The Rundown for November 11, 2019

VETERAN’S DAY… It’s Veteran’s Day and Americans are honoring the 19.6 million active and former U.S. service members who have gone to war. The federal holiday will be observed at ceremonies throughout the nation and many businesses will be closed. Closures affect government-run agencies like the DMV and public libraries as well as most banks. The Postal Service won’t be delivering mail and post offices will be closed.

SECURITY OFFICIAL CONCERNED ABOUT WAR CRIMES… National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said yesterday that he’s “very concerned” about reports of potential war crimes against Kurd forces in Syria following the U.S. pullout in the region and a Turkish-led invasion. “There is no place for genocide, for ethnic cleansing, for war crimes in the 21st century,” O’Brien said during an appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” The pullout sparked bipartisan outrage in Congress. O’Brien also revealed that Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who delivered bombshell testimony last month in the House impeachment investigation into President Trump’s alleged Ukraine extortion plot, will be removed from his post at the White House National Security Council as a part of the White House’s “streamlining” efforts.

NIKKI HALEY CLAIMS SHE WAS ASKED TO DEFY TRUMP… Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley claimed yesterday that former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tried to recruit her to defy President Trump. Haley made the comments in a CBS News interview. Haley, who resigned as ambassador in 2018, said Kelly and Tillerson told her that when they resisted the president, they weren’t being insubordinate, they were trying to save the country.

SCHIFF TURNS DOWN WHISTLEBLOWER TESTIMONY… House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff over the weekend turned down Republicans’ request for public testimony this week by the whistleblower who sparked an impeachment inquiry of President Trump. Schiff explained in a two-page letter that the abundance of information investigators uncovered made the whistleblower’s testimony “redundant and unnecessary.” The impeachment inquiry “has gathered an ever-growing body of evidence — from witnesses and documents, including the President’s own words in his July 25 call record — that not only confirms, but far exceeds, the initial information in the whistle-blower’s complaint,” Schiff said in his letter. Open hearings in Trump’s impeachment begin Wednesday.

GAS PRICES RISE SLIGHTLY… The average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas in the U.S. rose slightly to $2.69 over the past two weeks, according to a national survey of gas stations released yesterday. The Lindberg Survey found the cheapest gas was in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where it cost $2.08 a gallon. San Francisco had the most expensive gas at $4.09 a gallon.

ENTERTAINMENT
POST MALONE BACK ATOP ALBUM CHART… Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” sold 78,000 units in reclaiming the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Kanye West’s “Jesus Is King” slipped into second place after selling 72,000 copies. YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s “AI YoungBoy2” jumped into third place on sales of 62,000 units. Miranda Lambert’s “Wildcard” debuted at No. 4 after selling 53,000 copies. Summer Walker’s “Over It” remained in fifth place with 52,000 units sold.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE… “Midway” took in $17.5 million to open atop the weekend box office. “Doctor Sleep” opened in second place with $14.1 million. “Playing with Fire” made $12.8 million to debut at No. 3. Another newcomer, “Last Christmas,” finished in fourth place with $11.6 million. Last week’s champ, “Terminator: Dark Fate,” slipped to fifth place with $10.8 million.

SPORTS
NFL SCORES
CHICAGO 20 – Detroit 13… Mitchell Trubisky threw touchdown passes to Ben Braunecker, Tarik Cohen and Taylor Gabriel in leading the Bears (4-5) past the Lions (3-5-1).

Baltimore 49 – CINCINNATI 13… Lamar Jackson passed for three touchdowns and ran for another as the Ravens (7-2) walloped the Bengals (0-9). Marcus Peters returned an interception 89 yards for a score. Tyus Bower returned a fumble 33 yards for a TD.

CLEVELAND 19 – Buffalo 16… Baker Mayfield’s 7-yard touchdown pass to Rashard Higgins with 1:44 remaining sent the Browns (3-6) past the Bills (6-3). Nick Chubb rushed for 116 yards on 20 carries.

TENNESSEE 35 – Kansas City 32… Ryan Tannehill’s 23-yard touchdown pass to Adam Humphries with 23 seconds left gave the Titans (5-5) a come-from-behind win over the Chiefs (6-4). Derrick Henry ran for 188 yards and two touchdowns.

Atlanta 26 – NEW ORLEANS 9… Matt Ryan passed for two touchdowns and Younghoe Koo booted four field goals to 48 yards as the Falcons (2-7) stunned the Saints (7-2).

N.Y. JETS 34 – N.Y. Giants 27… The Jets (2-7) got the better of the Giants (2-8) in an up-and-down battle. Sam Darnold had a touchdown pass and scoring run in the first quarter. Jamal Adams returned a fumble 25 yards for a TD.

TAMPA BAY 30 – Arizona 27… Peyton Barber’s 1-yard touchdown plunge with 1:43 remaining was the difference as the Buccaneers (3-6) downed the Cardinals (3-6-1). Jameis Winston passed for 358 yards and a score.

Miami 16 – INDIANAPOLIS 12… The Dolphins (2-7) converted three turnovers into 13 points to top the Colts (5-4) and make it back-to-back wins.

GREEN BAY 24 – Carolina 16… Aaron Jones rushed for three touchdowns and the Packers (8-2) held on at the end to beat the Panthers (5-4). Davante Adams had seven receptions for 118 yards.

PITTSBURGH 17 – L.A. Rams 12… The Steelers (5-4) rode their defense to a win over the Rams (5-4). Minkah Fitzpatrick scored on a 43-yard fumble return.

Minnesota 28 – DALLAS 24… Kirk Cousins found Kyle Rudolph with a pair of first-quarter touchdown passes and Dalvin Cook ran for a score as the Vikings (7-3) held off the Cowboys (5-4).

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Seattle (7-2) is at San Francisco (8-0)

NBA SCORES
Denver 100 – MINNESOTA 98 (OT)… Nikola Jokic’s jumper with 2.4 seconds remaining in overtime lifted the Nuggets over the Timberwolves. Jokic led a balanced scoring attack with 20 points. Will Barton had 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Indiana 109 – ORLANDO 102… The Pacers rallied in the second half to get past the Magic. Domantas Sabonis led the way with 21 points and 16 boards.

PHILADELPHIA 114 – Charlotte 106… Joel Embiid scored 18 points to lead six players in double figures as the 76ers handled the Hornets.

Milwaukee 121 – OKLAHOMA CITY 119… The Bucks took the lead in the third quarter and hung on down the stretch to beat the Thunder. Giannis Antetokounmpo had game-highs with 35 points and 16 rebounds.

Cleveland 108 – NEW YORK 87… The Cavaliers built a double-digit lead early and coasted past the Knicks. Collin Sexton scored 31 points to lead all scorers.

PHOENIX 138 – Brooklyn 112… Seven players scored in double figures as the Suns routed the Nets. Devin Booker led the way with 27 points. Ricky Rubio had 22 points and 12 assists.

PORTLAND 124 – Atlanta 113 (OT)… Damian Lillard lit it up with 30 points as the Trail Blazers outlasted the Hawks. CJ McCollum tossed in 23 points. Hassan Whiteside finished with 21 points and 12 boards.

Toronto 113 – L.A. LAKERS 104… The Raptors rallied in the second half to put away the Lakers. Pascal Siakam pumped in 24 points and 11 rebounds. Fred VanVleet added 23 points and 10 assists.

TONIGHT’S NBA SCHEDULE
Minnesota is at Detroit…
Boston hosts Dallas…
Memphis is at San Antonio…
New Orleans hosts Houston…
Toronto is at the L.A. Clippers…
Golden State hosts Utah

NHL SCORES
Florida 6 – N.Y. RANGERS 5 (SO)… Vincent Trocheck netted the game-winner in the shootout as the Panthers shot their way past the Rangers. Evgenii Dadonov scored a goal and had two assists.

