In pictures: Today in sports

From a remarkable story of survival and remembering trailblazers to an attempt at a world record: Top 10 sports photos of the day: April 16 2019

Pooch who swam 220 km
Survival of the fittest | If you've had a hard day, this pup is sure to warm your heart. Workers on an oil rig off the coast of the Gulf of Thailand spotted a dog paddling 220km off the coast. The exhausted pooch was rescued and cared for. Apparently named Boonrod, the little one has been adopted by the worker who rescued him. Step aside swimming champs, here's a winner who swam the miles that mattered. Photo: AFP
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Pep Guardiola
Liverpool did what? | If you've gotten comfortable with Manchester City's dominance in the Premier League, think again. With their win against Chelsea, Liverpool currently leads the table with a 2-point lead over City. Pep Guardiola's expression might just symbolic of the fandom. City, meanwhile, has bigger things on its mind as it takes on Tottenham in their Champions League Quarter Final 2nd leg on Wedneday. (AP) Photo: AP
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NHL Stanley cup
Only cheerleader one needs | Jordan Martinook of the Carolina Hurricanes can play in peace with his good luck charm watching his every move. He greets his three-month-old son Chase before the game against Washington Capitals during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs in North Carolina. (AFP) Photo: AFP
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Novak Djokovic
"You had one job" | Serbia's Novak Djokovic is a mood all by himself as he reacts during his tennis match against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber on the day 4 of the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series tournament in Monaco on Tuesday. (AFP) Photo: AFP
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Jack Robinson Day
Wrapped in history | A detailed view of the socks worn by Steve Cishek of the Chicago Cubs before the start of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park in Miami. All players are wearing the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. Robinson was the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. (AFP) Photo: AFP
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Camp Nou
Calm before the storm | An empty Camp Nou is quite the sight. The lull wont last long though as Barcelona hosts Manchester United in the second leg of the Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg. (Reuters) Photo: Reuters
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Cricket
Thunderous innings | IPL is not the only space for explosive cricket. These boys in Ahmedabad seem to be happy playing a good game of cricket as a storm threatens to halt play. We hope they've got D/L terms figured out. (PTI) Photo: PTI
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Siosifa Lisala
But first, let me take a selfie | Siosifa Lisala of Japan has his priorities set as he takes pictures with fans on day two of the HSBC Rugby Sevens Singapore at the National Stadium in Singapore. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Chris Lewis
From one bail to another | Former England cricketer Chris Lewis poses for a photograph in front of the stage set for rehearsal of a play about his life entitled 'A Long Walk Back' at The Haymarket theatre in Basingstoke. Chris Lewis's journey from opening the bowling for England in the 1992 World Cup final to contemplating suicide and being convicted of drugs smuggling will all be covered in this production. (AFP) Photo: AFP
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Skaters -London-Extinction Rebellion
Slipping away from safety | While environment campaigners Extinction Rebellion caused disruptions all over London thanks to a a coordinated protest on Monday, skaters seem largely unaffected. Note the grafitti of their logos on the ramp. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Hour World Record
One for the books | Aerial view of the Bicentenary Velodrome of Aguascalientes, where Belgian cyclist Victor Campenaerts of the Lotto-Soudal team, will attempt to break the Hour World Record, in Mexico on Tuesday. Campenarts will be the 18th rider to target the men's Hour Record since rule changes came into place. Currently the Hour World Record belongs to British cyclist Bradley Wiggins.There have been nine official attempts to beat Wiggins mark. (AFP) Photo: AFP
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