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Carl Nassib is on track to become the first openly gay player to play in a regular-season game. File photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

Carl Nassib has become the first active NFL player to come out as gay, making the announcement in a video posted to Instagram on Monday. “I’m at my h(...)

 Tiger Woods listens while US president Donald Trump speaks during a presidential medal of freedom ceremony in the Rose Garden in  May, 2019. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump has always placed substantial value on sports as an inextricable stripe of American life and bought in accordingly. He owned a team in th(...)

Dwayne Wade was an NBA rookie when he ran into Allen Iverson at a Puerto Rico casino. Any nervousness at meeting one of his heroes was quickly assuage(...)

Alex Okafor of the Kansas City Chiefs takes a knee during the national anthem at Arrowhead Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

After an offseason of social and political turmoil, NFL players made it clear on the night of the season opener that they would continue to shine a li(...)

Adrian Peterson of the Washington Redskins runs the ball against the Dallas Cowboys during a game  at the AT&T stadium in Arlington, Texas. Photograph: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The Washington Redskins have announced a “thorough review” of the team’s name in the face of mounting pressure from anti-racism groups and sponsors. (...)

Megan Rapinoe takes the knee during the national anthem ahead of a game against Thailand in September 2016. Photograph: Jamie Sabau/Getty

Major League Soccer said on Tuesday it would make no changes to its longstanding policy of supporting peaceful protests by players or staff during the(...)

 Daniel Leo, the former Samoan lock: “I’ve been contacted by four or five high-profile players, in the prime of their careers, Wallabies and current All Blacks, who have said ‘My heart wants to play for my Pacific Island nation – when is that going to happen?’” Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty

Rugby is a cosy cartel. Always has been and recent events suggest it always will be. We are talking about the pandemic and about Bill Beaumont’s re-(...)

Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick, then of the San Francisco 49ers, kneel during the national anthem in October 2016. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty

If the NFL thought the debate on peaceful protests was over, it was mistaken. Last week, amid widespread protests over police brutality against black(...)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a video statement during which he stated that the league was wrong in its past attempts to try to silence player’s peaceful protests. Photograph: EPA

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has admitted the league has been at fault for not listening to its players denouncing racism. The United States is cur(...)

The NFL’s only concession to the coronavirus is its rescheduling to the US of its five planned international games — four in London and one in Mexico City. Photograph: PA

The NFL has released its fixture list for 2020-21, with the season currently set to start at its usual scheduled time despite the coronavirus pandemic(...)

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