Hall of Fame inductee Willie O’Ree is honoured prior to the 2018 Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic Game at the Scotiabank Placein Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The scene was Dodger Stadium in Brooklyn in 1949. Two summers after breaking baseball’s colour barrier, Jackie Robinson came out after a game for a me(...)

 Tiger Woods  and his son Charlie Axel Woods  attending the US Open  at Flushing Meadows in New York. in New York. Photograph: Elsa/Getty

It will soon be 10 years since Tiger Woods won a judgment of nearly €200,000 from The Dubliner magazine for publishing fake risqué photographs of his (...)

Out of the corner of her mouth, she goes, “I will never, ever forgive you for this, Ross.”

The old dear looks confused. She’s like, “Where are you taking me?” Or maybe she’s just hammered. There’s a hum off her breath that could put a hole (...)

Fans enter Yawkey Way before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. Photograph: Jim Rogash/Getty Images

With the arrival of Pumspie Green in 1959, the Boston Red Sox became the last team in Major League Baseball to field an African-American player. Twe(...)

 Harry Edwards: teaches sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. He also works to place minorities into the front offices of professional football teams. Photograph: by Roger Ressmeyer/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images

It’s common when writing about Dr Harry Edwards to use the word ‘towering,’ partly in reference to his status as scholar and activist at the frontier (...)

US President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to former professional golfer Charles Sifford. He was the first African-American to earn a PGA card.   Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

In the East Room of the White House on November 24th, President Barack Obama draped the Presidential Medal of Freedom around the neck of 92-year-old C(...)

You wouldn’t ask any mortal to play James Brown. It’s not just the voice. It’s not just the moves and the madness. Even at rest, Mr Please Please P(...)

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(...)

 Former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley watches sister Terry Seidler  throw out the ceremonial first pitch to former Dodgers player and manager Tommy Lasorda  on opening day at Dodger Stadium 2012. On April 10th, 1962, at Dodger Stadium Peter and Terry’s mother Kay threw out the ceremonial first pitch in the stadium her husband, Walter, built. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

If you build it they might come. Not exactly the field of dreams but baseball’s contribution to The Gathering takes place at Corkagh Park in Clondalki(...)