US blues legend BB King performs onstage during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux in 2011. Photograph: Valentin Flauraud/Reuters

Tributes have begun flooding in for blues legend BB King, who has died at the age of 89.His lawyer Brent Bryson said that King, who suffered from diab(...)

Blues legend B.B. King holding his Grammy award for Best Traditional Blues Album during the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards. File photograph: Vince Buccivince/AFP/Getty Images 1:20

Blues singer and guitarist BB King has died aged 89 in his Las Vegas, his lawyer has said. Brent Bryson said King died peacefully in his sleep at his (...)

Let’s hear it for the boy. Shamir Bailey hails from Las Vegas and his debut album arrives attached with the usual flags and bunting we now ass(...)

Mayweather versus Pacquiao was unavoidable be it outside Operation Princess HQ or with Chris Eubank on Clare Balding’s couch. Photograph: Esther Lin/EPA

There really was no escaping The Fight of the Century™ all week, no matter how hard you tried, and even if you settled down in front of your telly to (...)

WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather  and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao pose ahead of their unification title fight at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. Photograph: John Gurzinski/AFP Photo/Getty Images

Popcorn and beers around the world, then, for Saturday night-Sunday morning’s staggeringly hyped boxing match in Las Vegas, as the fight game plays(...)

Floyd Mayweather jnr (centre) and Manny Pacquiao hold the World Boxing Championship welterweight belt, which will go to the winner of their Saturday night bout, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Photograph: Monica Almeida/New York Times

Las Vegas was gearing up for a knockout weekend as A-listers and high-rollers flooded into the gambling resort on Friday for what has been labelled th(...)

One man paid Aaron Weinrib (37) of Cambridge Villas, Rathmines, €3,200 for four nights for four people in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Photograph: Getty Images.

A man who stole over €27,000 from friends and acquaintances by selling them bogus package holidays has been given more time to pay back his victims.Aa(...)

Bertram Allen won Thursday night’s opening competition of the Longines FEI World Cup jumping final in Las Vegas. Photograph: Afp

Ireland’s Bertram Allen won Thursday night’s opening competition of the Longines FEI World Cup jumping final in Las Vegas, a one-round speed class.Fav(...)

Judge said he was “astounded” a more rapid reaction to initiate legal proceedings by Tulisa Contostavios did not take place. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

X Factor judge and singer Tulisa Contostavios has been refused permission to bring defamation proceedings against the Irish Sun newspaper arising from(...)

 Bertram Allen  is Ireland’s only show jumper to qualify for the World Cup finals in Las Vegas this week. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/Getty Images

Wexford’s Bertram Allen is Ireland’s sole representative at this week’s Longines FEI World Cup show jumping final in Las Vegas, for which 42 riders (...)