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Miller-Uibo, Thomas and Team Americas win Continental Cup By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter

SHAUNAE Miller-Uibo celebrates yesterday as she crosses the finish line to win the mixed 4x400 metres relay for the Americas at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)


he Bahamian combo of Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Donald Thomas won all of the events, including two relays, to help the Americas team dethrone Europe at the International Amateur Athletic Federation’s Continental Cup Ostrava 2018. The two-day meet held in the Mestský Stadium in Ostrava, Czech Republic brought the curtain down on a long season for track and field, although many considered this to be an off year with no major competition. The Americas, captained by non-competing world long jump record holder Mike Powell, accumulated a total of 262 points to snatch the title from Europe, who had to settle for second with 233. AsiaPacific was third with 188 and Africa got fourth with 142. After they accepted a spectacular trophy, comprising of 116 crystal relay batons, each member of Team Americas received one of the hand-crafted batons as a memento. Now in its third edition since the name was changed from the IAAF World Cup, the Continental Cup provided the top athletes to represent four continents in 20 track and field events for men and women, giving a total of 40 events. Each team was allowed to enter two athletes in each event, except for relays where one team competed, with a maximum of one athlete from each country per event. On the first day of competition on Saturday, Thomas soared to victory in the men’s high jump, while Miller-Uibo ran the second leg of the women’s victorious 4 x 100m relay. Then on the final day, Miller-Uibo had to dig down deep for a comeback win in the women’s 200m

By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter THE Sunshine Auto Wildcats and the C&S Hitmen are back in this year’s finals to defend their respective ladies and men’s titles in the New Providence Softball Association. Saturday night in the Banker’s Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex, the Wildcats clinched their berth in the final with a 12-2 win over the BTC Lady Warriors in their best-offive semi-final series. Sunshine Auto will now have to wait to find out who their opponents will be. The Johnson’s Lady Truckers took a 2-1 lead over the Platinum Pool Lady Sharks with a 12-3 victory in an uncompleted game played on Friday night. The Lady Truckers and the Lady Sharks will play game four on Tuesday night at 8pm. If necessary, they will play the fifth and deciding game on Thursday at the same time. Meanwhile, the Hitmen put the hits on the Chances Mighty Mitts down the stretch for a 9-2 decision in Saturday’s feature game to complete their semi-final series and booked their ticket into the men’s final.


Young’s best season in minor leagues ends HIS best season thus far in the minor leagues came to an end for Chavez Young and his Lansing Lugnuts in the Class A-Advanced playoffs. The 23rd season of Lugnuts baseball concluded with a loss in the Eastern Division Semi-finals to the Bowling Green Hot Rods. The Hot Rods completed a 2-0 sweep with a 4-3 win at the Bowling Green Ballpark last weekend. Bowling Green advances to face West Michigan in the Eastern Division Finals for the chance to play for the 2018 Midwest League Championship. It was the first series victory in the Hot Rods’ franchise history with back to back 4-3 wins on consecutive nights. Young highlighted the Lugnuts lineup with his consistent play all season long and over 50 extra base hits. He led the Lugnuts in batting average runs scored and stolen bases. It was a season of milestones for the 21-year-old outfielder as he continues his progression in the




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Toronto Blue Jays organisation and was named a Midwest League All-Star. In 125 games this season, Young hit .285 with 134 hits and 57 RBI. He also had an .808 OPS, slugged .445 with 44 stolen bases, 88 runs scored, 209 total bases, 33 doubles, nine triples and eight home runs. Young finished tied for second in the Midwest league total bases, second in both doubles and triples, tied for third in stolen bases and his 134 hits ranked sixth. His play this season has prompted his consistent rise up the prospect ranks within the Blue Jays organisation. Prospect analysis website ranked Young at No.8 among the Blue Jays prospects while the Lansing State Journal profiled the 21-year-old outfielder for his impact on the Lugnuts. “You wouldn’t ordinarily expect much from a 39th round pick, but Young is truly proving to be a diamond in the rough. The Bahamian may have been behind his peers in terms of development when he made his pro debut two years ago, but he’s more

than made up for that. Young has been a fixture atop Lansing’s order,” Future Blue Jays said. “Young has a simple set up at the plate, gets good plate coverage, and seldom chases. He can play all three outfield spots, and has been set loose on the basepaths this year, stealing 13 in 19 attempts.” “Coming from a lateround draft guy, I’ve just had to work for everything,” Young told the Lansing State Journal. “I never forget that this is my dream job. I always have got to have fun doing it, no matter where I’m at. I’ve got to be even-keeled through the bad days and the good days. I’ve got to stay on that even plane always and keep having fun. The hard work will pay off.” He spent last season with the Bluefield Blue Jays of the Appalachian League. Young led the Appalachian League with eight triples, was second in runs scored with 55, and seventh in total bases with 118. In 67 games, he hit .283 with four stolen bases, slugging .445, an on-base percentage of .336, an OPS of .781 and four home runs.

CHAVEZ Young in action.

By RENALDO DORSETT Tribune Sports Reporter NCAA football moved into week two and several Bahamian players saw their teams move to 2-0 on the season. Mike Strachan had another standout game for the University of Charleston, Chris Ferguson continued in the starting lineup for Cincinnati, Mavin Saunders and Kansas broke a road losing streak and Rondre Knowles-Tener recorded a career high tackles for Virginia-Wise. Strachan finished with two catches for 68 yards and one touchdown in the Cougars’ 42-21 win over Concord. He caught a 19-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter and added another 49-yard reception as he continues to establish himself as the team’s top deep threat. The 6’5”, 205-pound redshirt sophomore wide receiver finished with four receptions for 159 yards and one touchdown in the Cougars’ 35-31 win over West Virginia State. He was a redshirt in his true freshman season and saw the first playing time of his collegiate career last year. He recorded stats in just one game when he caught the first reception of his career for them in a 19-16 loss to the Fairmont State Fighting Falcons. Ferguson, the senior offensive lineman for the Bearcats, helped his team to a 21-0 win in the historic interstate rivalry over


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WINNING WAYS: Shown (l-r) are Christian Taylor, of the US, Stephenie Ann McPherson, of Jamaica, Shaunae Miller-Uibo, of the Bahamas, and Luguelin Santos, of the Dominican Republic, after they won the mixed 4 x 400 metres relay for the Americas team at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic, yesterday.

