Knicks Morning News (2018.08.11)

  • [NYTimes] Wake Forest Coach Is Arrested After Punch Leads to Man’s Death in Queens
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 4:50:28 AM)

    Sandor Szabo was punched on Sunday. He died on Tuesday. Jamill Jones was arrested on Thursday on an assault charge. The investigation is continuing.

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ schedule is out: Christmas starts a stretch of brutal tests
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 11:09:16 PM)

    Last season, the Knicks’ campaign went in the tank right after Christmas. Their holiday present this season is a grueling stretch that could sink them yet again. The Knicks, despite being without star Kristaps Porzingis indefinitely due to ACL surgery, will still get an NBA-record 53rd Christmas Day game. This one will be a nationally…

  • [NYPost] Knicks will host Trae Young and the Hawks to open season
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 10:30:28 AM)

    The David Fizdale Era will open with a winnable game against Trae Young, The Post has learned. In their first season opener at home since 2014, the Knicks will play host to the Hawks on Oct. 17 at the Garden. The Knicks also opened their summer league schedule against Atlanta, a game in which rookie…

  • [NYPost] Maggie Gray goes scorched earth on ‘vile piece of trash’ James Dolan
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 9:19:58 AM)

    James Dolan has gained many enemies for his disastrous track record as the Knicks’ owner, but to WFAN host Maggie Gray, he’s simply a bad person. Gray trashed Dolan on the “Carlin, Maggie & Bart” show Thursday afternoon, calling him, among many other names, a “hypocrite” for releasing a song sympathetic to the #MeToo movement…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks will open season at home, Nets in Detroit
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 9:05:49 PM)

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks 2018-19 schedule
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 7:23:17 PM)

    Oct. 17 Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

  • [NY Newsday] Steve Popper joins Newsday as Knicks beat writer
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 1:33:54 PM)

    Steve Popper will join Newsday as its new Knicks beat writer. He will start in his new role later this month.

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 11, 2018
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 11, 2018

    Unexpected changes clear the air while establishing the structures for our next adventures. A dramatic Leo Solar Eclipse occurs at 5:57 am EDT, revealing parts of our psyche that are lingering in the shadows. This dynamic New Moon Eclipse…

  • [NYDN] When I was homeless: How it scarred me, and what the city must do to help more people lift themselves out
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    “Forget this. I’m going home.”

    It’s the little things that remind you how big your blessings are. As much as I wanted to go to ShopRite and get the one-pound bag of baby carrots on sale for 50 cents, it had been a long, hot day and I was tired and sweaty. But when I told myself “I’m going home,”…

  • [NYDN] Sins of commission: Gov. Cuomo should veto prosecutorial misconduct panel
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    On Gov. Cuomo’s desk is a bill creating a new commission on prosecutorial misconduct with the power to recommend disciplinary action against district attorneys and their assistants.

    This is a bad idea.

    It’s no coincidence that upstate Republicans who typically could give a rat’s hindquarters about…

  • [NYDN] Weak left hook: Two progressives play identity cards against their foes
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Politics ain’t beanbag — age-old advice that up-and-coming progressives should take to heart before using gender and race as a shield.

    Thursday night, conservative pundit Ben Shapiro challenged democratic socialist favorite Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to a debate about socialism. It’s the kind of…

  • [NYDN] Pounding sand: The killing of Yemeni children by Saudi Arabia demands an independent inquiry, and consequences
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The horror: Thursday, an airstrike by a Saudi-led, American-backed coalition hit a school bus, killing dozens of Yemeni children on a field trip.

    U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert declared the Trump administration “concerned,” and asked the Saudis to investigate.

    Meantime, the administration…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Corey Johnson, NYCHA and Space Force
    (Saturday, August 11, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Corey’s too good for this city

    Long Island City: The City Council speaker uses a paper straw and carries around a mason jar filled with water or iced tea so he doesn’t have to use a plastic bottle. This man makes me feel so inadequate. I believe we have found the next Democratic candidate for President….

