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(...)

The Waterford team celebrate their McGrath Cup final victory over UCC at Fraher Field. Photo: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Waterford 3-12 UCC 1-9 Waterford lifted the McGrath Cup for the first time in 34 years at Fraher Field on Saturday, overcoming a UCC selection whose m(...)

Offaly manager Pat Flanagan has had a greast start to the O’Byrne Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Offaly had things very much their own way when they beat a very disappointing Maynooth University outfit in Tullamore 1-17 to 0-3.While qualification (...)

  Ben Ransom of Saracens wears an impact sensor behind his ear to help determine the effects of possible concussion during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and London Irish at Allianz Park on Saturday.  Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Saracens players wore sensors to measure the force and direction of impacts to the head during Saturday’s victory over London Irish. The gadgets, used(...)

Suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, 29, pled no contest to a misdemeanor reckless assault charge last month for injuring his 4-year-old son in May while disciplining him with a wooden switch. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit against the National Football League on Monday challenging an arbitrator’s decision to uphold the leagu(...)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady: completed 21 of 35 passes throwing for 287 yards  as the Patriots gained revenge for the opening game loss at Miami. Photograph: Matt Campbell/EPA

The New England Patriots, the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos clinched divisional titles and playoff berths with wins on Sunday while the Green (...)

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(...)

In a letter to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, NFL Commission Roger Goodell said “you have shown no meaningful remorse for your conduct.”   Photograph: Jeff Curry/ USA Today

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been suspended without pay for at least the remainder of 2014 season, the National Football Leag(...)

 Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning  is surrounded by the media after a game against the San Francisco 49ers in which he broke the all-time NFL record with 509 career touchdowns. Photograph:  t Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Peyton Manning paid tribute to team-mates past and present after breaking Brett Favre’s NFL record for most career touchdown passes.Denver Broncos qu(...)