Knicks Morning News (2018.07.21)

  • [NY Newsday] Michael Beasley agrees to deal with Lakers, reports say
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 5:31:45 PM)

    Former Knicks forward Michael Beasley has agreed to join LeBron James in Los Angeles with the Lakers, according to multiple reports.

  • [NYPost] Lakers add Michael Beasley to LeBron James’ sidekicks
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 2:37:43 PM)

    The Lakers again were tempted to add to LeBron James’ cast of characters. Los Angeles agreed to a deal with former Knicks forward Michael Beasley on Friday, showing their continued push to assemble a veteran core around James, who signed as a free agent July 1. Beasley reached terms on a one-year, $3.5 million deal…

  • [NYTimes] Clipper Darrell Won’t Bow to King James. But He Wants To.
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 3:55:48 AM)

    Since LeBron James signed, Lakers fans have unleashed a fresh strain of venom — and jokes — on Darrell Bailey, the Los Angeles Clippers superfan known for his red and blue suits.

  • [NYDN] Child abduction in Queens sets off Amber Alert
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 3:05:00 AM)

    The NYPD issued an AMBER Alert for a baby who was abducted in Queens.

    Police said the abduction took place at the child’s home near Van Wyck Expressway and 91st Ave. in Queens at 9:55 p.m. Friday.

    The infant was identified as August Pippins, an 8-month-old black female. She was last seen wearing…

  • [NYDN] Maryland newspaper shooting suspect indicted on 23 charges
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 2:25:00 AM)

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A grand jury has leveled 23 charges against a man accused of killing five people in a mass shooting at a Maryland newspaper office, a prosecutor announced Friday.

    The grand jury indicted Jarrod Ramos, 38, of Laurel, on five counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Gerald…

  • [NYDN] Guatemalan pleads guilty in crash that killed Colts player Edwin Jackson
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 2:10:00 AM)

    INDIANAPOLIS — A Guatemalan man living illegally in the U.S. pleaded guilty Friday to driving drunk in a crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.

    Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, pleaded guilty to two counts of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content…

  • [NYDN] Raising hell: Cynthia Nixon wants to raise the age, even for the most serious violent crimes
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon is an experienced actress, but on criminal justice reform, she’s not playing the part of an off-the-rails liberal: She’s the genuine article.

    Witness her proposal, announced Friday, to revise state law passed last year raising the age at which youthful offenders…

  • [NYDN] Missing the Mark: Zuckerberg’s confusion on online lies
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Defending the right of Facebook users to share lies, the CEO of the social media giant stepped in it, confusing falsehoods devised to attack and denigrate people with other types of misinformation, from mistakes to conspiracy theories.

    The Holocaust is one of many “things that people get wrong,”…

  • [NYDN] Put it back together: The vandalism of Navy SEAL hero Michael Murphy’s memorial is a high crime
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Thirteen years ago, Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a Navy SEAL from Patchogue, L.I., was among 18 Americans killed in a fierce gunfight in Afghanistan’s Kunar province. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. In 2006, Lake Ronkokoma, where Murphy once worked as a lifeguard, dedicated a park in…

  • [NYDN] Teacher with history of alcohol arrests charged with DUI after crash involving eight vehicles
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 12:50:00 AM)

    DOVER, Del. — A Delaware teacher with a history of alcohol-related arrests has been charged with drunken driving in an incident in which eight other vehicles were damaged.

    Rehoboth Beach police say 45-year-old Martin Tuohy of Middletown turned himself in Thursday evening to be charged in the July…

  • [NYDN] An excited, energetic Taylor Swift brings tour to MetLife
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 12:10:00 AM)

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Taylor Swift brought her explosive Reputation Tour to the MetLife Stadium on Friday and will make history as the first female artist to play three consecutive shows at the venue when she performs Saturday and Sunday.

    Swift was energetic and excited during her two-hour-plus…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on tipping, Trump and sharks
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Tips for workers to make a living

    Manhattan: Marc Molinaro’s Op-Ed against raising the tipped wage (“Cuomo tips balance against restaurants,” July 16) is inaccurate, condescending and flippant. While true that New York’s restaurant industry is thriving, it’s false that its tipped workers are: They…

  • [NYDN] Woman charged with driving drunk in car with kids twice in two weeks
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 11:30:00 PM)

    WARWICK, R.I. — Police say a Rhode Island woman has twice been charged with driving drunk with children in her vehicle in two weeks.

    Warwick police say 41-year-old Leah Duran was charged with driving under the influence after refusing a Breathalyzer test on Thursday. Police say the Woonsocket woman…

  • [NYDN] Exclusive: Lieutenant in Brooklyn precinct busted down to sergeant for alleged sexual harassment
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    An NYPD lieutenant — who was reported to the Civilian Complaint Review Board by another cop for foul language — has been demoted and placed on desk duty over sexual harassment allegations, the Daily News has learned.

    Jonathan Blatt, assigned to Housing PSA 1 in Coney Island, had his guns and shield…

  • [NYDN] Joe Benigno to take leave of absence from WFAN amid sexual harassment allegations
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    Joe Benigno, currently embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal as part of a lawsuit against WFAN, is taking a leave of absence from the station.

