The Rundown for May 8, 2019

N.Y. TIMES REVEALS TRUMP TAX INFO… The New York Times citing 10 years’ worth of financial records in claiming that he suffered more than $1 billion in business losses in a single decade and managed to avoid paying federal income tax for several years in a row,. From 1985 to 1994 Trump avoided paying income taxes for eight of the 10 years, according to the report. Trump’s losses of more than $250 million in 1990 and 1991 were more than double that of any other high-income individual taxpayer for those years based on IRS data. From 1986 to 1988, Trump reportedly made $57 million by posing as a corporate raider intent on taking over companies

FBI DIRECTOR WRAY BREAKS FROM BARR IN COMMENTS… FBI Director Chris Wray broke from Attorney General William Barr yesterday when he told the Senate Appropriations Committee that he does not consider court-approved FBI surveillance to be “spying” and that has no evidence the FBI illegally monitored President Trump’s campaign during the 2016 election. Barr previously stated that he believed the Trump campaign had been spied on during an investigation into potential collusion with Russia. Wray told the panel yesterday, “I believe that the FBI is engaged in investigative activity, and part of investigative activity includes surveillance activity of different shapes and sizes. And to me, the key question is making sure that it’s done by the book, consistent with our lawful authorities.”

McGAHN TOLD NOT TO COMPLY WITH SUBPOENA… The Trump administration is urging former White House counsel Don McGahn not to comply with House Democrats’ subpoena for documents related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. Trump counsel Pat Cipollone claimed in a letter to lawmakers that McGahn did not have the “legal right to disclose these documents to third parties.” McGahn was due to hand over the requested documents to the House committee yesterday.

U.S. SENDS B-52s TO MIDDLE EAST… Four B-52 bombers have been deployed to the Middle East in response to alleged threats of a possible attack on American troops in the region. White House national security adviser John Bolton said the U.S. wants to send a “clear and unmistakable” message to Iran that “unrelenting force” would meet any attack on U.S. interests or those of its allies. Bolton said on Sunday that the U.S. was deploying a bomber task force and the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. Central Command.

GEORGIA SIGNS ABORTION BILL… Georgia Governor Brian Kemp yesterday signed into law a bill that bans abortions in the state as soon as a heartbeat is detectable. The law effectively bans abortions after about six weeks into a pregnancy. The Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act takes effect on January 1. It allows for some exceptions, including in cases of rape or incest if a woman files a police report, or when the life of the pregnant woman is threatened. An abortion would also be allowed if a woman’s pregnancy is deemed “medically futile.”

ENTERTAINMENT
DAVE CHAPPELLE WINS HUMOR AWARD… Dave Chappelle will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at a Kennedy Center ceremony in Washington, D.C., on October 27. The award honors performers for their contributions to American humor. PBS will air the ceremony in January.

PINK TOPS ALBUM CHART… Pink’s new release, “Hurts 2B Human,” sold 115,000 units to top the Billboard 200 album chart. Hillsong United’s “People” finished second after selling 107,000 copies. ScHoolboy Q’s “Crash Talk” finished in third place with 81,000 units sold. Billie Eilish’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” dropped to fourth place on sales of 76,000 copies. Khalid’s “Free Spirit” capped the top five with 58,000 units sold.

SPORTS
MLB
NL SCORES
San Francisco 14 – COLORADO 4… Mac Williamson celebrated his call-up from Triple-A by hitting a three-run homer and knocking in four runs. Evan Longoria and Kevin Pillar also homered for the Giants.

MILWAUKEE 6 – Washington 0… Three Brewers pitchers combined on a five-hitter. Lorenzo Cain broke a scoreless tie with a bases-clearing double as Milwaukee scored all six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Philadelphia 11 – ST. LOUIS 1… Bryce Harper connected for a grand slam and Rhys Hoskins went 4-for-5 with a homer for the Phillies. Aaron Nola (1-3) allowed a run on three hits over six innings.

CHI. CUBS 5 – Miami 2… Kris Bryant blasted a walkoff three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. Albert Almora Jr. also went deep for the Cubs.

L.A. DODGERS 9 – Atlanta 0… Justin Turner hit three home runs and drove in six runs to lead the Dodgers in their romp over the Braves. Hyun-jin Ryu (4-1) tossed a four-hit shutout.

N.Y. Mets 7 – SAN DIEGO 6… The Mets erased a 5-2 seventh-inning deficit on their way past the Padres. Pete Alonso blasted a tie-breaking two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning and stroked a pair of RBI singles.

AL SCORES
Chi. White Sox 2 – CLEVELAND 0… Lucas Giolito (3-1) pitched three-hit ball over 7-1/3 innings. Yoan Moncada and James McCann produced run-scoring singles for the White Sox.

