The United States' double Olympic basketball gold medallist Kobe Bryant died today in a fatal California helicopter crash that killed four others.
Dutch world Cyclo-cross champion Mathieu van der Poel earned victory on home soil today in the race named in honour of his illustrious father – the Grand Prix Adri van der Poel – in Hoogerheide.
Spain have kept hold of their European Men's Handball Championship crown after defeating Croatia 22-20 in a close final.
Sergey Bida of Russia lived up to his billing as top seed by winning the International Fencing Federation (FIE) Épée Grand Prix in Qatari capital Doha.
Hong Kong's Ng Ka Long Angus won the men's singles final at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Thailand Masters to claim his first title for three years.
South Korea won the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship for the first time as an extra-time strike downed Saudi Arabia 1-0 in the final.
Belgium's men's and women's teams both enjoyed success against their Australian compatriots in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Pro League in Sydney.
Australia's Richie Porte won the Tour Down Under for the second time as he overhauled back-to-back defending champion Daryl Impey on the sixth and final stage.
Iran's only female Olympic medallist Kimia Alizadeh has said she plans to compete for Germany after fleeing her home country.
Ashleigh Barty kept her bid for a historic home triumph at the Australian Open alive by reaching the quarter-finals at Melbourne Park.
Australian sport is in the middle of another row over ball-tampering - this time with tennis player John Millman at the centre following his five-set defeat to Roger Federer at the Australian Open.
Hosts New Zealand have won their home leg of the men's World Rugby Sevens Series at FMG Stadium in Hamilton after a 27-5 win over France.
New Zealand triumphed in front of a home crowd in Hamilton to earn their third consecutive World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series title of the season.
China has withdrawn as host of the qualifying tournament for the women's Olympic football at Tokyo 2020 because of the coronavirus outbreak and the event next month has been relocated to Sydney, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced.
The Italian town of Assisi has been announced as the host of the second International Boxing Association (AIBA) Continental Forum.