Lionel Messi leaves Spurs toiling on a lower plane of sporting reality | Barney Ronay

Barcelonas 4-2 defeat of Tottenham in the Champions League at Wembley was an occasion just to stand and gawp at Lionel Messi, who can bend the game according to his own physical laws Sometimes you really do just have to stand and watch and maybe gawp a little, too. The…

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Liverpools Xherdan Shaqiri will be protected, say Red Star Belgrade

Red Star Belgrade say Xherdan Shaqiri, who made a controversial gesture after his World Cup goal for Switzerland against Serbia, will be protected when he visits Serbia with Liverpool Red Star Belgrade have said they will to protect Xherdan Shaqiri from unwanted situations when the Liverpool winger arrives for their…

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BT loses TV rights for more sports

BT boss Gavin Patterson to step down Eleven Sports win Serie A rights The loss means BT’s sport channels will show fewer popular sports, but the firm’s spokesperson said it was focusing on gaining more subscribers for its offering as well as “investing in more broadcast innovations.” They said the…

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