Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola lifts the trophy as they celebrate winning the Premier League. The league has become increasingly concerned at the rise in the number of people in Ireland using free or cheaper illegal web-based sports TV services. File photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

The English Premier League has lodged proceedings in the High Court in a bid to block the illegal viewing of its football matches by tens of thousands(...)

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba.The team  finished this season in  sixth place, outside the qualification places for next season’s Champions League. Photograph: Reuters/Andrew Yates

Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has pledged a return to winning ways following a “turbulent season” for the Premier League tea(...)

Dundalk’s Michael Duffy and Cork City’s Conor McCarthy compete for the ball during Saturday’s President’s Cup clash at Turner’s Cross. Photo: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

A new season of the SSE Airtricity League of Ireland kicks off on Friday. The prospect means little to most of us. Indifference is mainly the lot of I(...)

Livingston’s Steven Lawless vies with Celtic’s Kieran Tierney during a recent Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match. Photograph: Graham Stuart/PA Wire.

Irishman Mickey O’Rourke has netted the UK and Ireland rights to the Betfred Cup in Scotland for the next five years, via his company Premier Sports. (...)

Protests on the streets of London. At the time of writing, no one knows what’s going on regarding Brexit, a statement that is, to be fair, quite likely to still apply at the time of reading too. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

In numbers: More shares, Gromit? 140 Employees of animation studio Aardman, makers of Wallace & Gromit, who will share in a 75 per cent stake in(...)

Tiger Woods will play Phil Mickelson in a winner-take-all $9 million match-play event on November 23rd in Las Vegas. Photograph: EPA/Tannen Maury
When the final whistle blows

The rewards of a successful sporting career at the top level are well-known. English Premier League footballers can earn hundreds of thousands of euro(...)

A passenger bus drives past an advertising poster for an underwear brand, showing a picture of Cristiano Ronaldo in downtown Rome. Ronaldo faces rape allegations after US police re-opened an investigation into claims by former American model Kathryn Mayorga that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in June 2009. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/Getty Images

When the #MeToo movement began, it brought down Hollywood’s most powerful man in Harvey Weinstein and enabled other women to come out and tell their t(...)

Comcast’s Philadelphia headquarters: the US media giant has won an auction to formally bid for Sky. Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP

They could make a movie out of it. They could make a whole series. After years of chasing full ownership of a “crown jewel” long associated with his n(...)

In the era of sugar taxes, the weight of Coke’s marketing spend is set to shift further away from the classic variant. Photograph: Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images

How the fashions change. There was a time, not so long ago, when it would have been unthinkable for Coca-Cola to shell out for a soccer sponsorship in(...)

While the value of the deal was not disclosed, it is understood to be the biggest ever sponsorship for Coca-Cola Great Britain & Ireland.

Coca-Cola’s British and Irish subsidiary has signed a new 3½-year sponsorship with the English Premier League, kicking off from January 2019. The co(...)

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