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ST. LOUIS GETS AN MLS TEAM Formal statement set for Tuesday, sources say BY BEN FREDERICKSON

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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A board above the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the closing number for the Dow Jones industrial average on Wednesday. BY DAMIAN PALETTA, THOMAS HEATH AND TAYLOR TELFORD

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Recession signals intensified Wednesday in the United States and in some of the world’s leading economies, as the damage from acrimonious trade wars is becoming increasingly apparent on multiple continents. The U.S. stock market tumbled to its worst day of the year on Wednesday, after a reliable predictor of looming recessions flashed for the first time since the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 800 points, or about 3%, and has lost close to 7% over the past three weeks. Two of the world’s largest economies, Germany and the United Kingdom, appear to be contracting even as the latter forges ahead with plans to leave the European Union. Growth also has slowed in China, which is in a bitter trade feud with the United States. Meanwhile, Argentina’s stock market fell nearly 50% earlier this week after its incumbent president was defeated

ST. LOUIS — Major League Soccer plans to announce next week that St. Louis has secured an expansion team, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the league’s expansion timeline. Sources spoke on condition of anonymity, as the St. Louis ownership group and MLS have not publicized

the announcement. Plans have been made for an event Tuesday in St. Louis. MLS leaders declined comment Wednesday. The ownership group released a statement: “Major League Soccer is responsible for the timing of any announcements around League

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Ex-college employee steals $7.5 million, earns millions investing it BY ROBERT PATRICK

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS — A former employee of St. Louis Community College admitted on Wednesday that he’d siphoned off $7.5 million in job-training funds over 20 years and made millions more investing the money. Donald L. Robison, 57, agreed as part of a plea deal in federal court in St. Louis to forfeit $11 million, including the profits of his scheme. The money will go to the state of Missouri and the college. It is an unusual situation for a federal fraud case, lawyers said. In many cases, defendants have spent much of the money before being caught. But Jeff Pittman, chancellor of St. Louis Community College, said it would be difficult to Please see MONEY, Page A4

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At a Wednesday night vigil for Xavier Usanga, mourners raise their hands and pledge to protect other members of the community. Over 100 people gathered on North 14th Street outside Xavier’s home, where he was shot on Monday.

Xavier Usanga, 7, was fatally shot Monday outside his house in Hyde Park

Police have a person in custody in the shooting death of 7-year-old St. Louis boy

BY TAYLOR TIAMOYO HARRIS

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS — As police said they had someone in custody, family, friends and neighbors of Xavier Usanga gathered Wednesday evening to remember the 7-year-old boy who was shot and killed Monday. Asked by the Post-Dispatch about an arrest in the case, police declined to provide more information, saying the investigation was continuing. At the vigil, Xavier’s Spider-Man

blanket and toys were laid out on the front porch of his home on North 14th Street along with his most recent Sunday school painting. Surrounding his toys were candles and a crowd of more than 100 people, including law enforcement, church officials, activists and other community members who were mourning for him. Xavier was killed Monday evening while playing in his backyard with his Please see XAVIER, Page A4

Pelosi calls for immediate gun background checks ‘Every day that goes by, people die,’ Pelosi says during a visit to St. Louis BY NASSIM BENCHAABANE

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS — The nation’s top Democrat called on Congress Wednesday to immediately pass a federal bill requiring universal background checks for gun sales, saying such a law could stem the tide of violence in cities like St. Louis. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, visiting

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Missouri man was charged with making a terrorist threat after walking into a Walmart in Springfield, Missouri, wearing body armor and carrying a loaded rifle and handgun. He said he was testing whether the store would honor his constitutional right to bear arms. The incident caused panic at the store, following the Aug. 3 killing of 22 people in an El Paso, Texas, Walmart. A white supremacist who targeted Hispanic people has been arrested in the massacre.

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SUBURBAN STAR: Has the time come to pack the dishes, load the car and move on down the road? If so, anyone looking for a new habitat in STL might be wise to look toward Maryland Heights. According to personal-finance website GoBankingRates, the mostly west St. Louis County municipality tied for first as Missouri’s best suburb. (The other was Grain Valley near Kansas City.) The article lists the top suburbs in every state, with the main areas of focus being: home prices; monthly rent; cost of essentials, such as groceries, health care, utilities and transportation; school-district quality; and crime rates. The article notes that while Grain Valley is “generally safer than Maryland Heights,” Maryland Heights’ “costs for housing and other necessities are cheaper.” It also points out that both school districts serving the suburb, Parkway and Pattonville, are graded as “A-plus” for overall quality. Maryland Heights was incorporated in 1985 and has a population of about 27,000. SALES PITCH: Selling the City Museum is now the main job of St. Louis politico and erstwhile aldermanic candidate Lindsay Pattan. Pattan has been named as the museum’s new marketing and sales director, starting Monday. “We have been working with Lindsay as a consultant for the last six weeks on the development and launch of our new City Nights program,” said Traci Pattan Blanks of Premier Parks, the Oklahoma City-based company that now owns the museum. Pattan was a partner at Alive Magazine from 2012 to 2016, then formed her own public relations firm and became more involved in St. Louis politics. In March 2017, Pattan lost to incumbent Alderman Marlene Davis in the Democratic primary. Earlier this year, Pattan served as the campaign manager for state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, who lost to incumbent

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‘Historic Missouri Roadsides” Lewis Reed in a bid for St. Louis aldermanic president. She also served as the campaign chief for Dana Kelly-Franks, who ran unsuccessfully for St. Louis license collector. BOOK MARK: Sure, there’s time for one more road trip before the summer ends after Labor Day. And Bill Hart’s book, “Historic Missouri Roadsides,” has pages of suggestions. Hart, executive director of the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation, will be at two events next week to tout the second-edition release of his 2015 book. On Tuesday, Hart will speak at 7 p.m. at the Missouri State Archives Speaker Series, 600 West Main Street in Jefferson City. Then on Aug. 22, Hart will make a presentation at 6:30 p.m. at Maplewood Library, 7550 Lohmeyer Avenue. ROAD TRIPPIN’: You can’t buy publicity like this, nor would you want to. A recent exchange on Trip Advisor — in its “St. Louis Travel” forum, no less — started Tuesday night when a user from Indiana posted this: “We are 2 old women traveling in October from Indianapolis to OKC. Hearing lots of scary stories about East St.

Louis and Ferguson and the north side of St. Louis. Best advise for route. Can we avoid St. Louis altogether?” — Nini One respondent tried to dissuade Nini of her misgivings: “Don’t avoid St. Louis, plan a visit. You’ll be glad you did. Someone has been needlessly scaring you.” — TTTStLou. Another tried to be helpful: “In all serious(ness), if you are concerned just make sure to make your gas/ rest breaks before you get anywhere near those areas. Simply stay on the interstate and take most direct route through St. Louis ...” — Nawlins4LIFE One offered a bigger picture: “That’s a bit like deciding to avoid Chicago because of all the murders there, as well.” — clvier1 And one pointed out, pointedly: “You are asking in the St. Louis forum how to avoid St. Louis, which is entirely inappropriate; therefore, we’ll just help you out and mark your post as miscategorized so you can find a better place to ask. “Good luck on your trip.” — bprop Not sure, but does that last sentence come off a bit insincere? Joe Holleman • 314-340-8254 @stlsherpa on Twitter jholleman@post-dispatch.com

Hellbender safe from rule change, officials say BY KURT ERICKSON

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFFERSON CITY — Three months after Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature and GOP governor made a giant salamander the state’s official endangered species, the Trump administration is moving to weaken how it applies the federal act that protects endangered species like the Eastern hellbender. But, officials at the Missouri Department of Conservation and a hellbender expert at the St. Louis Zoo say they believe the potentially weakened federal protections won’t affect how Missouri oversees endangered species. “In general, MDC’s authority over state endangered species is not impacted by changes to the federal law,” said agency spokesman Joe Jerek. Under the changes ordered by the Republican president, officials for the first time will be able to publicly attach a cost to saving an animal or plant. Blanket protections for creatures newly listed as threatened will be removed. The Endangered Species Act, signed into law by President Richard Nixon in 1973, is credited with helping to save the bald eagle, California condor and scores of other animals and plants from extinction. While the act has been successful in saving species listed as endangered, it also has spawned intense battles between the fate of owls, fish and other creatures and industries and developers. Jerek acknowledged the new rules are

still being studied by the department, which is overseen by a four-member board appointed by the governor. “The federal changes to the Endangered Species Act are recent and complex, and we will need to review them in detail regarding potential impacts from the federal changes to species found in Missouri,” he said. Jerek said the agency is committed to ensuring endangered species are protected. “The Missouri Department of Conservation will continue to live our mission of protecting and managing the fish, forest, and wildlife of the state,” he said. In Missouri, 38 species are listed as endangered, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The species range from crayfish to a type of skunk and include plants like the eastern and western prairie fringed orchid. In May, the Missouri Legislature gave widespread support to legislation designating the Eastern hellbender salamander, also known as the snot otter or lasagna lizard, as the state’s official endangered species. At the time, the sponsor of the House bill, Rep. Jeff Justus, R-Branson, said including the amphibian on the state’s official list of symbols will raise its profile among schoolchildren and others. The hellbender population has dropped as much as 90% since the 1970s because of river pollution and overharvesting in the 15 states where it lives. It can live up to 30 years and grow to up to 2 feet in length, but its skin is sensitive to water quality issues.

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The St. Louis Zoo is operating a breeding program to try to save the species through its work at the Ron Goellner Center for Hellbender Conservation. Mark Wanner, zoological manager of herpetology and aquatics at the zoo, agreed that Conservation officials would handle regulatory issues affecting endangered species in the state and was confident the zoo’s effort to reintroduce the salamander to rivers across the state would see little impact. “Regardless of any legislation, our relationship with U.S.Fish and Wildlife and our relationship with Missouri Department of Conservation is very sound and very good. We’ve been working well together for some time and I don’t think the legislation would change anything or any direction that we’re currently moving with hellbender conservation,” Wanner said. So far this summer, the zoo has released more than 1,300 hellbenders that it reproduced as part of the fight against their demise. Along with the hellbender, other species listed as endangered by the Missouri Department of Conservation include the peregrine falcon. According to the MDC, falcons could resume living on natural cliffs in the state if natural open areas are maintained and toxic chemicals are removed from streams and other bodies of water. Kurt Erickson • 573-556-6181 @KurtEricksonPD on Twitter kerickson@post-dispatch.com

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JEFFERSON CITY — Opponents of Missouri’s strict new abortion regulations accused Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft on Wednesday of running out the clock on their ability to ask voters if they want to jettison the law. In the latest step in an ongoing, bitter battle, Ashcroft, a Republican, issued language for a proposed referendum on Wednesday, leaving opponents less than two weeks to collect the 100,000 signatures needed to put a halt to its implementation and get it on the ballot for a public vote in 2020. Robin Utz, treasurer of the No Bans on Choice Committee, which opposes the new law, said it would be an “impossible task” to collect the signatures before the law goes into effect Aug. 28. “He has effectively prevented

voters from defeating the extreme eight-week abortion ban at the ballot box. It is outrageous that Secretary Ashcroft, Missouri’s chief elections officer, ran out the clock and blocked the people’s right to a citizen veto,” Utz said in a statement. Wednesday’s release of the ballot language by Ashcroft was not a surprise. In July, the state Supreme Court refused to intervene to force the state’s top election official to act quickly on getting the language on the books in order to allow opponents to begin collecting signatures. The ACLU had asked Supreme Court judges to force Ashcroft to certify a ballot title for the referendum by July 18 in order to give the organization enough time to collect signatures before the Aug. 28 deadline. Ashcroft in June rejected the ACLU’s referendum petition

on abortion, as well as several other petitions, on constitutional grounds. An appellate court panel ruled Ashcroft was wrong to do so and allowed the ACLU to continue its campaign for a referendum. Ashcroft then said he would follow the timeline that the law requires to issue the ballot language. That timeline came Wednesday. The language asks voters if they support legislation adopted by the Republican-led Legislature that would prohibit abortions at eight weeks of gestation (at which time there is a medically detected heartbeat), except in cases of medical emergency. The law also would establish “successive times at which abortions are prohibited (fourteen weeks, eighteen weeks, twenty weeks, all with medical emergency exceptions) if

earlier time frames are found unlawful.” Utz slammed Ashcroft for slow-walking the process and denying voters the ability to weigh in on the law. “Instead of doing his job, he played political games and blocked Missourians’ right to vote — all in an effort to block access to legal abortion in this state,” Utz said. The battle over Missouri’s abortion law is similar to disputes in other conservative states. GOP opponents of abortion, emboldened by a conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court, want the court to reconsider the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, the 1973 case that established a nationwide right to an abortion. Kurt Erickson • 573-556-6181 @KurtEricksonPD on Twitter kerickson@post-dispatch.com

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Gabriella Davis, 10, rests her head on the shoulder of her mother, Jennifer Gooden, during a vigil on Wednesday for 7-year-old Xavier Usanga, who was killed by a stray bullet.

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sisters. Shots rang out and the siblings dropped to the ground, then stood up to run toward their house, according to one of his sisters, Precious. But there was more gunfire, killing Xavier and wounding an 18-year-old man. Xavier’s grandmother, Mary Norwood, told the crowd, “I want to say to the person that shot my baby, I forgive you because I have anger inside of me and I don’t want it anymore.” She also stated she wanted to turn a lot near where Xavier was killed into a community garden. His death makes him the 10th child killed in a shooting in St. Louis this year, and at least the 17th in the metropolitan area. “We have to stop this,” St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner called out to the crowd. “Let’s give these kids hope.

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Pelosi called for Democrats to build broad-based public support that could force McConnell and the Republican-controlled Senate to take up the background check bill, along with legislative reforms addressing electoral integrity approved by the Democrat-controlled House. “Public sentiment is going to be our hope,” she said. On a recent conference call Pelosi held with several groups advocating stricter gun laws, organizations such as Moms Demand Action and Mia Familia Vota agreed that their goal was to pressure McConnell to have the Senate take up the background checks bill, she said. “It isn’t as high profile as an issue as assault weapons, but it saves more lives,” Pelosi said. It’s really where you save lives. And the Senate just won’t take it up.” Asked about a federal bill proposed by Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-University City, a staunch supporter of Pelosi, that would allow cities to enact stricter gun laws without state approval, Pelosi said Congressional Democrats should focus on the background check legislation, which would be enforced

A photo of Xavier Usanga is surrounded by teddy bears in a memorial on Wednesday outside his house in the 3500 block of North 14th Street. Let’s give our communities hope. Until we give people who are hopeless the desire to live, what do you think they’re going to do to your family, my family, our community?” Xavier’s Sunday school teacher, the pastor at nearby

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church and other law enforcement officials also spoke during the vigil. So, too, did St. Louis pastor and activist the Rev. Darryl Gray, who urged the community not to “be silent when we know there are

nationwide. “It would be better if we had federal laws that applied to everybody,” she said. She said Missouri Democrats should seek“a mainstream,progressive message” that would build on the Affordable Care Act and bring labor groups and farmers into discussions about how to address climate change. “We have to have a mainstream message that will win,” she said. Pelosi’s Illinois visit was part of an effort to support Democrats as they seek to build on electoral gains made in 2018. Targets next year include the suburban St. Louis district of Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin. “We’re optimistic about changes that could happen in some states,” Pelosi said. She brushed aside internal Democratic divisions between established Democrats and left-wing challengers on policy proposals like Medicare for All or the Green New Deal, saying the measures were unlikely to gain popular support in states like Missouri. “I share the urgency that they have, but this is something that is massive and has to be collaborative,” Pelosi said. “Their aspiration in the bill is something I admire. But would we be able to sell ‘no fossil fu-

els’ in 10 or 12 years?” Clayhas differed with her in his support of the Green New Deal, pushed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and in joining a growing number of House Democrats publicly seeking impeachment of Trump. But he faces a repeat primary challenge from activist Cori Bush, whom Ocasio-Cortez endorsed in Bush’s first bid against the longtime representative. Clay has Pelosi’s “full backing,” she said. “The Democratic Party has always had these intramural kind of contests,” Pelosi said. Ultimately, the internal division between the Democratic camps is “minor” compared to the division between Democrats and Republicans, she said, with major issues including concern about Russian interference in U.S. elections. “Right now, we think that there is so much at stake that is fundamental to our democracy,” she said. Pelosi repeatedly called for the Senate to take up legislation like Securing America’s Federal Elections Act, which would provide funding to states to protect their electoral systems, and HR1, a Democratic voting rights and ethics package that would make it easier for people to register and vote, tighten election se-

murderers living amongst us.” After having the men in the crowd surround the women and children, 3rd Ward Alderman Brandon Bosley urged those present to push for change and promote personal responsibility. Bosley also noted St. Louis’ spot as the No. 1 city for murders per capita, with 66.1 murders per 100,000 people in 2017, according to the FBI. “We are No. 1, not two, not three, not four, not five,” he said. “That’s nothing to be proud of. We get those numbers with our kids dying. “There might be one person in custody, but we can’t bank on that. Keep your ears open. Keep your eyes open. What you see, you need to say before it gets to a point where we are all out here like today, crying again, feeling this same type of grief that his mother and father are feeling right now.” Robert Patrick of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this story.

curity against cyberattacks and require presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns. The bill would also make Election Day a holiday for federal workers, set up a partial public financing system for U.S. House campaigns and require disclosure of so-called “dark money” contributions. “Big money suffocates the airways,” Pelosi said. McConnell’s refusal take up legislation aimed at electoral reforms is part of Republican “voter suppression at large” and an effort to block action to stop Russian interference in elections, Pelosi said. “We just have to give people confidence that the elections will be legitimate and that their vote will be counted as cast.” Earlier Wednesday, at the convention of Illinois Democrats, Pelosi called McConnell “Moscow Mitch” for not taking up electoral reforms or acting on information from federal law enforcement officials about Russian interference in the 2016 elections. McConnell, Pelosi told the Post-Dispatch, has “abdicated the first responsibility of government” — to protect the integrity of the electoral process. “He’s gone way beyond where he should in protecting the Russians,” Pelosi said.

expansion, but we remain confident St. Louis has made a strong case for a team.” League commissioner Don Garber’s praise of St. Louis has been overflowing lately, especially during the MLS AllStar Game two weeks ago in Orlando, Florida. Garber called the ownership group’s expansion effort “amazing” after the St. Louis group’s presentation to the league’s full board of owners in Orlando. That presentation was a condensed version of the ownership group’s meeting with the league’s expansion committee last month at league headquarters in New York City, which came after Garber and top league officials met with ownership group members in both St. Louis and New York. The St. Louis ownership group, spearheaded by Carolyn Kindle Betz, president of Enterprise Holdings Foundation, and Jim Kavanaugh, CEO of World Wide Technology, presented a plan to the league that included a primarily privately funded downtown stadium and a majority female ownership group. Named “MLS4TheLou,” the ownership group led by Betz, Kavanaugh and other members of Enterprise’s Taylor family revived a previous failed effort to secure an MLS team for St. Louis. The city has a rich soccer tradition that has long been on the radar of MLS, increasingly so after the Rams football team left in 2016. The most recent soccer swing-andmiss came in April 2017. Agroup led then by Kavanaugh, an owner of St. Louis’ United Soccer League team St. Louis FC, and Boston-based investor Paul Edgerley was unable to secure $60 million in public money for a stadium plan through a business-use tax that was rejected by city voters. The Taylor family, citing the area’s soccer tradition and a desire to see MLS help revitalize downtown, then came forward to partner with Kavanaugh, pitching a $250 million stadium that will be largely privately financed. The new ownership group has said it will cover the league’s $200 million expansion fee. Garber, who visited St. Louis in March to meet with the group and potential sponsors, told the Post-Dispatch at an April ownership meeting that the league was entering “exclusive, formal” discussions with St. Louis and Sacramento as it aimed to expand from 27 teams to 30. Sacramento continues to work on an expansion spot. Thanks to the efforts of National Football League team owner David Tepper, Charlotte, North Carolina, has emerged as an expansion challenger. Garber said during the All-Star game festivities that the St. Louis project was advancing rapidly. “Their project is amazing,” Garber told Fox Sports. “It’s a massive downtown stadium project. The Taylor family really is St. Louis.” The St. Louis expansion team is targeting 2022 to start play. Final plans for stadium financing, sponsorship deals and team details, such as team name and colors, have not been revealed.

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estimate the value of what the job-training program lost. “It’s hard to say just how many people this money could have been used to train, to advance them in their careers, to improve their household income, to help employers be more competitive,” Pittman said. “He damaged a lot of parties,” Pittman said, also listing the college, the state and taxpayers. Robison was manager of corporate services for the college’s Workforce Solutions Group at the time of his crimes and disbursed money from a job-training fund. The money was supposed to help train employees for companies seeking to expand in Missouri or to move here. He was hired in 1992 to manage the new training program and was later also put in charge of the retained-jobs program. In 1999, he registered a company, MS Services, and began submitting false documents seeking reimbursement for training that the company had not provided, according to his guilty plea. He then moved the stolen money from the company’s account into his personal account, and then into investment accounts. The college sued Robison in St. Louis County Circuit Court on April 30, alleging he stole $5.4 million, and sought a freeze on his bank accounts. (Later, investigators learned the stolen amount was $7.5 million). At the time, a college official said Robison had been suspended without pay. The college notified authorities after another employee noticed financial irregularities. “We’ve literally been meeting almost every day since this was discovered in April,” Pittman said. Robison, through his lawyer, asserted his Fifth Amendment right against selfincrimination in his response to the suit. Robison pleaded on Wednesday to five counts of wire fraud, five of mail fraud and five money laundering charges. All are felonies. Pittman said the college was “very happy” with the plea. Robison could face roughly six to seven years in prison under federal sentencing guidelines. The college’s lawyer, Christopher Pickett, said the lawsuit would continue.


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DIGEST CLAYTON — Development plan advances: Mayor Michelle Harris and Clayton’s Board of Aldermen voted 5-2 Tuesday to approve a first reading of legislation to sell a city-owned parking lot at 8049 Forsyth Boulevard. The proposal for the site, at the northeast corner of Forsyth and Brentwood boulevards, would allow for a minimum 13-story office building as the first phase of the Forsyth Point project. Aldermen Joanne Boulton and Ira Berkowitz were opposed. A vote on final approval is set for Aug. 27. Janet Watson, interim city manager, has told officials that the city had negotiated an agreement with 8027 Forsyth Acquisitions LLC to be the purchaser and developer of the property, at a price of $2,625,000. The company proposes a building of about 166,000 square feet, which would include a 770-space parking garage and about 13,000 square feet of ground floor retail space,including an arts and entertainment venue. In opposing the plan, Berkowitz said he felt the property is probably worth $6 million to $12 million

today — though Alderman Mark Winings insisted no proposal received by the city was even close to that figure four years ago, and all had requested significant tax abatement — and complained that no appraisal was done for the site. “This corner is a prime piece of real estate in Clayton and would be a perfect place for a residential building,” Berkowitz said, adding that the city’s 2010 master plan suggests residential development near Shaw Park. MAPLEWOOD — Rezoning of house debated: Officials gave preliminary approval Tuesday to the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District’s request to change the zoning on a house it hopes to use for an after-school program. The action came despite some residents urging them to scuttle the plan. The residents say rezoning the house at 2812 Laclede Station Road will further shrink the residential area when better options are available. The school district says the property would be used for 20 additional children in the Early Childhood Center’s Discovery Club,

a program that provides after-school care for young children. Several council members, including Karen Wood and Sandi Phillips, both representing Ward 1, where the center and the house are located, spoke of traffic problems. One resident, Rumi Kato Price, who lives a few houses south of the house in question,called the request“spot zoning” and noted that the school district’s purchases in recent years have included several single-family houses. Price also gave the council a petition signed by 19 residents who live near the center, all objecting to the plan. She urged officials to reject the rezoning proposal. J The City Council unanimously approved two readings of the ordinance. It is expected to approve a final reading when it meets again Sept. 10. The council is on a summer schedule and meets only once in August. ST. LOUIS COUNTY — New park sought: Normandy and Pasadena Hills are hopeful of getting a Municipal Parks Commission grant that would go far toward turning

the site of the old Northeast Ambulance and Fire Protection firehouse to “First Responders Park.” The building is at 7302 Pasadena Boulevard, primarily in Normandy but on the border between the cities. The district, formerly called the Normandy Fire District, serves 16 municipalities and a small unincorporated area. Grant applications for 2019 are due by the end of August. On Tuesday night the Normandy City Council approved the application to be used to buy the Pasadena site and demolish the building. Normandy will qualify for up to $375,000 in grant funding, and Pasadena Hills will file a joint application, for $225,000, although only $375,000 in total is likely for funding in 2019. A second round of grants to develop the park will be sought in 2020, with the help of a newly established First Responders Park Commission, to be appointed by elected officials in both cities. The site is for sale at $205,000. It is expected that Normandy will pay 75% of that.

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A crew with the Metropolitan Sewer District continues to install sections of a new 36-inch sewer pipe on Wednesday at the intersection of Lindell and Union boulevards. Officials with MSD say the project began in late July when a water main ruptured, creating a large hole in the pavement.

Medicaid expansion backers eye petition drive in Missouri BY JACK SUNTRUP

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFFERSON CITY — A political nonprofit that has assisted Medicaid expansion ballot initiatives in four Republican-led states is weighing whether it should target Missouri next year. The Fairness Project, a Washington-based 501(c) (4) nonprofit that does not have to reveal its donors, has contributed $31,022 to the Healthcare for All political action committee since last month, according to the Missouri Ethics Commission. Healthcare for All filed registration paperwork on March 20 to support Medicaid expansion. It had reported no major donations until The Fairness Project wrote a $7,500 check on July 24. The Fairness Project donated an additional $23,522 on Monday. The Fairness Project had also donated $2,495 in March.

Representatives with Healthcare for All and The Fairness Project did not say what the money was for, but both groups said they are testing the possibility of a ballot initiative for next year. Said Jonathan Schleifer, executive director of The Fairness Project: “We are working together with a coalition of Missouri organizations as they explore a potential ballot initiative to expand Medicaid, which would deliver health care for hard working families and bring billions of tax dollars back to the state to create jobs and keep hospitals open.” Sidney Watson, treasurer of Healthcare for All and a law professor at St. Louis University, described the PAC as “an exploratory entity intended to help organizations across the state decide whether we should try to put Medicaid expansion on the ballot in 2020.” She anticipated a decision

by the end of summer. Supporters would need to collect more than 100,000 signatures by next May to place an initiative on the ballot. Colin Diersing, spokesman for The Fairness Project, declined to make a list of donors available,but said the group receives small-dollar donations online as well as foundation grants and large individual donations. The Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West, in California, kick-started the The Fairness Project in 2015 and continues to donate, Diersing said. Under the Affordable Care Act, government-sponsored Medicaid health care coverage was expanded to cover individuals making up to 138% of the federal poverty level — $17,322 for an individual this year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2012 the federal

LORIN CUOCO

Arts, literature advocate dies at 64 BY JANE HENDERSON

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Lorin Cuoco, who long brought attention to St. Louis writers — while also introducing the city to others internationally known — died Aug. 8 (2019) at home in University City after a long illness. She was 64. Her collaborations with William H. Gass included “Literary St. Louis” and Cuoco several other nonfiction books. Passionate about the topic, she once helped organize a tour of literary landmarks.At the time, she told the Post-Dispatch: “It’s a long history here in St. Louis of important literary figures. Our hope is people realize this history and not destroy it.” But she was not just a booster. Of “Literary St. Louis,” she had said, laughing: “Most everyone who left was very happy to have left. That, in general, is what you come away with.” Together, Ms. Cuoco and author Gass founded and ran the International Writers Center at Washington University from 1990 to 2001, bringing world-renowned figures such as David Foster Wallace, Ha Jin and Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill to town for public readings at the campus. “Literature was just in her blood,” said Barry Leibman, a friend. Leibman, a former coowner of Left Bank Books, described Ms. Cuoco as an “excellent poet” who also loved classical music and opera. They met in the late 1970s when she came in his Central West End store to order a book. He recognized her as a radio announcer who had an “incredible voice.” “It was mellifluous,” Leibman said. Although born in San

Antonio, Texas, Lorin Jean Cuoco grew up in Lebanon, Illinois. Her father was in the Air Force,and her mother,an artist, often drew illustrations for a military magazine. Ms. Cuoco left home to attend St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, but during her sophomore year, her mother died. Ms. Cuoco came home to take care of her younger sister and enrolled in Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. (She would later earn a master’s degree from St. John’s, known for its Great Books curriculum.) As a student, she was script supervisor and had a bit part in a 1977 locally produced movie,“Stingray.” Ms. Cuoco, who had one line as a “mean waitress,” met her husband-to-be, the movie’s assistant director, during the production. She and John Fowler married in 1982. After graduating from SIUE with a mass communications degree, Ms. Cuoco took a job with KWMU, where she worked until 1989 at a number of positions, including announcer, arts reporter and operations manager. Her employment was interrupted at one point because she quit when the station stopped running national programming she thought was important, Fowler said: “She would not stand for something she didn’t believe in.” Leibman agreed, saying: “What she did, she believed in. She had integrity about everything she did.” He pointed out that she met Salman Rushdie in Colorado when he was in hiding after Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini declared a fatwa on the British writer. Ms. Cuoco was a founding member of the Rushdie Defense Committee in the U.S. Ms. Cuoco had known WilliamGasswhiletheyboth

served on the board of the River Styx literary organization. When the Washington University professor became director of the International Writers Center, he knew he wanted Ms. Cuoco for his associate director. Later, in a letter of recommendation, he gave her much credit for the center’s success. Gass, who died in 2017, had been a mentor, close friend and collaborator. Ms. Cuoco edited six books with him, including “A Temple of Texts, “The Writer in Politics” and “The Dual Muse: the Writer as Artist, the Artist as Writer.” “She was so close to Bill,” her husband said. She produced Gass’ audiobook version of “The Tunnel,” a 650page novel that he read and recorded himself. “It was a monster project,” Fowler said. In addition to her planning events and bringing in authors, Ms. Cuoco brought the area’s literary community together, in effect, by creating the St. Louis Literary Calendar, drawing attention to poetry readings, open mic nights, contests and other programs. After leaving the writers center (in 2003 it became the Center for the Humanities), Ms. Cuoco spent years helping the St. Louis Poetry Center with publicity and programming. Fowler said she had written two books of poetry herself but never focused on seeking a publisher. Her papers, including correspondence with writers, will go to the Washington University Libraries collection. In addition to her husband, Ms. Cuoco is survived by her father,Leonard Cuoco of Belleville; two sisters, Leslie Missey of Belleville and Rachel Vollmer of St. Louis; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no public services.

government could not force states to expand Medicaid, and 14 states, including Missouri, have refused to expand coverage even as many Republican-led states have moved forward with various expansion programs. Though the federal government initially paid the entire cost of Medicaid expansion, states will be required to pay 10% of the cost starting in 2020. The Fairness Project supported the first Medicaidexpansion-by-ballot initiative in 2017 in Maine. So far, more than 34,000 Maine residents have gained insurance coverage through the program, according to the state’s health department. Last year, The Fairness Project backed successful initiatives in Idaho, Ne-

braska and Utah. “Americans from red states who voted to expand Medicaid became a central part of the health care narrative that defined the 2018 election cycle, setting the stage for even more progress in 2020,” the group says on its website. In Missouri, Watson said, people “want to help more than 200,000 Missourians get health coverage, keep rural hospitals open, and bring billions of our tax dollars home from Washington, D.C.” Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, a Republican, has approved three Medicaid expansion ballot initiatives for signature gathering, though Watson said there has been no organized effort so far to collect signatures.

“Those efforts are still in their early stages,” she said. The Republican-led Legislature has rejected Medicaid expansion for years. Efforts peaked in 2014, when two Republicans proposed an expansion that would require working-age recipients to hold a job. Missouri voters have a history of backing ideas that state Republican leadership has rejected. Last August, voters doused a “right-to-work” law the Legislature approved the year before. In November, voters increased the state’s minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2023, legalized medical marijuana, and approved a redistricting plan that might give Democrats more power in Jefferson City.

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LAW AND ORDER ST. LOUIS — Man jumps to his death: A man stabbed a woman just after midnight Tuesday and then jumped from the sixth floor of an apartment building in the 700 block of North Euclid Avenue near Delmar Boulevard, police said. The man died from the fall and the woman is in critical condition, according to police. The building, in the Fountain Park neighborhood, is the eight-story Roosevelt Towne Apartments at 711 North Euclid, a 154-unit affordable and senior housing building. O’FALLON, MO. — Potential suicide prevented: A 29-year-old man had doused himself with gasoline on Wednesday morning in the Liberty High School parking lot and was threatening to set himself on fire when school staff pinned him to the ground and called police. School administrators were alerted by a nearby resident that a man was walking around campus and “seemed distressed,” according to a letter sent to parents. Principal Edgar Nelson and another staff member found the man near the school’s back parking lot holding a gas can and a lighter and saying he was going to harm himself. Staff members pinned the man to the ground and took the cigarette lighter away from him. O’Fallon police responded to the school at 2275 Sommers Road shortly after 6:30 a.m. The man was taken to a hospital for treatment of skin exposure to chemicals. No school staff member was injured, police said. Wentzville School District staff confirmed that no students witnessed the commotion. The man is from Wright City and has no apparent ties to Liberty High School, police said. Wednesday was the second day of the school year for Liberty High students.

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY — Man indicted in 2017 killing: A man currently in a Missouri prison was indicted Wednesday on charges of killing a man on Dec. 3, 2017, in Wellston. Steven Edward Combs, 41, was shot and killed while washing his car in the 6200 block of Bartmer Avenue. Authorities said the incident was captured on nearby surveillance cameras as the gunman, dressed in black, casually walked up and opened fire. On Wednesday, a St. Louis County grand jury indicted Deantaye Long, 20, formerly of the 8800 block of Chisholm Court, on one count of first-degree murder and one count of armed criminal action. Authorities said Combs did not know Long. Long is serving a prison sentence for unrelated charges. Investigators had taken Long into custody on Dec. 17, 2017, but had to release him for lack of probable cause. As 2019 began, newly elected Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell reopened the case and gave investigators the support they needed, said Maj. Ron Martin, assistant chief of the North County Police Cooperative. “Our hope is the indictment of Deantaye Long will bring closure to the family and friends of Mr. Combs,” Martin said. ST. LOUIS — Bank robber sought: Police are looking for a suspect in a bank robbery Aug. 8 in south St. Louis. The man, described as in his 20s to 30s and wearing a white T-shirt, black shorts and glasses, is suspected of holding up the BMO Harris Bank at Kingshighway Boulevard and Chippewa Street around 4 p.m. Aug. 8. The man said he had a gun and demanded money. After taking money from a drawer, the man ran out. No one was injured. To remain anonymous

and be eligible for a potential reward, call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477. ST. CLAIR COUNTY — Three killed this month: A woman and two men have been killed so far in August in East St. Louis and Washington Park, according to Illinois State Police. State police are assisting East St. Louis police and Washington Park police with their homicide investigations. Domonick White, 34, died of a gunshot wound at the Samuel Gompers Homes on Aug. 3 in broad daylight. Police were called to the scene at 4:34 p.m. On Aug. 7, police responded to the area of North 58th Street and Avon Avenue in Washington Park and found Alvin Williams, 33, suffering from a gunshot wound. Police said someone was seen fleeing the scene on foot, but it is unknown what led up to the shooting. Williams died of his injuries. Most recently, Keisha Tolson, 29, was found shot in her vehicle in East St. Louis on Sunday. Police had responded to a call about a vehicle off the roadway in the area of North 15th Street and Ohio Avenue. Tolson’s car engine was still running when police arrived. Illinois State Police officials said they don’t believe any of the recent homicides are related to three previous killings of women in the Washington Park and East St. Louis area. ST. LOUIS — Homicide victim identified: Police have identified a man who was killed Friday night in the 1800 block of Murphy Park Drive. The victim is Jose Luis Calles, 27, who lived on that block. Police responded to a shooting call and found Calles deceased with multiple wounds. A second man was wounded and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Homicide detectives are investigating.

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SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco school board voted late Tuesday to preserve but cover up a public high school mural depicting slavery and the killing of a Native American. After a public outcry, the board voted 4-3 to reverse its June vote to paint over the “Life of Washington” mural at George Washington High School. Instead, staff were directed to work out alternatives to cover the mural with panels or other materials depicting “the heroism of people of color in America” and their fight against racism and poverty, said board President Stevon Cook, who made the proposal. “We are not going to paint over public art,” he said. “We’re going to find another way to keep it from public view.”

The cover-up will require an environmental review and the mural will remain on display at least until then. While the panels might conceivably be removable, some board members indicated that the intention was to keep the mural from view. The school district said the mural would be digitized so that art historians could see it, but that it would not be on public view on campus. The cost is expected to run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The 1936 work is painted directly on the school walls. It depicts the life of George Washington. Sections of the 1,600-squarefoot work were intended to show the darker side of that history: white settlers standing over the body of a Native American and slaves working at Wash-

ington’s estate. Opponents called the mural racist and offensive. “I am a great granddaughter of a slave. I don’t need a mural in my school or office to tell me I’m a slave,” said teacher Virginia Marshall, KTVU-TV reported. But supporters said destroying the mural would be historical and artistic censorship. “I hope that this board would leave that mural alone. It tells the whole truth about Mr. Washington’s being complicit in the slave trade,” said the Rev. Amos Brown, president of the San Francisco branch of the NAACP. “Art has to make us feel uncomfortable,” actor Danny Glover, a Washington High graduate, told reporters before the meeting. “That’s what art does.”

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BUSINESS DIGEST the transmissions, which can lurch into gear or feel like they are slipping. The latest move covers 2014 through 2016 model year Focuses built before Nov. 5, 2015, as well as 2014 and 2015 Fiestas built before Oct. 15, 2014. It extends clutch warranties to seven years or 100,000 miles, while the warranty on the transmission control computer goes to 10 years or 150,000 miles. Ford also will reimburse customers in this group who paid for clutch repairs out of their own pockets, and it’s giving owners of older Focuses and Fiestas another chance to get a free transmission software update. The extension, coupled with previous Ford actions, means that all Focuses and Fiestas built before the second half of 2015 will get the extended warranties. The company says fixes were made at the factory for cars built after that time.

FCC chairman circulates order to approve Sprint, T-Mobile tie-up: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday circulated a draft order that would grant approval to the $26 billion tie-up of T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp. The order must still be approved by two of the other four FCC commissioners. The U.S. Justice Department approved the merger last month but the deal still faces a court challenge from 16 state attorneys general. In May, Pai came out in favor of the deal after the companies offered concessions, including selling Sprint’s Boost Mobile prepaid cell service. The third- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless companies have agreed to divest Sprint’s prepaid businesses to satellite television company Dish Network Corp. to create a fourth U.S. wireless carrier. Critics, including some state attorneys general, say competition will not increase and prices for mobile phone plans will rise.

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Associated Press

Macy’s lowered its annual earnings guidance after the department store struggled with a big earnings miss during the second quarter as it was forced to slash prices on unsold merchandise. The department store said Wednesday a combination of factors including a fashion miss, slow sell-through of warm weather clothing and an accelerating decline in international tourism led to rising inventory levels. Macy’s also raised another red flag: Shoppers don’t have an appetite for higher prices in a ballooning U.S. trade war with China. Macy’s was forced to raise prices on some luggage, housewares and furniture to offset the costs of a 25% tariff implemented in May on those types of goods. Retailers are bracing for a 10% tariff targeting items like toys, clothing and shoes that had been

Feds: Capital One suspect may have hacked 30-plus companies: Federal prosecutors say a woman charged in a massive data breach at Capital One may have hacked more than 30 other organizations. Paige Thompson, of Seattle, was arrested last month after the FBI said she obtained personal information from more than 100 million Capital One credit applications. There is no evidence the data was sold or distributed to others. In a memorandum filed ahead of a court hearing Thursday, the U.S. attorney’s office in Seattle said servers found in Thompson’s bedroom contained data stolen from more than 30 unnamed companies, educational institutions and other entities. Prosecutors said much of that data did not appear to contain personal identifying information. Investigators are still working to identify the affected organizations. Thompson’s attorney did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment Wednesday.

Avenue Stores closing all 222 locations: Avenue Stores, a plus-size clothing retailer, is closing all of its 222 stores in 33 states, including stores in Ballwin and Florissant. The Florissant-area store, at 11232 West Florissant Avenue, and the Ballwin store, at 15299 Manchester Road, are the chain’s only Missouri locations. All stores are holding liquidation sales with price reductions ranging between 30% and 50%, according to a statement released Wednesday by a joint venture between Gordon Bros. and Hilco Merchant Resources, which is handling the sales. Avenue Stores was founded as Sizes Unlimited in 1983. Ford extends transmission warranty for 560,000 Fiestas, Focuses: Ford is extending the warranties on about 560,000 small cars in the U.S. and Canada to cover a litany of problems with a troubled six-speed automatic transmission. The company has faced a string of lawsuits and complaints about

scheduled for September. Some of those items have now been delayed until December. Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette told analysts during an earnings call that the retailer will not be increasing prices as a result of the 10% tariffs. But he said the company will have to work hard with its vendor partners to offset costs if President Donald Trump goes ahead with his threat to ratchet the tariffs up to 25% in the event China won’t agree to a trade deal. Macy’s has been expanding its store labels and opening more off-price Backstage stores. It’s rolled out technology that allows customers to skip the line at the register. The company is also launching new concepts to appeal to those who like to rent or buy secondhand clothes. Macy’s said it formed a partnership with resale site ThredUp to open 40 shops in its stores. Meanwhile, its upscale sister Bloomingdale’s became the

latest retailer to launch a rental service. Macy’s also has been closing stores and shrinking management. In February, the department store announced a multiyear restructuring program that culls its management ranks in the hopes of making the company more nimble. Macy’s reported second-quarter profit of $86 million, or 28 cents per share. That’s far from the per share earnings of 45 cents that Wall Street was looking for, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research. Revenue of $5.55 billion also fell short. The company now expects earnings per share for the current year to be $2.85 to $3.05, down from its original forecast of $3.05 to $3.25 per shares. Analysts were expecting $3.05 per share. Shares fell more than 13%, or $2.56 a share, closing Wednesday at $16.80.

Inclined sleepers linked to baby deaths will be focus of House investigation BY TODD C. FRANKEL

Washington Post

The House Oversight Committee is launching an investigation into infant inclined sleepers, the popular bassinet-like products reportedly tied to several baby deaths and the subject of a major recall earlier this year. Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., said in a statement this week that the Committee on Oversight and Reform was seeking a range of documents from infant-product manufacturers and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, among others, about how the product was developed and marketed.

From staff and wire reports

Kids II, also recalled its inclined sleeper after it was associated with five deaths. Fisher-Price invented the inclined sleeper category based on faulty beliefs about infant sleep and without medical safety testing or input from a pediatrician, and the company and regulators allowed the product to be sold despite questions about its safety. The American Academy of Pediatrics has opposed inclined sleepers for several years, saying babies should sleep on their backs on flat surfaces. Bills introduced in the House and Senate would ban all infant sleeping devices with an incline of greater than 10 degrees.

