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Cubs 8, Dodgers 4 | Chicago leads series, 3-2: Jon Lester, Unfazed by Antics, Brings Chicago Cubs to Cusp of World Series

Cubs 8, Dodgers 4 | Chicago leads series, 3-2: Jon Lester, Unfazed by Antics, Brings Chicago Cubs to Cusp of World Series

The Cubs’ Addison Russell hitting a two-run home run off Dodgers reliever Joe Blanton in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series.
A Brief History of Why Umpires Wear Suits

A Brief History of Why Umpires Wear Suits

Last week, on the brisk October evening that marked Game 1 of the World Series, I sat at a Brooklyn sports bar inside a galleria and noticed that a man on the field was wearing a suit. Read more...
Sports Business: Lost in Game 7’s Dazzle, Another Fan’s Senseless Injury

Sports Business: Lost in Game 7’s Dazzle, Another Fan’s Senseless Injury

A handful of fans, including James David, a 6-year-old boy, have sustained serious injuries from foul balls at baseball games despite recent attempts to improve safety.
To Hire Diverse Leaders, M.L.B. Looks Inward

To Hire Diverse Leaders, M.L.B. Looks Inward

“We need to do a better job of making sure we hire, at the entry levels, minority candidates that we can promote and develop,” said Rob Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball.
On Baseball: M.L.B.’s Prosperity Comes With Labor Peace, and Only Quiet Complaints

On Baseball: M.L.B.’s Prosperity Comes With Labor Peace, and Only Quiet Complaints

Commissioner Rob Manfred, left, and the players’ association executive director, Tony Clark, inherited a labor agreement with few flaws that need to be addressed.
M.L.B. Labor Deal Is Struck, Averting a Work Stoppage

M.L.B. Labor Deal Is Struck, Averting a Work Stoppage

Rob Manfred is going through his first labor negotiation as the commissioner of Major League Baseball.
On Baseball: Baseball Labor Deal Turns All-Star Game Back Into an Exhibition

On Baseball: Baseball Labor Deal Turns All-Star Game Back Into an Exhibition

The American League team after beating the National League in this year’s All-Star Game, which gave the A.L. home-field advantage in the World Series.
Labor Peace Helps Bolster Baseball’s Bottom Line

Labor Peace Helps Bolster Baseball’s Bottom Line

Game 7 of the World Series lasted 4 hours 28 minutes but still attracted 40 million viewers.
Baseball Executives’ Idea of Gambling: The Rule 5 Draft

Baseball Executives’ Idea of Gambling: The Rule 5 Draft

The Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente was perhaps the most famous product of the Rule 5 draft.
Baseball Outlaws Hazing Ritual That Forces Rookies to Dress as Women

Baseball Outlaws Hazing Ritual That Forces Rookies to Dress as Women

San Diego Padres rookies were dressed as staff members from Hooter’s restaurant in 2008.
‘We Are the Sport of Jackie Robinson, and We Need to Lead by Example’

‘We Are the Sport of Jackie Robinson, and We Need to Lead by Example’

Infielder Blake DeWitt as Marilyn Monroe as part of a 2008 Dodgers rookie hazing.
Sports Briefing: Adrian Peterson Returns to Vikings’ Practice

Sports Briefing: Adrian Peterson Returns to Vikings’ Practice

LETTING IT FLY: Carolina Marín of Spain, top, lost in two sets to Sun Yu of China in a badminton match in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
A Scout’s View: Baseball Talent on the Basketball Court

A Scout’s View: Baseball Talent on the Basketball Court

Omar Minaya, right, and Rachel Minaya watching their son Justin’s high school basketball game in Old Tappan, N.J., last week. Mr. Minaya, the former Mets general manager, says he sees parallels
The Surprising Way Jet Lag Impacts Major League Baseball Games

The Surprising Way Jet Lag Impacts Major League Baseball Games

For the hundreds of Major League Baseball players, jet lag is an inescapable part of the sport. New research shows how disruptions to an athlete’s sleep cycle impairs his performance on the field—and
Cardinals to Suffer, but Former Executive Bears Brunt in Hacking Case

Cardinals to Suffer, but Former Executive Bears Brunt in Hacking Case

The St. Louis Cardinals will lose two draft picks and $2 million for hacking the Houston Astros’ database.
Tinker With Extra-Inning Rules? Cue the Purists’ Outrage

Tinker With Extra-Inning Rules? Cue the Purists’ Outrage

A worker updated a scoreboard in 2015 as a game between the Mariners and the Athletics dragged into the 13th inning.
Kushner Family Is in Talks to Buy Miami Marlins

Kushner Family Is in Talks to Buy Miami Marlins

Marlins Park in Miami. The Kushners, whose scion Jared Kushner is a close adviser to President Trump, are said to have pursued purchasing the Marlins for several months.
Kushner Family Is in Talks to Buy Miami Marlins

Kushner Family Is in Talks to Buy Miami Marlins

Marlins Park in Miami. The Kushners, whose scion Jared Kushner is a close adviser to President Trump, are said to have pursued purchasing the Marlins for several months.