Holders Spain held off a late charge from Slovenia to book their place in the European Men's Handball Championship final, where they are set to face Croatia following their thrilling win over Norway.
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Hosts France will be represented in two of the finals determined on day one of the season-opening Karate 1-Premier League event in Paris.
Germany's Denise Herrmann shot clean for the first time in her career on her way to winning the women's 15 kilometres individual event, at the International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup in Pokljuka in Slovenia.
Hungary's Zsombor Bányai came through the preliminary rounds today, securing a meeting with top-seeded Russian Sergey Bida in the last-64 of the men's event at the International Fencing Federation Épée Grand Prix in Qatari capital Doha.
International Ski Federation (FIS) Ski Cross World Cup leader Sandra Näslund topped both women's qualifications in front of a home crowd in Idre Fjäll today.
Tokyo marked six months until the start of the 2020 Olympic Games with a fireworks display and the first lighting of the Olympic rings monument, recently installed at Odaiba Marine Park.
Japan's Aya Ohori upset the odds to beat second-seeded home player Ratchanok Intanon and reach the women's singles semi-finals, at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Thailand Masters in Bangkok.
Italian ski resort Piancavallo will play host to individual and mixed team parallel slalom events, at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Snowboard World Cup this weekend.
Lake Placid 2023 Winter World University Games receives boost as $147 million proposed for Olympic venue upgrades
Organisers of the 2023 Winter World University Games in Lake Placid have received a boost, after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed $147 million (£112 million/€133 million) in capital funding for the State's Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) to keep upgrading winter sports venues.
Scotland's Julie Forrest beat England's Janice Gower today to complete the successful defence of her women's singles title at the World Indoor Bowls Championships in Norfolk.
Russia beat holders The Netherlands in a penalty shootout to book their place in the Women's European Water Polo Championship final in Budapest, where they will face Spain.
France and Great Britain claimed two gold medals each, as slalom competition took place on the last day of the World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup in Kranjska Gora in Slovenia.
Japan and South Korea won two gold medals each on the opening day of the International Judo Federation Tel Aviv Grand Prix.
Australia beat England in a last-ball thriller to book their place in the Super League quarter-finals at the International Cricket Council Under-19 World Cup in South Africa.