Late goal by Messi gives Barcelona dramatic win over Madrid

Lionel Messi scored in the last minute to give Barcelona a dramatic 3-2 win over 10-man Real Madrid today, leaving the Spanish league title race wide open. Messi netted from inside the area after a cross by Jordi Alba two minutes into stoppage time of the "clasico," leaving the rivals level on points. Barcelona is ahead on the head-to-head tiebreaker, but Madrid still has a game in hand. Ivan Rakitic put Barcelona ahead with a powerful left-footed shot from outside the area in the 73rd, but Madrid still found the strength to equalize with substitute James Rodriguez in the 85th. It was the second consecutive win by Barcelona at the Bernabeu.

April 23, 2017 13:47 UTC

Aussie TV icon Kerri-Anne Kennerley honoured at Logies

Aussie TV icon Kerri-Anne Kennerley honoured at LogiesRYAN PIERSE/GETTY IMAGES Kerri-Anne Kennerley looked stunning in a floor length gown with sparkling silver crystals. After half a century appearing on Australian TV, Kerri-Anne Kennerley has become the third woman to be inducted into the Logies Hall of Fame. Kennerley spent years helping to wake the nation on TV shows such as Good Morning Australia, Mornings with Kerri-Anne and Midday with Kerri-Anne. RYAN PIERSE/GETTY IMAGES Kerri-Anne Kennerley and John Kennerley - he broke his neck in a fall while on holidays last year in Coffs Harbour. Kennerley started her started her long TV career in children's shows Everybody In and The Channel Niners at the age of 13.

April 23, 2017 11:37 UTC

Belarus stuns Switzerland to reach first Fed Cup final

MINSK, Belarus (AP) " Belarus surprised a higher-rated Swiss team 3-2 to reach its first-ever Fed Cup final Sunday. 125-ranked Aryna Sabalenka gave the Belarusians an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five match as she beat Viktorija Golubic 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. The Belarusian victory sets up a final against either the Czech Republic or the United States in November, when Belarus should have the services of former No. Switzerland had been seeking to reach its second Fed Cup final. Veteran Hingis also played in its first final in 1998, winning two rubbers and losing the decisive doubles encounter in a 3-2 loss to Spain.

April 23, 2017 11:03 UTC

Red hot Perth Glory tee up Sydney A-League semifinal

Red hot Perth Glory tee up Sydney A-League semifinalDARRIAN TRAYNOR/GETTY IMAGES Diego Castro was the match's outstanding player,Diego Castro has embarrassed Melbourne City in their elimination final and sent Perth Glory to the A-League final four for the first time in five years. City looked a shadow of the team that won the FFA Cup earlier in the season, playing without fluency against the rampaging Glory. In contrast, Kenny Lowe's counter-attacking side continued their domination of possession-hungry City and can look forward to a date with premiers Sydney FC in Saturday's semifinal. The Spaniard's tricks continued, with his fizzing through-ball putting Adam Taggart clear only for the striker's effort to be saved. The margin might have been greater but two goals would do for Perth, who kept just their third clean sheet of the season.

April 23, 2017 11:03 UTC

Mary Keitany breaks a marathon record with 3rd London win

LONDON (AP) " Kenyan runner Mary Keitany broke Paula Radcliffe's women-only marathon world record on Sunday with a third victory in London, while Daniel Wanjiru won the men's race for the first time. Keitany was on track to break that outright world record halfway through Sunday's race in the British capital in sunny conditions, but the pace eased up. Tirunesh Dibaba was 55 seconds behind Keitany while fellow Ethiopian, Aselefech Mergia, was third. The men's race saw the 24-year-old Wanjiru winning his first major marathon in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 48 seconds. All I was thinking was 'win, win, win.'"

April 23, 2017 10:59 UTC

Author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot in Kenya

Author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot in KenyaSUPPLIED Kuki Gallmann was airlifted to hospital for treatment. The Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann was shot at her Kenyan ranch and airlifted for treatment after herders invaded in search of pasture to save their animals from drought, officials said Sunday. Richard Constant, the deputy chairman of the Laikipia Farmers Association, said suspicion falls on herders from the Pokot community who have invaded Gallmann's ranch several times. Lodges belonging to Gallmann were burned by the herders last month. The Laikipia Farmers Association says when the military and police drive herders from one ranch they move into another.

April 23, 2017 10:18 UTC

Police hunting for two people after armed TAB robbery

Police hunting for two people after armed TAB robberyFAIRFAX NZ The armed robbery hapened at around 6pm on Sunday night, Police said. Police are hunting two people after an armed robbery in Mt Albert, Auckland. Inspector Kerry Watson said the robbery occurred around 6pm on Sunday at the Mount Albert TAB on New North Road. The last incident at the same Mt Albert TAB in 2011 involved four people, three of them armed. In October of last year three people were arrested after the armed robbery of a TAB in New Plymouth.

April 23, 2017 09:53 UTC

Kuboya wins in playoff to capture Panasonic Open

NODA, Japan (AP) " Kenichi Kuboya of Japan beat compatriot Katsumasa Miyamoto in the first playoff hole on Sunday to win the Panasonic Open. Kuboya fired a 7-under-par 64 in the final round to finish tied with Miyamoto (68) at 11 under 273. Kuboya started the final round six strokes off the lead but made up ground on Sunday with seven birdies in a bogey-free round at the Chiba Country Club. Jason Knutzon of the United States, who led the first two rounds, had an even-par 71 in the final round to finish tied for 15th place at 5 under 279. Defending champion Yuta Ikeda struggled with the windy conditions for a 73 and tied for 36th place.

