Steve Davis

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Mayo are an older team now than when they last met Dublin in the 2017 final. It would appear as if this is the greatest team of all time they are playing. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

And then there were four. Kerry-Tyrone has its own recent history and edge and I am sure it will produce a worthy finalist on Sunday. But I think it i(...)

Lukas Bates, dressed as Big Ben, struggles to get over the finish line during the London Marathon. Photo: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

It’s possibly no consolation to Liverpool fans after 29.1 millimetres banjaxed their Sunday, but there’s always someone worse off. Like that man dre(...)

Kyle Walker after Manchester City’s narrow 1-0 win over Tottenham at the Etihad. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty

At last some cracks are showing. This has been a title race characterised by the implacable excellence of one runner and the tumultuous late comebacks(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan beat Mark Allen 10-6 to secure his seventh UK Championship. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA

Ronnie O’Sullivan vowed to continue making snooker history after becoming the first player to win seven UK Championship titles with a 10-6 victory ove(...)

Alex Higgins came from seven frames behind in the first session to win 16-15 in December 1983. Photograph: Mirrorpix/Getty Images

Alex Higgins’s life was in a state of turbulence in late 1983. First-round defeats in the International Open and Professional Players Championship sho(...)

Stephen Hendry celebrates his fourth World Championship victory in 1994. Photograph: Mike Cooper/Allsport

“It was a mixture of embarrassment, anger, frustration, sadness, everything,” Stephen Hendry says as he remembers how his dominance of snooker unravel(...)

Archaeologists work with Dr Clíodhna Ní Lionáin at the passage tomb site at Dowth Hall, Co Meath. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Polynesia’s Easter Island, Wiltshire’s Stonehenge and southern Peru’s Nazca desert lines crop up regularly in the “top 10” world’s greatest “archaeolo(...)

Dr Clíodhna Ní  Lionáin, Devenish’s lead archaeologist at the passage tomb site at Dowth Hall, Co Meath. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A 5,500-year-old passage tomb uncovered at Dowth Hall in the heart of the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage site in Co Meath is “the most significant megal(...)

Alex ‘’Hurricane’’ Higgins of Northern Ireland smokes between shots during the 1983 Embassy World Snooker Championships at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. Photo: Adrian Murrell/Allsport

Snooker loopy nuts are we Me and him and them and me We’ll show you what we can do With a load of balls and a snooker cue So went the chorus of Chas (...)

Snooker loopy: nice, upside-down-spectacled Dennis Taylor, defeating sly, soulless Steve Davis in 1985. Photograph: Adrian Murrell/Allsport/Getty

“Oh, he doesn’t want to be straight on the blue!” Consider me out of the office. The greatest sporting event of the calendar is about to begin. (...)

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