St. John’s has reason to believe but biggest problem remains

For all the preseason hope, the addition of three rotation players, the return of the dynamic Shamorie Ponds/Marcus LoVett backcourt, and predictions of a top-five finish in the Big East, there remained one pivotal question. Could St. John’s and its three-guard lineup rebound enough? In the opener, the answer wasn’t what the Johnnies were hoping…

Corrupt FIFA execs only cared about bribes: prosecutors

Prosecutors Monday painted three former ​international soccer bigwigs as rapacious predators who cared more about lining their own pockets with illegal bribes than promoting a sport they claimed to love. “Around the world, soccer is more than just a sport, it’s a way of life,” Assistant US Attorney Keith Edelman told jurors as the corruption…

Biden didn’t know DNC head wanted him to replace Hillary as nominee

Joe Biden said Monday he had no clue that the head of the Democratic National Committee had considered recruiting him to replace Hillary Clinton as the party’s 2016 presidential nominee. Biden’s remarks came during a discussion on NBC’s “Today” show of former interim DNC chair Donna Brazile’s contention that she thought about having Biden step…

TheStreet shares soar after company unloads $55M in stock

Shares of TheStreet soared 34 percent on Monday after the financial news Web site got rid of $55 million in preferred stock — which was seen as a hindrance for any possible takeover. The company, co-founded by Jim Cramer, paid about $27 million to retire the shares — including $20 million in cash, $8 million…

James Dolan back in control of MSG after CEO’s sudden departure

James Dolan has taken the reins of Madison Square Garden again after its chief executive of 28 months, David “Doc” O’Connor, suddenly exited the entertainment company on Monday. The Dolan-controlled company that owns the New York Knicks and New York Rangers, as well as legendary venues Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall, gave…

High schoolers freak out over Joe Biden eating

A group of high school kids gathered outside Midtown eatery Don Giovanni to watch the former vice president eat.

Jason Aldean recalls the horror of Vegas shooter opening fire during concert

Country singer Jason Aldean is giving his first interview since the mass shooting in Las Vegas that occurred during one of his shows. In an excerpt from an upcoming interview, Aldean recounts the moment he realized he and his audience were in danger. Aldean will appear on Tuesday morning’s episode of The Today Show to…

15-year-old who shot teen girl in the head to be tried as adult

JACKSON, Miss. — Police in Mississippi’s capital city are charging a 15-year-old boy as an adult, saying he shot a 14-year-old girl in the head. Jackson Police spokesman Sgt. Roderick Holmes said that police arrested Sheroderick Elmore on aggravated assault charges following a Saturday night shooting in a Jackson neighborhood. The victim is in critical…

Suspect who stabbed security guard killed by police: cops

A man was shot and killed by police officers in the Bronx Monday night after he stabbed two woman security guards at a homeless facility, sources said. Cops arrived at the building on Hughes Avenue in the Belmont section of the borough at around 7:30 p.m. as the suspect was stabbing the guards, according to…

Breastfeeding could prevent eczema in babies, study says

We’ve all heard the saying “breast is best” before — it provides a range of health benefits for newborns and helps protect them against illness. And now it turns out that people who were breastfed at babies are half as likely to develop the painful skin condition, eczema. Researchers from King’s College London, Harvard University,…