Knicks Morning News (2018.08.14)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Kanter, Nets’ Dinwiddie engage in Twitter beef
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 11:48:56 PM)

    The Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie said the Knicks weren’t even the best team in the state. And Knicks center Enes Kanter wasn’t happy with that.

  • [SNY Knicks] Metta World Peace thinks Knicks will make Eastern Conference Finals
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 8:26:01 PM)

    Metta World Peace thinks the Knicks and Pacers will play for a spot in the NBA Finals.

  • [SNY Knicks] Former Knick Carmelo Anthony expected to sign deal with Rockets Monday
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 11:10:47 AM)

    Former Knicks F Carmelo Anthony has traveled to Houston, and is expected to officially sign a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Rockets on Monday.

  • [NYTimes] Carmelo Anthony Officially Signs with the Houston Rockets
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 4:34:00 AM)

    After a rocky season in Oklahoma City, the former Knick joins his close friend, Chris Paul, and the league’s reigning M.V.P., James Harden, for a run at Golden State.

  • [NYDN] Cuomo’s parole board is woefully short-staffed and includes two political hacks, advocates say
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The state Board of Parole is woefully understaffed, and two members who have deep political and police ties routinely reject prisoners without ever giving them a chance, a scathing new report by criminal justice activists charges.

    Commissioner Walter William Smith Jr., a politically connected member…

  • [NYDN] A political pledge to exact: Demand candidates promise to pass Kalief’s Law
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Few humans are as anxious, malleable and ready to cut a deal as candidates for New York office in the closing weeks of a tight campaign. The typical pol, especially an incumbent, has a lot riding on the outcome of the election. Their paycheck, health benefits, pension and personal prestige are…

  • [NYDN] In Madison’s name: Lessons from the death of an Australian cyclist tourist
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    The violent death of a young visitor has a way of shaming the frazzled civic mind into repairing dangerously jagged edges of our city. So it was with the 1990 murder of Brian Watkins of Utah, followed by stepped-up enforcement against subway marauders.

    May the wrenching loss of Australian tourist…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Vic Raschi, Donald Trump and dogs
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    A great forgotten Yankee, Vic Raschi

    Somerset, N.J.: “Top 10 Big Apple All-Star performances” (July 17) was an excellent write-up on New York baseball players big moments in the All-Star games.

    Everyone on that list is known to most fans except for Vic Raschi (second from left). Vic was the ace…

  • [NYDN] Beyoncé honors ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit concert
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 11:35:00 PM)

    DETROIT — Queen Bey dedicated her performance with husband, Jay Z, to the Queen of Soul drawing a thunderous roar from Aretha Franklin’s hometown of Detroit.

    The Detroit Free Press reports the moment came early in the show Monday night at Ford Field with Beyoncé saying, “We love you” and thanking…

  • [NYDN] Deadline looms for release of Catholic church abuse report
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 11:10:00 PM)

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Time is ticking down to a court-ordered deadline Tuesday afternoon to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses.

    A state Supreme Court order issued last month set a…

  • [NYDN] Defendants arrested at New Mexico compound to be released
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 9:45:00 PM)

    TAOS, N.M. — Four people arrested on charges of abusing 11 children at a remote New Mexico compound could be freed as soon as Tuesday under bail terms set by a state judge.

    Charges filed in another state are all that is keeping a fifth suspect from being freed under the order by Judge Sarah Backus.

  • [NYDN] Nebraska poised to carry out first execution since 1997 for one of nation’s longest-serving death row inmates
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 9:45:00 PM)

    LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska is preparing to carry out its first execution since 1997 on Tuesday in a bewildering about-face driven largely by the state’s Republican governor.

    Carey Dean Moore, 60, is scheduled to be executed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln with a never-before-tried combination…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Hit-and-run driver plows into 11-year-old boy biking on Queens street
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    A hit-and-run driver sent a young boy riding his bike in Queens sailing through the air Monday night, police said.

    The 11-year-old victim was pedaling along Healy Ave. near Dickens St. in Bayswater at about 7:40 p.m. when he was struck by a black sedan.

    Surveillance video posted on Twitter by @NYCityAlerts…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Jacob deGrom bolsters Cy Young case with victory over Yankees as Mets actually give him some run support by shelling Luis Severino
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 9:10:00 PM)

    It was a win, a moral victory and a debate about what really defines a great pitcher all in one. In what was likely the last big game of the season for the Mets, Jacob deGrom bested Luis Severino and the Yankees to pick up an 8-5 victory at Yankee Stadium.

    In front of a nationally-televised audience,…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 14, 2018
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 14, 2018

    Our attention turns from our personal desires to the needs of others as the Moon enters diplomatic Libra at 12:56 am EDT. Although it can be challenging to make the shift, we actually derive pleasure from helping others. But a Moon-Saturn…

  • [NYDN] CC Sabathia headed to 10-day DL with right knee inflammation, and now the Yankees have a rotation decision to make
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    Remember how the Yankees brought in all that pitching insurance before the non-waiver trade deadline? It may not have been enough. Monday, they had to put veteran lefty CC Sabathia on the disabled list with right-knee inflammation.

