The Rundown for September 7, 2018

SENATOR BOOKER RELEASES CONFIDENTIAL KAVANAUGH EMAILS… Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey publicly released several confidential emails yesterday on the third day of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings in the Senate. The emails centered on racial inequality and profiling, and included Kavanaugh’s thoughts on how to implement security measures at airports following the 9/11 terror attacks. The documents had been deemed “confidential” by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Booker maintained that while he did willingly violate the chair’s rule on the committee confidential process, he did so because he “sincerely believes the public deserves to know this nominee’s record.”

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OVERTURNS IMMIGRANT-DETENTION BAN… The Trump administration announced yesterday that it is overturning a 21-year-old ban on detaining immigrant children and their parents indefinitely. A new rule proposed by the Department of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services is set to go into effect in 60 days and will allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement to keep children with their mothers in detention facilities while their asylum cases play out in court. A DHS official said the average length of stay for adults with pending court cases is currently 39 days.

NEW YORK AG SUBPOENAS STATE DIOCESES… New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood issued civil subpoenas yesterday to all eight Roman Catholic dioceses in the state as part of a sex abuse investigation. State officials say the subpoenas are part of an ongoing civil investigation into how dioceses responded to allegations of sexual abuse of minors. New York state’s statute of limitations imposes no time limit for so-called Class A felonies such as rape.

4 DEAD IN CINCINNATI SHOOTINGS… Four people including the shooter were killed in Cincinnati yesterday after a gunman opened fire at a bank. The shooter reportedly started shooting outside the Fifth Third Bank building and continued shooting after he entered. Two people were hospitalized with gunshots, authorities said.

INFOWARS, ALEX JONES BANNED FROM TWITTER… Twitter yesterday announced that it has banned the conspiracy-theory group Infowars and its founder Alex Jones amid growing pressure. Twitter ways the ban was a response to numerous complaints of repeated abusive behavior. Twitter vows to “take action” if Jones or Infowars seeks to circumvent the ban.

ENTERTAINMENT
BURT REYNOLDS DIES… Actor Burt Reynolds died yesterday at a Florida hospital. He was 82. The former Florida State football player took up acting after an injury cut short his playing career short and landed steady work in 1962 as the half-Native American blacksmith Quint Asper on the TV series “Gunsmoke.” Reynolds went on to land some of the biggest films of the 1970s, including “Deliverance,” “The Longest Yard” and “Smokey and the Bandit.” Reynolds starred in the sitcom “Evening Shade” in the early ’90s and his work in the 1997 film “Boogie Nights” earned him a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination as well as a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.

DOLORES O’RIORDAN DROWNED IN BATHTUB… An inquest in London ruled yesterday that Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan drowned in the bath of a hotel room last January while intoxicated with alcohol. The inquest found that the 47-year-old singer consumed five miniature bottles of spirits from a hotel minibar and a half bottle of Champagne, but there was no indication that she had intended to take her own life. A Coroner ruled that although O’Riordan had been diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder, she was being treated successfully for the condition and there was no evidence that she was feeling suicidal.

IN THEATERS… In “Peppermint,” a young mother who finds herself with nothing to lose is determined to take from her enemies the very life they stole from her. Jennifer Garner and John Gallagher Jr. star in the R-rated film.

SPORTS
MLB
NL SCORES
San Diego 6 – CINCINNATI 2… Francisco homered twice and drove in four runs to lead the Padres past the Reds. Hunter Renfroe added his 20th homer with the bases empty.

Chi. Cubs 6 – WASHINGTON 4 (10 innings)… David Bote singled home Albert Almora with a tie-breaking run in the top of the 10th inning and scored on Taylor Davis’ pinch-hit single as the Cubs outlasted the Nationals. Ben Zobrist singled home a run and lifted a sacrifice fly.

Atlanta 7 – ARIZONA 6 (10 innings)… The Braves recovered to beat the Diamondbacks after blowing a two-run ninth-inning lead. Dansby Swanson singled with two outs in the top of the 10th inning and came around to score the decisive run on a wild pitch. Kurt Suzuki hit a two-run homer and Johan Camargo added a solo shot for Atlanta.

AL SCORES
Cleveland 9 – TORONTO 4… Francisco Lindor hit solo homers in his first two at-bats and added a two-run single in leading the Indians past the Blue Jays. Jason Kipnis capped the scoring with a three-run homer.

