14 states; investigations underway BY DENISE HOLLINSHED St. Louis Post-Dispatch

At least seven people in Missouri have become ill after eating at McDonald’s restaurants, says the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The department and local public health agencies across Missouri are investigating cases of cyclosporiasis that appear to be linked to eating McDonald’s salads. Additional cases in Missouri and other states continue to be reported and investigated. McDonald’s has stopped selling the salads in 3,000 fast food restaurants in 14 states to try to contain the outbreak. Symptoms of cyclosporiasis usually

begin about one week after exposure, although some people who are infected will not develop symptoms. The infection usually is not life-threatening. Symptoms can include: watery diarrhea, loss of appetite and weight, cramping, bloating, increased gas, nausea, fatigue and low-grade fever. People can become infected by consuming food or water contaminated with feces that contain the cyclosporiasis parasite. Cyclosporiasis is not spread directly from one person to another. The infection can be treated with specific antibiotics. If not treated, symptoms can persist from several weeks to a month or more. People with symptoms should contact a health care provider. Denise Hollinshed • 314-340-8319 @Hollinshed57 on Twitter dhollinshed@post-dispatch.com

LAW & ORDER WELLSTON > Man charged in Fourth of July killing • A man was charged with murder Sunday in the death of a woman killed in Wellston on the Fourth of July. Jonathan A. Jolliff, 27, of St. Louis, was charged on Sunday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. He is being held in the St. Louis County Justice Center with no Jolliff bail set. Jolliff is accused in the fatal shooting of Pamela Taylor, 38, of the 1500 block of Wellston Place. The shooting took place about 6 a.m. on July 4 near her home, according to the North County Police Cooperative. Jolliff was taken into custody on Saturday evening, police said. He lives in the 3900 block of Palm Street in St. Louis, according to police.

HAZELWOOD > Major Case Squad investigates killing • Police officers tried to resuscitate a man after he had been shot Saturday in the Knollwood Apartment Complex, but he later died at a hospital. Now, Hazelwood police have asked the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis to investigate the homicide, which happened about 8 p.m. The victim was outside when at least one man accosted him, said Lt. Mike Brady. Police have not yet released the victim’s identity, pending notification of next of kin. The apartment complex is off James S. McDonnell Boulevard just northwest of Interstate 270. The same complex was the scene of a fatal shooting in April. Authorities asked anyone with any information to contact the Major Case Squad at 314-244-7400 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477. Tipsters who contact CrimeStoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.

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Deadly fire closes route to Yosemite National Park

Memorial planned for historic church where 9 worshippers died in shooting

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MARIPOSA, CALIF. • A wildfire that

killed a California firefighter grew quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park as crews contended with sweltering conditions Sunday, authorities said. The blaze that broke out Friday scorched more than 6 square miles of dry brush along steep, remote hillsides on the park’s western edge. It was burning largely out of control, and officials shut off electricity to many areas, including Yosemite Valley, as a safety precaution. Guests were ordered to leave Yosemite Cedar Lodge on Saturday afternoon as flames crept up slopes and the air became thick with smoke. “You can’t see anything, it’s so smoky outside. It’s crazy,” said front desk clerk Spencer Arebalo, one of a handful of employees who stayed behind at the popular hotel inside the park. He said it was surreal to see the property empty at the height of tourist season. “We’re counting on being closed at least one more day,” Arebalo said. Evacuations were also ordered in rural communities just outside the park, and people in nearby lodges and motels were told to be ready to leave if flames approach. A stretch of State Route 140 into Yosemite was closed, and motorists were urged to find alternate routes. Spiking temperatures and inaccessible terrain was making it difficult for crews to slow the flames, U.S. Forest Service fire Capt. Mike Seymour said.

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The men of Omega Psi Phi fraternity lead a crowd of people in prayer outside Emanuel AME Church on June 19, 2015, just two days after nine people were killed by Dylann Roof at the Charleston, S.C., church. Plans for a memorial at the church were announced Sunday. BY JONATHAN DREW Associated Press

Designs for a memorial to nine black worshippers slain at a South Carolina church began not at a drafting table, but with questions from grieving family members to prospective architects. They didn’t want to see any drawings until they sat down with interested designers to discuss how best to honor loved ones lost in the racist attack at Emanuel AME Church. The result of those conversations, the planners say, will be less of a solemn monument and more of a heavenly embrace to those visiting the historic Charleston church. Church officials displayed plans Sunday afternoon for the permanent tribute designed by the architect behind the 9/11 Memorial in New York. The announcement, coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the church known as “Mother Emanuel,” will be followed by a push to raise money to build the memorial. Church officials say the design conveys both solace and resiliency. A marble fountain with carvings of the victims’ names will be flanked by curved stone

DETAILS SOUGHT ON DEATH

Heavy fire equipment operator Braden Varney, 36, died early Saturday on the fire line, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. Varney was driving a bulldozer to create a gap in vegetation to keep the flames from extending into a nearby community, according to fire chief Nancy Koerperich. The wildfire is one of several burning across the state and among 56 large blazes that are active in the U.S., most in the West, a region that is struggling with drought and heat. In the fire near Yosemite, investigators were trying to find out more details about Varney’s death Saturday, but they believe he was working his way out of the area when he was killed, Koerperich said. Varney had worked for Cal Fire for 10 years. His father also worked as a Cal Fire heavy equipment operator. He is survived by his wife and two young children.

benches that rise above visitors’ heads and cradle the space “like sheltering wings,” according to a news release. “When you walk into the memorial, it’s going to give you the feeling of being embraced, just embraced with warmth,” said City Councilman William Dudley Gregorie, a church trustee who lost a loved one in the June 2015 attack. The nine worshippers were shot during a Bible study June 17, 2015, by Dylann Roof, who said he intended to kill people at the historic church to stoke racial tension. He has been sentenced to death. In honoring the victims, architect Michael Arad said, the project will pay homage to the church’s history. “At the heart of the design of the new memorial is the notion of congregation — of creating a place that fosters a sense of community that invites people in,” Arad said in an interview. The church, among the oldest black

congregations in the South, has stood for two centuries despite adversity. It was torched by whites in its early years after a failed slave revolt, and since then, it has been repaired after natural disasters. Thus, Gregorie said, the memorial and prayer garden will also give visitors a “sense of resiliency and survival.” Discussions about a permanent tribute to the victims began in the months after the shooting, said local businessman John Darby, who estimated it could take more than $15 million for construction and an endowment to maintain it. At the outset, prospective architects were asked not to submit designs but to answer questions about their emotional reaction to the shootings, said Arad. Arad, announced as architect in June 2017, began developing the designs through conversations with victims’ loved ones, other congregants and a church committee.

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Obama visits Kenya to help half-sister Former U.S. President Barack Obama arrived Sunday in Kenya, the country of his father’s birth, in his first visit to this East African country since leaving office. Obama is in Kenya to help launch a sports and training center founded by his halfsister, Auma Obama, through her foundation, Sauti Kuu. In Nairobi, Obama met President Uhuru Kenyatta at the official residence, according to Kenyatta’s Twitter account. Obama is also expected to meet Raila Odinga, the opposition leader now working with Kenyatta’s government. Obama’s visit is low-key, unlike previous visits when he electrified thousands of Kenyans who lined the streets to see him when he was a senator in 2006 and as president in 2015. Day of mourning for victims of political attack in Pakistan • Pakistanis observed a day of mourning on Sunday for victims of horrific weekend attacks that killed 153 people, including a provincial assembly candidate during an election rally in southwestern Baluchistan province. That attack killed 149 people. Another suicide bombing also on Friday struck an election campaign convoy in northwestern Pakistan, killing four. Friday’s suicide bombing in Mastung district took place as the Baluchistan Awami Party’s candidate Siraj Raisani was holding a rally. Another 300 people were wounded. Haiti to quickly name new prime minister • Haiti’s president says he will appoint a new prime minister as soon as possible after the resignation of the country’s second-highest official. President Jovenel Moise said late Saturday in a television broadcast that he would “form an inclusive government whose mission will be to alleviate the misery of the Haitian people.” Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned earlier in the weekend over his handling of a failed plan to raise the prices of gasoline, diesel and kerosene by 38 percent to 51 percent.

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A Thai artist works on a painting on the rescue mission to save 12 soccer boys and their coach at Tham Luang cave complex, in Thailand’s Chiang Rai province, on Sunday. The boys and their coach are recovering and remain hospitalized.

Turkey marks 2nd anniversary of failed coup • With prayers and other events, Turkey on Sunday commemorated the second anniversary of thwarting a coup against the Turkish president and the government that left nearly 290 people dead and hundreds wounded. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and top officials attended a Quran recitation in Ankara, kicking off a series of events. On July 15, 2016, factions within the military used tanks, warplanes and helicopters in an attempt to overthrow Erdogan. Clashes took place in Istanbul,

Ankara and Marmaris, where Erdogan was on holiday and reportedly barely escaped capture. Fighter jets bombed parliament and other spots in Turkey’s capital. Since the failed coup, over 75,000 people have been arrested and 130,000 civil servants have been dismissed from their jobs for alleged coup ties. Greenland village watches looming iceberg • Lowlying areas of a village in Greenland remain evacuated as villagers and local authorities monitor a vast iceberg for signs it could move closer or break apart, threatening the remote

on Sunday when a boulder rolled down from a mountain and fell on local tourists bathing at a waterfall. The boulder trapped about three dozen people at the waterfall spot in the outskirts of Reasi town in the Jammu region, a local police officer said. Four people died on the spot and three died at a hospital. The waterfall is a major attraction for holiday makers and Hindu pilgrims.

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More Russian trolls ahead of midterms New websites, targeted tools spur fear about foreign influences on U.S. elections BY NAIRA DAVLASHYAN AND ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press

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Russian “troll factory” that meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign have launched a new American website ahead of the U.S. midterm election in November. A Russian oligarch has links to Maryland’s election services. Russian bots and trolls are deploying increasingly sophisticated, targeted tools. And a new indictment suggests the Kremlin itself was behind previous hacking efforts in support of Donald Trump. As the U.S. leader prepares to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, many Americans are wondering: Is the Kremlin trying yet again to derail a U.S. election? While U.S. intelligence officials call it a top concern, they haven’t uncovered a coordinated Russian plot to mess with the campaign. At least so far. It could be that Russian disrupters are waiting until the primaries are over in September and the races become more straightforward — or it could be they are waiting until the U.S. presidential vote in 2020, which matters more for U.S. foreign policy. In the meantime, an array of bots, trolls and sites such as USAReally appear to be testing the waters. USAReally was launched

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in May by the Federal News Agency, part of an empire allegedly run by Putin ally Yevgeny Prigozhin that includes the Internet Research Agency — the “troll factory” whose members were indicted by U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller this year. USAReally’s Moscow offices are in the same building as the Federal News Agency. The original troll factory was also initially based with Federal News Agency offices in St. Petersburg, in a three-story building where a huge “For Rent/Sale” sign now hangs. The site believed to house the troll factory’s current offices is a more modern, seven-story

complex in a different but similarly industrial neighborhood of St. Petersburg. Associated Press reporters were not allowed inside, and troll factory employees declined to be interviewed. The USAReally site appears amateurish and obviously Russian, with grammatical flubs and links to Russian social networks. It says it’s aimed at giving Americans “objective and independent” information, and chief editor Alexander Malkevich said it was not about influencing the midterm election. Yet his Moscow office is adorned with a Confederate flag, Trump pictures and a talking pen that par-

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bus in Montgomery, Ala. A month later, Bryant, who was the husband of the woman at the corner store, and Milam admitted their guilt to Look magazine. The pair are dead, as is Emmett Till’s mother, but the woman from the store, Carolyn Donham, is alive. About a decade ago, the Justice Department and Mis-

he brutal murder of Emmett Till, a black Chicago youth, in Mississippi nearly 63 years ago went unpunished, but not forgotten. A decision by his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, to allow an open casket at Emmett’s Chicago funeral represented an act of defiance as well as mourning, helping to ignite the modern civil rights movement.“Let the people see what I’ve seen,” she told the funeral director. “I think everybody needed to know what had happened to Emmett Till,” she said in a PBS documentary interview. Those words ring loudly amid news Thursday that the U.S. Department of Justice has reopened an investigation of the 1955 slaying. Many of the horrific details of Till’s death, ASSOCIATED PRESS including the racist intent In this Sept. 23, 1955, file photo, J.W. Milam (left) and and identities of the killhis wife, along with Roy Bryant (right) and his wife, ers, are known. The name Carolyn Bryant, sit together in a courtroom in Sumner, Emmett Till remains Miss. Bryant and his half-brother Milam were charged a powerful byword of with murder but acquitted in the kidnap-torture slaying the African-American of 14-year-old black teen Emmett Till in 1955 after he struggle for equality. allegedly whistled at Carolyn Bryant. The men later What’s missing is cloconfessed in a magazine interview but weren’t retried; sure. And justice. both are now dead. Citing “new information,” the U.S. Emmett Till was 14 Justice Department has reopened the investigation into years old in the summer Till’s death. of 1955, living with his mother in a two-flat at sissippi prosecutors reinvestigated the 6427 South St. Lawrence Avenue in Chimurder; they declined to move forward. cago, when he was put on a train to visit A year later, though, Donham talked to relatives near Money, Miss. The story told writer Timothy B. Tyson and said she by a 21-year-old white woman was that hadn’t been truthful in her trial testimony. Emmett propositioned and whistled at “Nothing that boy did could ever justify her at a corner store. what happened to him,” she’s quoted as Days later, Emmett saying in Tyson’s recently published book, was abducted. His body was found in the “The Blood of Emmett Till.” Donham’s interview could be the reaTallahatchie River, son for a renewed federal investigation, weighted down by a according to The Associated Press. She cast iron cotton gin wasn’t talking as of Thursday afternoon. pulley. He’d been The Justice Department told Congress in a beaten savagely and report in March that it is again looking into shot in the head. the killing because of “new information.” The case was a Till It’s interesting to note that the annual sensation. Photos in report to Congress on unsolved civil rights Jet magazine of Emmett’s mutilated body crimes is mandated by legislation named shocked America. Two white Mississippi in recognition of Emmett Till. men, Roy Bryant and his half-brother J.W. His legacy endures. And now there is a Milam, were acquitted of the murder — by new investigation. We hope that means an all-white, small-town Mississippi jury the nation one day soon will know all the that deliberated for a little over an hour, including a Coke break. Rosa Parks said she facts of what happened to Emmett Till. had Emmett Till in mind in December 1955 ©2018 Chicago Tribune when she refused to move to the back of a

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House Resolution 801, which would classify the 2,400-mile length of Route 66 as the country’s 20th National Historic Trail in the National Park System. The measure would allow it to become a protected region of the United States. The House passed the bill this year and now it awaits Senate confirmation. Our area is rich in Route 66 history and tourism. Senators from Missouri,

teinbeck brings Route 66 to life when he writes: “The long concrete path across the country, waving gently up and down on the map, from Mississippi to Bakersfield — over the red lands and the gray lands, twisting up into the mountains, crossing the Divide and down into the bright and terrible desert, and across the desert to the mountains again, and into the rich California valleys. No longer a road of flight, it’s a highway of notoriety, nostalCHRISTIAN GOODEN • Post-Dispatch gia and even adventure. It draws Patrons gather in 2016 at the Missouri History bicycles, motorcycles, runners, Museum for the “Route 66: Main Street Through vintage cars, and motor homes St. Louis” exhibit. both big and small. And, in our view, that original Oklahoma and Kansas who represent our highway deserves to be preserved as a readers should all remember that when it National Historic Trail. comes time to vote. Last week, the National Trust for HisIt’s the right route to take to save a toric Preservation came through Joplin as national treasure and something that reppart of a tour of Route 66. They were raisresents the best of America. ing awareness about the legacy of Route 66. Gathering signatures, they will send a ©2018 The Joplin Globe (Joplin,Mo.) petition to Congress urging the passage of

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yOUR VIEWS • LETTERS FROM OUR READERS Congress, not the judiciary, sanctions the president I find it most interesting that the fury over Judge Brett Kavanaugh circles around the idea that if confirmed he will tilt the balance of the court to the right. One of the detractors cited in the many ramblings about why he is unfit is his written position basically stating that a sitting president cannot be indicted. I have analyzed what is being said and believe that, as with many other detractors, it is a red herring. All the Democrats have to do is read the Constitution. It not the judiciary’s responsibility to sanction or discipline the president. That task has been left to Congress. If a president violates the law, he or she is subject to indictment as an individual. All Congress has to do is its duty. Conduct impeachment proceedings, try the president in the Senate, and remove him or her from office. That individual is then subject to indictment just as any other private citizen is. But it is far easier to abdicate one’s own responsibility and produce false fears about the individual nominated to become a Supreme Court justice. I am also at a total loss as to the ranting about how long of an impact the conservative court will have on our future. It seems as though there is nothing wrong if the court remains liberal and that agenda is pushed on the citizens of the United States, but not acceptable if it leans to the right. I suppose that it is all in the fact that the left will do everything to try and prevent confirmation by the many demonstrations and false information presented by a biased media. I look forward to a court that discharges its responsibilities in accordance with the mandates of the Constitution and rules based on that document rather than legislating from the bench. Ronald Neubauer • St. Peters

Republicans ignore real issues that face our country The Republicans in Congress are flabbergasted that Peter Strzok could do his job without letting his self-interest and opinions affect it. This AP group cannot begin to FBI Deputy Assistant understand Director Peter Strzok just doing testifies before Congress your job on Thursday. and keeping politics and self-interest out of it. What would it look like if just for one week the Congress could actually listen to the American people and do their job? We could fix DACA, fix health care, pass bills for infrastructure and make laws to stop dangerous people from getting guns. These are all things that Americans want. Instead, the Republicans follow every whim of a president who is busy ranting about immigrants and people failing to stand for the national anthem while ignoring the real issues that face our country and constantly divide us. Marla Stewart • Old Monroe

Bridge project an example of lower wages from ‘right to work’ In his letter “Passing Proposition A would lead to higher wages” (July 12), Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO Dan Mehan attempts to mislead Missourians about the effects of Proposition A, also known as “right to work.” Mehan’s claim of higher wages could not be further from the truth.

As an example, we only need to look to the Rulo Bridge project. The Rulo Bridge is a bridge that connects Missouri (not a “right to work” state) and Nebraska (a “right to work” state). Nebraska workers performed the construction work on the Nebraska side and Missouri workers on the Missouri side. The two sets of workers were doing the same work on the same project, but, because of “right to work,” the Nebraska workers were paid $8 per hour while the Missouri workers were paid $31 per hour. This real-world example flies in the face of the outlandish claims made by politicians and their big-business backers about the benefits of Prop A. On Aug. 7, we have a choice to make about the kind of state we want to live in. Do we want to be a living-wage, highemployment state, or a state engaged in a race to the bottom? To maintain our jobs and defend our values, we must say no to Prop A. Nathan Gilbert • St. Louis

Go beyond just casting a vote Rich Iezzi’s letter is thought-provoking (“Nothing positive about America on July 4 op-ed page,” July 8). Positivity in today’s age seems to be the body of the iceberg, and we must make an attempt to bring it to the surface. Just in the past six months, we saw people protesting against two major issues: gun laws and immigration. It is inspiring to see citizens go beyond casting a vote on Election Day and making their opinion known to the government. Another powerful way to make your voice heard is by communicating directly with your local members of Congress. One can call their offices, write a letter or even meet with them and advocate for a cause or a bill. The Reach Every Mother and Child Act is a good example of such advocacy. St. Louis-area constituents spoke to their representatives and asked them to co-sponsor this legislation, which is working to end global maternal and child deaths due to preventable causes. Thanks to Reps. Ann Wagner, William Lacy Clay and Blaine Luetkemeyer for co-sponsoring this life-saving bill. Positive changes are happening, but there is more to do. I join Cynthia Changyit Levin (“Suburban moms can do more to promote children’s health,” July 10) in asking Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill to co-sponsor the Senate version on this bill. I also urge Missourians to utilize the opportunity to communicate with your local members of Congress on issues important to you, and create a positive change. Sri Jaladi • Creve Coeur

Could have been easy to reunite separated families Last week I had a minor medical procedure and received one of those plastic white wristbands containing my personal information. As I looked at the device so securely attached to my wrist, I couldn’t help but wonder why Immigration and Customs Enforcement did not think to use such a simple practice to identify refuge children. How easy it would have made it to reunite separated families. Instead we have missed deadlines, prolonged heartache and expensive DNA testing. Pat Tovo • St. Louis

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Detroit ‘vibrant’ 5 years after bankruptcy Turnaround has been difficult, but services have improved, investors are returning BY COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press

DETROIT • It’s been five years since Detroit bottomed out after decades of decline, admitting in the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy filing ever that the country’s one-time industrial engine could no longer pay its bills. The turnaround since then has been remarkable, with major investments that have brought new jobs, the rebirth of neighborhoods whose best days were half a century ago and the restoration of street cleaning and lighting — services so basic yet important to a sense of community. It also cost some people more than others. Jean Estell, 65, worked for three decades in Detroit’s recreation and public works departments before retiring in 2004. Like other retirees, she lost part of her pension and all of her retiree health coverage in the bankruptcy settlement with creditors, and she’s worried about being left behind in this new Detroit. “I’m glad we’re doing better. I want us to do better,” Estell said of the city. “But it looks like somewhere or other they can find some money and give us our money back. At least some of it.” Before the bankruptcy settlement, she received about $2,300 per month. Estell said she got about $63 less per month from her pension and now has to pay for her own health care. Prescription co-pays that once were $3 now are $25 for some of the roughly eight medications she takes, and her doctor visits cost more, too. “I don’t go as often as I should. You get sick and you suffer through it,” she said. Given where Detroit stood five years ago, things could be worse for the city’s roughly 670,000 residents, including current and former city workers affected by the settlement, said James McTevia, a turnaround expert and managing member of McTevia & Associates in suburban Detroit. “Before Detroit sought the protection of the courts to resolve its financial problems, the citizens — who are the real

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Alice Holland, shown in June outside her home in Detroit’s Brightmoor neighborhood, likes how things are improving in Detroit five years after the city filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, but says more improvements are needed.

people that count — were in a lot worse shape than they are now,” he said. “Before the bankruptcy, the citizens were not getting the services they deserved. They were having trouble with water, sewer, garbage, feeling secure.” Indeed, when state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr filed for Chapter 9 protection for Detroit on July 18, 2013, residential streets hadn’t been swept in about three years and the city was well on its way to tearing down thousands of homes abandoned during the exodus of more than a million people that began in the 1950s. With its tax base decimated, Detroit faced $14 billion in long-term debt and a $327 million budget deficit in 2013. City workers, including police and firefighters, had their pay cut. Employees were forced to take unpaid days off.

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Abels, Gloria M.

90, died July 9th at her home in Affton with family members at her side, peacefully ending a years-long struggle with Lewy body dementia. Gloria was born January 27, 1928, the daughter of the late Louis and Mildred Filippine. In 1949, she married F. Daley Abels, who died in 1996. She leaves behind a younger brother, the Hon. Edward L. (Dorothy) Filippine; children Mark (Merri) Abels, Mike (Jennifer Sachse) Abels, Jack (Karen Destefane) Abels and Kathy Abels; six grandchildren; two greatgrandsons; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and many, many friends, including her lifelong "sorority sisters" from the Notre Dame High School class of 1945. She was a voracious reader and a gregarious and lively woman who cherished a good political debate but never left one holding a grudge. Her illness ultimately dimmed her bright light, but could never diminish her in our memories. Services: Interment will be private. Family and friends will gather for a memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 25 at Our Lady of the Pillar Church, 401 S. Lindbergh, Creve Coeur, with a lunch reception to follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the School Sisters of Notre Dame, 320 E. Ripa Ave., St. Louis, MO 63125.

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July 14, 2018. Services: Vis., Tues., 4-8 pm at Baue Cave Springs, Graveside Service, Wed., 11 am, Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. Visit Baue.com

Detroit emerged from bankruptcy in December 2014, having restructured or wiped out $7 billion in debt. The city was forced to follow a strict spending plan and has been able to build cash surpluses while posting three consecutive years of balanced budgets. Weeks after Detroit was released from active state oversight, Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the city’s credit rating this spring — the third upgrade in less than three years. “Since Detroit came out of bankruptcy, there have been billions of dollars spent in Detroit,” McTevia said. “People that were once fearful in investing in the city just fell over themselves to invest in Detroit. If you go to Detroit now, it’s a different city than it was five years ago. It has a different image and it is a vibrant city.” At Fred’s Key Shop, a family-owned

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Saturday, July 14, 2018. Beloved husband of 57 years to Janet M. Sutton; dear father of the late Kathie M. Richter and the late Russell P. "Rusty" Sutton; dear father-in-law of Terry Richter; dear grandfather of Jeffrey, Jason, Melissa and Mark Richter; our dear brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle and loved friend. Mr. Sutton retired after 35 years from Dierbergs as a meat cutter. Services: Funeral at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois Rd., Thursday, July 19, 11 a.m. Interment St. Matthew's Cemetery. Contributions to The American Cancer Society, appreciated. Visitation Wednesday 4-8 p.m.

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(nee Webster) was called to rest on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Beloved Wife of Steve Treece; Loving Mother of Tonia (Kevin) Sanders, Tara Treece, Teri (Ryan) Cain and Ted (Jessica) Treece; Cherished Grandmother of 11 Beautiful Grandbabies; Dearest Daughter of Charles E. and the late Betty J. Webster; Sister of the late Steven Webster, Leona Webster and Charlie (survived by Lori) Webster; Our Dear Sister-in-Law, Aunt, Great-Aunt, Cousin and Friend to many. Services: Funeral at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., on Wednesday, July 18, 10 a.m. Interment Shepherd Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to be made to KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL to help defray the costs of funeral expenses. Visitation Tuesday 4-8 p.m.

