Maria Sharapova addresses the media regarding a failed drug test in Los Angeles. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Every once in a while when we come to sigh and lament ongoing defeat in the doping wars, somebody throws around the truism that the dopers are always(...)

Garda Sgt Dave Haughney who was assaulted when he and a colleague made a routine traffic stop in Cork in 2014. Photograph: Provision

A Garda sergeant feared he was going to die after he was hit in the face by a rock thrown during a fracas in Co Cork, a court has heard. Sgt David Hau(...)

Serena Williams poses with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning the  Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

‘It’s inconceivable to think that Maria Sharapova could lose to anybody 16 times in a row, it’s impossible,” the BBC’s John Lloyd told Sue Barker befo(...)

Take 3: Hotels for athletes

Sophia Country Club, Sophia Country Club, Sophia-Antipolis, Biot, France.  Pat Cash, Novak Djokovic, Justine Henin and Caroline Wozniac(...)

Ireland’s Conor Niland after his defeat to France’s Adrian Mannarino on day two of the 2011 Wimbledon Championships.

As Britain counts the cost of not having women tennis players in the latter stages of the championships one of the constant questions asked here is wh(...)

Anchor man John Inverdale makes a great audience for John McEnroe as dusk falls on the All England club during Wimbledon fortnight. Photograph: PA

It’s less wild, not as much a force of nature, but it is England’s All-Ireland hurling final. It’s their Super Bowl. Their running the bulls in Pamplo(...)