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Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Idris Adesina Over 200 kickboxers are expected to feature in the 2017 Governor Seriake Dickson National Kickboxing Championships in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, from December 14 to 18. According to the organisers, the competition holds at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenagoa. Vice-president of the Kickboxing Federation of Nigeria, Gospel Obolo, [] 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
The 26 teams for the zonal stages of the Zenith Bank/Delta State Principals Cup football competition for secondary schools have been grouped into 10. Head of the organising team, Tony Pemu, at the weekend explained that quarterfinalists would emerge at the end of the zonal competition between January 23 and 26. Zone A with venue [] 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Over 6,000 participants drawn from over 100 various Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are currently jostling for medals at this years Federation of Public Service Games (FEPSGA), which started in Bauchi yesterday. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
While Packers fans eagerly await the return of quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the coaching staff hasn't given any confirmation he will be active for Week 15."This is a medical decision," head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. "[Team physician] Dr. [Patrick] McKenzie is in touch with a number of medical experts. ... We'll see what medical information comes back."ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the team believes it will have an answer on 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
By Adeboye Amosu in Kano: Akwa United and MFM FC played out a 1-1 draw in their Group B clash in the Nigeria Professional Football League Super Six on Monday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Adegboyega Adekunle scored the curtain raiser for MFM, nodding home from a corner in the 56th minute, while Ajibola Oteybeye restored parity for [] 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
The Blues boss confirmed that the club's No.9 will miss the trip to Yorkshire on Tuesday evening due to a back complaint 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
The Blues boss confirmed that the club's No.9 will miss the trip to Yorkshire on Tuesday evening due to a back complaint 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis was inactive for Monday's game against the Houston Rockets, according toJim Eichenhofer of Pelicans.com.Davis originally suffered the injury on Dec. 1 against the Utah Jazz. After missing three games, Davis would return to play against the Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers before being ruled out on Monday.Davis has steadily developed into one of the league's most valuable players since New Orleans selected him with the first overal 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Arsenal FC has been drawn against Swedish side, stersund, in the Europa League round of 32. Spanish giant, Atltico Madrid, will face FC Copenhagen while Borussia Dortmund will slug itThe post Arsenal, Celtic get Europa League round of 32 opponents appeared first on TheCable. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
The comprehensive guide for an Australian fan keen to watch the Socceroos at World Cup 2018 in Russia 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
The comprehensive guide for an Australian fan keen to watch the Socceroos at World Cup 2018 in Russia 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Barcelona's Lionel Messi is the best player in the history of football, not Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Camp Nou spokesman Josep Vives.Ronaldo claimed he was the best player of all time after tying Messi's record by winning a fifth Ballon d'Or last week, but Vives insisted the former Manchester United star was mistaken, perMarca: "Respect to the Ballon d'Or and to Cristiano Ronaldo.We have always considered him a great player and a great competitor 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
By Albert Akota Activities heralding the 36th edition of Federation of Public Service Games began last Thursday, December 7, 2017 with pre-games seminar for officials and team managers just as arrival of athletes, screening and accreditation that followed days later. The formal opening ceremony will be performed this afternoon by Representative of President Muhammadu Buhari, [] 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Richard Bailey from South Shields Football Club is named the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero for the North East. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Blaine Gabbert has started at quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals in each of the last four games and has reportedly done enough to inspire contract extension discussions.On Monday, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 reported the Cardinals "reached out" to Gabbert's representatives to discuss an extension with the signal-caller, who is set to be a free agent following the 2017 campaign.The report follows what general manager Steve Keim said Monday, "I don't think there 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
By Adeboye Amosu in Kano: Plateau United head coach Kennedy Boboye insists his team will get better with time after they rallied back to pick a point against Enyimba in their Nigeria Professional Football League Super Six clash at the Sani Abacha Stadium on Monday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. The NPFL champions needed a late penalty converted [] 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
The snow fell and so, one by one, have the Premier League title contenders by virtue of Manchester City winning the 175th Manchester derby and opening up a formidable 11-point lead that has all but ended this race. It is December but this feels over. It is surely now all about who finishes second, third []The post BREAKING: Manchester City remains unstoppable, beats Manchester United 2-1 Away (Video) appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Egypt star Mohamed Salah won the prestigious BBC African Player of the Year award on Monday, rewarded for a 2017 packed with sparkling displays for Liverpool, Roma and his national team.The post Breaking: Salah named BBC African player of the year appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are just 1-5 both straight up and against the spread in six bowl games under coach Rick Stockstill. The Arkansas State Red Wolves are 1-2 both outright and ATS in three bowls under coach Blake Anderson. A .500 team from Conference USA hooks up with a 6-2 outfit from the Sun Beltwhen Middle Tennessee meets Arkansas State in the Camellia Bowl on Saturday night in Montgomery. College football point spread: The Red Wolves opened as 3.5-point favorites, according t 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Second-placed Cardiff City score twice in the closing minutes to snatch a dramatic Championship point at Reading. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Champions Plateau Utd Held By Enyimba 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has said the Nigerian team will strive to better its bronze-winning outing at the 2014 African Nations Championship (CHAN). Ahead of the CHAN 2018 holdingThe post CHAN 2018: Our target is the final, says home-based Eagles captain appeared first on TheCable. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
The Blues are out of the title race as their big-spending rivals get a return on their investment, and the Belgian star's exit could come next 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
