Bill Johnson

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A firefighter is silhouetted by a burning home along Pacific Coast Highway during the Woolsey Fire in California in November 2018. File photograph: AFP

Pacific Gas & Electric pleaded guilty on Tuesday to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter stemming from a devastating 2018 wildfire in northern Ca(...)

A Ventura County Fire truck battles the Easy Fire a short distance from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library near Simi Valley, north of Los Angeles, California. Photograph: John Cetrino/EPA

A new wildfire has erupted in wind-whipped southern California, forcing the evacuation of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and nearby homes, as (...)

Alby Mathewson, Conor Murray’s temporary replacement, during a Munster squad session on Monday. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Conor Murray’s temporary replacement, former All Black Alby Mathewson, has arrived in Limerick and has linked up with his new teammates but will not f(...)

Ruairí O’Doherty, manager, Border Stores, Killea, Co Donegal. Photograph: Freya McClements

When attempting to walk the Irish Border, the first challenge is finding it. I trample through chest-high grass along Lough Foyle, forging a path tow(...)

Joe Schmidt: “I think it is a good opportunity for him to get in at 10. But he is going to get competition from Tyler [Bleyendaal], Ian [Keatley], JJ [Hanrahan]. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The reinvention of Joey Carbery gathered pace at the team base at Carton House on Thursday. “I honestly wasn’t sure what he was going to do, I though(...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway: “Good timing got me in again [to the Ireland team] in November. But that’s what rugby is. You have to take your opportunities when they come.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Everything changed on March 18th. England in Dublin. Number 23 arrived into a hectic fray for cap number one. Eight long seasons after his Leinster de(...)

Bill Johnson: going for gold at the  1984 Winter Olympics at Bjelasnica Mountain, Cover, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia: after winning that gold convincingly he was asked what it meant. “Millions,” he replied with his trademark smirk. Photograph: Tony Tomsic/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images

Bill Johnson, who has died aged 55, was the first American man to win an Olympic gold medal in downhill skiing, but his life took a sharp turn for the(...)