The Rundown for Nov. 2, 2018

REPORT SAYS CARAVAN POSES MINIMAL THREAT… President Trump’s threat to send as many as 15,000 troops to the U.S. border with Mexico is under increased scrutiny following the leak of Defense Department documents. Trump says he’s making the move to guard the U.S. against a U.S.-bound caravan of migrants, but documents sent to Newsweek reveal he has been informed that “based on historic trends, only a small percentage of migrants will likely reach the border.” According to a presentation made Saturday by the Joint Force Land Component Commander Threat Working Group, “The military assesses basically no credible threat of (the) caravan overwhelming the border.” However, the assessment warns that military participating in the operations are being warned to watch out for unregulated armed militias on the U.S. side of the border that will try to steal their equipment.

SAUDI PRINCE LABELED KHASHOGGI A TERRORIST… The Washington Post reported yesterday that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Jared Kushner and National Security Adviser John Bolton via a phone call that murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a dangerous Islamist just days after he disappeared on October 2. According to the report, Salman claimed that Khashoggi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and implored Bolton and Kushner to preserve their nations’ alliance. Publicly, Salman has labeled Khashoggi’s death a “terrible mistake” and a “terrible tragedy.”

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CHARGES FUGITIVE MALAYSIAN FINANCIER… The Justice Department has charged a fugitive Malaysian financier and two former Goldman Sachs bankers in a money-laundering and bribery scheme. A three-count indictment charges Low Taek Jho with misappropriating billions of dollars from a state-owned investment fund and using it for bribes and kickbacks to foreign officials. Jho allegedly used some of the money to pay for luxury real estate, art and jewelry in the U.S. and to help finance Hollywood movies, including “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

SYNAGOGUE SHOOTER IN COURT… The 46-year-old man charged in the shooting attack that killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue last Saturday pleaded not guilty to 44 charges at his arraignment yesterday. Robert Bowers was charged with 22 varying counts of obstruction of religion and 22 similar counts of use of a firearm. U.S. Magistrate Robert Mitchell granted Bowers’ request for a jury trial.

EXECUTION IN TENNESSEE… A man convicted of a double murder during a drug deal was executed in Tennessee last night. 63-year-old Edmund Zagorski became the first man executed in the electric chair in the state since 2007. The state nearly administered an injection to Zagorski three weeks ago, but Zagorski exercised his right to request the electric chair.

ENTERTAINMENT
NETFLIX RENEWS ‘THE RANCH’… Netflix has announced that the comedy series “The Ranch” has been renewed for a 20-episode fourth season. Stars Ashton Kutcher, Debra Winger, Sam Elliott and Elisha Cuthbert are returning for Season 4. The series centers on a dysfunctional family living in a small ranching town in Colorado.

IN THEATERS… In “The Nutcracker and the four Realms,” a young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. The family fantasy is rated PG. “Bohemian Rhapsody” stars Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton in the story about the rock band Queen in the years leading up to the band’s appearance at the 1985 Live Aid concert. The film is rated PG-13. “Nobody’s Fool” tells the story about a woman who is released from prison and reunites with her sister. She soon discovers that her sister is in an online relationship with a man who may not be what he seems. Tiffany Haddish and Courtney Henggeler star in the R-rated comedy.

SPORTS
NBA SCORES
Denver 110 – CLEVELAND 91… The Nuggets overcame an early double-digit deficit to roll past the Cavaliers for their seventh win in eight games to start the season. Juancho Hernangomez came off the bench to score 23 points and lead six players in double figures.

Oklahoma City 111 – CHARLOTTE 107… The Thunder came from 19 points down in the third quarter to get past the Hornets. Russell Westbrook scored 29 points and dished off 10 assists. Alex Abrines added 25 points and Dennis Schroder tossed in 21.

PHILADELPHIA 122 – L.A. Clippers 113… Joel Embiid poured in 41 points and brought down 13 rebounds to lead the 76ers past the Clippers. Ben Simmons had 14 points and 11 assists.

Sacramento 146 – ATLANTA 115… The Kings outscored the Hawks 46-23 in the third quarter to break open a close game. De’Aaron Fox racked up 31 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in first career triple-double. Buddy Hield added 27 points.

BOSTON 117 – Milwaukee 113… The Celtics knocked down a franchise-record 24 3-pointers in handing the Bucks their first loss after seven wins to open the season. Kylie Irving scored 18 of his 28 points from beyond the arc. Five other players scored in double figures for Boston. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 33 points and 11 boards weren’t enough for Milwaukee.

PORTLAND 132 – New Orleans 119… The Trail Blazers came up big in the fourth quarter and put away the injury-plagued Pelicans. Damian Lillard scored 26 points to lead all scorers. Jusuf Nurkic added 20 points. Al-Farouq Aminu finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

TONIGHT’S NBA SCHEDULE
L.A. Clippers are at Orlando…
Brooklyn hosts Houston…
Oklahoma City is at Washington…
Chicago hosts Indiana…
New York is at Dallas…
Utah hosts Memphis…
Toronto is at Phoenix…
Golden State hosts Minnesota

NHL SCORES
Winnipeg 4 – FLORIDA 2… Native Finlander Patrik Laine scored to third-period goals to complete a hat trick and lead the Jets past the Panthers in a game planed in Helsinki, Finland. Dustin Byfuglien had three assists.