  • [NYDN] Mehta: Sam Darnold sure looks like the savior in first game action as a Jet, showing off patience, poise and command
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 9:20:00 PM)

    I will not overreact, I will not overreact, I will not overreact, I will not –


    The rookie quarterback flashed his prodigious talent in the Jets’ 17-0 preseason-opening shutout over the Falcons Friday night, leaving perpetually tortured diehards wondering…

  • [NYDN] Airliner stolen from Seattle-Tacoma airport crashes
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 9:20:00 PM)

    An airliner stolen from the Seattle-Tacoma airport Friday evening crashed in the Seattle area, news reports said.

    Alaska Airlines said it was “aware of an incident involving an unauthorized take-off of a Horizon Air Q 400” and that it believed no passengers were aboard.

    Alaska Air’s website says…

  • [NYDN] Police shoot gunman in Rockaways after he refused to drop his weapon, sources say
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    Officers shot an armed man in Far Rockaway Friday night after he fired on another man and refused to drop his weapon, sources say.

    The man is expected to survive.

    The shooting stemmed from a disagreement at a raucous late-night barbecue on Redfern Ave. near Hassock St just after 11 p.m., police…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Masahiro Tanaka gets rocked by Rangers as more questions arise for this Yankee rotation
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Masahiro Tanaka’s body language said it all Friday night.

    As the ball left Ronald Guzman’s bat, the Yankees righthander never looked up or turned around to watch the ball. Tanaka’s head dropped, his shoulders drooped as he stared at the ground for a few seconds while the Rangers’ first baseman…

  • [NYDN] Aroldis Chapman’s dip in velocity a red flag, but Aaron Boone doesn’t believe it’s an injury concern
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Austin Romine knew it didn’t feel right. The Yankees catcher looked up at the video board and saw that Aroldis Chapman’s fastball was coming in at 95 miles an hour and went into “emergency mode.”

    “He looks the same to me, just wasn’t coming out at 100,” Romine said. “At that point I go into emergency…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Harrowing video shows routine traffic stop turn into a near-fatal shootout for two Pennsylvania state troopers (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT)
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 8:20:00 PM)

    A wild dashcam video released by Pennsylvania State Police shows a run-of-the-mill highway stop devolve into a roadside brawl that turns into a near-fatal shooting.

    The video starts with a mundane field sobriety test given to driver, Daniel Clary, 22, after he was stopped for speeding, but by the…

  • [NYDN] HARLEM WEEK 2018: Special honors for singer Sarah Vaughan, music star Janet Jackson, The Deltas and The Links
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    Some special individuals and organizations — The Links, Incorporated; Sarah Vaughan, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Janet Jackson — are getting special recognition from the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, which is right in line with the 2018 Harlem Week theme, “Women Transforming Our World:…

  • [NYDN] A hobbled Jim Parsons helped a highly devout theater fan complete her summer-long ‘The Boys in the Band’ mission days before the show is set to close
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 6:25:00 PM)

    Drum roll, please.

    Perseverance paid off for theatergoer J. Lori Johnston, who finally succeeded in getting the entire cast of “The Boys in the Band” to sign her show poster days before the runaway hit revival of the 1968 play is set to close.

    Nearly every day for the past three weeks, the retired…

  • [NYDN] Air Force special forces sergeant fatally shot by al Qaeda during daring mountainside rescue to be awarded Medal of Honor
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 4:30:00 PM)

    A U.S. Air Force special forces sergeant who fought and died alone on an Afghanistan mountain during an impossible rescue mission in 2002 will be posthumously awarded the military’s highest honor — the Medal of Honor.

    Technical Sergeant John Chapman, of Windsor Locks, Conn., was fatally shot on…

  • [NYDN] Democratic National Committee serves WikiLeaks with lawsuit via Twitter after struggling to track the group down
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 4:20:00 PM)

    Tired of trying to track down WikiLeaks by traditional means, the Democratic National Committee served the elusive anti-secrecy organization with a lawsuit via Twitter on Friday that accuses its members of conspiring with Russia to boost President Trump’s 2016 campaign.

