- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 18, 2012

BARCELONA, SPAIN (AP) - Barcelona says Argentina forward Lionel Messi has signed a new contract through 2018.

Messi, the three-time world player of the year, has scored 90 goals in 2012 _ a world record for a calendar year.

Xavi Hernandez and Carles Puyol have also agreed to new deals with the Spanish giant.