SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [20 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The participation of the Vice President of the Nigeria, Professor Yemi Oshinbajo was the biggest highlight of the hugely successful 12-12 Unity polo tournament that hit Abuja with a bang and came to a thrilling climax last weekend. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The head of Sai Masu Gida technical crew has declared the team's readiness for the start of upcoming season 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
By Johnny Edward: Al Ahly director of football Sayed Abdel-Hafiz says the club will be banking on Nigerian forward Junior Ajayi to get the goals when they face Ismaily on Monday in an Egyptian league clash. Ajayi has scored twice in three Egyptian league games so far this season. Maaloul will be out of action [] 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Despite losing toSmackDownwomen's champion Charlotte Flair on Sunday at Survivor Series, Raw women's champion Alexa Bliss proved once again that she is the most valuable and important women's wrestlerWWEhas to offer.Charlotte hit Bliss with a Big Boot and was able to lock in the Figure Eight, causing Bliss to eventually tap.Perhaps more so than ever before in WWE history, the main roster is stacked with elite-level talent in the women's division.Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Becky 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Garth Crooks gets whimsical over one player's magnificence and includes three from one North London club in his team of the week. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Team Raw beat Team SmackDown in the women's five-on-five traditional elimination match Sunday night at Survivor Series for the second year in a row.Asuka was able to overcome a two-on-one deficit to apply the Asuka Lock to Natalya and clinch the win.The general consensus of the match was that the outcome was the right choice, but the match itself was quite sloppy:While there isn't a long history of quality women's elimination matches at Survivor Series, it was clear entering the p 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Grigor Dimitrov becomes the first man for 19 years to win the ATP Finals on his debut appearance with victory over Belgian David Goffin. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
American Austin Cook wins his first PGA title with a four-shot victory in the RSM Classic on Sea Island, Georgia. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Festus Abu Nigeria powerful defender Leon Balogun has returned to the treatment room days after helping the Super Eagles beat South American giants Argentina 4-2 in Krasnodar in Russia on November 14. His German Bundesliga club Mainz 05 confirmed on their official Twitter account on Sunday that the 29-year-old suffered a fracture to his left [] 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Baron Corbin defeated The Miz in a battle of midcard champions Sunday night at Survivor Series, but both Superstars and their titles deserve a more consistent spotlight moving forward.Corbin got the pin after hitting Miz with a Deep Six out of nowhere.There wasn't a ton of buzz surrounding Corbin and Miz entering Survivor Series, and while part of that was due to the top-flight card around them, they also weren't done any favors by the creative team.The Lone Wolf and The A-Lister had f 

Mon, 20 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. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the competition is holding from Jan. 13 to Feb. 4, with the Eagles playing their Group C matches in Tangier. Libya had []The post CHAN 2018: Eagles to face Libya, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
By Adeboye Amosu: Football fans in Morocco are happy that they are not placed in the same group with Nigeria following the draw for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rabat on Friday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. The hosts are in Group A with Mauritania, Guinea and Sudan, while Nigeria will face Rwanda, Libya and Equatorial Guinea [] 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Antonio Conte celebrated his 50th English Premier League game as manager by watching his Chelsea side hammer West Bromwich Albion 4-0 at the Hawthorns on Saturday. The result made it four straight league defeats for the Baggies, in spite of starting well and having an early goal ruled out for offside. But once Alvaro Morata []The post Chelsea hit 4 past West Brom appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Stoke City boss, Mark Hughes has set the record straight on the details of Kurt Zouma's loan deal. Zouma joined the Stoke City outfit in the summer, and has been an ever-present figure at the club, but Hughes will be reluctant in letting his parent club recall him back. According to reports from TheStoke Sentinel (via'HITC Sports), Chelsea are considering exercisingtheir recall option on the French defender for the second half of the season. However Hughes was adamant that Zouma would 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The team's style of play under Pep Guardiola is a key factor behind the attacker's sparkling form, according to the Belgian midfielder 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The team's style of play under Pep Guardiola is a key factor behind the attacker's sparkling form, according to the Belgian midfielder 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The 1st edition of U-16 Ex-Squash Pros Diaspora has produced a winner, Abudurahaman Nasir, who said that his consistency gave him his victory. Nasir defeated Mustapha Habeeb 3-2 in a thrilling finals that could have gone either way. I believe God gave me this victory, I was consistent, and my efforts was crowned with effort. []The post Consistency gave me my trophy U-16 Ex-Squash winner appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Italian FA president Carlo Tavecchio hints that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte would be his first choice to be the new Azzurri coach. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The Blues boss is evaluating changes to the team's approach in hopes of solidifying his defence 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The Blues boss is evaluating changes to the team's approach in hopes of solidifying his defence 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Dale Earnhardt Jr. completed his full-time racing career with a 25th-place finish in Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida.Junior didn't make a major on-track impact after he announced his intention to retire following the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign in April. He didn't qualify for the playoffs and failed to reach Victory Lane for the second straight year.Yet Earnhardt, who's won NASCAR's Most Popular Driver Award every seas 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The Minister of Youth and Sports on Sunday said the hosting of the forthcoming African Wrestling Championship 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The Minister of Youth and Sports says hosting of the forthcoming African Wrestling Championship billed for Port Harcourt from 7th to 11th February, 2018 will help unite the people of the Rivers State and Nigeria. Dalung, made the remarks when the Local Organising Committee led by Hon Boma Iyayi paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. The Minister said sports is a tool that can be used to promote national integration, douse tension and mobilise Nigerians to see themselves as one. I have been in line 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Danica Patrick did not end her career with Stewart-Haas Racing the way she envisioned.According to Bob Pockrass of ESPN.com, she crashed following 139 laps at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday thanks to a tire rub. Pockrass noted she plans on finishing her NASCAR career next year at the Daytona 500 and will return to IndyCar for the Indianapolis 500.Sunday marked her final race with Stewart-Hass after more than five seasons."I feel angry. I'm disappointed that it was my fault that I g 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
English Premier League table after Sundays match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Manchester City 12 11 1 0 40 7 34 Manchester United 12 8 2 2 27 6 26 Chelsea 12 8 1 3 23 10 25 Tottenham 12 7 2 3 20 9 23 Liverpool 12 6 4 2 [] 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Enzo Amore successfully defended the Cruiserweight Championship on Sunday at Survivor Series against Kalisto.Bleacher Report's Ryan Dilbert noted how quiet the crowd was for the pre-show match:Nowthere is no shortage of potential opponents awaiting a shot at his title.WWE's cruiserweight division has undergone some significant changes in recent months with stalwarts such as Austin Aries and Neville exiting the picture.That has created more opportunities for other competitors, and there 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The captain of the Super Eagles B side is of the view that their group stage opponents won't be pushovers 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on yesterday defeated Hot FM 2 1 to zoom into the final of the five-a-side football competition of the 2017 Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Sport Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Week. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Idris Adesina Kano Pillars coach, Sani Ahmed, has predicted a tough outing for the club at the 2017 FIBA Africa Club Championship in Tunisia from December 8 to 17. The Nigeria Premier Basketball League champions will represent FIBA Africa Zone 3 along with fellow Nigerian side Gombe Bulls. The two clubs qualified for the competition [] 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Despite making a big statement in their 4-2 thrashing of Argentina on November 14, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will drop in the latest FIFA rankings when it is published by the football governing body on Thursday. The Super Eagles, who are ranked fifth in Africa for October, are expected to drop three spots on the continent when the ranking is released. Their total points were devalued largely due to the 1-1 draw against Algeria in their final World Cup qualifier on November 10, as the North Afr 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
We all tend to take for granted that the UFC makes MMA a bit more serious than it is at its core. With the stars and titles and big pay-per-views, you'd almost forget what the game is in actuality.It's a carnival sport, a more real cousin of professional wrestling where scripted outcomes are missing but loudmouths who are willing to live their gimmick have increasingly gotten ahead. To that end, Vince McMahon and his band of merry entertainers could surely relate to it.If you don 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Idris Adesina First Bank on Sunday finished third at the 2017 FIBA Africa Club Championship for Women in Angola after beating 2016 champions Inter Clube of Angola 70-61 in their third-place match. The Nigerian champions are finishing third for the second consecutive time at the continental club competition after they won bronze in 2016. The [] 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
