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USA’s Simone Biles walked away from the women’s team competition on Tuesday after admitting she had “freaked out in a high stress situation”. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Even if they never meet, the lives of American gymnast Simone Biles and the Irish swimmer Mona McSharry have overlapped and caught the wild extremes o(...)

He Got Game: from left, Hill Harper, Travis Best, Ray Allen, John Wallace and Walter McCarty. This was Allen’s first acting role. A raft of rising NBA star’s auditioned to play Jesus Shuttlesworth. Turns out Ray Allen could act. Photograph: ©Touchstone Pictures for Sky Premier

A film comes along every so often that captures the essence of sport. Well, American sport. In this case basketball. He Got Game shows how professiona(...)

 Barbara Windsor attends the world premier of “Alice in Wonderland” at the Odeon Cinema in London’s Leicester Square in 2010. File photograph: Carl Court/Getty

The late Carry on film actress and Eastenders star Dame Barbara Windsor seemed East End to the core of her tiny 4ft 10 inch frame but an episode of Wh(...)

LeBron James celebrates with his Los Angeles Lakers teammates after winning the 2020 NBA Championship. Photograph: Getty Images

The Los Angeles Lakers dedicated their NBA Finals victory to the late Kobe Bryant, whose death in a helicopter crash in January united and motivated t(...)

 Naomi Osaka  waits for a serve  during a second round match at the Western and Southern Open at the USTA National Tennis Centre in Flushing Meadows, New York, US. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

Naomi Osaka has spoken about her experiences of being black and Japanese, as well as her memories of her mentor Kobe Bryant, in an interview with WSJ (...)

John Cooney in action for Ulster against Freddie Burns of Bath during the Champions Cup game at the  Kingspan Stadium in  Belfast in January. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s always worth stressing that there are far, far bigger issues in the country and the planet this year than the form of a rugby player. But of all (...)

George Best celebrates scoring Manchester United’s second goal during the 1968 European Cup Final against Benfica at Wembley. Photograph:   Popperfoto/Getty Images

Maybe the price sports writing pays for daily beat writers whose job is volume and speed as much as reflection is that points of difference between va(...)

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks catches a pass against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on October 29th. Photograph: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

Michael Redd averaged 26.7 points per game at the height of his Milwaukee Bucks career. Redd earned a $91 million contract as a Buck, won an Olympic g(...)

The terrace at Salon de Ning at the Peninsula Hotel in New York. You can see Trump Tower from here – but you can also look the other way

Ahh, pubs. Time was, you hitched your horse outside, walked in (presumably flashing your pistols), spat in the direction of a receptacle and gulped d(...)

Liffey Valley: the  reported €600 to €640 million sale of the shopping centre is scheduled to close before year end. Photograph: Eric Luke

The real estate investment market continues to be dominated by foreign investors. Ownership of a high proportion of our most valuable commercial asset(...)

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