The Rundown for December 25, 2019

FORMER FBI DIRECTOR SAYS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS WITHHOLDING EVIDENCE… Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe is accusing the Trump administration of withholding evidence related to his wrongful termination lawsuit. A declaration filed by McCabe’s attorney yesterday claims that several agencies and 30 individuals have yet to hand over any materials requested as part of his lawsuit against the FBI and the Department of Justice following his firing in March 2018. McCabe was ousted just two days before he was set to retire after a Justice Department inspector general report found that he had repeatedly misstated his involvement in a news media disclosure regarding an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation. McCabe contends his firing was the result of Trump’s plan to rid the agency of leaders he perceives as disloyal to him.

GIULIANI FALSELY CLAIMS HE WAS U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL… President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is facing backlash for falsely claiming on his Facebook page that he is a “former attorney general of the United States.” The page also describes Giuliani as a “government official” even though he holds no official government position. Giuliani did serve as U.S. associate attorney general under President Ronald Regan from 1981 to 1983.

BLOOMBERG CAMPAIGN CALLS MADE BY INMATES… The Intercept reported yesterday that Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg used prison labor to make campaign calls. The report claims the calls were arranged by a New Jersey-based company that runs two of its call centers out of state prisons. Inmates at a minimum-security women’s prison were allegedly making calls to California and were required to disclose at the end of the calls that they were paid by the Bloomberg campaign. The Bloomberg campaign says it ended its relationship with the call-center company after the story was published.

U.S. RECALLS AMBASSADOR TO ZAMBIA… The State Department has confirmed that it has recalled ambassador to Zambia after he waded into a dispute over gay and lesbian rights with the president of the southern African nation. Diplomat Daniel Foote was recalled after Zambian President Edgar Lungu announced he would no longer work with him. The American envoy last month criticized 15-year prison sentences handed down to two gay men convicted of having sex. Sexual relations among gay Zambians, even consensual, is illegal.

FORMER MARINE REMAINS IN RUSSIAN CUSTODY… A U.S. Marine accused of espionage will remain held in Russia until at least March following a court ruling in Moscow yesterday. 49-year-old Paul Whelan faces up to 20 years in prison on the spying charge. He claims he was in Russia to attend a wedding last year when he was taken into custody. Prosecutors say Whelan was caught with a flash drive that contained Russian “state secrets.”

ENTERTAINMENT
RAPPER DaBABY FACING CHARGES… Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby was cited on counts of misdemeanor possession of marijuana and resisting an officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, just hours after he performed a concert and gave away toys to children on Monday. Police officers working outside the concert venue noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the van that the rapper was traveling in and could see marijuana in plain view through the windows. DaBaby allegedly walked away from officers and refused to talk to them when they approached him following the show.

MILEY CYRUS, LIAM HEMSWORTH REACH DIVORCE SETTLEMENT… Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have reportedly reached a settlement in their divorce. Hemsworth cited irreconcilable differences in his divorce filing last August. The divorce won’t become final for six months.

SPORTS
COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL SCORE
Hawai’i 38, BYU 34 in the Hawai’i Bowl

TODAY’S NBA SCHEDULE
Boston is at Toronto…
Philadelphia hosts Milwaukee…
Houston is at Golden State…
the L.A. Lakers host the L.A. Clippers…
New Orleans is at Denver

The Rundown for December 23, 2019

UKRAINE AID DETAILED IN WHITE HOUSE EMAILS… New documents released over the weekend indicate that the White House made an effort to withhold Ukraine defense aid less than two hours after President Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The funds are at the center of Trump’s impeachment, as Trump is accused of using them to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political rival Joe Biden. Redacted conversations between the White House Office of Management and Budget and the Pentagon comprised 146 pages of emails the Center for Public Integrity received through a Freedom of Information Act request and court order. The conversations included Trump political appointee Mike Duffey’s request that the funds be withheld.

PILEUP ON INTERSTATE INJURES DOZENS IN VIRGINIA… Dozens of people suffered injuries ranging from minor to critical in a 69-car pileup in Virginia yesterday morning. The pileup occurred on Interstate 64 in York County near Williamsburg and shut down traffic for hours in both directions. Virginia State Police had issued a warning for fog and ice along a bridge prior to the crash.

TWO IN CUSTODY AFTER CHICAGO SHOOTINGS THAT INJURED 13… Chicago police have taken two people into custody following a shootout that injured 13 people early yesterday at a memorial service on Chicago’s south side. Authorities say the gunfire broke out after a scuffle that began in a home spilled out into the street. The injured range in age between 16 and 48. The memorial service was for a person who was fatally shot in Chicago last April.

SPACE STATION-BOUND CRAFT ABORTS MISSION… The unmanned Boeing Starliner spacecraft successfully landed in New Mexico yesterday morning after a failed mission to the International Space Station. The spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral on Friday and was slated to stay at the space station until December 28. An “automation” error was blamed for the Starliner’s inability to reach its correct orbit.

GAS PRICES DROP 4 CENTS… The average for a gallon of regular-grade gasoline dropped 4 cents per gallon to $2.61 over the past two weeks, according to a nationwide survey of gas stations released yesterday. Prices are 18 cents higher than they were a year ago, the Lundberg Survey noted. San Diego had the most expensive gas at $3.62 per gallon. The cheapest gas was in Houston, where it cost $2.14 a gallon.

ENTERTAINMENT
HARRY STYLES TOPS ALBUM CHART… Harry Stiles’ new release, “Fine Line,” sold 478,000 copies to top the Billboard 200 album chart. Blake Shelton’s “Fully Loaded: God’s Country” sold 96,000 units to finish in second place. Roddy Ricch’s “Please Excuse Me for Being Anti-Social” fell from first to third place after selling 81,000 copies. Post Malone’s “Hollywood Bleeding” remained in fourth place on sales of 63,000 units. The “Froze II” soundtrack capped the top five with 60,000 units sold.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE… “Star Wars: Episode IX – the Rise of Skywalker” raked in $175.5 million to blow away the weekend box office. Last week’s champ, “Jumanji: The Next Level,” slipped into second place with $26.1 million. “Frozen II” dropped to third place after bringing in $12.3 million. “Cats” opened in fourth place with $6.5 million. “Knives Out” finished fifth with $6.1 million.

SPORTS
NFL SCORES
ATLANTA 24 – Jacksonville 12… Devonta Freeman ran 17 yards for a touchdown and caught an 8-yard scoring toss from Matt Ryan before the Jaguars (5-10) took a snap and the Falcons (6-9) went on to complete the victory. Ryan finished with 384 passing yards. Julio Jones had 10 catches for 166 yards.

Baltimore 31 – CLEVELAND 15… Lamar Jackson had three touchdown passes as the Ravens (13-2) topped the Browns and clinched the AFC’s top seed with their 11th straight win. Jackson also rushed for 103 yards.

New Orleans 38 – TENNESSEE 28… The Saints (12-3) erased an early two-touchdown deficit to down the Titans (8-7). Drew Brees threw for three touchdowns and Alvin Kamara ran for two more.

INDIANAPOLIS 38 – Carolina 6… Nyheim Hines became the first NFL player in seven years to score on two punt returns in the same game and the Colts (7-8) crushed the Panthers (5-10).

MIAMI 38 – Cincinnati 35 (OT)… The Dolphins (4-11) recovered to outlast the Bengals (1-14) after blowing a 23-point fourth-quarter lead. Jason Sanders booted the game-winning 37-yard field goal in overtime. Ryan Fitzpatrick passed for 419 yards and four touchdowns.

N.Y. JETS 16 – Pittsburgh 10… Sam Ficken booted 37- and 46-yard field goals in the second half to send the Jets (6-9) past the Steelers (8-7).

N.Y. Giants 41 – WASHINGTON 35 (OT)… Daniel Jones threw for 352 yards and five touchdowns as the Giants (4-11) fought off the Redskins (3-12). Saquon Barkley rushed for 189 yards and a touchdown. He also had a TD reception.

DENVER 27 – Detroit 17… Drew Lock found DaeSean Hamilton with a go-ahead 3-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and Phillip Lindsay ran 27 yards for a score as the Broncos (6-9) rallied past the Lions (3-11-1).

Oakland 24 – L.A. CHARGERS 17… The Raiders (7-8) kept their playoff hopes alive by downing the Chargers (5-10). Derek Carr passed for 291 yards and a touchdown. Hunter Renfrow had seven catches for 107 yards and a score.

PHILADELPHIA 17 – Dallas 9… The Eagles (8-7) held off the Cowboys (7-8) to move within a season-ending win of capturing the NFC East crown. Carson Wentz threw for 319 yards and a touchdown.

Arizona 27 – SEATTLE 13… Kenyan Drake ran for 166 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Cardinals (5-9-1) past the short-handed Seahawks (11-4). The loss dealt a blow to Seattle’s hopes of becoming the top seed in the NFC playoffs.

Kansas City 26 – CHICAGO 3… Patrick Mahomes threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Chiefs (11-4) in their romp over the Bears (7-8). The victory was Kansas City’s fifth in a row.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Green Bay (11-3) is at Minnesota (10-4)

NBA SCORES
BOSTON 119 – Charlotte 93… Jayson Tatum pumped in a career-high 39 points and brought down 12 rebounds in leading the Celtics past the Hornets. Kemba Walker added 23 points against his former team.

MILWAUKEE 117 – Indiana 89… The Bucks shook off a slow start to cruise past the Pacers. Giannis Antetokounmpo led a balanced scoring attack with 18 points and gathered 19 boards.

OKLAHOMA CITY 118 – L.A. Clippers 112… The Thunder rallied in the second half to upend the Clippers. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 32 points to lead all scorers. Steven Adams finished with 20 points and 17 boards.

TORONTO 110 – Dallas 107… The Raptors overcame a 30-point deficit to stun the Mavericks. Kyle Lowry scored a game-high 32 points and dished off 10 assists. Chris Boucher added a career-high 21 points.

Denver 128 – L.A. LAKERS 104… Six players scored in double figures as the Nuggets rolled past the Lakers. Paul Millsap led the way with 21 points. Will Barton pulled down 13 rebounds to go with his 14 points.

TONIGHT’S NBA SCHEDULE
Washington is at New York…
Cleveland hosts Atlanta…
Philadelphia is at Detroit…
Orlando hosts Chicago…
Toronto is at Indiana…
Miami hosts Utah…
San Antonio is at Memphis…
Phoenix hosts Denver…
Houston is at Sacramento…
Portland hosts New Orleans…
Minnesota is at Golden State

NHL SCORES
Arizona 5 – DETROIT 2… Clayton Keller scored two goals and assisted on another to lead the Coyotes past the Red Wings. Oliver Ekman-Larsson assisted on three goals.

Calgary 5 – DALLAS 1… Matthew Tkachuk scored a power-play goal and had two assists for the Flames in their win over the Stars. Elias Lindholm had three assists. Goalie David Rittich made 26 saves.

N.Y. RANGERS 5 – Anaheim 1… Chris Kreider scored a pair of goals in leading the Rangers past the Ducks. Mika Zibanejad added a goal and an assist.

Vegas 3 – SAN JOSE 1… Shea Theodore netted a tie-breaking goal at 8:05 of the third period and the Golden Knights got an insurance goal from Jonathan Marchessault to put away the Sharks. William Karlsson assisted on two goals.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
Carolina is at Toronto…
Minnesota hosts Calgary…
Washington is at Boston…
Tampa Bay hosts Florida…
Columbus is at the N.Y. Islanders…
Philadelphia hosts the N.Y. Rangers…
Buffalo is at Ottawa…
Nashville hosts Arizona…
Montreal is at Winnipeg…
Chicago hosts New Jersey…
Edmonton is at Vancouver…
Vegas hosts Colorado…
St. Louis is at Los Angeles

TOP 25 MEN’S COLLEGE HOOPS
South Carolina 70, #9 VIRGINIA 59…
#22 WASHINGTON 85, Ball State 64 in the Diamond Head Classic

TODAY’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL GAMES
Central Florida plays Marshall in the Gasparilla Bowl

The Rundown for December 20, 2019

SENATE LEADERS NEGOTIATING TRUMP TRIAL TERMS… Senate leaders are negotiating terms for the trial of President Trump following his impeachment on Wednesday by the U.S. House. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer met yesterday to discuss the upcoming proceedings. McConnell says he wants the proceedings to include arguments, followed by the defense and then a vote to determine whether to hear from witnesses. Schumer says he wants to ensure the Senate hears from witnesses not interviewed in the House. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has indicated that House Democrats might not be in any rush to commit to sending the articles to the Senate until terms are agreed to.

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN MAGAZINE CALLS FOR TRUMP’S REMOVAL… An editorial published yesterday in a prominent evangelical Christian magazine called President Trump’s actions “profoundly immoral” and recommended his removal from office. “Christianity Today” called Trump’s efforts to pressure the government of Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter for political gain was an “unambiguous” fact. The magazine said the behavior may not be a surprise, as Trump has “dumbed down the idea of morality in his administration,” but it urged evangelicals to look at the “president’s moral deficiencies.”

SENATE PASSES SPENDING BILLS… The Senate yesterday passed a $1.4 trillion spending deal and sent it to President Trump’s desk a day before the deadline to fund the federal government. Senators voted 71-23 to pass the first package of funding about $534.4 billion. The second package passed by an 81-11 vote. The White House said Trump plans to sign the spending deal.

HOUSE PASSES USMCA… The House voted 358-41 yesterday to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement following more than a year of negotiating with the White House. The agreement drew bipartisan support in a 385-41 vote. The Senate is expected to pass the agreement next year. The deal keeps much of North American Free Trade Agreement in place, but adds considerations for digital trade and requires 75 percent of vehicle parts to be made in one of the three countries to remain tariff-free and that 45 percent of car components be made by factory workers earning $16 per hour. It also increases U.S. farmers’ access to the Canadian dairy market and protects digital trade across borders.

WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATOR ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM… Investigators say Washington state Representative Matt Shea planned and participated in domestic terrorism against the U.S. A report commissioned by the state House found Shea took part in and promoted three instances of political violence in three different states over three years. According to the Seattle Times, one of those armed conflicts was a 2016 six-week standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge, led by militia leader Ammon Bundy, where one protester was killed. The Republican minority leader of the state House, Representative J.T. Wilcox, said Shea has been “suspended from any role in the House Republican Caucus” and called for his resignation.

ENTERTAINMENT
WEINSTEIN TARGETED IN NEW SEXUAL-ASSAULT LAWSUIT… Harvey Weinstein is targeted in a new sexual assault lawsuit filed by former teen model Kaja Sokola. In her suit, the native of Poland claims she was just 16 years old in 2002 when Weinstein invited her to lunch but instead allegedly took her back his New York apartment “without her consent” and assaulted her. The suit filed in New York State Supreme Court also named Weinstein’s former studio Miramax, brother Bob Weinstein and its previous owner Walt Disney Co.

IN THEATERS… In “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” the surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga. Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Adam Driver star in the PG-13 sequel. “Cats” tells the story about a tribe of cats that must decide every year which one gets to ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life. Idris Elba, Judi Dench and Taylor Swift star in the PG film.

SPORTS
NBA SCORES
Utah 111 – ATLANTA 106… Donovan Mitchell pumped in 30 points to lead the Jazz past the Hawks. Rudy Gobert finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds.

MILWAUKEE 111 – L.A. Lakers 104… The Bucks topped the Lakers in a matchup of two of the NBA’s best teams. Giannis Antetokounmpo tallied 34 points and 11 boards. George Hill delivered 21 points off the bench.

SAN ANTONIO 118 – Brooklyn 105… The Spurs came up big in the second half of their win over the Nets. Patty Mills came off the bench to score 27 points. LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 10 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie’s career-high 41 points weren’t enough for Brooklyn.

Houston 122 – L.A. CLIPPERS 117… The Rockets erased a 15-point halftime deficit to upend the Clippers. Russell Westbrook lit it up for 40 points. James Harden added 28 points and 10 assists.

TONIGHT’S NBA SCHEDULE
Sacramento is at Indiana…
Cleveland hosts Memphis…
Washington is at Toronto…
Boston hosts Detroit…
Dallas is at Philadelphia…
Miami hosts New York…
Phoenix is at Oklahoma City…
Denver hosts Minnesota…
Orlando is at Portland…
Golden State hosts New Orleans

NHL SCORES
N.Y. Islanders 3 – BOSTON 3 (SO)… Matthew Barzal scored a second-period goal and netted the game-winner in the shootout as the Islanders outlasted the Bruins. Johnny Boychuk had a goal and an assist.

Dallas 4 – TAMPA BAY 3 (OT)… Tyler Seguin found the net three minutes into overtime to lift the Stars over the Lightning. Jason Dickinson scored the tying goal with 4:18 left in regulation.

PHILADELPHIA 6 – Buffalo 1… James van Riemsdyk scored a pair of goals as the Flyers trounced the Sabres. Travis Konecny assisted on three goals.

COLUMBUS 3 – Los Angeles 2 (OT)… Boone Jenner tied the game with 1:13 remaining in the third period and Pierre-Luc Dubois netted the game-winner at 1:11 of overtime as the Blue Jackets overtook the Kings. Zack Werenski had a goal and an assist.

OTTAWA 5 – Nashville 4 (OT)… The Senators recovered to outlast the Predators after blowing a three-goal third-period lead. Anthony Duclair scored a power-play goal 2:40 into overtime. Jean-Gabriel Pageau had three assists.

Chicago 4 – WINNIPEG 1… The Blackhawks scored three third-period goals to put away the Jets. Patrick Kane scored a goal and assisted on three others. Goalie Robin Lehner made 36 saves.

Carolina 3 – COLORADO 1… The Hurricanes scored three straight goals in the final three minutes to top the Avalanche. Jacob Slavin netted the go-ahead goal with 1:39 left.

Montreal 4 – CALGARY 3 (OT)… Max Domi ripped through the game-winner at 3:52 of overtime to give the Canadiens a come-from-behind win over the Flames. Nick Suzuki tied the game midway through the third period.

Minnesota 8 – ARIZONA 5… Mats Zuccarello and Marcus Foligno each had a goal and two assists as the Wild outshot the Coyotes.

VANCOUVER 5 – Vegas 4… Chris Tanev’s goal at 1:30 of overtime carried the Canucks past the Golden Knights. Elias Pettersson scored two goals.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
Dallas is at Florida…
New Jersey hosts Washington…
Toronto is at the N.Y. Rangers…
Edmonton hosts Pittsburgh

TOP 25 MEN’S COLLEGE HOOPS
#4 DUKE 86, Wofford 57…
SETON HALL 52, #7 Maryland 48…
#12 AUBURN 79, North Carolina State 73

TODAY’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL GAMES
Buffalo plays Charlotte in the Bahama Bowl…
Utah State plays Kent State in the Frisco Bowl

SATURDAY’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL GAMES
Central Michigan plays San Diego State in the New Mexico Bowl…
Liberty plays Georgia Southern in the Cure Bowl…
SMU plays Florida Atlantic in the Boca Raton Bowl…
Florida International plays Arkansas State in the Camellia Bowl…
#19 Boise State plays Washington in the Las Vegas Bowl…
#20 Appalachian State plays Alabama-Birmingham in the New Orleans Bowl

SATURDAY’S NFL SCHEDULE
Houston (9-5) is at Tampa Bay (7-7)…
New England (11-3) hosts Buffalo (10-4)…
San Francisco (11-3) hosts the L.A. Rams (8-6)

SUNDAY’S NFL SCHEDULE
Jacksonville (5-9) is at Atlanta (5-9)…
Cleveland (6-8) hosts Baltimore (12-2)…
New Orleans (11-3) is at Tennessee (8-6)…
Indianapolis (6-8) hosts Carolina (5-9)…
Cincinnati (1-13) is at Miami (3-11)…
the N.Y. Jets (5-9) host Pittsburgh (8-6)…
the N.Y. Giants (3-11) are at Washington (3-11)…
Denver (5-9) hosts Detroit (3-10-1)…
Oakland (6-8) is at the L.A. Chargers (5-9)…
Philadelphia (7-7) hosts Dallas (7-7)…
Arizona (4-9-1) is at Seattle (11-3)…
Chicago (7-7) hosts Kansas City (10-4)

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Green Bay (11-3) is at Minnesota (10-4)

The Rundown for December 9, 2019

IMPEACHMENT HEARING TODAY… The House will lay out its plans for impeachment at a hearing this morning. House judiciary committee chairman Jerry Nadler and ranking member, Republican congressman Doug Collins, will start the proceeding by presenting opening statements. House Judiciary and Intelligence committee counsels will then offer their arguments for the case. The Judiciary Committee on Saturday released a report laying out its groundwork for the hearing. Nadler said during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” yesterday that he expects his panel will present articles of impeachment against President Trump this week.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WORKING ON LAVROV VISIT… White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien has confirmed that the Trump administration is trying to arrange an official White House meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and President Trump. The two would reportedly have “general conversations about arms control.” The potential meeting prompted critics to note that Lavrov helped lead Russia’s effort to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. U.S. intelligence agencies say he worked with now-imprisoned former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort to sow disinformation among American voters.

