Stories tagged: Lionel Messi
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Cristiano Ronaldo wins 5th Ballon d’Or award as best player
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or award as the world’s best player of the year for a record-equaling fifth time, moving him level with Barcelona star …
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 12:17 a.m.
Lionel Messi receives 4th Golden Shoe as Europe’s top scorer
Lionel Messi received his fourth Golden Shoe award on Friday for leading all of Europe’s leagues in scoring last season.
Sat., Dec. 24, 2016, 7 p.m.
A look at some of 2016’s most inspiring sports moments
We watch sports to see who wins and loses, but also to be inspired – and 2016 offered plenty of examples of the latter, from a touching moment between two …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 6:43 p.m.
Messi hurts hamstring, doubtful for Argentina’s World Cup qualifiers
Barcelona says that Lionel Messi has hurt his left hamstring and may not play in Argentina’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Sat., July 2, 2016, 8:57 p.m.
Argentines rally to urge Messi to return to national team
Hundreds of fans of Lionel Messi gathered in the rain in Argentina’s capital on Saturday to ask that the soccer star return to the national team following his shock retirement …
Sat., June 25, 2016, 6:31 p.m.
Messi, Argentina face Chile in Copa America final rematch
Another year, another final for Lionel Messi and Argentina.
Tue., June 21, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Lionel Messi leads Argentina over U.S., into Copa America final
Lionel Messi was too much for the United States to contain. The five-time world player of the year set up Ezequiel Lavezzi’s opening goal in the third minute, then scored …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 6:40 p.m.
Lionel Messi will play against Panama
Lionel Messi is ready to play again. At a key moment, too.
Mon., April 4, 2016, 11:23 p.m.
In brief: New York Rangers clinch playoff spot on third try
The New York Rangers needed three tries before finally getting the win that clinched a postseason berth.
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016, 8:26 p.m.
Coach says Lionel Messi will skip Rio de Janeiro Olympics
Lionel Messi will skip the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in six months because his coach Gerardo Martino says he needs some rest.
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 8:28 p.m.
Carli Lloyd of the U.S. is named FIFA world player of the year, and Jill Ellis is coach of the year
Carli Lloyd won soccer’s highest individual honor by being named FIFA’s women’s world player of the year and her coach, Jill Ellis, who was chosen FIFA’s top women’s coach for …
Thu., Oct. 8, 2015, 10:38 a.m.
Lionel Messi to stand trial in Spain on 3 counts of tax fraud
Lionel Messi will stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud and could be sentenced to nearly two years in prison if found guilty.
Sun., July 5, 2015
Lionel Messi fails again with Argentina’s national team
Lionel Messi has come up short again in his attempt to succeed with Argentina’s national team. Messi looked nothing like the star that he is with Barcelona on Saturday, and …
Sun., Nov. 23, 2014
Messi sets goal mark
Lionel Messi has yet another reason to be considered among the very best to have played football as he became the Spanish league’s all-time leading scorer with 253 on Saturday. …
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014
In brief: Lionel Messi scores twice to lift Barcelona, ties Champions League goals record
SOCCER: Lionel Messi scored twice to tie Raul Gonzalez’s career record of 71 Champions League goals, and Barcelona won 2-0 at Ajax on Wednesday night to advance to the tournament’s …
Thu., July 10, 2014
John Leicester: Messi missing signature World Cup moment
SAO PAULO – The World Cup can only hope that Lionel Messi is leaving his best for last. In the most important World Cup match to date in his epoch-shaping …
Wed., July 9, 2014
World Cup notes: Argentina’s Alejandro Sabella says Lionel Messi is the ’best of them all’
SAO PAULO – Normally a reserved man who avoids hype, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella isn’t shy about declaring Lionel Messi to be the best player in the world. Comparing the …
Fri., June 27, 2014
Ghana sends two home before match
BRASILIA, Brazil – Ghana threw Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng out of its World Cup squad for disciplinary reasons on Thursday, plunging the team into further chaos just hours before …
Sun., June 22, 2014
FIFA World Cup roundup: Germany draws 2-2 with Ghana
Miroslav Klose rescued a point for Germany, and tied the World Cup scoring record in the process. Germany was held to a 2-2 draw by Ghana on Saturday in Fortaleza, …
Mon., June 16, 2014
Relief for France
Karim Benzema scored twice and created a third that was confirmed by goal-line technology as France eased into its World Cup campaign with a 3-0 victory over Honduras on Sunday …
Sun., Dec. 23, 2012
Messi finishes with 91
Lionel Messi finished his record year with his 91st and final goal of 2012, helping Barcelona to a 3-1 win at Valladolid on Saturday night that the team dedicated to …
Thu., March 8, 2012
Messi scores record five goals
BARCELONA, Spain – For all the astonishing feats in his young career, Lionel Messi had never scored five goals in a professional game. And no one had scored five times …
Tue., April 12, 2011
In Brief: Wizards hand resting Celtics overtime loss
NBA: The Boston Celtics didn’t play four of their usual starters, essentially setting aside their bid for a better playoff seed for the chance to give their top players some …