SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [16 JULY, 2017].


Sun, 16 Jul 2017
No fewer than 2000 Abuja residents participated in the Prixair fitness exercise at Jabi beach on Saturday. 



Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Al'vonte Woodard announced Saturday he will attend the University of Texas:The Houston native is the 12th-best receiver in the 2018 class and the 84th player overall, according to Scout.com.Following his sophomore year at Lamar High School, Woodard took a nice step forward as a junior in 2016. His receiving numbers are below, courtesy of MaxPreps:Woodard is a dynamic downfield threat. According to Hudl, he has clocked a 4.61-second 40-yard dash and a 4.26-second shuttle."Just breaking 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Shaquon Anderson-Butts, a 4-starwide receiver fromHarrisburg High School in Pennsylvania, committed to the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday.Anderson-Butts, who stands 6'2" and weighs 180 pounds, is considered the No. 58 wideout in the class of 2018 by Scout.com. Brian Dohn of the ranking site offered the following analysis of Anderson-Butts:"Anderson-Butts has big-play ability, and can run past a cornerback for the deep ball. He has good ball skills and he understands how to u 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Bayern Munich shocked the footballing world earlier this week by announcing the 2-year loan signing of Colombian star James Rodriguez. The 26-year-old had a season to forget at the Bernabeu, as he was overlooked time and again by manager Zinedine Zidane. However, he now has the possibility of reigniting his promising career with Bayern and former boss Carlo Ancelotti offering a lifeline in the Bundesliga. Now that James has been officially unveiled, he joins a number of talented South... 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Lagos Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC will try to bounce back from last weekend's home loss to Sunshine Stars of Akure when they file out at the Kwara Township Stadium against Rivers Unitedon Sunday. Recall that ABS capitulated at home, losing 2-4 to the hitherto relegation battling Sunshine Stars of Akure in what was []The post ABS Set To Bounce Back Against Rivers Utd appeared first on Independent Newspapers . 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has indicated he could leave the club in order to play UEFA Champions League football after reiterating it's one of his chief priorities to remain involved in the competition.The Chile international, who is in the final year of his contract at the Emirates Stadium, spoke to the media on Saturday and outlined his desire to feature in the Champions League, via Goal's Sam Lee:The Gunners face a dilemma in whether to keep the forward and attempt to convince him 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Amajimbos implement new plan 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Garbine Muguruza says it was "amazing" to beat "role model" Venus Williams to win her first Wimbledon final. 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Arsenal rounded off their tour Down Under with a straightforward 3-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers at the ANZ Stadium on Saturday. The Gunners netted three times in the space of 12 first-half minutes and, despite seeing their opponents pull one back before the hour, were able to comfortably see things through. Olivier []The post Arsenal gun down Western Sydney Wanderers appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Chelsea have completed the signing of Monaco midfielder, Tiemoue Bakayoko, making him their second-most expensive acquisition. The 22-year-old has cost the Blues 40m some 10m less than Fernando Torres in 2011. Bakayoko an athletic central-midfield player has signed a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge and will join up with France international team-mate []The post Bakayoko completes 40m Chelsea move from Monaco appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
The experienced Blues manager has expressed a desire to add some "proper" players to his ranks and praised the veteran trio 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
The experienced Blues manager has expressed a desire to add some "proper" players to his ranks and praised the veteran trio 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Legendary X Games skateboarder Bob Burnquist announced his retirement from the event Saturday after failing to medal in the big air event.Burnquist, 40, has the most medals in X Games history. He has not medaled in either of his last two appearances at the X Games. His last triumphant performance came as part of a brilliant 2015 event, where he brought home a pair of golds and a silver.At age 40, Burnquist has undoubtedly had the longest sustained success skateboarding in history. His first meda 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Six countries that have banded together to boycott Qatar have reportedly written to FIFA to demand the 2022 World Cup be moved from the country.Per Reuters' Mitch Phillips, the six Arab nationsUnited Arab Emirates, Yemen, Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Mauritaniathat severed relations with Qatar last month want it removed as host of the World Cup, deeming it a "base of terrorism."Phillips noted FIFA President Gianni Infantino told Swiss website The Local about the contents of th 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Brazil trounced injury-hit Nigeria legends 3-0 in a final group game of the Star Sixes, but despite crashing out in the first round captain Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha and his team will earn $9,000-a-man as appearance fee, SCORENigeria has learnt. Brazil and Italy progressed to the semi-finals of the maiden Star Sixes with Nigeria and [] 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Eight people were killed during Senegals football league final in Dakar on Saturday in a stampede that broke out following clashes at the end of the match, the official APS news agency said. A wall collapsed at Demba Diop stadium as people attempted to exit the stadium after the game between local teams Ouakam and [] 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Lewis Hamilton says he believes the support of the crowd helped give him extra speed as he secures pole for the British Grand Prix. 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
As the New York Knicks continue to search for a trade partner to move Carmelo Anthony, the Portland Trail Blazers reportedly want to be included among the contenders. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Saturday the Blazers want to convince Anthony to put them on his list of trade candidates:"One of the teams that New York and Houston had hoped would facilitate a multiteam trade for AnthonythePortland Trail Blazersplans to participate in a deal for Anthony only if he decides to expand h 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Carmelo Anthony is reportedly still "counting" on a trade to the Houston Rockets after the New York Knicks hired Scott Perry as their new general manager and elevated Steve Mills to president. According to ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski, Anthony "has continued with an expectation that the Knicks will soon resume talks to honor the franchise's longstanding goal to rebuild without" him. Wojnarowski also cited league sources who said Anthony has "begun to prioritiz 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Former Philadelphia 76ers star Charles Barkley is confident the Sixers are going to qualify for the playoffs next year,which would mark their first postseason appearance since the 2011-12 season.Matt Haughton of CSN Philly relayed comments the 11-time NBA All-Star made to the outlet's Danny Pommells about how surprised he'd be if the 76ers fall short of the postseason."If [Joel] Embiid is healthy and [Ben] Simmons is healthy, I think they're definitely gonna make the playoffs 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Chelsea have signed midfielder Timou Bakayoko from Monaco on a five-year contract. The '45million (39.7m) deal for the 22-year-old was sealed on Saturday. I am very happy to be hereThe post Chelsea sign midfielder Bakayoko from Monaco appeared first on TheCable. 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
By Paul Erewuba with agency reports Chelsea, yesterday, signed midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from French 

