Under the sanctions, Russian sportsmen and women will still be allowed to compete at the Olympics next year and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, but only as neutrals and if they can demonstrate that they were not part of what WADA believes was a state-sponsored system of doping.
We look back at 10 of the best offbeat moments in sport in 2019:
"When you get to these big games, two good football teams, it's always going to go up until the last whistle, and we've had multiple experiences this year like that."
That feat has been matched by other Arsenal players in the form of Dennis Bergkamp and Santi Cazorla with the only other two footballers to assist four goals in a Premier League game being Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Adebayor and Southampton's Dusan Tadic, who also managed a hat-trick of assists on another occasion.
Boult was sorely missed by the Black Caps in Perth and along with Tim Southee found early swing and zip with the ball.
"I know how clever he was," says Cantona. "Left, right-footed. It came in a flash. I just flicked the ball with the outside of my boot and surprised everyone. He took it in his stride and my heart soared."
Those in the know remembered Masvidal as "Cuban Jesus" the skinny streetfighter who came to fame in Kimbo Slice's viral vidoes from a decade before. The 35-year-old made sure everyone knew him with a five-second koncokout of Ben Askren at UFC 239. If that annonced him to the world then a win over Nate Diaz in the "BMF" belt took him to the top and the question is now not what but who is next. Surely Conor McGregor and global superstardom await the Miami native?
Japanese star Kei Nishikori pulled out of the Australian Open and the inaugural ATP Cup Monday as he continues to struggle with an elbow injury that has kept him out since the US Open.
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"I've worked so hard to get myself into a situation where I can play at the top level and I'm gutted I'm not going to be able to play in Australia in January," Murray said.
The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Cup will see 24 nations split into six groups across three Australian cities, with eight teams emerging from the round-robin to compete in a knockout phase until one country is left standing.
Davis averaged a career-best 28.1 points to go with 11.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks, and he is also a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year along with Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz and Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers.