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Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Idris Adesina The Athletics Federation of Nigeria has said it is expecting over 1,000 athletes and officials at the All-Comers Meet at the Abuja National Stadium on Friday and Saturday. The competition is open to all athletes. Secretary-General of the AFN, Amechi Akawo, told our correspondent on the telephone on Thursday that the competition signalled [] 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The Chairman, South West Football forum, Seyi Akinwunmi said that Pre-Season tournament, will feature 11 teams.The post 11 teams to feature in S/West Pre-Season tournament appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Fri, 24 Nov 2017
From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Nigeria former international, Garba Lawal, has expressed concern that the Super 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The management of the Shooting Stars football club, 3SC has declared one of its players, Sunday Faleye, missing following his failure to show up at training since the beginning ofThe post 3SC declares Faleye, its player, missing appeared first on TheCable. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
One of the nation's premier outside linebackers is headed to Auburn.On Thursday,4-starprospectRichard Jibunor announced he plans to suit up for the Tigers starting in the fall of 2018:According to 247Sports, the 4-star linebacker is the No. 291 overall player and No. 14 athlete in his class. He's also the No. 31 player in the state of Georgia.An athletic dynamo at 6'3" and 206 pounds, Jibunor emerged as a threat in all three phases at Athens Christian School in Athens, Georgi 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The Auburn Tigersadded a dynamic playmaker to their future wide receiver corps Thursday when prospect Seth Williams joined their 2018 recruiting class.He made the announcement on his Twitter page:Williams, who is 6'3" and 212 pounds, is a 4-star prospect, per 247Sports, and the No. 156overall player and No. 30 wide receiver in his class. He's also the No. 4 player from the state of Alabama.He attracted attention from some of the best programs in the country, and Alabama, Florida, 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Striker Andre Silva scored twice as AC Milan secured a place in the Europa League knockout stages in style at San Siro. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Antonio Conte's decidedly Jose Mourinho-esque grumbling has the unfortunate effect of obfuscating just how well Chelsea have managed their tricky November fixtures. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has flagged off its 1st National Unity Football Championship holding in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
John Alechenu, Abuja The All Progressives Congress and its governors have renewed their commitment to using sports as a vehicle to curb unemployment, secessionist threats and restiveness in the country. Towards this end, the party has inaugurated the maiden APC National Unity Cup Football Championship with eight teams competing for honours at a week-long event [] 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Arsenal reach the knockout stage of the Europa League as Group H winners despite losing at Cologne. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Arsene Wengers Arsenal secured top spot in Europa League Group H on Thursday despite slumping to a 1-0 defeat at Cologne, while AC Milan reached the last 32 by thrashing Austria Vienna. Frenchman Wenger made 11 changes to the team that beat Tottenham Hotspur in last weekends north London derby, with starts handed to Olivier [] 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Cologne beat Arsenal 1-0 in the Europa League on Thursday, but the Gunners still managed to clinch top spot in Group H. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Arsenal wrapped up first place in Group H of the 2017-18 UEFA Europa League despitelosing 1-0 to Cologneon Thursday evening.Sehrou Guirassy won a penalty for the German hosts around the hour mark and stepped up to slot home the spot-kick, moving the Bundesliga outfit off the bottom of Group H and up to third place (Red Star Belgrade owns the tie-breaker via their head-to-head win).Gunners manager Arsene Wenger fielded a more experienced lineup, and despite the loss, BATE Borisov and Red Star Bel 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal as they continue the fight to hold on to Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal as they continue the fight to hold on to Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Voting for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year's Overseas Award 2017 opens at 12:00 GMT on Friday, 24 November. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The Toronto Blue Jays have launched an investigation after six players from their minor league affiliates tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs, according to the Canadian Press (via ESPN.com).Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins released a statement regarding the news:"This situation is very disappointing and disturbing to the organization; disappointing that the players made these choices, but more so disturbing that some failure of our environment allowed this to happen.read more...

