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FROM THE PAGES OF midnight in New York

SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2017 FROM THE PAGES OF © 2017 The New York Times
Soviet Veteran Says He Met Trump Jr. GOVERNORS SHUN

WASHINGTON — He is a spies in the Russian military, is 1986 to 1988, like “millions of oth- NEW HEALTH BILL
veteran of the Red Army, photo- well known in Washington, where er Soviet boys.” He said he left
graphed in the 1980s with fellow he has worked for business and with the rank of sergeant. FROM BOTH SIDES
soldiers in a Russian birch forest. political interests in Russia and NBC News first reported
He collects fine art, likes opera other former Soviet states. Akhmetshin’s role in the meet-
and owns a nearly $2 million It was in that capacity, ing, but did not identify him. He
townhouse in Logan Circle, in the Akhmetshin said on Friday, that first confirmed to The Associated PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The na-
center of Washington. He often he accompanied a Russian law- Press that he was at the meeting. tion’s governors, gathered here
roams around the city on a bright yer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, to the Akhmetshin has boasted to for their annual summer meeting,
orange bicycle. meeting as part of an effort to un- associates that he had served in came out strongly on Friday against
On Friday, Rinat Akhmetshin, dermine an American law known the military with a group known the new Senate bill to repeal the Af-
the Soviet army veteran, re- as the Magnitsky Act that sanc- as the Osoby Otdel, or Special fordable Care Act, ratcheting up
vealed another detail of an exot- tions Russians for human rights Section, which in the Soviet pe- the pressure on Republican leaders
ic life: He was one of the people abuses. The 2012 law infuriated riod was a division of the K.G.B. struggling to round up the votes to
at the meeting Donald Trump President Vladimir V. Putin of The group was distinct from the pass the bill next week.
Jr. had with a Russian lawyer at Russia, whose government retal- G.R.U., or Main Intelligence Di- Opposition came from Democrat-
Trump Tower on June 9, 2016. iated by restricting adoptions of rectorate of the defense ministry. ic and Republican governors. The
The presence of Akhmetshin Russian children by Americans. The investigative journalist Republicans split between conser-
adds another development to Akhmetshin, who wears his Seymour Hersh said that despite vatives who said the legislation did
the narrative about the gather- curly hair high in a manner that Akhmetshin’s work to repeal the not go far enough and moderates
ing, which Donald Trump Jr. ar- associates compare to the pro- Magnitsky Act, he is clear-eyed who said it was too harsh on their
ranged after learning that a Rus- tagonist in the 1977 cult-classic about the Russian government. state’s vulnerable residents.
sian lawyer claimed to have dam- horror film “Eraserhead,” said “He is not a whore for Putin,” Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada,
aging information about Hillary he took part in the meeting at the said Hersh, who moderated a who may be the most pivotal figure
Clinton. The news has increased request of Veselnitskaya. He said panel arranged by Akhmetshin at the moment in the health care de-
pressure on the White House to he had no ties to the Kremlin or after a Washington screening of bate, said he had “great concerns”
offer a more comprehensive ac- Russian intelligence. a film critical of the dead Russian with the legislation, and all but de-
count of what happened. “I am a target of well-coordi- accountant for whom the Mag- clared that he could not support any
Akhmetshin, a naturalized nated and financed smear cam- nitsky Act is named. Hersh said bill that would scale back Nevada’s
American citizen who talks of paign,” he said in a text message. Akhmetshin cared a great deal Medicaid program. His decision to
his past in a K.G.B. counterintel- He described his time in the about getting the restrictions on expand Medicaid under the Afford-
ligence unit focused on hunting military as routine, serving from adoptions rescinded. (NYT) able Care Act had been “a winner for
the people of our state,” he said.
Ruling Threatens Hong Kong’s Legal Freedoms much more supportive. Gov. Scott
Conservative governors were not
Walker of Wisconsin suggested that
HONG KONG — Nearly three Hong Kong has been rattled by willing to offer the city the degree Congress consider a better-funded
years after sweeping pro-democ- episodes that have raised fears of deference they once showed it. version of the measure proposed
racy protests filled the streets of that China is reaching deeper But people in Hong Kong have this year by two Republican sena-
Hong Kong, a local court deliv- into the city to enforce its will. A been comforted by the fact that tors, Susan Collins of Maine and Bill
ered the struggling movement a bookseller who sold lurid titles the city has its own legal system Cassidy of Louisiana, that would of-
severe blow on Friday, removing about China’s leaders was ab- — based on British common law, fer states more flexibility.
four legislators from office and ducted and taken to mainland unlike China’s — that is indepen- That approach, Walker said, would
assuring China greater influence China. Xiao Jianhua, a prominent dent. That legal system remains obviate differences between the
over the city’s government. billionaire who grew up in China, robust, and it is one reason in- states that did and did not expand
The pro-democracy lawmak- was snatched from a high-end ho- vestment flows to Hong Kong. Medicaid while averting the split
ers were dismissed from the tel and brought to the mainland. But Friday’s ruling will deepen between conservative and centrist
Hong Kong Legislative Council When President Xi Jinping worries that Chinese influence is members of Congress. “None of these
because they had used unaccept- of China visited Hong Kong two weakening judicial protections. plans right now do us justice,” he said.
able words or dubious tones in weeks ago for the 20th anniver- The court ruling was “a disturb- Sandoval’s views are likely to in-
oaths of office that require they sary of its return to Chinese sov- ing and ominous development,” fluence Nevada’s Republican sen-
declare loyalty to China. ereignty, he mixed reassurances said Willy Lam, a political analyst ator, Dean Heller, while Walker’s
The ruling means that democ- about its special status with a and adjunct professor at the Chi- could play on Wisconsin’s undecid-
racy advocates in the semiauton- warning not to test Beijing’s will. nese University of Hong Kong. ed Republican, Ron Johnson.
omous legislature will no longer Since 1997, China’s economy Like many critics of the decision, In a sign of the furious efforts in
have enough votes to block leg- has become less dependent on he suggested that the judge had Washington, Sandoval revealed
islation from their pro-Beijing Hong Kong, while the territory’s bent over backward to create a he had been lobbied by President
counterparts. prosperity has become more en- decision pleasing to Beijing. Trump in a phone call. He declined
“Voters entrusted us with the tangled with the mainland. As “It’s a direct interference in to discuss the specifics of their dis-
task of monitoring the govern- the political and economic power Hong Kong’s internal affairs, a cussion, which he said took place af-
ment,” said Leung Kwok-hung, imbalance grows, and Hong Kong breach of both its judicial inde- ter his announcement in June with
one of those unseated. “We’ve gets drawn tighter into China’s pendence and separation of pow- Heller that both would oppose an
lost that power.” orbit, Beijing’s leaders are less ers,” Lam said. ALAN WONG earlier version of the bill. (NYT)


