Howard Megdal

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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Nets beat Knicks, with good signs for both teams

The Brooklyn Nets' 88-85 win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden was a meaningful one, for all the obvious reasons.

Jan. 22, 2013

 
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Ian Christianson and the future of the Red Bulls

The New York Red Bulls, historically, have suffered from an inability to hold onto young talent.

Jan. 18, 2013

 
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Iman Shumpert is back, awesomely

By the time Iman Shumpert took the floor for the New York Knicks on Thursday (in London), his team had come to miss him, badly.

Jan. 18, 2013

 
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Sandy Alderson channels his inner Bruce from Bayside

It is hardly news anymore when a caller on the air at WFAN expresses disappointment over the state of the New York Mets.

Jan. 18, 2013

 
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‘Did you expect them to never lose again?’

The Brooklyn Nets, until Wednesday night, hadn't lost since 2013 began. 

Jan. 17, 2013

 
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A story about the post-Madoff Mets, starring Scott Hairston

For the better part of a calendar year now, Scott Hairston has perfectly encapsulated the limitations of the New York Mets.

Jan. 17, 2013

 
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What are the New York Cosmos playing at?

Ever since Seamus O'Brien's group, Sela Sport, purchased the New York Cosmos, the legendary soccer team and Major League Soccer, the top-flight soccer league, have appeared to be on separate but parallel tracks.

Jan. 16, 2013

 
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Mirza Teletovic breaks through, discovers N.B.A. defense

The Brooklyn Nets followed a familiar path to victory, their seventh straight, in Tuesday night's 113-106 win over the Toronto Raptors at the Barclays Center.

Jan. 16, 2013

 
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Against Notre Dame, St. John’s figures out a way forward

 

Following their 68-51 loss to Georgetown on Saturday, St. John's coach Steve Lavin described his young team as a "roller coaser ride."

Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, the Red Storm proved his point, playing a strong game throughout a 67-63 victory over Notre Dame, a team ranked 20th in the latest ESPN poll.

 

Jan. 16, 2013

 
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‘Because of our youth’: Steve Lavin isn’t embarrassed by the play of St. John’s

On Saturday morning, St. John's and Georgetown faced the kind of game that helps to define a season.

Jan. 15, 2013