STEPHEN MILLER VOWS TRUMP WILL BUILD WALL… White House senior adviser Stephen Miller vowed yesterday that the Trump administration is prepared to shut down the government before Christmas and would do “whatever is necessary” to get the border wall built. During an appearance on “Face the Nation,” Miller said the “ongoing crisis of illegal immigration” was spreading “misery on both sides of the border” and killing “300 Americans a week” through the smuggling of heroin. President Trump is seeking $5 billion in government funding for the border wall, but appears to lack the votes in the House to approve such funding.

GIULIANI SAYS TRUMP WON’T BE INTERVIEWED… President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani yesterday dismissed the possibility Trump would for an interview with the Special Counsel’s Office. As a guest on“Fox News Sunday,” said an interview with Mueller’s team would happen “over my dead body.” Mueller reportedly remains interested in interviewing Trump as part of his inquiry into possible Russian collusion during the 2016 election.

SAUDI ARABIA DENOUNCES SENATE RESOLUTIONS… Saudi Arabia has denounced resolutions in the U.S. Senate to end U.S. military aid for the war in Yemen and hold the kingdom’s crown prince responsible for the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The Saudi foreign ministry described last Thursday’s passage of the resolutions as “interference” based on “untrue allegations.” The vote marked the first time any chamber of Congress had agreed to withdraw U.S. forces from a military conflict under the 1973 War Powers Act.

POLITICIANS TOUR TENT CITY… Beto O’Rourke and four other Democratic members of Congress are urging the nonprofit running a tent city in West Texas not to renew a federal contract that expires at the end of the month. O’Rourke, a Texas Congressman, was joined by fellow representative Judy Chu of California and senators Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Jeff Merkley of Oregon in touring the facility outside Tornillo on Saturday. They say the facility holds 2,700 immigrant teens at a cost of roughly $1 million per day. O’Rourke said his contingent wasn’t allowed to speak to the children in any meaningful way.

NORTH KOREA CONDEMNS LATEST SANCTIONS… North Korea yesterday condemned the Trump administration for stepping up sanctions and pressure on the communist country. Officials in Pyongyang warned that relations could return to “exchanges of fire” that block disarmament permanently. The warnings followed the U.S.’ sanctioning of three top North Korean officials for alleged human rights abuses.

ENTERTAINMENT
DISNEY FIRES ACTOR STONEY WESTMORELAND… Disney Channel announced yesterday that it has fired Stoney Westmoreland from his recurring role on the “Andi Mack” show following the actor’s arrest in Salt Lake City. Prosecutors accuse the 48-year-old Westmoreland of using a dating app to chat with someone he believed to be a 13-year-old boy. The actor reportedly used the app to send explicit pictures and to arrange a meeting for sex.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE…“Spider-Man: In the Spider-Verse” raked in $35.4 million to dominate the weekend box office. Another newcomer, “The Mule,” took in $17.2 million to open in second place. “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018) finished third with $11.5 million. “Ralph Breaks the Internet” slipped to fourth place with $9.5 million after three weeks at No. 1. “Mortal Engines” debuted in fifth place with $7.5 million.

SPORTS
NFL SCORES
CHICAGO 24 – Green Bay 17… The Bears (10-4) held off the Packers (5-8-1) to clinch the NFC North title. Mitchell Trubisky threw two touchdown passes. Jordan Howard ran 9 yards for a score.

Philadelphia 30 – L.A. RAMS 23… The Eagles (7-7) scored 17 unanswered points in the third quarter to take a 30-13 lead into the fourth and hung on to down the Rams (11-3). Wendell Smallwood rushed for a pair of touchdowns. Josh Adams had a 6-yard scoring run.

PITTSBURGH 17 – New England 10… The Steelers (8-5-1) ended their three-game skid by holding off the Patriots (9-5). Ben Roethlisberger threw first-half touchdown passes to Vance McDonald and Antonio Brown.

INDIANAPOLIS 23 – Dallas 0… The Colts (8-6) made it seven wins in eight games with the shutout of the Cowboys (8-6). Marlon Mack ran for a career-high 139 yards and two scores.

MINNESOTA 41 – Miami 17… Dalvin Cook led a strong ground game with 136 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries and the Vikings (7-6-1) pounded the Dolphins (7-7). Minnesota’s defense sacked Miami quarterback Ran Tannehill nine times.

ATLANTA 40 – Arizona 14… The Falcons (3-11) rolled past the Cardinals (5-9) to end their five-game losing streak. Defensively, they recorded seven sacks and forced three turnovers. Deion Jones returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown. Matt Ryan threw two scoring passes. Tevin Coleman rushed for 145 yards and a TD.

BUFFALO 14 – Detroit 13… Josh Allen’s 42-yard touchdown pass to Robert Foster early in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference as the Bills (5-9) edged the Lions (5-9). Allen ran 3 yards for Buffalo’s first score in the second quarter.

CINCINNATI 30 – Oakland 16… The Bengals (6-8) put away the Raiders (3-11) for their first win in six games. Joe Mixon rushed for 129 yards and two touchdowns.

