SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [17 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Sat, 18 Nov 2017
A former National Sports Commission bigwig, Alhaji Abba Yola has lauded the decision by the NFF to enter into bonus and allowances contract with the Super Eagles before the 2018 World Cup. 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Idris Adesina The chairman and founder of the Smokin Hills Golf Resort in Ilara Mokin, Ondo Stste, Chief Michael Ade-Ojo has promised that the next edition of Elizabeth Wuraola Ojo Memorial Golf Tournament would be bigger than this years. At the gala night concluding the 14th edition of the tournament, Ade-Ojo praised his late wife, [] 


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Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Paris Saint-Germain can go six points clear at the top of Ligue 1 on Saturday after Monaco failed to beat Amiens. 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Paris Saint-Germain can go six points clear at the top of Ligue 1 on Saturday after Monaco failed to beat Amiens. 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Andy Murray announces he and coach Ivan Lendl "mutually agree" to end their working relationship. 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Arsenal must win an electric north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur to issue a statement of intent to both their local rivals and other top-four contenders, goalkeeper Petr Cech has said ahead of Saturdays Premier League clash. Arsenal last beat Tottenham in a 2015 League Cup tie, but have failed to register a league win []The post Arsenal must win electric derby, says Cech appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


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Sat, 18 Nov 2017
WorldRemit becomes the first Official Online Money Transfer Partner of the Premier League club, Arsenal. The leading digital money transfer business, formed by a UK-based entrepreneur from Somaliland, has joined forces with Arsenal to accelerate the company's growth and help more people save money on international transfers. The global partnership will provide WorldRemit with a [] 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Aruna Quadri has defeated Portugals Marcos Freitas to qualify for the quarter-final of the 2017 ITTF World Tour Swedish Open. Quadri beat the no. 12 seed in four straight sets.The post Aruna Quadri advances to quarter-final of Swedish Open appeared first on TheCable. 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
The Madrid derby, one of the most prestigious clashes in La Liga, featuring Atletico Madrid and Real 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
David Goffin booked his spot in thesemi-finals of the 2017 ATP World Tour Finals in Londonwith a convincing win over Dominic Thiem on Friday.The Belgian won in straight sets against Thiem, who looked to be struggling with a knee problem, and will now face Roger Federer for a place in Sunday's final.Later in the day, Grigor Dimitrov, who had already booked his place in the last four, comfortably saw offPablo Carreno Busta in straight sets. Friday's Results(7) David Goffin bt. (4) Domi 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians announcedFriday (h/t ESPN.com) that Blaine Gabbert will start at quarterback in Sunday's Week 11 game against the Houston Texans.Previous starter Drew Stanton is dealing with a sprained knee. He will serve as Gabbert's backup if he is able to do so, but if he cannot suit up, the recently signed Matt Barkley will be the backup.Stanton had started the Cards' past two games after veteran quarterback Carson Palmer landed on the shelf with abro 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Debutant Jessica Breach scores six tries as England women thump Canada 79-5 in the first match of their three-Test series. 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Team's confidence high ahead of World Cup A former Nigeria midfielder, Etim Esin, has dismissed calls to recall erstwhile Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, to the national team. He said such a move could throw a spanner in the works and truncate the rhythm and unity in the team ahead of the World Cup in Russia next summer. The calls for the return of Enyeama, who retired from the national team in controversial circumstances, have intensified in recent time due, in the main, t 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
British former professional cyclist David Millar accuses Team Sky of "gaming the system" over their use of therapeutic use exemptions. 


