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  1. Age-old sports -- Diana Nyad, Chris Horner, Peyton Manning, Jamei...

    Jeff MacGregor

    As inspiring as Diana Nyad's swim from Cuba to Key West may have been for baby boomers, the symbols and limits and pigeonholes of age remain weirdly fixed in American culture. Or at least in the minds and blogs and daily columns of our zombie sporting press.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2013
  2. Chris Froome, Chris Davis and doping questions

    Jeff MacGregor

    Both Chris Davis and Chris Froome are presumed guilty by lazy implication and cynical inference. Again and again we find cheaters of every kind succeeding in every sport. But a free society rests on the principles of due process and the presumption of innocence.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2013
  3. It's never been easier to follow niche sports

    Jeff MacGregor

    Yes, there's a terrible homogeneity to the coverage of sports in this country. Just as there is in our coverage of news and of politics and of the arts. Yet there's never been a better time in history for lovers of unloved sports.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2013
  4. Bikes and racing at the Red Hook Criterium

    Jeff MacGregor

    The Red Hook Criterium may be the greatest bicycle race in America. Or the hippest. Or the strangest. Or the strangest, hippest, greatest bicycle race in America.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  5. 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
  6. The Tour de France ends, a beautiful race between Cadel Evans and...

    Jeff MacGregor

    One existential question, and a brief series of observations. And finally, a very short argument toward the Tour de France as a work of art.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2011
  7. An open letter to Lance Armstrong: Confess

    Jeff MacGregor

    An open letter to Lance Armstrong: Livestrong and the good it does are at grave risk. This may be your last chance to get in front of all this. Here's how.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2011
  8. Rory McIlroy's Masters failure only natural

    Jeff MacGregor

    Rory McIlroy's return to Earth on the back nine at the Masters was not a calamity, but instead restored order to things.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2011
  9. "Racing Dreams" (a new documentary about NASCAR) and the British ...

    Jeff MacGregor

    This midsummer night's notebook is a page-turner, starting with a flick about "tweeners" with NASCAR dreams. Here's one writer's missives from the American subconscious.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2010
  10. In an age of cynicism, a sweet swing and other sports moments sti...

    Jeff MacGregor

    The hope of diamonds and the sweetness of swings in the twilight can still bring us back from the abyss and keep us safe from the deep and the dark. Here's one fan's paean to sports.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2010
  11. Tour de France, reflections on cycling in America by Jeff MacGreg...

    Jeff MacGregor

    There is a fundamental tension in the United States between automobiles and bicycles, between drivers and riders. The Tour de France can help us reduce the divide.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2010
  12. Floyd Landis accused Lance Armstrong and others of doping and che...

    Jeff MacGregor

    Floyd Landis has this going for him as we seek (or ignore) the truth in his allegations about doping in cycling: It takes one to know one.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2010