Neymar to sign contract extension with Barcelona until 2021

Javier Mascherano finally signed his new deal with Barcelona on Monday morning (15 October), while his teammate Neymar will do the same on Friday. Since moving from Santos to Catalonia in 2013, Neymar has scored 90 goals in all competitions. During that time, he has won one Champions League title, two La Ligas, two Copa del Reys, one UEFA Super Cup, one Spanish Super Cup and one FIFA Club World Cup. Read More

Panthers QB Cam Newton practices while Redskins TE Jordan Reed has concussion

During their three-game losing streak Carolina has developed some bad habits. The Panthers enter the game on a short week, still reeling from a mistake-filled 17-14 loss to the Buccaneers as time expired. So do they. It starts this week. At the moment they are favored by three points but here's a few reasons why the Panthers should be concerned heading into this one. Read More

Kershaw gets series-clinching save as Dodgers advance to NLCS

Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner watches his two-run triple during the seventh inning as Washington Nationals catcher Jose Lobaton (59) watches during Game 5 of baseball's National League Division Series at Nationals Park, Thursday, Oct. Read More

Bayern held again in Bundesliga, now 3 games without a win

This season, Bayern on the road do not play so convincingly as in their own stadium, so do not think that they defeated the home side's upcoming game, especially those in the league at home is not lost. Schalke coach Markus Weinzierl was hoping for more from his visit to the club he coached for four successful seasons, after claiming just one win and five defeats from his first six games with his new side. Read More

Alabama, Ole Miss favored in weekend matchups against Tennessee, Arkansas

The only Football Bowl Subdivision player to have more all-purpose yards in a game this season is Florida State's Dalvin Cook with 329 against South Florida. Alabama has a nine-game winning streak against Tennessee dating back to 2007. Lane Kiffin was not on the Crimson Tide's coaching staff, and A.J. McCarron was Alabama's quarterback. Read More

Raina to miss ODI series opener against New Zealand

The teams will don a coloured outfit in the Himalayan town rather than the white outfit of Test. Indian batsman Suresh Raina , who was brought back into the One Day International side after a gap of one year, has been ruled out of the first one-dayer against New Zealand due to viral fever. Read More

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays-Indians open ALCS, Dodgers-Cubs set

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays-Indians open ALCS, Dodgers-Cubs set

Blue Jays starting pitcher Marco Estrada was cruising through the first five innings. After snapping a 22-year postseason drought in 2015, Toronto reached the playoffs for the second straight season under manager John Gibbons . He was replaced by Ryan Goins , who was lifted for pinch-hitter Darwin Barney in the seventh. Travis listened intently as his post-game meal was getting cold on the table in front of him. Read More

Jordan Spieth struggles, but Americans dominate Europe to win Ryder Cup

Europe's Rory McIlroy gestures to the crowd after making his putt on the eighth hole during a singles match at the Ryder Cup golf tournament Sunday, Oct. But that was as good as it got for the three-time defending champions as their final six players, including four rookies, managed just a point between them. Read More

Packers' defense leads the way in 23-16 win over Giants

For a group thrown for a loss by the unexpected release of its most recognizable member, the Green Bay Packers offensive line has come together nicely during the first four games. We're playing some coverages where it'll take a little time for something things to develop. He lunged low as Manning attempted a pass to running back Paul Perkins, and Fackrell's disruption forced the ball to flutter aimlessly incomplete. Read More

AD: LSU won't lose Nov. 19 home game to play at Florida

AD: LSU won't lose Nov. 19 home game to play at Florida

The Tigers must keep the offense balanced to be successful against a Florida defense that can pressure the quarterback the entire game. When it was reported that LSU and Florida would postpone their SEC clash due to Hurricane Matthew, everyone immediately began wondering if and/or when the two teams would reschedule the game. Read More

England beats Bangladesh by 4 wickets, wins ODI series 2-1

Having added 63 runs with Vince, Billings added another 64 with Duckett, the duo helping themselves to fluent half-centuries in the process. The error was then compounded as Woakes powered another drive away for four, to leave England needing 17 from the final three overs. Read More

