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Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Port Harcourt Club 1928 (golf section) is set to organise a tournament to officially wind up the tenure of its outgoing Captain Emmanuel Okene. About 100 players are expected to participate in 18-hole tournament tagged Captains Cup scheduled to be played from November 18 to 19 at the instance of the members of the club [] 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Bartolo Colon isn't looking to end his MLB career. The 44-year-old pitcher reportedly plans to pitch in the 2018 season if he's signed as a free agent.Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reported the news.Colon, who made his MLB debut in 1997, split the 2017 season with the Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins. He posted a 7-14 record with a 6.48 ERA and 1.59 WHIP.Twins fans gave Colon a standing ovation in his final start with the team last month as anapparent farewell."It was amazing," 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
New England call-up Tammy Abraham says he never considered playing for Nigeria at international level despite repeated overtures from the Nigerian Football Federation.The post Abraham: I don't regret snubbing Nigeria for England appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
AJ Styles beat Jinder Mahal to become the new WWE champion on Tuesday's episode of SmackDown Live, presumably setting up a Survivor Series match that has the wrestling world buzzing.Styles' victory was announced on WWE.com, as Tuesday's SmackDown was taped in the United Kingdom. WWE later made an official announcement on Twitter:It was announced in recent weeks that Survivor Series would host a champion versus champion match with WWE champion Mahal taking on Universal champion Bro 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Tana Aiyejina Mutiu Adepoju says Fridays 2018 World Cup qualifier between Algeria and Nigeria in Constantine is very crucial to the Super Eagles preparations ahead of the Mundial. The Eagles are the first African side to qualify for next years World Cup in Russia after amassing 13 points in Group B that also has Africa [] 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
By Amaechi Agbo Ahead of the Algeria/Nigeria World Cup last qualifier on Friday, the Super Eagles camp opened yesterday in Rabat, Morocco. Meanwhile, Coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has called up Kenneth Omeruo to replace injured midfielder Ogenyi Onazi while Girona FC of Spain forward Olanrewaju Kayode takes the place of Moses Simon, [] 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
By Johnny Edward: 'Sudanese top division club Al Khartoum Watani have appointed Emmanuel Amuneke as their new head coach for the forthcoming season, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Amuneke, who was unveiled Tuesday evening, signed a two-year deal at the club. Amuneke, a former Super Eagles winger and Nigeria U-17s and U-20 coach, replaces Kwesi Appiah who took [] 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Nabil Fekir could become a target for Arsenal after the Lyon star admitted he might be tempted by a switch to the Premier League or La Liga.The France international has been in sensational form this season, and the attacker has consistently found the back of the net.According toCharles Wattsof Football.London, Gunners manager Arsene Wenger might be interested in Fekir, with the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in doubt. Fekir's father has previously stated his son would snub Manches 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger won't be facing any disciplinary action from the English FA for his comments regarding Raheem Sterling. The Frenchman accused Sterling of diving to win a penalty, during the Gunners' 3-1 loss to Manchester City on the weekend, after coming into contact with Nacho Monreal in the Londoners' box. BREAKING: Arsene Wenger will not face FA action for accusing Raheem Sterling of diving to win a penalty - Sky sources #ssn pic.twitter.com/GVONHC12Sw ' Sky Sp 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Australia centre Tevita Kuridrani does not expect anything new from Wales in Saturday's Autumn Test. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
On the same day as the historic Melbourne Cup, another Australian turf race pointedly announced it would be upping its prize money in 2018. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
SV Mainz 05 of Germany defender, Leon Adeyemi Balogun is likely to wear a protective face mask in action for the Super Eagles against Algeria and Argentina after another cheekbone injury on duty for his German Bundesliga club. Balogun suffered the injury at Schalke 04 and was operated on immediately, and initially looked like missing [] 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Flamengo have reportedly told La Liga rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid they'll have to spend at least 30 million to land highly touted forward Lincoln.According to Madrid-based daily Marca (via Calciomercato's Jean-Luca Mascaro), the two Spanish giants will once again go head-to-head for Brazil's latest attacking sensation, after the two also battled it out for his team-mate Vinicius Jr.Los Blancos beat their rivals to his signature, and the good relations between Flamengo and Rea 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
The Merengue are trailing in third in La Liga after a poor start to the season but their former keeper believes they will soon be back to their best 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
The Merengue are trailing in third in La Liga after a poor start to the season but their former keeper believes they will soon be back to their best 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
The former Everton boss has been backed to return to his managerial best after a run of underwhelming performances 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
