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LONDON (Reuters) - Lionel Messi's mesmeric display in Barcelona's 4-2 Champions League win over Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday proved yet again that he is a class above the world's other top players, team mate Jordi Alba has said.
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona captain Lionel Messi says the La Liga champions are "angry" about dropping seven points in their last three league games after he came off the bench to help his side scrape a 1-1 draw at home to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Loose forward Lukhan Tui was a noticeable absentee from the Wallabies squad to face South Africa and Argentina in the final two rounds of the Rugby Championship.
VILA-REAL, Spain (Reuters) - Spain goalkeeper David de Gea made a rare error which led to his side drawing 1-1 at home to Switzerland in a World Cup warm-up friendly on Sunday which the hosts dominated but failed to make their superior possession count.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Australia opening batsman Cameron Bancroft is unsure what to expect from the Newlands pitch for the third test against South Africa starting on Thursday but he is expecting Mitchell Starc to overcome a sore calf in time to play.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The musicians from the Netherlands entertaining fans at the Gangneung Oval are nearly as fond of K-pop as they are of Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer.
(Reuters) - Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere sustained an ankle injury during Wednesday's goalless draw with Chelsea in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final and is doubtful for Sunday's Premier League trip to Bournemouth, manager Arsene Wenger said.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Ajinkya Rahane has been a conspicuous absentee from the ongoing Indian runfest against Sri Lanka but the middle order batsman appear to have the backing of the team management ahead of the tour of South Africa later this month.