So far I have not had an issue with any Nexen brand tires. I had all season that came with the car and no issues. (I'm at 30k miles with the all season).
As for these Nexen Winguard Sport snow tires, I can positively say the same. Living in CT during all of the seasons I was worried that the sport version of this tire would cause complications. However Nexen did it.
During our snow storm(s) that we had during our 2017/18 season they preformed as I expected, even more so on a front wheel drive car.
Traction on dry road is amazingly good. On wet road just as good. As for snow they plowed through some grooling snowstorms. As for ice, just like any tire use caution. But I have not had any issues so far.