Great expectations ahead of Six Nations and World Cup. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

When sports-betting’s your thing the sound of the Irish rugby balloon getting inflated by public expectation comes with the erotic hiss of potential e(...)

Freddy Adu became the youngest athlete to play professional sports in the United States in more than a century when he signed for DC United at just 14 years of age.  Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

A few days before Christmas, somebody announced on Twitter that Freddy Adu had been released by FK Jagodina without playing a single game in Serbia’s (...)

Niall Bruton celebrates as he wins the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden in 2002.

Where is he now? “Well, Niall, how are you?” he’s asked, as he shows me into the Directors’ Box at Old Trafford. “Well, Niall, hope you e(...)

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, Sabina Higgins, Queen Elizabeth and President Michael D Higgins watch a ceremonial welcome at Windsor Castle yesterday. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Yesterday’s engagements at Windsor Castle and Westminster highlighted the sartorial choices of President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina on t(...)

(l-r) Anaso Jobodwana of South Africa, Nickel Ashmeade of Jamaica, Adam Gemili of Great Britain, Usain Bolt of Jamaica and Curtis Mitchell of the United States compete in the Men’s 200m final in Moscow. Photograph:  Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Usain Bolt stormed to 200 metres glory this evening to rack up an incredible 13th global gold medal — not that the Jamaican is counting. Six days afte(...)

Dermot Daly and fellow organiser Paul Campbell have establish Úll as a significant event among the Apple community of developers and designers.

The organisers of the Úll conference, Paul Campbell and Dermot Daly, have confirmed that the Apple-centric developers' event will go ahead again ne(...)