SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [1ST DECEMBER, 2017].



Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Former Super Eagles coach Fanny Amun on Thursday advised the senior national team's coaching crew to prepare better tactics which would enhance their performance at the 2018 World Cup.The post 2018 World Cup: Amun urges Super Eagles coaching crew to ensure better tactics for good results appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017
In qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals, a total of seven players scored for the Super Eagles of Nigeria, and the ticket was secured on the 7th October 2017 in Uyo.The post 7 still a perfect number for the Eagles appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Africas number one female wrestler, Odunayo Adekuoroye, has retained her national title in the 57kg category at the Gov. 


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Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Super Eagles goalkeeper coach, Alloy Agu has said he is fervently hoping for a hugely favourable draw for the side at the 2018 Fifa World Cup draw ceremony today.The post Agu prays Eagles get favourable draw appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Ahead NPFL Invitational: Ifeanyi Ifeanyi Confident of CHAN Eagles 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Nigeria Coach Gernot Rohr says he is calm and collected and that the Super Eagles have no fear of any 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Travelling fans do not need to take "special precautions" for next year's World Cup, Russia 2018 chief Alexei Sorokin says. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
The 63-year-old said the ambitions of those in charge persuaded him to sign an 18-month contract with the Toffees to replace Ronald Koeman 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara has proven to be one of the most explosive running backs in the league through the first 12 games of his young career.After being taken in the third round of the 2017 draft out of Tennessee by the Saints, Kamara has accumulated 546 rushing yards and five touchdowns on the ground and another 54 grabs for 548 yards and four scores as a receiver out of the backfield. With 54 more rushing yards and 52 more receiving yards Sunday against the Carolina Panth 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at Emirates Stadium on Saturday 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at Emirates Stadium on Saturday 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Arsenal and Manchester City will reportedly battle it out for the signature of West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans in January after both clubs were linked with the player over the summer.TheDaily Telegraph's John Percy reported both clubs are set to revive their interest in Evans as they look to boost their defensive options for the second half of the 2017-18 campaign.Of the chasing pair, City perhaps have greater need of centre-backcover after BBC Sport confirmed in mid-November that 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expects his Manchester United counterpart Jose Mourinho to set his side out to attack when the two go head to head at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Since taking over at Old Trafford, Mourinho has yet to win a game away to any of the other "big six" sides, scoring just one goal and taking three draws from those meetings. Arsene Wenger is NOT expecting Jose Mourinho's Manchester United to "park the bus" when they face Arsenal this weekend: 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Tana Aiyejina The 49th Asoju Oba Molade Okoya-Thomas table tennis tournament ends on Friday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. Already winners have emerged from the doubles, mixed doubles and singles events of the cadet and junior categories while the top prize of the competition is expected to be presented to the new champions [] 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Idris Adesina Over 500 athletes and officials will participate in the first Golden League in Kaduna on Friday and Saturday, according to the Athletics Federation of Nigeria. The competition holds at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna and it is open to all athletes. The AFN began the new season with the All-Comers Meet in Abuja [] 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
England will use Australia's behaviour after their victory in the first Ashes Test as motivation, says captain Joe Root. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Bayelsa have won the Governor Wike National Wrestling Championships which ended in Port Harcourt on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Bayelsa clinched 17 gold, 18 silver and 16 bronze. Ondo came second with 13 gold, four silver and five bronze medals while Delta came third with seven gold, nine silver and nine [] 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
The Argentines prostate cancer surgery on Tuesday was a success and the Liga club will now monitor their head coachs recovery Sevilla head coach Eduardo Berizzo has successfully undergone surgery for prostate cancer, the Liga clubs medical department have announced. News of Berizzos illness came to light in the aftermath of Sevillas stunning Champions League []The post Berizzo undergoes successful cancer surgery appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
It was too late for the No. 3 Michigan State Spartans to save their conference in the 2017 Big Ten-ACC Challenge, but they saved themselves Thursday with an 81-63victory over the No. 5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Breslin Student Events Center.Thursday's clash between Top Five teams was the headliner of the challenge, which the ACC still won 11-3 in convincing fashion despite Michigan State's effort.The Spartans' backcourt trio led the way, as Miles Bridges (14 points, six reb 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
The taste of victory is made all the sweeter if you've had to wait more than two decades to savor it. 


