SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [28 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Tue, 28 Nov 2017
The Nigeria Football Federationon Mondayin Lagos launched a short code *1945# which 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
No fewer than 100 footballs, 100 jerseys and 100 boots would be distributed free to 100 families at the closing ceremony of the FC IfeanyiUbah Supporters Club Football Tournament at the Old Stadium in Awka, Anambra State. 


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Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Nigeria will not be in short supply of FIBA certified table officials and statisticians when the D'Tigers kick off their 2019 World Cup campaign next year. This follows the recent certification and presentation of certificates to 15 statisticians and 5 table officials during the finals of the FIBA Africa Zone 3 club championship elimination hosted []The post 20 Nigerians Bag FIBA Certification appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Fifteen Nigerian statisticians and five table officials have been recognised by FIBA, the Nigeria Basketball Federation announced on Monday. According to the NBBF, the officials were selected from the 80 participants at the two-day training facilitated by the NBBF in conjunction with FIBA during the FIBA Africa Zone 3 Club championship elimination hosted by Nigeria. [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
2017 CAF Top Awards for Eagles, Coach, Oshoala 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
There was a pause, but the moment needn't have lingered. The realisation and choking frustration was immediate.Matheus Saroli was heading down in the elevator of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Sao Paulo, Brazil, when his father broke the good news: a plane ticket to Colombia, meaning he'd now take his place at the big game. However, Saroli had arrived in the city on an internal flight."Where's your passport'" came the question. Before it was out, they both knew the answer 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Vincenzo Montella has been sacked by Ac Milan following their poor start to the season. Milan swiftly moved to replace Montella as head coach, promoting club legend Gennaro Gattuso from the youth set-up to take charge of the first team. The San Siro club are a disappointing seventh in the Seria A table a []The post AC Milan Sack Boss Vincenzo Montella And Appoint Gennaro Gattuso Following Poor Start To Season appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
AC Milan have sacked Vincenzo Montella as manager and placed Gennaro Gattuso in charge of the first team. The club are seventh in Serie A on 20 points, 18 behind leaders Napoli, after a run of only two league victories in their past nine games. They drew 0-0 with Torino at home on Sunday and..."The post AC Milan Sack Montella, Announce Gattuso As Replacement appeared first on OsunDefender. 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
The Clemson Tigers are already two-time defending ACC champions, and they'll shoot for the three-peat when they go against the Miami Hurricanes in the ACC championship game Saturday night in Charlotte. And not only is this game for conference bragging rights, but it could well determine a berth in the upcoming College Football Playoff. College football point spread: The Tigers opened as eight-point favorites, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. (Line updates and matchup report 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
The Togo international scored a first half equaliser to earn his side a share of the spoil at the Kadir Has Stadium 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Failure to qualify for two straight AFCONS was what pushed the Super Eagles to qualify for next year's World Cup, according to NFF president Amaju Pinnick.The post AFCON failure pushed Eagles to qualify for 2018 World Cup ' Pinnick appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Rivers State governor, Barrister Nyesom Wike has assured the wrestlers participating at the maiden of the tournament which he is sponsoring and indeed all the wrestlers coming for the African Wrestling Tournament in February next year to be hosted in the state of their safety during and after the championship.The post African Wrestling tourney: Wike assures wrestlers of safety appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Eagles, Rohr shortlisted for National Team, Coach Of The Year Awards Nigeria and Chelsea of England 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
While Tee Martin would be a great fit as the next head football coach at Tennessee, former Volunteers star Albert Haynesworth doesn't see it happening due to his race."I don't think it's necessarily racism, but I think it's more like placism," Haynesworth said in a video on TMZ Sports. "They don't think a black candidate can lead UT, or maybe they just don't want a black candidate leading UT."Haynesworth questioned the program not interviewing an 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
The Gunners endured a difficult time at Turf Moor on Sunday as Alexis Sanchez's stoppage goal secured maxiumum points for the visitors 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
The Gunners endured a difficult time at Turf Moor on Sunday as Alexis Sanchez's stoppage goal secured maxiumum points for the visitors 

