Knicks Morning News (2018.08.04)

  • [SNY Knicks] Joakim Noah working hard with Knicks’ future in limbo
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 6:35:24 PM)

    Noah was seen getting in rebounding work with former Knicks developmental coach Chris Brickley on Friday.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Lance Thomas eager to show leadership skills
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 6:41:34 PM)

    Knicks forward Lance Thomas is excited for the upcoming NBA season and is already on the same page as new head coach David Fizdale.

  • [NYPost] The veteran who’s going to school Knicks’ rookie studs
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 9:04:47 PM)

    Lance Thomas spent Friday at an Upper East Side school talking to kids about doing the right thing and playing the right way. In a sense, the Knicks co-captain and Brooklyn native will be doing the same thing when training camp starts Sept. 24. One of the integral roles for Thomas, the longest-tenured Knick and…

  • [NYPost] How Vegas casino claims they caught Charles Oakley cheating
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 8:29:18 AM)

    Charles Oakley from downtown. The former Knicks enforcer was arrested at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Vegas last month for cheating, not once, but three separate times. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Oakley pulled a $100 chip back when he realized he would lose a hand, then added chips on two other hands to…

  • [NYTimes] Las Vegas Aces, After Over 25 Hours of Travel, Pull Out of W.N.B.A. Game
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 2:32:50 AM)

    Citing travel issues, the W.N.B.A. team did not show up for its Friday night game against the Mystics in Washington.

  • [NYTimes] Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner Are the W.N.B.A.’s Iconic Duo. Don’t Wait.
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 9:00:10 AM)

    They’re great apart but even better together. Taurasi and Griner have spent years tailoring their games to each other, and another championship for the Phoenix Mercury may be the reward.

  • [NYDN] The justice system failed my brother
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    The justice system failed my beloved brother, Carey Gabay. Last week, the jury rendered their verdict for the gang members responsible for the murder of my beloved brother. Over the course of three months, I attended each day of the murder trial, an emotionally draining experience.

    Throughout the…

  • [NYDN] NYPD blackout: Not sharing information doesn’t put Finest in best light
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    It seems the only way for New Yorkers to shine a light on NYPD disciplinary matters is to wait for a cop to commit a major off-duty offense. Like shooting an alleged romantic rival in the face.

    Sgt. Ritchard Blake, an 18-year veteran, stands accused of shooting Thavone Santana Thursday morning….

  • [NYDN] Fossil fools: The Trump administration makes a fateful mistake on fuel-efficiency standards
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    It’s a given that the global warming-denying, regulation-shredding Trump administration would want to roll back Obama-era requirements for Detroit to build more fuel-efficient cars.

    But the ridiculous rationales offered by officials make us wonder if they’re on laughing gas.

    It all boils down to…

  • [NYDN] The NRA’s last shot? Gun lobby blames New York regulators for financial woes
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The National Rifle Association, which spent more than $55 million to influence the 2016 elections, is crying poverty.

    A lawsuit filed against New York claims that the Department of Financial Service’s declaration that an NRA-marketed insurance policy for gun owners was illegal under state law has…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on life after prison, Trump rallies and the Mets
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Life after prison is never easy

    Napanoch, N.Y.: To Voicer Mac Leigh: You suggested that it should be requirement for parolees to prove they have employment waiting and a place to live prior to release. Easier said than done.

    While some incarcerated individuals do have that, because they have family,…

  • [NYDN] DUI suspect had blood alcohol level five times the limit when he hit girl: police
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 11:25:00 PM)

    WARWICK, R.I. — Police say a Rhode Island driver who struck and seriously injured a 7-year-old girl had a blood alcohol level nearly five times the legal limit.

    Anthony Sudduth, of Warwick, pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony charges of driving under the influence and driving to endanger.


  • [NYDN] Smith College suspends employee who called security on black student who ‘seemed to be out of place’
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    A Smith College employee was suspended this week for calling campus security on a black student lounging in a common area, the administrators said this week.

    Oumou Kanoute, who works as a summer teaching assistant at the Northhampton, Mass. college, had eaten lunch on July 31 and was reading on…

  • [NYDN] U.S. warns Russia, others on enforcing North Korea sanctions
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 10:40:00 PM)

    SINGAPORE — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Russia, China and other countries on Saturday against any violation of international sanctions on North Korea that could reduce pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons. Pompeo’s comments came on the heels of a new United Nations…

  • [NYDN] Former GOP official claims God ordered him to kill mom’s dog, calls himself ‘second coming of Christ’
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. — Authorities say the former head of South Carolina’s Republican Party told them that he killed his mother’s dog because God told him to and that he was the second coming of Jesus Christ.

    Todd Kincannon, 37, was arrested last week after he choked, stabbed, and mutilated his mother’s…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 4, 2018
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 4, 2018

    We are determined to return to the basics now that there are no significant planetary aspects to distract us from the simplistic needs of the practical Taurus Moon. However, paring away the complexities of modern life isn’t as easy as it…

  • [NYDN] President Donald Trump insults LeBron James’ intelligence: ‘Don Lemon made LeBron look smart, which isn’t easy to do’
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    The President is coming at the King, and it isn’t pretty.

    Earlier this week, LeBron James opened a school in his hometown of Akron to give underprivileged students a chance at higher education. Friday night, President Donald Trump insulted the three-time NBA champion’s intelligence in a randomly-timed…

  • [NYDN] Wife of U.S. Marine deported to Mexico under ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 8:40:00 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — The 16-year-old American daughter of a U.S. Marine held back tears as long as she could Friday before her family was split in two.

