Michael Sam (front) left Canadian Football League side Montreal Alouettes’ last Friday. Photograph: Reuters.

In May, 2002, the New York Post published a rumour that one of the New York Mets was gay. With no apparent basis in fact, a piece of classic tabloi(...)

Shawn Wooden, a former Miami Dolphins player and important advocate of the concussion settlement with the NFL, with his son, Shane, at home in Pembroke Pines. Photograph: Ryan Stone/The New York Times

Former National Football League players who oppose the league’s potential $1 billion settlement of lawsuits claiming it hid the risk of concussions a(...)

Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton receives treatment after getting a bang on the head against Australia last November. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

The role of the media in reporting concussion is a delicate but important one. ESPN once had a regular NFL highlight segment called ‘Jacked Up’ where (...)

Norway’s Maren Mjelde goal against Germany at Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa, Canada, at the women’s World Cup. Photograph: Andre Ringuette/Getty Images

As part of SportsCenter’s ‘top ten’ plays last Friday, ESPN showed Norway’s Maren Mjelde curling an exquisite free-kick over the German wall at the(...)

Former Philadelphia 76ers basketball player Allen Iverson burned through a $154 million fortune amassed throughout his career. Photograph: Getty Images.

Allen Iverson once built a 10,000 square feet mansion in Georgia that had rain gutters fashioned from pure copper and nine bathrooms. He used routinel(...)

US Air Force Thunderbirds fly over the stadium prior to Super Bowl XLIX between Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1st, this year in Glendale, Arizona. Photograph:  Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Over the past decade, the NFL has incorporated more and more overt militaristic pageantry into its games. Air Force jets scream past stadia, trailing (...)

Australian NFL player Jesse Williams: became the first Australian to win a Super Bowl ring following the Seahawks’ win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. Photograph: Getty  Images

Australian NFL player Jesse Williams has vowed to win his latest “battle” after the 24-year-old was diagnosed with papillary type 2 cancer. The Seattl(...)

An ESPN report revisited Floyd Mayweather’s history of domestic abuse. Photograph: Getty

A lingering shadow hangs over Floyd Mayweather. As hundreds of journalists from around the world descend on Las Vegas this week to pour over every det(...)

Paul McNulty: founder of Donegal-based 3D Issue

Donegal-based 3D Issue is targeting the mobile device market with a new product that allows publishers to extract content from online sources and pac(...)

Alan Freeman: came on and got in on the goal action

Mayo 3-15Monaghan 0-11Monaghan saw red at MacHale Park, Castlebar, where the visitors finished with 13 players in a match that turned ugly with a numb(...)