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Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, on ThursBreitenstein, Sheila F. day July 12, 2018. The beloved wife of the late Anthony 7/14/2018. Services: Funeral 10 a.m. Wed., 7/18/2018, Trevisano; loving mother of Josephine Perniciaro, Tony (Judie) Quernheim Funeral Home. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Tues., 7/17/2018, Trevisano, M a rk (Debbie) Trevisano, Rosemary (Mike) Quernheim Funeral Home, Waterloo, IL. Borgschulte, Jasper (Susan) Trevisano, Joanna (Jeff Dalton) Trevisano and Daniel Trevisano; dear grandmother of Dom, Chris, Tony, Lauryn, Lindsay, Amanda, Rose, Christopher, Eric, Hollingsworth, Georgia Eileen Bryan, Tammy and great-grandmother of Seva, Logan, Clayton, Georgia Eileen Hollingsworth (Cunningham) passed away July 11, Carter, Caleb, Taylor, Jionni and Rosella; our dear aunt, cousin 2018 at the age of 71. She was a loving wife, mother, and grand- and friend. mother ("momoo"), and her children and grandchildren were Services: Visitation Wed., July 18, 2018, 9:30 a.m. until time of the greatest joys of her life. funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m., St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Burial She is survived by her 4 children: Tony (Tawniece), Mark to follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. (Rachele), Dana, and Shea (Seth); and 12 grandchildren: Condolences may be offered at Makenzie, Madison, Dakota, Jake, Bailee, Alexandria, Gabrielle, www.calcaterrafuneral.com Calvin, Lucan, Emerson, Harrison, and Cora. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Anthony Hollingsworth, parents Harrison Cunningham and Juanita Volz, Mary Marshall, and grandson Brian Owens. age 93, of St. Charles, MO, passed away on July 14, 2018. Services: Celebration of Life: Thursday, July 19 at 2:00 p.m. at Contact (636) 946-7811 or visit baue.com Professional Firefighters of Eastern Missouri Banquet Center, 115 McMenamy Road, in St. Peters, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Seasons Hospice & Fraternal Notices Palliative Care.

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Midtown locksmith that has been in business for more than 50 years, workers have seen the change. Fred’s is a few blocks from a year-old professional hockey and basketball arena and a planned commercial, residential and entertainment district. “We’re busier than ever,” office manager Bryan Knoche said. “More people are moving into Midtown, and that means more business to be had. There also weren’t fancy restaurants five years ago. There’s definitely a lot of money coming into the area and people coming in from New York and L.A.” So far, such opportunities have eluded former Detroit business owner Steve Brown. Brown, 58, said he once had 15 employees and contracted with Detroit to help repair streets. Now he works for his father’s trucking company. The contract and the bulk of his work ended after the city entered bankruptcy. Some parts of the city, such as downtown and the Midtown cultural district, had been on the upswing before the bankruptcy filing, but many broken neighborhoods still suffered. Savings from the bankruptcy has allowed Detroit to spend more to improve quality of life. Street sweeping resumed last year, and Detroit has thousands of new street lights. Police and paramedics show up more quickly when 911 is called. Investors are building hundreds of apartments, condominiums and homes around the downtown area. The city, along with philanthropies and nonprofits, is fixing up older homes. There’s still room for improvement. Alice Holland, who lives in Brightmoor, said crews cut the high grass in vacant lots but don’t clear enough of the illegally dumped trash from the neighborhood, which clogs drains and causes streets to flood during strong storms. “You’ll see me ... taking my stick and cleaning out the drains,” she said. “I like the city and what’s going on. You can fix up downtown, but fix up the neighborhoods, too.”

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‘They won’: Tenants of Kushner-owned building claim they were pushed out $10 million lawsuit planned; company denies allegations at New York property BY BERNARD CONDON AND GARANCE BURKE associated Press

NEW YORK • The hammering and drilling began just months after Jared Kushner’s family real estate firm bought a converted warehouse apartment building in the hip, Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Tenants say it started early in the morning and went on until nightfall, so loud that it drowned out normal conversation, so violent it rattled pictures off the walls. So much dust wafted through ducts and under doorways that it coated beds and clothes in closets. Rats crawled through holes in the walls. More than a dozen current and former residents of the building told The Associated Press that they believe the Kushner Cos.’ relentless construction, along with rent increases of $500 a month or more, were used as part of a campaign to push tenants out of rent-stabilized apartments and bring high-paying condo buyers in. If so, it was a remarkably successful campaign. An AP investigation found that over the past three years, more than 250 rent-stabilized apartments — 75 percent of the building — were either emptied or sold as the Kushner Cos. was converting the building to luxury condos. Those sales so far have totaled more than $155 million, an average of $1.2 million per apartment. “They won, they succeeded,” said Barth Bazyluk, who left with his wife and baby daughter in December. “You have to be ignorant or dumb to think this wasn’t deliberate.” This up-close look at one of the Kushner Cos.’ largest residential buildings in New York City illustrates what critics describe as the firm’s sharp-el-

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Barth and Rosa Bazyluk talk about their time at the Austin Nichols House, a rent-stabilized apartment building in Brooklyn, while sitting outside their home in West Harrison, N.Y., on July 5. The Bazyluks are among former residents who allege the Kushner Cos. used relentless construction and rent increases to push them out.

bowed business practices while it was run by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and eventual White House adviser Jared Kushner. The Kushner Cos. told the AP that it didn’t harass tenants to get them out. But the data suggest turnover at the building known as the Austin Nichols House was significantly higher than city averages for coveted rent-stabilized buildings, leaving behind a trail of anger, disrupted lives and a lawsuit to be filed Monday in which tenants say they were harassed and exposed to high levels of cancer-causing dust. “We’ve investigated hundreds of rent-stabilized buildings and this is one of the worst we’ve ever seen,” said Aaron Carr, head of tenant watchdog Housing Rights Initiative. In a statement, the Kushner Cos. acknowledged it received some complaints about construction during major renovations, which ended in December 2017, but said that it responded to them immediately and that

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“tremendous care was taken to prevent dust and inconvenience to tenants.” It said many tenants moved out when rent was increased to the maximum allowed under rent-stabilization rules. The city’s building department said it had sent inspectors to the building dozens of times since 2015 and uncovered no evidence construction rules were being violated, a finding that some residents said didn’t square with their experiences. When Jared Kushner and two partners bought the former Wild Turkey bourbon warehouse for $275 million in April 2015, they made it clear they wanted to convert the building’s 338 apartments — all of them rent-stabilized — into condos. All but nine were occupied, and other than maxing out rent increases, developers have few tools if they want to get tenants out. Months after the purchase, the Kushner Cos. began extensive renovations, ripping out appliances, floors and countertops that had been installed five years

before. “There were consistently people in the hallway early, 8 or so, banging on things, taking down walls,” said tech salesman Marcus Carvalho, who left the building in December. “I didn’t want to spend another minute in that construction zone, not at all.” Dust samples taken in May by consultants Olmsted Environmental Services turned up dangerously high levels of lead and crystalline silica, which can cause cancer. A draft of the pending $10 million lawsuit alleges Kushner Cos. and its partners attempted to push out tenants by creating unlivable conditions with construction noise and dust in violation of state and city rules and laws. The Kushner Cos. disputed the findings of the environmental report, alleging it appeared to be an updated version of a report prepared several years ago. The company didn’t immediately respond when asked for comment about the lawsuit.

Canadians are still visiting U.S. despite ongoing trade quarrel

BY TOM FOREMAN JR. associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. • This Democrat-dominated city whose transgender-friendly bathroom ordinance triggered a statewide political war is a front-runner to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, where President Donald Trump is expected to seek an anointing to run for a second term. Charlotte’s mayor says that would be just fine. But some Democratic officials say: Not so fast. The City Council has scheduled a special meeting Monday to decide whether to accept a yet-to-be-extended offer from the GOP. Published reports suggest Charlotte is favored to land the convention. In a column for The Charlotte Observer, Mayor Vi Lyles said that while the nation is at “a tipping point of incivility,” the city can show its inclusiveness and demonstrate values of respect while honoring differences. Lyles, elected last fall, is the city’s first black female mayor. Councilwoman LaWana Mayfield, however, said her constituents expressed concerns based on “the language that comes out of this administration.” Opponents have cited Trump’s statements denigrating minorities, Muslims, women and LGBTQ people. If Charlotte, North Carolina’s largest city, were to host the convention, the GOP would be visiting a community where it hasn’t fared well against Democrats in the last two presidential elections. President Barack Obama carried Mecklenburg County in 2012 with 60 percent of the vote. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton won the county over Trump in 2016 with 62 percent of the vote. Charlotte policymakers have also enraged political leaders in the GOP-dominated state. In 2016, the Charlotte City council expanded a local nondiscrimination ordinance to cover LGBT people. One revision allowed people to choose restrooms corresponding to the gender with which they identify. In response, state lawmakers passed a law requiring transgender people to use public bathrooms that match the sex on their birth certificates. A nationwide backlash against the state law was fierce. Still, Lyles said, a Republican convention in Charlotte could be a good thing. Speaking recently to the Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County, Lyles said the city’s job was to make sure it was safe to hold the convention. “We have to plan a strategy around people being able to exercise their First Amendment rights,” Lyles said. “I can’t speak to what 2020 will bring, but I think each of us is aware of what’s going on in this country. What I would hope is that we would have the ability to showcase what’s right about working together in government here in Charlotte.”

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A family watches the moon rise over the Atlantic Ocean near the pier in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, on June 26. Old Orchard Beach has long been a popular destination for French-speaking Canadians from Quebec. ASSOCIATED PRESS

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, MAINE • The United States and Canada are engaged in a trade dispute, angering Canadians, but it doesn’t seem to be having an impact on tourism. Not yet, anyway. In Old Orchard Beach, popular with Quebecers, innkeepers report that Canadian tourism remains strong despite the harsh words last month when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed that Canada “won’t be pushed around” and President Donald Trump called the prime minister “weak” and “dishonest.” Several weeks later, Canada imposed billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs in response to the Trump administration’s duties on Canadian steel and aluminum. Mostepha Azizi, a vacationer from Montreal, said he was confident the war of words would end and that “reason will prevail” between the neighbors. “For me, it’s just a question of time,” he said. “This thing will settle down. Trudeau and Trump have to find a solution to the problem.” Canada accounts for the largest number of international visitors to the U.S., with more than 20 million visitors pumping nearly $20 billion into the U.S. economy, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. The number of Canadians heading south has grown, and the flap between Trump and Trudeau after last month’s G7 summit in Quebec didn’t change that. Border-crossing data indicate the number of Canadian motorists returning from the U.S. in June grew 12.7 percent from last

year, a healthy increase, according to a license plate-scanning system used by the Canadian government. A so-called “Trump Slump” never materialized after Trump’s election, and travel to the U.S. is growing despite anecdotal evidence that some Canadians are choosing to travel elsewhere, said Allison Wallace, of Flight Centre Canada, a travel agency with 150 locations across Canada. “All of that being said, we’ve not seen a trade war like this, so that may change,” she said, “but as of now, the U.S. remains a very popular destination.” Florida accounts for the largest number of visitors from the north, typically in winter. New England is also a popular destination, and beaches such as Old Orchard Beach and Hampton Beach, N.H., are an easy drive from Canada’s Atlantic provinces. In Old Orchard, Canadian flags are flown and many desk workers speak French. Fries are served up Canadianstyle, topped with vinegar, or with gravy and cheese. For now, the value of the Canadian dollar is having a bigger impact than the flap between the leaders. The loonie is currently worth only 76 cents in the U.S. Claire Beaulieu, an owner of the Motel Kebek 2, said Canadians would keep coming because of the 7-mile stretch of sandy beach with plenty of rooms, food and a beachside amusement park. Canadians account for 95 percent of her bookings, she said. For tourism, visitors are more interested in amenities than politics, she said.

DIGEST 3 killed, dozens injured in New Mexico crash A crash involving a commercial passenger bus and three other vehicles on a New Mexico highway early Sunday killed three people and injured 24 others, some critically, authorities said. One of the people killed was in a car that struck a pickup truck from behind about 2 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 25 just north of Bernalillo, Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Keith Elder said. The bus driver took evasive action to avoid hitting the disabled car and its driver, who was ejected. But the bus driver lost control and the bus rolled onto its side. It was then sideswiped by a semitruck, Elder said. The accident closed Interstate 25 in both directions for more than 11 hours. Police officer, bystander fatally shot in Massachusetts • A Massachusetts police officer and bystander died Sunday from wounds sustained when a suspect allegedly took the officer’s gun and fired after a vehicle crash and a foot chase. Weymouth officer Michael Chesna was shot multiple times by his own firearm about 7:30 a.m. Sunday, and died from the injuries at South Shore Hospital, officials said. An unidentified elderly woman also died after being hit by stray bullets in a nearby home, authorities said. Weymouth Police Chief Richard Grimes said the shooting suspect, Emanuel Lopes, 20, was in custody. Search suspended for missing boaters in Virginia • The Coast Guard has suspended its search for two recreational boaters missing since a collision with an oyster barge Saturday on Virginia’s James River. Coast Guard officials announced Sunday afternoon that the effort was suspended after searching more than 200 square miles around Portsmouth since Saturday. The barge was headed for an oyster bed near the James River Bridge when the collision occurred. Four boaters were rescued, but two were missing. Animal toll from New Orleans zoo’s jaguar hits eight • Eight animals have died after a jaguar escaped from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. NOLA.com reports an alpaca and fox died Sunday, the day after the male jaguar killed four alpacas, one emu and one fox Saturday morning. The jaguar was captured and returned to its night house after being sedated by a vet team. No people were hurt, and the zoo was reopened Sunday. The alpaca that died overnight Sunday was the zoo’s last living alpaca. One injured fox continues to be monitored. It’s not immediately clear how the animal escaped. Mayor in Delaware apologizes after Muslim children barred from pool • The mayor of Delaware’s biggest city is apologizing after Muslim children were asked to stay out of a municipal pool because of their clothing. In a statement issued Saturday night, Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki said the city was wrong to use a vaguely worded policy to bar Muslim children wearing cotton shirts, shorts and headscarves from the city’s Foster Brown pool. City officials had justified their exclusion based on a rule against wearing cotton in the pools. City officials said cotton posed a safety risk and strained the pool’s filtration system. But Tahsiyn Ismaa’eel, who ran a summer Arabic program and brought Muslim campers to the pool, said the rule about cotton wasn’t posted and was being enforced in a discriminatory way. Suspect killed by Chicago police had gun, video shows • A man killed by Chicago police had a gun in a holster at his hip and was shot multiple times as he ran away, spun around and reached toward his waist, according to footage released Sunday from an officer’s bodyworn camera. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said it’s the quickest he has ever ordered such video released and that he hoped to dispel rumors that Harith Augustus, 37, was unarmed. Protesters angry about the killing Saturday took to the streets in a city that has struggled with police shootings, especially against black men. He said Augustus’ family was in favor of releasing the video. From news services


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

Cardinals interim manager Mike Shildt talks with player Marcell Ozuna before the start of Sunday’s game and after the team fired manager Mike Matheny on Saturday night.

Mozeliak says firings were inevitable with team faltering

It’s an open audition for Shildt on the Cards’ stage

BY DERRICK GOOLD St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Intent on ending the erosion caused by this “decaying” season, even at the expense of cherished stability, Cardinals ownership made the decision before Saturday’s game, win or lose, rain or shine, to fire the manager who was hired to be the leader of an era. The timing of Mike Matheny’s abrupt dismissal as Cardinals’ manager was, in part, to give a new-look coaching staff the AllStar break to get organized and the clubhouse a “fresh voice” for the second half of the regular season, officials explained Sunday. It also was about time. As John Mozeliak and Bill DeWitt Jr. waited through two rain delays before meeting personally with Matheny late Saturday, they saw another game come unmoored, an 8-2 loss awash in absent absence and abstract fundamentals. It was a game they had seen before — and couldn’t be sure they wouldn’t see again. It wasn’t the reason for their decision. It was a reminder. “I don’t feel like our trend line was taking us in that (positive) direction anymore,” said See CARDINALS • Page B5

BEN FREDERICKSON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Changes are rejuvenating for team that wants to win BENJAMIN HOCHMAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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

General manager Michael Girsch (left), chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. (center) and president of baseball operations John Mozeliak introduce Mike Shildt as interim manager.

> REACTION: Players talk about transition. B4 > PLAY ON: Cards beat Reds 6-4 in Shildt’s first game. B5 > CANDIDATES: Potential managers after this season. B5 > NEWS: Matheny says he’s grateful despite firing. A1 > ONLINE: Look back at the Matheny era and debate the Cardinals’ future at stltoday.com/cards

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Mike Matheny had a winning record each of his six and a half seasons as manager, including 47-46 this year.

Let the record show that Mike Shildt made a good first impression. That’s S-h-i-l-d-t. You know, the new guy. Well, the new guy, to most of us. I know, I know. You probably wanted Jose Oquendo, or Stubby Clapp. Or, if president of baseball operations John Mozeliak and former Yankees manager Joe Girardi are so close, why not just plug the free agent in now? One of those names (or another) might be higher up on your wish list for Cardinals manager in 2019 and beyond. And one of those could find himself in that position. But it’s Shildt whom the organization wants to test drive before anyone else, and Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium sparkled with reasons why he has been handed a chance to erase the interim from his new title. “When you look at the last few years, who has been the closest to players at the major-league level, and players on the cusp

It’s not as if the Cardinals have a purposeful playlist of metaphorical songs, played in the clubhouse to subliminally spread messages; it’s just a cool song, so they played it after the fun win. But on this day, at this time, it sure seemed like an anthem of rejuvenation. “I got a really big team,” the hiphop artist Drake rapped on a track in the Cardinals clubhouse. “They need some really big rings.” The Cardinals appeared refreshed after the Mike Matheny firing. Yes, the players were honest — they felt bad that their poor play led to a man’s vocational demise. Many thanked him for his efforts. But it almost felt like a new era was beginning. There is a new leader, interim manager Mike Shildt, paraded around the clubhouse in a laundry bin after his first win. There are reinforcements coming to teach the hitters how to actually hit well. They nabbed a home win on a peachy Sunday. They’ll get the next three days to relax. And then? Five games at Wrigley

See FREDERICKSON • Page B4

See HOCHMAN • Page B4

WORLD CUP FINAL: FRANCE 4, CROATIA 2

France leaves no doubt Young squad posts thrilling win over Croatia

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MOSCOW • Taking turns sliding

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French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris hoists the trophy amid celebrating teammates following France’s 4-2 victory over Croatia on Sunday for the World Cup title at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

across the rain-soaked turf holding the World Cup trophy tight, teenager Kylian Mbappe and the rest of France’s players acted like the youthful bunch they are. Nothing, not a Pussy Riot protest nor a postgame downpour that soaked Russian President Vladimir Putin, was going to stop the party. It carried on long after a thrilling 4-2 win over Croatia on Sunday. In the locker room with French President Emmanuel Macron striking

poses with players, then a champagne-spraying, water-splashing interruption of the coach Didier Deschamps’ news conference. “Sorry! They’re young and they’re happy,” said Deschamps, like a proud father. Deschamps had good reason to indulge them. His team is mostly age 25 or under and can return almost intact to defend their title in 2022 in Qatar. “Our children are going to be very proud,” forward Antoine Griezmann said. “The World Cup, it’s a lot.” See CUP • Page B2

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‘A FRESH VOICE’

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

Cardinals interim manager Mike Shildt talks with player Marcell Ozuna before the start of Sunday’s game and after the team fired manager Mike Matheny on Saturday night.

Mozeliak says firings were inevitable with team faltering

It’s an open audition for Shildt on the Cards’ stage

BY DERRICK GOOLD St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Intent on ending the erosion caused by this “decaying” season, even at the expense of cherished stability, Cardinals ownership made the decision before Saturday’s game, win or lose, rain or shine, to fire the manager who was hired to be the leader of an era. The timing of Mike Matheny’s abrupt dismissal as Cardinals’ manager was, in part, to give a new-look coaching staff the AllStar break to get organized and the clubhouse a “fresh voice” for the second half of the regular season, officials explained Sunday. It also was about time. As John Mozeliak and Bill DeWitt Jr. waited through two rain delays before meeting personally with Matheny late Saturday, they saw another game come unmoored, an 8-2 loss awash in absent absence and abstract fundamentals. It was a game they had seen before — and couldn’t be sure they wouldn’t see again. It wasn’t the reason for their decision. It was a reminder. “I don’t feel like our trend line was taking us in that (positive) direction anymore,” said See CARDINALS • Page B5

BEN FREDERICKSON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Changes are rejuvenating for team that wants to win BENJAMIN HOCHMAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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

General manager Michael Girsch (left), chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. (center) and president of baseball operations John Mozeliak introduce Mike Shildt as interim manager.

REACTION: Players talk about transition. B4 PLAY ON: Cards beat Reds 6-4 in Shildt’s first game. B5 CANDIDATES: Potential managers after this season. B5 NEWS: Matheny says he’s grateful despite firing. A1 ONLINE: Look back at the Matheny era and debate the Cardinals’ future at stltoday.com/cards

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Mike Matheny had a winning record each of his six and a half seasons as manager, including 47-46 this year.

Let the record show that Mike Shildt made a good first impression. That’s S-h-i-l-d-t. You know, the new guy. Well, the new guy, to most of us. I know, I know. You probably wanted Jose Oquendo, or Stubby Clapp. Or, if president of baseball operations John Mozeliak and former Yankees manager Joe Girardi are so close, why not just plug the free agent in now? One of those names (or another) might be higher up on your wish list for Cardinals manager in 2019 and beyond. And one of those could find himself in that position. But it’s Shildt whom the organization wants to test drive before anyone else, and Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium sparkled with reasons why he has been handed a chance to erase the interim from his new title. “When you look at the last few years, who has been the closest to players at the major-league level, and players on the cusp

It’s not as if the Cardinals have a purposeful playlist of metaphorical songs, played in the clubhouse to subliminally spread messages; it’s just a cool song, so they played it after the fun win. But on this day, at this time, it sure seemed like an anthem of rejuvenation. “I got a really big team,” the hiphop artist Drake rapped on a track in the Cardinals clubhouse. “They need some really big rings.” The Cardinals appeared refreshed after the Mike Matheny firing. Yes, the players were honest — they felt bad that their poor play led to a man’s vocational demise. Many thanked him for his efforts. But it almost felt like a new era was beginning. There is a new leader, interim manager Mike Shildt, paraded around the clubhouse in a laundry bin after his first win. There are reinforcements coming to teach the hitters how to actually hit well. They nabbed a home win on a peachy Sunday. They’ll get the next three days to relax. And then? Five games at Wrigley

See FREDERICKSON • Page B4

See HOCHMAN • Page B4

WORLD CUP FINAL: FRANCE 4, CROATIA 2

France leaves no doubt Young squad posts thrilling win over Croatia

ASSOCIATED PRESS

MOSCOW • Taking turns sliding

ASSOCIATED PRESS

French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris hoists the trophy amid celebrating teammates following France’s 4-2 victory over Croatia on Sunday for the World Cup title at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

across the rain-soaked turf holding the World Cup trophy tight, teenager Kylian Mbappe and the rest of France’s players acted like the youthful bunch they are. Nothing, not a Pussy Riot protest nor a postgame downpour that soaked Russian President Vladimir Putin, was going to stop the party. It carried on long after a thrilling 4-2 win over Croatia on Sunday. In the locker room with French President Emmanuel Macron striking

poses with players, then a champagne-spraying, water-splashing interruption of the coach Didier Deschamps’ news conference. “Sorry! They’re young and they’re happy,” said Deschamps, like a proud father. Deschamps had good reason to indulge them. His team is mostly age 25 or under and can return almost intact to defend their title in 2022 in Qatar. “Our children are going to be very proud,” forward Antoine Griezmann said. “The World Cup, it’s a lot.” See CUP • Page B2

NEW FACES AT SEC MEDIA DAYS. B2 | DJOKOVIC WINS MEN’S SINGLES TITLE. B3 | KIM WINS JOHN DEERE CLASSIC WITH RECORD LEAD. B8

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DIGEST Indiana man wins World Series of Poker crown

The 2018 World Series of Poker champion is a professional player from Indiana who barely missed the cut for the final table two years ago. John Cynn won the series’ marquee no-limit Texas Hold ‘em main event Sunday in Las Vegas, surrounded by a cheering crowd that included his father. He eliminated Tony Miles on the 442th hand of the final table, after playing 199 hands just against each other with bricks of $100 bills and a gold bracelet at the table. Cynn, 33, became $8.8 million richer after playing against Miles for more than 10 hours. He was visibly shocked, grabbed his head and momentarily crouched as the crowd roared after his win. “Right now, I do feel pretty overwhelmed,” he said. “... The money is very significant, but I do like to think that I don’t need the money to be happy, but at the same time, practically, it’s going to make things a lot easier, things I want to do in life.” Miles, of Lake Mary, Fla., took home $5 million. (AP) Dixon wins IndyCar at Toronto again • Scott Dixon won the IndyCar race at Toronto on Sunday for his third title at the event. The New Zealand native finished the 85-lap course on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place first, with Simon Pagenaud of France finishing second. Robert Wickens was third, marking the third year in a row a Canadian landed on the podium. James Hinchcliffe of Canada was fourth after two straight thirdplace finishes. Josef Newgarden looked poised to defend his title and win for the third time in Toronto, leading for most of the first 32 laps on a hot and humid day. The start-time temperature was listed at about 80 degrees but felt like more like 95 degrees. But on Turn 1 of lap 33, the 27-year-old American hit the wall, allowing Dixon to take the lead and cruise to victory. Further chaos ensued at the corner as Ryan Hunter-Reay, Graham Rahal, Will Power, Max Chilton, Ed Jones, Alexander Rossi and Sebastien Bourdais were involved in a collision. (AP) Florida RB pledges to Mizzou • The Southeastern Conference’s smallest collection of football commitments grew by one Sunday when Florida running back Glover Cook III announced his verbal pledge to Missouri on Twitter. That gives the Tigers five commitments for the 2019 class, still the fewest in the SEC. Cook, a 6-foot, 180-pounder from Vanguard High in Ocala, Fla., is rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com. In June, he trimmed his list of choices to 10: Arkansas, Central Florida, Cincinnati, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Mizzou, Oregon, Southern California and West Virginia. He first committed to Louisville in May 2017 then backed out of his pledge in March. In 11 games as a junior, he rushed for 816 yards and four touchdowns according to his MaxPreps.com profile. Mizzou also has 2019 commitments from Dayton, Ohio quarterback Connor Bazelak, Lutheran North offensive lineman Jack Buford, Fort Worth, Texas, running back Anthony Watkins and Flushing, Mich., defensive back Aidan Harrison. (Dave Matter) Pacquiao picks up win No. 60 • Manny Pacquiao won by knockout for the first time in nine years to claim the World Boxing Association welterweight title, and made a proclamation. “This is it. I am back in boxing,” the 39-year-old Pacquiao said after his seventh-round knockout of Lucas Matthysse late Saturday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “I am not done. I’m still there.” It was Pacquiao’s first bout since a contentious loss last year to Jeff Horn in Australia, and since parting ways with longtime trainer Freddie Roach to work with Buboy Fernandez. “It’s just a matter of time. You have to rest and get it back and that’s what I did,” said Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs), who knocked Matthysse down to one knee in the third and fifth rounds. He knocked the Argentine down again in the seventh, and Matthysse spat out his mouthpiece, causing a frenzy among Pacquiao fans in the stadium. “I am not boasting but ... I think he’s hurting from my punches,” said Pacquiao, who hadn’t won by knockout since 2009. “Every punch that I throw, he’s hurt. I think he’s scared of my punches.” Matthysse, who had won 36 out of 39 matches by knockout, said Pacquiao was a “great fighter, a great legend.” Pacquaio said he will return to his work as a senator for now but won’t be hanging up the gloves just yet. (AP) Ex-NHL goaltender Emery drowns • Former NHL goaltender Ray Emery has drowned in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. He was 35. Hamilton Police said Emery was identified as the victim of the swimming accident Sunday morning. Staff sergeant Paul Evans said police received a call just after 6 a.m. that an adult swimmer did not surface and that the Niagara Police assisted in the recovery effort. Emery’s body was recovered Sunday afternoon. Nicknamed “Razor” for his aggressive style, Emery played parts of 11 seasons with the Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks from 2003-2015. He helped the Senators reach the Stanley Cup Finals in 2007 and won it as a backup with the Blackhawks in 2013. (AP)

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France wins second World Cup CUP • FROM B1

T h e 1 9 - ye a r - o l d Mbappe became only the second teen after Pele to score in a World Cup final. M ba p p e h a d j u s t shown his electrifying speed in the 52nd minute when play was held up by four protesters who ran onto the field. Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for the incident — watched from the VIP seats by Putin, whose government once jailed members of the activist group. Charges were filed against the group Sunday, too. Putin was later on the field to award medals to the players in a ceremony soon drenched in rain and joy. As thunder rolled and lightning cracked, FIFA president Gianni Infantino handed France captain Hugo Lloris the gold World Cup trophy. Gold confetti stuck to the soaked Les Bleus as they paraded the trophy around the Luzhniki Stadium, a final act of an enthralling tournament in which Croatia reached its first final while powers Brazil, Germany and Argentina went home early. About 12 minutes after a protester gave Mbappe a double high-five on the field, Mbappe sent a right-footed shot from about 25 yards past goalkeeper Danijel Subasic. The goal put France up 4-1, closing the door on Croatia who had been the better team until Mbappe took control. The only other teen to score in a World Cup final was Pele, who was 17 when Brazil beat Sweden 5-2 in 1958. Mbappe, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain in the French league, was born months after France won its only other World Cup title in 1998. “I have a whole story to write,” Mbappe said. “This is just the beginning.” Paul Pogba and Griezmann, France’s two other key creative players, also scored. Pogba played a disciplined role in Russia, but his natural joy was evident celebrating his 18-yard shot, and leading

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French defender Lucas Hernandez tackles Croatia’s Ante Rebic during the World Cup final Sunday in Moscow. France won 4-2 to secure its second Cup championship.

the champagne shower for Deschamps. But it was Mbappe who put the match out of reach with a furious passage of play in the second half. In the 59th, a run from Mbappe started a play that ended up with Pogba on the edge of the penalty area. With his second attempt, the midfielder curled his shot beyond Subasic. Griezmann scored from the penalty spot in the 38th minute fully four minutes after his corner kick was knocked out of play by Ivan Perisic’s arm. The referee ruled it handball only after a video review, just as the first thunderclaps boomed around the stadium. “In a World Cup final, you do not give such a penalty,” Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said. France took the lead in the 18th when Croatia’s tallest outfield player, 6-foot-3 forward Mario Mandzukic, rose to meet Griezmann’s free kick with the top of his head. He deflected it past his own goalkeeper for he early 1-0 French lead. Perisic and Mandzukic scored for Croatia. Perisic equalized in the 28th minute after a scramble in the French penalty area. In the 69th, Mandzukic added a consolation goal, embarrassing Lloris with a flicked shot as the France goalkeeper tried to dribble out of his goalmouth.

