Vince Lombardi

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Andrew Quarless  of the Green Bay Packers leaps into the crowd after scoring a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter of the 2015 NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 11. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

‘How can you not be romantic about baseball?” asks Brad Pitt in Moneyball and for all of the well-documented ills in American football – the brain inj(...)

The late Dessie Hughes: “Dessie was Dessie to everyone, from the well-heeled to the down at heel and all those in between.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It was late on Sunday, and not a sound was stirring in Mount Prospect Avenue, when Vinny Fitzpatrick cracked.The sneaky break-out kind of crept up on(...)

 Kilkenny manager Brian Cody gestures during Sunday’s drawn All-Ireland hurling final against Tipperary. Photograph: Inpho

Vince Lombardi never really worried about winning. His only fear was losing. Which may help explain why a great manager like Brian Cody feels nothing(...)

  USA coach Juergen Klinsmann  after losing the FIFA World Cup 2014 round of 16 match against Belgium. Photograph: Srdjan Suki/Epa

Underneath the jingoistic backlash that engulfed Jurgen Klinsmann last month when he dared to say that the United States national team was not current(...)

“Maradona would not have used ‘the hand of God’ to score perhaps the most infamous goal in World Cup history if he was not born into a culture where Faustian pacts with the devil were an everyday occurrence.” Photograph: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

It is that time of year again when GAA fans quiver with excitement as the Championship begins. 2013 witnessed almost unrivalled excitement in h(...)

Seattle Seahawks’ players dump Gatorade on head coach Pete Carroll with Super Bowl victory against the Denver Broncos in sight at MetLife Stadium  in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Seattle Seahawks won 43-8. Photograph:  Rob Carr/Getty Images

The line of scrimmage was an inviting one, especially for a burly nose tackle like Vinny Fitzpatrick. In front of him, a long table groaned under a gr(...)

James Hart and Racing Metro coach Ronan O’Gara after Grenoble’s 22-20 victory last weekend in Paris.

The great American football coach Vince Lombardi once observed that “the price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determi(...)

Is there even a point to English football now that Alex Ferguson has exited the stage? It is likely that Ferguson’s peers – the younger manager(...)

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