Knicks Morning News (2018.08.31)

  • [ESPN] Down goes Frazier: Clyde gives ‘asterisk’ to KD
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 2:26:03 PM)

    Clyde Frazier, when asked where he’d rank Kevin Durant on a list of all-time players, said he would dock the two-time Finals MVP for joining “a team that really didn’t need him.”

  • [NYDN] William Shatner boldly goes on about life lessons he’s learned in new biography
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    “I need answers!” Captain Kirk used to bark on “Star Trek.”

    Now, the man who played him hears the same demand from fans.

    Except the questions lobbed at William Shatner are personal: How do I know if I’m in the right career? How do I make love last? How do I make a difference?

    Trekkies figure the…

  • [NYDN] JUSTICE STORY: Husband’s plan to rekindle his troubled marriage with a romantic getaway goes up in flames
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Stephen Hricko, 35, booked a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day in 1998, a weekend featuring a dinner-theater murder mystery at the Harbourtowne resort on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

    His marriage was on the rocks, and he hoped the excursion would rekindle romantic flames between him and his wife,…

  • [NYDN] GRIDLOCK SAM: Lots of activity for the holiday weekend
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Friday, Aug. 31 – Sunday, Sept. 2


    Friday is the last, big getaway day of the summer, and traffic will feel even more like a zoo Friday with the U.S. Open in Flushing, the Yankees in the Bronx, and the Electric Zoo music festival on…

  • [NYDN] Prepare for fewer pot arrests: The police commissioner explains the NYPD’s new approach
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    This weekend, the New York City Police Department is changing its policy with respect to people caught smoking marijuana in public. I want to explain the shift — so both officers and the people of the city understand exactly what we’re doing and why.

    The new directive gives police the discretion…

  • [NYDN] Universities vs. scientific research: Politics and money are polluting academic inquiry
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    In our increasingly polarized climate, are our universities sacrificing the pursuit of truth in the name of political expediency? Recent signs point to yes, and this should be of profound concern to anyone who believes that we should, as President Obama once put it, “follow the science” on important…

  • [NYDN] Train in vain: Put the BQX out of its misery
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    The streetcar is coming! The streetcar is coming!

    See, right there, in a glossy book from Mayor de Blasio, announcing that more than two years after its first glimmer in his State of the City address, Brooklyn-to-Queens BQX is on track to roll.

    Did he say the project would pay for its entire $2.5…

  • [NYDN] Consequences for cops: Lessons in accountability the NYPD can learn from Dallas and Milwaukee
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Let the word go forth: American police can be held to account, both legally and administratively, when they fatally abuse their authority.

    Tuesday in Dallas, a jury returned a rare verdict, but a just one: Former Police Officer Roy Oliver was found guilty of the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards….

  • [NYDN] Esteemed FDNY quartet could face heat in Medal Day brawl
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Four respected FDNY officers may get caught in the fallout from the brutal bare-knuckled Bronx brawl earlier this summer that got eight firefighters suspended.

    All four officers attended a Medal Day celebration at Billy’s Bar near Yankee Stadium on June 6. They were captured on surveillance videotape…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on arrests, NYCHA and weedkiller
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Keep civilians far from arrest scenes

    Hempstead, L.I.: The Sergeants Benevolent Association wants to give a $500 reward to civilians who assist police in making an arrest. I think this is one of the more irresponsible suggestions that have come out of policing in decades.

    Civilians should never…

  • [NYDN] U.S. Navy seizes 1,000 smuggled rifles off war-torn Yemen
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 11:40:00 PM)

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. military said early Friday it seized over 1,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles being smuggled by small ships in the Gulf of Aden amid the ongoing war in nearby Yemen.

    The seizure by the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham may mark the first such interdiction…

  • [NYDN] Eminem surprises fans by releasing ‘Kamikaze,’ his 10th album
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 11:25:00 PM)

    Eminem has a surprise for his fans.

    At midnight on Friday on the east coast, the rapper announced on Twitter the release of a new album, “Kamikaze.”

    “Tried not 2 overthink this 1 … enjoy,” he wrote on Twitter.

    The release is his tenth studio album, and is a follow up to the 2017’s “Revival.”


  • [NYDN] Artist honors Robin Williams with San Francisco mural
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:50:00 PM)

    SAN FRANCISCO — An artist is paying tribute to the late Robin Williams with a giant mural in San Francisco that depicts his blue eyes and nose framed by silver hair.

    The San Francisco Examiner reports that Argentine muralist Andres Iglesias, who signs his art with the pseudonym Cobre, completed…

  • [NYDN] Priests in Australia won’t be required to report evidence of sex abuse revealed in confessions
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:30:00 PM)

    CANBERRA, Australia — The Catholic Church in Australia on Friday rejected a recommendation by a government inquiry that priests be required to report evidence of child sex abuse disclosed in the confessional.

