The Rundown for Feb. 13, 2019

TRUMP NOT HAPPY WITH FUNDING BILL… President Trump said yesterday that he isn’t happy with the tentative deal to avert another government shutdown but vowed to improve upon it and build a wall along the southern border with Mexico. Trump has demanded $5.7 billion in funding for the wall, but the deal tentatively reached by congressional negotiators allocates only $1.375 billion to build 55 miles of new border barriers. In return, Democrats have dropped their demand for a limit on the number of immigrant detentions in the U.S. The deal has a deadline of midnight on Friday to be passed in both chambers of Congress and gain Trump’s approval. Trump also acknowledged yesterday that he is responsible for the last government shutdown but said Democrats would be responsible for the next one.

EL CHAPO’ FOUND GUILTY… Accused Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was found guilty in federal court yesterday on all 10 of the charges he was facing. The jury’s decision came after six days of deliberation and ended the months-long trial. Charges against Guzman included conspiracy to commit murder, manufacturing and distributing cocaine and heroin, and engaging in a criminal enterprise. Prosecutors are recommending a life sentence.

CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR SQUASHES HIGH-SPEED TRAIN PLAN… California Governor Gavin Newsom announced yesterday that he’s abandoning the plan to build a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco. During his State of the State address, Newsom called the $77 billion cost too expensive and lacking in oversight. The governor did say he wants to finish the segment of the line that connects Bakersfield with Merced in California’s Central Valley.

MARK KELLY TO RUN FOR ARIZONA SENATE SEAT… Retired astronaut Mark Kelly announced yesterday that he will seek the Democratic nomination to take on Republican Martha McSally in the race to complete the term of the late Arizona Senator John McCain. Kelly, who is married to former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, became a prominent gun-control advocate following the shooting of his wife in a failed assassination attempt. In revealing his candidacy, Kelly promised to take a scientist’s data-driven approach to solving problems such as climate change, wage stagnation and health care affordability.

NEW DRONE RULE TO TAKE EFFECT… The Federal Aviation Administration will soon require small drones to display registration numbers on the exterior in response to security concerns. The FAA said yesterday that the move comes at the request of law enforcement and the FAA’s interagency security partners. Since 2015, the agency has required all drones to register prior to operation and make a government registration number accessible in a battery compartment or other similar location. The new rule, which takes effect on February 23, requires the “registration number to be marked on the exterior of the aircraft.”

ENTERTAINMENT
21 SAVAGE RELEASED ON BOND… Rapper 21 Savage was released on bond and granted an “expedited hearing” yesterday, his lawyers announced. The rapper, whose real name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was detained last week by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who accused him of overstaying his visa from the U.K. The rapper claims he never concealed his immigration status and had a visa application pending approval.

THE CHAINSMOKERS ANNOUNCE TOUR… The Chainsmokers are planning to tour North American next fall with 5 Seconds of Summer and Lennon Stella as special guests. The 41-city “World War Joy” tour kicks off September 25 in Cincinnati before wrapping up December 6 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The tour follows the electronic pop duo’s recent release of the single “Who Do You Love.”

SPORTS
NBA SCORES…
ATLANTA 117 – L.A. Lakers 113… Trae Young and John Collins scored 22 points to lead a balanced scoring attack that carried the Hawks past the Lakers. Young also dished off 14 assists.

Boston 112 – PHILADELPHIA 109… The Celtics held off the 76ers down the stretch to escape with the victory. Gordon Haywood came off the bench to score a game-high 26 points. Al Horford added 23 points. Jayson Tatum had 20 points and 10 rebounds.

San Antonio 108 – MEMPHIS 107… LaMarcus Aldridge scored the Spurs’ final seven points in their hard-fought win over the Grizzlies. Aldridge finished with 22 points and 11 boards. Patty Mills added 22 points off the bench.

Orlando 118 – NEW ORLEANS 88… The Magic jumped out to a 39-17 lead after the first quarter and never looked back in their throttling of the Pelicans. Nikola Vucevic had 25 points and 17 rebounds while holding Anthony Davis to just three points. Evan Fournier tossed in 22 points. Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac added 20 points apiece.