TRUMP ANGERS JEWISH GROUPS AT SUMMIT… Jewish groups condemned President Trump’s remarks during a speech Saturday before the Israeli American Council advocacy group in Hollywood, Florida. Summit attendees characterized Trump’s speech as “vile” and “offensive” as he used “anti-Semitic stereotypes to characterize Jews as driven by money and insufficiently loyal to Israel.” One Jewish advocacy group claimed on social media that the president is “incapable of addressing Jewish audiences without dipping into the deep well of anti-Semitic tropes that shape his worldview.”

FBI INVESTIGATING PENSACOLA SHOOTINGS… The FBI announced yesterday that it is investigating Friday’s shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola as an act of terrorism. Investigators want to know whether gunman Ahmed Mohammed al-Shamrani was working as “part of a larger network” when he opened fire in a classroom and if there was “any possible ideology that may have been a factor” in the attack. Three people were killed and eight were injured in the shootings. The gunman, identified as a Saudi aviation trainee, was among the dead. There have been no arrests in the case.

TEMPERATURES TO PLUMMET IN MIDWEST… An invasion of Arctic air was expected to blow in from Canada last night and begin chilling middle America before heading eastward tonight. Sub-zero temperatures were forecast for northern and central Plains states before the frigid temperatures moved into the Great Lakes and Midwest tomorrow. Wind chill could make temperatures feel as cold as 10 to 30 degrees below zero across the northern Plains and Upper Midwest over the next two days, forecasters say.

ENTERTAINMENT
PUPPETEER CAROLL SPINNEY DIES… Television puppeteer Caroll Spinney, who was best known for his work as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on the long-running show “Sesame Street,” died yesterday. He was 85 and had been living with dystonia, a neurological condition that can cause uncontrollable muscle contractions. Spinney began voicing and operating the two Sesame Street characters in 1969.

ACTOR RENE AUBERJONOIS DIES… Actor René Auberjonois, whose credits included the television shows “Benson” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” died of metastatic lung cancer at his Los Angeles home yesterday. He was 79. The actor’s most memorable big-screen appearance was his portrayal of Father Mulcahy in the 1970 film “M*A*S*H.” Most recently, he voiced animation features and was the French chef who sang the love song to fish-killing Les “Poissons” in the 1989 Disney film “The Little Mermaid.”

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE… The top five films were unchained at the weekend box office. “Frozen II” remained at No. 1 after taking in $34.6 million. “Knives Out” stayed in second place with $14.1 million. “Ford v Ferrari” finished third with $6.537 million. “Queen & Slim” took in $6.530 million to finish fourth. “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” remained at No. 5 with $5.2 million.

SPORTS
NFL SCORES
ATLANTA 40 – Carolina 20… Matt Ryan threw a pair of touchdown passes, including a 93-yarder to Olamide Zaccheaus, as the Falcons (4-9) pounded the Panthers (5-8).

Baltimore 24 – BUFFALO 17… The Ravens (11-2) held off the Bills (9-4) to become the first AFC team to clinch a playoff berth. Lamar Jackson had three touchdown passes.

CLEVELAND 27 – Cincinnati 19… The Browns (6-7) held off the Bengals (1-12) to keep their playoff hopes alive. Denzel Ward returned an interception 61 yards for a touchdown. Nick Chubb rushed for 106 yards.

GREEN BAY 20 – Washington 15… Aaron Jones ran for 134 yards and a touchdown as the Packers (10-3) topped the Redskins (3-10).

MINNESOTA 20 – Detroit 7… The Vikings (9-4) came up big defensively in handing the Lions (3-9-1) their sixth straight loss. Kirk Cousins passed for 242 yards and a touchdown.

San Francisco 48 – NEW ORLEANS 46… Robbie Gould’s 30-yard field goal as time expired lifted the 49ers (11-2) over the Saints (10-3). Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 349 yards and four touchdowns. Emmanuel Sanders had seven catches for 157 yards and a score.

N.Y. JETS 22 – Miami 21… Sam Ficken booted a 44-yard field goal on the game’s last play to send the Jets (5-8) past the Dolphins (3-10). Sam Darnold passed for 270 yards and two touchdowns. Robby Anderson had seven receptions for 116 yards and a TD.

TAMPA BAY 38 – Indianapolis 35… The Buccaneers (6-7) closed with 17 straight points to rally past the Colts (6-7). Jameis Winston was 33-of-45 for 456 yards and four touchdowns.

Denver 38 – HOUSTON 24… Rookie Drew Lock passed for 309 yards and three first-half touchdowns in leading the Broncos (5-8) past the Texans (8-5). Noah Fant hauled in four receptions for 113 yards and a score.

L.A. Chargers 45 – JACKSONVILLE 10… Philip Rivers passed for 314 yards and found three different receivers with touchdown passes as the Chargers (5-8) routed the Jaguars (4-9). Austin Ekeler had four catches for 112 yards and a score along with 101 yards rushing.

Tennessee 42 – OAKLAND 21… Ryan Tannehill completed 21 of 27 passes for 391 yards and three touchdowns in leading the Titans (8-5) past the Raiders (6-7). A.J. Brown had five receptions for 153 yards and two scores. Derrick Henry ran for 103 yards and two TDs.

Kansas City 23 – NEW ENGLAND 16… The Chiefs (9-4) hung on at the end to clinch their fourth straight AFC West title and hand the Patriots (10-3) their first home loss in 22 games. Patrick Mahomes passed for 283 yards and a touchdown.

Pittsburgh 23 – ARIZONA 17… Diontae Johnson returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown and caught a scoring toss in leading the Steelers (8-5) past the Cardinals (3-9-1).

L.A. RAMS 28 – Seattle 12… The Rams (8-5) stayed in the playoff hunt and prevented the Seahawks (10-3) from clinching a postseason spot. Jared Goff passed for 293 yards and two touchdowns. Tyler Higbee had seven receptions for 116 yards.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
the N.Y. Giants (2-10) are at Philadelphia (7-5)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF… The College Football Playoff committed yesterday selected four Power 5 conference champions to compete for the national championship. The semifinal games are scheduled for December 28. No. 1 LSU will face No. 4 Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta and No. 2 Ohio State will play No. 3 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona. The national championship game is set for January 13 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL SCHEDULE
December 20: Charlotte vs. Buffalo in the Bahamas Bowl…
December 20: Utah State vs. Kent State in the Frisco Bowl…
December 21: Central Michigan vs. San Diego State in the New Mexico Bowl…
December 21: Georgia Southern vs. Liberty in the Cure Bowl…
December 21: Florida Atlantic vs. SMU in the Boca Raton Bowl…
December 21: Florida International vs. Arkansas State in the Camellia Bowl…
December 21: Washington vs. Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl…
December 21: Alabama-Birmingham vs. Appalachian State in the New Orleans Bowl…
December 23: Marshall vs. Central Florida in the Gasparilla Bowl…
December 24: BYU vs. Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl…
December 26: Miami (Fla.) vs. Louisiana Tech in the Independence Bowl…
December 26: Pittsburgh vs. Eastern Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl…
December 27: North Carolina vs. Temple in the Military Bowl…
December 27: Michigan State vs. Wake Forest in the Pinstripe Bowl…
December 27: Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma State in the Texas Bowl…
December 27: USC vs. Iowa in the Holiday Bowl…
December 27: Washington State vs. Air Force in the Cheez-It Bowl…
December 28: #10 Penn State vs. #17 Memphis in the Cotton Bowl…
December 28: Notre Dame vs. Iowa State in the Camping World Bowl…
December 30: #9 Florida vs. #24 Virginia in the Orange Bowl…
December 30: Western Michigan vs. Western Kentucky in the First Responder Bowl…
December 30: Louisville vs. Mississippi State in the Music City Bowl…
December 30: Illinois vs. California in the Redbox Bowl…
December 31: Utah vs. Texas in the Alamo Bowl…
December 31: Virginia Tech vs. Kentucky in the Belk Bowl…
December 31: Arizona State vs. Florida State in the Sun Bowl…
December 31: Kansas State vs. Navy in the Liberty Bowl…
December 31: Wyoming vs. Georgia State in the Arizona Bowl…
January 1: #5 Georgia vs. #7 Baylor in the Sugar Bowl…
January 1: #6 Oregon vs. #8 Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl…
January 1: Michigan vs. Alabama in the Citrus Bowl…
January 1: Minnesota vs. Auburn in the Outback Bowl…
January 2: Boston College vs. Cincinnati in the Birmingham Bowl…
January 2: Tennessee vs. Indiana in the Gator Bowl…
January 3: Nevada vs. Ohio in the Idaho Potato Bowl…
January 4: Tulane vs. Southern Mississippi in the Armed Forces Bowl…
January 6: Louisiana vs. Miami (OH) in the Lending Tree Bowl

NBA SCORES
BROOKLYN 105 – Denver 102… The Nets held on down the stretch to top the Nuggets for their third straight win. Spencer Dinwiddie led the way with 24 points.

Atlanta 122 – CHARLOTTE 107… Trae Young lit it up for 30 points in leading the Hawks past the Hornets. Five other players scored in double figures for Atlanta.

MIAMI 110 – Chicago 105 (OT)… The Heat outlasted the Bulls to remain unbeaten after 10 home games this season. Tyler Herro knocked down a go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime and finished with 27 points.

PHILADELPHIA 110 – Toronto 104… The 76ers built a 15-point halftime lead and held off the Raptors to win their 12th straight at home. Tobias Harris pumped in 26 points. Matisse Thybulle added 20 points.

L.A. Clippers 135 – WASHINGTON 119… The Clippers pulled away in the second half to get past the Wizards. Kawhi Leonard had game-highs with 35 points and 11 rebounds. Paul George added 27 points.

Sacramento 110 – DALLAS 106… The Kings withstood a second-half rally to top the Mavericks. Nemanja Bjelica matched a career high with 30 points. Buddy Hield tossed in 26 points.

 Oklahoma City 108 – PORTLAND 96… Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Dennis Schroder scored 21 points apiece to lead a balanced scoring attack and the Thunder took down the Trail Blazers. Chris Paul added 20 points.

L.A. LAKERS 142 – Minnesota 125… Anthony Davis poured in 50 points to lead the Lakers past the Timberwolves. LeBron James finished with 32 points and 13 assists.

TODAY’S NBA SCHEDULE
the L.A. Clippers are at Indiana…
Boston hosts Cleveland…
Sacramento is at Houston…
Milwaukee hosts Orlando…
Detroit is at New Orleans…
Chicago hosts Toronto…
Minnesota is at Phoenix…
Utah hosts Oklahoma City…
Memphis is at Golden State

NHL SCORES
WINNIPEG 3 – Anaheim 2… Mark Scheifele’s second goal of the game came on a power play with 4:22 remaining and carried the Jets past the Ducks. Mathieu Perreault had two assists. Goalie Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves.

