WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has offered to free the imprisoned Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to secure the release of Brittney Griner and Paul N. Whelan, two Americans imprisoned in Russia who the State Department says were wrongfully detained, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. Secretary ofContinue Reading

After weeks of speculation, Andrew Benintendi is heading to the Bronx. The Yankees acquired Benintendi, a left fielder, from Kansas City on Wednesday night, the team announced shortly after a 3-2 loss to the Mets in Queens. The deal, which was first reported by Jack Curry of the YES Network,Continue Reading

Major League Baseball and its players’ union couldn’t agree on the specifics of an international amateur draft ahead of Monday’s deadline, and thus the status quo will continue in the sport. Despite calls to reform an existing system that some have argued takes advantage of Latin American children, amateur playersContinue Reading

Kara Winger arrived at the track and field world championships as one of the most decorated javelin throwers in American history. A nine-time national champion, she had persevered through injuries, including two knee surgeries, to compete at four Olympic Games. On Friday, though, Winger was in fifth place before herContinue Reading

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — A humble little baseball sits at the bottom of a display case for David Ortiz on the third floor of the Hall of Fame. No hologram, no elaborate markings. In thick black ink, just below the red-seam horseshoe, someone scrawled “First HR.” Under that, in lighter pen:Continue Reading