The Rundown for August 16, 2019

COURT RULES MIGRANTS MUST HAVE ACCESS TO HYGIENE PRODUCTS, SLEEP… A federal court ruled yesterday that children detained in migrant shelters must have access to basic hygiene products and adequate sleep. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco dismissed a federal government appeal of a 2017 district court decision that stated government shelters are required to provide items such as hygiene items, adequate sleeping conditions and food and water to afford children “safe and sanitary conditions.” A district court found that minors held in these detention centers lacked a sufficient number of hot, edible meals, adequate access to drinking water, and experienced unsanitary conditions in cells and bathrooms. The federal government had argued that the provisions laid out in the landmark 1997 settlement known as the Flores Agreement were too vague and should be “left to the agencies to determine.”

ISRAEL BANS CONGRESSWOMEN OMAR, TLAIB FROM VISITING… Israel announced yesterday that it is barring congresswomen Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan from visiting the country. The move is a response to the two pro-Palestinian Democratic representatives’ criticism of Israel for its treatment of Palestinians. Both Muslim-American lawmakers were scheduled to arrive on Sunday.

PHILADELPHIA POLICE SHOOTINGS… Authorities in Philadelphia released more information yesterday about Wednesday night’s standoff that left six police officers wounded. A 36-year-old man with an extensive criminal history barricaded himself inside a rowhouse for 7 hours and fired on police. The Philadelphia Police Department has identified the officers injured in the incident as well as the gunman, who surrendered after police used tear gas. The suspect was taken to a hospital for evaluation and then placed into custody.

HOUSE SUBPOENAS LEWANDOWSKI, DEARBORN… The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed two of President Trump’s former staffers. Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rick Dearborn are set to testify publicly on September 17 about alleged crimes listed in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Nadler said the testimony of the two will help him decide whether to recommend impeachment by the end of the year.

HICKENLOOPER DROPS PRESIDENTIAL BID… Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced yesterday that he is dropping his candidacy for president. He says he is seriously thinking about challenging Senator Cory Gardner in a run for Senate in Colorado. Hickenlooper tried to present himself as a moderate in the crowded field of more than 20 Democratic candidates but failed to meet the polling or fundraising requirements to participate in the September debate.

ENTERTAINMENT
R. KELL A NO-SHOW IN COURT… Singer R. Kelly was a no-show yesterday in Chicago court after he “refused transport” from jail, according to prosecutors. The Cook County hearing went forward without Kelly and addressed charges that the singer set up sexual encounters with underage girls and covered them up to avoid prosecution. Kelly is also facing sex-trafficking charges in New York. The judge delayed a ruling on prosecutors’ motion to increase Kelly’s bail by $250,000 for each of the four cases, in light of new federal charges in New York. The singer, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, pleaded not guilty in June.

IN THEATERS… The animated feature “The Angry Birds Movie 2” tells the story about flightless birds and scheming green pigs that take their feud to the next level. It’s rated PG. In “Good Boys,” three sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party. Jacob Tremblay and Keith L. Williams star in the R-rated film.

SPORTS
MLB
NL SCORES
MIAMI 13 – L.A. Dodgers 7… Brian Anderson, Starlin Castro, Jorge Alfaro and Lewis Brinson drove in three runs apiece to lead the Marlins past the Dodgers.

CINCINNATI 2 – St. Louis 1… Sonny Gray (8-6) pitched one-hit ball over five innings and the Reds held off the Cardinals. Nick Senzel broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fifth inning and came around to score on Eugenio Suarez’s single.

PHILADELPHIA 7 – Chi. Cubs 5… The Phillies erased 5-0 eighth-inning deficit to upend the Cubs. Bryce Harper unloaded a walkoff grand slam to cap a six-run bottom of the ninth inning. Corey Dickerson, Brad Miller and Roman Quinn produced RBI singles for Philadelphia.

