Messi nets two as Barca climb to 3rd


Lionel Messi scored two goals to lead Barcelona to a 3-2 win at Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league, while Atletico Madrid were ousted from the Copa del Rey by a third-tier side. The away win lifted Barcelona to third place. Atletico lead the league but lost 1-0 at third-tier Cornella in the Copa del Rey’s Round of 32.


Juventus end Milan’s unbeaten run with 3-1 win

AC Milan’s 27-game unbeaten run in Serie A ended with a 3-1 loss to Juventus that gives the defending champions renewed hopes of a 10th straight title. Federico Chiesa scored twice for Juventus with American Weston McKennie adding the third goal as Milan lost in the league for the first time since March, a streak dating back to last season. Milan still lead the table, while Juventus are fourth, seven points behind.


England Women to tour Pak for first time in October

England Women will tour Pakistan for the first time to play three One-day and two T20 Internationals in October, officials from both countries announced today. The two T20 games will be played in Karachi on October 14 and 15 as double-headers alongside the men’s team, who are set to visit Pakistan for the first time in 16 years. Heather Knight’s side will then remain in Karachi to compete in three ODIs on October 18, 20 and 22.

Abu Dhabi

Kenin opens season with win over Yang at Abu Dhabi Open

Sofia Kenin opened her season today by beating Yang Zhaoxuan 7-6(4) 6-2 in the first round of the Abu Dhabi Open. Fourth-seeded Aryna Sabalenka came back after trailing in the opening set to beat Polona Hercog 7-6(5) 6-2. Agencies

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