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AY YI YI IN THE SKY:
The Tiangong-1 space station,
whose fiery image was captured in recent days (inset), is
expected to crash into Earth
this weekend, and while the
odds of space junk hitting land
is highly unlikely, New York
falls within its projected path.
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0°
Talk aboot
aboot
lotto luck!
A Canadian teenager who
purchased her first lottery
ticket to celebrate her 18th
birthday hit the jackpot and
will receive $1,000 Canadian a week for life.
Charlie Lagarde was celebrating with a bottle of
Champagne and a $4
scratch-off ticket earlier
this month when she hit the
grand prize in the Gagnant
a Vie lottery in Quebec. The
prize is worth about
$775 per week in US dollars.
She collected her first
payment earlier this week,
and told Canadian lottery
officials she hopes to study
photography with help
from her weekly lotto paychecks.
AP
30°
New
York
Between latitudes
43°N and 43°S
Paris
Madrid
Beijing
Tokyo
DANGER ZONE
Rio
Cape Town
60°
By YARON STEINBUCH
and CHRIS PEREZ
Keep one eye on the skies this
weekend — you could see an outof-control Chinese space station
hurtling toward Earth at more
than 17,000 mph.
The 9.5-ton hunk of space junk
was still chugging along Thursday
outside Earth’s atmosphere, with
experts predicting impact around
Easter Sunday.
The European Space Agency
(ESA) says the odds of being
struck by the Tiangong-1 are less
than 1 in 300 trillion, but that’s not
easing Earthlings’ minds.
“So there is this Chinese satellite
that’s going to be falling and I’m in
the ‘dangerous’ zone. Wonderful,”
tweeted one worrywart.
Another Twitter user wrote, “I’ll
never win Mega Millions but I’m
sure it will be me that the Chinese
space station hits. #Justmyluck.”
Space expert John Logsdon, of
George Washington University,
told CBS News that while the odds
of getting hit by debris are “very
slim,” they are “not zero.”
Tiangong-1 was launched in 2011
as a docking station for other craft
and a first step for China to establish a fully functional space station.
Sci-fi fans might recognize the
name “Tiangong” because that was
the station in which Sandra Bullock’s astronaut character took ref-
uge at one point in the 2013
“stranded in space” flick, “Gravity.”
Many believe the real-life wayward station will most likely
splash in an ocean, though there’s
still a chance it makes landfall between 43 degrees north and 43 degrees south latitudes nearer the
equator. This includes the US, and
more specifically, New York City.
The station has been captured in
several images over the past few
days as it makes its descent, including an incredible two-second
exposure showing the giant object
reflecting the sun. Tiangong-1 is
expected to re-enter Earth’s
atmosphere between Saturday and
Sunday.
The gleaming Tiangong-1 was
roughly 137 miles above Earth
Wednesday when it was photographed, according to Space.com.
That altitude is a bit more than
half that of the International Space
Station, which averages 248 miles
above the globe.
Tiangong-1’s orbit is decaying
and most of it is expected to burn
up in the atmosphere, but experts
say some parts may survive the
inferno and hit Earth.
In the unlikely event that space
junk hits anyone, China would be
liable for any damage. Holger
Krag, head of the Space Debris Office at the ESA, based that assessment on the Liability Convention,
which was reached by the UN
General Assembly in 1971.
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Post photo composite
Relax, your odds of being
audited by the IRS are the
lowest since 2002, according
to the agency’s own figures.
The government’s muchfeared revenue collector audited just 1 in 160 individual
returns in the fiscal year
ending Sept. 30 — compared
to about 1 in 90 at the peak in
2010 and 2011, according to
data shared with The Post.
The richest Americans
saw the biggest drop-off in
enforcement.
Households making $1
million or more had their
returns scrutinized 4.37
percent of the time, versus
12.48 percent in 2011.
For those making less than
$200,000, the audit rate
dropped from about 1 percent
in 2011 to .59 percent in 2017.
Anil Melwani, a CPA at 212
Tax & Accounting Services
in Manhattan, said he’s noticed the federal tax collector has lagged behind New
York state, which is using
“superior”
“superior” technology
technology to
to
keep
keep on
on top
top of
of its
its taxpayers.
taxpayers.
“The chance
chance of
of getting
getting au­
au“The
dited
dited by
by New
New York
York is
is much
much
greater
greater than
than the
the chance
chance of
of
getting
getting audited
audited by
by the
the IRS,”
IRS,”
Melwani told The Post.
Meanwhile, funding
funding for
for the
the
Meanwhile,
IRS
IRS dropped
dropped nearly
nearly 8
8 perper­
cent
cent last
last year,
year, and
and the
the agency
agency
has
has lost
lost some
some 7,353
7,353 IRS
IRS officoffic­
ers
ers since
since 2010
2010 amid
amid budget
budget
cuts.
Marisa
Marisa Schultz
Schultz
and Mark
Mark Moore
Moore
Ceremony honors FDNY war hero ‘Handcuff’
on cop sex
Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography
Salute to Bravest
RESPECTS: Firefighters and members of the Air National Guard celebrate “Tripp” Zanetis (inset below) in Washington Square Park Thursday.
By ELIZABETH ROSNER
and NATALIE MUSUMECI
A “one of a kind” FDNY
member-turned-solider who
was killed in a military-helicopter crash in Iraq was honored Thursday at an
Manhatemotional Manhat­
tan
memorial
service.
Hundreds of
firefighters,
members of
the Air National Guard,
friends and
family gathWashered in Wash­
ington Square
memoriPark to memori­
alize Air Force
Major and FDNY
Marshal
Christopher
“Tripp” Zanetis, 37.
FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro, Mayor de Blasio
and First Lady Chirlane McCray attended the ceremony.
Ahead of the tribute, there
was a somber procession in
which the casket was transported to the park aboard an
FDNY engine truck. The
“Celebration of Life” ceremony was held for Zanetis in
lieu
lieu of
of aa funeral
funeral as
as per
per his
his
wishes,
wishes, an
an FDNY
FDNY
spokesman
spokesman said.
said.
“The world was
robbed
robbed of
of someone
someone
who would have
absolutely made it
a better place,”
Zanetis’
sister,
Britt, said at a reception at NYU’s
Kimmel
Center
Kimmel
Center
after
after the
the outdoor
outdoor
ceremony.
ceremony.
Zanetis
Zanetis was among
seven
seven soldiers
soldiers killed
killed in
in
the crash March 15 when
their chopper went down
along the Syrian border.
Another FDNY member,
Lt. Christopher Raguso, also
was killed.
The state Assembly and Senate
passed legislation early Friday
making it illegal for cops to have
sex with people in their custody.
The measure — approved
within a series of budget bills —
classified cop-prisoner relations
in the same vein as sex with minors, the handicapped and others
who cannot legally give consent.
Lawmakers were forced to act
after it became known that there
were no state statutes against copprisoner sex, following allegations
that two Brooklyn detectives
raped a handcuffed 19-year-old
woman in their custody last September. The cops have pleaded
not guilty to rape, claiming the
sex was consensual.
Lawmakers, rushing toward a 12:01
a.m. Sunday deadline, were also expected Friday to consider new fees
for ride-share trips in Manhattan.
If pols can’t pass all the necessary budget bills, they’ll have to
approve emergency spending
measures to avoid a government
shutdown. Lawmakers have said
they plan to leave Albany by sundown Friday in observance of
Passover and upcoming Easter
Sunday.
Kirstan Conley
April summit
for Koreas
Officials from the rival Koreas
will meet for their first summit in
a decade next month to try to resolve a standoff over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.
The announcement Thursday
came after representatives of the
two nations met at the border village of Panmunjon and said the
April 27 summit would focus on
denuclearizing the peninsula.
They scheduled another meeting for April 4 to discuss the details of the summit, including
staffing and security.
Leaders of the two Koreas have
held talks only twice since an armistice ended the three-year Korean War in 1953 — in 2000 and
2007.
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FAREWELL, CHRIS: FDNY honor guard carries the fallen hero’s casket.
Hillary Clinton — who in the
run-up to the 2016 election was
pocketing more than $200,000 per
speech — spoke at Rutgers University Thursday for a measly 25 grand.
The former first lady and failed
presidential candidate talked
about politics, US democracy and
her role in women’s political history, NJ.com reported.
A Clinton spokesman said the fee
was standard for speeches at the
state university.
Bob Fredericks
Getty Images
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FATAL ATTRACTION:
FATAL
ATTRACTION: Admirers
Admirers of
of school
school shooter
shooter Nikolas
Nikolas Cruz
Cruz have
have been
been mailing
mailing letletters of support and posting supportive messages online as he sits in jail awaiting trial.
Nikolas
— Letter sent to Parkland shooter
KEVIN BARTSCH
Used CPR to revive rider.
“I want him to see how many people
An F-train conductor performed lifesaving CPR on a
passenger having a heart attack in Queens, and then
coolly continued making
his rush-hour stops.
Kevin Bartsch said he was
on a southbound train heading into the Jackson
Heights-Roosevelt Avenue
station on Wednesday at
around 6:20 p.m. when passengers alerted him to an
unconscious man aboard.
“I found this gentleman
slumped over on the bench,
people were saying he’s
dead,” Bartsch, 50, recalled.
“I noticed his lips were
blue. I checked for a carotid
pulse. He did not have one.”
The conductor — who
has been with the MTA for
two years and learned CPR
during his days as a volunteer FDNY EMT —
pumped the man’s chest.
Bartsch started to move
out of the way when a dispatched EMT arrived but
was encouraged to keep
working while the medic
prepped a defibrillator.
The unidentified man in
his mid-50s jolted back to
consciousness before the
defibrillator was needed.
“He was combative and
wanted to get up,” a teary
Bartsch recalled. “I said,
‘Listen, you just died,’ and I
got him to lie back down.”
A rider who saw the save
was awestruck by Bartsch.
“He was amazing and was
really heroic,” Amy Harris
gushed. “He saved that
man’s life.”
Bartsch was more modest.
“When it all was going on,
training mode took over,” he
said. “I did what I had to do.”
He continued on his route
as soon as the man was off
the train and on his way to
Elmhurst Hospital.
“It hit me after [that] I just
saved somebody and was up
all night reflecting on it,” he
said.
Danielle Furfaro
Cruz – the First Victim” Faceboo
k page
ons, meaning maybe defeating them
“No one else is dealing w/your dem
ng, friend. I know you could use a
could be the beginning of your meani and keep your head up.”
re
good friend right now. Hang in the
old New Yorker
ear— Letter sent to Cruz by an 18-y
Flood of fan mail for Parkland fiend
By YARON STEINBUCH
The confessed gunman behind
the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland, Fla.,
is being showered with fan mail in
jail — including pictures of scantily clad women — as well as cash
contributions to his commissary
account, a report said Thursday.
Teenage girls, women and men
have sent the adoring letters to
Nikolas Cruz at the Broward
County Jail, where he is being held
on charges of killing 17 people at
the school, the South Florida Sun
Sentinel reported.
The ghoulish groupies also are
joining Facebook communities to
discuss ways to help Cruz, 19,
avoid the death penalty, according
to the newspaper, which obtained
copies of some of the letters.
On March 15, a Texas teen sent a
letter in an envelope adorned with
happy faces and hearts.
“I’m 18-years-old. I’m a senior in
high school. When I saw your picture on the television, something
attracted me to you,” she wrote.
“Your eyes are beautiful and the
freckles on your face make you so
handsome.”
She described herself as white
with big, brown eyes and said,
“I’m really skinny and have 34C
sized breasts,” before ending with
juvenile jokes about gummy bears
and peanut butter.
Inside a greeting card sent to the
jail’s post-office box in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., six days after the Feb.
14 massacre, a Texas woman
wrote, “I reserve the right to care
about you, Nikolas!”
The card features a bunny holding binoculars looking out at the
ocean. Inside, it reads, “Out of
sight, but never out of mind.”
An 18-year-old New Yorker wrote
him: “No one else is dealing w/your
demons, meaning maybe defeating
them could be the beginning of your
meaning, friend. I know you could
use a good friend right now. Hang in
there and keep your head up.”
And a woman from Chicago sent
Cruz nine suggestive pictures, in-
cluding a shot of her cleavage, another of her in a skimpy bikini
sucking a Popsicle and a tight shot
of her rear end as she bent over.
Cruz’s attorney, Howard Finkelstein, said he was troubled by the
flood of support and added that
his client, who is on suicide watch,
has not seen any of the mail.
“In my 40 years as public defender, I’ve never seen this many
letters to a defendant. Everyone
now and then gets a few, but nothing like this,” Finkelstein told the
Sun Sentinel.
Fans also apparently sent Cruz
$800 for his commissary account,
which inmates use to buy snacks,
coffee and personal hygiene products, the lawyer said.
On Facebook, a now-private
page called “Nikolas Cruz — the
First Victim” included a woman’s
request for photos for a collage to
send to the killer.
“I want him to see how many
people love and care for him and
all the beautiful faces,” she wrote,
according to the Sun Sentinel.
The group’s page described it as
“in complete support of Nikolas
Cruz. Whether or not he did this,
he was completely failed. He deserved to get the help he needs
and he deserves a fair trial.”
California forensic psychiatrist
and author Carole Lieberman
called Cruz “a magnet for women
who want to save him.”
“He looks like such a sad and
lonely figure,” said Lieberman, author of “Bad Boys: Why We Love
Them, How to Live with Them and
When to Leave Them.” “Women
who become pen pals and groupies
of killers in prison are those who
have had a dysfunctional relationship with their dad that has made
them feel unlovable.”
Finkelstein said he feared regular
boys and girls were starting to admire Cruz’s notoriety.
“The letters shake me up because they are written by regular,
everyday teenage girls from across
the nation,” he said. “That scares
me. It’s perverted.”
ysteinbuch@nypost.com
nypost.com
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is a super
conductor
love and care for him.”
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BORSCHT
BELT
Russia retaliates by
bouncing 60 US
diplos in
diplos
in spy
spy drama
drama
By BOB FREDERICKS
Russia on Thursday announced a
tit-for-tat retaliation to the Trump
administration’s expulsion of 60
Russian intelligence officers and
closing of the country’s consulate
in Seattle.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey
Lavrov said Vladimir Putin’s government would expel 60 US diplomats and close the American
Consulate in St. Petersburg.
“The measures would be reciprocal. They include expulsion of
the equivalent number of diplomats, and they include our decision to withdraw our agreement to
allow the United States’ general
consulate to operate in St. Petersburg,” Lavrov told reporters.
Jon Huntsman, the US ambassador to Moscow, was summoned to
the Foreign Ministry to get the
news, which was not unexpected.
The US, EU and other American
allies punished Putin after blaming
the Kremlin for the March 4 nerveagent attack in Britain on a Russian
spy-turned-double agent and his
daughter.
Russia said it would also retaliate
against those other countries.
The Foreign Ministry said 58 US
diplomats in Moscow and two general consulate officials in Yekaterinburg had to go by April 5. The
American Consulate in Vladivostok
was not affected.
The ministry rebuked the US for
what it called “slander.”
“We invite the US government,
which is encouraging and fanning
CAN-CAN: President Trump struck
first as reported in Tuesday’s Post.
the campaign of slander against our
country, to rethink and stop these
reckless actions destroying our bilateral relations,” the ministry said
in a statement.
State Department spokeswoman
Heather Nauert protested Russia’s
“unwarranted” response against
“our entirely justified action.”
“There is no justification for the
Russian response,” Nauert said, describing Russia as “not serious
about being a cooperative world
player.”
Sergei Skripal and his daughter
Yulia were poisoned by the Sovietera nerve agent Novichok that British officials say was left on the door
of their home in Salisbury, England.
Russia denied involvement in the
attack and said it suspected British
spies
spies were
were trying
trying to
to frame
frame the
the
Kremlin
Kremlin to
to stoke
stoke anti-Russian
anti­Russian
hatred.
hatred.
Skripal, 66, a former Russian
military
military intelligence
intelligence officer
officer who
who
betrayed
betrayed Russian
Russian agents
agents to
to BritBrit­
ain
ain and
and was
was then
then exchanged
exchanged in
in aa
swap
swap that
that included
included New
New YorkYork­
based
based Russian
Russian spy
spy Anna
Anna ChapChap­
man,
man, is
is still
still hospitalized
hospitalized in
in critical
critical
condition.
condition.
His 33-year-old daughter remained
mained in
in the
the English
English hospital
hospital
where
where she
she was
was being
being treated,
treated, and
and
officials
officials said
said Thursday
Thursday that
that her
her
condition
condition had
had improved.
improved.
President Trump, who last week
congratulated Putin on his victory
in a rigged election but made no
mention of the attack, has not publicly commented on the expulsions.
But administration officials said
the hard-line response reflected
Trump’s view that tough action was
necessary.
“This is the largest expulsion of
Russian intelligence officers in
United States history,” Huntsman
said on Monday.
In addition to the US and 14 countries in the EU, Ukraine, Canada
and Albania joined the effort, expelling about 100 Russians in all.
The beef with Russia comes as
the country’s interference in the
2016 US election remains under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, who also is probing
whether Trump’s campaign colluded with any Russians.
The president has adamantly denied collusion. With Wire Services
rfredericks@nypost.com
Don’s ‘wall’ pics a mere facade
The images President Trump included in a tweet
about his border wall were actually pictures of cranes
replacing a barrier fence along the border, reports said.
“Great briefing this afternoon on the start of our
Southern Border WALL!” he tweeted Wednesday along
with four photos apparently from the scene of a small
barrier-replacement project in Calexico, Calif.
The images were from a months-long project — whose
plans began in 2009 — to replace a 2.25-mile stretch of
barrier, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing a statement from US Customs and Border Protection.
Border Patrol agents emphasized that it should not
be confused with Trump’s long-promised 2,000-mile
wall that he said Mexico would pay for. Yaron Steinbuch
President Trump
President
Trump gives
gives
longtime aide and outgoing Communications
Director Hope Hicks a
smooch on the
South Lawn at the
White House on
Thursday, her last
day on the job after submitting
her resignation
last month.
“Hope was a
tremendous
leader for
the team.
She’s
someone
who has
been with
the president
since the
early
days,”
an administration
spokeswoman
said.
‘GoFundMac’
pulls in 300G
Fired FBI Deputy Director
Andrew McCabe raised more than
$300,000 in less than nine hours
after launching a fundraiser for an
anticipated legal battle with President Trump.
A GoFundMe page for McCabe’s
legal-defense fund went online
Thursday to help the ousted top
law-enforcement man pay his legal
bills in fighting potential lawsuits,
congressional inquiries and a Justice Department probe.
The fund had received $327,790
as of late Thursday night.
McCabe, fired on March 16 just
26 hours before his planned retirement, claims his dismissal was in
part an attempt to discredit him as
a witness in special counsel Robert
Mueller’s probe into Russian election interference.
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President Trump said on Thursday that the US economy is in better shape now than at any time in
American history.
“We have the greatest economy,
maybe ever in history. The greatest
economy we have ever had,” the
president told cheering union
members at a rally in Richfield,
Ohio. “You know the expression
from, I guess Bill Clinton, it is the
economy, stupid.”
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions
said on Thursday that Utah US Attorney John Huber is investigating
GOP lawmakers’ allegations of FBI
misconduct and that a special counsel is not needed to probe the case.
Huber, an Obama appointee, will
try to determine whether the FBI
abused its power when it obtained
a warrant to surveil a former adviser to President Trump’s campaign, CNN reported.
Sessions’ decision to not appoint
a special counsel was bound to anger Republicans on Capitol Hill,
many of whom have been calling
for a tit-for-tat probe of the FBI
and Justice Department that would
run alongside Robert Mueller’s
Russia investigation.
But Sessions didn’t rule it out,
saying he would rely on Huber’s
conclusion before reaching a final
decision on whether a special
counsel was warranted.
Huber was also looking at
whether the FBI should have done a
better job probing Hillary Clinton’s
role in the controversy surrounding
the Russian purchase of mining
firm Uranium One. Bob Fredericks
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“We took an expansive view of the
definition of public safety and said, look,
if people’s identities are going to be stolen, their money’s going to be stolen,
their lives are going to be disrupted, we
need to reach in and protect them,” the
mayor said at a press conference in
Chelsea.
He said the Cyber Command separately
will require all city agencies and affiliated
providers to beef up protections for pub-
lic Wi-Fi
Wi­Fi networks across the city.
The programs will cost roughly $5
million a year, the mayor said.
Officials stressed that the app
will not access or collect perper­
sonal information.
The announcement of the
initiative comes a week after
the city of Atlanta was hit with
aa ransomware
ransomware attack
attack that
that
knocked
knocked some
some of
of its
its municipal
municipal
systems offline. Yoav
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Court: NYPD can
surveil in secret
By JULIA MARSH
The NYPD can legally dodge
questions about its counterterror
efforts by refusing to “confirm or
deny” pending investigations, the
state’s highest court ruled Thursday.
In a split decision, the New York
Court of Appeals said the department “must be permitted” to keep
secrets about who it has under
surveillance “in order to avoid
‘tipping its hand’ ” about sensitive
terror probes.
“The NYPD’s role in preventing
the next attack is dependent on its
ability to collect information
without publicizing its methods or
sources to anyone who can use the
information to counter its efforts,
an assertion consistent with the
basic realities of intelligence
work,” Chief Judge Janet DiFiore
wrote for the majority.
The ruling specifically allows
cops to “provide a Glomar-type
response” — in which a government agency says it “can neither
confirm nor deny” the existence
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The city will offer a free app this summer that warns smartphone users about
suspicious activity on their devices.
The initiative, one of the first public
actions by the NYC Cyber Command
unit that Mayor de Blasio established
last year, will identify malicious attacks
and issue warnings when a mobile device is in danger of being compromised.
Rather than take action, the NYC Secure
app advises users to navigate away from a
Web site, disconnect from an infected
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Hacked? City
Hacked?
City has
has an
an app
app for
for that
that
DENIED: New Yorkers Talib Abdur-Rashid (left) and Samir Hashmi
sought NYPD files after learning they were under anti-terror surveillance.
of something — to Freedom of Information Law requests about terrorism probes.
The secrecy tactic first was employed by the CIA during the
1970s in connection with the Glomar Explorer, a ship built by
Howard Hughes for the CIA to
retrieve a sunken Soviet submarine.
CIA lawyers successfully convinced the courts that revealing
information about the ship could
imperil national security.
Thursday’s ruling stemmed
from a suit filed by two Muslim
New Yorkers — Talib AbdurRashid and Samir Hashmi — who
in 2012 sought the NYPD’s files on
them, following an Associated
Press report that they were subjects of an anti-terror surveillance
program.
The department rejected the re-
quest, saying any information it
had was exempt from disclosure
on public-safety grounds.
“NYPD intelligence strategies
are monitored by individuals and
organizations with the goal of developing counterintelligence measures,” Chief of Intelligence
Thomas Galati said in an affidavit.
Omar T. Mohammedi, attorney
for Rashid and Hashmi, said he’s
“disappointed with decision,” and
believes the Legislature, not the
courts, should take up the issue.
Chris Dunn, of the New York
Civil Liberties Union, filed a supporting brief in the case. He fears
that the ruling “opens the door to
the NYPD and other police agencies vastly expanding the secrecy
that already conceals too much of
what they do.”
Dunn is pursuing a separate,
pending case where the NYPD has
invoked Glomar to block the release of documents related to the
surveillance of protestors.
An NYPD spokeswoman said
the department “has rarely used
the legal Glomar doctrine.”
Pol-briber in wiretap: ‘Don’t know anything’
The prosecution’s star
witness against former
Nassau County Executive
Ed Mangano was caught on
an FBI wiretap telling a pal,
“I don’t know anything
about any politicians,” according to a recording
played in court Thursday.
Harendra Singh — who
has testified that he bribed
both Mangano and Mayor
de Blasio — made the startling admission during a
June 3, 2015, phone call that
took place more than a year
before he secretly pleaded
guilty in a deal to cooperate
with the feds.
“I know what they want
me to do, you know,” Singh
said, according to a transcript given to jurors at
Mangano’s corruption trial
in Central Islip, LI.
“They want me to, you
know, tell me — tell them a
story about some politicians, I don’t have any story
about any politicians.”
Singh later added: “I wish
I did, I mean, I could make
s--t up, but it would be all
lies. That won’t be good either, you know.”
The credibility-damaging
recording was introduced
into evidence by Mangano
defense lawyer Kevin Keating, who identified the
other person on the line as
retired Nassau County Detective Roger Paganuzzi.
Both
Mangano
and
de Blasio, who wasn’t
charged over Singh’s bribery claims, have denied any
wrongdoing.
Lorena Mongelli
and Bruce Golding
Christopher Sadowski
New York Post, Friday, March 30, 2018
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FAMILY ANGUISH
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NYPD sergeants and lieutenants
will be outfitted with body cameras for the first time.
Their unions were told Thursday that hundreds of ranking
officers in 12 precincts will get the
cameras on Monday.
“That was a surprise to us,” said
Lieutenants Benevolent Association President Lou Turco. “That
wasn’t something we negotiated.
The speed of putting cameras on
our bosses took us by surprise.”
Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins said
body cams would have helped
clear Sgt. Hugh Barry of murder after he fatally shot a schizophrenic
woman in The Bronx in October
2016. Barry was acquitted at trial.
“Had this been done a while ago,
we would have been able to
[clear] Sergeant Barry immediately and nobody would have had
to play politics,” Mullins said.
All patrol cops will be equipped
with a camera
by the end of
this
year,
according to
the NYPD.
Tina Moore,
Moore
Max Jaeger
GRIEF: Jennifer and Sarah Hart attend a Bernie
Sanders rally with their kids, including Devonte
Hart (in hat), famed for a 2014 photo of him hugging a cop at a Portland, Ore., rally. He is feared
dead after his family’s SUV plunged off a cliff, killing his parents and at least three of his siblings.
Love, death
Love,
death && ‘war’
‘war’
The blood relatives of a Valrico,
Fla., man who died soon after his
dream wedding to his high-school
sweetheart is upset after his
widow scattered his ashes.
Dustin Snyder, 19, died of cancer
in February less than a month after
marrying Sierra Siverio. She spread
his ashes in a location not by a waterfall, despite that specification in
a contract, his sister claims.
AP
Photos: AP
BEST MUSEUM? WE
HAVE A WIENER (DOG)
A museum dedicated to the dachshund, Germany’s short­
legged, long­bodied “sausage dog,” opens next week in the southern city of Passau, and will show more than 2,000 ex­
hibits from dog­shaped bread to a giant golden statuette.
Two sausage­dog owners and former florists gave up their jobs to open the museum, which they say is the world’s first devoted to the “dackel,” one of Germany’s oldest breeds.
“The world needs a sausage­
dog museum,” said founder Seppi Kueblbeck, adding, “We wanted to give this dog a home where people can come and share their joy.” Reuters
New York Post, Friday, March 30, 2018
Cams for
top cops
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Claims of abuse before fatal cliff plunge
By RUTH BROWN
A dark picture emerged Thursday of the two moms whose SUV
fatally veered off a Northern
California cliff with at least three
of their six adopted children —
as authorities continued to
search for their three other kids.
Jennifer and Sarah Hart, of
Woodland, Wash., were being investigated for allegedly starving
their children before Monday’s
crash, and Sarah was previously
convicted of hitting their girl, according to new reports.
Cops say they had no evidence
the 2003 GMC was deliberately
driven off the Pacific Coast Highway near Westport but have
noted there were no brake marks.
The bodies of the married cou-
ple, both 38, were found with the
SUV, as were those of their kids
Markis, 19, Jeremiah, 14, and Abigail, 14. On Thursday, investigators were scouring the shore for
the remaining kids — Hannah,
16, Sierra, 12, and Devonte, 15.
Devonte Hart, who is black,
gained wide attention for a 2014
photo of him tearfully hugging a
white cop at a Portland, Ore., rally
over the fatal police shooting of
Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
Bruce and Dana DeKalb, the
Harts’ Woodland neighbors, said
they recently called Child Protective Services after Devonte repeatedly came to their house asking
for food, The Oregonian reported.
They said that the boy told
them his parents weren’t feeding
them and were withholding food
as punishment and that he asked
them to leave food by their fence.
Officials said they had tried to
reach the family three times to
investigate. The family fled after
a CPS worker showed up Friday,
according to neighbors.
Last year, one of the Harts’
girls rang the DeKalbs’ doorbell
at 1:30 a.m. accusing her moms
of abuse, Bruce DeKalb said.
She “was at our door in a blanket saying we needed to protect
her,” he recalled. “She said that
they were abusing her.”
In 2011, when the family lived
in Minnesota, Sarah Hart
pleaded guilty to domestic assault when their then-6-year-old
daughter came to school with
bruises on her stomach and back.
Sarah told police that she was
spanking the girl and “let her anger get out of control” and received a three-month suspended
jail sentence and a year of probation, The Oregonian reported.
The Harts moved to the Portland suburbs but relocated to rural Woodland last year after Devonte’s viral image brought media scrutiny on their family, including of the 2011 abuse
charges, the newspaper reported.
Meanwhile, Portland Police
Sgt. Bret Barnum, the cop who
hugged the weeping Devonte in
November 2014, expressed his
sadness, calling their embrace
“one of those moments in my career which reinforced my love,
passion and duty in providing
compassion and service to my
community.” With Wire Services
New York Post, Friday, March 30, 2018
Rally hits Blas’ response to DOI report
By TINA MOORE
and YOAV GONEN
Mayor de Blasio
should be enraged over
a scathing report that
found the NYPD is
selling sex-assault victims short — and stop
giving cops the benefit
of the doubt, women’s
groups said Thursday
during a rally outside
Police Headquarters.
“Why isn’t the city’s
mayor as outraged as
you and me?” Sonia Ossorio, president of the
city’s chapter of the National Organization for
Women, demanded at
the rally, held to protest
understaffing and undertraining
at
the
NYPD’s Special Victims Division alleged in
a new DOI report.
“City Hall’s response
was to call the Special
Victims Division of the
NYPD ‘the best in the
nation,’ ” Ossorio railed.
“Nothing could be further from the truth.
“What the mayor
should have said is, ‘I
expect
better,
the
women of New York
City expect better, and I
will do everything in my
power to get to the bottom of this,’ ” she said.
Ossorio was one of
about a dozen women’s
advocates who held up
signs reading, “Rape is
Always
a
Crime,”
“NYPD Act Now,” and
“Take Rape Seriously”
at the rally outside One
Police Plaza.
They were protesting
a 163-page, city Department of Investigation
report, made public
Tuesday, claiming the
NYPD’s sex crimes
unit is overburdened
and underprepared.
Hours after the rally,
de Blasio insisted that
“the commitment is
100 percent there” to
do “whatever it takes to
get justice for women
who have been victims
of crimes and to stop
these crimes from happening to begin with.”
But he also sided
with the NYPD, and
against DOI investigators, on the numbers.
The DOI found that
just 67 SVD detectives
— only five of them
first-grade veterans —
handled the city’s staggering load of 5,661 sex
crime cases in 2017.
That compares with
the 101 homicide detectives assigned to cover
just 282 slayings that
same year.
The report also said
new recruits get only
five days of specialized
sex-crimes training.
NYPD Commissioner
James O’Neill countered
that there were actually
85 detectives handling
the department’s sexcrime caseload.
But investigators insist their numbers are
based on the NYPD’s
own documents.
As he spoke to reporters about an unrelated
cyber-security
initiative Thursday, de
Blasio backed O’Neill’s
side of the story.
“The NYPD disputes
a number of the facts
in that analysis,” he
said of the DOI report.
“And I think the
NYPD has proven over
and over again that it
has been very, very effective at addressing a
whole host of crimes,
and of course I respect
the
commissioner’s
team,” he said, adding,
“I think the NYPD really needs to be heard
on this before anyone
passes judgment.
“But I think the question is, ‘Wouldn’t we
invest if we need to address a problem?’ Of
course we will.”
Additional reporting
by Laura Italiano
tmoore@nypost.com
Tina Moore
nypost.com
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New trial in
‘Serial’ slay
Adnan Syed, the convicted killer
who became famous in the podcast “Serial,” is getting a new trial
— 18 years after he was sentenced
to life behind bars for murdering
ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee.
The Maryland Court of Special
Appeals on Thursday upheld a
Baltimore judge’s 2016 ruling that
vacated Syed’s 2000 conviction
and granted him a new trial on the
grounds that his original defense
attorney did a shoddy job representing him.
His current lawyer had argued
that the now-deceased trial attorney failed to pursue classmate
Asia McClain’s claims that she
saw Syed at the library at 2:15 p.m.
on Jan. 13, 1999 — right when investigators say Lee was being
strangled.
His case received renewed attention after “Serial” became a
sensation in 2014.
“ ‘Serial’ kind of shook the trees
and that enabled us to get in contact with Asia McClain,” Syed’s
lawyer, Justin Brown, said following the ruling.
“‘Serial’ has also helped build this
groundswell of support for us and
for Adnan and for the case, and
that has fueled these efforts and
helped us to fight on as we have.”
The Maryland attorney general
has 30 days to appeal. Ruth Brown
Cosby judge
won’t recuse
SV-DISGRACEFUL: Protesters gather outside One Police Plaza Thursday after a city
DOI report found the NYPD’s Special Victims Division is understaffed and poorly trained.
The judge in Bill Cosby’s sexualassault trial refused Thursday to
give into the defense’s demands
that he recuse himself over his
wife’s work with assault victims.
The defense made the last-ditch
effort at a pretrial hearing in
Montgomery County Court to get
Judge Steven O’Neill to step aside
from the case ahead of jury selection this Monday.
They argued that the judge’s rulings could be influenced by his wife
Deborah’s line of work as a psychotherapist at the University of Pennsylvania, where she coordinates a
team that advocates for sexual assault victims.
Lia Eustachewich
NYer’s ‘can’t Miss’ chance at Mrs. America Bizarre hosp suicide
Mrs. New York is the woman that
never sleeps.
The Empire State’s contender for Mrs.
America is a senior marketing manager,
aspiring Harvard master’s candidate,
frequent volunteer, a dog owner and a
wife — who just finished serving in the
New York National Guard.
“I don’t sleep,” joked Patti Gomez-Mi-
chalkow (left) in an exclusive interview
with The Post, fresh off her Sunday triumph representing Syracuse in the
statewide pageant for married women.
Though Gomez-Michalkow now
lives upstate, she grew up in The
Bronx and on the Upper West Side.
She’s still a city girl at heart; her
loves include the Jets, Knicks and
Mets. “I’m always rooting for the
underdog,” she says.
As for her look: “I like black [pageant wear]. I’m very much a New York
City girl,” she said. “[But] you can’t
really wear that on stage.”
Gomez-Michalkow will compete for
the title of Mrs. America in Las Vegas
this August.
Cedar Attanasio
A Queens man took a cab to
Elmhurst Hospital, walked up the
ramp and fatally shot himself in the
head early Thursday, police said.
Martin Matulis, 56, of Elmhurst,
was found at about 5:30 a.m. and
pronounced dead at the scene,
cops said.
Hospital surveillance footage
captured the man shooting himself, sources said.
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When we’re sick, we suffer.
All of us.
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PR pans publishing in job ad
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Six®
Emily
Smith
A top Knopf Doubleday publishing exec has
penned a pained job ad for a publicist that
eviscerates the book industry.
Paul Bogaards, the director of p.r. for the storied house, posted an official ad for a publicist that
tamely lists duties like “animating authors . . . in
the marketplace.” But he turned to his blog to post
an “actual job description” that details the grim
reality of the work: “providing counseling for authors (a lot of counseling) . . . Working with dying
legacy media professionals . . . and other halfcrazed publishing desperados.” He continues,
“The ideal candidate will have had previous experience working as a magician . . . You will be given
books to work on that have no possibility whatso-
ever of becoming bestsellers, and yet, the operating expectation is that all of them will list.” But
the publicist could survive, he writes, “provided
they do their job without committing actionable offenses on social media . . . or threatening to
kill someone because they wrote a bad review.”
Referring to himself in the third person as the
piece’s tragic hero “the director,” Bogaards bemoans, “The job is a grind . . . The executive director has been doing it for thirty plus years. He has
become a hollow shell of the man he once was.”
The p.r. guru for Knopf — which publishes
heavyweights including John Grisham, Margaret Atwood and Colson Whitehead — warns,
“As a publicist, you will live a life of sadness and
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PADMA Lakshmi asked a
psychic to help her get her
late partner Teddy Forstmann’s blessing to move on
with Adam Dell. She appeared on E!’s “Hollywood
Medium With Tyler Henry”
and asked to reach her late
billionaire beau, who died of
brain cancer in 2011, leaving
her daughter a sizeable trust
fund. “I want to know if I
have his blessing to be with
who I am with,” said Lakshmi.
“Thumbs up. That’s a good
approval, 100 percent,” said
Henry. “He doesn’t want you
to have to parent alone. And
he’s acknowledging this feeling that he will always be
connected to you, but you
should absolutely feel like
you have permission to love
who you want to love.” Lakshmi said of Forstmann, “I
miss him.” Frankly, Lakshmi’s
love life is complicated
enough when it’s only taking
place on one astral plane. She
split from Dell, then dated
Forstmann from 2009 until
his death. When she gave
birth to daughter Krishna in
2010, Forstmann agreed to
raise the child as his own,
even though he wasn’t the father, who Lakshmi initially
refused to publicly reveal is
Dell. She and Dell then went
through a long, bitter custody
battle until 2012, but somehow fell back in love last year.
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Asahd is the boss
DJ Khaled can’t stop raving
about his adorable son, Asahd. The
16-month-old was the inspiration
for Khaled’s new album, “Father of
Asahd,” and was listed as an executive producer on his previous record, “Grateful.” The tot even has
his own Jordan Asahd sneaker collection for Nike — and 1.8 million
Instagram followers. “I told my son,
‘What you’ve accomplished in one
year took me 42 years,’ ” Khaled
told Ocean Drive magazine. “Man,
he’s so smart. He understands every word I’m saying. The moment
he was born, I let him know: ‘You’re
a boss. You’re self-made. You’re the
greatest that ever did it. You can be
anything you want to be.’ ”
Gronk goes H’wood
ONE way or another, Gronk
(above) is coming to a screen near
you. Just days after Page Six reported that Patriots tight end and
perpetual party animal Rob
Gronkowski wants to win ABC’s
“Dancing With the Stars,” he’s been
cast in another movie. According to
the Tracking Board, Gronk has a role
in upcoming action movie “Boss
Level,” which also stars Frank
Grillo, Naomi Watts, Annabelle
Wallis and Mel Gibson. Grillo
plays a retired special forces veteran,
but no word yet on Gronk’s role.
defeat. And you will learn to cry. The director is
looking for someone to step into his role because
he is tired of weeping.” He adds, “This is what
will actually happen: You will be staring at your
mobile in a crosswalk, answering a complaint
from an author about their seat assignment on a
United flight, and then be hit by an Uber. That is
the most succinct description of book publishing
in the 21st century that the director can think of.”
He scathes the Times and the New Yorker, but
praises The Post’s Keith Kelly. Bogaards “will
always answer the phone when Keith Kelly calls,
because he is the embodiment of OLD F - - KING
SCHOOL.” Asked for comment. Bogaards succinctly added, “Post = effective recruitment tool.”
‘Forst’ emotions Affleck claps back
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Newly
single Justin
Theroux and
Aubrey Plaza are
having a grand old
time hanging out in
New York City.
AT least Ben Affleck can laugh
at himself, and his beastly back
tattoo. The New Yorker published
an essay titled “The Great Sadness of Ben Affleck,” which
delved into his split from Jennifer Garner and his appearance
on a Hawaiian beach, phoenix
back tattoo in full view — and, according to the erudite mag, his
gut “pooching outward” in a
“Homer Simpsonesque” fashion.
Affleck tweeted back, “@NewYorker I’m doing just fine. Thick
skin bolstered by garish tattoos.”
Giants vs. frets
HE may be a 6-foot-5 former defensive end, but Michael Strahan
says that the first time he came to
New York he was “scared to
death.” The Texas native says on
the syndicated show “In Depth
With Graham Bensinger,” which
airs this weekend, “I remember
being in the car — the taxis are
driving crazy, the horns, there are
people everywhere. And I thought
Houston was fast.” The “GMA”
host, whose first NFL gig was with
the Giants in the early ’90s, said
that on his first visit, “I just went to
my hotel room, stayed in my room
until they sent someone to pick
me up and take me where I needed
to go.” He added, “And I’m thinking, ‘I can’t leave the room, because if I go outside they’re gonna
know I’m new and God knows
what’s going to happen to me . . .
They may rob you. Who knows?’ ”
Seacrest accuser calls in cops
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Justin hangs at the Plaza
A month after announcing his split from Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux was spotted with “Parks and Recreation” star Aubrey Plaza. The pair — who go back to when
Theroux had a guest role on the sitcom in 2010 — were seen at his Greenwich Village building. But a source said, “Aubrey is still with her boyfriend, Jeff Baena. She and Justin are talking about a film project to work
on together.”
SUZIE Hardy, the stylist who accused Ryan Seacrest of sexually
harassing her while she worked for him at E! from 2007 to 2012, has
filed a police report with the LAPD. E!’s parent company, NBCUniversal, ordered an investigation into Hardy’s claims in November, but the third-party probe found that they “could not be substantiated.” Now, Hardy writes in the Hollywood Reporter, she
went to the cops, “so I’m guaranteed a real investigation this
time.” Seacrest has strongly denied the allegations. His attorney
Andrew Baum told Page Six in a statement, “After being refused money and unhappy with the independent legal investigation, Ms. Hardy now claims to have spoken to the authorities. We
will continue to cooperate, and we remain confident that Mr.
Seacrest will once again be cleared of any wrongdoing.” A source
close to the host told us, “It’s obviously a difficult time, although he
remains focused and dedicated to his work and has received tremendous support from his girlfriend, family, friends and colleagues.”
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JIM Carrey has created a storm on social media
by posting a cartoon he drew portraying Don Jr.
and Eric Trump look-alikes as hunters being
gored to death by an elephant while still grasping
their guns. The actor posted a picture of the grisly
artwork on Twitter and captioned it:
#teamelephant. Some social-media users appreciated Carrey’s message, as the president’s sons are
fond of big game hunting and have posted pictures
of themselves with the carcases of animals, including elephants. But others were horrified by the
gory image, with one claiming to have gone as far
as filing a complaint with the FBI that the “Dumb
and Dumber” star was threatening the lives of
Trump’s sons. Carrey has become a prolific artist
after scaling back his Hollywood career. Over the
past couple of weeks, he has posted a series of lurid portraits mocking the Trump family, including
one of President Trump having sex with a lookalike of porn star Stormy Daniels titled “Fifty
Shades of Decay” and another of Trump called
“The Wicked Witch of the West Wing and Putin’s Flying Monkeys.” Carrey’s most recent artwork features a shirtless Trump eating ice
cream. He’s also attacked press secretary Sarah
Huckabee Sanders with a picture captioned that
her “only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked.”
Of the Trump sons, Twitter user @hannahkanavel
wrote, “People are going to make this about them
and it’s not. It’s about the hunted being the hunter.
A role reversed.” But @BrentBozell wrote: “@JimCarrey is an unhinged Hollywood leftist who is
perpetuating the idea that violence against conservatives is acceptable. These ‘drawings’ are disturbing. He might want to get his head checked out.”
And @ejudep tweeted, “Jim has threatened the life
of the President’s sons. I had to notify the authorities,” along with a screenshot of an FBI site. When
approached by Page Six, Don Jr. and Eric Trump
declined to comment. Carrey has also created portraits of other controversial figures including NRA
leader Wayne LaPierre (as a demon from hell)
and Mark Zuckerberg (with a thumbs down).
Jackson Lee
nypost.com
Painstakingly perfect Amal Clooney
just can’t bear to have her picture
taken in Manhattan.
High art meets gutter politics
Splash News
THEY’RE even talking about Stormy Daniels at the
Guggenheim. We’re told that during a performance of British conceptual artist Christopher Green’s “Prurience” —
which puts actors and guests into a mock porn-addiction
recovery meeting — President Trump’s alleged lover
provided a moment of comic relief. Said an art lover,
“There’s a part where the audience has to yell out words
that they associate with porn addiction, and someone
yelled out ‘Stormy,’ which got a big laugh.” The
work is part of the Guggenheim’s Works & Process series that explores artistic creation
through conversation and performance.
We hear
THAT the son of Meek Mill’s attorney Joseph Tacopina will
attend Temple University in Philly. Joseph Tacopina Jr. is a top
NFL kicking prospect, but his name could cause confusion since
his dad’s known in that town for taking on the justice system to
free the jailed rapper . . . THAT “The Gossip Table” host and former p.r. rep Rob Shuter is working with top literary agent Yfat
Reiss Gendell on his first novel about the gossip world . . .
THAT off-Broadway hit “Ruthless!” is taking London’s West End
by storm. The satire, produced by Evan Sacks, stars Kim Maresca as the mom of a child star who will do anything to get her
the lead in a school play. It’s at Arts Theatre until June 23.
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Doppelgäme over, LiLo
The state’s highest court tossed
Lindsay Lohan’s invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against the makers of
“Grand Theft Auto,” dismissing her
claims and saying that a “lookalike” character in the video-game
series could be any “modern,
beach-going young woman.”
The “Mean Girls” star sued franchise parent company Take-Two Interactive in 2014, claiming a character in “Grand Theft Auto V” named
Lacey Jonas is her doppelgänger.
Jonas, referred to as an “actress
slash singer” who is “really
famous,” hides from the paparazzi
in one scene in the game.
Lohan (above left) says “GTA”
stole her “portrait and persona” for
Jonas, who wears a slinky bikini,
takes a selfie and flashes a peace
sign in game artwork (above right).
The Court of Appeals disagreed.
“The artistic renderings are indistinct, satirical representations
of the style, look and persona of a
modern,
beach-going
young
woman that are not reasonably
identifiable as [Lohan],” Appeals
judges wrote in the unanimous ruling released Thursday.
Lohan sued for unspecified damages, noting that other companies
compensate her for using her likeness, while “GTA,” a “multibilliondollar business,” paid her nothing.
Lawyers for Lohan and TakeTwo did not immediately return
calls for comment.
Julia Marsh
‘Ren & Pervy’ slap vs. Kric On-lam deportee ‘loves US’
Two women accused “Ren
& Stimpy” creator John
Kricfalusi of statutory rape,
sexual harassment and possessing child porn, according to a report Thursday.
Robyn Byrd and Katie
Rice said they were both 13
when they wrote to Kricfalusi in 1994, saying they
were aspiring animators,
they told BuzzFeed News.
They were showered with
gifts before Byrd, then 16,
became the then-39-yearold Kricfalusi’s live-in gal
pal, the report said. Kricfalusi’s lawyer admitted to
the creepy relationship that
ended in 2002.
Rice later worked for Kricfalusi — claiming she was
sexually harassed and found
child porn on his computer.
He has denied the allegations.
David K. Li
He’s not looking for trouble — he just loves living in
America!
The Senegalese ex-con
who escaped from federal
custody at JFK Airport
spent a second day on the
lam Thursday — as a relative said he fled because he
“likes it here.”
Mohamadou
Lamine
Mbacke, 31, was being deported when he escaped
from three Immigration and
Customs
Enforcement
agents at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Cousin Serigne Mbacke,
32, insisted that Mohamadou — who immigrated legally in 2015 — preferred
his adopted country. “We all
love America,” he said.
Mohamadou served two
years in Michigan for gun
possession, sources said.
Tina Moore, Shawn Cohen
This wasn’t the Passover
she had in mind.
An elite yeshiva in Great
Neck, LI, rescinded a girl’s
admission offer because a
student accused her brother
of rape, according to a Nassau County court suit.
The girl’s parents, Yossi
and Lili Ruben, of Queens,
are now suing the
$30,000-a-year
North Shore Hebrew
Academy
and its principal,
Dr.
Daniel
J.
Vitow, for unjustly rescinding
her acceptance.
The girl was initially given a letter of admission to the school in
March 2017, the suit states.
But that offer was abruptly
pulled after the fuming father of a girl who had previously accused Ruben’s
brother of rape called Vitow
(inset) to object, court
papers state.
Ruben’s brother was arrested on June 17, 2016, after
a student at the yeshiva accused him of raping her, according to the complaint.
But the Queens District
Attorney’s Office declined to
prosecute the case the very
next day, and all charges
against the boy were tossed,
the suit states.
The DA “purged the arrest event from its files, the
minor’s record was sealed
and the fingerprints and
mug shots were destroyed,”
the case states.
But despite that exoneration, Vitow still opted to retract the admission for the
boy’s sister.
“He should be ashamed of
himself,” Yossi Ruben told
The Post. “She did nothing
wrong.”
Vitow told Ruben’s mother that
the girl’s father
alerted him to the
rape accusation
“and
that
he
would no longer
be accepting her
daughter,”
the
complaint states.
“When I accepted your
daughter to the school, I did
not know that there was a
discussion of your son raping
a girl,” Vitow told Yossi Ruben in a subsequent phone
call, according to the suit.
“And when I found out
about it, I made a judgment
call that it’s not good to have
that situation in the school.
That is my right as principal
at the school,” Vitow said,
according to court papers.
“She took this very hard,”
Ruben said of his daughter,
who was forced to enroll
elsewhere.
An attorney for the
school, Christopher Gegwich, did not return a call
for comment. Vitow also
did not comment.
A ‘LINK’ TO HIS GRIEF
Eight months after the death of Linkin Park singer Chester Ben­
nington (inset), the group’s co­lead singer Mike Shinoda (far right) an­
nounced Thursday he will release a solo album, “Post Traumatic,” on June 15. In January, he released a “Post Traumatic EP — “a powerful, a powerful, stream­of­consciousness expression of unvarnished grief.” Variety
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By KEVIN FASICK
and MAX JAEGER
The judge caught repeatedly vaping in court on
Wednesday appeared to be
jonesing for a fix a day
later, as he fidgeted and
chomped on gum rather
than puffing his pen.
The Post spied Brooklyn
Supreme Court Justice Vincent Del Giudice taking
surreptitious rips from his
vaporizer — which under
state law is illegal indoors
— during the murder trial
of accused “Brooklyn Ripper” Daniel St. Hubert.
He should have faced a
PUFF DAY AT THE OFFICE: Brooklyn judge Vincent Del Giudice trades a vape pen for a sour mood Wednesday.
$1,000 fine under the
state’s Clean Indoor Air
Act — which was expanded
in 2017 to cover vaporizers.
But the city’s Health Department is refusing to
charge him, claiming that
photos showing him holding the device do not
prove he inhaled.
“Our inspectors need to
witness a violation in
order to issue a summons,”
agency
spokeswoman
Stephanie Buhle said.
“A photo isn’t sufficient.
However, we will treat
your inquiry as a complaint, which our inspectors will look into.”
Del Giudice will, however, have to answer to an
administrative judge for
his lawbreaking, according
to a rep from the Office of
Court Administration.
“We were unaware of the
situation and it will be
addressed,” said agency
spokesman Lucian Chalfen.
“He will be spoken to by the
administrative judge for the
criminal term in Brooklyn.”
Sally Brompton
 ARIES
(March 21-April 20)
Try not to let your feelings get
the better of you today, because
once the influence of the current
full moon begins to wane you
may wonder why you allowed
yourself to get so emotional.
Give others the benefit of the
doubt if they annoy you.
 TAURUS
(April 21-May 21)
You may not take kindly to what
someone tells you today but
don't get worked up about it. It
probably isn't of much
significance in the greater
scheme of things, so let it pass
and focus instead on what
makes you happy - your friends
and your family.
 GEMINI
(May 22-June 21)
Some things you can do on your
own and some things you need
to get help with and so long as
you know which is which you
won't have any problems today.
If, however, you get them mixed
Any ensuing punishment
will depend on the administrative judge’s ruling.
OCA had not yet set a date
for the hearing.
Del Giudice, who chewed
gum and fidgeted with pens
during several hours of
closing statements Thursday, declined to comment.
mjaeger@nypost.com
 CANCER
(June 22-July 23)
As the approaching full moon
cuts across the family and career
axis of your chart the next few
days will be crucial for both
your home life and your work.
Whatever happens you must not
let the pressure get to you. Stay
calm and you will survive!
 LEO
(July 24-Aug. 23)
If you are feeling a bit down at
the moment you must find ways
to snap out of it. Get out into the
world and get involved in what's
going on in your environment.
The more active you are the less
time you will have to dwell on
so-called "problems".
 VIRGO
(Aug. 24-Sept. 23)
Keep your purse or wallet
securely fastened over the next
few days because the approaching
full moon will bring lots of
temptation. If you splash out now
you will most likely regret it later
on when you are in need of cash
but don't have any left.
 LIBRA
(Sept. 24-Oct. 23)
As tomorrow's full moon occurs
in your birth sign it is quite
likely that you will say or do
something that puts you at odds
with other people. If it happens,
it happens. Don't hate yourself
for it - you'll find ways to make
amends later on.
 SCORPIO
(Oct. 24-Nov. 22)
A Queens man collected
his dead mother’s government benefits for 18 years,
receiving $150,000 off the
deception, according to a
new criminal complaint.
Mark Hodge, 60, had allegedly collected his mom’s
Social Security, Veterans
Affairs and US Office of
Personnel
Management
benefits to the tune of
$154,107 since her death in
1999, the Brooklyn federal
complaint charges.
In October 2016, Hodge
told the Social Security Administration his mother
“was in the hospital,” court
documents alleged.
An investigator went to
the Farmingdale, LI, cemetery where Hodge’s father is
buried — and learned his
mother has been resting by
his father’s side for years.
Hodge, an MTA employee, appeared in Brooklyn federal court Thursday
afternoon and was released
on $50,000 bond.
He faces up to 10 years in
prison if convicted.
Priscilla DeGregory
Daily Horoscope
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everything twice.
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It may seem as if time is running
out and that you won't possibly
be able to do all the things you
promised to do, but don't sweat
it. Do the most important thing
first and do it well. After that,
everything else should fit nicely
into place.
 SAGITTARIUS
(Nov. 23 - Dec. 21)
People you usually get along
with well may be a bit touchy
over the next few days, but don't
make an issue of it. And don't
wind them up for the fun of it
either. There is a time and place
for your offbeat brand of humor
- and this isn't it!
 CAPRICORN
(Dec. 22 - Jan. 20)
Don't worry if you appear to be
losing ground to rivals on the
work front. Most likely it isn't
true but even if it is you will catch
up with them again later on. Stick
to the course you have chosen
and give it time to bear fruit.
 AQUARIUS
(Jan. 21 - Feb. 19)
In any and all conversations
today you must stick to the facts
- because the moment you veer
from the truth, even slightly, is
the moment when you lose the
debate. You don't need to make
things up - you're on the
winning side already.
 PISCES
(Feb. 20-Mar. 20)
Honesty is essential in all your
activities now but especially
when making deals that could
cost you a lot of money if they
go wrong. Remember that it is
not just your investment that is
at stake but other people's too so err on the side of caution.
BIRTHDAY FRIDAY
Your aim for the coming
year must be to get more
involved: in relationships, in
family affairs, in your career
and, most of all, in issues
that matter on a higher
level. The world needs your
passion and power. Give as
much as you can.
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FABOLOUS
Jerseyite turns himself in.
VS staffer:
I got groped
A Bronx woman says lingerie store Victoria’s Secret
encouraged her and other
female employees to wear
provocative clothes to work
— only to turn a blind eye
when they were sexually assaulted by a customer.
Atedhetare Mulaj, 23, says
supervisors at the VS in the
Mall at Bay Plaza in The
Bronx ignored her complaints after a customer
groped her and other employees.
Victoria’s Secret didn’t
immediately return a call
requesting comment.
Kaja Whitehouse
Volkswagen has “lots” of diesel cars to
deal with, as these photos of a VW
“graveyard” in Victoriaville, Calif., show.
In what has been dubbed the “Great
Diesel Dupe,” the German automaker
in April of last year was sentenced to
three years of probation after pleading
guilty to three felony counts for having
circumvented the emissions-control
systems in US diesel vehicles sold since
2009, leading to the resignation of the
company’s CEO.
As part of its guilty plea, VW paid
$4.3 billion in federal penalties and
must buy back or fix 85 percent of the
vehicles involved by June 2019.
So far, Volkswagen AG has paid more
than $7.4 billion to buy back 350,000 US
diesel vehicles through mid-February,
and it has been storing hundreds of
thousands of fume-spewing lemons
around the United States for months.
Wire Services
Photos: Reuters
Hip-hop artist Fabolous
was busted for allegedly assaulting the mother of his
children.
The “Into You” rapper, 40,
turned himself in to police
on
domestic-violence
charges Wednesday night in
Englewood,
NJ,
TMZ
reported Thursday.
The artist, whose real
name is John David Jackson,
lives in Englewood with his
girlfriend, Emily Bustamante.
The gal pal called police
and told them Fabolous had
hit her.
The rapper arrived at the
police station house with his
lawyer and was charged with
aggravated assault and making a terroristic threat, both
felonies. He was given a
ticket for a court appearance.
Bustamante and Fabolous
have two children together,
ages 2 and 10.
Wednesday night, Fabolous posted an Instagram
video with the message,
“2018 tryna break my heart”
and an emoji of a broken
heart.
Lia Eustachewich
nypost.com
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Lowest obesity among NY’s ethnicities
By CARL CAMPANILE
Kimchi really is a superfood!
New York’s Asian population —
well known for healthy eating habits — are the city’s thinnest demographic group, according to a new
Health Department Survey.
Just 36 percent of Asians say they
are overweight or obese, compared
with 51 percent of whites, 66 percent of blacks and 68 percent of
Latinos in the Big Apple.
Broken down further, KoreanAmericans have the lowest overweight/obesity rate, with just one in
five saying they were too heavy.
Among Chinese folks, the rate
was 30 percent, and with Filipinos
it was 33. South Asians (Indian,
Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Nepali) had
weight similar to whites, with half
reporting being obese or overweight, the Health Department survey found.
Part of the reason that Asian New
Yorkers said they were so trim may
have stemmed from the fact they
also reported staying away from
booze.
Asians had the lowest rate of
binge drinking — about one in 10 —
compared with 24 percent for
whites, 18 percent for Latinos and
13 percent for blacks, according to
the data.
But despite their thin frames, only
65 percent of Asians said they were
in good health, lowest of any group.
That was largely because only
56 percent of Chinese — by far the
largest part of the Asian component
— classified themselves as in top
shape.
By comparison, 86 percent of
whites, 80 percent of blacks and 68
percent of Latinos said they were
healthy.
There are now 1.2 million New
Yorkers of Asian descent in the city,
a 53 percent increase since 2000,
and they account for 14 percent of
the city’s total population.
Nearly half are Chinese, 20 percent are Indian, 8 percent are
Korean, 7 percent Filipino and 17
percent other Asian (including
Japanese and Vietnamese).
About 14 percent of Asians
smoke. But Asian men were five
times more likely to smoke than
women — 23 percent versus 4 percent.
Last year, the Health Department
published its first study analyzing
the health of the Big Apple’s Latino
population and found that Puerto
Ricans were worse off health-wise
than other Hispanic residents.
“In general, Latinos of Puerto
Rican heritage [whether born in
Puerto Rico or not] are more likely
to have more adverse outcomes,”
said Dr. Mary Bassett, the health
commissioner.
carl.campanile@nypost.com
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state bureaucrats gave them a
few more feet of height.
Everything about Cuomo’s
Midtown blitzkrieg reeks of
malice toward his hated rival de
Blasio, contempt for city-dwellers — and stupidity.
The area needs no help from
him. It isn’t decayed and dangerous 1980s Times Square but
a thriving district of office and
apartment buildings, bustling
hotels, Macy’s, Manhattan Mall
and Madison Square Garden.
Andrew, hands off the Big Apple — your onetime home that
you’d throw under the bus to get
your name on a train station.
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to improve
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wrote in a post on Instagram.
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you have my love, support and
vote.”
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co-star Kim Cattrall, which re-
portedly led to the scrapping of
plans for a third “Sex” movie.
Kristin Davis, who played
Charlotte on the iconic HBO series, had already given her endorsement on March 19, the same
day Nixon announced her first
run for public office.
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Miranda for governor.
“Sex and the City” star Sarah
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co-star Cynthia Nixon in her primary race against Gov. Cuomo on
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streets around Penn Station
isn’t only an outrageous trampling on City Hall’s right to decide neighborhood destinies.
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pay for a new station shows
how little Cuomo understands
about business, real-estate development or the island of Manhattan.
Building a new Tappan Zee
Bridge with $4 billion the state
doesn’t have made Cuomo aspire to be another Robert
Moses. But his planning-czar
ambitions more closely resemble those of Italy’s fascist-era
dictator Benito Mussolini, who
took time off from invading
Ethiopia to build totalitarianstyle white-elephant projects
around Rome.
Union- and special-interestscoddling Cuomo made things
worse in Appalachia-like upstate, with scandal-ridden development schemes in Buffalo,
Syracuse and Utica, a disastrous
film studio in DeWitt and a flop
casino in the Finger Lakes area.
Now, Benito Cuomo would
apply the same entrepreneurial
genius to the blocks between
Sixth and Eighth avenues and
between 32nd and 34th streets,
as well as to parts of West 30th
Street. To pay for improvements
to Penn Station, Cuomo wants
the Empire State Development
Corp. to usurp the city’s role in
planning within the district.
Revenue from giant new office
buildings would pay for a “new”
station.
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at backpedaling after pols of
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MAUREEN
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O
N Wednesday, after conflicts over how far and fast
to privatize the US Department of Veterans Affairs,
President Trump fired Veterans
Affairs Secretary David Shulkin,
nominating his White House
doctor and active-duty Navy
physician Dr. Ronny Jackson
to replace him.
In an op-ed published that
same day in The New York
Times, Shulkin wrote glowingly of the great improvements made during his
tenure. But as many veterans tell The Post, much
remains deeply broken.
In August, after I wrote
about the experiences my
father and I had with the
dysfunctional VA upon
his cancer diagnosis, in
2013, I was deluged with
calls and e-mails from
veterans and their loved
ones.
Each had singular
horror stories. Each remains desperate for
help.
The VA itself is a labyrinthine
institution,
seemingly designed to
keep fatal mistakes hidden and no one accountable. You can Google no
shortage of scandals, from
suicides and deaths due to falsified wait times to accidental
HIV exposures to the 73-year-old
veteran who died in 2016 after
maggots were found in his surgical wound.
After each scandal, the requisite resignations follow, along
with vague promises that, from
now on, things will be different.
As thousands of veterans and
their families can attest, they are
not.
Here are three of their stories.
‘I WOKE UP
DURING SURGERY’
I
N April 2014, Gulf War veteran
Chris Kornkven, 52, had total
knee-replacement surgery at
his VA hospital in Grand Junction, Colo. This, he says, was four
months after he’d shown up in agony at the VA’s emergency room.
“I woke up on the table while
they’re pounding on my knee,”
Kornkven says.
He felt no pain but was
alarmed.
“My whole body was shaking,”
he recalls. “I said, ‘I hope to hell
they know what they’re doing,’
and put my head down.”
Kornkven didn’t file a com-
plaint for fear his follow-up treatments would be delayed or his
file would disappear. He spent a
couple of days more in the hospital.
“By night two, I was in so much
pain I was in tears,” he says. “I
was thinking of calling 911 to
come and get me out of there.”
Kornkven served in Saudi Arabia in 1991 and dates his ailments,
which include fatigue, intestinal
issues, memory loss and major
joint pain, to exposure to decimated oil fields and other toxic
chemicals. But, he says, the VA
knows little about the disorder
vaguely known as Gulf War syndrome and has conducted no major research.
In fact, Kornkven had to tell his
nurses and doctors what he could
and could not be prescribed.
“A lot of Gulf War vets, we’re allergic to a lot of medications,” he
says. Even aspirin will cause his
lips to split and his body to swell.
Kornkven has spent nearly the
past four years fighting with the
VA for billing his private insurer
more than $12,000.
This is what’s called the Choice
program, which allows veterans
to seek care in the private sector
if the VA cannot treat them — but
in this case, the VA treated
Kornkven.
In August 2016, Kornkven filed
a Freedom of Information Act request for documents related to
his case. Included was this exchange:
“My suggestion is . . . to make
this our last communication with
Mr. Kornkven on these issues,”
VA staffer Paul Sweeney e-mailed
Marc Magill, then-director of the
Grand Junction VA, on May 10,
2016.
“We have only done that with a
handful of veterans since I’ve
been here, but it would seem appropriate in this case, although it
might be painful in the media for
a while.”
David Shulkin, not yet secretary
of Veterans Affairs, was cc’d on
parts of this thread. On May 28,
2016, Shulkin wrote an e-mail asking, “Can we make sure his billing
issue is being looked into.”
Nearly one year later, Kornkven
is still fighting.
As for his fellow Gulf War veterans, Kornkven says he believes
fewer than 1,000 of them are
being treated by the VA, “because of the incredible level of
denial.”
‘IT’S LIKE GETTING
MEDICAL CARE AT
THE POST OFFICE’
P
ATRICK Nolan is a 75-yearold retired Army colonel. During his 40 years of service, he
was stationed in Laos, Iraq and
Kuwait and also became the first
full-time dental surgeon for the
Army National Guard.
His introduction to the VA
heath-care system dates to his retirement in 2006.
“I started to be very fatigued,”
Nolan says. He went to the Miami
VA, where the doctor ordered
bloodwork. He diagnosed Nolan
as iron deficient and prescribed
B-12 injections.
Nolan’s fatigue got worse. He estimates he returned to his VA “at
least four or five times” and was
I was furious . . . Furious.
[The VA] was aware of all that
and they hired him anyway . . .
violating federal law!
— the daughter of Army veteran Richard Hopkins
—
—
—
given the same diagnosis. Nine
months in, after pushing back hard,
Nolan finally saw a cardiologist.
“Within 15 minutes of getting
the pinprick, [the doctor] said,
‘How are you still standing?’ ”
Nolan was bleeding internally.
He had a tumor so large, he says, it
“was just about to break out of my
colon. The VA almost killed me.”
In 2009, Nolan came across an
article that revealed his VA facility
had infected five veterans with
HIV, eight with hepatitis C and
one with hepatitis B, all through
improperly cleaned colonoscopy
equipment.
The time frame overlaps with
Nolan’s diagnosis, and he believes
his VA put the brakes on colonoscopies — which would have diagnosed him sooner — while they
tried to figure out what happened.
Nolan was so upset he went to
see local Congresswoman Ileana
Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.). “I spoke to
an assistant to an assistant,” he
says. “A couple of months later, I
got a form letter: ‘Our veterans receive the finest care, blah, blah,
blah’ . . . It totally pissed me off.”
He thinks “100 percent that [the]
VA should be abolished and all veterans be given an insurance card to
go wherever they want for care.”
FOUR BRAIN
SURGERIES IN
FOUR WEEKS
I
N July 2017, 65-year-old Army
veteran Richard Hopkins went
to his Iowa City VA after suffering memory loss and absence
seizures.
His daughter Amy, a nurse in
the private sector, went with him.
“That would have been our
first contact with Dr. Schneider,”
she says.
Unbeknownst to Amy and her
dad — but known to his VA hospital — Dr. John Henry Schneider
allegedly had left a trail of human
carnage in his wake, including accusations of mistakes in surgery
that left one patient a paraplegic
and another without bowel and
bladder control. Schneider has
been the subject of more than 24
malpractice claims and settlements, and in 2014, the state of
Wyoming stripped him of his
medical license.
(As of December 2017, he was
still licensed in Montana.)
Yet Schneider, Amy says, was
the neurosurgeon assigned to remove her father’s brain tumor.
As Amy recalls, her dad — an
otherwise healthy man and lifelong physical laborer — had his
first surgery on July 24. That
night, he began bleeding and
clotting where the tumor had
been and was suffering paralysis
on his left side.
Schneider performed a second
surgery within 48 hours of the
first.
“Coming out of the second surgery, he was worse,” Amy says. A
CT scan showed yet another
bleed, and Schneider told her
they’d have to do a third surgery
fast.
After Schneider performed the
third surgery, her dad was put on
a ventilator. He had tubes everywhere — a central line through
his groin, a tracheostomy tube
for nutrition. He now also had
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(below), who died after being treated by a doctor
who had faced more than 24 malpractice claims.
pneumonia, a collapsed lung and
blood clots in both legs. He began having seizures.
Other doctors and nurses in
the ICU approached Amy, telling
her that her dad, in essence, was
on life support.
Now facing a fourth surgery,
Amy called for a care conference
— which at the VA means the patient, family and/or health-care
advocate can sit with providers
on their case and demand to
know possible treatment plans,
outcomes and risk factors. (In
Amy’s case, she asked the nursing staff to set it up, which they
did.)
Her dad went in for that fourth
surgery, also performed by
Schneider. He emerged with a
deep brain infection that could
not be cured and constant seizures.
“On August 23, we made the
decision,” Amy says. Her dad was
taken off life support and died 45
minutes later.
Then, a few days before
Thanksgiving, Amy got a call
from Donovan Slack, a reporter
at USA Today. Slack told Amy
about the malpractice claims
against Schneider and his revoked medical license.
“I was furious,” Amy says. “Furious. Iowa was aware of all that
and they hired him anyway . . . violating federal law!” USA Today
reported that Schneider included
the malpractice allegations and
license revocation on his VA application.
The newspaper also found that
from 2014 to 2015, the VA fired at
least 126 doctors or nurses for
malpractice — yet helped approximately 75 percent of them
cover up such malpractice so
they could find jobs in the private medical sector.
Schneider was allowed to resign rather than be fired.
In a letter to Iowa Sen. Joni
Ernst dated Dec. 21, 2017,
then-VA Secretary David Shulkin
wrote: “Dr. Schneider is no longer a VA employee. In addition,
we have issued new policy to ensure full compliance with the law
and a national review to verify
that this policy is being implemented correctly.”
Yet no one knows what this
new policy is, or its protocols, or
how the “national review” is
structured or who is in charge or
who is accountable.
No one knows how the Iowa
VA was allowed to break federal
law in hiring a doctor whose license had been revoked, or what,
if any, consequences there will
be, or how many other unlicensed doctors are out there
right now, treating veterans at
the VA.
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OHN Bolton is at the
nexus of Russia’s interference in our democracy
and the NRA’s reckless
agenda”: The sentence is so bonkers, so pristine in its conspiratorial insanity that it should one
day grace a Museum of Natural
History exhibit on early-21st
century US politics.
Yet it wasn’t from an anonymous troll, or some Hollywood
figure with tons of followers but
little common sense. It was
tweeted by National Security
Action — an outfit run by former top Obama officials.
Described by The Washington
Post as a “political strike force,”
this NSA is a coterie of veterans
from the Obama White House
and Hillary Clinton’s campaign,
acting as a shadow government
to weaponize foreign-policy ‘Strike force’: Susan Rice and Ben Rhodes are pushing partisan attacks.
disputes. It’s a fever-swamp-incouncil? What about Tom Doni- Obama is the echo chamber reverexile.
And it exemplifies everything lon, who held Bolton’s job under berating to save its legacy project.
In The New York Times this
that’s wrong with top Demo- Obama? Susan Rice and Samancrats’ partisan madness in the tha Power, who, like Bolton, are week, Sherman excoriated Bolprevious US ambassadors to the ton as a warmonger for wanting
Age of Trump.
The co-chairs are Ben Rhodes United Nations? They, too, serve to tear up the deal: “The march
to military conflict will be hard
and Jake Sullivan. Rhodes, you’ll on the advisory council.
If you want to to stop, especially with Mr. Bolrecall, was the
ton leading the National Security
understand
reckless novice
what’s behind this Council.” With the deal in place,
Barack Obama
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rabid
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made a top adMANDEL ship, two other . . . the mullahs pinky-swore:
viser and who
members of the “Iran has committed to never obproceeded to create what he called an “echo council make more sense: Joe taining a nuclear weapon.”
As absurd as this sounds, it’s a
chamber” of lies, distortions and Cirincione and Wendy Sherman.
spin about the Iran nuclear deal Cirincione is a key member of key talking point: If you don’t
for pro-Obama reporters and the “echo chamber.” He’s presi- like the deal, you want war, and
dent of the Ploughshares Fund, a anyway Iran promised.
think-tankers to regurgitate.
On Tuesday, Ernest Moniz, the
Sullivan’s presence atop a con- leftist group that, in the years
spiracist machine is more trou- leading up to the nuke deal, Obama energy secretary also inbling. Unlike Rhodes, he’s funded media (including Na- volved in nuke-deal talks, wrote
knowledgeable, experienced and tional Public Radio) and nuclear in The Boston Globe: “The core
inclined to public service. Had “experts” to whom it distributed of the Iran agreement is an exClinton won the 2016 election, talking points on the nuke deal plicit commitment from Iran
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sian organization. For that, Sulli- — and unchained Tehran’s ter- separate one. In their willingness
van’s group accuses Bolton of ror squads with an infusion of to cross any line to slime public
being “at the nexus of Russia’s cash and a willingness by Obama officials who differ, they are eninterference in our democracy”? to look the other way as they couraging the public to reinterpret their time in office not as a
Is Jake Sullivan really comfort- bloodied up the Middle East.
It’s a national embarrassment. highminded search for truth and
able with this?
Or, for that matter, is former Rhodes, Cirincione and Sher- security but as a series of partisan
exercises soaked in the politics of
Obama Chief of Staff Denis Mc- man couldn’t be prouder of it.
And that’s really what’s going personal destruction.
Donough, who serves on the National Security Action advisory on. The smear of Bolton by Team
Twitter: @SethAMandel
Pro-lifers remain frustrated at the GOP-controlled Congress’ failure to
defund Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, complains Sarah Rumpf at Red State. Republicans, likely “wary of the backlash from Democrats and the media, who would complain” that they’re
“heartlessly cutting medical care to poor women,” included $500 million
in new funding in the latest omnibus spending bill. So Rumpf suggests
“an easy solution”: Transfer the money. Send that $500 million to local
medical clinics that actually provide comprehensive services to the poor.
Texas adopted such a program in 2013, “providing low-income women
with birth control, family planning services and other health care.”
Foreign desk: How Trump Can Score a Major NoKo Deal
If President Trump meets with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, says David
Adesnik at Fox News, it will test the president’s “skills as a dealmaker,
since no one has played American negotiators for fools more consistently
than the North Koreans.” The odds suggest Pyongyang “has no intention of negotiating away its nuclear
arsenal.” But Trump can still get a good deal by avoiding his predecessors’ two mistakes: failing “to keep
maximum pressure on the North in place while negotiating” and a fear of walking away from the table. Yet,
warns Adesnik, “the prospect of a historic breakthrough would tempt any president, especially one
who takes pride” in his negotiating skills. Moreover,
“the chance of gaining a Nobel Peace Prize . . . could
prove tempting.” So to get a good deal, Trump must
show Kim “that we cannot be tempted by a bad one.”
Kim Jong-un
Historian: Remembering the Legacy of Linda Brown
The struggle to end racial segregation did not begin with Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on a bus, The Washington Post’s David Von
Drehle reminds us. And “one of the forgotten figures at the center of that
saga” passed away Monday: Linda Brown Thompson, who “at the other
end of her life” was “a bright, sweethearted child bewildered that she
wasn’t allowed to attend her neighborhood grade school with her white
playmates.” (Ironically, he notes, that school was named for Charles Sumner, a fervent abolitionist and “crusader for human dignity.”) Her father,
the Rev. Oliver Brown, “promised he would stand up for her,” and the
lawsuit that bore his name resulted in the US Supreme Court’s 1954
Brown v. Board of Education decision that finally struck down the doctrine of “separate but equal.”
Health writer: How a Little Blue Pill Changed America
This week marks 20 years since the Food and Drug Administration approved Viagra for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, recalls Reason’s
Mike Riggs. Over the past two decades, that pill has “helped change how
prescription drugs are marketed and shifted public perceptions of what
drugs can and should do.” Though an instant hit, manufacturer Pfizer
“had bigger ambitions,” so it hired former GOP presidential candidate
Bob Dole as a celebrity pitchman. His ads became a model, known as
“condition branding” for what is now “the lifeblood of the drug industry.”
Dole “made it easier for American men to both accept that they were experiencing a problem they could not think their way out of and to seek an
effective remedy.” In the process, Viagra’s success “helped drug companies develop a wildly profitable new advertising model.”
— Compiled by Eric Fettmann
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It appears likely the Iran nuclear deal will not survive past May 12, when
presidential waivers on crippling sanctions expire. Bloomberg’s Eli Lake
predicts that, barring European action, President Trump will pull out of
the deal. And, he adds, “there are strong arguments” for doing so, like the
fact that the deal “is designed to spur a gold rush for America’s allies to
invest in the economy of the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.”
But, he cautions, that “would be a mistake,” though Trump “does deserve
credit for throwing its future into doubt.” As things stand, we’re seeing
“the best of both worlds: Iranian compliance without the international investment Tehran had counted on.” Moreover, ramping up non-nuclear
sanctions will pressure Iran to negotiate meaningful changes.
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Something for the Cabbies
I
n many ways, New York City taxi medallions were the first form of “congestion
pricing” — something worth recognizing
as lawmakers look to impose charges for
driving into much of Manhattan.
Wisely or not, the city sold exclusive
rights to pick up street-hail passengers in
order to thin out a herd of cabs whose competition had grown cutthroat (sometimes
literally).
The value of that right has plummeted as
smartphone technology makes arranging a
car service so convenient. Medallions once
sold for $1 million; this week, an auction
asking $200,000 saw no bids at all.
That’s the lifesavings of some medallion
owners, easily explaining the recent suicides of four city cabbies. Many, many
more are suffering.
The industry would love for the city to
simply outlaw Uber and other app-based
hail services. That won’t happen, nor
should taxpayers simply ride to the rescue
with a mass bailout.
But, as transportation expert Nicole Gelinas points out, the bargain implied in me-
A
‘Le Grand Orange,’ 1944-2018
s one of the finest hitters of his era,
Rusty Staub provided thrills and enjoyment for his teams — including nine
years with the Mets — and their fans.
But his greatest contribution came off the
field: Staub, who died Thursday at 73, gave
back to the cities where he played, especially New York.
In 24 seasons, he was a six-time All-Star,
with 2,716 hits, including 292 home runs and
1,466 RBIs. And he helped power the Mets
to their second pennant in 1973, hitting four
homers in the postseason.
Always a crowd favorite, Staub took it on
himself to learn French while playing for
Montreal, saying he wasn’t doing his job if
he couldn’t communicate with young fans.
That earned the lumbering redhead the
sobriquet “Le Grand Orange,” which stuck
with him even after he left the Expos.
But New York became his adopted hometown. A gourmet chef and wine expert, he
T
dallion sales can still be honored in the
context of any new congestion-pricing
scheme — and should be.
And the fact that the tolls would go to
help bail out the MTA doesn’t justify ignoring this reality.
Word out of Albany is that an early step
in imposing this pricing will be to charge
for-hire vehicles to enter Manhattan south
of 96th Street: something like $2.75 for
Ubers and so on, and $2.50 for yellow cabs.
Medallion holders are outraged, arguing
that they’ve already paid. As Gelinas says,
they have a point.
Indeed, yellow cabs now pay a 50-cent
fee to the MTA on every ride.
There’s still time to fine-tune any toll
scheme on this point: Allow yellow cabs,
say, 10 free trips a day into the congestion
zone in return for the “crude congestionpricing fee” they’ve already paid. (Green
cabs might get three, or five.)
The city might have no legal duty to do
this, but we’re confident that most New
Yorkers will be more than happy to recognize a moral obligation.
opened two restaurants here.
And in 1984 he founded the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit
Fund, which provides lifelong financial and
other assistance to the families of uniformed
officers who’ve fallen in the line of duty.
That fund stepped up after 9/11, even as it
was overwhelmed with the enormous numbers of police officers and firefighters slain
that day.
The next year, he created the Rusty Staub
Foundation, dedicated to helping children
and the hungry. It has raised over $17 million, establishing food pantries and mobile
feeding units in all five boroughs that serve
hundreds of thousands of meals annually.
It has also helped set up centers that provide after-school homework help, nutritioneducation and cooking classes.
Rusty Staub was more than a star athlete;
he was a caring and giving human being
who defined the term “role model.” RIP.
Cuomo’s Sign Obsession
eam Cuomo just can’t play nice with others — even after agreeing to.
Its latest snit: State Transportation Department spokesman Joseph Morrissey this
week announced Albany has “no immediate
plans” to remove 500 “I ♥ New York” highway signs that the feds call a dangerous distraction in violation of highway rules. “Conversations with the Federal Highway Administration,” he said, are “ongoing.”
Uh, that’s not how Washington sees it: On
Monday, FHWA spokesman Doug Hecox insisted New York would “begin removing the
signs next month.”
Cuomo & Co. had seemed to cave in last
month, saying the sign campaign had “run
its useful course” and saving face with talk
of a new version to launch by summer.
That came just a day after DC withheld
$14 million in funds from New York — vowing to restore them if the signs came down
by Sept. 30.
So: Will Team Cuomo cooperate or not?
(A spokeswoman for the governor did not
return a request for comment.)
Gov. Cuomo has dragged out this battle for
half a decade — risking federal aid and perhaps jeopardizing motorists’ safety, too.
Meanwhile, the signs (at a whopping
$15,000 each) provide so little info, they
can’t do much to promote tourism.
The root of the gov’s obsession here may
be that he can’t seem to do any better when
it comes to providing an economic boost.
An Extreme-Violence Fix:
Scrapping the Right to Guns