    Her mother, Alejandra Juarez, was finally leaving for Mexico, rather than be sent off in handcuffs, after exhausting all options to stop her deportation.

  • [NYDN] Boy died after ingesting large amount of methamphetamine at father’s home
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 8:25:00 PM)

    SEYMOUR, Ind. — A toxicology report says an 8-year-old southern Indiana boy had more than 180 times the lethal limit of methamphetamine in his bloodstream when he died.

    The (Seymour) Tribune reports details about the June 21 death of Curtis Collman III were revealed Thursday. Police say the boy…

  • [NYDN] Brooklyn man arrested for Staten Island gas station arson
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    A hotfooted Brooklyn man who set himself alight when he torched a Staten Island 7-Eleven has been caught, police said.

    Fakrol Islam, 26, of Kensington, was arrested Friday for setting fire to the gasoline he splashed around the pumps at the Richmond Ave. and Victory Blvd. convenience store around…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Rick Porcello and Red Sox deliver knockout blow to Luis Severino and Yanks, who now hand ball to Chance Adams
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 6:55:00 PM)

    Luis Severino may have been trying to send a message Friday night. The Yankees ace threw high and inside to Mookie Betts on his very first pitch, but the Red Sox and Rick Porcello delivered what may have been a knockout blow to the Yankees.

    Porcello beat the Yankees, pitching a complete-game one-hitter,…

  • [NYDN] Jacob deGrom takes another loss after going eight innings and allowing two runs as Mets fall to Braves
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 6:40:00 PM)

    There are certain occurrences the Mets have come to expect this season and, unsurprisingly, they both came to pass Friday.

    The first would be seeing a starting pitcher go on the disabled list, and Steven Matz did just that in the afternoon, a day after an MRI showed no structural damage in his…

  • [NYDN] Pentagon redoing space defenses, but it may not be enough for Trump
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 6:35:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump wants a Space Force, a new military service he says is needed to ensure American dominance in space. But the idea is gaining little traction at the Pentagon, where the president’s defense chief, Jim Mattis, says it would add burdensome bureaucracy and unwanted…

  • [NYDN] Man who harassed Yellowstone bison arrested at Glacier park
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 5:05:00 PM)

    An Oregon man who was caught on video harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park was arrested in Glacier National Park in the third disturbance in less than a week at a national park, officials said Friday.

    Rangers looking for Raymond Reinke of Pendleton, Ore., found him causing a disturbance…

  • [NYDN] Queens man arrested after green card interview to be released after 90 days in detention
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    A Queens man detained by ICE during his green card interview in late April and held in a New Jersey jail ever since won his release on Friday.

    A federal judge in Newark ruled that Antonio de Jesus Martinez, 35, an El Salvadoran immigrant married to an American woman, could go home to his family…

  • [NYDN] Leonard: Unheralded Giant B.W. Webb, who has shown off skills in camp, could provide needed depth at corner
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 4:25:00 PM)

    You don’t know B.W. Webb. Not yet anyway. But Philip Rivers and Drew Brees do.

    Webb, an anonymous Giants corner at the moment, has intercepted both the Chargers’ and Saints’ star quarterbacks in a five-year journeyman career. He’s played on five teams since the Dallas Cowboys drafted him in the…

  • [NYDN] One hurt in sidewalk shed collapse in Midtown
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 3:50:00 PM)

    One person was hurt when a truck ran into a sidewalk shed in Midtown on Friday.

    A pickup truck towing a flatbed trailer with another pickup atop it smashed into the shed at 675 Third Ave., near E. 42nd St., at about 5:25 p.m.

    First responders took one injured person to Bellevue Hospital. That person’s…

  • [NYDN] Mehta: Hard-hitting Jets safeties Jamal Adams & Marcus Maye shouldn’t change their styles of play in the wake of NFL’s new helmet rule
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 3:40:00 PM)

    Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye spent the better part of their rookie seasons delivering bone-crunching, teeth-chattering hits that aren’t going to suddenly disappear in the wake of the NFL’s new controversial helmet-to-helmet rule.

    The young engines of Todd Bowles’ defense made it clear that they…

  • [NYDN] Detective on mayor’s security detail slaps city with $7 million lawsuit, alleging anti-Muslim bias
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 3:35:00 PM)

    A detective on Mayor de Blasio’s security detail slapped the city with a $7 million lawsuit Friday, claiming his bosses mistreated him because he is Muslim.

    Abdelim (Abe) Azab, a 17-year NYPD veteran making more than $160,000 a year, claims he was repeatedly passed over for promotion and was called…

  • [NYDN] Report: Trump commission did not find widespread voter fraud
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 3:30:00 PM)

    The now-disbanded voting integrity commission launched by the Trump administration uncovered no evidence to support claims of widespread voter fraud, according to an analysis of administration documents released Friday.

    In a letter to Vice President Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach,…

  • [NYDN] Yankees call up Chance Adams to start Saturday’s crucial game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 3:20:00 PM)

    The Yankees are resorting to the minor leagues to fix their big-league rotation problems.

    Manager Aaron Boone will turn to pitching prospect Chance Adams to make his first career start on Saturday against first-place Boston. Adams, 23, has spent the entire season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.