Knicks Morning News (2018.08.08)

  • [NYDN] Contain Uber already: A yellow cabbie says the company is faux populist
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 2:00:00 PM)

    When last our mayor made a half-hearted attempt to implement a cap on Uber vehicles, the City Council buckled under Uber’s public relations blitzkrieg. And so, the proliferation continued, and now, according to the Taxi & Limousine Commission, there are roughly 110,000 for hire vehicles in our…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Bronx trash hauler who killed two men in six months is barred from driving a private garbage truck in NYC
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    A Bronx trash hauler who ran over and killed two men in separate incidents, and lied to the police about the identity of one of the victims, has been barred from driving private garbage trucks in the city, the Daily News has learned.

    Private garbage truck driver Sean Spence “lacks the good character,…

  • [NYDN] The search for D.B. Cooper: code-breaker explains how he decoded letters to uncover skyjacker’s identity
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    A dedicated team of cold-case investigators has revealed how they used an alpha-numeric code-breaking system to decipher strings of letters and numbers included in a series of mysterious letters written by the infamous skyjacker known as D.B. Cooper.

    The volunteer sleuths claim their methods uncovered…

  • [NYDN] The zoning game is rigged: The city must slow down and do an honest cost-benefit analysis
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Imagine doctors who don’t know the side effects of the drugs they administer. Now, imagine the same doctors pushing those drugs onto patients with vague promises of healing just for pharmaceutical companies’ benefit.

    Sounds like textbook snake-oil salesmanship.

    This is how rezoning works in New…

  • [NYDN] After the hail storm: Uber’s fears are overblown
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Uber and its cousins would have you believe that soon after the City Council passes bills regulating app-hail vehicles, the sky will fall through windshields across the five boroughs.

    Nonsense. This is a modest attempt to help drivers eke out a living while getting a handle on impossible Midtown…

  • [NYDN] Is that so taxing, Jumaane?
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Brooklyn City Councilman Jumaane Williams wants to be Lieutenant Gov. Jumaane Williams, yet takes umbrage at an attack ad from the present holder of that office, Kathy Hochul, that highlights his personal and business debts.

    Elitist! Dismissive of the working man’s struggle!

    Nope — just politics….

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on homelessness, bad drivers and Tish James
    (Wednesday, August 08, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Escaping shelters took luck

    Brooklyn: To Voicer Neil Reed: I appreciate what you’re going through, and hope you will soon find yourself in your own apartment. While I wasn’t in prison, on parole or probation, nor “coming clean” from a drug addiction, I know of many others with similar backgrounds…

  • [NYDN] Iran could answer U.S. sanctions with cyberattacks, experts say
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 11:15:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. is bracing for cyberattacks Iran could launch in retaliation for the re-imposition of sanctions this week by President Donald Trump, cybersecurity and intelligence experts say.

    Concern over that cyber threat has been rising since May, when Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear…

  • [NYDN] Granny shoots perv who tried entering her home after he was riding bicycle while masturbating
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 11:05:00 PM)

    A Texas grandmother shot a creep who tried to enter her home after he was spotted masturbating while riding a bicycle.

    The terrifying encounter began when the woman, in her 60s, was taking out the trash on the 6600 block of Cherrydale Drive in southeast Houston on Tuesday afternoon and found the…

  • [NYDN] Sonny Gray throws three scoreless in late-inning relief to set up Miguel Andujar’s winning hit in 13th as Yankees beat White Sox
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 9:40:00 PM)

    Maybe the Yankees have finally found a spot for Sonny Gray.

    The struggling and oft-booed starter was dominant in a huge late-inning bullpen role Tuesday night, and Miguel Andujar delivered with a two-out single in the 13th inning to give the Yankees a 4-3 win over the White Sox Tuesday night.


  • [NYDN] Lawmakers want Trump’s star removed from Hollywood Walk of Fame
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 9:35:00 PM)

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The West Hollywood City Council has unanimously approved a resolution seeking the removal of Donald Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the president’s “disturbing treatment of women and other actions.”

    Monday’s vote isn’t likely to get the intended result….

  • [NYDN] Maniac shoots New Jersey police officers sitting in vehicle in ambush attack
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    CAMDEN, N.J. — A gunman opened fire on two New Jersey police officers while they were sitting in their vehicle at a red light Tuesday night, wounding them in what authorities are calling an ambush attack.

    At least one suspect opened fire on the plainclothes detectives in Camden, which is located…

  • [NYDN] Protester chucked beer bottle at NYPD detective outside Brooklyn nail salon where racially-tinged brawl occurred
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 9:10:00 PM)

    A protester outside a Brooklyn nail salon at the center of a nasty, racially-tinged feud threw a beer bottle at an NYPD detectives head as he escorted the salon’s owners, police said Tuesday.

    A group of about 50 people were demonstrating outside the 888 Happy Red Apple Nails salon on Nostrand Ave….

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 8, 2018
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 8, 2018

    Although the cosmos erupts with multiple conflicting aspects today, the Moon’s shift into moody Cancer at 12:00 am EDT places a damper on real-world activities. Our emotions run all over the map while Luna encounters one hard aspect after…

  • [NYDN] Final suspect arrested in slaying of rapper XXXTentacion
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The fourth suspect in the shooting death of emerging South Florida rap star XXXTentacion has turned himself into authorities.

    The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Tuesday evening that 20-year-old Trayvon Newsome was taken into custody after surrendering…

  • [NYDN] Spanish fighter jet accidentally fires missile In Estonia
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 8:05:00 PM)

    HELSINKI — Estonia’s military says it is looking for the remains of a missile that a Spanish fighter jet accidentally fired while drilling in the air space of the Baltic country and NATO ally.

