Miami Heat center Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson were named to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2016 on Monday, according the NBA. Photograph: John Gress/Reuters

Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson were the biggest names of the 10 new faces to be inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame on Monday. Iverson and O’Neal (...)

Pelé is suing Samsung Electronics Co for at least $30million, claiming that the Korean company improperly used alook-alike in an advertisement that ran in The New York Times without permission.

Brazilian soccer legend Pelé has sued Samsung Electronics for at least $30 million, alleging the Korean company improperly used a look-alike in an adv(...)

Brian O’Driscoll “I knew I was small and knew I had to wait for a bit of size to come. It came over the course of that summer. I must have grown four or five inches.”

The rugby is over now. They can be found in Dublin offices like Davy Stockbrokers, KPMG or away in Chicago, London and Vancouver. All pushing 40, many(...)

 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 (...)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady chats with Donald Trump. Photograph:  Donna Connor/WireImage

Even in this most shrill and casually offensive American presidential election campaign, arguably the most perplexing statement of all came from an NF(...)

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers stands on court during game two of the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs in the 2008 NBA playoffs. Photograph: Getty Images

Among the deluge of tributes to Kobe Bryant floating around cyberspace now is one tweeted by Shane Battier, one of the few defensive players capable o(...)

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(...)

Greg Louganis: The story of the Olympic diver is told in HBO’s documentary Back On Board: Photo: Maarten de Boer/Getty Images.

Within 48 hours of American Pharoah becoming the first horse for 37 years to win racing’s Triple Crown back in June, Wheaties contacted his represe(...)

Latvian Kristaps Porzingis, who  was drafted number four overall by the New York Knicks, towers over NBA commissioner Adam Silver, at the Barclays Center in New York. Photograph: Earl Wilson/The New York Times

Basketball culture still reveres the tall man as Kristaps Porzingis, a 7ft 1in baller from Latvia, proved by becoming the most famous teenager in New (...)

 David Bentley, Jackie Tyrell and Aaron Kernan feature  in “TheToughest Trade”. The  documentary film  follows the GAA players  who experience professional sports of baseball and football while former professional athletes David Bentley and Brian Schneider experience the life of an amateur GAA club player with Crossmaglen Rangers, Armagh, and James Stephens, Kilkenny. Photograph: Sportsfile

The first thing that needs to be said about The Toughest Trade, which aired on TV3 on Thursday night, is that Jackie Tyrrell is one of the very few me(...)