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Wildcats top Bahamas 85-61 in Big Blue debut By RENALDO DORSETT Tribune Sports Reporter rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

layup. The Wildcats responded with a 12-2 run to take the lead for good and regained a 10-point lead on a Johnson free throw (59-49) with 10:24 left to play. A Brad Calipari three followed by a Herro dunk gave Kentucky a 77-55 lead with 4:57 left. The four-game, eightday trip for Kentucky continues tonight against San Lorenzo de Almagro (Argentina) at 7pm. They follow with games against Mega Bemax (Serbia) at 7pm on August 11 and Team Toronto at 4pm on August 12. Team Toronto will feature a group of top select Canadian players put together by head coach Roy Rana, who led the 2019 Under-19 Canadian team to the gold medal at the FIBA World Championships. All games will be broadcasted live on ESPN’s SEC Network. The ESPN college basketball crew of Tom Hart, Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich will be on the call. The Wildcats launched their Big Blue Bahamas Tour Tuesday with

EDUKARTING Bahamas is hosting the sixth edition of its summer camp programme, aimed at bringing greater awareness to motorsports through “stealth education.” The Edukarting Summer Kart Club will host two independent sessions at the BTVI campus. The first session began on Tuesday and concludes August 10 while the second session takes place August 13-16. The camp is limited to 30 students per week, between 10-16 years of age and in grades 10-12, at a cost of $25 per week. The Edukarting initiative was introduced as a summer camp into

HANGTIME: Michael Bain (top centre) and Sammy Hunter (below) in action during the Big Blue Bahamas Tour last night againt the Kentucky Wildcats, who won 85-61 in front of a crowd of 1,290 fans in the Imperial Arena at the Atlantis resort. Photos: 10thYearSeniors a community outreach initiative in conjunction with Samaritan’s Feet International. They conducted a free shoe distribution to children in the Fox Hill area at the Faith Assemblies of God, Johnson Road and Scott Alley. Team members and head coach John Calipari washed the feet of over 150 children and supplied them with new pairs of socks and sneakers. Kentucky’s Big Blue Bahamas tour is a joint

public schools in 2013 and four of the schools with automotive programmes continued as an afterschool Kart Club. As it continues the task of developing motorsport in the Bahamas at the grassroots level, the Edukarting Summer Kart Club promises that every student will be able to drive a kart at the conclusion of the programme. Edukarting features one-week programmes taught by industry professionals to encourage a love of motorsport, team building and an introduction to associated disciplines with future marketable skills. Bahamas EduKarting founder and coordinator David McLaughlin previously stated that beyond

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venture between Complete Sports Management and the Bahamas Basketball Federation. The Wildcats have travelled to the Bahamas twice under Calipari. Prior to the 201415 season, Kentucky competed at the “Big Blue Bahamas Tour” with games against the Dominican Republic national team, Puerto Rican national team reserves and Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket (France) at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.

Kentucky went on to 38-1 that season which included an undefeated regular season, SEC regular-season and tournament titles, and a trip to the Final Four. The ‘Cats returned in 2016 when they defeated the Arizona State Sun Devils 115-69 in the Imperial Arena during the Atlantis Showcase. In conjunction with the tour, the programme will host the seventh annual “John Calipari Basketball Fantasy Experience.”

Edukarting Bahamas hosting 6th summer camp at BTVI By RENALDO DORSETT Tribune Sports Reporter rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

NBA TIP-OFF: AYTON AND SUNS TO FACE MAVS DEANDRE Ayton will be showcased on national television to highlight the NBA’s opening week schedule for local fans eager to see this year’s top overall pick. The NBA announced its national television schedule for the opening week of the 2018-19 regular season yesterday and Ayton’s Phoenix Suns will tip off ESPN’s coverage with a matchup against the Dallas Mavericks at 10:30pm October 17. The game will feature Ayton against the No.3 overall pick in the draft, Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, in their regular season debuts. The NBA regular season tips off on October 16 and the complete game schedule and broadcast schedules for TNT, ESPN, ABC, NBA TV and ESPN Radio will be announced on Friday, August 10. The first six days of the 2018-19 season (October 16-21) will feature 15 different teams playing 11 national television games across TNT, ESPN and NBA TV as part of Kia NBA Tip-Off 2018. TNT and ESPN will each present

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he Bahamas’ national select squad gave the Kentucky Wildcats all they could handle through 30 minutes, but the visitors separated themselves late in the second half to win their Big Blue Bahamas Tour debut. The Wildcats won 85-61 last night in front of a crowd of 1,290 fans in the Imperial Arena at the Atlantis resort. Mark St Fort led the Bahamas with 14 points and was 3-6 from threepoint range. Michael Carey scored 11, Kino Burrows had nine points and eight rebounds, Livingston Munnings had six points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots and Michael Bain scored seven. Nick Richards led the Wildcats with 19 points, Tyler Herro had 16 off the bench, Keldon Johnson scored 11 and PJ Washington scored 10. The Wildcats won the rebounding battle by 12, scored 12 more secondchance points and 10 more points off the bench. Kentucky began the game on a 13-0 run before Burrows finally ended the drought for the Bahamas with a three. A Richards jump-hook in the lane gave Kentucky a 19-9 lead but the Bahamas went on a 10-2 run to trim the deficit to just five on a Carey jumper (21-16). St Fort scored on his second three and Trevonne Grant split a pair at the line to make the score 25-22 late in the second. Another St Fort mid-range jumper kept the Wildcats from pulling away and brought the Bahamas within two, just plays later. Kentucky made three of four free throws down the stretch to take a 42-35 at the half. St Fort started the second half with a successful drive to the basket and his third three-pointer tied the game at 42 at the 18:23 mark. The Bahamas took their first lead on a Burrows

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THE FIRST session of the Edukarting Summer Kart Club began on Tuesday and concludes on Friday while the second session takes place August 13-16 at the BTVI campus.

