Barcelona vs PSV

Barcelona vs PSV: The fifth matchday of the Champions League continues on Wednesday with four more groups in action, and over in Group B, first-place Barcelona takes on last-place PSV in the Netherlands. Barca has some room for error entering this contest but will look to end a wineless streak, while PSV knows it must win this game to have any chance of getting through to the knockout stage or finishing third and entering the Europa League.

Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:
Champions League: Barcelona vs. PSV

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 28
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Philips Stadion
TV channel: UniMas
Streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: Barcelona -215 / PSV +525 / Draw +450

Storylines

Barca: The club hasn’t won any of its last three games, drawing two and losing one. It has conceded six goals combined in those matches, which were a draw to Inter Milan in the Champions League, a loss against Real Betis in La Liga and a draw at Ateltico Madrid on Saturday. To make matters worse, Barca will be without the services of Luis Suarez, who is out at least two weeks with a knee injury, and Rafinha, who is out for the season with a torn ACL. In this game, if Barca draws and Inter Milan fails to beat Tottenham, they advance and clinch the group.

PSV: The Dutch club is undefeated in the Eredivisie, but it has struggled in the Champions League. PSV is 0-1-3, and while it would have liked to make the round of 16, the goal probably has shifted to trying to finish in third and enter the Europa League. As a result, PSV will need to win this one to have any chance of accomplishing that, but even a win here could see them out of the running if Tottenham beats Inter.
Barcelona vs. PSV prediction

Barca crushed PSV back in September during the first matchday, and Lionel Messi got a hat trick in that one. Expect a closer scoreline but for Barca to pick up another three points.

Barca, along with Real Madrid, Manchester United and Manchester City are safely through to the knockout stages, while Spurs and Liverpool have it all to play for.

Spurs, in particular, face a real fight if they are going to reach the last-16, but Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been in fine form and will be confident of beating anybody at Wembley.

Liverpool, meanwhile, will book their place in the last 16 with a victory away in Paris – which is one of our three key live matches this evening.

Stay tuned to Standard Sport for all the build-up to Tottenham vs Inter Milan, PSG vs Liverpool, PSV vs Barcelona, and all the latest news from the Champions League

PSG vs Liverpool

PSG vs Liverpool The biggest game of the Champions League’s fifth matchday is set for Paris on Wednesday. In Group C, second-place Liverpool takes on third-place Paris Saint-Germain in a game carrying huge implications. The winner puts one foot into the round of 16, the loser suddenly is in a world of trouble, and a draw will only favor Liverpool.

Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:
Champions League: PSG vs. Liverpool

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 28
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Parc des Princes
TV channel: Univision
Streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: PSG +110 / Liverpool +215 / Draw +280

Storylines

PSG: Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were both injured during international duty but returned to training on Monday, which is a huge boost to the team’s chances. Thomas Tuchel told reporters that both players will be in the starting lineup when the team sheets are released prior to the match.

Liverpool: The Reds have their own injury concerns. Sadio Mane will train with the club on Tuesday and is expected to travel to Paris, the Liverpool Echo reports. With the way PSG gets forward especially with the outside backs, having their speedy winger on the counter could be massive for the Reds. Like Neymar and Mbappe, we’ll have to wait for the team news to see if he plays.

Liverpool and PSG meet in Paris on Wednesday night with both teams aware that a defeat could mean curtains for their Champions League hopes.

The teams’ previous meeting at Anfield was one of the games of the group stages so far with Roberto Firmino sealing a thrilling 3-2 win for Liverpool late on, but neither side have been able to pull out in front with Napoli top of Group B as it stands.

PSG coach Thomas Tuchel is confident that star duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe will return from injury, and Jurgen Klopp’s defence will have to be at the top of their game with the group hanging in the balance.

Thanksgiving Football

Thanksgiving Football is a time for celebration. A time for family. A time for football. Standard Sport enlisted the help of former American football star and regular pundit on the BBC’s NFL show Jason Bell, to preview this year’s festive games…

In the US, football is synonymous with the celebration of Thanksgiving, a tradition to rival the sacred rituals of Boxing Day soccer in this country, or the Boxing Day Test in Australia.