The Blues are out of the title race as their big-spending rivals get a return on their investment, and the Belgian star's exit could come next 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
EPL Champions, Chelsea FC will face Laliga runner up, Barcelona in the 16 Round of the Champions League following the draw held yesterday. Manchester United have been drawn against Sevilla in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Real Madrid must overcome Paris Saint-Germain if they are to defend their title. As group winners, [] 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Chelsea have reportedly made contact with Everton's Ross Barkleyagain to find out what they need to do to lure the playmaker to Stamford Bridge in January.According to MailOnline's Matt Barlow, Barkley snubbed a move to Chelsea in the summer as he preferred a switch to Tottenham Hotspur, but the Blues are preparing to go in for the Englishman again after Spurs did not sign him at the start of the season.Chelsea could still have a fight on their hands with their London rivals over Barkl 

Tue, 12 Dec 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 

Tue, 12 Dec 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 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Chris Bosh's mother Freida told TMZ Sportsthe former Miami Heat All-Star is attempting to evict her even though she denies drug trafficking charges.TMZ reported Friday police raided the Texas home where Freida lives and reportedly "found evidence connecting Freida's house with a drug trafficking operation."However, Freida said the issue stemmed from a former short-term tenant and has nothing to do with her. According to TMZ, she rented out the home to cover legal bills to fig 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Defending champions Saracens are handed a record home European defeat by Clermont Auvergne in their rearranged game on Monday. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Antonio Conte conceded that Chelsea are not in the title race after suffering their fourth Premier League defeat of the season at West Ham United. Marko Arnautovics early goal was enough to give West Ham their first Premier League win since September against a lacklustre Chelsea, who directed just two of their 19 shots on []The post Conte gives up hope of retaining title appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Chelsea manager and captain Antonio Conte and Gary Cahill are both confident of their prospects against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League round of 16. The Premier League champions were drawn against old foes Barcelona on Monday. The first leg will be played at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday 20 February, with the return billed for [] 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari suffered a glute injury in Saturday night's game against the Washington Wizards and will now miss a couple of games, according to Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.The 29-year-old had been out about a month because of a different glute injury before returning for the last two games, but he apparently has developed a new issue.This is yet another setback for the injury-plagued Gallinari. He suffered a groin injury last season and tore his ACL during t 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Borussia Dortmund have sacked head coach Peter Bosz and installed former Cologne boss Peter Stoger as his replacement until the end of the season. Dortmund won six of their opening seven league games to top the table in a highly promising start to Boszs reign, but after a collapse in their form a 2-1 defeat []The post Dortmund fire Bosz, bring in Stoger appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson announced his girlfriend Lauren Hashian is pregnant with their second child in an Instagram post Monday:The post, which includes a picture of their one-year-old daughter Jasmine, noted the couple is expecting a girl. Johnson also has a 16-year-old daughter from his previous marriage.Expecting another child adds to an already busy schedule for Johnson.The former WWE star has made sporadic appearances on wrestling shows over the last few years, although he is no 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
England's Football Association has asked Manchester United and Manchester City for their "observations" over a fracas involving players and coaches from both teams following Sunday's key Premier League game. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
England's Football Association has asked Manchester United and Manchester City for their "observations" over a fracas involving players and coaches from both teams following Sunday's key Premier League game. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Former Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama, made a return to action for the first time in over seven months on Saturday for Lilles U-18s in their 3-1 win over Croix in the French fourth tier, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Enyeama sustained a knee injury while playing for Lille in April, and it took close to eight months []The post Enyeama back in action for Lille appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
After regaining his spot at the summit of the Premier League scorer's chart, the 25-year-old hooked up with one of his favourite entertainment stars 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
After regaining his spot at the summit of the Premier League scorer's chart, the 25-year-old hooked up with one of his favourite entertainment stars 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Manchester United and Manchester City have been asked for observations by the FA after a tunnel altercation at Old Trafford on Sunday, Skysports reports. Jose Mourinho was irked by the loud music and celebrations from the Manchester Citys open dressing room as he made his way to his post-match press conference following their 2-1 defeat [] 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Expect Romelu Lukaku and Dele Alli to get back to goalscoring form before long, while Sam Allardyce's Everton could have a bargain for your lineup 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Expect Romelu Lukaku and Dele Alli to get back to goalscoring form before long, while Sam Allardyce's Everton could have a bargain for your lineup 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Kent Farrington won the Rolex Grand Prix at the 2017 CHI Geneva, one of the top events in equestrian show jumping. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
After the Socceroos secured their place in next year's finals in Russia, Goal takes a look at who is aiming to break into Ange Postecoglou's squad 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
After the Socceroos secured their place in next year's finals in Russia, Goal takes a look at who is aiming to break into Ange Postecoglou's squad 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Olivier Giroud proved to be Arsenals super-sub once again as he rescued a 1-1 draw two minutes from time at Southampton. Charlie Austin fired an early opener for Mauricio Pellegrinos hosts his fifth in three Premier League starts this season and the striker was unlucky not to have more to show for the []The post Giroud rescues mis-firing Arsenal appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Guillem Balague dissects Manchester United's post-match fracas with their city rivals after being downed at home by the blues. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Lewis Hamilton says he has not considered the prospect of retiring from Formula One before the current engine regulation cycle expires in 2020.