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    Boston's Rafael Devers led off the seventh inning with a double to end a no-hit bid by Baltimore Orioles right-hander Asher Wojciechowski. Making his fourth start of the season, Wojciechowski was 0-3 with a 5.74 ERA going into Sunday's game against the Red Sox at Camden Yards. Facing the highest-scoring team in the majors, Wojciechowski allowed only two baserunners and had a career-high nine strikeouts through six innings. Although Devers broke up the no-hitter with a liner off the right-field wall, Wojciechowski completed the inning without giving up a run. The Orioles lead 4-0 against Andrew Cashner, who was traded to Boston from Baltimore just eight days earlier. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
  • Baltimore Orioles right-hander Asher Wojciechowski has a no-hitter through six innings against the Boston Red Sox. Making his fourth start of the season, Wojciechowski was 0-3 with a 5.74 ERA going into Sunday's game at Camden Yards. Facing the highest-scoring team in the majors, he's got a career-high nine strikeouts and has allowed only two baserunners — hitting Brock Holt with a pitch in the third inning and walking Holt in the sixth. Wojciechowski has never pitched more than six innings before. He has thrown 85 pitches. The Orioles lead 4-0 against Andrew Cashner, who was traded to Boston from Baltimore just eight days earlier. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
  • The Latest on the Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions (all times local): ___ 2:55 p.m. The late Roy Halladay has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. His widow, Brandy, delivered the speech and fought back tears as she spoke. The 40-year-old Halladay was killed in a plane crash in November 2017. 'I knew I was going to cry at some point. It's overwhelming the amount of people here today,' she said. 'I'm so grateful you're here. I can't tell you how many hugs I've gotten. They have extended so much love and friendship. I'm so grateful. 'The thank yous should and could go on for days. There are not enough words to thank you. I say it a lot, but it takes a village.' Halladay amassed a 203-105 record and a 3.38 ERA and 2,117 strikeouts over 416 regular season games and was 3-2 with a 2.37 ERA through five postseason starts, all with Philadelphia. He spent his last four seasons with the Phils and 12 seasons with the Blue Jays from 1998-2009 and became just the second pitcher in major league history to throw a no-hitter in the postseason, opening the 2010 NL Division Series with one against the Cincinnati Reds in the first playoff start of his career. He also pitched a perfect game that season. The family decided that there would be no logo on his plaque because both organizations meant a lot to Halladay. 'He was a true competitor ready to do whatever it took to give his team the best chance to win,' Brandy said. 'I think Roy would rather be remembered who he was, not how he performed on the field. I am so humbled to say thank you to all of you on Roy's behalf.' ___ 2:35 p.m. Mike Mussina has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Mussina, a right-hander who starred in college for Stanford, pitched for 18 major league seasons and spent his entire career in the high-scoring AL East with the Orioles and Yankees. A five-time All-Star and seven-time Gold Glove winner, he posted a record of 270-153, pitching 3,362 2/3 innings with 2,813 strikeouts, 785 walks and an ERA of 3.68. He also had 57 complete games in 536 starts and was the first AL pitcher to win at least 10 games 17 times. Mussina thanked his wife and family, his mom, dad and brother Mark and the coaches who guided his career through the years. 'I spent a lot of time reflecting on my time in baseball,' said Mussina, the oldest first-time 20-game winner in MLB history when he reached the milestone at age 39 in 2008, his final season in the majors. 'I was never fortunate to win a Cy Young Award or be a World Series champion, win 300 games or strike out 3,000 hitters. My opportunities for those achievements are in the past. Today, I get to become a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. This time I made it.' The late Frank Robinson and Willie McCovey were honored with a moment of silence before Mussina was introduced. The two Hall of Famers died since last year's induction ceremony. ___ 1:45 p.m. The Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony has begun. The 56 members are being introduced. Former New York Yankees star Bernie Williams will perform 'The Star-Spangled Banner' and 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' outside Clark Music Center in Cooperstown. Williams played on four World Series championship teams for the Yankees and was a teammate of new inductees Mike Mussina and Mariano Rivera. Williams is a jazz guitarist who was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for his 2009 album 'Moving Forward.' He discovered his passion for music at an early age in his native Puerto Rico. More than 50 Hall of Famers will be on the dais to honor the Class of 2019. First to be honored will be Mussina, while Rivera, the first unanimous selection to the Hall of Fame, will speak last. ___ 11:15 a.m. A large crowd is beginning to gather for Sunday's Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown. Local officials are predicting a crowd of at least 50,000, and despite sweltering heat, most spots in the field outside Clark Sports Center already have been staked out. Temperatures are predicted to climb into the mid-80s during the ceremony honoring the six new inductees, but a nice breeze has made it comfortable for the fans. Relievers Mariano Rivera and Lee Smith, starters Mike Mussina and the late Roy Halladay and designated hitters Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines will be feted. Rivera is the first player in history to be unanimously voted into the Hall of Fame. Former Yankees teammates Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez are expected to be in the audience. The ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
