Knicks Morning News (2018.07.28)

  • [ESPN] Fizdale gets to know Porzingis in visit to Latvia
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 10:21:29 AM)

    Knicks coach David Fizdale has spent time getting to know Kristaps Porzingis this week during a trip to Latvia.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks signing Noah Vonleh is low risk, high reward
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 1:15:00 PM)

    By signing Noah Vonleh to a one-year deal, the Knicks have a player to fill in for the injured Kristaps Porzingis who can help other players around him develop.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Fizdale on Porzingis’ rehab: ‘We don’t want to rush it’
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 11:01:00 AM)

    New Knicks head coach David Fizdale said he wanted to have a strong sense of communication with center Kristaps Porzingis, and visiting Porzingis’ home in native Latvia has been a big step.

  • [SNY Knicks] Here’s five things you didn’t know about Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 8:45:14 AM)

    Mitchell Robinson was a bit of an unknown in this year’s draft to say the least, so here are five things you might not know about the Knicks’ new big man.

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale goes the extra mile for Kristaps Porzingis bonding
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 8:20:11 AM)

    Knicks coach David Fizdale has gone international to better his relationship with his best player. Fizdale and his wife, Natasha Sen-Fizdale, ventured earlier this week to Porzingis’ hometown of Liepaja, Latvia, where the couple spent quality time with the Knicks big man and his family, including his brothers, Janis and Martins. Fizdale made sure to…

  • [NYDN] Convicted child rapist busted for illegally selling Statue of Liberty sightseeing tour boat tickets
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:00:00 PM)

    A convicted child rapist was arrested for illegally hawking Statue of Liberty sightseeing boat tickets on park land, authorities said.

    Marc Wellman, 53, was busted on July 20 while selling tickets for the Circle Line company in front of the Staten Island Ferry station, police said.

    The arrest came…

  • [NYDN] The three-fifths New Yorkers: That’s how City Hall treats NYCHA
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Those of us who have the honor of serving the NYCHA tenants in our congregations, and who have worked with them and their fellow residents to force NYCHA and City Hall to treat them fairly and humanely, have finally realized the heart of the problem.

    NYCHA residents — nearly 500,000 of them — are…

  • [NYDN] House of charlatans: Rep. Jim Jordan follows his President down a dark road
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    From their perches on the House Oversight Committee, Reps. Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows have been busy worker bees, attempting to sabotage Robert Mueller’s necessary investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

    This week, the bees stung, filing preposterous articles of impeachment…

  • [NYDN] Go, go, go: The economy is roaring, mostly
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    The U.S. economy is a galloping horse, a jet plane that’s reached altitude, an express train hurtling forward in the days before the subways started creeping: Pick your metaphor, and it’s mostly true.

    In the second quarter of the year, growth hit an estimated 4.1%, a significant acceleration over…

  • [NYDN] What #MeToo means now: Private sector lurches forward, Albany stumbles with transparency
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The #MeToo movement has delivered an overdue comeuppance to many powerful men, upending decades in which women’s claims of indignities and even assaults were ignored.

    Left unresolved: How to navigate the brave new world. It is easy to say credible accusations should carry career consequences; it…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on the Daily News, Vladimir Putin and abortion
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Voicers’ balanced views make News

    Forked River, N.J.: Voicers like John Canny are happy that one of the most important things to our democracy — freedom of the press — is under attack. Canny says he will read the New York Post instead because the Daily News is a leftist paper. I actually read both…

  • [NYDN] Man angry over broken phone drives car into Verizon store
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 11:30:00 PM)

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A 74-year-old man ranting about a broken phone drove his car through the glass storefront of a Verizon Wireless store in North Carolina, authorities said Friday, stunning shoppers during the dinner hour at an upscale mall.

    Charles Michael Hager was charged with assault with a deadly…

  • [NYDN] Taliban official says group spoke with U.S. official about plans for peace talks
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 11:15:00 PM)

    ISLAMABAD — A senior Taliban official says the insurgent group has held the first direct talks with a U.S. official in a preliminary discussion about future plans for peace negotiations.

    This week’s meeting with Alice Wells, the U.S.’s top diplomat for South Asia, was an attempt to jump-start talks…

  • [NYDN] Five people indicted on charges of caging, abusing autistic woman
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 11:10:00 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Five Louisiana residents now face federal charges for allegedly imprisoning and abusing an autistic woman, two years after they were arrested on state charges in the case.

    Prosecutors allege a litany of horrors against the 22-year-old victim in an indictment made public Thursday evening….

  • [NYDN] Missouri duck boat sank after sudden change in weather, says NTSB
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 10:55:00 PM)

    ST. LOUIS — Video and audio recordings from a fatal tourist boat accident in Missouri show that the lake went from calm to deadly dangerous in a matter of minutes, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.

    The NTSB cited preliminary findings gathered from the video recorder camera system…

  • [NYDN] Trump, Putin open to another meeting, possibly in Moscow
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 10:35:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — Rarely has an RSVP been so complicated.

    President Trump is open to visiting Moscow — if he gets a formal invitation from Vladimir Putin, the White House said. Russian President Putin said he’s game for a trip to Washington — but his answer came only after Trump retracted his invitation…

  • [NYDN] Asdrubal Cabrera traded to Phillies for Double-A pitcher as Mets’ selloff continues
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 10:35:00 PM)

    It seems the Mets, like the Orioles and Blue Jays, have no issues with trading in their division.

