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SPORTS HEADLINES: Today's Sports News Headlines [24 June, 2017].



Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Marco Fassone provided an update of sorts on Gianluigi Donnarumma, who does not intend on signing a new contract at AC Milan. 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Marco Fassone provided an update of sorts on Gianluigi Donnarumma, who does not intend on signing a new contract at AC Milan. 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Ben Wilson, a 4-star inside linebacker from Sumner, Washington, verbally committed to the TCU Horned Frogs on Friday.Wilson made things official with a post on Twitter:One of the most dynamic defenders in the country, Wilson is the 13th-ranked inside linebacker in the country and No. 1 player at his position in the state of Washington among all class of 2018 recruits.And at 6'2'' and 215 pounds, Wilson is shaping up to be a physical force at the next level.As Scout.com's offi 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Akande Hopes to Lift Club with Experience as Chairman Table-Tennis Section 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Alain Prost: My first car 'was perfect 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Dani Alves will get his reunion with Pep Guardiola on a two-year deal after he secures an exit from the Serie A side. 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Sunderland striker Victor Anichebe has completed a move to Chinese club Beijing Enterprises, Goal reports. The former Everton striker made 18 appearances in the Premier League under David Moyes but was let go following the club's relegation. The forward ' who was released by the Black Cats following their relegation from the Premier League ' [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Arsenal are considering releasing some of their players, includingNigerian-born England youth international Chuba Akpom this summer as the north London side plan to cut their wage bills in the wake of the Premier League's new cost control measures that are coming into force this summer, reportsCompletesportsnigeria.com. TheIndependent.co.ukon Friday reportedthat players like Akpom, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, ... Read MoreThe post Arsenal May Release Akpom, Others; Seek To Reduce Wage Bills ap 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Shalke's Leon Goretzka is expected to leave the club this summer asArsenal prepare to make an official offerfor the central midfielder. The Gunners are not the only club interested in the 22-year-old, as they could face stiff competition from Bayern Munich, Juventus and rivals Tottenham, whohave all been linked with the young German. Joachim Lw on Leon Goretzka: "He puts himself about and works hard. He wins challenges in defence and makes excellent runs going forward."... 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
New York Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera was activated from the disabled list and listed as the team's starting second baseman Friday, but the move from shortstop didn't sit well with the 31-year-old.According to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo, Cabrera told reporters before Friday's game he's "not happy about the move to second base" and "has asked his agent" to facilitate a trade.Cabrera also told reporters on Friday part of his decision to seek a trade st 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia mercurial mid-fielder, Shedrack Asiegbu says his two goals against league leaders, Plateau United in a Week 25 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) at the weekend will motivate him to do more for the club. Asiegbu, who had not scored for Abia Warriors this season, before his brace last weekend, []The post Asiegbu assures Abia Warriors of goals appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Australia fought back to draw 1-1 with Cameroon in the Confederations Cup yesterday, a result that further dents both countries' hopes of prog ressing in the eight-team tournament in Russia. Andre Franck Zambo Anguissa put Cameroon ahead with the last touch of the first half, but a Mark Milligan penalty on the hour mark [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Austin Eguavoen:Left Sunshine in the Cold 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Barcelona have reportedly decided to postpone the potential signing of Ousmane Dembele until next summer following Borussia Dortmunds refusal to negotiate his departure. Mundo Deportivo claims however the La Liga giants plan to take the control of his future and get him to commit to the club now amid suggestions that Manchester United and Chelsea []The post Barcelona Postpone Signing Of Ousmane Dembl Amid Manchester Utd And Chelsea links appeared first on Independent Newspapers . 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez sent the German press into a frenzy by giving a cryptic answer when asked whether he will move to Bayern Munich, while Juventus are said to be interested in a deal for young midfielder Renato Sanches.As reported by BILD (via Metro), Sanchez replied "no" when their national team reporter Heiko Niedderer approached him after the 1-1 FIFA Confederations Cup draw against Germany and asked about him moving to Bayern.Niedderer claimed the Chilean "grinned&quo 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin has reportedly decided to declinethe $21.4 million player option in his contract for the 2017-18 NBA season and will now become an unrestricted free agent, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.Griffin is one of the league's top power forwards when healthy. He averaged 21.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists while shooting 49.3 percent from the field across 61 games during the 2016-17 campaign. His performance ranked him fourt 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Cameroon coach Hugo Broos admits his side are lacking a clinical striker as the Indomitable Lions struggle to score at the Confederations Cup. If you have one [striker] in mind, please tell me his name and Ill go straight away and see him, he said. The African champions missed several chances to beat Australia as []The post Cameroon coach desperate for a striker appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Cameroon Seek Semifinal Berth against Germany 

