James Braddock training in Florida, 1936. Photograph: FPG/Getty Images

Although he considered himself to have “more brawn than brains”, James J. Braddock had an unerring ability to make the best of a bad situation. The s(...)

Katie Taylor in action against Cindy Serrano in her WBA & IBF female lightweight world title defence. Photograph:    Emily Harney/Inpho

It had all the makings of a box office hit. A debut fight on the exciting new DAZN subscription-only boxing channel, a substantial and vocal Irish con(...)

Conor McGregor walks into the cage before fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov in their lightweight title bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas. Photo: John Locher/AP Photo

On May 26th, 1987, shareholders gathered at K-Mart’s headquarters in Troy, Michigan for the company’s annual meeting spotted a fleet of white limousin(...)

Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore: composer of the ballad “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”

Chances are that at some time in your life you have sung, or at least hummed along to, the ballad When Johnny Comes Marching Home.   But if you’(...)

U2 on stage at Madison Square Garden in New York. Photograph: Ross Stewart

U2 frontman Bono paid tribute on Sunday night to the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney for their “very hard work” in protecting “our b(...)

Jake La Motta  during a training session at Gleason’s Gym, New York in 1949. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Jake LaMotta, who has died aged 95, is generally acknowledged as one of the toughest men to have entered a professional boxing ring – a world middlewe(...)

Any tickets lads? LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy on stage at Electric Picnic last year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Each generation has its band. The Rolling Stones. Abba. Queen. Blur. But as years go on, each generation splits and and its defining band will be tota(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the U2 performance of The Joshua Tree in Croke Park Dublin. Photographs: Eric Luke

Fans from across the globe flocked to see U2 perform at Croke Park as part of the band’s The Joshua Tree tour with a host of famous faces in the crowd(...)

Roller derby women in action

Roller derby is an unholy union of many things: speed, bruises, passion, adrenaline, rivalries and punk energy. Little wonder, then, that film-maker L(...)

Conor McGregor  celebrates his KO victory over Eddie Alvarez  in their lightweight championship bout  at Madison Square Garden in New York. Photograph:  Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Madison Square Garden, November 12th Conor McGregor beats Eddie Alvarez inside two rounds Six hours before the main event, three twenty-something s(...)

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