Russell Westbrook fired back at Kevin Durant for praising the Warriors' selflessness

Russell Westbrook fired back at Kevin Durant for praising the Warriors' selflessness

My job is to be able to worry about what's going on here". "We don't worry about all the selfish guys we've got over here, apparently". Durant and Westbrook on the court during Game Five of the Western Conference Finals against Golden State. Read More

Day off, one series up for grabs

They already beat All-Star Johnny Cueto and ex-Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija, then waited until Moore's stellar outing was done to pounce. In Game 1 of the NLDS, Scherzer allowed four runs on five hits - including two bombs - in six innings and got hung with the L. Read More

New Zealand collapse to 178-run defeat vs

Chasing a target of 376 runs to win, New Zealand openers Tom Latham (74) and Martin Guptill (24) began steadily with a 55-run opening stand and took the team safely to lunch. Ronchi managed to score 37 runs off the 137 balls he faced from Jadeja. "But it takes character and to bounce back every time, and that's what the boys did", said Kohli after India decimated the Kiwis by 178 runs to take the series, and emerge as the world's top Test team. Read More

Tite can lead Brazil to World Cup glory, says Neymar

Tite can lead Brazil to World Cup glory, says Neymar

Argentina have taken just two points from a possible nine in their past three matches, all played without Barcelona star Messi. Julian Draxler's 13th minute strike put them ahead and Sami Khedira added another goal as Germany killed off the game for their third win in three qualifiers in their best start to a World Cup or Euro qualification with no goals conceded. Read More

Vikings sign veteran tackle Jake Long for ailing line

Smith, the sixth overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft by Cincinnati, signed with the Vikings this offseason. He's two years past an ACL injury and Long told Vikings.com that health wise, everything is great. He should be given a shot at the starting left tackle role with how poor T.J. Clemmings has been playing. "Again, we're pretty much strapped against the cap right now with the amount of money we have on IR and with what we're able to do going forward". Read More

Murray, Nadal Advance to 2nd Round at China Open

Murray, Nadal Advance to 2nd Round at China Open

The 2005 China Open champion, seeded second in Beijing , improved his first-service percentage from 42 to 85 in the second set. And he has repeatedly had to fend questions about his future in the sport since he was forced out of the French Open third round with a wrist injury that also saw him miss Wimbledon. Read More

West Virginia-Texas Tech Preview Capsule

West Virginia-Texas Tech Preview Capsule

I think the fact that it's an 11am game is going to cause someone to get off to a slow start, I'm just hoping that someone is West Virginia . Mahomes was sacked, and the 12-yard loss gave the Wildcats a short field on a touchdown drive that changed the game and put them ahead 38-31. Read More

Cowboys' Dez Bryant and Orlando Scandrick look unlikely to play against Packers

And that's why the Green Bay Packers need to stop him in order to win on Sunday. His numbers through five games put him in truly elite company. In Week 5, he limited A.J. PACKERS LB Nick Perry (sack, 3 hurries and 1 TFL in Week 5) has 4 ½ sacks in first 4 games. At the running back position, we are looking at a player in 2016 first round pick Ezekiel Elliott who could easily break NFL Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson's rookie rushing record. Read More

Redskins' Jordan Reed evaluated for concussion

Redskins' Jordan Reed evaluated for concussion

Gruden did discuss details about the impact of another concussion for Reed until the results of tests come back. The Redskins (3-2) will host their NFC East foe at FedExField on Sunday. Left tackle Trent Williams, who has played alongside Reed since the Redskins chose him in the third round of the 2013 National Football League draft, said that the Florida product's health was the most important issue at the moment. Read More

NBC Poll: Clinton Leads NC by 4, Trump Leads Ohio by 1

NBC Poll: Clinton Leads NC by 4, Trump Leads Ohio by 1

Emerson also released a poll showing Clinton with a narrow lead in North Carolina, as well as in Virginia. Additionally, a Republican National Committee source told CNN's Sara Murray Thursday that the Trump campaign chose to pull resources from the swing state of Virginia, essentially conceding the state to Clinton. Read More