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Sat, 24 Jun 2017
The Red Devils duo exchanged a couple of messages on Twitter surrounding the England striker's gratuitous holiday snap of him out on the water 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
The Red Devils duo exchanged a couple of messages on Twitter surrounding the England striker's gratuitous holiday snap of him out on the water 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Charles Oakley has had his differences with New York Knicks owner James Dolan, but the former NBA All-Star is siding with the team in the case of Kristaps Porzingis skipping his end-of-season exit meeting.Speaking to Stefan Bondy of theNew York Daily News, Oakley explained why Porzingis was wrong not to speak with Knicks management after the 2016-17 season concluded:"He's wrong for that. You can't do that.Not being two years in the league and you've been on the team two years 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt SINCE 2006 when a group of militants wrote a letter to the contractor handling the expansion of the popular Liberation Stadium, now Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt, the project has remained uncompleted till date. The contractor, a Chinese firm, China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, was awarded the contract by [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Chris Paul was re-elected to a new term as the president of the National Basketball Players Association on Friday, according to The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears.The 32-year-old was initially elected to the post in August 2013 when he took over for Derek Fisher.Paulwho reportedly declined his player option to become an unrestricted free agent on Friday, according to theLos Angeles Times'Brad Turnerwill serve as president through 2021."I'm humbled that my fellow players have vot 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Point guard Chris Paul reportedly told the Los Angeles Clippers he will decline the player option on his contract and become an unrestricted free agent, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.This comes after Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported Blake Griffinwill also opt out of his contract with the team to become a free agent.According toESPN.com, Paul will wait until the last possible day he can to officially opt out of his deal (June 29) but still plans on doing so, whic 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
The Vegas Golden Knights have their first rookie draft pick.Vegas selected center Cody Glass of the Portland Winterhawksduring Thursday's draft in Chicago with the No. 6 overall pick.This comes after the NHL's newest team made its expansion draftselectionsduring Wednesday's awards show. Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, who helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win the Stanley Cup in 2016-17, headlined the expansion draft selections.The Golden Knights had a viewing party at T-Mobile Arena an 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
The cliche the cream rises to the top is on full display at the College World Series, as the four remaining teams with national title hopes entering play Friday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, are all ranked in the top six nationally.The No. 1 Oregon State Beavers and No. 4 LSU Tigers squared off as the final remaining teams in Bracket 1, while the No. 3 Florida Gators and No. 6 TCU Horned Frogs clashed as the last two standing squads in Bracket 2 in the nightcap.Oregon State and Flori 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Taunton's first international since 1999 turned into a classic as South Africa fought back from a perilous position to win by three runs. 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge told reporters Friday that while point guard Isaiah Thomas is doing "much better," his hip injury could still require surgery at some point during the offseason.According to ESPN.com's Chris Forsberg, Ainge confirmed that even if Thomas does go under the knife, he should be recovered in time for training camp."That's what we're all hoping, that's what we all think," he said, per Forsberg.Thomas gutted his way thro 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
The Boston Red Sox honored the career of David Ortiz in a ceremony prior to Friday's game against the Los Angeles Angels, culminating with his famous No. 34 being retired by the franchise he played with for 14 seasons.Fittingly, Ortiz would note those numbers in right field at Fenway Park held special significance to him during his playing days."Taking batting practice on this field, I was always trying to hit those numbers," Big Papi said, viaBrian MacPhersonof theProvidence Jour 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Delta State Government has approved the completion of outstanding works and spectators stand/tartan track of Asaba Township Stadium, Asaba. This was one of the decisions taken during the state Executive Council meeting held in Government House, Asaba, on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. The approval is in fulfillment of the pledge made by the State []The post Delta approves completion of Asaba Township Stadium, others appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has set a 63m asking price for Liverpool transfer target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, stating that the club will listen to any offer which shows 'its appreciation' for the forward in 'a financial way'. Liverpool have been linked to the in-demand forward, who scored 42 goals for club and country last season, [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
