The New York Rangers fended off a late Ottawa rally to beat the Senators 3-2 and set up a Game Seven decider, while Phoenix finished off Chicago to advance to the NHL Western Conference semi-finals.
The San Antonio Spurs cemented their position as the Western Conference top seeds for the second year in a row after thrashing the Portland Trail Blazers 124-89.
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie was named England's Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association, two days after being picking up the PFA Player of the Year prize.
Juan Martín del Potro returned to the “Top Ten” of the ATP World Tennis’ classification after the Montecarlo Masters 1000, while Serb Novak Djokovic extends his points as the top seeded player.
LeRoy Walker, the first black US Olympic team coach and president of the US Olympic Committee (USOC), has died at the age of 93, the USOC said.
Successive defeats by Chelsea and Real Madrid have not diminished Pep Guardiola's faith in his players or his belief that they will immediately get back to winning ways, the Barcelona coach said.
Sergio Agüero told reporters that Lionel Messi deserves to be ranked alongside Diego Armando Maradona as the greatest talent the game has ever seen.
Newell's Old Boys drew 1-1 with Arsenal and joined Boca Juniors at the top during the last match of the eleventh round of the Clausura Tournament.
The San Antonio Spurs moved to within one victory of securing the Western Conference top seed for the playoffs as the NBA's leading contenders continued to jostle for position in the final week of the regular season.
Boca Juniors ended up tied 1-1 with Belgrano after a mediocre yet steady game in the eleventh round of the Clausura Tournament in Córdoba.