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Lionel Messi wins Fifa's Ballon d'Or award for fourth consecutive year

Argentina star Lionel Messi picks up Fifa's World Player of the Year award for a fourth consecutive time in Zurich. Photo: AFP

Spain bathed in glory yesterday after Barcelona star Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or for best footballer of the year for a record fourth time in as many years, cementing his claim to be one of the greatest players of all time.

Wednesday, 9 January, 2013, 3:04am

Barcelona boosted as Tito Vilanova retakes reins at Primera Liga leaders

Tito Vilanova is welcomed back to training by fellow cancer sufferer Eric Abidal. Photo: EPA

Barcelona expect to have coach Tito Vilanova back at the helm following cancer surgery as they return to league action after the winter break with a local derby tomorrow against Espanyol.

5 Jan 2013 - 3:09am

Short Soccer, December 30, 2012

Blackburn Rovers global adviser Shebby Singh has rubbished claims that a Bollywood actor could become the English Championship club's manager.

30 Dec 2012 - 4:58am

Who said it?

Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Qishan (centre).

We have to come to terms with the fact that we have become interdependent and inseparable

Vice-Premier Wang Qishan on trade ties with the U.S.


It's very stress relieving. Some people crochet, some people shop, some people shoot guns

Chad Knox on shooting his semi-automatic rifle, the same weapon used in the Newtown massacre

21 Dec 2012 - 1:33am

Barcelona's Tito Vilanova suffers a relapse of cancer

Tito Vilanova

Leading names from the sporting world sent their best wishes to Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova who underwent surgery yesterday and faces weeks of chemotherapy and radiotherapy after suffering a cancer relapse.

21 Dec 2012 - 3:00am

Messi smashes Mueller's scoring record

Messi smashes Mueller's scoring record

Lionel Messi insists that his record-breaking 86-goal haul in 2012 will count for nothing if Barcelona miss out on La Liga and Champions League titles.

The Argentine star wrote his name into the history books by overhauling German legend Gerd Mueller's 1972 record of 85 goals in a calendar year with a first-half double that helped his side to an important 2-1 win at Real Betis.

11 Dec 2012 - 7:35am