The Rundown for April 3, 2019

TRUMP ADMITS BORDERS SHUTDOWN WOULD HURT ECONOMY… President Trump admitted yesterday that a complete shutdown of the U.S.-Mexico border would have a “negative impact” on the U.S. economy but said that U.S. security is a higher priority. Trump said he considers security to be non-negotiable and “more important than trade.” The president warned earlier this week that the U.S. would completely shut down the southern border if Mexico does not stop undocumented immigrants from coming into the U.S.

SECURITY SCARE AT TRUMP’S RESORT… Federal prosecutors revealed in court documents that a woman carrying two Chinese passports and a device containing computer malware lied to Secret Service agents and briefly gained admission to President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort during his Florida visit over the weekend. 32-year-old Yujing Zhang allegedly approached a Secret Service agent at a checkpoint outside the resort on Saturday and claimed she was a member who wanted to use the pool. Secret Service agents were summoned to remove Shang following a discrepancy in her claim of membership at the resort and her reason for being there.

LORI LIGHTFOOT ELECTED CHICAGO MAYOR… Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot was declared the winner of Chicago’s mayoral election last night. After defeating opponent Toni Preckwinkle, she became the Windy City’s first black female mayor and the first openly gay one. Lightfoot succeeds Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

RESOLUTION TO LIMIT NOMINEE DEBATE TIME FALLS SHORT… The Senate yesterday blocked an effort by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell to limit debate time on most judicial and executive nominations. Senators voted 51-48 to support the resolution to allow two hours of floor debate instead of 30 hours for the nominees, but the measure needed 60 votes needed to pass. McConnell introduced the resolution after accusing Democrats of obstructing the confirmation process for nominees. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York accused McConnell of trying to “turn the Senate into a conveyor belt for conservative ideologues.”

PITTSBURGH PASSES ASSAULT-GUN BAN… The Pittsburgh City Council voted 6-3 yesterday to pass gun-control legislation that bans some assault-style firearms and ammunition. The legislation passed five months after 11 people were killed when a gunman opened fire inside a synagogue. The new law makes it illegal to load, brandish, display, discharge, point or use an assault weapon within city limits.

POLICE ARREST SUSPECT IN NIPSEY HUSSLE KILLING… Los Angeles police announced yesterday that they have captured the suspect in the fatal shooting of Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle. 29-year-old Eric Holder has been charged with murdering the 33-year-old rapper and injuring two of his friends on Sunday. Police issued an arrest warrant for Holder late Monday night after observing the shootings on video.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WARNS ACADEMY OVER STREAMING SERVICES… Variety reported yesterday that the Justice Department has warned the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that any attempts to bar or limit Netflix and other streaming services from Oscars eligibility might violate antitrust law. The warning came in a letter that explained that the Academy’s membership includes studios and media conglomerates that compete with Netflix, Amazon and others. Netflix has aggressively sought to become eligible for Hollywood awards shows by releasing its films for limited theatrical runs to meet award eligibility requirements.

Philadelphia 8 – WASHINGTON 2… Bryce Harper returned to Washington and blasted his third homer. Maikel Franco also went deep. Jean Segura drove in three runs.

Milwaukee 4 – CINCINNATI 3… Orlando Arcia belted a three-run homer as the Brewers held off the Reds.

N.Y. Mets 6 – MIAMI 5… The Mets opened with a five-run top of the first inning and held on to beat the Marlins. Amed Rosario struck the big blow with a two-run double.

L.A. DODGERS 6 – San Francisco 5… Justin Turner’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning proved to be the difference. Cody Bellinger unloaded a grand slam to cap a five-run third.

Arizona  8 – SAN DIEGO 5… Diamondbacks starter Zach Greinke turned went six innings on the mound, homered twice and knocked in four runs. John Ryan Murphy, Ketel Marte and Christian Walker also went deep.

Detroit 3 – N.Y. YANKEES 1… Dustin Peterson doubled home a go-ahead run and scored in the top of the ninth inning as the Tigers topped the Yankees.

Baltimore 2 – TORONTO 1… Andrew Cashner tossed six shutout innings and the Orioles edged the Blue Jays to win their fourth straight on the road. Jonathan Villar tripled home a run and scored on Trey Mancini’s single in the top of the sixth inning.

TEXAS 6 – Houston 4… Joey Gallo stroked a go-ahead two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning. Asdrubal Cabrera homered with a runner aboard.

Minnesota 5 – KANSAS CITY 4 (10 innings)… The Twins came from behind to outlast the Royals. Eddie Rosario singled home Jorge Polanco with a tying run in the top of the ninth inning and Nelson Cruz’s 10th-inning single scored Willians Asudillo with the decisive run.

SEATTLE 2 – L.A. Angels 1… Dan Vogelbach smacked a tie-breaking solo homer in the bottom of the eighth inning. Mariners’ starting pitcher Marco Gonzales allowed just a run on four hits over 8-1/3 innings.

