SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [8TH DECEMBER, 2017].


Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Portland Timbers centre forward, Fanendo Adi once again declares his intension to lace his boots for Nigeria.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});12345678910 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: [ 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
The New Orleans Saints' running back depth took a hit Thursday, as rookie Alvin Kamara suffered a concussion in the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons and was subsequently ruled out for the remainder of the game, according to theTimes-Picayune's Josh Katzenstein.After Kamara impressed during his junior season at Tennessee and at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, the Saints made him the No. 67 overall pick in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft in April.Kamara was an id 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
U.S. Olympian Aly Raisman, who said she was sexually abused by Larry Nassar throughout her training, responded to the former gymnastics doctor's sentencing and spoke out about her own history with sexual abuse in an article published on The Players' Tribune on Thursday."I am not a victim. I am a survivor," Raisman wrote. "The abuse does not define me, or anyone else who has been abused. This does not define the millions of those whove suffered sexual abuse. They are not 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
How Manchester United will attempt to use structure to stop Manchester City's sophistication at Old Trafford on Sunday. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Mathieu Debuchy and Jack Wilshere ended lengthy goal droughts as Arsenal romped to a 6-0 win over BATE in the Europa League. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Mathieu Debuchy and Jack Wilshere ended lengthy goal droughts as Arsenal romped to a 6-0 win over BATE in the Europa League. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Arsenal waltzed past BATE Borisov in their final match of the 2017-18 UEFA Europa League group stages, beating the Belarussians 6-0.The Gunners put on a show in the first half and took a three-goal lead through Mathieu Debuchy, Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere.Denis Polyakov added an own goal early in the second half, and Olivier Giroud converted a penalty to make it 5-0. Mohamed Elneny put the final score on the board.Here's a look at the teams, via bet365:Arsenal's squad of fringe play 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Arsenal Beach Soccer Team has arrived in Lagos for the annual beach soccer t o u r n a m e n t organised by Kinetic Sports. Now in its seventh edition, the Copa Lagos has gotten a big boost having entered into an official partnership with the Lagos State Government. This is the first [] 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Arsene Wenger fielded four at the back for the first time this season and it could ignite a change in tactics going forward 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Arsene Wenger fielded four at the back for the first time this season and it could ignite a change in tactics going forward 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Nigerian table tennis star Aruna Quadri is now 21st in the world, according to theend of year ITTF ranking released on Thursday. Going by the new ranking, Quadri has displacedThe post Aruna Quadri ranked 21st in the world highest in his career appeared first on TheCable. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said his team had paid for a lack of effectiveness through the group stages after Tuesdays 1-1 draw at Chelsea saw them crash out of the Champions League. Saul Niguezs header on the hour mark gave Atletico hope of a miracle turnaround, but news of Romas 1-0 victory over Qarabag []The post Atletico not effective enough Simeone appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo was named France Football's 2017 Ballon d'Or winner on Thursday and took home his fifth such award to draw level with Barcelona's Lionel Messi, who finished second.The 32-year-old has clinched back-to-back Ballon d'Or gongs for the second time in his careerhaving done so in 2013-14having already been named The Best FIFA Men's Player at the London Palladium in October:Ronaldo's 2017 plaudits included helping Real win La 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
The Ballon d'Or is over for another year and Cristiano Ronaldo is taking home the prize for the fifth time in his career. Here's a look at the top 20 players in the world, according to the results, as compiled by France Football. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo scooped the honour ahead of Lionel Messi this year - but who are the contenders to replace the top two 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
By George Aluo Cristiano Ronaldo last night won his fifth Ballon d'Or title and in the process equals 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Antonio Conte and Eden Hazard insist Chelsea fear no one with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain possible opponents in the first knockout round of the Champions League. A 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid saw the Spaniards eliminated and the Blues finish as Group C runners-up to Roma on head to head records. Finishing second means, as []The post Barca or PSG, we fear nobody Conte appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

BBC prepares for Hamilton-Froome-Farah no-show at SPOTY awards - Yahoo
Fri, 08 Dec 2017
A BBC contingency plan will have Lewis Hamilton appearing via video link should he be in the Spoty top three on 17 December. The BBC is preparing for the possibility three of the biggest names on its shortlist for sports personality of the year, including Lewis Hamilton, are likely to miss the awards ceremony. Hamilton is the second favourite for the prize behind Anthony Joshua but the BBC has been warned he is highly unlikely to attend the ceremony in Liverpool on 17 December. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
