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  1. Uni Watch: Grading Unites States, Canada and the rest of the Olym...

    Paul Lukas

    With the outset of Olympic hockey just days away, we break down the jerseys the teams will be wearing.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2014
  2. Time for Madrid 20-21?

    Rob Train

    The city of Madrid has had an obsession for more than the past 10 years, and it fell flat on its well-presented face Saturday in Buenos Aires. It's not often you'll find Leo Messi backing something to do with the capital, but sure enough the Barcelon...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  3. Salute to Argentina's stars


    On this day in 1816, Argentina declared its independence from Spain, creating a home country for several sports legends, including soccer superstars Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi, golfer Angel Cabrera and tennis player Juan Martin del Potro. At the...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  4. Making cases for the 2012 Ballon d'Or

    John Carr & Paul Carr, ESPN Stats & Information

    The FIFA Ballon d'Or and FIFA Women's Player of the Year awards will be handed out in Zurich on Monday, as three men and three women vie for soccer's most prestigious individual prizes. Here is a statistical case for each of the six finalists ... ...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  5. Lionel Messi flirts with Ballon d'Or record for Jan. 7 selection

    Associated Press

    Lionel Messi can break another soccer record on Monday by being selected the world's best player for an unprecedented fourth time.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2013
  6. Hesse: Looking for Gerd Muller goals

    Uli Hesse

    Does Leo Messi really need to add to his goal tally to catch Gerd Muller's annual record? Uli Hesse investigates.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2012
  7. Usain Bolt: Ronaldo is better than Lionel Messi

    ESPN staff

    The world's greatest ever sprinter, Usain Bolt, has thrown his weight into the debate over who is the best football player on the planet and claimed that it is Cristiano Ronaldo, not Lionel Messi.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2012
  8. Olympics -- What to watch for in the men's soccer tournament -- J...

    Jeff Carlisle

    Many countries don't take the men's soccer tournament in the Olympics that seriously. Brazil, on the other hand, means business, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2012
  9. Lionel Messi's hat trick leads Argentina over Brazil in exhibitio...

    For Lionel Messi, the amazing has become routine.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2012
  10. Argentina v Brazil: Preview

    Lionel Messi's Argentina are set to take on Neymar's Brazil in a friendly international tomorrow evening in East Rutherford, New Jersey.Despite being a friendly, the South American derby has aroused big expectations and the teams will meet in front o...

    Preview | June 08, 2012
  11. Argentina 4-3 Brazil: Messi bags hat-trick

    Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Argentina edged out rivals Brazil in a thrilling friendly in New Jersey. Romulo fired the five-time World Cup winners ahead, but Messi replied with two goals to give Argentina the edge. Goals from Oscar and Hulk p...

    Recap | Conversation | June 05, 2012
  12. Graham Hunter -- Farewell, Pep Guardiola -- La Liga

    Graham Hunter

    Sure, Barca fans covet and treasure the trophies, but in stepping aside, Pep Guardiola has taken the correct decision, writes Graham Hunter.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  13. Romario says Brazil team not ready for 2014 World Cup, lauds self...

    Former star Romario says Brazil wouldn't get past the group stage of the World Cup if the competition were played today. What's more, he insists he's one of the three best players in soccer history.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  14. About Last Night: Thumbs Down for Baylor

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. The NCAA accepted Baylor's self-imposed penalties for impermissible phone calls and text messages sent to recruits, and put the program on three years'...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  15. The Mavericks: Faustino Asprilla

    Robin Hackett

    Robin Hackett recounts the career of gun-toting Colombia striker Faustino Asprilla.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  16. Neymar, Brek Shea - ESPN the Mag NEXT issue

    In ESPN the Magazine's 2011 NEXT issue, we unveil the athletes looking to make an impact on future generations of sports fans.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2011