WINNIPEG 3 – Dallas 2 (OT)… Mark Scheifele found the net 21 seconds into overtime to send the Jets past the Stars. Andrew Copp scored a tying goal early in the third period.

New Jersey 2 – VANCOUVER 1… Wayne Simmonds and Jesper Bratt scored 22 seconds apart in the first period and the Devils held on to edge the Canucks. Goalie Mackenzie Blackwood made 30 saves.

DETROIT 3 – Vegas 2… The Red Wings scored twice in the third period to upend the Golden Knights. Anthony Mantha netted the game-winner with 30.9 seconds remaining.

Philadelphia 3 – BOSTON 2 (SO)… The Flyers recovered to top the Bruins after blowing a two-goal third-period lead. Joel Farabee netted the lone goal in the shootout. Travis Konecny had a goal and an assist. Sean Couturier assisted on both regulation goals.

CHICAGO 5 – Toronto 4… The Blackhawks took a three-goal lead into the third period but needed a Brandon Saad goal to put away the Maple Leafs. Patrick Kane had two goals and an assist. Robin Lehner stopped 53 shots at goal.

EDMONTON 6 – ANAHEIM 2… Connor David recorded a hat trick, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins added two goals and the Oilers skated past the Ducks. Leon Draisaitl assisted on four goals.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
Arizona is at Washington…
Carolina hosts Ottawa

AP TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL (first-place votes)…
1. LSU (54) 9-0
2. Ohio St. (5) 9-0
3. Clemson (3) 10-0
4. Alabama 8-1
5. Georgia 8-1
6. Oregon 8-1
7. Minnesota 9-0
8. Utah 8-1
9. Penn St. 8-1
10. Oklahoma 8-1
11. Florida 8-2
12. Baylor 9-0
13. Auburn 7-2
14. Michigan 7-2
15. Wisconsin 7-2
16. Notre Dame 7-2
17. Cincinnati 8-1
18. Memphis 8-1
19. Boise St. 8-1
20. SMU 9-1
21. Navy 7-1
22. Texas 6-3
23. Iowa 6-3
24. Indiana 7-2
25. Oklahoma St. 6-3

The Rundown for November 1, 2019

HOUSE VOTES TO APPROVE IMPEACHMENT FRAMEWORK… The House voted 232-196 yesterday to approve the rules for its impeachment inquiry of President Trump. The measure detailed how the inquiry will move into a more public phase and sets out due process rights for Trump’s lawyers under the congressional inquiry. The president is accused of trying to pressure Ukraine into investigating unsubstantiated corruption claims against Joe Biden, and Biden’s son Hunter, who was on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma.

FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY AIDE TESTIFIES… In closed testimony before Congress yesterday, former National Security Aide Tim Morrison corroborated testimony that Trump sought a quid pro quo with Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden. Morrison, who listened to Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, testified during more than eight hours of testimony that he was told Trump wanted a top Ukrainian official to announce an investigation into Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Morrison said he was concerned the July 25 call transcript of the phone call would leak and have negative ramifications.

TRUMP ACCUSED OF BRIBING SENATORS… President Trump is facing bribery accusations for allegedly giving Republican senators fundraising cash ahead of an increasingly likely impeachment trial in the Senate. Politico reported yesterday that Trump is soliciting his supporters to raise money for a handful of loyal senators facing tough reelection bids in 2020. All of those senators have also signed a resolution condemning the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry. Richard Painter, an attorney who served as the chief White House ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration, warned that Trump appeared to be committing “felony bribery.”

KEYSTONE PIPELINE LEAK… More than 383,000 gallons of crude oil has leaked out of the controversial Keystone pipeline, North Dakota state environmental regulators announced yesterday. The spill affected about 22,500 square feet of land near Edinburg in Walsh County. According to regulators, it did not affect any sources of drinking water but did cover an estimated half-acre of wetland. The pipeline has been shut down since crews discovered the leak on Tuesday night.

CHICAGO TEACHERS STRIKE ENDS… The Chicago teachers strike ended yesterday after Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot and the union president agreed that teachers and students would make up five of the 11 days lost. Teachers voted to accept a tentative agreement with City Hall on Wednesday night but continued striking through yesterday while final details were being worked out. The strike affected about 350,000 students in the nation’s third largest district.

ENTERTAINMENT
CUBA GOODING JR. PLEADS NOT GUILTY… Cuba Gooding Jr. pleaded not guilty to new sexual misconduct charges in New York yesterday. The 51-year-old Oscar-winning actor turned himself in to the Manhattan district attorney’s office after being charged with forcible touching and third-degree sexual abuse. Gooding is accused of forcibly touching a woman last year at a Manhattan nightclub. He faces two other separate charges of forcible touching and third-degree sexual abuse.

IN THEATERS… “The Irishman” stars Jesse Plemons, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Anna Paquin in the story about a mob hitman who recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa. The film is rated R. “Motherless Brooklyn” tells the story about a private detective with Tourette’s Syndrome who tries to solve the murder of his only friend. The R-rated film stars Edward Norton. In “Terminator: Dark Fate,” Sarah Connor and a hybrid cyborg human must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future. The R-rated sequel stars Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

NBA SCORES
Miami 106 – ATLANTA 97… Kendrick Nunn scored 28 points to lead all scorers and lead the Heat past the Hawks.

NEW ORLEANS 122 – Denver 107… The Pelicans cruised past the Nuggets to notch their first victory of the season. Jahlil Oklafor led the way with 26 points. Brandon Ingram added 25 points. Frank Jackson dropped in 21 points off the bench.

L.A. CLIPPERS 103  – San Antonio 97… Kawhi Leonard scored 38 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Clippers handed the Spurs their first loss of the season. Montrezl Harrell pumped in 24 points.

TONIGHT’S NBA SCHEDULE
Houston is at Brooklyn…
Indiana hosts Cleveland…
Milwaukee is at Orlando…
Boston hosts New York…
Detroit is at Chicago…
Dallas hosts the L.A. Lakers…
Utah is at Sacramento…
Golden States hosts San Antonio

NHL SCORES
Calgary 6 – NASHVILLE 5 (OT)… The Flames erased a 4-1 third-period deficit on their way to outlasting the Predators. Matthew Tkachuk scored the tying goal with 39 seconds left in regulation and added the game-winner at 4:58 of overtime.

Montreal 5 – VEGAS 4… The Canadiens came from two goals down in the third period to upend the Golden Knights. Max Domi found the net 29 seconds into overtime. Brendan Gallagher netted the tying goal with 1:58 left in regulation.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
Philadelphia is at New Jersey…
the N.Y. Islanders host Tampa Bay…
Buffalo is at Washington…
Carolina hosts Detroit…
Columbus is at St. Louis…
Colorado hosts Dallas…
Vancouver is at Anaheim…
Winnipeg is at San Jose

NFL SCORE
San Francisco 28 – ARIZONA 25… Jimmy Garoppolo completed 28 of 37 passes for 317 yards and four touchdowns in leading the 49ers (8-0) past the Cardinals (3-5-1). Emmanuel Sanders had seven receptions for 112 yards and a touchdown.