New Jersey DevilsdefensemanBen Lovejoy pledged to donate his brain to CTE research upon his death, per Chris Ryan of NJ.com, becoming the first NHL player to do so."I'm a believer in medicine; I'm a believer in helping the future," Lovejoy noted. "This summer I read an article about how manyNFLplayers had pledged their brain and there were no current NHL players. I immediately forwarded the article to my agent, who went to [Boston University], and said, 'Can you loo 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wednesday night became the first player in Champions League history to score in every single group stage match in a season. No football player has ever done so in the Europes elite competition. CR7, as fondly called, set the record during his teams home match against Borussia Dortmund. In the []The post Champions League: Ronaldo sets new record appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Broken records and broken hearts, we take a look at the elite 16 teams left standing in Europe's most prestigious competition. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Xolos have brought in another young Argentine manager to replace Eduardo Coudet, who left during the previous tournament 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee Wednesday night against the Golden State Warriors and is out indefinitely.The Hornets have not decided whether Zeller will undergo surgery and are exploring treatment options.Zeller went down in the third quarter after scoringsix points and grabbing eight rebounds in 16 minutes.Charlotte will also be without Frank Kaminsky, who suffered an ankle injury Wednesday. He's been ruled out for at least Friday's gam 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
With the conference championships in the rearview mirror and bowl season and the College Football Playoff to come, Thursday was a time to reflect on the individual accomplishments of the best players the FBS has to offer.The College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta played host to the ESPN broadcast of its annual awards show, as players such as Baker Mayfield (Maxwell Award, Davey O'Brien Award and Walter Camp Award) and Bryce Love (Doak Walker Award) captured the coveted trophies.Here is a 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has won his second Ballon d'Or in a row, continuing his fantastic individual award run.The Portugal international, who also won The Best FIFA Men's Player award earlier this year, beat rival Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar.France Football made the news official:Ronaldo has now tied Messi with five Ballon d'Or trophies:2017 was another very successful year for Ronaldo, who led Real to the La Liga title and UEFA Cham 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
The minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung and the leadership of the Nigeria Olympic Committee have commended 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
For the second time in his career, Dee Gordon finds himself on the move after the Miami Marlins reportedly shipped the two-time All-Star tothe Seattle Mariners on Thursday.Joe Frisaro of MLB.com provided the details on what Miami is receiving:As part of the deal, the Marlins will send $1 million in international pool money to the Mariners, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports first reported the trade. Jim Bowden of SiriusXM Radio noted the speedster will shift to cen 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
The Chelsea legend is apparently gearing up for life off the football pitch after securing a new leadership role in an Ivorian top-flight side 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
The Chelsea legend is apparently gearing up for life off the football pitch after securing a new leadership role in an Ivorian top-flight side 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Alexander Okere, Benin No fewer than 35 sportsmen and women will be honoured at the 3rd Edo State Football Association Awards. Chairman of Edo FA, Mr. Frank Ilaboya, told The PUNCH on Thursday that the annual ceremony scheduled for December 22 would feature 10 award categories at Imaguero College, Benin. Ilaboya, who spoke to our [] 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
By Adeboye Amosu: Enyimba have completed the signing of Ghanaian midfielder Tofic Umar on a two-year deal, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Umar joined the seven-time Nigeria Professional Football League champions as a free agent following the expiration of his contract with Ghana Premier League club Aduana Stars. The 22-year-old is the second Ghanaian at the Peoples Elephant [] 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
The group stage of the 2017-18 UEFA Europa League drew to a close on Thursday evening as 32 teams proceeded to the next round of the continental competition.Gennaro Gattuso suffered defeat inhis first European outing as AC Milan managera 2-0 loss at Rijekabut still saw his side proceed as winners of Group C along with AEK Athens, who ran to a 0-0 stalemate at Austria Wien.Premier League outfits Arsenal and Everton already knew their Europa League fates prior to Matchday 6, but the Gunners trampl 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Paul Wilkes looks back on the final round of fixtures in the Europa League as Everton finally picked up a win and Arsenal ended on a high. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Arsenal ended their Europa League group stage fixtures with a thumping 6-0 win over BATE Borisov. Mathieu Debuchy, Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere's strikes, coupled with a Denis Polyakov own goal, Olivier Giroud's penalty and Mohamed Elneny's lovely effortensured the Gunners finished with 13 points from a possible 18. Six of the best#AFCvBATE pic.twitter.com/7NvjvzbB4H ' Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) December 7, 2017 Although Arsenal remain one of the favourites to win the Europa Lea 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
