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Tue, 19 Dec 2017
The final match of the football competition marking the 7th anniversary of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and Osun Public Service End of the Year Programme comes up tomorrow. The match which is between the Ministry of Environment and OSBC will be play at Osogbo Township Stadium by 2pm. According to a statememt from the Planning Committee Continue reading "#OgbeniGovtAt7: Football Competition Comes Up Tomorrow"The post #OgbeniGovtAt7: Football Competition Comes Up Tomorrow appeared first on Os 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
Rohr, Eagles, Falconets listed By Monica Iheakam Super Eagles and Chelsea of England star, Victor 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
The TCU Horned Frogs are 9-6 in bowl games under coach Gary Patterson; the Stanford Cardinal are 4-2 in bowls under coach David Shaw. In one of the more intriguing matchups of this bowl season, Stanford takes on TCU in the Alamo Bowl on Thursday, December 28 in San Antonio. College football point spread: The Horned Frogs opened as two-point favorites, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. (Line updates and matchup report)College football betting pick, via OddsShark computer: 30.6-26. 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
The center back is locked in a contract dispute and, at the moment, isn't in the plans for the first team, according to a director 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
With a clutch of senior players on their way back to fitness, Everton manager Sam Allardyce is not preparing for a busy transfer window. 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
With a clutch of senior players on their way back to fitness, Everton manager Sam Allardyce is not preparing for a busy transfer window. 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
Arsenal are currently in talks with Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi about a new contract despite him only signing a deal last year. The Gunners are desperate to agree a new deal with Iwobi before he leaves for the World Cup in Russia with the Super Eagles next summer. The 21-year-old will have another three [] 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
ALEXIS SANCHEZ snubbed a staggering 400,000-A-WEEK offer from China to cement a move to Manchester City. Arsenal's contract rebel was sounded out about moving to Hebei China Fortune in a mega-money move. But the Chilean forward made it clear his first choice is to reunite with his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola at the Etihad [] 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
Barcelona opened up an 11-point La Liga lead over Real Madrid ahead of next weekends Clasico between the Spanish giants as Luis Suarez and Paulinho each scored twice in a 4-0 thrashing of Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday. Lionel Messi also saw a penalty saved and hit the woodwork three times as Barca regained their [] 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
AC Milan floundered to a 3-0 defeat against relegation-threatened Hellas Verona on Sunday, a loss which left the club's passionate temporaryboss Gennaro Gattuso threatening to leave the club in responseto his side's limp, tepid performance. But after being persuaded to remain at the San Siro in order to iron-out the Serie A outfit's shoddy form, Gattuso -a tenacious, steelycharacter on the pitch during his playing career at the'Rossoneri' -and his under-performingconting 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
Raw general manager Kurt Angle confirmed what many had speculated Monday night when he announced Brock Lesnar will defend the WWE Universal Championship at Royal Rumble on Jan. 28 in a Triple Threat match.Braun Strowman and Kane will challenge for the title, per WWE:Angle's decision comes after Strowman and Kane wrestled to a double-count-out in a No. 1 contender's match on Raw on Dec. 11.On one hand, the idea that Kane could earn a world title shot in 2017 is emblematic of WWE's 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
After appearing to elbow Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray in the ribs on Saturday during his side's 0-0 draw with the Seagulls, Burnley centre-half James Tarkowski has been duly charged with violent conduct as a result of his actions - according to a report published byFour Four Two. The incident occurred in the 35th minute of the Premier League tie at Turf Moor, just moments after Murray blasted a penalty kick over the crossbar, a spot-kick which was awarded by referee Chris 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
Underdogs aren't just 4-1 against the spread over the last five Cactus Bowl matchups, they've won three of those games outright. The UCLA Bruins will play the underdog role when they meet the Kansas State Wildcats in a Cactus Bowl matchup Tuesday, December 26 at Chase Field in Phoenix. College football point spread: The Wildcats opened as three-point favorites, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. (Line updates and matchup report)College football betting pick, via OddsShar 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