SUNDAY’S NFL SCHEDULE
Houston (5-3) is at Jacksonville (4-4)…
Buffalo (5-2) hosts Washington (1-7)…
Minnesota (6-2) is at Kansas City (5-3)…
Miami (0-7) hosts the N.Y. Jets (6-1)…
Chicago (3-4) is at Philadelphia (4-4)…
Pittsburgh (3-4) hosts Indianapolis (5-2)…
Tennessee (4-4) is at Carolina (4-3)…
Oakland (3-4) hosts Detroit (3-3-1)…
Tampa Bay (2-5) is at Seattle (6-2)…
Denver (2-6) hosts Cleveland (2-5)…
Green Bay (7-1) is at the L.A. Chargers (3-5)…
Baltimore (5-2) hosts New England (8-0)

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Dallas (4-3) is at the N.Y. Giants (2-6)

TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCORES
#12 BAYLOR 17, West Virginia 14…
Georgia Southern 24, #20 APPALACHIAN STATE 21

SATURDAY’S TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
#4 Clemson hosts Wofford…
#6 Florida hosts #8 Georgia…
#7 Oregon is at Southern California…
#9 Utah is at Washington…
#11 Auburn hosts Mississippi…
#14 Michigan is at Maryland…
#15 SMU is at #24 Memphis…
#16 Notre Dame hosts Virginia Tech…
#17 Cincinnati is at East Carolina…
#21 Boise State is at San Jose State…
#22 Kansas State is at Kansas…
#23 Wake Forest hosts North Carolina State

The Rundown for October 25, 2019

DOJ INVESTIGATING ITS OWN RUSSIA PROBE… The New York Times reported yesterday that the Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into the origins of its own Russia probe. Analysts immediately expressed fear that it’s a sign that Trump is targeting people he considers to be his enemies. Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is in charge of the probe, now has the power to issue subpoenas for witness testimony and documents, to enlist a grand jury and to file criminal charges.

REPORT ASSAILS ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE… A 100-page inspector general’s report released yesterday claims the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection hasn’t fulfilled its core mission to turn around the Department of Veterans Affairs’ culture of retaliation against whistleblowers. The office became one of President Trump’s signature initiatives when it was created two years ago but the report says it has punished those it was intended to protect and held few wrongdoers accountable. The office has shown “significant deficiencies” from the top to the bottom, including poor leadership, uneven training, and a failure to discipline senior leaders for misconduct, according to the report.

EDUCATION SECRETARY DeVOS HELD IN CONTEMPT… A federal judge yesterday held Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt of court and imposed a $100,000 fine for violating an order to stop collecting on the student loans owed by students of a defunct for-profit college. The action was a response to the Trump administration’s admission earlier this year that it erroneously collected on the loans of some 16,000 borrowers who attended Corinthian Colleges despite being ordered to stop doing so. DeVos was named in the federal lawsuit but her $100,000 in monetary sanctions will be paid by the government.

TIM RYAN ENDS PRESIDENTIAL BID… Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio announced yesterday that he’s dropping out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race. The 46-year-old Ryan came up short in polling and donation requirements to qualify for the last two Democratic debates. When he launched his campaign in April, he said he was motivated to improve the economy following the closure of an Ohio auto plant. In other campaign news, Tulsi Gabbard announced last night that she won’t seek re-election to Congress so that she can concentrate on her presidential campaign. Gabbard, a Democrat who represents Hawaii’s second district, has been polling at less than 2 percent in her White House run.

LOS ANGELES-AREA FIRES PROMPT EVACUATIONS… At least 40,000 people north of Los Angeles were issued mandatory evacuation orders yesterday after two fires swept to the edges of residential neighborhoods. As of last night, authorities said there was no containment of either blaze. Flames were fanned by dry winds that were expected to reach 70 mph.

ENTERTAINMENT
SECRET SERVICE INTERVIEWED EMINEM… The Secret Service has turned over 40 pages of documents that proved agents interviewed rapper Eminem after the release of his 2018 album “Revival.” The interviews were a response to “threatening lyrics” from his rap “Framed.” A TMZ employee reported the lyrics hours after the entertainment gossip company wrote about the anti-Donald Trump references. The information was revealed as the result of a Freedom of Information Act request filed by BuzzFeed News.

IN THEATERS… In “Black and Blue,” a rookie police officer in New Orleans has to balance her identity as a black woman with her role as a police officer when she witnesses other police officers committing murder. Naomie Harris and Mike Colter star in the R-rated film. “The Last Full Measure” tells the story about an airman who is awarded the nation’s highest military honor 34 years after his death. Bradley Whitford and Samuel L. Jackson star in the R-rated film.

SPORTS
NBA SCORES
Atlanta 117 – DETROIT 100… Trae Young poured in 38 points to lead the Hawks past the Pistons. John Collins had 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Milwaukee 117 – HOUSTON 111… The Bucks erased a 16-point halftime deficit on their way past the Hawks. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points before fouling out in the fourth quarter. He also had 14 boards and 11 assists in his 15th career triple-double.

L.A. Clippers 141 – GOLDEN STATE 122… Lou Williams scored 22 points to lead six players in double figures as Clippers routed the Warriors. Kawhi Leonard had 21 points and Patrick Patterson added 20.

TONIGHT’S NBA SCHEDULE
Toronto is at Boston…
Charlotte hosts Minnesota…
New York is at Brooklyn…
Oklahoma City hosts Washington…
Chicago is at Memphis…
New Orleans hosts Dallas…
Phoenix is at Denver…
Sacramento hosts Portland…
Utah is at the L.A. Lakers

NHL SCORES
San Jose 4 – MONTREAL 2… The Sharks got a pair of power-play goals from Evander Kane in their win over the Canadiens.

N.Y. ISLANDERS 4 – Arizona 2… Josh Bailey had a goal and assist for the Islanders. Brock Nelson assisted on two goals.

N.Y. RANGERS 6 – Buffalo 2… Ryan Strome scored two goals for the Rangers. Brett Howden and Tony DeAngelo each had a goal and an assist.

COLUMBUS 4 – Carolina 3 (OT)… Can Atkinson’s goal 3:28 into overtime lifted the Blue Jackets over the Hurricanes. Ryan Murphy had a goal and an assist.

ST. LOUIS 5 – Los Angeles 2… Brayden Schenn found the net twice for the Blues. Alex Pietrangelo and Robert Thomas scored two minutes apart in the second period.

NASHVILLE 4 – Minnesota 0… Goalie Pekka Rinne stopped all 26 shots in shutting out the Wild. Four different players scored for the Predators.

Philadelphia 4 – CHICAGO 1… Kevin Hayes and James van Riemsdyk scored successive goals in the third period as the Flyers put away the Blackhawks. van Riemsdyk also had an assist.

DALLAS 2 – Anaheim 1… Denis Giurianov scored two first-period goals and the Stars hung on to edge the Ducks. Goalie Ben Bishop made 30 saves.

CALGARY 6 – Florida 5 (SO)… Matthew Tkachuk netted two goals in regulation and another in the shootout as the Flames outlasted the Panthers. Mark Giordano had a goal and an assist.

EDMONTON 4 – Washington 3… Leon Draisaitl’s second goal of the game came at 1:18 of overtime to send the Oilers past the Capitals. Connor McDavid scored the tying goal with 1:38 left in regulation.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
Colorado is at Vegas…
Toronto hosts San Jose…
Arizona is at New Jersey…
Ottawa hosts the N.Y. Islanders…
Buffalo is at Detroit…
Vancouver hosts Washington

NFL SCORE
MINNESOTA 19 – Washington 9… Dalvin Cook totaled 171 total yards and scored the game’s lone touchdown in the second quarter as the Vikings topped the Redskins. Dan Bailey booted four field goals to 40 yards.

