Running back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens addresses a news conference with his wife Janay (not pictured) at the Ravens training centre. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

Ray Rice appealed his indefinite suspension from the American National Football League (NFL) for domestic abuse as two sponsors expressed concerns ab(...)

Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson, a marquee National Football League running back who faces charges of child abuse for injuries he caused when disciplining his son, was reinstated by the franchise on Monday. Photograph:  Matthew Emmons/Reuters

Anheuser-Busch has made a shocking discovery. The NFL, the company’s money heifer over these many years, is a spectacularly violent league. That viole(...)

Adrian Peterson is accused of using a branch to slap his son in an incident last May. Photograph: Jeff Curry/USA Today

The crisis over the National Football League’s handling of allegations of domestic and child abuse by professional American footballers has deepened w(...)

Pressure is on  NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to resign. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

When Roger Goodell was growing up here, he had the best possible example of moral leadership. His father, a moderate New York Republican appointed by (...)

Proud dads with their daughter: so much can happen in such a short time

It’s hard to imagine any parents prouder or more adoring than the couple I met in a local park last week. They were sitting in the shade of a tree,(...)

US football player Ray Rice: video showed him knocking fiancée unconscious with a blow to the head and dragging her out of a lift. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

The National Football League (NFL), the professional body governing American Football, has hired former FBI director Robert Mueller to investigate how(...)

Baltimore Ravens  terminated Ray Rice’s contract in the wake of video showing him hitting his fiancée Janay Palmer.  Photograph:   Rob Carr/Getty Images

A video showing the former NFL star Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée was received by the league five months ago, according to a law enforcement off(...)

WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.   works out during a media day at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Steve Marcus / Reuters

The world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather has criticised the NFL for its indefinite suspension of Ray Rice over the now notorious video that appears (...)

Janay Rice and her husband Ray Rice during a press conference after video emerged of him dragging her out of an elevator at an Atlantic City casino in February. Footage showing him punching her and knocking her out has since been revealed. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

The shocking video packed more than a horrific physical punch by a man on a woman. The grainy security camera footage of American footballer Ray Rice(...)

The former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice had his contract terminated after a video surfaced that appears to show Rice striking his then-fiance inside an elevator at an Atlantic City hotel. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

Did NFL commissioner Roger Goodell see the video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice cold-cocking his fiance in an Atlantic City elevator before(...)