Miller-Uibo, Thomas and Team Americas win Continental Cup FROM PAGE 1 before she anchored the Americas to the grand finale triumph in the mixed gender 4 x 400m relay. Thomas successful After finishing fifth at the IAAF Diamond League Final a week ago, Thomas lived up to his prediction that he would avenge his performance at the Continental Cup. The 34-year-old Grand Bahamian opened his account with a clean slate at 2.10m, 2.15m, 2.20m and 2.27m. But after he missed his first two attempts at 2.30m, he cleared it. At 2.32m, Thomas missed his first two attempts, passed on the third and went for it all at 2.34m. But in a similar situation in Brussels, Belgium at the IAAF Diamond League Final, he missed. Thomas, who won the Central American and Caribbean Games’ gold and NACAC Championships

silver medal after he failed to get on the podium at the Commonwealth Games, had the better marks posted on the stat sheet and that enabled him to improve on his silver medal at the 2010 Continental Cup in Split, Croatia. “I feel good. I just want to thank God for the victory,” Thomas said. “I just want to thank him for allowing me to stay healthy and just get ready for the next season.” Thomas, a force to reckon with on the global stage since he took the IAAF World Championship crown in 2007, won on fewer knockdowns to take the title and a cash prize of $30,000 over Australia’s Brandon Starc, who represented the Asia-Pacific with the same height at 2.30m. Bulgaria’s Maksim Nadasekau, representing Europe, was third with 2.27m. Thomas Americas’ team-mate Bryan McBride of the United States of America was sixth with 2.20m.

“It was basically the same competition that was in

DONALD THOMAS, of the Bahamas, competes in the high jump for the Americas team at the International Amateur Athletic Federation’s Continental Cup. Photos: Jiro Mochizuki

Brussels,” Thomas said. “It was just a fun competition and I’m happy that I got to represent the Bahamas and the Americas team. “I was just a little more focused. In Brussels, I was in good shape. I know the fifth place didn’t really show what transpired in the competition, but I wanted to win in Brussels, but it didn’t go my way. I just wanted to come out here and give it my all and just represent.” With the season over and done with now, Thomas admitted that he’s going to go home and get some much needed rest before he starts his preparation for the 2019 season and the much anticipated IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Miller-Uibo pulls off extra duties Showing her versatility as she went back to her natural hairstyle, Olympic Games’ 400m and Commonwealth Games and IAAF Diamond League 200m champion MillerUibo showed her patriotic colours in three events for the Americas’ team. In the women’s 4 x 100m relay on Saturday, MillerUibo got the baton on the first exchange from Ecuador’s Angela Tenorio with a slight lead and she extended it on the back stretch to pass off to American Jenna Prandini. She connected with Brazil’s Vitoria Cristina Rosa and it resulted in a winning time of 42.11 seconds. “We are very thankful for it,” Miller-Uibo said.

“We just wanted to come out here and have some fun and get some points for Team Americas. I think we did a pretty good job. I just wanted to start off pretty well and as you can see everyone did a pretty good job.” On Sunday, Miller-Uibo had enough real estate on the home stretch as she reeled in Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers, who led coming off the curve. Miller-Uibo’s time of 22.16 kept the 6-foot, 1-inch IAAF Diamond League Final champion unbeaten this year as Schippers had to settle for second in 22.28 for Europe. Ivory Coast’s MarieJosee Ta Lou, the winner of the 100m the night before, was third in 22.61 for Africa and Miller-Uibo’s Americas team-mate Shericka Jackson from Jamaica was fourth in 22.62. “This last race of the season was a tough one,” said Miller-Uibo, whose team will split the $30,000 first place prize. “We were exhausted at the finish line and long after. I must say I felt the pressure competing for the team but the joy this victory brings is significant.” Not done yet, MillerUibo was put on the anchor leg for the Americas team in the meet ending event in the mixed gender 4 x 400m relay and she didn’t disappoint. Miller-Uibo, 24, got the baton from Jamaica’s Stephenie-Ann McPherson, who took advantage of Europe’s blunder on the

third leg to move into the lead. Nobody was able to catch Miller-Uibo as she crossed the line in 3:13.01. With a choice of setting up the team in any position they wanted, the Americas utilised their two male competitors, triple jump champion Christian Taylor from the United States and 400m sixth place finisher Luguelin Santos from the Dominican Republic on the first two legs. Africa trailed in second in 3:16.19 and Asia-Pacific was third in 3:18.55 as Europe got disqualified. “It was a great experience for each and every one of us,” said Miller-Uibo as her team shared another $30,000. “We went out there and we set it up in a really pretty way and we were able to bring it home pretty strong and we had some fun with it. We were able to end it strong in grand style.” Last year, Miller-Uibo got her first taste of victory in the mixed gender relay when she ran the second leg on the team that comprised of Steven Gardiner, Anthonique Strachan and Michael Mathieu as they delighted the home crowd in taking the tape to close out the competition at the IAAF World Relays. Next year, the mixed gender relay will be added to the IAAF World Relays in Doha, Qatar, and will be the final event contested with the women and men 4 x 400m relays being pushed up. The IAAF, however, has not yet released the new schedule.


