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LeBron James  of the Los Angeles Lakers taking part in a pre-season game against the Brooklyn Nets as part of 2019 NBA Global Games China at Mercedes-Benz Arena  in Shanghai, China. Photograph:  Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

The evolution of LeBron James. In 2007, Ira Newbie, a Cleveland Cavaliers bench player, penned an open letter about the genocide in Darfur to the Chin(...)

Salaria Kea and John O’Reilly in 1937. Photograph: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

In late 1937 Langston Hughes, who was a poet, journalist and leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance, discovered a remarkable love story in a country(...)

 The Cincinnati Bengals selected LSU quarterback Joe Burrow  as the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Photograph:   Chris Graythen/Getty Images

You grow up quickly in American sport. The world is spinning on such a funfair axis at the moment that nobody cared that the NFL draft was conducted f(...)

 Rory McIlroy  celebrates with his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald after victory in the  TOUR Championship to clinch the FedExCup at East Lake Golf Club. But the relationship was always going to end at some point. Photograph:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

For those of you who like to tune in for their weekly golf fix on Sunday evening, watching a new champion make some impossible putt to win and uncerem(...)

Jeanne Hoopes (61), a retired school councillor from Rocky River, an affluent western suburb of Cleveland at the Obama ralling in Cleveland, Ohio.  Photograph: Simon Carswell

US President Barack Obama took the stage in Cleveland, Ohio, yesterday for his fourth campaign rally for Hillary Clinton to the backing of U2’s City o(...)

A volunteer places programmes on chairs before the start of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, US. Photograph: John Taggart/Bloomberg

Donald Trump, the man and the uniter: that’s how the billionaire’s campaign team and the Republican apparatchiks plan to present the brash businessman(...)

Defending champion  Shane Lowry speaks to the media prior to the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitationalon at Firestone Country Club South course in Akron, Ohio.  Photograph: Getty Images

Rory McIlroy believes European players who have opted to contest the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational instead of the French Open “might regret it”, but ac(...)

 Dustin Johnson poses with the winner’s trophy after winning the US Open as Shane Lowry looks on. Photo:  David Cannon/Getty Images

The last few days have been tough. It’s hard to explain but I keep replaying last Sunday’s final round of the US Open in my head, thinking of differen(...)

 Dustin Johnson of the United States poses with the winner’s trophy as Shane Lowry looks on at Oakmont Country Club. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Shane Lowry didn’t hang around Pittsburgh too long to reflect on his near miss in the US Open as the 29-year-old jetted back home for a corporate golf(...)

Shane Lowry waits on the 17th hole as he headed towards a missed cut in the  second round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

My last action of the BMW PGA was to sign my card, one that featured a five-putt triple-bogey on it, and I must admit it was probably the lowest I hav(...)

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