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US labor board quashes college sport union bid

US authorities on Monday dismissed a bid by American football players at Northwestern University who had been seeking to form a union, overturning an earlier ruling which could have revolutionized college sports. 

Seattle`s pitch imperfect angers Louis van Gaal

Seattle`s pitch imperfect angers Louis van Gaal

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal slammed the converted American football pitch his team was forced to play on Friday as they launched their US tour with a 1-0 win over Club America of Mexico. 

Tottenham, NFL in 10-year deal for London games

Tottenham, NFL in 10-year deal for London games

A minimum of two NFL games per year will be played at Tottenham`s new state-of-the-art stadium under a 10-year-deal agreed between the English Premier League club and American football chiefs, it was confirmed Wednesday.

NFL Draft picks briefed on domestic violence, sex crimes

NFL Draft picks briefed on domestic violence, sex crimes

The NFL Draft gets under way on Thursday with the next generation of American football stars undergoing mandatory domestic violence and sexual assault education prior to the event for the first time in history.

'Murder convicted' Aaron Hernandez placed on 'suicide watch': Report

'Murder convicted' Aaron Hernandez placed on 'suicide watch': Report

American football player Aaron Hernandez, who was sentenced this week to life in prison without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of first-degree murder, has reportedly been placed on suicide watch at his Massachusetts prison.

Ex-NFL star Hernandez gets life in prison for 2013 killing

Ex-NFL star Hernandez gets life in prison for 2013 killing

Former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering an acquaintance in an industrial park near his Massachusetts home, concluding the first of two murder trials he faces this year.

One football season can affect brain of young players

One football season can affect brain of young players

Even playing a solitary season of American football could lead to abnormalities in the brain structure of youth, that too without suffering a concussion, says a new research.

There`s no racism in football, says Jose Mourinho

There`s no racism in football, says Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho claimed on Friday that there is "no racism in football" after being asked to comment on the relative paucity of black managers in the English game.

Open resistance to black managers in English soccer: Jason Roberts

Open resistance to black managers in English soccer: Jason Roberts

There are now fewer black managers in English soccer than there were a year ago and they are finding it harder than ever to get jobs in football, according to former player Jason Roberts.

Hernandez pleads not guilty to double-murder charges

American football star Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty to two first degree murder charges during a court appearance on Wednesday.

Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer dead at 85

Malcolm Glazer, the controversial American owner of English Premier League giants Manchester United, died Wednesday. He was 85.

Lawmaker urges hearing on `derogatory` Redskins name

A veteran US lawmaker Friday called for a congressional hearing on the Washington Redskins name, arguing such action could serve as a "catalyst" to rid American football of a term regarded as overtly racist by many.

Hockey looks to basketball for sport appeal

Hockey games will be cut by 10 minutes to four 15 minute quarters in a bid to step up the sport`s fan appeal, the international federation announced.

Probe finds three Dolphins harassed teammates

Three Miami Dolphins players repeatedly harassed teammates and a Japanese-born assistant trainer, according to an independent investigation into bullying allegations and workplace misconduct released Friday by the National Football League.

Super Bowl Sunday brings America to standstill

America came to a virtual standstill Sunday to watch the year`s biggest sporting event - Super Bowl, a game of American style football - much like the sub-continent does to watch a cricket match between India and Pakistan.

Seahawks support tight-lipped Lynch

Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch is nicknamed "Beast Mode" when it comes to playing American football, but when it comes to talking about Sunday`s Super Bowl, he`s in "Least Mode."

Super Bowl Canadian, Alaskan don`t fret cold game

Seattle punter Jon Ryan and Denver offensive guard Chris Kuper, the Super Bowl 48 players from the coldest climes, laugh at the idea it will be oppressively chilly on game day.

NFL: Tebow heads for TV booth after no club deal

Tim Tebow, once a National Football League phenomenon as a quarterback, has signed a deal to become a television analyst after failing to land with a team this season.

NFL: Broncos will have Welker back for playoffs

Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker has recovered from a concussion and cleared to play by doctors in the upcoming NFL playoffs, Broncos coach John Fox said Monday.

NFL: League says refs` blunder helped Chargers make playoffs

An officiating blunder helped decide the final American Conference playoff spot, the NFL admitted in a statement Monday.