Tottenham will probably fall short in the English Premier League title race but that is not a reason to think the manager Mauricio Pochettino is not putting together a coming team for next season. Photograph: Lee smith/Reuters

(...) three games to go. There have not been many occasions over the past half century when that statement(...)

Olympic Council of Ireland officials and qualified Team Ireland atheletes mark the 100 days from Rio countdown in Dublin this week. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

(...) there. Like in Dublin on Wednesday afternoon, when the Olympic Council of Ireland rolled out a(...)

Jason Quigley: “I want to be the best in the world, no matter who’s out there.” Photograph: Getty

(...) at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and turned professional, a decision he has not once(...)

WPP secured net new business of $1.8 billion in the first quarter, compared with the $1 billion in Q1 last year

(...) cautious due to the uncertain global outlook but that the major events of 2016 such as the Olympic Games(...)

Boxer Paddy Barnes, flag bearer for the Ireland team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, with Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

For all the superficiality of Olympic countdowns there is something touchingly real about the(...)

 Justin Rose has not been outside the top 15 on his last four outings at TPC Louisiana. Photograph: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

(...)’s return to the Olympic Games for the first time since 1904. Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl(...)

Ireland coach Craig Fulton remains upbeat about his side’s campaign at Rio Olympics. Photograph: James Crombie.

(...)’s opening few games in the Rio Olympic Games. The South African coach knew that there was no easy way of(...)

Ryan Quinn (11) from Lucan, National BMX Champion two years running. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times
Sporting an Olympic dream

It’s an Olympic year and the Games in Rio this August will start many a child dreaming that they(...)

 Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory over Japanese Kei Nishikori at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell Conde de Godo Trophy final match in Barcelona, northeastern Spain. Photograph:  EPA

(...), including many fellow athletes who quickly came out to defend the tennis star. The Spanish Olympic(...)

Anthony Joshua celebrates his title win with his team. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

(...) world heavyweight title this summer. The 30-year-old Breazeale, who competed at the 2012 Olympic Games(...)