SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [16 NOVEMBER, 2017].


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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
After securing a 4-2 win against Argentina at the Krasnodar Stadium on Tuesday evening, the Super Eagles 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Visa yesterday announced the addition of three athletes who make up the Nigerian Women's Bobsled Team 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Chicharito and Hector Moreno are locks, but there are plenty of players on the bubble. Goal projects El Tri's squad for this summer's tournament 


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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Chicharito and Hector Moreno are locks, but there are plenty of players on the bubble. Goal projects El Tri's squad for this summer's tournament 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja No fewer than 28 Secondary School in the FCT Abuja will today jostle for honours 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Kansasfound its point guard of the near future Wednesday, as Quentin Grimes committed to play for the Jayhawks beginning in 2018, according to Rivals.com'sJayhawk Slant.247Sports' composite rankings lists Grimes as a 5-star recruit, as well as the No. 16 overall player and the No. 2 combo guard in his class. Grimes is a fairly big point guard at 6'5" and 200 pounds, and that size has aided him in making waves at The Woodlands College Park High School in The Woodlands, Texas. 


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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
BBC Sport profiles Nigeria and Chelsea winger Victor Moses, a nominee for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 award. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
By Monica Iheakam Argentine legend, Diego Armando Maradona has accused coach Jorge Sampaoli of throwing 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Sergio Aguero was taken to hospital after fainting in the dressing room at half-time in Argentina's 4-2 defeat by Nigeria in Krasnodar, Russia. The Manchester City striker had scored to put his side 2-0 up in the first half, but Arsenal's Alex Iwobi found the net twice as Nigeria came back. The Argentina FA said [] 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Sergio Aguero is set for a medical check-up at Manchester City after being taking unwell at half-time in Argentinas friendly against Nigeria. The club have moved to ease worries about their record scorers health and at this stage have not ruled him out of Saturdays Premier League game against Leicester. But Aguero will be assessed []The post Aguero Set For Medical Check-up After Dizzy Spell appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi said he was aware of the rules when he handled the ball outside the area during the first half of the friendly match between Nigeria and Argentina in Krasnodar, Russia, on Tuesday. The Chippa United custodian blamed the assistant referee for the mix-up, stating that the official had raised the [] 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Gabriel Udom are among dignitaries 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, and his Akwa Ibom State counterpart, Gabriel Udom are among dignitaries that have been confirmed to grace the 2017 edition of the Nigerian Sports Award slated to hold on Friday, November 17 at the Banquet Hall, Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos. Executive Director of Unmissable Incentives Limiteed, Kayode Idowu, revealed this after the final meeting of the panel held on Tuesday in Lagos. 'I am very excited to announce that two of our sports loving gov 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Angry Maradona Seeks Argentina Job 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Olalekan Adetayo and Leke Baiyewu The Senate at the plenary on Wednesday commended the Super Eagles for their 4-2 defeat of Argentina in a friendly match in Russia on Tuesday. Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who raised a point of order, said Nigeria had beaten the greatest football countries in the world. [] 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The University of Arkansas fired athletic director Jeff Long on Wednesday.Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com reported the news, noting associate vice chancellor for athletics and senior associate athletics director Julie Cromer Peoples took over in an interim role."Since coming to Fayetteville in 2008, Jeff has led our department with character and integrity and helped move us forward in so many ways," chancellor Joseph Steinmetz said in a statement, per Rittenberg. "However, over the pa 