Liu’s Last Words New Goal for Marines, Back in a Hot Spot

For His Wife CAMP SHORAB, Afghanistan A United

— The last time American Ma- States Marine
BEIJING — As Liu Xiaobo, Chi- rines were in Helmand Province, supervised
na’s most famous political prison- they had a sweeping mission and Afghan forces
er, lay dying under police guard, the resources to carry it out.
he struggled to finish what was Tens of thousands of Marines in a training
probably his last written work. It flooded the southern villages exercise. The
was not a political statement, but here, and they had tens of mil- Marines want
a sometimes playful, sometimes lions of dollars in cash to throw the soldiers
darkly cryptic, tribute to his wife, into projects that would bolster to put up a
Liu Xia, an artist and poet who local support. They led some of harder fight.
endured house arrest while he the bloodiest battles of this long
served an 11-year prison sentence. war, losing 349 troops, but they
“Love as intense as ice, love as succeeded in turning much of OMAR SOBHANI/REUTERS
remote as blackness,” reads one of what had been prime Taliban and
the handwritten notes Liu wrote opium territory over to the Afghan After days of traveling and Even as the Trump administration
in a hospital in the northeastern government. talking with Marines and their has given commanders the lead in
city of Shenyang before he died Then, following the Obama ad- Afghan allies, it is clear the new setting increased troop levels, it
of liver cancer on Thursday. “My ministration’s deadline to have mission is a treacherous grind in has sought alternative guidance
praise is perhaps an unforgivable combat forces out of Afghanistan temperatures well over 100 de- from wealthy security contrac-
poison,” he wrote in the brief and by the end of 2014, they went grees — described as a “hair dryer tors.
sometimes fragmentary tribute. home. in your face” — to achieve expec- As the Pentagon has drawn up
Liu’s notes were for the preface Now they are back in Helmand tations lowered to the most basic. its plans, its leaders have studi-
of an unpublished collection of his with a changed mission, looking at The mission is no longer about ously refused to talk about time-
wife’s photographs provisionally a changed map. control of Helmand. It is simply to tables.
titled “Accompanying Liu Xiaobo.” Within two years, Helmand, Af- try to keep Lashkar Gah from fall- To describe how long this new
His notes and the photo collection ghanistan’s largest province, all ing to the Taliban, and to help the mission may take, in a war that
were shared by a Chinese editor but returned to the hands of the Afghan forces put up a fight. has already stretched over nearly
who was a friend of the couple Taliban. Lashkar Gah, the provin- There is no withdrawal dead- 16 years, the Marines in Helmand
and who had helped compile the cial capital and a haven for tens of line, and no clearly defined strat- repeatedly referred to American
book. The editor said Liu made thousands of refugees from the egy to end the war — other than efforts in Germany and Japan af-
contact late last month and that fighting, has been surrounded for hoping to persuade the Taliban ter World War II.
people close to Liu later passed more than a year, and in that time to give up and eventually talk of The chairman of the Joint Chiefs
on pictures of his notes. The editor has been infiltrated by insurgents peace. of Staff, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford
asked to remain anonymous, cit- at least three times. The perfor- The Marines’ diminished goals Jr., who visited Helmand for a cou-
ing fear of repercussions. mance of the Afghan forces was here reflect a broader American ple of hours last month, put it more
Liu will remain best known as catastrophic, with 60 to 70 soldiers unease and confusion about being simply: “We are staying.”
a dissident who was awarded the dying each week. pulled back into the Afghan fight. MUJIB MASHAL
Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 while in
prison. He was sentenced in 2009, In Brief
the year after he helped issue a
petition calling for democratic
change that led to his arrest. 2 Germans Killed at Resort in Egypt tention and prevent any adverse impact on outside
But his last known writing investment. The proposed changes in Aceh Prov-
shows how Liu, whose fame be- Two German tourists were killed and four other ince have caused a stir in Indonesia since local news
gan in the 1980s when he was a tourists were wounded at a Red Sea resort on Friday media reported that President Joko Widodo had
quarrelsome literary academic, when an assailant swam up to a beach and stabbed met with the newly inaugurated governor, Irwandi
remained an artistic soul who them repeatedly with a knife, Egyptian officials and Yusuf, to discuss ways to improve the province’s
drew inspiration from Liu Xia hospital workers said. All of the victims were wom- international image. In a statement, the governor’s
and feared for her future. She has en. The attack, which took place in Hurghada, 250 office noted that the decision required approval
lived under police watch since Liu miles south of Cairo, was the first significant attack from Muslim scholars and Aceh’s legislature. (NYT)
received the Nobel Peace Prize. on foreigners in Egypt in more than a year. It came
Liu Xia’s book may include a po- at a time when the country’s battered tourism in-
ems that speak of the isolation and dustry, a vital source of foreign currency, was start- Russia Warns It Could Expel Envoys
anguish she endured while Liu was ing to see a modest revival. The assailant reached Russia is losing patience and is prepared to expel
imprisoned. In one, she wrote: the resort by swimming from a nearby public beach, American diplomats if the United States does not
I know sooner or later the day the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Witness- reverse its decision to expel 35 Russian diplomats
will come es described him as a man in his 20s and said that and block access to Russian diplomatic estates, the
When you’ll leave me he shouted in Arabic that he did not want to attack country’s Foreign Ministry said Friday. Speaking at
And walk alone down the road of Egyptians. The man, who was not identified, was a news briefing, the ministry’s spokeswoman, Ma-
darkness. overpowered by hotel staff and arrested. (NYT) ria V. Zakharova, said that after President Trump’s
Now Liu Xia won’t have even meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin last week,
the consolation of visiting her hus- Province May Make Canings Private Russia expected the United States “to take a more
band, hoping for his release. “Now constructive approach” to resolving the dispute.
he’s gone, we’re all worried that Two months after Indonesia’s most conservative “The time is ticking,” Zakharova said. In December,
Liu Xia will face serious difficulties province drew international headlines for publicly President Barack Obama ordered the expulsion of 35
and struggle to cope,” said Wu Yan- caning two young gay men for having sex with each Russians suspected of being spies after American in-
gwei, a writer who was a friend of other, the governor is considering making such telligence agencies concluded that Russia had tried
the couple. CHRIS BUCKLEY whippings private to avoid negative news media at- to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. (NYT)