  • The Tampa Bay Rays placed oft-injured center fielder Kevin Kiermaier on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a sprained left thumb and recalled outfielder Guillermo Heredia from Triple-A Durham. Kiermaier is hopeful of missing just a couple of weeks after an MRI exam Sunday found the ligament intact and no surgery required. 'It's the best news I could have received given what happened,' Kiermaier said. 'I'm going to be OK. I'm going to be back out on the field sooner than later.' Kiermaier was hurt diving headfirst into first base on an infield single in the eighth inning of the Rays' 2-1, 11-inning loss to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night. The Rays lost for the 21st time in 36 games and have fallen behind Cleveland and Oakland in the AL wild-card race. 'Everything I do on the field I do for a purpose,' Kiermaier said. 'Right now we have a struggling team and things haven't been going our way a whole lot lately. This is when I want to play harder, I want to play with more passion.' This is the fourth consecutive year the standout defender has been sidelined by sliding or diving injuries. Kiermaier missed 57 games last season due to a torn right thumb ligament that occurred while sliding into second base. He missed 61 games during the 2017 season after fracturing his right hip sliding awkwardly into first base on an infield hit attempt. Kiermaier fractured his left hand diving for a ball in 2016 and missed 48 games. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
  • Before home games with the Orlando Predators, Marlon Moye-Moore usually arrived to the arena early for inspiration as much as preparation. Moye-Moore, 39, spent nine seasons in the Arena Football League, all with the Preds. Carrying the American flag, firefighters often descended to the field for the national anthem. 'Getting to know a lot of them, they said, 'You know, you would be a good firefighter,'' he said. As a linebacker and fullback, Moye-Moore filled positions especially known for guts and sacrifice. He still displays those traits as one of the nearly 1,200 firefighters with Orange County Fire Rescue. Moye-Moore has been a firefighter for slightly more than a year. 'He's a self-starter, self-motivated,' Lt. Lucas Sloan said. 'He looks for direction, but he also understands he needs to be doing things on his own, so there's typically not much that we have to ask of him because he already knows what he needs to be doing.' Moye-Moore serves a 24-hour shift every third day. He normally arrives before 7 a.m., about the time the sun rises, and washes the truck and checks the emergency equipment so it is stocked properly and operating normally. He reviews his self-contained breathing apparatus, 'my protection if I go into a structure fire,' and then it's on to the saws, extrication equipment and air bottles. Moye-Moore ensures the water in the truck's engine is full. While awaiting calls, he and other firefighters clean the station and prepare the day's food. 'The fire service, we're blue-collar guys and girls who are really hard workers, so playing sports helps me with that aspect of it,' Moye-Moore said. 'And then the physical part ... We were talking about throwing ladders. I can be a little more reckless with a ladder because I'm a little more physically able to handle a ladder.' Moye-Moore (6-1, about 245 pounds) played for the Preds from 2004-08 and '10-13. The former University of Maryland standout finished with nearly 500 total tackles, 13 interceptions and seven forced fumbles, according to arenafan.com. The Preds lost ArenaBowl XX to the Chicago Rush in 2006, but Moye-Moore was injured and did not play. 'There's nothing like taking your facemask through somebody's chest,' Moye-Moore said. 'You just hear the breath coming out of them. It's a good feeling.' Said former teammate Tim Cheatwood: 'When he first told me he was getting into (firefighting), I thought it was a good idea. Very disciplined. He could help a guy out, on and off the field.' Doug Miller coaches the current incarnation of the Preds in the National Arena League. 'He played when (arena football) was an Ironman game, and you had to play both ways,' said Miller, who played with and coached Moye-Moore in the AFL. 'You had to put on your hat and come to work.' Moye-Moore, who assists the paramedic, said 95% of the calls on which he goes involve EMS. Other calls are stressful in a different way. 'A guy was putting a bidet in his bathroom, and his wife told him to wait until I get back,' Moye-Moore said. 'He broke a pipe. We got there and shut off the water at the main. The water stops. There's probably two inches of water in his house. 'We squeegeed out his house. You could see how appreciative he was. He was offering us food. He was offering us drinks.' After those initial meetings at Preds games, Moye-Moore met other firefighters. They encouraged him enough that he studied to join fire rescue at Valencia College. Teamwork plays in both football and firefighting. 'I haven't had anything in football where we're talking about life or death, but tough times ... You're tired. You can't breathe, but you've got to keep going,' Moye-Moore said. 'All of that helps in this field where someone else needs you.
