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Messi’s debut in navy blue, trading the stripes for PSG



For the first time in 17 years, Messi makes his debut as the new recruit – only to sit on the bench for half the game.

Messi makes his debut in PSG navy

Lionel Messi took to the field in Paris Saint-Germain’s (PSG) navy blue in what was his first game for the team.

The ex-Barcelona player commenced his debut match on the bench before coming on as a substitute for PSG in Sunday’s match against the Stade Reims.

Despite Messi’s debut being a key contributor behind the 20,545 tickets sold, it was Kylian Mbappe’s two-goal performance which gave PSG supporters their money’s worth.

The 34-year-old was invited out onto the field at Auguste Delaune Stadium in the game’s 66th minute, replacing teammate Neymar. 

It was a move that sent PSG fans cheering in uproar.

While Messi was unable to nab a goal for his newfound team, he worked alongside Mbappe in a pairing punters anticipate to be a great one.

The match was the Argentine’s first game in three weeks with his last appearance dating back to July 11 where he led his country to victory in the Copa America Final. 

A move that still has its politics

Messi’s move to PSG didn’t come without controversy, following a Barcelona member’s complaint with a French Court.  

PSG has signed Messi on for two years, with the deal set to be worth 35 million euros per season.

Written by Rebecca Borg

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Chiefs secure back-to-back Super Bowl titles against 49ers



Will Patrick Mahomes be hailed as one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history? 

The Kansas City Chiefs emerged victorious once again, defeating the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 to claim their second consecutive championship.

The high-stakes game kept fans on the edge of their seats as both teams showcased exceptional skill and determination.

The 49ers, known for their strong defence, put up a formidable fight, but the Chiefs’ offensive prowess ultimately proved too much to handle.


Quarterback Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs with a stellar performance, showcasing his prowess with strategic passes and crucial touchdowns.


As the confetti rained down on the Chiefs, celebrations erupted both on the field and among fans worldwide, marking another historic moment in the team’s legacy.

With this victory, the Chiefs solidified their status as a dominant force in the NFL, leaving fans eagerly anticipating what the future holds for this powerhouse team.

The Chiefs join the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s, the Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s and New England Patriots of the 2000s and 2010s as the only NFL teams to have won three Super Bowls in a five-year span.

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Amazon targets bankrupt Diamond Sports for streaming rights



Amazon considers acquisition of Diamond Sports as part of its plan to expand streaming portfolio

Sources suggest that Amazon is eyeing the streaming rights for major sports leagues including MLB, NBA, and NHL, signalling the tech giant’s strategic move into the lucrative world of live sports broadcasting.

The potential deal with Diamond Sports would provide Amazon with a significant foothold in the sports streaming market, allowing the company to offer a comprehensive range of live sports content to its Prime Video subscribers.

This move aligns with Amazon’s broader strategy to diversify its entertainment offerings and attract a wider audience. The acquisition of streaming rights for popular sports leagues could make Amazon a major player in the competitive streaming landscape.

Industry experts speculate that Amazon’s interest in Diamond Sports is driven by the desire to capture the growing market for live sports streaming, a segment that has gained immense popularity in recent years.

The acquisition would not only give Amazon access to a vast library of sports content but also position the company as a formidable competitor to traditional broadcasters in the live sports broadcasting arena.

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Disney’s sport streaming goals



Disney’s ESPN may achieve a $24 billion valuation; potential suitors could involve Apple and Verizon.

In a recent financial report, Bank of America suggests that Disney’s ESPN could be on the verge of reaching a staggering $24 billion valuation. This eye-catching figure has sparked interest from potential buyers, with technology giants Apple and telecommunication leader Verizon being touted as likely contenders.

The valuation surge is attributed to ESPN’s successful digital transition, with streaming services, exclusive sports content, and expanding international markets contributing to its growth. Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s sports networks further boosted ESPN’s portfolio, making it an attractive asset for prospective buyers.

Apple, known for its foray into content creation with Apple TV+, could leverage ESPN’s sports content to expand its media empire. Meanwhile, Verizon, with its vast telecom infrastructure and distribution capabilities, could use ESPN to enhance its content offerings and engage a broader customer base.

This development marks a pivotal moment in ESPN’s history, and its future owner could redefine the landscape of sports broadcasting. As the valuation continues to climb, all eyes are on the potential suitors and the ensuing negotiations.

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