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Thu, 23 Nov 2017
No fewer than 200 players are expected to take part in the 2017 CBN Governors Cup Golf Tournament in Abuja on Saturday, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The field of amateur golfers, which will mostly have members of the IBB Golf and Country International Club, will have a strokeplay event to be won on [] 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
MATCH Hospitality has confirmed today that Nigeria's leading sports events and hospitality company, Integral, has been appointed as the Exclusive Sales Agent in Nigeria for the sale of the Official Hospitality Programme of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia".The post 2018 FIFA World Cup: Integral appointed exclusive Sales Agent in Nigeria appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Thu, 23 Nov 2017
No fewer than 270 medals are up for grabs at the maiden edition of Governor Nyesom Wike National Wrestling 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Idris Adesina Shooting Stars have alleged that Reuben Izu, a brother of their former player Joseph Izu, wanted them to pay the deceaseds salary into his personal account instead of the fathers as requested by the family. Izu was killed by soldiers while on holiday in his home town Okarki, Bayelsa State, in October 2016. [] 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Enyioha Opara, Minna NO fewer than 500 kids from the 25 Local Government Areas of Niger State are expected to participate in the 9th Jomirota National Basketball Clinic in Minna. The annual clinic is organised by a United States-based Non-Governmental Organisation, Time Out 4 Africa Sports and Education Foundation. It will attract primary school and [] 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco said the College Football Playoff selection committee should be showing more respect to UCF, which was ranked 15th in the latest CFP release despite an unblemished 10-0 record.On Wednesday, Aresco told Heather Dinich of ESPN.com the Knights aren't "getting a fair shake" and argued the lack of deference for the conference is also shown in 9-1 South Florida being unranked."I just don't think our league is garnering the 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Video of Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones' October arrest has been made public.On Wednesday, TMZ Sports published dash cam footage of the Green Bay Packers running back admitting to police that he had been smoking marijuana when he was pulled over for speeding.After one officer asked Jones, "You gonna be straight with me or not gonna be straight with me'" Jones replied that he had been smoking in his vehicle.According to theMilwaukee Journal Sentinel'sMichael C 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
A former Super Eagles and Hansa Rostock striker, Victor Agali, believes the current bunch of players in the senior national team can go far in the forthcoming World Cup if they perfect the acts of goalscoring. Agali who once laced boots for Julius Berger Football Club of Lagos, yesterday said that if the Eagles go to the World Cup with their scoring boots and pray for luck anything could happen in Russia. 'I am optimistic that the current crop of players under Manager Gernot Rohr will creat 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Former Super Eagles striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni has called it a quit to professional football at the age 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Former Nigeria international striker Yakubu has retired from football at the age of 35, BBC Sport reports. In almost a decade in English football, between January 2003 and June 2012, Yakubu scored 114 times in 293 league appearances, mostly in the top flight. He averaged nearly a goal every other game at Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, [] 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
There's an electricity surrounding the WWE Championship picture now that AJ Styles is carrying the gold that simply wasn't there when Jinder Mahal was SmackDown's No. 1 titleholder.The Phenomenal One needs to remain champion at theClash of Champions and on into WrestleMania season. WWE may be tempted to put the heel back on top, but Styles is the more dependable and entertaining option.He reminded us of that with a stellar performance againstBrock Lesnar at Survivor Series on Sund 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Aiteo Cup winners Akwa United thrashed fellow Uyo-based club Bright Star FC 6-1 in a pre-season friendly game on Wednesday at the training pitch of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo. The pre-season game against Bright Star is part of Akwas preparations towards the new Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season which will kick-off [] 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
West Brom will interview Alan Pardew about becoming the club's next manager following the sacking of Tony Pulis on Monday. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Mark Wood has been told he could yet feature in the Ashes, with the fast but fragile Durham seamer having had sugar injections in his troublesome left ankle in a bid to get fit and firing. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Auburn PresidentSteven Leath wrote an email in which he criticized the coaching staff of the Tigers men's basketball team after the school became embroiled in the bribery scandal that has impacted a number of NCAA programs.According to AL.com'sJames Crepea, Leath was addressing fans who have thrown their support behind head coach Bruce Pearl."There is no rush to judgement here and we have been working with the coach for weeks to find a solution to this difficult situation," L 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
MANCHESTER United and Barcelona have sent scouts to watch on-loan Everton striker Henry Onyekuru, according to reports. The 21-year-old was snapped up by the Toffees in the summer after they initially beat United to secure his signature. As soon as he arrived at Goodison Park he was sent out on loan to Belgian outfit Anderlecht. [] 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Barcelona's decision to leave Lionel Messi out of the starting 11 was the biggest storyline before they faced Juventus on Wednesday evening at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. Messi eventually made his way on to the pitch in the 56th minute, but his presence didn't change a relatively dull affair that ultimately finished in a scoreless draw.The result was more favorable for Barca, clinching their place in the knockout phase of the Champions League and the top spot in Group D.Juventus, mea 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Jimmy Garoppolo will have to wait another week to make his San Francisco 49ers debut, according to The Athletic'sDavid Lombardi.On Wednesday, head coach Kyle Shanahan said C.J. Beathard will remain the team's starting quarterback in Sunday's Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium.Beathard threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns in San Francisco's 31-21 victory over the New York Giants in Week 10. The Bay Area News Group's Cam Inman shared Shanah 

