Tom Brady has had his four-game suspension reinstated. Photograph: Getty

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will have to serve his four-game Deflategate suspension after all, following an appeals court ruling that r(...)

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning speaks during his retirement announcement. He left many in the room in tears. Photograph:  David Zalubowski/AP Photo

In the four weeks that elapsed between Peyton Manning winning the Super Bowl and announcing his retirement from the NFL last Monday, an inordinate amo(...)

Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak, quarterback Peyton Manning, and Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations and general manager John Elway as Manning announces his retirement from the NFL. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Peyton Manning officially announced his retirement yesterday at a press conference at the Denver Broncos practice facility in Englewood, Colorado. T(...)

Peyton Manning has announced his retirment at a news conference on Monday. Photograph: Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times

Peyton Manning officially announced his retirement on Monday at a press conference at the Denver Broncos practice facility in Englewood, Colorado. The(...)

In the league, St Tiernach’s Park in Clones  is different. The house is open . . . the stewards are so chilled that they all but affect a Jamaican patois in their welcome. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

And here it comes, bless its tattered soul: the league, the league, the league. Across the Atlantic, they are under the delusion that the NFL is a the(...)

Cam Newton dives to score one of his two touchdowns in the Carolina Panthers’ win over the Arizona Cardinals. Photograph: Getty

Carolina Panthers 49 Arizona Cardinals 15 The Carolina Panthers, led by all-around quarterback Cam Newton and a defence that forced seven turnovers(...)

Denver Broncos linebacker Shane Ray reaches for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the second half of their AFC Championship at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. Photograph: Larry W Smith/EPA

Denver Broncos 20 New England Patriots 18 Peyton Manning out-gunned great rival Tom Brady as the Denver Broncos, behind a ferocious defence, edged t(...)

 Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning hands the ball to running back CJ Anderson. Photograph: EPA

Denver Broncos 23 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 The Denver Broncos overcame an unspectacular outing by Peyton Manning on Sunday to earn a gritty 23-16 win o(...)

Dara Bree: ‘The people of Boston are welcoming to newcomers.’

“Wait, which one is Galway again?” asked the bemused but enthusiastic American family who came to Boston’s Fenway Park on a frigid afternoon for the (...)

 A Green Bay Packers fan wears a cheese hat as he supports his favourite team. Photograph:  Joel Auerbach/Getty

On the wee coffee tables flanking the comfy armchairs in his den, Vinny Fitzpatrick carefully placed his cheese board selections. The cheeses acknowl(...)