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Fri, 01 Dec 2017
The taste of victory is made all the sweeter if you've had to wait more than two decades to savor it. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Carmelo Anthony acknowledged something isn't working with the Oklahoma City Thunder at the moment. He just has no plans to follow in his friend Dwyane Wade's footsteps and make a move to the bench."Nobody is moping around, nobody is frustratedI think guys are angry, I think guys are pissed," Anthony told reporters Thursday. "That just comes from your competitive nature and wanting to win games, understanding the talent level we have over here and not being able to put it 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has said he has had to undergo yet another operation on his foot, delaying his return to the pitch even further. Cazorla has been sidelined for more than a year after needing eight operations to repair a tendon in his foot but had targeted a return in January. However, he announced []The post Cazorla undergoes 9th surgery appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been charged with misconduct by England's governing Football Association following his dismissal against Swansea City on Wednesday.The post Chelseas Conte charged by FA after sending-off appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Valencia and Villarreal cruised to the next round of the Copa del Rey on Thursday, winning the return legs of their ties with Ponferradina and Zaragoza, respectively.Elsewhere, there was plenty of late drama between Espanyol and Tenerife, while Real Betis and Cadiz gave their fans a spectacle filled with goals.Here's a look at Thursday's results:Alaves 3-0 (4-0 aggregate) GetafeEspanyol 3-2 (3-2) TenerifeVillarreal 3-0 (3-1) PonferradinaReal Betis 3-5 (5-6) CadizValencia 4-1 (6-1) Zara 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Another target for Tennessee football is out the window after Dave Doeren reportedly agreed on a five-year extension to stay with North Carolina State.The team provided a statement announcing the deal, via Pack Pride:Joe Giglio of theNews and Observerreported the new five-year contract is worth $15 million, and noted the deal is worth $1 million less than Tennessee's offer.Per Joedy McCreary of the Associated Press,North Carolina State had been working on a new deal for the coach since earl 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Defending champions of the NCC Tennis League, Team Offikwu can heave a sigh of relief as doctors have cleared their inspirational player, Sylvester Emmanuel to play in their semi-final tie against Team Civil Defence in Abuja this weekend. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
The specially designed kits by Nike the Super Eagles will wear at the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be ready by February, officials have disclosed. This means the Eagles will launch these new kits in March, when they are expected to play two top warm-up games preparatory to the World Cup. Those who haveRead MoreThe post Eagles World Cup kits ready February appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Manager Gareth Southgate says England "cannot go to a World Cup and not try to win it", as they prepare for Friday's draw. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
The contractor handling the Enyimba Stadium project Monimichelle has returned to site. Chief Executive Officer of the stadium facilities construction company Ebi Egbe, who confirmed the development on Thursday, commended Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for releasing funds for the project. He said, We are back to site and as we speak work is going [] 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
The contractor handling Enyimba Stadium project, Monimichelle has returned to site as efforts to get 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Everton have appointed former England boss and renowned top-flight survival specialist Sam Allardyce as their new manager on an 18-month contract, the English Premier League club announced on Thursday, AFP reports. Allardyce, whose previous clubs include Bolton, Newcastle, Sunderland and Crystal Palace, will take charge of the Merseysiders for the first time when they welcome [] 

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has completed his transfer to Enyimba. Ezenwa was a free agent after his contract with IfeanyiUbah ended last season. He is expected to join Enyimba in Kano for the Ahlan Pre-Season Tournament, which kicks off on Friday, according to SCORENigeria. The report claimed there is a get-out clause in his [] 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been charged by the FA after he was sent to the stands during the Premier League win over Swansea on Wednesday night. It was the first time the Italian was dismissed from the touchline in his Chelsea reign. A statement from the English FA reads: Antonio Conte has been charged [] 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Even taking a financial hit from Italy and the United States failing to qualify, FIFAs top salesman insists the 2018 World Cup will make its income target, AP reports. Italys loss in the playoffs wiped tens of millions of dollars off the value of an unsold broadcasting deal. One of FIFAs most valuable markets is [] 


