Names In The News
LIONEL MESSI said before the announcement of the Ballon d'Or winner that '12 had not been his best year. Messi: "I don't think it's been my best year. I'm more interested in picking up prizes with my team than on my own, and other teams did better in that sense". He also assured that he never dreamt of being the best in the world. Messi: "As a kid, I didn't think about being the best -- and I still don't now. I just wanted to play football and enjoy myself" (MARCA, 1/7). ... French Handballer DANIEL NARCISSE has agreed to a two-year deal with Paris St. Germain Handball. Narcisse was the 2012 IHF World Player of the Year (LE FIGARO, 1/8).