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'Messi is better than Ronaldo' - How Leo usurped Cristiano in just a few months

In January there was no dispute that the Real Madrid star was the world's best, but Robert Prosinecki and David Villa agree that the Barca man is now on another planet.<p>There is no dispute. There is no battle to consider. Cristiano Ronaldo was a worthy winner of the Ballon d'Or but Lionel Messi is …

Sexist chanting must be tackled says FA after 'horrible' footage

<b>The Football Association is calling on fans to report sexist abuse at games after being shown disturbing scenes of women officials and staff being subjected to obscene chants.</b><p>Footage obtained by the BBC shows Chelsea's female medic Dr Eva Carneiro and a female assistant referee Helen Byrne …

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Ronda Rousey won't fight men, even though she thinks she could win

Seems everyone is coming up with dream fight scenarios for UFC sensation Ronda Rousey ever since her 14-second dismantling of bantamweight challenger Cat Zingano on Saturday.<p>And it also seems many of those scenarios involve her fighting men, like maybe men's champion T.J. Dillashaw, any of the …

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Packers re-sign Randall Cobb: 4 things to know

The best slot receiver in the league got himself paid.<p>Randall Cobb has agreed to a four-year contract to return to the Green Bay Packers. He'd been …

Lionel Messi Breaks Barcelona, La Liga Hat-Trick Records

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi added another record to his already extraordinary resume with his 24th career La Liga hat-trick on Sunday.<p>OptaJose passed along word of the new league mark, which means Messi surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo with his achievement.<p>The club noted it also gave him 32 …

Toronto Raptors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Russell Westbrook posted his fifth triple-double in six games as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Toronto Raptors at home, Sunday night, 108-104.<p>The two teams traded leads throughout the night, with first-half back-and-forth action followed by alternating big runs from either side. In the end, …

Suarez links superbly with Xavi and Messi to score for Barcelona

Barcelona's Luis Suarez scores a goal past Rayo Vallecano goalkeeper Cristian Alvarez during their Spanish first division match at Camp Nou.

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England Bounced From Cricket World Cup by Bangladesh

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NFL Free Agency 100: Top 5 Free Agent Quarterbacks

In the NFL media world, we like to rank things. You'll see plenty of rankings this offseason talking about the best job openings, the best draft prospects and the best free agents available. But how many of these lists break down <i>why</i> a player is ranked at his respective spot in the order?<p>This list …

Packers player had $190K, 357 grams of pot on him when arrested

Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion had almost $200,000 and over 350 grams of marijuana with him when he was arrested on Tuesday in Florida.<p>What …

30 Great Moments in Cristiano Ronaldo's Career

Cristiano Ronaldo is a gift to the sporting world, so it's only fitting that on Thursday, February 5, 2015, we attempt to repay the Real Madrid phenomenon in some shape to celebrate his 30th birthday.<p>In keeping with the theme, listed ahead are 30 of the greatest moments witnessed thus far in his …

The Best and Worst Super Bowl Ads of 2015

Toyota<p>Toyota pays tribute to Paralympian snowboarder and <i>Dancing with the Stars</i> competitor Amy Purdy crosscuts intensely between Purdy’s boarding and …

Marshawn Lynch finally participates in press conference ... for Skittles

Breaking: Marshawn Lynch finally talked to the media. FINALLY.<p>But why now?<p>Because it was a Skittles press conference, of course. And we all know how much the Seahawks running back loves Skittles.<p>Bask in the glory of Lynch crunchin’ on Skittles — and talking about cat videos — in the video above. …

7 of the scariest theme park rides in the world | CNN Travel

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1,000 Light Paintings Form One Beautiful Stop-Motion Animation

Darren Pearson's 'Lightspeed' is a luminous journey through the California wilderness.<p><i>This article originally appeared on The Creators Project Netherlands.</i><p>If you've ever created a light painting, you should know how much effort it takes to capture them beautifully <i>and</i> in focus. Now, imagine that …

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How To Make Drunken OREOs

What if we could get drunk off OREOs?<p>There's something special about those charcoal-black, CPG-manufactured things that have become "America's & Milk's Favorite Cookie." We all know the deal. Even if you open up a pack in the midst of a health-conscious, meat alternative, calorie-counting office, …

Super Bowl Commercials 2015: Kim Kardashian, Charlotte McKinney Top Ad Leaks

There are a few tropes you can always count on in your Super Bowl commercials. There will always be a few racy or bizarre ads that play on shock value. At some point, there will be a spoof of a famous Super Bowl ad or a popular culture reference.<p>And of course, there are celebrities. Lots and lots …

5 Mistakes the Packers Can't Afford to Make This Offseason

The Green Bay Packers just suffered one of the most painful losses in the history of the franchise. That's saying a lot, since the Packers have been in the NFL for almost a century.<p>Yes, the 28-22 overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game really stung, especially knowing …

Lionel Messi narrows the gap on Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi has closed the gap on Cristiano Ronaldo at the head of the ESM Golden shoe rankings, although to do so, the Barcelona man had to score a hat-trick as his great rival scored twice against Getafe.<p>The two players, who earlier this month were voted number one and two in the world at the …

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Report: Marshawn Lynch could face big fine for 'BeastMode' hat

Marshawn Lynch didn't want to get fined on media day, but his 'BeastMode' hat could land him in trouble with the NFL.<p>Seahawks running back Marshawn …

NFL Honors 2015: Date, List of Awards, Predictions and More

Building another chance to pat itself on the back while filling the gap before Super Bowl Sunday, the NFL will host a lavish ceremony doling out accolades on Saturday night.<p>Hosted by Seth Meyers, the NFL Honors will festoon the small screen with another self-flattering awards show, this one airing …

Top 10 Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

Remembering the best Super Bowl ads from years past.<p>The Super Bowl is a main event for more reasons than one.<p>A record 184 million viewers are expected to tune into the biggest football game of the year, according to the National Retail Federation's estimates. So it probably goes without saying that …

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Lionel Messi with the pass of the day

<b>Barcelona scored some great goals during their 5-0 Spanish Cup win over Elche on Thursday, but arguably the best piece of football on the night was a wonderful pass played by Lionel Messi.</b><p>TAGS: Video

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FCC can't stop Tom Brady from cursing

Brady likes to swear when playing football. If you have a problem with that, then go to the FCC.<p>The Federal Communications Commission received three complaints about New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady swearing on television.<p>Brady was shown venting his frustration with a string of …

What you really Googled in 2014

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2013, people just wanted to know how to twerk. It was a more innocent time. This year, people wanted to know if they had Ebola.<p>Google has released its annual round-up of the year's top global searches. Apple, Facebook and other companies also do these recaps, but those only show what we …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

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These Were The Top 10 Most Popular Searches On Google In 2014

Each year, Google releases a list of the topics we’ve collectively searched for the most over the past 12 months. Each year, I try and see how many I can guess beforehand.<p>This year, I got about half. How many can you get? [Pro tip: remember, people generally search for depressing/scary stuff more …

Robin Lopez beat up the Pistons mascot again

I don't know exactly what triggered the ongoing hostility between Robin Lopez and Hooper, the Detroit Pistons mascot, but it is REAL.* Tuesday night, before the Portland Trail Blazers faced Detroit, Lopez resumed bullying the fuzzy horse:<p>The way Robin's carrying Hooper, it looks like he might even …

WATCH: Ryan Kesler catches long pass under skate, scores

Ryan Kesler received Hampus Lindholm's stretch pass in a most unique fashion: by stepping on it. He then finished the play for his 10th goal of the …