Howard Megdal

New York embraces Syracuse again, but for how much longer?:

With two minutes to go in the Texas-Iowa game, a 'Let's go Orange' chant rose up from the stands

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.

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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

 
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Without Carmelo Anthony the Knicks are perfectly stoppable, it turns out

It was misleading, it turns out, when the New York Knicks crushed the Miami Heat by 20 points on the road without Carmelo Anthony.

Dec. 10, 2012

 
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A deal for the Yankees and Mets at third base, if only they were willing

The New York Mets and New York Yankees don't make many deals with one another.

Dec. 7, 2012

 
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A Jason Bay salvage project, far from Flushing

When the New York Mets agreed to pay Jason Bay the $21 million left on his contract not to play for them, it was hard to imagine he'd earn much more from another team to actually play for them.

Dec. 7, 2012

 
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This is real: Knicks stomp Heat, in Miami, without Carmelo

Entering Thursday night's game against the Miami Heat, a shocking 112-92 win, it was still theoretically possible to downplay the impressive start to the season from the New York Knicks.

Dec. 7, 2012

 
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Mets hold all the cards with Dickey, but the game’s almost over

Back in October, New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson described urgency in his desire to resolve the situations of David Wright and R.A. Dickey, the team's two best players, each with a year remaining on their contracts.

Dec. 6, 2012