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Neymar in question as PSG chief blasts club's 'celebrity behavior'

Jun 17, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says Neymar and his other highly-paid stars should 'assume their responsibilities even more than before'

OUT. Neymar remains sidelined with an injured foot. File photo by Franck Fife/AFP


Neymar's rape accuser abandoned by third lawyer

Jun 12, 2019 - 5:27 PM

A new twist unfolds in the scandal that has gripped football-mad Brazil as another lawyer withdraws from the Neymar case

Photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP

New lawyer for Neymar's rape accuser considers dropping case – report

Jun 10, 2019 - 12:37 PM

Danilo Garcia Andrade, the new lawyer of the woman at the center of the alleged rape scandal, wants his client to provide further evidence

OUT. Neymar will not see action in the Copa America due to an ankle injury. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


Neymar rape accuser gives police statement

Jun 08, 2019 - 3:42 PM

More than 60% of Brazilians believe Neymar is innocent of the sexual assault allegation that has gripped the football-mad country

(FILES) In this file photograph taken on May 4, 2019, Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar looks on during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and OGC Nice at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. - PSG star striker Neymar has made an appeal against his suspension for three games in the Champions League next season, UEFA told AFP on May 10, 2019, confirming reports in the newspaper L'Equipe. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

WATCH: Brazil coach Tite refuses to judge Neymar after rape accusation

Jun 04, 2019 - 2:48 PM

'The facts are not sufficiently clear. Only time will give us answers,' says Tite

'TEAM FIRST'. Brazil head coach Tite focuses on preparing the national team rather than Neymar's personal matters. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Neymar denies rape allegations

Jun 02, 2019 - 6:09 PM

'It surprised me, it's a really ugly thing and a sad thing because anyone who knows me knows what kind of person I am,' says football star Neymar

BLACKMAIL. Neymar and his family say that the female complainant has tried to extort money. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Neymar accused of raping woman in Paris

Jun 02, 2019 - 10:48 AM

The family of Neymar says the football star is a victim of blackmail

CONTROVERSY. Neymar's family coes to his defense, noting that the female complainant has tried to extort money from the Brazilian player. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Neymar banned from 3 matches for lashing out at fan

May 11, 2019 - 12:03 AM

The Paris Saint-Germain striker gets sanctioned for figuring in a fracas with a fan following the club's shock defeat in the French Cup final

ADDED WOES. On top on the new sanctions, Neymar has also appealed a three-match Champions League ban. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Neymar says he was wrong to hit fan after French Cup final loss

Apr 28, 2019 - 8:34 PM

The Brazilian star was caught on numerous phones striking a fan in the face

DETHRONED. Neymar and PSG fail to stretch their reign in the French Cup to a fifth straight time. Photo from PSG's Twitter account (@PSG_English)


Neymar returns in newly-crowned PSG's Monaco match

Apr 22, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Neymar returns to PSG after sustaining a right foot injury since January 23

RETURN. Neymar comes into the match as a substitute in the second half. Photo from PSG Twitter

LOOK: Neymar visits recovering Pele in hospital

Apr 09, 2019 - 8:53 AM

Neymar visits Brazilian football legend Pele who was hospitalized for urinary tract infection

LEGENDS. Neymar visits Pele in the hospital hours before the 78-year-old's discharge. Photo from Neymar's Instagram

Neymar hints at joining Real Madrid

Mar 04, 2019 - 12:04 PM

The world's most expensive football, though, says he is 'very happy' with Paris Saint-Germain

WHERE TO GO. Neymar says everything is possible in the future. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP


Neymar's father denies any contact with Barca over return

Feb 18, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Neymar Sr says his son's present and future is with Paris Saint-Germain

RUMOR HAS IT. Despite a blockbuster transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar is still surrounded with rumors of return to Barcelona. File photo by Franck Fife/AFP


Neymar ruled out for 10 weeks, to miss Manchester Utd tie

Jan 30, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Sidelined by a foot injury, Neymar will likely return to action in the Champions League quarterfinals, if Paris Saint-Germain qualifies