    The recommendation that priests be prosecuted for failing to report evidence of pedophilia…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Andrew McCutchen isn’t close to his 2013 MVP form, but he’ll provide a ton of relief for struggling Yankees
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:20:00 PM)

    After a devastating loss to the struggling Tigers, at least the Yankees can say help is coming.

    The Yankees went out and made a deal for outfielder Andrew McCutchen Thursday night to help bolster their injury-plagued lineup, a team source confirmed.

    The five-time All Star and 2013 National League…

  • [NYDN] Novak Djokovic gets ticked off before advancing at US Open: ‘I just lost it mentally’
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:15:00 PM)

    At his best, Novak Djokovic is a wall in motion, returning every ball sent his way with enough consistent force to frustrate and conquer opponents.

    For 2 ½ sets Thursday night, the 2011 and 2015 U.S. Open champion made himself a wall and appeared primed for an easy second-round win at Arthur Ashe…

  • [NYDN] Leonard: Predicting the Giants 53-man roster following preseason finale
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:10:00 PM)

    Odell Beckham Jr. screamed with delight running off the MetLife Stadium field andthrough a tunnel as a crowd of raucous fans hollered from above Thursday night.

    Beckham hadn’t played in the Giants’ 17-12 preseason finale loss to the Patriots, but he knows he will be playing in the Giants’ next…

  • [NYDN] Dellin Betances reacts to rare implosion; Yankees get good news on Clint Frazier and Didi Gregorius
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    Over his previous 39 innings pitched over 40 appearances, Dellin Betances had allowed three earned runs and just two homers.

    Thursday night, he reached that mark in one third of an inning. The back-to-back homers to Victor Martinez and Niko Goodrum gave Betances his second blown save and fourth…

  • [NYDN] Bears raid New York campsites after dry summer makes wild food scarce
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:55:00 PM)

    SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. — A shortage of wild foods after the dry summer has led hungry bears to seek easy meals around campsites in the Adirondacks.

    Dave Winchell of the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Adirondack office tells the Glens Falls Post-Star that there were 330 reports of bear incidents…

  • [NYDN] Open congressional seat turns into epic battle as 11 candidates seek to woo voters
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    CONCORD, Mass. — If three’s a crowd, what does 11 make?

    An open Massachusetts congressional seat has prompted a political free-for-all of sorts, with 10 Democrats and a Republican vying for the affection of voters in Tuesday’s primary — putting it among the nation’s most crowded House races.


  • [NYDN] Ex-N.Y. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman hates the President that’s why the state sued the Trump Foundation, lawyer says
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Former state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued President Trump’s family foundation out of personal hatred and used the litigation as a prop to boost his own campaign fund-raising, according to the lawyer for the charity.

    Alan Futerfas, the attorney defending the Donald J. Trump Foundation…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 31, 2018
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 31, 2018

    We might resist unexpected changes from the Moon’s early morning conjunction with irrepressible Uranus, but the instability is only temporary. We can bask in the apparent certainty of a practical Grand Earth Trine while the determined…

  • [NYDN] Grandmother charged in death of 1-year-old grandson who was left in hot car
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    GREENVILLE, S.C. — Police say they charged a 64-year-old woman with the death of her grandson in a hot car after discovering inconsistencies in her story that she collapsed from a medical issue.

    Greenville County Sheriff’s spokesman Ryan Flood said 18-month-old Joe Avery James Lockaby was left…

  • [NYDN] Yankees acquire Andrew McCutchen from Giants to help bolster depleted outfield, sources confirm
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 8:10:00 PM)

    The Yankees are beginning to return to full health, but that didn’t stop Brian Cashman from making a deal for another bat to help bolster a depleted outfield.

    Andrew McCutchen is headed to the Bronx in exchange for a package of prospects,a source confirmed to The Daily News’ Kristie Ackert.

    A package…

  • [NYDN] Yankees spoil Giancarlo Stanton’s milestone night thanks to Dellin Betances blown save against Tigers
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 7:55:00 PM)

    On a night dominated by homers at the Stadium, Giancarlo Stanton hammered his 300th career home run Thursday in the third inning of the Yankees 8-7 loss to the Tigers.

    Stanton’s was one of eight home runs Thursday night. The Yankees, who are on pace to set a home run club record this season, hit…

  • [NYDN] Multiple fatalities reported after Greyhound bus crashes in New Mexico
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 7:40:00 PM)

    At least seven people have died in a fatal Greyhound bus crash in New Mexico Thursday afternoon, police said.

    Forty-nine people were aboard the bus, which was headed from St. Louis to Los Angeles, when it collided head-on with a semitrailer in Gonzales Thursday afternoon.

    New Mexico State Police…