The Rundown for Nov. 26, 2018

U.S. AGENTS FIRE TEAR GAS AT MIGRANTS AT BORDER… U.S. border patrol officials reopened the border between Tijuana and San Diego last night after firing tear gas on migrants who were trying to push their way through the border. U.S. authorities say hundreds of migrants rushed the San Ysidro Port of Entry to protest a backlog of asylum claims. The crossing was closed for nearly seven hours.

TRUMP SAUDI ASSESSMENT DRAWS REPUBLICAN RESISTANCE… Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah said during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” yesterday that President Trump’s assessment of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is “inconsistent with the intelligence I’ve seen.” Lee was responding to Trump’s apparent efforts last week to absolve Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of the murder despite a CIA claim that the crown prince ordered the murder. Other Republicans who’ve criticized Trump’s assessment include senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and Bob Corker of Tennessee.

FALLEN SOLDIER IDENTIFIED… A 25-year-old U.S. Army Ranger killed Saturday in Afghanistan has been identified as Sergeant Leandro Jasso from Washington state. Jasso, a member of the elite 75th Ranger Regiment, was killed by gunfire in southwest Afghanistan, according to the military. He joined the Army in 2012.

FORMER TRUMP AIDE BEGINS PRISON TERM TODAY… A federal judge yesterday rejected last-ditch efforts by former Donald Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to avoid his looming prison term. Papadopoulos is scheduled to surrender today to a federal penitentiary in Wisconsin and begin serving a two-week sentence. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI last year about his contacts with Russians and at the time agreed to cooperate with the Mueller investigation.

WINTER STORMS POUNDS MIDDLE AMERICA… A winter storm blanketed much of the central Midwest with snow yesterday and left much of the central Plains and Great Lakes region under blizzard or winter storm warnings. Conditions prompted the grounding of more than 1,200 flights and the closure of major highways on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer issued a state of emergency declaration in response to a lengthy closure along Interstate 70.

ENTERTAINMENT
MUMFORD & SONS TOP ALBUM CHART… Mumford & Sons’ new release, “Delta,” sold 230,000 units to top the Billboard 200 album chart. Michel Bublé’s “Love” debuted in second place with 111,000 units sold. “The Greatest Showman: Reimagined” compilation opened in third place after selling 89,000 units. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” soundtrack finished fourth with 62,000 units sold. Mariah Carey’s “Caution” sold 51,000 units to cap the top five.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE… “Ralph Breaks the Internet” took in $55.6 million to debut atop the weekend box office. “Creed II” opened in second place with $35.2 million. “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)” slipped to third place with $30.2 million. Last week’s champ, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” dropped to fourth place with $29.6 million. “Bohemian Rhapsody” capped the top five with $13.8 million.

SPORTS
NFL SCORES
BUFFALO 24 – Jacksonville 21… Josh Allen’s 14-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference as the Bills (4-7) downed the Jaguars (3-8 ). Allen also threw a 75-yard scoring pass to Robert Foster in the first quarter. The game was marred by a fight that led to the ejections of Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette and Buffalo defensive end Shaq Lawson.

Cleveland 35 – CINCINNATI 20… Baker Mayfield passed for 258 yards and four touchdowns in leading the Browns (4-6-1) past the Bengals (5-6). Nick Chubb ran 1 yard for a score and had a 14-yard TD reception.

New England 27 – N.Y. JETS 13… The Patriots (8-3) pulled past the Jets (3-8) in the second half. Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes and became the career leader in total yards passing in regular-season and playoff games. Sony Michel rushed for 133 yards and a score.

PHILADELPHIA 25 – N.Y. Giants 22… Jake Elliott booted a 43-yard field goal with 22 seconds remaining to cap the Eagles’ (5-6) come-from-behind win over the Giants (3-8). Philadelphia trailed 19-3 late in the second quarter.

TAMPA BAY 27 – San Francisco 9… Jameis Winston passed for 312 yards and two touchdowns as the Buccaneers (4-7) ripped the 49ers (2-9) and snapped their four-game losing streak. Mike Evans had six catches for 116 yards.

Seattle 30 – CAROLINA 27… Sebastian Janikowski’s 31-yard field goal as time expired sent the Seahawks (6-5) past the Panthers (6-5). Russell Wilson threw for 339 yards and two touchdowns. Tyler Lockett had five receptions for 107 yards and a TD. David Moore had four catches for 103 yards and a score.

BALTIMORE 34 – Oakland 17… Lamar Jackson ran for a touchdown and threw for another as the Ravens (6-5) ran past the Raiders (2-9). Terrell Suggs returned a fumble 43 yards for a TD.

