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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [9TH DECEMBER, 2017].

 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
The Manchester United boss had plenty of praise for his cross-town rivals, but believes the players on the blue half of city go down a bit easily 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
The Manchester United boss had plenty of praise for his cross-town rivals, but believes the players on the blue half of city go down a bit easily 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green has hauled in 60 passes for 886 yards and eight touchdowns through 13 weeks this season. He has an opportunity to etch his name in the record books Sunday with at least 64 receiving yards, becoming the first player in NFL history to record seven 950-plus receiving-yard seasons to begin a career, per NFL Communications.Should Green surpass the season total during Sunday's contest, he would break a record held by him and future Hall of Famer Randy M 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon suffered a concussion during Friday's home game against the Denver Nuggets at the Amway Center.The Magic announced the diagnosis and noted he won't return to the contest.Gordon missed some time at the start of the season with an ankle injury, but he has been relatively healthy in recent years. He appeared in 158 of 164 possible games over the last two seasons, so the team will hope the latest issue is just another minor setback that won't keep hi 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Ten players have been selected at the Birnin Kebbi camp of the Super Sand Eagles for the COPA Lagos Beach Soccer Tournament, opening in Lagos on Dec. 8. The Head Coach of the team, Audu Adam said yesterday that the new team would represent Nigeria at the CAF Beach Soccer tournament, billed for Egypt next [] 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
The sports apparel giant's official match ball for next year's tournament is more than just a football 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
The sports apparel giant's official match ball for next year's tournament is more than just a football 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
The Nigeria international mentioned one player in the Gunners' fold that he draws inspiration from 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
The Nigeria international mentioned one player in the Gunners' fold that he draws inspiration from 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Gylfi Sigurdsson says new Everton boss Sam Allardyce has given the club a little bit of spark before the Merseyside derby on Sunday. 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Everton manager Sam Allardyce plans to stifle Liverpools fearsome attack when his side travel to Anfield in search of a third consecutive English Premier League win. The quartet of Saido Mane, Philip Coutinho, Mohammed Salah and Roberto Firimino have contributed 25 of Liverpools 33 goals scored so far after 15 EPL games this season. Ive [] 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis is expected back in the lineup for Friday's 8 p.m. ET home game against the Sacramento Kings.Per Scott Kushner of theNew Orleans Advocate, Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said the team will wait until Davis goes through his pre-game routine before making a definite decision, but "all indications" are he will play.Davis has remained healthy, for the most part, this season. He suffered a groin injury on Dec. 1 against the Utah Jazz that has k 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi has admitted that he needs to score more goals for the Gunners as they prepare for their Premier League clash at Southampton on Sunday. Iwobi, who scored twice in Nigerias successful Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, has scored only once in 13 matches in all competitions for Arsenal this season. [] 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Arsenal are reportedly yet to offer Jack Wilshere a contract extension, while Sevilla presidentJose Castro has said midfielder Steven N'Zonzi will not be sold "on the cheap."Wilshere is about to head into the final six months of his current Arsenal deal, but his future looks uncertain with talks over a renewal yet to begin, per Sami Mokbel at the Daily Mail.The midfielder earns close to100,000 per week, and Arsenal "have not tried to initiate discussions," meaning he cou 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo beat Barcelonas Lionel Messi to win the Ballon dOr award for the fifth time and the second year in a row. Victory took the 32-year-old Portugal international level with 30-year-old Argentine Messi, who won the most recent of his five awards in 2015. Messis ex-Barcelona team-mate Neymar, now at [] 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Bristol City strike late to beat 10-man Sheffield United and close the gap on the Championship's top two. 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Fact: TheCleveland Browns are 1-27 in the last two seasons, the worst winning percentage (.036) by any team in a two-season span since the start of the Super Bowl era in 1967.Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engagingCold Hard Factsof the day, presented by Coors Light.Source:NFL Research 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Brussels has lost the right to stage Euro 2020 matches following delays in the development of its new Eurostadium and the four games it was due host will go to London's Wembley instead, Uefa said yesterday. Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said those four matches would be in addition to the two semifinals and final already [] 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Chelsea have confirmed that Charly Musonda has signed a new contract with the club that will keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2022.The 21-year-old attacking midfielder made his Premier League debut on the opening day of the season against Burnleyand will be hoping he can kick on and force his way into Antonio Conte's first-team plans.Chelsea's record of loaning out their youngsters is well-known, but having signed his new deal Musonda has said he wants to remain at the club and prove 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Freida Bosh, the mother of longtime NBA forward Chris Bosh, was named by the DeSoto City Police Department as a suspect on a search warrant in a drug trafficking investigation.On Friday, TMZ Sports reported police raided a Texas home where Freida allegedly lives, though the home is believed to be owned by Chris, and seized "a large amount of drug paraphernalia was recovered consistent with narcotics trafficking."A police department representative told TMZ Sports nobody has been arreste 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Veteran catcher ChrisIannetta reportedly agreed to a deal with the Colorado Rockies on Friday.Per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic,Iannetta's contract is for two years. Iannetta, 34, will be playing for his fourth team in as many years. He had a solid 2017 campaign for the Arizona Diamondbacks, hitting .254 with 17 home runs, 43 RBI and 38 runs in 89 contests, as he spent much of the first half playing behind Jeff Mathis. It was a solid power resurgence for Iannetta, whose 17 dingers were as m 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
By James Agberebi: The Super Sand Eagles of Nigeria began their 2017 COPA Lagos campaign on Friday with a hard-fought 7-6 comeback win against Morocco in the final game of matchday one at the Eko Atlantic City, Lagos. The hero for the Nigerians was Emeka Ogbonna who scored a late goal to win the game. [] 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