Tennessee 17 – N.Y. GIANTS 0… The Titans (8-6) blanked the Giants (5-9) to record their first shutout in 18 years and win their third in a row. Derrick Henry carried 33 times for 170 yards and two touchdowns.

BALTIMORE 20 – Tampa Bay 12… Lamar Jackson passed for 131 yards and a score and added 95 yards rushing to lead the Ravens (8-6) past the Buccaneers (5-9). Gus Edwards rushed for 104 yards and broke off a 10-yard scoring run.

SAN FRANCISCO 26 – Seattle 23 (OT)… Robbie Gould’s four field goal of the game came from 36 yards out with 3:06 remaining in overtime and gave the 49ers (4-10) their first win over the Seahawks (8-6) in 11 tries. Richie James returned a kickoff 97 yards for a first-quarter touchdown and Nick Mullens hit Garret Celek with a 41-yard TD toss in the second quarter.

Washington 16 – JACKSONVILLE 13… Dustin Hopkins’ 36-yard field goal on the game’s final play lifted the Redskins (7-7) over the Jaguars (4-10) for their first win in five games. Josh Johnson found Jeremy Sprinkle with a game-tying 6-yard touchdown pass with 5:47 left.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
New Orleans (11-2) is at Carolina (6-7)

NBA SCORES
BROOKLYN 144 – Atlanta 127… The Nets outgunned the Hawks to win their fifth in a row. D’Angelo Russell scored a game-high 32 points. Seven other players scored in double figures for Brooklyn.

Philadelphia 128 – CLEVELAND 105… Joel Embiid scored 24 points to lead six players in double figures and the 76ers cruised past the Cavaliers. Ben Simmons had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists in his third triple-double of the season.

INDIANA 110 – New York 99… The Pacers ran their winning streak to seven games with the win over the Knicks. Victor Oladipo scored 26 points to lead all scorers. Myles Turner added 24 points.

WASHINGTON 128 – L.A. Lakers 110… John Wall poured in 40 points and dished off 14 assists as the Wizards breezed past the Lakers. Bradley Beal had 25 points and 12 boards. Jeff Green tossed in 20 points.

Miami 102 – NEW ORLEANS 96… The Heat withstood a fourth-quarter rally to top the Pelicans. Josh Richardson led the way with 22 points. Hassan Whiteside had 17 points and 12 rebounds.

Sacramento 120 – DALLAS 113… The Kings dealt the Mavericks their first home loss in 12 games. Buddy Hield and De’Aaron Fox scored 28 points apiece. Nemanja Bjelic had 15 points and 10 boards.

DENVER 95 – Toronto 86… The Nuggets held the Raptors to 14 fourth-quarter points in a come-from-behind win over the Raptors. Nikola Jokic pumped in 26 points.

TONIGHT’S NBA SCHEDULE
Milwaukee is at Detroit…
New York hosts Phoenix…
Chicago is at Oklahoma City…
Milwaukee hosts Sacramento…
New Orleans is at Houston…
San Antonio hosts Philadelphia…
Memphis is at Golden State…
the L.A. Clippers host Portland

NHL SCORES
Vegas 4 – N.Y. RANGERS 3 (OT)… Alex Tuch found the net 2:11 into overtime to send the Golden Knights past the Rangers. Paul Stastny, Reilly Smith and William Carrier also scored for Vegas.

CAROLINA 3 – Arizona 0… Goalie Petr Mrazek made 23 saves in his first shutout of the season as the Hurricanes blanked the Coyotes. Calvin de Haan assisted on two goals.

CALGARY 7 – St. Louis 2… Johnny Gaudreau and Alan Quine scored two goals apiece as the Flames skated past the Blues. Matthew Tkachuk and Mark Giordano each had a goal and an assist.

Buffalo 4 – BOSTON 2… The Sabres got two goals apiece from Jack Eichel and Jeff Skinner in doubling up on the Bruins. Eichel also had two assists. Linus Ullmark made 35 saves at goal.

San Jose 7 – CHICAGO 3… The Sharks rolled past the Blackhawks after spotting them an early two-goal lead. Melker Karlsson, Evander Kane, Kevin Labanc, Tomas Hertl and Logan Couture each had a goal and an assist.

WINNIPEG 5 – Tampa Bay 4 (OT)… Mark Scheifele’s goal at 4:18 of overtime lifted the Jets over the Lightning for their fifth straight win. Scheifele had two assists in regulation. Nikolaj Ehlers scored two goals and assisted on another.

VANCOUVER 4 – Edmonton 2… The Canucks scored three straight power-play goals spanning the second and third periods on their way past the Oilers. Brock Boeser had a goal and two assists. Alexander Edler and Bo Horvat each added a goal and an assist.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
Anaheim is at Pittsburgh…
Columbus hosts Vegas…
Boston is at Montreal…
Ottawa hosts Nashville…
the N.Y. Islanders are at Colorado

TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES
#9 MICHIGAN STATE 104, Green Bay 83…
#24 HOUSTON 68, Saint Louis 64

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