Knicks Morning News (2018.09.08)

  • [NYDN] Larry Nassar, Jameis Winston and the Trump administration’s proposed changes to campus sexual misconduct policies
    (Saturday, September 08, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    College students face numerous adjustments as they return to campus for the fall semester.

    But if the Trump administration has its way, students nationwide will face an overhaul of sexual harassment and assault policies on campuses.

    A draft version of the proposed rules recently revealed by the…

  • [NYDN] Waiting and waiting on the platform: Why we need congestion pricing now
    (Saturday, September 08, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    My phone told me I’d be there in 30 minutes; I arrived in 50.

    It was my first day on the job. I had just received an internship as a reporter for the Norwood News, a local Bronx newspaper.

    At 9:30 a.m., the Bx12-Select Bus Service was nowhere in sight. Not wanting to leave my fate to the bus, I…

  • [NYDN] Why tennis matters to me: The game taught me self-confidence and self-control
    (Saturday, September 08, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    I can relate to the performance anxiety Serena Williams says she felt when she returned to the U.S. Open this year. But I can also relate to the self-confidence and courage Serena has developed throughout her career to overcome that anxiety and to continue to win match after match. That’s because…

  • [NYDN] State Senate picks: Bronx, Queens and Manhattan
    (Saturday, September 08, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Given the corrupt and dysfunctional Legislature that burdens New Yorkers, the instinct to throw the bums out in Albany is welcome.

    So it is a good thing that a number of incumbent Democratic state senators have real contests in Thursday’s primary. Without such challenges, they coast to reelection.

  • [NYDN] Trump’s economy: Can’t deny a good jobs report
    (Saturday, September 08, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Numbers do not lie. The economy remains what it was for the bulk of the last administration: a pretty effective employment-producing machine.

    Gains of 201,000 jobs in August equaled about the average over the 75-month post-recession job-creation streak under President Obama. President Trump gets…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on unlicensed driving, garbage pickup and the national anthem
    (Saturday, September 08, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Abhor reckless driving, license or no

    Staten Island: Re “Drivers licenses for all, now” (Op-Ed, Sept. 7): The first three paragraphs say it all. Carlos Cardona Fuentes was pulled over for speeding while passing a school and has no driver’s license. He was placed in custody, as most drivers who…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Didi Gregorius, heartbeat of the Yankees, is activated off the disabled list, but Aaron Boone will ease him back into everyday role
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 11:05:00 PM)

    SEATTLE — Didi Gregorius was back Friday night. As expected, the Yankees’ shortstop was activated off the disabled list before the series opener against the Mariners at Safeco. But the shortstop was not in the lineup against the lefthander James Paxton.

    “We’ll kind of ease Didi back in…you know,…

  • [NYDN] Masahiro Tanaka looks like the right choice for wild card game after gem vs. Mariners, but Aaron Boone will give it time
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 10:55:00 PM)

    SEATTLE — It’s wide open now. Despite having said after Wednesday night’s disastrous start that he had no doubts that he could start Luis Severino — and Gary Sanchez — in a potential winner-take-all wild card game, Aaron Boone admitted he is not going to just give that start to his ace.

    The final…

  • [NYDN] Rafael Nadal retires from semifinal match with knee pain after enduring a grueling U.S. Open path
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 10:30:00 PM)

    It’s very difficult to defeat the same world-class player in three straight major tournaments on three different surfaces.

    Just ask World No. 1 Rafael Nadal. His body wouldn’t let him do it Friday.

    Nadal, the U.S. Open’s top seed and defending champion, retired from his semifinal match against…

  • [NYDN] Cops arrest Washington Heights Bridge rape suspect
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 10:20:00 PM)

    Cops have busted the Washington Heights Bridge rape suspect, authorities said.

    Pedro Rodriguez, 21, of the Bronx, was picked up Friday at his place of employment after one a victim identified him from a photo, police sources said.

    Rodriguez, of High Bridge, allegedly raped a 20-year-old woman on…

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

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for September 8, 2018

    We continue to vacillate between rational and irrational perspectives as we land back on Earth. The Moon’s shift into fastidious Virgo at 10:29 am EDT reminds us to focus on the most useful strategies. Luna’s Grand Earth Trine with outrageous…

  • [NYDN] Cops bust attempted alleyway rape suspect in Brooklyn
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 8:50:00 PM)

    Cops have busted a suspect in the attempted rape of a woman dragged into an alley in Brooklyn before a good Samaritan fought off the fiend, sources said.

    The 27-year-old woman was walking near 90th St. and 5th Ave. in Bay Ridge at 1:40 a.m. on Aug 25 when the sicko pounced. He dragged her into…

  • [NYDN] Man’s body found floating in New York Harbor off Battery Park
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 6:55:00 PM)

    Cops recovered the body of a man found floating in New York Harbor near Battery Park on Friday, officials said.

    The unidentified Hispanic male, believed to be in his 50s, was recovered floating near Battery Park Plaza just north of Staten Island Ferry about 9 p.m.