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE
San Diego (Kennedy, 1-2) is at Cincinnati (DeSclafani, 7-4)…
Washington (Ross, 0-0) hosts the Chi. Cubs (Lester, 15-5)…
Miami (Straily, 5-6) is at Pittsburgh (Archer, 4-7)…
the N.Y. Mets (Matz, 5-11) host Philadelphia (Nola, 15-4)…
San Francisco (Holland, 7-8) is at Milwaukee (Anderson, 9-7)…
Colorado (Gray, 11-7) hosts the L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw, 6-5)…
Atlanta (Gausman, 9-9) is at Arizona (Corbin, 10-5)

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE
Cleveland (Carrasco, 16-8) is at Toronto (Estrada, 7-11)…
Tampa Bay (Snell, 17-5) hosts Baltimore (Bundy, 7-13)…
Houston (Cole, 13-5) is at Boston (Price, 14-6)…
Minnesota (Gonsalves, 0-2) hosts Kansas City (Fillmyer, 2-1)…
the L.A. Angels (Peña, 1-4) are at the Chi. White Sox (Rodon, 6-4)…
Oakland (Bassitt, 2-3) hosts Texas (Gallardo, 8-3)…
the N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka, 10-5) are at Seattle (Paxton, 11-5)

TODAY’S INTERLEAGUE SCHEDULE
St. Louis (Gomber, 5-0) is at Detroit (Norris, 0-3)

MLB PENNANT CHASE
NL EAST
Atlanta (77-63, .550) leads Philadelphia (73-66, .525) by 3-1/2 games and Washington (69-72, .489) by 8-1/2 games

NL CENTRAL…
the Chi. Cubs (83-57, .593) lead Milwaukee (79-62, .560) by 4-1/2 games and St. Louis (78-62, .557) by 5 games

NL WEST…
Colorado (77-62, .554) leads the L.A. Dodgers (76-64, .543) by 1-1/2 games and Arizona (75-65, .535) by 2-1/2 games

AL EAST
Boston (97-44, .688) leads N.Y. Yankees (87-53, .621) by 9.5 games with a magic number of 13 for clinching the division title

AL CENTRAL
Cleveland (80-60, .571) leads Minnesota (63-76, .453) by 16-1/2 games with a magic number of 7 for clinching the division title

AL WEST
Houston (87-53, .621) leads Oakland (84-57, .596) by 3-1/2 games and Seattle
(78-62, .557) by 9 games

NL WILD-CARD RACE
Milwaukee (79-62, .560) leads St. Louis (78-62, .557) by a half-game. The Cardinals lead the L.A. Dodgers (76-64, .543) by 2 games, Arizona (75-65, .535) by 3 games and Philadelphia (73-66, .525) by 4-1/2 games in the race for the second spot.

AL WILD-CARD RACE
the N.Y. Yankees (87-53, .621) lead Oakland (84-57, .596) by 3-1/2 games. Seattle
(78-62, .557) is 5-1/2 games back of the Athletics in the race for the second spot.

NFL SCORE
PHILADELPHIA 18 – Atlanta 12… The defending Super Bowl-champion Eagles stopped the Falcons first-and-goal in the final seconds to open the 2018 season with a victory. Jay Ajayi rushed for a pair of touchdowns, including the go-ahead score late in the fourth quarter. He also ran in a two-point conversion.

SUNDAY’S NFL SCHEDULE
Houston is at New England…
Baltimore hosts Buffalo…
Jacksonville is at the N.Y. Giants…
Minnesota hosts San Francisco…
Tampa Bay is at New Orleans…
Cleveland hosts Pittsburgh…
Cincinnati is at Indianapolis…
Miami hosts Tennessee…
Kansas City is at the L.A. Chargers…
Denver hosts Seattle…
Dallas is at Carolina…
Arizona hosts Washington…
Chicago is at Green Bay

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
the N.Y. Jets are at Detroit…
Oakland hosts the L.A. Rams

TONIGHT’S TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
#16 TCU (1-0) is at Southern Methodist (0-1)

SATURDAY’S TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
#1 Alabama (1-0) hosts Arkansas State (1-0)…
#2 Clemson (1-0) is at Texas A&M (1-0)…
#3 Georgia (1-0) is at #24 South Carolina (1-0)…
#4 Ohio State (1-0) hosts Rutgers (1-0)…
#5 Wisconsin (1-0) hosts New Mexico (1-0)…
#6 Oklahoma (1-0) hosts UCLA (0-1)…
#7 Auburn (1-0) hosts Alabama State (1-0)…
#8 Notre Dame (1-0) hosts Ball State (1-0)…
#9 Washington (0-1) hosts North Dakota (1-0)…
#10 Stanford (1-0) hosts #17 Southern California (1-0)…
#11 LSU (1-0) hosts Southeast Louisiana (0-1)…
#12 Virginia Tech (1-0) hosts William & Mary (1-0)…
#13 Penn State (1-0) is at Pittsburgh (1-0)…
#14 West Virginia (1-0) hosts Youngstown State (0-1)…
#15 Michigan State (1-0) is at Arizona State (1-0)…
#18 Mississippi State (1-0) is at Kansas State (1-0)…
#19 Central Florida (1-0) hosts South Carolina State (0-1)…
#20 Boise State (1-0) hosts Connecticut (0-1)…
#21 Michigan (0-1) hosts Western Michigan (0-1)…
#22 Miami (Fla.) (0-1) hosts Savannah State (0-1)…
#23 Oregon (1-0) hosts Portland State (0-1)…
#25 Florida (1-0) hosts Kentucky (1-0)

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