Millions of inclined sleepers were sold over the last decade, and many parents swore by the product’s ability to get newborns to sleep. The product differs from traditional cribs by allowing babies to sleep at an angle of about 30 degrees. But in April, Fisher-Price, the product’s largest manufacturer, issued a recall in conjunction with the product safety commission for 4.7 million units of its Rock ‘n Play inclined sleeper after it was associated with more than 30 infant deaths. The commission said the deaths occurred when babies turned over while unrestrained or “under other circumstances.” Another company,

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by a left-wing opponent. Whether the events presage an economic calamity or just an alarming spasm are unclear. But unlike during the Great Recession, global leaders are not working in unison to confront mounting problems and arrest the slowdown. Instead, they are increasingly at each other’s throats. President Donald Trump has responded by both claiming the economy is still thriving while dramatically ramping up his attacks on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, seeking to deflect blame. Wednesday’s sharp selloff was caused by an unusual development in the bond market, called an “inverted yield curve,” that often foreshadows a recession. For the first time since the runup to the Great Recession, the yields — or returns — on twoyear Treasury bonds eclipsed those of 10-year bonds. Normally, the government needs to pay out higher rates to attract investors for its long-term bonds. But with so many losing confidence in the near-term prospects of the economy and rushing to buy longerterm bonds, the U.S. government now is paying more to attract buyers to its two-year bond than its 10-year note. This phenomenon, which suggests investor faith in the economy is faltering, has preceded every recession in the past 50 years. “The stars are aligned across the curve that the economy is headed for a big fall,” said Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at MUFG Union Bank. “The yield curves are all crying timber that a recession is almost a reality, and investors are tripping over them-

RICHARD DREW, ASSOCIATED PRESS

From left, specialists Glenn Carell, John O’Hara and Robert Nelson gather at a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 800 points amid warning signs of a possible recession. selves to get out of the way.” It’s the latest in a string of worrisome news about the U.S. economy. The government is expected to spend roughly $1 trillion more than it brings in through revenue this year, adding to a ballooning deficit. Business investment has begun to contract — largely due to the uncertainty surrounding Trump’s trade war — and manufacturing hiring has receded. The big hiring and investment announcements that piled up at the beginning of the Trump administration have ceased, as have the announcements of bonuses and pay increases that came after a tax cut law was passed in 2017. Several White House officials have become concerned that the economy is weakening faster than expected, but they are not working on proactive plans to try and change its course. The Treasury Department has had an exodus of senior advisers in recent months, and the White House just announced a replacement for its

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chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. Instead of rolling out new policies, Trump and other top aides have escalated their attacks on the Federal Reserve, trying to pin much of the U.S.’s problems on what Trump alleges is elevated interest rates that are strangling growth. In a series of Twitter posts on Wednesday, Trump appeared to try and calm investors while also unloading vicious language aimed at Powell, whom he nominated in late 2017. “China is not our problem, though Hong Kong is not helping,” Trump wrote. “Our problem is with the Fed. Raised too much & too fast. Now too slow to cut... Spread is way too much as other countries say THANK YOU to clueless Jay Powell and the Federal Reserve. Germany, and many others, are playing the game! CRAZY INVERTED YIELD CURVE! We should easily be reaping big Rewards & Gains, but the Fed is

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holding us back. We will Win!” The Twitter posts reflected a growing anxiety within the White House about problems in the economy, which many advisers believe will determine whether the president wins reelection. A few hours earlier, Trump offered a contradictory assessment, saying the inverted yield curve was a good sign because there were “Tremendous amounts of money pouring into the United States. People want safety!” In the past, Democrats and Republicans in control of the White House have scrambled when there were signs of an economic downturn, worried about the political fallout. They met and often consulted with Congress about ways to protect the economy or advance some kind of economic stimulus, either through tax cuts or spending increases. But the Trump administration has already cut taxes and boosted spending, and there appears to be little political appetite to do more of either this year or next. White House officials have discussed a plan to make changes to the way capital gains taxes are levied, but that would only impact certain investors and has already faced criticism from Democrats as being a boon to the rich. Complicating matters, a number of investors and foreign leaders have blamed Trump’s trade war for causing the contraction in business investment and forcing companies to pull back, an accusation that has caught White House advisers off guard. The U.S. economy has shown signs of weakening in recent months, but high levels of consumer spending in the United States have helped enormously. Still, the escalating trade war between Trump and Chinese leaders has stopped many businesses

from investing. And there are signs that the large tariffs he has placed on many Chinese imports is costing U.S. businesses and consumers billions of dollars. In a rare admission of the economic consequences of his adversarial trade approach, Trump on Tuesday announced he was delaying many of the tariffs he had promised on cellphones and laptop computers until Dec. 15. That announcement brought the stock market up sharply higher on Tuesday, but all of those gains evaporated in minutes Wednesday amid fears about the inverted yield curve. The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, a broader measure of stocks, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite index both sank about 3%, matching the losses experienced by the Dow. Nearly all market sectors were in the red Wednesday, with energy, consumer staples and financial services leading the way. Darkening skies overseas gave investors more to worry about. New data indicated Germany was slipping into recession with the country’s economy shrinking 0.1% between April and June. If it experienced another contraction during this quarter, Germany officially would meet the definition of a recession. Officials blamed the drop-off on the U.S.-China trade war and the looming threat of a hard Brexit by the U.K. “The big concern is around trade,” said Dan Ivascyn, group chief investment officer at Pimco. “The longer we remain in limbo, the more damage to the global economy. You already have a fragile global economy, and with this trade tension you are beginning to see people shift into safer assets with almost complete disregard for what they are earning on those assets.”

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6 officers shot in standoff in Philadelphia neighborhood BY ROBERT MORAN

The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Six police officers were shot in a confrontation with at least one gunman Wednesday afternoon in the Tioga section of North Philadelphia, and after nightfall two officers emerged after being trapped for hours in the house where the shootout first erupted in late afternoon. Aroundmidevening,Police Commissioner Richard Ross said a man inside the house

in the 3700 block of North 15th Street was still firing out windows, striking a SWAT vehicle and homes across the street. At a news conference outside Temple University Hospital, where some of the injured officers were taken, Ross, wearing a ballistic vest, saidhehadpersonallytriedto talk to the shooter in an effort to negotiate a surrender. He said the man had picked up the phone but had not verbally responded.

“Hecanendthispeacefully now,” Ross said. Shortly before 9:25 p.m. EST, the officers safely left the house. “Update: 2 PPD Officers who were in house with shooter have been safely evacuated by PPD SWAT. Suspect is still armed and insidehouse.Continuetoavoid the area,” a police spokesman tweeted at 9:36 p.m. Thestandoffwiththegunman continued. The White House and

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf were briefed on the unfolding situation. Narcotics officers were attempting to serve an arrest warrant at the house when shots were fired. The two NarcoticsStrikeForcebicycle officers who were evacuated had beenpinneddownonthe second floor with three other peoplewhowerehandcuffed, police said. The officers had said earlier that they were at risk of getting shot because the suspect on the first floor

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had eight officers at the front door ready to rush in. Instead, top brass ordered officers to maintain safe positions out of the line of fire. “Male shooting out the back!Everyonestayput!”another commander declared a short time later. Then came an excited announcement a minute later: “That male has a long gun! That male has a long gun!” Shots continued to be fired from the house. Just before 5:14 p.m., a dispatcher reported that there might be a second male shooter inside. Earlier, police said a suspect inside the house was livestreaming on Facebook. Police had been attempting to communicate with the gunman through a loudspeaker as residents were being evacuated from nearby streets. A daycare center near the shooting scene was under lockdown until around 7:10 p.m. when police said they were escorting 58 children and adults from the location. Police officers carried babies and mothers comforted shaken children as the daycare was evacuated. “We had to stay calm and collected and get the children calm,” one staffer said. Police set up two city buses to hold children whose parents hadn’t yet arrived to pick them up. Other parents rushed frantically down the block,asking after their children at the bus doors. “I’m just happy I got my daughter,” said Shere Calhoun,smoothingher8-yearold’s hair. “I didn’t want her to be a victim.” “Calm down, calm down,” an officer called to another parent running down the block. “The kids are safe.” Earlier in the day, Temple University issued a lockdown for its nearby health and science campus,which includes the hospital. “Lockdown is in effect on Health Sciences Center Campus.Seek shelter.Secure doors. Be silent. Be still. Police are responding,” Temple advised to staff and students. It was lifted after 7 p.m.

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Violating the public’s trust Justice system survives on faith that court’s officers won’t tolerate abuses.

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wo St. Louis ex-prosecutors who knew about a police officer’s brutal abuse of a handcuffed detainee and helped cover it up got their comeuppance Tuesday at the hands of the Missouri Supreme Court. Former prosecutors Katherine Anne Dierdorf and Ambry Schuessler have had their law licenses suspended, which means they cannot work as lawyers in the state after violating the fundamental tenets of their profession. The indefinite suspensions allow them to apply for reinstatement — Schuessler after two years and Dierdorf after three — but there’s no guarantee that they’ll ever be allowed to argue a case in a Missouri court again. The state’s highest court doesn’t impose such penalties lightly, which underscores the seriousness of their offenses. Schuessler and Dierdorf were serving as assistant St. Louis circuit attorneys in 2014 when police Detective Thomas A. Carroll called the prosecutors’ office to say his daughter’s car had been broken into and her credit card stolen. A suspect, Michael Waller, was caught with the credit card later that night and arrested. Dierdorf became aware hours later that Carroll had beaten the suspect while he was handcuffed. On a speakerphone, Carroll recounted for Schuessler and another assistant circuit attorney, Bliss Barber Worrell, having punched the suspect in the face, kicked him, hit him in the back with a chair and stuck a gun in his mouth. Schuessler later offered a racist, homophobic joke about the abuse. Neither prosecutor immediately reported it to their supervisors. Worrell

compounded the injustice by filing a felony charge of fleeing custody against the suspect, which both Dierdorf and Schuessler knew to be false. They concealed Schuessler what they knew. Carroll was convicted in federal court and now is serving a 52-month prison sentence. Worrell was disbarred and sentenced to 18 months’ probation. Dierdorf What occurred wasn’t just a massive civil rights violation but also a massive failure of a system of checks and balances designed specifically to ensure that such abuses don’t occur. Instead, they served to enable and encourage injustice. The only reason Schuessler received a shorter term before she can apply for reinstatement is that she belatedly helped expose what had occurred. Far too many times in St. Louis, officers have abused their authority by administering their own forms of punishment, as if their suspects had no presumption of innocence and no right to trial. The pattern is disturbing, having not just occurred in 2014 but also in 2017 during protests after the not-guilty verdict in Officer Jason Stockley’s murder trial. The Supreme Court’s decision might help heal still-open wounds and restore some of the public’s lost faith in those sworn to enforce and uphold the law. The vast majority of officers and prosecutors have worked hard to earn the public’s trust. These punishments should remind them how fragile and easily broken that trust can be.

Tired and poor? Leave! Ignoring America’s migrant legacy, administration yanks away the welcome mat.

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o government in the world has America’s proud history of having openly welcomed the poor and downtrodden to its shores. Inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, the most prominent symbol of immigration’s contribution to American greatness, are the very words of poet Emma Lazarus that advertise this safe haven: “Give me your tired, your poor Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” Now the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Ken Cuccinelli, proposes a slight editing change to slam that golden door shut: “Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge.” Speaking on National Public Radio Tuesday, Cuccinelli was trying to justify a new Trump administration “public charge” rule that threatens to cancel any consideration of legal residency to immigrants if they have low incomes or little education and contemplate accessing aid programs such as Medicaid, food stamps or housing vouchers. America’s welcome mat is only for those who can demonstrate that they won’t need government help in the future, Cuccinelli says. But those who uproot themselves under duress to make a home in any new country typically arrive with little or nothing to their names. We know of one man who escaped a Middle Eastern war with his family and arrived in the United States with only $185 to his name. Yes, he needed some temporary assistance upon arrival here, but today he is a millionaire. Another crossed the southern border from Mexico nearly penniless and worked illegally as a waiter and cook in Texas. Today he and his family — now citizens — own three high-end restaurants. The nation’s history is rife with

yOUR VIEWS • LETTERS FROM OUR READERS access to federal regulators. One Republican senator, Joni Ernst of Iowa, did call the president’s remarks “over the line.” Good for her. Now let’s hear from the chorus of others who have the moral authority. What are they saving it for? Dan and Anita Sullivan • Glendale

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A young woman cries while standing outside the Koch Foods Inc. plant as U.S. immigration officials raid the plant in Morton, Miss., Aug. 7.

Shame on us for allowing poor treatment of immigrants The immigration raids in Mississippi this month were huge. As usual, it terrorized the poor and vulnerable. It’s a lie that these immigrants take jobs from Americans. The people are hired by well-off owners of slaughterhouses, landscaping companies and other businesses who cannot find workers for the few bucks that they are willing to pay and without benefits. Americans will not take those jobs. The owners of these businesses get by with a slap on the wrist. Those who are rounded up are terrorized and often are separated from their children. Is this what we want for our country? Most of us have ancestors who came here illegally but worked hard and prospered. Many of these immigrants are fleeing poverty and even death. These are the kind of people we want as citizens. I have stopped blaming President Donald Trump exclusively for this. I blame the American people for allowing it to continue. Do we have to wait for an election? Will this be our legacy as a country? Give me your tired and your poor? Sure. Bill Griffith • Shrewsbury

Religious leaders look past clear displays of racism

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examples of newly arrived immigrants who transformed their poverty into stories of success. The founding publisher of this newspaper, Joseph Pulitzer, was one such person. He arrived in St. Louis nearly penniless aboard a rail freight car and survived by selling his sole possession, a white handkerchief, for 75 cents. President Donald Trump’s own grandfather arrived in this country so sickly he was feared unfit for manual labor. Under this administration’s new rules, Frederick Trump probably would not have qualified for the legal permanent residency and ultimate citizenship that paved the way for his grandson’s financial and political success. Arriving on these shores with minimal means of support is not, to paraphrase investment-house disclaimers, an indication of future performance. But in Donald Trump’s America, only the already successful need apply. That’s not just a sad statement on his callous disregard of his own heritage, it underscores how little history Trump has bothered to study about the immigrant stories of triumph over adversity that made this country great.

I am saddened by President Donald Trump’s belligerent rhetoric toward Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. The Rev. Robert Jeffress, a Southern Baptist minister in Dallas, said in defense of Trump, “He judges people on whether they support him. If you embrace him, he’ll embrace you. If you attack him, he’ll attack you.” Jeffress went on to call this the “definition” of colorblindness, but his comments look more like the definition of blindness to the evidence of sin. If Jeffress and other religious-right leaders want to stand up for Trump and his White House, so be it. They will be little more than modern-day false prophets of the court. But those who want to be true to their faith will seek repentance for their sins and those of this nation, its president and its leaders, with emphasis on the sin of racism. They should uplift those who suffer from oppression, poverty and hunger, and serve all people with humility, love and respect, regardless of their race, place of origin, gender and orientation. Michael Hoy • St. Louis County

It’s time for civic, moral leaders to call out racism A July 17 Post-Dispatch editorial, “Love it or Leave It,” asks where is the moral outrage from Republican leaders in Congress over the president’s racist remarks. However, where is the moral outrage from presidents of universities, heads of religions, media networks, national charities, professional associations in medicine, law and other areas? Where are the role models of our youth in sports, music, fashion, literature? Have they given up, worn down trying to change this bullying president’s behavior? Cynics would suggest many of these people fear the loss of federal grants and

Comparisons to concentration camps are inappropriate Regarding Sarah Peyton’s July 11 letter, “Lawmakers need to do the right thing concerning border”: It is disappointing to see the Post-Dispatch print a letter with the type of divisive hyperbole that media outlets like Fox News, CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post use regularly. It’s not surprising, though, as the Post-Dispatch is guilty of this as well. The writer refers to the border camps as concentration camps. The implied comparison of the facilities for the refugees on the border to concentration camps disrespects those murdered by the Nazi regime. The writer and the Post-Dispatch should apologize to survivors of actual concentration camps and to people persecuted by the Nazis. Many of these groups are still persecuted even in the U.S. This includes but is not limited to Jews, Roma, homosexuals and political dissidents. Where are your standards? Tim O’Brien • St. Charles

Prioritize stories about Congress’ asylum failures Why has the Post-Dispatch had front-page stories about people traveling to the border to enter illegally? Why tell the story of poor living conditions of the illegal immigrants who have been detained by the border authorities? Why not write a story about the failure of Congress to change the law that has led to the situation at the border? Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggests support as these people come across the border but criticizes the suggestion that these people should be housed in her region. The asylum law needs to be changed to prevent hordes of people from traveling a dangerous path to get here and then creating a crisis at the border. How many of these people do you want to support? Many have no skills might be dependent on the government for help. Pelosi doesn’t support moving them to her district. So the question is again: How many millions do you want to support? Len Poli • Cedar Hill

Follow Lincoln’s example in helping people in need “With malice toward none, with charity for all.” Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address was aimed at binding up the nation’s wounds. He took great care to assign no blame or claim any special divine authority for the North’s victory over slavery. Alternately, as elite, affluent, partisan mega-donors assembled in front of the Lincoln Memorial on July 4, they heard their leader proclaim, over the roar of military jet aircraft overhead, how our nation’s might makes right. I believe most of us can agree that our nation needs an updated, clearly defined immigration policy. Until then, our nation has policies in place that allow refugees to request asylum. These requests should be honored and promptly adjudicated. Cruelty, humiliation, family separation and deprivation should not be our tools for stemming the flow of the desperate. John T. O’Connor • Columbia, Mo. Read more letters online at STLtoday.com/letters

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LITTLE MAN AND SUPER-BRAIN • Since man has been unable to think for himself very successfully — as witness the state of the world today — Harvard has been presented with a 35-ton super-brain. This machine can figure out the answer to virtually any known problem in applied mathematics and appears destined for a career in the postwar world which fairly staggers the imagination. Access the full item at stltoday.com/opinion

Hatred toward Hispanics just makes us stronger Trump administration wants to make immigrants, even documented ones, afraid. ESTHER CEPEDA

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BY ESTHER CEPEDA

The massive immigrationreform marches of 2006 started as a response to, among many other things, pending legislation that would have made unlawfully present immigrants into felons. The marches helped squash the legislation, which was known as the Border Protection, Anti-terrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005. But the rallies also had a lasting impact on our country by marking the beginning of a move toward bringing unlawfully present immigrants out of the shadows and into the spotlight to take a well-deserved bow. These are your neighbors, the people who cheaply cut your lawn, help you take care of your elderly, prepare your food from farm to table and clean your homes and offices. After the 2006 marches,

unlawfully present immigrants began to “come out,” echoing the phrase that LGBTQ people use when disclosing their sexual identity to others. “In the last few years, many immigrants, particularly those who were brought to the United States illegally when they were very young, have invoked the narrative of ‘coming out.’ Specifically, they have publicly ‘outed’ themselves by disclosing their unauthorized immigration status despite the threat of deportation laws,” wrote University of California at Davis law professor Rose C. Villazor in “The Undocumented Closet,” an article published in the University of North Carolina’s Law Review in 2013. “In so doing, they have revealed their own closet — ‘the undocumented closet’ — in which they have been forced to hide their identity as ‘undocumented Americans.’ Notably, by choosing to become visible, these undocumented Americans are slowly yet powerfully reforming immigration policy by demanding that they are recognized as lawful members of the

American polity.” Most people will remember a period of time when young, unlawfully present immigrants were making headlines by being publicly “undocumented and unafraid.” And then some of their parents started being open about their illegal status. That really stuck in the craw of people like President Donald Trump and his immigration advisers — official ones like Stephen Miller and Steve Bannon and unofficial ones like Kris Kobach — who have made demonizing immigrants the cornerstone of Trump’s election and reelection campaigns. Trump popularized making America “great again” — an idea that seemed to rest on the belief that immigrants, regardless of whether they are legally or unlawfully present, are what made America not great. Cue the rash of white Americans getting caught on tape attempting to shame non-whites for speaking languages other than English out in public, or physically harming non-whites seemingly for just being themselves. The shooter who killed 22 people at an El Paso Walmart in early August freely admitted he was targeting Mexicans. Not “illegal immigrants,” but

what he and Trump’s followers consider a “Hispanic invasion.” Hispanic — as in legal immigrants and naturalized citizens from Latin America and U.S. born citizens from parents with ties to Latin America. Though the shooter said in his manifesto that his views on immigration pre-dated Trump’s run for president, it hardly matters. Trump’s hard-charging campaign to keep immigrants away from the U.S. and make those strident “undocumented and unafraid” people scared is no secret. Now that every brownskinned immigrant and U.S.born-Latino feels they are a target, Trump is moving on to terrorizing those who got into the U.S. “the right way.” This week, the White House announced new standards for obtaining a green card, and thus U.S. citizenship, increasing the scrutiny of applicants’ finances to ensure they are not likely to someday use taxpayer-funded benefits like Medicaid, housing assistance or food stamps. These measures are expected to weed out low-income immigrants of color who Trump and his followers consider to be undesirable. Starting last fall, when the

idea of tightening the standards for which immigrants might eventually become a “public charge” was floated by the administration, the effects have been chilling. There are reports that immigrants are forgoing their U.S.-born children’s food assistance and medical benefits for fear that if they used them, it could threaten their ability to eventually obtain a green card. It’s all a part of a master plan to make immigrants, even those who are documented, afraid. But there are a lot of U.S.-born Latinos who aren’t buying into this noise. Many of us recognize there is a target on our backs. But some of us are happy to say — to Trump and to anyone who feels they need to rid the country of Hispanics — come at us. Everything that happens to vilify and frighten Latinos in this country only serves to make us more willing to call our legislators, to register voters and canvas neighborhoods to get out the vote. In other words, their hatred makes us stronger. Esther Cepeda estherjcepeda@washpost.com @estherjcepeda Copyright The Washington Post

Still a lot of work to be done five years later Ferguson’s leaders have been sluggish in their embrace of much-needed reforms. BY KATURAH TOPPS AND MILDRED CLINES

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The Manhattan Correctional Center in New York, where financier Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.

A new age of paranoia Conspiracy theories about Epstein’s death exploded in a matter of hours. JONAH GOLDBERG

National Review Online

Anyone who’s watched a courtroom TV drama has heard the phrase “Hard cases make bad law.” It’s a legal maxim that says really extreme — i.e., rare or weird — cases are not only hard to generalize from, they’re also a bad foundation for new legislation or policy. This also happens to be a good rule of thumb in life. Imagine if you judged all people of a certain race, sex or occupation based upon the strangest anecdote you have about someone who fits a particular category. Not every male in the Sunshine State is like “Florida Man.” Which brings us to another Florida Man, Jeffrey Epstein, the admitted sex offender and high-society billionaire who apparently committed suicide in federal detention over the weekend, despite having earlier been on suicide watch. A former friend and party bro of Bill Clinton and Donald Trump alike — and more recently the highest-profile federal prisoner in America — Epstein blurred the lines between a character in “Eyes Wide Shut” (Stanley Kubrick’s awful movie about a one-percenter sex cult that runs the world) and a James Bond villain who wanted to “seed” humanity with his DNA. Epstein used his money and connections to get a sweetheart deal in Florida to evade serious punishment for soliciting prostitution from underage girls. A decade later, after the nature of the deal was exposed, a federal prosecutor in New York decided to prosecute him there. By definition, this is a hard case to generalize from. Most rich people don’t live this way, never mind die this way. In response to the news of Epstein’s death, conspiracy

theories exploded across social media on Saturday. The hashtags “TrumpBodyCount” and “ClintonBodyCount” trended nationally, the former in no small part because President Trump himself retweeted the Clinton body count hashtag. And while it was deeply irresponsible of the president to do that (and for Republicans to defend it), it’s hard to blame everyone else because, damn, this is a weird story. Even Attorney General William Barr was flabbergasted by the news. “Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered,” Barr said in a statement announcing an investigation. Barr made the right call, but this story could not come at a worse time. America has always had a bipartisan taste for conspiracy theories, because humans are wired to selectively connect dots that fit a preconceived narrative. Every society has its own pet notions of secret cabals and mysterious plots. If anything, the United States is less prone to such things because conspiracy theories thrive in undemocratic cultures where rulers are unaccountable and probably are scheming behind the scenes. The rule of law, elections and a robust free press are great antidotes to such thinking. That’s why in the U.S., conspiracy theories have historically thrived among groups that feel locked out, whether it’s Jim Crow-era African Americans or 19th century white farmers during the Know-Nothing era who believed the “Pope in Rome” was plotting against them. What makes this moment so different — and dangerous — is that elites who presumably know better, or should know better, have become increasingly paranoid as well. It’s normal for the party out of power to dabble in

conspiratorial thinking. Partisanship and perceived powerlessness fuel the desire to see your opponents in the worst light. The “Clinton body count” stuff started on the right under Bill Clinton. Under George W. Bush, 9/11 “Trutherism” ran rampant. Under Barack Obama, “Birtherism” spread like a cancer. But the trend has metastasized recently. No doubt there are many causes. Cratering faith in institutions, especially the media, is kindling for the fires of paranoia. Social media prioritize the sensational over the factual and give outsized voice to those who claim to know what’s “really” going on. The growth of bureaucratic and unaccountable government and the rent-seeking of the financially powerful — at home and internationally — have turned “globalists” into the malefactors of 21st century knownothingism. Then there’s Trump. He rose to political prominence on the back of a conspiracy theory and exploited several others to rally his troops. His detractors resort to other conspiracy theories (mass voter suppression, Russia, etc.) to explain his 2016 Electoral College victory, and he invokes one (millions of illegal voters) to explain his failure to win the popular vote. Trump’s coalition is a big tent where people with tinfoil hats get to belly up to the Kool-Aid punch bowl, proudly wearing their QAnon, Pizzagate, antiDeep State name tags That’s what’s so awful about the Epstein story, however the facts pan out. It lends validation — perhaps not factual, but certainly psychological — to the craziest voices and will make it harder, for years to come, to argue against the new paranoia. Jonah Goldberg is an editor-at-large of National Review Online and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. You can write to him in care of this newspaper or by email at JonahsColumn@aol.com.

Five years ago, a Ferguson police officer killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, and the nation turned its attention to the deeply entrenched racism that infected the Ferguson Police Department, municipal courts and city management. Though Brown’s death was one of many injustices the Ferguson community experienced at the hands of police, Ferguson police’s callous disregard for Brown — leaving his lifeless body lying in the sun for hours — ignited a spark in the community. So, while juggling full-time jobs and battling the Ferguson Police Department’s war-like resistance, Ferguson community members wiped their tears and got to work, becoming a powerful force for demanding change. Residents, many of whom were previously strangers, united to diversify the City Council and police, help create the Neighborhood Policing and Steering Committee and the Civilian Review Board task force, and more. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. proudly stood shoulder-to-shoulder with residents as they pushed for an investigation into the Ferguson police, and demanded implementation of a federal consent decree after the investigation revealed rampant racially biased policing. They used that very consent decree to push the Department of Justice and city to dismiss more than 44,000 pre-2014 court cases stemming from the Ferguson police’s racially targeted practices, and make the police draft revised policies available for public comment. As policy counsel for the legal defense fund who has worked intimately on policing reform efforts in Ferguson and as a member of the local community group Ferguson Collaborative, we’ve watched as community members attended every consent decree hearing; revised the Ferguson Police Department’s policies; and testified in court. Ferguson’s progress is truly the result of grit and determination from ordinary folks with extraordinary vision and drive. But reflecting on the past five years also requires exposing an ugly truth: Ferguson’s leadership continually resists progress. The very power structures that preyed on their most vulnerable residents in 2014 remain intact today. For example, the Department of Justice’s scathing, 105-page report detailed how Ferguson’s then-finance director, Jeffrey Blume, schemed to increase Ferguson’s budget at black residents’ expense. Ferguson police would wrongly ticket black residents while the municipal courts issued increasingly high fines and fees. If residents could not afford the fees, they were arrested, jailed,

and/or received a license suspension. Despite this blatant 14th Amendment violation, this year Ferguson’s mayor and council members appointed Blume as interim city manager. City leadership also fails residents with its lackadaisical approach to enforcing the consent decree. Despite the requirement that Ferguson police track and submit civilian complaints to the Civilian Review Board for an independent review, the police does neither without consequence. In fact, as recently as last month the Ferguson police did not even have a complaint form on its website. Worse, a June 2019 review board meeting revealed that the police submitted only one complaint for review during the review board’s entire two-year existence. Additionally, theninterim chief Frank McCall admitted that he accidentally “discovered” six additional previously filed complaints. Tellingly, when finally received, the review board sought guidance from Ferguson’s city attorney and police department instead of acting independently. This incredible lack of transparency and accountability demonstrates that even if individuals are committed to progress, the city and police as a whole, are not. Five years after Brown’s death, Ferguson police cannot comply with basic data and reporting requirements. The public still waits for the implementation of the revised police policies on uses of force, body cameras, community policing, and accountability. The Ferguson Human Rights Commission and review board have no budget, and no Use of Force Review Board exists. Additionally, tensions remain high in both Ferguson and St. Louis as those who have not suffered systemic racism resist progress and use residents’ rightful outrage as justification for inaction. Just this month, on the anniversary of the loss of Brown’s young life, Jeffrey Roorda of the St. Louis Police Officers Association posted a Facebook picture of Darren Wilson, Brown’s killer, with the caption “HAPPY ALIVE DAY, DARREN!” These sentiments are not unique to Roorda. The insensitivity to and devaluing of black lives still runs rampant in Ferguson. To ensure change, the nation must continue to shine a light on Ferguson, supporting local activists and calling out systemic injustices and ineffective leadership. Though much progress has occurred, Ferguson needs help today, as urgently as it did in 2014. Katurah Topps is a policy counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. She is also a St. Louis native. Mildred Clines is a Ferguson resident, a member of the Neighborhood Police Steering Committee and local community group Ferguson Collaborative.


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‘Huddled masses’ are European, Trump official says BY ZEKE MILLER AND ASHLEY THOMAS

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WASHINGTON — A top Trump administration official says the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty, welcoming “huddled masses” of immigrants to American shores, was referring to “people coming from Europe” and that the nation is looking to receive migrants “who can stand on their own two feet.” The comments late Tuesday from Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, came a day after the Trump administration announced it would seek to deny green cards to migrants who seek Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance. The move, and Cuccinelli’s defense, prompted an outcry from Democrats and im-

migration advocates who said the policy would favor wealthier immigrants and disadvantage those from poorer countries in Latin America and Africa. “This administration finally admitted what we’ve known all along: They think the Statue of Liberty only applies to white people,” tweeted former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Democratic presidential candidate. The administration’s proposed policy shift comes as President Donald Trump is leaning more heavily into the restrictive immigration policies that have energized his core supporters and were central to his 2016 victory. He has also spoken disparagingly about immigration from majority black and Hispanic countries, including calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals when he

launched his 2016 campaign. Last year, he privately branded Central American and African nations with an expletive and he suggested the U.S. take in more immigrants from European countries like predominantly white Norway. Cuccinelli said in an interview with CNN on Tuesday night that the Emma Lazarus poem emblazoned on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty referred to “people coming from Europe where they had class-based societies where people were considered wretched if they weren’t in the right class.” Lazarus’ poem, written in 1883 to raise money to construct the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal and cast in bronze beneath the monument in 1903, served as a beacon to millions of immigrants who crossed past as they first entered the U.S. in New York Harbor. It

reads, “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.” Cuccinelli was asked earlier Tuesday on NPR whether the words “give me your tired, your poor” were part of the American ethos. Cuccinelli responded: “They certainly are. Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge.” Cuccinelli was a failed Republican candidate for governor in 2013 after serving as the state’s attorney general. He backed Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas for president in 2016 and for a time was a harsh critic of Trump. He is one of a slew of immigration hardliners brought in by Trump to implement the president’s policies. He was appointed

to the post in June in a temporary capacity, which doesn’t require Senate confirmation. Trump, asked Tuesday about Cuccinelli’s comments on NPR, appeared to back him up. “I don’t think it’s fair to have the American taxpayer paying for people to come into the United States,” Trump told reporters before boarding Air Force One for Pennsylvania. “I think we’re doing it right.” Immigrant rights groups strongly criticized the Trump administration’s new rules for immigrants receiving public assistance, warning that the changes would scare immigrants away from asking for needed help. And they voiced concern that officials were being given too much authority to decide whether someone is likely to need public assistance in the future.

Farmers turn to tech as key river faces distress BY DAN ELLIOTT

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Truck driver Terry Button looks over his trailer during a stop in Opal, Va., on June 13. The Trump administration has moved a step closer to relaxing federal regulations governing the amount of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel.

US may ease drive-time rules for truckers Move applauded by industry; critics warn of higher crash risks BY RICHARD LARDNER

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration took a key step Wednesday toward relaxing federal rules that govern the length of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel, a move long sought by the trucking industry but opposed by safety advocates who warn it could lead to more highway crashes. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, an agency of the Transportation Department, issued proposed changes to the ”hours of service” rules, which dictate breaks truckers are required to take, and their time on and off duty. “It puts a little more power back in the hands of the drivers and motor carriers,” said Raymond Martinez, head of the federal safety agency. Martinez said the agency listened to drivers and their calls for safer and more flexible rules. But highway safety groups have warned that putting the revisions into place would dangerously weaken the regulations. “The agency is offering flexibility without regard for the fact that it could be exploited by the worst actors in the industry, including

drivers who will operate while fatigued and motor carriers who will coerce them to do so,” said Harry Adler, executive director of the Truck Safety Coalition. There were 4,657 large trucks involved in fatal crashes in 2017, a 10% increase from the year before, according to a May report issued by the agency. Sixty of the truckers in these accidents were identified as “asleep or fatigued,” although the National Transportation Safety Board has said this type of driver impairment is likely underreported on police crash forms. Trade groups that represented truck drivers and motor carriers have pushed for years for less rigid hours of service rules, arguing that the regulations were too rigid and out of step with the daily realties confronting most truck drivers. They found a supporter in President Donald Trump, who has made rolling back layers of regulatory oversight a priority. “To me, having the flexibility is huge,” said Terry Button, a hay farmer from upstate New York who owns his truck and has logged about 4 million miles since he started driving in 1976. “It’s good that the government finally took the time to listen to the people who do the job.” The existing regulations limit long-haul truckers to 11 hours of driving time within a 14-hour onduty window. Drivers must have had 10 consecutive hours off duty

before the on-duty clock starts anew. A driver who is going to be driving for more than eight hours must take a 30-minute off-duty break before hitting the eighthour mark. Under the proposed revisions, truckers could take a break while they are on duty but not driving. Drivers have complained that long waits for cargo to be loaded or unloaded keep them idle yet they are still required to take an off-duty break, even if they do not need to rest or cannot find suitable parking for a big rig. The administration also is proposing to allow drivers to “pause” the 14-hour driving window for an off-duty break of up to three hours, provided the trucker still takes the 10 consecutive hours off duty at the end of the work shift. Short-haul drivers are exempt from logging their time electronically if they meet certain criteria that include starting and returning to the same location within 12 consecutive hours and not exceeding a 100-mile radius. The proposal would extend the on-duty period to 14 hours and increase the distance limit to 150 miles. Eric Teoh, a senior statistician with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, had urged against lengthening the shorthaul work period. In a letter sent to Martinez and the agency last year, Teoh said that a recent Institute study showed that interstate

truck drivers operating under the short-haul exemption had a crash risk 383% higher than those not using the exemption. The powerful American Trucking Associations, whose members include the nation’s largest motor carriers and truck manufacturing companies, said in a statement that the revisions maintain the “core principles” of the regulations. A group representing independent truck drivers hailed the “common-sense approach” that will make it easier for truckers to avoid heavy traffic, bad weather and other adverse situations. “Truckers have families and want to get home safely just like everyone else. They are the most knowledgeable highway safety advocates and the agency’s proposal, overall, recognizes that fact,” said Todd Spencer, president of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. The organization Spencer heads and a grassroots group called TruckerNation.org last year petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to amend the hours of service rules. The proposal will be published in the Federal Register next and be open for public comment for 45 days. Martinez said he couldn’t say when a final rule would be issued and take effect, but he described what the agency issued Wednesday as a critical step in the process.

GREELEY, Colo. — A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day. After a brief, snaking flight above the field, the drone landed and the researchers removed a handful of memory cards. Back at their computers, they analyzed the images for signs the corn was stressed from a lack of water. This U.S. Department of Agriculture station outside Greeley and other sites across the Southwest are experimenting with drones, specialized cameras and other technology to squeeze the most out of every drop of water in the Colorado River — a vital but beleaguered waterway that serves an estimated 40 million people. Remote sensors measure soil moisture and relay the readings by Wi-Fi. Cellphone apps collect data from agricultural weather stations and calculate how much water different crops are consuming. Researchers deliberately cut back on water for some crops, trying to get the best harvest with the least amount of moisture — a practice called deficit irrigation. In the future, tiny needles attached to plants could directly measure how much water they contain and signal irrigation systems to automatically switch on or off. “It’s like almost every month somebody’s coming up with something here and there,” said Don Ackley, water management supervisor for the Coachella Valley Water District in Southern California. “You almost can’t keep up with it.” Researchers and farmers are running similar experiments in arid regions around the world. The need is especially pressing in seven U.S. states that rely on the Colorado River: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The river has plenty of water this summer after an unusually snowy winter in the mountains of the U.S. West. But climatologists warn the river’s long-term outlook is uncertain at best and dire at worst, and competition for water will only intensify as the population grows and the climate changes. The World Resources Institute says the seven Colorado River states have some of the highest levels of water stress in the nation, based on the percentage of available supplies they use in a year. New Mexico was the only state in the nation under extremely high water stress.

Flooded Mississippi a threat as hurricane season heats up BY JEFF MARTIN AND JANET MCCONNAUGHEY

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NEW ORLEANS — The river that drains much of the flood-soaked United States is still running higher than normal, menacing New Orleans in multiple ways just as the hurricane season intensifies. For months now, a massive volume of water has been pushing against the levees keeping a city mostly below sea level from being inundated. The Mississippi River ran past New Orleans at more than 11 feet above sea level for more than 200 days, dropping below that height only Monday. “The big threat is water getting through or underneath,” said

Nicholas Pinter, an expert on river dynamics and flood risks who’s studied levee breaches across the nation. “The longer the duration, the greater the threat.” Locals walked up levees from Baton Rouge to New Orleans to see the river for themselves as Tropical Storm Barry briefly menaced Louisiana last month, but the real damage runs underneath, experts say: All that rushing floodwater can scour levees along their foundations, causing damage in places that can’t easily be seen. “That ultimately could undermine the levee as well and cause a breach or a failure,” said Cassandra Rutherford, assistant professor of geotechnical engineering at Iowa

State University. The federal agency that maintains the levees is aware of the risks. But Ricky Boyett, spokesman for the New Orleans office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said the corps is confident that South Louisiana river levees are in great condition, with improvements made since 2011. “If there’s a silver lining going into hurricane season with the river this high for this long, we’re entering the hurricane season having done 200 inspections of the levee since February,” Boyett said. Inspectors were looking for parked barges, stuck debris or other potential trouble, such as

tire ruts or damage from feral hogs on grassy surfaces. They also looked for water seeping through, and for sand boils — spots where water tunneling below a levee seems to bubble out of the ground. Concrete mats armor underwater areas likely to be eaten away by the river’s current, Boyett said. Sand boils get ringed with sandbags until the water pressure on both sides equalizes, stopping the flow. And because some permanent repairs can’t be made during high water, dangerous seepage gets stopgap coverage: About 63,000 large sandbags have been used since March on one 300-footlong seepage area upriver of Baton Rouge, he said.

Even so, experts who study flowing water say there’s a risk the river could rise above the tops of some levees in the New Orleans area, if a hurricane pushes enough storm surge up the swollen river. The city’s levees held the river back in the great flood of 1927 and haven’t been topped since then, Boyett said. A Category 4 hurricane striking the Louisiana coastline can produce a 20-foot storm surge, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says. However, that surge’s size at New Orleans, more than 100 winding river miles up from the coast, would be reduced by the Big Muddy’s push seaward.


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AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas is adding manpower to gang investigations surrounding white nationalist groups in the wake of the El Paso shooting that left 22 people dead. Abbott said Wednesday that Texas will also create a new domestic terrorism unit to help “root out the extremist ideologies that fuel hatred and violence in our state.” Authorities say Patrick Crusius, 21, confessed to the Aug. 3 shooting at a Walmart and told investigators that he targeted Mexicans during the attack. He’s also suspected of posting a racist, anti-immigrant screed online before opening fire in the Texas border city. Federal prosecutors have said they’re weighing hate-crime charges against Crusius.

Title X split will take place unless courts halt new Trump rules BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR

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WASHINGTON — Raising the stakes in an ideologically charged standoff over women’s health, Planned Parenthood said Wednesday it will soon leave the federal family planning program unless a court puts a hold on Trump administration rules that bar clinics from referring patients for abortions. The administration responded that it is ready to operate the Title X family planning program without the organization that has been

the largest provider. About 4 million women are served nationwide under the program, which distributes $260 million in grants to clinics. It’s unclear how many patients would be affected. Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Erica Sackin said that its affiliated clinics “will be formally out of the Title X program” by Monday, passing up federal funding, unless the full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco halts the new rules. The appeals court is weighing a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood and others to overturn the rules; a panel of judges in effect had earlier allowed the administration to go ahead with enforcement. Monday also is the deadline set by the federal Department of

Health and Human Services for participants in the family planning program to submit plans on how they would comply with the rules, which are set to take effect Sept. 18. In a notice to the court Wednesday, Planned Parenthood said it “will be forced to withdraw” by close of business on Monday unless the full court intervenes. Planned Parenthood says the administration’s new policy is “unethical and dangerous,” amounting to a “gag rule” on clinicians. In response, HHS spokeswoman Mia Heck said Planned Parenthood represents fewer than 400 of 4,000 service sites around the country. “To the extent that Planned Parenthood claims that it must

make burdensome changes to comply with the final rule, it is actually choosing to place a higher priority on the ability to refer for abortion instead of continuing to receive federal funds to provide a broad range of acceptable and effective family planning methods,” Heck said in a statement. The immediate impact for patients remained unclear. Planned Parenthood says it serves about 40% of patients, but it has also pledged to keep its doors open as it contests the administration’s policy change. Other program participants unaffiliated with Planned Parenthood have warned they’d leave the program as well. It seemed likely that disruptions to the 50-year-old program would vary from state to state.

