George Best

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George Best lining out for Cork Celtic, he joined the club  for a brief period, two years after leaving Manchester United.

It was 75 years ago this week that 2,000 or so curious and excited locals turned out at Sligo station to see former Everton and England striker Dixie (...)

An emotional Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal receives the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013 trophy at the Kongresshalle  in Zurich, Switzerland. Photograph: by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo has banged his head against the brick wall for four years; now the brick wall has given way. Ronaldo was apparently doomed to be for(...)

Brian O’Driscoll: “Maybe it’s because he carries on as if he is one of us. He likes fun. He likes the sun. He likes a drink. He likes being perched in the public bar, singing, having a good time with his mates. He appears not to take himself too seriously.”

Northern Hemisphere rugby players, who believe they’re of rock star status, should never convince themselves they have any presence on the other side (...)

James Hunt  was all about instinct, thrill and, most importantly, the fun of celebrating. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

One of the best things about Rush, Hollywood’s cheerful account of the scintillating 1976 Formula One season dual between James Hunt and Niki Lauda is(...)

The new-look Farnborough starting line-up. Photograph: David Parry/PA Wire

Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona and Pele will be among the star attractions at non-league Farnborough when they take on Chelmsford City this Saturday aft(...)

Stuart Hogg is tackled by Manu Tuilagi during Lions training. The Scottish fullback is enjoying life on tour so far.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Thanks to Dean Richards, Geordan Murphy was forever saddled with the term ‘”he George Best of rugby”, but if there is a natural successor to that thro(...)

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