OAKLAND 1 – Boston 0… Mike Fiers pitched five-hit ball over six innings and three relievers preserved the Athletics’ shutout of the Red Sox. Matt Chapman’s first-inning homer accounted for the game’s only run.

TAMPA BAY 4 – Colorado 0… Rays starter Blake Snell limited the Rockies to two hits and struck out 13 over seven innings. The win was Tampa Bay’s fifth in a row after a season-opening loss.

Washington (Sanchez, 0-0) hosts Philadelphia (Nola, 1-0)…
Milwaukee (Peralta, 0-0) is at Cincinnati (Castillo, 0-0)…
Miami (Richards, 0-0) hosts the N.Y. Mets (deGrom, 1-0)…
St. Louis (Mikolas, 0-1) is at Pittsburgh (Taillon, 0-1)…
Atlanta (Teheran, 0-1) hosts the Chi. Cubs (Lester, 1-0)…
San Francisco (Holland, 0-1) is at the L.A. Dodgers (Stripling, 0-0)…
San Diego (Lucchesi, 1-0) hosts Arizona (Ray, 0-0)

the Chi. White Sox (Rodon, 0-1) are at Cleveland (Kluber, 0-1)…
the N.Y. Yankees (TBA) host Detroit (Boyd, 0-1)…
Baltimore (Karns, 0-0) is at Toronto (Shoemaker, 1-0)…
Kansas City (TBA) hosts Minnesota (Gibson, 0-0)…
Houston (Cole, 0-1) is at Texas (Minor, 0-1)…
Oakland (Estrada, 0-0) hosts Boston (Eovaldi, 0-0)

Colorado (Marquez, 1-0) is at Tampa Bay (Morton, 1-0)

OKLAHOMA CITY 119 – L.A. Lakers 103… Russell Westbrook racked up 20 points, 20 rebounds and 21 assists in leading the Thunder past the Lakers. He joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only two players to total 20 of each in a game. Jerami Grant led Oklahoma City with 22 points.

SAN ANTONIO 117 – Atlanta 111…DeMar DeRozan pumped in 29 points as the Spurs beat the Hawks for the 21st straight time at home. Derrick White added 23 points. LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 16 points and 11 boards.

Houston 130 – SACRAMENTO 105… The Rockets jumped out to a 10-point lead after the first quarter and never looked back in their rout of the Kings. James Harden scored 36 points and dished off 10 assists.

GOLDEN STATE 116 – Denver 102… DeMarcus Cousins had game-highs with 28 points and 16 rebounds as the Warriors thrashed the Nuggets. Kevin Durant tossed in 21 points.

Indiana is at Detroit…
Orlando hosts New York…
Chicago is at Washington…
Atlanta hosts Philadelphia…
Toronto is at Brooklyn…
Miami hosts Boston…
Charlotte is at New Orleans…
Dallas hosts Minnesota…
San Antonio is at Denver…
Phoenix hosts Utah…
Memphis is at Portland…
the L.A. Clippers host Houston

Nashville 3 – BUFFALO 2… Ryan Johansen netted a tie-breaking goal 6:32 into the third period and the Predators made it stand in edging the Sabres. P.K. Subban had a goal and an assist.

Boston 6 – COLUMBUS 2… Jake DeBrusk scored two goals and assisted on another to lead the Bruins past the Blue Jackets. Brad Marchand and Karson Kuhlman each had a goal and an assist.

Carolina 4 – TORONTO 1… The Hurricanes continued their playoff push by skating past the Maple Leafs. Dougie Hamilton scored two goals. Jordan Staal had a goal and an assist.

MONTREAL 4 – Tampa Bay 2… Artturi Lehkonen and Max Domi scored third-period goals to send the Canadiens past the Lightning. Jordie Benn had a goal and an assist.

DETROIT 4 – Pittsburgh 1… Tyler Bertuzzi found the net twice and had an assist as the Red Wings denied the Penguins from clinching a playoff spot. Anthony Mantha also found the net twice.

MINNESOTA 5 – Winnipeg 1… The Wild scored three unanswered goals in the first period and never looked back in downing the Jets. Zach Parise returned from injury to light the lamp twice.

DALLAS 6 – Philadelphia 2… The Stars handled the Flyers to punch their ticket into the postseason. Alexander Radulov scored two goals and set up two others. Jason Dickinson had a goal and an assist.

COLORADO 6 – Edmonton 2… The Avalanche blew past the Oilers after spotting them a two-goal lead. Nathan MacKinnon scored the first of four second-period goals. Alexander Kerfoot netted two goals.

VANCOUVER 4 – San Jose 2… The Canucks scored three unanswered goals in the third period to upend the Sharks. Tanner Pearson scored two goals. Bo Horvat and Loui Eriksson each had a pair of assists.

Los Angeles 3 – ARIZONA 1… Trevor Lewis netted a go-ahead goal early in the third period and Drew Doughty added an empty-netter as the Kings knocked off the Coyotes. Tyler Clifford had a goal and an assist.

Ottawa is at the N.Y. Rangers…
Chicago hosts St. Louis…
Calgary is at Anaheim

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