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A three-part documentary series about the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Co Cork is to be broadcast next year by Netflix, and the makers have been given exclusive access to Ms Toscan du Plantier’s family.

A three-part documentary series about the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Co Cork is to be broadcast next year by Netflix, and the makers have (...)

The magnificent Stade de France will be empty on Saturday night. No brass bands beating out “Allez les Bleus.” No smuggled roosters will be liberated onto the hallowed turf and no cigar smoke. File photograph: Getty Images

Some days truly shine with the excitement of possibility. For the Irish National team, today is one of those beautiful days. The opportunity to win i(...)

Lot 28 The Nun, from Ingrid Bergman by Andy Warhol (€25,000–€35,000).

Though better known for his Campbell Soup paintings, king of pop art Andy Warhol also produced silkscreen portraits of 10 famous athletes, which are n(...)

LeBron James  of the Los Angeles Lakers taking part in a pre-season game against the Brooklyn Nets as part of 2019 NBA Global Games China at Mercedes-Benz Arena  in Shanghai, China. Photograph:  Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

The evolution of LeBron James. In 2007, Ira Newbie, a Cleveland Cavaliers bench player, penned an open letter about the genocide in Darfur to the Chin(...)

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has, like Muhammad Ali, become more than an athlete. Photograph: Getty Images

The day after shocking the world by defeating the heavily favored Sonny Liston for the heavyweight championship in 1964, the man then known as Cassius(...)

Ammonite, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, studies the growing sexual relationship between two real-life fossil hunters in 19th century England

This is the time of year when we whine about awards season starting six months before the Oscar ceremony. Have the lamps gone out on gongs chatter? Wi(...)

Muhammad Ali stands between rounds next to cornerman Drew Bundini Brown during the heavyweight championship against Earnie Shavers at Madison Square Garden on September 29th, 1977 in New York. Photo: Robert Riger/Getty Images

During its broadcast of his second fight with Ken Norton in 1973, ABC introduced a special in-picture feature that allowed viewers to watch Bundini Br(...)

Pete Sampras during his 2000 Wimbledon final win over Pat Rafter - his seventh and final Wimbledon Championship. Photograph: Gary M Prior/Allsport

Hollywood endings are exceedingly rare among even the greatest champions. Muhammad Ali fought 10 more times after the hellfire of Manila left him with(...)

Ireland Katie Taylor jumps with joy as she celebrates her victory over Russia’s  Sofya Ochigava of Russia in the women’s lightweight final at the 2012 London Olympics. Photograph:  Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

It was as if it was written in scripture: just as promised, Katie Taylor has become the fiercest angel of the boxing world. Some time after 5pm yester(...)

Paul McGinley has suggested Rory McIlroy would be better off focusing on winning major golf tournaments rather than politics. Photograph: Getty Images

The former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley commented recently on Rory McIlroy’s criticism of US president Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus p(...)

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