Eugenie Bouchard: was invited to perform a twirl by a reporter in an interview on court following her straight sets victory over Kiki Bertenson at  the Australian Open. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

Eugenie Bouchard had no idea the man with the microphone in his hand and mischief in his heart would ask her to “do a little twirl” to show off her o(...)

 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(...)

The global disparity of healthcare is unjust. The current Ebola outbreak is a perfect example of inequity. Photograph: Christopher Black/WHO/Handout via Reuters

You can’t fault Trinity College Dublin for its ambition. Not only is it trying to raise the guts of €600 million through philanthropy over the next(...)

Andy Murray: is back smiling and playing well after his back surgery eight months ago.

Andy Murray is smiling – a lot and disconcertingly. He doesn’t get why people keep asking about it but there is no denying it is there, plastered all(...)

 Andy Murray of Great Britain serves during his men’s singles match against Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan on day three of the French Open at Roland Garrosin Paris, France. Photograph: Getty Images

Through wind, gloom and a little uncertainty Andy Murray moved on in his return to the French Open, from Andrey Golubev, a bookish Russian-born free-(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal on his way to a facile win – 6-0, 6-3, 6-0 – over American Robby Ginepri. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

As Roger Federer reminded everyone on the first day, there are two weeks to go here in the French Open. Yet there is no quelling the rolling debate a(...)

if we think of the mind not as an object but as a process, or an emergent state of the brain – in the way that life is an emergent property of a cell or a living organism – then you have much less of a problem in thinking how the mind, or mental states, emerge from brain states.

The nature of the mind has vexed philosophers and scientists for centuries. Though seemingly of esoteric interest, the issue has profound implications(...)

Novak Djokovic talking  to the media at the  ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena. The Serb believes former world number one Roger Federer, who he faces tonight,  is noticeably slower on court. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images.

Roger Federer said on his arrival in London he has at least one more grand slam within him to add to his record collection of 17. However, Novak Djoko(...)

Andy Murray of Great Britain returns a shot while practicing prior to the start of the 2013 US Open. Photograph; Chris Trotman/Getty Images

The mutual respect between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic has grown not just since childhood but with each spirit-testing war, two on the spin in slam(...)

What goes on between our ears? Earlier this month, US President Barack Obama announced a major new US initiative to find out. The Brain Researc(...)