Found September 11, 2013 on The Other Paper:
PLAYERS: Lionel Messi
The late Air Bud might have been the canine Michael Jordan of the hardwood but, happily, we now have the doggy version of Lionel Messi of the pitch in our midst. Watch as this black Lab/Shep mix scores a goal during a 5-on-5 with a perfectly-timed header into the net as the announcers and players look on in disbief. The proud pup even struts around the pitch and gets a high-five (sniff?) from a fellow pooch on the sidelines after what is being called the "Gol de Perro." By the way, that's actually seven goals in dog scores.

Messi given new court date

A Spanish court says Lionel Messi and his father have been given a new date to appear in a tax fraud case. Messi and his father, Jorge Horacio, had been due in court on Sept. 17, a day before Barcelona's Champions League match against Ajax, but the court suspended that hearing. In a ruling published Tuesday, the court now requires Messi to appear on Sept. 27 at 11 a.m., one...

Watch a Brilliant Lionel Messi Animation With Commentary By Ray Hudson and Phil Schoen

The skills of Lionel Messi are captured in a brilliant new animation by artist Etoilec-1. Using a flip book to draw Messi in action during some of his most memorable goals, the artist flips through the book and captures all of the beautiful moments. Plus, the animations of his goals are backed by some brilliant commentaries including many of them by beIN SPORT’s Ray Hudson and...

Lionel Messi Leads Gareth Bale, Drake, Caravan of Stars in EA Sports’ FIFA 14 Commercial (Video)

Lionel Messi is probably the world’s most famous video-game soccer player, so it makes sense that he would drive a caravan of gamers to their destination. The Barcelona and Argentina superstar headlines a star-studded commercial, which promotes EA Sports’ latest installment in the FIFA series. Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, Tim Cahill, Stephan El Shaarawy and Gareth Bale...

Watch the FIFA 14 TV Commercial Featuring Messi, Bale, El Shaarawy and Others

EA Sports has released its brand new TV commercial for FIFA 14, which features Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale, Stephan El Shaarawy, Chicharito and a whole host of other footballers as they cruise through a desert while playing FIFA 14. Download FIFA 14 today via: United States: Demo — for Xbox 360, PS3 or PC Pre-Order NOW to reserve your copy of FIFA 14. United Kingdom: Demo —...

Tutorial Teaches FIFA ’14 Players How to Perform Wacky Goal Celebrations (Video)

Gamers should go crazy when they score a goal in video-game soccer, but what about those players who are more calculating than the rest? When it comes to EA Sports’ FIFA ’14, they’re in luck. EA Sports has released a how-to video, which shows how to do all the wacky goal celebrations in the soon-to-be-released game. Players can perform dance moves like “Gangnam Style” and...

Argentina qualifies for World Cup

Argentina qualified for the 2014 World Cup with a 5-2 win at Paraguay on Tuesday, becoming the first South American team beside host Brazil to be assured of a spot at the tournament. Lionel Messi converted two penalties, while Sergio Aguero, Angel di Maria and Maxi Rodriguez also scored for Argentina, which sealed its World Cup berth with two games to spare in South American qualifying...

EA Sports Unveil Revised FIFA 14 Cover for UK Market

EA Sports have unveiled the revised cover for FIFA 14 that will be made available in the United Kingdom beginning September 27. The UK cover of FIFA 14 still features Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale, but Bale’s kit has been changed to reveal the Real Madrid colors instead of Tottenham Hotspur. It’s a shame really because the original FIFA 14 UK cover featured a more animated Gareth...
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