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The NBA is preparing to resume competitive action on July 30th. File photograph: Getty Images

At one end of the spectrum there is Wilt Chamberlain, the NBA Hall of Famer who built a Bel Air mansion with a mirrored velvet sex den and claimed to (...)

Croke Park opened up to rugby and soccer in 2005. Photograph: David Maher/Sportsfile

If all that 1971 did was to abolish the old Rule 27 – the Ban on foreign games – it would still qualify as one of the most important years in the GAA’(...)

Pat Hickey opens his hotel room  door to a Rio police officer on the morning  of August 17th, 2016.

Like a John Cassavetes movie or the ‘lost in the bowels of the stadium’ sequence from the mocumentary ‘This is Spinal Tap’ we all vicariously lingered(...)

Republic of Ireland women’s manager Vera Pauw welcomed clarity on the women’s Euro Championships, which have been postponed to 2022. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Uefa has acknowledged that it may be impossible to conclude league seasons in some countries across Europe given the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, and said(...)

 Protesters clash with Spanish policemen on the highway leading to El Prat airport in Barcelona on Tuesday. Photograph: Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images

There was a conspicuous casualty amidst the chaos at Barcelona’s international airport on Monday afternoon, following Spain’s Supreme Court ruling tha(...)

Raceix CEO Aidan Foley, CTO Sam Santi and head of data Vicki O’Donell. A crucial part of the Raceix offering is up-to-date mapping

“Android for boats with the intuition of Apple and the dynamism of Tesla,” is how Aidan Foley, chief executive of technology start-up, Raceix, describ(...)

Two of the pieces, by Louis le Brocquy, were commissioned by the State-owned public broadcaster in 1966 (Táin) and 2000 (The Massing of the Armies).

RTÉ has confirmed it has decided to sell five of its artworks at public auctions next month and that proceeds from the sale will be “reinvested in the(...)

Liverpool in Fifa 20

As far as games go, Fifa could almost be considered an institution. Each autumn, a tweaked version in shiny new packaging hits the shelves – and immed(...)

Rows of empty seats and sparse attendances have become  a familiar sight at the   World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Diego Azlubel/EPA

Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympics Committee, has been on a bizarre tour. You know, the kind where you visit countries with que(...)

RTÉ broadcaster Marty Morrissey with professional partner Ksenia Zsikhotska in the 2018 series of Dancing with the Stars, a format Virgin Media Television says public money should not be used to buy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Any additional funding awarded to RTÉ in Budget 2020 will be a reward for inefficiency, Virgin Media Ireland has told the Government in a letter from (...)

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