SUNDAY’S NFL SCHEDULE
Seattle (5-2) is at Atlanta (1-6)…
Buffalo (5-1) hosts Philadelphia (3-4)…
the L.A. Chargers (2-5) are at Chicago (3-3)…
Detroit (2-3-1) hosts the N.Y. Giants (2-5)…
Tampa Bay (2-4) is at Tennessee (3-4)…
Indianapolis (4-2) hosts Denver (2-5)…
Cincinnati (0-7) is at the L.A. Rams (4-3)…
New Orleans (6-1) hosts Arizona (3-3-1)…
the N.Y. Jets (1-5) are at Jacksonville (3-4)…
San Francisco (6-0) hosts Carolina (4-2)…
Cleveland (2-4) is at New England (7-0)…
Texas (4-3) hosts Oakland (3-3)…
Green Bay (6-1) is at Kansas City (5-2)

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Miami (0-6) is at Pittsburgh (2-4)

TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCORE
#16 SMU 34, HOUSTON 31

SATURDAY’S TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
#1 Alabama hosts Arkansas…
#2 LSU hosts #9 Auburn…
#3 Ohio State hosts #13 Wisconsin…
#4 Clemson hosts Boston College…
#5 Oklahoma is at Kansas State…
#6 Penn State is at Michigan State…
#8 Notre Dame is at #19 Michigan…
#11 Oregon hosts Washington State…
#12 Utah hosts California…
#15 Texas is at TCU…
#17 Minnesota hosts Maryland…
#20 Iowa is at Northwestern…
#21 Appalachian State is at South Alabama…
#23 Iowa State hosts Oklahoma State…
#24 Arizona State is at UCLA

WORLD SERIES RESUMES TONIGHT… The nation’s capital will host a World Series game tonight for the first time since 1933 tonight when the Washington Nationals host the Houston Astros in Game 3. Washington won the first two games on the road. It’ll be a matchup of righthanders as the Nats send Anibal Sanchez to the mound, where he’ll be opposed by Zack Greinke. Sanchez went 11-8 on the regular season; Greinke was 18-5. First pitch is set for 8:97 p.m. Eastern and the game airs on Fox.

BARR NAMED IN WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT… Attorney General William Barr was named in the whistleblower complaint against President Trump. The complaint claims Barr was directly involved in the effort from Trump to “solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election.” According to the complaint, Trump instructed the Ukrainian president to follow up on the requests he’d made with Giuliani and Barr. The Justice Department had unsuccessfully tried to withhold names as being part of the alleged misconduct that sparked the complaint.

SENATE PASSES BILL TO CONTINUE GOVERNMENT FUNDING… The Senate yesterday passed stopgap spending legislation to prevent a looming government shutdown and retain federal funding through November 21. The bill was passed by an 81-16 vote and President Trump is expected to sign it. Funding would have expired on Monday.

ECONOMY GROWTH SLOWS… The Commerce Department reported yesterday that the U.S. economy’s growth slipped to an annualized rate of 2 percent in the second quarter. Rises of at least 3 percent had been recorded over the past year. According to analysts’ forecasts, global weakness and rising trade tensions will slow growth in the coming quarters.

PENTAGON RELEASES SUICIDE REPORT… The Pentagon’s annual suicide report released yesterday found there were 541 suicides among U.S. active duty, reserve and National Guard troops in 2018. According to the report, 187 Army soldiers, 77 Marines, 79 Navy sailors and 63 airmen in the active and reserve ranks took their own lives. The Army National Guard experienced 118 suicides, while the Air National Guard experienced 17. Rates among the active-duty ranks increased from 18.5 to 24.8 per 100,000 service members between 2013 and 2018.

INVESTIGATORS BLAME SOFTWARE IN 737 MAX CRASHES… An investigation released yesterday by the National Transportation Safety Board claims Boeing did not account for how new software would impact operation of the 737 Max. Investigators say software that was automated to move the plane’s tail and push the nose down also activated other malfunctions inside the cockpit. The 737 Max has been grounded while Boeing works on software updates.

ENTERTAINMENT
JENNIFER LOPEZ, SHAKIRA TO PERFORM AT HALFTIME SHOW… Jennifer Lopez and Shakira have signed on to perform at the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show. The game is scheduled for February 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The game will be aired on Fox, with broadcasts in 180 countries.

IN THEATERS… “Judy” tells the story about legendary performer Judy Garland, who arrives in London in 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. Renee Zellweger and Jessie Buckley star in the PG-13 film. In the animated feature “Abominable,” a magical Yeti must return to his family. It’s rated PG.

SPORTS
MLB
BASEBALL HEADING INTO FINAL WEEKEND… Two playoff spots are still at stake as Major League baseball heads into its final weekend of the regular season. Both postseason vacancies are in the American League, where neither wild-card spots have been filled. Oakland holds a one-game lead over Tampa Bay in the race for the top wild-card spot while Cleveland is two games back. The N.Y. Yankees, Minnesota and Houston have clinched their divisions. In the National League, the L.A. Dodgers have clinched the Western Division and Atlanta has clinched the Eastern. St. Louis holds a one-game lead over Milwaukee atop the Central Division but both teams have clinched a trip to the postseason. Washington leads Milwaukee by a game in the race for the top wild-card spot.

NL SCORES
Milwaukee 5, CINCINNATI 3…
L.A. Dodgers 1, SAN DIEGO 0…
SAN FRANCISCO 8, Colorado 3…
WASHINGTON 6, Philadelphia 3…
PITTSBURGH 9, Chi. Cubs 5…
Miami 4, N.Y. METS 2

AL SCORES
Minnesota 10, DETROIT 4…
TEXAS 7, Boston 5…
CHI. WHITE SOX 8, Cleveland 0…
L.A. ANGELS 4, Houston 3 (12 innings)…
Oakland 3, SEATTLE 1

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE
Cincinnati (Anthony DeSclafani, 9-9) is at Pittsburgh (Steven Brault, 4-6)…
Philadelphia (Vince Velasquez, 7-8) hosts Miami (Pablo Lopez, 5-8)…
Atlanta (Mike Foltynewicz, 8-5) is at the N.Y. Mets (Marcus Stroman, 3-2)…
St. Louis (Dakota Hudson, 16-7) hosts the Chi. Cubs (TBA)…
Milwaukee (Zach Davies, 10-7) is at Colorado (Chi Chi Gonzalez, 2-6)…
Arizona (Taylor Clarke, 5-5) hosts San Diego (Eric Lauer, 8-10)…
the L.A. Dodgers (Walker Buehler, 13-4) are at San Francisco (Johnny Cueto, 1-1)

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE
Detroit (Tyler Alexander, 1-4/TBA) is at the Chi. White Sox (Ivan Nova, 11-12/TBA for a doubleheader)…
Toronto (T.J. Zeuch, 1-1) hosts Tampa Bay (Tyler Glasnow, 6-1)…
Baltimore (Asher Wojciechowski, 3-8) is at Boston (Nathan Eovaldi, 2-0)…
Texas (Joe Palumbo, 0-2) hosts the N.Y. Yankees (James Paxton, 15-6)…
Detroit (TBA) is at the Chi. White Sox (TBA)…
Kansas City (Eric Skoglund, 0-2) hosts Minnesota (Jose Berrios, 13-8)…
Houston (Jose Urquidy, 1-1) is at the L.A. Angels (Patrick Sandoval, 0-3)

TODAY’S INTERLEAGUE SCHEDULE
Cleveland (Zach Plesac, 8-6) is at Washington (Austin Voth, 1-1)

NFL SCORE
Philadelphia (1-2) is at Green Bay (3-0)

SUNDAY’S NFL SCHEDULE
Tennessee (1-2) is at Atlanta (1-2)…
Buffalo (3-0) hosts New England (3-0)…
Kansas City (3-0) is at Detroit (2-0-1)…
Indianapolis (2-1) hosts Oakland (1-2)…
the L.A. Chargers (1-2) are at Miami (0-3)…
the N.Y. Giants (1-2) host Washington (0-3)…
Cleveland (1-2) is at Baltimore (2-1)…
Houston (2-1) hosts Carolina (1-2)…
Tampa Bay (1-2) is at the L.A. Rams (3-0)…
Arizona (0-2-1) hosts Seattle (2-1)…
Minnesota (2-1) is at Chicago (2-1)…
Denver (0-3) hosts Jacksonville (1-2)…
Dallas (3-0) is at New Orleans (1-2)

