SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [13 DECEMBER, 2017].


Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Football Club from Nigeria are unlikely to win the 2018 CAF Champions League, but they boast the most eye-catching name among the 58 contenders. The post 2018 CAF : Nigeria put faith in Fire and Miracles club appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
NFL teams will reportedly have a higher salary cap to work with inthe 2018 season.On Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported teams received a salary-cap projection of $174.2 million to $178.1 million for next year during Tuesday's league meetings. Rapoport clarified that the actual number will be revealed in the spring, but the projection was a notable increase from last year's $167 million salary cap.The salary-cap increase continues a pattern for the league.When last year's sa 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Notre Dame has bolstered its secondary with the addition of cornerback Houston Griffith to its 2018 recruiting class.Griffith announced his intention to sign with the Fighting Irish on Tuesday:The 4-star cornerback ranks No. 11 at his position and 63rd overall among 2018 recruits, according to 247Sports. He's also the No. 14 player in the entire state of Florida.Griffith originally attendedMount Carmel High School in Chicago before transferringIMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, in July 2016 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Nigeria's only individual gold medalist till date, Chioma Ajunwa-Okpara, was on Monday decorated as an Assistant Commissioner of Police, by the Police Service Commission. The event took place at the Police College in Ikeja. The promotion from a Chief Suprintendent of Police, was coming only after a week of Ajunwa-Okpara, launching a foundation to discover new stars that will take the Nigerian nation to new heights. The events which was held in Abuja was reportedly snubbed by top government 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Monica Iheakam Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appealed to Nigerians for forgiveness following 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The 18-year-old has already been the subject of bids from top European clubs, but it would break new ground to see him in Gerardo Martino's team 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The 18-year-old has already been the subject of bids from top European clubs, but it would break new ground to see him in Gerardo Martino's team 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Nigeria, His Excellency Nikolay Udovichenko says he is looking 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Ambassador Prays for Nigeria, Russia Final 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By James Agberebi: Hibernians Nigerian defender Efe Ambrose has been included in the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) Team of the Week.His inclusion was confirmed on the SPFL official website on Tuesday. His selection was as a result of his impressive performance against his former club Celtic where he scored as they came from 2-0 [] 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Former Super Eagles star, Daniel Amokachi, on Tuesday arrived the ancient city of Kano alongside other top stars like Zimbabwean retired professional footballer, Benjamin Nwaruwari, for the charity game tagged Match-4-IDPs. Other stars who have arrived for the game organised to raise funds for the internally-displaced people are Cyril Mubiala from Congo, Garba Lawal and Tijani Babangida who played for the Super Eagles in the past. Since 2009, when Boko Haram began its terrorist activities in nor 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Arsenal are making one last push to keep Mesut Ozil. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has not given up on keeping the 29-year-old Germany star, and the club are still hoping a new round of negotiations could persuade him to stay. Manchester United and Barcelona are both keen on Ozil, who is out of contract at [] 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at the London Stadium on Wednesday 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at the London Stadium on Wednesday 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at the London Stadium on Wednesday 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
West Ham United manager David Moyes has confirmed "Jack Wilshere would be someone who wed have to look at if he was available," ahead of the January transfer window, per Paul MacInnes of the Guardian.Moyes is trying to drag the Hammers out of the relegation zone in the Premier League and admitted signings this winter could make all the difference, according to MacInnes.It's also probably not a coincidence Moyes would reference Wilshere ahead of West Ham's game at home to Arse 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