FLORIDA 5 – San Jose 1… Aleksander Barkov had a goal and an assist as the Panthers skated past the Sharks. Jonathan Huberdeau assisted on two goals.

Arizona 4 – CHICAGO 3 (SO)… Conor Garland and Nick Schmaltz scored in the tie-breaker to send the Coyotes past the Blackhawks. Garland also netted a second-period goal.

N.Y. Rangers 5 – VEGAS 0… Goalie Alexandar Georgiev stopped all 38 shots in his second shutout of the season and the Rangers cruised past the Golden Knights. Jacob Trouba had a goal and an assist. Ryan Strome had two assists. Darnell Nurse assisted on two goals.

Buffalo 3 – EDMONTON 2 (OT)… The Sabres recovered to outlast the Oilers after blowing a two-goal lead. Colin Miller scored the winning goal at 1:13 of overtime.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
the N.Y. Islanders are at Tampa Bay…
Washington hosts Columbus…
Boston is at Ottawa…
Colorado hosts Calgary

TOP 25 MEN’S COLLEGE HOOPS SCORES
#5 VIRGINIA 56, North Carolina 47…
#9 Gonzaga 83, #22 WASHINGTON 76…
#11 MICHIGAN STATE 77, Rutgers 65…
IOWA STATE 76, #16 Seton Hall 66…
#17 FLORIDA STATE 72, Clemson 53…
#19 Dayton 78, SAINT MARY’S 68

The Rundown for December 6, 2019

HOUSE TO DRAW UP ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT… House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cited abuse of power yesterday in announcing that she has instructed House Democrats to draw up articles of impeachment of President Trump. The announcement paves the way for a House floor vote in the coming weeks. “The president abused his power for his own personal political benefit at the expense of our national security by withholding military aid and a crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement of an investigation into his political rival,” Pelosi said. “The facts are uncontested,” she added.

TRUMP ASKS SUPREME COURT TO PROTECT HIS FINANCIAL RECORDS… President Trump yesterday asked the Supreme Court to void a House subpoena demanding his financial records. The High Court already has blocked the release of the documents while justices consider whether to hear Trump’s case and his separate appeal of a court order that requires his accounting firm to turn his tax returns over to the Manhattan District Attorney. A third case involving House subpoenas for Trump’s records from New York banks also is headed for the Supreme Court.

U.S. TAKES ACTION AGAINST RUSSIAN HACKING GROUP… The Justice and Treasury departments announced yesterday that they have taken action against a Russian hacking group that stole “at least” $100 million from banks using malicious software that swiped banking credentials. According to a joint press release, 17 individuals associated with an organization that went by the name “Evil Corp.” have been targeted. The State Department has offered a $5 million reward for information on the group’s leader, Maksim Yakubets. Evil Corp. allegedly used a type of malware known as “Dridex,” which worked to evade common anti-virus software and spread through emailed phishing campaigns. The malware was able to steal login credentials and empty the accounts of bank employees and bank customers. The group also stole an estimated $70 million using a similar malware known as “Zeus.”

DOZENS OF LATIN KINGS GANG MEMBERS ARRESTED… Authorities in Massachusetts yesterday announced the arrest of more than 60 members of the Latin Kings street gang on federal racketeering, drug and firearms charges. Among those arrested was Michael Cecchetelli, who was linked to the Genovese crime family and reportedly oversaw the gang’s operations from Massachusetts down to Florida. The gang has an estimated 400 members in Massachusetts prisons, including leaders who face charges for continuing to coordinate criminal activity outside the prison, authorities said.

3 DEAD IN FLORIDA SHOTOUT… At least three people were killed in South Florida yesterday after a police pursuit of a carjacked UPS vehicle ended in a shootout. Authorities say the incident began after an armed robbery at a jewelry store in Coral Gables where a woman was shot. Several police cars joined in a high-speed chase after the carjacking and the pursuit ended when traffic forced the driver of the UPS vehicle to slow down.

ENTERTAINMENT
MORE CHARGES FOR R. KELLY… Singer R. Kelly is facing more trouble in New York, where he stands accused of bribing an Illinois official to create a fake ID one day before he secretly married 15-year-old singer Aaliyah in 1994. Illinois law requires a person to be at least 18 years old to marry without parental consent and the marriage was later annulled at the insistence of Aaliyah’s family. Aaliyah died in a 2001 plane crash. Charges filed yesterday were added to a New York lawsuit accusing the 52-year-old Kelly of racketeering, kidnapping, forced labor and sexual exploitation of a child. Kelly has also been indicted in Chicago on child pornography and obstructing justice charges. In June, he pleaded not guilty to felony charges of sex abuse involving four women.

IN THEATERS… Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne star in “The Aeronauts.” It’s the story about a pilot and a scientist who find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon. The film is rated PG. The animated feature “Playmobil: The Movie” is inspired by the Playmobil brand toys. It’s rated PG.

SPORTS
NBA SCORES
WASHINGTON 119 – Philadelphia 113… The Wizards took control during a big second quarter and held off the 76ers. Rui Hachimura led a balanced scoring attack with 27 points. Bradley Beal had 26 points and 10 rebounds. Davis Bertans tossed in 25 points off the bench.

Houston 119 – TORONTO 109… The Rockets got 28 points from Ben McLemore and 23 from James Harden in downing the Raptors. Russell Westbrook tallied 19 points, 13 boards and 11 assists.

Denver 129 – NEW YORK 92… Will Barton scored 17 points to lead eight players in double figures as the Nuggets routed the Knicks.

Phoenix 139 – NEW ORLEANS 132 (OT)… The Suns put away the Pelicans in overtime after letting a 20-point lead slip away. Devin Booker poured in 44 points to lead all scorers. Frank Kaminsky tossed in 20 points. Ricky Rubio dished off 15 assists to go with his 13 points.

TODAY’S NBA SCHEDULE
Orlando is at Cleveland…
Detroit hosts Indiana…
Brooklyn is at Charlotte…
Miami hosts Washington…
Golden State is at Chicago…
Oklahoma City hosts Minnesota…
Denver is at Boston…
Milwaukee hosts the L.A. Clippers…
Sacramento is at San Antonio…
Portland hosts the L.A. Lakers

NHL SCORES
Chicago 4 – BOSTON 3 (OT)… The Blackhawks recovered to outlast the Bruins after blowing a three-goal lead. Jonathan Toews netted the winning goal 54 seconds into overtime.

Colorado 3 – MONTREAL 2… The Avalanche built a three-goal lead and hung on to edge the Canadiens. Matt Calvert had a goal and an assist. Goalie Pavel Francouz made 38 saves.

Minnesota 5 – TAMPA BAY 4… Mats Zuccarello scored a goal and assisted on two others in leading the Wild past the Lightning for their fifth straight win. Carson Soucy added a goal and an assist.

N.Y. ISLANDERS 3 – Vegas 2 (OT)… Ryan Pulock scored a power-play goal at 3:20 of overtime to lift the Islanders over the Golden Knights. Cal Clutterbuck and Brock Nelson also scored for New York.

Arizona 3 – PHILADELPHIA 1… Phil Kessel opened the scoring with a first-period goal and added an empty-netter in leading the Coyotes past the Flyers.

CAROLINA 3 – San Jose 2 (SO)… Andrei Svechnikov lit the lamp 50 seconds into the game and netted the lone goal in the shootout to send the Hurricanes past the Sharks. Svechnikov also assisted on Jake Gardiner’s second-period goal.

N.Y. Rangers 3 – COLUMBUS 2… Artemi Panarin scored the decisive goal in the second period as the Rangers held off his former team. Jacob Trouba netted a tie-breaking power-play goal.

DALLAS 3 – Winnipeg 2 (OT)… Joe Pavelski netted the winning goal on a power play 2:02 into overtime after the Stars couldn’t hold their two-goal third-period lead. Goalie Ben Bishop made 36 saves.

CALGARY 4 – Buffalo 3… The Flames withstood a late rally to turn away the Sabres. Sean Monahan had a goal and an assist. Derek Ryan assisted on two goals.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
Chicago is at New Jersey…
the N.Y. Rangers host Montreal…
Arizona is at Pittsburgh…
Edmonton hosts Los Angeles…
Washington is at Anaheim

NFL SCORE
CHICAGO 31 – Dallas 14… Mitchell Trubisky passed for three touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Bears (7-6) in their pounding of the Cowboys (6-7). Allen Robinson II was on the receiving end of two scoring tosses.

SUNDAY’S NFL SCHEDULE
Carolina (5-7) is at Atlanta (3-9)…
Buffalo (9-3) hosts Baltimore (10-2)…
Cincinnati (1-11) is at Cleveland (5-7)…
Green Bay (9-3) hosts Washington (3-9)…
Detroit (3-8-1) is at Minnesota (8-4)…
New Orleans (10-2) hosts San Francisco (10-2)…
Miami (3-9) is at the N.Y. Jets (4-8)…
Tampa Bay (5-7) hosts Indianapolis (6-6)…
Denver (4-8) is at Houston (8-4)…
Jacksonville (4-8) hosts the L.A. Chargers (4-8)…
Tennessee (7-5) is at Oakland (6-6)…
New England (10-2) hosts Kansas City (8-4)…
Pittsburgh (7-5) is at Arizona (3-8-1)…
the L.A. Rams (7-5) host Seattle (10-2)

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
the N.Y. Giants (2-10) are at Philadelphia (7-5)

TONIGHT’S TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
#5 Utah plays #13 Oregon in the Pac-12 championship game

SATURDAY’S TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
#1 Ohio State plays #8 Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game…
#2 LSU plays #4 Georgia in the SEC championship game…
#3 Clemson plays #23 Virginia in the ACC championship game…
#6 Oklahoma plays #7 Baylor in the Big 12 championship game…
#17 Memphis plays #20 Cincinnati in the American Athletic Conference championship game…
#19 Boise State plays Hawaii in the Mountain West championship game…
#21 Appalachian State plays Louisiana in the Sun Belt championship game..
#24 Navy hosts Army

TOP 25 MEN’S COLLEGE HOOPS SCORE
#14 AUBURN 81, Furman 78 (OT)

The Rundown for December 2, 2019

WHITE HOUSE WON’T PARTICIPATE IN IMPEACHMENT HEARING… The White House announced yesterday that President Trump and his attorneys will not participate in Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing. The president will instead rely on congressmen Jim Jordan, John Ratcliffe and Matt Gaetz to defend him. A panel of constitutional scholars and law professors in the initial hearing will assess the allegations against Trump to determine whether or not they constitute “high crimes and misdemeanors.” The House Intelligence Committee is expected to approve its report recommending that Trump be removed from office over allegations that he pressured a foreign country (Ukraine) to investigate his political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

TEENS ESCAPE IN TENNESSEE DETENTION CENTER… Authorities in Tennessee are on the lookout for four teenagers who escaped from the Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center in Nashville on Saturday night. The boys, who are ages 15 to 17, reportedly “ran out” of the detention center after they had been left alone on work detail. Their staff supervisor left them while responding to a fight at a different location at the facility, it was reported. The escapees are considered dangerous and two are facing murder charges.

