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Lionel Messi Saves Kid from Security Guard ... Hands Off My Fan!

8/30/2017 2:15 PM PDT
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File Under: "Awww"

A young fan ran up to greet Lionel Messi as he was getting off Argentina soccer's team bus in Uruguay on Wednesday ... only to get snatched up and dragged away by a security guard.

Messi wasn't havin' none of that ... ordering the security team to run down the kid and bring him back for a quick meet-and-greet.  

The boy looked SUPER sad when he got grabbed ... but was all smiles after meeting the FC Barcelona superstar.

In the end, the kid got his shot ... and Messi looked like a total hero (instead of a tax cheat). 

Cristiano Ronaldo Training with Portugal ... Prepping for '18 World Cup

8/30/2017 8:02 AM PDT
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With a freshly shaved line on the side of his head, soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo joined a training session with the Portugal national team ... gearing up for a 2018 World Cup run. 

Ronaldo looked Ronaldo-ish ... skilled, agile, rich ... and ran drills with teammates Pepe and Fabio Coentrao during the practice sesh in Lisbon.

By the way, the World Cup is gonna be here before you know it ... it's set to kick off on June 14 in Russia. 

Go USA. 

Robbie Keane Conor and I 'Talked About Everything' ... After the Fight

8/29/2017 9:00 AM PDT
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Conor McGregor spent most of the time at his Mayweather fight after-party locked in a conversation with Irish soccer legend Robbie Keane

So, when we saw Robbie in Bev Hills this week we had to ask -- what did you guys talk about?! 

Keane wasn't down to spill all the tea -- but admitted they talked about "everything."

We asked about the nature of their friendship -- Keane said they're both from Dublin.

Bottom line -- Keane's a big fan and says Conor's "gonna do great things."

[h/t Chamatkar Sandhu]

David Beckham I'm with Ya, Son! Takes Brooklyn to College

8/23/2017 7:12 AM PDT

David Beckham's still that dad snapping pics of his kid's first day of school as he sends his eldest, Brooklyn, off to college.

Brooklyn won't be far from his namesake borough -- he's studying photography at NYC's prestigious Parsons School of Design. The kid already released his first book of photography, "What I See" ... just this month.

Based on how closely Becks is following, and documenting Brooklyn's every step -- we'd say someone's suffering a little separation anxiety.

They grow up so fast.

Exciting times and hard work coming for this little man ... Proud of you bust ❤️ @brooklynbeckham @victoriabeckham

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FC Barcelona, Messi Moment of Silence for Terror Victims

8/18/2017 6:55 AM PDT
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The city of Barcelona -- and all of its star athletes -- took a moment of silence to honor those injured and killed in Thursday's terror attack. 

FC Barcelona stopped Thursday's practice, and stars like Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique stood quietly to reflect.

The team will also be wearing armbands during their next game to honor the victims

Cristiano Ronaldo and his Real Madrid teammates also held a moment of silence during their training session. 

At least 14 died when a terrorists plowed a van through a crowded tourist area in Barcelona on Thursday. One hundred people were injured. Cops have made multiple arrests and killed several suspects. They're still hunting for more.

Ronaldo & Messi Offer Support to Barcelona After Terror Attack

8/17/2017 11:02 AM PDT
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Europe's biggest sports stars are showing their support for Barcelona after today's terrorist attack ... including Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

"Dismayed by the news arriving from Barcelona. Full support and solidarity with the family and friends of the victims," Ronaldo said in a translated tweet.  

Ronaldo is from Portugal, which neighbors Spain. The soccer superstar also plays professionally for Real Madrid in Spain's top pro league, La Liga.

Messi posted about the attack on Instagram ... "I want to send my condolences and all my support to the families and friends of the victims of the terrible attack in our beloved Barcelona, ​​in addition to totally rejecting any act of violence," the FC Barcelona superstar said in a translated message. 

"We are not going to give up, we are many more who want to live in a world in peace, without hate and where respect and tolerance are the basis of coexistence."

Former Barca superstar Neymar also chimed in on IG: "May God comfort all families. #PrayForBarcelona. I love you BARCELONA," he said in a translated message. 

Rafael Nadal added: "Shattered by what has happened in Barcelona! All my support to affected families and the city," in a translated tweet.

Pau Gasol -- who's from Barcelona -- tweeted, "Sad and horrified by the tragic events that took place today at the #Ramblas of #Barcelona."

"All my support to the victims and their families during these incredibly tough times."

Earlier today, a van plowed through a crowd in Las Ramblas in Barcelona -- reportedly killing 13 people and injuring many more. Officials are saying it's a terrorist attack.  

Cristiano Ronaldo Gets 5 Game Ban ... Can't Push Refs, Bro

8/14/2017 6:59 AM PDT
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Even Cristiano Ronaldo can't get away with putting his hands a ref -- and just got hit with a 5 game ban for throwing a hissy fit at the Supercopa De Espana. 

After CR7 stormed the pitch and banged a quick goal in the 2nd half of Real Madrid's battle with Barcelona -- he was tripped up by Samuel Umtiti in a run a few minutes later and blew up at the refs for not penalizing the guy. 

