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Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The NBA draft discussion includes a variety of topics, from the No. 1 overall contenders and top returning prospects to the NCAA's scandal and how it affects scouting.This year's conversation already features a number of engaging player and situational debates.And the 2018 field appears loaded at the top with high-profile names and others expected to blow up.Take this as a general guide for what to follow during what should be another exciting season of scouting.Begin Slideshow 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Algeria and Nigeria at the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui in Constantine. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The Florida Gators reportedly added a future playmaker on the wing Friday when Keyontae Johnson joined their 2018 recruiting class.Kevin Brockway of GatorSports.com reported the news.Johnson is 6'5", 190 pounds and a 4-star prospect, per 247Sports' composite rankings, and the No. 103overall player and No. 26 small forward in his class. He attracted attention from programs across the country, as Texas Tech, Providence, Minnesota, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Georgia Tech, among o 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The Duke Blue Devilsadded a major piece to their 2018 recruiting class Friday in the form of small forward RJ Barrett.According to ESPN Stats & Info, Barrett's commitment represents the continution of a recruiting hot streak for the Blue Devils:Barrett, who checks in at 6'6" and 180 pounds, is a 5-star prospect, per 247Sportscompositerankings, and the No. 1 overall player, No. 1 small forward and No. 1 player from the state of Florida in the 2018 class.This decision comes afte 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Super Eagles defender, Shehu Abdullahi, has said the match against Argentina will be more than a friendly affair. The Eagles are scheduled to play against Argentina in an international friendly match in Russia on November 14, in preparation for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Anorthosis Famagusta of Cyprus defender said he was looking forward to the game as it would afford the team the opportunity to show the world that they are now a force to reckon with. 'I am not sure it is going to 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
A reinvention of a classic model with a brand-new panel design and the latest technology: in an exciting 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Under the present board of the Karate Federation of Nigeria, KFN headed by His Excellency, Silas Agara, 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has said he could leave the club when his contract ends in 2019 to play for his boyhood team Independiente in Argentina. The Argentina international arrived at City in 2011 from La Liga side Atletico Madrid, having started his professional career with the Buenos Aires-based club at the age of [] 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Fans of the Algerian national team gave the Super Eagles of Nigeria a warm reception upon their arrival in Constantine ahead of tomorrow's game against Algeria. The game is of no significant as Nigeria have already qualified for the World Cup from the group that has Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia, thanks to their unbeaten run [] 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Algeria will square off with Nigeria in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification (CAF) Group B match today. The encounter will take place at the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui in the Algerian city of Constantine. The Desert Foxes have already failed to qualify for the finals after recording one draw and four defeats in Group B. [] 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
As the Super Eagles prepare to go up against the Fennecs of Algeria, coach Gernot Rohr and captain Mikel Obi have said the goal is to finish the 2018 FIFAThe post Algeria vs Nigeria: Mikel, Rohr talk tough, aim to end WC qualifiers unbeaten appeared first on TheCable. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The coordinator of the annual Gold Cup pre-season tournament, Tunde Shamsudeen, has said all is set for a successful tournament with a few days to kick off. The competition which is the fifth edition is scheduled to take place at the Kwara State Stadium, Ilorin, from November 15 to 24. Speaking with our correspondent, Shamsudeen said they are looking forward to another exciting event in the next 10 days. 'All the teams have confirmed their arrival with Kano Pillars already in town,' he 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
UFC announced Friday that Anderson Silva has been removed from his scheduled fight against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night on Nov. 25 in Shanghai, China, due to a potentialanti-doping policy violation.UFC said in a statement that it was notified by theU.S. Anti-Doping Agency that Silva may have violated the policy based on anout-of-competition sample collected on Oct. 26, resulting in his being provisionally suspended by USADA.In 2015, Silvafailed a pair of drug testsrelated to UFC 183, resul 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The Arizona Wildcats announced Friday that they have suspended assistant basketball coachMark Phelps five days without pay for an unspecified violation of NCAA rules.According to ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman, the suspension is unrelated to the FBI