NINE FAMILY MEMBERS KILLED IN SOUTH DAKOTA PLANE CRASH… Authorities in South Dakota confirmed yesterday that nine members of an eastern Idaho family died Saturday afternoon in a plane crash shortly after takeoff in a snowstorm in Chamberlain. Three other passengers survived the crash, according to the Brule County Sheriff’s Office. The passengers ranged in age from 7 to 81. The survivors were reported to be 17-, 27- and 28-year-old males. The family was visiting South Dakota from Idaho Falls for a weekend hunting trip, officials said.

SHOOTINGS IN NEW ORLEANS… Violence broke out early yesterday in New Orleans, as 10 people were wounded in gunfire near the French Quarter and separate shootings hours later left two men dead and two others wounded. Police said both shootings remain under investigation. Two of the French Quarter shooting victims were listed in critical condition as of yesterday afternoon.

WINTER STORM REACHES NORTHEAST… A winter storm that spanned the entire nation and was blamed for multiple deaths culminated yesterday by covering the Northeast in snow and ice. More than a foot of snow was expected in parts of upstate New York and New England. The heaviest ice accumulations were forecast in parts of Pennsylvania.

ENTERTAINMENT
TRIPPIE REDD TOPS ALBUM CHART… Trippie Redd’s “A Love Letter to You 4” sold 104,000 units to debut atop the Billboard 200 album chart. Jason Aldean’s “9” sold 83,000 copies to open in second place. The “Frozen 2” soundtrack rose to third place after selling 79,000 units. Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” slipped to fourth place after selling 73,000 copies. Billie Eilish’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” finished fifth with 52,000 units sold.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE… “Frozen 2” raked in another $85.2 million to remain atop the weekend box office. “Knives Out” opened in a distant second place with $27 million. “Ford v Ferrari” dropped to third place with $13.2 million. “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” finished fourth with $11.8 million. “Queen & Slim” capped the top five with $11.7 million.

SPORTS
NFL SCORES
CINCINNATI 22 – N.Y. Jets 6… Andy Dalton threw a touchdown pass, Joe Mixon ran for a score and the Bengals (1-11) downed the Jets (4-8) for their first victory of the season.

Tennessee 31 – INDIANAPOLIS 17… Tye Smith returned a blocked field goal 63 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 5:02 remaining as the Titans (7-5) put away the Colts (6-6). Ryan Tannehill passed for two scores.

MIAMI 37 – Philadelphia 31… The Dolphins (3-9) rallied in the second half to upend the Eagles (5-7). Ryan Fitzpatrick found DeVante Parker on two of his three touchdown passes. Parker had seven receptions for 159 yards.

Green Bay 31 – N.Y. GIANTS 13… Aaron Rodgers passed for 243 yards and four touchdowns in leading the Packers (9-3) past the Giants (2-10). Devante Adams was on the receiving end of two scoring tosses.

PITTSBURGH 20 – Cleveland 13… The Steelers (7-5) kept their postseason push alive by fighting off the Browns (5-7). Benny Snell scored a go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard plunge in the third quarter. Devlin Hodges hit James Washington with a game-tying 30-yard scoring pass in the second quarter.

Washington 29 – CAROLINA 21… The Redskins (3-9) made a late goal-line stand to hold off the Panthers (5-7). Derrius Guise ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns.

Tampa Bay 28 – JACKSONVILLE 11… Peyton Barber ran for a pair of touchdowns and Devin White returned a fumble 14 yards for another as the Buccaneers (5-7) topped the Jaguars (4-8).

BALTIMORE 20 – San Francisco 17… Justin Tucker’s 49-yard field goal as time expired lifted the Ravens (10-2) over the 49ers (10-2) for their eighth straight win. Lamar Jackson threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score.

L.A. Rams 34 – ARIZONA 7… Jared Goff threw for 424 yards and two touchdowns in leading the Rams (7-5) past the Cardinals (3-8-1). Robert Woods had 13 catches for 172 yards.

DENVER 23 – L.A. Chargers 20… Brandon McManus booted a 53-yard field goal as time expired to send the Broncos (4-8) past the Chargers (4-8). Drew Lock hit Courtland Sutton with a pair of first-half touchdown passes.

KANSAS CITY 40 – Oakland 9… Patrick Mahomes threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score in the first half as the Chiefs (8-4) cruised past the Raiders (6-6). Juan Thornhill returned an interception 46 yards for a score.

HOUSTON 28 – New England 22… Deshaun Watson threw touchdown passes to three different receivers and hauled in a DeAndre Hopkins scoring pass and the Texans (8-4) held off the Patriots (10-2).

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Minnesota (8-3) is at Seattle (9-2)

NBA SCORES
Miami 109 – BROOKLYN 106… The Heat scored the game’s final 10 points to rally past the Nets. Jimmy Butler led a balanced scoring attack with 20 points. Bam Adebayo had 17 points and 16 rebounds.

Memphis 115 – MINNESOTA 107… Dillon Brooks pumped in 26 points and the short-handed Grizzlies handled the Timberwolves. Bruno Cabocio had 13 boards to go with his 12 points.

Boston 113 – NEW YORK 104… The Celtics got 30 points from Jayson Tatum and 28 from Jaylen Brown in a come-from-behind win over the Knicks. Kemba Walker had 16 points and 10 assists.

Dallas 114 – L.A. LAKERS 100… The Mavericks took control with a big third quarter and ended the Lakers’ 10-game winning streak. Luka Doncic scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half and dished off 10 assists.

Oklahoma City 107 – NEW ORLEANS 104… The Thunder mounted a late 12-0 run on their way past the Pelicans. Dino Gallinari had 23 points and 11 rebounds.

DETROIT 132 – Phoenix 98… Christian Wood came off the bench to make 11 of 14 field-goal attempts and finished with a game-high 28 points in the Pistons’ rout of the Suns. Luke Kennard tossed in 20 points.

TORONTO 130 – Utah 110… The Raptors built a 77-37 halftime lead and coasted past the Jazz. Pascal Siakam scored 35 points. Fred VanVleet had 21 points and 11 assists.

ORLANDO 100 – Golden State 96… The Magic hung on down the stretch to get past the Warriors. Evan Fournier led the way with 32 points.

L.A. CLIPPERS 150 – Washington 125… The Clippers opened up a 25-point lead at the break and coasted past the Wizards. They got 34 points from Kawhi Leonard and 31 from Paul George. Montrezl Harrell finished with 23 points and 15 rebounds.

TODAY’S NBA SCHEDULE
Phoenix is at Charlotte…
Philadelphia hosts Utah…
Golden State is at Atlanta…
Milwaukee hosts New York…
Indiana is at Memphis…
Sacramento hosts Chicago

NHL SCORES
BOSTON 3 – Montreal 1… Jake DeBrusk, David Backes and David Pastrnak netted third-period goals to send the Bruins past the Canadiens.

MINNESOTA 3 – Dallas 2 (SO)… Zack Parise, Kevin Fiala and Mikko Koivu scored in the shootout as the Wild outlasted the Stars. Fiala and Parise also scored in regulation.

Edmonton 3 – VANCOUVER 2… Leon Draisaitl scored a pair of power-play goals to lead the Oilers past the Canucks. Connor McDavid had two assists.

TODAY’S NHL SCHEDULE
New Jersey is at Buffalo…
the N.Y. Rangers host Vegas…
the N.Y. Islanders are at Detroit…
Chicago hosts St. Louis…
Los Angeles is at Anaheim

TOP 25 MEN’S COLLEGE HOOPS SCORES
#5 Maryland 84, Marquette 63 in the Orlando Invitational…
#14 Arizona 73, Wake Forest 66 in the Wooden Legacy…
#22 VILLANOVA 83, La Salle 72

AP TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS (first-place votes)…
1. LSU (40) 12-0
2. Ohio St. (19) 12-0
3. Clemson (3) 12-0
4. Georgia 11-1
5. Utah 11-1
6. Oklahoma 11-1
7. Florida 10-2
8. Baylor 11-1
9. Alabama 10-2
10. Wisconsin 10-2
11. Auburn 9-3
12. Penn St. 10-2
13. Oregon 10-2
14. Notre Dame 10-2
15. Minnesota 10-2
16. Memphis 11-1
17. Michigan 9-3
18. Iowa 9-3
19. Boise St. 11-1
20. Appalachian St. 11-1
21. Cincinnati 10-2
22. Virginia 9-3
23. Navy 9-2
24. Southern Cal 8-4
25. Air Force 10-2

The Rundown for November 29, 2019

TRUMP VISITS AFGHANISTAN… President Trump made a surprise visit to Afghanistan for the first time yesterday. After arriving at Bagram Air Field, he spent time with U.S. troops and passed out meals of turkey and mashed potatoes. The visit came a week after Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise visit to Iraq’s Al Asad airbase and served meals to the servicemen and women.

STORM PUMMELS MIDWEST… A powerful winter storm rolled across the Midwest and disrupted Thanksgiving Day travel early yesterday. The storm was blamed for one death and hundreds of canceled flights as it pushed east from the Rockies into South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. It dropped close to a foot of snow in some areas even as the system weakened and headed toward New York and Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, on the West Coast, a “bomb cyclone” caused by a rapid drop in air pressure brought snow to the mountains and wind and rain along the California and Oregon coasts.

NO RECORD OF TRUMP’S ‘NO QUID PRO QUO’ CALL… The Washington Post reported yesterday that the White House has not found a record of the September 9 phone call recounted by U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland in which he testified that President Trump told him he wanted “no quid pro quo” with Ukraine. White House officials reportedly searched switchboard logs on that date but couldn’t corroborate the call. Trump has touted Sondland’s recollection of the conversation as a crucial part of his defense, claiming it clears him of any wrongdoing in the impeachment inquiry.

CHINA WARNS U.S. OVER HONG KONG LAW… China issued a stern warning to the U.S. yesterday that it would take “firm counter measures” after President Trump signed legislation that backs pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The new law requires the State Department to annually certify that Hong Kong is an autonomous city in order to continue its trading relationship with the financial hub. Chinese government officials reportedly told U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad that Washington must immediately stop interfering in China’s domestic affairs. Protesters in Hong Kong responded by holding a peaceful “thanksgiving” rally complete with American flags to express gratitude for the support.