ours 'Atletico Madrid right back Sime Vrsaljko could well be on his way to the Premier League after requesting to leave the club in the upcoming January transfer window. Vrsaljko has been eyed up by Serie A outfit Napoli due to his ability on either side of the pitch. Though naturally deployed on the right side of the defence at full back, the Croatian is also a competent left-back - players with such talent are few and far between. And now, according to Marca (viaCorriere dello Sport),... 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Atletico Madrid will play Egyptian side Al Ahly in Alexandria later this month in a Match for Peace to raise funds for the families of victims of the Nov. 24 terror attack in Egypt. The match takes place at the Borgh-al-Arab Stadium, which has an 84,000 capacity, on Dec. 30. The clubs will donate 100 []The post Atletico to raise funds for Egypt terror victims appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Former world number one and two-time champion Victoria Azarenka is given a wildcard into next year's Australian Open. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Heads will roll, says Pinnick It's a shame, big embarrassment -Ladipo Nigeria escaped being thrown out of the 2018 World Cup as the world football governing body FIFA awarded three points and three goals against the country after the Super Eagles were found guilty of fielding an ineligible player in the final of qualifying match against Algeria on November 10. The match in Constantine ended 1-1 as Nigeria ended the qualifying series on 14 points but FIFA, on Tuesday, ruled that defender 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The North London outfit went out all guns blazing at the weekend and will hope to do likewise when they tackle their opponents from the south coast 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The Gunners will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they travel a short distance to face the Hammers 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Bill Snyder's tenure as head football coach at Kansas State will reportedly continue for at least one more season.Per K-StateOnline.com, Snyder intends to coach the Wildcats in 2018.Speculation about Kansas State's head-coaching situation has gone on through the course of the 2017 season.College football reporter Brett McMurphyreportedon Nov. 16Jim Leavitthad a verbal agreement with the school to be the coach in waiting and take over for Snyder in 2018, but Snyder vetoed the deal becau 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The Blues manager offered no apologies for writing off his side's Premier League title challenge following Tuesday's 3-1 win at Huddersfield Town 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The Blues manager offered no apologies for writing off his side's Premier League title challenge following Tuesday's 3-1 win at Huddersfield Town 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Sokratis Papastathopoulos scored the goals as Peter Stoger made a successful start to life at Borussia Dortmund. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Burnley moved into the Champions League qualifying spots thanks to Ashley Barnes' searing finish in an otherwise dour match with Stoke at Turf Moor. The substitute capitalised after the ball broke to him in the area late on, slamming home to condemn the Potters to a second consecutive away defeat. Stoke'sPeter Crouch nearly opened the scoring early in the first half after a Burnley defensive mishap, the veteran striker seeing his back stick effort saved onto the post by Nick Pope. The 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Burnley boss Sean Dyche says "it's important the fans have dreams" following their 1-0 victory over Stoke which sees the Clarets move into fourth place in the Premier League. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton went 13-for-25 passing for 137 yards, a touchdown and an interception during the team's 31-24 win in Week 14 over the Minnesota Vikings.Although he didn't do a ton of damage through the air during Sunday's affair, Newton added 70 yards on the ground. His biggest run of the day came in crunch time, galloping for 62 yards to set up the game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter. His run also made him the first quarterback in the Super 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
How can Super Eagles fans trust the NFF and Gernot Rohr following their astonishing decision to play Abdullahi Shehu in the final World Cup qualifier 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The Philadelphia Eagles placed quarterback Carson Wentz on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday, a day after he was diagnosed with a torn ACL.Wentz, 24, went down in the third quarter of Sunday's win over the Los Angeles Rams. He was injured on a touchdown scramble that was called back on a holding penalty and remained in the game for the rest of the drive, with his final play of the year being a touchdown throw to Alshon Jeffery.The touchdown was Wentz's 33rd of the season, capping w 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Free-agent pitcher CC Sabathia has drawn the attention of another American League East team as he seeks a contract for 2018.Per George A. King III of the New York Post, Sabathia met with the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.King previously reported that the Los Angeles Angels had talked with Sabathia about joining them.After the New York Yankees' season ended in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series, Sabathia didn't hide his desire to remain with the organization."This is 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Nigeria's home 'based senior team will file out against reigning NPFL champions Plateau United at 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Chelsea cruised to a 3-1 victory over Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium on Tuesday, thanks to goals fromTiemoue Bakayoko, Willian and Pedro.Laurent Depoitre headed home a late consolation for the hosts, but they were well-beaten by the champions whoclaimed all three points to move level on points with Manchester United in second in the Premier League.With striker Alvaro Morata missing due to a back injury, Antonio Conte brought in Willian and Pedro, but there was still no place 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Chelsea are reportedly looking at potentially hijacking Arsenal's proposed bid to sign AS Monaco winger Thomas Lemar in January, with Conte keen to add numbers to his squad ahead of a busy second half to the season - which includes the Premier League, Champions League, and FA Cup. Both the Gunners and Liverpool both spent the summer attempting to land the 22-year-old, but neither team managed to match the 80m evaluation placed on Lemar's head as his club remained adamant that they woul 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Chelsea responded perfectly to head coach Antonio Conte's claim their Premier League title hopes are over with a convincing 3-1 win at Huddersfield Town on Tuesday.The post Chelsea give Conte cheer, Burnley go fourth appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Chelsea have reportedly had an approach for Leon Bailey turned down by Bayer Leverkusen, who are said to be determined to keep hold of the 20-year-old.Antonio Conte's side were willing to offer 22 million for the youngster, but have failed with an initial approach, according to Simon Jones at the MailOnline.The Jamaican is seen as the perfect replacement for Willian and also able to provide cover for Eden Hazard.The reigning Premier League champions sent scouts to watch Bailey in action in 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
As the charity football match between African Legends and Kano Pillars Football Club, for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country continues to gather momentum, the chairman of NPFL club owners Association Barrister Isaac Danladi has thrown his weight behind the historic exhibition football game. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has warned his side not to take Al Jazira lightly as the clubs prepare to meet in the semi-final of the Club World Cup on Wednesday. Al Jazira are appearing at the tournament as champions of the host nation the United Arab Emirates, and reached the last four by edging [] 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
A total of 32 boxers drawn from 8 weight categories have been invited to camp for adequate preparations towards the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. The boxers are made up 16 men and 16 women, namely: Ifeoma Anthony, Ayisat Oriyomi, Caroline Linus, Abasi Ama Moses, Tomiwa Sadiku, Yetunde Odunuga, Abibat Ismael, Fadilat Tijani, Oben Blessing, []The post Commonwealth Games: 32 boxers invited to camp appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Chelsea move level on points with second-placed Manchester United and send Huddersfield to a fifth defeat in six games. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro combined superbly as Chelsea returned to winning ways against a poor Huddersfield Town side. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Almost one year to the day of Craig Sager's death, his wife Stacy Sager has offered some insight into what made the longtime NBA sideline reporter such a unique and beloved figure during his 65 years of life.In an article onThe Players' Tribune, Sager began with a story of how she and her husband met at an airport before offering some of the wisdom he had that made him such a revered reporter.Among the four pieces of wisdom Sager shared, Craig's ability to listen was No. 1 on the 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Cris "Cyborg" Justino would be open to having the long-discussed match against Ronda Rousey take place at WWE's biggest event of the year.In an interview with Damon Martin of FloCombat.com, Cyborg said she would welcome a WrestleMania match against Rousey."Could the Brazilian Vale Tudo Fighter beat the American shoot fighting champion' That seems like a pretty natural storyline to a WrestleMania if you ask me," she told Martin. "I know 70,000 fans who would sti 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Crystal Palace climbed out of the relegation zone for the first time this season with a fantastic late comeback to beat Watford 2-1 at Selhurst Park this evening (December 12). Scott Dann captained the side in place of the injured Mamadou Sakho, whilst Julian Speroni made his 400th appearance for the club. 'Marco Silva changed his system to a 3-4-3, bringing in Sebastian Prodl and Jose Holebas for Roberto Pereyra and Marvin Zeegelaar - who was sent off against Burnley for a two footed lunge 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson admits managing his side is "stressful", but says he is enjoying the job after the Eagles score two late goals to beat Watford 2-1. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Watford boss Marco Silva says Tom Cleverley's 87th-minute red card was the "key moment" of his side's game at Crystal Palace, with the Eagles scoring twice late on to win 2-1. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Super Eagles right back Shehu Abdullahi who plies his trade in Cyprus with Anorthosis Famagusta says the countrys top flight division is very challenging and that the level of fitness is very high.

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he 'encouraged' his side to celebrate Sunday's 2-1 win at Manchester United, but denies they went over the top.The post Derby brawl: Guardiola: My players didn't over-celebrate at Man Utd appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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