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SPORTS HEADLINES: Today's Sports News Headlines [26 June, 2017].



Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Voigt Hopeful as Five Nigerians Make NBA Draft 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
The Florida State Seminoles strengthened their offensive line Sunday, securing the commitment of 4-star offensive tackle Christian Armstrong.Armstrong announced his decision on Twitter:The Warner Robins, Georgia, native is the No. 21 offensive tackle and No. 274 player overall in the 2018 class, per Scout. He also ranks eighth among OTs in the south region.While Armstrong is far from the finished product, he has the potential to be a dominant blocker.At 6'5" and 335 pounds, he has the 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
The Tennessee Volunteers added an explosive running back and versatile playmaker to their future roster Sundaywhen Anthony Grant committed to their 2018 recruiting class.Chad Simmons of Rivals reported the news.Grant checks in at 5'11" and 184 pounds and is a 4-star recruit, per Scout. He is the No. 21 athlete in the 2018 class and No. 1athlete from the state of Georgia in the 2018 class.While Scout classified the Georgia native as an athlete, suggesting he can play multiple positions 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Running back Justin Watkins might not end up at Texas after all. The 4-star player announced his decommitment from the school Sunday on his personal Twitter account:Watkins committed to the Longhorns in February while flipping his previous commitment to Florida State. He will now open up his options yet again before apparently making a decision on national signing day.The Florida native is considered a 4-star recruit byScout.com, rated the No. 6 running back in the 2018 class. He is listed as th 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC of Ilorin midfielder, Muiz Adeoti, has returned to training after seven months injury lay off. 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
African Champion, Cameroon, Fails to Progress to Semis 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Lagos Akwa United Football Club of Uyo have joined millions of Nigerians in mourning the death of Coach Kelechi Emetole, who died in India on Wednesday. The club considers the death of the domestic league veteran coach personal loss given what he achieved in Nigerian football, which spanned many years before his death. In a []The post Akwa Utd Mourn Emetole's Death appeared first on Independent Newspapers . 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
The old Allen Iverson who consistently left helpless defenders in his wake with a deadly crossover was nowhere to be found during Sunday's BIG3 action, but it didn't stop him from calling the debut of Ice Cube's three-on-three league "exciting all throughout."Iverson's comments came after he led his team to victory as a player-coach, per the Associated Press (h/t USA Today). He was more coach than player considering he was on the court for a total of nine minutes, a 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Festus Abu with agency report Former Nigeria winger Emeka Akabueze claims former Enugu Rangers coach Imama Amapakabo lost focus after winning the Premier League last season. Amapakabo helped the Enugu club break a 32-year jinx by guiding them to their first league title since 1984. However, the former Golden Eaglets goalkeeper was sacked following a [] 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Nigeria striker Victor Anichebe has been snapped up by Chinese second tier side Beijing Enterprises on a free transfer. Anichebe was released at the end of last season by Sunderland following their relegation from the Premier League. He will join another Nigerian at the club James Leke as Beijing Enterprises try to regroup following the [] 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Arsenal Owner, Kroenke, Says Bellerin Not Available 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Schalke starletLeon Goretzka has played down rumours linking him with a transfer to Arsenal.The Germany international said he is focusing on playing for his country at the 2017 FIFA ConfederationsCup and is not concerned by the link to the Gunners.According to Sky Sports (h/tTom Doyleof theLondon Evening Standard), the 22-year-old was vocal about his immediate thoughts."I do not want to say anything about the transfer rumours," said Goretzka."I'm focusing on the Confederation 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Arsenal have been linked with a sensational swap deal involving star forward Alexis Sanchez going to Manchester City in exchange for prolific striker Sergio Aguero.In an exclusive for theDaily Star, David Woodshas revealed the two Premier League rivals are considering swapping their marquee attackers: "Discussions have been held about the South Americans switching clubs this summer."Woods detailed how Sanchez, who played for City manager Pep Guardiola at Barcelona, remains the Citizens 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Athletes preparing for the forthcoming Commonwealth Youth Games scheduled to hold in Nassau, Bahamas next month have been assured of prompt payment of their camp allowances. 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar The Cross River State Sports Commission has acquired a clubhouse and camp for Ben Ayade United of Calabar currently featuring in Division 2B of the Nationwide League. Chairman of the Commission, Orok Duke, revealed this after Ben Ayade United hammered Obingwa of Abia 5-0 in their second home match of the Nationwide [] 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Ayade United Gets Club House, Camp from Cross River Sports Commission 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Super Sand Eagles star, Abu Azeez and two other Super Eagles players are billed to feature in the inaugural 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Daniel Ricciardo won a chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix Sunday as Sebastian Vettel increased his F1 title lead over Lewis Hamilton in controversial circumstances. 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Sebastian Vettel's sideways swipe at Lewis Hamilton in Baku was textbook road rage - but just how common is red mist in F1 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
