Detroit Lions

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Martha Firestone Ford: Detroit Lions have come a long way since the owner called the players together and told them she was sick of losing. Photo:  Diane Weiss/Getty Images

The owner of the Detroit Lions graduated from the exclusively female Vassar College in 1946 and then sailed to Europe to embark on a continental tour (...)

Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer celebrates scoring against Kilkenny in the All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

I have, of late, been reading quite a bit of George Plimpton, and his various misadventures in the world of professional sports. For anyone who has se(...)

Dallas Cowboys’ Dez Bryant waits for a replay of his spectacular catch late in the fourth quarter against Green Bay Packers. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Image.

In America, they love to give seminal sporting moments these pseudo-historic titles. The Ice Bowl. The Drive. The Fumble. The shot heard round the wor(...)

 Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo passes the ball against the Detroit Lions in the second half of the NFL wild card playoff game between the Lions and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium (Photograph: EPA/LARRY W. SMITH)

Tony Romo engineered a stirring second-half comeback to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a nail-biting 24-20 NFC wildcard win over the Detroit Lions and a t(...)

 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(...)

Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford was the last surviving grandchild of Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company. Photograph: Rebecca Cook/Reuters

William Clay Ford senior, the last surviving grandchild of Ford Motor company founder Henry Ford, died on Sunday at age 88, the company said. (...)

Carolina Panthers’ Greg Hardy closes in on  Drew Brees (No 9) of the New Orleans Saints during the clash at the America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals all clinched play-off spots as the National Football League playoff picture came in(...)