Retired Supreme Court
Justice John Paul Stevens
wants
the
Second
Amendment repealed,
which he based partially
on the March for Our
Lives protest (“Ex-Supreme: Nix 2nd Amendment,” March 29).
Maybe those who are
tired of protests, the
biased press and freedom
of speech and religion
should march to repeal
the First Amendment.
Amendments
Three
through Twenty-Seven
can be addressed at a
later date. Robert Neglia
The Bronx

Justice
Stevens’ New
York Times op-ed on repealing
the
Second
Amendment shows why
he was unqualified to be
a member of the Supreme Court. He had
preconceived
notions
throughout his career.
The Second Amendment is necessary because of the possibility of
a volatile and lawless
America, combined with
lawmakers who openly
disregard our laws (like
our comrade Mayor de
Blasio).
THE ISSUE: Retired Justice John Paul Stevens’ column
in favor of repealing the Second Amendment.
John Paul Stevens
Remember that in Nazi
Germany, the government
disarmed Jewish citizens
to the point that they
could not protect themselves against a murderous regime — and the rest
is history. Don’t think it
can’t happen in America.
We need non-intrusive
sensors at school entrances with armed law
enforcement, an age restriction of 25 for buying
firearms and a national
registry for the mentally
ill.
Elio Valenti
Brooklyn

To put it respectfully,
Justice Stevens is just carrying the liberals’ water.
In 1929, Joseph Stalin
disarmed portions of the
Soviet population, and he
went on to murder millions of people.
Next time you hear
someone in government
talking about gun control, remember whose interest they’re protecting.
Michael Hersh
Fords, NJ

It is absurd to say we
must have gun control.
Once someone has a lethal weapon, he or she
can kill with it.
The only solution is to
change our culture of violence. If there are no
more guns, there will be
no more gun violence.
Errol Segal
Woodside
 If US citizens were disarmed, the number of
home invasions in America would become catastrophic.
CG Good
Conover, NC
Trump’s $pending Shift

Saddling future Americans with massive debt is
theft (“I’ll veto! [Next
time!]” March 24).
When the Tea Party
rose up to object to this
intergenerational theft, it
was called racist by the
news media and targeted
by the IRS.
In response, voters sent
an “outsider,” Donald
Trump, to drain the Washington swamp. But his
signing of a 2,000-page
spending bill that will add
another $1 trillion to our
national debt shows he
has now been defeated.
The spending plan again
shows the American people that it doesn’t matter
THE ISSUE: President Trump’s decision to sign the
$1.3 trillion budget, which he had threatened to veto.
how they vote or what action they take. The federal
government will not respond to citizens’ demands. Lauren Stevens
Queens
deal, he told his base, “If
you don’t like your president, you don’t have to
keep your president.”
Mike Reynolds
Tarrytown

Trump said he would
never sign another bill
like the omnibus bill, no
matter what. He may be
right.
After the midterms,
when the Democrats start
the impeachment process, he’s not going to be
around to sign any bills.
By signing the budget

Who among these 535
so-called leaders in congress even read the 2,232page bill? No one.
These
congressmen
have adopted the Nancy
Pelosi approach to the
legislative process: Pass
it first, then we’ll find out
what’s in it.
Earl Beal
Terre Haute, Ind.
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P
RESIDENT Trump is a dominant presence in our public
life, although one his adversaries have trouble accepting
and processing.
The left is still looking for scapegoats for his 2016 victory and the
coterie of critics on the right —
loosely referred to as NeverTrump
— often sound like they are in denial. I’m friends with many of
these NeverTrumpers, admire
most of them and have been numbered among them.
It’d be much better, obviously, if
the president didn’t conduct his
administration like a reality TV
show run by a mercurial and
cruel executive producer. Indeed,
most of the fears of how Trump
would act in office have been realized
(everyone
would’ve
thought Jeb Bush was crazy if
he’d predicted a President Trump
would fire a high-level Cabinet
official via Twitter).
Yet we shouldn’t buy into the
fantasy that Trump is going to disappear into thin air, or that Trumpism can be blithely dismissed so
the party can return to what some
NeverTrumpers believe constituted the status quo ante.
A serious primary challenge is
not in the offing. For that to
change, it would probably take a
smoking-gun revelation in the
Mueller probe or some other jawdropping scandal, plus a significant political betrayal. And if
Trump crashes and burns, it’s
doubtful the 2020 nomination
would be worth having.
This means that Trump’s welfare is inextricably caught up
with the party’s.
The hold that Trump has on the
GOP has a lot to do with his mesmerizing circus act, but it’s more
than that. He’s been loyal to his
coalition on judges, social-conservative causes and gun rights.
His desperation to get a border
wall speaks to his genuine desire
to deliver on a signature promise.
The same is true of his tariffs this
year.
The last two items underline
Trump’s heterodoxy, although he
isn’t as ideologically aberrant as
NeverTrumpers would have it.
Republicans have never won
running on textbook libertarian
economics denuded of any popu-
rich
lowry
list appeal, or an idealistic foreign policy devoid of a hardheaded focus on the national interest and a Jacksonian element.
(If the Iraq war had been sold at
the inception as entirely a democratizing enterprise, it would
never have gained sufficient political support.)
In his 1965 mayoral campaign,
Bill Buckley found his constituency among outer-borough Archie Bunker-type voters, a preview of Reagan Democrats; if
Donald Trump’s father Fred
voted in that race it’s easy to
imagine him pulling the lever for
Buckley.
Ronald Reagan wouldn’t have
been the potent figure he was in
the late 1970s if he hadn’t
pounded away at the premier
populist-nationalism issue of the
time, resistance to giving up the
Panama Canal: “We bought it.
We built it. We paid for it. It’s
ours.”
Even George H.W. Bush beat
Michael Dukakis in 1992 not as a
WASPy establishmentarian but
on the strength of the flag, the
Pledge of Allegiance and crime,
especially the emotive Willie
Horton case.
We can argue about what role
populism and nationalism should
have in conservative politics, but
that they have a place, and always
have, is undeniable.
Trump’s presidency so far has
been a shotgun marriage between the off-the-shelf GOP
agenda and his own impulses on
immigration and trade, when,
ideally, there would have been a
more fully thought-out and integrated conservative populism.
Trump is not seriously engaged
enough to drive this himself,
while congressional Republicans
lack interest in immigration restriction and oppose Trump on
trade. But make no mistake: On
immigration and China trade,
Trump is closer to the national
Republican consensus than his
conservative detractors.
A realistic attitude to Trump involves acknowledging both his
flaws and how he usefully departs from a tired Reagan nostalgia. By all means, criticize him
when he’s wrong. But don’t pretend that he’s just going away, or
that he’s a wild outlier in the contemporary GOP.
Twitter: @RichLowry
‘
It’s hard to figure out the “actual” incidence of
a condition that cannot be objectively verified.
man presents a range of views on the
pros and cons of stimulants for children. One mother, an African-American special-education teacher who
was convinced that ADHD drugs
were used far too readily as “an instant cure” for the behavior problems
of “little black boys,” adamantly rejected them for her son. He is now a
musical artist manager who takes Adderall, saying it “definitely does help
you to be a better capitalist.”
Another mother thinks her son
might not have finished high school
without the Adderall he began taking
in third grade. Now a college student
and a budding artist, he’s angry about
all the pills he had to swallow, even
while acknowledging they helped
him focus.
The people in the documentary
who continued or began taking prescription stimulants as adults generally report that the drugs did what
they were supposed to do, helping
them excel in school and at work.
“Side effects may include being
awesome at everything,” jokes a software engineer, who says his professional achievements would’ve been
impossible without Adderall. “That
’
concedes Lawrence Diller, a pediatrician who wrote a book about Ritalin.
“But ultimately, too large a group of
people become addicted, so it becomes unacceptable for society to
put this much speed out there.”
In 2016, according to the National
Survey on Drug Use and Health, 18.4
million Americans used prescription
stimulants, both legally and illegally.
Based on their responses to survey
questions, about 3 percent of them
experienced a “substance use disorder.” The corresponding number for
drinkers was 9 percent.
Even more than addiction, “Take
Your Pills” invites us to worry about
the “hypercompetitive order” that
pushes people toward stimulants,
which UC-Berkeley political theorist
Wendy Brown thinks may deprive us
of “creativity, art [and] extraordinary
moments of human connection.”
But these are quintessentially personal matters best left to the individuals directly concerned. As an Adderallassisted college student interviewed
by Klayman says, “It’s kind of just a
balance you have to figure out.”
Jacob Sullum is a senior editor at
Reason and a syndicated columnist.
nypost.com
NeverTrump Delusions
HEN Eben Britton received a prescription for Adderall along with a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the former
NFL player’s wife says in the new Netflix documentary “Take Your
Pills,” she believed he had “a medical issue that was being treated.” By
contrast, when she and her friends used Adderall as a study aid in college, “I
looked at it basically as abuse.”
Those clashing views of the prescription amphetamine mixture reflect our
culture’s ambivalence toward drugs that affect mood and cognition. With a
few historical exceptions that straddle work and play, Americans prefer to
treat psychoactive substances as medicines, dispensed only with clearance
from a doctor who certifies that we need them. ADHD, a fuzzily defined
“mental disorder” that many critics think is overdiagnosed, plays havoc with
the false assurances of that approach.
According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and
JACOB
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, ADHD is “a persistent pattern of
SULLUM
inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with funcmight be because I have really severe
tioning or development.”
At least some symptoms are sup- ADHD and have a hard time perposed to appear by age 12, but ADHD forming in the ways needed, or it
isn’t just for kids anymore. While some might be because it was jet fuel and it
6 million American children (nearly 1 got me where I needed to go. I don’t
in 10) have been diagnosed with try to draw a line between those.”
The question is whether anyone
ADHD, the vast majority of people taking ADHD medications like Adderall, needs to be drawing that line. Although the law pretends otherwise,
Ritalin and Vyvanse are adults.
This raises a couple of concerns drug use that improves someone’s
highlighted by “Take Your Pills.” Are life, whether by helping him produce
too many kids taking the pharmaceuti- or by helping him unwind, doesn’t becal equivalent of speed? Are adults pre- come “abuse” in the absence of a doctending to have ADHD so they can get tor’s note. Why not let adults make
drugs to boost attentiveness and pro- their own decisions about whether
ductivity? The answer to both ques- the benefits of drugs like Adderall
tions is probably yes, although it’s hard outweigh the risks?
“Take Your Pills” plays up the risks,
to figure out the “actual” incidence of a
condition that cannot be objectively but the results are less than terrifying. “Most people can use amphetverified.
To her credit, director Alison Klay- amine without becoming addicted,”
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Heating Degree days yesterday..............14
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Trump guru pitches turnaround to theme park
EXCLUSIVE
By JOSH KOSMAN
SeaWorld Entertainment,
desperately wanting to rehabilitate its image and reverse
an extended decline in attendance, has interviewed
two Facebook-savvy marketing experts — both with ties
to the Trump campaign, The
Post has learned.
Brad Parscale, the bearded
digital guru behind President Trump’s 2016 election
victory, and Cambridge Analytica both vied for the job
— although CA recently
dropped out, sources said.
However, Parscale remains in the running,
sources said.
Both marketers pitched
SeaWorld the same controversial, Facebook-focused
tactics that appeared to give
Trump an edge in the 2016
election.
Parscale, in his pitch, told
SeaWorld brass the 2013
documentary “Blackfish” —
an exposé on alleged animal
cruelty at SeaWorld — “had
bad effects” — but that they
could be reversed with a
deft marketing touch.
“We need to figure out the
right audiences, against
which to place the right advertisements, which can be
proven to drive a measurable increase in park atten-
‘Sea’ sick
SeaWorld’s dip into the dark side, including
sizing up Cambridge Analytica and Trump
digital guru Brad Parscale (right) to boost
business, doesn’t reflect well on the
growth-challenged company.
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dance,” Parscale wrote in his
pitch, a copy of which was
obtained by The Post.
In the pitch, Parscale invoked the micro-targeted
Facebook ad strategies that
he claims won Trump the
presidency.
Cambridge Analytica con-
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firmed to The Post that it is
no longer in the running for
the SeaWorld contract.
“We were invited to pitch
digital marketing services to
boost ticket sales at parks,” a
Cambridge
Analytica
spokesman said. “We were
not hired.”
In the wake of the “Blackfish” scandal, SeaWorld attendance is down. It fell 5.5
percent last year and 3.3 percent the prior year. It is
down 15 percent from 2012
— the year prior to the documentary’s release.
SeaWorld declined to
comment on any possible effort to hire crisis consultants, saying it “talks with
and is pitched by dozens of
agencies for a host of services every year.”
Parscale declined to comment.
San
Antonio-based
Parscale Strategies, which
also was recently named to
head Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign, would charge
roughly $40,000 a month
plus a 2.5 percent commission on ads the firm places,
one source close to the situation said.
To reverse the attendance
declines, Parscale believes
the first step is “specifically
determining who SeaWorld
audiences should be —
down to the individual,” the
marketing wizard wrote in
his pitch.
Phase Two is “trialing dozens of concepts for advertising across multiple channels
to find ads we can prove
work,” he said in the pitch.
SeaWorld investor Hill
Path Capital, whose boss,
Scott Ross, sits on the theme
park’s board, has been pushing for big changes at the
parks operator, sources said.
Ross’ firm acquired a 15
percent stake in SeaWorld
for an average of $17.60 a
share, according to an April
2017 public filing.
SeaWorld’s shares closed
Thursday at $14.83, up 7
cents.
jkosman@nypost.com
F’book split from data partners pops stock
By NICOLAS VEGA
Facebook shares rebounded Thursday, bringing at least a temporary end
to a weeks-long slide for the beleaguered social network.
The Mark Zuckerberg-run site,
whose stock has tumbled more than
21 percent from its Feb. 1 high, saw its
shares climb 4.4 percent Thursday, to
$159.79.
The bounce-back came just a day
after the social network said it would
end its partnerships with several
large data brokers who help advertisers target people on the social network.
“While this is common industry
practice, we believe this step, winding
down over the next six months, will
help improve people’s privacy on
Facebook,” the company said in a blog
post.
Facebook has for years given advertisers the option of targeting their ads
based on data collected by companies
such as Acxiom Corp. and Experian
PLC.
The tool has been widely used
among certain categories of advertisers — such as automakers, luxury
goods producers and consumer packaged goods companies — who do not
sell directly to consumers and have
relatively little information about
who their customers are, according to
Facebook.
Acxiom saw its shares tumble 19
percent on Thursday in the wake of
Facebook’s announcement of its
breakup with the firm. Acxiom expects to see its 2019 revenue and prof-
itability decrease by as much as $25
million.
Facebook is under pressure to improve its handling of data after disclosing that private information of
about 50 million users wrongly ended
up in the hands of Manhattan-based
political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
Washington lawmakers have
asked Zuckerberg to testify before
Congress and explain Facebook’s
handling of the data.
nvega@nypost.com
nypost.com
Despite financial results that beat Wall
Street
expectations.
shares of GameStop
plunged 11 percent, to
$12.62, after the electronics and video
game seller provided
downbeat guidance for
the year ahead.
Business
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Pale in comparison?
Meredith staffers call out lack of diversity
Print closer
By KEITH J. KELLY
EREDITH Corp. held a series
of town hall meetings in New
M
York and Des Moines — and in at least
one of them, staffers pressed Chief Executive Tom Harty about the company’s apparent lack of diversity in its
upper ranks.
“They’re basically all middle-aged
white males from the Midwest,”
grumbled one former Time Inc.
staffer.
Time Inc. also wrestled with some
of the same issues. It did count Jen
Wong, its former chief operating officer and president of digital, in its upper echelon — but she is among the
executives exiting post-merger with a
seven-figure golden parachute. There
is only one woman among the top
seven executives at Meredith — Dina
Nathanson, the Senior VP of HR.
“In a room where many of the people in attendance had been told they’d
be out of a job, Meredith was talking
about merit increases, how they are ‘in
it to win it’ — as if Time employees did
nothing their whole career and how
diverse Meredith was,” said one insider.
“Their leadership was asked, ‘If you
are so diverse, why are there no
women in executive positions,’ and if
they realized that diversity goes beyond gender?” said the insider.
“We spoke to approximately 2,400
employees over four meetings,” said a
Gotham
magazine,
which
spotlighted
Big Apple
winners like
Mariano
Rivera,
is being
absorbed
into
Manhattan,
the title
published
by Dickey
family-owned
Modern
Luxury.
Meredith spokesman who added that
the meetings had a “really great vibe.”
“At one meeting and one meeting
only, we had two follow-up questions
[about diversity efforts],” he said.
He said at legacy Meredith National
Media Group, “over 50 percent of
those with VP titles or above are female. At legacy Time, it was 55 percent. So very similar.”
Gotham folds
Seventeen-year-old Gotham magazine is going to fold and become a section inside Manhattan magazine at
Modern Luxury,
The move surprised many observers as Gotham was believed to be the
more profitable of the two — and with
a higher profile in the media world
& Country staffer will also be the interiors editor for the whole chain.
Phebe Wahl stays as editor of Manhattan.
Dickey insisted no other consolidation plans are afoot.
Unite The Onion
Writers at The Onion, in what we
assume is a real story, have voted to
unionize with the Writers Guild of
America East.
Also joining in the “yea” vote are
sister publications A.V. Club and
ClickHole.
“It’s real news, I guarantee you,” said
a spokesman for the Writers Guild of
America East. The Onion is an online
humor publication whose satirical
news stories frequently get rebroadcast in China as fact.
Univision’s Fusion Media Group
controls The Onion through its 40
percent stake in the company.
Both Univision and Fusion have
been plunged into turmoil as they
struggle to pay off a mountain of debt
that fueled TV expansion in the years
than 10-year-old Manhattan.
before the Great Recession.
Staffers were told Wednesday.
Univision’s IPO, pending since 2015,
“In terms of total dollars, I think
Manhattan did a better job with na- was withdrawn earlier this month,
tional ads and Gotham did a better job and CEO Randy Falco announced he
locally,” CEO Michael Dickey told was retiring at year end.
A year ago, its Fusion subsidiary
Media Ink.
The Dickey family’s Modern Lux- said it was searching for up to a $200
million investment to fuel exury inherited Gotham and
ex­
pansion. But the new money
Hamptons Magazine when
Get
more
was never secured. Recently,
it purchased GreenGale
Publishing a year ago at a
Media Ink at the parent company retained the Boston Consultfire sale price believed to
NYPOST.COM ing Group, which recombe under $15 million.
mended that Fusion’s budget
As a result of the move,
be
Sarah Bray, who was running
be cut
cut by
by aa third,
third, The
The Wall
Wall Street
Street
Gotham and Beach, will now be the Journal reported.
Fusion CEO Felipe Holguin and
editor-in-chief only of Beach while
continuing to edit a Gotham section Chief Content Officer Daniel Eilemberg left the company earlier this
in Manhattan.
The company said the former Town month.
kkelly@nypost.com
WHITNEY WOLFE HERD
‘Mad’ about Match Group.
Bumble
rumble
vs. foe
By NICOLAS VEGA
Talk about a Tinder date
gone wrong.
Female-friendly dating app
Bumble is suing Tinder’s parent company Match Group for
$400 million, claiming that
Match not only stole its trade
secrets after courting it in
merger talks, but also badmouthed Bumble in a nasty
lawsuit after talks fizzled.
That was after Bumble,
founded by Whitney Wolfe
Herd, rebuffed Match’s $450
million buyout offer last year,
dismissing it as a lowball bid,
according to Bumble’s suit
filed Wednesday in a Texas
state court.
Two weeks earlier, meanwhile, Match had sued Bumble, accusing it of trying to
copy Tinder’s features “and
build a business entirely on a
Tinder clone, distinguished
only by Bumble’s women-talkfirst marketing strategy.”
Bumble countered in its
Wednesday suit that Match’s
legal action was a baseless attempt to harm Bumble by scaring away potential investors.
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CBS move
on Viacom
No ‘oy’ for
soy farmers
Soybean acreage in the
US this year will exceed
corn plantings for the first
time in 35 years, according
to a government survey,
suggesting American farmers remain undeterred by
possible Chinese trade
sanctions.
Soybeans will cover 89
million acres in 2018, while
corn may be planted on 88
million acres, the US Department of Agriculture
said Thursday. Bloomberg
Dow Jones
industrial
average
+10%
+4.9%
+4.6%
+3.3%
Q1
’17
Q2
Q3
Q4
Q1
’18
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All good things come to an end.
The Dow Jones industrial average and
S&P 500 — which had posted nine straight
quarterly increases, saw that streak come to
an end on Thursday.
The quarterly drop in the much-followed
indexes were the first since President
Trump took office.
The Dow closed the quarter on Thursday
— marts are closed on Good Friday — off
2.5 percent. The S&P dipped 1.2 percent.
“It’s been a tumultuous quarter, which is
something we haven’t been used to,”
Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at
Prudential Financial, told The Post.
The Dow started 2018 on fire — after
gaining 20 percent in 2017 — but the exuberance was tamped down in February as
better-than-expected employment data
stoked fears the Federal Reserve would be
more aggressive in raising rates to slow an
overheating economy — while fears of a
trade war with China didn’t help.
After digesting the first quarter decline,
Wall Street has a cautious eye to the future.
“What we’re going to look for is leadership in the market,” Krosby said, noting that
higher weightings in defensive stocks
would signal caution, while investors holding cyclicals would suggest bullishness.
“We’re expecting volatility to remain elevated for some time, until we get some
clarity,” Rob Haworth, US Bank Wealth
Management senior investment strategist,
told The Post.
DARK AGE: The Dow Jones
industrials dipped into negative
territory for the first quarter in nine
during the January-March period —
bringing President Trump down to
earth when it comes to his crowing
about the health of the economy.
Post photo composite
CBS is preparing to make
an initial merger proposal to
Viacom within days, people
with knowledge of the matter
said, setting the stage for negotiations that could bring
the media companies back
together 12 years after they
were split up.
The proposal, from CBS’s
independent board committee to its counterpart at Viacom, is likely to include an
opening suggestion on valuation as well as leadership
plans for the combined entity, said the people, who
asked not to be identified as
the discussions are private.
Insiders described the situation as fluid.
Bloomberg
By CARLETON ENGLISH
nypost.com
Electric-car maker Tesla
is recalling 123,000 sedans
worldwide to fix a problem
with the power-assisted
steering.
The recall covers all
Model S sedans built before
April of 2016. Five bolts
holding the power steering
motor in place can corrode
and either come loose or
break, possibly causing a
loss of power steering. Manual steering would still work.
Tesla says the problem
happens infrequently, in
places where salt is used to
clear snow and ice from
roads. It’s recalling all the
cars, even in warm-weather
states, just in case. No
crashes or injuries have
been reported.
Service centers will replace the bolts with ones
that are more corrosion-resistant. Owners will be notified by e-mail.
AP
Trump rally falls into first hole
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IT’S
CRAPTACULAR!
Barclays plops down $2B for septic securities
By KEVIN DUGAN
British banking behemoth Barclays
will pay $2 billion in civil penalties to
the Justice Department for its role
selling “craptacular” mortgages in the
financial crisis — just 15 months after
the US sued the bank for refusing to
settle.
The bank misled investors about the
quality of the mortgages underlying
the bonds, the government said.
The settlement — while steep — is
less than half than the reported $5 billion penalty that the Jes Staley-led
bank could have faced before it chal-
lenged Washington ahead of a December 2016 lawsuit.
“Barclays is pleased to have reached
a resolution of this matter with the
Department of Justice and in doing so
put a significant legacy issue behind
us,” Staley said in a statement.
The suit focused on 36 bundles of
home loans — called residential mortgage-backed securities — that were
sold to investors and ultimately led to
billions in losses, according to the department.
The mortgages were so bad that
their own traders referred to them as
“craptacular” and having “the distinct
aroma of default,” according to court
filings.
About half of the total loans ended
up failing, which contributed to the
2008 financial crisis, prosecutors
claim.
“The substantial penalty Barclays
and its executives have agreed to pay
is an important step in recognizing
the harm that was caused to the national economy and to investors in
RMBS,” Richard P. Donoghue, the
Brooklyn US attorney, said in a statement.
As part of the settlement, two former executives, Paul Menefee and
John Carroll, paid a combined $2 million.
“As a Managing Director at Barclay’s
Capital Inc., Mr. Menefee worked tirelessly, diligently and in good faith at all
times on behalf of Barclays and its investors,” Barry Berke and Dani James,
his lawyers, said in a joint statement.
“Solely to put this matter behind him,
Mr. Menefee has agreed to a settlement in which he has not admitted
any wrongdoing.”
A lawyer representing Carroll
couldn’t be reached, but had previously denied wrongdoing.
kdugan@nypost.com
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‘I was
robbed
by MLB’
A lift for
uptown
3rd Ave.
‘Head’ of the class
Share
jump on
Thursday
+3.4%
By STEVE CUOZZO
Exec out $80M: suit
By ALEXANDRA STEIGRAD
Spring break
came early for
Constellation
Brands — maker
of Corona beer
— after sales
during its winter
quarter blew
past estimates.
Mexican beer demand
drives brewer’s sales
Constellation Brands reported fourthquarter sales and profit on Thursday above
Wall Street estimates, driven by strong demand for high margin Corona and Modelo
beers and expensive wines such as Meiomi.
The boost in demand for Mexican beers
is a result of a growing Hispanic population, a demography the company has been
focusing on to widen its consumer base.
The strategy helped the company’s sales
beat estimates for the third straight year.
With continued strong sales — and a 42
percent hike in the dividend — shares of
Constellation popped 3.4 percent, to $227.92.
They are up 40 percent in the last year.
Beer sales, which accounted for about 77
percent of the net sales in the quarter, rose
nearly 12 percent, to $997.2 million.
Net sales rose 8.5 percent, to $1.77 billion, in the quarter, beating the analysts’
estimate of $1.75 billion that the maker of
Robert Mondavi wines and Svedka vodka
Post photo composite
A former executive at a Major League Baseball tech
spinoff is calling foul.
Dinn Mann, who served as
executive vice president of
content at BAMTech, the
streaming services providers
spun off from MLB Advanced
Media, claims he was cheated
out of his small stake in the
business — which is likely
worth tens of millions of dollars.
Disney bought control of
BAMTech last year for $2.6 billion. Mann, in a lawsuit filed in
Manhattan state court, claims
he was awarded a 2 percent
stake in BAMTech during a
June 2006 board meeting.
“Despite the fact that Mr.
Mann is a 2 percent owner of
BAMTech, he received no
compensation when Disney
recently paid approximately
$2.6 billion over two transactions to purchase 75 percent of
BAMTech,” the suit alleges.
“To make matters worse, Mr.
Mann was fired without cause
at the end of 2017, and was
asked to sign a separation
agreement that could result in
the waiver of his rights and
compensation as an equity
owner in BAMTech,” it claims.
The suit didn’t say whether
the agreement was signed.
Mann was awarded the equity stake to keep him from
fleeing to IMG, which was
heavily recruiting him at the
time, the suit claims. BAMTech Chief Executive Bob
Bowman promised to go to bat
for Mann — and that resulted
in the equity award, the suit
claims.
Bowman then e-mailed
Mann, writing, “[Y]ou are
about to become f u rich,” the
suit claims.
Mann, who said he spent
more than 17 years of his career transforming the company “from a fledgling startup
into a multibillion dollar media juggernaut,” was never
compensated.
During his career, Mann
said he centralized digital
rights and identified strategic
relationships that brought
BAM beyond baseball and
into Major League Soccer, US
Figure Skating and other
sports.
Mann said his ownership
stake is currently worth $80
million, but he’s only been offered $2 million since he was
pushed out of the company at
the end of 2017.
As part of his separation
agreement, Mann was told
“without any coherent explanation” from BAMTech, that
he is not actually an owner of
2 percent of the company.
Dinn is suing MLB Advanced Media and BAMTech
for breach of contract, breach
of the implied covenant of
good faith and fair dealing, estoppel, unjust enrichment, and
fraud.
asteigrad@nypost.com
was expected to generate.
To cater to the rising demand, Constellation, which imports most of its beers from
Mexico, said it would spend $900 million in
2019 to expand capacity of its breweries in
Ciudad Oberon, which lies south of the
border.
The company is also on a drive to “premiumize” its portfolio and has added Craft
beers such as Funky Buddha and Napa Valley winery Schrader Cellars, which sells
wines for as much as $250 a bottle.
Net income attributable to the company
more than doubled, to $925.5 million, or
$4.64 per Class A share, in the quarter
ended Feb.28, helped by a $363 million gain
due to changes in the US tax law.
Excluding items, the Victor, NY-based
company earned $1.90 per share, beating
the average analyst estimate of $1.74 per
share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/
E/S.
Reuters
Under Armour app hack may slam 150M users
Under Armour says around 150
million users of its MyFitnessPal
fitness and nutrition app and Web
site have been affected by a data security breach.
The sportswear and sneaker
maker said Thursday that the MyFitnessPal team became aware
March 25 that an unauthorized
party had acquired data associated
with user accounts in February, the
Baltimore Sun reported.
The company is continuing to investigate the situation, and it is not
yet known who is behind the
breach.
Under Armour, the maker of popular hoodies and other athletic
wear, says the investigation indicates that the affected information
includes user names, e-mail addresses and hashed passwords —
but not payment card data or government-issued identifiers.
In addition to releasing a statement, the brand began notifying
MyFitnessPal users through e-mail
and app notifications on Thursday.
The company is encouraging users to change their passwords, and
is working with data security firms
and law enforcement to investigate.
Under Armour did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The newfound woes spooked investors, sending Under Armour's
stock down 2.5 percent, to $16.35,
during after-hours trading.
Post wires
There’s finally good news
on tenant-starved, uptown
Third Avenue.
A “curated” edition of supermarket chain Morton Williams will open soon at 1251
Third Ave., at East 72nd
Street — the former home to
sportswear store Talbot’s that
has been vacant for over two
years.
The deal for 13,000 square
feet on two floors is a badly
needed tonic for Third Avenue’s struggling retail corridor in the East 60s and 70s,
where many storefronts are
empty. The new Morton Williams site was especially noticeable with its 150 feet of
wraparound frontage on two
sides of the colonial-style
brick apartment building.
After at least two other brokerages failed to lure a tenant,
Douglas Elliman’s Faith Hope
Consolo helped the landlord,
a local investor, bring in Morton Williams. The asking rent
was $2 million a year.
Third Avenue north of
Bloomingdale’s boasts such
prime store tenants as Pier 1
Imports, Jacadi, Lululemon,
Flying Tiger Copenhagen
and the always-packed restaurant T-Bar — but the corridor has been hard hit by the
same lack of demand as in
many other parts of Manhattan.
Family-owned Morton Williams has 16 New York City
locations. The new store will
be considerably different
from the others, sources said.
Construction has begun
and the market is expected to
open this year.
scuozzo@nypost.com
Snap wields
job ax again
Snap is cutting another
set of employees, focusing
this time on the advertising
side of the business after
earlier trimming staff in engineering and content.
The cuts total around 100
workers and represent the
final step in a restructuring
process. In January, the company let go two dozen employees on the content side.
Snap, which operates the
Snapchat app, cut around
120 engineers earlier this
month.
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The latest in movies, music, theater and more
Wade (Tye
Sheridan),
a k a Parzival,
tackles an in-game
mission with
real-world
consequences.
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QUEEN OF
HEARTS
Country star Kacey
“Oh, What a World”
The vocoder used in the song’s
introduction sets a dreamy
tone as Musgraves considers
the magical delights of planet
Earth: “plants that grow,”
“things that swim with a neon
glow,” and — you guessed it!
— her man.
“Happy & Sad”
Lovesickness overwhelms Musgraves in
this track as she shares
the anxiety of taking a
risk and a leap forward
in her relationship, even if
“they say everything that
goes up must come down.”
“Velvet Elvis”
Kitsch is on the singer’s mind as
she likens the endearingly tacky
artwork of the song’s title to
her beau because he’s “soft to
the touch” and “feels like love.”
“Golden Hour”
The title track is the album’s
most relaxed love song, with
Musgraves settling into what
she and her
husband have
built. “You’ve
set my world on
fire,” she sings,
“and I know, I
know everything’s
gonna be all right.”
— Gregory E. Miller
NY Post photo composite
Musgraves is known for her
sweet sass and clever lines.
But now that she’s lassoed
a husband, singersongwriter Ruston Kelly,
she’s gone hopelessly
romantic. Here are the five
most lovey-dovey tracks on
her new album “Golden
Hour,” out today.
“Butterflies”
Musgraves said she wrote this
song about a week after meeting Kelly, and that’s reflected in
the tender ballad’s central
metaphor that compares finding a new
love to a butterfly
breaking from its
chrysalis.
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Jamie Nelson
Hot Ticket
GAME ON!
Reality bytes in the year 2045 — so people escape into a digital
dreamland in Spielberg’s lively new sci-fi flick
J
UST in time for the
holiday, the ’80s-obsessed
“Ready Player One”
serves up a fun cinematic
Easter egg hunt.
Don’t know “The Last
Starfighter” from “The
Last Dragon”? Not to
worry, you’re welcome here too.
Director Steven Spielberg has
calmed the feverish fanboy prose
of Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel, so for
every obscure sci-fi nod, there’s
a crowd-pleasing Spielbergian
trope: Scrappy hero crushing
on an independent gal? Check.
Friends banding together? Got
’em. Greedy corporate villain? Yep.
Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) was
Sara Stewart
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READY
PLAYER ONE
All systems go.
Running time: 140 minutes. Rated PG-13 (profanity, violence).
Now playing.
★★★
born in 2027, “after people stopped
trying to fix problems.” He lives in
the Stacks, where mobile homes
are piled atop one another into
makeshift high-rises. Real life
sucks, so everyone’s escaped
into the OASIS, a virtual-reality
playground with ample room for
everyone’s fantasies — the PG-13
variety, anyway.
The Willy Wonka-esque premise is a video challenge from late
OASIS creator James Halliday
(Mark Rylance, channeling the
loopy Garth of “Wayne’s World”):
Find three virtual hidden keys
and you’ll win ownership of the
company.
The offer’s irresistible to gamers
like Wade and competing tech
CEO Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn), who deploys an army
of searchers so he can turn the
OASIS into ad space (“We can sell
up to 80 percent of a user’s visual
field before inducing seizures”).
Wade’s virtual alter ego is
Parzival, whose name refers to
a questing Arthurian knight and
whose bland human avatar looks
as if it’s been resurrected from a
middling late-’90s video game. It
seems at odds with the OASIS’
supposedly cutting-edge graphics, but then, selling you on the
immersive feel of virtual reality
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“Master of None” co-writer Lena Waithe
(right) stars as Wade’s friend Aech in “Ready
Player One.”
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HIGHTECH
HIJINKS
NERDY NODS
The 2011 sci-fi novel “Ready Player One” is chock-full of pop-culture
references, from “Dungeons & Dragons” to “Blade Runner.” Steven
Spielberg’s packed his movie adaptation with the same, focusing
largely on beloved callbacks from the ’80s and ’90s. While some of
those shout-outs play key plot roles, other Easter eggs are half-second
cameos that go by in the blink of an eye. Big or small, here are 10 references to watch out for.
— Gregory E. Miller
The DeLorean
Doc Brown’s time machine from “Back to the Future” serves as
the vehicle for protagonist Wade Watts and his alter ego Parzival in a death-defying race that is the first challenge in the
search for the hidden keys.
Harley Quinn
The DC Comics
baddie, who was
portrayed in the
2016 movie “Suicide
Squad” by Margot
Robbie, hangs out
at a virtual dance
club that Parzival
visits while on the
hunt for keys.
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isn’t this film’s strong point. There are
two exceptions: a gravity-free dance
club where Parzival and love interest
Art3mis (Olivia Cooke) flirt and
spin in a lovely, candy-colored riff
on the famous “Saturday Night Fever”
dance, and a key-finding foray into “The Shining.”
This is the moment when Spielberg finally nails
the potential magic of VR, placing Parzival and his
pals inside what feels like the actual footage from
Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic.
Lena Waithe shines as Wade/Parzival’s tough
best friend, Aech, as does Philip Zhao as the
diminutive Sho, a gamer whose abilities belie
his age. Cooke’s rebel-hearted Art3mis makes a
worthy love interest for Parzival, although Wade’s
insistence that “I’m not disappointed” when he
meets her in real life (never mind that she might
be disappointed in him) is an inadvertent nod
to sexism in real-life gamer culture. (The other
nod, however unintentional, is T.J. Miller, the
recently fired “Silicon Valley” star accused of
sexual assault, who here voices a gamer mercenary
named I-R0k.)
At its heart, however, the OASIS is an optimistic
spin on the Internet: It’s a place where people can
celebrate pop-culture obsessions by literally diving
into them, rather than, say, dissecting them on
Twitter. And if there isn’t much of a larger message
here — Wade’s take-away that “only reality is real”
rings a little hollow when his reality is so wrecked
— it still makes for a decent escape.
My main beef is with Spielberg’s choice to
mostly leave out his own work, both as producer
and director: “I didn’t corner the ’80s market,” he
told Entertainment Weekly. But yeah, he kind of
did. Yet all we get here are a couple of “Back to the
Future” winks, a T. rex and a well-hidden gremlin.
To quote one of Spielberg’s best-known characters:
Ouch.
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The Iron
Giant
Parzival’s pal
Aech runs a
sophisticated
garage, where
the titular 50-foot
robot from the 1999
animated movie sits
among many other
famous hunks of
metal. He doesn’t just
lay there, however
— the Iron Giant later
plays a pivotal part in
the film’s climax.
“Akira” Bike
The iconic red
motorcycle that
Shotaro Kaneda rides
in the 1988 anime
classic “Akira” is used in
“Ready Player One” by Parzival’s love interest, Art3mis.
Her skills on the two-wheeler
prove her a worthy competitor
to Parzival in the DeLorean.
The Grady Sisters
The chilling twin girls in blue dresses
from Stanley Kubrick’s 1980
classic “The Shining” are
among the movie’s many
horrors that appear as
obstacles in a key challenge
for Parzival and his friends.
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Chucky
The 1988 movie
“Child’s Play” launched
a slasher series starring the evil little doll
in overalls. Here, he
joins an epic battle in
the film’s final act.
King Kong
The giant monkey with
an attitude — seen in
several movies, including
Peter Jackson’s 2005
remake — swings down
from the Empire State
Building as a tracksmashing obstacle in
Parzival and Art3mis’
race.
R2-D2
Initial reports claimed that
Spielberg was unable to get
the rights to “Star Wars,” but
the director has revealed
that everyone’s favorite
droid does indeed make
a quick cameo.
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Batman
In the movie’s opening explanation
of the wonders of the virtual reality
OASIS, Wade says it’s the kind
of place where one can
climb Mount Everest with
Batman, and the camera pans to Batman
doing just that.
Marvin the
Martian
The alien character from the
“Looney Tunes”
cartoons zooms
by Parzival in the
OASIS early in
the film.
Hot Ticket
Grammy winner Lorde’s little sister
has her own way with words —
and a dream to go with them
N Wednesday, India “Indy”
Yelich will be at Brooklyn’s
Barclays Center with thousands of others watching a
performance by her sister
Ella — known to the rest of
us as Lorde.
Yelich suspects it will be
one of the few times she’ll see her sister
this year. “We’ll probably just get some
take-away and catch up,” Yelich tells The
Post. “She has a really tight schedule, [and
will] probably prefer I stay in with her.”
You’d think that spending your adolescence watching your sister become a
world-famous pop princess might make
you insecure, but 19-year-old Yelich says
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The 19-yearold’s first
poetry
collection,
published
this winter, is
dedicated to
her mother.
‘Royals’
blood
no: She swears she won’t let her sister’s
fame make her feel invisible.
“It’s a part of my life, and I’m not going
to avoid it,” the New Zealander says.
“But it only takes up a small section of
my book.”
That book is “Sticky Notes,” a poetry
collection that came out in February,
parts of which she’s shared with her
over 30,000 Instagram followers. Its title
comes from that humble office supply,
and flipping through the pages of her
personal copy reveals a rainbow of jottings on Post-it notes.
She says her and her sister’s love of writing comes from their poet mother, Sonja
Yelich, to whom the book is dedicated.
“She instilled words within me when
I was 5,” she says of her mother. “She
definitely made me love writing, and so
did Ella.”
Indy and her three siblings grew up in a
suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. After
Lorde, now 21, broke through with 2013’s
“Royals,” Yelich enjoyed some of the spoils
— even borrowing her sister’s Dolce &
Gabbana skirt for a 2015 photo shoot.
Meanwhile, Indy tried to find her own
way, beginning with some television commercial work in New Zealand. In spring
2017, she left her parents, elder sisters and
younger brother behind to try her luck in
Los Angeles and study acting with Hollywood coach Marjorie Ballentine. She’d
been to the city before, once to attend the
2014 Grammy Awards, where she watched
her sister snag two honors.
She lasted six months in LA before moving to the East Village, inspired, in part, by
Patti Smith’s memoir, “Just Kids.”
“I needed honesty, and New York is for
the honest,” the self-assured brunette says.
“LA’s a beautiful place, but sometimes you
feel like that sunshine is mocking you a
bit.”
Her book is a snapshot of early adulthood, from failed first loves to unbridled
self-discovery. In her poem “A Bridge
Into the City,” she writes: “try be like jack
gilbert or frank o’hara/with a touch of rupi
kaur for relatability/but make it specific to
you/this is what they tell me.”
Not surprisingly, she can also sing. She
uploaded a cover of a Great Big World’s
“Say Something” to the music-sharing
platform SoundCloud that’s received just
over 950,000 plays and landed her a brief
write-up in Teen Vogue. And, yes, she
hopes to pursue music more seriously.
“Poetry’s not that different from lyrics,”
she notes, and it’s not unusual to hear her
softly singing whatever song is stuck in
her head at the moment.
For now, she’s scraping by, like any other
young New Yorker. A self-taught cook and
self-proclaimed stir-fry specialist, she’s
known to whip up meals for family friends
in the city. She’s also taking creativewriting workshops, hanging with friends
and dating “just casually.”
“I was on Bumble, and I was like . . .” she
says, cutting herself off. “No, I’d rather
have an organic thing.”
Mostly, she’s enjoying the bohemian
life that she’d read about while growing
up on the other side of the world. She
believes Washington Square Park, where
she often sits and writes, is the “heart” of
New York City.
“James Taylor sat and wrote poems
there, wrote songs there,” she says. “I
always think of who was here before me.”
Indy’s big sister Ella, aka Lorde
(left) helped instill a love of writing.
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Native New
Zealander India
“Indy” Yelich has
found the bohemian
life she craves in
the Village.
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By BARBARA HOFFMAN
Two-time Oscar winner and former
British politician Glenda Jackson
wows in ‘Three Tall Women’
SHE RULES!
In the Edward Albee revival that opened Thursday, Glenda Jackson (left, with Laurie Metcalf) delivers a ferocious
performance in her first Broadway outing in 30 years, 23 of which she spent as a member of Parliament.
Brigitte Lacombe
OVIEGOERS of a certain age may
remember the ’70s as the Glenda
Jackson era, when it seemed she
starred in every British film that
came out. Among the most memorable: “The Music Lovers,” in which
her rapacious Russian countess
fails to bed Richard Chamberlain’s
gay Tchaikovsky.
“They needed a shot of me rolling naked on the floor
of the train,” Jackson tells The Post of Ken Russell’s 1971
film. “Some champagne glasses fell on me, and Ken said,
‘Come on, clean her up, she’s not bleeding much!’” Then
a piece of luggage fell off an overhead rack, knocking
over a crew member.
“The next thing I know,” she says, “the cameraman
is lying in my lap saying, ‘I’m a ma-ma-married man!
I’m a ma-ma-married man!’ ”
The memory makes her smile. Briefly.
After 30 years — 23 of them as a member of
Parliament — Jackson’s back on Broadway in “Three
Tall Women,” giving a towering performance with a
stamina that awes her co-stars.
“She could do three of our shows in a row and not be
knocked over,” Laurie Metcalf says of Jackson, who’ll
turn 82 in May. “She’s a working actor who’s always the
first one at the theater, who doesn’t expect any frills.”
Over tea, Jackson waves away a scone, awaiting
questions. For starters: To prepare for their roles as
three stages of Edward Albee’s “woman,” did she,
Metcalf and Alison Pill do any
bonding exercises? She stares
back, then replies, “It’s called
acting.”
She’s won two Oscars and
countless other honors for
doing it. In all her roles — from
Queen Elizabeth I to Walter
Matthau’s love (“House Calls”)
— she always radiates a prickly
intelligence. Long politically
active, when duty called, she
answered.
“My country was being
destroyed,” she says of Prime
Minister Margaret Thatcher.
“When I heard her say there
Jackson, radiant,
was no such thing as a society,
in 1971’s “Sunday
I was so furious, I walked into
Bloody Sunday.”
my French door and nearly
broke my nose!”
And so, when the Labour
Party approached her in 1990 about a Parliament seat,
Jackson went door to door, seeking support. She recalls
one man who answered her knock, a snarling dog at his
feet. “The guy was wearing shorts and a bandana and
that was it,” she recalls. After she introduced herself, he
said, “Miss Jackson, I’m to the right of Genghis Khan, but
come in and have a cup of tea.” She graciously declined,
recognizing a lost cause when she saw one.
Of course, her career had prepared her for rejection:
“I’d spend weeks preparing [for an audition], only to
hear, ‘Oh, thank you, darling, but we’re looking for a
blonde.’ It’s not personal, but you feel it.”
She won her seat in 1992, agitating, among other
things, for stronger laws against domestic abuse. In all
that time, didn’t she miss performing?
“Acting only exists when you’re doing it,” she says. “If
you’re not doing it, there’s nothing to miss.”
She says there are no particular parts she longs to play.
“I’ve always waited to see what came through the
door,” says Jackson, who, a year after leaving Parliament
in 2015, played King Lear in London, to global acclaim.
She says a theatergoer stopped her outside the John
Golden Theatre, where “Three Tall Women” opened
Thursday, to say he’d flown in from Taiwan to see her in
“Lear” and now this.
She shakes her head. “I just hope he thinks it’s
worth it,” she says.
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Jamie Wagg
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A
former
waitress at
Applebee’s (inset),
Kelsey Byrne, a k a
Vérité, will perform
at Irving Plaza
next week.
Jeff Hahne/Getty Images
TINY STRINGS,
BIG SOUND
She worked at Applebee’s to launch her music career.
Now, pop singer Vérité is serving up hits
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By GREGORY E. MILLER
OWADAYS, the alt-pop
singer known as Vérité
can be found performing
at cool-kid venues all over
the country. But just a few
years ago, you could have
asked her for a refill on
your Pepsi at the Times
Square Applebee’s. She was a waitress
at the 42nd Street location from 2011
to 2015, working upward of 70 hours a
week.
“I have so many horror stories,” she
tells The Post with a laugh. “It was just
honestly insane.”
Vérité, whose real name is Kelsey
Byrne, will show off her true talents
when she plays Irving Plaza, supporting Irish singer Eden, on Wednesday
and Thursday. Having amassed 150
million streams without signing to a
record label, she’s a bona fide indie
smash.
Born and raised in Warwick, NY,
about an hour north of Manhattan,
Vérité got her start doing small gigs
as a kid with her dad, who played the
guitar to accompany her piano covers
of songs such as Train’s “Drops of
Annie Wermiel/NY Post
They’ve plucked their way into Windsor
Castle, Carnegie Hall and China. Now, the
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is tinkling
across America with a set list Tiny Tim never
imagined: a mix of Tchaikovsky, Nirvana and
AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell.”
And that, says one longtime orchestra
member, is partly what makes the little uke so
great.
“It has no baggage,” Will Grove-White tells
The Post from London. “If you play the violin,
people will expect classical or folk music . . .
but you get your ukulele out, and people don’t
know what music it will make. It’s a weird,
infectiously happy instrument that offers lots
of possibilities.”
Since the troupe started in 1985, it’s
attracted many celebrity fans (“David Bowie
loved our version of ‘Life on Mars’”) and at least
one pretender, a German group that called
itself the United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra
until the British group sued and won.
Grove-White joined the eight-member,
singing-and-strumming band in 1989, when
he was 16, having started playing just a year or
two before.
“The ukulele is a very quick instrument to
learn,” he notes. “There are only four strings
and you can get a wide variety of chords very
easily.” It comes in four sizes, from soprano to
bass, and it’s cheap, costing as little as $20.
No matter the price, the uke is prized by
Queen Elizabeth II, which is how the orchestra
came to play for her 90th birthday celebration.
“The one bit of advice they gave us before we
went onstage was, ‘Don’t gawk!’” Grove-White
says. At one point, another entertainer on the
program asked Prince Harry to borrow one of
their ukes and strum along.
So how did the prince do?
Says Grove-White, diplomatically: “He was a
perfect gentleman!”
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain plays Le
Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., April 5 at 7 p.m.;
tickets $15to $25; LPR.com
—Barbara Hoffman
New York Post, Friday, March 30, 2018
Tipping point
Since 1985, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
has played its eclectic set list around the world,
sometimes before royalty.
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Jupiter.” The 27-year-old now calls
Williamsburg home, even though she’s
been so busy touring and working that
she’s only been there for about two
weeks so far this year.
Her success began to build while
working post-college at Applebee’s,
a sometimes surprisingly inspiring
environment.
“I got to meet and work with so
many amazing people from so many
places in the world who were all kind
of funneled into this one place for
the sole purpose of just hustling and
doing better and getting to where they
wanted to be,” she says, noting that
she’s still in touch with one manager
who’d let her leave early for gigs.
Vérité had invested about $20,000
from tips into her music career with,
at the time, only a few grand in returns
when she decided to take the plunge,
leave the restaurant, and focus on
music. It paid off almost immediately,
she says, and within two weeks, she
was “sustaining financially.”
Three EPs and one album later,
her success as an independent
artist is striking. It’s thanks in part
to her leveraging Spotify as a tool
for exposure, despite the streaming
service paying a fraction of a penny
per listen. Her electro-pop cover of the
1975’s “Somebody Else” performed so
well on its own, Spotify added it to its
influential “Today’s Top Hits” playlist.
Throw in other successful songs such
as “Underdressed” and “Phase Me
Out,” and streaming is now Vérité’s
largest source of revenue.
But, for old time’s sake, does she ever
swing by Applebee’s for lunch?
“You couldn’t pay me,” she says. “I
can’t even go to a Chili’s or a Friday’s. I
can’t do any of those fast-dining restaurants — I’m traumatized.”
7,&.(76
21 6$/( 12:
Lola Kirke plays
an assistant to
Zoë Kravitz’s
starlet, and is
later implicated
in a crime.
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MOVIE REVIEW
By SARA STEWART
L
OLA Kirke (“Gone
Girl”) plays the personal assistant to Zoë
Kravitz’s needy actress
in this stylish, if minor, addition to the noir genre.
Director Aaron Katz,
whose last film was the
charming seniors-in-Iceland
travelogue “Land Ho!,” has a
well-matched pair of performers here: Kravitz’s
Heather skates on the edge
of diva-dom as she hands
Kirke’s Jill all of her dirty
work, while still managing
to seem human. And Kirke,
whose outsidery character
often seems to be stifling an
eye roll, is a likable guide
through the plot twists that
follow — but always just
enigmatic enough to keep
us guessing.
Thematically, “Gemini”
makes a good companion
piece to Kristen Stewart’s
GEMINI
The neon dahlia.
Running time: 93 minutes.
Rated R (profanity, violence).
★★★
“Personal Shopper,” delving into the loneliness of a
cloistered celebrity life.
Here, however, we also get
to know the star herself,
trying to push away work
obligations after a breakup.
As the title suggests, Jill
and Heather are genuinely
close: “You’re my only
friend,” Heather says at
one point.
But it’s Nicolas Winding
Refn’s LA-based films
(“Drive,” “The Neon Demon”) that spring to mind
in the neon-lit “Gemini,”
whose synth-heavy score is
so ominous that the film’s
resolution ultimately
seems underwhelming.
An act of violence in
which Jill is unwittingly implicated forces her to don a
disguise and play gumshoe
while being trailed by a detective (a nicely understated
John Cho). She embarks on
a string of interviews with
the people around Heather:
a bitter ex (Reeve Carney), a
creepy paparazzo (James
Ransone), a girlfriend
(Greta Lee) and the spurned
director (Nelson Franklin)
who gives Jill an amusingly
meta rundown of how Hollywood murder mysteries
work. Ricki Lake even pops
up in a cameo as a celebrity interviewer.
“Gemini” starts out stronger than it ends. Still, I
found myself wishing it
were the intro to a series
about Jill’s surreal work
life. Too bad Kirke’s already
embroiled in “Mozart in
the Jungle.”
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word ‘important,’ but it would be
nice if he is on the leaderboard and
in contention on Saturday and SunIt’s a good time to be coming to
day. But I don’t think our Masters
Augusta.
telecast will live or die with the
The greatest golfers in the world
presence of Tiger Woods.”
all seem to be hitting their strides
Woods has finished fifth, second
before the Masters. ESPN and CBS
and 12th his past three tournawould likely be set up for a ratings
success, but it can go beyond that if ments to heighten expectations,
but other top players also have
Tiger Woods is at or near the top
raised their games. Phil Mickelson,
of the leaderboard next week.
Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and
“There’s no comparison. It’s a
two-time Masters champ Bubba
whole other level of interest when
Watson (twice) all
Tiger is in contenhave earned victories
tion,” ESPN analyst
over the past five
Andy North said.
weeks.
“People love to see
“I’ve had 33 years
what he’s going to do
FIRST ROUND
broadcasting the
one way or the other.
THURSDAY
Masters and it’s alWe’ve missed that the
11 A.M. CBSSN,
ways highly anticipast three or four
3 P.M. ESPN
pated, but this is
years. You can’t count
probably the most anon a guy that’s 42
ticipated Masters any of us have
years old to carry your business
seen in our lifetime,” CBS’ Jim
very long, but at the same time it
Nantz said. “There’s a lot that facsure is fun watching him compete
tors into that statement. It’s the
and there sure [are] a lot of people
fact that Phil won for the first time
out there that want to see it.”
in five years, Rory shot 64 in the
At the Presidents Cup in Septemfinal round of Bay Hill and now
ber, Woods talked about the possigoes to Augusta trying to close out
bility of never playing again. Then
the career grand slam. … You look
there was a cautious optimism
at all the powers of the sport and
from fans when he returned seemalmost all of them are peaking.”
ingly pain-free to where we are
But, does it all come back to
now just wondering if he still
Woods? Ratings have exploded in
wears the same size Green Jacket.
the recent weeks he has been in
“I think we’re all familiar with
contention. But last year’s dramatic
the bump in ratings you get when
Sunday duel between Sergio GarTiger is in contention,” Sean Mccia and Justin Rose — two of the
Manus, the chairman of CBS
top players in the sport — proSports, said. “I wouldn’t use the
THE MASTERS
duced the Masters’ lowest
final-round ratings in 13
years.
Aside from Woods’
immense popularity
that dates back to his
PGA Tour arrival
more than 20 years
ago, his is now a
story of redemption. The womanizing, crippling
back injuries and
most recently a
prescription-pillinduced DUI have
knocked him far
off the lofty pedestal he was on
when he was racking up major after
major in his prime.
It’s humanized him,
making him easier for
some to love and others to
hate.
“It’s a little bit like when Michael
Jordan came back to play basketball,” North said. “You’ve got a guy
who has been away that’s been the
prominent player in your sport for
a number of years and he’s struggled through some personal things.
“As good as these younger players have been there hasn’t been
that guy that takes over. You’ve had
one guy for six months, another
guy for eight months, another guy
for a year. People love to see a
dominant player, to root for him
or against him. Couple that
with him being an older guy,
who has gone through the injuries, the personal stuff, I
think people are intrigued
to see what he’s going to
do.”
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Tiger’s back to amp up
the drama at Augusta
By JUSTIN TERRANOVA
New York Post, Friday, March 30, 2018
March 30-April 5
THE BIG CAT: Tiger
Woods is back at Augusta,
where he celebrated in 2002
after capturing the third of his
four Green Jackets.
AP
NYP
TVSports
Saturday
CBSSN
TBS
TBS
NBATV
RYAN MCDONAGH
LIGHTNING AT RANGERS, 7 P.M., MSG
Ex-Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh
and J.T. Miller make their return to
the Garden after being traded to the
Lightning on Feb. 26.
MSG
NBATV
YES
MSG 2
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
3 p.m. WNIT Final: TBS
6:09 p.m. NCAA Final Four: Loyola
Chicago vs. Michigan
8:49 p.m. NCAA Final Four:
Villanova vs. Kansas
NBA
3 p.m. Hornets at Wizards
5 p.m. Pistons at Knicks
7:30 p.m. Raptors at Celtics
8 p.m. Nets at Heat
NHL
ESPN2
CBSSN
ESPN2
ESPN
ESPN
MSG
MSG Plus/
7 p.m. Islanders at Devils
MSG Plus 2
GOLF
ESPN
1 p.m. ATP-WTA Tours: Miami Open,
Men's Semifinals
7 p.m. ATP-WTA Tours: Miami Open,
ESPNEWS
Men's Semifinal
COLLEGE BASEBALL
FS1
7:30 p.m. West Virginia at Texas
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
ESPN2
3 p.m. Geico Nationals: Boys
ESPN2
Semifinal, TBD
5 p.m. Geico Nationals: Boys
Semifinal, TBD
FOX
NBC
UniMas
FOX
ESPN2
BOXING
ESPN2
5 p.m. Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph
Parker
10 p.m. Mark DeLuca vs. Michael
Moore
TENNIS
ESPN2
ESPN2
8 p.m. Pelicans at Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. Clippers at Trail Blazers
NHL
Second Round
4 p.m. PGA Tour: Houston Open,
Second Round
TENNIS
NBCSN
SHO
7 p.m CBI Final (best-of-3), Game 3 (if
necessary): San Francisco at N. Texas
7 p.m. NCAA Women’s Semifinals:
Lousiville vs. Mississippi State
7 p.m. CIT Final teams: UIC/Liberty
vs. Sam Houston St./No. Colorado
9:30 p.m. NCAA Women’s
Semifinals: UConn vs. Notre Dame
NBA
7 p.m. Lightning at Rangers
MSG Plus 7 p.m. Maple Leafs at Islanders
MLB
YES
7:07 p.m. Yankees at Blue Jays
GOLF
GOLF
Noon LPGA Tour: ANA Inspiration,
FS2
FS2
7 p.m. Rangers at Hurricanes
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
ESPNU
FS1
7:30 a.m. Premier League: Crystal
Palace vs. Liverpool
9:30 a.m. Bundesliga: Schalke vs.
Freiburg
9:30 a.m. Bundesliga: Bayer
Leverkusen vs. Augsburg
10 a.m. Premier League:
Manchester United vs. Swansea
City
12:30 p.m. Bundesliga: Bayern
Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund
12:30 p.m. Premier League:
Everton vs. Manchester City
1 p.m. Red Bulls at Orlando City
2:20 p.m. Bundesliga: Hertha
Berlin vs. VfL Wolfsburg
3 p.m. Los Angeles FC at L.A. Galaxy
8 p.m. NYCFC at Earthquakes
ESPN
1 p.m. WTA Tour: Miami Open,
Women's Final
COLLEGE SOFTBALL
5 p.m. Alabama at Kentucky
7 p.m. Oklahoma at Baylor
CURLING
KYLE LOWRY
NBCSN
RAPTORS AT CELTICS, 7:30 PM., NBATV
The Celtics may be without the
injured Kyrie Irving, but Kyle Lowry’s
Raptors visit for what could be an
Eastern Conference finals preview.
SNY
1:10 p.m. Cardinals at Mets
4 p.m. Astros at Rangers
YES
4:07 p.m. Yankees at Blue Jays
FS1
8:30 p.m. Brewers at Padres
ESPN
NBCSN
NBCSN
NBC
GOLF
2 p.m. PGA Tour: Houston Open,
Third Round
3 p.m. PGA Tour: Houston Open,
Third Round
5 p.m. LPGA Tour: ANA
Inspiration, Third Round
Can Cinderella turn into
NCAA Tournament darli
all in 1963, will try to do
game against Michigan
chaplain Sister Jean Do
final. (Saturday, Loyola
9:30 p.m. World Men's
Championship: Round Robin,
United States vs. Japan
10 a.m. Geico Nationals: Girls Final,
TBD
Noon Geico Nationals, Boys Final,
TBD
YES
6 p.m. Pistons at Nets
NBATV
6 p.m. Thunder at Pelicans
NBATV
9:30 p.m. Kings at Lakers
HORSE RACING
NBC
12:30 p.m. Dubai World Cup
6 p.m. Florida Derby
MSG Plus 7 p.m. Devils at Canadiens
Sunday
GOLF
GOLF
The games and
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
ESPN2
MLB
FS1
CLICK WEEK
Friday
SOCCER
NBCSN
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NBATV
ABC
NBCSN
YES
NHL
12:30 p.m. Bruins at Flyers
7:30 p.m. Capitals at Penguins
MLB
1:07 p.m. Yankees at Blue Jays
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SNY
1:10 p.m. Cardinals at Mets
6 p.m. NCAA Women’s Final: TBD
ESPN
8:30 p.m. Giants at Dodgers
NBA
GOLF
1 p.m. 76ers at Hornets
3:30 p.m. Rockets at Spurs
JACKPOTS?
GOLF
2 p.m. PGA Tour: Houston Open,
Final Round
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HIGHEST AROUND
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CADDY’S BACK
Iconic brand revs up with its new XT4 SUV
By LIZ TURNER
W
HEN Cadillac gathered a
team of young designers
to work on its new XT4
all-new compact SUV, it
was to make sure it would
appeal to the next generation of luxury customers.
The result is the 2019 XT4, which takes
Cadillac into new territory — still premium, but smaller and more affordable. It
also has its own personality without diluting the grand old brand.
The resulting vehicle has simple and
sculpted lines creating powerful proportions, and the interior feels upscale and
high-tech.
“The XT4 has a great presence that
is confident and poised,” says Therese
Pinazzo, exterior design manager. “It
exudes Cadillac’s DNA, but with a new
boldness that speaks to the youthfulness of
its team and its customers.”
Those customers will be offered a wide
range of colors, finishes, options and
wheels, based on three trims: Luxury,
Premium Luxury and Sport, and can personalize their XT4 to make it their own.
The usual arrangement of infotainment
and communications tech are also offered,
and the XT4 offers an embedded 4G LTE
connection, wireless device charging and
an in-cabin air ionizer.
The thick, three-spoke, leather-wrapped
steering wheel was developed to enhance
the sporty feel of the vehicle while maintaining comfort on long drives.
Seating is also sport-inspired, with prominent bolsters which balance comfort with
the kind of support typically found in sports
sedans. A massage feature is available, too.
The cabin offers exceptional space for a
compact luxury SUV, particularly for rearseat passengers. The XT4 is expected to
lead the segment in rear-seat roominess,
with 39.5 inches of legroom. The compact Caddy also offers 48.9 cubic feet of
maximum cargo volume with the rear seat
folded.
“It’s a great balance that delivers style
and comfort on long drives such as a weekend getaway to a favorite ski slope, while
still offering excellent cargo room for that
trip’s skiing gear,” says Cadillac exteriordesign director Jim Fleming, who helped
create the vehicle’s architecture.
All models are driven by an all-new
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Cadillac 2.0L turbo engine that features new
technologies to enhance efficiency and fuel consumption, including Active Fuel Management
(cylinder deactivation), coupled with a nine-speed
automatic transmission with next-generation
Electronic Precision Shift.
Cadillac promises the drive will live up to the
athletic looks, so the XT4 will be refined but
responsive and agile on the road, in the spirit of
the company’s sports sedans. XT4 Sport’s available Active Sport Suspension features Continuous
Damping Control and takes driving dynamics and
control to a higher threshold, using electronic sensors to monitor the road in real time and making
damping adjustments every 2 milliseconds.
But this is just the first in a new range of vehicles
from the luxury-auto company.
“The first-ever Cadillac XT4 expands our successful SUV lineup to a segment where Cadillac has
never been before,” says Cadillac president Johan
de Nysschen. “And it sets off a dramatic expansion and elevation of the product range that will
see a new Cadillac virtually once every six months
through 2021.”
The 2019 XT4 will be priced starting at $35,790
when it goes on sale in the fall.
Toyota’s much-loved RAV4
reveals its makeover
The lower,
wider RAV4
comes in three
models with
distinctive
features.
FOR MORE HOT SHOW DEBUTS, TURN TO PAGE A6
GLORY DAYS: Historic vehicles display timeless beauty
A
cabriolet appearing at the show was
once owned by Louis, Prince Napoléon,
great grandson of Emperor Napoléon III
and pretender to the Imperial Throne of
France, as Napoléon VI. Its voluptuous
bodywork was created by Georges
Gangloff, one of the most important
passenger-vehicle coachbuilders after
World War I and a friend of company
founder Ettore Bugatti.
One of just six ever made, the 1967
Bizzarrini P538 was built for competitions such as CanAm and LeMans.
Powered by a Lamborghini V-12 engine,
with six dual Weber carburetors, producing 420 hp, its top speed is 250 mph. The
P538 is the work of mechanical engineer
Giotto Bizzarrini whose automotive
pedigree includes developing the legendary 250 GTO Berlinetta for Ferrari.
Other cars on show include a 1929
Packard Model 626 hillclimb and ovaltrack racer, and a 1971 Lamborghini
Miura P400 SV, frequently listed as one
of the most beautiful cars ever made.
Visitors to the show will also be able
to try one of Saratoga Automobile
Museum’s distracted-driving simulators,
which form part of the museum’s education program to promote safer driving.
Saratoga Automobile Museum,
110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga
Springs, NY 12866, 518-587-1935;
SaratogaAutoMuseum.org. — Liz Turner
Zandy Mangold
STUNNING collection of important
historic cars is presented by the
Saratoga Automobile Museum at this
year’s show.
The centerpiece is a 1994 K-Mart/
Texaco Lola T9400 Indy car on loan
from legendary driver Mario Andretti’s
personal collection.
This car marked the culmination of
Andretti’s 12 seasons with the Newman/
Haas Team and was presented to him
by Paul Newman and Carl Haas as a
retirement gift. Andretti claimed 26 pole
positions and won the championship
with Newman/Haas in 1984, his fourth
Indy Car Championship.
A rare 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio
Mario Andretti’s 1994 K-Mart/Texaco Lola
T9400 from his personal collection is on display.
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Brand new Cadillac
T
OYOTA’S number one best-seller,
the RAV4, is making its fifth-generation debut at the New York
International Auto Show, offering
models with distinct personalities. When it becomes available
at the end of the year (hybrids arrive in
early 2019), you’ll be able to pick a RAV
that’s either a tough-off roader, an urban
premium compact SUV with 19-inch
alloy wheels, or a sporty hybrid.
The new car is lower and wider, with
bolder styling and better ground clearance for off-road driving. Five models
will have the 2.5 VVT-iE gasoline
engine with an 8-speed Direct Shift
Transmission, and four will use the 2.5
Toyota Hybrid System II.
A sporty new addition to the range,
the HSE Hybrid XSE has two-tone paint
with piano black detailing and projectorbeam LED headlights, and sport-tuned
suspension sharpens up its handling.
The RAV4 Adventure grade has a rugged exterior with a more aggressive grille,
standard high-rise roof rails and large
over-fenders. Its off-road ability is boosted
by standard Dynamic Torque Vectoring
All-Wheel Drive with Rear Driveline
Disconnect. In industry speak ‘vectoring’
means “managing,” and that is standard on
All-Wheel Drive-equipped Limited gas
and Adventure grade models, Toyota’s
system distributes the pulling power
of the engine to the wheels best
able to make use of it, so enabling
the driver to steer the vehicle as
intended. Or it disconnects drive
to the rear wheels, if four-wheel
drive is not needed (for example,
on the highway) to save fuel. A
feature called Multi-Terrain Select
also helps drivers to maximize grip
when driving through snow, mud,
sand or rocks.
The RAV4 Hybrid also offers
excellent off-road capability.
The premium Limited model steps
out in 19-inch wheels and a moon roof,
with a 7-inch multi-information display
and a rear-view camera to assist the driver.
Every RAV4 is equipped with
Entune 3.0 multimedia including Wi-Fi
Connect powered by Verizon, handsfree access to Amazon Alexa, and Apple
CarPlay compatibility.
Toyota is also revealing the 2019
Corolla at the New York Auto Show.
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The interior includes an 8-inch touchscreen
infotainment center, wi-fi and phone charging.
RAV
REVIEW
By LIZ TURNER
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My workhorse is a
thoroughbred
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Ford’s immensely
popular F-150 is also
a luxury vehicle
By JOHN McCORMICK
T
ALK about a runaway success story.
The Ford F-Series has been North
America’s best selling vehicle for
decades and this year it cements
its market leadership with a host of
improvements.
Just how dominant is Ford’s full-size pickup? Try these stats: More than 32 million
F-Series have been made to date and on average two are sold every minute. Last year, the
F-Series business was worth $41 billion, bigger than Coca-Cola, Facebook and Nike.
What’s more, Ford’s perennial sales champ
is effectively among the best-selling luxury
brands in the US, second only to MercedesBenz. That’s because the average cost of the
F-Series Super Duty range is $53,000, which
qualifies as luxury-vehicle territory.
Overall, in 2017, Ford sold nearly 900,000
F-Series, comfortably outpacing the combined 800,000 total of GM’s Chevrolet
Silverado and GMC’s Sierra. (However, GM’s
new generation full-size trucks are on the
way later this year — see story below.)
For the 2018 model year, Ford introduced a
number of important upgrades. The design is
refreshed with a new grille, bumpers, lighting, tailgate and wheels. A new 3.3-liter V6
engine replaces the previous 3.5-liter motor,
and is joined by a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 and
5.0-liter V8, with more power and torque.
The beefiest F-150 gasoline engine remains
the 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6, with
375 horsepower and 470lb foot of torque. A
new 3.0-liter diesel engine, boasting 440lb
foot of torque and 30 mpg potential, joins the
The Ford F-150 truck outsells the
competition with a comfortable lead.
lineup. All powerplants except the 3.3-liter
are now paired with a 10-speed automatic
transmission. (The base engine has a sixspeed automatic.)
The performance king of the F-150 range is
the Raptor, a 450 horsepower monster that
has been dubbed the Porsche 911 of off-road
vehicles. The Raptor started life as a side
project for Ford on a shoestring budget, but
has turned into a big hit and happens to outsell Porsche’s entire range in the US market.
The 2018 upgrade story on the F-150 interiors focuses on new colors, materials and
options. Ford’s original Sync infotainment
system has gone from a laughingstock to
front-runner in the form of today’s Sync 3,
now buttressed by optional 4G LTE Wi-Fi
connectivity and Bang & Olufsen audio.
A slew of driver aids and active safety
features, from adaptive cruise control to
forward-collision warning with pedestrian
detection, bring a level of sophistication that
one would not expect in a full-size truck.
Racing to the line
T
HE long-standing truck rivalry between Ford and GM
heats up this fall when Chevrolet and GMC launch a
brace of all new full-size pickups.
For now Ford continues to rule the roost with its updated
2018 F-150 range (see story above). But Chevy and
GMC aim to change that situation with their 2019 2019 GMC
Sierra
Silverado and Sierra models respectively.
Recently, the GM brands took the wraps off

their new generation trucks and revealed
some, but not all of, the details. What is
known is that the new Silverado and Sierra
are quite different from their predecessors
and more distinguished from each other.
In search of reduced weight and better fuel
consumption, Ford made a big splash by moving to aluminum-body construction on its 2015 F-150.
So compelling is the Ford truck that this
auto writer decided to purchase one. With a
30-acre horse farm, I have a clear need for a
full-size pickup truck.
The purchase process, however, is not
exactly straightforward. The number of body,
cab and engine choices, options and variations is staggering. One learns that the more
desirable options (advanced infotainment,
comfort, driver aids and safety features) are
usually expensive, so it makes more sense
to purchase the packages, which leads to
selecting higher trim levels. In going upscale,
I followed a path trodden by many F-150
buyers who want their vehicle to fill two primary roles — as a capable utility vehicle and
as comfortable, well-equipped long-distance
transport for up to five adults.
So far, my Ford experience is living up to
expectations. My F-150 Limited is serving
double duty as a workhorse and a quiet and
comfortable luxury vehicle. Like millions of
other consumers, I am a happy F-150 owner.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado and
GMC Sierra pick up the pace
GM follows suit with extensive use of aluminum, although
notably not for the truck beds. The Silverado sticks with steel
for its bed, which GM says is more durable than aluminum.
In the case of the Sierra, there is an optional bed made
of carbon fiber, which the company claims will be the
most durable on the market.
The Sierra also has a novel
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AMP Jeep gives off-road
fans at the New York
International Auto Show
a taste of the iconic brand’s
capabilities and a unique
view of the Big Apple.
Professional 4x4 drivers take
riders for a thrill ride including an 18-foot climb up Jeep
Mountain. Guests will encounter a rugged 5-foot stair climb
and the extreme breakover
obstacle, which shows how a
Jeep keeps on climbing with
one wheel in the air.
More than 12 trailers of
freight and organic landscape
materials were used to create this year’s 20,000-square
foot Camp Jeep exhibit. Rides
will be offered in the all-new
2018 Wrangler Rubicon, new
2019 Cherokee Trailhawk,
Renegade Trailhawk, Grand
Cherokee Trailhawk and
Compass Trailhawk.
“The iconic Jeep brand offers
an adventurous lifestyle and
vehicles that deliver legendary 4x4 capabilities. Attendees
will enjoy the Jeep experience
firsthand at the auto show,”
said Mike Manley, head of Jeep
Brand-FCA Global.
— Liz Turner
tailgate. Dubbed the MultiPro Tailgate, it has a foldout
section that can function as a step, table or cargo stopper.
The Chevy’s tailgate will be power operated.
The Silverado will offer six engine and transmission
combinations, including a new 3.0-liter diesel. (Ford’s 2018
F-150 also offers a diesel for the first time.)
Larger, more versatile and functional cab designs are
part of the story for both Chevy and GMC models. New
safety and convenience features will be announced later.
The upscale Sierra’s cab will be set apart by open-pore
wood trim and distinctive leather sur2019
Chevrolet faces with contrast stitching, plus the
Silverado first head-up display offered in the full
size pickup segment.

