Russian Ivanna Zaytseva stunned Japan's Ayumi Uekusa to clinch the women's under-68 kilograms gold medal at the Karate 1-Premier League in Moscow.
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Only one 3x3 team from Japan will automatically secure a place at next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo after the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) confirmed the qualification criteria.
Swimmer Jade Lucy has been named captain of the Australian women's team for their home International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments (INAS) Global Games in Brisbane.
El Salvador has been awarded this year's International Surfing Association (ISA) World Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship.
The number of security staff at next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo is likely to fall considerably short of the required amount, according to reports in Japan.
Double European champion Mélanie de Jesus dos Santos leads the women's all-around qualification standings at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart.
Defending champions China survived a scare as they battled to a 3-2 win over Japan to reach the final of the Badminton World Federation World Junior Mixed Team Championships in Kazan.
Germany and Italy won the men's and women's team titles, respectively, as action continued at the European Field Archery Championships in Slovenia.
Double Paralympic powerlifting gold medallist Lin Tzu-hui of Chinese Taipei will miss the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games after receiving a two-year ban for testing positive for a prohibited substance.
Defending champions the United States overcame Poland in four sets in a crunch clash at the International Volleyball Federation Men's World Cup in Japan.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the accreditation of the Athens Laboratory for up to six months because of a "lack of institutional support and investment".
Three-time Olympic gold medallist Anastasiya Kuzmina has called a final end to her biathlon career at the age of 35.
The Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) has appointed Japanese travel agents KNT-CT Holdings as its authorised ticket reseller (ATR) for Tokyo 2020.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has issued a strongly worded warning to the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) after it was found to have breached rules on the sale of hospitality packages for Tokyo 2020.
Defending champions China and top seeds Indonesia remain on course for the final of the Badminton World Federation World Junior Mixed Team Championships after easing into the last eight in Kazan.