Howard Megdal

Bio: Howard Megdal is Writer At Large for Capital New York, and a contributing writer for Sports on Earth. His books include The Baseball Talmud, Taking the Field and Wilpon's Folly. Follow Howard on Twitter @HowardMegdal.

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Carmelo Anthony makes like Bernard King, harrowingly

In the Knicks' 116-107 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, Carmelo Anthony essentially acted out Bernard King's career in microcosm.

Dec. 14, 2012

 
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What will the Big East’s basketball-only schools do now?

The Big East, created back in 1979 with the idea of emphasizing college basketball, has been raided and generally overtaken in an era driven by college football, and the significantly higher revenues that sport produces.

Dec. 13, 2012

 
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Can we give Deron Williams a break, please?

The Brooklyn Nets, going into yesterday's game losers of five straight, weren't in any position to look down their noses at a win.

Dec. 13, 2012

 
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Goodbye, Rafa Marquez: You were an abomination

It was with high hopes that the New York Red Bulls signed Mexican international Rafa Marquez back in the summer of 2010.

Dec. 13, 2012

 
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Kevin Youkilis to the Yankees makes perfect sense

The marriage between the New York Yankees and Kevin Youkilis, who agreed to a one-year, $12 million contract on Tuesday, is a perfect match for both teams.

Dec. 12, 2012

 
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‘How bout those Knicks?’: At the Barclays Center, Carmelo Anthony buys in, and dominates

Tuesday night's 100-97 victory by the New York Knicks over the Brooklyn Nets was a game the Knicks had no business winning, and the Nets had no business losing.

Dec. 12, 2012

 
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‘Too absorbed with his new celebrity’: The sliming of R.A. Dickey

The New York Mets held a holiday party for 100 local children on Tuesday, and it somehow turned into a public-relations crisis.

Dec. 12, 2012

 
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‘No idea’: After a strong start, the Brooklyn Nets are looking for answers

The Brooklyn Nets, who began the season with 11 wins in 15 games, are now looking for answers after losing four straight games.

Dec. 11, 2012

 
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Houston gives Jeremy Lin the ball, and look what happens

It has been a complicated year for Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets, though Lin's 38-point haul in Monday night's 134-126 loss to the San Antonio Spurs may clarify things somewhat.

Dec. 11, 2012

 
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The Mets aren’t in a hurry to deal with R.A. Dickey, for some reason

The ownership group's dire need for money, which they would get more of through ticket sales in 2013 by keeping Dickey, appears to be the only real argument for keeping him without an extension.

Dec. 10, 2012