“Thanksgiving is a huge week for football,” Bell explains. “Even if you’re not a football fan, you’re watching on Thanksgiving.

“In my rookie year, playing with the Dallas Cowboys, playing on Thanksgiving – you knew the world was watching, the nation was watching.”

And this nation will be too. Interest in the NFL on these shores has never been greater, and after another successful run of London games, it’s becoming increasingly easy for viewers in the UK to join the party stateside, not least through the NFL’s Game Pass, which gives subscribers access to every single game.

Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions 5:30pm GMT
The Bears are enjoying a terrific season, riding high at the top of the NFC North on a 7-3 record, led by the best-paid defensive player in football, Khalil Mack, and 2017 first round draft pick Mitch Trubisky at quarterback.

“The Bears are an amazing team,” Bell says. “They get so many turnovers, you just think week to week they can’t continue that success, but they do and they have.

“Trubisky has evolved and it’s because of his coach [Matt Nagy]. He’s got a ton of weapons around him, so that helps, but this team is really, really good.”

The Lions, meanwhile, are languishing at the bottom of the division but this day means more to them than most, having played on every Thanksgiving since 1934. The two teams met just two weeks ago in Chicago, with the Bears running out 34-22 winners, and Bell believes the proximity of that fixture could play a part at Ford Field.

“It would make me a little more confident if I’d played well,” he says. “If I played against a receiver and I felt like ‘man, I can cover this guy now’. It doesn’t work in your favour if you’re like ‘I never want to see that guy again’.”

Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys 9:30pm GMT
With the Philadelphia Eagles suffering from a huge Super Bowl hangover, and the expected New York Giants revival yet to materialise, the NFC East is wide open.

The Redskins looked set to be the chief beneficiaries, so when they lost starting quarterback Alex Smith to a broken leg last weekend, it came as something of a hammer blow.

“This is devastating for them because they really had something special going on,” says Bell of a team who will now rely on backup QB Colt McCoy and an efficient run game to reach the playoffs. “It would be a great opportunity missed because they were the front runners.”

The Cowboys were a team in crisis just two weeks ago at 3-5, but after two wins on the bounce can go top of the division with a home win here. So what’s changed?

“What’s turned around there is defence,” Bell says. “They don’t get all the attention because you think about Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott, but really what’s happened for them is the way they’re playing on defense. That linebacker [Leighton] Vander Esch, he is amazing.”

Atlanta Falcons @ New Orleans Saints 1:20am GMT (Friday)
“They are the best team in the league right now,” says Bell of the Saints, who are romping their way towards the playoffs on a nine game win streak, led by 39-year-old QB Drew Brees.

“The thing about Drew Brees is that he has evolved as a player,” Bell says. “Each year he tweaks his game. He’s got all the answers to the test. He’s seen everything.

“He’s playing at an MVP level but he also has MVP level weapons around him on that offense. It is crazy what they’re able to do.”

The Falcons look set to become the latest in a long line of teams to fail to reach a home Super Bowl, with the February showpiece scheduled for their Mercedes-Benz Stadium. However, Bell believes injuries, rather than the much-talked about Super Bowl curse, are to blame for their 4-6 start.

“When you have a home Super Bowl, everybody’s eyes are on the ultimate prize and no matter what happens, you didn’t have success if you didn’t make it,” Bell says.

“The Falcons would’ve had a shot if they hadn’t been decimated by injuries on defence. Their strength was in the middle of the defence: the linebackers and the safeties. You lose both your starting safeties and your starting linebacker – that really hurts you.”

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018

Everyone has their own Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018 traditions, whether you’re running in a turkey trot, cooking all day, or preparing to go to a restaurant, but nothing says “Thanksgiving” more than watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

This year, in addition to the larger-than-life balloons and classic floats, you can expect performances from Diana Ross, John Legend, the Muppets of “Sesame Street,” Ashley Tisdale and more. Find the full list of performers and floats here.

We have all the details you need in order to watch this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

WHAT TIME DOES THE MACY’S PARADE START?
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will start at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 22 and will run until noon.

WHAT CHANNEL IS THE MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON?
Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker will host NBC’s 66th annual broadcast of the parade, which starts at 9:00 a.m. NBC will also show an encore presentation at 2:00 p.m.