But the three-goal lead was too much for the red-and-white-checkered squad that made a habit of coming back at the World Cup — and played three straight 120-minute games before the final. “We were dominant, we had control,” Dalic said. “What we’ve had in terms of luck over the tournament, we lacked that today.” Deschamps became only the third man to win the World Cup as a player and a coach. He joined Mario Zagallo of Brazil and Franz Beckenbauer, who captained West Germany. France’s captain 20 years ago, Deschamps was lifted up by his players on the field and flung into the air several times. The normally staid coach did a few skipping dance steps in the rain before stopping and laughing at himself. It was that kind of unbridled evening for the French who won with an exuberance not often seen in a mostly efficient, controlled title run. Back home in France, tens of thousands of fans headed to the Eiffel Tower to watch on giant screens after Paris police closed the area more than two hours before kickoff. Two years ago at home, France flopped in a European Championship final it was expected to win against Portugal. “But maybe if we had

WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS

2018 • France 2014 • Germany 2010 • Spain 2006 • Italy 2002 • Brazil 1998 • France 1994 • Brazil 1990 • W. Germany 1986 • Argentina 1982 • Italy 1978 • Argentina 1974 • W. Germany 1970 • Brazil 1966 • England 1962 • Brazil 1958 • Brazil 1954 • W. Germany 1950 • Uruguay 1938 • Italy 1934 • Italy 1930 • Uruguay been European champions we would not be champions today,” Deschamps pointed out. The six-goal final was the most since England beat West Germany 4-2 in 1966.

SEC Media Days will feature new city, new coaches BY DAVE MATTER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Now that Paul Finebaum and ESPN have ended their standoff and reunited for more years of southern fried radio and TV bliss, the Southeastern Conference can move on to more pressing topics, all of which will be discussed, analyzed and pounded into submission this week at SEC Football Kickoff Media Days, which kick off Monday at their new location. After hosting its annual preseason media gala in Hoover, Ala., for more than 30 years, the SEC has uprooted the four-day event and moved it to the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, where Monday through Thursday contingents from the league’s 14 teams will take turns telling tales of the most grueling summer workouts in team history, their team’s improved health and chemistry and, for more than a third of the conference, newfound buy-in under new leadership. Other than the new location of this week’s event — just a five-minute walk to Mercedes Benz Stadium, site of the SEC championship game — the new faces around the league, some more familiar than others, make up the top storyline in Atlanta this week. Here’s a primer of what to expect during the four-day event:

HELLO, MY NAME IS …

The SEC is home to five new head coaches, six if you count Ole Miss’ Matt Luke, who coached the Rebels on an interim ba-

sis last fall then landed the full-time gig in the offseason. As schools convince themselves they’re one hire away from challenging Alabama for SEC supremacy, the rate of coaching turnover has never been greater across the conference. Florida hopes it can return to relevancy with the addition of quarterback whisperer Dan Mullen, who left Mississippi State for one of the league’s elite jobs. At worst, the Gators should be competent offensively under new leadership. Mullen’s successor in Starkville is Joe Moorhead, a newcomer to these parts who arrives with high accolades as the architect behind Penn State’s prolific offense the last few years. Arkansas cut ties with Media Days favorite Bret Bielema and replaced him with former Southern Methodist coach Chad Morris, who won’t deliver as many juicy punchlines but might bring some muchneeded offensive punch to Fayetteville. Tennessee followed Georgia’s blueprint and hired Alabama’s defensive coordinator, Jeremy Pruitt, hoping the Nick Saban coaching bloodlines will transform their program like they did when UGA hired Kirby Smart. Down in College Station, Texas, the Texas A&M Aggies broke the bank for the most accomplished new coach to join the league, Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher, who takes over at a program that’s rarely fulfilled the kind of outsized expectations he now inherits, coming with a price tag of $75 million over 10

years. Here’s how much the SEC coaching staffs have turned over in recent years: Only four coaches in the league have been in charge of their respective program longer than Missouri’s Barry Odom, who’s entering his third season at his alma mater, same as Smart at Georgia and Will Muschamp at South Carolina. Ed Orgeron took over as interim coach at LSU midway through the 2016 season and begins his second full season in charge of the Tigers.

tion on his hands. Jalen Hurts (25-2 as a starter) was benched at halftime of last year’s national championship game, then watched touted freshman Tua Tagovailoa rally Bama past Georgia with a walk-off touchdown pass in overtime. Both returned to Tuscaloosa, though Tagovailoa missed time with a hand injury during spring practices. Is it Jalen or Tua in 2018? Saban figures to be smacked with a monsoon of quarterback questions this week.

TRANSPARENCY IN THE SEC?

Not so at other schools around the league. Missouri’s Drew Lock and Auburn’s Jared Stidham could have entered the NFL draft but return to headline a core of experienced SEC quarterbacks, a group that includes Mississippi State’s Nick Fitzgerald, Georgia’s Jake Fromm, South Carolina’s Jake Bentley and Vanderbilt’s Jake Shurmur. Lock, whose Heisman Trophy campaign launched earlier this summer, is one of six SEC quarterbacks headed to Atlanta this week, set to arrive with Odom and teammates Terry Beckner Jr. and Terez Hall on Wednesday.

The Supreme Court’s decision to allow states to legalize gambling will have ripple effects across the sport as schools and conferences brace themselves for the nation’s new landscape for sports betting. Some conferences have talked about mandating weekly injury reports, similar to the NFL and the Atlantic Coast Conference, to provide more transparency within the sport once gambling is legalized in affected states. Don’t expect a consensus opinion to emerge this week from SEC coaches, some of whom are loathe to shed light on injuries during the season. “Me reporting injuries … I’ll be glad to do it,” Saban told CBSSports.com this spring. “But I don’t think anybody has a right to know, if you want to know the truth about it.”

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Speaking of the Crimson Tide, Saban has the country’s most intriguing quarterback situa-

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Djokovic claims 4th Wimbledon title He immediately grabbed a lead against Kevin Anderson and held on ASSOCIATED PRESS

LONDON • Novak Djokovic acknowledged

that he was worried. His coach was, too. Could Djokovic ever return to the top of tennis? To the heights he’d already reached? Could he put aside the time lost to a painful right elbow that required surgery and the disappointment of poor-for-him results? Could he end a Grand Slam drought that lasted more than two years? All of that fretting seemed misplaced Sunday night. Back at his best, Djokovic became Wimbledon’s champion for the fourth time, grabbing a lead right away against a weary Kevin Anderson in the final and holding off a late challenge to win 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3). “There were several moments where I was frustrated and questioning whether I can get back (to the) desired level or not. But that makes this whole journey even more special for me,” Djokovic said. It is Djokovic’s 13th major trophy, the fourth-highest total in history, trailing only Roger Federer’s 20, Rafael Nadal’s 17 and his childhood idol Pete Sampras’ 14. But it’s also Djokovic’s first since he completed a career Grand Slam at the 2016 French Open. “It was a long journey,” the 31-year-old from Serbia said. “I couldn’t pick a better place, to be honest, in the tennis world to peak and to make a comeback.” A year ago at the All England Club, Djokovic quit during his quarterfinal because of the elbow, then took the rest of 2017 off. After the operation in February, his results were mediocre. He realized later he tried to come back too soon. “I really was impatient,” he says now. In April, he reunited with Marian Vajda, the man who had coached Djokovic for years before Boris Becker and Andre Agassi did. “I always had doubt,” Vajda said. “I was thinking really negative.” They built “the new Novak,” as Vajda explained it. Retooled his serve. Made adjustments to other strokes. Still, Djokovic was so dispirited by his upset loss at the French Open last month that he vowed, in the heat of the moment, to skip the grass-court circuit. Good thing he didn’t stick to that. Because he fell out of the top 20 for the first time in more than a decade, the No. 21 Djokovic is the lowest-ranked Wimbledon titlist since Goran Ivanisevic in 2001. On Sunday, under a pale blue sky interrupted by only the occasional soft white puff of cloud, Djokovic looked far more like a guy who used to be No. 1. “The first two sets,” said Anderson, who played college tennis at the University of Illinois, “Novak beat up on me pretty bad.” Anderson could be excused for exhaustion. His semifinal was the second-longest Grand Slam match in history, lasting more than 6½ hours until he edged John Isner 26-24 in the

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates defeating Kevin Anderson of South Africa in the men’s singles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on Sunday.

fifth set. And that followed another extended fifth set in his 13-11 upset of eight-time champion Federer in the quarterfinals. Anderson also blamed some nerves. This was, after all, the 22nd Grand Slam final for Djokovic, and the second for Anderson, the runner-up at last year’s U.S. Open and aiming to become the first South African man to win Wimbledon. He was so out of sorts that Djokovic gathered eight of the first 10 games even though he only conjured up two winners. No need for more, because Anderson gifted him 15 unforced errors in that span. “I didn’t really find my form the way I wanted to,” said Anderson, whose right elbow was massaged by a trainer after the first set. “Of course, my body didn’t feel great.” It was so lopsided for the first hour-plus that spectators began pulling for Anderson, likely in the hopes of getting more tennis for their tickets, which carried a face value of 210 pounds (about $275). Somehow, Anderson raised his game late and nearly managed to extend the match, five times standing just a point away from forcing a fourth set. Djokovic held steady on each one, then was as superior in the tiebreaker as he was most of the afternoon. “You can definitely see the improvements he’s made since coming back from injury,” Anderson said. By the end, Djokovic’s new serve had saved all seven break points he faced. His groundstrokes were a big reason he only made 13 unforced errors, while Anderson had 32.

When Anderson pushed a forehand return into the net to end it, Djokovic exhaled. After they shook hands, Djokovic performed his personal ritual of bending down to grab a couple of blades of grass and plopping them in his mouth, savoring the triumph. He did the same after his Wimbledon titles in 2011, 2014 and 2015. One key difference on this day was the presence of two special guests: The doctor who performed the elbow surgery and Djokovic’s 3-year-old son, Stefan. As much as Djokovic is known for his bodybending defense and unerring reads on opponents’ serves, he’s also someone who fills his matches with histrionics and exaggerated reactions, whether violently smacking the side of his shoe with his racket — as he did against Nadal in their thrilling five-set semifinal that began Friday and ended Saturday — or tearing off his shirt to celebrate a victory. This day was no different. Angered by fans making noise during points, he told the chair umpire to tell them to shut up, throwing a colorful word into the demand. He pointed to his ear after winning one point, as if to say: “Who are you cheering for now?!” He blew a kiss toward the stands after another. But when he broke Anderson for the second time in three service games at the outset, Djokovic simply shook a clenched fist while calmly looking at his guest box above the scoreboard. The bright yellow digits on there showed that Djokovic already led 4-1 after all of 18 minutes. Might as well have declared him the champion, right then and there.

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David Ortiz drew so many pals and well-wishers, it took him nearly three minutes just to climb a few dugout steps. He then swung behind the batting cage, gave Vladimir Guerrero a playful pat, and spotted another Hall of Famer along the first base side. “What’s goin’ on, Papi?” a grinning Dave Winfield asked. Yep, Big Papi still is a big hit wherever he goes, whatever he does. On Sunday, that meant a new job: The retired Red Sox great became a manager at the All-Star Futures Game, guiding top minor-league talent on the World squad at Nationals Park, in Washington. “People will say you played in the big leagues for 20 years, you will have this managing side in your back pocket,” he said. “It doesn’t work that way.” Not on this afternoon, anyway. Final score: United States 10, World 6. And no surprise, Ortiz doesn’t have any intention of making this a full-time gig at any level. “That is not on my bucket list,” Ortiz, 42, said. Perhaps the most impressive showing of the day was by White Sox prospect Luis Alexander Basabe, who belted a 102.3mph fastball from Reds prospect Hunter Greene for two-run home run in the third inning for the World team. Torii Hunter, who was a star with the Twins and Angels, managed the U.S. team and a two-run homer by Mets first base prospect Peter Alonso in the seventh was a key blow for that squad. Reds prospect Taylor Trammell was named the game’s most valuable player. He had a homer and triple. Among Cardinals prospects, Dakota Hudson threw a scoreless inning with one strikeout for the U.S. team and catcher Andrew Knizner went 0 for 2, striking out twice. Randy Arozarena went 0 for one for the World team. Schwarber set for Derby • Kyle Schwarber took special batting practice Saturday to prepare himself for the Home Run Derby, in which he and Cubs teammate Javier Baez will compete Monday night in Washington. Schwarber will face Houston’s Alex Bregman in the first round, with the winner going to the semifinals to meet the victor of the matchup between Milwaukee’s Jesus Aguliar and Philadelphia’s Rhys Hoskins. The other first-round pairings have Washington’s Bryce Harper facing Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman and the Dodgers’ Max Muncy taking on Baez. The winners of those battles meet in the other semifinal. Villar heads to DL • The Brewers placed infielder Jonathan Villar on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained right thumb strain, an injury he suffered while playing Saturday. There is not a timeframe for his return. Villar is hitting .261 with six home runs and 22 RBIs in 87 games. Also going on the DL were Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija (right shoulder inflammation); Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar (sternum); Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (sprained ankle) and Blue Jays infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (concussion). Pirates demote Meadows • The Pittsburgh Pirates sent outfielder Austin Meadows to Triple-A Indianapolis. Meadows, 23, was the team’s first-round pick in the 2013 draft. He hit .298 in 48 games with Pittsburgh and In July has hit .233 as his playing opportunities declined.

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Cardinals players reflect on Matheny Several indicate they are responsible for manager’s firing BY PETER BAUGH St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Kolten Wong never has known big-league baseball without Mike Matheny. In every game of Wong’s six-season career, Matheny has penned the lineup cards, taken the podium at postgame news conferences and occupied the office next door to the Cardinals’ clubhouse. Wong credits Matheny with teaching him how to play the right way. The manager, whom the Cardinals fired Saturday night, took a hard-nosed approach during his playing career. He wanted his players to do the same. “He was one of the last guys to try to keep this game old school,” Wong said after the Cardinals’ 6-4 win over the Reds on Sunday. “Everything is going to analytics and shifts and all this right now, but Mike was definitely one of those guys who loved the oldschool aspect of playing.” The Cardinals hired Matheny before the 2012 season. He had a 591-474 record as the club’s skipper. Wong was surprised by his manager’s dismissal. So was Yadier Molina, the only man on the Cardinals’ roster who was a teammate with Matheny as players. The All-Star catcher saw news of the firing on television Saturday, and Matheny texted him shortly after. Last year, Molina pushed back against Matheny on Instagram when the manager implied his

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Cardinals manager Mike Matheny (right) talks with second baseman Kolten Wong in a game at Busch Stadium in 2014. Until Sunday afternoon, Wong never had played for another manager in the majors.

catcher was tired, and they have had a complicated relationship. Still, Molina praised Matheny’s leadership abilities. He said he hopes fans remember the manager as someone who won: Matheny led the team to four playoff berths and the National League pennant in 2013. Multiple players said they felt a sense of responsibility after the coaching shift. Reliever Greg Holland wondered what he could have done to prevent the change.

Infielder Jedd Gyorko said he felt guilty. First baseman-outfielder Jose Martinez questioned his own job security. The Cardinals executives left the team with a clear message: If performance is subpar, they are not afraid to make changes. “When you’re not playing good baseball, unfortunately things like this happen,” Wong said. “We all know that could be us, so it’s time for us to step up, start playing better baseball and

start bringing it again.” The second baseman described the personnel adjustment as a wake-up call. He knew the sport was a business, but the firing opened his eyes to how harsh it can be. Pitcher Adam Wainwright, the oldest player on the Cardinals, developed a close relationship with Matheny. They talked on the phone after the news broke, and Wainwright told the former manager he loved him. He wanted Ma-

theny to know he appreciated the time they had together. “Until these last couple of years, we were highly successful with him as the manager,” Wainwright said. “He’s a winner, and I’m glad we got to win for him. One of my only regrets is we didn’t win a championship for him.” The Cardinals came close, falling two wins short in 2013. They appeared in two National League Championship Series under Matheny, including 2012 — when they blew a 3-1 lead to the Giants. Wainwright said Matheny was gracious in their conversation and appreciated the opportunity he got with the club. Dexter Fowler, who is hitting just .176 heading into the All-Star break, said the Cardinals have not lived up to their potential in 2018. The outfielder hopes the staff changes will bring new perspectives to the team, but he did not want to see anybody lose their job. “I respect the hell out of Mike,” Fowler said.“You don’t coach that long in the big leagues if you don’t know what you’re doing. We had our ups and downs, but at the end of the day, he’s a good man.” The Cardinals gave interim manager Mike Shildt a win in his managerial debut, and they doused him with water in a postgame celebration in the clubhouse. For the first time since 2011, the office next door did not belong to Matheny. “It’s weird not seeing him here,” Wong said. “But people above are going to make the decisions. It’s up to us to just continue to play, continue to try to get better.” Peter Baugh @Peter_Baugh on Twitter pbaugh@post-dispatch.com

Something had to be done to right the ship HOCHMAN • FROM B1

tem and had a lot of success as a manager,” DeWitt said. “He knows the situation.” “It’s an opportunity to basically have an extended interview,” added Mozeliak. “... From a team standpoint, performance needs to change. With performance, you can drill down and say, ‘What does that mean?’ Defense. Baserunning. All of the hot topics we have touched on for months. In his case, he’s also having to deal with the relationships inside that clubhouse.” An informal poll of Cardinals revealed another interesting fact about Shildt. Every player could point to a strength. Each one picked something different. Molina praised an old-school mentality that aligns with the catcher’s. Dexter Fowler appreciates his “transparency” and “good energy.” Gyorko said guys will “play their butts off” for Shildt. “The one thing I can say about this guy is, he cares,” Wong said. “He pays attention. He always puts in the work. From Day 1, I knew he was an amazing man because of how he could communicate, and how he could talk with us. No matter what, he always had our back. After finding out what happened last night, and finding out he was the guy, it was a little bit of light in a dark time.” What else could you want from an interim manager’s first step out of the box? Sunday was fun. This was not lost on Mozeliak. “In a very, very small sample size, you did see energy,” Mozeliak said after the win. “Players are excited to see what his leadership will bring.”

to prove that they are who they thought they were. “Even though Mike lost his job, this has a lot to do about us ...,” second baseman Kolten Wong said. “We came together (Sunday), collectively as a group, to make sure that we kept everything on us. We weren’t going to blame anybody. If we mess up, you take it like a man. That’s something I hope we carry on for a while — and a lot these young guys start realizing — because that’s what’s going to make us win. ... That’s something I wish we could’ve started earlier.” This new flock of accountable Cardinals sure sounds appealing, especially to a fan base that deserves it. So often around town you hear the same sentiment: Bill DeWitt Jr. is content with any result, as long as the result at the turnstile is three million or more paying customers. And that they’ll only make big changes if the fans don’t show up. Well, the chairman and the Cardinals flipped the sentiment this weekend. He explained he owes it to the fans who do show up — the 44,000 in the sweltering sun on Sunday or waiting out the storms on Saturday. “That’s how much they care,” he said. “That’s how much we care.” Winning is the goal — describing its emotional effect, the eloquent fictitious pitcher Nuke LaLoosh even said “it’s, like, better than losing.” And to Mike Matheny’s credit, he never had a losing season. But if we’re going to use a cinematic sportsman to capture what winning means in St. Louis — and to St. Louis — it shouldn’t be LaLoosh, but rather movie racing’s Ricky Bobby, who unabashedly declared: “If you ain’t first, you’re last.” In St. Louis, you’re either a playoff team or a losing team, even with a winning record. “In some places, winning is just a winning record,” Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said Sunday, after firing the manager Matheny. “Or even .500 is acceptable. Players have a nice season, go home, get back to their families and so forth. But not in this city, not with this franchise, not with this history. And not with our great fans.” Look. I’m not saying that firing Matheny means this team will win some big rings. But I’m saying that they sure didn’t look like they could with him. Something had to be done. DeWitt saw how Cincinnati played after the Reds fired their skipper. That team went from 3-20 to playing .500 ball. So, who knows, maybe a team playing .500 ball will suddenly play winning baseball for a couple months? It’s almost like there’s been this weight lifted off some of these players, off this clubhouse. “As we all look at this team and watch it on a day-in, day-out basis, there are times that you’re scratching your head,” said John Mozeliak, the Cards’ president of baseball operations. “For us, now is a chance to change how we look at this. We are optimistic, we do feel like this team has a chance to win. … That’s the reason we’re doing it now and now waiting. We want to try to find a way to salvage this season. We think there’s a chance to do that. ... “I will say that some of the difficulty is that some of the players we brought in have regressed. If you played up to just expectations, what would our record be? It’s a hypothetical question, because we don’t know the answer. But getting back to what those expectations might be is very important.” Is it too late? No, it’s not too late, not with 11 more games against the Cubs and six against the Brewers. Not with the second wild card. Not with the trade deadline. But so many things have to change immediately. This club leads the league in errors. This club doesn’t slug well. This club has an unpredictable bullpen. This club has a cleanup hitter who singles like a leadoff hitter. The self-accountability will be just as important as anything Shildt implements. Shildt was asked about fun. It was hard for Matheny to have fun at the job. Can Shildt? “I think everybody’s got their own definition of fun, right?” the new manager said. “Winning’s fun,” Mozeliak chimed in. It’s better than losing. And even with a winning record, they were losing with Matheny.

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Catcher Yadier Molina (center) congratulates Mike Shildt before the start of the Cardinals’ game against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday afternoon, Shildt’s first as a major-league manager.

