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MONDAY
THE NATION’S NEWS
08.28.17
DAVID J. PHILLIP, AP
CATASTROPHE
Inundated Houston faces an ‘unprecedented’ 50 inches of rain
For desperate
survivors,
‘the cavalry
is coming’
Harvey is
poised to be
‘landmark’
disaster
John Bacon, Rick Jervis
and Michelle Homer
Rick Hampson
USA TODAY Network
@rickhampson
USA TODAY
HOUSTON The Texas Gulf Coast
braced for days of relentless
flooding this week as rescuers
struggled to reach desperate residents in a city hammered by the
remnants of a fierce hurricane.
Helicopters plucked people
from rooftops Sunday across
Houston while boats and trucks
swept hundreds more to safety as
Tropical Storm Harvey fueled
historic rains.
The National Weather Service
said some areas could be
slammed with an “unprecedented” 50 inches of rain by week’s
end as the storm lingers.
“This event is unprecedented
& all impacts are unknown & beyond anything experienced,” the
weather service tweeted. “Follow
orders from officials to ensure
safety.”
Gov. Greg Abbott activated
3,000 National Guard troops in
The things that frighten most
people about hurricanes are not
what threaten to make Harvey a
“landmark” disaster.
It’s not the Category 4, 130mph winds that Hurricane Harvey packed when it roared into
the southeastern Texas coast late
Friday, nor the speed it attained
that strength. Nor is it the storm
surge — a wall of seawater that hit
the barrier islands.
Instead, Harvey’s bid for historic infamy is based on its vast
amount of moisture and its slow,
circuitous path, which combined
to dump more than 4 inches of
rain an hour on the nation’s
fourth-largest metropolitan area.
As Harvey goes back and forth
around Houston, “the problem is
that you’ve got these huge bands
of rain sweeping over the same
areas again and again,’’ said Brett
Anderson, senior meteorologist at
COURTNEY SACCO AND MATT WOOLBRIGHT, USA TODAY NETWORK
Hurricane Harvey, which reached shore as a Category 4, smashed the Salt Grass Landing
Apartments in Rockport, Texas. The town had at least 10 injuries from collapsed roofs.
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Trump plans to rearm police
with battlefield equipment
Law enforcement
would again receive
surplus military gear
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back-to-school
planning is more
stressful than
preparing for
the holidays.
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WASHINGTON The Trump administration is preparing to lift a
controversial ban on the transfer of some surplus military
equipment to police departments whose battlefield-style
response to rioting in a St. Louis
suburb three years ago prompted a halt to the program.
The plan, outlined in documents obtained by USA TODAY, would roll back an Obama
administration executive order
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Police deployed heavy equipment after violence in Ferguson, Mo., in August 2014.
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that blocked armored vehicles,
large-caliber weapons, ammunition and other heavy equipment from being repurposed
from foreign battlefields to
America’s streets.
Monday, Attorney General
Jeff Sessions is scheduled to address the annual meeting of the
Fraternal Order of Police, the
nation’s largest police union,
and he may outline the program changes there.
Administration officials did
not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The administration’s action
would restore “the full scope of
a longstanding program for recycling surplus, lifesaving gear
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IN NEWS
Arpaio pardon
breaks tradition
Ariz. sheriff’s reprieve
unusual in every way
IN SPORTS
Johnson aces
opener of PGA
Tour playoffs
Down five shots,
world No. 1 charges
back to beat Spieth
IN LIFE
20 years after
Diana’s death,
celeb biz worse
Social media, phone
cameras change
the paparazzi game
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MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
NEWS 2A
I am an American We are One Nation
FIGHTING THE SUMMER
LEARNING GAP
California high school
student’s program keeps
kids from falling behind
Charles Ventura
USA TODAY
Each week, this series will introduce you to an
exceptional American who unites, rather than
divides, our communities. To read more about
the American profiled here and more average
Americans doing exceptional things, visit
onenation.usatoday.com.
What does it mean to you
to be an American?
America is the land of opportunity for all.
We are a special nation that encourages our
people to ... achieve their dreams. The only
path to attaining the American Dream is
through a strong education. We have a responsibility ... to ensure that all our youth,
especially those from lower socioeconomic
backgrounds, have equal opportunities and
access to education.
What moment touched and
motivated you to launch this effort?
I came across the book “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell. ... Gladwell mentioned the
academic summer learning gap that exists
between children of lower and upper socioeconomic backgrounds. ... After doing more
research, I discovered a deeply concerning
statistic: Each summer, a child from an underprivileged family loses at least two
months in math and reading, while a student
from upper-income family gains over one
month. I knew that something had to be
done ... so I founded the Solving the
Summer Learning Gap club at my high
school, Sage Hill.
JEFF ROBERSON, AP
ROBERT HANASHIRO, USA TODAY
Farooq Ansari
Location: Coto de Caza, Calif.
Age: 18
Profession: High school student and
education advocate
Mission: Creating educational opportunities
for students so they can reach their American
dreams
What gives you hope
or what concerns you?
I am concerned by how we are not focused on
the most important issue that faces our K to
12 education system. We continuously hear
news about funding and class sizes. Rarely do
we pay attention to how the short school year
and long stretch of summer disproportionately impact children from lower-income
families. I feel a strong sense of hope knowing that we as a nation possess the resources
to solve this problem.
What do you hope to accomplish
through your efforts?
Our club at Sage Hill School has a threepronged strategy to solve the summer learning gap; raise awareness of the issue, advocate for change, and take direct action
through developing and deliver.
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Obama banned heavy gear
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fense, along with restoring the
full scope of grants used to purchase this type of equipment
from other sources,” according to
a administration summary of the
new program recently circulated
to some law enforcement groups.
“Assets that would otherwise
be scrapped can be repurposed to
help state, local and tribal law enforcement better protect public
safety and reduce crime.”
The fraternal organization and
some other law enforcement
groups have long been pressing
for a reversal of the Obama
administration policy, arguing
that access to such equipment
was needed, especially in cashstrapped communities, to better
respond to local unrest.
Local access to the high-powered gear was put on national display in 2014 in Ferguson, Mo.,
where armored vehicles and
heavily armed police clashed with
protesters for days after the police
shooting of an unarmed 18-yearold black man by a white officer.
The deployment of such equipment, President Obama argued at
the time, cast the police as an “occupying force,” deepening a di-
vide between law enforcement
and a wary community.
“We’ve seen how militarized
gear can sometimes give people a
feeling like they’re an occupying
force, as opposed to a force that’s
part of the community that’s protecting them and serving them,”
Obama said in announcing the
ban in 2015.
The ban was among a host of
recommendations from a White
House advisory group formed after the Ferguson rioting.
The Obama order did allow for
the limited use of other surplus —
aircraft, wheeled tactical vehicles,
battering rams and riot gear — on
the condition it was approved by
the federal government.
The surplus-sharing agreement, also known as the “1033
program,” was created by Congress nearly 30 years ago as part
of the National Defense Authorization Act. It was intended to assist local law enforcement in drug
investigations but was expanded
in 1997 to include all local law enforcement operations, including
counterterrorism. Since then, according to the government, more
than $5 billion in gear has been
transferred to state, local and
tribal law enforcement agencies.
Arizona Republican tries to block
out partisan chaos, Trump backlash
Representative touts
moderate views in
effort to keep district
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Martha
McSally
watched the solar eclipse Monday
with a few dozen elementary
school kids, and they all wore
special glasses to block the sun’s
damaging rays.
Blocking out damaging rays —
or in McSally’s case, a bickering
Congress and a lightning-rod
GOP president who has recordlow approval ratings — is nothing
new
for
the
Republican
congresswoman.
Instead of engaging in the partisan chaos in Washington,
McSally, who is from a district
that Hillary Clinton won in 2016
and is a top target for Democrats
in 2018, has focused on promoting her moderate credentials.
“There are all sorts of dynamics I cannot control on many
fronts that we could spend all day
talking about, but I’m responsible
with what I do with my time and
what I do with my voice and what
I do with this opportunity,”
McSally told USA TODAY, adding
that she often quotes the Serenity
Prayer as her approach to
governing.
The prayer goes: “God grant
me the serenity to accept the
things I cannot change, courage
to change the things I can and
wisdom to know the difference.”
USA TODAY spent more than
15 hours traveling with McSally
around her southern Arizona district this week. The retired Air
Force colonel — McSally was the
first woman to fly a combat aircraft and the first to command a
fighter squadron — keeps a disciplined schedule. She starts with a
sunrise walk or run to the dog
park and finishes her workout
with pull-ups at her house. On
the day USA TODAY spent with
McSally, she had scheduled meetings past 8 p.m.
To win in McSally’s district, being moderate is key; it has flipped
back and forth between the two
major parties over the past two
decades. McSally’s first election
Police
advance
through a
cloud of
smoke and
tear gas
in 2014 in
Ferguson,
Mo.
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TOM TINGLE, THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC
Martha McSally explains the eclipse at the Bonillas Basic Curriculum Magnet School in Tucson.
“I’m responsible with what I do with
my time and what I do with my voice
and what I do with this opportunity,”
Rep. Martha McSally
was decided by a mere 167 votes
and a recount.
After the election, she hired
C.J. Karamargin as her district director, who had been communication director for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, a
Democrat who was badly injured
when a gunman opened fire at a
constituent event in 2011. Karamargin told USA TODAY that
even though he was a Democrat,
he joined McSally’s team because
he was drawn to her desire to
make a positive difference. He
said it sent a message that she
represents everyone.
In 2016, McSally won her reelection by a much larger margin,
14 percentage points, while Clinton won the district by 5 points.
During the string of events
USA TODAY attended — including meetings at two schools,
speaking at a health center and
dinner with the head of the Tuc-
son Hispanic Chamber of Commerce — McSally was never
questioned by constituents about
her alignment with President
Trump, though the president was
set to be in the state for a campaign rally Tuesday night.
Instead, McSally was thanked
multiple times for her work on
the Problem Solvers Caucus. The
caucus is a bipartisan group of
more than 40 Republicans and
Democrats who released a compromise health care plan that
would boost spending, repeal one
tax and relax regulations.
“I really appreciate the bipartisan approach to the Affordable
Care Act ... just the engagement
there, it means a lot. I mean, I
hope you got a lot of positive
feedback,” Lea Márquez-Peterson, who heads the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,
told McSally over chips and salsa
Monday night.
McSally told constituents that
she was one of a small group of
lawmakers who hashed out a
compromise plan on the whiteboard in her Washington office.
The proposal the group worked
out was then presented to the
larger caucus, which agreed to endorse it.
The plan was released late last
month and hasn’t been put into
legislation, but McSally is confident it will be the framework in
some sort of health plan moving
forward.
Her heavy lifting on the health
care fight is exactly what Democrats hope to hit McSally on,
along with other party-line votes
she’s taken.
“I think it’s fair to say she’s very
calculating, but these are the type
of vulnerable members who can’t
hide in this type of national environment that they’re voting lockstep with the Trump agenda,”
said Rachel Irwin, a spokeswoman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
According to the politics website
FiveThirtyEight, McSally has voted for legislation Trump supports
95% of the time.
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USA TODAY
MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
NEWS 3A
Trump breaks with tradition
by pardoning Arizona sheriff
Presidents usually
save controversial
grants for last
Gregory Korte
@gregorykorte
USA TODAY
Almost
everything
about
President
Trump’s pardon of
former
Arizona
sheriff Joe Arpaio
was unusual.
Trump chose a politically polarizing anti-immigration sheriff
as the recipient of his first pardon
— the kind of controversial grant
of clemency recent presidents
have reserved for the 11th hour
rather than their first act.
Arpaio didn’t meet the Justice
Department guidelines for a pardon. His conviction wasn’t 5
years old, he hadn’t expressed remorse and he hadn’t even applied
to the Office of Pardon Attorney.
White House spokeswoman
Sarah Sanders said the president
would follow a “thorough and
standard process” in considering
the pardon. That process usually
requires seven layers of review
and an FBI background check.
No matter. The constitutional
authority to “grant reprieves and
pardons for offenses against the
United States” is arguably the
most absolute power a president
has.
He has to work with Congress
to pass bills, appoint Cabinet secretaries or negotiate treaties. But
a pardon can be granted with the
stroke of a pen — sometimes not
even that — and can’t be overturned by Congress or the courts.
Not even the president himself
can take it back.
Despite the absolute nature of
the power — or perhaps because
of it — presidents are often downright shy about it.
uPresident Truman didn’t
publicly disclose his pardons.
NEWS
ANALYSIS
WASHINGTON
IRAQI TROOPS LIBERATE
TAL AFAR TOWN CENTER
The Iraqi military said it “fully
liberated” Tal Afar’s town center
from the Islamic State.
Pockets of resistance remained, according to the announcement, but Iraqi forces
were a step closer to taking control of one of the extremists’ last
strongholds in Iraq.
Sunday’s statement said troops
captured all of the town’s neighborhoods and headed to al-Ayadia district, about 6 miles
northwest of Tal Afar, to pursue a
group of militants who fled.
Last Sunday, U.S.-backed Iraqi
troops launched an operation to
retake Tal Afar.
The move came a month after
commanders declared Mosul,
Iraq’s second-largest city, fully
liberated.
ATTACKERS ASSAULT 3
AT ‘RALLY AGAINST HATE’
RALPH FRESO, GETTY IMAGES
President Trump suggested Tuesday in Phoenix that he’d pardon Joe Arpaio.
uPresident Ford pardoned his
predecessor, Richard Nixon, on a
Sunday morning, giving no advance warning.
uPresident George H.W. Bush
pardoned key figures in the Irancontra affair only after losing
re-election.
uPresident Clinton pardoned
fugitive financier Mark Rich, two
Democratic congressmen, a figure in the Whitewater scandal
and his own brother — all on his
last day in office.
None of them telegraphed
their intentions quite like Trump,
who had openly hinted at the Arpaio pardon for two weeks.
“I think he’s going to be just
fine,” Trump said at a rally in
Phoenix on Tuesday. But he said
he wouldn’t announce the pardon
then because it would be too
“controversial.”
“This is just the most in-yourface gesture imaginable for the
pardon power,” said Mark Rozell,
dean of the public policy school at
George Mason University and a
pardon scholar. “We’re going to
pardon someone who hasn’t admitted that what he’s done is a
crime and has shown no
remorse.”
President Reagan refused to
pardon the Iran-contra figures,
including Lt. Col. Oliver North,
because it would signal that
North had done something illegal
that needed pardoning.
Though a pardon can undo a
conviction in the eyes of the law,
it can condemn them in the eyes
of history.
“From the very beginning, I’ve
said that to consider a pardon
would leave — even if I did that —
would leave them under a shadow
of guilt for the rest of their lives,”
Reagan said the month before he
left office.
In pardoning Arpaio — who
was convicted last month for defying a judge’s order to release
from jail people suspected of immigration offenses — Trump bypassed 2,270 other pending
applications for pardons, most of
which have waited for years.
Beyond Arpaio, Trump has
Pakistan offers to help
end war in Afghanistan
Ambassador vows to
promote peace talks
between U.S., Taliban
shown little interest in the pardon power. The Office of Pardon
Attorney has no director, and
Trump has not provided the office with any guidance about how
to process its pending cases.
Friday night, Trump tweeted
one of his reasons for the Arpaio
pardon, saying the 85-year-old
former sheriff “kept Arizona
safe.”
Arpaio’s opponents accused
him of engaging in racial profiling
and physical abuse of Hispanic
inmates.
P.S. Ruckman Jr., a political scientist who has studied the history
of presidential pardons, said
Trump’s use of a pardon for Arpaio looks more like crass politics
than a serious use of an important presidential power.
“This looks more like a stunt,”
he said. “He’ll get the mileage out
of it, and the publicity, and rile up
the base.”
After dangling the possibility
of a pardon so publicly, he said, “it
would be bizarre if he didn’t pardon the guy.”
USA TODAY
Amanda Trejos
USA TODAY
RIZWAN TABASSUM, AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Pakistani crews move a body from a collapsed building in July.
The United States has threatened Afghanistan’s neighbor with
sanctions for giving safe haven to terrorists.
kistani government officials, the
cutoff of aid and putting in jeopardy Pakistan’s military partnership with NATO. The Trump
administration also has hinted it
may improve ties with Pakistan’s
arch-enemy, India.
But on Thursday, Pakistan’s
top political and military leaders
offered a stark response to
Trump’s accusations, telling the
U.S. president that scapegoating
Pakistan will not bring peace to
Afghanistan.
Rejecting Trump’s allegation
that Pakistan harbors militants,
the Pakistani officials demanded
that the U.S. military eliminate
extremists who use Afghan soil to
stage attacks in Pakistan.
The response followed an
hours-long meeting between
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan
Abbasi and army chiefs, all members of the National Security
Committee — Pakistan’s top forum on issues relating to the
country’s defense and security.
The Pakistani ambassador said
Wednesday that his government
has reversed the tide of terrorism
in Pakistan but it is aware that
Pakistan’s gains against terrorists
and its economic progress will remain in jeopardy so long as Afghanistan is unstable.
“We, therefore, believe a comprehensive political process must
be pursued in earnest to secure
lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan,” he said.
Chaudhry said management of
the more than 1,500 mile-long
Pakistani border with Afghanistan is critical to stopping crossborder movement of militants
and that his country has started
fencing the border.
“Related issues such as repatriation of refugees back to Afghanistan in honor and dignity as well
as a close cooperation between
Pakistan and Afghanistan would
also be of singular importance,”
the ambassador said.
Some of these topics have already been discussed through
back-channel talks between the
U.S. and Pakistan.
On Aug. 11, a group of former
diplomats, military officials and
security experts from the two
countries held their third meeting in six months to discuss Pakistan’s support in Afghanistan,
increased U.S. ties with India, India’s role in Afghanistan and Pakistan’s
growing
economic
reliance on China.
Richard Boucher, a former U.S.
assistant secretary of State for
South and Central Asian Affairs
who attended the talks, said Pakistan and Afghanistan must control their borders to achieve
peace.
Black-clad attackers assaulted
at least three people at a “Rally
Against Hate” event in Berkeley,
Calif., held Sunday in response to
a planned right-wing protest.
The attack took place after
more than 100 protesters dressed
in black pushed their way past
police barricades and into Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Civic
Center Park, among thousands of
protesters, the Associated Press
reported.
At least one of those attacked
was a right-wing male protester
who showed up for the rally.
OFFICIAL: 10 KILLED IN
AFGHAN SUICIDE ATTACK
Ten people, including soldiers
and civilians, were killed when a
suicide car bomber attacked an
Afghan army convoy in southern
Helmand province.
Atiqullah Khan, director of Nawa district, said Sunday that most
of the dead were soldiers who
were targeted by the attacker. At
least eight others were wounded,
he said.
No one immediately claimed
responsibility.
Staff and wire reports
Venezuelans cheer
Trump’s warning
of ‘military option’
New sanctions
imposed to further
isolate Maduro
Waseem Abbasi
The Pakistani government is
willing to work closely with the
Trump administration to find a
political solution to end the war
in Afghanistan, the ambassador
to the United States pledged last
week.
Pakistani Ambassador Aizaz
Chaudhry said in an interview
with USA TODAY that the government will help promote peace
talks between the U.S.-backed Afghan government and rebel Taliban group “in whatever manner it
can.”
He said Pakistan would use its
considerable influence over the
Taliban to prod the insurgent
group to the negotiation table.
Chaudhry spoke after President Trump and Secretary of
State Rex Tillerson vowed this
week to step up pressure on Pakistan to work harder with its
neighbor to the west to end the
nearly 16-year-old war.
“Pakistan believes that there
should be peace talks with a clear
commitment of the government
of Afghanistan,” Chaudhry said
Wednesday, adding that his country has consistently supported
the need for an Afghan-led peace
process.
Pakistan has its own Taliban
movement fighting the government, but some agencies, such as
the Intelligence services, have
been accused by the U.S. and other governments of supporting the
Taliban in Afghanistan.
President Trump lashed out at
Pakistan last week, urging it to
stop giving sanctuary to “agents
of chaos, violence and terror.”
“We can no longer be silent about
Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organizations, the Taliban and
other groups that pose a threat to
the region and beyond,” he said.
Tuesday, Tillerson raised the
prospects of sanctions against Pa-
IN BRIEF
Venezuelan lawyer Mariu
Nieves said the U.S. military is her
country’s only hope to end its
economic and political crisis.
Nieves, 58, who lives on Margarita Island off the northeastern
coast of Venezuela, said the international community and Catholic
Church have made little progress
in stopping months of anti-government protests and President
Nicolás Maduro’s move away
from democracy toward more authoritarian rule.
“We wish and pray to God that
there will be a U.S. military intervention. We see it as a help, as an
SOS,” Nieves said.
Nieves said she worries about
her father being malnourished, as
well as the lack of food and low
salaries of Venezuelans. She’s
concerned for her friends in the
capital, Caracas, who say they
don’t venture out of their homes
for fear of being killed.
Vice President Pence visited a
Venezuelan enclave in South
Florida on Wednesday to discuss
the possibility of a U.S. military
intervention in the once oil-rich
country.
“The collapse of Venezuela, the
dictatorship, will drive more illegal migration, corroding our borders, burdening our economies,”
Pence said. “The collapse of Venezuela will ultimately endanger
the well-being of all who call the
Western Hemisphere home. We
cannot let that happen, we will
not let that happen.”
The visit happened after President Trump said this month that
the United States has “many options for Venezuela, including a
possible military option if necessary.”
Friday, Trump imposed new
sanctions on Venezuela to further
isolate the Maduro regime. The
fourth round of sanctions attempts to restrict U.S. financial
institutions from engaging in financial deals with the Venezuelan state-owned oil company
PDVSA.
The United States and European Union have publicly condemned the Maduro regime and
urged the Venezuelan government to restore democracy.
Instead, Maduro, 54, held a
vote last month to elect a new
Constituent Assembly to rewrite
the country’s constitution to give
him more authority.
The assembly bypassed the
congress dominated by opposition politicians.
After the controversial vote,
Trump said Aug. 11, “We have
troops all over the world in places
that are very far away. Venezuela
is not very far away, and the people are suffering, and they’re dying.”
A poll shortly after Trump’s remarks showed that 79% of Venezuelans favored U.S. military
intervention, and only 17% rejected it, according to the stateowned public television network
based in Caracas, Corporación
Venezolana de Televisión, or
VTV.
“We are desperate to get rid of
our government, and if that involves an intervention, then do it,
but do it now,” said Cynthia Cortés, a Venezuelan graphic designer who lives in Maryland. “The
faster we get rid of our drug-trafficking leaders the better.”
Cortés said Venezuelans hope
for international help, and even
though she dislikes Trump, she
appreciates his support on this
matter.
“Whoever is against Maduro I
will support,” she said.
Many other Venezuelans share
the same view, saying military intervention should be aimed at
Maduro and his government and
not an invasion of the country.
Venezuelan Defense Minister
Vladimir Padrino called Trump’s
remarks “an act of craziness” and
“supreme extremism.”
USA TODAY
MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
4A NEWS
DISASTER IN TEXAS
History’s
most
hellish
storms
in USA
Bart Jansen
@ganjansen
USA TODAY
Among the worst hurricanes to strike the USA, as
compiled by the Weather
Channel.
uGalveston
Hurricane, September 1900
The deadliest hurricane
in U.S. history hit Galveston
as a Category 4 storm and
pushed seas 20 feet above
normal. Eight thousand to
12,000 people died, and
damage was estimated at
$30 million.
uSouth Florida Hurricane, September 1928
This Category 5 storm
made landfall near West
Palm Beach after overrunning Puerto Rico. At least
2,500 people drowned, and
more than 1,700 homes
were destroyed.
uHurricane Katrina,
August 2005
Katrina, a broad Category
3 storm, killed nearly 2,000
people and caused $100 billion in damage, according to
the Federal Emergency
Management Agency. Katrina came ashore near Buras,
La., with a storm surge into
Mississippi estimated at 28
feet around Waveland and
Pass
Christian.
Water
pushed into Louisiana’s
Lake Pontchartrain, where
the surging water breached
levees to flood 80% of New
Orleans.
uMiami
Hurricane,
September 1926
The storm hit Miami
when residents of South
Florida were less familiar
with hurricanes. The Red
Cross said 372 people died
in the storm, which caused
$105 million damage.
uHurricane Andrew,
August 1992
Andrew was a small but
fierce storm that struck
South Florida as a Category
5 storm, then Louisiana as a
Category 3 hurricane. Intense winds damaged or destroyed 127,000 homes;
damage totaled $26 billion.
uHurricane Camille,
August 1969
Camille struck the Mississippi coast with winds that
knocked out the measuring
equipment and a record
storm surge of 24 feet, which
was later surpassed by Katrina. More than 140 people
died along the Gulf Coast.
uLabor Day Hurricane, September 1935
The small storm struck
the Florida Keys with 185mph winds and a 20-foot
storm surge. The combination killed 408 people, primarily World War I veterans
who were working in construction in the area, according to the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration.
uSuperstorm Sandy,
October 2012
The
massive
storm
packed fierce wind and sent
a storm surge across New
Jersey and New York. It
killed 72 people and damaged or destroyed 650,000
homes. The storm caused
about $65 billion in damage,
flooding streets and subway
lines and cutting power
around New York City.
uLong Island Hurricane, September 1938
The storm’s strong winds
and surging water enveloped
Fire Island on its way to inundate New England. The
storm killed 256 people.
Damage was estimated at
$306 million.
uHurricane Charley,
August 2004
The storm was the strongest to strike Florida since
Andrew, sweeping through
Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte before Myrtle Beach,
S.C. The toll: 10 deaths, $15
billion in damage.
For Houston, ‘worse than
the worst-case scenario’
v CONTINUED FROM 1A
addition to hundreds of state
emergency personnel aiding first
responders. He said 600 boats
helped rescue the stranded. The
Coast Guard said at least 16 helicopters were tapped for air rescues, and more were coming into
the area by Monday.
Convoys of buses and a mobile
hospital unit were on the way to
Houston and the Gulf Coast, as
were truckloads of food and volunteers, Abbott said. “They now
know the cavalry is coming,” the
governor said. “Our top priority is
to protect human life.”
Flooding overwhelmed the
Houston metropolitan area.
Scenes of families shuttled to
safety played out in scores of
neighborhoods. The Coast Guard
said it plucked more than 100
people from rooftops and conducted more than 2,000 multiperson rescues, its three-boat
teams searching block by block
for stranded residents.
“If you are in a flooding situation, stay calm, do not panic,” the
Coast Guard said in a statement.
“Do not go into the attic, rescuers
from the air cannot see you.”
The storm claimed at least two
lives, but it was too soon to know
the full extent of the death and
destruction as power and cellphone outages made communication difficult.
“The flooding in and around
America’s 4th most-populous city
is going to write world headlines
and set records for generations,”
tweeted meteorologist Roger Edwards of the National Weather
Service Storm Prediction Center.
President Trump tweeted support for the agencies battling the
disaster and planned to visit the
state Tuesday.
Under persistent, pounding
rains, some residents in Richmond, 20 miles south of Houston,
took refuge in a Red Cross shelter
inside a Catholic Church recreation center.
MORE HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED IN TEXAS AND LOUISIANA
Prolonged major flooding is expected from Harvey.
Some areas may receive more than 32 inches of rain.
To Thursday
(in inches)
16 to 24+
8 to 16
Dallas
Shreveport
Houston
TEXAS
2.3 million
Austin
947,890
4 to 8
MISS.
2 to 4
ALA.
LA.
City population
San Antonio
Galveston
1.5 million
47,743
New
Orleans
Gulf of Mexico
391,495
Corpus
Christi
Brownsville
Mexico
N
PRELIMINARY RAINFALL REPORTS
(From 8 am CT Saturday to
8 am CT Sunday (in inches):
Dayton, Texas
Houston (Pearland)
Galveston, Texas
Cleveland, Texas
Montgomery Co., Texas
Waller, Texas
25.00
20.84
19.04
15.43
14.72
14.07
SOURCE AccuWeather; As of Aug. 27
KARL GELLES AND FRANK POMPA, USA TODAY
Austin Herrera, 18, said the water on his family’s 10-acre property in nearby Guy, Texas, jumped
1½ feet overnight as water moccasins slithered under the house.
He ushered the horses and other
animals to higher ground, then
drove the six members of his family to a nearby church, where they
were then bused to the shelter.
“We’ve seen flooding before,”
Herrera said. “But never like this.”
As of Sunday, the Red Cross
shelter in Richmond, Texas, had
49 displaced residents. More
could be on the way, since Richmond and neighboring Rosenberg
sit on the banks of the Brazos River, which experienced catastrophic flooding just last year.
This event could match or surpass that, meteorologists said.
Some residents here were being bused in from another shelter
at the Chinese Community Center in Houston, which already
had filled to capacity, said Christine Bradley, the shelter manager.
“This is a whole new thing,”
she said. “It’s huge.”
Over the next few days, Harvey
is expected to produce total rain
accumulations of 5 to 15 inches
farther south toward the lower
Texas coast, farther west toward
the Texas Hill Country and farther east through southwest and
central Louisiana, the weather
service said.
Houston was the focal point of
the disaster. The National Weather Service said parts of Harris
County had been hit with more
than 20 inches of rain in
24 hours. Jeff Lindner, a meteorologist with the county Flood
Control District, called the rainfall totals “staggering.”
This is “worse than the worstcase scenario for Houston,”
tweeted WeatherBell meteorologist Ryan Maue.
Mayor Sylvester Turner said
emergency officials were overwhelmed with thousands of calls,
and he urged residents to not call
unless their situation was lifethreatening. He ordered the city’s
George R. Brown Convention
Center opened as a shelter.
Turner confirmed one death in
Houston, saying a woman
drowned trying to flee her car in
high water. Another death was reported in a house fire in coastal
Aransas County.
Turner defended the decision
not to call for evacuations before
the storm, saying it was too difficult to determine which areas of
the sprawling city of 2.3 million
people were likely to take the
worst hit. The entire city has seen
at least some flooding, he said:
“You give an order to evacuate,
you are creating a nightmare.”
Officials urged people to stay
off of the roads.
“It’s so dangerous that people
would give themselves the death
penalty,” said Houston Police
Chief Art Acevedo, who was out
with his officers making water
rescues Sunday. “Sad — breaks
your heart for our city and our
state,” Acevedo said. “But it’s
Texas. We’ll get through it.”
The storm made landfall Friday night in Aransas County,
southwest of Houston, as a furious Category 4 hurricane with
winds exceeding 130 mph.
Meteorologists were awed by
the scope of the damage.
Weather Channel meteorologist Greg Postel tweeted, “This
could easily be one of the worst
flooding disasters in U.S. history.”
Jervis reported for USA TODAY
from Houston; Homer for KHOU-TV
in Texas; Bacon for USA TODAY in
McLean, Va. Contributing: Julie Garcia,
Corpus Christi Caller Times; Doyle
Rice, USA TODAY; and John C. Moritz,
Austin Bureau
Texas’ travails are
‘just the beginning’
v CONTINUED FROM 1A
AccuWeather.
How bad will Harvey turn out
to be? Worse than Katrina? Than
Sandy? That was unanswerable
Sunday when the storm was forecast to drench the area for several
more days and harried officials
were unable to assess the extent,
much less the cost, of the damage.
“The point we’re trying to
make now is that this is just the
beginning of the flood,” said Patrick Burke of the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction
Center. “It’s still too early to say
how it will turn out.”
Officials and scientists did not
sound optimistic. Brock Long, director of the Federal Emergency
Management Agency, called Harvey “a landmark event” and said
Texas could take years to recover.
“This could easily be one of the
worst flooding disasters in U.S.
history,” tweeted Weather Channel meteorologist Greg Postel,
who said he could not think of a
comparable flood.
By dawn Sunday, Houston had
received more than 2 feet of rain,
and forecasts that afternoon said
15 to 25 more inches were possible over the next several days.
Some areas could get a total of as
much as 50 inches — the highest
ever in Texas from one storm.
Statistics aside, Harvey already
had the ingredients of a memorable disaster. Residents of greater
Houston, following official orders,
huddled on rooftops, waving flags
and waiting for rescue. A television station was forced to evacuate its offices and go off the air
because of rising floodwater.
Houston reported a backlog of
2,000 emergency calls.
Anderson said that as bad as
Harvey is, the storm probably
won’t measure up to Katrina in
2005 or Sandy in 2012 in regard
to national memory of natural
destruction.
If not, that’s only because those
two storms set such a high bar.
Katrina basically wiped out an
entire NFL market, scattering
New Orleans residents across
much of the nation.
It was the costliest natural disaster and one of the five deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history.
More than 1,200 people died. Total property damage was estimated at $108 billion, roughly four
times more than Hurricane Andrew caused when it hit South
Florida 25 years ago last week.
Sandy was dubbed a “superstorm” for good reason. It clob-
NICK OZA, USA TODAY NETWORK
Port Aransas, Texas, is left to pick up the pieces after Hurricane Harvey blew apart seaside businesses and houses.
bered the coast of the nation’s
largest metro area, from South
Jersey to eastern Long Island. It
was the second-costliest hurricane
in U.S. history (about $75 billion).
For Texans, Harvey evoked
memories of Tropical Storm Allison in 2001.
The storm dropped more than
40 inches in Texas — a record
that Harvey is likely to eclipse by
10 inches.
Experts said Katrina and
Sandy were particularly disastrous for reasons other than meteorological ones. The former
exposed the weaknesses in New
Orleans’ levee system, the latter
weaknesses in the New York re-
gion’s aging tunnels, rail lines and
other infrastructure.
The damage is still being repaired; soon, an entire subway
line, the L train connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn, will have
massive service reductions as a
result.
Anderson said that even if Harvey does not outdo its stiff competition for notoriety, it seems
well on its way into history.
“We’re all shaking our heads,
watching these pictures,” he said
of the scenes from Houston.
“Years from now, people will remember this.”
Contributing: Doyle Rice
Modest gas price increases will follow storm
Gulf Coast refineries
are still vulnerable,
analysts warn
Paul Davidson
@Pdavidsonusat
USA TODAY
Hurricane Harvey is likely to
lead to modest gasoline price increases across the USA, a top oil
analyst says, and further increases are possible if catastrophic rain and flooding in the
Houston area inflict additional
damage on refineries.
“There were fears this could be
a Katrina-like event,” says Tom
Kloza, global head of energy
analysis for the Oil Price Information Service. “This is not a Katrina-like event.”
Refineries in the Houston and
Corpus Christi areas shut down
before the storm hit Friday to
minimize damage. Kloza expects
Corpus Christi refineries to reopen within two to three days.
Less certain are the effects on the
Houston area, where 30 to 40
inches of rain is expected.
“We just don’t have a history
for that,” he says.
Although Houston-area refineries appear to have withstood
the brunt of the hurricane’s damage, Kloza says, much will depend
on the effect of further downpours and how quickly power is
restored.
Nationally, regular unleaded
gasoline averaged $2.36 a gallon
Sunday, up from $2.35 Saturday
and $2.33 a week ago.
Kloza says fallout from the
hurricane could push prices up
an additional 5 to 15 cents next
week as a surge in Labor Day
holiday demand collides with the
pullback in supply.
Pump prices that normally
would fall 25 cents after Labor
Day instead will probably stay elevated through September before
dropping, he predicts.
About one-third of the nation’s
refining capacity is in the Gulf
Coast region.
The Environmental Protection
Agency waived requirements for
refineries to make cleaner, summer-blend gasoline because of
the storm, which helped limit
price increases, Kloza says.
Darrin Newsom, senior analyst
with DTN, expects lingering damage to refineries to push prices up
more sharply, by 15 cents to 20
cents a gallon or more.
USA TODAY
MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
NEWS 5A
DISASTER IN TEXAS
Flood victims face long slog
MARK MULLIGAN, HOUSTON CHRONICLE, VIA AP
Buses are lined up in the center lanes of Interstate 59 to
keep them out of areas at risk
of being flooded in Houston.
Government
expects
recovery to
take years
Multiple agencies
converge at FEMA
to tackle disaster
Deborah Barfield Berry
@dberrygannett
USA TODAY
NICK OZA, USA TODAY NETWORK
A family photograph lies in the rubble of a trailer park that was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey in Port Aransas, Texas, a Gulf
Coast town. City officials worked to bring back basic services, so residents could return to survey what is left of their homes.
RICK JERVIS, USA TODAY
Flooding caused a road to collapse along FM 762 in Rosenberg,
Texas. The recovery from Harvey will probably take years.
President Trump told federal agencies to focus on saving lives.
JON SHAPLEY, HOUSTON CHRONICLE, VIA AP
Precinct 6 deputy constables, from left, Sgt. Paul Fernandez,
Sgt. Michael Tran and Sgt. Radha Patel rescue a woman from
rising water near Brays Bayou on Sunday.
For Rockport’s most vulnerable,
options to flee were painfully few
Poor, ill or elderly
in seaside town
ride out the storm
Rick Jervis
@mrRjervis
USA TODAY
ROCKPORT, TEXAS As Hurricane
Harvey grew and menaced from
the Gulf of Mexico, Barry Skipper
knew he should probably leave.
He had been through close calls
before and knew he was vulnerable in this seaside community.
But he didn’t have enough
money to leave, so he and his wife
hunkered down in their apartment, covering themselves with a
mattress in the shower as Harvey
mauled their roof.
On Saturday, Skipper picked
through the soggy remains inside
his roofless and splintered apartment, wondering what to do next.
“We just didn’t have the funds,”
said Skipper, 68, who is retired
and on disability. “The ball started rolling, and there was nothing
really we could do.”
Harvey, the first major hurricane to hit the United States in 12
years, left a swath of people like
Skipper in its wake: those on a
fixed income, infirmed or elderly
without the means to evacuate or
the wherewithal to seek shelter.
Harvey has been downgraded
to a tropical storm, but it continues to dump torrential rains in
the Houston area, flooding that
city, and is expected to return to
Rockport and the coast by
Thursday.
What to do with the most vulnerable residents is one of the
biggest challenges of any disaster
— before and after a storm hits.
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina displaced or killed scores of the
poorest residents of New Orleans
and the Gulf Coast.
RICK JERVIS, USA TODAY
Barry Skipper of Rockport, who is retired and on disability,
saw Harvey rip the roof off his one-bedroom apartment.
“We just didn’t have the funds.
The ball started rolling, and there
was nothing really we could do.”
Barry Skipper, 68,
who was not able to evacuate
In Texas, county and city officials urged residents to evacuate
as Harvey intensified in the gulf
to a Category 4 storm Friday and
took aim at the Texas coast.
Officials couldn’t force residents to leave, even under mandatory evacuation orders, but the
vast majority were motivated to
get out, said Nueces County
Judge Loyd Neal, whose area includes nearby Port Aransas and
Corpus Christi but not Rockport.
“We asked people to get out of
harm’s way early on,” he said.
“Thank goodness thousands did.”
Lois Riley, 61, said she watched
with growing angst as Harvey intensified. She would have liked to
have heeded the urging of local
officials to leave Rockport but
also didn’t have the money or a
place to go. “I’m on a fixed income, and this is the end of the
month,” she said.
When she called 211 to inquire
about shelters, she was told repeatedly to call back, Riley said.
So she and a friend took shelter in
her two-bedroom home, huddling
in her bedroom as Harvey’s winds
punched holes in her roof, disintegrated the front porch and exploded a front window. Water
poured in.
“It was horrible,” Riley said.
As Harvey tore apart homes,
residents began retreating to the
Live Oak Learning Center, an elementary school that had been
converted into a shelter. Christina Tucker, 30, a waitress in Rockford, checked into the shelter
Friday.
Not feeling anyone was in
charge, she deputized a group of
other evacuees into volunteer
squads and began delegating
tasks, such as creating a sign-in
sheet, assigning cots and organizing meals.
“We had individuals,” she said,
“but no organization.”
Soon, some of Rockport’s sickest and elderly residents were
streaming into the school. By Saturday afternoon, 129 people had
checked into the shelter. One of
them, Sharon Simmons, 53, arrived with her husband, Charles
Simmons, 70, an amputee who
needs regular dialysis.
When the power went out Friday night, Sharon Simmons began panicking. “He has to have
dialysis or he is going to die,” she
said.
She said she would have preferred to leave Rockport as Harvey intensified but didn’t have the
means. Their house was pummeled by the storm, which forced
them to the shelter.
“My truck is smashed and my
house is gone,” Sharon Simmons
said. “What do I do now?”
By Saturday afternoon, teams
from the Texas Department of
Public Safety, Texas Medical
Emergency Medical Task Force
and other local and state agencies
were arriving to deal with the
evacuees. Many were being transferred to Austin on large tour
buses.
Helping storm victims rebuild
their lives will bring more challenges for lower-income and elderly residents, who often lack
the insurance or means to rebuild
on their own.
Asked what he will do next,
Skipper shrugged. Getting new
clothes and a new home will take
money he doesn’t have.
“FEMA will get here eventually, I suppose,” he said, referring to
the federal disaster agency. “Until
then, we’ll just wait.”
WASHINGTON Federal emergency officials said Sunday they’re
braced to help with recovery efforts for years to come in Texas
and other states hit hard by Hurricane Harvey.
“This disaster is going to be a
landmark event,” Federal Emergency Management Agency chief
Brock Long said on CNN Sunday.
“We’re setting up and gearing up
for the next couple of years.”
As Harvey continued to slam
Texas and head toward Louisiana,
federal officials said they’re partnering with local and state officials to help residents facing
severe flooding. At least two people were killed by Sunday.
The White House released a
summary of a conference call
President Trump held with Cabinet officials, saying Trump “continued to stress his expectation
that all departments and agencies
stay fully committed to supporting the governors of Texas and
Louisiana and his No. 1 priority of
saving lives.”
In a huge room at the FEMA
headquarters — a few blocks from
the U.S. Capitol — nearly 200
workers packed the room for
Sunday’s afternoon shift.
They came from different parts
of the federal government, including the military, the Department of Transportation and the
Environmental Protection Agency. They came to help with everything from shipping extra
supplies to Texas and Louisiana
to tracking environmental concerns from the floodwaters.
There were also workers from
outside the government, including relief groups such as the
American Red Cross.
It was the third day the mezzanine at FEMA’s headquarters remained a 24/7 emergency
command center set up to respond to the disaster devastating
Texas.
There’s no telling when the National Response Coordination
Center will revert back to a room
holding a few analysts keeping a
watchful eye for emergencies
across the country.
Federal officials warn the danger is far from over. White House
homeland security and counterterrorism adviser Tom Bossert
said rain is expected to continue
upward of 30 inches.
“Let’s not lose our focus on
how bad this still is,” he said on
CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he
talked to Trump several times, as
well as his Cabinet members and
Long.
“We’re getting absolutely everything we need,’’ he said on
CNN. “We’re having a White
House that is being very responsive, very concerned about the
people of Texas and a tremendous help to us.”
Long said FEMA learned from
its mistakes after Hurricane Katrina, which left nearly 2,000
dead and devastated the region 12
years ago.
“This event is nothing like Katrina,’’ he said. “This is completely different. This is a storm that
the United States has not seen
yet.”
William Booher, FEMA’s director of public affairs, said, “I think
we need to set the expectation
that this is going to be going on
for a while, not just the rain and
the flooding but the recovery effort is going to be going on for
weeks, months and probably even
years.”
USA TODAY
MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
6A NEWS
YOUR SAY
Tracking the nation’s conversation
PRESIDENTIAL PARDON
Arpaio sets a bad
precedent for officers
LETTERS
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AMERICA’S LEADER
Would you say that
President Trump has
good leadership skills?
It’s no secret that
former Arizona sheriff
Joe Arpaio, the so-called America’s toughest sheriff, has blatantly disregarded the Equal
Protection Clause, a part of
Fourteenth Amendment, that
took effect in 1868 and provides that no state shall deny to
any person within its jurisdiction “the equal protection of
the laws.”
Sadly, Arpaio as a sheriff
flouted this sacrosanct clause
by using high-handed tactics in
enforcing law by illegally and
systematically discriminating
against Latinos and other minorities, and disregarded the
court orders. In fact, Arpaio
was convicted of contempt of
court. And in this case, the
offense went beyond the realm
of presidential pardon — morally if not legally. This sends a
wrong message to law enforcement across the nation.
Disregarding court orders is
an insult to the rule of law, the
bedrock of our judiciary system
and the supreme guardian of
our democracy. I’m afraid this
unprecedented pardon may be
construed as an open license to
act more as vigilantes than
enforcers of law and order. The
nation’s law enforcement machinery will assume immunity
and act with impunity by trampling the rule of law condoned
and pardoned by the president.
This is the ultimate nightmare
feared by the minorities who
having lost trust, may now be
bracing for worse to come.
Democrats
Joe Arpaio was accused of a lot
of things. That’s what happens
when you enforce the law under
an administration that demands
law enforcement do the opposite.
But in the end, the only “crime”
Arpaio was convicted for was
failure to obey a court order. Not
racial profiling. Not violating
people’s civil rights. Not anything
but failure to obey a court order.
Republicans
YES:
8%
79%
39%
Total
Texans need help, but
also common sense
Regardless of how you feel
about President Trump and this
ex-sheriff, law enforcement officers must obey the orders of the
court. Our legal system works only
when everyone understands his
role and respects the role of others. A sheriff ignoring a court order
is not acceptable under any circumstances. Our legal system and
entire government work only if we
respect what is written on paper,
our Constitution, laws, court orders, among others.
91%
19%
59%
Total
CHRISTOPHER WEYANT, THE HILL, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM
Bill Wilson
NO:
SOURCE Quinnipiac University Poll conducted
Aug. 9-15 of 1,361 registered voters. Margin of
error is ±3.4 percentage points.
KARL GELLES, USA TODAY
TWITTER
@USATOPINION
Our followers shared their
thoughts on President
Trump pardoning Joe Arpaio.
Hurricane Harvey fueled historic rains and devastating
flooding across a wide swath
of East Texas.
If you really want to help
these victims, send money!
If you know someone who is
impacted, send the money directly to them rather than a
GoFundMe page. Additionally,
the Salvation Army is one of the
best charitable organizations
because its administrative fees
are among the lowest.
Also, say a prayer for these
people who have been impacted by this storm.
When a high percentage of
undocumented immigrants in
Arizona are Mexicans, how would
liberals prefer the roundup of
criminals without racial profiling?
Trump is right, Arpaio is an American patriot.
@tbone_usa
Welcome to the future, where
epic floods become common
occurrence. As a nation, we are
fully unprepared. Our infrastructure is inadequate and cannot
handle these natural disasters.
But, by all means, keep scrubbing climate change from all
government resources. That will
fix it for sure.
When all weather forecasters
are using terms like “catastrophic,” “unprecedented,” “monster
storm,” “strong possibility of
feets of rain,” along with the fact
that most of the area was declared a national state of emergency before the storm hit —
with the urging of evacuation —
yet some people decided to stay
only to scream help later they
have to be somewhat derelict in
their abilities to recognize danger.
These people should be kept
in a facility that protects them
from harming themselves and
others who have to risk their
lives in rescue operations.
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Augusta, Ga.
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Bakersfield, Calif.
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Columbia, S.C.
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Corpus Christi, Texas
Dayton, Ohio
Daytona Beach, Fla.
Des Moines, Iowa
Duluth, Minn.
Durham, N.C.
El Paso, Texas
Fairbanks, Alaska
Flagstaff, Ariz.
Fargo, N.D.
Fort Myers, Fla.
Fort Smith, Ark.
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Islip, N.Y.
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Jacksonville, Fla.
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Key West, Fla.
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Laredo, Texas
Lexington, Ky.
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Little Rock, Ark.
Long Beach, Calif.
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Manchester, N.H.
Memphis, Tenn.
Milwaukee
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Modesto, Calif.
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TUE
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sunny
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SEATTLE
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TUE
WED
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sunny
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warm
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sunny
78/58
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TUE
WED
AQI Moderate
AQI Moderate
AQI Moderate
AQI Good
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Savannah, Ga.
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Shreveport, La.
Sioux Falls, S.D.
South Bend, Ind.
Spokane, Wash.
Springfield, Mo.
Springfield, Ill.
St. Louis
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Syracuse, N.Y.
Tallahassee, Fla.
Tampa, Fla.
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Tucson, Ariz.
Tupelo, Miss.
Tulsa, Okla.
Virginia Beach, Va.
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t Thunderstorms
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Pensacola, Fla.
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USA TODAY
MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
NEWS 7A
OPINION
TODAY’S DEBATE ‘ELECTION INTEGRITY’ PANEL
Our view
54 years after ‘Dream’ speech,
voting rights still under assault
As the 2018 and 2020 elections
approach, federal and state officials ought to be scrambling for
ways to prevent a repeat of Russian interference or other meddling in American democracy.
Instead, many are on an obsessive hunt to eradicate phantom
problems, such as supposedly
massive fraud by non-citizens
and people voting in two states.
The upshot is that 54 years after
Martin Luther King appealed for
voting rights in his “I Have a
Dream” speech, those rights remain under assault:
uRestrictive laws approved by
Republican legislatures have targeted minorities and poor people
by, among other things, demanding specific forms of identification that few have. A federal
appeals court overturned North
Carolina’s law, finding that it targeted African Americans “with almost surgical precision.” Last
week in Texas, a federal judge
ruled that the state’s voter ID law
is discriminatory and illegal.
uA Presidential Advisory
Commission on Election Integrity, created in May, seems focused
on the president’s absurd claim
that he lost the popular vote only
because as many as 5 million illegal votes were cast. Never mind
that the president’s own lawyers
previously argued against a recount in Michigan, stating in a
court filing: “All available evidence suggests that the 2016 gen-
Jon Gabriel
P
resident Trump asked
the crowd last week at
his Phoenix rally, “Was
Sheriff Joe convicted for
doing his job?” Had the hall been
filled with an accurate cross section of Arpaio’s former constituents, the answer would have been
a resounding “no.”
Nevertheless, Trump pardoned
the ex-sheriff on Friday, though
he had not been sentenced and
had shown zero remorse for his
crime.
America’s
self-proclaimed
“toughest sheriff” was convicted
of criminal contempt of court last
month after refusing to obey
court orders. This most recent legal battle involved numerous federal attempts to get Arpaio to
stop racially profiling residents of
Maricopa County.
Not only did Arpaio refuse, he
bragged about it: “Nobody is
higher than me. I am the elected
sheriff by the people. I don’t serve
any governor or the president.”
CHIP SOMODEVILLA, GETTY IMAGES
Students reciting “I Have a
Dream” last year.
eral election was not tainted by
fraud or mistake.”
Certainly, easily obtainable IDs
are a good way to ensure that voters are valid. And any fraudulent
voting should be investigated and
prosecuted. But instances of such
fraud are rare. Voter fraud
shouldn’t be confused with the
millions of people who move, fail
to notify election officials at their
old address and end up registered
in two places. Others divide their
time between homes in different
states and are registered in both.
But few try to use either circumstance to vote twice.
Despite that, some states have
purged thousands of voters in legally dubious moves. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals struck
down Ohio’s purge of voters
whose only sins were failing to
vote for six years and not responding to notice that they might be
removed from the registration
rolls. The case is now heading to
the Supreme Court.
Last October, a federal panel in
the 10th Circuit blocked the Kansas law, which required people
registering at motor vehicle offices to document their citizenship — a mandate that violates
federal law.
Appeals
Judge
Jerome
Holmes, a George W. Bush appointee, wrote that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who
championed the measure, has
“shown only three cases of noncitizens actually voting.” Yet the
state denied more than 18,000
citizens the right to vote. That,
the court found, is “mass denial
of a fundamental constitutional
right.”
Who does Trump pick to cochair his commission? Kris Kobach. That decision tainted the
commission from the start.
All this overblown talk of voter
fraud shakes people’s confidence
in democratic elections. In a nation where four in 10 eligible voters did not vote in 2016, the
government should be working to
get more people to vote, not to
find ways to turn voters away.
Hans von Spakovsky
Ensuring the security of the
American election process is a
worthy goal for the Advisory
Commission on Election Integrity. As the Supreme Court said
in 2008 when it upheld Indiana’s voter ID law, the U.S. has a
long and well-documented history of election fraud, and
fraud could make the difference in a close election.
We will review
host of concerns
The “honor” system we have
for voter registration and voting is unreliable. The Heritage
Foundation maintains a database of almost 1,100 proven
cases of election fraud. Millions
of deceased individuals remain
registered. Others are registered in multiple states.
Many of these are administrative errors, but some involve
fraud. How big is that problem
and what steps should states
take? We don’t know, because
there hasn’t been any comprehensive study of these issues.
But we certainly have indications of the extent of the problem. A recent report from the
Government
Accountability
Institute, comparing voter registration lists and voter
histories in just 21 states, found
almost 8,500 individuals who
illegally voted in more than one
state in the 2016 election. GAI
estimated as many at 45,000
individuals in all 50 states may
have voted more than once.
Another recent report from
the Public Interest Legal Foundation found more than 5,500
non-citizens who had been removed from voter registration
rolls in Virginia. They had cast
almost 7,500 ballots in a state
in which two attorney general
races within the past 12 years
were decided by fewer than
1,000 votes. There is other evidence that non-citizens are illegally registering and voting in
other parts of the country.
At its first meeting, the commission decided it would take a
comprehensive look at a host of
concerns, including outdated
voting equipment, cybersecurity and the high disenfranchisement of our overseas military
voters. The aim is to improve
the election process for all voters. Who could possibly oppose
such a goal?
Hans von Spakovsky, a senior
legal fellow at the Heritage
Foundation, is a member of the
Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.
Harvey will
ARPAIO IS NO Hurricane
test Trump’s leadership
CONSERVATIVE
AND NO HERO
James Lee Witt
Contempt of court conviction was tip of an
iceberg of misdeeds my sheriff committed
PLAYING A CONSERVATIVE
Many conservatives outside of
Arizona celebrated his headlinegrabbing antics, but they don’t
know the real story. I’m a conservative Maricopa County resident
who has lived under Arpaio
throughout his decades-long
reign. Arpaio was never a conservative; he just played one on TV.
I saw his love of racial profiling
firsthand, especially on my daily
commutes through the tiny Hispanic community of Guadalupe.
When conducting these “sweeps,”
helicopters buzzed houses, an 18wheeler marked “Mobile Command Center” was planted in the
center of town, and countless
sheriff’s deputies stood on the
roadsides, peering into the cars
rolling by. Being Caucasian, I was
always waved through. The drivers ahead and behind me weren’t
so lucky.
Washington’s laxity in border
enforcement led many right-ofcenter Americans to appreciate
more robust enforcement, even
when it regularly included authoritarian scenes such as the
one in Guadalupe. But even if you
turn a blind eye to the human
cost of such race-based enforcement, Arpaio’s other misdeeds
are legion.
During one three-year period,
his Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office didn’t properly investigate
more than 400 alleged sex
crimes, many of them involving
child molestation.
In all, the department improperly cleared as many as 75% of
cases without arrest or investigation, a fact outlined in a scathing
Opposing view
‘Honor’ system
is unreliable
NICK OZA, THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC
Joe Arpaio discusses his pardon from President Trump.
report by the conservative Gold- not guilty.
The sheriff's department miswater Institute.
When local journalists delved spent $100 million on Arpaio’s
into Arpaio’s dealings, he had pet projects, and wasted up to
them arrested, a move that ulti- $200 million in taxpayer money
mately cost taxpayers $3.75 mil- on lawsuits. Yet he still found
lion. We paid $3.5 million more money to send a deputy to Haafter the sheriff wrongfully ar- waii to look for President Obarested a county supervisor who ma’s birth certificate.
had been critical of him.
About the same time, Arpaio 10-POINT DEFEAT
sought charges against another All these antics, and many more,
supervisor, a county board mem- finally persuaded Maricopa
ber, the school superintendent, County voters to oust the sheriff
four Superior Court Judges and by a whopping 10-point margin.
several county employees. All of They selected his Democratic opthese were cleared by the courts ponent, despite choosing Trump
and also resulted in hefty taxpay- by 3 points in the same election.
er-funded settlements for his
Convicting Arpaio of contempt
targets.
of court is similar to busting Al
As a U.S. District Court judge Capone on tax evasion. It was
presided over a civil contempt merely the tip of the iceberg conhearing, Arpaio’s attorney hired a sidering his numerous violations
private detective to investigate of the public trust.
the judge’s wife.
The sheriff bragged in a TV inOn the pretext of going after an terview that he would “never give
alleged cache of illegal weapons, a in to control by the federal govMaricopa SWAT team burned ernment.” Unsurprisingly, Arpaio
down an upscale suburban Phoe- ran to the federal government for
nix home and killed the occu- help when he found himself in lepants’ 10-month-old dog. There gal trouble. And he got it, from a
were no illegal arms, so they ar- president who is just as commitrested the resident on traffic ted to truth, justice, the rule of
citations.
law, conservative principles and
Arpaio’s staff concocted an his oath of office. That is, not very
imaginary assassination attempt committed at all.
on the sheriff, presumably for
news coverage. Taxpayers had to
Jon Gabriel is editor in chief of
pay the framed defendant Ricochet.com and a columnist for
$1.1 million after he was found The Arizona Republic.
Presidents using their voices to
help America through natural disasters is now standard. It’s expected. As natural disasters
increase in frequency and size
due to climate change and are
coupled with wall-to-wall news
coverage, presidents must use the
bully pulpit to prepare a new generation for this new normal.
President Trump, facing his
first historic national disaster, has
already started speaking up and
saying some of the right things.
After the storm, it is also important for the president to go to the
scene as soon as practical. The
White House has said he will visit
on Tuesday.
Trump’s trip will help reassure
Texans that the resources of the
federal government will be there
— and stay there — for as long as
they are needed in the recovery
and rebuilding stages. His visit
will also be critical to the morale
of relief workers, who need to
know that Washington has their
backs as the long process unfolds.
A presidential visit often brings
together officials from different
jurisdictions who would not normally be communicating.
Trump appointed Brock Long
to lead the Federal Emergency
Management Agency. Long is an
excellent and experienced choice
who knows what buttons to push,
and when, to get things done. It is
Long’s day-to-day responsibility
to support local and state efforts
to house and feed those who cannot go home and get the lights
turned back on, the toilets working, the roads cleared and the
schools open.
This is a long process. We are
still recovering from Hurricane
Katrina 12 years later.
Part of the new normal is also
helping prepare our nation for
the effects of climate change. The
president needs to talk about redesigning
infrastructure
in
storm-vulnerable areas in ways
that allow them to withstand
storms, not merely endure them.
We need to hear about mitigation: how we can move our building and planning efforts away
from the endless damage-thenrepair cycle to a reflexive practice
of building new and improving
existing infrastructure.
We must also educate adults
and children alike on how to prepare for and then cope with this
new normal. These events traumatize both equally, and parents
focusing on getting a home back
in order often do not recognize
the stresses that impact kids.
Over the past year, I’ve been
working with The Hero in You
Foundation to develop a free, interactive system designed for
children, one that offers safety
tips and coping devices when it
comes to natural disasters.
As Americans have coped with
domestic natural disasters, the
role of the president has long
been one-dimensional.
Today, with larger storms and
natural events becoming the new
normal, the president has an opportunity to lead in different and
more substantive ways.
Today, Trump can and must be
the voice of calm leading recovery
efforts. But to fully embrace his
role, tomorrow Trump must also
lead our nation in preparing for
the new challenges brought by
climate change.
James Lee Witt is a former
White House Cabinet member and
director of FEMA. He is the CEO
of Witt Global Partners.
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Seduction Motorsports’ tribute
to the 550 Spyder includes
period-correct touches such as
a wooden Nardi steering wheel
and a circular rear mirror.
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Daniel Verwers, founder of Seduction Motorsports in Chandler, Ariz., builds artful recreations of the iconic Porsche 550 Spyder.
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While much of
the automotive world is fixated
on the arrival of the 21st-century’s first commercial self-driving
car, Daniel Verwers is living back
in 1955.
The 31-year-old self-taught engineer and former amateur racer
spends his days building artful
recreations of one of Porsche’s
most iconic sports cars, the 550
Spyder.
Built in small numbers in the
mid-’50s, the 550 effectively
launched the German company
into the forefront of international
racing with its nimble handling
and light weight. Its fame was so-
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Another
company,
Pur Sang
of southern
California,
builds replicas of the
Bugatti Type
35 racer.
Hospitals, practices
had more breaches
than ever last year
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Fastest-growing
benefit
44%
of human resources
professionals say
their company
provides or
subsidizes the
cost of replacing
a regular desk with
a standing desk, up
from 13% in 2013.
SOURCE 2017 Society for Human Resource
Management Employee Benefits Survey of
2,760 human resources professionals
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your personal data at risk
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lidified when actor James Dean
died in his 550 on the way to a
race near Salinas, Calif., in 1955.
With only around 100 ever
made, a real 550 costs big bucks:
Porsche collector Jerry Seinfeld
recently sold his for $5.3 million.
You might be able to spot a
genuine 550 in tony places such
as last weekend’s annual car-apalooza, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on California’s
Monterey Peninsula. But at that
kind of stratospheric value, maybe not.
Enter Verwers and his company Seduction Motorsports, which
for around $50,000 will build you
a meticulous 550 replica that
looks the part and actually handles a bit better than the original,
thanks to a 2017-era suspension.
“You could drive into a Car and
Coffee gathering in a $300,000
Ferrari, and I’d be willing to bet
you’d get more heads turning at
this car,” says Verwers. “It’s just
not something you see everyday,
because new ones are off in
someone’s collection. It makes
people smile.”
Verwers has built more than
30 over the past few years —
among his repeat customers is
car-crazed Intel CEO Brian
Krzanich — and his waiting list is
growing. While he mainly delivers completed cars, around 20%
of buyers opt for a body and running gear and handle the powerplant addition in their home
garages.
Verwers’ tributes — like everyone in this line of work, he
doesn’t market them as being in
any way connected to Porsche,
and the cars come stripped of all
such badging — take at least six
months to assemble. The main
option is either a more traditional
Volkswagen Type I air-cooled engine in back, good for around 160
hp, or a water-cooled, turbocharged Subaru engine for even
more power.
Replica cars occupy an increasingly popular niche as a result of
two trends.
First, cars today are increasingly mobile computers, devoid of
the driving satisfaction inherent
in the entirely mechanical era
from 50 or more years ago.
And second, the value of most
legendary old sports cars is skyrocketing, which makes owners
loathe to drive them.
“They used to be a rarity, but
you go to an outing like (the annual) Hot August Nights meet-up
in Reno, and you’ll see more and
more replica cars there among
the real muscle cars,” says Dean
Hornbacher, president of the
Replica Car Club and owner of a
replica Cobra that he spent years
building at home.
“I’m 66, and back when I was
young, we knew all about fixing
our own cars, which isn’t the case
now,” he says. “But even though
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Are we sharing too much of
our personal health data?
It’s a question worth asking
after massive breaches of our
personal health data in recent
years and reports that, even in
low-tech settings like a hospital
waiting room, privacy protocols
are faulty.
According to the health trade
publication HIPAA Journal,
more hospitals and doctors’
practices reported breaches in
2016 than in any other year
since the Department of Health
and Human Services’ Office of
Civil Rights, which collects data
on leaks, started publishing
breach summaries in 2009.
Among the latest leaks: BronxLebanon Hospital Center in New
York City left patients’ names,
home addresses, medical and
mental health diagnoses, addiction histories, HIV statuses and
even sexual assault and domestic
violence reports exposed online.
The culprit: A misconfigured
backup server that stored the
medical data.
Two years ago, Anthem
notified 80 million customers
that their personal health information may have been stolen after the insurer was hit by a
sophisticated cyberattack.
Make no mistake, those vast
databases give health care providers a comprehensive view of their
patients’ health, an advantage
that easily could be lifesaving in
an emergency. The down side is
those databases put our most private information at risk for exposure.
Hospitals, insurers, doctors
and government agencies didn’t
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7. DRIVE A SAFE CAR.
As an old financial goat, I often
get questions about aging from
clients, seminar attendees and
readers. I’ve no wondrous wisdom, but here are my 11 most offered tips that I sense few
undertake:
When I was young, I hot-rodded.
Now I know I can’t drive as well
as I could (or thought I could).
Time is against you. It only takes
one idiot to ruin your life. That
idiot could be you. My wife and
kids were saved by her Volvo in
the 1980s in a head-on with a
drunk. I came to love Volvo real
fast. Cars are even safer now. Opt
against the road idiot.
1. FINANCE A LONG LIFE.
8. BUILD A CASH CUSHION.
cause they owned illiquid assets
that were impossible to price. If
you aren’t rich, obsessing over exactly what you’re worth makes
even less sense. Your sense of net
worth is just a planning tool for
the future.
10. HAVE A BACKUP HELPER.
Whether it’s you, a loved one or a
professional, be clear who should
oversee your finances if your first
choice can’t. A decision made in
haste and emotion could be an
expensive one.
11. REMEMBER: ANGER SLAYS.
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You’ll likely live longer than you
expect. In 1952, expectancy averaged 68.6 years. By 2006, it was
77.8. If you and your spouse are
65, odds favor one of you hitting
90. Maybe older! Invest as if you’ll
reach that milestone. Doing otherwise invites aged poverty. Little
is more brutal.
topic of support comes up, and
you didn’t plan in advance, you
will be too emotional and likely
overgive or undergive. Planning
early saves relationships later.
2. DECIDE ON FAMILY LIMITS.
It saves money, makes life more
manageable and eases future burdens on offspring.
Before it arises, decide with your
spouse the limits on what you
will and won’t do to support family members. Too much or too little causes bad outcomes. If the
3. CONSIDER DOWNSIZING.
4. CONSIDER UPSIZING.
It allows for big gatherings and
room for lots of grandkids. Nega-
Maybe you can coerce your kids
to do more for you. And if your
kids are good, you will want them
helping you as you age. All good.
Not everyone is highly disciplined
about spending and planning. If
you suffer a big gap between
plans and realities, it causes anxiety — which makes for worse investors and hence worse results.
Create an extra cushion year by
year so at the end you aren’t trying to catch the ball with extremely shaky hands.
6. INVOLVE KIDS IN CHOICES.
9. DON’T FRET OVER WORTH.
This requires that they are up to
it. But the more you can do this,
the less hostility will arise over
time. And, as per above, you likely
J. Paul Getty, when America’s
richest man, famously said that
really rich people hadn’t a close
clue what they were worth be-
tives are higher cost and extra upkeep.
5. MOVE CLOSER TO KIDS.
I got huge peace of mind when a
psychologist buddy taught me to
live my actions as if I’d live forever and my emotions as if I knew
I’d be dead in 30 days. Every time
I get angry, I ask myself if I’d
waste time over “this” if I knew I
had only 30 days to live. I never
do. It’s calming. Anger slays investors and you.
Ken Fisher is the founder and executive
chairman of Fisher Investments, author of 11 books, four of which were
“New York Times” best sellers, and is
No. 184 on the Forbes 400 list of richest
Americans. Follow him on Twitter
@KennethLFisher.
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Dean Hornbacher, president of the Replica Car Club, takes the wheel of his replica Shelby Cobra, which he spent years building. Original Cobras fetch millions, but kits start at $20,000.
Replica cars
offer real feel
without ‘guilt’
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most of the people with these
cars have gray hair, you’re starting to see some interest from
younger folks who are just
fascinated.”
Consider the case of Pur Sang,
a southern California-based company whose main workshops are
in Argentina. Pur Sang builds
wildly accurate recreations of legendary racing cars from Bugatti
and Alfa Romeo, circa 1930.
Today, a Bugatti Type 35 Grand
Prix machine could set you back
more than $3 million, if you were
lucky enough to find one at auction. While Pur Sang commercial
director John Bothwell won’t say
precisely how much his vehicles
cost — “You can assume it’s less
than the price of restoring a real
one” — he’s seeing growing interest from buyers that go well beyond the traditional Baby
Boomer market.
“I’m proselytizing to the
younger generation, guys who
may buy a new (Porsche) 918
Spyder but quickly see that
they’re not offering a truly analog
driving experience,” says Bothwell, who grew up in a family of
pre-war car nuts and decided to
use Argentinian craftsmen because of their skills in the oftenlost arts of panel beating and
hand-craftsmanship.
“You drive a Bugatti, whether a
real one or one of mine, at 70
mph and you feel like you’re in a
spaceship,” he says. “You’re part
of the machine, nothing is
automated.”
Pur Sang’s customer list also
includes well-heeled collectors
who have the real thing but don’t
want to risk being the ones who
totaled a multimillion-dollar museum piece while wheeling
around a track, he says.
“There are plenty of vintage
car races these days, but no one
really flogs their cars the way racers did back in the day, and why
should they?” says Bothwell. “But
that’s why I say the true future of
historic racing is in high-quality
recreations, which give you the
feeling of the real car but without
pay “much attention to privacy
and security” in their rapid efforts to digitize a lot of health data and aggregate it electronically,
says Lee Tien, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier
Foundation, a digital liberties
non-profit.
Even the choice of paper envelopes can make your private
health data public to unwanted
views. Insurer Aetna recently
told its customers that it was
aware of a late July “privacy
breach” after it mailed prescription information in envelopes
with large, clear plastic windows.
Two legal groups representing individuals with HIV had notified
Aetna after the patients received
envelopes exposing their participation in HIV prevention or
treatment programs.
DREW PHILLIPS FOR PUR SANG
The interior of the Pur Sang tribute to the Bugatti Type 35 is
entirely hand-crafted aluminum, wood and leather.
the guilt.”
Replicas could well start booming soon because of creeping interest
by
collectors
and
Millennials in search of a retro
thrill. Helping the cause is the
Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015, which
gave a federal blessing to anyone
making fewer than 325 turn-key
cars celebrating real vehicles that
are at least 25 years old.
“The law recognizes the unique
challenges faced by companies
that produce a small number of
custom cars,” says the Specialty
Equipment Manufacturers Association, which had lobbied for the
law for two years.
“There a few dozen companies
out there that were waiting for
this green light, because they
want to respond to not just
Boomers who grew up with these
cars, but a growing number of
younger consumers who are
starting to get intrigued by replicas,” says Stuart Gosswein, SEMA’s senior director of federal
government affairs.
Among the companies poised
to take advantage of the new law
is Factory Five, which for years
has done a brisk business selling
engine-less kits for Shelby Cobras, perhaps one of the most celebrated American sports cars of
all time, a winning partnership
between racer Carroll Shelby,
Ford and British builder AC.
Today, real Cobras sell for millions — the very first Cobra was
hammered down for $13 million
at auction last year. For $20,000,
Factory Five will outfit you with
the parts needed to build a Cobra,
but not make it run. Starting
soon, however, founder Dave
Smith plans to offer turn-key replicas under the new law for
around $60,000.
“You’d think our business
should be falling off in an age of
iPhones and digital everything,
but it’s not,” says Smith.
“This isn’t just about nostalgia.
It’s about having something that’s
beautiful but that you can also
work on. Tinkering with cars is
just part of the core of the American experience. In fact, I bet this
gets more popular the closer we
get to autonomous cars.”
Spending a few hours in Verwers faux-550 shop just east of
Phoenix is indeed a trip back in
time. About six cars sit in various
states of undress, from simple,
unpainted fiberglass bodies to
cars that are ready to be trucked
to their new owners.
Verwers has various subcontractors who handle various aspects of the build, and he makes
sure the final assembly is up to
his picky standards. “You could
probably get a replica 550 Spyder
for less, but I’m interested in selling something special that will
last,” he says.
On a ride around the warehouse district near the Seduction
Motorsports garage, the Verwersbuilt 550 appears to summon up
most of the magic of its rare
namesake. There’s brisk acceleration, sharp handling and a roarin-the-ears experience that
would likely delight the men who
drove Porsche’s original giant killer. “Does it get better than this?”
Verwers asks.
As scary as these examples are,
the solution isn’t to stop seeking
medical treatment. Patients can
take some steps to protect their
data and their privacy.
One thing to do is a reference
check on your insurer, hospital or
health care provider by visiting
the Office of Civil Rights’ list of
providers that have experienced
breaches, sometimes referred to
as the “Wall of Shame.” Since July
1 alone, 35 breaches have been reported and are under investigation affecting more than 850,000
individuals.
You can also report basic human negligence to a hospital or
physician practice’s privacy officer if you experience the low-tech
ways privacy breaches happen —
from a computer printout left in a
trash can or a computer screen
left visible to anyone with a decent pair of eyes.
Patients can also demand their
hospital or doctor follow these
best practices:
uIn the waiting room, limit
the information asked for on a
sign-in sheet (for instance, don’t
ask the reason for their appointment).
uInstead of calling someone
out loud by their full name, only
use their first name and the initial of their last name.
uIf there’s a board listing
names, use the same protocol.
Here’s one story that didn’t
have to happen: A couple of years
ago, my husband checked into
UNC Health Care in Hillsborough, N.C., for an outpatient procedure. In the waiting room, I
couldn’t help but notice a computer that listed all the scheduled
patients that morning: Name,
age, doctor and procedure. No
screen saver came on during the
hour I sat there.
Appalled by the dearth of privacy, I took a photo of what I had
seen and then reported the problem to a staff member. She didn’t
seemed fazed by the disclosure
but said she’d relay the breach on
up the food chain and that someone would be in touch. When I
did get a response back, it was
from the hospital’s legal department — rebuking me for taking a
photo of the computer screen
listing the patient names.
Then earlier this month, now
two years later, a friend of mine
whose wife gave birth at a different UNC Health Care facility told
me that he’d seen the same thing
— a computer screen left open for
all to see.
When I spoke with the UNC
chief privacy officer, David Behinfar, he said he couldn’t discuss
specifics of those incidents, but
said “we need to take much more
care of our electronic health records” speaking both about UNC
Health Care and other medical
institutions. This includes “simple privacy practices,” such as the
purchase of screen protectors
and the requirement that staff
must re-enter password and login
information after a short timeout. Be on the lookout for these
precautions.
Simple stuff? Yes. But look
only to the “Wall of Shame” to
note how many breaches are the
result of “improper disposal” of
records, theft and loss.
WHAT MORE YOU CAN DO
uAsk your health care provider
or medical institution about their
security measures. If they don’t
know, find out who does. Data
should be encrypted, “not left in
plain text and vulnerable to criminals,” says Bob Diachenko, the
chief security communications
officer at Kromtech Security Center who discovered the BronxLebanon breach. Regular security
audits are a must.
uDon’t provide your Social
Security number on forms, says
UNC’s Behinfar, who fears the
“devastating effects” of identity
theft if the data is hacked.
uSpeak up if you witness a
breach.
