Howard Megdal

Capital Sports-Biz Report: The Mariotti effect; Harvey days :

Domesitc violence offender Jay Mariotti controversially hired by a pair of San Francisco newspapers

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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Nets ignore non-basketball stories, thrash Philadelphia

Yesterday might have been a hard day for the Brooklyn Nets to focus on basketball.

Jan. 9, 2013

 
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Blame the Mets for Dickey, but not for All-Star game prices

Ever since Major League Baseball awarded the 2013 All Star Game to Citi Field, the New York Mets have been using the right to purchase tickets to the game, along with the weekend's other events, as a lure for full or partial-season ticket holders to renew, or sign up.

Jan. 9, 2013

 
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Mike Piazza, convicted without proof by the Hall of Fame voters

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York will announce its new members Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Jan. 9, 2013

 
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How crazy would the Nets be to go after Dwight Howard again?

Last summer, a full year of rumors linking the Brooklyn Nets and center Dwight Howard appeared to reach a merciful conclusion.

Jan. 8, 2013

 
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The night Carmelo Anthony lost his mind

The New York Knicks, and their star Carmelo Anthony, have won games this season with a very simple formula.

Jan. 8, 2013

 
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The fading of Ronnie Brewer, early-season hero

Ronnie Brewer, though he didn't receive the plaudits or attention that Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith or even Jason Kidd did for hot start of the New York Knicks this season, played a surprisingly large part in it.

Jan. 7, 2013

 
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In the Nets' Carlesimo era, MarShon Brooks and Mirza Teletovic are rising

Earlier this season, it appeared that MarShon Brooks and Mirza Teletovic would not play significant roles for the Brooklyn Nets.

Jan. 7, 2013

 
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So what are the Mets going to do with all that cash?

Early Friday morning, Bloomberg reported that Fred Wilpon and his partners who own the New York Mets "had obtained at least $700 million in loans."

Jan. 7, 2013

 
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Remember when Dwight Howard was better than Lopez and Chandler?

Back in the summer, Shaquille O'Neal drew some ridicule for making the claim that Brook Lopez, and not Dwight Howard, was the best center in the N.B.A. (To be fair, part of this came from Shaq confusing Brook with his twin brother Robin.)

Jan. 4, 2013

 
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The Knicks trust Pablo Prigioni with the ball, and it (finally) pays

There were plenty of reasons for the New York Knicks' 100-83 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, winners of seven straight, Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

Jan. 4, 2013