Lionel Messi

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ACKERMAN: Top 5 Athletes Who Make Me Stop And Watch

Top 5 Athletes who catch Sports Director Tom Ackerman’s complete attention.

11/13/2014

Argentina National Team vs Bosnia-Herzegovina at Busch Stadium in St. Louis

For National Teams, Busch Stadium Friendly Has Bigger Implications

With the World Cup next year in Brazil, the match presents an opportunity for the teams to test themselves.

11/18/2013

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona looks on prior to the La Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and FC Barcelona at Estadio Benito Villamarin on November 10, 2013 in Seville, Spain. Messi picked up a hamstring tear injury early on in the match and has now been ruled out for the next six to eight weeks according to the club.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Lionel Messi Won’t Play in St. Louis Due to Leg Injury

The 26-year-old star forward hurt his left leg in Barcelona’s 4-1 victory at Real Betis on Sunday. Messi has been plagued by nagging muscle problems since the end of last season.

11/11/2013

Lionel Messi of Argentina receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2012 trophy and Abby Wambach of United States receives her FIFA womens player of the year trophy  during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2013 at Congress House on January 07, 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

Messi Wins Record 4th World’s Best Player Award

ZURICH (AP) — Lionel Messi became the first four-time winner of the FIFA Player of the Year award after shattering the world record with 91 goals last year for Barcelona and Argentina. The 25-year-old won […]

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–01/07/2013

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona shoots towards goal towards during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between FC Barcelona and FC Viktoria Plzen at Camp Nou on October 19, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona won 2-0.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Messi Leads Inaugural Global Soccer Poll

LONDON (AP) — Lionel Messi is the best soccer player in the world and his Barcelona team is the top-rated club, according to the inaugural AP Global Soccer 10 rankings released Tuesday by The Associated […]

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–10/30/2012

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish League football match Barcelona vs Malaga at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on May 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ JOSEP LAGO

Messi Sets European Record With 68 Goals

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi broke Gerd Mueller’s 39-year-old record for goals in a European club season, scoring a hat trick for Barcelona in a 4-1 win over Malaga on Wednesday night to raise […]

05/02/2012

Lionel Messi of Barcelona reacts during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on April 24, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Messi Makes a Mess of Things for Barcelona

Instead of playing for a third Champions League title in four years, Barcelona is finished while Chelsea lives on, trying to win its first.

04/25/2012

Lionel Messi (R) of Barcelona is challenged by Neymar of Santos during the FIFA Club World Cup Final match between Santosl and Barcelona at the Yokohama International Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Yokohama, Japan.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Pele Says Messi Not as Good as Brazil’s Neymar

That debate has long centered around Pele and Diego Maradona, but many have started including Messi after a series of outstanding performances with Barcelona.

04/11/2012

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring Barcelona's 3rd goal during the La Liga match between Real Zaragoza and FC Barcelona at La Romareda on April 7, 2012 in Zaragoza, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Messi Becomes 1st Player Since 1972-73 to Score 60

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi scored twice to become the first player since 1973 with 60 goals in a season for a club in a major European league, leading Barcelona to a 4-1 win […]

04/07/2012

USA's striker Abby Wambach celebrates after scoring the 2-2 during the quarter-final match of the FIFA women's football World Cup Brazil vs USA on July 10, 2011 in Dresden, eastern Germany.  AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

Column: And the Oscar Goes to … Soccer Cheats!

PARIS (AP) — Clearly, the Oscar will go to the wrong guy. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, best actor? Pah! What about Dani Alves or Bryan Carrasco? If those names don’t sound familiar then, like Hollywood’s […]

02/17/2012

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