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New York Knicks plan to hire agent Leon Rose as team president

New York Knicks plan to hire agent Leon Rose as team president

Sports
Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The New York Knicks are expected to hire Leon Rose, an NBA player agent at Creative Artists Agency, as the team's president of basketball operations. League sources told ESPN and the New York Times on Thursday that no formal deal is expected to be announced anytime soon, but negotiations will begin shortly after the NBA trade deadline passes. The Knicks have moved quickly to find a replacement for Steve Mills, who was fired by the franchise this week. In his place, general manager Scott Perry has controlled the team's basketball operations on an interim basis. Knicks owner James Dolan started to explore the front-office model of hiring a high-ranking basketball executive out of the player-agent ranks, according to ESPN. The concept has gained popularity after the successe...
Elevated levels of PFAS found in water in Miami, New York, Philadelphia, other major cities

Elevated levels of PFAS found in water in Miami, New York, Philadelphia, other major cities

Science
Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A new study of tap water samples across the United States has revealed PFAS compounds, human-made chemicals linked with a variety of health problems, to be more prevalent than earlier surveys. The new study, organized by the Environmental Working Group, involved the testing of tap water samples from 44 locations in 31 states. "We found PFAS in all but one sample, which is pretty incredible," Sydney Evans, science analyst with EWG, told UPI. Tests revealed elevated levels of PFAS in dozens of American cities, including Miami, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are a class of synthetic compounds used in a variety of industrial processes and found in dozens of household items. The newest research suggests these chemica...
New York Mets extend spring training invitation to Tim Tebow

New York Mets extend spring training invitation to Tim Tebow

Sports
Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The New York Mets extended another spring training invitation to former Heisman Trophy winner and ex-NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, the team announced. Tebow, 32, is one of eight non-roster invitees that the Mets unveiled on Thursday. New York also invited pitchers David Peterson, Kevin Smith, Matt Blackham, Ryley Gilliam and Stephen Nogosek, and catchers Austin Bossart and Patrick Mazeika. Despite recording a .163 batting average and four home runs in 77 games at Triple-A Syracuse last season, Tebow will take part in his fourth full season in the Mets' farm system. He holds a career .223 average with 18 home runs and 327 strikeouts in 287 games. Tebow's 2019 campaign ended on July 21 after he suffered a laceration to the pinkie on his left hand. The former NFL gunslinger's 2...
Monsey stabbing: Five people wounded at home of New York rabbi

Monsey stabbing: Five people wounded at home of New York rabbi

World
At least five people have been stabbed at the house of a rabbi in New York state, police say.The house in Monsey, north of New York City, was hosting a religious celebration when the attacker burst in, according to the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council (OJPAC).The suspect fled but was later taken into custody, police said. The motive was not immediately clear. One of the victims was stabbed at least six times, OJPAC said in a tweet.The attack came a day after New York city police said officers were stepping up patrols in heavily Jewish districts following a spate of anti-Semitic threats and attacks.What happened?A man brandishing a machete attacked a Hanukkah celebration at the rabbi's property in Monsey - an area with a lar...
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz ruled out vs. New York Giants

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz ruled out vs. New York Giants

Sports
Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz was ruled out for Sunday's regular-season finale against the New York Giants with back and rib injuries, the team announced Friday. League sources told ESPN and NFL Media that Ertz sustained a fractured rib in last week's game against the Dallas Cowboys. According to the team's official injury report, the veteran pass-catcher failed to practice this week and was later ruled out. Ertz suffered the rib injury after he took a hard hit from Cowboys safety Xavier Woods in the first quarter Sunday. He entered the locker room but returned to finish the game, recording four catches for 28 yards against Dallas. "Medically, I want to make sure he's 100 percent," Eagles head coach Doug Pederson told reporters Friday. "Zach is a tough guy. I k...