New Zealand's greatest Olympian, Sir Peter Snell, has died, aged 80, it has been announced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
South Africa suffered a heavy defeat to New Zealand at the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series event in Cape Town.
Acting Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) President Yulia Tarasenko has claimed it is still possible for athletes from the country to be cleared to compete as neutrals at Tokyo 2020, despite the suspension of the governing body's reinstatement process.
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.
The Netherlands beat Olympic champions Russia at the International Handball Federation (IHF) Women's World Championship in Japan, as a last-minute goal delivered a 33-32 win in the semi-final at the Park Dome Kumamoto.
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.
Changes to the European Boxing Confederation (EUBC) constitution and plans to establish an academy in Italy are set to be among the main topics when the body's Executive Committee meets in Antalya tomorrow.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has confirmed its verdict in the high-profile Sun Yang doping case has been delayed until mid-January at the earliest, because of translation issues during his hearing last month.
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.
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.