Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees: “I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2014 season,” he said in his statement. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Embattled New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez apologised on Tuesday for “the mistakes” he made that led to his suspension for taking performance-e(...)

Ireland fullback Rob Kearney is hoping to get more game-time against Georgia on Sunday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The IRFU have stemmed the tide. What could have been a flood of leading players departing for France has turned into a trickle. Johnny Sexton slipped (...)

The Irish Rugby Union Players Association (Irupa) have cautioned about drawing specific conclusions from an independent survey carried out that showed(...)

Ireland captain Jamie Heaslip: stars such as the Leinster forward and Seán O’Brien sell success and seats. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

I left 2013 with a column on mental messages of the mind and I enter 2014 with the mental mind games regarding the current posturing over player co(...)

Cian Healy: tweeted a picture of himself with his heavily bandaged angle encased in a plastic cast. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cian Healy will miss Leinster’s return match against Northampton on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium due to an ankle injury. The Irish loosehead prop (...)

Rob Kearney. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Rob Kearney was yesterday unveiled as the chairman of Irupa, (the Irish Rugby Union Players’ Association) in succession to Jonny Sexton and immediatel(...)

Benjamin Robinson: died from second impact syndrome. Photograph: PA
Warning over head impacts in young
  • Health
  • September 4, 2013, 01:02

Sports concussions need to be treated more seriously, particularly among vulnerable underage competitors whose brains are still developing, medical pr(...)