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Baseball Has a Great World Series Matchup. Now It Needs a LeBron.

Major League Baseball has a dearth of high-profile stars. Is the problem a down cycle, or is it the sport itself? ImageDavid Ortiz is one of the most followed baseball players on Instagram, as is Alex Rodriguez. Neither of...

A World Series Matchup That’s a Long Time Coming

BOSTON — There will be no underdogs in the 114th World Series, which opens at Fenway Park on Tuesday. The Los Angeles Dodgers have gone three decades without a title but have spent about $1.4 billion in salaries to...

Breaks Go the Dodgers’ Way in Game 7, Just as They Planned

MILWAUKEE — Leave it to a Dodgers general manager to make the definitive, timeless observation about good fortune. “Luck is the residue of design,” the Hall of Famer Branch Rickey said when he ran the franchise in Brooklyn. His...

Dodgers Defeat the Brewers in the N.L.C.S. to Return to the World Series

MILWAUKEE — As Yasiel Puig jubilantly raced around the bases, smacking his legs and flexing his biceps after a critical home run in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series, it was hard to imagine that this Los...

Brewers Come Alive at the Plate, Forcing the Dodgers to Game 7

After Travis Shaw struck out, Aguilar came to the plate. Despite an All-Star regular season in which he hit 35 home runs and drove in 108 runs, Aguilar had just one run batted in during this series. He doubled...

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England unchanged as fit-again Jonny Bairstow misses out

England have confirmed an unchanged team for the second Test in Pallekele. Ben Stokes will bat at No. 3 in place of Moeen Ali,...