It's probably safe to assume that no other player selected in this year's NBA Draft has had a busier schedule than Frank Ntilikina. 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Lobi Stars forward Kingsley Eduwo and FC Ifeanyiubahs Ghanaian head coach Yaw Preko have been named League Bloggers Awards (LBA) Player and Manager respectively for the month of May. Eduwo and Preko posted superior performances with their clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in the month under review to fend off other contenders []The post Eduwo, Preko emerge LBA winners for May appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Idris Adesina Rivers United coach, Stanley Eguma, has said he is aware of the danger posed by visiting Shooting Stars in their Premier League match at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt, on Saturday. The Pride of Rivers host the Oluyole Warriors with a point separating them. Rivers are 16th with 30 points while Shooting [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Former Vanderbilt defensive back Brandon Banks was found guilty of rape by a jury on Friday.Per the Associated Press (via ESPN.com), the jury found Banks guilty ofone count of aggravated rape and one count of aggravated sexual battery.Banks was found not guilty on five other charges of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery in the case stemming from a 2013 gang rape of an unconscious female student.According to the AP report, jurors deliberated for approximately 15 hours and prosecutors r 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
The Seattle Mariners activated starting pitcher Felix Hernandez from the 10-day disabled list. He'll start the Mariners' home game Friday night against the Houston Astros.Greg Johns of MLB.com confirmed the return of the team's longtime ace from a shoulder injury. Fellow starter Andrew Moore was sent down to Triple-A in the corresponding roster move.Hernandez last started April 25 when he allowed six hits, two walks and four earned runs across two innings of work. It raised his ER 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Idris Adesina Five players of Nigerian descent were among the talented basketballers selected with the 2017 NBA Draft on late on Thursday. According to the draft, Ogugua Anunoby was picked by Toronto Raptors, who are headed by a former Nigeria international Masai Ujiri and Jesusemilore Ojeleye was the 37th pick of the event for the [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
The Philadelphia Flyers traded center Brayden Schenn to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for center Jori Lehtera, the 27th pick in Friday's draft and a conditional first-round pick in next year's draft.Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet and Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported the news during the draft in Chicago.Schenn is just 25 years old and has demonstrated notable durability after missing just five combined games over the last four seasons. He notched 55 points on 25 goal 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
The defender, 34, will hang up his boots following an unsuccessful spell at West Ham, where he only played three Premier League matches. 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
The defender, 34, will hang up his boots following an unsuccessful spell at West Ham, where he only played three Premier League matches. 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
BROOKLYN, N.Y. Once upon a time, Harry Giles was supposed to be one of the first guys to walk up to the stage, receive a dap from Commissioner Adam Silver and put on the hat of his new NBA home. Instead, on Thursday night, Giles was among the first players called whose selection was met with applause followed by an awkward silence filling the room. He had declined an opportunity to be at the Barclays Center, likely fearing a slide down the 2017 draft.It was a story without the fairy-tale ending 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Director, Golden Bunch School, Yaba, Lagos, Mrs. Modupe Ogundimu, has said the school honoured fathers with a novelty match recently to further establish the bond between fathers and their kids. The match, which was also to commemorate this year's Fathers' Day, took place at St. Finbarr's College Sports Field, Akoka. 'It was lined up to [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
La Liga giants, FC Barcelona could not hide their emotions when they expressed gratitude to the Qatar Foundation and Qatar Airways for their sustained sponsorship which has lasted for close to a decade.The post Grateful Barca shower praise on Qatar appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Hearn Fears Wilder May Reject Whytes Offer 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Idris Adesina Nigeria defender, Juwon Oshaniwa, faces the exit door at Scottish Premier League side Heart of Midlothian. The 26-year-old left-back has fallen out of favour at Tynecastle and has failed to make a single first-team appearance in one year; further fuelling reports that talks with the Edinburgh club will be centred on ending their [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Bruised, battered and facing financial ruin after the 2013 America's Cup defeat, the Kiwis have transformed themselves into the team to beat four years on. 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
While the 2017 NBA draft was all the rave, the one thing that caught our attention, and all of Twitter's, was a picture posted by @120Sports.The post How one picture from the NBA draft shows mens fashion has changed greatly over time appeared first on Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Top Website for News, Gossip, Comedy, Videos, Blogs, Events, Weddings, Nollywood, Celebs, Scoop and Games. 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Huddersfield complete the signing of striker Laurent Depoitre from FC Porto for an undisclosed club-record fee. 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Defunct Leventis United chairman, John Mastoroudes, who clocked 70 recently, spoke to journalists on how he built one of Nigeria's greatest sides, his Greek-Nigerian connection, MKO Abiola and more. 'TANA AIYEJINA was there Congratulations on your 70th birthday. How does it feel to be 70' I think I have been a very fortunate person. Therefore, [] 
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