  • A large crowd is beginning to gather for Sunday's Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown. Local officials are predicting a crowd of around 50,000, and despite sweltering heat, most spots in the field outside Clark Sports Center already have been staked out. Temperatures are predicted to climb into the mid-80s during the ceremony honoring the six new inductees. Relievers Mariano Rivera and Lee Smith, starters Mike Mussina and the late Roy Halladay and designated hitters Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines will be feted. Rivera is the first player in history to be unanimously voted into the Hall of Fame. Former Yankees teammates Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez are expected to be in the audience. The ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
  • It was amusing at this past week's SEC Media Days to see Florida's continued obsession with Georgia. In fact, they're almost as obsessed with UGA as the media members were with stoking the narrative that the Dawgs' prospects for the season hinge entirely on whether Georgia finally can defeat Nick Saban's Crimson Tide in a championship game. (Sorry, Gators.) The focus on Georgia-Alabama did at least make a nice change from the off-season media trope that the Gators under Dan Mullen are now the true up-and-comers in the SEC East. That's a meme that I'm not sure even Mullen and his troops in Gainesville really believe. Florida's second-year head coach spent much of the winter and spring acting a bit insecure, as he continually tried to troll Kirby Smart and Georgia, and his players once again spent much of their time in the SEC media spotlight this week arguing (as they did a year ago) that their most recent loss to the Dawgs really was a lot closer than the 36-17 score would indicate. Yes, the Florida program almost certainly is improving, but all the hype surrounding them reminds me of last year, when we kept being told in the preseason that Georgia's real challenger in the East would be South Carolina. In fact, by game time, predicting the likelihood of an upset by the Cocks was a hot media trend. As it turned out, not so much. Georgia won 41-17. (And, hey, even the folks in Columbia aren't that excited about their prospects this year: This past week, Hartman Fund contributors were offered the chance to buy some of the tickets to this year's game against the Cocks in Athens, which South Carolina had returned unsold. Worse, Will Muschamp's team has joined the other less desirable opponents on Georgia's 2019 home schedule Murray State, Arkansas State, Kentucky and Missouri in a $395 five-game 'mini plan' ticket offering. How embarrassing.) Anyway, I'm not saying Florida is likely to drop in Georgia's rivalry ranking as precipitously as the Gamecocks have, but I'm not sold on Mullen as the worker of magic that many media outlets seem to believe he is. I think longtime college football columnist Stewart Mandel hit the nail on the head when he wrote: ' I have a new ready-made answer whenever anyone asks the inevitable, Which team is getting too much hype coming into the season?' Florida, followed by Florida, followed by Florida again.' As for Bama, despite the overwhelming theme of the SEC media daze being 'Georgia has to beat Alabama or their season will be a failure,' the Dawgs' player representatives did a good job of sidestepping all the questions about focusing on the Tide. 'I want another crack at the SEC, and I want another crack at the national championship,' senior safety J.R. Reed said, but he added that he didn't care who Georgia's opponent is. 'Right now, we're not really focused on them,'Dawgs offensive lineman Andrew Thomas said of Bama. 'We're focused on the opponents we have on the schedule right now. And if we take care of business, if we see them, then we'll get ready for them.' As for the past two losses to Bama, 'We look at those games where we didn't get over the hump in the past and we want to do more this summer,' quarterback Jake Fromm said. 