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It’s Messi vs Germany for World Cup on Monday

Argentina's forward Lionel Messi. AFP FILE PHOTO

The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet’s best player against the tournament’s best team.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

5 reasons why Messi stands out in football world

Argentina's Lionel Messi sits during a training session in Vespesiano, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. On Sunday, Argentina faces Germany for the World Cup final soccer match in Rio de Janeiro. AP

A four-time world player of the year, Argentina’s Lionel Messi is gifted with talents that most footballers can only dream of. What makes him special is that he possesses not just one or two but a combination of special skills that give him an edge over just about everyone.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

World Cup final: Magical Messi or united Germany?

The July 3, 2010 file photo shows Germany's Miroslav Klose, left, walking past Argentina's Lionel Messi as he celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Argentina and Germany at the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa. Germany won 4-0. On Sunday, July 13, 2014, Germany and Argentina will face each other again in the final of the 2014 soccer World Cup. AP

The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet’s best player against the tournament’s best team.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Argentine army count on ‘amazing’ Messi at World Cup

Argentina's Lionel Messi controls the ball during a training session at Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, June 30, 2014. On Tuesday, Argentina will face Switzerland in their next World Cup soccer match.  AP

More than 100,000 Argentine fans will besiege Sao Paulo on Tuesday to see four-time world footballer of the year Lionel Messi and his teammates take on Switzerland for a place in the World Cup quarterfinals.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Photos | Read More »

Wimbledon: Shaq, the big tennis fan; Victoria Azarenka loves Lionel Messi

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Here’s a new nickname for Shaquille O’Neal: The Big Tennis Fan.The former NBA star — who famously dubbed himself Shaq-Fu, Diesel, Superman and The Big Aristotle, among other monikers — showed up at Wimbledon on Monday.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Late Messi strike seals Argentina win over Iran

Argentina's Lionel Messi winks as he leaves the pitch after the group F World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Iran at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 21, 2014. Lionel Messi scored a superb goal in stoppage time to give Argentina a 1-0 victory over Iran.  AP

Watched from the stands by Maradona, Lionel Messi only needed a few seconds to shoot Argentina into the second round of the World Cup.

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Dzeko’s our Messi, says Bosnia coach Susic

Bosnia's Edin Dzeko shields the ball from Argentina's Hugo Campagnaro during the group F World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Bosnia at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. AP

Just a few weeks ago, Edin Dzeko was being heralded as the best player in the English Premier League by no less an esteemed judge as Jose Mourinho.

Posted: June 21st, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Messi wants more offensive Argentina against Iran

Argentina's Lionel Messi, center, stands with teammates Enzo Perez, left, and Gonzalo Higuain, right, during a training session in Vespasiano, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Argentina plays in group F of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano

Argentina captain Lionel Messi believes coach Alejandro Sabella has to back his side’s attacking capabilities and include him among a front three when they face Iran on Saturday in Belo Horizonte.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

World Cup intruders, Miss BumBum arouse security concerns

Andressa Urach (C) a former Miss Bumbum pageant contestant is escorted by members of security out of the grounds during a Portugal team training session in Campinas, Sao Paulo, on June 18, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. AFP

A “Miss BumBum” who claims she slept with Cristiano Ronaldo, a Chilean stadium invasion and a Lionel Messi fan who snuck into Argentina’s training camp cast an unflattering spotlight on World Cup security Wednesday.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Messi off the mark as Argentina win World Cup opener

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Lionel Messi scored a sparkling individual goal and created another as Argentina overcame a faltering performance to opened their World Cup campaign with a 2-1 win over Bosnia on Sunday.

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

A nation expects as Messi enters World Cup stage

Argentina's forward Lionel Messi. AFP FILE PHOTO

Four-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi enters the World Cup fray on Sunday, hoping he can at last add a major team title to all the individual honors he has accrued over the years.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

France has a point to prove; Messi set for action

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France is preparing for its first World Cup match since leaving South Africa in disgrace four years ago following a player strike and a group-stage exit.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Messi, Ronaldo duel for World Cup stardom

Argentina's forward Lionel Messi (L) heads the ball with forward Ezequiel Lavezzi during a training session at the Independencia Arena in Belo Horizonte on June 11, 2014 ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup football tournament.  AFP

One is the world’s best known footballer, the other the most valuable. They have scored the same number of Champions League goals and are loaded down with titles.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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