Knicks Morning News (2018.07.18)

  • [NYTimes] Liz Cambage Drops 53 Points, Breaking W.N.B.A. Scoring Record
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:59:18 AM)

    The Dallas Wings center was ruthlessly efficient in a win over the New York Liberty, breaking a record that had held since 2013.

  • [NYTimes] 76ers Foiled in Their Pursuit of Houston’s Daryl Morey
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7:03:35 PM)

    The Sixers had strong interest in hiring Morey to replace the ousted Bryan Colangelo, but Morey could not be lured away.

  • [NYDN] Doctor’s oxycodone-prescribing case goes to federal jury in Brooklyn
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    An octogenarian, oxycodone-prescribing doctor’s fate is now in the hands of jurors who have to decide if he illegally doled out more than 2 million pills to addicted patients.

    Brooklyn federal jurors began deliberating Tuesday on a range of illegal oxycodone-distribution charges against Dr. Martin…

  • [NYDN] Consign the drug war to history: We cannot prosecute our way out of the opioid crisis
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    There were almost 64,000 overdose deaths in the United States in 2016, according to the Centers of Disease Control, and recent estimates suggest that this number continues to rise. All of us are scrambling for solutions at this critical moment.

    We are at a crossroads: Do we go back to the punitive,…

  • [NYDN] Elon Musk apologizes for saying Thai cave diver is a pedophile
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:45:00 AM)

    Billionaire businessman Elon Musk has apologized for calling a critic of his mini-submarine a pedophile.

    Musk had inserted himself into the rescue of the “Wild Boar” soccer team from a flooded Thai cave earlier this month, and bristled at criticism from diver Vern Unsworth who said that his offer…

  • [NYDN] Ocasio-Cortez in context: What the progressive socialist star needs to learn
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outhustled a 10-term incumbent to win a Democratic congressional primary. But the young Bronxite socialist’s every word is now being amplified — by supporters who see her as an exemplar of a bold new progressive future, and by foes who want to paint her as the scary face…

  • [NYDN] Albany trash removal: Dean Skelos and son are convicted; the ethical swamp remains
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The hits keep coming: Eight times found guilty were former state Senate chieftain Dean Skelos and his ne’er-do-well son Adam in a replay of their 2015 trial, which showed Dean leaned on companies to pay Adam for no-show jobs.

    Off to prison with them. Too bad the judge can’t sentence those remaining…

  • [NYDN] Central Park’s Lasker pool and ice rink set for $150 million renovation
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Central Park’s swimming pool and skating rink are set for a $150 million makeover, the Daily News has learned.

    The city and the Central Park Conservancy will chip in for the project to rebuild Lasker Pool and Rink at the northern end of the park.

    The skating rink is run by President Trump’s Trump…

  • [NYDN] Russia wants to interrogate ex-U.S. ambassador McFaul, other Americans in criminal case
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:55:00 AM)

    Russian prosecutors want to interrogate American officials including former ambassador Michael McFaul over alleged involvement in money crimes in the aftermath of President Trump’s summit with Vladimir Putin.

    Putin had mentioned the alleged crimes of American-British financier Bill Browder when…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Cuomo, de Blasio and Trump
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Albany: Your editorial “Roe, Roe, Roe the vote” (July 14), which questioned the need for expanding reproductive rights, was confusing, factually inaccurate and took an appallingly carefree attitude regarding the health and lives of women in our state. Why is Gov. Cuomo fighting day in and day out…

  • [NYDN] 17-year-old female student dies after medical incident during band practice at Long Island high school
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 11:50:00 PM)

    A female student entering her senior year at Sachem North High School on Long Island fell ill and suddenly died in front of over 90 fellow students Monday night, reports ABC7NY.

    The unidentified, 17-year-old student was attending band practice when she appeared to have a medical emergency and “tragically…

  • [NYDN] Woman’s decomposing body found floating in Hudson River
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:35:00 PM)

    Police found a woman’s decomposing body floating in the Hudson River off Riverside Drive in Manhattan on Tuesday night.

    A 911 caller spotted the woman’s body floating near 109th St. by Riverside Park about 8 p.m. An NYPD harbor unit pulled her body from the water and took her ashore at the 79th…

  • [NYDN] Man gets 44 years in prison for infant’s death in Colorado
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:35:00 PM)

    LOVELAND, Colo. — A man has been sentenced to 44 years in prison for the death of his infant son in northern Colorado.

    The Loveland Reporter-Herald reports Gabriel Navarrete was sentenced Tuesday for the December death of 8-month-old Adrian Dominguez. Navarrete, who previously pleaded guilty to…

  • [NYDN] Drunken ice cream truck driver crashes, injures 3 on National Ice Cream Day: police
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Authorities say a woman drunkenly crashed an ice cream truck into a car, injuring three people on National Ice Cream Day.

    News outlets report 35-year-old Ellaine Durham is charged with driving while intoxicated and three counts of hit-and-run for the Sunday crash.


  • [NYDN] Bode Miller’s wife opens up for first time since shocking drowning death of daughter: ‘I pray to God no other parent feels this pain’
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:40:00 PM)

    Bode Miller’s wife is praying no other parent has to experience the nightmare she calls reality.

    “It’s been 37 days since I’ve held my baby girl,” Morgan Beck wrote in an extremely emotional Instagram post, accompanied with a beautiful photo of her 19-month old daughter Emeline Grier Miller.


  • [NYDN] Brett Kavanaugh has record low support among Americans: poll
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has the lowest vote of confidence among American in three decades, according to Gallup pollsters.