'It's taking every game like it's our last and trying to go 1-0 every week.' The national media focus was on Smart, who summed up the official Georgia stance on this must-beat-Bama business: 'I've got a lot of respect for their program, but also I've got a lot of respect for ours and where we've come. I think we've got a really good football team. To be honest, I'm not going to define our season by Alabama. I'm going to define our season by how we play.' As for Bama, Smart did acknowledge that 'we all know they've been king of the SEC for a while.' But, he said, 'The biggest thing is concerning ourselves with us and not concerning ourselves with someone else.' That's classic coachspeak, and k eeping the one-game-at-a-time mindset is, of course, what Georgia's staff will continue to preach to the players this season. It's a tricky balancing act. They want to use the goal of the College Football Playoff (which probably involves playing Bama at some point) as motivation; yet they can't let that become the be-all and end-all for Georgia football. Otherwise, you wind up with an all-or-nothing mentality that sees the team fall apart if they don't achieve that immediate goal. The result can be a lamentable mental no-show like the Sugar Bowl against Texas. So, Smart's go-slow philosophy (at least, in public) on fanning the flames of the nascent rivalry with Bama probably is the wisest course. Still, considering how the past two seasons have ended, with Bama coming back late to take a national championship and then an SEC championship away from Georgia teams that had dominated them earlier in the games, how could Smart's players not be thinking about and focusing on Bama in their heart of hearts? For their part, Bama players paid tribute to Georgia (and thumbed their noses at Clemson) by saying at the SEC gathering that the Dawgs were the 'toughest' opponent the Tide faced last season. Whether that makes Georgia's players just want to 'do more,' as Smart's slogan for the season demands, we won't know until December. In the meantime, at the end of SEC Media Days, the assembled media reps voted that they do see a rematch of Georgia and Bama in this year's SEC Championship game, and they think the Tide will prevail again which is pretty meaningless, considering the SEC media has only picked the eventual conference champion correctly seven times since 1992. Still, it's one more indication that Smart's program won't be considered on the same level as Alabama until the former Saban assistant has beaten his ex-boss. And Georgia's players know it. As one headline in a national outlet put it: ' Georgia shouldn't be defined by Alabama, but it can't avoid it.' Even former players feel it. Herschel Walker, appearing at the SEC mediafest, was forthright about what he wants to see: ' I want Georgia to win the East, I want Alabama to win the West, I want them to meet up again. I'm not jumping that far ahead; you shouldn't do that. But, if I'm a Georgia player, that's what I want. Because you want to run the gauntlet, I want Alabama, because you've got to go through Alabama to do it.' Well said. One step at a time In the wake of head coach Tom Crean putting together what may be Georgia basketball's best recruiting class ever, the program apparently got a little ahead of itself with recent changes made in required giving levels for donors to the Basketball Enhancement Fund (the roundball equivalent of football's Hartman Fund). As a message to UGA donors this week from the Georgia Bulldog Club noted, 'BEF information was recently sent out in the mail, and as you may know, some adjustments were made to the BEF giving levels and benefits chart for the 2019-20 season.' However, the message said, 'With the introduction of these adjustments, we have received thoughtful feedback from some of our members. After careful review and consideration, The Georgia Bulldog Club is adjusting the 2019-2020 BEF giving levels and benefits to be phased in over a two-year period instead of one.' I like that phrase, 'thoughtful feedback.' They also extended the deadline for donations. As one fan put it: 'Yeah, you probably need to win a tournament game for first time since 2002, or beat Georgia State, before raising rates.' John, Paul, George, Ringo and Vince? A few years back, my old AJC colleague Jeff Cochran did a piece for the Like the Dew online magazine, focusing on my two major side gigs at the time: Beatlefan magazine and the Junkyard Blawg. Or, John, Paul, George, Ringo and Vince, as Jeff put it. Now, he's updated the article for the Atlanta Loop online news site, a sister operation of Decaturish. Click here link to check it out. Let me hear from you! I'll dip into the Junkyard Mail next week, so feel free to share your views on the upcoming season or ask any questions you might want me to answer by emailing me at junkyardblawg@gmail.com . The post UGA football: Is Bama top priority amid the Dawgs' shifting rivalries? appeared first on DawgNation.
