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

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

Dibaba pulls out of 2019 athletics world championships

Genzebe Dibaba, the world record holder in the women's 1500 metres, on Thursday withdrew from the 2019 athletics world championships in Doha due to a heel injury. 

Athletics: IAAF confirms 1,900-plus world championship entries

More than 1,900 athletes from 209 countries will be in action at this month's World Athletics Championships, with American sprinter Allyson Felix looking to extend her record medals tally in Doha...

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

Athletics: Ethiopia’s Dibaba out of world championships with foot...

Ethiopia’s 1,500 metres world record holder and 2015 world champion Genzebe Dibaba has withdrawn from the world championships starting in Doha next week due to a foot injury, her management company sa...

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.

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

Trump and House Democrats snared in new intelligence storm

A smoldering Washington intelligence mystery exploded late Wednesday into a full-on confrontation between House Democrats and the White House over communications between President Donald Trump and an unidentified foreign leader.

Renewable energy is now a compelling alternative as it costs less than fossil fuels, says Michael Mi

The world is moving away from carbon-based energy not just for the environment, but also because it makes sense economically, said Michael Milken, chairman of the Milken Institute.

Rugby World Cup 2019: Round-up of latest news from Japan

Round-up: A quick look at some of the main stories from Japan 2019 on Thursday 19 September

Eddie Jones backed over Billy Vunipola decision as England prepare for Rugby World Cup

Former England international Tom May says Eddie Jones is right to have utilised Billy Vunipola so much ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

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