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Lionel Messi back in Barcelona training

Global superstar Lionel Messi returned to training with Barcelona on Wednesday following three weeks out with a groin injury.

13 Oct 2016 2:18 AM

Barcelona, Atletico split points

Atletico Madrid’s Angel Correa (second from right) celebrates with team mates after scoring against Barcelona in their La Liga match at Camp Nou in Barcelona on Wednesday. The match ended 1-1. (Photo: AFP)

23 Sep 2016 1:46 AM

Jail time faces Barcelona superstar, blade runner

Lionel Messi’s prison sentence is likely to be suspended as Spanish authorities take a lenient view of first time offences for non-violent crimes.

07 Jul 2016 3:05 AM

Lionel Messi, father sentenced to 21 months in jail for tax fraud

The duo, however, will not have to go to prison.

06 Jul 2016 5:14 PM

Lionel Messi takes stand in tax fraud trial

Barcelona football star Lionel Messi (left) arrives at a court in Barcelona on Thursday. Messi’s tax trial began on Tuesday after he and his father, Jorge Horacio, were charged with three counts of tax fraud. (Photo: AFP)

03 Jun 2016 12:06 AM


Messi stays away as tax fraud trial begins in Barcelona

Leo and dad accused of using shell companies to avoid paying taxes

01 Jun 2016 6:24 AM

Formula One: Max Verstappen Sr lets out winning secret

Staying cool under pressure is the key to teenager Max Verstappen’s success in becoming the youngest race winner in Formula One history.

17 May 2016 1:31 AM

Dutch teen sets Formula One ablaze

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium after winning the Spanish GP at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo, Barcelona. (Photo: AFP)

16 May 2016 6:20 AM

Suarez outguns Messi, Ronaldo to fire Barcelona to title

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring against Granada CF in their Spanish League match at the Nuevo Los Carmenes Stadium in Granada on Saturday. (Photo: AFP)

16 May 2016 6:16 AM

Spain gain for Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after clocking the fastest lap at the qualifying session for Sunday’s Spanish Formula One Grand Prix. (PHoto: AP)

15 May 2016 2:57 AM


Scientists create human sperm from skin cells

Scientists in Spain on Wednesday they had created human sperm from skin cells, a medical feat which could eventually lead to a treatment for infertility.

29 Apr 2016 2:54 AM

Barcelona Open: Rafael Nada rules roost

Rafael Nadal equalled Argentine legend Guillermo Vilas’s record of 49 clay-court titles with his ninth Barcelona Open after overcoming defending champion Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-5 on Sunday.

26 Apr 2016 2:37 AM

Champions League: Luis Suarez double lifts Barcelona

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez (right) celebrates his goal in their Champions League quarter-final first leg match against Atletico de Madrid at Camp Nou in Barcelona on Tuesday. The hosts won 2-1. (Photo: AFP)

07 Apr 2016 4:40 AM

Spanish League: Ronaldo halts Barcelona’s run

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo scores past Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo in their La Liga match at Camp Nou in Barcelona on Saturday. Real won 2-1 to snap the hosts’ 39-match unbeaten streak. (Photo: AP )

04 Apr 2016 3:47 AM

‘Madrid can win La Liga’

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale believes his side can still win La Liga after coming from behind to inflict Barcelona’s first defeat in 40 games with a 2-1 victory in El Clasico.

03 Apr 2016 11:32 PM


Johan Cruyff loses battle to cancer

Johan Cruyff, one of the greatest footballers in history, died on Thursday at the age of 68 after losing his battle with cancer, leaving an astonishingly rich legacy behind him.

25 Mar 2016 7:40 AM

‘A vegetarian world would be healthier, cooler’

By eating less meat and more fruit and vegetables, the world could avoid several million deaths per year by 2050, cut planet-warming emissions substantially, and save billions of dollars annually in h

23 Mar 2016 1:40 AM

Arsenal up against red-hot Barcelona

Barcelona defender Dani Alves plays with children who gate-crashed the team’s training session in Sant Joan Despi on Tuesday, ahead of their Champions League last 16 second leg match against Arsenal. (Photo: AFP)

16 Mar 2016 2:43 AM

Formula 1 testing: Mercedes continue to set the pace

World champions Mercedes sent another signal of their continued dominance to the rest of the Formula One paddock, as Nico Rosberg was fastest on the first day of the second pre-season test in Barcelon

02 Mar 2016 11:35 PM