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Messi's hat-trick inspires Barca to 4-0 rout of Man City in CL

Updated: Oct 20, 2016 11:48 IST      
Messi's hat-trick inspires Barca to 4-0 rout of Man City in CL

Barcelona [Spain], Oct.20 (ANI): Star striker Lionel Messi marked his return to Barcelona with a hat-trick as the Spanish giants clinched a 4-0 win over Manchester City in their Champions League Group C clash here at Camp Nou on Thursday.

The Argentine, who came off the bench after a groin injury, netted a 17th-minute opener for Barcelona before scoring twice in the 61st and 69th minute to pile further misery on Pep Guardiola's side, goal.com reported.

Although Neymar's late penalty was saved by City's Willy Caballero, the Brazilian international soon made amends by scoring a goal just a minute before the final whistle to complete a comprehensive win for the La Liga side.

The match also saw the Etihad Stadium side reduce to 10 men after goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was sent off for handling outside the box.

Meanwhile, Barcelona were also reduced to 10 men in the last 15 minutes when substitute Jeremy Mathieu was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Raheem Sterling.

In another group clash, Bayern Munich trounced PSV Eindhoven 4-1 at Allianz Arena while Paris Saint Germain (PSG) sealed a 3-0 victory over FC Basel in Paris.

Barcelona are currently leading the group with nine points from three games, maintaining a five-point lead over second-placed City.

Barcelona will once again lock horns with City on November 2. (ANI)

Karachi [Pakistan], Apr 24 (ANI): Veteran batsman Younis Khan, who became the first Pakistani cricketer to complete 10,000 runs in Test cricket, has dedicated his milestone to his nation.

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Happy B'day Paaji: Kohli wishes `cricket hero` Tendulkar

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 17:48 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 24 (ANI): As legendary India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar turns 44 today, his apprentice and current skipper Virat Kohli took to Twitter to wish his `cricket hero` a very Happy Birthday.

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Manny Pacquiao 'not done yet' with boxing

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 15:05 IST     

Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 24 (ANI): Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has said he wants to show that he has `not done yet in boxing` when he defends his world title against Australia's Jeff Horn in Brisbane on July 2.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 24 (ANI): Australian batsman Shaun Marsh, all-rounder James Faulkner and fast bowler Peter Siddle were among the biggest names to miss out on the Cricket Australia's list of centrally contracted players for the 2017-18 international season.

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Super Boxing League to bring thrilling action to India

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 13:36 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 24 (ANI): Olympic medalist and two-time world champion boxer, Amir Khan is all set to promote boxing in India in association with the International Boxing Association (AIBA) by the launch of Super Boxing League (SBL), which will see the participation from top pugilists from India and abroad.

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Rohtak [India], Apr 24 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Hockey produced a dominant performance as they thrashed the Mumbai Hockey Association Ltd 9-0 in their Pool A clash of the 7th Senior National Championship 2017 (Women) 'A' Division here on Monday.

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Sri Lanka recall Lasith Malinga for Champions Trophy

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 12:56 IST     

Colombo [Sri Lanka], Apr 24 (ANI): Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga has been named in 15-man squad for the forthcoming Champions Trophy to be held in England and Wales in June.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 24 (ANI): Fourteen-time Grand Slam Champion Rafael Nadal has asserted that his next target will be his home event in Barcelona, where he owns nine titles and not the French Open.

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Younis Khan becomes first Pakistani to score 10000 Test runs

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 11:40 IST     

Karachi [Pakistan], Apr 24 (ANI): Veteran batsman Younis Khan has become the first Pakistani cricketer to complete 10,000 runs in Test cricket as his team reached reach 201-4 in reply to West Indies' 286-10 on the third day of the rain-affected first Test here at the Sabina Park, Kingston.

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Jamaica Test: Pakistan reach 201-4 in reply to Windies' 286

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 11:12 IST     

Jamaica [West Indies], Apr 24 (ANI): Gritting half centuries from Babar Azam and veteran Younis Khan helped Pakistan reach 201-4 in reply to West Indies' 286-10 on the third day of the rain-affected first Test here at the Sabina Park, Kingston.

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Wellington [New Zealand], Apr 24 (ANI): New Zealand pacers Mitchell McClenaghan and Adam Milne and all-rounder Corey Anderson all have been named in the 15-man squad for the forthcoming Champions Trophy to be held in England and Wales in June.

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New Delhi [India], Apr 24 (ANI): Even after taking retirement from the game, Sachin Tendulkar captured the imagination of all cricket fans and he continues to do the same till date.

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Madrid [Spain], Apr 24 (ANI): Star striker Lionel Messi scored his 500th Barcelona goal as his team defeated Real Madrid 3-2 and come back to the top of La Liga at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday night.

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I-League: East Bengal triumph over Minerva Punjab

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 09:19 IST     

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Apr 24 (ANI): East Bengal managed to return to winning ways, securing a 3-1 victory over Minerva Punjab in an I-League encounter at the Barasat District Sports Stadium here on Sunday.

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Rohtak (Haryana) [India], Apr 24 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy defeated Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu 11-0 on Day 4 of 7th Senior Women National Championships 2017 (A) Division on Sunday.

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IPL 2017: KKR hands RCB its worst defeat ever, all out at 49!

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 04:38 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr. 24 (ANI): When Kolkata Knight Riders scored a paltry target of 132 runs at the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday, an epic drubbing was expected, but little did everyone know that it was the Royal Challengers Bangalore who would go home with a shocker, as they suffered a humiliating collapse in chasing the target at Eden Gardens.

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Rajkot (Gujarat) [India], Apr 23 (ANI): West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who plays for Gujarat Lions, has been ruled out of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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Bopanna-Cuevas clinch Monte Carlo doubles title

Updated: Apr 23, 2017 17:40 IST     

Monte Carlo [Monaco], Apr 23 (ANI): Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas defeated seventh-seeded Spaniards Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez to clinch the men's doubles title of Monte Carlo Masters here on Sunday.

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London [UK], Apr 23 (ANI): Kenya's Mary Keitany took 41 seconds off the women's-only world record* at the Virgin Money London Marathon, running 2:17:01 at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday.

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Dwayne Bravo ruled out of IPL 2017

Updated: Apr 23, 2017 16:12 IST     

Rajkot (Gujarat) [India], Apr 23 (ANI): West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who plays for Gujarat Lions, has been ruled out of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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