New sports are being added to the Olympics all the time in an effort to remain relevant to younger audiences, while others (sorry baseball) are left out.
By removing Kenesaw Mountain Landis' name from the plaques awarded to each league's MVP, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America acknowledged Landis' role in upholding segregation.
Sports is typically a reflection of society, not an exception to it. COVID-19 seems to have turned the model of professional sport inside out.
It will be possible to compare the outcomes of games with and without fans, giving new insights into the relationship between fans, home-field advantage and clutch performances.
Computerized systems that automatically determine whether a pitch is a ball or strike promise to make umpiring more accurate, but at what price?
This isn't the first time sports have been put on hold. But in the past, the reprieve was brief, and sports went on to act as a way to bring Americans together. This time's different.
In 2002, Mike Veeck, a minor league baseball owner with a knack for bizarre promotions, decided to set the record for lowest attendance – and bar fans from entering the stadium.
While segregation was a shameful period in baseball history, the Negro Leagues were a resounding success and an immense source of pride for black America.
Watching the chances of victory change injects life into sports, both real and fantasy.
The cost and the hassles involved can stand in the way of kids joining teams and taking part in organized activities. So can cultural barriers.
A data scholar explains why playing at home doesn't provide the boost that it once did.
Up until the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, gambling and baseball had a marriage of convenience. A century later, gambling is again being seen as a solution to the sport's woes.
In baseball, a pitcher can throw a ball that seems to curve away just as it crosses the plate. How do they do it? It's all about aerodynamics.
Recent changes to the ball seem to be juicing hitters' stats. But could other factors, like the climate and advanced analytics, also be playing a role?
Former US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens passed away on July 16. One of his former law clerks recalls her most memorable assignment.
Umpires don't need to be replaced by robots, but some troubling findings indicate that they could use a little help.
This season marks the 150th anniversary of the first professional baseball team and the start of its eye-popping 81-game winning streak.
An obsession with statistics has made teams better than ever -- but the game is now more tedious for fans to watch.
Some of the best players in the world come from this small Caribbean nation, where an entire system of training young talent has blossomed. But few actually make it to the big leagues.
Roughly one-third of the league won't be trying to win this season. What's fueling this trend?