The Rundown for Oct. 9. 2018,

HURRICANE MICHAEL STRENGTHENING… Preparations are underway along the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Michael gains strength in advance of tomorrow’s expected landfall. Florida Governor Rick Scott mobilized National Guard troops and ordered residents to head inland or evacuate. Forecasters say Michael could strengthen to a major Category 3 storm with winds over 100 miles per hour. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm could bring up to 12 inches of rain with storm surges up to 12 feet.

LIMO INVOLVED IN CRASH FAILED INSPECTION… New York Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed yesterday that the limousine involved in Saturday night’s crash in upstate New York that killed 20 people should not have been on the road. The vehicle failed inspection last month, and its driver did not have the proper license to operate the vehicle, the governor said. The driver, along with two pairs of newlyweds, four sisters from one family and two brothers from another, were among the dead in the deadliest U.S. transport crash in nearly a decade.

TRUMP FAVORS STOP-AND-FRISK… President Trump yesterday called for easing stop-and-frisk restrictions to end a “crime spree” in Chicago. Trump announced at the International Association of Chiefs of Police convention in Orlando that police should be allowed to check suspects for weapons and other contraband. Opponents say the practice unfairly targets African-Americans and members of other minority ethnic groups.

IMF WARNS OF TARIFF RISKS… The International Monetary Fund issued a warning yesterday that a trade war between the U.S. and China risks making the world a “poorer and more dangerous place.” In its latest assessment of the global economy, the IMF lowered its forecast for global growth this year and next. The organization’s chief economist said further trade barriers would hit households, businesses and the wider economy.

GOOGLE SHUTTING DOWN GOOGLE+… Google announced yesterday that it is shutting down its social network platform Google+. The announcement comes amid revelations that the company failed to publicly disclose a security bug affecting hundreds of thousands of accounts. Google+ was launched in 2011 as a competitor to Facebook, but Google admitted that it failed to generate widespread interest among users and developers.

COSBY’S LAWYERS WANT NEW TRIAL OR SHORTER SENTENCE… Lawyers representing Bill Cosby have cited new evidence in asking a judge to grant him a new trial or reduce his 10-year prison sentence. Cosby’s lawyers accused the judge of failing to take into consideration the 81-year-old entertainer’s age and failing eyesight and claim he should have recused himself from sentencing. Cosby’s attorneys previously claimed bias because with the judge’s wife is a psychiatrist who works with sexual assault victims.

KATT WILLIAMS JAILED IN OREGON… Comedian Katt Williams pleaded not guilty yesterday to fourth-degree assault charges stemming from an alleged assault on a hired driver at Portland International Airport. Williams, who had traveled to Portland to perform in Nick Cannon’s “Wild ’N Out” comedy improv show Friday night, allegedly struck the driver over an argument. Police say the victim sustained minor injuries to his face. Williams remains in custody on an unrelated arrest warrant as an alleged fugitive from Georgia.

L.A. DODGERS 6 – Atlanta 2… The Dodgers put away the Braves to wrap up the NL Division Series in Game 4. David Freese came through with a go-ahead pinch-hit two-run single in the top of the sixth inning. Manny Machado delivered the fatal blow with a three-run homer in the seventh. Los Angeles advances to the NL Championship Series for the third straight year and visits Milwaukee for Game 1 on Friday.

Houston 11 – CLEVELAND 3… The Astros used a late surge to put away the Indians and complete a sweep of the AL Series. George Springer smacked his second solo homer of the game and Carlos Correa added a three-run blast during a six-run top of the eighth inning. The Astros took advantage of two throwing errors by Cleveland reliever Trevor Bauer to score three times in the seventh and take the lead for good. Cleveland starter Mike Clevinger held Houston to a run on three hits and stuck out nine over five innings. The Astros await the winner of the Red Sox-Yankees series in the AL Championship Series, which begins Saturday in Houston or Boston.

Boston 16 – N.Y. YANKEES 1… The Red Sox walloped the Yankees in Game 3 to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Brock Holt became the first player in MLB history to hit for the cycle in the playoffs. He was 4-for-6 with five RBIs on the night. Andrew Benintendi stroked a bases-clearing double during a seven-run top of the fourth inning. Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez and Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in two runs apiece. Nathan Eovaldi allowed just a run on five hits over seven innings. The series remains in New York for tonight’s Game 4. Boston will try to close out the series behind starter Rick Porcello. He’ll be opposed by CC Sabathia. First pitch is set for 8:07 p.m. and the game airs on TBS.

NEW ORLEANS 43 – Washington 19… Drew Brees completed 26 of 29 passes for 363 yards and three touchdowns on the night he broke Peyton Manning’s career passing yardage record of 71,838 yards and led the Saints (4-1) to a romp over the Redskins (2-2). Trequan Smith had three receptions for 111 yards and two TDs. Mark Ingram ran for a pair of scores.

N.Y. ISLANDERS 4 – San Jose 0… Goalie Robin Lehner made 16 of his 35 saves in the third period as the Islanders blanked the Sharks. Casey Cizikas had a goal and an assist.

BOSTON 6 – Ottawa 3… Patrice Bergeron recorded his fourth career hat trick as the Bruins doubled up on the Senators. David Pastrnak scored two goals and assisted on two others.

BUFFALO 4 – Vegas 2… Jake Eichel found the net twice to lead the Sabres past the Golden Knights.

ANAHEIM 3 – Detroit 2 (SO)… Troy Terry netted the lone goal in the shootout as the Ducks outlasted the Red Wings to run their record to 3-0. Hampus Lindholm and Jakob Silfverberg scored in regulation.

Colorado is at Columbus…
Carolina hosts Vancouver…
San Jose is at Philadelphia…
Nashville hosts Calgary…
Los Angeles is at Edmonton…
Dallas hosts Toronto

Dallas 115, PHILADELPHIA 112…
Brooklyn 110, DETROIT 108 (OT)…
CHARLOTTE 110, Chicago 63…
Indiana 111, CLEVELAND 102…
Washington 110, N.Y. KNICKS 98…
MIAMI 90, Orlando 89…
Phoenix 117, GOLDEN STATE 109

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