  • ATHENS The steam coming out of SEC Media Days involved Alabama players acknowledging the physical nature of the Tide's dogfights with Georgia each of the past two seasons. Alabama has prevailed in 26-23 (OT) and 35-28 slugfests, even as the Bulldogs have led or been tied for 281 of the 290 plays in the game. Clemson, however, apparently took exception when Tide linebacker Dylan Moses said Georgia was 'the hardest' team he'd played in his career, and Bama receiver Jerry Jeudy said UGA was 'the toughest.' The Tigers beat Alabama 44-16 in the CFP Championship Game, with FWAA Freshman of the Year Trevor Lawrence dicing up the Tide. RELATED: Tide players say Georgia, not Clemson, most physical Tigers O-Lineman John Simpson responded by saying at ACC Media Days, ' I personally feel that Notre Dame was the best team we played. Notre Dame was really good. I think Notre Dame was better than Alabama was.' The ACC Tigers might have some more hurt feelings when they learn that South Carolina linebacker T.J. Brunson agreed with Alabama's Moses, and he explained why. 'I think Georgia is a more physical team,' Brunson said. 'Clemson is, I wouldn't say a finesse, but Georgia, when they are coming in you know what they are going to do and how they are going to do it. 'Clemson is the same way, they're just not as physical, in my opinion. It's not the same type of downhill game attack. It's, I'm going to spread you out and then decide to try to gut you.' RELATED: Dabo Swinney says we should play Georgia every year' South Carolina receiver Bryan Edwards explained his view on how Georgia and Clemson are different. 'It's like comparing apples to oranges, honestly, I mean because when you look at them, Georgia is kind of a run the ball team, and Clemson kinda spreads you out, so it's kind of comparing apples to oranges,' Edwards said. 'Clemson, their D-Line was very good, and Georgia had a lot of athletes at every position.' South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley agreed, and was complimentary of the Bulldogs and the Tigers. 'How do they compare to each other? I think they are two totally different teams,' Bentley said. 'I think they are both great teams, but they have different philosophies of how they go about doing it, not that one is more right than the other. 'But they are two great teams that we have to play well against.' Former South Carolina receiver Deebo Samuel said at the Reese's Senior Bowl in January he felt Georgia was 'the toughest competition' the Gamecocks faced. A look at how the Georgia and Clemson games agains South Carolina turned out could explain why the Gamecocks paid the Bulldogs as much respect as they did. The Bulldogs beat the Gamecocks 41-17, outgaining South Carolina in Columbia 473-336 after a key third-quarter offensive explosion. RELATED: Georgia breaks open tight game in South Carolina The Tigers beat the Gamecocks 56-35 in Clemson, totaling 744 yards to Carolina's 600. South Carolina LB T.J. Brunson South Carolina QB Jake Bentley South Carolina WR Bryan Edwards DawgNation from SEC Media Days Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason: Kirby Smart is 'like a brother' Alabama players agree, Georgia toughest team' they faced The unbelievable story of how Herschel Walker chose Georgia Kirby Smart puts breaks on recruiting trail SEC Network analyst: I love Georgia this year' Outland Trophy favorite Andrew Thomas locked into junior year Florida says playing UGA in Jacksonville a home game' Gators believe they're closer to Georgia than scores indicate Georgia football offensive line, by position Podcast: 3 overlooked Georgia football topics from media days The post WATCH South Carolina weighs in: Georgia vs. Clemson toughness debate appeared first on DawgNation.
