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Vomiting Lionel Messi misses Barcelona's Malaga clash

Vomiting Lionel Messi misses Barcelona's Malaga clash

Messi only returned to Barcelona on Wednesday after guiding Argentina to a crucial 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Colombia on Tuesday.

No peace in football: When Diego Maradona almost spoiled Pope Francis' game — WATCH

No peace in football: When Diego Maradona almost spoiled Pope Francis' game — WATCH

It was supposed to be a charity match for peace, sanctioned by none other than Pope Francis. But the match, dubbed "United for Peace", witnessed legendary Diego Maradona pursuing Sebastian Veron with not so good intention.

Juan Martin del Potro gets US Open wild card after impressive Olympics run

Juan Martin del Potro gets US Open wild card after impressive Olympics run

Del Potro`s career went into a tailspin after his 2009 US Open triumph with three wrist surgeries pushing him to the brink of retirement.

Rio Olympics: Novak Djokovic's campaign comes to an end, suffers shock defeat to old nemesis Juan Martin del Potro

Rio Olympics: Novak Djokovic's campaign comes to an end, suffers shock defeat to old nemesis Juan Martin del Potro

Incidentally, he also lost to the towering Argentine in the bronze medal match at the London Olympics.

Pope Francis to pay `silent` visit to Auschwitz

Pope Francis was set to meet Holocaust survivors at the former Auschwitz death camp in Poland on Friday, as well as people who risked their lives to save Jews from the Nazis.

Old rivals Pele, Diego Maradona seek `peace`

Old rivals Pele, Diego Maradona seek `peace`

The 75-year-old Brazil great and 55-year-old Argentine legend even embraced during the five-a-side exhibition game.

From Cuba, history-laden trip takes Obama to Argentina

From Cuba, history-laden trip takes Obama to Argentina

After bidding to turn the page on the Cold War in Cuba, President Barack Obama arrived early Wednesday in Argentina, where campaigners hope he will acknowledge US backing for its former dictatorship.

Argentine Nobel Prize winner to Barack Obama: Don't visit March 24

A former Nobel Prize winner in Argentina says President Barack Obama should skip his planned March 24 visit to the country.

Lionel Messi finally wins Spain's player of the month award

Lionel Messi finally wins Spain's player of the month award

The award was first introduced in Spain in 2013-14 season.

With record 300 league goal in sight, Lionel Messi returns after kidney stone treatment

With record 300 league goal in sight, Lionel Messi returns after kidney stone treatment

He needs only two goals to become the first player in the Spanish league to score 300 goals.

VIDEO: Watch 5-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi's brilliant running volley

VIDEO: Watch 5-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi's brilliant running volley

Messi scores the winner in Barcelona's 2-1 victory over Malaga and reclaim top spot in Spain.

Barcelona star Javier Mascherano sentenced to one year in prison for tax evasion

Barcelona star Javier Mascherano sentenced to one year in prison for tax evasion

The Argentine is alleged to have failed to declare over 1.5 million euros ($1.7 million, £1.1 million) in 2011 and 2012 made through his image rights.

Lionel Messi's tax fraud trial to start on May 31

Lionel Messi's tax fraud trial to start on May 31

Messi, and his father have been charged with tax fraud for allegedly failing to declare 4.16 million euros in taxes related to his image rights between 2007 and 2009.

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi presented with platinum football boots

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi presented with platinum football boots

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi was presented with a specially crafted pair of platinum football boots by manufacturing major adidas.

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez fire Barcelona to third Club World Cup, beat River Plate 3-0

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez fire Barcelona to third Club World Cup, beat River Plate 3-0

The Spanish giants welcomed back Messi after a bout of kidney stones and the mercurial Argentine scored with a clinical finish on 36 minutes, before a lethal Luis Suarez double destroyed River's hopes.

Lionel Messi flushes kidney stone; doctors urged caution

Lionel Messi flushes kidney stone; doctors urged caution

The 28-year-old forward had endured restless nights with the kidney stone causing his abdominal pains.

Lionel Messi delighted to be back to his best with brace

Lionel Messi delighted to be back to his best with brace

Lionel Messi announced his comeback with two goals in Barcelona's 6-1 rout of AS Roma in Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo predicts Lionel Messi to win FIFA Ballon d'Or Award

Cristiano Ronaldo predicts Lionel Messi to win FIFA Ballon d'Or Award

Cristiano Ronaldo predicted Lionel Messi to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or Award in January.

Judge freezes assets of Diego Maradona's ex-wife

Judge freezes assets of Diego Maradona's ex-wife

An Argentine judge has frozen the assets of Diego Maradona's ex-wife.

Barcelona to give 'full support' to Lionel Messi in tax fraud case

Barcelona to give 'full support' to Lionel Messi in tax fraud case

Hours of a Spanish court ordered Lionel Messi and his father to stand trial on charges of tax fraud, Barcelona issued a statement in support of their talismanic player.