Lionel Messi Was Already A Baller As A 12-Year-Old In Argentina

Here are some highlights from a Newell’s Old Boys vs. El Torito youth match back in October of 1999. If your struck by the kid in the red and white number 10 jersey and his uncannily familiar way of freezing some defenders solid with his dribbling and nipping the ball away from others right at the very last… »38 minutes ago12/01/15 12:34pm


Eat Shit, Real Madrid! You Aren’t Getting Neymar!

Real Madrid are at a crossroads. Perilously near the end of the Cristiano Ronaldo era—which, while being incredibly fruitful for the player himself, has been something of a disappointment in terms of trophies—the club needs to decide who will lead them into the next epoch, where they hope to fare better against those… »Yesterday 6:27pm11/30/15 6:27pm

Leicester City Can't Really Be This Good, Can They?

This truly is madness. Coming into this weekend, a third of the way through the Premier League season, the team sitting atop the table wasn’t the reigning champions Chelsea, nor the rich and stacked squad in Manchester City, or even Arsenal, enjoying their most promising season in forever. No, the club that occupied… »Yesterday 2:12pm11/30/15 2:12pm

Bournemouth And Everton Just Combined For the Best Finish Of The Premier League Season

Bournemouth and Everton just finished up a 3-3 barnburner that featured a Ross Barkley goal in the 95th minute, a mob of Everton fans rushing the pitch, then a Bournemouth equalizer after that in the 98th. Bournemouth’s first came in the 80th from Adam Smith, the English right back and noted economist, when he curled… »Saturday 12:30pm11/28/15 12:30pm

Zlatan Gets Sentimental About His Boyhood Club Ahead Of His Game Against Them

For the first time in his career, PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimović will face Malmö, the hometown club where he got his start, in a competitive match today. In the video above, he explains why the club, the city, and the people have meant so much to him. »Wednesday 2:39pm11/25/15 2:39pm

It's Barcelona's And Bayern Munich's World, Everyone Else Is Just Living In It

This weekend, Barcelona entered the stadium of the biggest club in the world and took on its starting lineup with a higher collective Q-Score than the cast of Ocean’s Eleven. The injury-stricken culés were missing their own brightest superstar and in his place featured a player who’s probably sold a grand total of 16… »Wednesday 1:47pm11/25/15 1:47pm

Florentino Pérez Is What's Wrong With Real Madrid

After seeing how summarily Barcelona dispensed with Real Madrid, the temptation is to lay the blame at the feet of their first-year manager, Rafa Benítez. That seems to be the way club president Florentino Pérez is leaning. (Benítez has even received the dreaded vote of confidence! The end is nigh!) And while… »11/24/15 10:57am11/24/15 10:57am

Sergi Roberto's Stunning Emergence Proves Barcelona Are Firing On All Cylinders

Of everything that happened in this Clásico—a half-strength Barcelona waltzing into the Bernabéu and not only beating a full-strength Real Madrid team that desperately needed a win, but pummeling them in gloriously humiliating fashion; the notoriously careful Rafa Benítez basically being pressured by his president… »11/23/15 2:48pm11/23/15 2:48pm

Eagle-Punching Menace Arrested In London Suburb

The bald eagle is one of the most majestic creatures to grace our Earth, a beautiful bird that humankind has come to interpret as a symbol of freedom and defiance. According to Defenders Of Wildlife, there are some 70,000 bald eagles left in North America, which is the happy ending to a remarkable recovery story that… »11/21/15 12:00pm11/21/15 12:00pm