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Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Idris Adesina The Flamingoes departed the country for Ethiopia on Thursday ahead of their Uruguay 2018 FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia at the Addis Ababa Stadium on Sunday. According the Nigeria Football Federations website, Flamingoes coach Bala Nikyu travelled to Ethiopia with 18 players. They are Sunshine Queens midfielder Patricia Innocent, Robos [] 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Fosla Academy of Karshi and Government Secondary School, Kabusha have both qualified for this year's FCT Principals Cup final. In the first semi finals played at the Area 3 Playground yesterday in Abuja, the Fosla boys defeated their opponents, Government Secondary School, Wuse Zone 3 by 2-0 to confirm their passage to the final. Fosla's [] 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Festus Abu Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said 18-year-old Fortuna Dusseldorf goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has agreed to switch his international allegiance to Nigeria. Rohr is considering his options as he looks to arrive at the Russia 2018 World Cup with a top-class keeper. The PUNCH had exclusively reported on January 11 that the 18-year-old [] 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Trade negotiations between the Miami Marlins and San Francisco Giants regarding 2017 National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton may be heating up.SiriusXM Radio's Craig Mish reported Thursday members of San Francisco's front office were meeting with Stanton's representatives in Los Angeles.Buster Olney of ESPN reported the meeting is to see if Stanton would approve a move to the Giants.MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported what could be the framework of the potential trade:Stanton has 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Sportsnet fired former MLB catcher Gregg Zaun as a Toronto Blue Jays analyst for directing "inappropriate behavior and comments" at female coworkers, the Canadian Press reported (via theCBC)."This week, we received complaints from multiple female employees at Sportsnet regarding inappropriate behavior by Gregg Zaun in the workplace," Rogers Media president Rick Brace said in a statement.Brace said Sportsnet fired Zaun after launching an investigationinto the allegations again 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
The Memphis Grizzlies could see a shift in ownership after a buy-sell clause reportedly was activated.Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic described the situation:Robert Pera purchased the Grizzliesfrom Michael Heisleyin 2012 for $377 million. At 39 years old, he is one of the youngest owners in sports and one of the youngest billionaires in the world, according to Forbes' Kate Vinton.According toForbes, Pera has a real-time net worth of $4 billion.AsKrawczynskidescribed, however, minority owner 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
The Miami Heat announced Thursday that center Hassan Whiteside will miss one to two weeks because of a left knee bone bruise.The news comes after Whiteside was held out of Wednesday's game against the New York Knicks due to what was then described as left knee soreness.In his sixth NBA season, Whiteside has become the Heat franchise's cornerstone. He's averaging 14.9 points, 12.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game, co-starring with Goran Dragic on a team that's currently 10-11. 


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Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Less than 48 hours before a crucial part of her season gets under way in Lake Louise, Canada, Lindsey Vonn is launching her very own clothing collection. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Former Italy striker Francesco Totti on Thursday said accepting the end of a legendary footballing career was tough.The post I almost lost sanity after football retirement ' Totti appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Anthony Joshua would like to become the Roger Federer of boxing, and says he understands the importance of being a sporting role model. The 28-year-old, who holds the WBA, IBF and IBO world titles, added that he would welcome an opportunity to fight Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker at some stage during his [] 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Hosts Ikoyi Club 1938 have maintained their lead at the 26th Quadrangular Games after 34 events were completed out of 50. As of Thursday, Ikoyi Club had 16 gold, 16 silver and eight bronze with a total of 136 points. They were followed in the second place by Lagos Country Club Ikeja with 14 gold, [] 


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Fri, 01 Dec 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Thursday that swingman Iman Shumpert, who has been dealing with left knee effusion, willundergo arthroscopic surgery Friday morning.A timetable for Shumpert's recovery will be provided once the operation is complete, but ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski reported he could miss between six and eight weeks.The Cavalierspreviouslyannounced Nov. 18 that Shumpert would miss between five and seven games with left knee soreness, but he wound up sitting out just t 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
As he normally is, Eli Manning was at Giants practice Wednesday. But for the first time in 13 years, the two-time Super Bowl MVP was relegated to the scout team, splitting reps with rookie Davis Webb. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
A market is reportedly starting to develop for free-agent outfielder and first baseman Jay Bruce.According toUSA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Seattle Mariners and Colorado Rockies have emerged as possible suitors for the 30-year-old.Newsday's Marc Carig also reported Thursday that Bruce and the New York Mets have "mutual interest in a reunion" after he was shipped to the Cleveland Indians in August.On Nov. 8, ESPN.com'sJerry Crasnickreported teams that had "inquired 

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