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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [13 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Mon, 13 Nov 2017
The 2017 San Francisco 49ers are in the win column.Rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard led the 49ers to their first win of the season Sunday with a 31-21 victory over the hapless New York Giants at Levi's Stadium. Beathard went 19-of-25 for 288 yards, two touchdowns and an interception and added a rushing score against a Giants defense that was a mere 29th in the league in points allowed per game entering Sunday's contest.While the 49ers were the team without a win, the struggles were mor 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
BBC Sport profiles Gabon and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a nominee for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 award. 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Patrice Evra has already been contacted by several clubs in the wake of his sacking by Marseille, according to his agent, Federico Pastorello. Left-back Evra was sacked for kicking out at a supporter before Marseilles 1-0 Europa League loss to Vitoria Guimaraes this month, the former Manchester United and Juventus defender receiving a red card [] 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Idris Adesina The Nigeria Football Federation has named Akwa United coach Abdu Maikaba as coach of the Golden Eaglets. Maikaba replaces Manu Garba, who helped Nigeria win the UAE 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup. The NFF said on its official website on Sunday the coach, who led Akwa to the Aiteo Cup title last month, [] 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
New Zealand hooker Dane Coles could be out for up to six months after rupturing his ACL in Saturday's win against France. 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns left Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers in a walking boot after apparently suffering a foot injury, per the Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran.Hurns said he was hit in the knee and is unable to put weight on it, per ESPN's Michael DiRocco. He added he'd undergo more tests on Monday.Hurns, who turned 26 Sunday, had 70 yards on seven receptions in the game.Now in his fourth NFL season, Hurns has recorded 36 reception 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
The biggest NFL story of the day Sundayand maybe of the past few yearsstarted with a question: Did Dallas owner Jerry Jones leak the inflammatory story from ESPN about Roger Goodell's contractual demands'We'll likely never know, but the question is similar to: Is there gravity'I can't prove there's gravity, but I know it's there. I don't float off into space unless I'm on the purple drank.What's certain is that some owners believe Jones leaked th 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Roger Federer beat Jack Sock in straight sets in the opening singles match of the 2017 ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London on Sunday.The Swiss took the first set 6-4 but was forced into a tiebreak in the second before prevailing against the American, who is making his first appearance at the tournament.Later on Sunday, Alexander Zverev recovered from being a break down in the third set to beat Marin Cilic in a hard-fought encounter.Here are the scores and results from Sunday's m 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
SV Mainz of Germany defender, Leon Balogun, has dedicated his day of honour and pride as Super Eagles' captain for the first time to the ailing goalkeeper of the team Carl Ikeme. With Ikeme still battling to recover fully from leukemia which kept him out of the Eagles last four matches in the World Cup qualifiers, Balogun said the shot-stopper must not be forgotten in the aftermath of Nigeria's unbeaten run to the Mundial. 'Proud to have captained my country today and remain unbea 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Barcelona reportedly opted against signing Pierre-Emrick Aubameyang this summer despite being approached by representatives of the Borussia Dortmund striker about a possible transfer.Aubameyang was open to moving to the Camp Nou to replace Neymar, but Barca had other targets in mind, according to Tomas Andreu of Sport: "The Catalan club felt they needed [Philippe] Coutinho and [Ousmane] Dembele more, though."As Andreu noted, Aubameyang's representatives alerted clubs to the attack 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Barcelona are reportedly set to offer Samuel Umtiti a new contract in response to interest from English teams, while the club are also said to be keen on Valencia winger Ferran Torres.The club plan to extend Umtiti's deal by one or two years, hand him a pay rise and increase his release clause to 180 million, according to Sport.The France defender had attracted interest from Manchester United, who are keen to partner him with Eric Bailly in heart of their defence, per Alex Richards at the M 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
