Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer each needed three sets to reach the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells ATP tournament while Rafa Nadal advanced with a comfortable victory over Alexandr Dolgopolov.
Mike Woodson did not have long to wait for his first win as new coach of the New York Knicks as his team trampled the Portland Trail Blazers 121-79 at Madison Square Garden to end a six-game losing streak.
Manchester United's humiliating European season ended when they were knocked out of the Europa League by an energetic and skilful Athletic Bilbao side who marched into the quarter-finals with a 5-3 aggregate victory.
Argentinos Juniors defeated Lanús 1-0 in the opening match of the sixth round of the Clausura Tournament. The game was held at Lanús' stadium.
Former Barcelona right winger Estanislau Basora, a pacy and skilful player with an eye for goal who featured alongside Ladislao Kubala in their hugely successful team of the 1950s, died on Friday aged 85, the La Liga club announced.
Titleholders Barcelona will have to again face seven-times winners AC Milan in the Champions League quarter-finals after a draw which also cleared the way for a final against their eternal rivals Real Madrid.
Godoy Cruz drew 1-1 with All Boys in the match for the sixth round of the Clausura Tournament. The game was being held at Malvinas Argentinas Stadium.
Barcelona's coach Spaniard Josep "Pep" Guardiola said his Argentine counterpart Marcelo Bielsa is "the best coach on the planet," after Athletic Bilbao defeated England's Manchester United to achieve the Europa League's quarter-finals.
David Nalbandian was defeated by Spaniard Rafael Nalbandian after a tight 6-4, 5-7, 4-6, while Juan Martín Del Potro lost to Swiss Roger Federer by 6-3, 6-2 at the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells ATP tournament.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff assured FIFA chief Sepp Blatter the country would be ready to host the 2014 World Cup, easing tensions over the slow pace of preparations for the finals.