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 collapse means Pochettino, Man United timing could finally line up this summer

Mauricio Pochettino should only be thinking about winning against Bordeaux this weekend, but it’s difficult to imagine that the Paris Saint-Germain coach won’t be distracted by Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Tottenham on Saturday. It’s a game between the club that has never quite been able to get the timing right to hire him, … 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

Real Madrid find form as PSG slump; promise for Leads, Marsch; Muller’s remarkable OG: Weekend Review

Ahead of their midweek Champions League showdown, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain endured mixed fortunes. Elsewhere, Jesse Marsch made his Premier League managerial debut, Thomas Muller scored an “unforgettable” own goal and Manchester United had a derby day they will want to forget. Here are Alex Kirkland, Ryan O’Hanlon, Andrew Cesare Richardson and James Tyler … Read more

PSG’s, Man United’s ties in the balance; Man City’s five-star display

The Champions League’s round of 16 is only at its midway point, but we’ve already seen Manchester City fire five goals past Sporting CP, Dusan Vlahovic waste no time in announcing his arrival for Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe stun Real Madrid with his late winner. Manchester United had to rely on substitute Anthony … Read more

Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Serie A championships still up for grabs

A few weeks ago it looked like Manchester City’s lead at the top of the Premier League was unassailable as Pep Guardiola’s side looked to be masterminding a dominant defense of their title. Less than 14 days ago, City’s straightforward 2-0 win over Brentford propelled them 12 points clear at the summit above Liverpool in … Read more