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

“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

LGBTQ in sport: A colourful future

Although Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual and Queer (LGBTQ) people have long had a presence in sport that presence has evolved significantly in recent times. Jose Bourbon, Matthew Bowers, Louis Olvera and James Pike look at the status of LGBTQ acceptance and inclusion across sport in the U.K. and beyond.   Gay