Knicks Morning News (2018.09.06)

  • [NYDN] Legacy admissions and basic fairness: The wrong way to boost students’ college admissions chances
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    This time of year, college students throughout the country set foot on campus and begin a journey toward a higher degree, a career and economic opportunity.

    However, a sad reality in college admissions remains: If your parent or parents went to a prestigious university, your chances of attending…

  • [NYDN] Charter a new course: Bail on bad city ballot items
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    When Mayor de Blasio set up a Charter Revision Commission in April to amend the city’s governing document, he did it to counter a dueling commission being set up by the City Council, as well as to improve the electoral process and enhance voter participation.

    Tuesday night, the de Blasio panel…

  • [NYDN] Myanmar’s crimes upon crimes
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo sought only to reveal to the world horrors endured by Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority, who’ve been driven to exile in Bangladesh by the hundreds of thousands, if they weren’t first massacred in what a United Nations investigation last month declared genocide…

  • [NYDN] ‘Intimidating’ NYPD detective on mayor’s detail wasn’t discriminated against because he’s Russian: city
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    An NYPD detective on the mayor’s security detail who said he was deemed “too intimidating” because of his Russian heritage was merely complaining about “petty slights and trivial inconveniences,” the city argues in new papers seeking to dismiss his case.

    Det. Alex Pelepelin sued the city in May,…

  • [NYDN] Upheaval continues in mayor’s security detail; second-in-command transferred out
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    A lieutenant in the mayor’s security detail accused of drunkenly shoving a sergeant at Gracie Mansion has been transferred, the Daily News has learned.

    Lt. Karl Pfeffer was comfortably ensconced as the executive officer of the high-profile Executive Protection Unit until last week when the Daily…

  • [NYDN] Black NYPD detective on Mayor de Blasio’s security detail files $10 million discrimination suit
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    A black detective on Mayor de Blasio’s security detail says he was given demeaning duties like standing guard outside of Gracie Mansion for 17 hours in freezing weather while his white counterparts received more desirable assignments and promotions.

    Det. Erin Fitchett’s lawsuit, which will be filed…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Teachout rejects Wall Street donations, but accepts money from financial sector individuals
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    ALBANY – State Attorney General wannabe Zephyr Teachout has touted that she does not take corporate contributions — but that has not stopped her from taking money from individuals in the financial sector.

    In fact, $174,210, or more than 11.5%, of the money she raised for her attorney general run…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on horse carriages, Nike and farebeaters
    (Thursday, September 06, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Keep the horses and jobs trotting

    Chattahoochee Hills, Ga.: Every business owner in New York City, regardless of how they personally feel about horses, should be vehemently protesting the de Blasio administration’s blatant end run around the failed legislation to ban the horse carriage industry.

  • [NYDN] Feds: Immigrant shot, injured after throwing rocks at Border Patrol agents
    (Wednesday, September 05, 2018 11:30:00 PM)

    DEL RIO, Texas — Authorities say a Border Patrol agent has shot and injured a Honduran man who allegedly threw rocks at agents as they tried to arrest him after he had illegally entered the U.S.

    Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that Leivin Pineda is in federal custody after being treated at a…

  • [NYDN] Sicko who left child sex cartoons at library sentenced to 10 years in prison
    (Wednesday, September 05, 2018 11:15:00 PM)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man who left child sex cartoons on a public library’s printer has been sentenced to 10 years and one month in prison.

    Federal prosecutors say 63-year-old David Buie was sentenced Tuesday for possessing obscene images of the sexual abuse of children. After serving…

  • [NYDN] School plans to fire teacher who was allegedly drunk, passed out in classroom
    (Wednesday, September 05, 2018 10:55:00 PM)

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Broward County, Fla., teacher faces firing after school district officials say they caught him at work drunk and passed out.

    Administrators at Everglades High in Miramar say a faculty member alerted them on Jan. 29 that math teacher Curtis Wiles, 40, appeared to be under…

  • [NYDN] 14-year-old charged for shooting teen near Denver school
    (Wednesday, September 05, 2018 10:35:00 PM)

    DENVER — Prosecutors say they have charged a 14-year-old boy in a shooting that critically injured another teenage boy outside of a Denver middle school.

    Denver District Attorney Beth McCann’s office says the boy was formally charged Tuesday with criminal attempt to commit murder in the first degree,…

  • [NYDN] Freight train severs elderly woman’s foot after she wanders disoriented into Brooklyn tunnel
    (Wednesday, September 05, 2018 10:30:00 PM)

    A freight train severed an elderly woman’s foot after she wandered into a tunnel in the Brooklyn Army Terminal Wednesday night, police said.

    The woman, 80, who suffers from an early stage of dementia, became disoriented and entered a tunnel at 2nd Ave. and 66th St. at about 9:30 p.m., an NYPD spokesman…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Well, it’s clear Luis Severino and Gary Sanchez shouldn’t start a potential wild card game against A’s following awful loss
    (Wednesday, September 05, 2018 10:30:00 PM)

    OAKLAND — I guess we know who should not be starting a potential American League wild card game against the A’s, or maybe we found out who should not be catching it.

    Yankees ace Luis Severino, who has struggled in the second half of the season, was chased early Wednesday night — with a lot of help…

  • [NYDN] Novak Djokovic outlasts John Millman in miserable US Open heat that caused bizarre break
    (Wednesday, September 05, 2018 9:45:00 PM)

    Succeeding where his longtime rival Roger Federer had failed, Novak Djokovic slayed giant-killer John Millman, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, in a U.S. Open quarterfinal match amid humid conditions Wednesday night.

