Jack Magruder


I have covered the Arizona Diamondbacks and major league baseball since the Diamondbacks were awarded a franchise in 1995 — they began play in 1998. I am a BBWAA member and a Hall of Fame voter, and I staffed the 2015, 2016 and 2017 World Series. Staffed the 1984 Summer Olympics,

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208 viewsApr 9, 2024

UConn’s NCAA Title Extends The Best Two-Year Run In A ‘Very Long Time’

Dan Hurley rebuilt UConn after the 2023 national title, but the Huskies' dominance continued. UConn has won all 12 NCAA tourney games the last two years by double digits.

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168 viewsApr 8, 2024

NCAA President Baker Labels Prop Betting ‘Enormously Problematic’

NCAA boss Charlie Baker noticed a disturbing trend during the women’s Final Four last week — the national attention paid to the gambling lines around Caitlin Clark.

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825 viewsApr 7, 2024

No. 1 Seeds UConn And Purdue Can Make History In NCAA Championship Game

The Huskies are 11-1 in the Final Four, an NCAA record, after beating Alabama in the semifinals. They are seeking their fourth NCAA title. Purdue is going for its first.

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10,382 viewsApr 6, 2024

Purdue’s Edey Fills The Stat Sheet, But NIL Is Out Of His Reach

Purdue big man Zach Edey and North Carolina State counterpart DJ Burns led their teams to the Final Four, but only Burns is able to tap into the lucrative NIL market.

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331 viewsApr 5, 2024

North Carolina State’s NCAA Success Has Meant A Windfall For The ACC

Michael O’Connell's improbable 3-pointer helped North Carolina State's unlikely run to the Final Four. Along with it, a bigger payday for the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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1,021 viewsApr 2, 2024

Caitlin Clark Makes Women’s Final Four A Must-See, But NCAA Has Work To Do

Caitlin Clark's play has been the through line for the national audience this year, but the first two weeks of the NCAA women's tourney have produced correctible errors.

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150 viewsMar 31, 2024

WM Phoenix Open Delivers Refunds To About 2,800 Fans After Ticket Snafu

The Phoenix Open is accepting refund requests through March 31 for ticketed fans who were denied entrance for the third round of the event due to a logjam at the gate.

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363 viewsMar 30, 2024

Colorado SS Tovar Well Aware Of The Rockies’ Tradition At That Position

Ezequiel Tovar's seven-year, $63.5 million contract comes with the production expected for the player who will follow Rockies' greats Troy Tulowitzki and Trevor Story.

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158 viewsMar 30, 2024

Arizona Diamondbacks Relish The Target On Their Backs Entering 2024

The defending National League champion Diamondbacks understand they will not sneak up on the pack this season. They girded for the title defense, and they are prepared.

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136 viewsMar 30, 2024

Seattle Looks To Starting Pitching To Disrupt AL West Lone Star Axis

Houston and Texas have thrown money at the American League West to take control of division. Seattle looks to contend with its stable of controllable starting pitcher