FRANCO MILLER AND REBELS ON TOUR IN CANADA By RENALDO DORSETT Tribune Sports Reporter rdorsett@tribunemedia.net FRANCO Miller had his first opportunity to suit up as an official member of Ole Miss Rebels Basketball as the team continues its preseason foreign tour through Canada. The Rebels played the first two games of the tour in Montreal with wins over the McGill Redmen and Concordia Stingers before the tour shifted to Ottawa last night for a matchup against Carleton. Miller, the freshman guard, has played sparingly thus far with just five minutes and two points against McGill and did not see action against Concordia. Against the Stingers, Ole Miss trailed by 10 at the half before they implemented a 1-3-1 zone and outscored the home team 49-32 in the second half for an 84-77 win. In their first game under new head coach Kermit Davis, the Rebels scored a 102-61 win over McGill. The tour represents a return to Canada for Miller in the country where he spent a year on the prep basketball circuit to boost his recruitment stock. Last season, Miller travelled

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JOB WELL DONE: Young, aspiring golfers can be seen with the trophies and certificates they won in this year’s Bahamas First Junior Open.

Bahamas First Junior Open takes the spotlight TEN-year-olds Aidan Gorospe and Kaydence Yepa shot a team score of 74 to be the low round for the 2018 Bahamas First Junior Open. And Riya Miller and partner A’Marie Smith won the 18-and-under division on her 15th birthday, according to a press release. The Bahamas First Junior Open is the first scramble format in 2018 for The Front 9. This is the title event for Bahamas First Insurance, but the second event they are sponsoring for The Front 9 junior golf tour. They were also a co-sponsor for the Abaco Junior Golf Championships, their first event of the year. “Thank you to Bahamas First Insurance for continuously supporting the growth of tournament golf for our young golfers,” said the release. In the scramble format, juniors must choose partners within their age division. After each player hits their shot, the best shot is chosen, and play

continues from there. This process is repeated until the ball is holed out. The low scorers of the tournament were Gorospe and Yepa, shooting an impressive score of 74, the low round by five shots. “Aidan has been playing golf for approximately seven years, and partnered with Kaydence who has been playing golf for less than one year.” Other divisional winners included 8-year-olds Michael Knowles and Chemari Pratt, 12 and 13 year-olds Zion Taylor and Josiah Yepa, and 14 and 15 year-olds A’Marie Smith and Riya Miller. “Riya Miller, on her 15th birthday, capturing a divisional win with her partner and best friend A’Marie Smith was very special. The kids joined in celebrating with Riya with a birthday song and tasty cupcakes. “The participants raved about the prizes from Bahamas First being the best ever. They included towels and water cooler speakers. A total of 36 juniors participated, and this

event is sure to have more for 2019. The Flag “Every event, we have tournament flags, which the kids sign. At the end of the event, the low scorer for the event takes home one of the flags, one flag is held for the event sponsor, and the final flag is retained by Fourteen Clubs Golf Academy and The Front 9. Capturing the Event Flag with a score of 74 was Gorospe and Yepa. “We will all be watching to see if our player with the lowest scoring average will be the winner of the most flags and our 2018 Player of the Year. Our thanks goes out to: • Bahamas First Insurance - our title sponsor for the event. • Robbie Leming and the staff at the Ocean Club • Parents and volunteers for making another event a huge success The top two finishers in each division are: 8 & Under - Michael Knowles & Chemari Pratt (1st Place)

Kamaya Burnside & Daliah Hamilton-Knowles (2nd Place) 10 & Under - Aidan Gorospe & Kaydence Yepa (1st Place) Rhan Miller & Alexander Knowles (2nd Place) 13 & Under Zion Taylor & Josiah Yepa (1st Place) Tyesha Tynes & Christopher Knowles (2nd Place) 18 & Under A’Marie Smith & Riya Miller (1st Place) Tynesha Tynes & Jessica Humphries (2nd Place) - Check out the full results by downloading the app: The Front 9. The next event is the Aliv little BIG and will be held at the Royal Blue Golf Club on August 26. This is a scramble event for adults (BIGs) and juniors (littles). If you are an adult and interested in playing, but don’t have a ‘little’ we will pair you with one of our awesome juniors. If you have a junior golfer between the ages of six and 18 and they are interested in playing our events, please let them

contact us through the app or send an email to info@ fourteenclubsgolfacademy. com. The Front 9 is dedicated to ensuring that our junior golfers have a full tournament schedule and other opportunities to succeed in the first half of their golf lives. The tour has events being played at all courses in The Bahamas including, Abaco, Freeport, Exuma, and Nassau. FOLLOW AND SUPPORT THE TOUR You can follow the juniors in the following ways: 1. Download “The Front 9” app on your Apple or Android device. 2. Fourteenclubsgolfacademy.com website under the events tab. 3. Bahamasgolf.org website under their Junior Golf tab. 4. Check out bluegolf. com and type in the search bar “The Front 9.” • If you are interested in volunteering as a scoring marshal, please contact Coach G at 828-4653.

HOOPS: Shown in the centre holding a basketball is Rufus Johnson II, Sun Oil Limited marketing manager, with CYBOTS president Wayde Watson and youngsters during a practice session on Saturday.