Prices for GM’s new trucks have yet to
be revealed, but expect the Silverado and
Sierra to be highly competitive (starting
at around $30,000) as they try to knock
the F-150 off its perch.
— John McCormick
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2019 BMW X4 M40i M Performance 
BMW has put some heat under the
phenomenal stopping power to match the
2019 BMW X4 revealed earlier this year.
car’s power and precision handling.
The sporty second-generation X4 M40i
BMW calls the X4 a sports activity
M Performance unveiled in New York is
coupe, but it could be called a crossover.
powered by an inline six-cylinder engine
The 2019 model has sportier proportions,
with a maxmum power output of 355
wider tracks, a lower center of gravity
horsepower, enabling it to accelerate
and improved aerodynamics. Passengers
from 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds.
can enjoy a larger panoramic moon roof
An eight-speed automatic and all-wheel
and a 3-Zone Climate Control system.
drive are also part of the package, along
You’ll be able to spot the M40i by
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The redesigned 2019 C-Class Coupe
and Cabriolet are celebrating their world
premiere in the Big Apple, along with hot
Mercedes-AMG versions.
The standard C300 versions have a
turbocharged 2-liter 4-cylinder engine producing 255 horsepower. The performance
models, badged AMG C 43, will be powered
by a 3-liter V-6 with 385 horsepower.
The C300 is available with 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive for improved traction
and driving stability, especially in adverse
road conditions, and handling and grip will
be honed further by the electronic dynamics
control and traction control system.
The 2019 C Class will go on sale later this
year, and prices will probably stay around
the same, starting from close to $40,000.
2019 Audi A6 
The all-new 2019
Audi A6 making its
U.S. debut in New
York majors on
advanced tech. As
we get more used to
talking to digital entities, cars have gotten
more chatty. So if you
say “I’m cold,” the A6
will respond with,
“What temperature
would you like to set
the cabin to?”
The A6 processes
questions and commands through
onboard stored data and information from
the cloud using its MMI system. Naturally
the A6 offers music streaming, connectivity
and its own app, and the latest MMI Navigation Plus includes a self-learning function
that generates search suggestions based on
frequently driven routes. The route guidance can also factor in traffic conditions
throughout the region.
As for the drive, Audi promises the A6
sedan will be noticeably more dynamic than
the outgoing model, thanks to its innovative
suspension. A smooth and powerful all-new
V6 turbocharged engine is paired with new
48-volt mild-hybrid technology to boost
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The high-tech third generation 2019 Acura RDX SUV has its world debut
in New York. For the first time, the RDX has been designed and developed in
America and will be produced in Raymond, Ohio.
For the first time, too, an A-Spec sport-style
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G
ENESIS, the fledgling
luxury brand spun off
from Hyundai a little
more that two years ago,
has shattered stereotypes
and offered a glimpse into the
brand’s future with the Essentia
concept car, newly unveiled at
the New York Auto Show.
The all-electric grand touring
coupe pushes the boundaries of
Genesis’ image far beyond that of
its conservative sedans and even
the futuristic GV80 SUV concept
it revealed at last year’s auto show.
Manfred Fitzgerald, senior
vice president and head of the
Genesis brand and formerly with
Lamborghini, says the Essentia
is proof of the brand’s obligation
to create desirable products that
spark passion and inspiration.
“A coupe is always the most emotional vehicle a brand can design,
therefore [the Essentia] serves to
showcase how Genesis thinks about
shaping future mobility, which shall
be enticing and engaging at the
same time,” Fitzgerald says.
Although it’s thoroughly modern, the Essentia’s long, sweeping
hood and cabin that dives down
low in the rear is reminiscent
of the iconic grand touring cars
of the late 1960s and early ’70s.
Contrasting with these classic
proportions is a modern interpre-
GENESIS IS A
REVELATION
The futuristic
Genesis Essentia
concept features a
transparent hood,
butterfly doors and a
super-luxe interior.
Essentia all-electric
concept makes its
world debut
tation of the Genesis crest grille,
flanked by quad headlights borrowed from the GV80 concept.
Copper-plated wheels are
forged in an intricate pattern,
which designers have dubbed the
“G-Matrix.” A transparent hood
gives a peek of the carbon fiber
chassis beneath, as well as its
pushrod suspension, a configuration used on many race cars.
One of the Essentia’s most eye-
catching features is
executive vice president
its butterfly doors,
and head of Genesis
exuding a true
design. Before joining
supercar vibe.
Genesis, Donckerwolke
“The Genesis
designed cars such as the
Essentia is definLamborghini Murcielago
ing our vision of
and Gallardo. His superLuc Donckerwolke star team of designers
an electric Gran
Turismo which
include Alexander “Sasha”
integrates athleticism and
Selipanov, who penned the Bugatti
elegance as designing paramChiron supercar and Hans Lapine,
eters,” says Luc Donckerwolke,
formerly of Porsche and Audi. The
interior is courtesy of former Audi
designer Chris Ha and Guillermo
Mignot, who trained at MercedesBenz and later worked on several
Volkswagen concepts.
They chose to fit the Essentia
with an all-electric powertrain,
using multiple electric motors
that can propel the car from zero
to 60 mph in about three seconds.
In order to achieve the low-slung
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and others — which would have
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center tunnel, where a drive shaft
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The cabin was designed to
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Cognac leather seats are complemented with blue leather, carbon
fiber and pearlized aluminum
trim. Widescreen displays sit in
front of the driver and in the center stack, the latter controlled by
a jewel-like controller.
Genesis has announced it will
have a six-car lineup by 2021,
including two SUVs and a “nearluxury sport coupe.” Current
offerings include the G90, the G80
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Infiniti) and the all-new compact
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A
MERICANS can’t get enough
of sport utility vehicles and the
Volkswagen Atlas offers up a new
option for families looking for
plenty of cargo space.
Volkswagen’s seven-seater competes with the likes of the Honda Pilot, Ford
Explorer, Mazda CX9, Nissan Pathfinder,
and the just-redesigned Hyundai Santa Fe.
Although it’s a midsize SUV, the Atlas offers
more room than nearly all competitors.
Yet not long ago, it looked to be all doom
and gloom for Volkswagen when the company admitted in 2015 to using cheating
devices in its diesel vehicles to pass emissions tests. As “Dieselgate” unfolded, some
predicted that the automaker and its parent
company, Volkswagen Group (which counts
Audi and Porsche among its brands) would
be “crippled” and “decimated.”
Indeed, the company has taken a huge hit,
paying out around $30 billion in fines, retrofits
and legal costs. At the same time, Volkswagen
has gotten down to business, and the new Atlas
is a key part of VW’s comeback strategy.
Made at Volkswagen’s plant in
Chattanooga, Tenn., the Atlas offers a traditional upright SUV stance with styling
that’s on the conservative side.
Two engines are offered — both gasoline.
For occasional cargo hauling and shuttling
duties, the base model’s 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder with a modest 235
horsepower is adequate, with a price starting at $30,750.
Those who will make frequent use of the
Atlas’ three rows, or who regularly tackle
steep terrain, will want the 276 horsepower,
3.6-liter V6, priced from $32,150. All-wheeldrive, known in Volkswagen-speak as
4Motion, is only available with the V6. Fuel
economy ranges from 22/26/24 city/highway/combined mpg for the base engine to
17/23/19 mpg for the V6 all-wheel-drive.
Out west in Lake Tahoe where spring
snowfall has rivaled that on the East Coast,
we spent some time driving the top-of-theline, V6-powered Atlas SEL Premium with
4Motion ($49,415).
Seating is comfortable throughout, and even
those who drew the short straws and climbed
into the third row praised the Atlas’ rear legroom. There’s enough luggage room for a few
suitcases, and when the third row is folded
down, the Atlas offers 55.5 cubic feet of space.
Up in front, a brightly lit touch screen is easy
to read, and the user-friendly interface features
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
However, going though the mountains,
the engine and the 8-speed automatic transmission felt — and sounded — like it was
working hard. Kicking the transmission
over into sport mode helps.
Otherwise, the ride is smooth and quiet,
and for a larger SUV, the Atlas handles tight
MAP OF
THE FUTURE
Volkswagen looks to reinvent its
image with the new Atlas SUV
Topping
the safety
rankings, VW’s
Atlas brings a midsized SUV to the
company’s vehicle
line-up.
curvy roads just fine. When ice and slush
appeared, we switched over to snow mode,
where it worked in tandem with the Atlas’s
all-wheel-drive system.
Part of the Atlas’ appeal lies in its high safety
ratings. The Insurance Institute for Highway
Safety named the 2018 Atlas a top safety pick
and the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration gives the all-wheel-drive Atlas
a perfect five-star overall rating.
A suite of advanced safety features is
standard on the SEL model, including adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning,
blind spot monitor with rear traffic alert,
and forward collision warning which will
stop the car automatically if the system
SIBLING RIVALRY
VW’s sportier Atlas concept
makes its world debut
Zandy Mangold
detects a stopped car
or a pedestrian in its path.
Every Volkswagen Atlas also comes with
a six-year, 72,000-mile warranty, coverage
surpassed only by Hyundai.
So far, Volkswagen’s efforts are paying
off. In 2017 sales were up 5 percent for the
brand, even in a relatively flat market. As
for diesel, Volkswagen executives have
recently said it will experience a “renaissance” in European markets. But when
asked if diesel will come back to the US,
one Volkswagen spokesperson replied, simply: “No.” Instead, the company will focus
on electric offerings, which should hit the
market in the next few years.
THE concept starring on the Volkswagen
stand may look somewhat familiar because
when the wraps came off, the vehicle underneath was a five-seater version of the Atlas (see
story, above). It’s sportier than its seven-seater
brother and although it has concept elements,
such as the invisible door handles, we expect the
production version will be close to it. The price
tag will be lower than the larger car’s $30,700,
possibly in the mid $20,000s.
Volkswagen has announced that it will invest
about $340 million to bring the vehicle to market.
— Liz Turner
ROAD TEST:
2018 Alfa
Romeo Giulia
Quadrifoglio
PRICE: $73,595 MPG: 17 mpg
city/24 mpg highway
WHAT WE LIKED: Italian
style and heritage, excellent
driving dynamics.
WHAT WE DIDN’T LIKE:
Tricky entry and exit.
T
HE four-leaf clover that first
symbolized excellence for Alfa
Romeo in 1923 has a new effect
today. Called quadrifoglio in Italian,
this emblem staved off bad luck for
Alfa’s racers and signified potency for
production models.
The buyer of a 2018 Alfa Romeo
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emblem on either front fender for
luck and then lie about the car’s price,
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The Giulia Quad is one of the bestlooking sedans on the street, relying
on traditional forms and historic
cues. The bodywork caresses the Alfa
badge in front. The hood bulges with
a power dome. Look at a 1965 Giulia
Spider, and you’ll see much the same.
Our test left us feeling passionate
about the Giulia Quadrifoglio. Not
only was it striking in rosso competizione, or racing red, but also it was
quite satisfying inside. Beautifullystitched black leather predominated,
with synthetic suede at key touchpoints and carbon fiber inserts in
surprising places. Primary controls
are integrated into the steering wheel.
And what a performer it is! With
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while the 8-speed automatic transmission gains alertness and the steering
and suspension respond likewise.
Negatives are the rough idle on cold
starts, and the stop-start system for
saving fuel took some getting used to.
Nevertheless the Giulia Quad is
the most exciting car in the midsize
sport-sedan segment, managing to
be both extravagant and weaponlike.
Our advice to the prospective owner,
though — tell yourself the truth about
tire bills of the future.
— Ronald Ahrens
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questions
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CBS analyst Bill Raftery talks with
The Post’s Justin Terranova about the
Final Four matchups, why he has no
plans to retire and of course Loyola
Chicago’s 98-year-old chaplain, Sister
Jean.
Q: Are you looking forward to
meeting Sister Jean?
A: My sister is a nun, so I better get
to say hello to her. The affection the
student body and the team has and the
respect the coaches have is great to
see. It touches everybody, no matter
what background you are from. Then
to find out she actually played basketball, a good friend of mine asked me if
I had announced any of her games.
Q: What has made you, Jim
Nantz and Grant Hill a successful
team?
A: Grant and I have such a respect
for Jim. I was fortunately there for
Jim’s first game and one of the first
studio shows he did. So, I was friendly
with him and we used to play golf in
those days before he realized how bad
I was. You can’t describe what a great
person Grant is. There’s just so much
substance. They love the game and
want to bring out anything they can to
make it more it more interesting and
not intrude or ruin the flow of it.
Q: At 74 years old, do you ever
think about not calling these
games?
A: I haven’t even thought about it. I
love being around the game for a lot of
reasons. The young people are fantastic to feed off of, and when I look
around, everybody is a young person
now. That’s enriching. If I get bored
getting ready for these
games, I think at that
point either I will tell
myself (to retire) or
someone of great importance will tell me.
Q: Is there something about Michigan
that will make that
team more of a challenge for Loyola than
what they’ve seen thus
far?
A: The difference with
Michigan is they are
used to a lot of
the things
$
in practice that Loyola does. They slip
a lot, they ball screen a lot. I think that
prepares them a little bit for this team.
Loyola runs so many things to get free.
They are cerebral and read defenses
great and that’s sort of the premise
Michigan is used to.
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one of the top coaches in college
basketball?
A: His input, and the psychology he
uses to motivate, he just has a very
natural way of suggesting a belief
in you. You never see the kids
looking over their shoulder. He
said a few years ago that he
got sloppy, where he didn’t
pay attention to the type of
kid he wanted to play there.
That’s what he’s got the last
few years, they just understand that it’s all about the
group, not the individual.
He’s like Louie (Carnesecca)
was. They are good losers, but they
don’t
lose
often.
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José “Pepito” Gómez (third from left, standing) who lives in Jersey City, united NYC and Cuban
musicians to form Orquesta Akokán, who plan to tour the US this summer.
CUBAN SALSA
EXTRA SPICY
Big band drops debut album recorded in Havana
By RAQUEL LANERI
J
OSÉ “Pepito” Gómez
defected from Cuba
10 years ago. But even
long after he’d made a
home in America, the
singer never forgot Havana’s
Areito Studios, where greats
like Frank Sinatra and Celia
Cruz recorded in the 1940s
and ’50s, before Fidel Castro
took power.
And so, while discussing
dream projects with a couple of his New York friends,
he had a brainstorm: Why
not bring his old Cuban
pals and his new gringo
bandmates together and record there?
“It’s the only studio in
Cuba that survived the revolution,” the 45-year-old
Gómez tells The Post,
speaking in Spanish over
coffee in Midtown. “When I
moved to Havana, the first
studio I recorded at was
Areito. So it is very special
to me.”
It wasn’t easy, but Gómez
and friends Jacob Plasse and
Mike Eckroth lassoed 16 of
the best Latin-jazz musicians in the world — 10 from
Cuba — to form Orquestra
Akokán (Orchesta from the
heart). Their self-titled de-
but comes out Friday from
Daptone Records.
“It was a really beautiful
experience, because it had
been a long time since I’d
seen some of these musicians,” says Gómez, who
lives in Jersey City. “Reuniting with them — there are
two who are from my same
town — and playing this
music from our heritage together, it was really moving.”
It took almost a year to coordinate the session and
book all the musicians.
Gómez reached out to his
friend, pianist César “Pupy”
Pedroso, in Havana to corral
Cuba’s finest instrumentalists. Meanwhile, guitarist
Plasse and pianist and arranger Eckroth wrote all the
music for the album, basing
it on traditional Cuban
mambo with lots of driving
horns and propulsive beats
— the kind of music recorded back in Areito’s
golden years.
Yet even with relaxed CubanAmerican relations (the
group got together in November 2016, before Donald
Trump partially closed
America’s embassy in Havana), recording in the communist country wasn’t easy.
“People told us it wasn’t
going to work, that we were
going to end up losing a lot
of money,” says Plasse.
“There’s blackouts, people
can’t make it or somebody
[in charge] just says, ‘No,
you can’t do this.’ I was
freaking out.”
Then, a passport issue
made Gómez miss the first
day of recording.
“We only had three days
in the studio, and when the
musicians just saw Mike
and me, they were concerned,” says Plasse. “But
when Pepito [arrived]the
second day, everyone relaxed a bit.
“It came out better than
we could have ever expected,” he says.
In fact, it went so well that
Orquesta Akokán plans on
recording two more albums.
And they’re working on getting their Cuban comrades
here to New York for a US
tour this summer.
“It’s not so easy with the
embassy being closed,” says
Pepito, whose father still
lives in Cuba. “So to bring
the musicians here, we have
to bring them through other
countries.
“But don’t worry,” he says.
“We’ll make it happen!”
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of New York, bounded and
described as follows: BEGINNING at
a point on the Southerly side of
Nameoke Avenue, distant 80.00 feet
Easterly from the corner formed by
the intersection of the Southerly
side of Nameoke Avenue with the
Easterly side of Pinson Street; being
a plot 50.00 feet by 45.00 feet by
50.00 feet by 45.00 feet.
Said premises known as 22-15
NAMEOKE
AVENUE,
FAR
ROCKAWAY, NY
Approximate amount of lien
$536,162.64 plus interest & costs.
Premises will be sold subject to
provisions of filed Judgment and
Terms of Sale.
If the sale is set aside for any reason,
the Purchaser at the sale shall be
entitled only to a return of the
deposit paid. The Purchaser shall
have no further recourse against the
Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the
Mortgagee’s attorney.
Index Number 23935/2010.
CRAIG ZIM, ESQ., Referee
David A. Gallo & Associates LLP
Attorney(s) for Plaintiff
99 Powerhouse Road, First Floor,
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
File# 4722.1152
The above sale, originally scheduled
for March 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. has
been postponed. The new sale date
has been rescheduled for April 13,
2018 at the same time and place.
CRAIG ZIM, ESQ., Referee.
FORECLOSURE NOTICES
REFEREE’S NOTICE OF SALE
IN FORECLOSURE
SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF QUEENS
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON
FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT,
INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST
2005-58, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2005-58, Plaintiff - against SUSANDAI MAHABEERSINGH
A/K/A SUSANDAI
MAHBEERSINGH, et al
Defendant(s).
Pursuant to a Judgment of
Foreclosure and Sale entered on
September 23, 2016.
I, the
undersigned Referee will sell at
public auction, at court room #25
located
at
88-11
Sutphin
Boulevard,
Jamaica,
Queens
County, New York on the 13th
Day of April, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. All
that certain plot, piece or parcel
of land, with the buildings and
improvements thereon erected,
situate, lying and being in the
Borough and County of Queens,
City and State of New York.
Premises known as 111-10 95th
Avenue, South Richmond Hill,
(City of New York) New York
11419-0000.
(Block: 9413, Lot: 4)
Approximate amount of lien
$731,862.18 plus interest and
costs.
Premises will be sold subject to
provisions of filed judgment and
terms of sale.
Index No. 706785/2015.
Dominic Villoni, Esq., Referee.
Davidson Fink LLP
Attorney(s) for Plaintiff
28 East Main Street, Suite 1700
Rochester, NY 14614-1990
Tel. 585/760-8218
Dated: February 13, 2018
NOTICE OF SALE
Supreme Court County Of Queens
Bank of America, N.A., Plaintiff
AGAINST Jason Dantzler, et al,
Defendant
Pursuant
to
a
Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale
duly dated 8/13/2013 and
entered on 8/21/2013, I, the
undersigned Referee, will sell at
public auction at the Queens
County
Courthouse,
88-11
Sutphin Blvd., Courtroom 25,
Jamaica, NY on April 13, 2018 at
10:00 AM premises known as 21911 135th Avenue Laurelton, NY
11413. All that certain plot piece
or parcel of land, with the
buildings and improvements
erected, situate, lying and being
in the County of Queens, City and
State of New York, BLOCK: 13099,
LOT: 45. Approximate amount of
judgment is $785,058.56 plus
interests and costs. Premises will
be sold subject to provisions of
filed
Judgment
Index
#
17315/2012. For sale information,
please visit Auction.com at
www.Auction.com or call (800)
280-2832. Jeffrey Kim, Referee
FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS
WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53
Gibson Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706
NOTICE OF SALE
SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF
QUEENS, JV 48 LLC, Plaintiff,
vs. WANDA CONTI, ET AL.,
Defendant(s).
Pursuant to a Judgment of
Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on
November 19, 2014 and the Order
Substituting Referee dated March
10, 2017, I, the undersigned
Referee will sell at public auction
at the Queens County Supreme
Courthouse, Courtroom 25, 88-11
Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY
on April 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.,
premises known as 32-69 48th
Street, Astoria, NY. All that certain
plot, piece or parcel of land, with
the buildings and improvements
thereon erected, situate, lying and
being in the Borough of Queens,
County of Queens, City and State
of New York, Block 734 and Lot
11. Approximate amount of
judgment is $982,376.84 plus
interest and costs. Premises will
be sold subject to provisions of
filed Judgment Index # 4679/12.
David Cohen, Esq., Referee
Berliner & Pilson, Esqs., 40
Cuttermill Road, Suite 308,
Great Neck, New York 11021,
Attorneys for Plaintiff
NOTICE OF SALE
In pursuance and by virtue of a
Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale
duly granted and entered on or
about June 3, 2016, in an action
pending before the Supreme Court
of the State of New York, County of
Queens, entitled Bank of America,
N.A. v. Cydrick Crayton, et al.,
bearing Index No. 703325-13, by
The Honorable David Elliot, IAS Part
14, I, the Referee, duly appointed in
the action for such purpose, will
expose for sale and sell at public
auction to the highest bidder on
Friday, April 20, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.,
in Courtroom 25 of the Queens
County Supreme Court, 88-11
Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, New York
11435, the mortgaged premises
designated as Block 10616, Lot 28,
in the City of New York, Borough of
Queens, State of New York and
known as 93-50 Vanderveer Street,
Queens Village, New York 11428.
The approximate amount of the
judgment is $518,712.10 plus
interest and other charges, and the
property is being sold subject to the
terms and conditions stated in the
judgment, any prior encumbrances
and the terms of sale which shall be
available at the time of sale.
Dated:
March 15, 2018
New York, New York
William T. Driscoll, Esq.
Referee
118-35 Queens Blvd.
Forest Hills, New York 11435
(718) 575-8552
DAVID P. STICH, ESQ.
Attorney for Plaintiff
521 Fifth Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, New York 10175
(646) 554-4421
FAMILY COURT
OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
COUNTY OF BRONX
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SUMMONS
Docket Nos. B-28918/17
In the Matter of
DAKOTA-LOVE SENANKPON KIKIDE-NY A/K/A DAKOTA-LOVE KIKI,
A dependent child, under the age of
14 years, to the custody of Graham
Windham Services to Families and
Children,
alleged to be a
permanently
neglected
and
abandoned child,
pursuant to
Section 384-b of the Social Services
Law.
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IN THE MATTER OF THE PEOPLE
OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TO: SENAN KIKI
A verified Petition having been
filed in this Court alleging that the
above-named child in the care of
Graham Windham Services to
Families
and
Children,
the
petitioner, is a permanently
neglected and abandoned child, as
defined by Article 6, Part 1 of the
Family Court Act and Section 384-b
of the Social Services Law, a copy of
said Petition being annexed hereto;
YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to
appear before the Family Court at
900 Sheridan Avenue, Bronx, New
York, Part 11, 7th floor, on the 24th
day of APRIL, 2018, 2018, before the
HON. RODRIGUEZ at 9:00 o’clock in
the forenoon of said day to show
cause why the Court should not
enter an Order depriving you of all
the rights of custody of DAKOTALOVE SENANKPON KIKI-DE-NY A/K/A
DAKOTA-LOVE KIKI awarding the
custody of said child to the
petitioning authorized agency as a
permanently
neglected
and
abandoned child as provided by
law.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if said
child is adjudged to be a
permanently
neglected
and
abandoned child, and, if custody is
awarded to said authorized agency,
said child may be adopted with the
consent of said authorized agency
without further notice to you and
without your consent.
In the event of your failure to
appear, said failure to appear will
result in the termination of all your
parental rights to the child.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE
that your failure to appear will result
in the termination of all your
parental rights to the child.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE
that your failure to appear shall
constitute a denial of an interest in
the child, which denial may result in
the transfer or commitment of the
childâ ™s
care,
custody,
guardianship or adoption of the
child, all without further notice to
the parents of the child.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE
that you are entitled to be
represented by an attorney, and, if
you cannot afford to retain an
attorney, one will be appointed to
represent you by the Court free of
charge to you.
Dated: 10/26/17
By Order of the Court
________s/________
Clerk, Family Court,
Bronx County
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2018 NCAA TOURNAMENT
CAVALIER ATTITUDE
Bennett: Historic loss
won’t change our style
By ZACH BRAZILLER
SAN ANTONIO — The symmetry was twisted. The irony was unkind.
At the Final Four, which has
eluded Tony Bennett like a shifty
running back, he was honored as
the Associated Press’ Coach of the
Year. In a 15-minute press conference, the Virginia coach was faced
almost exclusively with questions
about the season’s one low point,
the historic NCAA Tournament upset that will be his scarlet letter, that
will always be a part of his résumé.
And, surprising to no one, he
handled it in his typically classy
fashion, just as he did the night
Virginia fell to UMBC, the first
time a No. 1 seed lost to a No. 16 in
136 contests. He even joked about
the all-time upset, saying he
thought the award was for NCAA
Tournament Coach of the Year.
“I didn’t get that,” Bennett
cracked Thursday at the Alamodome. “I wasn’t sure. ... I love the
NCAA Tournament, and I hate the
NCAA Tournament.”
Bennett, 48, watched film of the
game a few days after the crushing
defeat. He admitted there were a
few adjustments he could’ve made.
The loss of versatile wing De’Andre Hunter (broken left wrist), the
ACC’s Sixth Man of the Year, hurt
against UMBC’s small lineup. But
the Retrievers made shots, Virginia
didn’t after shooting well virtually
all season, and the Cavaliers all of a
sudden were facing a big secondhalf deficit they didn’t handle well.
“When that happens in games
like that, you’re in trouble,” said
Bennett, who won the coaching
honor in a landslide, landing 50 of
the 65 votes that were submitted
before the NCAA Tournament.
Bennett isn’t planning to make
any wholesale changes to the way
in which he runs his program. He
won’t overreact to one game. He’s
not going to scrap the pack-line defense that has keyed the Cavaliers
renaissance since his arrival nine
years ago and has resulted in three
ACC regular-season titles in the
past five years, and three No. 1
seeds.
Since that loss, he’s been more
concerned with making sure his
players were mentally OK. So far,
he’s received a resoundingly positive response. There have been no
signs that loss will negatively impact them. He even received a poignant text message from his starting point guard, Ty Jerome, a New
Rochelle native.
“This is now part of our story,” Jerome wrote to his coach, “and we get
to respond to it the way we want.”
Recalling the text brought a
smile to Bennett’s face.
“If you respond the right way
and use it for the right kind of motivation,” he said, “then I think
you’ll improve from it and you’ll
grow.”
NOT ALL FOUR NOTHING: Virginia coach Tony Bennett, whose team — including Isaiah Wilkins (inset) — was the first No 1 seed to lose to a No. 16 in the NCAA Tournament, was named the AP Coach of
the Year on Thursday at the Final Four in San Antonio.
AP (2)
Emmert: NCAA has no interest in paying players
By HOWIE KUSSOY
SAN ANTONIO — Mark
Emmert expects change to
come to college basketball
after this season — except
at its foundation.
Following the FBI’s corruption probe into college
basketball and the revelation of some players being
paid by agents, the NCAA
president said he doesn’t
believe the sport would be
cleaned up if players received a cut of the billions
of dollars they help bring in
each year.
“Universities and colleges have consistently
said they don’t want to
have student-athletes become employees of a university,” Emmert said.
“They don’t want them to
be playing for compensation. They want this to be
part of a collegiate experience, and they want these
young men and young
women to be part of a
higher-education environment.”
Emmert said the NCAA
plans to have discussions
with the NBA and the Players Association, and he believes that players should
be eligible to turn pro
straight out of high school.
With that choice, Emmert
said a player would then
choose how important it is
to make money.
“There needs to be the
ability for a young person
and his family to say, you
know, what I really want to
do is just become a professional ballplayer, and they
ought to be provided that
opportunity if they don’t
want to go to college,” Emmert said. “If they do want
to go to college, I think
that’s an extraordinary opportunity. They get to pursue the sport they love.
They get to potentially
wind up in a venue like this
one.
“That’s a choice that
needs to be there. But people fully understand that
when you go into a collegiate environment you’re
not doing that to become
an employee of a univer-
sity. And there is no interest in higher education of
turning college athletes
into employees that are
hired and fired by universities.”
Emmert, who responded
to the FBI scandal by selecting former Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice to
head the Commission on
College Basketball, said the
recommendations of the
group will be given April 25.
“I recognize everybody
says this is sort of typical
behavior of big organiza-
tions, right? Something
goes wrong, you form a
commission and then nothing happens,” Emmert said.
“I mean just to be blunt
about it, you don’t waste
Condoleezza Rice’s time if
you’re not serious about it.
... Everybody that’s involved
in college basketball right
now recognizes this can’t
continue the way it’s continuing.
“There’s more motivation
and focus on this than any
issue that I’ve seen in my
time in college sports.”
Debbie Little at Yonkers
Aqueduct
vcangialosi@nypost.com
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1
Short but sweet 15 day spring meet begins today at the Big A.
Wood Memorial is Saturday, April 7th...Thermometer may hit 60 this
afternoon with a chance of showers...STAN THE MAN is batting 0 for 9 but
has rallied to be a close 2nd last 3 starts. Choice stretching out for
Terranova off the rising figs. WEATHER WIZ made the board both tries last
July and was done for the year. Jerkens shaves a panel for return. We'll
wait. FREE KITTY went turf to dirt and came home 2nd best all 3 starts this
distance. Best value. AJNADEEN was 4 ¹/₂ back of top pick.
PN Horse Wt.
Jockey
Last 3 Trainer
Odds
Analysis by Vic Cangialosi

4
1 mile; $60,000; mdn; 4up
Less than SPECTACULAR KID and NOLINSKI reported home 5th with
optionals after racing well in their previous. Both should recover at this
lower level. "Kid" took home 3rd prize in a 150k in December. Davis rides
for Martin. Value play over Nolinski who was beaten ³/₄ with allowance in
January. Bravo in for the ride. MR FIXIT won at 1st asking leading at every
call then a tired 6th racing optionals before retreating to the sideline in
September. Arroyo on the Laurel shipper. MR HOT ROCKS and NIKO
STRONG load off handy maiden breakers.
PN Horse Wt.
Jockey
Last 3 Trainer
Odds
6-2-1
Diodoro
9-2
J Alvarado
2-1-3
Rodriguez
2-1
1A a-Son of Mine(L),123
J Navarro
1-5-6
Rodriguez
5-1
3 Wildcatpleasures(L),120
A Mariano
5-6-6
Dunham
30-1
Rice
3-1
4 Sicilia Mike(L),120
D Davis
6-2-2
Sciacca
6-1
B Brown
8-1
5 Holland Road(L),123
K Carmouche
2-6-1
Dilger
5-2
1-6-x
Englehart
6-1
6 Appealing Henry(L),123
A Worrie
3-4-1
Gullo
12-1
6-1-x
Terranova
9-2
7 Set the Trappe(L),120
H Diaz, Jr
5-8-7
Ferraro
15-1
8 Professor Snape(L),123
J Bravo
3-3-4
Arriaga
5-1
12-1
1 Lake Party(L),122
C DeCarlo
4-1-3
Contessa
15-1
2 Untraceable(L),122
K Carmouche
3-7-x
C Brown
10-1
2 Nolinski(L),122
J Bravo
5-4-1
Englehart
9-5
3 Pawn It Back ,122
J Robles
4-6-2
Jones
30-1
3 Spectacular Kid(L),122
D Davis
5-3-1
C Martin
4 Ajnadeen(L),122
J Bravo
4-x-x
McLaughlin
4 Mr. Hot Rocks(L),122
T McCarthy
1-8-2
5 Comeoncomeoncat(L),122
J Alvarado
6-1-6
6 Niko Strong(L),122
J Lezcano
7 Mr. Fixit(L),119
A Arroyo
6 Stan the Man(L),122
D Davis
2-2-2
J Jerkens
Terranova
9-5
6-5

2
6 fur; $35,000; mdn clm($30,000); 3YO
Watching the board on the well rested BRIDEYS KITTEN. Outrun
both starts late last year. Resurfaces as a gelding for Albertrani moving
sharply lower. Route to sprint; blinkers on. GIO LUCKY missed by a fast
closing ³/₄ last pair this level. 3rd time the charm? CODYLICIOUS ran early
in his debut but landed 10 lengths back of Gio Lucky. Improves 2nd time
around. CK DEXTER HAVEN was 2nd to a runaway winner racing similar.
NEW YEARS WISH debuts for Rice.
PN Horse Wt.
Jockey
Last 3 Trainer
Odds
1 mile; $57,000; alw; 4up
Perfect timing. HOLY WEEK has arrived 3rd, thrice at this
level/distance here this winter. Only ³/₄ shy at 15-1 in latest. 0 for 13 at a
mile but can't pass on price. DYNAMAX PRIME and GUICK exit same race.
Dynamax Prime lost in a photo finish racing off the 7 month layoff. Ready
to roll 2nd off the break. Guick was a leg weary 5th as odds-on-fave. Rice
trainee was a a length better than Holy Week 2 back. PROPHETS CAT
moves higher after edging claimers at 38-1.
PN Horse Wt.
Jockey
Last 3 Trainer
Odds
R Hernandez
1-9-4
Sciacca
5-1
D Davis
3-1-7
Baker
9-2
1 Mission Command(L),120
M Franco
5-1-3
Rodriguez
7-2
J Alvarado
3-4-9
Englehart
10-1
6-7-x
Albertrani
8-1
3 Blinded Vision(L),120
T McCarthy
5-2-3
Toscano
4-1
4 Codylicious ,120
J Navarro
5-x-x
Barker
5 Gio Lucky(L),120
D Davis
2-2-10 Terranova
2-1
5 Holy Week(L),123
H Diaz, Jr
3-3-3
Serpe
6-1
6 C K Dexter Haven(L),120
H Diaz, Jr
2-5-2
5-2
6 The Great Samurai(L),118
J Alvarado
6-1-1
Toscano
8-1
8 Wicked Huntsman(L),120
J Alvarado
R Hernandez
x-x-x
8-3-5
Rice
Friedman
9-2
30-1

3
1 mile; $40,000; clm($20,000); 4up
Shade lower for CLOUD CONTROL after racing evenly for 3rd in
December. Stretches to distance where he won by 3+ in only start.
CONQUEST BIGLUCK E wired lighter division traveling 1 1/4 miles then
checked in 6th of 7 racing a mile with better. Can he hold off top pick?
ALAAPATIQUE and CANDY PROMISES ran 2-3, noses apart. BECKERS
GALAXY has made the board 12 of 15 this distance.
PN Horse Wt.
Jockey
Last 3 Trainer
Odds
2 Becker's Galaxy(L),120
M Franco
6-1-7
Englehart
3-1
6 1/2 fur; $59,000; alw; 4up
2 Light the Vow(L),118
7-10-x Donk
P Lopez
7 New Year's Wish(M),115
8
1 Prophet's Cat(L),118
M Franco
2 Bridey's Kitten(L),120
12-1

TRIBECCA was a surprising 3rd at 59-1 in the Hollie Hughes. Scored
with claimers 2 back but did not fare well with this brand here in
November. Better equipped off the superior fig. FORESET came home 5th,
about 7 lengths back in the Hughes. Placed 2nd previous pair at this
height. Again? McCarthy rides for Rudy. BAVARO Still waiting. Has
dropped 7 straight since winning initial pair. Tired to 3rd after racing on
the lead with similar last out. Best value.
PN Horse Wt.
Jockey
Last 3 Trainer
Odds
1 Corinthian Spirit(L),120
Weaver
15-1

5
2-1
3 Special Story(L),118
J Rose
4-3-1
Barrera
8-1
2 Bavaro(L),118
4 Guick(L),118
T McCarthy
5-2-1
Rice
7-2
3 Foreset(L),118
T McCarthy
5-2-2
Rodriguez
2-1
4 Mighty Zealous(L),118
P Lopez
4-3-4
Contessa
12-1
5 Giantinthemoonlite(L),118
D Davis
8-4-3
Baker
6 Tribecca(L),118
K Carmouche
3-1-10 Sciacca
7 Dynamax Prime(L),118

6
M Franco
2-6-7
Weaver
2-1
Late energy from LADY MOYNE and she'll stretch out for Jerkens.
Kicked to within a neck last pair. Franco gets her up in time. TAKE CHARGE
AUBREY broke last of 11, rushed to argue the lead then landed 4th in an
eventful debut. Rider change to Lopez. Sprint to route for Levine who also
saddles ZECHA. Barnmate had a similar opener; passing some tired fillies
to be 4th. Another who may benefit moving longer. OUT OF ORBIT (6/8th)
and DANCINGWTHDAFFODLS (mile) were both a clear 2nd in their latest.
PN Horse Wt.
Jockey
Last 3 Trainer
Odds
1 Flat Calm(L),120
J Alvarado

9
1 mile; $55,000; mdn; 3YO(f)
6-1
7-5
1 mile; $27,000; clm($14,000); 4up(f)
WOUNDWITHHEREYES ran away by 9+ this distance to pick up
elusive 2nd win. Modestly spotted for repeat. SPECIAL RISK Runnerup last
pair with similar. ANNA RAE snapped a lengthy skid then last of 4 in
followup. Slides lower; McCarthy up. SPINYATTA nipped
THISBIRDCANSING in a photo for 3rd, a length off of Special Risk.
PN Horse Wt.
Jockey
Last 3 Trainer
Odds
2 Special Risk(L),124
R Hernandez
2-2-4
Toscano
3-1
3 Over My Head(L),111
K Mendez
3-5-6
Morrison
20-1
1 a-Queenofthechannel(L),118 J Lezcano
4-5-3
Metivier
8-1
4 B Three(L),121
H Diaz, Jr
3-2-2
DiPrima
8-1
5-x-x
Rice
6-1
2 Take Charge Aubrey(L),120 P Lopez
4-x-x
Levine
4-1
3 Youmakemeblush(L),120
K Carmouche
2-2-11 Servis
15-1
5 Anna Rae(L),118
T McCarthy
4-1-4
Rodriguez
9-2
4 Wappinger(L),120
T McCarthy
3-7-x
Saville
12-1
6 Woundwithhereyes(L),121
J Alvarado
1-6-2
Rodriguez
5-2
7 This Bird Can Sing(L),118
D Davis
4-3-1
Kantarmaci
8 Preziosa(L),118
L Reyes
6-5-4
Sciacca
30-1
1 a-Bowman's Beast(L),118
A Mariano
3-7-2
Dunham
8-1
3 Conquest Bigluck E(L),118
R Hernandez
6-1-2
Arriaga
2-1
1A a-Sheikinator(L),111
W Kay
6-5-4
Dunham
8-1
5 Out of Orbit(L),120
J Rocco, Jr
2-8-x
Serpe
9-2
4 Candy Promises(L),118
P Lopez
3-5-5
Duggan
4-1
6 Zecha(L),120
D Davis
4-x-x
Levine
10-1
5 Alaapatique(L),118
D Davis
2-4-5
Lalman
5-1
7 Dancingwthdaffodls(L),120 J Lezcano
2-2-4
B Brown
6-1
1A a-Spinyatta(L),118
K Carmouche
3-4-3
Metivier
8-1
6 Cloud Control(L),120
A Lezcano
3-5-1
Kimmel
7-2
8 Lady Moyne(L),120
2-2-7
J Jerkens
8-5
9 Iwishirish(L),118
M Franco
7-9-2
Nevin
6-1
M Franco
Gulfstream Results
FIRST-7 1/2 fur(T); $34,000; clm($30,0); 3up
2 Broomhill (Saez)
7.60 3.60 3.00
3 Don't Over Look (Zayas)
3.20 2.60
6 Pirate Beach (Batista)
4.00
• $1 Exacta (2-3) $10.80 • $0.1 Superfecta
(2-3-6-1) $18.24 • $0.5 Trifecta (2-3-6) $29.45
SECOND-1 mile; $20,000; clm($6,250); 3up
4 Tkn t Church (Zys)
8.40 3.40 2.40
1 Mr. Sultana (Ortiz,Jr.)
3.20 2.40
3 Dance Around (Gutierrez)
5.20
• $1 Daily Double (2-4) $14.40 • $1 Exacta (41) $11.90 • $0.1 Superfecta (4-1-3-6) $23.69
• $0.5 Trifecta (4-1-3) $41.35
THIRD-7 1/2 furT; $35,000; mdn cl($35,0); 3Y
2 Cosmc Halo (Sez)
12.20 6.00 3.40
1 Hey Howie (Juarez)
4.60 2.40
8 Cryogenic (Gaffalione)
2.10
• $0.5 Pick 3 (2-4-2) 3 Correct $51.55 • $1
Exacta (2-1) $21.00 • $0.1 Superfecta (2-1-87) $29.44 • $0.5 Trifecta (2-1-8) $31.20 • $1
Daily Double (4-2) $21.30
Winner picked by Vic C
FOURTH-5 fur(T); $23,000; clm($16,000); 4up
4 Sound Vlues (Sez)
6.40 4.00 2.80
8 Black Jet (Zayas)
5.60 3.40
5 Small Fortune (Juarez)
3.20
Scr: Tres Huevos, Gregory Sun, Trev, Zhukov.
• $0.5 Pick 3 (4-2-1/4/9/10/11) 3 Correct
$51.95 • $1 Daily Double (2-4) $22.70 • $1
Exacta (4-8) $15.00 • $0.1 Superfecta (4-8-52) $11.51 • $0.5 Trifecta (4-8-5) $25.65
Double picked by Vic C
FIFTH-7 fur; $22,000; clm($12,500); 3up(f)
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Up the Road (Sez)
6.20 3.40 2.60
Optmstc Shot (Guterrez)
3.80 2.60
Simuladora (Ortiz,Jr.)
3.20
$0.5
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Correct
•
$40.30 • $1 Daily Double (4-2) $12.60 • $1
Exacta (2-6) $11.80 • $0.1 Superfecta (2-6-45) $31.75 • $0.5 Trifecta (2-6-4) $24.70
SIXTH-1 1/16mT; $39,000; md cl($50,0); 3Yf
3 Cocktal Skrt (Ortz)
5.00 2.80 2.40
5 Gemini (Saez)
4.80 3.40
1 Prospectively (Rios)
4.40
Scr: Kenora.
• $0.5 Pick 3 (1/4/9/10/11-2-3/6) 3 Correct
$18.65 • $1 Daily Double (2-3) $8.60 • $1
Exacta (3-5) $12.90 • $0.1 Superfecta (3-5-18) $35.78 • $0.5 Trifecta (3-5-1) $36.15
Winner picked by Vic C
SEVENTH-1 mile; $55,000; mdn; 3up(f)
1 Ox Eyed Dsy (Sez)
2.80 2.20 2.10
4 Consder Ths (Velazquez)
3.40 2.60
6 First Mistress (Gaffalione)
2.40
• $0.5 Pick 3 (2-3/6-1) 3 Correct $6.20 • $1
Daily Double (3-1) $3.90 • $1 Exacta (1-4)
$5.00 • $0.1 Superfecta (1-4-6-2) $3.04 • $0.5
Trifecta (1-4-6) $5.25
Double picked by Vic C
EIGHTH-5 fur(T); $23,000; cl($16,0); 4up(f)
6 Take a Stroll (Sez)
7.40 3.40 3.00
5 Arthemisa (Reyes)
3.60 3.00
8 Miss Lamborghini (Gaffalione)
5.00
Scr: R Sweet Exchange.
• $0.5 Pick 3 (3/6-1-6) 3 Correct $9.40 • $1
Daily Double (1-6) $6.70 • $1 Exacta (6-5)
$14.00 • $0.1 Superfecta (6-5-8-4) $28.85 •
Puzzles on Page 42
$0.5 Trifecta (6-5-8) $46.65
NINTH-6 fur; $22,000; alw; 4up
6 Blngs Exprss (Gffln)
5.60 3.20 2.40
10 Harryhee (Panici)
3.60 2.80
3 Social Roy (Zayas)
2.40
Scr: Chatiment.
• $0.5 Pick 3 (1-6-6) 3 Correct $8.55 • $1
Daily Double (6-6) $8.70 • $1 Exacta (6-10)
$8.90 • $0.1 Superfecta (6-10-3-2) $28.34 •
$0.5 Trifecta (6-10-3) $7.80
TENTH-1 mile(T); $48,000; alw; 4up(f)
7 Admrl's Wn (Btst)
14.20 6.20 3.60
5 Bitacora (Gaffalione)
3.60 2.40
4 Two Step Blues (Ortiz,Jr.)
3.00
Scr: Publicist.
• $0.5 Pick 3 (6-6-7) 3 Correct $80.55 • $1
Daily Double (6-7) $34.10 • $1 Exacta (7-5)
$23.30 • $0.1 Superfecta (7-5-4-6) $12.00 •
$0.5 Trifecta (7-5-4) $40.40
ELEVENTH-6 fur; $30,000; md cl($25,0); 3up
1 Four Fredoms (Sz)
4.80 3.00 2.80
2 Accountant Q (Reyes)
18.00 12.00
7 Game Day Drama (Batista)
11.40
Scr: Gato Americano.
• $0.2 Pick 6 Jackpot (3/6-1-6-6-7-1/4) 6
Correct $466.30 • $0.5 Pick 5 (1-6-6-7-1/4) 5
Correct $315.50, 4 Correct $4.80 • $0.5 Pick 4
(6-6-7-1/4) 4 Correct $244.45 • $0.5 Pick 3 (67-1) 3 Correct $63.65 • $0.5 Consolation Pick
3 (6-7-4) 3 Correct $18.10 • $0.5 Trifecta (1-27) $406.45 • $1 Daily Double (7-1) $25.50 •
$1 Exacta (1-2) $61.30 • $0.1 Superfecta (1-27-5) $475.60 • $1 Consolation Double (7-4)
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E Esquivel
Rice
2-3-x
Turning to HOLLAND ROAD who coughed up the lead a 1/16th from
home after showing the way. Pulled down a career high fig in defeat. Wide
6th of 9 with this brand 2 back. Better here. LUCKY TOWN Stalker won 1 of
last 3 racing conditional claimers; hitting the board in each. Alvarado
positions him for another run. SICILIA MIKE is 1 for 22 but has closed for
2nd money 3 of last 4 with allowance. SON OF MINE beat claimers handily
in the slop. PROFESSOR SNAPE Board hitter 8 of 10 on dirt.
PN Horse Wt.
Jockey
Last 3 Trainer
Odds
1 a-Lucky Town(L),123
2-2-2
J Alvarado
6 1/2 fur; $51,000; alw; 4up
2 Go Big Or Go Home(L),123
M Franco
5 Weather Wiz(L),122
45
Woundwithhereyes(9th)

