Frankie Carbo pictured in 1959. Photograph: Getty

The czar of boxing did not have an office. Frankie Carbo preferred to conduct business at his favorite table in the Garden Cafeteria just across Eight(...)

Enda McNulty pictured at the launch of his book in 2017. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In the autumn of 1929, Frank McNulty from Mullaghbawn tried the door of the Manhattan bank where he had lodged his savings to find it locked for good.(...)

Marcus O’Sullivan running indoors in 1989. Photograph:   Tim de Frisco/Allsport

In the winter of 1988 I’d just turned 18 years old and had been at Villanova University for about six months. Only I wasn’t running much during that t(...)

Stevie Wonder’s September 7th concert was sold out. File photograph: Aidan Cawley/The Irish Times

Sell-out shows by Drake, Ariana Grande, Elton John and Stevie Wonder helped Dublin’s 3Arena to box-office revenues of €58.6 million last year. Accord(...)

A furious Michael Conlon shows what he thinks of the judges following his controversial defeat to Vladimir Nikitin in the bantamweight quarter-final at the Rio Olympics.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

They were the middle fingers which sent shockwaves around the world and changed Olympic boxing forever. Michael Conlan had just succumbed to a points(...)

Katie Taylor celebrates her victory over Christina Linardatou after the super-lightweight championship fight at the  Manchester Arena. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

  Following her unanimous win over Christina Linardatou in the Manchester Arena last weekend to become a two-weight world champion, Katie Taylor,(...)

Marilyn Monroe’s bra, $1,000-$2,000, Julien’s Auctions in Beverly HIlls

In May 1962, Marilyn Monroe created a stir when she sang her breathless rendition of Happy Birthday to president John F Kennedy for his 45th birthday (...)

American boxing  promoter  Lou DiBella has questioned the power behind Katie Taylor’s punches. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Action Images via Reuters

Top US boxing promoter and television producer Lou DiBella has questioned the power behind Katie Taylor’s punches as the undisputed lightweight champi(...)

Sportswomen of Month winners Rhasidat Adeleke (Athletics) and Kate O’Connor (Athletics). Photographs: Sportsfile/Getty Images

When the judges began their chatting about the destination of our Sportswoman of the Month for July award, there was a sizeable sense of déjà vu about(...)

Don Elbaum (left) speaks to Vernoca L. Michael and ring announcer Larry Tornambe in Philadelphia. Photo: Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images

One Ohio winter’s night, somebody stuck four sticks of dynamite in the front wheel well of Don Elbaum’s ‘67 Pontiac in the car park of the Highlander (...)

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