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Sun, 19 Nov 2017
A total of 23 young boxers were adjudged as fit to join the professional ranks by selectors at GOtv Boxing 

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Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Atotal of 23 young boxers were adjudged as fit to join the professional ranks by selectors at the GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 3, which ended in Ibadan on Saturday. At the closing ceremony held at July 21 Hall, Ring Road, Ibadan, the young boxers were unveiled, with Ramon Razak, who came from Abuja, named the most valuable boxer.The post 23 talents emerge at GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 3 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The 2018 NBA draft class could be getting a boost from highly touted guard Anfernee Simons, who is considering skipping out on college next year. Per ESPN.com's Jonathan Givony, Simons is currently enrolled atIMG Academy in Florida for his post-graduate year out of high school and is thinking about going straight to the pros."Some people have brought it to my attention," Simons told Givony. "As long as the opportunity is there, I will do it."Simons is one of the top coll 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
With Liverpool resolute in holding onto star man Phillipe Coutinho, and the Antoine Griezmann having signed a new contract in June, taking his release clause up to a whopping 170m, Barcelona may have to look to different targets to find that one marquee player they've been wanting to bring in. Barcelona are slowly moving away from their traditional 4-3-3 formation, and that opens up for more potential players to bring it to strengthen their already impressive squad. Here's seven player 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Top shots of leading Nigerian blue chip companies are among dignitaries expected to grace the Nigerian 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The forwards were on song twice to steer Christopher Danjuma's ladies past their north Africans on Saturday 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Wasiu Anifowoshe, has called on parents, government and Non-Governmnental organisations to massively invest in the young kids in order to discover talents for world soccer. Speaking at the finals of the 3rd Okanlomo Football Cup Competition, held at Agege Stadium, Anifowoshe said investment in football competition is another worthy means of productively engaging the kids. 'Nigeria can produce the world best footb 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Arsenal beat Tottenham their North Londonrivals 2-0 in the early kick off fixture at the Emirates Stadium. First-half goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez earned the Gunners all three points at the Emirates. Mustafi headed home Mesut Ozils free-kick to open the scoring but Spurs were left furious at the decision to award []The post Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham: Arsenal Wins North London Derby appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Arsene Wenger has said Arsenal must offer the right "quality" of new contracts to Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. Despite both players being out of contract next summer, Wenger believes they want to stay with the Gunners.Speaking after Arsenal's 2-0 win over local rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, Wenger addressed the futures of his star players, per James Benge of the London Evening Standard:"I'm long enough in the jo 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Lagos Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has attributed their 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in their Premier Leagueon Saturdayto luck. This is Arsenal first league win over Spurs since 2014. The luck, Wenger believes was because Alex Sanchez did not play during the international break, while Alenzandre Lacazette played only a game. Wenger in an []The post Arsenal Were Lucky In Derby Win Wenger appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Paul Pogba marked his comeback with a goal and an assist as Manchester United fought back to beat Newcastle United 4-1 on Saturday and stay on Manchester City's tail.The post Arsenal win derby appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
"People were simply happier there. It was our home." 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
"People were simply happier there. It was our home." 


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Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Atletico Madrid were forced to a 0-0 draw by champions Real Madrid in the first Madrid derby of the season in the Spanish LaLiga at the Wanda Metropolitano, new home ground of Atletico, on Saturday night. Both teams needed to win to keep pace with Barcelona but could not break the deadlock hence had to [] 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Madrid derby rivals Atletico and Real remain level on points in La Liga's standings after running to a 0-0 stalemate on Saturday in what was a dull but heated affair between two bitter enemies.Neither side could unearth a winner in the first Madrid derby to be played at Atletico's new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, where it was Real who had the majority of chances after a slow start.Captain Sergio Ramos only played the first half after a kick to the face forced him off at half-time.Satur 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
David Goffin came of age by upsetting the great Roger Federer to make it through to his first season-ending 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Britain's Jamie Murray and Brazil's Bruno Soares lose to Henri Kontinen and John Peers in the last four at the ATP Finals in London. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
David Goffin and Grigor Dimitrov will contest the 2017 ATP World Tour Finals final on Sunday after beating Roger Federer and Jack Sock, respectively, during Saturday's semi-finals.Goffin came from behind to win his match, with scores of 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, while Dimitrov won with scores of 4-6, 6-0, 6-3.The final will take place following the doubles' match. The session will not start before 6 p.m. GMT. RecapGoffin's Cinderella run appeared to be over after the first set of Saturday& 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield seemingly inched closer to the 2017 Heisman Trophy on Saturday, as he threw forthreetouchdowns in the Sooners'41-3win over the Kansas Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas. Mayfield finished the game with257 yards on 20-of-30 passing, and he was key in helping the No. 4 Sooners improve to 10-1 on the season and keep their College Football Playoff hopes high.There was no shortage of chippy play in the contest, and it started from the opening coi 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has never been shy about expressing himself on the football field, something he proved once again on Saturday against Kansas.Mayfield was seen on camera during the third quarter, appearing to yell 'f--k you' at the Kansas sideline and grabbing his groin, via Sports Illustrated:After the game, Mayfield apologized for the gesture, per Brooke Pryor of The Oklahoman:Mayfield generated controversy after Oklahoma's 31-16 win over Ohio State on Sept. 9 


