Tesla co-founder Elon Musk: a new book is particularly revelatory about his childhood, telling of an abusive father and a difficult time at school where he was bullied by his peers. Photographer: Tim Rue/Bloomberg

With school started and the rest of us back at our desks, it is the end of what has been a relentless summer of business news: the fate of Greece and (...)

Michael Sam (front) left Canadian Football League side Montreal Alouettes’ last Friday. Photograph: Reuters.

In May, 2002, the New York Post published a rumour that one of the New York Mets was gay. With no apparent basis in fact, a piece of classic tabloi(...)

Police confront protesters demonstrating over the death of Freddie Gray, near Union Square in New York. Photograph: Michael Appleton/The New York Times 1:19

Protests are continuing in the US over the death of Freddie Gray, whose death from injuries sustained while in police custody has led to violence in (...)

Frank Skinner with Statto (Angus Loughran) and David Baddiel who fronted BBC Two’s Fantasy Football League 20 years ago. Photograph: Getty

It’s over 20 years since Fantasy Football League arrived on our television screens. Frank Skinner and David Baddiel on the sofa with Statto (Angus Lou(...)

 Jenrry Mejia of the New York Mets pitches during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Tradition Field. Photograph: Getty Images

New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia has been suspended for 80 games without pay after testing positive for the banned substance stanozolol, Major Leagu(...)

 David Bentley, Jackie Tyrell and Aaron Kernan feature  in “TheToughest Trade”. The  documentary film  follows the GAA players  who experience professional sports of baseball and football while former professional athletes David Bentley and Brian Schneider experience the life of an amateur GAA club player with Crossmaglen Rangers, Armagh, and James Stephens, Kilkenny. Photograph: Sportsfile

The first thing that needs to be said about The Toughest Trade, which aired on TV3 on Thursday night, is that Jackie Tyrrell is one of the very few me(...)

Hundreds of Cubans wait in line to apply for tourist visas to visit the US at the American Interests Building in Havana, this week. Photograph: Meredith Kohut/The New York Times

One of the many myths floating around about Fidel Castro during the most severe years of Cuban-US estrangement is that he almost became a New York Yan(...)

Mike Trout (right) of the Los Angeles Angels: in an ESPN poll earlier this year that asked American kids, 12 and older, to name their favourite athlete, Lionel Messi finished fourth while Trout ranked 100th.  Photograph:  Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

The average American baseball fan is a white, middle-class man who will soon turn 55. He learned the intricacies of the sport playing catch with his f(...)

Irish-American property and sports billionaire Frank McCourt at a Los Angeles Dodgers game. Photograph: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers

Nestled inside the historic Horse Guards Parade is a beautiful arena which is the setting of the eleventh leg of the 2014 Longines Global Champions(...)

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (R) drives in a run  against the Boston Red Sox during a recent game at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. A fan who was caught on camera asleep during a recent broadcast of a game between the two teams has filed a law suit seeking $10m in damages.  Photograph:  Jason Szenes/EPA.

A New York man has taken legal action against a US broadcaster after commentators teased him on air for being asleep in the crowd at a New York Yankee(...)