Floyd Mayweather has confirmed he will fight Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand on May 2. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Apart from the result, two things will be remembered most about the first and possibly last fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao -confirm(...)

The richest fight in boxing history between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is closer to happening than ever. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The richest fight in boxing history — a much-anticipated showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao — appears closer than ever to happening.(...)

Barry Posner

What makes a leader? Are they bestowed with God-given talents that separate them from the herd or have they gleaned something from the ether that elud(...)

Darren Clarke embraces Zach Johnson after their singles match in 2006 at the K Club as caddie Billy Foster looks on. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images.

Over its last three decades, the Ryder Cup has been so finely contested that the destination of the cup often hinges on a particular singles match lat(...)

A typical scene at the Brewster gym. Joe Louis strolling in with a violin case in his hand, still pretending to his mother he’s on his way to music le(...)

Congressman Joe Crowley with his son Cullen and Jason Bell of NoXcuses Boxing Club.

Jason Bell and his identical twin brother got into so many fights at their elementary school when they were seven that their father told them: “If (...)

 Diego Simeone, coach of Club Atletico de Madrid, celebrates after winning the La Liga after the match between FC Barcelona and Club Atletico de Madrid at Camp Nou  in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

In sport as in life, you don’t always get what you deserve. There is a popular piece of circular logic which says the team that finishes top of the le(...)

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The Stag

The folk behind this very agreeable comedy have politely batted aside any suggestions that it might be “an Irish T(...)

 Mike Tyson arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California earlier this month. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

“I surrendered,” Mike Tyson says simply as the ghosts of his past swarm around us on a hazy winter afternoon in Henderson. We’re only a half-hour driv(...)

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(...)