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Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton turned heads Tuesday when he posted a picture of his 2008 mug shot on Instagram, and he said Wednesday he did so because it reminded him of the "day it got as real as it's ever gotten in my life."David Newton of ESPN.com shared Newton's explanation for posting the picture on the ninth anniversary of when he was arrested for stealing a laptop while enrolled at the University of Florida."I wasn't just in the holding cell," 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Boris Becker made history at Wimbledon in 1985 when he became the youngest male player to win a grand slam. But can he remember who he beat along the way 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Celtic took an early lead against Paris Saint-Germain, but the French giants bounced back in breathtaking fashion to secure a 7-1 win. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
The Miami Heat ended the Boston Celtics' 16-game winning streak with a 104-98 home victory Wednesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. Kyrie Irving had 23 points on 11-of-22 shooting but was 0-of-3 from beyond the arc.Dion Waiters scored 26 points, while Goran Dragic had a game-high 27 points to propel the Heat to the win.The Heat reveled in ending Boston's streak:Waiters connected on a pair of clutch three-pointers late in the fourth quarter to deny the Celtics' comeback attempt 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Chelsea and Barcelona became the latest clubs to qualify for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, courtesy of an easy win over Qarabag and a draw against Juventus, respectively.Basel shocked Manchester United to keep the battle in Group A wide open, and Paris Saint-Germain continued their march with a 7-1 demolition of Celtic. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid's win over Roma gave the La Liga giants a fighting chance in Group C.Here's a list of the clubs that have qu 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Paul Wilkes rounds up the best of the Champions League action this midweek as Manchester United fell to defeat in Switzerland. 


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Thu, 23 Nov 2017
CSKA Moscow beat Benfica 2-0 in the Champions League with goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev recording a first shout-out in over a decade 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Barcelona and Chelsea progressed to the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday, but Jose Mourinhos Manchester United must wait to seal their spot after a last-gasp 1-0 defeat in Basel. Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde rested Argentina star Lionel Messi in Turin, later introducing him as a second-half substitute as a 0-0 draw against Juventus sent [] 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Argentina striker Lionel Messi was named among the Barcelona substitutes for Wednesdays Champions League group game against Juventus in Turin. Barca coach Ernesto Valverde has reportedly elected to rest Messi ahead of Sundays top-of-the-table clash away to Valencia in La Liga. The five-time European champions require just a point in Italy to clinch top spot [] 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Ernesto Valverde has made the surprise decision to drop Lionel Messi for tonight's visit to Italy to face Juventus. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Manchester City, Chelsea and Spurs are through to the Champions League last 16, but which other teams are, and who has work to do 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
English Premier League champions Chelsea booked their place in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League after a comfortable 4-0 win against Qarabag at the Olympic Stadium, Baku on Wednesday. Goals from Eden Hazard, a brace from Willian and Cesc Fabregas helped Antonio Contes men win the tie. The Blues who were without [] 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Chelsea breezed into the last 16 of the Champions League after being helped to their 4-0 stroll over 10-man Qarabag by the award of a hotly-disputed first-half penalty and sending off in Baku on Wednesday. The match turned decisively in the English champions favour midway through the first half when Qarabags captain Rashad Sadygov was []The post Chelsea advance to UEFA Champions League last 16 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


