Dennis Taylor

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Kyle Walker after Manchester City’s narrow 1-0 win over Tottenham at the Etihad. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty

At last some cracks are showing. This has been a title race characterised by the implacable excellence of one runner and the tumultuous late comebacks(...)

Snooker loopy: nice, upside-down-spectacled Dennis Taylor, defeating sly, soulless Steve Davis in 1985. Photograph: Adrian Murrell/Allsport/Getty

“Oh, he doesn’t want to be straight on the blue!” Consider me out of the office. The greatest sporting event of the calendar is about to begin. (...)

Mark Selby celebrates winning the Betfred  World Championship with wife Vikki and daughter Sofia Maria  at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Photograph: Steven Paston/PA Wire

What a difference a day makes. Mark Selby, completely unrecognisable from the wan, bottomed-out facsimile of himself who trailed 10-4 at one stage dur(...)

Mark Selby rallied to trail John Higgins by three frames at the Crucible. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty

John Higgins thought his days as a Crucible contender were gone but a fifth Betfred World Championship title is in his sights after he secured a three(...)

James White of the New England Patriots scores the game winning touchdown in overtime against the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

The New England Patriots pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history last night - reversing a 25-point deficit to beat the Atlanta F(...)

The Northern Ireland squad during a training session at the newly-developed Windsor Park on Friday ahead of Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against San Marino. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.

In the bookshops of Belfast is a 2016 anthology of new Northern Ireland poetry which possesses the lip-smacking title: The Future Always Makes Me So (...)

Large crowds gather around the 10th green during day one of the Irish Open at Royal County Down. Photograph: PA

The Irish Open attendance figures are predicted to be off the charts at Newcastle. As dogged golf fans ignored the squalling showers that swept ove(...)

Stuart Bingham reacts as he comes close to making a 147 break in the World Championship Final  against Shaun Murphy at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.  Photo: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Stuart Bingham was producing the best snooker of his life in the biggest match of his career and almost made a maximum break as he moved within sight (...)

Kurt Maflin reacts during his match against Mark Selby during the Betfred World Championships at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Photo: Tim Goode/PA Wire

The survival instincts of Mark Selby rescued the defending world champion and left Kurt Maflin heartbroken as the Crucible witnessed an opening-day cl(...)

 Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.  Photo:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Having spent over 40 years logging the failures of dead certs and sure things, Vinny Fitzpatrick felt he’d become immune to sport’s capacity to spring(...)

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