SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [4TH DECEMBER, 2017].


Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youths and Sports, says Nigeria is prepared to make a statement at Russia 2018, adding that Fridays draw was a decent one. Nigeria on Friday in Moscow drew Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in Group D of the competitions first round phase. It was the fifth time Nigeria were being drawn []The post #Russia2018: Nigeria ready to make a statement says Sports Minister, Dalung appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

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Mon, 04 Dec 2017
West Ham won praise from David Moyes for their battling defeat at Manchester City but teenager Declan Rice came in for some criticism. 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The leader of Yoruba social cultural group, Odua People Congress, Otunba Gani Adams, has unveiled plans to organise an U-20 football competition in his capacity as the new Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land. He revealed this at the final of annual Otunba Gani Adams U-13 football competition held at the National Stadium, Lagos, as Mauri Feeders Football Club of Agege defeated B Unit Football Club of Surulere 2-0 to emerge champions. The Aare Ona Kakanfo-designate also urged the Federal Government to 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Struggling Championship club Hull City that parade Super Eagles defender Ola Aina have relieved Leonid Slutsky of his duties as manager of the club. Hull made the announcement on their official website on Sunday night. Slutskys removal was as a result of Hulls unconvincing results of just four wins in their 20 league games. They [] 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Los Angeles Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals after suffering an elbow injury, per Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times.Ogletree intercepted a pass and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown, flipping into the end zone.Alden Gonzalez of ESPN didn't believe the linebacker hurt himself in the celebration, although it's unclear when he picked up the injury.Durability has been a defining factor in Ogletree's career outside th 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Dinamo Zagrebs Algeria international El Arabi Hillal Soudani has advised the Croatian national team to pay special attention to Nigeria in the 2018 World Cup while listing Chelsea star Victor Moses and skipper Mikel Obi as the top players on the Super Eagles team. I did not play due to injury in one game, but I was watching them and I can say that Nigeria are an extremely powerful team. Especially physically powerful, really powerful players, Soudani told sportske.jutarnji.hr. Apart from that, a 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Newly appointed Head Coach of Sudanese top division club Khartoum Al- Watani Football Club, Emmanuel 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Phil Neville says there are signs Manchester City have the same qualities as Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United team. 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The former AC Milan and Bayern Munich boss has no interest in taking over the national team and recommended Serie A switch to 18 teams 


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Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The former AC Milan and Bayern Munich boss has no interest in taking over the national team and recommended Serie A switch to 18 teams 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
After being benched in favor of Geno Smith, Eli Manning could potentially be looking at retirement.His father, Archie, discussed the possibility Thursday after saying the Giants' decision "just flat broke his heart,"via Ian Rapoport of NFL.com."Eli might say, 'I've had enough. I'm feeling good. I've got a beautiful wife, three little girls, I'm healthy. And that's it.' So there's no sense speculating," Archie Manning said.Eli Manni 


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Mon, 04 Dec 2017
David de Gea's record display at Arsenal, the European chart topped by Kevin de Bruyne, plus the Premier League's own goal king. 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
La Liga leaders FC Barcelona were held to a 2-2 home draw by Celta Vigo on Saturday as their former assistant coach Juan Carlos Unzue dented their title hopes. The Catalans dropped points for the second game in a row for the first time this campaign. Celta striker Iago Aspas silenced the Nou Camp by []The post Barca held by Celta, Messi ends goal drought appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The New York Giants fell to 2-10 with Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders at Oakland Coliseum, but head coach Ben McAdoo didn't sound like someone who was ready to be fired in the aftermath."I'm gonna coach this team as long as my key card works," he said, per Art Stapleton of The Record.Giants executive vice president Steve Tisch offered "no comment" on McAdoo's status after the contest, per Jordan Raanan of ESPN.That doesn't seem to bode well 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was apologetic after the game with Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott regarding a late hit by Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.Prescott Rossi of WROC in Rochester, New York, shared a video of the interaction between Belichick and McDermott after New England's 23-3 win. Belichick can be heard saying sorry and describing Gronkowski's hit as "bulls--t" (video contains NSFW language):Following an interception by Tre'Daviou 


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Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The Houston Texans announced wide receiver Braxton Miller suffered a concussion Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and will not return.Miller was in the midst of his best game of the season, racking up four catches for 71 yards, including a 57-yard catch-and-run. He only had 77 total receiving yards on the year coming into the day.The Texans selected Miller in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft, but he had a quiet rookie season, tallying 15 catches for 99 yards and one touchdown. He appeared 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Katie Archibald wins her second gold medal of the Track World Cup as she teams up with Eleanor Dickinson in the women's madison. 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng hit a superb winning goal 10 minutes from time to seal Eintracht Frankfurts 2-1 comeback victory at his ex-club Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on Sunday. In falling snow at Berlins Olympic Stadium, the 30-year-old Boateng unleashed a superb shot from the edge of the area to leave Hertha goalkeeper Rune [] 

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Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The Minnesota Vikings won their eighth game in a row with Sunday's 14-9 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on the road at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.Case Keenum was 25-of-30 for 227 yards and two touchdowns in the win, and the pair of Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon combined for 100 yards on the ground.Former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz thought this was a statement victory for Minnesota:The Vikings entered Week 13 ranked sixth in defensive efficiency, according toFootball O 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The Brai Ayonote Boxing Gym was occupied by an assemblage of unusual boxers Saturday, December 2. Kid boxers from across Lagos State came out in their numbers to compete in the annual Kiddies Boxing Competition organized by the Child Dignity Foundation (CDF).The post CDF Kiddies boxing competition for talent discovery ' Awogu appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Referees and Assistant Referees penciled for the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Morocco 2018 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase turned heads Sunday during his team's 35-9 victory over the Denver Broncos by attempting an onside kick in the final quarter with a 33-9 advantage."He's mad at somebody in this organization," Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said of the coach who used to be on Denver's staff, per Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com. "... It looked like he was trying to embarrass us. But I guess that what happens, they haven't won too many games, a bi 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The manager believes the two-time Premier League champion can scale even greater heights at Stamford Bridge, expressing hope he'll sign a new deal 


