Sport: The Boys of Summer Return

In the bottom of the ninth, the players'strike is settled

If ever there was a propitious time for the baseball strike to end, it was surely last week. The team owners' $50 million in strike-insurance payments from Lloyd's of London was due to run out by the end of this week. For the season to amount to anything at all, each team would have to play at least 100 games, and that meant starting up the action by mid-August at the latest. Moreover, professional football was thundering into its exhibition season, giving sports-hungry fans an...

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