The Rundown for Dec. 19, 2018

FLYNN’S SENTENCING DELAYED… A federal judge yesterday delayed the sentencing of former national security adviser Michael Flynn after accusing him of betraying his country and threatening a prison sentence. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan granted the delay request by Flynn’s attorneys and gave Flynn 90 days to finish fully cooperating with federal prosecutors. The judge did order Flynn to turn over his passport and banned him from traveling more than 50 miles from D.C. until sentencing. Flynn pleaded guilty last December to one count of making a false statement to the FBI for lying about his interactions with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

ROGER STONE ADMITS SPREADING LIES IN SETTLING SUIT… Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone has settled a $100 million lawsuit accusing him of spreading lies on the InfoWars website. Stone was sued by Chinese businessman Guo Wengui, whom Stone claimed had been “convicted of financial crimes in the United States” and “violated U.S. election law.” Stone has acknowledged that the statements are not true and agreed to publish national newspaper ads apologizing for the statements.

TRUMP FOUNDATION TO DISSOLVE AS PART OF AGREEMENT… President Trump’s family charity, the Trump Foundation, has agreed to dissolve under court supervision and disperse its assets over in the face of a lawsuit over its finances. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood accused Trump and his family of illegally operating the foundation as an extension of his businesses and his presidential campaign in the suit filed last spring. The suit seeks $2.8 million in restitution and a 10-year ban on Trump and his three eldest children — Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka — from running any charities in New York.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BANS BUMP STOCKS… The Trump administration has finalized its long-promised ban on the use of bump stocks. The devices enable users to fire rifles in fully-automatic mode and owners have until March 21 to destroy or turn them in. The effort to ban bump stocks followed the deadly mass shootings in Las Vegas and Parkland, Florida. Pro-gun advocates have said they are prepared to fight the ban in court.

TORNADO TOUCHES DOWN IN SEATTLE ‘BURB… An apparently lost tornado damaged several homes and toppled trees when it touched down in the Seattle suburb of Port Orchard yesterday afternoon. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Multiple agencies joined to assess the extent of the damage.

PENNY MARSHALL DIES… Actress and filmmaker Penny Marshall died at her Los Angeles home yesterday from complications from diabetes. She was 75. Marshall rose to fame playing Laverne DeFazio on the TV sitcom “Laverne & Shirley”, a “Happy Days” spinoff created by her brother Garry., which aired for eight seasons starting in 1976. Marshall’s directing credits include the films “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (1986), “Big” (1988) and “A League of Their Own” (1992).

TUCKER CARLSON LOSING ADVERTISERS… More than a dozen companies have pulled or suspended their advertising on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” over comments the Fox News show’s host made about immigrants last week. Carlson said on his show that mass-immigration “makes our country poorer, and dirtier, and more divided.” Land Rover, IHOP,, Just For Men, Minted, Smile Direct, Pacific Life, ScotteVest, Nerd Wallet, TD Ameritrade, Bowflex, CareerBuilder, Zenni and the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card are companies that have pulled out.

Cleveland 92 – INDIANA 91… Larry Nance Jr.’s tip-in of a Rodney Hood miss at the buzzer lifted the Cavaliers over the Pacers. Nance finished with 15 points and 16 rebounds. Hood’s 17 points led a balanced scoring attack.

ATLANTA 118 – Washington 110… Jeremy Lin scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter as the Hawks fought off the Wizards. John Collins led Atlanta with 20 points and 13 boards.

BROOKLYN 115 – L.A. Lakers 110… The Nets held off the Lakers to win their sixth in a row. D’Angelo Russell scored 22 points and dished off 13 assists.

DENVER 126 – Dallas 118… Nikola Jokic powered his way to 32 points and 16 rebounds as the Nuggets handled the Mavericks. Jamal Murray added 22 points and 15 assists.

Cleveland is at Charlotte…
Orlando hosts San Antonio…
New York is at Philadelphia…
Boston hosts Phoenix…
Indiana is at Toronto…
Houston hosts Washington…
New Orleans is at Milwaukee…
Chicago hosts Brooklyn…
Detroit is at Minnesota…
Utah hosts Golden State…
Memphis is at Portland…
Sacramento hosts Oklahoma City

PHILADELPHIA 3 – Detroit 2… The Flyers held off the Red Wings to give Scott Gordon a win in his first game as interim coach. Shane Gostisbehere and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist. Radko Gudas also found the net for Philadelphia. 20-year-old rookie goalie Carter Hart made 20 stops in his NHL debut.

Toronto 7 – NEW JERSEY 2… Tyler Ennis found the net twice in leading the Maples Leafs in their rout of the Devils. Auston Matthews and John Tavares each had a goal and an assist. Connor Brown and Nazem Kadri had three assists apiece.

Florida 5 – BUFFALO 2… The Panthers scored four unanswered goals in the third period to upend the Sabres. Evgenii Dadonov scored two goals and assisted on another.

N.Y. RANGERS 3 – Anaheim 1… The Rangers scored three third-period goals to erase a 1-0 deficit on their way past the Ducks. Vladislav Namestnikov had a goal and two assists.

San Jose 4 – MINNESOTA 0… Goalie Martin Jones stopped all 26 shots in the Sharks’ shutout of the Wild. Logan Couture netted two goals. Tomas Hertl and Radim Simek each had two assists.

CHICAGO 2 – Nashville 1… Gustav Forsling and Erik Gustafsson scored less than two minutes apart in the third period and the Blackhawks hung on to edge the Predators. Gustafsson’s game-winner came off a power play.

DALLAS 2 – Calgary 0… The Stars got goals from Jamie Benn and Radek Faksa in their blanking of the Flames. Goalie Ben Bishop made 21 saves.

N.Y. Islanders 3 – ARIZONA 1… The Islanders cruised past the Coyotes after spotting them a first-period goal. Brock Nelson scored a tie-breaking goal midway through the second period. Robin Lehner made 36 saves at goal.

St. Louis 4 – EDMONTON 1… Pat Maroon scored the first of three straight third-period goals that carried the Blues past the Oilers. Brayden Schenn had three assists.

Tampa Bay 5 – VANCOUVER 2… Adam Erne, Nikita Kucherov and Cedric Paquette all had a goal and an assist as the Lightning skated past the Canucks. Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves.

LOS ANGELES 4 – Winnipeg 1… Austin Wagner scored a pair of goals as the Kings snapped their four-game losing streak and handed the Jets their first loss after five straight wins. Jonathan Quick stopped 27 shots at goal.

Pittsburgh is at Washington…
Colorado hosts Montreal

#1 KANSAS 89, South Dakota 53…
#2 DUKE 101, Princeton, 50…
#8 GONZAGA 89, Texas-Arlington 55…
#14 Buffalo 71, SYRACUSE 59…
#15 OHIO STATE 75, Youngstown State 56…
#20 MARQUETTE 92, North Dakota 66…
#23 IOWA 78, Western Carolina 60

Alabama-Birmingham 37, Northern Illinois 13 in the Boca Raton Bowl

San Diego State plays Ohio in the Frisco Bowl

NFL PRO BOWL SELECTIONS… The New England Patriots’ Tom Brady tied an NFL record yesterday when he was selected to the Pro Bowl for the 14th time. He joins Peyton Manning, Tony Gonzalez, Bruce Matthews and Merlin Olsen as the only players with as many Pro Bowl selections. First-time selections included Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley and Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay. The L.A. Chargers led all teams with seven selections. Pittsburgh was second with six.

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