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Rodgers returns from injury, Packers get 24-23 win over Bears GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes in the second half after returning from a knee injury, and the Green Bay Packers overcame a 20-point deficit for a thrilling 24-23 win over the Chicago Bears last night. Rodgers, who was carted off in the first half, connected with receiver Randall Cobb for a catch-and-run through the secondary for a 75-yard touchdown and the go-ahead score with 2:13 left in the game. Nick Perry sacked the Bears’ Mitchell Trubisky on fourth-and-10 with 58 seconds to complete the comeback. A Chicago defence featuring newly acquired star linebacker Khalil Mack dominated until the third quarter. Mack had a 27-yard interception return for a touchdown against backup quarterback DeShone Kizer in the second quarter. A gimpy Rodgers returned in the second half and finally figured out the Bears. He also found Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison for touchdown passes. BROWNS 21, STEELERS 21 CLEVELAND (AP) — Well, the Browns didn’t lose. Cleveland ended its 17-game losing streak on Sunday with a 21-21 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers. But the Browns missed a chance at their first victory since 2016 when kicker Zane Gonzalez’s 43-yard field-goal attempt with 9 seconds left in OT was blocked by T.J. Watt. The Steelers, who blew a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter, also wasted their chance to escape with a win when Chris Boswell was wide left on a 42-yard field-goal attempt with 1:44 remaining in the extra period. BUCCANEERS 48, SAINTS 40 NEW ORLENS (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick highlighted a 417-yard, four-touchdown performance with two scoring strikes of more than 50 yards. Starting for the suspended Jameis Winston, Fitzpatrick completed 21 of 28 passes without an interception and also ran for a short touchdown, bowling over free safety Marcus Williams on his way into the end zone. Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore, the 2017 Defensive Rookie of the Year, had arguably the worst performance of his short career trying to cover receiver Mike Evans, who caught seven passes for 147 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown that put the Bucs up 41-24 late in the third quarter. DeSean Jackson caught scoring passes of 58 and 36 yards to highlight his five-catch, 146-yard day before leaving with a concussion. BENGALS 34, COLTS 23 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andy Dalton rallied the Bengals with three scores in the final 19 minutes and Clayton Fejedelem scored on an 83-yard fumble return with 24 seconds to go. Cincinnati snapped an eight-game losing streak in Indy. The loss spoiled the Colts’ season opener — and the return of Andrew Luck, who made his first start in more than 20 months. It looked as if Luck was up to his old tricks after staking the Colts to a 23-10 lead midway through the third quarter, and again late when he led the Colts 50 yards to the Bengals 25-yard line in the final minute. But a completed pass on third down to Pro Bowl tight end Jack Doyle saw Fejedelem knock the ball out, scoop it up and sprint down the sideline, avoiding Luck

GREEN Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is hurt after being sacked during the first half last night against the Chicago Bears. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

on his way to the end zone for the sealing score. VIKINGS 24, 49ERS 16 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins passed for two touchdowns in his much-anticipated Minnesota debut, and the Vikings forced four turnovers to stick 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo with his first loss in eight games as an NFL starter. Cousins connected with Stefon Diggs in the second quarter and Kyle Rudolph in the third quarter for scores, and the defense finished the job with three sacks and three second-half interceptions of Garoppolo. Mike Hughes turned one pick into a 28-yard touchdown return, the first by a rookie in a Vikings season opener.

retiring over the offseason, connected seven times, including a 21-yard touchdown three plays after Deshaun Watson fumbled a handoff at the Texans 19 on Houston’s first offensive play. Phillip Dorsett and James White also caught TD passes from Brady, the 41-year-old reigning NFL MVP. CHIEFS 38, CHARGERS 28 CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Tyreek Hill scored three touchdowns, Patrick Mahomes passed for his first four NFL scores and Kansas City opened the season with a victory. Hill had a 91-yard punt return for a score and a 58-yard TD reception during the first quarter before adding a 1-yard reception for a score in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.

DOLPHINS wide receiver Kenny Stills (10) and Miami Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson (15) kneel during the national anthem before Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) RAVENS 47, BILLS 3 BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens harassed and embarrassed Buffalo quarterback Nathan Peterman on a rainy afternoon, while Joe Flacco threw three touchdown passes, one to each of the new receivers. Flacco went 25 for 34 for 236 yards before being replaced in the third quarter by rookie Lamar Jackson, who did little more than hand off after entering with a 40-0 lead. Making its debut under defensive coordinator Don Martindale, the Ravens held Buffalo to 33 yards and no first downs in going up 26-0 at the half. PATRIOTS 27, TEXANS 20 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady threw for 277 yards and three touchdowns, hitting Rob Gronkowski for 123 yards and a score. Brady and Gronkowski, who both floated the possibility of

Hill also had 169 yards on seven receptions, which is the secondmost yards by a Chiefs receiver in an opener, according to Pro Football Reference. Carlos Carson had 173 yards receiving against New Orleans in 1985. BRONCOS 27, SEAHAWKS 24 DENVER (AP) — Von Miller sacked Russell Wilson three times, forced two fumbles and recovered one in helping Case Keenum win his Denver debut. It was the Broncos’ 18th win in their past 19 home openers, and few were more exciting or competitive. Keenum threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns, but was also intercepted three times. Wilson threw for 298 yards and three TDs, but was picked off twice and sacked six times. DOLPHINS 27, TITANS 20 MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jakeem Grant scored

