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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brazilian authorities investigated whether members of the Brazilian, Argentine and Spanish football federations were involved in the illegal sale of World Cup tickets after police dismantled a scalping gang.