Epstein accuser sues ex-girlfriend NEW YORK — The fight over Jeffrey Epstein’s estate began taking shape Wednesday with a woman filing a lawsuit claiming he raped her when she was a teenager in 2002. Jennifer Araoz sued Epstein’s former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell and three unnamed members of his staff — the first of many lawsuits expected to be filed by Epstein’s accusers as a new state law went into effect Wednesday that opens up a one-year window for victims of long-ago sex crimes against children to take legal action. Meanwhile, jail guards on duty the night Epstein apparently killed himself are suspected of falsifying log entries to show they were checking on inmates every half-hour as required, according to a person familiar with the investigation into the financier’s death. Federal investigators are looking into whether guards were sleeping on the job. ANTONIO CALANNI, ASSOCIATED PRESS

BRIEFLY STURGEON: Federal regulators said Wednesday they will consider extending legal protections to lake sturgeon — prehistoric fish once abundant in the Great Lakes but reduced to dangerously low numbers by overfishing, pollution and habitat destruction. The range of lake sturgeons extends from Hudson Bay to the lower Mississippi River and includes portions of 18 states. E-CIGARETTES: A vaping industry group sued the U.S. government on Wednesday to delay an upcoming review of thousands of e-cigarettes on the market. The legal challenge is the latest hurdle in the Food and Drug Administration’s yearslong effort to regulate the vaping industry. BREXIT: Jeremy Corbyn, who heads the main opposition Labour Party, on Wednesday urged other opposition forces to unite, topple Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government and prevent Britain from leaving the European Union in October without a divorce agreement. MIGRANT SHIP: An Italian court upheld an appeal by the Spanish rescue ship Open Arms, suspending the Italian Interior Ministry’s decision to ban the ship from entering Italian waters. The rescue ship with 147 migrants onboard has been stuck in the Mediterranean for almost two weeks. OHIO SHOOTING: A friend of the Dayton gunman who authorities said helped assemble the weapon used in the massacre will remain in jail on a charge unrelated to the shooting. A U.S. magistrate judge on Wednesday continued a detention hearing until today for Ethan Kollie after an agreement couldn’t be reached on his release. CANADA: Canada’s ethics commissioner said Wednesday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau improperly pressured a former attorney general to halt the criminal prosecution of a company, a development that could imperil his reelection chances. — Associated Press

ITALY MARKS ANNIVERSARY OF DEADLY BRIDGE COLLAPSE Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has pledged that a new bridge for the Italian port city of Genoa will be ready by April, replacing the Morandi bridge that collapsed one year ago, killing 43 people. An emotional ceremony was held Wednesday in Genoa marking the anniversary of the tragic collapse in 2018. Conte said reconstruction work is moving forward “seven days out of seven … and, according to forecasts, the new bridge will be accessible by April 2020.” A year later, the cause of the collapse hasn’t been determined yet, but prosecutors are investigating poor maintenance and possible design flaws in the 51-year-old structure. Above, relatives of the victims embrace during the ceremony.

More privacy issues dog Facebook Social network paid people to transcribe Messenger audio clips BY MAE ANDERSON AND RACHEL LERMAN

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NEW YORK — Facebook has paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its Messenger service, raising privacy concerns for a company with a history of privacy lapses. The practice was, until recently, common in the tech industry. Companies say the use of humans helps improve their services. But users aren’t typically aware that humans and not just computers

are reviewing audio. Transcriptions done by humans raise bigger concerns because of the potential of rogue employees or contractors leaking details. The practice at Google emerged after some of its Dutch language audio snippets were leaked. More than 1,000 recordings were obtained by Belgian broadcaster VRT NWS, which noted that some contained sensitive personal conversations — as well as information that identified the person speaking. “We feel we have some control over machines,” said Jamie Winterton, director of strategy at Arizona State University’s Global Security Initiative. “You have no control over humans that way. There’s no way once a human

knows something to drag that piece of data to the recycling bin.” Jeffrey Chester, executive director for the Center for Digital Democracy privacy-advocacy group, said it’s bad enough that Facebook uses artificial intelligence as part of its data-monitoring activities. He said the use of humans as well is “even more alarming.” Facebook said audio snippets reviewed by contractors were masked so as not to reveal anyone’s identity. It said it stopped the practice a week ago. Google said it suspended doing this worldwide while it investigates the Dutch leaks. Apple has also suspended its use of humans for the Siri digital assistant, though it plans to bring them back

after seeking explicit permission from users. Amazon said it still uses humans, but users can decline the human transcriptions. A report from tech news site Motherboard last week said Microsoft also uses human transcribers with some Skype conversations and commands spoken to Microsoft’s digital assistant, Cortana. Microsoft said in a statement that it has safeguards such as stripping identifying data and requiring non-disclosure agreements with contractors and their employees. Yet details leaked to Motherboard. After the Motherboard report, Microsoft said it “could do a better job” explaining that humans listen to the conversations.

Ex-contractor gets Photos show possible life prison sentence buildup by Chinese Judge issues decision in shooting deaths of 14 unarmed Iraqis BY ASHRAF KHALIL

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WASHINGTON — A former Blackwater security contractor was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq that left 14 people dead. Federal judge Royce Lamberth issued the sentence after a succession of friends and relatives requested leniency for Nicholas Slatten, who was found guilty of first-degree murder by a jury in December. Prosecutors charged that Slatten, 35, was the first to fire shots in the September 2007 massacre of Iraqi civilians at a crowded traffic

circle in Baghdad. In all, 10 men, two women and two boys, ages 9 and 11, were killed. The defense had argued that Slatten and other Blackwater contractors opened fire only after they saw what they mistakenly thought was a potential suicide car bomber moving quickly toward their convoy. Defense attorney Dane Butswinkas described Slatten as “a person of high integrity” whose family members had served in the U.S. military for four generations. Several of Slatten’s supporters openly accused prosecutors of scapegoating an innocent man in order to placate Iraqi public opinion. The shootings strained U.S.-Iraqi relations and focused intense international scrutiny on the extensive use of private military contractors in Iraq.

Armored vehicles seen in satellite images near Hong Kong BY CHRISTOPHER BODEEN

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BEIJING — Satellite photos show what appear to be armored personnel carriers and other vehicles belonging to the China’s paramilitary People’s Armed Police parked in a sports complex in the city of Shenzhen, in what some have interpreted as a threat from Beijing to use increased force against pro-democracy protesters across the border in Hong Kong. The pictures collected on Monday by Maxar’s WorldView show 500 or more vehicles sitting on and around the soccer stadium at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center just across the

harbor from the Asian financial hub that has been rocked by more than two months of near-daily street demonstrations. Chinese state media have said only that the Shenzhen exercises had been planned beforehand and were not directly related to the unrest in Hong Kong, although they came shortly after the central government in Beijing said the protests were beginning to show the “sprouts of terrorism.” Flights at Hong Kong’s airport were disrupted on Monday and Tuesday by a mass demonstration and occasional violence inside its terminal. Flights resumed Wednesday at Hong Kong’s airport after disruptions that descended into clashes with police, highlighting the hardening positions of prodemocracy protesters and the authorities in the city.


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Parched Indian city struggles to find a fix for water shortfall BY EMILY SCHMALL

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CHENNAI, India — For retired Indian civil servant R. Devarajan and his wife, Chennai’s acute water shortage has reinforced the wisdom of their decision years ago to install a rainwater harvesting system in the three-story home where they live and rent out units to others. For months, their neighbors in Royapettah, a working-class

neighborhood in Chennai, have crowded the streets waiting for the public water delivery trucks to come, often forgoing a day’s wages in order not to miss their limited share of five or six jugs per day. But unlike many residents in the southeast Indian city of 10 million, the Devarajans and their 50 tenants have an ample supply. “I cannot depend for all things on the government. So I’ve done

my duty as a senior citizen,” said Devarajan, 74. “Not a single drop of water, if rain comes, we will never waste it. When monsoon fails, we’ll not suffer for that.” His wife, Padmini, added that even with the water surplus, they are careful not to waste any, watering plants with the excess from washing clothes and dishes. Receiving most of its annual rainfall during a two-month autumn monsoon season, Chennai

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on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Loving wife and mother. Graveside service Friday, August 16, 1 p.m. Mt. Hope Cemetery (meet at gate 12:45). Dress casual. Kutis SoCo.

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of Ellisville MO, passed away August 8, 2019 at the age of 84. Bill is survived by sons Brad and Jeff (Susan Eppers), sister in law Linda (Van) Anderson, nephews Derek (Jennifer) and Brock Anderson all of Murphysboro, IL, nephew Garrett (Sarah) Anderson, of Denver CO. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years, Sharon Chilton (Zoller), and brothers Ed (Tippie), Bobbie (Wanda), Johnny and Glennie (Wilma Joy) Chilton and granddaughter Jena Marie Fuqua. Bill was the son of the late Edward and Orene Chilton of Caruthersville, MO and son in law of the late Virgil and Helen (Smith) Zoller of Murphysboro, IL. Bill was a great family man, well liked friend, neighbor and coworker. He worked for 30 plus years in management with Brown Shoe Co (now Caleres). Bill enjoyed sports especially the Cardinals and college basketball. He played football, basketball, tennis and track at Caruthersville High School, including placing in the State Track Championships. He greatly enjoyed his travels with his family to Florida and in later years to Las Vegas with Sharon. He liked to talk about his travels abroad while he was in the Army and his service in Korea. Services private through Schrader funeral home, Ballwin, MO. Bill and Sharon will be laid to rest together in Murphysboro, IL.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Vicki Cierpiot (nee Cox); dearest father of Michelle (Sonny) Costa; dear grandfather of Amy, A.J. and Vince Costa; brother of Janet (Bill) Lampe and the late Emil D. Cierpiot, Tommy (Betty) Cierpiot and Mary Lou Henry; our dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many. Mr. Cierpiot was a firefighter for West Overland for 25 years and served during the Vietnam War in the Army. Services: Memorial Visitation Saturday, August 17, 2-6 p.m. at Collier’s Funeral Home, 3400 N. Lindbergh. Service Sunday, August 18, 11 a.m. at Lewis Memorial Chapel Church, 587 Lewis Rd., Eureka 63025. Memorial contributions to the Humane Society of Missouri or to Backstoppers.

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Baptized into the Hope of Christ’s Resurrection Mon., Aug. 12, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Cathleen Creley (nee Butt); dear father of Thomas, Kevin (Bridget Putre), John "Terry" (Janice), Michael, Patrick and Christopher Creley; dear grandfather of Kaelyn, Kamryn and John; our dear friend. Services: Visitation at Assumption Catholic Church Sat., Aug. 17, 10am until funeral Mass at 11am. Interment Assumption Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Alzheimer’s Assn. appreciated. KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY.

Dobkin, Stanley Lee 81, died August 14, 2019 with his family by his side. He leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Arleen (Hendin) Dobkin; his sons Jeff Dobkin (Julie), Rick Dobkin (Cathy) and Craig Dobkin. The pride of his life were his four grandchildren, Adin, Tess, Finn and Sophie. Services: Funeral services will be held graveside Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol Cemetery on Friday, August 16 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions preferred to the charity of your choice. Please visit bergermemorialchapel.com for more information. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE

passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones, at the age of 71. Daughter of the late Richard and Iris Goodloe, Joyce was born in Los Angles, California. She was the loving wife of late J. Paul Holland; the former spouse of Gary L. Joachims; beloved mother of Brad (Paula) Joachims of Leavenworth, KS, Julie (Carlos) Trejo of Ferguson, MO and stepmother of Helen (Mike) Launhardt of Rochester, NY, Denise (Randy) Moore of Lake St. Louis, MO and honorary daughter Stephanie Joachims of Ferguson, MO; dear grandmother of Tim and Jennifer Joachims and Enrique Trejo of Ferguson, MO, and step-grandmother of Leigh (Nathan) Herkamp of Rochester, NY, Ashley (Shannon) Stock of St. Louis, MO, Lindsey (Nick) Dorland of Holley, NY, Nathaniel (Tara) of Lawrence, KS, Cameron & Cassandra Moore of Lake St. Louis, MO; great-grand- mother of Evelyn, Nataleigh and Adelaide Herkamp, Donnie Stock, Alivia, Jesse and Maggie Jo Dorland; sister of Janice (Larry) Allen of Clinton, OK and Bill (MaryAnn) Goodloe of Guymon, OK; dear aunt of a host of nieces and nephews. Joyce retired after 25 years of service with Hunter Engineering. Joyce loved gardening until the sun went down and then reading at any chance. Her life revolved around her family and her church. She was loved and respected by all who knew her. Services: Memorial visitation on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 9 am and with formal service at 11:00 am. Lunch following and more visitation at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 221 Church St., Ferguson, MO 63135. In lieu of flowers, donations to Immanuel UCC Music Fund, American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.

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(nee Enders) 97, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Died peacefully on Monday, August 12, 2019 with her children at her bedside. Beloved wife of 65 years of the late Sylvester H. Twele, dear daughter of the late Louise and John P. Enders; dear step-daughter of James F. Pedrotti; dear mother of Sandee (Ed) Marshall of Wildwood, Steve (Debbie) Twele and the late Sherry Jean Twele; grandmother to Andy and Devon Marshall and Ross (Christina), Eric, Mark and Gary Twele; great-grandmother to Lydia Twele; our dear aunt and great-aunt. Mrs. Twele was preceded in death by four sisters Louise Pedrotti, Pat Sullivan, Dolores Schadewald and Jayne Moore. Margaret worked first as a bookkeeper and later as an accountant for over 35 years. She served as a Girl Scout leader for more than 8 years and was an active volunteer in St. Dismas catholic school. Services: Visitation at Hutchens Mortuary and Cremation Center, 675 Graham Rd. on Friday, August 16 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. A 2nd Visitation will be held at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne 9:00-10:00 a.m. Saturday. Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 17, 2019 at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne. Interment Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests Masses or donations to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online guestbook may be found at www.hutchensfuneralhomes.com

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79, entered into eternal peace on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Barnes Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. His final moments were spent surrounded by family. Michael was born in Iowa to the late Michael and Eleanor Jersa. He attended grade school at Notre Dame and Seven Holy Founders. He graduated from Christian Brothers College in 1957, then earned his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the Missouri School of Mines at Rolla. He was a Street Engineer for the City of St. Louis, then the owner of National Sales Company, where he retired after 48 years as a successful, respected, beloved businessman. He enjoyed cars and discussing sports and the stock market. He was strong, athletic and exercised daily - doing his push-ups every night, sometimes with both sons on his back. He was a quiet, dependable and loving father and a supportive friend with a quick, (sometimes wicked) wit who was unbeatable on Trivia Night. He inspired many, made friends wherever he went, and knew no enemies. "Tiger" Mike and Nancy were married 49 years and loved to travel the world, especially Germany, sampling authentic cuisine, local beer, adventure, scenery and camaraderie. They spent weekends on their farmland, enjoying family, nature, hard work, open lands and fresh air. Nancy wrote "I am most grateful to have a tremendous partner for life with the power of our love and trust in God we have met the challenges that life presents. With the grace of God, we hope to enjoy all eternity together in the presence of God." All who love Michael are grateful this beautiful couple are reunited for Eternity. He was a member of Legatus, St. Vincent de Paul, and the Queen of All Saints Variety Guild, and a boxer with Rock Steady Boxing. Michael Jersa is survived by 3 children and their spouses, Tammy and John Deardeuff, Michael and Andrea Jersa, Susanne and Leonard Knese, and John Bailey, 8 grand-children, and 1 great-grandchild. He is preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Jersa, his son, Daniel Jersa, and his brother, Thomas Jersa.Services: A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, August 17 from 9 am - 10 am, followed with the funeral mass at 10 am at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 6603 Christopher Drive, St. Louis, MO, 63129. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association - St. Louis.

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Baptized into the Hope of Christ’s Resurrection on Saturday August 10, 2019. Beloved sister of Sr. Kathleen Judge SSND, Maryellen Judge, Patricia Milstein, Fr. Tony Judge CSSR, Larry Judge and the late Joe Judge. Our dear relative, friend and Sister in Religious Life. Services: Visitation at the Theresa Center (Motherhouse) 320 E. Ripa 63125, Thursday, August 15, 3:00 to 8:00 PM Prayer service at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian burial on Friday 11:15 AM with Interment in the Motherhouse Cemetery. Contributions to Freeman, Frederick Robert the School Sisters of Notre Dame appreciated. KUTIS CITY Passed away on Thursday, August 8,2019. Beloved SERVICE. husband of Sue Freeman (nee Scott); loving father of F. Robert Freeman Jr., William S. (Deborah) Freeman, LaPlante, John T. ''Jack'' Barrett L. (Cynthia) Freeman; dear grandfather, great- Asleep in Jesus August 13, 2019. Beloved husband of Ella LaPlante. grandfather, brother, brother- in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin Dear father of Scott (Pam) LaPlante and Gayle (Dan) Decker. and friend. Loving grandfather & great grandfather. Frederick was a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge and the Korean Services: Funeral 12 Noon Friday at Peace Lutheran Church. War. VISITATION THURSDAY, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at JOHN L. Services: Funeral at Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois Rd., ZIEGENHEIN & SONS Funeral Home – South County and at Monday, August 19, 12:00 p.m. Interment J.B. National church Friday 11 a.m. until service. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Visitation Sunday, 4-8 p.m.

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92, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church on July 21, 2019. Beloved mother of Marlene (John) Fisher, Michele (Denny) Kuhl, Marilee (the late Ric) McCrorey; 6 grandchildren & 7 great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass at 11 am on Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at St. Joseph Church Cottleville, visitation from 10 am until time of Mass. www.hutchensfuneralhomes.com

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of St. Louis. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sunday, August 11, 2019. Loving daughter of Marilyn M. Sandweg and the late Jerome J. Sandweg; dear sister of Mark (Sandy), Jim (Jody), Lore, Chris (Connie), Dan (Stacey) and the late Brian Sandweg; our dear niece, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend to many. Services: A memorial celebration will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church (Fenton) on Saturday, game of golf. Services: Blessings and interment private. A celebration of Jim’s August 17, 9 a.m. until Mass at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers life for family and friends will be held at Westborough Country donations to the St. Vincent Depaul Society or a charity of Club on Saturday, August 17 from 3-5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, your choice appreciated. Private interment. donations preferred to Humane Society of Missouri. See boppchapel.com Schoemehl, Jeanette C. 86. Visit Sat. 8/17, 8:30am-10:15am, John L. Ziegenhein & Sons (7027 Gravois) to St. Stephen Protomartyr for 11am Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” MAYA ANGELOU

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Law change leads to 427 new sex abuse suits BY DAVID KLEPPER

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ALBANY, N.Y. — The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York as the state began accepting cases once blocked by the statute of limitations. Hundreds of lawsuits were filed as plaintiffs rushed to take advantage of the one-year litigation window, created by state lawmakers this year to give people who say they were victims a second chance to sue over abuse that, in many cases, happened decades ago. Those suing Wednesday include a woman who says she was raped by Epstein as a teenager in 2002. She filed against Epstein’s estate and three of his associates. Similar lawsuits from other women who say they were abused by Epstein

are expected. Other suits filed Wednesday include one from 45 former Rockefeller University Hospital patients who say a renowned endocrinologist molested hundreds of boys over more than three decades. Hundreds of others sued the Catholic Church or one of its several New York dioceses. Among them is Peter Vajda, who said a religious brother molested him when he attended a Catholic boarding school in the Bronx in the early 1950s. “Now it’s their turn. Now it’s their time,” said Vajda, now 75 and a Georgia resident. “And I want them to get everything they deserve in the way of punishment.” Another suit filed Wednesday accused former Albany Bishop Howard Hubbard, who retired in 2014, of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy in the 1990s. An attorney for Hubbard, 80,

denied the claim. In yet another complaint, a man who has accused ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of molesting him in the 1960s and ’70s in New York and New Jersey says the church failed to stop the abuse. McCarrick, the former archbishop of Newark and Washington, D.C., was defrocked by Pope Francis in February after a church investigation determined he sexually abused minors as well as adult seminarians. McCarrick’s misconduct was reported to some U.S. and Vatican higher-ups, but he nevertheless remained an influential cardinal until his downfall last year. Now 89, McCarrick has denied the allegations made by James Grein, the son of close family friends that McCarrick baptized. Grein has told Vatican investigators that McCarrick began abusing him at age 11, sometimes dur-

ing confession. In all, 427 sex abuse lawsuits were filed by 5 p.m. Wednesday across New York. Some of the cases have one plaintiff, while others include several dozen. The state’s statute of limitations had been among the nation’s most restrictive before state lawmakers extended it earlier this year for new cases. The Child Victims Act gives victims until age 55 to file lawsuits and until age 28 to seek criminal charges, compared with 23 under the old statute. That law, which passed following more than a decade of debate in Albany, also created the litigation window. “This is a momentous time for courageous survivors who have waited so long for justice in New York,” said Jeff Anderson, an attorney whose firm, New Yorkbased Jeff Anderson & Associates, filed molestation lawsuits

Wednesday on behalf of hundreds of clients. Institutions that have long cared for children — such as the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts, as well as private and public schools and hospitals — are girding for what could be a devastating financial blow. A similar law passed in 2002 in California resulted in Catholic dioceses there paying $1.2 billion in legal settlements. A compensation fund for sexual abuse victims set up by the New York Archdiocese in 2016 has paid out $65 million to 323 people, the archdiocese says. Those victims have waived their right to file lawsuits. The archdiocese is also suing more than two dozen insurance companies in an effort to compel them to cover abuse claims, anticipating that insurers won’t pay the claims filed during the litigation window.

Guatemala’s new leader: Migrant deal with US is not feasible BY SONIA PEREZ D.

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A man is taken into custody at a Koch Foods Inc. plant Aug. 7 in Morton, Miss.

ICE raids raise question: What about the employers? BY NOMAAN MERCHANT

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HOUSTON — The images of children crying after their parents were arrested in a massive immigration raid in Mississippi revived a long-standing complaint: Unauthorized workers are jailed or deported, while the managers and business owners who profit from their labor often go unprosecuted. Under President Donald Trump, the number of business owners and managers who face criminal charges for employing unauthorized workers has stayed almost the same, even as almost every other enforcement measure has surged. Last week’s raids at seven chicken-processing plants were the largest worksite operation conducted under the Trump administration. The operation led to 680 arrests of people in the U.S. illegally, with expected criminal charges to follow for some. But no plant owners or top managers were immediately charged, following the pattern of other recent sweeps. Lawyers and experts agree that investigating managers takes longer and is far more difficult than arresting workers. A key hurdle that predates the Trump administration is that federal law makes it a crime to “knowingly” hire workers who

are in the U.S. illegally. “The ‘knowingly’ term has proved to be a huge defense for employers,” said Muzaffar Chishti, a senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute. “The employer says, ‘I’m sorry, I didn’t know they were unauthorized.’” In a statement this week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Matthew Albence said that anyone found to have broken the law in the Mississippi case would be held accountable, including “the employers who profit off their crimes.” Warrants unsealed after the Mississippi arrests allege that managers at two processing plants participated in fraud. After Trump took office, thenActing Director Thomas Homan declared that ICE would try to increase all worksite enforcement actions by 400%. ICE succeeded almost across the board in just one government fiscal year. According to statistics the agency released in December, it quadrupled the number of investigations it opened and audits of paperwork submitted by employees to get hired. And it made 2,304 arrests in worksite cases, seven times as many as the previous year. The major exception was for managers. ICE arrested just 72 managers in the 2018 fiscal

year, compared with 71 the year before. And 49 managers were convicted of crimes, down from 55 the previous year. Congress first created criminal penalties for employers in 1986. According to researchers at Syracuse University, prosecutions under the law banning employers from knowingly employing unauthorized workers have rarely exceeded 15 a year since then. Between April 2018 and this March, just 11 people were prosecuted in seven cases. Employers can also be charged with other crimes. The former owner of a meat-processing plant raided in Tennessee last year was sentenced in July to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion, wire fraud and employing unauthorized workers. Investigations are still ongoing following several major Trump administration raids. Companies and business owners are also better equipped to fight charges than workers who were already earning low wages and now face detention and deportation. Those workers are sometimes victims of labor-trafficking schemes. They can be critical witnesses to prove businesses knew about their lack of legal status, except they may fear coming forward. Some opponents of the administration

blame its immigration crackdown for deterring people from contacting law enforcement. And while both Republicans and Democrats have previously supported enforcement of workplace immigration laws as a way to protect U.S. citizen workers, many businesses are having trouble finding workers due to low unemployment nationally. They quietly rely on unauthorized labor to stay productive, making prosecutions politically unpopular, Chishti said. Trump himself has been accused of employing unauthorized workers at his hotels, golf courses and other businesses. “On paper, there is a lot of enforcement of law, but in reality, people are constantly abusing the law,” Chishti said. Thomas Saenz, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, argued that ramping up penalties for employing unauthorized workers was counterproductive. Instead, he said, the U.S. should better enforce workplace safety standards and prevent wage theft, reducing the incentive for unscrupulous businesses to hire unauthorized workers. “When you make immigrant workers afraid of the federal government, then you are protecting employers who exploit,” Saenz said.

GUATEMALA CITY — A Guatemalan immigration agreement signed with the Trump administration won’t work because the Central American nation does not have the resources, the country’s new president-elect says. Alejandro Giammattei, a conservative who was chosen overwhelmingly by voters in a weekend runoff election, said in an interview with The Associated Press this week that Guatemala is too poor to tend to its own people, let alone those from other countries. The agreement signed in July by the outgoing administration of President Jimmy Morales would require migrants from other countries who cross into Guatemala to apply for asylum here rather than in the U.S. “In order to be a safe country, one has to be certified as such by an international body, and I do not think Guatemala fulfills the requirements to be a third safe country. That definition doesn’t fit us,” said Giammattei, a 63-year-old doctor. “If we do not have the capacity for our own people, just imagine other people.” Guatemalans make up one of the largest groups emigrating from Central America because of poverty, unemployment and crime. Critics say it is hard to see how the country could offer a safe haven to migrants from other nations. The agreement signed by the current Morales government is aimed at reducing the number of asylum-seekers arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration pressured Guatemala to sign the deal by threatening to punish Guatemala with taxes. Giammattei, who takes office Jan. 14, said that annexes to the agreement are still being negotiated with the United States and that he would ask Morales to include members of his transition team in those talks. The president-elect also noted that the agreement would have to be ratified by the congresses of both nations to go into force. There has been widespread criticism of the deal in Guatemala. Giammattei pledged to recognize the importance of Guatemalan migrants living in the United States by creating a Washingtonbased Cabinet-level position to attend to migrant affairs. “It is about time we had a government that cared for the people,” he said. “It is these people (migrants) who are supporting us” with the remittance money they send back to relatives in Guatemala, he added.

United tells pilots: No alcohol for 12 hours before flights BY DAVID KOENIG

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DALLAS — United Airlines is setting an earlier cutoff time for when pilots must stop drinking alcohol before flights. The airline is telling pilots they must abstain from alcohol for 12 hours before flights, up from the previous eight hours. The change in the rule — it’s called “bottle-to-throttle” in the airline business — comes several days after two United pilots were arrested in Scotland and charged with suspicion of being under

the influence before a flight to the U.S. The old eight-hour limit complied with Federal Aviation Administration rules, which also prohibit pilots from flying with a blood alcohol content at or above 0.04%. Almost all states make it a crime to drive a car at or above 0.08%. An extra four hours will help social drinkers sober up, although it might not be long enough for a heavily drunken person. Some researchers calculate that once someone puts down the bottle,

their blood-alcohol level drops 0.015% each hour. At that rate, a drinker could go from 0.12% to zero in eight hours, or from 0.18% to zero in 12 hours. United sent a bulletin describing the new policy to pilots a week ago, and it took effect last Saturday. “This policy is being changed to help assure pilot compliance with standards established by the United States and individual states where United operates around the world,” the bulletin said. It warned that meeting the

12-hour ban doesn’t guarantee that pilots will be in the clear — some countries have a zero-tolerance policy on blood alcohol content. In a statement, the Air Line Pilots Association, which represents United pilots, said “Inappropriate alcohol use by airline pilots is exceedingly rare,” and the professionalism of pilots has contributed to making air travel safe. A United spokesman declined to say whether the change was due to the arrests of two United pilots on Aug. 3 in Glasgow, Scot-

land, before they were scheduled to operate a flight to Newark, New Jersey. The flight was canceled. Representatives for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines said their policies follow the FAA’s current standard of no drinking within eight hours of duty. They said their airlines are not considering any changes. Alaska and JetBlue did not immediately describe their policies. United’s new policy was first reported by Skift, a travel industry media company.


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Rep. King suggests rapes, incest helped populate the world BY SCOTT MCFETRIDGE

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DES MOINES, Iowa — U.S. Rep. Steve King on Wednesday defended his call for a ban on all abortions by questioning whether “there would be any population of the world left” if not for births due to rape and incest. Speaking before a conservative group in the Des Moines suburb of Urbandale, the Iowa congressman reviewed legislation he has sought that would outlaw abortions without exceptions for rape and incest. King justified the lack of exceptions by questioning how many people would be alive if not for those conceived through rapes and incest. “What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?” King asked, according to The Des Moines Register, which covered the event.“Considering all

the wars and all the rapes and pillages that happened throughout all these different nations, I know that I can’t say that I was not a part of a product of that.” He added: “It’s not the baby’s fault for the sin of the father, or of the mother.” A King spokesman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press. The nine-term Republican congressman, who represents a sprawling, largely rural 39-county district, has been criticized repeatedly for comments he’s made over the years, especially on issues related to race and immigration. Shortly before the November 2018 election, The Washington Post reported that King met in Austria with the far-right Freedom Party, a group with Nazi ties. King said the meeting was with business leaders, including one person from the Freedom Party, but the newspaper stood by its story.

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U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks during a town hall meeting Tuesday in Boone, Iowa. King is defending his call for a ban on all abortions by questioning whether “there would be any population of the world left” if not for births due to rape and incest. Soon after the election, King was quoted in a New York Times story saying, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civi-

A$AP Rocky found guilty of assault BY DAVID KEYTON AND JAN M. OLSEN

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STOCKHOLM — American rapper A$AP Rocky was found guilty of assault Wednesday by a Swedish court, six weeks after a street brawl in Stockholm that had attracted the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump. A judge and A$AP jury found Rocky the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and his two bodyguards guilty of unlawfully hitting and kicking a 19-year-old man during the June 30 fight. Despite the verdict, the defendants will not be returning to prison as the court gave them “conditional sentences” for the

assault convictions. That means they don’t have to serve prison time unless they commit a similar offense in Sweden again. The three, who spent nearly a month behind bars before being released Aug. 2, returned to the United States. Though they were spared further jail time, the defendants have been ordered to a pay a total of $1,310 in compensation to the victim. Slobodan Jovicic, the Grammy-nominated artist’s Swedish defense lawyer, said he had been looking for “a complete acquittal” and expressed his disappointment at the verdict. Mayers, 30, had pleaded self-defense and said the fight happened after he tried to avoid a confrontation with the two men he claimed had persisted in

following his entourage. One of them picked a fight with one of the bodyguards, Mayers said during his trial. But the court concluded the defendants were “not subject to a current or imminent criminal attack” and as a result “were not in a situation where they were entitled to self-defense.” “In an overall assessment the court finds that the assault has not been of such a serious nature that a prison sentence must be chosen,” the summary states. During the trial, prosecutors played video footage that showed Mayers throwing a young man to the ground. Presiding Judge Per Lennerbrant said the evidence shows 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari was struck in the back of the head with a bottle but that it could “not be established by whom.”

lization — how did that language become offensive?” The comments were denounced as racist and led the House to vote 424-1 to

rebuke King. Republican leaders also stripped him of his committee assignments. Although King has usually breezed to victories in the conservative 4th Congressional District, he narrowly won his last election over Democrat J.D. Scholten. This year, several candidates have said they will challenge King for the Republican nomination, including conservative state Sen. Randy Feenstra. Scholten also recently announced he’d again run for the seat. After King’s comment Wednesday, Feenstra said in a statement, “I am 100% pro-life but Steve King’s bizarre comments and behavior diminish our message & damage our cause.” Scholten also criticized King. “Yet again, Steve King puts his selfish, hateful ideology above the needs of the people of Iowa’s 4th District. Excusing violence — in any way — is entirely unacceptable,” Scholten said in a statement.

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KANSAS CITY – Kansas City Royals righthander Brad Keller, who held the Cardinals to one hit over the first seven innings in a start in May, shackled them on no hits over the first six innings Wednesday night. But then it all came tumbling down in a barrage of Cardinals singles, creating a fiverun seventh inning that broke open a scoreless game and sent the Cardinals on their way to a 6-0 victory, their fifth in succession. It also sent them on their way back into first place, by percentage points, in the National League Central Division after they were four games behind the Chicago Cubs, whom they have nudged past, just a week ago. Marcell Ozuna lashed a 2-1 fastball past the dive of Kansas City third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert to open the seventh and Paul DeJong followed with a single to left on the next offering. The Royals’ infield defense shifted Please see CARDINALS, Page B5

COLUMBIA, Mo. — A Missouri receiver and defender jostled for the ball in the air during a 1-on-1 practice drill, but Tigers coach Barry Odom was more concerned with the throw. He wanted a word with the passer — but not the quarterback. The guy in stripes. One of the many game officials scattered across Mizzou’s practice fields signaled for pass interference on this particular play but didn’t throw his yellow flag. Odom wanted to see the flag — and he told the official just that. If Odom’s defensive backs are going to learn what is and isn’t a foul for pass interference — a confusing, polarizing and, as the Tigers can vouch, controversial penalty that can shift games and seasons — they need to see that flash of yellow. Out here on the practice fields, where coaches spend every August scrambling to simulate any game-like situation they’ll encounter on Saturdays, Odom wants the officials to play their role, too. That’s why a full crew is on the field every time the Tigers Please see MIZZOU, Page B2

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Cardinals starting pitcher Dakota Hudson delivers during the first inning against the Royals on Wednesday.

Edge past Cubs as Hudson keys another blanking of Royals BY RICK HUMMEL

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Royals righthander Brad Keller,who held the Cardinals to one hit over the first seven innings in a start in May, shackled them on no hits over the first six innings Wednesday night. But then it all came tumbling down in a blizzard of Cardinals singles, creating a five-run seventh inning that broke open a scoreless game and sent the Cardinals on their way to a 6-0 victory, their fifth in succession. It also sent them on their way back into first place, by .0006 percentage points over the Chicago Cubs, in the National League Central Division after they were four games behind the Cubs just a week ago. “It is gratifying,” said manager Mike Shildt, “but it also is the position everybody in this clubhouse has an expectation of.” Please see CARDINALS, Page B5

COLUMBIA, Mo. — A Missouri receiver and defender jostled for the ball in the air during a 1-on-1 practice drill, but Tigers coach Barry Odom was more concerned with the throw. He wanted a word with the passer — but not the quarterback. The guy in stripes. One of the many game officials scattered across Mizzou’s practice fields signaled for pass interference on this particular play but didn’t throw his yellow flag. Odom wanted to see the flag — and he told the official just that. If Odom’s defensive backs are going to learn what is and isn’t a foul for pass interference — a confusing, polarizing and, as the Tigers can vouch, controversial penalty that can shift games and seasons — they need to see that flash of yellow. Out here on the practice fields, where coaches spend every August scrambling to simulate any game-like situation they’ll encounter on Saturdays, Odom wants the officials to play their role, too. That’s why a full crew is on the field every time the Tigers Please see MIZZOU, Page B2

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Taggart not the only coach on a hot seat BY RALPH D. RUSSO

Washington U. is ranked No. 3 in country Women’s soccer team was 21-1 last season BY JOE LYONS

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The Washington University women’s soccer team has been ranked third nationally to open the season by the United Soccer Coaches. The Bears are behind two-time defending NCAA Division III champion Williams College of Massachusetts and last year’s runner-up, Middlebury College of Vermont. It’s a lofty perch for the Bears, who posted a school-best 21-1 record a year ago while setting or tying single-season records for wins (21), unbeaten streak (21), winning streak (21), fewest

goals allowed (6), shutouts (16) and winning percentage (.955). That squad was led by Maggie Crist, the first three-time All-American in program history. She was joined on the U.S. Soccer Coaches Association AllAmerica team by fellow seniors Darcy Cunningham, a two-time honoree, and Hannah Mennard. This year’s captain, senior forward Taylor Cohen, was a second-team honoree. D3Soccer.com honorees had Christ as a first-team All-America selection, with Cunningham and Mennard on the second team. “Last year’s seniors were a special group that enjoyed an

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Taylor Cohen returns for her senior season at Washington University as Please see WASH U, Page B2 a captain who has scored 37 goals and assisted on 20 during her career.

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Can a coach really be on the “hot seat” in Year 2? We might find out this season at Florida State. Willie Taggart is trying to turn things around after a rough debut with the Seminoles, who failed to make a bowl game for the first time since 1981. Taggart walked into a bigger clean up job than he expected, but he owns that 5-7 record. Finances alone would likely make firing Taggart untenable after this season. He would be owed about $17 million. Florida State needs to show some obvious progress and that should be enough to keep Taggart around for 2020. But what if things get worse in Tallahassee, like 4-8 or 3-9? Please see COACHES, Page B3

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DIGEST Clippers talking to Lue about joining staff Tyronn Lue, who coached Cleveland to the 2016 NBA championship, is engaged in talks with the Los Angeles Clippers about joining coach Doc Rivers’ staff as a top assistant, a hiring that is considered likely to happen, a person with knowledge of the discussions confirmed to The Times. Such a move would reunite Lue with Rivers, a close friend who jump-started Lue’s coaching career, and Lue with a Clippers team he observed often last season (following his firing in Cleveland) as part of an informal role in which he provided observations to Rivers. Cleveland fired Lue last season after an 0-6 start, and Rivers defended Lue at the time, calling the decision “awful.” Lue, who was born in Mexico, Mo., has a 128-83 career record as a head coach. By December, the Clippers added Lue via an informal role that involved Lue, 42, spending time around the Clippers and providing his thoughts to Rivers. (Los Angeles Times)

practice in full pads during preseason camp. The crew consists of local officials who work games at various levels around the area. Their job on the practice fields: Keep it real. “They call it as close to a game as they can, and then we can go teach off of the that (call),” Odom said. “Just like a game day you’re not going to agree with every call, but it’s mindful for us to be able to know that those are the things that we’ve got to have in our favor.” “I hate it myself because I hate seeing yellow flags,” cornerbacks coach David Gibbs said, “but the players are trying to learn. You don’t always agree with the call and everybody gets heated in the battle of competition, but it’s good for the players.” With football officiating under increased scrutiny — and the job as difficult as it’s ever been — Odom’s proactive approach reflects a new broad-based strategy across the Southeastern Conference to enhance transparency and accountability when it comes to enforcing the game’s rulebook. In May, the conference sent its full roster of referees to the SEC’s spring meetings in Destin, Fla., to meet with the head coaches to talk all things officiating. This month, the SEC is dispatching full officiating crews to all 14 teams to visit with players and coaches during preseason camp. An SEC crew spent three days in Columbia last week. “It was awesome,” Odom said. “They taught in position meetings. They taught in our staff meetings and they had video to back things up with all the new rules.” “It was very educating,” Missouri cornerback DeMarkus Acy said. Last fall, the SEC hired Deloitte’s multinational consulting firm to conduct an external review of the league’s entire officiating process. This season, every SEC game will be equipped with a sideline monitor for officials to review plays and communicate with the stadium replay booth and the conference video center in Birmingham, Ala. Similar to the NFL, the league has also launched a Twitter account to address game officiating (@SECOfficiating) and a web page featuring videos, interviews and literature on the topic. At last month’s SEC media days in Hoover, Ala., the league held multiple sessions with reporters to explain the inner workings of

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New Mizzou cornerbacks coach David Gibbs hates seeing the yellow flags in practice but says the players need to learn. the officiating process, including how officials are graded and ranked based on their weekly performances along with the daily breakdown of the league’s in-season officiating regimen. For example, every Monday and Tuesday the league sends teams voice-over video explanations of any disputed call that’s submitted to the league office for review. Those reviews stay confidential, but this fall the league will feature a public voice to explain rulings on the field. Last week, the SEC announced that recently retired official Matt Austin will appear on ESPN and SEC Network as the league’s officiating analyst during game broadcasts and SEC Network studio shows. “Gaining clarity of the rules has become a vital part of the viewing experience,” ESPN senior vice president of production Lee Fitting said. “Officials just like coaches and players are human, and our elusive goal of perfection will remain elusive,” SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said in Hoover. “Yet we’re not going to become complacent and will continue to seek this effort, this expectation of perfection through constant improvement.” More than ever, officiating is under fire in football. Bigger and better TVs give fans the luxury of slow motion replay, and social media becomes an instant megaphone to express outrage over missed calls and debatable penalties. Combine those realities of modern technology with a game that’s never moved faster — and ruled by a thicker playbook — and scrutiny reaches a fever pitch every Saturday. That’s what the SEC is up against — and trying to fight off

with these new measures. “We have honorable people working our games,” SEC coordinator of officials Steve Shaw said in Hoover. “A reality of my job, mistakes are going to be made, but what I want you to know (is) that we’re going to work incessantly to correct those mistakes and hopefully prevent them from happening at all. That’s our job.” “We understand we’re under incredible scrutiny,” he said. “The world is changing.” No player in the SEC knows the sting of controversial officiating decisions more than Acy. As the game clock turned to zeroes last Oct. 27 against Kentucky, Acy was flagged for pass interference in the end zone, even though it was Wildcats receiver Ahmad Wagner who clearly delivered the most contact, trying to twist off Acy’s head like a bottlecap. The Wildcats were rewarded an untimed down, which they used to score the game-winning touchdown. Odom discussed the penalty with Shaw after the game — he publicly declined to discuss how that conversation went — but insisted Acy defended the play with perfect form. The SEC’s latest measures won’t reverse that fateful play, but a year later, Odom appreciates the efforts he’s seen this offseason. Officials, he said, have “one of the hardest jobs there is,” he said. “Maybe I shouldn’t say this, but I think our league sets the standard on what officiating is,” he added. “Steve Shaw and Commissioner Sankey, those guys are working together to make that area better for our game.” Dave Matter @dave_matter on Twitter dmatter@post-dispatch.com

Halep avoids upset in Ohio tennis: Simona Halep wasn’t sure how her left foot would feel. After dropping her first set but feeling no pain, she dug in and advanced at the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio. The fourth-seeded Halep had no problems with her left Achilles as she rallied to beat Ekaterina Alexandrova 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 on Wednesday, one week after she dropped out of the Rogers Cup quarterfinals because of the injury. Top-seeded Ashleigh Barty beat Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-1. Also, No. 2 seed Naomi Osaka beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-2. There were more upsets in the men’s bracket, leaving four qualifiers in the round of 16. The most notable qualifier upset came from Yoshihito Nishioka, who knocked off sixth-seeded Kei Nishikori 7-6 (2), 6-4 in a matchup of Japan’s top players. Qualifiers Miomir Kecmanovic and Andrey Rublev also advanced, joining qualifier Pablo Carreno Busta, who beat John Isner in his second-round match a day earlier. Kecmanovic beat seventh-seeded Alexander Zverev 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-4, and Rublev beat Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-4. (AP) Liverpool wins Super Cup: Backup goalkeeper Adrian was Liverpool’s penalty shootout hero as they beat Chelsea on penalties to win the Super Cup and kick off a new European season in Istanbul. After Champions League holder Liverpool and Europa League winner Chelsea finished extra time at 2-2, Adrian made the crucial save with his leg to deny Tammy Abraham and give his team a 5-4 win on penalties. (AP) Vandy to sell alcohol at games: Vanderbilt plans to conduct alcohol sales for home football games this season. Athletics director Malcolm Turner announced the new policy Wednesday. Vanderbilt will sell beer in public areas of the stadium. Wine will be available to fans in premium seating. Southeastern Conference chancellors and school presidents voted in May to give league members the autonomy to decide whether to sell beer and wine at sporting events. A few other SEC schools including Arkansas, LSU, Missouri and Texas A&M have since announced plans for alcohol sales at football games. (AP) Red Wings get Erne from Lightning: The Detroit Red Wings have acquired forward Adam Erne from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a fourth-round pick in the 2020 draft. The 24-year-old Erne had seven goals and 20 points in 65 games for the Lightning last season and was among team leaders with 159 hits last season. The native of New Haven, Conn., has 13 career goals and 14 assists in 114 games over three seasons. (AP)

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incredible amount of success,” said head coach Jim Conlon, whose staff, which also included assistants Rebekah Roller, Theresa Kaiser and Emily Bozdeck, was honored by the the U.S. Soccer Coaches as the Division III Staff of the Year. Entering his 12th season at Washington U., Conlon has gone 190-36-16 there, posting a winning percentage of .818. The Bears have been especially dominant over the last four years, going 77-8-5 while winning four University Athletic Association titles and making three Final Four appearances. Washington U. won the DIII title in 2016, finished second in 2015 and reached the semifinals last year. “The last four seasons have been special and that group will always be a part of us,” Conlon said. “But in athletics at this level, you always have to be prepared to move on. I’m extremely excited about this team and its potential. It’s a young group, but it’s also a very talented group. At this point, we’re still trying to figure out how we’re going to play, but I definitely see a great deal of potential.”

