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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [14 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Tue, 14 Nov 2017
The Nigeria Referees Association has said it has promoted 862 referees, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Secretary-General of the NRA Moroof Oluwa said the association would continue to evaluate the performances of referees periodically. Eight hundred and sixty-two referees and assessors passed out of the 1,350 candidates that were examined in the second week [] 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
A banner debut season for New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge resulted in him being named the 2017 American League Rookie of the Year.MLB announced Judge's win Monday.Judge beat out Andrew Benintendi of the Boston Red Sox and Trey Mancini of the Baltimore Orioles to become the first Yankees player to win the award since Derek Jeter in 1996.According to the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Judge was a unanimous winner, collecting all 30 first-place votes. Benintendi was 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
he Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN) on Monday said plans had been perfected to ensure the certification of the velodrome at the Abuja National Stadium by the Union Cycling Federation (UCF).The post Abuja velodrome to get UCF certification soon, Cycling Federation President assures appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Festus Abu Striking sensations Sergio Aguero and Paulo Dybala have got the nod from Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli to lead his attack against Nigeria in their friendly affair in Krasnodar, Russia, on Tuesday. Both teams have met seven times with the South American powerhouse running out winners five times. The Super Eagles beat an under-strength [] 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Paulo Dybala, Dario Benedetto and a whole set of new players are set to start for Argentina against Nigeria in tonight's international friendly in Russia.The post Argentina unleash Dybala, Dario on Eagles appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Argentina Unleashes Aguero, Dybala, Pavon on Nigeria 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
The Super Eagles will look to cap off a strong year by taking on the 2014 World Cup finalists, who will be without Lionel Messi 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
The Super Eagles will look to cap off a strong year by taking on the 2014 World Cup finalists, who will be without Lionel Messi 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
The Super Eagles face Jorge Sampaoli's star-studded side in Krasnodar, but how will they fare against La Albiceleste 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Six-time champion Roger Federer opened with a straight-set win over Jack Sock at the ATP Finals in London. The 36-year-old Swiss, making his 15th appearance at the season-ending event for the top eight players in the world, won 6-4 7-6 (7-4) at the O2 Arena. American Sock was making his tournament debut, having qualified by [] 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
David Goffin banked a shock victory over Rafael Nadal to begin his quest at the 2017 ATP World Tour Finals in surprising fashion, winning 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-4 to move second in the Pete Sampras Group.Nadal fought back from a set down while still on the comeback from injury to see out three sets, but his stamina eventually wilted as Goffin ran out a deserved victor in his debut appearance at this tournament.Grigor Dimitrov also won his first match of the competition and edged fourth seed Dominic T 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
With the latest fibrillar rupture on Friday, Gareth Bale has now suffered 24 injuries since he signed for Real Madrid in June 2013. All in all, its been a recurring nightmare for the Welshman. It should be noted that most of the injuries have been muscular and caused without prior contact. However, the worst was [] 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Barcelona have reportedly taken a significant step toward acquiring the signature of Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann after it emerged they've reached a "principle of agreement" with their target.French newspaperLe10Sport (h/t Calciomercato.com) reported Griezmann has given the green light to a move to the Camp Nou and could be well on the path to joining the Blaugrana next summer.The same article explained how Griezmann pulled the plug on a switch to Manchester United la 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Barcelona centre-backThomas Vermaelen has admitted he made a mistake staying at the Camp Nou in the summer, and he could reportedly earn a January transfer away from the Catalans in order to find more game time.PerHet Laatste Nieuws (viaSport), BelgianVermaelen said he hoped remaining at Barca would be a good move, but he has concluded it was not after being handed just one Copa del Rey appearance so far in 2017-18: "In the summer I thought it would be positive to stay at Barcelona, but aft 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
The defender was unable to pin-point what went wrong as the Azzurri sensationally missed out on a spot at Russia 2018 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
The defender was unable to pin-point what went wrong as the Azzurri sensationally missed out on a spot at Russia 2018 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Alicia Fox filled out Team Raw for Survivor Series after Bayley defeated Mickie James and Dana Brooke in a Triple Threat match Monday night on Raw.Bayley delivered a Bayley-to-Belly Suplex to Mickie James for the victory. WWE saluted the former NXT champion for earning her place on the Survivor Series card:Bayley joins Fox, Asuka, Sasha Banks and Nia Jax as the representatives for WWE's flagship show against Team SmackDown Live.Bayley's win came as a surprise since many fans were expec 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Gabon and Borussia Dortmund Not once in the long history of the Bundesliga had an African ever topped the league's scoring charts outright until Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit 31 goals in 2016-17. The tally not only enabled the Gabon international to eclipse the feats of Ghanaian Tony Yeboah, who twice finished joint top [] 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
It was in 1914 that the Selecao played their first ever match ' though the Rio select team that day weren't up against the Three Lions 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
It was in 1914 that the Selecao played their first ever match ' though the Rio select team that day weren't up against the Three Lions 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon confirmed Monday he was ending his international career after the four-time champions failed to reach the World Cup for the first time in 60 years. Buffon, 39, played his 175th and final game for Italy as they were beaten 1-0 on aggregate in a play-off by Sweden after a 0-0 second-leg [] 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
More than 20 police officers were injured in Brussels when celebrations over Morocco's qualification for football's World Cup turned violent. The Moroccan national side qualified for the 2018 tournament in Russia with a 2-0 victory away to Ivory Coast on Saturday, topping their group. Fans hit the streets after the game and burned at least [] 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
The legendary goalkeeper confirmed post-game that the second-leg disappointment against Sweden was his final match for the Azzurri 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