April 23, 2017 09:33 UTC

Broadchurch season finale: Dorset proves darkest before the dawn

Broadchurch season finale: Dorset proves darkest before the dawnSUPPILED Miller and Hardy deserve a spin-off show of their own. Be Warned: this article contains spoilers for the season finale of Broadchurch. READ MORE:* TV review: Broadchurch returns with a brutal bullet* Broadchurch: More and more suspects emerge along with a new clue* Broadchurch review: Another death in the family? * Broadchurch: Newcomer Julie Hesmondhalgh on those harrowing opening scenesSupplied Trish was given closure, even if it was only to understand she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. ITV Julie Hesmondhalgh as Trish Winterman, who struggled with the aftermath of sexual assault, on Broadchurch.

April 23, 2017 09:22 UTC

The Bachelor recap: Where is the mysterious Sloth tattoo?

The Bachelor recap: Where is the mysterious Sloth tattoo? Matt Klitscher Zac oh Zac, whoever will you send home this week? Matt Klitscher Rosie got stuck in with the elephants and started to have a good time. Now for the single date, new girl Sarah gets the one-on-one time with Zac and boy am I glad. Christchurch girl Sarah gets a rose that everyone saw coming from a mile away.

April 23, 2017 09:11 UTC

Destiny's Child reunite (briefly)

Destiny's Child reunite (briefly)Destiny's Child has reunited (briefly) to celebrate the launch of Kelly Rowland's new book, Whoa, Baby! Rowland posted a photo of the former girl group on Instagram. ❤❤❤ A post shared by Kelly Rowland (@kellyrowland) on Apr 22, 2017 at 1:07pm PDTJEFF HAYNES/REUTERS Beyonce (C) and Destiny's Child perform during the half-time show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New Orleans, 2013. The photograph marks the first time the bandmates have been spotted together since November when they showed off the Mannequin Challenge. READ MORE:* Michelle Williams gets confused with Michelle Williams* Britney Spears, Adele, James Corden and other celeb mannequin challenges- Stuff

April 23, 2017 08:26 UTC

Diver dies in 'medical incident' at Titahi Bay, Porirua

Diver dies in 'medical incident' at Titahi Bay, PoriruaTOM RUSSELL A diver died after getting into trouble at Titahi Bay on Sunday. (FILE)A diver has died following what police described as a "medical incident" at Wellington's Titahi Bay. On Sunday afternoon, Wellington Free Ambulance responded to reports of a diver – believed to be a man in his 30s or 40s – in a deteriorating condition who had surfaced near the beach at Terrace Rd. ROSS GIBLIN/ FAIRFAX NZ Wellington Free ambulance responded to reports of a diver in trouble at Titahi Bay on Sunday afternoon. Wellington Free Ambulance said the patient was declared dead at the scene just before the helicopter was due to land in the area.

April 23, 2017 07:41 UTC

Alanna Campbell conquers in comeback victory

By NZ GolfBay of Plentys number one amateur Alanna Campbell has equalled a course record to complete a clinical come from behind victory at the Carrus Open hosted by the Tauranga Golf Club. In front of friends and family from all over the region, Campbell made eight birdies on her way to a record-equalling round of six under (66) to record her third Jennian Homes Charles Tour title. "I feels great, I set myself the goal of shooting six-under at the start of the day so I went and got that done which is nice," said an emotional Campbell. Jennian Homes Charles Tour 2016/17 ChampionsTaranaki Open - Tyla KingiContinued below. Auckland timber business backs staff loans to beat payday lendersHarewood Open - Rose ZhengAkarana Open - Hanee SongMuriwai Open - Chantelle CassidyCarrus Open - Alanna Campbell- This story has been automatically published using a media release from Golf NZ

April 23, 2017 07:07 UTC

Thinking of pulling a sickie tomorrow? Think again, cautions employment expert

If you are thinking of pulling a sickie tomorrow to enjoy a four-day weekend, think again. Barnett said a lot of companies will give staff time off tomorrow so long as it does not disrupt business too much. Employment lawyer Helen White said there had always been a phenomenon of Mondayitis but it was sensible for employers to give staff time off tomorrow with Anzac Day falling on Tuesday. It's Anzac Day and school holidays. Really sensible employers and employees will use that time as annual leave," White said.

April 23, 2017 06:48 UTC

Boy arrested after trying to drive solo across Australia

Boy arrested after trying to drive solo across AustraliaPolice arrested the boy in Broken Hill, New South WalesA 12-year-old boy attempting to drive across Australia solo has been pulled over at Broken Hill some 1300 kilometres into his journey. The boy was stopped in Broken Hill on Saturday morning having seemingly driven across the entire state of New South Wales. Broken Hill highway patrol officers stopped the 12-year-old's vehicle about 11am on Saturday (local time) when they noticed its bumper dragging on the ground. READ MORE: Watch: Truck drags car"Checks revealed the driver to be a 12-year-old boy travelling from Kendall NSW on his way to Perth," the spokesperson said. The boy was arrested and taken to Broken Hill police station.

April 23, 2017 06:33 UTC

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