Barcelona president announces two signings but denies Lionel Messi return

4:25 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona president Joan Laporta has confirmed the club have already completed two signings ahead of the summer transfer window but said they are not considering bringing Lionel Messi back to the club. Laport did not name the two signings, but ESPN previously reported Barca have agreed deals with … Read more

Argentina captain Lionel Messi has literally 100s of jerseys made for every international match

Argentina international goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has revealed the staggering number of replica jerseys bearing Lionel Messi’s name and his iconic No. 10 made for every international match. Such is the sky-high demand for Messi mementos in his homeland that, according to Martinez, the number of shirts with the Paris Saint-Germain star and Albiceleste captain’s name … Read more

Lionel Messi’s and Cristiano Ronaldo’s struggles prove there are no guarantees in sports

Lionel Messi was booed by Paris Saint-Germain supporters on Sunday. A day earlier, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick for Manchester United and swapped GOAT talk with NFL icon Tom Brady in a post-match meeting of the greats at Old Trafford, conveniently in full glare of the cameras on the pitch so that the whole … Read more

Lionel Messi, Neymar booed by PSG fans in first match after Champions League nightmare

Lionel Messi and Neymar were subjected to boos and jeers from Paris Saint-Germain fans in their first game since their dramatic Champions League collapse to Real Madrid on Wednesday. Lining up against Bordeaux in Ligue 1 on Sunday, both players were relentlessly booed by the home supporters and their every touch jeered. Kylian Mbappe — … Read more

PSG beating Real Madrid would boost Messi amid a difficult season in Paris

On Saturday Feb. 26, after PSG’s brilliant 3-1 win against Saint-Etienne in Paris in which he shone and twice set up Kylian Mbappe for goals, Lionel Messi traveled to Barcelona on his private jet. Before you jump to any conclusions, though: it was for his wife’s birthday. Antonela turned 34 that weekend, and of course … Read more

Inter Miami will ‘push’ to sign Messi as co-owner Mas suggests Beckham relationship may help with deal for PSG star

Inter Miami will “push” to sign Lionel Messi, according to the club’s co-owner Jorge Mas, who has suggested that David Beckham’s relationship with the Paris Saint-Germain star may help them finalize a deal. Beckham founded Inter Miami alongside Jorge and his son Jose Mas in 2018, with the intention of creating a new MLS dynasty … Read more

David Beckham, Jorge Mas speak on eve of Inter Miami opener

On the eve of their team’s third season opener, Inter Miami co-owners David Beckham and Jorge Mas spoke with the media about the challenges the club has faced, the reason they made wholesale roster changes and the status of the proposed Miami Freedom Park stadium. They also pledged their commitment to coach Phil Neville and … Read more

From Thomas Partey to Lionel Messi, why are so many players obsessed with saying sorry?

Thomas Partey’s apology was notable for its length and its authenticity. But why did he, and why do so many players, feel the need to atone? JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images Towards the end of January, Thomas Partey apologized to Arsenal fans for the red card he received in the match against Liverpool in the … Read more

Barcelona star Will Dortmund, Milan glory, Messi boost PSG, FA Cup, Africa Cup of Nations drama: Weekend review

Wow, did you catch up on all the action of the weekend? If not, do not despair: ESPN will tell you about the best performances of Barcelona this season and the worst performances of Borussia Dortmund, in addition to the Milan derby back and forth, Paris Saint-Germain scored five goals and Senegal finally shine in … Read more