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West Ham United’s Issa Diop scores his  side’s second goal  during the Premier League match against Sheffield United at the London stadium. Photograph: Justin Setterfield/PA Wire

West Ham United 3 Sheffield United 0 A Jesse Lingard-powered West Ham temporarily burst back into the Premier League top four with a clinical win ove(...)

Manchester United’s Scott McTominay (second from left) celebrates with teammates after scoring the winning goal in extra-time during the   FA Cup fifth-round  match at Old Trafford. Photograph: Phil Noble/EPA

Manchester United 1 West Ham United 0 (aet) This was an FA Cup tie of tepid entertainment and so there was scant surprise extra-time was required. At(...)

 Sebastien Haller after scoring West Ham’s fourth goal against Wolves. Photograph: EPA

West Ham 4 Wolves 0 There was no need for David Moyes to hide behind the sofa. Forced to self-isolate after testing positive for covid-19 last week, (...)

In 1980 Muhammad Ali fought Larry Holmes for the WBC belt in an attempt to win the heavyweight championship a fourth time at 38, but it was not to be. File photograph: The Irish Times

Well, ho hum, yes, it nearly is always the boxers isn’t it. Sugar Ray Leonard, who dominated four weight divisions and was king of comebacks, tried it(...)

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A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google’s market-leading Chrome web browser, security re(...)

Edwin Moses: “There was no such thing as Wada [the World Anti-Doping Agency] and, in the US, I was chairman of the committee for the big six Olympic sports. I negotiated agreements to test athletes and that was the first testing outside competition.” Photograph: Simon Hofmann/Getty Images for Laureus

The number 999 is burned into Edwin Moses’s psyche. He holds the greatest winning streak in athletics for, as a two-times Olympic champion over 400m (...)

Sean Shibe and Ben Johnson

THURSDAY 21 Camerata Ireland National Concert Hall, Dublin Six instrumental soloists in an orchestral concert is quite a rarity. But it’s exactly wha(...)

Three Rock’s David Kane fails to stop Conor Empey of UCD scoring a goal in the student side’s 3-1 win at the weekend. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

UCD made a major statement that they are ready to do some damage in the men’s EY Hockey League this season as they ran up a fully merited 3-1 win ove(...)

William Gilbert: his idea of the Earth as magnetic was widely accepted in scientific circles and had a great influence on navigation in particular

You may not be aware but the North Pole is moving. Scientists recently announced that the pole appears to be migrating faster, at about 40km-50km per (...)

Ben Johnson. Warren Oates, William Holden, and  Ernest Borgnine in The Wild Bunch. Photograph:  Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Present day audiences remember Sam Peckinpah’s western The Wild Bunch for its blood, but no less shocking is the film’s moral carnage. Two orgies of b(...)

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