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From sugarball to the big leagues

In his latest book on base­ball in Latin America, pro­fessor Alan Klein charts the his­tory of Major League Baseball’s influ­ence in the Dominican Republic, where sugar refineries had begun fielding ultra-​​competitive base­ball teams as early as the 1930s.

Inside job: the transformation of Matthews Arena

The changeover crew has two hours to turn the hockey rink at North­eastern University’s century-​​old arena into a bas­ket­ball court for the Huskies’ reg­ular season finale. Can it be done? Here’s the story of the people and the sci­ence behind the job.

Sister act, take two

Kate and Alyssa Carlson led their high school field hockey team to back-​​to-​​back state cham­pi­onships. Will they dupli­cate their suc­cess at Northeastern?

3Qs: What to watch for in Sochi

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia have begun. We asked Philip D’Agati, an expert in patri­o­tism, pol­i­tics, and the Olympics, in the Depart­ment of Polit­ical Sci­ence, to dis­cuss Russia’s role as host and which Olympic events he has his eye on.

The same, but different

Haley and Jenny Sin­clair, fra­ternal twins on the women’s soccer squad, are aggres­sive yet intel­li­gent young ath­letes, first-​​year Huskies who put team before truculence.

Hockey star shoots for gold in Sochi

2013 was the best year of my life,” says Kendall Coyne, a sharp­shooting for­ward for North­eastern hockey. Can she top it by helping Team USA win gold at the Olympics for the first time since 1998?