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.
Court has ordered disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong to pay a sports insurance company $10 million in damages. SCA Promotions used to pay the cyclist bonuses but then refused to pay in 2004 when doping accusations surfaced. Armstrong testified in court that he had never used performance-enhancing drugs
Ireland's World Cup win over West Indies surpassed their toppling of England four years ago and will make their Pool B rivals "very nervous", according to Graeme Swann. Ireland chased 305 to beat the Windies by four wickets with 25 balls left in their opening match in Nelson.
La Liga leaders Real Madrid suffered their heaviest defeat in over four years as reigning champions Atletico Madrid overpowered them in a scintillating derby. Injury-hit Real were forced to name a makeshift defence for the short trip to the Vicente Calderon - and it was easily exposed by Atletico's ruthless attack.
Referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn was banned by The African Football Federation (CAF) for six months after he awarded a doubtful penalty to home team Equatorial Guinea in last minute of the match which they were losing 0-1 to Tunisia but then went on to win 2-1. Riot police had to protect the match officials
Novak Djokovic reasserted his rule over the hard-courts of Melbourne Park, grinding down Andy Murray 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-0 to win his fifth Australian Open title. The pair waged a fierce baseline duel for the opening two sets, but Djokovic won 12 of the last 13 games to close out an emphatic win
Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a commanding 6-3, 7-6 (5) win on Saturday night. Williams, coughing frequently and still affected by a recent cold, controlled the first set
AC Milan defender Philippe Mexes was sent off on Saturday during his team's 3-1 defeat at Lazio after grabbing Lazio captain Stefano Mauri by the throat. The pair were separated but Frenchman Mexes went back for more, first trying to head-butt Mauri before grabbing him from behind.
Real Madrid have signed midfielder Lucas Silva from Brazilian club Cruzeiro on a long-term contract for a reported fee of £9.7m. The 21-year-old, who passed a medical on Monday, has signed a contract keeping him with the European champions until 30 June, 2020.
South Africa batsman AB de Villiers hit a century off 31 balls to record the fastest ever one-day international ton. De Villiers, 30, set the new landmark during an innings of 149 against the West Indies in Johannesburg. He smashed eight fours and 10 sixes in beating the previous ODI record
Fernando Torres struck twice to reaffirm his place in Atletico Madrid hearts and send arch-rivals Real Madrid crashing out of the Copa del Rey 4-2 on aggregate. Barcelona will be Atletico's opponents as they beat lowly Elche 4-0 to seal a 9-0 win on aggregate.
Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has announced his retirement from cricket. He quit internationals in July 2012 as his country's fourth-highest Test wicket-taker - with 310 in 76 matches - and has focused on Twenty20 cricket in recent years.