Lin Hits Game Winner as Knicks Beat Raptors

Even after his amazing week, this one took Linsanity to a whole new level. Against Toronto on Tuesday, it was Lin for the win!

Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with less than a second to play to cap his finishing flurry of six straight points and New York rallied to beat the Raptors 90-87, extending its winning streak to six games.

“I’m just glad it went like this so we can calm the Linsanity down,” cracked Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni.

No chance of that. The NBA’s first American-Taiwanese player, Lin scored 27 points and added a career-high 11 assists in his first game since being named Eastern Conference player of the week.

“He continues to impress every night,” New York’s Jared Jeffries said. “Every game he plays better, he does more and more to help us win basketball games. You can’t ask any more of a kid coming into this situation.”

While he’s the one standing in the spotlight, Lin said sharing success with his teammates is as big a reward.

“It’s not because of me, it’s because we’re coming together as a team,” Lin said. “We started making these steps earlier but we were still losing close games and so obviously it wasn’t fun. But when you win, that solves a lot of problems. We’ve been winning and we’ve been playing together.”

Making just his fifth career start, Lin had no hesitation in taking the decisive shot. Continue Reading…

Kate Upton is cover model of SI Swimsuit Issue

Kate Upton was revealed as cover model of the 2012Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue during a taping of CBS’ The Late Show with David Letterman in New York Monday night.

SI unveiled a billboard of Upton’s cover image across from Letterman’s Ed Sullivan Theater in Manhattan.
The 19-year old Upton and nine other models were scheduled to present the “Top Ten Reasons This Year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Is the Best One Ever” during last night show. Continue Reading…

Maria Menounos wears Giants bikini in Times Square after Patriots loss

Last seen at the Super Bowl Tebowing with the man himself, “Extra” correspondent Maria Menounos was back in New York on Monday, standing in the middle of Times Square donning a red and blue bikini.

The 33-year-old Massachusetts native stripped down to the bikini due to a lost Super Bowl wager on her New England Patriots. Menounos lost the bet to colleague A.J. Calloway, who picked his hometown New York Giants. Continue Reading…

Fire Tears Through House Rented by Marist College Students In Upstate NY killing 3 People

Fire Tears Through House Rented by Marist College Students In Upstate NY killing 3 People: A fire tore through a private home being rented by Marist College students near campus early Saturday morning, killing three people, authorities said.

The victims were identified as two female Marist students in their early 20s and one male, who was not a student at the school. Their names have not been released. Four other people in the house escaped without serious injuries.

Marist College postponed two basketball games “out of respect for the students affected by this tragedy,” Deborah DiCaprio, Marist’s vice president and dean for student affairs, said in a statement Saturday.

The off-campus house on Fairview Avenue was being rented by six female Marist students, Town Police Chief Thomas Mauro said. Continue Reading…

President Obama Sings Al Green’s song Let’s Stay Together

President Obama Sings Al Green’s song Let’s Stay Together: Here we are with a brand new article from the category “some politicians would do just about anything to get popular”. This time President Obama was in the center of attention when he sang Al Green’s song: “Let’s Stay Together,” says the Associated Press. The event took place at a New York fundraiser which was held at Manhattan’s Apollo Theater on Thursday night.The President was supposed to deliver a speech in honor of the event when he unexpectedly veered from his prepared remarks to thank Green for having warmed the crowd. As if simply naming the classic was not enough, Obama wanted to make sure the public was aware of his appreciation for Al Green, so he started crooning the famous song, “Let’s stay Together”. Continue Reading…

Apple Says iBooks 2 App Reinvents Textbooks

Apple Says iBooks 2 App Reinvents Textbooks: Apple promised to reinvent the textbook and offer a new experience for students and teachers by way of an update to its iBooks app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch on Thursday.

The app update — which Apple is calling iBooks 2 and is already released to the iOS App Store — will allow for textbooks to be sold through the popular app, which in the past sold novels, nonfiction and poetry, but not textbooks.

All textbooks sold through the free app, which is available only to Apple’s i-devices, will be priced at $14.99 or less — a stark contrast to the high-priced paper books that fill college bookstores.

But the main allure might not be the price as much as the interactive features iBooks textbooks can offer.

Apple, which announced the iBooks update at a press event in New York at the Guggenheim Museum, said the iBooks textbook exceeds paper texts in terms of engagement, calling it a durable, quickly searchable book that offers easy highlighting and note-taking  as well as interactive photo galleries, videos, and 3-D models and diagrams. Continue Reading…