EVACUATIONS REMAINSAFTER CHEMICAL FIRE… More than 50,000 people in East Texas remained under a mandatory evacuation order yesterday as a fire continued to burn at a chemical plant in Port Neches. The blazed followed two massive explosions there on Wednesday. Officials say they don’t know when people will be able to return to their homes.

ENTERTAINMENT
MADONNA TAKES BREAK TO RECOVER… Madonna has announced that she is taking a break from touring to recover from unspecified health issues. The 61-year-old singer is promoting her latest album “Madame X.” The tour kicked off in September in New York and included stops in Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, London and Paris.

IN THEATERS… In “Knives Out,” a detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family. Daniel Craig and Chris Evans star in the PG-13 film. “Queen & Slim” tells the story about a couple whose first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over. The R-rated film stars Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith.

SPORTS
NFL SCORES
Chicago 24 – DETROIT 20… Mitchell Trubisky’s third touchdown pass of the day was a 3-yarder to David Montgomery with 2:17 remaining and sent the Bears (6-6) past the Lions (3-8-1). Anthony Miller had nine catches for 140 yards.

Buffalo 26 – DALLAS 15… Cole Beasley had six receptions for 110 yards and a touchdown in helping the Bills (9-3) roll past the Cowboys (6-6). John Brown became the first Buffalo receiver to throw a touchdown pass when he connected with Devin Singletary on a trick play that covered 26 yards.

New Orleans 26 – ATLANTA 18… The Saints (10-2) rode their defense to a win over the Falcons (3-9). They recorded nine sacks and two interceptions. Taysom Hill caught a 3-yard Drew Brees touchdown pass and ran 30 yards for a score.

SUNDAY’S NFL SCHEDULE
the N.Y. Jets (4-7) are at Cincinnati (0-11)…
Indianapolis (6-5) hosts Tennessee (6-5)…
Philadelphia (5-6) is at Miami (2-9)…
the N.Y. Giants (2-9) host Green Bay (8-3)…
Cleveland (5-6) is at Pittsburgh (6-5)…
Carolina (5-6) hosts Washington (2-9)…
Tampa Bay (4-7) is at Jacksonville (4-7)…
Baltimore (9-2) hosts San Francisco (10-1)…
the L.A. Rams (6-5) are at Arizona (3-7-1)…
Denver (3-8) hosts the L.A. Chargers (4-7)…
Oakland (6-5) is at Kansas City (7-4)…
Houston (7-4) hosts New England (10-1)

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Minnesota (8-3) is at Seattle (9-2)

NHL SCORES
New Jersey 6 – MONTREAL 4… Travis Zajac scored a first-period goal and had two assists in leading the Devils past the Canadiens. Nikita Gusev assisted on three goals.

TODAY’S NHL SCHEDULE
the N.Y. Rangers are at Boston…
Buffalo hosts Toronto…
Detroit is at Philadelphia…
Chicago hosts Colorado…
Ottawa is at Minnesota…
Anaheim hosts Winnipeg…
Los Angeles is at San Jose…
Washington hosts Tampa Bay…
Arizona is at Vegas…
Columbus hosts Pittsburgh…
Nashville is at Carolina…
Dallas hosts St. Louis

TOP 25 MEN’S COLLEGE HOOPS SCORES
#5 Maryland 76, Temple 69 in the Orlando Invitational…
Michigan 73, #6 North Carolina 64 in the Battle 4 Atlantis…
#8 Gonzaga 73, #11 Oregon 72 (OT) in the Battle 4 Atlantis…
Iowa 72, #12 Texas Tech 61 in the Las Vegas Invitational…
#13 Seton Hall 81, Southern Mississippi 56 in the Battle 4 Atlantis…
#14 Arizona 93, Pepperdine 91 in the Wooden Legacy…
#16 Memphis 83, North Carolina State 78 in the Barclays Center Classic

TODAY’S NBA SCHEDULE
Boston is at Brooklyn…
Orlando hosts Toronto…
Charlotte is at Detroit…
New York hosts Philadelphia…
Milwaukee is at Cleveland…
Miami hosts Golden State…
Atlanta is at Indiana…
Oklahoma City hosts New Orleans…
Utah is at Memphis…
San Antonio hosts the L.A. Clippers…
Dallas is at Phoenix…
Portland hosts Chicago…
Washington is at the L.A. Lakers

TODAY’S TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
#17 Iowa is at Nebraska…
#18 Memphis hosts #19 Cincinnati…
#20 Boise State is at Colorado State…
#24 Virginia Tech is at Virginia
#25 Appalachian State is at Troy

SATURDAY’S TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
#1 Ohio State is at #13 Michigan…
#2 LSU hosts Texas A&M…
#3 Clemson is at South Carolina…
#4 Georgia is at Georgia Tech…
#5 Alabama is at #15 Auburn…
#6 Utah hosts Colorado…
#7 Oklahoma is at #21 Oklahoma State…
#8 Minnesota hosts #12 Wisconsin…
#9 Baylor is at Kansas…
#10 Penn State hosts Rutgers…
#11 Florida hosts Florida State…
#14 Oregon hosts Oregon State…
#16 Notre Dame is at Stanford…
#23 Iowa State is at Kansas State

The Rundown for November 25, 2019

ESPER FIRES NAVY SECRETARY… Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired Navy Secretary Richard Spencer yesterday in response to Spencer’s handling of the disciplinary case involving Navy Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher. Gallagher, a Navy SEAL, had been demoted after being found guilty of posing for a photo with the dead body of an ISIS casualty in Iraq. He had faced a court-martial for premeditated murder and attempted murder but was acquitted. President Trump early this month by pardoning two other service members charged with war crimes and restoring Gallagher’s rank. Spencer defied the White House directive, prompting Esper to demand Spencer’s resignation and ordering that Gallagher be allowed to retire at the end of this month. In his resignation letter, Spencer told President Trump that he cannot obey an order that he believes violates his “sacred oath” to defend the Constitution and said “I no longer share the same understanding as the Commander in Chief who appointed me, in regards to the key principle of good order and discipline.”

SCHIFF CALLS EVIDENCE AGAINST TRUMP ‘OVERWHELMING’… House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” yesterday that the two weeks of public hearings produced “overwhelming evidence” that President Trump pressured the Ukrainian government into entering a deal that would benefit his re-election bid. Schiff said the evidence made it “urgent” for the House to move forward with its impeachment inquiry. The committee has no more public testimony scheduled but Schiff said others could be added.

HOUSE PANEL POSSESSES PARNAS MATERIALS… ABC News reported yesterday that Lev Parnas, an associate of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, has given the House Intelligence Committee audio and video recordings and photographs that include Giuliani and Trump. The materials were provided as part of that congressional subpoena issued to Parnas, who reportedly played a key role in assisting him in his efforts to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Federal investigators within the Southern District of New York are believed to possess some of the items congressional investigators are seeking, which is delaying them from being turned over to the committee, according to the report.

BLOOMBERG OFFICIALLY ENTERS RACE… Michael Bloomberg officially entered the 2020 presidential race yesterday. The former New York mayor is targeting President Trump in his late-entry Democratic presidential bid. “I’m running for president to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America. We cannot afford four more years of President Trump’s reckless and unethical actions,” Bloomberg announced.

STORMS THREATEN THANKSGIVING WEEK… Thanksgiving week travel could be slowed by multiple storm systems that are forming throughout the U.S. High winds are expected to whip the nation’s interior tomorrow before heading east. Windy conditions later in the week are on the forecast for Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. Forecasters say the conditions could force the grounding of balloons at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Rain, snow and rough surf toughened conditions in the Pacific Northwest yesterday.

ENTERTAINMENT
CELINE DION TOPS ALBUM CHART… Celine Dion’s new release, “Courage,” sold 113,000 copies to top the Billboard 200 chart. Tory Lanez’s “Chixtape 5” came in second with 83,000 units sold. Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” sold 69,000 copies to finish third. Taylor Swift’s “Lover” finished fourth on sales of 56,000 units. Luke Combs’ “What You See Is What You Get” fell to fifth place after selling 55,000 copies.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE… “Frozen II” raked in $127 million to blow away the weekend box office. Last week’s champ, “Ford v Ferrari,” slipped into second place with $16 million. “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” took in $13.5 million to finish in third place. Another newcomer, “21 Bridges,” made $9.3 million to finish fourth. “Midway” dropped to fifth place with $4.7 million.

SPORTS
NFL SCORES
Tampa Bay 35 – ATLANTA 22… Jameis Winston passed for 313 yards and three touchdowns in leading the Buccaneers (4-7) past the Falcons (3-8). Chris Godwin had seven catches for 184 yards and two scores.

BUFFALO 20 – Denver 3… Josh Allen hit Cole Beasley and John Brown with touchdown passes and the Bills (8-3) smothered the Broncos (3-8). Devin Singletary rushed for 106 yards.

CHICAGO 19 – N.Y. Giants 14… Mitchell Trubisky found Allen Robinson II with a 32-yard touchdown pass and ran 1 yard for a score as the Bears (5-6) fought off the Giants (2-9).

Pittsburgh 16 – CINCINNATI 10… Chris Boswell booted two fourth-quarter field goals to push the Steelers (6-5) past the Bengals (0-11). Devlin Hodges connected with James Washington on a 79-yard touchdown pass.

CLEVELAND 41 – Miami 24… Baker Mayfield passed for 314 yards and three touchdowns as the Browns (5-6) cruised past the Dolphins (2-9). Jarvis Landry had 10 receptions for 148 yards and two TDs.

NEW ORLEANS 34 – Carolina 31… Will Lutz’s 33-yard field goal as time expired lifted the Saints (9-2) over the Panthers (5-6). Drew Brees threw for 311 yards and three scores.

N.Y. JETS 34 – Oakland 3… Sam Darnold passed for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Jets (4-7) ripped the Raiders (6-5) for their third straight win.

Seattle 17 – PHILADEPHIA 9… Rashaad Penny ran 58 yards for a touchdown and finished with 129 yards on the ground as the Seahawks (9-2) handled the Eagles (5-6).

WASHINGTON 19 – Detroit 16… Dustin Hopkins’ 39-yard field goal with 16 seconds remaining sent the Redskins (2-9) past the Lions (3-7).

TENNESSEE 42 – Jacksonville 20… The Titans exploded in the third quarter to score four touchdowns in six offensive plays on their way to routing the Jaguars. Derrick Henry ran for 159 yards and two TDs. A.J. Brown had four receptions for 135 yards and a score.

NEW ENGLAND 13 – Dallas 9… Tom Brady threw 10 yards to N’Keal Harry for the game’s only touchdown in the first quarter and the Patriots (10-1) held on to top the Cowboys (6-5).