We’re all used to seeing Al take to the streets of New York on foot to give a unique glimpse into what’s going on at the parade site, but this year he will make his appearance on a motorcycle. His rig will offer 360-degree views of the spectators, balloons, floats and more.

Stay tuned to NBC after the parade for the National Dog Show.

CBS is also airing the parade with “Entertainment Tonight” anchors Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight. According to a CBS press release, they will feature “portions of the 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live from New York City.”

HOW TO LIVE STREAM THE MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE:
TV aside, you can view the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade online at nbc.com/live and on the NBC app.

Verizon’s YouTube channel will also be streaming 360-degree lives stream of the parade. This will be hosted by Keith Habersberger from Buzzfeed and Zuri Hall from E!

MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ROUTE:
Going to be in New York City on Thanksgiving Day? Here’s all you need to know about how to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade in person.

Starting at 6 a.m., you can begin camping out on the west side of Central Park West from West 75th Street to West 79th Street. Pro tip: Set up here to secure a good view of the parade.

The official parade kickoff is at 9 a.m. at West 77th Street and Central Park West. Unfortunately, there will be limited to no public viewing here — and as the parade journeys down from Central Park West to Columbus Circle, turning onto Central Park South, viewing access is still denied to the public.

The parade continues down West 59th Street until it reaches Sixth Avenue, where it will head south to West 38th Street. This stretch features some of the last quality viewing spots, as the parade comes to an end.

And for the grand finale — the parade makes its final turn on West 34th Street and Sixth Avenue, stopping in front of Macy’s Herald Square.

You can find the official 2 1/2 mile mile parade route here!

Thanksgiving Day Parade

Magical about watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018. Why else would it draw millions of watchers to the 2.5-mile-long parade route, and millions more to their TV sets at home? Maybe it’s the celebrities waving on floats, or the Broadway performances, or the balloons fashioned after cartoon characters, lovable and gargantuan and looming high above you.

Heading to the parade route this year? Lucky you. Morning temperatures in the Big Apple are expected to be well below freezing, with possible “cold winds gusting past 40 mph.”

For everyone else, there’s another option. Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in your own home, under your own blankets, with all the glory, and none of the freezing wind. Here’s how to stream it.

Parade Time
The 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs on Thanksgiving Day. Obviously. That’s Thursday, November 22. The parade kicks off at 9 am Eastern and runs until noon.

NBC’s coverage begins at 9 am in all time zones. You can watch on NBC’s website and on the NBC app (free, iOS and Android). NBC and Verizon have teamed up to air 360 degree video coverage of the parade on Verizon’s YouTube channel, too. No subscription needed.

CBS’s live coverage will start at 9 am Eastern, with delayed coverage at 1 pm Pacific. Watch on CBS’s website or on the CBS app (free, iOS and Android).

Both NBC and CBS’s coverage is available on their respective OTT apps for Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and the like. You can also watch both networks’ coverage from streaming services you might already use, like Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

Above all, the best way to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is to fire up the hot cocoa and enjoy watching this oddball American tradition in a blessed cocoon of peace and comforters, as you ring in the most wonderful time of the year. Because goodness knows how long you’ll have until the relatives crash in, lovable and larger-than-life and clamoring all around you.

Survivor Series 2018

WWE Survivor Series 2018 had a tumultuous week heading into Survivor Series 2018, but the show must go on and while the card has changed quite a bit the event will still go down this Sunday, Nov. 18 in Los Angeles.

Watch Survivor Series 2018 Live Now

There are eight confirmed matches at Survivor Series, with at least one match set for the pre-show kickoff. Survivor Series is considered one of the “Big 4” pay-per-views, so there is an early start time for all of the festivities.

While there is only one title match on the card (the Cruiserweight division), almost all of the champions from both brands will be in action. If you’re looking to watch Survivor Series, here is the start time and how you can watch the pay-per-view online.

WHAT TIME DOES SURVIVOR SERIES START?

Survivor Series 2018 has a kickoff show that begins at 5 p.m. EST with the main show beginning at 7 p.m. EST.

