NFL owners unanimously endorsed a revised personal conduct policy in the wake of several domestic violence incidents involving players. Photograph: Jeff Kowalsky/EPA

National Football League (NFL) owners unanimously endorsed what they called a “revised and strengthened” personal conduct policy in the wake of severa(...)

Gordon D’Arcy above with assistant coach Les Kiss, looks set to start for Ireland against Australia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • November 20, 2014, 09:15

As Ireland look forward to their final game of the Autumn series and their final game of the international rugby calendar year against Australia on(...)

A typical collision in an NFL game. Retired footballers abuse opioid pain pills at a rate more than four times the general population. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images.

Some former NFL players are alleging that before games they were given Toradol, an anti-inflammatory drug commonly used on racehorses, to numb the pai(...)

The Republic of Ireland team celebrate their third goal of the game last night in the Aviva. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 19, 2014, 08:30

There may have been no hint of Celtic Park’s intensity, but after a testing week for the Republic of Ireland squad and management they bounced back(...)

In a letter to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, NFL Commission Roger Goodell said “you have shown no meaningful remorse for your conduct.”   Photograph: Jeff Curry/ USA Today

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been suspended without pay for at least the remainder of 2014 season, the National Football Leag(...)

Sprinter turned 7s sensation Carlin Isles is proof USA Rugby are open to attracting athletes from other sports. Photograph: Getty Images.

Todd Clever, captain of the USA Eagles rugby team, was a guest on NBC Chicago’s morning show to promote this Saturday’s game against the All Blacks. “(...)

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb carries the ball past New Orleans Saints defensive back Marcus Ball. Photograph: Crystal LoGiudice/USA Today Sports.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes to lead the Saints to a 44-23 win over Green Bay yesterday, bringing the Packer(...)

‘What’s the secret to happiness?’ ‘Realising unhappiness is also fleeting.’ Disappearing ghost On January 29th Paul Kimmage and Brian O(...)

LeBron James: that rarest of commodities – a prodigy who lived up to his advance billing. Photograph: Hans Deryk/Reuters.

Beats by Dre headphones began running an evocative television commercial last weekend showing basketball superstar LeBron James returning to his na(...)

 Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning  is surrounded by the media after a game against the San Francisco 49ers in which he broke the all-time NFL record with 509 career touchdowns. Photograph:  t Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Peyton Manning paid tribute to team-mates past and present after breaking Brett Favre’s NFL record for most career touchdown passes.Denver Broncos qu(...)