By Adeboye Amosu: Nigeria international Alex Iwobi not in action as Arsenal defeated Bate Borisov 6-0 in their final Europa League group game at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night. Goals from Mathieu Debuchy, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Olivier Giroud, Mohamed Elneny and an own goal by Dianiz Polyakov gave Arsenal the win. The Gunners [] 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
By Adeboye Amosu:Nigeria international Ibrahim Alhassan failed to help his team Austria Wien progress into the round of 32 of the Europa League as they crashed out of the competition following a 0-0 draw against AEK Athens on Thursday. The midfielder was on from start to finish in the encounter. Austria Wien finished bottom of [] 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood, who worked under Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, was caught on secret recordings saying "vile, despicable, inflammatory racial epithets about the city of Cleveland, residents of Oakland and the Browns.If it became known the president of Pilot engaged in vile, despicable, inflammatory racial epithetsagainst African Americans, this could lead to boycotts and protests,U.S. District Judge Curtis Collier said in a courtroom Thursday, perJamie 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
COPA Lagos 2017, the annual beach soccer tournament organised by Kinetic Sports has unveiled a list of the female celebrities that will be participating in this edition of the tournament which is set to kick off on December 9. This year, aside the regular beach soccer tournament, male celebrity match, fashion show, music event, elaborate []The post Female celebrities to grace COPA Lagos appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
For years, the New York Giants epitomized everything a professional sports franchise should be.Players both past and present raved about the first-class treatment they and their families received at the hands of the Mara and Tisch families.Just as important for the Giants' reputation are the four Super Bowl trophies that greet visitors as they enter the lobby of the team's sprawling East Rutherford, New Jersey, headquarters that sit at 1925 Giants Drive (the number references the year 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
By Amaechi Agbo Fosla Academy of Karshi, Abuja has emerged the champions of this year's FCT Principals Cup. In the deciding final played yesterday at the Old Parade Ground, Area 10, FCT Abuja, the Karshi boys defeated Government Secondary School, GSS, Kabusa 1-0 to reclaim the trophy they won last year. With the victory, Fosla [] 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
The Rossoneri boss was left fuming after they went down in Croatia, even though the side sealed qualification to the last 32 as group winners 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
The Rossoneri boss was left fuming after they went down in Croatia, even though the side sealed qualification to the last 32 as group winners 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrated his 23rd birthday Wednesday with 25 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal in a 104-100 victory over the Detroit Pistons.While Giannis is just beginning to enter the prime of his career, he's also made some history before turning 23. The Greek Freak joined just Tracy McGrady and LeBron James as one of three players in NBA history recording at least 5,000 points, 2,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists before turning 23, 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Organiser of the Gotv Boxing Night, Flykite Promotion has assured that the World Boxing Association (WBA) method for scoring fight will be adopted ahead of the 13th edition of the boxing event slated for December 26, 2017. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Pep Guardiola says he is delighted with the performances of his young players despite Manchester City suffering their first defeat of the season, ESPNFC reports. City were beaten 2-1 by Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine although they were already assured of a place in the last 16 as top seeds after winning their opening five matches. [] 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
For much of Cristiano Ronaldos career, he has been in direct competition with Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi, both for club and individual honours, so its fitting that the Real Madrid superstar has the same number of Ballon dOr awards. Ronaldo beat Messi and seven of his Champions League-winning Real teammates on Thursday to claim the [] 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
If any one fight is emblematic of Brian Ortega's undefeated UFC run so far, it's his submission victory over Diego Brandao at UFC 195 almost two years ago.Against Brandao, Ortega went to the final round needing to make something happen. During the first two periods, the more seasoned Brandao had landed the harder shots on the feet and scored some timely takedowns, all without slowing down as much as Ortega and his team had hoped he might.As the third stanza began, it appeared the 30-ye 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Nigeria's top ranked table tennis star Aruna Quadri has moved up four places from 25th to 21st in the 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
The Philadelphia 76ers announced they officially cut bait on center Jahlil Okafor on Thursday, trading him, Nik Stauskas and a second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Trevor Booker.ESPN.com's Zach Lowefirst reported the deal. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN noted Philly will send the New York Knicks' 2019 second-round pick to Brooklyn.Booker appeared to confirm the trade when he tweeted goodbye to Brooklyn:The Vertical's Chris Mannix cited a source who said Okafor is &qu 
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