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(...)

 Joe Canning celebrates scoring a late penalty. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Manny Ramirez is one of the most colourful characters in the last 20 years of Major League Baseball. He led the Boston Red Sox to world championships (...)

Many years ago, September Road stood beside a home plate and prepared to receive a pitch from a semi-pro American pitcher.We were armed with a hurley (...)

New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez has been banned for 2014. Photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters

New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez will be suspended for the entire 2014 Major League Baseball (MLB) season and play-offs for doping after an in(...)

Emirates Team New Zealand races ahead of Oracle Team USA in front of Alcatraz Island during the America’s Cup finals in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images.

Craig Monk, a mountain of a mariner, remembers his first year in charge of physical training for an America’s Cup team. It was 1995 and Monk – all 280(...)

Diana Nyad emerges from the Atlantic Ocean after completing her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. Nyad (64) is the first swimmer to make the swim through the Florida Straits from Cuba to the Florida Keys without the security of a shark cage. This was her fifth attempt at the approximately 110-mile swim. Photograph:  Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/Getty Images

American 64-year-old long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person to swim across the Florida Straits from Cuba without a shark cage las(...)

Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees  during last night’s game against the Chicago White Sox. Photograph: John Gress/Reuters

New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez has confirmed he intends to “fight this through the process” after appealing against his ban for violations of Ma(...)