SUN OIL LIMITED SHOOTS TO WIN WITH CYBOTS BASKETBALL CAMP SINCE 2002, Wayde Watson, a former Bahamian basketball player and product of Bain and Grants Town, has headed the Carry Your Brethren On The Shoulders (CYBOTS) Basketball Club, headquartered at the ‘George Brown Park’ on Dumping Ground Corner. The club is geared towards the personal and professional development of the youth and adults in

New Providence, particularly in the Bain Town community, with Sun Oil Limited as its primary sponsor. “We take pride in seeing that this club has been so successful in achieving its goal of positive community development,” said Sun Oil Limited marketing manager Rufus Johnson II. “We continue to support programmes such as this.”

CYBOTS hosts several annual community initiatives. One of its projects, dubbed the ‘Shares Programme’ focused around the Thanksgiving season, requires members to give their time and effort socialising and feeding children and senior citizens in New Providence who are less fortunate. According to Watson, Sun Oil plays a major role in the

sustainability of CYBOTS. “Sun Oil’s contribution has helped relieve financial burden and allowed us to really help the kids and push them towards success,” he said. “I am so grateful for that.” With a committed leader and team of over 100 members from all walks of life, and a cadre of titles under its belt, CYBOTS like Sun Oil Limited continue to “fuel growth of people.”

Edukarting Bahamas hosting 6th summer camp at BTVI FROM PAGE 1 the basics of mechanics, participants aquire skills that make them valuable to the employee workforce. “There is art, design, public relations and marketing. Each team has to create a business plan, present and ‘sell’ it to a sponsor who provides virtual funding for uniforms,

helmets, tires and parts,” he said. “We have seen high school students come out of school and immediately into a job because of the skills they learned in EduKarting. Two of them are working for a large auto dealer now in the service division and another has gone on to become a pilot.”

He said the programme aims to bring greater exposure for young Bahamians to a sport which presents new opportunities through “stealth education.” Nearly every famous Formula One or NASCAR racer got his or her start in karting,” said Mr McLaughlin, who also serves as the Bahamas and Caribbean Motor Sport

development director of FIA, the motorsports association under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee. “Who knows? The Bahamas, which has produced great athletes in track and field, basketball, tennis and swimming, may one day produce a great race car driver. “Look at Lewis Hamilton of Grenada and

the United Kingdom who got his first go kart at the age of six and showed so much promise by the time he was a teen that his father gave up his career and sometimes worked as many as three jobs to support his son’s ambition in motorsport. “Today, he is the most famous Formula One driver alive.”

FRANCO MILLER AND REBELS ON TOUR IN CANADA FROM PAGE 1 north to play at Crestwood Preparatory College in Toronto. While there, he averaged 25.8 points, six rebounds, 5.2 assists and 3.3 steals per game. He broke the 40-point threshold twice throughout the year, tallying a game-high 42 points versus Thetford Academy and scoring 40 points against the Toronto Basketball Club. While north of the border, Miller earned first-team All-Canada NPA honours, first team All-CISAA accolades and Universal Hoops First Team All-Canada recognition. His play also earned him a spot in the prestigious Allen Iverson Roundball Classic as well as the Signature All-Canadian Showcase. His busy recruitment process came to an end in May when he committed to the Rebels. Miller signed his national letter of intent to join the programme’s incoming 2018 class during a special ceremony hosted on the campus of his alma mater, Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy. The 6’3” point guard chose Ole Miss over his final list of schools – Oklahoma, Minnesota, Oregon, and Towson. “As a freshman coming in you want to go somewhere that you can make an impact. Ole Miss, they’re in one of the toughest conferences in college basketball, the SEC, and I have a chance to come in as a freshman to start and have the ball in my hand so it impacted my decision,” he said. “I fit in well with the style of play coach Davis runs, when I was there on my visit he showed me a lot of things that I would run and it definitely fits my play style so it all factored into my decision-making.” The Rebels finished 12-20 last season and 5-13 in the SEC in the last year of former coach Andy Kennedy. Davis was introduced as the Rebels new head coach in March and quickly recruited a top 50 class for 2018 including KJ Buffen and Blake Hinson. He became the second Grand Bahama native in as many months to become a member of Rebels basketball after Yolett McPhee-McCuin was introduced as the head coach of the Ole Miss women’s basketball programme in April. “She was a part of this too,” he said. “She made Ole Miss feel like home to me. I know that I got someone to look out for me and I’m not just there on my own. The coaching staff made me feel comfortable even if she wasn’t there.”


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James, Warriors, Rockets, Celtics highlight the NBA TV schedule By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer NBA fans will get a smorgasbord of LeBron James in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, the All-Star laden lineup of the defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets and the up-andcoming Boston Celtics as part of the league’s national television schedule. The NBA released its TV schedule for the first week of the season, Christmas Day and Martin Luther King Jr Day yesterday, and all are prominently featured. James Harden and the Rockets will appear three times on national television in the opening week of the season, while Lakers, Warriors and Celtics will be featured twice. The highlight of the coveted Christmas Day games is James facing a familiar foe — Stephen Curry and the Warriors — for a fourth straight year, only this time James will be wearing Lakers’ gold and purple rather than the familiar wine and gold colours of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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two doubleheaders during the season’s first four days. The Suns/Mavericks game will be the second game of a double header, preceeded by the Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans at 8pm. Last week, we learned that Ayton and Buddy Hield will have their first head-to-head game in the NBA preseason when the Suns host the Sacramento

October 18, the Bulls travel to face the 76ers and the Lakers visit the Trail Blazers, which both games on TNT. The Celtics will visit the Raptors on October 19, while the Jazz host the Warriors on ESPN. The first nationally televised weekend games include the Raptors at the Washington Wizards on NBA TV and Rockets-Lakers October 20 on ESPN, and the Rockets-Los Angeles Clippers October 21 on NBA TV. IN this file photo, Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry goes to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, during the second half of Game 3 the NBA Finals in Cleveland. Curry can only imagine the intensity level of the Lakers-Warriors rivalry now that LeBron James has landed in L.A. After four straight NBA Finals against James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, two-time defending champion Golden State will get four matchups against James during the regular season. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) The Warriors, who added centre DeMarcus Cousins in the offseason, feature a lineup with five current NBA All-Stars. The other Christmas Day games include Kyrie Irving and the Celtics hosting the young, but talented Philadelphia 76ers. The Rockets, who came within a game of knocking off the Warriors in the Western Conference

finals last season, will host the Oklahoma City Thunder, while Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks visit the New York Knicks and the Portland Trail Blazers visit the Utah Jazz. The featured MLK day games includes a WarriorsLakers rematch — this time in Los Angeles — while the 76ers host the Rockets,

and Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans visit the Memphis Grizzles.