N.Y. Mets 10 – ATLANTA 8… The Mets took a 10-3 lead into the eighth inning and turned away a late rally to down the Braves. Amed Rosario and Pete Alonso each had five hits to lead a 23-hit attack. Alonso hit a three-run homer and finished with six RBIs. The homer was his 39th of the season, tying Cody Bellinger for the most ever by a National League rookie.

San Francisco 6 – ARIZONA 0… Dereck Rodriguez (5-6) pitched three-hit ball over seven innings and got help from two relievers in the Giants’ shutout of the Diamondbacks. Evan Longoria had three hits, including an RBI single and two-run homer. Austin Slater went 3-for-3 with an RBI.

AL SCORES
Seattle 7 – DETROIT 2… Kyle Seager drove in three runs with a double and a single as the Mariners cruised past the Tigers. Dylan Moore solo homer. Mallex Smith and Austin Nola both had three hits and an RBI.

Cleveland 19 – N.Y. YANKEES 5… The Indians piled up 24 hits in their bombing of the Yankees. Jose Ramirez blasted a grand slam to spark a seven-run top of the first inning. Jason Kipnis and Roberto Perez also went deep in the opening frame. Ramirez added a two-run blast in the second. Carlos Santana also homered twice for Cleveland. Greg Allen belted a three-run homer.

Minnesota 13 – TEXAS 6… The Twins built an 11-0 lead through 4-1/2 innings and coasted past the Rangers. Luis Arraez got things going with a two-run homer to spark a five-run top of the second inning. Miguel Sanó and Eddie Rosario added solo blasts. Marwin Gonzalez went 4-for-5 with a pair of run-scoring singles.

OAKLAND 7 – Houston 6… Matt Chapman led off the bottom of the eighth inning with his second homer of the game and it proved to be the difference in the Athletics’ win over the Astros. Matt Olson also homered twice and finished with four RBIs.

L.A. ANGELS 8 – Chi. White Sox 7… The Angels withstood a four-run ninth-inning rally to edge the White sox. Justin Upton hit a three-run homer and had four RBIs on the night. Mike Trout went 4-for-4 with a solo homer. David Fletcher lined a two-run single.

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE
Milwaukee (Adrian Houser, 5-5) is at Washington (Patrick Corbin, 9-5)…
Pittsburgh (Joe Musgrove, 8-11) hosts the Chi. Cubs (Kyle Hendricks, 8-9)…
San Diego (Chris Paddack, 7-5) is at Philadelphia (Vince Velasquez, 4-7)…
Cincinnati (Luis Castillo, 11-4) hosts St. Louis (Adam Wainwright, 8-8)…
the L.A. Dodgers (Kenta Maeda, 8-8) are at Atlanta (Mike Soroka, 10-2)…
Colorado (Jon Gray, 10-8) hosts Miami (Sandy Alcantara, 4-10)…
San Francisco (Jeff Samardzija, 9-9) is at Arizona (Mike Leake, 0-1)

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE
Cleveland (Aaron Civale, 1-1) is at the N.Y. Yankees (Mashahiro Tanaka, 8-6)…
Toronto (Jacob Waguespack, 3-1) hosts Seattle (TBA)…
Baltimore (Aaron Brooks, 2-6) is at Boston (Rick Porcello, 10-9)…
Tampa Bay (Charlie Moton, 13-4) hosts Detroit (Daniel Norris, 3-10)…
Minnesota (Jake Odorizzi, 13-5) is at Texas (Mike Minor, 11-6)…
the L.A. Angels (Patrick Sandoval, 0-0) host the Chi. White Sox (Lucas Giolito, 12-6)…
Houston (Justin Verlander, 15-4) is at Oakland (Tanner Roark, 1-1)

TODAY’S INTERLEAGUE SCHEDULE
the N.Y. Mets (Noah Syndergaard, 8-5) are at Kansas City (Mike Montgomery, 1-3)

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