• 2021 FIA Formula One World Champion Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium of the Yas Marina Circuit after the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on 12 December 2021. Picture: ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP

    Verstappen and Thompson-Herah win Laureus awards

    Dutchman Verstappen, who won the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix earlier Sunday, follows Rafael Nadal who won the men's award last year and his great rival Lewis Hamilton, who shared the men's prize with Lionel Messi in 2020.

  • FILE: In this file photo taken on February 05, 2017, Tom Brady of the New England Patriots holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime during Super Bowl 51 in Houston, Texas. Picture: Timothy A. Clary / AFP

    Tom Brady un-retires, says he will return to NFL's Bucs

    Brady won six titles in 20 seasons with the New England Patriots then moved the Bucs in 2020 and led them to a championship. But Tampa Bay lost to the eventual champion Los Angeles Rams in January in the playoffs and Brady announced his retirement last month.

  • FILE: In this file photo taken on February 05, 2017, Tom Brady of the New England Patriots holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime during Super Bowl 51 in Houston, Texas. Picture: Timothy A. Clary / AFP

    Sports world hails 'G.O.A.T' Brady

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl winner and holder of a slew of records that may never be beaten, confirmed his retirement in a post on Instagram.

  • Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts with teammates late in the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on 7 February 2021 in Tampa, Florida. Picture: Mike Ehrmann/AFP

    NFL star Tom Brady confirms retirement

    The 44-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers superstar, widely regarded as the greatest quarterback in history, made the announcement in a post on Instagram.

  • Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts with teammates late in the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on 7 February 2021 in Tampa, Florida. Picture: Mike Ehrmann/AFP

    Brady says he is still mulling over his NFL future

    Brady said plans for a quiet weekend at home with the family watching the NFL playoffs was shattered when reports came out Saturday that he would retire after 22 seasons and seven Super Bowl rings.