The Czech Republic took a 2-0 lead over defending champions the United States as the Fed Cup Final got underway at Prague's O2 Arena.
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Triple Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu won the 400 metres individual medley as Vladimir Morozov added another gold to his tally at the penultimate leg of the International Swimming Federation World Cup series in Tokyo.
Uzbekistan's Khikmatillokh Turaev provided his country with their first gold medal at their home International Judo Federation Tashkent Grand Prix.
China's Du Yu and He Weidong took gold and silver in the men's trap competition as Kazakhstan's juniors did the same at the Asian Shotgun Championships in Kuwait.
Japan's Shoma Uno secured the gold in the men's event as Rika Kihira came from fifth place to take the ladies' title at the Hiroshima Prefectural Sports Centre.
American Summer Cook and Spain's Vicente Hernandez took the final golds of the year at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Cup in Miyazaki despite false starts and injury woes.
The South Korean women's team came from behind to win gold at their home Pacific-Asia Curling Championships in Gangneung after beating Japan 12-8.
Forty-four National Olympic Committees (NOCs) have already qualified for the inaugural Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) World Beach Games, to be held in San Diego next year.
Barbados Governor General Dame Sandra Mason visited the Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) and was given a tour of the National Olympic Museum.
Officials have announced that a joint-Korean delegation at the 2019 International Handball Federation (IHF) World Men's Handball Championships will be allowed to have an additional four players in their squad.
China shone today at the eighth Asian Shotgun Championships with two golds as the event continued at the Kuwait Shooting Sports Club.
The Pacific-Asia Curling Championships in South Korea are heading towards their climax as the teams were decided for the men's and women's gold medal matches, which will both feature Japan.
Kosovo took two golds and one silver medal on day one of the International Judo Federation Grand Prix in Tashkent, Uzbekistan as Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi climbed back to the top of the podium.
Russia's Elizaveta Tuktamysheva leads the ladies' event at the International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating event in Hiroshima by just 0.09 points over Satoko Miyahara of Japan after day one.
Several players had to face their compatriots at the Badminton World Federation Fuzhou China Open as the semi-finals were decided at the Haixia Olympic Sport Centre.