By Nancy Gillen in Yekaterinburg
By Daniel Etchells in Pattaya
Russia could have suspension reimposed by WADA after claims country manipulated Moscow Laboratory data
Russia could have its suspension reimposed, following the emergence of information which allegedly shows the country manipulated data from the Moscow Laboratory before it was handed to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Olympic judo gold medallist Rafaela Silva of Brazil has admitted testing positive for a banned substance during last month's Pan American Games in Lima.
International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Women's Commission chair Ursula Garza Papandrea has expressed her delight at seeing an Iranian female team at the World Championships here.
Kazakhstan Para swimmer Anuar Akhmetov has been banned for nine months by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), after he tested positive for a prohibited substance.
The Rugby World Cup in Japan enjoyed three outstanding matches on day two, rounded off by a bruising Pool B 23-13 victory for tournament favourites New Zealand over South Africa.
Russia won a fourth consecutive group all-around title at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Azerbaijan, and a seventh gold so far at this event.
Russia earned two of the four freestyle golds available tonight at the World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, finishing the day well clear in the team scores.
Rio 2016 Olympic Games silver medallists Daniele Lupo and Paolo Nicolai of Italy will be at Tokyo 2020, after defeating Dutch duo Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen in the final of the FIVB Tokyo Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament in China.
Sharofiddin Boltaboev of Uzbekistan clinched the men's under-81 kilograms title on a day when he broke the record for the fastest ippon on the International Judo Federation World Tour, at the Grand Prix in Tashkent.
Olympic champion Carolina Marín overcame Sayaka Takahashi of Japan to reach the women's singles final at the Badminton World Federation China Open in Changzhou.
Favourites New Zealand began their campaign to secure a spot in the Olympic football tournament at Tokyo 2020 with a 6-1 thrashing of Samoa at the Oceania qualifier in Fiji.
Chinese Taipei's Kuo Hsing-Chun successfully defended her women's 59 kilograms total title having broken two world records just moments after losing them, at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships here.
The women's singles gold at the Asian Table Tennis Championships unsurprisingly went to China, but the 18-year-old winner Sun Yingshsa was a big shock, defeating compatriot and world number two Liu Shiwen.