Day: March 5, 2017

World number one Dustin Johnson held off Spanish rookie Jon Rahm and England’s Tommy Fleetwood over Sunday’s final holes to win the World Golf Championships Mexico Championship by one stroke.The reigning US Open champion became only the fifth player to…

Fiji kept their bid for a third straight Las Vegas Sevens crown on course Sunday with a battling 19-14 semi-final victory over New Zealand that propelled them to a title showdown with South Africa.The Olympic champions, seeking their first victory of t…

Nuclear-armed North Korea fired an “unidentified projectile” into waters east of the peninsula early Monday, the South’s defence ministry said.The item was fired from North Pyongan province “around 7:36 am” South Korean time, the ministry said in a sta…

Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe punished Nantes with a first-half brace as Monaco strolled to a 4-0 victory on Sunday to rebuild their three-point cushion at the top of Ligue 1.Mbappe volleyed in the opener at the Stade Louis II with just four minutes …

The rapper Future made history on Sunday by debuting at number one on the US chart in back-to-back weeks with different albums.

The Atlanta rapper had entered at number one on the Billboard sales chart for the week through February 23 with a self-titled album.

He returned a week later with a completely new album, “HNDRXX.” It debuted at number one for the week through Thursday, pushing the self-titled album to number two.

“HNDRXX” sold 121,000 copies in the United States or the equivalent in streaming or downloads during its first week, according to the tracking service Nielsen Music.

It is unusual for artists to release albums with such a short gap, but longstanding promotional strategies have been increasingly evolving — especially in rap and dance music — as streaming shakes up the industry.

The 33-year-old Future, one of the leading forces in Atlanta’s rap scene, stays true to his signature style on the self-titled album with tracks that boast of his success and the delights of the rap lifestyle.

But the album ends on “Feds Did a Sweep,” a tale of a police raid that sets the stage for the more introspective “HNDRXX.”

On “HNDRXX,” Future reflects on his life and apologizes for excesses. The album features appearances by two of the biggest stars in R&B, Rihanna and The Weeknd.

Future had enjoyed a boost in his profile in 2015 when he recorded a mixtape with one of the top names in hip-hop, Drake, called “What a Time to Be Alive.”

While Future is the first artist to replace himself at number one in debut weeks, nine acts have had albums at number one and number two at the same time.

Among them is Guns N’ Roses, who released “Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II” simultaneously in 1991.

England defeated West Indies by four wickets on Sunday to win the second one-day international and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.Chasing 226 to win at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, England reached their target in the 49th o…

Pakistan staged its biggest cricket match in almost a decade Sunday, as a packed stadium in Lahore watched the final of a Twenty20 league organisers hoped would restore faith in the country’s ability to safely host foreign teams.The scoreboard showed a…

Adele, who has become a global pop sensation with her songs of heartbreak, has confirmed years of speculation that she is married.The English singer has been in a long-term relationship with Simon Konecki, a former financier who founded drop4drop, a ch…

Fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc earnt an early recall to the France squad ahead of next weekend’s Six Nations trip to Italy following a first appearance for Toulon since November.The 30-year-old broke his arm playing for France against Samoa in November bu…

The “X-Men” spinoff “Logan” — starring Hugh Jackman as the metal-clawed, mutant anti-hero Wolverine — dominated North American box offices this weekend with a whopping take of $85.3 million in its debut, according to industry estimates released Sunda…

La Rochelle held off a stirring Toulouse fightback to storm back to the French Top 14 summit with a 27-21 win on Sunday.Having already earned impressive wins at Toulon and Castres this season, unfancied La Rochelle claimed a third major scalp on their …

British runner Laura Muir confirmed her outstanding form this season by clinching 3,000m gold on Sunday for a middle-distance double at the European indoor championships in Belgrade.Muir, who has already set three European records this year, dominated …

Israeli archeologists have unearthed a “rare and mysterious” Bronze Age dolmen in the Galilee hills, the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Sunday.An IAA statement said that the capstone of the basalt chamber weighed a whopping 50 tonnes and its unde…

The Israeli government on Sunday approved a plan to partially decriminalise marijuana use in public in favour of fines and treatment, officials said.First-time users who confess will be fined 1,000 shekels ($270, 255 euros). The fine will be doubled on…