BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi has criticized a Barcelona vice president who said the Argentina forward doesn't deserve a better contract.
Javier Faus, the vice president in charge of Barcelona's finances, said two weeks ago he didn't see a reason to further extend Messi's contract, which runs through 2018, after already doing so last year.
Messi has responded by telling RAC1 radio that he hasn't asked for another extension, saying "Mr. Faus is...
MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — All 12 Brazilian cities hosting World Cup games have their claims to fame. Here are three that, for one reason or another, particularly caught our eye:
SOCCER'S JUNGLE FRONTIER:
When tour guides warn of fish in the river that would like to wriggle into your nose, ears or elsewhere so they can suck your blood, it immediately becomes apparent that you've strayed off the beaten track.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Steele Johnson led the men's 10-meter competition and Maren Taylor was first in women's 3-meter at the U.S. Diving Winter Nationals on Thursday.
Johnson, a two-time national platform champion from Carmel, Ind., totaled 956.45 points through the preliminary and semifinal rounds to take a 124.6-point lead into the finals. He scored more than 80 points on four dives in the semis, including 91.80 on a reverse 3½ tuck in the fifth round at the University...