‘New Yorker’ baseball writer Roger Angell (left) with retired baseball player  George Brett during a reception in Angell’s honour in Cooperstown, New York, at which he received the JG Taylor Spink Award, the Baseball Hall of Fame’s writing honour. Photograph: Nathaniel Brooks/The New York Times

Roger Angell takes off his brown J Press sports coat and blue cap, yanks out his hearing aids, stashes his cane and sits down for a shave and hairc(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning celebrates scoring the memorable late equalising point in the pulsating Leinster semi-final against Kilkenny at Tullamore. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

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Robbie Henshaw: faces surgery on his injured hand.

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Adele: Pre-performance nerves.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The adrenaline that courses through a performer’s body before they take to the stage in front of thousands of expectant fans would be enough to(...)

TV3 is not on our agenda at all,” says John McCann, group chief executive of UTV Media. Photograph: Eric Luke

At Havelock House, a labyrinthine pink castle on Belfast’s Ormeau Road, just four men have been in charge of UTV since the late October afternoon in 1(...)

Stage Struck

‘Human kind cannot bear very much reality,” goes a line in a TS Eliot poem. It helps to explain the appeal of art, which transforms even the re(...)