    “I was struggling, he was struggling, we were changing a lot of shirts and we were just trying to…

  • [NYDN] David Wright set to take another step in Mets rehab
    (Wednesday, September 05, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    For once, a meaningful Mets game in September at Citi Field.

    David Wright’s next step in rehab from multiple back, neck and shoulder surgeries will include a workout Friday and a simulation game at Citi Field on Saturday, manager Mickey Callaway told reporters after the Mets 7-3 win over the Dodgers.

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — September 6, 2018
    (Wednesday, September 05, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for September 6, 2018

    Practicality reigns supreme now that cerebral Mercury buzzes in analytical Virgo, forming a Grand Earth Trine with ingenious Uranus and karmic Saturn. The stabilizing influence of this configuration is exact tomorrow morning, but it…

  • [NYDN] Tip leads cops to parolee accused of slashing Brooklyn hospital worker’s face
    (Wednesday, September 05, 2018 8:50:00 PM)

    A parolee with a history of robbery and assault randomly sliced open a Brooklyn hospital technician’s face as she left work last month, cops said Wednesday.

    Police arrested Kurt Murray, 25, on Wednesday, accusing him of slashing Brookdale University Hospital worker Marie Anite Jean Pierre as she…

  • [NYDN] Madison Keys leans on experience to advance to US Open semifinal
    (Wednesday, September 05, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    After her first major final in 2017 when she won only three games, Madison Keys is showing at this year’s U.S. Open that experience is her best teacher.

    “I’ve had some big moments before and was probably putting too much pressure on myself, so I’m just learning from those experiences, having a…

  • [NYDN] Zack Wheeler stellar again as Mets take down Dodgers
    (Wednesday, September 05, 2018 7:50:00 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Despite a chest contusion that necessitated a postgame X-ray and CT scan, New York Mets starter Zack Wheeler was not about to call it a day after a 91-mph comebacker hit him square in the midsection.

    Wheeler gave up a two-run home run to Max Muncy three pitches after he was hit by…

  • [NYDN] Manhattan gallery owner Mary Boone must pay IRS $3M after pleading guilty to filing false tax returns
    (Wednesday, September 05, 2018 7:40:00 PM)

    A prominent Manhattan gallery owner who was sued by Alec Baldwin in 2016 pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying on her federal tax returns.

    Mary Boone falsely claimed about $1.6 million in personal expenses — including the $800,000 she spent to remodel her Manhattan apartment — as business expenses…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Sure, getting Didi Gregorius and Aaron Judge back in lineup soon is pivotal. But they need to produce, too
    (Wednesday, September 05, 2018 7:25:00 PM)

    OAKLAND — Didi Gregorius was on the field early Wednesday afternoon, moving smoothly, taking ground balls.

    The shortstop may be back for Friday’s series opener in Seattle, as Yankee manager Aaron Boone had indicated.

    Shortly after that, Aaron Judge walked out from the outfield batting cages where…

  • [NYDN] Yankees Clint Frazier unlikely to return this season; MLB celebrates Roberto Clemente day
    (Wednesday, September 05, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    OAKLAND — Clint Frazier is heading back to Tampa, still trying to get past the post-concussion syndrome symptoms that have plagued him all season.

    The Yankees’ top outfield prospect had been progressing through his most recent rehab stint, but once he was nearing a return to minor league games,…

  • [NYDN] Le’Veon Bell’s Steelers teammates aren’t happy
    (Wednesday, September 05, 2018 6:45:00 PM)

    PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell’s teammates spent the offseason and all of training camp brushing off his absence, confident in their belief that the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro running back would eventually let the business side of things play out, sign his franchise tender and be at work when things…

  • [NYDN] Boston cop’s son sentenced to 20 years as committed ISIS soldier
    (Wednesday, September 05, 2018 6:45:00 PM)

    The 26-year-old son of a veteran police officer — who oversaw the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing investigation — will spend the next 20 years behind bars for his involvement as a “committed soldier” for ISIS after his dad tipped off authorities.

    Alexander Ciccolo, also known as Ali Al Amriki, copped…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter begins Kevin Durant’s Knicks recruitment
    (Wednesday, September 05, 2018 11:04:16 AM)

    When Warriors superstar Kevin Durant played Oklahoma City for the first time early in the 2016-17 season, then-Thunder center Enes Kanter was the only former teammate to give Durant beef — trash-talking him from the bench. Now Kanter hopes Durant, a free agent in 2019, will forget the incident. The Knicks center will do everything…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Enes Kanter says he will ‘try to recruit’ Kevin Durant
    (Wednesday, September 05, 2018 9:46:46 PM)

    Knicks C Enes Kanter has trash-talked Kevin Durant, but he also has been his teammate — and now he hopes they can team up again in New York next year.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kevin Knox knows to how many wins Knicks need to make playoffs
    (Wednesday, September 05, 2018 12:50:21 PM)

    Knicks rookie Kevin Knox mentioned earlier this offseason that he believes his new team has the potential to make the playoffs this year. And that mindset hasn’t wavered.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Enes Kanter says he will ‘try to recruit’ Kevin Durant
    (Wednesday, September 05, 2018 9:46:46 PM)

    Knicks C Enes Kanter has trash-talked Kevin Durant, but he also has been his teammate — and now he hopes they can team up again in New York next year.

  • [NY Newsday] Kevin Knox knows to how many wins Knicks need to make playoffs
    (Wednesday, September 05, 2018 12:50:21 PM)

    Knicks rookie Kevin Knox mentioned earlier this offseason that he believes his new team has the potential to make the playoffs this year. And that mindset hasn’t wavered.