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Messi breaks Spanish league record with 253 goals

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, from Argentina, is lifted by his teammates after scoring against Sevilla during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla,  at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.  Messi set a La Liga scoring record of 253 goals when he claimed a hat-trick in Saturday's match at the Camp Nou stadium against Sevilla. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Lionel Messi was raised aloft by his Barcelona teammates after becoming the Spanish league’s all-time leading scorer in style on Saturday.

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Messi scores 252nd league goal to break record

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, second right, from Argentina, celebrates scoring with his teammates Xavi Hernandez, center, and Neymar, from Brazil, right, against Sevilla during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi has broken the Spanish league’s all-time scoring record, surpassing the previous 251-goal mark in Barcelona’s match against Sevilla on Saturday.

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Messi’s father downplays hints of Barcelona exit

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi’s father, who acts as the player’s agent, has downplayed the stir his son caused by hinting at an exit from Barcelona.

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Messi hints he may not end career at Barcelona

Argentina's soccer star Lionel Messi, centre, stretches during a training session with teammates in  Carrington, Manchester England Monday Nov. 17, 2014.  Argentina will play Portugal in a friendly international soccer match at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mike Egerton/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi, who has always planned to end his career at Barcelona, is hinting that might not happen.

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Doha to host 2019 athletics world championships

This is a Friday May 9, 2014  file photo of athletes as they compete in the men's 3,000m steeplechase at the IAAF Diamond League in the Qatari capital Doha. Doha ere chosen Tuesday Nov. 18, 2014 to host the 2019 athletics world championships. The Qatari capital beat  bids from Eugene, Oregon, and Barcelona in a secret vote Tuesday by members of the IAAF council.  (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

MONACO (AP) — Doha will host the 2019 athletics world championships, another sporting victory for the tiny Gulf state of Qatar. It already has the World Cup in 2022, and may also have ambitions for the biggest prize of them all, the Olympics.

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