Baker Mayfield of the Oklahoma Sooners tries on the Golden Hat Trophy after a win over the Texas Longhorns in October. Photograph: Richard W Rodriguez/Getty Images

At a ceremony in New York this Saturday night, Oklahoma Sooners’ quarterback Baker Mayfield will lift the storied Heisman Trophy and be named college (...)

Clubs take a bizarrely comprehensive approach each April when trying to figure out which of the best college prospects may be able to cut it in the more demanding professional game. Photograph:  Chris Trotman/Getty Images

Pat McInally played 10 seasons in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals, seeing service as both a punter and a wide receiver, but his footnote in sporti(...)

Johnny Manziel’s contrite public statements  indicate he may just have started to realise how much he has squandered in his career. Photograph: Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

Scenes from the hectic life of Johnny Manziel. After a report implied the erstwhile NFL quarterback would be charging $50 for selfies as part of some (...)

Paul DePodesta has excelled is at harvesting the reams of information now available to coaches and scouts. Photograph:  Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

In 2002, Professor David Romer, an economist at the University of California, Berkeley, wrote an academic paper for the Journal of Political Economy (...)

Quarterback Jameis Winston of Florida State University has been accused of rape by a fellow student. Photograph: Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Jameis Winston might be the most talented quarterback available in the forthcoming NFL Draft. He may well turn into the type of break-out star whose g(...)

Building materials group CRH closed down 2.75 per cent at €20.50 despite positive indicators from US construction markets

European stocks slid, completing their first weekly decline since January, as Russia’s threat to cut off Ukraine’(...)