Howard Megdal

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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Carmelo acts quickly to grab Knicks a win

In many games this season, Carmelo Anthony has been the primary reason the New York Knicks have won. Sunday night's 106-104 victory over the Atlanta Hawks was no different, with Anthony acting as the season's constant while some aspects of their evolving team showed encouraging signs, and others faltered.

Jan. 28, 2013

 
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Mr. Red Bull: Mike Petke on his fancy new coaching job

On the conference call introducing Mike Petke has the new head coach of the New York Red Bulls, there was a big of awkwardness to dispense with.

Jan. 25, 2013

 
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Changing the topic from money, the Mets fight over a draft pick and Michael Bourn

Michael Bourn, an elite defensive center fielder with great speed, would be a serious upgrade to the Mets' outfield.

Jan. 25, 2013

 
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Without meltdowns or spectacular play, the Knicks handle the Celtics

The New York Knicks have plenty of problems right now. Unlike much of the previous decade, the Boston Celtics are not one of them.

Jan. 25, 2013

 
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Red Bulls choose Mike Petke, the new coach who’s been there all along

In the end, the Red Bulls decided to replace fired head coach Hans Backe by promoting from within.

Jan. 24, 2013

 
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As 2013 dawns, the Mets replace one of the 2012 losses

With just a few weeks until pitchers and catchers report for spring training, the New York Mets have finally added to the group they'll be bringing to Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Jan. 24, 2013

 
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Is it time, finally, for Steve Lavin and St. John’s to make their move?

Approximately halfway through their season, the St. John's men's basketball team hasn't excelled or faltered so much as held its own.

Jan. 23, 2013

 
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The crucial return of Raymond Felton

If he experiences no setbacks, Raymond Felton will return to the Knicks' starting lineup against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, almost exactly a month after a fractured pinky sent him to the sidelines.

Jan. 23, 2013

 
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Michael Bourn, glittering like a mirage in the Mets' baseball desert

It's been a tough offseason for fans of the New York Mets, following a tough season.

Jan. 23, 2013

 
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Why don’t the Red Bulls have a coach yet?

Back in November, once the New York Red Bulls lost in familiar fashion to D.C. United, it was obvious that coach Hans Backe didn't have long.

Jan. 22, 2013