Vélez Sársfield defeated holder Brazil's Santos 1-0 in the match for the quarter-finals of the Libertadores de América Cup.
World number one Victoria Azarenka suffered a blow to her French Open preparations when she was forced to pull out of the Italian Open with a right shoulder injury.
Barcelona defender Dani Alves will be out of action for up to two months after having surgery on a fractured right collarbone sustained during training.
Tandil native tennis player Juan Martín Del Potro was qualified today for the for the round prior to the quarterfinals of the at the Italian open in Rome (Rome Masters 1000). Del Potro beat Russian player Mikhail Youzhny for 6 - 4 and 6 – 2.
England manager Roy Hodgson cast aside Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, probably signalling the end of his international career, but included former captain John Terry in his squad for next month's European Championship.
Australian boxer Bianca Elmir failed a doping test and was slapped with a provisional ban that threatens her chance sof competing at the London Olympics, her coach told Australian media.
Novak Djokovic was back on top form as he brushed aside rising Australian talent Bernard Tomic 6-3 6-3 to reach the third round of the Rome Masters.
Juan Martín Del Potro has climbed two positions in the ATP World Rankings moving from 11th to 9th. The new position came after the Argentine player reached the Madrid Masters 1000 semi-finals where he eventually lost against Czech Tomas Berdych.
Villarreal, often touted as a model for smaller clubs to aspire to, were left preparing for life in the second division after they were relegated following a dramatic finale to the La Liga season.
Málaga's Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy announced his retirement, saying at the age of 35 his body could take no more.