The Rundown for March 8, 2019

MANAFORT GETS 47-MONTH SENTENCE… A federal judge in Virginia yesterday sentenced President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to 47 months in prison for his conviction on eight counts in a bank fraud trial. The 69-year-old Manafort told District Judge TS Ellis that he felt humiliated throughout the case but didn’t apologize for his crimes. Manafort faces up to another 10 years next week when he is sentenced in a separate federal case based out of Washington, D.C.

COHEN SUES TRUMP ORG… President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen is suing the Trump Organization over legal fees he claims he is owed. In a lawsuit filed yesterday, Cohen claims Trump stopped paying his fees last summer “without notice or justification.” According to the suit, the Trump Organization owes Cohen approximately $1.9 million as of January 25.

HOUSE APPROVES BIGOTRY RESOLUTION… The House voted overwhelmingly yesterday to approve a resolution that condemns anti-Semitism and bigotry. The vote was 407-23, with all “no” votes coming from Republicans. The resolution states that “whether from the political right, center, or left, bigotry, discrimination, oppression, racism, and imputations of dual loyalty threaten American democracy and have no place in American political discourse.”

ILLINOIS MAN ARRESTED IN KILLING OF SHERIFF… A man suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff’s deputy in Rockford, Illinois, was arrested yesterday after an hours-long standoff with police. Authorities say 39-year-old Floyd Brown fatally shot McHenry County sheriff’s deputy Jacob Keltner, who was assisting the U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force in serving an arrest warrant at a hotel. An acquaintance of Brown’s was wounded during the confrontation at the hotel but has been released from a Rockford hospital.

LABOR DEPT. OVERTIME PAY PROPOSAL… The Labor Department yesterday proposed extending mandatory overtime pay to a million more workers. The proposal would make workers earning as much as $35,308 eligible for overtime pay. The current threshold of $23,660 a year was set in 2004.

TAYLOR SWIFT STALKER ARRESTED AGAIN… A man with a history of breaking into singer Taylor Swift’s New York City townhouse was arrested there again yesterday on stalking and burglary charges. Police say 23-year-old Roger Alvarado broke a glass door to enter Swift’s home when nobody else was there. Alvarado was released from jail on February 5 after being convicted in a previous burglary at the singer’s residence.

IN THEATERS… In “Captain Marvel,” Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson star in the PG-13 film. “Gloria Bell” tells the story about a free-spirited woman in her 50s who seeks out love at L.A. dance clubs. The R-rated drama stars Sean Astin and Julianne Moore.

MILWAUKEE 117 – Indiana 98… The Bucks got 29 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo and 27 from Khris Middleton in cruising past the Pacers. Antetokounmpo also brought down 12 rebounds.

Oklahoma City 129 – PORTLAND 121 (OT)... The Thunder scored eight straight points in overtime to take the lead for good in their win over the Trail Blazers. Russell Westbrook led the way with 37 points. Paul George had 32 points and 14 boards. Damian Lillard’s 51 points weren’t enough for Portland.

Washington is at Charlotte…
Orlando hosts Dallas…
Cleveland is at Miami…
Chicago hosts Detroit…
Philadelphia is at Houston…
Memphis hosts Utah…
Toronto is at New Orleans…
Golden State hosts Denver…
Oklahoma City is at the L.A. Clippers

BOSTON 4 – Florida 3… The Bruins scored twice in the final minute to stun the Panthers and run their points streak to 18 games. Patrice Bergeron scored a pair of goals in the third period, including the game-winner with 7.2 seconds remaining. Brad Marchand had three assists. Charlie McAvoy set up two goals.

PITTSBURGH 3 – Columbus 0… Goalie Matt Murray made 25 saves in his 10th career shutout to lead the Penguins past the Blue Jackets. Pittsburgh scored a goal in each period.

N.Y. Islanders 4 – OTTAWA 2… Valtteri Filppula found the net twice as the Islanders doubled up on the Senators. Goalie Thomas Greiss stopped 35 shots.

DETROIT 3 – N.Y. Rangers 2 (SO)… Andreas Athanasiou scored a third-period goal and added the lone goal in the tie-breaker as the Red Wings outlasted the Rangers. The loss was New York’s sixth straight.

Minnesota 3 – TAMPA BAY 0… Goalie Devan Dubnyk made 25 saves in his second shutout of the season and Jason Zucker scored all three goals in the Wild’s win over the Lightning. Ryan Donato set up two goals.

CHICAGO 5 – Buffalo 4 (SO)… The Blackhawks recovered to beat the Sabres after blowing a two-goal lead in the second period. Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat all scored in the tie-breaker. Artem Anisimov scored twice in regulation.

DALLAS 4 – Colorado 0… Ben Bishop made 31 saves in his second straight shutout and Alexander Radulov recorded his first career hat trick in the Stars’ blanking of the Avalanche. Jamie Benn had a goal and an assist.

ARIZONA 2 – Calgary 0… Goalie Darcy Keumper stopped all 30 shots as the Coyotes stifled the Flames. Jakob Chychrun had a goal and an assist. Clayton Keller also found the net.

EDMONTON 3 – Vancouver 2… The Oilers scored three unanswered goals and hung on to escape with a win over the Canucks. Alex Chiasson, Zack Kassian and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Connor McDavid had two assists.

SAN JOSE 5 – Montreal 2…  Five different players foun the net as the Sharks skated past the Canadiens. Marcus Sorensen had a goal and an assist. Goalie Martin Jones made 39 saves.

St. Louis 4 – LOS ANGELES 0… Goalie Jake Allen denied all 29 shots in shutting out the Kings. Vladimir Tarasenko scored a goal and assisted on another. Brayden Schenn set up two goals.

Minnesota is at Florida…
Washington hosts New Jersey…
Carolina hosts Winnipeg…
Montreal is at Anaheim

#12 HOUSTON 90, SMU 79…
#25 CENTRAL FLORIDA 58, #20 Cincinnati 55…
#21 WISCONSIN 65, Iowa 45

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