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MESSI BREAKS RONALDO'S RECORD IN BARCELONA ROUT
Lionel Messi broke Christiano Ronaldo's record for hat tricks in the Spanish league with his 24th treble -- and 32nd in all competitions -- in Barcelona's 6-1 thrashing of Rayo Vallecano on Sunday. That also meant Barcelona overtook Ronaldo's Real Madrid at the top of the league by one point, and put him level with his rival on 30 goals for the season in the competition.
DEFENDING CHAMP SWITZERLAND BEATEN IN DAVIS CUP FIRST ROUND
Playing without stars Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, defending champion Switzerland slumped to a first-round loss to Belgium in the Davis Cup, while Andy Murray scored the decisive point to lift Britain past the United States and Novak Djokovic led Serbia to victory over Croatia.
CYCLING LEADERS SLAMMED FOR LETTING ARMSTRONG CHEAT
Cycling officials let doping flourish and broke their own rules so Lance Armstrong could cheat his way to becoming the superstar the sport badly needed, according to a scathing report into its drug culture.
LYON RECLAIMS TOP SPOT FROM PSG WITH EMPHATIC WIN
Lyon responded to Paris Saint-Germain's big win on Saturday with an even more emphatic performance, romping to a 5-1 victory away to Montpellier to reclaim top spot from PSG in the closely-contested French title race.
VONN REGAINS LEAD IN WORLD CUP WITH WIN IN GERMANY
Lindsey Vonn is back doing what she does best, winning races and making history with each new win. After missing out on a gold medal at last month's home World Championships, Vonn won a World Cup Super-G to regain the lead in the discipline with one race remaining.