Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Apoel during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Apoel and Barcelona , at GSP stadium, in Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/ Philippos Christou)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Apoel during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Apoel and Barcelona , at GSP stadium, in Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/ Philippos Christou)

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–MESSI HAT TRICK SHATTERS CHAMPIONS LEAGUE RECORD

Lionel Messi scored three goals to shatter the Champions League career scoring record as Barcelona won 4-0 at APOEL. Messi took his career tally to 74 with his fifth Champions League hat trick in 91 matches.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ddadf6d81bc5407e84d7830a0efca45c/messi-gains-champions-league-record-hat-trick

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–CURRY POWERS WARRIORS PAST HEAT FOR 6TH STRAIGHT WIN

So much for Stephen Curry’s mini-shooting slump. Curry scored 40 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the Miami Heat 114-97 for their sixth consecutive victory.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/05401aa97bc4448a827dc05a4eebf6a2/curry-powers-warriors-past-heat-114-97

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–NEAL SCORES ONLY GOAL IN 6-ROUND SHOOTOUT, LIFTS PREDATORS TO WIN OVER KINGS

James Neal had to be patient while waiting for his name to be called in the shootout. He scored the only goal of the six-round tiebreaker to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 win over the Kings.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/8f0844971e2a4928b6c304ac147c0477/neal-lifts-predators-over-kings-4-3-shootout

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–LONG TIME COMING: US PAIRS 1964 OLYMPIC BRONZE MEDAL

After 50 years, the IOC finally has figured out the pairs figure skating at the 1964 Games, correcting the standings to show American siblings Vivian Joseph and Ronald Joseph as the bronze medalists.

http://hosted2.ap.org/OHHIL/6df2cfc1091844ecb6b0e748dcd12ec8/Article_2014-11-25-OLY–1964%20Medal%20Awarded/id-58a7938bd2a34c84a905956f1ab56324