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Former AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho was sentenced to nine years in prison in Italy on Thursday after he was convicted of gang rape, according to local media reports. The alleged incident occurred in January 2013, when Robinho was playing for Milan in Serie A. He was found guilty in absentia by an [] 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the Super Eagles match day two clash against Seychelles in the qualifying series for the 2019 African Cup of Nations. The games earlier scheduled for March will now hold on September 3 to September 11, 2018. For match-day three, the Super Eagles will face Libya at the..."The post CAF Postpone Nigeria vs Seychelles To September appeared first on OsunDefender. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
DETROIT The Minnesota Vikingshave what you would call a gorgeous predicament.On the bench is a bright young talent named Teddy Bridgewater. You may have heard of him. He's the future of this franchise at quarterback. Probably. Without question. Right'On the field is Case Keenum, who has been a journeyman for much of his career. A scout for one of the teams Keenum played for joked to me he used to call Keenum "Case the Face" because Keenum's bad throws always caused the 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Case Keenum and the Minnesota Vikings will enjoy a commanding NFC North lead during their Thanksgiving dinner following Thursday's 30-23victory over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.Minnesota extended its winning streak to seven and is 9-2 overall, well ahead of the 6-5 Lions with only five games remaining in the season. Detroit's three-game winning streak came to an end Thursday, but it is still in the middle of the NFC wild-card race.Detroit was threatening to become the first team in 


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Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Whilst most top flight sides have hefty transfer budgets to dip into these days, players going out the door are still vital in order to ease Financial Fair Play pressures. It was Chelsea who produced the most money through sales in the summer transfer window, taking a total of 118.8m for their outgoings. Not too [] 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Willian scored twice as Chelsea progressed to the last 16 of the Champions League with a comfortable victory against 10-man Qarabag yesterday.

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
By Amaechi Agbo The head coach of Government Day Secondary School, GDSS, Abaji, Abuja, has described the responsibility of coaching female football players at the grassroots as very challenging. Mr Samson who stated that the job of coaching the young girls is exciting just as it is difficult considering their background, said he cherishes the [] 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Cologne defeat Arsenal, Everton thumped by Atalanta 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
France drop Nicolas Mahut and Julien Benneteau from the doubles before the Davis Cup final against Belgium begins on Friday. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Nigeria's Super Eagles dropped nine places from 41st to 50th in the latest FIFA world rankings releasedon Thursday. The Super Eagles also dropped 50 points as they are now on 671 points from their previous 721 points. The latest ranking, which was published on FIFA's official website, places the Super Eagles in the eighth position..."The post Despite Argentina Win, Super Eagles Drop Nine Places In Latest FIFA Rankings appeared first on OsunDefender. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Idris Adesina Nigeria dropped five places from 41 to 50 in the November world rankings released by FIFA on Thursday. The Super Eagles had four wins and two draws to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. They beat South American giants Argentina 4-2 in a friendly clash in Krasnodar, Russia, on November 14. [] 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
England rugby union coach Eddie Jones will lead his side against Samoa at the weekend, but the Australian will also be keeping an eye on The Ashes. But who does he want to win 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Arsenal confirmed top spot in Group H despite suffering their first defeat of the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League. The Gunners, who had already qualified for the knockout phase, were beaten 1-0 by Cologne on Thursday but will be seeded for the last 32 after BATE Borisov and Red Star Belgrade could only manage a 0-0 draw.Real Sociedad and Nice will join Arsenal in the next phase after confirming qualification with wins over Rosenborg and Zulte Waregem, respectively. Meanwhile, history was made by Swed 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Arsene Wengers Arsenal secured top spot in Europa League Group H on Thursday despite slumping to a 1-0 defeat at struggling German side Cologne. The Frenchman made 11 changes to the team that beat Tottenham Hotspur in last weekends north London derby, with starts handed to Olivier Giroud, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck. But the [] 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Arsene Wenger's Arsenal secured top spot in Europa League Group H on Thursday despite slumping to a 1-0 defeat at struggling German side Cologne.The post Europa League: Arsenal lose at Cologne, Balotelli propels Nice appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
By James Agberebi: Former Akwa United forward Ibrahim Alhassan was in action for Austria Wien who lost 5-1 away to AC Milan in Group D of the Europa League on Thursday. Alhassan was on for 90 minutes for Austria Wien in the game. Christoph Monschein gave Austria Wien a shock 1-0 lead in the 21st [] 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
By James Agberebi: Arsenal suffered their first defeat in Group H of the UEFA Europa League with a 1-0 away loss to FC Cologne on Thursday night. Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi was brought on for Danny Welbeck on 46 minutes but he could not rescue Arsenal. The only goal of the game was scored [] 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Atalanta piled further Europa League misery on Everton as Bryan Cristante and substitute Andreas Cornelius hit braces in a 5-1 rout. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Atalanta piled further Europa League misery on Everton as Bryan Cristante and substitute Andreas Cornelius hit braces in a 5-1 rout. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
English Premier League club, Everton, have wished former Nigeria international Yakubu Aiyegbeni all the best as he retires from professional football. Aiyegbeni announced his retirement from professional football on Wednesday while celebrating his 35th birthday. Former Super Eagles striker Aiyegbeni joined Everton from Middlesbrough in 2007 and scored 25 goals in 82 appearances in four [] 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The Toffees have endured a disastrous run in the Europa League group stage and fell to a new low in their 5-1 thrashing against Atalanta 


