The Rundown for March 29, 2019

TRUMP RIPS OPPONENTS AT MICHIGAN RALLY… President Trump hosted a rally last night in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he continued his verbal attacks on Democratic leaders behind ongoing investigations into his connections with Russia, his financial dealings and his inaugural committee. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff was targeted in the attacks, as the president derided him for h aving a skinny neck. Trump also went after House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nader. Democrats are “sick, sick people,” Trump said.

MUELLER REPORT ‘MORE THAN 300 PAGES LONG‘… The Justice Department revealed yesterday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election is more than 300 pages long. Attorney General William Barr released a summary of the four-page summary of the report on Sunday and said he will share more of it with Congress following review. Representatives from both parties are demanding to see the full report.

WAPO: TRUMP OVERINFLATED NET WORTH… The Washington Post revealed yesterday that President Trump repeatedly offered financial statements that overinflated his net worth to potential lenders, partners and journalists. The Post reached the conclusion after reviewing copies of the statements from 2002, 2004, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Trump’s accountants who prepared the statements admitted they did not verify or audit the figures in the statements.

KUSHNER INTERVIEWED BY SENATE PANEL… Jared Kushner was interviewed behind closed doors yesterday by the Senate Intelligence Committee. Kushner’s appearance was part of the committee’s ongoing investigation into Russian interference. Kushner was previously interviewed by the committee in 2017, but the panel has wanted to re-interview witnesses central to the investigation.

SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS BUMP STOCK BAN… The Supreme Court yesterday denied an appeal challenging the federal ban on bump stocks that went into effect Tuesday. Anybody possessing the devices was required to destroy them by midnight Monday or turn them into a local Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives office. Bump stocks are used to allow semi-automatic rifles to fire fully auto. They were used in the 2017 Las Vegas massacre that left 58 people dead and wounded 500 others injured.

ENTERTAINMENT
CHICAGO WANS SMOLLETT TO FUND INVESTIGATION… The City of Chicago wants Jussie Smollett to cover the $130,000 it cost to investigate his claim that he was the victim of a hate crime in late January. According to the Chicago Sun-Times the city has informed the actor’s attorneys that the forfeited $10,000 bail was not enough to cover “total cost of the overtime the Chicago Police logged” as part of the investigation. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reportedly announced plans yesterday morning to bill Smollett for the investigation after the actor’s disorderly conduct charges were dropped earlier this week.

IN THEATERS… In “Dumbo,” a young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer. Colin Farrell and Michael Keaton star in the PG film. “The Beach Bum” stars Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dogg in the story about a rebellious slacker who lives life by his own rules. The comedy is rated R.

SPORTS
(home teams in CAPS)

MLB
NL SCORES
N.Y. Mets 2 – WASHINGTON 0… Jacob deGrom outdueled counterpart Max Scherzer in a matchup of the last three Cy Young Award winners. Robinson Cano homered for the Mets.

MILWAUKEE 5 – St. Louis 4… Mike Moustakas, Christian Yelich and starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin homered for the Brewers. CenterfielderLorenzo Cain went above the wall to rob Jose Martinez of a game-tying homer for the final out.

PHILADELPHIA 10 – Atlanta 4… Andrew McCutchen, Maikel Franco and Ryan Hoskins homered for the Phillies. Aaron Nola allowed just a run on two hits over six innings.

L.A. DODGERS 12 – Arizona 5… The Dodgers set an opening-day record by blasting eight home runs. Joc Pederson and Enrique Hernandez both homered twice. Austin Barnes, Corey Seager, Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger also went deep.

SAN DIEGO 2 – San Francisco 0… Wil Myers blasted a pair of solo homers for the Padres. Eric Lauer and four relievers combined on the shutout.

CINCINNATI 5 – Pittsburgh 3… Jose Peraza drilled a solo homer and Dan Dietrich added a three-run shot for the Reds.

Colorado 6 – MIAMI 3… Trevor Story homered for the Rockies. David Dahl went 3-for-4 with an RBI.

AL SCORES
N.Y. YANKEES 7 – Baltimore 2… Luke Voit hit a three-run homer and Greg Bird added a solo shot for the Yankees. Masahiro Tanaka surrendered a run on six hits over 5-2/3 innings.

Detroit 2 – TORONTO 0… Tigers starter Jordan Zimmermann took a perfect game into the seventh inning. Christian Stewart homered with a runner aboard.

Houston 5 – TAMPA BAY 1… George Springer blasted a three-run homer. The Astros also got homers from Michael Brantley and Jose Altuve.

OAKLAND 4 – L.A. Angels 0… Mike Fiers pitched one-hit ball over six innings. Khris Davis homered for the Athletics.

MINNESOTA 2 – Cleveland 0… Jose Berrios limited the Indians to two hits over 7-2/3 innings and struck out 10. Marwin Gonzales’ two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning provided all the offense the Twins needed.

KANSAS CITY 5 – Chi. White Sox 3... Brad Keller pitched two-hit ball over seven shutout innings. Jorge Soler singled, doubled and drove in two runs.

SEATTLE 12 – Boston 4… Tim Beckham homered twice and knocked in three runs. Domingo Santana, Edwin Encarnacion and Ryon Healey also went deep for the Mariners.

