PUBLISHED: 09:00 15 January 2019 Jacob Ranson Luke Kornet of the New York Knicks dunks the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square Garden (Pic: Nathaniel S.Butler) 2019 NBAE New York Knicks center Luke Kornet is excited to have the opportunity of playing in the NBA UK match this week. The Knicks and Wizards will go head-to-head at the O2 Arena on Thursday in the annual NBA London game.And the 23-year-old American insists it will be a unique experience for himself and all his team-mates. “We’re very excited for the opportunity,” Kornet said.“I already know how passionate the fans are from across the world, especially in London, so we’re excited to be able to come over and play a game for them so they can experience it live and first hand. “It’s definitely a unique experience that is happening more and more often now with the league. “But I think it’s a great opportunity to have a very … [Read more...] about New York Knicks Kornet excited about opportunity of playing in London
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Gabe Lacques USA TODAY Published 11:03 AM EST Nov 26, 2018 Bryce Harper, a National League MVP at 23, is a free agent at 26, peddling his services in an industry that’s grown to nearly $11 billion in annual revenues. His combination of skills, age and marketing cachet make him an excellent fit for any major league franchise. Particularly the New York Yankees. Harper, who has 184 career home runs and a lifetime .900 OPS, rejected a 10-year, $300 million contract offer from the Washington Nationals in September, and is a good bet to set a new standard for the most lucrative contract in North American sports history. It may take weeks for that process to play out. In the meantime, USA TODAY Sports will examine why every team could use Harper’s services – some more than others, certainly some better-equipped to procure them. A case for Harper and the Yankees joining forces: On the field When a generational talent with megawatt star power comes on the market in his … [Read more...] about New York Yankees: Bryce Harper a perfect fit in the Bronx
Despite New York City's tough reputation, it appears to have been out-negotiated by Virginia's Arlington County in the 238-city frenzy to snare Amazon's HQ2. That heated competition ended with the announcement Tuesday of two winners for the $5 billion development prize. Each location will get 25,000 jobs with six-figure salaries. Arlington promised $550 million in subsidies for its, while New York will shell out three times that amount. New York state is kicking in $1.5 billion in direct tax credits, $10 million in job-training costs and -- as skeptical Twitter users noted -- the cost of a corporate helipad for the Long Island City site. "Incentives are highly contentious today, but we call them a necessary evil," said John Boyd, principal at the Boyd Co., a site-selection firm that advises companies and municipalities. He pointed out that Amazon passed up a nearly $8 billion subsidy package just across the river in Newark, New Jersey, in favor of Long Island City, in the New York … [Read more...] about Can New York make back its Amazon investment?
New York City is one of the world's most glamorous cities, so it's no surprise that it features on most people's bucket list. After all, it's packed with breathtaking sights along its skyline from the Empire State Building to the Rockefeller Center, as well as highlights including the Statue of Liberty. Not to mention the shopping to be found on Fifth Avenue, the shows to be seen on Broadway, and the incredible nightlife to discover in the City That Never Sleeps. The best part is that it's becoming increasingly easy to find cheap flights to the Big Apple, meaning you don't need to break the bank for that dream city break. We take a look at the best places for finding cheap flights and holiday packages to New York, as well as the top deals you won't want to miss. Check out our guide below... Cheap flights to New York from the UK The good news is that there are plenty of direct flights to New York from the UK, and there are bargains to be found. For example, Norwegian has direct … [Read more...] about Top tips for finding cheap flights to New York as well as city break deals
USA TODAY Published 4:19 PM EDT Oct 8, 2018 In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. In 2018, Columbus, Ohio, decided not to celebrate. Welcome to The Short List. I'm editor Mary Nahorniak, bringing you the day's top news from USA TODAY. But first, how healthy is sparkling water? The bubbly stuff is about as hydrating as regular water, yet exponentially more delicious. So crack another La Croix and let us know how you pronounce it. Here are the headlines. Victim sent chilling text about limo's 'terrible condition' When a woman sent a text on Saturday that her limo was in "terrible condition," it became tragically prescient. The limo in the crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York had failed inspection last month and the driver didn't have the right license, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. It was "not supposed to be on the road," he said. Victim Erin McGowan, 34, sent the foreboding text just before the crash. The … [Read more...] about New York limo crash, Hurricane Michael, Columbus Day: The Short List