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Lagos The General Manager of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Yussuf Alli, over the weekend revealed that the aim of the race was to encourage the culture of running because of its immense health benefits. 'People talk about and emphasize the importance of primary healthcare but regular running, exercise and good hygiene help prevent []The post Alli Lists Benefits Of Marathon Expo appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Denver Broncos defensive back Aqib Talib said he hopes the NFL takes into account how his fight with Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree started before it dishes out any potential punishments.Nicki Jhabvala of theDenver Post andZac Stevens of BSNDenvershared Talib's Monday comments following Oakland's 21-14 victory on Sunday. Talib stressed he wasn't defending teammate Chris Harris, suggested Crabtree was the instigator and said he wasn't looking for a fight when t 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Romelu Lukaku's struggles continue and Manchester City can't stop winning - the best Premier League statistics from the weekend. 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Kinetic Sports, organisers of Copa Lagos, on Monday released the fixtures for this years tournament with Arsenal facing Kebbi State in the opening game. The beach football competition holds at Eko Atlantic City from December 8 to 10. In the second match of the day, Spain will take on Lebanon while debutants Gidi Sharks tackle [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Athletes at the 2017/2018 All Comers Athletics Meet in Abuja say the event will boost the countrys chances at the next Commonwealth Games and other international tournaments. 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Idris Adesina The Athletics Federation of Nigeria could face an athlete revolt at next weekends Golden League as some of the athletes are allegedly set to demand payments before taking part in the competition. The athletics season in Nigeria began on November 24 with the All-Comers Meet at the National Stadium in Abuja. The Golden [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
The Los Angeles Clippers are in need of backcourt depth after Patrick Beverley was lost for the season because of knee surgery, and retired guard Baron Davis suggested he could provide just that."If the Clippers need me, I could come in there and turn it around," he said during an interview with sideline reporter Jaime Maggio:The interview came when Davis was sitting courtside for the Clippers' 97-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday. While it appeared to be a somewhat 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
As winter falls and Finland's lakes begin to freeze, one ancient tradition comes to life. 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons left Monday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a sprained ankle and did not return, according to Keith Pompey of the Philly Inquirer.After the game, Pompey reported that an X-ray was negative and he'll be re-evaluated Tuesday.The rookie played 35 minutes but was forced to leave the court before the final buzzer after hurting his ankle. He had 10 points, eight rebounds and three steals in the 113-91 loss.Simmons missed Saturday's game ag 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
The England and Wales Cricket Board says all-rounder Ben Stokes is not on his way to join up with Ashes squad. 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
The Ohio State Buckeyes hold the upper hand in the recent rivalry with the Wisconsin Badgers, winning the last five meetings outright, including that 59-0 spanking in the Big Ten Championship Game three years ago, going 4-1 against the spread. Can Ohio State spoil Wisconsin's hopes of an undefeated season when the teams meet in the eighth Big Ten Championship Game Saturday night in Indianapolis' College football point spread: The Buckeyes opened as 6.5-point favorites, according to sp 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
UC Berkeley pitcher Jared Horn was the lone survivor in his vehicle following a car crash Saturday evening that killed his father, brother and two of his relatives, according to KTVU.com.Authorities arrested47-year-oldFred Lowe and charged him withvehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence and hit and run after allegedly causing the pileup on I-80 near theSan Pablo Dam Road exit before fleeing the scene.According toNBC Bay Area, Lowe was "driving on a suspended license due to a pri 