Battles Simmer as Workers Try to Go to Rivals In Brief

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho achieved Alex LaBeau, president of the career selling tech-training ser- Close Relatives Given
a notable distinction last year: It Idaho Association of Commerce vices, only to be sued when she A Travel Ban Reprieve
became one of the hardest places and Industry, which represents left for a better-paying job.
in America for someone to quit a many of the state’s biggest em- The most extreme end of the A federal judge in Hawaii ruled
job for a better one. ployers, countered: “This is about spectrum is California, which pro- late Thursday that the Trump ad-
The state made it easier for companies protecting their assets hibits noncompete agreements. ministration’s temporary ban on
companies to enforce noncom- in a competitive marketplace.” Economists say this was a cru- travelers from six predominantly
pete agreements, which prevent For the most part, states have cial factor behind Silicon Valley’s Muslim countries and on refugees
employees from leaving their been moving toward making it rise, because it made it easier for should not prevent grandparents
company for a competitor. easier for people to switch teams, people to start and staff new busi- and other close relatives of res-
While its economy is known for but Idaho went with legislation nesses. But as states like Utah and idents from entering the United
agriculture — potatoes are among that was friendlier to employers. Massachusetts have tried to move States. The judge, Derrick K.
the state’s biggest exports — Ida- The resulting law was particular- closer to this approach, legislators Watson of Federal District Court
ho has a history as a technology ly strict because it put the onus have run into companies trying to in Honolulu, also declared that ref-
hub. And the new law landed in the on employees to prove that they hold onto their best employees. ugees with ties to a resettlement
middle of the tech world, causing would not harm their former em- When Mike Schultz, a Republi- agency that was committed to
a clash between hungry start-ups ployers by taking the new jobs. can state representative in Utah, receiving them had a relationship
looking to poach employees and Proponents note that the stat- introduced an ultimately suc- that made them eligible to enter
more established companies that ute applies only to “key employ- cessful bill last year to make such the country. If it stands, the deci-
want to lock their people in place. ees” who tend to have more re- agreements harder to enforce, sion could open the gates for thou-
“We’re trying to build the tech sponsibility and better pay. But incumbent businesses were his sands of refugees who have been
ecosystem in Boise,” said George employment lawyers say Idaho biggest opponents. cleared to enter the United States
Mulhern, chief executive of Cra- companies tie down all levels “But then you had the new en- but who lacked the close relation-
dlepoint, a company here that of workers, not just top execu- trepreneurs, and most of those ships as defined by the Trump
makes networking equipment. tives, with tough employment guys were in favor of doing away administration. Attorney General
“And anything that would make contracts. And indeed, the new with noncompetes,” Schultz said. Jeff Sessions sharply criticized
somebody not want to move here law has roots in a yearslong fight “Those are the guys out there the ruling and said on Friday
or start a company here is going to waged by a woman who never growing and trying to hire peo- he would appeal it to the United
slow down our progress.” finished high school but built a ple.” CONOR DOUGHERTY States Supreme Court. (NYT)
Two 20-Year-Olds Charged in Grisly Slayings of 4 Pennsylvania Men

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — They ily farm in northern Bucks County a lawyer for DiNardo said he con- Township while the authorities
were linked in ways that connect with the promise of drug deals, fessed in a deal that would spare dug with cadaver-sniffing dogs.
many young men recently out of shot them, ran one of them over him the death penalty. Weintraub said excavations on
high school and without a sure with a backhoe, and burned three Officials said the murders the farm, which is owned by Di-
path in college or career — by of the bodies in a “pig roaster.” sprang from three separate deals Nardo’s parents, had yielded four
construction jobs, an interest in The initial suspect, Cosmo Di- to sell the victims between a few bodies positively identified as the
all-terrain vehicles and vintage Nardo, was arrested days ago on ounces and four pounds of mar- missing men: Jimi Taro Patrick,
sneakers — and also, it seemed, lesser charges and confessed to ijuana. But they had no explana- 19; Dean Finocchiaro, 19; Thom-
by an appetite for marijuana. the killings on Thursday, accord- tion for the larger question of why as Meo, 21; and Mark Sturgis, 22.
And then a common journey ing to one of his lawyers. A police small-time drug transactions DiNardo has been described by
that turned into an unfathomable complaint filed on Friday said he would set off a killing spree. prosecutors, his lawyers and the
one became clear on Friday when told investigators that he had an “I’m not really sure if we could police as mentally ill — last sum-
two 20-year-old men confessed to accomplice, Sean M. Kratz, identi- ever answer that question,” said mer, he was sent involuntarily to
the murders of four young men fied in the complaint as his cousin. Matthew D. Weintraub, the Bucks a mental hospital — and another
who disappeared in the suburbs Prosecutors charged DiNardo, County district attorney. young man who socialized with
of Philadelphia last week, the au- who knew the victims, with all The case has transfixed the him and two of the victims said
thorities said on Friday. four murders and Kratz with three Philadelphia region, with live TV that DiNardo had talked about
Officials claimed the suspects of them, and both men face a host updates and helicopters hovering killing people and having people
lured the victims to a remote fam- of related charges. On Thursday, over the farm in affluent Solebury killed. (NYT)
Columbia Settles With a Student Labeled as a Rapist in ‘Mattress’ Art Thesis

It was the art piece that became gesser, who was cleared of re- recognizes that after the conclu- Sulkowicz did not respond to a
famous: A woman who felt that sponsibility by a university dis- sion of the investigation, Paul’s re- request for comment.
Columbia University had mishan- ciplinary panel, filed suit against maining time at Columbia became The settlement comes as the
dled her charge of rape against a Columbia, accusing it of support- very difficult for him and not what Trump administration is revis-
fellow student turned that anger ing what he called an “outrageous Columbia would want any of its stu- iting policies on campus sexual
into her senior arts thesis, a year- display of harassment and defa- dents to experience. Columbia will assault that led the government
long project, in which she carried mation” by giving Sulkowicz aca- continue to review and update its to investigate schools, including
a 50-pound mattress whenever demic credit for her project. policies toward ensuring that every Columbia, over their handling of
she was on the campus. Columbia this week said that student — accuser and accused, sexual assault cases under the
The woman, Emma Sulkowicz, it had reached a settlement with including those like Paul who are federal law known as Title IX,
won national acclaim and was em- Nungesser, the terms of which it found not responsible — is treated which prohibits gender discrimi-
braced by her fellow students. did not disclose. But the universi- respectfully and as a full member of nation by schools that receive fed-
The accused man, Paul Nun- ty said in a statement: “Columbia the Columbia community.” eral funding. KATE TAYLOR


