SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [15 DECEMBER, 2017].


Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson was placed on injured reserve Thursday with a neck injury.ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the news.After signing with the Saints in the offseason, Peterson's tenure didn't go as planned. The 2012 NFL MVP had just 27 carries through the first four games before being traded to the Cardinals prior to Week 6.The Cardinals were desperate for help at running back after David Johnson was injured in Week 1. Peterson had his two best games of th 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The 1st Session of the African Union of Sports Council AUSC Region 2 Ministers Meeting has ended at the ECOWAS Parliament Auditorium Abuja with a call for bids for the hosting of the Maiden AUSC Region 2 Games.The post African Union Sports Ministers meeting calls for AUSC games bids appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The Everton manager wouldn't fight to hold up a January move for the midfielder, but also claims he wouldn't hesitate to play the 24-year-old 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The Everton manager wouldn't fight to hold up a January move for the midfielder, but also claims he wouldn't hesitate to play the 24-year-old 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper is reportedly expected to miss Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys with a sprained left ankle.According to theLas Vegas Review-Journal's Michael Gehlken, Cooper missed practice Wednesday and Thursday after he aggravated the injury in the Raiders' 26-15 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 14.Cooper has appeared in 12 of the Raiders' 13 games to date. His lone absence came in Week 13 when he was nursing the ankle injury in addi 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Pittsburgh Steelers star wideout Antonio Brown enters Week 14 against the New England Patriots having amassed 9,886 receiving yards over the course of his seven-plus year career in the NFL.Should he record 114 receiving yards during Sunday's tilt, Brown would tie Detroit Lions great Calvin Johnson for the fewest games required (115) to surpass 10,000 receiving yards, per NFL Communications. Johnson accumulated 11,619 yards and 83 touchdowns on 731 receptions over nine seasons before calling 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
By Bamidele Boluwaji: Former Super Eagles winger Tijani Babangida has called on the Nigeria Football Federation to learn from the recent FIFA sanction of deducting a World Cup qualifying point from Nigeria and fining the NFF 6,000 Swiss francs, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. The final African qualifying Group B fixture for the Russia 2018 World Cup ended [] 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has admitted he wouldn't stand in the way of reported Barcelona target Antoine Griezmann if a "once in a lifetime" offer came in for the forward.The France international has developed into one of the elite players in European football at Atletico and has been the subject of a lot of speculation. When asked about the links away from Madrid in an interview with L'Equipe (h/t AS), Simeone insisted he wouldn't keep Griezmann around again 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona and potential ins and outs ahead of the January transfer window 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona and potential ins and outs ahead of the January transfer window 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
David Beckham has a new set of partners in his bid to bring an MLS club to Miami, with the league approving three additional owners for the franchise 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
After four days of trades, signings and rumors about trades and signings, Major League Baseball's annual winter meetings came to a close Thursday.It'll be years before fair judgment can be passed on the winners and losers. But for now, it's clear enough whoappearto be the winners and losers of the meetings. The list ahead covers four of each and includes both teams and players.Be warned that the New York Yankees and Giancarlo Stanton are not among them.Although the Yankees made th 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Boboye Pleased with Plateau Utd Display against CHAN Eagles 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Indianapolis Colts tight end Brandon Williams suffered an injury while blocking on a punt in the first half of Thursday's game against the Denver Broncos.Mike Chappell of Indy Sports Central tweeted that trainers were "being VERY careful" placing him on a cart and "keeping him very still."Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports noted Williams has a "pre-existing spinal condition" and called it a "scary scene" as he was stabilized before he was carted off the f 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Christopher Bulus came from a set down to beat Emmanuel Idoko 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 to move into the semifinals of the Rainoil Tennis Open which enters its crucial stage at the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
COMPLEXION of teams that Nigerian clubs will face in next season of CAF Club competitions has been revealed. According to the draw conducted yesterday, NPFL champions, Plateau United will take on Eding of Cameroon, while MFM FC are up against Malian league runners-up in the preliminary round of next year's CAF Champions League. The first [] 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Yusuf Salisu, coach of the home-based Super Eagles participating in CHAN 2018, says hes delighted with his squad. The Eagles played a 0-0 draw with Plateau United in their firstThe post CHAN 2018: I have an amazing squad, says Salisu appeared first on TheCable. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
By Adeboye Amosu in Kano: An African legend team led by former Super Eagles captain Kanu Nwankwo lost 2-1 to Kano Pillars in a charity game at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kanoon Thursday, reports Completesportsnigeria. com. Akide Ibrahim scored both goals for Kano Pillars, while former South Africa captain Aaron Mokoena got the Legends only [] 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
BAYER Leverkusen have rejected a 22 million offer from Chelsea for winger Leon Bailey, reports the Daily Mail . Bailey impressed in front of Chelsea scouts against Stuttgart last week, but Leverkusen don't want to lose the Jamaican in the January transfer window. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Chelsea as Antonio Conte looks to build on his title success in his second season in charge 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Chelsea as Antonio Conte looks to build on his title success in his second season in charge 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia may still be six months away, but Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will already be looking for potential members of his 23-man squad. Completesportsnigeria.coms JAMES AGBEREBI wonders if these FIVE experienced players could work their way back into the Super Eagles squad in time for next years showpiece [] 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The Sacramento Kings announced De'Aaron Fox suffered a left quad contusion in the first quarter of Thursday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center.Fox was subsequently ruled out for the game after scoring two points in seven minutes.Sacramento selected Fox with the fifth overall pick in June's draft following his standout season at the University of Kentucky. He averaged 16.7 points, 4.6 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals across 36 games during his only 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
BORUSSIA Dortmund will not sell Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang during the January transfer window, according to Sport Bild . Aubameyang had been keen to leave Dortmund in the summer, but no offers met his '70 million valuation and he has been linked with a departure in the New Year. The likes of Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool and [] 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
NIGERIA Football Federation are willing to have the Super Eagles play a friendly on home soil before departing for the World Cup in Russia. It is understood that the NFF are already holding talks with potential opponents and the World-Cup bound Egyptian team are also been considered NFF's Secretary General, Mohammed Sanusi confirmed talks with [] 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The New York Giants reportedly fined cornerback Eli Apple for using Twitter on the sideline during the team's 30-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.On Thursday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com noted the Giants levied an undisclosed fine against the defensive back, who was inactive for the NFC East rivalry clash."I wasn't confused," Apple said. "It was just a mistake by me."Zach Brazillerof theNew York Postnoted Apple tweeted three times during the 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
England's Football Association has asked Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to explain comments he made in the build-up to last weekend's 2-1 derby defeat by Manchester City.The post FA queries Mourinho on pre-derby comments appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
A few players coming back into the starting lineup for their clubs could be worth consideration ahead of this weekend's fixtures 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
A few players coming back into the starting lineup for their clubs could be worth consideration ahead of this weekend's fixtures 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
NFF'S 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, has been named head of a 4-man panel to unravel the issues behind the slip that led to Nigeria forfeiting the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Algeria in Constantine on 10th November 2017. The concluding match of Group B of the African series for Russia 2018 [] 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, has read the riot act to the staff of the Federation in the wake of sanctions imposed by Fifa for fielding an ineligible player, Abdullahi Shehu, in the national teams final 2018 World Cup qualifier last month. The Anorthosis Famagusta right-back was automatically suspended for the game versus Algeria []The post Fifa sanction: Pinnick warns Federation staff appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The August bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor brought in a head-turning number of viewers.On Thursday, Brian Campbell of CBS Sports reported Showtime Sports confirmed there were 4.3 million pay-per-view buys for the fight between one of the all-time great boxers in Mayweather and career MMA fighter McGregor.According to Campbell, the total was the second-highest in history, falling short of only the 4.6 million pay-per-view buys for the 2015 fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacqu 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The goalkeeper tried to calm fresh doubts over his future with the Serie A side after a drama filled week for the teenager 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The goalkeeper tried to calm fresh doubts over his future with the Serie A side after a drama filled week for the teenager 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
French footballs top division Ligue 1 is set for video assistant referees next season after several club chiefs revealed that they had agreed in principle to adopt the technology. Video technology will be in Ligue 1 next season, said the president of Giungamp Bertrand Desplat after Thursdays general meeting of the French football league (LFP).Read MoreThe post French football to begin Video referees next season appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The backlash against cyclist Chris Froome is well and truly under way -- with rival Tony Martin dubbing the handling of the case a "scandal." 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
By Adeboye Amosu in Kano: Ghanaian midfielders Farouk Mohammed and Tofic Umar have told reporters that they are proud to have joined seven-time Nigeria Professional Football League champions and two-time African champions Enyimba who they refer to as one of the best clubs in Africa. Mohammed and Umar joined the Peoples Elephant on free transfers []The post Ghanaian stars reveal why they joined Enyimba appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The Manchester City manager has praised Premier League foes Tottenham and Chelsea for "wanting to play football", but left the Red Devils off his list 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The Manchester City manager has praised Premier League foes Tottenham and Chelsea for "wanting to play football", but left the Red Devils off his list 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Heading to South Korea for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics but a bit concerned about any potential language barriers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The Potters boss is looking up the table, not down, as he assured fans that he has no intention of seeing his side in a relegation fight 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The Potters boss is looking up the table, not down, as he assured fans that he has no intention of seeing his side in a relegation fight 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
A solitary goal from Whyvonne Isuza put Kenya into the final of the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge as they beat Burundi 1-0 in the semifinal at Moi Stadium, in Kisumu,on Thursday. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The New York Jets lost Sunday's contest to the Denver Broncos 23-0, and offensive coordinator John Morton apparently didn't see a comeback in the cards during the fourth quarter."Listen, the game was out of hand and I didn't want to let some bad stuff happen," Morton said Thursday, per Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. "At that time, I don't like to say, 'No mas,' but it was time to get out of there. They kicked our butts, they kicked our butts. Sometimes that 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Jordan Matthews announced Thursday he underwent successful knee and ankle surgeries.This is not the first setback for Matthews this season, as he was previously forced to undergo thumb surgery. However, he was fairly durable during the first three seasons of his career when he was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, missing a combined two games.Matthews has been a consistent playmaker in the NFL, topping 800 receiving yards in each of his first three years and just m 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Kanu, Diouf, Other African Legends Play for IDPs in Kano 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The German goalkeeper returned to the Reds' starting XI against West Brom and admits that he is hoping to see more regular game time 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The German goalkeeper returned to the Reds' starting XI against West Brom and admits that he is hoping to see more regular game time 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Legendary Germany and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Khan has expressed his regrets that he did not join Manchester United when he had the chance. Kahn played for Bayern from 1994 until 2008 after joining the Bavarian club from Karlsruhe. During his time at Bayern, despite being close to his mid-30s, Khan was the subject of [] 


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