Emiliano Grillo  celebrates after winning   the Frys.com Open at the North Course of the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California. Photo:  Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo will look to become the first player to win the opening two events of the PGA Tour season since 2003 in this week’s Shrine(...)

Floyd Mayweather poses for photos after defeating Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight unification bout on Saturday  at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Photograph: AFP

Floyd Mayweather, plainly diminished as a legend but still undefeated, got the unanimous decision but not the crowd’s acclaim when he outlasted Man(...)

Floyd Mayweather says he will reach the record of 49 unbeaten performances set by the heavyweight Rocky Marciano in the 50s, although few believe he will be able to resist reaching for the half century. Photograph: John Locher/AP Photo

Violence, as witnessed on the streets of America this week and many other places, is a most curious drug. The legal sale in a boxing ring in Las Vega(...)

Ireland’s Bertram Allen finished third in the Longines FEI World Cup show jumping final in Las Vegas. Photograph: AFP.

Wexford’s Bertram Allen was narrowly beaten into third place in the Longines FEI World Cup show jumping final in Las Vegas on Sunday.The 19-year-old W(...)

Andy Lee (left) throws a left at Matvey Korobov during their WBO middleweight title fight at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph:  David Becker/Getty Images

It came by stealth in the middle of the night. One of those occasions that the country woke up to rather than witnessed, Andy Lee and his quest for a(...)

Adam Tanner, author of What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data – Lifeblood of Big Business – and the End of Privacy as We Know It

Back in 1988, journalist Adam Tanner was the victim of what he calls pre-internet era, “old fashioned data gathering”.While in Dresden – then still a (...)

Get a wedding dress to beat the band

Q I’m having a surprise wedding. The guests think they’re coming to an engagement party, but we’re going to have a ceremony instead. It’s going to (...)

Some companies will get employees to wear crazy clothes just to stand out from the crowd at events such as the Dublin Web Summit. PHOTOGRAPH: BRENDA FITZSIMONS

Walking along Howard Street in San Francisco late last February it was hard not to notice the number of adults cramming into bars and restaurants spor(...)

Timothy Bradley Jr. taunts  Juan Manuel Marquez  during their title fight in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Timothy Bradley retained his WBO world welterweight title with a split decision victory over Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas that left the Mexican fu(...)

The World Market Center in Las Vegas, where Waterford Wedgwood will open a store

As if anyone needed reminding that things have changed – and changed utterly – at the luxury goods company Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton (WWRD), it(...)