April 20, 2024

Knicks fans, this is just the start of wild playoff rollercoaster ride

Be at the ready. Be prepared. Make sure you hydrate before these games, no matter how many of them are to come in the weeks and months ahead.

Siblings, 8 and 5, killed, 13 injured as suspected drunk driver plows through children's birthday

An alarming video shows the woman's blue SUV speeding through the club's parking lot and smashing into the back wall of the building.

Rowdy Knicks fans take over MSG, NYC streets after Game 1 win over 76ers

It was a bing-bong-along.

Columbia University student demonstrator taken away on stretcher as anti-Israel protests rage on

At least three people were arrested, the NYPD confirmed. Two were cuffed for disorderly conduct and a third was slapped with a summonses for a sound reproduction device.

Knicks' bench trio thrives in huge Game 1 playoff win over 76ers

Tom Thibodeau went with a three-man bench Saturday night, and that trio shifted the game in the Knicks' favor in their Game 1 win over the 76ers.

Banged-up Gotham FC suffers through another ugly loss

Gotham’s patchy start to a much-hyped NWSL title defense continued Saturday in a 2-0 road loss to the Washington Spirit.

Josh Hart's clutch Knicks 3-pointer elicits unbelievable call from Mike Breen

Josh Hart's 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter in the Knicks' Game 1 win on Saturday sent Madison Square Garden into a frenzy.

Slumping Yankees star doesn't start for first time in 2024

For the first time this season, Gleyber Torres was allowed a deep breath. 

Star guard scores 33 points in Timberwolves' Game 1 win in NBA playoffs

Anthony Edwards scored 18 of his 33 points in the third quarter of the Timberwolves' 120-95 Game 1 win over the visiting Suns on Saturday.

Huma Abedin and George Soros’ son, lovebirds with 9-year age gap, spotted on date at Knicks' playoff game

Billionaire Alex Soros and former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin were spotted on a courtside date watching the Knicks take on the Philadelphia 76ers.

Gigi and Bella Hadid's dad says he 'used the wrong words' in lengthy 'apology' for homophobic, racist messages to NYC rep

The Palestinian native said "I need to apologize" for his language to Torres -- which was widely blasted as racist -- but still went on to describe the congressman as...

Knicks use all-around effort to beat 76ers in electrifying Game 1 victory to rock raucous MSG

The Sixers dared the role players to beat them and Josh Hart and Miles McBride obliged. Overcoming a Game 1 dud from Jalen Brunson, the Knicks rode unlikely heroes to...

Al Roker's company 'illegally targeted' exec producer, failed to properly follow DEI program: suit

The lawsuit alleged that the company "callously disregarded" a PBS DEI program that mandated Schultz’ animated series "Weather Hunters" include Black writers.

Joe Biden is running a presidential sham-paign while Donald Trump is on trial

The New York Times headline hinted at the injustice of Donald Trump by declaring: “Trump on Trial vs. Biden on the Trail: An Unusual 2024 Stretch Begins.”

Islanders miss chance to steal Game 1 in NHL playoffs with frustrating loss

This was the sort of ugly Game 1 that the Islanders felt right at home in.

2 stabbed, one hit in head with a bottle on party boat in Brooklyn

Several men and women can be seen pushing and shoving each other on the pier right next to the massive yacht. 

NYPD recruits taught basic ASL as part of training to better communicate with deaf people during emergencies

According to the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, there are more than 175,000 deaf or hard of hearing individuals living in the five boroughs.

Mets star to undergo surgery for torn ligament in thumb in injury nightmare

The Mets did not get the news they wanted on Francisco Alvarez.

Veteran's huge homer propels Mets to another big win over Dodgers

Starling Marte delivered a mammoth sixth-inning homer that sent the Mets to a sixth straight victory, 6-4 over the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine.

Woman, 26, left 'absolutely terrified' after interaction with man acting 'aggressively' on her routine walk

“The point is that this shouldn’t be happening and there needs to be a stop to it. People should be able to freely exercise, go out, socialize, etc without having...

Joel Embiid goes back to locker room with apparent injury after dramatic dunk vs. Knicks

Late in the first half against the Knicks in Game 1 on Saturday night, the 76ers' Joel Embiid threw the ball off the backboard and dunked it, an acrobatic play.

Evil Texas stepmother sobs uncontrollably during sentencing for starving death of 4-year-old boy

“And the person who did it was the person he called mom."

Stanley Cup Playoff odds: Rangers getting ton of love from NHL bettors

The betting public is loving the New York Rangers’ chances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

Olivia Dunne, LSU win gymnastics national title: 'Best day ever'

Top cap off her senior year, Dunne and the LSU Tigers won the school's first-ever gymnastics national title, scoring 198.2250 to take the crown in a tightly contested competition.

Yankees' offense slipping back to ugly 2023 ways despite Juan Soto's torrid start

It didn’t get better for Yankees Stadium fans than the pregame, in which they got to say goodbye to John Sterling. That is because, during the game, they said hello...

Minors barred from getting weight-loss, bodybuilding drugs with new NY law

Efforts to thwart a new law restricting minors' access to weight-loss and bodybuilding drugs have failed so far, and the legislation will go into effect Monday.

Vampire thriller 'Abigail' takes largest bite in quiet box office weekend

“Abigail” led a quiet box office Friday.

Rangers ready to end 30-year Stanley Cup drought after buying into Peter Laviolette's mantra

New York has not only been starved of a championship for 13 unlucky years, but also a Stanley Cup for three decades. 

Knicks-76ers have chance to beef up lackluster New York-Philly playoff history

Speaking candidly, we don’t much care for Philadelphia.

TikTok star who makes living off Chinese-owned app reveals why US must force sale: ‘I am terrified of what I’m seeing’

From anti-Israel hate to vast misinformation, “it seems like there is something happening in the algorithm that is very much trying to soil the West," says Zach Sage Fox.

NY strip club manager accused of drugging, robbing customers of thousands and filming them with dancers

A former Manhattan man who managed a strip club outside of Albany is being accused of drugging customers, charging thousands of dollars to their cards and filming them in sex...

Knicks' Josh Hart thriving as Tom Thibodeau's do-it-all weapon

Josh Hart has embraced his role as the Knicks' workhorse as the team's dealt with a bevy of frontcourt injuries.

NYC family celebrates 93rd birthday of 'tough cookie' matriarch — who survived being shot in the head in 2001

“Every year God lets me see, I celebrate,” Annie Brown, a former day care owner, told The Post.

Arch Manning throws 75-yard TD in unreal Texas spring game performance

While Texas' enrollee quarterback Trey Owens' Orange ended up defeating Arch Manning's White, Manning's performance was the highlight of the spring game on Saturday.

Max Azzarello struggled with depression before self-immolation outside Trump trial as friends mourn ‘brilliant’ conspiracy theorist

Azzarello was considered an elite online chess player with a peak rating of over 2000 points which put him in the 96th percentile of online chess players, Carleton said.

Key Islanders forward out for Game 1 with injury

Though Isles coach Patrick Roy had said earlier in the day that Pageau would see how he felt after warm-ups, the center did not make it onto the PNC Arena...

NYPD cop-killer Eddie Matos' seventh bid for freedom denied – but he'll get another chance in 2 months

Cop-killer Eddie Matos is keeping his current address -- the maximum security Green Haven Correctional Facility upstate.

How Knicks could take advantage of other playoff teams' fates

Elimination, especially those of the early or disappointing variety, tend to prompt turnover. And what’s one team’s garbage can be another team’s difference-maker. 

Go fish: Two great white sharks in the Gulf heading back north for summer

Two great white sharks that spent the winter in the Gulf are heading back north.

Duke's Elite Eight squad left decimated by transfers, NBA Draft declarations

The NBA draft and college basketball transfer portal have eaten up most of what Duke brought to the table in the Elite Eight just three weeks ago, leaving only three...