Kings at Talking Stick Resort and Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 1. The Suns will play a fivegame preseason schedule which tips off with three home games and concludes with two road contests. Following the game against the Kings, the Suns will face the New Zealand Breakers of Australia’s National Basketball League on Wednesday, October 3 and the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, October 5. The Suns’ matchup against New Zealand marks

the second consecutive year the club has hosted a team from the NBL, defeating the Brisbane Bullets 114-93 during the 2017 preseason. The road slate is highlighted by a matchup against the defending NBA champions Golden State Warriors on Monday, October 8. For the Kings, they follow the matchup against the Suns with a back-toback set at Los Angeles on Thursday, October 4 and in Seattle versus Golden State on Friday, October 5.

The Kings return to the Golden One Center in Sacramento for its preseason home opener versus Maccabi Haifa on Monday, October 8. It will be the third tie in four seasons they are set to face the Israeli powerhouse. The Kings round out their home exhibition schedule when they host the Utah Jazz on Thursday, October 11 and conclude with a matchup against the Portland Trailblazers on Friday, October 12. Both players were recently at home and

OPENING WEEK The NBA season begins October 16 with TNT televising the 76ers at the Celtics and the Thunder at the Warriors. The Pelicans visit the Rockets and Mavericks face the Suns October 17 on ESPN. On

CHRISTMAS DAY The Bucks and Knicks get things going on Christmas day at noon Eastern on ESPN, followed by the Thunder-Rockets at 3pm and 76ers-Celtics at 5:30pm on ABC. The night games include Lakers-Warriors at 8pm on ABC/ESPN capped by the Trail Blazers-Jazz at 10:30 pm on ESPN. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY The three nationally televised games on January 21 include the Pelicans-Grizzlies, Rockets-76ers and Warriors-Lakers. Those games are on TNT.

took the time to participate in charitable events and summer basketball camps. Ayton made an appearance at the 31st Jeff Rodgers Basketball camp to interact with scores of enthusiastic campers eager to greet the No.1 overall pick in last June’s NBA Draft. Ayton was discovered locally at the Jeff Rodgers camp in 2011, before he headed to Balboa City School in San Diego, California. He eventually transferred to

AP SOURCES: PELICANS AND OKAFOR AGREE ON CONTRACT By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two people familiar with the situation say free-agent centre Jahlil Okafor has agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. The people spoke to The Associated Press yesterday on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced. They say the contract includes a team option in Year 2. Philadelphia made 6-foot-11 Okafor the third overall pick out of Duke in the 2015 NBA draft. But Okafor’s production fell considerably last season from the nearly 15 points and six rebounds he averaged through his first two seasons with the 76ers. He appeared in only two games with Philadelphia last season before being traded to Brooklyn, where he played about 13 minutes per game as a reserve, averaging 6.4 points. Okafor joins projected starter Julius Randle among the new centres the Pelicans have acquired since DeMarcus Cousins’ departure in free agency for Golden State. Hillcrest Academy in Phoenix, Arizona. Buddy Hield was back in Grand Bahama to host the fourth edition of his summer basketball camp. He hosted the three-day event simultaneously in Freeport and Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama.

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BROWNS ROOKIE QB MAYFIELD NOT NERVOUS HEADING INTO NFL DEBUT By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield played on a big stage at Oklahoma, so he’s not scared of stepping onto football’s biggest one. The Browns rookie quarterback — and perhaps their QB of the future — will make his NFL exhibition debut tonight as Cleveland visits the New York Giants in a game that will feature the top two overall picks in this year’s draft: Mayfield and Giants running back Saquon Barkley. Almost from the time he first picked up a football, the Heisman Trophy winner has been looking forward to his first game action as a pro. But he won’t let that thrill overwhelm him. “Played this game for a long time, I don’t get nervous,” said Mayfield, currently No. 2 on Cleveland’s depth chart behind Tyrod Taylor. “So I’m going to say I’m not going to have to worry about that part. Anytime I get the

chance to play ball, yeah, I get excited, but however much I play I’ve got to take advantage of the opportunity, that’s for sure.” Coach Hue Jackson want to play Mayfield two quarters, sending him in after Taylor gets in some work leading Cleveland’s firstteam offence for a series or two. The Browns’ plan — at this point — is to have Mayfield spend the season watching and learning behind Taylor, who led Buffalo to the playoffs last season and has quickly established himself as a leader in Cleveland. Mayfield understands he has to be patient, and while waiting for his turn he’s had an impressive training camp. He releases the ball quickly and accurately, and Mayfield seems to have a solid grasp of coordinator Todd Haley’s offence. But although Jackson said Mayfield has exceeded expectations, he’s committed to opening the season with Taylor behind centre. “We are going to grow our

quarterbacks,” Jackson said last week. “Tyrod Taylor is our quarterback. Baker Mayfield is competing and getting better each and every day, still learning the National Football League. Has done a really nice job of learning our system and improving every day.” The 23-year-old Mayfield showed poise during an intrasquad scrimmage last week. He led Cleveland’s backups on an opening touchdown drive, but later struggled in the red zone against Cleveland’s starting defence and also threw his first interception of camp. He knows the tempo and intensity will be even higher against the Giants. “When you get the energy level up, you’ve got to be able to execute, so that’s why I’m excited about Thursday as well,” he said. “You get people hyped up, you actually get some contact in and you can focus in and do your job when there are distractions around, so I think we handled the first one pretty well, but it definitely can go a lot better.”