7
6 fur; $40,000; clm($40,000); 3YO
1 Free Kitty(L),117
5-2
Lock of
the Day
New York Post, Friday, March 30, 2018
Best Bet: Betabcool (5th)
FIRST: Mile pace; $15,000; claiming
6 Stolen Car
(JStratton) 1-2-3 5-2
4 American Island (JBartlett) 2-3-1 3-1
2 Ima Tragedy N
(EGoodell) 8-6-1 12-1
1 Wild Again
(TTetrick) 5-5-2 7-1
3 Solo Story
(DDube) 4-2-2 8-1
5 Hugh HefnerN (MacDonald) 1-2-2 7-1
7 Beginner's Luck (YGingras) 1-4-6 5-1
8 Midnight Dylan N (BHolland) 2-7-7 15-1
SECOND: Mile trot; $20,000; cond
7 Crazshana
(TTetrick) 1-6-1 3-1
1 Watkins
(JBartlett) 2-2-7 7-2
6 Katch Kanna
(DDube) 2-2-2 9-1
2 MrCoolSeaeyreN (LStalbam) 7-2-X 4-1
3 Brooklyn Bond (JStratton) 1-5-2 7-2
4 Uva Hanover
(EGoodell) 6-6-1 8-1
5 Jacks To Open
(YGingras) 3-7-7 8-1
THIRD: Mile pace; $15,000; cond
3 Talk Show
(JBartlett) 7-8-4 5-2
5 Chucaro Acero Bc (SZeron) 7-4-5 7-2
6 SovereignBnnerN (McDnld) 2-6-2 7-1
1 O' Sundland
(LStalbaum) 8-2-5 4-1
2 Big Jer
(JStratton) 3-X-4 9-2
4 Hillbilly Hanover (YGingras) 7-5-9 8-1
7 Bullville Kyle
(GBrennan) 6-1-5 20-1
8 Braley Hanover (TTetrick) 7-3-4 20-1
FOURTH: Mile pace; $17,000; claiming
3 Cheyenne Jeffrey (JStratton) 5-6-3 7-2
6 One Through Ten (BHolland) 1-1-2 5-1
4 DiamondCowboy(GBrennan) 2-2-8 5-2
1 PanchesterUnited (Stalbam) 4-6-8 8-1
2 WynbergCourageN (JBrtlett) 4-4-2 2-1
5 OurRegalIdealN (MMacDnld) 3-1-1 15-1
7 Ace Of Clubs
(TTetrick) 6-1-1 8-1
FIFTH: Mile pace; $20,000; cond
5 Betabcool N
(JBartlett) 6-1-1 2-1
1 Milady Denver A (JStratton) 1-1-1 5-2
2 Freeze Out
(GBrennan) 8-6-1 5-1
3 Sail To The Beach (DDube) 5-2-8 6-1
4 Ambro Courage N(YGingras) 3-7-3 6-1
6 Dongal Rundlscrk N(SVallee) 4-2-X 15-1
7 Bellatricks
(BHolland) 4-3-6 20-1
8 Bronze Over N
(TTetrick) 2-2-2 12-1
SIXTH: Mile pace; $40,000; Bluechip
1 L A Delight
(YGingras) 1-3-1 3-2
5 Mach It A Par
(JBartlett) 2-4-1 7-2
2 Medusa
(SZeron) 5-2-6 7-1
3 Annabeth
(MMacDonald) 6-4-4 20-1
4 Lakeisha Hall
(GBrennan) 2-5-2 7-2
6 Hp Sissy
(DDube) 4-7-7 20-1
7 Gina Grace N (LStalbaum) 3-8-2 8-1
8 Vintage Babe
(BHolland) 3-4-6 20-1
SEVENTH: Mile pace; $40,000; Bluechip
1 Lady Shadow
(JBartlett) 4-1-1 5-2
4 Shartin N
(TTetrick) 1-1-1 6-5
6 Scandalicious
(YGingras) 3-2-7 12-1
2 Eclipse Me N
(DDube) 7-3-1 12-1
3 Safe From Terror (JStratton) 2-8-4 6-1
5 Regil Elektra (MMacDonald) 6-5-2 12-1
7 Lispatty
(GBrennan) 7-3-2 20-1
8 MotuMoonbeamN (Holland) 1-2-3 20-1
EIGHTH: Mile pace; $40,000; Bluechip
2 Sell A Bit N
(JStratton) 4-1-1 2-1
4 Twinkle
(EGoodell) 2-1-2 5-2
6 Wishy Washy Girl (JBartlett) 1-1-6 3-1
1 ShesjustadelightN (Cushng) 5-3-3 6-1
3 Franney Love Dat (SZeron) 8-7-7 20-1
5 Dewar N Soda
(TTetrick) 5-2-7 20-1
7 Miss Irish RoseA (Stalbaum) 4-7-3 12-1
8 Jag Out
(YGingras) 7-5-8 20-1
NINTH: Mile pace; $40,000; Bluechip
6 Mackenzie A
(JStratton) 1-8-2 9-5
3 Dudesalady
(BHolland) 3-3-1 5-1
2 All About Madi
(JBartlett) 6-5-8 9-2
1 ChangeTheRulzN(GBrennan) 5-7-2 7-1
4 Newborn Sassy (TTetrick) 5-6-3 9-2
5 Call Me Queen Be (SZeron) 6-4-3 5-1
7 Clear Idea
(MMacDonald) 2-6-5 20-1
TENTH: Mile pace; $20,000; cond
2 Hidden Land
(EGoodell) 6-5-2 5-2
6 Lightning Mach N (JStratton) 8-5-2 7-1
8 A Crafty Lady
(TTetrick) 2-2-7 4-1
1 Best Of Jenna (MMacDonald) 7-2-3 4-1
3 Tracey's Desire
(SZeron) 4-2-4 12-1
4 Eden Paige N
(JBartlett) 6-6-1 4-1
5 Fanticipation
(YGingras) 7-8-1 8-1
7 Foxy Dame N
(GBrennan) 5-4-1 20-1
ELEVENTH: Mile trot; $20,000; cond
5 Crazycat
(JBartlett) 1-5-2 5-2
4 Lily's Swan Pond (YGingras) 2-1-8 3-1
1 Arrakis
(JBongiorno) 5-2-4 8-1
2 Bingo Queen
(GBrennan) 8-4-2 7-1
3 GabeTheBearDen(MMcDnld) 4-2-3 5-1
6 Sumatra
(EGoodell) 5-5-3 7-1
7 Springbank SamN(JStratton) 7-7-8 20-1
8 Kinetic King
(BHolland) 6-3-3 9-1
TWELFTH: Mile pace; $20,000; cond
3 Macho Chick (LStalbaum) 2-1-2 5-2
1 Skippin By
(YGingras) 1-1-5 3-1
2 Keystone Wanda (DDube) 1-3-3 5-1
4 More Than Many (EGoodell) 4-5-7 9-1
5 Neon Sky N
(JStratton) 4-5-1 5-1
6 Inittowinafortune (SZeron) 1-2-7 6-1
7 ChilledDesireA (MMacDonld) 7-3-2 20-1
8 Made Of Jewels As (Bartlett) 4-6-8 20-1
Post Time: 1:20 p.m.
R
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AL Standings
East
W
Tampa Bay
Baltimore
Yankees
Toronto
Boston
1
1
1
0
0
L Pct. GB *WGB
0
0
0
1
1
1.000 —
1.000 —
1.000 —
.000 1
.000 1
—
—
—
1
1
L10 Streak Home Away
1-0 W-1
1-0 W-1
1-0 W-1
0-1 L-1
0-1 L-1
1-0
1-0
0-0
0-1
0-0
0-0
0-0
1-0
0-0
0-1
Pitching Form
Game Time
W-L
2018
ERA
*REC
'18 vs OPP
CAREER
W-L
ERA vs OPP
7:07pm
0-0
0-0
0.00
0.00
0-0
0-0
3-1
0-0
4.20
0.00
9-4
2-2
0-0
0-0
0.0
0.0
0.00
0.00
—
—
0.00
0.00
0-0
0-0
1-0
0-2
0.00
25.41
2-1
1-5
0-0
0-0
0.0
0.0
0.00
0.00
—
—
W-L
LAST 3 STARTS
IP
ERA *AHW
Yankees
Blue Jays
Tanaka (R)
Sanchez (R)
Nationals
Reds
Scherzer (R)
Bailey (R)
4:10pm
0-0
0-0
Cubs
Marlins
Hendricks (R)
Smith (L)
7:10pm
0-0
0-0
0.00
0.00
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0.00
0.00
2-1
—
0-0
0-0
0.0
0.0
0.00
0.00
—
—
The
Line
Major League Baseball
Friday
National League
Favorite
Line
Chicago
$200-220
Underdog
ATLANTA
$115-125 Philadelphia
ARIZONA
$145-155
DODGERS
$165-180 San Francisco
MIAMI
Central
Chicago
Detroit
Cleveland
Kansas City
Minnesota
W
1
0
0
0
0
L
0
0
1
1
1
Pct. GB *WGB
1.000 —
—
.000 ½
½
.000 1
1
.000 1
1
.000 1
1
L10 Streak Home Away
1-0 W-1
0-0 1-0
0-0 —
0-0 0-0
0-1 L-1
0-0 0-1
0-0 L-1
0-1 0-0
0-1 L-1
0-0 0-1
Phillies
Braves
Pivetta (R)
Foltynewicz (R)
7:35pm
0-0
0-0
0.00
0.00
0-0
0-0
3-0
1-1
2.12
3.00
3-0
3-2
0-0
0-0
0.0
0.0
0.00
0.00
—
—
Rockies
D'Backs
Anderson (L)
Ray (L)
9:40pm
0-0
0-0
0.00
0.00
0-0
0-0
2-0
0-2
4.76
4.80
2-0
2-3
0-0
0-0
0.0
0.0
0.00
0.00
—
—
Giants
Dodgers
Cueto (R)
Wood (L)
10:10pm
0-0
0-0
0.00
0.00
0-0
0-0
1-2
2-0
5.96
4.00
6-8
2-2
0-0
0-0
0.0
0.0
0.00
0.00
—
—
Brewers
Padres
Chacin (R)
Lucchesi (L)
0.00
0.00
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0.00
0.00
6-2
—
0-0
0-0
0.0
0.0
0.00
0.00
—
—
Favorite
Line
Underdog
10:10pm
0-0
0-0
New York
$127-137
TORONTO
West
Seattle
Oakland
Houston
Los Angeles
Texas
W
1
1
1
0
0
L
0
0
0
1
1
Pct.
1.000
1.000
1.000
.000
.000
L10
1-0
1-0
1-0
0-1
0-1
Red Sox
Rays
Price (L)
Snell (L)
0-0
0-0
0.00
0.00
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-2
2.25
5.91
3-3
1-3
0-0
0-0
0.0
0.0
0.00
0.00
—
—
Boston
$153-163 TAMPA BAY
7:10pm
Houston
$175-190
Astros
Rangers
Keuchel (L)
Fister (R)
0.00
0.00
0-0
0-0
3-1
0-1
2.92
8.10
8-8
1-1
0-0
0-0
0.0
0.0
0.00
0.00
—
—
OAKLAND
OFF
8:05pm
0-0
0-0
Angels
Athletics
Skaggs (L)
Manaea (L)
10:05pm
0-0
0-0
0.00
0.00
0-0
0-0
0-3
1-1
6.46
6.23
0-4
1-2
0-0
0-0
0.0
0.0
0.00
0.00
—
—
Pittsburgh $107-117
DETROIT
Home Team In All CAPS
Pirates
Tigers
Nova (R)
Zimmermann (R)
1:10pm
0-0
0-0
0.00
0.00
0-0
0-0
0-1
0-1
8.53
3.86
0-3
1-3
0-0
0-0
0.0
0.0
0.00
0.00
—
—
GB *WGB
—
—
—
—
—
—
1
1
1
1
Streak Home Away
W-1
1-0 0-0
W-1
1-0 0-0
W-1
0-0 1-0
L-1
0-0 0-1
L-1
0-1 0-0
*WGB: Games behind leader in wild-card race
* REC: Won-lost record of pitcher's team in games he has started.
* AHW: Average total of hits and walks yielded per nine innings.
Thursday
Yankees 6, Toronto 1
Pittsburgh at Detroit, ppd.
Baltimore 3, Minnesota 2, 11 inn.
Houston 4, Texas 1
Tampa Bay 6, Boston 4
Oakland 6, L.A. Angels 5, 11 inn.
White Sox 14, Kansas City 7
Seattle 2, Cleveland 1
Friday
Yankees at Toronto, 7:07
Pittsburgh at Detroit, 1:10
Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:10
Houston at Texas, 8:05
L.A. Angels at Oakland, 10:05
AB
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1
2
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H
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BI BB SO Avg
0 0 1 .250
0 0 0 .000
0 1 2 .000
0 0 0 --0 1 2 .000
0 0 0 .750
2 0 0 .250
2 0 1 .500
0 0 0 .000
0 0 0 .333
4 2 6
Tampa Bay
AB R H BI BB SO
Duffy 3b
4 1 1 1 0 1
Kiermaier cf
3 1 0 0 1 2
Gomez rf
3 1 0 0 1 1
Cron 1b
3 0 0 0 0 3
a-Miller ph-1b
0 1 0 1 1 0
Ramos c
4 0 0 0 0 1
Span lf
3 1 1 3 1 0
M.Smith lf
0 0 0 0 0 0
Hechavarria ss
4 0 2 1 0 0
Robertson 2b
2 1 0 0 1 2
b-Wendle ph-2b
1 0 0 0 0 0
Refsnyder dh
1 0 0 0 2 1
Totals
28 6 4 6 7 11
Boston
Tampa Bay
Avg
.250
.000
.000
.000
--.000
.333
--.500
.000
.000
.000
030 000 100 — 4 8 0
000 000 06 — 6 4 0
2B: Bogaerts 2 (2), Devers (1), Nunez (1),
Duffy (1). 3B: Span (1). HR: Nunez (1), off
Archer. RBIs: Devers 2 (2), Nunez 2 (2), Duffy
(1), Span 3 (3), Hechavarria (1), Miller (1).
Runners left in scoring position: Boston 2
(Bradley Jr., Vazquez); Tampa Bay 2
(Robertson 2). RISP: Boston 2 for 7; Tampa
Bay 2 for 4. Runners moved up: Devers.
LIDP: Devers. DP: Tampa Bay 1 (Gomez,
Cron).
Boston
IP H
Sale
6.0 1
Barnes
1.0 0
Kelly
0.01-3
C.Smith, L, 0-1 0.2 2
R ER BB SO NP ERA
0 0 3 9 92 0.00
0 0 0 0 13 0.00
1 4 4 3 1 29108.
2 2 1 1 2027.00
Tampa Bay
Archer
Pruitt, W, 1-0
Colome, S
R ER BB SO NP ERA
4 4 1 6 81 6.00
0 0 1 0 26 0.00
0 0 0 0 16 0.00
IP
6.0
2.0
1.0
H
6
1
1
T: 3:00. A: 31,042 (31,042).
New York
Gardner lf
Judge rf
Stanton dh
Sanchez c
Hicks cf
Gregorius ss
Drury 3b
Walker 2b-1b
Austin 1b
Wade 2b
AB
5
4
5
5
4
3
4
4
3
1
Totals
Rays 6, Red Sox 4
Boston
Betts rf
Benintendi lf
Ramirez 1b
Moreland 1b
Martinez dh
Bogaerts ss
Devers 3b
Nunez 2b
Bradley Jr. cf
Vazquez c
Totals
Yankees 6, Blue Jays 1
R
2
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
H
1
2
3
1
2
0
1
1
0
0
BI BB SO Avg
1 0 0 .200
0 1 2 .500
4 0 1 .600
1 0 1 .200
0 0 2 .500
0 1 0 .000
0 0 2 .250
0 0 0 .250
0 0 1 .000
0 0 0 .000
38 6 11 6
Toronto
Travis 2b
Donaldson 3b
Smoak 1b
Granderson lf
a-Pearce ph
Morales dh
Grichuk rf
Martin c
Pillar cf
Diaz ss
AB
4
3
3
2
1
4
3
3
3
3
Totals
R
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
H
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
29 1 2 1
New York
Toronto
2
9
BI BB SO Avg
0 0 2 .000
0 1 0 .000
0 1 2 .000
0 1 1 .500
0 0 1 .000
0 0 2 .000
0 0 1 .000
0 0 1 .000
1 0 2 .333
0 0 0 .000
Stitches puts one in the book
Bless me Father, for I have sinned. And I am only seconds
from committing my next one.
Surveillance camera caught a man praying just before he
broke into Ziani’s Fine Italian clothing store in Brooklyn.
Still on the loose, the suspect was seen wearing a baseball
cap (no team), black jeans and gray sneakers but should
look quite fashionable for Easter Sunday. Buona Pasqua!
Hopening day at Citi Field and the Amazin’s didn’t disappoint. First-place Mets dealt the Cards a 9-4 loss. A five-run
fifth the deciding frame. Noah Syndergaard left a winner
after surrendering four runs over six innings, striking out
10. Quick C-note puts us up 100 piazzas.
+$
Here’s the pitch and that’s the season! Cubs Ian Happ
smashed the first pitch of the baseball season over the
fence in Miami. Cubs won 8-4. Welcome to the owner’s box,
Derek Jeter. Taking the Cubs for 20 units this evening as
they send a healthy Kyle Hendricks to the hill.
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a-struck out for Granderson in the 9th. E:
Severino (1), Granderson (1), Oh (1). LOB:
New York 7, Toronto 4. 2B: Judge (1),
Stanton (1), Sanchez (1), Walker (1). HR:
Stanton (1), off Happ; Gardner (1), off
Barnes; Stanton (2), off Clippard; Pillar (1),
off Betances. RBIs: Gardner (1), Stanton 4
(4), Sanchez (1), Pillar (1). SB: Donaldson
(1). Runners left in scoring position: New
York 5 (Stanton, Hicks, Walker, Austin,
Wade); Toronto 3 (Granderson, Morales,
Grichuk). RISP: New York 1 for 6; Toronto 0
for 4. GIDP: Sanchez, Drury. DP: Toronto 2
(Diaz, Travis, Smoak), (Diaz, Travis, Smoak).
New York
IP
Severino, W, 1-0 5.2
Green
1.1
Betances
1.0
Chapman
1.0
H
1
0
1
0
R ER BB SO NP ERA
0 0 3 7 91 0.00
0 0 0 3 22 0.00
1 1 0 0 13 9.00
0 0 0 2 10 0.00
Toronto
Happ, L, 0-1
Axford
Loup
Barnes
Oh
Clippard
H
4
2
1
2
1
1
R ER BB SO NP ERA
3 2 1 5 96 3.86
1 1 0 1 1427.00
0 0 1 0 11 0.00
1 1 0 1 18 9.00
0 0 0 1 12 0.00
1 1 0 1 21 9.00
Inherited runners-scored: Green 1-0, Axford
1-1. Umpires: Home, Dana DeMuth; First,
Paul Nauert; Second, Scott Barry; Third,
Carlos Torres. T: 2:51. A: 48,115 (49,282).
Los Angeles
Cozart 2b
Trout cf
Upton lf
Pujols 1b
1-Young pr
Marte 1b
Calhoun rf
Simmons ss
Valbuena 3b
Ohtani dh
Maldonado c
Totals
Oakland
Joyce lf
Semien ss
Lowrie 2b
Davis dh
Olson 1b
Piscotty rf
Chapman 3b
Lucroy c
Powell cf
Totals
Los Angeles
Oakland
3 12
200 020 101 — 6 11 1
000 000 010 — 1 2 2
IP
4.2
0.1
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
Athletics 6, Angels 5, 11 inn.
White Sox 14, Royals 7
Chicago
Moncada 2b
A.Garcia rf
Abreu 1b
Davidson dh
Delmonico lf
a-L.Garcia ph-lf
Castillo c
Anderson ss
Sanchez 3b
Engel cf
Totals
Kansas City
Jay lf
Merrifield 2b
Moustakas 3b
Duda 1b
Cuthbert dh
Soler rf
Gordon cf
Orlando cf
Escobar ss
Butera c
Totals
Chicago
Kansas City
AB
6
6
5
4
1
1
5
4
4
3
R
0
2
2
4
1
1
0
3
1
0
H
1
2
2
3
0
1
0
2
1
2
BI BB SO Avg
1 0 2 .167
0 0 0 .333
2 0 0 .400
5 1 0 .750
0 2 0 .000
0 0 01.000
0 0 1 .000
3 1 1 .500
3 1 2 .250
0 2 1 .667
39 14 14 14
AB
5
5
5
4
3
3
4
0
3
4
R
1
1
2
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
H
1
1
2
1
1
0
1
0
0
2
7
7
BI BB SO Avg
0 0 1 .200
1 0 0 .200
1 0 0 .400
3 0 0 .250
1 0 0 .333
0 1 1 .000
0 0 0 .250
0 0 0 --0 1 0 .000
0 0 0 .500
36 7 9 6
2
2
000 530 330 —14 14 1
400 000 012 — 7 9 0
a-hit by pitch for Delmonico in the 7th. E:
Moncada (1). LOB: Chicago 6, Kansas City 5.
2B: Moncada (1), A.Garcia (1), Engel (1),
Moustakas (1), Gordon (1), Butera (1). HR:
Abreu (1), off Duffy; Davidson (1), off Duffy;
Anderson (1), off Duffy; Davidson (2), off
Boyer; Anderson (2), off Boyer; Davidson
(3), off Flynn; Duda (1), off Shields. RBIs:
Moncada (1), Abreu 2 (2), Davidson 5 (5),
Anderson 3 (3), Sanchez 3 (3), Merrifield (1),
Moustakas (1), Duda 3 (3), Cuthbert (1).
Runners left in scoring position: Chicago 4
(Moncada 2, A.Garcia 2); Kansas City 2
(Merrifield, Escobar). RISP: Chicago 5 for 10;
Kansas City 3 for 9. Runners moved up:
Castillo 2, Duda, Merrifield. GIDP: Castillo.
DP: Kansas City 1 (Escobar, Merrifield,
Duda).
Chicago
IP
Shields, W, 1-0 6.0
Infante
1.0
Avilan
1.0
Minaya
0.2
Bummer
0.1
H
5
1
2
1
0
R ER BB SO NP ERA
4 4 1 0 97 6.00
0 0 0 0 18 0.00
1 0 0 1 27 0.00
2 2 1 1 2427.00
0 0 0 0 2 0.00
Kansas City
Duffy, L, 0-1
IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA
4.0 7 5 5 2 5 7811.25
Boyer
Keller
Grimm
Hill
Smith
Flynn
Maurer
Herrera
1.0
1.0
0.1
0.1
0.0
1.1
0.2
0.1
2
0
0
0
1
4
0
0
3
0
1
1
1
3
0
0
T: 3:26. A: 36,517 (37,903).
3
0
1
1
1
3
0
0
1
0
1
0
2
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
3027.00
13 0.00
1127.00
427.00
15 0.00
1720.25
13 0.00
2 0.00
AB
6
6
5
5
0
0
5
4
5
5
5
R
1
0
0
1
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
H
3
0
0
2
0
0
3
1
0
1
3
BI BB SO Avg
1 0 2 .500
0 0 1 .000
0 0 0 .000
1 0 1 .400
0 0 0 --0 0 0 --1 0 1 .600
1 1 0 .250
0 0 1 .000
0 0 1 .200
1 0 0 .600
46 5 13 5
AB
4
5
5
5
5
4
4
5
5
R
1
2
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
H
1
3
2
2
1
0
0
1
2
1
7
BI BB SO Avg
0 2 1 .250
1 1 1 .600
0 0 1 .400
4 0 1 .400
1 0 3 .200
0 1 1 .000
0 1 1 .000
0 0 0 .200
0 0 2 .400
42 6 12 6
5 11
020 111 000 00 — 5 13 0
000 040 100 01 — 6 12 0
One out when winning run scored. 1-ran for
Pujols in the 10th. LOB: Los Angeles 9,
Oakland 10. 2B: Cozart (1), Maldonado (1),
Powell (1). 3B: Calhoun (1), Powell (1). HR:
Calhoun (1), off Graveman; Cozart (1), off
Graveman; Pujols (1), off Graveman; Davis
(1), off Richards; Olson (1), off Richards.
RBIs: Cozart (1), Pujols (1), Calhoun (1),
Simmons (1), Maldonado (1), Semien (1),
Davis 4 (4), Olson (1). Runners left in scoring
position: Los Angeles 5 (Cozart 2, Trout,
Upton, Simmons); Oakland 4 (Joyce 2,
Olson, Piscotty). RISP: Los Angeles 2 for 7;
Oakland 3 for 10. GIDP: Davis. DP: Los
Angeles 1 (Cozart, Simmons, Pujols).
Los Angeles IP
Richards
5.0
Wood, H, 1
1.0
Bedrosian, BS 0.1
Alvarez
0.1
Middleton
1.1
Johnson
1.0
Ramirez, L, 0-1 1.1
H
7
0
3
0
0
0
2
R ER BB SO NP ERA
4 4 3 4 89 7.20
0 0 0 1 17 0.00
1 1 0 0 1627.00
0 0 0 1 4 0.00
0 0 0 1 27 0.00
0 0 0 1 11 0.00
1 1 2 3 34 6.75
Oakland
IP
Graveman
5.0
Buchter
1.0
Petit
2.0
Treinen
2.0
Hatcher, W, 1-0 1.0
H
7
0
1
3
2
R ER BB SO NP ERA
5 5 0 1 78 9.00
0 0 1 2 19 0.00
0 0 0 1 25 0.00
0 0 0 1 25 0.00
0 0 0 2 17 0.00
Graveman pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.
Inherited runners-scored: Alvarez 2-0,
Middleton 2-0. Umpires: Home, Ted Barrett;
First, Lance Barksdale; Second, Chad
Fairchild; Third, Will Little. T: 4:02. A: 27,764
(37,090).
SAN DIEGO
OFF
Colorado
Milwaukee
Washington $175-190 CINCINNATI
Friday
TEXAS
Los Angeles
Interleague
Orioles 3, Twins 2
Minnesota
AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Dozier 2b
5 0 1 0 0 1 .200
Mauer 1b
5 0 1 0 0 0 .200
Sano 3b
5 0 0 0 0 3 .000
Rosario lf-cf
4 1 1 0 1 0 .250
Morrison dh
3 0 0 0 1 1 .000
1-LaMarre pr-dh 1 1 1 0 0 01.000
Escobar ss
5 0 1 0 0 2 .200
Kepler rf
4 0 1 0 1 0 .250
Buxton cf
3 0 1 0 0 2 .333
b-Grossman ph-lf 1 0 1 2 0 01.000
Castro c
4 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Totals
40 2 8 2
3 11
Baltimore
AB R H BI BB SO Avg
Davis 1b
4 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Machado ss
4 0 2 0 1 1 .500
Schoop 2b
5 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Jones cf
5 1 1 1 0 2 .200
Mancini lf
4 1 1 0 0 1 .250
Beckham 3b
4 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Alvarez dh
1 0 0 0 1 0 .000
a-Valencia ph-dh 1 1 0 0 1 1 .000
Gentry rf
3 0 0 0 0 2 .000
c-Rasmus ph-rf
0 0 0 0 1 0 --Joseph c
3 0 1 2 0 1 .333
Totals
Minnesota
Baltimore
34 3 5 3
5 13
000 000 002 00 — 2 8 0
000 000 200 01 — 3 5 0
No outs when winning run scored. a-pinch
hit for Alvarez in the 7th. b-singled for
Buxton in the 9th. c-walked for Gentry in the
10th. 1-ran for Morrison in the 9th. LOB:
Minnesota 8, Baltimore 7. 2B: Machado (1).
3B: Joseph (1). HR: Jones (1), off Rodney.
RBIs: Grossman 2 (2), Jones (1), Joseph 2 (2).
SB: Rosario (1), Buxton (1), Machado (1). S:
Joseph. Runners left in scoring position:
Minnesota 5 (Dozier, Mauer, Escobar,
Kepler, Castro); Baltimore 3 (Davis, Schoop,
Jones). RISP: Minnesota 1 for 9; Baltimore 2
for 9. Runners moved up: Escobar. GIDP:
Sano, Schoop. DP: Minnesota 1 (Dozier,
Escobar, Castro, Mauer); Baltimore 1
(Beckham, Schoop, Davis).
Minnesota
IP
Odorizzi
6.0
Duke
1.0
Reed
2.0
Hildenberger 0.1
Rodney, L, 0-1 0.2
H
2
1
0
0
2
R ER BB SO NP ERA
0 0 2 7 93 0.00
2 2 1 4 2418.00
0 0 0 2 23 0.00
0 0 2 0 9 0.00
1 1 0 0 713.50
Baltimore
IP
Bundy
7.0
O'Day, H, 1 1.0
Brach, BS, 1-1 0.2
Givens
1.1
Bleier, W, 1-0 1.0
H
5
0
2
0
1
R ER BB SO NP ERA
0 0 1 7 88 0.00
0 0 0 1 12 0.00
2 2 2 2 3427.00
0 0 0 1 14 0.00
0 0 0 0 14 0.00
Inherited runners-scored: Rodney 2-0,
Givens 2-0. WP: Duke 2, Bleier. PB: Joseph
(1). Umpires: Home, Joe West; First, Doug
Eddings; Second, Marty Foster; Third, Mark
Ripperger. T: 3:31. A: 45,469 (45,971).
NL Standings
East
W
L Pct. GB *WGB
L10 Streak Home Away
0
0
1
1
1
1.000 —
1.000 —
.000 ½
.000 1
.000 1
W
1
1
0
0
0
L
0
0
0
0
1
Pct. GB *WGB
1.000 —
—
1.000 —
—
.000
½
½
.000
½
½
.000 1
1
L10 Streak Home Away
1-0 W-1
0-0 1-0
1-0 W-1
0-0 1-0
0-0 —
0-0 0-0
0-0 —
0-0 0-0
0-1 L-1
0-0 0-1
West
W
Arizona
1
San Francisco 1
Los Angeles
0
Colorado
0
San Diego
0
L
0
0
1
1
1
Pct. GB *WGB
1.000 —
—
1.000 —
—
.000 1
1
.000 1
1
.000 1
1
L10 Streak Home Away
1-0 W-1
1-0 0-0
1-0 W-1
0-0 1-0
0-1 L-1
0-1 0-0
0-1 L-1
0-0 0-1
0-1 L-1
0-1 0-0
Central
Chicago
Milwaukee
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
St. Louis
—
—
1-0 W-1
1-0 W-1
½ 0-0 —
1
0-1 L-1
1
0-1 L-1
1-0
1-0
0-0
0-1
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-1
0-0
0-0
*WGB: Games behind leader in wild-card race
Thursday
Mets 9, St. Louis 4
Pittsburgh at Detroit, ppd.
Washington at Cincinnati, ppd.
Cubs 8, Miami 4
Atlanta 8, Philadelphia 5
Milwaukee 2, San Diego 1, 12 inn.
San Francisco 1, L.A. Dodgers 0
Arizona 8, Colorado 2
Friday
Pittsburgh at Detroit, 1:10
Washington at Cincinnati, 4:10
Cubs at Miami, 7:10
Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:35
Colorado at Arizona, 9:40
Milwaukee at San Diego, 10:10
San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10
Astros 4, Rangers 1
Houston
Springer rf
Bregman 3b
Altuve 2b
Correa ss
Gonzalez 1b
Reddick lf
Gattis dh
Marisnick cf
McCann c
Totals
Texas
DeShields cf
Gallo 1b
Andrus ss
Beltre 3b
Mazara rf
Choo dh
Chirinos c
Odor 2b
Rua lf
Totals
AB
4
3
2
3
3
4
3
4
4
R
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
H
1
1
0
1
1
0
0
1
1
BI BB SO Avg
1 1 1 .250
0 1 1 .333
1 1 1 .000
1 1 2 .333
0 1 1 .333
0 0 2 .000
0 1 2 .000
1 0 2 .250
0 0 1 .250
30 4 6 4
AB
4
4
3
4
3
4
4
2
3
R
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
H
0
0
2
2
0
1
0
1
0
BI BB SO Avg
0 0 1 .000
0 0 1 .000
0 1 0 .667
0 0 0 .500
0 0 1 .000
0 0 0 .250
0 0 4 .000
0 1 1 .500
0 0 1 .000
31 1 6 0
Houston
Texas
6 13
2
9
101 100 010 — 4 6 0
000 000 001 — 1 6 0
LOB: Houston 6, Texas 6. 2B: Bregman (1),
Correa (1), Andrus (1). HR: Springer (1), off
Hamels; Marisnick (1), off Hamels. RBIs:
Springer (1), Altuve (1), Correa (1),
Marisnick (1). SF: Altuve. Runners left in
scoring position: Houston 2 (Gonzalez,
Gattis); Texas 2 (Mazara, Chirinos). RISP:
Houston 0 for 6; Texas 0 for 5. Runners
moved up: Choo, Mazara.
H
4
0
0
2
R ER BB SO NP ERA
0 0 2 5 90 0.00
0 0 0 2 12 0.00
0 0 0 1 14 0.00
1 1 0 1 17 9.00
Texas
IP
Hamels, L, 0-1 5.2
Leclerc
0.1
Martin
1.0
Bush
1.0
Jepsen
1.0
H
5
0
0
1
0
R ER BB SO NP ERA
3 3 4 7 94 4.76
0 0 0 1 3 0.00
0 0 0 2 12 0.00
1 1 2 2 22 9.00
0 0 0 1 14 0.00
A: 47,253 (48,114).
St. Louis
Fowler rf
Pham cf
Carpenter 3b
Ozuna lf
Martinez 1b
Molina c
DeJong ss
Wong 2b
Martinez p
Bowman p
Cecil p
Mayers p
b-Munoz ph
Hicks p
Tuivailala p
Totals
AB
4
4
4
4
4
3
4
3
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
33
R
0
0
1
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
H
0
0
1
0
3
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
New York
Nimmo cf
Cespedes lf
Bruce rf
Cabrera 2b
Frazier 3b
Gonzalez 1b
Plawecki c
Syndergaard p
a-Flores ph
Gsellman p
Swarzak p
c-Lagares ph
Familia p
Rosario ss
Totals
AB
3
5
3
4
4
3
3
2
1
0
0
1
0
4
33
R
2
0
0
1
1
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
9
H
2
2
1
0
1
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
12
St. Louis
New York
BI BB SO
0 0 2
0 0 3
0 0 0
0 0 3
2 0 0
2 1 0
0 0 2
0 0 2
0 0 2
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 1
0 0 0
0 0 0
4 1 15
Avg
.000
.000
.250
.000
.750
.333
.250
.000
.000
------.000
-----
BI BB SO Avg
0 1 0 .667
3 0 2 .400
1 2 1 .333
0 1 1 .000
0 1 1 .250
1 2 0 .667
1 2 0 .667
0 0 2 .000
0 0 0 .000
0 0 0 --0 0 0 --0 0 0 .000
0 0 0 --2 0 1 .500
8 9 8
020 101 000 — 4 6 1
120 050 01 — 9 12 0
a-popped out for Syndergaard in the 6th. bstruck out for Mayers in the 7th. c-grounded
out for Swarzak in the 8th. E: Martinez (1).
LOB: St. Louis 3, New York 11. 2B: Carpenter
(1), Gonzalez (1), Plawecki (1). HR: Molina
(1), off Syndergaard; Martinez (1), off
Syndergaard. RBIs: Martinez 2 (2), Molina 2
(2), Cespedes 3 (3), Bruce (1), Gonzalez (1),
Plawecki (1), Rosario 2 (2). SB: Bruce (1). S:
Syndergaard. Runners left in scoring
position: St. Louis 2 (DeJong, Wong); New
York 7 (Cabrera 4, Rosario 3). RISP: St. Louis
1 for 4; New York 5 for 15. GIDP: Cespedes,
Frazier, Lagares. DP: St. Louis 3 (Carpenter,
Wong,
Martinez),
(DeJong,
Wong,
Martinez), (Carpenter, Wong, Martinez).
R
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
H
0
1
0
0
1
0
1
1
1
0
5
BI BB SO Avg
0 0 0 .000
0 1 1 .333
0 0 0 .000
0 0 2 .000
0 0 0 .500
0 0 0 --0 0 0 .333
1 1 1 .333
0 0 2 .250
0 0 2 .000
1 2 8
Colorado
Blackmon cf
LeMahieu 2b
Arenado 3b
Story ss
Gonzalez rf
Desmond 1b
Parra lf
Iannetta c
Gray p
Totals
AB
2
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
1
33
R
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
H
0
1
2
1
0
1
1
3
0
9
Seattle
Gordon cf
Segura ss
Cano 2b
Cruz dh
Seager 3b
Haniger rf
Healy 1b
Marjama c
Suzuki lf
Heredia lf
Totals
AB
3
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
2
1
28
R
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
H
1
0
1
1
0
3
0
0
0
0
6
BI BB SO Avg
0 1 1 .333
0 0 0 .000
0 0 1 .333
2 0 0 .333
0 0 2 .000
0 0 01.000
0 0 1 .000
0 0 1 .000
0 0 1 .000
0 0 1 .000
2 1 8
Arizona
Peralta lf
Pollock cf
Goldschmidt 1b
Lamb 3b
Marte 2b
Avila c
Ahmed ss
Dyson rf
Corbin p
Marrero 2b
Totals
AB
5
4
2
5
4
5
3
4
2
1
36
R
2
1
1
0
0
0
2
2
0
0
8
H
3
1
0
2
1
1
1
2
0
1
12
Cleveland
Seattle
000 000 100 — 1 5 0
200 000 00 — 2 6 1
LOB: Cleveland 7, Seattle 3. 2B: Chisenhall
(1), Haniger (1). HR: Cruz (1), off Kluber.
RBIs: Gomes (1), Cruz 2 (2). SB: Chisenhall
(1), Davis (1). Runners left in scoring
position: Cleveland 4 (Naquin 3, Zimmer);
Seattle 1 (Suzuki). RISP: Cleveland 1 for 5;
Seattle 0 for 3. GIDP: Ramirez, Chisenhall,
Segura, Marjama. DP: Cleveland 2 (Lindor,
Kipnis, Alonso), (Lindor, Kipnis, Alonso);
Seattle 2 (Segura, Healy), (Healy, Segura).
Avg
.000
.250
.500
.250
.000
.250
.250
.750
.000
100 001 000 — 2 9 0
300 003 20 — 8 12 0
Cleveland
IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA
Kluber, L, 0-1 8.0 6 2 2 1 8 91 2.25
Seattle
IP
Hernandez, W, 1-0 5.1
Altavilla, H, 1 0.2
Rzepczynski, H 0.1
Vincent, H, 1 0.2
Nicasio, H, 1 1.0
Diaz, S, 1-1 1.0
Arizona
Corbin, W, 1-0
De La Rosa, H
Hirano
Chafin
Bradley, H, 1
Salas
H
2
0
0
3
0
0
R ER BB SO NP ERA
0 0 2 4 83 0.00
0 0 0 0 3 0.00
0 0 0 0 1 0.00
1 1 0 0 1313.50
0 0 0 1 17 0.00
0 0 0 3 20 0.00
Cubs 8, Marlins 4
AB
5
4
4
5
3
1
3
3
3
2
35
R
1
2
2
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
8
H
1
1
1
1
1
0
2
1
0
0
9
BI BB SO
1 0 3
0 1 1
1 0 2
1 0 3
1 1 0
0 0 0
0 1 0
1 1 0
1 1 1
0 0 0
8 5 10
Miami
Brinson cf
Dietrich lf
Castro 2b
Bour 1b
Anderson 3b
Cooper rf
Rojas ss
Wallach c
Urena p
Rivera ss
Totals
AB
5
4
3
4
3
3
4
3
1
1
33
R
0
1
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
4
H
0
2
1
0
2
1
1
0
0
0
8
BI BB SO Avg
0 0 0 .000
0 0 1 .500
0 2 1 .333
1 1 0 .000
2 1 0 .667
1 1 1 .333
0 0 0 .250
0 1 3 .000
0 0 1 .000
0 0 0 .000
4 6 7
Avg
.200
.250
.250
.200
.333
.000
.667
.333
.000
.000
310 100 300 — 8 9 2
103 000 000 — 4 8 2
2B: Bryant (1), Contreras (1), Heyward (1),
La Stella (1), Rojas (1), Maybin (1). 3B:
Dietrich (1). HR: Happ (1), off Urena; Rizzo
(1), off Urena; Schwarber (1), off Guerrero.
RBIs: Happ (1), Rizzo (1), Contreras (1),
Schwarber (1), Heyward (1), Baez (1), La
Stella 2 (2), Bour (1), Anderson 2 (2), Cooper
(1). SB: Russell (1).
H
4
3
1
2
1
1
R ER BB SO NP ERA
5 4 6 5 90 8.31
3 3 1 0 1681.00
0 0 0 0 10 0.00
0 0 0 1 20 0.00
0 0 0 1 8 0.00
1 1 2 1 20 9.00
Chicago
IP
Lester
3.1
Cishek, W, 1-0 1.2
Duensing, H 1.0
Strop
1.0
Wilson
1.0
Montgomery 1.0
H
7
1
0
0
0
0
R ER BB SO NP ERA
4 3 3 2 71 8.10
0 0 1 2 28 0.00
0 0 1 1 17 0.00
0 0 1 1 13 0.00
0 0 0 1 19 0.00
0 0 0 0 9 0.00
New York
IP
Syndergaard, W, 1-0 6.0
Gsellman
1.0
Swarzak
1.0
Familia
1.0
H
6
0
0
0
R ER BB SO NP ERA
4 4 0 10 85 6.00
0 0 0 3 14 0.00
0 0 0 1 13 0.00
0 0 1 1 17 0.00
Miami
Urena, L, 0-1
O'Grady
Guerrero
Steckenrider
Tazawa
H
6
0
2
1
0
R ER BB SO NP ERA
5 5 4 2 7411.25
0 0 0 0 12 0.00
3 2 0 4 3713.50
0 0 0 2 20 0.00
0 0 1 2 20 0.00
IP
4.0
1.0
1.1
0.2
2.0
T: 3:18. A: 32,151 (36,742).
H
7
0
1
0
0
1
R ER BB SO NP ERA
2 2 1 8 93 3.18
0 0 0 0 4 0.00
0 0 0 1 7 0.00
0 0 1 0 7 0.00
0 0 0 2 21 0.00
0 0 0 1 15 0.00
Brewers 2, Padres 1
Chicago
Happ cf
Bryant 3b
Rizzo 1b
Contreras c
Schwarber lf
Almora lf
Russell ss
Heyward rf
Baez 2b
Lester p
Totals
Chicago
Miami
IP
5.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
1.2
1.0
T: 3:36. A: 48,703 (48,519).
T: 2:35. A: 47,149 (47,476).
RIP, Roy
47
BI BB SO Avg
1 0 1 .600
0 1 2 .250
0 3 1 .000
4 0 2 .400
0 0 1 .250
1 0 1 .200
0 1 2 .333
1 0 0 .500
0 0 1 .000
1 0 01.000
8 6 11
2B: Lamb (1), Ahmed (1). 3B: Dyson (1). HR:
LeMahieu (1), off Corbin; Arenado (1), off
Corbin. RBIs: LeMahieu (1), Arenado (1),
Peralta (1), Lamb 4 (4), Avila (1), Dyson (1),
Marrero (1). SB: Peralta (1), Dyson (1). S:
Gray.
Colorado
IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA
Gray, L, 0-1 4.0 6 3 3 3 4 86 6.75
Rusin
1.1 2 3 3 1 1 2520.25
Oberg
0.2 1 0 0 1 2 18 0.00
Dunn
1.0 3 2 2 0 1 2218.00
Ottavino
1.0 0 0 0 1 3 18 0.00
St. Louis
IP
Martinez, L, 0-1 4.1
Bowman
0.1
Cecil
0.1
Mayers
1.0
Hicks
1.0
Tuivailala
1.0
T: 3:01. A: 44,189 (41,922).
Colorado
Arizona
BI BB SO
0 2 1
1 0 0
1 0 1
0 0 3
0 0 2
0 0 1
0 0 0
0 0 1
0 0 1
2 2 12
Milwaukee
Cain cf
Yelich lf
Braun 1b
Shaw 3b
Santana rf
Pina c
Villar 2b
Barnes p
Arcia ss
Anderson p
Sogard 2b
Totals
AB
5
4
4
5
5
5
3
0
5
2
1
42
R
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
H
3
1
0
1
2
0
0
0
1
1
0
10
San Diego
Margot cf
Myers rf
Hosmer 1b
Pirela lf
Asuaje 2b
Headley 3b
Galvis ss
Hedges c
Totals
AB
4
5
4
5
3
4
4
5
39
R
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
H
1
0
0
2
1
0
2
0
6
Milwaukee
San Diego
BI BB SO Avg
0 0 0 .600
1 1 1 .250
0 1 1 .000
0 0 2 .200
0 0 0 .400
0 0 0 .000
0 0 2 .000
0 0 0 --1 0 0 .200
0 0 1 .500
0 0 1 .000
2 2 9
BI BB SO
0 1 0
0 0 2
0 1 2
0 0 1
0 1 0
0 1 1
1 1 1
0 0 4
1 6 15
Avg
.250
.000
.000
.400
.333
.000
.500
.000
001 000 000 001 — 2 10 1
000 000 001 000 — 1 6 0
E: Santana (1). LOB: Milwaukee 7, San Diego
8. 2B: Shaw (1), Choi (1). RBIs: Yelich (1),
Arcia (1), Galvis (1). SB: Cain (1), Szczur (1).
CS: Perez (1), Galvis (1). Runners left in
scoring position: Milwaukee 4 (Shaw 3,
Santana); San Diego 1 (Renfroe).
Milwaukee
IP
Anderson
6.0
Hader, H, 1 1.0
Albers, H, 1 1.0
Knebel, BS, 1-1 1.0
Jeffress, W, 1-0 2.0
Barnes, S, 1-1 1.0
H
1
1
1
2
1
0
R ER BB SO NP ERA
0 0 3 6 97 0.00
0 0 1 3 21 0.00
0 0 0 0 14 0.00
1 1 0 1 14 9.00
0 0 2 2 35 0.00
0 0 0 3 17 0.00
San Diego
IP
Richard
7.0
Yates
0.2
McGrath
0.1
Stammen
1.0
Hand
2.0
Cimber, L, 0-1 1.0
H
6
1
0
0
0
3
R ER BB SO NP ERA
1 1 1 4 83 1.29
0 0 1 2 18 0.00
0 0 0 1 5 0.00
0 0 0 0 12 0.00
0 0 0 1 19 0.00
1 1 0 1 16 9.00
T: 3:36. A: 44,649 (42,302).
DOC STAR: The Blue Jays pay tribute to former
ace and Cy Young winner Roy Halladay, who died
at 40 in a November plane crash. Toronto retired
his No. 32 during a pregame ceremony that included Halladay’s family (above) before losing to
the Yankees 6-1 at Rogers Centre on Thursday. AP
Giants 1, Dodgers 0
Braves 8, Phillies 5
San Francisco
Jackson cf
Panik 2b
McCutchen rf
Posey c
Longoria 3b
Pence lf
Belt 1b
Crawford ss
Blach p
Osich p
Gearrin p
Watson p
c-Sandoval ph
Strickland p
Totals
AB
4
4
4
2
4
4
4
4
2
0
0
0
1
0
34
R
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
H
1
2
1
0
0
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
BI BB SO
0 0 1
1 0 0
0 0 1
0 2 1
0 0 3
0 0 1
0 0 2
0 0 0
0 0 2
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
1 2 11
Los Angeles
Taylor cf
Seager ss
Puig rf
K.Hernandez 2b
Bellinger 1b
Kemp lf
Grandal c
Forsythe 3b
Kershaw p
Totals
AB
4
4
3
2
4
3
3
4
2
31
R
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
H
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
2
6
BI BB SO Avg
0 0 2 .000
0 0 2 .000
0 1 2 .000
0 2 0 .000
0 0 2 .000
0 1 1 .333
0 1 1 .667
0 0 0 .000
0 0 01.000
0 5 10
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Avg
.250
.500
.250
.000
.000
.500
.250
.250
.000
------.000
---
000 010 000 — 1 8 0
000 000 000 — 0 6 0
2B: McCutchen (1), Pence (1). HR: Panik (1),
off Kershaw. RBIs: Panik (1). SB: Puig (1),
Utley (1). Runners left in scoring position:
San Francisco 4 (Posey, Longoria, Crawford,
Blach); Los Angeles 5 (Taylor 3,
K.Hernandez, Bellinger). RISP: San
Francisco 1 for 8; Los Angeles 0 for 5.
Runners moved up: McCutchen. GIDP:
McCutchen, Seager, Forsythe. DP: San
Francisco 2 (Panik, Crawford, Belt), (Blach,
Crawford, Belt); Los Angeles 1 (Seager,
K.Hernandez, Bellinger).
San
IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA
Francisco
Blach, W, 1-0 5.0 3 0 0 3 3 81 0.00
Osich, H, 1
1.0 0 0 0 1 2 19 0.00
Gearrin, H, 1 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 18 0.00
Watson, H, 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 3 17 0.00
Strickland, S 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 19 0.00
Los Angeles IP
Kershaw, L, 0-1 6.0
Chargois
1.0
Fields
1.0
Cingrani
1.0
H
8
0
0
0
R ER BB SO NP ERA
1 1 2 7 91 1.50
0 0 0 2 12 0.00
0 0 0 1 13 0.00
0 0 0 1 15 0.00
T: 2:55. A: 53,595 (56,000).
Philadelphia
Hernandez 2b
Santana 1b
Williams rf-lf
Hoskins lf
Altherr cf-rf
Crawford ss
Franco 3b
Knapp c
Nola p
Totals
AB
5
5
4
3
3
3
2
3
2
31
R
1
1
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
5
H
2
0
0
2
1
0
0
1
0
6
BI BB SO
1 0 2
0 0 1
0 0 2
1 0 0
0 1 1
0 1 1
1 2 0
2 1 2
0 1 1
5 6 11
Atlanta
Inciarte cf
Albies 2b
F.Freeman 1b
Markakis rf
Suzuki ph-c
Tucker lf
Swanson ss
Flaherty 3b
Teheran p
Adams ph
Culberson 3b
Totals
AB
4
5
2
5
2
4
4
4
2
1
1
34
R
1
1
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
8
H
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
1
0
1
1
9
BI BB SO Avg
0 0 1 .250
1 0 1 .200
2 3 0 .500
3 0 1 .200
0 1 0 .500
1 0 1 .250
0 0 1 .000
0 0 0 .250
0 0 1 .000
0 0 01.000
0 0 01.000
7 4 6
Philadelphia
Atlanta
Avg
.400
.000
.000
.667
.333
.000
.000
.333
.000
100 004 000 — 5 6 1
000 002 033 — 8 9 0
E: Knapp (1). LOB: Philadelphia 6, Atlanta 6.
2B: Hoskins 2 (2), Inciarte (1). HR:
Hernandez (1), off Teheran; F.Freeman (1),
off Milner; Albies (1), off Morgan; Markakis
(1), off Neris. RBIs: Hernandez (1), Hoskins
(1), Franco (1), Knapp 2 (2), Albies (1),
F.Freeman 2 (2), Markakis 3 (3), Tucker (1).
SB: Hoskins (1). S: Inciarte. Runners left in
scoring position: Philadelphia 3 (Altherr,
Knapp, Nola). RISP: Philadelphia 2 for 8;
Atlanta 3 for 5. GIDP: Hernandez, Nola. DP:
Atlanta 2 (Albies, Swanson, F.Freeman),
(Teheran, Swanson, F.Freeman).
Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA
Nola
5.1 3 1 1 1 3 68 1.69
Milner
0.1 1 1 1 0 0 827.00
Garcia, H, 1 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 12 0.00
Morgan, H, 1 0.2 1 2 2 1 1 2027.00
Ramos, BS
0.2 1 1 0 1 1 20 0.00
Neris, L, 0-1 0.2 2 3 3 1 0 940.50
Atlanta
IP
Teheran
5.2
Brothers
0.0
Winkler
1.1
Moylan
0.2
S.Freeman 0.1
Vizcaino, W, 1-0 1.0
H
4
0
1
1
0
0
R ER BB SO NP ERA
4 4 3 3 90 6.35
1 1 2 0 12 0.00
0 0 0 2 23 0.00
0 0 1 2 25 0.00
0 0 0 1 5 0.00
0 0 0 3 16 0.00
T: 3:28. A: 40,208 (41,500).
R
Houston
IP
Verlander, W, 1-0 6.0
Devenski, H, 1 1.0
Peacock
1.0
Giles
1.0
Mets 9, Cardinals 4
AB
4
3
4
4
2
0
3
3
4
3
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Diamondbacks 8, Rockies 2
Cleveland
Lindor ss
Kipnis 2b
Ramirez 3b
Alonso 1b
Encarnacion dh
Davis pr-dh
Chisenhall rf
Gomes c
Naquin lf
Zimmer cf
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Washington
Miami
Philadelphia
Mariners 2, Indians 1
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NBA
Chicago
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic
x-Toronto
x-Boston
x-Philadelphia
KNICKS
NETS
W
55
52
44
27
24
L
20
23
30
49
51
Pct.
.733
.693
.595
.355
.320
GB
—
3
10½
28½
31
Southeast
Washington
Miami
Charlotte
Orlando
Atlanta
W
41
41
34
22
21
L
34
35
42
52
54
Pct.
.547
.539
.447
.297
.280
GB
—
Central
x-Cleveland
x-Indiana
Milwaukee
Detroit
Chicago
W
45
45
40
35
24
L
30
31
35
40
51
Pct.
.600
.592
.533
.467
.320
GB
—
½
7½
18½
20
½
5
10
21
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest
y-Houston
San Antonio
New Orleans
Dallas
Memphis
W
61
44
43
23
21
L
14
32
32
52
54
Pct.
.813
.579
.573
.307
.280
GB
—
17½
18
38
40
Northwest
Portland
Oklahoma City
Minnesota
Utah
Denver
W
46
44
43
42
40
L
29
32
33
33
35
Pct. GB
.613 —
.579 2½
.566 3½
.560 4
.533 6
Pacific
y-Golden State
L.A. Clippers
L.A. Lakers
Sacramento
Phoenix
W
54
41
33
24
19
L
21
34
41
52
57
Pct.
.720
.547
.446
.316
.250
GB
—
13
20½
30½
35½
x-clinched playoff spot
y-clinched division
Thursday
Detroit 103, Washington 92
Miami 103, Chicago 92
San Antonio 103, Oklahoma City 99
Indiana 106, Sacramento 103
Milwaukee 116, Golden State 107
Friday
Chicago at Orlando, 7pm
Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:30pm
Denver at Oklahoma City, 8pm
New Orleans at Cleveland, 8pm
Phoenix at Houston, 8pm
Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30pm
Memphis at Utah, 9pm
Clippers at Portland, 10:30pm
Milwaukee at L.A. Lakers, 10:30pm
Saturday
Detroit at Knicks, 5pm
Nets at Miami, 8pm
Charlotte at Washington, 3pm
Toronto at Boston, 7:30pm
Golden State at Sacramento, 10pm
Sunday
Detroit at Nets, 6pm
Philadelphia at Charlotte, 1pm
Houston at San Antonio, 3:30pm
Indiana at Clippers, 3:30pm
Washington at Chicago, 3:30pm
Dallas at Cleveland, 6pm
Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 6pm
Orlando at Atlanta, 6pm
Utah at Minnesota, 7pm
Milwaukee at Denver, 8pm
Phoenix at Golden State, 8:30pm
Memphis at Portland, 9pm
Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, 9:30pm
Min
FG FT O-Rb A PF Pts
Holiday
21:48 3-10 4-4 0-1 1 2 13
Vonleh
32:40 5-12 3-4 3-13 1 1 14
Lopez
30:52 6-12 1-2 2-6 1 4 13
Nwaba
35:15 4-11 6-8 1-7 4 2 15
Payne
29:34 4-10 2-2 0-0 5 2 11
Portis
32:28 6-16 1-2 7-16 0 1 13
Valentine 24:05 2-10 0-0 0-4 4 3 4
Kilpatrick 14:52 1-7 3-3 0-1 0 1 5
Grant
11:55 1-1 0-1 1-1 1 3 2
Arcidiacno 6:31 1-1 0-0 0-1 2 0 2
Totals
240:00 33-90 20-26 14-50 19 19 92
Percentages: FG .367, FT .769. 3-point
goals: 6-26, .231 (Holiday 3-7, Nwaba 11, Payne 1-4, Vonleh 1-4, Lopez 0-1,
Kilpatrick 0-3, Portis 0-3, Valentine 0-3).
Blocked shots: 5 (Lopez 3, Nwaba,
Portis). Turnovers: 18 (Portis 6, Lopez 3,
Payne 3, Nwaba 2, Grant, Holiday,
Valentine,
Vonleh).
Steals:
10
(Kilpatrick 2, Portis 2, Valentine 2,
Vonleh 2, Holiday, Payne). Technicals:
coach Fred Hoiberg, 2:14 second;
Lopez, 8:43 fourth; Lopez, 8:43 fourth.
Miami
Min
FG FT O-Rb A PF Pts
J.Johnson 30:15 1-5 0-0 1-8 2 3 2
Richardsn 33:13 8-16 5-5 1-5 3 3 22
Whiteside 19:28 3-8 2-2 3-7 4 2 8
Dragic
32:54 6-11 4-4 1-5 5 3 17
T.Johnson 12:07 3-6 0-0 0-0 0 1 6
Ellington 26:50 2-8 3-3 0-1 0 1 8
Winslow
26:03 5-8 2-3 0-9 2 2 13
Wade
18:27 2-7 4-4 0-3 4 1 8
Olynyk
17:00 4-7 1-1 1-3 0 5 11
McGruder 12:11 2-4 0-0 0-3 0 1 5
Adebayo 11:32 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 1 3
Totals
240:00 37-82 22-24 7-44 20 23 103
Percentages: FG .451, FT .917. 3-point
goals: 7-27, .259 (Olynyk 2-4, McGruder
1-2, Dragic 1-3, Winslow 1-3, Richardson
1-4, Ellington 1-7, J.Johnson 0-1,
T.Johnson 0-3). Blocked shots: 7
(J.Johnson 2, Richardson 2, Whiteside 2,
Winslow). Turnovers: 17 (Olynyk 3,
Dragic 2, Ellington 2, J.Johnson 2, Wade
2, Whiteside 2, Winslow 2, Richardson,
T.Johnson). Steals: 7 (Wade 3, Dragic,
Olynyk,
Whiteside,
Winslow).
Technicals: None.
Chicago
21 25 22 24— 92
Miami
29 22 27 25—103
A: 19,746 (19,600). T: 2:13.
Pistons 103, Wizards 92
Home Team Lineups 