NYC's $43M plan to install door-locking system in public schools marred by 'mishaps,' delays

Less than 200 schools were completed as of last month, sources told The Post, as workers initially struggled to ensure first responders could still get in during emergencies.

NYC schools Chancellor Banks accuses Brooklyn parent leader of violating state laws over Israel-Hamas walkout, could face ban

“It appears that the Council under your leadership and direction is only selectively representing the district’s parent community, blocking attendance and participation at its meetings on questionable grounds, and not...

Bad words on Taylor Swift's albums increased with every release before 'TTPD', unscientific Reddit study finds

Forget bad blood — bad words on Taylor Swift's albums before "The Tortured Poets Department" drastically increased since her 2006 eponymous debut, according to an unscientific Reddit chart.

Widow of Israeli bus driver speaks after husband killed himself following bloody Oct. 7 attack

“He kept everybody safe but himself -- he kept it silent. ...Hamas took his soul, his happiness," Irit Ben Arye said of her husband of 30 years.

China may lose Olympic gold medals after swimmers allegedly tested positive for banned drug before 2020 win

Athletes who fail a drug test usually get some form of sanction under the sport’s rules, which state athletes are responsible for any banned substance found in their body.

Artemi Panarin 'not messing around' with sights set on Rangers playoff redemption

Artemi Panarin said he didn’t have a great feeling going into this season. 

NY lawmakers pass landmark $237B state budget, including extension of mayoral control of NYC schools

Lawmakers in Albany passed a $237 billion state budget Saturday, including an extension of Mayor Eric Adams’ oversight of New York City schools.

Knicks vs. 76ers Game 1 live updates: New York takes thrilling Game 1 at The Garden

Game 1 is here and it's an opportunity to show that the Knicks are a true title contender. The bookmakers have shockingly priced the Knicks as series underdogs against the...

Wild footage reveals shooting death of alleged Seattle pedophile during police sting operation standoff

The suspect, 67, arrived at a DoubleTree Suites hotel in Tukwila at around 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday under the impression that he was meeting two young girls, ages 7 and...

MTA bus driver pepper-sprayed in the face by 'disorderly passenger' who refused to pay fare: sources

An MTA bus driver was pepper-sprayed in the face by a "disorderly passenger" who refused to pay the fare in Manhattan, police and sources said.

Knicks deliver 'referee breakdown' ahead of Game 1 vs. 76ers — including stickler crew chief

The numbers on Scott Foster, for instance, lived up to his reputation as a stickler.

Drag performer speaks to anti-Israel Yale hunger strikers — without condemning homophobic Hamas

Israel has a score of 64/100 on the LGBTQ+ Equality Index while the Palestinian territories have a score of 6/100.

Alabama girl, 7, starts lemonade stand to pay for mom's headstone, raises $15K

A little girl in Alabama raised enough money from a lemonade stand to get her mother a proper headstone – and then some. Emouree Johnson, 7, lost her mother, Karli...

US to issue sanctions on Israeli military unit for alleged human rights violations in occupied West Bank: report

The penalties will mark the first time the United States has imposed sanctions on an Israeli military unit.  

Target this puck line bet for Leafs-Bruins in Game 1

Game 1 of the NHL playoffs series between Toronto and Boston gets underway on Saturday night, and we have a prediction and pick.

The series bet to lock in for Lakers-Nuggets

Here's the series bet to lock in ahead of Lakers-Nuggets Game 1.

Fundamentals becoming relics of the past in MLB — and it may only get worse

Not a day passes without reading the woeful tales of MLB games from devotees throughout the continent and beyond of games risked or lost to the inability or unwillingness to...

NJ teacher charged days after being publicly accused of inappropriately touching teen girl

Jenna Sciabica's attorney called the allegations "outrageous and defamatory," and said Sciabica vigorously denies any wrongdoing.

NPR just keeps on sliding more and more to the left as it unfolds into a complete crap show

NPR is doubling down on all things woke with new CEO Katherine Maher, who will carry on with the network’s turn further to the far left.