The legendary goalkeeper confirmed post-game that the second-leg disappointment against Sweden was his final match for the Azzurri 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger was named the 2017 National League Rookie of the Year Monday after he put on a power-packed show for the National League champions.MLB announced the winner:The Dodgers have captured back-to-back NL Rookie of the Year Awards following shortstop Corey Seager's successful bid for the hardware in 2016.Bellinger, who made his major league debut April 25, was nothing short of brilliant during a historic inaugural campaign that included an All-Star 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Colin Kaepernick is among those speaking out in support of rapper Meek Mill after his two-to-four year prison sentence for violating parole.The former 49ers quarterback took to Instagram to describe incarceration rates in the United States, calling the artist a victim of "systemic oppression."He continued to describe the problems facing the criminal justice system:"Yes, there needs to be action surrounding sentencing reform, but there needs to also be action taken around abolishin 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Gabriel Jesus is "already great" and can reach the heights of Brazil's second-greatest goal-scorer, according to Dani Alves. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Gabriel Jesus is "already great" and can reach the heights of Brazil's second-greatest goal-scorer, according to Dani Alves. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
The Azzurri veterans confirmed they're stepping aside after seeing their hopes of playing at the 2018 World Cup dashed by Sweden 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
The Azzurri veterans confirmed they're stepping aside after seeing their hopes of playing at the 2018 World Cup dashed by Sweden 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Bulgarias Grigor Dimitrov admitted he had felt pretty nervous after seeing off Austrian Dominic Thiem in three dramatic sets on his ATP Finals debut. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Hibernian FC defender, Efe Ambrose has backed the Super Eagles to upset their Argentine opponent in today's 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong says he is looking forward to tomorrows international friendly match against Argentina, saying it would bring out the best in the Nigerian team. Nigeria which ended its 2018 Russia World Cup qualifying race with a 1-1 draw with Algeria in Constantine at the weekend, will face Argentina tomorrow in Krasnodar. []The post Ekong: Not Discouraged By Argentina History appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
The New York Knicks couldn't do anything to stop LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers down the stretch of Monday's contest at Madison Square Garden, but that didn't prevent some trash talking after the 104-101 loss."I don't care who you are," big man Enes Kanter said of James, per Al Iannazzone of Newsday. "What do you call yourself' King, Queen, Princess. Whatever you are. We're going to fight. Nobody out there is going to punk us."The comme 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
A group tagged 'Concerned Enyimba of Aba Supporters' on Monday urged Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia to expedite action on the completion of the Enyimba International Stadium Complex in Aba.The post Enyimba FC's supporters group seeks quick completion of Enyimba International Stadium appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
The FCT chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), will tomorrow conduct the draw ceremony for its 2017annual games at the Conference Room of the FCT Sports Council, Abuja. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Rivers Hoopers have been thrown out of the 2017 FIBA Africa Champions Cup Zone 3 qualifiers on Sunday. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Three South American former soccer officials were blinded by greed and accepted millions of dollars in bribes, US prosecutors told the FIFA corruption trial Monday as defense lawyers insisted their wealthy clients were innocent.The post FIFA bribery trial kicks off in New York appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Idris Adesina First Bank on Monday in Luanda, Angola, won their second match at the 2017 FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women after beating V-Club of DR Congo 76-64. First Bank began the competition on a winning note beating Equity Bank of Kenya 62-43 on Saturday. The Lagos club lead Group A with four points. [] 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Branden Grace secured his first title since April 2016 at the exotic Nedbank Golf Challenge on Sunday. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
French alpine skier David Poisson, a bronze medallist at the 2013 world championships, dies aged 35 after a training crash. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Oakland Raiders rookie cornerback Gareon Conley is still dealing with a shin injury and reportedly has been shut down for the season.ESPN's Field Yates reported Monday the Raiders have placed Conley on injured reserve.Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area noted he suffered the injury in a June minicamp and hasn't played since Week 3."Right now, we'll see what happens after we come back from the weekend,general manager ReggieMcKenzie said, per Bair. "We'll see if we can 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Missing out on the 2018 World Cup signals the end of an era for the Italy national team as a number of veteran stars announced their retirements following Monday's 1-0 aggregate defeat to Sweden.Legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was among those calling time on their international career."It's a shame my last official game coincided with the failure to qualify for the World Cup," Buffon said, per BBC Sport.Sportsnet's Arash Madani reported Buffon's Juventus teamm 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
The San Francisco Giants are reportedly looking to bolster their outfield defense this offseason and have their eyes on Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton and Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr.Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported the news Monday, noting general manager Bobby Evans wants to bolster the outfield defense with a potential trade.It makes sense San Francisco would be in the market for better outfield defenders.According toFanGraphs, it finished dead last in the league w 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Ryan Giggs has signed a two-year contract to become director of football at a Vietnamese football academy. 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
The Sassuolo defender blasted the Italian Football Federation after the Azzurri missed the World Cup for the first time since 1958 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
The Sassuolo defender blasted the Italian Football Federation after the Azzurri missed the World Cup for the first time since 1958 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Eight players qualified for the knockout stages of the 2017 Grand Slam of Darts on Monday as four of the competition's eight groups came to a close at Wolverhampton's Civic Hall.Gary Anderson and Berry van Peer finished first and second, respectively, in Group H and advanced after beating Simon Whitlock and Cameron Menzies, both of whom bowed out of the tournament.Peter Wright edged Alan Norris 5-4 and progressed as runner-up in Group E, with Australian Corey Cadby taking top spot in t 

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Mustapha Junaid, the Chairman of Abuja Guards Polo Club on Monday said the club was set to host a successful Abuja Carnival Polo Tournament from Nov. 22 to Nov. 26.The post Guards Polo Club set to host Abuja Carnival polo tourney, club chairman assures appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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