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Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Chelsea powered into the Champions League last 16 as Eden Hazard and Willian inspired a 4-0 thrashing of 10-man Qarabag on Wednesday.The post Chelsea beat 10-man Qarabag 4-0, qualify for last 16 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Golfers have been having a good time at the Ikeja Golf Club since the annual Club Championship, one of the clubs most glamorous tournaments, teed off on Monday. The championship, which started with the caddies competition, also saw the clubs professional golfers hit the course on Tuesday. It was the turn of the ladies on [] 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
With qualification sealed, Antonio Conte can rest players in the final round of Champions League group-stage matches next month. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is relieved to see his team book a place in the knockout rounds of the UEFA Champions League following their emphatic win against Qarabag on Wednesday. A brace from Brazilian winger Willian and two other goals from Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas saw the Blues demolish their opponent 4-0 at the [] 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
By Albert Akota Captain of the D'Tigress, the 2017 Women FIBA Africa cup of nations' title team, Aisha Mohammed says the latest gesture by the Federal Government to pay them 17.5million naira as earlier promised by President Muhammadu Buhari will spur the team to do better in future. Speaking on her team mates' behalf after [] 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Cornerback Darrelle Revis has found a new team, agreeing to a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.The team confirmed the move Wednesday:"We're excited to add Darrelle to the roster," Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said in the team's official press release. "He has experience and familiarity with Bob Sutton's defense, he's a team guy and we feel like a player of his caliber can help our football team."Ian Rapoportof NFL Network provided more information on the de 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan's name has come up in trade discussions with multiple teams.Tim Bontemps of theWashington Post reported the news, though he noted there are some complications in those talks. Clippers vice president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank said Jordan is a "Clipper for life" last month, and he has spent his entire 10-year career with the team.Jordan, 29, is averaging 10.3 points and 13.7 rebounds per game this season. The Clippers have dro 

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Thu, 23 Nov 2017
The San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins discussed including Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon in a potential Giancarlo Stanton trade, FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman confirmed Wednesday.SiriusXM's Craig Mish first reported Monday the Giants and Marlins had preliminary talks about a deal in which Gordon and Stanton would head to San Francisco in return for second baseman Joe Panik, minor league pitcher Tyler Beede and minor league outfielder Chris Shaw.Heyman tweeted, however, the odds of 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas has become the third prominent American gymnast to claim that she was sexually abused by former US team doctor Larry Nassar. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Everton winger Yannick Bolasie has returned to training after 11 months out with a knee injury.(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: [{key: '11 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
The Detroit Lions have added to their pass rush by claiming veteran defensive end Dwight Freeney off waivers Wednesday, according to ESPN'sAdam Schefter.Freeney reacted to the news on Twitter:TheSeattle Seahawkscut Freeney on Tuesday,per ESPN'sField Yates, after he spent just four games with the team.The 37-year-old had three sacks on the year before his release.Freeney is best known for his 11 years with the Indianapolis Colts, but he has remained active over the past few years in sto 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Eagles Victory over Argentina May Be Counterproductive, Ighalo Warns 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
The Scottish champions took an early lead against Paris Saint-Germain, but Neymar scored twice as the French giants roared back to win 7-1 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
The Scottish champions took an early lead against Paris Saint-Germain, but Neymar scored twice as the French giants roared back to win 7-1 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has revealed why he decided to leave Lionel Messi on the bench for the 0-0 draw against Juventus in Group D of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night at Juventus Stadium. Valverde spoke to Spanish sourceAS (h/t Goal's Joe Wright) and said his choice not to start Messi was about giving the star forward a rest:"He has built up a lot of games, and we thought this time he could come on for the second half."Significantly, Moises Ll 


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Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he plans to field a strong side in their matchday five UEFA Europa league away clash against Cologne on Thursday. Arsenal, currently on 10 points, have already progressed into the last-32 of the Europa League, but a win against Cologne would see them top Group H. Despite qualification [] 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Farhad Moshiri has been trying for weeks to sign the Portuguese coach, who is under contract at Vicarage Road until June 2019, but Watford have resolutely insisted Silva is going nowhere this season and now Everton have accepted this as reality. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Michael Lang scored the only goal as FC Basel shocked Manchester United in Group A of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night. The 1-0 defeat at St. Jakob-Park means United will have to wait to qualify for the last 16.United failed to impress on a night when they lacked ingenuity in attacking areas, even though playmaker Paul Pogba and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovicwho entered lateboth featured.United boss Jose Mourinho mixed up his starting XI, swappingNemanja Matic and Juan Mata for Jesse Lin 


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