Messi sees ‘strange’ things at Barcelona after media row

Publication date 20 February 2020 | 22:29 | ICT

Lionel messi said on Wednesday it was “strange” to see Barcelona locked in a row over a company accused of criticising current and former players, including himself, on social media.

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    Publication date 20 February 2020 | 22:23 | ICT

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    Publication date 20 February 2020 | 22:23 | ICT

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    Publication date 19 February 2020 | 21:41 | ICT

    Wolverhampton Wanderers have only sporadically enjoyed European football since their golden era in the 1950s, but a controversial connection with Portuguese super-agent Jorge Mendes has made them a force to be reckoned with.

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    Publication date 19 February 2020 | 21:40 | ICT

    Mighty Australia go into their home Twenty20 World Cup this week as overwhelming favourites as they look to cement their superiority in women’s cricket and draw a world-record crowd in the process.

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    Publication date 19 February 2020 | 21:22 | ICT

    NBA superstar LeBron James joined a growing chorus of Major League Baseball stars ripping the Houston Astros as cheaters on Tuesday for a sign-stealing scheme in their 2017 World Series championship season.

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    Publication date 19 February 2020 | 21:21 | ICT

    Liverpool were the victims of an old-fashioned Atletico Madrid masterclass on Tuesday as Diego Simeone’s side ground out a 1-0 win in Madrid to give themselves hope of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals.

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    Publication date 19 February 2020 | 21:20 | ICT

    An amateur player was suspended for five years in a local league in eastern France for biting one of his opponents below the belt during a post-match fight.