Sole mates: ‘I’m not just buying a running shoe, apparently, I’m buying a set of car tyres.’ Photograph: Getty Images

I bought a new pair of running shoes at the weekend. This may not sound like a significant moment in my fitness drive, but it most definitely w(...)

FRIDAY (JUNE 16TH) SOCCER Setanta 1 from 0.20am (0.30) Peru v Venezuela GAMES Setanta, 04.55am-9.10pm BT Sport, 5am-9pm Baku 2015 Eur(...)

MONDAY (JUNE 8TH) CYCLING ITV4, 12.30pm-2.15pm Eurosport, 12.30pm-2pm Stage 2 Criterium du Dauphine HORSE Sky Sports 1, 7pm-9pm RACIN(...)

Running on empty: Damian Cullen finds running monotonous without his headphones. Photograph: Alan Betson

A few years ago my car was broken into. The few dozen CDs I had hidden in plain sight were, apparently, too tempting to resist. Driver’s window bro(...)

THURSDAY (JUNE 4TH) GOLF Sky Sports 4, 10am-noon, 2pm-5pm Malmo Nordea Masters TENNIS Eurosport, 11am-8.05pm ITV4, 11am-9pm Setanta, (...)

FRIDAY (MAY 29TH) TENNIS Eurosport, 9.30am-8.35pm ITV4, 9.30am-9pm Setanta, 10am-8pm Roland Garros French Open CRICKET Sky Sports 2 f(...)

Gyms can be mysterious, unwelcoming, intimidating enclosures.

The joy and sorrow of Easter eggs prompted me to join a local gym last year.There was a two-for-one deal, so my wife also signed up.A year later, I’ve(...)

SATURDAY (MAY 23RD) RUGBY Sky Sports 3 from 8.30am (8.35) Blues v Hurricanes (10.40) Waratahs v Crusaders (12.45) Western Force v Highlan(...)

THURSDAY (MAY 14TH) GOLF Sky Sports 4, 10.30am-12.30pm, 2.30pm-5.30pm Barcelona Open de Espana TENNIS BT Sport 2, 10am-6pm WTA Internaz(...)

In the online survey to find the “The World’s Sexiest Nationalities”, Irish men, naturally, came top of the list.

Irish men are the world’s sexiest nationality, according to a survey by an American “travel dating” website. claims to have poll(...)