on a tiebreaking 102-yard kickoff return with 14 minutes to go, and Miami overcame two weather delays to win the longest game since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger. Delays for lightning lasted a total of 3 hours, 59 minutes, and the game took 7 hours, 10 minutes to play. The previous longest game since 1970 was a Bears overtime victory against the Ravens in 2013 that took 5 hours, 16 minutes. Grant’s touchdown triggered a late flurry of big plays in an opener that was lackluster for the first six hours. REDSKINS 24, CARDINALS 6 GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Alex Smith carved up the Arizona defense for 255 yards and two touchdowns, Adrian Peterson rushed for 96 yards and a score and Washington spoiled the coaching debut of Steve Wilks. Smith and Peterson were playing their first game as Redskins and the two veterans made an impact from the start. Smith, acquired from Kansas City in the offseason to replace Kirk Cousins, completed 21 of 30 passes without an interception and had TD throws of 13 yards to Chris Thompson and 4 yards to Jordan Reed. PANTHERS 16, COWBOYS 8 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton ran for 58 yards and a touchdown, and Carolina’s defense turned in a dominant performance to beat Dallas. Luke Kuechly had 13 tackles, Kawann Short sacked Dak Prescott twice and Mario Addison had a huge strip-sack of the Cowboys quarterback with 1:23 left to seal the victory. Carolina’s defense had six sacks in all and limited the Cowboys to 232 yards. JAGUARS 20, GIANTS 15 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Linebacker Myles Jack scored on a 32-yard interception return early in the fourth quarter and the Jaguars spoiled the Giants debuts of coach Pat Shurmur and second-overall draft pick Saquon Barkley, and the return of Odell Beckham Jr. Blake Bortles threw a short touchdown pass and led two other first-half field goal drives. The Jaguars dominated, with the exception a Barkley-induced hiccup, in opening a season by living up to the Super Bowl hype.

BAHAMIAN PLAYERS IN THE NCAA FROM PAGE 1 Miami (Ohio), to win their 13th consecutive Victory Bowl. The “Victory Bell”, a travelling trophy that the winner gets to keep for the year, stays with the Bearcats. The first game between the two universities, 40 miles apart started on December 8, 1888. Miami still holds the advantage in the series at 59-57-7. The Bearcats offensive line led the team to 233 total yards, 188 yards rushing and 45 yards passing. Ferguson, a 6’5” 303pound senior offensive lineman, won the job at starting right tackle for a 26-17 win over the UCLA Bruins in week one. Saunders was a late scratch from the starting lineup due to an undisclosed injury, but his Jayhawks collected their first win of the season 31-7 over Central Michigan. With the win, the Jayhawks snapped a 46-game road losing streak. The win over the Chippewas was also Kansas’s first against any FBS opponent since it beat Texas at home in 2016. Saunders had two receptions for 10 yards in an addition to a two-point conversion, but his Jayhawks suffered a week one upset 26-23 overtime loss to Nicholls State of the FCS. Jayhawks receiver Steven Sims also completed a reverse pass to Saunders for the successful conversion to give Kansas a 20-17 lead with 4:26 left to play in regulation. The NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), formerly known as Division I-A, is the top level of collegiate football. The FBS is the most competitive subdivision of NCAA Division I, which itself consists of the largest and most competitive schools in the NCAA. The Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) was formerly known as Division I-AA. The 6’6”, 258-pound tight end has already been named to the preseason watch list for the John Mackey Award - doled out to the top tight end in all of collegiate football. Knowles-Tener had three tackles for the VirginiaWise Cavaliers but the team fell to 0-2 in a 33-12 loss to Virginia State. The 6’1”, 295-pound defensive lineman finished with three tackles. After struggling to earn playing time over the last two seasons with the James Madison Dukes, he transferred to Virginia-Wise this season and also joined Strachan in the Mountain East conference. The pair were former high school teammates at Liberty Christian Academy in Virginia. He finished with one solo tackle in a 17-7 opening week loss to Glenville State. Coming out of high school, Knowles-Tener originally committed to the East Carolina Pirates but eventually chose to join the programme at James Madison.

NPSA FINALS: Wildcats, Hitmen to defend titles FROM PAGE 1 Waiting for them when the finals start on Saturday night are the Commando Security Truckers, who surprisingly swept aside the BTC Elite Warriors. • Here’s a summary of the games played: Hitmen 9, Mighty Mitts 2 While he turned in another spectacular performance on the mound, Alcott Forbes also cracked a full count solo homer to start a five-run fifth inning that enabled C&S to stop Chances by the abbreviated seven run rule in a walk-offthe-field victory. The Hitmen, who held a 4-1 lead going into the inning, saw Philip Johnson follow Forbes with a single, Brad Wood Jr had

a run-producing double, D’Kyle Rolle got hit by pitch, Angelo Dillet added a RBI single and Keiron Munroe ended the rally with a two-run double. “It was a little warm up to go into the final,” said Hitmen’s manager Darren Stevens. “We went into the game working on our hitting and sharpen up our defence. We have some health concerns, a few guys are banged up. But that is normally the case around this time of the season. But we are primed and ready to go.” Forbes, coming off a one-hit, 21-strike out performance in their last game on Thursday night, finished with two hits and 13 strike outs. The only inning that he didn’t record three strike outs was in the second.

In that inning, Michael Butler drew a lead off walk and after Moses Kerr got struck out, Christin Wright came up with a RBI ground out as Butler scooted home. Chris McPhee then grounded out to end the Mighty Mitts’ threat. Although he struck out the side in the first, third, fourth and fifth, the Mighty Mitts got a lead off double from Kerr, who caught a ride home for their second run on Kenneth Carey’s two-out RBI double. But after the game was delayed for an off the field incident between the fans and players from both teams, Forbes struck out Ellis Adderley to set the stage for their abbreviation in the bottom of the frame. Chances’ manager Alphonso ‘Chicken’ Albury tried his best to keep the