Yankees blanked by Rays as Aaron Judge gets booed during four-strikeout flop

On an afternoon the Yankees lost the voice of their team, their bats, too, fell silent.

4/20 starts early, ends badly for armed robber at NYC pot dispensary

The suspected robber barricaded himself in the store after ripping it off, but cops were able to smoke him out.

John Sterling not first local broadcast legend to leave behind massive shoes to fill

Mike Breen knows the feeling, believe that.

My year of casual sex: I set out to be 'fearless' in the bedroom — but what actually happened will horrify you

Writer Kitty Ruskin is sharing her experience in the new book "Ten Men: A Year of Casual Sex."

Texas shelter dog becomes impressive police K-9 as he combats fentanyl crisis

A shelter dog has found a new mission in life as a drug-sniffing police K-9 — a transformation that took place just months after the pup was rescued from the...

Ben Stiller brutally roasts 76ers star amid Knicks' celebrity row beef: 'Kelly Who-bre?'

Ben Stiller is not an Average Joe, and he wasn't going to stand for a 76ers star calling out the Knicks and Madison Square Garden's celebrity row in silence.

Hamas leaders looking for new HQ outside of Qatar as pressure mounts for hostage deal: report

The terror group's search for new political headquarters outside of Qatar comes amid mounting pressure on the Gulf state to secure a hostage-release deal.

Squatters refuse to leave Gordon Ramsay's $16.1M London pub despite court order: 'We're going to be security for him'

"We're still here, and we're going to carry on staying here. We're going to be security for him," one interloper declared.

John Sterling turned down multiple chances to call one last Yankees game: 'My tank is empty'

John Sterling preferred going out without a true broadcasting farewell.

Albany's grand plan to revamp housing in NYC unveiled -- see it here

The massive multifaceted proposal includes a litany of measures to incentivize thousands of new housing units while attempting to reduce rental costs and protect millions of tenants from unscrupulous landlords.

Dear Abby: I hate being touched -- but people act like it's a joke

Dear Abby weighs in on a mailer who hates being touched, and a daughter who worries about loosing touch with her remarried father.

Star student with 100 GPA denied admission to dream school because of NYC's 'subjective' lottery system

Four published books, numerous debate accolades, perfect attendance and a 100 GPA weren't enough to get a Queens eighth grader into her dream high school.

Golf Channel broadcaster, 'Big Break' co-host dead at 50

Spark starred as a young golfer, winning the 1992 North and South Women’s Amateur and the 1993 Women’s Western Amateur and Women’s Eastern Amateur.

Ukraine drone swarm targets Russian power stations, refineries a day after downing strategic bomber

In recent weeks, Ukraine has focused its efforts on dismantling oil refineries and energy facilities within Russia.

Israeli missile reached Iranian airbase near nuclear site using tech that avoided detection systems: report

Israel's strike on an Iranian military base Friday reportedly used a missile that evaded Tehran's radar systems and aimed to send a message against future direct attacks from the Islamic...

Troubled 'conspiracy theorist' who died after lighting himself on fire outside Trump 'hush money' trial briefly worked for NY rep

The troubled “conspiracy theorist” Max Azzarello, who died after setting himself on fire in a Manhattan park, once worked for Long Island Congressman Tom Suozzi.

Man fatally shot in Brooklyn overnight: NYPD

A man was gunned down in Brooklyn overnight, police said.

Mets' $341 million man seeing approach pay off after breakout from struggles: 'Got to be me'

If the Mets are going to confound the critics and ace their 2024 season of supposed transition, they are going to need star shortstop Francisco Lindor to be himself.

Mayor Adams restores half of next year's NYPD classes, adding 1,200 to depleted ranks

The new rookies from the July and October classes are expected to add 1,200 to the dwindling ranks of the police department, which has struggled to recruit new officers and...

John Sterling was his vintage self at Yankees retirement ceremony

He turned a retirement press conference into a stand-up bit, mixing together nicknames for reporters with tangents about memories — the home-run calls, the special Yankees seasons, a little bit...

