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Mon, 27 Nov 2017
By Adeboye Amosu: Abia Warriors have confirmed the arrival of five new players ahead of the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League season, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Former Nigeria junior international goalkeeper, Uche Okafor, who linked up with the club from oriental rivals FC IfeanyiUbah tops the list of the new signings. Defender Kelechi Ogoh also joined from [] 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Valtteri Bottas denied Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton a season-ending victory to set the seal on his fourth world title by taking the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Sunday. 


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Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Lewis Hamilton admits he found it difficult to stay at the same competitive intensity since clinching the title. 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
As sacked workers press for severance pay By Louis Ibah The receiver/manager appointed by the Assets 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has assured athletes of participation in international competitions that would enhance their preparations for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia and other world meets. 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Daniel Akpeyi, the Super Eagles and Chippa United goalkeeper, has been injured during his club's 0-0 stalemate with Mamelodi Sundowns in Saturday's South Africa Premier Soccer League encounter. Akpeyi was rushed to hospital after coming off badly from a challenge in a league fixture at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. The 31-year-old received a knock []The post Akpeyi Injured In Chippa Utd's Draw With Sundowns appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
The Bianconeri had the best possible preparation for Friday's mouth-watering clash against the league's pace-setters with a routine win 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
The Bianconeri had the best possible preparation for Friday's mouth-watering clash against the league's pace-setters with a routine win 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper went down with a head injury during his team's matchup against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. The team later ruled him out for the game with a concussion.Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal described the situation:Broncos safety Darian Stewart was responsible for the big hit and was called for a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty.Cooper scored his fifth touchdown of the year prior to coming out of the game.The receiver has been incons 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Amate Clinches CBN Governors Golf Cup 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
The Anaheim Ducks social media team removed a video showcasing Ryan Kesler walking nude through an office.An apology was provided on the official account:As Greg Wyshynski of ESPN.com noted, the video celebrated the NHL's 100th anniversary but was seen as insensitive in light of recent sexual harassment stories.Kesler, who was censored by a black rectangle in the video, walked past multiple women in the office before being confronted about being naked."It's the NHL's 100th bi 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Free-agent outfielder Andre Ethierhas denied a report stating that he was planning to retire.Ethier told Ken Gurnick of MLB.com that a report fromFanRag Sports' Robert Murraystating he planned to call it a career is "totally untrue." Ethier added that his back is healthy and he's preparing to play next season.Ethier has spent 12 years in MLB, all of which came with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers bought out the final year of his contract for $2.5 million earlier this mon 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp claimed referee Michael Oliver refused to let him make a substitution prior to Chelsea's crucial equaliser at Anfield. Substitute Willian secured a 1-1 draw for the Premier League champions on Saturday when he lobbed Simon Mignolet from a tight angle in the 85th minute. See also:Conte: We Deserved More Than A []The post 'Angry' Klopp Blames Referee For Chelsea Equaliser appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Arsenal are reportedly open to considering offers for Jack Wilshere during the January transfer window. Wilshere is one of three key players, along with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, whose contract expires next summer, meaning the Gunners would need to sell this winter if they hope to receive a fee.A report fromColin Mafham of the Sunday Expresshas revealed how the north London club will listen to any offers made in January: "No reasonable offer looks likely to be refused for Mesut Ozil, A 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
The Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of the Asaba 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championships, 

