Paddy Power sent a lorry to the French port with the slogan: “Immigrants, jump in the back! (but only if you’re good at sport).”

A Paddy Power marketing campaign making light of the Calais migrant crisis will be criticised by the advertising watchdog for causing offence, it has (...)

Paul O’Connell and the Ireland Rugby World Cup squad at St George’s Park in Burton-upon-Trent. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If it’s good enough for Wayne Rooney, John Terry and the rest of the English soccer squad’s multimillionaires, then it must be good enough for Paul O(...)

Mo Farah: the British athlete said he would stick by Alberto Salazar unless there was clear evidence of wrongdoing  Photograph: Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough

Mo Farah will be staying with Alberto Salazar’s training group after an independent audit set up by UK Athletics found there was “no reason” to lack c(...)

Paula Radcliffe, who is the world record holder in women’s marathon. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

A “devastated” Paula Radcliffe has insisted she has never cheated “in any form whatsoever at any time in my career”, following a British parliamentar(...)

Nickel Ashmeade, Usain Bolt, Nesta Carter and Astafa Powell take a picture with fans after winning gold in the 4x100m men relay during the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium. Photo: Diego Azubel/PA

Nine days and every possible superlative later not even Sebastian Coe could have envisaged it all ending so majestically. And not just the way Asbel K(...)

Mo Farah made it a historic hat-trick of long distance doubles at the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: Beijing

Mo Farah wrote his name into the record books by completing a hat-trick of long-distance doubles at global championships by retaining his world 5,000 (...)

Mo Farah on his way to qualifying for the Men’s 5000m final, during day five of the IAAF World Championships at the Beijing National Stadium, China. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Britain’s Mo Farah regained his balance after stumbling and almost falling to the track in Wednesday’s heats at the world athletics championships to (...)

Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt cross the finish line  in Beijing. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Never has 100 metres of running added up to so much more than the sum of its parts. Never has 9.79 seconds felt like such an eternity. And even if Usa(...)

Mo Farah won the 10,000 gold medal at the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: EPA

Mo Farah put a summer of speculation behind him to make it half a dozen global titles as he again proved unbeatable over 10,000 metres at the World Ch(...)

Mo Farah: hasn’t lost a 10,000m race since the 2011 World Championships. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

(all times Irish) 1 Men’s 10,000 metres. Final, Saturday, 1:50pm: The longest race on the track, and trust me, right now impossibly close to ca(...)