    Forty-one percent of Americans want lawmakers to confirm the federal jurist from Maryland, while 37% want him rejected for the bench job, the survey states.


  • [NYDN] Anne Rice’s ‘Vampire Chronicles’ picked up for Hulu series
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    Hulu is bringing Anne Rice’s vampires back to life.

    The streaming service has landed the adaptation of the celebrated “Vampire Chronicles,” an 11-book series about an 18th century nobleman, Lestat de Lioncourt, who was turned into a vampire.

    Paramount Television optioned the rights in 2017, at…

  • [NYDN] ‘I HATE GAY PEOPLE’: Brewers pitcher Josh Hader’s offensive tweets resurface during All-Star Game
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:20:00 PM)

    Hader’s gonna hate.

    Josh Hader is the latest athlete to have vulgar tweets from his younger years resurface on social media.

    Moments after the Brewers pitcher gave up a home run in the All-Star Game on Tuesday, screenshots of racist, sexist and homophobic tweets from the then-17, -18-year-old made…

  • [NYDN] Spitting-mad dad surrenders to cops after menacing straphanger in caught-on-video tirade
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    A deranged dad who hit his toddler son in his stroller on a Manhattan E train, then pulled a knife on another straphanger in a vulgar tirade surrendered to police to face criminal charges for the unhinged episode, police said Tuesday.

    Edgar Rodriguez, 23, was caught on video menacing another subway…

  • [NYDN] Alex Bregman and George Springer go back-to-back in 10th to power AL past NL in record 10-homer All-Star Game slugfest
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the 10th inning of the 89th All-Star Game as they powered the American League to an 8-6 win over the National League Tuesday night at Nationals Park.

    It was the sixth straight win for the…

  • [NYDN] VIDEO: Justin Verlander predicted Aaron Judge would hit home run in All-Star Game
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    Justin Verlander called it.

    Leading up to Yankees star Aaron Judge’s first plate appearance at Nationals Park Tuesday, Verlander continuously predicted that his AL All-Star teammate was going to hit a home run.

    Verlander even proclaimed so on an Instagram live while the game was happening.


  • [NYDN] N.J. couple charged with smothering 4-month-old when he would not stop crying
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:35:00 PM)

    Wipe that ghoulish grin off your face.

    The New Jersey father busted for smothering to death his 4-month-old baby with a cheap motel comforter flashed a wide smile for his mug shot despite having the charges upgraded to murder on Tuesday.

    William Herring, 42, and the mother of his son, Brianna Brochhausen,…

  • [NYDN] 12th suspect in Lesandro machete slaying hauled back to Bronx to face charges, denies role in murder
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    A 12th suspect in last month’s shocking machete murder of an innocent Bronx teenager is back in New York to face murder charges in the mistaken-identity killing.

    Luis Cabrera Santos, 25, was busted in Connecticut last week when a state trooper’s license plate reader showed Santos’ car was connected…

  • [NYDN] Former FBI Director James Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:10:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — James Comey, the FBI director who was fired last year by President Trump, is urging voters to support Democrats in November’s midterm elections.

    Comey says on Twitter that the “Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that ‘Ambition must … counteract…

  • [NYDN] Cops offer $10,000 reward for info on Bronx triple murder suspect
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:05:00 PM)

    The NYPD wants to cross a Bronx triple murder suspect off the wanted list – and they’re offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who can help put him behind bars.

    Cops on Tuesday announced the reward, paid by the city’s Police Foundation, for info leading to the arrest and conviction of 51-year-old…

  • [NYDN] Manny Machado is headed to Dodgers, but Yankees still have eyes on him in 2019
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON – First, LeBron James.

    Now, another star is headed to L.A. — and hopefully, they still have those old Mannywood signs handy.

    A decade after acquiring Manny Ramirez, the Dodgers have acquired Manny Machado in a blockbuster deal with the Orioles.

    While there may still be some medical approval…

  • [NYDN] Stray bullet strikes, kills 9-year-old girl sleeping in New Jersey home
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    BRIDGETON, N.J. — A 9-year-old girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet as she slept in her bed early Tuesday, and authorities urged witnesses to come forward to help find the killer.

    The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. about a block away from the girl’s home in Bridgeton, a city of about…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Kevin Knox named to All-NBA Summer League first team
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 6:15:50 PM)

    Knicks rookie Kevin Knox has been named to the All-NBA Summer League first team.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Hardaway Jr. almost gave up on basketball: ‘It was a dark period’
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 4:20:06 PM)

    Rock bottom for Knicks G Tim Hardaway Jr. was a five-hour bus ride through the snow in Ohio.

  • [SNY Knicks] Potential Knicks target Kevin Durant takes Dyckman by storm
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 11:15:33 AM)

    Two-time NBA champion and two-time Finals MVP, Kevin Durant, showed some love to one of New York City’s basketball staples, as he made a surprise visit to Dyckman Park.

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox picks up early honor for Knicks with dazzling play
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7:10:44 PM)

    The Knicks and their fans only hope it continues when it counts. In his opening act, Knicks lottery pick Kevin Knox provided hope — and 21.3 points a game — and as a result landed on the first team of the All-NBA Summer League teams. Behind Knox’s athleticism, the Knicks finished the competition in Las…

  • [NY Newsday] Kevin Knox picks up early honor for Knicks with dazzling play
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7:10:44 PM)

    The Knicks and their fans only hope it continues when it counts. In his opening act, Knicks lottery pick Kevin Knox provided hope — and 21.3 points a game — and as a result landed on the first team of the All-NBA Summer League teams. Behind Knox’s athleticism, the Knicks finished the competition in Las…