    Asdrubal Cabrera is being dealt to the Phillies, an industry source told the Daily News on Friday, for right-handed Double-A pitcher Franklyn Kilome.

    The switch-hitting infielder was the Mets’ best…

  • [NYDN] Michigan parents accused of beating their five kids, keeping them in ‘dungeon’ room
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 10:15:00 PM)

    LANSING, Mich. — A Lansing man accused of whipping and locking his five children in a dark, bedroom as punishment has been arrested on child abuse, unlawful imprisonment and gun charges.

    Police say 32-year-old Yenier Conde was arraigned Friday and ordered held on bond.

    His wife, 28-year-old Sarah…

  • [NYDN] Man arrested after allegedly stealing three vehicles, including tractor, and biting police dog
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 9:50:00 PM)

    DENVER — A man accused of stealing a tractor before leading Denver police on a slow-speed chase through the city also is charged with biting and choking a police dog and stealing two other cars.

    Denver District Attorney Beth McCann on Thursday filed 23 charges against 37-year-old Thomas Busch connected…

  • [NYDN] Mehta: Sam Darnold’s agent is only hurting Jets’ QB of the future with this selfish holdout
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 9:20:00 PM)

    Sam Darnold presumably followed the Jets’ first training camp practice Friday via his burner Twitter account, while his agent continued to senselessly leave him in limbo.

    Darnold is one of the final two unsigned rookies in the 256-man 2018 draft class due to super-agent Jimmy Sexton’s selfishness.

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — July 28, 2018
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for July 28, 2018

    Whether we’re recovering from emotional exhaustion or cleaning up leftover messes, everything seems larger than life. Ironically, the skies are rather peaceful today, as if they know we could use a dose of cosmic quietness. Thankfully, the…

  • [NYDN] Texas doctor sentenced to 10 years in prison after convicted of sexually assaulting patient
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 8:25:00 PM)

    DALLAS — A Texas doctor accused of sexually assaulting several patients was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday after he was convicted of assaulting a woman who sought care for a physical disability.

    Donald Ozumba, 45, was found guilty earlier Friday of aggravated sexual assault of an elderly…

  • [NYDN] Mississippi officer fired after using stun gun on handcuffed shoplifting suspect
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 8:20:00 PM)

    A Mississippi police officer lost his job this week after his department released video of him using a stun gun against a handcuffed suspect, according to reports.

    The shocking video shows former officer Daniel Starks place the stun gun against the back of a shoplifting suspect, who is not resisting…

  • [NYDN] Aaron Judge knows he dodged a bullet with wrist injury: ‘It could have been a lot worse’
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    It could have been a lot worse.

    At least that’s the Yankees’ mantra a day after disaster seemed to strike in the form of a 93 mile per hour fastball off Aaron Judge’s right wrist on Thursday night. Judge sustained a bone chip fracture in that wrist, but on Friday the Yankees insisted that their…

  • [NYDN] Superintendent resigns after accused of pooping on high school track
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 8:10:00 PM)

    KENILWORTH, N.J. — The school superintendent accused of repeatedly defecating on another high school’s track has resigned.

    The Star-Ledger of Newark reports the Kenilworth school board accepted Thomas Tramaglini’s resignation Thursday. In an email and voicemail sent to staff, the board said it…

  • [NYDN] Trump touts economic growth, but it hasn’t lifted his support — or his party’s election prospects
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 7:50:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump jauntily celebrated the strong growth numbers released on Friday, appearing in the sun-kissed Rose Garden to claim credit for a humming economy. Yet his own numbers — for the public’s approval — remain unusually low for a president presiding over good times.

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Aaron Boone is optimistic Aaron Judge will return in three weeks, but the Yankees have to find a way to fill that hole
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 6:45:00 PM)

    Aaron Judge seemed a little less certain about the timeline for his expected return from a fractured wrist bone than the team did. The Yankees slugger, sporting a light cast on his right wrist, said that “they haven’t told (him) much” about his rehab for the chip fracture.

    He is just hopeful to…

  • [NYDN] Giants GM Dave Gettleman, with cancer in remission, has same spirit and sense of humor: ‘My energy’s good’
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 5:10:00 PM)

    Dave Gettleman has lost his hair but not his spirit or fervor for the Giants and for life.

    “Let me tell you something,” Gettleman, 67, his cancer in remission and his sense of humor in tact, said Friday in his first public appearance since an early June diagnosis. “(Defensive line coach) Gary Emanuel…

  • [NYDN] Field of Dreams contest winner, 14, invokes Lou Gehrig’s perseverance in winning essay
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    Akiva Boyarsky is a young man who understands and appreciates the grind that goes into achieving your goals.

    He’s one of the Daily News’ 2018 Field of Dreams essay contest grand prize winners, and he’s certainly put in the work to finally earn the grand prize.

    “Over the years I have been lucky…

  • [NYDN] Yankees game against Royals is postponed due to rain
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 4:45:00 PM)

    The Yankees game against the Royals was postponed because of rain Friday night.

    The game was rescheduled as a split doubleheader on Saturday at 1 and 7:05 p.m.

    The Yankees will flip their scheduled starters, with Luis Severino pitching the 1 p.m. opener and CC Sabathia pitching in the nightcap….