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Messi all-time top Champions scorer

Lionel Messi became the all-time top goalscorer in the Champions League with a hat-trick, while Luis Suarez registered his first goal for Barcelona in a routine 4-0 win away at APOEL Nicosia on Tuesday. Suarez finally got on the scoresheet in his fifth appearance since aFULL STORY

Pellegrini urges Man City to seize chance

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini urged his side to finish the job after they breathed life into their flatlining Champions League campaign by beating 10-man Bayern Munich 3-2. Having seen Sergio Aguero put City ahead from the penalty spot after Mehdi Benatia had been sent offFULL STORY

Curry helps Warriors beat the Heat 114-97

Stephen Curry scored 40 points to help and the Golden State Warriors beat the Miami Heat 114-97 on Tuesday night for their sixth consecutive victory. Golden State scored 14 straight points to open a 107-95 lead with 2 minutes, 50 seconds to go. Curry and ThompsonFULL STORY

Pakistan on top as Hafeez nears double ton

Mohammad Hafeez continued his rich vein of form and closed in on his maiden double hundred in Tests as Pakistan reached 281 for three against New Zealand at the close on the first day of the third and final Test yesterday. Opener Hafeez, who returned toFULL STORY

Hughes has more scans, still in critical condition

Phillip Hughes, the Australian batsman who needed emergency surgery after being knocked out by a cricket ball, remained in critical condition yesterday. Australia team doctor Peter Brukner issued a statement saying Hughes had further scans at St Vincent’s Hospital during the morning and that hisFULL STORY

WADA may launch appeal over secret Sun doping ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) may appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after Chinese swimming star Sun Yang served a three-month doping ban in secret, a spokesman said. The spokesman said WADA had not received full details of the case, while the World Anti-DopingFULL STORY

Predators edge Kings 4-3 in shootout

James Neal scored the only goal of a six-round shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. Craig Smith, Ryan Ellis and Eric Nystrom scored in regulation for Nashville. In the shootout, Neal beat Martin Jones withFULL STORY

US pair finally awarded 1964 Olympic medal

After 50 years, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has finally figured out the pairs figure skating at the 1964 Games. The IOC has corrected the standings of the competition to show the US sibling team of Vivian Joseph and Ronald Joseph as the bronze medalists. In addition,FULL STORY

FEATURE: Blood, sweat and tears yield ultramarathon joy

Running 217km through the searing summer heat of Death Valley in California before ending the route with a cumulative gain of 15,181m to reach the slopes of Mount Whitney? Slogging across four desert courses, each 241km long, in Chile, China, Egypt and Antarctica in what isFULL STORY

Muhammad Ali daughters promote ‘I Am Ali’ in UK

Muhammad Ali’s daughters are in London to promote the British release of the documentary I Am Ali. They say the legendary former boxing champion is still waiting to see it for the first time. Stepsisters Maryum and Hana Ali plan to visit their 72-year-old father inFULL STORY

British World Cup ticket official may be jailed in Brazil

A senior executive of world soccer governing body FIFA’s ticketing and hospitality partner could be jailed if he returns to Brazil to await trial for charges including money laundering, racketeering and illegally selling World Cup tickets. Ray Whelan, a director at Match Services AG, who deniesFULL STORY

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Chelsea smash Schalke to make last 16

Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea marched into the Champions League last 16 as Group G winners on Tuesday after an emphatic 5-0 win against Robert di Matteo’s Schalke 04. Mourinho’s Premier League leaders brushed Di Matteo’s ineffective Royal Blues aside in Gelsenkirchen as captain John Terry put themFULL STORY

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Cavani, Ibrahimovic guide PSG past Ajax

Edinson Cavani scored twice and Zlatan Ibrahimovic was also on target as Paris Saint-Germain beat Ajax 3-1 at the Parc des Princes in Group F of the Champions League on Tuesday. Cavani’s first-half opener was canceled out by Davy Klaassen midway through the second half asFULL STORY

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Shakhtar lose 1-0 to Bilbao

Shakhtar Donetsk lost 1-0 at home to Athletic Bilbao in the Champions League on Tuesday, but had already been handed a place in the last 16 thanks to Porto’s earlier win at BATE Borisov. BATE’s 3-0 defeat meant Shakhtar, who have reached the knockout stage forFULL STORY

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: AS Roma foiled by CSKA’s Berezutsky

Vasily Berezutsky’s equalizer deep in injury time earned CSKA Moscow an unlikely 1-1 draw with AS Roma on Tuesday after Francesco Totti enhanced his standing as the Champions League’s oldest goalscorer. Totti, who claimed the scoring record against Manchester City in September, put Roma in frontFULL STORY

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Slick Porto score three to put BATE out of their misery

An inspired second-half performance by Hector Herrera led Porto to a 3-0 win against BATE Borisov, which put the Belarus side out of their Champions League misery and sent Shakhtar Donetsk through on Tuesday. The Mexican broke the deadlock with a long-range shot and was alsoFULL STORY

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Sporting move into second in Group G, end Maribor hopes

Sporting Lisbon moved into the second qualifying spot in Champions League Group G with a 3-1 win over NK Maribor on Tuesday that put the Slovenian club out of the tournament. With one game left to play, Sporting improved to seven points. Maribor have three, withFULL STORY

SPORTS BRIEFS

BOXING Pacquiao offers short split Manny Pacquiao is open to taking a smaller purse in a dream match-up with undefeated US boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr, the Philippine boxing hero’s business manager said on Tuesday. “The talks are already going on. It is more of what the fansFULL STORY

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