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Ross O’Dwyer, chief executive  and co-founder of Locker: “We centralise publishing from various publishers, teams and creators.”

Irish sports start-up Locker has secured $700,000 (€590,000) in pre-seed funding, as it seeks to develop its mobile platform that brings sports conten(...)

Megan Rapinoe of the US celebrates scoring their second goal against Spain in the Women’s World Cup round of 16 match  at  Stade Auguste-Delaune in  Reims, France, on June 24th, 2019. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

What do Elena Delle Donne, Kevin Durant, Kelley O’Hara, Sam Mewis and others have in common? Well, as of last week, they have all invested money into (...)

A pedestrian passes a closed Nike Inc. NikeTown store, in London, UK. Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Nike beat estimates for quarterly revenue on Tuesday as strong digital demand offset the first China sales drop in nearly six years from the coronavir(...)

Bonnie Neiland: has more than 436,000 followers on TikTok. Photo: Orla Neiland

One day last March, Shauna Davitt decided to have a look at TikTok. The app allows users to create and upload short-form videos, but the Wexford teena(...)

Tough talking: US vice-president Mike Pence delivers a speech on the future of the US relationship with China at the  Wilson Center in Washinton DC. Photograph: Getty

US vice-president Mike Pence has criticised the US National Basketball Association’s handling of the China situation on Thursday, saying the league is(...)

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(...)

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