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Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Real Madrid are now 10 points behind their high-flying rivals, but the manager remains confident that his side can cut that deficit 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Real Madrid are now 10 points behind their high-flying rivals, but the manager remains confident that his side can cut that deficit 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Could Pep Guardiola's Manchester City be the first team to win 100 points in the Premier League 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Aleister Black continued his dominant NXT run on Saturday night with a victory over the Velveteen Dream at NXT TakeOver: WarGames, representing another step in his ascent to the top of the brand.Black is among NXT's most compelling characters, and he is arguably the most dangerous in-ring performer it has to offer as well.The Netherlands native made the Velveteen Dream pay for his mind games in Houston, but there are likely bigger matches and accomplishments in his future.While Black is und 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Michigan Wolverines quarterback Brandon Peters exited Saturday's game against the No. 5 Wisconsin Badgers during the third quarter after suffering a head injury.Peters lost consciousness and sustained a headache, though he is now alert and his CT scan did not reveal any further issues, perMax Bultmanof the Athletic.As seen in the following photo courtesy of sports photographer Mike Mulholland, Peters was taken to the locker room in a wheelchair:Mulholland later told Aaron McCann of MLive.co 


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Sun, 19 Nov 2017
While nothing is official yet, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya left no doubt he expects a rematch between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin to take place early next year.Speaking to TMZ Sports about the rumored showdown, De La Hoya said Canelo vs. GGG II is "definitely" going to happen with May 5 being the target date at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.After years of hype and anticipation,CaneloandGolovkinsquared off for the first time on Sept. 16. The fig 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The General Manager of Plateau United Football Club of Jos, Pius Henwan has said that preparations have be ongoing for the club to play international friendlies in South Africa, Ghana and or Ivory Coast. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Nigeria will face 2014 champions Libya,as well as Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea, in the group stage of the 5th African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
By Chidera Akalonu Nigeria have been drawn against 2014 champions Libya, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Nigeria will tackle 2014 champions Libya, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea in the group stage at the 5th African Nations Championship taking place in Morocco, 13th January ' 4th February 2018. The matches of Group C will be played in Tangier. Libya shocked the African football family by winning the 2014 edition in South Africa at the expense of Ghana, despite the North African nation being embroiled in political turmoil at the time. Nigeria finished third at the same competition. Rwanda was the 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Nigeria have been drawn against 2014 champions Libya, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea in the group stage of the 5th African Nations Championship taking place in Morocco,13th January ' 4th February 2018. The matches of Group C will be played in Tangier. Libya shocked the African football family by winning the 2014 edition in South []The post CHAN: Home Eagles Drawn Against Libya, Rwanda, Eq. Guinea appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Super Eagles forward Victor Moses has been named Nigeria Mens Footballer of the Year at the sixth edition of the 2017 Nigerian Sports Award. The awards ceremony was held at the Banquet Hall, Eko Hotel, Lagos on Friday. Moses beat off competition from former MFM striker and now FC Zurich striker Stephen Odey and Lobi []The post Chelseas Victor Moses named Footballer of the year appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
In comparison to Week 11, Week 12 on the college football schedule was a dud.Some unexpected excitement was provided in the early slate of games as the Miami Hurricanes and Auburn Tigers stumbled out of the gates before finishing off victories.The lone upset of the afternoon came from the Kansas State Wildcats, who picked up a barnstorming victory over the Oklahoma State Cowboys on the road.Other than Kansas State's win and scares that lasted a few quarters, the teams in the Top 25 of the C 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has hailed his teams impressive 4-0 away win against struggling West Bromwich Albion on Saturday in the Premier League. The Premier League champions were too good for the Baggies as Eden Hazard (brace), Marcos Alonso and Alvaro Morata all scored for Chelsea. Speaking after the game, Conte said: It was a [] 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The Baltimore Ravens announced Saturday they activated veteran running back Danny Woodhead from injured reserve.Woodhead has been out since the season opener after suffering a hamstring injury.According to Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official website, head coach John Harbaugh has yet to confirm if Woodhead will play in Sunday's Week 11 contest against the Green Bay Packers.Woodhead played only one drive in Baltimore's season opener before getting injured, and he impressed with three 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
By James Agberebi: Super Eagles defender Chidozie Awaziem was in action for Nantes but could not prevent them from losing 4-1 away to Paris Saint-Germain in the French Ligue 1 on Saturday. Awaziem, who was impressive against Argentina in on Tuesday, played the full 90 minutes of the game for Nantes. Edinson Cavani gave PSG [] 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Nigeria Football Federation, NFF is planning two more international friendly matches for the super Eagles for March next year, even as CAF accepted a proposal to move their 2019 AFCON qualifiers to October 2018 to allow Africa's five World Cup finalists play pre-World Cup friendlies in March. Nigeria were originally slated to take on Seychelles [] 