Sun, 16 Jul 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 



Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Croatias Marin Cilic reached his first Wimbledon final with a four-set win over American 24th seed Sam Querrey on Centre Court. Seventh seed Cilic won 6-7 (6-8) 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 in two hours and 56 minutes, and will next face Roger Federer or Tomas Berdych. Cilic, 28, is into his second major final after []The post Cilic reaches first Wimbledon final appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Los Angeles Dodgers star rookie Cody Bellinger has added another feather to his cap, completing his first career cycle with a triple in the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins.The Dodgers tweeted out a humorous GIF after Bellinger hit the triple:Per Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times, Bellinger is the first Dodger to hit for a cycle since Orlando Hudson in 2009.Per ESPN Stats & Info, "Cody Bellinger is the 5th @Dodgers player to hit for the cycle since World War II." The 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Dortmund coach no 'Klopp clone 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
England's batsmen need to find "respect" for Test cricket after they collapsed against South Africa, says Michael Vaughan. 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
West Indies are without a host of big names - including Chris Gayle - for their Test series in England, which starts next month. 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Chris Eubank Jr retains his IBO world super-middleweight title by beating former two-weight world champion Arthur Abraham on points. 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
From the ponytailed whippersnapper who won Wimbledon in 2003 to the grand old master on the verge of being crowned the King of Centre Court, time has failed to take its toll of Roger Federer. The man who will be 36 next month is showing few signs of slowing legs or a decline in dominance. []The post Federer Targets Eighth Wimbledon Title appeared first on Independent Newspapers . 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Roger Federer will attempt to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon titles when he takes on Marin Cilic in Sunday's final. 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
The Federal government of Nigeria has expressed sympathy for foremost Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme who was diagnosed with leukemia last week. The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung who spoke on behalf of the federal government, reassured the keeper who is currently receiving treatment at the Christie Clinic in Manchester, in a []The post FG reaches out to ailing Ikeme appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Super Eagles goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, has expressed appreciation and love shown to him by the Federal Government and the people of Nigeria since he was diagnosed of acute leukemia last week. Ikeme, who is recovering very fast from his health condition, has played an integral part for both club (Wolves) and national team, most especially []The post FGs call worth more than money, says Ikeme appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
The Real Madrid star will feature on the cover of the huge football game for the first time ever, stoking anticipation for the new release 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Worlds football governing body, FIFA has lifted the suspension on the Sudan Football Association. The move comes after the Sudanese government has reportedly annulled the decision that prompted the ban. Sudan was banned earlier this month following government interference in sport and the worlds football governing body decided to disqualify the national team and local []The post FIFA lifts ban on Sudan appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz and athletic director Tim Curley turned themselves in to police Saturday to begin serving their prison sentences stemming from a 2001 complaint against disgraced Nittany Lions assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.According to the Associated Press (via ESPN.com), the two started their prison terms "for how they responded to a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy."Schultz is scheduled to serve two months, while Curley will spend 



