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Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating Daniil Medvedev at the US Open Tennis Championships in Flushing Meadows, New York. Photograph: Brian Hirschfeld/EPA

Rafa Nadal has never taken his talent for granted. Of the three players who have defined his era, he is the most humble. So, as he stands on the verge(...)

The key message from Prof Kevin Mitchell’s book Innate is that our brain is guided by genetics

What makes you you? Much of our personality can be pinned on our genes, and almost none of it on our upbringing or experiences. This is the view of P(...)

 A child wears a  face-mask   to protect against air pollution in Beijing, China: several studies show traffic exhaust  to  be quite toxic.  Photograph: Rolex dela Pena/EPA

The view that air pollution contributes to autism is strongly held by a small but growing band of scientists who study pollution and health. They poin(...)

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury during their WBC heavyweight clash in LA. Photograph: Lionel Hahn/PA

When Tyson Fury got up from the canvas to finish like a wounded bull in the 12th round of his achingly unfair draw with Deontay Wilder in a faraway ri(...)

Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki on her way to defeating Samantha Stosur of Australia. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Caroline Wozniacki, one of the fittest players in tennis, found unique inspiration to beat the extreme heat – and Sam Stosur – on day two of the 2018 (...)

Webprint prints The Sunday Business Post newspaper each week.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Cork printing company Webprint has acquired the trading business of Datascope, a Wexford-based printer that produces 26 regional and trade titles, for(...)

 Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker exchange punches during there WBA, IBF, WBO & IBO Heavyweight Championship title fight at Principality Stadium on Saturday in Cardiff, Wales. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

If Deontay Wilder is to be Anthony Joshua’s next opponent in London this summer – far from a given – the unbeaten American will bring with him not onl(...)

Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki reaches for a forehand return in her defeat of Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova  at the Australian Open. Photograph: Vincent Thian/AP

Caroline Wozniacki is three wins away from winning her first grand slam title, but the fear of failing again no long haunts a player who has learned t(...)

Cameron Bancroft and David Warner steered Australia home with minimal fuss. Photograph: Dave Hunt/EPA

England 302 & 195; Australia 328 & 173-0; Australia win by 10 wickets On a disappointingly sunny Monday morning for England supporters Austr(...)

Nathan Lyon celebrates the early dismissal of Mark Stoneman in Brisbane. Photograph: Dave Hunt/EPA

England 302 & 195, Australia 329 & 114-0 (Australia need a further 56 to win) The chances of England storming the Brisbane fortress diminishe(...)

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