USA TODAY columnist Steven Petrow
offers advice about living in the digital
age. Follow him @StevenPetrow.
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In the waiting room, limit the information you put on a sign-in
sheet. Don’t provide your Social Security number on forms.
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8-year-old bull shows signs of stress
As Dow’s streak stalls,
many investors urge
a cautious approach
trucks are not as full as hoped.
Leading tech stocks, dubbed
the FAANG trade, have also
cooled and are well off their recent intraday peaks this summer.
Amazon is down almost 13% and
Netflix 13.3%.
The other FAANG stocks have
also turned down, with Facebook
off more than 5%, Apple down
nearly 2% from its peak and Google parent Alphabet slipping almost 8%.
It is also viewed as a bearish
sign when not all parts of the
market are moving up together.
“In a healthy bull market, everything is in gear; everything is
in harmony,” said Bruce Bittles,
chief investment strategist at
Baird.
Adam Shell
@adamshell
USA TODAY
After a record-setting run, the
Dow’s upward march has stalled,
and signs of stress are emerging
in the stock market.
The Dow Jones industrial average, which notched its 35th record high of the year Aug. 7, hasn’t
hit a new high in nearly three
weeks. That’s not necessarily a
death
sentence
for
the
81⁄2-year-old bull market. The
blue-chip stock gauge, after a 139point gain this past week, is just
1.4% below its peak. That doesn’t
even meet the definition of a garden-variety pullback (a 5% drop).
The Dow’s inability to keep
pushing higher has brought out
the naysayers. These skeptics are
warning of trouble ahead for pricey stocks. And to make their case
for a more cautious approach to
the market, they point to a number of stress points, performance
abnormalities and other market
oddities.
The Dow’s recent struggles
could be dismissed as jitters over
North Korea’s saber-rattling. Or
President Trump’s increasing political troubles.
But make no mistake, the foundation of the bull market is showing signs of cracks. Those fissures
include:
STRONG EARNINGS IGNORED
MARKET FLASHES STRESS SIGNALS
While the Dow is hovering near all-time highs, there are emerging signs of weakness in the market, visible by declines in many
types of stocks and rising prices of haven investments like gold.
Signs of stress include:
% change since Bitcoin
52-week low Cryptocurrency (haven)
+674.4%
Gold
Precious metal (haven)
+13.7%
% change since Russell 2000
52-week high Small stock index
Dow Transportation Average
Airline/trucking/railroad stocks
THE RISE OF HAVENS
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research
Amazon
Tech stock
-12.7%
Netflix
Tech stock
-13.3%
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investors from downside risk
when more traditional investments are losing value, have also
shot up dramatically this year.
Bitcoin, which started the year
around $1,000, has more than
quadrupled in value and trades at
$4,389.
It is a sign of investor uncertainty when “risk-off” assets like
gold trade strongly at the same
time “risk-on” assets like stocks
are exhibiting strength, said Erik
Davidson, chief investment officer at Wells Fargo Private Bank in
San Francisco.
WEAK SPOTS IN FOUNDATION
Shares of smaller companies and
transportation companies, both
THE WEEK AHEAD
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August jobs report likely
to show more solid growth
Paul Davidson
@Pdavidsonusat
USA TODAY
The August jobs report highlights a jam-packed week of economic news that also features a
revised estimate of second-quarter economic growth and the latest data on consumer confidence
and spending, as well as manufacturing activity.
In July, consumer confidence
approached the 16-year high
reached early this year. PNC Financial Services Group expects a
modest decline as fallout from
President Trump’s recent remarks about the race-related rallies in Virginia “curbs consumers’
enthusiasm.” But Nomura economist Lewis Alexander says “recent
polls
suggest
that
controversies related to President Trump’s response to the
events in Charlottesville, Va., may
have little effect on Trump’s
standing with Republican voters.”
Overall, economists expect the
Conference Board on Tuesday to
report just a modest retreat in
consumers’ outlook on economic
conditions and the labor market.
Wednesday, the Commerce
Department releases its second
estimate of economic growth in
the April to June period. Its initial reading was that the economy
rebounded from a listless first
quarter and grew at a healthy
-6.5%
barometers of the health of the
U.S. economy, are performing
poorly and well off their recent
peaks.
Wall Street bears point to the
abysmal performance of smallcompany stocks in the Russell
2000 as one area of concern.
Small stocks, which generate the
bulk of their sales and profits in
the U.S., are up 1.5% in 2017, vs. a
10.4% gain for the Dow. Smaller
companies have been hurt by
Trump’s inability to get his taxcut plan through Congress, as
those companies pay a larger
share of taxes on their profits
than larger companies. (Some
Wall Street pros say the woes in
the small-cap space are due more
to the fact that the index has a
smaller exposure to the top-performing tech sector and a more
sizable stake in the poor-performing financial sector.)
Similarly, the Dow Jones
Transportation Average, home to
20 companies ranging from
American Airlines to CSX railroads to UPS, is down 6.5% from
its recent July high. Investors get
worried when the companies that
transport goods start to struggle.
It suggests the trains, planes and
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Investments that normally rise in
value in tough or turbulent times
(and are used to hedge risk when
stocks are falling) are in rally
mode at a time when the stock
market is hovering near all-time
highs.
Gold is trading close to $1,300
an ounce and up more than 11%
for the year, better than the 9.1%
gain for the broad U.S. stock market, as measured by the largecompany Standard & Poor’s 500
stock index.
Similarly, cryptocurrencies like
Bitcoin, which are fast emerging
as another asset that can protect
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Sure, the latest earnings season
was strong, with overall profit
growth for companies in the S&P
500 coming in above 10% for the
second straight quarter for the
first time in six years. But there’s
a caveat: Companies that topped
analyst earnings expectations in
the April-to-June quarter actually
saw their stock prices fall, not
rise.
Stocks that topped forecasts
fell 0.3%, on average, this earnings season — the first time that’s
happened since the second quarter of 2011, according to data
from Philadelphia-based moneymanagement firm Glenmede.
“Usually, it’s the other way
around,” said Bob Doll, chief equity strategist at Nuveen Asset
Management. “Perhaps it is a sign
that a lot of the good news is
priced in, or the market is just
tired.”
The market has clearly lost
momentum, which concerns Andrew Adams, a technical analyst
at Raymond James, a financial
services firm based in St. Petersburg, Fla. His data show that, in
the five days ending Aug. 22, the
number of stocks hitting new
lows outnumbered those hitting
new highs by 609, compared with
four weeks ago, when stocks hitting new highs outnumbered
those hitting lows by 1,650.
“Momentum has been slowing
down, increasing the chances of
at least a pause in the market,”
Adams told USA TODAY.
The labor
market
topped
200,000 in
both June
and July,
pushing the
monthly average for the
year to a solid
184,000.
In July,
consumer
confidence
approached
the 16-year
high
reached
early this
year. PNC
Financial
Services
Group
expects
a modest
decline.
2.6% annual rate. But recent reports suggest retail sales and consumer spending increased more
than previously thought, as did
business stockpiling, Alexander
notes. Economists expect Commerce to bump up its estimate
slightly to 2.7%.
Consumer spending growth
was tepid in the spring, with outlays rising just 0.1% in June. But
retail sales data and stronger demand for utilities suggest consumption has picked up notably,
Alexander says. Economists expect Commerce on Thursday to
announce that personal spending
rose a fairly vigorous 0.4% in July.
The labor market has sizzled so
far this summer as job gains
topped 200,000 in both June and
July, pushing the monthly average for the year to a solid 184,000.
Initial jobless, a gauge of layoffs,
have hovered near 40-year lows,
suggesting employment growth is
unlikely to tail off significantly
anytime soon. Economists expect
the Labor Department on Friday
to report that employers added
180,000 jobs in August.
Likewise, the manufacturing
sector has been a reliable pillar of
growth as a result of the revival in
oil drilling and an improving
global economy that has lifted exports. Economists expect the Institute for Supply Management to
report that its index of factory activity held steady in August at a
level that signifies a continued
sturdy expansion.
USA TODAY
MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
4B MONEY
TRAVEL
AUGUST ROUTE ROUNDUP
Fliers get more choices for
Budapest, Prague, Iceland
ing from Paine Field in Everett,
Wash., accelerating momentum
to turn the facility into a secondary airport for the Seattle area.
United is now the second carrier — following Alaska Airlines —
to announce plans for the airport.
United says flights will begin next
fall with a schedule of six daily
flights split between its Denver
and San Francisco hubs.
United’s Everett service would
be in addition to its existing service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the region’s
primary airfield for commercial
passenger service.
Paine Field, perhaps best
known as the airfield used for
flight activity at Boeing’s massive
widebody assembly line in Everett, is about 25 miles north of Seattle and does not currently have
regularly scheduled passenger
flights.
AIR FRANCE TO THE
CARIBBEAN, NO STOPS
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Ben Mutzabaugh
@todayinthesky
USA TODAY
Airlines constantly tweak their
schedules, trying to find profitable new routes or pulling the
plug on ones that have underperformed. Airports and communities court these new services.
There are dozens of changes to
airline routes each month. Here’s
a look at some of the most
interesting:
AMERICAN AIRLINES JUGGLES
ITS EUROPEAN SCHEDULES
Two new cities will join American’s route map this spring, when
the world’s largest airline starts
flying to Budapest and Prague.
The carrier will serve both cities
from its Philadelphia hub, offering daily round-trip service from
May 4 through Oct. 27 on Boeing
767-300 aircraft. The company
last served Budapest in 2011, and
— with its return — American will
be the only U.S. airline flying to
the Hungarian capital. Prague is a
new destination for the carrier.
American also will add a new
summertime route to the Italian
tourist hot spot of Venice. Flights
from Chicago O’Hare will run
May 4 through Oct. 27. American
also
serves
Venice
from
Philadelphia.
Other American Airlines transAtlantic routes will be discontinued or shifted.
The carrier’s non-stop flights
between New York JFK and
Manchester, England, will end
Oct. 29. American’s seasonal Boston-Paris Charles de Gaulle is
scheduled to end Oct. 1, and the
airline says the route will not return to its schedule next summer.
American’s last New York JFKZurich non-stop will depart
March 24, with that route shift-
ing to the carrier’s Philadelphia
hub beginning the next day.
JETBLUE DOUBLES ITS
ATLANTA PRESENCE
JetBlue is growing in Atlanta,
doubling its number of daily
flights there as it adds new service to New York JFK, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. The airline
will fly twice-daily to New York
and Fort Lauderdale and once a
day to Orlando. All three routes
begin March 8.
JetBlue’s expansion comes after it began flying to Atlanta for
the first time in nearly 13 years in
March. The airline currently offers five daily round-trip flights to
Boston.
TWICE AS NICE
FOR CLEVELAND?
Can Cleveland support two
non-stop routes to Iceland?
Cleveland has been without
trans-Atlantic flights since 2009,
but that ended last week when
not one but two Icelandic airlines
announced their intention to add
service from the city.
Icelandair was first, saying it
would begin flying this May to its
hub at the Keflavik International
Airport near the capital city of
Reykjavík. Less than 24 hours later, Icelandic budget airline WOW
Air announced it would fly the
same route, also starting in May.
WOW also said it would add service from three other Midwestern cities — Cincinnati, Detroit
and St. Louis — this spring.
In Cleveland, both Icelandair
and WOW say passengers will be
able to connect via Iceland to
more than two dozen cities in
Europe — including popular destinations such as Amsterdam,
Berlin, London and Paris.
UNITED ADDS TO MOMENTUM
FOR 2ND SEATTLE AIRPORT
United Airlines will begin fly-
Air France will add a new route
from the U.S. to the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.
The service launches Nov. 21,
with Air France flying two flights
a week on 170-seat Airbus A320
jets. Guadeloupe-bound flights
will depart Atlanta each Wednesday and Sunday. The return
flights leave Guadeloupe on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Air France will be the only airline flying non-stop on the route.
A close partner of Delta, Air
France says Guadeloupe passengers will be able to connect to or
from more than 60 U.S. and Canadian destinations via Delta.
NASHVILLE JOINS THE
TRANS-ATLANTIC CLUB
British Airways will add nonstop service between Nashville
and London Heathrow on May 4,
offering five weekly flights on
Boeing 787-8 “Dreamliners.”
It will be the city’s first regular
non-stop route to Europe since
American Airlines had a hub
there in the 1990s.
For travelers, chatbots and AI
just don’t live up to the hype
Christopher
Elliott
Special for
USA TODAY
Ask any technology expert
about the future of artificial intelligence (AI) in travel and
they’ll breathlessly tell you we’re
on the verge of a
revolution.
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world in the not-tooMONDAY
distant future where
smart applications
can find and book a bargain airfare, manage your trip and troubleshoot any problems that might
come up with greater speed and
efficiency than any human travel
agent.
But ask any traveler to describe
their experience with artificial intelligence, and you might hear a
different story: One of struggling
to be understood by technology
that claims to be smart.
These early days of travel bots
that specialize in customer service, chat, messaging and search
are a cautionary tale. Technology
may be good and getting better,
but nothing replaces a person.
That’s unlikely to change for a
while, and maybe ever.
Take my recent experience
with Hipmunk, widely praised as
the cleverest of the customer-facing AIs. I asked it repeatedly to
recommend a cold-weather getaway. Instead, it suggested I book
a getaway to Nassau, Bahamas.
When asked for an island with
lower temperatures, Hipmunk
cheerfully changed my itinerary
— to a weekend in balmy Port Au
Prince, Haiti.
“I don’t think that AI in travel
is even remotely usable yet,” says
Brian Harniman, who founded
Brand New Matter, a strategic advisory and venture capital firm
that specializes in travel. “It’s
what people are talking about
building in order to sound like
they have cutting-edge tech.”
Hipmunk shouldn’t feel bad. In
the recent past, social media
chatbots have created their own
incomprehensible
language,
spouted expletives and in one
memorable case, two Chinese AIs
churned out anti-revolutionary
statements and had to be taken
offline. Several travel chatbots I
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Chatbots work well for ordering a pizza but not for managing a complex travel itinerary.
tested didn’t even respond to my
repeated text queries. Not knowing the difference between the
Bahamas and Iceland is, by comparison, a relatively innocent
mistake.
“Every experience I’ve had has
been a total waste of time,” says
Bruce Sweigert, who works for a
travel technology company. “I
would love to hear at least one
positive anecdote about using artificial intelligence in travel.”
I asked travelers to tell me
about their great AI experiences,
but heard only crickets. Perhaps
they were too busy enjoying their
AI-booked vacations.
People in the industry, on the
other hand, were downright chatty. They explained that my expectations of the technology, which
is still in an early stage, are too
high. AI is reasonably good at
simple tasks, for now they say.
“It can replace some of the
simpler tasks,” explains Kayne
McGladrey, a computer security
consultant in Bellingham, Wash.
AI can help plan trips, recommend the least agonizing flight
itineraries and handle some of
the easier tasks handled by a hotel concierge, like recommending
restaurants.
There’s a reason why this technology works so well: It’s not that
new. Applications like “Ask Julie,”
the Amtrak automated virtual
travel assistant, are 5 years old.
Julie can field basic questions
about train schedules, but don’t
get too cute with her. For example, if you ask about how comfortable the trains are, she’s likely
to respond with, “I’m not sure
how to answer that. I understand
simple questions best. Can you
try asking that in a different
way?”
Some of the latest applications
can go further.
For example, Avianca’s new AI,
Carla, can confirm itineraries and
flight status. For domestic flights
in Colombia, passengers can even
check in through Carla using a
mobile device. Carla can make
smarter recommendations on
flight connections and lodgings,
plus it memorizes your company’s travel policy and your travel
preferences.
Booking.com’s new booking assistant allows you to get support
for your upcoming hotel reservations, including fast responses to
your most common stay-related
requests, like “What’s my checkin time?”
But other chatbots are frustratingly one-dimensional. Ana, Copa
Airlines’ new Web-based chatbot,
seems more like a frequentlyasked-questions section than an
intelligent agent. It “suggests”
questions from a pre-written list
of queries.
Even insiders admit that the
most advanced system is easily
foiled. “My Irish accent gets
stronger the more frustrated I
get,” says Conor Brady, chief creative officer of Critical Mass, an
experience design agency in New
York. “And obviously travel can
get stressful. So voice assistants
stop understanding me, as I’m
yelling into my phone to translate
a street name in Hong Kong, or
point me in the direction of a decent cup of coffee in Lisbon.”
Maybe you can have the best of
both worlds. That’s the idea behind apps like Pana (pana.com/)
and Lola (lola.com), which combine the best of AI with human
agents. For now, letting the technology do the dirty work and allowing human agents to handle
the complex stuff seems like the
most reasonable course.
The technologists are right: Artificial intelligence will change
the way you travel. But maybe not
in the way they think — or the
way you think.
Christopher Elliott is a consumer
advocate. Contact him at
chris@elliott.org or visit elliott.org.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
The New England Patriots bought two Boeing 767s that were
refurbished for corporate use. They cost $20 million apiece.
ASK THE CAPTAIN
Buying a used 767 isn’t the
same as buying a used car
Question: The New England
Patriots just bought two used
Boeing 767s for $20 million
each. Considering that a new
767 costs well over $100 million, isn’t buying a used 767
for $20 million like buying an
old car that could have problems?
—Bob MacKay, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
A: A well-maintained airplane
has a nearly unlimited life. There
are several Boeing 767s that flew
a career with an airline and were
refurbished into corporate service (such as the ones the Patriots
purchased).
They are in very good shape,
not at all like buying an old car —
unless you are referring to a fully
restored classic car.
Q: Can you explain the
maintenance phases that aircraft experience? I hear the
aircraft are almost entirely
rebuilt sometimes. When
does that occur?
— Russ Cherry, Va.
A: The simple answer to your
question is that airplanes undergo daily checks, then a weekly or
light check, and occasionally a
heavy check where they are nearly taken apart.
Depending on the amount of
flying and operating environment, heavy checks occur around
every five years. There are many
variables, and most airliners are
on progressive checks where
maintenance is performed over a
brief time (a day or two) during
the year. This allows the airplane
to remain in service for more
days while having the necessary
maintenance performed.
Scheduling aircraft maintenance is a very complex task. Under proper maintenance, safe
operation can continue for airplanes that are decades old.
Q: How many hours of flying time does a normal Boeing
737 have before it is retired?
— James Jones, Plumas
Lake, Calif.
A: B737s are flying with many
thousands of hours. Retirement is
usually because new airplanes are
more fuel efficient and cheaper to
maintain, not because of the flying time. I have seen older 737s
with 70,000-plus hours still
flying.
Q: I’ve been listening to a
UK radio show about a fictional airline called Cabin
Pressure, and they repeatedly
mention that their plane is
“essentially held together by
duct tape and hope.” I know
something like that wouldn’t
actually be cleared to fly, but I
was wondering how much a
commercial plane can take
and how long, on average, it
can serve before it stops being air-worthy?
— Ari, Boston
A: If the maintenance is done
properly, airplanes can last nearly
indefinitely.
Thirty-year-old airliners are
not uncommon. The DC-3 is still
in service in some parts of the
world; it was designed in the
1930s. Jets from the 1960s are
flying.
John Cox is a retired airline captain
with US Airways and runs his own
aviation safety consulting company,
Safety Operating Systems.
USA TODAY
MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
MONEY 5B
PETE THE PLANNER
Avoid the overspending tradition
Don’t
want
to run
short of
cash in
January?
Start
your
holiday
saving
now
December
holidays
have
become
famous
for ruining
January
finances.
The end
of the
calendar
year has
a way of
separating
people
from their
money
under the
guise of
tradition
and
familial
love.
Peter Dunn
Special for USA TODAY
This month is the month you
can use to make January 2018
much easier.
Americans aren’t too kind to
their Januarys these days. Starting the night of Thanksgiving, we
spend, spend and spend through
the end of year, sometimes blowing past the natural constraints of
our finite amounts of money. December holidays have become
famous for ruining January finances. From food to travel to
gifts, the end of the calendar year
has a way of separating people
from their money under the guise
of tradition and familial love. The
result is starting the next calendar year in the red.
The holiday spending mistake
people generally make is that
they try to jam their increased
spending into their cash flow during the last six weeks of the year.
Inevitably, this results in overspending, which then leads to
mistimed bills in January. If
you’ve ever experienced running
low on money just as your bills
come due, it’s because you tried to
cram unusual expenses into your
normal cash flow.
What is Thanksgiving through
the end of December? It’s nonstop cramming of unusual expenses into your normal cash
flow. Now you see the problem.
Don’t forget that you’ll likely
spend more money on food and
travel during the final month of
the year, as well.
About a decade ago, my wife
and I decided to stop letting December happen to us. We instead
decided to divide the financial responsibilities of December holidays over a four-month period.
We called it the Holiday Savings League. You should join.
There’s no sign-up, no fees and no
prizes. It’s not so much a league as
it is a great way to experience the
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holidays in a relaxing and responsible way.
If you’re upset I’m talking
about the holidays prior to Labor
Day, I understand your consternation. I saw Halloween decorations at my local big box store in
August, and I wanted to scream
“stop rushing me!” But I’m not
asking you to decorate for the
holidays, I’m simply asking you to
budget for the holidays.
Want to join the league? Here’s
what you do. Make a list of all the
people you plan on buying holiday gifts for in December. Then,
in what will be the most cathartic
exercise of the year, write down a
dollar amount next to their name
representing how much money
you’d like to spend on each person. There’s nothing quite like
seeing the different amounts you
plan on spending on different
family members and friends to
4 questions to ask before
you dive into retirement
Wendy Connick
The Motley Fool
The transition from career life
to retirement can be awfully
bumpy.
Before you decide to proceed
with such a major life change, it’s
a good idea to ask yourself certain
questions.
1. AM I READY FINANCIALLY?
You may be psychologically ready
for retirement, but if you’re not financially ready, you’ll have a pretty miserable retired life.
Before taking the final leap, review your retirement savings accounts, your Social Security
statement and any other sources
of retirement income you have
lined up.
Add up your annual sources of
income to see how much you’ll
have coming in each year (for retirement savings accounts, assume you’ll be taking 3% to 31⁄2%
per year), then compare the resulting total to your current income.
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The novelty of relaxing can wear off quickly.
2. WHAT WILL I DO?
The more involved you are with
your career, the more jarring it
will be when you retire and leave
that career behind. It’s important
to come up with something before you retire that will take the
place of your career in retirement.
You might enjoy such a relaxed
lifestyle for a few weeks, but
many people find that boredom
quickly sets in. One way to ease
the transition to retired life is to
switch to a part-time schedule for
a while.
3. WHERE WILL I LIVE?
Your living situation may or may
not work for you in retirement;
it’s certainly something that you
should consider in advance.
For example, if you own a big
house, it may be more home than
you really need, and the time and
energy that you currently spend
on cleaning and upkeep may be
more of a commitment than you
want to make as you get older.
Even if you are in good health,
you might want to think about
moving into an assisted-living
community.
4. OTHER CHANGES?
Switching over to retired life is
pretty jarring for your finances,
too. And it’s not just a matter of
changing over your sources of income and the kinds of expenses
you’ll incur.
For example, once you retire
you’ll no longer have an employer
withholding income taxes for
you. You’ll have to calculate and
pay your own income taxes. Most
retirees are required to make
quarterly estimated tax payments
to the IRS and sometimes to their
states, as well.
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reinforce your emotions.
Add ’em all up and note your
total. Maybe it’s a big number, or
maybe it’s a small number. Either
way, it will be easier to deal with
when you divide it by four.
Over the next four months, you
will need to make four cash withdrawals. Every month, put the
cash in an envelope with the list
of who you’re buying for and what
you’re spending on them. For instance, if you add up your “buy
for” list and it totals $480, then
you’ll withdraw $120 in cash in
September, October, November
and December.
Now, instead of trying to fit
$480 into your December cash
flow, you’ll spread the damage
over a four-month period.
Having a finite amount of money to spend forces you to stay
within your budget. If you spend
too much on Uncle Owen, then
you are taking money away from
your gift for Aunt Beru. Because
you don’t want to do that, you will
underspend on most of your family members. At the end of the
buying season, you can either redeposit the money into your account or donate it to your favorite
local charity.
If you happen to not have your
envelope with you or you’re making a purchase online, just deposit
the appropriate amount of cash
back into your checking account
after you’ve made the non-cash
purchase. Sure you can cheat and
just keep the cash and break the
seemingly unimportant and arbitrary rules, but if you do, you’ll
know you’re compromising your
January, and I’ll kick you out of
the league. And, it should go without saying, but it won’t: Keep
your cash envelope in a safe place.
Enjoy January.
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6B MONEY
STATE-BY-STATE
News from across the USA
ALABAMA Florence: The city’s
police department is scaling back
services because of a lack of personnel. Florence Chief Ron Tyler
says he’s dealing with 26 current
or pending vacancies caused by
sickness, injury, retirement and
military service.
ALASKA Fairbanks: The new
school year is open in Fairbanks,
but all is not well. Officials say at
least 26 of 137 public school bus
routes were late for opening day,
the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
reports.
ARIZONA Phoenix: An attempt
to delay the expansion of Arizona’s school choice program has
drawn a lawsuit. Another suit
filed earlier seeks to halt the
expansion.
ARKANSAS Little Rock: A
foundation established by the
family of Walmart’s founder has
given $120 million to the University of Arkansas to establish the
first school of art in the state.
CALIFORNIA San Diego: A Cali-
fornia teenager charged with
smuggling a Bengal tiger into the
United States told a judge that he
bought the animal on the streets
of Tijuana. Border officials last
week found the cub lying on the
floor of a car heading from Mexico to California.
COLORADO Denver: A suspect-
ed burglar in a rash of smashand-grab gun shop thefts across
the Denver area was arrested
after sending numerous cellphone selfies to friends showing
him armed with stolen guns, The
Denver Post reports.
CONNECTICUT Hartford: Police
say a teenager was targeting rival
gang members in a drive-by park
shooting July 16 when he killed a
handyman who was sitting nearby, The Hartford Courant reports.
DELAWARE Dover: A judge ruled
in favor of Delaware State Police
in a lawsuit filed by a man who
claimed gross negligence after
being shot in the back by a trooper in 2013. Keith Schueller
crashed his car while being pursued, tried to flee on foot and
threatened a trooper with a shovel before he was shot.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Howard University in Washington will
offer a series of lectures by James
Comey, the former FBI director
fired by President Trump. School
officials say Comey will be the
keynote speaker at the school’s
opening convocation Sept. 22.
FLORIDA Miami: The Florida
Supreme Court will likely have to
decide “what is a friend,” The
Miami Herald reports. One state
appeals court says a judge doesn’t
have to recuse herself from hearing a case just because an attorney involved in it is a
Facebook friend. But another
appeals court ruled to the contrary.
GEORGIA Sylvester: Authorities say a husband and wife —
both police officers — are accused
of mistreating their adopted
children. Tracy Jones is an officer
with the Jacksonville Police Department. Rosemary Jones is an
officer with the Poulan Police
Department.
HIGHLIGHT: NEW YORK
OREGON Umatilla: Oregon
Yachts obscure view of Lady Liberty
The Statue of
Liberty rises
above Liberty
Island and the
Hudson River.
A New Jersey
state senator
protests megayachts that
have anchored
off the island
and obstructed
views of the
landmark.
Nicholas Pugliese
The (Bergen County, N.J.) Record
Wealthy enough to own a
mega-yacht but unwilling to
pay for parking?
Just drop anchor next to the
Statue of Liberty, and soak up
the million-dollar views free.
That was the tactic of Russian-American oil tycoon Eugene Shvidler, who anchored
his 370-foot vessel, Le Grand
Bleu, next to Lady Liberty for
weeks at a time between April
and June.
No sooner did he leave Liberty Bay than Swiss-Italian scion
Ernesto Bertarelli parked his
318-foot Vava II in the same
waters, followed by German billionaire Reinhold Würth in his
relatively modest 280-foot Vibrant Curiosity this month.
The rich guy antics have obstructed views of the iconic
monument and left tourists
fuming.
A New Jersey state senator
wants to clear the bay of parked
mega-yachts for good.
“When Emma Lazarus wrote
about America welcoming ‘your
tired, your poor, your huddled
masses yearning to breathe
free,’ it was not an invitation to
billionaire oil tycoons to use
the waters surrounding the
Statue of Liberty as a parking
lot for their yachts,” State Sen.
NORTHJERSEY.COM FILE PHOTO
Richard Codey said in a statement Friday. “It is unsafe for
navigation, unfair to others and
completely antithetical to the
spirit of one of the world’s most
compelling symbols of freedom
and equal opportunity.”
Codey said he would introduce a resolution at the next
Senate session, probably this
fall, calling on the U.S. Coast
Guard to ban boaters from
anchoring long-term near Liberty Island.
The purpose, according to a
draft of the resolution, is to
“maintain the public’s ability to
enjoy views of the monument
and park and to protect against
security risks.”
The measure does not define
“long-term.”
INDIANA Muncie: Delaware
MASSACHUSETTS Boston:
County Sheriff Ray Dudley says
he’ll fight a $1.8 million bill for a
former jail inmate’s four-month
hospital stay, The Star Press reports. The inmate had been arrested for stealing sunglasses and
was released by a judge two days
after he went to the hospital.
Court records show that charges
against a Boston sports arena
guard accused of beating a disabled homeless man could be
dropped if he stays out of legal
trouble for the next four years,
The Boston Globe reports.
ed a former Kansas Secretary of
State office employee’s claim that
religious discrimination was a
key factor in her firing. Instead,
the jury sided with the office that
performance issues led to Courtney Canfield’s dismissal in 2013.
NEW MEXICO Silver City: Icon-
MICHIGAN Lansing: The coal-
LOUISIANA Baton Rouge: A
former Louisiana State Penitentiary official was sentenced to five
years’ probation and ordered to
repay $115,000 stolen from a
recreation committee for prison
workers, WAFB-TV reports.
MAINE Portland: The founder
of the Luke’s Lobster restaurant
chain wants a lobster emoji and
has gone online with a petition in
support of the idea, The Portland
Press Herald reports.
fired Erickson Power Plant will
go offline by 2025, The Lansing
State Journal reports. The closing
is part of an agreement between
the Lansing Board of Water &
Light and the Sierra Club.
NEW YORK New York: Amtrak
invasive aquatic plant known as
Eurasian watermilfoil has been
found in Bad Axe Lake in Minnesota’s Hubbard County. However,
officials say the plant doesn’t
appear to be widespread.
MISSISSIPPI Jackson: Mis-
sissippi shoppers had two ways to
save over the weekend, thanks to
the Bill of Rights. The Second
Amendment weekend Friday
through Sunday exempted guns
and ammunition from the state’s
7% sales tax, while an Oxford
bookstore offered the same discount to celebrate the First
Amendment’s right of free
speech.
says it will resume regular train
service at New York’s Penn Station on Sept. 5 after eight weeks
of repairs.
NORTH CAROLINA Raleigh:
Nine neighbors living near Duke
Energy’s unlined coal ash pits
have sued to block the utility
from offering $5,000 to people
who give up the option of suing
over future water problems.
NORTH DAKOTA Bismarck: A
versity of Missouri will offer
scholarships next year for lowincome students to cover the full
cost of tuition. The grants will be
available in fall 2018 for Missouri
residents who are Pell Grant
eligible.
HAWAII Honolulu: The non-
profit Earthjustice has filed a
lawsuit against Hawaii over lights
at several state-operated airports,
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
reports. The suit claims the lights
disorient seabirds.
IDAHO Payette: Authorities say
an Idaho inmate who was granted
permission to attend a funeral in
Oregon on Aug. 12 didn’t return
later that day to the Payette
County Jail, KTVB-TV reports.
Ryan Paul Henry was being held
for violating probation in a felony
drug possession case.
MONTANA Missoula: A former
evidence technician at the Montana State Crime Lab was given a
10-year suspended sentence for
stealing opioids that were being
stored as evidence, The Missoulian reports.
state commission recommends
that Bismarck schools have a
committee discuss teacher safety
concerns. At a recent hearing,
several teachers attested to encountering classroom violence.
OHIO Toledo: Investigators are
looking into three fish kills
caused by manure that was
spread on Ohio farm fields. A new
state law put in place to combat
algae in Lake Erie prohibits farmers from putting manure on fields
before heavy rain.
OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City:
NEBRASKA Lincoln: Saying he
MARYLAND Baltimore: A $1
part “phishing” scam made to
steal banking passwords attacked
University of Illinois computer
users and their off-campus email
contacts, The News-Gazette reports.
ic lowrider cars will be featured
in an upcoming photo exhibit at
Western New Mexico University.
The Frances McCray Gallery of
Contemporary Art will host an
opening reception Sept. 7.
MINNESOTA Minneapolis: An
MISSOURI Columbia: The Uni-
ILLINOIS Champaign: A two-
NEVADA Carson City: A longtime Nevada public broadcasting
executive is the new head of the
state arts council. Tony Manfredi
will take the post Sept. 11.
NEW JERSEY Woodbridge: The
couple served by Bar Louie waitress Brianna Siegel handed her
an envelope after paying their
$20 bill and told her to open it
when she got home, Siegel tells
News 12 New Jersey. Inside was a
check for $1,200.
KANSAS Topeka: Jurors reject-
Kentucky Supreme Court has
ordered a new trial for two men
convicted of killing a woman in
1995 as part of a satanic ritual.
New DNA evidence related to a
single hair and the discovery that
a key witness lied under oath
prompted a judge to vacate the
convictions.
vestigations and failed to disclose
trooper misconduct.
NEW HAMPSHIRE Newport: A
woman was sentenced to six
months in jail after 21 Chihuahuas and a cat were removed
from her home, The Eagle Times
reports. Seven dogs eventually
were euthanized.
IOWA Davenport: An Iowa
doctor pleaded guilty to charges
related to giving inappropriate
prescriptions for patients he
didn’t speak to or examine. Authorities say the pharmacies that
filled the prescriptions were
reimbursed by Tricare, a federal
health care program for U.S.
military members.
KENTUCKY Louisville: The
A spokesman for the Coast
Guard said Friday that white
buoys prevent boats from anchoring within 100 feet of Liberty or Ellis Islands, but vessels
can legally park outside that
security zone, provided they
don’t block traffic on the Hudson River.
The mega-yachts typically
take advantage of a “nook” between Liberty and Ellis Islands,
Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier
said, where the channel is deep
and smaller boats have difficulty dropping anchor.
Changing the law would require public hearings and a consultation process, Strohmaier
said.
“We can’t just put up a ‘no
parking’ sign overnight,” he said.
billion plan to modernize or
rebuild aging public schools in
Baltimore has its first completion. The revitalized Fort Worthington Elementary and Middle
School was unveiled in a ribboncutting ceremony last week.
lacks the authority to request
independent counsel, Nebraska’s
attorney general has rejected the
idea of having an outside lawyer
investigate the State Patrol. A
probe ordered by Gov. Pete Ricketts found that patrol leaders
tried to influence internal in-
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma
has decided to stop hosting pigeon shoot fundraising events.
Inhofe has been critized by the
nonprofit animal rights group
Showing Animals Respect and
Kindness, which has sent undercover activists to film the
activities.
wildlife officials authorized the
killing of two wolves that killed
four calves at a local ranch. The
decision upset environmental
activists who say killing the
wolves isn’t necessary. Oregon’s
wolf population is expanding in
size and range, leading to conflict
with ranchers.
PENNSYLVANIA Hershey:
Health officials have cited Penn
State Hershey Medical Center in
the death of a 6-year-old boy
whose temperature topped 107
degrees while he was under a
special heating blanket.
RHODE ISLAND Newport: Police in Rhode Island seized suspected counterfeit jewelry, purses
and handbags worth more than
$700,000. Officials say the items
are knockoffs of high-end brands
such as Louis Vuitton, Michael
Kors and Chanel.
SOUTH CAROLINA Surfside
Beach: Two members of this
South Carolina town’s planning
commission and the parking
committee chairman have resigned, citing dysfunction on the
Surfside Beach Town Council.
SOUTH DAKOTA Pierre: A state
task force backs a measure that
would ask voters to make it harder to change the South Dakota
constitution. The proposal would
increase the majority vote
threshold required for a constitutional change to at least 55%.
TENNESSEE Gatlinburg: The
Great Smoky Mountains National
Park has closed its highest point,
an observation tower, for extensive renovations and repairs, The
Daily Times reports. The Clingmans Dome Observation Tower
will remain closed through the
end of the 2017 season.
TEXAS College Station: Texas
A&M University regents have
voted to extend Chancellor John
Sharp’s contract for three years.
His salary will remain at
$900,000.
UTAH Salt Lake City: Gun enthusiasts are upset with the way
Utah implemented a $20 increase
in fees for first-time concealed
weapons permit holders. The
critics say any increase should
have been done through the
legislature instead of the state
Bureau of Criminal Identification, which issues the permits.
VERMONT Montpelier: Vermont officials are taking steps to
recognize historic state LGBTQ
sites through a National Park
Service grant program, Vermont
Public Radio reports. Vermont
was invited to participate in a
grant program for underrepresented communities on the National Register of Historic Places.