    The military said that the Eurofighter Typhoon from the Spanish Air Force — part of NATO’s Baltic air-policing…

  • [NYDN] Gov. Jeff Colyer and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach locked in a dead heat in Republican primary for governor
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who got a last minute boost from President Trump, and Gov. Jeff Colyer are locked in a near-dead heat in the Republican primary race for governor.

    Both men earned 41% of the vote, according to the unofficial results.

    Kobach, who was a member Trump’s committee…

  • [NYDN] Knicks reportedly gifted another Christmas game, but Kristaps Porzingis will likely still be missing when they take on Bucks
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 6:45:00 PM)

    There’s not much expected of the Knicks next season, but they’re still a marquee franchise and will host a Christmas game against the Bucks, according to the New York Times.

    Kristaps Porzingis likely won’t be back from ACL surgery, so the highlight matchup figures to be Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: NRA sends out candidate questionnaire highlighting its agenda — including to Gov. Cuomo, with whom it’s warring
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 6:30:00 PM)

    ALBANY — In the midst of its fight with Gov. Cuomo, the National Rifle Association has sent out a New York candidate questionnaire taking aim at many of the state’s pro-gun control measures.

    The NRA is asking candidates if they support such things as allowing the carrying of concealed weapons in…

  • [NYDN] Disney will launch streaming service in late 2019
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 5:55:00 PM)

    Even Disney is going online.

    The Mickey Mouse company plans to have its streaming service up and running by the end of 2019, CEO Bob Iger said Tuesday.

    “Our first priority is going to be reaching our core Disney fan,” he said on an earnings call. “We want to walk before we run when it comes to…

  • [NYDN] Giants pay tribute to Army football players, who visit camp; will Odell Beckham see the field Thursday?
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 5:55:00 PM)

    Pat Shurmur’s Giants paid tribute to the visiting Army football team after Tuesday’s practice, walking across their field to the stands to salute the service members who one day may defend their freedom.

    Petty NCAA rules dictated the student-athletes couldn’t be on the field because it would be…

  • [NYDN] Leonard: Davis Webb’s time to shine is here, making him the most intriguing Giant to watch in Thursday’s preseason opener
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 5:40:00 PM)

    Finally it is Davis Webb’s turn to play in an NFL game, and he actually will play.

    And that makes Webb, even more than prized No. 2 pick Saquon Barkley, the most intriguing player to watch as the Giants kick off their preseason Thursday night against the visiting Cleveland Browns.

    For while Barkley…

  • [NYDN] Brooklyn corrections officer left battered and bloody after pepper spraying inmate facing murder charges
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 5:40:00 PM)

    A city correction officer’s face was bloodied by an inmate facing murder charges who attacked him inside a Brooklyn lockup Wednesday.

    The unnamed officer asked inmate Pariis Tillery to step back after he approached him in a “threatening manner” inside the Brooklyn House of Detention, internal city…

  • [NYDN] Republican Troy Balderson or Democrat Danny O’Connor? Ohio special congressional election too close to call
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 5:15:00 PM)

    Trump-boosting Republican Troy Balderson appeared to edge out Democratic underdog Danny O’Connor by .9 % of the vote in special congressional election in Ohio on Tuesday.

    The vote count is still unofficial and could change in the days and weeks to come.

    Balderson, a state senator, won 100,566 votes…

  • [NYDN] Two hurt, one critically, by lightning strike in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 5:15:00 PM)

    Lightning struck two men playing soccer in a Queens park Tuesday night, leaving one critically injured, police said.

    The men, ages 30 and 42, were playing in a field in Flushing Meadows Park, near the Queens Zoo, just before 7:30 p.m., when a thunderstorm struck, cops said.

    Medics rushed both to…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ Christmas Day matchup could have more at stake
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 7:13:03 PM)

    The NBA’s national networks seem to be banking on a Merry Kristaps. Despite the Knicks’ bleak prognosis for next season, they are part of the star-laden Christmas Day card, a source confirmed. With sources indicating Kristaps Porzingis could be back around Christmas from surgery to repair his ACL tear, the Knicks will face the Bucks…

  • [ESPN] Ex-Knick Oakley resolves Vegas gambling case
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 2:13:05 PM)

    Former Knicks forward Charles Oakley pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct to resolve a case in Las Vegas.

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley pleads no contest in Vegas casino betting case
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 11:42:44 AM)

    Charles Oakley pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge Tuesday morning, his attorney said. The deal with Las Vegas prosecutors eliminated the possibility of jail time following the former Knicks player’s arrest a month ago at a casino.

  • [SNY Knicks] Former Knick Carmelo Anthony reportedly agrees with Rockets
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 11:58:08 PM)

    Anthony told the Rockets of his decision upon his return from a trip to South Africa, according to the report.

  • [SNY Knicks] Former Knicks star Charles Oakley won’t see jail time after Vegas arrest
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 5:11:53 PM)

    Former Knicks star Charles Oakley will not see jail time after he allegedly cheated at a Las Vegas casino in July, reports Ian Begley of ESPN.

  • [NYTimes] A’ja Wilson, W.N.B.A.’s Top Rookie, Finds Her Voice and Her Way
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 9:43:59 PM)

    A tweet about unequal pay brought praise, criticism and attention, but Wilson says she was ready for all of it.

  • [NYTimes] Sports of The Times: LeBron or Not, the Cleveland Cavaliers Get Millions for Arena Renovation
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 7:19:03 PM)

    Last year, the Cavaliers secured $140 million from the local government to fix Quicken Loans Arena. Then LeBron James left.

  • [NYTimes] Las Vegas Aces Will Forfeit Canceled Game, W.N.B.A. Says
    (Tuesday, August 07, 2018 10:54:37 PM)

    The Aces’ game against the Washington Mystics on Friday night was canceled when the Aces players decided not to play after 26 hours of travel.