Former NBA star Carlos Boozer announced his retirement from the Association on ESPN on Monday (h/t Dan Feldman of NBC Sports).Boozer, 36, last played in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2014-15 season. For his career, he averaged 16.2 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.Boozer was also a two-time All-Star and 2007-08 All-NBA third-team selection. He had stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers (2002-04), Utah Jazz (2004-10), Chicago Bulls (2010-14) and the Lakers (2014-15), putting together a s 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
After winning the Super 6 tournament in Kano Super Eagles B have moved camp to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja for the next phase of preparations for the forthcoming 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) taking place in Morocco from 13th January 2018.The post CHAN: Eagles intensify training in Abuja appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
Nigeria's World Cup rivals Croatia have lined up a friendly with an African team, few days before they step out onto the pitch for their first game in the mundial at Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad against the Super Eagles.The post Croatia to play African side for Eagles appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
David Moyes says he could manage any team in the world and wants to prove it at West Ham. 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
The Nigeria Basketball Federation( NBBF) led by Tijjani Umar has said it welcomes the extension of the deadline by FIBA to allow for the resolution of the dispute following the elections of June 2017.The post Dispute: NBBF welcomes FIBA's deadline extension appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin was a healthy scratch for Monday's game against the Falcons because of a violation of team rules, according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times.Ian Rapoport of NFL Network added that the incident came at one meeting and was "minor." He is expected to return to the lineup for the final two games.Peyton Barber will start at running back for the team's Week 15 game.Martin has struggled on the field this season, rushing for 402 yards 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
Egypts military prosecutors have released more than 200 football fans who had spent over five months in detention accused of vandalising a stadium and attacking police, a lawyer said Monday. Police had detained hundreds of supporters of Cairos Zamalek club following a July 9 game against Libyas Al Alhi SC, keeping 236 of them in [] 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
Swansea City suffered their sixth straight away defeat in the Premier League as old boy Gylfi Sigurdsson struck for a resurgent Everton. 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
Swansea City suffered their sixth straight away defeat in the Premier League as old boy Gylfi Sigurdsson struck for a resurgent Everton. 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
New Merseyside hero Gylfi Sigurdsson secured his team's sixth consecutive success as Everton defeated an unlucky Swansea with a neat 3-1 victory at Goodison Park in the Monday Night Football. Everton continued their impressive unbeaten run, under the guidance of former Crystal Palace managerSam Allardyce, climbing in the process to the mighty heights of the ninth place in the Premier League. Swansea bossPaul Clement, on the other hand,afteranother frustrating result, will have plenty to... 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
Former English Premier League referee Graham Poll has stated that Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi deserved to be sent off for diving in Leicesters 3-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday. Poll stated this in his article in Daily Mail while analysing a similar incident which involved West Ham player [] 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
Everton come from behind against struggling Swansea City to continue their revival under Sam Allardyce and rise to ninth in the Premier League. 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
He spent 42 days alone at sea, but for Frenchman Francois Gabart it was a lightning dash as he became the fastest person to sail solo non-stop around the world. 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
Athletics anti-doping officials launch an investigation into what IAAF president Lord Coe calls "serious allegations" about world champion sprinter Justin Gatlin's coach and an agent. 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich consistently ran up against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers as the two teams combined to make 11 of the 12 NBA Finals from 1999 through 2010, but he had nothing but praise for the future Hall of Famer Monday."Kobe is one of those guys that every coach in the world says, 'That would have been great to have an opportunity to coach that guy,'" he said, per Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times. "That's the best thing I 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
He is one of the world's best and most sought-after footballers, but Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann caused outrage on social media on Sunday by posting a picture of himself in a blackface costume for an 80s fancy dress party. 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
