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Larry Nassar (right) with his defence lawyer Matt Newberg during the sentencing phase in Ingham County Circuit Court, Michigan, on January 24th, 2018. Photograph: Getty Images

They rose, one by one, to take the stand at a small courthouse in suburban Michigan. In a week-long sentencing hearing more than 150 women told their (...)

Houseflies carry hundreds of different species of harmful bacteria and may help to spread disease between humans, an international team of researchers(...)

Students at  Penn State. The university has  banned the Beta Theta Pi fraternity chapter following the death of Timothy Piazza. Photograph: John Greim/Getty Images

In August 2016 Jim Piazza and his wife Evelyn dropped off their two sons to Penn State University to start the new academic year. Six months later one(...)

Actor Cillian Murphy and Prof Pat Dolan, director of the Unesco Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway

Cillian Murphy has a recurring dream: he’s in his school uniform, sitting at a desk and in the thick of the Leaving Cert all over again. “There are k(...)

Liam Murphy, president Henkel UK& Ireland at the company’s facility in Tallaght.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

A security guard explains why Henkel’s Irish headquarters mirror the entrance to Fort Knox. “There are at least 30,000 chemicals on site here,” says(...)

 Art Briles during his time in charge of the Baylor Bears  in Waco, Texas. Photograph: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Six years after taking over at Baylor University, Art Briles was earning $5 million a season, the inflated salary reflecting how he had transformed t(...)

Golfer Greg Norman with Turfgrass owner and director John Clarkin.

There were plenty of people watching the US Open at Chambers Bay in Washington in June with avid interest, but while most were focusing on who had the(...)

Instead of rugby or soccer, Aviva Stadium will host an American College Football  clash   in early September, 2016. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

It has been confirmed that the Aviva Stadium will host the next American Football Classic, which will take place on the first Saturday in September (...)

GAA’s annual report for 2014 showed hurling championship income outstripping football championship income for the first time.

Not for the first time the GAA has found itself defending an apparent bias in funding towards Dublin. Figures released in the 2014 financial report s(...)

Liam Ó Néill and Páraic Duffy in attendance at the launch of the annual report. this morning. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

The uproar which surrounded the relocation of last summer’s All-Ireland semi-final replay to the Gaelic Grounds, facilitating the Penn State/UCF Amer(...)

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