Shildt is keeper of ‘Cardinal Way’ FREDERICKSON • FROM B1

at Triple-A, that was Mike Shildt,” Mozeliak said Sunday night after the Cardinals snapped a home losing streak at six games with a 6-4 win against the Cincinnati Reds. “I felt like he had the best feel for this club, at this time.” But for good? Shildt never played professionally. Before Sunday, he never had managed in the majors. He has not been with the big club long enough to become much of a known quantity, but has been there long enough to be attached to the slide that cost Matheny his job. There is a decent chance that, before Sunday, a casual Cardinals fan would not have been able to pick Shildt out of a lineup, let alone spell his last name right. That anonymity is fine with Shildt, who wears his hat pulled low and speaks with a touch of a drawl. Just don’t make the mistake of confusing a man who doesn’t need the spotlight for one who is not comfortable in it. Before holding titles of quality control coach, third-base coach and bench coach on the majorleague staff since 2017, Shildt won three league championships during eight seasons of managing between Johnson City, Springfield and Memphis. A keeper of the “Cardinal Way” down to the notebook of George Kissell’s reminders, he received glowing endorsements from DeWitt, Mozeliak and multiple Cardinals. His actions spoke louder than their words. After he carefully navigated a terrain that asked him to express gratitude for the opportunity while also showing respect toward the man he replaced, Shildt made it

clear he will not manage games like Matheny. A refreshed lineup sent Yadier Molina to second in the order, Paul DeJong to third and Kolten Wong to sixth. Harrison Bader (center field) and Jedd Gyorko (third) got the starts for a defensive edge. Shildt likes Carpenter at leadoff (Whew!). Molina can move up, because he adapts very well. DeJong excelled in the three-spot last season. And Wong’s lefthanded swing diversifies a right-heavy lineup and adds speed. Fans watching the telecast at home must have fallen off their couches. Baseball moves were being explained, and it did not feel like a lecture or interrogation. This might have been the day’s most shocking development — if Shildt had not pulled out gassed starter Miles Mikolas for pinch-hitter Jose Martinez in the fourth inning. An RBI was the result. In Game 1, Shildt made the kind of move Matheny spent 6½ seasons avoiding. “Your spot may be in the fourth, fifth, sixth inning for your best pinch-hitter,” Shildt explained after the game. “Don’t let it slide by.” It would be outlandish to expect Shidlt to make only right moves. And sometimes, the right moves don’t work. But Shildt is described by players and officials as an impressive game navigator who is confident enough in his decisions to take fans and media along for the ride. What a pleasant change. That said, being a pleasant interview subject won’t secure Shildt’s assignment beyond the end of 2018. There is no win total in mind. There is a clear expectation. “He’s a legitimate candidate, because he’s come through the sys-


CARDINALS

07.16.2018 • Monday • M 1 CARDINALS 6, REDS 4 Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Peraza ss 4 1 3 1 0 0 .293 Gennett 2b 5 0 1 1 0 0 .326 Votto 1b 4 1 1 0 1 0 .289 Suarez 3b 3 1 0 0 1 1 .312 Winker rf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .293 Barnhart c 3 0 0 0 1 1 .249 Duvall lf 3 0 1 2 1 0 .204 Iglesias p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 DeSclafani p 2 0 1 0 0 0 .222 Romano p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .037 b-Herrera ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .143 Hernandez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Hughes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Blandino lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .228 Hamilton cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .230 Totals 34 4 8 4 4 6 Cardinals AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Carpenter 1b 3 1 1 1 1 1 .263 Molina c 4 0 1 1 0 2 .274 DeJong ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .258 Ozuna lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .268 Gyorko 3b 3 1 0 0 1 0 .249 Wong 2b 3 1 0 0 0 1 .213 Fowler rf 4 1 1 1 0 1 .176 Bader cf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .272 1-Pham pr-cf 2 1 2 2 0 0 .243 Mikolas p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .059 a-Martinez ph 1 0 0 1 0 0 .297 Gant p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Hicks p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 30 6 7 6 2 5 Cincinnati 000 300 001 — 4 8 1 Cardinals 110 400 00x — 6 7 0 a-grounded out for Mikolas in the 4th. b-struck out for Romano in the 6th. 1-ran for Bader in the 2nd. E: Hamilton (2). LOB: Cincinnati 8, Cardinals 4. 2B: Votto (21). HR: Carpenter (19), off DeSclafani; Fowler (7), off DeSclafani. RBIs: Peraza (35), Gennett (63), Duvall 2 (60), Carpenter (43), Molina (41), Fowler (26), Pham 2 (35), Martinez (56). S: Gant. RLISP: Cincinnati 2 (Gennett 2); Cardinals 2 (Carpenter, DeJong). GIDP: Gennett. DP: Cardinals 1. Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA DeSclafani 3 1/3 5 6 6 1 3 57 5.32 Romano 1 2/3 1 0 0 1 0 15 5.19 Hernandez 1 1 0 0 0 1 15 1.87 Hughes 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 1.44 Iglesias 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 2.36 Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Mikolas 4 6 3 3 2 2 85 2.79 Gant 4 0 0 0 2 4 61 3.49 Hicks 1 2 1 1 0 0 14 3.56 W: Gant 3-3. L: DeSclafani 4-2. S: Hicks 2-6. IRS: Romano 2-2. HBP: Mikolas (Peraza), DeSclafani (Wong). T: 2:53. A: 45,808 (45,538).

HOW THEY SCORED Cardinals first • Matt Carpenter homers to center field. Yadier Molina strikes out on a foul tip. Paul DeJong grounds out to third. Marcell Ozuna lines out to deep center. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 left on. Cardinals 1, Reds 0. Cardinals second • Jedd Gyorko flies out to right. Kolten Wong lines out to deep center. Dexter Fowler homers to center field. Harrison Bader singles to deep center field. Tommy Pham pinch-running for Bader. Miles Mikolas grounds out to second. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Cardinals 2, Reds 0. Reds fourth • Joey Votto doubles to deep right center. Eugenio Suarez walks. Jesse Winker singles to center. Suarez to second. Votto to third. Tucker Barnhart strikes out swinging. Adam Duvall singles to left field. Winker to second. Suarez scores. Votto scores. Anthony DeSclafani singles to shallow infield. Duvall to second. Winker to third. Billy Hamilton pops out. Jose Peraza singles to shallow infield. DeSclafani to second. Duvall to third. Winker scores. Scooter Gennett grounds out to second. 3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 3 left on. Reds 3, Cardinals 2. Cardinals fourth • Ozuna singles to shallow left. Gyorko walks. Ozuna to second. Wong hit by pitch. Gyorko to second. Ozuna to third. Fowler strikes out swinging. Pham singles to center, advances to second. Wong to third. Gyorko scores. Ozuna scores. Throwing error by Hamilton. Jose Martinez pinch-hitting for Mikolas. Martinez grounds out to shortstop. Wong scores. Carpenter is intentionally walked. Molina singles to left. Carpenter to second. Pham scores. Paul DeJong lines out to deep center. 4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 left on. Cardinals 6, Reds 3. Reds ninth • Blandino grounds out. Hamilton grounds out. Peraza singles to right. Gennett singles to center. Peraza scores. Votto grounds out. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Cardinals win 6-4.

ST. LoUIS PoST-dISPaTCH • B5

Shildt gets first win — and a dousing It is ‘a surreal moment’ for Cards’ interim manager BY TOM TIMMERMANN St. Louis Post-dispatch

With Game No. 1 as Cardinals manager completed, Mike Shildt’s new charges placed him in a laundry cart in the clubhouse, spun him around and doused him in cold water to celebrate the event. “They just go at you with a bunch of cold water to the point where I was hyperventilating,” Shildt said. Everyone involved now can take a deep breath at the end of a whirlwind 18 hours in which Shildt went from bench coach to interim manager after Mike Matheny was fired on Saturday night. Shildt came out with a 1-0 record as the Cardinals beat the Reds 6-4 on Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium. Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler homered (“I think at the end of the day it’s more of a coincidence,” Fowler said of the homer in his first post-Matheny at-bat) and Miles Mikolas staggered through four innings but John Gant followed him with four excellent innings and the Cardinals snapped a three-game losing streak (and six-game losing streak at home). They head into the All-Star break with some good vibrations and with a 48-46 record. “I’m probably still not believing it, to be honest, to some degree,” a damp Shildt said after the game. “Talk about a surreal moment. You just got through managing a game for the St. Louis Cardinals. A kid from North Carolina, coached at West Charlotte High School. I’m very blessed and very appreciative of the opportunities I’ve been given. “There’s been a lot of emotions. Didn’t sleep much last night. Heavy hearted last night when I found out the news, and still am. Mike’s a friend and a guy I respect and admire greatly.” The toughest decision Shildt had to make was to pinch-hit for All-Star pitcher Mikolas after the starter struggled through four innings, allowing three runs as the team fell behind 3-2. The Cardinals scored four runs in the fourth to retake the lead, with Jose Martinez, pinch-hitting for Mikolas, driving in the run that made it 5-3. On Saturday, it was a decision that Shildt would have given advice on, standing next to Matheny. Sunday, it was one he was making. “Two feet (in the dugout) is a big difference,” he said. “Last year, I was in a situation where I was the quality control coach. I’d be 10 feet away from coaching third and when you had to go coach, it’s like, boy, that’s a big 10 feet. That’s a big two feet.” It was the shortest start of the season for Mikolas, who gave up three runs on six hits and walked two, only the fourth time in 19 starts this season he’s walked two or more batters in a game.

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

Cardinals interim manager Mike Shildt (second from left) brings in Tommy Pham to run for Harrison Bader (second from right), who suffered an ankle injury in the second inning Sunday.

“Walking guys probably frustrates me the most,” Mikolas said. “I walked a couple today and was just out of synch in general, but I’ve got a lot of time over the All-Star break. I’m not going to throw in the All-Star Game so I’ve got time to rest, relax, reset, maybe watch some video and figure out the best way for me to come out in the second half strong.” Recently, handing the ball to the bullpen has produced disaster. But this time Gant, who hadn’t pitched since July 6, handled things. He threw four hitless and scoreless innings, striking out four. It was the longest relief stint by a Cardinal since 2016.

NOTES

Harrison Bader left the game after suffering a mild left knee hyperextension when he slipped as he went to round first on what would have been a double in the second inning but said after the game he felt “perfect.” “I found myself in an awkward position, kind of like a newborn deer rounding first,” he said. Bader crawled back to first after he fell, saying he was unsure of what the severity of the injury was at that moment and didn’t want to put pressure on anything. He was replaced by Tommy Pham, who went two for two with two RBIs. • Jordan Hicks came in to get the save as Bud Norris was unavailable. Shildt didn’t go into specifics on what ailed Norris but said the closer should be ready to go on Thursday, when the Cardinals resume play. • Carpenter’s leadoff home run was the 20th in his career, one off the franchise record held by Lou Brock. It was his fifth this season, tying the team single-season mark. Carpenter

Matheny firing is a reset button for team CARDINALS • FROM B1

Mozeliak, the president of baseball operations. “Even if it’s just slowly decaying, you’re going to wake up at some point and find yourself in a bad spot. You (the media) could say, ‘You’re already there, chief.’ The point is, we felt we couldn’t wait any longer.” He added: “Change felt inevitable.” In the first press conference of its type in DeWitt’s two-decade ownership, the chairman and members of his front office formally announced Sunday at Busch Stadium the midseason firing of a manager and the hiring of an interim. Bench coach Mike Shildt became the 50th manager in Cardinals history and won his first game Sunday, 6-4, against the Cincinnati Reds. Shildt will serve as manager until the end of the season, Mozeliak affirmed. In the next 2 ½ months he and his staff will vet other candidates and prepare for a manager search that will launch at season’s end. Shildt will be a leading candidate for the job, one the organization has been grooming him for since he was one in the minors. He will be joined later this week by new hitting coaches Mark Budaska and George Greer, both of whom have been in the Cardinals’ minor-league system. They replace John Mabry and Bill Mueller, who were also fired Saturday night. Shildt, 49, will have his new staff together for the first time Thursday night when the Cardinals begin the second half of the season at Wrigley Field. Catcher Yadier Molina, the only member of the team who had also been Matheny’s teammate, had already returned home late Saturday when he learned of Matheny’s firing on television. Adam Wainwright received a text message about it seconds before a news alert. “When you see that happen it’s because us, as players, we’re not doing our job,” Molina said. “I hate to say it. But that’s what it is. We’re not doing our job. The blame is on us.” Wainwright likened the news to Albert Pujols not re-signing. “It was like an organizational transformational moment,” he said. “The wakeup call to the team arrived today.” By dismissing Matheny, ownership signals a new, even heightened urgency for this season and suggests other changes could be made if the record continues to flag. Matheny’s dismissal was the first inseason firing of a manager since 1995 and only the fifth firing of a manager for the Cardinals since the early 1960s. From 1996 through Saturday the Cardinals had employed only two managers. (The Cubs have had 10.) Although the

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

Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. congratulates interim manager Mike Shildt during Sunday’s introduction.

press conferences were held in the same room at Busch, the tone of Sunday’s offered an abrupt, but fitting, contrast to the day Matheny was introduced as manager. Although he had not managed or coached at any professional level, the Cardinals saw him as a continuation of their standards, their ethos. He played for the Cardinals, spent time in the front office with the Cardinals, and lived in St. Louis. Matheny came from central casting. He was set to personify the Cardinals. Ownership said at the time that Matheny gave them the kind of continuity and certainty that helps make the Cardinals the Cardinals. It’s their way. “I do value continuity and I think it’s been a big factor in our success,” DeWitt said when asked what became so unacceptable that they broke from his preference. “Continuity is desirable but when it’s not working and you feel like changes need to be made … you need to act. Continuity, in and of itself, isn’t the goal. The goal is to have a successful team and try to get in the playoffs every year. “What I really value is consistent winning.” During Sunday’s press conference, DeWitt and Mozeliak used the adjective “fresh” eight times to describe a “fresh voice,” “fresh start,” or “fresh leadership.” The word “reset” was used three times to describe the changes to the coaching staff. After the press conference, Mozeliak referred to hitting the “reset button for a fresh start.” DeWitt called it the “logical time to make a change” and repeatedly referred to Matheny’s winning record. The first manager to lead a team to the postseason in his first four seasons at the helm, Matheny never had had a losing season. He was fired with a 47-46 record, so even in his seventh and final season he had a

winning record. This was not a coincidence. Major League Baseball also frowns on teams making major announcements when it would prefer all eyes and headlines were on the All-Star break. The other purpose of making changes Saturday is it allowed Shildt to acclimate and meet with players. Shildt started meeting individually with players Sunday, and over the break will talk to all of the players on the roster to discuss their concerns and their expectations — and what his expectations are of them. Outfielder Dexter Fowler, who homered Sunday, said he welcomed “a fresh perspective” and only asked for “transparency” from Shildt. On Wednesday, Shildt will meet with his new coaches to discuss how they will divide the duties he had as bench coach. Regardless of the conversation, he has a tone he wants to set. “I’ve got a vision for what it looks like,” Shildt said. “The biggest thing is about being more consistent and appreciating what we do well. There has been a lot rightfully said and talked about in every circle around this team about what isn’t right and what needs to be improved. And, we get that. But there are a lot of things that are positive. I think we need to get back to that mindset.” Matheny’s office remained locked and unused Sunday. The Cardinals start the second half on the road so it still could be weeks before Shildt takes a seat behind the desk only two other people have sat. It was in that office Saturday night that Matheny, 47, sat before DeWitt and Mozeliak approached him. After Matheny’s postgame press conference, Mozeliak and DeWitt, having already met with Mabry and Mueller individually, told Matheny of their decision. Mozeliak said Matheny “handled it like a pro.” Mozeliak spoke a day later about the difficulty of having that talk with a friend. It was years ago, before Tony La Russa retired, that Mozeliak and Matheny would talk during their workouts in Jupiter, Fla., and it was then that Mozeliak started interviewing Matheny for the manager job in the future — whether Matheny knew it or not. This wasn’t the end Mozeliak imagined at the beginning. “He and I sure wish the last chapter was written different,” Mozeliak said. He added, privately: “Is it truly fair? I don’t know. We do feel like we have a good core in place and we want to see if we can change direction from where we are. We could have waited until the end of the year. Why now? Well, we still feel there’s a chance.” Derrick Goold @dgoold on Twitter dgoold@post-dispatch.com

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

Through Sunday’s game

AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB .297 317 35 94 18 0 13 56 33 .285 151 16 43 5 0 5 23 12 .274 230 26 63 7 0 13 41 13 .272 184 31 50 6 1 6 14 15 .268 351 38 94 9 1 10 49 21 .263 319 57 84 28 0 19 43 56 .258 182 30 47 9 0 8 19 18 .257 105 12 27 5 0 2 10 13 .249 209 22 52 11 1 7 29 21 .243 313 60 76 9 0 13 35 38 .213 230 27 49 9 2 7 21 18 .198 101 8 20 2 0 2 7 4 .176 239 32 42 8 0 7 26 29 .244 3183 413 778 129 5 118 394 300

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has had five once before. Brock did it twice and Ray Lankford once. • With a sellout crowd of 45,808, the Cardinals joined the Dodgers as the only teams with more than two million in attendance so far this season. Tom Timmermann • 314-340-8190 @tomtimm on Twitter ttimmermann@post-dispatch.com

MANAGING EXPECTATIONS As part of what he would call “due diligence,” Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak has always kept a running, rough list of possible coaching and managing candidates. During the next 2 ½ months he’ll order, update, and shape that list for a search that he expects to happen at the end of this season. The pool of candidates could include a former World Serieswinning manager, in-house options, a familiar name and some rising talents, according to sources. A look, in no particular order: Mike Shildt, Cardinals • Already has what no other candidate does — the job. Interim manager has been groomed for his position since joining the minor-league ranks. A skilled teacher and George Kissell acolyte, he’ll have 69 regular-season games to show his poise and how his approach translates to the highest level. Joe Girardi, free agent • A championship manager in 2009 with the Yankees, Girardi left the Bronx at the end of last year as the club wanted a new message for a younger team. Peoria native played for the Cardinals, has a rapport with Mozeliak that dates back to Colorado, and a deep connection to the club. He also mentored Mike Matheny. Jim Riggleman, Cincinnati • Has piloted the turnaround of the Reds after taking over as interim manager in April. Worked for a long time as a coach in the Cardinals’ system, was a jogging partner for Mozeliak, and has direct ties to Kissell, Tony La Russa and Cardinals’ lineage. But, Reds may keep him first. Carlos Beltran, former player • During his turn as right fielder for the Cardinals, Beltran spoke about his interest in someday being a coach or manager, and even late in his career he was a mentor for players and an advocate for helping Latin players adjust. Interviewed for Yankees job. Has sterling rep. Jose Oquendo, Cardinals • Told Post-Dispatch writer Rick Hummel this past spring that he no longer nurtured aspirations of being a manager, but the job wasn’t open then. Interviewed once before for job and will see increased role now with some bench coach duties. Has the built-in trust of influential players. Stubby Clapp, Class AAA Memphis • All he’s done since joining the Cardinals’ minor-league system is win — and impress scouts from outside the organization with his use of the bullpen and ability to improvise with staff picked-over by the big-league team. Pacific Coast League champ last year despite revolving door roster. Jose Espada, Houston • Astros bench coach replaced Alex Cora for this season and was last with Yankees as third-base coach, enhancing his profile as the ubiquitous candidate for managing vacancies. Puerto Rico native was a coach on the World Baseball Classic team that Yadier Molina captained. Sandy Alomar Jr., Cleveland • Former catcher always surfaces as a promising candidate for any opening given his experience as a first-base coach, bench coach and interim manager. A life spent in baseball that included a decorated playing career has brought him to Cleveland, with Terry Francona and a vibrant team. Mark McGwire, San Diego • Lured back to the game and into the coaching ranks by La Russa with the Cardinals, McGwire has mused about being a manager someday and serves now as the Padres’ bench coach. Close to California home, Mac’s part of a forwardthinking staff that includes rising star Skip Schumaker. Other names to know • SHELLEY DUNCAN, Class AA Jackson. Eldest son of pitching coach Dave Duncan, Shelley has zoomed through Arizona’s system as a manager and is starting to get outside attention as a coaching prospect. … DAVID BELL, San Francisco. Was working his way toward manager consideration somewhere when he left the Cardinals’ bench-coach job to run the Giants’ minor-league system. … MIKE MADDUX, Cardinals. Current pitching coach – and one of the highest-paid coaches in the game — has interviewed for manager positions before. — Derrick Goold


BASEBALL

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ROUNDUP

BOX SCORES

Miami scores 8 in 5th to overtake Philllies

AMERICAN LEAGUE Twins 11, Rays 7, 10 inn.

Brian Anderson hit a threerun homer in an eight-run fifth inning, and the Miami Marlins overcame a fiverun deficit to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-5 Sunday. Miami totaled eight hits in the fifth against three pitchers. Cameron Maybin homered and singled in the inning, and Justin Bour had two singles, with his second hit driving in the final two runs for an 8-5 lead. The rally lasted so long Phillies first baseman Carlos Santana headed for the dugout after the second out, apparently thinking the inning was over. Instead, Miami scored four more runs. Pirates 7, Brewers 6 • Josh Bell hit a game-ending tworun double in the 10th inning to send Pittsburgh past visiting Milwaukee and a sixth straight win overall. Braves 5, D’backs 1 • Julio Teheran pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings, and Atlanta used a four-run third inning to beat visiting Arizona. Nationals 6, Mets 1 • Daniel Murphy and Trea Turner each hit a two-run single in Washington’s five-run seventh as Washington won in New York. Matt Adams added two hits and scored a run for Washington. Cubs 7, Padres 4 • Jon Lester won for the eighth time in nine starts, Jason Heyward drove in two runs and Chicago swept in San Diego.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Orioles 6, Rangers 5 • Manny Machado homered before making an early exit, Adam Jones hit a three-run double and Baltimore rallied past visiting Texas. Tigers 6, Astros 3 • John Hicks hit one of Detroit’s four home runs off Justin Verlander, and Detroit snapped a six-game losing streak in Houston. Twins 11, Rays 7 • Brian Dozier hit a grand slam in the 10th inning to lift Minnesota over visiting Tampa Bay. Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 2 • Xander Bogaerts homered in his first at-bat a day after hitting a game-ending grand slam, and Boston beat visiting Toronto. Indians 5, Yankees 2 • Michael Brantley homered leading off the eighth inning, and Cleveland beat visiting New York. White Sox 10, Royals 1 • Daniel Palka and Yoan Moncada homered, Lucas Giolito tossed two-hit ball into the seventh and Chicago beat visiting Kansas City.

INTERLEAGUE

Rockies 4, Mariners 3 • All-Star Trevor Story led off the ninth inning with his 20th homer, and Colorado completed a series sweep of visiting Seattle. Athletics 6, Giants 2 • Stephen Piscotty homered for the fifth time in nine games, and Oakland won in San Francisco. Dodgers 5, Angels 3 • Yasmani Grandal homered, Enrique Hernandez hit a solo shot on his first pitch in the seventh for the go-ahead run, and the Dodgers beat the visiting Angels. Associated Press

Tampa Bay AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 6 0 1 1 0 3 .179 Kiermaier cf Robertson 3b-2b 4 2 1 0 1 0 .257 6 0 0 0 0 1 .252 Bauers dh Cron 1b 5 0 2 0 0 0 .256 Wendle 2b-lf 5 0 2 2 0 0 .283 4 1 1 0 1 1 .216 Gomez rf Smith lf 3 1 2 0 0 0 .284 2 1 1 0 0 0 .317 a-Duffy ph-3b 3 2 1 1 2 1 .261 Hechavarria ss 5 0 3 3 0 1 .229 Sucre c 43 7 14 7 4 7 Totals Minnesota AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 4 2 1 1 2 1 .273 Mauer 1b Rosario lf 5 2 3 2 1 1 .311 6 2 2 5 0 1 .230 Dozier 2b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .271 Escobar 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 Adrianza 3b 3 2 1 0 2 1 .264 Polanco ss Kepler rf 2 1 0 0 3 0 .227 Grossman dh 4 1 2 1 0 2 .256 Cave cf 4 1 1 0 1 2 .312 3 0 0 0 1 1 .249 Garver c 35 11 10 9 10 11 Totals Tampa Bay 030 010 021 0 — 7 14 1 Minnesota 010 000 420 4 — 11 10 1 One out when winning run scored. a-singled for Smith in the 8th. E: Cron (2), Cave (1). LOB: Tampa Bay 11, Minnesota 9. 2B: Wendle (10), Sucre (3), Polanco (4), Cave (6). HR: Dozier (16), off Andriese. RBIs: Kiermaier (11), Wendle 2 (29), Hechavarria (23), Sucre 3 (12), Mauer (29), Rosario 2 (60), Dozier 5 (48), Grossman (29). SB: Robertson (2), Hechavarria (1), Duffy (7), Polanco (3). CS: Cron (2). S: Grossman, Garver. RLISP: Tampa Bay 7 (Kiermaier 2, Robertson, Bauers, Smith 2, Duffy); Minnesota 2 (Kepler, Grossman). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Tampa Bay Stanek 2 2 1 1 0 3 31 2.08 2/ 1 2 18 6.75 Milner 3 0 0 0 Kittredge 1 0 0 0 0 1 14 7.77 Yarbrough 12/3 1 0 0 1 2 35 3.61 Kolarek, 11/3 3 3 3 0 0 30 12.79 1/ 2 1 21 2.57 Castillo 3 1 3 2 1/ 1 0 1 2.38 Wood, 3 0 0 0 Romo 1 1 0 0 1 1 17 3.83 Andriese, L, 2-4 1 2 4 4 4 1 29 4.34 Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Romero 41/3 10 4 4 0 1 78 4.69 2/ 1 13 3.12 Rodney 3 0 0 0 0 Pressly 11/3 0 0 0 0 3 22 3.63 1/ Rogers 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 20 3.86 Hildenberger 1 4 3 3 1 0 27 3.33 Busenitz, W, 3-0 11/3 0 0 0 3 1 30 5.73 Castillo pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. Inherited runners-scored: Kittredge 1-0, Kolarek 2-0, Castillo 2-2, Wood 2-0, Romo 3-2, Rodney 2-0, Busenitz 1-0. HBP: Romero (Robertson), Yarbrough (Escobar). Umpires: Home, Ryan Additon; First, Quinn Wolcott; Second, Jeff Kellogg; Third, James Hoye. T: 4:38. A: 25,561 .

White Sox 10, Royals 1 Kansas City AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Merrifield 2b 3 0 1 0 1 2 .307 Bonifacio rf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .288 Moustakas 3b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .249 Dozier 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209 Perez dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 .221 Duda 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .234 Orlando cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .172 Gordon lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .242 Mondesi ss 3 1 2 1 0 0 .250 Butera c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .164 Totals 30 1 5 1 3 8 Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Moncada 2b 4 3 3 1 1 0 .238 Sanchez 3b 5 0 1 1 0 3 .256 Abreu dh 3 1 0 0 1 1 .253 Palka lf 4 3 3 2 0 1 .234 Garcia rf 4 1 3 1 0 1 .290 Davidson 1b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .221 Anderson ss 4 1 1 2 0 0 .246 K.Smith c 4 0 1 2 0 0 .318 Engel cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .218 Totals 36 10 13 9 2 8 Kansas City 000 000 010 — 1 5 1 Chicago 202 051 00x — 10 13 0 E: Bonifacio (1). LOB: Kansas City 5, Chicago 4. 2B: Merrifield (30), Mondesi (5), Moncada (19), Anderson (13), K.Smith (3). HR: Mondesi (3), off Gomez; Palka (12), off B.Smith; Moncada (12), off Romero. RBIs: Mondesi (11), Moncada (41), Sanchez (42), Palka 2 (32), Garcia (21), Anderson 2 (39), K.Smith 2 (8). SB: Garcia (10). RLISP: Kansas City 3 (Duda, Butera, Dozier); Chicago 3 (Davidson 2, Engel). LIDP: Sanchez. GIDP: Moustakas. DP: Kansas City 1 (Bonifacio, Duda); Chicago 1 (Moncada, Sanchez, Davidson). Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA B.Smith, L, 0-1 2 3 2 2 0 2 30 5.98 Flynn 2 2 2 2 2 1 36 3.94 Romero 1 6 5 5 0 1 29 12.60 Adam 1 2 1 1 0 3 21 4.43 Sparkman 2 0 0 0 0 1 17 6.75 Chicago IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Giolito, W, 6-8 61/3 2 0 0 3 6 102 6.18 2/ 0 0 10 3.95 Avilan 3 1 0 0 Gomez 1 2 1 1 0 1 18 6.75 Santiago 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 5.61 WP: Flynn. Umpires: Home, Chad Whitson; First, Mike Winters; Second, Tim Timmons; Third, Adam Hamari. T: 2:39. A: 23,434 .

