The Rundown for May 10, 2019

SHANAHAN TAPPED OR DEFENSE CHIEF… President Trump plans to nominate Patrick M. Shanahan as Secretary of Defense, according to a White House statement released yesterday. Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, has been serving as interim secretary. He follows Jim Mattis, who resigned late last year.

VOTE ON ALABAMA ABORTION BILL DELAYED… An attempt by Alabama Republicans to pass the nation’s toughest abortion measure yesterday was delayed yesterday after the state Senate erupted in anger. The legislation would have made performing an abortion a felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison. Under the legislation, doctors would not be able to perform abortions once a fetus is “in utero.” Exceptions for victims of rape and incest were removed from the bill, which is expected to pass in a vote next week.

PELOSI: ‘WE’RE IN A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS’… House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters yesterday that the Trump administration’s refusal to comply with congressional subpoenas has ushered in a “constitutional crisis.” Pelosi also repeated her position that Democrats remain “methodical” in their investigations of President Trump. Former White House counsel Don McGahn refused to comply with a subpoena to provide requested documents related to the Mueller investigation and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin refused to provide six years worth of Trump’s tax returns. The House Judiciary Committee passed a resolution on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt.

INTERIOR SECRETARY TALKS OFFSHORE DRILLING… Interior Secretary David Bernhardt vows that the Trump administration will continue with its plan to ease offshore drilling regulations. The former oil and gas lobbyist told the House interior subcommittee dispelled the idea of pausing the program. Nine permit requests for geophysical and geological mineral exploration in the Atlantic Ocean by eight companies are currently under review by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

NORTH KOREAN SHIP DETAINED… The Justice Department confirmed yesterday that the U.S. seized North Korea’s second-largest cargo ship after it allegedly was used to violate international sanctions. The “Wise Honest” was detained in April 2018 as it traveled toward Indonesia. U.S. officials insisted that the capture of the vessel was not a response to North Korea’s launch of short-range missiles into the sea.

ENTERTAINMENT
SUIT OVER WOODSTOCK… The organizers of Woodstock 50 are suing the festival’s financier the festival. The suit claims financier Dentsu Aegis abandoned and sabotaged the Festival by withdrawing the $17.8 million in an account earmarked for Festival production costs. A petition filed by a festival attorney claims the event needs “$6 to $9 million” in various fees to ensure Woodstock 50 takes place.

IN THEATERS… In “The Hustle,” Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star as female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the men who have wronged them. The comedy is rated PG-13. “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” tells the story about a boy who comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu that seeks to be a detective. The animated feature is rated PG. “All Is True” examines the finals days of William Shakespeare. Kenneth Branagh and Lolita Chakrabarti star in the PG-13 film.

SPORTS
MLB
NL SCORES
CHI. CUBS 4 – Miami 1… The Cubs made it 10 wins in 11 games with the defeat of the Marlins. Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo homered.

COLORADO 12 – San Francisco 11… The Rockies jumped out to a 7-0 lead after two innings but needed a go-ahead two-run double from Chris Iannetta in the bottom of the sixth inning to top the Giants. Mark Reynolds, Ian Desmond and Nolan Arenado homered for Colorado.

ST. LOUIS 17 – Pittsburgh 4… Marcell Ozuna drove in four runs and Dexter Fowler added three RBIs in the Cardinals’ rout of the Pirates. Paul Goldschmidt and Yadier Molina both had three hits and knocked in two runs.

ARIZONA 3 – Atlanta 2 (10 innings)… Ketel Marte singled home Nick Ahmed with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Diamondbacks outlasted the Braves. David Peralta forced the extra inning with a solo homer in the bottom of the ninth.

Washington 6 – L.A. DODGERS 0… Nationals starter Patrick Corbin (3-1) pitched three-hit ball over seven innings. Howie Kendrick belted a three-run homer in the top of the first inning and singled home a run in the eighth.