GOLDEN STATE 115 – Utah 108… The Warriors pulled away late in the fourth quarter to beat the Jazz after letting an early double-digit deficit slip away. Kevin Durant pumped in 27 points to lead all scorers. Stephen Curry added 24 points and Klay Thompson tossed in 22. DeMarcus Cousins had 12 points and 10 boards.

TONIGHT’S NBA SCHEDULE
Brooklyn is at Cleveland…
Indiana hosts Milwaukee…
Washington is at Toronto…
Boston hosts Detroit…
Philadelphia is at New York…
Minnesota hosts Houston…
Memphis is at Chicago…
Dallas hosts Miami…
Sacramento is at Denver…
the L.A. Clippers host Phoenix…
Golden State is at Portland

NHL SCORES
BUFFALO 3 – N.Y. Islanders 1… Jason Pominville scored a tie-breaking goal early in the second period off Jack Eichel’s assist and Johan Larsson added a late goal in the Sabres’ win over the Islanders.

BOSTON 6 – Chicago 3… The Bruins doubled up on the Blackhawks in ending their seven-game winning streak. David Krejci scored a pair of goals and assisted on another. Brad Marchand added a goal and three assists. Jake DeBrusk and Danton Heinen each had a goal and two assists.

COLUMBUS 3 – Washington 0… Sergei Bobrovsky made 13 of his 20 saves in the third period to preserve the Blue Jackets’ shutout of the Capitals. Anthony Duclair scored the only goal Columbus needed in the second period.

Dallas 3 – FLORIDA 0… Anton Khudobin stopped all 30 shots to record his second shutout of the season in the Stars’ win over the Panthers. Tyler Seguin found the net twice and had an assist.

TAMPA BAY 6 – Calgary 3… Nikita Kucherov continued his points binge with a goal and three assists in leading the Lightning past the Panthers. Brayden Point added a goal and two assists.

Carolina 4 – OTTAWA 1… The Hurricanes scored four unanswered goals in the third period to blow away the Senators. Teuvo Teravainen lit the lamp twice. Michael Ferland had a goal and two assists. Goalie Curtis McElhinney made 26 saves.

ST. LOUIS 8 – New Jersey 3… The Blues romped over the Devils and extended their winning streak to seven games. Alex Pietrangelo and Ivan Barbashev scored two goals apiece.

Detroit 3 – NASHVILLE 2… The Red Wings edged the Predators to snap their three-game skid. Andreas Athanasiou scored the decisive goal at 4:08 of the third period. Luke Glendening had a goal and an assist. Nick Jensen set up two assists. Jimmy Howard stopped 32 shots at goal.

Philadelphia 5 – MINNESOTA 4… James van Riemsdyk’s second goal of the game came off a power play with 4:29 remaining and lifted the Flyers over the Wild. Claude Giroux scored the tying goal earlier in the period and had an assist.

WINNIPEG 4 – N.Y. Rangers 3… Joe Morrow and Andrew Copp scored less than two minutes apart in the third period to give the Jets the lead for good in their defeat of the Rangers. Mark Scheifele staked Winnipeg to an early lead with two first-period goals and added an assist.

Toronto 5 – COLORADO 2… Nazem Kadri and Kasperi Kapanen netted power-play goals 22 seconds apart in the second period and finished with two goals apiece as the Maple Leafs skated past the Avalanche. Auston Matthews had a goal and an assist.

Arizona 5 –  VEGAS 2… Nick Cousins’ goal with 9:21 remaining lifted the Coyotes over the Golden Knights. Cousins also assisted on Alex Galchenyuk’s first-period goal. Josh Archibald and Richard Panik added late goals to put the game away.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
Edmonton is at Pittsburgh…
Anaheim hosts Vancouver

TOP 25 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES
#2 Duke 71, #16 LOUISVILLE 69…
#19 LSU 73, #5 KENTUCKY 71…
PENN STATE 75, #6 Michigan 69…
#10 Marquette 92, DePAUL 73…
#11 Michigan State 67, WISCONSIN 59…
#24 MARYLAND 70, #12 Purdue 56…
#18 Kansas State 71, TEXAS 64…
#25 Buffalo 76, AKRON 70

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