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Between dark and light was Maradona

The life of Diego Armando Maradona, who died this week, will always remind us that the smell of shit is as important as the perfume of flowers, writes Niren Tolsi

Cartoon: A Messi affair in the Barcelona house

An untidy board room has prompted a transfer request from the little man

Top European clubs circle as Messi calls time at Barcelona

The Argentine legend has fallen out with the Catalan club's hierarchy, which has alerted a number of sides in world football

Saudi splurges on sports PR

The kingdom seeks to boost its economy – and reputation – by offering high rewards’ events

Ford, on the road to freedom

Cape Town-based radio technical producer Brett Kannemeyer only ever idolised one kind of motor vehicle — Ford

Messi vows to play on after latest Argentina heartache

Messi will get another chance to break his tournament duck next year when the Copa America takes place in Argentina and Colombia

Hopeful Messi keen to end Argentina title drought

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner will look to win his first piece of silverware with his country

Women’s team may rescue Barça’s season

The club could become the first in history to win the men’s and women’s highest European honours

Messi shows Barcelona the way

Messi has shown many facets during his spell-binding career but in Barcelona's win over Liverpool on Wednesday, the dominant one was of a leader

Van Dijk not eying Messi’s crown as world’s best

Van Dijk will come up against the five-time Ballon d'Or winner when Liverpool travel to Barcelona for their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday

Messi fires Barca into Champions League semis

The Argentine struck twice as the Blaugrana beat Man United 3-0 to end their quarterfinal drought

United target another rescue act against Barcelona

Solskjær returns to Catalonia with his side trailing 1-0 again and needing an unlikely turnaround if they are to reach the tournament's last four

Solskjaer draws upon spirit of 99 for another Camp Nou miracle

The Red Devils travel to Barcelona looking to overturn a 1 goal first leg deficit, but their manager is confident that his side are ready.

Fantastic Messi hat-trick blows away Betis

The little magician had the Real Betis fans applauding him after he struck a magnificent treble against them on Sunday.

Messi scores 400th La Liga goal, sends Barca five points clear

The victory saw Valverde's side restore their advantage over Atletico Madrid

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