Fiji, South Africa and the United States all survived scares to claim wins on the opening day of the World Rugby Sevens Series event in Dubai.
The United States continue to dominate the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series, with a win in their opening game at the Dubai event.
Fanny Smith of Switzerland topped qualifying at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Ski Cross World Cup season opener in the French resort of Val Thorens.
Germany, Turkey and Italy completed perfect records in the round-robin stage as the line-up for the play-offs was decided at the World Curling Federation World Mixed Doubles Qualification Event in Scotland.
Australia, Iran and South Korea qualify for Tokyo 2020 after reaching semi-finals at IWBF Asia Oceania Championships
Australia, Iran and South Korea all secured their places in the men's wheelchair basketball tournament at next year's Paralympic Games in Tokyo after, reaching the semi-finals of the Asia Oceania Championships in Pattaya.
China and Japan successfully opened the defence of their respective men's and women's titles, as action got underway today at the International Blind Sports Federation Goalball Asia-Pacific Championships in Chiba.
Hosts Canada and the United States are set to contest the Para Hockey Cup final after coming through their last-four matches in Newfoundland today.
The World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final is set to take place in Moscow over the coming two days, providing the last opportunity for vital ranking points prior to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Australia are favourites to win the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Oceania Tokyo 2020 team qualification tournament in Melbourne.
Riders will continue to pursue Olympic qualification points, as Cambridge hosts the fourth event of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Track World Cup season.
Thomas Dressen is set to return to the site of a season-ending crash, as the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine World Cup continues in Beaver Creek in the United States.
Kim Boutin will hope to maintain her winning streak, with the Canadian set to feature at the International Skating Union's Short Track World Cup competition in Shanghai.
Lake Louise is set to play host to the fourth stop on the 2019-2020 International Ski Federation Alpine Ski World Cup tour this weekend, with downhill and super-G events held for the first time this season.
The International Skating Union (ISU) Speed Skating World Cup season is set to resume this weekend, with the third leg in Kazakhstan's capital Nur-Sultan.
Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho is set to be the guest of honour at the third edition of the Teqball World Championships, which begin here tomorrow.