VIRGINIA Radford: Virginia will
conduct air-quality monitoring
for the first time this fall near
Belview Elementary School in
Radford. The school is down the
road from an Army ammunition
plant that regularly conducts
open hazardous waste burns.
WASHINGTON Seattle: A net
pen holding 305,000 farmed
Atlantic salmon collapsed recently, releasing thousands of fish into
Puget Sound. Critics say the fish
escape highlights problems with
open-ocean fish farming.
WEST VIRGINIA Charleston:
The West Virginia Board of Education is appealing a court ruling
that set aside its rejection of
Nicholas County’school consolidation plan. The court said the
state board acted arbitrarily. The
county is seeking to merge two
middle schools, two high schools
and a vocational center into one
campus.
WISCONSIN Madison: A Wis-
consin court says the co-owner of
a Lone Rock gas station improperly fired a clerk after she threatened to ask a prosecutor to
investigate paycheck deductions.
Esther Lee Peterson was fired in
2012 after questioning nearly $90
deducted from her check to cover
drive-offs.
WYOMING Casper: Wyoming
game regulators have adopted
preliminary rules for captive
breeding of greater sage grouse,
The Casper Star-Tribune reports.
State lawmakers approved a
five-year trial period for captive
breeding earlier this year.
Compiled from staff and wire reports.
MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
SECTION C
E2
Once is
enough
U.S. Open
has void
Mayweather
improved to
50-0, and
McGregor
had his
moments, but
it’s time to
move on 8C
Serena
Williams will
be missed, but
she hopes to
return for the
Australian
Open, her
coach says 3C
JOE CAMPOREALE, USA TODAY SPORTS
Sensational
matchup
reflects
new reality
SPORTSLINE
FIRST WORD
WE’RE JUST TRYING
TO FIGURE OUT THE
BEST WAY THAT WE CAN GO
ABOUT OUR RESPONSIBILITIES AND THE THINGS THAT
WE CAN DO TO TRY TO IMPACT THE CHANGE.”
Cornerback Jason McCourty,
according to Cleveland.com, on
why the Browns stood arm-inarm for the national anthem
Saturday instead of kneeling as
they did a week earlier. The
Browns also said they made the
decision on their own and not
because franchise legend Jim
Brown had said publicly, “I don’t
desecrate my flag or the national anthem.”
Loss won’t doom
Alabama, Fla. State
George Schroeder
gschroeder@usatoday.com
USA TODAY Sports
TWEETS OF THE DAY
@RSherman_25
I must say. Mcgregor gained
a fan tonight.... He taught
hard.... made no excuses ....
represented himself well
...#Respect
Seahawks cornerback Richard
Sherman on Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor.
@Bharper3407
They are both rich. They are
both insanely good at what
they do. And Floyd is the
best ever! What a fight
#MayweatherMcGregor
Nationals star outfielder Bryce
Harper.
STANTON BY JASEN VINLOVE, USA TODAY SPORTS
BRAD PENNER, USA TODAY SPORTS
Dustin Johnson, right, shakes hands with Jordan Spieth after winning Sunday in a playoff.
MAGIC NUMBERS
50, 11
The Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton
became the first National
League player to reach 50
home runs since Prince Fielder
hit 50 for the Brewers in 2007.
Also Sunday, Phillies rookie Rhys
Hoskins hit his 11th in his first 18
games, becoming the fastest in
major league history to reach 11.
JOHNSON TAKES
CONTROL IN WIN
Healthy at last, clutch play yields victory, leg up in Playoffs
Perhaps the coolest thing
about the mammoth season
opener, Alabama vs. Florida
State in prime time on the first
full Saturday of the college football season, is the knowledge
that the loser isn’t out of anything.
Just for grins, let’s say Florida State wins (yes, Crimson
Tide fans, we know, but play
along with the hypothetical and
see; you’ll be OK). No one
should be surprised 13 weeks
later to see Alabama included in
the four-team field for the College Football Playoff.
At, say, 11-2.
That’s right, with two losses.
“They’d get strong consideration,” says Mike Tranghese —
and as a former member of the
Playoff’s selection committee,
the former Big East commissioner’s opinion carries weight.
Already during the short
Playoff tenure, we’ve seen the
old conventional wisdom about
success begin to crumble. Last
year, Ohio State made it into
the bracket ahead of Big Ten
champion Penn State, becoming the first participant that
didn’t win its conference.
There are several precedents
to be set. So far, we have not
seen two teams from one conference. Also, every participant
to this point has been undefeated or had but one loss. But a
two-loss team doesn’t feel like
much of a stretch — especially if
it’s a conference champion that
played a difficult schedule and
v STORY CONTINUES ON 4C
Steve DiMeglio
@Steve_DiMeglio
USA TODAY Sports
HOSKINS BY JOHN GELIEBTER, USA TODAY SPORTS
LAST WORD
Please send your love and
prayers to the people in
Texas.
Rockets guard James Harden
on Twitter, about the flooding
and other damage.
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. Dustin
Johnson doesn’t do panic.
Despite falling five shots behind Jordan Spieth after five
holes Sunday in The Northern
Trust, the world No. 1 never
lost his swagger and never sped
up his slow saunter around
Glen Oaks Club despite pressure mounting with each passing hole on the back nine.
The seemingly insurmountable deficit was wiped clean in
five holes, with Johnson making two birdies and Spieth find-
ing water on the sixth for a
double bogey and then making
another bogey on No. 9. From the
11th on, Johnson outdueled
Spieth and won the opener of the
FedExCup Playoffs with two
great performances on the final
hole.
On the 72nd hole, Johnson,
facing a make-or-lose situation,
buried an 18-footer for par to
force a playoff. He then claimed
the hardware on the first extra
hole when he unleashed the longest drive on 18 all week — a 341yarder that easily cleared the
lake. He then struck a 60-degree
wedge to 3 feet and made the
putt.
Johnson, who closed with a
bogey-free, 4-under-par 66 to fin-
ish at 13 under, birdied the 13th
and 15th holes and never made
a bogey all week on the back
nine. The win was his fourth of
the season and 16th of his career and sent notice he’s completely healed from the back
injury he suffered on the eve of
the Masters.
“It was a tough day,” Johnson said. “Jordan is a tough
competitor. He played really
well all day. I felt like I played
really good today. Just the front
nine, I could not hole a putt. I
hit really good putts the whole
time, just burning the edges all
day. It was nice in the playoff,
the wind kind of switched, and
v STORY CONTINUES ON 5C
JOHN DAVID MERCER, USA TODAY SPORTS
Jalen Hurts and No. 1 Alabama face No. 3 Florida
State on Saturday.
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USA SNAPSHOTS©
Arbitrator isn’t a rubber stamper
Record for the ages
Jarrett Bell
35 yrs.,
10 mos.,
11 days
Age of Ken Rosewall when
he won the 1970 U.S. Open
to become the oldest men’s
singles champion at the
tournament in the Open era1
1 – Open era began in 1968
NOTE Roger Federer, 36, would break
Rosewall’s record if he wins the U.S. Open
SOURCE USOpen.org
ELLEN J. HORROW AND JANET LOEHRKE, USA TODAY
jbell@usatoday.com
USA TODAY Sports
Technically, independent arbitrator Harold Henderson will
preside over the appeal hearing
Tuesday and ultimately render
a decision on whether to uphold the six-game suspension
the NFL slapped on Ezekiel Elliott for violating its domestic
violence policy.
If only it were that simple.
In essence, Elliott’s appeal is
MATTHEW EMMONS, USA TODAY SPORTS
Ezekiel Elliott, left, will have his appeal heard Tuesday.
another indictment of the manner in which Roger Goodell applies the broad powers afforded
him as NFL commissioner. So
here we go again.
Some might conclude that
Henderson’s presence stacks the
deck in favor of the league. After
all, he was a longtime NFL attorney and previously headed the
management council’s executive
committee.
But we’ll see.
Remember, former commissioner Paul Tagliabue once vacated the suspensions of New
Orleans Saints players in the infamous Bountygate case. Henderson has a reputation for personal
integrity to uphold, too, so let’s
not call it a rubber-stamp appeal.
“Harold has changed and overturned rulings,” Bob Wallace, a
longtime sports attorney and former counsel for the St. Louis
Rams, told USA TODAY Sports.
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PATRICK MCDERMOTT, USA TODAY SPORTS
Since returning from an injury in late June, pitcher Cole Hamels has been mostly brilliant for the Rangers, who are surging in hopes of a wild-card playoff berth.
RANGERS HIT ANOTHER TWIST
In season full of ups, downs, team’s thoughts with Houston, where Texas is scheduled to play next
Jorge L. Ortiz
@jorgelortiz
USA TODAY Sports
For the first 13 minutes
of his pregame gathering with
news reporters Sunday, Texas
Rangers manager Jeff Banister
was not asked a question about
baseball.
As clips of the devastation left
behind by Hurricane Harvey
played on the TV set in his office,
Banister mulled the current and
upcoming hardships people in the
Houston area were facing, including some of his relatives.
The surreal scenes that kept
flashing on the screen made baseball a secondary concern, although for the Rangers there
were practical considerations as
well. They’re scheduled to begin a
three-game series Tuesday at
Minute Maid Park, home of the
American League West-leading
Houston Astros, and are awaiting
word on alternate plans.
Already, the Rangers had
scratched their Sunday night
flight to Houston and were to
head to Dallas-Fort Worth, where
OAKLAND
they will spend their day off Monday. The Astros, who were playing
the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, were to be rerouted to Dallas as well, instead of returning
home.
“When you look at video like
this, you don’t really think about
going out to play baseball in Houston right now,” said Banister,
whose parents and in-laws live in
the area. “I get it. Our game’s been
played through a number of different adverse situations. But I
also think about, if we fly in there,
we’re staying in a neighborhood
that they’ve shown on TV just
south of the hotel where people
are walking out in waist-deep
water.”
With the clubs scheduled to
meet again for three games in late
September at the Rangers’ Globe
Life Park, it’s possible the series
locales will be flip-flopped, though
a decision by Major League Baseball is not expected until Monday.
Proper perspective firmly in
place, Banister said his team
would adjust to any changes. They
figure to present less of a challenge than what the Rangers have
encountered in a season full of fits
and starts.
Coming off back-to-back division crowns, the club figured to
stage a Texas showdown with the
Astros for AL West supremacy all
season behind a power-packed
lineup and a rotation headed by
Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish.
Instead, Houston went 16-9 in
April to grab hold of a division
lead it has not relinquished, building the margin to double figures
and rendering the Rangers as yet
another aspirant to a wild-card
spot in a crowded field. At 64-66,
Texas is three games back of the
second wild card, one of eight
teams in contention for the final
two spots.
While the offense has delivered,
ranking second in the majors in
home runs and fifth in runs going
into Sunday, the pitching has
lagged with a collective 4.44 ERA
and the fielding has been below
par. The bullpen is on its third
closer, with Alex Claudio getting
most of the save chances after
Sam Dyson and Matt Bush
faltered.
Yet the fourth-place Rangers
find themselves in contention
largely because of an unexpected
August surge and the abundant
mediocrity in the AL beyond the
division leaders.
“We’ve been playing well in the
last month and have won most of
the series,” center fielder Carlos
Gomez said. “We played impeccably in winning the series against
(the Angels last week). Let’s see
what happens in these last 30something games.”
All but six of the Rangers’ final
32 games will have them play
against division opponents, including 13 against fellow wild-card
hopefuls such as the Angels and
Seattle Mariners.
For a while it didn’t look like
those contests would hold much
meaning as Texas, enduring a 2-6
stretch that dropped its record to
50-56, traded Darvish and catcher
Jonathan Lucroy shortly before
the July 31 deadline.
The message from the team’s
brass seemed clear, but the players failed to heed it. Texas won 14
of its first 22 games in August to
climb over .500 for the first time
in two months before stumbling
this weekend against the Oakland
Athletics, who swept the threegame series.
“We’re workers, and we don’t
control that,” Gomez said of the
trades. “The organization thought
that was the right thing to do at
the time, and it’s up to those of us
who are still here to carry on and
win the games we have left.”
Their chances most likely hinge
on how the pitchers perform.
After spending nearly two
months on the disabled list with
an oblique strain, Hamels won
seven of eight decisions until getting shelled by the A’s on Saturday.
Martin Perez, who saw his season
ERA soar to 5.46 early in August,
has gone 4-0 with a 3.00 ERA in
his last four starts. The bullpen
hasn’t blown a save since July 2.
On top of that, team home run
leader Joey Gallo is expected back
from the DL on Tuesday.
Is that enough to fuel a final
push? Banister believes so, based
more on his players’ track record
than on any premonition he might
have.
“Are we poised to win baseball
games? I think so,” Banister said.
“We’ve been winning baseball
games. We’ve lost (three) in a row
here in Oakland. … I believe this
team is going to put a run together, they’re going to put us where
we need to go. There’s no doubt in
my mind. That’s in their DNA.
That’s who they are.”
Japan has won the Little League
World Series, five of which have
come in the last eight years. Tokyo Kitasuna, the club representing Japan this season, has won
three of the last six. Lufkin had a
six-run comeback victory against
Greenville, N.C., in the U.S. championship game Saturday to reach
the final.
day’s preseason contest against
the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The
appointment comes nearly four
months after Kizer had to wait
until the second round to be selected No. 52 overall by the
Browns. He watched as Mitchell
Trubisky (No. 2, Chicago Bears),
Patrick Mahomes (No. 10, Kansas City Chiefs) and Deshaun
Watson (No. 12, Houston Texans) were taken ahead of him.
But all of his peers appear on
track to begin the year on the
bench.
uThe Kansas City Chiefs likely will be without last year’s leading rusher as they begin the 2017
season. Running back Spencer
Ware likely will need seasonending surgery to repair a torn
posterior cruciate ligament and
damage to the lateral collateral
ligament, trainer Rick Burkholder said Sunday. “He damaged those, and at this point in
time, our medical staff believes
that he needs season-ending surgery to correct that problem,”
Burkholder said, according to the
Kansas City Star. “But like with
all these significant injuries, we’ll
exhaust all of our options and
look at second opinions and then
do what’s best for Spencer’s knee
and his career.” Ware was injured
in the first quarter of Friday’s
preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. He led the Chiefs in
rushing last season with 921
yards on 214 carries. Rookie Kareem Hunt, a third-round pick
out of Toledo, assumes the starting role with Ware sidelined.
Charcandrick West and C.J.
Spiller also could contribute.
uChicago Bears wide receiver
Cameron Meredith was carted
off with a left knee injury in the
first quarter of Sunday’s preseason game against the Tennessee
Titans. Fox Sports reported that
Bears trainers suspect the injury
is a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Meredith suffered the injury when he was tackled after a
16-yard reception. He had an air
cast placed on his leg before he
sat down on the cart with a towel
over his head. Meredith, 24, led
the Bears with 66 catches for 888
receiving yards last season.
victory against Europe.
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Japan celebrates its Little League
championship Sunday.
JAPAN BEATS TEXAS TO WIN
LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES
Tsubasa Tomii buckled down
after allowing two first-inning
home runs and Japan hit three
homers in the fourth and won the
Little League World Series title
with a 12-2 victory against Lufkin,
Texas, on Sunday in South Williamsport, Pa. Keitaro Miyahara laced a two-run triple with two
outs in the second to tie it at 2
and hit a solo shot in the fourth
after fouling a ball off his foot earlier in the at-bat. Daisuke Hashimoto and Natsuki Yajima also
homered in the fourth. The title
marks the 11th time a team from
The Dallas Cowboys might be
without a starting defender for a
portion of the regular season,
though the injury does not look
to be as severe as once feared.
Linebacker Anthony Hitchens
will be out for eight weeks with a
tibial plateau fracture in his right
knee suffered during Saturday’s
preseason game against the Oakland Raiders, according to ESPN.
The team initially feared the injury would be a season-ending torn
anterior cruciate ligament. Hitchens’ agent confirmed via Twitter
that he had not been diagnosed
with a torn ACL.
uDeShone Kizer was the
fourth quarterback selected in
April’s NFL draft, but he’s now
the first in his class to earn a
starting role. Coach Hue Jackson said Sunday that the rookie
from Notre Dame will be the
Cleveland Browns’ Week 1 starter. Jackson previously said Kizer
was on track to be the starter after giving him the job for Satur-
Michelle Wie was set to have
surgery Sunday to remove her appendix. Wie withdrew before the
final round of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open and was taken
to Ottawa Hospital for the surgery. “Further details on her condition will be provided when
available,” her agency, IMG, said
in a statement. The 27-year-old
was tied for 23rd at the time.
Sung Hyun Park won the title at
13 under par, shooting 7 under on
Sunday. Wie was 1-2-0 last week
during the USA’s Solheim Cup
PELICANS’ HILL INJURED
The New Orleans Pelicans announced Sunday that forward
Solomon Hill is expected to be
out for six to eight months after
having surgery to repair a torn
left hamstring. The injury, which
Hill suffered during a recent
workout in Los Angeles, is another significant blow to a franchise
that has been riddled with injuries in recent years. Hill, 26, averaged seven points and 3.8 rebounds in 80 games (71 starts)
last season, his first with the Pelicans after signing a four-year,
$48 million deal. He was drafted
with the 23rd overall pick by the
Indiana Pacers in 2013 after
spending four seasons at Arizona.
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MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
SPORTS 3C
Serena will
be missed,
coach says
Open will have void, says Mouratoglou,
who has led Williams to 10 Slam titles
Sandra Harwitt
Special for USA TODAY Sports
NEW YORK The U.S. Open will be
the third consecutive Grand Slam
tennis tournament played without Serena Williams as she awaits
the birth of her first child next
month.
And there isn’t any debate that
her absence is having an impact
on every tournament.
One person who is confident a
tournament without Williams is
somewhat an off-kilter event is
Frenchman Patrick Mouratoglou,
who has coached the 23-time
Grand Slam champion since she
shockingly crashed out of the
2012 French Open in the first
round. Among the achievements
their alliance has produced are 10
Grand Slam titles and the facilitation of her dream to win Olympic
gold in singles, which she did in
the 2012 London Games.
“Everybody thinks the same,
that the tour without Serena is
not the same, which is true,”
Mouratoglou said Saturday in an
interview with USA TODAY
Sports at the U.S. Open. “She was
dominating so much for quite a
long time and also because of her
personality.
“It’s a strange period now, but
it’s not going to last too long,” he
added, beaming a broad smile.
Mouratoglou, in New York to
commentate for Eurosport and
ESPN, agrees Williams has no
idea about the demands of motherhood, but he emphasizes she
finds demanding situations a
challenging motivation.
Mouratoglou, whose book The
Coach has just been released in
the USA, is confident that Williams, soon to be 36, will return
to tennis as a working mom. A
47-year-old father of four — Mouratoglou’s children span from
10 months to 23 years — he
wasn’t upset she disrupted her
career to have a baby believing,
“Life is bigger than tennis.”
“She’ll be a great mother,” he
said. “I see how she is with her
dogs — I know it’s not the same —
but for a long time she considered
them as her babies. She’ll be
great, but at the same time nothing will step between her and
what she wants from tennis. So
she will be the best mother, but
she will find an organization so
she can do her job perfectly.”
Mouratoglou says Williams respects history and she’s well
aware that Australian Margaret
Court holds the overall record for
Grand Slam singles titles at 24.
“It’s not an obsession, but if
U.S. OPEN SCHEDULE
Monday
at USTA Billie Jean King National
Tennis Center, New York
Play begins on all courts at
11 a.m. ET
Arthur Ashe Stadium
Varvara Lepchenko, USA,
vs. Garbine Muguruza (No. 3
seed), Spain
Tennys Sandgren, USA,
vs. Marin Cilic (5), Croatia
Viktoria Kuzmova, Slovakia,
vs. Venus Williams (9), USA
Night session (7)
Opening ceremony
Maria Sharapova, Russia,
vs. Simona Halep (2), Romania
Darian King, Barbados, vs. Alexander Zverev (4), Germany
Louis Armstrong Stadium
Petra Kvitova (13), Czech Republic, vs. Jelena Jankovic, Serbia
Not before 1 p.m.: Pierre-Hugues
Herbert, France, vs. John Isner
(10), USA
Sloane Stephens, USA,
vs. Roberta Vinci, Italy
Not before 5 p.m.: Jack Sock (13),
USA, vs. Jordan Thompson,
Australia
Grandstand
Nicolas Almagro, Spain,
vs. Steve Johnson, USA
Johanna Konta (7), Britain,
vs. Aleksandra Krunic, Serbia
Sam Querrey (17), USA,
vs. Gilles Simon, France
Caroline Wozniacki (5),
Denmark, vs. Mihaela
Buzarnescu, Romania
Court 17
Lauren Davis (32), USA,
vs. Sofia Kenin, USA
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (8), USA,
vs. Marius Copil, Romania
Thanasi Kokkinakis, Australia,
vs. Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia
Jana Cepelova, Slovakia,
vs. Dominika Cibulkova (11),
Slovakia
she beats the record, she’ll be
happy,” Mouratoglou said. “Remember, she’s not coming back to
be top 10. She’s coming back to
win Grand Slams and beat other
records.”
Mouratoglou has worked with
many players such as Grigor Dimitrov, Martina Hingis and Marcos Baghdatis, and his academy
has often hosted many top players, most recently of note former
No. 1 Angelique Kerber and David
Goffin.
What he has found in his five
years with Williams is she brings
one personality trait to their association that keeps him devotedly interested.
“After a certain point, I know
my players so well I can antici-
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Patrick Mouratoglou says soon-to-be-mom Serena Williams hopes to play in Australian Open.
pate their reactions,” he said.
“But Serena is surprising me all
the time. I can never anticipate
what she’s going to say, what she’s
going to do. You cannot get bored
with her, because it’s never the
same.”
Even with Williams not a physical presence at the moment —
they are in constant contact by
text or phone — she remains
unpredictable.
“She tells me, ‘You have to find
a hitting partner for me in September when I come back,’ ”
Mouratoglou revealed, laughing.
“I said, ‘You are having the baby
in September, you can find just
someone to hand feed you balls.’
She said to me, ‘Don’t underestimate me.’ This is Serena.”
The current plan, barring any
complications such as Williams
requiring a Cesarean birth, is for
Mouratoglou to travel to Florida
to start serious practice in November with the aim for her to
rejoin the tour at the beginning of
2018.
“The goal is to be ready for the
Australian Open, and then we’ll
see,” Mouratoglou said of Williams’ desire to defend her title.
“If she’s ready, she’ll compete. If
not, we’ll delay the comeback. I
don’t think she should compete if
she’s not really ready.”
Mouratoglou is so self-assured
and popular around the tour it’s
hard to imagine the shy, insecure
child he paints himself as in his
book.
His love for tennis commenced
when his parents introduced him
to the sport at their club, but his
father, a successful real estate entrepreneur and pioneer in the
field of renewable energy, discouraged him from a career as a
player in favor of a future in the
family business.
“I completely get it, that it’s
difficult to imagine who I was, but
that’s my story, and I didn’t exaggerate at all. If there’s one lesson
to learn: You can change everything in your life, everything, but
it depends on you.”
Mouratoglou eventually left
the family business with his par-
ents’ blessing to start a tennis
academy — his father even offered financial assistance once he
supplied a sound business plan.
His life goal: If he wasn’t going
to win a major as a player, he
would do so as a coach.
“Winning a Grand Slam was
something I was chasing the first
day I became a coach,” he said.
“That’s the most exciting thing
you can do, but to do it you have
to work with a player who can
win Slams.
“Serena had won already 13 before me,” he added. “I feel I made
a difference in people’s careers,
and that’s what I feel with
Serena.”
No one agrees with that sentiment more than Williams, who
wrote the following in the foreword of Mouratoglou’s book:
“Patrick Mouratoglou is the
‘Mastermind’ indeed. I wanted
something fresh, something different, something that was able to
take me from great to historic.
That is what Patrick was able to
do with me.”
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Wallace has been tapped as an
arbitrator for multiple cases, primarily involving drug suspensions.
“He views these appeals
through a narrow frame,” he added of Henderson. “Was the process fair? He’s not looking to retry
the case. But he will overturn
Goodell if he feels it warrants
that. As far as all of the league attorneys, he was all of their bosses
at one time. It’s not like he’s intimidated by them.”
Last week, though, Henderson
issued a ruling that adds a significant challenge to Elliott’s defense.
According to ProFootballTalk.com, Henderson decided the accuser of the Dallas Cowboys star
won’t have to testify and her testimony to NFL investigators can’t
be used.
Interestingly, in announcing
Elliott’s suspension, the league
revealed that his accuser, who
claimed to be a former girlfriend,
lied in contending that he yanked
her from a car. And that was just
one of several unseemly twists in
this case that makes me wonder
whether the league seriously
fumbled its responsibility to get it
right.
Again.
Sure, the NFL needs to get
tough on domestic violence. The
six games for Elliott was the standard set for first-time offenders
when the league crafted its policy
upon entering the post-Ray Rice
world. Then it made a sham out
of that very policy last year by
giving Josh Brown just a onegame ban, despite an admission
by the former New York Giants
kicker that he abused his ex-wife.
Go figure. Without divulging details, the NFL maintained there
was some “mitigating” factor that
led them to going soft on Brown.
Now Goodell is throwing the
book at Elliott, despite multiple
reports of factors that raise questions about his accuser’s credibility and motives.
But did Elliott get six games to
compensate for the criticism the
NFL drew over the Brown suspension? Remember, Elliott was
never charged or even arrested
after the July 2016 incident in
Columbus, Ohio, that led to this,
presumably because authorities
thought information they’d gathered was inconsistent.
The NFL, though, contended
after a 13-month investigation
that Elliott, who has denied the
allegations, was responsible for
bruises that his accuser provided
as photographic evidence. It
came down to he said-she said. As
the NFL saw it, relying on input
from outside experts, her version
was more believable.
But I’m wondering: If a person
lies about a physical confrontation in a car, what other statements might be less than
truthful? The Fort Worth StarTelegram reported that Elliott’s
accuser, who is white, made a racially based threat to “ruin” his
career, in addition to urging another witness to lie to investigators. Also, Yahoo reported that
she exchanged text messages that
addressed using sex videos in an
attempt to extort money from Elliott, according to documents
prepared by NFL investigators.
These would seem to be “mitigating” factors.
In an extraordinary twist, the
NFL blasted the NFL Players Association for “victim-shaming”
while alleging that the union was
behind leaking information related to the case.
“We have to stand up to the
NFL when they repeatedly engage in a bankrupt and corrupt
due process,” Carl Francis,
NFLPA communications director, told USA TODAY Sports in a
text message.
But if the media accounts
based on the NFL’s report are ac-
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Ezekiel Elliott was suspended after a 13-month investigation.
curate, the victim might have
shamed herself while also underscoring how players are vulnerable to bogus allegations while the
league is compelled to carry out
its domestic violence policy. And
the NFL will likely be the favorite
in a legal case, as the courts rarely
step across the boundaries of
conditions reached through collective bargaining — which is
where Goodell’s power flows
from. Just ask Tom Brady.
The key is how responsibly the
commissioner uses that longstanding power to ensure fairness
for all parties.
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4C SPORTS
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Alabama stands alone in SEC
No reason to think any team has what
it takes to knock Tide from throne
Paul Myerberg
heaped in its direction. It’s mediocrity everywhere else.
@PaulMyerberg
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BEST UNITS
The Southeastern Conference
was the best conference in the
Football Bowl Subdivision. Now
it’s not. The league has come to
embody the insult it once heaped
in the direction of its Power Five
foes: The SEC has one great team.
One, and only one.
No team other than Alabama
has finished a season with fewer
than three losses since 2013. No
team other than Alabama won
more than nine games in 2016.
Over the last three years, the
Crimson Tide have five fewer
losses in league play, at 22-2, than
the next-closest competitor, Florida. During the last half-decade,
Alabama’s 36-4 conference record
is miles beyond the next best on
the list — Georgia and Florida at
27-13.
Those are simple numbers to
sum up the league’s plummet
from its stratospheric heights. But
you should also trust your eyes.
The Crimson Tide are the Roman
army on the march. The rest of
the SEC are the anonymous soldiers from Commando. The gap is
as wide as you’ve imagined.
I don’t say this to demean the
non-Tide section of the SEC but
in praise of Alabama. The machine hasn’t just beat teams; it
has defeated an entire conference. And it shows no signs of letting up.
So don’t begrudge the hasbeens and also-rans of the SEC
for living in the past. What, they
should live in the present? Don’t
remind Auburn and LSU that
they are a combined 25-23 in SEC
action since the start of the 2014
season. Don’t tell Tennessee that
it has been unable to win even the
participation trophy that is the
SEC East Division despite the relative swoons suffered by Florida
and Georgia.
There’s one great team in the
SEC. That team is pretty good.
Historically good. Tell-yourgrandkids good. Alabama has
earned every ounce of praise
Quarterback: Alabama. There
is reason to pay close attention to
Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham, but Jalen Hurts’ experience and strong
start to his college career help give
the Tide the edge.
Running back: Alabama.
Waves upon waves upon waves of
depth, starting with Bo Scarbrough — though Georgia’s duo of
Nick Chubb and Sony Michel also
is solid.
Wide receivers and tight
ends: Alabama. Less proven than
a year ago but still better than the
rest of the SEC.
Offensive line: Alabama. The
Tide have located their next star
in sophomore Jonah Williams.
Next they need to find an answer
at right tackle.
Defensive line: Alabama.
Continuing a recent tradition.
Linebacker: Alabama. There’s
no doubt that Alabama’s going to
take a step back on the second level without Rueben Foster, Ryan
Anderson and Tim Williams —
but this is still the SEC’s best linebacker crew.
Secondary: Alabama. This is
getting repetitive. Maybe I can put
Florida instead? But that wouldn’t
be true.
Special teams: Florida. Finally, someone other than the Tide.
The Gators’ kicking game is very
strong.
RANKING THE STARTING
QUARTERBACKS
1. Jalen Hurts, Alabama. I
think Hurts’ game will really benefit from the Tide’s move from
Lane Kiffin to former NFL assistant Brian Daboll at offensive
coordinator.
2. Jarrett Stidham, Auburn.
He’s a perfect fit for what Gus
Malzahn wants from the position,
but let’s remember that Stidham
made just three starts during his
brief stint at Baylor.
3. Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi State. If impossible to truly
gauge, I think Fitzgerald might be
the most underrated quarterback
in the FBS.
JOHN REED, USA TODAY SPORTS
Calvin Ridley is one of many reasons Alabama appears a lock for a fourth consecutive SEC title.
4. Austin Allen, Arkansas.
The offensive front should do a
better job protecting Allen, who
has obvious all-conference ability,
but the Razorbacks’ lack of options at receiver could mean trouble for the offense.
5. Jacob Eason, Georgia. Eason will take a nice step forward in
2017 but won’t have his comingout party until his junior year.
6. Jake Bentley, South Carolina. The Gamecocks have wisely
opted to build an offense — if not
the entire program — around the
talented sophomore.
7. Drew Lock, Missouri.
Based on his growth between his
freshman and sophomore seasons, Lock should reach his potential at Missouri.
8. Shea Patterson, Mississippi. The five-star recruit has
the tools to be a star in the SEC.
9. Danny Etling, LSU. You
can love Ed Orgeron’s hire of Matt
Canada but still wonder about the
health of LSU’s passing game.
10. Malik Zaire, Florida.
This is guesswork, since the Gators have three options for the
starting spot, but it’s logical to
think that Jim McElwain
wouldn’t bring in the Notre Dame
graduate transfer to hold a
clipboard.
11. Stephen Johnson, Kentucky. Johnson should be getting
more credit for leading the Wildcats to a bowl game last season.
But can he deliver with more consistency as a passer?
12. Kyle Shurmur, Vanderbilt. The light might have turned
on for Shurmur during the final
four games of the 2016 regular
season.
13. Quinten Dormady, Tennessee. Or Jarrett Guarantano.
Both will play in 2017.
14. Nick Starkel, Texas
A&M. Even if Starkel gets the nod
for the opener against UCLA —
A&M hasn’t made the call — he’ll
have to perform to keep freshman
Kellen Mond off the field.
GAMES OF THE YEAR
Alabama vs. Florida State
(in Atlanta), Saturday. One of
the most anticipated openers in
recent history, if not beyond that.
LSU vs. Brigham Young (in
Houston),
Saturday. LSU
shouldn’t lose, but it will be interesting to see how the offense responds in its first game under
Canada.
Texas A&M at UCLA, Sunday. A loss at UCLA in the opener
would not be good for Kevin Sumlin’s job security.
TCU at Arkansas, Sept. 9.
This is an intriguing matchup. If
TCU is one of the three best teams
in the Big 12, the Horned Frogs
should win at Arkansas.
Auburn at Clemson, Sept. 9.
A win for Auburn likely would put
the Tigers on a clear trajectory for
a New Year’s Six bowl.
LSU at Florida, Oct. 7. If not
meaningful for the Playoff, this
would have an impact on the
SEC’s postseason lineup.
Tennessee at Alabama,
Oct. 21. The Volunteers’ game
plan for victory is … ?
LSU at Alabama, Nov. 4. The
Tide look to push their winning
streak in the series to seven
games.
Georgia at Auburn, Nov. 11.
Auburn has dropped three in a
row and nine of 11 to the Bulldogs,
with perhaps none more painful
than last year’s 13-7 setback.
Alabama
at
Auburn,
Nov. 25. If Stidham is as good as
advertised, this Auburn offense
could put a scare in the Tide.
Mississippi at Mississippi
State, Nov. 23. This one is going
to be so much fun, no matter what
the records are.
Playoff yields many refreshing possibilities
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lost to good teams.
“It will happen, in my opinion,”
Tranghese says. “They’re all gonna happen at some point. It’s the
nature of the system.”
If you’re looking for a good setup, start Saturday in Atlanta.
There are plenty of variables. But
either Alabama or Florida State
could, with the right set of circumstances, get into the Playoff
after losing the opener and somewhere else along the way.
Start with a competitive game
Saturday. Although the loser isn’t
out of the race by a long shot,
conventional wisdom says that
team would have little remaining
margin for error. But what if Alabama were to lose Saturday and
then again in a close game against
a highly ranked Auburn or LSU,
and then the Tide went on to win
the Southeastern Conference
championship?
It’s not hard to see Alabama in
the Playoff.
And it doesn’t simply have to
be a “Bama Bump.” Florida State
could conceivably do something
similar.
Much depends on how dominant those teams look throughout the season, of course. And
how “good” that hypothetical second loss is. And, of course, the résumés of the other Playoff
contenders.
It’s far more likely the loser of
Saturday’s game has to run the table to get into the Playoff (and
that, if it did, it would make the
field). But if we’ve learned anything in the Playoff’s first three
years, it’s that the old definition
of success is gone.
“In my two years (as a selection committee member), it was
obvious to me the collective will
of the group was to reward people
who played challenging schedules,” Tranghese says. “That’s the
THREE TO WATCH
THIS WEEK
Alabama vs. Florida State
(Atlanta; 8 p.m. ET Saturday,
ABC): No. 1 vs. No. 3, the kind of
matchup we all hope for in the
season’s final game, which will
also be played at MercedesBenz Stadium. The winner gets a
huge leg up in the Playoff race.
The loser isn’t out of anything.
Florida vs. Michigan (Arlington, Texas; 3:30 p.m. Saturday, ABC): It’s possible we’ll
learn Michigan’s roster and
maybe even its depth chart by
the time this one kicks off. Meanwhile, regardless of who starts,
is Florida’s quarterback competition finished?
Texas A&M at UCLA (7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Fox): There are games
involving better teams, but none
might be as critical as this in
determining the potential future
of both programs. A&M’s Kevin
Sumlin and UCLA’s Jim Mora are
on the proverbial hot seat. A
loss, and the season’s narrative
starts out negatively.
way they set up this Playoff. They
reward people who challenge
themselves with tough schedules.
“In the old BCS, playing (a
game like Alabama-Florida State)
was almost suicide. But they’ve
got as good a chance as anybody
because they challenged themselves.”
So the matchup isn’t only potentially, as the organizers are
calling it, the “greatest opener of
all time.” For the winner it’s an
obvious propellant to the top of
the Playoff race (with a very long
way to go). But it also could be the
stage setter for another precedent
as college football continues to
find its way in a new era.
Tranghese says when the commissioners set up the Bowl
Championship Series, then-SEC
commissioner Roy Kramer told
him: “Whatever you think can’t
happen will eventually happen
because that’s college football.”
“I think that will hold true in
the CFP, also,” Tranghese says.
and Baylor had offered help.
TEACHABLE MOMENT
Deondre Francois and Florida
State know their season isn’t
over if they lose Saturday.
For all those who wondered if the
offseason rule change to enforce
the 20-minute length of halftime
would actually, you know, restrict
the length of halftime to 20
minutes?
Saturday, Florida A&M was penalized for delay of game when
the FAMU band, known as the
Marching 100, didn’t get off the
field in time. The penalty was enforced on the third-quarter kickoff.
Here’s guessing coaches everywhere immediately made a mental note: Make sure the band
director gets the memo this week.
then moved to Baton Rouge.
TEACHABLE MOMENT II
ALABAMA PLAYER SHOT
According to The Tuscaloosa
(Ala.) News, Alabama defensive
tackle Raekwon Davis was shot in
the leg early Sunday morning and
hospitalized with a minor injury.