    The big lefty pitched six scoreless on Sunday in the Yankees’ 7-2…

  • [NYDN] Luis Severino is still stuck in a serious rut, but Yankees skipper Aaron Boone says there are no plans to skip a start
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 8:40:00 PM)

    After Luis Severino ba ttled Jacob DeGrom, we know who is the best pitcher in New York. But we still don’t know who would be the best option for the Yankees in a Wild Card game.

    Severino was bombed again Monday night, this time by the Mets, allowing four runs in just four innings of an 8-5 defeat….

  • [NYDN] In Vermont, 14-year-old boy running for governor thanks to legal quirk
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 8:25:00 PM)

    BURLINGTON, Vt. — One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn’t old enough to vote, let alone drive.

    Ethan Sonneborn, 14, of Bristol, met the requirements to be on the primary ballot and is taking his place with the state’s more age-appropriate…

  • [NYDN] City Parks worker accused of choking, mugging woman in Queens; police seek link to more robberies
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 7:55:00 PM)

    A city Parks Department employee choked and robbed a woman in Queens, and investigators are looking into whether he’s responsible for four more recent robberies, police said.

    Donald Grier, 26, was busted Monday on charges he put a 28-year-old woman in a chokehold and stole her pocketbook on 29th…

  • [NYDN] De Blasio wants ‘consequences’ for livery driver who blocked bike lane in deadly Central Park West crash
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 7:50:00 PM)

    Mayor de Blasio says the livery driver who blocked the Central Park West bike lane and forced an Australian tourist to veer into the path of a garbage truck was reckless and should be summonsed.

    “There’s got to be consequences, for this case for sure in my opinion,” de Blasio said Monday during…

  • [NYDN] Aretha Franklin is reportedly ‘seriously ill’
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 7:30:00 PM)

    Aretha Franklin is said to be suffering major health woes, according to reports.

    A source close to the “Queen of Soul” told The Associated Press on Monday that the 76-year-old star is “seriously ill,” but declined to provide further details.

    She was in hospice care at her home Thursday, CNN reported.

  • [NYDN] Lunch ladies charged in half-million-dollar scam
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 7:07:00 PM)

    Embezzlement was on the menu in Connecticut as two lunch ladies stand accused of swiping nearly half a million dollars from two schools.

    Joanne Pascarelli, 61, and sister Marie Wilson, 67, allegedly stole a whopping $478,588 between 2012 and 2017, said cops.

    After bookkeeping discrepancies were…

  • [NYDN] Boy suffers serious facial injuries after being covered in nail polish and set on fire (WARNING: GRAPHIC)
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    A young boy sustained serious facial injuries after another child allegedly burned his face in a horrific incident.

    Seven-year-old Julien was rushed to a Missouri hospital last Thursday after another boy, 8, covered his face in nail polish before setting him on fire, his mother Ashley Lyons told…

  • [NYDN] Missouri nun caught smuggling cocaine in high heels — and blames her internet lover
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 6:45:00 PM)

    A Missouri nun who was busted for heeding a much higher calling — trying to smuggle cocaine in a pair of high heels in 2017 — claimed she was duped by her roguish Romeo.

    Denise Woodrum, 51, a sister of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ order, was arrested at Sydney Airport in possession of 756…

  • [NYDN] President Trump once pronounced Nepal as ‘nipple’
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 6:05:00 PM)

    Add this to the list of President Trump’s miscues.

    Trump pronounced the South Asian country Nepal as “nipple” while he was preparing for a meeting with the prime minister of India last year, Politico reported, citing a pair of sources.

    He also called Bhutan “button,” doing so with a laugh, according…

  • [NYDN] More than 130,000 motorists zoom illegally past NYC schools since speed cameras shut down
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 5:50:00 PM)

    Speed cameras have caught 132,000 drivers racing through school zones since July 25th – and thanks to the state Legislature, not one of them has been ticketed.

    Mayor de Blasio released the sobering statistic Monday in what his office called its first “status report” since the city was forced to…

  • [NYDN] Buffalo Bills star LeSean McCoy sued by ex-girlfriend Delicia Cordon over July home invasion that left her beaten bloody
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 5:50:00 PM)

    The ex-girlfriend of Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the NFL star after she was beaten bloody in a July 10 home invasion robbery at his Georgia mansion.

    Delicia Cordon filed her lawsuit in Fulton County on Friday, naming McCoy and his former University…

  • [NYDN] Group of black school girls asked to leave New Jersey gift shop in viral video where worker says they ‘aren’t welcome’
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 5:30:00 PM)

    A group of African-American girls’ joyous day at the beach became a tsunami of tears on Aug. 10 when a clerk demanded they leave her store immediately.

    The worker at Jenkinson’s Aquarium Gift Shop in Point Pleasant, N.J., who identified herself only as “Linda,” booted the 12- and 13-year-olds from…

  • [NYDN] President Trump’s ‘coke habit’ the cause of his mental and physical decline, says Omarosa
    (Monday, August 13, 2018 5:05:00 PM)

    President Trump has a coke habit, according to a new poison-pen book about the White House.

    Not the white powder craved by disco queens and Wall Street strivers, the diet kind.

    In “Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House,” former reality-TV star-turned-White House staffer Omarosa…