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Cincinnati (0-3) is at Pittsburgh (0-3)

TONIGHT’S TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
#12 Penn State is at Maryland…
#15 California hosts Arizona State

SATURDAY’S TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
#1 Clemson is at North Carolina…
#2 Alabama hosts Mississippi…
#5 Ohio State is at Nebraska…
#6 Oklahoma hosts Texas Tech…
#7 Auburn hosts Mississippi State…
#8 Wisconsin hosts Northwestern…
#9 Florida hosts Towson…
#10 Notre Dame hosts #18 Virginia…
#14 Iowa hosts Middle Tennessee…
#17 Washington hosts #21 Southern California…
#19 Utah hosts Washington State…
#20 Michigan hosts Rutgers…
#22 Central Florida hosts Connecticut…
#23 Texas A&M is at Arkansas…
#24 Kansas State is at Oklahoma State…
#25 Michigan State hosts Indiana

The Rundown for September 13, 2019

COMMITTEE AUTHORIZES TRUMP IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTION… The House judiciary committee voted along party lines yesterday to authorize a resolution giving the panel more power to investigate President Trump as part of potential impeachment proceedings. The resolution allows committee chairman Jerry Nadler to hold committee hearings on the issue. Nadler says the investigation focuses on Trump’s conduct, which he said, “poses a threat to our democracy.”

EPA REPEALS CLEAN-WATER REGULATION… The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday has completed the Trump administration’s repeal of an Obama-era regulation that limited the use of polluting chemicals near bodies of water, streams and wetlands. President Trump said the regulation impinged on the rights of farmers and rural landowners. Environmentalists were outraged that the administration wants to cut back on clean-water enforcement.

PROSECUTORS AUTHORIZED TO INDICT McCABE… The Justice Department has reportedly authorized prosecutors to pursue an indictment against former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe for lying to investigators. According to the Washington Post, the DOJ has notified McCabe’s legal team about the move. McCabe has been accused of lying to instigators about a Hillary Clinton email investigation and an investigation into the Clinton family foundation. The DOJ’s inspector general said McCabe lied four times, including three times under oath.

NTSB RELEASES PRELIMINARY DIVE-BOAT FIRE REPORT… The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on the dive-boat fire that killed 34 people off the Southern California coast on September 2. The report claimed that all six crew members were asleep aboard the boat, which was a violation of Coast Guard rules. The cause of the blaze has yet to be determined. Crews raised the wreckage of the boat yesterday from waters off Santa Cruz Island.

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATORS PASS FACIAL-RECOGNITION BAN… Lawmakers in California yesterday passed a three-year ban on state and local law enforcement from using body cameras with facial recognition software. The State Assembly voted 42-18 for the bill after a vote in favor by the Senate on Wednesday. It will now head to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk for signing and it would take effect on the first of the year. The legislation prohibits officers from running facial recognition in real time or after the fact on footage collected by body cameras. Critics say the technology poses a threat to civil liberties.

ENTERTAINMENT
‘SNL’ TO SPORT THREE NEW CASTMEMBERS… Producers announced yesterday that “Saturday Night Live” will have three new featured players when it returns later this month for season 45. The new castmembers include Bowen Yang, Chloe Fineman and stand-up comedian Shane Gillis. The new season premieres on Saturday, September 28 with Woody Harrelson hosting and Billie Eilish as the musical guest.

IN THEATERS… “The Goldfinch” centers on a boy in New York who is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Oakes Fegley and Ansel Elgort star in the R-rated drama. “Hustler” tells the story about a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. The R-rated comedy stars Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez. In “The Sound of Silence,” a man who calibrates the sound in people’s homes in order to adjust their moods meets a client with a problem he can’t solve. Peter Sarsgaard and Rashida Jones star in the unrated film.

SPORTS
MLB
NL SCORES
Milwaukee 3 – MIAMI 2… Four relievers blanked the Marlins over the final five innings as the Brewers held on for the win. Ryan Braun homered with a runner aboard.

N.Y. METS 11 – Arizona 1… Marcus Stroman (8-13) allowed just a run on four hits over 6-1/3 innings and got plenty of support in the Mets’ win. Juan Lugares unloaded a grand slam and added a two-run homer. Todd Frazier, Robinson Cano, Tomás Nido and Michael Conforto also went deep.

St. Louis 10 – COLORADO 3… The Cardinals got solo homers from Dexter Fowler, Kolten Wong, Rangel Ravelo, Marcell Ozuna and Harrison Bader in their pounding of the Rockies. Matt Carpenter lined a two-run double.

Chi. Cubs 4 – SAN DIEGO 1… Yu Darvish (6-6) pitched two-hit ball and struck out 14 over six scoreless innings as the Cubs cruised past the Padres. Ian Happ singled home two runs for Chicago.

Pittsburgh 4 – SAN FRANCISCO 2… Joe Musgrove (10-12) held the Giants to four hits over five scoreless innings and the Pirates breezed to the win. Jacob Stallings had a couple of hits, including a solo homer.

PHILADELPHIA 9 – Atlanta 5… Adam Haseley, Jean Segura and J.T. Realmuto hit two-run homers for the Phillies in their defeat of the Braves. Cesar Hernandez added a solo shot and an RBI single.

AL SCORES
N.Y. Yankees 10 – DETROIT 4… Luke Voit and Edwin Encarnacion blasted two-run homers as the Yankees downed the Tigers in the doubleheader opener. Voit also produced an RBI single. Didi Gregorius legged out a two-run triple and Cameron Maybin doubled home two runs.

N.Y. Yankees 6 – DETROIT 4… Aaron Judge and Gio Urshela both homered with a runner aboard as the Yankees completed a sweep of the twinbill. DJ LeMahieu went 3-for-5 with an RBI.

Kansas City 6 – CHI. WHITE SOX 3… Hunter Dozier went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer as the Royals doubled up on the White Sox. Jorge Soler also went deep.

Boston 7 – TORONTO 4… Marco Hernandez stroked a two-run double and Brock Holt drove in two runs with a pair of singles in the Red Sox’ victory. Mookie Betts went 3-for-5 and scored twice.

TEXAS 6 – Tampa Bay 4… Nick Solak slugged a two-run homer for the Rangers. Rougned Odor also went deep.

Oakland 3 – HOUSTON 2… Matt Olson’s two-run homer in the top of the third inning gave the Athletics a three-run lead and they held on to edge the Astros. Homer Bailey (13-8) limited Houston to a run on three hits over 5-1/3 innings.

INTERLEAGUE SCORES
L.A. Dodgers 4 – BALTIMORE 2… The Dodgers scored three times in the top of the sixth inning to put away the Orioles. Corey Seager and Enrique Hernandez raced home with the tying and go-ahead runs on a passed ball. Eight pitchers held Baltimore at bay.

Washington 12 – MINNESOTA 6… Anthony Rendon homered and doubled home two runs as the Nationals handled the Twins. Juan Soto homered with a runner aboard. Adam Eaton added a solo shot.

Cincinnati 11 – SEATTLE 5… The Reds erased a 5-2 seventh-inning deficit to blow away the Mariners. Freddy Galvis unloaded a grand slam. Curt Casali and Eugenio Suarez connected for two-run homers.

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE
Pittsburgh (Steven Brault, 4-4) is at the Chi. Cubs (Jon Lester, 12-10)…
Washington (Max Scherzer, 10-5) hosts Atlanta (Mike Soroka, 11-4)…
the L.A. Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw, 13-5) are at the N.Y. Mets (Noah Syndergaard, 10-7)…
St. Louis (Adam Wainwright, 11-9) hosts Milwaukee (Adrian Houser, 6-5)…
San Diego (Joey Lucchesi, 10-7) is at Colorado (Jeff Hoffman, 1-6)…
Arizona (Mike Leake, 2-2) hosts Cincinnati (Luis Castillo, 14-6)…
Miami (Sandy Alcantara, 5-12) is at San Francisco (Tyler Beede, 4-9)

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE
the N.Y. Yankees (Masahiro Tanaka, 10-8) are at Toronto (Anthony Kay, 0-0)…
Detroit (Jordan Zimmermann, 1-10) hosts Baltimore (Aaron Brooks, 4-8)…
Minnesota (Jake Odorizzi, 14-6) is at Cleveland (Aaron Civale, 3-3)…
Texas (Brock Burke, 0-1) hosts Oakland (Chris Bassitt, 10-5)…
Houston (Gerrit Cole, 16-5) is at Kansas City (Danny Duffy, 6-6)…
the L.A. Angels (Andrew Heaney, 4-4) host Tampa Bay (Charlie Morton, 14-6)…
the Chi. White Sox (Dylan Covey, 1-8) are at Seattle (Yusei Kikuchi, 6-9)

NFL SCORE
Tampa Bay 20 – CAROLINA 14… The Buccaneers (1-1) used a late goal-line stand to hold off the Panthers (0-2). Jameis Winston passed for 208 yards and a touchdown.

SUNDAY’S NFL SCHEDULE
San Francisco (1-0) is at Cincinnati (0-1)…
Detroit (0-0-1) hosts the L.A. Chargers (1-0)…
Minnesota (1-0) is at Green Bay (1-0)…
Tennessee (1-0) hosts Indianapolis (0-1)…
New England (1-0) is at Miami (0-1)…
the N.Y. Giants (0-1) host Buffalo (1-0)…
Seattle (1-0) is at Pittsburgh (0-1)…
Washington (0-1) hosts Dallas (1-0)…
Arizona (0-0-1) is at Baltimore (1-0)…
Houston (0-0-1) hosts Jacksonville (0-0-1)…
Kansas City (1-0) is at Oakland (1-0)…
Denver (0-1) hosts Chicago (0-1)…
New Orleans (1-0) is at the L.A. Rams (1-0)…
Atlanta (0-1) hosts Philadelphia (1-0)

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Cleveland (0-1) are at the N.Y. Jets (0-1)

TONIGHT’S TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
#20 Washington State (2-0) is at Houston (1-1)

SATURDAY’S TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
#1 Clemson (2-0) is at Syracuse (1-1)…
#2 Alabama (2-0) is at South Carolina (1-1)…
#3 Georgia (2-0) hosts Arkansas State (1-1)…
#4 LSU (2-0) hosts Northwestern State (0-2)…
#5 Oklahoma (2-0) is at UCLA (0-2)…
#6 Ohio State (2-0) is at Indiana (2-0)…
#7 Notre Dame (1-0) hosts New Mexico (1-0)…
#8 Auburn (2-0) hosts Kent State (1-1)…
#9 Florida (2-0) is at Kentucky (2-0)…
#11 Utah (2-0) hosts Idaho State (1-0)…
#12 Texas (1-1) is at Rice (0-2)…
#13 Penn State (2-0) hosts Pittsburgh (1-1)…
#15 Oregon (1-1) hosts Montana (2-0)…
#16 Texas A&M (1-1) hosts Lamar (2-0)…
#17 Central Florida (2-0) hosts Stanford (1-1)…
#18 Michigan State (2-0) hosts Arizona State (2-0)…
#19 Iowa (2-0) is at Iowa State (1-0)…
#21 Maryland (2-0) is at Temple (1-0)…
#22 Boise State (2-0) hosts Portland State (1-1)…
#23 Washington (1-1) hosts Hawai’i (2-0)…
#24 Southern California (2-0) is at BYU (1-1)…
#25 Virginia (2-0) hosts Florida State (1-1)

The Rundown for September 9, 2019

TALIBAN CRITICIZE TRUMP FOR ENDING PEACE TALKS… The Taliban have criticized President Trump’s last-minute decision to end months-long peace talks. The group released a statement claiming the pullout has harmed the U.S.’ reputation, called attention to its anti-peace stance and will lead to increased financial cost and loss in lives. Trump said he ended the negotiations due to a Taliban bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, that killed an American soldier.

MARK SANFORD TO CHALLENGE TRUMP IN GOP PRIMARY… Former South Carolina governor and congressman Mark Sanford has launched a campaign to challenge Donald Trump in the GOP primary. Sanford joins Joe Walsh of Illinois on the Republican primary ticket. Both are considered long-shot candidates as Trump’s approval ratings among Republican party voters is consistently in the high-80 percent range.

DIVE BOAT OWNERS’ OFFICE SEARCHED… Authorities with warrants yesterday searched the offices of the company that owned the dive boat that 34 people died aboard in a fire last week. The dive boat Conception had passed its two most recent inspections, according to Coast Guard records. Conceptions owners have filed a lawsuit under a pre-Civil War maritime law that removes the company’s liability because the boat was deemed seaworthy.

FOUR MISSING AFTER SHIP OVERTURNS OFF GEORGIA… The Coast Guard says four crew members are unaccounted for after a large cargo ship overturned and caught fire near Brunswick, Georgia, yesterday morning. The 656-foot vehicle carrier had 23 crew members and one pilot on board. Officials say the ship was leaving Brunswick when it drastically leaned to its side and capsized.

NEW YORK GOVERNOR TAKES STAND AGAINST VAPING… New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is seeking the state’s Department of Health in urging people to stop vaping amid concerns over a lung disease linked to electronic cigarettes that has sickened hundreds of people throughout the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of vaping-related illnesses has jumped to at least 450 cases in 33 states. At least five deaths have been linked to vaping-related respiratory illness.

ENTERTAINMENT
TOOL TOPS ALBUM CHART… Tool’s first album in 13 years, “Fear Inoculum,” sold 270,000 units to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Taylor Swift’s “Lover” dropped to No. 2 after selling 178,000 copies. Lana Del Ray’s “Norman F***ing Rockwell!” opened in third place with 104,000 units sold. Lil Tecca’s “We Love You Tecca” sold 68,000 copies to finish fourth. Young Thug’s “So Much Fun” slipped to fifth place on sales of 61,000 units.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE… “It: Chapter Two” raked in $91 million to blow away the weekend box office. “Angel has Fallen” finished in a distant second place after taking in $6 million. “Good Boys” made $5.3 million to finish third. “The Lion King” came in at No. 4 with $4.1 million. “Overcomer” capped the top five with $3.7 million.

SPORTS
NFL SCORES
Tennessee 43 – CLEVELAND 13… Marcus Mariota threw three touchdown passes, including a 75-yarder on a screen to Derrick Henry, as the Titans pounded the Browns. Tight end Delanie Walker hauled in two fourth-quarter TD catches as Tennessee’s defense was intercepting Baker Mayfield three times.

L.A. Rams 30 – Carolina 27… Todd Gurley ran for 64 of his 97 yards in the fourth quarter as the Rams grinded out a 30-27 win over the Panthers. Malcolm Brown ran for a pair of scores.

Baltimore 59 – MIAMI 10… Lamar Jackson passed for five touchdowns as the Ravens built a 42-10 halftime lead and coasted past the Dolphins. Marquise Brown had four receptions for 147 yards and two TDs.

Kansas City 40 – JACKSONVILLE 26… Patrick Mahomes threw for 378 yards and three touchdowns in the Chiefs’ win over the Jaguars. Sammy Watkins had nine receptions for a career-high 198 yards and three TDs. Jacksonville QB Nick Foles broke his left clavicle in the first quarter and is expected to be put on injured reserve after undergoing surgery today.

