A tribute to the 96 fans who died during the Hillsborough disaster, outside the ground today before the Sky Bet Championship match at Hillsborough, Sheffield. Photograph: PA Wire

Kick-off delays in English football today were to form part of tributes to those killed in the Hillsborough disaster, the 25th anniversary of w(...)

FC United fans during an FA Cup game against Brighton at Gigg Lane. The club will move into their own 5,000-capacity stadium in Moston, north Manchester in September. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

The joy of sport was written all across Mancunian faces celebrating a vital victory in the north- east last Saturday. At St James’ Park,(...)

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers resolutely believes his preferred way of doing things is making the club better for the long term. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers shrugged off the pressure of hunting down the club’s first league title in 24 years ahead of Sunday’s crucial(...)

Gerry Gannon:  returning to build new homes for the first time since the market crashed in 2008.

Three of Ireland’s biggest Celtic Tiger-era property developers are returning to build new homes for the first time since the market crashed in(...)

Bids for sports shop chain Elverys include one from its management, headed by managing director Peter Rowland. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The management of sports shop chain Elverys looks most likely to win a battle to buy it out of examinership, according to w(...)

Alan Pardew received the toughest managerial punishment in Premier League history yesterday but still emerged from a English Football(...)

Alan Pardew has responded angrily to suggestions that his head-butt at Hull City should have resulted in his sacking. The Newcastle Unite(...)

Investors continud to react positively to the announcement that Dragon Oil expects to drill 14-16 wells this year
Dragon Oil lifts Iseq index higher

European shares were little changed today, having retreated earlier in the day as steel pipe makers Tenaris and Vallourec slid 4.5 per cent aft(...)

Mike Ashley recently let it be known that Sports Direct, the company he controls, had offered 25 per cent more for Elverys. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

UK retailer Sports Direct, which has been seeking to be allowed into the bidding process for the Elverys Sports chain, saw shares rise sharply (...)

Chelsea manager   Jose Mourinho still playing down his side’s title chances. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/EPA

Manchester City are still favourites to win the Premier League and are the “Jaguar” car in the title race, according to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho(...)

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