    Benigno, who was originally scheduled to jump back behind the microphone on WFAN Monday, is taking a leave while Entercom, the station’s owner, tries…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Jacob deGrom’s teammates have his back amid ace’s demands to Mets front office: ‘He has every right to say that’
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 10:55:00 PM)

    Jacob deGrom’s demands at the All-Star Game completely blindsided the Mets’ front office, but in the clubhouse, it did not surprise anyone who had been paying attention. DeGrom’s agent’s proposition to either extend the Mets ace beyond the two years that he is under team control or trade him now…

  • [NYDN] Red: Brian Cashman must make ‘Boss’ trade before deadline for Yankees to have best chance at World Series
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 10:50:00 PM)

    With a sparkling 62-33 record entering Friday’s Subway Series opener in the Bronx, rookie Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he expected his club to “go out and be great” in the second half of the 2018 season, and that there is the potential for Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, CC Sabathia and Co….

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Mets firesale begins with Jeurys Familia most likely headed to Athletics, sources tell The News
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 10:45:00 PM)

    Zack Wheeler was first to walk over and offer Jeurys Familia a handshake and a hug. The catchers followed and then bullpen coach Ricky Bones went over and said their goodbyes. The Mets were finalizing a deal to send their closer to the A’s late Friday night, two team sources confirmed. Word had…

  • [NYDN] Yoenis Cespedes stunningly says he may need heel surgery, Mets slugger could miss 10 months
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 10:30:00 PM)

    Yoenis Cespedes finally returned Friday night after missing more than nine weeks and came back with a bang, but how long will he last?

    After going 2-for-4 with a homer which hit off the left foul pole in the Mets’ 7-5 win over the Yankees, Cespedes revealed that all the leg injuries he’s dealt…

  • [NYDN] President Trump attempts to create more NFL drama, declares national anthem protest debate is ‘alive and well again’
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 10:25:00 PM)

    President Trump is once again getting the itch to insert himself into NFL players’ peaceful protest against police brutality by kneeling for the national anthem.

    One day after the Miami Dolphins announced they intended to discipline any player who kneeled on the field during the anthem with a fine…

  • [NYDN] Suspect in the murder of Hawaii police officer killed in shootout with cops
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    The man police believe fatally shot a Hawaii officer during a traffic stop was gunned down during a wild shootout with cops after a three-day manhunt.

    Justin Joshua Waiki, 33, evaded police with the help of people on the Big Island, before they tracked him down at the extreme southern end of the…

  • [NYDN] Parking feud led to slaying of Brooklyn man whose pleas for help went ignored by cops
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    A feud over a double-parked car escalated into the shooting death of a Brooklyn man whose pleas for help were overlooked by passing patrol officers, cops said Friday.

    Jimmie Russell, 33, was busted Friday in the slaying of Robert Fason, 43.

    As he feuded with Fason early on June 30 outside a bar…

  • [NYDN] Captain of the capsized Missouri duck boat told passengers not to wear life jackets
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    Tia Coleman, who lost nine members of her family in the Branson, Mo. duck boat wreck Thursday, said her loved ones would still be alive if the captain hadn’t told them not to bother with their life jackets.

    “My husband would want me to say this. He would want the world to know that on this boat…

  • [NYDN] Noah Syndergaard’s shortened outing due to fatigue not injury; Jay Bruce unsure when he’ll start hitting again as back woes persist
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 9:55:00 PM)

    ??The Mets disastrous season has conditioned manager Mickey Callaway to expect the worst with regard to injuries.

    But in Friday’s 7-5 win over the Yankees, Callaway’s Mets avoided more bad news as Noah Syndergaard attributed his shortened outing and decreased velocity to fatigue and insisted he’d…

  • [NYDN] Gary Sanchez shows shades of early season struggles as Yankees blow countless opportunities against Mets
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 9:40:00 PM)

    The Yankees hoped to add some pop to their lineup with the return of Gary Sanchez on Friday, but the power-hitting catcher might as well have remained absent.

    Sanchez, who returned to the lineup for the first time since being placed on the disabled list June 24 with a strained groin, went 1-for-5…

  • [NYDN] Yoenis Cespedes crushes home run in return as Mets take down Yankees in Subway Series opener
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 8:45:00 PM)

    Yoenis Cespedes returned to the Mets lineup, Noah Syndergaard battled and the Yankees continued to struggle with their starting pitching and runners in scoring position as the second half of the season started with a 7-5 Mets victory in the Bronx on Friday night.

    Cespedes went 2-for-4 and homered…

  • [NYDN] Cop who caused the chokehold death of Eric Garner hit with NYPD charges
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    The cop blamed in the death of Eric Garner was charged Friday night with violating NYPD regulations against using a chokehold to subdue a suspect, sources told the Daily News.

    The Civilian Complaint Review Board will prosecute the departmental case against Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who has been…

  • [NYDN] Lawsuit: Taylor Swift swiped the name of a Long Island business
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 6:45:00 PM)

    A Long Island computer guy has some bad blood with Taylor Swift, saying the pop princess swiped his trademarked label and hurt his business.

    Patrick Bénot, the owner of a Wantagh-based computer consulting business, said he trademarked the “SwiftLife” name in 2007 — nine years before Swift the singer…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Beasley reportedly set to join LeBron James, Lakers next season
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 7:25:10 PM)

    “The Walking Bucket” is headed to the West Coast.