The Rundown for June 14, 2019

HOUSE PANEL SUBPOENAS FLYNN AND GATES… The House Intelligence Committee revealed yesterday that it has issued subpoenas to former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and President Trump’s former deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates. The subpoenas seek “documents and testimony” pertaining to the information the two men provided to the Mueller Report. The panel set a June 26 deadline for requested items and directs Flynn and Gates to appear before the committee and provide sworn testimony on July 10.

WATCHDOG CLAIMS CONWAY VIOLATED HATCH ACT… Kellyanne Conway should be fired as counselor to President Trump, the Office of Special Counsel recommended yesterday. The independent agency sent a report to Trump claiming Conway violated the Hatch Act on “numerous occasions.” According to the report, Conway disparaged Democratic presidential candidates in television interviews and on social media while acting in her official capacity.

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS LEAVING WHITE HOUSE… President Trump announced in a tweet yesterday that his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is stepping down at the end of the month. After serving on the Trump campaign, she became press secretary in July 2017 following the resignation of Sean Spicer. Sanders hasn’t briefed White House reporters since March after admitting to special counsel Robert Mueller’s office that she made misleading statements about Trump’s reasons for firing former FBI Director James Comey in 2017.

CONGRESSMAN HUNTER’S WIFE ADMITS CONSPIRING… The wife of Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter of California pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiring with her husband to “knowingly and willingly” convert campaign funds for personal use. The couple previously pleaded not guilty to federal charges that they had stolen a quarter of a million dollars in campaign funds to furnish their lavish lifestyle. Margaret Hunter changed her plea in a federal district court in San Diego and admitted that she and her husband spent more than $200,000 in campaign funds for personal use.

U.S. BLAMES IRAN FOR ATTACKS ON OIL TANKERS… The U.S. is blaming Iran for allegedly attacking two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz yesterday. U.S. Navy ships rushed to assist the Norwegian-owned MT Front Altair and the Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman off the coast of Iran. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. assessment of Iran’s involvement was based in part on intelligence as well as the expertise needed for the operation.

25 OFFICERS INJURED IN MEMPHIS CLASH… Authorities in Memphis said yesterday that 25 armed police officers suffered non-critical injuries Wednesday night in a confrontation with a crowd angered by the fatal shooting of an African-American man by U.S. Marshalls. Demonstrators threw rocks and bricks during the clash in the Frayser community in north Memphis. Three people were arrested. Marshalls reportedly opened fire when a suspect with felony warrants got into a vehicle and then rammed task force vehicles several times before exiting with a weapon.

BRYAN SINGER SETTLES WITH RAPE ACCUSER… Bryan Singer has reached an out-of-court settlement with a man who accused the director of raping him. Cesar Sanchez-Guzman said he was 17 when Singer sexually assaulted him on a yacht in 2003. Singer denies the allegation but will pay $150,000 to settle the case.

IN THEATERS… In the sequel “Men in Black: International,” the Men in Black tackle a mole in their organization. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson star in the PG-13 film. “Shaft” stars Samuel L. Jackson and Jessie T. Usher in the R-rated story about a cyber security expert who enlists his family’s help to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death. “The Dead Don’t Die” centers on a peaceful town where the dead rise from their graves and form a zombie horde. Bill Murray and Adam Driver star in the R-rated action-comedy.

Toronto 114 – GOLDEN STATE 110… The Raptors held off the shorthanded Warriors in Game 6 to capture the franchise’s first NBA title. Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry scored 26 points apiece. Siakam also grabbed 10 rebounds. Lowry dished off 10 assists. Kawhi Leonard added 22 points. Golden State, which was playing without the injured Kevin Durant, lost Klay Thompson in the third quarter with a knee injury. Thompson scored a game-high 30 points before his departure.

ATLANTA 6 – Pittsburgh 5… Ozzie Albies sliced a two-run double to highlight a five-run bottom of the fifth inning for the Braves. Freddie Freeman knocked in a pair of runs with a single and a triple.

