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  1. MacGregor -- Germany ponders U.S. connection

    Jeff MacGregor

    Germany

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  2. Miami Heat's Chris Andersen the illustrated man

    Jeff MacGregor

    What makes the Miami Heat's "Birdman" fly?

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2014
  3. 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
  4. NHL -- Players fight because we let them fight

    Jeff MacGregor

    Without fighting, the beauty of the NHL would still remain.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  5. Society fails when victims of sexual assault are stigmatized

    Jeff MacGregor

    Nothing will change until we de-stigmatize victims and stigmatize offenders, no matter how popular and no matter how far they can throw a football, Jeff MacGregor writes.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2013
  6. Alcohol problems are something to fight against

    Jeff MacGregor

    Drinking responsibly isn't something society has been very good at since the beginning of history. Still, it's worth putting forth the effort, for athletes and the rest of us, Jeff MacGregor writes.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2013
  7. Human rights concerns raised in Qatar before World Cup

    Jeff MacGregor

    Reports say Qatari migrant construction workers are unpaid and unfed. What will the U.S. company contracted to build the World Cup stadium do to avoid those conditions?

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Stories keep coming as another Sept. 11 anniversary passes.

    Jeff MacGregor

    As another Sept. 11 anniversary came and went, Jeff MacGregor searched the flow of stories for some meaning amidst the background noise.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2013
  10. 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
  11. The drudgery of fantasy sports

    Jeff MacGregor

    I've never understood the appeal of fantasy sports. They're not really sports fantasies, after all; they're business fantasies. Management fantasies. And a fantasy of office work, even front-office work, never made much sense to me.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  12. New York Yankees down and out and back up

    Jeff MacGregor

    The Yankee clubhouse in the dog days of 2013: Hushed and reverent and absurd, the whole thing like a funeral in the business class lounge at Virgin Atlantic.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  13. A-Rod, Johnny Manziel, money, sports and an antidote

    Jeff MacGregor

    Every minute of millionaire play, every extortionate ticket increase, every stadium boondoggle, every excessive concession becomes an inventory of our bitterness, an occasion for resentment or anger or disappointment. All that old joy held hostage behind a wall of money. So I went to Newark.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2013
  14. Detroit is bust, Detroit is an idea, Detroit memories

    Jeff MacGregor

    Detroit is bust. Detroit is an idea. The city will live on in memories of the 1968 World Series, Gordie Howe and automobiles. Bankruptcy, or no, the Red Wings, Tigers, Lions and Pistons will play on.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Midsummer baseball, basketball, cricket, nights, dreams

    Jeff MacGregor

    The long sun and the long shadows of summer, that sense of possibility and time suspended. The July afternoons of your imaginary childhood. Limitless. Misremembered. No sound but the ratchet of cicadas. Fiction. Nostalgia for what never was.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2013