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Politics eclipses Benghazi report
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Politics eclipses Benghazi report
Campaigns cloud findings on terrorist attack
that killed four Americans in 2012 in Libya
Paul Singer
@singernews
USA TODAY
“Fifty-six days,” Rep. Mike
Pompeo, R-Kan., intoned at a
news conference Tuesday to unveil a House committee
report on
NEWS
Benghazi. There is
ANALYSIS
no way to understand the government’s immediate
response to the attack Sept. 11, 2012, in Libya, Pompeo said, “without understanding
this took place 56 days before a
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IN NEWS
Bernie Sanders
ready for fight at
Dems’ convention
Vermont senator wants
party to be “progressive”
on trade, minimum
wage, climate change.
contested political election for
president.”
Almost the same could be said
of the report Pompeo and other
Republicans released. It can be
understood only in the context of
being released 132 days before
the 2016 presidential election.
Everything about the Select
Committee on Benghazi’s twoyear investigation has been political. Then-House speaker John
Boehner, R-Ohio, resisted creating such a committee until May
2015, when a conservative watchdog group uncovered a White
House memo suggesting officials
should stick to the story that the
Report:
Plans for
Clinton to
visit Libya
put lives
at risk
GOP report says
her planned trip
pressured diplomats to stay at
poorly guarded
post. IN NEWS
MICHAEL REYNOLDS, EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY
Chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi Trey
Gowdy, center, discusses the committee’s report on the attack
in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans.
attack grew out of a protest, not
planned terror activity. Boehner
said the fact that the administration had not provided that memo
to congressional investigators
proved a new committee was
needed. Seven Democrats voted
in favor of creating the Benghazi
committee, perhaps the last
shred of bipartisanship the process would see.
By the time the Benghazi committee was up and running, there
already had been seven congressional investigations, some of
which had been both bipartisan
and critical of the administration.
The Senate Intelligence Committee issued a bipartisan report
in January 2014 that concluded
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At least 30 people
were killed and 60 injured
Tuesday in an attack at Ataturk International Airport by
three suicide bombers who
blew themselves up, Istanbul
Gov. Vasip Sahin said.
After the blasts, panicked
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Two South African tourists,
Paul and Susie Roos, were at
the airport to fly home and
were shaken by what they
saw. “We came up from the
arrivals to the departures ...
when we heard these shots
going off,” Paul Roos told the
Associated Press. “There was
this guy going roaming
around, he was dressed in
black, and he had a handgun.”
Tuesday’s bombing is the
latest in a wave of terror at-
tacks in Turkey as the country grapples with a spillover
from the civil war raging in
neighboring Syria.
No group immediately
claimed responsibility for the
attack at Turkey’s largest airport — the third-busiest in
Europe. The government in
Ankara has blamed Islamic
State terrorists or Kurdish
separatists for recent attacks.
Turkish rescue services
gather outside Istanbul’s Ataturk
airport Tuesday. Explosions rocked
the airport in
an attack by
suicide
bombers.
Eversley reported from New York.
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Swiss reject Muslim girls who wouldn’t swim with boys
Helena Bachmann
Special for USA TODAY
In the latest move to
deny citizenship to those who
balk at Swiss culture, authorities
rejected the naturalization application of two Muslim girls who
refused to take school swimming
lessons because boys were
present.
The girls, ages 12 and 14, who
live in the northern city of Basel,
applied for Swiss citizenship several months ago, but their request was denied, Swiss news
media reported Tuesday.
The girls, whose names were
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not disclosed, said their religion
prevented them from participating in compulsory swimming lessons with males in the pool at
the same time. Their naturalization application was rejected because the sisters did not comply
with the school curriculum, Basel authorities said.
“Whoever doesn’t fulfill these
conditions violates the law and
therefore cannot be naturalized,”
Stefan Wehrle, president of the
naturalization committee, told
TV station SRF on Tuesday.
The case shows how those
who don’t follow Swiss rules and
customs won’t become citizens,
even if they have lived in the
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Italian — and are gainfully
employed.
In April, members of an immigrant family in the Basel area
were denied citizenship because
they wore sweatpants around
town and did not greet passersby
— a sure sign they were not sufficiently assimilated, the naturalization board claimed.
Another recent case sparked
widespread outrage in Switzerland when two Muslim brothers
refused to shake hands with
their female teacher, also citing
religious restrictions.
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VOICES
That day I became a Democratic stooge
Paul Singer
@singernews
USA TODAY
The House Democrats’ anti-gun sit-in last week
included one of the more embarrassing moments of my journalism career.
The Democrats had grabbed
the House floor for what
amounted to an impromptu 25hour filibuster to protest the unwillingness of Republican leadership to call a vote on gun control
legislation.
This was a new and unusual
tactic, and nobody had any idea
how it was going to end. The
House doesn’t have a filibuster,
so it doesn’t have a way to end
one. That makes it newsworthy.
As the protest dragged on
through the day Wednesday, the
rows of stools in the press gallery
— up above the House floor —
usually nearly empty during
House business, had become full.
This had become a full-blown
Event, and more than two dozen
reporters sat in the gallery documenting it.
At around 9 p.m., as they girded for House Republicans to return and attempt to re-establish
control of the floor, the Democrats pumped up their energy.
They congratulated each other
and cheered. The partisans who
had packed the public visitors’
gallery cheered with them — a
no-no when the House is in session. Visitors are supposed to sit
quietly, but by this hour, many of
the rules of the House floor had
long since been thrown out the
window.
WASHINGTON
JACK GRUBER, USA TODAY
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi leads representatives down the steps of the U.S. Capitol
after Democrats ended their sit-in on the floor of the House on Thursday.
The lawmakers then turned to
the galleries and thanked the visitors for their support, and everybody cheered some more.
That was another no-no — lawmakers are prohibited from acknowledging the galleries from
the floor.
Then, my moment of shame:
Someone on the floor called out
thanks to the press, saying our
reporting had spread the word
and fueled their protest. The
100-or-so members of Congress
on the floor and the several hundred partisans in the gallery
cheered for us.
My colleagues and I were
mortified.
We are not in this business to
help anybody, only to report the
We certainly do
not want credit
for helping
Democrats
perpetrate what
Republicans
correctly labeled
a “stunt.”
story. We certainly do not want
credit for helping Democrats
perpetrate what Republicans
correctly labeled a “stunt.”
Make no mistake: This was a
stunt. It was a brazen attempt to
make headlines and draw attention to an issue, not an attempt
to legislate. Democrats sent
fundraising emails, citing the sitin as a reason to donate, which
raises some questions about
whether they violated House
rules against using the chamber
for political purposes.
To be fair, when Republicans
voted more than 50 times to repeal Obamacare, that was a
“stunt,” too. And of course, they
sent fundraising appeals every
time. Congress legislates less and
less, and much of what it does
nowadays is a stunt. Lawmakers
play to the audience, and as reporters, we are the conduit to
that audience. We cover these
things even when they are theater because it is still news that
this is how they use their time.
The fact is, though reporters
are much prouder of being labeled the enemy, much of the
time we have a symbiotic relationship with politicians. They
want to get their message out, we
want to get the story out. Nearly
every week, I get an email from a
congressional office offering me
an exclusive on (whatever topic),
an offer that generally means I
will be exclusively writing the
version of the story that politician wants to tell. They use us,
and we are willingly used, and we
know that.
But having a hundred Democrats look up to our gallery and
cheer, publicly crediting us for
promoting their stunt, was embarrassing. I wanted to shout,
“I’m not on your side!” Of course,
I didn’t. They suspended their
rules, but I did not suspend
mine.
I don’t like being used, manipulated for a stunt, made to be a
stage manager for political theater. And I am pretty sure my colleagues felt the same way
because I haven’t seen anyone
write about the fact that the lawmakers gathered on the House
floor thanked the press for making their stunt go viral that day.
As much as I hate to help anybody, I have to confess here: I
helped the Democrats tell the
world they were protesting on
the House floor, even though I
knew they had no chance of
passing legislation or changing
government policy.
But what was I to do? It was
new, it was interesting, and it
was news. I did what my job tells
me to do.
But please — don’t thank me.
Singer is USA TODAY’s Washington
correspondent.
‘Brexit’ leaders’ promises Obama: No need for
reduced to ‘possibilities’ ‘hysteria’ over UK
President doubts
withdrawal will
trigger cataclysm
‘Leave’ faction may
not be able to deliver,
even in victory
Gregory Korte
Kim Hjelmgaard
@gregorykorte
USA TODAY
@khjelmgaard
USA TODAY
Days after the United Kingdom
voted to leave the European
Union, the victorious “leave”
campaign is backpedaling on its
pledges to reduce immigration
and increase public spending
with money that goes to the EU.
Ian Duncan Smith, a former
leader of the ruling Conservative
Party and a strong supporter of
breaking away from the 28-nation bloc, said many of the promises were “just a series of
possibilities.”
Thursday’s 52% to 48% vote to
depart the EU roiled financial
markets, triggered an unprecedented constitutional crisis that
may lead to the breakup of the
U.K., prompted “remain” backer
Prime Minister David Cameron
to resign and left the opposition
Labour Party in shambles.
The national referendum pitted one half of the country
against the other in a caustic and
emotional debate that shows no
sign of abating soon.
Here are three key commitments the “leave” camp may not
be able to deliver:
MILLIONS FOR HEALTH
“Leave” leaders Boris Johnson
and Michael Gove spent weeks
touring the country in a campaign bus with a slogan emblazoned on its side: “We send the
EU £350 million a week, let’s
fund our NHS instead. Vote
Leave.” The NHS, or National
Health Service, is publicly funded.
Hours after the outcome of the
vote became clear Friday morning, U.K. Independence Party
chief Nigel Farage, an anti-immigration “leave” backer, said he
couldn’t promise the money
would be spent on the NHS, “and
I never would have made that
claim.”
Smith said no guarantee had
been made that the money would
be spent on the NHS.
CUT IMMIGRATION
The “leave” side said it wanted to
stop an influx of EU nationals
coming to the U.K. as part of the
alliance’s laws that allow free
movement of labor within mem-
AFP/GETTY IMAGES
U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage attends a session
at the European Union’s headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday.
ber nations. The number of EU
immigrants is 10 times what it
was 20 years ago.
The “leave” camp said reducing immigration would be impossible if the U.K. remained a
member of the EU.
“Politicians repeatedly (promised) that they could cut immigration to the tens of thousands
and then ... throw their hands up
in the air and say there’s nothing
we can do because Brussels has
taken away our control of immigration,” Johnson said in late
May when immigration figures
showed that 270,000 EU citizens
emigrated to the U.K. last year.
A day after the vote, Daniel
Hannan, a Conservative Party
politician and a European Parliament member, told BBC television that the U.K. should remain
“If people
watching think
that they have
voted and there is
now going to be
zero immigration
from the EU, they
are going to be
disappointed.”
Daniel Hannan, Conservative Party
within the EU’s European Economic Area or single market.
The single market allows EU
countries (plus non-members
Iceland, Switzerland and Norway) to trade with one another
without tariffs.
The EU said access to the single market can be secured only in
return for free movement of labor. So EU nationals would be
able to immigrate to the U.K.
anyway.
“If people watching think that
they have voted and there is now
going to be zero immigration
from the EU, they are going to be
disappointed,” Hannan said.
THE TURKS ARE COMING
Gove said during the referendum
campaign that immigration to the
U.K. would worsen when Turkey
and other countries on Europe’s
southeastern perimeter, such as
Albania and Macedonia, join the
EU.
Claims were made that Turkey’s population of 75 million
could flood the U.K. with criminals. “Many of these countries
have high crime rates, problems
with gangs and terror cells, as
well as challenging levels of poverty,” Armed Forces Minister
Penny Mordaunt, a “leave” supporter, said in May.
It’s not clear whether Turkey
will ever join the EU. It first applied in 1987 and started accession talks only in 2005. In the 11
years it has been involved in
those talks, it has met only one of
35 membership requirements.
Prospects that Turkey might
be closer to joining the EU
emerged this spring under an
agreement in which Turkey
agreed to take migrants from the
Middle East and North Africa trying to enter Europe in exchange
for an EU vow to accelerate the
process for admitting Turkey.
That agreement may have
helped the “leave” camp by
heightening fears before the vote
about a wave of Turks entering
the U.K. Any EU member can veto a prospective applicant, so the
U.K. could have blocked Turkey’s
membership if its citizens voted
to stay in the union.
WASHINGTON President Obama
cautioned against “hysteria” over
the United Kingdom’s vote to
leave the European Union last
week, saying all of Europe needs
to take a breath and reassess how
to preserve national identity
while taking advantage of political and economic integration.
“I think that the best way to
think about this is, a pause button
has been pressed on the project
of full European integration,”
Obama told National Public
Radio in an interview broadcast Tuesday. “I
don’t anticipate
that there’s going to be major
cataclysmic
changes as a reAP
sult of this.”
President
Obama’s reObama
marks on the
Brexit were his
most extensive since Britons voted last Thursday to leave the
union of 28 countries that it
joined in 1973. The resulting financial uncertainty shaved more
than $1 trillion out of stock markets and sent the British pound
plummeting against the dollar.
Obama noted that the U.K.
long ago opted out of the euro,
the common currency that forms
the basis of the monetary union,
and will remain a member of
NATO. In that way, he said, the
U.K. will become more like Norway — very involved in Europe
and the world but not through
the EU.
“I would not overstate it.
There’s been a little bit of hysteria, post-Brexit vote, as if somehow NATO’s gone and the
trans-Atlantic alliance is dissolving and every country is rushing
off to its own corner. And that’s
not what’s happening,” Obama
said. “What’s happening is you
had a European project that was
probably moving faster and without as much consensus as it
should have.”
The White House is not calling
for a do-over on the referendum,
nor is it encouraging Scotland to
leave the United Kingdom in an
effort to keep its ties to the EU.
“I think that the
best way to think
about this is, a
pause button has
been pressed on
the project of full
European
integration.”
President Obama
“The United States view was
then, and continues to be, that a
united U.K. is in the best interests
of the United States,” White
House spokesman Josh Earnest
said Tuesday. “It makes them a
better partner, and allows them
to make a better contribution to
the NATO alliance that is the bedrock of our national security.”
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
Trump targets globalization and trade
Assails Clinton,
China and ‘failed
policies’ for job losses
num — on U.S. road, bridge, and
construction projects, employing
only American workers.
Trump attacked Clinton and
her husband, former president
Bill Clinton, for past support of
trade deals, including TPP.
Hillary Clinton says she now
opposes the Pacific Rim trade
agreement and other “bad trade
deals” that are hurting U.S. workers. Pledging to appoint a “trade
prosecutor” during a speech in
Ohio this week, Clinton vowed to
go after “unfair trade practices
like when China dumps cheap
steel in our markets.”
A prominent Clinton supporter — Sen. Sherrod Brown of
Ohio — called Trump a hypocrite,
saying he has benefited from
trade deals that have helped him
sponsor clothing lines made in
other countries. Brown said
Trump has “high-priced accountants” who are “cashing checks
from products that he’s had manufactured in other countries.”
David Jackson
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USA TODAY
MONESSEN, PA .
While attacking
Hillary Clinton and other career
politicians, Donald Trump took
aim Tuesday at two other prominent election targets: globalization and free trade.
“Globalization has made the financial elite who donate to politicians very, very wealthy ... but it
has left millions of our workers
with nothing but poverty and
heartache,” Trump said during a
speech targeting free trade in a
nearly shuttered former steel
town in Pennsylvania.
In a speech devoted to what he
called “How to Make America
Wealthy Again,” Trump offered a
series of familiar plans designed
to deal with what he called “failed
trade policies” — including rejection of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with Pacific
Rim nations and renegotiation of
the North American Free Trade
Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico, withdrawing from
it if necessary.
The presumptive Republican
presidential nominee also said he
would pursue bilateral trade
agreements rather than multinational deals.
Trump’s plans also would target one specific economic competitor: China. He vowed to label
China a currency manipulator,
bring it before the World Trade
Organization and consider slapping tariffs on Chinese imports
coming into the U.S.
Clinton and other politicians,
meanwhile, “watched on the sidelines as our jobs vanished and our
communities were plunged into
depression-level unemployment,”
Trump said in a dusty old aluminum plant in Monessen, part of
what was once known as “The
Steel Valley” along the Monongahela River.
Echoing his mantra of “America First,” Trump vowed to use
only American steel — and alumi-
JEFF SWENSEN, GETTY IMAGES
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump outlined his trade policy at the
Alumisource plant Tuesday in Monessen, Pa. His speech targeted China and Hillary Clinton.
SANDERS READY TO TAKE A STAND
TO PUSH FOR ‘PROGRESSIVE’ PLATFORM
Nicole Gaudiano
USA TODAY
WASHINGTON Sen. Bernie Sanders says he is prepared for a floor
fight at the Democratic National
Convention in Philadelphia if the
party doesn’t take more “progressive” stances on trade, the
EPA
Bernie
Sanders
minimum wage, climate change
and other issues in its platform.
The Vermont senator told
USA TODAY that there are “a lot
of very good and progressive”
provisions in the document approved Saturday in St. Louis by
the 15-member Platform Drafting Committee, which includes
supporters of Sanders and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
But Sanders and his supporters will work with labor, environmental and
rights
human
groups to call
for
amendments when
the draft goes
to the full
187-member Plat-
form Committee for final
approval in Orlando July 8 and 9.
If he doesn’t succeed there, Sanders said he will have the votes to
bring amendments to the convention floor.
He acknowledged it would be
easier if his changes were adopted
in Orlando. A floor fight at the
convention could prolong it.
“The middle class of this country has been in decline for 40
years and we need to make it
clear that we stand with working
families in this country and we
are prepared to take on powerful
special interests,” he said. “That is
what the Democratic Party has
got to stand for.”
Sanders has said he will vote
for Clinton, but he hasn’t endorsed her or conceded his bid
for the Democratic nomination.
Trump vowed
to label China
a currency
manipulator,
bring it before
the World Trade
Organization and
slap tariffs on
Chinese imports
into the U.S.
During his speech in a warehouse stacked with aluminum
parts, Trump said Clinton came
out against the Trans-Pacific
Partnership only “when she saw
my stance,” and predicted that
she would still sign the trade pact
if elected to office. “Her whole career, she has betrayed the American worker,” he said.
Analysts said that Trump tends
to ignore the benefits of a globalized economy, including easier
and increased movement of
goods and services across borders
that leads to greater selection and
cheaper prices for consumers.
Contributing: Deirdre Shesgreen
IN BRIEF
LABOR PROTESTS ERUPT IN PARIS
THOMAS SAMSON, AFP/GETTY IMAGES
French police detain a man Tuesday during a demonstration in
Paris. Unions have called for protests in opposition to labor
policies that make it easier to hire and fire workers.
RECORD TRAVEL PROJECTED
FOR JULY FOURTH HOLIDAY
The lowest gas prices in a decade will fuel a record number of
Independence Day holiday motorists, putting millions more behind the wheel than on Memorial
Day, according to AAA.
Nearly 43 million Americans
will travel from June 30 through
July 4, which would set a record
for the holiday weekend and
amount to 5 million more travelers than the Memorial Day holiday, according to AAA.
The average gallon of gas now
costs $2.31, down 47 cents from a
year ago and the lowest price for
the holiday weekend since 2005.
The decrease comes as drivers
have already saved $20 billion on
gasoline this year compared with
2015, according to AAA.
More than 36 million people,
or 84%, will drive to their destinations this year, an increase of
1.2% over last year, according to
AAA. About 3.3 million will fly, up
— Bart Jansen
2.2%.
SENATE BLOCKS $1.1B BILL
TO FIGHT ZIKA VIRUS
The Senate on Tuesday
blocked a $1.1 billion bill to combat the Zika virus, giving Congress just two weeks to try to
reach a new deal before lawmakers leave for a seven-week recess
in the midst of mosquito season
and a growing public health crisis.
Senators voted 52-48 to advance the bill, falling eight votes
short of the 60 needed. Senate
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., immediately made a
motion to reconsider the vote,
raising the possibility of another
vote on the same bill next week.
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the
No. 2 Republican in the Senate,
warned before the vote that there
would be no negotiations on a
new Zika bill if the legislation
failed Tuesday. But Sen. Charles
Schumer, D-N.Y., predicted that
Republican leaders would relent
and return to the negotiating table at the last minute to seek a
compromise rather than go home
for the summer with nothing to
show their constituents.
— Erin Kelly
SCOTLAND FARM HOLDS
ANCIENT SILVER HOARD
A farm field in northeastern
Scotland has yielded a dazzling
harvest of silver left at a prehistoric stone circle more than a
thousand years ago. Scientists
were studying the site, called
Gaulcross, where 19th-century
farm workers dug up a cache that
has since been scattered.
“We hoped we might find the
odd fragment,” said archaeologist
Gordon Noble. “I don’t think we
really expected in our wildest
dreams to find more than 100
pieces of silver.”
— Traci Watson
U.S. NAVY VIA GETTY IMAGES
The USS John C. Stennis, left, with the carrier USS Ronald Reagan, will participate in the Rim of
the Pacific war games, after recently completing a three-month patrol of the South China Sea.
War games in Pacific bring
together U.S., China warships
Kirk Spitzer
USA TODAY
TOKYO Warships from a record
26 nations — including the United States and China — converge
near Hawaii this week for a fiveweek series of exercises to promote international security,
goodwill and cooperation on the
high seas.
Well, good luck with that.
The Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) war games will take place
amid increasing tension and
competition in waters of the AsiaPacific region and will include
warships from at least seven nations with competing claims or
interests in the region.
China will take part in the
RIMPAC exercise, held every two
years, for just the second time.
Some lawmakers and the U.S.
defense community have called
for the invitation to be withdrawn
because of China’s island-building in the South China Sea.
China has claimed sole ownership over virtually all of that key
waterway, through which passes
an estimated $5 trillion in annual
trade. In just the past two years,
China has built at least seven
landfill islands in the South China
Sea, including some with military-grade runways, deep-water
ports and extensive land facilities.
The U.S. does not support individual sovereignty claims, yet the
Obama administration has expressed concern that China could
use the islands to restrict air and
sea navigation. China has promised not to do that.
The aircraft carrier USS John
C. Stennis recently completed a
three-month patrol through the
South China Sea, during which it
was tailed by Chinese warships.
Although the ships did not interfere with the Stennis’ operations, Chinese authorities refused
permission for the Stennis and its
escort ships to make a routine
port call in Hong Kong.
RIMPAC is the largest naval
exercise in the world. This year’s
event is Thursday through Aug. 4
and will include first-timers Germany, Italy and Denmark.
Altogether, 45 ships, five submarines, 200 aircraft and 25,000
personnel will take part in the
event, which will include training
in surface warfare, air- and missile-defense, amphibious operations and other maritime skills.
China’s contingent will be one
of the largest with five vessels, including a hospital ship.
By law, the U.S. military is not
permitted to provide or engage in
combat-related training with
China’s military.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter
has defended the decision to invite China to the exercise. Participation in RIMPAC contributes to
“relationships that are critical to
ensuring the safety and security
and peace of the region’s sea
lanes,” he said in a speech this
year.
Several Chinese ships took
part in RIMPAC in 2014 without
incident. But this year’s event
could reflect growing tensions.
Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines also will be at RIMPAC,
and each has claims with China in
the South China Sea. An international tribunal is expected to rule
soon on a legal challenge brought
by the Philippines against China’s
claims. The ruling could come
during RIMPAC and China already has promised to ignore it.
4A NEWS
USA TODAY
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
STATE-BY-STATE
News from across the USA
ALABAMA Birmingham: The
Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified Dexter Leon Armstrong, 54, who had a long history
of burglary convictions, as the
man found stuck and decaying in
the burglar bars of a downtown
business, AL.com reported.
ALASKA Ninilchik: This year’s
Salmonfest, a three-day weekend
festival featuring food, crafts, art,
brews and a four-stage extravaganza that includes more than 50
acts, will run Aug. 5-7, according
to the Juneau Empire.
ARIZONA Mesa: Voters will be
asked Nov. 8 to approve a 0.4%
sales tax hike that could generate
more than $38 million a year to
meet growing public safety and
higher education demands, The
Arizona Republic reported. The
measure would boost the city
sales tax rate from 1.75% to
2.15%.
ARKANSAS Hot Springs: The
National Park Service turned to
goats to help rid Hot Springs
National Park of invasive plants
growing in areas where herbicides can’t be used. Hot Springs
National Park will employ a herd
of goats to manage invasive plant
services for five weeks.
Men help in push for rape kit testing
Lauren Pankin
A community of men and
women has united to help get
tested thousands of rape kits
left unprocessed in Detroit.
The 100 Black Men of Greater Detroit were among those
who came together Tuesday in
Harmonie Park with the African American 490 Challenge
and the Michigan Women’s
Foundation to pledge support
in a campaign to fund testing of
a backlog of rape kits in Wayne
County.
The men are motivated by
the phrase “Enough SAID,”
which means Enough Sexual
Assault In Detroit.
Wayne County Prosecutor
Kym Worthy, Michigan Women’s Foundation Chief Community Engagement Officer Peg
Tallet and campaign organizer
Kim Trent are spearheading
the 490 Challenge campaign,
which derives its name from
the $490 cost to investigate a
rape kit.
“Anytime a woman faces or
goes through anything as horrific as rape they expect the law
to be behind them, I am behind
those women,” Worthy said.
The 490 Challenge campaign
runs through December. The
goal: raising $657,090. So far,
10,000 rape kits have been tested; 1,341 await attention.
65-year-old hiker missing for
more than a week in central Idaho, KTVB-TV reported.
will occupy a two-building structure when it moves its $250 million headquarters to the West
Side in the spring of 2018, the
Chicago Tribune reported.
COLORADO Aurora: A federal
INDIANA Indianapolis: The
CONNECTICUT Hartford: The
Department of Consumer Protection said the number of patients
in Connecticut receiving medical
marijuana treatment has grown
from 2,000 a few years ago to
11,000, The New Haven Register
reported.
DELAWARE Newark: University
of Delaware officials are considering moving spring break to coincide with other local schools. A
visiting Skidmore College student
fell to his death at a St. Patrick’s
Day party this spring and students from other colleges on
break are known to come to UD
for its St. Patrick’s parties.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: AAA
Mid-Atlantic predicted a record
number of area residents would
embark on Independence Day
trips this year, benefiting from
the long weekend and lower gas
prices, The Washington Post
reported.
FLORIDA Orlan-
do: Nine extra
days have been
added to the 21st
annual Epcot
International
Food & Wine
Festival, which
runs Sept. 14Nov. 14, Florida
Today reported.
That means 62
days will be devoted to food and
beverages from around the world.
ABC’s daytime cooking and variety show “The Chew” will tape
before a live audience Oct. 5-7.
GEORGIA Atlanta: City Coun-
cilman Michael Julian Bond faces
300 civil charges of violating state
campaign finance laws — and a
$58,000 fine if found guilty, The
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
reported.
HAWAII Iwilei: The old Malihini
Sportswear building is being
converted into the state’s first full
service hygiene center for the
homeless, Hawaii News Now
reported.
IDAHO Atlanta: Authorities
called off the main search for a
ILLINOIS Chicago: McDonald’s
SOUTH CAROLINA Bluffton:
REGINA H. BOONE
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, left, speaks with
Roderick Rickman, campaign chair of the 490 Challenge, at
Harmonie Park in Detroit on Tuesday.
The 490 Challenge is partnered and supported by
churches, sororities, businesses
and companies. Donations have
contributed to the arrests of
756 rapists, more than 50 of
whom raped 10-15 times, Worthy said.
“This issue is important to
me because 81% of rape victims
in Detroit are black women,”
Trent said. “We need the support of black men in the
community.”
Campaign Chair Rod Rickgetting stuck in the mud in a
cove. It was taken to a laboratory
where biologists will assess its
condition and determine if it
needs any medical treatment.
MICHIGAN Detroit: Authorities
say the Detroit fire department
responded to a string of 17 suspected arson fires that burned
over a roughly 12-hour period,
the Detroit Free Press reported.
city is home to 2% of the coolest
neighborhoods in North America
according to a new survey from
real estate services firm Cushman
& Wakefield, The Indianapolis
Star reported. Both Fletcher
Place/Virginia Avenue and Massachussetts Avene made the list
of 100.
Lindholm House, designed by
famed architect Frank Lloyd
Wright, has been deconstructed
and will be reassembled in Acme,
Pa., the Pioneer Press reported. A
conservancy group will open the
home to the public.
IOWA Delhi: Officials have
MISSISSIPPI Jackson: The city
closed the floodgates to start
refilling Lake Delhi, following six
years and $16 million in work to
restore the lake after its destruction in the 2010 floods, the Dubuque Telegraph Herald reported.
KANSAS Assaria: Authorities
are investigating the death of a
57-year-old as a homicide, KAKETV reported.
KENTUCKY Brooksville: A
Northern Kentucky teenager is
recovering after he was bitten by
a rabid fox last week. James Alford told WLEX-TV the animal
was hiding under a truck when it
latched itself onto his wrist. Alford told the station the worst
part of the ordeal was not the bite
but the extremely painful shots
that followed.
MINNESOTA Cloquet: The R.W.
has agreed to settle a federal
class-action lawsuit by ending the
practice of jailing indigent people
who can’t pay fines and fees in
misdemeanor cases, The ClarionLedger reported.
MISSOURI Ballwin: Authorities
are urging visitors to Castlewood
State Park to avoid swimming
after two teenagers drowned
there. KTVI-TV reported that
signs warn people not to swim in
that area of the Meramec River,
where the topography under the
water is erratic with sudden
drop-offs.
land: Maine
police say a
study of fatal
motorcycle
crashes in the
state last year showed that most
happened during the day and
involved speed or alcohol. Maine
State Police put together a study
group to review the 32 motorcycle deaths that happened in the
state in 2015.
MONTANA Drummond: The
Montana Department of Transportation is considering a
$1.5 million fencing project to
funnel roaming elk under Interstate 90 at existing underpasses in the 8-mile stretch between
here and Jens, the Missoulian
reported. MDT Director Mike
Tooley says the fencing project
would serve as both a safety measure and interstate maintenance.
MARYLAND Salisbury: A 6-
NEBRASKA Omaha: The Uni-
MASSACHUSETTS Freetown:
Officials say a dolphin was rescued from the Assonet River after
approved the expense at the
recommendation of its Capital
Funding Protection Committee.
NEW HAMPSHIRE Tilton: Au-
thorities say a woman was hospitalized after her kayak tipped
over in the Winnipesaukee River,
WMUR-TV reported.
NEW JERSEY Highlands: The
borough clerk and her deputy
both fell 20 feet through an attic
floor in the old Highlands Municipal Building while retrieving
files, Asbury Park Press reported.
The building was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy and
officials have been working in
temporary trailers.
NEW MEXICO Albuquerque: A
woman has pleaded not guilty to
setting fire to the Desert Sands
Motel, which was featured in the
2007 movie No Country for Old
Men, KRQE-TV reported.
NEW YORK Buffalo: The Buffalo
Lighthouse Association helped
install a new lens and relight the
historic beacon for the first time
in more than a century, wgrz.com
reported. The lighthouse, built in
1833, is no longer an aid to navigation and was saved from demolition in the 1960s when the
Buffalo River was widened.
NORTH CAROLINA Vass: The
Highway Patrol investigated after
a police officer was hurt when his
police cruiser rolled over several
times while on a call.
Adam Hamm, North Dakota’s
insurance commissioner, says
damage claims from a
storm last week in the
area total more than
$39 million so far.
Metropolitan Expressway Commission is preparing to refocus
on a toll road
loop around
the city, The
Advocate reported.
year-old boy was taken to the
hospital after he was found floating in a creek Monday near the
Wicomico County Tourist Information Center, The Daily
Times reported. Maryland State
Police said the boy was part of a
group of children from Dove
Pointe, a facility that helps people
with disabilities.
man, who is chairman and CEO
of Rickman Enterprise Group,
said that with six sisters and
three daughters, he is angry
that rape persists in Detroit.
He said he not only wants to
fix the immediate problem of
the unprocessed rape kits, but
the long-term issue of rape
culture.
“Women have been taking
care of us all our lives,” Rickman said. “It is our social, moral and ethical responsibility to
protect them and our children.”
NORTH DAKOTA Bismarck:
LOUISIANA Lafayette: The
MAINE Port-
Police say they’ve arrested a man
who fatally shot his 42-year-old
girlfriend with a crossbow.
WCAU-TV reports police say they
had been called to the home in
the past for domestic incidents.
RHODE ISLAND Providence:
Police are searching for the suspects who caused more than
$1,000 worth of damage to five
tulip trees at a high school.
WJAR-TV reported that the
12-foot-tall trees were planted
at Mount Pleasant High School
about three weeks ago by the
Rhode Island Tree Council.
Detroit Free Press
CALIFORNIA Ventura: A pipeline leak dumped more than
29,000 gallons of crude oil into
Prince Barranca gorge, but the oil
did not reach the beach, the Los
Angeles Times reported.
judge on Friday dismissed a consolidated group of lawsuits
brought against Cinemark, the
owner of the Colorado movie
theater where a gunman killed 12
people and wounded 70 others in
2012, The Aurora Sentinel reported.
PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia:
HIGHLIGHT: MICHIGAN
versity of Nebraska has received a
$2.2 million grant to establish
bachelor’s degree programs at
Kabul University and Balkh University in Afghanistan, the Omaha World-Herald reported.
NEVADA Reno: The Washoe
County School District is spending $700,000 on designs for a
22-classroom addition to Damonte Ranch High School, the
Reno Gazette-Journal reported.
The school board unanimously
OHIO Cleveland: A
9-year-old giraffe at the
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo died
from an acute and untreatable
urinary condition, Cleveland.com
reported.
The $45 million Bluffton Parkway flyover is scheduled to open
to traffic July 15 after more than a
decade of planning, The Island
Packet reported. The project is
expected to cut the daily traffic of
roughly 53,000 vehicles on U.S.
278 near the Hilton Head Island
bridges by about 25%.
SOUTH DAKOTA Sioux Falls:
Egg production is down in the
state. The Agriculture Department reported that there were
52 million eggs in May, down
from 57 million in 2015.
TENNESSEE Newport: Authori-
ties say a 36-year-old man died in
a motorcycle crash following a
police chase in Cocke County, the
Knoxville News Sentinel reported.
TEXAS Zapata: Search crews
recovered the body of a 5-yearold boy who went missing after
he fell into Falcon Lake when the
inflatable raft he was on flipped
over, the Laredo Morning Times
reported.
UTAH Salt Lake City: Gov. Herbert is calling for harsher penalties for anyone caught flying a
drone over a wildfire after one
unmanned aircraft forced firefighters to ground their aircraft
last week, KUTV reported.
VERMONT Jay: Jay Peak’s iconic
aerial tram started spinning on
Saturday and will run as a scenic
attraction through the summer
seven days a week, Burlington
Free Press reported.
VIRGINIA Richmond: Daniel
Radcliffe, the actor we know best
as Harry Potter, told Thrillist he
ate “the perfect meal” at Buckhead’s Chophouse, the Richmond
Times-Dispatch reported.
WASHINGTON Seattle: Pas-
sengers were delayed but no
one was injured after the locomotive on an Amtrak train derailed.
The Seattle Times reported that
the locomotive on train 502
heading from Portland to Seattle
with 235 passengers lost contact
with the rails at about 12:05 p.m.
Sunday.
WEST VIRGINIA Huntington:
Former Marshall All-American
and 2012 Philadelphia Eagles
draft pick Vinny Curry is giving
$200,000 to the Big Green Scholarship Foundation.
WISCONSIN Green Bay:
Former DARE volunteer Early R.
Fuller, 51, of Howard, pleaded no
contest to theft, becoming the
second person convicted in the
theft from the drug-use prevention program. Authorities said
Fuller and Kevin Vanden Heuvel
devised multiple ways to skim
money from parking fees for a lot
they operated on DARE’s behalf
during Green Bay Packers games,
Green Bay Press-Gazette reported.
OKLAHOMA Tulsa: Michael
Chase Morris, 54, who was described by a prosecutor as a
“white-collar sociopath” was
sentenced to a 78-month prison
term Monday after pleading
guilty earlier to fraud-related
charges linked to a check-kiting
scheme and a house-flipping
business he operated, Tulsa
World reported. Friends, family
members and former business
associates all asked that Morris
be given the maximum prison
term and then some.
OREGON Salem: Gun sales in
Oregon increased in the days
after the mass shooting in Orlando, the Statesman Journal reported. Police data shows that 573
guns were sold June 12, the day of
the shooting but just five days
later 1,364 guns were sold in a
single day.
WYOMING Sundance: Fire-
fighters have mostly contained a
wildfire east of the Keyhole Reservoir, authorities said. On Monday, all evacuation orders were
lifted.
