Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant dribbles during the second half of the Lakers’ NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz.  The game is Kobe Bryant’s last after a 20 year career with the Lakers. Photo: EPA

Moments before starting the final game of his stellar 20-year career in the NBA, Kobe Bryant was described as “the greatest” ever to wear the purple (...)

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers travelled to Miami this week to work out with former team mate Dwyane Wade. Photograph: Claus Andersen/Getty Images

Cleveland’s LeBron James felt no need to justify his trip to Miami to work out with former team mate Dwyane Wade this week, telling reporters on Thur(...)

 Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors  has been kind of Jordanesque, averaging almost 32 points despite playing less than 35 minutes per game. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

At midday on Friday, as a part of a tradition stretching back nearly 70 years, the first of five consecutive NBA games will tip-off live on national (...)

Ellie Day, wife of golfer Jason, is taken away on a stretcher after a collision with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James. Photograph: AP

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James apologised to the wife of Australian golfer Jason Day after a court-side collision forced her out of the Qui(...)

Steph Curry and his Golden State Warriors team mates couldn’t match Bucks’ energy. Photograph: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images.

For the last month the entire basketball world has been wondering who, if anybody, would (or indeed could) stop the Golden State Warriors. The conv(...)

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in Melbourne ahead of her title fight against Holly Holm. Photograph: Paul Crock/Getty Images

The main boulevard in Sarajevo was ghostly quiet on Thursday evening and images of Ronda Rousey speaking on television were easily visible in the cafe(...)

Philly McMahon of Dublin with Aidan O’Shea of Mayo. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Hard to believe Aidan O’Shea doesn’t make a decent living from his sport. We waited for him outside Mayo’s dressing room door. He was last out. We cro(...)

Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan wins the ball ahead of Padraig Mannion of Galway to score his sides second goal. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

We are in the midst of the greatest Canning era yet 2015 has not been the summer of Joe. There have been memorable moments, sure, like the wonderful, (...)

Jordan Spieth: added the US Open to his Masters title last weekend. His performance at Augusta was reckoned to be worth almost $34 million in exposure to Under Armour.

Kevin Plank started Under Armour in the basement of his grandmother’s house in Washington, DC in 1996. With $15,000 in cash, a crazy notion to create(...)

Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 to win the NBA championship. Photograph: Getty

After game five in Oakland, LeBron James was asked if he felt any pressure with the Cleveland Cavaliers being just one game from losing the NBA fin(...)