Hosts Japan made it two wins out of two at the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Women's Rio 2016 qualifier in Tokyo.
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Ticketek Australia has been appointed as the official ticket agent of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The United States have named a shooting squad of five debutantes for the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
British Curling coach Dave Hay is parting company with the team skipped by Olympic bronze medal winner Eve Muirhead.
New Zealand have added 16-year-old Hamish McLean to their swimming squad for the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
Germany's Ronny Hornschuh has been appointed as the new head coach of Switzerland's ski jumping team.
The President of the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) has held a meeting with a former leader of the country.
A new subway line in Rio de Janeiro - billed as one of the major legacy projects of this year's Olympics - will only open four days before the Games begin.
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko says his country is "sorry" for the doping crisis which has put the Rio 2016 participation of its athletics team at risk.
World number one Sara Lopez won three gold medals for Colombia on a magical day for the host nation at the Archery World Cup in Medellin.
The Bank of South Pacific Group (BSP) has donated $50,000 (£35,000/€44,000) to the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) to help with their Rio 2016 preparations.
Home paddler Jakub Grigar clocked the fastest time in the men's K1 as qualification runs opened the European Canoe Slalom Championships in Liptovsky Mikulaš today.
North Korea has been confirmed as a bidder for the 2018 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championships.
Katrin Holtwick and Ilka Semmler set up an all German semi-final at the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Antalya Open after a close contest against the defending champions in Turkey.
Germany's Andre Greipel won a second Giro d'Italia stage inside three days after sprinting to victory in the seventh leg of this year's Grand Tour today.