Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: on some foreign policy issues, it’s Hillary the Hawk against Donald the Quasi-Dove. Photographs: Damon Winter/Zach Gibson/The New York Times

It seems odd, in this era of gender fluidity, that we are headed toward the most stark X versus Y battle since Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Donal(...)

Ashling Thompson: “If it wasn’t for camogie I probably wouldn’t be here right now. It saved my life.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

When Cork’s Ashling Thompson opened up back in 2014 and spoke so powerfully about her battle with depression, what was so striking was her view of the(...)

Jordan Spieth and Lexi Thompson as 14 year olds during the Fourball Matches of the Junior Ryder Cup at The Club at Olde Stone in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Photo: Mike Ehrmann/PGA of America via Getty Images

Lexi Thompson and Jordan Spieth represented the United States as teenagers in a mixed fourball match at the 2008 Junior Ryder Cup. As Spieth remembere(...)

Sarah Shephard: “If you put it (women’s sport) on terrestrial TV the interest is there,” she argues.

At the risk of getting a cross-court backhand to the smacker it is tempting to suggest to Sarah Shephard that she should be grateful to Raymond Moore (...)

Sarah Palin and Donald Trump: “When Palin turned out to be utterly unqualified and unintelligible, spouting her own special Yoda-like language, it did not reflect poorly on women as a whole – only on her and John McCain.” Photograph: Cassi Alexandra/Bloomberg

It’s a tough call to figure out which place is more benighted: Hollywood or Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia was pulling ahead with all its beheadings and i(...)

Serena Willimas ahead of the start of the US Open which begins on Monday. Photograph: EPA

Should Serena Williams complete a calendar Grand Slam in the US Open, which begins today, consideration as the greatest player in the history of women(...)

Andy Murray  speaks at a press conference at the 2015 Australian Open. After winning his semi-final match Murray spoke out against those who had criticised his decision to hire Amélie Mauresmo as a coach.   Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

“Hopefully, one day people won’t look at gender when they hire a coach,” Martina Navratilova, all-round tennis legend and coach of Poland’s Agnieszka (...)

 Former British number one Elena Baltacha died of liver cancer at the age of 30 early on Sunday morning, her family have announced.  Photograph:Sean Dempsey/PA

Tributes have poured in for the former British women’s number one tennis player Elena Baltacha who has died of liver cancer at the age of 30.The spor(...)

Serena Williams of the United States of America plays a backhand during the warm-up before her 6-1 6-3 first round victory over  Mandy Minella of Luxembourg at Wimbledon yesterday. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Issues of parity arise at Wimbledon every year. It normally takes something like a 57 -minute match or better to kick-start the debate and more often (...)

John McEnroe (right) supported Ernests Gulbis’ assertion thta modern day tennis players are too polite. Photograph: Toby Melville/Pool/Getty Images

Since problems are eternal they are also, by definition, relative: kinda like the smart-arse one in Friends “sympathising” with the wet one’s complica(...)

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