Mariners’ Team President Hands the Union a Weapon

Until Monday, Kevin Mather was the president and chief executive of a Major League Baseball team with two dubious distinctions. His franchise, the Seattle Mariners, is woeful, both currently and historically. It is the only team to never reach the World Series and owns the longest active postseason drought in North American professional sports. The … Read more

Medvedev’s Australian Open Loss Shows the Men’s Tennis Gulf Is Still Strong

MELBOURNE, Australia — With a lone tear streaking his right cheek, Daniil Medvedev accepted the runner-up trophy after the Australian Open men’s final on Sunday night. He stepped to the microphone and told an engaging story about nervously hitting with Novak Djokovic for the first time as a young player, when Djokovic was the men’s … Read more

In His ‘Second Career,’ Filip Polasek Wins His First Grand Slam Title

Playing in his first Grand Slam final 16 years after turning professional, Filip Polasek was ready for the moment, and nearly every ball that came his way. Polasek and his partner, Ivan Dodig, dominated Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram, the defending champions, in the Australian Open men’s doubles final on Sunday afternoon, prevailing, 6-3, 6-4, … Read more