Mighty Mitts in the game when he brought in Kyle Carey to replace starter Victor Grant in the fifth. But that didn’t make a difference as the Hitmen were on a roll. Grant got touched for just five hits with four strike outs before he made his exit. The Mighty Mitts actually had the lead as Wright knocked in Butler on a RBI ground out in the second. But that was short lived as Dino Sweeting got hit by a pitch and eventually came home with the equaliser on a wild pitch for the Hitmen in the bottom of the frame. Lady Wildcats 12, Lady Warriors 2 Not taking any chances, Sunshine Auto scored all their runs early, posting three in the first, six in the second and three more in

the third as they went on to dial up BTC in their abbreviated victory. Chryshan Percentie enjoyed a 3-for-4 night with three RBI, Tyrice Curry went 2-for-4 with a RBI, Lashonda Bethel was 1-for-4 with a RBI and three runs, Larikah Russell was 2-for-3 with a RBI and two runs and Thela Johnson was 1-for-3 with a RBI and two runs scored to lead the attack for the Lady Wildcats. “It wasn’t any pressure,” said Sunshine Auto’s manager Anthony Bullard. “After the first game, we got the girls on one accord. After we got on one accord, we went straight through. We are back into the final and we’re ready for whoever comes.” Bullard said they are not concerned about whoever

they get. They just want to see the best team emerge from their showdown. From the mound, Johnson gave up four hits to BTC, who got their first run in the second on Keisha Pratt’s RBI single that plate Atiya Dean and added their second in the third as Melinda Bastian got struck out, but got on base on a passed ball, stole second, reached third on another passed ball and came home on another wild pitch. The Lady Warriors, managed by Kelly Smith, sent pitchers on the mound as Bastian started, but didn’t make it out of the first inning as Jeanette Hilton replaced her. Hilton made it to the second when she was relieved by Ashanti Darville, who completed the game.

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A SQUIRREL runs onto the field in the seventh inning of yesterday’s baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the St Louis Cardinals in Detroit. The game was delayed due to the animal but the Cardinals scored five runs after play resumed. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

‘RALLY SQUIRREL’ RETURNS, CARDINALS BEAT TIGERS 5-2 DETROIT (AP) — DETROIT (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals needed something to get them going on Sunday against the Detroit Tigers. Out of nowhere — again — a squirrel appeared. In an episode sure to revive St. Louis fans’ memories of the 2011 Rally Squirrel, this game at Comerica Park was scoreless going into the seventh inning. That’s when a squirrel took up residence between second and third base. There was a delay and, with some prompting, the critter moved into foul territory and eventually made its escape in right field. The Cardinals wound up scoring five times in the inning and avoided a series sweep with a 5-2 victory. St. Louis has a one-game lead for the second NL wild card spot. During the 2011 NL Division Series, a squirrel cut across the diamond at Busch Stadium, running right past home plate during a game against Philadelphia. The Cards went on to win the playoff series and later the championship — their World Series rings even depicted a squirrel. The Cardinals John Gant (7-5) allowed two runs on five hits and a walk in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out six. Carlos Martinez pitched the ninth for his second save. Michael Fulmer (3-11) was perfect through five innings but only got four more outs. He allowed five runs on five hits and three

walks in 6 1/3 innings, striking out five, as he fell to 0-6 in his last nine starts. Detroit’s four-game winning streak was snapped. ATHLETICS 7, RANGERS 2 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Piscotty homered and Oakland rallied from an early three-run deficit for its fourth straight win and sixth in seven games. Matt Olson had two hits including a double for the A’s, who are 30 games over .500 (87-57) for the first time since closing out 2013 at 96-66. They’ve won nine of their last 10 against the Rangers. Piscotty’s homer in the seventh inning was his career-high 23rd, surpassing his 2016 total with St. Louis. Texas dropped to a season-high 21 games below .500 (61-82) after its 10th loss in 13 games. BLUE JAYS 6, INDIANS 2 TORONTO (AP) — Right fielder Randal Grichuk was injured in a bizarre collision with a security guard’s chair, and replacement Teoscar Hernandez hit a three-run homer to lead Toronto. The Indians began the day with a magic number of five to lock up their third straight AL Central title. Grichuk was being checked for a possible concussion after slamming face-first into the guard’s chair while chasing

Brandon Guyer’s foul fly in the fourth inning. Justin Smoak connected off Mike Clevinger (11-8) in the first, his team-leading 24th. Francisco Lindor hit a solo homer off Thomas Pannone (2-1) in the third, his 34th and third of the series. Smoak answered with a two-out RBI single in the bottom half.

was Schoop’s fourth homer since being acquired from Baltimore on July 31. Rookie reliever Corbin Burnes (4-0) struck out two of the four batters he faced in the sixth. Corey Knebel retired all four hitters he faced for his 15th save in 18 opportunities. The Giants, who have lost a season-high eight straight.

METS 6, PHILLIES 4 NEW YORK (AP) — Even after Jacob deGrom was scratched on a rainy afternoon, the fading Phillies stumbled again when Vince Velasquez wasted a two-run lead in a loss to New York. Michael Conforto hit a three-run homer in a four-run fifth inning, tied a career best with four RBIs and made a fine catch. Rookie Jeff McNeil had his second straight three-hit game and fifth overall, raising his average to .340 as the Mets took two of three in the weekend series. Philadelphia has lost seven straight series and dropped 17 of its last 26 games. The Phillies fell 4½ games behind first-place Atlanta in the NL East.

TWINS 3, ROYALS 1 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Willians Astudillo hit a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning that lifted Minnesota. Max Kepler doubled off Jason Hammel (2-13) with two outs in the Twins ninth. Astudillo then hit a drive deep to left field for his third home run of the season. Trevor Hildenberger (4-3) got two outs to pick up the win. Minnesota starter Chase De Jong made his Twins debut with four scoreless innings, walking four and striking out five. He arrived from Seattle in a trade for reliever Zach Duke on July 30. Adalberto Mondesi homered for the Royals, who were held to three hits.