INTERLEAGUE SCORE
Chi. Cubs 12 – TEXAS 4… Javier Baez homered twice and drove in four runs for the Cubs. Kris Bryant homered and knocked in three runs.

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE
St. Louis (Flaherty) is at Milwaukee (Peralta)…
the L.A. Dodgers (Stripling) host Arizona (Ray)…
San Francisco (Holland) is at San Diego (Lucchesi)…
Miami (Richards) hosts Colorado (Marquez)

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE
Houston (Cole) is at Tampa Bay (Morton)…
Toronto (Shoemaker) hosts Detroit (Boyd)…
Boston (Eovaldi) is at Seattle (Kikuchi)
Oakland (Estrada) hosts the L.A. Angels (Harvey)

NBA SCORES
MIAMI 105 – Dallas 99… Goran Dragic scored 23 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished off 11 assists in his second career triple-double and the Heat fought off the Mavericks. Bam Adebayo had 16 boards to go with his 11 points.

DETROIT 115 – Orlando 98… Wayne Ellington scored 17 of his game-high 25 points in the third quarter as the Pistons topped the Magic. Blake Griffin finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Andre Drummond had 18 points and as many boards.

PHILADELPHIA 123 – Brooklyn 110… Joel Embiid powered his way to 39 points and 13 rebounds in leading the 76ers past the Nets. J.J. Redick tossed in 18 points.

Toronto 117 – NEW YORK 92… Pascal Siakam pumped in 31 points as the Raptors cruised past the Knicks. Five other players scored in double figures for Toronto.

HOUSTON 112 – Denver 85… The Rockets bombed the Nuggets 40-19 in the second quarter to take control for good in their pounding of the Nuggets. Clint Capela had 17 points and 14 boards.

MILWAUKEE 128 – L.A. Clippers 118… Kris Middleton scored a game-high 39 points as the Bucks handled the Clippers. Giannis Antetokounmpo tossed in 34 points before leaving with a lower leg injury.

NEW ORLEANS 121 – Sacramento 118… Julius Randle scored 34 points and brought down 11 rebounds in the Pelicans’ win over the Kings. Christian Wood delivered 25 points off the bench.

SAN ANTONIO 116 – Cleveland 110… The Spurs rallied in the second half to top the Cavaliers. DeMar DeRozan led a balanced scoring attack with 25 points.

TONIGHT’S NBA SCHEDULE
Indiana is at Boston…
Atlanta hosts Portland…
Golden State is at Minnesota…
Oklahoma City hosts Denver…
Washington is at Utah…
the L.A. Lakers host Charlotte

NHL SCORES
Detroit 5 – BUFFALO 4 (OT)… Tyler Bertuzzi scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner at 2:18 of overtime. Dylan Larkin also found the net twice for Detroit.

Washington 3 – CAROLINA 2… Jakub Vrana and Nic Dowd scored third-period goals to lift the Capitals over the Hurricanes. Braden Holtby made 24 saves at goal.

COLUMBUS 6 – Montreal 2… The Blue Jackets skated past the Canadiens and moved into an Eastern Division wild-card spot. Oliver Bjorkstrand netted two goals. Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 28 shots.

Florida 5 – OTTAWA 2… Jonathan Huberdeau scored two goals to lead the Panthers past the Senators. Goalie Roberto Luongo made 28 saves.

N.Y. Islanders 5 – WINNIPEG 4… Jordan Eberle scored two of the Islanders’ three straight goals in the third period in a come-from-behind win over the Jets. Casey Cizikas and Eberle scored the tying and go-ahead goals 33 seconds apart with less than two minutes remaining.

Dallas 3 – EDMONTON 2 (SO)… The Stars rallied past the Oilers after spotting them a two-goal second-period lead. Jamie Benn scored the decisive goal in the shootout. Miro Heiskanen netted a tying goal in the third period.

VANCOUVER 3 – Los Angeles 2 (SO)… Tanner Pearson scored the lone goal in the shootout to send the Canucks past the Kings. Alexander Edler and Brock Boeser netted second-period goals for Vancouver.

Chicago 5 – SAN JOSE 4… Chris Kunitz netted a tie-breaking goal with 1:52 left in the second period and the Blackhawks made it stand in edging the Sharks. Alex DeBrincat lit the lamp twice. Jonathan Toews had a goal and an assist.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
St. Louis is at the N.Y. Rangers…
Pittsburgh hosts Nashville…
New Jersey is at Detroit…
Colorado hosts Arizona…
Anaheim is at Calgary…
Vegas hosts Minnesota

NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SCORES
WEST REGION
#1 Gonzaga 72, Florida State 58…
#3 Texas Tech 63, #2 Michigan 44

SOUTH REGION
#3 Purdue 99, #2 Tennessee 94 (OT)…
#1 Virginia 53, #12 Oregon 49

TODAY’S NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
EAST REGION
#2 Michigan State vs. #3 LSU…
#1 Duke vs. #4 Virginia Tech

MIDWEST REGION
#1 North Carolina vs. #5 Auburn…
#2 Kentucky vs. #3 Houston

 

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