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Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Australia complete a 10-wicket victory over England in the first Ashes Test on the fifth morning in Brisbane. 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Jordi Alba scores a stunning equaliser against former club Valencia to preserve Barcelona's unbeaten record in La Liga. 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Barca salvage a point at Valencia 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Despite a poor call by the centre referee, Barcelona secured a hard-fought 1-1 draw against high-flying Valencia at the Mestalla in the Spanish LaLiga Santanderon Sundayto maintain their unbeaten run in the season. Barcelona looked to be heading for their first defeat of the season when Rodrigo gave Valencia the lead in the 60th minute. [] 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski could be lining up for a future Major League Soccer switch after his wife, Anna Lewandowska, revealed the couple "dream of Los Angeles."The Poland international's spouse recently spoke to Business Insider Poland and opened up on their intentions for the future, noting the West Coast of the United States as a big opportunity for their brands (h/t Goal's Ben Valentine).Lewandowska, a health food blogger and former karate champion, said:& 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Bayern Munich star striker Robert Lewandowski has been tipped to finish his football career in the MLS, particularly Los Angeles, by his wife Anna. The Poland international has been at Bayern for three years, having left Borussia Dortmund to join the Bavarian side in 2014 and at just 29, he still has a few years of top-level football left in him. Lewandowski has scored 18 goals in 20 appearances for Bayern so far this season, and remains one of Europe's most feared strikers. His wife, howev 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Miami Dolphins cornerback Bobby McCain was ejected from Sunday's game against the New England Patriots for throwing a punch at the end of a play, per Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.After running back Dion Lewis gained five yards on a run, McCain hit Danny Amendola in the head. That was enough to earn an unnecessary roughness penalty and an ejection.As Charean Williams of Yahoo Sports noted, "Amendola grabbed McCain's jersey and pulled him to the ground on top of him."Ja 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Great quarterbacks are defined by their production during crucial situations.Tom Brady never becomes Tom Brady without leading the New England Patriots past the Oakland Raiders during the Tuck Rule Game. Ben Roethlisberger's career wouldn't be complete without his beautiful red-zonetouch pass to Santonio Holmes during the waning moments ofSuper Bowl XLIII. Eli Manning is a two-time champion because he isn't overwhelmed even in the most stressful situations.Careers are defined by m 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
The Chess Heights Monthly has been scheduled to hold on December 2 at the Maxton Suites in Maryland, Lagos. According to organisers, there would be two categories the open and ladies categories. The open category allows for any member of the public while the ladies is restricted to the female members alone. The organisers [] 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
This is not stated with any type of maliciousness. It's not a hot take to get people screaming. It's a measured response to what the eyes see and what you see are the wheels falling off in Kansas City.It isnt only the wheels, though. It's also the landing gear, the wings, the fuselage...all of it is coming apart. It's like that scene inGravitywhen debris hits the space station and all that's left are all of these itty-bitty pieces of metal floating in low orbit. Man down 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Coby Fleener suffered a concussion during Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams.Josh Alperof Pro Football Talk reported the news, noting CBS reporter Tracy Wolfson reported during the broadcast Fleener wasn't tested for a concussion after a big hit in the fourth quarter. He even came back in the game before he was eventually diagnosed.Fleener had no problems transitioning to the Saints last season after spending the first four seasons of his career with the Indianapolis Colts. The 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Antonio Conte believes that Liverpool were 'lucky to score' against Chelsea in their 1-1 draw. Willian's goal cancelled out Mohamed Salah's opener at Anfield on Sunday, in a game from which16 Conclusionswere garnered. The Blues remain third in the Premier League table as a result, with their three-point gap to fifth-placed Liverpool still intact. Conte []The post Conte: We Deserved More Than A Draw At Anfield appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Dan Mullen's quest for a new head coaching job didn't take long, as he agreed to lead the University of Florida's football team Sunday.Florida announced the hire afterBrett McMurphyreported the Gators'decision to hire Mullen."Megan and I are very excited to get back to Gainesville and the University of Florida," Mullen said in the team release. "I have such great memories of the championships we won during our time here and have a love for Florida. We are happy 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Lucas Pouille proved the hero for France as it beat Belgium 3-2 to win the Davis Cup for the 10th time before a raucous home crowd at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille Sunday. 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose is reportedly still in contact with the team even though his status moving forward is "unclear."Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reported the news Sunday, noting the oft-injured Rose has communicated with the front office despite the fact he "is deliberating whether he wants to work toward returning from a sprained ankle" to come back this season or at all.Wojnarowski pointed out Rose left the New York Knicks without permission for a day l 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Pep Guardiola admitted the narrow win over Huddersfield Town Sunday evening was his team's sternest 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Atlanta Falcons defensive back Desmond Trufant suffered a concussion Sundaythat forced him to leave the team's Week 12 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Kelsey Conway of the team's official site reported the news, noting Trufant was out for the rest of the game. Conway added that fellow cornerbacks Brian Poole and Robert Alford were also dealing with injuries picked up in the game.Trufant, a first-round pick of the Falcons in 2013, has developed into a key cog in the Atlanta second 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Englands Tommy Fleetwood is two shots off the lead going into the final round of the Hong Kong Open. 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Former ABA All-Star and NBA broadcasterSteve "Snapper" Jones died Saturday at the age of 75, per ESPN.Joneswho played for five different ABA organizations before ending his career in the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazershad a lengthy battle with an illness.The University of Oregon productspent eight years in the ABA from 1967-75, averaging 16.0 points per game. While he spent only one season in the NBA, he continued his legacy with the league by serving as a broadcaster for CBS, ESPN 

