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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [30 DECEMBER, 2017].


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Wikki Tourist defender Abdullahi Musa is one of the players making waves at the CHAN Eagles camp in Abuja, the player known for his combative style is among those expected to make the final squad to Morocco. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The ex-Gunners striker believes the Chilean's team-mates have turned against him as he pushes for a move, with it time for Arsene Wenger to cash in 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
By Albert Akota There was much glamour and panache as Argungu United FC of Argungu edged New Stars FC of Kebbi 3-2 in the grand finale of the annual Mohammed Sanusi Kebbi State Annual Super League held in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday. Sponsored by Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, the General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, the [] 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal as they continue the fight to hold on to Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal as they continue the fight to hold on to Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Arsenal reportedly want Wilfried Zaha to replace Alexis Sanchez, while Theo Walcott is said to be considering a move away in January but would prefer a loan deal.Manager Arsene Wenger is keen to bring in the Crystal Palace attacker if Sanchez leaves, possibly for Manchester City, either in January or next summer, according to David Woods at the Daily Star.Sanchez's future looks increasingly like it lies away from Arsenal, particularly after he scored twice in Thursday's 3-2 win over Cr 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Theo Walcott could be set to return to Southampton after failing to make an impression on Arsenal's starting XI this season.James Bengeof theLondon Evening Standardreported the Saints could swoop for the England international after selling Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool for 75 million. Southampton coachMauricio Pellegrino has said he would like to sign two players in the coming weeks, with Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge and Fulham'sRyan Sessegnon under consideration.However, Benge sug 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Australia recall left-arm spinner Ashton Agar for the final Ashes Test against England in Sydney starting on 4 January. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Three days away from the Rose Bowl, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has been unable to attend his recent media sessions due to an illness.Per ESPN.com's Jake Trotter, Mayfield missed a team function atLawry's Beef Bowl on Thursday evening and a Friday morning press conference with what Oklahoma officials said is an undisclosed illness.However, Mayfield did practice Friday, per Trotter:PerDennis Doddof CBS Sports, an Oklahoma spokesman said Mayfield has"no voice to speak of.&qu 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Barcelona have been told they will have to pay50 million to sign midfielder Arthur from Gremio, while contract negotiations with Sergi Roberto have reportedly stalled.Gremio vice president Odorico Roman has said the Brazilian will not be sold for less than his release clause, per Cope (h/t FourFourTwo).He said: "Gremio renewed Arthur's contract for three years, his clause is 50 million and we do not plan to sell for less. If Barca come with an offer of 25 or 30 million euros, Arthur wi 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin will return to the starting lineup Friday night against the Los Angeles Lakers after missing the previous 14 games with a sprained MCL.According to ESPN.com's Ohm Youngmisuk, head coach Doc Rivers said Griffin will not be on a minutes restriction. Rather, the team plans to monitor his conditioning and adjust his playing time accordingly.Prior to hitting the shelf, Griffin was averaging 23.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game while 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Chelsea need to do things a little differently, and cause a former favourite problems in the process 

Sat, 30 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 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Chelsea will today have their sights set on leapfrogging Manchester United into second spot after beating Brighton on Boxing Day. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been talking about the futures of key players Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois amid speculation both players could leave for Real Madrid.Hazard's father, Thierry, has said that his son has rejected a new deal with Chelsea so "he could follow the interest of Real, whom he could he see himself playing for," per Le Soir (h/t Miles Chambersat Goal).However, Thierry, also said "there is no contact from Real," but the Belgian is clearly keepin 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Chelsea could switch their attentions to Porto wing-backAlex Telles after their failure to land Alex Sandro of Juventus.According toA Bola(h/tLucas Spositoof Sport Witness), the Premier League champions are monitoring the player, but Juve are also in the hunt to sign him. Telles has been linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge in the past, and his representative has hinted his client could one day move to west London.Speaking toSport Witnessin July,agent Fernando Otto said he has previously disc 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
BY BOLAJI OKUNOLA Former Watford of England and Super Eagles' striker, Odion Ighalo has revealed that 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson suffered an apparent right knee injury and was carted off the field in the second quarter of Friday's Music City Bowl against the Kentucky Wildcats.The injury occurred on the second play of the period after running backJeremy Larkin hit Thorson on a throwback pass down the left sideline.Thorson was replaced under center by Matt Alviti.As a junior, Thorson completed 60.6 percent of his passes for 2,809 yards, 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He als 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The Blues are likely to face a fight to keep their star player this summer, with the Liga champions having been strongly linked with a move 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The Blues are likely to face a fight to keep their star player this summer, with the Liga champions having been strongly linked with a move 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Nigeria bobsled driver Seun Adigun has made a habit of striving to go where no others have gone before. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Dana White's meetings with Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s camp have been to discuss the UFC president's desire to get into promoting boxing.In an interview with TMZ Sports, White said his discussions with the Mayweather team have nothing to do with the 40-year-old boxing legend's fighting in mixed martial arts."I've been very honest about it," White said. "I'm getting into boxing. I want to get into boxing. In 2018, the next couple of months, I'm meeting 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The Green Bay Packers and wide receiver Davante Adams reportedly agreed to terms Friday on a four-year, $58 million contract extension that includes an $18 million signing bonus, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The deal also includes a $32 million payout over the first two years.Adams, 25, was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2017 season.According toSpotrac, Adams' $14.5 million average annual salary will be the fourth-highest in the NFL next season beh 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Dave Gettleman was introduced as the New York Giants' general manager Friday, and his first order of business was to address the futures of Odell Beckham Jr. and Eli Manning.Per ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan, Gettleman made it sound like he has no reservations about bringing back the Giants' star wide receiver and quarterback in 2018."It makes a lot of sense, doesn't it'" Gettleman said about re-signing Beckham. "You know [former Giants general manager], Ernie 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward announced his intention to enter the 2018 NFL draft prior to Friday's Cotton Bowl Classic against USC.Ward announced shortly before kickoff he would not be suiting up with his teammates for their bowl game:Per an official release from Ohio State, viaDan Hope of Eleven Warriors, Ward will not return for his senior season next year.The junior corner recorded 37 tackles and two interceptions in 13 games for the Buckeyes in 2017.B/R NFL draft analyst Matt Mille 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are reportedly planning to stick with head coach Dirk Koetter in 2018 despite rumors that Jon Gruden could be headed back to the sidelines.According to theTampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud, "theGlazer family, which owns the team, informed Koetter Friday afternoon that he would not be fired despite a 4-11 record which includes a pair of five-game losing streaks."NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed Koetter will be back for a third season at the helm.The new 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The January transfer window will open in three days and it must be a window of opportunity for some Super Eagles players desirous of being in Gernot Rohr's 23-man squad to feature at the 2018 FIFA World Cup that kicks off in Russia on June 14. The mix of these 23 players who will be [] 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid said Friday he's "completely fine" with teams potentially choosing not to sign him in free agency because he's protested social injustice and racial inequality by kneeling during the national anthem."I wouldn't use the word concerned," Reid said when asked about whether his protests could affect his free agency opportunities, according to ESPN.com's Nick Wagoner. "I would say I understand that's a possibility. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The Chelsea legend who is gearing up for life after retirement from football has been encouraged to delve into the political world 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Over a year after the horrific car crash, the defender met with the first person who rescued his life 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The Liverpool teenager's assertion that racism is not being taken seriously by football's authorities has prompted two formal complaints 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The Liverpool teenager's assertion that racism is not being taken seriously by football's authorities has prompted two formal complaints 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
BBC Sport users selected more than 100,000 teams of the year - so who makes your combined 2017 XV 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Fernandinho: Pep is a great leader 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
George Weah: From Soccer Turf to Presidency 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Guardiola Targets Bayern Record with Crystal Palace 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Before Friday's 1-0 win at Crotone, the Slovakian revealed that the Argentine great had given him a gift for breaking his scoring record 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Before Friday's 1-0 win at Crotone, the Slovakian revealed that the Argentine great had given him a gift for breaking his scoring record 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
By Adeboye Amosu:The home-based Super Eagles (Home Eagles) beat Nigeria Nationwide League One club Oyah FC 2-0 in a test game in Abuja on Friday. Rabiu Ali (penalty) and Anthony Okpotu scored both goals for Salisu Yusufs men in the encounter. It was their second test game since they set up camp in Abuja ahead [] 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Manchester United are currently 15 points behind the Premier League leaders, and the Portuguese once again has them in his sights 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Manchester United are currently 15 points behind the Premier League leaders, and the Portuguese once again has them in his sights 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
For the third time in the past six seasons, Northwestern has won 10 games after a thrilling24-23victory over Kentucky in the 2017 Music City Bowl.Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald opted to go for it on fourth-and-1 from his own 39 with a 24-17 leadone of several questionable coaching decisions late in the game.Matt Alviti's quarterback sneak was stuffed, leading to Stephen Johnson's nine-yard touchdown run that cut the deficit to one with 37 seconds remaining.Rather than play for 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
JUVENTUS have rejected an offer of 70million plus Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Manchester United for Paulo Dybala. It is understood the reigning Serie A champions want around 86m for the highly-rated Argentinian ' which is the same price as Antoine Griezmanns buy-out clause. The Frenchman had been Uniteds prime target, howeverJose Mourinho believes the money would [] 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The Tottenham forward reveals all about his incredible 2017 - and hopes for even more in 2018 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The club's record purchase of Virgil van Dijk does not increase the prospect of the Brazilian leaving Anfield 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The club's record purchase of Virgil van Dijk does not increase the prospect of the Brazilian leaving Anfield