Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Roger Federer, of Switzerland, in the men’s championship match of the US Open. Photograph: David Goldman/AP

Novak Djokovic said he had come ready for Roger Federer’s attacking game and his fervent home support after beating the Swiss to secure the US Open — (...)

Never say good luck: Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane play the scheming theatrical producers in the movie musical version of Mel Brooks’ Broadway smash hit, The Producers. Photograph: Andrew Schwartz

In the summer of 1948 the behavioural psychologist BF Skinner, already a maverick in his field, appeared to be for the birds. Skinner had come to atte(...)

Guest speaker at the 2015 Student Summit Patrick Hamilton Walsh (left) with Greg O’Donoghue, vice president for welfare at the Union of Students in Ireland. Mr Hamilton Walsh spent several years travelling the world while documenting his trip with a mobile phone. That adventure eventually led him to Sweden where he has been helping develop the image-sharing platform PicHit

It’s wise to say it quietly but one positive outcome of the recession is a growing shift in mindset amongst the country’s nascent generation of profes(...)

  Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Paris Saint Germain second best to Bjorn Borg in Swedish sports poll. Photograph: Yoan Valat / EPA

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has expressed disappointment at finishing second in a list of the 150 greatest Swedish sports stars. Former tennis ace Bjorn Borg,(...)

Cork’s Alan Cadogan and Paddy Stapleton of Tipperary clash in yesterday’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A testing Sunday, that. From Croke Park to Stade Jean Bouin to Croke Park to Stade Jean Bouin and back again, and as ever you end up addled, half hear(...)

Fine Gael’s director of elections for abolition, Richard Bruton, said “claims that abolishing the Seanad amounts to a power grab just don’t stand up. The Seanad has no power to grab.” Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

The referendum campaign for abolition of the Seanad will be a major feature of party leaders’ visits to the National Ploughing Championships this week(...)

Former Swedish tennis star Bjorn Borg this week served Fine Gael notice of his displeasure after his image was used as part of the party’s Seanad referendum campaign.

Former Swedish tennis star Bjorn Borg this week served Fine Gael notice of his displeasure after his image was used in the party’s Seanad abolition ca(...)

Andy Murray, with his coach Ivan Lendl, on a practice court at Wimbledon.

A small crowd gathered around the interview taking place on the terrace beside the players’ lounge at the All England club yesterday. Although the sub(...)

Roger Federer confronts the press following his shock defeat at Wimbledon last week. Photograph: Getty Images.

Pondering your legacy is usually only for those too far up themselves to realise they are unlikely ever to have one anyway. As for getting into a swea(...)

Russia’s Maria Sharapova after her victory over Kristina Mladenovic of France.

Perhaps all it took was a match, the scent of the grass, the sound of the ball and action. This year’s tacky pre-tournament verbal exchange between Se(...)