In an incredible turn of events few could ever have predicted, the world's two best players fluffed their lines at crucial moments this week to help send Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid and Barcelona crashing out of the Champions League.
Athletic Bilbao's Fernando Llorente struck a late goal to secure a 3-1 win over Sporting that put his side into next month's Europa League final after a thriller at San Mames.
The final line-up for the London 2012 festival was announced, with around 12,000 events happening across Britain in a major cultural celebration organised to coincide with the summer Olympic Games.
Inter Milan's revival since the departure of coach Claudio Ranieri has been so impressive that they are openly talking of the Champions League, something which seemed beyond their reach only four weeks ago.
FIFA's annual Congress is to be presented with a proposal limiting mandates for its president and officials and barring election for anyone over the age of 72, according to the agenda released.
The 20-year-old was soon back up on his feet, but the Fox Sports television commentator said Chilean referee Enrique Osses warned Bolivar he would suspend the match if there was a repeat of the incident.
Rafa Nadal was less than his dominant best on the clay at the Barcelona Open on Thursday but was still good enough to secure a 6-2 6-3 win over Colombian wildcard Robert Farah and set up a quarter-final clash against Janko Tipsarevic.
The 2012 NFL draft will likely be remembered for its leading men, with quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III the certain top two picks as players who will always be measured against one another.
Lanús thrashed Racing Club 3-1 in the match held at its stadium for the twelfth round of the Clausura Tournament. The game had to be delayed for 30' because the referee was trapped in traffic chaos.