Knicks Morning News (2018.08.05)

  • [NYPost] Ex-Knicks guard sees trait that can make Kevin Knox a star
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 3:13:54 PM)

    The personality differences between father and son are striking, according to Charlie Ward. The elder Kevin Knox was a brash 6-foot-3 wide receiver at Florida State. Kevin Knox II is a 6-9 forward out of Kentucky — the strong, silent type whom Ward believes has the mentality to become the Knicks next “superstar.” On draft…

  • [NYTimes] Trump Mocks LeBron James’s Intelligence and Calls Don Lemon ‘Dumbest Man’ on TV
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 7:40:24 PM)

    The president lashed out at the N.B.A. star and the CNN anchor after they criticized him in an interview.

  • [NYDN] Blue Ribbon panel begins review of NYPD disciplinary system that has proved resistant to change
    (Sunday, August 05, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    As the blue-ribbon panel created by the city’s top cop to review how the NYPD punishes police for misconduct begins its work, history has shown that the disciplinary system is stubbornly resistant to change.

    Way back in 1972, for example, the Knapp Commission — formed to probe a police bribery…

  • [NYDN] How the yellow cab went belly up: Uber has accelerated an economic crisis decades in the making
    (Sunday, August 05, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    For 100 years, New York City cab drivers have served as “encyclopedias of the city.” They drive fares from home to work, to shopping, to train stations and airports.

    Along the way, they have dispensed pearls of wisdom about life, jokes, political banter and commentary on restaurants, bars, films…

  • [NYDN] To diversify schools, reimagine G&T: A bill to expand segregated programs moves in exactly the wrong direction
    (Sunday, August 05, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    As the debate over admissions at New York City’s specialized high schools rages on, the latest idea for addressing the dismal lack of racial diversity at these schools is a new bill in the state Senate to expand gifted programs in elementary and middle schools. Supporters pitch the bill as an alternative…

  • [NYDN] Stop thief: Trump and Republicans are doing far too little to thwart 2018 Russian election meddling
    (Sunday, August 05, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    When he’s not casting doubt on findings that nail Russia dead to rights on 2016 election interference, President Trump makes sport of his predecessor’s failure to disrupt that meddling.

    Obama “did NOTHING about it,” Trump says, ignoring the fact that Obama did, in fact, urge Vladimir Putin to stop….

  • [NYDN] Cuomo in church: Leave the Pope out of it, governor
    (Sunday, August 05, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Thursday, just after the Pope declared the death penalty against Catholic teachings in all circumstances, Gov. Cuomo seconded the notion. And reminded us of the hazards of invoking religious leaders when making public policy.

    Declaring himself “in solidarity with Pope Francis,” New York’s progressive…

  • [NYDN] Hit the books, mayor: Reading coaches aren’t working; try something else
    (Sunday, August 05, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Two years ago, Mayor de Blasio set an eye-popping goal: to get all second-graders — 100% — reading at grade level by 2026.

    Fewer than 43% of third graders passed state English tests in 2017, a jump of about two percentage points over the previous year.

    At that rate, it would take until, oh, 2045…

  • [NYDN] City officials misled N.Y. congresswoman on lead paint in public housing
    (Sunday, August 05, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The city misled a congresswoman about its decision years ago to ignore federal guidelines on dealing with lead poisoning of children living in public housing.

    In an October 2016 letter obtained by the Daily News, then-Housing Authority Chairwoman Shola Olatoye attacked a Daily News report on lead…

  • [NYDN] CARIBBEAT: Councilman Jumaane Williams’ bid for New York lieutenant governor in Democratic primary faring well in recent Siena College poll
    (Sunday, August 05, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    What’s the state of City Councilman Jumaane Williams’ bid for statewide office? Not bad, says a recent poll results that place the New York State lieutenant governor candidate close to his incumbent rival.

    A recent Siena College poll put Gov. Cuomo substantially ahead of his Democratic primary…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on yeshivas, the Pope and smoking
    (Sunday, August 05, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    In defense of my kid’s yeshiva

    Brooklyn: As a member of the Hasidic community who attended a yeshiva and who chooses to send my children to the same yeshiva, I am deeply hurt by the allegations from Naftuli Moster in his Aug. 1 Op-Ed (“Stop the yeshiva slow-walk, mayor”) that these schools are…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Yankees sorely missing big bats as their offense comes up empty again against Red Sox
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 10:10:00 PM)

    There was Aaron Judge on the top step of the visitor’s dugout Saturday evening, on edge watching every pitch along with everyone else in Fenway as the Yankees’ bats desperately tried to stay alive.

    With two outs and the bases loaded, unfortunately for the Yankees all the injured Judge could do…

  • [NYDN] Eli Apple tussles with Evan Engram, later limps off practice field with knee pain
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 10:10:00 PM)

    Eli Apple got both reprimanded and injured during Saturday’s practice, and the Giants have to hope both Apple’s behavior and left knee hold up, because they need his A-game desperately this season.

