Jack Charlton with his assistant manager Maurice Setters after the 1990 World Cup quarter-final. Both men died in 2020. File photograph: Inpho

The two men could hardly have been more different, other than, in their own way, each became footballing deity. Diego Maradona’s death, at the age of(...)

Quinn Cook, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and LA Lakers head coach Frank Vogel ahead of the NBA Finals Game 1 win over Miami Heat. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

Heavy favorites Los Angeles Lakers dismantled the Miami Heat 116-98 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday, as their opponent struggled with injurie(...)

 Shaquille O’Neal speaks  during the 2019 NBA awards  in Santa Monica, California. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner Sports

The gaggle of kids shooting baskets on a Gainesville street start to shriek and holler when they see Shaquille O’Neal climbing out of a police cruiser(...)

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(...)

Chief executive Kasper Rorsted said he was more worried about the prospects for a currency war between the United States and China, than about tariffs on Chinese-made shoes. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Adidas said supply shortages for North America will be fixed by the end of the year and the European market should return to growth after the German s(...)

 Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Los Angeles Galaxy celebrates his  goal against the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. Photograph:  Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

For the first seven minutes of his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last week, Zlatan Ibrahimovic performed exactly the type of showbiz schtick he was(...)

Photo of male and female ligers (a liger is a cross-breed of a male lion and a female tiger)in South Korea. Photograph: Hkandy/Wikimedia Commons

A coalition of US conservation groups has launched an attempt to outlaw the breeding of so-called frankencats, where big cats such as tigers and lions(...)

Miami Heat center Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson were named to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2016 on Monday, according the NBA. Photograph: John Gress/Reuters

Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson were the biggest names of the 10 new faces to be inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame on Monday. Iverson and O’Neal (...)

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers stands on court during game two of the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs in the 2008 NBA playoffs. Photograph: Getty Images

Among the deluge of tributes to Kobe Bryant floating around cyberspace now is one tweeted by Shane Battier, one of the few defensive players capable o(...)

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Do you remember what you were doing when you first heard about The Lego Movie ? Harrumphing?(...)