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'Rebranded' India PM Wows NYC Crowds

Modi urges Indian-Americans to help motherland

(Newser) - There was a lot of love on display for Narendra Modi and the country he leads at a sellout appearance at Madison Square Garden yesterday. In what the BBC calls a "rebranding exercise, national and personal," the Indian prime minister told the mainly Indian-American crowd of 19,000... More »

Stars Rock '12-12-12,' Raise $30M for Sandy

Springsteen, McCartney, Bon Jovi come together for storm relief

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, and Kanye West were just a few of the music and screen legends who raised millions for Sandy relief last night. Appearing on TV, radio, the Web, and in movie theaters, the 12-12-12 concert had a potential audience of some 2 billion, USA ... More »

Scottie Favored to Take Westminster Best in Show

Whippet, bulldog, puli and poodle headed for finals tonight

(Newser) - The card for tonight’s Best in Show competition at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show isn’t even filled yet, but speculation is rampant. Sadie the Scottish terrier will compete against others from her group today, and is favored to win. Should that happen, her breed is an 8-to-1... More »

$23M Lawsuit: Steinbrenner Stole My Idea

Former exec claims credit for Yankees' TV network YES

(Newser) - The former president of Madison Square Garden is suing George Steinbrenner for $23 million, accusing the Yankees boss of stealing his idea for a team-owned TV network, Newsday reports. Bob Gutkowski claims he brought the idea for what would become YES to Steinbrenner in the mid-'90s and was given assurances... More »

Britney Fans Ejected for Sexy Dancing

Fans ejected as she gyrates on stage

(Newser) - Apparently only Britney Spears is allowed to get down and dirty at her concerts. A few fans were ejected from Madison Square Garden for dancing “too provocatively” at Tuesday's show, one of them tells the New York Post. “Meanwhile, Britney is onstage gyrating half-naked and singing ‘Get... More »

Economy Takes Chomp Out of America's Top Dog Show

Westminster Kennel Club show empties out as economy goes to the dogs

(Newser) - America's top dog will be crowned at the 133rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Manhattan tonight but the rough economy has thinned out the pack, reports AP. At $75 per entry, the event fell 14 pooches short of its usual 2,500 competitors. Human onlookers were also fewer than... More »

Isiah Thomas Hospitalized After Apparent OD

Sleeping pills are reported cause for former New York Knicks coach

(Newser) - Former Knicks coach Isiah Thomas was hospitalized early this morning after apparently overdosing on sleeping pills, numerous news outlets in the New York area are reporting. Police in suburban Harrison were called to the Basketball Hall of Famer's home after midnight, the Journal News of Westchester reported. "He's fine,... More »

Knicks Fire Coach Thomas

Patience finally runs out on woeful 'rebuilding' process at Madison Square Garden

(Newser) - Isiah Thomas was fired today as head coach of the New York Knicks, the Times reports. Team president Donnie Walsh said that Thomas will remain as an adviser, although he’ll have no direct responsibilities. The Knicks were 56-108 in his two seasons at coach; they've made little headway since... More »

Lost Photos of Elvis Discovered

Stellar 1972 shots of the King set for exhibit at Graceland

(Newser) - Close to 40 photographs of a jump-suited, cape-toting Elvis Presley rocking the house at Madison Square Garden in 1972 have surfaced and will be on display next month at Graceland in an exhibit entitled, "Elvis Jumpsuits: All Access." One of them already graces a Times Square billboard. A... More »

The Garden to Get a New Look

$500 million in renovations set to begin spring of next year

(Newser) - Madison Square Garden is getting a  $500-million overhaul. After pulling out of a plan to build a new arena as part of a new Penn Station project a few blocks away, Cablevision, the Garden's owners, unveiled a renovation plan yesterday.  The work is slated to start next spring and... More »

Fans Pray It's No Careless Whisper

George Michael announces first US tour in 17 years

(Newser) - UK pop icon George Michael will embark on his first US tour in 17 years this summer, NME reports. Scheduled to coincide with his upcoming "Twenty Five" album, the 20-show trip will kick off in California in June and include visits to Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Madison Square Garden... More »

Bruins Steal One From Rangers

Thomas nearly pitches shutout despite his team being outplayed

(Newser) - Boston finished off a home-and-home sweep of New York with a 3-1 victory at Madison Square Garden today. The Bruins cashed in on their limited number of scoring chances despite being outshot 31-20. Goalie Tim Thomas was solid while moving his team into seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Chuck... More »

New Yorkers Inaugurate First Public Loo

Potty puns swirl at 'first flush' ceremony in Madison Square Park

(Newser) - If you can't hold it on the streets of New York, it's no longer necessary to sneak into a cafe john, the Times reports. The city opened the first of 20 pay toilets today, complete with a toilet-paper-cutting inauguration and "first-flush" ceremony. Until today, New York was one of... More »

Cheerleader, MSG Settle Harassment Suit

Ex-Rangers Skater likened Garden atmosphere to a frat

(Newser) - Madison Square Garden, perhaps having learned from the costly and disastrous harassment case brought by an ex-Knicks exec, yesterday settled a suit by the former captain of the Rangers City Skaters. The ex-cheerleader accused Garden brass of condoning an inappropriate working atmosphere and firing her for turning down a threesome,... More »

Great One's Team Rolls Over the Rangers

Meanwhile, Devils trip up Flyers and Flames show spirit in St. Louis

(Newser) - Wayne Gretzky was back at Madison Square Garden, this time as head coach of Phoenix, and walked out of his old rink with a 5-1 win over New York. Joel Perrault had two goals for the normally low-scoring Coyotes,who took advantage of playing against the Rangers' backup goaltender. Phoenix... More »

MSG Sex Nightmare Isn't Over

Rangers cheerleader claims she was solicited for sex by PR official

(Newser) - The PR debacle may only be beginning for James Dolan and Madison Square Garden, as sexual harassment charges have been filed by another employee—a former captain of the Rangers' cheerleading squad. Courtney Prince, 29, claims she was pestered for sex by a Rangers public relations manager at a bar... More »

Zeke Accuser Awarded $11.6M

Jury finds Thomas liable for harassment, but won't have to pay damages, MSG will

(Newser) - A jury today found Knicks coach Isiah Thomas liable for sexually harassing a fired MSG exec, but made boss James Dolan and the Garden foot the bill, Newsday reports. Dolan, who fired Anucha Browne Sanders when she complained of the unwanted advances, will personally cough up $3 million. Said Thomas... More »

Mega-Fight Set for Trinidad and Jones Jr.

Promoter Don King orchestrates face-off between boxing legends

(Newser) - Felix "Tito" Trinidad and Roy Jones Jr. will square off at Madison Square Garden next January in what promoter Don King is calling "a fight made in boxing heaven." The two future Hall of Famers had been slated for a highly publicized bout in 2001 before Trinidad... More »

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