One of baseball's most famous clubs look to end 108-year wait for World Series over coming weeks
On the eve of the debate he had pulled back into a dead heat, partly thanks to more disciplined campaigning, his opponent’s errors (including that reference to Trump supporters as a 'basket of deplorables') and some pseudo-revelations about the Clinton Foundation
Trump had the chance to show that the ‘new’ Trump of recent weeks, the one that acts presidential and has statistically pulled level with Clinton in the polls, was here to stay. But on display was the old Trump: bullying, dyspeptic and hyperbolic
The National Museum of African American History and Culture opens on Saturday 24h September, 12 days after Trump’s hotel. And this time, by contrast, there’ll be a very great deal of fanfare indeed
The 49ers quarterback has gone where many American sportsmen fear to tread
There was Trump on the world stage, saying the right things at the joint press conference afterwards, the personification of diplomacy and politeness. Heavens, one thought, maybe he wouldn’t be so bad after all, maybe he wouldn’t press the nuclear button at a perceived insult during an international summit
Washington used to be ‘Murder Capital USA’. Now the city’s annual murder rate has fallen by three quarters – and no incident of brutal police over-reaction against the black community has made national headlines
Zola Budd and Mary Decker
A-Rod has always been a controversial player and his hurried retirement from playing is in keeping with his years in a New York Yankees uniform
Donald Trump is in way over his head. His presidential bid was killed by a thousand mostly self-inflicted cuts
America's rich lore of alleged election fraud makes it hard to deny that vote rigging does occur, even in this beacon of the free world. And indeed it does. It’s called suppression of turnout, and it’s practised by Republicans, not Democrats
'I never blamed running, I blamed people,' Budd said
Once upon a time, Republicans were the orderly party, the optimistic party, the party you instinctively trusted with national security
The billionaire has praised Vladimir Putin for his strength and decisiveness in the past – but does that mean the US has a Siberian candidate on its hands?
He could have done a Ted Cruz, the bitter runner-up who goes to the convention and still refuses to endorse his conqueror on the floor. That would have thrilled his die-hard followers. He's chosen to live in 'the real world – but have the 'Bernie or Bust' crowd?
Most polls show Clinton three or four points ahead, but the latest police killings at home, and terrorist incidents abroad can only strengthen Mr Trump’s appeal