Phil Jackson

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 Ireland coach Andy Farrell: ‘Players want information. They want feedback, they want to know the plan going forward together.’ Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Time was when Joe Schmidt’s Monday morning reviews assumed almost legendary status. Whether or not this became a tad overstated, or whether or not som(...)

 Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and Karl Malone (behind) walk on to court at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics for the USA’s game against Angola. Photograph: Mike Powell/Getty Images

The most riveting scene in all 10 episodes of The Last Dance, the Netflix-ESPN deep-dive into the mythology of Michael Jordan, takes place off-stage. (...)

Enda McNulty pictured at the launch of his book in 2017. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In the autumn of 1929, Frank McNulty from Mullaghbawn tried the door of the Manhattan bank where he had lodged his savings to find it locked for good.(...)

A helicopter flies over a Kobe Bryant mural in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

Kobe Bryant, who has died aged 41 in a helicopter crash, was a basketball phenomenon - a transcendent, if enigmatic, superstar whose rare talent bridg(...)

Physical coach Mikkel Hjuler instructs Team Origen in a neck-strengthening exercise during a workout in Copenhagen. Photograph: Pete Kiehart/ The New York Times

The squats and leg lifts were harder than they looked and, after a few sets, Alfonso Aguirre Rodriguez placed his hands on his knees and tried to comp(...)

‘Mindfulness proponents do not get much bigger than Arianna Huffington’ Photograph: Reuters/Ruben Sprich

Not that long ago, an almost unknown American academic named Andrew Hafenbrack was sitting in a Berlin hotel room, idly scrolling through his emails a(...)

 Becky Hammon in 2016, as assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs. Photograph:  Christian Petersen/Getty

Ten years ago, Becky Hammon used to spend her winters playing point guard for CSKA Moscow in Russia. The quality of the league was top-class and the m(...)

Tiger Woods: like some child actor, preparing him for every feasible challenge on the course often involved neglecting his life off it. Photograph:  Darren Carroll/Getty Images

In December, 1996, four months before Tiger Woods won his first Major, he was the subject of a seminal Sports Illustrated profile by Gary Smith. The h(...)

Colm Cooper was named man of the match as Dr. Crokes reclaimed the Kerry SFC crown. Photograph: Inpho

Dr Crokes 2-16 Kenmare District 1-12 Phil Jackson the former Chicago Bulls coach wrote that the greatest quality a team can possesses is not a grou(...)

Michael Darragh MacAuley: “I nearly feel a bit guilty because the lads  worked their socks off all year and I only scraped in to rob a medal.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

If it ain’t broke, fix it and make it better, as basketball coach Phil Jackson once said and which Michael Darragh MacAuley reckons could be the secr(...)

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