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Los Angeles Dodgers batter Joc Pederson celebrates with third base coach Chris Woodward after hitting a solo home run against the Houston Astros in the bottom of the seventh inning of Major League Baseball’s World Series game six. Photograph: PA

One of the most intensely and evenly contested World Series ever will be decided on Wednesday night. The Los Angeles Dodgers forced a decisive seventh(...)

The Chicago Cubs celebrate after winning game six of the NLCS playoff series at Wrigley Field on Saturday night. Photograph: USA Today

The sun once again rose over Lake Michigan early on Sunday, but even on a crisp, clear October day, the wind in the Windy City ceased – the “W” flag (...)

New York Mets infielder Daniel Murphy scores in the fourth inning of Game 1 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Photo: Richard Perry/The New York Times

Daniel Murphy has been unconscious. A peculiarly American sports cliché that has come to define the New York Mets’ improbable run to this year’s World(...)

Ireland captain Lucy Mulhall in action during the World Sevens Series Qualifiers at UCD Bowl. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho.

Ireland’s women’s Sevens players can look forward to almost 12 months of tough international rugby to prepare for their Olympic Qualifying tournament (...)