probe into corruption and bribery in college basketball that resulted in the federal indictment of former Wildcats assistant Emanuel "Book" Richardson.TheTucson Star's Zack Rosenblatt added senior forwardKeanu Pinder has been suspended f 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Senegal will make a return to the world stage for the first time in 16 years after a 2-0 win over South Africa at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane sealed their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Mark Mentors, Civil Defence, Kano Pillars, Rivers Hoopers and Gombe Bulls will represent Nigeria at the 2017 FIBA Africa zone 3 club championship elimination series starting on November 11. This decision was made by the executive board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation on Tuesday following series of extensive deliberations with FIBA Africa and relevant basketball [] 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Baxter: We lacked that one class act 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Nigeria foremost Bookmaker, Bet9ja has officially joined the Lagos Women Run as an official sponsor of 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Coach Abdullahi Usman Biffo has promised to surpass Katsina United past performances in the Nigerian top-flight. The former Abia Warriors and Niger Tornadoes manager was unveiled to the public in Katsina by the management as the technical adviser of the Changi Boys for the next two seasons. Biffo said the Katsina landlords have in abundance [] 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Coach Abdullahi Usman Biffo has promised to surpass Katsina United past performances in the Nigerian top-flight. The former Abia Warriors and Niger Tornadoes manager was unveiled to the public in Katsina on Wednesday by the management as the technical adviser of the Changi Boys for the next two seasons. Biffo said the Katsina landlords have ...The post Biffo sets target for Katsina Utd appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Newly appointed manager of Katsina United, Abdullahi Biffo, has set a target of top three finish when the new season kicks off. The former Abia Warriors coach replaced ex-international, Baldwin Bazuaye, as the coach of the Nigeria Professional Football League side and was unveiled on Wednesday. Speaking with Saturday Telegraph, Biffo said his plan was to build on what the team achieved last season after finishing 16th on the log, a position above relegation. 'Definitely it was a struggle to 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Some new coaches taking up positions in the Nigeria Professional Football League will be facing an uphill task as they attempt to achieve set targets from their employers. Paul Aigbogun would be starting his second stint as Enyimba coach after leading them to the group stage of the CAF Champions League in his first tenure but failed to secure a place on the continent for them the following season and his contract was not renewed. The Peoples Elephant qualified for the CAF Confederation Cup with 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The AC Milan defender was shocked that Friday's referee failed to produce a red card for an elbow that left him smarting in the first minute 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The AC Milan defender was shocked that Friday's referee failed to produce a red card for an elbow that left him smarting in the first minute 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Two Super Eagles stars made it into the best XI for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers released on Thursday by the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF). Some players shined brighter than others and their performance has been described as spectacular in the race to qualify for the Russia 2018 World Cup Nigeria qualified for a []The post CAF 2018 WCQ Best XI: Two Super Eagles Stars Make List appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Celtic credit collective effort 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Arizona Cardinals left tackle D.J. Humphries has been diagnosed with a dislocated kneecap and will be sidelined for the next three months, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.The news comes after head coach Bruce Arians told reporters Humphries "probably" tore his ACL during Thursday's 22-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium, according to AZCentral's Kent Somers."It's just a shame," Arians said, perKyle Odegardof the team&#0 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have arrived in Constantine, Algeria, ahead of Friday's 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Desert Foxes of Algeria. The dead-rubber clash is scheduled to hold at the Mohamed-Hamlaoui Stadium from 8.30p.m. local time and both Nigeria and Algeria are eager to have a good result in the game even though [] 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
