In Asia, Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 (^N225) retreated 1.06% to finish at 27,963 while the Hang Seng (^HSI) in Hong Kong climbed 1.5% to 17,585. The Shanghai Composite (000001.SS) also closed in the red, falling 0.13% to 3,083 points.
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Rory McIlroy has revealed how he thought his differences with Greg Norman over LIV golf had been patched up until the Australian accused him of being "brainwashed" by golf's ruling brass. I'm going to make it my business now to be as much of a pain in his arse as possible,'" McIlroy said in a lengthy interview in the Sunday Independent in Ireland.
Russia, the world's second largest oil exporter, will not sell oil that is subject to a Western price cap even if it has to cut production, President Vladimir Putin's point man on energy said.The Group of Seven and Australia on Friday agreed a $US60 ($A88) per barrel price cap on Russian seaborne crude oil after European Union members overcame resistance from Poland.
Lower-order batsman Mehidy Hasan Miraz has conjured up an unbeaten 38 in a low-scoring thriller as Bangladesh stunned India by one wicket in the opening one-day international in Mirpur.Chasing 187 for victory on Sunday, the home side slumped to 9-136 in the 40th over with India looking in command at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.
Brazil superstar Neymar should be fit to play the World Cup last-16 clash against South Korea, according to coach Tite.Asked at a news conference on Sunday if the player would be available, Tite initially replied with a simple "yes," but then explained Neymar would join the training session in the afternoon and, if everything goes well, he would play in Monday's match.
Dozens of demonstrators angry over worsening economic conditions in Syria have stormed the governor's office in the southern city of Sweida and set fire to parts of the building amid a heavy exchange of gunfire, the authorities and witnesses said.Earlier on Sunday, more than 200 people had gathered around the building in the centre of the Druze-majority city, chanting slogans calling for the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar Assad, they said, amid spiralling prices and economic hardship.
Britain's government is looking at bringing in the military to help keep public services running if key workers, including in the state-run National Health Service, take strike action, the chairman of the governing Conservative Party says.Britain is already grappling with industrial action in a range of sectors, but now faces strikes by thousands of nurses in England and ambulance workers in England and Wales who plan to walk out later this month over pay and conditions.
OPEC+ agreed to stick to its oil output targets as the oil markets struggle to assess the impact of a slowing Chinese economy on demand and a G7 price cap on Russian oil on supply.The decision at Sunday's meeting comes two days after the Group of Seven (G7) nations agreed a price cap on Russian oil.
Australian long-course triathlon stars Max Neumann and Sarah Crowley have had landmark wins at the Ironman WA race.Neumann, who finished fourth two months ago at the Hawaiian Ironman world championships, went within one second of the course record at Busselton, south of Perth.
Shane Warne and Ron Clarke, revered in their sports as all-time greats, are the latest Sport Australia Hall Of Fame members to be made legends.The honour comes nine months to the day since Warne's shock death from a heart attack, aged 52.
The Kookaburras showed they will be a force to be reckoned with at next month's World Cup after a 5-4 win in the fifth and final match of the series against India in Adelaide.Tom Wickham's impressive first-half brace and goals from Jacob Anderson, Jake Whetton and player-of-the series Aran Zalewski ensured the Kookaburras clinched the series 4-1.
Bendigo Spirit's successful road double this weekend leaves them as the only undefeated team in the WNBL after round four.Reigning league MVP Anneli Maley was influential in both victories, scoring 12 points and pulling down 16 rebounds against Townsville Fire before posting a 26-point, 11-rebound double-double against the Sydney Flames.
A complete-game gem from teenaged pitcher Jack Besgrove has set up Australia for their second men's softball World Cup title.The 18-year-old starred in Sunday's final, allowing only four hits and striking out 10 over seven innings as Australia beat Canada 5-2 in Auckland.
England are "not scared of losing" the first Test, with Pakistan requiring 263 more runs to win on what looks like being a thrilling final day's action in Rawalpindi.The tourists' daring declaration set Pakistan just 343 runs to win on a very flat surface, after Ben Stokes's team scored 264 runs in just 35.
Western United have scored two goals in injury time to snatch all three points against Adelaide United in a thrilling 2-1 A-League Women's victory.The Reds took the lead just after halftime before the visitors stole the win with goals in the 91st and 97th minute.
Import Milton Doyle has evoked comparisons to legendary Leroy Loggins while helping the Tasmania JackJumpers steamroll the Brisbane Bullets 99-84 at Nissan Arena.Sunday's contest was in the balance with the Bullets up 80-78 midway through the fourth quarter before Doyle (33 points, nine rebounds) assumed total control, piloting a 14-0 burst amid an overall 21-4 run to blow the final margin out.
Coach Jeff Hopkins could feel the pressure lift off his charges after Melbourne Victory finally got their A-League Women title defence off the mark with a 1-0 win over Wellington Phoenix.Melina Ayres' header just before half-time in stiflingly hot conditions at Epping Stadium proved the difference and ended Victory's run of more than 225 minutes without a goal.
Health authorities have made the decision to relocate a handful of the most vulnerable residents from a hospital in South Australia's east as flood waters continue to rise.As of Sunday afternoon the Murray River had topped a level pre-determined by SA Health to trigger the relocation of 21 residents from Renmark Paringa District Hospital.
Brett Robinson and Sinead Diver have broken Australia's long-standing marathon records within hours of each other.Robinson finally eclipsed the mark set by distance running legend Rob de Castella, which had stood since five years before he was born.
Pat Cummins is confident he will be passed fit to play in the day-night Test against the West Indies in Adelaide despite struggling to run while fielding in Perth on Sunday.Cummins suffered a slight strain in his right quad while bowling on Friday in the series opener, and he spent the first 36.
Bangladesh captain Liton Das has won the toss and elected to bowl in the opening contest of a three-match one-day international series against India.The home team were without regular captain Tamim Iqbal, also the highest scorer for the country in this format, due to a groin injury.