Howard Megdal

Sports biz report: What the NWSL lost; Cosmos setback:

The news finally came down on Tuesday afternoon, with a press release that caught even some teams by surprise: months after telling the press that a deal was imminent, the National Women's Soccer League finally announced a national television deal with Fox Sports.

Bio: Howard Megdal is Writer At Large for Capital New York, and currently contributes to USA Today Sports Weekly, Sports Illustrated and Vice Sports. His books include The Baseball Talmud, Taking the Field and Wilpon's Folly. His book on the Cardinals will be published by St. Martin's Press in October 2015. Follow Howard on Twitter @HowardMegdal.

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Has Mets ownership finally lost the press?

Wednesday afternoon at the General Manager meetings in Orlando in the winter the Mets have long claimed would be different than those that came before it offered a tableau suggesting that absolutely nothing has changed.

Nov. 14, 2013


Alderson hints at another cheap off-season for the Mets

It's mid-November, a time of hope for baseball fans most everywhere. The general manager meetings are in full swing, as is free agency.

Nov. 12, 2013


A harrowing glimpse at the Knicks' worst-case scenario

The Knicks have a problem. And that 1-3 start really isn't it, however upset it's gotten James Dolan at the Knicks City Dancers and newly-hired general manager Steve Mills, both of whom are equally complicit in putting together this current roster.

Nov. 8, 2013


Waiting, forever, on that ‘Red Bulls break through’ story

As the press awaited the arrival of Red Bulls coach Mike Petke at the post-game press conference Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena, veteran soccer reporter Michael Lewis turned to fellow veteran Filip Bondy and said, with mock gravity, "I don't want to catch you using an old column and just changing the names."

Nov. 7, 2013


Patrick Ewing weighs in, lightly, on a former classmate’s mayoral victory

If you'd taken bets on a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School becoming mayor of New York, the likelier choice, up until a few months ago, would have been the guy with universal name recognition in the city who nearly led the Knicks to an N.B.A. championship.

Nov. 5, 2013


A-Rod fights Major League Baseball, both lose

In case you were wondering: no, there still aren't any winners in the battle between Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball.

Nov. 5, 2013


The problem with the Yankees' Derek Jeter exception

The New York Yankees are still deciding who they are, apparently. And that confusion might cause next year's team to fall short of the playoffs, just as surely as it did this season.

Nov. 4, 2013


The Brooklyn Nets, minus some of last year’s flaws

The justifiable excitement over the starting lineup of the Brooklyn Nets spilled over into the radio broadcast booth prior to the team's season opener on Wednesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Nov. 1, 2013


Have the Mets lost track of their declarations of financial health?

At some level, you have to feel sorry for Jeff Wilpon.

Oct. 31, 2013


Woodson adds options by substracting Bargnani

The New York Knicks, last seen as the second seed in the Eastern Conference, take the floor Wednesday night against the Bucks with diminished expectations.

Oct. 30, 2013