  • Back on Brooklyn College's red brick campus this winter to launch his second bid for the White House, Bernie Sanders set aside rhetoric for a few minutes to acknowledge the neighborhood where he grew up. The irascible Vermont senator recalled that his father had come to Brooklyn as an immigrant 'without a nickel in his pocket.' Arguments over money in the family's 3½-room apartment, within walking distance of the campus, taught Sanders early on what it meant to live 'paycheck to paycheck.' 'I know where I came from,' Sanders told a crowd of supporters, contrasting his New York story with President Donald Trump's privileged upbringing in neighboring Queens, 'and that is something I will never forget.' It was a noteworthy departure for a politician who, for most of his career, has avoided sharing details of his own story, rarely linking policy proposals to his personal experience. But relatives and former classmates who grew up alongside Sanders — and occasionally now Sanders himself — say there are clear connections between the candidate's Brooklyn boyhood and his decades of speeches and legislative proposals aimed at leveling the economic playing field. Not least, they say, was the death of his mother, Dorothy, when Sanders was 18, an event he has rarely done any more than mention. 'I remember my father ... came to me and said go downstairs and say goodbye to Aunt Dorothy,' recalls Sanders' cousin, Maxine Glassberg, raised in the same six-story apartment building his family lived in. 'She was in bed, this was the end, and they knew she wasn't coming back.' The death helped shape Sanders' views on the need for equal access to health care, the senator said in a recent interview, even as it pushed him to leave Brooklyn for Vermont. 'Losing one's mother at the age of, I believe, 18 ... was very, very difficult,' Sanders told The Associated Press. 'In fact, I graduated Madison High School and went to Brooklyn College for one year, and I decided to leave Brooklyn because I kind of wanted to get away from the community that I'd grown up in.' The experience is one of the notable parallels between Sanders' early life and his politics. When he joined Congress in 1991, the first bill Sanders introduced was an unsuccessful measure to encourage states to institute universal health care. In his latest bid for the White House, the senator has hammered Walmart and other companies to stop paying 'starvation wages' as he promotes an increase in the federal minimum wage. Sanders, 77, was raised in the close-knit Midwood neighborhood in the years just before and after the Korean War. The area still looks much the same as it did then, with mid-rise art deco apartment buildings, including the one Sanders grew up in, edging Kings Highway and neatly kept houses on side streets. It's a neighborhood of families, despite Brooklyn's current reputation as a denizen for young hipsters. Back then, its residents were mostly secular Jews, along with some families of Italian and Irish ancestry. Today, the neighborhood is home to many Orthodox Jews, with black, Hispanic and Asian households in adjacent blocks. When Sanders was a boy, Midwood was defined by residents' awareness of their immigrant roots — and their ethos as middle class and striving. 'Our parents for the most part were American-born, but our grandparents weren't, and we knew what it was to struggle,' says David Sillen, a neighbor and classmate who walked to school with Sanders every day for years. 'The fact that our parents were more successful than their parents left us with the family construct that we should be more successful than our parents, and that was pretty pervasive.' Sillen and others recall that time fondly, with life shaped by the neighborhood's safety, good schools and middle-class solidity. But Sanders' memories are decidedly less rosy. Unlike most of his classmates' parents, Sanders' father was not American-born. He came to the United States from Poland as a teenager with hardly any money or ability to speak English; many of his relatives were killed in the Holocaust. Sanders said there was little discussion of politics in his home, but his parents talked with their sons about family lost in Nazi death camps. In New York, Eli Sanders became a paint salesman and always had work. But to manage the household on his modest paychecks, Dorothy Sanders, a homemaker, became an uncompromising scrimper and bargain hunter. The senator, who describes his family as 'lower middle class,' has recalled being scolded for bringing home groceries from a nearby store, rather than one farther away with lower prices. At home, his parents fought frequently about money. 'There were arguments and more arguments between our parents,' Sanders wrote in 'Our Revolution,' published after the 2016 election. 'Painful arguments. Bitter arguments. Arguments that seared through a little boy's brain, never to be forgotten.' Sanders' mother, raised in a Bronx family of seven children, had long aspired to more, relatives say. Sanders was reminded of that each time he visited cousin Benjamin Glassberg, whose father's ownership of a garment business afforded a suburban house with a yard on Long Island. Back in Brooklyn, Sanders and his older brother, Larry, slept on a trundle bed in the living room. During reciprocal visits, Glassberg recalls, Sanders' mother pushed her sons to work hard in school so they could do better. 'I think she felt at times that possibly it was her fault that they didn't have a more affluent upbringing,' he says. Sanders alluded to those disappointments in his Brooklyn speech: 'My mother's dream was that someday our family would move out of that rent-controlled apartment to a home of our own. That dream was never fulfilled.' Sanders' brother, who has long lived in Britain, did not respond to an interview request. But in a 2015 interview with Vermont Public Radio, Larry Sanders said that while he and his brother had what they needed, hearing their parents constantly argue over money was emotionally taxing. 