HOW TO WATCH SURVIVOR SERIES KICKOFF SHOW

The WWE continues to promote its Kickoff shows for pay-per-views on its YouTube channel. Fans will get more background on the upcoming matches and exclusive interviews with the superstars before the show starts.

Head over to the official WWE YouTube channel to see the two-hour Survivor Series Kickoff show, which should begin around 5 p.m. EST.

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HOW TO WATCH SURVIVOR SERIES ONLINE

Survivor Series, like all the other WWE pay-per-views, will be streamed live on the WWE Network with the replay posting right after. You can subscribe to the WWE Network for a monthly fee of $9.99. If you’ve never subscribed to the Network before, WWE offers a free trial for one month by signing up with a credit card. Fans can cancel their subscription at any time.

Download the WWE Network on iOS and Android devices to watch it online and on-the-go. The WWE Network is also available on PS4 and Xbox One, simply by searching “WWE Network” on the PlayStation and Microsoft stores, as well as on streaming devices like Roku and the Amazon Fire Stick.

WWE Survivor Series 2018

WWE Survivor Series 2018: the last of the “Big Five” pay-per-views before we gear up for the next year’s WrestleMania season, has been a staple of the company since 1987. Sunday night inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the annual November event will take center stage once again. Survivor Series will once again carry with it a Raw vs. SmackDown Live theme, and while some unfortunate, unforeseen circumstances forced last-minute changes, the card still looks as if it can sneakily produce a solid outing for one of the biggest shows of the year.

Watch WWE Survivor Series 2018 Live Now

Survivor Series will begin at 7 p.m. ET with the show expected to last anywhere from 3.5-4 hours, not counting the kickoff show, which starts two hours prior to the main card at 5 p.m. CBS Sports will be with you the entire way on Sunday with live results, highlights and analysis.

For now, let’s take a look at how our experts believe Survivor Series will play out.

2018 WWE Survivor Series predictions

Tag Team Survivor Series Elimination Match — Bobby Roode & Chad Gable, The Ascension, Lucha House Party, B-Team & The Revival (Raw) vs. The Usos, New Day, Good Brothers, SAnitY & The Colons (SmackDown)

Jack Jorgensen, Adam Silverstein: It may seem to some as if the lopsided nature of the pairings here could be a smokescreen for a Raw win — but I don’t think that’s the case at all. With this serving as the kickoff show match before the main festivities take place, this one goes chalk as The Usos will earn yet another accolade that they can brag about going forward for the SmackDown brand. Pick: SmackDown wins

Brian Campbell: It can be very difficult to predict a winner in this kind of match where, ultimately, nothing is at stake. One thing that stands out is how lopsided the teams are in favor of SmackDown in terms of strength. Usually, that tends to mean the upset victory is coming. The red brand team who might best use the push of being sole survivor is Bobby Roode & Chad Gable. Pick: Raw wins

Tag Team Champions — AOP (Raw) vs. The Bar (SmackDown)

BC, AS, JJ: Unlike the other dream matches on the card between active champions of both brands, this one has no storyline behind it or reasons it might be memorable. It’s for that reason that the match would be best booked as short and dominant in favor of AOP, who can better use the push on this type of showcase. Pick: AOP wins

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Cruiserweight Championship — Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Mustafa Ali

JJ, BC, AS: It’s way too early to pull the cruiserweight title off of the uber-talented Murphy, but I don’t think a victory for the Australian champ will be the story everyone talks about coming out of this one. Not only do I believe that Ali will be unsuccessful in yet another quest for the purple strap, but I think the loss will come via a backstabbing at the hands of good friend and former champ Cedric Alexander. In a world of character turns in WWE lately, let’s add another one to the list! Pick: Buddy Murphy retains the title

Men’s Survivor Series Elimination Match — Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Finn Balor & Bobby Lashley (Raw) vs. The Miz, Shane McMahon, Samoa Joe, Rey Mysterio & Jeff Hardy (SmackDown)

AS: There’s so much at stake for Strowman in this match that it would be an absolute shocker for the Raw team to lose, not to mention the fact that it is clearly better than its SmackDown counterpart top-to-bottom. If WWE was not going to pay off Stephanie McMahon’s promise to Strowman, there would have been no reason to make it in the first place. The question is who will be left standing by the time this whole thing is over. I think Raw actually dominates the match with Strowman and McIntyre winding up as the survivors. There’s nothing to gain from SmackDown winning, and a loss would help with a potential Shane McMahon heel turn, which would be fantastic. Also, expect Randy Orton to find his way into this one. Pick: Raw wins

