Student hits ‘Grand Slam’ in India

Base­ball is far from India’s most pop­ular sport, but that hasn’t stopped fourth-​​year anthro­pology major Jackson Golden from working to bring America’s pas­time to the nation’s makeshift diamonds.

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.

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?