AL SCORES
L.A. Angels 13 – DETROIT 0… Tommy La Stella homered twice and drove in four runs to lead the Angels in their rout of the Tigers. Albert Pujols’ solo homer in the top of the third inning made him one of five players with 2,000 career RBIs. Kole Calhoun and Justin Bour also went deep. Three pitchers combined on the shutout.

CLEVELAND 5 – Chi. White Sox 0… Carlos Carrasco (3-3) limited the White Sox to two hits in a contest that was called after five innings due to rain. Jordan Luplow smacked a pair of solo homers.

N.Y. YANKEES 3 – Seattle 1… Yankees starter J.A. Happ (2-3) allowed just one hit over five shutout innings. Gio Urshela stroked a two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning.

HOUSTON 4 – Texas 2… Josh Reddick singled home Yuli Gurriel with a tie-breaking run in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Astros downed the Rangers. Wade Miley (3-2) allowed two runs on two hits over six innings.

INTERLEAGUE SCORE
Cincinnati 3 – OAKLAND 0… Tanner Roark (3-1) pitched three-hit ball over six innings and three relievers completed the Reds’ blanking of the Athletics. Derek Dietrich blasted his fifth homer in six games.

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE
Milwaukee (Gio Gonzalez, 0-0) is at the Chi. Cubs (Jose Quintana, 4-1)…
the N.Y. Mets (Zack Wheeler, 2-2) host Miami (Pablo Lopez, 2-4)…
Pittsburgh (Trevor Williams, 1-1) is at St. Louis (Adam Wainwright, 3-3)…
San Diego (Eric Lauer, 2-3) is at Colorado (German Marquez, 3-2)…
Arizona (Zack Greinke, 5-1) hosts Atlanta (Julio Teheran, 2-4)…
Washington (Anibal Sanchez, 0-5) is at the L.A. Dodgers (Kenta Maeda, 3-2)…
San Francisco (Dereck Rodriguez, 3-4) hosts Cincinnati (Luis Castillo, 3-1)

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE
the L.A. Angels (Trevor Cahill, 1-3) are at Baltimore (Dan Straily, 1-2)…
Toronto (Clay Buchholz, 0-2) hosts the Chi. White Sox (Dylan Covey, 0-1)…
the N.Y. Yankees (Domingo German, 6-1) are at Tampa Bay (Tyler Glasnow, 6-0)…
Boston (Eduardo Rodriguez, 3-2) host Seattle (Erik Swanson, 1-3)…
Texas (Lance Lynn, 4-2) is at Houston (Justin Verlander, 5-1)…
Minnesota (Jake Odorizzi, 4-2) hosts Detroit (Tyson Ross, 1-4)…
Cleveland (Cody Anderson, 0-1) is at Oakland (Frankie Montas, 4-2)

TODAY’S INTERLEAGUE SCHEDULE
Philadelphia (Jake Arrieta, 4-2) is at Kansas City (Homer Bailey, 3-3)

NBA PLAYOFF SCORES (second round)…
PHILADELPHIA 112 – Toronto 101… The 76ers took a 20-point lead into the fourth quarter and held off the Raptors to even the series at 3-3. Jimmy Butler scored 25 points to lead six players in double figures. Ben Simmons added 21 points. Joel Embiid finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds. The series returns to Toronto for Game 7 on Sunday.

PORTLAND 119 – Denver 108… The Trail Blazers shook off a slow start to get past the Nuggets and force Sunday’s Game 7 in Denver. Damian Lillard scored points. CJ McCollum added points.

TONIGHT’S NBA PLAYOFF SCHEDULE (second round)…
Golden State is at Houston for Game 6 with the Warriors leading 3-2. Game 7 is Sunday in Oakland if necessary.

NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS SCORE
BOSTON 5 – Carolina 2… The Bruins scored four unanswered goals in the third period to rally past the Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference final opener. Marcus Johansson and Patrice Bergeron scored on power plays 28 seconds apart to spark the barrage. Johansson also had an assist. Game 2 is Sunday in Boston.

TONIGHT’S NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE
No games scheduled

SATURDAY’S NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE
St. Louis is at San Jose for Game 1 of the Western Conference final

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