SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [7TH DECEMBER, 2017].


Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Ben Pearce gives us his five talking points as Tottenham down APOEL Nicosia in the final Champions League group match at Wembley. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Brenton Cox, a 5-star defensive end from Stockbridge, Georgia, decommitted from the Ohio State Buckeyes Wednesday following an official visit to the Alabama Crimson Tide on Dec. 1.Cox made his decision official on Twitter:With his commitment now open, Cox will have to scour the market quickly since he plans to enroll early at the school of his choosing.According to 247Sports'Hank South, Cox met with Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt on Monday and is "expected to visit Georgia 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Former United States soccer star Abby Wambach said her car was vandalized with hate speech after it was briefly stolen.In a post on Instagram, Wambach noted the three people who took the car stole gifts to her wife and used a Sharpie to write hate speech on the inside of the vehicle:PerTMZ Sports, law enforcement has been made aware of the situation and is currently conducting an investigation.The 37-year-old Wambach appeared in 255 games as a member of the United States soccer team from 2001-15 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Vincent Aboubakar's double helped Porto secure second place in Champions League Group G with a rampant win over Monaco. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The President of the Bobsled & Skeleton Federation of Nigeria, Solomon Ogba, has attributed the success of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon to the vision of Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. Ogba, who was President of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria between 2009 and April 2017, said: 'Lagos has all the ingredients to host a world-class marathon. As President of the AFN, I approached many officials of the Lagos State Government but they didn't welcome the idea. A few wee 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The sports apparel giant's official match ball for next year's tournament is more than just a football 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The sports apparel giant's official match ball for next year's tournament is more than just a football 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has broken his silence on why Argentina surprisingly lost 4-2 to Nigeria in an international friendly in Krasnodar on November 14, 2017. It would be recalled that La Albiceleste's striker nine did not come out for the second half of the contest as he suddenly developed illness at halftime and had to be rushed to the hospital for a routine examination. Prior to Aguero's unplanned substitution at half time, the South Americans were leading 2-1 with t 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Aguero Tags Eagles Weak Team in Group D 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
By Adeboye Amosu: Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi returned to action for his South Africa club Chippa United in their 1-0 win against Kaizer Chiefs on Wednesday, reports Completesportsnigeria. com. Akpeyi sustained a neck injury in the clubs previous ABSA Premiership clash last week against Mamelodi Sundowns and was unable to complete the game after [] 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The stage is set for the kick-off of the 2017 edition of the most exciting beach soccer competition in Africa, Copa Lagos. The championship which will feature four national beach soccer teams and four clubs begins tomorrow at the Eko Atlantic,Victoria Island Lagos.The post All set for Copa Lagos 2017 as organisers hail Gov Ambode appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Everton boss Sam Allardyce will miss todays Europa League match at Apollon Limassol in Cyprus because of a pre-arranged medical appointment. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Ajunwa-Okpara Foundation: The nation's capital, Abuja will practically stand still on Thursday (today) as the Chioma Ajunwa-Okpara Foundation is launched at the Barcelona Hotel in the city. Already, guests from across the country have arrived and warming up for a great event, which has been described by Nigeria's First Lady, Aisha Buhari, as not only timely but worthy of emulation. Mrs Buhari is the Special Guest of Honour at the event. Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Do 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Ben Stokes' path back to the England team has seemingly been cleared after he and Alex Hales were provisionally selected for the one-day international series against Australia. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal to sign youngster Lautaro Martinez from Racing Club on a six-year-deal after the Argentine completed his medical, according to reports.' The 20-year-old has been linked with a number of top European clubs in the last few weeks, however Madrid look to have secured his signature in a deal which would see Martinez remain at his current club until June 2018 before joining the Spanish giants ahead of the 2018-19 La Liga season. According to'GolazoArgentino 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The comprehensive guide for an Australian fan keen to watch the Socceroos at World Cup 2018 in Russia 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The comprehensive guide for an Australian fan keen to watch the Socceroos at World Cup 2018 in Russia 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Festus Abu and Idris Adesina The Nigeria Referees Association has warned its members they will face stiff punishments for bad officiating in the Premier League next season. The 2017/18 Premier League has been scheduled to kick off on January 14. One of our correspondents learnt that the NRA was not happy with the questionable officiating [] 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Barcelona appear to be edging ever closer to the capture of Gremio starlet Arthur, as his manager Renato has now admitted he doesn't expect the midfielder to return to the club.Speculation has been rampant since Arthur was photographed wearing the Barcelona shirt earlier in December, as shared by AS English:Per Globoesporte (h/t OneFootball.com), the Blaugrana apologised to Gremio, who were furious with Barcelona, but that hasn't halted the momentum of the deal. Just days after the pho 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The Borussia Dortmund boss was unimpressed with his opponents on Wednesday, despite the Blancos pulling off a 3-2 win 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The Borussia Dortmund boss was unimpressed with his opponents on Wednesday, despite the Blancos pulling off a 3-2 win 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Liverpool make a complaint after striker Rhian Brewster says he was racially abused by a Spartak Moscow player during a Uefa Youth League game. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing said he was suspended 10 games for violating the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy because he didn't ask the NFL for permission to take a "substance intended to help mental health issues."Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported the news Wednesday, noting Cushing didn't specify what the substance was but did stress the punishment wasn't for taking Adderall."There was a good amount of things bothering me in 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The nation's capital, Abuja will practically stand still this Thursday evening as the Chioma Ajunwa-Okpara 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Liverpool will return to the Champions League knockout stages for the first time since 2008-09 after destroying Spartak Moscow at Anfield. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Liverpool, Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk and Sevilla all qualified for the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday. The Reds going through means all five representatives of England's Premier League will be in the draw for the knockout phase.It's a different story for Borussia Dortmund, Napoli and RB Leipzig, all of whom will enter the draw for the last 32 of the UEFA Europa League after finishing third in their respective groups.Here are the results from Wednesday's matches:Liverpool 7-0 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Paul Wilkes rounds up the best of the action from the Champions League this week as Tottenham and Liverpool lead the way for the English sides. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
All five Premier League teams in the Champions League have qualified for the knockout stages of the top European tournament in a night to rememberfor Liverpool and Tottenham, and one to forget for Manchester City. Liverpool fans must be happy he's still here but he's not smiled all evening long. Read into that what you will. pic.twitter.com/vlezUX90y5 ' 90min (@90min_Football) December 6, 2017 Liverpool became the fifth Premier League side to reach the round of the last 16 with a 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Chippa United beat Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 on Wednesday night to end the Amakhosi's Absa Premiership unbeaten run in a clash at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Bidvest Wits and Ajax Cape Town remain at the wrong end of the Absa Premiership log standings following a goalless stalemate at Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Rapper Jim Jones is recruiting free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick to join his team in the American Arena League.According to TMZ Sports, Jonesa co-owner of the defending Arena Pro Football champion Richmond Roughriderswould be willing to sign the former San Francisco 49ers signal-caller if he was interested.TMZ noted Jones also encourages kneeling during the national anthem as a way of protesting racial inequality and police brutality in the United Stateswhich Kaepernick did while with the 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The Brazilian midfielder established himself as a key member of Gregg Berhalter's side while on loan in the 2017 campaign. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Copa Lagos beach football competition organisers, Kinetic Sports, have praised Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for his support for the sport. The tournament takes place at Eko Atlantic City from December 8 to 10. Managing Director of Kinetic Sports, Samson Adamu, told reporters on Wednesday that Ambode had been contributing to the development of beach [] 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The organisers of the forthcoming Copa Lagos Beach Football Competition, Kinetic Sports, have showered praises on Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, over his support for the sport. This year's Copa Lagos takes place between December 8 and 10 at the Eko Atlantic. Managing Director of Kinetic Sports, Samson Adamu, told journalists on Wednesday that Governor Ambode had been a firm pillar behind the development of beach football in the country. Adamu, who was speaking at the joint-press c 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The organisers of the forthcoming Copa Lagos Beach Football competition, Kinetic Sports, have showered 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Copa Lagos: Organisers Hail Gov Ambodec 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Nike have reportedly accidentally leaked the boots Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will wear to commemorate his winning his fifth Ballon d'Or, with the award set to be handed out on Thursday.Per Amitai Winehouse of MailOnline, the boots include dates of all his previous wins, as well as the words "Quinto Triunfo," which translate to "fifth triumph."90min shared these photos:It's no big secret Ronaldo is likely to win this year's Ballon d'Or, after he pi 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Croatian coach Zdravko Logarusic has provided the lowdown on the Nigerian national team ahead of their very important 2018 World Cup opener against Nigeria, and has written off the Super Eagles defense. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The Minister of Youth and Sport, Solomon Dalung has accused some stakeholders of sports federations of encouraging young and innocent athletes of taking prohibited drugs just to make sure they win.

