Japan's World Cup offers new hope but same old questions remain

The World Cup's first foray to Asia is a groundbreaking moment for the sport but many of the questions that have loomed over tournaments past do so again

PSG's credentials & travel-sick Liverpool: 5 things we learned from the opening Champions League gam

The first round of the 2019 Champions League group stages is in the books and several of the continent's top teams have become aware of the scale of the task awaiting them in pursuit of the top prize in European club football.

Rugby World Cup 2019: Guardian writers’ predictions

New Zealand still formidable, Fiji to prove tricky opponents with Semi Radradra turning on the power: our pundits set out their forecasts for the tournament

A teen's mother alerted authorities after she found plans in his journal detailing a school attack

Washington police have arrested a high school student in a plot against his school after his mother found journal entries detailing his plans and alerted authorities.

Humidity to home heroics: five things to look out for at the Rugby World Cup | Ben Ryan

The All Blacks could lose their opener and win the tournament, Fiji have a shock in them, while cancellations could play a part

Dark Horses Russia Hope to Spring a Surprise on Japan in 2019 Rugby World Cup Opener

When the Rugby World Cup was held in Britain in 2015, Japan pulled off one of the greatest shocks in the sport’s history when they beat South Africa. Sputnik looks at this year’s tournament and wonders who could be the David against rugby’s Goliaths.

Man Utd have unavoidable disadvantage on Arsenal, Celtic and Rangers in Europa League

Express Sport breaks down how far Arsenal, Manchester United, Celtic, Rangers and Wolves will have to travel in the 2019/20 Europa League group stage.

The Breakdown | New Zealand have been fallible in World Cup years before – and won

The All Blacks’ recent struggles against the likes of South Africa and Ireland have encouraged belief they can be toppled, but write them off at your peril

Arsenal managing director: Club are ‘very happy’ with Unai Emery

Emery has been under fire after winning just two of their first five Premier League games

‘No soul!’ – Spanish papers tear into Real after PSG loss

Zinedine Zidane's side were embarrassed 3-0 in Paris and look a long way away from challenging for the title in Europe

Wales focus returns to pitch with brutal training session before Georgia match

Wales players went hell for leather in training in a bid to put the investigation into Rob Howley’s suspected breach of betting regulations behind them

Posh pollution - the exclusive London neighborhoods with toxic air

Residents of some of London's most exclusive areas are living with toxic levels of air pollution, according to a new poster campaign that aims to shine a light on the hidden killer. Billboards have gone up in Chelsea and Westminster, where homes regularly sell for millions, warning they might cost "an arm, leg and a lung" - a play on a British phr

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