Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne will captain one-day sides in a match at the home of the New York Mets baseball team to mark the start of a three-city, all-star exhibition tour of America
As the Chicago Cubs prepare to get their play-off campaign under way, Rupert Cornwell asks what chance the unluckiest team in sport have of claiming baseball’s biggest prize – the World Series – for the first time since 1908
Joaquin Andujar: Star baseball pitcher whose fiery temperament led to his ejection from the final game of the 1985 World Series
After striking out an opponent, he would sometimes mime shooting a gun
In the United States, Bo Jackson is revered as one of the country’s greatest ever athletes. He broke no world records and is in no Hall of Fame, yet those who saw him simultaneously in the NFL and MLB still spread his legend.
Unclear whether ruling will allow baseball players to jump to the US Major Leagues without restrictions
The 'Pikachu Illustrator' is one of the game's rarest cards
International Olympic Committee had dropped the sport in February but will return in 2020 after undergoing a major reform
Christopher Lane was shot in the back whilst visiting his girlfriend in Duncan
Six years after supposedly closing the books on its “steroid era”, baseball is embroiled in a new drug scandal that has already felled one of its top stars, and could end the career of Alex Rodriguez, its highest-paid player.
Duchess Theatre, London
Wrestling could be reinstated to the 2020 Olympic programme, just three and a half months after being dropped by the International Olympic Committee.
View From Madrid
Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been arrested over the fatal shooting of his girlfriend
There is not enough testing in football
IOC announce decision
On a late summer's day in San Francisco in 1962, a modest crowd gathered to watch the visiting St Louis Cardinals baseball team do battle with the hometown San Francisco Giants. The Cardinals were not strong that year, while the Giants were challenging for the National League divisional baseball championship. Still, the Cardinals were always interesting to watch because of the presence on the team of their aging superstar, Stan Musial, known down the years to anybody exposed to the sport as "Stan the Man".