Michael Clarke signed off with a half century and another World Cup title, leading Australia to a seven-wicket victory over first-time finalist New Zealand before the biggest crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Clarke (74) and Steve Smith (56 not out) spearheaded Australia to the winning target of 184
Ex-New Zealand captain Martin Crowe says the Black Caps' World Cup final against Australia could be the last cricket match he watches. The 52-year-old, who will be at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, is battling cancer after his lymphoma returned in September.
World number one Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 in the BNP Paribas Open final. The Serb had dominated the opening set but the Swiss capitalised on three double faults from Djokovic to claim the second. Djokovic then composed himself to outshine Federer for his 50th ATP title.
Luis Suarez drilled in a brilliant second-half winner as Barcelona maintained control of the Spanish title race by beating Real Madrid in a pulsating El Clasico. Cristiano Ronaldo cancelled out an early header from Jeremy Mathieu before Suarez struck to leave the hosts four points clear at the top of La Liga.
Shane Watson scored a half-century after being dropped on four to guide Australia to an emphatic six-wicket victory over Pakistan in Adelaide on Friday and send the co-hosts into a blockbuster World Cup semi-final with reigning champions India. Fired by a four-wicket haul from recalled paceman and man-of-the-match
Holders Real Madrid will meet local rivals Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, in a repeat of last season's final. The tournament's first legs are on 14-15 April, with the return matches on 21-22 April. Real Madrid won their 10th European Cup as they ultimately overwhelmed Atletico last season.
South Africa cruised into the World Cup semi-finals with a one-sided thrashing of a sorry Sri Lanka in Sydney. Off-spinner JP Duminy took a hat-trick and leg-spinner Imran Tahir 4-26 as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 133. The Proteas then eased to their target for the loss of only one wicket
Wenger did not shake the hand of Leonardo Jardim, the Monaco manager, following the 3-1 first leg defeat at The Emirates Stadium and no handshake was offered in return on Tuesday night after Arsenal were knocked out on the away goals rule, despite winning 2-0 on the night. Asked about Wenger not shaking his hand
Lionel Messi scored the 24th hat-trick of his La Liga career as rampant Barcelona went to the top of the La Liga table. Barca took full advantage of Real Madrid's defeat by Athletic Bilbao as Luis Suarez also scored twice. Both sides finished with 10 men as Román Triguero collected a second yellow card and Dani Alves
Maxwell scored a quick century to guide Australia to a 64-run win over Sri Lanka as the hosts reach last eight. Ambitious Sri Lanka, inspired by a Kumar Sangakara century posed a threat but some clever bowling from Mitcheal Starc and an injury to inform batsmen Dinesh Chandimal
For years, Rafael Nadal has been chasing Guillermo Vilas’s record of 45 clay-court titles. A years back Vilas's number was rightly put to 46 by both the ATP and ITF but how did his count reached to 49 while him being in his 60s. Just before Nadal was to play the Buenos Aires final against Monaco
Roger Federer beat world number one Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 to win his seventh Dubai Championship title. Federer's serve caused problems for Djokovic as the Swiss passed 9,000 aces mark in singles matches. The Serb had his opportunities in the second set but Federer saved the set points
Defending champions India maintained their perfect start at the World Cup as they outclassed United Arab Emirates in a one-sided contest in Perth. India were on top throughout and dismissed UAE for 102 - the lowest total at the World Cup so far - which India reached in 18.5 over losing just one wicket.
Afghanistan claimed their first World Cup win as they beat Scotland's 211 with three balls to spare. Afghanistan were at 97-7 but Samiullah Shenwari scored 96 runs to reach closer to target. He was caught on the boundary with 19 still required, but last man Shapoor Zadran hit the third ball of the final over for four to seal.
Double ton Chris Gayle helped West Indies pile up a 373-run target, winning the match by 73 runs on Duckworth/Lewis method in their Pool B tie against Zimbabwe. Gayle's 215 came of 147 balls as he hit a total of 16 sixes becoming the first player to reach a double ton in World Cup.
Shikhar Dhawan hit a superb century as defending champions India maintained their unbeaten start to the World Cup with a 130-run win over South Africa. India's 307-7 was built around Dhawan's 137, while Ajinkya Rahane made 79 off 60 balls and Virat Kohli 46.
Unbeaten Floyd Mayweather will fight Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on 2 May in what is expected to be the richest event in the history of boxing. The two best fighters of their generation will fight to generate as much as £162m ($250m), the highest in the history and is also expected to break the record for pay-per-view
West Indies reduced Pakistan to 1-4 as they secured a crushing 150-run victory and their first win of the World Cup. It was the worst start to an innings in World Cup history and Pakistan were all out for 160 in 39 overs in Christchurch, with Taylor taking 3-15.