Tiger Woods after winning the 2019 Masters. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Tiger Woods ended an 11-year major championship drought with victory at The Masters on Sunday, but how does that comeback compare to the best sportin(...)

Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson of the Miami Dolphins sit on the bench during the playing of the national anthem. Photograph: Getty Images

Reigning NFL MVP Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes as New England Patriots opened the season with a 27-20 win over Houston Texans. Brady connect(...)

 Cincinnati Bengals  tightend Tyler Kroft  catches a touchdown in the first quarter against Kamalei Correa  of the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The Buffalo Bills are heading to the AFC playoffs for the first time since 1999 after Baltimore dramatically blew the chance to seal their post-season(...)

  Carolina Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess  catches a touchdown pass in front of New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

By now, the NFL should know that the New England Patriots treat the first month of the season like an extended training camp. Of course the Pats try t(...)

The New England Patriots  take to the field   before the start of Super Bowl LI: Lady Gaga’s half-time performance drew 117.5 million viewers. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

Tom Brady? Overtime? An incredible Super Bowl comeback? All the ingredients were there for a Super Bowl ratings bonanza. But viewership figures for th(...)

Superbowl MVP Von Miller  of the Denver Broncos strips the ball from Carolina Panthers’ quarterback  Cam Newton  in the fourth quarter   at Levi’s Stadium  in Santa Clara, California. Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Denver Broncos 24 Carolina Panthers 10 Peyton Manning did warn us that this might be his last rodeo. But even he could not have known how apt an anal(...)

Actor Willem Dafoe in a scene from a Snickers Super Bowl 50 spot. Super Bowl 50, between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, will be played Sunday

From Willem Dafoe in drag to an unlikely Helen Mirren necking a Budwesier, this year’s edition of the Super Bowl - the biggest day in US sports - is p(...)

Derek O’Connor riding Gurteen to victory at Leopardstown. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

As the lads alighted Barney’s bone-shaker at the gates to Leopardstown on Monday, Vinny Fitzpatrick did his customary head count and identified a post(...)

Quarterback Brock Osweiler of the Denver Broncos: made a winning start in relief of quarterback Peyton Manning as the Broncos beat the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field  in Chicago.  Photograph: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Brock Osweiler made a winning start in relief of quarterback Peyton Manning as the Denver Broncos moved to an 8-2 win-loss record and resumed their pa(...)

Everton’s predicament this season has been bothering Vinny. Seamus Coleman has been a wonder going forward but if Vinny was in charge he’d remind him of his primary duty – defending. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire.

The walk along the Clontarf promenade from the wooden bridge to the garda station and back measured six kilometres, for which Vinny Fitzpatrick’s pers(...)

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