Messi and Suárez among stars aiming for World Cup dreams

As we close in on less than three months until the World Cup, more players are pushing for crucial spots on their country’s squads.

Here are five players who have made a significant push:

• Lionel Messi (Argentina): He performed brilliantly on the biggest stage, bagging a hat-\ trick and an assist in El Clasico, a 4-3 away win. With his hat trick, he became the all-time leading goal scorer in Clasico history with 21 goals.

Messi led Argentina during qualifying with 28 chances created, despite not playing in two qualifiers. Read more ›

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538 bracket coverage doesn’t differentiate itself from old media

Currently the top story on Nate Silver’s relaunched media venture fivethirtyeight.com suggests that the odds of entering a perfect March Madness bracket are much much better than many people think. The problem is that the headline is misleading at best. … Continue reading
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