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  1. Holy grail hunt: The search for a true, pure sport upset

    Jeff MacGregor

    Maybe an "upset" isn't really a surprise at all. Maybe it's just the failure of a reasonable occurrence to conform to an unreasonable expectation.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2012
  2. 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
  3. Australian Open, Patrick Witt, Phil Knight, All-Star Sunday, Sidn...

    Jeff MacGregor

    From the Australian Open to Patrick Witt, Phil Knight, All-Star Sunday, Sidney Crosby and Tim Thomas: legend-making and revisionism, back-pedaling and product placement and plausible deniability.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2012
  4. Roger Federer's grace in a volatile tennis world

    Jeff MacGregor

    The grace and beauty of Roger Federer's topspin forehand is the theme running through the narrative of tennis in this volatile time of the sport's comings, goings and torch-passing.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2011
  5. Gold Cup, Wimbledon and other recent events are evidence that Ame...

    Jeff MacGregor

    The Gold Cup? Fail. Wimbledon? Fail. U.S. Open? Fail. How bad has it become for American sports on the international scene? Bad enough that we might need one of those IMF bailouts.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2011
  6. Rafael Nadal, after another French Open title, has reached a leve...

    Jeff MacGregor

    Rafael Nadal, after yet another French Open title, has achieved a grandeur with his game that defies definition. One writer's ruminations on the evolution and artistry of his greatness.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2011
  7. 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
  8. U.S. Open: What has happened to civility?

    Jeff MacGregor

    A less-than-grand occasion for Serena Williams, the U.S. Open and tennis was the culmination of a weird and angry week.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2009
  9. How do you measure greatness while thinking about basic freedom?

    Jeff MacGregor

    Jeff MacGregor wants to remind us that when it comes to tennis and freedom, try not to let hype get in the way of perspective.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2009
  10. Jeff MacGregor: Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry inspires us to...

    Jeff MacGregor

    Federer/Nadal teaches how rivalries -- even the ones we only dream on -- might inspire the best in us all.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2009