SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [29 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Wed, 29 Nov 2017
150 athletes are expected to storm Abuja this weekend to compete in the annual Korean Ambassador's Cup scheduled to hold on December 1 and 2 at the National Stadium Package B Abuja. The event, which is organised by the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation and sponsored by the Republic of Korea Embassy, has a total of 150 athletes from three countries, 18 Nigerian States, 26 clubs and the Para Military will be competing in the Olympic categories of Male -58kg, -68kg, -80kg and +80kg as well as Femal 

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Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Ben Pearce hits us with his five talking points as Tottenham fell to yet another defeat in the Premier League at Leicester. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
ABIA WARRIORS football club of Umuahia has completed the signing of five new players and upgraded two others from the Team 'B' in preparation for the forthcoming 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League season. The players include former Nigeria junior international goalkeeper, Uche Okafor who moved to Umuahia from Nnewi-based FC Ifeanyi Ubah, versatile defender, Kelechi [] 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Newly-decorated 2017 New Telegraph's Sports Person of the Year, female, Odunayo Adekuruoye, has vowed to defend her national title at the Governor Wike National Wrestling Championship, going on at the Rivers State capital, Port Harcourt. The Commonwealth gold medalist, said she was ready to defeat all opponents at the championship as she is fully fit to register her name in the gold medals' zone and retain her national title. This feat, she noted, would enable her pick a ticket to com 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Lagos Ex-international, Mutiu Adepoju has called on Super Eagles players to ensure that they keep fighting for a shirt in their respective clubs and make themselves relevant if they want to be at the World Cup in Russia next year. In a chat with INDEPENDENT at the company's corporate office in Ogba, Ikeja, on Tuesday, []The post Adepoju Counsels Super Eagles' Players Ahead World Cup appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
AHMED Amate has emerged the overall winner of the 2017 edition of the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor's Cup golf competition, which took place over the weekend at the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja. Amate, a medical doctor, recorded a gross of 89 and 67 nett to drive to a 19.4 handicap which [] 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Few hours to the November 30 deadline set by Federation of International Basketball Association for Nigeria to resolve the ligering political crisis, there is fear that the country might be banned by the world governing As at press time on Tuesday efforts by the Nigeria Olympic Committee to broker peace between the Musa Kida and Tijani Umar factions of the Nigeria Basketball Federation did not yield any fruitful result as both parties failed to shift ground after the disputed elections that took 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Petr Cech believes Arsenal could be in contention for the Premier League title come the end of the season despite trailing leaders Manchester City by 12 points going into Wednesdays match with Huddersfield. A win would probably still leave the Gunners well adrift of record-breaking City, with Pep Guardialos unbeaten side hosting Southampton, but Cech []The post Arsenal Can Mount Title Challenge appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Nabil Fekir is reportedly inching closer to joining Arsenal and becoming the direct replacement for contract rebel Alexis Sanchez.The Lyon attacking midfielder is seen as the natural replacement for star forward Sanchez, per TransferMarketWeb (h/t Jack Staplehurst of the Daily Star). Fekir is tipped to join the Gunners despite drawing the interest of scouts from Serie A giants Juventus and La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid recently.In terms of when he could move to north London, Staplehurst noted & 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Arsenal FC manager Arsene Wenger has ruled out selling Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window unless something unbelievable happens. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Manchester United ended a three-match away winless run in the Premier League thanks to Jesse Lingard's late solo effort against Watford. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Ashley Young grabbed a stunning brace asManchester United ran out 4-2 winners over Watford at Vicarage Road on Tuesday.Young struck twice against his former club inside 25 minutes, and Anthony Martial made it 3-0 before half-time.Troy Deeney pulled one back from the penalty spot, and Abdoulaye Doucoure looked to have set up a tense finish when he struck after 84 minutes, but Jesse Lingard sealed the win two minutes later with a fine solo effort.The match began in absorbing fashion as both sides 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The Welsh winger showed his worth as he set up a goal as soon as he came on and then created another as Los Blancos knocked out Fuenlabrada on Tuesday 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The Welsh winger showed his worth as he set up a goal as soon as he came on and then created another as Los Blancos knocked out Fuenlabrada on Tuesday 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Zinedine Zidane named the youngest team of his Real Madrid reign, but it was a returning Gareth Bale who helped them past Fuenlabrada. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Gareth Bale creates two goals on his return from injury as Real Madrid avoid an embarrassing defeat by third-tier club Fuenlebrada in the Copa del Rey. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Eli Manning will be back before you know it.Manning was unceremoniously benched Tuesday afternoon after 14 seasons and 210 consecutive starts. The two-time Super Bowl MVP will be replaced by former tabloid back-page chew toy Geno Smith, a quarterback so inept that he deserved about half of the criticism he received during his Jets tenure.The Giants have a more likely quarterback of the future on the roster in rookie Davis Webb, but Ben McAdoo, a lame duck whose New Year's Day plans involve 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge provides the opportunity for marquee programs from the two power conferences to add impressive wins to their early resumes, and the 2017 edition is no different.The ACC, which won last year's battle with nine victories in 14 games, jumped out to an initial lead Monday when Syracuse edged Maryland by two points and Virginia beat Wisconsin in a low-scoring 49-37 affair.With five games Tuesday, including a showdown between No. 17 Louisville and a Purdue team co 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
LOS ANGELES Of the ligaments in the knee, the medial collateral is probably the best one to injure...given the choice.That's the good news for the Los Angeles Clippers, who could lose All-Star forward Blake Griffin for two months to an MCL sprain, suffered in Monday night's 120-115 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.The bad news' There goes the season.Griffin should be back, no worse for the wear. It could have been far worse. A torn anterior cruciate ligament would have knocked him 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The Belgian striker was off target once again in a meeting with Watford, leading his manager to suggest he will only score when paid the right money 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The Belgian striker was off target once again in a meeting with Watford, leading his manager to suggest he will only score when paid the right money 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Braun Strowman rose quickly through the ranks at WWE, which may have generated some resentment among his peers inside the WWE locker room.In an interview with Pro Wrestling Illustrated (h/t Jack Snodgrass of PopCulture.com), Strowman said he had to work to earn the respect of his fellow wrestlers:"Yeah, there was a little bit of animosity, I could tell.But, you know, this is a great place. It's a great company to work for. And I won everyone over because of how hard I worked, putting m 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon eased some of his World Cup heartache by winning the Serie A Best Player 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has adopted the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) and will debut at the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco. This was announced by CAF on their official website on Tuesday following a meeting by its Referees' Committee on Monday in Cairo, Egypt. The VAR was first used at the []The post CAF Adopts Video Assistant Referee appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 