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
By Adeboye Amosu: Sparta Rotterdam midfielder Ryan Sanusi is eyeing a place in Nigerias squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. The 25-year-old who has a Nigerian father and a Belgian mother is a nephew of Belgium international Moussa Dembele who plays for Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League. Sanusi [] 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue told reporters that point guard Derrick Rose addressed the team at Wednesday's shootaround after he stepped away from the club Nov. 24 to evaluate whether or not he wanted to continue playing basketball.While Lue didn't disclose the content of Rose's message, he said the team was happy to have him back at the practice facility."Everyone welcomed him back and is happy he's here," he said, according to the Elyria Chronicle-Tel 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green will miss Wednesday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets with right shoulder soreness, according to NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole.The team initially announced Wednesday morning that Green was questionable.Green already suffered a knee injury in the Warriors' season opener against the Houston Rockets, but he has been durable throughout his career and appeared in at least 76 games in each of his first five seasons.The Michigan S 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Argentina star Lionel Messi is worried about the threat posed by the Super Eagles to his countrys chances of reaching the second round of the Russia 2018 World Cup. Argentina, Nigeria, Iceland and Croatia were drawn into Group D in Fridays draw in Moscow. Messi, who has faced Nigeria at youth and senior level on [] 

Eagles to camp in Pyatigorsk for World Cup - New Telegraph
Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The coaching crew of the Super Eagles has secured Sanatorium Mashuk Aqua Therm Resort based in Pyatigorsk, South Russia as the training base camp for their campaign at the 2018 World Cup. According to Owngoalnigeria. com, the crew led by coach Gernot Rohr and Team Secretary Dayo Enebi decided to settle for the venue based on the facilities and easy access to the team's match venues. The Eagles are expected to fly out from their base camp to venues of their game, and return after the game un 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
England are set to play Nigeria in a World Cup warm-up game in June, according to the General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation Mohammed Sanusi, Skysports reports. Both nations will feature at next years World Cup in Russia, with Nigeria drawn in Group D along with Argentina, Croatia and Iceland, while Gareth Southgates side [] 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Idris Adesina Lucy Ejike on Wednesday claimed gold at the World Para-Powerlifting Championships in Mexico. Ejike won the womens +61kg category after she lifted 130kg in her first attempt. She failed her last two attempts at 135kg and 140kg. Chinas Jianjin Cui placed second with 116kg while Ukraines Tetyana Shyrokolova placed third after she lifted [] 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Eli Manning has suffered through a 2-10 season and a controversial one-game benching, but the New York Giants quarterback has no intention of calling it quits this offseason."No retirement plans," he said Wednesday, per Andrew Siciliano of the NFL Network. "That's not on my mind."Manning, 36,was benchedby former head coach Ben McAdoo in favor of Geno Smith ahead of the team's Week 13 loss to the Oakland Raiders. While Manning has been mediocre this season, throwing 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Premier League clubs make Champions League history as all five English sides qualify for the knockout stages. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Formula 1 bosses propose a new security system at the Brazilian Grand Prix in light of this year's dangerous incidents. 


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