Davis was standing in the parking lot outside a bar when gunfire
erupted, according to the newspaper; investigators said he wasn’t
the intended target.
“Our concern at this time is for
Raekwon and his health,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said in a
statement Sunday afternoon.
“While this does not appear to be
a serious medical situation, Raekwon is still being evaluated.”
Davis had been in the mix to
start for the No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide.
HURRICANE WATCH
After Hurricane Harvey slammed
into Texas, several more days of
heavy rains are in the forecast,
compounding the severe flooding
in Houston. Officials are monitoring the status of the Brigham
Young-LSU game scheduled for
Saturday at NRG Stadium.
They expect to make a decision
by midweek. Potential sites would
include New Orleans’ MercedesBenz Superdome and LSU’s Tiger
Stadium in Baton Rouge.
If the game is moved, it would
be the third time in three years
LSU games have been moved because of severe weather.
In 2015, an October game with
South Carolina was moved to Baton Rouge because of flooding in
Columbia, S.C.
Last year, a game at Florida was
first postponed because of concern over Hurricane Matthew,
JASEN VINLOVE, USA TODAY SPORTS
HURRICANE WATCH, II
Meanwhile, the University of
Houston’s football team held its
weekend practices on the University of Texas campus in Austin.
Athletics director Hunter Yurachek told the Houston Chronicle
that Baylor, Southern Methodist
and TCU offered their campuses.
Houston coach Major Applewhite played and coached at Texas, where former Houston coach
Tom Herman is now head coach.
The Cougars open the season Saturday at Texas-San Antonio.
Senior associate athletics director David Bassity said the Cougars likely would not return to
Houston before Wednesday at the
earliest; the school’s campus is
closed until at least then.
Bassity’s home was flooded. He
said 42 players live off campus but
it wasn’t known whether any of
their homes were flooded.
Also, after playing in Australia,
the Rice football team’s return to
Houston was uncertain. Owls
coach David Bailiff told KRIVTV’s Mark Berman the team
might go to Dallas and said SMU
That penalty didn’t hurt the Rattlers. A Texas Southern returner
fielded the kickoff inside the 5,
then took a knee in the end zone
for a safety.
NUMBERS GAME
33,181
Attendance Saturday at Allianz
Stadium in Sydney. That’s a little
more than half the 61,247 to
watch California and Hawaii open
the season a year ago in Sydney.
But considering neither Stanford
nor Rice has a large fan base, it’s
an indication American football
can draw a nice crowd Down
Under.
QUOTABLE
“I shouldn’t talk too much trash,
but I think we’re gonna beat Alabama pretty bad next week. I really do.” — Florida State President
John Thrasher, talking too much
trash.
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@GeorgeSchroeder for breaking
college football news and analysis.
USA TODAY
MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
SPORTS 5C
CAVS, CELTICS IN AWKWARD SPOT
Thomas’ physical complicates trade,
but both teams still want it to happen
Jeff Zillgitt
@JeffZillgitt
USA TODAY Sports
The Boston Celtics were happy
with the trade that netted them
point guard Kyrie Irving from the
Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Cavs were happy with the
deal that yielded All-Star point
guard Isaiah Thomas, wing Jae
Crowder, promising young center
Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets’
2018 first-round draft pick.
Given Irving’s desire to play elseANALYSIS
where, it was a trade
that satisfied both
teams.
Until
Thomas
took a physical with the Cavaliers.
Now, no one involved in the
trade is thrilled.
Happiness is fleeting.
The results of Thomas’ physical have given the Cavaliers pause
— enough so that voiding the
trade is one option, though that
would be the nuclear choice in
this blockbuster deal. Per NBA
collective bargaining rules, a team
can void a trade if a player fails a
physical.
Thomas suffered a torn labrum
in his right hip March 15 against
the Minnesota Timberwolves,
aggravated it in Game 6 of the
Eastern Conference semifinals
against the Washington Wizards
and aggravated it more against
the Cavaliers in Game 2 of the
conference finals.
Now, the Cavaliers are conducting a thorough review of the
trade and plotting their next step,
which also might include asking
the Celtics for more compensation.
Thomas did not have surgery
to repair his hip, and Celtics
President Danny Ainge acknowledged on a conference call last
week after the trade was announced that “there’s going to be
probably a little bit of a delay for
Isaiah as he starts the season this
year, but — um — I think that Isaiah should be fine and healthy as
the season goes along.”
Word out of Boston is the Celtics aren’t thrilled with the idea of
adding another piece to the trade
and are adamant they were upfront with the Cavs about Thomas’ injury. But that doesn’t mean
the Cavs medical staff sees it the
same way the Celtics did. It’s possible the Cavaliers think Thomas
will miss more games than Boston did.
If not at an impasse, the deal is
in a holding pattern, with implications for both teams.
The Celtics don’t want to give
up additional players or assets,
and they don’t want the trade
voided, which would leave them
trying to mend their relationship
with Thomas and without a toplevel point guard at the start of
the season.
ESPN analyst and former Nets
front office executive Bobby
Marks suggested the Celtics
could throw in their 2018 firstround pick with protections to
appease the Cavs, with the idea
that Irving, 25, should be their
point guard for the next seven
seasons.
The Cavaliers like this trade —
the Thomas complications notwithstanding — especially the acquisition of Crowder and the
unprotected first-round pick. To
build a championship roster, the
Cavs traded draft picks and didn’t
have a first-round pick in 2016
and 2017. They covet that 2018
pick, which should be in the
top 10.
If the Cavs voided the trade,
they would have less than a
month before training camp to
trade Irving and feel good about
the return from another team.
Marks put it this way on Twitter: “Here is the ? CLE mgmt.
needs to ask. Does Crowder/BKN
pick/injured IT outweigh going
WINSLOW TOWNSON, USA TODAY SPORTS
Isaiah Thomas (4) and Kyrie Irving (2) will trade uniforms if a trade made last week goes
through. But Thomas’ hip issue could cause the deal to be renegotiated or voided.
back to square 1? I believe it
does.”
The deadline for players involved in the trade to pass physicals and complete the trade is
Penske’s
drivers drop
lovefest; it’s
about time
v CONTINUED FROM 1C
SCOTT KANE, AP
@jimayello
USA TODAY Sports
MADISON, ILL . This is what the
Verizon IndyCar Series and its
fans have been craving. It’s finally
Penske vs. Penske with some bad
blood in the water.
Josef Newgarden’s controversial — and ultimately, race-deciding — pass of Simon Pagenaud
late in Saturday’s Bommarito
Automotive Group 500 had the
Frenchman irate after the race,
saying he no longer trusted or respected his young teammate.
Good.
For too long this
ANALYSIS
season, when it came
to intrasquad competition, the dominant Penske brigade
played nice, pretending to be
above ego and sometimes even
ambition.
Every time the brigade members were asked about running up
front together, their cookie-cutter
answers boiled down to something like: As long as a Penske
crosses the finish line first, we’re
happy.
Snooze.
Also, that’s not true. How could
it be? Sure, they wear the same
colors off the track, but these are
four superstars in the sport. Four
alpha males. All four are gunning
for a championship, and all the
while we’re expected to believe
they’re patting one another on the
back every race weekend? Come
on.
In what could be his final IndyCar season, Helio Castroneves is
desperate to finally win a series
championship; Pagenaud badly
wants to defend his; Power is
fighting to keep pace with legendary Scott Dixon; and Newgarden,
as Townsend Bell put it, seems
to gain if the deal goes through.
The Cavs and Celtics have incentive to make it work, even if one
team is a little less happy about
the outcome of the deal.
Johnson says he
finally feels right
Newgarden’s pass
angers teammate
Jim Ayello
10 a.m. ET Thursday, but that
deadline can be extended if both
teams agree.
Both teams have plenty to lose
if the deal falls apart and plenty
Josef Newgarden, center, topped teammate Simon Pagenaud,
right, who finished third. Scott Dixon, left, was second.
hellbent on “unleashing a fire and
fury the likes of which IndyCar
has never seen before.”
With all that on the line, how
could this not turn into a game of
cutthroat? Well, 141⁄2 races into
the year, it seemed like the sparks
might never fly, but Newgarden
changed everything with that pass
of Pagenaud.
Good for him for not playing
nice anymore. Good for him for
taking a risk to lock up a crucial
win. Most of all, good for him for
not apologizing for it.
“It’s racing,” Newgarden said
with a grin. “Simon knows that.”
In other words, get over it.
Right or wrong, that’s a beautiful sentiment and should be music
to fans’ ears. With two races remaining and a championship on
the line, we’re finally going to see
these uber-talents really go at it.
What a treat.
WHAT IS GOING ON
AT CHIP GANASSI RACING?
Other than Scott Dixon’s championship chase, nothing seems to be
going well at CGR. Let’s start with
Max Chilton, who lambasted his
team over the radio last week
when he fell a few laps behind and
they told him to pit despite having
no significant mechanical problems.
“I’d love to know who is giving
this instruction, because they’re
brain dead,” Chilton chided over
the radio. “This is the first time
we’ve had a decent car in a while.
Why can’t we learn? Or are we just
a quitting team?”
Safe to say Chilton won’t be
back with Ganassi next season,
but where will be go? Smart money has Chilton leaving for Carlin
Racing, which is rumored to be
aiming at a full-time team next
year. Chilton’s father owns a major ownership stake in that operation, which runs in a number of
series, including Indy Lights.
Next up in the CGR fiasco is
Tony Kanaan. Kanaan, who recently said he is not retiring and
declared himself a free agent,
kicked off Saturday’s race in interesting fashion, spinning out
during a pace lap and hitting the
wall. He returned to the track
and ran a majority of the race
two to three laps down before
unexpectedly coming off track,
jumping on his scooter and
heading to his trailer.
When Kanaan was asked by
the TV broadcast why his day
was done, he replied simply,
“Talk to Chip.”
Again, it’s safe to say Kanaan
will not be back at CGR next
season, but the tea leaves spelling out his next ride are harder
to read. There should be plenty
of seats open, and plenty of owners who would be happy to have
a driver of Kanaan’s talents.
Finally, there’s Charlie Kimball. His future at CGR is up in
the air too, as he’s been speaking
to a number of teams about next
year. He told The Indianapolis
Star only that, “Everything is
pretty delicate right now.”
He, like Kanaan, has not officially ruled out a return to Ganassi, but a 2018 reunion seems
very unlikely.
So will Ganassi really have
three seats to fill next season?
Or does he plan to trim his garage? A lot of questions surround CGR right now, and there
are very few answers.
Ayello writes for The Indianapolis
Star, part of the USA TODAY Network.
I could cover the water. It was a
little bit easier coming in with a
60-degree on 18.
“I feel like the game is finally
back in form like it was leading
into the Masters. I feel like I’m
swinging everything really well.
Got a lot of control over the golf
ball. I’m feeling really good. Obviously getting the win here today gives me a lot of confidence
going into next week and the
rest of the Playoffs.”
Spieth, who closed with a 69,
held a three-shot lead at the
start of the day and made birdies on the third and fifth holes
to extend his advantage to five.
But his mid-iron on the sixth
hole came up short and landed
in the water and gave Johnson
hope. Spieth played a superb
back nine, with birdies on the
13th and 14th, a clutch par from
17 feet on the 17th and a great
two-putt from 75 feet on the
18th.
Despite falling short of winning his fourth PGA Tour title
this year, the reigning British
Open champion was far from
distraught.
“I didn’t lose the tournament. He won it,” Spieth said.
“I played well. Game feels good.
And I recognized a couple
tendencies that I got into my
swing towards the end of the
round that prevented me from
hitting great iron shots like I
did before, so I know what to
work on.
“But I feel great about my
game. I had two great putting
days. I had one bad putting day
and one very average day. Just
get the putting more consistent. But it’s very difficult holding a lead on a difficult golf
course when the guy you’re
playing with goes bogey-free
and doesn’t even really sniff a
bogey and shoots 4 under. You
know, hats off to DJ. But no
surprise, either.”
Jon Rahm got within one
shot of the leaders with a birdie
on the 13th but fell back and
finished with a 68 and in a tie
for third, four shots behind the
BRAD PENNER, USA TODAY SPORTS
Dustin Johnson’s bogey-free
round Sunday resulted in his
fourth win of 2017.
“That back nine
was a lot of fun. It
was a great
battle. And it was
fun to be in the
hunt again and
see my game hold
up.”
Dustin Johnson
leaders. He shared third with
Jhonattan Vegas, who closed
with a 65.
Defending FedExCup champion Rory McIlroy was never a factor, finishing at 2 over and in a
tie for 34th.
The win left Johnson with the
lead in the FedExCup Playoffs.
And it boosted his confidence after a long battle with a bad back.
“It’s been a tough road to get
back to where I can compete
again,” he said. “This is the first
week I felt my game was back to
where it was before the Masters.
… That back nine was a lot of fun.
It was a great battle. And it was
fun to be in the hunt again and
see my game hold up.”
6C SPORTS
E2
MLB SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East
Boston
New York
Baltimore
Tampa Bay
Toronto
W
73
70
65
65
61
L
57
59
65
67
69
Pct.
.562
.543
.500
.492
.469
GB
—
21/2
8
9
12
Strk.
L-4
W-2
W-4
W-1
L-1
Central
Cleveland
Minnesota
Kansas City
Detroit
Chicago
W
73
67
64
56
52
L
56
63
65
73
77
Pct.
.566
.515
.496
.434
.403
GB
—
61/2
9
17
21
Strk.
W-4
W-1
L-4
L-1
W-1
West
Houston
Seattle
Los Angeles
Texas
Oakland
W
79
66
66
64
58
L
51
65
65
66
72
Pct.
.608
.504
.504
.492
.446
GB
—
131/2
131/2
15
21
Strk.
W-1
L-2
L-1
L-3
W-3
Last
10
4-6
6-4
6-4
5-5
3-7
Last
10
7-3
6-4
4-6
3-7
6-4
Last
10
5-5
6-4
4-6
4-6
5-5
Home
40-25
37-23
38-26
34-33
35-31
Away
33-32
33-36
27-39
31-34
26-38
Home
36-29
31-35
35-30
31-32
30-34
Away
37-27
36-28
29-35
25-41
22-43
Home
37-29
34-32
35-31
35-29
37-31
Away
42-22
32-33
31-34
29-37
21-41
Home
36-27
35-29
29-36
28-39
27-35
Away
41-24
31-34
28-35
29-33
21-46
Home
34-28
35-30
37-31
35-31
31-35
Away
35-32
33-33
28-34
28-37
24-41
Home
52-16
42-23
38-25
33-30
31-35
Away
39-22
31-35
33-34
24-43
21-45
NATIONAL LEAGUE
East
Washington
Miami
Atlanta
New York
Philadelphia
W
77
66
57
57
48
L
51
63
71
72
81
Pct.
.602
.512
.445
.442
.372
GB
—
111/2
20
201/2
291/2
Strk.
L-1
W-4
L-2
W-1
W-1
Central
Chicago
Milwaukee
St. Louis
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
W
69
68
65
63
55
L
60
63
65
68
76
Pct.
.535
.519
.500
.481
.420
GB
—
2
41/2
7
15
Strk.
L-1
W-2
L-1
W-2
L-2
West
Los Angeles
Arizona
Colorado
San Diego
San Francisco
W
91
73
71
57
52
L
38
58
59
73
80
Pct.
.705
.557
.546
.438
.394
GB
—
19
201/2
341/2
401/2
Strk.
L-2
W-4
W-2
L-3
L-3
Last
10
6-4
8-2
4-6
4-6
5-5
Last
10
6-4
6-4
4-6
5-5
5-5
Last
10
6-4
6-4
4-6
3-7
4-6
SUNDAY’S RESULTS
American League
N.Y. Yankees 10, Seattle 1
Minnesota 7, Toronto 2
Cleveland 12, Kansas City 0
Baltimore 2, Boston 1
National League
Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 2
Miami 6, San Diego 2
Philadelphia 6, Chicago Cubs 3
Colorado 3, Atlanta 0
Interleague
Tampa Bay 3, St. Louis 2, 10 innings
Chicago White Sox 7, Detroit 1
Houston 7, L.A. Angels 5
Oakland 8, Texas 3
N.Y. Mets 6, Washington 5, 1st game
N.Y. Mets at Washington, 2nd game
Arizona 11, San Francisco 0
Milwaukee 3, L.A. Dodgers 2
TODAY’S GAMES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Pitchers
GS
2017 Statistics
Pct.
WHIP
ERA
W-L
IP
K
Cleveland at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET
CLE: Kluber (R)
NYY: Severino (R)
22
25
12-4
11-5
Seattle at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. ET
SEA: Gonzales (L)
BAL: Tillman (R)
(Line: NYY -105)
.750
0.91
2.65 152.2
.688
1.10
3.10 156.2
4
16
(Line: BAL -120)
.000
1.79
.125
1.99
0-1
1-7
208
183
6.23
7.75
17.1
74.1
11
55
3.18
3.17
136.0
164.2
145
135
(Line: KC -128)
.600
1.52
5.76
.308
1.30
5.09
65.2
127.1
49
111
(Line: LAA -165)
.333
1.44
5.49
NA
1.50
8.10
59.0
10.0
44
9
(Line: WSH -215)
.706
1.22
3.68
.706
0.85
2.25
129.2
160.1
89
220
(Line: PHI -155)
.400
1.34
4.13
.500
1.21
3.58
28.1
130.2
15
135
(Line: CHC -166)
.455
1.32
4.40
.400
1.27
3.43
122.2
102.1
91
81
(Line: SD -111)
1.21
4.67
167.2
1.30
4.10
147.0
170
121
Boston at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. ET
BOS: Pomeranz (L)
TOR: Stroman (R)
25
26
(Line: BOS -118)
13-4
.765
1.34
11-6
.647
1.31
Tampa Bay at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m. ET
TB: Pruitt (R)
KC: Kennedy (R)
7
24
6-4
4-9
Oakland at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m. ET
OAK: Gossett (R)
LAA: Heaney (L)
11
2
3-6
0-0
NATIONAL LEAGUE
Miami at Washington, 7:05 p.m. ET
MIA: Urena (R)
WSH: Scherzer (R)
21
24
12-5
12-5
Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. ET
ATL: Sims (R)
PHI: Nola (R)
5
21
2-3
9-9
Pittsburgh at Chi. Cubs, 8:05 p.m. ET
PIT: Williams (R)
CHC: Montgomery (L)
20
9
5-6
4-6
San Francisco at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. ET
SF: Samardzija (R)
SD: Chacin (R)
26
26
8-12
11-9
.400
.550
INTERLEAGUE
Detroit at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. ET
DET: Zimmermann (R)
COL: Senzatela (R)
25
19
7-11
10-4
(Line: COL -160)
.389
1.54
.714
1.27
6.11
4.52
140.0
121.1
91
91
Odds provided by Pregame.com.
Phillies 6, Cubs 3
Rockies 3, Braves 0
Chicago
Philadelphia
Colorado
Atlanta
300 000 000 — 3
000 050 01X — 6
010 002 000 — 3
000 000 000 — 0
Chicago
ab r h bi bb so avg
Zobrist rf
5 1 0 0 0 0 .227
Schwarber lf
3 1 0 0 1 1 .198
Bryant 3b
4 1 1 0 0 1 .289
Rizzo 1b
3 0 1 2 1 1 .275
La Stella 2b
3 0 2 1 0 0 .322
Almora Jr. ph
1 0 0 0 0 0 .285
Baez ss
3 0 2 0 1 0 .273
Heyward cf
3 0 0 0 1 0 .252
R. Rivera c
3 0 0 0 0 3 .225
Jay ph
1 0 0 0 0 0 .283
Lackey sp
2 0 1 0 0 0 .152
Happ ph
1 0 0 0 0 0 .245
Rondon rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J. Wilson rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Uehara rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Avila ph
1 0 0 0 0 1 .275
Totals
33 3 7 3 4 7
u Batting — RBI: La Stella (16); Rizzo 2
(92) LOB: 7.
u Fielding — E: Bryant (16).
Philadelphia
ab r h bi bb so avg
Hernandez 2b
3 1 0 0 1 1 .288
Galvis ss
4 1 1 2 0 1 .258
Williams rf
4 1 2 2 0 1 .286
L.Garcia rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Neris rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Hoskins lf
4 1 1 1 0 1 .297
Joseph 1b
3 0 0 0 0 3 .239
Ramos rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Milner rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Nava rf
1 0 0 0 0 0 .299
Franco 3b
4 0 2 0 0 0 .224
Florimon cf
4 1 2 0 0 2 .346
Rupp c
3 1 0 0 0 1 .227
Pivetta sp
1 0 0 0 0 1 .086
Kim ph
2 0 0 0 0 1 .191
Totals
33 6 8 5 1 12
u Batting — 2B: Franco (24); HR: Hoskins
(11); Williams (8); RBI: Galvis 2 (56); Hoskins
(24); Williams 2 (30) LOB: 4.
u Fielding — E: Hoskins (2); Joseph (7);
DP: 1; TP: 1.
Pitching
ip h r er bb so era
Chicago
Lackey L,10-10
5 6 5 4 1 8 4.98
2
/3 1 0 0 0 2 4.96
Rondon
J. Wilson
11/3 0 0 0 0 1 4.00
Uehara
1 1 1 1 0 1 3.89
Philadelphia
Pivetta W,5-9
5 6 3 2 4 5 6.57
Ramos H,5
2 0 0 0 0 1 5.19
1
/3 0 0 0 0 0 2.25
Milner H,4
2
/3 1 0 0 0 0 2.89
L.Garcia H,6
Neris S,16
1 0 0 0 0 1 3.17
Colorado
ab r h bi bb so avg
Blackmon cf
3 0 2 0 2 0 .337
LeMahieu 2b
4 0 1 0 1 0 .314
Arenado 3b
5 0 0 0 0 0 .308
Parra lf
4 2 2 0 0 2 .348
Reynolds 1b
3 1 1 2 1 1 .277
C. Gonzalez rf
3 0 0 0 1 1 .238
Story ss
4 0 2 1 0 1 .227
Wolters c
4 0 0 0 0 2 .239
Gray sp
3 0 0 0 0 2 .107
Neshek rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Dunn rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Valaika ph
1 0 0 0 0 0 .261
McGee rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals
34 3 8 3 5 9
u Batting — 2B: Story 2 (20); HR: Reynolds (28); RBI: Reynolds 2 (87); Story (59);
GIDP: Arenado LOB: 9.
u Baserunning — SB: Blackmon (13).
u Fielding — DP: 1.
Atlanta
ab r h bi bb so avg
Inciarte cf
4 0 0 0 0 1 .299
Phillips 3b
4 0 2 0 0 1 .291
Freeman 1b
1 0 0 0 3 1 .322
Markakis rf
4 0 0 0 0 1 .278
Suzuki c
3 0 1 0 0 0 .269
Adams lf
4 0 1 0 0 0 .271
Albies 2b
4 0 1 0 0 0 .271
Swanson ss
3 0 1 0 0 1 .228
Foltynewicz sp
1 0 0 0 0 1 .054
Adams ph
1 0 0 0 0 1 .275
Minter rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Motte rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Kemp ph
1 0 0 0 0 0 .293
Freeman rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J. Johnson rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals
30 0 6 0 3 7
u Batting — GIDP: Kemp LOB: 7.
u Baserunning — CS: Freeman (4); Swanson (3).
u Fielding — E: Suzuki (3); Swanson (16);
DP: 2.
Pitching
ip h r er bb so era
Colorado
Gray W,6-3
6 5 0 0 2 7 4.18
Neshek H,15
1 1 0 0 0 0 1.57
Dunn H,17
1 0 0 0 1 0 4.26
McGee S,3
1 0 0 0 0 0 3.33
Atlanta
Foltynewicz
5 4 1 1 3 6 4.84
L,10-10
Minter
11/3 3 2 2 0 1 7.71
2
/3 0 0 0 1 0 3.60
Motte
Freeman
11/3 1 0 0 0 2 2.98
2
/3 0 0 0 1 0 5.62
J. Johnson
WP: Lackey2. Batters faced; pitchesstrikes: Lackey 23; 80-52; Rondon 3; 13-9; J.
Wilson 4; 21-12; Uehara 4; 16-12; Pivetta 24;
104-61; Ramos 6; 25-16; Milner 1; 4-3; L.Garcia 3; 5-3; Neris 3; 15-10
uUmpires — HP: Additon; 1B: Hudson;
2B: Estabrook; 3B: Layne
uGame data — T: 2:54. Att: 28,689.
Gray pitched to 1 batters in the 7th. IBB:
Blackmon (by J. Johnson). HBP: Suzuki (by
Gray). Batters faced; pitches-strikes:
Gray 24; 99-64; Neshek 3; 10-8; Dunn 4;
14-7; McGee 3; 11-6; Foltynewicz 21; 97-61;
Minter 7; 26-18; Motte 2; 8-3; Freeman 5; 1914; J. Johnson 4; 8-7
uUmpires — HP: Barrett; 1B: Hernandez;
2B: Tumpane; 3B: Barber
uGame data — T: 3:09. Att: 28,154.
USA TODAY
MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
Yankees 10, Mariners 1
Mets 6, Nationals 5
Marlins 6, Padres 2
Orioles 2, Red Sox 1
Seattle
New York
New York
Washington
San Diego
Miami
Baltimore
Boston
100 000 000 — 1
601 001 20X — 10
Seattle
ab r h bi bb so avg
Segura ss
4 0 1 0 0 1 .301
Alonso 1b
4 1 1 0 0 0 .270
Cano 2b
3 0 1 0 0 0 .277
Motter 2b
1 0 0 0 0 0 .204
Cruz dh
4 0 1 1 0 1 .289
Seager 3b
3 0 0 0 1 3 .255
Haniger rf
4 0 0 0 0 2 .242
Gamel lf
3 0 0 0 0 1 .285
Valencia ph
1 0 0 0 0 0 .263
Zunino c
3 0 1 0 0 2 .232
Heredia cf
3 0 1 0 0 1 .280
Totals
33 1 6 1 1 11
u Batting — 2B: Cruz (25); RBI: Cruz
(101); GIDP: Gamel LOB: 6.
u Fielding — E: Gamel (3); Seager (10);
Segura 3 (16); DP: 1.
New York
ab r h bi bb so avg
Hicks lf
5 0 1 0 0 0 .260
Castro dh
4 2 4 1 0 0 .314
Bird ph
1 0 1 2 0 0 .127
Sanchez c
4 1 2 1 1 1 .277
Judge rf
3 1 1 0 2 2 .280
Gregorius ss
5 1 1 0 0 1 .305
Headley 1b
3 1 0 2 0 0 .272
Romine ph
1 0 0 0 0 0 .221
Frazier 3b
4 1 0 0 1 3 .208
Ellsbury cf
5 2 2 2 0 1 .244
Torreyes 2b
4 1 3 1 0 0 .302
Totals
39 10 15 9 4 8
u Batting — 2B: Castro (16); Ellsbury (11);
Judge (17); SF: Headley (6); RBI: Bird 2 (5);
Castro (48); Ellsbury 2 (33); Headley 2 (51);
Sanchez (75); Torreyes (36) LOB: 10.
u Fielding — E: Frazier (10); Hicks (2); DP:
1.
Pitching
ip h r er bb so era
Seattle
Albers L,2-1
5 11 8 3 2 4 4.20
Altavilla
3 4 2 2 2 4 5.19
New York
Tanaka W,10-10 7 6 1 1 1 10 4.69
Smith
2 0 0 0 0 1 5.79
Albers pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. WP:
Altavilla. Batters faced; pitches-strikes:
Albers 30; 105-78; Altavilla 14; 45-26; Tanaka 28; 99-64; Smith 6; 20-14
uUmpires — HP: Woodring; 1B: Baker;
2B: Everitt; 3B: Dreckman
uGame data — T: 2:57. Att: 40,112.
White Sox 7, Tigers 1
Detroit
Chicago
000 000 010 — 1
005 000 02X — 7
Detroit
ab r h bi bb so avg
Kinsler 2b
3 1 1 1 1 1 .243
Romine 3b
4 0 0 0 0 0 .238
Upton lf
4 0 0 0 0 3 .280
Cabrera 1b
4 0 0 0 0 0 .254
Castellanos dh
4 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Mahtook rf
3 0 1 0 1 1 .281
Hicks c
3 0 2 0 0 0 .313
Jones cf
3 0 1 0 1 2 .175
Iglesias ss
3 0 0 0 0 0 .256
Totals
31 1 5 1 3 7
u Batting — 3B: Mahtook (5); HR: Kinsler
(14); RBI: Kinsler (39) LOB: 7.
u Baserunning — CS: Jones (2).
Chicago
ab r h bi bb so avg
Anderson ss
4 1 1 1 0 2 .240
Saladino dh
4 1 1 1 0 2 .190
Abreu 1b
4 1 2 0 0 1 .297
A. Garcia rf
3 2 2 0 1 0 .322
Davidson 3b
4 1 1 3 0 2 .242
Smith c
3 0 0 1 0 0 .275
L. Garcia lf
3 0 0 0 1 1 .281
Sanchez 2b
4 1 3 1 0 0 .261
Engel cf
4 0 0 0 0 2 .178
Totals
33 7 10 7 2 10
u Batting — 2B: Abreu (34); Anderson
(20); Sanchez (14); HR: Davidson (23); SF:
Smith (3); RBI: Anderson (45); Davidson 3
(54); Saladino (9); Sanchez (43); Smith (25)
LOB: 5.
Pitching
ip h r er bb so era
Detroit
Boyd L,5-8
6 7 5 5 1 7 6.32
VerHagen
1 0 0 0 0 2 6.98
Reininger
1 3 2 2 1 1 18.00
Chicago
Giolito W,1-1
7 3 0 0 3 4 2.77
Petricka
1 1 1 1 0 1 7.61
Infante
1 1 0 0 0 2 3.79
WP: Reininger. HBP: Hicks (by Giolito). Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Boyd 26; 9369; VerHagen 3; 16-11; Reininger 7; 26-18;
Giolito 27; 104-72; Petricka 4; 11-9; Infante 4;
20-12
uUmpires — HP: Barrett; 1B: Reynolds;
2B: Knight; 3B: Mahrley
uGame data — T: 2:44. Att: 22,532.
Twins 7, Blue Jays 2
Minnesota
Toronto
102 200 101 — 7
010 100 000 — 2
Minnesota
ab r h bi bb so avg
Dozier 2b
5 0 1 0 0 3 .259
Mauer 1b
5 1 2 0 0 1 .296
Polanco ss
5 1 2 0 0 1 .253
Rosario lf
5 1 1 0 0 1 .291
Buxton cf
5 4 4 5 0 0 .249
Kepler rf
3 0 0 0 2 3 .246
Vargas dh
5 0 2 2 0 3 .245
Escobar 3b
5 0 1 0 0 3 .252
Gimenez c
3 0 1 0 1 2 .211
Totals
41 7 14 7 3 17
u Batting — 2B: Polanco 2 (24); 3B:
Mauer (1); HR: Buxton 3 (13); RBI: Buxton 5
(37); Vargas 2 (33) LOB: 10.
u Baserunning — SB: Buxton (24); Dozier
(14).
u Fielding — E: Polanco (17); DP: 1.
Toronto
ab r h bi bb so avg
Carrera cf
4 0 1 0 0 0 .301
Donaldson 3b
3 0 0 0 1 1 .260
Smoak 1b
4 0 1 0 0 0 .289
Pearce lf
4 0 0 0 0 0 .267
Morales dh
4 0 0 0 0 3 .244
Montero c
4 1 1 0 0 2 .145
Aoki rf
4 1 3 2 0 0 .274
Goins ss
3 0 1 0 0 2 .226
Barney 2b
3 0 0 0 0 1 .220
Totals
33 2 7 2 1 9
u Batting — 2B: Montero (2); HR: Aoki (5);
RBI: Aoki 2 (27); GIDP: Carrera LOB: 5.
u Fielding — E: Donaldson (12).
Pitching
ip h r er bb so era
Minnesota
Gibson W,8-10
62/3 7 2 2 1 7 5.59
Hildenberger
1 0 0 0 0 0 2.86
1
/3 0 0 0 0 0 3.56
Rogers
Belisle
1 0 0 0 0 2 4.44
Toronto
Biagini L,3-9
32/3 9 5 5 3 4 5.40
Loup
11/3 1 0 0 0 4 4.04
Dermody
2 2 1 1 0 4 7.84
Leone
1 1 0 0 0 2 2.55
Mayza
1 1 1 1 0 3 6.14
Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Gibson 27;
108-68; Hildenberger 3; 15-9; Rogers 1; 3-2;
Belisle 3; 15-11; Biagini 23; 85-50; Loup 5;
21-16; Dermody 8; 43-28; Leone 4; 15-11;
Mayza 4; 20-14
uUmpires — HP: Tichenor; 1B: Hamari;
2B: Segal; 3B: Miller
uGame data — T: 3:18. Att: 42,478.
Indians 12, Royals 0
Kansas City
Cleveland
New York
ab r h bi bb so avg
Nimmo rf
5 1 1 0 0 2 .246
Lagares cf
4 1 2 0 0 0 .257
Cabrera 2b
3 2 1 3 2 0 .257
Flores 3b
5 1 1 2 0 0 .275
Smith 1b
4 0 0 0 0 1 .170
d’Arnaud c
4 0 0 0 0 0 .228
Rosario ss
4 1 2 1 0 0 .247
Reynolds lf
4 0 2 0 0 1 .225
Ramos rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Milone sp
1 0 0 0 0 1 .111
Robles rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Reyes ph
0 0 0 0 1 0 .225
Montero rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .118
Smoker rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Sewald rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Blevins rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Taijeron rf
1 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Totals
35 6 9 6 3 6
u Batting — HR: Cabrera (10); Flores (17);
Rosario (4); S: Milone (1); RBI: Cabrera 3
(39); Flores 2 (47); Rosario (8) LOB: 7.
u Baserunning — SB: Lagares (5).
u Fielding — E: d’Arnaud (2).
Washington
ab r h bi bb so avg
Kendrick 2b
4 0 3 1 0 1 .342
Difo ss
4 0 1 1 0 1 .280
Rendon 3b
5 0 0 0 0 2 .299
Zimmerman 1b
4 1 1 0 1 1 .299
Wieters c
5 1 2 0 0 1 .232
Taylor cf
3 1 1 1 2 1 .266
De Aza lf
4 1 2 2 0 1 .136
Bautista rf
4 1 2 0 0 0 .250
Blanton rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Solis rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Albers rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Lind ph
1 0 1 0 0 0 .302
Jackson pr
0 0 0 0 0 0 .091
Fedde sp
1 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Stevenson ph
0 0 0 0 1 0 .174
Kelley rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Murphy 2b
1 0 1 0 0 0 .319
Totals
36 5 14 5 4 9
u Batting — 2B: De Aza (1); Murphy (37);
Taylor (19); 3B: De Aza (1); S: Difo (5); Fedde
(1); SF: De Aza (2); Kendrick (2); RBI: De Aza
2 (4); Difo (19); Kendrick (34); Taylor (37)
LOB: 13.
u Baserunning — SB: Taylor (12).
Pitching
ip h r er bb so era
New York
Milone
41/3 6 1 1 1 5 7.50
2
Robles
/3 0 0 0 0 2 3.89
1
Montero
/3 2 2 2 1 0 5.64
Smoker
0 0 0 0 1 0 6.28
Sewald H,11
1 3 2 2 0 0 4.11
Blevins W,6-0 BS,7 2/3 0 0 0 0 0 2.66
Ramos S,25
2 3 0 0 1 2 3.66
Washington
Fedde
6 7 5 5 2 5 9.39
Kelley
1 0 0 0 0 0 7.71
Blanton L,2-3
11/3 1 1 1 0 1 6.57
1
Solis
/3 1 0 0 1 0 9.18
1
/3 0 0 0 0 0 1.80
Albers
Smoker pitched to 1 batters in the 6th. HBP:
Murphy (by Blevins). Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Milone 20; 82-52; Robles 2; 12-8;
Montero 4; 16-9; Smoker 1; 7-3; Sewald 6;
28-18; Blevins 3; 8-4; Ramos 9; 30-19; Fedde
28; 112-67; Kelley 3; 14-9; Blanton 5; 15-14;
Solis 3; 13-5; Albers 1; 2-2
uUmpires — HP: Fletcher; 1B: De Jesus;
2B: Lentz; 3B: Welke
uGame data — T: 3:34. Att: 31,904.
Pirates 5, Reds 2
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Skoglund
13; 53-34; Garcia 26; 96-53; Herrera 5; 1812; Carrasco 26; 83-62; Breslow 3; 14-10;
McAllister 3; 9-6
uUmpires — HP: Guccione; 1B: Gibson;
2B: Holbrook; 3B: Reyburn
uGame data — T: 2:39. Att: 32,229.