'Moscow Marjorie' Taylor Greene, GOP rebels defeated as House passes $61B in Ukraine aid package

Israel will get $17 billion in direct military aid, with a little over $9 billion earmarked for humanitarian aid to Gaza and other war-torn regions.

Still too woke: Google can’t stop at canning subversives

Who's the boss? CEO Sundar Pichai fired anti-Israel workers who staged sit-ins at Google's offices, but his entire company is plagued by a biased, far-left culture.

'Taylor Tots' moms can't shake off Taylor Swift's dirty lyrics on new album: 'Definitely got some darkness'

"TTPD" is "definitely NOT suitable for kids," one mom lamented in the Taylor Swift's Vault Facebook group, which has over 480,000 members.

76ers' Joel Embiid has Knicks on upset watch in Game 1

A healthy Joel Embiid solves the Sixers’ issues entering Game 1 of the postseason on Saturday at the Garden.

Astros could face excruciating trade deadline questions if brutal start continues

Now, before wondering if Verlander could be traded back to the Mets this year or the Dodgers or the Cubs, forgive a detour to explain why it is still much...

Missing teen's body recovered after deadly crocodile attack

The body of a 16-year-old boy who was missing has been found after he was attacked by a crocodile while trying to swim to shore.

'Swastika' Chandra banned from Uber App for unusual first name

A woman was banned from using any Uber services for her unusual first name.

Escargot-lovers race to get limited Dominique Ansel bagel in NYC: 'Match made in heaven'

"I'd say waking up at 6 a.m. this morning was worth it!" said Columbia student Rachel Ling. "The bagel was so warm and cheesy, and it tasted even better when...

TikTok ban now 'inevitable' after House overwhelmingly passes bill forcing sale

The ban tied to the vote on a $95 billion foreign aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan and has gotten comparatively little attention.

Americans need more sleep, less stress, experts say

Many Americans are getting too little sleep and have too much stress.

Dad who told family to 'stick him in dumper truck' at funeral has request come true

An ex-miner who told his family to 'just stick him in a dumper truck' after he died has his final request come true.

Previewing the Islanders series against the Stanley Cup favorite Hurricanes

The New York Islanders and Carolina Hurricanes will meet in Round 1 of the playoffs for the second spring in a row.

25 years later, Columbine High School principal recites victims' names every morning

Frank DeAngelis was the principal of Columbine High School when 13 people were killed in what was then the country's deadliest school shooting.

How to bet Game 1 of Islanders-Hurricanes

The New York Islanders and Carolina Hurricanes will get the 2023-24 Stanley Cup Playoffs started on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET.

Animal idioms we can't resist: Why do we say ‘cat got your tongue’ and other popular phrases?

Phrases like 'cat got your tongue' and others have deeper meanings

9-year-old slugged by madman in Grand Central no longer smiles, too afraid to go outside: 'I'm scared'

A 9-year-old girl slugged in the face by a deranged homeless man at Grand Central Terminal is now too afraid to go outside -- and has even stopped smiling, she...

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NYC parents face retaliation after voting for DOE review of trans athletes in girls' sports

Members of the volunteer board say they've been targeted in person and online, in their workplaces and in the organizations they are a part of.

Mets star placed on IL with thumb sprain in major injury blow

The good vibes around the Mets took a brutal hit.

50 women attacked randomly in Manhattan so far this year: NYPD

Fifty women have been randomly attacked by strangers so far this year in the lower half of Manhattan, NYPD officials said this week.

Pedro Martinez makes touching vow to Tim Wakefield's kids

Trevor and Brianna threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the first Red Sox home game this season.

Led by Biden, the Dems' new 'Squad' wants Israel gone

Minnesota’s Democrat Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith recently joined 17 other senators in their party’s leftward lurch by urging the Biden administration “to take decisive action to bring about a two-state...