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Colon gets historic win as Rangers beat Mariners 11-4 ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bartolo Colon became the top-winning pitcher born in Latin America, punctuating his 246th career victory with a nifty snag as the Texas Rangers roughed up Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners 11-4 on Tuesday night. The 45-year-old Colon, from the Dominican Republic, made his sixth start since earning his 245th win on June 30 that matched the mark held by Dennis Martinez from Nicaragua. Colon (6-10) gave up four runs in seven innings. The portly and popular righthander struck out one and walked none. Adrian Beltre, Jurickson Profar and Rougned Odor homered off Hernandez (8-10), who allowed a career-high 11 runs — seven earned — in six innings. ANGELS 11, TIGERS 5 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit a three-run homer during a seven-run first inning, and the Angels celebrated Mike Trout’s 27th birthday with a victory over the Tigers. Trout missed his sixth consecutive game with a sore right wrist, but his teammates maintained a celebratory mood at the Big A with 13 hits in their second straight win over the Tigers. Ohtani’s 411-foot homer was his third in August, and he added a single for his third multihit performance in five games. Andrew Heaney (7-7) lasted five innings for the win. Jeimer Candelario hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs, but Detroit dropped to 0-5 on its sixgame California road trip. Jacob Turner (0-1) got the loss. PIRATES 10, ROCKIES 2 DENVER (AP) — Jameson Taillon beat Chad Bettis in a matchup of pitchers who battled testicular cancer last year, and the Pirates hit three homers. Taillon (9-8) allowed 10 hits in his second complete game of the season. The 26-year-old right-hander

struck out three and walked one, helping Pittsburgh stop a three-game slide. Starling Marte hit a solo drive in the first and Jordy Mercer connected for a three-run shot against Bettis (5-2) with two out in the fourth. Josh Harrison capped Pittsburgh’s five-run fifth with a two-run homer off Jake McGee. Bettis allowed nine runs and eight hits over 4 2/3 innings in his first start after missing five weeks with a blister on his right middle finger. NATIONALS 8, BRAVES 3 (GAME 1) BRAVES 3, NATIONALS 1 (GAME 2) WASHINGTON (AP) — Ender Inciarte snapped a ninth-inning tie with a tworun triple, helping Atlanta to a doubleheader split. In the opener, Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman hit consecutive homers to spark a four-run fourth inning that carried Washington to the victory. Seeking to blunt the momentum of the surging Nationals, Atlanta shook off a strong pitching performance by Max Scherzer before striking against the Washington bullpen in the second game. Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis singled off Kelvin Herrera (1-2) before Inciarte hit a liner down the first-base line. Jesse Biddle (3-0) pitched 1 2/3 innings and A.J. Minter got three outs for his ninth save. In the first game, Zimmerman and Trea Turner had three hits apiece and Harper added two hits and two RBIs. Jefry Rodriguez (1-1) allowed one run in five innings in his first major victory. Kolby Allard (1-1) got the loss in relief of Max Fried, who was struck in the lower back by a line drive in the second inning and removed with a left groin strain. Allard allowed four runs in two innings. YANKEES 4, WHITE SOX 3 (13 INNINGS) CHICAGO (AP) — Miguel Andujar hit a

TEXAS Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon is doused after his 246th career win, the most by a pitcher born in Latin America, after Tuesday night’s game against the Seattle Mariners. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) tiebreaking RBI single in the 13th inning, sending the Yankees in the victory. Andujar also led off the seventh with his 15th homer. Sonny Gray (9-8) pitched three scoreless innings to get the win in his first appearance since losing his spot in the starting rotation. New York slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 10th, but Jose Abreu hit a two-run shot in the bottom half for Chicago. Adam Engel robbed the Yankees of a homer with an outstanding catch in center for the second straight night. Luis Avilan (2-1) got the loss. RED SOX 10, BLUE JAYS 7 (10 INNINGS) TORONTO (AP) — Mitch Moreland hit a three-run homer during Boston’s five-run 10th inning, and the Red Sox earned their fifth straight win. Moreland’s one-out shot off Ken Giles (0-3) followed a triple by Mookie Betts and a walk by Andrew Benintendi. Jackie Bradley Jr. added a two-run homer later in the inning. Boston closer Craig Kimbrel (3-1) gave up a solo homer to Justin Smoak with one out in the ninth inning, tying it at 5. It was Kimbrel’s second blown save in four outings. CARDINALS 3, MARLINS 2 MIAMI (AP) — Matt Carpenter hit his 30th homer for St. Louis, a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning. Carpenter connected for the fourth time in five games and increased his career high for home runs. He also extended his streak of reaching base safely to 26 games, the longest active string in the majors. Paul DeJong hit a tworun homer in the seventh for the Cardinals, who have won eight of 12. Miles Mikolas (12-3) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs and five hits. Derek Dietrich had three hits for the Marlins, who have lost seven of eight. Elieser Hernandez (2-6) got the loss. TWINS 3, INDIANS 2 CLEVELAND (AP) — Minnesota’s Fernando Rodney struck out Francisco Lindor with the tying run on second base in the ninth inning, helping the Twins to the win. Lindor homered in the eighth but struck out looking on a 2-2 pitch as Rodney recorded his 325th career save — moving him into 17th place on the career list. Twins left-hander Adalberto Mejia (2-0) pitched five innings of one-hit ball before departing due to a strained left wrist. Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco (13-6)