000 210 002 — 5
010 010 000 — 2
Pittsburgh
ab r h bi bb so avg
Marte lf
5 1 3 2 0 0 .263
Frazier 2b
2 0 0 0 0 1 .280
Moroff 2b
2 0 0 0 0 1 .145
McCutchen cf
4 0 1 1 1 0 .279
Bell 1b
4 1 1 0 1 1 .266
Harrison 3b
3 1 0 0 0 1 .275
Jaso rf
2 0 1 2 2 0 .218
Rodriguez ss
3 0 0 0 1 1 .189
Diaz c
3 1 1 0 1 1 .252
Taillon sp
1 0 0 0 0 1 .069
Schugel rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Osuna ph
1 0 0 0 0 1 .249
Hudson rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Nicasio rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Freese ph
1 1 1 0 0 0 .255
Rivero rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals
31 5 8 5 6 8
u Batting — 2B: Bell (24); Freese (12); Jaso
(18); S: Moroff (1); Taillon (4); RBI: Jaso 2
(30); Marte 2 (19); McCutchen (74); GIDP:
Frazier; Rodriguez LOB: 8.
u Baserunning — SB: Marte (13).
u Fielding — E: Diaz (4); Rodriguez 2 (4).
Cincinnati
ab r h bi bb so avg
Hamilton cf
5 0 1 0 0 1 .244
Cozart ss
5 1 2 0 0 0 .308
Votto 1b
0 0 0 0 5 0 .311
Ervin pr
0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Duvall lf
5 0 0 0 0 2 .255
Gennett 3b
4 1 1 1 0 0 .286
Peraza 2b
3 0 0 0 1 0 .259
Schebler rf
2 0 0 1 1 0 .238
Wallach c
4 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Mahle sp
2 0 1 0 0 1 .500
Shackelford rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Suarez ph
1 0 0 0 0 1 .270
Storen rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Lorenzen rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .182
Iglesias rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Kivlehan ph
1 0 1 0 0 0 .218
Totals
32 2 6 2 7 6
u Batting — 2B: Gennett (17); SF: Schebler (3); RBI: Gennett (77); Schebler (51)
LOB: 11.
u Baserunning — CS: Schebler (3).
u Fielding — DP: 2.
Pitching
ip h r er bb so era
Pittsburgh
Taillon
4 5 2 1 4 4 4.75
Schugel W,3-0
2 0 0 0 1 2 1.23
Hudson H,17
1 0 0 0 1 0 4.62
Nicasio H,22
1 0 0 0 0 0 2.85
Rivero S,16
1 1 0 0 1 0 1.25
Cincinnati
Mahle L,0-1
5 4 3 3 4 5 5.40
Shackelford
1 0 0 0 0 1 7.56
Storen
1 0 0 0 0 2 4.44
Lorenzen
1 1 0 0 2 0 4.28
Iglesias
1 3 2 2 0 0 2.07
Taillon pitched to 2 batters in the 5th. WP:
Schugel. IBB: Jaso (by Lorenzen). HBP: Harrison (by Mahle). Batters faced; pitchesstrikes: Taillon 21; 108-69; Schugel 6; 27-14;
Hudson 4; 11-7; Nicasio 3; 8-6; Rivero 6; 2313; Mahle 23; 92-57; Shackelford 3; 16-12;
Storen 3; 20-14; Lorenzen 5; 14-8; Iglesias 6;
21-17
uUmpires — HP: Kellogg; 1B: Whitson;
2B: Hoye; 3B: Timmons
uGame data — T: 3:18. Att: 26,155.
MORE BOX SCORES, 7C
RESULTS,
UPCOMING
GAMES
000 000 000 — 0 Saturday
390 000 00X — 12 American League
Kansas City
ab r h bi bb so avg
Merrifield 2b
4 0 1 0 0 2 .285
Cain cf
3 0 1 0 0 1 .288
Bonifacio pr
1 0 0 0 0 0 .254
Hosmer 1b
2 0 1 0 0 1 .320
Moss ph
2 0 0 0 0 1 .204
Cabrera rf
4 0 2 0 0 0 .297
Moustakas dh
4 0 0 0 0 1 .277
Cuthbert 3b
3 0 1 0 0 1 .220
Escobar ss
3 0 0 0 0 0 .235
Gordon lf
3 0 0 0 0 1 .201
Butera c
3 0 0 0 0 2 .257
Totals
32 0 6 0 0 10
u Batting — 2B: Cabrera (22); GIDP: Cabrera LOB: 5.
u Fielding — E: Merrifield (8); DP: 3.
Cleveland
ab r h bi bb so avg
Lindor ss
3 2 2 2 1 0 .270
Urshela ss
1 0 0 0 0 0 .213
Jackson lf
5 2 3 0 0 0 .315
Ramirez 2b
4 1 2 1 0 0 .298
Gonzalez pr
1 0 0 0 0 0 .256
Encarnacion dh
3 1 0 1 1 0 .246
Perez ph
1 0 1 0 0 0 .204
Santana 1b
4 1 1 3 1 1 .251
Guyer rf
4 1 3 1 1 0 .241
Diaz 3b
3 1 2 0 2 0 .241
Zimmer cf
5 1 1 0 0 2 .250
Gomes c
4 2 2 4 0 2 .224
Totals
38 12 17 12 6 5
u Batting — 2B: Diaz (4); Jackson (13); Ramirez (41); HR: Gomes (9); Lindor (24); Santana (20); RBI: Encarnacion (76); Gomes 4
(44); Guyer (18); Lindor 2 (65); Ramirez (60);
Santana 3 (68); GIDP: Encarnacion; Gonzalez; Jackson LOB: 8.
u Fielding — DP: 1.
Pitching
ip h r er bb so era
Kansas City
Skoglund L,1-2
11/3 7 7 7 2 1 10.64
Garcia
52/3 8 5 5 4 2 7.94
Herrera
1 2 0 0 0 2 3.88
Cleveland
Carrasco W,13-6 7 6 0 0 0 8 3.78
Breslow
1 0 0 0 0 2 5.06
McAllister
1 0 0 0 0 0 2.52
302 000 010 — 6
000 012 200 — 5
NYY 6, SEA 3
TOR 10, MIN 9
BAL 7, BOS 0
OAK 8, TEX 3
DET 6, CWS 3
CLE 4, KC 0
LAA 7, HOU 6
National League
WSH 9, NYM 4
PIT 1, CIN 0
CHC 17, PHI 2
COL 7, ATL 6
MIA 2, SD 1 (11)
ARI 2, SF 1
MIL 3, LAD 0
Interleague
STL 6, TB 4
Tuesday
American League
CLE at NYY, 7:05
SEA at BAL, 7:05
BOS at TOR, 7:07
CWS at MIN, 8:10
TEX at HOU, 8:10
TB at KC, 8:15
OAK at LAA, 10:07
National League
ATL at PHI, 7:05
MIA at WSH, 7:05
NYM at CIN, 7:10
STL at MIL, 7:40
PIT at CHC, 8:05
LAD at ARI, 9:40
SF at SD, 10:10
Interleague
DET at COL, 8:40
Wednesday
American League
CLE at NYY, 1:05
SEA at BAL, 3:05
BOS at TOR, 7:07
CWS at MIN, 8:10
TEX at HOU, 8:10
TB at KC, 8:15
OAK at LAA, 10:07
National League
ATL at PHI, 1:05
STL at MIL, 2:10
MIA at WSH, 4:05
NYM at CIN, 7:10
PIT at CHC, 8:05
SF at SD, 9:10
LAD at ARI, 9:40
Interleague
DET at COL, 3:10
000 020 000 — 2
002 000 04X — 6
San Diego
ab r h bi bb so avg
Szczur cf
3 0 2 0 0 0 .225
Asuaje 2b
4 0 0 0 0 1 .284
Pirela lf
4 0 0 0 0 1 .297
Solarte 3b
3 0 1 0 1 0 .259
Myers 1b
4 0 0 0 0 1 .232
Blash rf
3 0 1 0 1 1 .216
Hedges c
3 0 1 0 0 1 .214
Margot ph
1 0 0 0 0 1 .273
Coleman ss
2 1 1 0 1 1 .227
Spangenberg ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267
Richard sp
2 1 1 2 0 1 .122
Capps rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Sanchez ph
1 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Totals
31 2 7 2 3 8
u Batting — 2B: Szczur (8); HR: Richard
(1); S: Richard (6); Szczur (3); RBI: Richard 2
(4) LOB: 7.
u Fielding — E: Asuaje (2).
Miami
ab r h bi bb so avg
Gordon 2b
4 2 2 0 0 1 .292
Stanton rf
3 2 3 3 1 0 .296
Yelich cf
4 1 1 0 0 1 .283
Ozuna lf
3 0 0 0 1 1 .309
Moore 1b
4 0 0 0 0 1 .222
Dietrich 3b
4 1 1 1 0 1 .249
Ellis c
4 0 0 0 0 0 .217
Aviles ss
3 0 2 0 0 0 .275
Barraclough rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ziegler rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Straily sp
2 0 0 0 0 2 .044
Garcia rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Telis ph
1 0 0 0 0 0 .224
Rojas ss
0 0 0 0 0 0 .271
Totals
32 6 9 4 2 7
u Batting — 2B: Stanton (28); 3B: Yelich
(1); HR: Dietrich (8); Stanton (50); RBI: Dietrich (39); Stanton 3 (108) LOB: 4.
Pitching
ip h r er bb so era
San Diego
Richard L,6-13
7 8 5 5 2 7 4.96
Capps
1 1 1 1 0 0 10.57
Miami
Straily
6 6 2 2 3 5 3.80
Garcia
1 1 0 0 0 1 3.07
Barraclough
1 0 0 0 0 1 3.00
W,5-1
Ziegler
1 0 0 0 0 1 4.61
Richard pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. WP:
Richard. IBB: Ozuna (by Richard). Batters
faced; pitches-strikes: Richard 30; 95-66;
Capps 4; 16-10; Straily 26; 98-65; Garcia 4;
16-12; Barraclough 3; 13-8; Ziegler 3; 7-5
uUmpires — HP: May; 1B: Torres; 2B: DeMuth; 3B: Nauert
uGame data — T: 2:31. Att: 23,725.
200 000 000 — 2
000 001 000 — 1
Baltimore
ab r h bi bb so avg
Beckham ss
4 1 1 0 0 2 .293
Machado 3b
4 0 0 0 0 3 .263
Schoop 2b
4 0 0 0 0 1 .305
Jones cf
3 1 1 1 1 0 .279
Mancini lf
4 0 3 1 0 1 .293
Davis 1b
4 0 1 0 0 1 .224
Trumbo dh
4 0 0 0 0 2 .239
Castillo c
4 0 0 0 0 0 .283
Smith rf
2 0 0 0 1 0 .267
Gentry rf
0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Totals
33 2 6 2 2 10
u Batting — 2B: Jones (21); Mancini (20);
RBI: Jones (65); Mancini (70) LOB: 6.
u Fielding — DP: 1.
Boston
ab r h bi bb so avg
Nunez 2b
5 0 0 0 0 1 .310
Benintendi lf
3 0 1 0 2 0 .273
Betts rf
4 0 1 0 1 1 .265
H. Ramirez 1b
3 0 1 0 2 1 .244
Young dh
3 0 0 0 0 1 .242
Moreland ph
1 0 0 0 1 0 .252
Bogaerts ss
4 1 1 0 0 1 .278
R. Davis cf
4 0 1 0 0 1 .234
Devers 3b
4 0 2 1 0 2 .296
Leon c
2 0 1 0 2 0 .238
Holt pr
0 0 0 0 0 0 .188
Vazquez c
0 0 0 0 0 0 .283
Totals
33 1 8 1 8 8
u Batting — 2B: Betts (37); Bogaerts (27);
Devers 2 (6); RBI: Devers (17); GIDP: R. Davis
LOB: 13.
u Baserunning — CS: R. Davis (7).
Pitching
ip h r er bb so era
Baltimore
Miley W,8-10
5 7 1 1 3 4 4.99
2
Givens H,21
/3 1 0 0 1 2 2.39
Bleier
0 0 0 0 1 0 1.78
Castro H,1
12/3 0 0 0 3 2 2.64
Brach S,17
12/3 0 0 0 0 0 2.82
Boston
Fister L,3-7
7 5 2 2 2 7 4.53
Reed
1 0 0 0 0 2 5.23
Kimbrel
1 1 0 0 0 1 1.31
Bleier pitched to 1 batters in the 6th. WP:
Brach. Balks: Fister. Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Miley 24; 101-59; Givens 4; 2718; Bleier 1; 4-0; Castro 7; 35-16; Brach 5; 1611; Fister 28; 106-66; Reed 3; 15-11; Kimbrel
4; 18-11
uUmpires — HP: O’Nora; 1B: Emmel; 2B:
Barry; 3B: Wolcott
uGame data — T: 3:22. Att: 36,625.
Athletics 8, Rangers 3
Astros 7, Angels 5
Houston
Los Angeles
200 200 030 — 7
000 032 000 — 5
Houston
ab r h bi bb so avg
Springer rf
4 1 0 0 1 2 .292
Bregman 3b
5 0 0 0 0 2 .284
Altuve 2b
4 2 2 2 0 0 .356
Reddick lf
4 2 3 0 0 0 .306
Gurriel 1b
2 2 1 0 2 0 .290
McCann dh
4 0 2 4 0 1 .237
Gonzalez ss
3 0 1 1 1 0 .299
Gattis c
4 0 0 0 0 1 .273
Marisnick cf
4 0 0 0 0 3 .251
Totals
34 7 9 7 4 9
u Batting — 3B: McCann (1); HR: Altuve
(20); RBI: Altuve 2 (69); Gonzalez (73);
McCann 4 (53) LOB: 4.
u Fielding — E: Reddick (5); DP: 3.
Los Angeles
ab r h bi bb so avg
Revere lf
5 0 2 3 0 1 .258
Trout cf
3 0 0 0 2 1 .318
Pujols dh
5 0 2 0 0 0 .233
Calhoun rf
4 0 0 0 0 2 .246
Simmons ss
4 2 1 0 0 0 .288
Valbuena 3b
4 1 1 2 0 2 .208
Cron 1b
3 1 1 0 1 2 .252
Maldonado c
1 1 0 0 0 0 .224
Maybin ph
1 0 0 0 0 0 .235
Pennington 2b
2 0 1 0 0 1 .261
Totals
32 5 8 5 3 9
u Batting — 2B: Revere (12); HR: Valbuena (17); S: Pennington (1); RBI: Revere 3 (16);
Valbuena 2 (50); GIDP: Calhoun; Maldonado; Pujols LOB: 7.
u Fielding — E: Nolasco (2); DP: 2.
Pitching
ip h r er bb so era
Houston
Morton
5 4 3 3 1 5 3.88
Musgrove W,6-8 2 2 2 2 1 2 5.18
BS,1
Devenski H,21
1 0 0 0 0 1 2.66
Giles S,26
1 2 0 0 1 1 2.54
Los Angeles
Nolasco
6 6 4 4 2 4 5.09
Petit H,11
1 0 0 0 0 2 2.43
Bedrosian L,3-3
1 3 3 3 2 2 3.82
BS,3
Middleton
1 0 0 0 0 1 4.03
IBB: Gonzalez (by Bedrosian). HBP: Pennington (by Morton). Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Morton 20; 88-56; Musgrove 10;
33-27; Devenski 3; 9-5; Giles 6; 22-11; Nolasco 24; 95-55; Petit 3; 15-10; Bedrosian 8; 2114; Middleton 3; 13-7
uUmpires — HP: Nelson; 1B: Blaser; 2B:
Diaz; 3B: Eddings
uGame data — T: 3:16. Att: 37,606.
Diamondbacks 11,
Giants 0
San Francisco 000 000 000 — 0
Arizona
001 001 09X — 11
San Francisco
ab r h bi bb so avg
Hernandez cf
4 0 0 0 0 2 .268
Tomlinson ss
4 0 2 0 0 0 .263
Pence rf
3 0 0 0 1 0 .254
Posey 1b
3 0 1 0 0 1 .311
Moncrief ph
1 0 0 0 0 1 .267
Hundley c
3 0 1 0 0 2 .267
Sandoval 3b
3 0 0 0 0 0 .264
Parker lf
3 0 1 0 0 1 .264
Panik 2b
2 0 0 0 1 0 .271
Stratton sp
2 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Osich rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Crick rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Crawford ph
1 0 0 0 0 0 .241
Cain rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .172
Gearrin rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals
29 0 5 0 2 9
u Batting — 2B: Tomlinson (3); GIDP:
Crawford; Pence; Posey LOB: 4.
u Fielding — E: Hundley (6); DP: 1.
Arizona
ab r h bi bb so avg
Peralta lf
3 0 0 0 0 1 .301
Blanco lf
1 1 1 0 1 0 .236
Fuentes cf
3 0 0 0 0 1 .239
Pollock ph
1 0 0 0 1 0 .263
Lamb 3b
4 1 0 0 0 3 .258
Goldschmidt 1b
3 1 2 3 2 1 .316
Barrett rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J. Martinez rf
4 3 2 2 1 1 .231
Descalso 2b
4 2 3 1 1 1 .242
Texas
Oakland
010 010 010 — 3
030 001 04X — 8
Texas
ab r h bi bb so avg
Gomez cf
5 1 1 0 0 2 .248
Choo rf
4 1 1 1 0 2 .262
Andrus ss
4 0 1 1 0 1 .298
Beltre dh
4 1 2 0 0 1 .311
Mazara lf
3 0 1 0 1 0 .257
Napoli 1b
4 0 0 0 0 0 .197
Odor 2b
4 0 0 0 0 2 .215
Chirinos c
4 0 1 0 0 0 .255
Robinson 3b
4 0 1 0 0 1 .237
Totals
36 3 8 2 1 9
u Batting — 2B: Beltre 2 (20); HR: Choo
(16); RBI: Andrus (67); Choo (59) LOB: 7.
u Fielding — E: Odor (16); DP: 1.
Oakland
ab r h bi bb so avg
Powell cf
5 1 0 0 0 2 .270
Semien ss
3 1 1 3 2 0 .258
Lowrie 2b
1 0 0 0 2 0 .269
Canha lf
2 0 0 0 0 1 .209
K. Davis dh
4 0 1 1 1 2 .235
Joyce lf
5 1 1 0 0 1 .234
Pinder rf
4 0 1 0 0 0 .249
Olson 1b
4 2 3 2 0 1 .255
Chapman 3b
4 3 3 1 0 0 .244
Maxwell c
4 0 2 0 0 1 .231
Totals
36 8 12 7 5 8
u Batting — 2B: Maxwell (8); HR: Chapman (10); Olson (9); RBI: Chapman (27); K.
Davis (91); Olson 2 (19); Semien 3 (25);
GIDP: Pinder LOB: 9.
u Baserunning — SB: Semien 2 (9).
u Fielding — E: Chapman (8); Lowrie (5);
PB: Maxwell (3); DP: 1.
Pitching
ip h r er bb so era
Texas
Griffin L,6-5
31/3 5 3 3 3 3 5.26
Bibens-Dirkx
12/3 3 1 1 1 1 4.99
Leclerc
1 0 0 0 1 1 3.40
Claudio
11/3 2 3 1 0 1 2.56
2
/3 2 1 1 0 2 3.18
Rodriguez
Oakland
Cotton W,7-10
6 4 2 1 0 9 5.40
Coulombe H,11
1 0 0 0 0 0 3.57
1
/3 3 1 1 1 0 2.84
Hatcher H,4
Treinen S,7
12/3 1 0 0 0 0 1.96
Leclerc pitched to 1 batters in the 7th. WP:
Cotton. IBB: Mazara (by Hatcher). Batters
faced; pitches-strikes: Griffin 18; 78-47;
Bibens-Dirkx 9; 30-16; Leclerc 4; 22-14; Claudio 6; 23-15; Rodriguez 4; 18-12; Cotton 24;
103-67; Coulombe 3; 11-6; Hatcher 5; 13-8;
Treinen 5; 18-14
uUmpires — HP: Cooper; 1B: Ortiz; 2B:
Barksdale; 3B: Iassogna
uGame data — T: 3:20. Att: 16,335.
Rosales ss
5 1 1 0 0 3 .263
Herrmann c
2 2 1 2 2 0 .163
Corbin sp
2 0 1 0 0 0 .083
Chafin rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Hernandez rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Drury 2b
0 0 0 1 0 0 .268
Totals
32 11 11 9 8 11
u Batting — HR: Descalso (8); Goldschmidt (31); J. Martinez 2 (13); S: Corbin (6); SF:
Drury (2); RBI: Descalso (41); Drury (51);
Goldschmidt 3 (104); Herrmann 2 (25); J.
Martinez 2 (29); GIDP: J. Martinez LOB: 8.
u Baserunning — SB: Herrmann (3); CS:
Goldschmidt (5).
u Fielding — DP: 3.
Pitching
ip h r er bb so era
San Francisco
Stratton L,2-3
6 4 2 2 5 10 3.82
2
/3 1 0 0 1 0 6.03
Osich
1
/3 0 0 0 0 1 2.66
Crick
2
/3 5 8 8 2 0 5.75
Cain
1
/3 1 4 1 0 0 2.26
Gearrin
Arizona
Corbin W,12-11
7 5 0 0 1 8 3.91
2
/3 0 0 0 1 0 2.80
Chafin H,16
1
/3 0 0 0 0 0 4.15
Hernandez H,6
Barrett
1 0 0 0 0 1 4.15
Corbin pitched to 1 batters in the 8th. WP:
Stratton. HBP: Lamb (by Cain). Batters
faced; pitches-strikes: Stratton 26; 10665; Osich 4; 15-5; Crick 1; 4-3; Cain 10; 3520; Gearrin 2; 7-4; Corbin 25; 96-66; Chafin
2; 8-3; Hernandez 1; 1-1; Barrett 3; 13-9
uUmpires — HP: Kulpa; 1B: Little; 2B:
Blakney; 3B: Meals
uGame data — T: 3:03. Att: 23,210.
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MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
SPORTS 7C
E6
FOR THE RECORD
SOCCER
Saturday’s Games
Major League Soccer
All times ET
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Sunday’s Games
Toronto FC
NY City FC
Columbus
Chicago
New York
Atlanta FC
Montreal
Philadelphia
Orlando City
N. England
D.C. United
Atlanta 79, Indiana 74, OT
Dallas 83, Washington 78
W
16
14
13
12
12
10
10
8
8
8
8
L
3
7
12
9
10
8
9
12
11
12
15
T Pts GF GA
8 56 55 26
5 47 48 35
3 42 42 42
5 41 47 36
3 39 38 33
6 36 44 32
6 36 42 41
7 31 36 38
7 31 27 39
5 29 39 41
4 28 22 44
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Seattle
Sporting KC
Portland
Houston
Vancouver
San Jose
FC Dallas
Salt Lake
Minnesota
Los Angeles
Colorado
W
11
10
11
10
11
10
9
10
7
6
6
L
7
5
9
8
9
11
7
13
14
14
15
T Pts GF GA
8 41 40 33
10 40 31 19
7 40 47 44
8 38 46 37
5 38 37 35
6 36 31 44
9 36 37 33
5 35 40 48
4 25 32 52
5 23 32 47
4 22 24 38
New York 92, Chicago 62
Los Angeles 78, Minnesota 67
Phoenix at Seattle
Monday’s Games
No games scheduled
NFL
Preseason
All times ET
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East
N.Y. Jets
New England
Miami
Buffalo
South
Tennessee
Jacksonville
Indianapolis
Houston
North
Baltimore
Cleveland
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
Saturday
Atlanta United FC 2, Philadelphia 2, tie
D.C. United 1, New England 0
Columbus 2, FC Dallas 1
Vancouver 2, Orlando City 1
Minnesota United 2, Chicago 1
Sporting KC at Houston, ppd.
Real Salt Lake 4, Colorado 1
West
Denver
Kansas City
L.A. Chargers
Oakland
Sunday
Toronto FC 3, Montreal 1
San Jose 3, Los Angeles 0
Portland at Seattle
L
2
2
2
3
T Pct
0 .333
0 .333
0 .333
0 .000
PF
44
77
61
35
PA
51
86
89
50
W
1
1
1
1
L
1
2
2
2
T Pct
0 .500
0 .333
0 .333
0 .333
PF
44
62
48
44
PA
53
60
63
63
W
3
3
2
1
L
0
0
1
2
T Pct
0 1.000
0 1.000
0 .667
0 .333
PF
67
43
52
52
PA
19
29
44
65
W
3
1
1
0
L
0
2
2
3
T Pct
0 1.000
0 .333
0 .333
0 .000
PF
77
60
45
51
PA
48
65
80
68
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
Sept. 2
Chicago at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Orlando City at New England, 7 p.m.
New York at FC Dallas, 9 p.m.
Colorado at Los Angeles, 11 p.m.
Dallas
Philadelphia
N.Y. Giants
Washington
English Premier League
All Times ET
South
GP W
Man. United
3 3
Liverpool
3 2
Huddersfield
3 2
Man. City
3 2
West Bromwich 3 2
Chelsea
3 2
Watford
3 1
Southampton 3 1
Tottenham
3 1
Burnley
3 1
Stoke
3 1
Everton
3 1
Swansea
3 1
Newcastle
3 1
Leicester
3 1
Arsenal
3 1
Brighton
3 0
Bournemouth
3 0
Crystal Palace 3 0
West Ham
3 0
Home teams in CAPS
W
1
1
1
0
D
0
1
1
1
1
0
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
L GF GA
0 10 0
0 8 3
0 4 0
0 5 2
0 3 1
1 6 4
0 5 3
0 3 2
1 4 3
1 4 4
1 2 2
1 2 3
1 2 4
2 3 3
2 5 6
2 4 8
2 0 4
3 1 5
3 0 6
3 2 10
Pts
9
7
7
7
7
6
5
5
4
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
1
0
0
0
New Orleans
Carolina
Tampa Bay
Atlanta
North
Green Bay
Chicago
Detroit
Minnesota
West
Seattle
L.A. Rams
Arizona
San Francisco
W
3
2
1
1
L
1
1
2
2
T Pct
0 .750
0 .667
0 .333
0 .333
PF
78
67
50
43
PA
70
71
61
61
W
2
2
1
0
L
1
1
2
3
T Pct
0 .667
0 .667
0 .333
0 .000
PF
40
78
33
47
PA
27
74
44
64
W
2
2
2
1
L
1
1
1
1
T Pct
0 .667
0 .667
0 .667
0 .500
PF
62
60
68
30
PA
46
54
46
30
W
3
2
2
1
L
0
1
2
1
T Pct
0 1.000
0 .667
0 .500
0 .500
PF
94
56
85
41
PA
43
52
68
50
Friday’s Games
New England 30, Detroit 28
Seattle 26, Kansas City 13
Saturday’s Games
BOURNEMOUTH 1, Manchester City 2
WATFORD 0, Brighton 0
NEWCASTLE 3, West Ham 0
HUDDERSFIELD 0, Southampton 0
CRYSTAL PALACE 0, Swansea 2
MANCHESTER UNITED 2, Leicester 0
Arizona 24, Atlanta 14
Baltimore 13, Buffalo 9
Indianapolis 19, Pittsburgh 15
N.Y. Giants 32, N.Y. Jets 31
Cleveland 13, Tampa Bay 9
New Orleans 13, Houston 0
L.A. Chargers 21, L.A. Rams 19
Dallas 24, Oakland 20
Denver 20, Green Bay 17
Sunday
Sunday’s Games
WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1, Stoke 1
CHELSEA 2, Everton 0
TOTTENHAM 1, Burnley 1
LIVERPOOL 4, Arsenal 0
Chicago 19, Tennessee 7
Washington 23, Cincinnati 17
San Francisco at Minnesota
Thursday
Sept. 2
Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 7 p.m.
L.A. Rams at Green Bay, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Jacksonville at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at N.Y. Jets, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at New England, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Miami at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Baltimore at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Dallas at Houston, 8 p.m.
Tennessee at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.
Arizona at Denver, 9 p.m.
L.A. Chargers at San Francisco, 10 p.m.
Seattle at Oakland, 10 p.m.
Saturday
MANCHESTER CITY vs. Liverpool, 7:30 a.m.
ARSENAL vs. Bournemouth, 10 a.m.
EVERTON vs. Tottenham, 10 a.m.
SOUTHAMPTON vs. Watford, 10 a.m.
LEICESTER vs. Chelsea, 10 a.m.
BRIGHTON vs. West Bromwich Albion, 10
a.m.
STOKE vs. Manchester United, 12:30 p.m.
National Women’s Soccer
League
All Times ET
North Carolina
Portland
Chicago
Orlando
Sky Blue FC
Seattle
Kansas City
Houston
Boston
Washington
W L
13 5
11 5
9 6
9 6
9 9
7 7
6 9
7 10
3 10
4 11
T
0
4
5
5
2
6
5
2
7
4
Pts
39
37
32
32
29
27
23
23
16
16
GF
26
29
27
37
35
38
23
20
16
24
GA
14
19
24
26
41
33
29
29
26
34
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Saturday’s Scores
EAST
SOUTH
Orlando 2, Kansas City 1
Portland 2, Seattle 1
Chicago 2, Washington 1
Sky Blue FC 1, Boston 0
FAR WEST
Florida A&M 29, Texas Southern 7
Jacksonville St. 27, Chattanooga 13
North Carolina at Houston, ppd., hurricane
Wednesday
North Carolina at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
BYU 20, Portland St. 6
Colgate 20, Cal Poly 14
Colorado St. 58, Oregon St. 27
South Floria 42, San Jose St. 22
Stanford 62, Rice 7
WNBA
BASEBALL
All times ET
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Little League World Series
At South Williamsport, Pa.
Saturday
International Championship
x-Connecticut
x-New York
x-Washington
Chicago
Atlanta
Indiana
W
20
20
17
12
12
9
L
11
12
14
19
20
23
Pct GB
.645
—
.625
½
.548
3
.387
8
.375 8½
.281 11½
WESTERN CONFERENCE
x-Minnesota
x-Los Angeles
x-Phoenix
Dallas
Seattle
San Antonio
W
24
24
15
15
14
7
L
7
8
16
17
17
25
Pct GB
.774
—
.750
½
.484
9
.469 9½
.452 10
.219 17½
AUTO RACING
Hawaii 38, UMass 35
Saturday
Sunday
2015—Tokyo 18, Lewisberry, Pa. 11
2014—South Korea 8, Chicago 4
2013—Tokyo 6, Chula Vista, Calif. 4
2012—Tokyo 12, Goodlettsville, Tenn. 2, 5
innings
2011—Huntington Beach, Calif. 2, Hamamatsu, Japan 1
2010—Tokyo 4, Waipahu, Hawaii 1
2009—Chula Vista, Calif. 6, Taoyuan, Taiwan 3
2008—Waipahu, Hawaii 12, Matamoros,
Mexico 3
2007—Warner Robins, Ga. 3, Tokyo Kitasuna, Japan 2, 8 innings
2006—Columbus, Ga. 2, Kawaguchi City,
Japan 1
2005—Ewa Beach, Hawaii 7, Willemstad,
Curacao 6, 7 innings
2004—Willemstad, Curucao 5, Thousand
Oaks, Calif. 2
2003—Tokyo, Japan 10, Boynton Beach, Fla.
1
2002—Louisville, Ky. 1, Sendai, Japan 0
2001—Tokyo, Japan 2, Apopka, Fla. 1
2000—Maracaibo, Venezuela 3, Bellaire,
Texas 2
1999—Osaka, Japan 5, Phenix City, Ala. 0
1998—Toms River, N.J. 12, Kashima, Japan,
9
1997—Guadalupe, Mexico 5, Mission Viejo,
Calif. 4
1996—Taiwan 13, Cranston, R.I. 3
1995—Taiwan 17, Spring, Texas 3
1994—Venezuela 4, Northridge, Calif. 3
1993—Long Beach, Calif. 3, Panama 2
1992—Long Beach, Calif. 6, Philippines 0-x
1991—Taiwan 11, Danville, Calif. 0
1990—Taiwan 9, Shippensburg, Pa. 0
1989—Trumbull, Conn. 5, Taiwan 2
1988—Taiwan 10, Pearl City, Hawaii 0
1987—Hua Lian, Taiwan 21, Irvine, Calif. 1
1986—Tainan Park, Taiwan 12, Tucson, Ariz.
0
1985—Seoul, Korea 7, Mexicali, Mexico 1
1984—Seoul, Korea 6, Altamonte Springs,
Fla. 2
1983—Marietta, Ga. 3, Barahona, Dominican Republic 1
1982—Kirkland, Wash. 6, Chai-Yi-Hsien,
Taiwan 0
1981—Tai-Chung, Taiwan 4, Tampa, Fla. 2
1980—Hua Lian, Taiwan 4, Tampa, Fla. 3
1979—Pu-Tzu Town, Taiwan 2, Campbell,
Calif. 1
1978—Pin-Tung, Taiwan 11, Danville, Calif.
1
1977—Li-Teh, Taiwan 7, El Cajon, Calif. 2
1976—Tokyo, Japan 10, Campbell, Calif. 3
1975—Lakewood, N.J. 4, Tampa, Fla. 3
1974—Kao Ksiung, Taiwan 12, Red Bluff,
Calif. 1
1973—Tainan City, Taiwan 12, Tucson, Ariz.
0
1972—Taipei, Taiwan 6, Hammond, Ind. 0
1971—Tainan, Taiwan 12, Gary, Ind. 3
1970—Wayne, N.J. 2, Campbell, Calif. 0
1969—Taipei, Taiwan 5, Santa Clara, Calif.
0
1968—Wakayama, Japan 1, Richmond, Va.
0
1967—West Tokyo, Japan 4, Chicago, Ill. 1
1966—Houston, Texas 8, West New York,
N.J. 2
1965—Windsor Locks, Conn. 3, Stoney
Creek, Ontario 1
1964—Staten Island, N.Y. 4, Monterrey,
Mexico 0
1963—Granada Hills, Calif. 2, Stratford,
Conn. 1
1962—San Jose, Calif. 3, Kankakee, Ill. 0
1961—El Cajon, Calif. 4, El Campo, Texas 2
1960—Levittown, Pa. 5, Fort Worth, Texas 0
1959—Hamtramck, Mich. 12, Auburn, Calif.
0
1958—Monterrey, Mexico 10, Kankakee, Ill.
1
1957—Monterrey, Mexico 4, La Mesa, Calif.
0
1956—Roswell, New Mexico 3, Delaware
Township, N.J. 1
1955—Morrisville, Pa. 4, Delaware Township, N.J. 3
1954—Schenectady, N.Y. 7, Colton, Calif. 5
1953—Birmingham, Ala. 1, Schenectady,
N.Y. 0
1952—Norwalk, Conn. 4, Monongahela,
Pa. 3
1951—Stamford, Conn. 3, Austin, Texas 0
1950—Houston, Texas 2, Bridgeport, Conn.
1
1949—Hammonton, N.J. 5, Pensacola, Fla.
0
1948—Lock Haven, Pa. 6, St. Petersburg, Fla.
5
1947—Williamsport, Pa. 16, Lock Haven,
Pa. 7
x-Philippines won final game 15-4, but
stripped of title for using over-age and ineligible players.
Tokyo 5, Tamaulipas (Mexico) 0
United States Championship
Lufkin (Texas) 6, Greenville (N.C.) 5
Sunday
At Lamade Stadium
Third Place
Tamaulipas (Mexico) 14, Greenville (N.C.) 8
Championship
Tokyo 12, Lufkin (Texas) 2, 5 innings
Little League World Series
Championships
2017—Tokyo 12, Lufkin (Texas) 2, 5 innings
2016—Endwell, N.Y. 2, Seoul, South Korea 1
IndyCar Series-Madison 500
Saturday
At Gateway Motorsports Park
Madison, Illinois
Lap length: 1.2 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (2) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Chevrolet,
248 laps, Running
2. (7) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Chevrolet, 248
laps, Running
3. (4) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Chevrolet,
248 laps, Running
4. (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevrolet,
248 laps, Running
5. (11) Conor Daly, Dallara-Chevrolet, 248
laps, Running
6. (9) Alexander Rossi, Dallara-Honda, 248
laps, Running
7. (18) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Honda, 248
laps, Running
8. (10) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda,
248 laps, Running
9. (8) Carlos Munoz, Dallara-Chevrolet, 248
laps, Running
10. (19) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Honda, 248 laps, Running
11. (21) Sebastian Saavedra, -Chevrelot,
248 laps, Running
12. (13) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda,
248 laps, Running
13. (12) Ed Jones, -Honda, 248 laps, Running
14. (20) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda,
248 laps, Running
15. (14) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda,
205 laps, Contact
16. (17) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevrolet,
168 laps, Mechanical
17. (16) Max Chilton, Dallara-Honda, 164
laps, Contact
18. (15) JR Hildebrand, Dallara-Chevrolet,
100 laps, Contact
19. (6) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 6
laps, Contact
20. (1) Will Power, Dallara-Chevrolet, 5
laps, Contact
21. (5) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Chevrolet, 5
laps, Contact
B.C.
Saskatchewan
5 5 0 10
4 4 0 8
269
251
274
195
Saturday’s Games
Ottawa 31, B.C. 24
Calgary 23, Toronto 7
Thursday’s Game
Ottawa at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Arena Football League
Championship
Saturday
Philadelphia 44, Tampa Bay 40
NASCAR XFINITY-Johnsonville
180
At Road America
Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Lap length: 4.048 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (24) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 45 laps,
0 rating, 44 points.
2. (17) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 35.
3. (13) Matt Tifft, Toyota, 45, 0, 43.
4. (5) Justin Marks, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 42.
5. (18) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 45, 0,
35.
6. (6) William Byron, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 34.
