Carlos Puyol, who will leave the club at the end of the campaign due to ongoing injury problems, has missed most of the season due to knee troubles, whilst Marc Bartra strained his hamstring as Barcelona were knocked out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid.
Kevin Pietersen missed Delhi Daredevils' practice match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai on Monday due to a finger injury which he sustained during fielding drills with Surrey at The Oval in March.
Roger Federer, returning to the tournament for the first time since 2011, was in a ruthless mood against Radek Stepanek as he raced to 5-0 in 17 minutes. The 17-time Grand Slam champion improved his record against the 35-year-old Stepanek to 14-2. The Czech has not beaten Federer in six years.
Oscar Pistorius is charged with premeditated murder for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year. He says he shot her by mistake; the prosecution says he killed her intentionally after an argument.
Australia have come a long way since their 4-0 drubbing at the hands of India and Shane Watson, who is captaining Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, is confident that they are now a much better team when India tour Down Under later in 2014.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians, captained by Rohit Sharma take on Gautam Gambhir-led Kolkata Knight Riders, winners of the 2012 edition in the first match of the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League. Catch all live updates here.
In a terrific show at the Bahrain Grand Prix, Sergio Perez finished third and Nico Hulkenberg was fifth as Force India catapulted to second in the constructors' championship with 44 points, just one more than third-placed McLaren.
The Supreme Court, on a recommendation from Indian Premier League's interim president Sunil Gavaskar, has asked Sundar Raman to continue as IPL's Chief Operating Officer. The court also asked the BCCI how it will probe the IPL betting and fixing scam.
New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson is preparing with his Mumbai Indians team in Abu Dhabi but won't play until New Zealand Cricket is satisfied he is recovered from the dislocated little finger suffered during ICC World Twenty20 on April 1.
Arsene Wenger's Arsenal climbed back above Everton into fourth place in the Premier League thanks to Olivier Giroud's inspired strike and a brace from Lukas Podolski at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.