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American actor Burt Reynolds holds a helmet while standing in a ‘Mean Machine’ football jersey in a still from the film, The Longest Yard, directed by Robert Aldrich, 1974. Photo: Paramount Pictures/Courtesy of Getty Images

Burt Reynolds loved to tell a story about the making of Semi-Tough, the 1977 movie in which he played the fictional NFL quarterback Billy Clyde Pucket(...)

Billboard displays Colin Kaepernick on the roof of the Nike store in San Francisco: 'Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.' Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty

Thursday was a key date in the American calendar – the start of the National Football League season. At a packed game in Philadelphia, the Atlanta Fa(...)

US president Donald Trump has criticised Nike Inc for its new advertising campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback who sparked controv(...)

Nike dropped 2.7 per cent as the company faced backlash over its choice of Colin Kaepernick, the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem as a protest against racism, as a face for the 30th anniversary of its ‘Just Do It’ slogan. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Global stocks fell on the second trading day of September with rising trade uncertainties still playing on the minds of investors. US stocks dipped (...)

Sean O’Conner, co-founder and COO of StatSports. Photograph: The Irish Times/James Forde

Talk to any company bigwig and they’ll happily bang on about how the staff make their business. Some of them even believe it. Few speak about it with (...)

 Jimmy Garoppolo: “Even social media, I’m not out there a ton. But my life’s looked at differently. I’m under a microscope.”  Photo: by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

As August beckons each year, America grows tired of yawning at eternal baseball games and turns its eyes towards the more violent charms of the NFL, t(...)

Donegal’s  Katy Herron in action against Deirdre Kearney of Kerry during the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Senior Championship qualifier  at Dr Hyde Park in Roscommon. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Donegal manager Maxi Curran says his side are determined to take on and front up against the very best as the Ulster champions aim for their first Bre(...)

GVC Holdings is in “advanced talks” to form a joint venture with MGM Resorts to give both partners a foothold in what is forecast to grow into a multibillion-dollar sector

Rebecca Smithers The UK owner of bookmakers Ladbrokes and Coral is likely to seal a $200 million (€172 million) tie-up with the world’s biggest casin(...)

It’ll take you up to the best part of €2,000 a year just to watch your mixture  of sport. Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA

Here’s an exercise. Let’s say you’re starting from scratch. Clean slate, new life, new you. All you want is an agreeable pile of bricks somewhere, a (...)

Papa John’s founder  John Schnatter  in Indianapolis, Indiana, in May 2015. File photograph: Michael Hickey/Getty Images

In the small Indiana town of Jeffersonville, Nachand Fieldhouse was a landmark. Originally built as a high school gym, it evolved over 80 years into t(...)

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