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2 Giants Exit the World Cup

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo head home after failing once again to perform for their countries

(Newser) - Lionel Messi stared, hands on hips, pain etched across a face once boyish and filled with limitless joy, now hardened by unmet expectations for his nation. Four hours later and 950 miles away, Cristiano Ronaldo's eyes were wide in anger as he shouted in protest just ahead of the... More »

ISIS Releases Threat Against Lionel Messi and Neymar

It's just the latest threat made against the upcoming World Cup

(Newser) - Two of the biggest soccer stars in the world are the target of a new threat from ISIS ahead of the World Cup this summer in Russia. Per AS , Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar appear in a photoshopped image released by the terrorist group this week.... More »

Who Beat Out LeBron for Most Famous Athlete

That would be Cristiano Ronaldo, per ESPN ranking

(Newser) - Tom Brady who? The all-star NFL quarterback might be a household name in the US, but he doesn't even make the top 20 of ESPN's list of the most famous athletes in the world, reports the Boston Herald . The 10 most well-known athletes, based on social media followers,... More »

Another Blow for Messi—This Time in Court

He's guilty of tax fraud but likely won't serve jail time

(Newser) - Another blow for Lionel Messi: The star soccer player was sentenced to 21 months in jail for tax fraud in a Barcelona court Wednesday, but don't expect that to keep him from the soccer field. Messi is unlikely to serve time behind bars since jail sentences under two... More »

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