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Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Karen Carney will miss England's World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan after withdrawing from the squad with an ankle injury. 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Three coaches and an ineligible player but Chapecoense stayed up. One year on from the devastating crash, the Brazilian club are still punching above their weight. 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Chelsea target Lucas Moura and his representatives are reportedly set to meet with current club Paris Saint-Germain to discuss his future "in a couple of weeks."According to French outletFootMercato(via Tom Coast of Sport Witness), the Blues have been heavily linked with the Brazilian winger as a potential replacement for Willian, while anunnamed club from China are also expected to make a bid for him in January.Coast's report added Moura has already been told by PSG manager Unai 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
The Mexico forward was injured playing for his national team earlier this month but hopes to play a big part for his club as Christmas approaches 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
The Mexico forward was injured playing for his national team earlier this month but hopes to play a big part for his club as Christmas approaches 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Nasarawa United coaches and players have taken the club to a Jos Industrial Court over their unpaid salaries, allowances and signing-on fees, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Joined in the suit, which is before Justice Kenneth Amadi, is the Nasarawa State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice. Paul Hammachi, counsel for the five coaches [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Lobi Stars captain and central defender Anthony Agbaji says their Gold Cup loss will count for nothing when the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) starts in January. The Pride of Benue were beaten 0-1 by the former Nigerian champions, Kano Pillars, in the Gold Cup final on Friday at the Kwara State Stadium in llorin. [] 


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Tue, 28 Nov 2017
The Memphis Grizzlies have fired head coach David Fizdale, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday.USA Today's Sam Amick shared statements from Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace and owner Robert Pera confirming the move:Fizdale was in his second season in charge of the Grizzlies. Memphis finished 43-39 and reached the playoffs in his first year, but the Grizzlies' 7-12 start in 2017-18 has them sitting 12th in the Western Conference.While the team's record is less tha 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Former NXT champion Drew McIntyre confirmed Monday he was injured during his loss to Andrade "Cien" Almas at NXT TakeOver: WarGames on Nov. 18.Pro Wrestling Sheet's Ryan Satin reported McIntyre suffered a torn bicep that will keep him out for months. According to Satin, McIntyre is aiming to come back around WrestleMania 34 on April 8.McIntyre's tweet and Satin's report confirmed what many fans had expected after TakeOver. McIntyre was visibly favoring his arm after his 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has been given a new contract that will expire in 2019. The Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick announced the new deal at an event in Lagos on Monday. Rohr, who helped Nigeria qualify for their sixth World Cup, will arrive in Russia for next years footballs showpiece having another [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
By Albert Akota The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has revealed that Super Eagles players will be paid for securing qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. The federation will pay players and officials a total of $2.4 million as a bonus for qualifying for the prestigious tournament which which will be hosted by Russia. [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Gernot Rohr has been nominated for coach of the year by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The Super Eagles of Nigeria were nominated for national team of the year.The post Eagles, Falconets, Rohr, Oshoala earn CAF awards nominations appeared first on TheCable. 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Central midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is Nigeria's pass master in the English Premier League, having completed more passes than any other Nigerian playing in the league, even his Leicester City teammates.The post EPL: Ndidi floors Moses, Iwobi as Nigeria's pass master appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Though he appeared to end his international career earlier this month, the Juventus goalkeeper suggested he could be open to an Azzurri comeback 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Though he appeared to end his international career earlier this month, the Juventus goalkeeper suggested he could be open to an Azzurri comeback 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Though he appeared to end his international career earlier this month, the Juventus goalkeeper suggested he could be open to an Azzurri comeback 

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017
The two-time African Player of the Year who is currently on vacation in Abidjan, showed that he is full of life outside the football pitch 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
The 25-year-old ignited memories of his goals at the Amex Stadium that secured a place for the Eagles in the 2013 Championship playoff final 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
The 25-year-old ignited memories of his goals at the Amex Stadium that secured a place for the Eagles in the 2013 Championship playoff final 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
By Joe Apu A total of 20 Nigerians have been formally certified by the world basketball ruling body, 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
FIFA President Gianni Infantino vowed on Monday to crack down hard on racist incidents when Russia hosts 

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