SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [21 NOVEMBER, 2017].



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

20 schools are taking part in the 2017 edition of the female FCT Principals Cup which kicked off on Monday in two centers in the Capital City. The centers are the Government Secondary School Tudunwada, Wuse Zone 4 and the Area 3 Playground in Garki. The opening match at GSS Tudunwada center saw Government Secondary [] 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt No fewer than 600 wrestlers are expected to take part in the Governor Nyesom Wike Wrestling Championship from November 23 to 30. Rivers State Commissioner for Sports, Mr. Boma Iyaye, confirmed that the athletes from 24 states had registered for the event. Iyaye, who is the Chairman of the Local Organising [] 

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Jinder Mahal announced on SmackDown Live Tuesday night he will challenge AJ Styles for the WWE Championship at Clash of Champions on Dec. 17.Styles defeated Mahal for the title on the Nov. 7 edition of SmackDown Live that aired from Manchester, England. Upon losing the title, Mahal was contractually guaranteed a rematch against Styles.Mahal held the WWE Championship for nearly half of 2017 after defeating Randy Orton for the belt at Backlash in May. His reign started somewhat promisingly, since 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Tana Aiyejina Last years mens singles runner-up, AzeezSolanke, is bent on winning the 49thAsoju Oba MoladeOkoya-Thomas Cup, which begins November 27.. Solanke, a national table tennis junior champion, narrowly lost to RilwanAkanbi 4-3 in the 2016 final. Im ready to claim my first senior title this year having lost narrowly last year. I have been [] 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Adeniyi Olugbemi, Sokoto Veteran coach Lawrence Akpokona is one of the 15 applicants for the vacant Sokoto United managerial job. The position became vacant after coach Aminu Happy was sent packing following his inability to guide the club from the National League to the Nigerian topflight at the end of last season. The Sokoto State [] 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

It might look like a dancing pondskater but the revolutionary monohull which flies on foils is the future of the America's Cup. 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Following an underwhelming first half of the 2017 season, Andre Ellington will have an opportunity to start anew with the Houston Texans after the Texans claimed him off waivers Tuesday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported.A move to Houston could help revive Ellington's rapidly dwindling fantasy football value.The 28-year-old will fill the void left by rookie running back D'Onta Foreman, who suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in Houston's Week 11 victory over the Arizon 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Ange Postecoglou has confirmed he is to step down from his role as Australia coach ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018."After a great deal of thought and soul-searching, I've decided that the journey for me ends as Socceroos coach," he said, per ABC News.The 52-year-old has been in the job since 2013 and had just steered the Socceroos to the World Cup finals after a 3-1 playoff victory over Honduras.Postecoglou said he made the decision after the win in Sydney at theANZ Stadium."Oh, 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Arsenal have appointed Borussia Dortmund's chief scout Sven Mislintat as their new head of recruitment, the Premier League club announced yesterday. Mislintat has spent 10 years at Dortmund and is credited with helping to recruit players such as Shinji Kagawa, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ousmane Dembele and Christian Pulisic. The 45-year-old German will take up his new [] 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

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



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

The Australian Open will use a 25-second shot clock and players may be fined for retiring or performing 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

By Ighodalo Isiramen Former Almeria midfielder, Ramon Azeez has not given up hope to don the colors of 


