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Ali in Beirut in 1985 after he was sent to help secure the release of US prisoners. Photo: Arnaud Borrel/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

At two o’clock on a February morning in West Beirut, Muhammad Ali and his entourage stood outside the Summerland Hotel, a place so war-torn by 1985 th(...)

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(...)

Joe Frazier drops Muhammad Ali during the 15th round  of ‘The Fight of the Century’ at Madison Square Gardens. Photograph:  Keystone/Getty

Jerry Perenchio was in a suite at the Dorchester Hotel in London when he got a phone call from an old pal in Chicago telling him the rights for the wo(...)

A promotional image for the film Float Like a Butterfly.

It’s a long way from Kanturk to Kentucky but that’s the metaphorical journey that Cork film director, Carmel Winter has made with her film ‘Float Like(...)

Floyd Mayweather poses with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa after they agreed to fight in Japan on  New Year’s Eve, with the format of the bout still to be decided. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

Evaluating the absurd in boxing is like trying to break open a coconut with a feather: intriguing but pointless – yet Floyd Mayweather manages to take(...)

Menstrual cup: the American actor Leona Chalmers patented the first one, in 1937. Photograph: iStock/Getty

What would happen if men had periods and women did not? If men menstruated, the feminist Gloria Steinem suggested in a famous essay published 40 years(...)

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(...)

 Alexander Povetkin is knocked down by   Anthony Joshua  in the seventh round of  their  world heavyweight title fight at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

Anthony Joshua is quietly adamant Deontay Wilder should be his 23rd opponent, at Wembley Stadium on April 13th, a date when sanity would have at least(...)

Ollie Campbell: led Ireland to their first ever  Test series win (2-0) in Australia in 1979.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The impending arrival of Pope Francis to Ireland on Saturday and the only previous papal visit, that of John Paul 11 in September, 1979 can be linked (...)

A combination photo of NBA basketball player LeBron James and US President Donald Trump. Photo: Robert Galbraith/Reuters, Leah Millis/File Photo

LeBron James was in Las Vegas the other week watching his 13-year-old son Bronny play in the AAU National Basketball Championships. As his team, the N(...)

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