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Lionel Messi took his third world player of the year crown on Monday in Switzerland

Messi takes third Ballon D’or crown

(CNN) — Lionel Messi has been crowned world footballer of the year for a third successive time after claiming FIFA’s Ballon d’Or award at a ceremony in Zurich. The Argentina forward beat Barcelona teammate Xavi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo to the prestigious title. Messi, 24, becomes only the fourth player in history to claim three […]

Wins for Guyana and Windward Islands

Wins for Guyana and Windward Islands

Guyana shrugged off their off-field problems to beat Leeward Islands by five wickets in Antigua on the opening day of the Caribbean T20. Guyana’s bowlers, after being asked to field, bowled economically, restricting Leewards for 134 for 6. Steven Jacobs picked up 2 for 18 in four overs. Several of Leewards’ batsmen got starts but didn’t push on; Justin Athanaze […]

Football is a class act

Football is a class act

Over the festive season many South American players celebrated their break from football – by organising games of football, often for charity. With all the complaints about too much football, this might seem like strange behaviour. But these Christmas and new year kickabouts have none of the pressure of their normal professional careers. Most top […]