Compiled by Tim Wendel, with Jonathan Briggs, Carolyn Cerbin, Linda
Dono, Mike Gottschamer, Ben Sheffler,
Michael B. Smith, Nichelle Smith, Matt
Young and Andria Yu. Design by Mallory Redinger. Graphics by Alejandro
Gonzalez.
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USA TODAY
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
THE BATTLE OVER BENGHAZI
NRA backs
Trump in ad
campaign
$2M will fuel group’s
first campaign in
2016 presidential race
Donovan Slack
@donovanslack
USA TODAY
The National Rifle Association’s political arm is launching
its first ad campaign of the 2016
presidential race, in which a survivor of the terror attack in Ben-
ghazi, Libya, urges viewers to vote
for Donald Trump.
The ad, which the NRA Political Victory Fund backed with
more than $2 million, is one of
the larger expenditures by an outside group on behalf of the presumptive Republican nominee.
The 30-second spot, titled
“Stop Clinton, Vote Trump,” features Mark Geist, a Marine Corps
veteran and security contractor
who fought the assault on the U.S.
mission in Benghazi in 2012 that
claimed four American lives, in-
The NRA Political Victory
Fund runs advertising that
supports Donald Trump.
cluding that of Ambassador
Christopher Stevens.
“A lot of people say they’re not
going to vote this November because their candidate didn’t win.
Well, I know some people who
won’t be voting this year either,”
Geist says as he walks through a
military cemetery in the ad. “Hillary as president? No thanks. I
served in Benghazi. My friends
didn’t make it. They did their
part. Do yours.”
The ad will air on national cable and on broadcast channels in
the battleground states of Colorado, Ohio, Nevada, Florida, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
The campaign comes as Clinton has been vastly outspending
Trump and pummeling him on
air for weeks. The Wesleyan
Media Project estimated a few
weeks ago that her camp had run
105,000 ads, compared with
33,000 run by Trump.
At the same time, his standing
in national polls has slipped from
a virtual tie with Clinton in late
May to trailing her by 7 points,
on average, according to
RealClearPolitics.
Tuesday, House Republicans
released the results of their twoyear investigation of the attack in
Libya.
Clinton said Tuesday, “No one
has thought more about or lost
more sleep over the lives that we
lost, the four Americans, which
was devastating.”
She noted that she called for an
independent investigation and
that improvements have been
made to ensure a similar attack
doesn’t happen.
“I think it’s pretty clear it’s
time to move on,” she said.
In the heat of a presidential
election, that seems doubtful. A
recent NBC News/Wall Street
Journal poll showed Trump leading Clinton in a few issue areas,
including terrorism and homeland security, which respondents
said he would handle better by
44%-39%.
Geist, who co-authored the
book 13 Hours: The Inside
Account of What Really Happened
In Benghazi, endorsed Trump
in February, saying he believes
“under President Trump, many
conflicts will be avoided because
our enemies will fear the United
States and our military.”
The NRA and its affiliated
groups spent $13.6 million in
the 2012 presidential race,
according to the Center for Responsive Politics. They could
spend significantly more this
election.
GOP blames politics in Benghazi attack
Report says
bureaucratic delays
led to failure to
protect Americans
Mary Troyan
USA TODAY
WASHINGTON House Republicans say that despite stonewalling
by the Obama administration
they were able to conclude a twoyear investigation into the 2012
terror attacks in Benghazi with
an 800-page report that blames
politically motivated bureaucratic delays for failing to prevent or
stop the deadly attacks that
claimed four American lives.
The highly anticipated report
adds new detail to the findings of
seven previous congressional inquiries and is expected to be used
by Republicans to question Hillary Clinton’s leadership as the fall
presidential campaign heats up.
Clinton, who was secretary of
State when Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others
were killed on Sept. 11, 2012, was
planning to visit Libya later that
year, which pressured diplomats
to stay at the poorly guarded,
temporary outpost despite deteriorating security in the region,
according to the report.
The Republicans said “despite
President Obama and Secretary
of Defense Leon Panetta’s clear
orders to deploy military assets,
nothing was sent to Benghazi,
and nothing was en route to Libya at the time the last two Americans were killed almost 8 hours
after the attacks began.”
Republicans highlighted a teleconference meeting a few hours
after the attacks began as a turning point in the U.S. response.
They say actions taken after that
meeting, in which Clinton participated, only delayed the deployof
military
forces.
ment
Communications afterward referenced the need to get clearance
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Consulate compound in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012.
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the attacks were preventable,
security at the facility was insufficient, and intelligence reports
gave too much weight to the
theory that the attacks were
part of an organic protest.
The Senate Homeland Security Committee issued a bipartisan report two years earlier
concluding the State Department failed to provide adequate
security for the facility and intelligence agencies misunderstood threats on the ground.
This was not those reports.
Democrats and Republicans
feuded throughout about who
could call witnesses, who would
be included in witness interviews and what documents or
people should be subpoenaed.
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., famously said
By the time the
Benghazi committee
was up and running,
there already had
been seven investigations.
the Benghazi committee helped
drag down Hillary Clinton’s poll
numbers.
The two sides issued competing reports 24 hours apart, neither having shown their version
to the other. The Republican
version had a few new details
about the events and rafts of
blame for why there were not
more details. Clinton and the
Obama administration stonewalled, the Republicans said,
delaying the report by months.
Committee members Pompeo
and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio,
issued a proposed addition to
the report accusing the administration of trying to undercut
the investigation, because the
White House did not want to
admit it knew all along the Benghazi attack was planned by
radical Islamic extremists.
The Democratic report released Monday somehow got in
23 references to Donald Trump,
the presumptive Republican
presidential nominee. This is
largely because the Democratic
report was not about the events
surrounding the Benghazi attack but the events surrounding
the committee investigating the
Benghazi attack.
As a result of all this, there is
plenty of material for two political parties to get what they
want: talking points they can
carry into the election season
bashing the opposing party for
putting propaganda over truth.
from various countries to deploy
military resources for a rescue,
according to the GOP report.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., a former prosecutor and chairman of
the committee, urged Americans
to “read this report for themselves, look at the evidence we
have collected, and reach their
own conclusions.”
“We expect our government to
make every effort to save the lives
of Americans who serve in harm’s
way. That did not happen in Benghazi,” said Rep. Mike Pompeo, RKan., a member of the special
committee. “Politics were put
ahead of the lives of Americans,
and while the administration had
made excuses and blamed the
challenges posed by time and distance, the truth is that they did
not try.”
Democrats on the panel, led by
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.,
have repeatedly accused the Republicans of using the investigation and numerous previous
committee probes to try to embarrass Clinton and damage her
chances of becoming president.
They released their own minority
report a day ahead of the Republicans, contending the report absolves Clinton of blame in the
terror attacks.
In a statement, Clinton’s campaign spokesman Brian Fallon
said the House investigation, after spending more than $7 million, did not find anything to
contradict
the
conclusions
reached by previous congressional committees.
“This report just confirms
what Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and even one of Trey
Gowdy’s own former staffers admitted months ago: This committee’s chief goal is to politicize the
deaths of four brave Americans in
order to try to attack the Obama
administration and hurt Hillary
Clinton’s campaign,” Fallon said.
Contributing: Paul Singer and Gregory
Korte, USA TODAY, and Craig Gilbert,
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Incarceration capital prepares for more Medicaid
Louisiana expansion
will allow ex-inmates
to continue treatment
dents describe prison and
re-entry as psychologically crushing for most people. Without access to health care when they
leave prison, it’s often a matter of
time until many return. The imJayne O’Donnell
minent expansion at least gives
@jayneodonnell
many hope they can get some
USA TODAY
help for problems that helped
send them to prison in the first
place.
NEW ORLEANS In the state that
imprisons more of its citizens per
“It’s unconscionable to just
capita than any other, the long- drop them off at a Greyhound bus
awaited launch of expanded Me- station,” says physician and Louidicaid coverage July 1 will give siana Secretary of Health Rebekthose leaving prison a
ah Gee. “They’re just
chance to at least congoing to come right back.”
tinue what many deWithout Democratic
scribe
Gov. John Bel Edwards’
as
spotty
treatment for the condecision to extend Mediditions that plagued
caid benefits to everyone
them behind bars.
below 138% of the federal
These include Dolfipoverty limit, only the
nette Martin, who has
rare person leaving prison
been out of prison for
in the Deep South had
four years with no
health care. They had to
health coverage or Rebekah Gee either have a job that ofmedications to control
fered benefits they could
her bipolar disorder, and Maryam afford or earn more than $33,000
Henderson-Uloho, who spent for a family of four and be able to
more than 12 years in prison, and afford it with the subsidies availwho says she and other inmates able on the federal insurance
seldom sought medical treatment exchange.
because prison officials would
Those earning less than that
write them up for “malingering” relied on emergency rooms or a
when they did.
network of sliding-scale clinics
Both women and other former- that have long waits and few prely incarcerated Louisiana resi- scription options.
PHOTOS BY JAYNE O'DONNELL, USA TODAY
Maryam Henderson-Uloho,
who served more than 12
years in prison, started a thrift
store after her release. It employs and benefits people
who were incarcerated.
Dolfinette Martin was released four years ago from
prison where she was treated
for her bi-polar disorder, but
she hasn’t been able to afford treatment since then.
Gee met with Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc about
post-prison health care the day
before Edwards held the first
meeting of his new prison policy
group June 17. Expanding Medicaid was Edwards’ first official action, and he said he’s determined
to shed the distinction of being
the incarceration capital of the
industrialized world while he’s in
office.
President Obama made access
to health care for those leaving
prison a priority in April when he
clarified that Medicaid coverage
was available to those living in
halfway houses and encouraged
states to help enroll prisoners for
Medicaid.
As welcome as Louisiana’s expansion is to patients and hospitals, questions remain as to how
the cash-starved state will pull
this off. The state Legislature
wouldn’t approve even a dollar of
funding for Medicaid enrollment,
so Edwards isn’t sure how he will
raise reimbursement for doctors
to get them to take new patients.
And there will be no shortage of
patients as even without funding,
state officials signed up about
225,000 people as of Friday.
Although Edwards distinguishes himself in the Deep South for
expanding Medicaid, his state
shares the poverty and poor
health of his neighboring states.
Along with incarceration, Louisiana has the highest rate of obesity
and is among the worst for every
other poor-health measure in the
USA.
The 2016 Global Nutrition Report says it costs a household
with one obese person 8% more
for health care a year.
When families don’t have money to pay for insurance or health
care, it’s the hospitals — and ultimately taxpayers — who pick up
the tab.
Newfound Medicaid coverage
is certainly not a panacea for all
that ails Louisiana’s poor. Martin,
who works as lead organizer for
the non-profit Voice of the Ex-offender (VOTE), describes a “deep
untouchable hurt” facing women
in prison.
A former crack addict, Martin
says she self-medicated to treat
her depression and stole to fund
her habit.
Health Secretary Gee says
Medicaid expansion and the
state’s new goal of “treating mental illness and addiction rather
than incarcerating” those who
suffer from either combine to
make it “a new day.”
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Do you think abortion should
be legal under any circumstances?
The Supreme Court struck
down restrictions on Texas
clinics and doctors that had
created roadblocks for women,
giving abortion rights advocates hope of reversing similar
laws in other states.
have complications that may
require hospitalization. In
other medical fields when
surgery is done on an outpatient, the doctor has hospital-admitance privileges and if
a complication arises, he can
transport that patient to the
hospital.
Why do women think that a
surgical treatment with no
backup is a good idea? I bet
that none of the Supreme
Court judges would have been
supporting this if a loved one
bled out while having an abortion because the doctor
couldn't get that person to a
hospital for advanced support.
Tell me again why abortion
clinics should be operating
below the standard of care of
the medical profession? Why
standards of infection and
sterilization control aren't
being followed? And why
nobody is concerned about
the risks for these women who
choose this surgical
treatment?
I would also wonder if in
the signed consent form the
women are told of the risks of
abortion, that they are in an
outpatient facility and that, if
a problem should arise, they
will have no hospital backup?
In my opinion some of the
abortion clinics that these
women go to are no better
than the back-alley abortions
that they complain they would
be forced to go back to.
53%
How sick is our society where
we have our high courts siding
with butchering babies? Undue
burden on women? Those aren’t
women, the females who feel
fine with killing innocent
children.
29%
16%
Patricia Murphy
I’m thrilled with the ruling.
Proudly pro-choice. We live in a
secular nation, not one where
religious beliefs trump everything else.
Abortion is a surgical
procedure that can
Always
illegal
Sometimes
legal
Always
legal
SOURCE CNN/ORC Poll conducted March 17-20
of 1,001 adults. Margin of error is ± 3 percentage
points.
FRANK POMPA, USA TODAY
Jim Michaud
Over 54 million babies murdered in the U.S. since 1973 and
counting. By far our biggest
national disgrace. When a
women is pregnant, it’s not just
her body anymore. It’s her body
and the baby’s body.
The decision is made. Time to
move on. If you don’t want to
have an abortion, then don’t.
But your beliefs have no place in
telling others what to do.
Bruce Mort
Sal Maggiore
It seems one group of people
just will not stop trying to force
their beliefs on another group,
usually in the name of religion.
How does requiring an outpatient surgical procedure to be
held to outpatient surgical procedure standards deny women
from getting treatment? The
court just proved it will do anything to keep abortion legal,
including a blatant disregard
for patient safety.
Jason Russell
POLICING THE USA
POLICING.USATODAY.COM
Abortion is not murder. Calling it such justifies the nuts with
guns who actually do murder
living, breathing people. Stop
the incendiary language and
mind your own — reproductive —
business.
What has your experience
with law enforcement been?
Submit videos or photos on
Twitter using #policingtheusa,
call 540-739-2928 or email
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House members can’t
agree on Benghazi
After conflicting reports from
House Democrats and Republicans on Hillary Clinton’s role
in Benghazi, our followers
shared their thoughts.
Big waste of time and money. Blame the perpetrators
for the evil done that day
and move on.
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The heaviest
hailstone ever
measured was
2.25 pounds,
which fell in
Bangladesh
in 1986.
@yoktomqueegee
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91
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Salem
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I think it’s unfortunate that
politics play a role in this.
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98
San Francisco
Billings
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Reno
99
97
Carson City
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North Platte
Cheyenne
84
Palm Springs
89
110
San Diego
Albuquerque
105
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El Paso
Anchorage
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69
97
92
Juneau
96
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87
86
Shreveport
95
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93
Atlanta
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89
Houston
93
Tallahassee
84
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Orleans
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87
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r Rain
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Albany, N.Y.
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Amarillo, Texas
Anaheim, Calif.
Anchorage, Alaska
Aspen, Colo.
Atlantic City, N.J.
Augusta, Ga.
Austin, Texas
Bakersfield, Calif.
Baton Rouge, La.
Billings, Mont.
Birmingham, Ala.
Bismarck, N.D.
Boise, Idaho
Buffalo, N.Y.
Burlington, Vt.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Charleston, S.C.
Charleston, W.Va.
Cheyenne, Wyo.
76/53s
79/58pc
92/69t
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THURSDAY
89
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89
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90
90
80s
Miami
89
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PHILADELPHIA
PHOENIX
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FRI
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AQI Good
pc Partly cloudy
Hartford, Conn.
Indianapolis
Islip, N.Y.
Jackson, Miss.
Jacksonville, Fla.
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Laredo, Texas
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Milwaukee
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WED
HONOLULU
DETROIT
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AQI Good
ORLANDO
NEW YORK
w Windy
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Colorado Springs
Columbia, S.C.
Columbus, Ohio
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.
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Fresno, Calif.
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Green Bay, Wis.
Greensboro, N.C.
Greenville, S.C.
Harrisburg, Pa.
DALLAS
CHICAGO
CHARLOTTE
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AQI Good
30s
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91
Air quality index (AQI)
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MIAMI
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88
94
DOYLE RICE AND KARL GELLES
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Brownsville
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83
Tampa
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91
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85
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92
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85
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90
86
80
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Charlotte
Nashville
75
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85
76
Montgomery
San Antonio
Honolulu
66
Austin
93
79
Knoxville
92
92
Ice/mix
Bangor
New York
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83
Cincinnati
Birmingham
Little Rock
Dallas
93
Hawaii
90
95
Lubbock
81
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Tulsa
92
92
Phoenix
80
Oklahoma
City
Louisville
Snow
Hartford
79
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78
78
81 84
88
77
Columbus
Indianapolis
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Wichita
92
88
77
79
79
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Flagstaff
78
80
74
Albany
Cleveland
79
Chicago
76
Detroit
Lansing
Kansas City Springfield
Dodge City
Los Angeles
78
78
Rain
Augusta
Montpelier
Buffalo
81 80
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Des Moines
Topeka
87
78
77
76
81
T-storms
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Grand
Milwaukee Rapids
Sioux Falls
81
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Aspen
81
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83
102
Las Vegas
108
85
86
98
St. George
+tax
fees
77
74
Mpls-St. Paul
84
Pierre
Casper
Salt Lake City
94
71
83
85
Elko
Fargo
Note: For contiguous
48 states through
4 p.m. ET yesterday
Marquette
78
Rapid City
Idaho Falls Jackson
Hole
Fairbanks
THU
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PRECIPITATION FORECAST
COLDEST: 32°
Dillon, Colo.
Duluth
82
89
88
99
Burns
Alaska
T-storm
87/71
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HOW OFTEN DOES LIGHTNING
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100 times each second.
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YESTERDAY’S EXTREMES
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Portland
Fresno
WED
The very fact that there are
separate, partisan reports undermines the legitimacy of Congress and its “investigations” into
this matter.
I think Clinton is guilty of
gross negligence and lied
about it after the fact. Her
lack of leadership was
proven.
HOTTEST: 113°
Needles, Calif.
80
Olympia
On this date in 1931, Florida’s
all-time record high
temperature of 109 degrees
was set in Monticello.
Partly
sunny
91/71
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Bryce, Zion, Sedona, Monument Valley
2-nts Grand Canyon • 2-nts Zion Park
1-800-CARAVAN
Seattle
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A hatchet job intentionally
dragged out into the summer of
an election year. The GOP never
worried about finding the truth or
getting justice — it only wanted to
have more darts to throw at
Clinton.
Democrats will say anything
to maintain Clinton’s political viability because it
means power for them.
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It’s interesting how Democrats
were able to completely dismiss
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OPINION
TODAY’S DEBATE POLITICAL CORRUPTION
Our view
Justices give sleazy pols
a get-out-of-jail free card
Opposing view
‘Clear and correct’
on corruption
Politicians who lack an ethical
compass just got permission from
the Supreme Court to push the
envelope on sleazy actions a little
further. In vacating the conviction of former Virginia governor
Bob McDonnell on corruption
charges, the court made it more
difficult for federal prosecutors to
secure bribery convictions.
The court’s action underscores
the need for criminal statutes to
be clear so everybody, including
public officials, knows when they
cross the line into illegality. And
federal prosecutors should not
overreach, as the court found
they had in the McDonnell case,
referring to the government’s
“boundless interpretation of the
federal bribery statute.”
The unanimous ruling leaves
more room for public officials to
act in ways that ordinary citizens
find crooked but which have too
often become business as usual
from city halls to governors’ mansions to the U.S. Capitol.
There was no question that
McDonnell, once a rising Republican star, and his wife took
$175,000 worth of gifts and loans
from a Virginia businessman, including wedding catering, a New
York shopping spree and a Rolex.
There was no question the episode was, as the court put it, “tawdry.”
The question was whether the
actions McDonnell took — contacting state officials on the busi-
Jay Sekulow
Michael Wear
H
illary Clinton has a
choice to make in her
campaign
against
Donald Trump. He is a
candidate so profoundly distasteful to such a broad swath of the
American electorate that many
liberals believe this election offers an opportunity to run to the
hard left, and claim the greatest
liberal mandate for a Democrat in
the White House in almost a century.
Their argument is that Hillary
can take advantage of the decay
and collapse of the Republican
Party. For the first time in the
modern era, an unabashedly, unreservedly liberal campaign could
win a significant majority of the
popular vote.
That possibility was on display
Monday as Clinton campaigned
with Massachusetts Democratic
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, viewed by
many as a progressive champion
and a possible Clinton running
mate.
However, the power of Senator
Warren’s leadership is not in her
willingness to fight for an ideology, but in her willingness to fight
for her constituents. This is a distinction that should not be
missed by the Clinton campaign.
JIM LO SCALZO EPA
Former Virginia Governor
Bob McDonnell.
nessman's behalf, arranging
meetings, hosting a party at the
governor’s mansion — amounted
to “official acts.” The court ruled
they did not, saying such a broad
definition would criminalize routine help officials give constituents and supporters.
We’d bet few constituents can
lavish such gifts on office-holders
or get parties hosted at the governor’s mansion, which is why
counting such conduct as “legal”
sounds absurd to ordinary citizens. But that is now the law of
the land, and it could impact such
high-profile cases as last week's
conviction on bribery and other
charges of Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-
Pa., or the upcoming prosecution
of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.,
accused of using his office to benefit a Florida eye doctor in exchange for more than $1 million
in gifts and campaign donations.
So what’s to be done?
Congress could amend federal
corruption laws to more broadly
define which acts are “official”
and would trigger prosecution.
But voters shouldn’t hold their
breath waiting for 535 politicians
to make it easier to prosecute
themselves.
A faster and easier way to combat sleaze is to change state ethics
laws to ban, or place strict dollar
limits on, gifts to elected officials.
Virginia had no dollar limit on
gifts when McDonnell was governor. Nor did about a dozen other
states. As of 2013, Virginia and
more than 30 other states failed
to require reporting of gifts to
spouses or children, a loophole
big enough to drive a Lexus
through. After the McDonnell
scandal erupted, Virginia adopted
strict new limits on gifts to government officials.
Many public officials, of course,
have their own standards of ethical behavior. So the preferred solution is to elect more men and
women who don’t need a law to
tell them that Rolexes, personal
loans and golf outings from businessmen on the make should be
shunned, even if they don’t violate a particular federal law.
CLINTON’S
LIBERAL
TEMPTATION
Will she use Trump’s unpopularity to
bridge our political divides or to
advance a polarizing agenda?
FAR-LEFT MANDATE
Seeking such a far-left mandate is
a mistake. The real opportunity
for Clinton — what should really
tempt her — is the chance to
emerge as a unifying political figure after a career as an embattled,
divisive player on the national
stage.
Hillary has the capacity to lead
in this way. Her 2000 and 2006
campaigns for U.S. Senate in New
York presented her as deeply
pragmatic, interested in results
and committed to bridging divides. She won these races by
large margins, her victory in 2006
even greater than in 2000.
In the Senate, she was known
for working closely with Republican lawmakers to get things done
for her constituents. She reached
out to pro-life Americans.
She traveled the country with
then-Sen. Sam Brownback to
raise awareness of the tragedy of
human trafficking before it was
the popular justice issue it is today.
She was a quietly devoted
member of a prayer group for
members of Congress, where during one meeting Brownback was
prompted to apologize to Clinton
directly for his unkind comments
about her in the 1990s.
The real opportunity Trump
offers is for Clinton to reach out
to discouraged, disempowered
members of the conservative establishment and key Republican
ANDREW HARNIK AP
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Denver
on June 28, 2016.
constituencies — like evangelicals
— who have a true crisis of conscience regarding Donald Trump.
These voters and opinion-makers are more open to outreach
from a Democrat than ever before. Clinton’s speech in San Diego earlier this month showed a
willingness to reach toward the
center on foreign policy, but she
can do this in other areas as well.
COSTLY CULTURE WAR
As a longtime advocate for families and children, few are better
positioned to advance a truly profamily economic agenda than
Hillary. She can also reject our
corrosive zero-sum politics
around social issues — a brand of
politics that she was on the losing
end of for so much of her career
— and embrace LGBT rights and
religious freedom, both reproductive choice and abortion
reduction.
She has worked to bridge political divides before in her career,
but that was when it was an electoral necessity. That wouldn’t be
the case today. Now, it would be
an act of statesmanship.
CHOOSING DIVISION
When left-leaning special interest
groups and liberal ideologues argue that Trump’s candidacy presents an opportunity to ignore
those who disagree with them,
they are also arguing to further
deepen our nation's growing and
destructive polarization. Hillary
has the opportunity to turn our
nation from the politics of division and conflict that has defined
so much of her career — for legitimate reasons or not.
Whether that is something Hillary wants is another question.
But it must be tempting.
Michael Wear directed faith
outreach for the 2012 Obama
campaign and served in the White
House office of faith-based initiatives. He is author of the forthcoming Reclaiming Hope: Lessons
Learned in the Obama White
House About the Future of Faith
in America.
In a unanimous decision, the
Supreme Court vacated the
conviction of former Virginia
governor Bob McDonnell and
slapped down yet another executive power grab — this time
checking the power of arbitrary
federal prosecution.
The issue in the case was
whether Gov. McDonnell undertook an “official act” by, for
example, “calling an official,”
“setting up a meeting,” or
“hosting an event” for a donor.
As the high court recognized,
“conscientious public officials
arrange meetings for constituents, contact other officials on
their behalf, and include them
in events all the time.” This
kind of interaction is not corruption but rather a protected
feature of a system of elected
representative governance.
There is no doubt the federal
government has an interest in
prosecuting officials for actual
corruption. But here, just as we
argued in our amicus brief, the
government’s “unlimited” and
“standardless” position transgressed protected political interaction, due process and
federalism — and was more
than any justice could bear.
Properly drawing the line
between genuine quid pro quo
corruption and things like “setting up meetings” is key. There
was no forbidden quid pro quo
in this case. And while some
contend the jury was able to
tell that Gov. McDonnell
“crossed the line,” the “line”
presented to the jury was
wrong: The jury should have
been instructed “that merely
arranging a meeting or hosting
an event to discuss a matter
does not count as a decision or
action on that matter.”
So, an official crosses the line
by deciding, agreeing to decide,
or pressuring others to decide a
question in exchange for a gift.
The high court was both clear
and correct that hosting events
is not enough, and the government’s own witnesses testified
that Gov. McDonnell “asked
them to attend a meeting, not
that he expected them to do
anything other than that.”
In the end, this case was
about a brazen, overreaching
Obama Justice Department
and whether the government
may arbitrarily prosecute an
official for granting mere access to financial supporters.
According to the Constitution,
and a unanimous Supreme
Court, the answer is “No.”
Jay Sekulow is chief counsel
of the Washington-based American Center for Law and Justice.
Keep the Ex-Im Bank
in a coma, for now
Andy Koenig
Ronald Reagan once quipped
that a government bureau is the
“nearest thing to eternal life we’ll
ever see.” Congress proved him
right in December when it resurrected the Export-Import Bank
of the United States, an agency
that doles out corporate welfare
to exporters.
Yet while this New Deal-era
federal agency may have cheated
death, it now finds itself paralyzed. The question is whether Congress will do the right thing and
leave it on life-support.
The bank, which has handed
out more than $200 billion in
taxpayer-backed financing to private companies in the past decade, has lacked a quorum on its
five-member board of directors
since it was reauthorized late last
year. This prevents it from approving transactions larger than
$10 million, effectively limiting
its activity to small businesses.
That shouldn’t be a problem,
judging by the rhetoric of Ex-Im
Bank officials, allies and beneficiaries. Throughout 2015 — when
the bank was under siege by a
small group of principled congressional Republicans — its
backers routinely claimed that
the Ex-Im Bank exists to help
small businesses export their
products. Its CEO, Fred Hochberg, said “the most important
thing we do is … support the small
businesses.” Similarly, President
Obama declared the bank “helps
small businesses go global.”
These sentiments were echoed
by countless trade associations,
lobbyists, politicians and others
who wanted to convince Congress that a vote against the ExIm Bank was a vote against the tiny engines of America’s economy.
But now big businesses complain that the Ex-Im Bank can’t
approve their transactions. That’s
because all the talk about small
businesses was a ruse.
The Ex-Im Bank’s primary
beneficiaries are multi-national
companies, often with multi-billion dollar revenue streams. Over
75% of its financing in 2015 benefited large firms. Keep in mind
that the Ex-Im Bank defines
“small businesses” as having up
to 1,500 employees or up to $21.5
million in revenue. In 2013, a
mere 10 businesses benefited
from just under two-thirds of the
bank’s financing, including major
companies such as General Electric, Bechtel, and Caterpillar. One
company — Boeing — accounted
for almost one of every three dollars authorized by the bank.
The $10 million transaction
cap dramatically curtails these
businesses’ ability to co-opt the
taxpayer into subsidizing their
profits. So the big businesses that
lobbied so vigorously for the ExIm Bank’s reauthorization have
been largely cut off from the taxpayer trough. They’re now trying
to convince the Senate to move
forward with Obama’s two nominees so the bank can go back to
business as usual.
Lawmakers should stand
strong as the lobbying campaign
begins to ramp up. They already
gave in once, last year, after the
Ex-Im Bank’s supporters successfully convinced Congress that
small businesses needed the bank
in order to flourish. Now those
claims have been unmasked as a
cover for the big businesses that
want to profit at the public’s
expense.
Andy Koenig is senior policy advisor at Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce.
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Clinton unveils her
technology agenda
And the praise
is rolling in
from Silicon
Valley,
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How VW’s deal
will affect you
ANDREW HARNIK, AP
We answer your
biggest questions, 2B
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ECONOMIC GROWTH REVISED
UP TO 1.1% IN FIRST QUARTER
The economy limped along in
the first quarter but at a faster
pace than previously estimated,
with stronger exports nudging
up growth. GDP grew at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of
1.1%, up from the 0.8% estimated,
the Commerce Department said
Tuesday. Economists expected a
revision to 1%. The weak growth is
expected to do little to alter the
view of Fed officials hesitant to
raise interest rates.
Impact of ‘Brexit’ on U.S.
economy likely modest
British decision
to exit EU leaves
winners, losers
AMAZON’S EASY-ORDER
DASH PROGRAM GROWS
Amazon confirmed Tuesday it is
expanding its Dash program to
150 brands overall, including
Campbell’s Soup, Pepperidge
Farm and Trident. When users
run out of an item, they press the
button to automatically order
more from Amazon. The buttons
cost $4.99, which is credited back
after your first order.
Paul Davidson
@Pdavidsonusat
USA TODAY
DOW TO CUT 2,500 JOBS
AFTER CORNING DEAL
Dow Chemical plans to shed
2,500 jobs after acquiring full
ownership of joint venture Dow
Corning. The cuts represent 4% of
its global workforce. Midland,
Mich.-based Dow said Tuesday it
expects to save $400 million in
annual costs, up from a previous
estimate of $300 million, because of the deal. Dow shares
fell 2% on Tuesday to $48.50.
“I don’t think
it’s a big
deal for the
U.S. unless
the (European
Union)
splinters.”
DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVG.
17,400
17,350
269.48
Mark Zandi,
chief economist
of Moody’s Analytics
17,300
17,250
4:00 p.m.
17,410
17,200
17,150
9:30 a.m.
17,140
TUESDAY MARKETS
CLOSE
CHG
4,691.87
2,036.09
1.47%
$47.85
$1.1049
102.79
x 97.42
x 35.55
x
0.03
x
1.52
x 0.0044
x
0.82
INDEX
Nasdaq composite
S&P 500
T-note, 10-year yield
Oil, light sweet crude
Euro (dollars per euro)
Yen per dollar
SOURCES USA TODAY RESEARCH, MARKETWATCH.COM
uUSA MARKETS, 4B
USA SNAPSHOTS
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Outliving savings
in retirement
While two-thirds believe
there is some chance they’ll
outlive their savings,
14%
think the chance
is 100%.
SOURCE Northwestern Mutual 2016 Planning
& Progress Study of 2,646 adults
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MARKET SHOCK AFTER U.K. VOTE
NOT AS BAD AS YOU MAY THINK
Adam Shell
@adamshell
USA TODAY
Not every market shock spells
long-term doom for stocks.
When it comes to financial
shocks, most trigger swift and violent market reactions but turn
out to be short-lived. Then
there’s megashocks — like the
fall of Wall Street firm Lehman
Brothers in 2008 or the techstock wreck in 2000 — which
spark market earthquakes that
lead to bear markets and long
recoveries.
So where does the “Brexit”
vote shocker rate in the pecking
order of past Wall Street
implosions?
For now, most Wall Street
pros say the political and economic fallout spawned by Brexit,
or Britain’s vote to exit the European Union, fits into the category of a more typical market
shock. While serious and still potentially destabilizing given all
the unknowns, markets can
bounce back from Brexit. It
doesn’t appear to be the type of
sinister knock-out punch investors have been fearing.
“I don’t think this is the big
one,” says Sam Stovall, U.S. equity strategist at S&P Global Market Intelligence.
The market’s move Tuesday
suggests Stovall might be right.
The Dow Jones industrial average rallied nearly 270 points —
after a nearly 875-point drop the
past two trading sessions. The
broad Standard & Poor’s 500 index surged 1.8% after a 5.3%
drop Friday and Monday.
Stovall doesn’t expect U.S.
consumers to cut back on car or
home purchases due to what’s
going on in Britain and Europe.
He also doesn’t see an expected
recession in the U.K. throwing
the U.S. into recession. And unlike 2008, he says, there is little
fear that the financial system
will collapse.
Still, some say investors
should not rule out more pain.
“We think this negative market
event has legs,” says Phil Orlando, chief equity strategist at Federated Investors.
STOCKS AND SHOCKS
The “Brexit”-driven stock
market slide is in line with
recent shock events. S&P 500
performance:
Day 1 loss
Total loss
-3.6%
-5.3%1
“Brexit”
leave vote
June 24, 2016
-2.1%
-2.6%
“Grexit”
referendum
June 29, 2015
-2.3%
Boston Marathon
bombing
April 15, 2013
-3.0%
-6.7%
-6.7%
-3.2%
-4.7%
-4.7%
-46.0%
USA AAA-rating
downgrade
Aug. 5, 2011
“Flash Crash”
May 6, 2010
Lehman Bros.
bankruptcy Sept. 15, 2008
1 – 2-day loss ending 6/27/16
SOURCE S&P Capital IQ
FRANK POMPA, USA TODAY
The U.S. economy will likely
take a modest hit from the United
Kingdom’s vote last week to leave
the European Union, but the episode is expected to produce some
winners as well as losers.
The market turbulence set off
by the referendum is prompting
some businesses to rethink hiring
and investment plans. And manufacturers that were starting to
stabilize after a prolonged slump
face a new potential setback. But
homebuyers may be dealt a favorable drop in mortgage rates, while
U.S. business and property owners welcome a possible fresh
stream of foreign investment diverted from the U.K.
Overall, the negatives are expected to outweigh the positives.
High Frequency Economics has
trimmed its estimate for U.S. economic growth in the second half
of 2016 to 2.3% from 2.5%. Goldman Sachs has cut its second-half
forecast to 2% from 2.25%.
Yet the fallout from the socalled “Brexit” is a moving target.
Stocks pared their losses Tuesday, though the Standard & Poor’s
500 remains nearly 4% off its
pre-Brexit level and further turmoil may await.
“I don’t think it’s a big deal for
the U.S. unless the (European
Union) splinters,” says Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s
Analytics.
Zandi notes the nearly doubledigit stock sell-off early in the
year, triggered by China’s slowdown, was far more significant.
Here’s a breakdown of some
losers and winners:
LOSERS
uManufacturers. U.S. factories
have been taking it on the chin
for nearly two years with weakness abroad and a strong dollar
hobbling their exports and low oil
prices damping orders for the
steel pipes used by drillers. Since
January, the dollar has weakened
while oil prices have risen, helping the sector regain its footing.
Since the vote, however, oil
prices have dipped and the dollar
has risen as much as 4% against a
basket of currencies. “We were
starting to see some signs of stability,” says Chad Moutray, chief
economist of the National Association of Manufacturers. “This is a
fly in the ointment.”
The U.K. accounts for only 4%
of U.S. exports and 0.5% of U.S.
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Lending Club names new CEO, cuts 179 jobs
Company says improper loans extended to former chief’s family
Mike Snider
@mikesnider
USA TODAY
Lending Club named a new
CEO in a bid to restore confidence in the troubled peer-topeer banking alternative under
investigation for improper loan
practices — activities it now says
extended to the family of founder and former CEO Renaud
Laplanche.
The San Francisco-based
company also will cut 179 jobs.
Shares, trampled in the wake of
the company’s disclosure in
early May it had sold $22
ing, which had been
million in loans to an inpostponed from earlier
stitutional investor that
in the month.
The company took
didn’t meet the buyer’s
stated criteria, rose 7%
that action after the
Justice
Department
to $4.60 Tuesday.
began an investigation
Scott Sanborn, who
has been with Lending
into the improper loan
Club for six years, had
sale.
