Defending champions Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson were unceremoniously dumped out of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Chetumal Open, as the competition reached the knockout stage in Mexico.
Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Association of Tennis Professionals Finals at the group stage despite defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in his final Björn Borg group match in London.
Ivory Coast move closer to qualifying for Olympic football tournament but Rio 2016 bronze medallists Nigeria knocked out
Ivory Coast and South Africa progressed to the semi-finals of the Confederation of African Football Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations to move an important step closer to qualifying for next year's Olympic Games as Group B concluded in Cairo.
Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia stunned Chou Tien-chen of Chinese Taipei at the Badminton World Federation Hong Kong Open.
Top seed Fan Zhendong progressed to the quarter-finals of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour Austrian Open in Linz.
Canada overpowered Cuba as they began their campaign for a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with victory in the International Basketball Federation Women's Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournament for the Americas.
The Netherlands claimed five of the available six gold medals on the first day of the International Skating Union (ISU) Speed Skating World Cup in the Belarusian capital.
Russians Alexander Samarin, Dmitri Aliev and Makar Ignatov lead the way in the men's competition, after the opening day of the Rostelecom Cup in Moscow.
Lucyna Kornobys and Joshua Cinnamo claimed shot put world titles, as several world records were broken on the final day of the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai.
Home favourite Daisuke Fujihara has reached the quarter-finals of the Tokyo 2020 Para-badminton test event, the Japan Para Badminton International.
Sun Gang of China narrowly defeated Richard Osvath of Italy to claim gold in the men's foil A, at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Amsterdam.
Tarek Momen of Egypt powered to victory at the Professional Squash Association (PSA) Men's World Championship in Doha.
The International Swimming League (ISL) will return at College Park in Maryland as four American-based teams target a place in the final match in Las Vegas in December.
Japanese Olympic champion Risako Kawai will headline the United World Wrestling (UWW) Women's World Cup in Narita.
Helsingborg is set to welcome teams for the 2019 European Curling Championships, with 26 countries competing in the Swedish city.