“I went from not being able to run around the block without wanting to keel over, to running my first 10-mile road race last Sunday” .

When some of your earliest memories are seeing horses walk up the driveway, stables out the back, spending days at a time at the Curragh and Phoenix P(...)

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(...)

Dwayne Wade was an NBA rookie when he ran into Allen Iverson at a Puerto Rico casino. Any nervousness at meeting one of his heroes was quickly assuage(...)

Tiger Woods reads a putt on the sixth green as playing partner Peyton Manning looks on. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty

The charity golf match pitting Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady on Sunday figured to be good TV. It had big names, (...)

Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods after their charity match. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty

Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning held off a late challenge to beat Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady 1-Up in a charity golf match in Florida on Sunday that r(...)

Allyson Felix: When she went on maternity leave from the track, Nike wanted to pay her 70 per cent less than before. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty

Here’s the thing with Nike: it is most comfortable when there is discomfort. The company doesn’t care what the public thinks, they don’t care what the(...)

Phil Mickelson celebrates with his $9 million  winnings after defeating Tiger Woods in The Match at Shadow Creek Golf Course  in Las Vegas. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images for The Match

It took the addition of floodlights and a makeshift 93-yard hole, but Phil Mickelson finally beat Tiger Woods in near-darkness to win their $9 million(...)

Dwayne Wade: “I think enjoying wine comes with age and sophistication and a certain kind of maturity.” Photograph: dwadecellars.com

Picture the scene. An inter-county player returns home from a big championship game and heads straight for the wine rack. He picks out a bottle of Cab(...)

Only the most juvenile mind can equate Joe Schmidt’s capacity for organising professional athletes with keeping a political lid on this wet benighted rock of ours. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In tribute to the late, great American comic George Carlin, and his famous list of people who ought to be killed, here’s a rather less bloodthirsty se(...)

Former NBA basketball player Charles Barkley campaigning in support  of Democratic Alabama senate candidate Doug Jones during a rally at Old Car Heaven in Birmingham, Alabama. Photograph: Marvin Gentry/Reuters

The night before Alabamans went to the polls to elect a new senator last week, Charles Barkley took the mic at a campaign rally for the Democratic Par(...)

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