Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives during the qualifying session at the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay street circuit in Singapore. Photograph: Xavier Galiana / Reuters

Lewis Hamilton pipped title rival and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by just seven thousandths of a second after a nail-biting qualifying session fo(...)

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are both determined to claim a win in Hungary this weekend that will put them in good spirits heading into Formula One’s summer break. Photograph: Jon Buckle/PA Wire.

Lewis Hamilton continued his long love affair with the Hungaroring by posting the fastest times in both Friday practice sessions ahead of the Hungaria(...)

George Best, tackled: Immortal
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Given all the ink previously devoted to George Best you’d be forgiven for thinking there was little new to be added to the subject, yet Duncan Hamilto(...)

  Manu Tuilagi  will play oin the right wing for England against New Zealand. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Manu Tuilagi has been warned to expect an aerial bombardment as New Zealand seek to expose the England wing’s inexperience in his new position.Tuilag(...)

 Lewis Hamilton   completes a Mercedes one-two at the Spanish Grand Prix with team-mate  Nico Rosberg. Photograph:   Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton held off Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg over the dying stages of the Spanish Grand Prix to win his fourth successive race.The gap was (...)

Old friends: Hugo Hamilton. Photograph: Eric Luke

As a writer, Hugo Hamilton has always explored the place where reality and story meet – or, rather, where the edges don’t quite fit. His memoir of (...)

Luke Fitzgerald training with Leinster at UCD earlier this week. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Luke Fitzgerald saga continues. Ideally the issue regarding Irish rugby’s most famous abdominal/adductor stra(...)

In his first start since injuring his foot in October Simon Zebo goes to fullback for Munster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Given that there have three players, Paul O’Connell, Peter O’Mahony and Conor Murray starting for Ireland with Tommy O’Donnell on the bench, Munster f(...)

Ireland’s Rob Kearney scores the third  try against Scotland  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire 3:19

Ireland 28 Scotland 6It was a curious afternoon, one initially pockmarked by frustration as Ireland huffed and puffed their way through the opening 40(...)

Lady Valerie Goulding of the Central Remedial Clinic: her charity work was recognised in 1977 when taoiseach Jack Lynch appointed her to the Seanad

Lady Valerie Goulding, mother of Central Remedial Clinic chairman Hamilton Goulding, was a founder and later the major driving force behind the clini(...)