Lionel Messi: I would swap Barcelona title for Argentina World Cup success

Lionel Messi: I would swap Barcelona title for Argentina World Cup success

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Lionel Messi is so desperate to win the World Cup with Argentina that he would trade success with Barcelona to triumph in Russia this summer. Messi, 30, has been on the losing side in four finals with Argentina, including the World Cup final in 2014 against Germany in Brazil.cheap customized nfl jerseys Titles with Barca have not been so hard to come by -- Messi has won 32 trophies since making his first-team debut, including a domestic double this season. However, he says he would be willing to forgo another title with the Catalan club if it meant he could finally get his hands on the World Cup trophy. "Winning the World Cup is a huge personal challenge for me, for the group [of players Argentina have] and for the…
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George McPhee’s strategic moves help Vegas reach Cup Final

George McPhee’s strategic moves help Vegas reach Cup Final

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The veteran general manager has ridden his savvy all the way to the Stanley Cup Final, a stirring run by the first-year franchise and the first major sports team in Las Vegas. While the expansion draft gets most of the attention in attempts to explain the unusual success, the moves made by McPhee in late February, when the trade deadline came along, have proven just as important. ''I wanted to wait as long as we could to determine what we had as a team,'' McPhee recalled. ''At the trade deadline we felt it was a very good team. But it was getting thin, we were getting banged up, guys out of the lineup, we had other guys playing hurt. nike official nfl jerseys We wanted to do the very best…
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AP source: Sharks closing in on 7-year deal with Kane

AP source: Sharks closing in on 7-year deal with Kane

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The San Jose Sharks are closing in on a seven-year contract with Evander Kane that will keep the high-scoring forward off the free-agent market. A person familiar with the negotiations says the contract is expected to be finalized on Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday night on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been completed. Sportsnet first reported the two sides were close to an agreement.customizable nfl jerseys Kane, who turns 27 in August, was acquired from Buffalo at the trade deadline. Under the terms of that trade, the Sabres will now get a first-round pick in 2019 instead of a second-rounder because Kane signed with San Jose. The selection is lottery-protected, so it could be moved to 2020. Kane's status was one of the…
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Tottenham deny Kenya request for Wanyama

Tottenham deny Kenya request for Wanyama

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama will not be part of the Kenya team when they play two international friendlies against Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea, as his club feels he needs to rest. Wanyama had been expected to join the national team ahead of the first friendly on Friday against Swaziland, and the second on May 28th at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. "Tottenham has written to us making it clear that Wanyama needs rest so that he recovers fully from the injury [he picked up] while featuring for the club," Barry Otieno, the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) head of communications, told Kwes√©ESPN.custom nfl jerseys cheap Wanyama missed nearly five months of the Premier League season, after picking up a serious knee injury in August last year, and made a return…
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Real Madrid’s Casemiro has perfect response to Xavi saying he wouldn’t fit at Barcelona

Real Madrid’s Casemiro has perfect response to Xavi saying he wouldn’t fit at Barcelona

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Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has laughed off criticism from ex-Barcelona playmaker Xavi Hernandez over his lack of Blaugrana "DNA" by pointing out he will be playing for a fourth Champions League winners' medal in five years this weekend.nfl jerseys cheap authentic Speaking earlier this year, Al-Sadd midfielder Xavi -- who won four Champions League titles at Barca between 1998 and 2015 -- pointed to Casemiro's inability to "dominate space-time" as a reason that Madrid could never play football as beautifully as those brought up at the Camp Nou's La Masia academy. "Madrid break apart, seven players attack and Casemiro stays back on his own to cover the centre," Xavi told El Pais in January. "[Barca midfielder Sergio] Busquets cannot do that as even I am faster than he is. Casemiro…
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Pressure flips back to Celtics as LeBron, Cavs tie series with Game 4 victory

