Greg Schiano:  American football coach signed  an eight-year $32 million deal last weekend despite   Rutgers University’s athletics department  showing  a budget deficit of $192.2 million since 2012. Photograph:  Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Early last month, Rutgers University sat down with Greg Schiano to talk about returning as head grid-iron coach to the campus where he made his name n(...)

Attendees wait to ask a question of a Google Assistant at a giant “Hey Google” gumball machine game at CES 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Robyn Beck / AFP

Politicians and privacy campaigners have called for Google’s $2.1bn deal for Fitbit to be blocked, over fears the search giant will feed its growing h(...)

Researchers at Queens University Belfast have challenged the assumption that women voted en masse for Eamon de Valera’s Sinn Féin over a party which sought to deny them the franchise. Photograph: General Photographic Agency/Getty Images

For the last 100 years, it has been widely assumed that a massive extension of the franchise was one of the contributing factors in Sinn Féin’s landsl(...)

The court heard  the incident happened at 2.20am when a car was driven through the door of the Flyefit Gym and was doused with a flammable substance before being set alight.

A children’s soccer referee has been refused bail after he was charged with carrying out a €1.8m arson attack on a Dublin gym. The Flyefit 24-hour gy(...)

While the step-counter industry has led to a generation of fitness lovers fixated on achieving 10,000 steps, there is no known upper ceiling on how much is good for us.

In recent years, the 10,000-steps-a-day regime has become entrenched in popular culture. You can barely walk down the street without someone stomping (...)

This undated handout picture released on September 1st, 2016 by the University of Wollongong shows team members Vickie Bennett (L), Allen Nutman (C) and Clark Friend examining rocks in Greenland, where 3.7 billion year old stromatolite fossils were found. Photograph: University of Wollongong/Getty Images

Scientists have discovered the oldest physical evidence for life on the planet in the form of fossils in Greenland rocks that formed 3.7bn years ago. (...)

 Peyton Manning celebrates winning his second Super Bowl, with the Denver Bronco. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

What are they saying happened? Late on Saturday, The Tennessean, published a story headlined, “UT sex assault lawsuit cites Peyton Manning”. The firs(...)

US flag flies alongside a sign in honor of the four Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

The suspect in the fatal shootings of four US Marines traveled to Jordan and possibly other Middle Eastern countries for seven months last year, autho(...)

Military veteran David Croft brings flowers to a memorial near where the shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee took place. Photograph: EPA.

Investigators on Friday sought to determine what led a 24-year-old gunman to open fire at two military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing four(...)

 Running back Todd Gurley of the Georgia Bulldogs is getting  a  free  college  education in return for bringing his considerable talents to bear for the Bulldogs every autumn.   Photograph: Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images

Todd Gurley is routinely described as a freak of nature: he’s 6ft 1in, tips the scales at 16½ stone and has run the 100-metre in 10.7 seconds. Gurley(...)

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