11 Nations, Minus U.S., Aim to Save Trade Deal THE MARKETS

TOKYO — When President rules that would improve labor that the group of 11 “achieved mu- DJIA NASDAQ S & P 500
Trump pulled out of his prede- conditions and increase protec- tual understanding on a path for- 84.65 38.03 11.44
cessor’s trade deal on his first tions for intellectual property in ward” without the United States. ↗ 0.39% ↗ 0.61% ↗ 0.47%
full weekday in office, the 11 other some countries, while opening “We need a new international 21,637.74 6,312.47 2,459.27
countries that had negotiated the more markets to free trade in agreement,” Umemoto said. “I
pact were left wondering if years agricultural products and digital think we have reached a rough EUROPE
of work had gone down the drain. services around the region. picture of what it will be like.”
This week, those countries Japan’s effort to salvage the Momentum for such deals has BRITAIN GERMANY FRANCE
indicated that they wanted to deal reflects a growing recog- built as American allies have FTSE 100 DAX CAC 40
press ahead with the so-called nition that countries that have pledged their commitment to 35.05 9.61 0.09
Trans-Pacific Partnership, or previously counted on Ameri- globalization. On the eve of the ↘ 0.47% ↘ 0.08% ↘ 0.00%
TPP, a multinational trade agree- can leadership will have to forge Group of 20 summit meeting in 7,378.39 12,631.72 5,235.31
ment that had originally been ahead on their own. Hamburg, Germany, last week,
sold as a way to tether the United In Japan, officials are particu- Japan and the European Union ASIA/PACIFIC
States more closely to East Asia larly eager to pre-empt China’s announced the outlines of a
and to create an economic bloc attempt to forge a rival trade broad agreement that would cre- JAPAN HONG KONG CHINA
capable of standing against an in- pact, the Regional Comprehen- ate a trading bloc encompassing NIKKEI 225 HANG SENG SHANGHAI
creasingly muscular China. sive Economic Partnership. That $20 trillion in combined econom- 19.05 43.06 4.15
At a meeting in Hakone, a re- deal would bring together 16 ic output. ↗ 0.09% ↗ 0.16% ↗ 0.13%
sort town south of Tokyo, Japan countries, including the ones in The agreement was announced 20,118.86 26,389.23 3,222.31
led trade negotiators from the 11 the TPP, albeit under consider- as the United States appeared in-
countries — including Australia, ably less stringent rules. creasingly isolated on issues like AMERICAS
Canada, Malaysia and Vietnam Kazuyoshi Umemoto, Japan’s free trade and the environment.
— in discussions about reviving chief negotiator, told reporters MOTOKO RICH CANADA BRAZIL MEXICO
A Bridal Chain Closes and Scrambling Ensues ↗ 39.81 ↗ 257.83 ↗ 193.47
15,174.81 65,436.18 51,162.23
These Bridezillas have a legiti- 47, of Houston, whose daughter on you,” Redmond wrote.
mate excuse. had ordered a $1,500 gown for Despite the uproar after the COMMODITIES/BONDS
The reason: Alfred Angelo her wedding in October from Al- store closures, Angelo Alfred
closed its more than 60 wedding fred Angelo. “You just wanted to has said nothing about the situ- GOLD 10-YR. TREAS. CRUDE OIL
dress stores on Wednesday, leav- sit there and burst into tears be- ation publicly. Some customers
ing brides scampering to figure cause your daughter’s easy part realized that company had shut ↗ 10.30 ↘ 0.02 ↘ 0.50
out if they would get the gown of the wedding isn’t so easy.” down after finding signs posted $1,226.60 2.33% $46.75
they had ordered. On Friday, the The company, which opened on locked store doors.
company filed for bankruptcy. in 1933, did not respond to phone A private company based in
The closings added an element calls and emails seeking com- Delray Beach, Fla., Alfred Ange- FOREIGN EXCHANGE
of panic to a wedding process of- ment. A lawyer who represents lo sold its dresses at 1,400 other
ten filled with stress, and brides Alfred Angelo, Patricia Redmond, stores, in addition to operating its Fgn. currency Dollars in
in Dollars fgn.currency
and bridesmaids shared their did not return a call. own stores, according to its web-
exasperation on Twitter and In a letter to customers ob- site. The company has faced pres- Australia (Dollar) .7828 1.2775
Facebook. They rushed to figure tained by The Times, Redmond sure from bridal fashion start-ups Bahrain (Dinar) 2.6544 3.1794
Brazil (Real)
out the status of their orders, and wrote that the company would and traditional retailers pushing Britain (Pound) 1.3095 .7637
store employees were left trying “encourage” the bankruptcy low prices. In its bankruptcy fil- Canada (Dollar) .7911 1.2640
to explain the situation. trustee to “finish and fulfill as ma- ing, the company said it had no China (Yuan) .1476 6.7741
“This has turned into the most ny orders as possible.” more than $50,000 in assets, but Denmark (Krone) .1542 6.4833
difficult and stressful part of the “The company regrets that this more than $50 million in liabili- Dom. Rep. (Peso) .0211 47.3900
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whole thing,” said Cyndi Whitten, action will have dramatic impact ties. MICAH MAIDENBERG Europe (Euro) 1.1468 .8720
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Warner Music Group has ac- violations, including interfering Ticketmaster in February of hack- Source: Thomson Reuters
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company’s concert-recommenda- the artists it works with. stealing trade secrets, with the aid
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What Warner is not buying is will continue on its own, under a who ran CrowdSurge before the States stocks, plus bonds, mu-
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success handling limited advance against Ticketmaster, whose par- tinue its fight against Live Nation try sectors and stock indexes:
ticket sales for artists like Adele ent company is the concert giant and Ticketmaster. BEN SISARIO


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up 2 percent, an alarmingly low Dog’s Purpose,” made by Steven “Everything can be changed as Source: Thomson Reuters
growth rate. The slowdown is one Spielberg’s Amblin Partners, the political needs dictate,” said
reason the Motion Picture Asso- collected $88.2 million; in com- Stanley Rosen, a political scien-
ciation of America, which rep- parison, it took in $64 million in tist with the U.S.-China Institute Stocks on the Move
resents the six biggest Hollywood North America, which remains at the University of Southern Cal- Stocks that moved substantially or traded
studios, hired an accounting firm the world’s No. 1 movie market. ifornia. BROOKS BARNES heavily Friday:
‘Fake’ Stars on Spotify? The Reality May Differ JPMorgan Chase & Co., down 85 cents
to $92.25. The nation’s largest bank by
assets had a solid second quarter, but ex-
pects weaker net interest income.
A year ago, Apple stirred con- Spotify denies that it owns the ators of this music.)
troversy by striking special deals rights to the music under ques- For Spotify, the issue could American Tower Corp., up $1.90 to
with some of pop music’s biggest tion, although the company may damage its strained relationships $136.04. High-dividend companies like
real estate investment trusts rose as bond
stars. Now Spotify is under fire well pay lower royalty rates for with artists and record labels as yields decreased.
for dealings with artists who, in a these tracks than it does for more the company prepares to go pub-
sense, do not exist at all. standard pop fare. And the pseud- lic. Streaming may now contrib- CyberArk Software Ltd., down $8.32 to
For the last week, the music in- onymous creators of the tracks — ute a majority of the revenue for $42.68. The security software company
dustry has been buzzing over the real composers and producers, the record business, but many lowered its forecasts for the quarter.
accusation that Spotify’s play- whose work appears under nu- artists still have doubts about the Zillow Group Inc., up $1.60 to $46.52.
lists are dotted with hundreds of merous made-up names — do not underlying financial model. The Seattle Times reported that Amazon.
supposedly “fake” artists, with want to be called fake. The suggestion that Spotify’s com does not plan to launch a competing
names like Amity Cadet and Lo Peter Sandberg, a 27-year-old system is unfair would exacer- real estate service.
Mimieux, who are racking up tens composer in Sweden who has cre- bate the problem. Goldcorp Inc., up 13 cents to $13.02.
of millions of streams yet have ated a number of tracks on these “Generally, folks are excited Gold miners rose with the prices of pre-
no public profile — no Facebook playlists, called the term unfair. to see growth in the legitimate cious metals.
page, no Twitter feed, no face. “I’m a composer trying to find digital marketplace,” said Kevin Chesapeake Energy Corp., up 9 cents to
Spotify has also been accused a way to grow and spread my Erickson, the national organizing $4.87. Energy companies advanced with
of secretly controlling the rights work,” Sandberg wrote in an director of the Future of Music Co- the price of oil.
to these songs — atmospheric, email relayed through an inter- alition, an advocacy group. Acacia Communications Inc., down
wordless tracks on mood-focused mediary, “and to be called fake “To the extent that artists will $2.62 to $39. The optical products com-
playlists with titles like “Deep is not something I appreciate.” have lingering questions about pany said manufacturing problems hurt its
Sleep” and “Peaceful Piano” — an (Sandberg, who records music whether they are going to mean- results in the second quarter.
arrangement that, if true, would under his own name as well, does ingfully share in that growth,” Harmonic Inc., down 48 cents to $4.68.
let the company reduce the mon- have a social media presence, Erickson said, “incidents like this Investors were disappointed with the video
ey it pays in royalties to record making him a less anonymous will add to their skepticism.” services company’s second-quarter esti-
labels and “real” artists. figure than many of the other cre- BEN SISARIO mates. (AP)