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Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Idris Adesina Newly-unveiled Gateway United coach, Hakeem Busari, has said he would ensure that the club gain promotion to the Premier League at the end of next season. Gateway, who are in the Nigeria National League, in August sacked their coach Samuel Abimbola and his assistants after a string of poor results in the league. [] 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
The Super Eagles have been handed a tricky group in the preliminary stages of the 2018 African Nations Championship 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
The home-based Super Eagles have been drawn in Group C for the 2018 Total African Nations Championship. Nigeria will face Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea and Libya. Morocco, the host nation, areThe post CHAN 2018: Nigeria to face Rwanda, Libya, Guinea in Group C appeared first on TheCable. 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
By Adeboye Amosu: The home-based Super Eagles will play in Group C alongside Libya, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Libya won the championship in 2014, beating Ghana in the final, while Rwanda hosted the last edition in 2016. The draw was held on Friday andmMatches [] 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Less than a year after most of their players and staff were killed in a plane crash, Brazilian football club Chapecoense has secured its place in the country's first division. 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Manchester City have started the season like a house on fire, winning all but one of their first 11 games with the only unbeaten record in the league, and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte reckons it will be very difficult to catch the Premier League pace-setters. Pep Guardiolas side, who beat Chelsea 1-0 last month, have [] 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Chelsea could join Real Madrid, Manchester United and Arsenal in the race to sign Athletic Bilbao goalkeeperKepa Arrizabalaga, according to reports.Oliver Harbordof Football.London reported the Premier League champions could turn to the rising star if stopperThibaut Courtois departs Stamford Bridge. United are also considering the 23-year-old as a potential replacement for David De Gea, as their No. 1's long-term future remains unresolved.However, Spanish journalist Pipi Estrada has claimed 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Chris Coleman leaves his job with Wales after almost six years to take over at Championship club Sunderland. 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Chris Coleman has left his role as coach of Walesand is expected to become the new manager of EFL Championship side Sunderland.TheFootball Association of Wales released a statement on their official website, confirming Coleman's immediate departure.The statement read:"We are extremely disappointed to see Chris' tenure as Wales manager come to an end."The FAW and Wales as a nation will be eternally grateful for the job he has done over the last six years as National Team Manag 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
The 48-year-old has denied that he would be interested in replacing Gian Piero Ventura and remains keen to stay with the Premier League club 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
The 48-year-old has denied that he would be interested in replacing Gian Piero Ventura and remains keen to stay with the Premier League club 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
The Chelsea boss has expressed his frustration at the Three Lions for not contacting him prior to asking the midfielder to join up with the squad 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
The Chelsea boss has expressed his frustration at the Three Lions for not contacting him prior to asking the midfielder to join up with the squad 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
By EMMA JEMEGAH Kinetic Sports, organizers of the annual beach soccer tournament, COPA Lagos, has unveiled 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
On a brisk May night twelve years ago, Cristiane Santos walked to a ring in her hometown of Curitiba, Brazil. It was her first professional fight. She lost by submission, tapping out to a kneebar in just under two minutes.Mixed martial arts is full of stories like this. People fight once or twice and lose and decide it's not for them, and then they walk away and pursue some other, more normal career. Santos' story could've ended that night at Show Fight 2.Instead, she returned lat 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell will be out for an indefinite period of time after having knee surgery Friday.Nets general manager Sean Marks announced Friday that Russell had arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his knee and didn't offer a return timetable, via B/R's Howard Beck.Russell last played in the Nets' 114-106 loss against the Utah Jazz on Nov. 11. He scored 26 points and grabbed six rebounds in nearly 33 minutes before limping to the locker r 


