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Anthropomorphism, now there’s a word. It means giving an animal or object human characteristics. Such as Disney etc do with Mickey and Minnie Mouse et(...)

Anthony Joshua, who currently holds three belts,  will defend his world heavyweight titles against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on June 1st. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

The world heavyweight championship belt was sport’s most coveted title. It isn’t anymore. It still should be though. And it could be again if boxing w(...)

Hugh McIlvanney, journalist, born  February 2nd, 1934; died January 24th, 2019. File photograph: Francesco Guidicini/Sunday Times/PA Wire

Hugh McIlvanney’s life as a sports journalist resembled one of his perfectly crafted sentences: long, lyrical and rich with surprises. He was a scrup(...)

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(...)

Boxer Tyson Fury flexes after exchanging words with opponent Deontay Wilder at a news conference in Los Angeles. Photo: Damian Dovarganes/Getty Images

Tyson Fury, one of the world’s best boxers, says he has been living clean for the past 12 months. The dark thoughts and alcohol-fuelled binges are gon(...)

I resorted to breast stroke and the back stroke, despite not trying either for years. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times/File

It’s not often I like to quote Mike Tyson, but here’s an exception. Splashing about like a one-winged, disorientated duck in Lough Key last June, farc(...)

Khabib Nurmagomedov submits Conor McGregor in the fourth round to retain his lightweight title at UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday night. Photograph: Inpho/Today Sports

Conor McGregor has ridden a wave of outrageous fortune in Las Vegas that previously made him untold millions, but on Saturday night against Khabib Nur(...)

 Serena Williams argues with umpire Carlos Ramos during her defeat to Naomi Osaka in the women’s singles finals at the US Open.  Photograph:   Jaime Lawson/Getty Images

The venerable boxing trainer Cus D’Amato used to say that emotion, particularly fear, is like fire. If you make it work for you, then it can cook your(...)

Jake Buiuc-Keegan, 3 from Tallaght raises the Sam Maguire with Dublin players at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

There is something incredibly weird about traditions. Sometimes, we do something annually, monthly, daily, before or after a match because we know it’(...)

Ilac Centre Library. Photograph:  Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Shortly before 10am, 40 people are waiting at the steps that lead to the Central Library in the Ilac Centre, Dublin. “Some mornings you’d think there’(...)

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