The Roster of the 1885 Chicago White Stockings (known today as the Chicago Cubs) Top Row: George Gore, Silver Flint, Cap Anson, Jim McCormick, Mike ‘King’ Kelly, Fred Pfeffer; Bottom Row: Jimmy Ryan, Ned Williamson, Abner Dalrymple, Tom Burns, Jim Clarkson, Billy Sunday. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

One of sport’s most renowned rivalries was on display for the first time on this side of the Atlantic last weekend, as the Boston Red Sox and New York(...)

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Mike Trout: despite comparisons to Mickey Mantle, the New Jersey prodigy doesn’t even feature on the top-five-selling baseball jerseys.  Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

Earlier this month, Mike Trout turned 27, halfway through a campaign where the Los Angeles Angels are paying him a smidgen over $34 million to patrol (...)

The social network has agreed a deal to broadcast Spain’s national football competition over the next three seasons in India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal and the Maldives

Facebook has won the rights to screen La Liga matches across the Indian subcontinent in a deal that will allow hundreds of millions of south Asian use(...)

It’ll take you up to the best part of €2,000 a year just to watch your mixture  of sport. Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA

Here’s an exercise. Let’s say you’re starting from scratch. Clean slate, new life, new you. All you want is an agreeable pile of bricks somewhere, a (...)

In 1888 Mike 'King' Kelly published the first autobiography ever written by a baseball player, and his fame reached new heights.

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Páraic Duffy with taoiseach Enda Kenny watch Mayo play Tyrone in the All-Ireland senior  football championship semi-final at Croke Park in August 2013. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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Russia’s Maria Sharapova holds the Women’s singles trophy during the official draw ceremony ahead of the Australian Open. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Here is a prediction. Every time Maria Sharapova steps on to court at the Australian Open this year she will be greeted with shrieks of: “Come on Mari(...)

The world’s largest social network added a video tab last year, and it has been dropping hints for months that it wanted to become a source of original and well-produced videos

Facebook has made its biggest move to date to compete in the television market by expanding its video offerings with programming ranging from professi(...)

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