LeBron James and his Los Angeles Lakers team-mates take a knee while wearing Black Lives Matter T-shirts ahead of a game against the LA Clippers at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex  in Lake Buena Vista, Florida back in July. Photograph:  Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Game five of the NBA finals took place as most people on this side of the Atlantic slept. If the NBA finals series between the Los Angeles Lakers and (...)

 Jonathan Isaac stands as his team mates kneel before the start of a game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Orlando Magic. Photograph: Getty Images

Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac, an ordained minister, became the first NBA player not to kneel during the national anthem since the league resta(...)

Liverpool’s manager Jürgen Klopp. Photograph: PAUL ELLIS/AFP

When Liverpool football club’s owner Fenway Sports Group identified Jürgen Klopp as the team’s potential manager, it compiled a 60-page report on him.(...)

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(...)

 Becky Hammon in 2016, as assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs. Photograph:  Christian Petersen/Getty

Ten years ago, Becky Hammon used to spend her winters playing point guard for CSKA Moscow in Russia. The quality of the league was top-class and the m(...)

Eric Trump, Donald Trump, Tiger Woods, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. in Miami Beach, Florida in 2014. Photo: Uri Schanker/GC Images

On his first day of kindergarten, some older white students in the school pounced on Tiger Woods, tied him to a tree in the yard, and used him for tar(...)

US president Donald Trump and White House chief of staff John Kelly. Mr Kelly’s son, like the retired general a US marine, died in Afghanistan in 2010. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/EPA

The mother of a US soldier killed in an ambush in Niger said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump disrespected her family during a call with the m(...)

Gregg Popovich was one of the first NBA coaches to start seriously trawling overseas for talent, the constant influx of under-rated international players has helped Spurs to a quintet of titles. Photograph: Paul Buck/Epa.

Every profile of Gregg Popovich seems to begin or end with a profound quote that hangs in the San Antonio Spurs’ locker-room. Specifically chosen by t(...)