KEY LOSS. Neymar is set to miss a crucial stretch in PSG's campaign. Photo by  Christophe Archambault/AFP

PSG cruise to victory as Neymar set to miss Man Utd clash

Jan 28, 2019 - 2:49 PM

The world's most expensive footballer suffers a recurrence of a metatarsal injury

OUT. Neymar is set to miss Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League showdown with Manchester United. File photo by Franck Fife/AFP


Tuchel: 'Neymar went home early with my permission'

Dec 21, 2018 - 10:46 PM

PSG star Neymar posts Instagram images of himself in Brazil with his family as he skips his club's last match of the year

VACATION. Neymar misses PSG's last game of 2018 to be with his family. Photo from Instagram (@neymarjr)

Liverpool on the ropes as PSG nears qualifiers

Nov 29, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Paris Saint-Germain takes a big step towards qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages after Neymar helps sink Liverpool

STAR POWER. Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar (left) celebrates with fellow star teammate Kylian Mbappe after scoring a goal against Liverpool FC. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

PSG optimistic over fitness of Mbappe, Neymar for Liverpool showdown

Nov 27, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Both injured PSG forwards Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are expected to be well in time for the Liverpool clash

GOOD SIGN. Thomas Tuchel says that Kylian Mbappe is getting better everyday. Photo by Valery Hache/AFP

Mbappe, Neymar injured in international friendlies

Nov 21, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Football stars Kylian Mbappe and Neymar remain questionable for Paris Saint-Germain's crucial Champions League clash with Liverpool

France's midfielder Kylian Mbappe (C) reacts after getting injured during the friendly football match France vs Uruguay, on November 20, 2018 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Mbappe, Neymar steer PSG to new win record on troubled day

Nov 03, 2018 - 9:29 AM

Paris Saint-Germain posts a record 12th straight league win amid allegations made by a Football Leaks investigation

HOTSHOTS. Paris Saint-Germain's teen star Kylian Mbappe (right) celebrates with teammate Neymar after scoring a goal against Lille. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Neymar risks prison over Barca move

Oct 31, 2018 - 9:45 PM

The Brazilian football superstar awaits trial over alleged corruption

CONTROVERSIAL. The courts re-examine Brazilian forward Neymar's old case. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Messi, Barcelona outgun Spurs as Neymar bags hat-trick

Oct 04, 2018 - 10:51 AM

Tottenham finds it impossible to subdue Messi as Barcelona ends its three-match winless streak in emphatic style

STELLAR. Barcelona's superstar striker Lionel Messi shoots to score his second goal during their Champions League match versus the Tottenham Hotspur. Photo by Ian Kington/AFP

Neymar on the mark as PSG up and running under Tuchel

Aug 13, 2018 - 12:50 PM

The world's most expensive footballer scores just 10 minutes into his first start for Paris Saint-Germain in almost 6 months

DOMINATION. Neymar leads Paris St. Germain to a 3-0 thrashing of Caen. File photo Franck Fife/AFP


Neymar returns as PSG thrash Monaco in China

Aug 05, 2018 - 11:36 AM

The world's most expensive footballer came in as a late substitute but did not need to showcase his scoring prowess

RETURN. Neymar rejoins Paris Saint-Germain following his stint with Brazil in the World Cup. File photo by Franck Fife/AFP


Neymar blames 'brattish' behavior on his inner child

Jul 30, 2018 - 8:31 PM

The world's most expensive football gets back at his critics, saying they have no idea what he goes through

THEATRICS. Brazil's Neymar was widely lambasted in the recent World Cup for his theatrical reactions to challenges. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini


Stylish Neymar steers Brazil past Mexico

Jul 03, 2018 - 2:02 AM

The Brazilians blank the Mexicans in a 'difficult match' to reach the World Cup quarterfinals

WHOOP IT UP.Neymar (top) celebrates with Brazil's midfielder Paulinho after scoring the opening goal. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Brazil, Neymar find mojo to cruise to last 16

Jun 28, 2018 - 9:45 AM

The Brazilians top Group E to advance against Mexico in the knockout phase

RENEWED CONFIDENCE. Brazil says it can cope with the World Cup favorite tag. Photo by Kirill Kudryavstev/AFP

With Neymar tears, might emotional frailty prove Brazil's undoing?