‘Lady Macbeth’ You Will Root Against Your Own Species

In Hoop Skirts There is a scene toward the end

of “War for the Planet of the Apes”
It takes a while to figure out that is as vivid and haunting as
who the title character in “Lady anything I’ve seen in a Hollywood
Macbeth” really is. You may think blockbuster in ages, a moment of
you know her, that she’s the one rousing and dreadful cinematic
who sleeps with death, the one clarity that I don’t expect to shake
pouring evil into her husband’s off any time soon. I’ll tread light-
ear. Certainly, the invocation of ly, but I don’t think anything I say
Shakespeare tips that there’s here can spoil its power.
something dangerous about the Two groups of humans have just
lady of its house, an opaque beau- battled, and the victors, having
ty called Katherine (a very fine slaughtered the enemy, burst in-
Florence Pugh). Yet part of this to raucous cheers. It’s the kind of TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX
movie’s ticklish nastiness is that thing we’ve seen in movies dozens Andy Serkis in “War for the Planet of the Apes.”
at first it isn’t at all clear whether of times before: the cheapening
she will be the master of doom or of mass death into an easy win for
its helpmate. At just 17, Katherine the good guys. Except that in this franchise, entirely on the side of sculpted apes are so natural, so
looks like the innocent flower, but case we, the humans in the theater the apes. The prospect of our own expressive, so beautifully inte-
something wicked this way comes seats, are not the only ones watch- extinction comes as a relief. At last grated into their environment,
seductively, then savagely. ing. A crowd of apes is also pres- the poor planet will catch a break. that you almost forget to be aston-
Set in 1865 rural England, “Lady ent, an emerging society whose “War for the Planet of the Apes,” ished by the nuances of thought
Macbeth” opens with Katherine national epic this film and its com- directed by Matt Reeves, is the and emotion that flicker across
at the marriage altar. She’s soon panions have marvelously and im- grimmest episode so far, and al- their faces, often seen in close-
in the bedroom with her husband, probably become. The apes pause so the strongest, a superb exam- up. Andy Serkis’s performance
Alexander (Paul Hilton), a scowl- to witness the aftermath of the car- ple — rare in this era of sloppily as Caesar is one of the marvels
nage they have narrowly escaped, constructed cinematic universes of modern screen acting, and it’s
and their wordless, shocked re- — of clear thinking wedded to in- complemented by those of Kar-
sponse, registered above all on the ventive technique in popular film- in Konoval, reprising her role as
face of Caesar, their leader, is an making. The distinction of this run the wise orangutan Maurice, and
eloquent rebuke to a species that of “Planet of the Apes” movies has Steve Zahn, as a sad-clown side-
has abandoned any but a biologi- been its commitment to the ven- kick named Bad Ape.
cal claim to the name human. erable belief that science fiction A new strain of virus is robbing
Recall that “ape not kill ape” is belongs to the literature of ideas, people of their ability to speak, ac-
the political and moral foundation and its willingness to risk seeming celerating a reversal of species hi-
of ape civilization, handed down to take itself too seriously. erarchy set in motion two movies
by Caesar, their Moses, though Really, though, it’s a lot of fun, ago when Caesar first howled the
ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS he hasn’t always obeyed this in spite of the somber picture I’ve word “no.”
Florence Pugh stars as commandment. The spectacle of been painting. Reeves, who also We’ll have to come up with a
Katherine in “Lady Macbeth.” people’s rejoicing in the destruc- directed “Dawn,” has a dark vi- new vocabulary, but while we still
tion of their own kind is upsetting, sion, but also a light touch when have this one — and while people
and as the audience absorbs the necessary, and, above all, a com- are still directing digital gorillas
er who isn’t interested in her sex- apes’ shock, we become aware of mitment to creating a world that and chimps — I’ll just say that it’s
ually or any other way. another, deeper unease. We are is coherent as well as fantastical. good to see a movie so thoroughly
For the most part, Katherine now, three movies into this reborn The motion-captured, digitally humane. A. O. SCOTT
watches, and we watch her watch-
ing, as the quiet grows louder, and ‘Blind’ Aims for Steamy Romance but Hits Silliness
the stillness grows eerier.
Something happens, of course,
rocking Katherine, the story and If Alec Baldwin has any chance deal. Suzanne’s community-ser-
the visual order. Alexander leaves of pulling off a serious movie role vice sentence involves reading
— there’s trouble at the family while he’s so identified with his ex- to cranky Blind Bill, and they in-
colliery — creating a void that she quisite “Saturday Night Live” she- stantly clash, so of course they will
rapidly fills. She starts a bold, in- nanigans, he’ll need a far more so- soon be hot and heavy for each
creasingly reckless affair with a phisticated script than the one he other, especially since Suzanne
groomsman, Sebastian (Cosmo was handed in “Blind.” The film, has been chafing under the thumb
Jarvis), a rough number. directed by Michael Mailer, want- of her domineering husband.
The movie is based on “Lady ed to be a steamy romance, but it If that premise is wince-induc-
Macbeth of Mtsensk,” an 1865 ended up leaden and occasionally ing, so is much of the dialogue.
novella by Nikolai Leskov turned laughable. (The story is by Diane Fisher,
into an opera and adapted into a Baldwin plays a blind novelist the screenplay by John Buffalo
film. Like the novella, the movie — do you need to know more? — Mailer; both Mailers are sons of
opens up some interpretive lee- named Bill who is a sought-after Norman.) McDermott, especially,
way as it invites your sympathy teacher but a brusque human has a lot of clichés to mouth. The
for Katherine. Yet the intellectual being. Demi Moore is Suzanne, acting is nuance-free, and so is the VERTICAL ENTERTAINMENT
distance also turns her into a spec- who ends up as collateral damage story. As for the steaminess hinted
imen, a pinned butterfly turned when her husband, Mark (Dylan at early on, it proves to have been Alec Baldwin and Demi
taxidermy beast. McDermott), is arrested on just a tease. No sparks or clothes Moore star in the less-than-
MANOHLA DARGIS charges related to a shady stock fly. NEIL GENZLINGER sexy “Blind.”


To a Statue Outside the Court, Objections

DAYTON, Tenn. — On Thursday morning, At a County Commission meeting here on taking a number of top jobs in President
a statue of Clarence Darrow appeared in front Tuesday, a resident named Ruth Ann Wilson Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency.
of the historic red brick courthouse here, just suggested that the $150,000 statue of Darrow, But in Dayton, a tidy town of 7,200 people
within spitting distance of the banner for the being funded by the Freedom From Religion tucked in the east Tennessee foothills, the
Scopes Bluegrass Festival and its logo featur- Foundation, might unleash a local plague or bristling fear of a creeping godlessness is just
ing a banjo-picking chimpanzee. a curse. one of a spectrum of reactions to the statue.
Some have taken grave offense at the ad- “I rise in opposition to this atheist statue, all There is an enduring pride in being a part of
dition. After all, Darrow, an agnostic and the right?” she said. “This is very serious, folks.” American history. There is an eternal hope
most famous lawyer of his day, was the man Such reactions are unsurprising in Tennes- for tourism revenue — a sense that the event
who lost the famous Scopes “monkey trial” at see, and in a nation where, according to a 2015 once known as the trial of the century is the
the Rhea County Courthouse in 1925, though Pew Research Center study, 34 percent of the town’s great market differentiator, its calling
not before denouncing what he called the population continues to reject evolution out- card, its giant ball of twine.
“fool ideas” of biblical literalism. Since 2005, right. Nearly a century after the Scopes trial, And for some reason, there has always
a statue of Darrow’s sparring partner at the an aversion to scientific findings continues to been a blithe streak in Dayton in the face of
trial, the orator William Jennings Bryan, has shape American public policy, with skeptics the grand questions of creation over which
graced the courthouse lawn. of the scientific consensus on climate change Darrow and Bryan wrestled as the denizens
of the jazz age followed along through radio,
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Trump, the Climate Change Loner An Outrage in China

Liu Xiaobo, the dissident professor who be-
President Emmanuel Macron of France above preindustrial levels and 1.5 degrees if came China’s first Nobel Peace laureate when
tried this week during President Trump’s vis- possible. Obama pledged to reduce America’s he won the prize in 2010, died in state custody
it to Paris to get him to reverse his decision greenhouse gases by 26 to 28 percent by 2025, on Thursday, having spent almost the last nine
to take the United States out of the landmark largely through greater fuel efficiency for cars years of his life in prison. His death is a tragedy
global agreement on climate change, struck and light trucks, limits on methane emissions and an outrage. It’s also a warning to his jailers.
in December 2015 and since ratified by 153 na- from oil and gas wells, and new rules govern- No nation that defames and imprisons its
tions. It was a futile exercise. ing emissions from coal-fired power plants. best people is going to become great. No coun-
At one point, Trump seemed to leave the door These are the very measures that Trump, try that is afraid to let a man such as Liu speak
open for some compromise. But nobody knows through various executive orders, has aimed freely can possibly be described as strong.
what that would be, and there is zero chance to delay, revise or obliterate. He has issued That’s a thought that ought to vex those Chi-
that he would reaffirm President Barack further instructions to ramp up production of na enthusiasts who have been predicting that
Obama’s commitment to make reductions in fossil fuels, coal, oil and natural gas, that are the country’s rise to global primacy is a matter
America’s greenhouse gas emissions or seek the main creators of carbon dioxide. of time. This is analysis by way of grade-school
to re-establish the leadership role that Obama Trump seems impervious to the broadly ac- math: If the United States, with a gross domes-
occupied and that he has now abdicated. cepted science of global warming, and wholly tic product of $18.6 trillion, continues to grow at
Despite Macron’s efforts, the gap between unimpressed by evidence that the jobs he has its sub-2 percent a year, and China, with a G.D.P.
Trump and the rest of the world on climate re- promised his followers lie not in dying indus- of $11.2 trillion, grows at its plus-6 percent rate,
mains as wide and unbridgeable as it was at tries like coal mining but in renewables like then China will overtake us in about a decade.
the Group of 20 summit meeting the week be- wind and solar. Perhaps the giant iceberg that But China’s official growth rate has slowed
fore, where the final communiqué contained a broke free of Antarctica will ring a little bell. every year this decade; it’s now at its lowest
commitment to fight climate change from 19 of The calving might or might not be related to point since the era of the Tiananmen Square
the world’s leading economic powers and one climate change, and it will not raise sea levels. massacre. Bad loans at Chinese banks are at a
pathetic little sentence in which the United But shelves hold back land-based glaciers, and 12-year high, while productivity growth is at a
States said it would “endeavor” to “use fossil when the shelves go, the glaciers tend to follow. 16-year low, according to Bloomberg. China’s
fuels more cleanly and efficiently.” Trump had In any case, nature has sent a message. work force lost nearly five million people in
apparently hoped for some support from other A more promising scenario is that some- 2015. Capital outflows hit $640 billion last year;
big fossil fuel producers like Russia and Saudi day Trump will awaken to the fact that he has China’s upper and middle classes are voting
Arabia. This was not forthcoming, heartening turned the United States into a pariah on en- with their real-estate choices.
those who feared (and still fear) that Trump’s vironmental issues. That he is as alone in the All this could mean nothing more than that
betrayal of America’s commitments would world as he seems to be in the White House. China is tracing the same arc of most other
cause other countries to backslide as well. But we can’t bet on that either. We can hope, economies that emerge quickly from pover-
The question is whether the goals can be though, that the rest of the world will keep pull- ty only to stall out. But things are likely to be
reached without United States participation. ing, and that market forces and the march of worse. Why? Liu Xiaobo knew the answer.
The accord sought to limit the rise in atmo- technology will achieve the cleaner energy Political control over economic resources is a
spheric temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius future that Trump seems unable to embrace. recipe for corruption and capital misallocation.
Beijing treats its economy as an extension of
We Have Police Videos. Now What? state propaganda, manufacturing statistics and
mistaking trophyism for development.
The mistake is to assume that values aren’t
The New Jersey Supreme Court stood up tendency has been to restrict public access. inputs. “The process of abandoning the ‘philos-
for transparency this week with its ruling that The New Jersey court presented a clear ophy of struggle’ was also a process of gradual
dashboard-camera videos must be made pub- affirmation of transparency as a basic princi- weakening of the enemy mentality and elimi-
lic when fatal force is used by the police. This ple that need not be secondary to the need to nation of the psychology of hatred,” Liu wrote
is hardly a settled issue in many states as law- protect potential criminal evidence, which the in a courtroom statement that would become
makers consider regulations on police videos police cite in keeping video recordings secret. his Nobel lecture (delivered in absentia).
that critics warn leave police departments too “Non-disclosure of dash-cam videos can un- “It was this process,” he added, “that provid-
often empowered to deny public disclosure. dermine confidence in law enforcement,” Chief ed a relaxed climate, at home and abroad, for
In Pennsylvania, the General Assembly en- Justice Stuart Rabner declared in the ruling, Reform and Opening Up, gentle and humane
acted a new law last month exempting police which was unanimous. “It can also fuel the per- grounds for restoring mutual affection among
video and audio recordings from the public ception that information is being concealed.” people and peaceful coexistence among those
records law and giving police departments Tragic experience across America is proving with different interests and values, thereby
wide latitude to refuse requests for public dis- body and dash cams can be very useful. But providing encouragement in keeping with hu-
closure. While the law is aimed at expanding they must be properly regulated and not left manity for the bursting forth of creativity.”
the use of body and dashboard cameras, the in the control of secrecy-minded police depart- Liu understood the Chinese model of econom-
American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylva- ments. The issue can be complex, but there are ic modernization without political reform was
nia cautioned that the discretion granted to the workable ways to deal with questions about destined to fail: The insight is at the heart of the
police and the need to appeal denials in court when cameras should be turned on and off, for Charter 08 manifesto that landed him in prison.
will make it “nearly impossible” for the public example, and how to protect the rights and pri- As if to prove it didn’t get the point of Liu’s teach-
and news media to obtain timely videos. vacy of individuals seen or heard on the videos. ings, Beijing moved to censor stories about him
The debate over disclosure has intensi- It is a positive sign that lawmakers have been and expressions of sympathy on the internet.
fied amid the videos of the shootings of Afri- opting for pilot programs and study groups But one pointed anonymous message got out to
can-American citizens by the police. About two rather than rushing into enactment of regula- The Wall Street Journal reporter Nicole Hong:
dozen states and the District of Columbia have tions, according to the Urban Institute. There You want to bury him
taken up the issue of how to regulate release of may be no holding back on the advance of tech- bury into the dirt
the videos, according to the Reporters Commit- nology, but human rights and public transpar- but you forget
tee for Freedom of the Press. In most cases, the ency must not be sacrificed in the process. he is a seed.