Tigers 6, Astros 3 Detroit AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Jones cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .214 Goodrum lf 4 1 1 1 0 2 .250 Castellanos dh 4 0 0 0 0 3 .305 Adduci 1b 4 2 2 1 0 2 .208 Hicks c 4 1 1 2 0 2 .278 Rodriguez 2b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .196 Candelario 3b 2 1 1 2 0 0 .225 Iglesias ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .266 Reyes rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .221 Totals 32 6 6 6 0 16 Houston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Springer cf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .249 Bregman 3b 3 1 1 0 1 0 .288 Altuve 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .332 Gurriel 1b 2 2 1 1 1 0 .310 Gattis dh 4 0 0 0 0 1 .239 Gonzalez ss 3 0 2 0 0 0 .230 Reddick rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .258 Stassi c 2 0 0 0 0 1 .253 a-Tucker ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .148 Federowicz c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 Kemp lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .297 Totals 28 3 4 1 3 6 Detroit 030 012 000 — 6 6 0 Houston 010 100 001 — 3 4 1 a-struck out for Stassi in the 8th. E: Verlander (1). LOB: Houston 2. 2B: Bregman (31). HR: Hicks (9), off Verlander; Candelario (13), off Verlander; Goodrum (9), off Verlander; Adduci (1), off Verlander. RBIs: Goodrum (32), Adduci (3), Hicks 2 (32), Candelario 2 (35), Gurriel (52). CS: Gonzalez (2). SF: Candelario, Gurriel. RLISP: Houston 1 (Altuve). GIDP: Reddick. DP: Detroit 1 (Adduci, Iglesias). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Detroit Liriano 3 1 1 1 3 3 61 4.67 VerHagen, W, 1-2 3 2 1 1 0 2 34 7.11 Wilson 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 3.68 Jimenez 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 2.72 Greene 1 1 1 1 0 0 12 4.05 Houston IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Verlander, L, 9-5 6 6 6 5 0 12 91 2.29 Harris 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 3.79 McHugh 1 0 0 0 0 1 12 0.96 Sipp 1 0 0 0 0 3 16 1.93 WP: VerHagen. Umpires: Home, Tom Woodring; First, Ted Barrett; Second, Lance Barksdale; Third, Pat Hoberg. T: 2:28. A: 39,455 .

Sunday Cardinals 6, Cincinnati 4 Miami 10, Philadelphia 5 Washington 6, NY Mets 1 Atlanta 5, Arizona 1 Pittsburgh 7, Milwaukee 6, 10 inn. Colorado 4, Seattle 3 Oakland 6, San Francisco 2 LA Dodgers 5, LA Angels 3 Cubs 7, San Diego 4 Saturday Pittsburgh 6, Milwaukee 2 Pittsburgh 2, Milwaukee 1 Cincinnati 8, Cardinals 2 NY Mets 7, Washington 4 Arizona 3, Atlanta 0 Miami 2, Philadelphia 0 LA Angels 5, LA Dodgers 4, 10 inn. Colorado 4, Seattle 1 Oakland 4, San Francisco 3 Cubs 11, San Diego 6

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AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL

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52 43 .547

Minnesota

44 50 .468

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Chicago

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24

Kansas City

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3-7 W-1

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2-8

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Away

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W

Boston

68 30 .694

New York

62 33 .653

— 6-4

L-1

33-13 29-20

Tampa Bay

49 47

18

8½ 6-4

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26-17

Toronto

43 52 .453 23½

14

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24-25

19-27

Baltimore

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30 4-6 W-2

16-33

12-36

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L

Pct

9-1 W-2

3-7

GB WCGB L10

34-13

34-17 23-30

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Str Home

Away

Houston

64 35 .646

— 6-4

L-1

32-21

32-14

Seattle

58 39 .598

5

L-4

31-17

27-22

Oakland

3-7

55 42 .567

8

3

7-3 W-2

24-21

31-21

Los Angeles 49 48 .505

14

9

5-5

L-1

24-23

25-25

Texas

22

17

3-7

L-2

19-28

22-28

41 56 .423

Sunday Baltimore 6, Texas 5 Boston 5, Toronto 2 Cleveland 5, NY Yankees 2 Minnesota 11, Tampa Bay 7, 10 inn. Detroit 6, Houston 3 White Sox 10, Kansas City 1 Colorado 4, Seattle 3 Oakland 6, San Francisco 2 LA Dodgers 5, LA Angels 3 Saturday Boston 6, Toronto 2, 10 inn. Tampa Bay 19, Minnesota 6 Kansas City 5, White Sox 0 Houston 9, Detroit 1 LA Angels 5, LA Dodgers 4, 10 inn. NY Yankees 5, Cleveland 4 Baltimore 1, Texas 0 Colorado 4, Seattle 1 Oakland 4, San Francisco 3

HOME RUN DERBY Orioles 6, Rangers 5 Texas AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Choo dh 3 2 2 1 2 0 .293 1-Tocci pr-dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 .086 Andrus ss 4 1 2 0 1 0 .253 Profar 3b 3 1 0 0 1 0 .243 Odor 2b 3 0 1 0 0 2 .239 Guzman 1b 4 1 1 4 0 2 .250 Rua rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .190 Gallo lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .187 Kiner-Falefa c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .251 DeShields cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .208 a-Beltre ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 33 5 9 5 4 8 Totals Baltimore AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Beckham 3b-ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .206 Schoop 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .229 1 2 1 1 1 0 .315 Machado ss Peterson 3b 2 0 0 0 0 0 .194 Jones cf 4 1 2 3 0 0 .275 Trumbo rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .251 Valencia dh 4 0 0 0 0 1 .251 Davis 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .158 Rickard lf 3 1 0 0 1 0 .208 Joseph c 2 1 1 1 1 0 .209 Totals 32 6 7 5 3 3 Texas 400 000 100 — 5 9 1 Baltimore 105 000 00x — 6 7 0 a-grounded out for DeShields in the 9th. 1-ran for Choo in the 9th. E: Profar (17). LOB: Texas 6, Baltimore 5. 2B: Andrus (9), Jones (26), Trumbo (11), Joseph (10). HR: Guzman (9), off Castro; Choo (18), off Wright Jr.; Machado (24), off Minor. RBIs: Choo (43), Guzman 4 (37), Machado (65), Jones 3 (36), Joseph (8). SB: Joseph (1). CS: Odor (6). RLISP: Texas 2 (Odor, DeShields); Baltimore 3 (Beckham, Valencia, Rickard). GIDP: Profar. DP: Baltimore 1 (Schoop, Davis). Texas IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Minor, L, 6-6 22/3 4 6 5 2 1 68 4.89 Rodriguez 21/3 2 0 0 0 0 24 3.18 Gearrin 1 0 0 0 1 1 18 3.74 Chavez 1 1 0 0 0 0 16 3.51 Diekman 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 3.21 Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Castro 22/3 1 4 4 3 2 60 3.54 2/ Scott, W, 1-1 0 0 2 10 6.67 3 2 0 Wright Jr. 3 5 1 1 0 3 64 4.85 Fry, 12/3 0 0 0 0 1 25 1.00 Britton, S, 4-5 1 1 0 0 1 0 18 3.68 Inherited runners-scored: Rodriguez 1-1, Wright Jr. 1-0. HBP: Fry (Odor). Umpires: Home, Cory Blaser; First, Lance Barrett; Second, Bill Welke; Third, Andy Fletcher. T: 3:02. A: 18,754 .

Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 2 Toronto AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Grichuk cf 4 1 2 0 1 2 .206 Solarte 3b 5 0 0 0 0 2 .241 Hernandez lf 3 1 1 2 1 2 .257 Smoak 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .245 Morales dh 3 0 0 0 1 0 .246 Martin c 4 0 2 0 0 0 .179 4 0 1 0 0 2 .242 Travis 2b Smith Jr. rf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .289 Diaz ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 .240 a-Granderson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 Totals 34 2 8 2 4 11 Boston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Betts rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .359 Bogaerts ss 4 1 1 2 0 1 .284 Martinez lf 2 1 0 0 2 1 .328 Moreland 1b 3 1 0 0 1 0 .278 Pearce dh 2 0 0 0 1 1 .324 Holt 2b 3 0 2 2 1 1 .289 Nunez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .255 Leon c 3 1 2 0 0 0 .242 Bradley Jr. cf 3 1 1 1 0 0 .210 Totals 27 5 6 5 6 5 Toronto 002 000 000 — 2 8 1 Boston 200 021 00x — 5 6 0 a-flied out for Diaz in the 9th. E: Travis (5). LOB: Toronto 9, Boston 5. 2B: Grichuk (11), Leon (7), Bradley Jr. (18). HR: Hernandez (15), off Johnson; Bogaerts (16), off Stroman. RBIs: Hernandez 2 (39), Bogaerts 2 (64), Holt 2 (25), Bradley Jr. (32). SB: Betts (18). RLISP: Toronto 3 (Smith Jr. 2, Diaz); Boston 2 (Nunez 2). GIDP: Solarte, Moreland, Leon. DP: Toronto 2 (Travis, Diaz, Smoak), (Solarte, Diaz, Smoak); Boston 1 (Brasier, Bogaerts, Moreland). Toronto IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Stroman, L, 2-7 5 5 4 3 1 4 95 5.86 Loup 0 1 1 1 1 0 16 4.83 Petricka 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 3.38 Tepera 1 0 0 0 1 1 24 2.90 2/ Garcia 3 0 0 0 3 0 20 6.10 1/ Rowley 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 40.50 Boston IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Johnson 42/3 2 2 2 4 5 84 4.20 Workman, W, 2-0 1/3 0 0 0 0 1 7 1.62 Thornburg, 1 1 0 0 0 1 14 5.40 Brasier, 1 2 0 0 0 0 16 0.00 Hembree, 1 3 0 0 0 2 19 3.79 Kimbrel, S, 30-32 1 0 0 0 0 2 14 1.77 Loup pitched to 3 batters in the 6th. Inherited runners-scored: Petricka 2-0, Rowley 2-0, Workman 1-0. HBP: Loup (Pearce). Umpires: Home, Adrian Johnson; First, Tripp Gibson; Second, Brian Gorman; Third, Mike Muchlinski. T: 3:12. A: 36,940 .

Indians 5, Yankees 2 New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Gardner lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .254 Judge dh 4 0 1 0 0 3 .276 Gregorius ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 .263 Stanton rf 4 0 2 0 0 2 .278 Hicks cf 3 0 1 1 1 1 .249 Bird 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .214 Andujar 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .279 Higashioka c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .167 a-Frazier ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 Walker 2b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .197 Totals 34 2 7 2 1 11 Cleveland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Lindor ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .291 Brantley lf 3 2 1 1 1 0 .308 Ramirez 3b 4 1 2 0 0 2 .302 Encarnacion dh 3 1 1 2 0 0 .225 2-Gonzalez pr-dh 0 1 0 0 0 0 .297 Alonso 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .258 Kipnis 2b 3 0 2 0 1 1 .222 Perez c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .148 1-Davis pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 Gomes c 0 0 0 1 0 0 .247 Naquin rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .275 G.Allen cf 2 0 1 0 0 0 .209 Totals 30 5 9 4 2 7 New York 001 100 000 — 2 7 1 Cleveland 000 200 03x — 5 9 0 a-hit by pitch for Higashioka in the 9th. 1-ran for Perez in the 7th. 2-ran for Encarnacion in the 8th. E: Higashioka (1). LOB: New York 7, Cleveland 6. HR: Walker (3), off Bauer; Encarnacion (22), off Tanaka; Brantley (12), off Green. RBIs: Hicks (44), Walker (19), Brantley (56), Encarnacion 2 (65), Gomes (32). SB: Stanton (3), Ramirez (20), Kipnis (4), Gonzalez (3). SF: Gomes. S: G.Allen. RLISP: New York 4 (Hicks, Bird 3); Cleveland 3 (Lindor, Brantley, Naquin). GIDP: Alonso. DP: New York 1 (Gregorius, Bird). New York IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Tanaka 6 1/3 6 2 2 1 5 77 4.54 Green, L, 5-2 12/3 3 3 3 1 2 37 2.74 IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Cleveland Bauer 7 7 2 2 1 7 110 2.24 Carrasco, W, 11-5 1 0 0 0 0 2 14 4.12 C.Allen, S, 20-21 1 0 0 0 0 2 12 4.66 Inherited runners-scored: Green 1-0. HBP: Green (Encarnacion), C.Allen (Frazier). WP: Bauer, Green. Umpires: Home, Jerry Meals; First, Chris Segal; Second, Gabe Morales; Third, Ed Hickox. T: 2:52. A: 32,644 .

INTERLEAGUE Dodgers 5, Angels 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE Cubs 7, Padres 4

Los Angeles (A) AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 4 0 1 0 0 1 .250 Fletcher 3b Simmons ss 5 0 1 0 0 1 .313 Trout cf 2 0 0 0 2 0 .310 3 1 1 0 0 2 .251 Upton lf Kinsler 2b 3 1 1 0 1 1 .219 3 1 2 3 0 1 .245 Marte 1b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .105 b-Blash ph Calhoun rf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .187 3 0 0 0 0 0 .234 Maldonado c 2 0 0 0 0 1 .333 McGuire p Valbuena 1b 0 0 0 0 1 0 .204 1 0 0 0 0 1 .283 c-Ohtani ph Totals 31 3 6 3 4 12 Los Angeles (N) AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 2 0 0 0 1 0 .247 Pederson lf Muncy 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .271 4 0 0 0 0 2 .310 Kemp rf Forsythe 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 4 1 2 0 0 1 .245 Bellinger 1b 3 1 3 1 1 0 .251 Grandal c Toles cf 4 1 2 1 0 0 .261 4 1 1 0 0 2 .253 Taylor ss Hernandez 2b-rf 2 1 1 2 0 0 .230 Kershaw p 2 0 1 1 0 0 .167 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 Maeda p a-Utley ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Alexander p 30 5 10 5 2 6 Totals Los Angeles (A) 000 300 000 — 3 6 1 Los Angeles (N) 030 000 11x — 5 10 0 a-grounded out for Maeda in the 7th. b-struck out for Cole in the 8th. c-struck out for Valbuena in the 9th. E: Kinsler (5). LOB: Los Angeles (A) 8, Los Angeles (N) 5. 2B: Fletcher (3), Simmons (20). HR: Marte (4), off Kershaw; Grandal (13), off McGuire; Hernandez (16), off Cole. RBIs: Marte 3 (13), Grandal (47), Toles (4), Hernandez 2 (34), Kershaw (1). CS: Pederson (4). SF: Hernandez. S: Fletcher. RLISP: Los Angeles (A) 5 (Upton, Kinsler 2, Marte 2); Los Angeles (N) 2 (Muncy, Taylor). GIDP: Toles. DP: Los Angeles (A) 1 (Simmons, Valbuena). Los Angeles (A) IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA McGuire 3 4 3 3 2 2 64 6.46 Ramirez 2 0 0 0 0 1 24 4.17 Cole, L, 0-2 2 3 1 1 0 1 28 2.61 Drake 1 3 1 1 0 2 22 7.61 Los Angeles (N) IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Kershaw 62/3 6 3 3 4 8 108 2.74 1/ Maeda, W, 7-5 1 7 3.12 3 0 0 0 0 Alexander, 1 0 0 0 0 2 15 3.32 Jansen, S, 27-30 1 0 0 0 0 1 12 2.33 Inherited runners-scored: Maeda 2-0. HBP: McGuire (Pederson), Kershaw (Maldonado), Maeda (Upton). T: 3:10. A: 47,871 .

Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Rizzo 1b 3 2 2 1 1 1 .246 3 1 1 1 1 2 .280 Bryant rf 5 0 1 2 0 1 .285 Heyward cf 5 1 1 1 0 2 .292 Baez 2b 5 0 1 1 0 2 .272 Russell ss Zobrist lf 5 0 1 1 0 0 .285 3 1 2 0 0 1 .279 Contreras c Bote 3b 2 1 1 0 1 1 .310 Lester p 3 1 0 0 0 0 .125 Norwood p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Schwarber ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .249 Strop p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Wilson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Morrow p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 35 7 10 7 3 11 Totals San Diego AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 5 0 2 0 0 0 .243 Margot cf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .282 Myers lf 4 1 1 1 1 2 .241 Renfroe rf Hosmer 1b 5 1 2 0 0 2 .249 Villanueva 3b-ss 3 2 2 1 1 0 .232 Pirela 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .261 Galvis ss 1 0 0 1 1 0 .228 Stammen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --e-Lopez ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .178 Yates p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --4 0 0 0 0 2 .232 Hedges c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .095 Lauer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 a-Reyes ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Strahm p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .284 b-Ellis ph Cimber p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 c-Asuaje ph-3b 1 0 0 1 1 1 .229 Totals 34 4 9 4 5 10 Chicago 320 101 000 — 7 10 0 San Diego 000 102 100 — 4 9 3 a-walked for Lauer in the 2nd. b-flied out for Strahm in the 5th. c-walked for Cimber in the 6th. d-struck out for Norwood in the 7th. e-walked for Stammen in the 8th. E: Renfroe (5), Hedges 2 (5). LOB: Chicago 8, San Diego 9. 2B: Rizzo (15), Bote (3). HR: Villanueva (19), off Lester; Renfroe (7), off Strop. RBIs: Rizzo (61), Bryant (40), Heyward 2 (41), Baez (72), Russell (34), Zobrist (36), Renfroe (25), Villanueva (43), Galvis (33), Asuaje (17). SB: Bote (3). SF: Rizzo. RLISP: Chicago 5 (Heyward, Baez 2, Contreras, Schwarber); San Diego 4 (Margot 2, Hosmer, Asuaje). GIDP: Villanueva. DP: Chicago 1 (Baez, Russell, Rizzo). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Chicago Lester, W, 12-2 51/3 6 3 3 3 7 101 2.58 2/ Norwood, 1 0 17 3.38 3 0 0 0 Strop 1 2 1 1 0 0 18 2.52 Wilson, 1 0 0 0 1 2 24 2.77 Morrow, S, 22-24 1 1 0 0 0 1 17 1.47 San Diego IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Lauer, L, 5-6 2 5 5 5 1 3 56 4.87 Strahm 3 1 1 0 1 0 41 2.34 Cimber 1 2 1 1 1 2 23 3.17 Stammen 2 2 0 0 0 5 33 2.91 Yates 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 1.43 IRS: Norwood 3-1. HBP: Lauer (Bote), Strahm (Contreras), Cimber (Bryant), Lester (Galvis). WP: Wilson. T: 3:24. A: 37,672 .

Athletics 6, Giants 2 Oakland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Semien ss 5 0 1 0 0 1 .254 Pinder lf 5 0 1 0 0 3 .260 Lowrie 2b 4 1 0 0 1 1 .285 Canha cf 2 1 1 0 2 1 .261 Piscotty rf 4 2 2 2 0 1 .264 Olson 1b 3 1 1 1 1 0 .235 Chapman 3b 4 1 2 1 0 0 .250 Lucroy c 3 0 1 2 0 2 .241 Manaea p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 b-Martini ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .222 e-Davis ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .248 Totals 34 6 10 6 4 10 San Francisco AB R H BI BB SO Avg. d’Arnaud 3b 4 1 2 1 0 0 .333 Belt 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .287 McCutchen rf 2 0 0 0 2 0 .261 Posey c 4 0 0 0 0 2 .288 Crawford ss 4 1 2 0 0 2 .292 Hernandez lf 3 0 1 1 0 1 .277 Duggar cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .286 Tomlinson 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 .217 c-Hanson ph-2b 0 0 0 0 1 0 .283 Suarez p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .034 a-Pence ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .212 Moronta p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 d-Sandoval ph-3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 Totals 29 2 5 2 3 7 Oakland 000 401 001 — 6 10 0 San Francisco 010 001 000 — 2 5 0 a-lined out for Suarez in the 5th. b-struck out for Manaea in the 7th. c-walked for Tomlinson in the 8th. d-grounded out for Dyson in the 8th. e-singled for Trivino in the 9th. LOB: Oakland 6, San Francisco 3. 2B: Chapman (17), Crawford (22). HR: Piscotty (12), off Moronta; d’Arnaud (2), off Manaea. RBIs: Piscotty 2 (46), Olson (47), Chapman (29), Lucroy 2 (27), d’Arnaud (2), Hernandez (30). CS: Hernandez (2). SF: Lucroy. RLISP: Oakland 3 (Lowrie 2, Manaea); San Francisco 1 (Hernandez). GIDP: Piscotty, Chapman, McCutchen, Sandoval. DP: Oakland 2 (Chapman, Lowrie, Olson), (Lowrie, Semien, Olson); San Francisco 2 (Tomlinson, Crawford, Belt), (Crawford, Tomlinson, Belt). Oakland IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Manaea, W, 9-6 6 5 2 2 1 1 74 3.42 Buchter, 1 0 0 0 0 3 15 1.83 Trivino, 1 0 0 0 1 0 12 1.22 Treinen 1 0 0 0 1 3 18 0.94 San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Suarez, L, 3-6 5 4 4 4 2 5 90 3.94 Moronta 1 1 1 1 1 1 17 1.93 Black 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 9.00 Dyson 1 1 0 0 1 0 16 3.13 Smith 1 4 1 1 0 2 31 1.23 T: 2:44. A: 42,098 .

Rockies 4, Mariners 3 Seattle AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Gordon 2b 5 1 2 1 0 2 .283 Segura ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 .323 Haniger rf 4 0 2 1 0 0 .272 Seager 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .233 Healy 1b 3 0 1 0 1 1 .240 1-Romine pr-1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .203 Span lf 4 0 2 1 0 1 .271 Heredia cf 3 1 1 0 0 0 .231 c-Gamel ph-cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 Freitas c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .197 Leake p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 a-Cruz ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .267 Nicasio p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Colome p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Herrmann ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 Vincent p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 35 3 9 3 1 8 Colorado AB R H BI BB SO Avg. LeMahieu 2b 3 1 1 0 1 0 .280 Blackmon cf 4 1 2 0 0 0 .287 Arenado 3b 3 0 2 1 1 0 .312 Gonzalez rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .280 Story ss 4 1 1 1 0 1 .292 Parra lf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .297 Desmond 1b 3 1 2 0 0 0 .235 Iannetta c 2 0 0 1 0 1 .233 Anderson p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .125 McGee p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Tapia ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 Shaw p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Oberg p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 29 4 9 3 2 6 Seattle 200 000 100 — 3 9 1 Colorado 002 000 101 — 4 9 0 No outs when winning run scored. a-struck out for Leake in the 7th. b-grounded out for McGee in the 7th. c-grounded out for Heredia in the 8th. d-grounded out for Colome in the 9th. 1-ran for Healy in the 8th. E: Haniger (5). LOB: Seattle 7, Colorado 4. 2B: Span (14). 3B: Desmond (4). HR: Story (20), off Vincent. RBIs: Gordon (22), Haniger (67), Span (43), Arenado (68), Story (68), Iannetta (22). SB: Haniger (5). SF: Iannetta. S: Freitas. RLISP: Seattle 5 (Segura, Span, Heredia 2, Gamel); Colorado 1 (Gonzalez). GIDP: Gonzalez 2, Desmond. DP: Seattle 3 (Gordon, Healy), (Gordon, Segura, Healy), (Gordon, Healy). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Seattle Leake 6 6 2 1 2 4 77 4.22 Nicasio, 1 1 1 1 0 1 18 6.08 Colome 1 1 0 0 0 1 16 4.12 Vincent, L, 3-2 0 1 1 1 0 0 6 4.28 Colorado IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA 6 5 2 2 1 6 91 3.72 Anderson McGee 1 2 1 1 0 1 15 6.15 2/ Shaw 0 0 0 18 7.23 3 2 0 Oberg, W, 4-0 11/3 0 0 0 0 1 19 2.96 IRS: Oberg 2-0. T: 3:11. A: 35,630 .

Nationals 6, Mets 1 Washington AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Eaton rf 4 0 0 1 0 0 .323 Turner ss 5 0 1 2 0 0 .267 Soto lf 3 1 0 0 1 1 .301 Rendon 3b 3 2 1 0 1 1 .285 Adams 1b 4 1 2 0 0 1 .288 Taylor cf 2 0 0 1 0 0 .240 b-Murphy ph 1 1 1 2 0 0 .253 e-Reynolds ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .291 Wieters c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .205 Hellickson p 2 0 1 0 0 0 .095 c-Goodwin ph-cf 2 0 1 0 0 0 .200 Difo 2b 2 1 0 0 1 0 .244 Totals 32 6 8 6 3 3 New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Nimmo cf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .253 Cabrera 2b 2 0 0 0 1 1 .281 Kelly 2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .100 Bautista rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .217 Conforto lf 3 1 0 0 1 1 .216 Flores 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .272 Mesoraco c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .225 Reyes 3b 4 0 2 1 0 1 .181 Rosario ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .246 Oswalt p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 a-Smith ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .183 Lugo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 Peterson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Blevins p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 d-den Dekker ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Bashlor p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 31 1 5 1 3 8 Washington 010 000 500 — 6 8 0 New York 010 000 000 — 1 5 0 a-hit by pitch for Oswalt in the 5th. b-singled for Taylor in the 7th. c-flied out for Hellickson in the 7th. d-struck out for Rhame in the 8th. e-singled for Madson in the 9th. LOB: Washington 5, New York 7. 2B: Reyes (6). RBIs: Eaton (15), Turner 2 (39), Taylor (25), Murphy 2 (12), Reyes (6). SB: Soto (2). CS: Turner (6). S: Wieters. RLISP: Washington 3 (Turner 3); New York 3 (Nimmo, Rosario 2). GIDP: Wieters, Conforto. DP: Washington 1 (Hellickson, Rendon, Adams); New York 1 (Oswalt, Rosario, Flores). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Washington Hellickson, W, 4-1 6 2 1 1 2 6 73 3.29 Kintzler 1 0 0 0 0 1 14 3.82 Madson 1 0 0 0 1 1 16 4.98 Herrera 1 3 0 0 0 0 20 1.98 New York IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Oswalt 5 2 1 1 0 1 59 5.64 Lugo 1 1 0 0 0 0 18 2.61 Swarzak, L, 0-2 0 0 2 2 2 0 13 7.47 2/ Peterson 2 0 0 10 4.50 3 2 2 1/ Blevins 1 0 0 12 5.01 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 17 5.74 Rhame 1 2 0 0 1 0 28 4.00 Bashlor Swarzak pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. IRS: Peterson 2-2, Blevins 2-2. HBP: Hellickson (Smith), Blevins 2 (Difo,Eaton). WP: Hellickson. T: 2:54. A: 26,572 .

