The Major League Baseball Players Association said it was “deeply saddened” at the deaths of Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura   (above) and former Cleveland Indians third baseman Andy Marte.  Photograph: Brad Penner

Major League Baseball has been hit by a double tragedy after two players were killed in separate car crashes in their native Dominican Republic. The (...)

A file   file photo  showing   Cuban president Fidel Castro in September 1999.  Fidel Castro died last night   in Havana, his brother, President Raul Castro, announced. Photograph: AFP

No street bears his name and there is not a single statue in his honour but Fidel Castro did not want or need that type of recognition. From tip to(...)

 Cleveland Indians’ Francisco Lindor and Brandon Guyer celebrate after defeating the Chicago Cubs in game three of the World Series at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Getty Images

Coco Crisp snapped a scoreless tie in the seventh inning with a pinch-hit single that gave the Cleveland Indians a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in a (...)

Jose Fernandez has died age 24, with media reports saying he was killed in a boating accident on Miami Beach. Photograph: Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports

Major League Baseball began mourning the loss of one of the game’s brightest young stars, Miami Marlins All-Star Jose Fernandez. Fernandez, 24, was(...)

Revenue at Disney’s theme park and resorts business was up 6 per cent to $4.38 billion.

Walt Disney’s quarterly profit and revenue on Tuesday beat analysts’ estimates fuelled by movie studio hits, and the media company said it was taking (...)

Irish Olympic athletes Ellis O’Reilly, Ciara Mageean, Katie Taylor and Chloe Magee during the Team Ireland official 2016 kit launch at the Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin on Tuesday: They are unfazed about the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Photograph: PA

Three of Ireland’s top female athletes say they have no concerns about possible infection by the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Rio. Olympic lightweig(...)

Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon: admitted to making a mistake and accepts the penalty but added  he did not knowingly take a banned substance.

Reigning National League batting champion Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins was suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for a performance-(...)

Curt Schilling of the Boston Red Sox: “There’s no grey area. If you do it and you don’t stop, you are going to eventually get cancer of the mouth.” Photo:  Nick Laham/Getty Images)

In the evocative and charming coming of age movie The Sandlot, a group of Little Leaguers are determined to emulate their baseball heroes in every way(...)

Channel says decision to close was  driven by “the fact that our business model is simply not sustainable in light of the economic challenges in the US media marketplace”. Photograph: REUTERS.

Cable news channel Al-Jazeera America, which debuted in 2013 to great fanfare when it promised to cover US news soberly and seriously, will be shuttin(...)

Weekend in... Boston
  • Travel
  • October 24, 2015, 01:00

Thanks to the area’s 50-plus colleges, Boston has a reputation for hitting the books first, goofing off second. To be sure, venerable institutions (...)

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