Malcolm Jenkins of the Philadelphia Eagles raises his fist during the national anthem as Chris Long puts his hand on his shoulder. Photograph: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The NFL’s 2018 season began in earnest Thursday with the first full slate of exhibition games, and the question that had dogged the league all summer (...)

Wide receiver Doug Baldwin  of the Seattle Seahawks tries to reach out for a touchdown but the play was reversed and set back to the one-yard line. Photograph: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

Last week, with the Seattle Seahawks weakened by injuries and the NFL’s best team coming to town, Seahawks linebacker KJ Wright uttered the phrase tha(...)

 Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant celebrates a  touchdown against the Washington Redskins. Going into last weekend, TV audiences had declined by 15 per cent compared to 2015. Photo: Ray Carlin/ Getty Images

In the waning hours of the presidential election campaign, Donald Trump took time out from discussing matters of greater import to talk NFL. Unlike (...)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates after the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Patriots won 28-24. Photograph: David J. Phillip/AFP

Through his childhood, Tom Brady considered Joe Montana his idol, and on Sunday he equaled the Hall of Fame quarterback with four Super Bowl wins t(...)

Tiger Woods recovered slightly from a poor start in the Phoenix Open to finish two over after his opening round, nine shots off the lead of Ryan Palmer. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods had to battle back from a tough start to his first round of 2015 as fellow American Ryan Palmer led the Waste Management Phoenix Open afte(...)

Richard Sherman says NFL’s investigation is meaningless. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

With the arrival of the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Super Bowl week was officially underway but the spotlight remained on the mystery of the under-inf(...)

Seattle Seahawks reach for the Vince Lombardi Trophy after  defeating the Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl XLVIII at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, last night. Photograph: EPA/Tannen Maury

Seattle Seahawks 43 Denver Broncos 8 The Seattle Seahawks’ ferocious defence shut down the Denver Broncos and record-setting quarterback Peyton(...)

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is mobbed by media during a press conference ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII      in Newark, New Jersey. Photograph: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

The rivalry between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks heated up on Thursday as Peyton Manning entered into a war of words with Richard Sherman. (...)