The Jacksonville Roar cheerleaders on balancing jobs, sisterhood & supporting the Jaguars

A football flies through the air, hurtled from the hand of quarterback Blake Bortles. 'Jaguars on three' comes the shout from the huddle as the offense and defence prepare to scrimmage at the Allianz Park. It's bitingly cold throughout practice. Frosted breath escapes into the atmosphere. The players don team-branded hoodies

Jacksonville Jaguars sixth trip to London could be their most important yet

Jacksonville Jaguars (3-4) will play their sixth game across the pond on Sunday against the Super Bowl champions, Philadelphia Eagles, also with a 3-4 record. The Florida-based franchise have won their previous three games in London and will be hoping the familiarity of playing this side of the Atlantic will give

Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders: Jon Gruden & Pete Carroll on form, improvement & adapting to London

The first of three NFL games in London kicks off Sunday 14th October, as the 1-4 Oakland Raiders meet the 2-3 Seattle Seahawks at Wembley Stadium. While the second coming of Jon Gruden — he was initially Raiders head coach from 1998 to 2001 — has not yet resulted in the smooth revival

“Channels like Fox News continually obscure the message in order to enrage the President’s followers”: Conor Orr on diversity in the NFL, the ‘anthem issue’ and its political effects

I’m sure that there was a time when covering the NFL was a much more straightforward job than it is now. But with the recent subtle social, and political changes in the USA, the NFL has had to evolve. In the last few years, the NFL has seen an openly gay

“It felt good to have those apologies”: Gay college football player Darrion McAlister on opening up to teammates, the reaction to coming out and playing football as an openly gay man

Any individual struggling with their own sexuality faces a number of challenges. Firstly accepting yourself for who you are and then secondly deciding what to do once you have arrived at this decision. So imagine having to contemplate all of this, and then having to worry about whether your own teammates

Donald Trump, the NFL and the Philadelphia Eagles: a sport brought to the brink by politics

In the words of former U.S. speed-skater Eric Heiden, "sports and politics don't mix.”  But during the time that Donald Trump has been United States President, we’ve seen players called “son’s of b*****s” by Trump, players filing lawsuits against the league over allegations of collusion and new rules implemented by the

NFL reminds us they don’t care about their players, or racial injustice

The NFL announced today players must stand and "show respect" during the National Anthem. The owners of the National Football League have revealed their solution to player protests, which have become a massive national (and international) debate in the last year and a half. This issue is perhaps the most daunting

From England Sevens to the Atlanta Falcons: Alex Gray is a different kind of NFL rookie

"You have to be willing to sacrifice who you are right now for who you want to become."  Alex Gray is an enigma of the National Football League. Coming off his first season with the Atlanta Falcons, he's taken a phenomenal leap of faith. After a successful eight-year professional rugby career,