Government urged to spend £60bn to limit impact of no-deal

“While there would be much discussion of the exact quantum of these interventions, the central issue is that they will need to be much more significant than many assume or than we used to,” think tank says

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. 

OECD cuts growth outlook to post-crisis low

The trade war between the United States and China has plunged global growth to its lowest levels in a decade, the OECD said on Thursday as it slashed its forecasts.

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

Cole reaches 300 Ks for season, Astros beat Rangers 3-2

Gerrit Cole wanted to get his milestone strikeout at home, and he accomplished the feat in an important win for the Houston Astros.

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Ethiopia’s 1,500 metres world record holder and 2015 world champion Genzebe Dibaba has withdrawn from the world championships starting in Doha next week due to a foot injury, her management company sa...

Soccer: FIFA tells Iran it is time to allow women into stadiums

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has told Iran it is time to allow women into football stadiums and the global soccer body expects "positive developments", starting with their next home match...

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.

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