'I think what Bernard and I took from that is that financial problems are never just financial problems. They enter into people's lives at very deep and personal levels,' said Larry Sanders, a university lecturer who has been active in Green Party politics in his adopted country. The Sanders brothers both attended James Madison High School, a large, academically rigorous institution that also counts New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and singer Carole King as graduates. Former classmates recall Sanders as a lanky, somewhat reserved young man best known for his talents as a distance runner. 'He was sort of a natural leader among the track team kids. They would ask, 'What does Bernie think?'' says Walter Block, a former track teammate who is now an economist. Sanders' first foray into politics came his senior year, when he was one of three chosen to run for student body president. His platform included a promise to work with classmates to raise money for a Korean child whose parents had been killed in the war. Sanders lost. But, as he recalls it, the winner embraced his idea, providing an early lesson in politics. 'It's that good ideas have resonance and other people will often come around to your point of view,' Sanders said in an interview this month. He went on to raise money by organizing a benefit basketball game between the Madison team and alumni. 'Bernie Sanders made a campaign promise to bring back the stars, and that's exactly what he is doing,' an article in a 1959 edition of the student newspaper, The Highway, reported. Signing his friend Myron Kalin's yearbook, Sanders wrote that working together to support the Korean orphan had been 'the most gratifying' thing he'd done in high school. Around that time, Dorothy Sanders' health began to worsen. Sanders increasingly missed track practice, often showing up to run just before meets, former classmates remember. 'Not that he was ever outgoing,' Sillen says, 'but he became even more quiet.' Lou Howort, a fellow track team member, recalls that Sanders 'was consumed by his family situation for that year.' Sanders had aspired to go to the University of Chicago after graduation, Howort says, but 'he gave that all up to stay local to be around his mother when she needed him.' Sanders instead enrolled at Brooklyn College, part of New York City's public university network. His mother was hospitalized about two hours away, in southern New Jersey. The hospital, known today as Deborah Heart and Lung Center, started as a tuberculosis sanitorium for poor New Yorkers in the 1920s. The advent of antibiotics kept tuberculosis in check, and the institution remade itself as a specialist in heart treatment, while continuing to provide care without billing patients. Patients were referred mostly by a network of labor organizations and fraternal groups, many of them Jewish, that supported the hospital through donations, spokeswoman Donna McArdle says. Sanders said an uncle helped his mother gain admission. Sanders moved into a Brooklyn attic apartment with Steve Slavin, a fellow Madison graduate, who recalls the two sometimes talking until 4 in the morning. Once he and Sanders spent hours dissecting the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Marbury v. Madison, a landmark 1803 ruling that established the power of federal courts to review laws and declare them unconstitutional. 'He was interested in these things,' Slavin says. 'He loved to talk about them.' Slavin says that despite nagging by their landlord to cut the noise, the apartment gave Sanders space to get away from the tensions surrounding his mother's illness. 'He was sort of in denial as to how sick she actually was,' he says. Sanders moved back home the following semester. A few months later, his mother died and Sanders transferred to the University of Chicago. By the time Sanders graduated in 1964, his father had also passed away and his brother had relocated to England. Without immediate family or a home to go back to, Sanders returned briefly to New York before moving to Vermont. A few years later, Sanders sat down with his cousin, Benjamin Glassberg, to talk about what lay ahead for them. Glassberg says he was surprised when his cousin began talking about making a longshot run on a third-party ticket for one of Vermont's seats in the U.S. Senate. 'Gee Bernie, politics? What interests you in that?' Glassberg, now 77, recalls asking. 'And he would tell me about his thoughts and the fact that he was very concerned about things such as medical care and ... because his mother was ill for that period of time, I could understand where he was coming from.' Sanders says his family's experience finding treatment for his mother helped shape his view that 'health care is a human right — it's not a privilege — and that was not the case back then and that certainly is not the case right now.' Given the era and the generation, it is little surprise that Sanders struck out on his own, former classmates say. 'Most of us couldn't wait to get out of Brooklyn,' says Sillen, who now lives in Red Bank, New Jersey. 'People didn't want to be their parents. They wanted to be different and to have their own lives.' Sillen and many of his former classmates still keep in contact. A group of men who played basketball at Madison in the 1950s meet regularly in Las Vegas. And this year more than 60 alumni from Sanders' graduating class gathered in New York for a reunion. Sanders returned to the school in 2008 when his name was added to its Wall of Distinction, honoring particularly notable alumni. But few were surprised when the candidate sent notice that he would not be attending this time. That's OK, former classmates say, so long as the politician who has distanced himself from Brooklyn remembers the lessons it taught. EDITORS'S NOTE _ One in a series exploring the stories the 2020 presidential candidates tell about themselves, their families and the origins of their political drive.
