Philip Rivers: played his final game of a long career for the   Indianapolis Colts in their defeat to  the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium  in Orchard Park, New York. Photograph:  Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

Philip Rivers, one of the most prolific quarterbacks of the modern NFL era, has announced his retirement after 17 seasons in the league. “I can sit h(...)

GAA Ard Stiúrthóir Tom Ryan speaking at the GAA Congress in Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

Football’s new back-pass rule will be in force for this year’s provincial and All-Ireland championships. The decision to implement almost immediately (...)

Tom Gray: “We’ve a lot guys who are doing exams, mock exams, we have freshers in college and to push a competition back into this time of year was short-sighted in the extreme.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin under-20 manager Tom Gray has claimed the decision to bring forward the underage football championship to early spring this year was “myopic” a(...)

Mattie Kenny:  “There’s no point getting concerned or upset about it, that’s the way it is and these are pre-season games and you’ve just got to take them for that.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A fortnight out from a trip to Kilkenny in the Allianz Hurling League, you’d imagine Dublin manager Mattie Kenny would view a Walsh Cup semi-final aga(...)