Anthony McGill of Scotland in action during   the World Snooker Championship.

Ronnie O’Sullivan moved into a 5-3 lead over Mark Selby in their World Championship semi-final after an evening session marred by a series of costly k(...)

    Ukrainian Iulian Boiko has become the youngest player ever in the qualifying rounds. Photograph: WST/PA Wire

Teenager Iulian Boiko saw his bid to reach the World Championship end in the first qualifying round with a 6-3 defeat by Thor Chuan Leong. The 14-ye(...)

Donavan Brazier of the USA celebrates after winning the men’s 800m final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Photograph: EPA

Wow. Of all the nights to produce to a World Championship best performance in the men’s 800 metres – and a first gold medal winner in the event for th(...)

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure after winning gold in  the  single skulls at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Photograph: AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic

When the gold was won and she was back on land, Sanita Puspure rushed to her families. The embrace of children Patrick and Dani and husband Kaspars. A(...)

 Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll: they  won a World Championship gold in Sarasota,  Florida, six weeks ago. Photograph:  EPA

Florida, Boston, Áras an Uachtaráin and the heart of London. Rowing may not quite be in the league of motor racing and private jets, but some of the t(...)

Neil Robertson at the Betfred Snooker World Championships where he had a 10-4 victory over Thai debutant Noppon Saengkham. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Neil Robertson set up a mouthwatering clash with Marco Fu as the Australian swept through to the second round of the World Championship at the Crucibl(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan celebrates beating Gary Wilson  on day two of the Snooker World Championships at the Crucible Theatre. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Ronnie O’Sullivan made a winning start to his 25th Crucible campaign as he saw off Gary Wilson at the World Championship. The reigning Masters champ(...)

 Paul O’Donovan celebrates winning gold at the World Lightweight Single Sculls final in Rotterdam on Saturday. Photograph: Herman Dingler/Inpho

It was his last hurrah. Paul O’Donovan is 22, but he is already putting away one of his loves and moving forward with a bigger project. The Olympic b(...)

Paul O’Donovan, who intends to compete in the lightweight single sculls at the World Championships. Photograph: Kaspars Puspurs.

The Ireland trials this weekend give junior and under-23 crews a chance to stake their claim for World Championship places. A number of crews impress(...)

France’s Estelle Mossely is declared the winner of the lightweight semi-final against Ireland’s Katie Taylor at the      Women’s World Boxing Championships in  Astana, Kazakstan. Photograph: Inpho/AIBA

Her body language said it all. Katie Taylor’s pain at losing a second fight in a matter of months will take some time to dissipate. The champion was (...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »