The Rundown for Nov. 12, 2018

AMERICA REMEMBERS VETERANS… Major events in New York City and Philadelphia led nationwide efforts to remember America’s veterans yesterday. Roughly 25,000 veterans, active-duty military personnel and members of law enforcement marched in New York City’s annual Veterans Day Parade. In Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center awarded the annual Liberty Medal to President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush for their commitment to veterans. Former Vice President Joe Biden, chairman of the National Constitution Center’s Board of Trustees, presented the awards at the 30th Annual Liberty Medal Ceremony.

LAWSUIT IN GEORGIA GOVERNOR RACE… The Georgia Democratic Party and gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’ campaign filed a lawsuit in federal court yesterday asking for rejected absentee ballots and provisional ballots to be counted in the Georgia governor’s race. The lawsuit challenges the rejection of more than 1,000 absentee ballots for missing information or mismatching information. Additionally, the lawsuit seeks relief for voters whose provisional ballots were rejected in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties, which are in the Atlanta metro area, because they are registered in a different county. Republican candidate Brian Kemp currently leads Abrams by about 59,000 votes with 50.3 percent of the vote but the race automatically goes into a run-off on December 4 if Kemp’s vote drops dips below 50 percent.

MACHINE RECOUNT IN FLORIDA… Florida has ordered a machine recount of votes for state governor and senator. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner said that a recount was required by law since unofficial results in both races fell within a margin of 0.5 percent. Recounts are expected to take several days, but analysts say possible legal challenges mean it could take weeks for the winners to be confirmed.

SINEMA’S LEAD GROWS IN ARIZONA SENATE RACE… Democrat Kyrsten Sinema’s lead over Republican Martha McSally in Arizona’s Senate race continues to grow. Sinema led by 30,310 votes as of yesterday afternoon, according to the Arizona secretary of state’s office. Arizona is slower than most states in counting votes because about 75 percent of the state’s electorate votes by mail.

31 DEAD IN CALIFORNIA FIRES… The discovery of six more bodies yesterday raised the death toll from California wildfires to 31. More than 200 people remain unaccounted for, authorities say. 29 of the deaths occurred in northern California’s Camp Fire. The Woolsey fire burning near Malibu in Southern California is blamed for at least two deaths.

ENTERTAINMENT
ANDREA BOCELLI TOPS ALBUM CHART… Andrea Bocelli’s “Si” sold 126,000 units to top the Billboard 200 album chart. The “A Star Is Born” soundtrack by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper remained in second place. Joji’s “Ballads 1,” Tory Lanez’s “LoVE me Now?” and Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V” were also in the top five.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE… “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” took in $66 million to debut atop the weekend box office. Last week’s champ, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” slipped to a distant second place with $30.8 million. “Overlord” finished third with $10.1 million. “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” took in $9.5 million to finish fourth. “The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story” came in fifth with $8 million.

SPORTS
NFL SCORES
CHICAGO 34 – Detroit 22… Mitchell Trubisky passed for 355 yards and three touchdowns as the NFC North-leading Bears (6-3) downed the Lions (3-6). Allen Robinson had six catches for 133 yards and two scores.

New Orleans 51 – CINCINNATI 14… Drew Brees threw three first-half touchdown passes and the Saints (8-1) rolled past the Bengals (5-4). Brees moved past Brett Favre into second place on the all-time touchdown passes list. Michael Thomas had two TD catches.

CLEVELAND 28 – Atlanta 16… Baker Mayfield tossed three touchdown passes as the Browns (3-6-1) handled the Falcons (4-5). Nick Chubb ran 92 yards for a score.

TENNESSEE 34 – New England 10… Marcus Mariota threw two touchdown passes and Derrick Henry ran for a pair of scores as the Titans (5-4) dominated the Patriots (7-3). Corey Davis had seven catches for 125 yards and a score.

INDIANAPOLIS 29 – Jacksonville 26… Andrew Luck threw three scoring strikes in the first half and the Colts (4-5) held off the Jaguars (3-6-1). Eric Ebron had a touchdown reception and ran for a TD.

KANSAS CITY 26 – Arizona 14… Patrick Mahomes found Tyreek Hill with 37- and 14-yard touchdown passes in the first and second quarter and the Chiefs (9-1) got past the Cardinals (2-7). Hill had seven receptions for 117 yards.

Buffalo 41 – N.Y. JETS 10… Matt Barkley threw a pair of touchdown passes and led the Bills (3-7) past the Jets (3-7). LeSean McCoy rushed for 113 yards and two scores.

Washington 16 – TAMPA BAY 3… The Redskins (6-3) took advantage of four turnovers in shutting down the Buccaneers (3-6). Alex Smith hit Josh Doctson from 6 yards out in the fourth quarter for the game’s only touchdown.

L.A. Chargers 20 – OAKLAND 6… Melvin Gordon rushed for 93 yards and a 66-yard scoring reception as the Chargers (7-2) fought their way past the Raiders (1-8). Philip Rivers also hit Keenan Allen with a TD pass.

