In pictures: Today in sports

This Sunday has been all about successes in sport, be it Botta's triumph in Baku, Barcelona's defending their Spanish crown or Beauty Generation making competition look ordinary in Hong Kong. A pictorial look.

Bottas Mercedes Azerbaijan
Redemption | Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas beat teammate Lewis Hamilton by 1.5 seconds to win the Azerbaijan GP. With two podium finishes, Mercedes continues to dominate the season. (Reuters) Photo: Reuters
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La liga winners Barcelona Messi
Child's play | Lionel Messi and Barcelona will be happy to have the La Liga title in the bag before they head into the business end of the Champions League. They face Liverpool this week in the semifinal. Before that though, it is time to celebrate a season well-played with son Ciro for company. (Reuters) Photo: Reuters
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Beauty Generation
Cruising past | Beauty Generation's effortless win in the Group 1 Champions Mile race in Hong Kong made even the best look ordinary. Australian Jockey Zac Purton rode him to victory. (AFP) Photo: AFP
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Akane Yamaguchi
Making space on top | Third seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan poses on the podium after winning the women's singles final at the 2019 Badminton Asia Championships in Wuhan. She becomes the first Japanese woman to do so. (AFP) Photo: AFP
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Aguero Burnley FC vs City
Victor's anxiety | Not much separates Manchester City and the Premier League title, but with Liverpool tailing them closely, a draw or a loss does more damage than one would think. After a goalless first half against Burnley, City's Aguero must be relieved to have netted one to give his side a reason to breathe easy.(AFP) Photo: AFP
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Pant and Kohli
Mischief managed | Delhi Capitals wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant would have had his heart in his mouth seeing Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli walking towards him to discuss an appeal that was referred to DRS. The appeal was overturned as was Kohli's momentary irritation. Pant's cheeky face at the end of it all summed up the tension. (PTI) Photo: PTI
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Synchronised Swimming Japan
Greatest showmen | Or in this case, women. This monochrome image from Getty doesn't take anything away from the splendour of the Japanese team's routine in the Artistic Swimming Japan Open in Tokyo. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Walk out Vancouver Whitecaps
Taking a stand | Vancouver Whitecaps fans leave their seats during an in-game walkout protest to show support for members of the 2008 women's Whitecaps and under-20 Canadian national team who have alleged abuse by a former coach who ran both teams, as the Whitecaps play the Philadelphia Union during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver. (AP) Photo: AP
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London Marathon
Breaking through | It's an emotional finish for Switzerland's Manuela Schar as she crosses the finish line to win the women's wheelchair race of the 2019 London Marathon in central London on Sunday. (AFP) Photo: AFP
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Boston Bruins vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Little faith | A young fan is all set to cheer the Boston Bruins as it takes on the Columbus Blue Jackets during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs in Boston. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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