The lone returning senior starter, Cohen, is a captain and the leader of the Bear’s attack. A year ago, she scored 15 goals, including seven game-winners, and assisted on nine other goals. “Taylor’s been a key player for us for several seasons,” Conlon said. In 61 career games and 49 starts, Cohen has 37 goals and 20 assists. Joining Cohen up top will be some combination of a group that includes sophomores Marissa Kalkar (three goals, four assists) and Ariana Miles (four goals, six assists) and junior Ellie DeConnick (two goals, one assist). In the midfield, Conlon is counting on junior Kristen Reikersdorfer (two goals, one assist) and sophomores Jess Shapiro (three goals, one assist) and Erin Flynn (five goals, eight assists) to set a tone. Flynn is a transplanted forward. The coach also expects several incoming freshmen to contribute in the middle of the field. “We have a number of recruits who should be able to help us right away,” Conlon said. The Bears should again be solid defensively. Junior Emma Greenfield returns for her third season in goal; in her career, she’s 34-3 and been involved in 29 shutouts. Her career goals-against is 0.31. “We know we can count on

Emma,” the coach said. The backfield is similarly talented, returning sophomore Gabbie Cesarone, who played in all 22 games and was named to the NCAA all-tournament team last year, in the middle and junior starter Katy Mockett on the outside. “We have to find another starter back there, but we have plenty of good options,” Conlon said. With Cohen studying abroad after last season, the sophomores and juniors from last year’s squad benefited from a full spring of workouts without any senior starters around. “These players, as much as they enjoyed last season with the veteran players around, are excited about getting their chance to step up and fill new roles now,” Conlon said. “It’s always a challenge, bringing players from so many different backgrounds together on a team, but we’re talking about a group of young women who very motivated, in the classroom and on the soccer field. “I know they’re looking forward to the new season and I know I’m very excited to see what they’ll be able to accomplish.” Joe Lyons @joelyonspd on Twitter jlyons@post-dispatch.com


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CHANGING OF THE GUARD Michigan, Nebraska look set to make strides in Big Ten ERIC OLSON

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he power structure in the Big Ten could be in for a shakeup. Jim Harbaugh enters his fifth season at Michigan overdue for a breakthrough, and two-time defending conference champion Ohio State is transitioning from Urban Meyer to Ryan Day and re-

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placing a first-round NFL draft pick at quarterback. Momentum Nebraska built during the second half of last season is expected to carry over into Scott Frost’s second season. Wisconsin ceded control of the West with five losses in 2018, and the division is considered wide open with six teams capable of making it to Indianapolis for the Big Ten title game. Michigan was in position last season to win its first conference title since 2004 and make the College Football Playoff for the first time before embarrassing losses to Ohio State and Florida sent Har-

baugh into the offseason looking for answers. The offense returns quarterback Shea Patterson, four starting offensive linemen and an experienced group of receivers. Most important, new coordinator Josh Gattis promises to jazz up the offense with a fast-paced system featuring run-pass options. The defense lost two first-round draft picks, but there’s plenty of returning talent. Harbaugh doesn’t disagree with those who pick the Wolverines to win the East and the league. “I think that’s where I would pick us,” he said.

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Why? “I feel like our team is in a really good place,” he said. “Young, enthusiastic team with players with a lot of good experience. I feel really good about our coaching staff. I feel like it’s good, it’s tight and we’re proceeding on a daily basis to make it even tighter, even better.” Nebraska, coming off a 4-8 season, brings back one of the nation’s most dynamic young quarterbacks in Adrian Martinez. Scoring never has been a problem for a Frost team, whether at Central Florida or Nebraska. The biggest question is whether the

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The favorites East: Michigan. The optimism is tied to QB Shea Patterson returning as one of eight starters on offense, a handful of starters coming back on defense and a potentially favorable schedule. Rivalry games against Ohio State, Notre Dame and Michigan State all will be at the Big House. West: Nebraska. The return of QB Adrian Martinez, a defense expected to be better and a favorable schedule have the Cornhuskers poised for a solid season.

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Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez runs from Iowa linebacker Nick Niemann for a touchdown during their game last season in Iowa City, Iowa.

Top players Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin: The returning Doak Walker Award winner led the nation with 2,194 yards rushing. Rondale Moore, WR/KR, Purdue: He set school single-game and season records for all-purpose yards and was the first Big Ten true freshman to make first-team All-America. Adrian Martinez, QB, Nebraska: He is coming off the most prolific freshman season in program history. Chase Young, DE, Ohio State: He is looking to become the second Buckeye, and first since Mike Vrabel in 1994 and 1995, to record double-digit sacks in multiple seasons. Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State: He is coming off a breakthrough season in which he had 20 tackles for loss. Joe Bachie, LB, Michigan State: He has made at least 100 tackles two straight seasons.

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Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson celebrates his touchdown run during a game last season in Ann Arbor.

defense can improve on its No. 94 national ranking. The Huskers benefit from a schedule that has them playing at home against Ohio State, defending West champion Northwestern, Wisconsin and Iowa. “Nebraska is one of the teams that for a long time was one of the blue bloods of college football and winning as many game as anybody. That wasn’t built overnight. It’s not going to be built overnight again,” Frost said. “I have a strong sense that we’re way ahead of where we were a year ago, and I think we’ll keep improving from here.”

The Big Ten champion has not made the College Football Playoff since 2015, and the conference hasn’t had a team included since a one-loss Ohio State got the nod over two-loss champion Penn State in 2016. Ohio State was passed over in 2018 because of a 29-point loss at Purdue and in 2017 because of a 31-point loss at Iowa. There’s been chatter about realigning the Big Ten divisions to create greater competitive balance. East teams have won all five league titles since the East-West split, though it was two teams from the West that caused Ohio State to miss the playoff the last two years.

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Forgotten Wildcats? Northwestern won its first West title in 2018, came from behind to beat Utah in the Holiday Bowl and Pat Fitzgerald was named coach of the year. And the Wildcats once again are picked middleof-the-pack in the West. “We’re not great clickbait, I guess, so picking us first isn’t real sexy,” Fitzgerald said. “But we’ll just earn it. ... We’ll just continue to do that and control what we can control. But yeah, it’s always fun to read this time of year how we stink.”

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Florida State leadership could be facing a difficult decision. The heat might be turned up elsewhere, too. CLAY HELTON, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Helton avoided the ax after the Trojans went 5-7 last season, much to the chagrin of a good chunk of the fan base. That might not have happened if USC had a more experienced athletics director and a university president in place at the time, but the school’s general dysfunction provided Helton a chance to fix the issues with a staff makeover. Most notably, Graham Harrell was brought in as offensive coordinator. Helton went 21-6 with a Rose Bowl victory and Pac12 title in his first two full seasons as USC coach, but his job status is one of the stories to follow this season. How many victories will it

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excited. In lieu of victories, a coaching change is the alternative. Budget issues at New Mexico probably bought Davie an eighth season, but after consecutive 3-9 seasons, another clunker is not likely to be written off.

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Clay Helton went 21-6 with a Rose Bowl victory and Pac-12 title in his first two full seasons as USC coach, but his job status is one of the stories of the 2019 season. take for him to keep the gig? Eight? Nine? 10!? Every week will be a referendum on the state of the Trojans, who face maybe the most challenging first six games

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LOVIE SMITH, ILLINOIS and CHRIS ASH, RUTGERS Smith is 9-27 with four Big Ten victories in three seasons, though the program has taken baby steps forward. Ash is 7-29 with three con- Smith ference victories, but the Scarlet Knights regressed to 1-11 last year. Similarly, both work for ADs with a strong desire to NOT change coaches. Another baby step for Illinois

could keep Smith safe. That might not be enough for Ash, but this probably isn’t a straight bowl-or-bust situation in New Jersey either. BOB DAVIE, NEW MEXICO and TONY SANCHEZ, UNLV A couple of Mountain West coaches who have likely exhausted the patience of their schools. UNLV made it clear after last season the Rebels need to go bowling in Sanchez’s fifth season. The program can’t move into a shiny new NFL stadium in 2020 without something to get fans

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GUS MALZAHN, AUBURN Only at Auburn would a coach with a 53-27 record, entering the second season of a seven-year, $49 million deal, be on the hot seat. Well, maybe not only at Auburn, but it’s a pretty short list of schools where support is this mercurial. Malzahn is retaking control of play-calling in the hopes it will revive the offense. The Tigers have been one of the most difficult teams in the country to predict in recent years. Fittingly, the same can be said of Malzahn’s long-term job security.


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

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L 50 55 58 58 75 L 55 56 58 63 70 L 41 60 61 64 67

Pct .587 .542 .517 .513 .370 Pct .534 .533 .521 .471 .417 Pct .664 .504 .496 .467 .446

GB — 5½ 8½ 9 26 GB — — 1½ 7½ 14 GB — 19½ 20½ 24 26½

WC — — 1½ 2 19 WC — — 1½ 7½ 14 WC — 3 4 7½ 10

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

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

Home 33-25 34-25 36-26 34-21 24-39 Home 34-23 41-19 36-26 33-28 24-32 Home 48-16 27-28 29-33 29-33 30-29

Away 38-25 31-30 26-32 27-37 20-36 Away 29-32 23-37 27-32 23-35 26-38 Away 33-25 34-32 31-28 27-31 24-38

Tuesday’s results Philadelphia 4, Chicago Cubs 2 Minnesota 7, Milwaukee 5 Washington 3, Cincinnati 1 Arizona 9, Colorado 3 L.A. Dodgers 15, Miami 1 San Francisco 3, Oakland 2 Atlanta 5, N.Y. Mets 3 Pittsburgh 10, L.A. Angels 7 St. Louis 2, Kansas City 0 Tampa Bay 7, San Diego 5 Wednesday’s results St. Louis 6, Kansas City 0 Washington 17, Cincinnati 7 Milwaukee 6, Minnesota 5 Philadelphia 11, Chicago Cubs 1 Colorado 7, Arizona 6 L.A. Dodgers 9, Miami 1 San Diego 7, Tampa Bay 2 L.A. Angels 7, Pittsburgh 4 Oakland 9, San Francisco 5 N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, (n) Today’s games L.A. Dodgers (Buehler 10-2) at Miami (Smith 7-6), 2:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Darvish 4-6) at Philadelphia (Smyly 2-6), 6:05 p.m. St. Louis (Wacha 6-5) at Cincinnati (Gray 7-6), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Stroman 6-11) at Atlanta (Teheran 7-7), 6:20 p.m. San Francisco (Rodriguez 4-6) at Arizona (Young 4-2), 8:40 p.m.

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

W 81 71 64 51 39 W 72 72 54 43 36 W 78 68 60 59 49

L 41 51 59 73 82 L 48 49 65 78 81 L 43 52 60 63 72

Pct .664 .582 .520 .411 .322 Pct .600 .595 .454 .355 .308 Pct .645 .567 .500 .484 .405

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WC — — 7½ 21 31½ WC — — 15½ 27½ 32½ WC — 2 10 12 21½

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

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

Home 47-18 31-28 30-32 24-37 18-43 Home 36-26 39-26 30-31 23-37 17-42 Home 43-15 37-23 35-22 30-30 27-36

Away 34-23 40-23 34-27 27-36 21-39 Away 36-22 33-23 24-34 20-41 19-39 Away 35-28 31-29 25-38 29-33 22-36

Tuesday’s results Houston 6, Chi White Sox 2, 1st Chi White Sox 4, Houston 1, 2nd N.Y. Yankees 8, Baltimore 3 Minnesota 7, Milwaukee 5 Toronto 3, Texas 0 San Francisco 3, Oakland 2 Seattle 11, Detroit 6 Pittsburgh 10, L.A. Angels 7 St. Louis 2, Kansas City 0 Tampa Bay 7, San Diego 5 Boston 7, Cleveland 6 (10) Wednesday’s results Texas 7, Toronto 3 San Diego 7, Tampa Bay 2 N.Y. Yankees 6, Baltimore 5 Oakland 9, San Francisco 5 Boston 5, Cleveland 1 Detroit 3, Seattle 2 Chicago White Sox 13, Houston 9 St. Louis 6, Kansas City 0 Milwaukee 6, Minnesota 5 L.A. Angels 7, Pittsburgh 4 Today’s games Seattle (Milone 1-7) at Detroit (Turnbull 3-10), 12:10 p.m. Cleveland (Plutko 4-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Green 2-3), 6:05 p.m. Minnesota (Smeltzer 1-2) at Texas (Payano 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Lopez 7-9) at L.A. Angels (Heaney 1-3), 9:07 p.m. Houston (Sanchez 5-14) at Oakland (Fiers 11-3), 9:07 p.m.

AROUND THE MAJORS

Arrieta admits season may be over PHILADELPHIA — Phillies right-hander Jake Arrieta said he’s likely going to have season-ending surgery soon because of a bone spur in his pitching elbow. Arrieta (8-8 with a 4.64 ERA) has been pitching through pain for several starts but his inability to go more than five innings led him to shut it down. He’s scheduled for an MRI today and will determine his course of action afterward. Zach Eflin will rejoin the starting rotation and take Arrieta’s spot on Saturday.

Mets place McNeil on injured list ATLANTA — New York placed All-Star Jeff McNeil on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday and recalled infielder Rubén Tejada from Triple-A Syracuse. Mets manager Mickey Callaway said McNeil suffered a “fairly mild” left hamstring strain when trying to beat out an infield grounder in the ninth inning of Tuesday night’s 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves. “That is good news,” Callaway said. “The bottom line is we’re still going to miss him.” McNeil, the Mets’ leadoff hitter, is batting .332 with 15 homers and 55 RBIs. This is his second IL stint with a left hamstring injury this season. He missed about two weeks, from May 23 to June 4, with his previous injury. BRIEFLY GIANTS: San Francisco placed infielder Pablo Sandoval (right elbow inflammation) on the 10-day injured list and activated outfielder Alex Dickerson (oblique). PIRATES: Pittsburgh pitcher Jameson Taillon (2-3, 4.20 ERA) will miss the 2020 season after undergoing reconstructive surgery on his right elbow for a second time. RAYS: Tampa Bay placed starting outfielder Avisail Garcia (oblique strain) on the 10-day IL. INDIANS: Cuban-born Cleveland outfielder Yasiel Puig posted on social media that he has become a U.S. citizen. —Wire reports

STAT OF THE DAY

14

With his solo shot in the seventh inning Wednesday against the host Washington Nationals, Cincinnati Reds outfielder Aristides Aquino, 25, became the fastest player to hit nine career home runs, doing so in only 14 games. The record had belonged to the Colorado Rockies’ Trevor Story, who had eight homers in his first 14 career games in 2016. — MLB.com

Nationals unload, sweep away Reds ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — Anthony Rendon, Kurt Suzuki and Adam Eaton hit homers in a 10-run fifth that included an RBI single from Stephen Strasburg, and the Washington Nationals tacked on another six runs in the next inning of what became a 17-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, completing a three-game series sweep. This marked the first time since the Nationals moved from Montreal in 2005 that every member of the team’s lineup scored in a single inning. The NL wild card DAVID ZALUBOWSKI, ASSOCIATED PRESS leaders broke loose against Trevor Bauer for their big- Rockies slugger Nolan Arenado celebrates his game-winning two-run home run in the ninth gest inning of the season; inning off Diamondbacks reliever Archie Bradley on Wednesday afternoon in Denver. they scored 11 in an inning at Colorado in 2017. breaking grand slam in the Los Angeles beat host Mi- split of their two-game Bay eighth inning and host Chi- ami. Rookie Edwin Rios hit Area series. PHILLIES 11, CUBS 1: J.T. cago edged Houston to win his first two major league Realmuto hit a grand slam, the season series from the homers for Los Angeles. PADRES 7, RAYS 2: Rookie Bryce Harper went deep AL West leader. Cal Quantrill produced his twice and host Philadelphia BREWERS 6, TWINS 5: first major league hit and crushed Chicago in former RED SOX 5, INDIANS 1: Rafael Rookie Trent Grisham hit a RBI with a single to right manager Charlie Manuel’s Devers homered and singled, three-run homer off Sergio and was solid pitching into first game as hitting coach, extending his hit streak to Romo in the eighth inning, the sixth inning as host San ruining Cole Hamels’ return eight straight at-bats, and and host Milwaukee rallied Diego beat Tampa Bay. to his original club. Xander Bogaerts connected to beat Minnesota. for two homers to lead BosRANGERS 7, BLUE JAYS 3: YANKEES 6, ORIOLES 5: Gary ton over host Cleveland. The TIGERS 3, MARINERS 2: Kolby Allard pitched 52/3 Sanchez hit a three-run MLB record for consecutive Victor Reyes hit a two-run innings for the victory, homer and AL East-leading hits is 12, most recently ac- single in the second inning Elvis Andrus had four hits host New York beat Balti- complished by Detroit’s and host Detroit held on to and two RBIs and Texas beat Seattle. beat host Toronto to avoid more for the 16th straight Walt Dropo in 1952. time this season, making the a three-game sweep. Orioles the first big league DODGERS 9, MARLINS 1: ATHLETICS 9, GIANTS 5: team eliminated from divi- Clayton Kershaw struck Matt Chapman hit two ROCKIES 7, DIAMONDBACKS out the first seven batters home runs and Homer Bai- 6: Nolan Arenado hit a twosion title contention. he faced and matched a sea- ley pitched seven scoreless run homer in the ninth inWHITE SOX 13, ASTROS 9: son high with 10 strikeouts innings to lead Oakland over ning to give host Colorado James McCann hit a tie- in seven shutout innings as host San Francisco and a a victory over Arizona.

BOX SCORES Rangers 7, Blue Jays 3

Texas AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Choo dh 3 0 0 0 2 2 .267 Santana 1b 5 3 2 3 0 1 .311 Andrus ss 5 0 4 2 0 0 .285 Calhoun lf 4 0 0 0 1 0 .268 Mazara rf 4 2 2 1 0 0 .266 Odor 2b 5 0 0 0 0 1 .204 Kiner-Falefa 3b 3 1 1 0 2 1 .231 DeShields cf 3 1 1 1 2 2 .255 Trevino c 5 0 0 0 0 2 .150 Totals 37 7 10 7 7 9 Toronto AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Bichette ss 5 0 1 0 0 2 .365 Biggio 2b 3 0 1 0 2 1 .207 Guerrero Jr. dh 5 0 0 0 0 1 .272 Grichuk rf 3 1 1 0 1 2 .241 Hernandez cf 3 1 0 0 1 3 .223 Tellez 1b 3 1 1 0 0 0 .228 Drury 3b 4 0 0 1 0 1 .227 Fisher lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .202 Jansen c 4 0 2 1 0 1 .216 Totals 34 3 6 2 4 13 Texas 010 301 110 — 7 10 1 Toronto 000 102 000 — 3 6 0 E — Odor (10). LOB — Texas 11, Toronto 9. 2B — Santana (20), Andrus (23), Mazara (24), Bichette (12), Biggio (10). 3B — Grichuk (3). HR — Mazara (17), off Ramirez; Santana (19), off Ramirez. RBIs — Santana 3 (53), Andrus 2 (57), Mazara (60), DeShields (23), Drury (38), Jansen (41). SB — Andrus 2 (25), Kiner-Falefa (2), DeShields (16). Texas IP H R ER BB SO ERA Allard, W, 1-0 52/3 4 3 3 3 5 4.50 1 /3 2 0 0 0 1 1.59 Clase, H, 1 Montero, H, 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 1.50 Leclerc 1 0 0 0 1 3 4.27 Toronto IP H R ER BB SO ERA Reid-Foley, L, 2-3 31/3 4 3 3 3 3 3.00 1 /3 1 1 1 0 1 8.53 Boshers Godley 21/3 2 1 1 2 2 6.42 Ramirez 12/3 3 2 2 0 3 5.59 Shafer 11/3 0 0 0 2 0 2.05 WP — Clase, Leclerc. T — 3:22. Att. — 34,666

White Sox 13, Astros 9 Houston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Springer dh 6 1 1 0 0 1 .297 Altuve 2b 5 3 3 2 0 0 .307 Brantley rf-lf 5 2 4 0 0 0 .328 Bregman 3b 5 0 2 3 0 0 .277 Alvarez lf 4 0 0 1 1 1 .339 Reddick pr-rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 Correa ss 2 0 0 0 3 0 .286 Gurriel 1b 4 2 3 3 1 0 .306 Chirinos c 3 0 1 0 0 2 .232 Diaz ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 Maldonado c 1 0 0 0 0 1 .210 Marisnick cf 5 1 1 0 0 2 .249 Totals 41 9 15 9 5 7 Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Jay rf 5 0 1 0 0 1 .285 Cordell rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 Anderson ss 5 2 4 1 0 0 .323 Abreu 1b 3 1 2 2 1 0 .276 McCann c 5 2 2 4 0 1 .288 Jimenez lf 5 3 2 1 0 0 .240 Castillo dh 3 1 2 2 1 0 .204 Goins 3b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .284 Engel cf 4 1 1 0 0 2 .222 Sanchez 2b 2 3 1 1 1 0 .246 Totals 36 13 15 11 3 7 Houston 112 001 220 — 9 15 2 Chicago 042 101 14x — 13 15 1 E — Miley (1), Gurriel (7), Abreu (7). LOB — Houston 10, Chicago 4. 2B — Brantley 2 (35), Bregman (24), Marisnick (16), Anderson 2 (20), Abreu (27), Jimenez (10), Castillo (7). HR — Gurriel (24), off Detwiler; Gurriel (25), off Cordero; Altuve (22), off Marshall; Jimenez (20), off Harris; McCann (13), off Pressly. RBIs — Altuve 2 (54), Bregman 3 (77), Alvarez (52), Gurriel 3 (84), Anderson (40), Abreu 2 (86), McCann 4 (42), Jimenez (46), Castillo 2 (21), Sanchez (28). SF — Abreu. S — Sanchez. DP — Houston 2; Chicago 2. Houston IP H R ER BB SO ERA Miley 31/3 9 7 3 1 1 3.11 McHugh 21/3 1 1 1 1 3 5.14 1 Smith /3 1 0 0 0 0 1.80 Harris 1 1 1 1 0 1 1.76 Pressly, L, 2-3 1 3 4 4 1 2 2.66 Chicago IP H R ER BB SO ERA Detwiler 42/3 6 4 4 2 3 5.63 Cordero 11/3 3 2 2 0 1 4.50 Bummer, H, 15 1 3 1 1 1 1 1.72 Marshall, BS, 3-3 1/3 2 2 2 0 0 2.73 Osich 0 1 0 0 0 0 5.66 Colome, W, 4-2 12/3 0 0 0 2 2 2.30 T — 3:30. Att. — 18,899

Red Sox 5, Indians 1 Boston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Betts rf 5 1 1 0 0 2 .281 Devers 3b 4 2 2 1 1 0 .327 Bogaerts ss 4 2 3 4 1 0 .308 Martinez dh 5 0 0 0 0 3 .308 Benintendi lf 4 0 2 0 0 0 .287 Travis 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .269 Hernandez 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .333 Vazquez c 4 0 2 0 0 0 .279 Bradley Jr. cf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .219 Totals 38 5 12 5 2 11 Cleveland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Lindor ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 .303 Mercado cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .270 Santana 1b 2 0 0 0 2 1 .287 Ramirez 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .246 Reyes dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .242 G.Allen lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .238 Freeman 2b 3 0 1 0 0 2 .260 Plawecki c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .217 Naquin rf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .280 Totals 31 1 4 0 3 6 Boston 002 000 300 — 5 12 2 Cleveland 001 000 000 — 1 4 0 E — Devers (19), Bogaerts (11). LOB — Boston 8, Cleveland 7. 2B — Betts (31), Benintendi (36). HR — Devers (25), off Bieber; Bogaerts (26), off Bieber; Bogaerts (27), off Goody. RBIs — Devers (94), Bogaerts 4 (92). CS — Hernandez (1). DP — Boston 1. Boston IP H R ER BB SO ERA Johnson 22/3 2 1 0 2 1 6.45 1 Walden /3 0 0 0 0 0 3.39 Hernandez, H, 1 12/3 1 0 0 1 1 3.72 1 Taylor, H, 4 /3 0 0 0 0 0 3.27 Eovaldi, W, 1-0 2 1 0 0 0 2 5.77 Cashner 1 0 0 0 0 1 4.76 Workman 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.96 Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO ERA Bieber, L, 12-5 6 7 2 2 1 7 3.27 2 Goody /3 2 3 3 1 1 2.15 1 L.Allen 2 /3 3 0 0 0 3 6.18 T — 3:18. Att. — 29,535

Yankees 6, Orioles 5

Baltimore AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Alberto 3b 5 1 1 0 0 1 .318 Mancini 1b 3 2 0 0 2 0 .274 Santander rf 5 0 0 0 0 4 .297 Nunez dh 5 2 5 2 0 0 .246 Ruiz pr-dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 Villar 2b 4 0 2 2 1 1 .269 Severino c 2 0 1 1 1 0 .263 Sisco ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 1 .215 Peterson lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .236 Wilkerson cf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .227 Martin ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .189 Totals 36 5 10 5 5 11 New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Gardner cf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .256 Judge rf 4 1 0 0 0 3 .263 Urshela 3b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .335 Gregorius ss 4 1 1 1 0 0 .261 Sanchez c 3 2 3 3 1 0 .235 Torres dh 4 1 1 0 0 0 .282 Tauchman lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .295 Ford 1b 3 0 1 2 0 0 .171 Estrada 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .264 Totals 31 6 7 6 3 6 Baltimore 101 000 300 — 5 10 0 New York 400 002 00x — 6 7 0 LOB — Baltimore 9, New York 4. 2B — Alberto (16), Nunez (21), Villar (27), Torres (20). HR — Sanchez (26), off Bundy. RBIs — Nunez 2 (68), Villar 2 (54), Severino (30), Gregorius (36), Sanchez 3 (63), Ford 2 (8). DP — New York 1. Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO ERA Bundy, L, 5-13 52/3 5 6 6 2 4 5.25 2 Bleier /3 1 0 0 1 0 5.89 2 Armstrong /3 0 0 0 0 1 5.27 Givens 1 1 0 0 0 1 4.63 New York IP H R ER BB SO ERA Happ, W, 10-7 5 6 2 2 3 6 5.40 Cessa, H, 4 12/3 2 3 3 1 1 4.33 1 Ottavino, H, 25 /3 1 0 0 0 1 1.70 Britton, H, 25 1 0 0 0 1 1 2.17 Chapman, S, 33-38 1 1 0 0 0 2 2.45 WP — Bundy, Ottavino. T — 2:56. Att. — 43,909

Brewers 6, Twins 5

Minnesota AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Garver c 5 1 1 1 0 1 .266 Polanco ss 4 0 1 2 1 1 .294 Sano 3b 4 1 1 1 1 2 .237 Rosario lf 4 1 1 1 1 0 .286 Cron 1b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .259 Gonzalez rf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .253 Kepler cf 2 1 0 0 2 0 .258 Schoop 2b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .252 Gibson p 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 Adrianza ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .289 Arraez ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .348 Totals 31 5 6 5 7 9 Milwaukee AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Grisham lf 4 2 2 3 1 1 .314 Grandal c 3 0 1 0 2 0 .253 Yelich rf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .329 Hiura 2b 4 1 2 1 1 0 .307 Moustakas 3b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .258 Cain cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .248 Thames 1b 4 0 3 2 0 0 .256 Arcia ss 2 0 0 0 0 1 .227 Gamel ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .239 Braun ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 .278 Gonzalez p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 H.Perez ss 3 1 1 0 0 1 .239 Totals 36 6 11 6 4 8 Minnesota 201 200 000 — 5 6 2 Milwaukee 101 010 03x — 6 11 0 E — Polanco 2 (14). LOB — Minnesota 9, Milwaukee 10. 2B — Schoop (20), Moustakas (26), Thames (16). 3B — Adrianza (3). HR — Garver (23), off Gonzalez; Rosario (26), off Gonzalez; Sano (21), off Gonzalez; Grisham (2), off Romo. RBIs — Garver (50), Polanco 2 (58), Sano (47), Rosario (79), Grisham 3 (8), Hiura (33), Thames 2 (46). SB — Thames (3). S — Gibson. DP — Minnesota 1; Milwaukee 1. Minnesota IP H R ERBBSO ERA Gibson 5 8 3 3 3 3 4.28 Dyson, H, 19 1 1 0 0 0 2 3.35 May, H, 10 1 0 0 0 1 2 3.65 Romo, L, 2-1, BS, 2 2/3 2 3 2 0 1 3.60 1 Littell /3 0 0 0 0 0 3.91 Milwaukee IP H R ERBBSO ERA Gonzalez 32/3 5 5 5 4 5 3.81 Jeffress 11/3 0 0 0 0 2 4.62 Black 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.00 Guerra, W, 6-3 2 0 0 0 0 2 3.78 1 Claudio, H, 18 /3 0 0 0 0 0 4.04 2 Albers, S, 4-5 /3 0 0 0 3 0 3.86 T — 3:48. Att. — 41,077

Nationals 17, Reds 7

Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Winker cf 3 0 1 0 2 0 .269 Lorenzen cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 Votto 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .262 Farmer c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 Suarez 3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .258 Peraza 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 VanMeter lf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .283 Romano p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Hughes p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Aquino rf 5 2 2 1 0 0 .386 Galvis 2b 5 2 4 2 0 0 .274 J.Iglesias ss 5 1 1 1 0 2 .290 Barnhart c-1b 4 1 2 2 1 0 .223 Bauer p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .100 Ervin lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .349 Totals 41 7 13 6 3 6 Washington AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Turner ss 3 2 1 2 1 1 .293 Eaton rf 5 2 2 3 0 1 .284 Rendon 3b 4 2 2 2 0 1 .318 Dozier 2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 Soto lf 4 2 2 1 1 0 .290 Adams 1b 3 2 1 0 2 1 .244 Cabrera 2b-3b 5 2 3 3 0 1 .244 Suzuki c 5 2 2 4 0 1 .261 Robles cf 5 2 3 1 0 1 .244 Strasburg p 2 1 1 1 0 1 .161 Grace p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Guerra p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 38 17 17 17 4 9 Cincinnati 000 103 102 — 7 13 0 Washington 001 0106 00x — 17 17 0 LOB — Cincinnati 10, Washington 3. 2B — J.Iglesias (17), Eaton (18), Cabrera 2 (19), Robles (21). HR — Barnhart (9), off Strasburg; Aquino (9), off Guerra; Galvis (19), off Guerra; Eaton (8), off Bauer; Rendon (26), off Bauer; Suzuki (13), off Romano. RBIs — Aquino (17), Galvis 2 (56), J.Iglesias (46), Barnhart 2 (30), Turner 2 (35), Eaton 3 (32), Rendon 2 (92), Soto (79), Cabrera 3 (56), Suzuki 4 (47), Robles (49), Strasburg (8). SB — Soto (11), Robles (18). SF — Turner. S — Strasburg. DP — Cincinnati. Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO ERA Bauer, L, 10-9 41/3 8 9 9 2 4 4.12 2 /3 6 8 8 2 1 13.50 Romano Hughes 3 3 0 0 0 4 4.10 Washington IP H R ER BB SO ERA Strasburg, W, 15-5 52/3 7 4 4 3 4 3.82 1 /3 1 0 0 0 0 6.07 Grace Guerra, S, 2-2 3 5 3 3 0 2 4.88 T — 3:38. Att. — 23,596

Athletics 9, Giants 5

Oakland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Semien ss 5 0 1 1 0 2 .272 Grossman lf 5 2 3 2 0 1 .251 Chapman 3b 4 3 2 2 0 0 .255 Olson 1b 4 0 2 2 0 2 .257 Canha cf 4 1 1 0 1 3 .252 Piscotty rf 5 1 2 0 0 1 .252 Joseph 2b 4 0 1 1 0 0 .250 Herrmann c 4 1 1 0 0 0 .215 Garneau ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 1 .244 Bailey p 3 0 2 1 0 1 .400 Davis ph 0 1 0 0 1 0 .230 Totals 39 9 15 9 2 11 San Francisco AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Belt 1b 4 1 0 0 1 1 .227 Yastrzemski lf 3 1 1 3 1 0 .267 Longoria 3b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .249 Vogt c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .282 Gennett 2b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .225 Dickerson ph 1 0 0 1 0 0 .343 Pillar cf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .255 Crawford ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 .223 Slater rf 3 1 1 0 1 1 .261 Beede p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .148 Rickard ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .211 Solano 2b 2 0 0 0 0 1 .327 Totals 34 5 7 4 3 10 Oakland 112 002 012 — 9 15 0 San Francisco 000 000 050 — 5 7 0 LOB — Oakland 8, San Francisco 5. 2B — Grossman (18), Olson (16), Vogt (20), Slater (6). 3B — Semien (5). HR — Chapman (26), off Beede; Grossman (6), off Bergen; Chapman (27), off Gott; Yastrzemski (13), off Soria. RBIs — Semien (56), Grossman 2 (32), Chapman 2 (67), Olson 2 (54), Joseph (1), Bailey (1), Yastrzemski 3 (41), Dickerson (26). SF — Joseph. DP — San Francisco 2. Oakland IP H R ER BB SO ERA Bailey, W, 10-8 7 2 0 0 1 7 5.22 1 /3 2 4 4 2 0 4.97 Soria 1 /3 2 1 1 0 0 2.64 Petit, H, 21 Hendriks, S, 13-17 11/3 1 0 0 0 3 1.56 San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO ERA Beede, L, 3-7 4 8 4 4 0 5 5.77 Coonrod 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.93 Bergen 1 2 2 2 0 1 4.74 Gustave 1 0 0 0 0 2 1.86 Jerez 1 2 1 1 1 1 2.70 2 Gott /3 3 2 2 0 1 3.75 1 Suarez /3 0 0 0 0 1 7.58 T — 3:15. Att. — 39,511

Padres 7, Rays 2

Tampa Bay AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Sogard 2b 3 1 0 0 1 0 .306 Pham lf 4 1 2 2 0 0 .268 Choi 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .258 Brosseau ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 Meadows rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .283 d’Arnaud c 4 0 2 0 0 0 .245 Duffy 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .262 Adames ss 3 0 2 0 0 1 .249 Heredia cf 2 0 0 0 0 2 .225 Beeks p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Aguilar 1b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .247 Totals 31 2 6 2 1 7 San Diego AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Margot cf 4 1 1 0 1 0 .248 Myers lf 4 1 1 1 1 2 .230 Machado 3b 5 0 1 0 0 2 .263 Renfroe rf 5 0 0 0 0 3 .234 Hosmer 1b 3 2 2 1 1 0 .287 Mejia c 3 2 2 0 1 1 .279 Urias ss 2 1 1 3 1 0 .186 Garcia 2b 4 0 1 1 0 0 .269 Quantrill p 2 0 1 1 0 1 .056 Strahm p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .286 Naylor ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 Totals 34 7 10 7 5 10 Tampa Bay 200 000 000 — 2 6 1 San Diego 020 210 11x — 7 10 0 E — Heredia (3). LOB — Tampa Bay 4, San Diego 9. 2B — Urias (4). HR — Pham (17), off Quantrill; Hosmer (18), off Beeks. RBIs — Pham 2 (51), Myers (38), Hosmer (81), Urias 3 (10), Garcia (26), Quantrill (1). SB — Margot (16). DP — San Diego 2. Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO ERA Beeks, L, 5-2 5 8 5 5 2 6 4.02 De Leon 2 1 1 1 2 3 4.50 Poche 1 1 1 1 1 1 5.45 San Diego IP H R ER BB SO ERA Quantrill, W, 6-3 51/3 3 2 2 1 4 3.23 Strahm, H, 1 11/3 1 0 0 0 1 5.29 1 /3 0 0 0 0 1 3.75 Perdomo, H, 5 Munoz 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.02 Yates 1 1 0 0 0 1 1.12 T — 3:10. Att. — 22,886

Rockies 7, Diamondbacks 6

Arizona AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Locastro lf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .252 Lamb ph 0 1 0 0 1 0 .225 Marte cf-2b 5 2 4 2 0 0 .320 Escobar 3b 5 1 1 2 0 1 .273 Walker 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .262 Flores 2b 4 1 3 2 0 0 .291 Dyson pr-cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 Jones rf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .267 Peralta lf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .280 Ahmed ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .269 C.Kelly c 3 0 0 0 1 3 .267 Ray p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .068 Andriese p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Rojas rf 2 0 1 0 0 0 .444 Totals 37 6 12 6 2 8 Colorado AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Blackmon rf 5 0 1 0 0 2 .323 Story ss 3 2 1 0 0 0 .288 Arenado 3b 5 1 2 2 0 1 .303 Alonso 1b 4 1 2 1 0 0 .201 Desmond lf 2 1 0 0 1 0 .259 Tapia cf 4 1 2 0 0 1 .291 Hampson 2b 1 0 0 1 0 1 .212 McMahon ph-2b 2 1 1 3 0 1 .265 Wolters c 3 0 1 0 1 1 .286 Freeland p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .091 Daza ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .158 Murphy ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 Totals 33 7 10 7 2 9 Arizona 200 003 001 — 6 12 4 Colorado 011 003 002 — 7 10 0 E — Marte (1), Walker (7), Flores (2), Ahmed (9). LOB — Arizona 6, Colorado 8. 2B — Marte 2 (27), Rojas (1), Arenado (24), Alonso (10). HR — Escobar (27), off Freeland; Flores (3), off Freeland; McMahon (14), off Hirano; Arenado (27), off Bradley. RBIs — Marte 2 (70), Escobar 2 (96), Flores 2 (18), Arenado 2 (90), Alonso (35), Hampson (14), McMahon 3 (59). S — Desmond, Hampson. DP — Arizona 1; Colorado 2. Arizona IP H R ER BB SO ERA Ray 2 1 1 1 2 2 3.99 Andriese 3 2 1 1 0 3 5.51 Hirano 1 5 3 3 0 1 4.60 Chafin 2 1 0 0 0 3 4.01 Bradley, L, 3-5 0 1 2 2 0 0 4.13 Colorado IP H R ER BB SO ERA Freeland 6 8 5 5 1 6 7.09 Diaz 1 1 0 0 0 1 4.89 Davis 1 2 0 0 0 0 6.06 Oberg, W, 6-1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2.29 T — 3:25. Att. — 32,247

Dodgers 9, Marlins 1 Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Pederson rf 4 0 0 0 1 3 .236 Muncy 2b 4 0 1 2 0 2 .258 Turner 3b 5 1 3 1 0 1 .292 Garcia p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Bellinger cf 5 2 2 0 0 0 .317 Seager ss 5 1 2 3 0 0 .267 Beaty lf 2 1 0 0 1 0 .293 Garlick ph-lf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .238 Rios 1b 4 3 3 3 1 1 .346 Martin c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .220 Kershaw p 2 0 1 0 0 0 .108 Negron ph-3b 0 1 0 0 1 0 .276 Totals 37 9 12 9 4 9 Miami AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Berti ss 3 0 0 0 1 1 .287 Diaz 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .171 Anderson rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .251 Cooper 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .283 Castro 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .258 Ramirez lf 3 0 1 0 0 2 .262 Alfaro c 3 0 0 0 0 2 .252 Brinson cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .191 Hernandez p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .077 Prado ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 Granderson ph 1 1 1 1 0 0 .188 Totals 30 1 3 1 1 13 Los Angeles 300 102 120 — 9 12 1 Miami 000 000 001 — 1 3 0 E — Seager (14). LOB — Los Angeles 7, Miami 3. 2B — Muncy (18), Kershaw (1). HR — Turner (21), off Hernandez; Seager (11), off Hernandez; Rios (1), off Hernandez; Rios (2), off Hernandez; Granderson (11), off Garcia. RBIs — Muncy 2 (79), Turner (56), Seager 3 (52), Rios 3 (4), Granderson (32). S — Kershaw. DP — Los Angeles 1. Los Angeles IP H R ER BB SO ERA Kershaw, W, 12-2 7 2 0 0 0 10 2.63 Garcia 2 1 1 1 1 3 3.88 Miami IP H R ER BB SO ERA Hernandez, L, 2-5 6 8 6 6 1 7 5.40 Conley 1 3 1 1 0 1 6.61 Kinley 1 1 2 2 3 0 4.45 Stanek 1 0 0 0 0 1 3.70 HBP — Hernandez (Muncy). T — 2:45. Att. — 8,810

Tigers 3, Mariners 2 Seattle AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Smith rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .233 Crawford ss 4 1 1 1 0 1 .241 Narvaez c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .287 Seager 3b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .238 Santana dh 3 0 0 0 1 3 .259 Vogelbach 1b 4 1 1 1 0 2 .227 Lopes lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .227 Gordon 2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .276 Broxton cf 3 0 2 0 0 1 .183 Totals 32 2 7 2 3 9 Detroit AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Reyes lf 4 0 2 2 0 2 .265 Lugo 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .231 Cabrera dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 .284 Goodrum 2b 4 1 2 0 0 1 .252 Hicks 1b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .206 Castro cf 4 1 3 1 0 0 .285 Demeritte rf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .283 Rogers c 3 0 0 0 1 2 .179 Mercer ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .253 Totals 34 3 12 3 2 7 Seattle 000 110 000 — 2 7 1 Detroit 021 000 00x — 3 12 1 E — Vogelbach (2), Soto (3). LOB — Seattle 6, Detroit 9. 2B — Cabrera (18). HR — Crawford (5), off Jackson; Vogelbach (27), off Jackson. RBIs — Crawford (38), Vogelbach (68), Reyes 2 (7), Castro (25). CS — Broxton (4). DP — Seattle 1; Detroit 2. Seattle IP H R ERBBSO ERA Gonzales, L, 12-10 6 11 3 3 1 6 4.26 McClain 2 1 0 0 1 1 4.50 Detroit IP H R ERBBSO ERA Jackson, W, 3-5 5 4 2 2 1 4 8.62 Soto, H, 1 12/3 3 0 0 1 1 6.70 Farmer, H, 10 11/3 0 0 0 1 3 3.60 Jimenez, S, 2-6 1 0 0 0 0 1 4.76 Inherited runners-scored — Farmer 2-0. T — 2:48. Att. — 17,132

Phillies 11, Cubs 1 Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Kemp 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .225 Castellanos rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .284 Bryant 3b 4 1 1 1 0 2 .292 Rizzo 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .284 Baez ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .286 Bote ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 Schwarber lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .229 Happ cf 2 0 0 0 1 1 .261 Caratini c 3 0 1 0 0 0 .257 Hamels p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .097 Mills p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .125 Totals 30 1 4 1 1 10 Philadelphia AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Hoskins 1b 3 2 1 1 0 0 .243 Rodriguez 1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .221 Realmuto c 4 1 2 4 0 0 .277 Knapp c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 Harper rf 3 2 3 3 1 0 .253 Miller 3b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .226 Segura ss 5 0 1 0 0 2 .283 Kingery 3b-rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .275 Quinn cf 3 2 1 0 1 0 .196 Hernandez 2b 3 1 2 1 1 1 .285 Haseley lf 4 1 1 1 0 2 .266 Nola p 2 1 1 1 1 0 .085 Morrison ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 34 11 13 11 4 6 Chicago 000 000 100 — 1 4 0 Philadelphia 226 001 00x — 11 13 0 LOB — Chicago 3, Philadelphia 5. 2B — Realmuto (27), Kingery (27), Hernandez (23). HR — Bryant (24), off Nola; Harper (23), off Hamels; Realmuto (17), off Mills; Harper (24), off Mills. RBIs — Bryant (59), Hoskins (70), Realmuto 4 (63), Harper 3 (83), Hernandez (52), Haseley (13), Nola (2). SB — Quinn (8), Hernandez (7). CS — Baez (6). SF — Hoskins. DP — Chicago 2. Chicago IP H R ER BB SO ERA Hamels, L, 6-4 2 9 8 8 2 2 3.69 Mills 6 4 3 3 2 4 3.98 Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO ERA Nola, W, 11-3 7 3 1 1 1 7 3.56 Pivetta 1 0 0 0 0 2 5.29 Nicasio 1 1 0 0 0 1 5.15 Inherited runners-scored — Mills 2-1. HBP — Mills (Knapp). T — 2:45. Att. — 27,204


SPORTS

B4 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

WEDNESDAY’S GAMES

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

W 72 65 62 61 44 W 63 64 63 56 50 W 81 61 60 56 54

L 50 55 58 58 75 L 55 56 58 63 70 L 41 60 61 64 67

Pct .590 .542 .517 .513 .370 Pct .534 .533 .521 .471 .417 Pct .664 .504 .496 .467 .446

GB — 6 9 9½ 26½ GB — — 1½ 7½ 14 GB — 19½ 20½ 24 26½

WC — — 2 2½ 19½ WC — — 1½ 7½ 14 WC — 3 4 7½ 10

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

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

Home 34-25 34-25 36-26 34-21 24-39 Home 34-23 41-19 36-26 33-28 24-32 Home 48-16 27-28 29-33 29-33 30-29

Away 38-25 31-30 26-32 27-37 20-36 Away 29-32 23-37 27-32 23-35 26-38 Away 33-25 34-32 31-28 27-31 24-38

Tuesday’s results Philadelphia 4, Chicago Cubs 2 Minnesota 7, Milwaukee 5 Washington 3, Cincinnati 1 Arizona 9, Colorado 3 L.A. Dodgers 15, Miami 1 San Francisco 3, Oakland 2 Atlanta 5, N.Y. Mets 3 Pittsburgh 10, L.A. Angels 7 St. Louis 2, Kansas City 0 Tampa Bay 7, San Diego 5 Wednesday’s results St. Louis 6, Kansas City 0 Washington 17, Cincinnati 7 Milwaukee 6, Minnesota 5 Philadelphia 11, Chicago Cubs 1 Colorado 7, Arizona 6 L.A. Dodgers 9, Miami 1 San Diego 7, Tampa Bay 2 L.A. Angels 7, Pittsburgh 4 Oakland 9, San Francisco 5 Atlanta 6, N.Y. Mets 4 Today’s games L.A. Dodgers (Buehler 10-2) at Miami (Smith 7-6), 2:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Darvish 4-6) at Philadelphia (Smyly 2-6), 6:05 p.m. St. Louis (Wacha 6-5) at Cincinnati (Gray 7-6), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Stroman 6-11) at Atlanta (Teheran 7-7), 6:20 p.m. San Francisco (Rodriguez 4-6) at Arizona (Young 4-2), 8:40 p.m.