Pressure flips back to Celtics as LeBron, Cavs tie series with Game 4 victory

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LeBron James has reached a sublime level that few athletes have ever achieved: He has normalized absolute greatness. On Monday, James scored 44 points for the Cavaliers in a vital Eastern Conference finals victory -- 111-102 over the Boston Celtics to tie the series at 2-2. It was his sixth 40-point game in the 15 he has played this postseason. He did it playing a version of big brother ball that some like to criticize him for not exploiting at every chance, cheap nfl jerseys for sale scoring 13 baskets in the paint, the second most in his playoff career. He now has 22 30-point playoff games and four 40-point playoff games against the glorious Celtics franchise, moving into Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West territory. He passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for…
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Anthony Joshua meets Stephen Curry at Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets

Anthony Joshua meets Stephen Curry at Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets

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Anthony Joshua traded the boxing ring for the basketball court as he took courtside seats to watch the Golden State Warriors play Houston Rockets in the NBA playoffs on Tuesday. The British boxing star posted a picture on Instagram of his entourage travelling to Los Angeles,nfl jersey cheap china before then heading to San Francisco to watch Rockets beat Warriors 95-92 at the Oracle Arena. Joshua shared a joke with Warriors front man Stephen Curry before the game, posting a video on social media with the caption 'with the assist' before Curry shoots the ball into the net. The trip comes amid talks between Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn and American boxer Deontay Wilder. Hearn told the Daily Telegraph on Tuesday that a decision on the staging of the Wilder fight…
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Falcons’ Foyesade Oluokun out to validate Ivy Leaguers in NFL

Falcons’ Foyesade Oluokun out to validate Ivy Leaguers in NFL

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Foyesade Oluokun has a little edginess in his tone and it's not because folks often mispronounce his name. The Atlanta Falcons rookie linebacker from Yale knows there's an undesirable label that follows him into the NFL; one that says Ivy League players are highly intelligent but not necessarily high-caliber athletes.authentic nfl jerseys for cheap "Once they see you in the Ivy League, they shut off their brains like, 'These are not athletes like other schools are used to playing.' That's the stigma," Oluokun said. "I don't like it, personally, because I think there are a lot of athletes in the Ivy League. And long as we get our opportunity, is what it comes down to in the end. Yes, you kind of have to work harder for it. But hopefully,…
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Veteran QBs? No thanks — Cowboys want backups with potential

Veteran QBs? No thanks — Cowboys want backups with potential

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When Jason Garrett came to the Dallas Cowboys in 2007 as the offensive coordinator, Tony Romo had started only 10 games in his career. Garrett wanted a veteran to mentor Romo, and the Cowboys signed Brad Johnson. In 2009, the Cowboys traded for Jon Kitna. In 2012, they added Kyle Orton. They have moved on from that philosophy completely,cheap nfl jerseys authentic¬† even with a young quarterback in Dak Prescott. A year ago, Cooper Rush served as the No. 2 quarterback for most of the season. A few weeks ago, the Cowboys selected Western Kentucky's Mike White in the fifth round of the draft. They have no plans to go after a veteran backup, such as, say, Matt Moore. The change in philosophy falls on two players: Matt Cassel and…
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Markus Babbel appointed Western Sydney Wanderers coach

Markus Babbel appointed Western Sydney Wanderers coach

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While Tomi Juric told him he must come for the crowds, Markus Babbel confesses the challenge of restoring Western Sydney to their former A-League glory was also too tempting to resist. The Wanderers have pulled off a coup, securing Babbel for three years after a month hunting for a successor to sacked coach Josep Gombau. With the 2014 Asian Champions League winners crying out for rejuvenation, the ex-Bayern Munich and Liverpool defender arrives in Australia boasting success with German sides Hertha Berlin, Hoffenheim and Stuttgart.official stitched nfl jerseys Most recently the 45-year-old, capped 51 times for Germany, managed Socceroos and former Wanderers striker Juric at Swiss outfit FC Luzern. And he revealed his former subject played a part in his decision to leave Europe. "One of the biggest points why…
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