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Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The Toffees have endured a disastrous run in the Europa League group stage and fell to a new low in their 5-1 thrashing against Atalanta 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Veteran tight end Jacob Tamme announced his retirement Thursdayat the age of 32after nine NFL seasons.He shared the announcement on his Twitter page with a lengthy thank you letter:Tamme spent the previous two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, but he played in only eight games during the 2016 campaign, as shoulder surgery landed him on injured reserve.Prior to being placed on IR, Tamme had 22 receptions for 210 yards and three touchdowns as part of the NFL's No. 1 offense led by quarterback 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
By Amaechi Agbo The fixtures for the FCT Principals Cup quarter finals have been released with interesting fixture. According the fixtures released on Wednesday, the quarter final matches will take place between Monday and Tuesday November 27 and 28 while the semi-finals will hold on Wednesday, November 29. The first quarter final match is between [] 


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Fri, 24 Nov 2017
THE city of Enugu is agog as numerous golfers from different clubs in Nigeria assemble for the 2017 Enugu Captain's Inaugural Tournament holding at the Enugu Golf Course on Saturday.The post Golfers storm Enugu for Captain's Inaugural appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The Egypt star deserved more opportunities at Chelsea, according to his former team-mate, who is nevertheless happy to see him doing well at Liverpool 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The Egypt star deserved more opportunities at Chelsea, according to his former team-mate, who is nevertheless happy to see him doing well at Liverpool 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Zlatan Ibrahimovic became the first player to represent seven different clubs in the Champions League when he came on as a 74th-minute substitute for Manchester United in their 1-0 defeat to Basel on Wednesday. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Super Eagles striker, Jude Odion Ighalo has finalised plans to launch his orphanage home, 'Ighalo Orphanage Home' in Lagos next month. He revealed this during a press conference in Ajah on Tuesday. As a child who grew up in the suburbs of Ajegunle, Ighalo has never hidden his commitment to give back to the less [] 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Imeh Joseph and Oparaoji Uche have qualified for the semi-finals of this years Dala Hard Court Tennis Championship in Kano. 

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Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Kevin De Bruyne is having a stormer of a season, and is going the right way about a PFA Player of the Year award if he continues in the same vein for the rest of the campaign. The Belgian maestro has been at the heart of everything brilliant about Manchester City so far this campaign and has demonstrated his all round game superbly at the Etihad. One notable aspect of De Bruyne's game is his pinpoint delivery - the star just seems to have a knack of serving up dream crosses and long range.. 

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