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Man City preparing £357m raid for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi in January

Man City preparing £357m raid for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi in January

Manchester City have held what has been described as "serious conversations" regarding the potential signing of Lionel Messi according to reports in Spain. Kempes, who won the trophy in 1978, says it would be "a catastrophe" to see Messi miss next year's finals in Russian Federation but believes it would add weight to claims that the Barcelona star has never reached Maradona's level.


Future of Chelsea stars up in the air amid Real Madrid links

Future of Chelsea stars up in the air amid Real Madrid links

Indeed, De Gea remains a top target for Madrid and their president Florentino Perez , although failure to land Spain's No 1 could see the club turn to Courtois. Both teams would reportedly fit on what Courtois wants, although Real are the bigger side and could offer him a better salary compared to Atletico. He further cemented that by winning a La Liga , a UEFA Europa League, a UEFA Super Cup, and a Champions League runner-up medal.


Ballon d´Or nominees: Messi and Griezmann in contention again

Ballon d´Or nominees: Messi and Griezmann in contention again

Not for an entire decade has someone other than that superstar duo won the award for the best player in the world, with Kaka claiming that honour back in 2007. Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala is nominated alongside team-mate Gianluigi Buffon after enjoying a stand-out 2017, helping the Bianconeri to yet another Serie A title and the Champions League final.


Vikings pull Sam Bradford after shaky start

Vikings pull Sam Bradford after shaky start

And right before the half, the Vikings listened to reason and replaced him with Case Keenum . The Bears started the season out with Mike Glennon , but the turnover-prone QB was ditched after a dismal start to the season. Bradford was limited during all three of the Vikings' practices this week, just as he was before the Vikings' second game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, when the team decided not to play Bradford after a pregame workout.


Two reasons why NFL players are wrong to protest the national anthem

Two reasons why NFL players are wrong to protest the national anthem

Earlier in the day, Vice President Mike Pence left Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis after seeing players kneel during the anthem. "Last week both the Commissioner and the Chair of the NFL Management Council John Mara were clear when they assured our union leaders, in the presence of other owners, that they would respect the Constitutional rights of our members without retribution", Smith said in a statement.


Wade to start for Cavs; JR Smith coming off bench

Wade to start for Cavs; JR Smith coming off bench

Smith has started all but seven of his 164 regular season games for the Cavaliers since joining the team during the 2014-15 season. Cleveland's Dwyane Wade , right, watches his shot as LeBron James takes a shot during warm-ups before a preseason game .