Christian Heyne, who lost his mother to gun violence, urges Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell to legislate on background checks. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

There were tentative signs yesterday [Wednesday] that Congress was considering new measures on gun control, as the fall-out from two back-to-back mass(...)

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Photograph: Rachel Mummey/The New York Times, Mark Felix/The New York Times

Joe Biden on Wednesday will face rival Kamala Harris in a highly anticipated rematch after a searing confrontation during last month’s presidential de(...)

Members of the Philadelphia Eagles stand for the national anthem before they’re NFL meeting with Atlanta Falcons. Photo: Mike Segar/Reuters

Nowhere was the galvanising capacity of sport, the inimitable way a team can bring together strangers, regardless of race or gender or socio-economic (...)

Donald Trump: “Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!)

US president Donald Trump followed up his scathing comments about protesting NFL players by withdrawing an invitation to NBA champions the Golden Stat(...)

Seattle’s Michael Bennett (right), who sat out the US anthem on Sunday, with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2016. Kaepernick has yet to be signed since his anthem protest. Photograph: Steve Dykes/Getty Images.

The day after Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat out the national anthem, his former team-mate Michael Bennett has followed his lead. Th(...)

 Eli Harold (left), Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to their NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals  in Santa Clara, California, last October. Photograph: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Colin Kaepernick’s hopes of playing in the NFL again have been hurt by Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, according to a report. ESPN’s Dianna R(...)

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 (...)