N.Y. ISLANDERS 3 – Pittsburgh 2 (SO)… Josh Bailey netted a shorthanded goal in the second period and added the lone goal in the shootout as the Islanders outlasted the Penguins. Goalie Thomas Greiss made 29 saves.

Dallas 2 – TORONTO 1… Devin Shore’s second-period goal proved to be the difference in the Stars’ win over the Maple Leafs. Backup goalie Anton Khudobin stopped 31 shots.

Nashville 4 – TAMPA BAY 1… Four different players found the net as the Predators skated past the Lightning. Ryan Johansen had two assists. Goalie Pekka Rinne returned after missing five games with an injury and stopped 42 shots.

DETROIT 4 – New Jersey 3… Justin Abdelkader and Trevor Daley scored short-handed goals in the third period to carry the Red Wings past the Devils. Dylan Larkin assisted on two goals.

MONTREAL 5 – Washington 4… Max Domi scored a tie-breaking goal with 21 seconds remaining and Joel Armia added an empty-netter 2 seconds later as the Canadiens put away the Capitals. Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored his first two NHL goals. Brendan Gallagher also scored twice.

OTTAWA 4 – Buffalo 2… Goalie Craig Anderson made 21 of his 46 saves in the third period and the Senators held off the Sabres. Dylan DeMelo had a goal and an assist. Thomas Chabot and Mark Stone both had two assists.

ST. LOUIS 5 – Vegas 3… Oskar Sundqvist scored his first two goals of the season to lead the Blues past the Golden Knights. Tyler Bozak had a goal and an assist. Jake Allen made 31 saves at goal.

EDMONTON 4 – Chicago 0… Mikko Koskinen stopped 40 shots in his first career shutout as the Oilers cruised past the Blackhawks. Drake Caggiula scored two goals. Tobias Rieder had two assists.

CALGARY 6 – Colorado 5… The Flames scored five third-period goals to erase a 4-1 deficit and hung on to edge the Avalanche. Mark Giordano scored a goal and had two assists. Matthew Tkachuk had three assists. Mikael Backlund and Sean Monahan each had a goal and an assist.

N.Y. Rangers 3 – ANAHEIM 2 (SO)… Mats Zuccarello and Mika Zibanejad scored in the tie-breaker to send the Rangers past the Ducks. Brett Howden had a goal and an assist.

Columbus 4 – SAN JOSE 1… Anthony Duclair had a goal and an assist and the Blue Jackets cruised past the Sharks.

Philadelphia 5 – LOS ANGELES 2… Oskar Lindblom had a goal and an assist and Nolan Patrick assisted on two goals as the Flyers pulled away from the Kings. Brian Elliott made 25 saves at goal.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
Florida is at Winnipeg…
Arizona hosts Carolina…
Colorado is at Vancouver

NFL SCORE
SAN FRANCISCO 34 – Oakland 3… Nick Mullens got the start at quarterback and completed 16 of 22 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns as the 49ers (2-7) crushed the Raiders (1-7). George Kittle had four receptions for 108 yards and a score.

SUNDAY’S NFL SCHEDULE
Pittsburgh (4-2-1) is at Baltimore (4-4)…
Washington (5-2) hosts Atlanta (3-4)…
the N.Y. Jets (3-5) are at Miami (4-4)…
Minnesota (4-3-1) hosts Detroit (3-4)…
Kansas City (7-1) is at Cleveland (2-5-1)…
Buffalo (2-6) hosts Chicago (4-3)…
Tampa Bay (3-4) is at Carolina (5-2)…
Seattle (4-3) hosts the L.A. Chargers (5-2)…
Houston (5-3) is at Denver (3-5)…
New Orleans (6-1) hosts the L.A. Rams (8-0)…
Green Bay (3-3-1) is at New England (6-2)

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Tennessee (3-4) is at Dallas (3-4)

TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCORE
#12 CENTRAL FLORIDA 52, Temple 40

TONIGHT’S TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
#25 Virginia hosts Pittsburgh

SATURDAY’S TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
#1 Alabama is at #3 LSU…
#2 Clemson hosts Louisville
#4 Note Dame is at Northwestern…
#5 Michigan hosts #14 Penn State…
#6 Georgia is at #9 Kentucky…
#7 Oklahoma is at Texas Tech…
#8 Washington State hosts California…
#10 Ohio State hosts Nebraska…
#11 Florida hosts Missouri…
#13 West Virginia is at #17 Texas…
#15 Utah is at Arizona State…
#16 Iowa is at Purdue…
#18 Mississippi State hosts Louisiana Tech…
#19 Syracuse is at Wake Forest…
#20 Texas A&M is at Auburn…
#21 North Carolina State hosts Florida…
#22 Boston College is at Virginia Tech…
#23 Fresno State is at UNLV…
#24 Iowa State is at Kansas

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