Sports News Brief: Messi, Drogba, Mourinho all in the news

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Carmelo Anthony helps Knicks beat Wizards

(Sporting Alert) — The following is a list of the sporting news from yesterday’s top stories and this early morning news feeds.

Messi Out For Just A Week

Barcelona have been handed a boost, following the news that star striker and leading goalscorer Lionel Messi will only be out for a week after he picked up a thigh injury in last night’s Champions League draw at Paris St Germain. Messi scored the opening goal in the 2-2 draw, but had to be subbed out at half-time because of the injury. The Argentine international will miss this weekend’s La Liga clash with Real Mallorca, but is expected to return for the second leg of the PSG clash.

Drogba Backs Mourinho Chelsea Return

Former Chelsea player Didier Drogba is backing Jose Mourinho to return to the Barclays Premier League and to manage again at Stamford Bridge this summer. “The fans want him back. He loves Chelsea. Because you want to rebuild a team and to give them the strength we had a few years ago, he could be the right person,” Drogba said. “He is a winner and is close to the players. He went to Inter and is at Real Madrid but is still talking about Chelsea, so he loves this club.”

Beckham Still Wants To Play For England

Former England skipper David Beckham has refused to give up on the possibilities of playing for his country again. A CNN World Sport report said: “I’m almost 38 so the chances are very slight, but you never know. One of the reasons I never retired from the England team is because, if there’s ever an opportunity to play for them again, I’m available. If there is any chance of me ever playing for my country again, I would never turn that down,”

Anthony Pushes New York Past LeBron-less Miami

Star forward Carmelo Anthony scored 50 points in leading the New York Knicks to a 102-90 victory over the injury hit Miami Heat which played without LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers.

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