The Belgian goalkeeper has sparked further talk of a switch to Santiago Bernabeu by reiterating that he intends to return to Spain at some stage 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
The Belgian goalkeeper has sparked further talk of a switch to Santiago Bernabeu by reiterating that he intends to return to Spain at some stage 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins apparently wasn't done with Kevin Durant after the two were ejected from the Golden State Warriors' 125-115 win at Smoothie King Center on Monday night following a late fourth-quarter altercation.In a piece published Friday by theNew York Times' ScottCacciola, a photo captured by Sam Hodgson and relayed by Warriors Talk on Twitter shows Cousins being restrained as he attempted to confront Durant in the bowels of the arena.According to C 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Dallas Mavericks rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. is reportedly going to miss "at least" two games while recovering from a hip injury. Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News provided the status update Friday. The Mavs play road games against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday before returning home to face the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday at the American Airlines Center.Dallas selected Smith with the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft follow 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly set to kick Unai Emery out at the end of the season with former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique their preferred replacement. Emery, who moved to PSG from Sevilla in 2016, has enjoyed a much better campaign to last with his side currently top of Ligue 1 and nine points clear of [] 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
The final equestrian major will take place on December 7-10, as show jumping's elite gathers for CHI Geneva. 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Ex-gymnastics doctor sentenced to 60 years on child porn charges 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
by Emma Jemegah Nigerian born American based centre forward, Adi once again declares his intension to 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Powerlifter Tolulope Taiwo is the husband of Oluwafemiayo Folashade, who broke the womens -86kg para-powerlifting world record at the World Para-Powerlifting Championships in Mexico last week. The 31-year-old tells Idris Adesina about how they met and more in this interview Your wife is in Mexico at the World Para-Powerlifting Championships, where she broke the world [] 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
The former La Liga star dismissed the Real Madrid man's claims that he is the "best player in history" via social media 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
The former La Liga star dismissed the Real Madrid man's claims that he is the "best player in history" via social media 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
With his national side looking for a new boss following Chris Coleman's resignation, the former Man United star made it clear he's interested 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
With his national side looking for a new boss following Chris Coleman's resignation, the former Man United star made it clear he's interested 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Geno Smith Jr., the father of New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith III, received death threats after his son was named the team's starter for its Week 13 game against the Oakland Raiders.Per Dan Duggan of NJ Advance Media, Smith Jr.explained the phone call he received from a fan threatening to kill him."I was just at work," he said. "I answered and he was like, 'Geno'' So I just listened and he was like, 'Is this Geno'' I was like, 'Yeah.& 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Giancarlo Stanton has crossed the St. Louis Cardinalsand San Francisco Giants off the list of teams he would accept a trade to play for in 2018.Per Jose de Jesus Ortiz of theSt. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cardinals chairman and CEO Bill Dewitt Jr. and president of baseball operations John Mozeliak announced Friday Stanton informed them he would not waive his no-trade clause."We had an agreement to acquire Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins, subject to him waiving his no-trade clause," 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
After being unable to land Giancarlo Stanton in a trade, the San Francisco Giants are turning their attention to the free-agent market for potential outfield upgrades.Per Bob Nightengale ofUSA Today, the Giants are "expected to intensify their pursuit" of Jay Bruce.The Giants announced in a statement released Friday that Stanton declined to waive his no-trade clause to approve a deal to the team."Our agreement with the Marlins to acquire Giancarlo Stanton subject to his waiving of 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Glasgow suffer a third straight Champions Cup defeat and are effectively out of Europe, losing at home to Montpellier. 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
HenryOnyekuru On Watch List of Europes Big Boys 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo claimed his fifth Ballon d'Or Thursday, equaling the record set by eternal rival Lionel Messi. 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Jose Mourinho does not think he would be allowed to make a political statement on the touchline like Pep Guardiola. 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
After winning the Kolkata derby, Sanjoy Sen's men are gunning for another three points... 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Abia State governor Okezie Ikpeazu has assured that funds won't delay the completion of Enyimba Stadium. 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo says he is the best player in history after winning his fifth Ballon dOr on Thursday, Skysports reports. The Real Madrid forward scooped the award, which is organised by magazine France Football, for the fifth time to tie level with Lionel Messis tally. Ronaldo, who helped his side win the Champions League and [] 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
The Blues boss thinks that attackers are far more likely to be rated as the world's best players but believes his own midfielder deserves recognition 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
The Blues boss thinks that attackers are far more likely to be rated as the world's best players but believes his own midfielder deserves recognition 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Idris Adesina Nigerias Paul Kehinde Oluwafemiayo on Friday night broke the mens -65kg world record at theWorld Para Powerlifting Championships in Mexico. The competition ends on Saturday. Kehinde is the second Nigerian lifter to break a world record at the 2017 worlds after Folashade Oluwafemiayo broke the womens -86kg world record on the second day [] 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
The Cleveland Browns informed veteran wide receiver Kenny Britt on Friday that he will be waived by the team, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.Britt is in the midst of the first year of a four-year, $32.5 million contract he signed with the Browns during the offseason, per Spotrac.In nine games this season, Britt has made 18 receptions for 233 yards and two touchdowns.The 29-year-old was made expendable when troubled Browns wideout Josh Gordon returned to the lineup against the Los A