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(...)

US president Barack Obama. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Marking Labour Day in the US, president Barack Obama signed an executive order providing up to seven days-a-year of paid sick leave to contractors who(...)

Rory McIlroy has struggled to make a move at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston. Photograph: Getty

It was like watching the tennis superstar Roger Federer practice hours before a night match at the United States Open, only every stroke that Rory McI(...)

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 (...)

Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton:  Biden is talking to friends, family and donors about jumping in. The 72-year-old vice-president has been having meetings to explore the idea of taking on Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire. Photograph: Luke Sharret/The New York Times

A pattern of cutting corners, a patina of entitlement and inevitability, has led to this. Destroying digital messages and thwarting official investiga(...)

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(...)

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(...)