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Mesmeric Messi nets double as Barca romp past Bayern

BARCELONA - Two late moments of Lionel Messi magic and a goal from Neymar helped Barcelona break the resistance of Bayern Munich in a pulsating 3-0 victory in their Champions League semi-final first leg at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.

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Spanish league to block RFEF plans to suspend competition

MADRID - Spain's professional league (LFP) has begun legal action to block a decision by the soccer federation (RFEF) to indefinitely suspend competition from May 16 over a spat with the government on a new law on collective bargaining for TV rights.

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Federer falls under Kyrgios spell in Madrid exit

MADRID - Roger Federer became the latest big name to get sucked up by a whirlwind called Nick Kyrgios as the Australian tyro sent the Swiss top seed spinning out of the Madrid Masters in the second round on Wednesday.

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McIlroy plays down rivalry with Masters champion Spieth

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida - World number one Rory McIlroy and second-ranked Jordan Spieth talked down their budding rivalry as the pair took differing approaches to the $10 million Players Championship on Wednesday.

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'Miracle-man' De Villiers targets July return

CAPE TOWN - Jean de Villiers feared he may never walk again when he suffered a serious knee injury in November, yet five months after the incident, the South Africa captain is targeting a July return after what he describes as a "miracle" recovery.

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Simmons optimistic after positive start with Windies

- West Indies coach Phil Simmons believes their third test win over England can be the foundation for better things for Caribbean cricket, but warns next month’s tests against Australia represent a sterner examination of his team.

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Boston Marathon

Tens of thousands of runners brave cold rain for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon.

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Spieth wins Masters

Young gun Jordan Spieth adds his name to golf's record books with a stunning wire-to-wire victory by four shots.

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