Jun 26, 2018 - 5:03 PM

Not everyone back home has been sympathetic towards Neymar for his tears and his perceived play-acting in the Costa Rica game

CRYBABIES? Brazil's forward Neymar's tears during the Costa Rica match brought about criticism that the team is a bunch of "crybabies"  Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Neymar 'entitled to feel upset', says Brazil teammate

Jun 25, 2018 - 3:18 PM

Fagner says the entirety of the Brazil squad has the superstar's back as the team aims to secure a place in the last 16 of the World Cup

STILL HUMAN. Neymar is human, too, says Brazil teammate Fagner. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP


Neymar hits back at World Cup critics

Jun 23, 2018 - 10:37 AM

The Brazilian football superstar breaks down in tears after a win, then gets criticized for showing 'fragility'

EMOTIONAL. Costa Rica's Bryan Oviedo talks to Brazil's Neymar as he cries after scoring a last-gasp goal during their Group E match. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Brazil nears World Cup knockouts after Costa Rica late show

Jun 22, 2018 - 10:23 PM

Neymar gets all emotional after securing the victory for Brazil

STIRRING TRIUMPH. Brazil superstar Neymar lets it all out after the match. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

LOOK: Iceland midfielder heats up social media, Neymar gets hair do-over

Jun 20, 2018 - 1:13 PM

Rurik Gislason now boasts more Instagram followers than the population of Iceland

COOL VIBE. Iceland's midfielder Rurik Gislason gains viral fame after Iceland's World Cup debut. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Neymar puts injury woe behind, kicks off World Cup assault

Jun 16, 2018 - 12:54 PM

The Brazilian superstar appears to have fully recovered from a foot fracture

Neymar, Brazil arrive in Russia as clock ticks down to World Cup start

Jun 11, 2018 - 1:55 PM

A 3-0 demolition of Austria marks Neymar's first start for Brazil in more than 3 months

Mayweather heads Forbes money list, but no women in top 100

Jun 06, 2018 - 2:54 PM

No female athlete lands on the list for the first time as Serena Williams, who was the only woman featured last year, took a break from the sport due to the birth of her daughter

THE MONEY TEAM. Boxer Floyd Mayweather (left) reclaims the title of richest athlete in a list that also includes sports superstars (from left) LeBron James, Lionel Messi and Roger Federer. Photos by AFP

Tite hails 'extraordinary' Neymar's golden return

Jun 04, 2018 - 2:52 PM

Brazil manager Tite couldn't believe what the performance of striker Neymar in his first appearance for over 3 months

COMEBACK. Brazil's striker Neymar returns from a 3-month hiatus. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP


Brazil's Neymar to return from injury against Croatia

Jun 03, 2018 - 11:03 AM

The PSG striker races to be fit for his national team's World Cup opener against Switzerland on June 17

READY. Brazil's star striker Neymar shares a light moment with midfielder Philippe Coutinho during a training session ahead of their international friendly football match against Croatia. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Injured Neymar on track to be back for World Cup

Apr 28, 2018 - 10:46 AM

The Brazilian football star gears up for the World Cup, but puts a lid on his season with Paris Saint-Germain

ROAD TO RECOVERY. 'Neymar is recovering the best way possible,' the Brazil team doctor says of the 26-year-old forward. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

No release clause in Neymar's PSG contract – French league

Apr 21, 2018 - 1:34 AM

Rumors abound the Brazilian football superstar may leave in the next transfer window

MILLION-DOLLAR STAR. Reports say Neymar’s release clause may be worth more that $300 million. Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Neymar out until at least May 17, eyes 'dream' World Cup