An injury-hit England held World Cup champions Germany to a goalless draw in an entertaining friendly at Wembley. The Three Lions had five debutants in starters and substitutes but matched Germany for large periods, with Jamie Vardy, Tammy Abraham, Kieran Trippier and Jesse Lingardall having good sights of goal. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was in inspired form to keep out Timo Werner twice, while Leroy Sane struck the crossbar with Germany's best effort. A slack back pass from Harry... 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The South of England Amateur Championship has changed its name and will now be known as the Walton Heath Trophy. The annual event is aiming to attract an elite international field following their new, simplified title. Next year's championship will take place over both of Walton Heath's Old and New Courses from July 24-26.The champion []The post England Amateur Championship Changes Name appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The on-loan Norwich City goalkeeper, son of former Scotland international Bryan, has been called up from the Under-21s to replace Jack Butland 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The on-loan Norwich City goalkeeper, son of former Scotland international Bryan, has been called up from the Under-21s to replace Jack Butland 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
England pace bowler Jake Ball sustains ankle ligament damage and is a doubt for the final warm-up match before the Ashes. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Sam Elliott rates England's players following tonight's draw with world champions Germany 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Newly acquired point guard Eric Bledsoe will start in place of Malcolm Brogdon for the Milwaukee Bucks when they face the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night, according to Matt Velazquez of theMilwaukee Journal Sentinel.Friday's contest will mark Bledsoe's Bucks debut after they acquired him in a trade with the Phoenix Suns for Greg Monroe and a first-round draft pick.Head coach Jason Kidd announced that Bledsoe would start, and mentioned the need to get him acclimated to his new surroun 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The Season 2 of the Five-A-Side Hockey Championship which flicked off at the Union Bank Hockey Pitch in Lagos four months ago will finally come to an end on November 18. Unlike what happened in Season 1, when the league had a runaway leader in Indomitables Hockey team, the Season 2 poses a different kind of climax that still doesn't have a clear cut winner and this will most probably linger till the very end of Season 2 due to the numerous twists and turns experienced in the Season....The 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
By Joe Apu Nigeria champions Kano Pillars will lead the arrival of teams to Lagos for the 2017 FIBA Africa 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Fighting Obesity with Lets Play Initiative 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The ex-manager will be on the coverage of the U.S.-Portugal match in his first studio appearance since the nation's 2018 World Cup elimination 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
90 + 3 FULL TIME: Algeria 1-1 Nigeria 90 The fourth official has indicated that there will be three minutes of added time. 88 Penalty Goal Yacine Brahimi. The FC Porto man sends goalkeeper Ezenwa the wrong way. And scores is even now. 88 Yellow card Baghdad Bounedjah 84 Henry Onyekuru almost made it two []The post FULL TIME: Algeria 1-1 Nigeria appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Britain's reigning World and European champion Katie Archibald takes silver in the omnium at the Track Cycling World Cup in Manchester. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The Miami Marlins have reportedly already engaged in "preliminary communication" with multiple teams regarding a potential Giancarlo Stanton trade.Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported the news Friday, noting the talks have occurred with the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies. Morosi noted the conversations are "expected to intensify at" the general manager meetings in the coming week.While Morosi also pointed to the Red Sox, he e 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The Professional Golfers' Association of Nigeria has appointed Kwara State Governor, Ahmed Abdufattah, a Life Vice President of the body. Director of the body, Samson Lawal, made the disclosure at the on-going 5th Kwara State Open, in Ilorin where he said the governor was being honoured because of his unwavering support for the game and investment in golf development in the state. 'His passion for the game has been highly commendable and he has contributed immensely to the game across 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The Professional Golfers' Association of Nigeria (PGAN) has appointed Kwara State Governor, Abdufattah Ahmed, a Life Vice President of the body. Samson Lawal, PGAN Director made the disclosure at the on-going fifth Kwara State Open in Ilorin adding that the governor was being honoured because of his unwavering support for the game and investment in []The post Gov Ahmed Is PGA Life Vice President appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud score for France as Wales are beaten in a Paris friendly, but the match offered hope for the visitors. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Lewis Hamilton has barely had time to bask in the glow of winning his fourth Formula One world title following the recent scrutiny over his tax affairs. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
The 22-year-old put his name firmly among the top stars of the Mexico national team, backing up his hot start to the season with two goals Friday 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Tomi Juric missed Australia's two best chances as the Socceroos drew 0-0 against Honduras in their World Cup play-off first leg. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Tomi Juric missed Australia's two best chances as the Socceroos drew 0-0 against Honduras in their World Cup play-off first leg. 
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