By Johnny Edward: FirstBank Basketball Club of Nigeria defeated the reigning African champions, InterClube of Angola, to win bronze for a second time at the FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women, in Luanda, Angola on Sunday Completesportsnigeria.com reports. It the first time ever that First Bank Basketball Club would defeat the Angolan side in the [] 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Former Premier Leaguestriker, and Egyptian international, Mido has put on his very best Nostradamus impersonation by decidingthe future of in-form Liverpool attacker, Mohamed Salah. Salah - who could already be donned with the signing of the season tag - has been playing at an exceptionally high level, which has earned endless praise from his fellow countrymen. Mido took to social media to ceremoniously compliment the Egyptian, as well as suggesting that his high level could see him leave... 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Juve were beaten 3-2 on Sunday during the Serie A encounter and Samp have the ability to maintain their form, according to their manager 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Juve were beaten 3-2 on Sunday during the Serie A encounter and Samp have the ability to maintain their form, according to their manager 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Giancarlo Stanton appears likely to be traded this season, and so far it's the St. Louis Cardinals who are making a move for the Miami Marlins star.According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Cardinals have made a formal trade offer and are waiting for a response from Miami.Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported Friday the San Francisco Giants had also made a formal offer, with the Boston Red Sox also expected to make a bid.Stanton was recently named the National League MVP after leading th 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The manager has no interest in seeing his side give up an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The manager has no interest in seeing his side give up an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The manager revealed he is looking to the January transfer window in order to reduce the pressure on his back line 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The manager revealed he is looking to the January transfer window in order to reduce the pressure on his back line 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Protesters outside AT&T Stadium took a knee during the national anthem prior to Sunday night's game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, per Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk.According to Mike Leslie of WFAA, the event was put together by Friendship West and Pastor Freddie Haynes. There was reportedly a silent protest for 30 minutes before the hundreds of people in attendance took a knee during the national anthem.They also recited the pledge of allegiance while empha 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Real Madrid stalwart Sergio Ramos insists he will be back playing for his beloved club in no time, having suffered a broken nose during Saturday's Madrid derby. Los Blancos were unable to pip their rivals to a win, playing out a 0-0 draw. But it was quite a heated affair between the two sides, and the Spain defender could not avoid leaving the pitch unscathed. Ramos got on the wrong end of a kick from Atletico's Lucas Hernandez as he got low in attempts to direct a header towards goal, 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The Manchester United striker says fans would be shocked by his return to the field on Saturday if they knew the full extent of his injuries 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The Manchester United striker says fans would be shocked by his return to the field on Saturday if they knew the full extent of his injuries 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The striker scored his 12th and 13th goals of a prolific Serie A campaign to help Inter to a routine 2-0 win over Atalanta 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The striker scored his 12th and 13th goals of a prolific Serie A campaign to help Inter to a routine 2-0 win over Atalanta 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Mauro Icardi's fine season in front of goal continued as a pair of headers saw off Atalanta and moved Luciano Spalletti's side up to second. 

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
A brace from Mauro Icardi helped Inter see off Atalanta at San Siro and climb to second in the Serie A table. The prolific striker took his tally for the season to 13 with two second-half headers asLuciano Spalletti's side continued their impressive, unbeaten start. Atalanta, despite having contributed to a close game, lacked the cutting edge to damage Inter and left with nothing to show for their efforts. The hosts began in the ascendancy, searching for an early opener, but there were few. 


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