BREAKING NEWS
latest

468x60

SPORTS HEADLINES: Today's Sports News Headlines [27 June, 2017].



Tue, 27 Jun 2017
No fewer than 300 armwrestlers are expected to participate in a two-day trials organised by the Nigeria Armwrestling Federation to select athletes for the 8th African Armwrestling Championship, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. NAN reports that Nigeria secured the hosting rights of the championship scheduled to hold from June 28 to July 1 at [] 

4-Star C Prospect Jalen Smith Commits to Maryland over Villanova - Bleacher Report
Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Maryland has added a potential impact player in the 2018 class in 4-star center Jalen Smith.The Baltimore native announced his decision to stay local on his Twitter account:Smith is considered the No. 31 overall player in the country by Scout.com, including the fourth-best at his position.The 6'9" player visited Maryland over the weekend and was "pretty close" to committing on the spot, per Don Markus of the Baltimore Sun. It took only one more day of consideration before mak 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
J'Raan Brooks announced Monday he has committed to the USC Trojans.Brooks is the No. 86 player overall and No. 19 power forward in the 2018 recruiting class, according to Scout.Brooks is a solid scorer who can hold his own inside at 6'8" and 215 pounds. While his range doesn't extend to the three-point line, he can consistently knock down jumpers from mid-range. His work on the glass will also help a team that tied for 154th in rebounding (36.1 rebounds per game).Brooks is th 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Redemption was sweet and emphatic as Emirates Team New Zealand trounced holder Oracle Team USA to regain the America's Cup on Bermuda's Great Sound. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Arsenal are on the verge of beating Barcelona, Chelsea and Liverpool to the signing of Riyad Mahrez, according to reports. The Algerian winger has flourished since joining Leicester City in 2014, helping the Foxes clinch the Premier League title in 2016. Mahrez was named the PFA Player of the Year following the remarkable season but []The post Arsenal Closing In On Riyad Mahrez appeared first on Independent Newspapers . 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamblerain has expressed the urgency to push on next season, stating his desire to build upon his existing achievements with the Gunners. The England international was forced to play a bit-part role for the North London side last season, but stillcontributed six goals and eight assists in all competitions for the FA Cup winners. Speaking to Arsenal'sofficial web'site, the former Southhampton starlet discussed his determination not to settle for anything 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Arsenal have had a bid for Braga youngster Pedro Neto rejected, as the Gunners are linked with a move for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.According to Portuguese newspaper A Bola (h/tJack Staplehurstof theDaily Express), the Gunners have failed in a 13.2 million offer for the dynamic prodigy. Barcelona and Manchester United have been monitoring the winger who has a 17.6 million release clause in his deal.The Blaugrana are expected to increase the stakes as they chase the 17-year-old Portug 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Nice striker Mario Balotelli has signed a new one-year contract with the club. The Italian, 26, scored 15 goals in the French Ligue 1 last season as Nice finished third to reach the qualifying rounds of the Champions League. Balotelli signed on free transfer from Liverpool in August 2016, two years after a 16m move []The post Balotelli Signs One-Year Nice Contract appeared first on Independent Newspapers . 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez reportedly favours a summer transfer to Arsenal and could even complete a move later this week after growing tired of holding out for a potential switch to Barcelona.According to Lluis Miguelsanz of Catalan newspaperSport, Barca "have other priorities in the market," with Gunners right-back Hector Bellerin and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti more pressing targets for the club.It's difficult to argue against the belief Mahrez's 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
According to a report from Mundo Deportivo this evening, German giants Bayern Munich have entered the race for Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, as they prepare for the possibility that Robert Lewandowski could leave the club. Unthinkable While the possibility of Lewandowski departing the Allianz Arena had previously been viewed as near-impossible, recent statements on []The post Bayern Munich To Sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang appeared first on Independent Newspapers . 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Bayern Munich fear Robert Lewandowski is preparing to leave the club this summer.According toMundo Deportivo (h/tAlex Harrisof theDaily Star), the striker has "fallen out" with coachCarlo Ancelotti, opening up a potential switch to Chelsea.Nizaar Kinsella of Goal recently reported the Blues have contacted the player's agent as they hope to tempt him to the Premier League. Bayern released a statement about the interest in their prized goalscorer: "Robert Lewandowski has a cont 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Its a rare thing that Bellator gets out in front and really, truly pushes the UFC. Its even more rare that it all happens on the same weekend, with both promotions reeling off fight cards in hopes of securing fan interest.It happened this weekend, though. And, perhaps shockingly, Bellator came out on top.Possibly a lesser shock is that they did it in the most Bellator fashion possible.Their success wasnt pure. It wasnt a product of excellent matchmaking or a deep card filled with a collection of 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore joins Lyon for a fee of 8.8m on a five-year contract. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Usain Bolt says he may continue running after this summer's World Championships, but stresses he still plans to retire this season. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Milwaukee Bucks power forward Spencer Hawes exercised the player option on his contract and will remain with the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2017-18 season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.Hawes, 29, will make $6 million next year, according to Spotrac. The veteran power forward averaged 6.2 points and 3.5 rebounds last season in stints with the Charlotte Hornets and the Bucks. After being traded to Milwaukee in February, however, he averaged just 4.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in 9.0 m 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Cameroon need to improve their football infrastructure if they want to compete with the world's top teams, coach Hugo Broos said following their Confederations Cup exit.The post Cameroon living on past successes ' Broos appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Can lightning strike twice for Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Warren Gatland's midweek squad have a chance to lift British and Irish Lions morale when they face the Hurricanes in Wellington. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Actor Charlie Sheen is about to make two historical pieces of MLB memorabilia available to auction.According to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com, "Sheen told ESPN on Monday that he consigned Babe Ruth's 1927 World Series ring and an original copy of the sale document that sent The Bambino from theBoston Red Soxto theNew York Yankeesto auction house Lelands.com.""I've enjoyed these incredible items for more than two decades and the time has come," Sheen said. "Whatever 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Chelsea are poised to make Alex Sandro the world's most expensive defender this week as they launch a 100million double deal. The Blues are on the verge of agreeing a fee with Juventus for Brazil left-back Sandro, after making an improved offer worth just over 61m. Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is due in England in []The post Chelsea To Set New Transfer Record If They Sign Alex Sandro And Babayoko appeared first on Independent Newspapers . 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Chelsea are considering a substantial bid forSevilla winger Vitolo, according to reports.Darren Lewisof theMirrorreported Blues manager Antonio Conte is a fan of the winger and would like to bring him to Stamford Bridge in the summer. The Spain international has a 35 million release clause in his deal, offering Chelsea the opportunity for a simple purchase.The Spaniard would complement the Blues' regular tactics and should offer them a fresh and credible talent as they enter UEFA Champions 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly scheduling general manager interviews with multiple candidates in the wake of John Dorsey's firing.On Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported they are setting interviews with Seattle Seahawks co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer and Tennessee Titans director of player personnel Ryan Cowden.Schefter noted the Chiefs have not reached out to ESPN analyst Louis Riddick.Riddick stands out becauseIan Rapoportof NFL.com previously reported the Chiefs 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
According to the Madrid-based newspaper ''Expansin, City Football Group (CFG)is set to purchase the newly promoted La Liga side Girona FC as a part of their growingglobal network. Girona finished second in Segunda Division this past seasonto reach La Liga for the first time ever in their 84 year history. The small town club, based in Catalonia, is currently owned by Media Base Sport -- a companywhich is being led by Pep Guardiola's brother Pere. There has already been a strong... 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
The Florida Gators took a 1-0 series lead over the LSU Tigers in the 2017 College World Series finals following a 4-3 victory Monday night at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska.The Tigers offense had no answer for Gators starter Brady Singer, who pitched seven innings and allowed three earned runs on eight hits. He struck out a season-high 12 batters as well, which were a CWS finals record, according to NCAA Baseball. Even Singer's teammates were in awe of his performance:Florida needed 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Frank de Boerhas joined the Eagles on a three-year deal as he replaces Sam Allardyce following the former England managers decision to walk away at the end of last season. De Boer becomes the Eagles third manager in 12 months and arrives after being sacked by Inter last year when he won just five our []The post Crystal Palace Have Confirmed Frank de Boer As New Manager. appeared first on Independent Newspapers . 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Lagos-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 during the games. Barrister Solomon Dalung gave the charge when he visited the athletes in camp at the Package B Hostel, National Stadium Abuja []The post Dalung Charges Commonwealth Youth Games Athletes appeared first on Independent Newspapers . 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley was left off the NBA's All-Defensive teams announced Monday, per NBA.com, which didn't sit well with many of his fellow players.Portland Trail Blazers guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum were among those critical of the decision (NSFW):Celtics teammate Isaiah Thomas thought Bradley wasn't the only Boston player deserving of a spot:The first team consisted of Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, San Antonio 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Ambitious Timo Werner is eyeing Confederations Cup glory with Germany and hopes his two goals against Cameroon are enough to see him start Thursday's semi-final with Mexico, AFP reports. The 21-year-old sealed the world champions' 3-1 win in Sochi with a second-half brace by heading home Joshua Kimmich's cross, then drilled in a second to [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Real Sociedad have officially completed the purchase of Real Madrid defender Diego Llorente,'according to a latest report from Marca. Sociedad have been working on bringing the 23-year-old to Anoeta in recent months, and finally managed to agree to a fee of'7m for his services. Llorente will officially join the Basque club at the end of this month, and will be presented next week to the fans. The defender is set to pen a five-year contract, although Los Blancos still hold a re-purchase 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Average crowds' Strange intervals' A ball that gets bigger' How the first of the day-night County Championship games unfolded. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Former Flying Eagles coach, John Obuh has urged Super Eagles' handlers not to go to sleep following Cameroon's poor showing at the FIFA Confederations Cup.The post Don't take Indomitable Lions' clash for granted, Obuh warns Eagles appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