Ronaldo threw a mini-tantrum and shoved the ref from behind -- which YOU CAN'T DO, EVER!

Ronaldo already had a yellow card for taking his shirt off during his goal earlier in the match. 

Dude's in shape. 

Neymar Boats 'n Hose!! $35 Mil Yacht Cooldown

8/7/2017 10:06 AM PDT

Neymar hasn't played a single minute for Paris Saint-Germain ... but that hasn't kept the international superstar from getting the boat party started ... chillin' out on a $35 MILLION superyacht!!

The ex-Barcelona stud -- rockin' super bright neon green shorts -- spent the day bro'ing out with friends in St. Tropez on Monday ... wasting no time getting used to his new life in France.

Neymar and his crew were spotted hangin' out and getting soaked by a water hose on the 115-ft. luxury boat, "Ginevra" ... which reportedly sold for $35 million back in 2014.

Neymar wasn't able to play in PSG's season opener due to a paperwork problem, but we're assuming he had yachts of other stuff on his mind.

Neymar is expected to make his debut this Sunday against Guingamp.

Neymar Benched for Now ... But How's My $265 Mil Smile, P.S.G.?!!

8/6/2017 12:10 PM PDT

Neymar gave Paris Saint-Germain fans 265 million reasons to cheer in his 1st appearance as a member of the team this weekend ... even though he didn't play.

The Brazilian super star was officially presented as a P.S.G. player Saturday in a match against Amiens SC -- but couldn't take the field 'cause his record $520 million-plus total deal hadn't been registered in time.

Neymar didn't seem to mind though -- the dude's reportedly now the highest paid soccer baller ... ever. Plus, P.S.G. went on to win the game without him at 2-0.

$265 million over 5 years ... not a bad bench fee for day 1.  

Neymar Arrives at P.S.G. ... Fans Lose Their Minds!!

8/4/2017 7:51 AM PDT
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The $265 million man has arrived!!

International soccer superstar Neymar was greeted by a MASSIVE group of passionate fans Friday to celebrate his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain ... and the scene is incredible.

P.S.G. coughed up more than $520 MILLION total to get their guy ... and it's safe to say the fans approve of the move, chanting "Thank you, Neymar!" as the highest paid soccer player in the world made his debut.

Not only were there a ton of people there to see Neymar ... but the line to buy his new #10 jersey at the team shop looked endless.

Great day for les Rouge et Bleu!!

Neymar Signs $265 Million Contract ... With Paris Saint-Germain

8/3/2017 1:39 PM PDT
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Neymar has just become the highest paid soccer player in the world -- signing a deal with Paris Saint-Germain worth over $265 MILLION!!

That's more than Cristiano Ronaldo. More than Messi. More than Pogba

The 25-year-old Brazilian superstar will reportedly rake in around $657,000 per week with PSG over the course of 5 years ... totaling more than $265 mil in wages and bonuses.

And that doesn't even include endorsements.

PSG really, REALLY wanted him -- and paid a record $263 mil transfer fee to Barcelona just to buy him out of his contract with them.

It's the highest transfer fee ever -- smashing the previous record held by Manchester United, which paid a $117 million transfer fee for Pogba from Juventus.

In total -- salary plus transfer fee -- PSG came out of pocket roughly $528 million to get Neymar. 

FYI, Neymar is the only soccer athlete Michael Jordan has signed to his Jordan Brand label -- apparently, he knows what he's doing. 

Congrats!

Neymar Goes After Barca Teammate at Practice ... Hold Me Back!!

7/28/2017 6:05 AM PDT
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Soccer superstar Neymar tried to FIGHT one of his Barca teammates at a practice in Miami on Thursday -- and had to be physically restrained by his teammates.

The 25-year-old Brazilian superstar got tangled with Nelson Semedo during a Barcelona scrimmage at Barry University -- and got right in each other's faces.

Words were exchanged and Semedo walked away -- that's when Neymar yelled even more and tried to go after the guy. Sergio Busquets jumped in and held him back.

Neymar then rips off his scrimmage vest and kicks a soccer ball in frustration. Witnesses say Neymar got in his car and left the practice facility entirely.

There are rumors that Neymar could be on his way out of Barca -- he's reportedly in talks with Paris Saint-Germain in a deal that could go through in the coming weeks.

Team USA Champagne Locker Room Rager ... After Gold Cup Victory

7/27/2017 6:48 AM PDT
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Team USA coach Bruce Arena BEGGED his players -- and even jokingly threatened them -- to NOT go crazy with the champagne Wednesday night after winning the Gold Cup. 

So, guess what happened next ... 

POP THOSE BOTTLES, BITCHES!!! 

Everyone from Jozy Altidore to Tim Howard and Michael Bradley let the corks fly -- flooding the locker room with bubbly after taking down Jamaica in a 2-1 thriller. 

Arenas told the team anyone who got him wet would be off the World Cup team. 

Yeah, right ...  

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