Howard Megdal

Red Bulls romp punctuates cold soccer spring in New York:

Three professional teams chasing meaningful successes

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 February 2016. Follow Howard on Twitter @HowardMegdal.

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The Atlanta Hawks couldn’t stop Carmelo Anthony, either

A day after Carmelo Anthony demolished the (short-handed) Miami Heat with a 50-point performance, the Atlanta Hawks came in with a game plan designed to help them avoid the same fate.

Apr. 4, 2013

 
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Carmelo Anthony scores 50 against Miami without forcing a thing

Carmelo Anthony, in Tuesday night's 102-90 victory over the Miami Heat, scored 50 points and handed out just two assists. Typical me-first game from a scorer above all else, right?

Apr. 3, 2013

 
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Mike Rice and the perfect Rutgers scandal

The scandal involving Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice, who was recorded at practice insulting, kicking, shoving and winging basketballs at his players, is essentially the most Rutgers thing ever.

Apr. 3, 2013

 
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Needing September-level CC Sabathia, the Yankees get the April version

Joe Girardi, manager of the New York Yankees, was absolutely correct when he downplayed the significance of an 8-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Monday afternoon.

Apr. 2, 2013

 
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No heckler: Niese and the Mets are kings of Opening Day

As a father of a three-year-old girl, I have to plan bathroom breaks strategically with her to minimize how much of the game we miss. Usually, we race to the restroom when the pitcher is about to hit.

Apr. 2, 2013

 
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Kenyon Martin boosts the Knicks, and reminds them of their fragility

The New York Knicks have largely risen and fallen not on Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler, but when those two are supported by enough role players to make the Knicks a force.

 

Apr. 1, 2013

 
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The 2013 Mets: Ya Gotta Believe, stretched to the breaking point

When accounting for the 2013 New York Mets, it is easier to focus on the things likely to go right, rather than the enormous gaps in the roster that will need to be filled by overachieving, developing or recovering players.

Apr. 1, 2013

 
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The 2013 Yankees, fatally flawed? Don’t believe it.

Were it not for the ultra-successful history of the franchise, there would probably be more people writing the 2013 New York Yankees off.

Apr. 1, 2013

 
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Why Fox responded to soccer’s rising popularity by killing Fox Soccer Channel

The death of the Fox Soccer Channel was officially announced Thursday, with the company indicating that as of September, the once-constant home for soccer will become FXX, an entertainment channel for the shows that spill over from FX, presumably. 

Mar. 29, 2013

 
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At the end of spring training, with a team that’s as ready as it’s going to get

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.—It was the final week of New York Mets spring training, but it didn't seem like it.

Mar. 28, 2013