He is one of the world's best and most sought-after footballers, but Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann caused outrage on social media on Sunday by posting a picture of himself in a blackface costume for an 1980s themed fancy dress party. 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
Idris Adesina Guinness Nigeria has named national amputee football team captain, Goodluck Obieze, as its Made of Black ambassador. The footballer was unveiled on Sunday at the Guinness Fanzone event at Landmark Event Centre in Lagos. The event featured former Arsenal star Thierry Henry, who watched and analysed a match with some winners of the [] 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
By James Agberebi: Legendary Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry has revealed how he learnt pidgin English from his former Nigerian club teammates Nwankwo Kanu and Victor Ikpeba. Henry was teammates with Ikpeba at AS Monaco from 1994 to 1999 before teaming up with Kanu at Arsenal from 1999 to 2004. Speaking during question and [] 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
Hideo Itami arrived on WWE's main roster a day earlier than expected when he came to the aid of Finn Balor on Raw Monday night.Itami entered as Balor was on the receiving end of an attack by Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas. WWE shared a replay of his debut:Triple H commented on Itami's arrival:The moment was even more special when thinking back to Balor's first introduction to the WWE Universe. He debuted in NXT in November 2014 to help Itami battle The Ascension. The pair took down Kon 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
The Manchester City striker was a prodigiously gifted youngster, and has now told of when he almost found himself on the receiving end of an assault 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry reportedly has a lacerated kidney and his"status is uncertain," according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com.In his second NFL season, Henry has all the makings of a proper heir apparent to Antonio Gates. He recorded 36 receptions for 478 yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie in 2016 and has built on that this year, with 45 catches for 579 yards and four scores."Hunter is a kid who is going to play a long time with a lot of successful seasons 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
The U.S. national team prospect has pointed to the Chelsea midfielder as the type of player he aspires to be 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
The U.S. national team prospect has pointed to the Chelsea midfielder as the type of player he aspires to be 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
By James Agberebi: Everton continued their impressive run since the appointment of Sam Allardyce as they came from a goal down to beat struggling Swansea 3-1 in the Premier League at Goodison Park on Monday night. Goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Icelands Gylfi Sigurdsson who scored a wonderful goal, and Wayne Rooney secured the win for [] 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has denied he will return to the English Premier League in January. Mikel swapped Chelsea for Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda during last January transfer window after the Blues Italian manager Antonio Conte shut him out of the first team. Some reports had claimed the 30-year-old would leave Tianjin [] 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
By Zika Bobby Guinness Made of Black ambassador, Thierry Henry, visited Nigeria to celebrate the unique 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
England star Maro Itoje says his broken jaw was the most painful injury of his career, but hopes to return to action "stronger and quicker" than before. 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
As contract talks linger By Monica Iheakam Super Eagles striker, Alex Iwobi is demanding for an improved 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
The New York Jets waived wide receiver Jeremy Kerley, the team announced Monday.The move comes after Kerley finished serving his four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy.Kerley had 22 receptions for 217 yards and a touchdown in his first eight appearances this year.Kerley's suspension was originally set to expire Dec. 11 following New York's 23-0 defeat to the Denver Broncos in Week 14. He remained ineligible for the team's 31-19 Wee 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
American track and field star Justin Gatlin and his coach, Dennis Mitchell, are under investigation for use of performance-enhancing drugs, according to Claire Newell, Hayley Dixon, Daniel Foggo, Callum Adams and Luke Heighton of the Telegraph.Members of his team in the training camp in Florida reportedly offered illegal substances to undercover reporters.Gatlin's agent,Robert Wagner, claimed the sprinter had been using PEDs.According to the report, Mitchell and Wagner admitted in a recordi 

Tue, 19 Dec 2017
David Luiz could be set for move away from Chelsea in January following his clash with managerAntonio Conte. Luizs relationship with the Italian has deteriorated since their 3-0 Champions League defeat to Roma in October, with the defender being outcast from the starting line-up ever since. The Brazilian has no shortage of suitors should he [] 

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