RAYS 8, ORIOLES 3 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Lowe hit a three-run homer in a fiverun first inning and Tampa Bay tied a team record with its 11th consecutive home win. Tampa Bay also won 11 in a row at Tropicana Field during the 2008 AL pennant-winning season. The Rays have won 16 of 19 overall, and outscored the Orioles 32-10 in a threegame sweep. After the Orioles failed to score despite drawing three walks from Ryne Stanek in the top of the first, the Rays took control in their half on C.J. Cron’s RBI double, an RBI single by Willy Adames and Lowe’s three-run shot off Josh Rogers (1-2). Yonny Chirinos (4-5) replaced Stanek with two on and one out in the first and kept Baltimore scoreless until Jace Peterson drove in a pair with a triple in a three-run seventh. The right-hander gave up three runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings. BREWERS 6, GIANTS 3 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jonathan Schoop hit a grand slam after Ryan Braun was hit by a pitch in a tense sixth inning, and Milwaukee completed a series sweep and preserved its lead in the NL wild-card race. Madison Bumgarner hit Braun with his third of three consecutive pitches inside to load the bases with two outs. Brewers players came a couple of steps out of the dugout, and manager Craig Counsell was ejected by plate umpire Tom Hallion. Schoop, who had struck out in his first-two at-bats, then drove a 2-1 pitch from Bumgarner (5-6) over the wall in left to make it 5-2. It

DODGERS 9, ROCKIES 6 DENVER (AP) — Justin Turner hit a two-run homer and finished with four hits as Los Angeles closer to the first-place Colorado in the NL West. The Dodgers captured two of three from the Rockies in a pivotal series and moved within a half-game for the division lead. Colorado has never won the NL West crown. Enrique Hernandez homered and Chris Taylor added a two-run double as the Dodgers pounded out 14 hits. Rich Hill (8-5) allowed four runs over five innings to pick up his first career win against the Rockies. He gave up a homer to Charlie Blackmon on his fifth pitch of the game. Kenta Maeda gave up a single to start the ninth before turning it over to lefty Scott Alexander, who got the Rockies 1-2-3 for his third save. Blackmon finished with two solo homers. Lefty Tyler Anderson (6-8) lasted only 2 2/3 innings in allowing four runs, three earned. BRAVES 9, DIAMONDBACKS 5 PHOENIX (AP) — Ender Inciarte hit a three-run homer during a six-run rally in the ninth inning and Atlanta increased its NL East lead to 4 ½ games. The Braves took advantage of a loss by Philadelphia and matched their biggest division edge of the season. Atlanta took three of four in the series. The Diamondbacks have lost seven of nine. They stayed 2 ½ games behind NL West-leading Colorado. Atlanta didn’t have a hit until Ronald Acuna Jr. homered off Robbie Ray in the sixth. The Braves

trailed 4-3 going into the ninth before Tyler Flower and Ozzie Albies opened with singles off Brad Boxberger (2-7) and Inciarte, a former Diamondbacks fan favorite, homered. Sam Freeman (3-5) got the win with an inning of scoreless relief. MARINERS 3, YANKEES 2 SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger dashed home to score the go-ahead run on a grounder in the eighth inning, then made a diving catch for the final out that gave Seattle thee win. The Yankees’ lead atop the AL wild-card race was cut to 2 1/2 games over Oakland. The top wild-card team hosts the one-game playoff. Haniger started the eighth with a walk off reliever Dellin Betances (4-5), stole second base and reached third on Jean Segura’s sacrifice bunt. With the infield in, Robinson Cano hit a broken-bat roller up the middle. Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria slung a throw home that was toward the first-base side, and Haniger got his hand on the plate just before the tag. Alex Colome (6-5) got the win. Edwin Diaz pitched the ninth for his major league-leading 54th save. PADRES 7, REDS 6 CINCINNATI (AP) — Eric Hosmer led off the ninth inning with a home

run and San Diego overcame a lengthy rain delay in the middle of the eighth inning for the win. Hosmer took Raisel Iglesias (2-4) deep for his third homer in three days. Austin Hedges and Luis Urias each hit a two-run homer to help San Diego overcome a three-run blast from Joey Votto and salvage a split in the soggy four-game series. Rain caused a delay of 1 hour, 32 minutes in the eighth, even after Sunday’s first pitch was pushed back three hours in hopes of avoiding bad weather. Craig Stammen (7-2) pitched the eighth and Kirby Yates the ninth for his seventh save. The Padres placed at least two runners on base in each inning and cashed in with Hedges’ 12th homer of the season in the third. ANGELS 1, WHITE SOX 0 CHICAGO (AP) — Andrew Heaney tossed three-hit ball over seven innings and struck out a career-high 12, lifting Los Angeles to the three-game sweep. Kole Calhoun drove in the only run with a seventhinning single. Mike Trout went 2 for 4 and finished the series 8 for 11 with two homers and five RBIs for the Angels. Heaney (9-9) allowed just three singles and didn’t yield a walk. Yoan Moncada had two hits for the White Sox, who have dropped five straight.


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Djokovic wins US Open for his 14th major, tying ‘idol’ Sampras By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Open final suddenly appeared to be slipping away from Novak Djokovic. He dropped three consecutive games. He was barking at himself, at his entourage, at a crowd vocally supporting his opponent, Juan Martin del Potro. He was, in short, out of sorts. And then came Sunday’s pivotal game, a 20-minute, 22-point epic. Three times, del Potro was a point from breaking and earning the right to serve to make it a set apiece. Three times, Djokovic steeled himself. Eventually, he seized that game — and del Potro’s best chance to make a match of it. A year after missing the U.S. Open because of an injured right elbow that would require surgery, Djokovic showed that he is unquestionably back at his best and back at the top of tennis. His returns and defense-to-offense skills as impeccable as ever, Djokovic collected his 14th Grand Slam title and second in a row by getting through every crucial moment for a 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over 2009 champion del Potro at Flushing Meadows. “There was always part of me that imagined and believed and hoped that I can get back (to) the desired level of tennis very soon,” said Djokovic, whose operation was in February. “But at the same time, life showed me that it takes time for good things, it takes time to really build them, for things to fall into place, so you can center yourself, balance yourself and thrive. The last two months have been terrific.” This was Djokovic’s third championship in New York, along with those in 2011 and 2015. Add in the trophies he has earned at six Australian Opens, one French Open and four Wimbledons, most recently in July, and the 31-year-old

