Rugby

Folau to be rested and miss Wallabies tour - Cheika

Star fullback Israel Folau will miss Australia's end-of-season tour to Japan and Britain following a long, demanding season, coach Michael Cheika said Sunday

Australian Rugby Union chief rejects Force axe claims «charade»

Australian Rugby Union chief Cameron Clyne rejected claims Wednesday that the decision to axe Western Force from Super Rugby had been made in February and dragging out the process had been «a charade».

Golf

PGA Tour plans «not imminent» for more Asia events

Further new US PGA Tour events in Asia are a possibility, but commissioner Jay Monahan said Sunday that «to say something is imminent would be a miscalculation»

Premier League

Manchester City's manager Pep Guardiola reacts ahead of the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Burnley at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on October 21, 2017

City have found killer instinct, says Guardiola

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City have found a more ruthless streak after they overcame stubborn Burnley 3-0 to earn a club record equalling 11th consecutive victory.

Relieved Conte doesn't fear Chelsea axe

Antonio Conte insists he does not fear the sack after Chelsea eased the mounting pressure on their manager with a gutsy 4-2 win over Watford.

Football

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers clenches his right knee after being hit during the first quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings on October 15, 2017 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Broken collarbone could end season for Packers star Rodgers

In a major setback for a Super Bowl championship contender, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken right collarbone Sunday and could miss the remainder of the NFL season.

Packers topple Seahawks, Carr shines in NFL return

Aaron Rodgers threw for a touchdown and 311 yards as the Green Bay Packers opened their National Football League season with a 17-9 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Football | Bundesliga

Leverkusen's Argentinian midfielder Lucas Nicolas Alario celebrates after scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match against Wolfsburg in Leverkusen, western Germany, on October 15, 2017

Leverkusen stumble to draw against Wolfsburg

Bayer Leverkusen's poor start to the Bundesliga season continued on Sunday, as they twice threw away a lead to draw 2-2 with Wolfsburg.

Video referee landmark as Bayern claim opening win

Robert Lewandowski converted a second-half penalty, awarded by a video assistant referee intervention, as champions Bayern Munich opened the 2017/18 Bundesliga season with a 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Friday.

Golf

Perez eclipses Thomas to win CIMB Classic

Pat Perez fired three-under-par 69 Sunday to win the CIMB Classic in Malaysia by four strokes, firmly eclipsing two-time defending champion Justin Thomas to win just his third career title.

Tennis

Sharapova fights to first title since drugs ban

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova was made to fight by 102nd-ranked teenager Aryna Sabalenka at the Tianjin Open on Sunday before winning her first title since her 15-month doping ban.

Sharapova determined to prove point on Slam return

Former world number one Maria Sharapova makes her first Grand Slam appearance next week since serving a 15-month doping suspension, bringing renewed passion and resolve to the US Open.

Tennis

Typhoon puts WTA Hong Kong Open final in doubt

A typhoon cast a major cloud over Sunday's WTA Hong Kong Open final between Russia's sixth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Daria Gavrilova, the seventh seed from Australia.

Boxe

Charlo KOs Lubin to retain WBC crown

Jermell Charlo retained his World Boxing Council title and kept his unbeaten string alive with a shocking first round knockout of Erickson Lubin on Saturday night at the Barclays Center arena.

I'm finished says Mayweather after McGregor rout

Floyd Mayweather insisted he would head into a permanent retirement after sealing his place in boxing history with a 50th straight win against Conor McGregor on Saturday.

Report

Horn lines up Corcoran then aiming for UFC's McGregor

Australia's Jeff Horn will defend his WBO welterweight title against England's Gary Corcoran in December before a potential blockbuster bout with UFC star Conor McGregor, a report said Sunday.

Footbal

AC Milan to face Inter in Chinese-owned city derby

Vincenzo Montella will be in the firing line as AC Milan look to kick-start their season against city rivals Inter in the highly-anticipated derby of the Chinese-owned sides on Sunday.

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.

Peace Games

South Korea welcomes «special» Olympic skaters from North

South Korean organisers of next year's Winter Olympics welcomed Saturday the «special» qualifying of figure skaters from the North, as Seoul seeks to promote its isolated neighbour's participation as a key part of the «Peace Games».

Top Stories

The centre-right German Chancellor Angela Merkel is faced with a surge of support for far-right protest party AfD

«Merkel understood nothing»: AfD's fury in east Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel hails from Germany's ex-communist East, yet it is here where the anger against her runs deepest and the far-right protest party AfD has celebrated its strongest gains.

Israel Folau (C) scored his 12th international try of the season in the Wallabies' 23-18 win over the All Blacks in Brisbane, having started every Test match this year

Folau to be rested and miss Wallabies tour - Cheika

Star fullback Israel Folau will miss Australia's end-of-season tour to Japan and Britain following a long, demanding season, coach Michael Cheika said Sunday

Saudis attend a short film festival on a rare movie night in Riyadh

Saudis crave revival of night out at the movies

The lights go out, the projector whirls and entertainment-starved Saudis sink into plush seats to soak up an experience they have been denied for decades —- a trip to the cinema.

World number four, and US PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas is co-leader after three rounds in the CJ Cup which carries a massive first prize of $1,665,000 and 500 FedEx Cup points

PGA Tour plans «not imminent» for more Asia events

Further new US PGA Tour events in Asia are a possibility, but commissioner Jay Monahan said Sunday that «to say something is imminent would be a miscalculation»