GREEN BAY 31 – Miami 12… Aaron Jones ran for 145 rays and two touchdowns as the Packers (4-4-1) ripped the Dolphins (5-5). Aaron Rodgers connected with Davante Adams on two TD passes.

L.A. RAMS 36 – Seattle 31… The Rams (9-1) mounted a late defensive stand to hold off the Seahawks (4-5). Brandin Cooks scored on a decisive 9-yard touchdown run with 5:49 remaining. Cooks also had 10 receptions for 100 yards. Todd Gurly rushed for 120 yards and a TD on 16 carries.

Dallas 27 – PHILADELPHIA 20… Ezekiel Elliott scored on a go-ahead 1-yard touchdown plunge in the fourth quarter and the Cowboys (4-5) held on to defeat the Eagles (4-5). Elliott rushed for 151 yards on the night.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
the N.Y. Giants (1-7) are at San Francisco (2-7)

NBA SCORES
Charlotte 113 – DETROIT 103… Tony Parker and Kemba Walker scored 24 points apiece in leading the Hornets past the Pistons. The victory was Charlotte’s third in four games.

HOUSTON 115 – Indiana 103… The Rockets bombed the Pacers 44-23 in the second quarter and coasted to the win. James Harden poured in 40 points. Chris Paul tossed in 26 points.

Orlando 115 – NEW YORK 89… The Magic jumped out to a 30-10 lead after the first quarter and never looked back in routing the Knicks. Terrence Ross scored 22 points. Nikola Vucevic had 21 points and 14 rebounds.

Milwaukee 121 – DENVER 114… Brook Lopez made eight 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 28 points and the Bucks topped the Nuggets. Giannis Antetokounmpo added 22 points. Milwaukee also got 21 points from Kris Middleton and 20 from Malcolm Brogdon.

PORTLAND 100 – Boston 94… The Trail Blazers held off the Celtics to win their fourth in a row. Damian Lillard scored 19 points to lead a balanced scoring attack. Jusuf Nurkic finished with 18 points and 17 boards.

L.A. LAKERS 107 – Atlanta 106… LeBron James threw down a game-winning dunk in the final seconds and finished with 26 points in the Lakers’ win over the Hawks. L.A. has won five of six.

TONIGHT’S NBA SCHEDULE
Orlando is at Washington…
Toronto hosts New Orleans…
Philadelphia is at Miami…
Minnesota hosts Brooklyn…
Dallas is at Chicago…
Memphis hosts Utah…
Phoenix is at Oklahoma City…
Sacramento hosts San Antonio…
Golden State is at the L.A. Clippers

NHL SCORES
Minnesota 3 – ST. LOUIS 2… Mikael Granlund netted his 10th goal of the season in the third period to break a tie and lead the Wild past the Blues. Goalie Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves.

Arizona 4 – WASHINGTON 1… Richard Panik and Alex Galchenyuk each had a goal and an assist as the Coyotes cruised past the Capitals. Darcy Keumper stopped 38 shots at goal.

FLORIDA 5 – Ottawa 1… The Panthers scored all five goals in the second period and coasted past the Senators. Aleksander Barkov found the net twice. Mike Hoffman had two assists.

BOSTON 4 – Vegas 1… The Bruins got goals from four different players in downing the Golden Knights. Goalie Jaroslav Halak stopped 37 shots.

WINNIPEG 5 – New Jersey 2… Mark Scheifele scored a pair of goals and had an assist in leading the Jets past the Devils. Nikolaj Ehlers added a goal and an assist.

SAN JOSE 3 – Calgary 1… Joe Pavelski scored a goal and assisted on two others to lead the Sharks past the Flames. Evander Kane had a goal and an assist. Goalie Martin Jones made 29 saves.

Colorado 4 – EDMONTON 1… The Avalanche skated past the Oilers to snap their five-game losing streak. Mikko Rantanen, Carl Soderberg and Tyson Barrie each had a goal and an assist.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
Vancouver is at the N.Y. Rangers…
Chicago is at Carolina…
Dallas hosts Columbus…
Anaheim hosts Nashville

AP TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS… The top seven spots in this week’s AP Top 25 college football poll remain unchanged. Top-ranked Alabama collected all 61 first-place votes with its win over #25 Mississippi State. #21 Utah, #23 Boise State and #24 Northwestern enter this week’s poll. Fresno State, North Carolina State and Michigan State dropped out.

#1 Alabama…
#2 Clemson…
#3 Notre Dame…
#4 Michigan…
#5 Georgia…
#6 Oklahoma…
#7 West Virginia…
#8 Washington State
#9 Ohio State…
#10 LSU…
#11 Central Florida…
#12 Syracuse…
#13 Texas…
#14 Utah State…
#15 Florida…
#16 Penn State…
#17 Washington
#18 Iowa State…
#19 Cincinnati…
#20 Kentucky…
#21 Utah…
#22 Boston College…
#23 Boise State…
#24 Northwestern…
#25 Mississippi State

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