LENDING CLUB
Lending Club’s dismost recently been acting CEO. He previously New CEO
closure of that loan,
was Lending Club’s chief Scott Sanborn which it said was sold
operations officer, and
to an investor even
he helped steer the company to- though staff knew it didn’t meet
ward its 2014 IPO.
the investor’s request, led to the
His naming to the post Tues- resignation of Laplanche. Tuesday comes on the day of Lending day, the company said its interClub’s annual shareholder meet- nal probe also found 32 loans,
amounting to about $722,800,
made in December 2009, issued
to Laplanche and three family
members made to help increase
reported loan volume.
Founded in 2007, Lending
Club has handled about $19 billion in loans via its online peerto-peer model, matching borrowers with loans financed by
investors. It was the golden
standard for a new breed of financial tech disruptors that
aimed to overtake traditional financing mechanisms using elements of the sharing economy.
The company last month
warned the probes might knock
investor confidence, curtailing
new business. Tuesday, it said
lower loan volumes in the Aprilto-June time period led to the
staff reductions, which amount
to about 12% of its employees,
the company says. It forecast
second-quarter loan originations to be one-third lower than
in the first quarter of the year.
Lending Club has made several changes to improve fund governance
and
is
offering
incentives to attract investors, it
says.
BTIG Equity Research analyst Mark Palmer expects the
stock, which has lost more than
half of its value this year, to rebound. He reiterated a “buy”
recommendation and $9 target
price.
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What Volkswagen’s settlement means to you
Chris Woodyard
and Nathan Bomey
@ChrisWoodyard, @NathanBomey
USA TODAY
For owners of about 475,000
Volkswagen and Audi vehicles
with 2-liter diesel engines, a
$14.7 billion
settlement
announced Tuesday in a case involving VW’s admissions of cheating
on emissions tests is going to have
huge implications.
“We’re getting VW’s polluting
vehicles off the road, and we’re reducing harmful pollution in our
air,” said Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
As big as the settlement be-
Pfizer plans
to expand
with biotech
plant in China
$350M facility to be
built in Hangzhou
Kevin McCoy
@kmccoynyc
USA TODAY
U.S. drug-making giant Pfizer
plans to invest roughly $350 million to develop a biotechnology
center in China, increasing the
company’s footprint in the world’s
second-largest
pharmaceutical
market, the firm announced
Monday.
Pfizer shares closed up roughly
2% at $34.44 in Tuesday trading.
The new facility, the New Yorkbased company’s first in China and
third overall, will be built in
Hangzhou and will provide both
biologic treatments — medications
made in microorganisms, plants or
animal cells — for patients in China and worldwide, Pfizer said.
The plant will also make biosimilars, treatments akin to medications that already have U.S. Food
and Drug Administration approval, the company said.
The medications will help cancer patients and those with other
ailments, as well as enable China
to deal with the emergence of
non-communicable diseases and
an aging population, Pfizer said.
“The local production of highquality, affordable biosimilar medicines will have the potential to
significantly improve the lives of
patients not only in China but
across the world,” Tony Maddaluna, president of Pfizer Global Supply, said in a statement issued with
the announcement.
China’s pharmaceutical market,
second only to the one in the U.S.,
was worth an estimated $105 billion in 2014 and is forecast to expand to $200 billion by 2020,
according to a 2015 report by Kelly
Scientific Publications.
However, the China market
poses challenges for pharmaceutical companies that try to achieve
simultaneous global development
and registration of new medicines,
Wu Xiaobin, president of Pfizer
Investment China, said in a September interview with China
Daily.
“In China, it can take up to
eight years on average to register a
treatment, compared with four in
the U.S.,” Wu said. “As a result, patients are experiencing poor or delayed access to the latest
medicines due to regulatory and
reimbursement hurdles.”
Wu added Chinese authorities
in recent years “have issued a series of new policies to address this
‘drug lag.’ ” However, he said Pfizer also faces “inconsistent policies” over prices in China’s
provinces, as well as challenges in
hospital-level price negotiations.
In February, China’s Food and
Drug Administration said it would
prioritize the approval process for
new drugs with clear clinical value,
including medications for children
and the elderly, rare diseases,
AIDS and malignant tumors, Reuters reported.
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favorite midscale hotels misstated free amenities at Hilton
Garden Inn properties. Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is offered only for elite loyalty
program members. Complimentary wine is only for elite
members in certain hotels.
tween the company, government
agencies and class-action lawyers
became, VW still faces myriad
other actions arising from its deception, including a Justice Department criminal probe.
The case became “one of the
most flagrant violations of environmental and consumer laws in
our country’s history,” Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates said.
Its effects will be far-reaching,
including for individual car owners. Here’s what you need to
know:
even as they spew up to 40 times
the allowable amount of nitrogen
oxides when they are on the
highway.
Q
A: Its engineers couldn’t meet U.S.
Why did Volkswagen do
that?
regulations for nitrogen oxides. So
they installed the “defeat device”
software to fool regulators into
believing the cars were compliant.
VW was hoping to provide a more
cost-effective alternative to gaselectric hybrid engines.
Q
A: Volkswagen admitted that Q
it inserted software so that cars A: Volkswagen says about 460,000
What’s this all about?
with 4-cylinder 2-liter diesel engines would pass emissions tests
How many cars are covered by today’s actions?
VW models and 15,000 Audi cars
with 2-liter engines were sold or
leased in the U.S. and are still in
use.
Q
A: The 2-liter diesel versions
of the 2013 to 2015 VW Beetle;
Which models?
2010 to 2015 VW Golf; 2009 to
2015 VW Jetta; 2012 to 2015 VW
Passat; and 2010 to 2013 and 2015
Audi A3.
Q
A: Volkswagen will make a payHow will owners
compensated?
be
ment of $5,100 to $10,000 depending on the “diminished
value” of their model, according
to the Federal Trade Commission.
Plus, VW will either repair or buy
back the car, depending on what
the owner prefers.
Q
A: They will be based on the
How will buyback prices be
determined?
“Clean Trade-In Value” as published in the September edition of
the NADA Used Car Guide. The
buyback prices will range from
$12,500 to $44,000.
Q
A: Because the resale values
of Volkswagen diesel vehicles
Why was that date chosen?
have fallen sharply since the start
of the emissions scandal, which
was exposed by the Environmental Protection Agency on Sept. 18,
2015.
Q
A: Visit VWCourtSettlement.com.
Where can I find out more
information?
Reaction after ‘Brexit’ shows
significance of bank reforms
Banks remain the most
vulnerable sector in the
event of economic
shocks and the most
sensitive barometer
to impending threats.
ODD ANDERSEN, AFP/GETTY IMAGES
The offices of Barclays, KPMG, HSBC, Citigroup and Bank of America in the Canary Wharf financial district of East London.
Darrell Delamaide
Special for USA TODAY
The
surprise vote by
Britain to exit the
Union
European
has hammered bank
stocks, but the regulations put
into place after the financial crisis
of 2008 are proving their worth in
shielding the banking system
from serious disruption, let alone
collapse.
U.S. banks, including those
with extensive international operations, are weathering the crisis
relatively well. Even British
banks, which have in some cases
lost more than a quarter of their
value on the stock market, are in a
more stable position as a result of
reforms introduced in the wake of
the financial crisis.
Britain’s finance minister,
Chancellor of the Exchequer
George Osborne, reassured markets this week with the affirmation that capital requirements for
British banks were “10 times
what they were,” even though he
acknowledged market volatility
likely would continue.
Bank shares began bouncing
back Tuesday as investors realized the sell-off may have been
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These were precisely the banks
last week affirmed the country’s hardest hit by the British referenbiggest banks are in better posi- dum result because of the chaltion than ever to survive market lenges they face with their
conditions much more severe London-based European operathan those resulting from the tions. These banks may have to
British vote.
relocate numerous activities and
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holding companies conno longer keeps its
tinue to build their capi“passport” to offer finantal levels and improve
cial services throughout
their credit quality,
the European Union.
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mance in the stress
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tually make these banks
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sound investments since
results of this year’s
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nance
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brought so far.
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ance sheets — is one of the mea- Brexit is that it will likely encourintroduced
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sures
Dodd-Frank financial reform act. low longer than it might have othThe banks’ ability to pass the erwise. Uncertain economic pertests, in turn, is due in large part formance already had prompted
to other Dodd-Frank reforms, in- Fed policymakers to slow their
cluding higher capital require- timetable for raising rates after a
ments and restrictions on minimal hike in December
speculative activities.
marked the first time in a decade
A second report on the stress it had increased rates.
Now, many Fed watchers antictests with a more detailed view
of individual banks’ plans for ipate the Fed won’t raise rates
dividends and capital is due out again until sometime next year.
Wednesday and is expected to Low interest rates, as a rule, regive a green light for megabanks duce bank profits. There are other
such as JPMorgan Chase, Bank clouds on the banking horizon.
of America and Citigroup to The sharp drop in Italian bank
shares following the Brexit vote
prompted the Italian government
to talk about a $44 billion bailout
of the sector.
Other European banks remain
in far worse shape than their U.S.
counterparts, with insufficient
capital and massive portfolios of
bad loans. Ironically, one of the
weakest is Germany’s largest
bank, Deutsche Bank, which has
dropped more than 50% in value
over the past year. Frankfurt,
where the bank is headquartered
and the largest financial services
center on the continent, is set to
be the biggest beneficiary if activities are forced out of London.
Global banks remain interconnected so that a failure in Italy or
Germany would have immediate
repercussions on banks elsewhere. But the new restrictions
on speculative activities, and especially derivatives, make a chain
reaction credit crisis like that
which occurred when Lehman
Brothers collapsed in 2008 much
less likely.
Perhaps the main lesson to
draw from the market reaction to
Brexit is that banks remain the
most vulnerable sector in the
event of economic shocks and the
most sensitive barometer to impending threats.
The quick recovery in this case,
however, testifies to the effectiveness of new regulations and validates the emphasis on special
regulatory treatment for this sector.
U.S. homebuyers, shoppers among ‘Brexit’ winners
v CONTINUED FROM 1B
GDP, according to Capital Economics. But the referendum will
require the U.K. to renegotiate
trade deals with the eurozone,
which represents 15% of U.S. exports, behind only Canada and
Mexico. And the vote has fomented fears that other European countries may follow the
U.K. out of the EU. “It’s just one
more headache,” Moutray says.
Jim O’Sullivan of High Frequency Economics has revised down
his forecast for U.S. export
growth in the second half of
2016 to 1% from 2.5%.
uConsumer and business
confidence. While stock declines dent consumer confi-
dence, consumption has been
largely immune to sharp market
gyrations, says Tom Porcelli,
chief U.S. economist of RBC
Capital Markets. Business confidence has been far shakier, with
capital spending turning in its
worst two-quarter stretch in
seven years. “Business investment is probably the most vulnerable sector,” Porcelli says.
And while some large banks
and technology companies are
unfazed by Brexit, others are inclined to put new hiring projects
on hold to see where the dust
settles while moving ahead with
plans to fill existing openings,
says Jeanne Branthover, a partner in executive recruiting firm
DHR International. That could
further constrain job growth
that slowed substantially in
April and May.
uOil producers. Oil companies sharply cut back drilling activity after oil prices tumbled
from more than $100 a barrel in
2014 to $26 early this year.
Prices had climbed to about $50
a barrel before Brexit sent them
down modestly to about $48 by
Tuesday. A strong dollar puts
downward pressure on oil,
which is traded in dollars.
WINNERS
uHomebuyers. The global
turmoil has driven investors to
the safety of U.S. Treasury
bonds, pushing down the yield
on 10-year notes. Thirty-year
mortgages, in turn, averaged
3.56% Monday, according to
Bankrate, down from 3.66% a
week earlier, saving the holder
of a new $200,000 mortgage
about $144 a year.
uShoppers. A strengthening dollar could further cut already low import prices for U.S.
shoppers.
uU.S. property owners
banks, tech firms. Brexit may
prompt wealthy foreigners to
sell U.K. real estate, spurring demand for U.S. properties, says
Lawrence Yun, chief economist
of the National Association of
Realtors. Branthover says her
large banking and technology
clients hope for a similar shift in
investment assets to U.S. firms.
MONEY 3B
USA TODAY
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
Former ‘new economy’ stocks have old feel
Group of large-cap tech firms lag on revenue growth
John Shinal
@johnshinal
USA TODAY
Judging by their
financial metrics, a
group of large-cap
technology companies once thought of
as drivers of a new, tech-based
economy now look downright
stodgy.
Microsoft, Intel, Cisco Systems
and IBM all pay dividends whose
yields are higher than the expected revenue growth rates for their
current fiscal years.
Healthy dividends combined
with weak or negative growth
make them look more like plays
in utilities or telecoms.
While their status as income
stocks isn’t new, the figures in the
THE NEW
TECH
ECONOMY
chart at right show they don’t belong in growth portfolios. That’s
because selling hardware or software to corporations or consumers no longer is a tech growth
driver.
Sales at Microsoft and IBM are
expected to fall in the current
year, while Cisco revenue is seen
flat and Intel sales are expected
to creep up 3%.
By contrast, the vast majority
of growth in the sector this year
will come from Internet companies that provide enabling technologies and platforms for selling
something other than tech
products.
Alphabet and Facebook, for example, sell online advertising
while Amazon is a retailer that
sells online.
The three firms’ annual sales
are expected to grow 16%, 44%
and 25%, respectively.
None of those three companies
pays a dividend, choosing instead
to re-invest their profits.
With sales at Apple seen falling
7.5% in the current year, more
than half of the new business in
the tech industry will come from
the Internet sector.
Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook are expected to capture a
combined $47 billion in additional revenue this year, with Amazon
alone accounting for $27 billion
of it.
To be sure, some large software
companies, including Salesforce
and Adobe Systems, sell into enterprise or consumer markets
that generate double-digit annual
growth.
Both are expected to grow 20%
or more in their current, respective fiscal years.
But the pair between them will
add less than $3 billion in new
business, according to Wall Street
estimates, a tiny fraction of what
Amazon, Facebook and Amazon
will do.
It’s a similar story for certain
subsectors in security and stor-
REVENUE
NON-GROWTH
AT&T is growing faster and
paying a higher dividend
than several former “new
economy” names:
Company
2016
Divirevenue dend
growth yield
AT&T
+12.5%
4.6%
Intel
Cisco
+3.1%
flat
3.3%
3.75%
Microsoft
-2.2%
2.9%
IBM
-3%
3.8%
Apple
-7.5%
2.4%
SOURCE USA TODAY RESEARCH
age, as well as the market for
cloud computing services.
While Microsoft and Oracle
are posting double-digit cloud
growth, they lag behind market
leader Amazon in that business
and their cloud-related sales are
still small relative to overall
revenue.
Amazon’s making it easier
to flip through that book
Kindle’s
Page Flip
feature
is aimed
at readers
who
like to
bounce
around
Though
Page Flip
can be
used with
any Kindle
book, the
feature
seems
most
applicable
for
non-fiction
— typically
books in
which
you’d take
the time
to make
notes or
highlight
passages.
Often
these are
books you
don’t have
to read in a
linear
fashion.
Ed Baig
@edbaig
[email protected]
USA TODAY
One other source of 2016
growth worth mentioning will
come from AT&T.
Thanks to a series of acquisitions, the wireless giant is seen
boosting sales more than 12% this
year.
AT&T is notable because even
though it has a reputation among
investors as a staid telecom stock,
both its dividend yield and its expected revenue growth are now
higher than the former ‘new
economy’ giants.
Microsoft is expected to post
2.2% lower sales for the year ending this month, for example,
while IBM revenue for 2016 is
seen dropping 3%.
Cisco is expected to post flat
sales for its fiscal year ending in
July while paying a dividend of
3.75%.
Intel sales are expected to rise
3.1% this year, but that’s lower
than its dividend yield of 3.3%.
The numbers show these
names no longer are tech growth
stars but rather stocks more at
home in the conservative portfolios of income investors.
Foreigners’
tweets,
posts get
closer look
Customs, Border Patrol
agents might inquire
about online activity
Not every book read
is consumed from start to finish.
Amazon is adding a new Kindle
feature aimed at readers who
find themselves frequently skipping back and forth among
pages.
The aptly named feature,
called Page Flip, is coming (with
small variations) to Amazon’s
own Kindle e-readers and Fire
tablets, as well as the Kindle app
on iOS and Android phones and
tablets. The new feature starts
rolling out Tuesday via a free
over-the-air update.
Page Flip has a singular purpose: to make it easy to hop, skip
and jump around a book while
saving your place. You can skim
past pixel-accurate thumbnails
of every page, tapping to zoom
in on any of those pages or zoom
out to get a birds-eye view.
But there’s also a thumbnail
pinned to the screen that represents the last page you read,
making it easier to go back to
what you were originally reading by choosing that page pin.
Though Page Flip can be used
with any Kindle book, the feature seems most applicable for
non-fiction. These are typically
the books in which you’d take
the time to make notes or highlight passages. And these are often books that you don’t have to
read in a linear fashion.
Indeed, if it is a “how-to”
book, you may want to consult
charts, diagrams or just concentrate on topics drawn in specific
chapters. And even if there is
more of a linear story arc — perhaps a biography, if not a complex novel — you may want to
refer back or skip ahead to photographs or quotes.
The notes, highlights, pictures, charts and so on that
show up in Page Flip thumbnails all serve as visual landmarks since page layouts are
maintained. So as you bounce
around, by tapping or swiping,
Page Flip gives you a good sense,
spatially, for just how long a
book is — kind of the rough digital equivalent of flipping
through pages of a physical
book.
When you do want to go back
to the last page read, tap the
Back to XX thumbnail with XX
representing the page in
question.
Page Flip also works with
NEW YORK
Allana Akhtar
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO
The government’s next plan to curb terrorism involves snooping around the
Facebook profiles of foreign
travelers.
Non-citizens traveling to the
U.S. on a visa waiver could be
asked about their online presence
and social media profiles — but
not their account passwords — by
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
Though CBP already screens
foreign travelers with in-person
interviews and database checks,
collecting social media accounts
is specifically meant to track activity that could pose threats to
“national security,” according to a
proposal submitted by CBP and
published in the Federal Register
late last week.
Collecting social
media accounts is
meant to track
activity that could
pose a threat to
national security.
AMAZON
Amazon’s Audible audio edition
books that are integrated into
Kindle apps. So if you happen to
be listening to the Audible version of a book when the narrator
references a picture or chart,
you can refer to that picture or
chart without interrupting the
narrator. The page pin will automatically update to follow along
with the narrator. If you prefer,
you can pause the audio.
In an Amazon press release,
Laura Hillenbrand, the bestselling author of Unbroken, says,
“As an author, I love knowing
that my work is presented with
fluid clarity, freeing my readers
from the page shuffling that can
cloud and spoil the narrative.”
Page Flip doesn’t alter the
other navigational tools that
have been in Kindles for some
time. You can still move page by
page in either direction. You can
still bookmark pages, jump to
given chapters from a table of
contents or menu and, with certain books, exploit an X-ray feature that lets you dig deeper into
mentions of a specific character.
Last week Amazon unveiled a
new updated version of the entry-level $79.99 Kindle reader.
Earlier this year it unveiled the
far more expensive Oasis model.
Mike Torres, Kindle Director
of Product Management, maintains that 2015 was a banner
year for the Kindle franchise,
which he says continues into
2016. The company won’t reveal
specifics, but Torres says sales
and reading stats continue to
rise. Growth has been driven, he
says, by the $9.95 Kindle Unlimited subscription service and by
the independent publishing
business. Amazon has paid out
more than $160 million over the
last 12 months to authors for
Kindle Unlimited alone.
Page Flip can
give you a
bird’s-eye
view of a
book and
allows you to
go back and
forth between pages.
“Collecting social media data
will enhance the existing investigative process and provide DHS
greater clarity and visibility to
possible nefarious activity,” the
proposal said.
The proposal indicates CBP
recognizes the way individual attackers and extremist groups are
using social media to spread terror.
Two recent mass shootings
with connections to established
terrorist groups — in San Bernardino, Calif., and in Orlando —
were at the hands of killers adept
at using social media.
The California attackers whose
shooting rampage killed 14 posted messages of support to Islamic
State on their social media profiles. Omar Mateen, whose massacre at a Orlando night club
killed 49, pledged support to ISIS
on Facebook.
The new CBP proposal, which
has a 60-day comment period,
may not have flagged the Orlando
or San Bernardino shootings because the attackers were either
citizens or permanent residents
of the United States.
Drivers 50-plus want more car-safety tech, survey shows
Kimiya Manoochehri
USA TODAY
In the quest to be able to keep
driving in the coming years,
more drivers 50 and up are eager to try the latest in car-safety
tech that might help them stay
behind the wheel, a new study
finds.
Some 76% of drivers in that
age group surveyed say they
would look for a car with the latest safety features, finds the online survey by insurer The
Hartford.
“Our findings indicate that
some drivers, age 50-plus, would
be more willing to drive in certain situations if they had particular technologies,” said Jodi
Olshevski, a gerontologist who
is executive director of The
Hartford Center for Mature
Marketing Excellence.
The study suggests “they associate advanced technologies
with enhanced safety.”
They are looking for advanced
safety features like blind-spot
warning, crash mitigation, lanedeparture warnings and advanced headlights.
Some of the new technologies
pave the way toward self-driving
cars, which are still a few years
away.
The study found only about
one in four older drivers is opposed to going driverless. Some
35% are willing to give it a try,
and 42% don’t know enough yet
to say.
In order to be willing to back
driverless cars, 56% said they
need to know they would be as
safe as driving themselves. Some
48% would use them if their
health prevented them from
driving, 27% would use them if
they helped them stay connected to friends, 27% if they were
cheaper than a regular car, and
17% if they were recommended
by someone they trust.
The survey was conducted
online from 2,015 responses in
March with a 2.2% margin of error, The Hartford says.
4B MONEY
USA TODAY
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
AMERICA’S MARKETS
What to watch
Adam Shell
@adamshell
USA TODAY
Was that the “Brexit” bottom
flashing its green light Tuesday
on Wall Street?
The stock market’s two-day
swoon of more than 5%, due to
the shock of Britain’s vote to exit
the European Union, was interrupted Tuesday by a slide-ending
1.8% surge — prompting the
question: is the Brexit-driven
stock market downdraft over
already?
“Maybe. Too soon to tell,” says
David Kotok, chief investment officer at Cumberland Advisors.
Kotok, who says he’s not sure if
more dominoes will fall in the crisis, says he’s “still sitting on some
cash reserves” but also “did some
buying in the deep dip.”
Quincy Krosby, market strate-
Facts about America’s investors
who use SigFig tracking services:
gist at Prudential Financial,
wouldn’t rule out a Brexit bottom: “It could certainly be.”
While it’s tough to pinpoint a
true bottom, especially after a
steep market fall, Krosby says she
identified some positive signs in
Tuesday’s trading session. The
British pound, which hit a 31-year
low Monday, stabilized Tuesday,
rising 1%. A closely watched “fear
gauge” also retreated, suggesting
investors no longer are in risk-off
mode. Gold, a haven in tough
times that had been moving higher amid the turbulence, also gave
up some gains.
The market is calm — “for
now,” says Gary Kaltbaum, president of Kaltbaum Capital Management. “Enough damage has
been done for now,” he says, adding that “all bets are off if somebody else follows the U.K. (out of
the EU),” but doubts that happens anytime soon.
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33.18
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The cruise ship operator reported
an adjusted quarterly profit of 49
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double year-ago levels and topped
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Blue skies are
likely ahead
for cruise line
Q: Is it smooth sailing
for Carnival?
Matt Krantz
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USA TODAY
A: Carnival shows that while cruises
are still a relatively small niche in the
travel industry, they can be a fairly stable
and predictable one.
The cruiseline operator behind
brands such as Carnival Cruise Line,
Princess Cruises and Holland America
Line put up another quarter of strong
growth in the May quarter, and the company is calling for the growth to continue.
The company’s adjusted earnings during the quarter jumped nearly 100% to
49 cents a share. Hopes are riding high
for the company’s August quarter, which
is the busiest of the year. Analysts think
the company will earn $1.87 a share during the quarter, which would be an increase of 7%, S&P Global Market
Intelligence says.
Going into next fiscal year, ended in
November 2017, analysts think the company could earn $3.92 a share, which
would be an increase of 18% from fiscal
2016. Meanwhile, the company is trading
at roughly the same valuation of the
market at 19 times trailing earnings.
There are risks, certainly, especially
with uncertainty in Europe. But analysts
think the stock should be worth $59.25
in 18 months, which would be 37% higher than Tuesday’s price of roughly $43 a
share.
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It has been two
years since oil prices
began one of their
worst declines ever,
and the cost of recovering from the slump is
mounting.
A new report from the consulting firm Deloitte warns that the
oil and gas industry may come up
$2 trillion short of the cash it will
need to replace proved reserves
and meet other obligations over
the next five years, following huge
cuts that companies are making
in capital spending to offset lower
prices for their commodities.
“It takes significant capital for
the industry to just remain flat.
Actual and announced capital expenditure cuts suggest that even
remaining flat could be a challenge for the industry, let alone
meeting any expected growth,”
John England, a vice chairman
with Deloitte, said in a statement
accompanying the release of his
firm’s report.
On June 20, 2014, the futures
price for WTI, the U.S. benchmark for crude oil, hit a high for
the year of $107.26 per barrel.
Since then, the price has tumbled
to below $30 at one point this
year, and to $47.85 on Tuesday,
56% off its level two years ago.
Deloitte completed its assessment of integrated oil companies,
listed national oil companies and
independent drillers recently as
oil prices rallied to $50 per barrel.
Now, with the financial fallout
from the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European
Union, the market has been shaken up again.
“A low oil-price environment
and the resulting stress on the exploration and production industry continues for the third year in
a row,” the report says. “Although
there is some cause for optimism
— oil prices have recovered from
the lows of $26 per barrel in February 2016 to $50 per barrel in
early June — the final outcome of
the degradation of oil and gas
companies’ balance sheets and
the future direction of oil prices
continues to remain uncertain.”
Deloitte cites some dire statistics that illustrate the deep
slump: 77 exploration and production companies in North
America had filed for bankruptcy
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were on the brink of debt default;
and companies throughout the
sector are generally finding it difficult to work through the crisis.
Moreover, capex spending
among companies outside the
Middle East and North Africa declined by 25% in 2015 and is expected to fall 27% in 2016.
“These cuts have reduced
spending to below the minimum
required levels to offset resource
depletion, let alone meet any expected growth,” said England,
who noted that production from
existing oil and gas wells declines
at an average annual rate of 7% to
9%, including shale wells, which
account for the surge in U.S. oil
and gas output over the last few
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The plunge in oil prices has
been a boon to consumers.
Deloitte says it will take a minimum investment of $3 trillion
over the next five years for companies outside the Middle East
and North Africa to offset depletion of proved reserves, let alone
meet any expected growth in
demand.
That said, capex spending isn’t
the only challenge for companies,
which also need to shore up their
balance sheets, service debt and
maintain dividend payments.
With $590 billion in debt maturing over the next five years,
and $600 billion in dividends
then, cash-flow obligations for
companies will exceed $4 trillion
from 2016 to 2020, the report
says. Assuming a $55-per-barrel
average price for oil, Deloitte calculates that the industry will
come up short by as much as $2
trillion over that period.
England manged to sound an
optimistic note.
“This industry’s middle name
is ‘resiliency,’ ” he said. “This is
not the first, nor will it be the last,
downturn.”
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The 20-city index is up 39.2% from its March 2012 low.
Home prices show 5% rise
for sixth month in a row
But growth slows as
headwinds persist
Athena Cao
USA TODAY
Single-family home prices
notched at least a 5% annual rise
tor the sixth consecutive month
in April, but growth is slowing.
The Standard & Poor’s/CaseShiller U.S. National Home Price
Index showed home prices increased 5% in April compared to
a year ago, down from a revised
5.1% rise in March. That marks
the third consecutive slowdown
in annual price appreciation,
which topped out at 5.4% in January. Ralph McLaughlin, chief
economist of research firm Trulia, says the recent trend likely
signifies a moderation in home
price inflation. Home prices in
S&P Case Shiller’s 20-city index
increased 5.4%, down from 5.5%
the previous month.
Portland, Ore., Seattle and
Denver led the price gains among
the 20 cities but showed signs of
slowing. Portland’s single-family
homes are priced 12.3% higher
than a year ago, unchanged from
March. Home prices in Seattle
and Denver rose 10.7% and 9.5%,
respectively, a modest easing
from their previous pace.
Denver, Dallas, Portland, Ore.,
San Francisco, Seattle, Charlotte
and Boston all set single-home
price records. The 20-city index
is up 39.2% from its March 2012
low. Yet the housing market faces
possible headwinds.
“Last week’s vote by Great Britain to leave the European Union
is the most recent political concern, while the U.S. elections raise
uncertainty and will distract
home buyers and investors in the
coming months,” says David M.
Blitzer, Managing Director and
Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices.
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Clinton’s tech agenda reads
like a Silicon Valley wish list
Plan proposes cheaper Wi-Fi, expansion of 5G, green cards with STEM degrees
Jon Swartz
STEPHEN BRASHEAR, AP
Chipotle hopes a food giveaway satisfies customers.
Chipotle
launches
‘Chiptopia’
to woo fans
Kimiya Manoochehri
USA TODAY
Chipotle Mexican Grill is hoping some free food will help it win
back some of its most valued customers as it looks to distance itself from a food-borne illness
crisis that sickened customers.
The chain is launching a “Chiptopia” summer promotion startFriday
that
rewards
ing
customers for their number of
visits. At its lowest level, diners
who buy four burritos or other
entrees get a fifth one free.
Chipotle has been scrambling
to regain loyalty after alienating
many fans with several incidences of E. coli and Norovirus at
stores last year. Those food-safety
scares sent same-store sales tanking nearly 30% in the first quarter. In its attempt to recover, the
company gave away more than
6 million burritos or burrito
bowls earlier this year and has offered buy-one, get-one deals.
Chipotle overhauled its foodsafety standards, appointed an
executive director of food safety
and brought on several food-safety consultants. And the summer
promotion may not be temporary. Discounting is becoming
more rampant among fast-food
chains and is spreading to fast-casual purveyors such as Chipotle.
Contributing: Chris Woodyard, Hadley
Malcolm
@jswartz
USA TODAY
If there was any
lingering doubt as to tech’s favored presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton put an end to that
Tuesday.
The presumptive Democratic
nominee released a comprehensive tech plan that reads like a Silicon Valley wish list. It calls for
connecting every U.S. household
to high-speed Internet by 2020,
reducing regulatory barriers and
supporting Net-neutrality rules,
which ban Internet providers
from blocking or slowing content.
It proposes investments in
computer science and engineering education, expansion of 5G
mobile data, making inexpensive
Wi-Fi available at more airports
and train stations and attaching a
green card to the diplomas of foreign-born students earning
STEM degrees.
In short, the plan hits on nearly every big-ticket issue in tech,
says Box CEO Aaron Levie, a
Clinton supporter. “She did a
great job of articulating and underscoring” issues affecting talent, patents, content, encryption
and privacy, he says.
Campaign advisers have said
other Clinton proposals, covering
infrastructure and education,
would help raise funds that would
go toward paying for the technology agenda.
“No doubt, lots of good stuff included in Secretary Clinton’s tech
agenda,” says Bobby Franklin,
CEO of National Venture Capital
Association. “If the details are as
good as the blueprint, we would
be very supportive of this type of
agenda in a Hillary Clinton administration.”
The 15-page treatise, announced by Clinton in Denver,
was released several hours before
she was to speak to digital content creators in Los Angeles on
Tuesday. The plan comes a day
after political commentator and
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton answers questions Tuesday in Denver.
Uber board member Arianna
Huffington,
appearing
on
MSNBC, mentioned Salesforce
.com CEO Marc Benioff and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz as
possible vice presidential running
mates for Clinton. (Benioff did
not immediately reply to an email
message seeking comment.)
Her presumed general election
foe, Donald Trump, who has
spent the past several months engaged in lambasting Amazon’s
Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook,
Airbnb’s Brian Chesky and other
tech leaders on Twitter, has not
published any tech policy
proposals.
While Silicon Valley leaders
commended the scope and intellect of Clinton’s plan, they said its
fate is largely dependent on Congress, post-presidential election.
“What she has proposed is ambitious and may not be approved
right away, but it sets a good
starting point,” says Anis Uzzaman, CEO of Fenox Venture Capital in San Jose.
“What she has
proposed is
ambitious and
may not be
approved right
away, but it sets a
good starting
point.”
Anis Uzzaman, Fenox Venture Capital
Support from Congress is by
no means assured. The tech industry and U.S. lawmakers have
been at odds over some key issues
in the past year. Apple rallied
most major tech firms to its side
as it fought the Justice Department’s order that it hack into the
iPhone used by one of the San
Bernardino, Calif., terrorists.
Google and others unsuccessfully fought a new rule that would
allow federal agents armed with a
search warrant to hack millions
of Americans’ computers.
“It would be good for a presidential candidate to advocate a
digital ethics and rights bill that
would protect citizens and set the
rules so that the valley would
have clear guidelines on data
ownership and usage,” says Ray
Wang, CEO of Constellation
Research.
“All the talk about STEM education is nice, but let’s be realistic,” Wang adds. “We need a
system that enables more than
just college. There are technical
jobs that don’t require a traditional four-year degree, and what
we need to do is foster this type of
learning. More private-public
partnerships in creating these
training programs will help in
crafting skill sets and jobs as they
evolve.”
Clinton’s plan, too, could be at
the mercy of economic uncertainty. A drop in venture funding
and volatile equity markets have
yielded a dearth of IPOs and
raised concerns the tech boom
could quickly turn into a bust.
SECTION C
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
Paying
the price
Stars tee
up for Rio
Mets
pitchers
feel the
strain from
high inning
counts in
2015, 3C
In spite of the
diluted field,
Olympic golf is
likely to be a
competitive,
entertaining
affair, 4C
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PAT SUMMITT LINE
FIRST WORD
HERE’S HOW I’M
GOING TO BEAT YOU.
I’M GOING TO OUTWORK
YOU. THAT’S IT. THAT’S ALL
THERE IS TO IT.”
Pat Summitt, in her book “Reach
for the Summitt.” The former Tennessee women’s basketball
coach died Tuesday at 64 after a
five-year battle with Alzheimer’s.
THANK YOU, PAT
PARKER BY ROBERT HANASHIRO, USA TODAY SPORTS
TWEET OF THE DAY
@Candace_Parker
You held true to your promises…and some. Thank you
Coach for always being the
perfect role model I love you.
#RIP
Candace Parker, who played for
Summitt from 2005 to 2008, winning national titles in her final two
seasons. Parker, who plays for the
WNBA’s Sparks, attached to her
tweet a photo of a handwritten
recruiting note from Summitt.
MAGIC NUMBER
1,098
Wins in Summitt’s 38-year Ten-
nessee career, an NCAA basketball record, men’s or women’s.
She coached the Lady Vols to
eight NCAA titles and qualified
for the postseason each year.
CORKER BY MARK WILSON, GETTY IMAGES
LAST WORD
“BASKETBALL HAS LOST A
LEGEND, AND TENNESSEE HAS
LOST ONE OF ITS MOST
BELOVED DAUGHTERS.”
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., in a
statement. He lauded Summitt’s
historic record on the court and
her pioneering efforts in the community and for the game.
SPORTS WEEKLY
Meet Tim Lincecum 2.0, the twotime Cy Young Award winner who
is still getting comfortable with his
reinvented self while pitching for
the Angels. We also look at the
top NBA and NHL free agents.
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Serena
Williams at
Wimbledon in
2015, the most
by a woman in a
single event in
tournament
history
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CAITIE MCMEKIN, KNOXVILLE (TENN.) NEWS SENTINEL
Teresa Olive of Knoxville, Tenn., pays her respects to the late coach at Pat Summitt Plaza on the Tennessee campus.
Female athletes owe famed coach a lot
Christine Brennan
[email protected]
USA TODAY Sports
Every girl and every woman
who plays sports, and there are
millions of them in this country,
owes Pat Summitt one thing
today:
A thank you.
Well before Title IX was taken seriously, well before there
were record ratings for women’s sports on TV, well before
there was the dominance of the
U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team or the sold-out
crowds at the NCAA women’s
Final Four or the glorious rivalry of Tennessee-UConn, there
was Pat Summitt.
As a young head coach earning $250 a month in the
mid-1970s, Summitt loaded her
players’ uniforms into a washing machine after each game
because she knew if she didn’t
do it, no one else would. She
also drove the Tennessee team
van from game to game. Money
was so tight that one night she
and her players slept in sleeping
bags on the other team’s gym
2008 PHOTO BY H. DARR BEISER, USA TODAY SPORTS
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Summitt won eight NCAA titles in 38 years at Tennessee.
