England’s Anthony Watson ruled out for the rest of the season

The England and Bath wing Anthony Watson has been ruled out for the rest of the season with an achilles injury. The 24-year-old was hurt during England’s NatWest Six Nations defeat to Ireland on Saturday and left the pitch in the 34th minute. Bath’s director of rugby Todd Blackadder said on Twitter: “Anthony has been …

Another magical Salah display and Warnock’s pub quiz – Football Weekly

Rate, review, share on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud, Acast and Stitcher, and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email. Max Rushden is joined by John Brewin, Paul MacInnes and Jacob Steinberg to analyse the weekend’s football action, starting with the FA Cup quarter-finals and the final and best game of the weekend between …

England’s Stuart Broad has ‘feeling my career is about to take off a bit’

Stuart Broad believes his England Test career is set for another trademark surge of wickets after a back-to-basics spell of self-tuition to solve problems with his bowling action. Broad heads into the day-night series opener against New Zealand in Auckland, starting on Thursday, one short of 400 Test wickets but after a year in which …

Cheltenham Festival review set to avoid big changes after six horse fatalities

Cheltenham racecourse has received an early boost from the RSPCA as work begins on a review into the six equine fatalities that occurred during the Festival last week. David Muir, who has long served as racing consultant to the animal welfare organisation, praised the way the track was prepared and presented and said he was …

Stopping Brexit is the right thing to do. But it will still hurt | Rafael Behr

Imagine a British government deciding to apply all its resources to solving one problem. We’re not talking about some run-of-the mill dilemma here. This would be a proper, A-list, head-scratcher of a conundrum: how to meet the cost of social care in an ageing society; how to provide secure, rewarding work in the era of …

Activist investor plans shake-up at Barclays after building 5% share

An activist investor has built up a 5% stake in Barclays in an attempt to shake up the bank’s strategy and boost its share price. Barclays announced on Monday that Ed Bramson’s Sherborne Investors had “acquired voting rights over 5.16% of Barclays’ issued share capital”. The stakebuilding by Sherborne, which describes itself as a “turnaround …