MINNESOTA 28 – Atlanta 12… Dalvin Cook rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns as the Vikings pounded the Falcons. Safety Anthony Harris intercepted two passes and recovered a fumble.

Buffalo 17 – N.Y. JETS 16… The Bills scored 17 unanswered second-half points to upend the Jets. Josh Allen hit John Brown on a go-ahead 37-yard pass play with 3 minutes left.

PHILADELPHIA 32 – Washington 27… The Eagles came from 17 points down to topple the Redskins. Carson Wentz completed 28 of 39 passes for 313 yards and three scores. He hit LeSean Jackson with 51- and 53-yard touchdown passes.

L.A. CHARGERS 30 – Indianapolis 24 (OT)… Austin Ekeler scored his third touchdown of the game on a 7-yard run with 5:01 remaining in overtime as the Chargers outlasted the Colts after blowing a second-half lead. Ekeler totaled 154 yards from scrimmage Philip Rivers tossed three touchdown passes.

SEATTLE 21 – Cincinnati 20… Russell Wilson hit Tyler Lockett for a go-ahead 44-yard touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter and the Seahawks held off the Bengals. Chris Carson caught a 10-yard TD toss and ran 1 yard for a score.

Detroit 27 – ARIZONA 27 (OT)… The Lions and Cardinals played to a tie after Arizona rallied from 18 points down in the fourth quarter to force overtime. The teams traded field goals in the extra period but couldn’t determine the winner.

DALLAS 35 – N.Y. Giants 17… Dak Prescott passed for 405 yards and four touchdowns as the Cowboys handled the Giants. Michael Gallup had seven catches for 158 yards and Amari Cooper caught six passes for 106 yards.

San Francisco 31 – TAMPA BAY 17… Richard Sherman and Ahkello Witherspoon returned two of the 49ers three interceptions for touchdowns on the way to the win. Robbie Gould booted three field goals for San Francisco, which had three TDs negated by penalties.

NEW ENGLAND 33 – Pittsburgh 3… Tom Brady found Phillip Dorsett with two of his three touchdown passes in an easy win over the Steelers. New England held Pittsburgh to just 32 yards rushing.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Houston is at New Orleans…
Oakland hosts Denver

MLB
NL SCORES
CINCINNATI 4 – Arizona 3… Relief pitcher Michael Lorenzen delivered a pinch-hit double in the bottom of the ninth inning to score Jose Peraza with the winning run in the Reds’ win over the Diamondbacks. Eugenio Suarez’s solo homer tied the game in the eighth. Suarez also homered with a runner aboard in the third.

Philadelphia 10 – N.Y. METS 7… The Phillies erased an early three-run deficit in outslugging the Mets. Maikel Franco and Scott Kingery hit two-run homers. Adam Haseley added a solo shot.

Washington 9 – ATLANTA 4… Asdrubal Cabrera went 4-for-5 and drove in four runs as the Nationals downed the Braves. Adam Eaton homered and doubled home a run. Yan Gomes hit a pair of solo homers. Juan Soto also went deep. Max Scherzer (10-5) held Atlanta to a run on two hits over six innings.

St. Louis 2 – PITTSBURGH 0… Jack Flaherty (10-7) pitched five-hit ball over eight innings and Carlos Martinez completed the Cardinals’ blanking of the Pirates. Harrison Bader singled home a run and Paul Goldschmidt stroked an RBI double for St. Louis.

MILWAUKEE 8 – Chi. Cubs 5… Tyler Austin’s three-run homer capped a five-run bottom of the fourth inning and the Brewers held off the Cubs. Eric Thames also homered for Milwaukee.

L.A. DODGERS 5 – San Francisco 0… Six pitchers combined on a four-hitter as the Dodgers shut out the Giants and reduced their magic number for clinching the NL West to two. Matt Beaty hit a two-run homer and Corey Seager added a three-run blast.

SAN DIEGO 2 – Colorado 1 (10 innings)… Wil Myers singled home Manny Machado with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Padres edged the Rockies. Drew Butera lifted a third-inning sacrifice fly for San Diego.

AL SCORES
Texas 10 – BALTIMORE 4… The Rangers pounded out 20 hits in their drubbing of the Orioles. Nick Solak went 3-for-4 with four RBIs. Shin-Soo Choo had three hits and two RBIs. Ronald Guzman and Rougned Odor hit solo homers.

TAMPA BAY 8 – Toronto 3… Avisail Garcia went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBIs in leading the Rays past the Blue Jays. Austin Meadows smacked a solo homer.

HOUSTON 21 – Seattle 1… Yordan Alvarez went 4-for-6 and knocked in six runs to lead the Astros in their dismantling of the Mariners. George Springer belted a three-run homer. Jake Marisnick added a two-run shot.

Cleveland 5 – MINNESOTA 2… Mike Clevinger (11-2) limited the Twins to two runs on four hits over 6-1/3 innings. Carlos Santana and Francisco Lindor hit bases-empty homers. Franmil Reyes produced a two-run single.

CHI. WHITE SOX 5 – L.A. Angels 1… Four White Sox pitchers held the Angels to a run on five hits. Jose Abreu and Danny Mendick hit solo homers.

OAKLAND 3 – Detroit 1… Sean Manaea (1-0) allowed just a run on two hits and struck out 10 in his 2019 debut after missing more than a year following shoulder surgery. Khris Davis’ two-run double in the bottom of the fourth inning proved to be the difference.

N.Y. Yankees 10 – BOSTON 5… Gleyber Torres homered with a runner aboard and finished with four RBIs as the Yankees doubled up on the Red Sox. Mike Tauchman also hit a two-run homer. Aaron Judge homered and doubled home a run.

INTERLEAGUE SCORE
MIAMI 9 – Kansas City 0… Sandy Alcantara (5-12) tossed a four-hit shutout and got plenty of support in the Marlins’ bombing of the Royals. Starlin Castro homered and doubled in a run. Harold Ramirez and Lewis Brinson each added two RBIs.

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE
Atlanta (Mike Foltynewicz, 5-5) is at Philadelphia (Aaron Nola, 12-4)…
the N.Y. Mets (Jacob deGrom, 8-8) host Arizona (Merrill Kelly, 10-13)…
Milwaukee (Jordan Lyles, 10-8) is at Miami (Robert Dugger, 0-1)…
San Francisco (Trevor Williams, 7-6) hosts Pittsburgh (Madison Bumgarner, 9-8)…
San Diego (Cal Quantrill, 6-6) hosts the Chi. Cubs (Kyle Hendricks, 9-9)

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE
the N.Y. Yankees (James Paxton, 12-6) are at Boston (Eduardo Rodriguez, 17-5)…
Houston (Zach Greinke, 14-5) hosts Oakland (Mike Fiers, 14-3)…
Cleveland (Shane Bieber, 13-7) is at the L.A. Angels (Patrick Sandoval, 0-2)

U.S. OPEN TENNIS… Rafael Nadal held off Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 yesterday to capture the U.S. Open and win his 19th major. It took Nadal 4 hours and 50 minutes to win the tournament for the fourth time. Medvedev was trying to become the first man since 1949 two the tourney final after dropping the first two sets.

DORIAN NEARING CAROLINAS… Hurricane warning and watches are in effect throughout parts of Florida and the Carolinas as Dorian continues its approach. The National Hurricane Center expects the storm to spin toward Charleston, South Carolina, this morning and skirt the coast until making landfall somewhere in the Carolinas tomorrow. The hurricane is already blamed for the deaths of at least 20 people in the northern Bahamas. Conditions forced the cancellation of about 800 flights in the Southeast yesterday.

