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 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(...)

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez listens as the guilty verdict is read during his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts. Photograph: Reuters/Dominick Reuter

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first-degree murder.Ex-New England Patriots player Hernandez (25), looked to his right and pu(...)

 New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates after the AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photograph: EPA/CJ GUNTHER)

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are headed to a special place where no coach or player has gone more — the Super Bowl.They earned their trip with the sec(...)

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 (...)

Quarterback Tim Tebow has been released by the New England Patriots, according to ESPN. Photograph: Dominick Reuter/Reuters

The New England Patriots have cut quarterback Tim Tebow from their roster, ESPN reported on Saturday citing “league sources”. Tebow, joined the Patri(...)

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in custody in North Attleborough  after being arrested as par of a murder investigation. Photograph: Dominick Reuter/Reuters

NFL star Aaron Hernandez has been charged with murder and weapons counts in connection with the killing of a semi-pro football player.The New England (...)