US Air Force Thunderbirds fly over the stadium prior to Super Bowl XLIX between Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1st, this year in Glendale, Arizona. Photograph:  Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Over the past decade, the NFL has incorporated more and more overt militaristic pageantry into its games. Air Force jets scream past stadia, trailing (...)

Australian NFL player Jesse Williams: became the first Australian to win a Super Bowl ring following the Seahawks’ win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. Photograph: Getty  Images

Australian NFL player Jesse Williams has vowed to win his latest “battle” after the 24-year-old was diagnosed with papillary type 2 cancer. The Seattl(...)

An ESPN report revisited Floyd Mayweather’s history of domestic abuse. Photograph: Getty

A lingering shadow hangs over Floyd Mayweather. As hundreds of journalists from around the world descend on Las Vegas this week to pour over every det(...)

Paul McNulty: founder of Donegal-based 3D Issue

Donegal-based 3D Issue is targeting the mobile device market with a new product that allows publishers to extract content from online sources and pac(...)

Alan Freeman: came on and got in on the goal action

Mayo 3-15Monaghan 0-11Monaghan saw red at MacHale Park, Castlebar, where the visitors finished with 13 players in a match that turned ugly with a numb(...)

‘In a sport where the machismo ‘Ya gotta play hurt’ mantra is drilled into children from an early age, a price eventually had to be paid.’ Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Twenty-one years have passed since the NFL first acknowledged concussion might be a problem in the sport. Not a major one, mind. “We discuss it on the(...)

Halpin hand: Katy Perry at Super Bowl XLIX. Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty

February 1st was a good day for quite a few people who happened to find themselves in Arizona. It was a good day for fans of the New England Patriots,(...)

 Colorado Rapids defender Shane O’Neill is being lined up by Jurgen Klinsmann for the US Olympic team. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

For years Irish soccer fans have rued the game’s drain of talent to the perpetual lure of the GAA, yet now they face losing a descendant of Gaelic (...)

Paul McNulty: ‘I don’t employ someone unless I have enough money in the bank to cover their salary for a year.’

That grumpy but lovable ogre Shrek may have made kids happy and Disney rich, but indirectly he is also responsible for creating 26 jobs in Donegal. Th(...)

GAA’s annual report for 2014 showed hurling championship income outstripping football championship income for the first time.

Not for the first time the GAA has found itself defending an apparent bias in funding towards Dublin. Figures released in the 2014 financial report s(...)