Braves 5, Diamondbacks 1 Arizona AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 4 1 1 1 0 0 .277 Jay rf Goldschmidt 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .281 Peralta lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .282 Pollock cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .285 4 0 1 0 0 1 .229 Lamb 3b Marte ss 3 0 0 0 1 0 .238 Descalso 2b 2 0 1 0 1 0 .259 1 0 0 0 1 1 .148 Avila c a-Souza Jr. ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .195 De La Rosa p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200 Corbin p Murphy c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 Totals 30 1 5 1 3 7 AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Atlanta Albies 2b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .281 Acuna cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .249 3 1 1 1 1 1 .315 Freeman 1b Markakis rf 3 0 1 1 1 0 .323 Suzuki c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .269 Culberson lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .261 Camargo 3b 3 1 1 0 0 0 .248 Swanson ss 3 1 2 1 0 0 .253 Teheran p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .167 Biddle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 b-Tucker ph 1 1 1 1 0 0 .254 Winkler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 30 5 7 5 2 4 Arizona 000 000 010 — 1 5 1 Atlanta 004 000 10x — 5 7 0 a-struck out for Avila in the 7th. b-homered for Biddle in the 7th. E: Lamb (3). LOB: Arizona 5, Atlanta 4. 2B: Lamb (8), Descalso (16), Freeman (25), Swanson (19). HR: Jay (3), off Winkler; Tucker (4), off Delgado. RBIs: Jay (30), Albies (55), Freeman (61), Markakis (61), Swanson (35), Tucker (22). S: Teheran. RLISP: Arizona 2 (Jay, Souza Jr.). GIDP: Corbin. DP: Atlanta 1 (Suzuki, Camargo, Albies). Arizona IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA 6 6 4 4 1 3 92 3.24 Corbin, L, 6-4 Delgado 1 1 1 1 0 0 23 6.00 1/ De La Rosa 1 1 9 4.78 3 0 0 0 2/ Bracho 0 0 6 2.20 3 0 0 0 IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Atlanta Teheran, W, 7-6 61/3 4 0 0 3 6 79 4.00 2/ Biddle, 0 1 6 2.31 3 0 0 0 Winkler 1 1 1 1 0 0 13 3.00 Minter 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 3.20 IRS: Bracho 1-0, Biddle 2-0. T: 2:42. A: 27,323.

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Pirates 7, Brewers 6, 10 inn. Milwaukee AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Cain cf 5 0 0 0 0 0 .293 Yelich lf 5 2 3 0 0 1 .292 Aguilar 1b 2 1 0 0 2 0 .298 Shaw 3b 4 2 1 1 1 0 .245 Saladino ss 4 0 2 1 0 1 .298 Perez 2b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .248 Hader p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 a-Orf ph 0 1 0 0 1 0 .063 Jeffress p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Knebel p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Broxton ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .179 Williams p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 Jennings p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 Phillips rf 5 0 2 4 0 1 .211 Kratz c 5 0 1 0 0 0 .227 Chacin p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .182 Miller 2b 2 0 0 0 0 2 .250 Totals 36 6 9 6 6 6 Pittsburgh AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Dickerson lf 5 2 2 2 0 0 .306 Marte cf 5 0 1 1 0 1 .285 Polanco rf 4 1 1 0 1 1 .235 Diaz c 5 0 0 0 0 1 .283 Moran 3b 5 2 2 0 0 1 .264 Bell 1b 5 1 2 2 0 1 .261 Harrison 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 .249 Moroff 2b 1 0 0 0 1 1 .182 3 0 0 0 0 1 .252 Mercer ss Musgrove p 1 1 0 0 0 0 .231 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Rodriguez p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 b-Luplow ph Brault p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 c-Freese ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 .286 Anderson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --38 7 9 6 2 7 Totals Milwaukee 010 001 030 1 — 6 9 2 Pittsburgh 002 000 012 2 — 7 9 1 Two outs when winning run scored. a-walked for Hader in the 8th. b-flied out for Rodriguez in the 8th. c-tripled for Brault in the 9th. d-pinch hit for Knebel in the 10th. E: Perez (3), Chacin (2), Moran (8). LOB: Milwaukee 8, Pittsburgh 6. 2B: Yelich (16), Dickerson (22), Bell (21). 3B: Phillips (1), Freese (1). HR: Shaw (18), off Musgrove; Dickerson (7), off Chacin. RBIs: Shaw (55), Saladino (14), Phillips 4 (4), Dickerson 2 (37), Marte (44), Bell 2 (46), Freese (25). SB: Marte (25). CS: Cain (4). S: Saladino, Musgrove. RLISP: Milwaukee 3 (Perez 2, Kratz); Pittsburgh 3 (Dickerson 2, Diaz). GIDP: Phillips, Kratz, Mercer. DP: Milwaukee 1 (Shaw, Miller, Aguilar); Pittsburgh 2 (Musgrove, Mercer, Bell), (Moran, Bell). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Milwaukee Chacin 51/3 1 2 1 0 2 73 3.68 Hader 12/3 0 0 0 0 4 22 1.50 2/ Jeffress, 1 0 1 10 1.34 3 2 1 Knebel 11/3 3 2 2 2 0 34 3.91 2/ Williams, 1 0 0 10 2.65 3 1 1 Jennings, L, 3-3 0 2 1 1 0 0 4 3.42 Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA 72/3 7 5 5 4 5 106 4.08 Musgrove 1/ Rodriguez 1 2.33 3 00 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 13 4.97 Brault Anderson, W, 1-0 1 1 1 1 2 0 17 18.00 Inherited runners-scored: Knebel 1-0, Jennings 1-1, Rodriguez 1-0. HBP: Musgrove (Aguilar), Chacin (Mercer). WP: Musgrove. Umpires: Home, Nic Lentz; First, Scott Barry; Second, Paul Nauert; Third, Carlos Torres. T: 3:25. A: 17,583 .

Marlins 10, Phillies 5 Philadelphia AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 3 0 1 3 1 0 .270 Hernandez 2b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .252 Hoskins lf Herrera cf 4 1 1 0 0 2 .275 4 0 0 0 0 1 .209 Santana 1b Williams rf 3 1 0 0 1 0 .245 4 1 1 1 0 0 .269 Franco 3b Arano p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --4 1 1 1 0 1 .237 Kingery ss De Los Santos p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Ramos p Morgan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --1 0 0 0 0 1 .174 b-Altherr ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Hunter p Neshek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Davis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Valentin 3b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .175 2 1 0 0 2 0 .234 Knapp c Totals 31 5 4 5 5 10 Miami AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Dietrich lf 3 2 1 0 1 1 .288 Anderson rf 5 2 3 3 0 0 .288 Realmuto c 3 1 1 1 0 0 .310 Castro 2b 5 1 2 0 0 2 .291 Riddle ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .259 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Conley p c-Lopez ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .286 Meyer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Cooper 1b 2 0 1 0 0 0 .233 Hernandez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-Prado ph 0 1 0 0 1 0 .228 Guerra p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Rivera ss 2 0 0 0 0 1 .194 Rojas 3b 4 1 1 2 0 1 .254 4 1 3 1 0 0 .242 Maybin cf Urena p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .034 3 1 2 2 0 0 .239 Bour 1b 37 10 15 9 2 5 Totals Philadelphia 000 500 000 — 5 4 1 Miami 000 080 02x — 10 15 0 a-walked for Hernandez in the 5th. b-struck out for Morgan in the 6th. c-singled for Conley in the 8th. E: Santana (7). LOB: Philadelphia 4, Miami 8. 2B: Herrera (15), Anderson (23), Cooper (1). 3B: Hernandez (2). HR: Maybin (2), off De Los Santos; Anderson (8), off De Los Santos. RBIs: Hernandez 3 (31), Franco (47), Kingery (27), Anderson 3 (49), Realmuto (45), Rojas 2 (34), Maybin (18), Bour 2 (45). SB: Maybin (8). SF: Realmuto. RLISP: Philadelphia 1 (Hoskins); Miami 5 (Dietrich, Riddle 2, Urena, Bour). Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA De Los Santos 41/3 7 5 5 1 2 79 6.75 1/ Ramos, L, 3-1 1 0 15 1.93 3 3 3 3 1/ Morgan 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 5.11 Hunter 1 1 0 0 0 0 15 4.65 2/ Neshek 1 12 0.00 3 10 0 0 1/ Davis 1 0 0 4 3.97 3 0 1 Arano 1 2 1 1 0 2 16 2.57 Miami IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA 4 4 5 5 4 4 88 4.39 Urena Hernandez, W, 2-5 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 6.14 Guerra, 12/3 0 0 0 1 2 22 1.50 Conley, 11/3 0 0 0 0 1 15 2.88 Meyer 1 0 0 0 0 2 15 4.76 Davis pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Inherited runners-scored: Ramos 1-1, Morgan 3-2, Davis 1-0, Arano 1-1, Conley 1-0. HBP: De Los Santos (Realmuto), Davis (Dietrich). PB: Knapp 2 (5). Umpires: Home, Todd Tichenor; First, Gary Cederstrom; Second, Sean Barber; Third, Eric Cooper. T: 2:58. A: 8,829 .


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Germany’s Degenkolb wins crash-filled Stage 9 Cobbled paths create plenty of mishaps for Tour de France cyclists

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Belgium’s Greg van Avermaet, wearing the overall leader’s jersey, is followed by Stage 9 winner John Degenkolb Sunday in the Tour de France.

ROUBAIX, FRANCE • Richie Porte sat on the pavement grasping his right shoulder and grimacing in pain. A fan helped Chris Froome get going after he tumbled onto grass lining the road. Romain Bardet recovered from three punctured tires. And they were only the highest-profile riders to face mishaps in the action-packed cobblestoned Stage 9 of the Tour de France on Sunday. Every cyclist who reached the finish was covered in dust — many with their jerseys torn to shreds from crashes. Spanish rider Gorka Izaguirre had the unusual experience of his rear wheel buckling to the point that it looked like something out of a scrap heap. John Degenkolb won a threeman sprint to take victory in a memorable stage, while overall

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BOXING REPORT: In the WBA/IBF/WBC middleweight title fight on September 15 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin is -$160 vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is +$140. BASEBALL Favorite Odds Underdog Tuesday | All Star Game American -$125 NATIONAL Odds to win the Home Run Derby Bryce Harper 3/1 Kyle Schwarber 3/1 Rhys Hoskins 5/1 Jesus Aguilar 9/2 Javier Baez 5/1 Max Muncy 6/1 Freddie Freeman 8/1 Alex Bregman 10/1 Odds to win the 2018 World Series Team Open Current Houston Astros 5/1 4/1 Boston Red Sox 12/1 4/1 New York Yankees 6/1 4/1 Chicago Cubs 8/1 8/1 Los Angeles Dodgers 6/1 12/1 Milwaukee Brewers 25/1 15/1 Cleveland Indians 7/1 15/1 Arizona Diamondbacks 25/1 18/1 Philadelphia Phillies 75/1 18/1 Atlanta Braves 150/1 20/1 Seattle Mariners 40/1 20/1 Washington Nationals 10/1 20/1 Colorado Rockies 40/1 40/1 San Francisco Giants 25/1 40/1 Oakland Athletics 200/1 50/1 St. Louis Cardinals 20/1 50/1 Los Angeles Angels 20/1 75/1 Minnesota Twins 30/1 100/1 150/1 200/1 Pittsburgh Pirates 150/1 250/1 Tampa Bay Rays New York Mets 30/1 250/1 30/1 250/1 Toronto Blue Jays 300/1 500/1 Detroit Tigers Texas Rangers 200/1 1000/1 200/1 1000/1 Chicago White Sox 200/1 1000/1 San Diego Padres Cincinnati Reds 250/1 1000/1 300/1 1000/1 Kansas City Royals 125/1 1000/1 Baltimore Orioles Miami Marlins 500/1 1000/1 Home team in CAPS © 2018 Benjamin Eckstein

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TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Activated LHP Brian Johnson from the 10-day DL. Placed LHP Eduardo Rodriguez on the 10-day DL. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned INF Jose Fernandez to Salt Lake (PCL). Recalled RHP Eduardo Paredes from Salt Lake. MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned RHP Fernando Romero to Rochester (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES — Optioned OF Clint Frazier to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). National League CHICAGO CUBS — Placed OF Albert Almora Jr. on the family medical emergency list. Recalled INF David Bote from Iowa (PCL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Placed INF Jonathan Villar on the 10-day DL. Recalled OF Brett Phillips from Colorado Springs (PCL). Returned RHP Aaron Wilkerson (26th man) to Colorado Springs. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Placed RHP Jeff Samardzija on the 10-day DL. Recalled INF Kelby Tomlinson from Sacramento (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Recalled RHP Trevor Gott from Syracuse (IL). Optioned RHP Austin Voth to Syracuse. HOCKEY | NHL LOS ANGELES KINGS — Signed D Kurtis MacDermid to a two-year, two-way contract.

TENNIS Wimbledon Results LONDON (AP): Results Sunday from Wimbledon at The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (seedings in parentheses): Men’s Singles Final Novak Djokovic (12), Serbia, def. Kevin Anderson (8), South Africa, 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3). Mixed Doubles Final Alexander Peya (11), Austria and Nicole Melichar (11), United States, def. Jamie Murray, Britain and Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, 7-6 (1), 6-3. Juniors Men’s Singles Final Chun Hsin Tseng (1), Taiwan, def. Jack Draper, Britain, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4. Juniors Men’s Doubles Final Otto Virtanen, Finland and Yanki Erel, Turkey, def. Nicolas Mejia, Colombia and Ondrej Styler (6), Czech Republic, 7-6, 6-4. Juniors Women’s Doubles Final Wang Xiyu, China and Wang Xinyu (1), China, def. Caty McNally, United States and Whitney Osuigwe (2), United States, 6-2, 6-1.

contender Porte crashed out of the race. Yellow-jersey holder Greg Van Avermaet crossed second and increased his overall lead to 43 seconds ahead of Geraint Thomas, a teammate of Froome’s at Sky. Yves Lampaert of Quick-Step finished third. “It was a pretty hectic day,” Van Avermaet said after the dust settled. Added Thomas: “It was just hard all day from kilometer zero. You’ve got to be in the right position but you also need the luck because it’s easy to puncture or get caught up in something.” Froome, the four-time champion, crossed in the main pack, 27 seconds behind, overcoming a crash with 28 miles to go that saw him go over the top of teammate Gianni Moscon. “I’m relieved to get through today and looking forward to

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Sunday | Silvis, Ill. Purse: $5.8 million | Yardage: 7,268; Par: 71 Final Michael Kim (500) $1,044,000 63-64-64-66 — 257 -27 B. Burgoon (184) $382,800 68-62-66-69 — 265 -19 Joel Dahmen (184) $382,800 64-71-65-65 — 265 -19 Fr. Molinari (184) $382,800 65-66-70-64 — 265 -19 Sam Ryder (184) $382,800 66-66-67-66 — 265 -19 H. Varner III (100) $208,800 67-65-66-68 — 266 -18 Chad Campbell (80) $168,780 66-70-66-66 — 268 -16 John Huh (80) $168,780 70-63-69-66 — 268 -16 Keith Mitchell (80) $168,780 67-68-66-67 — 268 -16 Andres Romero (80) $168,780 64-71-64-69 — 268 -16 K. Streelman (80) $168,780 66-71-66-65 — 268 -16 Scott Brown (59) $117,450 65-72-65-67 — 269 -15 Tyler Duncan (59) $117,450 66-72-63-68 — 269 -15 Matt Jones (59) $117,450 68-63-66-72 — 269 -15 S. Wheatcroft (59) $117,450 62-68-71-68 — 269 -15 M. Hughes (47) $81,366 72-65-68-65 — 270 -14 Zach Johnson (47) $81,366 69-70-67-64 — 270 -14 Whee Kim (47) $81,366 65-68-70-67 — 270 -14 David Hearn (47) $81,366 66-64-70-70 — 270 -14 P. McLachlin (47) $81,366 66-66-70-68 — 270 -14 Seamus Power (47) $81,366 68-68-65-69 — 270 -14 Johnson Wagner (47) $81,366 64-66-70-70 — 270 -14 Dominic Bozzelli (34) $48,886 70-65-71-65 — 271 -13 John Merrick (34) $48,886 66-70-70-65 — 271 -13 Joaquin Niemann $48,886 69-69-68-65 — 271 -13 Derek Fathauer (34) $48,886 68-67-68-68 — 271 -13 $48,886 66-70-67-68 — 271 -13 Fabian Gomez (34) Chris Kirk (34) $48,886 66-72-66-67 — 271 -13 Richy Werenski (34) $48,886 68-69-67-67 — 271 -13 Jason Bohn (26) $36,830 69-66-68-69 — 272 -12 Robert Garrigus (26) $36,830 68-64-68-72 — 272 -12 Patton Kizzire (26) $36,830 70-69-66-67 — 272 -12 Chris Stroud (26) $36,830 68-68-67-69 — 272 -12 Hunter Mahan (18) $27,453 70-67-69-67 — 273 -11 C.T. Pan (18) $27,453 68-71-66-68 — 273 -11 Vaughn Taylor (18) $27,453 67-70-68-68 — 273 -11 $27,453 69-69-66-69 — 273 -11 Austin Cook (18) Cody Gribble (18) $27,453 72-66-65-70 — 273 -11 J.J. Henry (18) $27,453 68-66-69-70 — 273 -11 Denny McCarthy (18) $27,453 65-69-66-73 — 273 -11 John Senden (18) $27,453 72-66-67-68 — 273 -11 Nick Taylor (18) $27,453 64-71-68-70 — 273 -11 Blayne Barber (11) $18,096 69-69-68-68 — 274 -10 Ricky Barnes (11) $18,096 70-69-67-68 — 274 -10 Nick Hardy $18,096 66-73-69-66 — 274 -10 Troy Merritt (11) $18,096 72-67-68-67 — 274 -10 Dylan Meyer $18,096 68-68-72-66 — 274 -10 Patrick Rodgers (11) $18,096 66-69-71-68 — 274 -10 Steve Stricker (11) $18,096 70-66-71-67 — 274 -10 Stuart Appleby (8) $13,990 67-70-71-67 — 275 -9

CYCLING Tour de France Sunday | At Roubaix, France Ninth Stage • A 97-mile hilly ride from Arras Citadelle to Roubaix 1. John Degenkolb, GER, Trek, 3:24:26. 2. Greg Van Avermaet, Belgium, BMC Team, st. 3. Yves Lampaert, Belgium, Quick-Step, st. 4. Philippe Gilbert, Belgium, Quick-Step, :19 behind. 5. Peter Sagan, Slovakia, Bora, st. 6. Jasper Stuyven, Belgium, Trek, st. 7. Bob Jungels, Luxembourg, Quick-Step, st. 8. Andre Greipel, GER, Lotto Soudal, :27. 9. Edvald Boasson Hagen, Norway, Dimension, st. 10. Timothy Dupont, Belgium, Wanty, st. 11. Alexander Kristoff, Norway, UAE, st. 12. Nils Politt, GER, Katusha, st. 13. Fernando Gaviria, Colombia, Quick-Step, st. 14. Sylvain Chavanel, France, Direct, st. 15. Warren Barguil, France, Fortuneo-Samsic, st. 16. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Sky, st. 17. Lilian Calmejane, France, Direct, st. 18. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar Team, st. 19. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Sunweb, st. 20. Steven Kruijswijk, Netherlands, LottoNL, st. Also 22. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky, st. 24. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, st. 36. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R, :34. 58. Taylor Phinney, U.S., Edu. First, 1:55. 63. Chad Haga, U.S., Sunweb, st. 85. Tejay van Garderen, U.S., BMC, 5:47. 149. Ian Boswell, U.S., Katusha, 16:09.. 157. Lawson Craddock, U.S., Edu. First, st. 159. Dylan Groenewegen, Netherlands, LottoNL, st. DNF. Richie Porte, Australia, BMC. OVERALL STANDINGS (After nine stages) 1. Greg Van Avermaet, BLG, BMC, 36:07:17. 2. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Sky, :43. 3. Philippe Gilbert, Belgium, Quick-Step, :44. 4. Bob Jungels, Luxembourg, Quick-Step, :50. 5. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar, 1:31.

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CHAMPIONS TOUR | Senior Players Championship leaders Sunday | Highland Park, Ill. Purse: $2.8 million | Yardage: 7,149; Par: 72 (x-won on second playoff hole) Final x-Vijay Singh $420,000 68-67-66-67 Jeff Maggert $246,400 66-68-66-68 Brandt Jobe $201,600 67-67-70-66 Jerry Kelly $151,200 69-71-67-64 Scott McCarron $151,200 67-68-65-71 Bart Bryant $95,200 66-69-65-72 Scott Parel $95,200 67-66-70-69 Kenny Perry $95,200 65-70-69-68 Duffy Waldorf $95,200 70-71-67-64 Glen Day $67,200 66-69-69-69 M. Angel Jimenez $67,200 71-69-67-66 Mike Small $67,200 65-71-66-71 Woody Austin $56,000 69-67-69-69

6. Rafal Majka, Poland, Bora, 1:32. 7. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Astana, 1:33. 8. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky, 1:42. 9. Adam Yates, Britain, Mitchelton, st. 10. Mikel Landa, Spain, Movistar, st. 11. S. Kragh Andersen, DEN, Sunweb, 1:43. 12. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Bahrain, 1:48. 13. Primoz Roglic, Slovenia, LottoNL, 1:57. 14. Bauke Mollema, NET, Trek, 1:58. 15. Tom Dumoulin, NET, Sunweb, 2:03. 16. Steven Kruijswijk, NET, LottoNL, 2:06. 17. Romain Bardet, FRA, AG2R, 2:32. 18. W. Barguil, FRA, Fortuneo-Samsic, 2:37. 19. Ilnur Zakarin, Russia, Katusha, 2:42. 20. Domenico Pozzovivo, Italy, Bahrain, 2:48. Also 21. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, 2:50. 22. Rigoberto Uran, COL, Edu. First, 2:53. 23. Peter Sagan, Slovakia, Bora, 3:08. 30. Tejay van Garderen, U.S., BMC, 6:05. 51. Chad Haga, U.S., Sunweb, 14:58. 134. Taylor Phinney, U.S., Edu. First, 40:05. 149. Ian Boswell, U.S., Katusha, 47:01. 167. Lawson Craddock, U.S., Edu. First, 1:20:01.

BASKETBALL WNBA EASTERN W L Pct Washington 13 9 .591 Atlanta 12 9 .571 Connecticut 12 10 .545 New York 7 14 .333 Chicago 7 15 .318 Indiana 2 20 .091 WESTERN W L Pct Seattle 16 6 .727 Phoenix 15 8 .652 Los Angeles 14 9 .609 Dallas 12 9 .571 Minnesota 12 10 .545 Las Vegas 10 13 .435 Sunday Atlanta 80, Washington 77 New York 107, Chicago 84 Phoenix 101, Indiana 82 Los Angeles 99, Las Vegas 78 Connecticut 83, Minnesota 64

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getting into the mountains now where the real race for GC (general classification) will start,” Froome said. Froome moved up to eighth overall, 1:42 behind Van Avermaet, who is not a threat in the mountains. Porte, the BMC team leader, crashed out of the Tour 6.2 miles into the 97-mile leg — before any of the 15 cobblestone sections. He was later diagnosed with a fractured right clavicle. Porte also crashed out of last year’s Tour in the ninth stage, on a mountain descent. “It won’t be easy for him to get back in his mind,” teammate Van Avermaet said. “The good thing is that his crash is not as bad as last year so he will recover faster.” Rigoberto Uran, last year’s runner-up, and Mikel Landa, one of three leaders of the Mo-

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LPGA-Marathon Classic Par Scores Sunday At Highland Meadows Golf Club Sylvania, Ohio Purse: $1.6 million Yardage: 6,541; Par: 71 Final (x-won on first playoff hole; a-amateur) x-T. Suwannapura $240,000 65-69-71-65 — 270 -14 Brittany Lincicome $149,262 68-68-67-67 — 270 -14 B. M. Henderson $108,279 67-66-69-69 — 271 -13 Austin Ernst $83,762 68-71-67-66 — 272 -12 Daniela Darquea $52,301 75-64-66-68 — 273 -11 Mirim Lee $52,301 66-70-69-68 — 273 -11 Emma Talley $52,301 68-67-70-68 — 273 -11 Jacqui Concolino $52,301 66-69-69-69 — 273 -11 Wichanee Meechai $29,197 67-72-70-65 — 274 -10 Sandra Changkija $29,197 68-72-68-66 — 274 -10 Caroline Hedwall $29,197 66-67-74-67 — 274 -10 Mel Reid $29,197 70-71-65-68 — 274 -10 Mina Harigae $29,197 68-69-69-68 — 274 -10 Celine Herbin $29,197 69-67-69-69 — 274 -10 Angela Stanford $29,197 73-65-65-71 — 274 -10 N. Koerstz Madsen $21,302 68-72-68-67 — 275 -9 P.K. Kongkraphan $21,302 72-70-65-68 — 275 -9 a-Jennifer Kupcho 68-71-66-70 — 275 -9 Caroline Inglis $21,302 67-69-69-70 — 275 -9 $18,142 71-71-69-65 — 276 -8 Yu Liu Wei-Ling Hsu $18,142 68-70-71-67 — 276 -8 P.Thanapolboonyaras $18,142 74-65-69-68 — 276 -8 Katherine Perry $18,142 68-69-68-71 — 276 -8 Christina Kim $18,142 67-69-69-71 — 276 -8 Chella Choi $14,476 68-70-71-68 — 277 -7 Brianna Do $14,476 69-69-70-69 — 277 -7 Charley Hull $14,476 73-69-65-70 — 277 -7 Marina Alex $14,476 68-72-67-70 — 277 -7 Mo Martin $14,476 69-68-70-70 — 277 -7 Xiyu Lin $14,476 67-73-66-71 — 277 -7 In Gee Chun $14,476 66-69-70-72 — 277 -7

vistar team, also each crashed and lost time. Bardet, the French hope who finished on the podium the last two years, finished only seven seconds behind the main pack despite having to be paced back to the peloton three times. Among the favorites in the overall standings apart from Froome: Alejandro Valverde is fifth (1:31 behind); Rafal Majka sixth (1:32); Jakob Fuglsang seventh (1:33); Adam Yates ninth (1:42); Landa 10th (1:42); Vincenzo Nibali 12th (1:48); Tom Dumoulin 15th (2:03); and Bardet 17th (2:32). It was the first career victory at the Tour for German rider Degenkolb. After the first rest day Monday, the Tour resumes in the Alps on Tuesday with a 98.5mile) leg from Annecy to Le Grand-Bornand featuring four serious climbs.

