Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: on some foreign policy issues, it’s Hillary the Hawk against Donald the Quasi-Dove. Photographs: Damon Winter/Zach Gibson/The New York Times

It seems odd, in this era of gender fluidity, that we are headed toward the most stark X versus Y battle since Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Donal(...)

Patrick Hyland: “I said, ‘how can it get bigger for me?’ I come from Jobstown and I’m fighting on pay-per-view in Las Vegas. It’s a dream.”  Photograph: Inpho

Dubliner Patrick Hyland is taking inspiration from a pair of Mexican ring legends as he bids to upset the odds in his world-title bout Saturday night(...)

The sculpture (inset) took artist Willard Wigan four weeks to create. Photograph: PA/Reuters

World-renowned artist Willard Wigan has created a microscopic sculpture of William Shakespeare, which is smaller than a full stop in a newspaper, to m(...)

 British boxer Anthony Joshua celebrates after winning against US boxer Charles Martin during their World IBF Heavyweight title fight at the 02 Arena in Dockland’s London. Photograph: EPA

Everyone wants a piece of Anthony Joshua. Ideally, they’d like a bit of Tyson Fury at the same time but while we still don’t know who is the best hea(...)

Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has won the favour of a number of current and former US sports stars. Photograph: Ralph Fresco/Getty Images.

It is ordinarily around this time that John Daly generates his annual smidgen of media coverage when he hauls his RV into a Hooters’ parking lot just (...)

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, beside the statue of Phil Lynott in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Towards the end of 2011 I was in Australia with Def Leppard when I became sick. I remember seeing a “rock doc” at one of the gigs. Every promoter has (...)

Deirdre Gogarty and Christy Martin trade blows during a bout in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 16th 1996. Martin won the fight with a decision in the sixth round. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport

Deirdre Gogarty was 26-years-old the night she got paid three grand for a fight watched by over a million people. Called up on 10 days’ notice, she (...)

Katie Taylor celebrates  winning a  gold medal at the  2015 European Games in  Baku, Azerbaijan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Typically, she let it pass without fuss. Katie Taylor has never been one to pore over the record books for dates or statistics, come up with anniversa(...)

Former San Francisco Giants batter Barry Bonds’ misdemeanours have been quickly forgiven by the public and those in baseball. Photograph:Thearon W Henderson/Getty Images

Anybody privy to the specious morality of American sport will not have been surprised by news that the Florida Marlins have hired Barry Bonds as their(...)

Mike Tyson is defeated by James ’Buster’ Douglas in Tokyo.

It was instantly apparent that Japan’s victory over South Africa on Saturday evening was destined to enter the canon of sport’s great upsets. Like al(...)