TODAY
March 30
NO
GAME
NO
GAME
SAT
SUN
Mar. 31 Apr. 1
Det.
5:00
MSG
ESPN
WED
Apr. 4
THU
Apr. 5
NO
NO
GAME GAME
Orl.
7:30
MSG
ESPN
NO
GAME
NO
GAME
Tampa Bay
7:00
MSG Network
NHL Network
ESPN 98.7 FM
Car.
Devils
NO
NO
7:00
7:00
NO
MSG 2 GAME GAME MSG+ GAME
WEPN
WEPN
Toronto
7:00
MSG Plus
WNYM 970AM
Devils
Phila.
NYR
NO
NO
7:00
7:00
7:00
NO
MSG+ GAME GAME MSG+2 GAME MSG+2
WNYM
WNYM
WNYM
NO
GAME
Isles Mont.
NYR
NO
7:00
7:00
7:00
GAME
MSG2
MSG+2 MSG+
NO
GAME
NYI
7:00
MSG
ESPN
Tor.
7:00
MSG+
T.B.
Balt.
T.B.
1:05
6:05
1:05
NO
YES/
WPIX
GAME YES
ESPN
WFAN WFAN
WFAN
Toronto
7:07
YES Network
WFAN 660 AM/
101.9 FM
Tor.
4:07
YES
WFAN
Tor.
1:07
YES
WFAN
NO
GAME
St. L.
1:10
SNY
WOR
St. L.
1:10
SNY
WOR
NO
GAME
S.J.
NO
NO
8:00
NO
ESPN2 GAME GAME GAME
WNYE
NO
NO
GAME GAME
Orl. SC.
NO
NO
NO
1:00
GAME GAME GAME
Uni.
CD
Guad.
NO
10:00 GAME
Uni. Dep.
NO
GAME
Spurs 103, Thunder 99
Oklahoma City
Min
FG FT O-Rb A PF Pts
Morris
36:06 5-15 0-0 2-6 5 3 11
Porter Jr. 15:50 2-7 2-2 1-2 2 0 7
Gortat
27:47 5-7 0-0 2-12 3 3 10
Beal
35:41 6-17 2-3 1-5 1 1 15
Satransky 34:51 4-8 2-2 3-5 6 3 11
Oubre Jr. 32:10 5-12 4-5 0-4 3 2 14
Scott
19:09 4-10 0-0 1-4 1 4 8
Sessions 15:17 2-4 2-3 1-2 6 0 6
Meeks
13:50 2-5 0-0 0-1 1 1 6
Mahinmi
9:19 2-4 0-0 1-2 0 2 4
Totals
240:00 37-89 12-15 12-43 28 19 92
Percentages: FG .416, FT .800. 3-point
goals: 6-32, .188 (Meeks 2-5, Porter Jr. 13, Satoransky 1-3, Morris 1-6, Beal 1-8,
Sessions 0-1, Scott 0-2, Oubre Jr. 0-4).
Team rebounds: 7. Team turnovers: 15
(17 PTS). Blocked shots: 6 (Morris 4,
Oubre Jr., Porter Jr.). Turnovers: 15
(Beal 6, Gortat 2, Porter Jr. 2, Mahinmi,
Meeks, Morris, Satoransky, Scott).
Steals: 9 (Beal 2, Sessions 2, Gortat,
Meeks, Morris, Oubre Jr., Satoransky).
Min
FG FT O-Rb A PF Pts
Anthony
31:55 3-6 0-0 1-3 2 2 9
George
38:53 9-20 5-5 0-7 6 3 26
Adams
37:23 5-11 0-2 5-13 1 3 10
Brewer
28:42 5-8 3-4 1-2 3 4 14
Westbrook 37:42 7-19 5-8 1-11 5 5 19
Felton
15:38 4-8 0-0 0-3 1 2 10
Grant
14:24 0-3 0-0 1-3 0 2 0
Ferguson 13:53 1-4 0-0 0-0 1 2 3
Patterson 12:18 3-3 0-0 1-1 0 0 7
Abrines
9:12 0-3 1-2 0-0 0 0 1
Totals
240:00 37-85 14-21 10-43 19 23 99
Percentages: FG .435, FT .667. 3-point
goals: 11-30, .367 (Anthony 3-3, George
3-6, Felton 2-4, Patterson 1-1, Brewer 14, Ferguson 1-4, Grant 0-1, Abrines 0-3,
Westbrook 0-4). Team rebounds: 9.
Team turnovers: 15 (22 PTS). Blocked
shots: 3 (Anthony, Grant, Westbrook).
Turnovers: 15 (Westbrook 7, George 3,
Adams 2, Brewer, Felton, Grant). Steals:
11 (George 4, Westbrook 3, Anthony 2,
Brewer 2). Technicals: None.
Min
FG FT O-Rb A PF Pts
Johnson
36:44 4-11 0-0 2-5 2 2 9
Tolliver
31:53 4-6 5-5 1-2 2 2 14
Drummond 37:52 10-16 4-7 5-23 4 2 24
Bullock
29:20 6-9 0-0 0-1 3 0 14
Jackson
27:50 6-16 1-2 0-2 8 2 13
I.Smith
20:10 3-9 0-0 0-3 2 2 6
Kennard
18:40 2-5 3-4 0-1 2 1 8
Ellenson
16:07 3-7 2-2 1-5 1 0 9
Ennis III
11:16 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 4
Moreland 10:08 1-1 0-0 1-2 2 3 2
Totals
240:00 41-84 15-20 10-44 26 14 103
Percentages: FG .488, FT .750. 3-point
goals: 6-21, .286 (Bullock 2-4, Ellenson
1-1, Kennard 1-2, Johnson 1-3, Tolliver
1-3, Ennis III 0-1, I.Smith 0-3, Jackson 0-4
Blocked
shots:
3
(Drummond,
Moreland, Tolliver). Turnovers: 16
(Jackson 4, Ennis III 2, Johnson 2,
Moreland 2, Bullock, Drummond,
Ellenson, I.Smith, Kennard, Tolliver).
Washington
24 25 17 26— 92
Detroit
23 26 32 22—103
A: 18,268 (21,000). T: 2:05.
TUE
Apr. 3
Milw.
Phila.
Det.
Mia.
8:00
NO
7:00
NO
6:00
8:00
YES GAME YES GAME YES
YES
WFAN
WFAN
WCBS WFAN
Washington
Detroit
MON
Apr. 2
San Antonio
Min
FG FT O-Rb A PF Pts
Aldridge
34:12 9-19 6-8 6-11 2 2 25
Anderson 23:15 4-4 1-2 0-0 2 4 10
Gasol
25:21 2-7 2-4 2-12 3 2 6
Mills
33:26 3-12 5-5 0-1 1 2 14
Murray
30:02 3-8 1-2 1-8 7 2 7
Green
26:56 4-9 0-0 1-4 0 2 11
Gay
24:23 4-9 0-0 4-8 0 2 9
Parker
17:52 2-6 3-4 0-0 4 1 8
Ginobili
14:40 2-4 4-5 0-3 0 1 10
Bertans
9:53 1-3 0-0 0-1 3 0 3
Totals
240:00 34-81 22-30 14-48 22 18 103
Percentages: FG .420, FT .733. 3-point
goals: 13-31, .419 (Green 3-7, Mills 3-9,
Ginobili 2-3, Aldridge 1-1, Anderson 1-1,
Gay 1-2, Parker 1-2, Bertans 1-3, Gasol
0-1, Murray 0-2). Team rebounds: 10.
Team turnovers: 16 (17 PTS). Blocked
shots: 6 (Aldridge 2, Bertans, Gasol,
Green, Murray). Turnovers: 16 (Mills 5,
Aldridge 4, Gay 3, Murray 2, Ginobili,
Parker). Steals: 13 (Murray 5, Anderson
2, Gay 2, Ginobili 2, Mills, Parker).
Oklahoma City
29 27 25 18 — 99
San Antonio
24 35 18 26 —103
A: 18,418 (18,418). T: 2:27.
Phila.
7:10
SNY
WOR
Phila.
7:10
SNY
WOR
Phila.
1:10
SNY
WOR
Was.
1:05
SNY
WOR
Bucks 116, Warriors 107
Milwaukee
Min
FG FT O-Rb A PF Pts
Anteounmpo 34:41 14-18 2-2 1-4 5 3 32
Middleton 38:29 9-17 2-2 0-3 2 4 23
Henson
25:21 2-7 0-0 2-5 5 0 4
Bledsoe
31:14 9-11 1-1 0-3 6 1 20
Snell
26:55 1-5 0-0 0-3 1 0 3
Parker
25:04 6-12 0-0 1-7 3 4 14
Zeller
22:39 2-6 3-4 2-8 4 2 7
Terry
21:05 3-4 1-1 1-2 3 2 8
Jennings 14:32 2-7 0-0 0-1 1 1 5
Totals
240:00 48-87 9-10 7-36 30 17 116
Percentages: FG .552, FT .900. 3-point
goals: 11-20, .550 (Middleton 3-4,
Antetokounmpo 2-3, Parker 2-3, Terry
1-1, Bledsoe 1-2, Jennings 1-3, Snell 1-3,
Henson 0-1). Team rebounds: 6. Team
turnovers: 15 (29 PTS). Blocked shots: 3
(Henson 2, Bledsoe). Turnovers: 15
(Jennings 3, Middleton 3, Bledsoe 2,
Henson 2, Terry 2, Antetokounmpo,
Snell, Zeller). Steals: 16 (Bledsoe 3,
Terry 3, Antetokounmpo 2, Middleton 2,
Snell 2, Zeller 2, Henson, Jennings).
Golden State
Min
FG FT O-Rb A PF Pts
Durant
17:06 4-10 1-1 0-3 6 0 10
Green
28:05 4-7 2-2 0-5 6 4 11
McGee
14:38 6-7 0-0 0-0 0 2 12
Cook
32:08 12-15 1-1 0-4 3 5 30
McCaw
35:03 3-9 4-4 0-3 3 2 12
Young
23:26 2-8 0-0 0-1 0 0 5
Looney
23:13 3-4 2-2 1-4 1 2 8
Iguodala 20:48 0-3 0-0 0-5 4 0 0
Livingston 15:56 4-6 1-1 0-0 0 1 9
West
12:17 3-5 2-2 0-1 1 2 8
Bell
8:23 0-0 0-0 1-3 2 1 0
Jones
5:09 0-0 2-2 0-1 0 0 2
Pachulia
3:47 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0
Totals
240:00 41-75 15-15 2-31 26 19 107
Percentages: FG .547, FT 1.000. 3-point
goals: 10-20, .500 (Cook 5-5, McCaw 2-6,
Green 1-2, Durant 1-3, Young 1-3,
Looney 0-1). Team rebounds: 1. Team
turnovers: 18 (23 PTS). Blocked shots: 7
(Looney 3, McGee 2, Green, Iguodala).
Turnovers: 18 (Durant 4, Green 4, Cook
2, Iguodala 2, Young 2, Bell, McCaw,
Pachulia, West). Steals: 10 (Green 2,
Iguodala 2, Livingston 2, Looney 2, Bell,
McCaw, West).
Milwaukee
29 29 34 24 —116
Golden State
27 22 23 35 —107
A: 19,596 (19,596).
The
Line
NBA
N. COLORADO
9
Ill.-Chicago
Saturday
NCAA
Friday
Favorite
Line
MAGIC
6½
Underdog
Bulls
Favorite
Line
HAWKS
OFF
76ers
Michigan
5
Loyola -Chicago
CAVALIERS
OFF
Pelicans
Villanova
5
Kansas
THUNDER
3½
Nuggets
ROCKETS
OFF
Suns
Timberwolves
5½
MAVERICKS
JAZZ
OFF
Grizzlies
LAKERS
OFF
Bucks
BLAZERS
6
Clippers
College Basketball
Friday
Favorite
Line
Underdog
NORTH TEXAS
4½
San Francisco
Underdog
NHL
Friday
Favorite
Line
RANGERS
OFF
Underdog
Lightning
Maple Leafs
$154-164
CAPITALS
ISLANDERS
$183-203
Hurricanes
AVALANCHE
OFF
Blackhawks
DUCKS
OFF
Kings
LAS VEGAS
$140-150
Blues
Home Team In All CAPS
Tennis Results
MLS
Miami Open
EAST
W
Columbus
3
NYCFC
3
Red Bulls
2
Atlanta United FC 2
Philadelphia
1
New England
1
Montreal
1
D.C. United
0
Orlando City
0
Chicago
0
Toronto FC
0
L D Pts GF GA
0 1 10 8 3
0 1 10 8 3
1 0
6 7 1
1 0
6 7 6
0 1
4 2 0
1 1
4 4 5
2 0
3 4 5
2 2
2 5 9
2 1
1 2 5
2 0
0 4 6
2 0
0 0 3
WEST
W
Sporting K.C.
2
Vancouver
2
Los Angeles FC 2
Minn. United
2
FC Dallas
1
Houston
1
LA Galaxy
1
Real Salt Lake 1
San Jose
1
Colorado
0
Portland
0
Seattle FC
0
L D Pts GF GA
1 1
7 9 9
1 1
7 5 6
0 0
6 6 1
2 0
6 6 8
0 2
5 5 2
1 1
4 7 4
1 1
4 3 3
1 1
4 3 6
1 0
3 5 5
1 1
1 3 4
2 1
1 2 7
2 0
0 0 4
At The Tennis Center at Crandon Park;
Key Biscayne, Fla.; Purse: Men, $7.97
million (Masters 1000);; Women,
$7.97 million (Premier); Surface:
Hard-Outdoor
Singles - Men; Quarterfinals
Pablo Carreno Busta (16), Spain, def.
Kevin Anderson (6), South Africa, 6-4,
5-7, 7-6 (6).
Women; Semifinals
Sloane Stephens (13), United States,
def. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, 3-6,
6-2, 6-1.
Doubles - Men; Semifinals
Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev,
Russia, def. Steve Johnson and Sam
Querrey, United States, 6-3, 6-1.
Pacers 106, Kings 103
Indiana
Min
Bogdnovic 35:51
T.Young
33:57
Turner
27:17
Collison
30:27
Oladipo
35:45
Sabonis
24:27
Joseph
19:57
Stephensn 14:18
Robinson 14:00
Leaf
4:01
Totals
240:00
FG FT O-Rb A PF Pts
7-13 9-9 0-0 0 1 25
8-13 1-3 1-8 1 1 18
3-8 2-2 0-3 5 1 9
3-8 2-2 0-3 9 4 8
9-14 4-4 1-5 2 2 24
4-6 0-0 1-8 3 4 8
3-7 0-0 1-3 3 2 7
3-7 0-0 1-1 0 1 7
0-4 0-0 2-2 0 1 0
0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0
40-80 18-20 7-34 23 17 106
Percentages: FG .500, FT .900. 3-point
goals: 8-26, .308 (Boj.Bogdanovic 2-6,
Oladipo 2-7, T.Young 1-1, Stephenson 13, Turner 1-3, Joseph 1-4, Collison 0-1,
Robinson III 0-1). Team rebounds: 4.
Team turnovers: 10 (15 PTS). Blocked
shots: 4 (Turner 2, Collison, Oladipo).
Turnovers: 10 (Collison 3, Oladipo 2,
Stephenson
2,
Boj.Bogdanovic,
Sabonis, T.Young). Steals: 9 (Collison 3,
Oladipo 3, Robinson III, T.Young,
Turner). Technicals: None.
Sacramento
Min
Jackson
22:34
Labissiere 26:22
Cauly-Stein 26:38
Bogdnovic 39:57
Fox
27:59
Hield
30:46
Carter
21:38
Koufos
21:22
Mason
20:01
Sampson
2:43
Totals
240:00
FG
2-5
1-5
9-11
8-15
4-8
7-12
3-7
3-5
5-10
0-0
42-78
FT O-Rb A PF Pts
0-0 0-1 1 3 5
0-0 1-3 2 4 2
1-1 2-7 5 3 19
1-2 0-3 4 2 21
0-0 0-2 5 2 8
2-2 1-7 4 2 20
1-1 0-3 2 3 9
1-3 1-4 2 4 7
0-0 1-2 2 1 12
0-0 0-0 0 0 0
6-9 6-32 27 24 103
Percentages: FG .538, FT .667. 3-point
goals:
13-31,
.419
(Hield
4-7,
Bog.Bogdanovic 4-9, Mason 2-4, Carter
2-6, Jackson 1-2, Fox 0-3). Team
rebounds: 11. Team turnovers: 18 (19
PTS). Blocked shots: 2 (Carter, CauleyStein). Turnovers: 18 (Hield 5,
Bog.Bogdanovic 3, Cauley-Stein 3,
Labissiere 3, Fox 2, Carter, Mason).
Steals: 3 (Bog.Bogdanovic, Fox,
Jackson). Technicals: None.
Indiana
28 33 18 27 —106
Sacramento
28 28 23 24 —103
T: 2:10.
Note: 3 pts. for win, 1 for tie
Friday
Salt Lake at Toronto FC, 8pm
Saturday
Red Bulls at Orlando City, 1pm
NYCFC at San Jose, 8pm
Los Angeles FC at LA Galaxy, 3pm
Vancouver at Columbus, 3pm
Portland at Chicago, 6pm
Atlanta United FC at Minnesota United, 8pm
D.C. United at Sporting K.C., 8:30pm
New England at Houston, 8:30pm
Philadelphia at Colorado, 9pm
Montreal at Seattle FC, 10pm
Friday, April 6
Montreal at New England, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 7
Houston at Red Bulls, 3pm
Los Angeles FC at Atlanta United FC, 5pm
San Jose at Philadelphia, 7pm
D.C. United at Toronto FC, 7:30pm
Colorado at FC Dallas, 8pm
Columbus at Chicago, 8:30pm
Vancouver at Salt Lake, 9:30pm
Sunday, April 8
Portland at Orlando City, 4pm
Sporting K.C. at LA Galaxy, 9pm
Soccer Scores
English Premier League
Blackburn 2, Bradford 0
Gillingham 1, Milton Keynes Dons 2
Friday's Matches
Oxford United vs. Scunthorpe
Wigan vs. Oldham
Northampton vs. Charlton
Blackpool vs. Doncaster
Rochdale vs. Shrewsbury
Rotherham vs. Peterborough
Bristol Rovers vs. Bury
Plymouth vs. Southend
AFC Wimbledon vs. Fleetwood Town
SPORTSCROSS
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
11
12
13
14
15
9
FINAL FOUR
At Columbus, Ohio
National Semifinals
Friday, March 30
UConn (36-0) vs. Notre Dame (33-3), 7 pm
Mississippi State (36-1) vs. Louisville
(36-2), 9pm
National Championship
Sunday, April 1
Semifinal winners, 7pm
16
17
1
19
20
NIT
21
22
23
24
29
30
31
32
33
26
27
© 2018 Steve Ollove/Sportsbuff Features
ACROSS
1 Colonel Ruppert
6 Regarding
10 Savory smell
11 State of mind
12 Former Yankee who
was Rookie of the
Year in the
International League
13 Fashion designer
who bought Bonds’
756th HR ball, put
an asterisk on it &
gave it to the Hall of
Fame
14 Jackie Robinson
replaced him at 2B in
Brooklyn
16 Flint led the NL at
20-7 in 1926
17 Islanders co-owner
19 Former Isles center
who won an NCAA
title with Boston U
20 He played in 9
US Open finals
22 College quartet in
NYC
23 Kareem “Best Kept
–––” Reid
28 Spoken
29 Ugly old lady
30 California valley
31 One-time Net who
shares the NBA
record of 11 steals in
a game
32 Ariza as a rookie for
the Knicks
33 Something in spirits
DOWN
1 Jaromir Jagr
2 Smell –––: Suspect
3 Unconscious state
4 Sign
CIT
5 He came back to
NY in the Melo deal
6 NY NHL team of the
past
7 2014 Olympics site
8 Subway fare
9 Former Christ The
King star who was a
Parade National
Player of the Year
15 County in NY
18 Islanders co-owner
19 He won 3 Stanley
Cups with the Devils
20 Eagles owner
21 Making ––– for
himself
22 Price
24 Birdie for the Yanks
25 Barrett of gossip
26 Slaughter
27 Big top
Semifinals
Wednesday
UIC 67, Liberty 51
No. Colorado 99, Sam Houston St. 80
Championship
Friday
UIC (20-15) vs. No. Colorado (25-12),
TBA
CBI
Championship Series
(Best-of-3)
Series tied, 1-1
Monday, March 26
San Francisco 72, North Texas 62
Wednesday
North Texas 69, San Francisco 55
Friday
San Francisco (22-16) at North Texas
(19-18), 7pm
SOLUTION IN SATURDAY’S POST
Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly
is expected to be hospitalized for two weeks
as he recovers from another cancer surgery.
Dr. Mark Urken said he successfully removed cancer from Kelly’s upper jaw and
lymph nodes and reconstructed his upper
jaw during an all-day surgery Wednesday.
Urken operated on the 58-year-old at Mount
Sinai Health System in Manhattan.
 Central Florida linebacker Shaquem
Griffin, who has one hand, has been invited to the draft and will attend, he told
reporters after his Pro Day.
 The Lions signed ex-Jets center Wesley
Johnson and tight end Levine Toilolo.
NBA: Durant tossed in return
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32
points and the Bucks beat the Warriors
116-107 in Oakland, Calif. Kevin Durant
returned from a rib injury for Golden
State, but was ejected in the second quarter when he argued after no foul was
called on a drive through three defenders.
Official Tre Maddox whistled him for a
technical foul, then gave him another and
tossed him with 2.4 seconds left.
 In San Antonio, LaMarcus
Aldridge had 25 points and 11 rebounds,
and the Spurs held off the Thunder
103-99 to climb back into fourth place in
the Western Conference.
now host Arkansas State on Sept. 19, 2020.
 A’ja Wilson of South Carolina is the
Associated Press women’s college basketball Player of the Year.
GOLF: Ryder grabs Houston lead
Sam Ryder holed an 8-foot birdie putt on
the 15th hole to reach 8-under par before it
was too dark to continue at the Houston
Open in Humble, Texas. The opening round
was delayed two hours because of overnight
rain. Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth
both shot 68.
 In Rancho Mirage, Calif., Pernilla
Lindberg birdied her final two holes for a
bogey-free 7-under 65 and a one-stroke lead
after the first round of the ANA Inspiration.
ETC.: Triple-G vs. Canelo takes hit
NCAA: Michigan: No Va. Tech series
Michigan has cancelled a home-and-home
football series with Virginia Tech in 2020
and 2021. Michigan announced it will pay a
$375,000 cancellation fee to Virginia Tech.
Michigan says those games have been ter-
Nevada boxing regulators have filed a formal complaint against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for doping violations, putting his May 5
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“Triple-G” Golovkin in jeopardy. Alvarez
could be suspended a year for testing positive twice for the performance-enhancing
drug Clenbuterol in random urine tests conducted in his hometown of Guadalajara,
Mexico, in February.
 In Key Biscayne, Fla., Sloane Stephens is
heading to the Miami Open final, after rallying
to beat Victoria Azarenka 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the
semifinals. Stephens will play Jelena Ostapenko, who beat American qualifier Danielle
Collins 7-6 (1), 6-3, in Saturday’s final.
 In Boston, Patrice Bergeron had a
goal and two assists and the Bruins took
over first place in the Eastern Conference
with a 4-2 win over the Lightning.
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FIGHTING IRISH
FDNY pugilists take on
cops from Emerald Isle
By DAVE BLEZOW
It’s Friday night fights,
with a twist.
The throwdown at Terminal 5 will pit the FDNY Bravest Boxing Team against the
Garda Siochana Boxing Club
of the Irish National Police
Service for the 2018 Transatlantic Championship.
The event, dubbed War on
the West Side, is sponsored
by Georgi Vodka and Donegal Estates Irish Whiskey.
Martin Silver, CEO of Star Industries, the New York-based
owner of both labels, has
been a supporter of all of the
FDNY’s boxing events for
the past 10 years, said team
president Bobby McGuire.
During the evening, Bravest Boxing will present a
check for $10,000 to Building
Homes for Heroes, which
constructs mortgage-free,
handicapped-accessible
housing for veterans returning with severe injuries.
Four injured Marine veterans — Capt. James Byler,
Cpl. Kevin Vaughan, Gunnery
Sgt.
Christopher
Claude and Sgt. Greg Caron
— will be inducted into the
club’s Ring of Honor.
The action begins at 8 p.m.
when welterweight Matt Restrepo from Ladder 168 in
Brooklyn steps into the ring
against Salvatore Pormilia,
but if the past is any indication, the team title won’t be
determined until much later.
McGuire said the FDNY
and the Irish cops have split
six previous meetings.
The FDNY team features
acclaimed amateur fighter
Josiah Rivera, a light-heavyweight from Engine 82 in
The Bronx, super-heavyweight Jonathan Velasquez
from Engine 28 in Manhattan, and, in the one women’s
match on the 10-bout card,
Hildy Santana of Engine 75
in The Bronx.
“She’s an exciting fighter,
definitely a warrior,” FDNY
coach Mike Reno said of
Santana. “She loves to go
forward and fight hard. As a
firefighter, we love that. As a
boxer, we’re trying to work
on her footwork and movement.”
McGuire said the stakes in
an international event surpass those in the FDNY’s
frequent athletic competitions against the NYPD.
“It’s even more because
besides representing our department, we’re also representing our city against Dublin, and our country against
Ireland,” he said. “We’ve got
a lot of pride in our team and
in our job, and we don’t take
kindly when a team comes
from another city and another country and whups us
in our own backyard.”
Doors at the West 56th
Street venue open at 7 p.m.
Ringside seats are sold out,
but $30 general-admission
tickets were available as of
Thursday evening.
The majority of the Irish
squad arrived Thursday
night, and was taken to
dinner at Mustang Harry’s
by McGuire and Reno.
The FDNY squad would
not be in attendance at
the midtown watering
hole.
“Our [fighters] will be
home, behaving, while
we’re wining and dining the Irish team,”
McGuire said.
But the outcome is far
from in the bag.
“It’s never in the bag
against the Irish,” McGuire
said with a chuckle. “There’s
absolutely no quit in their
team and certainly no quit in
our team. They train for
these grueling matches
[three two-minute rounds]
on their own time, and all of
them are in fantastic shape.
Our guys, I know for sure,
are ready to go the full six
minutes. Not too many guys
will be taking steps backwards.”
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Crosby swats Devils in OT
Associated Press
after the Devils remained three
points in front of Florida in the race
Sidney Crosby batted his own re- for the eighth and final Eastern
bound out of the air and into the net Conference playoff spot.
Kris Letang stole Hall’s
19 seconds into overtime
pass in the opening secand the Penguins beat PENGUINS 4
OT
onds of OT in the Pittsthe Devils 4-3 on Thurs- DEVILS
3
burgh zone and sent
day night at Prudential
Center, denying New Jersey a sweep Crosby on a semi-break the other
way. His shot hit the goalpost, but
of the four-game season series.
Kyle Palmieri, Taylor Hall and the star center pulled his hands in
Blake Coleman scored for the Dev- and swatted the puck out of the air.
ils, who had a three-game winning Crosby had a similar goal against
streak snapped. Keith Kinkaid had Montreal last Wednesday.
Crosby modestly downplayed his
31 saves in losing for only the fourth
time in his past 16 decisions (12-3-1). latest trick.
“I just tried to stay with it,” he
“We’ll take the point and reset and
shore some things up for us. It’s a said. “It’s fortunate it came back to
big weekend for us,” Palmieri said me. I saw it go off the post.”
(RIGHT) HOOK AND LADDER: Hildy Santana, of Engine 75 in The Bronx, will participate in the one women’s match tonight when the FDNY Bravest Boxing Team takes
on the Garda Siochana Boxing Club at Terminal 5.
FDNY
AHL stay frustrates Isles’ Ho-Sang
By GREG JOYCE
Josh Ho-Sang has been buried at
AHL Bridgeport for most of the
season, while the Islanders have
floundered out of playoff contention.
But the polarizing winger hasn’t
been shy about voicing his frustrations with the whole ordeal.
“I love those guys [the Islanders],
I want to make that clear,” Ho-Sang
told The Athletic this week.
“I know they’re working hard. But
I got sent down for defense and
what are they in goals against in the
NHL?” Ho-Sang said of a team that
is dead last in that category. “I only
played [22] games up there this
year. I don’t think it’s my fault. They
really painted it like it was my fault
at the beginning of the year and I
didn’t like that.
“I do have things I need to work
on down here, my game is far from
perfect. It can constantly improve.
But I do think a lot of the stuff was
unwarranted, especially in terms of
the rope that other people were
given. I understand I have a history
and that might be a factor. I don’t
know. But it’s frustrating to me.”
The 22-year-old started the season with the Islanders and played
22 games with the club before getting sent back to Bridgeport for
good in December. He had two
goals and 10 assists at the time of
his demotion, as the organization
wanted to find consistency in his
game beyond his offensive skills.
Meanwhile, the Islanders’ defensive struggles have continued, allowing the most goals in the NHL
(279) and wasting a dynamic offense as they miss the playoffs for
the second straight year.
In 41 games with the Sound Tigers, Ho-Sang has eight goals and 18
assists while missing some time
with injuries. But as plenty of teammates around him in Bridgeport got
the call to Brooklyn — including
forwards Tanner Fritz, Michael Dal
Colle and Ross Johnston — HoSang stayed put.
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NHL
Senators 3, Panthers 2, OT
Predators 5, Sharks 3
Canucks 2, Oilers 1
Pittsburgh
Devils
Florida
Ottawa
San Jose
Nashville
Edmonton
Vancouver
1 1 1 1— 4
1 1 1 0— 3
Red Wings 6, Sabres 3
Detroit
Buffalo
1 2 3— 6
2 0 1— 3
First Period: 1, Buffalo, Eichel 25
(Guhle, Pominville), 3:16. 2, Buffalo,
O'Reilly 21 (Ristolainen, Reinhart), 7:11
(pp). 3, Detroit, Larkin 13 (Svechnikov),
7:41. Penalties: Frk, DET, (hooking),
5:54; Nolan, BUF, (high sticking), 17:15;
Ristolainen, BUF, (interference), 19:23.
Second Period: 4, Detroit, Helm 11
(Nielsen), 5:21 (sh). 5, Detroit, Mantha
24 (Hicketts, Nielsen), 16:26. Penalties:
Abdelkader, DET, (slashing), 4:45;
Ericsson, DET, (interference), 12:49;
Buffalo bench, served by Nolan (faceoff
violation), 14:26.
Third Period: 6, Detroit, Athanasiou 15
(Abdelkader, Kronwall), 1:50. 7, Buffalo,
Rodrigues 7 (Mittelstadt), 4:51. 8,
Detroit,
DeKeyser
6
(Nyquist,
Zetterberg),
10:10.
9,
Detroit,
Svechnikov 2 (Mantha, Larkin), 16:59.
Penalties: Daley, DET, (holding), 6:06;
Okposo, BUF, (high sticking), 11:53;
Falk, BUF, (interference), 14:00.
Shots on Goal: Detroit 12-8-12—32.
Buffalo 11-13-8—32.
Power-play opportunities: Detroit 0 of
5; Buffalo 1 of 4.
Goalies: Detroit, Howard 21-27-8 (32
shots-29 saves). Buffalo, Johnson 9-133 (12-9), Lehner 14-26-9 (20-17).
A: 18,493 (19,070). T: 2:33. Referees: TJ
Luxmore, Justin St Pierre. Linesmen:
Kory Nagy, James Tobias.
NHL Calendar
April 7 — Last day regular season.
April 11 — Playoffs begin.
May 27-June 2 — NHL draft scouting
combine, Buffalo, N.Y.
June 13 — Last possible day of Stanley
Cup final.
June 22-23 — NHL draft, Dallas.
July 1 — Free agency signing period
opens.
First Period: None. Penalties: None.
Second Period: 1, Ottawa, Pageau 13
(Pyatt, Hoffman), 1:24. 2, Florida,
Ekblad 16 (McGinn, Yandle), 5:19 (pp).
3, Florida, Dadonov 26 (Weegar,
Petrovic), 6:50. Penalties: McCormick,
OTT, (high sticking), 3:35.
Third Period: 4, Ottawa, Paajarvi 8
(Karlsson, Smith), 0:16. Penalties:
Burrows, OTT, (slashing), 9:35; Yandle,
FLA, (slashing), 12:16.
Overtime: 5, Ottawa, Pageau 14, 4:44.
Penalties: Matheson, FLA, Penalty Shot
(interference on breakaway (penalty
shot)), 4:44.
Shots on Goal: Florida 8-6-10-2—26.
Ottawa 10-12-5-3—30.
Power-play opportunities: Florida 1 of
2; Ottawa 0 of 1.
Goalies: Florida, Reimer 20-13-6 (30
shots-27 saves). Ottawa, Anderson 2223-6 (26-24). A: 15,095 (18,572).
Referees: Brian Pochmara, Garrett
Rank. Linesmen: David Brisebois, Tony
Sericolo.
Bruins 4, Lightning 2
Tampa Bay
Boston
0 1 1— 2
2 0 2— 4
First Period: 1, Boston, Schaller 12
(Wingels), 19:02. 2, Boston, Pastrnak 32
(Bergeron, Krug), 19:34 (pp).
Second Period: 3, Tampa Bay, J.Miller
21 (Hedman, Kucherov), 1:44 (pp).
Third Period: 4, Boston, Bergeron 28
(Marchand, Krug), 11:59. 5, Tampa Bay,
Hedman 15 (Gourde, Girardi), 13:54. 6,
Boston, Marchand 34 (Bergeron,
Pastrnak), 19:04. Penalties: Girardi, TB,
Major (fighting), 7:16; Pastrnak, BOS,
Major (fighting), 7:16; Paquette, TB,
(roughing), 10:13; Backes, BOS,
(roughing),
10:13;
J.Miller,
TB,
(roughing), 19:54; Kucherov, TB,
(slashing),
19:54;
Acciari,
BOS,
(slashing), 19:54; Schaller, BOS,
(roughing), 19:54.
Shots on Goal: Tampa Bay 6-11-11—28.
Boston 17-3-10—30.
Power-play opportunities: Tampa Bay
1 of 4; Boston 1 of 2.
Goalies: Tampa Bay, Vasilevskiy 4216-3 (29 shots-26 saves). Boston, Rask
33-11-5 (28-26). A: 17,565 (17,565).
Referees: Trevor Hanson, Francois St
Laurent. Linesmen: Michel Cormier,
Matt MacPherson.
2 0 1— 3
2 1 2— 5
First Period: 1, Nashville, Turris 15
(Smith, Subban), 5:26. 2, San Jose,
Couture 32 (Burns, Boedker), 6:55. 3,
Nashville, Arvidsson 29 (Forsberg,
Johansen), 10:14. 4, San Jose, Dillon 5
(Hansen), 12:05.
Second Period: 5, Nashville, Smith 22
(Ellis, Fiala), 10:38.
Third Period: 6, San Jose, Boedker 15
(Tierney, Meier), 5:54. 7, Nashville, Ellis
9 (Arvidsson, Forsberg), 10:06. 8,
Nashville, Bonino 11 (Forsberg), 19:43.
Penalties: Nashville bench, served by
Hartnell (too many men on the ice),
1:48; Ekholm, NSH, (cross checking),
3:52; Subban, NSH, (delay of game),
16:50; Ellis, NSH, Penalty Shot
(interference - displacing net (penalty
shot)), 18:07.
Shots on Goal: San Jose 9-9-24—42.
Nashville 14-11-7—32.
Power-play opportunities: San Jose 0
of 6; Nashville 0 of 5.
Goalies: San Jose, Jones 29-19-6 (31
shots-27 saves). Nashville, Saros 9-5-7
(42-39).
A: 17,543 (17,113). T: 2:41.
Blackhawks 6, Jets 2
Winnipeg
Chicago
0 2 0— 2
2 3 1— 6
First Period: 1, Chicago, Kane 27, 3:44.
2, Chicago, Saad 18 (Schmaltz, Kane),
17:17.
Second Period: 3, Chicago, Jurco 5
(Anisimov), 4:26. 4, Chicago, Jurco 6
(Murphy, Gustafsson), 11:13. 5,
Winnipeg,
Little
16
(Byfuglien,
Morrow), 14:24. 6, Chicago, Gustafsson
4 (DeBrincat, Sikura), 17:27. 7,
Winnipeg, Scheifele 23 (Connor), 18:51.
Third Period: 8, Chicago, DeBrincat 27
(Ejdsell, Sikura), 2:11.
Shots on Goal: Winnipeg 14-9-11—34.
Chicago 14-15-13—42.
Power-play opportunities: Winnipeg 0
of 1; Chicago 0 of 2.
Goalies: Winnipeg, Comrie 1-1-0 (42
shots-36 saves). Chicago, Delia 0-0-0
(27-25), Foster 0-0-0 (7-7).
T: 2:24.
First Period: 1, Edmonton, McDavid 41
(Sekera, Larsson), 11:33. Penalties:
None.
Second Period: 2, Vancouver, Gagner
10 (H.Sedin, D.Sedin), 15:14. Penalties:
Archibald, VAN, (interference), 12:33;
Khaira, EDM, (tripping), 18:11.
Third Period: 3, Vancouver, Pouliot 3
(Goldobin, Jokinen), 2:00. Penalties:
H.Sedin, VAN, (hooking), 13:24.
Shots on Goal: Edmonton 10-14-12—
36. Vancouver 10-8-12—30.
Power-play opportunities: Edmonton
0 of 2; Vancouver 0 of 1.
Goalies: Edmonton, Talbot 29-29-3 (30
shots-28
saves).
Vancouver,
Markstrom 22-26-6 (36-35).
A: 17,883 (18,910). T: 2:19. Referees:
Graham Skilliter, Ian Walsh. Linesmen:
Shandor Alphonso, Brandon Gawryletz.
Blue Jackets 5, Flames 1
Columbus
Calgary
51
Kings 4, Coyotes 2
1 0 0— 1
0 1 1— 2
2 1 2— 5
0 0 1— 1
First Period: 1, Columbus, Hannikainen
3 (Letestu, Calvert), 2:09. 2, Columbus,
Dubois 16 (Panarin, Atkinson), 12:23.
Penalties: None.
Second Period: 3, Columbus, Dubois 17
(Panarin, Atkinson), 3:55. Penalties:
Andersson, CGY, (boarding), 4:54; Cole,
CBJ, (interference), 13:31; Hathaway,
CGY, (slashing), 18:50.
Third Period: 4, Columbus, Nutivaara 7
(Vanek, Murray), 10:58. 5, Columbus,
Dubois 18 (Bjorkstrand, Milano), 15:23
(pp). 6, Calgary, Stewart 10 (Giordano,
Lazar), 19:38. Penalties: Giordano, CGY,
(holding),
14:13;
Calvert,
CBJ,
(tripping), 17:36.
Shots on Goal: Columbus 13-5-10—28.
Calgary 14-13-11—38.
Power-play opportunities: Columbus 1
of 3; Calgary 0 of 2.
Goalies: Columbus, Bobrovsky 36-22-5
(38 shots-37 saves). Calgary, Gillies 2-31 (28-23).
A: 18,967 (19,289). T: 2:26. Referees:
Gord Dwyer, Frederick L'Ecuyer.
Linesmen: Brandon Gawryletz, Trent
Knorr.
Arizona
Los Angeles
1 1 0— 2
1 1 2— 4
First Period: 1, Arizona, Connauton 10
(Domi), 12:26. 2, Los Angeles, Carter 11
(Toffoli, Forbort), 19:32. Penalties:
Toffoli, LA, (tripping), 14:31.
Second Period: 3, Arizona, Domi 9
(Dvorak, Murphy), 5:14. 4, Los Angeles,
Carter 12 (Doughty, Phaneuf), 11:49
(pp).
Penalties:
Goligoski,
ARI,
(interference), 10:28; Chychrun, ARI,
major (high sticking), 16:27.
Third Period: 5, Los Angeles, Carter 13
(Toffoli, Rieder), 15:35. 6, Los Angeles,
Kopitar 35 (Doughty), 19:58. Penalties:
Thompson, LA, (high sticking), 10:35;
Domi, ARI, (high sticking), 18:44;
Kempe, LA, (high sticking), 19:19.
Shots on Goal: Arizona 9-6-7—22. Los
Angeles 7-16-12—35.
Power-play opportunities: Arizona 0 of
2; Los Angeles 1 of 4.
Goalies: Arizona, Kuemper 12-7-4 (34
shots-31 saves). Los Angeles, Campbell
2-0-2 (22-20).
A: 18,230 (18,230). T: 2:29.
Transactions
BASEBALL
American League
Boston Red Sox: Selected the
contracts of LHP Bobby Poyner and
RHP Marcus Walden. Placed INF
Marco Hernandez on the 60-day DL
and RHPs Austin Maddox and Tyler
Thornburg and 2B Dustin Pedroia on
the 10-day DL.
Cleveland Indians: Placed OF Michael
Brantley, LHP Ryan Merritt, RHP
Danny Salazar and INF Gio Urshela on
the 10-day DL, retroactive to March
26. Selected the contracts of RHP
Matt Belisle and OF Rajai Davis from
Columbus (IL). Designated OF
Abraham Almonte and RHP Ben
Taylor for assignment. Reassigned
LHP Jeff Beliveau, INF Drew Maggi,
RHP Evan Marshall, C Jack Murphy
and 1B Mike Napoli to minor league
camp.
nypost.com
First Period: 1, Devils, Palmieri 24
(Hischier), 12:19. 2, Pittsburgh, Sheary
16 (Hornqvist, Oleksiak), 12:44.
Penalties: Zacha, NJ, (tripping), 14:27;
Dumoulin, PIT, (interference), 17:57.
Second Period: 3, Pittsburgh, Letang 8
(Dumoulin, Hagelin), 6:59. 4, Devils, Hall
34 (Butcher), 14:41 (pp). Penalties:
Letang, PIT, (tripping), 1:12; Oleksiak,
PIT, (interference), 13:40; Hunwick, PIT,
Major (fighting), 17:49; Wood, NJ, Major
(fighting), 17:49.
Third Period: 5, Devils, Coleman 12
(Zajac), 5:11. 6, Pittsburgh, Hornqvist
25 (Sheahan, Dumoulin), 11:26.
Penalties: Zajac, NJ, (slashing), 7:37;
Hornqvist, PIT, (roughing), 20:00;
Moore, NJ, (roughing), 20:00.
Overtime: 7, Pittsburgh, Crosby 28
(Letang), 0:19. Penalties: None.
Shots on Goal: Pittsburgh 12-8-14-1—
35. Devils 12-9-10—31.
Power-play opportunities: Pittsburgh
0 of 2; Devils 1 of 3.
Goalies: Pittsburgh, Murray 25-15-3
(31 shots-28 saves). Devils, Kinkaid 2210-2 (35-31).
A: 16,514 (16,514). T: 2:35. Referees:
Francis
Charron,
Steve
Kozari.
Linesmen:
Darren
Gibbs,
Libor
Suchanek.
0 2 0 0— 2
0 1 1 1— 3
New York Post, Friday, March 30, 2018
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic
W L OL* Pt GF GA
x-Boston
48 17 11 107 253 196
x-Tampa Bay 51 22 4 106 275 221
x-Toronto
46 24 7 99 261 219
Florida
39 29 8 86 231 231
Detroit
29 38 11 69 205 242
Montreal
28 37 12 68 196 245
Ottawa
27 39 11 65 210 272
Buffalo
24 41 12 60 180 256
Metropolitan W L OL* Pt GF GA
x-Washington 46 24 7 99 243 225
Pittsburgh
44 28 6 94 257 241
Columbus
44 29 5 93 227 212
Philadelphia 39 25 14 92 234 232
Devils
40 28 9 89 232 232
Carolina
34 32 11 79 215 244
Rangers
33 35 9 75 223 248
Islanders
32 35 10 74 246 279
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central
W L OL* Pt GF GA
x-Nashville
50 16 11 111 250 196
x-Winnipeg 47 20 10 104 257 206
Minnesota
43 24 10 96 238 217
St. Louis
43 28 5 91 212 198
Colorado
41 28 8 90 241 224
Dallas
39 31 8 86 220 215
Chicago
32 36 10 74 223 240
Pacific
W L OL* Pt GF GA
x-Vegas
48 22 7 103 256 208
San Jose
44 24 10 98 241 214
Los Angeles 43 28 7 93 228 192
Anaheim
39 25 13 91 218 208
Calgary
35 33 10 80 206 239
Edmonton
34 38 6 74 225 252
Vancouver
29 40 9 67 203 249
Arizona
27 40 11 65 195 248
OL*: Lost in OT (for 1 point)
x-clinched playoff spot
Thursday
Pittsburgh 4, Devils 3, OT
Detroit 6, Buffalo 3
Boston 4, Tampa Bay 2
Ottawa 3, Florida 2, OT
Nashville 5, San Jose 3
Minnesota 5, Dallas 2
Chicago 6, Winnipeg 2
Columbus 5, Calgary 1
Vancouver 2, Edmonton 1
Los Angeles 4, Arizona 2
Friday
Toronto at Islanders, 7pm
Tampa Bay at Rangers, 7pm
Carolina at Washington, 7pm
Chicago at Colorado, 9pm
Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10pm
St. Louis at Vegas, 10:30pm
Saturday
Islanders at Devils, 7pm
Rangers at Carolina, 7pm
Florida at Boston, 1pm
Ottawa at Detroit, 2pm
Columbus at Vancouver, 4pm
Montreal at Pittsburgh, 7pm
Winnipeg at Toronto, 7pm
Minnesota at Dallas, 8pm
Buffalo at Nashville, 8pm
St. Louis at Arizona, 9pm
Edmonton at Calgary, 10pm
San Jose at Vegas, 10:30pm
Penguins 4, Devils 3, OT
Wild 5, Stars 2
Dallas
Minnesota
1 1 0— 2
1 3 1— 5
First Period: 1, Dallas, Benn 29
(Seguin), 2:51. 2, Minnesota, Granlund
20 (Suter), 16:02 (sh).
Second Period: 3, Minnesota, Dumba
12 (Zucker, Suter), 7:19 (pp). 4,
Minnesota,
Parise
11
(Dumba,
Granlund), 8:18. 5, Dallas, Shore 10
(Hamhuis, Methot), 9:42. 6, Minnesota,
Zucker 31 (Dumba, Staal), 19:49 (pp).
Third Period: 7, Minnesota, Parise 12
(Dumba, Granlund), 19:42.
Shots on Goal: Dallas 7-11-13—31.
Minnesota 7-11-4—22.
Power-play opportunities: Dallas 0 of
4; Minnesota 2 of 3.
Goalies: Dallas, Lehtonen 13-14-3 (21
shots-17 saves). Minnesota, Dubnyk 3314-7 (31-29).
A: 19,350 (18,064). T: 2:48.
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By MARC BERMAN
Leave it to MSG Network’s Walt Frazier
to paint it most properly.
“Every time I give up on Mudiay,’’ Frazier
said in Philadelphia on Wednesday, “he
comes up with a good game.’’
It’s actually two good games, as Emmanuel Mudiay is suddenly thriving in his demoted role off the bench after crashing and
burning as a starter for 14 straight contests.
On Sunday, coach Jeff Hornacek pulled
the plug on Mudiay in Washington, opting
for Trey Burke, and it has revived the 22year-old point-guard enigma.
“Just staying the course,’’ Mudiay said after scoring 22 points in 24 minutes
Wednesday in a 118-101 loss to the 76ers. “I
feel I was playing downhill basketball.
When I do that, I’m at my best.’’
In Sunday’s win at Washington, Mudiay
scored 11 points with seven assists and zero
turnovers in a smooth-as-silk outing off the
bench. He sat out in Monday’s 137-128 overtime loss at Charlotte with a lingering sinus
infection before returning in Philly to become an attacking force who spearheaded
a Knicks’ second-quarter comeback. He
was a minus-1 in the loss.
All the while Mudiay is still laboring
with an illness, meaning there’s hope the
Feb. 8 trade with the Nuggets will
amount to something.
“I don’t want to say surprised,’’ Mudiay
said. “You can hear I’m struggling a little bit
[with sickness]. Just trying to help teammates as much as possible. I‘m just trying
to go out there and be aggressive, let my
lungs open up, fighting this [infection].”
Hornacek indicated he will stick with
Mudiay coming off the bench for the final
six games. In this setup, rookie Frank Ntilikina, who disappeared offensively in
Philly (1-of-6, three points), will stay
mostly off the ball as shooting guard.
That’s the dilemma of Hornacek having
to audition three 25-and-under lottery
picks so team president Steve Mills and
general manager Scott Perry can make decisions on next season. The Knicks could
one day regret not giving Ntilikina — even
after the Mudiay trade — a chance at major
minutes on the G-League team at point
guard to get more polish.
One NBA scout who does work in Europe told The Post this week: “[Ntilikina] is
a point guard. That’s what he is. He’s not a
shooting guard because he’s not a scorer.
What he is, is a team player, and maybe he’s
not an All-Star, but he’ll be a damn good
point guard in this league.’’
Taking the optimistic view on Mudiay,
he’s been here just seven weeks and, in another era, still would be a college senior.
“It’s my first time being traded,’’ Mudiay
said. “It’s the hardest adjustment as a player
especially when you don’t know the system. On top of that you have to get used to
the new teammates I have. It’s definitely a
different adjustment, getting a full year and
full training camp can help definitely.
“It’s moreso being patient. I probably
thought it was going to happen a lot faster.”
Adjusting from Nuggets coach Mike
Malone’s coaching style to Hornacek’s is
also at play.
“They got different styles but as people
they are both great people,’’ Mudiay said.
“Obviously the offense is different and we
all play different styles. It’s been good, but
I’m trying to get used to it.’’
Meanwhile, Burke, who posted an Allen
Iverson-like 42-point game in Charlotte,
feels he’s earned the chance to finish out as
the starter, though he was disappointed
with his floor leadership against the
Sixers (three turnovers, minus-18).
“Something I’m not focused on, but I
expect to finish the season as a starter if
that’s what you’re asking me,’’ Burke said.
“I’m evaluating the way I’m running the
team, the way I’m getting guys involved.
The way the machine is running when I’m
out there. I got to continue to get these
guys on board and play 48 minutes.’’
BENCH WARMING:
Knicks guard Emmanuel
Mudiay was struggling as a
starter but has played much
better the past two games,
including Sunday’s win at
Washington, coming off the
bench.
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Getting to call play endears coach to Hardaway
By MARC BERMAN
Tim Hardaway Jr. says his
chance to draw up a play with a
clipboard in the fourth quarter of
a one-point game at Charlotte on
Monday was genuine boost to his
relationship with Jeff Hornacek.
Nobody knows exactly what
transpired to prompt Hornacek to
spontaneously hand over the clipboard to the Knicks swingman,
but Hardaway is delighted it happened — and the man known as
“Angry Grandpa” is said to be
steaming at anyone wanting to
construe the event in a negative
light.
In fact, Hardaway told associates the maneuver “was the coolest thing a coach has ever done
for me.’’
The play call got his Michigan
buddy, Trey Burke, freed up for an
mid-range jumper he sank after
which Hardaway, on the bench,
started swinging a towel in celebration. Hardaway’s father, Tim
Sr., is an assistant coach for the
Pistons, who visit the Knicks on
Saturday. It is believed Hardaway,
26, harbors similar coaching aspirations.
If there is any Knicks revolution
against Hornacek because of his
lame-duck status, it clearly isn’t
coming from Hardaway, who said
after the Charlotte game he was
“disappointed’’ the coach needed
to call a timeout to give Burke a
breather.
During the West Coast trip this
month, Hardaway said that Hornacek was doing superbly in light
of it all.
“He’s doing a great job in a
tough situation,’’ Hardaway told
The Post. “Coaches are in a tough
situation too. It’s easy for him to
fold as well. He’s continuing to
develop us as ballplayers, continuing to encourage us on both
ends of the floor, especially in
practice, continuing to have that
killer instinct and mentality to instill in the ball club. We appreci-
ate that and we’ll keep on fighting
for him.’’
For weeks, Hardaway said the
team’s depressed state (27-49)
was due to his six-week absence
because of a stress reaction and
Kristaps Porzingis’ ACL tear Feb.
8, which will put him out until at
least around Christmas — and not
because of the coach. The Knicks,
who have six games left, begin a
five-game homestand Saturday
when they could notch their 50th
loss for the fourth straight season.
Surgery to
KO Embiid
2-4 weeks
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New York Post, Friday, March 30, 2018
By HANNAH WITHIAM
Penn St. rolls
to NIT title
Associated Press
Shep Garner hit the 3-pointer
that brought cousin Flavor Flav
to his feet and helped send Penn
State on its way to an NIT championship in an 82-66 victory
over Utah on Thursday night at
Madison Square Garden.
PENN ST.
UTAH
82
66
NIT
Championship
The fourth-seeded Nittany Lions (26-13) also knocked off No.
1 seed Notre Dame in the tournament en route to winning
their first NIT title since 2009.
Lamar Stevens scored 28
points, Josh Reaves had 18 and
Tony Carr had 15 points and 14
assists for Penn State.
Flavor Flav, member of the
seminal 1980s rap group Public
Enemy, sang along to “Fight the
Power” as it blasted in the Garden and had the PSU student
section chanting “Flav! Flav!
Flav!” as the Nittany Lions
pulled away for the championship under coach Pat Chambers.
Sedrick Barefield hit six 3pointers and scored 22 points
for second-seeded Utah (23-12).
nypost.com
Joel Embiid was right to be
concerned in the hours after a
head-on collision.
The 76ers center was diagnosed with a concussion and an
orbital fracture of his left eye after undergoing evaluations at a
Pennsylvania hospital, the team
announced Thursday evening.
The fracture requires surgery,
which will be performed in the
coming days.
Though the team gave no
timetable for his return, Embiid
is expected to be back in two-tofour weeks, according to ESPN.
Embiid looked woozy after
hitting heads with Markelle
Fultz on a botched hand-off
during the second quarter of
Philadelphia’s 118-101 win over
the Knicks on Wednesday night.
He immediately put his head in
his hands and collapsed to the
floor, lying there until trainers
helped him to the locker room.
The 24-year-old initially
passed concussion tests, but after he continued to experience
symptoms, he was ultimately diagnosed and placed in the
league’s concussion protocol.
BEST DEFENSE: Ryan
McDonagh and Dan Girardi (right)
defend in front of Henrik Lundqvist in
their final playoff series together as
Rangers, last year’s second-round
ouster by the Senators.
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T
HIS is a night on which worlds
collide, when Rangers Past
confronts Rangers Present
while Rangers Future remains an
embryonic concept.
And this 2017-18 Garden finale is a
night for old times’ sake to merge
with “Auld Lang Syne” because Dan
Girardi and Ryan McDonagh are
coming back home.
Sing no sad songs, though, for the
sidekicks who had about as good a
run on Broadway as Max
Bialystock
and
Leo
Bloom. For
they come to
town
with
their
new
team
from
Tampa Bay
locked in a battle for the Eastern
Conference’s first seed while their
old team can only bemoan the fates
while its competitive nature costs it
percentage points almost by the
day in the lottery drawing.
Girardi was a Ranger from the AllStar break in 2006-07 until last
June’s buyout and McDonagh was a
Ranger from Jan. 7, 2011 until the
trade on Feb. 26 that sent the captain away. They played as a pair for
the first time on Feb. 25, 2011 in
Washington and they are playing as
a pair now.
Beginning with the 2010-11 season, the McDonagh-Girardi pair has
played more five-on-five minutes
together than any and every other
tandem, according to calculations
performed at my request by naturalstattrick.com.
The two had been together for
5,373 minutes, all of but 89 of them as
Bluebloods, entering the Lightning’s
match in Boston on Thursday. The
Sharks’ Justin Braun-Marc-Édouard
Vlasic duo was next at 4,885 minutes, nearly 500 minutes fewer than
No. 27 and No. 5 had logged. The
Blackhawks’ Duncan Keith-Brent
Seabrook tandem
followed at 4,862
minutes. Roman
Josi and Shea Weber are next at
4,523 minutes for
the Predators with
the Wild’s Jared
Spurgeon-Ryan Suter pair rounding
out the NHL’s top five.
This was an uncommon, if imperfect, union on Broadway of two
men whose fabric and fiber helped
define the era that just passed before our very eyes. They left pieces
of themselves on the Garden ice
and on rinks across the league, did
Girardi and McDonagh, hockey
warriors who distinguished themselves with the integrity they
brought to their team night after
night after night.
Neither was flashy, though when
McDonagh came up those first few
years before injuries took their toll,
boy how he could fly while leaving
Larry Brooks
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would-be forecheckers frozen in
place. He was for a time as to close
to Brad Park or Brian Leetch as the
Rangers ever had before a course
correction was set into motion by
Alex Burrows’ dastardly hit that
damaged his shoulder in the final
two weeks of 2013-14.
There was a second shoulder injury at the end of October the following year, and then other issues: a
concussion, a blow to the jaw, a broken hand, and other unidentified
matters. The captaincy he was
awarded prior to 2014-15 to fill the
vacancy created by Ryan Callahan’s
trade to Tampa Bay the previous
deadline, seemed as much a burden
as a reward. Soon — too soon — McDonagh was no longer ascending,
but instead had plateaued. Free
agency was coming up, the Rangers
were going down and then, well, McDonagh had joined his old running
buddy, along with J.T. Miller, Anton
Stralman and the again-injured Callahan, on Stevie Yzerman’s team.
Yes, of course, the Game 5 overtime goal against the Capitals in the
2015 second round that triggered a
rally from a three-games-to-one
deficit to win the series is the singular highlight moment of McDonagh’s Rangers career. But No. 27
was never a greater profile in courage than he was over the final three
games of the 2015 conference finals
against the Lightning, which he
played with a broken foot.
I’ll tell you what I’ll never forget.
Game 6 of that 2015 series in Washington, when the Rangers, who had
been up 4-1 early in the third, were
hemmed in their own zone essentially the remainder of the match,
out-attempted 32-0 — yes, 32-0 —
over the final 14:41 as the Caps
stormed back to within 4-3. With
8:28 to go, Alex Ovechkin blasted
McDonagh into the boards from behind. The captain unfolded himself
and went to the room, returning
about four minutes later.
And then, with the Caps ravenous
and Ovechkin stalking his prey,
Henrik Lundqvist, in front, McDonagh broke his stick across The
Great 8’s back with as fierce a crosscheck as you’ll ever see. That’s the
exchange for which I will always remember McDonagh, as honest as
they come.
Now, he and his partner return to
the Garden at the vortex of Past, Present and Future. McDonagh and Girardi; Girardi and McDonagh. They
should be showered with respect and
admiration. When they were here,
the Rangers were almost fab.
A fan base owes them its thanks.
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New York Post, Friday, March 30, 2018
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2018 NCAA TOURNAMENT
By ZACH BRAZILLER
SAN ANTONIO — Like
most kids, Eric Paschall and
Donovan Mitchell fantasized growing up about
reaching the NBA and playing in the Final Four. They
were long-shot dreams for a
couple of kids from
Westchester County who
didn’t know any better how
long the odds were at the
time.
Unlike those of most kids,
however, they were more
than dreams. They have become reality, the NBA for
Mitchell, and the Final Four
this weekend in San Antonio for Paschall. The two
childhood friends are living
out those fantasies.
“It’s crazy to see what
happened for me and him,”
the sculpted 6-foot-8 Paschall said Thursday at the
Alamadome, as Villanova
prepared to face fellow No. 1
seed Kansas in the Final
Four on Saturday night. “We
would talk every day, talk
about possibly going to the
same school. That didn’t
happen.”
Virtually everything else
has.
Mitchell, after a stellar
two-year career at Louisville, has taken the NBA by
storm with the Jazz and is a
top Rookie of the Year candidate alongside 76ers forward Ben Simmons. Paschall has been a key cog in
Villanova’s return to the Final Four, a versatile and
physical forward who had 12
points and a career-high 14
rebounds in the regional finals.
“I’m deeply proud of
them,” said Rutgers guard
Mike Williams, who grew
up playing with Paschall
and Mitchell. “For them to
TOURNEY TOUGH: Eric Paschall of Villanova, who grew up with Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell (inset) in
Westchester County, took a basketball path similar to that of his friend, and is in the Final Four as a result. AP; Juan Paschall
reach this plateau of basketball — they’re both at the
highest levels possible — is
amazing. We were growing
up talking about this, talking
about playing for a national
championship, playing in
the NBA, dreams that seem
so farfetched.”
Mitchell and Paschall
have remained close, frequently talking on the
phone and watching each
other’s games when time al-
lows. They will talk trash.
Mitchell insists Louisville
would have beaten Villanova had they played last
year. Each describes the
other as his best friend.
“We always have each
other’s back,” Paschall said.
The two grew up together
in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., neighbors who became close
friends. When Mitchell’s
family moved to Elmsford,
N.Y., they lost contact
briefly before reuniting by
chance at the age of 8 with
the Riverside Hawks AAU
program. They played together for the next several
years, winning national
championships with Riverside and The City. Initially,
they struggled facing better
competition than they were
used to in Westchester.
“There’s an old saying: ‘If
you’re the best player in the
gym, you need to find an-
other gym,’ ” Paschall’s father, Juan, said in a phone
interview. “They weren’t
top options on their team [at
first], but because of that
they both succeeded.”
“They were gym rats.
They stayed in the hours and
hours after everyone left,”
longtime AAU coach Arjay
Perovic recalled. “We had
times we slept in the gym
[before a tournament], and
they would stay up all night
working on their game.”
They often guarded each
other in practice, taking
pride in shutting down the
other. The two liked to compete. Paschall was the first
to dunk, at the age of 12, so
Mitchell had to one-up him,
by being the first to thrown
down a windmill jam. Their
video game battles in
NBA2K became legendary.
“They’ve always pushed
each other,” Paschall’s father
said.
Paschall went to Dobbs
Ferry High School for three
years, before transferring to
St. Thomas More in
Oakdale, Conn., in the
highly competitive New
England Preparatory School
Athletic Council (NEPSAC),
in which Mitchell was playing with Brewster Academy
of New Hampshire. Seeing
how much better it had gotten for his friend to face better competition year-round
made Paschall follow his
path.
“Eric definitely saw what
it did for Donovan, and
that’s one of the reasons he
was so hell-bent on getting
into a prep school,” Juan
Paschall said.
When Paschall decided to
leave Fordham after his
freshman season, he toyed
with the idea of transferring
to Louisville, to join forces
with Mitchell, who did
some recruiting of Paschall.
But he instead wound up at
Villanova, opting to take his
own path rather than follow
his close friend.
He wouldn’t mind following Mitchell to the NBA,
though. Mitchell expects it.
“He’ll be here soon,”
Mitchell said, “and I’m excited to talk trash when he
gets here.”
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Cuse commit says no to college, heads to G-League
By ZACH BRAZILLER
SAN ANTONIO — Darius Bazley believes he’s ahead of the
curve. He wants to be compensated for his talents and to reach
the NBA as fast as possible.
The McDonald’s All-American
from Cincinnati said he feels the
G-League, the NBA’s developmental arm, sets him up best in that endeavor.
The multi-talented 6-foot-9 forward, a consensus top-10 recruit,
announced the start of a new path
Thursday, opting to bypass college
and go straight to the G-League.
“I’m aware that this might start a
trend and that’s one of the reasons
why I am doing this,” Bazley, who
had signed with Syracuse, but will
almost certainly never play a game
for the Orange, told Yahoo Sports.
“This is going to happen down the
road and become more common.
But someone has to start the fire —
and I believe I’m going to do that,
and it’s very important to me.”
Player salaries in the G-League
have bases of $19,500 or $26,000.
The league recently changed the
way it pays players by adding twoway contracts between the NBA
and G-League, and offering guar-
anteed money to players who attend team training camps. However, that wouldn’t apply to Bazley,
because of the one-and-done rule
that prohibits players from being
eligible for the NBA draft until
they are at least 19 years old or one
year removed from graduating
high school. Players are eligible for
the G-League once they turn 18.
Other top-rated prospects have
taken routes other than college in
recent years. Brandon Jennings
went to Europe in 2008, Emmanuel
Mudiay chose China in 2014 and
Terrance Ferguson played in Australia in 2016. But Bazley is the first
to opt for the G-League.
“I will get more out of that than
going overseas,” Bazley said. “The
G-League is the closest thing to the
NBA. I see most guys now are
spending time in the G-League
even after they went to school and
the draft, so this gives me the
chance to accelerate the process.”
During the NCAA Tournament,
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim had
