Three red cards and Libertadores Cup has not even begun
Three red cards and Libertadores Cup has not even begun

The violence and misconduct that has often blighted the Libertadores Cup has reared its ugly head the week before the start of South America`s top club competition.

Mexican Vargas becomes WBC super bantamweight silver champion
Mexican Vargas becomes WBC super bantamweight silver champion

Mexican boxer Giovanni "Rey" Vargas has become World Boxing Council (WBC) super bantamweight silver champion after defeating Argentine Nestor Paniaguain in two rounds.

Lionel Messi doesn't care about other's stats, says Barca president
Lionel Messi doesn't care about other's stats, says Barca president

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Saturday claimed that Lionel Messi doesn't care about other players' statistics. The Argentine scored a brace and provided two assists helping Barca rout Elche at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero.

Work permit denied Angel Di Maria's move to Arsenal in 2007, reveals Arsene Wenger
Work permit denied Angel Di Maria's move to Arsenal in 2007, reveals Arsene Wenger

Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria is one of the several footballers, who almost joined Arsenal in the past.

Diego Maradona renews contract with Venezuela's Telesur network
Diego Maradona renews contract with Venezuela's Telesur network

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona renewed his contract with Venezuelan television station Telesur, which in April had invited him to be a commentator during the World Cup in Brazil, the station said on its website.

Hat-trick hero Sergio Aguero is special player, says Manchester City captain
Hat-trick hero Sergio Aguero is special player, says Manchester City captain

Vincent Kompany hailed Sergio Aguero as Manchester City`s "special player" after the Argentine`s hat-trick earned a rousing 3-2 comeback win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Angel Di Maria's wife rebuts claims Argentine is unhappy at Old Trafford
Angel Di Maria's wife rebuts claims Argentine is unhappy at Old Trafford

Manchester Untied winger Angel Di Maria's wife has turned to her social media account to rebut claims that the Argentine is unhappy at the English club.

Argentina gives asylum to gay Russian who claimed he was persecuted

Argentina has granted asylum to a Russian who arrived in the country fleeing what he said was violence and discrimination due to his sexual orientation, a rights group said Monday.

Classical Sergio Aguero is best in world, says Mauricio Pochettino
Classical Sergio Aguero is best in world, says Mauricio Pochettino

Sergio Aguero is the best striker in the world and conducts Manchester City`s attack like Mozart, fellow Argentine Mauricio Pochettino says as his Tottenham Hotspur side prepare for Saturday`s Premier League clash.

Another sentence for Argentina ex-dictator Gen Santiago Omar

The last military president in Argentina's 1976-1983 dictatorship has received another prison sentence, this time for the kidnapping and torture of 32 factory workers.

Lionel Messi ordered to appear in court on fraud charges
Lionel Messi ordered to appear in court on fraud charges

FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi will have to stand trial on corruption charges after a judge in the Catalan town of Gava rejected the footballer's appeal against having to appear, it was confirmed Friday.

Barthelemy puts IBF belt on line against Saucedo

Cuba`s Rances Barthelemy will make his first defence of his International Boxing Federation super featherweight world title Saturday against Argentine veteran Fernando Saucedo in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

Juventus as good as Barcelona, Real Madrid: Diego Simeone
Juventus as good as Barcelona, Real Madrid: Diego Simeone

Aletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone believes Italian champions Juventus are as good as Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid despite his side inflciting Juve`s first defeat of the season in a 1-0 win on Wednesday.

Lionel Messi is Barcelona's comic book hero: Luis Enrique
Lionel Messi is Barcelona's comic book hero: Luis Enrique

Following their 2-0 win over the visiting Athletic Bilbao, Barcelona coach Luis Enrique heaped praise on Lionel Messi. Enrique said that the Argentine is their comic book hero and can do things that people can't do on a Playstation video game. The coach also felt that manga super-hero Captain Tsubasa aka Flash Kicker would struggle to match Messi's magic.

Floyd Mayweather Jr looking more vulnerable than ever
Floyd Mayweather Jr looking more vulnerable than ever

Known for his stingy defence, boxer Floyd Mayweather is looking more vulnerable than any other time in his career ahead of Saturday`s world title rematch with Marcos Maidana.

Lionel Messi two goals away from historic 400 for club, country
Lionel Messi two goals away from historic 400 for club, country

For Lionel Messi, scoring goals is just another part of his life. But for his legion of fans, each goal he scores, counts. When Athletic Bilbao take the field on Saturday at the Camp Nou, many will hope the little Argentine scores at least two to complete a historic 400th.

Juan Martin Del Potro delays comeback from wrist surgery
Juan Martin Del Potro delays comeback from wrist surgery

Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro has delayed his comeback from a long layoff following wrist surgery in March and will miss tournaments in China, Japan and Malaysia over the next two months.

Paraguayan footballers are `fierce`, warns Diego Maradona

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona warned San Lorenzo to prepare for a tough match against Nacional in the Libertadores Cup final, saying Paraguayan footballers "are fierce."

A game of two popes: Vatican plays down talk of World Cup rivalry

With Argentina meeting Germany in the World Cup final, the Vatican on Friday brushed aside talk of soccer rivalry between Argentine Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict, a German.

Brazil`s image shattered, says Maradona

Germany`s 7-1 thrashing of Brazil in the World Cup semi-final was a "hammer-blow" that has damaged the hosts` image around the world, Argentine great Diego Maradona said.