Arizona 5 – WASHINGTON 0… Zack Greinke (8-2) took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and got help from two relievers in the shutout of the Nationals. Alex Avila smacked a solo homer and Jarrod Dyson added a two-run shot for the Diamondbacks.

COLORADO 9 – San Diego 6… Charlie Blackmon homered twice and drove in four runs to help power the Rockies past the Padres. Trevor Story added a two-run blast. Daniel Murphy went 3-for-5 with an RBI.

L.A. DODGERS 7 – Chi. Cubs 3… Cody Bellinger homered twice and knocked in three runs as the Dodgers came from three runs down to upend the Cubs. Max Muncy and David Freese hit two-run homers.

St. Louis – N.Y. METS (susp.)… Rain in New York forced suspension of last night’s Cardinals-Mets game in the bottom of the ninth inning with the score tied 4-4. It will resume before tonight’s regularly scheduled game.

MINNESOTA 10 – Seattle 5… Nelson Cruz opened the scoring with a solo homer in the bottom of the third inning and stroked a two-run single during a six-run sixth as the Twins doubled up on the Mariners. C.J. Cron homered with a runner aboard. Max Kepler singled home two runs.

Toronto 12 – BALTIMORE 3… Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a leadoff homer in the top of the sixth inning to spark a seven-run rally and finished with three RBIs for the Blue Jays. Cavan Biggio drilled a pair of solo homers. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Marcus Stroman (4-8) allowed two runs on seven hits over six innings. One of the runs he allowed was unearned.

BOSTON 7 – Texas 6… The Red Sox erased an early 6-1 lead on their way past the Rangers. Jackie Bradley Jr. blasted a three-run homer. J.D. Martinez, Michael Chavis, Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts hit solo blasts.

L.A. Angels 5 – TAMPA BAY 3… Shohei Ohtani belted a three-run homer in the top of the first inning and hit for the cycle in leading the Angels past the Rays. Albert Pujols added a two-run shot.

KANSAS CITY 7 – Detroit 3… Nicky Lopez homered and Whit Merrifield stroked a two-run double for the Royals. Homer Bailey (5-6) pitched two-hit ball over six scoreless innings.

CHI. WHITE SOX 5 – N.Y. Yankees 4… The White Sox got past the Yankees after spotting them a four-run lead. Tim Anderson tied the game with a three-run homer to cap a four-run bottom of the fifth inning. Leury Garcia connected for a go-ahead solo homer in the seventh.

Arizona (Robbie Ray, 5-3) is at Washington (Max Scherzer, 4-5)…
the N.Y. Mets (Steven Matz, 5-4) host St. Louis (Daniel Ponce de Leon, 0-0)…
Pittsburgh (Steven Brault, 2-1) is at Miami (Trevor Richards, 3-6)…
Atlanta (Max Fried, 7-3) hosts Philadelphia (Nick Pivetta, 4-1)…
San Diego (Cal Quantrill, 1-2) is at Colorado (Jeff Hoffman, 1-3)…
the L.A. Dodgers (Rich Hill, 3-1) host the Chi. Cubs (Kyle Hendricks, 7-4)…
Milwaukee (Zach Davis, 1-0) is at San Francisco (Drew Pomeranz, 1-6)

Boston (Eduardo Rodriguez, 6-4) is at Baltimore (Andrew Cashner, 6-2)…
Tampa Bay (Blake Snell, 4-5) hosts the L.A. Angels (Andrew Heaney, 0-1)…
Cleveland (Adam Plutko, 2-1) is at Detroit (Ryan Carpenter, 1-3)…
the Chi. White Sox (Lucas Giolito, 9-1) host the N.Y. Yankees (CC Sabathia, 3-3)…
Toronto (Aaron Sanchez, 3-7) is at Houston (Gerrit Cole, 5-5)…
Minnesota (Kyle Gibson, 6-3) hosts Kansas City (Brad Keller, 3-8)…
Seattle (Marco Gonzalez, 6-6) is at Oakland (Chris Bassitt, 3-2)

Texas (Drew Smyly, 1-5) is at Cincinnati (Tyler Mahle, 2-6)

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