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Sports Direct made underlying earnings of £306.1 million in the year to April 29th. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

British retailer Sports Direct on Thursday reported a 12 per cent increase in full-year core earnings, helped by its strategy to smarten up its stores(...)

Margaret Young: “The contrast between how happy I was running and how miserable I was at work became glaring”

I started running four years ago. I was under pressure at work at the time and it seemed like a good idea to try a new sport for stress relief. I also(...)

Roger Federer, it emerged, has signed one of the most lucrative sports sponsorship deals in history, with Uniqlo paying roughly $300 million over 10 years for the tie-up

As Roger Federer stepped on to Centre Court at the Wimbledon tennis championships this week, scores of fans in the crowd wore hats and shirts emblazon(...)

US President Donald Trump gestures during a Make America Great Again rally in Great Falls, Montana. Photograph: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Donald Trump has set the cat among the pigeons by imposing new tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese imports, a move that has been described by Beijing as(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.  Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares dropped on Monday amid concerns about US trade policies and the stability of German chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government. (...)

Sales at its North America business rose 3.3 per cent in the quarter which ended on May 31st. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Nike shares jumped 12 per cent to their all-time high on Friday after the world’s largest shoemaker saw a major sales rebound in its North America bus(...)

 IMF managing director, Christine Lagarde. Photograph: Getty

Monday Indicators: German business climate, current conditions and expectations (June); US new home sales (May). Meetings: Design Research Socie(...)

Quadra Abed Abbassi (43) was reported missing to gardaí on Wednesday, but has not been seen since May 14th.

Gardaí have issued a missing person’s appeal for a tourist who has not been seen since she left her accommodation in Cork City last month. Quadra Abe(...)

Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, Fifa president Gianni Infantino and Russian president Vladimir Putin  in Moscow on Thursday. Photograph:  Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/EPA

Sport and politics shouldn’t mix, goes the earnest cliché. Except they do – all the time. And that’s partly what makes some sports so interesting. The(...)

Fabrizio Melegari admits he’s one of the few people in Italy looking forward to the World Cup. Sure, along with the rest of the country, he was heart(...)

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