Barcelona Extend Umtiti's Contract Until 2023

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has ended speculation over his long-term future by committing to a new five-year contract with the Spanish champions. The Catalan giants confirmed the news on Sunday afternoon, with Umtiti ready to seal the deal in a public display on Monday morning. He will then undertake a press conference and explain the reasons behind his decision.

Messi Scores in EU Court Battle to Trademark Name

Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi won a legal battle Thursday to register his name as a trademark to sell sports goods after an EU court ruled that he is too famous to be confused with other businesses. The Argentine star, the world's highest earning footballer, rode out a challenge by a Spanish cycling gear manufacturer called Massi, which had challenged his trademark on the grounds that it was too similar to its own.