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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.
If you are a fan of the New York Mets, you've probably spent much of the past week debating, internally, or with friends, the wisdom of the Mets trading to Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies.
"Despite using several players who don't perform regularly, the Cosmos were in control for the greater part of the game."
A Mets franchise identified with Wright, but embodied by Murphy
Prior to Carmelo Anthony's decision this weekend to remain with the Knicks, Phil Jackson's rebuild of the team (assuming James Dolan allows it to come to fruition) could have gone down two paths.
The reason it is so difficult to process the trade the Knicks completed Wednesday with the Dallas Mavericks, sending Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton away, is that the deal doesn't fit into either of the two approaches the team has taken over the past, oh, let's say 40 years.
CHESTER, PA--Precisely what was at stake in the U.S. Open Cup for two local teams, the Red Bulls and the Cosmos, could be fairly easily discerned by their reactions to getting knocked out of the competition.
Following Saturday night's victory by the Cosmos over the Red Bulls, Red Bulls coach Mike Petke offered any number of excuses as to why the M.L.S.-side Red Bulls lost to the N.A.S.L.-representing Cosmos.
A surreal feeling permeated Hofstra's Shuart Stadium Saturday night, where two teams battled in the U.S. Open Cup, a sadly underutilized soccer tournament that usually draws yawns.
It took roughly 20 minutes into the first Q and A held between the New York media and Derek Fisher, newly-minted head coach of the Knicks, for James Dolan to come up.