Pakistan adds day-night context to historic 400th test

Pakistan adds day-night context to historic 400th test

Shannon Gabriel, who had a decent series against India , will lead the pace-attack. The first match starting on Thursday will be Pakistan's 400th and will also be the first-ever day-night Test in the region. Batsman Darren Bravo vowed to give his best shot at the newly-introduced pink-ball match. Those matches, however, were all played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Read More

Faster tempo allows Colts, Luck to hold off Bears 29-23

Faster tempo allows Colts, Luck to hold off Bears 29-23

Frank Gore has gas left in the tank. "No, man, " he said. We were very fortunate to get a huge win. But back and forth it was. "I thought that was a great effort by our defense", said Hicks, who felt like the Bears played well enough to shutout the Lions in the first half. Read More

Hart shines as disappointing England draws 0-0 at Slovenia

Hart shines as disappointing England draws 0-0 at Slovenia

But his finest save arrived shortly after half-time as Jasmin Kurtic's header from a corner looked destined for the top-right corner, only for Hart to somehow claw it out via the crossbar. That's an area that clearly needs to be better. "We still sit top of the group and I know people will be disappointed we haven't won but in the long term we are ahead in the group and we've got two hard away games out of the way so everything is in our hands". Read More

The lesson Tom Brady learned from nude photos

The Buffalo Bills moved to 3-2 on the season following their 30-19 win over the Los Angeles Rams this past Sunday and remain second in the AFC East behind the Patriots. Speaking generally of players who miss time, he added, "Maybe their first game will be the best game, but most likely the third, fourth, fifth, sixth games will probably be better than the first". Read More

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Dallas Cowboys

In fact, Prescott and Elliott have done something that the National Football League has never seen out of rookie quarterback and running back teammates. It was a homecoming of sorts for Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton , who went to TCU about 20 miles away from AT&T Stadium. "Zeke ran really, really well, but a big part of this game was the efficiency of our passing game", coach Jason Garrett said. Read More

New Zealand trail India by 529 runs with 10 wickets remaining

New Zealand trail India by 529 runs with 10 wickets remaining

This is also the second-highest partnership for India against New Zealand in tests, behind the 413 runs by Vinoo Mankad and Pankaj Roy scored in Chennai in 1956. Guptill was forced to settle for a hard-earned 72 after this incredible piece of fielding in Indore . Playing for the turn, he ended up playing inside the line to edge a catch towards the first slip. Read More

Hurricane Matthew postpones Saturday night Sprint Cup race

Rain from Hurricane Matthew has washed out all NASCAR activity at Charlotte Motor Speedway, including tonight's Xfinity Series race. "I'm gonna try to relax (after Kansas) and take a little vacation, but still focus on the big picture knowing that we still have to work for it", Wallace said. Read More

Hamilton unlikely to catch Rosberg: Lauda

Hamilton unlikely to catch Rosberg: Lauda

However, he admitted that it would have been hard to catch Nico Rosberg, who he believed to be controlling the race well. 'I have no doubt it will be an intense fight to the end and it is far from over. It s a healthy margin for Nico - he did a great job today. Hamilton's third-placed finish saw Rosberg move 33 points clear in the drivers' standings . Read More

Cubs rout Pirates 12-2 for 100th win behind Baez's six RBIs

Cubs rout Pirates 12-2 for 100th win behind Baez's six RBIs

Whatever adjustments he made didn't seem to pay off in the Pirates' 6-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs. "It's not easy to win 100 games", Maddon said before Monday. Cubbies starter upped his record to 11-8 with a run allowed over eight frames be fore Justin Grimm gave up three in 1/3 of an inning. "I thought I threw the ball pretty well until the fourth inning and then they started working some deep counts and things got away from me", Kuhl said. Read More