James Rodriguez needs to keep a "cool head" as he contemplates a future away from Real Madrid, Colombia team-mate Carlos Bacca has said. 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
After scoring 17 goals in 28 appearances last season, Nice striker Mario Balotelli has signed a new contract to stay at the Ligue 1 club. 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
The Blaugrana edged out Los Blancos 3-2 in an exciting final in the Under-12s tournament in New Jersey to make it two titles in a week for La Masia 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
The Blaugrana edged out Los Blancos 3-2 in an exciting final in the Under-12s tournament in New Jersey to make it two titles in a week for La Masia 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Fans at the Barclays Center got what they wanted Sunday, as Allen Iverson made his return to the floor at the first day of BIG3 play. However, it was clear Iverson was not the A.I. of old.Iverson scored just two points on 1-of-6 shooting while playing minimally in3's Company's season-opening win over the Ball Hogs. Andre Owens finished with 20 points, 15 rebounds and five assists for the Iverson-captained team, which pulled away late on an 8-0 run.DerMarr Johnson (14 points) and Al Tho 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Cameroon coach Hugo Broos was left confounded following the furore regarding the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system in his side's 3-1 loss to Germany at the Confederations Cupon Sundayevening. Germany were leading 1-0 in the second half of the last group game in Sochi when Ernest Mabouka caught Emre Can with a high foot. ... Read MoreThe post Broos Bemused By VAR Melodrama During Germany Vs Cameroon appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Athletes in camp, preparing for the forthcoming Common-wealth Youth Games scheduled to hold in Nassau, Bahamas in July, have been charged to work hard and present themselves as worthy ambassadors during the games.The post C'wealth Youth Games: Dalung charges athletes to work hard appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Athletes in camp, preparing for the forthcoming Commonwealth Youth Games scheduled to hold in Nassau, Bahamas in July, have been charged to work hard and present themselves as worthy ambassadors of Nigeria at the event. Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, gave the charge when he visited the athletes in camp at the Package B Hostel, []The post C'wealth Youth Games: Dalung charges athletes to work hard appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
The Australia veteran reached 100 caps but couldn't help the Socceroos into the next round of the Confederations Cup 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
The Australia veteran reached 100 caps but couldn't help the Socceroos into the next round of the Confederations Cup 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Lagos Joe Erico, former Super Eagles handler, has warned the team against complacency when they face the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier. In a chat with Independent, Erico advised that the Super Eagles should not use the performance of the Indomitable Lions in the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup in []The post Cameroon: Erico Warns S'Eagles Against Complacency appeared first on Independent Newspapers . 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Chauncey Billups reportedly stillcouldbecome the president of basketball operations for the Cleveland Cavaliers.According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, talks are still ongoing but there is "no immediate resolution expected."Billups was offered the role last week but has yet to accept, per Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com.According toJason Lloydof The Athletic, the offer was for a five-year deal.The Cavaliersparted wayswith general manager David Griffin last Monday after the organiz 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Chelsea are confident of signing Juventus defender Alex Sandro for a record fee of 60million, according to reports. The Blues are expected to strengthen in the full-back areas this summer to lessen the strain on Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses. Express Sport understands top of Antonio Contes transfer wishlist is Juventus left-back Alex Sandro. And []The post Chelsea ready 60m record deal for Sandro appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Juventus full-back Alex Sandro has reportedly agreed to a deal with Chelsea, as rumours of his pending move to England continue to mount.According to Calciomercato's Nicola Balice, Sandro has turned down a contract extension from the Bianconeri, as he's keen on the move. Per Nizaar Kinsella and Romeo Agresti of Goal, Chelsea will have to break their club record fee to land the Brazilian, paying roughly 60 million.According to Balice, Sandro "has already made it clear that he wants 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