an interesting take on the problems facing college basketball, and
took aim at the suggestion the GLeague was a solution.
“This whole thing about, ‘Oh,
yeah, let’s get them in the G-
League.’ Have you ever been to the
G-League?” Boeheim asked. “Have
you gone to a G-League game? You
ever lived where those guys live?
They’re adults, 23-, 24-year-old
guys. Now you’re going to be 17year-old guys there? You’ve got to
be crazy.”
If Bazley does indeed start a new
trend, NCAA president Mark Emmert doesn’t seem concerned.
“I think that’s a choice that ought
to be available to him and anyone
else,” Emmert said.
“It should be about: What are the
choices and options available to
those young men?”
phil.mushnick@nypost.com
With Kansas in the Final
➤
Four on Saturday, name the only
losing basketball coach in the
school’s history. Answer, below.
Sunday, in noting the anni➤
versary of the first televised
NCAA Tournament final, I
didn’t give the year. It was 1946.
As the late Roberto de Vicenzo said after losing a tie for
the 1968 Masters by signing a
miscalculated scorecard — 50th
anniversary on April 14 —
“What a stupid I am!”
Can’t make
Can’t
make
up this
up
this
sports-world
sports-world
nonsense
In the last week of spring
➤
training, reader Ron Perri
noted he felt as if MLB is in
midseason form: minor leaguer
J.P. Feyereisen, pitching for
the Yankees, allowed four hits,
one walk and three earned runs
— and was credited with the
save.
FOUL CALL: Florida State coach Leonard
Hamilton chose not to foul Michigan players
while trailing at the end of the Seminoles’
NCAA Tournament West Region final, then
seemed confused as to why CBS’s Dana
Jacobson questioned him about it. Getty Images
smartest, most appealing basketball.
Hold Your Nose Geno Auriemma Game of the Week: Monday, though Connecticut was up 32
against South Carolina, which had
surrendered in the fourth quarter
by replacing starters, Auriemma
nonetheless played one of his starters 39 minutes, another 38, while
two subs played the last 1:41, two
others played 59 seconds.
But as long as UConn remains a
bad winner rather than a loser, it’s
all good with the school and most
— but not all — of its fans. Auriemma’s ways and means remain a
required taste.
And again, none of the UConn
ugly was mentioned on the ESPN
telecast, which included analyst
Rebecca Lobo, former UConn star.
Questions of the Week: Reader
Frank Fisher: “Which golfer would
you guess is on the cover of the latest ESPN Magazine? Hint: He
hasn’t won a tournament in five
years.”
Hmmm, tough one. Gene Sarazen?
Reader Bill Maroney: “If LaVar
Ball is such a marketing genius,
why didn’t he name one of this
three sons ‘Basket?’ ”
Or, at the least name one of his
heirs, Heir, thus Heir Ball.
Incomplete Story of the Week:
In the final of Sunday’s Match Play
Championship, Bubba Watson left
a long, downhill eagle putt about 5
feet short. NBC’s Johnny Miller:
“He can actually four-putt from
there if he doesn’t watch out.”
But after opponent Kevin Kisner
made bogey, he conceded, surrendering the hole without giving Watson the opportunity to three-putt
what was left, let alone four-putt.
Miller, as if he had never said anything, then said nothing.
Guest of the Week: Chris
Russo, for his MLB Network show,
wisely selected Mike Francesa.
With the season starting, there’s
none more sagacious. Among Francesa’s expert touts:
Daniel Murphy “will never hit big
league pitching”; Jose Altuve is
nothing special, “just a singles hitter”; Brett Gardner is “a fourth outfielder, not an everyday player”;
Dustin Pedroia is “a nothing”; and
Answer: Dr. James Nai➤
smith, credited with the invenhis two first-take opinions of Matt
Harvey: 1) “Just more Mets’ hype,”
followed by 2) how he knew from
Day 1 that Harvey is special.
And now that Teddy Bridgewater
is a Jet, in 2013 Francesa said his
sources told him Bridgewater “is
the sleeper quarterback of the
draft.” Having just completed his
freshman year at Louisville, Bridgewater wasn’t eligible for that draft.
Gee, he’s missed.
Silly Embellishments of the
Week: NFL Network’s Mike Mayock continues to assess hopeful
NFL QBs in terms of “arm talent”
— presumably their throwing arm.
NBC golf host Dan Hicks, during
Sunday’s runner-up in match play,
noted that after 10 holes Alex Noren has “a thin, one-up lead.” Noren
won the next hole, thus Hicks declared, he “has taken control.”
Unqualified Suggestion of the
Week: After recidivist NFL malfeasant Michael Bennett was indicted
for assault on a paraplegic 66-yearold woman, WFAN’s Bart Scott
reasoned that Bennett will be sentenced to “community service.” But
whose community?
tion of basketball, went 55-60 as
Kansas coach, 1898-1907. Today?
He’d be fired by 1901.
Belle still
appalling
as ever
BY 1996, with Cleveland, Albert Belle had firmly established himself as both an MLB
slugger and an insufferable human.
But that didn’t prevent HBO
from exercising its habit of
throwing money at Spike Lee
to produce predictable documentaries. Lee presented Belle
as a good guy misrepresented
by racist media.
It was an absurd, inflammatory, baseless, wishful take then,
and, given Belle’s latest arrest —
this week for DUI and indecent
exposure — it remains one.
nypost.com
IT’LL BE interesting to see
how Aaron Boone and the YES
crew react when Giancarlo
Stanton does what he often
does: Posing home runs into
singles. ESPN’s reel of his plateposing doesn’t show whether he
guessed right, while John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman can
ignore it — we can’t see on radio.
E
XACTLY where do the deer
and the antelope play? Do you
have to buy PSLs?
And why expel Russian diplomats? Do them worse: Make them
pay their parking tickets.
Other notes from a busy week:
Biggest Surprise: Given that
there was a “60 Minutes” promo
every other dribble within the Kansas-Duke game Sunday, CBS did not
have Stormy Daniels in the studio
at halftime.
Creepy Story of the Week:
When Florida State coach Leonard
Hamilton instructed his defense to
allow Michigan, a poor free-throw
shooting team, to run the clock out
— not giving a foul down four with
13 seconds left — the Seminoles,
4½-point dogs, covered.
Creepy Postgame Interview
of the Week: Coach Hamilton either not knowing or pretending not
to know why CBS sideline reporter
Dana Jacobson would even ask him
why he surrendered so early without giving a quick foul.
Best Interruption of Play-ByPlay for a Special Announcement: Doc Emrick, during NBC’s
Flyers-Penguins, quickly referenced the annoying, reverberating
pounding by a fan against a hollow
floor with, “How would you like to
be sitting next to that guy?” Then
right black to the game, “Puck
played by Giroux …”
Greatest Emphasis on the Statistically Irrelevant: At halftime
of Kansas State versus Loyola Chicago, CBS stressed that K-State had
scored 12 points off turnovers to
Loyola’s zero. Wow! That, however,
did not explain why K-State was
down 12.
But TV always would have us believe that stats make games, when
it’s the opposite. K-State turned it
over only six times to Loyola’s 15,
yet Loyola won by 16.
NCAA Student-Athletics Coincidence of the Week: USC,
which in January fired assistant
basketball coach Tony Bland after
he was arrested for bribery by the
FBI, this week replaced Bland with
Eric Mobley, a regular on the malodorous AAU scene — oh, and the
father of three anticipated top recruits.
Best Explanation of the Totally Unexpected: CBS/Turner
analyst Chris Webber said Loyola
Chicago’s offensive success has
been predicated on off-the-ball
movement, thus, “All five are live
options.”
And for all the mindless, tired,
formulaic sells of monster slam
dunks and outside bombs, what
Webber described remains the
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S
AN ANTONIO — This Nunbelievable Little Basketball
Team That Could — America’s Darlings and, thanks to Sister
Jean, perhaps God’s Team in the
Final Four, as well — embraces the
love always reserved for angels of
the hardwood, and is fueled by it.
And inside their cramped
Alamodome locker room that
overflowed with national media,
unwavering belief oozed from the
dreamy Loyola Chicago Ramblers,
certain that they have so much
more than a prayer Saturday night
against Michigan.
“We’re not here for the sights and
sounds,” a freshman forward from
Los Angeles named Dylan Boehm
was saying Thursday. “As cool as
it is to be here — we had that last
night, we went to a restaurant on
the River Walk which was nice, so
we saw a little bit of San Antonio.
“Like Coach [Porter Moser]
always says, ‘We’re not really here
for the theatricals or for the city.’
“We want to win and we think
we can.”
They all think they can, of
course. George Mason thought it
could against Florida in 2006, and
couldn’t. Butler thought it could
in 2010, and did against Michigan
State, before losing in the title game
to Duke, and then the following
year to UConn.
But George Mason didn’t have
Sister Jean, and neither did Butler.
Loyola Chicago does. Boehm, who
has played only seven minutes all
season, has had a bird’s-eye view of
all the divine inspiration.
“It’s kinda helpful for us to be
honest because she’s kinda the face
of our team,” Boehm said. “She’s
like the face of the tournament.
So she takes a lot of that attention
away from us so we focus. There’s a
MIRACLE
WORKERS
Hardly happy just to be there, Loyola Chicago
grinding for title that eluded other mid-majors
meme on Twitter right now [smile] here, we deserve to be here.
“We’re not scared of any name, of
and Sister Jean’s sitting in the drivany team, of any coach,
er’s seat of our bus
anything like that.
and she says like,
“We think we can
‘Get in losers, we’re
beat anyone in the
going to the Final
country.”
Four’, like to us.”
John Beilein isn’t
The U.S. Hockconcerned that Michiey team believed
gan will be the villain
it could beat the
in this one. The howlRussians in Lake
ing for the Ramblers
Placid. An upset
inside the Alamodome
of
Michigan,
will serve as an emo5-point favorites,
Saturday
tional and psychologiwouldn’t be a mirFinal Four
acle. To the Ramcal headwind for them.
11 Loyola Chicago 6:09
blers, it wouldn’t
3 Michigan
TBS And a spiritual headeven be a surprise.
wind for Sister Jean.
Line: Michigan -5
J i m Va l v a n o
“That’s a definite,
1 Villanova
8:49 definite help for us,”
dared to believe his
1 Kansas
TBS Boehm said. “It’s gonna
N. C. State team
Line: Villanova -5
could beat Houston
be like almost a home
in 1983. Rollie Masgame I’d like to say,
simino and Villanova believed it we’re gonna have so many fans
could beat Georgetown in 1985.
here. This year we’ve played a lot
“Coach always says, ‘We have no better at home actually, so if we can
finish line,’ ” Boehm said. “We’re get that kind of environment going
here now, we have a right to be with the fans involved and rooting
for us, I think that’s a real big competitive advantage.”
Loyola’s Gentile Arena holds no
more than 5,000.
“For me, it didn’t hit me until
we got here today and walked into
that dome out there, and you see
72,000 seats around the stage and
it’s insane,” Boehm said. “You’re
walking in the hallway and see Villanova, Loyola Chicago, Kansas and
Michigan — it’s really really cool
to see our name up there with the
best of ’em.”
March Madness has gotten them
acclimated to the atmosphere.
“I’m excited to see how it’s gonna
look when it’s full,” senior guard
Ben Richardson said. “I know it’s
gonna be electric, and I can’t wait.”
He understands the roar of the
crowd alone won’t beat Michigan.
“We’re gonna have to do it by
ourselves, we’re gonna have to do it
as a team,” Richardson said.
A Dream Team.
“I think we just have the togetherness ... maybe not the names or
the talent that some teams have,”
Boehm said. “But we have the
togetherness that we can compete
with anybody.”
The 1963 NCAA champion
Loyola Ramblers undoubtedly
believed it, too.
“We have a bunch of guys that
are unselfish and don’t care who
scores,” 6-foot-9 freshman center
Cameron Krutwig said. “The way
we move the ball and play defense
and the toughness that we have. It’s
not about the number on the jersey,
it’s about the name on the jersey.
We’re just playing for Loyola to
win.”
Sister Jean will be made available
to the national media Friday morning for 15 minutes. Nun the worse
for wear at age 98.
“Don’t get me wrong,” Boehm
said, “we’re happy that we made it
this far, but we’re not saying like, ‘Oh,
we got here now, we can just pack
the bags and call it a day,’ No no no.
“We want the whole thing.”
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Teammates since third grade, Rambler
By HOWIE KUSSOY
SAN ANTONIO — Ben
Richardson and Clayton
Custer’s lockers stand
beside each other. The best
friends sit no more than 3
feet apart, but a horde of
cameramen stand between
them. They hear each other
better than they see each
other.
A video is played for
Richardson. The kids from
Overland Park, Kan., haven’t
hit puberty yet. Custer has
braces. The frosted tips in
their hair are a few years
away.
The video keeps playing.
Richardson’s smile grows
wider.
“Clay getting offensive
rebounds, that’s a rare
appearance,” Richardson
cracks.
The 6-foot-1 Custer overhears, and interjects.
“I was big back then!” he
shouts back from his own
media scrum.
The boys who met in the
first grade are the biggest
stars of the Final Four. The
teenagers were laughed at
when they would say they
would play Division I basketball, let alone have giant
pictures of themselves hanging from hotels. The best
friends from the Kansas City
suburbs, who took turns
imitating Mario Chalmers’
game-tying 3 from the 2008
national championship, now
have kids copying Loyola
Chicago’s last-second shots
in their driveways.
“I’ve talked to Ben about
it, it seems like fate,” Custer
said. “It’s crazy that we’re
here in the Final Four. It
seems like all the stars
aligned for this to happen.
“It’s really special we’re
able to live this right now.
We’ve come a long way.”
Richardson and Custer
first played together in the
third grade, and one year
later won a U.S. Specialty
Sports Association national championship in Fort
Wayne, Ind. In the sixth
grade, they did it again.
At Blue Valley Northwest
High School, they went 94-6,
and claimed the Kansas state
title as juniors and seniors.
“We were always on good
teams back in the day,”
Custer said. “A lot of the values we learned then really
led us to this point. Those
days shaped us.”
And then they split.
Richardson went to
Loyola. His friend went to
Iowa State.
But after averaging less
than six minutes in 12 games
with the Cyclones, Custer
began looking for a new
place to play.
“I take like 97, 98 percent
of the credit for recruitment,” Richardson said. “I
said, ‘Come visit, you’ll get
an expenses-paid trip to
Chicago. We’ll have a good
time, me and you, and if
that’s the worst that happens’
“He fell in love with it
just like I did. I had a feeling he would. Once he really
LONGTIME COMING: Clayton Custer
(left) and Ben Richardson, friends
since first grade and teammates
since third, can’t believe how far
they’ve come with Loyola Chicago.
Sister Jean (inset), of course, has
enjoyed the ride.
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Mother jumps
through hoops
to get to game
By HOWIE KUSSOY
thought about coming in
here, we thought we could
do some special things.”
This season, Custer was
named the Missouri Valley
Conference Player of the
Year. Richardson was named
the league’s top defender.
The Ramblers have won a
school-record 32 games, and
made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since
1985, leading Loyola Chicago
to its first Final Four since
1963.
The memories of the past
few weeks have piled up fast,
and need to last. Custer’s
transfer gave him one more
season, but Richardson
will soon be finished with
school.
“Growing up, me and Clay,
since we could dribble a basketball, we’ve been dreaming
of a moment like this,” Richardson said. “To be able to
grow and work and develop
with my best friend and make
it to this stage, it’s something
that’s tough to describe and
won’t set in for a while.”
So many nights, they
return to their hotel room,
and try to process what happened that day.
They laugh like little kids,
when a fan stops Custer and
asks him to take a picture
of her and Richardson, not
realizing who he was.
They feel like little kids,
when another last-second
shot sends them to the next
round.
They act like little kids,
slapping each other’s head
because they have been
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pals living a dream
doing it before they knew
how else to express themselves.
“One of the coolest
moments I’ve had with those
two was after the Missouri
Valley championship, we
cut down the nets … and
I’m walking behind Clayton
and Ben, and it was the most
real little kid moment you’ve
ever seen,” coach Porter
Moser said. “They had the
hats with the nets in it,
they’re walking, hitting each
other going, ‘Can you believe
this, man? We’ve been winning since we were in third
grade.’ ”
or two hoops and grew
SA N A N TO N I O — up largely playing soccer
Udoka Azubuike doesn’t before being discovered
remember when he last at a Basketball Without
saw his mother. It might Borders camp. He moved
have been when he was in to Florida when he was
the ninth grade. Or maybe 13 to attend The Potter’s
when he was in the eighth House Christian Academy
in Jacksonville, where he
grade.
The Kansas center was played organized basketball for the first
u n s u re wh e n
time.
he would see
“It wasn’t
her next. He
easy for us back
was hoping this
home,” Azubuike
we e ke n d . He
said. “We had a
was praying her
lot of hardships
visa would come
and bad stuff
through by then.
happening. It
“Hopefully
wasn’t good for
everything is
me. My mom
gonna work
worked really
out,” Azubuike
hard. To be able
said Thursday
to travel to the
afternoon. “It
UDOKA
U.S. and play
would mean the
AZUBUIKE
basketball and
world.”
go to school, I
A few hours
later, the world got smaller. didn’t think twice about it.
Thanks to Kansas offi- My mom was pretty excitcials and politicians who ed.
“When I was leaving,
helped expedite the process, Azubuike’s mother, she gave me a Bible in my
Florence, had her visa hand, and she said, ‘Don’t
approved, allowing her to forget this. Keep this in
travel outside Nigeria for your mind and allow God
the first time in her life to guide you.’ ”
They talk on the phone
and to watch her son play
basketball for the first every few weeks because
the “internet is kind of bad
time — in the Final Four.
Th o u g h t h e N CA A over there.”
Now, she will finally see
offers a stipend of $4,000
to families of players to her son again, together
cover flights, hotels and with the world.
“We had to go through
meals, it was unclear
whether visa complica- political people to deal
tions would to prevent with their embassy in
Azubuike’s mother from Nigeria, for the passport,
being at Saturday’s nation- but also to set up a meetal semifinal game against ing to get a visa, and she
had to fly I don’t know how
Villanova.
“It’s going to be an emo- many hours just to get to
tional moment for me,” the city where she had the
Azubuike said. “I don’t visa meeting, and then try
know how I’ll handle it.”
to get her on flights, which
Azubuike, who leads the will take over 24 hours, to
Jayhawks in rebounding get her here,” Kansas coach
(7.1 per game) and blocks Bill Self said. “So it will be
(1.7) and leads the nation worth it. Can you imagine
in field-goal percentage you’ve never seen your son
(77.2), is the youngest of play basketball and the first
his widowed mother’s five time you do it is in front of
70,000 people at this thing?
children.
He was raised in a city I can’t even imagine what’s
(in Nigeria’s Delta State) going to be going through
he estimates had only one her mind.”
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REEL BAD START
Post Wire Report
The start to the Derek Jeter era
was very much not Jeterian.
With the first offering of the 2018
major league season, and the first of
Jeter’s second career as Miami CEO,
the Cubs’ Ian Happ took Jose Urena
deep into the Marlins Park rightfield seats at 12:43 p.m.
Jeter watched as his Marlins fell
instantly behind from his seat, two
rows back of the Marlins dugout.
After a tumultuous offseason, in
which Jeter sold off just about every
asset the team had as he begins a rebuild, the early signs indicate this
will be ugly in an 8-4 loss to the
Cubs in Miami on Thursday.
An inning later, Anthony Rizzo
earned a standing ovation from the
entire stadium, the cheers mixed
with tears.
Rizzo homered into the upper
deck in the second inning — an unscripted lump-in-the-throat tribute
to the victims of last month’s shooting at his former high school in
Parkland, Florida.
“That was probably the most outof-body experience I’ve had hitting
a home run in my life,” Rizzo said.
“It just felt really good.”
Both teams wore patches to honor
those killed, and Rizzo plans to host
four families of the victims at Friday’s game. As he crossed home
plate after his homer, Rizzo patted
the patch on his chest and pointed
to the sky.
“Looking up to those kids up
there,” he said, “it was a special moment for me.”
Happ, playing in his first Opening
Day game, pulled Urena’s first pitch
into the seats — the last time anyone hit a home run on the first pitch
of the big league season was 1986,
when Dwight Evans of the Red Sox
connected against future Hall of
Famer Jack Morris in Tiger Stadium.
Kyle Schwarber cost the Cubs a
run with a misplay in left field, but
atoned with a homer in the seventh.
A pair of three-run rallies helped
SHOHEI OHTANI
Went 1-for-5 in debut.
Hyped
Ohtani
singles
in debut
Associated Press
MARLINS, MAN: Derek Jeter, with wife Hannah, saw his tenure as
Marlins CEO get off to an inauspicious start, losing to the Cubs 8-4 on
Thursday. Ian Happ (inset) went deep on the first pitch of the season
while Anthony Rizzo, a graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas high
school in Parkland, Fla., hit a second-inning home run. USA TODAY Sports; AP
Chicago overcome a rocky start by
Jon Lester, who lasted only 3 ¹/₃ innings.
Jeter, who homered in a win in his
first Opening Day with the Yankees
in 1996, had less success in his debut
as the Marlins’ CEO. Doubles by
Kris Bryant and Wilson Contreras
in the fourth put the Cubs ahead to
stay, and Tommy La Stella contributed a pinch-hit, two-run double.
The Cubs bullpen, revamped after
a dismal 2017 postseason, shut out
Miami over the final 5 ²/₃ innings,
allowing only one hit. Newcomer
Steve Cishek (1-0) stranded four
runners
runners in
in two
two scoreless
scoreless innings.
innings.
Urena (0-1) needed 36 pitches to
get through the first inning, when
the Cubs scored three times with
only one hit. In his first Opening
Day start, Urena allowed five runs
in four innings.
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Sawx waste super Sale start ChiSox pummel Royals
Associated Press
Denard Span made a
huge splash in his debut
for his hometown team on
Opening Day, lining a bases-loaded triple to highlight a six-run rally in the
eighth inning that sent the
Rays over the Red Sox 6-4
Thursday in St. Petersburg,
Fla.
The revamped Rays,
playing with a starting
lineup featuring just one
position
player
from
Opening Day a year ago,
had been shut out on one
hit through the sixth by
Chris Sale. Sale also
walked three and struck
out nine. Tampa Bay took
advantage of four walks in
the eighth to come back.
“I wasn’t 100 percent
sure that I was going to get
this opportunity. ... It’s just
a true blessing, just to be
able to play in front of my
family and friends. I can’t
ask for anything better,”
said Span, who grew up in
Tampa and was obtained
in a December trade that
sent Evan Longoria to San
Francisco.
Span’s triple was only
Tampa Bay’s third hit of
the day and gave the Rays a
5-4 lead. Adeiny Hechavarria followed with an infield
single off Carson Smith
(0-1), providing a two-run
cushion for closer Alex
Colome to earn a save.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. —
Matt Davidson became the
fourth player in major
league history to homer
three times on Opening Day,
the White Sox went deep six
times total and Chicago
routed the Royals 14-7 on
Thursday to spoil their 50th
anniversary celebration.
Tim Anderson also homered twice and Jose Abreu
went deep for the White
Sox, who picked up James
Shields (1-0) in a big way after the former Royals ace
surrendered four runs in the
first inning.
Shields wound up lasting
six innings, holding Kansas
City without a hit after that
shaky first.
Of the four players with
three-homer Opening Days,
three have done it against
the Royals, while the six
homers by Chicago on
Opening Day matched the
big-league record set by the
Mets in 1988.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani got off to a perfect start at the plate.
The two-way newcomer
from Japan quickly put aside
a rugged spring training, hitting a single in his first real
at-bat for the Angels on
Thursday before finishing 1for-5 with three groundouts
and a strikeout in a 6-5, 11-inning loss to Oakland.
Batting eighth as the designated hitter, Ohtani swung at
the first pitch and grounded
a hard single to right field off
Oakland’s Kendall Graveman in the second inning.
“As a hitter I was never really nervous on Opening
Day,” Ohtani said through
interpreter Ippei Mizuhara.
“That’s kind of the same
thing today. I wasn’t too nervous.”
That first ball he hit will go
to his parents — mother
Kayoko and father Toru —
who were in the stands to
see it.
“That’s probably an at-bat
I’m not going to forget for
the rest of my life,” Ohtani
said.
Ohtani often looked overmatched in the Cactus
League, managing just four
singles in 32 at-bats (.125)
and striking out 10 times.
The 23-year-old also struggled on the mound in exhibition play and wound up
pitching on back fields
against minor leaguers. He’ll
get his first chance in a game
that counts when he starts
Sunday against the A’s and
said he “probably” will have
some jitters for that outing.
Nervous A-Rod has
promise in booth
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Vasgersian has to find some
Around the Dial: ESPN NFL
equilibrium between A-Rod’s hu- Insider extraordinaire, Adam
mongous persona and Mendoza Schefter, will work his first NBA
— who was a great athlete in her game of the season during Friday
own right and an Olympic gold night’s Cavaliers-Pelicans game.
medalist, but who has never Schefter did a couple of NBA
taken a major league at-bat.
games last year, as a side job.
In the bottom of the
Schefter is expected
ninth, when A-Rod
to work a few playoff
did some of his strongames, too, around
gest work, Mendoza
the NFL draft.
was largely silent.
ESPN’s dugout reMark Teixeira
porter Buster Olney
will be in the booth
also chimes in a lot,
for the Yankees’
making it nearly a
home opener on
four-person booth,
ESPN Monday. The
which will force Vasgame is blacked out
gersian to really have
in New York, but
to lead as the point
available on YES.
guard.
ALEX RODRIGUEZ
A-Rod will still Off-the-cuff analysis is
ESPN will have a
steal the spotlight as
A-Rod’s strong suit. new morning show
he makes everything
called “Get Up!”
he touches a spectacle, for better starting Monday that will feature
or worse. This attention is what Mike Greenberg, Michelle
ESPN wanted with his hire — and Beadle and Jalen Rose.
should have wanted. If they had
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World Series crew — is star
power. This includes girlfriend
Jennifer Lopez, who made a brief
TV appearance in a non-speaking
role, giving A-Rod a kiss of encouragement between innings.
To reach the level he has as a
FOX studio analyst, Rodriguez is
going to need to be less rehearsed
and more off the cuff during
games.
Rodriguez has some moments
as he tried to emulate Tim McCarver, whom he watched firstguess doing Mets games on WOR
as a kid in Miami.
To end the seventh, Rodriguez
said he would, “Bet the house,”
that the pitcher Cory Gearrin of
the Giants would throw Chris
Taylor a slider. He did and Taylor
looked at strike three. This type
of stuff is second nature to A-Rod
and illuminating for a viewer.
What A-Rod needs to do is trust
himself, to use his playing day
vernacular, taking “small bites”
and “passing the baton.” He must
rely on his inner baseball nerd
that has a lot of wisdom about the
game he truly loves.
If he is too scripted over what
will amount to more than 100plus hours of live TV over the
ESPN’s Sunday season, it won’t
be that good. In this booth,
though, it isn’t A-Rod who has the
toughest job.
Vasgersian may have been
jammed into the Sunday night
booth as the play-by-play man
with a little sleight of hand from
the agent he and A-Rod share, but
Vasgersian is more qualified for
his role as a broadcaster than either A-Rod or Mendoza.
put David Ross in the booth or
hired Joe Girardi, there would be
no opening review here.
So Rodriguez was a bit nervous
the first time out, settled in and
showed some flashes. It was a
start, but Rodriguez is not yet a
finished product as a game analyst. It is going to take “small
bites” to be really good and have
3-for-4 nights with some big
homers.
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N his first time up, as the new
face of ESPN’s “Sunday Night
Baseball, Alex Rodriguez admitted to being a little tight off
the top and then sounded that
way.
When asked at the beginning of
Thursday night’s Dodgers-Giants
telecast, what it is like to be in the
ESPN booth on Opening Day, Rodriguez flubbed his first line, “A
little bit more nerv ...” he said, before stopping himself, because he
had flipped his own script. “A little bit more excitement when you
are playing. Up here [in the
booth] a little bit more nervous.”
Rodriguez settled in and was
OK in his debut on the big-game
TV analyst stage. It was akin to a
1-for-4 debut with an RBI double.
That’s not bad, but not great.
He showed both definite potential and the rawness of a man doing just his fifth game as an analyst
and second with his Sunday night
partners, Matt Vasgersian and Jessica Mendoza. The trio did an exhibition game together last week.
On Thursday, Rodriguez improved and relaxed as the game
went on and, by the ninth, was
giving some strong opinions. Rodriguez even went against the
modern theory, recommending a
bunt, while also second-guessing
the Giants outfielders for playing
too shallow.
What Rodriguez’s presence
brings to the sport’s second-most
prestigious booth — after FOX’s
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FAITH REWARDED
By DAN MARTIN
TORONTO — The Aaron Boone
era got off to an ideal start Thursday.
“It was great,” Boone said after
earning his first victory as Yankees
manager with a 6-1 victory over the
Blue Jays. “It was definitely fun to do
for real and get off on a good note.”
It was the first step in a season that
is filled with sky-high expectations,
and general manager Brian Cashman
said he’s just as confident in his new
manager as he was when he hired
him to replace Joe Girardi.
“The process that served us well
by producing Joe Girardi, I believe,
has served us well by producing
Aaron Boone and nothing over the
last six weeks in Tampa has changed
that feeling in any way, shape or
form,” Cashman said before the
game.
“He’s an exceptional baseball person and I believe a quality leader. I
have no second-guessing … or concerns.”
Whether that remains the case
over the course of the season is up to
Boone, who had never coached or
managed before being tabbed to take
over the team when Girardi wasn’t
brought back following the Yankees’
Game 7 loss to Houston in the ALCS.
A lineup stacked with Giancarlo
Stanton — who homered twice
Thursday — Aaron Judge and Gary
Sanchez should make Boone’s life
easier, as will performances like the
one he got from Luis Severino.
Boone acknowledged he would
certainly have to deal with the unexpected at some point this season.
“That’s part of sports,” Boone said
before the game. “There’s a lot of
comfort in knowing you’re prepared.
In sports and life, things come up
and throw you curveballs. You’ve got
to roll with it and be able to handle
it.”
Cashman said he believes Boone
will be up to the challenge.
“He’s earned the right to be here,’’
Cashman said. “He deserves to be in
THAT’S ONE: Aaron
Boone looks on from
the dugout as the
Yankees manager picks
up a victory Thursday in
Toronto in his first
regular-season game
as a skipper. Corey Sipkin
TORONTO — Life without Greg
Bird will be somewhat complicated
for the Yankees, if Thursday’s 6-1
win over the Blue Jays is any indication.
Tyler Austin got the start at first in
the season opener and general manager Brian Cashman said Austin and
Neil Walker will split time at the position in Bird’s absence following ankle surgery rather than signing another player.
“We’re gonna go with Walker and
Austin,” Cashman said before the
AT BLUE JAYS
FRIDAY — 7:07
RHP Masahiro Tanaka
(13-12, 4.74) vs.
RHP Aaron Sanchez
(1-3, 4.25)
SATURDAY — 4:07
LHP CC Sabathia
vs. (14-5 3.69) vs.
RHP Marco Estrada
(10-9, 4.98)
SUNDAY — 1:07
RHP Sonny Gray
(10-12, 3.55) vs.
RHP Marcus Stroman
(13-9, 3.09)
YES, WFAN (660 AM,
101.9 FM); 2017 stats
INSIDE THE MATCHUPS
Boone wins first game as manager;
Cashman still confident in decision
that dugout and the only thing he deserves more now is for us to give everything we’ve got to support him
from the staff and on the field.”
Boone said he heard from his father, Bob, who played and managed
in the majors, on Wednesday night.
“He’s usually pretty low-key and
he was [Wednesday] night,” Boone
said. “He said, ‘Good luck, have fun.’
My Mom sent me a lot of emojis
[Thursday] morning. A lot of hearts,
prayers, the whole bit. It’s a nice balance there: my Mom fires off emojis
and my Dad’s kind of chill.”
So far, Cashman is, too.
“It’s kind of like watching our players compete on the field,” Cashman
said. “It’s no different to see how
they’re reacting. I’m very comfortable with our decision on Aaron
Boone, so I’m not focused on Aaron.
I’m more focused on batter-pitcher
confrontations that will be transpiring.”
Throughout the spring, Cashman
said Boone “reinforced” the Yankees’
decision to take a chance on him.
“Like any job interview in an industry, you can get fooled in inter-
views,” Cashman said of the ninehour meeting Boone had with the
GM and his staff as one of six candidates to interview for the job. “Nothing’s changed since coming out of
that interview. He is everything we
thought he could be and this is the
next phase of that, the regular season. Now the games count.”
And he got his first win out of the
way.
“It was good to get him his first
win, especially in his first game,” reliever Dellin Betances said.
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Austin, Walker both see time as first-base solution
By DAN MARTIN
ON DECK
victory at Rogers Centre. “Austin
had a great spring and Walker
turned out to be a more important
signing. He was on the board and we
played on it because it gives us insurance on a number of different
levels. You never wanted to cash in
on that insurance, but unfortunately
in Bird’s case, we had to cash in on it
even earlier.”
With the Yankees facing lefthander J.A. Happ on Thursday, new
manager Aaron Boone went with the
right-handed Austin at first.
Against right-handers, Walker
could be at first, with lefty-swinging
Tyler Wade at second.
Their versatility came in handy
Thursday, when Austin was removed after grounding out to end
the top of the sixth.
Boone said Austin was healthy and
they wanted to get Wade’s defense at
second in the game with a lead.
Walker moved to first and Wade
entered at second, where he made a
nice play to his right to get Aledmys
Diaz in the eighth.
They could use a similar setup for
the foreseeable future, with Bird sixto-eight weeks away from baseball
activity.
“Hopefully we don’t have any
more issues,” Cashman said. “If we
do, then I might have to start looking
for more protection. But right now, I
feel good.”
Cashman added he believes Bird’s
current injury is unrelated to the ankle surgery the first baseman underwent last season.
“I don’t think one had anything to
do with the other,” Cashman said.
“We all have stuff floating around
our joints and most of the time it
doesn’t gravitate to an area that
causes discomfort. In this case, it did
and because of that, it had to go.”
YANKEES: Tanaka
starts his season
where he made his
Yankees debut in
2014. The righty,
who worked on his
fastball command in
the spring to try to
limit the home runs
he allows, is 9-4 with
a 2.95 ERA against
the Blue Jays during
his career. He
struggled in his lone
start in Toronto last
year, allowing three
home runs and eight
runs on Sept. 22.
BLUE JAYS: The
25-year-old Sanchez
enters the season
off of his best
outing of the spring,
allowing one earned
run over 6 ¹/Œ
innings against the
Braves. He will look
to rebound from
missing the majority
of last season with a
blister issue.
STAT SO?
YANKEES: Thursday’s
game against the
Blue Jays marked
the earliest regularseason game in
Yankees history,
surpassing a game
against the Rays at
the Tokyo Dome on
March 30, 2004.
BLUE JAYS: Josh
Donaldson leads the
team with 12 career
home runs against
the Yankees. He hit
five of those last
season, all at Rogers
Centre.
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TORONTO — After a mostly gruesome
end to 2017, Dellin Betances just wanted
to get off to a good start Thursday.
Instead, Kevin Pillar drilled the first
pitch of the season by Betances over the
fence in center field.
It was just about the only thing that
didn’t go right in the Yankees’ 6-1 Opening
Day win over Toronto at Rogers Centre
and Betances was more pleased by how
he bounced back from the homer than he
was disappointed that he gave it up.
“He ambushed the first pitch,” Betances
said. “I was trying to groove one in there
and I didn’t think he would swing. He put
a good swing on that. The good thing was
that I was able to slow myself down after
that, where at times last year, I would
speed things up. I was able to make
pitches.”
Betances recovered to get the next three
batters, but not without some help — and
luck.
Tyler Wade, a defensive replacement at
second because of his range, went far to
his right to get to Aledmys Diaz’s
grounder up the middle for the first out.
Devon Travis followed by lacing one to
first, but Neil Walker was able to snag it
for the second out before Betances got
NEW YEAR, SAME
PROBLEMS: Dellin
Betances, whose 2017
season ended on a
down note with little
usage in the
postseason, reacts after
allowing a home run to
Toronto’s Kevin Pillar on
his first pitch of this
season in Thursday’s
eighth inning. Corey Sipkin
Josh Donaldson to pop out in foul territory to end the eighth inning.
Betances was also aided by the fact the
Yankees led 5-0 when he entered the
game thanks to a powerful showing by the
offense and 5 ²/₃ scoreless innings from
Luis Severino and another 1 ¹/₃ from Chad
Green.
The right-hander thought he was safe
throwing a 95-mph fastball down the middle to Pillar, but he was wrong.
Betances gave up just three homers last
season, but suffered through a brutal
stretch in September that made him little
more than an afterthought in the playoffs
— especially after he walked the only two
batters he faced against the Indians in
Game 4 of the ALDS.
Betances sounded convinced the Pillar
homer was just a hiccup.
“My plan is being consistent and attacking the strike zone,’’ Betances said. “Obviously, you don’t want to start the year
with a first-pitch homer, but I didn’t think
he would swing right away like that. …
This year I’m doing a better job of breathing, taking my time and trusting my delivery. I put in a lot of work this year in the
offseason and I felt really good in the
spring. As long as I trust it and trust both
my pitches, I think this year will be a success.”
Yankees will use Gregorius to split up righties in lineup
By GEORGE A. KING III
and DAN MARTIN
TORONTO — Aaron Boone hit
Aaron Judge second, Giancarlo
Stanton third and Gary Sanchez
fourth against Blue Jays lefty J.A.
Happ in Thursday’s Opening Day
victory at Rogers Centre.
However, with the Blue Jays
starting right-handers in each of
the next three games, don’t look
for all that right-handed muscle
that went 6-for-14 with three doubles, two homers and five RBIs in a
6-1 win to remain bunched together.
Initially, the plan was for Greg
Bird to hit third between Judge and
Stanton. That blew up when Bird
required surgery on the right ankle
YANKEES NOTES
on Tuesday and could be out for
two months. Now, Boone will turn
to Didi Gregorius.
“There is a good chance you
could see Didi in the four hole [Friday] and against righties,’’ Boone
said before Thursday’s win. “I felt
good today stacking those three
guys.’’
Boone said he feels Gregorius
can handle hitting third.
“I like a lefty in there and Didi is
in a good place swinging the bat,’’
said Boone, who mentioned outside of hitting from the same side
of the plate the shortstop isn’t the
same type of hitter as Bird. “Didi is
obviously different from Birdy in
that he doesn’t see as many pitches
and probably doesn’t get on [base]
as much but you like him up there
with traffic.’’
Masahiro Tanaka didn’t have
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much of a reaction to not starting
on Opening Day. Asked if it was
strange not to be on the mound for
the game, Tanaka said through an
interpreter, “Honestly, no.”
His focus is mostly on simply
getting off to a better start than he
did in 2017, when he had a disastrous first half following a spring
in which he seemed to have
pitched well.
Tanaka left spring training last
year having given up just one
earned run in 23 ²/₃ innings and followed that up by being knocked
around for the first 2 ¹/₂ months of
the regular season, when he had a
6.34 ERA through June 17.
“You never know what the results are gonna be, but as far as the
preparation going into the season,
I think I was able to progress gradually versus last spring,” said
Tanaka, who had a 7.24 ERA and
gave up five homers in four spring
outings this year after choosing
not to opt out of his contract in the
offseason. “I feel like I’m in a good
place right now.”
The Yankees don’t have an ex➤
act date for Jacoby Ellsbury to
participate in a minor league game.
Ellsbury is on the DL with an oblique strain and working out in
Tampa.
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The Blue Jays honored the late
Roy Halladay before Thursday’s
game with his family and former
teammates on hand. Halladay,
who died in a plane crash in Florida on Nov. 7, had his No. 32 retired.
Having played against the righthander in the minors and majors,
Boone said the mound didn’t
seem as far from the plate as it
was.
“It wasn’t a lot of fun facing him.
With Halladay it’s almost like a
54-foot mound [instead of 60 feet,
6 inches]. It was so effortless what
he did,’’ Boone said. “He was so
much better than anyone else it
was almost like the mound was
closer. It’s nice to see Toronto and
all of baseball honor him.’’
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T
ORONTO — Look, it helps
when you haven’t even broken a sweat yet and already
you’ve been handed a 2-0 lead. It
helps when you’re reminded —
when everyone in baseball is reminded — the Yankees have a
chance to score somewhere between a trillion and a gazillion
runs this year, give or take.
“I’m happy those guys are
here,” Luis Severino said, slyly.
“I’m happy I don’t have to face
those guys,” Severino added,
smartly.
Every fifth day, you can believe
that those guys — the “big hairy
monsters” as Brian Cashman has
always called the Yankees’ most
powerful power hitters — will
gladly reciprocate the feeling. Giancarlo Stanton,
Aaron
Judge,
Gary
Sanchez and
the rest of the
gang will be
delighted
to
play
behind
Luis Severino.
And
be
happy as hell they don’t have to
face him, either.
“I just tried to hit the glove,”
Severino said.
Sounds simple. But judging by
the array of buckled knees and
indifferent swings the Blue Jays
collected Thursday, the ball does
a little something extra after
it leaves Severino’s
fingers
and before it
pops into Sanchez’s glove.
“Severino was
the story,” Jays
manager John
Gibbons said after he’d seen his
team squashed like picnic ants in
a 6-1 game that felt significantly
less competitive than that. “Well
… Stanton, too.”
Mike Vaccaro
It’s OK that Stanton fulfilled his
mission Thursday, pulverizing a
pair of home runs that defied explanation and tried to resist gravity, too. It’s fine that it’ll be the
manifestation of all that raw
power the Yankees have been
harboring all spring that some
folks will want to talk about in
the wake of Opening Day.
That offense is going to allow
the Yankees to be damn near unbeatable on many days and
nights across the coming six
months, after all.
But when you pair that batting
order with what Severino will
bring to the table every five days
… what you have, potentially, is
downright frightening. Bulletproof, even.
Severino threw 91 pitches covering 5 ²/₃ innings, allowed one soft
hit (a scratch single by Curtis
Granderson in the fourth) and
three walks and struck out seven.
He stuck mostly with fastballs (42
of them) and sliders (44), which
makes perfect sense when you consider he averaged 97.9 mph on the
heaters (and hit 100 once) and the
slider was sharp enough to make
most of the Jays look helpless.
He induced 10 swings and
misses. It felt like twice that
much, mostly because the Jays
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hitters each looked ready to turn
in their retirement papers as
they trudged back to the dugout.
And according to Sanchez,
that wasn’t even close to Severino at his best.
“The slider stayed in the strike
zone more than it usually does,”
the catcher said.
Yes. These are the days when
you can really allow your imagination to get ahead of yourself,
to run free and wild, unbridled
by the logic of the long baseball
season. For one thing, it was
Opening Day, and until you actually lose a game, then just
about anything — and every-
thing — seems possible.
These are the days when you
see the baseballs that flew off
Stanton’s bat and the ones that
danced out of Severino’s fingers,
and you realize all that is attainable for this team. We already
knew what Severino could do, of
course, because he did it so often last year, when he stayed in
the Cy Young conversation all
year at age 23, when he was 14-6
with a 2.98 ERA.
Fueled by the confidence
gleaned by 2017, Severino reported for work in 2018 wanting
to earn the Opening Day nod,
and did, and if there were a trace
of anxiety in his system, he sure
did a hell of a job camouflaging it.
“I was very calm,” he said. “It
wasn’t that bad. It wasn’t as
much pressure as the playoffs.”
It helps to have a 2-0 lead
early, but it really helps to have
the arsenal Severino has. The offense, see, isn’t the only reason
to stay locked in your seat because you never know when
Severino is going to deliver the
kind of magic with his right arm
the others will with their bats.
When that happens?
Anything — and everything —
is possible.
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Sterling gets lost in translation
TORONTO — John Sterling’s home run call for Giancarlo
Stanton left many Yankees fans scratching their heads after he
used a phrase that means “You can’t be stopped” in Italian.
Sterling said he called Berlitz Language Center and talked to
an Italian master about the pronunciation. The result: “Giancarlo, non si può de stoparlo! It is a Stantonian home run.”
“No one will understand it,” Sterling said of the call he broke
out when Stanton — who is not of Italian descent — went deep
in his first at-bat as a Yankee in the top of the first Thursday in a
6-1 win over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. “I hope it works.”
Stanton sent an 0-1 fastball from J.A. Happ over the right-center field fence to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead over the Blue Jays
after Brett Gardner led off the game by reaching on an error by
left fielder Curtis Granderson, who dropped a line drive that
went straight to him. Aaron Judge whiffed to bring up Stanton,
who led the majors with 59 homers last season with the Marlins.
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OFF TO A FLYING START: While the offense provided the fireworks
Thursday in the Yankees’ 6-1 Opening Day win over the Blue Jays, Luis
Severino kept the Toronto bats in check, allowing just one hit and striking
out seven before being removed by manager Aaron Boone (above) with
two outs in the sixth inning.
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TORONTO — When J.A. Happ
was named the Blue Jays’ Opening Day starter, he also earned
the right to be the first pitcher to
face the revamped Yankees
lineup and the 2-3-4 combination of Aaron Judge, Giancarlo
Stanton and Gary Sanchez.
And it was up to ex-Yankee
Russell Martin to help Happ
navigate the territory in a 6-1
Yankees win in the season
opener at Rogers Centre.
Afterward, following Stanton’s
two-homer-and-a-double performance, as well as doubles by
Sanchez and Judge and a homer
by Brett Gardner, Martin admitted how difficult it was.
“I wish I had the answer,” Martin said of how to get through the
heart of the order. “They’re gonna
be tough and they’re gonna hit
their share of home runs. You’ve
just got to hope there’s nobody on
base when they do. But my belief
is when you’re facing the best hitters, you have to stay aggressive.
You can’t let fear change your attitude toward how you approach
the game. You have to attack
them. You have to be tough.”
Perhaps not surprisingly, Happ
failed to make it out of the fifth
inning for the first time since
July 9 and the Yankees also
scored off John Axford, Danny
Barnes and Tyler Clippard.
“They already had a good
lineup,” Martin said. “You add
Stanton to that, it’s gonna be an
even better lineup. But I feel like
we have the pitching to battle that.”
Happ was forced to throw 96
pitches in just 4 ²/₃ innings in his
shortest outing since going four
innings July 9 against Houston, but
he wasn’t altogether discouraged.
“I feel good about it,” Happ
said about his performance. “I
just have to be a little more sharp
and get ahead a little bit more.”
Asked repeatedly about what it
was like to battle the Yankees’
sluggers back-to-back-to-back,
Happ relented.
“I see the narrative you guys
are trying to have here, and I understand it,” Happ said. “It’s a
tough lineup. I don’t know what
else I can say other than that.”
The lone pitch Happ regretted
was the two-seamer he left over
the plate to Stanton in the top of
the first that Stanton hit out to
right-center field.
“There’s no break in that
lineup,” Martin said. “It makes
you have to pitch to them and
they all can hit. You have to
make pitches to get them out,
and sometimes you do make a
pitch and they can still hit it.”
But Martin hasn’t abandoned
all hope.
“The key is to stay aggressive
and try to outthink them,” Martin said. “But it looks like they’re
seeing the ball well right now.
I’m not gonna get carried away.
It’s one game. … We’ve got a few
tricks up our sleeve.”
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answers for
Yanks lineup
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A great first impression
By GEORGE A. KING III
TORONTO — So much for those who
believed Giancarlo Stanton would succumb to the pressure of playing for the
Yankees and living up to ridiculous expectations.
It took Stanton two pitches Thursday in
his first pinstripe at-bat to punish a J.A.
Happ pitch, send it over the right-center
field wall and introduce himself to the
American League.
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The first of Stanton’s two homers — he
added a solo blast that reached the second
deck in center in the ninth — backed an
outstanding start by Luis Severino as the
Yankees beat the Blue Jays, 6-1, on Opening Day in front of 48,115 at Rogers Centre.
“It was cool, man. I tried to be as calm as
possible,’’ Stanton said of his mindset
coming to the plate in the first inning with
Brett Gardner on first after left fielder
Curtis Granderson muffed a tailing line
drive. “The anticipation was big for me
and I was able to settle it down. It’s just a
game, Opening Day and the first time as
Yankee, but I was able to calm it down.’’
Stanton’s four RBIs combined with Severino’s gem, Chad Green’s dominating
four-batter stint and Gardner’s seventhinning homer made a winner out of Aaron
Boone in his debut as a manager at any
level. Boone is the 11th Yankee manager to
win in his first game.
The only blemish on the victory that
walked off the blueprint page was Dellin
Betances giving up a leadoff homer to
Kevin Pillar in the eighth.
While Stanton’s debut was impressive
and included an all-time high in exit velocity (117.3 mph) at Rogers Centre on the
first blast, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons showered Severino with praise.
“The key to the game was Severino, he
shut us down pretty good,’’ Gibbons said
of the right-hander, who didn’t allow a run
in 5 ²/₃ innings, gave up one hit, walked
three and whiffed seven. “Severino was
the story, and Stanton. When Severino is
on he dominates. He keeps getting better
Giancarlo Stanton’s first game with the
Yankees since an offseason trade for the
NL MVP included a pair of home runs
and four RBIs. Here’s a look at how that
stacks up with other big sluggers the
Yankees have imported:
Corey Sipkin
YANKEES
BLUE JAYS
Player
Babe Ruth
Roger Maris
Reggie Jackson
Jason Giambi
Alex Rodriguez
Giancarlo Stanton
Yankee debut
April 14, 1920
April 19, 1960
April 7, 1977
April 1, 2002
March 30, 2004
Thursday
and better every year.’’
Severino’s only nervous moment surfaced in the first inning when he issued
consecutive two-out walks to Justin
Smoak and Granderson. Pitching coach
