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Breakingviews - Rugby’s dilemma: take the penalty or go for a try

Rugby Union teams awarded a penalty near the opponent’s goal line face a dilemma. Should they kick a penalty between the H-shaped posts and earn an easy three points, or attempt to ground the ball beyond the posts for a so-called try, earning seven? That’s one way to think about the choice between a 500 million pound private equity bid from CVC for the Six Nations Championship, and a more ambitious 5 billion pound plan by governing body World Rugby for a wider global league.

U.S. team to play Ireland

U.S. coach Gary Gold named the following team to take on Ireland in their test in Dublin on Saturday:

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Vulnerable House Democrats tread carefully in wake of Mueller report

Vulnerable House Democrats, mindful of President Donald Trump's continued strength among Republican voters, are using caution in how they respond to the special counsel's report, which detailed Trump's efforts to thwart the investigation into Russian efforts to help him win the White House.