By James Agberebi: Golden Eaglets' 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup winning midfielder, Chidiebere Nwakali, was in action for his Norwegian topflight side Sogndal who lost 3-0 away to Rosenborg on Sunday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Nwakali who is on loan from Manchester City, featured for 90 minutes in the game for Sogndal. It was Nwakali's 14th league ... Read MoreThe post Chidiebere Nwakali Crash With Sogndal In Norway; Adegbenro, Shuaibu In Action As Viking Vs Haugesund Ends In Stal 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Clyde Drexler wants it to be known his 1995-96 Houston Rockets squad consisting of himself, Hakeem Olajuwon and Charles Barkley was not the first superteam, regardless of what LeBron James said."You know, I love LeBron and anything he says is gold," Drexler told Coley Harvey of ESPN.com Sunday. "But I'd really like to give you a different opinion. The Big Three was Kareem, Worthy and Magic, way before Bird, Parish, Maxwell and McHale and D.J. Those great teams always had four 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
The Southeastern Conference likes to claim dominance when it comes to college football.While that assertion can be argued, there's no doubt that it is the best conference in baseball, as Florida and LSU will meet in the championship round of the 2017 College World Series.The first game of the CWS title seriesalso known as the SEC Invitationalis Monday night at 7 p.m. ET at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska.LSU earned its way into the final round with a convincing 6-1 victory over the Or 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung has assured the athletes 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Martin Rodriguez rescued a 1-1 draw for Chile against Australia on Sunday to send the South American champions through to a Confederations Cup semi-final against Portugal, AFP reports. James Troisi steered Australia ahead on 42 minutes in Moscow, but Chile replied through half-time substitute Rodriguez on 67 minutes to advance as Group B runners-up behind [] 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Some ex-international have applauded Coca-Cola for investing in the development of football from the grassroots with their yearly Copa Coca Cola competition. Speaking at this year's final, former Super Eagles players, Austin Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Taiwo Ogunjobi all agreed that the organisation have done a lot for the development of football in the []The post Copa Coca-Cola: Okocha, others applaud sponsor appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Sports minister Solomon Dalung has urged athletes preparing for the Commonwealth Youth Games scheduled to hold in Nassau, Bahamas, in July to work hard for success in the competition. Dalung, who visited the athletes at the Package B Hostel, National Stadium, Abuja, on Saturday, urged them to believe in themselves. The minister said, 'I came [] 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Dalung Visits Athletes in Camp for Commonwealth Youth Games 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. might have a nice relationship off the track, but it wasn't an ideal day for the couple during Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350.Patrick (No. 10) spun out after being nudged on one of the difficult turns atSonoma Raceway. She ended up colliding into Stenhouse (No. 17). Fox NASCAR captured the incident:While Patrick recovered for 17th place, Stenhouse did not return to the race and completed just 30 laps.Patrick and Stenhouse received the bulk of the d 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Darrell Horcher's comeback now includes a UFC victory.He beat Devin Powell by split decision Sunday in a lightweight bout on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 112 in Oklahoma City, per Ben Fowlkes of MMA Junkie. It was Horcher's first fight since a near-fatal motorcycle crash."After going through the past year, I have such an appreciation for being back in the UFC and doing what I love," Horcher said, per MMAFighting.com.According to Bleacher Report'sBrandon Sneed, 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
Demotivated Arbeloa Quits Football 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
By David Meshioye: Super Eagles right-back, Tyronne Ebuehi, has been handed a one-week holidays extension by his Dutch side ADO Den Haag,Completesportsnigeria.comreports. ADO Den Haag will commence preparations for the new seasonon Mondaywith a small group of players, but the duo of Tyronne Ebuehi and Ernestas Setkus have been excused from ... Read MoreThe post Den Haag Grant Ebuehi One-Week Holidays Extension,ResumesJULY 3 appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
The goalkeeper's representative has taken the opportunity to have a swipe back at his detractors following a very public backing on Twitter 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
The goalkeeper's representative has taken the opportunity to have a swipe back at his detractors following a very public backing on Twitter 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
After seemingly pledging to discuss a new contract, the Italy international has claimed his Instagram was compromised 

Mon, 26 Jun 2017
After seemingly pledging to discuss a new contract, the Italy international has claimed his Instagram was compromised 
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