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Sun, 19 Nov 2017
England coach Eddie Jones dismisses claims his side were lucky after a series of tight calls in their 30-6 victory over Australia. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Sunderland set an unwanted record and Luton score from a "different postcode" - five EFL things you might have missed. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Manchester City maintained their eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League after winning 2-0 at Leicester City on Saturday. City's neighbours Manchester United also won, beating Newcastle United 4-1 to stay second, thanks to an inspired performance from the returning Paul Pogba.United leapfrogged Chelsea back into second after last season's champions had temporarily moved into the spot by thumping West Bromwich Albion 4-0 at the Hawthorns. Chelsea are third, thanks to Arsenal b 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Justin Rose will take a one-shot lead into the Tour Championships final day and is in pole position to beat Tommy Fleetwood to the Race to Dubai title. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Ireland's first-choice side thrashed the Springboks last weekend, but a team showing 13 changes had to work hard to beat Fiji. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The national Under-20 Women's soccer team, the Super Falconets, yesterday at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City defeated their Moroccan opponent 5-1 to record a 6-2 aggregate in the African qualifiers for the 2018 Women's Under-20 World Cup finals. Nigeria scored the first goal in the third minute through Rasheedat Ajibabe. Monday Gift made it two for Nigeria in the 25th minute before the Moroccans reduced the tally in the 36th minute through Fatima Tangaout who capitalized on th 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Three goals scored from counter-attacking positions steered the Nigeria U20 girls, Falconets, to a 5-1 trouncing of their visiting Moroccan counterparts at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Saturday evening. A 45 minute rainstorm swept through the stadium and environs just before kick off, necessitating a delay that actually led to a meeting in which the [] 


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Sun, 19 Nov 2017
By Adeboye Amosu: Nigerias U-20 womens team the Super Falconets have booked their place in the final qualifying round for the FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup following a 5-1 win against Morocco at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin on Saturday. Chris Danjumas ladies who were held to a 1-1 draw in the first leg a [] 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Wushu and Kungfu Association staged a one-day training exercise for kids in Abuja yesterday to teach them the rudiments of the martial art. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Toyota confirm Fernando Alonso will test their LMP1 sportscar at a rookie session in Bahrain on Sunday. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Kwese Premier League champions, Kano Pillars have secured their ticket for the FIBA Africa Champions Cup Final Round after beating compatriots Gombe Bull 75-60 on Friday in Lagos.The post FIBA Africa Champions Cup: Kano Pillars pick Zone 3 ticket appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Sun, 19 Nov 2017
FIBA has introduced one of the biggest and most comprehensive reimbursement schemes in sport to protect 



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