7. (15) Blake Koch, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 31.
8. (12) Cole Custer, Ford, 45, 0, 29.
9. (28) Casey Mears, Ford, 45, 0, 30.
10. (39) Parker Kligerman, Chevrolet, 45, 0,
0.
11. (7) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 39.
12. (33) Josh Bilicki, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 25.
13. (19) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 24.
14. (3) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 31.
15. (11) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 32.
16. (1) Austin Cindric, Ford, 45, 0, 0.
17. (20) JJ Yeley, Toyota, 45, 0, 26.
18. (8) Ben Kennedy, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 28.
19. (4) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 45, 0, 0.
20. (21) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 17.
21. (27) Ryan Ellis, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 16.
22. (16) Dakoda Armstrong, Toyota, 45, 0,
15.
23. (9) Scott Lagasse Jr, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 14.
24. (26) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 45,
0, 13.
25. (22) Brandon Jones, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 12.
26. (35) Dexter Bean, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 11.
27. (29) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 45, 0,
10.
28. (30) David Starr, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 9.
29. (40) Nicolas Hammann, Dodge, 44, 0, 8.
30. (37) John Graham, Dodge, 44, 0, 7.
31. (10) Brennan Poole, Chevrolet, 44, 0, 13.
32. (25) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 43, 0, 5.
33. (23) Dylan Lupton, Toyota, 42, 0, 4.
34. (36) Stephen Young, Chevrolet, 42, 0, 3.
35. (14) Ryan Reed, Ford, accident, 36, 0, 7.
36. (34) Tim Cowen, Chevrolet, accident, 35,
0, 1.
37. (2) JD Davison, Toyota, accident, 20, 0,
11.
38. (32) Sheldon Creed, Chevrolet, vibration, 18, 0, 2.
39. (38) Ernie Francis Jr., Toyota, engine, 16,
0, 1.
40. (31) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, vibration, 2,
0, 1.
Race Statistics
Average Speed of Race Winner: 82.249
mph.
Time of Race: 2 hours, 12 minutes, 53 seconds.
Margin of Victory: 5.802 seconds.
Caution Flags: 4 for 8 laps.
Lead Changes: 9 among 8 drivers.
Lap Leaders: A.Cindric 0; J.Davison 1-11;
B.Poole 12; E.Sadler 13-16; D.Hemric 17-26;
A.Cindric 27; J.Clements 28-35; M.Annett
36-37; M.Tifft 38-43; J.Clements 44-45
TENNIS
ATP World Tour WinstonSalem Open
Saturday in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Surface: Hard; Purse: $748,960
Singles — Championship: Roberto Bautista Agut (1), Spain, def. Damir Dzumhur, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 6-4, 6-4.
WTA Connecticut Open
Saturday in New Haven, Conn.
Surface: Hard; Purse: $710,900
Singles — Championship: Daria Gavrilova,
Australia, def. Dominika Cibulkova (2), Slovakia, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles — Championship: Gabriela Dabrowski, Canada, and Xu Yifan (4), China,
def. Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua
(2), Australia, 3-6, 6-3, 10-8.
FOOTBALL
Canadian Football League
All Times ET
EAST DIVISION
Toronto
Ottawa
Montreal
Hamilton
W
4
3
3
0
L
6
6
6
8
T
0
1
0
0
Pts
8
7
6
0
PF
230
282
199
148
PA
254
271
231
310
W L T Pts
7 1 1 15
7 2 0 14
7 2 0 14
PF
298
308
253
PA
169
278
256
WEST DIVISION
Calgary
Winnipeg
Edmonton
Pregame.com Line
College Football
Thursday
Favorite
Ohio State
MINNESOTA
MEMPHIS
ARIZONA ST
UCF
OKLA. ST
11 54
California
S. Alabama
24 581⁄2
271⁄2 571⁄2 W. Michigan
17 56
Maryland
17 54
Temple
35 541⁄2 Ga Southern
14 451⁄2
App St
S. MISS
101⁄2 61
101⁄2 511⁄2
UTSA
6 50 South Carolina
3 45
Florida
MID. TENN.
41⁄2 58
7 491⁄2
Florida St
11 62
Troy
Sunday
ODDS
Race Statistics
Average Speed of Race Winner: 139.465
mph.
Time of Race: 02:13:22.0358.
Margin of Victory: 0.6850.
Cautions: 5 for 43 laps.
Lead Changes: 11 among 6 drivers.
Lap Leaders: Power 1-5, Newgarden 6-60,
Bourdais 61-65, Chilton 66, Newgarden 67103, Pagenaud 104, Castroneves 105-156,
Newgarden 157-158, Chilton 159-160,
Newgarden 161-205, Pagenaud 206-217,
Newgarden 218-248.
Points: Newgarden 547, Dixon 516, Castroneves 505, Pagenaud 504, Power 464, Rahal 436, Rossi 422, Sato 410, Kanaan 365,
Hinchcliffe 351.
N. CAROLINA
MISSISSIPPI
SOUTHERN CAL
TEXAS
NOTRE DAME
AUBURN
GEORGIA
Kentucky
Houston
NC State
Michigan
Vanderbilt
Alabama
BOISE ST
L O/U
Underdog
21 56
INDIANA
24 50
Buffalo
27 67 Louisiana-Monroe
231⁄2 711⁄2
New Mexico St
17 56
FIU
18 74
Tulsa
Friday
Favorite
E. MICHIGAN
Washington
Navy
WISCONSIN
Boston College
Colorado
L
14
301⁄2
101⁄2
271⁄2
3
5
O/U
Underdog
56
Charlotte
52
RUTGERS
681⁄2
FAU
481⁄2
Utah St
46
N ILLINOIS
651⁄2 Colorado St
Saturday
Favorite
MICHIGAN ST
IOWA
MARSHALL
CLEMSON
CSTL CAROLINA
PENN ST
Louisville
NEBRASKA
NORTHWSTRN
ILLINOIS
OKLAHOMA
L O/U
Underdog
171⁄2 561⁄2 Bowling Green
11 53
Wyoming
PK 51
Miami (Ohio)
391⁄2 51
Kent St
OFF OFF
UMass
32 63
Akron
26 68
Purdue
17 47
Arkansas St
24 56
Nevada
7 58
Ball St
44 62
UTEP
Favorite
Lsu
Virginia Tech
UCLA
L
13
5
41⁄2
O/U
(48)
52
551⁄2
Underdog
Byu
West Virginia
Texas A&M
Monday
Favorite
L O/U
Underdog
Lsu
13 (48)
Byu
Tennessee
4 56
Georgia Tech
Updated odds available at Pregame.com
DEALS
BASEBALL
American League
DETROIT TIGERS — Placed DH Victor Martinez on the 10-day DL. Recalled OF JaCoby
Jones from Toledo (IL).
National League
CINCINNATI REDS — Purchased the contract of RHP Tyler Mahle from Louisville (IL).
Transferred RHP Scott Feldman to the 60day DL. Optioned RHP Luke Farrell to Louisville.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
DETROIT LIONS — Signed DT Derrick Lott.
Placed DT Jordan Hill on injured reserve.
NEW YORK JETS — Acquired S Terrence
Brooks from Philadelphia for CB Dexter
McDougle.
MLB
Rays 3, Cardinals 2
Brewers 3, Dodgers 2
Tampa Bay
St. Louis
Milwaukee
Los Angeles
000 100 100 1 — 3
000 000 110 0 — 2
102 000 000 — 3
000 002 000 — 2
Tampa Bay
ab r h bi bb so avg
Kiermaier cf
5 0 2 0 0 1 .267
Souza Jr. rf
4 0 1 0 1 1 .253
Longoria 3b
5 0 0 0 0 2 .265
Morrison 1b
5 2 2 2 0 1 .244
Dickerson lf
3 0 1 0 0 1 .291
Puello ph
0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Duda ph
0 0 0 0 1 0 .202
Jennings rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Cishek rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Romo rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Espinosa ph
1 0 0 0 0 1 .165
Colome rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Hechavarria ss
4 0 0 0 1 0 .234
Miller 2b
3 1 1 1 1 2 .192
Sucre c
2 0 0 0 1 1 .255
Archer sp
3 0 1 0 0 1 .250
Bourjos lf
1 0 0 0 0 1 .226
Totals
36 3 8 3 5 12
u Batting — 2B: Kiermaier (12); HR: Miller
(6); Morrison 2 (31); RBI: Miller (30); Morrison 2 (70); GIDP: Archer; Hechavarria LOB:
9.
St. Louis
ab r h bi bb so avg
Carpenter 1b
5 1 1 1 0 2 .244
Pham lf
5 0 1 0 0 1 .302
DeJong ss
5 0 1 0 0 1 .298
Fowler cf
5 0 1 0 0 3 .264
Molina c
4 0 1 0 0 2 .281
Wong 2b
3 1 1 1 1 0 .315
Piscotty rf
4 0 0 0 0 3 .235
G. Garcia 3b
4 0 3 0 0 1 .254
Lynn sp
2 0 0 0 0 0 .065
Voit ph
1 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Oh rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Duke rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Brebbia rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Grichuk ph
1 0 0 0 0 1 .240
Tuivailala rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals
39 2 9 2 1 14
u Batting — 2B: G. Garcia (7); HR: Carpenter (17); Wong (4); RBI: Carpenter (61);
Wong (39) LOB: 8.
u Fielding — DP: 2.
Pitching
ip h r er bb so era
Tampa Bay
Archer
7 5 1 1 1 8 3.66
Jennings BS,2
0 1 1 1 0 0 3.96
Cishek
1 2 0 0 0 1 1.91
Romo W,2-0
1 1 0 0 0 3 1.86
Colome S,39
1 0 0 0 0 2 3.07
St. Louis
Lynn
7 6 2 2 3 8 3.14
1
/3 1 0 0 0 0 3.83
Oh
1
/3 0 0 0 0 0 6.00
Duke
Brebbia
11/3 0 0 0 2 3 2.09
Tuivailala L,3-3
1 1 1 1 0 1 2.87
Milwaukee
ab r h bi bb so avg
Sogard 2b
3 1 1 0 1 1 .288
Perez lf
3 1 1 1 1 1 .260
Walker 1b
3 1 1 0 1 1 .277
Shaw 3b
4 0 1 1 0 1 .284
Santana rf
4 0 2 1 0 0 .271
Vogt c
3 0 1 0 0 0 .279
Pina ph
0 0 0 0 1 0 .282
Broxton cf
4 0 0 0 0 3 .225
Arcia ss
4 0 0 0 0 4 .274
Nelson sp
3 0 1 0 0 2 .094
Swarzak rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Hader rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Braun ph
1 0 0 0 0 1 .272
Knebel rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals
32 3 8 3 4 14
u Batting — 2B: Shaw (29); Sogard (14);
HR: Perez (13); RBI: Perez (42); Santana
(65); Shaw (83); GIDP: Santana; Walker
LOB: 6.
u Baserunning — SB: Pina (1); CS: Santana (4).
u Fielding — E: Broxton (7); DP: 1.
Los Angeles
ab r h bi bb so avg
Taylor cf
4 0 0 0 0 1 .304
Seager ss
4 1 1 1 0 1 .311
Turner 3b
3 0 1 1 1 0 .329
Granderson lf
2 0 0 0 1 1 .221
Grandal c
4 0 0 0 0 2 .256
Gonzalez 1b
2 0 0 0 0 0 .241
Cingrani rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Barnes ph
2 0 1 0 0 0 .302
Forsythe 2b
3 0 0 0 1 1 .238
Hernandez rf
2 0 0 0 0 1 .214
Puig ph
1 0 0 0 0 0 .259
Watson rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jansen rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Farmer ph
1 0 0 0 0 1 .333
Darvish sp
1 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Baez rp
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Utley ph
1 1 1 0 0 0 .236
Totals
30 2 4 2 3 9
u Batting — 2B: Turner (23); RBI: Seager
(65); Turner (58) LOB: 6.
u Fielding — E: Seager (10); DP: 2.
Pitching
ip h r er bb so era
Milwaukee
Nelson W,10-6
62/3 4 2 2 2 6 3.75
2
Swarzak H,7
/3 0 0 0 0 0 2.31
2
/3 0 0 0 0 1 1.20
Hader H,5
Knebel S,29
1 0 0 0 1 2 1.31
Los Angeles
Darvish L,2-1
5 6 3 3 3 7 3.13
Baez
1 0 0 0 0 1 1.82
Cingrani
1 1 0 0 0 2 5.46
Watson
1 1 0 0 0 1 3.90
Jansen
1 0 0 0 1 3 1.23
WP: Brebbia. HBP: Sucre (by Brebbia). Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Archer 27;
101-68; Jennings 1; 2-1; Cishek 5; 15-10; Romo 4; 22-14; Colome 3; 14-10; Lynn 28; 9565; Oh 2; 6-5; Duke 1; 1-1; Brebbia 7; 39-21;
Tuivailala 4; 14-11
uUmpires — HP: Bucknor; 1B: Culbreth;
2B: Gonzalez; 3B: Carlson
uGame data — T: 3:33. Att: 44,469.
WP: Nelson. HBP: Granderson (by Knebel).
Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Nelson 25;
102-67; Swarzak 3; 12-7; Hader 2; 6-4; Knebel 5; 24-13; Darvish 22; 95-62; Baez 3; 1813; Cingrani 4; 16-11; Watson 3; 9-7; Jansen
4; 20-12
uUmpires — HP: Morales; 1B: Johnson;
2B: Scheurwater; 3B: Cederstrom
uGame data — T: 3:31. Att: 51,355.
SPORTS ON TV
Times Eastern. Programs live unless noted. Check local listings.
HORSE RACING: Saratoga Live, Better Talk Now Stakes, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Fox Sports 2, 4 p.m.)
MLB: Cleveland at New York Yankees (ESPN, 7 p.m.)
TENNIS: U.S. Open, first round, in New York (ESPN, 1 p.m., and
ESPN2, 6 p.m.)
GOLF
PGA Tour - Northern Trust
Saturday
At Glen Oaks Club
Old Westbury, N.Y.
Purse: $8.75 million
Yardage: 7,346; Par 70
Final
Final
x-Dustin Johnson (2,000), $1,575,000...........65-69-67-66—267 (-13)
Jordan Spieth (1,200), $945,000 ...................69-65-64-69—267 (-13)
Jon Rahm (650), $507,500.................................68-68-67-68—271 (-9)
Jhonattan Vegas (650), $507,500....................69-65-72-65—271 (-9)
Paul Casey (440), $350,000...............................69-68-66-71—274 (-6)
Kevin Chappell (355), $283,281........................68-73-64-70—275 (-5)
Jason Day (355), $283,281 ................................69-71-68-67—275 (-5)
Webb Simpson (355), $283,281.......................73-66-71-65—275 (-5)
Justin Thomas (355), $283,281 ........................68-69-69-69—275 (-5)
Patrick Cantlay (249), $187,500.........................67-70-69-70—276 (-4)
Matt Kuchar (249), $187,500.............................71-64-68-73—276 (-4)
Louis Oosthuizen (249), $187,500.....................67-72-68-69—276 (-4)
Chez Reavie (249), $187,500 .............................69-68-69-70—276 (-4)
Justin Rose (249), $187,500 ...............................68-68-69-71—276 (-4)
Robert Streb (249), $187,500.............................71-70-66-69—276 (-4)
Bubba Watson (249), $187,500.........................67-68-71-70—276 (-4)
Charley Hoffman (196), $131,250 ...................72-70-70-65—277 (-3)
Xander Schauffele (196), $131,250.................71-66-72-68—277 (-3)
Henrik Stenson (196), $131,250 .......................69-72-67-69—277 (-3)
Jason Dufner (164), $98,350.............................69-69-68-72—278 (-2)
Rickie Fowler (164), $98,350 ..............................68-66-74-70—278 (-2)
Martin Laird (164), $98,350...............................69-69-69-71—278 (-2)
Patrick Reed (164), $98,350...............................70-67-66-75—278 (-2)
Harold Varner III (164), $98,350........................67-70-71-70—278 (-2)
Scott Brown (133), $69,781.................................66-74-67-72—279 (-1)
Russell Henley (133), $69,781 ............................64-72-70-73—279 (-1)
Jason Kokrak (133), $69,781 .............................71-69-70-69—279 (-1)
Kyle Stanley (133), $69,781................................70-71-72-66—279 (-1)
Emiliano Grillo (109), $58,188 ............................69-73-70-68—280 (E)
David Lingmerth (109), $58,188 ........................71-68-68-73—280 (E)
Kevin Na (109), $58,188......................................71-71-69-69—280 (E)
Charl Schwartzel (109), $58,188 ........................70-70-71-69—280 (E)
Daniel Berger (94), $51,625 .............................69-68-72-72—281 (+1)
Martin Flores (78), $44,188...............................67-73-69-73—282 (+2)
Whee Kim (78), $44,188....................................69-69-70-74—282 (+2)
Luke List (78), $44,188........................................70-70-74-68—282 (+2)
Rory McIlroy (78), $44,188................................73-68-69-72—282 (+2)
Pat Perez (78), $44,188 .....................................70-68-71-73—282 (+2)
Camilo Villegas (78), $44,188..........................66-71-72-73—282 (+2)
Lucas Glover (60), $35,875 ...............................69-71-72-71—283 (+3)
Chris Kirk (60), $35,875......................................66-73-71-73—283 (+3)
Geoff Ogilvy (60), $35,875 ...............................72-70-69-72—283 (+3)
Hudson Swafford (44), $28,058.......................70-72-71-71—284 (+4)
Vaughn Taylor (44), $28,058 ............................71-70-75-68—284 (+4)
Keegan Bradley (44), $28,058.........................68-70-66-80—284 (+4)
Si Woo Kim (44), $28,058..................................72-69-70-73—284 (+4)
Scott Stallings (44), $28,058 .............................71-70-70-73—284 (+4)
Kevin Tway (44), $28,058...................................70-71-70-73—284 (+4)
Luke Donald (32), $21,595................................71-71-72-71—285 (+5)
Brooks Koepka (32), $21,595 ...........................72-68-73-72—285 (+5)
Ryan Moore (32), $21,595 ................................72-69-72-72—285 (+5)
C.T. Pan (32), $21,595 ........................................70-69-69-77—285 (+5)
Richy Werenski (32), $21,595 ...........................70-71-72-72—285 (+5)
Wesley Bryan (22), $19,688 ..............................70-72-69-75—286 (+6)
Tony Finau (22), $19,688 ...................................72-68-69-77—286 (+6)
Kevin Kisner (22), $19,688 .................................69-72-70-75—286 (+6)
William McGirt (22), $19,688............................69-71-74-72—286 (+6)
Phil Mickelson (22), $19,688 .............................72-68-71-75—286 (+6)
Rod Pampling (22), $19,688.............................71-71-75-69—286 (+6)
D.A. Points (22), $19,688 ....................................72-66-74-74—286 (+6)
J.J. Spaun (22), $19,688.....................................71-68-72-75—286 (+6)
Ryan Blaum (17), $18,638 .................................68-72-71-76—287 (+7)
Charles Howell III (17), $18,638 .......................69-71-74-73—287 (+7)
Mackenzie Hughes (17), $18,638....................70-69-73-75—287 (+7)
Grayson Murray (17), $18,638.........................72-68-71-76—287 (+7)
Ian Poulter (15), $18,200 ...................................71-70-74-73—288 (+8)
Chad Campbell (14), $17,938 ..........................70-71-70-78—289 (+9)
Morgan Hoffmann (14), $17,938 ....................71-69-70-79—289 (+9)
Sean O’Hair (13), $17,675................................72-70-76-74—292 (+12)
Kelly Kraft (12), $17,500 ...................................67-74-78-76—295 (+15)
LPGA Tour - Canadian Pacific Open
At The Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club
Ottawa, Ontario
Purse: $2.25 million
Yardage: 6,419; Par 71
Final
Sung Hyun Park, $337,500 ..............................70-68-69-64—271 (-13)
Mirim Lee, $209,358.........................................71-68-66-68—273 (-11)
Shanshan Feng, $101,211...............................68-70-68-68—274 (-10)
Marina Alex, $101,211 .....................................66-70-70-68—274 (-10)
Cristie Kerr, $101,211 .......................................70-67-68-69—274 (-10)
In Gee Chun, $101,211 .....................................67-67-70-70—274 (-10)
Nicole Broch Larsen, $101,211 .......................69-68-66-71—274 (-10)
Jane Park, $51,389 .............................................72-69-69-65—275 (-9)
Hyo Joo Kim, $51,389 .........................................69-70-70-66—275 (-9)
Mo Martin, $51,389.............................................69-67-67-72—275 (-9)
Beatriz Recari, $42,982.......................................69-69-70-68—276 (-8)
Brooke M. Henderson, $36,564 ........................74-69-63-71—277 (-7)
Mi Jung Hur, $36,564 ..........................................71-70-65-71—277 (-7)
Stacy Lewis, $36,564 ...........................................69-68-69-71—277 (-7)
So Yeon Ryu, $36,564 .........................................69-68-69-71—277 (-7)
Chella Choi, $29,229...........................................72-68-70-68—278 (-6)
Jennifer Song, $29,229.......................................70-68-72-68—278 (-6)
Caroline Masson, $29,229 .................................69-70-69-70—278 (-6)
Brittany Lincicome, $29,229...............................68-68-71-71—278 (-6)
Megan Khang, $25,905 .....................................69-73-69-68—279 (-5)
Amy Yang, $25,905.............................................70-69-71-69—279 (-5)
Yani Tseng, $21,535 ............................................71-70-71-68—280 (-4)
Haru Nomura, $21,535......................................70-72-69-69—280 (-4)
Joanna Klatten, $21,535 ....................................71-70-69-70—280 (-4)
Pernilla Lindberg, $21,535.................................73-70-66-71—280 (-4)
Sei Young Kim, $21,535......................................68-73-68-71—280 (-4)
Christina Kim, $21,535........................................71-70-67-72—280 (-4)
Angel Yin, $21,535 ..............................................68-72-68-72—280 (-4)
Nelly Korda, $21,535 ..........................................71-70-66-73—280 (-4)
Brittany Marchand, $16,964 .............................73-67-72-69—281 (-3)
Wei-Ling Hsu, $16,964........................................72-70-68-71—281 (-3)
Holly Clyburn, $16,964 ........................................67-70-71-73—281 (-3)
Caroline Hedwall, $16,964................................71-68-68-74—281 (-3)
Sandra Changkija, $14,099 ..............................71-72-71-68—282 (-2)
Gaby Lopez, $14,099 .........................................73-69-71-69—282 (-2)
Cheyenne Woods, $14,099 ...............................70-73-69-70—282 (-2)
Jenny Shin, $14,099.............................................71-70-70-71—282 (-2)
Laetitia Beck, $14,099.........................................72-71-67-72—282 (-2)
Rachel Rohanna, $10,622 ..................................69-71-73-70—283 (-1)
Pavarisa Yoktuan, $10,622 ................................68-74-70-71—283 (-1)
Paula Creamer, $10,622....................................73-69-69-72—283 (-1)
Azahara Munoz, $10,622 ..................................72-70-69-72—283 (-1)
Madelene Sagstrom, $10,622 ..........................70-72-69-72—283 (-1)
Candie Kung, $10,622 ........................................71-70-70-72—283 (-1)
Moriya Jutanugarn, $10,622.............................70-71-69-73—283 (-1)
Austin Ernst, $10,622...........................................70-69-71-73—283 (-1)
Sarah Jane Smith, $10,622................................71-67-72-73—283 (-1)
Thidapa Suwannapura, $8,224 .........................73-69-72-70—284 (E)
Morgan Pressel, $8,224........................................74-68-70-72—284 (E)
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras, $8,224 ............72-70-66-76—284 (E)
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong, $8,224.......68-69-71-76—284 (E)
Marissa L Steen, $7,106 .....................................72-70-73-70—285 (+1)
Ashleigh Buhai, $7,106 ......................................71-72-71-71—285 (+1)
Ayako Uehara, $7,106........................................69-74-71-71—285 (+1)
Jing Yan, $7,106 ..................................................69-73-70-73—285 (+1)
Minjee Lee, $7,106 ..............................................70-73-68-74—285 (+1)
Peiyun Chien, $6,304..........................................69-72-72-73—286 (+2)
Brittany Altomare, $6,304.................................74-69-69-74—286 (+2)
Ryann O’Toole, $5,961 .......................................74-66-74-73—287 (+3)
Amy Olson, $5,617..............................................71-70-74-73—288 (+4)
Min-G Kim, $5,617 ..............................................70-71-74-73—288 (+4)
Jacqui Concolino, $5,617 ..................................73-69-72-74—288 (+4)
Lindy Duncan, $5,387.........................................71-72-73-73—289 (+5)
Min Lee, $5,158...................................................73-68-77-72—290 (+6)
Alison Lee, $5,158 ...............................................71-72-71-76—290 (+6)
Charley Hull, $5,158...........................................72-69-73-76—290 (+6)
Karrie Webb, $4,929 ........................................70-73-76-76—295 (+11)
Amelia Lewis, $4,813 .......................................72-70-76-78—296 (+12)
Laura Gonzalez Escallon, $4,699 ..................74-68-77-78—297 (+13)
Michelle Wie, $4,585 ......................................................71-68-70— WD
Champions Tour - Boeing Classic
At TPC Snoqualmie Ridge
Snoqualmie, Wash.
Purse: $2.1 million
Yardage: 7,172; Par 72
Final
Jerry Kelly, $315,000 ..............................................65-66-66—197 (-19)
Jerry Smith, $184,800............................................68-66-64—198 (-18)
Bernhard Langer, $138,600 .................................60-65-65—200 (-16)
Billy Mayfair, $138,600..........................................69-65-66—200 (-16)
Colin Montgomerie, $100,800.............................60-65-66—201 (-15)
Marco Dawson, $71,400 .......................................66-70-68—204 (-12)
David Frost, $71,400..............................................68-68-68—204 (-12)
Jeff Maggert, $71,400 ...........................................61-66-67—204 (-12)
David Toms, $71,400 .............................................69-68-67—204 (-12)
Miguel Angel Jiménez, $50,400 .......................69-71-65—205 (-11)
Gene Sauers, $50,400 ...........................................69-71-65—205 (-11)
Kevin Sutherland, $50,400....................................62-66-67—205 (-11)
Michael Allen, $39,900...........................................60-66-70—206 (-10)
Stephen Ames, $39,900 .........................................67-70-69—206 (-10)
Scott Dunlap, $39,900 ............................................69-67-70—206 (-10)
Joe Durant, $32,603..................................................60-67-70—207 (-9)
Mike Goodes, $32,603 .............................................61-66-70—207 (-9)
Paul Goydos, $32,603 ..............................................69-70-68—207 (-9)
Scott Parel, $32,603 ..................................................67-72-68—207 (-9)
Fred Couples, $26,040 .............................................62-66-70—208 (-8)
Steve Flesch, $26,040 ...............................................61-71-66—208 (-8)
Duffy Waldorf, $26,040 ...........................................66-73-69—208 (-8)
Billy Andrade, $20,580 .............................................61-67-71—209 (-7)
Olin Browne, $20,580 ...............................................61-66-72—209 (-7)
Russ Cochran, $20,580..............................................69-70-70—209 (-7)
Doug Garwood, $20,580 .........................................61-66-72—209 (-7)
Steve Pate, $20,580 ..................................................69-68-72—209 (-7)
Jeff Sluman, $20,580 ................................................69-69-71—209 (-7)
Bart Bryant, $16,223 .................................................61-69-70—210 (-6)
Tom Pernice Jr., $16,223 ..........................................63-68-69—210 (-6)
Wes Short, Jr., $16,223 ............................................68-64-68—210 (-6)
Vijay Singh, $16,223 .................................................68-70-72—210 (-6)
Bob Estes, $13,860 ....................................................68-71-72—211 (-5)
Brandt Jobe, $13,860 ...............................................69-73-69—211 (-5)
Kenny Perry, $13,860 ................................................60-72-69—211 (-5)
Michael Bradley, $12,040 ........................................63-71-68—212 (-4)
David McKenzie, $12,040.........................................65-73-74—212 (-4)
Scott Verplank, $12,040 ..........................................81-66-65—212 (-4)
Lee Janzen, $10,920 .................................................60-74-69—213 (-3)
Joey Sindelar, $10,920 .............................................60-72-71—213 (-3)
Tommy Armour III, $9,030........................................65-69-70—214 (-2)
Glen Day, $9,030 .......................................................62-71-71—214 (-2)
Fred Funk, $9,030.......................................................69-73-72—214 (-2)
Skip Kendall, $9,030..................................................60-72-72—214 (-2)
James Kingston, $9,030 ...........................................69-73-72—214 (-2)
Scott McCarron, $9,030 ............................................61-73-70—214 (-2)
Rod Spittle, $9,030 ....................................................62-69-73—214 (-2)
Paul Broadhurst, $6,720 ..........................................64-72-69—215 (-1)
Tom Byrum, $6,720 ...................................................63-71-71—215 (-1)
Loren Roberts, $6,720...............................................63-74-68—215 (-1)
Esteban Toledo, $6,720 ...........................................65-72-68—215 (-1)
Jay Don Blake, $5,082 .............................................62-75-70—217 (+1)
Mark Calcavecchia, $5,082....................................63-75-69—217 (+1)
Carlos Franco, $5,082..............................................62-74-71—217 (+1)
Tom Kite, $5,082 .......................................................61-72-74—217 (+1)
Rocco Mediate, $5,082...........................................68-69-80—217 (+1)
Todd Hamilton, $4,095 ...........................................65-72-71—218 (+2)
John Huston, $4,095 ................................................64-73-71—218 (+2)
Tom Lehman, $4,095...............................................82-67-69—218 (+2)
Phillip Price, $4,095 ..................................................63-73-72—218 (+2)
Bobby Gage, $3,360................................................63-75-71—219 (+3)
Brian Henninger, $3,360 .........................................64-72-73—219 (+3)
Ian Woosnam, $3,360.............................................67-71-71—219 (+3)
Brian Mogg, $2,940 .................................................63-73-74—220 (+4)
José MarÃa Olazábal, $2,625 ..........................60-73-78—221 (+5)
Craig Parry, $2,625 ..................................................64-72-75—221 (+5)
Woody Austin, $2,128 .............................................62-78-73—223 (+7)
Bob Gilder, $2,128....................................................66-73-74—223 (+7)
Willie Wood, $2,128 ................................................63-73-77—223 (+7)
Jim Carter, $1,848.....................................................67-77-70—224 (+8)
Tom Jenkins, $1,659.................................................66-72-77—225 (+9)
Kirk Triplett, $1,659 ..................................................81-72-72—225 (+9)
Guy Boros, $1,428 ..................................................67-73-79—229 (+13)
Lance Ten Broeck, $1,428 .....................................63-78-78—229 (+13)
Steve Lowery, $1,260.............................................64-82-76—232 (+16)
Jesper Parnevik, $1,260 .......................................64-80-78—232 (+16)
Landon Jackson, $1,134.......................................81-79-83—243 (+27)
Web.com Tour - Portland Open
At Pumpkin Ridge GC (Witch Hollow)
North Plains, Ore.
Purse: $800,000
Yardage: 7,109; Par 71
Final
Brice Garnett, $144,000 ...........................................71-67-63-65—266
Abraham Ancer, $52,800 ..........................................67-70-64-69—270
Sam Ryder, $52,800 ...................................................66-70-69-65—270
Ben Silverman, $52,800............................................68-68-68-66—270
David Skinns, $52,800................................................67-70-69-64—270
Bronson Burgoon, $27,800.......................................69-69-65-68—271
Keith Mitchell, $27,800...............................................70-69-62-70—271
Jonathan Byrd, $20,800............................................71-67-69-65—272
Matt Harmon, $20,800 .............................................66-69-69-68—272
Ben Kohles, $20,800 ..................................................70-69-66-67—272
Sebastián Muñoz, $20,800 ..................................68-68-67-69—272
Conrad Shindler, $20,800 .........................................63-73-69-67—272
Josh Teater, $20,800..................................................70-69-68-65—272
Carlos Ortiz, $14,800.................................................69-71-64-69—273
Andy Pope, $14,800...................................................67-68-69-69—273
European Tour - Made in Denmark
At Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort
Farso, Denmark
Purse: $2.12 million
Yardage: 6,851; Par: 71
Final
Julian Suri, United States..........................................67-69-65-64—265
David Horsey, England ..............................................68-67-64-70—269
Ben Evans, England...................................................71-68-66-66—271
Chris Paisley, England ...............................................68-69-65-69—271
Steve Webster, England............................................64-70-69-68—271
Benjamin Hebert, France..........................................65-71-68-68—272
Wade Ormsby, Australia ..........................................64-72-67-69—272
Haydn Porteous, South Africa..................................70-67-68-67—272
Matt Wallace, England............................................. 64-74-65-69—272
USA TODAY
MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
8C SPORTS
MAYWEATHER VS. MCGREGOR
One crossover fight is enough
Big moneymaker
had expected
result but did
have its moments
Martin Rogers
mjrogers@usatoday.com
USA TODAY Sports
LAS VEGAS OK, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor,
enough now. Saturday night’s culmination of a two-month promotional spectacle wasn’t a sham or
a total farce, wasn’t an embarrassment to boxing or the worst thing
to befall combat sports. It was
actually quite good at times, really
good at others. But, please,
enough now.
No rematch, no do-over, no
more circuit of coarse promotion
and ballyhoo. Thank you, you
gave us something to talk about
during these quiet days of summer swelter and filled a hole in
the sporting calendar. In return,
we forked over our money so you
could each pocket nine figures to
spend on whatever your heart
chooses.
Mayweather-McGregor was always going to be more like a soap
opera than a sporting event,
months of anticipation building
up to a nerve-jangling crescendo.
It was not the greatest battle in
history, but it was interesting
enough, and as season finales go,
it had its moments.
McGregor, stepping over from
mixed martial arts and the Ultimate Fighting Championship,
was a worthy contender and a
plucky loser, fearless in his attacking intent before ultimately running out of steam as the rounds
wore on. He landed some fine
shots, and Mayweather, as he
vowed to do, came forward far
more than usual and took up the
fight.
“I could have sat back and
counterpunched and made it boring,” Mayweather said. “I didn’t
do that. I felt like I owed the fans
a last hurrah.”
The result was never in serious
doubt, not even when McGregor
won the first three rounds on the
scorecards of most observers, if
not two of judges, who the Irishman decried as “biased” afterward.
But it will give us enough to
talk about around the water cooler on Monday morning, and, just
like the big network blockbuster
series, that will be it, on to something else.
It didn’t answer any significant
questions about the merits of
boxing compared to mixed martial arts, or indeed Mayweather
MARK J. REBILAS, USA TODAY SPORTS
Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his win against Conor McGregor, improving to 50-0, and says he’ll walk away from the sport.
compared to McGregor.
“It was a bit of fun, right?”
McGregor said. “I have to say I enjoyed it. The boxing game is a lot
different than the mixed martial
arts game, from everything, the
approach to it.”
Mayweather racked up his 50th
fight as a pro, very convincingly as
it turned out, after a few early
flurries of excitement from his
much younger opponent. He is
now, at age 40, and always will be,
a vastly superior boxer to McGregor, who would be similarly advanced if the fight took place
inside an octagon.
The real question that was answered was about us, the public,
the media, and what gets us riled
up. Beyond any doubt, it is the
show of sports rather than the
sports themselves that fit that criteria, that we like talking about
and listening to threats of sporting violence and vicious verbal
putdowns more than watching
punches thrown and knockdowns
recorded.
We enjoyed the fight, but without the intro and intrigue, it
would have been an incomplete
story for most. Social media and
modern television coverage have
peeled back the curtain so much
that viewers, if it is done right, get
invested on a far deeper level than
simply being curious spectators of
an athletic contest.
The promotion wasn’t done
nicely or with any degree of class,
but with the object being to make
Judging
called into
question
as much money as possible, it was
indeed done right.
Of course, there will always be a
hard core for whom the delicate
intricacies of fight game tactics
matter above all, and even those
weren’t shortchanged here. But
that wasn’t the audience Mayweather or McGregor, master
promoters both, targeted in this
instance, nor was it the one it got.
It got the broadest and most varied television viewership of all,
which will contribute to an extraordinary number of pay-perviews that will further enrich
both. The only marketing mistake
likely came with the ticket prices,
set so exorbitantly that there were
more than 6,000 empty seats in
the arena, though the real money,
Josh Peter
@joshlpeter11
USA TODAY Sports
Conor McGregor is
expected to collect about
$100 million for his fight
against Floyd Mayweather Jr.,
but he didn’t seem to know exactly how he’d spend it after
suffering a 10th-round technical knockout.
McGregor’s personal clothier
told USA TODAY Sports that
the Irish mixed martial arts star
forks out more than $1 million a
year for clothes.
McGregor has an affinity for
luxury cars, too.
But even with a fleet of new
vehicles and and a walk-in closet full of new suits, McGregor,
29, presumably would have tens
of millions of dollars at his
disposal.
“I don’t know how I spend
it,” he said Saturday night during a postfight news conference.
“I just carry on living my life.
Carefree, with a smart mind
and just enjoy life.”
