Connacht head coach Pat Lam during training ahead of their Pro12 clash with Leinster. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Never in their history has there been a game quite like it. Sure, Connacht have played Leinster in front of full houses at the Sportsground before, bu(...)

Deirdre Gogarty and Christy Martin trade blows during a bout in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 16th 1996. Martin won the fight with a decision in the sixth round. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport

Deirdre Gogarty was 26-years-old the night she got paid three grand for a fight watched by over a million people. Called up on 10 days’ notice, she (...)

Former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes in his Champ’s Corner restaurant in Easton, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Bryan Anselm/The New York Times

Throughout his boxing career, Larry Holmes was something of an afterthought. He was the heavyweight champion whose reign came after the fall of Muhamm(...)

 Andy Lee defeated Matt Koborov to claim the WBO world middleweight title in Las Vegas. He will defend his title against Peter Quillin in Saturday’s big televised fight. Photo:  David Becker/Getty Images

Andy Lee’s first defence of his WBO world middleweight title against Peter Quillin in Brooklyn on Saturday night is likely to draw at least four times(...)

US boxing promoter Don King: sued a New York lawyer who had labelled him a bigot and an anti-Semite on two US-based websites. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongart/Getty Images

Until recently London was hailed as the “libel capital of the common law world”. It was the jurisdiction of choice for defamation victims from the US (...)

 Muhammad Ali (right) covers up against George Foreman during their world heavyweight boxing title fight in Kinshasa, Zaire.  Photograph: Getty Images

When Muhammad Ali rumbled in the jungle with George Foreman exactly 40 years ago on Thursday, they were safely distant from the dying embers of a con(...)

Former heavyweight boxer Ken Norton arriving for the 16th annual Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love Gala” and 70th birthday celebration for Muhammad Ali at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in this February 18th, 2012 file image. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who defeated Muhammad Ali and broke his jaw, has died at the age of 70.Norton passed away in a care facility y(...)

Former All Black outhalf Andrew Mehrtens, right, with Ireland and Leinster out-half during the Irupa  Rugby Player Awards 2013. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

It may appear as if Andrew Mehrtens vanished off the face of the earth but the legendary ex-All Blacks outhalf has actually spent the last six(...)