The 29-year-old was arrested as part of the investigation in the scandal involving his team-mate and believes it has led to his two-year absence 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Turkish giants Besiktas are purportedly lining up former Chelsea and Newcastle striker Dem'ba Ba, after claims Tottenham have begun talks with incumbent marksman Cenk Tosun. According to 'HITC,the North London club have already engaged in talks about the possibility of signing the 26-year-old Turkish striker, despite their relative depth in the position after signing Fernando Llorente in the summer transfer window. Besiktas are hoping to gain around 18m from the proposed deal, after To 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Sebastian Vettel has cruised to a comfortable win at the Brazilian Grand Prix to strengthen his grip on second place in the Formula One drivers' championship. 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley reportedly suffered a hamstring injury during Sunday's victory over the Chicago Bears.Pete Dougherty of theGreen Bay Press-Gazette noted the Packers announced as much after the game.The Packers cannot afford another setback at quarterback considering Aaron Rodgers already suffered a broken collarbone earlier in the season. That left the offense in Hundley's hands, and the UCLA product threw for 212 yards and a touchdown Sunday after throwing 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
More than 20 police officers were injured in Brussels when celebrations over Moroccos qualification for footballs World Cup turned violent. 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
During the San Francisco 49ers' 31-21 win over the New York Giants in Week 10, quarterback C.J. Beathard injured his right thumb.Per Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group, Beathard is expected to have an X-ray on his thumb soon.Inman also noted that San Francisco's offensive players were told Jimmy Garoppolo would be coming in after Beathard injured his thumb, but the rookie quarterback was able to fight through the pain to remain in.There was no indication during the game that Beathard 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
The Minnesota Vikings remain one of the hottest teams in the NFL. They earned their fifth straight win with a38-30victory over the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field Sunday.Case Keenum led Minnesota's offensive attack with 304 yards and four touchdown passes. Despite the loss of starting quarterback Sam Bradford and running back Dalvin Cook, the Vikings have taken control of their destiny in the NFC North. They are 7-2 with a two-game cushion over the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions in 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Alvaro Morata has admitted he would return to Real Madrid despite being sold by the club less than four months ago.

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
The West Ham forward is among five players who were on El Tri's roster but will not participate in Monday's friendly 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Congo, Uganda Crash out of Russia 2018 Qualification Campaign 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
The attacking midfielder had missed his club side's previous three games, but is back in contention to start against the Three Lions 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
The Liverpool midfielder has declared himself 100% fit for the Brasil Global Tour showdown at Wembley on Tuesday 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
The Liverpool midfielder has declared himself 100% fit for the Brasil Global Tour showdown at Wembley on Tuesday 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Real Madrid superstar took to social media to announce his family has welcomed its newest addition 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Real Madrid superstar took to social media to announce his family has welcomed its newest addition 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo announced on Sunday that he had become a father for the fourth time after girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez gave birth to a baby girl, Alana Martina. Alana Martina has just been born! Both Geo and Alana are doing great. We are all very happy, the beaming 32-year-old footballer wrote on Twitter, [] 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo has announced the arrival of his daughter after girlfriendGeorgina Rodriguez gave birth on Sunday.The Real Madrid icon posted a picture of his child, namedAlana Martina, on Instagram:The Portugal icon now has four childrenand is often pictured with his first-born son,Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., aged seven.PerJamie GordonofThe Sun, the former Manchester United winger announced he had fathered twins from a surrogate mother last summer.Ronaldo was on international duty when the twins w 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
The Real Madrid and Portugal icon has announced the birth of his fourth child, as Goal looks at his burgeoning family and their Instagram moments 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
The Real Madrid and Portugal icon has announced the birth of his fourth child, as Goal looks at his burgeoning family and their Instagram moments 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Croatia qualified for the 2018 World Cup on Sunday by holding Greece to a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their play-off in Piraeus for a 4-1 win on aggregate. Zlatko Dalics men will be playing in their fifth World Cup in Russia next year, having only once failed to qualify in 2010. A [] 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Croatia qualify for their fifth World Cup after following up their 4-1 play-off first-leg win over Greece with a goalless draw in Athens. 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Danny Drinkwater "definitely wants to play" for England despite declining a call-up for friendlies against Germany and Brazil, says Jamie Vardy. 