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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Arsenal are set to offerMarouane Fellaini a contract in order to capture the player, with the midfielder ready to become a free agent after turning down a new deal with Manchester United, according to reports.Richard Tannerof theDaily Express reported Gunners manager Arsene Wenger could sign the Belgium international on a free transfer, as the player considers his options. United coach Jose Mourinho does not want to sell Fellaini in the winter, preferring to allow the player to depart for nothin 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal as they continue the fight to hold on to Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Grigor Dimitrov continued his excellent form at the ATP Tour Finals on Wednesday as he hammered David Goffin 6-0, 6-2 in 73 minutes.It's the Bulgarian's second win in succession in the competition, having already overcome Dominic Thiem, and a victory that secures him the top spot in the Pete Sampras group.Later in the day, Thiem got his first win in the competition, as he overcame Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in an entertaining clash. It means Thiem and Goffin will battle it out f 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona and potential ins and outs ahead of the January transfer window 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona and potential ins and outs ahead of the January transfer window 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano will be sidelined for a month with a thigh injury he suffered in Argentina's friendly international against Nigeria, the club said on Wednesday. Mascherano played... 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Each player got N1,000,000 while 5 Coaching crew members got N500,000 only Members of the 2017 Afrobasket winning womens team, DTigress of Nigeria can go town to begin their Christmas shopping. The President has redeemed his promise to reward the team after they became African Champions. Each player got N1,000,000 (One million Naira) while 5 []The post Basketball: Buhari Splashes N17.5m On DTigress appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Two Spanish stars and Atletico's Uruguayan bruiser Diego Godin are among the centre-backs Germany's enforcer looks up to in the game 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Two Spanish stars and Atletico's Uruguayan bruiser Diego Godin are among the centre-backs Germany's enforcer looks up to in the game 

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo, knowing he's likely coaching for his job over the next seven games, told reporters he's ready to embrace the challenge to turn the season around."It's probably the greatest opportunity in my life, these next seven weeks," McAdoo said Wednesday. "A lot of doubt out there. Whether it's in the building or not, but there's doubt definitely on the outside. So, we have a chance to flip the script these last seven weeks.&quo 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Rafael Garcia, a long-time trainer, cut man and hand wrapper who became one of boxings most beloved figures has died at the age of 88. Garcia, best known for working with Floyd Mayweather Jr. for nearly two decades as a cut man and hand wrapper died on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Garcia, a native of []The post Boxing legend and Floyd Mayweathers trainer, Rafael Garcia dies at 88 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Several Cleveland Browns players responded Wednesday to Tashaun Gipson on Wednesday after the Jacksonville Jaguars safety suggested his former team would finish the season 0-16."Anybody would be disrespected from that," defensive tackle Danny Shelton said, according to theAkron Beacon Journal's Nate Ulrich. "So we've just got to go out there and play our game, be dominant."Quarterback DeShone Kizer also chimed in."I look forward to going out there and executing 


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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians doesn't think Blaine Gabbert is solely to blame for being considered a bust in the NFL after the Jacksonville Jaguars selected him 10th overall in 2011."He was on really s--tty teams," Arians said Wednesday, per Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com.Gabbert is in line to start Sunday against the Houston Texans, as Carson Palmer remains out with a broken arm and Drew Stanton nurses a sprained knee."I can honestly say this is the best feeling I&#03 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The Confederation of African Football will meet soon to discuss a proposal for African World Cup qualifiers to play friendlies during the FIFA window in March, a Nigerian official said on Tuesday. Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia will be Africa's five flag bearers at Russia next year. However, all five teams will be engaged [] 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The Confederation of African Federation (CAF) organising committee for CHAN 2018 has released the schedule for the tournament. In a statement released by the continental body on Wednesday, the drawThe post CHAN 2018 draw to hold Friday appeared first on TheCable. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Chelsea Ladies reach the Women's Champions League quarter-finals for the first time after a routine 1-0 win at Rosengard. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Real Estate Company and developers of the Cocoon Atlantic Estate Cocoon Homes Ltd. has partnered Sustainable Cycling Foundation of Nigeria as a key sponsor of the Lagos City Criterium. The 2017 edition of the 2.9km cycling tournament, which took place on November 11, ended on the opposite side of Dolphin Estate in Ikoyi Lagos. [] 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber took back his title as the American League's best pitcher during the 2017 season.Kluber was named the 2017 American League Cy Young winner Wednesday, marking the second time he's captured the award. The Cleveland ace beat out fellow finalists Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox and Luis Severino of the New York Yankees.He has been one of the clear-cut best pitchers in all of baseball the last few years, but he posted some notable career-best numbers this 

