Lionel Messi Doesn’t Stop
Barcelona star Lionel Messi continued his ascent on the all-time goals list on Tuesday, notching goal No. 700 in a 2-2 draw against Atletico Madrid. Messi has tallied 630 goals for Barcelona and 70 for Argentina, and he should end his career in the top-five on the all-time goals list. With 20-plus goals in 12 straight seasons, Messi isn’t going anywhere soon. The Argentinian legend still has plenty of career highlights left in him.
In honor of Messi’s most recent accomplishment, let’s take a look back at his top career highlights.
Mourning the loss of Minor League Baseball
Baseball fans will likely get their fix near the end of July with MLB’s return, but the start of the 2020 season will come with a melancholy note. Minor League Baseball announced on Tuesday it will not be holding games in 2020, a result of the financial and safety challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis. Losing MiLB hurts on a pair of fronts.
Players will lose a crucial year of development, and those with their careers at a crossroads may have to give up the sport entirely. Players aside, Minor League Baseball is an integral part of communities across the country, providing employment opportunities and entertainment for young fans and families. Losing Minor League Baseball is an admittedly minor consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. But for sports fans, Tuesday’s news still stings.
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Around the sports world
2020 No. 1 pick Spencer Torkelson has signed his $8.4 million contract with the Tigers…The NBA’s positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise after three Pelicans tested positive…Marv Albert will not be working the NBA playoffs in Orlando…Draymond Green wouldn’t mind adding a rookie center to the Warriors’ rotation.
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