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  • Lionel Messi came off the bench to hit a hat-trick as Argentina qualified for the quarter-finals of the Copa America with a 5-0 win over 10-man Panama. Ramon Humber Jersey . Nicolas Otamendi and Sergio Aguero were also on target for Gerardo Martinos team as they advanced with a game to spare.Blas Perez was booked in the sixth minute for a late challenge on Javier Mascherano 40 yards from goal and Argentina went ahead from the resulting free-kick. Angel Di Maria swung the free-kick over from the left and Otamendi climbed above a static Panama defence to plant a firm header past Jaime Penedo into the net. Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to help send Argentina through Alberto Quintero then tested Romero from distance but it was a comfortable stop for the Argentina keeper.Panama were reduced to 10 men in the 31st minute when Anibal Godoy, who was one of five players booked in the first 20 minutes of the game, was given a second yellow card for raising his arm off the ball at Nicolas Gaitan.Penedo had to be sharp to block a sliced clearance from his own defender Felipe Baloy and moments later Ever Banega forced another save out of him.Messi made his return from injury in the 61st minute and it took him just seven minutes to get on the scoresheet. Messi now has 53 goals for his country Luis Henriquezs attempted clearance hit Higuain and dropped into the path of Messi 15 yards out and he kept his cool to place the ball past Penedo.He made it three 12 minutes from time with a fine free-kick, curling the ball over the wall and away from a diving Penedo into the net.Aguero had a goal ruled out for offside before Messi scored the 53rd international goal of his career, holding off Baloy and cutting inside to curl a shot beyond Penedo to complete his hat-trick. A fan in a Barcelona shirt came onto the pitch after Argentinas win But Aguero did get his goal a minute from time when a long pass from Messi found Marcos Rojo and he headed the ball back across goal for the Manchester City striker to turn home from six yards out.You can watch the Copa America live on Premier Sports.Logan Thomas Jersey . The Raptors (15-15) posted six road victories last month and have won seven of their last nine games overall. Toronto visits the Washington Wizards on Friday night. Zay Jones Jersey . Kadri was dressed in a green jersey at Thursdays practice and skated as an extra forward on the teams fourth line as the Leafs. DALLAS -- Monta Ellis and Devin Harris scored 20 points apiece and the Dallas Mavericks extended Indianas season-long losing streak to four games with a 105-94 victory against the Pacers on Sunday night. The Pacers rallied from 17 points down in the first half and almost wiped out another double-digit deficit after halftime, but had the same offensive troubles late that plagued them early in the game. Paul George had 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Pacers, who stayed a game and a half up on Miami for the lead in the Eastern Conference after the Heat lost in overtime to Chicago. Dirk Nowitzki scored 14 points on a tough shooting night as the Mavericks swept the two-game season series from the Pacers, who were coming off their most lopsided loss in a 26-point defeat at Houston. Indiana was trailing 89-87 when Harris, who had a season high in points, had a three-point play on a driving layup and Nowitzki hit a pair of free throws. Ellis, who also had eight rebounds, put the game away in the final 2 minutes with a pair of jumpers that gave the Mavericks yet another double-digit lead at 102-92 with 56 seconds left. Lance Stephenson kept Indiana in the game early with 18 first-half points but was limited by foul trouble in the second half and finished with 21. George Hill scored 20 for Indiana. George was right on his scoring average from his last two trips to Dallas, but the Pacers couldnt get the defensive stops needed to make it three straight wins in Dallas. Shawn Marion scored 12 for Dallas, and Jose Calderon and Vince Carter had 10 apiece. Dallas reserves outscored Indianas 41-4. Two nights after blowing a 30-point lead before rallying in the fouurth quarter to beat Portland, the Mavericks went up 17 early in the second quarter only to let the Pacers get within 48-45 by halftime and pull even on the first shot of the third quarter -- a 3-pointer by George. Doug Flutie Jersey. A sluggish offence had a lot to do with the Pacers early deficit. They had one shot-clock violation in the first half and three other times when the buzzer went off after a shot was taken. But they finally got going in the last 8 minutes of the second quarter and shot 64 per cent for the period. Indiana stayed close in the first half thanks to Stephenson, who was 7 of 8 from the floor before halftime and finished the second quarter by banking a shot in after floating across the lane. Nowitzki had plenty of open looks in the first half but just couldnt hit many, finishing 2 of 8 with five points before halftime. He was 3 of 14 from the field for the game. The Mavericks shot 28 per cent in the second quarter, best illustrated when Jae Crowder bounced a breakaway layup off the back of the rim and Ellis missed a short jumper after getting the rebound. NOTES: Pacers G C.J. Watson missed his second game with a sprained right elbow. Coach Frank Vogel said Watson could return Tuesday against Boston. ... Crowder left the game with an abdominal strain. ... Dallas recalled G Gal Mekel from the NBDL. He played three games for the Texas Legends in his first action since right knee surgery on Jan. 17. ... The Mavericks honoured Mike Modano at halftime a night after his No. 9 was retired by the Dallas Stars in the same building. ... A fan won $10,000 at halftime by getting three giant, inflatable dice to land on a dollar sign, drawing a huge roar from the crowd. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '