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Fri, 29 Dec 2017
With about a fortnight to the kick-off of the 2018 African Nations Championship, CHAN, Super Eagles Assistant coach in-charge of the CHAN team, Salisu Yusuf has admitted his team is not ready for the competition.The post 2018 CHAN: Yusuf admits team not ready appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Super Eagles defender Ola Ainas Championship club Hull City are reportedly interested in England-born Nigerian winger Hakeeb Adelakun who currently plays for third-tier League One side Scunthorpe. According to Hull Daily, Hull, along with Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Barnsley, are looking at the 21-year-old winger in a 1m swoop in the January transfer window. And [] 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
While "El Chucky" is getting more and more acclaim, his teammate says the family man has a different alter ego 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The highly-rated 17-year-old made his senior debut last season and is now being challenged to kick on and join the first-team ranks on a regular basis 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The highly-rated 17-year-old made his senior debut last season and is now being challenged to kick on and join the first-team ranks on a regular basis 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The highly-rated 17-year-old made his senior debut last season and is now being challenged to kick on and join the first-team ranks on a regular basis 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The Seattle Seahawks own the edge on the Arizona Cardinals in the recent rivalry, going 6-3-1 both straight up and against the spread over the last 10 meetings. Seattle shoots to extend that run and possibly earn a playoff berth when it hosts Arizona on Sunday afternoon at the ClinkNFL point spread: The Seahawks opened as seven-point favorites; the total was 41 early in the week, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. (Line updates and matchup report)NFL betting pick, via OddsShark com 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Alexis Sanchez grabbed a quick-fire double for Arsenal as the Gunners beat Crystal Palace 3-2 at Selhurst Park on Thursday.Shkodran Mustafi opened the scoring for the visitors but they were pegged back when Andros Townsend equalised four minutes into the second half.Arsenal hit back through Sanchez who bagged two goals in four minutes to secure the win, despite James Tomkins' late header.It was a landmark night for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger who took charge of the Gunners for the 810th t 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Alexis Sanchez grabbed a quick-fire double for Arsenal as the Gunners beat Crystal Palace 3-2 at Selhurst Park on Thursday.Shkodran Mustafi opened the scoring for the visitors but they were pegged back when Andros Townsend equalised four minutes into the second half.Arsenal hit back through Sanchez who bagged two goals in four minutes to secure the win, despite James Tomkins' late header.It was a landmark night for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger who took charge of the Gunners for the 810th t 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal as they continue the fight to hold on to Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal as they continue the fight to hold on to Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal as they continue the fight to hold on to Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
England all-rounder Moeen Ali batted with a "muddled mind" in the fourth Ashes Test against Australia in Melbourne, says Paul Collingwood. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The Houston Astros'World Series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers costNevada sportsbooks a record-setting $11.4 million on baseball betting in November, according toDavid Purdum of ESPN.com.Those sportsbooks recovered nicely in football and basketball betting, however, as "Nevada sportsbooks actually won $9.8 million overall" in the month, the "52nd straight month the books have come out on top" dating back to July 2013.The first 11 months of 2017 have netted the spor 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona and potential ins and outs ahead of the January transfer window 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVF) says it will participate in a beach volleyball invitational tournament in Yaounde, Cameroon on Friday. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
After the Istanbul side's comfortable win in the Turkish Cup, the club's board denied reports of a lucrative move to the Premier League 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
After the Istanbul side's comfortable win in the Turkish Cup, the club's board denied reports of a lucrative move to the Premier League 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Super Eagles Coach and CAF coach of the year award nominee, Gernot Rohr is expected to return to Nigeria from holidays on Saturday ahead of the CAF Awards holding on January 4 in Accra, Ghana. Super Eagles Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye disclosed this Tuesday evening, adding that the Franco-German coach will travel from his base [] 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Mountain of Fire and Miracles FC player, Sikiru Olatunbosun, has said that the Agege-based team are ready to roar in the next year's CAF Champions League. He said the Odukoya Boys were in order in their preparation for the CAF Champions League. MFM finished second in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) last season, on [] 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Carmelo Anthony believes the biggest change for the Oklahoma City Thunder during their recent streak of 12 wins in 15 games is Russell Westbrook getting back to playing his style of basketball.Speaking to reporters after the Thunder's 124-107 win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, their sixth straight victory, Anthony singled out Westbrook's performance as the key."I think the fact that Russ is just playing -- not trying to defer to anybody, to any one of us -- just playing hi 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The Libyan Football Federation has appointed Omar Al-Marimi as the new head coach of the national team 

Fri, 29 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, 29 Dec 2017
The Miami Marlins appear set to continue their fire sale by putting outfielder Christian Yelich and catcher J.T. Realmuto on the trade block.According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the team has been involved in "active trade discussions" for both players although no deals appearto be close. Unsurprisingly, the asking price is high for both young players.The Marlins have been slashing payroll throughout the offseason since coming under new ownership, trading away top players likeGiancar 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
LDV Comanche has been crowned the winner of this year's Rolex Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race after winning a protest lodged against rival Wild Oats XI. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The England midfielder has yet to sign a contract extension with Arsenal but showed against Palace why the club should do everything to keep him 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The England midfielder has yet to sign a contract extension with Arsenal but showed against Palace why the club should do everything to keep him 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The Liverpool playmaker continues to be heavily linked with a big-money transfer to Catalunya, with a fellow Brazilian convinced he will be a success 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The Croatian Football Federation are in advanced talks with their Brazilian counterparts over a pre-World Cup friendly, according to reports. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The New York Giants have hired former Carolina Panthers architect Dave Gettleman as their new general manager following Jerry Reese's ouster on Dec. 4.The Giants announced Gettleman's hiring on Thursday with a joint statement from team president John Mara and chairman Steve Tisch:"Given where we are as a team, we thought it was important to bring in someone with experience as a General Manager and a proven track record.Dave's experience is unparalleled. He did an outstanding 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
A former favourite at Camp Nou sees similarities between the great side he graced and that at the Etihad Stadium, with one man playing a leading role 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
A former favourite at Camp Nou sees similarities between the great side he graced and that at the Etihad Stadium, with one man playing a leading role 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
A former favourite at Camp Nou sees similarities between the great side he graced and that at the Etihad Stadium, with one man playing a leading role 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said Thursday that shooting guard Devin Booker will be consulted on all big moves the franchise makes moving forward, "including the search for a new coach, free agency andthe draft.""With his emergence and importance to not only what were doing in the short term but hopefully in the next decade-plus, I think its important to make him a partner in the process," McDonough told AZ Central's Scott Bordow.It's a prudent move b 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Festus Abu African football legends sent congratulatory messages to George Weah after the ex-AC Milan superstar claimed victory as the 25th president of Liberia. The 1995 World Player of the Year was on Thursday declared winner of the Liberia presidential run-off after taking 61.5 per cent of the vote from 98.1 per cent of ballots [] 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
English Premier League table after Thursdays match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Man City 20 19 1 0 61 12 58 Man Utd 20 13 4 3 43 16 43 Chelsea 20 13 3 4 34 14 42 Liverpool 20 10 8 2 46 23 38 Tottenham 20 11 4 5 [] 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Alexis Sanchez scored twice in four second half minutes to give Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger victory on the night he equalled Alex Fergusons Premier League record of matches in charge with a 3-2 win over Crystal Palace. Sanchezs brace the second a beauty from Jack Wilsheres superb pass added to Shkodran Mustafis first [] 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Everton doctors have determined that Henry Onyekuru's knee injury is not grievous as was widely reported. The young striker will be out for only six weeks and not six months.The post Everton doctors say Onyekuru's injury not serious appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
By Johnny Edward: Former Croatia midfielder Ognjen Vukojevi' believes a win for his country against Nigeria in their opening group D match at the 2018 World Cup in Russia will boost their chances of qualifying for the second round of the tournament. Croatia will take on Nigeria at the Kalingrad Stadium in Kalingrad, Russia on [] 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The former Super Eagles forward has lauded the Turkish Super Lig for their kind gesture to the embattled ex-Cote d'Ivoire international 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Arsenal claimed all three points at Selhurst Park on Thursday night, dominating the match for long periods and running out 3-2 winners thanks to two fine goals by Alexis Sanchez and a Shkodran Mustafi strike. The Gunners had one or two nervy moments and were put under pressure in the final minutes after James Tomkins headed a late goal from a corner, but they held on for an important victory. Has Sanchez refound his appetite 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Former soccer star George Weah looked set Thursday to score a victory over incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai in Liberia's presidential runoff. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Yesterday, the global football fraternity was thrown into ecstasy following the declaration of former World Footballer of the Year, George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah, as the new Liberian President. George Weah made history as he was voted the new President of Liberia after trouncing his opponent in Tuesday's second round of voting. The former [] 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The Rizin FF fight between women's heavyweight Gabi Garcia and 53-year-old pro wrestler-turned-politician Shinobu Kandori was already a strange one, but things got weirder at Thursday morning's weigh-in. Garcia posted one of the worst weigh-in misses of all time in a major MMA promotion, tipping the scale at 237 pounds, 28 pounds over the 209-pound weight limit.The egregious blunder left fans and media in attendance surprised, and Kandoriwho checked in at 162 poundswas incensed on stag 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Former AC Milan and Chelsea striker George Weah is set to be named president of Liberia after winning the run-off election on Tuesday.The 51-year-old has61.5 per cent of the vote with98.1 per cent of ballots counted and should succeed EllenJohnson Sirleaf, according to BBC News.Weah's opponent, vice-president, Joseph Boakai is said to have secured just38.5 per cent of the vote in what will be Liberia's first democratic transition since 1944.The former footballer secured38.4 per cent of 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Veteran swingman Gerald Green will return to the NBAafter reaching a deal with the Houston Rockets, the team announced Thursday.ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowskiinitially reportedGreen and the Rockets were in the process of finalizing a non-guaranteed contract. Green signed with the Milwaukee Bucks in September before being released on Oct. 14, four days before they opened the regular season.The 31-year-old journeyman has played for eight teams in his 10-year NBA career, including the Rockets, Bost 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
By Adeboye Amosu: Enyimba goalkeeper Fatau Dauda has set his sights on winning a treble with the club next season, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Dauda only joined the Peoples Elephant last season from Ghana Premier League club Ashanti Gold and helped them pick a Confederation Cup ticket after they finished third in the Nigeria Professional Football League [] 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
We take a look at the most popular traditions and celebrations that take place around the world. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Despite huge sums of money made from player sales in the domestic league, some fraudulent officials have designed a way to channel the money into personal pockets, writes IDRIS ADESINA in this special report Enugu Rangers lifted the Nigeria Premier League title for the first time after 32-years in 2016 but in 2017, the Flying [] 


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