  • The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of heat and humidity in a stretch of weather so oppressive that a New Jersey drawbridge got stuck, Pennsylvania firefighters suffered from heat exhaustion and police departments from New York City to suburban Boston implored residents to take it easy. 'Sunday has been canceled,' the NYPD jokingly tweeted . 'Stay indoors, nothing to see here. Really, we got this.' The central part of the country, meanwhile, enjoyed some relief as a cold front moved steadily southward and eastward across the country, bringing down the temperatures. But the cooler weather settling in Monday and Tuesday will also bring severe storms and heavy rain that could cause flash flooding and produce damaging winds, the National Weather Service warned. The Carolinas up to Maine were expected to see the highest temperatures Sunday. Daytime highs were expected in the mid-to-upper 90s, which, coupled with high humidity, could feel as hot as 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 degrees Celsius). Jack Ogten was among a steady stream of tourists milling around outside the White House on Sunday. Undeterred by the stifling heat, the resident of the Netherlands joked that he'd lost about 22 pounds (10 kilograms) from sweating after just one day of sightseeing. 'The weather's been ridiculously hot,' Washington, D.C., bus driver Ramieka Darby remarked while a taking quick break amid temperatures of nearly 100 degrees (37.8 Celsius). 'There's no point being out.' In New York City, where all eyes were on the power grid even before the hot weather following a Manhattan blackout last weekend, electricity company Con Ed reported scattered outages Sunday, the vast majority in the borough of Queens. The city also directed office buildings to set thermostats no lower than 78 degrees (26 degrees Celsius) through Sunday to reduce strain on its electrical grid. A commemoration of the 1969 moon landing planned for Times Square and an outdoor festival featuring soccer star Megan Rapinoe and musician John Legend were also nixed due to the heat Saturday. In Boston, city officials again opened up city pools free to residents as the temperature inched past 90 degrees (32 degrees Celsius) for the third consecutive day by noon Sunday. Police in one suburb also posted a tongue-in-cheek request on their Facebook page. 'Due to the extreme heat, we are asking anyone thinking of doing criminal activity to hold off until Monday,' Braintree police wrote Friday. 'Conducting criminal activity, in this extreme heat is next level henchmen status, and also very dangerous.' In Philadelphia, several hundred people were evacuated from a retirement community Saturday because of a partial power outage that officials say may have been heat-related. Elsewhere in Pennsylvania, nine firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion and six transported to a hospital for treatment while fighting a house fire in sweltering conditions. The Strinestown Fire Company said all of the firefighters were released by the time Saturday's Conewago Township blaze was extinguished. In New Hampshire, rescue crews helped a 29-year-old hiker late Saturday after he was overcome by the heat in the White Mountain National Forest. In New Jersey, the Oceanic Bridge over the Navesink River was closed Saturday evening after it got stuck open. Monmouth County officials say heat caused expansion of the metal encasing the drawbridge, which is a popular route for residents and beachgoers. The heat even prompted Delaware officials to close Fort Delaware State Park, which served as a Union prison camp during the Civil War. Temperatures were simply too high for costumed interpreters who wear wool garb this weekend, officials said. The National Weather Service reported high temperatures for July 20 were recorded Saturday at its weather stations in Atlantic City, New Jersey, New York City, Westfield, Massachusetts, Manchester, New Hampshire, and Wallops Island, Virginia. The heat relented early Sunday in the northern reaches of New England. A Canadian cold front brought thunderstorms Saturday evening that dropped temperatures across northern Vermont and upstate New York. A heat advisory remained in effect for southern sections of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, however. In many parts of the country, it's not expected to get much better when the sun goes down. Temperatures are expected to remain at or above the high 70s overnight (26 degrees Celsius). Experts warn residents in affected areas to limit their time outdoors. The risks are greatest for young children, the elderly and the sick. Meanwhile, strong wind and rain were expected to persist in the Midwest, bringing the potential for heavy rainfall and flash flooding. Storms already knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of residents in Michigan and Wisconsin Saturday. ___ Associated Press writers Wilson Ring in Vermont, Mark Pratt in Boston, Deepti Hajela in New York, Ron Todt in New Jersey, Brian Witte in Maryland, and Kali Robinson in Washington, D.C., contributed to this report.