allowed three runs and 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings. The start of the game was delayed by rain for 2 hours, 10 minutes. PHILLIES 5, DIAMONDBACKS 2 PHOENIX (AP) — Nick Pivetta threw six scoreless innings for Philadelphia, and Nick Williams homered. Pivetta (7-9) scattered five hits, struck out six and walked one to get his first win in four starts. The Phillies, who blew a 2-0 lead in the ninth inning and lost 3-2 in 14 in a 4-hour, 38-minute game on Monday, led 5-0 after a four-run eighth. Zack Greinke (12-7) allowed only Williams’ solo homer on three hits in seven innings but lost his second straight. Pat Neshek pitched a scoreless ninth for his second save. DODGERS 4, ATHLETICS 2 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rich Hill pitched into the sixth to beat his former club for the first time, and the Dodgers stopped the Athletics’ six-game winning streak. Hill (5-4) allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings. He is 3-1 with a 3.12 ERA in eight road starts. Kenley Jansen closed it out with a pair of strikeouts in a perfect ninth for his 32nd save. Khris Davis hit a tworun homer in the sixth for Oakland. Sean Manaea (10-8) was charged with three runs in 2 2/3 innings. PADRES 11, BREWERS 5 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Manuel Margot homered, tripled, singled and drove in five runs, powering San Diego to the victory. Franmil Reyes added three RBIs for the Padres. Matt Strahm (3-3) got one out for the win. Jesus Aguilar and Mike Moustakas staked Milwaukee to a 4-0 first-inning lead with a pair of tworun homers — Aguilar’s team-best 27th and Moustakas’ 22nd and second as a Brewer. All-Star Josh Hader (4-1) was charged with the loss after allowing two runs in 1 1/3 innings. ASTROS 2, GIANTS 1 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tyler White hit a tworun homer in the eighth inning, helping Houston put together another late rally. The win followed the Astros’ 3-1 victory Monday night in which Marwin Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth. This time, the AL West leaders again trailed 1-0 when Gonzalez doubled and White hit a high, arching shot to left field off Ray Black (1-1).

The Astros have won six of seven and the Giants have lost four of five. Joe Smith (4-1) got the win, and Hector Rondon pitched a scoreless ninth for his 13th save. RAYS 4, ORIOLES 3 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Willy Adames hit a solo homer with two out in the ninth inning, lifting Tampa Bay to the victory. Adames’ fifth home run of the season came off Miguel Castro (2-6). Sergio Romo (2-2) got the win after retiring two batters in the ninth, helping Tampa Bay break a threegame losing streak. Tim Beckham and Trey Mancini homered for Baltimore, and Alex Cobb pitched seven strong innings. REDS 6, METS 1 NEW YORK (AP) — Cincinnati’s Sal Romano got the win in his New York homecoming, pitching into the seventh inning in a game delayed by rain for 1 hour, 40 minutes in the first.

Romano (7-9) was born in Syosset on nearby Long Island and grew up in Southington, Connecticut. He allowed a run in sixplus innings, helping the Reds stop a three-game skid. Phillip Ervin hit a tworun homer for Cincinnati and finished with three RBIs. Mets starter Jason Vargas (2-8) recorded just one out and was charged with three runs and three hits. CUBS 5, ROYALS 0 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Montgomery pitched five-hit ball into the seventh inning and David Bote drove in a career-high three runs, leading the Cubs to the win. Montgomery (4-4) picked up his first win since June 29. He is 3-0 with a 0.40 ERA in four appearances against the Royals. Kansas City rookie Brad Keller (4-5) was removed after six innings, allowing four runs and seven hits. The Royals have lost six straight and are 14-43 since May 30.


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ALIZE CORNET, of France, eyes the ball to return to Angelique Kerber during the Rogers Cup yesterday. (AP)

MARIA SHARAPOVA, of Russia, returns to compatriot Daria Kasatkina during the Rogers Cup yesterday in Montreal. (AP)

Unseeded Cornet upsets Wimbledon champion Kerber at the Rogers Cup MONTREAL (AP) — Alizé Cornet of France defeated listless-looking Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-1 in the second round of the Rogers Cup yesterday. The unseeded Cornet advanced to a third-round meeting with 15th-seeded Ashleigh Barty of Australia, who beat Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck 7-6 (7) 6-2. Kerber leads her all-time series with Cornet 3-2, but the Frenchwoman has won both of their meetings on hard courts. Cornet’s last win over a player ranked in the top 5 in the world was also a hard-court win over Kerber in Beijing in 2017. Kerber, from Germany, led the WTA Tour in hardcourt wins this year with 21, but she wilted in the sticky heat at IGA Stadium in her first match since her Wimbledon triumph.

“It is one match, I know I have to learn from it,” said the fourth-seeded Kerber. “I took a few weeks off after Wimbledon so I knew I had to come here, play a lot of matches, and also to get used to the hard courts again. “Of course, it was not the plan to play just one match, but at the end, this is tennis. Every tournament starts from zero. Now I’ll try to get ready for the next tournament.” Maria Sharapova continued her bid to climb back to the top of women’s tennis with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over 12th-seeded Daria Kasatkina. Sharapova, the former world No. 1 who was ranked 149th a year ago after serving a 15-month doping ban, got a second one-sided win in a row. The Russian will face fifth-seeded Caroline

Garcia of France in the third round. Sharapova is 4-1 in previous meetings, but Garcia won their last one this year in Stuttgart. Unseeded Kiki Bertens is ranked 18th in the world, so it wasn’t much of an upset when she beat ninthseeded Karolina Pliskova 6-2, 6-2 to advance to a third-round matchup with eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova. The top eight seeds had gotten a bye to the second round. Qualifier Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain, a former top-10 player, got past Lesia Tsurenko 6-4, 3-2 when her Ukrainian opponent retired in the second set. Francoise Abanda faced American Sloane Stevens later on Wednesday on what was forecast to be a rainy day.

