Japan has dropped out of the race to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, leaving the joint bid from Australia and New Zealand poised to be successful.
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Japanese men's hockey captain Manabu Yamashita says he "cannot wait" for next year's Olympic Games.
Cricket Australia has announced a further 40 job losses and a cut to its annual budget of AUD40 million (£22 million/$27 million/€24 million) as the organisation continues to suffer as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Five more workers on the SoFi Stadium construction site have tested positive for COVID-19, meaning at least 18 people building one of the flagship venues for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games have contracted the deadly virus.
World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) President Riccardo Fraccari has urged the sport "to come together to help refugees".
Iraqi football legend Ahmed Radhi has passed passed away at the age of 56, reportedly due to coronavirus.
World Lacrosse, to mark one year to go until the re-scheduled Men’s Under-20 World Championship, has released a new video and launched a new website.
The Teqball Federation of Zambia (TFZ) wants to have 45 clubs playing the sport by the end of the year.
Russian figure skating coach Eteri Tutberidze, who was forced to go into a period of quarantine after arriving back in the country from the United States, has joined her international athletes at a training camp in Novogorsk.
The Chinese Taekwondo and Karate Association President has estimated there is a 70 per cent chance of the country winning a karate gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Hungarians György Kárpáti and Benedek Tibor, both three-time Olympic water polo champions, have died within a day of one another.
The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has cancelled all events until October 15, meaning five more World University Championships have fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic.
A high-raking Chinese Government official has stressed the need for organisers of the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games to hit construction targets despite obstacles presented by the coronavirus pandemic.
French prosecutors have requested that disgraced former International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) President Lamine Diack be sentenced to four years in prison and fined €500,000 (£448,000/$562,000).
The French Open will start a week later than it was first rescheduled to following the announcement of return-to-play schedules for both the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tours.