DEFENSE FUNDS DIVERTED FOR WALL CONSTRUCTION… The Pentagon yesterday released the list of 127 Defense Department projects that will be set aside as part of a Trump administration plan to divert $3.6 billion toward the construction of a wall along the border with Mexico. The projects affected included the building of schools and daycare centers for military families, hazardous waste warehouse facilities and fire stations. President Trump declared a national emergency earlier this year to access the funds from the military construction budget.

FORMER WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL ACQUITTED… The three-week trial of former White House counsel Greg Craig concluded yesterday with the jury acquitting him on a charge of lying to the Justice Department about work he had done on behalf of Ukraine in 2012. The Justice Department claimed that Craig was acting as a foreign agent when he and his former law firm were hired to write a report about a high-profile political trial. The Justice Department accused Craig of acting as a foreign agent and failing to register his activity. Federal prosecutors filed charges after Craig allegedly made misleading statements to avoid the need to register. Craig served as special counsel to President Bill Clinton and was White House counsel in the first year of the Obama administration.

HOUSE PANEL SUBPOENAS OVER ALLEGED PARDON OFFERS… The House Judiciary Committee has filed subpoenas in response to President Trump’s alleged attempts to offer pardons to officials “carrying out his illegal and cruel immigration policies. The committee wants the Department of Homeland Security to turn over materials related to the matter. According to the New York Times, Trump told then-Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan that he would pardon him if he went to jail for illegally blocking migrants from entering the U.S. McAleenan, who currently serves as the acting Homeland Security secretary, has until September 17 to submit the requested materials.

EXECUTION IN TEXAS… A Texas death row inmate convicted in the fatal stabbing of an 89-year-old woman and her daughter in 2003 was executed in Texas last night. 64-year-old Billy Jack Crutsinger was administered a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the killings of Pearl Magouirk and her 71-year-old daughter, Patricia Syren. Crutsinger killed the two women and stole Syren’s car and credit card after entering the home under the pretense of a handyman.

ENTERTAINMENT
MAN CHARGED FOR SELLING MAC MILLER A FATAL DOSE OF DRUGS… The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced yesterday that a California man is facing charges related to his alleged sale of counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl to Mack Miller before the rapper’s death in September 2018. The 26-year-old Miller died after snorting the bogus painkillers, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed yesterday. Prosecutors also allege that 28-year-old Cameron James Pettit supplied Miller with other drugs prior to his death. An autopsy found that Miller, whose real name was Malcolm McCormick, died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.

POLITE INTRUDER AT TAYLOR SWIFT’S HOME ARRESTED… Police in Westerly, Rhode Island, confirmed yesterday that they arrested a 26-year-old man who allegedly broke into Taylor Swift’s beachfront mansion on Friday. Officers responding to an alarm at the property found the suspect, Richard Joseph McEwan, barefoot inside. When asked why he had removed his shoes, McEwan explained that he had been taught that it was polite to take off your shoes before entering someone’s home. Charges against him include breaking and entering and willful trespassing.

SPORTS
MLB
NL SCORES
N.Y. Mets 8 – WASHINGTON 4… Pete Alonso blasted his 45th homer to take the MLB lead and the Mets doubled up on the Nationals. Robinson Cano and Juan Lagares also went deep. Jeff McNeil stroked a pair of run-scoring singles.

CINCINNATI 8 – Philadelphia 5… The Reds recovered to down the Phillies after blowing a 5-0 lead. Jose Iglesias drilled a go-ahead solo homer in the bottom of the seventh inning. Reliever Michael Lorenzen (1-4) hit a two-run homer in the eighth and finished the game playing center field. He became the first player since Babe Ruth on June 13, 1921, to hit a homer, play the outfield and be the winning pitcher in the same game.

PITTSBURGH 6 – Miami 5… Elias Diaz homered to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning and Bryan Reynolds came through with a walkoff two-run single as the Pirates rallied past the Marlins. Adam Frazier went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple.

San Francisco 9 – ST. LOUIS 8… The Giants fought their way past the Cardinals after blowing four- and three-run leads. Kevin Pillar connected for a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning. Brandon Crawford blasted a three-run shot. Mike Yastrzemski also went deep.

ARIZONA – San Diego 1… Zac Gallen (3-4) limited the Padres to one hit over seven scoreless innings and the Diamondbacks pulled off the win. Ketel Marte broke a scoreless tie with a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning.

L.A. DODGERS 7 – Colorado 3… Joc Pederson homered twice and knocked in three runs to lead the Dodgers past the Rockies.

AL SCORES
N.Y. YANKEES 4 – Texas 1… Aaron Judge homered with a runner aboard and Gleyber Torres added a solo shot as the Yankees cruised to the win. Five pitchers held the Rangers scoreless over the first eight innings.

BOSTON 6 – Minnesota 2… Mookie Betts went 4-for-5 with a pair of homers and five RBIs in leading the Red Sox past the Twins. Eduardo Rodriguez (17-5) pitched five-hit ball over seven scoreless innings.

CLEVELAND 8 – Chi. White Sox 6… Yu Chang’s two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning proved to be the difference in the Indians’ win over the White Sox. Franmil Reyes blasted a two-run homer. Oscar Mercado went 3-for-4 with an RBI single. Shane Bieber (13-7) gave up two runs on six hits over seven innings.

KANSAS CITY 5 – Detroit 4… The Royals erased a 3-0 deficit on their way past the Tigers. Jorge Soler homered. Alex Gordon went 3-for-3 with a run-scoring single. Hunter Dozer had three hits and scored twice.

OAKLAND 4 – L.A. Angels 0… Tanner Roark (9-8) surrendered five hits over 6-2/3 innings and got help from two relievers in the shutout of the Angels. Marcus Semien homered with a runner aboard for the Athletics. Jurickson Profar and Sean Murphy also went deep.

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE
Philadelphia (Jason Vargas, 6-7) is at Cincinnati (Sonny Gray, 10-6)…
St. Louis (Dakota Hudson, 14-6) hosts San Francisco (Logan Webb, 1-0)…
Miami (Elieser Hernandez, 3-5) is at Pittsburgh (Dario Agrazal, 4-3)…
Milwaukee (Chase Anderson, 6-4) hosts the Chi. Cubs (Jose Quintana, 12-8)…
Washington (Stephen Strasburg, 16-5) is at Atlanta (Max Fried, 15-4)

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE
the Chi. White Sox (Reynaldo Lopez, 8-12) are at Cleveland (Zach Plesac, 7-5)…
Kansas City (Glenn Sparkman, 3-10) hosts Detroit (Matthew Boyd, 7-10)…
the L.A. Angels (Jose Suarez, 2-5) are at Oakland (Chris Bassitt, 9-5)…
Baltimore (Dylan Bundy, 6-13) hosts Texas (Kolby Allard, 3-0)…
Minnesota (Martin Perez, 9-6) is at Boston (Nathan Eovaldi, 1-0)…
Tampa Bay (Austin Pruitt, 2-0) hosts Toronto (Trent Thornton, 4-9)…
Seattle (Marco Gonzales, 14-11) is at Houston (Wade Miley, 13-4)

U.S. OPEN TENNIS… 19-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu continued her magical run by defeating Elise Mertens yesterday to reach the semifinal round of the U.S. Open. The 15th-seeded Adnreescu next faces 13th-seeded Belinda Bencic, a 7-6, 6-3 winner over Donna Vekic. Fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina takes on eighth-seeded Serena Williams today in the women’s other semifinal. In the men’s quarterfinals, 24th-seeded Matteo Berrettini eliminated 13th-seeded Gael Monfils’s 3-6 6-3 6-2 3-6 7-6(5) and second-seeded Rafael Nadal downed 20th-seeded Diego Schartzman 6-4, 7-5, 6-2. The two winners meet in a semifinal-round match tomorrow. Fifth-seeded Daniil Mevedev and unseeded Grigor Dimitrov battle in the other semifinal matchup.