L.A. CHARGERS 45 – Arizona 10… The Chargers (8-3) bombed the Cardinals (2-9) on a historic day for quarterback Philip Rivers. Rivers tied the NFL mark for consecutive completions and broke records for the most to start a game and the highest completion percentage in a game. Rivers completed his first 25 passes and finished 28 of 29 for 259 yards and three touchdowns in three quarters. It was also his 11th straight game with multiple TD passes.

DENVER 24 – Pittsburgh 17… Nose tackle Shelby Harris’ interception of a Ben Roethlisberger pass in the end zone with 1:03 remaining clinched the Broncos’ (5-6) defeat of the Steelers (7-3-1). The loss was Pittsburgh first in seven games. Case Keenam threw a pair of touchdown passes for Denver. Phillip Lindsay rushed for 110 yards and a score.

INDIANAPOLIS 27 – Miami 24… The Colts (6-5) came from 10 points down in the final 8-1/2 minutes to down the Dolphins (5-6). Adam Vinatieri kicked a 32-yard field goal on the last play of the game. Andrew Luck passed for 343 yards and three touchdowns.

MINNESOTA 24 – Green Bay 17… Kirk Cousins threw for 342 yards and three scores as the Vikings (6-4-1) fought off the Packers (4-6-1). Adam Thielen had eight receptions for 125 yards and a score.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Tennessee (5-5) is at Houston (7-3)

NBA SCORES
Utah 133 – SACRAMENTO 112… Ricky Rubio scored 27 points to lead six players in double figures and the Jazz rolled past the Kings. Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 15 rebounds.

L.A. Clippers 104 – PORTLAND 100… Tobias Harris scored a game-high 34 points and grabbed 11 boards as the Clippers held off the Trail Blazers. Montrezl Harrell delivered 14 points and 10 rebounds of the bench.

Orlando 108 – L.A. LAKERS 104… The Magic came on strong down the stretch to get past the Lakers. Terrence Ross laid in the go-ahead basket with 34 seconds left. Nikola Vucevic had game-highs with 31 points and 15 boards.

DETROIT 118 – Phoenix 107… The Pistons used a big fourth quarter to put away the Suns. Andre Drummond powered his way to 19 points and 16 rebounds. Blake Griffin had 16 points and 11 assists.

New York 103 – MEMPHIS 98… The Knicks outscored the Grizzlies 35-19 in the third quarter and held on for the win. Tim Hardaway led a balanced scoring attack with 22 points. Enes Kanter had 21 points and 26 boards.

Philadelphia 127 – BROOKLYN 125… Jimmy Butler’s 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds remaining lifted the 76ers over the Nets. Butler had 34 points and 12 rebounds on the night. Joel Embiid added 32 points and 12 boards.

ATLANTA 124 – Charlotte 123… John Collins not only scored 23 points and brought down11 rebounds, but came up with a key block in the final seconds to preserve the Hawks’ win over the Hornets. Kent Blazemore tossed in 20 points off the bench.

TORONTO 125 – Miami 115… The Raptors cruised past the Heat to win their fifth in a row. Kawhi Leonard led the way with 29 points and 10 boards. Pascal Siakam added 21 points. Jonas Valanciunas finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

TONIGHT’S NBA SCHEDULE
Minnesota is at Cleveland…
Charlotte hosts Milwaukee…
Houston is at Washington…
New Orleans hosts Boston…
San Antonio is at Chicago…
Utah hosts Indiana…
Orlando is at Golden State

NHL SCORES
NASHVILLE 5 – Anaheim 2… Austin Watson scored three goals in his first NHL hat trick and the Predators topped the Ducks. Nick Bonino had a goal and an assist. Colton Sissons had two assists.

Calgary 6 – ARIZONA 1… Noah Hanifin and Mark Jankowski scored two goals apiece as the Flames skated past the Coyotes. Goalie Mike Smith made 28 saves.

TAMPA BAY 5 – New Jersey 2… Braydon Point netted a pair of goals and had an assist in leading the Lightning past the Devils. Nikita Kucherov assisted on two goals.

LOS ANGELES 5 – Edmonton 2… The Kings scored three unanswered goals in the third period to put away the Oilers. Anze Kopitar scored a tie-breaking goal and L.A. got empty-netters from Dustin Brown and Matt Luff. Brown’s goal completed a hat trick.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
Boston is at Toronto…
the N.Y. Rangers host Ottawa…
Washington is at the N.Y. Islanders…
Florida hosts New Jersey…
Columbus is at Detroit

TOP 25 MEN’S BASKETBALL SCORES
Villanova 66, #14 FLORIDA STATE 60…
Oklahoma State 90, #19 LSU 77

AP TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS… The top three spots remain unchanged in this week’s AP Top 25 college football poll, but Georgia has replaced Michigan at No. 4. Top-ranked Alabama collected all 61 first-place votes. #22 Texas A&M and #25 Fresno State enter this week’s poll. Utah State and Pittsburgh dropped out.

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

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