Jordan Spieth: added the US Open to his Masters title last weekend. His performance at Augusta was reckoned to be worth almost $34 million in exposure to Under Armour.

Kevin Plank started Under Armour in the basement of his grandmother’s house in Washington, DC in 1996. With $15,000 in cash, a crazy notion to create(...)

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(...)

A nearly-four month investigation stated that “it is more probable than not” that New England Patriots personnel intentionally deflated footballs to gain an advantage in the game, and that Brady was probably aware of it. Photo: Damon Winter/The New York Times

He called himself the deflator. A longtime locker-room attendant for the New England Patriots, Jim McNally, was responsible for controlling the air(...)

 Rory McIlroy plays his second shot on the second hole during the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course in Doral, Florida. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Shane Lowry will head into the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship on the Blue Monster course Sunday with a chance to make significant inroad(...)

 Rory McIlroy plays his third shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course  in Doral, Florida. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The red carpet treatment stops on the first tee of the Blue Monster, even if JB Holmes sought to disprove the theory that this course has sharpened te(...)

Halpin hand: Katy Perry at Super Bowl XLIX. Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty

February 1st was a good day for quite a few people who happened to find themselves in Arizona. It was a good day for fans of the New England Patriots,(...)

 Tom Brady was named MVP as he overcame a poor third quarter to rescue a late victory for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. Photograph: Chang W Lee/The New York Times

When quarterback Tom Brady first jogged onto the field before Sunday’s Super Bowl, thousands of New England Patriots fans rose from their seats, burs(...)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates after the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Patriots won 28-24. Photograph: David J. Phillip/AFP 1:47

Through his childhood, Tom Brady considered Joe Montana his idol, and on Sunday he equaled the Hall of Fame quarterback with four Super Bowl wins t(...)

New England Patriots players reach out to touch the Vince Lombardi Trophy after they defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game in Glendale, Arizona. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters 1:47

New England Patriots - 28Seattle Seahawks - 24The New England Patriots were crowned Super Bowl champions on Sunday after defeating the Seattle Seahawk(...)

Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks attends, but does not participate  in,  a Super Bowl XLIX media event at the Arizona Grand Hotel, Arizona. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Lynch, of course, is a solid Kerry name. So there is a pleasing serendipity about the notorious reticence and cuteness within the Kingdom football tra(...)