Larry Rothschild visited the mound and
Severino fanned Kendrys Morales to
strand two.
Counting the strikeout of Morales, Severino retired eight straight until Granderson singled with one out in the fourth.
With two outs and Josh Donaldson on second base in the sixth, Boone decided Severino’s day was done after 91 pitches.
“We were eyeing 90 pitches with him today and I thought those last four, five, six
pitches he was starting to tire,’’ said
Boone, who summoned Green to face
Granderson who struck out on a 96-mph
fastball.
Green fanned two of the three batters he
faced in the seventh before Pillar homered
on Betances’ first pitch of the eighth. It
Opponent
at Philadelphia
at Boston
vs. Milwaukee
at Baltimore
at Tampa Bay
at Toronto
Line
2-for-4
4-for-5, 2B 2 HR, 4 RBI
2 for-4, 2 R
1-for-4, BB
1-for-4, 2B, R
3-for-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI
could have gotten tighter if second baseman Tyler Wade didn’t rob Aledmys
Diaz of a hit with a terrific play up the
middle and Devon Travis’ liner didn’t
find first baseman Neil Walker’s
glove.
Armed with a five-run bulge, Aroldis Chapman worked a perfect
ninth, striking out two.
Following Stanton’s second homer
the dugout dumped the silent treatment on him. He took it well and
promised to get a better reaction to
that if it happens again.
What the Yankees would love to
happen often is Stanton crushing balls
consistently the way he did Thursday.
“They are up there,’’ Stanton said
when asked to rank the two homers with
the others he has hit. “It’s always to get a
good little start here. Keep it rolling in the
series and 161 [games] to go.’’
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GRAND OPENING: Giancarlo
Stanton reacts after hitting a home
run in his first at-bat as a Yankee —
his first of two in the game — in
Thursday’s 6-1 victory against the
Blue Jays in Toronto.
ORONTO — “Wow.” citing year with the group of guys
That was the assessment we have.”
Yes, you might want to remember
of Aaron Judge.
“Impresionante.” Gary San- the group here. That the Yankees
last year — sans Stanton — prochez offered that.
Giancarlo Stanton had the duced the majors’ most homers and
kind of Yankee debut you second-most runs. Together in the
could sum up in many words first game of 2018 this lineup generor singular declarative ones in ated 11 hits, seven for extra bases,
Gre- and even a bunch of loud outs — six
English or Spanish. Didi Gre­
gorius was so flabbergasted runs actually felt like the fewest
that he actually went and possible for just how hard the Yanks
watched both of Stanton’s hit the ball against Toronto pitching.
homers
on
“I thought it was
video again.
tough
to
go
“I mean it is
through
their
like
batting
lineup before Stanpractice,
easy
ton showed up,”
swing and it just
Jays manager
keeps going.” GreJoel Sherman Blue
John Gibbons said.
gorius said.
It’s tougher now.
When a group of
It’s also a reminder of just what
Gregorius, Brett Gardner and Neil
Walker were informed Stanton had the Yankees did in December. They
set the exit-velocity record for an acquired the NL MVP in his prime
opposite-field homer (since Stat- and the Marlins ate $30 million,
cast began in 2015), they all but took on the remainder of Starlin
went in a chorus, “Which one?” Castro’s contract and accepted two
Such was the magnitude of both good — but not elite — prospects
from the Yankees’ deep trove.
homers.
Still, Stanton was venturing into
It was the first homer, which came
on the second regular-season pitch unknown terrain, loaded with the
Stanton ever saw as a Yankee and pressures associated with such a
was hit so hard that Walker de- trade to the Yankees while possessclared, “I thought it was going to go ing the largest contract ($325 milthrough the guy’s chest [who tried lion) in history. He came from a
team that had never finished over
to catch it].”
That was 117.3 mph. The second — .500 and was last in the NL in attento close the scoring in a 6-1 Yankee dance in seven of his eight seasons.
The reality is that the opener
victory — was a mere 109.4 mph,
but actually went 434 feet or 8 feet Thursday might have been the bigfarther than the first. There was an gest regular-season game Stanton
RBI double mixed in (at 103.1 mph, had ever played — and he rose to
for those keeping score at home) meet the moment. He put the Yanto mark this as one of the great kees up 2-0 in the first, 3-0 in the
debuts in Yankee history. Heck, fifth (Sanchez followed right after
just one of the great debuts pe- with his own RBI double) and 6-1 in
the ninth with a homer that played
riod.
This was “Meet The Beatles” like an encore to an already great
— a first outing with hit after concert. He demystified and dehit. An opener that also felt pressurized what also was Aaron
like a coming attraction of Boone’s debut, leaving little stress
what might be possible for or strategy for the new manager.
Luis Severino pitched with terStanton and this lineup. An initial step that emphatically and rific pace in 5 ²/₃ shutout innings
dramatically dismissed concerns and the Yankees played like a supeabout Stanton handling all that rior team dismantling an opponent
comes with being the latest in a for nine innings.
There will be, of course, huge
long line that began with Babe Ruth
— the great gargantuan slugger im- challenges for Stanton and the Yankees in the next 161 games. Stanton
ported by the Yankees.
“I’ve never seen a debut like that,” still has his first game in The Bronx,
Dellin Betances said. “First game his first game at Fenway and his
with the Yankees and for him to do first slump to navigate as a Yankee.
what he did today was unbelievable. But in a show that combined poise
I know he’s gonna have fun with with power, Stanton delivered a dethis team and enjoy the process but both brutish and elegant.
“It was a nice way to start,” Cashhere. I’ve never seen anything like
that. Those balls were hit out in less man said.
It was impresionante.
than two seconds. The guy just has
massive pop. It’s gonna be a fun, exjoel.sherman@nypost.com
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preview of
of what
what
might be possible
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Amazin’ ‘Renaissance man’
left mark on teammates, fans
W
HETHER you connected to
Rusty Staub best as a player,
as a broadcaster or as a humanitarian — or if you were fortunate enough to know him firsthand
— he stood out, right? The red hair.
The batting stance. The erudite nature. The relentless commitment
to helping others.
“What
a
unique personality he was,” Ron
Darling
said
Thursday morning at Citi Field.
“I’ve never met
anyone like him. I think that that’s
unusual. Where everyone ends up
being just about like everyone else,
he was not that guy.”
Staub sadly entered the “was”
phase of his existence on Thursday
morning, as he passed away in a
West Palm Beach, Fla., hospital after a long illness. Even on Wednesday, a friend of his had expressed
optimism about the former slugger’s prognosis, but that proved to
be false hope. As a choked-up
Keith Hernandez said Thursday,
however, Rusty had been in a great
deal of pain. His suffering ends
now.
That he died just three days
short of his 74th birthday was not
lost on Darling, who noted the
connection between Staub passing
at 73 and 1973 being such a big year
for him and the Mets. As beloved
as Staub remained among Mets
fans by virtue of his two stints
(1972-75 and 1981-85), he arguably
kept a similarly sustained level of
popularity up in Montreal (1969-71
and 1979), where fans knighted
him as “Le Grand Orange.”
Tie-ins everywhere you look,
right? With free agency over 40
years old, Staub stands as the only
player to tally 500-plus hits with
four different clubs (Astros, Mets,
Tigers and Expos). Only Staub, Ty
Cobb, Alex Rodriguez and Gary
Sheffield homered in their teens
and in their 40s. The man could
play — and, to be more specific, hit.
Yet his on-field accomplishments feel secondary, even though
they created the platform for him
to be something far greater than
your ordinary ballplayer.
“He was a Renaissance kind
of man,” Darling
said. “Ballplayers tend to like
to fish and hunt,
whatever they
do. There are a
few guys that do
everything. And Rusty was good at
everything.”
He was a restaurateur. If you’re
of a certain age, you either went to
Rusty’s rib place on the Upper East
Side or, at the least, you had heard
of it. He worked Mets games for local TV in the first decade following
his retirement, and if his work
didn’t match what Darling and
Hernandez do now on SNY, you
liked having him in the booth because of his joy and his meaning to
the franchise.
And goodness, was Rusty a man
of charity. His New York Police and
Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund did remarkable work. He
operated on the front lines in the
weeks and months after the Sept.
11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
“His time after baseball was almost fully devoted to the citizens
of New York in some way,” Mets
general manager Sandy Alderson
said.
A native of New Orleans, Rusty
looked out for New York even during his playing days. Independently, Hernandez and Darling discussed Staub’s role in getting them
to live in Manhattan; Rusty convinced Hernandez to do so, while
he confronted Mets general manager Frank Cashen when the Mets’
brass tried to keep Darling out of
the city.
Ken Davidoff
FRIEND TO ALL: Tom Seaver
(left) shares a laugh with Rusty
Staub before a 1999 reunion at
Shea Stadium.
AP; Getty Images
Hernandez, who just visited
Staub on Saturday before the Mets
broke camp, could barely contain
his emotions as he said a few
words about his good friend. Darling told a great story about Staub,
sitting at the end of the Mets’ dugout, using his giant bat to whack a
very young Darling in the shins the
day after a good start and ordering
him to never again throw that slow
curveball to right-handers.
Darling loosened up Hernandez,
though, when he mentioned
Staub’s database — his “little red
book” — on pitchers and their tells
for certain pitches. And how, if
Staub saw Darling tipping his
pitches, he never would have informed him, “because he would
wait for me to be traded and he’d
have to face me.”
“He let me look through it,” said
Hernandez, completing the 1-3 play
from Darling. “It went back to Bob
Friend and Joey Jay. It went back
from the ’60s and the ’70s into the
present. I said, ‘Let me have this
book.’ He goes, ‘No.’ I said, ‘Why?’
He said, ‘You didn’t earn it.’ ”
Hernandez recalled a game
against the Padres’ Ed Whitson —
research
on
Baseball-Reference.com indicates it was Aug. 31,
1984 — when he used Rusty’s info
to get two singles off the future
Yankee Whitson’s changeup,
which Whitson tipped by fanning
his glove.
“I got on first base and I was going, ‘Rusty! Rusty!’ ” Hernandez
said. “And he about had a heart attack, because I was giving away secrets.”
The day Staub retired, Hernandez said, “He gave me the book. I
still have it.”
Everyone who wants to has a
Rusty memento, or a story, or a
memory. He was that kind of guy.
The Mets have all season now to
honor him, and even that will barely
cover this Renaissance man’s impact.
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By BRIAN LEWIS
Rusty Staub passed away
Thursday, leaving a legend
and an impact on New York
that were both outsized, like
his game. He was beloved as
a man as much as a Met.
“It’s a sad day for the Mets.
Ironic that it’s Opening Day,”
general manager Sandy Alderson said before the Mets’
9-4 victory over the Cardinals
at Citi Field. “Perhaps the
overcast was an indication of
how Mets Nation is feeling.”
Staub, born April 1, 1944, in
New Orleans, passed away in
West Palm Beach, Fla. of multiple organ failure at the age of
73, matching the year — 1973
— he spurred the Mets’ stunning comeback to win the NL
pennant. Though he had a 23year career that included
stints with five teams, six AllStar berths and 292 home
runs, his biggest hit was arguably as a humanitarian.
“Obviously this is a sad day
for Metland here. Rusty’s a
very dear friend, and he has
his place in Met lore, and also
the city. It’s a tough day,” said
an emotional Keith Hernandez, Staub’s fast friend and
teammate in 1984-85.
“He was the one who first
got me to live in the city.
When I came at the start of
MAN OF THE PEOPLE: The only player in MLB history with more than 500 hits with
four different teams, including the Mets, Rusty Staub made an impact with his play on the
field as well as his work in the New York community.
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the season in ’84 and I was
single he said, ‘Well you’ve
got to live in the city.’ So he’s
the one that introduced me
to the city and all that it had
to offer. He’s just been a great
friend. But he was in a lot of
pain, so it’s better. He’s in a
better place.
“He was so giving. Obviously all of his charitable
work is above and beyond
the line of duty. … He’s a very
contrasting person, a paradox. He can be tough as hell
and as soft as a mushroom.
He was just a great dear
friend. I was down there and
I saw him Saturday, and he’d
been in ICU for two months.
He was in a lot of pain.”
That pain is over now, with
Staub fondly remembered as
a prolific hitter on the field,
and off the field as a successful restaurateur, staunch proponent of players’ rights and
a longtime Met broadcaster.
Staub ended his career
with a .279 average, 2,716 hits
I’m in my early 50’s.
Rusty was one of my
favorites when I was
a kid. You could spot
him a mile away at
Shea.
@realjerseyscott
Long-time Yankees
fan, but always liked
watching Rusty
Staub play ... Great
ballplayer; Great
person !!! May he
rest in peace; May
God always bless
him !!!
@Jimmy27BronxNY
Montreal and New
York will miss him.
Guy was the first
true baseball star
the expos had. Rip
@Gman21212121
R.I.P. Le Grand
Orange. Rusty Staub
was one of the best
to play the game and
he gave back the
community. He’ll be
missed. #Mets
@WannabeBatman_
I can’t say I know
what all major
leagues do charity
wise - or most
really - but I cannot
imagine somebody
did more for a city
(and other cities)
than Rusty Staub
did. He is the
most charitable
athlete ever to my
knowledge.
@joshuetree
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Championed police, firefighter charities
By BRIAN LEWIS
A GOOD SAMARITAN: Rusty Staub’s
charity, receiving a donation in 2002, raised
tens of millions for the families of first responders killed in the line of duty. WireImage
and 499 doubles. He’s the
only man in MLB history to
get 500 hits with four different teams: the Astros, Tigers,
Expos and Mets, spread over
two stints. In Montreal he
earned the nickname “Le
Grand Orange,” for his burly
frame and ginger hair, but in
New York he earned the love
of the city both with his play
and his philanthropy.
“I have his jersey autographed,” Alderson said. “I
bought it in an auction, really
out of respect for him as a
person more than even as a
player.”
Staub established the Rusty
Staub Foundation to fight
hunger and provide educational scholarships for kids.
And his foundation eventually
started the New York Police
and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund to help
families of local police and
firefighters killed in the line of
duty. It’s served over nine million meals in the last decade.
“It was so impactful, you
felt at some point, ‘Boy, I wish
I could do something like that
someday.’ A lot of players that
Rusty played with and were
affected by him probably
have their own foundations,
or at least have done a lot of
charitable work, because of
Rusty,” said Ron Darling.
“The stuff he did was so large
in comparison to what we all
try to do because he just had
a connectivity to people that I
certainly don’t have, that very
few people have.
“For Keith and I, the potato
skins and ribs at Rusty’s on
73rd and 3rd after it seemed
like each and every ballgame
… with me, Keith, [Ed Lynch]
and Rusty is pure, baseball,
beautiful innocence. Miss
those days.”
Rest In Peace. You
will always be
remembered by us
fans/people who saw
the heart and desire
you displayed every
single day.
@MAVRIC305
On the day of Rusty Staub’s passing, the
Mets legend was remembered not only as a
winner, but a champion of causes from players’ rights to police and firefighters.
Staub — who died Thursday morning at the
age of 73 — was a feared lefty bat, but so much
more. His charity has raised tens of millions
of dollars, providing meals and support to
families of first responders killed in the line of
duty. FDNY Uniformed Fire Officers Association president Jake Lemonda called Staub’s
philanthropic work a home run.
“Rusty was an incredible person, a fan fa-
vorite. But more important, when it came to
the care and consideration he showed to
widows and children, he knocked it out of
the park,” Lemonda told The Post. “He was
relentless in doing whatever he could to
raise funds for the widows and children of
both the police and fire departments.
“It comes from his love of New York, and
being such a part of it. It was a way for him
to give back. It was just his dedication and
his passion.”
That passion extended to his doggedness
when negotiating a new deal for himself, or
sticking up for younger teammates. He held
out early in the 1968 season and became a
leading figure at the onset of the MLB Players Association.
“He will also be remembered by the fraternity of players as a smart, tireless advocate on their behalf who helped build the
Major League Baseball Players Association
and stood at the forefront of the fight for
player rights,” MLBPA executive director
Tony Clark said in a statement.
“Upon retirement, he devoted himself
through his foundation to helping the widows and children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. Rusty will
be missed but the legacy of his humanity
and compassion will live on.”
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‘Le Grand Orange’ was adored by New York
Twitter
reaction
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Rosario
appears
to be on
cloud 9
By MIKE PUMA
Amed Rosario may have
found a home batting ninth in
the Mets lineup.
The Mets shortstop was in
the middle of two rallies
Thursday and finished 2-for-4
with two RBIs in his team’s 9-4
victory over the Cardinals.
“I think it takes the pressure
off him, hitting behind the
pitcher, and he gets to do some
damage, too,” manager Mickey
Callaway said. “That was tremendous by him today. We
bunted guys over to second and
third with two outs to bring up
Rosario. The kid can hit.”
METS NOTES
Rosario singled in the second
inning and was on base for Yoenis
Cespedes to deliver a two-run
single. In the fifth, following Noah
Syndergaard’s sacrifice bunt, Rosario stroked a two-run single.
“I think my approach is better
than last year,” said Rosario,
whose plate discipline was an
issue during his 2017 rookie season. “I tried to make a different
plan and try not to swing at the
same pitches that I did before.”
➤
Michael Conforto could
be at Citi Field within a week.
The Mets outfielder is continuing his rehab at extended
spring training in Port St. Lucie,
Fla., but general manager Sandy
Alderson indicated Thursday
team brass will decide within a
few days on Conforto’s next step.
With extended spring training set to conclude Sunday, the
possible next steps for Conforto are returning to the Mets
or beginning a minor league rehab assignment.
But since the minor league season does not begin until April 5,
there is a small window of potential inactivity for Conforto. If
he rejoined the Mets, he would
be eligible for removal from the
disabled list Wednesday.
The Mets improved to 37-20
➤
on Opening Day (.649) for the
best winning percentage in
openers in major league history.
In their past 25 Opening Days at
home, the Mets are 22-3.
By FRED KERBER
OK, so it wasn’t a typical get
’em over assignment for Mets
second-place hitter Yoenis Cespedes on Thursday.
It was more get ’em in because
they got on. And Cespedes complied.
Potentially the biggest bat in
the Mets’ order delivered two
hits and, more importantly,
three RBIs as just one of the
many offensive highlights in a
9-4 shredding of the Cardinals
at Citi Field.
“I was speaking about that
with [Asdrubal] Cabrera, and it
happened I was hitting second in
the lineup, and I had the opportunity to hit with a couple runners on base,” Cespedes said afterward through an interpreter.
Actually, there were lots of have two strikes and mostly
runners on base. Cespedes’ big- when I have runners on base I
gest hit came in the second in- have to focus more,” said Cesning, when with the bases pedes, who battled a sore wrist
loaded, he drove an 0-2 slider throughout much of spring
from Cardinals starter and loser training. “That’s it.”
Simple. By gum
Carlos Martinez to
it’s so crazy, it just
left for a two-run
might work — essingle that gave the
pecially when the
Mets a 3-2 lead at
pitcher hits eighth.
the time. During
“Cespedes came
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five-run fifth in- SATURDAY — 1:10, SNY up to bat a lot of
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what we want,” said manager
field, driving in Amed Rosario.
So why get ’em over when you Mickey Callaway, whose debut
can get ’em in? And if you can was a success thanks to a 12-hit,
do so down 0-2 in the count, nine-run offense and a 10-strikeout, six-inning starting effort by
that’s special.
“I just have to focus when I Noah Syndergaard. “Now that’s
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not always going to
happen. The main
thing is we want Cespedes to take as many at
bats as possible this year.
I can’t guarantee he’s always going to hit second, but
it worked out tonight.”
Everything worked offensively Thursday. Every starter
but the pitcher reached base.
“Like I said [Wednesday], this
team has a lot of things to do,”
Cespedes said. “Everybody is
doing their stuff. Supporting
and doing what they have to do
and that’s what we have to do
during the season.
“We have the talent and the
quality. We just have to work on
our strike zone to choose better
pitches and make better
swings.”
By FRED KERBER
FANCY MEETING YOU HERE:
Kevin Plawecki and Amed Rosario (left)
celebrate after they scored on a tworun single by Yoenis Cespedes in the
second inning of the Mets’ 9-4 Opening
Day win over the Cardinals on
Thursday. Cespedes finished 2-for-5
with three RBIs and found time during
the eighth inning to pal around with
Rosario (above).
Paul J. Bereswill; Getty Images; UPI
WHAT’S NEW? The new electronic countdown board displays how
many mound visits each team has left Thursday during the Mets’ 9-4
Opening Day win over the Cardinals.
Anthony J. Causi
nypost.com
In the past few seasons,
you’ve been able to read “War
and Peace” or watch “The GodGod­
avfather” trilogy during your av­
erage baseball game. So the
somemasters of baseball did some­
thing about the pace and length
of the game and limited mound
visits to six per team.
seaIn the first game of the sea­
deson Thursday at Citi Field, de­
spite Cardinals pitching that
would have slowed down a
runaway train, the gain was
four minutes. Even with the
Mets not needing to bat in the
9-4 victory
home ninth of their 9­4
over the Cardinals, the game
lasted 3:01, although some innings by themselves seemed longer than that. Last season, the
average major league game was 3
hours and 5 minutes.
So with the electronic mound
visits countdown sign next to
the out-of-town scoreboard
above the third deck in left keeping everyone aware, the Cards
used four visits, along with two
pitching changes (which don’t
count). The Mets used one.
“No effect on us and I don’t
think it affected them at all,”
Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki
said of the new rules while not-
ing the wristbands with signals
designed to help in case mound
visits were used up, never came
into play either. “They still had
two left. We had five. I went out
to [Jeurys] Familia in the ninth
after the Yadier Molina walk. I
could see he wanted to talk, so I
went to make sure he was good.”
From Triple Crown stats to
WAR to mound visits. And
Thursday, it wasn’t gatherings on
the mound that often provided
the pace of winter molasses.
It was Mets starter Noah Syndergaard striking out 10 in his
12th career double-digit strikeout
game. It was Cards starter Carlos
Martinez issuing six of the nine
walks handed out by St. Louis
pitchers and hitting another batter. And it was the Cardinals bullpen generally holding a meeting
of Arsonists Anonymous, allowing four earned runs, eight hits,
three walks and two wild pitches
in 3 ²/₃ innings. That stuff doesn’t
happen in a jiff, you know?
The Cards started their mound
visit countdown on the electronic
scoreboard sign in the first inning.
By game’s end, Molina ended up
going twice, same as pitching
coach Mike Maddux — and there
were the two pitching-change visits by manager Mike Matheny.
And they did it all in 3:01.
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Salt-and-pepper routine an Amazin’ rallying signal
S
ALT and pepper. Spread the
offense around.
The Mets have a new manager in Mickey Callaway, key new
veterans in Adrian Gonzalez and
Todd Frazier, and a new hitting
identity.
All this worked to perfection in
the Mets’ 9-4 Opening Day shellacking of the Cardinals on
Thursday before a packed house
of 44,189 at Citi Field. If you
looked closely, when the Mets
drilled base hits, they looked
back into the dugout to make a
spread it around, salt-and-pepper
shaking motion as a signal they
were keeping the rally and buzz
going.
SHAKE IT UP
Frazier told The Post a lot of the
credit for the new idea goes to new
first-base coach Ruben Amaro Jr.
“We wanted to come up with
something, and this is it,
spread it around, it’s a
great way to get the team
going,’’ Frazier said. “It
was a good start, guys
jumped on board.’’
Gonzalez, who is looking for a
Kevin Kernan
Remember, it was Frazier who
came up with the classic thumbsdown sign last year as a Yankee at
Citi Field in a game against the
Rays after a Mets fan gave him
that thumbs-down motion.
Frazier and the Yankees ran
with it. This is a new year, a new
team and a new sign.
Frazier is no longer a Yankee,
he’s a Met, and he told The
Post thumbs-down is history.
The Mets have their own
thing now, and his thoughts
were echoed by Yoenis Cespedes, who drove in three
runs with two hits and Gonzalez, who had a huge day
with a double, a single, a run
scored, an RBI and two walks.
The Mets had their fun Thursday, putting 22 runners on base
(12 hits, nine walks and a hit batter). So much for the complaint
the Mets only score when they hit
home runs. They are spreading it
around.
If the Mets have success this
season, it won’t be long before
salt-and-pepper shakers are all
the rage at Citi Field.
new lease on his baseball life, explained, “You have to get team
chemistry going, something that
everybody can get excited about.
We talked about it in that intrasquad game [Monday in Port
St. Lucie], talking to Jose [Reyes],
Cespedes and Fraze, saying, ‘Man
we got to do something when we
get hits, so when somebody gets a
hit everybody jumps on top
of the dugout.’
“All that brings energy, and it’s not
just like, get to
first base and it’s
kind of quiet,’’
Gonzalez said.
“You want to
have some fun,
keep it going, be
excited for the
other guy. It
creates a
good
Anthony J. Causi
vibe. We threw it out there and
the guys like it.’’
When I mentioned the salt-andpepper ritual to Cespedes — who
signaled back to the dugout after
a two-out, two-strike, two-run
single in the second and an RBI
single in the fifth — a smile
crossed his face.
“We just named it salt and pepper,” he said. “We want everybody to be focused and to concentrate on the game. That’s why
we do it.’’
The Mets believe it’s going to
be a big year.
“We got something going,’’ Frazier said.
Spread it around. Grind out the
at-bat. Grind out the game.
Spread the success around. A single is one shake back to the dugout, a double is two shakes and a
triple is three shakes.
This is the new thumbs-down.
Frazier scored from first on Gonzalez’s double in the Mets’ fiverun fifth inning to get the inning
going, and that was two shakes
back to the dugout for A-Gone.
Cespedes batted second, giving
him RBI opportunities in Callaway’s new lineup spot for him.
Leadoff hitter Brandon Nimmo
reached base four times. Jay Bruce
three times, and catcher Kevin
Plawecki reached base four times.
The Mets’ lineup did all it could
to help Noah Syndergaard (10 Ks,
six innings) get win No. 1 of the
season.
“We’re just adding a little seasoning to the offense,’’ Nimmo
said with a smile of the salt-andpepper routine.
For these Mets to succeed, they
have to shake it up as an offense.
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Gonzalez says he is man with plan during season
By FRED KERBER
For so much of the Mets’
spring training, 35-year-old
first baseman Adrian Gonzalez looked very much
like, well, a 35-year-old guy.
He did not hit a homer until the 25th game of the preseason, which was last
week.
But there was a very simple
reason,
Gonzalez
claimed.
It was spring training.
“I’ve said it many times,
spring training is not for
me,” said Gonzalez — who
went 2-for-3, walked twice,
scored once and drove in a
run in the Mets’ 9-4 Opening Day romp over the Cardinals at Citi Field on
Thursday.
“I can’t game plan in
spring training. I can’t get
my body going. I can’t get a
lot of things going like you
can in the regular season,”
Gonzalez said. “The No. 1
thing for me is game planning. I’m a terrible hitter
when I have no game plan,
and that’s why I’m a terrible
hitter in spring training.”
No one was going to argue with Gonzalez for what
occurred before he made
his official Mets debut. He
hit .207 in 19 spring games,
and that was only because
he got hot at the end. But
again, it was spring training.
“Once the season starts, I
can actually focus on my
pitch and try to execute a
game plan. That’s what I
feel comfortable with,” said
Gonzalez, who carried a
.288 career average with 311
homers over 14 seasons
into his first campaign as a
Met.
After lining out in his
first
at-bat,
Gonzalez
walked in the third inning
then doubled in a run during the Mets’ five-run fifth.
That hit finished St. Louis
starter and loser Carlos
Martinez. The Mets eventually abused six Cards
pitchers for 12 hits.
“It was great. Obviously
getting off to a good start is
huge, both personally and
as a team. We were able to
accomplish both,” Gonzalez said. “Good day overall.”
And the best part was
that it wasn’t spring training, and it counted.
“I can’t just go up there
and react. Pretty much my
whole career I’ve been a
guy trying to figure out the
pitcher and know the
pitcher,” Gonzalez said.
“Spend a lot of time in the
video room, and there’s
zero time spent in the
video room in spring training.”
By BRIAN LEWIS
that he looked really good. He
was nice and relaxed, he wasn’t
overthrowing it at all and he
just made pitches. Good breaking ball there at the end, too. He
started mixing his curveball in,
really good job.”
After opening spring training
with a fastball that hit tripledigits, and getting rave reviews for his focus, Thursday’s tone-setting 85-pitch
outing backed that up.
“When it comes to baseball,
he’s all-in. He gets intense. He
looks like he wants to beat
you up when you start talking
baseball with him. That’s how
much he cares,” Callaway said.
“His work ethic, his passion for
the game and then this talent he
has turns into something special. That’s probably what I noticed the most about Noah.”
Syndergaard’s intensity was
on display when — despite a
five-run Opening Day win — he
was lamenting the three hits he
yielded to Martinez.
“I was kicking myself in the
butt for allowing that Martinez
guy to get a little too comfortable,” Syndergaard said. “But
that won’t happen again.”
Syndergaard, who had a sharp
slider and opened up with a 99mph fastball, even flashed that
curve he worked on all spring.
“In that last inning I got a little stiff, so that’s when I started
going towards my curveball
more,”
Syndergaard
said.
“We’re just going out there having a lot of fun from the moment we got to Port St. Lucie.”
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HIGH STANDARDS: Noah Syndergaard said he was “kicking myself in the butt” for some of his pitches. When he wasn’t kicking himself,
he was kicking the Cardinals’ butts, striking out 10 in a 9-4 Opening Day win at Citi Field on Thursday.
UPI
Brandon Nimmo and Kevin
Plawecki were among the Mets making their first Opening Day starts
Thursday. So they arrived at Citi Field
early. Not crack-of-dawn early, but
way early enough.
So both had plenty of time to sit
and anxiously fret when a light rain
wiped out batting practice.
“I was a little anxious. I wanted
the game to get here. And then for
it to be raining and they cancel BP,”
said Nimmo, the 13th-overall pick in
2011. “Just sitting here and getting ready
for the game made things even longer.”
Yeah, tell Plawecki about it.
“Pretty early day today. It was hard
not having BP,” said Plawecki, taken
35th-overall as a supplemental pick in
2012. “A lot of sitting around, a lot of
nerves, good nerves. Very anxious.”
See the common theme? But it continued for both, for Nimmo in the
leadoff spot and for Plawecki hitting
seventh in the order that slugged out
12 hits in the Mets’ 9-4 victory. Nimmo
went 2-for-3 with a walk, a hit by pitch
and two runs scored. Plawecki also
was 2-for-3, with two walks, two runs
scored and one RBI.
“Outstanding games by both of
them, honestly,” said Mickey Callaway, who also made his debut as a major league manager. “I saw poise. I
didn’t see them pressing at all. They
were relaxed. … Then for players to be
able to go out there on Opening Day
and not let the atmosphere and things
bother them, they’re the players you
want.”
Both players had to win their jobs in
spring training. Catchers Plawecki
and Travis d’Arnaud form something
of a job share behind the plate.
Nimmo, serving as the leadoff hitter
Thursday, won out over Juan Lagares
in spring training to essentially earn
the right to hold down center field until Michael Conforto is ready. But
Nimmo doesn’t see this as an audition.
“That’s what people talked about
last year,” Nimmo said. “It’s the same
mentality. Just have fun, prepare as
best you can, when you get out there,
just play. Trust your instinct.”
And the day was just as special for
Plawecki.
“Really special,” Plawecki said. “Sitting around here in the locker room, a
lot of nerves, a lot of good nerves obviously. Then once game time hit, it was
just playing the same game we’ve been
playing. Obviously a very fine day and
one I’ll remember for a long time.”
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Leave it to the uber-intense
Noah Syndergaard to pick nits
and find flaw with Thursday’s
performance. But after all the
time he missed in 2017, it’s hard
to imagine a much better opening to 2018.
Double-digit strikeouts. Not a
single walk. Backing up that
heat with a vicious slider and
adding a curveball late in the
game, figuratively and literally?
Oh, and a 9-4 caning of the Cardinals? Yeah, the Mets will take
this any day and be happy.
“It was a great feeling getting
out there. I didn’t really feel like
I missed any time with that injury last year,” said Syndergaard, who sat out nearly five
months with a torn lat muscle
suffered April 30. “It was great
to go out there and feel the energy the 7 Line brings and all
the Mets fans bring. It propels
me to do a better job at my job.”
Syndergaard killed it at work
Thursday. His 10 strikeouts —
including five straight spanning
the second and third innings —
are the second-highest Opening Day total in Mets history,
behind the dozen by Pedro
Martinez in 2005.
It made the hard-throwing
righty just the ninth pitcher
since 1908 with double-digit
strikeouts and no walks on
Opening Day. He scattered six
hits over six innings and allowed four runs — including
Jose Martinez’s solo shot and
Yadier
Molina’s
two-run
homer.
“He looked great. His stuff
was moving great, a lot of swing-and-misses, got ahead, made
them very uncomfortable. So,
we had a really good game plan
going into it, and I thought we
executed it pretty well,” catcher
Kevin Plawecki said.
“He looked really good,” said
Mickey Callaway, who made
his managing debut. “It was a
pretty good pitch to Molina. He
pulled his hands in and let
Noah supply the power. But
[Syndergaard] was tremendous.
“That Martinez kid kind of
had his number, but other than
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New York Post, Friday, March 30, 2018
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Plawecki
shake off
nerves
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OPENING
STATEMENT
Mets amaze behind Syndergaard,
big bats in emphatic first victory
By MIKE PUMA
On a 1-to-10 scale, the opening of the Mickey Callaway era
was probably close to a nine on
Thursday, with one point given
for each run scored by the Mets.
A day that started sadly, with
the passing of Mets icon Rusty
Staub at age 73, ultimately
wrought sunshine for the sellout
crowd of 44,189 at Citi Field in
the form of a 9-4 victory over the
Cardinals.
METS
9
CARDINALS 4
Boxscore
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With Staub’s No. 10 from his
second stint with the club etched
behind the pitcher’s mound, the
Mets pounded Cardinals ace
Carlos Martinez, allowing Callaway to become the first Mets
manager to win his debut with
the team since Jeff Torborg in
1992.
“What a ballpark,” Callaway
said. “All of us coaches were sitting there going, ‘Man, this is
something special.’ It came alive,
and it was really, really fun to
see.”
The impressive opener was air
freshener for a club looking to
shed the stench of 90 losses last
season.
“You get a blank canvas every
year,” Jay Bruce said. “There is a
lot of optimism and a lot of hope.
As far as this room goes, there is
a ton of talent in here, too. If we
can stay healthy and continue
to pull from the same end of the
rope all year, I think we are going
to be in good shape.”
There was no shortage of big
offensive performances. Start
with Yoenis Cespedes driving
in three runs on a 2-for-5 day,
but Brandon Nimmo, Kevin
Plawecki and Adrian Gonzalez
each reached base four times
and Amed Rosario delivered a
two-run single in the fifth.
“It was an amazing atmosphere,” Nimmo said. “Before
the game, the ‘Let’s go Mets!’
chants were going around, I just
had adrenaline coursing through
my veins. All emotions were
on high. I just couldn’t take the
smile off my face.”
Noah Syndergaard became
the first Mets pitcher to reach
double-digits in strikeouts (he
struck out 10) on Opening Day
since Pedro Martinez in 2005,
but allowed four earned runs
on six hits over six innings. Jose
Martinez’s solo homer in the
sixth closed the scoring against
Syndergaard, who was removed
at 85 pitches with the Mets leading by four runs.
“[Syndergaard] was nice and
relaxed,” Callaway said. “He
wasn’t overthrowing at all and
he just made pitches.”
Robert Gsellman, Anthony
Swarzak and Jeurys Familia combined for three innings of scoreless relief behind Syndergaard.
Carlos Martinez encountered
early trouble and was knocked
out in the fifth. Over 4 ¹/₃ innings
the right-hander, who threw 90
pitches, was charged for five
runs, four of which were earned,
on four hits and six walks.
Martinez departed following
Gonzalez’s RBI double that gave
the Mets a 4-3 lead. Matt Bowman entered and allowed a tworun single with two outs to Rosario that extended the Mets’ lead.
Cespedes fell behind 0-2 in
the count against Martinez with
the bases loaded in the second
before golfing a slider to left
field for a two-run single that
gave the Mets a 3-2 lead. Cespedes, batting in the No. 2 hole,
delivered Plawecki and Rosario.
“I just have to focus when I
have two strikes,” Cespedes said.
“Mostly when I have runners on
base I have to focus more.”
Yadier Molina hooked a
97-mph fastball off the left-field
foul pole in the second to put
the Mets in a 2-1 hole, though
Syndergaard recorded all
three outs with a strikeout
in the inning.
The Mets scored an
unearned run in the
first when first baseman
Jose Martinez airmailed
a throw to second base
attempting to get the lead
runner. Nimmo, who was hit
by a pitch leading off, scored
on the play.
“With Carlos, he’s as talented
as it gets,” Bruce said. “But I
think, as you saw, the wheels can
start falling off sometimes and
you have to just let it happen.
Really stick to your approach
and capitalize on mistakes.”
mpuma@nypost.com
AND ‘AWA
‘AWAY
WAY WE GO:
Mickey Callaway’s
first regular-season
game as the Mets
manager won’t soon
be forgotten. It started
on a somber note with
the Mets remembering
Rusty Staub, but
Noah Syndergaard got
things going with 10
strikeouts and by the
end Amed Rosario,
Brandon Nimmo and
the Mets had plenty to
celebrate.
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second, Kevin Plawecki catching and
Amed Rosario finishing things off in the
ninth slot, all of which paid off. A cheery
Callaway said afterward, “It took all of
spring training to try and figure that one
out. I don’t have that much time on the
next one.”
If the lineup displayed Callaway’s ability
y to think ahead through a new-school
prism, then the pitching
moves showcased his
knack for thinking modernly during the game,
on his feet. Through
six innings, with an 8-4
lead against the Cardinals, who should have
one of the National
League’s better offenses, Syndergaard
had thrown a reasonable 85 pitches, giving him some rope to keep going. When
the right-hander’s turn to hit arrived in
the bottom of the sixth, however, Callaway lifted him for pinch-hitter Wilmer
Flores.
“I felt like he had done his job,” Callaway said of Syndergaard. “We wanted
to get some of our relievers in the game,
so there was no second thought there at
all.”
“I think that was the right managerial
decision, just because we were up by a
lot,” said Syndergaard, who also mentioned the chilly weather (a first-pitch
temperature of 50 degrees) and long
stints in the dugout as the Mets sent
eight men to hit in the second and 10 in
the fifth. “And … get the bullpen in there
to get them some work.”
Converted starter Robert Gsellman
struck out the side in the seventh, new
Met Anthony Swarzak recorded a 1-23 eighth and not-closer closer Jeurys
Familia
worked around a two-out walk
Fa
to Mets-killer Yadier Molina (whose
two-run,
second-inning homer off Syntw
dergaard
gave St. Louis a brief, 2-1 edge)
der
to put this one in the books (thanks,
Howie
Rose). In addition to taking it
Ho
easy
eas on Syndergaard, Callaway found
favorable
assignments for three guys
fa
who
wh could benefit from relatively lowleverage
confidence boosts.
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Prior to the game, Mets general manager
ag Sandy Alderson commended the
spring-training
work of Callaway, whom
spring
the team hired despite a notable lack of
firsthand
experience with him.
fi
“The thing that I’m most happy about
is the impressions we had as far back as
November
have really been sustained
No
over
ove a long period of action, as opposed
to talk,” Alderson said. “So [we’re] still
excited
and still looking forward to
ex
today
and the rest of the season.”
to
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves;
after
all, the last Mets manager to win
af
his debut on the job was Jeff Torborg
[yeesh] in 1992. Yet after what you saw
Thursday,
you’re looking forward to seeTh
ing what Callaway thinks and does next,
aren’t
you?
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Ken Davidoff
kdavidoff@nypost.com
nypost.com
ICKEY Callaway remains undefeated as a professional manager,
and for that, he can enjoy his off
day Friday by reveling in the fact that he
put the right guys in the game.
When it comes to scrutinizing the
smallest sample size, however, what
stands out here is that he took the right
guys out of the game.
The Mets continued their historic Opening Day
dominance with a
9-4 beatdown of the
Cardinals on Thursday at Citi Field, lifting the franchise’s
first-day record to
an industry-best 37-20. In their past 25
season launches at home, dating to a 4-2
victory over the Expos on April 6, 1971,
the Mets own a ridiculous 22-3 mark.
“Obviously, you want to get all of the
firsts out of the way,” Callaway said.
He was referring to his lineup, as
everyone besides starting and winning pitcher Noah Syndergaard
reached base at least once, yet he
easily could have been discussing himself. With the Mets looking to bounce back from last
year’s 70-92 disaster, and with
Callaway looking to get his reign
off to a positive start, no one in
Flushing wanted to contemplate
any sort of vigil for the initial victory of 2018.
The Mets made mincemeat out of Cardinals ace Carlos
Martinez, knocking him out in the
fifth inning, by virtue of a lineup
that had Brandon Nimmo leading off, Yoenis Cespedes hitting
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Sara Bareilles
(from left), John
Legend, Alice Cooper,
Brandon Victor Dixon
and Jason Tham star
in “Jesus Christ
Superstar Live in
Concert.”
LEGEND HAS IT
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“There’s no
f--king way
it will ever
happen.
I know
they’re
making an
effort.”
— Timothy Olyphant
(above) on Wednesday
night’s episode of “Watch
What Happens Live”
about the possibility of
a “Deadwood” movie.
Olyphant played Seth
Bullock (below) on the
HBO series.
Singer/songwriter leads cast of live airing of “Jesus Christ Superstar”
By ROBERT RORKE
J
OHN Legend has won an
Oscar, a Tony and 10 Grammy
Awards.
But his greatest challenge
awaits him Sunday night at
the Marcy Avenue Armory in
Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
He’s playing Jesus.
Legend has the title role in NBC’s
staging of “Jesus Christ Superstar”
(8 p.m.), one of the live productions
that have become one of NBC’s
trademarks.
“I’ve been in musicals when I was
in high school but never as big of a
role. I was excited for the challenge,”
says Legend, 39. He’s sitting in the
basement of a church on Columbus
Avenue, having just rehearsed
“Gethsemane,” the most demanding number in the rock opera by
Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim
Rice, which debuted as a concept
album in 1970 before moving to
Broadway a year later.
“This is where Jesus realizes he’s
headed toward his crucifixion. It
ends on a very high note for most
singers,” says musical director Nigel
Wright, who has worked with Lloyd
Webber on musicals ranging from
“Evita” to “Sunset Boulevard.” “This
Jesus has to fall apart.”
Singing the score has stretched
Legend’s range beyond the music he
usually performs. “I think this is the
biggest range of notes I’ll do. It’s a
powerful rock opera,” he says. “Big
moments, big notes.”
The church basement has been
transformed into a rehearsal space
for the company of 44 players, who
have been learning the show here
before moving out to the armory as
the premiere draws closer. An architectural model on display along one
wall offers a snapshot of what viewers will see — a Roman ruin motif
with scaffolding for 32 musicians,
including a seven-piece rock band.
Executive producer Neil Meron
who, along with Craig Zadan, has
been the major force in bringing
“The Sound of Music Live!”
among other musicals, to the network, says Legend was cast because
“we needed a Jesus who could get
right up there and [sing] falsetto and
. . . we hired Harvey Mason Jr. who
is our music producer. He was the
one who said. ‘What about John? ’”
Several logistical problems needed
to be worked out to make Legend
available, mainly shifting the “JCS”
rehearsals around 10 concerts in
Asia he was already schedule to do.
“Craig and I put our heads together,” Meron says. “We asked, ‘What
if we did something special for John
and start rehearsals in mid-February,
have John learn the staging and get
him up on all the music? He can get
updates by video. He will have tracks
that he can rehearse to. And then we
have a Jesus understudy, Justin Matthew Sargent. He will be able to walk
through it and John can see videos
of him.”
Similar adjustments have been
made for the show’s other two stars,
“Waitress” star Sara Bareilles, who,
as Mary Madgalene, sings “I Don’t
Know How to Love Him,” the show’s
breakout hit — and rocker Alice
Cooper, who is reprising his role
as King Herod from a 1996 London
stage production. Like Legend, he
was on tour while the live show was
taking shape.
“I get two days rehearsal time,”
says Cooper. “That’s all I’m going
to need for this.” The singer, who
has just turned 70, couldn’t resist
another opportunity to play the evil
king of Galilee. “I said it was perfect
typecasting. Very rarely do I get
asked to play the hero!”
Twelve hundred people
selected by NBC and an
“audience consultant”
will watch the live show
Sunday night at the
cavernous armory.
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43 106 117 Making
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Wall Street Property
Inheritance Inheritance Inheritance Inheritance Lou Dobbs Tonight (R)
FBN
44 26 118 Special Report The Story
Tucker Carlson Tonight
Hannity
The Ingraham Angle
News @ Night
FNC
50 66 164 Diners (R)
Diners (R)
Diners (R)
Diners (R)
Diners (R)
Diners
Diners (R)
Diners (R)
Diners (R)
Diners (R)
Diners (R)
FOOD
38 49 199 (6:25) Up (2009): A flying house. Ed Asner. PG aaac
Ratatouille (2007): A rat dreams of being a French chef. G aaac
The 700 Club
FREFRM
400 69 83 Monster
UFC Top 10 College Baseball: West Virginia Mountaineers at Texas Tech Red Raiders. Live.
MLB Whip Around
UFC Top 10
FS1
10 40 53 (5:30) Hancock (2008) aac Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014): Steve Rogers fights a new threat. Chris Evans.
Trust: Getty kidnapping.
FX
191 240 Summer Love (2016): The tech world.
The Sweetest Heart (2018): Love triangle. NR aaa
Meet the Peetes (R)
Golden
Golden
HALL
64 30 165 Hunters (R) Hunters (R) Hunters (R) My Lottery
My Lottery
My Lottery
My Lottery
Hunters
Hunters
Hunters (R) Hunters (R)
HGTV
40 47 128 Aliens (R)
Ancient Aliens (R)
Apollo 13 (1995): An explosion aboard a spacecraft. Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton. PG
Hollywood
Pawn Stars
HIST
23 171 123 Evil Here
Evil Lives Here (R)
Evil Lives Here (R)
Truth and Lies: Waco: A deadly raid is explored.
Evil Lives Here (R)
ID
62 45 140 Grey Anat.
Bring It! (R)
Bring It!
Bring It!: B-Squad chosen to be in Stand Battle.
(11:04) Bring It! (R)
LIFE
1239 33 3 Hawaii
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
Andy
Andy
Pyle
Mama
Hogan
Hogan
Burnett
P. Mason
MeTV
27 71 78 Pre Game
NHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers. Live.
Rangers
MSG
30 for 30
People
MSG
NHL Hockey: Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders. Live.
Postgame
MSG
NHL Hockey Replay.
MSG Plus 48 72 80 Pregame
14 23 103 Ari Melber
Hardball with Chris
All in with Chris Hayes
Rachel Maddow
Lawrence O’Donnell
The 11th Hour
MSNBC
20 53 210 Fear Factor
Ridiculous
Ridiculous
Ridiculous
Ridiculous
Ridiculous
Ridiculous
Ridiculous
Ridiculous
Ridiculous
Ridiculous
MTV
65 162 121 Border War Border Wars (R)
Locked Up Abroad (R)
Lockdown
Inside Maximum Security Lockdown (R)
NATGEO
6 33 252 SpongeBob Alvin
Spotless
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011) PG ac
Full House
Full House
Friends
Friends
NICK
173 180 145 (6:00) 20/20
20/20 on OWN (R)
The Paynes The Paynes The Paynes The Paynes The Paynes The Paynes The Paynes The Paynes
OWN
36 41 54 (6:00) The Bourne Identity (2002): Amnesiac agent. Matt Damon.
The Bourne Supremacy (2004): Bourne is framed for murder. aaac
Ultimatum
PARMT
26 60 77 Mets Classics: 2015 Mets Clinch NL East: New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds.
Baseball
Sports
Sports
SNY
17 67 180 Happening
Beetlejuice (1988): New ghosts adjust. PG aaac
Futurama
Futurama
Futurama
Futurama
Futurama
Futurama
SYFY
8 39 52 Family Guy Vacation (2015): Walley World. Ed Helms. R aac
Old School (2003): Wacky fraternity. Luke Wilson. aaa ELEAGUE
TBS
82 97 230 Maytime (1937): Love and tragedy. aaa Yield to the Night (1956, Drama) Diana Dors. NR
The Long Haul (1957): U.S. Army veteran. NR aac
TCM
52 28 139 Trading (R) Trading Spaces (R)
Trading Spaces (R)
Trading Spaces (R)
Trading Spaces (R)
Trading Spaces (R)
TLC
3 37 51 NCIS: NO
NCIS: New Orleans
The Expendables 3 (2014): Expendables vs. Conrad Stonebanks.
The Finest Hours (2016) Chris Pine. aaa
TNT
85 34 241 M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
Loves Ray.
Loves Ray.
Loves Ray.
Loves Ray.
Mom
Mom
Queens
Queens
TVLAND
16 38 50 Family
Family
Family
Family
Family
Family
Family
Family
Family
Life Kids
Life Kids
USA
19 52 217 (6:15) Forrest Gump (1994): A simple man changes those around him. Tom Hanks, Sally Field.
The Notebook (2004): Woman chooses love. aaac
VH1
59 42 149 (6:00) Monk
Bridezillas: Bridesmaids.
Marriage Boot Camp (R)
Marriage Boot Camp
(10:05) Bridezillas
(11:05) Love After Lockup
WE
53 70 76 Yankee Pre MLB Baseball: New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays. Live.
Yankees Postgame Live.
MLB Baseball Replay.
YES
595
395 (6:20) Reservoir Dogs (1992) R aaac
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017): State of war. PG-13 aa
Arrival (2016): Speaking to aliens. aaac
EPIX
511 301 400 (6:35) Wonder Woman (2017): Amazon heroine. Gal Gadot. aaac
Barry (R)
Kong: Skull Island (2017): Realm of monsters. aaa
Real Time
HBO
531 371 420 (6:25) CHiPs (2017): Unlikely partners. R
Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016): Espionage plot.
Strike Back
Strike Back Keeping Up
MAX
551 321 365 Collide (2017): Man runs from gang. aac New Wave: Dare to be Different (2018)
(9:35) Patriots Day (2017): Manhunt for Boston Marathon bombers.
SHO
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