Laureus Awards: Messi, Nadal, Verstappen among nominees

Lionel Messi, who led Argentina to a dream FIFA World Cup title, along with Kylian Mbappe, tennis legend Rafael Nadal, Max Verstappen, NBA champion Steph Curry and pole vault world-record holder Mondo Duplantis were among the nominees announced for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award.

‘Messi or Ronaldo? Probably neither’

Pradip Choudhury was a footballer in what was then Bombay. Everyone across Indian football's landscape knew him well enough as a doughty central defender. His level of concentration was amazingly high.