Federer Earns Bid for 8th Wimbledon Title In Brief

WIMBLEDON, England — court season, made it to the semi- hop and did not just put it back
Roger Federer won his 18th Grand finals, and he did so looking as in play — he hit a winner past a Chapman Walks In
Slam tournament in January in sharp and fluid as he did in the last stunned Berdych at net. Red Sox’ Winning Run
Melbourne, Australia. Now, he is decade when he vacuumed up the In the other half of the draw,
within reach of his second major bulk of his trophies. Cilic and Querrey gave the fans a Aroldis Chapman walked An-
title of the year at 35. Federer has not lost a set in his compelling performance. Neither drew Benintendi with the bases
Federer, seeded third, beat first six matches at the All En- had ever made a Wimbledon final, loaded to force home the winning
No. 11 seed Tomas Berdych, 7-6 gland Club, and he has lost only and Querrey, the 29-year-old from run as the Boston Red Sox rallied
(4), 7-6 (4), 6-4, to earn a place in two matches all year. California, was in pursuit of his for a 5-4 victory over the Yankees
his 11th Wimbledon final. He will Most times when Federer takes first final at any Grand Slam event on Friday. Chapman had plenty
play No. 7 seed Marin Cilic, who the court, fans will witness some after entering 42 of them. of help in wasting what had been
outslugged No. 24 Sam Querrey, of the most graceful and even stu- Cilic, a 28-year-old Croatian, is a stellar night for the rest of the
6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-5. pefying shots, especially on grass, 1-6 against Federer, but the one bullpen, which threw four score-
If Federer wins, he will become where he has excelled more than win was significant. Cilic over- less innings before the ninth. After
the only man to win eight Wimble- any other surface. whelmed Federer in the semi- Chapman walked Mookie Betts
don singles titles, and he will add All of those were on display finals of the 2014 United States to begin the ninth, shortstop Didi
one more to his record of 18 major against Berdych, from Federer’s Open, which Cilic went on to win Gregorius threw high to second on
championships. balletic backhand to some spir- for his only Grand Slam title. Dustin Pedroia’s grounder in the
He came into the tournament it-crushing, acutely angled fore- Cilic’s final shot was another hole, allowing Betts to reach sec-
among a group of four men con- hands. In the second set, Federer mighty forehand down the line, ond. Then, after Betts and Pedroia
sidered the favorites, including stretched to reach a deep ball on followed by a loud scream for ev- stole third and second, second
No. 1 Andy Murray, No. 2 Novak his backhand that seemed des- eryone on the grounds to hear, baseman Ronald Torreyes booted
Djokovic and No. 4 Rafael Nadal, tined to become a Berdych point. perhaps even by Federer, waiting Xander Bogaerts’ ground ball on
the so-called Big Four. But only But using only his wrist, Fed- in the wings for No. 19. which Betts scored to tie it at 4-4.
Federer, who skipped the clay- erer slapped at the ball on a short DAVID WALDSTEIN Manager Joe Girardi intentionally
walked Hanley Ramirez, who had
With Pineda Out, Plenty of Missed Chances to Ponder homered earlier. But Chapman
walked Benintendi on five pitches.
Gary Sanchez had put the Yan-
BOSTON — When the Chicago said Friday, a little more than two The Yankees could very much kees ahead by 4-3 with a two-run
Cubs went across town on Thurs- weeks before the Aug. 1 non-waiv- have used the 28-year-old Quin- homer in the fifth inning. But in
day and pulled off a rare trade er trade deadline. “We have, cer- tana, a veteran who could anchor the ninth, Chapman could not get
with the White Sox, landing pitch- tainly, interest in improving the a staff that could also include Luis one out, let alone three. (NYT)
er Jose Quintana for a haul that club, but it depends on the price Severino and Jordan Montgom-
included two premium prospects, tag. If we feel it’s something that’s ery next year. But the cost for A.L. SCORES
it clearly defined where the two not going to benefit both the pres- Quintana was considerable. FRIDAY
Windy City clubs stood. ent and the future, then I don’t The Cubs sent their top pros- Chicago Cubs 9, Baltimore 8
The White Sox are in reboot think it’s something we would be pect, outfielder Eloy Jimenez, and Boston 5, Yankees 4
Toronto 7, Detroit 2
mode, while the Cubs are commit- recommending too easily.” their top pitching prospect, Dylan Seattle 4, Chicago White Sox 2
ted to defending their World Series Cashman engaged with White Cease, along with two other minor Texas 5, Kansas City 3
title. The Yankees, in contrast, were Sox General Manager Rick Hahn leaguers. Cashman said the White
walking that fuzzy line of conten- about Quintana, all the while Sox asked for a similar package. N.L. SCORES
tion as they began a four-game lit- knowing something that nobody Blake Rutherford and Chance FRIDAY
mus test at Fenway Park on Friday. else did: that one of his pitchers, Adams? Clint Frazier and Domin- Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 2
Are they in it to win it? Michael Pineda, had been diag- go Acevedo? Mets 14, Colorado 2
Well, um, sorta. nosed with a partial tear in a right “You can make your own con- L.A. Dodgers 6, Miami 4
Washington 5, Cincinnati 0
“We will be careful buyers,” elbow ligament and would most clusions out of it,” Cashman said. Atlanta 4, Arizona 3
General Manager Brian Cashman likely need Tommy John surgery. BILLY WITZ Milwaukee 9, Philadelphia 6
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McEnroe Ponders End of His Playing Career In Brief

