As Qatar beat its political rival UAE at the Asian Cup semi-final, Emirati fans hurled shoes at the winning team and stormed the pitch.
12-time major champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia lost in the French Open quarterfinal to lowly-ranked Marco Cecchinato of Italy who rose to the occasion and will now face Dominic Thiem of Austria on Friday.
The decision comes after rights groups urged Argentinian players to boycott Israel over its mistreatment of Palestinians.
The Liverpool forward was hurt in the first half of the Champions League final and is being treated in Spain, raising doubts as to whether he will be fit for the team’s opening match against Uruguay on June 14.
Twice world champions Argentina will play at Jerusalem’s Teddy Kollek Stadium on Saturday night in a World Cup warm-up match that has attracted huge interest among the Israeli fans, mainly because of Messi’s planned participation.
An international friendly between Turkey and Tunisia was overshadowed by Turkish captain Cenk Tosun berserkly running towards a fan and gesturing that he would slit his throat.
Cricket Australia says it is unaware of evidence linking their players to match-fixing but promised full investigation, if necessary.
Children were among the dead in the tragedy caused by hundreds of fans trying to enter the already packed stadium.
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