Another top Kenyan marathon runner has been suspended for four-years, after being found guilty of doping, and two team mates are also facing sanctions following positive tests.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) has announced the dates for the grand opening ceremonies of the Ariake Arena and Tokyo Aquatic Centre venues.
International Hockey Federation (FIH) will introduce a new world ranking system on January 1, which the governing body claims is a more dynamic match-based method.
A fiery day three of the Presidents Cup saw the United States fight back to within two points of the International team and a physical altercation between a caddie and a spectator.
Canada's Ivanie Blondin continued her remarkable dominance on the ice, at the International Skating Union (ISU) Speed Skating World Cup in Nagano, winning yet another gold.
The big guns continue to fire in the moguls competition of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle Ski World Cup.
Former world champion Alessio Foconi of Italy beat Maxime Pauty of France to clinch the gold medal at the International Fencing Federation Men's Foil World Cup, a competition doubling as a test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Fanny Estelle Posvite of France defeated former world champion and compatriot Audrey Tcheumeo to continue her formidable run, since stepping up to under-78 kilograms at the International Judo Federation World Judo Masters in Qingdao.
Posvite earned the biggest victory of her career in the weight class and now has eight victories from nine events since moving up to under-78kg in March.
Chen Fei of China and Germany's Anna Maria Wagner claimed the bronze medals at Qingdao Sports Centre.
World number 25 Tessie Savelkouls of The Netherlands won the first major title of the season, topping the podium in the over-78kg division.
Savelkouls beat Iryna Kindzerska of Azerbaijan after she was given the decisive point in golden score.
Bronze medals in the category went to Maryna Slutskaya of Belarus and Brazil's Maria Suelen Altheman.
In the men's under-90kg, Junior World Championships gold medallist Lasha Bekauri of Georgia stunned world number one Nikoloz Sherazadishvili of Spain in the final.
Turkey's Mikail Ozerler and Nemanja Majdov of Serbia were recipients of the bronze medals.
Michael Korrel added to Dutch success on the last day of the season, beating former world champion Aaron Wolf of Japan in the under-100kg gold medal bout.
Korrel was joined on the podium by Russia's Niyaz Ilyasov and Olympic silver medallist Varlam Liparteliani of Georgia, who each earned bronze.
Olympic silver medallist Hisayoshi Harasawa of Japan was crowned the winner of the heavyweight over-100kg division after opponent Lukas Krpalek of the Czech Republic withdrew through injury, denying the crowd an eagerly anticipated gold-medal clash.
Japan's Kokoro Kageura and Henk Grol of the Netherlands claimed bronze.
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There continues to be new names on top of the podium of the ski cross (SX) discipline, at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle Ski World Cup.
High winds forced the postponement of the men's slalom at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Skiing World Cup in Val d’Isère.
Norway's Birk Ruud and Johanne Killi claimed victory in their respective men's and women's big air events at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle Skiing World Cup in Beijing.
Gymnast Artur Avetisyan, the men's rings gold medallist at this year's Summer Universiade in Naples, has been named Armenia's best young athlete of 2019.
New Zealand's greatest Olympian, Sir Peter Snell, has died, aged 80, it has been announced.
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.
Hopes for a joint North-South Korean FIFA Women's World Cup ended after South Korea withdrew its bid for the 2023 event just hours before the deadline.