GIULIANI SAYS TRUMP CAN PARDON HIMSELF… President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani said yesterday that Trump probably has the power to pardon himself if found guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. A self-pardon isn’t in the plans, however, Giuliani said during his appearance on ABC News’ “This Week.” Giuliani also claimed over the weekend that Trump cannot be subpoenaed or indicted while in office.
CANCER STUDY… A major study funded by the National Cancer Institute has found that most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease. The findings were discussed yesterday at an American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago and published by the New England Journal of Medicine. The results were good news for 70,000 patients a year in the U.S.
MORE ON FACEBOOK SHARING USER DATA… The New York Times reported yesterday that Facebook gave Apple, Samsung and more than 60 other device manufacturers “deep access” to user data. The arrangement enabled allowed device makers to obtain information on Facebook users even if they adjusted their privacy settings to prevent the sharing of information with third parties. Tens of millions of Facebook users were affected.
WESTERN WILDFIRES… Authorities say light rain helped firefighters gain partial control of three wildfires that have burned more than 38,200 acres in the Rocky Mountain region. A blaze in the San Juan National Forest north of Durango, Colorado, forced evacuation of hundreds of homes and is 10 percent contained. To the south, the Ute Park fire in northern New Mexico has consumed 36,083-acres. A third fire broke out last night near Dinosaur National Monument in northwestern Colorado. Crews worked to protect federal structures that were threatened.
KILLINGS OUTSIDE PHOENIX INVESTIGATED… Police investigators in Scottsdale, Arizona, have linked Thursday’s shooting of a high-profile forensic psychiatrist with the fatal shootings of two paralegals on Friday. Authorities say they don’t know the relationships or connections of the three victims. A fourth murder victim discovered on Saturday might also be related, police believe.
HACK SENDS TICKETFLY OFFLINE… The concert ticketing service Ticketfly went offline over the weekend after a data breach leaked users’ personal information and disrupted services at live music venues. Stolen information included customers’ names, addresses, emails and phone numbers, according to the San Francisco firm’s parent company, Eventbrite. The hack affected more than 26 million user accounts.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE… “Solo: A Stars Wars Story” brought in $29.2 million to remain atop the weekend box office. “Deadpool 2” stayed in second pace with $23.3 million. “Adrift” opened in third place with $11.5 million. “Avengers: Infinity War” brought in $10.3 million to finish fourth. “Book Club” capped the top five with $6.8 million.
NBA FINALS GAME 2…
GOLDEN STATE 122 – Cleveland 103… Stephen Curry made an NBA Finals-record nine 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 33 points and the Warriors outgunned the Cavaliers to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Kevin Durant made 10 of 14 field goal attempts and finished with 26 points. Klay Thompson tossed in 20 points. Golden State shot 57 percent from the field overall. LeBron James led the Cavs with 29 points. The series moves to Cleveland for Game 3 on Wednesday.
Chi. Cubs 2 – N.Y. METS 0… John Lester (6-2) pitched two-hit ball over seven innings and three relievers completed the Cubs’ blanking of the Mets. Javier Baez stole home and Ben Zobrist lifted a sacrifice fly as Chicago scored both runs in the top of the seventh inning.
ATLANTA 4 – Washington 2… Pinch-hitter Charlie Culberson delivered his second game-winning homer of the week, as his two-run blast in the bottom of the ninth inning sent the Braves past the Phillies. Dansby Swanson tied the game with a solo shot in the seventh.
ST. LOUIS 5 – Pittsburgh 0… Michael Wacha (7-1) held the Pirates hitless until pinch-hitter Colin Morin singled to lead off the top of the ninth inning. Marcell Ozuna provided all the offense the Cardinals needed with a first-inning grand slam.
L.A. Dodgers 10 – COLORADO 7… The Dodgers erased an early 6-1 deficit on their way past the Rockies. Logan Forsythe scored a go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning on a Justin Turner grounder and Yasmani Grandal followed with a two-run homer. Max Muncy drove home four runs with a pair of homers.
ARIZONA 6 – Miami 1… Matt Koch (4-3) limited the Marlins to three hits over seven scoreless innings and the Diamondbacks cruised to the win. David Peralta smacked his 10th homer. Daniel Descalso knocked in a pair of runs.
SAN FRANCISCO 6 – Philadelphia 1… Buster Posey singled home Gorkys Hernandez with a tiebreaking run during a five-run bottom of the sixth inning and homered in the eighth as the Giants rolled past the Phillies. Andrew McCutchen belted a three-run homer for San Francisco.
SAN DIEGO 6 – Cincinnati 3… Pinch-hitter Hunter Renfroe unloaded a grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning to give the Padres the lead for good in their win over the Reds. Cory Spangenberg added a solo homer for San Diego.
Toronto 8 – DETROIT 4… Justin Smoak and Randal Grichuk both hit two-run-homers and lined RBI doubles as the Blue Jays doubled up on the Tigers to snap their five-game losing streak. Aaron Sanchez (3-5) held Detroit to a run on two hits over six innings.
MINNESOTA 7 – Cleveland 5… Eddie Rosario’s third homer of the game was a game-winning two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth inning that sent the Twins past the Indians. Brian Dozier homered with the bases empty and singled home a run.
Oakland 5 – KANSAS CITY 1… Jed Lowrie singled home Dexter Fowler with a go-ahead run in the top of the eighth inning and Matt Olson added a three-run homer as the Athletics put away the Royals. The blast was Olson’s third of the series.
L.A. ANGELS 3 – Texas 1… Tyler Skaggs (4-4) pitched four-hit ball over six innings and the Angels held off the Rangers. Luis Valbuena stroked a two-run double in the bottom of the second inning and Justin Upton homered in the sixth.
SEATTLE 2 – Tampa Bay 1… Denard Span and Dee Gordon stroked run-scoring singles in the bottom of the eighth inning to rally the Mariners past the Rays. Felix Hernandez (6-4) held Tampa Bay to a run on five hits over eight innings.
Boston 9 – HOUSTON 3… The Red Sox used a 15-hit attack to throttle the Astros. Mitch Moreland went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer. Andrew Benintendi added a solo shot. Brock Holt lined a two-run triple and singled home a run.
N.Y. Yankees – BALTIMORE (ppd)… Rain in Baltimore forced postponement of yesterday’s Yankees-Orioles game. The game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on August 25.
CHI. WHITE SOX 6 – Milwaukee 1… Pinch-hitter Daniel Palka drilled a tiebreaking two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning and Adam Engel followed with a solo shot as the White Sox topped the Brewers. Engel also doubled home a run in the eighth.
TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE…
Atlanta (Teheran, 4-3) is at San Diego (Richard, 3-6)…
San Francisco (Holland, 3-6) hosts Arizona (Godley 5-4)
TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE…
the N.Y. Yankees (Severino, 8-1; German, 0-0) are at Detroit (Fiers, 4-3; Baez, 0-0) for a doubleheader…
the L.A. Angels (Tropeano, 3-3) host Kansas City (2-6)
GOLF… Bryson DeChambeau prevailed over Kyle Stanley and Ben An to win the first three-man playoff in event history and capture the Memorial Tournament. The three finished with 15-under 273s. Patrick Cantlay was one shot off the lead.