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Mon, 27 Nov 2017
France won the Davis Cup for the 10th time as Lucas Pouille beat Belgiums Steve Darcis in a deciding final match. The hosts began Sundays final day 2-1 up in the best-of-five tie, but David Goffin levelled for Belgium by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 6-2. World number 18 Pouille claimed victory for his []The post France Beat Belgium To Claim 10thDavis Cup appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Julian Draxler leaving Paris Saint-Germain to join Liverpool is a huge possibility,according to French football expertJulien Laurens. Laurens also believes that the choice, as it relates to a preferred destination,will be up to the player. Draxler signed for PSG from Wolfsburg last January and has scored 12 goals in 39 appearances since joining the club. But Laurens reckons the Ligue 1 side may consider offloading him in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations. ''I'm 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Not since 2010 has Messi gone six games without troubling the scorers, although on Sunday he was robbed of a perfectly good goal 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Not since 2010 has Messi gone six games without troubling the scorers, although on Sunday he was robbed of a perfectly good goal 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
The 75m striker has just one goal in 10 but the Manchester United manager has praised his all-round contribution in the 1-0 win over Brighton 


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Mon, 27 Nov 2017
The 75m striker has just one goal in 10 but the Manchester United manager has praised his all-round contribution in the 1-0 win over Brighton 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Injuries continue to plague Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, who finished the day on the sidelines after suffering another injury tohisfoot during Sunday's game against the New York Jets, the Panthers announced.Olsen missedthe last eightgames after fracturing his right foot in Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills. The injury ended his streak of nine straight seasons playing all 16 games, and this is the first season of his career he's missed more than two games.After the game, Olsen 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
The GTBank-Masters Cup Season 7 draw was held on Thursday at St. Finbarrs College, Akoka, Lagos. The draw had 26 and 16 teams in the male and female categories respectively with six schools namely Atlantic Hall, Epe, Avi-Cenna International School, Ikeja, Bellina College, Yaba, Grange School, Ikeja, Igbobi College, Yaba and Reagan Memorial Baptist Girls [] 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Pep Guardiola hailed Manchester City as a team for all seasons as thePremierLeague leaders survived a stern test at rain-lashed Huddersfield on Sunday. Guardiolas side reestablished an eight-point lead over second-placed Manchester United thanks to a gritty second half fightback at the John Smiths Stadium. Trailing to Nicolas Otamendis first half own goal, City were [] 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
The world governing body of athletics on Sunday maintained its suspension of Russia, saying the country still had not done enough to clamp down on doping, AFP reports. Rune Andersen, the head of the International Association of Athletics Federations team examining the issue, said several key (milestones) remain outstanding before the necessary conditions for Russias [] 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
A year ago, Jared Goff looked like a bust. Eleven games into his second NFL season, the Los Angeles Rams quarterback looks like an outside MVP candidate.Goff threw for 354 yards and two touchdowns and the Rams defense thwarted the New Orleans Saints offense on their way to a 26-20 victory Sunday.The Rams (8-3) have won five of their last six games and remain a game ahead of the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC West.Sammy Watkins and Josh Reynolds each hauled in first-half touchdown passes for the Ram 

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Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Barcelona came back from a goal down to salvage a 1-1 draw against Valencia at the Mestalla on Sunday evening as both teams continued their unbeaten streaks at the top of La Liga.Jordi Alba came back to haunt his former club late on after Rodrigo Moreno tapped home a deserved breakthrough for Los Che, with the two teams each taking a point from their top-of-the-table duel.Valencia remain four points off the league leaders as a result of Sunday's draw, while Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
A career day from Joshua Langford lifted Michigan State to a championship in the PK80 Phil Knight Invitational victory bracket.The sophomore guard scored 23 points in a defensive battle to lead the No. 4 Spartans to a 63-45 win over No. 9 North Carolina on Sunday night at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.It not only was the first loss of the year for the Tar Heels, but it also snaps the defending champions'11-game winning streak dating back to last season. Michigan State moves to 5-1 on 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Jubril Martins Memorial Grammar School, Iponri has emerged winners of this year's edition of PUMA 7-Aside 

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Juventus ran out eventual winners against Crotone on Sunday evening to keep pace with Inter Milan and Napoli at the top of Serie A. Juventus' start to the game seemed to characterise much of the first half; pedestrian football with the occasional hopeful 30 yard attempt. Summer signing Blaise Matuidi had a chance early on after Douglas Costa's mazy run into the box was latched on to by the Frenchman, only to see a wild shot blaze over and wide of the Crotone goal. As well as this, he w 

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