    The DNC has tried to serve…

  • [NYDN] Armed and dangerous inmate escaped in New Jersey jailers in his underwear
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 4:00:00 PM)

    An armed and dangerous inmate escaped New Jersey authorities in his underwear Friday morning while being transported and is still on the run, state police said.

    David D. Riley, 34, of Bridgeton, N.J. slipped out of Cumberland County corrections officer custody at 10:26 a.m. and took off on foot,…

  • [NYDN] J.A. Happ says yes that was him on the subway: ‘I figured I’d better learn’
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 3:55:00 PM)

    J.A. Happ is all in on becoming a real New Yorker — for now.

    After beating the Rangers on Thursday night in his first start back since coming off the disabled list after a bout of hand, foot and mouth disease, Happ headed back into Manhattan on the subway just like thousands of other fans.

    “I figured…

  • [NYDN] Cyclist visiting from Australia killed in Central Park West crash
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 3:45:00 PM)

    A bicyclist visiting from Australia died Friday after after she crashed into traffic on Central Park West.

    Madison Jane Lyden, 23, was riding northbound in the bike lane near W. 67th Street at about 4:40 p.m. when a black livery taxi pulled in front of her, said police.

    Scared, Lyden veered left…

  • [NYDN] Omarosa now claims she heard President Trump use the ‘N-word,’ contradicting her own ‘explosive’ book
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 3:10:00 PM)

    Only the tapes can tell.

    Omarosa Manigault-Newman sowed confusion Friday, claiming she once heard a tape of President Trump using the “N-Word” even though her own tell-all book says otherwise.

    The reality TV star-turned-White House aide made national headlines after excerpts of her forthcoming…

  • [NYDN] Parkland school shooting survivors join advocates in the Bronx in call for new gun laws
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 3:10:00 PM)

    A national gun control tour made a stop Friday in the Bronx, where survivors of a deadly Florida school shooting appealed for new laws and safe streets.

    “All communities are affected differently by gun violence,” said David Hogg, 18, who survived a deadly February shooting attack at the Marjory…

  • [NYDN] Emails show Cynthia Nixon was de Blasio’s celebrity whisperer
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 3:05:00 PM)

    “Sex and the City” character Carrie Bradshaw would have wondered — what is it about confident, progressive politicians that makes them such close pals?

    Maybe it’s the celebrity angle. Before she ran for governor, “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon — who played Miranda opposite Sarah Jessica…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Actress Sean Young stole movie footage after being booted from film: ex-coworker
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 3:05:00 PM)

    Increasingly erratic actress Sean Young made the leap from working with pet detectives in the movies to dealing with police in real life.

    NYPD investigators searched Friday for the troubled co-star of the films “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” and “Blade Runner” after she and her son were videotaped…

  • [NYDN] Janoris Jenkins posts on social media ‘It’s preseason retard’ after giving up TD in Giants preseason opener
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 2:30:00 PM)

    What is it about Cleveland Browns receivers that brings out the worst in Janoris Jenkins on social media?

    On Friday, the Giants’ veteran corner posted a photo to Instagram of himself and said in a comment, “It’s preseason retard,” an apparent response to flak he caught for Jarvis Landry’s 32-yard…

  • [NYDN] Here are the highlights of the Knicks’ 2018-2019 schedule
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 2:05:00 PM)

    The Knicks open their season with 25 of 41 on the road. It’s going to be rough without Kristaps Porzingis.

    Last season, the Knicks benefitted from the opposite – a frontloaded home schedule – and started 17-16 despite a deeply flawed roster. But that was because MSG hosted the Grammys in January,…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ 2018-19 schedule begins with battle of prized rookies
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 4:30:38 PM)

    The Knicks 2018-19 schedule was released, and they will host rookie PG Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks to kick off the new year on Oct. 17.