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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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English club angered by ‘mob’ behavior over rapist

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — The chairman of an English soccer team says he is angry that “mob-like behavior” forced the club to back down from its decision to allow a convicted rapist to train at its facilities.

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Indonesia bans 12 players and officials for life

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian soccer authorities have banned 12 players and officials for life over an own-goal fiasco in a playoff match.

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Club owner under attack over controversial remarks

Wigan Athletic's new manager Malky Mackay and Chairman Dave Whelan background pause, during a press conference at the DW Stadium, in Wigan, England,  Wednesday Nov. 19, 2014. Wigan was condemned by English football's anti-discrimination organization for hiring Malky Mackay as its manager on Wednesday while he is still under investigation for offensive comments. Since August, the English Football Association has been looking into a dossier from Mackay's time as Cardiff manager, including text messages he acknowledged were "completely unacceptable, inappropriate." (AP Photo/PA, Barrington Coombs) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

The owner of an English soccer club is being investigated by the Football Association after making controversial comments about Jewish and Chinese people, sparking a backlash from community leaders and sponsors on Friday.

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