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Sachin's birthday, Manchester United's heartburn, Nadal's struggle and Chitra's triumph: Top 10 sports photos of the day: April 24 2019

Manchester Derby
Blow away | Manchester City's Kyle Walker is a mood as the team begin their clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford. This Manchester Derby has a lot at stake with title hopes on the line for City and Champions League qualification hopes for United. (Reuters) Photo: Reuters
Manchester Derby
Wearing love on one's sleeve | Manchester must be divided in oceans of blue and red as two of the city's teams, Manchester United and Manchester City take on each other at the legendary Old Trafford football stadium. (Reuters) Photo: Reuters
Happy birthday, Sachin
When God obliges | Sachin Tendulkar celebrated his 46th birthday today and his fans, Sudhir Kumar Chaudhary (R) and Sugumar (L) lived every Tendulkar fan's dream of wishing him on person on the day. (PTI) Photo: PTI
PU Chitra
Of laurels that matter | PU Chitra will attest for the fact that an opportunity to donn the tricolour outdoes a medal by a million miles. The 23-year-old did the country proud by winning gold in the women's 1500m event at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha. Photo: AP
Chennai Super Kings
Beyond barricades | Fans broke through fencing near the ticket counters at Chepauk stadium in a rush to get passes to the game between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians on Friday. (The Hindu) Photo: G Sribharath
Struggling sovereign | Rafael Nadal was, for the longest time, the undisputed king of clay. His invisibility is now shrouded in doubt, especially after that early exit in the Monte-Carlo Masters. Nadal battled past Leonardo Mayer at the Barcelona Open, after dropping his first set in four years. (AP) Photo: AP
CONCACAF Champions League
Love can kill | All that hardship for a few hours of loyalty. Fans seen at the CONCACAF Champions League Final between Tigres UANL and Monterrey in Mexico. (Reuters) Photo: Reuters
NBA Playoffs
Sounding the proverbial bugle | Rapper Lil Dicky rings the bell prior to Game Five of Round One of the 2019 NBA Playoffs between the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on April 23, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It seems like his effort paid off as the 76ers defeated the Nets 122-100. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
WTA Tennis Grand Prix
Making an entrance | That's one way to announce your arrival to an opponent. Estonia's Anett Kontaveit arrives for her match against France's Caroline Garcia at the WTA Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart. (AFP) Photo: AFP
Tribute to Nipsey Hussle
Ground for art | A basketball finds itself serving goals of another kind. Mural artist Gustavo Zermeno Jr. walks on a basketball court mural he dedicated to slain rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles. More than 50 colorful murals of Hussle have popped up in Los Angeles since the beloved rapper and community activist was gunned down outside his clothing store. (AP)