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The National Labor Relations Board reportedly undertook two investigations into the NHL's Arizona Coyotes over the last 13 months.Craig Harris of AZCentral.com reported the news Wednesday, noting the NLRB was "probing allegations the National Hockey League team spied on staff, engaged in union busting and fired two employees who raised concerns about pay, federal records say."Harris detailed two cases, including one that has the Coyotes scheduled for a Jan. 9 hearing with an NLRB 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Researchers announced in the scientificjournal Neurosurgerylast week that they had confirmed the ability to identifychronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living patients (h/tJohn Keilmanof theChicago Tribune).PerKeilman, four years ago the researchers discovered that "scans indicated the presence of tau, a protein that builds up over damaged neurological cells, in the brains of former NFL players," but the results still needed confirmation "since CTE can be definitively diagno 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Can you pick out some of the more unusual football deals 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The Toronto Raptors announced guard Delon Wright left Wednesday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans with a right shoulder injury."He will be reevaluated when the team returns to Toronto," the announcement noted.Between injuries and time in the G League, Wright had struggled to get consistent playing time at the NBA level in his first two seasons, appearing in just 54 total games in this stretch.He has finally earned a bigger role in 2017-18, averaging a career-high 21.7 minute 


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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The Danes are on their way to the World Cup after midfielder Christian Eriksen led the way with three goals to overtake hosts Ireland in an emphatic 5-1 win. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The Danes are on their way to the World Cup after midfielder Christian Eriksen led the way with three goals to overtake hosts Ireland in an emphatic 5-1 win. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Draymond Green says Cleveland Cavaliers fans should not be worried about the team's 7-7 start.However, he does see cause for concern in the heavy workload for LeBron James. Green discussed the Cavaliers' problems in a Q&A with USA Today'sSam Amickpublished Wednesday:"To a certain extent yes. And to a certain extent, no. I don't think anyone should be panicking 12 games in, or 13 games in. However, there are some glaring concerns with them. And at the same time, you&# 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Idris Adesina Former Nigeria coach, Adegboye Onigbinde, has said the Super Eagles are not yet a complete team despite beating South American giants Argentina 4-2 in a friendly match in Krasnodar, Russia, on Tuesday. However, Onigbinde, who spoke with our correspondent on the telephone on Wednesday, believed the Eagles, who have qualified for the Russia [] 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The Super Eagles came from two goals down to beat Argentina 4-2 in an international friendly at Krasnodar in Russia, with Alex Iwobi grabbing a brace, while Kelechi Iheanacho and Brian Idowu provided the other two goals to complete the win. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Argentina national team coach Jorge Sampaoli has attributed the 4-2 loss to Nigeria to his team's collapsed defence adding the Super Eagles would have scored more goals in the second half. ''In the first half we could have been three or four nil ahead, but ended up at 2-1,'' Sampaoli was quoted as saying by Eurosport.com. 'Then in the second half, in just nine minutes with three long shots, they scored three goals. After this, the momentum was in favour of Nigeria. 


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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
England's displays against Germany and Brazil have helped "change the wind of public feeling", says boss Gareth Southgate. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The Football Association should accept England forward Eniola Aluko's offer to help with its reforms, says sports minister Tracey Crouch. Former England manager Mark Sampson was found to have used discriminatory language to Aluko and team-mate Drew Spence following three inquiries. The FA has since apologised. 'Eni would be a great asset in helping drive [] 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
A former Argentine football official has reportedly committed suicide after he was accused of bribe-taking in testimony to a trial of top former FIFA figures in New York, AFP reports. Jorge Delhon threw himself under a train in a Buenos Aires suburb on Tuesday, Argentine newspapers Clarin and La Nacion reported on their websites. A [] 


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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Ezekiel Elliott's agentsRocky Arceneaux and Frank Salzano announced in a statement that the Dallas Cowboys running backhas withdrawn his appeal against the NFL and will serve the entirety of his six-game suspension, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.You can see the full statement below:Per Rapoport, the entire case has now been dropped.The NFLPA released a statement on Elliott's decision, per James Palmer of NFL Network:The announcement ends what has been an incredibly long and ardu 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
59 years; The lifespan of legendary songstress Dusty Springfield, leader of the Roundheads Oliver Cromwell and writer Truman Capote. On Tuesday night, that list was added to by the Italian national football team. Not since 1958 has the Azzurri failed to reach a major footballing competition and whilst Gian Piero Ventura will go down in infamy as the man who oversaw a footballing tragedy, Italy's failure bring's down the curtain on the career of Gianluigi Buffon in the most heart-wrench 



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