Fame or Shame? Many of the controversial baseball figures  remain steadfastly perched on the ‘never-tested-positive’ rampart.

Knowing little about baseball, and caring even less, it was only Charlie Sheen’s doleful eve-of-marriage declaration that he was about to “ship the pe(...)

Shane Meadows, whose 2007 film The Living Room, about musician Gavin Clark, is ‘about our friendship and relationship and seeing him trying to overcome a massive demon and perform live solo for the first time’

It’s time to take a look at one of Shane Meadows’s back pages. The English film director may be best known for such dark treasures as Dead Man’s Sh(...)

Disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstong talks with Emma O’Reilly in Orlando, USA.

The day Emma O’Reilly was hired as a soigneur with the US Postal Service cycling team she rang home in Tallaght to tell her family. “A swan wha(...)

The main peleton heads up the Wicklow Gap during the three stages of the Tour de France which were held in Ireland in 1998. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Hosting the start of the Giro d’Italia in Ireland recalls the time another of cycling’s three-week Tours began on this island; back in 1998, the Tour (...)

Former US Postal Service team manager Johan Bruyneel (right), seen here alongside Lance Armstrong, has been given a  10-year ban from sport for being “at the apex of a conspiracy to commit widespread doping on the USPS and Discovery Channel teams”, according to Usada. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Lance Armstrong’s former cycling team manager Johan Bruyneel, doctor Pedro Celaya and trainer Jose “Pepe” Marti have all been handed long bans(...)

“Maradona would not have used ‘the hand of God’ to score perhaps the most infamous goal in World Cup history if he was not born into a culture where Faustian pacts with the devil were an everyday occurrence.” Photograph: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

It is that time of year again when GAA fans quiver with excitement as the Championship begins. 2013 witnessed almost unrivalled excitement in h(...)

The Armstrong Lie 2:13

Whatever else you might say about Lance Armstrong, you couldn’t say the disgraced, drugged-up cyclist was lazy. He really did spend a lot of time on h(...)

Lance Armstrong: 
the key to the commission’s success may hinge on whether Armstrong
, among others, gives evidence. Photograph: Getty Images

The international cycling union UCI has appointed three people including a war crimes investigator to sit on an independent commission to look into al(...)

Lance Armstrong during rehearsals for the opening of the Livestrong Global Cancer Summit at the RDS Dublin.

It was back in 2000 that Lance Armstrong won the prestigious William Hill Book of the Year award for his autobiography It’s Not About The Bike, the to(...)

Eily O’Connell mace cufflinks, €190 at Coldlilies.com; Zara’s trekking trainers, €49.95; Thomas Sabo watch, €239; grey Fairisle patterned cardigan, €75 by Mantaray at Debenhams

Buying for a man – father, brother, husband or boyfriend – is always a challenge. While women compile lists of items they would love, and helpfully dr(...)