Back in Iceland,
hearts melting
Martin Rogers
[email protected]
USA TODAY Sports
SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY SPORTS
More than 600 families in Vila Autodromo, a favela in Rio de
Janeiro, were displaced to make room for the Olympics.
Games squeeze
neighborhoods
Movement displaces people
Martin Rogers
@mrogersUSAT
USA TODAY Sports
RIO DE JANEIRO The video presentations used to pitch for hosting rights to an Olympic Games
are glossy and sparkling and
bursting at the seams with the
same kind of narrative.
They focus on what an Olympics — with its seven-ringed slice
of international obsession and
gleaming parks and multipurpose
venues that purport to provide
years of benefit — would add. The
word “legacy” is used. A lot.
There is typically no mention
of what the Olympics take away,
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REYKJAVIK , ICELAND Remarkable stories of underdog
achievement rarely have much
to do with luck. Typically they
are the product of at least one
special factor, one powerful
enough to offset all the reasons
for why the team or individual
shouldn’t succeed.
In the case of Iceland and its
wondrous, extraordinary and
thoroughly unexpected surge to
the quarterfinals of soccer’s European Championship, the key
word is strength.
Strength of character, so
much that England wilted 2-1 in
the Round of 16 on Monday.
Strength of belief, enough to
crush the soul and psyche of arguably soccer’s most confident
man, Cristiano Ronaldo, while
tying Portugal 1-1 in group play.
And strength in unity. Roughly 10% of this tiny nation’s
330,000 citizens trekked to
SIGUROUR OLAFUR SIGUROSSON
Magnus Ver Magnusson says
Iceland’s soccer players are
strong by nature.
France to cheer on the team.
If you want to talk strength,
Iceland is the place to come.
Magnus Ver Magnusson, fourtime winner of the world’s
strongest man contest, calls
Reykjavik home. He has a theory on how Iceland’s soccer
sons have upstaged the odds.
“If you think about the past
and where we come from, life
was really hard,” Ver Magnusson told USA TODAY Sports
during a conversation at his local gym. “When the Vikings settled here, it was a really tough
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
SCORERS WILL BE IN HIGH DEMAND
Kevin Allen
@ByKevinAllen
USA TODAY Sports
The NHL free agent signing period begins at noon
ET Friday, but teams have
been allowed to talk to
potential free agents since
Saturday. Scorers are in
short supply, as are impact
defensemen, particularly
right-shot defensemen.
Here is a ranking of the top
20 potential unrestricted
free agents:
1. Steven Stamkos, Tampa
Bay Lightning, center: Bidding will be heavy, and Stamkos
could end up with an average salary of more than $11 million a
season, which would make him
the NHL’s highest-paid player.
The Lightning have offered
Stamkos a contract in the range
of $8.5 million a year, but general
manager Steve Yzerman said Saturday at the NHL draft that he
wasn’t ruling out re-signing the
team captain.
The Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks and Montreal
Canadiens are expected to make
offers.
2. Milan Lucic, Los Angeles
Kings, left wing: Lucic can
score 20 goals and 50 points and
be an intimidating presence.
Wouldn’t he be perfect playing
alongside the Canucks’ Sedin
twins or helping protect the Edmonton Oilers’ young stars? Half
of the league’s teams will talk to
Lucic, including the Boston Bruins, who traded him to the Kings
last summer.
3. Loui Eriksson, Bruins,
right wing: With many teams
looking for additional scoring,
Eriksson, 30, will be among the
most popular free agents. He can
score 20 to 30 goals a season.
4. David Backes, St. Louis
Blues, center: He’s the kind of
player every coach wants on his
bench: a born leader and a prickly
competitor who can score. The
only drawback is he’s 32.
5. Kyle Okposo, Islanders,
right wing: Okposo has totaled
67 goals the last three seasons.
He’d be a good fit for the Philadelphia Flyers or New Jersey Devils.
BRACE HEMMELGARN, USA TODAY SPORTS
Kings forward Milan Lucic is one of the most sought-after players on the market.
6. Andrew Ladd, Chicago
Blackhawks, left wing: Ladd
is a top-six forward with some
bite in his game. It would help the
Blackhawks if they can figure out
how to keep him. But they
couldn’t find a way to keep Andrew Shaw. Ladd possibly could
return to the Winnipeg Jets,
where he had been captain.
7. Mikkel Boedker, Colorado Avalanche, right wing: He
scored 51 points last season, and
there aren’t many players available who can play among the top
six forwards.
8. Troy Brouwer, Blues,
right wing: He helped his cause
with a gritty playoff performance.
He’s 6-3, 215 pounds, and he
scored 18 goals in the regular season. There’s plenty to like about
his game.
9. Jason Demers, Dallas
Stars, defenseman: He is solid
and dependable and shoots righthanded. In some cases, that’s
enough to make you a $5 million
player.
10. Frans Nielsen, Island-
ers, center: He’s highly respected around the league because he
contributes as a penalty killer,
skilled offensive player and savvy
defensive forward.
11. Dan Hamhuis, Canucks,
defenseman: Hamhuis is 33
but still is a reliable, consistent
two-way defender. The left-handed shot is perfect for a general
manager looking to plug a hole on
defense.
12. Eric Staal, New York
Rangers, center: The interest
level in Staal will depend on his
asking price. If he wants a longterm contract with a superstar
average salary, his list of suitors
will be shorter. He isn’t the offensive force he once was, but he is
still a smart competitor who can
help you win.
13. Thomas Vanek, Minnnesota Wild, right wing: Even
though the Wild bought out Vanek, he will draw interest if his
asking price is reasonable. Too
many teams are looking for scoring. He has scored 20 or more
goals in a season 10 times.
14. Jiri Hudler, Florida Panthers, right wing: Teams will
have to decide whether Hudler is
the 76-point scorer he was in
2014-15 or the 46-point scorer he
was last season.
15. Kyle Quincey, Red
Wings, defenseman: With
495 NHL games on his résumé,
the left-handed shot is more marketable than you think.
16. Lee Stempniak, Devils,
right wing: The versatile forward can play on the second or
third line and provide secondary
scoring.
17. David Perron, Anaheim
Ducks, left wing: He played
much better for the Ducks than
he did for the Pittsburgh Penguins last season. He has offensive sparkle, but he hasn’t been
consistent in his production.
18. Brian Campbell, Panthers, defenseman: Campbell,
37, who shoots left, had 31 points
last season. He could be a shortterm remedy for a team waiting
for its defensemen to mature.
19. Kris Russell, Stars, defenseman: He’s 5-11, but he can
have a big impact as a shot blocker. He has played 573 NHL
games. He shoots left.
20. Teddy Purcell, Panthers, right wing: He’s a good
fit for a team looking for secondary scoring. You can pencil him in
for 12 to 14 goals a season.
IN BRIEF
cident at about 9:30 a.m. at the
dealership. Tipton, a Detroit native, signed with the Indianapolis
Colts as an undrafted free agent
after the 2014 NFL draft. He
played in a combined 13 games in
the 2014 and 2015 seasons as a
backup running back, rushing for
27 yards on 12 attempts. He also
had six catches for 68 yards, including a touchdown. The Colts
waived Tipton in December.
GEOFF BURKE, USA TODAY SPORTS
A victory last weekend earned Billy
Hurley III a British Open invitation.
SISTER’S WEDDING TO KEEP
HURLEY FROM BRITISH OPEN
Billy Hurley III will not be playing in the British Open. He has a
wedding to go to. Hurley’s emotional victory Sunday in the
Quicken Loans National came
with perks, including playing
spots in this week’s World Golf
Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, next month’s British
Open and next year’s Masters. He
said Tuesday that he would not
be going to Scotland to play in the
game’s oldest championship. Instead, he’ll be going to a house
near his childhood home in Leesburg, Va., to attend the wedding
of his sister, Megan. “I wouldn’t
miss my sister’s wedding for the
world, and I think that at this
point in time for me and my family and the trajectory of our family, it’s very important for me to
be there to support her and her
new husband,” Hurley said.
— Steve DiMeglio
RUNNING BACK TIPTON DIES
FROM GUNSHOT WOUND
Former Central Michigan and
NFL running back Zurlon Tipton died Tuesday after he accidentally shot himself in the
stomach at a Roseville, Mich., car
dealership, according to the
Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office. Tipton, 26, was reaching into his vehicle to get a bag
containing two guns, and one of
the guns discharged, hitting him,
Roseville police said. Police said
they received notification from
St. John Hospital and Medical
Center in Detroit that Tipton
died from his injuries after the in-
NHL FINES CANUCKS $50,000
FOR GM’S TAMPERING
The NHL fined the Vancouver
Canucks $50,000 for tampering
after general manager Jim Benning mentioned specific players
the team might be interested in.
Benning noted the Canucks’ interest in Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban and
Tampa Bay Lightning captain
Steven Stamkos last week during a radio interview before the
NHL draft in Buffalo. NHL rules
bar teams from discussing their
interest in players who are under
contract. The one exception is
during a window of opportunity
that opened Saturday, when all
teams are allowed to contact
pending free agents but not allowed to sign them until July 1.
Benning commented two days
before that window.
DODGERS’ KERSHAW TO GET
AILING BACK EXAMINED
Clayton Kershaw, whose dominance has him on track for a potentially historic season, was
returning to Los Angeles to have
his ailing back examined, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said
Wednesday in Milwaukee. Kershaw, 28, is 11-2 with a 1.79 ERA
this season for the Dodgers but
emerged with back soreness Sunday after his latest start. Kershaw
gave up four runs — his most
since April 26 — and failed to
pitch into the seventh inning for
the second time in 16 starts this
season as the Dodgers fell to the
Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3.
PROCEDURE WILL SIDELINE
HORNETS’ KAMINSKY
The Charlotte Hornets said forward Frank Kaminsky would
have a minor procedure Wednes-
SERENA WILLIAMS: IT’S SAD PLAYERS SKIPPING OLYMPICS
WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND
Serena
Williams says she thinks it’s sad
that athletes are opting out of
the Summer Olympic Games in
Rio de Janeiro because of worries over the Zika virus.
“It’s probably one thing I have
that I love the most,” Williams
said of her Olympic medals. “For
me, I look at the Olympics as a
bonus opportunity.”
Williams was told of world
No. 1 golfer Jason Day’s announcement Tuesday that he
would not compete in the
Games. Golf is set to make its return to the Olympic program for
the first time in more than 100
years.
Williams is the defending
Olympic women’s champion in
singles and doubles. She won
doubles gold alongside sister
Venus in 2000 and 2008, as well.
“I think for me, the most important thing is knowledge and
day to repair a small pocket of air
between his lung and chest wall.
He will not participate in the Pro
Summer League in Orlando. The
recovery time for the procedure
is about six weeks, the team said
Tuesday. The Hornets said Kaminsky could have played with
the issue, adding the procedure
would help relieve discomfort. He
averaged 7.5 points, 4.1 rebounds
and 1.2 assists in 21.1 minutes per
game as a rookie last season.
protection, to know what I’m going into,” the world’s No. 1
female tennis player said. “It is
really one of the best experiences that I’ve ever had. It’s difficult
for someone that is in a sport
like golf because their main goal,
like tennis, is to win Slams.”
Asked if she thought Day and
others — including Rory McIlroy — are missing out on the
Olympics, Williams was unsure.
“I don’t know if they’re missing out. … I mean, everyone’s experience is different,” she said.
“My experience has been really
amazing at the Olympics. I really
loved going out there and competing, really just standing out
there and being an Olympic
athlete.”
She continued: “I think it is
sad. But at the same time I obviously understand where they’re
coming from and how they feel.
Part of me feels that way, too,
NBCUNIVERSAL TO PROVIDE
6,755 HOURS FROM RIO
NBCUniversal’s TV and digital
networks will show a record 6,755
hours of action during this summer’s Rio Olympics. The previous
high was 5,535 hours from the
2012 London Games. The main
NBC network will broadcast
more than 260 hours, including
the opening and closing ceremonies and extensive coverage of
swimming, gymnastics and track
and field, the company said Tuesday. Rio is one hour ahead of the
USA’s Eastern time zone. The last
Summer Olympics held in a time
zone close to those of the USA
was in Atlanta in 1996, when NBC
was the only network airing
events and showed 171 hours.
JAMES BANNER STAYING PUT
BRUCE THORSON, USA TODAY SPORTS
Anthony Marks drives in two runs
Tuesday as Coastal Carolina defeated Arizona 5-4 to force a deciding
Game 3 on Wednesday in the College
World Series.
LeBron James will continue to
soar over downtown Cleveland.
announced
Sherwin-Williams
Tuesday that it had changed
plans to remove a 10-story banner of James hanging from the
side of its headquarters. The
paint company had intended to
detach the banner and replace it
with one celebrating its 150th an-
SUSAN MULLANE, USA TODAY SPORTS
Serena Williams calls playing in the
Olympics a bonus opportunity.
which is why I’m going in with a
whole mind-set of how do I protect myself, how do I prevent
and also raise awareness for this.
That’s kind of how I’m looking at
it.”
Nick McCarvel
niversary. But public outcry
caused Sherwin-Williams to alter
those plans. Now the banner,
which hangs across the street
from Quicken Loans Arena, home
of the NBA champion Cleveland
Cavaliers, will be untouched.
“We’re committed to doing the
right thing for the people of this
great city. ... What better way to
celebrate our 150th year than
with an NBA championship,” said
John Morikis, the company
president and CEO.
WADA CLOSES ANTI-DOPING
LAB IN KAZAKHSTAN
Four days after shutting down
work at the Olympic drug testing
laboratory in Rio de Janeiro, the
World Anti-Doping Agency said it
had suspended another lab, this
one in Kazakhstan. WADA said
Tuesday that the Almaty lab’s accreditation was suspended Friday
for four months as “a direct result
of the more stringent quality assessment procedures enacted by
WADA.” WADA did not say how
exactly the Almaty lab failed to
pass such an assessment.
From staff and wire reports
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METS ROTATION PAYING PRICE
High-inning count
in 2015 catches up
to young pitchers
Bob Nightengale
[email protected]
USA TODAY Sports
Hall of Fame pitcher John
Smoltz loved the New York Mets’
vaunted rotation but feared this
would happen, watching the
Mets’ hopes of a dream season
devolve into a nightmare.
The Mets, who won the National League pennant last season
with one of the youngest and
most inexperienced rotations in
baseball, are paying a price.
“I feel bad for the Mets pitchers; they were not given a fair
chance,” Smoltz told USA TODAY
Sports. “I remember saying,
‘Careful what you wish for.’ I
don’t think there was any way
they could envision being in that
spot (a pennant race).
“Their stuff last year was off
the charts. But you cannot do
what those young guys did again
with no experience and the mindset they were dealing with. The
way baseball is played now,
there’s no way a young pitching
staff can be prepared to do this.
“In theory, this would have
been the year, not last year, where
all of the eggs are pointed the
right way and they dominated.”
The Mets rotation is not broken, but it is frayed. Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz are
pitching with bone spurs that
could, particularly in Matz’s case,
require season-ending or afterthe-season surgery. Matt Harvey
has been a shadow of himself
with a 4-9 record and 4.64 ERA
entering Tuesday’s start. Jacob
deGrom (3-4, 2.67 ERA) missed
time with an injury to a muscle in
his back, and only 43-year old
Bartolo Colon (5-4, 2.86) has
been pain-free and living up to
expectations.
Mets general manager Sandy
Alderson told reporters Tuesday
that Syndergaard’s bone spur was
insignificant and Matz must decide whether he can tolerate the
discomfort. If the pain becomes
unbearable, he would have surgery and miss the rest of the season. The Mets were hoping that
starter Zack Wheeler would be
BRAD PENNER, USA TODAY SPORTS
Mets pitcher Steven Matz (bone chips) has an ERA more than a full run higher than last season.
ready after having Tommy John
elbow surgery in March 2015, but
he had a setback expected to delay him at least until August.
Simply, the young staff, with no
one outside Colon having pitched
more than one complete season
in the major leagues, wasn’t ready
for the grind of last year. The
Mets were in a tight division race,
won the NL East and beat the Los
Angeles Dodgers and Chicago
Cubs in the NL playoffs before
falling to the Kansas City Royals
in a five-game World Series.
The season lasted a month
longer than anyone had envisioned. Harvey, Syndergaard and
deGrom each pitched more innings than in any other season in
their professional careers, most
of the stressful variety after the
All-Star break. And every inning
you pitch in the postseason,
Smoltz says, is equivalent to 21⁄2
times a regular-season inning.
“Imagine surpassing your in-
nings in the regular season, with
the intensity of those games, and
then pitching all of those postseason games, too,” Smoltz said. “I
mean, you look at deGrom. He
emptied the tank in those postseason games. Going forward, you
knew they were going to have issues — ‘How do I rebound? How
am I supposed to feel? What’s the
difference between pitching with
soreness or risking injury?’
“That’s what they’re going
through now.”
What makes it worse is the
scrutiny and swirling talk of
health issues surrounding their
starts. The focus Monday was
about Matz’s bone chips. After
Syndergaard gave up a seasonhigh five runs in three innings
against the Washington Nationals, the conversation shifted to his
bone chip and the health of his
arm; he had an MRI after his previous start in New York.
“It would be nice just to talk
about pitching and not worrying
about anything else,” Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters.
“But that’s not the case. Now our
conversations are always going to
be about, ‘Are they hurt?’
“I’m a little tired of that.”
The trouble the Mets have is
that the talk won’t go away. The
players were rushed to the big
leagues and never really learned
how to pitch without their blazing fastballs.
Gone are the days of Hall of
Famer Greg Maddux, who threw
at least 200 innings for 19 consecutive years, including the playoffs,
and pitched with a bone spur.
Maddox learned how to pitch by
throwing 491 innings in the minors, recording 19 complete
games.
Syndergaard, 23, is the only
Mets starter outside of Colon
who has pitched at least 400 minor league innings. The young
quartet combined for three com-
plete games in the minors.
“Those guys never had that
natural increase,” Smoltz said.
“You need to learn how to pitch
in the minors or even on a bigleague developing team. That’s
what we did in Atlanta. But in this
lack of a patient world, we get
them up and get them in. We’re
fast-breaking because their stuff
is so good. We get success at a
lower salary, maximize their effort and turn the page.
“As soon as someone’s velocity
drops, that’s all that’s talked about
instead of learning how to pitch
at a lower velocity. The controlled
effort to control injuries, it may
sound good on paper, but it’s a
warped philosophy. We are training guys for sprints, not
marathons.”
If it were up to Leo Mazzone,
the Atlanta Braves’ pitching
coach during their 14-year postseason run, radar guns would be
outlawed through high school.
The Braves actually had pitchers
throw two bullpen sessions between starts.
“Everybody talks about velocity, but I’m finding out that guys
aren’t throwing as much as they
used to,” said Mazzone, who
spent 28 years in the Braves organization. “It’s less often with
more exertion instead of more often with less exertion.
“You’re supposed to grow into
your velocity and have secondary
pitches, but no one learns how to
pitch in the minors anymore.
“It’s not about, ‘How hard can
you throw a baseball?’ How
about, ‘Can you pitch?’ ”
Smoltz, who stressed these
points during his Hall of Fame
speech, frets over a future with
six-man rotations, the need for
30 pitchers over a season and incessant pitching changes. He says
he’s willing to talk about it, but no
one seems to be listening.
“I may be wrong, but I believe
in the next five years this game
could be in big trouble if we keep
going the way we’re going,”
Smoltz said. “If this stays the way
it is, you’re going to have the
sixth, seventh and eighth innings
of games eaten up by six or seven
And
that’s
not
relievers.
sustainable.
“The way we’re going now,
guys pitching 200 innings will be
a freak of nature. It’s sad.”
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Patience key in forging Simmons-Nike deal
Jeff Zillgitt
@jeffzillgitt
USA TODAY Sports
From the beginning of negotiations with Nike and Adidas for a
shoe and apparel deal, Ben Simmons sought a lucrative contract
beyond the norm for an NBA rookie, even for the player who was
the No. 1 overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in last week’s draft.
Simmons’
representatives,
Rich Paul and Mark Termini of
Klutch Sports Group, developed a
plan predicated on patience. The
first best deal wasn’t the one they
were going to take.
On May 5, Simmons and his
reps met with Adidas in Los Angeles, and four days later they
met with Nike in Portland, Ore.
For the next month, Paul, CEO
of Klutch Sports and Simmons’
agent, and Termini, the attorney
and contract negotiator for
Klutch, bargained with both
companies.
On June 6, Simmons signed a
five-year, guaranteed $20 million
contract with Nike, multiple people with direct knowledge of the
DAVID RICHARD, USA TODAY SPORTS
Ben Simmons, center, sits courtside next to his agent, Rich
Paul, second from left, at a Cavaliers game in March.
deal told USA TODAY Sports.
They requested anonymity because they were not authorized to
speak publicly about the contract.
The deal also includes bonuses
that could push the value above
$20 million. Some bonuses are
achievable with solid efforts such
as making the all-rookie team or
winning the rookie of the year
award, and some, such as firstteam all-NBA and MVP, are difficult to attain.
But if Simmons turns into a
once-in-a-generation player, bonuses could send the deal above
$40 million.
What makes this deal unique?
Nike doesn’t normally do deals at
this base salary or include a bonus package at the level contained in Simmons’ contract,
according to people with knowledge of the contract. The deal
also goes higher than what recent
No. 1 picks have received in shoe
and apparel contracts.
Simmons was the No. 1 target
for Nike and Adidas, and the final
offers from both companies were
higher than the original offers.
Adidas made a serious push and
appealed to Simmons’ personality with personalized videos featuring DJ Khaled and Pusha T.
Even with Klutch’s connection
to Nike — Paul represents the
Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron
James, who has a lifetime deal
with Nike — Adidas wasn’t ruled
out from the start despite perceptions that Simmons-to-Nike was
a done deal, multiple people told
USA TODAY Sports.
Adidas made a competitive offer that has been described as in
the ballpark compared to Nike’s
offer, but Adidas’ offer also came
with restrictions that reduced the
deal’s value if he didn’t meet specific statistical benchmarks, according to multiple people.
Nike is a behemoth in the basketball sneaker world, claiming
more than 90% of that market. It
has James, Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis, while Jordan Brand,
a subsidiary of Nike, has Chris
Paul and Carmelo Anthony. More
NBA players wear Nike or Jordan
Brand than the other shoe companies combined.
Simmons’ potential to turn
into a star helped him in the negotiations with Nike. Nike had
lost Stephen Curry to Under Armour in 2013, and an ESPN story
published in March painted an
unflattering picture of Nike’s attempt to keep Curry.
The patient approach proved
the right way to go. Klutch Sports
distanced Simmons from the fallout of his only season at LSU. As
the calendar moved toward the
draft, companies began to see
Simmons’ value as an endorser.
He also signed deals with Foot
Locker, Beats by Dre and Upper
Deck. Ultimately, Nike wasn’t
willing to risk losing a potential
star to another brand.
Defensive wiz Ryan pushed envelope
Nate Davis
@ByNateDavis
USA TODAY Sports
Buddy Ryan’s career path
wound through some of pro football’s most memorable chapters.
He was a defensive assistant
for the 1968 New York Jets, who
smothered the heavily favored
Baltimore Colts in their shocking
Super Bowl III upset. Ryan
coached the Minnesota Vikings’
famed Purple People Eaters defensive line in the 1970s.
But he’d leave an indelible imprint as the cocky mastermind of
the 1985 Chicago Bears’ groundbreaking and havoc-generating
“46 defense,” regarded as the best
ever by some after it allowed 10
points in three playoff games, including two shutouts, in the franchise’s march to its only Super
Bowl title. The unit’s success frequently overshadowed the rest of
the team, fueling Ryan’s eversimmering feud with head coach
Mike Ditka.
Ryan’s one-liners and oppressive defenses during his subsequent (and tumultuous) head
coaching stints with the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals rarely failed to make
headlines. So did his infamous
sideline sucker punch of fellow
Houston Oilers assistant Kevin
Gilbride during the 1993 season.
Ryan, who served with the U.S.
Army in the Korean War before
becoming a coach, died Tuesday
at 85. No cause was given, but he
had battled cancer in recent
years.
“His knowledge, passion for
football and the love he had for
his players and coaches are traits
that have shaped and influenced
so many careers, including my
own,” said Los Angeles Rams
coach Jeff Fisher, who played and
coached under Ryan.
Ryan’s twin sons, Buffalo Bills
head coach Rex Ryan and assistant Rob Ryan, have extended
their father’s legacy, creating defenses designed to punish quarterbacks on the field while
typically earning respect and loyalty from their players off of it —
all the while rattling off viral
sound bites with reckless
abandon.
Ryan, who employed his sons
on his Cardinals staff, couldn’t
have been prouder.
“For Rob and me, we’ve had
the great fortune of sharing the
coaching profession that he was
so proud of and cherished so
much,” Rex Ryan said. “There is
no way we can possibly begin to
measure how much football we
have learned from him over the
years, and we are forever thankful
to him for instilling within us his
unwavering love for the game of
football.”
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Buddy Ryan was the architect
of the 1985 Bears defense.
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TENNIS
GERMAN TEEN
ZVEREV MOVES
UP IN RANK
Youth impressing
the tennis elite
Nick McCarvel
@NickMcCarvel
Special for USA TODAY Sports
WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND The sitting forehand volley was there —
well above the net — for Alexander Zverev, a lanky German teenager with wavy boy band hair and
a serve that rivals that of Roger
Federer.
Then, he missed it.
At Indian Wells this year, Zverev, who goes by the nickname
“Sascha,” had Rafael Nadal on the
ropes in the fourth round. A single string dangling, actually, as
Zverev charged in and chased after a volley. But then the ball was
in the net, and Nadal won the
next three games — and the
match.
“Being that close to beating
someone like that and in the end
losing, it was a little difficult for
me mentally,” Zverev, 19, said in a
phone interview last week. “I
didn’t know how to handle the
situation better. That match
helped me a lot to become a better player to know what to do in
the deciding moments. That was
for sure the most painful loss I’ve
had so far.”
“So far” isn’t very far for 6-6
Zverev, who at No. 28 in the
world is the fastest-rising tennis
star you’ve yet to hear of. Two
weeks ago he crossed that precious finish line against Federer,
stunning a childhood idol in front
of home fans in Halle, Germany.
Zverev, who grew up in tennis
following his older brother Mischa, is the first teenager to be
ranked inside the top 30 in 10
years, since Novak Djokovic in
2006.
The expectations are mounting
for Zverev, who moves like a
swift-footed giraffe on the court,
his lion’s mane of hair billowing
SHAUN BOTTERILL, GETTY IMAGES
Alexander Zverev of Germany is the first teenager to be ranked inside the top 30 since Novak Djokovic in 2006.
behind a headband. Like contemporaries Nick Kyrgios, Dominic
Thiem and Borna Coric, he wants
generation next to be generation
now, though his patience is what
has so far set him apart.
“I’ve been doing this for nearly
30 years, and to have a 19-yearold kid embrace what’s necessary
to win in the long term at the tender age of 19, that is just extraordinary,” says his agent, Patricio
Apey, who once represented Andy Murray.
Zverev hasn’t had to learn the
ropes of the pro tour as he’s blossomed, however. Mischa, a journeyman at 28, having been
ranked as high as No. 45 in the
world, has served as a de facto
chaperone and guide on tour to
his little bro.
The benefit?
A hard-charging teenager with
unabated hunger in his eyes.
“The kid just keeps improving
month to month, not year to
year,” says commentator Tracy
Austin, who knows a thing or two
about teen success. “It’s just every
single time he plays a tournament, it seems like he’s gaining
valuable experience and knowledge and seems to have this very
pretty all-court game already.”
Germany hasn’t had a bona
fide tennis star since Steffi Graf
was a dominant force in the early
1990s. Boris Becker is still the
country’s most famous male player, though those who came after
him, such as Rainer Schuettler,
Nicolas Kiefer and Tommy Haas,
had their share of top-10 successes.
Germany wants a megastar,
however. Is Zverev it?
“They wait for the next Grand
Slam champion in Germany,”
Haas says, offering Angelique
Kerber’s rise in stature in the
country since her Australian
Open win in January. “It always
seemed like what I was achieving
wasn’t enough. I reached No. 2 in
the world, but they wanted to see
someone win majors. The expectations are really high after Graf
and Becker.”
For now, however, Zverev
doesn’t expect himself to win majors. At least, not immediately.
His Wimbledon campaign started
Tuesday when he won the first
two sets against Frenchman PaulHenri Mathieu in a match that
will be resumed Wednesday. Tomas Berdych, the No. 10 seed and
a 2010 finalist here, looms in the
third round should he win.
“Right now it’s a learning procedure,” Zverev says. “You have to
become the best player you can
for later in your career. There are
no goals to win Wimbledon this
year. Yes, it would be nice, but it’s
more about preparing yourself
for later years when you can win
it.”
But there are always road
bumps: injuries, burnout, distractions. Zverev is soft-spoken in
person, but on court he can be fiery, quick-lipped with chair umpires and unafraid to complain
about the minor things that bother him.
In his interview with USA TODAY Sports, Zverev didn’t want to
waste a moment, so he took the
phone call on the physio’s table,
getting his massage during an
exhibition event before Wimbledon.
It’s a kind of approach that
even Federer has taken notice of.
“I think every day that goes by
he’s going to learn more and only
going to become stronger,” Federer said this year. “This is, if you
like, the weakest Zverev we’ll ever
see. He will only get better from
here. … For the next few years
now he will get so good that I
hope he will compete at the top,
top 10 at least, if not then top 5
and No. 1.
“No. 1 is always a big ask. A lot
of things need to align for that:
consistency, fitness, mental. I
hope he can do it. I think he’s a
great talent.”
He used that Nadal loss — the
haunting vision of his sitter volley
into the net — to fuel him against
Federer two weeks ago, but after
that semifinal triumph he fell
short in the championship match.
That loss didn’t sit well with
young Sascha.
“Beating someone like Roger
on one of his favorite courts,
where he has won eight titles,
that was something special for
me,” he says. “It was a positive
week for me, even if I wanted to
get the title and didn’t. You can’t
always get what you want.”
Despite opt-outs, don’t
dismiss Olympic golf
Steve DiMeglio
ERICH SCHLEGEL,
USA TODAY SPORTS
@steve_dimeglio
USA TODAY Sports
Missy
Franklin
finished
seventh in
the 100meter
backstroke
finals.
Franklin misses out
in 100 backstroke
Nicole Auerbach
@NicoleAuerbach
USA TODAY Sports
OMAHA Missy Franklin’s smile belied her
pain. But her voice grew shaky as she
spoke the words few who watched her
swim four years ago expected to hear three
nights into the U.S. Olympic trials.
“Right now, I need to make the team in
whatever way that looks like,” Franklin
said. “I need to make the team.”
Franklin was a non-factor in the women’s 100-meter backstroke final Tuesday,
finishing seventh in the event she won in
the London Olympics. She’d struggled, too,
during the preliminary heat, barely sneaking into the final in an outside lane. Olivia
Smoliga and Kathleen Baker were the top
two finishers in the final, securing spots on
the U.S. Olympic roster for Rio.
Franklin, 21, has been one of the most
prominent names in U.S. swimming since
taking home five Olympic medals four
years ago. She’s also in significant danger
of failing to qualify for any individual
events if she swims the rest of the week the
way she did Tuesday. Franklin has the 100
freestyle, 200 free and 200 backstroke left,
but she’s fallen behind early in most of her
races thus far.
It’s been tough, too, to be one of the
marquee swimmers entering 2016. There
were sponsorship obligations, media requests — all sorts of things that took her
focus away from training.
“I think I’m dealing with a little bit more
pressure than I ever have before,” Franklin
said. “But that’s all part of the process,
learning how to deal with it and learning
how to move forward.
“All I can do is the best I can do. I had a
race strategy; I went out and I did it. It just
wasn’t good enough.
“You definitely have a bit more on your
shoulders than normal (as the defending
Olympic gold medalist). It’s going to be
really hard not doing that race this summer, but I cannot wait to watch Kathleen
and Olivia do it.”
Franklin isn’t the only big-name swimmer to stumble early. Ryan Lochte has
missed two opportunities to qualify in individual events — the 400 individual medley and the 200 freestyle — and is dealing
with a painful groin injury that he suffered
during the 400 IM preliminaries.
Lochte finished fourth in the 200 free
Tuesday, earning a spot on the 4x200 relay
team. He breathed a sigh of relief that he’s
Rio-bound, but he couldn’t hide his disappointment in his performance so far.
“You can never go in knowing that
you’re going to make the team,” said
Lochte, an 11-time Olympic medalist.
“You’re never 100% sure, especially in the
U.S. because we’re so strong. You’ve just
got to hope and believe that you can.
“I’m just happy that I’m going to Rio and
that I’m representing my country at the
highest stage in sports.”
AKRON, OHIO Alarmists are pronouncing
golf’s demise in the Olympics as one defection after another weakens
ANALYSIS the strength of the field, the
latest nail in the coffin being
world No. 1 Jason Day’s decision not to play.
Hold the hammer.
At least for now.
While more players likely will opt out of
playing in the Rio Games in August, citing
various reasons from the Zika virus to security issues, from scheduling to travel to
political upheaval in Brazil, the field for the
men’s tournament presently would include seven of the top-10 players in the
world, as well as No. 11 Sergio Garcia and
reigning Masters champion Danny Willett.
And not one of the top players in women’s golf has decided to pull out.
While the absence of Day, who withdrew
Tuesday citing the Zika virus, four-time
major winner Rory McIlroy and 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott dilutes the
field, it is far from drained.
The show will go on after a 112-year absence. And while it might not be Hamilton
on Broadway, it’s still going to be a pretty
darn good show. Golf will be the better for
it no matter the field because, let’s face it,
those watching the world over who don’t
know Rory McIlroy from Roy McAvoy or
Henrik Stenson from Happy Gilmore will
be exposed to the game.
Yes, the list of withdrawals will be
amended, and no one should begrudge any
player’s decision not to go to the Marvelous City presently facing dire challenges.
Shane Lowry, who finished in a tie for second in the U.S. Open, dropped out Tuesday
shortly after Day. Also among those not
playing are major champions Charl
Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen and Vijay
Singh.
World No. 2 Jordan Spieth is uncertain
about his participation, with concerns for
his own safety chief among his uneasiness.
But he has always said he’d love to be a part
of it.
World No. 3 and U.S. Open champ Dustin Johnson said he will play, as have No. 5
THOMAS J. RUSSO, USA TODAY SPORTS
Rory McIlroy, left, and Jason Day have
opted out of the Rio Olympics.
Stenson and No. 10 Justin Rose. Garcia is a
definite; No. 7 Rickie Fowler is a maybe
right now.
And No. 6 Bubba Watson is all in.
“I can’t wait,” Watson said Tuesday
at Firestone Country Club as he prepped
for the World Golf ChampionshipsBridgestone Invitational.
Watson nonetheless will have to wait,
because he’ll be defending his title at The
Travelers the week before the Games begin, negating his appearance in the opening ceremony.
But that just tempers his enthusiasm a
tad.
“The positives outweigh the negatives,”
said Watson, who did add that if he and his
wife, Angie, could have kids, he wouldn’t
go. They have adopted two children.
“When you’re done with your career, the
significance for my own personal satisfaction of being an Olympic athlete is huge.
I’m not even talking about winning a medal. I’m talking about competing as an
Olympic athlete.
“And I’ve got tickets from Monday night
through Saturday night of different events.
I’m going to be a fan of the Olympics. ...
“I have no concerns. The only concern I
have, if there is one, is I’m a really picky
eater. So I have to make sure I get the right
food down there.”
Day said it was a very difficult decision
to make. Citing the Zika virus, he said he
just could not put his family at risk. But he
did say golf in the Rio Olympics is not at
risk of being a failure.
“There’s not going to be an asterisk, I
don’t think,” Day said. “The competition is
going to be great regardless.”
USA TODAY
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
SPORTS 5C
E4
PAT SUMMITT
Coach set the standard
for women’s sports
Dan Fleser
CAROLYN KASTER, AP
Pat Summit receives the
Presidential Medal of Freedom in May 2012.
@fleserKNS
USA TODAY Sports
Kara Lawson summed up the
end product of Pat Summitt’s career in dramatic fashion Tuesday.
The former Tennessee women’s basketball point guard took
her turn at the Ray and Lucy
Hand Studio expounding on the
career of the Lady Vols coaching
legend, who died that morning.
Lawson described Summitt as
“the most important figure in the
history of the sport.”
Former Tennessee football
coach Phillip Fulmer appeared
later and essentially covered the
foundation of Summitt’s 1,098 career victories and eight national
championships by extolling some
key virtues.
