Crystal Palace protest against ticket prices during their FA Cup match with Liverpool. The Anfield club will follow suit on Sunday with a banner saying “£NOUGH IS £NOUGH”. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

The match will be hyped as a colossal contest with decisive implications for the league title and Champions League places and as such the atmosphere s(...)

Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke arrives for a meeting in Doha  with the Fifa taskforce, including officials from football’s global governing body, top leagues and players’ representatives, to discuss moving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter due to scorching summer temperatures in the Gulf state. Photograph: Getty Images

There have been a few unexpected twists and turns in the whole saga of Qatar’s bid to stage the 2022 World Cup but, to be fair, the announcement th(...)

 Sky, 39 per cent owned by Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox and synonymous with top-level English soccer,  says it will  pay for the new contract by finding savings elsewhere and setting limited price rises for customers. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Britain’s dominant pay-TV firm Sky is counting the cost of its record bid to retain the rights for top-flight English soccer, with a falling share pri(...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013. 2:03

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)

Volatile currency swings negatively impacted revenue at BT group’s Irish subsidiary to the tune of £6 million (€7.9 million), the company’s latest qua(...)

Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels doesn’t seem to interested in transfer talk. Photograph: Marius Becker/EPA

Borussia Dortmund’s battle to avoid relegation will not be derailed by constant transfer talk regarding top players leaving the Bundesliga club, defen(...)

All-German Champions League final 2013, Borussia Dortmund v FC Bayern Muenchen. Photograph: Martin Rose/Getty Images

The Bundesliga posted record turnover of €2.45 billion euros for 2013/14, up by more than 12 per cent, marking uninterrupted growth for the 10th strai(...)

Jockey Brian Hughes celebrates onboard Katie T after winning the BoyleSports Hurdle. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Spirits were high at Leopardstown yesterday, not least after the BoyleSports Handicap Chase which was won by 6-1 chance Foxrock, almost making up for (...)

Fernando Torres’ Chelsea career is officially over after the Premier League leaders announced he is to make his loan move to AC Milan permanent next month. Photograph: John Walton/PA

Spain forward Fernando Torres’ loan move from Chelsea to AC Milan will become a permanent transfer next month, the English Premier League club said on(...)

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(...)