Serb pulled even with Pete Sampras for the third-most majors among men, trailing only Roger Federer’s 20 and Rafael Nadal’s 17. ““He’s my idol. Pete, I love you,” Djokovic said. Federer lost in the fourth round in New York, while Nadal retired from his semifinal against del Potro because of a bad right knee. That put the 29-yearold Argentine back in a Grand Slam final for the first time since his breakthrough nine years ago, a comeback for a guy who had four wrist operations in the interim. “I believe he’ll be here again with the champion’s trophy. I really do,” said Djokovic, who gave his pal a hug at the net, and then went over to console del Potro as he wiped away tears at his sideline seat. Del Potro spoke this week about the low point, in 2015, when he considered quitting the sport. But supported by a dozen or so friends from back home, whose “Ole!” choruses rang around the arena, he climbed up the rankings to a career-high No. 3 by thundering his 100 mph (160 kph) forehands and 135 mph (215 kph) serves. Those produce free points against so many foes. Not against Djokovic, who always seemed to have all the answers — and who said he convinced himself that all of those “Oles” were actually people calling out his own nickname, “Nole.” Djokovic was better than del Potro on their many lengthy exchanges, using his trademark bodytwisting, limb-splaying court coverage to get to nearly every ball, sneakers squeaking around the blue court in Arthur Ashe Stadium, where the roof was closed because of rain. “I was playing almost at the limit, all the time, looking for winners with my forehands, backhands, and I couldn’t make it,” del Potro said, “because Novak (was) there every time.”

NOVAK Djokovic kisses the trophy after defeating Juan Martin del Potro in the final of the US Open tennis tournament yesterday. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) Never was that more apparent than the game that stood out on this evening, with Djokovic serving while down 4-3 in the second set. They went back and forth, through eight deuces and all those break opportunities for del Potro, until he slapped one forehand into the net, and another sailed wide. Those were high-risk shots, but, as del Potro put it: “It’s the only way to beat these kind of players.” Djokovic’s coach, Marian Vajda, called that moment the match’s “turning point, obviously.” When it ended, with Djokovic holding to 4-all, spectators began leaving their seats, perhaps thinking it was time for a changeover, even though it wasn’t. That prompted to chair umpire Alison Hughes to chastise them. It was a brief request, though, unlike her many other pleas for quiet, mainly as fans were shouting and chanting and clapping in support of

del Potro. It all bothered Djokovic, who started yelling and gesturing toward the seats. At one moment, he pressed his right index finger to his lips, as if to say, “Shhhhhhh!” Later, after winning a point, Djokovic put that finger to his ear, as if to say, “Who are you cheering for now?!” The tiebreaker was resolved thanks to more del Potro miscues on his forehand side, as he looked more and more fatigued. He made one last stand by breaking and holding for 3-all. But that was that. When it ended, thanks to a three-game closing run by Djokovic, he flung his racket away and landed on his back, arms and legs spread wide. He had hit his peak, Vajda said, at “just at the right time.” Djokovic had never gone through an extended absence until 2017, when he sat out the second half of the season because of elbow pain that had plagued him for more than

a year. He tried to return at the start of this season, but couldn’t, and opted for surgery. It took him some time to find the right form, as evidenced by his quarterfinal loss at the French Open to a guy who was ranked 72nd and had never won a Grand Slam match until that tournament. “I was very, very disappointed with my performance that day,” Djokovic recalled Sunday, explaining that he went hiking in the mountains in France to clear his head after that setback. Djokovic then got right back to work, and announced that he was, once more, himself by winning Wimbledon. Now he’s backed that up at the U.S. Open, the fourth time in his career he won multiple majors in a season. “Difficult times, but you learn through adversity,” Djokovic said. “I try to take the best out of myself in those moments.”

WTA CALLS FOR EQUAL TREATMENT OF PLAYERS, ON-COURT COACHING NEW YORK (AP) — The WTA is calling for equal treatment of all tennis players and coaching to be allowed across the sport in the aftermath of the U.S. Open final. Serena Williams was given three code violations by chair umpire Carlos Ramos in her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka on Saturday, and Williams and critics inside and outside of tennis argued that she wasn’t treated the same as some male players. The women’s pro tour agreed. “The WTA believes that there should be no difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men vs. women and is committed to working with the sport to ensure that all players are treated the same. We do not believe that this was done last night,” CEO Steve Simon said in a statement. Men’s champion Novak Djokovic said he thought Ramos should not have pushed Williams so hard. “Just maybe changed — not maybe, but he did change the course of the match,” Djokovic said. “Was, in my opinion, maybe unnecessary. We all go through our emotions, especially when you’re fighting for a Grand Slam trophy.” But he disagreed with Simon that men and women are treated differently. “I don’t see things as Mr. Simon does. I really don’t,” Djokovic said. “I think men and women are, you know, treated in this way or the other way depending on the situation. It’s hard to generalize things, really. I don’t see it’s necessary really to debate that.” The first violation given to Williams was for coaching, which isn’t allowed during any men’s matches but is permitted on the women’s tour except in Grand Slam tournaments. Though Williams said she follows the rules and never receives coaching during a match, coach Patrick Mouratoglou acknowledged that he does it and says it’s well known throughout the sport that all coaches do. “We also think the issue of coaching needs to be addressed and should be allowed across the sport,” Simon said. “The WTA supports coaching through its on-court coaching rule, but further review is needed.”

ROSE LEADS RAINDELAYED BMW CHAMPIONSHIP NAOMI Osaka holds the trophy after defeating Serena Williams on Saturday. (AP)

OSAKA, 20, BEATS HER IDOL SERENA TO WIN US OPEN By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka walked to the net, the excitement of being a Grand Slam champion mixed with a bit of sadness. She grew up rooting for Serena Williams, even did a report on her way back in third grade. Her dream was to play her idol at the U.S. Open. So when she had actually done it, beating Williams 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday night to become the first Grand Slam singles champion from Japan, why was it so difficult? “Because I know that, like, she really wanted to have the 24th Grand Slam, right?” Osaka said.