    An FDNY Marine Unit boat responded…

  • [NYDN] Secret Service agent tried to save fatal shooting victim in Brooklyn
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 6:40:00 PM)

    An off-duty Secret Service agent tried in vain to save the life of a shooting victim in Brooklyn last night, authorities said.

    Heated words led to homicide when a gunman opened fire, killing a 20-something male in Bay Ridge just before 6 p.m., cops and witnesses said.

    “One, two, three, four shots,”…

  • [NYDN] Pols ask Mayor to speed cooling of schools as opening week heatwave makes classrooms unbearable
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 6:10:00 PM)

    Cool it down.

    That’s the message City Council members had for Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza as public school students roasted in the sweltering temperatures during the first week of school that started Wednesday.

    Councilman Mark Tregyer (D-Brooklyn), who chairs the Education Committee,…

  • [NYDN] This boy’s school bus didn’t come for two days; when it did, the ride lasted 4 hours and his ordeal was one of thousands during schools’ opening days
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 5:05:00 PM)

    Hundreds — if not thousands — of public school families in Queens and around the city were left stranded and exasperated over the first days of school due a “terrible” series of school bus snafus, the Daily News has learned.

    Families from Sunnyside, Queens, to the Rockaways and beyond experienced…

  • [NYDN] Government photographer cropped photos of Trump’s inauguration to make crowd look bigger, records reveal
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 4:40:00 PM)

    President Trump’s inauguration is coming back to haunt him.

    A government photographer cropped photos of the pompous event in order to make the crowd look bigger after Trump complained to the National Park Service, according to federal records released Friday.

    The unnamed photographer cropped the…

  • [NYDN] City sends in investigators to test for elevated chemicals at Brooklyn public housing development
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 4:00:00 PM)

    The city dispatched investigators to a Brooklyn public housing development Friday after the Daily News revealed several apartments there recently registered high levels of chemicals in their indoor air.

    In the last three months, an environmental consultant working for NYCHA found consistent levels…

  • [NYDN] Bondy: Serena Williams is undoubtedly the greatest female tennis player of all time, but she hasn’t had a real rival in the last decade
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 3:30:00 PM)

    No matter what happens in the U.S. Open final, Serena Williams is the greatest female tennis player of all-time. Undisputed. The fact that she got this far in the tournament as a 36-year-old mother just reinforces that she’s better than whomever else you’re considering.

    But regarding her legacy,…

  • [NYDN] Fortnite gamer sentenced to 18 months in federal drug-smuggling case
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 3:05:00 PM)

    A Fortnite fanatic was sentenced Friday to 18 months in jail for smuggling cocaine in an operation she said she joined to help her family in Puerto Rico survive Hurricane Maria’s aftermath.

    Prosecutors said they didn’t believe Nicole Lorenzo Cortez’s sob story of turning to a life of crime to help…

  • [NYDN] Bronx man, convicted in fatal 2014 livery carjackings, to spend rest of life behind bars
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 2:55:00 PM)

    A Bronx man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing two livery car drivers in separate shootings in 2014.

    Tyrone (Man Man) Felder, 29, was found guilty Friday and faces a mandatory minimum sentence of at least 100 years in prison for the shooting deaths of of Maodo Kane and Aboubacar…

  • [NYDN] Mother and son in critical condition after South Africa giraffe attack
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 2:35:00 PM)

    A mother and her 3-year-old son who survived an attack by a female giraffe just after she gave birth to a calf remain hospitalized in South Africa, where the incident took place.

    Three-year-old Finn Williams is in critical condition and has reportedly suffered from “traumatic brain injury.”


  • [NYDN] Giant says if Big Blue can run the ball on Sunday vs. Jaguars… ‘it’s over with’
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 1:55:00 PM)

    If the Giants are able to run the ball on Jacksonville’s stout defense Sunday, in the words of one Giants player Friday, “it’s over with.”

    If the offensive line cannot win its battle with the Jaguars’ formidable front, however, it will be a long day for Saquon Barkley and Big Blue’s offense in…

  • [NYDN] Rapper Mac Miller dead at 26 of suspected drug overdose
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 1:50:00 PM)

    Mac Miller, the platinum-selling Hip Hop star known for his early party raps, self-reflective later songs and two-year romance with Ariana Grande, died Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 26.

    The Los Angeles County Coroner said Miller was found unresponsive in his home and pronounced dead…

  • [NYDN] The John Lennon stamp and our selective outrage
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 1:50:00 PM)

    We sometimes talk about “selective hearing” — when someone thinks their doubtlessly brilliant points are blowing past their opponent’s ears. But what about selective thinking? What about, in today’s age, selective social pariah-hunting?

    John Lennon now has his very own U.S. postage stamp. I write…

  • [ESPN] Welcome to Springfield: The candidates we’d put in the Hall
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 12:07:53 PM)

    The Basketball Hall of Fame is already one of sports’ most inclusive, but there are plenty of worthy candidates like Stephon Marbury who’ve been left waiting.

  • [SNY Knicks] Relive Jason Kidd’s best assists ahead of his Hall of Fame induction
    (Friday, September 07, 2018 7:21:46 PM)

    On Friday night, former Knicks PG Jason Kidd will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. And the hall will be getting one of their best floor generals of all time enshrined forever.