BARCELONA - Recent episodes of vomiting suffered by Barcelona forward Lionel Messi are "not normal" but they do not affect his performance and there is no cause for alarm, coach Gerardo Martino said on Friday.
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SAO PAULO - Former Brazil midfielder Arouca called for tough action against racists on Friday after a spectator abused him with monkey calls and insults following his starring performance in Santos's 5-2 win over Mogi Mirim in a Paulista state championship match.
SOCHI, Russia - Ukraine's Paralympic chief, Valeriy Sushkevich, said on Friday his team would quit the Winter Paralympic Games if Russia invaded his home country, and that he hoped the competition would be able to spread peace instead.
BERLIN - Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, once one of Germany's most admired football managers, goes on trial on Monday charged with tax evasion in a case that has shocked the nation and changed attitudes towards paying taxes.
LONDON - Birmingham City suffered a double blow on Friday when the sale of a stake in the second tier English soccer club fell through hours after the team owner was jailed in Hong Kong.
BERLIN - Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski is doubtful for the Bundesliga game against Freiburg on Sunday after hurting his knee during training with the Poland squad this week.
First Jacques Kallis retired. Then Graeme Smith called it quits. In between, South Africa lost a Test series against Australia, their first at home since the 2008-09 season. What stares the Proteas in the face now, however, is a far bigger challenge than just replacing two great cricketers.