ANGELIQUE Kerber returns to Alizé Cornet. (AP)

ENGLAND CRICKETER SAYS HE PROTECTED GAY MEN IN STREET BRAWL BRISTOL, England (AP) — England cricket player Ben Stokes told police that two gay men thanked him for protecting them from homophobic abuse following a street brawl. Stokes is standing trial at Bristol Crown Court accused of knocking out two other men outside a nightclub in the southwest English city in September last year. Prosecutors say Stokes was the “main aggressor” in a fight that broke out after an England match. But in a statement provided to police and heard in court yesterday, Stokes said he only stepped in after hearing two men being homophobic toward two other men. Stokes said “matters had become too serious to ignore and that I had to intervene.” Stokes himself is accused of earlier mocking the gay men outside the club and flicking a cigarette butt at them. Stokes denies taunting them, telling police they “thanked me for preventing them from being beaten up.” The trial continues.

Novak Djokovic advances to 2nd round in Toronto TORONTO (AP) — Novak Djokovic advanced to the second round with a 6-3, 7-6 (7) win over lucky loser Mirza Basic at the Rogers Cup on Tuesday. And former world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka came back to beat 16th-seed Nick Kyrgios 1-6, 7-5, 7-5. The four-time champion Djokovic, the ninth seed in Toronto, took care of his serve in the win over his Bosnian opponent. Djokovic had nine aces and was good on 76 per cent of his first serves, converting 76 per cent of his first service points and 79 per cent of his second service points. He had some trouble late in the second set, losing his serve to set up the tiebreak, before rallying. The Serbian star, who last won the Rogers Cup in 2016 and is coming off a win at Wimbledon this year, will next face wild-card Peter Polansky of Canada. Wawrinka, a three-time Grand Slam champion, came into the tournament ranked 195th in the world as he looks to get back into form following knee surgery. The Swiss player was originally given a qualifying spot in Toronto, but advanced to the main draw when former No. 1 Andy Murray withdrew. Kyrgios, from Australia, broke Wawrinka twice in the first-round match and had seven aces in a dominant first set. Wawrinka battled back, converting on 86 per cent of his first service points to take the second set. He broke Kyrgios in the final game of the third set, converting his second match point opportunity when the Australian couldn’t handle his return. “Stan, for him to get through matches like this, healthy, no pain, that’s a good sign for him,” Kyrgios said. “He’s playing a good level. He’s got a world-class backhand and matches like this are going to give him

confidence. “But I can’t take any positives away from this at all.” In other matches, Robin Haase of the Netherlands downed Japan’s Kei Nishikori 7-5, 6-1. Americans Sam Querrey, Frances Tiafoe and Ryan Harrison joined Russia’s Karen Khachanov and Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas as other first-round winners. Tiafoe will face Canada’s Milos Raonic in the second round. Denis Shapovalov of Canada also advanced to the second round, defeating No. 46 Jeremy Chardy of France 6-1, 6-4 in the night

Canadians advance to the second round,” Shapovalov said. “I’m really happy. It’s a good day for Canadian tennis.” Auger-Aliassime, on the eve of his 18th birthday, saved 5 of 6 break points and converted on 3 of 6. He also had five aces — including four in the second set — and won 73 per cent of his first service points. “It’s funny because I was thinking about it the whole year. I was like, ‘OK like, this year I’m turning 18. ... it’s all exciting,’” AugerAliassime said. “I had plans for my birthday. And now that the tournament is

NOVAK Djokovic in action at the Rogers Cup. (AP) match on centre court. The top-ranked Canadian in the men’s singles draw at No. 26, Shapovalov let out an emphatic yell when he sealed the victory in front of a cheering home crowd that included Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid. Canadian wild card Felix Auger-Aliassime upset Lucas Pouille of France 6-4, 6-3, cruising into the second round in his main draw debut at the Masters 1000 tournament. The Montreal native, ranked a career-high No. 133 in the world heading into the week, needed 1 hour, 18 minutes to down the No. 18 Pouille on centre court at the Aviva Centre. “In a way he really pumped me up with his win. I was like, ‘OK let’s make it back to back and have two

here, it’s like I have another priority.” The teen started strong, breaking Pouille in the second game of the first set, then fighting off triple break point for a 3-0 lead. Pouille broke the Canadian while he was serving for the set at 5-3, but AugerAliassime bounced back with another break for set point, letting out an approving roar as fans waved Canada flags in the seats. Auger-Aliassime converted on another break point in the second set and held serve the rest of the way to secure just his second career win at a Masters 1000 event. He will face Russian qualifier Daniil Medvedev in the second round. Medvedev upset 13th-seeded American Jack Sock on Monday.

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THE TRIBUNE

Thursday, August 9, 2018, PAGE 7

Tiger Woods takes ice bath, prepares for final major of year By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer ST LOUIS (AP) — Tiger Woods at times looks similar to the guy who won the PGA Championship four times among his 14 major titles, except for the results. And except for the way he began the week of the final major of the year. He took an ice bath. “Just trying to get some inflammation down, and just trying to get ready for the rest of the week,” Woods said Tuesday, saying only that the inflammation was “everywhere,” without elaborating what caused it. “And a lot of stretching. Did a light lift yesterday and was ready to go for today.” Little good that did him. Rain pounded Bellerive Country Club, twice suspending practice rounds. Woods played only five holes on the course he last saw the day after the September 11 terrorist attacks, a few hours before the American Express Championship was cancelled.

