After three year absence

Nadal back as number one

Rafael Nadal was confirmed as the world number one for the first time in three years in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday.

Nadal returns to No. 1 with heavy heart over Barcelona

Spain's Rafael Nadal, who returns to the world number one ranking on Monday for the first time in three years, remains «destroyed» by the terror attacks that rocked his homeland.

Ligue 1

Neymar slams Barcelona bosses after PSG home debut

Paris Saint-Germain's world record signing Neymar launched a scathing attack on his former club's directors, saying «Barca deserve much better».

No Mbappe, no problem as Monaco set win record

Monaco shrugged off the absence of want-away star striker Kylian Mbappe as skipper Radamel Falcao's late goal secured a 1-0 victory at Metz on Friday that saw them set a new French top-flight win record.

Australia

Huddersfield Town's Aaron Mooy (right) in action during the Premier League match against Newcastle United on August 20, 2017

Aussie Mooy maintains Huddersfield's dream start

Australian international Aaron Mooy's stunning second-half goal gave Huddersfield a 1-0 victory over Newcastle and maintained their 100 percent record in their maiden season in the Premier League on Sunday.

Kane sinks Manchester United in Tottenham Hotsupr's Lane farewell

Homegrown hero Harry Kane scored Tottenham Hotspur's last goal at White Hart Lane as they bade farewell to their home with a 2-1 victory over Manchester United on Sunday.

Football

The Khalifa International Stadium in Doha

Qatar says «no delays» on 2022 World Cup despite crisis

Qatar's 2022 World Cup preparations have been inconvenienced but not delayed by the political and economic boycott by its neighbours, the country's most senior tournament organiser insisted Sunday.

FIFA bans Qatari official from Asian vote

World football body FIFA has banned a senior Qatari official from running in elections for a seat on its new-look council over an investigation.

Golf

Australia's Jason Norris revived his flagging career by winning the Fiji International by four strokes, at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course, on August 20, 2017

Norris revives faltering golf career with Fiji International win

Australian journeyman Jason Norris revived his flagging career Sunday when he won the Fiji International by four strokes.

Golf's Hend joins four-way tie for lead in Fiji

Australia's Scott Hend joined a four-way tie for the lead after scoring a scintillating 66 in the second round of the Fiji International at Natadola Friday.

Tennis | ATP Cincinnati 2017

Australia's Nick Kyrgios (pictured) defeated Spain's David Ferrer at the ATP Cincinnati Masters on August 19, 2017, to book a final date with Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov

Australian tennis star Kyrgios ponders larger meanings as success arrives

On the verge of possibly his greatest triumph, Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios thought of the grandparents who nurtured his dream and his low point earlier this month.

Serena, Nadal make sizzling starts at Australian Open

Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal made light of scorching conditions and doubts over their form as they got off to sizzling starts at the Australian Open on Tuesday

Rugby

Coach Cheika backs Wallabies plans after landslide loss to All Blacks

Under-fire head coach Michael Cheika says he will continue to back his team's defensive structures after the Wallabies' ignominious 54-34 defeat to New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.

Wallabies plan to stay the pace with All Blacks

Skipper Michael Hooper urged his Wallabies team Friday to stick with the All Blacks in the hope of pulling off a morale-restoring win in the Rugby Championship series opener this weekend.

Rugby

Coach Hansen frustrated at «seduced» All Blacks

Coach Steve Hansen has vowed to tighten the noose around the Wallabies for this week's potentially deciding Bledisloe Cup Test after venting his frustration over the All Blacks' «ugly» finish to their Sydney romp.

New Zealand's mighty All Black Colin «Pinetree» Meads dies of cancer

All Black great Colin «Pinetree» Meads, a legendary hardman who helped give New Zealand rugby its edge, died on Sunday aged 81 after battling cancer.

Boxe

Unbeaten Crawford KOs Indongo to unify super lightweight titles

American Terence Crawford became the first undisputed boxing champion in over a decade by knocking out previously unbeaten Julius Indongo in the third round of their super lightweight fight on Saturday.

Crawford, Indongo duel for super lightweight boxing supremacy

Namibia's Julius Indongo has no qualms about taking his quest for super lightweight supremacy into hostile territory -- against American Terrence Crawford in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Saturday.

Spain

Security ramped up for Barcelona's emotive La Liga opener

A huge security presence on Sunday will oversee Barcelona's first match since two terror attacks in Catalonia killed 14 people and left 120 more injured.

Messi, Ronaldo lead sports stars in condemning Barcelona attack

Football icons and longtime rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo joined Spanish sports stars around the world in expressing their grief after Thursday's terror attack in Barcelona left 13 people dead.

Football

Buffon saves penalty as VAR makes Serie A history

Fabio Maresca became the first referee in Serie A to use VAR technology to award a penalty on Saturday, only to see veteran Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon rescue the hosts.

Napoli rout piles pressure on Roma before Juve showdown

Spaniard Jose Callejon hit a brace as Napoli crushed Torino 5-0 to pile the pressure on Roma ahead of their potential Serie A title-decider with Juventus later Sunday.

Rugby

Dominant Springboks make it four wins in a row

Wingers Courtnall Skosan and Raymond Rhule scored their first Test tries as South Africa stretched a winning run to four Tests by defeating Argentina 37-15 Saturday in the Rugby Championship.

South Africa's Springboks begin journey of discovery against Pumas

South Africa launch their Rugby Championship campaign at home to Argentina Saturday knowing they have not convinced everyone a new chapter has begun following a horror 2016 season.

Top Stories

A McDonald's in New Delhi pictured in June: the company is to shut 169 outlets in India

McDonald's to shut 169 outlets in India

McDonald's said Monday it is shutting 169 restaurants in India after a legal row with a local franchise operator.

Big Ben's scheduled four-year silence has stirred a worried debate at a time of national uncertainty

Last bongs for Big Ben as four-year repairs begin

London landmark Big Ben fell silent for four years starting Monday, as a political outcry mounted over renovations that will rob Britain of a cherished symbol at a time of national uncertainty.

The Beatles released «Eleanor Rigby» in 1966

Beatles' «Eleanor Rigby» score expected to fetch $26,000 at auction

The original handwritten score for the Beatles song «Eleanor Rigby» is to be sold at auction, alongside the deeds of the grave of the woman said to have been immortalised by the Fab Four.

US car industry publication Automotive News has previously reported China's Great Wall intends to buy Fiat Chrysler's Jeep brand

China's Great Wall Motor plans Fiat Chrysler purchase

China's Great Wall Motor signalled on Monday its intention to make an ambitious offer to buy all or part of Italian-American car maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.