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:51 PM

After sustaining a foot injury, the Paris Saint-Germain superstar hopes to get back in time to suit up for Brazil

INJURED. "I hope I won't watch the World Cup on TV," Brazilian superstar Neymar jokes. Photo by AFP PHOTO / Nelson ALMEIDA

Neymar 'about a month' away from comeback after operation

Apr 14, 2018 - 12:16 PM

'I need about a month, but it is healing well. Everything is happening normally,' says Neymar, who broke a metatarsal bone in his right foot late February

ROAD TO RECOVERY. Neymar says he is a month away from a full recovery from his foot injury. File photo by  Christophe Archambault/AFP


Salah sold on cheap to Liverpool before 'Neymar effect' – Roma chief

Mar 29, 2018 - 11:52 AM

Neymar revolutionizes the transfer market after Salah went to Liverpool

'NEYMAR EFFECT'. Roma sporting director Monchi says that the value of Salah should've been higher when he transferred to Liverpool.

Neymar takes kicking for bad-taste homage to Hawking

Mar 15, 2018 - 1:21 PM

Neymar, who has been in a wheelchair for a few weeks now due to a right foot injury, posts his picture along with an inspirational quote from Stephen Hawking

IN BAD TASTE. Neymar faces backlash for his supposed homage to the late Stephen Hawking. Photo from Neymar's official Facebook page

No shame in losing to Real Madrid, says embattled PSG coach

Mar 07, 2018 - 5:00 PM

'To be eliminated in the last 16 is a disappointment, but to lose against Real Madrid is not,' says Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery

GOAL. Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Real Madrid on March 6, 2018, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Photo by  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT

Neymar leaving hospital to begin rehab

Mar 04, 2018 - 11:56 AM

Will Neymar be able to catch PSG's remaining season or even be in shape at the start of Brazil's World Cup campaign in Russia?

FRACTURED. Brazilian superstar Neymar (R), is pictured next to his doctor Rodrigo Lasmar (L), upon his arrival in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, Brazil on March 2, 2018 ahead of an operation on his fractured foot. Photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP

Neymar arrives at hospital for foot operation

Mar 03, 2018 - 12:07 PM

The procedure takes place Saturday, March 3, led by Brazilian national team surgeon Rodrigo Lasmar.

NEYMAR ON WHEELCHAIR. A picture obtained from Twitter account of @Claire_Dorland shows Brazilian superstar Neymar as he arrives at Rio de Janeiro after flying from Paris on March 1, 2018 ahead of an operation on his fractured foot. Photo by Claire Dornald Clauzel / Twitter / AFP

Neymar goes under the knife, misses Real Madrid clash

Mar 01, 2018 - 1:47 PM

The 26-year-old suffered a hairline fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot as well as a twisted ankle late in PSG's 3-0 win over Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday

SURGERY. In this file photo taken on February 17, 2018 Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar Jr looks on during the French Ligue 1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Strasbourg at The Parc des Princes in Paris. Photo by  Christophe Archambault/AFP

Neymar suffers fractured metatarsal, serious doubt to face Real Madrid

Feb 27, 2018 - 1:50 PM

The Brazilian, who signed for PSG in a world-record move from Barcelona last year, is now a serious injury doubt for the Champions League last-16 second leg against Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes on March 6

OUT. Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar Jr celebrates in this file photo of their French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Marseille (OM) at the Parc des Princes in Paris on February 25, 2018. Photo by Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP

'Nothing is impossible,' says Neymar after PSG loses to Real

Feb 15, 2018 - 2:49 PM

On PSG's chances of beating Real in the return leg, Neymar says: 'I think it is difficult, but nothing is impossible.'

STIIL HOPEFUL. Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen first leg football match Real Madrid CF against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on February 14, 2018. Photo by Curto de la Torre/AFP

Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid take control against PSG

Feb 15, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Ronaldo sets record with 100th Champions League goal for Real

CONTROL. Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen first leg football match Real Madrid CF against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP.