An Opening Ceremony marked the completion of Sea Forest Waterway, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games venue for rowing and canoeing events.
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Mexico dented New Zealand's chances of retaining the World Baseball Softball Confederation Men's Softball World Championship title after defeating them in Havlíčkův Brod.
The United States won their first World Rugby Women's Sevens Series round and confirmed their place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
A statue of footballer Nilla Fischer in Linköping has been vandalised while she represents Sweden at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.
World champion and two-times European artistic gymnastics gold medallist Nina Derwael is the star of the 50-strong Belgian team for the Minsk 2019 European Games.
Chile claimed their second win in as many matches at the women's International Hockey Federation (FIH) Series Finals in Hiroshima after stunning higher-ranked Japan 3-1.
Australia are considered the favourites in all three events at the World Squash Federation (WSF) World Doubles Squash Championships taking place on their home courts in Gold Coast.
Irish Sports Minister Shane Ross has confirmed that former Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) President Pat Hickey will not represent the country at the European Games here after receiving an invitation to attend from the European Olympic Committees (EOC).
Cyprus' National Olympic Committee (COC) have announced that 39 of their athletes will compete at the Minsk 2019 European Games here, including seven Olympians.
Colombia scored two late goals to win against an Argentinian team full of star players at the Copa América in Brazil.
Czech Republic fought back against Mexico to triumph 3-2 at the World Baseball Softball Confederation Men's Softball World Championship.
Hosts France overwhelmed Ukraine 9-1 on the first day of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Series Finals in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage.
Hosts Georgia and Cuba will meet in the final of the International Handball Federation (IHF) Emerging Nations Championship.
Netherlands – winners of the 2017 European Championship – progressed to the knockout stage of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup after defeating Cameroon 3-1.
British pair Emily Moffitt and Ben Maher of London Knights were the victors at the Longines Global Champions League event in Stockholm.