“Pat was way ahead of the
game in women’s basketball as to
how she coached and recruited,”
he said. “She set the entire standard for everybody out there
that’s being successful now.”
No less important, though,
were some key Summitt moments during her early years.
They helped shape the stature of
the Lady Vols program and
changed the game at the high
school level in the state of
Tennessee.
Summitt became Tennessee’s
coach in 1974. Her hiring came
two years after the passage of Title IX legislation, which federally
mandated equal opportunity for
women in school.
Bob Kesling, the university’s
director of broadcasting, once
was the radio voice of the Lady
Vols. He recalled the game
against Texas on Dec. 9, 1987, at
Thompson-Boling Arena. A
crowd of 24,563 turned out,
which was then a world record
for single-game attendance at a
women’s basketball game.
“It just showed you how far
she took the program,” he said,
PATRICIA SUE
HEAD SUMMITT
Born: June 14, 1952, in Clarksville, Tenn.
Education: University of Tennessee-Martin, where she
was an All-America basketball player and earned a
bachelor’s in physical education. Earned a master’s in
physical education from
Tennessee-Knoxville.
Family: Summitt is survived
by her mother, Hazel Albright
Head; son, Ross “Tyler” Summitt; sister, Linda; brothers,
Tommy, Charles and Kenneth.
Halls of Fame: Inducted in
2000 into Naismith Memorial
Basketball Hall of Fame; 1999
into Women’s Basketball Hall
of Fame; 1996 into National
Association for Sport and
Physical Education’s Hall of
Fame; 1990 into Women’s
Sports Foundation Hall of
Fame; also in Tennessee
Women’s Hall of Fame.
Coaching career: 38 seasons, all at Tennessee, 1,098208 (.841), most wins for a
basketball coach at any fouryear college or university,
ELSA, GETTY IMAGES
Kara Lawson praised Summitt’s importance to sports.
DALE ERNSBERGER, THE (NASHVILLE) TENNESSEAN
Summitt starred internationally as player and coach.
H. DARR BEISER, USA TODAY SPORTS
AP FILE PHOTO BY PAT SULLIVAN
Pat Summitt had 1,098 career wins, the most in men’s or
women’s college basketball.
Summitt and son Tyler, 5,
celebrate a 1996 title.
“from a day when she was handing out tickets just to get people
to come to the game to selling out
Thompson-Boling Arena.”
Kesling recounted another
poignant moment that characterized Summitt’s passion for advancing the sport. The Lady Vols
played a game at LSU in 1979 that
was the opener of doubleheader
featuring a Tennessee-LSU men’s
game. The women’s game went
“I think that was a motivating
factor for Pat that no more was
women’s basketball treated as a
stepchild or second-hand citizen.
She talked about that game for
years after that. It was a milestone fighting for her sport, fighting for her players.”
men’s or women’s, with 47%
of games against ranked
opponents and a 440-168
record (.724); faced 164 different opponents over 35 conferences; 2000 Naismith
coach of the century. Seventime NCAA coach of the year,
eight NCAA championships
(1987, ’89, ’91, ’96, ’97, ’98 with
a 39-0 record, 2007, ’08),
second to Connecticut’s Geno
Auriemma (11) among NCAA
Division I women’s coaches.
Eighteen Final Four appearances, most among all Division I coaches (men or women). Sixteen Southeastern
Conference titles and 16 SEC
tournament titles, eight-time
SEC coach of the year; played
on the USA’s silver medal
team in the 1976 Summer
Games in Montreal, coached
the U.S. team to a gold medal in the 1984 Summer Games
in Los Angeles, becoming the
first in U.S. Olympic basketball history to play on and
coach medal-winning teams.
Among players coached:
Candace Parker, Kara Lawson, Tamika Catchings, Cha-
overtime, and the coaches were
given the option of five minutes
of running clock or playing overtime after the men’s game. Summitt wanted to play immediately
and Tennessee lost 85-80.
“Pat was just livid, not just
about that they lost, she was upset about that, but she was mad
because her team, her players,
her sport was disrespected,” Kesling said.
mique Holdsclaw, Nikki
McCray
Honors: Courts at TennesseeMartin (Pat Head Summitt
Court) and Tennessee (The
Summitt) named in her honor. There also are streets
named after her on those
campuses; the SummittWooden Room at NCAA
headquarters; 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom;
2012 Billie Jean King Legacy
Award from the U.S. Tennis
Association; 2011 Mildred
“Babe” Didrikson Zaharias
Courage Award from the
United States Sports Academy; 2011 “Sports Illustrated”
Sportswoman of the Year;
2009 WNBA Inspiring Coach
Award; one of “America’s
Best Leaders for 2007” as
released by “U.S. News &
World Report”; among the
“1998 Women of the Year” by
“Glamour”; only woman on
“The Sporting News” list of 50
Greatest Coaches of All-Time.
Foundation: The Pat Summitt
Foundation, begun in 2011 “to
help find a cure for Alzheimer’s so that one day no family
Fleser writes for the Knoxville News
Sentinel, part of the USA TODAY
NETWORK.
has to hear that a loved one
has been diagnosed with
Alzheimer’s disease.”
Author: “Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant
Losses, and a Life in Perspective” (with Sally Jenkins), 2013;
“Raise the Roof: The Inspiring
Inside Story of the Tennessee
Lady Vols’ Undefeated 199798 Season” (with Jenkins),
1998; “Reach for the Summitt”
(with Jenkins), 1998
Trivia: When she arrived in
Knoxville she never corrected
her mentors when they shortened her name from Patricia
to Pat. She had always gone
by Tricia or Trish.
Quote: “Pat’s gift has always
been her ability to push those
around her to new heights,
and over the last 38 years her
unique approach has resulted in both unparalleled success on the court and unrivaled loyalty from those who
know her and those whose
lives she has touched.”
— President Obama, in 2012
Rachel Shuster
‘A role
model to
millions’
President Obama released a
statement Tuesday on the death of
legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt:
Nobody walked off a college
basketball court victorious more
times than Tennessee’s Pat Summitt. For four decades, she outworked her rivals, made winning
an attitude, loved her players like
family and became a role model to
millions of Americans, including
our two daughters. Her unparalleled success includes never recording a losing season in 38 years
of coaching, but also, and more importantly, a 100% graduation rate
among her players who completed
their athletic eligibility. Her legacy,
however, is measured much more
by the generations of young women and men who admired Pat’s intense
competitiveness
and
character, and as a result found in
themselves the confidence to practice hard, play harder, and live
with courage on and off the court.
As Pat once said in recalling her
achievements, “What I see are not
the numbers. I see their faces.”
Pat learned early on that everyone should be treated the same.
When she would play basketball
against her older brothers in the
family barn, they didn’t treat her
any differently and certainly didn’t
go easy on her. Later, her Hall of
Fame career would tell the story of
the historic progress toward equality in American athletics that she
helped advance. Pat started playing college hoops before Title IX
and started coaching before the
NCAA recognized women’s basketball as a sport. When she took
the helm at Tennessee as a 22year-old, she had to wash her players’ uniforms; by the time Pat
stepped down as the Lady Vols’
head coach, her teams wore eight
championship rings and had cut
down nets in sold-out stadiums.
Pat was a patriot who earned
Olympic medals for America as a
player and a coach, and I was honored to award her the Presidential
Medal of Freedom. She was a
proud Tennessean who, when she
went into labor while on a recruiting visit, demanded the pilot return to Knoxville so her son could
be born in her home state. And she
was an inspiring fighter. Even after
Alzheimer’s started to soften her
memory, and she began a public
and brave fight against that terrible disease, Pat had the grace and
perspective to remind us that
“God doesn’t take things away to
be cruel. … He takes things away to
lighten us. He takes things away so
we can fly.”
Michelle and I send our condolences to Pat Summitt’s family —
which includes her former players
and fans on Rocky Top and across
America.
Women owe debt of gratitude to pioneer
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floor.
They did this willingly, even
happily. They didn’t know what
they didn’t have. “We played because we loved the game,” Summitt said years later. “We didn’t
think anything about it.”
Everything was new in women’s
sports back then — even the game
itself. Summitt grew up at a time
when girls played six-person basketball, which meant three played
offense, three played defense, and
no one but a rover was allowed to
cross halfcourt. The theory was
that girls might not be able to give
birth someday, or something or
other, if they ran full court as kids.
Tell these stories to a 12-yearold girl playing AAU basketball, or
the high school girl playing travel
soccer, or a college women’s lacrosse star, and we know how
they’ll react. They’ll laugh out
loud, as well they should. It’s unimaginable to them that that’s how
women’s sports in America got
their start.
But that is exactly how they began, with women like Summitt
washing jerseys while drawing up
inbounds plays. Title IX, the law
that continues to empower millions of U.S. girls and women
through sports, was signed by
President Nixon in 1972. Summitt
started coaching Tennessee women’s hoops two years later. We
can’t separate one from the other.
Just as crusading tennis star
and women’s rights advocate Billie
Jean King is forever linked with
the early rumblings of Title IX, so,
too, is Summitt. But there is a difference. King came from tennis,
one of the few sports considered
“acceptable” for girls and women
as far back as the 1950s and 1960s.
2008 PHOTO BY H. DARR BEISER, USA TODAY SPORTS
Pat Summitt’s success at Tennessee was a game changer
for women’s team sports.
Acceptance for women’s team
sports came a generation later, if
it has come at all. Many adore the
U.S. women’s soccer team and our
college women’s basketball programs, but there still are dark
corners of American life (sexist
sports talk radio, that’s you) where
even now, women in basketball uniforms are ridiculed rather
than revered.
That makes Summitt’s grand
cultural success at Tennessee all
the more meaningful. She turned a
women’s sports team into a national brand in the 1980s and
1990s. And she did it not by playing by the old, demure, ladylike
rules of women’s sports, but by
crashing the boys’ sports party.
She wasn’t subtle. She could be
mean. She yelled. A lot. She took
over every room she entered. She
stared down anyone who crossed
her. (If it happened to you, and it
happened to me, you never forgot
it.)
She showed that a woman could
be tough and unrelenting and
powerful — and be rewarded for it.
Mostly, she wanted to win. And
win and win and win. And she did,
more than anyone else who has
ever coached the college game,
male or female. She was a women’s
basketball coach, yes, but she real-
ly was a basketball coach who happened to be a woman.
By every measure, Pat Summitt
was a success. Check that. Pat
Summitt is a success. She sadly is
gone, but everything she worked
for lives on.
Perhaps in her dreams she pictured the year 2016 in women’s
sports. Perhaps not. But we’re all
here, from the T-ball players and
littlest somersaulters to the young
travel players and the house-leaguers, from the high school allstars to the college veterans to the
weekend hackers to every single
woman preparing for Rio.
And we have just one thing to
say:
Thank you.
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@cbrennansports to keep up with
all the latest sports issues.
6C SPORTS
E6
MLB SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East
Baltimore
Boston
Toronto
New York
Tampa Bay
W
45
42
41
37
32
L
30
35
37
39
44
Pct.
.600
.545
.526
.487
.421
GB
—
4
51/2
81/2
131/2
Strk.
W-5
W-1
L-2
L-3
L-1
Central
Cleveland
Kansas City
Detroit
Chicago
Minnesota
W
46
40
39
38
25
L
30
36
38
39
51
Pct.
.605
.526
.506
.494
.329
GB
—
6
71/2
81/2
21
Strk.
W-10
L-1
W-1
L-1
W-2
West
Texas
Houston
Seattle
Oakland
Los Angeles
W
51
40
38
33
32
L
27
37
38
43
45
Pct.
.654
.519
.500
.434
.416
GB
—
101/2
12
17
181/2
Strk.
W-4
W-1
L-1
W-1
L-1
Last
10
7-3
4-6
4-6
5-5
1-9
Last
10
10-0
5-5
5-5
5-5
5-5
Last
10
8-2
8-2
3-7
6-4
3-7
Home
31-13
23-18
19-17
21-18
16-21
Away
14-17
19-17
22-20
16-21
16-23
Home
23-12
27-11
22-16
19-19
15-25
Away
23-18
13-25
17-22
19-20
10-26
Home
28-12
22-15
17-19
16-22
16-24
Away
23-15
18-22
21-19
17-21
16-21
NATIONAL LEAGUE
East
Washington
New York
Miami
Philadelphia
Atlanta
W
45
40
41
33
26
L
32
35
36
45
51
Pct.
.584
.533
.532
.423
.338
GB
—
4
4
121/2
19
Strk.
W-2
L-2
L-1
W-1
L-2
Central
Chicago
St. Louis
Pittsburgh
Milwaukee
Cincinnati
W
49
40
37
34
29
L
26
36
40
42
48
Pct.
.653
.526
.481
.447
.377
GB
—
91/2
13
151/2
21
Strk.
W-1
W-1
L-1
L-2
L-1
West
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Colorado
Arizona
San Diego
W
49
43
37
36
33
L
29
36
39
43
44
Pct.
.628
.544
.487
.456
.429
GB
—
61/2
11
131/2
151/2
Strk.
L-1
W-2
W-3
L-3
L-1
Last
10
3-7
4-6
6-4
3-7
5-5
Last
10
4-6
5-5
4-6
4-6
3-7
Last
10
7-3
7-3
5-5
6-4
6-4
Home
21-12
19-16
21-19
16-22
11-31
Away
24-20
21-19
20-17
17-23
15-20
Home
25-11
15-21
22-19
21-19
18-23
Away
24-15
25-15
15-21
13-23
11-25
Home
24-15
23-15
18-18
13-26
18-22
Away
25-14
20-21
19-21
23-17
15-22
TUESDAY’S RESULTS
American League
Texas 7, N.Y. Yankees 1
Boston 8, Tampa Bay 2
National League
N.Y. Mets at Washington
Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati
Interleague
Cleveland 5, Atlanta 3
Detroit 7, Miami 5
St. Louis 8, Kansas City 4
Minnesota 4, Chicago White Sox 0
Houston at L.A. Angels
L.A. Dodgers 6, Milwaukee 5
Philadelphia at Arizona
Toronto at Colorado
Baltimore at San Diego
Oakland at San Francisco
WEDNESDAY’S GAMES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
2016 Statistics
Pct.
WHIP
ERA
IP
K
Boston at Tampa Bay, 12:10 p.m. ET
(Line: BOS -165)
.667
1.22
4.68
.375
1.37
5.04
102.0
89.1
110
84
Houston at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. ET
(Line: HOU -140)
.308
1.43
5.35
.500
1.44
5.24
101.0
89.1
89
51
(Line: NYY -195)
.500
1.77
5.54
.714
1.03
3.01
13.0
98.2
5
75
(Line: CWS -113)
1.35
4.95
91.0
3.07 15.80 13.2
74
8
Pitchers
BOS: Price (L)
TB: Moore (L)
HOU: Keuchel (L)
LAA: Weaver (R)
GS
W-L
16
15
8-4
3-5
16
15
4-9
6-6
Texas at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET
TEX: Martinez (R)
NYY: Tanaka (R)
2
15
1-1
5-2
Minnesota at Chi. White Sox, 8:10 p.m. ET
MIN: Nolasco (R)
CWS: Shields (R)
15
4
3-5
0-2
.375
.000
Chi. Cubs at Cincinnati, 12:35 p.m. ET
CHC: Hendricks (R)
CIN: Reed (L)
14
2
(Line: CHC -210)
.455
1.02
2.76
.000
1.67
6.75
5-6
0-1
PHI: Eflin (R)
ARI: Bradley (R)
3
8
78
15
14.1
46.0
6
49
41.1
107.1
31
138
(Line: LAD -115)
0.00
0.00
0.0
1.14
3.67
61.1
0
53
(Line: ARI -150)
.000
1.53
6.28
.500
1.37
4.50
0-2
3-3
N.Y. Mets at Washington, 7:05 p.m. ET
NYM: Verrett (R)
WSH: Scherzer (R)
4
16
(Line: OFF)
.429
1.45
4.14
.615
1.00
3.52
3-4
8-5
L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. ET
LAD: Stewart (R)
MIL: Guerra (R)
0
10
0-0
4-1
NA
.800
INTERLEAGUE
Miami at Detroit, 1:10 p.m. ET
MIA: Koehler (R)
DET: Norris (L)
15
1
(Line: DET -125)
6-6
.500
1.49
0-0
NA
1.17
Toronto at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. ET
TOR: Sanchez (R)
COL: Anderson (L)
15
3
6
8
2-1
4-2
Cleveland at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. ET
CLE: Salazar (R)
ATL: ()
14
0
9-3
0-0
16
14
71
5
3.33
2.55
97.1
17.2
93
18
(Line: BAL -140)
.667
1.69
6.04
.667
1.56
3.60
28.1
45.0
17
36
(Line: OFF)
.750
1.15
.000
.00
Kansas City at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. ET
KC: Volquez (R)
STL: Martinez (R)
84.0
6.0
(Line: TOR -140)
.875
1.26
.000
1.19
7-1
0-1
Baltimore at San Diego, 3:40 p.m. ET
BAL: Gallardo (R)
SD: Friedrich (L)
4.07
4.50
7-7
7-5
2.40
.00
86.1
0.0
99
(Line: STL -165)
.500
1.46
5.15
.583
1.09
3.02
92.2
89.1
73
70
(Line: SF -113)
1.42
5.22
1.44
6.02
79.1
49.1
63
40
(Line: SEA -127)
.500
1.32
4.50
.667
1.38
5.28
22.0
76.2
15
58
San Francisco at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. ET
SF: Peavy (R)
OAK: Manaea (L)
15
9
4-6
2-4
.400
.333
Pittsburgh at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. ET
PIT: Taillon (R)
SEA: Miley (L)
4
13
1-1
6-3
Monday
American League
TEX 9, BYY 6
TB 13, BOS 7
HOU 4, LAA 2
National League
LAD 5, PIT 4
WAS 11, NYM 4
CHC 11, CIN 8
PHI 8, ARI 0
Interleague
CLE 8, ATL 3
KC 6, STL 2
COL 9, TOR 5
OAK 8, SF 3
Thursday
American League
TEX at NYY, 1:05
MIN at CWS, 2:10
CLE at TOR, 7:07
DET at TB, 7:10
BAL at SEA, 10:10
National League
LAD at MIL, 2:10
CIN at WSH, 7:05
CHC at NYM, 7:10
MIA at ATL, 7:10
Interleague
KC at STL, 7:15
SF at OAK, 10:05
PITCHING
Sale, Chicago
Tillman, Baltimore
Salazar, Cleveland
Zimmermann, Detroit
Happ, Toronto
ERA
Wright, Boston
Salazar, Cleveland
Hamels, Texas
Sale, Chicago
Estrada, Toronto
STRIKEOUTS
Price, Boston
Sale, Chicago
Archer, Tampa Bay
Verlander, Detroit
Kluber, Cleveland
SAVES
Britton, Baltimore
Robertson, Chicago
Rodriguez, Detroit
Colome, Tampa Bay
Davis, Kansas City
Friday
American League
CLE at TOR, 1:07
DET at TB, 7:10
LAA at BOS, 7:10
CWS at HOU, 8:10
TEX at MIN, 8:10
BAL at SEA, 10:10
National League
CIN at WSH, 6:05
CHC at NYM, 7:10
MIA at ATL, 7:35
MIL at STL, 8:15
SF at ARI, 9:40
COL at LAD, 10:10
Interleague
KC at PHI, 7:05
PIT at OAK, 10:05
NYY at SD, 10:40
13-2
10-1
9-3
9-4
9-3
2.18
2.40
2.60
2.79
2.81
110
109
108
107
103
23
20
20
19
18
PITCHING
Arrieta, Chicago
Kershaw, Los Angeles
Cueto, San Francisco
Fernandez, Miami
Strasburg, Washington
ERA
Kershaw, Los Angeles
Bumgarner, San Francisco
Arrieta, Chicago
Lester, Chicago
Fernandez, Miami
Cueto, San Francisco
STRIKEOUTS
Kershaw, Los Angeles
Fernandez, Miami
Scherzer, Washington
Bumgarner, San Francisco
SAVES
Familia, New York
Ramos, Miami
Melancon, Pittsburgh
Jansen, Los Angeles
Jeffress, Milwaukee
ab r h bi bb so avg
Texas
4 1 0 0 0 1 .264
Choo rf
Desmond cf
5 2 3 0 0 1 .326
5 2 3 3 0 0 .285
Beltre 3b
4 1 2 1 0 0 .217
Fielder dh
Rua lf
3 0 0 0 0 0 .278
Mazara ph
1 1 1 1 0 0 .289
4 0 1 1 0 0 .271
Odor 2b
4 0 0 0 0 1 .284
Andrus ss
Profar 1b
3 0 1 1 1 1 .347
Wilson c
4 0 0 0 0 0 .245
37 7 11 7 1 4
Totals
u Batting — 2B: Fielder (14); HR: Beltre
(11); RBI: Profar (9); Mazara (32); Odor (38);
Beltre 3 (51); Fielder (40); GIDP: Andrus.
ab r h bi bb so avg
New York
Ellsbury cf
4 1 1 0 0 0 .272
1 0 1 0 0 0 .297
Beltran rf
Refsnyder pr
2 0 1 0 1 0 .293
3 0 0 1 0 2 .219
Rodriguez dh
Teixeira 1b
4 0 1 0 0 1 .192
4 0 1 0 0 1 .253
Castro 2b
Gregorius ss
4 0 1 0 0 0 .287
4 0 2 0 0 0 .249
Headley 3b
Hicks lf
4 0 0 0 0 2 .206
3 0 0 0 0 1 .253
Romine c
33 1 8 1 1 7
Totals
u Batting — 2B: Ellsbury (12); SF: Rodriguez (3); RBI: Rodriguez (27).
ip h r er bb so era
Pitching
Texas
7 6 0 0 1 7 2.60
Hamels W,9-1
Diekman
1 1 1 1 0 0 3.03
1 1 0 0 0 0 6.58
Tolleson
New York
7 8 6 6 1 2 3.17
Sabathia L,5-5
Swarzak
1 3 1 1 0 0 4.50
1 0 0 0 0 2 4.50
Mullee
Sabathia pitched to 4 batters in the 8th.
HBP: Choo (by Sabathia). Batters faced;
pitches-strikes: Hamels 27; 86-59; Diekman 4; 14-9; Tolleson 4; 17-11; Sabathia 31;
102-68; Swarzak 5; 15-10; Mullee 3; 9-7
uUmpires — HP: Nauert; 1B: Wegner;
2B: Porter; 3B: Tumpane
uGame data — T: 2:37. Att: 32,373.
Cardinals 8, Royals 4
St. Louis
Kansas City
030 023 000 — 8
020 002 000 — 4
ab r h bi bb so avg
St. Louis
3 2 2 2 2 1 .300
Carpenter 2b
Moss lf
5 1 1 1 0 2 .251
Holliday dh
5 0 1 1 0 0 .257
Piscotty rf
4 1 1 0 0 0 .287
3 0 2 1 0 0 .305
Adams 1b
Pham cf
0 0 0 0 1 0 .200
Peralta 3b
4 1 0 0 1 2 .208
Molina c
4 1 0 1 0 0 .262
3 1 1 1 1 0 .232
Wong cf
G. Garcia ss
4 1 1 1 0 1 .400
35 8 9 8 5 6
Totals
u Batting — 2B: Carpenter (24); Piscotty
(21); Moss (11); HR: Carpenter (14); SF: Adams (2); RBI: Adams (34); Carpenter 2 (49);
G. Garcia (8); Wong (7); Holliday (47); Molina (26); Moss (38); GIDP: Piscotty.
u Baserunning — SB: Piscotty (4).
u Fielding — E: Piscotty (3).
Kansas City
ab r h bi bb so avg
5 0 0 0 0 2 .307
Merrifield lf
Escobar ss
5 0 2 0 0 0 .260
Cain cf
4 0 1 0 0 0 .290
Dyson cf
0 0 0 0 0 0 .252
1 0 0 0 0 0 .212
Gordon ph
Hosmer 1b
5 1 2 0 0 2 .311
K. Morales dh
4 2 2 0 0 1 .247
Orlando rf
4 1 1 3 0 0 .348
4 0 1 0 0 0 .273
Cuthbert 3b
Colon 2b
3 0 1 1 1 1 .277
Butera c
3 0 1 0 1 0 .308
Totals
38 4 11 4 2 6
u Batting — 2B: Hosmer (17); Cuthbert
(6); RBI: Orlando 3 (18); Colon (4).
u Fielding — E: Hosmer (5).
Pitching
ip h r er bb so era
St. Louis
6 9 4 3 1 4 4.42
Wacha W,4-7
Broxton
1 0 0 0 0 1 3.52
1 0 0 0 0 1 2.87
Siegrist
Oh
1 2 0 0 1 0 1.62
Kansas City
Ventura L,6-5
51/3 7 7 7 3 4 5.00
Flynn
22/3 1 1 1 1 1 3.38
1 1 0 0 1 1 3.38
Moylan
WP: Wacha. HBP: Piscotty (by Ventura).
Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Wacha
28; 99-68; Broxton 3; 9-7; Siegrist 3; 11-8; Oh
6; 25-16; Ventura 27; 98-58; Flynn 11; 38-25;
Moylan 4; 14-9
uUmpires — HP: Timmons; 1B: Blakney;
2B: Everitt; 3B: Baker
uGame data — T: 2:50. Att: 32,909.
020 011 010 — 5
000 070 00X — 7
ab r h bi bb so avg
Miami
4 0 2 0 1 0 .340
Suzuki rf
Prado 3b
4 0 0 1 0 0 .308
5 1 2 1 0 0 .313
Yelich lf
Ozuna cf
5 1 2 0 0 0 .321
5 1 3 3 0 1 .228
Stanton dh
5 0 1 0 0 1 .268
Bour 1b
Dietrich 2b
4 0 2 0 1 1 .305
4 0 1 0 0 0 .301
Realmuto c
Hechavarria ss
4 2 3 0 0 0 .243
40 5 16 5 2 3
Totals
u Batting — 2B: Yelich (20); HR: Stanton
(15); SF: Prado (3); RBI: Stanton 3 (40); Yelich
(38); Prado (27); GIDP: Yelich; Hechavarria.
ab r h bi bb so avg
Detroit
4 1 1 0 0 2 .293
Kinsler 2b
3 1 1 0 1 1 .346
Maybin cf
Cabrera 1b
4 1 1 3 0 2 .295
4 1 2 0 0 1 .322
V. Martinez dh
Castellanos 3b
4 1 3 2 0 0 .302
4 0 0 0 0 1 .228
J. Upton lf
McCann c
4 0 0 0 0 4 .201
3 1 0 0 1 1 .215
Aviles rf
Iglesias ss
3 1 1 2 1 0 .256
33 7 9 7 3 12
Totals
u Batting — 2B: Kinsler (15); 3B: Castellanos (3); HR: Iglesias (3); Castellanos (14); Cabrera (17); RBI: Iglesias 2 (19); Castellanos 2
(42); Cabrera 3 (48).
u Fielding — E: Castellanos (5); Upton (2);
Aviles (5).
Pitching
ip h r er bb so era
Miami
41/3 5 5 5 3 9 3.90
Conley L,4-5
2
Wittgren
/3 2 2 2 0 1 3.66
2 2 0 0 0 0 0.87
Ellington
1 0 0 0 0 2 2.86
McGowan
Detroit
51/3 12 4 4 1 1 5.02
Pelfrey W,2-7
Rondon H,1
1 1 0 0 0 1 1.29
2
Wilson H,13
/3 1 0 0 0 0 3.30
1 2 1 1 0 0 5.27
Greene
2
Rodriguez
/3 0 0 0 1 1 3.29
Red Sox 8, Rays 2
Boston
Tampa Bay
NL LEADERS
AL LEADERS
200 000 050 — 7
000 000 010 — 1
Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Conley 21;
92-59; Wittgren 4; 17-11; Ellington 8; 29-19;
McGowan 3; 12-8; Pelfrey 28; 100-61; Rondon 4; 10-7; Wilson 3; 14-9; Greene 5; 15-9;
Rodriguez 4; 12-7
uUmpires — HP: Wolf; 1B: Johnson; 2B:
De Jesus; 3B: Cederstrom
uGame data — T: 3:00. Att: 30,808.
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RESULTS, UPCOMING GAMES
Texas
New York
Miami
Detroit
84.2
12.0
Philadelphia at Arizona, 3:40 p.m. ET
Rangers 7, Yankees 1
Tigers 7, Marlins 5
NATIONAL LEAGUE
12-2
11-2
11-1
10-3
10-0
1.79
1.99
2.10
2.10
2.28
2.42
145
138
138
122
26
24
22
22
21
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
011 010 302 — 8
000 100 100 — 2
ab r h bi bb so avg
Boston
5 1 1 0 0 0 .287
Betts rf
3 2 1 0 2 1 .305
Pedroia 2b
4 1 2 1 1 0 .337
Ortiz dh
2 1 2 1 3 0 .276
Ramirez 1b
5 2 2 1 0 1 .298
Bradley Jr. cf
5 1 3 5 0 2 .273
Shaw 3b
Brentz lf
5 0 0 0 0 3 .350
Vazquez c
4 0 0 0 0 2 .212
Hernandez ss
4 0 0 0 0 2 .257
37 8 11 8 6 11
Totals
u Batting — 2B: Bradley Jr. (19); Betts (18);
Shaw (22); Ortiz (31); HR: Shaw (8); RBI:
Bradley Jr. (50); Shaw 5 (44); Ortiz (63); Ramirez (45); GIDP: Ortiz LOB: 8.
u Baserunning — SB: Bradley Jr. (7); Pedroia (5).
Tampa Bay
ab r h bi bb so avg
Forsythe 2b
4 0 1 0 0 0 .296
Miller ss
4 1 1 1 0 2 .248
Longoria 3b
4 0 2 0 0 1 .278
Morrison 1b
4 0 0 0 0 2 .237
Jennings cf
3 1 1 0 1 1 .202
Arcia rf
4 0 1 0 0 1 .244
Motter lf
3 0 0 0 1 1 .195
Franklin dh
3 0 0 1 1 1 .231
Conger c
4 0 0 0 0 2 .200
33 2 6 2 3 11
Totals
u Batting — 2B: Longoria (20); HR: Miller
(10); RBI: Franklin (6); Miller (26) LOB: 7.
u Fielding — DP: 1.
ip h r er bb so era
Pitching
Boston
Porcello W,9-2
6 5 1 1 3 8 3.78
Tazawa
1 1 1 1 0 1 3.26
Uehara
1 0 0 0 0 1 4.91
1 0 0 0 0 1 3.13
Barnes
Tampa Bay
61/3 7 4 4 4 9 4.76
Archer L,4-11
12/3 3 2 2 0 2 4.28
Romero
1 1 2 2 2 0 8.15
Eveland
IBB: Ramirez (by Eveland). Batters faced;
pitches-strikes: Porcello 26; 109-72; Tazawa 4; 16-9; Uehara 3; 11-8; Barnes 3; 9-6; Archer 29; 109-69; Romero 8; 26-19; Eveland 6;
29-14
uUmpires — HP: Reyburn; 1B: Hirschbeck; 2B: Woodring; 3B: Bucknor
uGame data — T: 3:11. Att: 16,996.
JENNIFER STEWART, USA TODAY SPORTS
Entering Tuesday’s game, Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt had
struck out in 78 of his 276 at-bats.
D’backs swing and miss
Arizona copes
with high
strikeout rate
The Arizona Diamondbacks have struck out way
too many times this season.
That’s what manager
Chip Hale said before
Monday’s game against
the Philadelphia Phillies,
adding that the team recognizes the strikeout
problem and is doing what
it can to deal with the issue throughout the organization.
“It’s important to us, it’s
important as an organiza-
tion,” he said.
Hale’s hitters confirmed
exactly what he said in an
8-0 loss to the Phillies in
Phoenix. The Diamondbacks struck out 13 times,
including back-to-backto-back swinging strikeouts to end the game.
That made it 28 games
in which the Diamondbacks have struck out at
least 10 times. They’ve
fanned 701 times, third
most in the majors behind
the Houston Astros and
the Milwaukee Brewers.
But Houston and Milwaukee also rank in the top
five in walks — Arizona
ranks 16th.
Monday’s 13 punchouts
put Arizona at 270 in
June, or 10.8 per game.
Phillies pitchers had recorded 14 strikeouts over
their
previous
three
games.
“Yup, correct. ... Thirteen, that’s a lot of strikeouts,” Hale said after the
game.
strikeouts
Arizona’s
have certainly been spread
around.
First baseman Paul
Goldschmidt
entered
Tuesday’s game tied for
eighth in the National
League with 78 strikeouts
in 276 at-bats. Yet his onbase-plus-slugging percentage of .958 more than
justified his high strikeout
number and was 60 points
higher than anyone else in
the top 10 in NL strikeouts.
Jake Lamb is tied for
15th with 71 strikeouts in
252 at-bats, but like Goldschmidt, his 15 homers
and .924 OPS help justify
the high whiff rate.
Twins 4, White Sox 0
Indians 5, Braves 3
MONDAY’S LATE GAMES
Cleveland
Atlanta
Athletics 8, Giants 3
Matthew Bain
@MatthewBain10
USA TODAY Sports
Minnesota
Chicago
010 003 000 — 4
000 000 000 — 0
ab r h bi bb so avg
Minnesota
Nunez ss
4 1 1 0 0 0 .311
Grossman lf
3 0 0 0 1 2 .262
3 1 0 0 1 2 .267
Mauer 1b
Dozier 2b
4 2 3 4 0 0 .259
Plouffe 3b
4 0 0 0 0 3 .245
Kepler rf
3 0 1 0 1 0 .247
4 0 0 0 0 2 .191
Park dh
Suzuki c
4 0 2 0 0 0 .279
Buxton cf
4 0 0 0 0 1 .188
Totals
33 4 7 4 3 10
u Batting — 2B: Suzuki (10); HR: Dozier 2
(12); RBI: Dozier 4 (36); GIDP: Buxton.
u Baserunning — SB: Nunez (18).
u Fielding — E: Plouffe (5).
ab r h bi bb so avg
Chicago
4 0 2 0 0 0 .286
Anderson ss
4 0 0 0 0 2 .277
Eaton rf
Abreu 1b
3 0 1 0 1 0 .266
3 0 0 0 0 0 .294
Cabrera lf
Coats lf
1 0 0 0 0 1 .063
4 0 0 0 0 2 .198
Frazier 3b
Lawrie 2b
4 0 2 0 0 1 .245
4 0 0 0 0 3 .237
Avila c
Garcia dh
4 0 0 0 0 1 .242
3 0 1 0 0 0 .210
Shuck cf
34 0 6 0 1 10
Totals
u Baserunning — SB: Lawrie 2 (6); Anderson (2).
u Fielding — PB: Avila (2).
ip h r er bb so era
Pitching
Minnesota
7 5 0 0 1 7 5.12
Gibson W,1-5
1 1 0 0 0 2 3.92
Pressly
Kintzler
1 0 0 0 0 1 2.49
Chicago
7 6 4 4 1 8 3.18
Quintana L,5-8
1 1 0 0 1 1 2.45
Beck
Purke
1 0 0 0 1 1 5.00
Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Gibson 28;
107-72; Pressly 4; 20-14; Kintzler 3; 10-7;
Quintana 27; 100-63; Beck 5; 21-12; Purke 4;
17-8
uUmpires — HP: Barber; 1B: Kulpa; 2B:
Conroy; 3B: Meals
uGame data — T: 2:51. Att: 22,072.
Dodgers 6, Brewers 5
Los Angeles
Milwaukee
020 310 000 — 6
002 000 030 — 5
Los Angeles
ab r h bi bb so avg
4 0 1 0 1 0 .260
Utley 2b
Kendrick lf
5 1 2 0 0 1 .245
4 1 1 0 1 0 .297
Seager ss
Gonzalez 1b
3 2 3 1 1 0 .272
4 1 2 0 1 1 .238
Thompson rf
Grandal c
5 0 0 2 0 1 .178
3 1 1 1 1 0 .236
Pederson cf
1 0 0 0 0 0 .248
Puig rf
5 0 1 0 0 2 .250
Taylor 3b
Urias p
3 0 1 1 0 1 .125
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Liberatore p
Van Slyke ph
1 0 0 0 0 1 .195
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Baez p
Blanton p
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jansen p
Totals
38 6 12 5 5 7
u Batting — 2B: Gonzalez (12); Kendrick
(7); 3B: Seager (2); RBI: Grandal 2 (28); Pederson (33); Urias (1); Gonzalez (34); GIDP:
Grandal LOB: 11.
u Baserunning — SB: Thompson (5).
u Fielding — E: Seager (10).