US Senior Women’s Open leaders Sunday | Wheaton Ill. Purse: $1 million | Yardage: 6,279; Par: 73 Final (a-amateur) Laura Davies $180,000 71-71-66-68 Juli Inkster $108,000 73-72-68-73 Trish Johnson $68,650 71-71-73-73 D. Ammaccapane $48,110 75-71-71-74 Yuko Saito $40,071 76-71-73-74 Helen Alfredsson $33,782 72-79-73-71 Liselotte Neumann $33,782 71-76-76-72 T. Green Parker $27,327 76-75-79-67 Rosie Jones $27,327 77-73-71-76 a-Martha Leach 78-75-72-73 S.Green-Roebuck $23,849 75-75-74-74 Jamie Fischer $18,174 74-77-77-71 C. Johnston-Forbes $18,174 79-72-76-72 Marilyn Lovander $18,174 73-76-76-74 Alicia Dibos $18,174 73-76-75-75 Barb Moxness $18,174 76-72-74-77 Barb Mucha $18,174 74-73-73-79 Susie Redman $14,210 74-75-76-75 Laurel Kean $12,972 80-74-76-72 Michele Redman $12,972 78-73-74-77 S. Strudwick $11,377 74-78-76-76 Kristi Albers $11,377 78-72-77-77 Maggie Will $9,331 80-73-77-75 Lorie Kane $9,331 76-74-81-74 Lisa Grimes $9,331 74-81-76-74

Sunday | East Lothian, Scotland Purse: $7 million | Yardage: 7,133; Par: 70 Final Brandon Stone, South Africa 70-64-66-60 Eddie Pepperell, England 67-63-70-64 Luke List, United States 63-69-69-64 Trevor Immelman, South Africa 68-64-68-65 Jens Dantorp, Sweden 64-65-68-68 68-68-64-66 Thomas Pieters, Belgium Rickie Fowler, United States 64-66-68-68 Ryan Fox, New Zealand 67-68-63-68 Stephen Gallacher, Scotland 70-66-65-66 Justin Rose, England 67-66-67-67 Dean Burmeister, South Africa 68-67-65-67 Aaron Rai, England 69-63-67-68 Tyrrell Hatton, England 65-64-70-68 Richard Sterne, South Africa 65-71-68-64 Andrea Pavan, Italy 70-66-66-66 Marcel Siem, Germany 66-67-65-70 Scott Hend, Australia 66-69-63-70 Matthew Fitzpatrick, England 68-66-64-70

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BASEBALL East W L Pct. GB Washington 30 23 .566 — Joliet 29 24 .547 1 Lake Erie 28 24 .538 1½ Schaumburg 27 26 .509 3 Traverse City 26 27 .491 4 Windy City 19 33 .365 10½ West W L Pct. GB Rascals 30 24 .556 — Florence 27 26 .509 2½ Evansville 26 26 .500 3 Southern Illinois 25 25 .500 3 Normal 25 26 .490 3½ Grizzlies 24 32 .429 7 Sunday Normal 6, Evansville 5 Traverse City 4, Schaumburg 3 Grizzlies 5, Rascals 3 Lake Erie 6, Washington 5 Joliet at Windy City, 5:05 p.m. Florence 14, Southern Illinois 2 Normal 5, Evansville 0 Grizzlies 4, Rascals 3 Tuesday Lake Erie at Evansville, 5:05 p.m. Traverse City at Florence, 5:35 p.m. Lake Erie at Evansville, 6:35 p.m. Schaumburg at Southern Illinois, 7:05 p.m. Washington at Normal, 7:05 p.m. Grizzlies at Windy City, 7:05 p.m. Rascals at Joliet, 7:05 p.m.

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Sunday | Toronto, Ontario Lap length: 1.786 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (2) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 85 laps 2. (3) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Chevrolet, 85 3. (10) Robert Wickens, Dallara-Honda, 85 4. (9) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 85 5. (20) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Chevrolet, 85 6. (15) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevrolet, 85 7. (22) Zach Veach, Dallara-Honda, 85 8. (5) Alexander Rossi, Dallara-Honda, 85 9. (1) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Chevrolet, 85 10. (14) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 85 11. (8) Jordan King, Dallara-Chevrolet, 85 12. (21) Ed Jones, Dallara-Honda, 85 13. (11) Conor Daly, Dallara-Chevrolet, 85 14. (23) Zachary Claman De Melo, Dallara-Honda, 85 15. (12) Matheus Leist, Dallara-Chevrolet, 85 16. (6) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 84 17. (19) Rene Binder, Dallara-Chevrolet, 83 18. (4) Will Power, Dallara-Chevrolet, 83 19. (17) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Honda, 83 20. (16) Spencer Pigot, DallaraChevrolet, 76 laps, Contact 21. (13) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 68 22. (7) Takuma Sato, DallaraHonda, 66 laps, Contact 23. (18) Max Chilton, DallaraChevrolet, 34 laps, Contact Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 93.898 mph. Time of Race: 01:37:00.3100. Margin of Victory: 5.2701 seconds. Cautions: 3 for 12 laps. Lead Changes: 9 among 8 drivers. Lap Leaders: Newgarden 1-22, Power 23, King 24-29, Newgarden 30-32, Dixon 33-54, Pagenaud 55, Kanaan 56, Kimball 57, Pigot 58, Dixon 59-85. Points: Dixon 53, Pagenaud 41, Wickens 35, Hinchcliffe 32, Kimball 31, Kanaan 29, Veach 26, Newgarden 24, King 20, Jones 18, Daly 17, Claman De Melo 16, Leist 15, Hunter-Reay 14, Power 13, Pigot 11, Rahal 9, Sato 8, Chilton 7.

NASCAR CUP SERIES Kentucky 400 results Late Saturday | Sparta, Ky. Lap length: 1.50 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (1) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, 267 laps, 60 points. 2. (7) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 267, 50. 3. (4) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 267, 34. 4. (5) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 267, 50. 5. (3) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 267, 48. 6. (9) Kurt Busch, Ford, 267, 35. 7. (2) Erik Jones, Toyota, 267, 32. 8. (12) Aric Almirola, Ford, 267, 31. 9. (18) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 267, 37. 10. (19) Joey Logano, Ford, 267, 30. 11. (6) Paul Menard, Ford, 267, 33. 12. (8) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 267, 35. 13. (16) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 267, 25. 14. (27) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 267, 23. 15. (11) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 267, 26. 16. (36) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 267, 21. 17. (22) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 267, 20. 18. (24) David Ragan, Ford, 267, 19. 19. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 267, 18. 20. (21) William Byron, Chevrolet, 267, 17. 21. (10) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 267, 16. 22. (13) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 266, 15. 23. (20) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 266, 14. 24. (23) Michael McDowell, Ford, 266, 13. 25. (29) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 266, 12. 26. (14) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford, 266, 11. 27. (25) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 264, 10. 28. (30) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 263, 0. 29. (28) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 263, 8. 30. (26) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 262, 7. 31. (31) Corey Lajoie, Chevrolet, 260, 6. 32. (34) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 256, 0. 33. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 256, 4. 34. (39) Timmy Hill, Ford, 254, 0. 35. (38) Jesse Little, Toyota, 253, 0. 36. (35) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 251, 0. 37. (37) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, vibration, 200, 1. 38. (32) JJ Yeley, Toyota, engine, 199, 0. 39. (15) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, accident, 108, 1. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 150.450 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 39 minutes, 43 seconds. Margin of Victory: 1.901 seconds. Caution Flags: 4 for 22 laps. Lead Changes: 14 among 7 drivers. Lap Leaders: M. Truex Jr. 1-37; B. Keselowski 38; R. Blaney 39; Kurt Busch 40-60; J. Logano 61-62; A. Bowman 63; J. Johnson 64-66; M. Truex Jr. 67-84; J. Logano 85-87; Kurt Busch 88-97; M. Truex Jr. 98-163; B. Keselowski 164-200; M. Truex Jr. 201-209; Kurt Busch 210-223; M. Truex Jr. 224-267. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): M. Truex Jr. 5 times for 174 laps; Kurt Busch 3 times for 45 laps; B. Keselowski 2 times for 38 laps; J. Logano 2 times for 5 laps; J. Johnson 1 time for 3 laps; A. Bowman 1 time for 1 lap; R. Blaney 1 time for 1 lap.

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Moscow Croatia 1 1 — 2 France 2 2 — 4 First half: 1, France, Mario Mandzukic, 18th minute; 2, Croatia, Ivan Perisic, 28th; 3, France, Antoine Griezmann, 38th. Second half: 4, France, Paul Pogba, 59th; 5, France, Kylian Mbappe, 65th; 6, Croatia, Mario Mandzukic, 69th. Shots: France 8, Croatia 15. Shots On Goal: France 6, Croatia 3. Yellow Cards: France, N’Golo Kante, 27th; Lucas Hernandez, 41st. Croatia, Sime Vrsaljko, 90th. Offsides: France 1, Croatia 1. Fouls Committed: France 14, Croatia 13. Corner Kicks: France 2, Croatia 6. A: 78,011. Lineups France: Hugo Lloris; Lucas Hernandez, Benjamin Pavard, Samuel Umtiti, Raphael Varane; N’Golo Kante (Steven Nzonzi, 55th), Blaise Matuidi (Corentin Tolisso, 73rd), Paul Pogba; Olivier Giroud (Nabil Fekir, 81st), Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe. Croatia: Danijel Subasic; Dejan Lovren, Ivan Strinic (Marko Pjaca, 82nd), Domagoj Vida, Sime Vrsaljko; Marcelo Brozovic, Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic; Mario Mandzukic, Ivan Perisic, Ante Rebic (Andrej Kramaric, 71st).

Major League Soccer EASTERN W L T Pts GF GA Atlanta United FC 12 4 5 41 43 24 New York City FC 12 4 4 40 40 24 New York 11 5 2 35 37 19 Columbus 8 7 6 30 24 25 New England 7 5 7 28 32 28 Montreal 9 12 0 27 26 35 Philadelphia 7 9 3 24 25 30 Chicago 6 10 5 23 33 41 Orlando City 7 11 1 22 27 42 Toronto FC 4 11 4 16 30 38 D.C. United 3 7 5 14 26 30 WESTERN W L T Pts GF GA FC Dallas 11 3 5 38 31 22 10 4 5 35 41 28 Los Angeles FC Sporting K.C. 9 5 6 33 37 27 Portland 8 3 6 30 26 22 Real Salt Lake 9 9 2 29 29 37 LA Galaxy 8 7 4 28 34 30 7 6 5 26 36 26 Houston Vancouver 7 8 5 26 30 40 Minnesota United 7 11 1 22 26 38 Seattle 4 9 5 17 16 23 Colorado 4 11 4 16 22 32 San Jose 2 11 6 12 29 39 NOTE: Three points for win, one point for tie. Sunday Seattle 1, Atlanta United FC 1, tie Portland 0, Los Angeles FC 0, tie

United Soccer League Eastern W L T Pts GF Cincinnati 11 3 5 38 37 Pittsburgh 9 1 7 34 21 8 3 8 32 27 Charleston Louisville 8 4 5 29 25 Indy 8 6 4 28 23 New York 7 5 7 28 41 Nashville 7 4 6 27 17 Charlotte 7 6 6 27 28 6 6 7 25 23 Penn Ottawa 7 8 3 24 17 Bethlehem 6 7 6 24 30 Tampa Bay 6 8 4 22 26 North Carolina 5 8 5 20 25 5 10 2 17 19 Richmond Atlanta 3 9 5 14 19 Toronto 0 14 3 3 17 Western W L T Pts GF SLC 13 4 2 41 29 Reno 10 3 7 37 32 Sacramento 10 5 6 36 25 Phoenix 10 4 5 35 34 10 6 3 33 32 Orange County Swope Park 9 6 4 31 29 Portland 9 8 2 29 30 Fresno 7 7 7 28 32 Colorado Springs 7 10 4 25 21 Saint Louis 5 6 7 22 19 5 5 7 22 16 San Antonio OKC 6 10 3 21 21 Las Vegas 5 8 5 20 28 LA 5 10 4 19 32 Rio Grande Valley 2 610 16 17 Tulsa 1 8 9 12 16 3 12 2 11 17 Seattle NOTE: 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie. Saturday Tulsa, St. Louis, ppd. Ottawa 2, Penn 1 North Carolina 1, Bethlehem 1, tie Charleston 2, Louisville 1 Cincinnati 2, Tampa Bay 0 Sacramento 1, Colorado Springs 0 Rio Grande Valley 2, Las Vegas 0 Fresno 4, Phoenix 0 Orange County 3, San Antonio 0 Portland 2, Swope Park 1 SLC 2, Seattle 0

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SPORTS

B8 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

M 1 • MOnDAy • 07.16.2018

Kim wins big with record-breaker

GOLF ROUNDUP Stone wins Scottish Open

Brandon Stone sank to his haunches, clasped his face and dropped his putter in despair after coming within inches of being the first to shoot a round of 59 on the European Tour. It wasn’t all bad for the South African golfer. Stone’s 10-under 60 secured a four-shot victory at the Scottish Open in Gullane on Sunday, earning him a third professional title of his career — the first outside his native country — and a qualifying spot in next week’s British Open just up the east coast at Carnoustie.

PGA JOHN DEERE CLASSIC

ASSOCIATED PRESS

SILVIS, ILL. • Michael Kim didn’t just win his first PGA Tour event on Sunday. He dominated in a fashion never seen at TPC Deere Run. Kim’s prizes? A little over a million bucks, a two-year exemption on tour and a trip to the British Open. Kim shot a final-round 66 on Sunday to win the John Deere Classic by a record-setting eight strokes. Kim, who turned 25 on Saturday, finished at 27-under 257 to break Steve Stricker’s tournament record from 2010 by one shot. Kim also qualified for next week’s Open at Carnoustie — an unexpected bonus for a player who had missed five of his last six cuts before his breakthrough in the Quad Cities. Kim also made 30 birdies for the week, a season high on tour in 2018. “To be able to finish out in style like this, it means a lot,” said Kim, who nearly quadrupled his season earnings with a winner’s share of $1.044 million. “To be sitting here with a trophy, I’m at a loss for words.” Bronson Burgoon, Francesco Molinari, Joel Dahmen and Sam Ryder all finished at 19 under. Kim took all the drama out of the final round with birdies on his first three holes and secured the largest margin of victory during the tournament’s stay at the course, which began in 2000. J.P. Hayes (2002) and Vijay Singh (2003) won the event by four strokes. Kim, who had previously had just one top-10 finish in 84 career starts — a third at the Safeway Open two years ago — entered play with a five-shot lead. It was the biggest edge for a third-round leader at the John Deere Classic since Stricker’s six-stroke advantage eight years ago. Kim, a former star at Cal who had struggled to find his footing as a pro, made it obvious from his first swing that he wasn’t about to let anyone catch him. Kim knocked in a 13-foot birdie putt on the opening hole, and then holed two more from 15 and 24 feet to give him seven straight birdies dating back to the end of Saturday’s round — and a seven-shot lead. The field might have felt a glimmer of hope when Kim dumped his tee shot into the greenside bunker on the par-3 seventh hole. But Kim got his bunker shot to within 7 feet and made the downhill par putt, and he walked to the next tee with an eight-shot edge. “Even the last couple of weeks, I felt like my game was

Suwannapura gets first LPGA Tour win at Marathon Classic • Thidapa Suwannapura won her first LPGA Tour event in Sylavania, Ohio, closing with a 6-under 65 and birdieing the first playoff hole to defeat Brittany Lincicome at the Marathon Classic. The 25-year-old Thai player is the sixth first-time winner on tour this year. Her previous best finish in 120 starts was seventh at the 2014 Kingsmill Championship. Singh tops Maggert in playoff at Senior Players Championship • Vijay Singh birdied the second playoff hole to beat Jeff Maggert and win the Constellation Senior Players Championship in Highland Park, Illinois. Singh knocked in a putt from about 2 feet after a nearly perfect approach on the 18th hole at Exmoor Country Club. He gave a fist pump as the ball fell in, giving him his first major title on the PGA Tour Champions. Singh (67) and Maggert (68) finished at 20-under 268. Brandt Jobe (66) was two strokes behind, while Jerry Kelly (64) and defending champion Scott McCarron (71) finished at 17 under.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Michael Kim celebrates after winning the John Deere Classic on Sunday in Silvis, Ill.

getting there,” Kim said. “I just felt like I needed just a couple of good starts to the rounds.” Kim surpassed Stricker’s mark with a 21-foot putt on No. 16. The understated Kim finally let loose, holding his hand to his ear in a nod to a cheering gallery. Kim’s day ended on No. 18 in emotional fashion when he saw his brother, father and mother — all of whom had made a surprise trip in hopes of seeing him get his first win — on a video screen. “I teared up a little bit on the green,” Kim said. “To see my parents here ... it made me even more nervous.”

Davies cruises to victory at U.S. Senior Women’s Open • Laura Davies went virtually unchallenged in the final round of the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open, claiming the title by 10 strokes over Juli Inkster. The 54-year-old Davies shot a 5-under 68 to finish at 16-under 276 at Chicago Golf Club in the USGA’s championship for women 50 and older. St. Louisan Ellen Port shot 6-over 79 for a tie for 33rd. Associated Press

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WEATHER • Low 75, High 91 • Winds W/NW 5-10 mph

TODAY ACROSS THE U.S.

National Extremes High: 120° Death Valley, California

Low: 33° Stanley, Idaho

One more hot and humid day

Hot and humid conditions will persist across the St. Louis area for one more day with highs topping out in the lower 90s. A few isolated storms are possible, mainly during the afternoon hours. Slightly cooler and less humid conditions are expected on Tuesday.

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Chicago 74 / 88

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Kansas City 75 / 93

Kirksville 70 / 88

Joplin 74 / 92

Springfield 72 / 88

St. Louis 75 / 91 Poplar Bluff 75 / 93

Carbondale 74 / 91

Flood Stage

Current Level

- 0.43 - 0.51 - 0.53 - 0.50 - 0.40 - 0.10 - 0.34 - 0.40 + 0.46 - 0.05

TODAY’S UV INDEX Min.

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

POLLEN COUNTS Friday, Jul 13th Weed - 7 (low), Mold - 11,848 (moderate) COOLING DEGREE DAYS Yesterday 14 Month (Total) 276 Season 1085 Year Ago 949 Flood Stage

Current Level

ILLINOIS RIVER La Salle 20 11.92 18 11.99 Peoria 14 10.47 Beardstown MERAMEC RIVER 15 2.19 Sullivan 16 - 0.10 Valley Park 24 18.01 Arnold BOURBEUSE RIVER Union 15 1.53 OHIO RIVER Cairo 40 24.97 Maps and weather data provided by:

24-Hr Change

- 0.11 + 0.42 - 0.95 + 0.13 - 0.32 - 0.41 + 0.06 - 0.51

SUN & MOON

First Jul 19 Sunrise

Full Jul 27

Last Aug 4

5:50 AM Sunset

New Aug 11 8:24 PM

Moonrise 9:55 AM Moonset 11:16 PM

On this day in 1969, the Apollo 11 mission left Earth carrying three astronauts to the moon. Their names were Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins.

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

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358.74 360.04 497.98 659.56 705.50 659.32 915.98 839.69 601.31 406.74 603.44 446.26

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Albany, N.Y. 69 Albuquerque 67 Anchorage 52 Atlanta 74 Atlantic City 71 Baltimore 74 Billings 60 Biloxi, Ms. 80 Birmingham 73 Bismarck 52 Boise 69 Boston 67 Buffalo 72 Burlington, Vt. 66 Charleston, S.C. 73 Charleston, W.V. 72 Charlotte 74 Cheyenne 55 Chicago 74 Cincinnati 72 Cleveland 72 Colorado Spgs. 59 Concord, N.H. 64 Dallas 79 Daytona Beach 76 Denver 61 Des Moines 69 79 Destin, Fl. 74 Detroit 73 El Paso 73 Evansville 48 Fairbanks 56 Fargo 54 Flagstaff 78 Fort Myers 55 Great Falls 70 Green Bay 68 Hartford 75 Honolulu 76 Houston 71 Indianapolis 75 Jackson, Ms. 51 Juneau 82 Key West 86 Las Vegas 77 Little Rock 71 Los Angeles 74 Louisville

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MISSOURI RIVER Kansas City 32 18.60 23 13.89 Jefferson City 21 12.82 Hermann 20 10.56 Washington 25 17.21 St. Charles MISSISSIPPI RIVER Hannibal 16 15.57 Louisiana 15 14.63 Dam 24 25 25.03 Dam 25 26 25.07 Grafton 18 17.28 M.Price, Pool 419 413.50 M.Price, Tail. 21 15.66 St Louis 30 20.69 Chester 27 23.63 Cape Girardeau 32 27.84

24-Hr Change

TODAY’S AIR QUALITY

Hawaii High: 90°

A cold front will trigger scattered showers and thunderstorms from parts of the Northeast and eastern Great Lakes back to the Midwest. Portions of the Tennessee Valley, Ohio Valley, Deep South, south-central Rockies, and Desert Southwest will also see a few storms develop. Cooler air will begin to move into the upper Midwest and northern Plains. City

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RIVER STAGES

Trace 1.17” 2.02” 25.19” 22.67”

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

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07.16.2018 • Monday • M 1

ST. LoUIS PoST-dISPaTCH • B9

CLASSIFIED

Continued from Page Ford '13 Ford Fusion: Loaded, Very Clean $11,991 #33763A

'17 Ford Mustang: GT Premium, Ingot Silver, Convertible, 12K Miles $33,884 #40236A

'15 Ford Taurus: SEL, $11,900 Stk #P06655 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

Misc. Autos

Volkswagen

Sport Utility

Sport Utility

Sport Utility

BOMMARITO ST. PETERS

'11 Volkswagen GTI: Hatchback, White, Loaded $10,469 #35051A

'14 Chevy Tahoe LT: Loaded, One Owner, Clean Carfax $24,776 #42836A

'06 Infinti FX45: V8, AWD, $9,990 #35135A

'16 Toyota Highlander: Limited, AWD, Midnight Blue 6 Cyl 3.5L $35,999 #28555A

'10 Volkswagen GTI: $9,990 Stk #P06862 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '12 Volkswagen EOS: Convertible, $12,900 Stk #180544A DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '15 Volkswagen Passat: $11,223 Stk #P06866 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

'17 Chevy Tahoe: LT, Loaded, GM Certified, One Owner, Black $41,969 #P6521

'17 Jaguar F-Pace S: British Racing Green Metallic , 3.0L V-6 Cyl $51,100 #P9109

16 Toyota 4Runner: Midnight Black Metallic, 4.0L V-6, 4x4, $36,802 #97317B

'15 Chevy Tahoe: LTZ, 4WD, 34K Miles, Black $48,007 #P9348

'11 Jeep Wrangler: Sahara, Automatic, Painted Hard Top, 2 Door $23,990 #V19000A

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

'12 Jeep Grand Cherokee: SRT-8, Navigation, Pano Roof, $36,490 #B9169

'16 Volvo XC60: Clean Carfax One Owner, AWD, Backup Camera 22K Miles, $30,100 #96733A

'16 Jeep Cherokee: Trailhawk, 4WD, Leather, $23,990 #M18112A

Trucks Rent/Lease

1-866-244-9085 VOLKSWAGEN'S '12 Passat: SE, Automatic, Sunroof, Certified $11,990 '14 Passat "S": 32K, VW Certified, Black, Auto $11,990 '14 Passat "S" 31K, 18" Wheels, Navigation, Auto $12,490 '13 Jetta SE: Automatic, Torndao Red, Local Trade, $6,890 '11 Jetta: SE, Sunroof, Manual $8,990

Honda

'13 GTI: 2 Door, Automatic, Heated Seats, M/R Certified

'16 Honda Civic: EX-T, 17K, Local Trade $19,990 #V18243A

'Beetle Convertible TDI: (4) to Choose from, All Certified, Auto, Call for Details! '16 CC Sport: Pure White, 6K, Auto $21,490

'12 Honda Accord: EX-L, V6, Auto, 39K Miles, $15,990 #B9276

'14 Honda Civic: Coupe, Automatic, Dyno Blue Pearl $13,990 #B8879A

'11 Honda Accord: EX-L, V6, Naviagation, White $11,990 #B9262

'18 Honda Accord: Touring, 2.0T, FWD, Platinum White Pearl, $30,202 #28762A

'18 Tiguan: S, 5K Miles, Auto, 1 Owner $23,990

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Volvo

'18 Chevy Tahoe: LT, 4WD, 8 Cyl-5.3L, Black $51,999 #P9316

'12 Volvo S60: T6, AWD, Leather, Sunroof, Auto $12,990 #M18332A

'16 Chevy Silverado: 4WD, Auto, 14K Miles, Double Cab, $33,990 #B9164

'15 Chevy Equinox: 1LT, $17,628 Stock #P06846 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '15 Chevy Equinox: 1LT, $17,500 Stk #P06842 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '16 Chevy Equinox: $15,600 LT, Stock #P06725 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '17 Dodge Durango: GT, Black Crystal, 36K Miles, AWD $31,884 #P9353

'18 Chevy Colorado: LT, Crew Cab, 4x4, Backup Camera, Black $27,990 #P6483

'17 Ford Expedition: Limited, 3.5L V-6, 4x4 $32,600 #P9243

'07 Chevy Silverado 1500: Long Box, $10,126 Stock #P06869 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '09 Chevy Silverado 1500: Extended Cab, Long Box $13,934 Stk #P06868 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

'11 Ford Escape: $11,970 Stk #180961A DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '13 GMC Terrain: SLE, FWD, 35K, Black $17,990 #C18063C

Chevrolet Trucks '07 Chevy Silverado: V8, Automatic, Well Maintained, $9,490 #V18388B

'16 SRX: Luxury Collection, 19K, Red, AWD, One Owner $31,390 '15 ATS: Luxury, AWD, White, Roof, Premium Wheels $23,990 '16 XTS: Luxury, Graphite, 26K, FWD $27,990 '16 SRX: AWD, Navigation, 7K Miles! Certified $33,990

Hyundai

'15 SRX: Luxury Collection, 26K, White, AWD $30,990

'15 Hyundai Sonata: Limited, 31K, Red w/ Tan Leather $19,490 #V17800A

'16 CTS: 3.6 Performance, 8K Miles, AWD, White $47,490

Ford Trucks '09 Ford F-350: Ext Cab, White, $11,990 #B9142

'18 GMC Terrain: 1K Miles, White, Just Arrived! $26,490 #B9076B

'11 Ford F-150: Super Cab, 4x4, Loaded, Only 70K Miles $17,769 #420013A

'11 GMC Terrain: SLT, AWD, Loaded, Clean Carfax, 63K Miles $14,969 #35059A

GMC Trucks

'13 GMC Yukon: XL, SLT, Black, Loaded $19,990 #P6199A

'15 SRX: Performance, Certified, Just Arrived $29,490 '11 Hyundai Sonata: SE, Limited, Clean Carfax, Auto, $7,369 #P6442A

'16 Hyundai Sonata: SE, $13,000 Stk #180695A DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

Infiniti '18 Infiniti Q50: 3.5L V-6, AWD, $30,600 #P9217

Jaguar '02 Jaguar XK8: Convertible, Auto, Silver, Power Top $8,490 #B9210A

Kia '18 Kia Rio: 4 Door Hatchback, local Trade, $17,990 #V18419A

'13 Kia Optima: SXL, Leather, Auto, Sharp! $15,490 #C9265A

Lexus '12 Lexus CT 200h: Loaded, Clean Carfax $12,462 #33745B

Lincoln '14 Lincoln MKZ: 31K, White, Nav, Local Trade $19,990 #V9185A

'12 Lincoln MKZ: $12,060 Stock #P06828 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

Mazda '12 Infiniti QX56: 4WD, Roof, DVD, 69K Miles $29,490 #C9112A

'17 Mazda 3: Touring, 1 Owner, Mazda Certified $16,990 #M9136

'11 Mazda 2: Sport, Lime Green!! Lime Green!! $7,490 #M17250RA

'13 Mazda Miata: Grand Touring, Hard Top, 11K, Auto, $21,490 #M9297

'15 Mazda 6 Touring: Auto, Loaded, Black $15,676 #40090A

'17 CT6: AWD, 8K Miles, Black, Loaded $50,490 '17 Escalade: Black Raven, AWD, Nav, DVD, $64,990 '17 CTS: Luxury, 3.6 Motor, White, 11K Miles $35,490

'16 GMC Sierra 1500: SLT, Crew Cab, Summit White, V8, $39,300 #79578A '17 Genesis G80: 3.8 Sedan, Casablanca White, 3.8L V-6, AWD, 4K Miles $40,988 #40165A

Mitsubishi '17 Mitsubishi Mirage: 31K, Auto, Backup Camera, Power Pkg, $10,990 #V18220A

'11 Mitsubishi Galant: ES, White, Auto, Full Power $6,776 #42564B

17 Mercedes-Benz AMG: C 43 4MATIC, One Owner, AWD, Low Miles, Heated Front Seats, $53,100 #P9060

'16 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350: 4Matic, 3.5L V-6, AWD, $38,988 #28548A

'16 Honda HR-V: LX, Auto, 14K, Local Trade $19,990 #V18381A

'15 Honda CR-V: All Wheel Drive, Local Trade, 1 Owner $18,490 #C18343A

Misc Trucks '08 Honda Pilot: SE, Silver, Loaded $9,776 #42634B

Nissan/Datsun '15 Infiniti QX70: AWD, Moonlight White, 12K Miles $35,884 #P9329

Nissan/Datsun Trucks '15 Nissan Titan: Pro, Crew Cab, 4WD, 1 Owner $28,990 #B9063

'08 Nissan Sentra: Automatic, Power Options, Just Arrived, $4,390 #M9044A

'14 Honda CR-V: EX-L, Sunroof, Leather Seats, Blue, $16,169 #42285A

'07 Hummer H2 SUT: Twilight Maroon, 4 Door, 4WD, $30,884 #P9343

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'17 Nissan Versa: S $12,900 Stk #903305 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

Porsche '17 Porsche Cayenne: Platinum, 23K, Loaded, Has it All! $59,990 #B9182

'14 Porsche Boxster S: Convertible, RWD, 19K Miles, 6 Cyl-3.4L $52,800 #P9365

'12 Porsche 911 Carrera: 4S Cabriolet, White, 23K Miles $72,100 #79457A

Sport Utility '12 Acura RDX: AWD, White, Sunroof, Turbo $18,490 #V9195A

'17 Audi Q7: Premium Plus, Quattro, AWD, Graphite Gray $57,202 #P9385

'18 Audi Q5: Premium Plus, Quattro, AWD $48,500 #28197L

'17 Audi A3 Cabriolet: Premium Plus, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, AWD $34,999 #28832A

'18 Audi Q5: Premium Plus, Quattro, 10K Miles, AWD $48,500 #28330L

Subaru '10 Buick Lacrosse: CXL, Loaded, Clean Carfax $9,969 #42866A

'15 Audi Q7: Prestige, AWD, One Owner, 3.0T S Line $37,800 #28549A

'12 Subaru Impreza: WRX, 47K Miles, 1 Owner $20,990 #C18110A

'15 Audi SQ5: Premium Plus, Florett Silver Metallic, 28K Miles $41,007 #P9345

'16 Toyota Corolla: Black Sand Pearl, Aux Audio Input, Cruise Control $14,476 #33720A

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'12 Volkswagen Jetta: 2.5L, SE, FWD, Motor Trend Certified $9,490 #V18123A

'13 Mini Cooper: S, Countryman, $11,976 #33740A

'15 GMC Sierra 1500: Denali, Crew Cab, Clean Carfax One Owner, 4WD $37,999 #79661A

'14 Ram 2500: 6.7 Diesel, Crew Cab Laramie, 4 New Tires, $47,490 #B9170

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'14 Volkswagen Passat: S, Navigation, 18" Wheels, VW Certified, $12,990 #V9146

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'16 Hyundai Tuscon: Backup Camera, Parking Assist, FWD, Winter White $16,569 #42897A

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'15 Infiniti QX80: 4WD, Mocha Almond, 43K Miles, AWD, $48,884 #P9331

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'15 Chrysler T & C: Touring Van, Loaded, Clean Carfax $17,869 #42873B '15 Jeep Cherokee: Latitude, 61K Miles, Leather, Auto $16,990 #V18494A

Mini vans '08 Jeep Liberty: Sport, Clean Carfax, $7,990 #35342A

'17 Chrysler Pacifica: Touring, Black, Loaded, One Owner, Clean Carfax $22,994 #P6522

'16 Jeep Compass Latitude: FWD, Remote Start, Heated Front Seats $13,869 #P6447

'11 Dodge Grand Caravan: Mainstreet, SXT, Clean Carfax, $7,369 #P6402A

'15 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Limited, 27K Miles, 4WD, $29,884 #P9336

'16 Honda Odyssey: 35K, Local Trade, $27,490 #V18401A

'17 Jeep Wrangler: Unlimited, Freedom, 4WD, One Owner $39,999 #P9371

'12 Honda Odyssey: EX-L, w/Navigation, Just Arrived! $19,490 #C9092A

'13 Land Rover Range Rover: SE, 5.0L V-8 cyl, 63K Miles, Firenze Red $44,600 #P9203

'14 Land Rover Range Rover: 5.0L V8 Supercharged, 4x4, $48,600 #P9120

Vans '17 Chevy Express 3500: LT, 15 Passenger Van, GM Certified! $27,776 #P6535

'17 Ram ProMaster: Cargo Van, Local Trade $21,290 #M18052A

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'15 Lexus RX 350: Nebula Gray Pearl, 6-Cyl 3.5L, AWD, 24K Miles $33,007 #P9346

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NOTICE OF SEIZURE U.S. Treasury Department Internal Revenue Service CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION On May 3 0 , 2 0 1 8 , the following i t e ms w e re s e i z e d f ro m residences, 8240 S Latrobe Burbank, Illinois 60459, 4330 W Park Lane Dr . Apt 1 C Alsip, Illinois 60803, 4818 W 83rd St. Burbank, Illinois 60459, 1800 High St. Blue Island Illinois 60406 and 5618 Village Roy ale Dr. St. Louis, MO 63128. -6 8 1 8 0 0 3 6 - 0 1 U. S . C urre ncy $8,780.00 - 6 8 1 8 0 0 3 7 - 0 1 2 0 1 5 C he vrole t Silverado - 68180038-01 2018 GMC Denali - 68180039-01 2018 Patriot Trailer - 6 8 1 8 0 0 4 4 -0 1 2 0 1 1 Ford F3 5 0 Super Duty - 68180045-01 Interstate Trailer On May 3 0 , 2 0 1 8 , the following items were sized from First Midwest Bank, 3800 Rock Creek Blvd, Joliet, Illinois 60431 and JPMorgan C hase Bank P. O. Box 1 8 3 1 6 4 Columbus, Ohio 43218. - 68180040-01: Account # 4045 in the amount of $49,940.99 - 68180040-02: Account # 4045 in the amount of $10,366.03 - 68180041-01: Account # 0887 in the amount of $6,942.60 Th e p ro p e rty is s u b je c t to administrative forfeiture under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. § 981 due to the property's involvement in a transaction, or attempted transaction, in violation of 1 8 U.S .C. § 1 9 5 6 . Any person claiming an ownership interest in this property must file a claim with the Internal Revenue Service Attn: Asset Forfeiture Coordinator at 31 Hopkins Plaza, Room 1 5 0 0 0 , Baltimore, MD 21201 on or before 08/30/18; otherwise, the property will be forfeited and disposed of according to law.

'13 Mercedes-Benz G 63: AMG, Automatic, Black, 25K Miles $90,100 #P9126

Bids/Proposals '17 Infiniti QX60: AWD, Clean Carfax 1 owner, 12K Miles, Black Obsidian $38,999 #93654L

'17 Infiniti QX60: Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, 11K Miles, Hermosa Blue $39,999 #96351L

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'18 Buick Envision: Premium II, Galaxy Silver, AWD, $43,884 #P9356 '17 Infiniti QX60: AWD 1 Owner, 10K Miles, , Graphite Shadow $37,999 #P9369

'16 Cadillac SRX: Luxury, AWD, 30K, Certified $27,490 #C8747 '15 Infiniti QX70: 1 Owner, Black Obsidian, 13K Miles, AWD $35,500 #P9383 '18 Cadillac Escalade: Luxury Package, 4WD, 20K Miles $65,802 #P9311 '15 Infiniti QX80: 4WD, One Owner, Majestic White, 8 Cyl-5.6L $44,800 #97404A '17 Chevrolet Tahoe: LT, 1 Owner Clean Carfax, GM Certified PreOwned, 3rd Row, $42,100 #P9027

'17 Nissan Armada: SL, AWD, Silver $37,990 #V18235A

'06 Nissan Pathfinder: LE, 4WD, 3rd Row $7,890 #V18115B

'15 Nissan Murano: SL, AWD, One Owner, Clean Carfax, Moonroof $25,469 #35124A

'15 Nissan Rogue: SV, One Owner, Clean Carfax, $18,504 #35474A

'13 Nissan Rogue: White, Loaded, Only 29K Miles $13,769 #35388A

'17 Nissan Murano: Gun Metallic, 3.5L V-6, FWD, 18K Miles, $30,988 #P9278

'18 Nissan Murano: Platinum, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, 3K Miles $36,999 #40235A

Kiewit Infrastructure Co. is seeking S ubcontractors, S uppliers, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises who are interested in the St. Louis Union S tation Tunne l Rehabilitation Project. DBE's certified by the Missouri Regional Certification Committee (MRCC), are encouraged to contact Kiewit to be included in future bidding opportunities for the Project. If you are interested in the project or would like additional information please email us at STLUnionStation @ k ie w it.c o m . Kiew it Infrastructure Co. is An Equal Opportunity Employer.

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS S o u t h e a s t Mis s o u ri S ta te University seeks proposals from firms interested in providing Professional S ervices for the Integrated Energy Mas ter Plan, SB10974. Written Proposals will be acce pte d at the Facilitie s Management Service Center, 610 Washington Avenue, Cape Girardeau, MO 6 3 7 0 1 , until noon on Friday, July 27, 2018. Inquiries and clarifications may be directed to Angela Meyer, Director of Facilities Management; e-mail: admeyer@semo.edu. Angela Meyer, Director Facilities Management

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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT Welcome to the Monroe County Fair! The Fair Board and countless volunteers have worked tirelessly this past year to get the fair ready. Countless 4-H and FFA kids have been feeding, cleaning pens, training, grooming and caring for the animals you will see throughout the week. They have also been planting, watering, fertilizing and tending the flowers and vegetables for display, all with the hope of bringing home a ribbon.

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There will also be great competition among the adults this week. They will show animals, flowers and vegetables, as well as pictures and handiwork. Adults will compete with baked items and canned produce and participate in horse shows, tractor pulls, the Figure 8 Race I’ll see you at the Monroe County Fair! and Demo Derby.

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Kaleigh is the daughter of Jim and Amy Halleran. Kaleigh enjoys being a junior member in the American Hampshire Sheep Association, and at home, she takes care of four sheep of her own! Kaleigh enjoys playing outside CAMBREE FAYE COMTE, 7 and jumping on the trampoline with her sister, Erin. School: Parkview Elementary School In her free time, Kaleigh loves to read and takes Sponsor: Curtis Jewelers Floral and Design dance classes including tap, ballet and jazz. She Cambree is the daughter of Jarrod and Tina Comte. is also an active member of First Baptist Church, She is the youngest of four girls; her sisters are: Waterloo. 21-year-old Mara, 18-year-old Noella and 9-yearold Berkley. Cambree has helped collect money KEHRINGTON MCKEA SCHULTHEIS, 7 for those with physical handicaps. Cambree is an School: Rogers Elementary School active member of the community, participating in Sponsor: Monroe County Electric Cooperative Girl Scouts as a Daisy in Troop 760. She also enjoys taking dance and tumbling classes, swimming, Kehrington is the daughter of Craig and Tiffany reading and making YouTube videos with her sister. Schultheis. Kehrington loves to help her mom and dad on their family farm. She especially loves her two horses: Shiloh and Ranger. When she CARLY JANE UNGER, 6 isn’t horseback riding, Kehrington keeps busy by School: Zahnow Elementary School taking piano lessons and playing with her brother, Sponsor: Amy Hank - Keller Williams Kegan and twin sister, Tessa. Kehrington is an Carly Jane is the daughter of Brian and Jessica active member of the community, volunteering Unger. She is from Waterloo and will begin with the St. Louis VA Medical Center and Garden kindergarten in the fall. She enjoys playing with Place Assisted Living. She also participates in 4-H her older sister, Rori, and their pets: dogs Roxy Cloverbuds and church activities. and Akela, and cats Chunk and Gester. In her free time, Carly stays busy; she loves to sing, dance and LILLIAN KOLWEIER, 7 participates in gymnastics and horseback riding. School: Immaculate Conception School Sponsor: Krebel Plumbing & Shelby’s Automotive CLAIRE STAFFORD, 6 School: Rogers Elementary School Lillian is the daughter of Mike and Sarah Kolweier. Sponsor: Children First Lillian loves to spend time with her twin brother, Luke and younger sister, Tessa. She also loves to Claire is the daughter of Mike and Barb Stafford. read and do crafts. Lillian is happiest when she is Claire is excited to begin second grade this year. outside exploring her family farm or riding her She loves to spend time with her family, including bike. She is a member of 4-H Cloverbuds and was her two brothers: Colton and Drew and their runner-up for her school’s Young Authors Program dog, Duke. Claire also loves camping, singing and two years in a row. She also participates in various dancing, and takes gymnastics and tumbling church activities.

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Q 1 • Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠A 6 ♥A K 2 ♦A K 10 9 8 2 ♣Q 6 As dealer, what call would you make? A • Should you open 1 diamond, you will have an impossible rebid over a response of 1 heart or 1 spade. Better to open 2 no trump.

Q 4 • Both vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠A Q J 10 9 6 4 ♥A K 7 6 3 ♦Void ♣10 As dealer, what call would you make? A • This hand would qualify as “game in hand,” but it is not worth an opening bid of 2 clubs. Bid 1 spade.

Q 2 • North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠J 7 ♥A Q 4 2 ♦Q J 5 4 ♣K J 10 With the opponents passing, you open one diamond and partner raises to three diamonds, invitational. What call would you make? A • Bid 3 hearts. Partner has denied a four-card major, so you’re not looking for a fit. You’re just showing heart strength. You can’t barge into 3 no trump with just the jack doubleton of spades.

Q 5 • North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠K Q 10 9 7 3 ♥9 3 2 ♦K 6 ♣A Q SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST 1♦ 1♠ Pass 1NT ? Pass What call would you make? A • This is a pretty good hand, but it is not quite worth 3 spades. Bid 2 spades. (07/16/18)

Q 3 • East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠Q 6 4 ♥K Q 5 ♦Q 10 5 2 ♣J 5 3 WEST NORTH EAST SOUTH 2♠ 3♥ Pass ? What call would you make? A • The queen of spades is probably of no value, but we would bid 4 hearts anyway. We like the three good trumps and the potentially useful side suit.

CRYPTOQUIP

Across

1 Home made of mud and thatch 4 Mob informant 7 Knight’s title 10 “I do,” at a wedding 13 George Bernard Shaw wanted his to read “I knew if I stayed around long enough, something like this would happen” 15 Professional’s opposite 17 Motorcycle attachment 18 French ballroom dance 19 Chef Lagasse 21 Tropical tree with hot pink flowers 22 Sis’s sibling 24 Spreadsheet amount shown in parentheses

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.

CROSSWORD

55 One with only younger siblings 59 Sticker that might start “Hello ...” 61 Danny DeVito’s role in 1975’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” 64 Minor gain in football 65 Fair way to judge something 66 “Cool!” 67 Back talk 68 U.S.’s largest union, with 3.2 million members 69 Short albums, for short

Down

1 “___ Just Not That Into You” 2 Longtime inits. in newswires 3 Sustain temporarily 4 5K or 10K 5 On ___ with (even with) 6 Surge of exhilaration 7 Droop 8 Muslim leaders 9 Sitarist Shankar 10 Nixes from Nixon, e.g. 11 Beginning 12 Unleashes, as havoc 14 President pro ___ 16 Designer Hilfiger 20 “Pay attention out there!”

HOROSCOPE • JACQUELINE BIGAR

If July 16 is your birthday • This year you will express your opinions, and are likely to elicit strong yet positive responses. If you are single, you could be attracted to a quieter type of person. If you are attached, the two of you could find a trip to be an opening experience. Virgo can be provocative.

July 16 WORD — LOATHE (LOATHE: LOTHE: To greatly dislike.) Average mark 15 words. Time limit 30 minutes. Can you find 20 or more words in LOATHE? The list will be published tomorrow. SATURDAY’S WORD — ELASTIC east sail slice islet lace sale slit istle laciest salt stale case laic sate steal cast lase scale stela caste last scat stile castle late seal tail cesta least seat talc cist lest sect tale cite lice silt teal cleat list site telic aisle slat tile alit slate isle

26 “The ___ shall inherit the earth” 27 Gushing review 29 Inky mess 30 Dermatological sacs 31 Result of iron deficiency 33 The “k” of kHz 35 “I’ve got this round!” ... or a literal hint to this puzzle’s theme 40 Moonwalker Armstrong 41 Press agents, informally 43 Dresses in India 47 Roster 49 Nerd 50 Colored part of the eye 51 Thomas Edison’s middle name 52 Hush-hush government org. 53 Hand tool for boring holes

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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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M 1 • MOnDAy • 07.16.2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You believe that anything is possible, especially today. Others might be confused about your choices regarding your daily routine. The unexpected might cause a lastminute hassle. Tonight: Put in a few extra hours. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You have unusual creativity, which you need to express more often. You have answers that could surprise many people. A friend could be upset by an idea you reveal. Tonight: Time for some fun! GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH You could be in a position where you feel as if others are testing your patience. As a result, you’ll cocoon in order to get more of what you desire. Be as clear as possible when dealing with a family member. Tonight: Make it easy. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHHH Your high emotional frequency will not help you get past a problem. Stay logical, listen to others and ask for feedback. Do not hold back; instead, move through a problem as quickly as possible. Tonight: Hang out with loved ones. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Curb the possessive side of your personality. A family member could be more supportive than you had anticipated. Tonight: Understand that an expense could have a big effect on your finances. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Your energy perks up, and you are into whatever you’re

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22 Undergarment usually fastened in the back 23 Kentucky senator Paul 25 Mix, as paint 28 Classic record label 29 Pie recipe directive 30 Pie recipe directive 32 B&Bs 34 Pointing in this direction: ← 36 Window ledge

37 Chronic complainer 38 Country’s Reba 39 Barely makes, with “out” 42 Some Jamaican music 43 Mister, in Milan 44 Singer Grande 45 Horn-___ glasses 46 The ___ Brothers of R&B 48 Fish sometimes served smoked 51 Big name in arcade gaming

54 And others, in a bibliography 56 Copenhagener, e.g. 57 Bombeck who wrote “Housework, if you do it right, will kill you” 58 Sault ___ Marie, Mich. 60 Meas. of a country’s economic output 62 Puppy’s bite 63 “___ over” (“We’re done”)

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WORD SCRIMMAGE

doing. Others respond well to you. Think twice before reacting to a confusing statement from someone. Perhaps this person isn’t sure of him- or herself. Tonight: As you like it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You might want to think more carefully about a personal matter. You could be more defensive than normal, and would be best off asking questions in order to get the lay of the land. Tonight: Have a discussion about what ails you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH You enjoy the limelight, as it allows you to promote a personal cause. Your imagination could produce some unusual ideas. Listen to feedback from a select group of associates or friends. Tonight: Accept a great offer.

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WONDERWORD

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Keep yourself focused on the big picture, but not so much that you lose your focus. Seek out opinions from those who are older or more experienced than you. Tonight: Where the crowds are. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH A friend could give you an earful. You might want to turn the other way and not listen, but that wouldn’t be wise. Find someone in a similar situation who can help you grow. Tonight: Start enjoying change rather than fighting it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Friends surround you. You might have difficulty focusing on an important conversation. Try to relate to others on a one-on-one level. You are likely to hear intelligent and meaningful responses. Tonight: A loved one shares his or her ideas.

WORDY GURDY

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH No matter what you do, you can’t seem to change the group’s direction. This situation could repeat itself in many ways. Allow others to have a stronger say. Tonight: Go along with a friend’s plans. STLtoday.com/horoscopes Get expanded horoscope information: star charts, peak times, outlooks and Chinese Zodiac data.

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WHAT’S THE DIFF? Find six differences between the panels.

Girl’s old friends turn away from her Dear Mama Bear • Your daughter has survived high school, and along with it the cruel treatment of the girls who promised to befriend her. Teenagers can be so centered on themselves that the feelings of others do not exist for them. Also, girls in high school tend to form cliques. Add to that the fact that there is so much misunderstanding about mental illness, and I have a pretty good idea of what happened and so should you. What life lesson do you think exploring this with the other parents will accomplish for your daughter? Your efforts would be better spent by continuing to emotionally support her and encouraging her to move forward. Dear Abby • My husband’s family is full of people who drink too much and then act like fools, slurring their words, stumbling and vomiting. It happens at many gatherings, and it stresses me out. They often pressure me to drink more and/or get drunk. Because I don’t do it, I feel ostracized at

these gatherings where I’m told I need to “loosen up” or “cheer up” by drinking more. No one else in my life thinks I’m uptight. I’m normally very sociable. These days, I avoid those family gatherings as often as possible, but I’m afraid I’m courting more problems by not participating in family activities. I’ve tried to be frank with them, but the conversations don’t seem to stick. — IN THE MINORITY IN LOUISIANA Dear Minority • Because you have told your in-laws that being urged to drink makes you uncomfortable yet they persist, you are doing all you can short of cutting off all contact with them. Continue to limit the times you attend those family events, and when asked about your absence, continue to be frank about the reason. Then hope they are sober enough to get the message when you deliver it. 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.

Differences: 1. Arm is longer. 2. Brick is moved. 3. Line in sidewalk is missing. 4. Door is different. 5. Words are smaller. 6. Ear is different.

Dear Abby • My daughter has graduated from high school. She had been in a residential treatment program for depression the year and a half prior to returning to this school. Her old friends had promised to be there for her when she returned. After she was back for three months, her friends stopped inviting her to things and even talked behind her back in a group chat that was started by a different group. The girls’ moms knew some of this was going on and did nothing about it. It has been a difficult journey for my daughter as well as for me. Now that the girls have all graduated, I’m wondering if I should contact any of them or their moms and ask what happened. It was painful for me to watch my daughter go through weekends when her “friends” were out at parties she wasn’t invited to. I am wondering if asking the girls/ moms for an explanation can help my daughter learn from it. Please let me know what you think. — MAMA BEAR OUT WEST

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Wife abuses his family of origin Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn • My wife occasionally picks fights with members of my family of origin, especially my sister. What am I supposed to do about that? The general guidance is that protecting my spouse from my family of origin is my responsibility — they’re my family, not hers — but it was my wife that started the whole mess. My mother died last year; she was cremated. Her ashes are in a box on my sister’s mantle. She will eventually be buried with my father, but he’s in a National Cemetery and there’s a long lead time before that can happen. When we visited my sister, my wife went on at length about how my sister is disrespecting our mother by having her ashes in a plain wooden box on the mantel, rather than in some fancy urn. Sister did not take wife’s opin-

ions well. She’s furious. Wife is demanding I step in and defend her. My selfish view is, you started this, it’s on you to finish it. What should I be doing? — Anonymous Answer • Agh! Yes your “You started this, it’s on you to finish it” view is selfish. Please reconsider. You’re halfway to doing the right thing in not defending your wife for her awful — awful — remark about the ashes. The other half you need to cover is the reverse of your “general guidance”: You need to protect your family of origin from your wife. Preferably in the moment, not after the fact. Wow. If I could, I’d demand that you “step in and defend” your sister, with your wife in the room. So. How’s your marriage otherwise? Is your wife as abusive to you as she is to your family? “Taking a hard look at the person you married” is the most important

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answer to your “What should I be doing?” question. People who think it’s their place to dish out unsolicited criticisms “at length” and to demand loyalty when challenged are rarely healthy themselves, and they’re almost never pleasant companions. Don’t fall in line with miserable expectations just because you got the idea somewhere that it’s what marriage is “supposed to” mean. If what you describe as “occasionally picks fights” is just a nice way of saying that you are routinely in the position of having to clean up a mess your wife made with people you care about,then it’s time to ask yourself whether it’s healthy to stay in this marriage. A good therapist can help you answer this question. Go alone, though; couple’s counseling with someone abusive merely opens a new front for the abuse.

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