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Wed, 22 Nov 2017

The Super Eagles defender copped an injury during preparation for the Fivers' league encounter against Cologne Leon Balogun has undergone a successful surgery after suffering a fracture to his left hand on Friday, according to Mainz 05. The Nigeria defender was said to have been wounded in the O-Fives Friday session but has been treated. [] 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic expressed his confidence on Tuesday that Lionel Messi would sign a new contract to stay at the Camp Nou. Barcelona announced last summer a three-year extension of the Argentinians contract until 2021 agreed with his father and agent but the 30-year-old has still not made the agreement official. Leo [] 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hit back at those who have questioned his effort level on the field in 2017."In a way it's like, 'Wait a second, you're going to take a shot at me and you don't know me''" Roethlisberger said Tuesday on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh (h/t ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler). "I'm going to go out here and bust my butt every day and be limping with bruises and put my body and my family through this and not 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons recorded 27 points, 10 rebounds, four steals and two assists during Monday's 107-86 win over the Utah Jazz. In the process, he became the first player since Shaquille O'Neal in 1993 to record 11 double-doubles through his first 16 games, per ESPN Stats & Info.Simmonswho also has two triple-doubles under his belthas racked up double-doubles with his passing as well. Out of Simmons' 11 double-doubles, four have come by way of points and assi 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Billiat: We played to Pitso's instructions 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Ben Pearce looks at five big talking points from Tottenham's impressive victory in Dortmund. 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Washington Wizards sharpshooter Bradley Beal drilled two three-pointers en route to 23 points during Monday's 99-88 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. In the process, he became the youngest player in NBA history to make 700 career threes, per ESPN Stats & Info.On the way to history, Beal, at 24 years and 145 days old, passed Kyrie Irving (24 years, 364 days), Gilbert Arenas (24 years, 316 days), Kevin Durant (24 years, 198 days) and J.R. Smith (24 years, 149 days).The shooting guard is e 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Goal has your full guide to Europe's premier club competition as the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona vie for supremacy 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Goal has your full guide to Europe's premier club competition as the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona vie for supremacy 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Liverpool threw away a 3-0 lead at Sevilla to draw 3-3 on Tuesday night, a result that leaves the Reds needing a point against Spartak Moscow in their final UEFA Champions League group fixture to confirm advancement.Elsehwere, Tottenham Hotspur secured top spot in Group H after coming from behind to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1, while Real Madrid will go through as runners-up after thrashing Apoel Nicosia 6-0 in Cyprus.Manchester City are also group winners after beating Feyenoord to seal top spot 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Besiktas have qualified for the round of 16 of the 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League after the Turkish side played out a 1-1 draw at home to FC Porto in Istanbul on Tuesday. It is the first time in the history of the club they will the round of 16 of the competition. Felipe Monteiro gave [] 


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Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Juventus star Paulo Dybala has rediscovered his scoring form just in time as he renews his rivalry with fellow Argentina Lionel Messi in Wednesdays Champions League clash with Barcelona. The 30-year-old Messi scored two goals to help Barcelona to a comfortable 3-0 win over Juventus, last seasons finalists, at the Nou Camp in September. [] 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Pep Guardiolas Manchester City secured top spot in Champions League Group F after Raheem Sterlings late strike snatched a 1-0 win over Feyenoord on Tuesday. With City having already booked a place in the last 16, Guardiola shuffled his pack, making seven changes to his starting XI, and he had to wait until the 88th [] 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Chelsea as Antonio Conte looks to build on his title success in his second season in charge 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Chelsea as Antonio Conte looks to build on his title success in his second season in charge 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Chelsea goalkeeperThibaut Courtois could reportedly become Atletico Madrid's priority target ifJan Oblak suitorsParis Saint-Germain or Juventus pay up the100 million release clause to sign theSlovenian stopper.According to Manolete ofAS(via Sport Witness' Tom Coast), Courtois would be open to the move back to Atletiwhere he spent three successful seasons on loanas his "experience in the Premier League is disappointing him."The report added that while Atleti would be keen to r 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

One week later, there is only a slight change in the College Football Playoff rankings.Alabama, Miami, Clemson and Oklahoma are still at the top of the rankings, but the Hurricanes and Tigers swapped spots. Miami is now at No. 2, while Clemson is No. 3.The four teams at the top of the poll should not feel secure at this point. All of them have to go through major tests between now and the time the playoff teams are named.Alabama has a regular-season game to play against Auburn and an SEC champio 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

The selection committee released the latest College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday, and there were no changes worth exploring. Clemson and Miami flipped spots, while Alabama and Oklahoma stayed in the Top Four. Undefeated Wisconsin and respected Auburn remained just outside.As currently constructed, that would be an enjoyable season-ending tournament. Alabama is Alabama, The U is closer to "back" than ever, Clemson won last season's championship, and Oklahoma has a prolific off 


