A Peloton bike: the company’s recent advertisement sparked considerable disquiet. Photograph: The New York Times

When an advertisement in which a young mother downs a gin cocktail in one long swallow gets a friendlier reception than one in which she exercises on (...)

 Colin Kaepernick looks to make a pass during a private NFL workout held at Charles R Drew high school  in Riverdale, Georgia.  Photograph:  Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Colin Kaepernick’s NFL exile looks set to continue for the foreseeable future with reports emerging that none of the league’s 32 teams have reached ou(...)

Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers, and teammates  Eli Harold and Eric Reid, take a knee during the US national anthem in 2016. Photograph: Getty Images

Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback who for nearly three years has struggled to resume his NFL career after kneeling during the national anthem to prot(...)

Jaelene Hinkle:  “If I never get another national team call-up again then that’s just a part of His plan, and that’s okay.”  Photograph: Diego Diaz//Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The curious case of Jaelene Hinkle. In June, 2017, she was called into the USA women’s squad ahead of a two-match tour of Scandinavia. With eight ful(...)

Allyson Felix: When she went on maternity leave from the track, Nike wanted to pay her 70 per cent less than before. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty

Here’s the thing with Nike: it is most comfortable when there is discomfort. The company doesn’t care what the public thinks, they don’t care what the(...)

 Eli Harold, Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the anthem in 2016. Photograph: Getty Images

Colin Kaepernick’s settlement with the NFL over allegations he was blackballed from the league earned him and former teammate Eric Reid less than $10m(...)

A Colin Kaepernick Nike advert shown in New York City. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty

The NFL and attorneys for Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid jointly announced on Friday afternoon they have settled a complaint of collusion by the playe(...)

Liam Neeson:   the actor said in a subsequent TV interview for ABC that “you sometimes just scratch the surface and you discover this racism and bigotry and it’s there”. He should have known that for black people the surface is their own flayed skins. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

Images have been rising from the depths of America’s consciousness like swamp creatures in a 1950s B-movie. They are ugly, violent and all about race.(...)

Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs during the Super Bowl. ‘Why is it okay to see Adam Levine’s boobs and not Janet Jackson’s?’ asked Twitter. Photograph: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Once upon a time, the Super Bowl halftime show consisted of little more than marching bands and drill teams. It then became a coveted platform for som(...)

The Super Bowl will take place at the  Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Photograph: Mike Sega/Reuters

For Americans, it’s the biggest sporting event of the year. For much of the rest of the world it’s an excuse to stay up past bedtime with 17 Wikipedia(...)

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