You don’t want to be half an Even in his
hour late for an appointment with 50s, John Team Sky Sets Pace
someone as chronically irascible McEnroe The day after losing the Tour
as John McEnroe. But instead of de France lead to Fabio Aru,
verbally abusing me when I con- remains brash, Chris Froome and his Team Sky
fuse the time for a recent lunch in as seen on the showed Friday that they still had
Manhattan, he fails to respond to court in 2015. cards up their sleeves. Sky sent
my apology or even acknowledge Transitions are Froome’s Spanish teammate
that anything has happened. Low- a subject of his Mikel Landa racing off ahead on
grade irritation wafts off him. new memoir. a fast and furious 63-mile Stage
He still has the joltingly famil- 13 over three climbs in the Pyre-
iar in-your-face voice and brash nees. End result: Sky has two rid-
manner of a New Yorker perpet- MADDIE MEYER/GETTY IMAGES ers — Froome and Landa — in the
ually protesting a parking ticket. plays tennis three days, often with ry, “Borg/McEnroe,” which stars top five. The Frenchman Warren
But McEnroe, now 58, is at a frag- the young people at his tennis Shia LaBeouf as McEnroe and the Barguil won the stage on Bastille
ile juncture in the career that hit academy on Randalls Island. Swede Sverrir Gudnason as Borg, Day. Landa clawed back valuable
its peak in the early 1980s, when “But Seriously” addresses ques- is set for release in September. time in the overall standings.
he spent four years as the world’s tions people who have followed McEnroe tells me about his ex- From seventh at the start of the
No. 1-ranked men’s tennis player. him since his headband-wearing perience at the French Open, in
McEnroe has his second-act Superbrat days might have, such which he played senior doubles stage, he is fifth, just 1 minute 9
life, as perhaps the sharpest and as: Is he less angry now? (Yes, be- with a new partner, Cédric Pioline seconds behind Aru. (AP)
most interesting tennis commen- cause of the court-mandated ther- of France. “I’ll never play with
tator on television, but he will apy he attended in the collapse of him again,” McEnroe says. Rodgers Leads by 2
soon be too old, he says, to com- his first marriage, to Tatum O’Ne- He explains, “He was a really Patrick Rodgers shot a sev-
pete on the senior tennis circuit al, and because of the tempering nice guy, but we weren’t clicking en-under-par 64 to take a two-shot
that has helped sustain him for influence of his second wife, the and I was just like not feeling it.” lead after the second round of the
many years. “I’m near the end of singer-songwriter Patty Smyth.) But surely that wasn’t Pioline’s John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill.
my rope,” he says. Also: Does McEnroe keep in fault? “Well, it was, a little bit,” he Rodgers had eight birdies and a
Transitions are a subject of his touch with his 1980s rival Bjorn says. “We had to play at 11 and I bogey to finish at 13-under 129 at
latest memoir, “But Seriously,” a Borg, whose Swedish cool was said, ‘Let’s get there at 9:30.’ ” TPC Deere Run. Bryson DeCham-
sequel to “You Cannot Be Serious,” the perfect foil for his pugnacious I don’t realize it, but McEnroe is beau was second after a 65. (AP)
his 2002 account of his earlier life Queens agita? “Ninety-nine per- about to take the ball I lobbed into MCILROY MISSES CUT IN SCOT-
and times. (That title is an allusion cent of the time I’m wearing Bjorn the air an hour ago and smash it LAND Rory McIlroy is making
to his meltdown at Wimbledon in Borg underwear,” McEnroe says. into the far end of the court for a an earlier-than-planned journey
1981, in which he referred to the He visits Borg, whom he describes down-the-line winner. “He showed south to Royal Birkdale for next
umpire as “the pits of the world.”) as “the only guy I didn’t have a up at 10:35,” he says of Pioline. He week’s British Open after missing
Nearly as wiry as the rock stars problem with at some point or an- looks at me, a little glint in his eye. the cut by two strokes at the Scot-
he hangs around with, McEnroe other,” when he goes to Sweden. “It was sort of like you showing up tish Open. Padraig Harrington
works out three days a week and A new film exploring their rival- late to lunch.” SARAH LYALL (68), Callum Shinkwin (68) and
A Presidential Air, With a Gust of Commotion Alexander Knappe (65) shared
the lead.
BEDMINSTER, N.J. — Lexi par that felt like a bogey given how But inside the gates, Trump re- Larson Loses Pole
Thompson, the highest-ranked well she had hit her first two shots. ceived a different reception. Kyle Larson’s No. 42 Chevrolet
American in the women’s world “I didn’t hit the best shot in front Most of the players described failed inspection after qualify-
rankings at No. 3, was preparing of him,” Thompson said with a his presence as a welcome distrac- ing, and he was stripped of his
to hit her third shot, from just off laugh after signing for an even- tion. Trump elevated the profile pole for the Nascar Cup race at
the green, on the par-5 15th hole par 72 in the second round. of the women, whose attendance New Hampshire Motor Speed-
at Trump National Golf Club when She added: “I had heard he was and TV audience has not grown way. Larson had turned a lap of
she noticed the fans in her gallery coming to the course today. I tried as fast as its talent pool, which is 133.324 miles per hour, but his
had their backs turned to her. not to focus on it too much.” so deep that the first 18 events of time was disallowed because of
Thompson knew that could Shanshan Feng of China, who the 2017 L.P.G.A. Tour season pro- an unapproved rear deck fin lid.
mean only one thing — her occa- holds a two-stroke lead, at eight duced 17 different winners. Martin Truex Jr. will start first on
sional recreational playing part- under, played in the group behind Trump is the first sitting presi- Sunday. (AP)
ner in South Florida, President Thompson. As she approached dent to make an appearance at a
Trump, had arrived at the United the 15th green, she wondered United States Women’s Open, so Ex-Star Sues Ohio State
States Women’s Open and made what all the yelling and screaming no one was surprised that his ar-
his way to the makeshift fishbowl was about. She knew the cheering rival overshadowed the golf. One of Ohio State’s most fa-
of a suite erected for him on the probably was not for her. “I was “It was definitely a little dis- mous football stars sued the
course that he owns. still really focusing on my game,” tracting,” said Lauren Stephen- university over a marketing
With the president watching, said Feng, who posted a 70. son, the 20-year-old American am- program he says used athletes’
Thompson said she rushed her A few miles outside the club ateur who has posted consecutive images without permission and
chip using a hybrid club. Trump, grounds, anti-Trump activists 72s. “We had a lot of people yelling robbed them of compensation.
she said, is a reliably fast player, so gathered to protest the United and just a lot of movement,” she Linebacker Chris Spielman filed
he no doubt applauded her quick- States Golf Association’s choice said, “but it’s pretty cool to be in the class-action lawsuit in federal
ness, if not the result. Her ball to partner with a Trump-owned the presence of the president, so I court in Columbus on behalf of
came to rest more than 10 feet from property to hold the most presti- guess he gets a pass.” current and former Ohio State
the pin, and she two-putted for a gious women’s event in America. KAREN CROUSE football players. (AP)

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