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Versatile NFL Draft prospect's stock may skyrocket after kick return rule change

Malik Washington returned kicks for much of his football life and got back to that part of his game this past season, when he was a graduate student transfer at...

NYC school chief's husband is DOE vendor selling mentorship program with flashy $650 suits for kids

The husband of a Queens school chief is being paid tens of thousands in taxpayer dollars to provide a mentoring program for boys that includes the purchase of flashy $650...

Pro-Kremlin Texan who fought for Russia found dead in Ukraine

Russell Bentley's cause of death has yet to be released.

Travis Kelce appears to confirm Taylor Swift's new song 'So High School' is about him: 'This is crazy!'

Fans have flown into a frenzy after Travis Kelce spoke out following the release of Swift's new album.

Matzo fast! 'Shrinkflation' hits traditional Jewish food just before Passover

“The prices have gone nuts and we certainly hear a lot about the inflation price of handmade matzo…they’re priced like truffles,” Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun on the...

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How to watch NY Islanders in the 2024 NHL Playoffs: TV channels, streaming

For the second time in two years, the Islanders and Hurricanes will face off in round one.

As Congress debates aid, Russia is 'kidnapping' Ukrainian kids

The official number of children confirmed kidnapped from Ukraine by Vladimir Putin’s regime is 20,000, but Moscow has bragged that their forces have trafficked over 700,000 Ukrainian children.

Astros vs. Nationals prediction: MLB odds, picks, best bets for Saturday

Stitches predicts Ronel Blanco will lead the Astros past the Nationals on Saturday afternoon.

NYC perv who grabbed woman's butt in broad daylight on the loose: cops

Cops are looking for a brazen pervert who grabbed a woman's butt in broad daylight at a Hell's Kitchen market.

Former Astros prospect dies in traffic accident at 24

Ronny Garcia played for the Astros in the minor league for 7 years from 2017 to 2023 and accumulated a 9-15 record in his outings.

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Sidewalk peddlers flood NYC's Chinatown with sketchy Apple merch

Canal Street counterfeit kings are flooding Chinatown and the Lower East Side with knockoff Apple products, including AirPods Pro and AirPods Max – peddling gizmos that retail for as much...

Former ESPN star dead at 63

Howie Schwab, a former ESPN research department guru who rose to host a popular trivia show on the network, has died at 63 years old.

What Sean Marks' comments to diehards may mean for the Nets' approach to Donovan Mitchell, Nic Claxton and the NBA Draft

But there are a precious few superstars who could induce them to move up that schedule. Marks’ comments speak to keeping the flexibility to do so.

Michael Kay seemingly insinuates Yankees rival is cheating at home: 'Completely different team'

The YES network broadcaster has been accused of saying the rival team was cheating during the series as they looked like a "completely different team."

Garden State killer: NJ rabbi who paid hitmen $30K to kill wife so he could be with mistress, dies in prison

At trial in 2001, prosecutors argued that Rabbi Fred Neulander wanted to get rid of his wife Carol to continue his two-year affair with Philadelphia radio host Elaine Soncini.

Being a top earner on OnlyFans has 'made me a better mom'

Honeyy Brooks isn't your average mom or your typical content creator.

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Michael Cohen shopping television show 'The Fixer' -- inspired by Trump's 'The Apprentice'

Michael Cohen is shopping a television concept to producers that could see him capitalize off renewed publicity from President Trump's legal woes into the small screen.

The bold new way to publicly announce your break up: 'Like a press release'

Announcing a break up to friends, family, colleagues and casual acquaintances can almost be as stressful as the end of the relationship itself.

Best bet in the Premier League on Saturday

Arsenal's defensive acumen should still reign supreme in this matchup.

Shocking amount of Americans like to eat where they sleep: 'Don’t knock it till you try it'

Many Americans don't have to go very far to go to sleep after a late-night snack.

Kate Middleton health update: Princess of Wales' cancer recovery is 'going well'

The Princess stunned the world last month when she announced that she was undergoing "preventative chemotherapy" for an undisclosed form of cancer.