Israel took a giant step towards securing a place at Tokyo 2020, after stunning hosts Italy at the World Baseball Softball Confederation Africa/Europe qualification event.
The Netherlands secured their third consecutive European Baseball Championship title as they eased to a 5-1 victory over Italy in the final in Germany.
The United States won gold for the first time at the International Volleyball Federation Girls’ Under-18 World Championships as they defeated Italy in a thrilling five-set final at Ismailia in Egypt.
Defending champions the Netherlands will take on Italy in the gold-medal match at the European Baseball Championship after both sides came through their semi-finals in Germany.
Italy beat hosts Germany this evening to secure their place in the semi-finals of the European Baseball Championship.
Paralympic champion Zanardi among Italy's four gold medallists at UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships
Alessandro Zanardi was one of Italy's four gold medallists as time trial action concluded at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Para-cycling Road World Championships in Emmen.
Brazil, China, Italy and United States all advanced to the semi-finals as action resumed at the International Volleyball Federation Girls' Under-18 World Championship in Egypt.
Italy made it five wins from five to top Group B as Britain's elimination from the European Baseball Championship was confirmed in Germany.
Italy beat Portugal in the beach soccer final as action concluded at the Mediterranean Beach Games in Greek city Patras.
Italy won their first International Volleyball Federation Boys' Under-19 World Championship since 1997, defeating Russia in the final in Tunisia.
Italy claimed both the men's and women's five kilometres open water swimming titles, and took five of the six medals overall, at the Mediterranean Beach Games in Patras.
Italy's Matteo Lodo and Giuseppe Vicino took first place in a re-run men's pair quarter-final, after the umpire launch collided with the Polish team at the World Rowing Championships in Austria.
It was a perfect day one for the United States and Italy at the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) World Dragon Boat Racing Championships in Thailand, as they claimed premier titles.
Italy and France have named their teams for this year's World Para Swimming Championships in London.
The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Eventing Nations Cup season is set to resume tomorrow with the historic Haras du Pin in France staging the Le Grand Complet leg.