“Everyone knows this. It’s on the commercials, it’s everywhere. “When I step onto the court, I feel like a different person, right? I’m not a Serena fan. I’m just a tennis player playing another tennis player. But then when I hugged her at the net ... I felt like a little kid again.” Osaka teared up as she was finishing her answer, still overwhelmed as she juggled the idea of her winning and Williams losing. Though her nerves on the tennis court don’t show it, it was a reminder of just how youthful the 20-yearold Osaka is. Not since Maria Sharapova was 19 in 2006 has the U.S. Open had a younger women’s champion. The way Williams lost, of course, was

what stood out most in the match. The arguments with chair umpire Carlos Ramos and the three code violations — one that gave Osaka a game for a 5-3 lead in the second set when Williams was trying to rally — will be what was most remembered. But not for Osaka, who claimed to not even hear the interactions between Williams and Ramos. What will stay with her is the hug at the net afterward, and Williams’ kind words during the trophy presentation, when she asked a booing crowd to focus its intention on Osaka’s moment. “So for me, I’m always going to remember the Serena that I love,” Osaka said. “It doesn’t change

anything for me. She was really nice to me, like, at the net and on the podium. I don’t really see what would change.” Osaka was nervous Saturday, making a few phone calls to her sister in Paris to calm her down. Even during the match, whenever she was faced with a tough spot, she kept telling herself to try to do what Williams would do. Williams was certainly impressed. “She was so focused,” the 36-year-old Williams said. “I think, you know, whenever I had a break point, she came up with some great serve. Honestly, there’s a lot I can learn from her from this match. I hope to learn a lot from that.”

It was that way throughout the tournament for Osaka, who won the second title of her career. She was mostly dominant, dropping only one set in her seven matches, and she saved 5 of 6 break points against Williams after erasing all 13 in the semifinals against Madison Keys. That’s the kind of toughness Williams has so often shown in winning 23 Grand Slam singles titles, one shy of the record. It’s one of the things Osaka always admired about Williams, made her choose her as the topic of that report years ago. “I colored it and everything,” Osaka said. “I said, ‘I want to be like her.’” On Saturday, she was better.

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Justin Rose has to wait until Monday to have a shot at getting to No. 1 in the world. And he still might not have to hit another shot at the BMW Championship. A steady rain washed out play Sunday soggy Aronimink, and the PGA Tour will wait until Monday to decide whether it can try to complete 72 holes of the third FedEx Cup playoff event. If the forecast makes it unlikely to finish, the tour could cut the tournament short to 54 holes. Rose had a one-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele. A victory gets him to No. 1 in the world ranking. Keegan Bradley was projected to finish 30th in the FedEx Cup, which would knock out Jordan Spieth from the Tour Championship. EUROPEAN TOUR CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Matthew Fitzpatrick made a 12-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to become the first back-to-back European Masters winner since Seve Ballesteros 40 years ago.


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Stewart, Storm beat Mystics 75-73 for 2-0 series lead By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — A lot of Breanna Stewart in the closing minutes and one big defensive stop in the final seconds has the Seattle Storm on the cusp of a third WNBA title. Stewart scored nine of her 25 points in the fourth quarter, Sue Bird came up with a key defensive play in the final 10 seconds, and the Storm held off the Washington Mystics 75-73 yesterday to take a 2-0 lead in the WNBA Finals. Seattle will head to Washington for Game 3 on Wednesday night needing only a split back east to claim the third title in franchise history. Since the WNBA went to a best-offive format for the Finals in 2005, no team has lost the first two games and fought back to force a Game 5. “It came down to a stop, and I thought we did a really good job,” Seattle coach Dan Hughes said. “This is a team that has grown defensively. All year,

we have watched the defensive numbers get better and better and better and better and better I thought it was quite poetic that some of these games were going to come down to a stop.” Stewart went nearly 18 minutes of game time without scoring, but was responsible for six of Seattle’s final seven points as the Storm held off Washington’s late rally. The league MVP got her touches in the closing minutes, while Washington didn’t make sure star Elena Delle Donne got her opportunities. Delle Donne finished with 17 points but was scoreless in the fourth quarter and took just one shot. Delle Donne scored on a three-point play late in the third quarter. It was her final points. “I think we fell in love too much with me getting the ball on the block. I’m more than just a back-tothe-basket type of player. Playing in space opens up my teammates, also opens myself up,” Delle Donne said. “We’ve got to find a

way to not become onedimensional and just try to force it in.” While Game 1 was a romp for Seattle, Game 2 was in the balance inside the final minute despite all that didn’t go right for Washington. The Mystics didn’t hit a 3-pointer for the first time all season. Delle Donne wasn’t absent from the offense in the fourth quarter. The Mystics were outrebounded by 10 and had just 10 assists on 29 made baskets. Yet the opportunity was there to go home with the series even. Kristi Toliver’s two key jumpers pulled Washington within 74-73 and when Stewart missed a pair of free throws with 16 seconds left, Washington had a chance to take the lead. That’s when Bird, the oldest player in the league, relied on her experience. Toliver appeared open for a 3 and Bird lunged forward. That opened a lane baseline, but as Toliver was going by Bird was able to reach from behind

SEATTLE Storm’s Breanna Stewart (30) defends Washington Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne in the first half of Game 2 of the WNBA Finals yesterday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)



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NO 3s Toliver and Ariel Atkins both added 15 points for Washington, but got nothing from behind the 3-point line. Their season-low prior to Sunday was one. Toliver was 0 of 6 from deep. “That’s a huge facet of the game too. As a 3-point shooting team, we need some of those to go in,” Toliver said.

was out of timeouts and couldn’t advance the ball into the front court. Atkins’ desperation half-court shot at the buzzer was well off. Washington believed Bird had fouled Toliver, especially with Seattle having a foul to give. “I got fouled going baseline. I think it was pretty

and poke the ball free. The mad scramble ended up in a jump ball between Natasha Howard and Tianna Hawkins ended up in the hands of Jewell Loyd. Seattle was able to run seven seconds off the clock before Alysha Clark was fouled and her free throw gave Seattle a two-point lead. Washington


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