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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.
It's been a tough week for the Iona Gaels.
Yesterday was a fairly typical day in the public battle between Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees that's been going on since the Miami New Times reported links between Rodriguez and a nutritionist who allegedly supplied athletes with performance-enhancing drugs.
The Brooklyn Nets entered Wednesday night's game against the Miami Heat in position to make a statement. And they made plenty of them before the game even started.
The New York Mets and general manager Sandy Alderson have a new message for fans.
This is a big week for the Nets and their coach, P.J. Carlesimo.
Following a new report linking Alex Rodriguez and performance enhancing drugs in the Miami New Times, a host of writers and observers raced to definitive conclusions about this unprecedented set of circumstances.
A great chapter in what might have been closed on Monday, when Nick Johnson, the one-time uber-prospect for the New York Yankees, announced his retirement.
The Brooklyn Nets are 27-18 this season, largely on the strength of an unfailing ability to beat up on bad teams.
If you blinked, you may have missed the moment general manager Sandy Alderson and the New York Mets moved from preaching patience for a developing marketplace to resignation that all the good players are off the board.
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.