New England Patriots quarter-back Tom Brady throwing an interception to the Tennessee Titans for a touchdown in the final seconds of their AFC wild card playoff game at Gillette Stadium, Massachusetts. Photograph:  EPA/John Cetrino

With nine seconds left in what might have been his last game as a New England Patriot, Tom Brady was still trying to figure out what went wrong. A mom(...)

 New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman rolls over after making a two-point conversion during the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Saturday night. Photograph: CJ Gunther/EPA

An instant after a violent collision on Saturday evening in the pivotal, hard-fought game between New England and Buffalo, Patriots wide receiver Juli(...)

Goldman Sachs at the New York Stock Exchange: Goldman and BAML were among banks that lent Tottenham Hotspur €455 million in May to help finance a new 61,500-seat stadium in London. Photograph: Reuters

US banks that have carved out a lucrative niche financing the construction and renovation of sports stadiums are making a push into Europe, signing a (...)

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez listens as prosecution witness Alexander Bradley testifies at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts in 2015. Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters

On a gloomy late spring morning in 2013, Aaron Hernandez gave his final football interview. It came at the end of a mini-camp practice on the day the (...)

Aaron Rodgers will face a ferocious Seattle defence that led the NFL in fewest points allowed per game. Photograph:  Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Four months after the Seattle Seahawks routed the Green Bay Packers in the NFL’s season opener, the NFC powerhouses will go at it again, this time wit(...)