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Football: Messi scores 400th goal as Barca edge past Valencia

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Barcelona’s Lionel Messi scores a goal during the Spanish La Liga match against Valencia at Camp Nou in Barcelona on Saturday. Photo – AFP
Messi made sure of all three points with the final kick of the game after Diego Alves had saved his initial effort

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Formula One: Hamilton powers to fourth pole in a row at Bahrain Grand Prix
Hamilton crushed his opponents’ efforts to stay with him as he delivered a stunning final lap in one minute and 32.571 seconds

Tennis: Djokovic sweeps Nadal aside, awaits Berdych in Monte Carlo final
Djokovic laid down an early French Open marker when he reached the Monte Carlos Masters final with a comprehensive 6-3, 6-3 win over eight-time champion Rafa Nadal

Cricket: Bangladesh record rare win over Pakistan in first One-day International
Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim set up the rare win with impressive centuries as the hosts piled up 329 for six after electing to take first strike at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.

Motorsport: Oman’s Ahmad ready for final round pressure at Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East round
For those drivers with a chance of winning, including Oman’s Ahmad Al Harthy, it is a huge opportunity to collect silverware in the Middle East’s only professional series


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Football: Balotelli is most abused Premier League player on social media
Liverpool’s Italian forward Mario Balotelli was the most abused player with some 8,000 posts, of which more than half were racist in nature
Formula One: Raikkonen quickest as Mercedes take it easy
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Football: Van Gaal must solve United's defensive conundrum at Chelsea
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Man City's Kompany could miss rest of season: Pellegrini
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Tennis: Safarova, Garcia to open Czechs v France Fed Cup tie
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Spanish League: Valencia test leaves Barcelona no time to bask in Paris joy
Luis Enrique’s men all but secured their place in the semifinals of the Champions League with a 3-1 dismantling of the French champions thanks to two wonderful goals from Luis Suarez.
Golf: European Challenge Tour season to climax in NBO Golf Classic Grand Final
As part of a four-year agreement, the European Challenge Tour season will now be redefined as the ‘Road to Oman’ culminating in the crucial NBO Golf Classic Grand Final
Tennis: Federer, Nadal, Wawrinka off the mark in Monte Carlo
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Suarez blasted referee Mazic following Atletico Madrid’s 0-0 draw with bitter neighbours Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
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The government is planning to enact a new legislation to keep tabs on the absconders hired through illegal recruitment process and crack down on the offenders
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The two additional flights will depart from Ahmedabad every Wednesday and Sunday at 11 p.m. and depart from Muscat every Thursday and Monday at 1.10 a.m.
Malaysian prime minister and wife sue opposition politician for slander
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Working mums seek improved child care units in Oman
Many employed women are not comfortable with leaving their infants in the hands of poorly skilled maids
Sunday Beat: Oman needs to weed out bad commercial practices
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SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrives at International Space Station with food and supplies for astronauts
The Canadian-made robotic arm pulled the cargo ship closer for berthing at 9:29am (1329 GMT), NASA said
US paratroopers in Ukraine to train forces as Moscow warns move will destabilise war-torn country
The move raised heckles in Moscow, which accuses the United States of backing the protests that brought down Ukraine's Kremlin-backed president Viktor Yanukovych last year
Oman accidents: Focus back on drivers after bus hits girl
The Indian School Mabela student has been lying unconscious in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Sultan Qaboos Hospital since Wednesday.
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Oman accidents: Focus back on drivers after bus hits girl
The Indian School Mabela student has been lying unconscious in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Sultan Qaboos Hospital since Wednesday.
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