Milwaukee
ab r h bi bb so avg
4 0 0 0 1 4 .293
Villar ss
Hill 3b
4 2 1 0 1 0 .276
Braun lf
4 1 1 2 0 1 .322
Lucroy c
4 1 2 2 0 0 .302
Carter 1b
2 0 0 1 1 1 .231
3 0 0 0 1 1 .274
Perez rf
3 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Elmore 2b
1 1 0 0 1 1 .131
Broxton cf
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
C. Torres p
Boyer p
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Nieuwenhuis ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217
Marinez p
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
0 0 0 0 1 0 .268
Gennett ph
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Barnes p
Anderson p
0 0 0 0 0 0 .091
2 0 0 0 1 1 .233
Flores cf
28 5 4 5 8 10
Totals
u Batting — 2B: Lucroy 2 (16); Braun (15);
S: Anderson (5); SF: Carter (7); RBI: Lucroy 2
(38); Carter (48); Braun 2 (40) LOB: 6.
u Baserunning — SB: Broxton (7); Perez
(9).
u Fielding — E: Broxton (3); Lucroy (5); DP:
1.
ip h r er bb so era
Pitching
Los Angeles
6 2 2 2 6 6 4.09
Urias W,1-2
1 0 0 0 0 1 0.72
Liberatore
2 3 2 0 0 3.79
Baez
1 0 0 0 2 1 2.43
Blanton H,10
1 0 0 0 0 2 1.38
Jansen S,23
Milwaukee
4 8 6 5 2 0 5.45
Anderson L,4-8
C. Torres
2 1 0 0 1 3 3.46
1 2 0 0 0 1 3.47
Boyer
Marinez
1 1 0 0 2 1 3.26
Barnes
1 0 0 0 0 2 2.53
Anderson pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.
IBB: Gonzalez (by Marinez). HBP: Gonzalez
(by C. Torres). Batters faced; pitchesstrikes: Urias 25; 100-63; Liberatore 3; 10-7;
Baez 3; 7-6; Blanton 4; 21-9; Jansen 3; 10-7;
Anderson 21; 72-47; C. Torres 9; 30-19;
Boyer 5; 19-13; Marinez 6; 21-11; Barnes 3;
15-9
uUmpires — HP: Bellino; 1B: Basner; 2B:
Hallion; 3B: Cuzzi
uGame data — T: 3:25. Att: 33,819.
200 000 003 — 5
000 002 001 — 3
ab r h bi bb so avg
Cleveland
Santana 1b
4 1 2 1 1 1 .238
Kipnis 2b
5 1 1 0 0 1 .266
5 1 1 0 0 0 .312
Lindor ss
Ramirez lf
4 0 2 2 1 0 .292
Chisenhall rf
5 0 2 0 0 2 .298
4 0 0 0 0 2 .183
Gomes c
Naquin cf
1 1 0 0 2 1 .325
Uribe 3b
3 0 1 0 1 1 .228
Davis pr
0 1 0 0 0 0 .263
2 0 0 0 0 2 .250
Kluber p
Martinez ph
1 0 0 0 0 1 .298
Allen p
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
34 5 9 3 5 11
Totals
u Batting — S: Kluber (2); RBI: Ramirez 2
(30); Santana (42); GIDP: Gomes; Lindor.
u Baserunning — SB: Chisenhall (4); Ramirez 2 (10); Lindor (13).
ab r h bi bb so avg
Atlanta
4 1 1 1 0 1 .271
Peterson 2b
Inciarte cf
3 0 1 2 1 1 .240
4 0 1 0 0 2 .285
Freeman 1b
Markakis rf
4 0 0 0 0 2 .251
3 0 0 0 0 0 .249
Garcia 3b
Pierzynski c
3 0 0 0 0 0 .199
3 1 1 0 0 0 .211
Aybar ss
Bonifacio lf
3 1 1 0 0 0 .200
1 0 0 0 0 1 .036
Wisler p
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Cervenka p
J. Johnson p
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Vizcaino p
Alvarez p
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1 0 0 0 0 1 .271
d’Arnaud ph
Totals
29 3 5 3 1 8
u Batting — 3B: Freeman (3); HR: Peterson (2); S: Wisler (3); RBI: Inciarte 2 (10); Peterson (11); GIDP: Freeman.
u Fielding — E: Aybar (6).
ip h r er bb so era
Pitching
Cleveland
8 3 2 2 1 7 3.50
Kluber W,8-7
Allen S,15
1 2 1 1 0 1 3.31
Atlanta
Wisler
6 6 2 2 2 9 4.14
1 0 0 0 1 0 2.59
Cervenka
J. Johnson
1 1 0 0 0 0 4.39
2
/3 2 3 1 2 1 2.16
Vizcaino L,1-3
1
Alvarez
/3 0 0 0 0 1 1.93
WP: Vizcaino. HBP: Naquin (by Wisler).
Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Kluber 26;
87-64; Allen 5; 17-10; Wisler 27; 98-67; Cervenka 3; 9-4; J. Johnson 3; 6-4; Vizcaino 7;
30-16; Alvarez 1; 3-3
uUmpires — HP: Gibson III; 1B: Wendelstedt; 2B: Hamari; 3B: B. Welke
uGame data — T: 2:40. Att: 19,206.
MONDAY’S LATE GAMES
Phillies 8, Diamondbacks 0
Philadelphia
Arizona
000 002 600 — 8
000 000 000 — 0
ab r h bi bb so avg
Philadelphia
Herrera cf
5 2 4 1 0 0 .307
5 2 3 0 0 1 .259
Bourjos rf
Joseph 1b
5 0 0 0 0 4 .234
5 1 2 3 0 0 .243
Franco 3b
Rupp c
4 0 1 1 1 2 .270
Galvis ss
5 1 0 0 0 0 .216
Goeddel lf
3 0 0 0 0 1 .227
Ramos p
0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Neris p
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Paredes ph
1 0 1 0 0 0 .233
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Gonzalez p
5 1 3 2 0 1 .260
Hernandez 2b
2 0 1 0 0 1 .286
Velasquez p
3 1 1 1 0 0 .280
Asche lf
43 8 16 8 2 10
Totals
u Batting — 2B: Bourjos (11); Herrera (8);
Velasquez (1); Asche (9); RBI: Herrera (28);
Hernandez 2 (18); Rupp (19); Franco 3 (40);
Asche (7) LOB: 10.
u Fielding — E: Rupp (4); DP: 2.
ab r h bi bb so avg
Arizona
4 0 1 0 0 1 .311
Segura 2b
Bourn cf
2 0 0 0 2 0 .252
Goldschmidt 1b
4 0 2 0 0 1 .304
O’Brien 1b
0 0 0 0 0 0 .140
Lamb 3b
3 0 0 0 0 2 .282
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Collmenter p
1 0 1 0 0 0 .257
Gosselin ph
4 0 0 0 0 2 .247
Weeks Jr. lf
4 0 0 0 0 2 .266
Castillo c
Tomas rf
4 0 1 0 0 2 .257
Ahmed ss
3 0 2 0 0 1 .225
Ray p
2 0 0 0 0 2 .259
Barrett p
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Drury 3b
1 0 0 0 0 0 .272
32 0 7 0 2 13
Totals
u Batting — LOB: 7.
u Baserunning — CS: Bourn (3).
Pitching
ip h r er bb so era
Philadelphia
Velasquez W,6-2 5 5 0 0 0 7 3.38
Ramos H,2
2 0 0 0 1 3 0.00
Neris
1 1 0 0 1 0 2.61
Gonzalez
1 1 0 0 0 3 3.12
Arizona
6 9 4 4 0 7 4.69
Ray L,4-7
2
Barrett
/3 3 4 4 2 1 3.54
Collmenter
21/3 4 0 0 0 2 4.80
Ray pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. WP: Barrett. Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Velasquez 19; 84-55; Ramos 6; 24-17; Neris 5;
18-12; Gonzalez 4; 20-14; Ray 27; 102-73;
Barrett 7; 23-14; Collmenter 11; 36-25
uUmpires — HP: Barrett; 1B: Hoberg; 2B:
Scott; 3B: Davidson
uGame data — T: 3:18. Att: 22,567.
Oakland
050 001 200 — 8
San Francisco 000 000 021 — 3
ab r h bi bb so avg
Oakland
3 2 1 0 2 0 .237
Crisp cf
Lowrie 2b
5 0 2 1 0 1 .295
Vogt c
5 1 1 1 0 0 .266
Valencia 3b
4 1 3 0 1 0 .335
5 1 2 2 0 0 .249
Davis lf
Alonso 1b
3 2 1 0 1 0 .251
Semien ss
4 1 2 4 0 0 .248
Burns rf
3 0 0 0 1 0 .235
4 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Mengden p
Rodriguez p
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Neal p
Rzepczynski p
0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
36 8 12 8 5 3
Totals
u Batting — 2B: Davis (9); Semien (9);
Alonso (13); HR: Semien (15); RBI: Davis 2
(52); Vogt (20); Semien 4 (39); Lowrie (20);
GIDP: Davis; Alonso LOB: 6.
u Fielding — DP: 2.
ab r h bi bb so avg
San Francisco
Span cf
3 0 1 0 0 1 .251
Stratton p
1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
3 0 0 0 1 0 .256
Panik 2b
Belt 1b
4 0 0 0 0 2 .301
3 0 0 0 0 0 .282
Posey c
Williamson rf
1 1 1 0 0 0 .263
3 0 1 0 0 2 .298
Pagan lf
Brown c
1 0 1 0 0 0 .239
3 0 0 0 1 0 .250
Blanco rf
Pena ss
4 1 2 1 0 0 .414
4 1 1 0 0 0 .221
Gillaspie 3b
Samardzija p
1 0 0 0 0 1 .147
1 0 0 0 1 0 .260
Parker ph
32 3 7 1 3 6
Totals
u Batting — RBI: Pena (5); GIDP: Stratton; Blanco LOB: 5.
u Fielding — DP: 2.
ip h r er bb so era
Pitching
Oakland
Mengden W,1-3 72/3 4 2 2 3 5 2.81
1
Rodriguez
/3 0 0 0 0 1 3.40
2
/3 3 1 1 0 0 8.59
Neal
1
Rzepczynski
/3 0 0 0 0 0 2.77
San Francisco
Samardzija L,8-5 6 8 6 6 2 2 3.91
3 4 2 2 3 1 4.00
Stratton
WP: Rodriguez. IBB: Burns (by Samardzija).
Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Mengden
29; 104-66; Rodriguez 1; 7-4; Neal 4; 10-8;
Rzepczynski 1; 1-1; Samardzija 27; 89-60;
Stratton 14; 57-31
uUmpires — HP: Little; 1B: Iassogna; 2B:
Hernandez; 3B: Barksdale
uGame data — T: 2:43. Att: 41,422.
Rangers 9, Yankees 6
Texas
New York
101 200 014 — 9
021 020 100 — 6
Texas
ab r h bi bb so avg
5 0 2 2 0 1 .279
Choo rf
Desmond cf
4 2 1 2 0 2 .321
4 1 1 0 0 0 .286
Mazara lf
Beltre 3b
5 1 1 2 0 1 .279
3 1 1 0 1 1 .213
Fielder dh
Odor 2b
5 1 1 1 0 0 .271
4 1 1 2 1 2 .288
Andrus ss
3 0 1 0 0 0 .231
Moreland 1b
Rua ph
2 0 0 0 0 2 .284
2 1 0 0 2 1 .178
Chirinos c
Profar pr
0 1 0 0 0 0 .348
Wilson c
0 0 0 0 0 0 .255
37 9 9 9 4 10
Totals
u Batting — 2B: Mazara (6); Choo (3);
HR: Odor (14); Desmond (14); RBI: Odor
(37); Beltre 2 (48); Choo 2 (10); Desmond 2
(51); Andrus 2 (33) LOB: 8.
u Baserunning — SB: Choo (4); Andrus
(11).
u Fielding — DP: 1.
ab r h bi bb so avg
New York
5 0 1 0 1 0 .272
Ellsbury cf
5 1 2 0 0 0 .260
Gardner lf
4 2 3 0 1 0 .294
Beltran dh
4 0 1 1 1 1 .223
McCann c
5 2 3 1 0 1 .191
Teixeira 1b
5 0 2 1 0 1 .253
Castro 2b
5 1 3 1 0 0 .288
Gregorius ss
Headley 3b
4 0 1 1 1 2 .244
Hicks rf
5 0 0 1 0 0 .212
42 6 16 6 4 5
Totals
u Batting — 2B: Gregorius (12); HR: Teixeira (5); RBI: Hicks (15); Gregorius (33); Teixeira (14); McCann (30); Headley (19); Castro
(30); GIDP: Gregorius LOB: 13.
u Baserunning — SB: Gregorius (4); Ellsbury (13).
u Fielding — E: Teixeira (3).
ip h r er bb so era
Pitching
Texas
Gonzalez
5 10 5 5 2 2 9.00
Jackson
11/3 4 1 1 0 0 7.20
Barnette W,5-2 12/3 1 0 0 1 3 2.97
Dyson S,16
1 1 0 0 1 0 1.88
New York
Nova
5 6 4 4 3 4 5.32
1 0 0 0 0 0 3.38
Bleier H,1
1 0 0 0 0 1 2.89
Betances H,19
Miller H,12
1 1 1 1 0 3 1.34
0 1 1 1 0 3.15
Chapman
1 2 3 3 0 2 5.72
Yates L,2-1 BS,2
Chapman pitched to 1 batters in the 9th.
WP: Barnette. HBP: Desmond (by Yates).
Batters faced; pitches-strikes: Gonzalez
26; 87-53; Jackson 8; 35-23; Barnette 7; 3017; Dyson 5; 18-9; Nova 25; 94-54; Bleier 3;
13-7; Betances 3; 11-8; Miller 4; 14-10; Chapman 1; 9-2; Yates 8; 29-19
uUmpires — HP: Tumpane; 1B: Nauert;
2B: Wegner; 3B: Porter
uGame data — T: 3:43. Att: 32,914.
USA TODAY
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
SPORTS 7C
E6
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Norman first to repeat track award
Sprinter is 11th athlete overall to win Gatorade honor twice
Chad Konecky
Special for USA TODAY Sports
MURIETTA , CALIF. Sprinter Michael Norman showed up at Vista
Murrieta High’s scorching outdoor track Tuesday for what he
thought was a photo for his local
newspaper before leaving town to
compete in the U.S. Olympic
trials in July.
Instead, he was surprised with
the news that he’d pulled off another unprecedented feat as Gatorade made him the first high
school boy to repeat as its National Track and Field Athlete of
the Year.
“I was a little suspicious about
the photo shoot, but when I
showed up at the track, there was
just the one reporter there, so I
really didn’t expect anything,”
said Norman, 18, a Southern California signee. “Then all these
family and friends and teammates and cameras came out of
nowhere. This leaves me speechless. To double with a prestigious
award like this one is something
no one ever imagines.”
Norman, who is 6-1 and 167
pounds, won the national title in
the 200-meter dash in the
USATF Junior Outdoor Championships, breaking the tape in
20.15 seconds. The clocking is the
third fastest in U.S. prep history
and No. 1 in 2016. It is also the
sixth-fastest time by an American
this year and the world No. 15
among men of all ages. His season-best 45.51 in the 400 meters
ranks as the nation’s No. 1 time
among prep competitors this
year.
“His world-class speed is impressive, but what really separates Michael from his peers is
his unprecedented ability to carry
that higher gear over stunning
range,” said Rich Gonzalez of
Track & Field News. “From 400
meters down to the 100, no dasher in prep history has recorded a
superior set of cumulative sprint
times.”
Norman’s career-best 45.19 in
the 400 is the seventh-best high
school time ever. He is the only
prep boy in history who ranks in
the all-time top 10 of the 200 and
the 400. He ran a personal best in
the 100 meters this season as
well, clocking a 10.27, which is the
nation’s No. 2 wind-legal time in
2016.
The Gatorade Player of the
Year award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence as well as
high standards of academic
achievement and exemplary
character demonstrated on and
off the track. The 11th athlete to
repeat as Gatorade’s national
winner in any sport throughout
the award’s 31-year history, Norman is now a finalist for the Gatorade Male High School Athlete of
the Year award. USA TODAY
High School Sports administrates
the nationwide selection process
in collaboration with Gatorade.
TRENT MUSHO, GATORADE
“To double with a prestigious award like this one is something
no one ever imagines,” Michael Norman says.
FOR THE RECORD
AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE
ALL-USA GIRLS LACROSSE
SWIMMING
Olympic Swim Trials
At At CenturyLink Center
Omaha, Neb.
(All distances in meters)
Men
100 Backstroke
Final
1, Ryan Murphy, Jacksonville, Fla., 52.26
seconds. 2, David Plummer, Oklahoma City,
Okla., 52.28. 3, Matt Grevers, Lake Forest,
Ill., 52.76. 4, Jacob Pebley, Corvallis, Ore.,
52.95. 5, Michael Taylor, Alpharetta, Ga.,
54.04. 6, John Shebat, Oak Hill, Va., 54.20.
(tie)7, Sean LeHane, Naperville, Ill., 54.72.
(tie)7, Jake Taylor, Honeyville, Utah, 54.72.
200 Freestyle
Final
1, Townley Haas, Richmond, Va., 1 minute
45.66 seconds. 2, Conor Dwyer, Winnetka,
Ill., 1:45.67. 3, Jack Conger, Rockville, Md.,
1:45.77. 4, Ryan Lochte, Daytona Beach,
Fla., 1:46.62. 5, Gunnar Bentz, Atlanta, Ga.,
1:47.33. 6, Clark Smith, Denver, Colo.,
1:47.53. 7, Tyler Clary, Riverside, Calif.,
1:47.78. 8, Jonathan Roberts, Southlake,
Texas, 1:49.50.
200 Butterfly
(q-Top 8 times advance to
final)
Semifinal 1
1, q-Pace Clark, Memphis, Tenn., 1 minute
56.27 seconds. 2, q-Tom Shields, Huntington Beach, Calif., 1:56.35. 3, q-Chase Kalisz,
Bel Air, Md., 1:56.48. 4, q-Andrew Seliskar,
McLean, Va., 1:57.10. 5, Bobby Bollier, Mission Hills, Kan., 1:57.43. 6, Christian McCurdy, Irwin, Pa., 1:57.76. 7, Adam Hinshaw,
Saratoga, Calif., 1:58.09. 8, Tyler Clary, Riverside, Calif., 1:59.50.
Semifinal 2
1, q-Michael Phelps, Baltimore, Md.,
1:55.17. 2, q-Gunnar Bentz, Atlanta, Ga.,
1:56.82. 3, q-Zach Harting, Madison, Ala.,
1:56.99. 4, q-Jack Conger, Rockville, Md.,
1:57.02. 5, Justin Wright, Fresno, Calif.,
1:57.23. 6, Michael Klueh, Evansville, Ind.,
1:57.77. 7, Kyle Higgins, Pittsburgh, Pa.,
1:58.10. 8, Mick Litherland, Alpharetta, Ga.,
1:58.28.
Women
100 Backstroke
Final
1, Olivia Smoliga, Glenview, Ill., 59.02 seconds. 2, Kathleen Baker, Winston Salem,
N.C., 59.29. 3, Amy Bilquist, Carmel, Ind.,
59.37. 4, Ali DeLoof, Grosse Point, Mich.,
59.69. 5, Hannah Stevens, Lexington, Ohio,
59.97. 6, Clara Smiddy, Miami, Fla., 1:00.12.
7, Missy Franklin, Centennial, Colo., 1:00.24.
8, Natalie Coughlin, Vallejo, Calif., 1:00.48
100 Breastroke
Final
1, Lilly King, Evansville, Ind., 1 minute 05.20
seconds. 2, Katie Meili, Colleyville, Texas,
1:06.07. 3, Molly Hannis, Santa Rosa, Calif.,
1:06.65. 4, Breeja Larson, Mesa, Ariz.,
1:07.53. 5, Andee Cottrell, Reynoldsburg,
Ohio, 1:07.59. 6, Jessica Hardy, Long Beach,
Calif., 1:07.73. 7, Sarah Haase, Rockville,
Md., 1:08.01. 8, Miranda Tucker, Plymouth,
Mich., 1:08.19.
200 Freestyle
(q-Top 8 times advance to
final)
Semifinal 1
1, q-Leah Smith, Pittsburg, Pa., 1 minute
56.73 seconds. 2, q-Allison Schmitt, Canton,
Mich., 1:57.05. 3, q-Missy Franklin, Centennial, Colo., 1:57.33. 4, q-Simone Manuel,
Sugar Land, Texas, 1:57.82. 5, q-Katie
McLaughlin, Dana Point, Calif., 1:58.43. 6,
Sarah Henry, Garner, N.C., 1:58.49. 7, Shannon Vreeland, Overland Park, Kan.,
2:00.48. 8, Karlee Bispo, Modesto, Calif.,
2:00.59.
Semifinal 2
1, q-Katie Ledecky, Bethesda, Md., 1:55.10.
2, q-Melanie Margalis, Clearwater, Fla.,
1:57.35. 3, q-Cierra Runge, Cochraneville,
Pa., 1:58.10. 4, Chelsea Chenault, 1:58.70.
5, Katie Drabot, Cedarburg, Wis., 1:58.58.
6, Hali Flickinger, Spring Grove, Pa., 1:58.91.
7, Mallory Comerford, Kalamazoo, Mich.,
1:59.24. 8, Sarah Gibson, San Antonio, Texas, 1:59.71.
200 Individual Medley
(q-Top 8 times advance to
final)
Semifinal 1
1, q-Caitlin Leverenz, Tucson, Ariz., 2 minutes 11.42 seconds. 2, q-Bethany Galat,
Mishawaka, Ind., 2:12.29. 3, q-Ella Eastin, Irvine, Calif., 2:12.68. 4, q-Emily Cameron, Lilitz, Pa., 2:13.36. 5, Meaghan Raab, Hummelstown, Pa., 2:14.34. 6, Brooke Zeiger,
Cumberland, R.I., 2:14.41. 7, Kate Mills, Sacramento, Calif., 2:14.94. 8, Karlee Bispo,
Modesto, Calif., 2:15.12.
Semifinal 2
1, q-Maya DiRado, Santa Rosa, Calif.,
2:10.09. 2, q-Melanie Margalis, Clearwater,
Fla., 2:10.41. 3, q-Madisyn Cox, Lubbock,
Texas, 2:11.39. 4, q-Meghan Small, Lineboro, Md., 2:13.00. 5, Margaret Aroesty, Long
Beach, N.Y., 2:14.22. 6, Kaitlyn Jones, Newark, Del., 2:14.34. 7, Celina Li, Pleasanton,
Calif., 2:14.66. 8, Kristin Malone, Milwaukee, Wis., 2:16.12.
SOCCER
European Championship
All Times ET
QUARTERFINALS
Thursday
At Marseille, France
Poland vs. Portugal, 3 p.m.
Friday
At Lille, France
The 2016 American Family Insurance All-USA Girls Lacrosse Teams were selected
by Casey Vock of 3dRising.com based on performance, level of play and strength
of schedule. For second and third teams, player capsules, photo galleries and
more, visit usatodayhss.com.
Player of the Year: Lizzie Colson, Manchester Valley (Manchester, Md.)
Hampered by a foot injury, the Maryland recruit moved to attack from midfield to start the season. There, she faced
even more defensive pressure as teams focused on stopping her, but they could not. She set the Carroll County
single-season scoring record with 108 goals, also adding 39 assists and 43 draw controls. Her 300 career goals are
second all time nationally behind Katie Schwarzmann, a two-time Tewaaraton Trophy winner at Maryland. She also
set a record in the state final with a 12-point performance in the Mavericks’ convincing 22-3 win against Fallston for
Manchester Valley’s third consecutive state title.
Coach of the Year: Chris Robinson, McDonogh School (Owings Mills, Md.)
The dynasty continues at McDonogh with its eighth consecutive Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland “A”
Conference championship and seventh consecutive undefeated season, pushing its winning streak to 155. Despite
playing one of the nation’s toughest schedules, Robinson’s team — with 20 college-bound players — finished 22-0
with an average margin of victory of 10 goals. McDonogh only faced one true test — a 12-11 overtime battle with
Maryland public school power Century on May 2.
FIRST TEAM
School (location)
Year
College
Position Player
A
Zoe Belodeau
St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Alexandria, Va.)
Junior
Penn
Senior
Lizzie Colson
Manchester Valley (Manchester, Md.)
Maryland
A
Senior
A
Brindi Griffin
McDonogh School (Owings Mills, Md.)
Maryland
Senior
Navy
A
Kelly Larkin
Bishop Ireton (Alexandria, Va.)
A
Sara Szynal
Senior
Northwestern
Summit (N.J.)
Junior
Notre Dame
M
Andie Aldave
McDonogh School (Owings Mills, Md.)
Notre Dame Academy (Hingham, Mass.)
Senior
M
Charlotte Allard
North Carolina
M
Savannah Buchanan McDonogh School (Owings Mills, Md.)
Senior
Notre Dame
Senior
Syracuse
M
Vanessa Costantino West Islip (N.Y.)
M
Meghan Duffy
Cicero-North Syracuse (Cicero, N.Y.)
Senior
Northwestern
Ridgewood (N.J.)
Senior
D
Katie Bourque
Dartmouth
D
Sami Chenoweth
Manchester Valley (Manchester, Md.)
Senior
Towson
Georgetown Visitation Prep (Washington, D.C.)
Virginia
Senior
D
Lauren Martin
Senior
Marriotts Ridge (Marriottsville, Md.)
Johns Hopkins
D
Lexi Souder
New Hampton (N.H.) School
Senior
Syracuse
G
Asa Goldstock
TENNIS
FINAL
July 10
At Saint-Denis, France
Wimbledon
Semifinal winners, 3 p.m.
Major League Soccer
All Times ET
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Philadelphia
NY City FC
New York
Montreal
D.C. United
Orlando City
Toronto FC
N. England
Columbus
Chicago
W
7
6
7
5
5
4
5
4
3
2
L
5
5
8
4
6
3
6
5
5
7
T Pts GF GA
5 26 29 25
6 24 27 31
2 23 28 23
6 21 24 22
5 20 16 16
8 20 28 25
4 19 17 18
7 19 21 28
7 16 19 22
5 11 14 20
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Colorado
FC Dallas
Salt Lake
Vancouver
Portland
Los Angeles
Sporting KC
San Jose
Seattle
Houston
W
9
9
8
7
6
5
6
5
5
3
L
2
5
5
7
6
3
8
4
9
8
T Pts GF GA
5 32 19 11
4 31 26 24
3 27 27 26
3 24 27 29
5 23 28 29
8 23 28 18
4 22 18 20
7 22 19 19
1 16 13 19
5 14 22 25
Friday’s Games
San Jose at Chicago, 8 p.m.
D.C. United at Real Salt Lake, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
New England at Montreal, 5:30 p.m.
Seattle at Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Houston, 9 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
New York at NY City FC, noon
Columbus at Sporting KC, 7 p.m.
WNBA
All Times ET
EASTERN CONFERENCE
New York
Atlanta
Washington
Chicago
Indiana
Connecticut
W
10
8
8
6
6
3
L
5
6
8
8
9
12
Pct
.667
.571
.500
.429
.400
.200
GB
—
1½
2½
3½
4
7
Los Angeles
Minnesota
Dallas
Phoenix
Seattle
San Antonio
W
13
13
7
6
5
3
L
1
2
8
9
9
11
Pct
.929
.867
.467
.400
.357
.214
GB
—
½
6½
7½
8
10
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Tuesday’s Games
Atlanta at Seattle
Dallas at Los Angeles
Wednesday’s Games
San Antonio at Washington, 11:30 a.m.
Indiana at Chicago, 12:30 p.m.
New York at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Connecticut at Phoenix, 10 p.m.
Thursday’s Games
Wales vs. Belgium, 3 p.m.
Atlanta at Los Angeles, 3:30 p.m.
Dallas at Seattle, 10 p.m.
Germany vs. Italy, 3 p.m.
BOXING
Saturday
At Bordeaux, France
Sunday
At Saint-Denis, France
France vs. Iceland, 3 p.m.
Fight Schedule
Wednesday
SEMIFINALS
July 6
At Lyon, France
At Khon Kaen, Thailand, Byron Rojas vs.
Knockout CP Freshmart, 12, for Rojas WBA
World strawweight title.
July 7
At Marseille, France
At Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, Oscar Negrete vs. Jose Bustos, 10, bantamweights.
At Tepic, Mexico, Jose Argumedo vs. Julio
Mendoza, 12, for Argumedo’s IBF strawweight title.
Poland or Portugal vs. Wales or Belgium, 3
p.m.
Germany or Italy vs. France or Iceland, 3
p.m.
Friday
In London
Surface: Grass; Purse: $38.4 million
Men’s Singles — First round: Nick Kyrgios
(15), Australia, def. Radek Stepanek, Czech
Republic, 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (9), 6-1; Richard Gasquet (7), France, def. Aljaz Bedene, Britain,
6-3, 6-4, 6-3; Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (12),
France, def. Inigo Cervantes, Spain, 6-4, 7-6
(5), 6-4; John Millman, Australia, def. Albert
Montanes, Spain, 7-5, 4-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3; Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Spain, def. Vasek Pospisil, Canada, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4; Viktor
Troicki (25), Serbia, def. Tristan Lamasine,
France, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2; Dennis Novikov, United States, def. Luke Saville, Australia, 4-6,
6-4, 7-5, 6-4; Yen-hsun Lu, Taiwan, def. Alexander Kudryavtsev, Russia, 6-4, 6-1, 6-4;
Dustin Brown, Germany, def. Dusan Lajovic,
Serbia, 4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4; Juan Monaco,
Argentina, def. Taro Daniel, Japan, 7-5, 4-6,
6-3, 6-2; Marcel Granollers, Spain, def. Victor Estrella Burgos, Dominican Republic,
6-2, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4; Benjamin Becker, Germany, def. Facundo Bagnis, Argentina, 6-3,
6-3, 6-1; Joao Sousa (31), Portugal, def.
Dmitry Tursunov, Russia, 3-6, 7-6 (2), 4-6,
6-3, 7-5; Benoit Paire (26), France, def. Franko Skugor, Croatia, 3-6, 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-3,
10-8; Stan Wawrinka (4), Switzerland, def.
Taylor Fritz, United States, 7-6 (4), 6-1, 6-7
(2), 6-4; Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina,
def. Stephane Robert, France, 6-1, 7-5, 6-0;
Feliciano Lopez (22), Spain, def. Rajeev
Ram, United States, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4; Roberto Bautista Agut (14), Spain, def. Jordan
Thompson, Australia, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3; Gilles
Muller, Luxembourg, def. Santiago Giraldo,
Colombia, 4-6, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-3, 15-13;
Andy Murray (2), Britain, def. Liam Broady,
Britain, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4; Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, def. Martin Klizan, Slovakia, 7-6
(7), 7-6 (5), 6-4; Fernando Verdasco, Spain,
vs. Bernard Tomic (19), Australia, 6-4, 3-6,
3-6, 6-3, susp., rain; Tomas Berdych (10),
Czech Republic, leads Ivan Dodig, Croatia,
7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-1, 4-1 (15-15), susp., rain; Radu
Albot, Moldova, leads Gastao Elias, Portugal, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5, 2-1, susp., rain; Florian
Mayer, Germany, leads Dominic Thiem (8),
Austria, 2-1 (15-15), susp., rain; Donald
Young, United States, leads Leonardo
Mayer, Argentina, 6-4, 0-2 (15-30), susp.,
rain; Albano Olivetti, France, leads Matthew Barton, Australia, 7-6 (7), 6-6 (5-5),
susp., rain; Jiri Vesely, Czech Republic, leads
Igor Sijsling, Netherlands, 6-2, 6-4, 1-1,
susp., rain; Alexander Zverev (24), Germany, leads Paul-Henri Mathieu, France, 6-3,
6-4, 3-0, susp., rain.
Women’s Singles — First round: Dominika
Cibulkova (19), Slovakia, def. Mirjana LucicBaroni, Croatia, 7-5, 6-3; Daria Gavrilova,
Australia, def. Wang Qiang, China, 2-6,
6-3, 6-4; Christina McHale, United States,
def. Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakia, 7-5,
6-2; Duan Ying-Ying, China, def. Kristyna
Pliskova, Czech Republic, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5; Serena Williams (1), United States, def. Amra
Sadikovic, Switzerland, 6-2, 6-4; Yulia Putintseva, Kazakhstan, def. Marina Melnikova, Russia, 7-5, 6-2; Roberta Vinci (6), Italy,
def. Alison Riske, United States, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3;
Caroline Garcia (30), France, def. Cagla
Buyukakcay, Turkey, 6-2, 6-3; Elena Vesnina, Russia, def. Tamira Paszek, Austria, 7-5,
6-2; Timea Babos, Hungary, def. Katie
Swan, Britain, 6-2, 6-3; Katerina Siniakova,
Czech Republic, def. Pauline Parmentier,
France, 6-3, 7-5; Tara Moore, Britain, def.
Alison Van Uytvanck, Belgium, 6-3, 6-2;
Svetlana Kuznetsova (13), Russia, def. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark, 7-5, 6-4; CoCo
Vandeweghe (27), United States, def. Kateryna Bondarenko, Ukraine, 6-2, 7-6 (3);
Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan, vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (21), Russia, 5-7, 6-1 (30-30),
susp., rain; Andrea Petkovic (32), Germany,
leads Nao Hibino, Japan, 3-6, 7-5, 5-1 (1540), susp., rain; Johanna Konta (16), Britain,
def. Monica Puig, Puerto Rico, 6-1, 2-1 (1540), susp., rain; Eugenie Bouchard, Canada, leads Magdalena Rybarikova, Slova-
kia, 6-3, 2-1 (15-30), susp., rain; Evgeniya
Rodina, Russia, leads Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine, 6-3, 4-3 (40-15), susp., rain; Julia Boserup, United States, leads Tatjana Maria,
Germany, 4-3, susp., rain.
COLLEGE BASEBALL
NCAA College World Series
At TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Omaha, Neb.
All Times ET
Championship Series
(Best-of-3)
Monday: Arizona 3, Coastal Carolina 0
Tuesday: Coastal Carolina 5, Arizona 4, series tied 1-1
Wednesday: Arizona (49-23) vs. Coastal
Carolina (54-18), 8 p.m.
DEALS
BASEBALL
American League
BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Recalled LHP T.J.
McFarland from Norfolk (IL).
BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned LHP Eduardo Rodriguez to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled
RHP Pat Light from Pawtucket.
HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms with
RHP Manuel Gonzalez on a minor league
contract.
LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned RHP A.J.
Achter to Salt Lake (PCL).
OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Sent LHP Rich Hill to
Stockton (Cal) for a rehab assignment.
SEATTLE MARINERS — Sent C Jesus Sucre to
Tacoma (PCL) for a rehab assignment.
TAMPA BAY RAYS — Designated RHP Ryan
Webb for assignment. Assigned RHP Andrew Bellatti outright to Durham (IL). Recalled RHP Danny Farquhar from Durham.
TEXAS RANGERS — Optioned LHP Alex
Claudio to Round Rock (PCL). Recalled RHP
Chi Chi Gonzalez from Round Rock.
National League
ATLANTA BRAVES — Placed RHP John Gant
on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Casey Kelly
from Gwinnett (PCL).
CHICAGO CUBS — Assigned C Tim Federowicz outright to Iowa (PCL). Sent 3B Tommy La Stella and LHP Clayton Richard to
Iowa for rehab assignments.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Sent RHP Bran-
don McCarthy to Rancho Cucamonga (Cal)
for a rehab assignment. Claimed INF Cole
Figueroa from Pittsburgh and optioned
him to Oklahoma City (PCL).
MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Selected the contract of INF-OF Jake Elmore from Colorado
Springs (PCL). Designated OF Alex Presley
for assignment.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Agreed to terms
with RHP Andrew Brown on a minor league
contract.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms
with RHP Max Kranick on a rehab assignment.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Designated C Eric
Fryer for assignment. Reinstated C Brayan
Pena from the 15-day DL.
SAN DIEGO PADRES — Claimed RHP Paul
Clemens off waivers from Miami. Transferred RHP Jon Edwards to the 60-day DL.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Selected the
contract of RHP Lucas Giolito from Harrisburg (EL).
FOOTBALL
National Football League
HOUSTON TEXANS — Signed WR Will Fuller.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed LS Nolan
Frese. Released LB Khairi Fortt.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
NHL — Fined the Vancouver Canucks
$50,000 for inappropriate public comments regarding potential interest in players under contract to other teams.
CAROLINA HURRICANES — Agreed to terms
with F Patrick Brown on a one-year, twoway contract.
COLLEGE
FLORIDA STATE — Announced men’s basketball G Benji Bell will transfer.
