Mark English said he was ‘thrilled’ and ‘relieved’ after receiving an eleventh hour invite to the World Athletics Championships. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

An eleventh-hour invite – or seven-day advance notice – will see Mark English in Doha for the start of the World Athletics Championships this Friday,(...)

No wonder West Ham’s opening games of last season were marred by infighting among home and rival supporters. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Some of the Kerry relations are up for the match on Sunday and there’s talk of meeting beforehand for a quick drink. We all have our preferred rendezv(...)

Ireland’s Thomas Barr during the Men’s 400m Hurdle heat two at the London Stadium. Photograph: PA

Never forget in a flat-out of race 400 metres, which includes 10 three-foot high hurdles and executed on a virtual tightrope, anything can and often d(...)

West Ham’s London Stadium will not be ready until September 9th when they take on Huddersfield Town. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

West Ham will be unable to play their first scheduled home game of the season against Southampton on August 19th because the London Stadium will not b(...)

Robert Heffernan during the 50km walk in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He was eventually upgraded to a bronze medal. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Two sets up and obviously playing the better tennis, Nick Kyrgios looked to have the entire Melbourne crowd behind him on Wednesday night. Even those (...)

 Ciara Everard of Ireland competes in the Women’s 800 metres heats during day five of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Ciara Everard and Ben Reynolds found the going tough as they were knocked out of their respective heats in the 800m and 110m Hurdles on day 5 of the I(...)

Thomas Barr has reached the semi-finals of the 400m hurdles at the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: Inpho

It looked like being close and then Thomas Barr nailed it, sealing his place in the 400 metres hurdles semi-finals on day one of the World Athletics C(...)