Home world champion Liu Shiwen and seven other top seeds will await developments as the group action starts tomorrow at the International Table Tennis Federation Women's World Cup in Chengdu, China.
There is now a clear list of candidates to host the next International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Cup, from three different continents.
Reigning K2 world champion Vanda Kiszli led a gold-medal charge for Hungary on the opening day of the International Canoe Federation Marathon World Championships in Shaoxing, China, today.
Defending champions Japan eased past Sri Lanka 15-0 as the group stage concluded at the Asian Baseball Championship in Taiwan.
Australia won both omnium titles on day two of the Oceania Track Cycling Championships in Invercargill, New Zealand.
As many as 42 events feature on the 2019-2020 International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Beach World Tour calendar, announced by the world governing body.
Overall speed champions will be crowned at the International Federation of Sport Climbing World Cup in Xiamen, which begins tomorrow.
American boxer Patrick Day has died, age 27, after suffering a brain injury during a super welterweight bout against Charles Conwell in Chicago.
Dmitrii Cheburkin played a starring role for Russia as they battled to victory over Brazil in the men’s 3x3 basketball final at the Association of National Olympic Committees World Beach Games today.
Andy Birkett will defend his International Canoe Federation K1 title at the Canoe Marathon World Championships in Shaoxing in China.
India's Saina Nehwal was the only seeded player to suffer elimination from the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Denmark Open in Odense today, losing in straight games against Japan's Sayaka Takahashi.
Italy's Elia Viviani came out on top in the men's elimination race on the opening day of the European Track Cycling Championships in Dutch city Apeldoorn.
Andy Hunt has left his role as World Sailing's chief executive, having notified the Board of Directors that he will be taking on a new role in international sport early next year.
Japan's Wakana Koga was among the four winners on the opening day of the 2019 International Judo Federation (IJF) World Junior Championships in Marrakech.
Swimmer Kareena Lee has been announced as the fourth member of Australia's team selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.