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Sat, 18 Nov 2017
By Albert Akota The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has applauded the National Scrabble team who returned from Nairobi Kenya after winning the World English language Scrabble Championship back to back. Barrister Dalung said with this result, the World English Language Scrabble has relocated from Europe to Nigeria. 'I congratulate the Scrabble [] 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Danica Patrick announced Friday that the 2017 season will mark her final campaign as a full-time driver.As seen in the following video courtesy of Fox: NASCAR, Patrick made the announcement two days before the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway:Patrick added that while she will not be a full-time driver in 2018, she will still compete in NASCAR's Daytona 500, as well as the Indianapolis 500 for IndyCar.According to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com'sBob Pockrass 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Nascar's Danica Patrick - the fourth-highest earning female sports star in the world - says this will be her final season as a full-time driver. 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose's lingering ankle problems will keep him out of action for an extended period of time.Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue announced Rose will miss Friday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Quicken Loans Arena and is being shut down for at least two weeks, per ESPN's Dave McMenamin.The 29-year-old has only appeared in seven games in the 2017-18 season and has missed each of Cleveland's last two contests with ankle problems. Injuries are n 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
DTigress assistant coach, Ochuko Okworogun, was part of the winning team at the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket in Mali. The Dolphins coach tells Tana Aiyejina about her experiences in Mali, in this interview You were a member of DTigress coaching crew to the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket Women, which Nigeria won. How would you describe your experience [] 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Tana Aiyejina Former Super Eagles stars have urged the Nigeria Football Federation to ensure early preparations for the national team ahead of next years World Cup in Russia. The Eagles qualified for their sixth World Cup without losing a game in the African qualifiers, then went on to record a shock 4-2 win over star-studded [] 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
By Albert Akota Nigeria's Super Eagles will today know their group phase opponents at the 5th African Nations Championship kicking off on 13th January 2018 in Morocco. The Confederation of African Football has announced that the Draw Ceremony will take place at the stately Hotel Sofitel Rabat, which also hosted CAF's Extraordinary General Assembly following [] 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Nigerias home-based Super Eagles were on Friday drawn in Group C of the Morocco 2018 African Nations Championship along with Libya, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea. The fifth edition of the competition holds in Morocco from January 13 to February 4, 2018. Group C teams will play their matches in Tangier. Libya surprised African football followers [] 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is still about eight months away but there are players who are certain to be on the plane to Russia for Nigeria barring injury or massive loss of form. Following are the players whose places in the Super Eagles squad to the Mundial are sealed. Mikel Obi The Tianji Teda of China midfielder has been the spine of the team; he has become something of an enigma since he assumed the captaincy role of the Eagles in Samson Siasia's brief second stint as the coach...The post 


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Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Major League Baseball's hardware week came to a close Friday night with the Esurance Awards as players across the league were celebrated for their achievements throughout the 2017 season. But unlike the Rookie of the Year, MVP and the Cy Young Awards, the Esurance Awards weren't voted on by the 30 members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.Rather, fans, members of the media, front-office personnel, retired MLB players and members of theSociety for American Baseball R 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
So the World Cup qualifiers are over, and we now know the 32 teams'who will compete for Football's biggest prize in Russia next summer. Many of the big names have made it to Russia: Brazil and Germany charged through their respective qualifying groups, while England, France and Spain all comfortably secured their tickets on the plane and the likes of Portugal and a Lionel Messi-inspired Argentinaleft it late, but will be there nonetheless. 32/32 ' ''RUS ''BRA & 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
David Moyes inherits a side short on belief, cohesion and under threat of relegation. Can he revive their season - and his career 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Former world No. 1 golfer Luke Donald has been hospitalized following a bout of chest pains and will not return to the course until 2018. 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been ruled out of Saturday's Premier League derby against Tottenham Hotspur due to a thigh injury, manager Arsene Wenger said yesterday. Giroud, who has scored in 10 league appearances this season also netted in France's friendly win over Wales last Friday. 'Giroud picked up an injury, I don't think he [] 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Peter Wright cruised into the semi-finals at the 2017 Grand Slam of Darts, as he defeated Glen Durrant 16-10 in Wolverhampton, England, on Friday.The BDO champion was off the pace, missing the doubles as Snakebite flexed his muscle at the oche.Gary Anderson defeatedMensur Suljovic 16-12 in a tight encounter, but the two-time world champion produced the extra quality he needed late in the contest.Here are Friday's quarter-finals results: Peter Wright 16-10 Glen DurrantGary Anderson 16 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
The former Bayern boss wants even more from his young defender as he experiences more big moments at the top of the game 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
The former Bayern boss wants even more from his young defender as he experiences more big moments at the top of the game 

Sat, 18 Nov 2017
As Michael Schumacher's 2001 Ferrari is sold at auction for a record fee, BBC Sport looks back at how the seven-time world champion won his final Monaco Grand Prix.. 


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Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club Sport Director, Godwin Enakhena, in this interview with EMMANUEL TOBI speaks on the team's preparation for the CAF Champions League and other issues ahead of the new season. Congratulations to MFM for moving being relegation threatened team to a Continental team. How would you rate your last season' You learn from whatever you do in life. It was a wonderful experience for MFM. We started from nowhere and we got into the league in 



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