Bills Simmons, the founder of the Grantland website, came to media prominence via an untraditional route. Photograph: Mike Windle/Getty Images.

“It was a good run.” That’s what you see now when you visit the Grantland website. The archives are available but from here on there will be nothing n(...)

Tom Brady threw four touchdowns as the New England Patriots started their season with a 28-21 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Photograph: Getty

Tom Brady moved past a stormy off season throwing four touchdowns as the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots scored a season-opening 28-21 win ov(...)

Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League exits federal court in New York. Brady had his four-match for allgedly deflating balls to gain a competitive advantage overturned. Photograph: Bloomberg

In the antiseptic hush of a Long Island neo-natal intensive care unit one October morning, two nurses were treating a premature baby. One was threadin(...)

Tom Brady’s four game suspension for his part in the Deflategate scandal has been overturned by a judge. Photograph: Bloomberg

Tom Brady’s decision to take the Deflategate scandal to federal court has paid off, with US district judge Richard Berman ruling that the New England (...)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has criticised the NFL for upholding his four-game suspension. Photograph: Reuters

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday said he was “very disappointed” that the NFL upheld his four-game suspension in the “Deflateg(...)

Tottenham fans walk past   a fence displaying an image of the club’s  new stadium, which will stage two NFL games per season for 10 years when  it opens in 2018. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

The NFL signed a deal to play a minimum of two games a season for 10 years in London at the new stadium being built for Tottenham Hotspur, which is se(...)

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(...)

Tom Brady has appealed his four match ban handed down for his role in the Deflategate scandal. Photograph: Reuters

If his team’s 20,000 word rebuttal earlier in the day wasn’t enough of a clue, Tom Brady’s thoughts on his four-game suspension are now clear after he(...)

Richard Sherman says NFL’s investigation is meaningless. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

With the arrival of the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Super Bowl week was officially underway but the spotlight remained on the mystery of the under-inf(...)

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(...)