SAN FRANCISCO 37 – Green Bay 8… Jimmy Garoppolo threw 41- and 62-yard touchdown passes to Deebo Samuel and George Kittle, respectively as the 49ers (10-1) walloped the Packers (8-3). Kittle finished with six catches for 129 yards.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Baltimore (8-2) is at the L.A. Rams (6-4)

NBA SCORES
Dallas 137 – HOUSTON 123… Luka Doncic poured in 41 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. tossed in 31 points as the Mavericks outgunned the Rockets. Kristaps Porzingis finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds.

Brooklyn 103 – NEW YORK 101… The Nets hung on at the end to get past the Knicks and win their third in a row. All five starters scored in double figures, led by Spencer Dinwiddie’s 30 points.

Sacramento 113 – WASHINGTON 106… The Kings got 26 points from Harrison Barnes and 21 from Bogdan Bogdanovic in their win over the Wizards.

DENVER 116 – Phoenix 104… The Nuggets pulled away in the second half to get past the Suns for their fifth straight victory. Paul Millsap led the way with 23 points. Jamal Murray and Will Barton added 22 points apiece.

L.A. CLIPPERS 134 – New Orleans 109… The Clippers built a 16-point halftime lead and coasted past the Pelicans. Montrezl Harrel had game-highs with 34 points and 12 rebounds. Kawhi Leonard tossed in 26 points.

TONIGHT’S NBA SCHEDULE
Brooklyn is at Cleveland…
Detroit hosts Orlando…
Memphis is at Indiana…
Miami hosts Charlotte…
Sacramento is at Boston…
Atlanta hosts Minnesota…
Philadelphia is at Toronto…
Chicago hosts Portland…
Utah is at Milwaukee…
San Antonio hosts the L.A. Lakers…
Oklahoma City is at Golden State

NHL SCORES
Buffalo 5 – FLORIDA 2… Zemgus Girgensons scored a pair of goals as the Sabres downed the Panthers to snap a three-game skid. Jack Eichel had a goal and two assists.

Carolina 2 – DETROIT 0… Goalie James Reimer stopped all 19 shots in the Hurricanes’ blanking of the Red Wings. Sebastian Aho had a goal and an assist.

Edmonton 4 – ARIZONA 3 (SO)… Connor McDavid scored the winning goal in the shootout as the Oilers outlasted the Coyotes. Markus Granlund netted the tying goal in the third period.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
Buffalo is at Tampa Bay…
the N.Y, Rangers host Minnesota…
Vancouver is at Philadelphia…
Pittsburgh hosts Calgary…
Ottawa is at Columbus…
Nashville hosts St. Louis…
Vegas is at Dallas…
Anaheim hosts the N.Y. Islanders…
San Jose is at Los Angeles

TOP 25 COLLEGE HOOPS SCORES
#2 Louisville 82, Akron 76 in the Global Sports Shootout…
#7 Virginia 48, Arizona State 45 in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off…
#9 Kentucky 81, Lamar 56 in the BBN Showcase…
#12 Texas Tech 96, Brooklyn 66 in the Las Vegas Invitational…
#14 Arizona 104, Long Beach State 67 in the Wooden Legacy…
Utah State 68, North Texas 59 in the Jamaica Classic…
Florida 70, #18 Xavier 65 in the Charleston Classic…
#23 Colorado 56, Wyoming 41 in the Main Event…
#24 Baylor 87, #17 Villanova 78 in the Myrtle Beach Invitational…
#25 WASHINGTON 86, San Diego 68

AP TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS
1. LSU (50) 11-0
2. Ohio St. (9) 11-0
3. Clemson (3) 11-0
4. Georgia 10-1
5. Alabama 10-1
6. Utah 10-1
7. Oklahoma 10-1
8. Florida 9-2
9. Minnesota 10-1
10. Michigan 9-2
11. Baylor 10-1
12. Penn St. 9-2
13. Wisconsin 9-2
14. Oregon 9-2
15. Notre Dame 9-2
16. Auburn 8-3
17. Memphis 10-1
18. Cincinnati 10-1
19. Iowa 8-3
20. Boise St. 10-1
21. Oklahoma St. 8-3
22. Appalachian St. 10-1
23. Virginia Tech 8-3
24. Navy 8-2
25. USC 8-4

The Rundown for November 22, 2019

TRUMP SIGNS GOVERNMENT FUNDING BILL… President Trump yesterday signed legislation that extends funding for federal agencies through December 20 and avoids partial government shutdowns that would have taken effect at midnight. The signing came after the bill passed the Senate by a 74-20 vote. House and Senate negotiators are hoping to come up with legislation to keep the government operating through the end of this fiscal year on September 30, 2020.

IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY… Former National Security Council staffer Dr. Fiona Hill and David Holmes, an embassy official in Kiev, Ukraine, testified yesterday to conclude the initial round of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. The inquiry centers on whether Trump tried to pressure the Ukrainian government into launching a baseless and self-benefitting investigation into Trump’s political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Hill detailed a July 10 meeting in which U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland discussed a deal that would grant Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky a White House visit in exchange for the Biden investigations. Holmes followed up on his claim that he overheard a July 26 phone call between U.S. Ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland and Trump in which he told the president that Zelensky was willing to comply with any of his demands.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ROLLS BACK CHEMICAL SAFETY RULES… The Trump administration yesterday rolled back Obama-era chemical safety rules that require companies to inform the public about the chemicals they store at their facilities. The rules were put in place following the 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant that killed 15 people in West, Texas. The fatalities included 12 first responders who were battling a blaze at the fertilizer plant when more than 80,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate exploded.

TRUMP ORG CFO INVESTIGATED… Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.has launched an investigation into Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg. A grand jury is seeking to determine whether Weisselberg and others the organization falsified business records. Weisselberg was implicated in the $130,000 payment President Trump made to porn star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about an alleged sexual encounter.

TWO DEAD IN MILITARY JET CRASH… The crash of two jets during the landing phase of a training exercise at a U.S. Air Force base yesterday morning in northwestern Oklahoma left two airmen dead, according to military officials. The crash occurred shortly at Vance Air Force Base in Enid involved two T-38 Talons. The two service members killed were aboard one of the planes. Two airmen on the other were not injured.

ENTERTAINMENT
HOLLY HUNTER, TED DANSON LAND NBC SITCOM… NBC announced yesterday that Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress Holly Hunter has signed on to co-star with Ted Danson in a new, untitled comedy. Hunter will portray a liberal Los Angeles councilwoman who clashes with the wealthy businessman/newly elected mayor played by Danson. Hunter’s film credits include “The Piano,” “Broadcast News” and “Oh Brother Where Art Thou.” Danson most recently starred in the NBC sitcom “The Good Place.”

IN THEATERS… “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” stars Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys star in the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. The film is rated PG. “21 Bridges” tells the story about an embattled NYPD detective who is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. Chadwick Boseman and Sienna Miller star in the R-rated film. In the animated feature “Frozen II,” characters journey to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land to gather powers that would allow them to save their kingdom. It’s rated PG.

SPORTS
NBA SCORES
MILWAUKEE 137 – Portland 129… The Bucks built an early double-digit lead and held off the Trail Blazers. Eric Bledsoe pumped in 30 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo piled up 24 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists.

New Orleans 124 – PHOENIX 121… The Pelicans held on down the stretch to get past the Suns. Brandon Ingram led the way with 28 points. J.J. Redick added 26 points and Jrue Holiday tossed in 23.

TONIGHT’S NBA SCHEDULE
Atlanta is at Detroit…
Washington hosts Charlotte…
Sacramento is at Brooklyn…
Chicago hosts Miami…
the L.A. Lakers are at Oklahoma City…
Philadelphia hosts San Antonio…
Cleveland is at Dallas…
Utah hosts Golden State…
Boston is at Denver…
the L.A. Clippers host Houston

NHL SCORES
BOSTON 3 – Buffalo 2… David Pasternak’s NHL-leading 20th goal came early in the third period and proved to be the difference in the Bruins’ win over the Sabres. Brad Marchand scored Boston’s first two goals.

FLORIDA 5 – Anaheim 4 (OT)… The Panthers rolled past the Ducks after spotting them a four-goal lead. Aaron Ekblad won it with his second goal of the game 22 seconds into overtime. Brett Connolly also found the net twice.

N.Y. ISLANDERS 4 – Pittsburgh 3 (OT)… Brock Nelson’s second goal of the game at 4:16 of overtime lifted the Islanders over the Penguins. Anthony Beauvillier had a goal and an assist. Matthew Barzal assisted on three goals.

Philadelphia 5 – CAROLINA 3… Claude Giroux scored two goals and assisted on two others in leading the Flyers past the Hurricanes. Morgan Frost had a goal and an assist.

COLUMBUS 5 – Detroit 4… The Blue Jackets scored three third-period goals and held on to edge the Red Wings. Oliver Bjorkstrand and Cam Atkinson each had a goal and assist.

ST. LOUIS 5 – Calgary 0… Goalie Jordan Binnington stopped all 40 shots in the Blues’ blanking of the Flames. Oskar Sundqvist netted two goals.

Vancouver 6 – NASHVILLE 3… Six different players found the net as the Canucks doubled up on the Predators. Elias Pettersson scored a goal and assisted on two others.

MINNESOTA 3 – Colorado 2… The Wild recovered to top the Avalanche after blowing a two-goal lead. Jason Zucker scored a tie-breaking goal midway through the third period.

Tampa Bay 4 – CHICAGO 2… Anthony Cirelli scored a goal and had an assist to lead the Lightning past the Blackhawks. Goalie Curtis McElhenney made 32 saves.

DALLAS 5 – Winnipeg 3… Jamie Benn scored a go-ahead goal with 4:21 remaining as the Stars downed the Jets. Corey Perry had three assists.

Toronto 3 – ARIZONA 1… The Maple Leafs got goals from Tyson Barrie, Pierre Engvall and Auston Matthews in skating past the Coyotes. Frederik Andersen made 30 saves at goal.

San Jose 2 – VEGAS (OT(… Logan Couture lit the lamp at 3:20 of overtime to send the Sharks past the Golden Knights. Goalie Aaron Dell stopped 47 shots.

LOS ANGELES 5 – Edmonton 1… The Kings opened with a three-goal first period and never looked back in their win over the Oilers. Tyler Toffoli scored two goals and had an assist.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
New Jersey is at Pittsburgh…
Ottawa hosts the N.Y. Rangers

NFL SCORE
HOUSTON 20 – Indianapolis 17… DeAndre Hopkins hauled in 30- and 35-yard touchdown passes from Deshaun Watson and the Texans (7-4) downed the Colts (6-5) to improve their playoff position. Watson totaled threw for 298 yards on the night.