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Wed, 22 Nov 2017

A week after a major shuffle in the top four, the College Football Playoff committee has a pretty easy job before Tuesday's latest rankings.A weekend without a major upset among teams in playoff contention led to a state of stasis atop the rankings. Alabama remains in its perch as the nation's top-ranked team, while No. 2 Miami, No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Oklahoma round out the playoff picture.Undefeated Wisconsin remains No. 5, and Auburn sits at six.Here is a look at the mostly unchange 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as holders Real Madrid thrashed APOEL 6-0 in Cyprus to reach the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Liverpool blew a three-goal lead in a thriller at Sevilla. Zinedine Zidanes Real bounced back from their 3-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur last time out by crushing APOEL, with four of the [] 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Captain of D'Tigress, Aisha Mohammed says the latest gesture by the Federal Government to pay them 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Players and officials of the senior women basketball team, the D'Tigress, have praised President Muhammadu Buhari after receiving the Federal Government's N17.5m earlier promised for winning the 2017 Women FIBA Africa Cup of Nations adding that the latest gestures by thepresidency will spur the team to do better in future. The players were paid N1m each while the five technical crew members each got N500,0000. Speaking on her team mates' behalf after receiving the transaction aler 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

DTigress Confirms Receipt of FGs Cash Reward 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

The Seattle Seahawks released veteran defensive end Dwight Freeney on Tuesday after four games with the team.Freeney, 37, signed with the Seahawks in October as they searched for pass-rush help. He recorded three sacks in his first two games before failing to record a defensive statistic the last two weeks.The Seahawks made no corresponding roster move, which leaves them with 52 men on their active roster. That makes Freeney's release a bit unique, as teams typically like to carry the full 



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Wed, 22 Nov 2017

The reigning Serie A champions have seen their Argentine forward linked with a move elsewhere, while an Arsenal defender has been mooted as a target 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

The reigning Serie A champions have seen their Argentine forward linked with a move elsewhere, while an Arsenal defender has been mooted as a target 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

England women run in eight tries to beat Canada 49-12 at The Stoop to secure a series victory with a Test to spare. 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

A former Super Eagles player and leader of the National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers (NANPF) Dahiru Sadi says ex-Golden Eaglets captain Musa Mohammed deserves a place in Nigerias next friendly game considering his recent form in Bulgaria. 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

The family of slained Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan defender, Izu Joseph has petitioned Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State over 8-month salary and 21 match bonuses owed the deceased by the club. 


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Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Former Atlanta Braves general manager JohnCoppolella has been banned for life by Major League Baseball in a punishment that stems from multiple violations in the international market.MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred issued a statement Tuesday announcing Coppolella's ban, via MLB.com's Mark Feinsand:In addition to Coppolella's lifetime ban, former Braves special assistantGordon Blakeley was suspended one year.The Braves organization responded to MLB's decision,the Braves cooperate 



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Wed, 22 Nov 2017

By Amaechi Agbo Fosla Football Academy, Karshi, Abuja, has qualified for the FCT Principals Cup quarter-final. The coach Gilbert Igwe-led lads whitewashed their opponents, Government Secondary School, GSS, Wuse Zone 3, Abuja, 6-1 in a match played at the Government Secondary School, Karu, centre of the Karu zone of the Principal Cup. Adejo Gabriel opened [] 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

The 20-year-old registered his maiden goals this term for the Cottagers in an English second tier encounter 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

United States Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas released a statementon Instagram Tuesday commenting on the abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar made by teammate Aly Raisman and other gymnasts.In the post, which also served as an apology to Raisman, Douglas wrote: "I didn't view my comments as victim shaming because I know no matter what you wear, it NEVER gives anyone the right to harass or abuse you. It would be like saying that because of the leotards 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has promised to upgrade sport facilities at the Minna Sports Club. 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

The Atletico Madrid boss rallied behind his under-fire forward, who has not scored a club goal since September 27 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

The Atletico Madrid boss rallied behind his under-fire forward, who has not scored a club goal since September 27 



Wed, 22 Nov 2017

THE sixth edition of the grassroots football competition in honour of the first indigenous Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Taslim Elias, ended in Ajele, Lagos, on Friday. Fash Girls of Lagos Island defeated Fakuns Queens of Ikorodu 2-0 in the Taslim Elias Memorial Cup U15 girls final while Sharp Shooters of Agbado beat Young Stars [] 


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