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Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The manager believes the two-time Premier League champion can scale even greater heights at Stamford Bridge, expressing hope he'll sign a new deal 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Before we begin, let us take a moment to acknowledge the obvious: Alabama's inclusion in the College Football Playoff, its fourth appearance in as many years, is without a doubt contentious. No matter the metric or means of assessment, one could make an argument, and probably a solid one, that Ohio State belonged in the CFP.The following words aren't meant to douse those emotional flames or argue this stance. Be mad if you please at the selection committee and the way it handled its fi 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Coach Zlatko Dalic reveals Croatia will treat Nigeria with caution at next year's FIFA World Cup. The Europeans, making their fourth global football showpiece got zoned in Group D alongside Argentina and Iceland. They will be facing the Super Eagles for the first time ever in Kaliningrad on June 16 and the 51-year-old discloses the Fiery Ones are cautious of taking on the unfamiliar three-time African champions. 'The Nigerians are an unknown team and we have to study them well,' D 


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Mon, 04 Dec 2017
By James Agberebi: Croatia star Ivan Perisic scored a hat-trick as Inter Milan thrashed Chievo Verona 5-0 in Serie A at San Siro on Sunday.Perisics international teammate provided an assist for the home side second goal. Perisic opened scoring in the 23rd minute before Argentine forward Mauro Icardi doubled their lead on 38 minutes. Both [] 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Daniel Abt's joy following his maiden Formula E win didn't last long. 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The New York Jets earned an impressive win over the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, but the coaching staff also had to deal with some internal discipline for some key players on the defense.According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN.com, linebacker Darron Lee was a healthy scratch after showing up late to practice on Saturday. Defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson missed almost the first quarter for being late to a team meeting.Wilkerson responded with a big effort against the Chiefs, leading the team with s 

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Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Nigeria will play the first round of their qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in Bamako, Mali. DTigers are in Group B with Uganda, Rwanda, and Mali. According to FIBA, the first round tournament will run from February 23 to 25, 2018. The first round of the qualifiers has countries divided into four groups [] 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Solomon Dalung, the minister of youths and sports, says Nigeria is prepared to make a statement at Russia 2018, adding that Fridays draw was a decent one. Nigeria on FridayThe post Eagles are underdogs but theyll make a statement, says Dalung on World Cup appeared first on TheCable. 

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Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Fashanu Warns Nigeria, Places Bogey Tag on Iceland 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Premier League leaders Manchester City showed the spirit of champions as they fought back from a goal down to beat West Ham, while David De Gea delivered a goalkeeping masterclass in Manchester Uniteds win at Arsenal. Eden Hazard dazzled for Chelsea and Sam Allardyce made a winning start with Everton. Here are five things we [] 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The Super Eagles attacker was in top form as he netted a brace and contributed an assist to see the Townspeople return to winning ways 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The Flamingos battled to a 1-1 draw in the second round, first leg 2018 U17 Womens World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa on Sunday. Joy Jerry put Nigeria in front after 20 minutes as they struggled to cope with the biting weather. The cold affected the Flamingos even more in the second half, [] 


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Mon, 04 Dec 2017
It will be a birthday that Daniel Abt will never forget. 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Rickie Fowler hits a stunning 11-under-par 61 to win the Hero World Challenge as Tiger Woods caps his return from injury with a solid final round. 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The Argentine led the way in a 4-0 win that sets up a showdown with crosstown rival Tigres to decide the Apertura champion 


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Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The Argentine led the way in a 4-0 win that sets up a showdown with crosstown rival Tigres to decide the Apertura champion 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The 2017 League Bloggers Awards (LBA) end-of-season ceremony held on Tuesday in Lagos at Sheraton Hotel Ikeja where winners were decorated in 13 categories for their outstanding performances in the Nigeria Professional Football League, the National League and the Nigeria Womens Premier League. 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Double Olympic champion Jade Jones secures her second successive World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final title in Ivory Coast. 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Geno Smith couldn't lead the New York Giants to a victory against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, but he had words for former coach Rex Ryan afterward."I did see one of my ex-coaches say he didn't want me to be his quarterback," Smith said following the Giants' 24-17 loss, per Bob Glauber of Newsday. "That really upset me. I saved his job in 2013. We fought our ass for him both years. For him to say that shows how much of a coward he is."Ryan coached Smith with 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The Miami Marlins have agreed to the "general framework" of trades with the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants to move 2017 National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton, MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported Sunday.According to Morosi, the deals are pending Stanton's approval. The right fielder has a full no-trade clause as part of the 13-year, $325 million contract he signed with Miami in 2014.ESPN's Buster Olney reported Friday that the Giants met with Stanton's re 


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Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The FA chief believes the Three Lions have found the man to take them through the next few tournaments, no matter what happens in Russia next summer 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The FA chief believes the Three Lions have found the man to take them through the next few tournaments, no matter what happens in Russia next summer 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Nigeria's Olaide 'Fijaborn' Fijabi has vowed to win the African Boxing Union (ABU)light welterweight 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
GOtv Boxing Night 13: Fijabi Vows To Win ABU Title 

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Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The Manchester City manager conceded his striker is still working his way back to top form after returning from a broken rib 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The Manchester City manager conceded his striker is still working his way back to top form after returning from a broken rib 

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