Catching up on Christmas shopping while school is out

No school traffic Students and parents aside, commuters in general were left to revel in the absence of the customary rush-hour gridlock around schoo(...)

The class of 92 team during an organised pre-season friendly at the AJ Bell Stadium, Salford last year. Photograph: Dave Howarth/PA Archive

Salford City had previously been known, at best in many quarters for an appearance on BBC’s “Road to Wembley” feature in 1990, that being their first(...)

Cork’s Alan Cadogan and Paddy Stapleton of Tipperary clash in yesterday’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A testing Sunday, that. From Croke Park to Stade Jean Bouin to Croke Park to Stade Jean Bouin and back again, and as ever you end up addled, half hear(...)

TalkSport has the exclusive rights to provide official live commentary on all 380 English Premier League matches in any language to listeners around the world, excluding the UK and Republic of Ireland. Photograph: PA

UTV Media’s radio station TalkSport has extended its agreement with the English Premier League for the global audio rights to football matches until 2(...)

Setanta’s Brian Quinn: Setanta has “a good relationship with BT”, he says, and “we would like that relationship to continue”

Setanta Sports is celebrating its 10th anniversary today, two days ahead of the start of the new English Premier League season, and like most Premier (...)

Celtic Manager Neil Lennon waves to fans following a Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow.  Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

Neil Lennon has parted company with Scottish Premiership champions Celtic, his agent has confirmed. Martin Reilly — who represents the Northern Irishm(...)

Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs sitting in the dug out with Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt during the match against Norwich

If you have Liverpool and Munster tattooed on your heart, you probably microwaved your remote control for dinner after an especially painful da(...)

Former Republic of Ireland manager Chris Hughton has been sacked by Premier League strugglers Norwich City

Norwich have sacked manager Chris Hughton and his backroom staff after back-to-back defeats left them in a relegation dogfight in the English P(...)

Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates Raheem Sterling’s goal against Southampton  at St Mary’s Stadium. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

Liverpool owner John Henry has reportedly admitted Luis Suarez did have a £40m buyout clause but that the club simply refused to sell the playe(...)

Shayne Graham (3) of the New Orleans Saints kicks a 32-yard game winning field goal to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles in their NFC Wild Card Play-off game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 4th, 2014 in Philadelphia. The New Orleans Saints defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 26-24. Photograph:  Al Bello/Getty Images

The New Orleans Saints snapped a road jinx with their play-off win last week in Philadelphia but face the NFL’s ultimate travel test in their division(...)