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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A good week for St. John’s ends miserably

St. John's was having such a good week.

Mar. 1, 2013

 
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Are these Red Bulls unlike every other Red Bulls team ever?

The New York Red Bulls, trophy-less in their star-crossed history, are hoping the eighteenth try is the charm.

Mar. 1, 2013

 
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The Big East is dead, long live the Big East

With the Big East tournament less than two weeks away, news broke Thursday that makes clear the upcoming proceedings are the very last of its kind.

Mar. 1, 2013

 
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M.L.S. chief touts the possibilities of two teams in New York, gives no satisfaction to the Cosmos

One thing is clear, following Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber's state of the league address Wednesday evening, held as a Google Plus video hangout and opened to questions from reporters and fans: New York is the center of the highest-stakes soccer battle in this country, perhaps ever.

Feb. 28, 2013

 
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Stephen Curry’s near-miracle at Madison Square Garden

Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, Knicks fans were treated to the best possible basketball experience. 

Feb. 28, 2013

 
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Amway provides some details of its deal with the Mets

A few days after it was revealed that the Mets will be hosting Amway's first United States storefront at Citi Field, with a significant amount of negative press going along with it, the Mets still aren't saying much.

Feb. 28, 2013

 
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The squandering of Jenrry Mejia

It is worth noting that the rate of attrition for pitching prospects, no matter how carefully handled, is very high. Many talented pitchers don't manage to perform well at higher levels, let alone the major leagues. And plenty that do perform well are destroyed by injuries.

Feb. 27, 2013

 
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What are the Nets doing with Brook Lopez?

The greatest self-inflicted problem in the N.B.A. this season has come to an end: Brook Lopez is again playing the fourth quarter for the Brooklyn Nets.

Feb. 27, 2013

 
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Expect to see more Zack Wheeler than Johan Santana in 2013

 

The New York Mets are busily preparing for the season, and they'd like you to know a couple of things.

Johan Santana is going to pitch on Opening Day, and be a vital part of this Mets team.

And Zack Wheeler won't be on the opening day roster, and will by plying his trade in Las Vegas.

 

Feb. 26, 2013

 
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Still no trophy but lots of interest now in Mike Petke’s Red Bulls

Turnout was in the hundreds at New York Red Bulls media day, held this year at Pier 59 Studios in Chelsea Piers.

Feb. 26, 2013