The former Everton boss has been backed to return to his managerial best after a run of underwhelming performances 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Brazils Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos admitted he felt very emotional after training with his international teammates at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday ahead of their friendly against Japan. The Brazil squad are using the Paris club as their headquarters on Tuesday and Wednesday before heading off for Fridays friendly international at Lille, in northern [] 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre is helping fund research bypharmaceutical company Prevacus, which is developing a drug that would potentially combat concussions on the cellular level.Jenny Vrentas of SI.com detailed the research Tuesday:"The drug, intended to be administered nasally within minutes after diagnosis of a brain injury, is a neurosteroid designed to work by stimulating three different gene promoters in brain cells that turn on cellular survival mechanisms to reduce swelling, 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
With the likes of Henderson, Delph and Sterling all out of the reckoning, the Clarets star will get the chance to shine against Germany and Brazil 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
With the likes of Henderson, Delph and Sterling all out of the reckoning, the Clarets star will get the chance to shine against Germany and Brazil 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Philadelphia Eagles second-year quarterback Carson Wentz threw for 199 yards and four touchdowns en route to Sunday's 51-23 victory over the Denver Broncos. Now 8-1, Philadelphia has reached the nine-game mark with their best record since 2004.This also marks the fifth time in franchise history that the Eagles have opened the season with a record of 8-1 or better, perNFL Communications. The team advanced to the NFL Championship/Super Bowl in each of the four previous occasions.Leading the c 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
The annual U-20 National Football Tournament of the Chief of Army Staff Peace Cup has kicked off in Kebbi State with no fewer than 19 teams from various states in the country to take part in the soccer competition. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Suspended Auburn Tigers assistant coach Chuck Person andRashan Michel have been indicted after they were arrested in September as part of the FBI's investigation into corruption and bribery in college basketball.ESPN.com'sJeff Goodman relayed word fromDepartment of Justice spokesmanNicholas Baise on Tuesday confirming the two had been indicted. Citing a source, Goodman added indictments for the eight other individuals arrested as part of the probe are forthcoming.Yahoo Sports'Dan 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
The College Football Playoff Selection Committee released its second rankings, which look identical to the first within the Top Four. After each program recorded a victory on Saturday, there's no surprise or debate about those spots.As expected, Ohio State and Penn State slid down the pecking order because of conference losses to Iowa and Michigan State on Saturday.Miami and Wisconsin inched closer to the top four. The Hurricanes leapfrogged the Badgers because of a win over a ranked oppone 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Perfection should be enough, right' If every result is positive, common sense suggests a reward should wait at the finish line.The latest concern about the College Football Playoff is Wisconsin potentially being omitted from the final four-team field despite a 13-0 record. And with the Badgers checking in at No. 8 in the selection committee's most recent Top 25, the commotion will be amplified.But that notion puts far too much faith in perfection everywhere except the Wisconsin locker 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
One week in, the College Football Playoff committee apparently feels justified in its initial rankings.There were no changes to the CPF Top Four in the latest rankings released Tuesday. Georgia remains the top-ranked team in the country and is followed by No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 4 Clemson. Oklahoma remains at No. 5, and TCU sits in the sixth spot.Here is a look at how the entire poll played out:1. Georgia2. Alabama3 Notre Dame4. Clemson5. Oklahoma6. TCU7. Miami8. Wisconsin9. Wash 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr tweeted Tuesday what may have been a response to Miko Grimes' claim thatthe Raiders' offensive line purposely allowed him to get injured in Week 4.Carr tweeted and highlighted the following proverb:Earlier in the day, Grimes said on The Breakfast Club radio show Oakland's offensive line essentially set Carr up to get injured after a locker-room disagreement regarding kneeling during the national anthem, per Revolt TV:Carr suffered the injury 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker provided 18 points, two rebounds, two steals and one assist during Monday's 98-92 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.In doing so, he became the fourth-youngest player (21 years and seven days) to reach 3,000 points, per the Elias Sports Bureau (viaESPN.com).Booker emerged as an every night 20-point threat last season, reaching that mark 47 times and averaging 22.1 points per contest, per Basketball Reference. He also put together a historic 70-point game agai 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard received a $25,000 fine from the NBA for directing an obscene gesture toward a fan in Charlotte's 112-94 defeat to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, the NBA announced.In October, the league fined Phoenix Suns rookie Josh Jackson $35,000 for a similar offense. Jackson was guilty of using inappropriate language toward a fan in addition to making an obscene gesture.Howard's outburst came during what is an otherwise productive first season with th 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Ex-international Bright Omokaro has advised Super Eagles handlers to ensure that the players are psychologically prepared for their encounter with Argentina on Nov. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
English cricket bosses must strike a balance "between censure and support" once they conclude their review into Ben Stokes' off-field conduct. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Ekong: We Aim to Finish the Qualifiers Unbeaten 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
A former Nigeria international Michael Emenalo has resigned from his position as Chelseas technical director.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});1234567891011 News by states Click on a state to view related news var $m=jQuery.noConflict(); $m(document).ready(function() { $m('#myimage').mapster({ showToolTip: true, singleSelect : true, clickNavigate : true, scaleMap: true, fillOpacity: 0.3, fillColor: 'd40e01', strokeWidth: 2, mapKey: 'data-key', areas: 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