He returns nearly as much of a mystery as when the year started. Just over two weeks ago, Woods had full control of his shots and moved into the lead during the middle of the final round at the British Open. He was feeling so good about his game that he took an all-or-nothing shot out of a pot bunker on the 10th hole that he thought might be a deciding moment, and he pulled it off. And then he missed the birdie putt, made a double bogey on the next hole and faded away. Still, it built even more hype about his chances heading into the PGA Championship — until he shot 73-73 on the weekend at Firestone, a course that he has dominated as much as any other. It’s been like that all year. He was one shot out of the lead on the back nine at consecutive tournaments in Florida, and then was never a factor at the Masters. He missed the cut in the US Open, and then had

Woods last played in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in 2015, when he missed the cut in the PGA for the second straight year. Woods has never been much for moral victories, though he has said throughout the year he considers himself “blessed” simply to be playing. There have been enough moments this year, however — Carnoustie would be one of them — that it wouldn’t be a surprise if he contended at Bellerive. “He’s got all the components of the game,” Rory McIlroy said. “He’s learned how to make a swing work for him again. He’s learning to compete again. He’s learning what you have to do on the back nine of a major on Sunday. All those things, he’s been through. He’s building up all that ... I don’t want to say experience, but even though he’s won 14 of these things, if you haven’t done it for a while, you still have to re-learn a few things.”

TIGER WOODS (AP) a chance to win the British Open. His health has held up nicely, especially coming off his fourth back surgery. “There’s going to be certain days that I’m just not going to have the speed and the flexibility and the movement that I once did,” Woods said. “I’m 42 now, and I’ve had four back surgeries. So things are going to be different from day to day, and it’s just about managing it. Before, I didn’t really have any of those issues early in my career because I didn’t have a fixed point in my back. My knee used to hurt a lot, but I could play around that.”

Woods and McIlroy have won the same number of majors over the last four years – none. McIlroy has made progress in his own right, having gone some 18 months without a victory as he coped with a rib injury until he pulled away from Woods and the rest of the field to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational. McIlroy since then has played in the final group three times, including at the Masters. He was in contention on the back nine at the British Open. He still has only one victory this year and feels as though he should have won more. “In golf, you just have to be an eternal optimist,” McIlroy said. “You have to make the most of everything you have to see the positives, and just move on and forget about. And that’s what I’ve tried to do this year.” The rain interrupted a lot of schedules. The forecast is reasonable for the rest of the week, at least until Saturday,

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leaving players just one more day to study Bellerive, with its tree-lined fairways and large green complexes. Players typically take the final day of practice to get in nine holes, or maybe do light work on their games. Woods no longer has that luxury. Time is running out, as it relates to preparing for the PGA Championship, and for a season that is being measured differently. He once said it couldn’t be a great year without winning a major. Winning tournaments still could make a good year. Now? “Just the fact that I’m playing the tour again, just for me to be able to have this opportunity again, it’s a dream come true,” he said. “I said this many times this year, I didn’t know if I could do this again, and lo and behold, here I am. So just coming back and being able to play at this level and compete ... I’ve had my share of chances to win this year, as well, and hopefully I’ll get it done this week.”

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marine Forecast ABACO ANDROS CAT ISLAND CROOKED ISLAND ELEUTHERA FREEPORT GREAT EXUMA GREAT INAGUA LONG ISLAND MAYAGUANA NASSAU RAGGED ISLAND SAN SALVADOR

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WINDS SW at 4‑8 Knots WSW at 4‑8 Knots SE at 4‑8 Knots ESE at 3‑6 Knots ESE at 6‑12 Knots ESE at 4‑8 Knots ENE at 6‑12 Knots E at 6‑12 Knots SE at 4‑8 Knots SSE at 3‑6 Knots SW at 4‑8 Knots NW at 4‑8 Knots SE at 6‑12 Knots ESE at 6‑12 Knots E at 7‑14 Knots ENE at 7‑14 Knots E at 7‑14 Knots E at 7‑14 Knots E at 6‑12 Knots E at 6‑12 Knots S at 4‑8 Knots WSW at 4‑8 Knots E at 8‑16 Knots E at 8‑16 Knots SE at 6‑12 Knots ESE at 4‑8 Knots

WAVES 1‑3 Feet 1‑3 Feet 1‑2 Feet 0‑1 Feet 1‑3 Feet 1‑2 Feet 2‑4 Feet 1‑3 Feet 1‑3 Feet 1‑2 Feet 1‑2 Feet 1‑2 Feet 1‑2 Feet 0‑1 Feet 2‑4 Feet 1‑3 Feet 1‑3 Feet 1‑2 Feet 2‑4 Feet 1‑3 Feet 0‑1 Feet 0‑1 Feet 2‑4 Feet 1‑3 Feet 1‑2 Feet 0‑1 Feet

VISIBILITY 5 Miles 5 Miles 5 Miles 5 Miles 10 Miles 10 Miles 10 Miles 10 Miles 5 Miles 5 Miles 5 Miles 5 Miles 10 Miles 10 Miles 10 Miles 10 Miles 10 Miles 10 Miles 10 Miles 10 Miles 5 Miles 5 Miles 10 Miles 10 Miles 10 Miles 10 Miles

WATER TEMPS. 84° F 84° F 84° F 84° F 83° F 83° F 84° F 84° F 83° F 83° F 84° F 84° F 85° F 84° F 85° F 85° F 85° F 85° F 84° F 84° F 85° F 85° F 85° F 85° F 84° F 84° F

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