That said, McGregor indicated he intends to make sure he
gets what he’s owed. While
McGregor was guaranteed
LAS VEGAS
Martin Rogers
@mrogersUSAT
USA TODAY Sports
Conor McGregor
blames the judges for his defeat
to Floyd Mayweather Jr., saying
they were “biased” after it was revealed that even the early rounds
he appeared to dominate were
scored against him.
McGregor came out strongly
before ultimately falling to a
10th-round technical knockout
defeat in his first foray into pro
boxing, where he took on Mayweather, a former pound-forpound No. 1.
It was widely assumed McGregor had claimed the opening
three rounds. Mayweather, who
took his record to 50-0 as a professional, was hit with a number
of solid shots and threw punches
himself only occasionally.
Not so, according to officials
Burt Clements and Guido Cavalleri. Clements and Cavalleri gave
VEGAS
FOLLOW REPORTER
MARTIN ROGERS
@mrogersUSAT for combat
sports news and analysis.
McGregor ‘set for
life’ after payout
McGregor claims bias
in early-round scores
LAS
in truth, comes from the PPVs.
Mayweather has sold fights better than anyone ever, and even if
the product has rarely produced
the promised thrills, it hasn’t
stopped the masses from coming
back. In terms of entertainment,
this one came closer than most to
what the hype machine prepared
us for.
Which is why it is a good time
for him to walk away from the
sport, as he says he intends to do
now. And a good time to us to
latch onto the next hot-button
topic.
MARK J. REBILAS, USA TODAY SPORTS
Conor McGregor: “I thought I won the first three clearly.”
McGregor just a single round, the
first. Clements scored the bout
89-82 and Cavelleri 89-81, the difference coming because Cavalleri
had the ninth as a 10-8 round for
Mayweather. Another judge,
Dave Moretti, gave McGregor
rounds one through three but
went with Mayweather the rest of
the way.
Ultimately, the scoring did not
matter. Referee Robert Byrd ended the contest in the 10th, but
that did little to appease McGregor.
“I think that’s very biased,”
McGregor said when told of the
scoring. “I am actually shocked at
that. I thought I won the first
three clearly. The fourth could
have gone either way. I thought I
snuck out round eight, then he
won nine and got the finish. I
thought I did OK.”
Fatigue kicked in for McGregor as the fight progressed, and
he was exhausted by the end,
with Mayweather finishing
things off with an intense flurry.
The UFC champion admitted
his propensity to tire at certain
moments of bouts is something
he will seek to address before
returning to the mixed martial
arts octagon.
“I really properly worked my
ass off,” McGregor added. “I
need to work out why there are
these dips in the middle of
fights. I need to keep going and
pushing and striving. I will continue to get better.”
$30 million for the fight, that figure could more than triple because of revenue from pay-perview sales, merchandise sales and
sponsorship.
“Well, now we go into the accounting phase,” he said, adding,
“I send auditors in there like (expletive) sharks.”
With that left to his auditors,
McGregor seemed more focused
on making money than spending
it.
He brought a bottle of what he
called Notorious Irish Whiskey to
the news conference and indicated he’ll be selling his branded liquor soon. Earlier in the week, he
announced he’ll be launching a
fashion line with his personal
clothier, David August Heil, and
that he was about to quadruple
his net worth with his payday
from his bout against Mayweather dubbed as “The Money Fight.”
“There are so many ventures
that are bringing in nice revenue
for me,” he said. “I’m building
brands.
“The money’s good for me. I’m
very blessed and very happy I’m
in the position I’m in. Right now
I’m in the stage of forever money.
As long as I’m tactical and make
some smart decisions and don’t
do nothing stupid, I’m set for
life.”
SECTION D
MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
AN EPIC
SUNDAY
NIGHT
VISIT
LIFE.USA
TODAY.COM
‘GAME OF
THRONES’
SEASON 7 FINALE;
MTV VMAS
Highlights,
photo galleries,
reaction and
more from the
Season 7 finale
of HBO’s fantasy
adventure and
the annual MTV
Video Music
Awards
What happened in Westeros?
Did Taylor Swift crash the
VMAs to unveil her video for
new single Look What You Made
Me Do?
KATY PERRY BY WIREIMAGE; EMILIA CLARKE BY HBO
PEOPLE
LIFELINE
CAUGHT IN THE ACT
Jennifer Lopez and Alex
Rodriguez were just two of
the famous faces spotted at
Saturday’s much-anticipated
showdown between boxers
Floyd Mayweather and Conor
McGregor in Las Vegas. Chris
Hemsworth, Charlize Theron,
Steve Harvey and Nick Jonas
also were there.
CHRISTIAN PETERSEN, GETTY IMAGES
THEY SAID WHAT?
THE STARS’ BEST QUOTES
“ ‘Rumi’ is our favorite poet,
so it was for our daughter. ‘Sir’
was ... He carries himself like
that. He just came out, like, ‘Sir.’ ”
— Music mogul and rapper
Jay-Z, explaining the origin
of the names he and his wife
Beyoncé, chose for their
2-month-old twins on Friday’s
‘Rap Radar’ podcast. Their
oldest child, Blue Ivy, is 5.
VINCENT ALMAVY, AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Leaving a bookstore in Paris in November 1992, Diana passes the ever-present phalanx of photographers.
20 years after Di, the celeb
biz has only gotten worse
Maria Puente l USA TODAY
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PAUL BUCK, EPA
STYLE STAR
Nicole Kidman
delighted in Dior
Saturday, wearing
a gray and pink
feathered gown
to the opening
of Australia’s
National Gallery
of Victoria exhibit
celebrating
the fashion
house’s
70th
anniversary.
he paparazzi did it. They killed
Diana.
It wasn’t true, but people
believed it in 1997, especially
Diana’s sons, thanks to the relentless
pursuit of lucrative photographs of
the princess who beguiled the world.
It didn’t help that Diana’s brother, the
Earl Spencer (“Editors have blood on
their hands”), and stars such as George
Clooney (“You should be ashamed”),
explicitly blamed the media in general
and the paparazzi in particular after
Diana died in a car crash in Paris — a
wreck that occurred as photographers
pursued the vehicle in which she rode.
“In the immediate aftermath,
they were the villains. They were
blamed right away,” says Christopher Andersen, royal biographer
and author of the 1998 best seller
The Day Diana Died. In fact, nine
French photographers were arrested and charged with manslaughter, although the charges
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were thrown out in 2002.
Twenty years later, as fans and
observers prepare to mark her
death Aug. 31, what has changed,
if anything, about the paparazzi
business, and how did Diana’s
death affect it?
The public is as obsessed with
celebrities, especially young royals, as ever. There are more celebrity-focused media outlets than
ever, and mainstream publications pay more attention to celebrity news. There are more
paparazzi than ever, in part because anyone can take a picture
The media’s
interest in all
things Diana
has never
really waned.
Clips from
2006 show
that nearly
10 years after
her death,
conspiracy
theories and
allegations
still filled
British
newspapers.
and post it on social media, including the celebs themselves.
Some professional celebrity
photographers say their business
is in trouble nowadays for economic reasons having nothing to
do with Diana. Competition from
the Internet and social media has
hurt them, their pictures sell for
comparative peanuts nowadays,
and photo subscription services
have signed up more publications.
Dickie Arbiter, a former press
secretary to Queen Elizabeth II
who’s now a royal commentator,
says he’s not sure Diana’s death
changed the paparazzi game.
“We’re living in the 21st century, when everyone has a smartphone, they all have cameras, and
that makes everyone a potential
paparazzi,” he says. “If anything,
it’s gotten worse, not better.”
Editors and publishers, at least
in Britain, are more circumspect
about how they cover royals, in
part because of Diana’s death but
also because of subsequent misdeeds — including phone hacking
— in the years since.
“The British national papers
did cut back on paparazzi pictures, and when it comes to
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Quvenzhané Wallis is 14.
Armie Hammer is 31. Shania
Twain is 52.
She goes full-pop
on single to boost
her ‘Reputation’
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“I’m sorry, the old Taylor
can’t come to the phone right
now.”
Three years after Taylor
Swift released 1989 and following months of near-radio silence from the star, the singer
returned Friday with Look
What You Made Me Do, the first
single from her forthcoming
new album, Reputation.
The album’s title is a little
on-the-nose,
considering
Swift’s reputation is among the
most notorious in pop music.
She’s a polarizing figure in the
same vein as her rival Kanye
West, in that her defenders will
never stray from her side and her
detractors will never be won over,
her every move inspiring breathless commentary.
Between her tabloid-grabbing
dramas and a few questionable
choices of singles (like the anemic Bad Blood), it has been easy
to forget that Swift is one of her
generation’s best songwriters,
and 1989 is a very good album.
Look What You Made Me Do
leans even further into the Top
40 impulses of Swift’s last release,
going full Britney Spears in its
verging-on-madness psycho pop
— with a talk-sung chorus that’s a
little too close for comfort to I’m
Too Sexy by Right Said Fred. Still,
the new single set two new
streaming records in its first day:
8 million Spotify streams and 19
million YouTube views.
The real question is whether
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Reputation is due Nov. 10.
Swift can change any minds with
her new narrative. Swift’s fans
will declare Look What You Made
Me Do the greatest song ever
made, her enemies will drag it
endlessly online, and critics will
pore over every breath, word, allusion and production quirk.
Even listeners who declare not
to care about the singer are, by
making that statement, showing
their active participation in the
Swift-osphere. Similar to the people who brag about not watching
Game of Thrones, it takes a willful
effort to ignore such a ubiquitous
cultural force as Taylor Swift.
So considering fans have such
entrenched opinions, will Look
What You Made Me Do change
anyone’s mind about Swift? The
artist sure doesn’t care, with the
track’s pounding beat and willfully provocative lyrics signaling a
new era characterized by danger,
paranoia and power-grabs. Swift
uses the song as an elegy for her
former persona, declaring that
“the world goes on, another day,
another drama,” telling the world
that she doesn’t give a damn
about her bad reputation.
Look What You Made Me Do is
the first moving part of what’s
sure to be an extended rollout for
Reputation, with the video to the
track set to premiere at Sunday
night’s MTV VMAs.
USA TODAY
MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
2D LIFE
TELEVISION
Strangest thing: ’80s ardor just keeps growing
Series are looking
back fondly, and
here’s the formula
REAL PEOPLE AND EVENTS
Netflix’s Narcos, which tracked
drug kingpin Pablo Escobar in its
first two seasons, opened in 1979
and spanned the ’80s. Its third
season (Sept. 1) moves into the
early 1990s and focuses on the
Cali cartel.
NBC’s Law & Order True
Crime: The Menendez Murders
(Sept. 26, 10 ET/PT) explores the
trials of Lyle and Erik Menendez,
who were ultimately convicted
of the 1989 murders of their
parents.
Bill Keveney
@billkev
USA TODAY
Television is partying like it’s
1989. Or 1983. Or pretty much any
time in the ’80s.
More than a dozen current and
upcoming series are set in the
decade of Ronald Reagan and
shoulder pads, a time when actual
music videos played on MTV.
There are plenty of reasons for
that, and nostalgia tops the list.
Many writers and producers
came of age in that decade, as did
many fortysomethings still in the
prized young-adult demographic.
“Every generation looks back
at another era nostalgically,” says
Jason Mittell, a professor of film
and media at Middlebury College
in Vermont. “There are so many
moments in Stranger Things,
GLOW, Halt and Catch Fire
where it’s just a sense of seeing an
outfit, like legwarmers, or hearing
a Pat Benatar song that creates a
connection.”
It’s easier to comment on contentious current issues from a
show set in another era, as
M*A*S*H did, and more shows,
thanks to cable and streaming
services, are doing so now.
Some shows, such as Netflix’s
Stranger Things and Amazon’s
Red Oaks, reflect entertainment
of the time, too, Mittell says.
“For Stranger Things, one of
the big appeals is that it’s evocative of ’80s film. It’s more likely
the Millennial audience would
have seen E.T. and The Goonies
rather than necessarily remembering the ’80s,” he says.
Eighties shows appear to fit
into categories, including:
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Stranger Things luxuriates in ’80s film references, including classics Firestarter and Stand
By Me. The buzzy hit, which centers on a boy’s
disappearance in Indiana in 1983, advances to
1984 when Season 2 is released Oct. 27.
RON BATZDORFF, NBC
NBC’s This Is Us does some
feel-good time-traveling.
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Stranger Things is an evocative journey to the supernatural through the eyes of four friends.
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NBC’s This Is Us (Sept. 26,
9 ET/PT), opened Season 1
with the Pearson siblings
turning 36 in the present day.
Episodes jumped around in
time to chronicle their births
in 1980 and childhood events
later in the decade.
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The Goldbergs: ’80s all the way.
GENE PAGE, AMC
Halt and Catch Fire revisits the birth of the Information Age.
CULTURE-SHIFTING DEVELOPMENTS
Halt and Catch Fire (AMC, Saturday, 9 ET/PT), which follows
computer pioneers who helped create today’s wired world, opened
its first season in 1983 focusing on the PC business in Texas. The
final season jumps to 1993 Silicon Valley, where its digital dreamers contemplate cataloging the Internet. Think Google.
Snowfall (FX, Wednesday, 10 ET/PT) opens in 1983 and looks
at the birth of the crack cocaine epidemic, detailing the social,
political and economic fallout still felt today.
Netflix’s GLOW (Season 1 available now) takes a comedic look
at a mid-1980s women’s wrestling league, examining issues of
race and gender that remain relevant.
WARM NOSTALGIA
The Goldbergs (ABC, Sept. 27,
8 ET/PT) a family comedy,
mixes trends and events across
the decade under the umbrella
of “1980-something.”
Netflix’s two Wet Hot American Summer seasons, First Day
of Camp (set in 1981) and Ten
Years Later (set in 1991), reboot
the 2001 film that took its own
nostalgic look at summer camp
in the ’80s.
Red Oaks, set at a New Jersey
country club in 1985, evokes
such memorable ’80s films as
Caddyshack and Fast Times at
Ridgemont High.
COLD WAR CHILL
FX’s The Americans, which
returns in 2018 for its final
season, charts 1980s superpower
tensions from the perspective
of covert Soviet spies living in
Reagan’s America.
Germany’s Deutschland 83,
which followed an East German
operative in West Germany,
returns next year on SundanceTV
as Deutschland 86.
Channing Tatum and his producing partners created their
own 1980s Romanian cop series,
Amazon’s Comrade Detective
(available now), with Tatum,
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and other
actors dubbing the propagandaheavy show in English.
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LIFE 3D
MUSIC
‘I am here to stay,’ Rachel Platten promises
‘Fight
Song’
was just
the start
of her
musical
journey
Patrick Ryan
USA TODAY
NEW YORK On her new single,
Rachel Platten invites you to
dance on the shattered glass
ceiling.
Broken Glass is the latest
female empowerment anthem
from the pop singer/songwriter,
who cracked the top 10 of radio
charts worldwide in 2015 with
her ubiquitous Fight Song. The
tune has soundtracked commercials and movie trailers, as well as
Hillary Clinton campaign in the
run-up to last year’s election.
The shimmering dance track is
taken from Platten’s still-untitled
fourth album, which she previewed for roughly a dozen fans at
her label offices last week. The
new music shows off more adventurous sides of the New York
native, who brings a dark, seductive edge to album cuts Collide
and Keep Up, and channels Tove
Lo on the infectious bop Shivers,
which she calls the most fun song
she has ever written. Grace, a
dramatic ballad about feeling
vulnerable, left some fans tearyeyed, while the affirmative Good
Life lifted spirits on the wings of
wonky piano and thundering bass.
Platten, 36, started writing the
album late last year and was
inspired by the boundary-pushing work of fellow pop artists
Robyn, Kiiara, Lapsley and MØ.
She sat down with USA TODAY
after the event to chat about her
next era and life after Fight Song.
The new songs sound
bigger than anything
we’ve ever from you before.
What was your mind-set
going into this next album?
I wanted to show anyone
that was listening that I am
here to stay. I write all my songs,
I write all my lyrics, so I was kind
of like, “Let me show you what I
can do now that you’re paying
attention.” A lot of people knew
me from Fight Song, but they
didn’t necessarily know my name.
I wanted to show the world, “I
have so much more than one
song that I’m incredibly proud of,
of message of hope to know that
even if we feel suffocated by these
limitations we think we have,
they’re not true.
Fight Song became an
unofficial anthem for
Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Did it inspire you to become
more politically or socially
conscious on this new record?
Politically conscious, no,
because I want to be a uniter.
There are enough things dividing
us, and politics and religion are
things that divide us. That’s never
my goal. I’m the kind of person
that’s like, “Everyone’s invited to
my party.”
But socially conscious, absolutely. I think it’s funny because
Broken Glass is a song for women,
but women’s rights have become
political. I don’t know how that
happens — that’s crazy. But
there’s a lot to be socially
conscious about right now.
Are there any other
songs on the album that
may have been inspired by the
election or Women’s March?
Broken Glass was my
response. The rest of the
record has nothing to do with it,
truthfully. It’s just my own
personal struggles with fear and
insecurities and anxiety, but also
elation and being excited that I’m
a musician. The songs are deeply
honest, emotionally, and it is
bigger, sonically. It feels like
something maybe that’s more
mainstream, but funny enough,
the messages are way more raw.
You’ve talked about how
you tried to write hits for
so long, but it wasn’t until you
were honest about your life
that you were able to write
Fight Song. Were you able to
maintain that approach with
this new album, or were there
pressures to follow it up?
I don’t feel any pressure
about a follow-up — I didn’t
feel it from the day I started. I
don’t know why; I probably
should have. ... I only felt pressure
to be emotionally honest. If I’m
not (honest), then the song
doesn’t matter.
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but that’s one in a line of a
career’s worth of songs that
I want to release.”
You’ve described Broken
Glass as a “rallying cry
for women.” What inspired it?
It was a big year for women.
There were a lot of moments
when we all stood up for each
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other, and that’s rare. We’re in this
world where we’re often encouraged to compete with one another.
This year felt exciting, but it also
felt devastating. There were little
girls holding posters they drew in
crayon at the Women’s March,
and I saw that and it broke my
heart. I felt like girls and women
needed an anthem, and some kind
“I want to
be a uniter,”
Rachel
Platten says.
“Everyone’s
invited to
my party.”
A
MUSIC
SZA takes ‘Ctrl’ of her future with new work
Drew Barrymore,
Solange, Issa Rae
give her a hand
Patrick Ryan
USA TODAY
Summer is winding down, but
SZA season is just ramping up.
After three years of toiling
away on new music — with pit
stops co-writing Nicki Minaj’s
Feelin’ Myself and Rihanna’s Consideration, on which she guested
— SZA released her long-awaited
debut, Ctrl, in June. The critically
acclaimed effort bowed at No. 3
on the Billboard 200 albums
chart, setting into motion a whirlwind past couple of months for
the instantly relatable R&B
chanteuse.
“The transition is funky,” says
Solána Rowe, 26, who was raised
Muslim and whose stage name
contains letters from the Supreme Alphabet. “I’m a creature
of habit and this is just way out of
my habit, but it’s cool.”
USA TODAY caught up with
the breakout star about her monumental summer.
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Hot 100 singles chart last week.
Despite the track’s popularity,
“even it playing in the Dollar
Store is still very unexpected to
me.” Before now, “I’ve never
heard my music (outside the studio), so when it’s on the radio, I’m
like, ‘Are you sure?’ ”
Sunday, SZA
competed at the MTV Video Music Awards for best new artist,
where she was nominated alongside the likes of Noah Cyrus and
Khalid. She learned of her nom
when her friend texted her a
screenshot of the news. “I was
like, ‘Shut the (expletive) up, this
is not real. I need to go to a real
website,’ ” SZA says. “I just
couldn’t believe it. I had to tell
everybody at the same time, so I
just told Twitter.”
OVER THE MOON.
JOSIE GROSSIE IRL. In late June,
SZA released the music video for
Ctrl standout Drew Barrymore,
which features a cameo from the
actress. SZA wrote Barrymore a
“long, dramatic letter” about “how
all her movies shaped me,” from
E.T. the Extra Terrestrial to Poison
Ivy to Never Been Kissed. She detailed how Barrymore’s character
in the latter, Josie Grossie, “made
me feel better about being awk-
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SZA’s next
video features an admirer behind the camera. She recently
shot a video for The Weekend
that was directed by Solange.
Although the singer won’t
spill details about its concept,
she says it features 10 different locations and looks. SZA
first met Solange a year ago
and has talked about collaborating ever since. “I love her,”
SZA says. “I think the universe is just bringing us closer to
each other. That’s my homegirl.”
FRIENDSHIP GOALS.
ward and having crooked teeth
and just being myself.” Her manager never actually sent Barrymore the letter, but reached out to
her team regardless.
SZA’s Love Galore,
which features rapper Travis
Scott, hit No. 35 on the Billboard
HITS GALORE.
SZA’s debut
album, Ctrl,
is out now,
and she’s
busy taking
control of
everything
around her.
SMALL-SCREEN STAR. HBO’s Insecure featured SZA’s emotionally
raw ballad Supermodel earlier this
season, as Issa (series creator Issa
Rae) compares herself with an
ex’s new girlfriend. “Insecure (has
been) my favorite show on television, way before they ever included me,” SZA says. “It’s the coolest
thing to happen to me. I love
when things that I’m involved in
really matter, and when people
like me back and don’t just think
I’m corny.” She cried watching
the episode “because I felt like I
was reliving the entire situation.
It’s like (Rae) made a music video
for me.”
SZA was also name-dropped
this season when Issa’s friend
Molly (Yvonne Orji) turned down
tickets to her concert. Might a
guest-starring role be in the
cards? “That would be an eff-ing
honor,” SZA says. “I don’t know
what I’d want to do, but I definitely don’t want to play myself!”
The singer
was competing Sunday
for the MTV
Video Music
Award for
best new
artist.
USA TODAY
MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
4D LIFE
MOVIES
Box office eclipse: Hollywood has dark days
‘Bodyguard’ leads
a drab weekend;
2017 looks gloomy
ing to studio estimates Sunday.
“It’s a black eye for Hollywood,
but not a knockout punch,” said
Paul Dergarabedian, senior media
analyst for comScore. “Make no
mistake about it, there was little
foot traffic in theaters this weekend. But the story line will change
in two weeks, when It opens.”
That second recent King adaptation is the only near light on the
horizon for theaters, which are
struggling through the lowestgrossing summers in years. ComScore estimates this will be the
first summer in a decade not to
cross $4 billion in domestic ticket
sales. The summer as a whole is
running 14% behind last year.
One of the few bright spots on
the weekend was the expansion
of Wind River, Taylor Sheridan’s
thriller set on a Wyoming Indian
reservation. The Jeremy Rennerled film expanded to 2,095 theaters and landed at No. 4 with $4.1
million in its fourth weekend.
Steven Soderbergh’s heist comedy Logan Lucky also held well,
taking in $4.4 million to land at
No. 5 in its second week. But the
film’s $15 million two-week total
isn’t the industry game-changer
its makers hoped it would be.
Final domestic figures will be
released Monday.
Jake Coyle
The Associated Press
NEW YORK Hollywood effectively
took the weekend off, resulting in
one of the most dismal box office
results in 16 years.
An already slow August came
to a screeching halt at the multiplex, where no major new releases were unveiled. That left the
Samuel L. Jackson-Ryan Reynolds action-comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard to top films for
the second week, with an estimated $10.1 million in ticket sales.
But the entire slate of films
grossed only about $65 million in
North America. There have been
similarly slow weekends in recent
years. But not since September
2001 have the numbers been
quite so dreadful.
Mid-August through early September is historically the sleepiest time of the year for the movie
business, but it has been especially so this year. This August is
JACK ENGLISH, LIONSGATE
Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds didn’t kill it, but The Hitman’'s Bodyguard was still No. 1.
down 35% from last year, according to comScore. Next week is expected to be just as bad: No new
wide releases are scheduled for
Labor Day weekend.
For many, the weekend’s top
entertainment option was Saturday night’s Floyd MayweatherConor McGregor match. The
Fathom Events simulcast of the
fight was one of the more popular
offerings in theaters, putting it at
No. 9 for taking in $2.4 million
from 481 screens.
But the bigger problem was the
dearth of significant releases. The
six major studios have released
only two new wide-release films
this August: Sony’s poorly received Stephen King adaptation
The Dark Tower and Warner
Bros.’ successful horror spinoff
Annabelle: Creation. The latter
came in second this weekend
with $7.4 million, bringing its
three-week total to $77.9 million.
Coming in at No. 3, the animated release Leap! was one of the
few new films to hit theaters. It
earned a scant $5 million, accord-
THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
Animated Leap!, with characters voiced by Kate McKinnon
and Maddie Ziegler, was one
of few new films to jump onto
the scene this weekend.
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LIFE 5D
Plan your week in entertainment with these highlights and pop-culture milestones:
DVD/BLU-RAY
MUSIC
STREAMING
HIT THE BEACH: Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron
and Priyanka Chopra, arrives in
stores Tuesday. The film, based
on the TV series, features Johnson
as Lt. Mitch Buchannon,
who leads an elite squad
of lifeguards on a mission to save the bay by
taking down a ruthless
businesswoman
(Chopra).
LISTEN: LCD Soundsystem’s latest
WATCH: Season 3 of Narcos, star-
album, American Dream, arrives
Friday. The album is the first since
band members announced they
were reuniting after nearly five
years. The first two singles, Call
the Police and American Dream,
were released in May.
ring Pedro Pascal as DEA agent
Javier Peña, is out Friday on Netflix.
This season continues the war on
drugs in Colombia with a focus on
taking down the Cali cartel.
TV
REMEMBER: The day after the 20th
anniversary of Princess Diana’s
death, NBC has Diana, 7 Days,
a two-hour documentary that
examines the aftermath of her
death and a look at her legacy.
The special airs Friday at 8 ET/PT.
Dwayne
Johnson
and Zac
Efron save
the day.
FILM
CELEBRATE: Steven Spielberg’s
Close Encounters of the Third
Kind marks its 40th anniversary
this year, and the film is being
re-released in theaters Friday.
The classic UFO tale stars Richard
Dreyfuss, François Truffaut and
Teri Garr.
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PEDRO PASCAL BY JUAN PABLO GUTIERREZ, NETFLIX
Compiled by Mary Cadden
TONIGHT ON TV
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ABC
Bachelor in Paradise A virgin arrives with a date card; a blunt woman talks about
a lady. (N)
To Tell the Truth An arm wrestler and an Local Programs
ice carver. (N)
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Milo Ventimiglia.
CBS
Kevin Can Wait
Superior Donuts
A weekend getaway. Maya studies gang.
Scorpion Scientists caught in research
station.
Late Show
Stephen Colbert
Kelly Lawler
Fox
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So You Think You Can Dance The eight remaining participants demonstrate their
unique skills and talents. (N)
NBC
American Ninja Warrior Denver serves as the final destination before the national Midnight, Texas The search for a
Local Programs
finals. (N)
missing local girl. (N)
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
POV Three African-American boys come of age. (N)
HOOTEN & THE LADY
CW, 9 ET/PT
The adventurous and diverting
British import continues tonight.
Alex (Ophelia Lovibond) and
Hooten (Michael Landes) travel
to Cambodia in search of a rare
and priceless gem. Once there,
they attract the wrong kind of
attention from organized crime.
JOE ALBLAS, SKY PRODUCTIONS
Alex (Ophelia Lovibond) and Hooten
(Michael Landes) go treasure-hunting.
PREACHER
AMC, 9 ET/PT
As the second season of the
supernatural drama starts to
move toward a finale, there’s
trouble among the people closest
to Jesse (Dominic Cooper).
Tulip (Ruth Negga) and Cassidy
(Joseph Gilgun) begin to doubt
their overall mission. Cassidy also
has unsure feelings about Denis
(Ronald Guttman), and Tulip gets
some interesting advice about her
relationship with Jesse.
MICHELE K. SHORT, AMC
Uncertainty swirls around Jesse
(Dominic Cooper) on Preacher.
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
E!, 9 ET/PT
The 2006 comedy that had people realizing their
boss wasn’t
actually that
bad earned
Meryl Streep
one of her
many Oscar
nominations
and introduced
the wider world
20TH CENTURY FOX
to Emily Blunt.
Anne Hathaway is Miranda
(Meryl
Andy, an aspiring
Streep) is
journalist who takes the boss
a job as an assistant from hell.
for the editor of a
fashion magazine, not knowing
how difficult it would be. More
than a decade later, the film still
holds up as one of the smartest
and funniest films about postcollege life.
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Mom Violet contracts Life in Pieces
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Colleen’s problem.
Local Programs
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Jimmy Fallon
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Supergirl A large bounty.
Hooten & the Lady (N)
Criminal Minds BAU works with NSA.
Criminal Minds Medical experiments.
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Criminal Minds “Dirty Dozen.”
Criminal Minds Boston killer.
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio (N)
Sin senos sí hay paraíso (N)
El Señor de los Cielos (N)
Al rojo vivo (N)
Titulares y más
Enamorándome de Ramón
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Intervention
Intervention Returns to drugs. (N)
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Weather
WGN America
Escaping Polygamy Leader’s sons. (N)
The Murder of Laci Peterson
Chappie The world’s first sentient robot. Preacher Driving a wedge. (N)
Leah Remini (N)
Loaded Protecting the gang. (N)
Preacher Driving a wedge.
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier (N)
Alaska: The Last Frontier (N)
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Star Trek: Voyager Ancient probe.
Star Trek: Voyager Primitive tribe.
Star Trek: Voyager Difficult decision.
Star Trek: Voyager Racial prisoners.
Only for One Night A grieving young woman has a secret one-night stand with her brother-in-law. Brian White (2016)
Martin
Orange County Social (N)
Real Housewives of Orange County (N) The Real Housewives of Dallas (N)
What Happens
Real Housewives
King of the Hill
American Dad!
Cleveland Show
Family Guy
Family Guy
Last Man Standing
Along Came Polly Woman tries to liberate a cautious man. Ben Stiller (2004)
American Dad!
Bob’s Burgers
Bob’s Burgers
Martin
Along Came Polly Woman tries to liberate a cautious man.
Shark Tank Scholarship app.
Shark Tank Potty-training item.
American Greed: Scams (N)
American Greed: Scams
Anderson Cooper 360° (N)
CNN Special Report
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon (N)
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon (N)
South Park
South Park
South Park
Diesel Brothers: Trucked Out (N)
South Park
South Park
South Park
Daily Show (N)
Diesel Brothers Broke down in Utah. (N) Vegas Rat Rods (N)
Daily Show
Diesel Brothers Broke down in Utah.
Raven’s Home
Stuck in the Middle
Bizaardvark
Andi Mack
Liv and Maddie
K.C. Undercover
SpiderMan
Parker Plays
The IGN Show (N)
The Attack (N)
Play with Caution
Nintendo Summer Polaris Player
Heroes Global (N)
Pool Kings (N)
Pool Kings
Pool Kings
Pool Kings
Pool Kings
DIY Network Ultimate Retreat (N)
Bizaardvark
Pool Kings
Raven’s Home
Fashion Police Fashion and events. (N)
WAGS Miami Future relative.
WAGS Miami Darnell’s behavior.
E! News (N)
Diners, Drive-Ins
Diners, Drive-Ins
I Hart Food (N)
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Diners, Drive-Ins
Tucker Carlson Tonight (N)
The DUFF (2015)
Diners, Drive-Ins
The Five (N)
Diners, Drive-Ins
Hannity (N)
Tucker Carlson Tonight
The Break-Up After ending their relationship, two ex-lovers battle over their shared condo. (2006)
Despicable Me 2 Gru helps hunt down super-criminal. Steve Carell (2013)
The 700 Club
Despicable Me 2 Gru helps hunt down super-criminal. Steve Carell (2013)
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Family Feud
Family Feud
Family Feud
Family Feud
Family Feud
Family Feud
Cash Cab
Cash Cab
Last Man Standing
Last Man Standing
The Middle
The Middle
The Middle
The Middle
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Tiny Hunters
Tiny Hunters
Tiny House (N)
Tiny House (N)
House Hunters (N) International (N)
House Hunters
International
American Pickers Computer store.
American Pickers: Bonus Buys (N)
Pawn Stars (N)
Pawn Stars
Pawn Stars
Primetime Justice (N)
The Hunt with John Walsh
Something’s Killing Me
Forensic Files
Forensic Files
The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead
Gone A shocking truth is uncovered. (N)
The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead (N)
Manhunt: Unabomber
That ‘70s Show
That ‘70s Show
That ‘70s Show
That ‘70s Show
That ‘70s Show
Pawn Stars (N)
That ‘70s Show
The Sixth Sense A doctor tries to help a young boy who is visited by the spirits of the dead. Bruce Willis (1999)
That ‘70s Show
That ‘70s Show
Growing Up Supermodel
All in with Chris Hayes (N)
The Rachel Maddow Show (N)
2017 MTV Video Music Awards
Teen Mom 2 An ultimatum. (N)
Siesta Key Rumors spread. (N)
2017 MTV Video Music Awards
The Wild Atlantic Atlantic hurricanes.
The Wild Atlantic Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Shark Battleground: The Red Triangle
Superfish: Bluefin Tuna
The Incredible Dr. Pol: Deja Moo!
The Incredible Dr. Pol
When Nature Calls (N)
The Incredible Dr. Pol: Deja Moo!
The Thundermans
Full House
Full House
Friends
The Thundermans
Full House
Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (N) The 11th Hour with Brian Williams (N)
Full House
Friends
Dateline on OWN Quadruple murder.
Dateline on OWN Husband found dead. Dateline on OWN Covert espionage. (N) Dateline on OWN Quadruple murder.
Snapped Hunting trip death.
Snapped Delivery man killed.
Snapped Wife shoots husband.
It Takes a Killer (N) Snapped
You’ve Got Mail A woman begins an online romance with a man who hides his true identity. Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan (1998)
How It’s Made
How It’s Made
Space’s Deepest Secrets
Cops (N)
Gone: The Forgotten Women (N)
Cops
Vegas Vacation Vacation in Vegas goes downhill. Chevy Chase (1997)
The Planets
Cops
Cops
The Story Behind
How It’s Made
How It’s Made
Cops
Cops
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation A klutz plans a holiday celebration.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
Shooter A former Marine is framed for the assassination of an Ethiopian dignitary. Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña (2007)
Family Guy
Family Guy Griffins and Simpsons.
Family Guy
An Eye for an Eye Two men join forces for revenge. Robert Lansing (1966)
American Dad! (N) People of Earth (N) Conan Sarah Silverman.
Blazing Saddles A black worker becomes a town’s sheriff.
Princess Diana: Tragedy or Treason? (N) Drew Peterson: An American Murder Mystery Suspicious officer.
Pat Garrett (1973)
Drew Peterson: American Murder Mystery
Django Unchained A freed slave teams up with a dentist to free his wife from a slave owner. Jamie Foxx (2012) (7:15)
Will Drastic measures. (N)
Bizarre Foods
Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations
Bizarre Foods
Man v. Food (N)
Inside Jokes
Inside Jokes
Inside Jokes
M*A*S*H
Everybody Loves Raymond
Man v. Food (N)
Bizarre Foods
Bizarre Foods
Inside Jokes
Inside Jokes
Inside Jokes
Adam Ruins
Adam Ruins
Loves Raymond
Loves Raymond
Loves Raymond
King of Queens
King of Queens
Modern Family
Modern Family
WWE Monday Night Raw (Live)
Iron Resurrection 1964 Continental.
Iron Resurrection 1935 Chevrolet Master. Iron Resurrection 1970 Chevrolet C10.
Love & Hip Hop Hollywood (N)
Baller Wives Confrontation. (N)
Iron Resurrection 1964 Continental.
Love & Hip Hop Hollywood (N)
Baller Wives Confrontation.
30 for 30 A retrospective look at the life of basketball prospect Ben Wilson.
The Last Shot Rookies’ rise. (N)
Desus & Mero (N)
CSI: Miami Marine recruiter.
CSI: Miami Evidence ruined.
CSI: Miami Politician killed.
CSI: Miami Voodoo case.
Why Planes Crash Crash survivor.
Why Planes Crash Weather; visibility.
Top Ten Doomsday Disasters
Top Ten Weather Wonders
Desus & Mero
Inception Entering dreams and stealing ideas. Leonardo DiCaprio (2010) (7:00)
Inception Entering dreams and stealing ideas. Leonardo DiCaprio (2010)
Cinemax
From Hell A troubled detective investigates a series of grisly murders in the slums
of Whitechapel committed by the enigmatic Jack the Ripper. (2001)
The Mummy An Egyptian priest is mummified alive, and a team of archaeologists
revives him. Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz (1999) (10:05)
Encore
The Man with the Golden Gun 007 discovers he is a target for assassination while Outlander Claire and Geillis tried for
searching for a solar tool. Roger Moore, Christopher Lee (1974) (7:52)
witchcraft.
FXM
The Bourne Legacy Following the separation of Jason Bourne, another field agent escapes the termination
of more agents and sets out to expose the CIA’s crimes. Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz (2012)
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Garage Sale Mystery: A Case of Murder Three Bedrooms, One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery Librarian discovers Murder, She Wrote Murder in an Amish
(2017) (7:00)
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countryside.
HBO
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make them rulers, they discover it is in the possession of a young couple. Shia LaBeouf (2009)
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lives near Dice.
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Ray Donovan Mickey gets drawn into a
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Ray Donovan
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