LaVar Ball has made many headlines over the past few months with his words. And it only makes him a bigger target for jokes. Drake, who is hosting Monday's NBA Awards, went right after the father of new Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, calling him the "black father that's around way too much," per Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com.Meanwhile, Ball wasn't around to hear the joke at his expense because he spent Monday night on WWE Raw at the Staples Center.Along with his sons 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
For the first time in his career, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has been named NBA Defensive Player of the Year.Green beat out Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, who won the award each of the past two seasons, during Monday's NBA Awards. Leonard and Green finished 1-2 in Defensive Player of the Year voting each of the past two seasons. This marks the first time Green has gotten the better of Leonard, and it's a well-deserved honor f 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
EDO FA Holds Amodu Memorial Lecture 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Edo FA will hold a memorial lecture to honour late Super Eagles coach Shuaibu Amodu on Friday. Chairman 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
The Edo FA is expected to hold a memorial lecture in honour of the late former Super Eagles coach Shaibu Amodu at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, on Friday. Chairman, Edo FA, Frank Ilaboya, said veteran coach Alabi Aisien would speak at the lecture titled: The Life and Times of Shaibu Amodu. He added that [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Egyptian Star Ready for Nigerian Ladies in Morocco 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
England captain Eoin Morgan was wrong to rest himself for the Twenty20 win over South Africa on Sunday, says Michael Vaughan. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Aidy Boothroyd's side will hope to become the third Three Lions youth team to make a final in recent months by seeing off their rivals in Poland 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Aidy Boothroyd's side will hope to become the third Three Lions youth team to make a final in recent months by seeing off their rivals in Poland 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Houston Rockets swingman Eric Gordon took home 2016-17 Sixth Man of the Year honors Monday night at the NBA's first-ever awards show, beating out finalists Lou Williams and Andre Iguodala.Gordon inked a four-year, $52.8 million deal with the Rockets last summer, and it didn't take long for him to flourish in Mike D'Antoni's space-oriented offense.Over the course of 75 total appearances, Gordon averaged 16.2 points on 40.6 percent shooting from the field and 37.2 percent shoot 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
England opener Alastair Cook scores an unbeaten half-century as Division One leaders Essex dominate Middlesex on day one. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
While acknowledging her focus is firmly on her acting career, Eva Marie left the door open for a return to WWE at some point in the future."WWE, for me, is where it all started," she said in an interview with TooFab. "You never know, I could show up on a Monday Night Raw, I could come down to SmackDown Live and snatch that title real quick. Never leave me out, you never know what's creeping around the corner, if you know what I mean."Eva Marie last appeared on WWE progra 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Alex Edwards had arrived in Auckland at around teatime. The Briton had envisioned spending this dark wintry night with hundreds of fellow rugby union fans, but instead found himself in an empty car park. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Over the last year, veteran fighter Felice Herrig has quietly transformed from being part-fighter, part-social media personality to a legitimate contender in the UFC's strawweight division. And at UFC Fight Night 112, she posted what could be the best win of her 12-year combat sports career in her under-the-radar bout with Justine Kish.But why has that transformation been quiet' Why was her fight under the radar' According to Herrig, it's because she doesn't fit into the 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Former Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam has had some positive news off the field.A week after charges of grand theft and battery in Palm Beach County were dropped, drug charges in a separate incident in Miami-Dade County were dropped, according to ESPN.com.He had been charged with possession and intent to sell or deliver cannabis as well as possession of a controlled substance.The Ravens indicated the now-unrestricted free agent would not return to the team following the February incident.&quot 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Frank de Boer has been appointed as Crystal Palace manager on a three-year contract. The former Holland international will become Palaces fifth permanent manager in four years and the thirdThe post Frank de Boer appointed new coach of Crystal Palace appeared first on TheCable. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Frank de Boer is New Crystal Palace Boss 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon were on Sunday ousted from the FIFA Confederations Cup by world champions Germany at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi. The African champions fell 1-3 toThe post Germany eliminate African champions Cameroon from Confederations Cup appeared first on TheCable. 
« PREV
NEXT »