- Barcelona defends Messi, offers better contract Updated: Apr-19-14 5:11 pm
- Barcelona faces end of winning era Updated: Apr-17-14 1:47 pm
- Barca's Champs League exit adds to post-Pep slide Updated: Apr-10-14 7:27 am
- 5 Argentina players to watch at the World Cup Updated: Apr-10-14 6:02 am
- Sabella's mission: Make Messi shine at World Cup Updated: Apr-10-14 6:00 am
- Argentina faces Tevez dilemma ahead of World Cup Updated: Apr-10-14 5:59 am
- 5 Brazil players to watch at the World Cup Updated: Apr-08-14 7:49 am
- Cue samba: Brazil's World Cup bound to be special Updated: Apr-08-14 4:26 am
- FIFA sends message to clubs with Barcelona ban Updated: Apr-04-14 11:39 am
- AP Interview: Pele ready for World Cup in Brazil Updated: Apr-03-14 2:26 pm
- AP Interview: Pele mourns demise of 'jogo bonito' Updated: Apr-03-14 2:11 pm
- Coke to soften marketing if unrest hits World Cup Updated: Apr-02-14 10:56 am
- Barcelona faces Atletico in Champions League Updated: Mar-31-14 1:44 pm
- US college sports system a rarity across the globe Updated: Mar-27-14 6:23 pm
BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona's president and manager defended Lionel Messi on Saturday from criticism for his erratic play during the team's recent collapse, and made sure to stamp out any talk of the club's all-time leading scorer leaving Camp Nou.
BARCELONA, Spain - Barring a drastic turn of fortune, Barcelona is on the brink of finishing its worst season since former coach Pep Guardiola molded it into one of the most successful sides to play the game.
MADRID - While it may be too soon to call Barcelona's Champions League exit the end of an era, the Spanish champion doesn't seem to have recovered from former coach Pep Guardiola's departure two seasons ago.
With a squad packed full of talent from Europe's top clubs, Argentina is certainly one of the title contenders at this year's World Cup.
Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella's challenge at the World Cup is as simple as it is daunting: Make the world's best player play at his best.
Argentina will be heading to the World Cup with the spotlight split between Lionel Messi and a player who's unlikely to make the cut.
SAO PAULO - Playing at home, Brazil will be attracting more attention than usual at the World Cup.
Like sunshine and happiness or Lennon and McCartney, football and Brazil go together, each making the other better. So the first World Cup in Brazil in 64 years is bound to be special.
MADRID - FIFA's decision to slap Barcelona with a transfer ban is a clear message to Europe's top clubs to follow its regulations when signing international youth players.
NEW YORK - Pele's family doesn't call him by his nickname. They don't even call him by his given name, Edson Arantes do Nascimento.
NEW YORK - Pele is mourning the passing of the beautiful game, a phrase many say was coined by the 73-year-old Brazilian football wizard.
LONDON - Coca-Cola has contingency plans to adapt its World Cup sponsorship and soften its celebratory tone in Brazil if unrest returns to the streets.
BARCELONA, Spain - The Champions League will offer either Barcelona or Atletico Madrid a spot in the semifinals and a boost in the racee to win the Spanish league.
The U.S. college sports system, which generates billions of dollars and draws millions of fans and viewers every year, is a rarity across the globe.