Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has returned to training with his team mates, suggesting he will be able to play a part in Saturday's King's Cup final against Athletic Bilbao after two weeks out with a hamstring problem.
Defending champion Maria Sharapova moved easily into the third round of the French Open with a 6-3 6-1 defeat of fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko on Wednesday.
Former runner-up Samantha Stosur raced into the third round of the French Open with a 6-0 6-1 victory over France's Amandine Hesse on Wednesday.
Football's governing body FIFA called the arrest of six of its leading officials on bribery charges a "difficult moment" but said it would not derail President Sepp Blatter's bid to win a fifth term in an election on Friday.
FIFA confirms that President Sepp Blatter was not involved in a corruption investigation and says that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will proceed as planned.
Nine high-ranking football officials, including two current vice-presidents of world governing body FIFA, and five sports marketing executives have been indicted on federal corruption charges.
Swiss authorities on Wednesday opened criminal proceedings against individuals on suspicion of mismanagement and money laundering related to the award of rights to host the 2018 and 2022 FIFA soccer World Cups in Russia and Qatar.
Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Wednesday that the arrests of officials from football's world governing body FIFA were not linked to Russia's successful bid for the 2018 World Cup, TASS news agency reported.
All Blacks flyhalf Daniel Carter will make just his third Super Rugby start of the season in the number 10 shirt this weekend after being named in the Canterbury Crusaders side to face the competition-leading Wellington Hurricanes.