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Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The members of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Medical Committee are meeting in Cairo, Egypt with the view to seeking how to protect African players. The seminar with the theme 'protect the actors of the game' will discuss relevant issues related to improving the medical aspect of the game on the continent. It also []The post CAF Seeks Ways To Protect Players appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The Confederation of African Football has said it will use a video assistant referee (VAR) during the 2018 Total African Nations Championship in Morocco. This was announced by the continentalThe post CAF to use video assistant referee at CHAN 2018 appeared first on TheCable. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Has the Morocco playmaker's recent form done enough to suggest they he can be a success in the Premier League 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Has the Morocco playmaker's recent form done enough to suggest they he can be a success in the Premier League 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The Czech is still going strong at the age of 35, with his current boss of the opinion that a perfectionist mentality will keep him at the top 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The Czech is still going strong at the age of 35, with his current boss of the opinion that a perfectionist mentality will keep him at the top 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The Blues should only focus on the team directly in front of them, according to their manager 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The Blues should only focus on the team directly in front of them, according to their manager 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The Blues should only focus on the team directly in front of them, according to their manager 


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Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Leicester City scored two stunners against Tottenham, but Claude Puel was keen to give praise to his defence as well. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has been given a new two-year contract after guiding the country to the World Cup finals, the country's football association announced on Tuesday.The post Coach Rohr signs new two-year contract appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Let the controversies rage.Rivalry weekend turned out to be one of the major developments, as top-rated Alabama lost to an excellent Auburn team on the road, while previously unbeaten Miami lost to an ordinary Pittsburgh team.The latest College Football Playoff rankings have Clemson, Auburn, Oklahoma and Wisconsin in the top four spots with one more weekend of top competition remaining until the final playoff and bowl announcements are made.While Alabama is on the outside looking in right now at 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Alabama will not play in the SEC Championship Game for the first time in four seasons. Nevertheless, the Crimson Tide are still positioned to emerge as the biggest story of the weekend.This season's edition of the College Football Playoff will be shaped Saturday, when the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten and SEC championships command the football world's attention from noon until midnight. Only one sequence of results, however, will prevent us from talking about Nick Saban's team.Should both 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Big changes took place in the penultimate 2017 College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday withClemsonmoving into the top spot.Alabama and Miami, the top two teams in last week's standings, both suffered their first losses of the season Saturday. With the 26-14 defeat at Auburn, the Crimson Tide also missed out on the opportunity to play for the SEC championship.Here are the latest playoff rankings heading into conference championship weekend:1. Clemson (11-1)2. Auburn (10-2)3. Oklah 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The 2017 season's penultimate College Football Playoff rankings dropped Tuesday night, and they were riddled with change after the Alabama Crimson Tide and Miami Hurricaneswho were Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, a week agosuffered their first losses of the season.Specifically, the top four now featuresthe No. 1 Clemson Tigers (11-1), No. 2 Auburn Tigers (10-2), No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners (11-1) and No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers (12-0).Meanwhile, the Crimson Tide tumbled down to No. 5, while the Hurrican 

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Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has said he will not be hasty with the decision to reinstall winger Victor Moses into the Blues' starting line up. The Super Eagles player has absent for eight matches after sustaining an injury against his old club Crystal Palace on October 14 and only resumed full training with the first team a week ago. The player was named on the bench in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool at the weekend but the winger's chances of returning to the starting line up in Wednes 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Real Madrid drew 2-2 with Fuenlabrada in the second leg of their Copa del Rey round-of-32 clash on Tuesday, ensuring their progression with an aggregate score of 4-2.Elsewhere, Malaga could only draw 1-1 with Numancia after losing the first leg 2-1, while Celta Vigo beat Eibar 1-0 to book their place in the next round.Here are all the results from Tuesday's matches:Malaga 1-1 Numancia (aggregate score 2-3)Leganes 1-0 Valladolid (aggregate score 3-1)Levante 1-1 Girona (aggregate score 3-1)Ce 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
American tennis prodigy Cori Gauff is only 13 years old but she already has Serena Williams' long-time coach by her side. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The first top-flight meeting between Brighton and Crystal Palace for 36 years ended goalless at the Amex Stadium. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
UFC president Dana White said he plans to meet with CM Punk in Detroit but failed to elaborate on the subject of their upcoming conversation."CM Punk is coming to Detroit and wants to talk to me," White said, per Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "I love the guy. We'll see what he's doing."The Motor City is set to host UFC 218 at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday.White's comments could mean a number of things.He and Punk may discuss planning Punk's 


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Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The biggest questions facing the MMA world right now all revolve around Conor McGregor. Who will he fight' Where will it take place' When will it be'Not even UFC President Dana White knows the answers to those questions, and judging from a press event Tuesday, we're not going to find out anytime soon.According to multiple outlets on hand, including Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole and MMAFighting, White indicated that he is if McGregor will even compete again:Despite achieving u 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Tottenham's out-of-form midfielder Dele Alli gives a scathing review of his side as the Lilywhites fell to another defeat, this time at Leicester. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Former Director General of the National Sports Commission, Patrick Ekeji, has charged corporate organisations in the country to rally round the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of their preparations for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. Ekeji revealed that the team and the Nigeria Football Federation would need all the support to raise a formidable team that will make the country proud in Russia. According to him, sponsors should not wait until the team starts getting results before they begin to fa 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Watch highlights of England's dominant 5-0 win over Kazakhstan as the Lionesses maintain their perfect start to World Cup qualifying. 


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Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The contractor handling the rehabilitation of the Enyimba International Stadium in Aba, MoniMitchelle Sports Facilities Construction Limited, has promised to deliver the stadium before the 2017/2018 league season starts.The post Enyimba Stadium: Contractor returns to site, promises completion by January appeared first on Vanguard News. 



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