MICHAEL Emenalo has ended his 10year association with Chelsea following his sudden departure as the club's technical director with questions continuing to mount over Antonio Conte's managerial reign. The news surrounding the 52-year-old, who could be set to join Monaco, will come as a major blow to owner Roman Abramovich. Abramovich had used the Nigerian [] 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Michael Emenalo has resigned from his position as Chelsea's technical director. The former Nigeria international joined the Blues in 2007, but has now called time on his association with the club as speculation continues to rage over the future of manager Antonio Conte. 'This has been a very difficult decision to make, but one I [] 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
England release seven players back to their clubs before Saturday's international against Argentina at Twickenham. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
The two old rivals of European football will clash at Wembley on Friday but the Three Lions are missing a host of key players 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has said that Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is his number one target to become the new manager at Goodison Park, and Liverpool fans can't get enough of the high expectations set by the owner. Everton's majority shareholder Moshiri is being very ambitious in thinking that Simeone would take the job, although the Red half of Liverpool believe that the Argentinianwould never leave Madrid midway through the season, according toTalkSport. More likely... 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
By Adeboye Amosu: Newly promoted Nigeria Professional Football League outfit Yobe Desert Stars have appointed Mohammed Babaganaru as their new head coach, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. He signed the deal in Damaturu on Tuesday. The club were also linked with the duo of Abdullahi Biffo and Alphonsus Dike but have now settled for the experienced tactician. Babaganaru [] 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
By Bamidele Boluwaji: Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa says he is looking forward to good games against Algeria and Argentina respectively, Completesportsnigeria.com reports Nigeria will take on Algeria in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Friday while they face Argentina in an international friendly four days later in Russia. The FC IfeanyiUbah first choice [] 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
European No 1 Tommy Fleetwood says he plans to take-up his option of PGA Tour membership from the start of the New Year. Fleetwood, 26, earned enough prize-money from his 10 appearances in PGA Tour-counting events in 2017, including second in the WGC'Mexico Championship and fourth at the US Open to end the PGA year ...The post Fleetwood to target PGA Tour next year appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay, who pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies, was killed in a plane crash at the age of 40 on Tuesday.Per Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Pasco County Sheriff's Department confirmed Halladay was killed in a plane crash in theGulf of Mexico.Major League Baseball and the Phillies offered their condolences on Twitter after learning of Hallday's death:Halladay pitched 16 seasons in MLB with the Blue Jays and Phillies. He was 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
GAC Motor Nigeria has sustained sports engineering and development in the country with first class funding, progressive initiatives with greater emphasis in Lagos State, the center stage of the nations sports growth. Demonstration of this feat, is woven around GAC Motor ongoing partnership with the Access Bank, Lagos State City Marathon, scheduled for 10th February []The post GAC Motor leverages Lagos to boost Nigerias sports development appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from N 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Such was Andrea Pirlo's level of skill, Gennaro Gattuso opted to use a colourful analogy to describe his own abilities in comparison. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
German football chiefs want to reorganise refereeing in the Bundesliga after the head of their fledgeling video refereeing (VAR) system was sacked amidst accusations of bias.The post Germany to reorganise Bundesliga refereeing amidst accusations of VAR bias appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
For one night, LeBron James' mood should improve.After the Cleveland Cavaliers forward posted a cryptic Instagram post Monday to apparently vent frustration in some form or another, the Wine and Gold downed the Milwaukee Bucks 124-119 at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday evening to capture just their second win since Oct. 24.James stabilized the Cavaliers on both ends with 30 points, nine assists, eight rebounds and three steals, while Kevin Love erupted for a season-high 32 points (9-of-14 sh 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Milwaukee Bucks superstar GiannisAntetokounmpo will remain part of the Nike family after re-signing with the apparel giant on Tuesday.Antetokounmpo announced his new deal with Nike on Twitter:Per ESPN's Nick DePaula and Darren Rovell,Antetokounmpo's deal includes his own signature shoe with the earliest release date for the"Giannis 1" coming during the fall of 2019.DePaula and Rovell notedAntetokounmpo's original four-year contract with Nike expired on Oct. 1, and he rec 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Greg Monroe reportedly may not be long for the desert.According to ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Phoenix Suns "will likely explore trade possibilities" after acquiring Monroe Tuesday in a trade that sent Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks.Wojnarowski added it's "unlikely" Monroe will be with the Suns through season's end since he's on an expiring deal.On top of that, Monroe's not a natural fit in a logjammed Suns frontcourt that also includes Ma 
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