N.Y. YANKEES 5 – Seattle 4… The Yankees came up with three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to upend the Mariners. D.J. LeMahieu singled home Cameron Maybin with the winning run after Gio Urshela’s two-run homer tied the game.

Boston 8 – BALTIMORE 5… Mitch Moreland belted a three-run homer for the Red Sox. J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts also went deep.

Minnesota 3 – TORONTO 0… Jose Berrios (6-1) limited the Blue Jays to four hits over seven innings and three relievers completed the Twins’ blanking of the Blue Jays. Mitch Garver homered with a runner aboard.

L.A. ANGELS 5 – Detroit 2… Andrelton Simmons lined a pair of run-scoring singles to lead the Angels past the Tigers. Griffin Canning (1-0) gave up two runs on four hits over 5-1/3 innings.

Kansas City 12 – HOUSTON 2… Whit Merrifield and Ryan O’Hearn each unloaded grand slams in the Royals’ thrashing of the Astros. Danny Duffy (1-1) allowed two runs on six hits over 6-2/3 innings.

INTERLEAGUE SCORES
PITTSBURGH 5 – Texas 4… Gregory Polanco’s two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning was the difference in the Pirates’ win over the Rangers. Melky Cabrera delivered a pinch-hit two-run double.

TAMPA BAY 6 – Arizona 3… Brandon Lowe had a couple of hits, including a homer and two RBIs for the Rays. Mike Zunino also knocked in two runs with a double and a single.

OAKLAND 2 – Cincinnati 0… Athletics starter Mike Fiers (4-2) threw the first no-hitter of the season and second of his career. Fiers struck out six and walked two. Jurickson Profar doubled home a run and homered for Oakland. The game was delayed by an hour and a half due to a power outage.

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE
Philadelphia (Jerad Eickhoff, 1-1) is at St. Louis (Jack Flaherty, 3-2)…
Milwaukee (Jeremy Hellickson, 2-0) hosts Washington (Brandan Woodruff, 4-1)…
Miami (Jose Urena, 1-5) is at the Chi. Cubs (Kyle Hendricks, 2-4)…
Colorado (Jon Gray, 3-3) hosts San Francisco (Derek Holland, 1-4)…
the N.Y. Mets (TBA) are at San Diego (Matt Strahm, 1-2)…
the L.A. Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw, 1-0) host Atlanta (Mike Foltynewicz, 0-1)

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE
the Chi. White Sox (Reynaldo Lopez, 2-4) are at Cleveland (Shane Bieber, 2-1)…
the N.Y. Yankees (Jonathan Loasiga, 1-0) host Seattle (Yusei Kikuchi, 1-1)…
Boston (Chris Sale, 1-5) is at Baltimore (Andrew Cashner, 4-1)…
Toronto (Trent Thornton, 0-3) hosts Minnesota (Kyle Gibson, 2-1)….
the L.A. Angels (Tyler Skaggs, 3-2) are at Detroit (Matthew Boyd, 3-2)…
Houston (Brad Peacock, 2-2) hosts Kansas City (Jorge Lopez, 0-3)…

TODAY’S INTERLEAGUE SCHEDULE
Texas (Shelby Miller, 1-2) is at Pittsburgh (Nick Kingham, 1-0)…
Tampa Bay (Charlie Morton, 3-0) hosts Arizona (Robbie Ray, 2-1)…
Cincinnati (Sonny Gray, 0-4) is at Oakland (Brett Anderson, 4-2)

NBA PLAYOFF SCORES
TORONTO 125 – Philadelphia 89… The Raptors used a big second quarter to build a 21-point halftime lead and never let up in routing the 76ers to take a 3-2 lead in the series. Pascal Siakam scored a game-high 25 points. Kawhi Leonard finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Game 6 is tomorrow in Philadelphia.

DENVER 124 – Portland 89… The Nuggets rolled past the Trail Blazers to go up 3-2 in the series. Nikola Jokic powered his way to 25 points and 19 boards. Paul Milsap added 24 points. The series returns to Portland for Game 6 tomorrow.

TONIGHT’S NBA PLAYOFF SCHEDULE (second round)…
Boston is at Milwaukee for Game 5 with the Bucks leading 3-1…
Golden State hosts Houston for Game 5 with the series tied 2-2

NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS SCORE (second round)…
ST. LOUIS 2 – Dallas 1 (2OT)… Patrick Maroon scored at 5:50 of the second overtime to give the Blues a hard-fought Game 7 victory over the Stars. Vince Dunn opened the scoring with a first-period goal. Robert Thomas assisted on both St. Louis goals. Dallas advances to the Western Conference final against the winner of the Colorado-San Jose series.

TONIGHT’S NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE (second round)…
Colorado is at San Jose for Game 7

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