BC, JJ: McMahon’s surprising — and bizarre — victory in the World Cup tournament in Saudi Arabia as a last-minute replacement was designed to fuel the storyline of his sibling rivalry with sister Stephanie ahead of Survivor Series. It’s because of Shane’s over-enthusiasm that this annual Raw-SmackDown rivalry has a bit of juice this year. Look for the blue brand to get the victory so that disharmony on the Raw side between Stephanie and acting general manager Baron Corbin will continue. While there’s certainly an argument to be made that Strowman or McIntyre are better served as the last man/men standing, Shane will find a way to lie, cheat or steal his way to victory. Pick: SmackDown wins

Women’s Survivor Series Elimination Match — Natalya, Mickie James, Nia Jax, Tamina Snuka & Ruby Riott (Raw) vs. Carmella, Naomi, Asuka, Sonya Deville & TBD (SmackDown)

JJ, BC: This one really can be a close call to determine, but in the end, you’re probably going to be left with a vision of Jax and Snuka standing tall as the sole survivors of the match. Jax has a Raw women’s title shot in her very near future with Rousey, and I suspect WWE will really want to continue to push the narrative of Jax and Snuka being a combined force to be reckoned with. Polishing off the SmackDown women’s team in this traditional 5-on-5 match helps the cause in that regard. Pick: Raw wins

AS: If the Raw men are going to win (spoiler for my later prediction), then the women should take their elimination match. That’s not to mention the fact that Ronda Rousey will likely beat Charlotte Flair in the women’s singles bout on this show. The SmackDown team is simply better — and not comprised of mostly heels — and when you look at who can get a boost from being the sole survivor, there’s only two total names that stand out: Asuka or Jax. With Jax already having her title shot, look for Asuka to stand tall here. By the way, where the hell are Sasha Banks and Bayley? Pick: SmackDown wins

Midcard Champions — Seth Rollins (Raw, IC) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (SmackDown, U.S.)

JJ, BC, AS: Despite not being scheduled for the Survivor Series event whatsoever, Dean Ambrose has been at the forefront of this “dream match” to some. Simply a few years ago, fans were salivating at the thought of seeing Nakamura and Rollins square off in a WWE ring. Yet here we are finally, and it’s all about Ambrose as Rollins more or less refuses to acknowledge he even has this bout coming up. And make no mistake about it, it will be all about Ambrose once again when he interferes and subsequently costs an already-distracted Rollins the match against the United States champion. Pick: Shinsuke Nakamura wins

Ronda Rousey (Raw Women’s Champion) vs. Charlotte Flair (SmackDown)

BC, AS, JJ: While the sting of Becky Lynch pulling out with a broken face and serious concussion certainly takes the edge off of this match, the insertion of Flair (originally expected to have been Rousey’s WrestleMania opponent) does give hope to the idea that WWE knows what is has with Lynch. Could we be on pace to see Rousey-Lynch in April when it all matters? Let’s hope so. For now, Rousey-Flair makes for an interesting diversion, even though it isn’t likely we see a clean finish. This might be the perfect time to plant seeds for an eventual double-turn between Rousey and Lynch by having Rousey’s Four Horsewomen sidekicks from NXT stop by to help her out. Pick: Ronda Rousey wins

Heavyweight Champions — Brock Lesnar (Raw, Universal) vs. Daniel Bryan (SmackDown, WWE)

AS, BC, JJ: Moving from AJ Styles to Bryan in this match was short-sighted, in my opinion, particularly because Styles getting retribution for Lesnar’s win last year could have set up a tremendous blow off at WrestleMania. With Bryan standing as the new champion, it hurts to know that he is basically going to lose his first match with the title. But still, there’s no other way for this to end. A face Bryan beating a heel Lesnar at WrestleMania — that I would buy. A heel Bryan beating a heel Lesnar at Survivor Series does not make a bit of sense. Pick: Brock Lesnar wins