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

W 81 71 64 51 39 W 72 72 54 43 36 W 78 68 60 59 49

L 41 51 59 73 82 L 48 49 65 78 81 L 43 52 60 63 72

Pct .664 .582 .520 .411 .322 Pct .600 .595 .454 .355 .308 Pct .645 .567 .500 .484 .405

GB — 10 17½ 31 41½ GB — ½ 17½ 29½ 34½ GB — 9½ 17½ 19½ 29

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WC — — 7½ 21 31½ WC — — 15½ 27½ 32½ WC — 2 10 12 21½

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

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

Home 47-18 31-28 30-32 24-37 18-43 Home 36-26 39-26 30-31 23-37 17-42 Home 43-15 37-23 35-22 30-30 27-36

Away 34-23 40-23 34-27 27-36 21-39 Away 36-22 33-23 24-34 20-41 19-39 Away 35-28 31-29 25-38 29-33 22-36

Tuesday’s results Houston 6, Chi White Sox 2, 1st Chi White Sox 4, Houston 1, 2nd N.Y. Yankees 8, Baltimore 3 Minnesota 7, Milwaukee 5 Toronto 3, Texas 0 San Francisco 3, Oakland 2 Seattle 11, Detroit 6 Pittsburgh 10, L.A. Angels 7 St. Louis 2, Kansas City 0 Tampa Bay 7, San Diego 5 Boston 7, Cleveland 6 (10) Wednesday’s results St. Louis 6, Kansas City 0 Milwaukee 6, Minnesota 5 Texas 7, Toronto 3 San Diego 7, Tampa Bay 2 N.Y. Yankees 6, Baltimore 5 Oakland 9, San Francisco 5 Boston 5, Cleveland 1 Detroit 3, Seattle 2 Chicago White Sox 13, Houston 9 L.A. Angels 7, Pittsburgh 4 Today’s games Seattle (Milone 1-7) at Detroit (Turnbull 3-10), 12:10 p.m. Cleveland (Plutko 4-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Green 2-3), 6:05 p.m. Minnesota (Smeltzer 1-2) at Texas (Payano 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Lopez 7-9) at L.A. Angels (Heaney 1-3), 9:07 p.m. Houston (Sanchez 5-14) at Oakland (Fiers 11-3), 9:07 p.m.

AROUND THE MAJORS

Arrieta admits season may be over PHILADELPHIA — Phillies right-hander Jake Arrieta said he’s likely going to have season-ending surgery soon because of a bone spur in his pitching elbow. Arrieta (8-8 with a 4.64 ERA) has been pitching through pain for several starts but his inability to go more than five innings led him to shut it down. He’s scheduled for an MRI today and will determine his course of action afterward. Zach Eflin will rejoin the starting rotation and take Arrieta’s spot on Saturday. BRIEFLY METS: New York placed All-Star Jeff McNeil on the 10day injured list on Wednesday and recalled infielder Rubén Tejada from Triple-A Syracuse. GIANTS: San Francisco placed infielder Pablo Sandoval (right elbow inflammation) on the 10-day injured list and activated outfielder Alex Dickerson (oblique). PIRATES: Pittsburgh pitcher Jameson Taillon (2-3, 4.20 ERA) will miss the 2020 season after undergoing reconstructive surgery on his right elbow for a second time. RAYS: Tampa Bay placed starting outfielder Avisail Garcia (oblique strain) on the 10-day IL. INDIANS: Cuban-born Cleveland outfielder Yasiel Puig posted on social media that he has become a U.S. citizen. —Wire reports

STAT OF THE DAY

14

With his solo shot on Wednesday, Reds outfielder Aristides Aquino, 25, became the fastest player to hit nine career home runs, doing so in 14 games. The record had belonged to the Colorado Rockies’ Trevor Story, who had eight homers in his first 14 career games in 2016. — MLB.com

Red Sox 5, Indians 1

Yankees 6, Orioles 5

Boston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Betts rf 5 1 1 0 0 2 .281 Devers 3b 4 2 2 1 1 0 .327 Bogaerts ss 4 2 3 4 1 0 .308 Martinez dh 5 0 0 0 0 3 .308 Benintendi lf 4 0 2 0 0 0 .287 Travis 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .269 Hernandez 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .333 Vazquez c 4 0 2 0 0 0 .279 Bradley Jr. cf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .219 Totals 38 5 12 5 2 11 Cleveland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Lindor ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 .303 Mercado cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .270 Santana 1b 2 0 0 0 2 1 .287 Ramirez 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .246 Reyes dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .242 G.Allen lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .238 Freeman 2b 3 0 1 0 0 2 .260 Plawecki c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .217 Naquin rf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .280 Totals 31 1 4 0 3 6 Boston 002 000 300 — 5 12 2 Cleveland 001 000 000 — 1 4 0 E — Devers (19), Bogaerts (11). LOB — Boston 8, Cleveland 7. 2B — Betts (31), Benintendi (36). HR — Devers (25), off Bieber; Bogaerts (26), off Bieber; Bogaerts (27), off Goody. RBIs — Devers (94), Bogaerts 4 (92). CS — Hernandez (1). DP — Boston 1. Boston IP H R ER BB SO ERA Johnson 22/3 2 1 0 2 1 6.45 1 /3 0 0 0 0 0 3.39 Walden Hernandez, H, 1 12/3 1 0 0 1 1 3.72 1 /3 0 0 0 0 0 3.27 Taylor, H, 4 Eovaldi, W, 1-0 2 1 0 0 0 2 5.77 Cashner 1 0 0 0 0 1 4.76 Workman 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.96 Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO ERA Bieber, L, 12-5 6 7 2 2 1 7 3.27 2 /3 2 3 3 1 1 2.15 Goody L.Allen 21/3 3 0 0 0 3 6.18 T — 3:18. Att. — 29,535

Baltimore AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Alberto 3b 5 1 1 0 0 1 .318 Mancini 1b 3 2 0 0 2 0 .274 Santander rf 5 0 0 0 0 4 .297 Nunez dh 5 2 5 2 0 0 .246 Ruiz pr-dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 Villar 2b 4 0 2 2 1 1 .269 Severino c 2 0 1 1 1 0 .263 Sisco ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 1 .215 Peterson lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .236 Wilkerson cf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .227 Martin ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .189 Totals 36 5 10 5 5 11 New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Gardner cf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .256 Judge rf 4 1 0 0 0 3 .263 Urshela 3b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .335 Gregorius ss 4 1 1 1 0 0 .261 Sanchez c 3 2 3 3 1 0 .235 Torres dh 4 1 1 0 0 0 .282 Tauchman lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .295 Ford 1b 3 0 1 2 0 0 .171 Estrada 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .264 Totals 31 6 7 6 3 6 Baltimore 101 000 300 — 5 10 0 New York 400 002 00x — 6 7 0 LOB — Baltimore 9, New York 4. 2B — Alberto (16), Nunez (21), Villar (27), Torres (20). HR — Sanchez (26), off Bundy. RBIs — Nunez 2 (68), Villar 2 (54), Severino (30), Gregorius (36), Sanchez 3 (63), Ford 2 (8). DP — New York 1. Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO ERA Bundy, L, 5-13 52/3 5 6 6 2 4 5.25 2 /3 1 0 0 1 0 5.89 Bleier 2 /3 0 0 0 0 1 5.27 Armstrong Givens 1 1 0 0 0 1 4.63 New York IP H R ER BB SO ERA Happ, W, 10-7 5 6 2 2 3 6 5.40 Cessa, H, 4 12/3 2 3 3 1 1 4.33 1 /3 1 0 0 0 1 1.70 Ottavino, H, 25 Britton, H, 25 1 0 0 0 1 1 2.17 Chapman, S, 33-38 1 1 0 0 0 2 2.45 WP — Bundy, Ottavino. T — 2:56. Att. — 43,909

Nationals unload, sweep away Reds ASSOCIATED PRESS

out the first seven batters he faced and matched a season high with 10 strikeouts in seven shutout innings as Los Angeles beat host Miami.

WASHINGTON — Anthony Rendon, Kurt Suzuki and Adam Eaton hit homers in a 10-run fifth that included an RBI single from Stephen Strasburg, and the Washington Nationals tacked on another six runs in the next inning of what became a 17-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, completing a three-game series sweep. Reds outfielder Aristides Aquino, 25, became the fastest player to hit nine career home runs, doing so in only 14 games. ANGELS 7, PIRATES 4: Albert Pujols had two hits and three RBIs to set the major league record for career hits (3,167) by a foreign-born player, leading host Los Angeles over Pittsburgh. He passed fellow Dominican Republic native Adrian Beltre (3,166) and is No. 15 all-time.

TIGERS 3, MARINERS 2: Victor Reyes hit a two-run single in the second inning and host Detroit held on to beat Seattle. ATHLETICS 9, GIANTS 5: Matt Chapman hit two home runs and Homer Bailey pitched seven scoreless innings to lead Oakland over host San Francisco. BRAVES 6, METS 4: Jerry Blevins entered and struck out Michael Conforto with the bases loaded to earn host Atlanta’s win over New York. DAVID ZALUBOWSKI, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rockies slugger Nolan Arenado celebrates his game-winning two-run home run in the ninth inning off Diamondbacks reliever Archie Bradley on Wednesday afternoon in Denver.

more for the 16th straight time this season, making the Orioles the first big league PHILLIES 11, CUBS 1: J.T. team eliminated from diviRealmuto hit a grand slam, sion title contention. Bryce Harper went deep twice and host Philadelphia WHITE SOX 13, ASTROS 9: crushed Chicago in former James McCann hit a tiemanager Charlie Manuel’s breaking grand slam in the first game as hitting coach. eighth inning and host Chicago edged Houston to win YANKEES 6, ORIOLES 5: Gary the season series. Sanchez hit a three-run homer and AL East-leading RED SOX 5, INDIANS 1: Rafael host New York beat Balti- Devers homered and singled,

PADRES 7, RAYS 2: Rookie Cal Quantrill produced his first major league hit and RBI and was solid pitching extending his hit streak to into the sixth inning as host eight straight at-bats, and San Diego beat Tampa Bay. Xander Bogaerts connected for two homers to lead Bos- RANGERS 7, BLUE JAYS 3: ton over host Cleveland. Kolby Allard pitched 52/3 innings for the victory, BREWERS 6, TWINS 5: Elvis Andrus had four hits Rookie Trent Grisham hit a and two RBIs and Texas beat three-run homer off Sergio host Toronto. Romo in the eighth inning, and host Milwaukee rallied ROCKIES 7, DIAMONDBACKS to beat Minnesota. 6: Nolan Arenado hit a tworun homer in the ninth inDODGERS 9, MARLINS 1: ning to give host Colorado Clayton Kershaw struck a victory over Arizona.

BOX SCORES Rangers 7, Blue Jays 3

Texas AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Choo dh 3 0 0 0 2 2 .267 Santana 1b 5 3 2 3 0 1 .311 Andrus ss 5 0 4 2 0 0 .285 Calhoun lf 4 0 0 0 1 0 .268 Mazara rf 4 2 2 1 0 0 .266 Odor 2b 5 0 0 0 0 1 .204 Kiner-Falefa 3b 3 1 1 0 2 1 .231 DeShields cf 3 1 1 1 2 2 .255 Trevino c 5 0 0 0 0 2 .150 Totals 37 7 10 7 7 9 Toronto AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Bichette ss 5 0 1 0 0 2 .365 Biggio 2b 3 0 1 0 2 1 .207 Guerrero Jr. dh 5 0 0 0 0 1 .272 Grichuk rf 3 1 1 0 1 2 .241 Hernandez cf 3 1 0 0 1 3 .223 Tellez 1b 3 1 1 0 0 0 .228 Drury 3b 4 0 0 1 0 1 .227 Fisher lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .202 Jansen c 4 0 2 1 0 1 .216 Totals 34 3 6 2 4 13 Texas 010 301 110 — 7 10 1 Toronto 000 102 000 — 3 6 0 E — Odor (10). LOB — Texas 11, Toronto 9. 2B — Santana (20), Andrus (23), Mazara (24), Bichette (12), Biggio (10). 3B — Grichuk (3). HR — Mazara (17), off Ramirez; Santana (19), off Ramirez. RBIs — Santana 3 (53), Andrus 2 (57), Mazara (60), DeShields (23), Drury (38), Jansen (41). SB — Andrus 2 (25), Kiner-Falefa (2), DeShields (16). Texas IP H R ER BB SO ERA Allard, W, 1-0 52/3 4 3 3 3 5 4.50 1 /3 2 0 0 0 1 1.59 Clase, H, 1 Montero, H, 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 1.50 Leclerc 1 0 0 0 1 3 4.27 Toronto IP H R ER BB SO ERA Reid-Foley, L, 2-3 31/3 4 3 3 3 3 3.00 1 /3 1 1 1 0 1 8.53 Boshers Godley 21/3 2 1 1 2 2 6.42 2 Ramirez 1 /3 3 2 2 0 3 5.59 Shafer 11/3 0 0 0 2 0 2.05 WP — Clase, Leclerc. T — 3:22. Att. — 34,666

White Sox 13, Astros 9 Houston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Springer dh 6 1 1 0 0 1 .297 Altuve 2b 5 3 3 2 0 0 .307 Brantley rf-lf 5 2 4 0 0 0 .328 Bregman 3b 5 0 2 3 0 0 .277 Alvarez lf 4 0 0 1 1 1 .339 Reddick pr-rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 Correa ss 2 0 0 0 3 0 .286 Gurriel 1b 4 2 3 3 1 0 .306 Chirinos c 3 0 1 0 0 2 .232 Diaz ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 Maldonado c 1 0 0 0 0 1 .210 Marisnick cf 5 1 1 0 0 2 .249 Totals 41 9 15 9 5 7 Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Jay rf 5 0 1 0 0 1 .285 Cordell rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 Anderson ss 5 2 4 1 0 0 .323 Abreu 1b 3 1 2 2 1 0 .276 McCann c 5 2 2 4 0 1 .288 Jimenez lf 5 3 2 1 0 0 .240 Castillo dh 3 1 2 2 1 0 .204 Goins 3b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .284 Engel cf 4 1 1 0 0 2 .222 Sanchez 2b 2 3 1 1 1 0 .246 Totals 36 13 15 11 3 7 Houston 112 001 220 — 9 15 2 Chicago 042 101 14x — 13 15 1 E — Miley (1), Gurriel (7), Abreu (7). LOB — Houston 10, Chicago 4. 2B — Brantley 2 (35), Bregman (24), Marisnick (16), Anderson 2 (20), Abreu (27), Jimenez (10), Castillo (7). HR — Gurriel (24), off Detwiler; Gurriel (25), off Cordero; Altuve (22), off Marshall; Jimenez (20), off Harris; McCann (13), off Pressly. RBIs — Altuve 2 (54), Bregman 3 (77), Alvarez (52), Gurriel 3 (84), Anderson (40), Abreu 2 (86), McCann 4 (42), Jimenez (46), Castillo 2 (21), Sanchez (28). SF — Abreu. S — Sanchez. DP — Houston 2; Chicago 2. Houston IP H R ER BB SO ERA Miley 31/3 9 7 3 1 1 3.11 McHugh 21/3 1 1 1 1 3 5.14 1 /3 1 0 0 0 0 1.80 Smith Harris 1 1 1 1 0 1 1.76 Pressly, L, 2-3 1 3 4 4 1 2 2.66 Chicago IP H R ER BB SO ERA Detwiler 42/3 6 4 4 2 3 5.63 Cordero 11/3 3 2 2 0 1 4.50 Bummer, H, 15 1 3 1 1 1 1 1.72 Marshall, BS, 3-3 1/3 2 2 2 0 0 2.73 Osich 0 1 0 0 0 0 5.66 Colome, W, 4-2 12/3 0 0 0 2 2 2.30 T — 3:30. Att. — 18,899

Brewers 6, Twins 5

Minnesota AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Garver c 5 1 1 1 0 1 .266 Polanco ss 4 0 1 2 1 1 .294 Sano 3b 4 1 1 1 1 2 .237 Rosario lf 4 1 1 1 1 0 .286 Cron 1b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .259 Gonzalez rf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .253 Kepler cf 2 1 0 0 2 0 .258 Schoop 2b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .252 Gibson p 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 Adrianza ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .289 Arraez ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .348 Totals 31 5 6 5 7 9 Milwaukee AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Grisham lf 4 2 2 3 1 1 .314 Grandal c 3 0 1 0 2 0 .253 Yelich rf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .329 Hiura 2b 4 1 2 1 1 0 .307 Moustakas 3b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .258 Cain cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .248 Thames 1b 4 0 3 2 0 0 .256 Arcia ss 2 0 0 0 0 1 .227 Gamel ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .239 Braun ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 .278 Gonzalez p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 H.Perez ss 3 1 1 0 0 1 .239 Totals 36 6 11 6 4 8 Minnesota 201 200 000 — 5 6 2 Milwaukee 101 010 03x — 6 11 0 E — Polanco 2 (14). LOB — Minnesota 9, Milwaukee 10. 2B — Schoop (20), Moustakas (26), Thames (16). 3B — Adrianza (3). HR — Garver (23), off Gonzalez; Rosario (26), off Gonzalez; Sano (21), off Gonzalez; Grisham (2), off Romo. RBIs — Garver (50), Polanco 2 (58), Sano (47), Rosario (79), Grisham 3 (8), Hiura (33), Thames 2 (46). SB — Thames (3). S — Gibson. DP — Minnesota 1; Milwaukee 1. Minnesota IP H R ERBBSO ERA Gibson 5 8 3 3 3 3 4.28 Dyson, H, 19 1 1 0 0 0 2 3.35 May, H, 10 1 0 0 0 1 2 3.65 Romo, L, 2-1, BS, 2 2/3 2 3 2 0 1 3.60 1 /3 0 0 0 0 0 3.91 Littell Milwaukee IP H R ERBBSO ERA 2 Gonzalez 3 /3 5 5 5 4 5 3.81 Jeffress 11/3 0 0 0 0 2 4.62 Black 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.00 Guerra, W, 6-3 2 0 0 0 0 2 3.78 1 Claudio, H, 18 /3 0 0 0 0 0 4.04 2 /3 0 0 0 3 0 3.86 Albers, S, 4-5 T — 3:48. Att. — 41,077

Nationals 17, Reds 7

Rockies 7, Diamondbacks 6

Phillies 11, Cubs 1

Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Winker cf 3 0 1 0 2 0 .269 Lorenzen cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 Votto 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .262 Farmer c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 Suarez 3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .258 Peraza 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 VanMeter lf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .283 Romano p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Hughes p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Aquino rf 5 2 2 1 0 0 .386 Galvis 2b 5 2 4 2 0 0 .274 J.Iglesias ss 5 1 1 1 0 2 .290 Barnhart c-1b 4 1 2 2 1 0 .223 Bauer p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .100 Ervin lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .349 Totals 41 7 13 6 3 6 Washington AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Turner ss 3 2 1 2 1 1 .293 Eaton rf 5 2 2 3 0 1 .284 Rendon 3b 4 2 2 2 0 1 .318 Dozier 2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 Soto lf 4 2 2 1 1 0 .290 Adams 1b 3 2 1 0 2 1 .244 Cabrera 2b-3b 5 2 3 3 0 1 .244 Suzuki c 5 2 2 4 0 1 .261 Robles cf 5 2 3 1 0 1 .244 Strasburg p 2 1 1 1 0 1 .161 Grace p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Guerra p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 38 17 17 17 4 9 Totals Cincinnati 000 103 102 — 7 13 0 Washington 001 0106 00x — 17 17 0 LOB — Cincinnati 10, Washington 3. 2B — J.Iglesias (17), Eaton (18), Cabrera 2 (19), Robles (21). HR — Barnhart (9), off Strasburg; Aquino (9), off Guerra; Galvis (19), off Guerra; Eaton (8), off Bauer; Rendon (26), off Bauer; Suzuki (13), off Romano. RBIs — Aquino (17), Galvis 2 (56), J.Iglesias (46), Barnhart 2 (30), Turner 2 (35), Eaton 3 (32), Rendon 2 (92), Soto (79), Cabrera 3 (56), Suzuki 4 (47), Robles (49), Strasburg (8). SB — Soto (11), Robles (18). SF — Turner. S — Strasburg. DP — Cincinnati. Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO ERA Bauer, L, 10-9 41/3 8 9 9 2 4 4.12 2 Romano /3 6 8 8 2 1 13.50 Hughes 3 3 0 0 0 4 4.10 Washington IP H R ER BB SO ERA Strasburg, W, 15-5 52/3 7 4 4 3 4 3.82 1 /3 1 0 0 0 0 6.07 Grace Guerra, S, 2-2 3 5 3 3 0 2 4.88 T — 3:38. Att. — 23,596

Arizona AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Locastro lf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .252 Lamb ph 0 1 0 0 1 0 .225 Marte cf-2b 5 2 4 2 0 0 .320 Escobar 3b 5 1 1 2 0 1 .273 Walker 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .262 Flores 2b 4 1 3 2 0 0 .291 Dyson pr-cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 Jones rf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .267 Peralta lf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .280 Ahmed ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .269 C.Kelly c 3 0 0 0 1 3 .267 Ray p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .068 Andriese p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Rojas rf 2 0 1 0 0 0 .444 Totals 37 6 12 6 2 8 Colorado AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Blackmon rf 5 0 1 0 0 2 .323 Story ss 3 2 1 0 0 0 .288 Arenado 3b 5 1 2 2 0 1 .303 Alonso 1b 4 1 2 1 0 0 .201 Desmond lf 2 1 0 0 1 0 .259 Tapia cf 4 1 2 0 0 1 .291 Hampson 2b 1 0 0 1 0 1 .212 McMahon ph-2b 2 1 1 3 0 1 .265 Wolters c 3 0 1 0 1 1 .286 Freeland p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .091 Daza ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .158 Murphy ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 Totals 33 7 10 7 2 9 Arizona 200 003 001 — 6 12 4 Colorado 011 003 002 — 7 10 0 E — Marte (1), Walker (7), Flores (2), Ahmed (9). LOB — Arizona 6, Colorado 8. 2B — Marte 2 (27), Rojas (1), Arenado (24), Alonso (10). HR — Escobar (27), off Freeland; Flores (3), off Freeland; McMahon (14), off Hirano; Arenado (27), off Bradley. RBIs — Marte 2 (70), Escobar 2 (96), Flores 2 (18), Arenado 2 (90), Alonso (35), Hampson (14), McMahon 3 (59). S — Desmond, Hampson. DP — Arizona 1; Colorado 2. Arizona IP H R ER BB SO ERA Ray 2 1 1 1 2 2 3.99 Andriese 3 2 1 1 0 3 5.51 Hirano 1 5 3 3 0 1 4.60 Chafin 2 1 0 0 0 3 4.01 Bradley, L, 3-5 0 1 2 2 0 0 4.13 Colorado IP H R ER BB SO ERA Freeland 6 8 5 5 1 6 7.09 Diaz 1 1 0 0 0 1 4.89 Davis 1 2 0 0 0 0 6.06 Oberg, W, 6-1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2.29 T — 3:25. Att. — 32,247

Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Kemp 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .225 Castellanos rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .284 Bryant 3b 4 1 1 1 0 2 .292 Rizzo 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .284 Baez ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .286 Bote ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 Schwarber lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .229 Happ cf 2 0 0 0 1 1 .261 Caratini c 3 0 1 0 0 0 .257 Hamels p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .097 Mills p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .125 Totals 30 1 4 1 1 10 Philadelphia AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Hoskins 1b 3 2 1 1 0 0 .243 Rodriguez 1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .221 Realmuto c 4 1 2 4 0 0 .277 Knapp c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 Harper rf 3 2 3 3 1 0 .253 Miller 3b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .226 Segura ss 5 0 1 0 0 2 .283 Kingery 3b-rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .275 Quinn cf 3 2 1 0 1 0 .196 Hernandez 2b 3 1 2 1 1 1 .285 Haseley lf 4 1 1 1 0 2 .266 Nola p 2 1 1 1 1 0 .085 Morrison ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 34 11 13 11 4 6 Chicago 000 000 100 — 1 4 0 Philadelphia 226 001 00x — 11 13 0 LOB — Chicago 3, Philadelphia 5. 2B — Realmuto (27), Kingery (27), Hernandez (23). HR — Bryant (24), off Nola; Harper (23), off Hamels; Realmuto (17), off Mills; Harper (24), off Mills. RBIs — Bryant (59), Hoskins (70), Realmuto 4 (63), Harper 3 (83), Hernandez (52), Haseley (13), Nola (2). SB — Quinn (8), Hernandez (7). CS — Baez (6). SF — Hoskins. DP — Chicago 2. Chicago IP H R ER BB SO ERA Hamels, L, 6-4 2 9 8 8 2 2 3.69 Mills 6 4 3 3 2 4 3.98 Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO ERA Nola, W, 11-3 7 3 1 1 1 7 3.56 Pivetta 1 0 0 0 0 2 5.29 Nicasio 1 1 0 0 0 1 5.15 Inherited runners-scored — Mills 2-1. HBP — Mills (Knapp). T — 2:45. Att. — 27,204

Athletics 9, Giants 5 Oakland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Semien ss 5 0 1 1 0 2 .272 Grossman lf 5 2 3 2 0 1 .251 Chapman 3b 4 3 2 2 0 0 .255 Olson 1b 4 0 2 2 0 2 .257 Canha cf 4 1 1 0 1 3 .252 Piscotty rf 5 1 2 0 0 1 .252 Joseph 2b 4 0 1 1 0 0 .250 4 1 1 0 0 0 .215 Herrmann c Garneau ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 1 .244 Bailey p 3 0 2 1 0 1 .400 Davis ph 0 1 0 0 1 0 .230 Totals 39 9 15 9 2 11 San Francisco AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Belt 1b 4 1 0 0 1 1 .227 Yastrzemski lf 3 1 1 3 1 0 .267 Longoria 3b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .249 Vogt c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .282 Gennett 2b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .225 Dickerson ph 1 0 0 1 0 0 .343 Pillar cf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .255 Crawford ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 .223 Slater rf 3 1 1 0 1 1 .261 Beede p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .148 Rickard ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .211 Solano 2b 2 0 0 0 0 1 .327 Totals 34 5 7 4 3 10 Oakland 112 002 012 — 9 15 0 San Francisco 000 000 050 — 5 7 0 LOB — Oakland 8, San Francisco 5. 2B — Grossman (18), Olson (16), Vogt (20), Slater (6). 3B — Semien (5). HR — Chapman (26), off Beede; Grossman (6), off Bergen; Chapman (27), off Gott; Yastrzemski (13), off Soria. RBIs — Semien (56), Grossman 2 (32), Chapman 2 (67), Olson 2 (54), Joseph (1), Bailey (1), Yastrzemski 3 (41), Dickerson (26). SF — Joseph. DP — San Francisco 2. Oakland IP H R ER BB SO ERA Bailey, W, 10-8 7 2 0 0 1 7 5.22 1 /3 2 4 4 2 0 4.97 Soria 1 /3 2 1 1 0 0 2.64 Petit, H, 21 Hendriks, S, 13-17 11/3 1 0 0 0 3 1.56 San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO ERA Beede, L, 3-7 4 8 4 4 0 5 5.77 Coonrod 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.93 Bergen 1 2 2 2 0 1 4.74 Gustave 1 0 0 0 0 2 1.86 Jerez 1 2 1 1 1 1 2.70 2 Gott /3 3 2 2 0 1 3.75 1 /3 0 0 0 0 1 7.58 Suarez T — 3:15. Att. — 39,511

Padres 7, Rays 2 Tampa Bay AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Sogard 2b 3 1 0 0 1 0 .306 Pham lf 4 1 2 2 0 0 .268 Choi 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .258 Brosseau ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 Meadows rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .283 d’Arnaud c 4 0 2 0 0 0 .245 Duffy 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .262 Adames ss 3 0 2 0 0 1 .249 Heredia cf 2 0 0 0 0 2 .225 Beeks p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Aguilar 1b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .247 Totals 31 2 6 2 1 7 San Diego AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Margot cf 4 1 1 0 1 0 .248 Myers lf 4 1 1 1 1 2 .230 Machado 3b 5 0 1 0 0 2 .263 Renfroe rf 5 0 0 0 0 3 .234 Hosmer 1b 3 2 2 1 1 0 .287 Mejia c 3 2 2 0 1 1 .279 Urias ss 2 1 1 3 1 0 .186 Garcia 2b 4 0 1 1 0 0 .269 Quantrill p 2 0 1 1 0 1 .056 Strahm p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .286 Naylor ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 Totals 34 7 10 7 5 10 Tampa Bay 200 000 000 — 2 6 1 San Diego 020 210 11x — 7 10 0 E — Heredia (3). LOB — Tampa Bay 4, San Diego 9. 2B — Urias (4). HR — Pham (17), off Quantrill; Hosmer (18), off Beeks. RBIs — Pham 2 (51), Myers (38), Hosmer (81), Urias 3 (10), Garcia (26), Quantrill (1). SB — Margot (16). DP — San Diego 2. Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO ERA Beeks, L, 5-2 5 8 5 5 2 6 4.02 De Leon 2 1 1 1 2 3 4.50 Poche 1 1 1 1 1 1 5.45 San Diego IP H R ER BB SO ERA Quantrill, W, 6-3 51/3 3 2 2 1 4 3.23 Strahm, H, 1 11/3 1 0 0 0 1 5.29 1 /3 0 0 0 0 1 3.75 Perdomo, H, 5 Munoz 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.02 Yates 1 1 0 0 0 1 1.12 T — 3:10. Att. — 22,886

Dodgers 9, Marlins 1 Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Pederson rf 4 0 0 0 1 3 .236 Muncy 2b 4 0 1 2 0 2 .258 Turner 3b 5 1 3 1 0 1 .292 Garcia p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Bellinger cf 5 2 2 0 0 0 .317 Seager ss 5 1 2 3 0 0 .267 Beaty lf 2 1 0 0 1 0 .293 Garlick ph-lf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .238 Rios 1b 4 3 3 3 1 1 .346 Martin c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .220 Kershaw p 2 0 1 0 0 0 .108 Negron ph-3b 0 1 0 0 1 0 .276 Totals 37 9 12 9 4 9 Miami AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Berti ss 3 0 0 0 1 1 .287 Diaz 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .171 Anderson rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .251 Cooper 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .283 Castro 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .258 Ramirez lf 3 0 1 0 0 2 .262 Alfaro c 3 0 0 0 0 2 .252 Brinson cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .191 Hernandez p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .077 Prado ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 Granderson ph 1 1 1 1 0 0 .188 Totals 30 1 3 1 1 13 Los Angeles 300 102 120 — 9 12 1 Miami 000 000 001 — 1 3 0 E — Seager (14). LOB — Los Angeles 7, Miami 3. 2B — Muncy (18), Kershaw (1). HR — Turner (21), off Hernandez; Seager (11), off Hernandez; Rios (1), off Hernandez; Rios (2), off Hernandez; Granderson (11), off Garcia. RBIs — Muncy 2 (79), Turner (56), Seager 3 (52), Rios 3 (4), Granderson (32). S — Kershaw. DP — Los Angeles 1. Los Angeles IP H R ER BB SO ERA Kershaw, W, 12-2 7 2 0 0 0 10 2.63 Garcia 2 1 1 1 1 3 3.88 Miami IP H R ER BB SO ERA Hernandez, L, 2-5 6 8 6 6 1 7 5.40 Conley 1 3 1 1 0 1 6.61 Kinley 1 1 2 2 3 0 4.45 Stanek 1 0 0 0 0 1 3.70 HBP — Hernandez (Muncy). T — 2:45. Att. — 8,810

Tigers 3, Mariners 2 Seattle AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Smith rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .233 Crawford ss 4 1 1 1 0 1 .241 Narvaez c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .287 Seager 3b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .238 Santana dh 3 0 0 0 1 3 .259 Vogelbach 1b 4 1 1 1 0 2 .227 Lopes lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .227 Gordon 2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .276 Broxton cf 3 0 2 0 0 1 .183 Totals 32 2 7 2 3 9 Detroit AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Reyes lf 4 0 2 2 0 2 .265 Lugo 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .231 Cabrera dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 .284 Goodrum 2b 4 1 2 0 0 1 .252 Hicks 1b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .206 Castro cf 4 1 3 1 0 0 .285 Demeritte rf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .283 Rogers c 3 0 0 0 1 2 .179 Mercer ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .253 Totals 34 3 12 3 2 7 Seattle 000 110 000 — 2 7 1 Detroit 021 000 00x — 3 12 1 E — Vogelbach (2), Soto (3). LOB — Seattle 6, Detroit 9. 2B — Cabrera (18). HR — Crawford (5), off Jackson; Vogelbach (27), off Jackson. RBIs — Crawford (38), Vogelbach (68), Reyes 2 (7), Castro (25). CS — Broxton (4). DP — Seattle 1; Detroit 2. Seattle IP H R ERBBSO ERA Gonzales, L, 12-10 6 11 3 3 1 6 4.26 McClain 2 1 0 0 1 1 4.50 Detroit IP H R ERBBSO ERA Jackson, W, 3-5 5 4 2 2 1 4 8.62 Soto, H, 1 12/3 3 0 0 1 1 6.70 1 Farmer, H, 10 1 /3 0 0 0 1 3 3.60 Jimenez, S, 2-6 1 0 0 0 0 1 4.76 Inherited runners-scored — Farmer 2-0. T — 2:48. Att. — 17,132

Angels 7, Pirates 4 Pittsburgh AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Newman ss 2 1 1 0 1 1 .304 Reynolds lf 3 1 0 0 0 2 .335 Marte cf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .288 Bell dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .285 Cabrera rf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .289 Moran 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .283 Diaz c 3 1 1 1 1 0 .248 Frazier 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .267 Gonzalez 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .194 Reyes ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .185 Totals 31 4 6 2 2 10 Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Goodwin lf 4 0 1 0 0 3 .283 Trout cf 3 1 0 0 1 3 .291 Ohtani dh 3 1 2 0 1 1 .294 Calhoun rf 4 1 1 0 0 2 .236 Pujols 1b 4 2 2 3 0 0 .242 Fletcher 3b 3 1 1 1 0 0 .284 Rengifo 2b 4 1 2 2 0 2 .246 Bemboom c 4 0 0 0 0 3 .300 Tovar ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 .207 Totals 32 7 10 6 2 14 Pittsburgh 200 000 101 — 4 6 1 Los Angeles 000 400 03x — 7 10 1 E — Reynolds (4), Rengifo (10). LOB — Pittsburgh 5, Los Angeles 4. 2B — Fletcher (26), Rengifo (15). 3B — Newman (3). RBIs — Cabrera (39), Diaz (23), Pujols 3 (70), Fletcher (40), Rengifo 2 (26). SB — Marte (20), Trout (10). CS — Newman (6), Rengifo (4). S — Fletcher. DP — Los Angeles 2. Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO ERA Archer, L, 3-9 5 5 4 3 2 10 5.23 Kela 1 0 0 0 0 1 3.24 Crick 1 1 0 0 0 2 4.53 Hartlieb 1 4 3 3 0 1 8.65 Los Angeles IP H R ER BB SO ERA Peters, W, 3-1 6 4 2 2 1 6 3.38 Buttrey, H, 20 1 0 1 0 1 1 3.40 Bedrosian, H, 13 1 0 0 0 0 2 2.89 Robles 1 2 1 1 0 1 2.85 HBP — Peters 3 (Reynolds,Marte,Newman). WP — Archer 2, Hartlieb, Robles. T — 3:06. Att. — 33,542

Braves 6, Mets 4 New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Rosario ss 5 1 4 1 0 1 .281 Davis lf 4 0 2 2 0 1 .310 Guillorme ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 .194 Alonso 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .256 Ramos c 4 0 1 0 1 1 .270 Conforto rf 4 0 0 0 1 4 .256 Frazier 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .236 Tejada 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Lagares cf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .200 Matz p 3 1 2 0 0 0 .275 Altherr lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .074 Panik ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 .237 Totals 38 4 12 4 2 10 Atlanta AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Acuna Jr. rf 4 0 1 1 0 0 .298 Albies 2b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .299 Freeman 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .308 Donaldson 3b 2 2 1 0 2 0 .263 Duvall lf 3 1 1 0 1 2 .258 Camargo ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 .221 Inciarte cf 3 1 2 2 1 1 .244 Flowers c 4 0 1 1 0 2 .221 Keuchel p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .130 Joyce ph 1 1 0 1 0 0 .252 Totals 31 6 8 6 4 7 New York 000 000 202 — 4 12 0 Atlanta 010 000 50x — 6 8 1 E — Camargo (7). LOB — New York 10, Atlanta 5. 2B — Panik (18), Inciarte (10). RBIs — Rosario (49), Davis 2 (40), Guillorme (2), Acuna Jr. (82), Albies (66), Inciarte 2 (24), Flowers (22), Joyce (12). SB — Davis (2). DP — New York 1; Atlanta 2. New York IP H R ER BB SO ERA Matz 6 2 1 1 1 5 4.33 1 /3 5 5 5 1 0 3.41 Lugo, L, 5-3 2 /3 1 0 0 0 0 4.64 Avilan Familia 1 0 0 0 2 2 6.30 Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO ERA Keuchel 6 5 0 0 2 7 4.39 Newcomb, H, 12 2/3 1 1 1 0 0 3.06 1 /3 2 1 1 0 0 4.01 Martin, W, 1-3 Greene 1 0 0 0 0 1 2.49 2 /3 4 2 2 0 1 4.18 Melancon 1 /3 0 0 0 0 1 3.33 Blevins, S, 1-1 Inherited runners-scored — Avilan 2-1, Martin 1-1, Blevins 3-0. HBP — Keuchel (Alonso). WP — Keuchel 3. T — 3:15. Att. — 23,582


CARDINALS

08.15.2019 • ThurSday • M 1

Cardinals 6, Royals 0 Cardinals AB Fowler rf 2 Edman 3b 5 Goldschmidt 1b 4 Ozuna lf 4 DeJong ss 4 Carpenter dh 4 Molina c 4 Wong 2b 3 Arozarena cf 4 Totals 34

R 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 6

H 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 2 8

Kansas City AB Merrifield 2b 4 Gordon lf 4 Dozier rf 4 Soler dh 2 Cuthbert 3b 4 O’Hearn 1b 3 Starling cf 3 Viloria c 3 Lopez ss 3 Totals 30

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Avg. .245 .258 .258 .255 .250 .219 .257 .271 .500

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Wacha has good mark in Cincinnati Righty has a record of 12-1 in his career against Reds BY RICK HUMMEL

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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E: O’Hearn (2). LOB: Cardinals 5, Kansas City 5. 2B: O’Hearn (8), Viloria (3). HR: DeJong (20), off Staumont. RBIs: Fowler (40), Edman (17), DeJong (54), Carpenter (32), Molina (37), Arozarena (1). SF: Fowler. Runners left in scoring position: Cardinals 1 (Edman); Kansas City 3 (Cuthbert, Starling, Lopez). GIDP: DeJong, Cuthbert, Starling. DP: Cardinals 2 ; Kansas City 1 . Cardinals IP Hudson, W, 11-6 6 Webb 11/3 2/ Gant 3 Fernandez 1

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R ER BB SO NP ERA 0 0 2 4 91 3.82 0 0 0 1 18 3.51 0 0 0 0 9 2.77 0 0 0 1 10 10.80

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Keller pitched to 3 batters in the 7th. Inherited runners-scored: McCarthy 2-2. Umpires: Home, Greg Gibson; First, Gerry Davis; Second, Brian Knight; Third, Pat Hoberg. T: 2:38. A: 22,494 (37,903).

How they scored CARDINALS SEVENTH Marcell Ozuna singles to left. Paul DeJong singles to right, Ozuna to 2nd. Matt Carpenter singles to center, Ozuna scores, DeJong to 2nd. Yadier Molina singles to left, DeJong scores, Carpenter to 2nd. Kolten Wong singles on a bunt to the pitcher, Carpenter to 3rd, Molina to 2nd. Randy Arozarena singles to shortstop, Carpenter scores, Molina to 3rd, Wong to 2nd. Dexter Fowler flies out to center, Molina scores, Wong to 3rd. Tommy Edman grounds into a force out to 2nd, Wong scores, Arozarena out at 2nd, Edman to 1st. Paul Goldschmidt strikes out. 5 runs, 6 hits, 1 left on. Cardinals 5, Royals 0 CARDINALS EIGHTH Marcell Ozuna lines out to right. Paul DeJong homers to center. Matt Carpenter grounds out to first. Yadier Molina lines out to second. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 left on. Cardinals 6, Royals 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – To all those who despaired of erratic Michael Wacha pitching for the Cardinals in cozy Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati Thursday night, consider the following: In 10 games (nine starts) at GABP, Wacha has a 7-1 record, having won all seven in his past seven appearances there. That is far by the most wins he has in any other park but Busch Stadium. Wacha has an impressive — for that ballpark or any other — earned run average of 2.53 in Cincinnati. He has given up just four homers in 53 1/3 innings there. Manager Mike Shildt said those numbers “are hard to ignore. So we didn’t ignore them.” Wacha, who also hasn’t lost to the Reds in five decisions in St. Louis and is 12-1 overall against Cincinnati, says it’s a case of mind over matter. “I try not think about (the park) too much and try to keep the ball down. I just try to keep the ball in the ballpark,” said Wacha, who has given up a whopping 21 homers in 89 1/3 innings to all teams this season. “I really didn’t know my numbers there. “But it’s no different than any ballpark for what I try to do,” said the 28-year-old righthander, who is 6-5 this year. “I try to execute pitches down in the zone and let the defense play behind me, really.” His last outing was a 3 1/3 inning stint at Los Angeles in an 8-0 loss on Aug. 5. Wacha was throwing hard enough, up to 97 mph at one point. But location was another matter as he gave up two homers and walked two, both of which led to runs. Since then, Wacha has thrown two bullpen sessions and been ready on a couple of occasions to come out of the bullpen during a game. A veteran of several postseasons and the star of the 2013 run to the World Series when he was the league championship series Most Valuable Player, Wacha lives for stretch drives. “We know what time of year it is and how much fun this time of year can be,” said Wacha. “We’ve got a lot of optimism in here. “We ran into a couple of hot teams in California (five consecutive losses), but we’re back playing some good baseball.”

AROZARENA GETS FIRST START After sitting and watching on his first night in the majors, rookie outfielder Randy Arozarena was in the Cardinals’ starting lineup Wednesday. Arozarena, who was hitting .368 at Class AAA Memphis, hit ninth and played center field. Lane Thomas did that on Tuesday and was one for three with a run scored. Shildt,who had seen the 24-year-old Cuban native only in spring training,said he was as excited as anyone else to see Arozarena. “I don’t know how much hype is out there,” Shildt said. “It sounds like quite a bit.

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Michael Wacha has a 7-1 career record against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

AVERAGES Batting Arozarena Thomas Wong Munoz Goldschmidt Edman Molina Ozuna DeJong Fowler Wieters Carpenter Team Pitching Gallegos Helsley Gant Brebbia C.Martinez Webb Flaherty Miller Hudson Mikolas Wainwright Wacha Fernandez Team

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AB 4 25 365 147 442 163 269 326 436 335 147 320 3956

R 0 5 41 19 71 22 25 57 76 44 14 45 526

H 2 9 99 39 114 42 69 83 109 82 34 70 963

2B 0 0 19 7 13 7 16 16 27 17 4 14 177

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HR RBI BB SO SB E 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 10 2 6 1 0 8 42 38 61 15 7 2 13 5 28 7 1 26 63 50 124 1 5 4 17 5 35 7 2 4 37 9 35 4 1 22 65 38 74 11 2 20 54 43 100 6 5 13 40 43 95 6 4 10 23 10 44 1 1 10 32 47 96 6 6 146 494 375 1012 79 48

W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO 3 1 1.96 46 0 0 55.0 29 12 12 5 11 76 0 0 2.35 9 0 0 15.1 7 4 4 2 10 15 8 0 2.76 50 0 3 55.1 39 18 17 4 21 45 3 3 2.95 50 0 0 58.0 43 21 19 5 19 71 3 2 3.41 30 0 13 31.2 28 13 12 2 12 31 0 1 3.51 46 0 1 41.0 26 16 16 5 17 38 6 6 3.52 24 24 0 135.1 107 54 53 21 42 157 4 4 3.79 54 0 4 40.1 31 21 17 9 20 55 11 6 3.82 25 24 1 127.1 139 69 54 19 59 97 7 12 4.13 24 24 0 137.1 146 67 63 19 23 101 8 8 4.35 22 22 0 120.0 120 59 58 15 49 118 6 5 5.54 20 15 0 89.1 105 59 55 21 42 72 0 0 10.80 2 0 0 1.2 2 2 2 0 0 3 63 55 4.01 118 118 37 1045.1 951 502 466 146 397 1017

“It’s well deserved. He’s more than earned the opportunity to go out there and play today. Arozarena came into the system as a free agent in 2016 after playing nearly three seasons in the Mexican League. “We’re not overly familiar with Randy,” said Shildt. “He’s turning himself from more of a raw player into more of a polished player and there are reports that that is continuing. He’s an aggressive player, which we like. He clearly swung the bat well at Memphis and he’s been able to be patient and get some walks. “And it looks like he’s played a solid center field.” Arozarena, at the request of Cardinals management, made the move from corner outfield to center last month although he didn’t play center at the end of his time at Memphis when Harrison Bader was sent down. Veteran Dexter Fowler has played a lot of center lately but Shildt said, “Candidly, Dexter has played very well in right. (Center) is where Randy has played most recently and we’ll take a look at it.”

GALLEGOS FINDS HIMSELF AT 28 His 28th birthday was Wednesday but Cardinals righthander Giovanny Gallegos already had established himself as a force in his 28th year. In 55 innings, he had given up only 29 hits, walked 11 and struck out 76 with opponents hitting .153, all figures which rank at the top of the major league charts. “He clearly has two quality pitches (fastball, slider) that he can command, which pretty much makes him equally effective against righties and lefties,” Shildt said. “He throws strikes with both. “He’s got the fastball which has got some life to it. And then he’s got a breaking ball that has some of that beautiful late movement that when guys want to go swing at it, it kind of disappears. “The final component to it, that we don’t take for granted but it’s a really important one, is that he’s not going to make the situation any bigger than it is.” Shildt said Gallegos is “going to give you what he has. And what he has is pretty darned good.”

EXTRA BASES Lefthanded reliever Tony Cingrani, acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Jedd Gyorko swap, remains on the 60day injured list after shoulder surgery. He has not been assigned a number, suggesting he is not close to playing. “I think that speaks to it,” said Shildt. “Who knows? He might have a miraculous recovery. But I have not been privy to any conversations that he’s on a track that he’ll be able to come help us.” ... When Fowler has batted leadoff and scored a run, the teams he has played on in his 12-season career had had a .665 winning percentage. ... First baseman Paul Goldschmidt had not batted in a run against Kansas City until his first-inning sacrifice fly on Tuesday. He has connected for an RBI against all 30 clubs. ... When Yadier Molina caught four innings Wednesday, he passed former Cardinal Tony Pena for seventh all-time at 15,974. Rick Hummel @cmshhummel on Twitter rhummel@post-dispatch.com

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to the right for Matt Carpenter, who bluffed a bunt. This fake induced the Royals to shift to a more normal deployment and, after Carpenter ran the count to 3-1, he lined a single past Keller and into center field. Ozuna scored the game’s first run and Keller was lifted. Yadier Molina greeted Kevin McCarthy with his first hit since July 6th, scoring DeJong. Kolten Wong bunted and McCarthy and catcher Meibrys Viloria got tangled and neither could play the ball, which went for a hit, loading the bases. Randy Arozarena, seeking his first bigleague hit, batted with the Royals’ infield in. Arozarena slashed a grounder on which shortstop Nicky Lopez missed on a diving attempt but the ball hit Molina in the foot. Arozarena had that hit, and Molina, who was behind Lopez when he tried to make the play, wasn’t out, Carpenter scored and the bases were still loaded on a seasonhigh six consecutive singles in an inning. A sacrifice fly by Dexter Fowler and Tommy Edman’s forceout grounder completed the five-run inning and set up Dakota Hudson for his 11th victory. Hudson, who had gone winless in his previous three starts, failing to get through the fifth inning, blanked the Royals on five hits for six innings, getting 12 groundball outs, before gaining relief from Tyler Webb, John Gant and Junior Fernandez. After the Cardinals’ seventh-inning explosion, DeJong smacked a 432-foot homer to left center in the eighth. It was his 20th of the season, making him the first Cardinals shortstop to have multiple 20-homer seasons, with DeJong also hitting 25 in his rookie season of 2017. Hudson, who has had some trouble throwing ground balls lately, threw a bunch in the first inning. One ricocheted off his foot to second baseman Wong. Another, with two Royals on and two out, was a tapper over the mound which Wong fielded on the run and threw out Cuthbert to end the inning. Hudson then tossed his 17th groundball double play — he ranked third in the league in that department — when he got two for one against Bubba Starling in the second. Viloria doubled to left center with two out for the Royals’ third hit. But Hudson retired Lopez on a foul fly to left fielder Ozuna. Ryan O’Hearn doubled to right center

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Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller in Wednesday night’s game, when he threw six hitless innings before the Cardinals broke through. with two out in the Kansas City fourth. But shortstop DeJong dashed in to gather Starling’s roller. That was Hudson’s eighth ground-ball out in four innings. Hudson’s sixth and final inning featured an inning-ending double play in the sixth off the bat of Cuthbert, who grounded to DeJong.

The Cardinals’ seventh shutout of the season and fourth on the road also was their second in succession this season. They hadn’t had back-to-backers since they had three in a row Aug. 6-8 of 2015 when they blanked Cincinnati and then Milwaukee twice. The club’s back-to-back sweeps of op-

ponents (Pittsburgh and Kansas City) was the first time that had happened since May 1-6 last year when the Cardinals wept the Chicago White Sox and Cubs at home over five games. Rick Hummel @cmshhummel on Twitter rhummel@post-dispatch.com


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E: O’Hearn (2). LOB: Cardinals 5, Kansas City 5. 2B: O’Hearn (8), Viloria (3). HR: DeJong (20), off Staumont. RBIs: Fowler (40), Edman (17), DeJong (54), Carpenter (32), Molina (37), Arozarena (1). SF: Fowler. Runners left in scoring position: Cardinals 1 (Edman); Kansas City 3 (Cuthbert, Starling, Lopez). GIDP: DeJong, Cuthbert, Starling. DP: Cardinals 2 ; Kansas City 1 . Cardinals IP Hudson, W, 11-6 6 Webb 11/3 2/ Gant 3 Fernandez 1

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Keller pitched to 3 batters in the 7th. Inherited runners-scored: McCarthy 2-2. Umpires: Home, Greg Gibson; First, Gerry Davis; Second, Brian Knight; Third, Pat Hoberg. T: 2:38. A: 22,494 (37,903).

How they scored CARDINALS SEVENTH Marcell Ozuna singles to left. Paul DeJong singles to right, Ozuna to 2nd. Matt Carpenter singles to center, Ozuna scores, DeJong to 2nd. Yadier Molina singles to left, DeJong scores, Carpenter to 2nd. Kolten Wong singles on a bunt to the pitcher, Carpenter to 3rd, Molina to 2nd. Randy Arozarena singles to shortstop, Carpenter scores, Molina to 3rd, Wong to 2nd. Dexter Fowler flies out to center, Molina scores, Wong to 3rd. Tommy Edman grounds into a force out to 2nd, Wong scores, Arozarena out at 2nd, Edman to 1st. Paul Goldschmidt strikes out. 5 runs, 6 hits, 1 left on. Cardinals 5, Royals 0 CARDINALS EIGHTH Marcell Ozuna lines out to right. Paul DeJong homers to center. Matt Carpenter grounds out to first. Yadier Molina lines out to second. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 left on. Cardinals 6, Royals 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – To all those who despaired of erratic Michael Wacha pitching for the Cardinals in cozy Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati Thursday night, consider the following: In 10 games (nine starts) at GABP, Wacha has a 7-1 record, having won all seven in his past seven appearances there. That is far by the most wins he has in any other park but Busch Stadium. Wacha has an impressive — for that ballpark or any other — earned run average of 2.53 in Cincinnati. He has given up just four homers in 53 1/3 innings there. Manager Mike Shildt said those numbers “are hard to ignore. So we didn’t ignore them.” Wacha, who also hasn’t lost to the Reds in five decisions in St. Louis and is 12-1 overall against Cincinnati, says it’s a case of mind over matter. “I try not think about (the park) too much and try to keep the ball down. I just try to keep the ball in the ballpark,” said Wacha, who has given up a whopping 21 homers in 89 1/3 innings to all teams this season. “I really didn’t know my numbers there. “But it’s no different than any ballpark for what I try to do,” said the 28-year-old righthander, who is 6-5 this year. “I try to execute pitches down in the zone and let the defense play behind me, really.” His last outing was a 3 1/3 inning stint at Los Angeles in an 8-0 loss on Aug. 5. Wacha was throwing hard enough, up to 97 mph at one point. But location was another matter as he gave up two homers and walked two, both of which led to runs. Since then, Wacha has thrown two bullpen sessions and been ready on a couple of occasions to come out of the bullpen during a game. A veteran of several postseasons and the star of the 2013 run to the World Series when he was the league championship series Most Valuable Player, Wacha lives for stretch drives. “We know what time of year it is and how much fun this time of year can be,” said Wacha. “We’ve got a lot of optimism in here. “We ran into a couple of hot teams in California (five consecutive losses), but we’re back playing some good baseball.”

AROZARENA GETS FIRST START After sitting and watching on his first night in the majors, rookie outfielder Randy Arozarena was in the Cardinals’ starting lineup Wednesday. Arozarena, who was hitting .368 at Class AAA Memphis, hit ninth and played center field. Lane Thomas did that on Tuesday and was one for three with a run scored. Shildt,who had seen the 24-year-old Cuban native only in spring training,said he was as excited as anyone else to see Arozarena. “I don’t know how much hype is out there,” Shildt said. “It sounds like quite a bit.

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Michael Wacha has a 7-1 career record against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

GALLEGOS FINDS HIMSELF AT 28

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W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO 3 1 1.96 46 0 0 55.0 29 12 12 5 11 76 0 0 2.35 9 0 0 15.1 7 4 4 2 10 15 8 0 2.76 50 0 3 55.1 39 18 17 4 21 45 3 3 2.95 50 0 0 58.0 43 21 19 5 19 71 3 2 3.41 30 0 13 31.2 28 13 12 2 12 31 0 1 3.51 46 0 1 41.0 26 16 16 5 17 38 6 6 3.52 24 24 0 135.1 107 54 53 21 42 157 4 4 3.79 54 0 4 40.1 31 21 17 9 20 55 11 6 3.82 25 24 1 127.1 139 69 54 19 59 97 7 12 4.13 24 24 0 137.1 146 67 63 19 23 101 8 8 4.35 22 22 0 120.0 120 59 58 15 49 118 6 5 5.54 20 15 0 89.1 105 59 55 21 42 72 0 0 10.80 2 0 0 1.2 2 2 2 0 0 3 63 55 4.01 118 118 37 1045.1 951 502 466 146 397 1017

“It’s well deserved. He’s more than earned the opportunity to go out there and play today. Arozarena came into the system as a free agent in 2016 after playing nearly three seasons in the Mexican League. “We’re not overly familiar with Randy,” said Shildt. “He’s turning himself from more of a raw player into more of a polished player and there are reports that that is continuing. He’s an aggressive player, which we like. He clearly swung the bat well at Memphis and he’s been able to be patient and get some walks. “And it looks like he’s played a solid center field.” Arozarena, at the request of Cardinals management, made the move from corner outfield to center last month although he didn’t play center at the end of his time at Memphis when Harrison Bader was sent down. Veteran Dexter Fowler has played a lot of center lately but Shildt said, “Candidly, Dexter has played very well in right. (Center) is where Randy has played most recently and we’ll take a look at it.”

His 28th birthday was Wednesday but Cardinals righthander Giovanny Gallegos already had established himself as a force in his 28th year. In 55 innings, he had given up only 29 hits, walked 11 and struck out 76 with opponents hitting .153, all figures which rank at the top of the major league charts. “He clearly has two quality pitches (fastball, slider) that he can command, which pretty much makes him equally effective against righties and lefties,” Shildt said. “He throws strikes with both. “He’s got the fastball which has got some life to it. And then he’s got a breaking ball that has some of that beautiful late movement that when guys want to go swing at it, it kind of disappears. “The final component to it, that we don’t take for granted but it’s a really important one, is that he’s not going to make the situation any bigger than it is.” Shildt said Gallegos is “going to give you what he has. And what he has is pretty darned good.”

EXTRA BASES Lefthanded reliever Tony Cingrani, acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Jedd Gyorko swap, remains on the 60day injured list after shoulder surgery. He has not been assigned a number, suggesting he is not close to playing. “I think that speaks to it,” said Shildt. “Who knows? He might have a miraculous recovery. But I have not been privy to any conversations that he’s on a track that he’ll be able to come help us.” ... When Fowler has batted leadoff and scored a run, the teams he has played on in his 12-season career had had a .665 winning percentage. ... First baseman Paul Goldschmidt had not batted in a run against Kansas City until his first-inning sacrifice fly on Tuesday. He has connected for an RBI against all 30 clubs. ... When Yadier Molina caught four innings Wednesday, he passed former Cardinal Tony Pena for seventh all-time at 15,974. Rick Hummel @cmshhummel on Twitter rhummel@post-dispatch.com

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Dakota Hudson, after three dry starts in which he didn’t make it past four innings, gained his 11th victory, most by a major league rookie, as he tossed six innings of five-hit ball, getting 12 groundball outs, featuring his 17th and 18th double plays induced. “I knew that if I could get through as many innings as possible and throw up as many zeroes as possible, eventually our hitters would come through,” said Hudson. “And they did.” Randy Arozarena got his first major league hit — off Yadier Molina’s foot — and then he got his second. And Paul DeJong became the first Cardinals shortstop to have multiple 20-homer seasons. It was Keller’s game, although Hudson hadn’t given in yet, until Marcell Ozuna lashed a 2-1 fastball past the dive of Kansas City third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert to open the seventh and DeJong followed with a single to right on the next offering. The Royals’ infield defense shifted to the right for Matt Carpenter, who bluffed a bunt. This fake induced the Royals to shift to a more normal deployment. “That was the goal,” Carpenter said. Carpenter ultimately lined a single past Keller and into center field. Ozuna scored the game’s first run and Keller (7-13) was lifted. “This guy’s got pretty good stuff,” Carpenter. “Thankfully, we were able to figure him out. It took us a while but we got to him.” Molina greeted Kevin McCarthy with his first hit since July 6th, scoring DeJong. Kolten Wong pop-bunted a ball and McCarthy and catcher Meibrys Viloria got tangled and neither could play the ball, which went for a hit, loading the bases. With the infield in, Arozarena slashed a grounder on which shortstop Nicky Lopez missed on a diving attempt but the ball hit Molina in the foot. Arozarena had his first hit, and Molina, who was behind Lopez when the infielder

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Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller in Wednesday night’s game, when he threw six hitless innings before the Cardinals broke through. tried to make the play, wasn’t out automatically, Carpenter scored and the bases were still loaded on a season-high six consecutive singles in an inning. It was the first time at least six Cardinals hitters in succession had reached via singles since Aug. 6 of 2007. Molina, at first, said he thought he was out and was standing near third base until he was encouraged to jump on it and stay there. “I just told him to stay on the bag,” said third-base coach Pop Warner, who knew the ball was still live and that the umpires had

not blown the play dead. The ball is not dead when a runner is hit by a ball with the defender in front of him, whether the defender tips it or not, and Carpenter, upon watching the replay, actually thought Lopez had tipped it. “I thought the ball was dead because I saw the umpire call time out,” said Molina. “Strange play,” said Carpenter. A sacrifice fly by Dexter Fowler and Tommy Edman’s forceout grounder completed the five-run inning After the Cardinals’ seventh-

inning explosion, DeJong smacked a 432-foot homer into the waterfall in the eighth. DeJong also hit 25 in his rookie season of 2017 and just missed the 20 mark last season when he hit 19 despite missing a monthand-half with a broken left hand. “It’s pretty amazing to think about all the great players that played in this uniform, so I’m extremely honored,” DeJong said. “Hopefully, it’s a standard and not the exception.” Tyler Webb, John Gant and rookie Junior Fernandez, who had an impressive ninth, threw

three innings of hitless relief as the Cardinals beat the Royals for the 39th time in 58 games here for a .672 winning percentage. That is the best road percentage in baseball history for a minimum of 50 games played. The Cardinals’ seventh shutout of the season and fourth on the road also was their second in two nights here. They hadn’t had back-to-backers since they had three in a row since Aug. 6-8 of 2015 when they blanked Cincinnati and then Milwaukee twice. Not surprisingly, Molina, out since early July because of a right thumb injury, has been behind the plate in both shutouts. “It’s not me,” said Molina. “It’s the pitchers.” The club’s back-to-back sweeps of opponents (Pittsburgh and Kansas City) was the first time that had happened since May 1-6 last year when the Cardinals wept the Chicago White Sox and Cubs at home over five games. Arozarena had a single to the outfield for his second hit in the ninth. And he also played a solid center field, having to make a tough catch on Cuthbert’s fourth-inning ball which changed directions a couple of times. “It was sinking and then cutting,” said Arozarena, through a translator. “The most important thing is that I caught it.” The most important thing for Hudson (11-6) is that he took control of counts. Asked initially for the major difference in Hudson, pitching coach Mike Maddux deadpanned, “He threw up six doughnuts, right? The obvious. “But he pitched ahead. Quick outs. Bottom line.” And the Cardinals’ bottom line is their winning percentage — .5339 to Chicago’s .5333. Of course, there is a lifetime left, at 44 games. “That’s how this division has been — constantly changing,” said Wong. “Constantly beating up on one another. “We’re never out.” Rick Hummel @cmshhummel on Twitter rhummel@post-dispatch.com


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Stephen Curry averaged 27.3 points per game for the Warriors last season. BY JANIE MCCAULEY

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49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, shown in a June practice, threw interceptions on five straight pass attempts at practice Wednesday.

Garoppolo working off rust own against the Browns’ receivers, and quarterback Baker Mayfield never even challenged the rookie in seven-on-seven or 11-on-11 drills. “I felt like I competed well, felt like I worked hard,” Ya-Sin said. “I definitely want to continue to get better, whether it’s against a guy on our team or their team.” Ya-Sin didn’t go one-on-one with either of the Browns’ projected starting receivers — Odell Beckham Jr. or Jarvis Landry, the talented college teammates who were reunited in a draft-week trade. Landry did limited work, none against YaSin, and Beckham again sat out though he was dressed.

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jimmy Garoppolo had a practice to forget in his final session before facing an opposing defense for the first time since suffering a season-ending knee injury in September. Garoppolo threw interceptions on five straight pass attempts at practice for the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, by far his worst session since his return from the torn ACL that cut short his 2018 season after three games. “I was the defensive coach today so I was pumped,” coach Kyle Shanahan said. “The defense did great today. Obviously, he struggled. You hope to never have a day like that. But I don’t think it’s never not happened to anyone. When you do that, you hope you can practice long enough and you have a chance to play out of it.” Garoppolo’s day went off the rails when safety Jaquiski Tartt intercepted a pass that was tipped by linebacker Kwon Alexander. Free safety Tarvarius Moore added two more interceptions, cornerback Richard Sherman jumped in front of tight end Ross Dwelley for one of his own and cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon had one in the end zone on an attempt to Dante Pettis. Garoppolo settled down a bit after that and did lead a two-minute drill into the red zone before Tartt nearly came up with another interception on the final play, only to have it go through his hands to Jordan Matthews for a completion short of the goal line. Shanahan said he hopes a practice like this will be a learning experience for Garoppolo on how to deal with frustration when things don’t go the right way in games. Garoppolo will get a chance to rebound when the 49ers hold joint practices with the Denver Broncos on Friday and Saturday in preparation for an exhibition game. This will be Garoppolo’s first time facing an opposing defense since injuring his knee in Kansas City last Sept. 23. He will also get a chance to play in the game on Monday night.

Agreement to disagree

The Colts took cornerback Rock Ya-Sin with their first draft pick in April, No. 34 overall.

ford, New Jersey that he was considering legal action against the doctor to recover the $1.2 million in salary he will lose during his suspension. He did not identify the doctor. Tate said he was frustrated, accepted both the blame and the punishment, and added he was having a tough time for letting down his teammates and the organization for the start of the season. “I have been thinking about this since April and May,” Tate said. “This has been on my mind. I have lost a lot of sleep. It’s kind of hurt me to my core having to explain to the organization what is going on. I’m just ready to move forward. I just want to play football. You look at me. I am not trying to cheat.” Tate signed a $37.5 million contract as a free agent with the Giants in March. He said he started taking a fertility drug in April and a couple of days later said he was randomly tested for drugs by the league. He learned shortly after that the drug, which he said was clomifene, was a banned substance. Under the current collective bargaining Giants’ Tate blames doctor agreement, players can use fertility drugs, New York Giants wide receiver Golden but they must get prior approve before Tate III never hesitated to take a pre- taking them. Tate did not. scribed fertility drug because the doctor who wrote the prescription told him he Colts rookie impresses had given it to other NFL players and it Indianapolis cornerback Rock Ya-Sin was not banned. has impressed coaches with his playmakSpeaking to reporters a day after an in- ing skills. dependent arbiter upheld his suspension He passed another significant milestone for the first four games of the regular sea- Wednesday. In the first of two joint pracson, Tate said Wednesday in East Ruther- tices against Cleveland, Ya-Sin held his

Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills said he and team owner Stephen Ross have agreed to disagree. Stills objected to Ross hosting a recent fundraiser for Donald Trump, and said there was a contradiction in the Dolphins owner supporting both the president and racial equality. Following a team practice Wednesday against the host Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Stills said he recently spoke with Ross about the matter and agreed there were no hard feelings. “I have my opinion, and he has his,” Stills said. “Our conversation was short. We agreed to disagree, and we both said that there weren’t any hard feelings, and our focus was on trying to win games this year.” He earlier noted Ross is the founder of RISE, a nonprofit that strives to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations. Ross last week said he’s a champion of racial equality but also a longtime friend of Trump’s.

Around the league Dolphins coach Brian Flores acknowledged running back Kenyan Drake’s foot injury suffered Tuesday will take “a while” to heal, meaning the starter likely won’t play in any remaining preseason games. ... Green Bay Packers linebacker Oren Burks said he will not need surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle and he’s hoping to play this season. ... The Washington Redskins said quarterback Colt McCoy will miss the team’s second preseason game while he recovers from a broken leg suffered in December. ... The Atlanta Falcons claimed quarterback Danny Etling off waivers. ... The Buccaneers claimed wide receiver Emanuel Hall off waivers.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry knows he and Kevin Durant will reminisce with fondness someday, years or even decades from now, at one of those celebratory reunions teams like to do, about their three insanely successful seasons together on the Golden State Warriors. They will reflect on the greatness, the fun, all they learned from each other shooting side by side day after day. Two championships and a pair of NBA Finals MVP awards for Durant. “I’ll always remember the three years we had. We’ll probably be back here down the road celebrating those like they did the ’7475 team,” Curry said, nodding in the direction of the Warriors’ recent championship banners. “It’ll be cool when that happens.” Curry for now is embracing new beginnings as the oldest player on a Golden State roster that will look far different come training camp next month — and that also was the theme he shared with girls attending his Warriors camp this week in one of his bittersweet final trips to the downtown Oakland practice facility before a move to San Francisco and the new Chase Center. Durant, recovering from surgery to repair a ruptured right Achilles tendon, has departed to join the Brooklyn Nets. “We won two championships and I think we both got better throughout the process as basketball players and as people,” Curry said. “With the demand every single night to be great and just all that that comes with, in terms of the media attention, the scrutiny, the criticism, the praise even, it’s a lot to handle. And I think me and him especially on that level could connect. Him going to Brooklyn, you’re just trying to make sure he’s happy and going to a place where he feels like he needs to be. At the end of the day, you’ve got to be happy about that for him.” Also gone are veterans Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston, guard Quinn Cook and big man DeMarcus Cousins. The Warriors meanwhile have added a handful of new faces like D’Angelo Russell, Willie Cauley-Stein and Glenn Robinson III. Draymond Green got a new four-year deal earlier this month worth close to $100 million. Kevon Looney re-signed, too. Curry’s backcourt mate will be Russell as Klay Thompson works back this season from surgery for a torn ACL in his left knee that he injured in the deciding Game 6 loss of the Finals to the Toronto Raptors. At 31, Curry doesn’t mind that he will be the old guy entering his 11th NBA season. “Has it sunk in? No. Have people been reminding me? Yes, any time they bring up our team looking forward,” he said with a smile. “It’s cool though. Hopefully I’m wise beyond my years but still youthful in what I can do on the floor.” Curry is unconcerned at this stage about outside expectations regarding how good this group might be and speculation that these Warriors may not be a championship contender. “I know the reality of the situation in terms of we lost a guy like Kevin Durant, who’s an all-time great basketball player,” Curry said. “We lost two veteran highIQ guys in Shaun and Andre that really were like the cogs in the wheel that kept us going and you could rely on them every single game. ... It’s just a matter of now we have to, I wouldn’t even say prove people wrong, but we have to kind of galvanize the new roster and do the exact same thing.”

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Woods needs good week, health to make top 30 BY DOUG FERGUSON

Associated Press

MEDINAH, Ill. — The course is familiar to Tiger Woods. The circumstances are not. Medinah is where Woods buried an 8-foot par putt on the 17th hole in 1999 to win the PGA Championship for the first time by holding off teenager Sergio Garcia. He returned to Medinah in 2006 and again won the PGA Championship, this time making history as the only player to win multiple majors in consecutive years. “I’ve had some good memories,” Woods said. What he needs now is good health and a good week at the BMW Championship. Otherwise one of his best memories from last year will remain just that. Woods withdrew last week after one round of the FedEx Cup playoffs opener, citing a mild strain of the oblique. That dropped him from No. 28 to No. 38 in the FedEx Cup because points are quadrupled during the postseason. The PGA Tour projects that he needs to finish at least 11th — he only has one top 10 since winning the Masters — to have any chance of being among the top 30 players who advance to the Tour Championship for the FedEx Cup finale and a shot at the $15 million bonus. Woods is the defending champion at East Lake, capping his comeback from four back surgeries with a vintage performance at the Tour Championship. “I’m trying to win this tournament just like anybody else in this field, and trying to get to East Lake and trying to get to a place where a lot of things changed for me last year,” Woods said after his proam. “And hopefully I can make that happen.” That it even might happen is a mild surprise. Woods says he didn’t feel right last week at Liberty National, and it showed in a pro-am round when he didn’t hit full shots on the back nine, only chipping and putting. When he withdrew after a 75 in the

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Tiger Woods putts on the 14th green Wednesday during the pro-am round of the BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois.

BMW Championship Thursday-Sunday, Medinah Country Club, Chicago. At stake: $9.25 million purse ($1,655,000 and 2,000 FedEx Cup points to the winner). Round 1 TV: Golf Channel, 2-6 p.m. first round with the oblique injury, it seemed as though that might be the end of his season. But he showed up Tuesday at Medinah, only to start this week in the same way as last week. “Took the back nine off, chipped and putted quite a bit,” Woods said. He then added that his body “definitely doesn’t feel like it did on Friday, that’s for sure.” “It was nice to take those days off,” he said, referring to the threeday weekend after withdrawing.

“I had to just let it calm down and get a bunch of treatment on it, and it feels so much better.” So many others are in better position, minus the history at Medinah. Brooks Koepka remains atop the FedEx Cup standings, even with another pedestrian week in the playoffs. Koepka tied for 30th at Liberty National. The world’s No. 1 player only has two top 10s in 16 appearances in these postseason events. He described it as frustrating, though nothing four major championships won’t soothe. “I’ve been so burned out,” Koepka said. “I’ve done a better job of being in shape and focusing a little bit more, focusing a little bit harder and trying to gear the schedule for around this. The way the schedule worked out this year,

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES: Designated RHP Jimmy Yacabonis for assignment. Claimed RHP Ryan Eades off waivers from Minnesota and optioned him to Norfolk (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS: Optioned LHP Josh Smith to Columbus (IL). Recalled LHP Logan Allen from Columbus. Sent RHPs Corey Kluber and Dan Otero and LHP Tyler Olson to Akron (EL) and OF Bradley Zimmer to the AZL Indians Red for rehab assignments. DETROIT TIGERS: Optioned RHP John Schreiber to Toledo (IL). Recalled RHP David McKay from Toledo. Sent C Grayson Greiner to Lakeland (FSL) for a rehab assignment. HOUSTON ASTROS: Optioned INF/OF Myles Straw and RHP Joe Biagini to Round Rock (PCL). Recalled RHP Cy Sneed from Round Rock. LOS ANGELES ANGELS: Optioned RHP Jake Jewell to Salt Lake (PCL). Reinstated RHP Noé Ramirez from the 10-day IL. NEW YORK YANKEES: Optioned LHP Joe Mantiply to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Designated RHP Brady Lail for assignment. Recalled 2B Thairo Estrada from Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre. Claimed RHP Ryan Dull off waivers from San Francisco and added him to the 40-man roster. OAKLAND ATHLETICS: Optioned OF Nick Martini to Las Vegas (PCL). Designated C Beau Taylor for assignment. Selected the contract of INF Corban Joseph from Las Vegas. SEATTLE MARINERS: Sent OFs Mitch Haniger and Braden Bishop to Modesto (Cal) for rehab assignments. TAMPA BAY RAYS: Placed OF Avisail Garcia on the 10-day IL. Optioned RHP Austin Pruitt to Durham (IL). Reinstated LHP Jose Alvarado from the 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Jose De Leon from Durham. Sent 2B Brandon Lowe to the GCL Rays for a rehab assignment. National League COLORADO ROCKIES: Optioned RHP Jeff Hoffman to Albuquerque (PCL). Recalled RHP Yency Almonte from Albuquerque. MIAMI MARLINS: Sent 1B Neil Walker to Jupiter (FSL) for a rehab assignment. MILWAUKEE BREWERS: Optioned RHP Jake Faria to San Antonio (PCL). Recalled RHP Ray Black from San Antonio. Sent RHP Jimmy Nelson to San Antonio for a rehab assignment. NEW YORK METS: Placed INF Jeff McNeil on the 10-day IL. Selected the contract of INF Rubén Tejada from Syracuse (IL). Transferred RHP Jacob Rhame to the 60-day IL. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES: Sent RHP Jerad Eickhoff to Lehigh Valley (IL) for a rehab assignment. Signed C Nick Hundley to a minor league contract. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS: Placed INF Pablo Sandoval on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Sunday. Reinstated OF Alex Dickerson from the 10-day IL. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS: Released 1B Carlos

Castro and OF Wuilmer Becerra. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS: Signed C Nate Montgomery. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS: Named Matt Pitman public address announcer. WASHINGTON WIZARDS: Named Antawn Jamison director of pro personnel and Laron Profit and John Carideo pro scouts. FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS: Claimed DT Dare Odeyingbo off waivers from Tampa Bay. NEW YORK GIANTS: Waived P Ryan Anderson. Claimed P Johnny Townsend off waivers from Oakland. Signed DB Terrell Sinkfield Jr. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: Signed WR Emanuel Hall. Waived S Micah Abernathy. HOCKEY National Hockey League TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING: Traded F Adam Erne to Detroit for a 2020 fourth-round draft pick. American Hockey League SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE: Agreed to terms with D Josh Wesley on a one-year contract. SAN DIEGO GULLS: Signed D Hunter Drew and Steven Ruggiero, G Roman Durny and Fs Alex Broadhurst, Brent Gates Jr. and Luke Gazdic to one-year contracts. ECHL ECHL: Announced the Board of Governors approved the transfer of controlling interest in the Florida Everblades to a group led by David Hoffmann. SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS: Added a second game to the one-game suspension of Minnesota F Mason Toye for spitting at an opponent. HOUSTON DYNAMO: Fired coach Wilmer Cabrera. Promoted assistant coach Davy Arnaud to interim head coach for the remainder of the season. National Women’s Soccer League NWSL: Added a second game to the one-game suspension of Orlando F Marta for unsportsmanlike conduct. USL Championship USL: Suspended Hartford assistant coach Lucas Kruel five games, Hartford D Raymond Lee three games and Austin assistant coach Lee Stookberry, Hartford D Alex Davey, Austin M Demar Phillips, Austin D Jermaine Taylor, Charleston D Leland Archer, El Paso M James Kiffe, Reno M Eric Calvillo, New Mexico D Manny Padilla, Birmingham D Kyle Culbertson, Charleston M Vincenzo Candela, LA Galaxy M Carlos Harvey, Las Vegas F Irvin Parra, Las Vegas F Preston Tabortetaka, New Mexico M Josh Suggs, Portland M Eryk Williamson, Reno M Kevin Partida, Memphis M Cam Lindley and Hartford M Mads Jörgensen one game. COLLEGE SAINT ANSELM: Named Ian Burgess athletic event management/recreation and intramurals coordinator.

GOLF Area holes in one

Birch Creek Golf Club: Ken Kahler, hole No. 12, 108 yards, 9-iron St. Louis Country Club: Mary Anne Mellow, hole No. 2, 146 yards, driver Westwood Country Club: Dr. Oscar Schwartz, hole No. 7, 121 yards, pitching wedge Algonquin: David Maher, hole No. 13, 197 yards, 5-iron Belvedere Golf Club: Andrew Baur, hole No. 4, 196 yards, 4-hybrid Tapawingo: Bob Schumert, hole No. 2, 135 yards, 7-iron Tapawingo: Herschel Beheler, hole No. 6, 163 yards, 4-hybrid Forest Dunes Golf Club: John Gerst, hole No. 19, 130 yards, 9-iron Columbia Golf Club: Walter Yeoman, hole No. 16, 97 yards, 7-iron Columbia Bridges: Darrell Range, hole No. 7, 93 yards, pitching wedge Whitmoor Country Club: Terri Harris, hole No. 14 South, 109 yards, 9-iron Oak Brook Golf Club: Paula Shofroth, hole No. 14, 131 yards, 8-iron Birch Creek Golf Club: Tony Duffner, hole No. 5, 160 yards, 5-hybrid Birch Creek Golf Club: John Martin, hole No. 12, 125 yards, 9-iron Westwood Country Club: Angela Dalton, hole No. 12, 102 yards, 7-iron Country Lake Golf Club: Gerry Gotsch, hole No. 2, 125 yards, pitching wedge Acorns Golf Links: Joyce Koester, hole No. 6, 80 yards, 9-iron Wolf Hollow: Mark Vreeland, hole No. 9, 175 yards, 3-hybrid

PGA Tour statistics

Scoring Average: 1, Rory McIlroy, 69.062. 2, Patrick Cantlay, 69.170. 3, Webb Simpson, 69.175. 4, Brooks Koepka, 69.319. 5, Dustin Johnson, 69.459. 6, Justin Rose, 69.482. 7, Jon Rahm, 69.565. 8, Justin Thomas, 69.584. 9, Tommy Fleetwood, 69.634. 10, Matt Kuchar, 69.696. Driving Distance: 1, Cameron Champ, 317.2. 2, Rory McIlroy, 313.6. 3, Luke List, 313.3. 4, Wyndham Clark, 312.0. 5, Bubba Watson, 311.6. 6, Seth Reeves, 311.4. 7, Dustin Johnson, 311.1. 8, Trey Mullinax, 310.2. 9, Tony Finau, 309.2. 10, Cameron Davis, 309.0. Driving Accuracy Percentage: 1, Chez Reavie, 75.62%. 2, Ryan Moore, 75.26%. 3,

Jim Furyk, 74.52%. 4, Ryan Armour, 73.81%. 5, Henrik Stenson, 72.13%. 6, Andrew Landry, 71.72%. 7, Brice Garnett, 71.45%. 8, Brian Stuard, 71.09%. 9, Abraham Ancer, 70.45%. 10, Austin Cook, 70.26%. Greens in Regulation Percentage: 1, Corey Conners, 72.93%. 2, Johnson Wagner, 71.55%. 3, Alex Prugh, 71.44%. 4, Charles Howell III, 71.02%. 5, Justin Thomas, 70.92%. 6, Jason Dufner, 70.76%. 7, Paul Casey, 70.73%. 8, Josh Teater, 70.48%. 9, Matt Kuchar, 70.45%. 10, Brooks Koepka, 70.37%. Birdie Average: 1, Justin Thomas, 4.52. 2 (tie), Rory McIlroy and Gary Woodland, 4.45. 4, Aaron Wise, 4.42. 5, Patrick Cantlay, 4.39. 6, Jon Rahm, 4.38. 7, Dustin Johnson, 4.35. 8, Brooks Koepka, 4.29. 9, 2 tied with 4.26. Eagles (Holes per): 1, Rory McIlroy, 83.1. 2, Martin Laird, 84.7. 3, Jhonattan Vegas, 86.4. 4, Brooks Koepka, 91.4. 5, Paul Casey, 92.8. 6, Keith Mitchell, 94.8. 7, Justin Thomas, 96.0. 8, Justin Rose, 97.2. 9, Cody Gribble, 99.0. 10, Sam Burns, 100.3. Sand Save Percentage: 1, Dustin Johnson, 65.22%. 2, Ernie Els, 64.47%. 3, Tommy Fleetwood, 64.29%. 4, Francesco Molinari, 64.18%. 5, Webb Simpson, 63.25%. 6 (tie), Talor Gooch and Martin Kaymer, 62.50%. 8, Sam Ryder, 62.40%. 9, Jimmy Walker, 61.76%. 10, Ian Poulter, 61.22%.

LPGA Tour statistics

Scoring: 1, Jin Young Ko, 69.034. 2, Hyo Joo Kim, 69.265. 3, Sung Hyun Park, 69.321. 4, Jeongeun Lee6, 69.683. 5, Brooke M. Henderson, 69.742. 6, Minjee Lee, 69.764. 7, Nelly Korda, 69.852. 8, Carlota Ciganda, 69.853. 9, Mi Jung Hur, 69.863. 10, Shanshan Feng, 69.932. Driving Distance: 1, Anne van Dam, 284.136. 2, Angel Yin, 281.910. 3, Joanna Klatten, 279.275. 4, Sung Hyun Park, 277.425. 5, Lexi Thompson, 276.962. 6, Nanna Koerstz Madsen, 275.776. 7, Jessica Korda, 275.231. 8, Elizabeth Szokol, 275.124. 9, Brooke M. Henderson, 274.288. 10, Carlota Ciganda, 272.949. Greens in Regulation: 1, Jin Young Ko, 79.60%. 2 (tie), Nelly Korda and Sung Hyun Park, 76.60%. 4, Lexi Thompson, 75.80%. 5, Yu Liu, 75.70%. 6 (tie), Shanshan Feng, Minjee Lee and Jane Park, 75.50%. 9, Brooke M. Henderson, 75.30%. 10, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, 75.20%.

the last four months, just really haven’t had too many weeks off.” Most of the focus is on the 30 players who advance to East Lake. There is no cut in the 69-man field, which should help (Kevin Na withdrew because his wife is expecting to give birth). Andrew Putnam is holding down the 30th spot by four points over Ryan Palmer, but anyone can advance. Patrick Reed was 50th starting the playoffs, and his victory at Liberty National moved him to No. 2. Among those with plenty of work to do are Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson and Ian Poulter, who never has been to the Tour Championship since the FedEx Cup playoffs began in 2007. He still vividly recalls the time 10 years ago when he finished two-hundredths of a point behind 30th place. “I was sitting on the plane, tied

30ths, delighted to go to East Lake, and then being told the plane is going somewhere else,” Poulter said. “So great, yeah, I remember it. It’s only been 10 years.” Poulter has the strongest memories of Medinah this side of Woods from having led Europe to the greatest Ryder Cup comeback by a visiting team in 2012. Poulter birdied the last five holes to win a fourballs match Saturday evening that salvaged European hopes, and he went 4-0 for the week. So does Rory McIlroy, at No. 3 in the FedEx Cup. Not only did he meet his wife during the Ryder Cup at Medinah, he forgot what time zone he was in and needed a police escort to the course to avoid missing his tee time. That squad car later was put up for auction. Poulter bought it for $7,000.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL LEADERS

SOCCER

NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING DOUBLES Reynolds, PIT .338 Bell, PIT 36 McNeil, NYM .332 Blackmon, COL 32 Yelich, MIL .329 Baez, CHC 32 Blackmon, COL .323 Story, COL 32 Marte, ARI .320 Albies, ATL 31 Rendon, WAS .318 Bryant, CHC 31 Bellinger, LAD .317 McNeil, NYM 31 Freeman, ATL .311 Harper, PHI 30 Arenado, COL .303 Pillar, SF 30 Dahl, COL .302 Rendon, WAS 30 HOME RUNS Seager, LAD 30 Bellinger, LAD 39 TRIPLES Yelich, MIL 39 Escobar, ARI 9 Alonso, NYM 38 Marte, ARI 8 Acuna Jr., ATL 34 Albies, ATL 7 Suarez, CIN 33 Blackmon, COL 7 Bell, PIT 31 Eaton, WAS 6 Renfroe, SD 31 6 Freeman, ATL 29 Rosario, NYM 6 Baez, CHC 28 Tatis Jr., SD TOTAL BASES Muncy, LAD 28 Yelich, MIL 281 RUNS BATTED IN Bell, PIT 98 Bellinger, LAD 279 Acuna Jr., ATL 267 Escobar, ARI 96 265 Freeman, ATL 96 Marte, ARI Rendon, WAS 92 Freeman, ATL 263 Arenado, COL 90 Blackmon, COL 260 260 Bellinger, LAD 90 Baez, CHC 259 Alonso, NYM 85 Bell, PIT Alonso, NYM 251 Yelich, MIL 85 250 Harper, PHI 83 Story, COL Acuna Jr., ATL 81 EARNED RUN Baez, CHC 81 AVERAGE Hosmer, SD 81 Ryu, LAD 1.45 STOLEN BASES Soroka, ATL 2.32 Acuna Jr., ATL 28 Scherzer, WAS 2.41 Dyson, ARI 25 Kershaw, LAD 2.63 Turner, WAS 25 deGrom, NYM 2.68 Yelich, MIL 23 Castillo, CIN 2.69 Marte, PIT 19 Buehler, LAD 3.08 Robles, WAS 18 Gray, CIN 3.10 Margot, SD 16 Teheran, ATL 3.35 Story, COL 16 Corbin, WAS 3.41 Tatis Jr., SD 16 WON-LOST Wong, STL 15 Strasburg, WAS 15-5 SLUGGING Fried, ATL 14-4 PERCENTAGE Kershaw, LAD 12-2 Yelich, MIL .690 Ryu, LAD 12-2 Bellinger, LAD .660 11-3 Rendon, WAS .604 Nola, PHI Bell, PIT .601 Woodruff, MIL 11-3 Castillo, CIN 11-4 Blackmon, COL .592 Alonso, NYM .589 Marquez, COL 11-5 10 Freeman, ATL .568 6 tied GAMES PITCHED Story, COL .567 64 Marte, ARI .565 Claudio, MIL 58 Baez, CHC .547 Chafin, ARI Stammen, SD 58 ON-BASE Lorenzen, CIN 56 PERCENTAGE 56 Yelich, MIL .420 Suero, WAS 55 Bellinger, LAD .414 Shaw, COL SAVES Reynolds, PIT .412 Freeman, ATL .404 Yates, SD 33 Soto, WAS .404 Smith, SF 29 McNeil, NYM .400 Doolittle, WAS 27 Rendon, WAS .400 Jansen, LAD 26 Rizzo, CHC .391 Hader, MIL 25 .391 Bryant, CHC INNINGS PITCHED Marte, ARI .382 Marquez, COL 163.0 RUNS SCORED Bumgarner, SF158.2 Acuna Jr., ATL 101 Strasburg, WAS158.0 Bellinger, LAD 95 Nola, PHI 154.1 Freeman, ATL 94 Syndergrd, NY148.0 Blackmon, COL 88 deGrom, NYM 148.0 Story, COL 88 Corbin, WAS 147.2 Bryant, CHC 87 Wheeler, NYM 144.1 Rendon, WAS 86 Castillo, CIN 143.2 HITS Ryu, LAD 142.2 Marte, ARI 150 STRIKEOUTS Acuna Jr., ATL 147 Albies, ATL 144 Scherzer, WAS 189 Freeman, ATL 144 deGrom, NYM 189 187 Blackmon, COL 142 Ray, ARI Arenado, COL 137 Strasburg, WAS 185 173 Baez, CHC 136 Nola, PHI Castillo, CIN 172 BASES ON BALLS 172 Hoskins, PHI 90 Corbin, WAS Harper, PHI 83 Marquez, COL 163 Soto, WAS 76 Buehler, LAD 160 Donaldson, ATL 71 Darvish, CHC 158 COMPLETE GAMES Grandal, MIL 71 2 Bellinger, LAD 70 Buehler, LAD 2 Muncy, LAD 70 Eflin, PHI 1 Freeman, ATL 69 12 tied

AMERICAN LEAGUE DOUBLES BATTING 43 LeMahieu, NYY .337 Devers, BOS Brantley, HOU .328 Bogaerts, BOS 40 Devers, BOS .327 Benintendi, BOS 36 35 Alberto, BAL .318 Brantley, HOU Martinez, BOS .308 Merrifield, KC 33 Bogaerts, BOS .308 Gurriel, HOU 32 Altuve, HOU .307 Betts, BOS 31 Gurriel, HOU .306 Polanco, MIN 31 Merrifield, KC .306 Ramirez, CLE 31 Lindor, CLE .303 Buxton, MIN 30 HOME RUNS Semien, OAK 30 Trout, LAA 39 TRIPLES Soler, KC 35 Merrifield, KC 9 Cruz, MIN 32 Mondesi, KC 9 Kepler, MIN 32 Dozier, KC 7 Encarnacion, NYY30 Kiermaier, TB 7 Mancini, BAL 29 Meadows, TB 7 Bregman, HOU 28 Smith, SEA 7 Martinez, BOS 28 Gardner, NYY 6 Bogaerts, BOS 27 Santana, TEX 6 5 Chapman, OAK 27 Betts, BOS 5 Santana, CLE 27 Goodrum, DET 5 Vogelbach, SEA 27 Polanco, MIN Semien, OAK 5 RUNS BATTED IN TOTAL BASES Devers, BOS 94 284 Bogaerts, BOS 92 Devers, BOS Trout, LAA 92 Bogaerts, BOS 267 263 Soler, KC 87 Trout, LAA Abreu, CHW 86 Martinez, BOS 253 Gurriel, HOU 84 Merrifield, KC 248 247 LeMahieu, NYY 81 Gurriel, HOU 243 Rosario, MIN 79 Soler, KC Kepler, MIN 78 EARNED RUN AVERAGE Bregman, HOU 77 STOLEN BASES Verlander, HOU 2.82 2.87 Smith, SEA 32 Cole, HOU 2.90 Mondesi, KC 31 Morton, TB 2.90 Villar, BAL 26 Minor, TEX 3.11 Andrus, TEX 25 Miley, HOU 3.27 Ramirez, CLE 24 Bieber, CLE Hamilton, KC 18 Berrios, MIN 3.29 Kiermaier, TB 18 Fiers, OAK 3.30 Lindor, CLE 18 Giolito, CHW 3.42 Anderson, CHW 16 Odorizzi, MIN 3.44 WON-LOST DeShields, TEX 16 Gordon, SEA 16 German, NYY 16-2 Merrifield, KC 16 Verlander, HOU 15-4 Cole, HOU 14-5 SLUGGING Lynn, TEX 14-8 PERCENTAGE 13-4 Trout, LAA .659 Morton, TB Cruz, MIN .650 Odorizzi, MIN 13-5 Springer, HOU .586 Rodriguez, BOS 13-5 12-5 Devers, BOS .580 Bieber, CLE 12-6 Bogaerts, BOS .563 Giolito, CHW Altuve, HOU .561 Gonzales, SEA 12-10 GAMES PITCHED Martinez, BOS .561 60 Dozier, KC .560 Petit, OAK 57 Gurriel, HOU .556 Ottavino, NYY 57 Soler, KC .555 Soria, OAK Kahnle, NYY 56 ON-BASE Mayza, TOR 56 PERCENTAGE Trout, LAA .440 Diekman, OAK 55 Santana, CLE .410 Farmer, DET 55 Bregman, HOU .406 SAVES Voit, NYY .392 Chapman, NYY 33 29 Betts, BOS .388 Hand, CLE 26 Brantley, HOU .387 Osuna, HOU 23 LeMahieu, NYY .386 Colome, CHW 20 Cruz, MIN .384 Kennedy, KC 18 Bogaerts, BOS .384 Rogers, MIN INNINGS PITCHED Martinez, BOS .382 RUNS SCORED Verlander,HOU162.2 Betts, BOS 110 Bieber, CLE 162.1 160.0 Devers, BOS 99 Lynn, TEX 156.2 Bogaerts, BOS 93 Cole, HOU 155.0 Trout, LAA 92 Minor, TEX Bregman, HOU 90 Berrios, MIN 153.1 Semien, OAK 87 Gonzales, SEA 152.0 HITS Keller, KC 152.0 STRIKEOUTS Devers, BOS 160 226 Merrifield, KC 155 Cole, HOU 218 LeMahieu, NYY 149 Sale, BOS Bogaerts, BOS 146 Verlander, HOU 217 200 Brantley, HOU 145 Bieber, CLE 192 Polanco, MIN 140 Boyd, DET 184 Martinez, BOS 139 Lynn, TEX 184 Gurriel, HOU 136 Morton, TB 171 Betts, BOS 135 Giolito, CHW 159 Semien, OAK 133 Minor, TEX BASES ON BALLS Rodriguez, BOS 145 COMPLETE GAMES Trout, LAA 95 Bregman, HOU 88 Bieber, CLE 3 Santana, CLE 88 Giolito, CHW 2 2 Betts, BOS 86 Minor, TEX 2 Vogelbach, SEA 69 Nova, CHW

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Frontier League East W L Pct. GB Lake Erie 42 37 .532 — Schaumburg 40 40 .500 2½ Joliet 35 45 .438 7½ Windy City 33 47 .413 9½ Washington 33 49 .402 10½ West W L Pct. GB Rascals 47 33 .588 — Florence 48 34 .585 — Southern Illinois 46 34 .575 1 Evansville 45 34 .570 1½ Grizzlies 32 48 .400 15 Wednesday Rascals 8, Evansville 6, 7 innings Rascals at Evansville, 2nd game (n) Lake Erie 4, Grizzlies 3 Southern Illinois 2, Florence 1 Windy City 1, Schaumburg 0 Joliet 3, Washington 2 Thursday Grizzlies at Lake Erie, 6:05 p.m. Schaumburg at Windy City, 6:05 p.m. Rascals at Evansville, 6:35 p.m. Florence at Southern Illinois, 6:35 p.m. Washington at Joliet, 7:05 p.m.

WNBA EASTERN Washington Connecticut Chicago Indiana New York Atlanta WESTERN Las Vegas Los Angeles Seattle Minnesota Phoenix Dallas

W L Pct 18 7 .720 16 8 .667 14 10 .583 9 16 .360 8 16 .333 5 20 .200 W L Pct 17 9 .654 15 9 .625 14 12 .538 13 12 .520 11 12 .478 8 17 .320 Wednesday Dallas 84, Los Angeles 78 Washington 88, Seattle 59 Connecticut at Phoenix, (n) Friday Seattle at Connecticut, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Chicago, 7 p.m. Washington at Minnesota, 7 p.m. New York at Dallas, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

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MLS EASTERN W L T Pts GF GA Philadelphia 13 7 6 45 48 38 Atlanta 13 9 3 42 43 30 D.C. United 10 7 9 39 34 32 New York City FC 10 5 8 38 41 31 New York 11 10 4 37 43 38 New England 9 9 7 34 37 44 Montreal 10 13 3 33 36 47 Toronto FC 9 10 6 33 39 41 Orlando City 9 11 6 33 34 34 Chicago 7 10 9 30 38 37 Columbus 7 14 5 26 27 39 Cincinnati 5 17 3 18 25 57 WESTERN W L T Pts GF GA Los Angeles FC 17 3 4 55 65 25 Minnesota United 12 8 5 41 43 35 Seattle 11 7 6 39 38 34 San Jose 11 8 5 38 41 36 LA Galaxy 12 11 1 37 31 36 Real Salt Lake 11 9 4 37 35 32 FC Dallas 10 9 6 36 36 31 Portland 10 9 4 34 38 34 Houston 9 13 3 30 35 41 Sporting Kansas City7 11 7 28 37 44 Colorado 7 13 5 26 41 50 Vancouver 5 12 9 24 26 45 Wednesday Orlando City 1, Sporting Kansas City 0 Minnesota United 1, Colorado 0 Seattle at Real Salt Lake, (n) FC Dallas at LA Galaxy, (n) Chicago at Portland, (n) Saturday New England at New York, 6 p.m. FC Dallas at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. New York City FC at Cincinnati, 6:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Columbus, 6:30 p.m. Orlando City at Minnesota United, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 7 p.m. San Jose at Sporting K.C., 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Houston, 8 p.m. D.C. United at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Seattle at LA Galaxy, 9 p.m. Sunday Atlanta at Portland, 9 p.m.

USL Championship Eastern W L T Pts GF GA New York Red Bulls II 14 5 5 47 57 29 Tampa Bay 13 3 7 46 39 16 Nashville 12 5 6 42 41 19 Pittsburgh 11 3 8 41 43 23 North Carolina 11 5 7 40 38 21 Indy 12 4 4 40 30 15 Louisville 10 7 6 36 34 28 Ottawa 8 4 9 33 32 22 Charleston 7 5 9 30 29 31 STLFC 6 7 8 26 25 26 Birmingham 7 10 5 26 21 36 Charlotte 5 9 10 25 28 36 Bethlehem Steel 6 12 5 23 30 44 Loudoun 5 10 5 20 29 36 Memphis 4 11 7 19 21 32 4 13 5 17 24 54 Atlanta 2 Hartford 4 17 4 16 30 62 Swope Park Rangers 3 12 6 15 27 48 Western W L T Pts GF GA Phoenix 15 2 5 50 58 20 Reno 13 6 5 44 51 37 Fresno 12 3 7 43 38 22 Real Monarchs 10 7 4 34 43 33 New Mexico 8 6 9 33 43 37 Austin 9 8 6 33 30 34 Portland II 8 7 8 32 43 38 LA Galaxy II 8 8 8 32 40 47 Sacramento 9 9 4 31 30 26 San Antonio 8 9 6 30 37 33 OKC Energy 7 8 9 30 31 34 El Paso 7 7 8 29 24 25 Orange County 6 8 9 27 34 35 Las Vegas 7 9 6 27 31 34 Rio Grande Valley 6 11 6 24 36 42 Colorado Springs 6 14 4 22 23 43 Tulsa 4 12 7 19 29 48 Tacoma 4 13 5 17 20 53 Wednesday Pittsburgh 2, New York Red Bulls II 1 Charleston 2, Loudoun 1 Friday Swope Park Rangers at Atlanta 2, 6:30 p.m. OKC Energy at Portland II, 9:30 p.m. Real Monarchs at Fresno, 9:30 p.m. Reno at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m. Saturday Nashville at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at North Carolina, 6 p.m. Louisville at Charleston, 6:30 p.m. Ottawa at Loudoun, 6:30 p.m. Memphis at Birmingham, 7 p.m. Rio Grande Valley at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Tulsa at Austin, 7:30 p.m. LA Galaxy II at New Mexico, 8:30 p.m. Tacoma at El Paso, 8:30 p.m. Las Vegas at Orange County, 9 p.m. Colorado Springs at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Sunday STLFC at Indy, 5 p.m.

NWSL W L T Pts 8 3 6 30 9 6 2 29 8 4 4 28 7 4 5 26 7 6 3 24 6 7 4 22 6 6 3 21 3 11 3 12 3 10 2 11 Wednesday Sky Blue 2, Chicago 1 Saturday Utah at Orlando, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Portland, 9:30 p.m. Sunday Reign FC at Sky Blue FC, Noon Portland Chicago North Carolina Reign FC Utah Houston Washington Sky Blue FC Orlando

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SPORTS

08.15.2019 • ThurSday • M 2

ST. LOuIS POST-dISPaTCh • B7

GOLF | FEDEX CUP PLAYOFFS

Woods needs good week, health to make top 30 BY DOUG FERGUSON

Associated Press

MEDINAH, Ill. — The course is familiar to Tiger Woods. The circumstances are not. Medinah is where Woods buried an 8-foot par putt on the 17th hole in 1999 to win the PGA Championship for the first time by holding off teenager Sergio Garcia. He returned to Medinah in 2006 and again won the PGA Championship, this time making history as the only player to win multiple majors in consecutive years. “I’ve had some good memories,” Woods said. What he needs now is good health and a good week at the BMW Championship. Otherwise one of his best memories from last year will remain just that. Woods withdrew last week after one round of the FedEx Cup playoffs opener, citing a mild strain of the oblique. That dropped him from No. 28 to No. 38 in the FedEx Cup because points are quadrupled during the postseason. The PGA Tour projects that he needs to finish at least 11th — he only has one top 10 since winning the Masters — to have any chance of being among the top 30 players who advance to the Tour Championship for the FedEx Cup finale and a shot at the $15 million bonus. Woods is the defending champion at East Lake, capping his comeback from four back surgeries with a vintage performance at the Tour Championship. “I’m trying to win this tournament just like anybody else in this field, and trying to get to East Lake and trying to get to a place where a lot of things changed for me last year,” Woods said after his proam. “And hopefully I can make that happen.” That it even might happen is a mild surprise. Woods says he didn’t feel right last week at Liberty National, and it showed in a pro-am round when he didn’t hit full shots on the back nine, only chipping and putting. When he withdrew after a 75 in the

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FOOTBALL NFL preseason AFC L T Pct PF PA 0 0 1.000 24 16 0 0 1.000 31 3 0 0 1.000 34 27 1 0 .000 22 31 L T Pct PF PA 0 0 1.000 27 10 1 0 .000 16 24 1 0 .000 26 28 1 0 .000 0 29 L T Pct PF PA 0 0 1.000 29 0 0 0 1.000 30 10 0 0 1.000 30 28 1 0 .000 17 38 L T Pct PF PA 0 0 1.000 38 17 0 0 1.000 14 3 1 0 .500 28 32 1 0 .000 13 17 NFC East W L T Pct PF PA NY Giants 1 0 0 1.000 31 22 Dallas 0 1 0 .000 9 17 Philadelphia 0 1 0 .000 10 27 Washington 0 1 0 .000 10 30 South W L T Pct PF PA Carolina 1 0 0 1.000 23 13 New Orleans 0 1 0 .000 25 34 Tampa Bay 0 1 0 .000 28 30 Atlanta 0 2 0 .000 37 48 North W L T Pct PF PA Green Bay 1 0 0 1.000 28 26 Minnesota 1 0 0 1.000 34 25 Chicago 0 1 0 .000 13 23 Detroit 0 1 0 .000 3 31 West W L T Pct PF PA San Francisco 1 0 0 1.000 17 9 Arizona 1 0 0 1.000 17 13 Seattle 1 0 0 1.000 22 14 LA Rams 0 1 0 .000 3 14 WEEK 2 Thursday Philadelphia at Jacksonville, 6 p.m. Green Bay at Baltimore, 6:30 p.m. NY Jets at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Cincinnati at Washington, 6:30 p.m. Oakland at Arizona, 7 p.m. Friday Buffalo at Carolina, 6 p.m. Chicago at NY Giants, 6:30 p.m. Miami at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Saturday Cleveland at Indianapolis, 3 p.m. New England at Tennessee, 6 p.m. Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at Houston, 7 p.m. Dallas vs LA Rams at Honolulu, Hawaii, 9 p.m. Sunday New Orleans at LA Chargers, 3 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Monday San Francisco at Denver, 7 p.m. East Buffalo New England Miami NY Jets South Tennessee Indianapolis Houston Jacksonville North Baltimore Cleveland Pittsburgh Cincinnati West Kansas City Oakland Denver L.A. Chargers

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Tiger Woods putts on the 14th green Wednesday during the pro-am round of the BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois.

BMW Championship Thursday-Sunday, Medinah Country Club, Chicago. At stake: $9.25 million purse ($1,655,000 and 2,000 FedEx Cup points to the winner). Round 1 TV: Golf Channel, 2-6 p.m. first round with the oblique injury, it seemed as though that might be the end of his season. But he showed up Tuesday at Medinah, only to start this week in the same way as last week. “Took the back nine off, chipped and putted quite a bit,” Woods said. He then added that his body “definitely doesn’t feel like it did on Friday, that’s for sure.” “It was nice to take those days off,” he said, referring to the threeday weekend after withdrawing.

“I had to just let it calm down and get a bunch of treatment on it, and it feels so much better.” So many others are in better position, minus the history at Medinah. Brooks Koepka remains atop the FedEx Cup standings, even with another pedestrian week in the playoffs. Koepka tied for 30th at Liberty National. The world’s No. 1 player only has two top 10s in 16 appearances in these postseason events. He described it as frustrating, though nothing four major championships won’t soothe. “I’ve been so burned out,” Koepka said. “I’ve done a better job of being in shape and focusing a little bit more, focusing a little bit harder and trying to gear the schedule for around this. The way the schedule worked out this year,

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES: Designated RHP Jimmy Yacabonis for assignment. Claimed RHP Ryan Eades off waivers from Minnesota and optioned him to Norfolk (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS: Optioned LHP Josh Smith to Columbus (IL). Recalled LHP Logan Allen from Columbus. Sent RHPs Corey Kluber and Dan Otero and LHP Tyler Olson to Akron (EL) and OF Bradley Zimmer to the AZL Indians Red for rehab assignments. DETROIT TIGERS: Optioned RHP John Schreiber to Toledo (IL). Recalled RHP David McKay from Toledo. Sent C Grayson Greiner to Lakeland (FSL) for a rehab assignment. HOUSTON ASTROS: Optioned INF/OF Myles Straw and RHP Joe Biagini to Round Rock (PCL). Recalled RHP Cy Sneed from Round Rock. LOS ANGELES ANGELS: Optioned RHP Jake Jewell to Salt Lake (PCL). Reinstated RHP Noé Ramirez from the 10-day IL. NEW YORK YANKEES: Optioned LHP Joe Mantiply to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Designated RHP Brady Lail for assignment. Recalled 2B Thairo Estrada from Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre. Claimed RHP Ryan Dull off waivers from San Francisco and added him to the 40-man roster. OAKLAND ATHLETICS: Optioned OF Nick Martini to Las Vegas (PCL). Designated C Beau Taylor for assignment. Selected the contract of INF Corban Joseph from Las Vegas. SEATTLE MARINERS: Sent OFs Mitch Haniger and Braden Bishop to Modesto (Cal) for rehab assignments. TAMPA BAY RAYS: Placed OF Avisail Garcia on the 10-day IL. Optioned RHP Austin Pruitt to Durham (IL). Reinstated LHP Jose Alvarado from the 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Jose De Leon from Durham. Sent 2B Brandon Lowe to the GCL Rays for a rehab assignment. National League COLORADO ROCKIES: Optioned RHP Jeff Hoffman to Albuquerque (PCL). Recalled RHP Yency Almonte from Albuquerque. MIAMI MARLINS: Sent 1B Neil Walker to Jupiter (FSL) for a rehab assignment. MILWAUKEE BREWERS: Optioned RHP Jake Faria to San Antonio (PCL). Recalled RHP Ray Black from San Antonio. Sent RHP Jimmy Nelson to San Antonio for a rehab assignment. NEW YORK METS: Placed INF Jeff McNeil on the 10-day IL. Selected the contract of INF Rubén Tejada from Syracuse (IL). Transferred RHP Jacob Rhame to the 60-day IL. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES: Sent RHP Jerad Eickhoff to Lehigh Valley (IL) for a rehab assignment. Signed C Nick Hundley to a minor league contract. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS: Placed INF Pablo Sandoval on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Sunday. Reinstated OF Alex Dickerson from the 10-day IL. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS: Released 1B Carlos

Castro and OF Wuilmer Becerra. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS: Signed C Nate Montgomery. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS: Named Matt Pitman public address announcer. WASHINGTON WIZARDS: Named Antawn Jamison director of pro personnel and Laron Profit and John Carideo pro scouts. FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS: Claimed DT Dare Odeyingbo off waivers from Tampa Bay. NEW YORK GIANTS: Waived P Ryan Anderson. Claimed P Johnny Townsend off waivers from Oakland. Signed DB Terrell Sinkfield Jr. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: Signed WR Emanuel Hall. Waived S Micah Abernathy. HOCKEY National Hockey League TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING: Traded F Adam Erne to Detroit for a 2020 fourth-round draft pick. American Hockey League SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE: Agreed to terms with D Josh Wesley on a one-year contract. SAN DIEGO GULLS: Signed D Hunter Drew and Steven Ruggiero, G Roman Durny and Fs Alex Broadhurst, Brent Gates Jr. and Luke Gazdic to one-year contracts. ECHL ECHL: Announced the Board of Governors approved the transfer of controlling interest in the Florida Everblades to a group led by David Hoffmann. SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS: Added a second game to the one-game suspension of Minnesota F Mason Toye for spitting at an opponent. HOUSTON DYNAMO: Fired coach Wilmer Cabrera. Promoted assistant coach Davy Arnaud to interim head coach for the remainder of the season. National Women’s Soccer League NWSL: Added a second game to the one-game suspension of Orlando F Marta for unsportsmanlike conduct. USL Championship USL: Suspended Hartford assistant coach Lucas Kruel five games, Hartford D Raymond Lee three games and Austin assistant coach Lee Stookberry, Hartford D Alex Davey, Austin M Demar Phillips, Austin D Jermaine Taylor, Charleston D Leland Archer, El Paso M James Kiffe, Reno M Eric Calvillo, New Mexico D Manny Padilla, Birmingham D Kyle Culbertson, Charleston M Vincenzo Candela, LA Galaxy M Carlos Harvey, Las Vegas F Irvin Parra, Las Vegas F Preston Tabortetaka, New Mexico M Josh Suggs, Portland M Eryk Williamson, Reno M Kevin Partida, Memphis M Cam Lindley and Hartford M Mads Jörgensen one game. COLLEGE SAINT ANSELM: Named Ian Burgess athletic event management/recreation and intramurals coordinator.

GOLF Area holes in one Birch Creek Golf Club: Ken Kahler, hole No. 12, 108 yards, 9-iron St. Louis Country Club: Mary Anne Mellow, hole No. 2, 146 yards, driver Westwood Country Club: Dr. Oscar Schwartz, hole No. 7, 121 yards, pitching wedge Algonquin: David Maher, hole No. 13, 197 yards, 5-iron Belvedere Golf Club: Andrew Baur, hole No. 4, 196 yards, 4-hybrid Tapawingo: Bob Schumert, hole No. 2, 135 yards, 7-iron Tapawingo: Herschel Beheler, hole No. 6, 163 yards, 4-hybrid Forest Dunes Golf Club: John Gerst, hole No. 19, 130 yards, 9-iron Columbia Golf Club: Walter Yeoman, hole No. 16, 97 yards, 7-iron Columbia Bridges: Darrell Range, hole No. 7, 93 yards, pitching wedge Whitmoor Country Club: Terri Harris, hole No. 14 South, 109 yards, 9-iron Oak Brook Golf Club: Paula Shofroth, hole No. 14, 131 yards, 8-iron Birch Creek Golf Club: Tony Duffner, hole No. 5, 160 yards, 5-hybrid Birch Creek Golf Club: John Martin, hole No. 12, 125 yards, 9-iron Westwood Country Club: Angela Dalton, hole No. 12, 102 yards, 7-iron Country Lake Golf Club: Gerry Gotsch, hole No. 2, 125 yards, pitching wedge Acorns Golf Links: Joyce Koester, hole No. 6, 80 yards, 9-iron Wolf Hollow: Mark Vreeland, hole No. 9, 175 yards, 3-hybrid

PGA Tour statistics Scoring Average: 1, Rory McIlroy, 69.062. 2, Patrick Cantlay, 69.170. 3, Webb Simpson, 69.175. 4, Brooks Koepka, 69.319. 5, Dustin Johnson, 69.459. 6, Justin Rose, 69.482. 7, Jon Rahm, 69.565. 8, Justin Thomas, 69.584. 9, Tommy Fleetwood, 69.634. 10, Matt Kuchar, 69.696. Driving Distance: 1, Cameron Champ, 317.2. 2, Rory McIlroy, 313.6. 3, Luke List, 313.3. 4, Wyndham Clark, 312.0. 5, Bubba Watson, 311.6. 6, Seth Reeves, 311.4. 7, Dustin Johnson, 311.1. 8, Trey Mullinax, 310.2. 9, Tony Finau, 309.2. 10, Cameron Davis, 309.0. Driving Accuracy Percentage: 1, Chez Reavie, 75.62%. 2, Ryan Moore, 75.26%. 3,

Jim Furyk, 74.52%. 4, Ryan Armour, 73.81%. 5, Henrik Stenson, 72.13%. 6, Andrew Landry, 71.72%. 7, Brice Garnett, 71.45%. 8, Brian Stuard, 71.09%. 9, Abraham Ancer, 70.45%. 10, Austin Cook, 70.26%. Greens in Regulation Percentage: 1, Corey Conners, 72.93%. 2, Johnson Wagner, 71.55%. 3, Alex Prugh, 71.44%. 4, Charles Howell III, 71.02%. 5, Justin Thomas, 70.92%. 6, Jason Dufner, 70.76%. 7, Paul Casey, 70.73%. 8, Josh Teater, 70.48%. 9, Matt Kuchar, 70.45%. 10, Brooks Koepka, 70.37%. Birdie Average: 1, Justin Thomas, 4.52. 2 (tie), Rory McIlroy and Gary Woodland, 4.45. 4, Aaron Wise, 4.42. 5, Patrick Cantlay, 4.39. 6, Jon Rahm, 4.38. 7, Dustin Johnson, 4.35. 8, Brooks Koepka, 4.29. 9, 2 tied with 4.26. Eagles (Holes per): 1, Rory McIlroy, 83.1. 2, Martin Laird, 84.7. 3, Jhonattan Vegas, 86.4. 4, Brooks Koepka, 91.4. 5, Paul Casey, 92.8. 6, Keith Mitchell, 94.8. 7, Justin Thomas, 96.0. 8, Justin Rose, 97.2. 9, Cody Gribble, 99.0. 10, Sam Burns, 100.3. Sand Save Percentage: 1, Dustin Johnson, 65.22%. 2, Ernie Els, 64.47%. 3, Tommy Fleetwood, 64.29%. 4, Francesco Molinari, 64.18%. 5, Webb Simpson, 63.25%. 6 (tie), Talor Gooch and Martin Kaymer, 62.50%. 8, Sam Ryder, 62.40%. 9, Jimmy Walker, 61.76%. 10, Ian Poulter, 61.22%.

LPGA Tour statistics

Scoring: 1, Jin Young Ko, 69.034. 2, Hyo Joo Kim, 69.265. 3, Sung Hyun Park, 69.321. 4, Jeongeun Lee6, 69.683. 5, Brooke M. Henderson, 69.742. 6, Minjee Lee, 69.764. 7, Nelly Korda, 69.852. 8, Carlota Ciganda, 69.853. 9, Mi Jung Hur, 69.863. 10, Shanshan Feng, 69.932. Driving Distance: 1, Anne van Dam, 284.136. 2, Angel Yin, 281.910. 3, Joanna Klatten, 279.275. 4, Sung Hyun Park, 277.425. 5, Lexi Thompson, 276.962. 6, Nanna Koerstz Madsen, 275.776. 7, Jessica Korda, 275.231. 8, Elizabeth Szokol, 275.124. 9, Brooke M. Henderson, 274.288. 10, Carlota Ciganda, 272.949. Greens in Regulation: 1, Jin Young Ko, 79.60%. 2 (tie), Nelly Korda and Sung Hyun Park, 76.60%. 4, Lexi Thompson, 75.80%. 5, Yu Liu, 75.70%. 6 (tie), Shanshan Feng, Minjee Lee and Jane Park, 75.50%. 9, Brooke M. Henderson, 75.30%. 10, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, 75.20%.

the last four months, just really haven’t had too many weeks off.” Most of the focus is on the 30 players who advance to East Lake. There is no cut in the 69-man field, which should help (Kevin Na withdrew because his wife is expecting to give birth). Andrew Putnam is holding down the 30th spot by four points over Ryan Palmer, but anyone can advance. Patrick Reed was 50th starting the playoffs, and his victory at Liberty National moved him to No. 2. Among those with plenty of work to do are Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson and Ian Poulter, who never has been to the Tour Championship since the FedEx Cup playoffs began in 2007. He still vividly recalls the time 10 years ago when he finished two-hundredths of a point behind 30th place. “I was sitting on the plane, tied

30ths, delighted to go to East Lake, and then being told the plane is going somewhere else,” Poulter said. “So great, yeah, I remember it. It’s only been 10 years.” Poulter has the strongest memories of Medinah this side of Woods from having led Europe to the greatest Ryder Cup comeback by a visiting team in 2012. Poulter birdied the last five holes to win a fourballs match Saturday evening that salvaged European hopes, and he went 4-0 for the week. So does Rory McIlroy, at No. 3 in the FedEx Cup. Not only did he meet his wife during the Ryder Cup at Medinah, he forgot what time zone he was in and needed a police escort to the course to avoid missing his tee time. That squad car later was put up for auction. Poulter bought it for $7,000.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL LEADERS

SOCCER

NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING TOTAL BASES Reynolds, PIT .335 Yelich, MIL 281 McNeil, NYM .332 Bellinger, LAD 279 Yelich, MIL .329 Acuna Jr., ATL 268 Blackmon, COL .323 Marte, ARI 265 Marte, ARI .320 Freeman, ATL 263 Rendon, WAS .318 Blackmon, COL 260 Bellinger, LAD .317 Baez, CHC 260 Freeman, ATL .308 Bell, PIT 259 Arenado, COL .303 Alonso, NYM 251 Dahl, COL .302 Story, COL 250 HOME RUNS EARNED RUN Bellinger, LAD 39 AVERAGE Yelich, MIL 39 1.45 Alonso, NYM 38 Ryu, LAD Soroka, ATL 2.32 Acuna Jr., ATL 34 Suarez, CIN 33 Scherzer, WAS 2.41 Bell, PIT 31 Kershaw, LAD 2.63 Renfroe, SD 31 deGrom, NYM 2.68 Freeman, ATL 29 Castillo, CIN 2.69 Baez, CHC 28 Buehler, LAD 3.08 Muncy, LAD 28 Gray, CIN 3.10 RUNS BATTED IN Teheran, ATL 3.35 Bell, PIT 98 Corbin, WAS 3.41 Escobar, ARI 96 WON-LOST Freeman, ATL 96 Strasburg, WAS 15-5 Rendon, WAS 92 Fried, ATL 14-4 Arenado, COL 90 Kershaw, LAD 12-2 Bellinger, LAD 90 Ryu, LAD 12-2 Alonso, NYM 85 11-3 Yelich, MIL 85 Nola, PHI Woodruff, MIL 11-3 Harper, PHI 83 11-4 Acuna Jr., ATL 82 Castillo, CIN Marquez, COL 11-5 STOLEN BASES Acuna Jr., ATL 28 Hudson, STL 11-6 10 Dyson, ARI 25 5 tied GAMES PITCHED Turner, WAS 25 64 Yelich, MIL 23 Claudio, MIL Marte, PIT 20 Chafin, ARI 58 SLUGGING Stammen, SD 58 PERCENTAGE Lorenzen, CIN 56 Yelich, MIL .690 Suero, WAS 56 Bellinger, LAD .660 Shaw, COL 55 Rendon, WAS .604 Cishek, CHC 54 Bell, PIT .595 Hirano, ARI 54 Blackmon, COL .592 Liriano, PIT 54 Alonso, NYM .584 Lopez, ARI 54 Story, COL .567 Miller, STL 54 ON-BASE Rodriguez, PIT 54 PERCENTAGE SAVES Yelich, MIL .420 33 Bellinger, LAD .414 Yates, SD Smith, SF 29 Reynolds, PIT .410 Doolittle, WAS 27 Soto, WAS .404 26 Freeman, ATL .401 Jansen, LAD 25 McNeil, NYM .400 Hader, MIL 24 Rendon, WAS .400 Diaz, NYM RUNS SCORED INNINGS PITCHED Acuna Jr., ATL 101 Marquez, COL 163.0 Bellinger, LAD 95 Bumgarner, SF158.2 Freeman, ATL 94 Strasburg, WAS 158.0 Blackmon, COL 88 Nola, PHI 154.1 Story, COL 88 Syndergrd, NY148.0 HITS deGrom, NYM 148.0 Marte, ARI 150 Corbin, WAS 147.2 Acuna Jr., ATL 148 Wheeler, NYM 144.1 Albies, ATL 145 Castillo, CIN 143.2 Freeman, ATL 144 142.2 Blackmon, COL 142 Ryu, LAD STRIKEOUTS Arenado, COL 137 Baez, CHC 136 Scherzer, WAS 189 deGrom, NYM 189 BASES ON BALLS 187 Hoskins, PHI 90 Ray, ARI Harper, PHI 83 Strasburg, WAS 185 173 Soto, WAS 76 Nola, PHI 172 Donaldson, ATL 73 Castillo, CIN Grandal, MIL 71 Corbin, WAS 172 Bellinger, LAD 70 Marquez, COL 163 Muncy, LAD 70 Buehler, LAD 160 DOUBLES Darvish, CHC 158 Bell, PIT 36 COMPLETE GAMES Blackmon, COL 32 Buehler, LAD 2 Baez, CHC 32 Eflin, PHI 2 Story, COL 32 12 tied 1 Albies, ATL 31 SHUTOUTS Bryant, CHC 31 Alcantara, MIA 1 McNeil, NYM 31 1 Harper, PHI 30 Corbin, WAS 1 Pillar, SF 30 Eflin, PHI 1 Rendon, WAS 30 Hendricks, CHC 1 Seager, LAD 30 Matz, NYM Mikolas, STL 1 TRIPLES 1 Escobar, ARI 9 Marquez, COL 1 Marte, ARI 8 Ryu, LAD Albies, ATL 7 Syndergaard, NYM 1 Blackmon, COL 7 Vargas, PHI 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING TRIPLES LeMahieu, NYY .337 Merrifield, KC 9 Brantley, HOU .328 Mondesi, KC 9 Devers, BOS .327 Dozier, KC 7 Alberto, BAL .318 Kiermaier, TB 7 Martinez, BOS .308 Meadows, TB 7 Bogaerts, BOS .308 Smith, SEA 7 Altuve, HOU .307 TOTAL BASES Gurriel, HOU .306 Devers, BOS 284 Merrifield, KC .305 Bogaerts, BOS 267 Lindor, CLE .303 Trout, LAA 263 HOME RUNS Martinez, BOS 253 Trout, LAA 39 Merrifield, KC 249 Soler, KC 35 Gurriel, HOU 247 Cruz, MIN 32 Soler, KC 243 Kepler, MIN 32 Mancini, BAL 241 Encarnacion, NYY30 EARNED RUN Mancini, BAL 29 AVERAGE Bregman, HOU 28 Verlander, HOU 2.82 Martinez, BOS 28 Cole, HOU 2.87 Bogaerts, BOS 27 Morton, TB 2.90 Chapman, OAK 27 Minor, TEX 2.90 Santana, CLE 27 Miley, HOU 3.11 Vogelbach, SEA 27 Bieber, CLE 3.27 RUNS BATTED IN Berrios, MIN 3.29 Devers, BOS 94 Fiers, OAK 3.30 Bogaerts, BOS 92 Giolito, CHW 3.42 Trout, LAA 92 Odorizzi, MIN 3.44 Soler, KC 87 WON-LOST Abreu, CHW 86 German, NYY 16-2 Gurriel, HOU 84 Verlander, HOU 15-4 LeMahieu, NYY 81 Cole, HOU 14-5 Rosario, MIN 79 Lynn, TEX 14-8 Kepler, MIN 78 Morton, TB 13-4 Bregman, HOU 77 Odorizzi, MIN 13-5 STOLEN BASES Rodriguez, BOS 13-5 Smith, SEA 32 Bieber, CLE 12-5 Mondesi, KC 31 Giolito, CHW 12-6 Villar, BAL 26 Gonzales, SEA 12-10 Andrus, TEX 25 GAMES PITCHED Ramirez, CLE 24 Petit, OAK 60 Hamilton, KC 18 Ottavino, NYY 57 Kiermaier, TB 18 Soria, OAK 57 Lindor, CLE 18 Kahnle, NYY 56 SLUGGING Mayza, TOR 56 PERCENTAGE Diekman, OAK 55 Trout, LAA .654 Farmer, DET 55 Cruz, MIN .650 Hendriks, OAK 55 Springer, HOU .586 SAVES Devers, BOS .580 Bogaerts, BOS .563 Chapman, NYY 33 29 Altuve, HOU .561 Hand, CLE 26 Martinez, BOS .561 Osuna, HOU Colome, CHW 23 ON-BASE Kennedy, KC 20 PERCENTAGE Rogers, MIN 18 Trout, LAA .439 16 Santana, CLE .410 Giles, TOR Robles, LAA 16 Bregman, HOU .406 Treinen, OAK 16 Voit, NYY .392 Betts, BOS .388 Hendriks, OAK 13 13 Brantley, HOU .387 Pagan, TB INNINGS PITCHED LeMahieu, NYY .386 Verlander HOU162.2 RUNS SCORED Betts, BOS 110 Bieber, CLE 162.1 160.0 Devers, BOS 99 Lynn, TEX 158.0 Bogaerts, BOS 93 Keller, KC Cole, HOU 156.2 Trout, LAA 93 155.0 Bregman, HOU 90 Minor, TEX Berrios, MIN 153.1 Semien, OAK 87 Santana, CLE 85 Gonzales, SEA 152.0 Morton, TB 149.0 HITS Devers, BOS 160 Nova, CHW 147.2 STRIKEOUTS Merrifield, KC 156 226 LeMahieu, NYY 149 Cole, HOU Sale, BOS 218 Bogaerts, BOS 146 Brantley, HOU 145 Verlander, HOU 217 200 Polanco, MIN 140 Bieber, CLE 192 Martinez, BOS 139 Boyd, DET Lynn, TEX 184 BASES ON BALLS 184 Trout, LAA 96 Morton, TB 171 Bregman, HOU 88 Giolito, CHW 159 Santana, CLE 88 Minor, TEX Betts, BOS 86 Rodriguez, BOS 145 COMPLETE GAMES Vogelbach, SEA 69 3 Smoak, TOR 68 Bieber, CLE Giolito, CHW 2 DOUBLES 2 Devers, BOS 43 Minor, TEX 2 Bogaerts, BOS 40 Nova, CHW SHUTOUTS Benintendi, BOS 36 2 Brantley, HOU 35 Bieber, CLE 1 Merrifield, KC 33 Fiers, OAK 1 Gurriel, HOU 32 Giolito, CHW 1 Betts, BOS 31 Minor, TEX 1 Polanco, MIN 31 Sale, BOS Ramirez, CLE 31 Sparkman, KC 1 Buxton, MIN 30 Tanaka, NYY 1

BASEBALL

BASKETBALL

Frontier League East W L Pct. GB Lake Erie 42 37 .532 — Schaumburg 40 40 .500 2½ Joliet 35 45 .438 7½ Windy City 33 47 .413 9½ Washington 33 49 .402 10½ West W L Pct. GB Florence 48 34 .585 — Rascals 47 34 .585 ½ Southern Illinois 46 34 .575 1 Evansville 46 34 .575 1 Grizzlies 32 48 .400 15 Wednesday Rascals 8, Evansville 6, 7 innings Evansville 2, Rascals 0, 2nd game Lake Erie 4, Grizzlies 3 Southern Illinois 2, Florence 1 Windy City 1, Schaumburg 0 Joliet 3, Washington 2 Thursday Grizzlies at Lake Erie, 6:05 p.m. Schaumburg at Windy City, 6:05 p.m. Rascals at Evansville, 6:35 p.m. Florence at Southern Illinois, 6:35 p.m. Washington at Joliet, 7:05 p.m.

