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(...)

Australian flanker David Pocock: “I’ve absolutely loved the game of rugby and I’m so grateful for the opportunity that it’s given me.” Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty

David Pocock is different. That he should bring an entirely new dimension to this week’s World Cup final build-up with his open invitation to David At(...)

Joe Frazier: It is 40 years since  arguably the greatest world title fight of all when he fought Muhammad Ali in  the famed  Thrilla in Manila. Photo: PA Wire.

Joe Frazier sat in his hotel room, surrounded by brown paper bags of freshly-delivered pizza and cartons of orange juice. A once star-studded entourag(...)

England captain Chris Robshaw and head coach Stuart Lancaster face the media after their defeat to Wales at Twickenham. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Ten days into the tournament and one could do a PhD on decision-making and psychology. Think of Japan beating South Africa or the Welsh medical sta(...)

Riddick Bowe, the two-time world heavyweight champion, meets fans at in the Brooklyn neighborhood where he grew up, in New York. Photograph: Christopher Lee/The New York Times

Three men stood on a street in Harlem, handing out fliers and pointing to a big man sitting alone inside a small restaurant with four tables called Bo(...)

Muhammad Ali, the subject of a new poem in Poetry by Declan Ryan, poses a portrait in his robe in 1964. Photograph: Focus on Sport/Getty Images

In their beginnings the generation of poets that included Thomas Kinsella, John Montague, Richard Murphy and the slightly younger Seamus Heaney and(...)

Mayweather versus Pacquiao was unavoidable be it outside Operation Princess HQ or with Chris Eubank on Clare Balding’s couch. Photograph: Esther Lin/EPA

There really was no escaping The Fight of the Century™ all week, no matter how hard you tried, and even if you settled down in front of your telly to (...)

Filipino graphic artist and barista Zach Yonzon, draws the faces of  Manny Pacquiao and  Floyd Mayweather  on two  lattes in a coffee shop in Manila, Philippines. Photo: Ritchie B Tongo/EPA

Floyd Mayweather senses he landed a telling psychological blow on Manny Pacquiao during a decisive moment on their path to finally agreeing next Satur(...)

Kieran Wallace of KPMG: surely Wallace wasn’t having a blue with Michael McAteer of Grant Thornton, the Quinn Insurance administrator and the only accountant in the country who could rival Wallace for high profile insolvency appointments? Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It could have been as big as Muhammad Ali versus George Foreman, a proper rumble in the Irish accounting jungle. Alas, the fight of the year is off, a(...)

Muhammad Ali’s daughter says that he prefers Manny Pacquiao to  Floyd Mayweather Jr. Photo: Robyn beck/AFP

Muhammad Ali’s daughter says that the former heavyweight champion is rooting for Manny Pacquiao in the forthcoming fight against Floyd Mayweather. Ras(...)