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  1. Bernard Hopkins' fight with Father Time

    Jeff MacGregor

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Saturday night. Atlantic City. October cold. A hard wind down off the barrens as sharp as new money. "This is the part I hate, the waiting." He points straight down. The old boxer's hands, ruinous and beautiful. This is in the ...

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2014
  2. You need great rival to be greatest of all time

    Jeff MacGregor

    Boxers and their promoters have been declaring themselves the greatest since the times of Homer. It's more like the greatest right now, Jeff MacGregor writes.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  3. Zab Judah and Brooklyn, old and new, beaten and rising

    Jeff MacGregor

    A week of preparation and then the fights, old and new, old and new: Zab Judah and Brooklyn, looking tough, looking beaten, looking renewed.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2013
  4. Sports and pain, lessons and limits

    Jeff MacGregor

    Is pain a means to grace? To clarity? Is it an "instrument for perfecting" ourselves? Where's the line between the instructive and the destructive? What are sports meant to teach?

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  5. Suggested sports (and more) reading

    Jeff MacGregor

    Some seasonal reading recommendations for that slow ride in the club car from spring training up to Augusta.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2013
  6. Bernard Hopkins and the genius of old age vs. Tavoris Cloud

    Jeff MacGregor

    From the opening bell, Bernard Hopkins circles Tavoris Cloud and clinches and feints and ducks and grabs and circles. Such is the genius of old age, the Early-Bird Special of guile and the slipped punch.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  7. LeRoy Neiman, Teofilo Stevenson, Vasily Alekseyev, Cold War sport...

    Jeff MacGregor

    American LeRoy Neiman, Cuban Teofilo Stevenson and Soviet Vasily Alekseyev all thrived in the middle years of the Cold War, when sport delivered on its ancient promise of mythology and metaphor.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2012
  8. Sports-packed Saturday featured everything but football

    Jeff MacGregor

    If it wasn't the best sports day in history it was certainly one of the busiest. From tennis to soccer to baseball to tracks to hockey to basketball to boxing, June 9 had everything but football.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2012
  9. Andy Pettitte, Peyton Manning, Jamie Moyer, Sergio Martinez, Rand...

    Jeff MacGregor

    Maybe it's just spring fever, but something strange is happening in sports. Andy Pettitte, Peyton Manning, Jason Kidd and other graybeards are defying the aging process.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2012
  10. Barry Bonds, Jerry Sandusky, Ryan Braun and sports as an example ...

    Jeff MacGregor

    It might be hard this week to remember that justice means more than punishment. Justice is the world's return to equilibrium. Justice is fairness. Balance. And part of the point of sports is to see justice done.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2011
  11. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a bum, Part 2

    Jeff MacGregor

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. is killing boxing at the very moment his popularity somehow keeps it alive. He briefly counteracts a condition he himself creates.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2011
  12. Sports debates about Ines Sainz's attire, Urban Meyer's team and ...

    Jeff MacGregor

    Sports debates about Ines Sainz's attire, Urban Meyer's team and Floyd Mayweather's behavior are teaching moments for serious issues.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2010