WNBA EASTERN Washington Connecticut Chicago Indiana New York Atlanta WESTERN Las Vegas Los Angeles Seattle Minnesota Phoenix Dallas

W L Pct 18 7 .720 17 8 .680 14 10 .583 9 16 .360 8 16 .333 5 20 .200 W L Pct 17 9 .654 15 9 .625 14 12 .538 13 12 .520 11 13 .458 8 17 .320 Wednesday Dallas 84, Los Angeles 78 Washington 88, Seattle 59 Connecticut 78, Phoenix 71 Friday Seattle at Connecticut, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Chicago, 7 p.m. Washington at Minnesota, 7 p.m. New York at Dallas, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

GB — 1 3½ 9 9½ 13 GB — 1 3 3½ 5 8½

MLS EASTERN W L T Pts GF GA Philadelphia 13 7 6 45 48 38 Atlanta 13 9 3 42 43 30 D.C. United 10 7 9 39 34 32 New York City FC 10 5 8 38 41 31 New York 11 10 4 37 43 38 New England 9 9 7 34 37 44 Montreal 10 13 3 33 36 47 Orlando City 9 11 6 33 34 34 Toronto FC 9 10 6 33 39 41 Chicago 7 11 9 30 40 40 Columbus 7 14 5 26 27 39 Cincinnati 5 17 3 18 25 57 WESTERN W L T Pts GF GA Los Angeles FC 17 3 4 55 65 25 Minnesota United 12 8 5 41 43 35 LA Galaxy 13 11 1 40 33 36 Real Salt Lake 12 9 4 40 38 32 Seattle 11 8 6 39 38 37 San Jose 11 8 5 38 41 36 Portland 11 9 4 37 41 37 FC Dallas 10 10 6 36 36 33 Houston 9 13 3 30 35 41 Sporting Kansas City7 11 7 28 37 44 Colorado 7 13 5 26 41 50 Vancouver 5 12 9 24 26 45 Wednesday Orlando City 1, Sporting Kansas City 0 Minnesota United 1, Colorado 0 Real Salt Lake 3, Seattle 0 LA Galaxy 2, FC Dallas 0 Portland 3, Chicago 2 Saturday New England at New York, 6 p.m. FC Dallas at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. New York City FC at Cincinnati, 6:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Columbus, 6:30 p.m. Orlando City at Minnesota United, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 7 p.m. San Jose at Sporting K.C., 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Houston, 8 p.m. D.C. United at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Seattle at LA Galaxy, 9 p.m. Sunday Atlanta at Portland, 9 p.m.

USL Championship Eastern W L T Pts GF GA New York Red Bulls II 14 5 5 47 57 29 Tampa Bay 13 3 7 46 39 16 Nashville 12 5 6 42 41 19 Pittsburgh 11 3 8 41 43 23 North Carolina 11 5 7 40 38 21 Indy 12 4 4 40 30 15 Louisville 10 7 6 36 34 28 Ottawa 8 4 9 33 32 22 Charleston 7 5 9 30 29 31 STLFC 6 7 8 26 25 26 Birmingham 7 10 5 26 21 36 Charlotte 5 9 10 25 28 36 Bethlehem Steel 6 12 5 23 30 44 Loudoun 5 10 5 20 29 36 Memphis 4 11 7 19 21 32 4 13 5 17 24 54 Atlanta 2 Hartford 4 17 4 16 30 62 Swope Park Rangers 3 12 6 15 27 48 Western W L T Pts GF GA Phoenix 15 2 5 50 58 20 Reno 13 6 5 44 51 37 Fresno 12 3 7 43 38 22 Real Monarchs 10 7 4 34 43 33 New Mexico 8 6 9 33 43 37 Austin 9 8 6 33 30 34 Portland II 8 7 8 32 43 38 LA Galaxy II 8 8 8 32 40 47 Sacramento 9 9 4 31 30 26 San Antonio 8 9 6 30 37 33 OKC Energy 7 8 9 30 31 34 El Paso 7 7 8 29 24 25 Orange County 6 8 9 27 34 35 Las Vegas 7 9 6 27 31 34 Rio Grande Valley 6 11 6 24 36 42 Colorado Springs 6 14 4 22 23 43 Tulsa 4 12 7 19 29 48 Tacoma 4 13 5 17 20 53 Wednesday Pittsburgh 2, New York Red Bulls II 1 Charleston 2, Loudoun 1 Friday Swope Park Rangers at Atlanta 2, 6:30 p.m. OKC Energy at Portland II, 9:30 p.m. Real Monarchs at Fresno, 9:30 p.m. Reno at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m. Saturday Nashville at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at North Carolina, 6 p.m. Louisville at Charleston, 6:30 p.m. Ottawa at Loudoun, 6:30 p.m. Memphis at Birmingham, 7 p.m. Rio Grande Valley at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Tulsa at Austin, 7:30 p.m. LA Galaxy II at New Mexico, 8:30 p.m. Tacoma at El Paso, 8:30 p.m. Las Vegas at Orange County, 9 p.m. Colorado Springs at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Sunday STLFC at Indy, 5 p.m.

NWSL W L T Pts 8 3 6 30 9 6 2 29 8 4 4 28 7 4 5 26 7 6 3 24 6 7 4 22 6 6 3 21 3 11 3 12 3 10 2 11 Wednesday Sky Blue 2, Chicago 1 Saturday Utah at Orlando, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Portland, 9:30 p.m. Sunday Reign FC at Sky Blue FC, Noon Portland Chicago North Carolina Reign FC Utah Houston Washington Sky Blue FC Orlando

GF GA 33 21 28 21 31 17 15 18 17 15 17 26 19 15 12 23 16 32


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M 1 • THUrSDAy • 08.15.2019

BOYS GOLFERS TO WATCH

ILLINOIS BOYS GOLF | SEASON PREVIEW

MEMORY CARD

JACK BRUENING Senior, Althoff Tied for third in the Class 2A Carbondale Sectional and placed fifth in the Columbia Regional last season. Member of two consecutive 2A team statequalifying Crusaders teams.

Althoff’s Irwin uses painful reminder as motivation

GRANT GOEBEL Senior, Mater Dei Shot 76 to tie for eighth place in 2A Carbondale Sectional. Placed 28th in Class 2A state tournament. Looking to reach state tournament for a fourth successive season.

BY STEVE OVERBEY

STLhighschoolsports.com

It is the first thing Avery Irwin sees before he goes to bed at night. It is also the first thing the Althoff High junior golfer looks at when he wakes up. A tattered scorecard, taped to the mirror in his bedroom, serves as a painful reminder of how Irwin ended last year’s promising campaign. “Every time I look at it, I get mad,” Irwin said. “But that’s the feeling I want. That’s why I put it there. It motivates me, makes me want to try and work harder.” Irwin entered the Class 2A state tournament at Weibring Golf Course in Normal with plenty of high hopes and a wealth of momentum on his side. He tied for medalist honors at both the Columbia Regional and Carbondale Sectional. His back-to back scores of 72 and 75 made him a serious threat in the two-day affair. But weather cut short Irwin’s promising first round and forced the tournament into a one-day format. Irwin went out and carded a disappointing 81 and finished in a tie for 45th. “I’ll never forget it — for the right reasons,” he said. Irwin plans on using that experience to fuel a fire that has burned steadily ever since that October 13th episode. “As soon as it was over, I put it in my pocket just so I wouldn’t forget it,” Irwin said. “You hope to turn something bad into something good.” There is an excellent chance that Irwin’s motivational tool will pay off. The 5-foot-11, 145-pounder is coming off a series of sizzling summer performances that he hopes will lead the way to success for the Crusaders. Irwin and senior teammate Jack Bruening form a deadly one-two punch that Althoff coach Dan Po-

TREVOR LAUB Senior, Edwardsville His 76 helped Tigers finish as Class 3A O’Fallon Regional team runner-up. His 18-hole average of 78 last year is best among the Tigers’ returning players. First team all-Southwestern Conference selection. PAUL HALFACRE, STLhighschoolsports.com Althoff’s Avery Irwin looks down at his Class 2A state tournament scorecard from a year ago. The junior is using it as motivation this season.

lites feels will give his squad a serious chance at capturing its third state title. Althoff, which drops down to Class 1A this season, won state crowns in 2011 and 2012. “It takes four scores to get the job done,” Polites said. “But we have a pair of guys that can shoot (two-round scores of) 144 or lower. That’s a pretty good start.” The Crusaders have reached the state tournament nine times in the last 11 years, but are coming off back-to-back 12th-place team finishes. Irwin serves as one of the ringleaders of a talented roster. A steady performer who hits 270 yards off the tee,Irwin placed 10th in the talent-rich American Junior Golf Association D.A.Points Junior Championship Tournament in Pekin, Illinois last month, carding a 69 in the final round of the threeday affair. He also fired a blistering 67, one short of his career best, at the Metropolitan Golf Association junior championship at St. Clair

that he doesn’t play so well,” explained Bruening, who is not only Irwin’s teammate, but one of his best friends. “His expectations, and our expectations, were really high. We played very poorly and we were all unhappy with it, especially him. That’s why this season is going to be so important to all of his.” Irwin recorded an average dual match score of 36 last season and 75 in tournament play on his way to winning the title in prestigious O’Fallon Invitational. His fantastic regular season led to even higher hopes leading up to the state tournament. Irwin was on his way to a solid opening round. He sat at 3-over through the first 16 holes as he battled through wind and sleet. “I remember everything about what happened up there,” Irwin said. “And I’ll keep remembering them until we are able to replace those bad memories with good memories.”

Country Club in early July. In short, Irwin is ready to roll. He has been counting the days until Althoff opens the regular season at Goalby/Hass Invitational Thursday. “Golfisahugepartofmylifeand always has been,” Irwin said.“But, I can’t remember being more excited for a season than I am now.” Irwin started playing golf as a toddler, following in the footsteps of older sisters Abigail and Alaina. His parents, Bill and Elizabeth, are also avid golfers. Irwin burst onto the scene as a freshman, finishing second in both regional and sectional play to reach the state tournament. He shot a 176 at state and finished a disappointing 93rd. He was anxious to improve on that rough finish last season, which made the second successive difficult ending even tougher to swallow. “He’s the kind of player that makes the most out of the times

ST. LOUIS FIVE-DAY FORECAST

LOGAN LOWERY Senior, O’Fallon Fired 74 to tie for third in Class 3A O’Fallon Regional. Second in the Quincy Invitational. Tied for medalist honors at Goalby/ Haas Classic and was a first team all-Southwestern Conference selection. JACK RANGE Senior, Gibault Shot an 81 to help Hawks finish second as a team in Class 1A Waterloo Regional and advance to the sectional tournament, where they finished sixth. MORE ONLINE

Please visit STLhighschool sports.com for boys golf schedules, scores and more. Coaches, please report scores to stats@stltoday.com.

NATIONAL OUTLOOK

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Drenching showers and thunderstorms will focus over the Gulf and southern Atlantic coasts with a flash flood threat today. Showers and storms will riddle the midAtlantic and eastern Great Lakes. Severe storms with large hail, high winds and isolated tornadoes will rock the central and northern Plains while much of the West has sunshine.

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

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82/64/t 93/66/pc 74/57/c 94/72/pc 100/73/pc 85/71/t 94/69/s 90/58/s 75/64/pc 89/74/t 87/64/pc 90/71/pc 78/63/pc 83/63/pc 81/65/t 98/77/s 90/76/t 93/59/pc 78/66/pc 88/78/t 79/63/c 85/62/pc 91/76/pc 97/78/pc 81/63/pc 82/68/t 110/84/s 92/69/s

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National Extremes Wednesday in the 48 contiguous states High: 118 Thermal, Calif.

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Statistics through 5 p.m. Wednesday Temperature High/low 91°/71° Normal high/low 88°/70° Last year high/low 85°/70° Record high 103° (2007) Record low 55° (1933) Precipitation 24 hrs through 5 p.m. Wed. 0.00” Month to date (normal) 3.33” (1.43”) Year to date (normal) 40.06” (26.19”) Record for this date 3.67” (1916)

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REGIONAL OUTLOOK

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Chief Meteorologist Glenn Zimmerman

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A beautiful day is on tap today with plenty of sunshine and lower humidity. Highs will be in the mid- to upper 80s this afternoon. Unsettled weather is back in the forecast tomorrow with a chance of storms.

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Winnipeg 79/56

Seattle 81/60

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AS SEEN ON THE COVER AN ICON REFINED True to the original, the new G is designed to be uncomplicated, uncompromised and functional, shaped and sized to maximize interior room as well as maneuverability in tight spaces. Yet in refinement and detail, the G is brilliantly evolved: Subtly radiused surfaces enhance cabin room while preserving its classic proportions. Advanced LED technology powers its signature round headlamps. Only a handful of parts carry over from the previous G, among them the belovedly precise door handles. EXQUISITELY MODERN CABIN A dramatically transformed cabin takes the G-Class into a new era of comfort, convenience and connectivity, while continuing its rich tradition of careful craftsmanship. The wide dash integrates vivid displays and turbine-style air vents, along with the signature controls for the three differential locks. The wide console offers an intuitive touchpad and generous cupholders. And the spacious, sumptuous seating allows five adults to enjoy the increased elbow and shoulder room. ECO START/STOP SYSTEM An ECO Start/Stop system automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and other idle situations, to save fuel and reduce emissions. As soon as the driver lifts off the brake, the engine instantly restarts, for immediate acceleration response. The ECO Start/Stop system can also be shut off by the driver at any time. CONTENT & PHOTO PROVIDED BY MBUSA.COM

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CAR TALK This BMW’s fan may be in the final stages DEAR CAR TALK: I have a 2013 BMW X3 with a fan-speed issue. As I am driving along, the fan speed will jump around randomly, going from a high setting to a low setting, shutting off entirely, then turning back on. The fan will usually function normally for about 20 minutes of driving before going haywire. At first I thought it may be due to a faulty blower motor regulator. When I took the car to a local shop, they said it was a software issue, which they said they corrected. But soon enough, it was misbehaving again. Any suggestions? -- Jyoti PHOTO PROVIDED BY GETTY IMAGES

DEAR JYOTI: I suggest you think of it as an optional variable speed fan, and try to enjoy it, Jyoti. It could be the blower motor itself, but before you go there, I’d try replacing

something called the final stage resistor. That sounds like the lead role in an end-of-theworld movie, but it’s actually an electrical part that regulates the fan speed. Almost all heating and cooling fans 3

operate by using resistors, which vary the amount of electricity that gets through to the motor. Let’s say your switch has four settings: “off,” “one,” “two” and “three.” When you

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set the fan on “three,” the highest speed, there’s no resistor used. All the current passes through to the fan motor, and it runs at its highest speed. When you turn it down to setting “two,” a resistor engages, limiting the amount of electricity going to the fan. When you set it on setting “one,” an additional resistor cuts the power even more. So, your final stage resistor could be shot. And since electronics are often affected by heat, that could also explain why it works fine for 20 minutes and then misbehaves. Ask a mechanic who is familiar with BMWs to try changing out your final stage resistor. It may cost you $150 or $200 bucks -- or, as BMW refers to that amount, the ante. Good luck. Got a question about cars? Write to Ray in care of King Features, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803, or visit www.cartalk.com. (c) 2018 by Ray Magliozzi and Doug Berman. Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.


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2019 Mercedes-AMG G63

DAN WIESE

It may look the same but, for the first time in 40 years, the G-wagen is all-new There are plenty of attendees at the over-ahundred-grand hot-rod-SUV party -- BMW X5 M, Mercedes-AMG GLE63, Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Range Rover Sport SVR -- but only one shows up wearing military fatigues: the Mercedes-AMG G63. For 2019, however, G makes news: for the first time in 40 years its camo costume has been updated (though you'd have to be its mom to notice). The G-wagen debuted across the pond in 1979 as an off-road/military vehicle. Now, admittedly, my German's a little rusty, but I'm told its formal name -- “Geländewagen” -- translates in English to “off-road vehicle” or “land wagon.” In any event, the rugged G initially wasn't sold in the U.S., mainly because Mercedes had a tony stateside reputation to maintain. However, as the American sport-utility craze flowered into full bloom, Mercedes' suits concluded that a G-wagen gussied up with leather seats and a fancy stereo might appeal to upper-crust iconoclasts seeking something different. And so, in 2002, the G-Class came to the U.S. -- looking exactly as it had in 1979. But with leather seats and a fancy stereo. For 2019, however, the G is genuinely allnew for the first time in four decades. Only the thumb-plunger door handles and the aft-hanging spare-tire carrier are carried over. Redesigned are all body panels (look closely to spot softened edges) and the entire cabin decor (the changes here are obvious). There's also 21st-century AMG suspension tuning and transmission calibration. G-wagen is offered as the powerful, 416hp G550 ($116,780) and the hot-rod, 577-hp G63 ($148,495). We drove the latter. And I'm here to tell ya, despite being a product of the box-it-came-in school of exterior design, and despite tipping the scales at a portly 5,842 lbs., the performance of this uber-priceyG63 is head-spinning. We hit 60 mph in 4 seconds. And we did it in a vehicle whose styling exhibits all the sleek aerodynamics of a barn, whose heft is nearly 3 tons, whose ground clearance is 9.5 inches, and whose permanent 4WD boasts off-road-tough

locking capability for all differentials -- center, rear and front. The blistering acceleration is courtesy of a new, hand-built, 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 that sends to all four wheels 577 hp and a pavement-rippling 627 lb.-ft. of torque through an equally new paddle-shift, nine-speed automatic. Zoooom. See ya!

seal so tightly we actually felt ear-drum pressure when the door of an otherwise closed cabin was slammed with its signature "whoomphhhh." The build quality is incredible. Room is great throughout the five-passenger cabin while perks -- at long last -- are 21st-century modern. We not only had G63's standard 12.3-inch widescreen infotainment display,

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2019 MERCEDES-AMG G63 VEHICLE TYPE: Four-door, Permanent 4WD, five-passenger, high-performance SUV BASE PRICE: $148,495 PRICE DRIVEN: $170,295; includes $2,300 metallic paint; $3,700 AMG Carbon Fiber Trim; $1,500 AMG carbon fiber engine cover; $4,450 black 22inch AMG wheels; $7,200 AMG quilted Nappa leather pkg.; $1,800 AMG Night Pkg. (black exterior trim); $850 12.3-inch widescreen instrument cluster ENGINE: 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 HORSEPOWER: 577 at 6000 rpm TORQUE: 627 lb.-ft. at 2500 rpm RECOMMENDED FUEL: Premium TRANSMISSION: Nine-speed automatic with paddle-shift manual mode EPA MPG: 13 city/15 hwy/14 combined WHEELBASE: 113.8 inches

Our G63 wore the optional AMG Night Package with its black exterior trim and a black front brush guard.

LENGTH: 191.9 inches CARGO (with rear seat up/folded; approximate): 45 cu. ft./80 cu. ft. SUSPENSION: Front: Independent; rear: solid axle CURB WEIGHT (est.): 5,842 lbs. WHERE BUILT: Graz, Austria

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In a 130-mile round trip to Ste. Genevieve, Mo., we registered 16 hwy mpg. Subsequently, we drove an additional 70 miles around St. Louis. In our 200-mile city/hwy total, we realized 14 mpg. On the highway, the ride is firm, regardless whether Comfort, Sport or Sport-Plus is selected from G63's drive modes, but handling, cornering and steering response are aces -- particularly considering G's girth -- while the cabin feels as secure as a bank vault. In fact, the doors 4

but also the optional 12.3-inch widescreen instrument cluster. None of it is touch-screen controlled, however, so plan some learning time with the center-console knob. All that said, some old-school awkwardness remains. For example, the sun roof is a tiny rectangle, the side steps are too narrow to be much use, and the key function does not include proximity entry; you've got to fish the key fob out to unlock the vehicle, pretty much canceling the convenience of the standard

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push-button start. But let's not quibble. G63 is a remarkable performance vehicle aimed at well-heeled driving enthusiasts who want an SUV that's different from the one everyone else in their gated community drives. This content was produced by Brand Ave. Studios. The news and editorial departments of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch had no role in its creation or display. For more information about Brand Ave. Studios, contact tgriffin@stltoday.com.


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$31,400

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Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

$11,813

sport utility, 4 cyl., FWD, auto, black, 108k mi., stk# 44739A

Call for Price

$7,975

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

2007 Chevy Tahoe LT

2009 Toyota Highlander

2013 Chevy Captiva LTZ

2013 Infiniti JX35

2014 Chevy Equinox LTZ

2014 Mazda CX-5 Touring

Loaded, very clean, #44588A

Hybrid Limited SUV, stk# L16411

Champagne Mist, loaded, clean carfax, stk# 44844A

sport utility, 6 cyl., awd, auto, 123k mi., stk# 37292A

SUV, 4 cyl., 28k mi., lthr., #198031

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

$11,964

$15,000

sport utility, 4 cyl., FWD, auot, white, 83k mi., stk# P6846A

$9,569

$8,500

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

2007 Honda CRV

2010 Mercedes Benz

2013 Chevy Equinox

2013 Jeep Wranlger Unltd

2014 Dodge Durango

2014 Volkswagen Passat SEL

loaded, full power, clean carfax, #44813A

GLK-Class 350, 4Matic, #199371

Very clean, loaded, #40394B

Rubicon, loaded, one owner, #44967A

LTD, #L16161

$23,990

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

$16,880

Premium, Sedan, 4 cyl., FWD, auto, black, 81k mi., stk# P6845A

$7,990

$14,000

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

2007 Lexus IS 250

2011 VW CC Sport

2013 Chevy Spark LS

2013 Ram Sport

2014 GMC Sierra 1500

2015 Acura TLX 3.5

Base Sedan, stk# L16031

Clean carfax, only 71,xxx miles! #44785A

4 dr hatchback, 4 cyl., FWD, auto, green, 40k mi., stk# 44753A

Crew, 4x4, loaded, clean carfax, #44452B

Crew Cab, short box, stk# 190655A

V6, stk# L16261

$9,989

$8,969

$24,471

$26,950

$16,890

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

$7,500 Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

$9,679

$9,869

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$10,656

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$17,888

$13,569

$13,569

$9,950


2015 Audi A6

2015 Chevy Cruze LS

2015 Infiniti Q50

2015 Mazda CX-5

2015 Volkswagen Passat

2016 Audi A6 3.0T

3.0 TDI Sedan, black, #200591

one owner, clean carfax, black, stk# 44621A

Sport Sedan, #201351

Grand Touring, loaded, full power, #44725A

4 dr., Sdn., 2.0L, #P07258

$23,780

Premium Plus, 4 dr., 6 cyl., awd, auto, black, 48k mi., stk# 29495A

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

$9,476 Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

$13,997

$15,452

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2015 Audi Q7 3.0T

2015 Chevy Malibu LS

2015 Infiniti QX80

2015 Mazda CX-5

2015 Volkswagen Passat

2016 Audi S6 Prem Plus

Premium Plus, quattro sport utility, 6 cyl., awd, auto, white, 39k mi., stk# P9933

Sedan, 4 cyl., FWD, auto, silver, 49k mi., stk# 44144A

4wd, 4 dr., sport utility, 8 cyl., awd, auto, blue, 97k mi., stk# 98388A

Touring, loaded, full power, stk# 37356A

stk# P07259

quattro sedan, 8 cyl., awd, auto, black, 32k mi., stk# 29179A

$13,969

$15,950

$22,825

$26.555

$27,555

$12,469

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2015 Audi S5 Premium Plus

2015 Chevy Tahoe LT

2015 Jeep Grand Cheroke

2015 Mercedes-Benz

2016 Chevy Suburban LTZ

2016 Audi SQ5

2dr. car, 6 cyl., awd, auto, white, 41k mi., stk# P1122A

sport utility vehicle, 8 cyl., 4wd, auto, silver, 82k mi, #P9986A

Summit, sport utility, 6 cyl., 4wd, auto, white, 44k mi., #P1109

CLS 400, 4dr., 6 cyl., awd, auto, gray, 25k mi., #13197A

Loaded, black, GM Certified, #44130A

Premium Plus, sport utility, 6 cyl., awd, auto, black, stk# P1259

$28,555

$41,555

$29,700

$29,888

$44,769

$32,700

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2015 BMW M3

2015 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE

2015 Jeep Wrangler

2015 Nissan Rogue SL

2016 Chevy Traverse LS

2016 BMW 4 Series 428i

4 dr., sedan, 6 cyl., RWD, manual, white, 29k mi., #P9684

pickup crew cab, 6 cyl., 4wd, auto, black, 39k mi., #44728A

Unlimited Rubicon, sport utility, 6 cyl., 4wd, auto, silver, 50k mi., stk# 97397M

Loaded, clean carfax, #35091B

Loaded, very clean, clean carfax, stk# 44814A

xDrive, hatchback, 4 cyl., awd, auto, black, 23k mi., stk# P1162

$27,888

$32,888

$42,555

$28,950

$18,950

$27,555

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2015 Chevy Corvette Z51

2015 Honda CR-V EX

2015 Mazda CX-5

2015 Porsche Macan S

2016 32' Winnebago

2016 BMW 535i

3LT, convertible, 8 cyl., RWD, 7 speed manual, 51k mi., #44573A

AWD 32,852 miles, automatic, urban titanium.

AWD, Grand Touring, one owner, #44700A

sport utility, 6 cyl., awd, auto, white, 60k mi., stk# P1158

Class C Motor Home, 450 V10 Ford, 4K mi.

xDrive, 29k miles, awd, sedan, stk# 12382A

$29,777

$12,973

$39,990

$9,750

$16,990

$33,555

$60,000.

$27,555

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

636-517-8871

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Call 618-963-2100

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

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2016 BMW X5 50i

2016 Chevy Silverado 1500

2016 Ford Transit Connect

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2016 Sienna Mobility Van

2017 Audi A6 Premium Plus

xDrive, clean carfax, 1 owner, awd, 41k miles, #P9665

High Country pickup crew cab, 8 cyl., 4wd, auto, black, 22k mi., #80596A

XLT with rear liftgate wagon, #L15915

$14,875

Limited, sport utility, 6 cyl., 4wd, auto, 30k mi., stk# P9926

18,000 mi, power fold side ramp for wheelchair or power chair, floor-loc

4dr., 6 cyl., awd, auto, black, 33k mi., #P1121

$25,555

Call for Price

$38,555

$36,888

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

636-441-7748

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2016 Buick Enclave

2016 Chevy Tahoe LT

2016 Honda Pilot Touring

2016 Kia Soul Plus

2016 Toyota Highlander

2017 Audi A8 L Sport

stk# P07288

Luxury pkg., loaded, GM Certified, stk# 44968A

sport utility, 6 cyl., awd, auto, 51k mi., stk# P6867A

HB, loaded, clean carfax, #37184A

AWD, stk# P07255A

$22,450

quattro LWB Sedan, 8 cyl., awd, auto, black, 50k mi., stk# P9999

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

$29,990

$8,990

$30,694

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2016 Buick Envision

2016 Chevy Tahoe LT

2016 Infiniti QX60

2016 LR Range Rover

2016 Volvo S60

2017 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

AWD, stk# P07322

SUV, 8 cyl., 4wd, auto, silver, 51k mi., #P6797

AWD, 4 dr., sport utility, 6 cyl., blue, 25k mi., stk# P1218

Sport V6 HSE, awd, clean carfax, stk# 79760A

Inscription T5 Platinum, stk# L1704

$26,950

quattro sport utility, 6 cyl., awd, auto, white, 45k mi., #P9953

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

$30,700

$34,555

$24,792

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2016 Chevy Cruze Limited LT

2016 Chevy Traverse

2016 Infiniti QX70

2016 Mercedes-Benz GL550

2016 Volvo XC60 T5

2017 Audi Q7 Premium Plus

Sedan, 4 cyl., FWD, auto, red, 31k mi., stk# P6804

AWD LS, stk# P07285A

sport utility, 6 cyl., awd, auto, black, 40k mi., stk# P1264

sport utility, 8 cyl., awd, auto, black, 75k mi., stk# 29007A

Drive-E Premier, stk# L16521

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

$30,700

$37,100

$17,795

quattro sport utility, 6 cyl., awd, auto, black, 50k mi., stk# 29142A

$12,569

$21,950

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2016 Chevy Cruze LS

2016 Dodge Durango Citadel

2016 Jeep Cherokee Sport

2016 Nissan Altima 2.5

2016 Volvo XC90

2017 Audi Q7 Prestige

Sedan, 4 cyl., FWD, auto, black, 28k mi., stk# P6932

sport utility, 6 cyl., awd, auto, black, 35k mi., stk# P1203

Loaded, full power, #44738A

Full Power, clean carfax, dark gray, #P6904A

T5 Momentum, AWD, #L1559

$31,822

sport utility, 6 cyl., awd, auto, black, 63k mi., stk# 29031B

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$37,697

$38,750

$13,769

$32,600

$16,769

$12,469

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

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$32,888

$44,888

$28,555

$34,555

$38,888


2017 Audi Q7 Prestige

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

2017 GMC Terrain

2017 Lexus RX350

2018 Audi Q5

2018 Audi Q5 Premium

sport utility, 6 cyl., awd, auto, black, 108k mi., stk# 29321A

Limited, mini van, 6 cyl, FWD, auto, white, 29k mi., stk# P1119A

FWD, stk# P07281

Clean carfax, 1 owner, awd, #P9626

2.0T Premium Plus, quattro, clean carfax, 1 owner, awd, stk# 28649L

Tech Prem, quattro sport utility, 4 cyl., awd, auto, silver, 21k mi., #P9675

$30,555

$18,625

$32,700

$40,555

$36,555

$29,555

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2017 Chevy Cruze Sedan

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

2017 GMC Yukon XL Denali

2017 Mercedes-Benz E300

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

2018 Audi Q7

LT, auto, stk# P07295

4WD, stk# P07313

$13,950

$25,102

white, auto, 4wd, 19k miles, stk# 79897A

Luxury, carfax 1 owner, RWD, Sedan, stk# P9651

quattro sport utility, 4 cyl., awd, auto, gray, 7k mi., stk# 27853

Premium Plus, clean carfax, 1 owner, awd, #P9619

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

$53,555

$33,555

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2017 Chevy Equinox

2017 Ford F-150

2017 Hyundai Sonata

2017 Toyota Highlander

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

2018 Buick LaCrosse

one owner, clean carfax, stk# 44934A

stk# 181220A

stk# P07314

Tech Prem Plus, quattro sport utility, 4 cyl., awd, auto, grey, 9k mi., #27847L

$15,769

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

$33,700

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

$14,022

Limited Platinum, sport utility, 6 cyl., awd, auto, white, 39k mi., stk# 99003A

FWD, stk# P07300

$29,661

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$38,777 Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

2017 Chevy Suburban

2017 GMC Sierra

2017 Infiniti QX80

2017 Toyota Highlander

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

2018 Buick Lacrosse

Premier, sport utility, 8 cyl., 4wd, auto, white, 28k mi., stk# P1223

4x4, double cab, elevation pkg., loaded, black, stk# 44678A

Auto, awd, blue, stk# 95533L

sport utility, 6 cyl., awd, auto, gray, 34k mi., stk# P1210

Tech Prem Plus, quattro sport utility, 4 cyl., awd, auto, gray, 5k, #27848L

stk# P07300

$48,700

$28,994

$58,555

$31,700

$40555

$40,555

$42,555

$21,344

$21,344

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

2017 Chevy Trax

2017 GMC Terrain

2017 Infiniti QX80

2018 Audi A6 Premium

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

2018 Cadillac XT5 Premium

FWD, LS, stk# P07323

FWD, SLE-1 #P07247

$15,002

$17,660

AWD, 8 cyl., auto, blue, 8k mi., stk# 95548L

Plus, quattro sedan, 6 cyl., awd, auto, black, 8k mi., #80654A

Tech Prem Plus, quattro sport utility, 4 cyl., awd, auto, gray, 12k mi., stk# 28330L

Luxury, FWD, sport utility, 6 cyl., auto, silver, 23k mi., stk# P1152

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

$60,555

$38,888

$40,555

$31,555

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

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2018 Chevy Cruze LT

2018 Chevy Suburban

2018 Honda Civic SI

2018 Infiniti Q70L 3.7 LUXE

GET CONNECTED stk# P07310

4wd, 1500 LT, #P07183

stk# 181106B

$14,950

$45,919

$22,950

4dr., 6 cyl., awd, auto, 6k mi., stk# 97377L

$39,200

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2018 Chevy Cruze LT

2018 Dodge Ram 1500

2018 Hyundai Elantra SE

2018 Infiniti Q70L

@STLPD

stk# P07310

SLT, 4X4, crew cab, silver, #P07240

stk# P07325

$14,950

$26,950

$14,930

3.7 Luxe, sedan, 6 cyl., awd, auto, blue, 4k mi., stk# 97344L

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2018 Chevy Cruze

2018 Ford F-150

2018 Hyundai Tucson

2018 Jaguar F-Type R

stk# P07306

SEL, awd, gray, 27k mi., #P07191

$31,339

$17,850

2dr., car, 8 cyl., awd, auto, white, 6k miles, stk# 29499A Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2018 Jaguar XF 35t R-Sport

$14,635 Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

2018 Chevy Malibu 1LT

2018 Ford F-150

2018 Infiniti Q70L 3.7 LUXE

@stltoday

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@stltoday

$38,555

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

4WD XLT SuperCrew, pickup, 6 cyl., 4wd, auto, white, 31k mi., stk# 80396A

@stltoday

@STLPostDispatch

$80,400

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

STAY IN TOUCH Gray, 33k mi., #P07243

Supercrew Cab, #P4372

$16,728

4dr car, 6 cyl., awd, auto, blue, 4k mi., #97338L

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

$29,500 Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2018 Chevy Silverado 1500

2018 Ford Taurus LTD

2018 Infiniti Q70L 3.7 LUXE

2018 Jeep Renegade

$39,339

9k miles, sedan, auto, awd, #P9821

$46,555

FIND ANSWERS LT, double cab pickup, 8 cyl., 4wd, auto, blue, 2k mi., #44107A

FWD, stk# P07330

$34,990

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

$20,078

4dr., 6 cyl., awd, auto, blue, 5k mi., stk# 97342L

Latitude FWD, #P07266

$39,200

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$16,724

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2018 Jeep Renegade

2018 Nissan Maxima

2019 Chevy Colorado

2019 Chrysler 300

2019 Infiniti QX50 LUXE

2019 Infiniti QX80 LUXE

stk# P07266

Platinum, 4 dr. car, 6 cyl., FWD, blue, 11k mi., #P1204

4wd, LT, white, 17k mi., #P07212

stk# P07210

$16,724

$24,950

sport utility, 4 cyl., FWD, black, 22k mi., stk# P1190

sport utility, 8 cyl., awd, auto, black, 15k mi., stk# P1215

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

$30,339

$26,850 Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

$33,400

$55,339

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2018 Kia Niro LX

2018 Nissan Murano

2019 Chevy Corvette

2019 Dodge Challenger SXT

2019 Infiniti QX50 LUXE

2019 Infiniti QX80 LUXE

FWD, white, 37k mi., #P07249

FWD, stk# P07328

$20,707

Grand Sport 2LT, 2 dr car, 8 cyl., RWD, auto, white, 4k mi., stk# P1237

RWD, stk# P07333

$16,811

sport utility, 4 cyl., awd, 9k mi., stk# P1267

sport utility, 8 cyl., awd, auto, 17k mi., stk# P1224

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

$59,222

$23,550 Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

$39,700

$55,700

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2018 Kia Optima

2018 Nissan Sentra

2019 Chevy Silverado

2019 Dodge Grand Caravan

2019 Infiniti QX60 PURE

2019 Land Rover Range Rover

stk# P07315

Stk# P07318

1500 HD, #P07195

SXT Wagon, stk# P07290

$14,963

$13,146

$28,950

$21,703

6 cyl., awd, blue, 16k mi., #P9886

Evoque SE, sport utility, 4 cyl., 4wd, auto, white, 19k mi., stk# P1216

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

$33,555

$36,700

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2018 Lexus LC 500h

2018 Nissan Sentra SV

2019 Chevy Spark LS

2019 GMC Sierra 2500 HD

2019 Infiniti QX60 PURE

2019 Mazda CX-9

coupe, 6 cyl., RWD, silver, 10k mi., #P9941

CVT, stk# P07318

hatchback, 4 cyl., FWD, auto, silver, 2k mi, stk# 44626A

Denali, 8 cyl., 4wd, auto, white, 4k mi., stk# 80444A

sport utility, 6 cyl., awd, platinum, 19k mi., stk# P1150

Touring, sport utility, 4 cyl., awd, auto, stk# 13014L

$71,555

$13,146 Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

$12,990

$59555

$33,555

$33,888

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito South 866-721-7269

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

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2018 Mazda CX-9 Sport

2019 BMW 230i

2019 Chevy Tahoe 4WD

2019 Infiniti Q70 3.7 LUXE

2019 Infiniti QX80 LUXE

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT

4 cyl., awd, auto, 2k mi., stk# 12044L

xDrive Coupe, stk# 201341

Premier, stk# P07332

$61,550

4dr, 6 cyl., awd, auto, bronze, 23k mi., stk# P1213

sport utility, 8 cyl., awd, auto, platinum, 18k miles, stk# P1214

63 S, hatchback, 8 cyl., awd, auto, black, 1k mi., #004596

$26,555

$32,865 Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Don Brown Chevrolet (314) 772-1400

$32,700

$55,339

$159,600

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

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doesn’t seem to be able to pull herself out of it. I know everyone is busy with their own lives, but how can I get her friends to help her through this? Abby, she is such a beautiful and kind person, I feel terrible for her. I have only been at this job six months, and I don’t really know anyone. She never talks about it at work. But I can see the difference in her. — Lending a Hand in New York Dear Lending • You are kind to want to help Lydia. Because you are concerned about her, speak to her privately. Tell her how terrific you think she is, and you know she has been going through a difficult time. Then tell her that if she wants to talk or there is anything you can do to help, all she has to do is let you know. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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False positive results plague lung cancer screenings Dear Dr. Roach • I’m a 74-year-old female who smoked a pack a day for 40-plus years, having quit smoking about 18 years ago. As a precaution, I asked my primary doctor to order a screening CT scan. The results showed a 3-mm nodule in one lung, and I was advised not to worry and that my doctor would order another CT scan in six months. I can’t help but wonder if this is cancer and if an oncologist, after six months, will ask me why I waited so long to see him. — T.W. Answer • Medical professionals have been attempting to screen for lung cancer for decades. Chest X-rays proved insensitive: By the time cancer could be seen on X-ray, it was usually too late to do anything about it. CT scans are much more sensitive (maybe too sensitive; see below), and studies have shown that some lives will be saved with a screening program. However, the number of people who would benefit is relatively small; 256 moderate-to-heavy smokers would need yearly screening for three years in order to prevent one lung cancer death. There are two other significant concerns about lung cancer screening. The first is the issue you have now: an abnormal result and what to do about it. It’s extremely common. Almost 25% of scans will be abnormal, and 96% of the abnormal results will be false positives. But it will require multiple scans and sometimes an invasive procedure to prove it. The small size of your nodule means your risk that this nodule is cancer is much lower than 1%. A follow-up scan is the usual recommendation, and if the nodule is the same size or smaller, the chance of it being cancer is very close to zero. The second concern is that current smokers who consider screening should receive intensive advice and help in quitting smoking. A negative CT scan is not a “clean bill of health” for a smoker. Dear Dr. Roach • I am 90 years old. My husband and I donated blood as often as needed, over 100 times, but last week my doctor said I tested positive for syphilis. I about fell off my chair. Have you ever heard of this? — E. Answer • The screening test for syphilis, called the VDRL or RPR test, is not particularly accurate. About 1-2% of people will have a false positive result. Meaning, the test is positive but they do not have syphilis. There are many possible causes, such as infection and autoimmune disease, like lupus, but some people, particularly older people, will have a positive test for no identifiable reason. In your case, I am sure it is a false positive, but your doctor may do a more specific test.

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