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Katie Taylor in action against Delfine Persoon during their  World Lightweight Championship fight at  Madison Square Garden in June 2019. Photograph: Tom Hogan/Inpho

Katie Taylor has Amanda Serrano, Delfine Persoon and Cecilia Braekhus on her radar as she looks to leave behind a legacy that will stand the test of t(...)

Michelle Smith of Ireland celebrates after winning the 400m freestyle event during the 1996 Olympic Games. Photograph: Allsport

Atlanta in 1996 and we brought the Friday to a close watching the opening ceremony in a bar. Francis Barrett, the first Traveller to carry the Irish f(...)

Jerry Seinfeld, photographed via FaceTime in the photographer’s home. Photograph: Daniel Arnold/New York Times

IN A WIDE-RANGING INTERVIEW FROM HIS HOME QUARANTINE, THE COMEDIAN TALKS ABOUT LOCKDOWN, COVID-19 COMEDY, HIS NEW NETFLIX SPECIAL, AND WHY HE IS IS(...)

 Ex-NBA star Michael Jordan insists that his ‘Republicans buy sneakers too’ quote made in 1990 during a senate race in North Carolina  was a joke. Photograph:  Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Michael Jordan has discussed the quote that has come to define what many see as his willingness to put profit over principles. During a 1990 senate r(...)

Actor Elliott Gould: ‘Sometimes things work, sometimes things don’t work, and we learn from it’. File photograph: Christopher Polk/Fox/Getty Images

The best review ever received by Elliott Gould – renowned actor and star of M*A*S*H and The Long Goodbye, not to mention Ross and Monica’s d(...)

Spain’s Miguel Indurain in the yellow jersey  is protected by his team-mates Marino Alonso (left) and Pedro Delgado (centre) during the 17th stage of the 1992 Tour de France. Photograph: Boris Horvat/AFP via Getty Images

If memory serves, the bus from Bilbao pulled into San Sebastian on the Friday morning. Thursday night had been spent on the sleeper train from Madrid’(...)

British boxer Tyson Fury celebrates his win over Deontay Wilder. Photograph: mark Ralsotn/Getty/AFP

Tyson Fury completed one of the greatest comebacks in modern sports history on Saturday night when he knocked out Deontay Wilder in the seventh round (...)

Heavyweight US boxer Deontay Wilder (l) and British boxer Tyson Fury  during their last press conference before their rematch for the WBC Heavyweight World Championship  in Las Vegas. Photograph: Epa/Etienne Laurent

Tyson Fury says his rematch with Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on Saturday night is the biggest fight in 50 years. One of his promoters, the octogenaria(...)

Ireland’s Tadhg Furlong (centre) celebrates after team-mate Josh van der Flier (hidden) scores his side’s third try during the Guinness Six Nations match against Wales at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, on February 8th. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There is a Native American parable that tells the story of a great chief commencing the warrior training of his grandson. The wise old chief tells the(...)

Twins Hassan and Hussein Khalil who set up the East Coast Boxing Club: “We hoped they would learn skills that would lift them up.” Photograph: Fionn McCann Photography

The smell of sweat hits you before you walk through the door. Inside the East Coast Boxing Club in Kampala’s Naguru slum, it’s like an oven. There is (...)

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