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Tom Brady has helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the NFC Championship game in his first year at the franchise. Photograph:  Patrick Smith/Getty Images

They are expecting snow showers and bitterly cold playing conditions of minus two in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Sunday evening. Lambeau Field is one of t(...)

Trump supporter Richard Barnett inside the office of US house speaker Nancy Pelosi after rioters stormed the Capitol in Washington, DC on Wednesday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

From television reports the US president, watching it unfold from the safety of the White House, seemed as self-satisfied as Richard “Bigo” Barnett fr(...)

 A memorial for NFL legend Junior Seau in San Diego, California. File photograph: Getty Images

Cautionary tale Junior Seau was the epitome of an NFL linebacker. A 12-time Pro Bowler for the Chargers, the Dolphins and the Patriots, Seau is the c(...)

Former England rugby player Steve Thompson cannot now remember a World Cup in which he played and won in 2003. Photograph: Dave Hunt/EPA

This week’s news of a group law suit to be taken by over 70 former rugby players suffering from the life-changing effects of concussion had come to se(...)

Ireland v Georgia: The scrums were shambolic and referee Mathieu Raynal penalised incessantly, without ever changing player behaviour.  Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

The Aviva Stadium saw a poor, grim performance by Ireland, way, way below their international Tier One status. Very hard to watch. Georgia can be more(...)

Kim Ng started out as an intern for the Chicago White Sox more than 30 years ago. Photograph: Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images

“This challenge is one I don’t take lightly,” said Kim Ng, following last Friday’s announcement of her hiring as general manager for the Miami Marlins(...)

Natalie Achonwa: ‘Being part of a league that’s 80 per cent black women is how my desire and use of my platform has changed, especially now.’ Photograph: Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Natalie Achonwa is not your average Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) star. Playing with Indiana Fever and, at the time of our conversati(...)

Johnny Sexton was clearly displeased to be substituted with ten minutes to go in the defeat to France in Paris. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Les misérables defeat at Stade de France will fester alongside a label that is beginning to stick. Ireland hardly need reminding that their last subst(...)

Clare’s Tony Kelly and Gearóid Hegarty of Limerick in the Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final at Semple Stadium last Sunday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As I watched the NFL on Sunday evening and as players from the Chiefs and Broncos bounced off each other in the snowy Denver stadium, the penny droppe(...)

LeBron James and his Los Angeles Lakers team-mates take a knee while wearing Black Lives Matter T-shirts ahead of a game against the LA Clippers at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex  in Lake Buena Vista, Florida back in July. Photograph:  Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Game five of the NBA finals took place as most people on this side of the Atlantic slept. If the NBA finals series between the Los Angeles Lakers and (...)

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