Howard Megdal

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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.

Latest Articles:

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Talented Iona can’t quite break through

It's been a tough week for the Iona Gaels.

Feb. 4, 2013

 
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‘Good,’ say the Yankees about A-Rod sticking around, through gritted teeth

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.

Feb. 1, 2013

 
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A national audience, Mikhail Prokhorov and Miss America watch ‘typical Nets basketball’

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.

Jan. 31, 2013

 
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Sandy Alderson versus Sandy Alderson on the Mets' finances

The New York Mets and general manager Sandy Alderson have a new message for fans. 

Jan. 31, 2013

 
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Trial week for P.J. Carlesimo, under the icy glare of Prokhorov

This is a big week for the Nets and their coach, P.J. Carlesimo.

Jan. 30, 2013

 
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The Yankees get their excuse to stop paying A-Rod, maybe

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.

Jan. 30, 2013

 
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The end of Nick Johnson, could-have-been baseball titan

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.

Jan. 29, 2013

 
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The bullies of Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Nets are 27-18 this season, largely on the strength of an unfailing ability to beat up on bad teams.

Jan. 29, 2013

 
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The Mets' off-season goes from too soon to too late

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.

Jan. 28, 2013

 
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Carmelo acts quickly to grab Knicks a win

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.

Jan. 28, 2013