HOUSTON — At a time when old-fashioned aces have become a rarity, Atlanta has lost one of the game’s best postseason performers for the rest of the World Series. Charlie Morton, Atlanta’s veteran right-handed starter, sustained a fractured right fibula after he was struck on the leg by a sharplyContinue Reading

HOUSTON — Never in his life has Eddie Rosario looked this good at the plate. And that’s not just a matter of his numbers in a torrid eight days that saw him named the most valuable player of the National League Championship Series, pushing the Atlanta Braves into their firstContinue Reading

HOUSTON — Two were drafted first overall. Two have won their league’s Most Valuable Player Award. They come from all over: Cuba and Curaçao, Puerto Rico and Venezuela, California and Georgia and Mississippi and New Mexico. And all of them have played for only one team in the majors. TheContinue Reading

An hour into “Blood Brothers,” the Netflix documentary detailing the relationship between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, we see the young Black heavyweight champion looking perturbed during an interview with a white news reporter. The interview asks about Malcolm X’s role in Ali’s joining the Nation of Islam, a BlackContinue Reading

HOUSTON — From his spot in the stands down the left field line at Minute Maid Park two years ago, James Click could picture everything changing. The Houston Astros, the era’s dominant American League postseason team, were wobbling in the ninth inning, and Click was hoping they would fall. ClickContinue Reading