JOHNSON C. SMITH — Announced the retirement of tennis coach James Cuthbertson, effective July 29.
LA SALLE — Announced the retirement of
men’s soccer coach Pat Farrell.
FOOTBALL
Canadian Football League
All Times ET
EAST DIVISION
Hamilton
Montreal
Ottawa
Toronto
W
1
1
1
0
L
0
0
0
1
T
0
0
0
0
Pts
2
2
2
0
PF
42
22
45
20
PA
20
14
37
42
B.C.
Ssktchwn
Calgary
Edmonton
Winnipeg
W
1
0
0
0
0
L
0
0
1
1
1
T
0
0
0
0
0
Pts
2
0
0
0
0
PF
20
0
18
37
14
PA
18
0
20
45
22
WEST DIVISION
Thursday’s Games
Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Ssktchwn, 10 p.m.
Friday’s Games
B.C. at Hamilton, 7 p.m.
Winnipeg at Calgary, 10 p.m.
SPORTS ON TV
Times Eastern. Programs live unless noted. Check local listings.
COLLEGE BASEBALL: NCAA Division I, College World Series championship, in Omaha, Game 3, Coastal Carolina vs. Arizona (ESPN,
8 p.m.)
GOLF: PGA of America, PGA Professional Championship, final
round, in Verona, N.Y. (Golf Channel, 3 p.m.)
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati (MLB Network, 12:30 p.m.) or Miami at Detroit (MLB Network, 1 p.m.); Philadelphia at Arizona (MLB Network, 3:30 p.m.) or Baltimore at San
Diego (joined in progress) (MLB Network, 4 p.m.); New York Mets
at Washington (ESPN2, 7 p.m.)
SWIMMING: U.S. Olympic trials, in Omaha, qualifying heats:
men’s 100-meter freestyle and 200 breaststroke, women’s 200
butterfly (NBC Sports Network, 7 p.m., same-day tape); finals:
women’s 200 individual medley and 200 freestyle, men’s 200 butterfly (NBC, 8 p.m.)
TENNIS: Wimbledon, early rounds, in London (ESPN, 7 a.m.)
WNBA: New York at Minnesota (NBA TV, 8 p.m.); Connecticut at
Phoenix (NBA TV, 10 p.m.)
USA TODAY SPORTS/MMAJUNKIE MMA RANKINGS
The rankings are produced by the USA
TODAY Sports and MMAJunkie staffs. They
take into account a fighter’s record, quality
of competition, finishing rate/dominance
and frequency of fights. Fighters can be
ranked in one weight class and are ineligible after 24 months of inactivity.
POUND-FOR-POUND
1. Demetrious Johnson (24-2-1) UFC
2. Jon Jones (22-1-0) UFC
3. Dominick Cruz (22-1-0) UFC
4. Rafael dos Anjos (25-7-0) UFC
5. Conor McGregor (19-3-0) UFC
6. Jose Aldo (25-2-0) UFC
7. Daniel Cormier (17-1-0) UFC
8. Robbie Lawler (27-10-0) UFC
9. Stipe Miocic (15-2-0) UFC
10. Michael Bisping (29-7-0) UFC
HEAVYWEIGHT
1. Stipe Miocic (15-2-0) UFC
2. Fabricio Werdum (20-6-1) UFC
3. Cain Velasquez (13-2-0) UFC
4. Junior Dos Santos (18-4-0) UFC
5. Alistair Overeem (41-14-0) UFC
6. Andrei Arlovski (25-12-0) UFC
7. Travis Browne (18-3-1) UFC
8. Ben Rothwell (36-10-0) UFC
9. Vitaly Minakov (17-0-0) Bellator
10. Mark Hunt (12-10-1) UFC
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
1. Jon Jones (22-1-0) UFC
2. Daniel Cormier (17-1-0) UFC
3. Anthony Johnson (21-5-0) UFC
4. Phil Davis (16-3-0) Bellator
5. Glover Teixeira (25-4-0) UFC
6. Ryan Bader (20-5-0) UFC
7. Alexander Gustafsson (16-4-0) UFC
8. Ovince Saint Preux (19-8-0) UFC
9. Rashad Evans (19-5-1) UFC
10. Quinton Jackson (37-11-0) Bellator
MIDDLEWEIGHT
1. Michael Bisping (29-7-0) UFC
2. Luke Rockhold (15-3-0) UFC
3. Chris Weidman (13-1-0) UFC
4. Yoel Romero (11-1-0) UFC
5. Ronaldo Souza (23-4-0) UFC
6. Vitor Belfort (25-12-0) UFC
7. Lyoto Machida (22-7-0) UFC
8. Tim Kennedy (18-5-0) UFC
9. Gegard Mousasi (38-6-2) UFC
10. Derek Brunson (15-3-0) UFC
WELTERWEIGHT
1. Robbie Lawler (27-10-0) UFC
2. Stephen Thompson (13-1-0) UFC
3. Rory MacDonald (18-4-0) UFC
4. Tyron Woodley (15-3-0) UFC
5. Ben Askren (15-0-0) One
6. Johny Hendricks (17-4-0) UFC
7. Demian Maia (23-6-0) UFC
8. Matt Brown (20-14-0) UFC
9. Carlos Condit (30-9-0) UFC
10. Dong Hyun Kim (21-3-1) UFC
LIGHTWEIGHT
1. Rafael dos Anjos (25-7-0) UFC
2. Khabib Nurmagomedov (23-0-0) UFC
3. Tony Ferguson (20-3-0) UFC
4. Eddie Alvarez (27-4-0) UFC
5. Nate Diaz (19-10-0) UFC
6. Justin Gaethje (16-0-0) WSOF
7. Edson Barboza (17-4-0) UFC
8. Anthony Pettis (18-5-0) UFC
9. Gilbert Melendez (22-5-0) UFC
10. Michael Chiesa (14-2-0) UFC
FEATHERWEIGHT
1. Conor McGregor (19-3-0) UFC
2. Jose Aldo (25-2-0) UFC
3. Frankie Edgar (20-4-1) UFC
4. Max Holloway (16-3-0) UFC
5. Chad Mendes (17-4-0) UFC
6. Ricardo Lamas (16-5-0) UFC
7. Cub Swanson (22-7-0) UFC
8. Charles Oliveira (21-5-0) UFC
9. Daniel Straus (24-6-0) Bellator
10. Patricio Freire (25-3-0) Bellator
BANTAMWEIGHT
1. Dominick Cruz (22-1-0) UFC
2. Raphael Assuncao (23-4-0) UFC
3. T.J. Dillashaw (12-3-0) UFC
4. Bibiano Fernandes (19-3-0) One
5. Marlon Moraes (16-4-1) WSOF
6. Eduardo Dantas (18-4-0) Bellator
7. Urijah Faber (33-9-0) UFC
8. Michael McDonald (17-3-0) UFC
9. Cody Garbrandt (9-0-0) UFC
10. Takeya Mizugaki (21-9-2) UFC
FLYWEIGHT
1. Demetrious Johnson (24-2-1) UFC
2. Joseph Benavidez (24-4-0) UFC
3. Henry Cejudo (10-1-0) UFC
4. Kyoji Horiguchi (17-2-0) UFC
5. Jussier Formiga (18-4-0) UFC
6. Ali Bagautinov (14-4-0) UFC
7. John Moraga (16-4-0) UFC
8. Ian McCall (13-5-1) UFC
9. Wilson Reis (20-6-0) UFC
10. Dustin Ortiz (15-5-0) UFC
WOMEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND
1. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (11-0-0) UFC
2. Cristiane Justino (16-1-0) Invicta
3. Claudia Gadelha (13-1-0) UFC
4. Miesha Tate (18-5-0) UFC
5. Holly Holm (10-1-0) UFC
6. Ronda Rousey (12-1-0) UFC
7. Cat Zingano (9-1-0) UFC
8. Barb Honchak (10-2-0) Invicta
9. Alexis Davis (17-6-0) UFC
10. Jessica Aguilar (19-5-0) UFC
WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT
1. Miesha Tate (18-5-0) UFC
2. Holly Holm (10-1-0) UFC
3. Ronda Rousey (12-1-0) UFC
4. Cat Zingano (9-1-0) UFC
5. Alexis Davis (17-6-0) UFC
WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT
1. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (11-0-0) UFC
2. Claudia Gadelha (13-1-0) UFC
3. Jessica Aguilar (19-5-0) UFC
4. Carla Esparza (11-3-0) UFC
5. Alexa Grasso (7-0-0) Invicta
8C SPORTS
USA TODAY
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
OLYMPICS
“They leave us with this, something that looks like a war zone,”
Vila Autodromo resident Sandra Souza says of the Olympics.
Rio residents find
resistance futile
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and that is what most bothered
Sandra Souza, as she gazed earlier
this year from her balcony at the
Vila Autodromo favela over a
cluster of venues for this summer’s Rio Games.
“The Olympics should serve
like an event to unite the people,”
Souza told USA TODAY Sports
through an interpreter. “But the
reality, my understanding of the
Olympic Games, I saw that wherever it goes, it takes it away.
“The Olympics does not allow
poor people around it. That does
not happen. Instead they leave us
with this, something that looks
like a war zone.”
When favela is translated into
English it typically becomes
“slum” or “shanty town.” It is
slightly misleading. The Vila Autodromo was a safe, workingclass settlement originally populated by fishermen and then
construction workers in the
1960s and ’70s. When USA
TODAY Sports first visited in
February, the area had become
primarily a building site, slowly
being taken over by construction
for the Games, including the adjoining Olympic park.
Souza, a resident of 20 years,
remained in her home, a comfortable two-story dwelling that had a
rough and rudimentary exterior
but an inside that was well-main-
tained and was appointed with
decorative care. She fought with
many residents to keep away developers, an effort that was ultimately lost and displaced more
than 600 families.
Rio’s powers that be decreed
that despite its citizens holding a
99-year lease, Vila Autodromo
had to be razed, making way for a
complex filled with luxury apartments.
“The older constructions there
do have some kind of a title deed,”
said Alexandro Rochedo, a Rio architect and businessman. “So the
government finds itself in a complicated situation when they need
to urbanize the area, because
they need to remove (everyone).
If it is a small community, they
will be removed. But if it is big
enough, they will let them stay.”
Vila Autodromo might normally have been populated enough to
resist the physical and political
bulldozers. But its location was
simply too lucrative to ignore.
Rio city officials did not respond to requests for comment.
In February, one property at
Vila Autodromo that was originally part of a crude row of terraced homes stood alone, with
the adjoining dwellings on either
side having been bulldozed and
only the walls left in place.
Pools of standing water infested with mosquitoes collected, a
major concern with the Zika vi-
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Luxury apartments are among the plans to replace homes demolished in Vila Autodromo.
rus, primarily carried by mosquitoes, being among the many
issues for these Olympics.
Police occupied the area with
their van parked by a playground.
“Protect us from what?” Souza
said. “They are trying to intimidate us to leave.”
“Over several decades, people
had built up their homes,” said
Theresa Williamson, executive
director of the Catalytic Communities, who has worked to help Vila Autodromo’s residents in the
struggle. “Some of them were two
or three stories, finished, painted
and tiled. There were streetlights,
a bakery, a supermarket. Children
played soccer; people set up outdoor hair salons. It was a very vibrant community.”
Williamson has long fought to
protect favela communities from
displacement, an uphill battle in
this city.
“There are laws and regulations in place, but getting them
enforced against big-business
interests and the local government is very difficult for people
with limited means,” Williamson
added.
Souza and other residents, who
asked not to be named for fear of
antagonizing city officials, fondly
remembered the site’s origins. In
recent times, many of the occupants were descendants of those
who settled when working at the
nearby motor sports track in the
late 1970s.
Souza stood on the balcony of
her property, next to her teenage
daughter, who was cradling a tiny
dog named Onyx. The puppy was
one of many left behind when
residents departed and were no
longer able to care for their pets.
Souza explained how the fight
against eviction had long since
become a point of principle. It
was no longer pleasant to stay at
the site, which had become dusty,
dirty and filled with the noise of
demolition.
“It is not nice here anymore,
but I want my daughter to understand that money cannot win everything,” she said. “I want her to
know that having rights and protecting them is the most important thing.”
In February, Souza still
dreamed that the battle would be
won, that the developers would
give up, and other exiles would
return.
In the end, though, the paperwork counted for little. Most residents felt they had little choice
but to accept the offer of alternate accommodation across the
city and left.
Souza stayed true to her promise of resisting removal. She
turned down work as an acupuncturist, fearing that her property, as was the case with others,
could have been reduced to rubble unless someone was home at
all times.
Eventually, in late May, the developers agreed to provide her
and the handful of others who
had remained new accommodation on the site, hidden from the
view of the new apartments but
connected by a road.
When USA TODAY Sports returned in June, Souza’s original
dwelling was the last one standing but was awaiting the bulldozer. Over the fence, the finishing
touches were being put to the
Riocentro Olympic development
that will house boxing, badminton, gymnastics and athletes from
several other sports. Souza reflected on a victory that didn’t
feel much like one.
“What happened here was not
right,” she said. “I get to stay, but
it is not the same place. It will not
feel like home any more.”
Soon, tens of thousands of fans
from around the world will walk
through the Olympic facilities,
unaware of what once sat over in
the distance.
In some ways the saga of Vila
Autodromo was not about the
Games, but rather about real estate development and corporate
greed.
But fair play and equality remain tenets of the Olympic ideal
— at least we prefer to believe so.
At Vila Autodromo, on the
doorstep of competition, they appear to have been in short supply.
SOCCER
Iceland enjoying its moment in sporting sun
“Right now is the
best time to be in
Iceland. Everyone
has a smile on
their faces.
Everyone is loving
life.”
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life and only the strongest survived. That’s still in the genes.
You get used to working and being physical, learning to farm or
fish. The footballers have
strength in their nature. You can
see it.”
Iceland is a remote and sparsely populated place, full of raw scenic beauty and friendly locals. It
has as many people as Santa Ana,
Calif., or around 150 times fewer
than England, the opponent it
embarrassed Monday.
Logic would suggest that Iceland should not have qualified for
the tournament for the first time,
let alone made it to the last eight,
where it meets host France on
Sunday. However, another key
piece to the conundrum of the
triumphant underdog is turning a
weakness into a strength.
“Our team are like brothers,”
said Magnus Magnusson, whose
soccer agency Total Football represents 10 Iceland squad members. Magnusson is no relation to
the strongman. In a small country, such confusions are common.
“One of the disadvantages of
being so small is obvious — you
have less players,” the agent added. “But the big advantage is
these guys have played together
since they were young, for club
teams and national youth teams.”
That unity has been picked up
upon by the army of traveling
supporters.
“If one guy makes a mistake,
his best friend is behind him
ready to make up for it,” popular
Icelandic singer-songwriter Jon
Jonsson said by telephone from
France. “They have this incredible passion and will. It is inspirational. It is beautiful. It is a kind
of mania, and the whole country
is gripped by it.”
Much of Iceland’s game plan is
built upon resolute defensive efforts, with the players ending
each game exhausted after long
periods chasing down opponents.
Johnatan Lama, an American who is
playing professional soccer in Iceland
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Fans in Reykjavik celebrate Monday at a public showing of Iceland’s game vs. England in the
European Championship. Iceland won 2-1 in an upset and will face France in the quarterfinals.
Yet there is talent, too. Veteran
Eidur Gudjohnsen played for
Chelsea and FC Barcelona and
was not amused when former colleague Frank Lampard, an Englishman playing for New York
City FC of Major League Soccer,
sent him a text before the Round
of 16.
Gudjohnsen couldn’t see why
Lampard thought it funny that
the two teams were playing each
other. No one in England is
laughing now.
Instead, the world of soccer is
waking up to the Icelandic story
and falling deep for it. How can
you not? The now-legendary Viking chant and slow clap might be
the coolest fan display of this or
any other tournament.
Among those performing the
awe-inspiring routine after the
England game was new President
Johannesson,
who
Gudni
shunned the VIP lounge to mix it
with the fans, wearing a national
team jersey and posing for selfies.
Indeed, everywhere the Iceland fans go, they seem to spread
good cheer and collect new
admirers.
Jimmy Carter, 25 and from
California, made friends with a
group of Iceland supporters when
they invited him into their card
game. When they departed, he
was left with fond memories and
a new team scarf.
“As soon as you meet them,
you realize it is a group of people
who are celebrating the best moment of their lives,” Carter said.
“But they are happy to let everyone else be part of their party.”
Before its Euro 2016 breakthrough, Iceland had failed to
qualify for every World Cup and
European Championship since
1974. Now it is ranked No. 34 in
the world and set to climb higher.
“Beating England was bigger
for us than beating anyone else,”
soccer historian and author Stefan Palsson said. “People in Iceland are crazy for English soccer.
Young men have tattoos of Manchester United or Chelsea on
their skin, not of their Icelandic
club. So in that regard it is monumental.”
But perhaps unlike England,
Iceland’s soccer chiefs have done
so many things that make sense.
Kids used to play handball in the
winter and saw their soccer progress stymie, before all-weather
fields were laid nationwide and
indoor soccer schools built.
Economic and population factors mean that Iceland’s domestic
league is never going to be a
world force and all of the current
squad plies its trade overseas. Yet
for enterprising players seeking
to get a foothold in Europe, there
are now opportunities here.
Johnatan Lama, 22, a midfielder from Naples, Fla., moved to
Iceland last summer to play for
Huginn Seyoisfjorour, in a town
of just 800 on the remote east of
the island.
“It is tough and physical on the
field, but away from it Icelanders
are the most honest and welcoming people you could meet,” Lama
said. “For the Euro games, it was
crazy. Right now is the best time
to be in Iceland. Everyone has a
smile on their faces. Everyone is
loving life.”
Suddenly, wonderfully, Iceland
is finding its sporting dream falling into place, for the team and
its supporters. Like the group of
fans who hustled back from Nice
to Paris after the England victory
but would have missed their
flight home Tuesday morning had
it not been delayed.
Or for Jon Jonsson, whose latest single has long been scheduled to be released Friday and
speaks about the human tenet of
seizing the moment.
Iceland is doing just that, a
country whose summer nights
never see the sun go down, loving
its time in the light.
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SECTION D
K1
A twosome
on tour
For pals Nick
Jonas and Demi
Lovato, it’s work
and play 2D
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LIFELINE
ROYALS REPORT
PRINCE HARRY
TAKES UP THE CAUSE
Following in his late mother’s
footsteps, Prince Harry will begin
a new focus on the fight against
HIV/AIDS. According to a release
from Kensington Palace, the
young royal plans to meet with
doctors and nurses who are
caring for HIV-positive patients in
London later this month. He also
is set to speak at an international
AIDS conference in South Africa
in July. Harry’s mother, Princess
Diana, is remembered for her
work in raising awareness
of HIV/AIDS.
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THE 20 BEST ALBUMS
OF 2016 (SO FAR)
Marrakesh
Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto
joined Michelle Obama Tuesday
in Marrakesh, where they met
with Moroccan young women
to promote the Let Girls Learn
program. The conversation with
the adolescent girls centered
on the challenges they face in
getting a quality education.
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CAUGHT IN THE ACT
Harrison Ford played tourist
Tuesday as he walked near the
Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba
in Spain. The actor and his wife,
actress Calista Flockhart, are on
vacation before he starts filming
his next Indiana Jones adventure.
T
he first six months of 2016 held more
blockbuster releases than a good year
sees in twelve. Stars such as Beyoncé,
Kanye West, Rihanna and Drake all
dropped their long-anticipated new albums,
three of which were good enough to make our
best-of list. Indie rock fans got surprise releases
from both Radiohead and James Blake, rising
young artists captured our attention with mission statements mature beyond their years, and
David Bowie’s Blackstar — released just days
before his death — gave one of pop’s most storied artists an outstanding final chapter.
It’s a rare year where critics can pick 20
albums deserving of a best-of list midway
through the year, but 2016 holds a certain kind
of musical magic. Here are the albums USA
TODAY’s Maeve McDermott and Patrick
Ryan will still be enjoying come December.
year, it’s from Grande, a bona fide
star whose Dangerous Woman
didn’t need to be particularly
good to win over fans and sell
singles — lucky for us; it is.
ANDERSON PAAK
MALIBU
One of rap’s fastest-rising
stars effortlessly fuses
jazz, soul and hip-hop on
his sophomore effort.
A$AP FERG
ALWAYS STRIVE
AND PROSPER
A modern classic from one
of hip-hop’s most underrated MCs, whose boisterous
rhymes and elastic flow are
elevated by an eclectic group
of guest stars.
ANOHNI
HOPELESSNESS
The bewitching vocalist
marries social consciousness and cavernous synths on
her ambitious electro-pop
debut.
ARIANA GRANDE
DANGEROUS WOMAN
Last year, the album listeners
weren’t expecting came
from Carly Rae Jepsen. This
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MOVIES
‘Tarzan’ swings on back — with a change of clothes
And he’s looking for
new audiences, too
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It’s a jungle out there at the
box office.
In a summer when many tentpoles have fallen short of expectations, from Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles: Out of the Shadows to
Independence Day: Resurgence,
The Legend of Tarzan has its work
cut out this holiday weekend.
And part of the studio’s challenge is explaining this isn’t your
grandfather’s Tarzan.
The Legend of Tarzan (in theaters Friday) is prone to flashbacks
but veers from being an origin
story. Audiences meet Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) as a sophisticated London lord who chooses
to go back to the Congo to save a
nation enslaved by a Belgian king.
His deadly jungle mission includes an empowered Jane (Margot Robbie) and an American
envoy (Samuel L. Jackson).
Tarzan doesn’t even wear a
loincloth — he’s clad in a relatively modern pair of chinos.
“What struck me when I read
the script was how different it
JONATHAN OLLEY, WARNER BROS.
An empowered (Margot Robbie) and a worldly Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) are a far cry from the characters of old.
was from the old iterations of the
movie,” Skarsgård says. “The fact
that you meet the two characters
as British aristocrats, and not the
‘Me Tarzan, you Jane.’ ”
Opinion is divided on whether
American audiences will welcome back the hero, who last hit
cinemas in 1999 in Disney’s animated Tarzan, which grossed
$171 million. Jeff Bock, box office
analyst for Exhibitor Relations,
calls the project outdated. “This
has Lone Ranger written all over
it,” he says.
Or it could be “an unexpected
surprise,” says Erik Davis, managing editor of Fandango.com and
Movies.com. “The success of
something like The Jungle Book
may play into teens’ and adults’
desire to see another story told in
the jungle. And the trailers are
pretty strong.”
So to the wild Skarsgård has
gone, posing for photo ops with
animals in Sydney, joining Robbie
in a Stop Ivory PSA and jokingly
demonstrating how to nuzzle a
computer-generated lion on Late
Night With Seth Meyers. Trailers
have been heavy on spectacle, in-
cluding Tarzan’s madcap swings
through the jungle and bombastic
fights with chest-beating apes.
Tarzan could get an assist from
Jane, who holds her own fighting
baddie Christoph Waltz. But in a
gender flip, it’s Skarsgård’s bod
bared on billboards, not Robbie’s.
“Hey, it’s Marketing 101,” says
Robbie with a bit of a grin. “Tarzan shirtless is going to get us
movie tickets.”
Who is Tarzan aiming for? The
trailers evoke “a Planet of the
Apes vibe,” says Davis, and some
experts say the gender-balanced
marketing approach is a sign that
Warner Bros. is trying for a
four-quadrant movie, meaning a
film that appeals to male and
female moviegoers who are over
and under 25.
“On the surface, it seems easy
— it’s Tarzan, it’s an action movie
— but it seems like they’re courting the female audience in a
big way,” says comScore senior
media analyst Paul Dergarabedian, allowing that Tarzan and
fellow newcomer The BFG have
a “formidable competitor” in
Finding Dory, which heads into
its third weekend.
“If you can get women going to
see it because of Skarsgård but
also because there’s a strong
female character, that’s a smart
marketing move.”
2D LIFE
K1
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
MUSIC
Nick Jonas and
Demi Lovato:
Dynamic road duo
Patrick Ryan
USA TODAY
Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato
are best friends, business partners and newly minted tourmates. So of course they know
exactly how to drive each other
up the wall.
“I’m a big sports fan and Demi
will pretend to know about
sports, and then you actually try
to start a conversation and she
just doesn’t,” says Jonas, 23. “Although, now it’s getting better because she’s really into (UFC)
fighting, so we can have deep conversations about that.”
“Nick, you can be bad at texting back,” says Lovato, 23. “But
you’ve been a lot better about it
lately.”
Luckily for Lovato, her
pal will soon be
just a dressing
room away as the
pop stars embark
on the Honda Civic Tour: Future
Now in Atlanta
Wednesday. The
joint trek will stop
in 42 cities across
North America, including New York,
Chicago and Houston, before wrapping in Los Angeles Sept. 17. (The
two canceled their two North
Carolina shows in protest of the
state’s controversial HB2 “bathroom bill.”)
The ex-Disney Channel stars
last hit the road together in fall
2010, when Jonas was one-third
of teen heartthrob band the Jonas Brothers with siblings Joe
and Kevin. Lovato, then 18, supported her Camp Rock castmates
on tour but left that November
for rehab, where she sought treatment for conditions relating to
bulimia and addiction. Although
they’ve played shows and record-
ed together since, the notion of a
co-headlining tour didn’t come
until last year, shortly after the
launch of their label Safehouse
Records.
The idea, Jonas explains, is
that “it’s a continuous night of
music: going in and out of the
different sets and trying to
build a dynamic show that
showcases different things
for both of us.” Pulling primarily from Lovato’s fifth
album, Confident, released
in October, and Jonas’ third
solo effort, Last Year Was
Complicated, the loose set
lists will feature both solos
and duets. “The great thing
about this show is that we
can really play around,” Jonas says. “If there’s a song
that I love of Demi’s that I
might want to
jump up and just
play on, that’s a
possibility.”
Traveling from
city to city, the two
plan to catch up on
some of their favorite shows: Jonas, with Game of
Thrones and Silicon Valley; Lovato,
with
Thrones
and The Walking
Dead. They’ll also have a studio
the
bus
on
so they can work on new music.
Lovato, particularly, says she has
already rehearsed what will
likely be the first single off her
next album, which she may unveil
on tour.
The singer, who recently
teamed with Brad Paisley on the
sultry duet Without a Fight, says,
“This new sound is definitely
sexier. It’s more adult, and there’s
also some songs on my album
that have more of a country influence. We’ll see where it goes —
you never really know until it’s
finished.”
STEVE GRANITZ, WIREIMAGE
Longtime pals
Jonas and Lovato
launch their
Future Now tour
Wednesday in
Atlanta.
It’s been a
very good
(half) year
MITSKI
PUBERTY 2
Mitski Miyawaki is among
her generation’s most essential
young songwriters, making rock
music that’s cinematic in both
its soaring melodies and starkly
emotional stories.
PINEGROVE
CARDINAL
1990s alt-rock isn’t the most
fashionable starting point for
many young bands. Luckily, Pinegrove eschews the irony, making twangy pop punk that traces
the emotional lives of its young
protagonists in stark detail.
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BEYONCÉ
LEMONADE
Lemonade’s release was a capital-E event. But divorce (get it?)
Beyoncé’s sixth album from its
high-art short film and controversy, and it’s still possibly her
most compelling work to date,
dipping into guitar rawk and
classic country before closing
with a fiery statement of female
power that captures Bey atop
2016’s pop throne.
CAR SEAT HEADREST
TEENS OF DENIAL
Singer/songwriter Will
Toledo channels ’90s greats such
as Yo La Tengo and Pavement
with deadpan lyrics and timeless
guitar melodies, with a voice
that’s a dead ringer for the
Strokes’ Julian Casablancas.
CHAIRLIFT
MOTH
A frothy glass of sleekly crafted
pop songs, whose whip-smart
lyrics and hummable hooks go
down easy.
CHANCE THE RAPPER
COLORING BOOK
The Chicago rap protégé gets a
proper come-out with Coloring
Book, a gospel-rap classic with
big-name collaborators (Justin
Bieber, Kanye West) who never
come close to stealing the spotlight.
DAVID BOWIE
BLACKSTAR
A stirring coda for the late music
icon, who continued exploring
new sonic terrain as he confronted his own mortality.
DVSN
SEPT. 5TH
Drake and dvsn may share a label,
a Toronto hometown, a release
month (Drake’s Views came out
weeks after) and a penchant for
making R&B that alternates
between sad and sexy — but the
duo’s debut album eclipses that of
their more famous benefactor.
XAVI TORRENT, WIREIMAGE
Thom Yorke and Radiohead
surprised us with a new album.
DIMITRIOS KAMBOURIS, GETTY IMAGES FOR YEEZY SEASON 3
Kanye West pushes boundaries and buttons with his lyrics (and the video) for The Life of Pablo.
KANYE WEST
THE LIFE OF PABLO
An ever-evolving body of work
that’s as messy as it is extravagant, Pablo pushes as many
buttons with its lyrics as it does
musical boundaries, showing
Kanye at the peak of his artistic
and cultural powers.
KAYTRANADA
99.9%
The Haitian-Canadian producer
colorfully blends tropical samples
with hip-hop beats, creating the
funkiest, feel-good dance album
of the summer.
FERDY DAMMAN
AFP/GETTY IMAGES
DOMINIK MAGDZIAK, GETTY IMAGES FOR HILTON
Tegan and Sara’s eighth album, Love You to Death, showcases
the sisters as master craftswomen.
JAMES BLAKE
THE COLOUR
IN ANYTHING
Stepping out of his London
bedroom and into Rick
Rubin’s Malibu studio, the
sensitive singer/producer
takes a maximalist approach to exploring heartbreak, rife with piercing
falsetto and throbbing bass
lines.
KENDRICK LAMAR
UNTITLED UNMASTERED
From Kanye tacking songs onto
the end of Pablo to Future’s nearconstant mixtape releases, rap’s
biggest star’s 2016 has been a
prolific year for rap’s biggest
stars, but the music’s quality does
not always matching quantity.
Not so for Kendrick Lamar,
whose untitled unmastered is a
collection of outtakes that surpasses many of his peers’ fully
realized new albums.
RADIOHEAD
A MOON SHAPED POOL
The British quintet’s longawaited return does not disappoint, as they continue to infuse their polarizing brand of
stadium-ready art rock with
existential dread and gutwrenching melancholy.
RIHANNA
ANTI
On another Rihanna album, her
bubbly 2016 single Work would
be surrounded by soundalikes.
But it’s an outlier on ANTI’s
collection of curveballs, one of
the most confounding, and interesting, releases of her career.
SANTIGOLD
99 CENTS
Expertly critiquing commercialism and selfie culture under the
guise of shimmering, playful pop,
the genre-defying singer’s third
album is easily her savviest and
most refined.
TEGAN AND SARA
LOVE YOU TO DEATH
The most ambitious statement of
their career, this doubles as the
Quin sisters’ hitmaking résumé,
culminating in their transition
from a modest indie-rock duo
into master craftswomen of
clinically-sharp synth-pop.
LIFE 3D
USA TODAY
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
TELEVISION
‘GoT’ season finale sets up epic conflicts
Character and story
threads are starting
to come together
Bill Keveney
@billkev
USA TODAY
Spoiler alert! This story
contains significant details
from the Season 6 finale.
Sunday’s Game of Thrones finale has its stars asking what’s
coming next, too.
The action- and story-packed
Season 6 closer featured pivotal
moments that reshape the Game,
including Cersei Lannister blowing up much of Kings Landing
and becoming queen; Jon Snow,
with Sansa Stark at his side, consolidating power in the north;
and Danys Targaryen forming alliances with Dorne, the Tyrells
and the Greyjoys as she sails her
new armada toward Westeros.
“You read the script and then
you go, ‘How are they going
to pull this off?’ ” says Nikolaj
Coster-Waldau, who plays Cersei’s brother and lover, Jaime. “I
just thought the direction was so
good, the first 10, 15 minutes,
watching the members of court
getting dressed and ready for
trial, the way (director Miguel
Sapochnik) built up to the explosion was amazing.”
Jaime is “in shock and appalled” when he sees that Cersei
has destroyed a major part of
Kings Landing using wildfire, a
nuclear bomb equivalent that he
prevented an earlier king from
using, Coster-Waldau says.
“I don’t think he ever thought
that Cersei would do such a
thing,” he says. “I can’t wait to
read the scripts for Season 7. I’m
very curious to see how that relationship plays out, because he’s
the most loyal to his family and
has done so many things for her
and who knows what she’s become now? She truly is terrifying,
I think.”
Events of the finale set up what
are expected to be the final two
seasons of the sprawling, Emmywinning series.
PHOTOS BY HELEN SLOAN, HBO
The Game of Thrones Season 6 finale is full of answers, and yet more questions, setting up what
could be the last two seasons for the Emmy-winning series.
Bran Stark’s (Isaac Hempstead Wright) supernatural
visions push the story.
“You’ve got all the pieces in
play and now you’re getting closer
to the end of the game. If you’ve
told the story well, it will build
momentum,” he says. “You can
see all these characters on this
collision course.”
Season 6 went beyond George
R.R. Martin’s best-selling book
series, but that didn’t hurt the
show, Coster-Waldau says.
“I thought it freed (writers and
producers David Benioff and D.B.
Weiss) in a weird way. Obviously,
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime (right, with Jerome
Flynn), says, “I can’t wait to read the scripts for Season 7.”
they’re still faithful to the story
and the characters and George
Martin is involved in the show,”
he says.
One revelation many Martin
readers have been wondering
about centers on the true parentage of Jon Snow, who has been
identified as Ned Stark’s illegitimate son. In one of his supernatural visions, his half-brother,
Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright),
learns that Jon is not Ned’s son
and that his mother is Ned’s sister, Lyanna Stark, who died after
childbirth. It also raises the possibility, suspected by fans, that
Daenerys’ brother, Rhaegar, is
Jon’s father, which would make
him a Targaryen and an heir to
the Iron Throne.
“The very fact Bran saw it tells
us this is a hugely important moment of history. And, all we know
so far is that Jon Snow is (Lyanna’s) son with some unknown
gentleman,” Hempstead Wright
says. “It opens up a lot of questions, as well as answering a few.”
The finale marks significant
turns for all the Stark children,
including the still young Bran,
who must now shoulder important responsibilities as the powerful Three-Eyed Raven.
“Bran knows he’s going to have
to do something in the great war
that’s coming up but right now I
don’t think he has a clue as to
what he’ll be doing,” Hempstead
Wright says.
His Stark siblings, now growing
into their power, likely will play
major roles, too. Jon Snow has inspired growing allegiance as the
king in the north, while Sansa has
used her hard-earned political
skills to ensure his battle victory.
Arya is back in Westeros, gaining
murderous vengeance against
Walder Frey, the man behind the
murders of her mother and
brother at the Red Wedding.
Hempstead Wright can see the
possibility of a family gathering.
“They’re all on the same continent for once. Sansa and Jon are at
Winterfell, Arya’s not far from
there. Bran is not far in the North,”
he says. “It all seems to be coming
the way for a Stark reunion. I
think they’d make quite the team.”
PRIME-TIME NIELSEN RATINGS
BEYOND
THE NUMBERS
THE NEWS BEHIND
THE RATINGS
THE NETWORK RATINGS RACE, WEEK BY WEEK ENDING JUNE 26
(in millions)
SEASON TO DATE
12
CBS NBC ABC FOX UNI CW
8
4.6
4.6
3.0
4
BY GARY LEVIN
5/29
MICHAEL STRAHAN
BY ABC
ABC’s trio of revived
game shows hit the
buzzer Sunday, with Celebrity Family
Feud (8 MILLION same-day viewers),
$100,000 Pyramid (8.1 MILLION) and
Match Game (6.6 MILLION) among
the week’s top shows. BET Awards
(4.5 MILLION on the main network)
was down from 6.3 million last year.
6/26
5/29
6/26
5/29
6/26
MORE SUMMER OPENERS
OWN’s Greenleaf (3 MILLION Tuesday); CBS’s American Gothic (3.5 MILLION Wednesday); USA’s Queen of the
South (1.4 MILLION Thursday). Discovery’s Shark Week opened Sunday with
an average 2.1 MILLION in prime time.
TOP 10 TWEETED-ABOUT
PROGRAMS OF THE WEEK
Show
1 BET Awards (BET, Sun.)
2 Game of Thrones (HBO, Sun.)
3 The Bachelorette (ABC, Mon.)
4 WWE Raw (USA, Mon.)
5 Pretty Little Liars (Freeform, Tue.)
6 Big Brother (CBS, Wed.)
7 Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (VH1, Mon.)