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema admitted Sunday that he had no hope of playing at the World Cup next year as long as Didier Deschamps remains as France coach. Of course I believe it (playing for France again), I still believe in it, the 29-year-old Benzema told Canal+. But its been over two and a [] 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Atlanta Falcons star running back Devonta Freeman was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys due to a concussion, per Kelsey Conway of the team's official site.Freeman was injured on just the second offensive play of the game for Atlanta. He finished with three yards on two carries.Freeman, 25, has established himself as one of the game's premier running backs coming into the 2017 season, with 3,175 yards from scrimmage and 27 touchdowns between the 2015 and 2016 ca 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters remains adamant he did not intend to injure Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert."I've never been a dirty player in my life," Waiters said Sunday, per Shandel Richardson of the Sun-Sentinel. "I went for the ball. Tell him to get out of his feelings and that's what it is, just like that."The two collided while going after a loose ball Friday. Gobert will now reportedly miss the next four to six weeks with a bone bruise in his knee, per Shams Cha 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Major League Baseball continues to spread its influence internationally by adding a series in Mexico next season.According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Padres will host the Los Angeles Dodgers for three games between May 4-6 in Monterrey, Mexico.Players would reportedly receive a $15,000 bonus for participating in the series.There haven't been any MLB regular-season games played outside the United States or Canada since the Dodgers opened their 2014 season against 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says next year's World Cup in Russia will be a bigger challenge for the Super Eagles. Nigeria finished top of World Cup qualifying Group B with 14 points from six matches, six points clear of nearest rivals Zambia. 'Now we cannot rest on our laurels because there is a bigger challenge [] 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Juventus striker Paulo Dybala is expected to lead Argentina's attack when they battle Nigeria in Tuesdays international friendly in Krasnodar. La Albiceleste skipper Lionel Messi has returned to Catalonia to link up with Barcelona ahead of their La Liga clash against Leganes. According to Ole Argentina, the players that started Saturdays friendly against Russia took part in a recovery session, while the rest of the players in the squad trained more rigorously. Manager Jorge Sampaoli gave a 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Festus Abu Russia-born full-back Bryan Idowu has expressed his delight at his invitation to the Super Eagles. The Amkar Perm defender on Saturday night hit the Super Eagles camp in Krasnodar, Russia, ahead of their friendly against Argentina on Tuesday at the Krasnodar Stadium. The 25-year-old, who is expected to compete with error-prone Turkey-based Elderson [] 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
By Johnny Edward: In a bid to end the 13 year wait of a Nigerian player winning the BBC African Footballer of the Year award, national teammates of Victor Moses John Ogu, Emmanuel Emenike, and Leon Balogun have all rallied support for the Chelsea star who has been nominated for the award for [] 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Shanshan Feng has become the first male or female Chinese golfer to top the world rankings after her victory at the Blue Bay event in her homeland. Feng beat Moriya Jutanugarn by one shot to claim back-to-back wins after her success in defending her Japan Classic title last week. The 28-year-old is now projected to []The post Feng Is First Chinese World Number One appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Head Coach of the U-17 women national team, Flamingoes, Bala Nikyu will open camp early this week, as 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Seven weeks after being crowned the overall winner of show jumping's elite Longines Global Champions Tour, Harrie Smolders struck gold again. 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Gabonese referee Eric Otogo- Castane has explained why he awarded a controversial penalty to Algeria during the last World Cup qualifier against Nigeria in Constantine. Algeria forced Nigeria to a 1-1 draw thanks to a late penalty awarded to the Fennecs when Shehu Abdullahi was adjudged to have fouled Algerian winger Yacine Brahaimi in the box. However replays suggest the defender didn't do much to warrant a penalty to be awarded against him, but referee Otogo-Castane explained to some Nige 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has withdrawn from the France squad for tomorrows friendly against Germany in Cologne. 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Branden Grace on Sunday at the Gary Player Country Club, Sun City became the first South African to win the $7.5 million purse Nedbank Golf Challenge in a decade. With a final round of 66, Grace won 'Africa's Major' by a single stroke on 11 under par and ended a win drought of South []The post Grace Ends S'Africa Wait At $7.5m Nedbank Golf Challenge appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor, Gary Anderson and Raymond van Barneveld all won in the 2017 Grand Slam of Darts at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Sunday.Defending champion MVGsurvived a 4-2 deficit to win a thriller against Rob Cross in the evening session, before Barney closed out the day's play by overcoming Gerwyn Price after being 3-0 down on a day of comebacks.Like Van Gerwen, who qualified for the last 16, Taylor came back from 4-2 down, surviving four match darts, before beating Ro 

Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Croatia kept Greece at arm's length to secure a 0-0 draw in Piraeus and book their World Cup slot after winning the first leg 4-1. 
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