SUNDAY’S NFL SCHEDULE
Tampa Bay (3-7) is at Atlanta (3-7)…
Buffalo (7-3) hosts Denver (3-7)…
the N.Y. Giants (2-8) are at Chicago (4-6)…
Cincinnati (0-10) hosts Pittsburgh (5-5)…
Miami (2-8) is at Cleveland (4-6)…
New Orleans (8-2) hosts Carolina (5-5)…
Oakland (6-4) is at the N.Y. Jets (3-7)…
Philadelphia (5-5) hosts Seattle (8-2)…
Detroit (3-6-1) is at Washington (1-9)…
Tennessee (6-5) hosts Jacksonville (4-6)…
Dallas (6-4) is at New England (9-1)…
San Francisco (9-1) hosts Green Bay (8-2)

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Baltimore (8-2) is at the L.A. Rams (6-4)

SATURDAY’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
#2 Ohio State hosts #8 Penn State…
#4 Georgia hosts Texas A&M…
#5 Alabama hosts Western Carolina…
#10 Minnesota is at Northwestern…
#13 Michigan is at Indiana…
#14 Baylor hosts Texas…
#15 Auburn hosts Samford…
#16 Notre Dame hosts Boston College…
#17 Iowa hosts Illinois…
#21 Oklahoma State is at West Virginia…
#22 Iowa State hosts Kansas…
#23 Southern California hosts UCLA…
#24 Appalachian State hosts Texas State…
#25 SMU is at Navy

TOP 25 COLLEGE HOOPS SCORES
#1 Duke 87, California 52 in the 2K Empire Classic…
#12 Texas Tech 72, Tennessee State 57 in the Las Vegas Invitational…
#14 ARIZONA 71, South Dakota State 64…
#17 Villanova 98, Middle Tennessee 69 in the Myrtle Beach Invitational…
#18 Xavier 73, Towson 51 in the Charleston Classic
Georgetown 82, #22 Texas 66 in the 2K Empire Classic
#24 Baylor 76, Ohio 53 in the Myrtle Beach Invitational

The Rundown for November 20, 2019

IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY RESUMES… The second week of public impeachment hearings got underway yesterday with four witnesses. The National Security Council’s top Ukraine specialist, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, and Vice President Mike Pence’s aide, Jennifer Williams, testified in the morning session. Both expressed concern for the July 25 phone call they listened to between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, with Vindman describing it as “improper” and unbecoming for a U.S. president. They said the call raised suspicions that Trump was holding the release of promised financial and military aid to Ukraine until Zelensky agreed to investigate Trump’s political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter. The afternoon session was highlighted by former Ukraine envoy Kurt Volker offering a significant revision to his first impeachment testimony. During his closed-door testimony, Volker denied being aware of any discussions about the Bidens in a July 10 meeting with a Ukrainian Defense Chief Alex Danylyuk but reversed that statement in yesterday’s testimony. He called allegations of corruption against the Bidens as “self-serving,” “not credible” and a “conspiracy.” Former National Security Council official Tim Morrison, who also heard the July 25 call, said he was not concerned by anything he heard but testified that he grew increasingly concerned about the delay in U.S. aid to Ukraine.

FEDS INVESTIGATING GIULIANI BUSINESS DEALINGS… Federal prosecutors investigating the business dealings of President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani are planning to interview an executive with Ukraine’s state-owned gas company. Andrew Favorov, the director of the integrated gas division at Ukraine’s state-owned gas provider Naftogaz, is scheduled to meet voluntarily with the U.S. Justice Department. Two Soviet-born Giuliani associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, were arrested last month at an airport outside Washington while trying to board a flight to Europe with one-way tickets. They were later indicted by federal prosecutors on charges of conspiracy, making false statements and falsification of records.

SENATE PASSES HONG KONG PROTESTERS BILL… The Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan bill yesterday in support of Hong Kong protesters who have launched massive pro-democracy demonstrations. The passing of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 1992 sends a message of solidarity to those protesting, said Florida Republican Marco Rubio. The bill requires the State Department to assess Hong Kong’s level of autonomy from China annually to justify China’s special trade status under U.S. law.

‘CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE’ INVESTIGATED IN EPSTEIN’S DEATH… Bureau of Prisons Director Kathleen Hawk Sawyer said during a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing yesterday that the FBI is investigating Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide in a Manhattan jail this year and is focusing on a possible “criminal enterprise” related to his death. Sawyer emphasized that she has not seen evidence to suggest Epstein’s death was not a suicide and indicated she is not allowed to speak openly about the federal investigation because it is ongoing. Meanwhile, two guards who were on duty the night before Epstein was found dead at a federal prison in Manhattan on August 10 were indicted yesterday on six counts related to falsifying prison records.

U.S. TOPS THE WORLD IN CHILD DETENTION… A United Nations human rights report released yesterday found that the U.S. has the world’s highest rate of child detention, and its policy of separating children at the U.S.-Mexico border amounts to “inhumane treatment.” The High Commissioner for Human Rights’ “Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty” said the Trump administration’s child-separation policy in the handling of migrants is “absolutely prohibited” by the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child. The report estimates more than 100,000 migrant children are still being held in U.S. detention centers.

ENTERTAINMENT
KEVIN HART TO RELEASE NETLIX DOCU-SERIES… Kevin Hart will release a new Netflix docu-series next month. The six-episode series follows the 40-year-old actor/comedian in his day-to-day life. “Don’t [Expletive] This Up” is scheduled to premiere on the streaming service on December 27.

DOOBIE BROTHERS PLANNING 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR… The Doobie Brothers are planning to launch a 50th anniversary tour in June 2020. The band, whose hits include “Takin’ It To The Streets,” “Listen To The Music” and “Black Water,” will feature Michael McDonald, Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons and John McFee. It will mark the first time in 25 years that the lineup has played together.

SPORTS
NBA SCORES...
Golden State 114 – MEMPHIS 95… The Warriors downed the Grizzlies to snap their seven-game losing streak. Alec Burks led the way with 29 points. Glen Robinson III added 20 points.

NEW ORLEANS 115 – Portland 104… Jrue Holiday scored 22 points and dished off 10 assists to lead the Pelicans past the Trail Blazers, Brandon Ingram added 21 points.

 SACRAMENTO 120  – Phoenix 116… Bogdan Bogdanovic made seven 3-pointers on his way to 31 points and the Kings withstood a second-half rally to down the Suns. Richaun Holmes powered his way to 20 points and 15 rebounds.

L.A. LAKERS 112 – Oklahoma City 107… The Lakers fought off the Thunder on a historic night for LeBron James. He totaled 25 points, 11 boards and 12 assists to become the first NBA player to record a triple-double against every team in the league. Anthony Davis scored 34 points to lead all scorers.

TONIGHT’S NBA SCHEDULE
San Antonio is at Washington…
Philadelphia hosts New York…
Orlando is at Toronto…
Atlanta hosts Milwaukee…
Cleveland is at Miami…
Brooklyn hosts Charlotte…
Golden State is at Dallas…
Chicago hosts Detroit…
Utah is at Minnesota…
Denver hosts Houston…
Boston is at the L.A. Clippers

NHL SCORES
Minnesota 4 – BUFFALO 1… Zach Parise scored a pair of goals for the Wild. Goalie Alex Stalock made 30 saves.

FLORIDA 5 – Philadelphia 2… Alexander Barkov and Brett Connolly each had a goal and an assist for the Panthers in their win over the Flyers.

Boston 5 – NEW JERSEY 1… David Pastrnak and Matt Grzelcyk scored two goals apiece as the Bruins skated past the Devils. Brad Marchand assisted on three goals.

N.Y. Islanders 5 – PITTSBURGH 4 (OT)… The Islanders erased a pair of two-goal deficits to upend the Penguins and extend their unbeaten streak to 15 games. Brock Nielson netted his second goal of the game at 2:55 of overtime.

COLUMBUS 5 – Montreal 2… The Blue Jackets scored three unanswered goals in the third period to put away the Canadiens. Pierre Luc-Dubois scored a pair of goals.

Ottawa 4 – DETROIT 3… The Senators scored three straight goals in the second period and hung on to edge the Red Wings. Anthony Duclair scored two goals and assisted on another. Anders Nillson stopped 35 shots at goal.

ST. LOUIS 3 – Tampa Bay 1… The Blues skated past the Lightning after spotting them an early lead. Oskar Sundqvist netted a tie-breaking goal.

Winnipeg 2 – NASHVILLE 1… The Jets got goals from Patrik Laine and Nikolaj Ehlers in holding off the Predators.

Carolina 4 – CHICAGO 2… The Hurricanes took a three-goal lead into the third period and turned away a late rally to top the Blackhawks. Nino Niederreiter had a goal and an assist. Patrick Kane assisted on two goals.

DALLAS 6 – Vancouver 1… Jamie Benn lit the lamp twice in leading the Stars past the Canucks. Miro Heiskanen and Justin Dowling each had a goal and an assist.

Colorado 3 – CALGARY 2… Andre Burakovsky scored two first-period goals and the Avalanche held off the Flames. Nathan MacKinnon had two assists.

VEGAS 4 – Toronto 2… Tomas Nosek netted a go-ahead goal in the third period and Mark Stone added an insurance goal 2:14 later as the Golden Knights doubled up on the Maple Leafs. Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves.

Edmonton 5 – SAN JOSE 2… Connor McDavid scored a goal and had two assists in leading the Oilers past the Sharks. Oscar Klefbom had two assists. Goalie Mikko Koskinen stopped 33 shots.

TONIGHT’S NHL SCHEDULE
Ottawa is at Montreal…
New York hosts Washington

TOP 25 MEN’S COLLEGE HOOPS SCORES
#4 Kansas 75, East Tennessee State 63 in the Maui Invitational…
#6 MARYLAND 74, Fairfield 55…
#7 Virginia 61, Vermont 55 in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off
#8 Gonzaga 72, Texas-Arlington 66 in the Battle 4 Atlantis…
#25 WASHINGTON 72, Maine 53

AP TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS
1. LSU (10-0)
2. Ohio State (10-0)
3. Clemson (11-0)
4. Georgia (9-1)
5. Alabama (9-1)
6. Oregon (9-1)
7. Utah (9-1)
8. Penn State (9-1)
9. Oklahoma (9-1)
10. Minnesota (9-1)
11. Florida (9-2)
12. Wisconsin (8-2)
13. Michigan (8-2)
14. Baylor (9-1)
15. Auburn (7-3)
16. Notre Dame (8-2)
17. Iowa (7-3)
18. Memphis (9-1)
19. Cincinnati (9-1)
20. Boise State (9-1)
21. Oklahoma State (7-3)
22. Iowa State (6-4)
23. Southern California (7-4)
24. Appalachian State (9-1)
25. SMU (9-1)