8 Big Brother (CBS, Thur.)
9 The Fosters (Freeform, Mon.)
10 WWE SmackDown (USA, Thur.)
Tweets
3,447,000
635,000
157,000
151,000
150,000
137,000
117,000
78,000
49,000
41,000
Data from week ending June 26; number of tweets measured until
5 a.m. local time the day after telecast for new prime-time and
late-night programs except sports. Source: Nielsen
6/26
5/29
6/26
5/29
Time
Program
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
MONDAY, June 20
8:00 The Bachelorette (ABC)
8:30
9:00
9:30
9:59
10:00
10:01
10:03
American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
Mom (CBS)
So You/Can Dance (Fox)
Camino Hacia Destino (UNI)
Reign (CW)
2 Broke Girls (CBS)
Scorpion (CBS)
Houdini & Doyle (Fox)
Tres Veces Ana (UNI)
Whose Line Is It Anyway (CW)
Whose Line Is It Anyway (CW)
Braindead (CBS)
Spartan: Team Challenge (NBC)
Mistresses (ABC)
Yago (UNI)
Rank
Season
to date
7.0
6.5
4.6
3.2
1.8
0.9
4.0
4.2
1.8
1.7
1.1
1.1
3.5
4.5
2.9
1.1
6
*9
22
*50
*70
*98
*32
29
*70
*73
*88
*88
*43
*23
54
*88
8.5
7.4
8.9
4.7
2.0
1.4
7.7
11.4
3.0
2.2
1.5
1.4
5.3
5.2
4.3
1.5
11.7
6.6
3.0
2.6
1.8
0.8
4.3
2.5
6.1
3.5
1.3
0.9
6.5
4.1
4.1
1
*7
53
*59
*70
*101
*26
*61
13
*43
83
*98
*9
*30
*30
13.8
9.8
3.1
3.1
6.2
3.8
3.8
3.6
0.7
3.3
3.5
2.3
0.9
3.7
3.1
4.3
3.5
2.7
2.2
*11
*36
*36
*41
*103
*48
*43
65
*98
*39
52
*26
*43
58
*66
Viewers
NCIS (CBS)
The Middle (ABC)
Hotel Hell (Fox)
Futbol Central (UNI)
Flash (CW)
8:30 Copa: U.S./Argentina (UNI)
Black-ish (ABC)
9:00 NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)
Uncle Buck (ABC)
Coupled (Fox)
Containment (CW)
10:00 Person of Interest (CBS)
Maya & Marty (NBC)
To Tell the Truth (ABC)
4.1
2.6
14.0
5.0
1.6
1.8
8.9
5.8
5.1
WEDNESDAY, June 22
8:00 Big Brother (CBS)
8:30
9:00
9:10
9:31
10:00
10:30
Masterchef (Fox)
The Middle (ABC)
American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
Arrow (CW)
The Goldbergs (ABC)
Modern Family (ABC)
Wayward Pines (Fox)
Supernatural (CW)
Copa America (UNI)
Black-ish (ABC)
Night Shift (NBC)
American Gothic (CBS)
Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)
The Real O’Neals (ABC)
Program
Viewers
Rank
6/26
Season
to date
Total
viewers 10.3
7.8
6.9
5.5
2.1
1.9
Ages
18-49
2.6
2.4
2.3
1.0
0.9
2.7
NETWORK TOP 20
THURSDAY, June 23
SOURCE: NIELSEN
8:00 America’s Got Talent (NBC)
Mavis (Oprah Winfrey) and Lady Mae
(Lynn Whitfield) in Greenleaf.
5/29
Time
LEGEND:
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TUESDAY, June 21
GUY D'ALEMA, OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK
0.9
NIGHT-BY-NIGHT RATINGS
‘THRONES’ SOARS
The sixth-season finale of HBO’s
Game of Thrones drew a series-high
8.9 MILLION same-day viewers Sunday, up from 8.1 million for last year’s
finale. Over at Showtime, Ray Donovan
returned with 1.1 MILLION.
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9:00
9:59
10:00
Bones (Fox)
Battlebots (ABC)
Spartan: Team Challenge (NBC)
Camino Hacia Destino (UNI)
Legends of Tomorrow (CW)
Life in Pieces (CBS)
Big Brother (CBS)
Spartan: Team Challenge (NBC)
Home Free (Fox)
Tres Veces Ana (UNI)
Beauty and the Beast (CW)
Code Black (CBS)
Celebrity Family Feud (ABC)
Aquarius (NBC)
Yago (UNI)
7.2
4.5
3.9
2.5
1.7
0.7
5.1
5.7
2.8
2.2
1.6
0.8
3.3
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1.7
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35
*61
*73
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15
*55
*66
*76
*101
*48
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2.6
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1.5
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3.6
1.6
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1.1
5.8
5.2
1.2
*26
*36
*59
*76
82
*88
*88
20
*41
*76
*84
*39
*88
14
18
*84
2.1
2.8
2.5
1.6
4.0
3.2
2.4
1.0
68
*55
*61
*76
*32
*50
64
*94
2.5
7.6
4.0
3.5
1.0
6.2
1.0
8.0
4.5
1.6
5.5
1.2
8.1
5.4
2.8
1.6
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1.9
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*32
*43
*94
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*76
16
*84
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*76
*84
*7
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11.7
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9.0
7.0
4.5
1.9
2.8
9.5
7.5
2.7
1.9
1.0
8.8
2.2
1.4
FRIDAY, June 24
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
8:30
9:00
9:01
10:00
10:01
Shark Tank (ABC)
Home Sports Dynasty (NBC)
Camino Hacia Destino (UNI)
Rosewood (Fox)
Masters of Illusion (CW)
Masters of Illusion (CW)
Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
Women’s Gymnastics (NBC)
Tres Veces Ana (UNI)
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (CW)
What Would You Do? (ABC)
Masterchef (Fox)
Blue Bloods (CBS)
20/20 (ABC)
Aqui Y Ahora (UNI)
10.4
3.9
1.9
1.5
1.2
1.1
10.2
1.9
1.2
3.2
1.2
12.0
5.9
SATURDAY, June 25
7:12 Fox Saturday Baseball (Fox)
8:00 48 Hours (CBS)
Olympic Trials: Diving (NBC)
People’s List (ABC)
9:00 20/20: In an Instant (ABC)
Olympic Trials: Gym. (NBC)
Boxing: Porter/Thurman (CBS)
10:17 MLS: San Jose/LA Galaxy (UNI)
1.9
3.6
SUNDAY, June 26
7:00 60 Minutes (CBS)
7:30
8:00
8:01
8:30
9:00
9:30
10:00
Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
Olympic Trials: Diving (NBC)
Cooper Barrett (Fox)
Copa: Argentina/Chile (UNI)
Bob’s Burgers (Fox)
Celebrity Family Feud (ABC)
Olympic Trials: Swim (NBC)
The Simpsons (Fox)
Big Brother (CBS)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC)
Women’s Gymnastics (NBC)
Madam Secretary (CBS)
Family Guy (Fox)
Last Man On Earth (Fox)
Match Game (ABC)
American Gothic (CBS)
BILL INOSHITA CBS
Bridgette Dunning, Paulie Calafiore,
Michelle Meyer and Frank Eudy compete
on the season premiere of Big Brother.
Viewers (millions)
1 America’s Got Talent (NBC)
11.7
8.1
2 The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC)
3 Celebrity Family Feud (ABC)
8.0
7.6
4 60 Minutes (CBS)
5 The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
7.2
7.0
6 The Bachelorette (ABC)
7 Match Game (ABC)
6.6
6.6
* NCIS (CBS)
9 American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
6.5
6.5
* Person of Interest (CBS)
11 Big Brother (Wed.) (CBS)
6.2
6.2
* Copa: Argentina/Chile (UNI)
13 NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)
6.1
5.8
14 Blue Bloods (CBS)
5.7
15 Big Brother (Thur.) (CBS)
16 Big Brother (Sun.) (CBS)
5.5
5.4
17 U.S. Women’s Gymnastics (NBC)
5.2
18 20/20 (ABC)
19 Life in Pieces (CBS)
5.1
5.0
20 Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
CABLE TOP 10
Jesse
Williams
made an
impassioned
speech at the
BET Awards.
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2.3
5.5
1.6
8.1
11.0
1.9
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6.6
Show
Viewers (millions)
1 Game of Thrones (HBO) Sun.
8.9
4.5
2 BET Awards (BET) Sun.
4.1
3 Rizzoli & Isles (TNT) Mon.
4 Major Crimes (TNT) Mon.
3.7
3.6
5 WWE Raw (9PM) (USA) Mon.
6 Adv. in Babysitting (Disney) Fri.
3.4
3.4
* WWE Raw (8PM) (USA) Mon.
* WWE Raw (10PM) (USA) Mon.
3.4
9 O’Reilly Factor (Fox News) Mon.
3.2
3.1
10 O’Reilly Factor (Fox News) Wed.
4D LIFE
USA TODAY
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
MOVIES
‘Neon Demon’:
It’s weird, right out
of the morgue
Bryan Alexander
@BryAlexand
USA TODAY
There’s a whole lotta of strange
in The Neon Demon (in theaters
now).
But Elle Fanning isn’t the only
one getting her weird on, as aspiring model Jesse. The strangeness
is spread all around.
Jena Malone, as twisted makeup artist Ruby, along with Bella
Heathcote and Abbey Wells as
jealous models, have their moments in director Nicolas Winding Refn’s film, which premiered
to some controversy last month
at Cannes Film Festival.
The
top
weirdest
five
moments:
THE NECROPHILIA SCENE
Yes, that happened. During Ruby’s moonlighting gig at the
morgue where she primps bodies,
she fully interacts with a female
corpse.
“I think that will go down in
history,” Malone says. “That
might be the first.”
Malone says the encounter explains her character’s “extreme
loneliness and this sort of empty
feeling inside of her.”
The corpse is, of course, played
by a living actress in an awardsworthy performance of staying,
well, deathly still throughout.
“We talked to each other beforehand,” Malone says. “She
made me feel very comfortable. I
think in any love scene you talk to
your fellow actors. It’s like, ‘These
are my boundaries.’ ”
BROAD GREEN PICTURES
Jesse (Elle Fanning) dreams of being a model, but she gets more than she bargained for.
Keanu Reeves
shows he’s
pretty handy
with a rubber
knife.
her. Good thing, because it
turns out the intruder is a
mountain lion that jumps
onto her bed.
There’s no real explanation how the beast
got into the room.
You’d think she’d
work it for a
room upgrade.
Nope.
HANK STICKS
A KNIFE DOWN
JESSE’S
THROAT
THERE’S A MOUNTAIN LION
IN JESSE’S HOTEL ROOM
On her way back to her seedy hotel (where aspiring models apparently stay in L.A.), Jesse finds
someone has broken into her
room. She grabs hotel manager
Hank (Keanu Reeves) to protect
After Hank saves
the day with the
mountain lion, he
breaks into Jesse’s room and
sticks a knife slow-
RICHARD SHOTWELL,
INVISION/AP
ly down her throat. It turns out to
be a dream sequence, but it’s still
incredibly disturbing and strange.
Fanning says a “dulled-down”
rubber knife was used. And
Reeves was “so polite” about it.
Reeves “was like, ‘I just want to
make sure you’re OK.’ And I was
like, ‘I’m good, it’s OK,’ ” Fanning
says. “We didn’t do too many
takes. It was like, ‘All right, we got
this one.’ ”
JESSE KISSES HERSELF
IN THE MIRROR
As Jesse gets pulled into the
modeling world, her narcissism
grows. She doesn’t meet her end
while gazing at her own reflection
like Narcissus did in Greek mythology. But Jesse does make out
with her multi-mirror image dur-
ing a photo shoot. It was an
ad-lib.
“We built this incredible set
that had these triangles and the
mirrors and all of these lights,”
Fanning says. “I had this really
glossy lip gloss on. I looked up
and could see myself in the mirrors. And it just happened.”
THE EATING OF AN EYEBALL
Lee, the stunning supermodel
star of Mad Max: Fury Road, did
sign up for the part of a flesheating model in Neon Demon.
And she made good on the casting during a scene — we’ll be
vague on the details — in which
her model Sarah finds an eyeball.
Sarah plops it into her mouth
like an olive, and Lee nails a selfsatisfied look.
MOVIES
Director David Yates, wrestling
with ‘Tarzan’ and ‘Beasts’
Andrea Mandell
@andreamandell
USA TODAY
David Yates is one heck of a
Muggle. The director, who
helmed the final four Harry Potter films, releases The Legend of
Tarzan on Friday, a $180 million
live-action film starring Alexander Skarsgård as the jungle hero.
This fall, Yates will follow Tarzan with Fantastic Beasts and
Where to Find Them (in theaters
Nov. 18), the highly anticipated
Potter spinoff starring Eddie Redmayne as magizoologist Newt
Scamander. USA TODAY spoke
with Yates on how he pulled off
two massive films in one year.
You’ve dealt with suspension of disbelief
with the ‘Harry Potter’ films,
but ‘Tarzan’ speaks to animals, fights gorillas and is a
lord living in London when
we meet him. What attracted you to this take on ‘The
Legend of Tarzan’?
A: There were so many projects
I was reading. I was getting sent
all these scripts from here, there
and everywhere and they all felt
very one-note. ... It had lots of
good, fun elements you would enjoy when you went into the theater — there was action, great
landscapes, amazing animals. I
wasn’t seeing those kinds of
things in any of the other scripts.
… I just thought this is all great,
we haven’t been to Africa, this big,
beautiful, amazing (continent), in
a movie in a while. And I haven’t
seen this sort of action/adventure/romance film for awhile.
In a summer tentpole
movie so full of CGI,
what was the hardest thing
to get right?
A: The challenge was really
creating the world and making it
feel romantic and big and heightened — but believable. ... (In one
scene), Margot (Robbie) is
chained to the rail and the boat’s
traveling up the river. That’s a
Q
Q
VALERIE MACON, AFP/GETTY IMAGES
pure drama scene, but actually it’s
a visual-effects sequence (with a
real river shot in Gabon, Africa,
added into the background). We
can only do that now. We couldn’t
do that a few years ago, but we’ve
gotten better and better at that
kind of technology.
How did you manage
the overlapping production schedules of ‘Tarzan’
and ‘Fantastic Beasts’?
A: I was still shooting Tarzan
when I got sent a script for
Beasts. So I went straight onto
Beasts. ... My editor, bless him,
Mark Day, would have one machine that had Tarzan on it and
one machine that had Beasts, and
I would flip-flop between the two
all the time. ... All doable, all perfectly fine, but literally there
wasn’t a single day when I was
working Beasts that I didn’t at
least peek at Tarzan in some
shape or form.
Did ‘Fantastic Beasts’
feel like a ‘Harry Potter’
homecoming?
A: It feels the same but different. In the sense that it’s Jo’s (J.K.
Rowling’s) universe extended,
but it feels different because it’s
not Hogwarts, it’s not about kids.
It’s about grown-ups. It’s dealing
with very adult themes.
Q
Q
Yates’ The
Legend of
Tarzan hits
theaters
Friday, and
on its heels
comes his
Fantastic
Beasts and
Where to
Find Them.
NOTICES
LEGAL
UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
) Chapter 11
In re:
AOG Entertainment, Inc., et al., ) Case No.16-11090 (SMB)
) (Jointly Administered)
Debtors.
NOTICE OF (I) DEADLINE REQUIRING FILING OF PROOFS OF
CLAIM ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 5, 2016 AND (II) DEADLINE
OF ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 25, 2016 FOR FILING PROOFS OF
CLAIM OF GOVERNMENTAL UNITS
TO ALL PERSONS AND ENTITIES WITH CLAIMS AGAINST THE DEBTORS
LISTED BELOW:
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has
entered an Order establishing August 5,2016 at 5:00 p.m.(Prevailing Eastern
Time) (the“Bar Date”) as the last date for each person or entity (including individuals,partnerships,corporations,joint ventures and trusts) to file a proof of claim
against any of the Debtors listed below (the“Debtors”):
Debtor, Tax ID, Case No.: 19 Entertainment Limited, 98-0458517, 16-11122;
19 Entertainment Worldwide LLC, 80-0331986, 16-11127; 19 Entertainment,
Inc., 03-0470323, 16-11121; 19 Management Limited, 98-0458501, 16-11095;
19 Merchandising Limited, 98-0458512, 16-11097; 19 Productions Limited,
98-0458490, 16-11101; 19 Publishing Inc., 80-0800800, 16-11094; 19 Recording
Services, Inc., 20-0600641, 16-11119; 19 Recordings Limited, 98-0458507,
16-11092; 19 Recordings, Inc., 20-0949492, 16-11087; 19 Touring Limited,
98-0458499, 16-11093; 19 Touring LLC, 74-3057157, 16-11089; 19 TV Limited,
98-0458511, 16-11098; 7th Floor Productions, LLC, 35-2479160, 16-11116;
All Girl Productions Inc., 55-0805760, 16-11117; Alta Loma Entertainment,
LLC, 80-0933015, 16-11111; AOG Entertainment, Inc., 95-2984420, 16-11090;
Brilliant 19 Limited, N/A, 16-11091; Clown Car Productions, LLC, 46-4295459,
16-11108; CORE Entertainment Cayman Limited, 98-1014886, 16-11132; CORE
Entertainment Offeror, LLC, 98-0702685, 16-11131; CORE Entertainment UK
Limited,98-0702685,16-11133;CORE Entertainment Inc.,95-2984420,16-11134;
CORE G.O.A.T. Holding Corp., 86-1163459, 16-11128; CORE Group Productions
Limited, 98-0458504, 16-11118; CORE Media Group Inc., 27-0118168, 16-11130;
CORE Media Group Productions Inc.,46-1688505,16-11125;CORE MG UK Holdings
Limited, 98-0458518, 16-11126; CTA Productions, Inc., 64-0955879, 16-11102;
Dance Nation Productions Inc.,20-2249622,16-11115;DoubleVision Film Limited,
98-0458492, 16-11088; EPE Holding Corporation, 14-1922295, 16-11129; Focus
Enterprises,Inc.,95-4094396,16-11124;Fresh Start Productions,LLC,47-1052204,
16-11110; Gilded Entertainment, LLC, 80-0934153, 16-11114; IICD LLC, N/A,
16-11107; J2K Productions, Inc., 14-1852687, 16-11105; Magma Productions,
LLC, 90-0994711, 16-11106; Masters of Dance Productions Inc., 80-0303417,
16-11099; Native Management Limited, 98-1026634, 16-11104; Native Songs
Limited, N/A, 16-11103; On the Road Productions, 14-1893468, 16-11109;
Pioneer Production Services LLC, 46-1704822, 16-11120; Sonic Transformation,
LLC, 36-4767828, 16-11123; Southside Productions Inc., 20-1691908, 16-11112;
Sunset View Productions, LLC, 37-1731692, 16-11113; SYTYCD DVD Productions
Inc., 80-0331976,16-11096;This Land Productions,Inc.,37-1539523,16-11100
The Bar Date and the procedures set forth below for filing proofs of claim apply
to all claims against the Debtors that arose prior to April 28,2016,the date on which
the Debtors commenced cases under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy
Code,exceptforthose holdersoftheclaimslisted inSection4belowthatarespecifically excluded from the Bar Date filing requirement.Governmental units may have
until October 25, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (Prevailing Eastern Time), the date that
is one hundred eighty (180) days after the order for relief,to file proofs of claim.
1. WHO MUST FILE A PROOF OF CLAIM. You MUST file a proof of claim to
vote on a chapter 11 plan filed by the Debtors or to share in distributions from the
Debtors’ bankruptcy estates if you have a claim that arose prior to April 28, 2016
(the“Filing Date”), and it is not one of the types of claims described in Section 4
below. Claims based on acts or omissions of the Debtors that occurred before the
Filing Date must be filed on or prior to the Bar Date,even if such claims are not now
fixed,liquidated or certain or did not mature or become fixed,liquidated or certain
before the Filing Date.
Under Section 101(5) of the Bankruptcy Code and as used in this Notice, the
word “claim” means: (a) a right to payment, whether or not such right is reduced
to judgment, liquidated, unliquidated, fixed, contingent, matured, unmatured,
disputed, undisputed, legal, equitable, secured, or unsecured; or (b) a right to an
equitable remedy for breach of performance if such breach gives rise to a right to
payment,whether or not such rightto an equitable remedy is reduced to judgment,
fixed,contingent,matured,unmatured,disputed,undisputed,secured or unsecured.
2. WHAT TO FILE. The Debtors are enclosing a proof of claim form for use
in these cases; if your claim is scheduled by the Debtors, the form also sets forth
the amount of your claim as scheduled by the Debtors,the specific Debtor against
which the claim is scheduled and whether the claim is scheduled as disputed,contingent or unliquidated. You will receive a different proof of claim form for each
claim scheduled in your name by the Debtors.You may utilize the proof of claim
form(s) provided by the Debtors to file your claim.Additional proof of claim forms
may be obtained at http://www.kccllc.net/AOG or at www.uscourts.gov/forms/
bankruptcy-forms.
All proof of claim forms must be signed by the claimant or,if the claimant is not
an individual,by an authorized agent of the claimant.It must be written in English
and bedenominatedin UnitedStatescurrency.Youshould attachtoyour completed
proof of claim any documents on which the claim is based (if voluminous,attach a
summary) or an explanation as to why the documents are not available.
Your proof of claim form must not contain complete social security numbers or
taxpayer identification numbers (only the last four digits), a complete birth date
(only the year),the name of a minor (only the minor’s initials) or a financial account
number (only the last four digits of such financial account).
Any holder of a claim against more than one Debtor must file a separate proof
of claim with respect to each such Debtor and all holders of claims must identify
on their proof of claim the specific Debtor against which their claim is asserted and
the case number of that Debtor’s bankruptcy case.A list of the names of the Debtors
and their case numbers is set forth above.
3. WHEN AND WHERE TO FILE. Except as provided for herein, all proofs of
claim must be filed so as to be received on or before August 5, 2016 at 5:00
p.m. (Prevailing Eastern Time) at the following address: AOG Entertainment,
Inc. Claims Processing Center, c/o Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC, 2335 Alaska
Avenue,El Segundo,CA 90245.
Alternatively, proofs of claim may be submitted electronically through the
electronic filing system available through the claim’s agent website at http://
www.kccllc.net/AOG.
Proofs of claim will be deemed filed only when received at the address listed
above or filed electronically on or before the Bar Date. Proofs of claim may not be
delivered by facsimile,telecopy or electronic mail transmission.
4. WHO NEED NOT FILE A PROOF OF CLAIM.You do not need to file a proof
of claim on or prior to the Bar Date if you are:
(a) A person or entity that has already filed a proof of claim against the
Debtors with the claims agent or the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern
District of New York in a form substantially similar to Official Bankruptcy Form No.
410;
(b) A person or entity whose claim is listed on the Schedules if (i) the claim is
not scheduled as“disputed,”“contingent,”or“unliquidated;”(ii) you do not disagree
with the amount,nature and priority of the claim as set forth in the Schedules;and
(iii) you do not dispute that your claim is an obligation only of the specific Debtor
against which the claim is listed in the Schedules;
(c) A holder of a claim that has previously been allowed by Order of the Court;
(d) A holder of a claim that has been paid in full by any of the Debtors;
(e) A holder of a claim for which a specific deadline has previously been fixed
by this Court;
(f) Any Debtor having a claim against another Debtor or any of the nondebtor subsidiaries of CORE Entertainment, Inc. having a claim against any of the
Debtors;
(g) A holder of a claim allowable under § 503(b) and § 507(a)(2) of the
Bankruptcy Code as an expense of administration of the Debtors’estates;
(h) the existing prepetition administrative agent or any of the lenders pursuant to that certain First Lien Term Loan Agreement, dated as of December 9, 2011,
but only to the extent of claims that arise under or in connection with such agreement;
(i) the existing prepetition administrative agent or any of the lenders pursuant to that certain Second Lien Term Loan Agreement, dated as of December 9,
2011, but only to the extent of claims that arise under or in connection with such
agreement;and
(j) an employee of the Debtors, but only to the extent that such claim is
solely for outstanding wages, base salary, commissions, benefits, bonuses, or
other ordinary course compensation;provided,however,that any employee of the
Debtors who wishes to assert a claim against the Debtors that is not based solely on
outstanding wages, base salary,commissions, benefits,bonuses, or other ordinary
course compensation must file a proof of such claim on or prior to the Bar Date.
If you are a holder of an equity interest in the Debtors, you need not file a
proof of interest with respect to the ownership of such equity interest at this time.
However,if you assert a claim against the Debtors,including a claim relating to such
equity interest or the purchase or sale of such interest, a proof of such claim must
be filed on or prior to the Bar Date pursuant to procedures set forth in this Notice.
This Notice is being sent to many persons and entities that have had some
relationship with or have done business with the Debtors but may not have an
unpaid claim against the Debtors.The fact that you have received this Notice does
not mean that you have a claim or that the Debtors or the Court believe that you
have a claim against the Debtors.
5. EXECUTORY CONTRACTS AND UNEXPIRED LEASES. If you have a claim
arising out of the rejection of an executory contract or unexpired lease as to which
the order authorizing such rejection is dated on or before June 23, 2016, the date
of entry of the order establishing the Bar Date, you must file a proof of claim by
the Bar Date. Any person or entity that has a claim arising from the rejection of
an executory contract or unexpired lease, as to which the order is dated after the
date of entry of the order establishing the Bar Date, you must file a proof of claim
with respect to such claim by the date fixed by the Court in the applicable order
authorizing rejection of such contract or lease.
6. CONSEQUENCES OF FAILURE TO FILE A PROOF OF CLAIM BY THE
BAR DATE. ANY HOLDER OF A CLAIM THAT IS NOT EXEMPTED FROM THE
REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ORDER, AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 4 ABOVE, AND
THAT FAILS TO TIMELY FILE A PROOF OF CLAIM IN THE APPROPRIATE FORM
SHALL NOT BE TREATED AS A CREDITOR WITH RESPECT TO SUCH CLAIM FOR
THE PURPOSES OF VOTING ON ANY PLAN OF REORGANIZATION FILED IN
THESE CASES AND PARTICIPATING IN ANY DISTRIBUTION IN THE DEBTORS’
CASES ON ACCOUNT OF SUCH CLAIM.
7. THE DEBTORS’SCHEDULES AND ACCESS THERETO.You may be listed as
the holder of a claim against one or more of the Debtors in the Debtors’Schedules
of Assets and Liabilities and/or Schedules of Executory Contracts and Unexpired
Leases (collectively,the“Schedules”).To determine if and how youare listed on the
Schedules,please refer to the descriptions set forth on the enclosed proof of claim
forms regarding the nature, amount, and status of your claim(s). If you received
postpetition payments from the Debtors (as authorized by the Court) on account
of your claim, the enclosed proof of claim form will reflect the net amount of your
claims. If the Debtors believe that you hold claims against more than one Debtor,
you will receive multiple proof of claim forms,each of which will reflect the nature
and amount of your claim against one Debtor, as listed in the Schedules.
If you rely on the Debtors’Schedules,it is your responsibility to determine that
the claim is accurately listed in the Schedules.As set forth above,if you agree with
the nature, amount and status of your claim as listed in the Debtors’ Schedules,
and if you do not dispute that your claim is only against the Debtor specified
by the Debtors, and if your claim is not described as “disputed,”“contingent,” or
“unliquidated,” you need not file a proof of claim. Otherwise, or if you decide to
file a proof of claim, you must do so before the Bar Date in accordance with the
procedures set forth in this Notice.
Copies of the Debtors’ Schedules are available for inspection free of charge at
http://www.kccllc.net/AOG. Copies of the Debtors’ Schedules are also available
on the Court’s Public Access to Court Electronic Records (“PACER”) at http://ecf.
nysb.uscourts.gov; a login and password are required to access this information
and can be obtained through the PACER Service Center at http://www.pacer.psc.
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PEOPLE
Amanda Seyfried is a
‘stage mother’ – to her dog
Carly Mallenbaum
@thatgirlcarly
USA TODAY
Amanda Seyfried didn’t grow
up with dogs. With her busy work
schedule, she didn’t think she
could take care of a canine. In
fact, she wasn’t looking for a furry
friend at all.
But then she met Finn. Today,
the 30-year-old actress — who’s
known for films Mamma Mia and
Ted 2, and stars as Russell
Crowe’s daughter in new drama
Fathers and Daughters, out July 8
— is a dog owner and an ambassador at the welfare organization
Best Friends Animal Society.
“I can’t imagine my life without him,” Seyfried says of
61⁄2-year-old Australian shepherd
Finn. “He’s in my contract for
every (acting) job” to be allowed
on U.S. sets.
Finn, whom Seyfried met
through a production coordinator
on HBO’s Big Love, “has always
been good on set,” she says. If
for some reason he can’t join
Seyfried on location — like on a
recent trip when she traveled
from France to China — the two
“I can’t
imagine
my life
without
him.
He’s
in my
contract.
... (He)
has
always
been
good on
set.”
Facetime regularly, and Seyfried
requests twice-daily videos from
her dog sitter.
Yep, she’s a helicopter dog
mother now. And with a new
video for Best Friends Animal
Society, she also calls herself
Finn’s “stage mother.”
Seyfried and Finn shot an ’80sthemed video for the initiative
Strut Your Mutt and the
#9000StepsChallenge,
which
asks animal owners to walk 9,000
steps with their pets on the ninth
day of the month to raise
awareness to the fact that more
than 9,000 dogs and cats are
euthanized in shelters each
day because there’s not enough
room.
That toll “is an important thing
to know when you’re looking for
your best friend,” Seyfried says.
As for the video shoot, in which
Seyfried and Finn wore matching
headbands and walked the 9,000
steps — it was more exhausting
than a long walk. Seyfried, who
was Finn’s trainer on the shoot,
“had to make sure he looked a
certain way, (fed) him treats.”
She believes that instead of
being Finn’s co-star, she’ll go back
to being BFFs.
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‘Imagine’ a dark descent into mental illness
BOOK
REVIEW
Don Oldenburg
Special for USA TODAY
Adam Haslett’s second novel,
Imagine Me Gone (Little, Brown,
356 pp., eee out of four), is a
gut-wrenching immersion into
mental illness and its debilitating
effect on a family over four
decades.
Trouble begins early in a flashback to 1960s London when a
young, spirited American, Margaret, is blindsided by the discovery
that her charming, steadfast, British fiancé, John, has been hospitalized. She learns that his history
of incapacitating bouts of depression started in childhood.
Margaret marries John anyway. Before their third child is
born, John loses his London investment job and moves the family near Boston, where his
struggles to fend off “the beast”
continue to interfere at home and
work. John is a decent husband
and a loving father ... until he
can’t be anymore. “There is no
getting better,” he acknowledges.
The kids grow up before you
know it. Seems as if in one chapter, Michael, Celia and little Alec
are playing hide-and-seek summering on Maine’s rocky shore,
and, then, a couple of chapters
later, they’re adults trying to survive difficult lives.
Michael, the oldest, is intense
and creative; he’s overmedicated
for depression and anxiety and
manically obsessed with “house
music,” random troubled women
and racial issues. Celia is attrac-
tive and strong-willed, a social
worker in San Francisco fighting
to make her tenuous relationship
with her boyfriend work. Alec is
gay, a middling journalist who
agonizes over his mother and
her finances, made fragile by supporting Michael, who can’t hold
down a job.
Haslett knows personally the
toll on families having to endure
severe mental illness — suffering
overwhelming burdens, psychological upheaval and tormenting
guilt while desperately trying
to rescue a loved one. Drawing
vivid scenes and compelling characters from a tragic realism, he
tells the story, chapter by chapter,
through the alternating voices
and points of view of the five family members.
Haslett so intimately connects
the reader to his characters’ inner
lives, their thoughts and fears,
that, at times, reading the novel
becomes uncomfortable, too
close to emotional voyeurism.
Such as when a suicidal John
feels he has failed everyone and
sadly confides: “It’s impossible,
what I’m trying to do. To say
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good-bye without telling them
I’m leaving.”
This is not an easy read, despite
Haslett’s exceptional storytelling
and poignant insights. While there
are uplifting moments of humor,
kindness and love, this rare, complex story’s emotional trajectory
is a dizzying downward spiral
that finally, abruptly, stops at no
happy ending.
Author Adam
Haslett
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Douglas Family
Douglas Family
Douglas Family (N) Guess Who Father upset with future son-in-law. (2005)
Rock This Boat (N)
You’ve Got Mail A woman begins an online romance with a man who hides his true identity. Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan (1998)
Douglas Family
Greenleaf Grace at work.
Outrageous Acts of Science
Outrageous Acts of Science (N)
X2 A madman plans mutant genocide.
Wrath of the Titans Perseus journeys to the underworld in order to rescue his father, Zeus. (2012)
The Hurt Locker Army bomb squad stationed in Iraq. Jeremy Renner (2009) (7:00)
How to Build (N)
How to Build
Cleverman (N)
Rock This Boat
Outrageous Acts of Science
Expend. 2 (2012)
Breaking Bad Home situations.
Faster Dwayne Johnson (2010) (7:00)
Friday the 13th Madman terrorizes visitors at a lake. Jared Padalecki (2009)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Big Bang Theory
Big Bang Theory
Conan (N)
Big Bang Theory
Big Bang Theory
Big Bang Theory
Big Bang Theory
Macbeth A nobleman plots the death of his king. Orson Welles (1948)
Hamlet Prince wants revenge for king’s murder. Laurence Olivier (1948)
My Big Fat Fabulous Life (N)
My Big Fat Fabulous Life (N)
I Am Jazz Jazz’s surgery. (N)
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Castle Magician murdered.
Castle Detective gunned down.
Major Crimes
Major Crimes
Expedition Unknown
Expedition Unknown (N)
Expedition Unknown
Expedition Unknown
Carbonaro Effect
Carbonaro Effect
Carbonaro Effect
Carbonaro Effect
Carbonaro Effect (N) Carbonaro Effect
Carbonaro Effect
Carbonaro Effect
George Lopez
George Lopez
Loves Raymond
Loves Raymond
Loves Raymond
King of Queens
King of Queens
Loves Raymond
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Royal Pains Hank helps actor. (N)
Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
Dating Naked (N) (Season premiere)
Barely Famous (N) Barely Famous (N) Dating Naked Natalie and David.
Weediquette Cannabis farming.
Weediquette Weed in Africa.
Noisey Music culture in Jamaica.
Noisey South Beach in Miami, Fla.
Law & Order Death of an investigator.
Law & Order Trail of drugs.
Law & Order Illegal immigrants.
Law & Order Prep school student dead.
Weather Caught on Camera
Highway Thru Hell New competitor.
Highway Thru Hell Fleet to oil fields.
Highway Thru Hell New driver crashes.
Constantine A detective battles with Satan’s son. (2005)
Person of Interest Five mob leaders.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Person of Interest Reese’s memories.
Person of Interest
MOVIE NETWORKS
URSULA COYOTE, NBC
It’s unlikely anyone will ever call
The Night Shift “fascinating”
(“unambitious” is more like it),
but for those desperate for original scripted programming, it
is offering two new hours. The
first finds Jordan bonding with a
dying patient; the second finds
the team suffering from a record
heat wave — and a lack of airconditioning.
ESPN
ESPN2
FS1
Golf
MLB
NBA
NBCSports
NFLN
FXM Presents (N)
Sinister 2 Young family’s rural home is
haunted. James Ransone (2015)
Transporter 2
Jason Statham (2005)
Walking with Dinosaurs 3D The story of
an underdog dinosaur. (2013)
Ever After: A Cinderella Story A young woman who is made a servant by her scheming stepmother uses Murder, She Wrote A latin band gets an
her wits and the help of a great inventor to overcome the odds and win a handsome prince. (1998)
offer.
The Gift A widowed psychic stumbles into danger when the police ask her to help
solve the disappearance of a socialite in their sleepy town in Georgia. (2001)
Inherent Vice A private eye helps his ex-girlfriend solve a
possible kidnapping plot. Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin (2014)
Roadies A devoted crew of “roadies”
on tour.
Rocky III A boxer is trained by his former rival to reclaim the
boxing championship. Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire (1982)
Miles to Go
Before I Sleep
Rocky IV
Sylvester Stallone
Underclassman Brash young detective goes undercover to stop
a criminal syndicate. Nick Cannon (2005) (10:40)
NCAA College World Series CWS Finals, Game 3 (If Necessary) Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs. Arizona Wildcats (Live)
SportsCenter
MLB Baseball New York Mets at Washington Nationals (Live)
Baseball Tonight
City Slam from Los Angeles
UFC Tonight
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
TUF Talk
Chronicles (N)
Chronicles
PGA of America H/L
Chronicles
Chronicles
Chronicles (N)
Chronicles
Fox Sports Live
MLB Tonight
WNBA Basketball New York Liberty at Minnesota Lynx from Target Center (Live)
WNBA Basketball Connecticut Sun at Phoenix Mercury (Live)
NASCAR Throwback
NASCAR Throwback
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