Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night had the feel of Saigon, circa 1975.
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.
With each passing day, the New York Cosmos are catching up to their outsize ambitions, moving further away from being an empty brand and historical curiosity, and closer to becoming an actual soccer team. (And maybe even a good one.)
When the New York Red Bulls bid farewell to Kenny Cooper last week, they seemed genuinely distraught about it.
The Brooklyn Nets announced Monday night that Deron Williams would miss the final two games of the first half, receiving treatment for his ailing ankles and getting him some needed rest.
Like most of the moves the Mets have made since Sandy Alderson took over as general manager in October 2010, the decision not to sign Michael Bourn makes sense on a certain level.
At midnight on Tuesday, Mike Piazza's long-awaited memoir hits bookstores and Kindles everywhere. And the news contained within it, bizarrely and based on some odd expectations, is what Piazza doesn't do: admit to taking steroids.
With just ten days remaining until the N.B.A. trade deadline, the Brooklyn Nets appear to be no different under P.J. Carlesimo than they were under Avery Johnson: a talented but flawed team existing just outside the ring of Eastern Conference contenders.
For the New York Knicks, this past weekend provided a pair of lessons regarding Iman Shumpert: what he can provide to the team if he stays, and what he can provide the team if he is traded.
Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, St. John's faced precisely the kind of game they needed to win to maintain their N.C.A.A. tournament hopes.
Next weekend, the New York Knicks will have a significant contingent on hand to participate in the N.B.A.'s All Star weekend.