Saeid Mollaei's debut for Mongolia ended in disappointment, losing his first-round bout in the under-81 kilograms category at the International Judo Federation World Judo Masters in Qingdao.
World number one Kento Momota completed the group stage with a 100 per cent record to cruise into the last four at the Badminton World Federation World Tour Finals in Guangzhou.
Top seed Sun Yingsha has been eliminated from the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour Grand Finals in Zhengzhou, losing to fellow Chinese Wang Yidi in the quarter-finals.
Ireland and Scotland snatched last-gasp upset wins over Australia and England, respectively, on the opening day of pool matches at the World Rugby Sevens Series event in Cape Town, while Kenya were also surprise victors over Samoa.
Hosts Australia won the men's and women's team pursuit titles on the opening day of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Track Cycling World Cup in Brisbane.
Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas continued their winning partnership, as the United States produced a late rally to keep themselves within three points of the International team after the foursomes at the Presidents Cup.
South Africa suffered a heavy defeat to New Zealand at the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series event in Cape Town.
While the 16 top-ranked fencers enjoyed extra time to practise or relax, the rest of the field of 208 underwent the opening rounds of qualification at the International Fencing Federation Men's Foil World Cup in Tokyo - which doubles as an Olympic Games test event.
Defending champion Dorothea Wierer extended her lead at the top of the overall women's standings after winning the sprint at the International Biathlon Union World Cup in Hochfilzen.
Home rider Alessandro "Itzi" Haemmerle and the Czech Republic's Eva Samkova were the winners, as the International Ski Federation (FIS) Snowboard Cross (SBX) World Cup got underway at the Austrian resort of Montafon.
Japan's Nao Kodaira and Yuma Murakami made the ideal starts to their home Speed Skating World Cup in Nagano, opening with wins in the 500 metres.
Iceland maintained their winning progress today in the second round of the International Ice Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) pre-qualifying series for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.
Top seed Inna Deriglazova of Russia will face Nora Hajas in the last-64 of the International Fencing Federation Women's Foil World Cup in Saint-Maur in France, after the Hungarian came through the preliminary rounds today.
Stefan Kraft of Austria is in form as the International Ski Federation (FIS) Ski Jumping World Cup moves on to the German town of Klingenthal.
Canada and Spain both made it two wins out of two in Group A, as action continued today at the International Swimming Federation World Men's Junior Water Polo Championships in Kuwait City.