Lionel Messi broke Gerd Mueller's 40-year-old record for most soccer goals in a year by scoring for the 86th time in 2012 on Sunday.
The forward scored twice, putting Barcelona ahead of Real Betis 2-0 by the 25th minute of the Spanish league match. Barcelona held on to win 2-1.
Messi has 74 goals for Barcelona and 12 for Argentina this year. Mueller scored 85 for Bayern Munich and West Germany.
After a few days to cool off following an epic collapse in negotiations, the league and union have been in touch in an attempt to restart talks that could save the season. "Trying to set up something for this week, but nothing finalized yet," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in an email. Negotiations broke down Thursday night after three days of talks in New York. All games have been canceled through Friday, and more games will surely be wiped off the schedule soon.
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o won the Lott IMPACT Trophy as the defensive player having the biggest impact on his team. Stanford linebacker Chase Thomas was also one of four finalists. It was the seventh national award for Te'o in a week. He was runner-up for the Heisman Trophy on Saturday. The award is named for Hall of Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott.
Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair birdied five of the last six holes to win the Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, Fla. They had a 12-under 60 in a scramble format to finish at 31-under 185. Perry, 52, became the oldest player to win the Shootout and also won for the third time with a different partner. Rory Sabbatini and Charles Howell III (57) finished a shot back at Tiburon Golf Club.
Tina Maze won her third straight World Cup giant slalom to extend her lead in the overall standings, and defending champion Lindsey Vonn placed 27th after almost crashing out in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Maze held her morning lead to finish 0.08 seconds ahead of Viktoria Rebensburg with a two-run time of 2 minutes, 11.07 seconds.
Doinghardtimeagain won the $196,000 Soviet Problem Stakes by 2¼ lengths at Hollywood Park, giving trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and jockey Martin Garcia their second stakes win in as many days. They teamed to win the $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes with Lady of Fifty on Saturday. Doinghardtimeagain ($15.80) ran seven furlongs in 1:23.93.