    Most urgently, Apple hurt his left knee and had to be helped off the field after getting his feet…

  • [NYDN] Zack Wheeler is brilliant again, Jeff McNeil chips in four hits as Mets beat Braves, 3-0
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 10:10:00 PM)

    Zack Wheeler, unlike his rotation mate Jacob deGrom, got some run support Saturday night. As it turned out, all he needed was one.

    Wheeler was brilliant for the second straight start, going seven innings, striking out nine and allowing just three hits and no runs as the Mets bounced back to beat…

  • [NYDN] NYCFC allows goal in 87th minute, forced to settle for draw with Whitecaps
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 9:20:00 PM)

    Little used Erik Hurtado scored in the 87th minute off a precise cross from Brek Shea, and the Vancouver Whitecaps rallied for an unpredictable 2-2 draw with New York City FC in front of an announced crowd of 20,802 at Yankee Stadium.

    The result spoiled the debut of NYCFC forward Valentín Castellanos,…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 5, 2018
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 5, 2018

    We swing into action before analyzing the alternative solutions, especially as an awkward Mercury-Pluto alignment challenges us to logically express our feelings. The Moon, Pluto and Venus create a Grand Earth Trine that hides our vulnerability…

  • [NYDN] Black cop feels Blue over injustice in the system
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Who polices the police?

    Matthew Horace asks this in “The Black and the Blue,” his book about America’s justice system, or, maybe, if you’re an African-American man, the injustice system.

    If you’re black, Horace writes, you run a far greater risk of being stopped by police officers than a white…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Sex probes shrink in city schools under Mayor de Blasio, even as number of staffers grows
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Education Department officials have probed fewer cases of sexual harassment and discrimination in city schools under the de Blasio administration, even as the agency’s number of employees has ballooned.

    The sex-probe stats were released as Mayor de Blasio faces growing criticism over the city’s…

  • [NYDN] Justice Story: Revenge killings stir victim-notification laws
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Revenge, as the saying goes, is a dish best served cold. But for Charles Rodman Campbell, nearly six years behind bars turned his desire for vengeance into a boiling rage.

    Not long after prison doors opened for him, he took off to settle the score. His targets were a woman and her child.


  • [NYDN] GRIDLOCK SAM: Big sports mean big traffic
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Aug. 5- Aug. 11


    Get ready for some football, adding traffic turbulence to New Jersey commutes. MetLife Stadium hosts two football games this week — three if you count what we Americans call soccer.

    Real Madrid plays A.S. Roma at MetLife Tuesday…

  • [NYDN] Off-duty EMT unhurt in Queens carjacking
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 6:35:00 PM)

    An off-duty city EMT was unhurt Saturday after being taken for a ride by a trio of carjackers in Queens, sources said.

    The 44-year-old victim was leaving work at the Fire Department EMT station at 222-15 Merrick Blvd. in Laurelton at about 1:40 a.m. when he was accosted at gunpoint by three men.

  • [NYDN] LeBron James is ‘working to do good things’ in eyes of First Lady Melania Trump, which goes against President Donald Trump’s comments
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 6:05:00 PM)

    At least one Trump has the good sense to support LeBron James.

    First Lady Melania Trump’s spokeswoman released a statement on Saturday that defied the President’s derogatory comments about the NBA superstar Friday night.

    “It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our…

  • [NYDN] Venezuelan government says President Maduro safe after drone attack
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 5:50:00 PM)

    CARACAS, Venezuela — Drones armed with explosives detonated near Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in an apparent assassination attempt as he delivered a speech to hundreds of soldiers that was broadcast live on television, officials said.

    Caught by surprise mid-speech, Maduro and his wife, Cilia…

  • [NYDN] Police move to clear rowdy protests in Portland, Oregon
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 4:15:00 PM)

    Small scuffles broke out Saturday as police in Portland, Oregon, deployed “flash bang” devices and other means to disperse hundreds of right-wing and self-described anti-fascist protesters.

    Just before 2 p.m., police in riot gear ordered people to leave an area downtown, saying demonstrators had…

  • [NYDN] Photo of JFK with Marilyn Monroe hits auction block 56 years after her death
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 4:00:00 PM)

    JFK hid his affairs — and his official photographer hid this evidence of his most famous alleged dalliance.

    An original photo of President John F. Kennedy with Marilyn Monroe is on the auction block with a minimum asking price of $2,500.

    The shot was one of several taken by Cecil Stoughton, the…

  • [NYDN] Cuomo offers ‘thoughts and prayers’ as state squeezes NRA finances
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 3:55:00 PM)

    Gov. Cuomo says he’s fine with New York financial regulators putting the squeeze on the National Rifle Association.

    “If the NRA goes bankrupt because of the state of New York, they’ll be in my thoughts and prayers,” Cuomo said in a statement Saturday.

    The gun-rights group gripes in Albany federal…

  • [NYDN] The Madam, the Manafort and the Mueller Probe
    (Saturday, August 04, 2018 3:00:00 PM)

    Hopefully, Robert Mueller supplies toilet-seat covers for his legal team’s chairs because there hasn’t been this many porn stars, sleaze bags, swingers, strippers, spies and now a madam around since Eliot Spitzer was governor.

    You could get an STD just walking into the place.

    This past week Manhattan…