Michael Jordan is a legendarily impatient character. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

At the height of his career with the Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan had three golf holes carved out of the backyard of his mansion in Highland Park, Il(...)

Jason Mayden: “I was rejected by Nike three times, I wrote letters, I sent my portfolio, and on the next time, I figured instead of just sending queries through the mail, I would actually send a portion of who I am, and I just told my story rather than just show them my work”

Most boys want to become star athletes when they grow up; rather fewer want to become star designers. But for Jason Mayden, growing up in an unforg(...)

Cistercian Roscrea 26 Wesley College 0 Irish under-18 international and captain Tim Foley led Roscrea past a spirited Wesley College at Naas RF(...)

Executive chairman of Madison Square Garden James Dolan (left) with Phil Jackson. Photograph:  Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Shortly before the NBA season began, Phil Jackson announced that the New York Knicks had begun “mindfulness” training to make them better understand a(...)

Kobe Bryant   of the Los Angeles Lakers waves to the crowd after passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list with a free throw in the second quarter of the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves  at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Photograph:  Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Kobe Bryant eclipsed Michael Jordan on the National Basketball Association’s all-time scoring list on Sunday, surpassing the legendary scorer during (...)

The sunsets as Roger Federer of Switzerland plays against Marinko Matosevic of Australia during their men’s singles first round match on Day Two of the 2014 US Open in New York. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Roger Federer put on a show in front of Michael Jordan to reach the second round of the US Open. Federer tweeted a picture with the former basketball (...)

Basketball player LeBron James:  added to the client roster of Teneo Holdings. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Teneo Holdings, the New York- based consulting group co-founded by Irishmen Declan Kelly and Paul Keary, has earned a reputation for applying a full c(...)

Rory McIlroy keeps a close eye on his tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio yesterday. 0:59

The confident strut is well and truly back in Rory McIlroy’s step, even if – for a time during the opening round of the Memorial tournament at Muirfie(...)

Tom Queally on multiple Group One winner Midday who has given birth to a foal sired by former superstar stablemate Frankel. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA

The legendary Vincent O’Brien once got cross with me. Even now, it’s something I’m proud as hell of: that for a brief moment, little old me burrowed a(...)

Pedestrians walk past billboards for Burberry in Shanghai. The designer brand is appealing a decision by Chinese regulators affecting its signature black and tan pattern. PHOTOGRAPH: TOMOHIRO OHSUMI/BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGES

Defending brand rights has long been a problem for overseas firms in China, as legal rows involving Apple and Danone have shown in recent years. But w(...)