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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Were it not for the ultra-successful history of the franchise, there would probably be more people writing the 2013 New York Yankees off.
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.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.—It was the final week of New York Mets spring training, but it didn't seem like it.