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Lionel Messi of Barcelona wearing a Statsports vest

News that a small Newry-headquartered firm had scored a massive deal with the governing body for soccer in the US may have astounded many. However, it(...)

The Minnesota Lynx raise the Championship trophy after defeating the Los Angeles Sparks in Game Five of the 2017 WNBA Finals  in Minneapolis. Photograph: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

When they tell you sport and politics don’t mix, what they mean to say is the politics I don’t agree with do not mix with the sport I love. While in r(...)

 Wendell Carter Jnr  of the Duke Blue Devils. His  mother  is named in a  federal case because she received a free meal worth $106.36 from an agent who was interested in her son. Photograph: Getty Image

In a couple of weeks America will get into its annual tizzy about March Madness. College basketball will dominate water-cooler conversations, and bill(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt and  Simon Zebo. “He’s moved to the periphery. But he’s still there . . .,” the Irish coach said this week with regard to Zebo’s situation with the Ireland squad. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

On Black Tuesday Joe Schmidt almost convinced us Simon Zebo had not been dropped at all.   “I was asked would Simon be in the mix,” went Schmidt(...)

Dr Brian Moore of Orreco: “Our ultimate aim is to build the world’s first artificial intelligence  coach”

Orreco, the fast-growing Irish sports tech firm, has signed multiyear contract renewals deals with Premier League team Newcastle United and an unnamed(...)

Former US Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva of the Pittsburgh Steelers stands by himself during the national anthem. “Nobody thinks that when you’re taking a knee, you’re offending the flag.”   Photograph: Joe Robbins/Getty Images

“To disagree well you must first understand well,” Bret Stephens argued in a speech at the Lowy Institute Media Awards dinner in Sydney, Australia. (...)

A group of current and former UFC fighters have claimed that the organisation is an illegal monopoly under federal antitrust law.  Photograph: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa

A group of current and former UFC fighters have claimed that the organisation is an illegal monopoly under federal antitrust law and have filed a laws(...)