Sun, 16 Jul 2017
The Mexico coach wishes he could communicate with his players during matches but accepted the federation's decision not to appeal his ban 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Jose Mourinho said on Friday Romelu Lukaku will be expected to deliver goals as the striker prepares to make his Manchester United debut. Lukaku, who completed his 75-million transfer to Old Trafford on Monday, could make his first appearance in a United shirt in Saturdays US tour match against the Los Angeles Galaxy. The 24-year-olds [] 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
If the Miami Marlins decide to move Giancarlo Stanton before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the San Francisco Giants are reportedly making the biggest push for the All-Star outfielder.SiriusXM's Craig Mish reported the Giants have shown the most interest in Stanton among teams that have called the Marlins.Mish added the Marlins "have not taken calls or even discussed Stanton going elsewhere in years," and this is "new to them."If the Marlins decide to move Stanto 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Saturday marks the penultimate day of group play in the 2017 Gold Cup, with four teams in Group B vying to determine which ones will make it to the knockout phase, which begins July 19.Three teams have already secured a spot in the quarterfinals after Friday's Group A action. Costa Rica won the group with a 2-1-0 record and seven points after a 3-0 shutout against French Guiana.The United States is in the driver seat to win Group B with a matchup against winless Nicaragua. Panama can steal 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Harrie Smolders rules in Chantilly 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
The German defender believes his team-mate will return to the Gunners, but says the Chilean deserves space to make his choice 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
The German defender believes his team-mate will return to the Gunners, but says the Chilean deserves space to make his choice 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
The coming of the League Management Company (LMC) that runs the Nigeria Professional Football League, first controlled by solely a veteran journalist and former House of Representative member, Honourable Nduka Irabor and now in the hands Mallam Shehu Dikko, the current Chairman of the LMC, has turned things around in the system as there have []The post Highest paid footballers in the NPFL appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Japan star Keisuke Honda has signed for Pachuca, the Liga MX club have confirmed. The 31-year-old was a free agent after leaving AC Milan at the end of last season. Honda had been training in Orange County and was linked with a possible move to MLS, with La Galaxy said to have been interested. However, []The post Honda joins Pachuca after quitting AC Milan appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
The Chile international has a year left on his contract and is currently back in his homeland as he waits for a decision on his future 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Lagos FC IfeanyiUbah will be the hosts of Enyimba in what is obviously going to be a fierce battle at the Nnewi Stadiumon Sundayin continuation of the ongoing league season. The Anambra Warriors, who are currently sixth on the log, will face third-place Enyimba, who have put an impressive form lately despite losing some []The post IfeanyiUbah, Enyimba Face Off In Eastern Battle appeared first on Independent Newspapers . 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
By Johnny Edward: Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo made his long-awaited appearance for on Saturday Chelsea as he captained the club's second string in Saturday's 1-1 draw against fourth-tier English Football League Two club Crawley Town in a pre-season friendly at the Checkatrade stadium, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. The Nigerian international was the only player who ... Read MoreThe post Impressive Omeruo Captains Chelsea XI To Draw Vs Crawley appeared first on Complete Sp 

Sun, 16 Jul 2017
Needing a three-goal victory to secure first place in Gold Cup Group B, Bruce Arena's side delivered as several fringe players stepped up 


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