Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers runs for a 20-yard gain in the fourth quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Photograph: Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Cam Newton’s nine carries brought 86 yards and a touchdown as the Carolina Panthers hit back from an early deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 20-17(...)

Demonstrators rally outside the NFL owners meeting in New York City. Photo: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

After a tumultuous month of hearing from the US president and some football fans who are angry at players who do not stand for the national anthem, th(...)

Greg Hardy of the Dallas Cowboys: the NFL suspended the player for 10 games (reduced to four on appeal) after Nicole Holder said he had assaulted her. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Some of the Philadelphia Eagles said they took pleasure in putting particular venom into their hits on Dallas Cowboys star Greg Hardy on Sunday after (...)

Michael Sam during pre-game workouts for the St Louis Rams in Miami. Photograph: Marc Serota/Getty Images

At one stage during the never-ending build-up to an NFL season that finally kicks off tonight, ESPN went live to the St Louis Rams’ training camp. On-(...)