SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [18 JULY, 2017].


Tue, 18 Jul 2017
It goes without saying that cycling fans flock to the French roads and mountains in their millions to catch a glimpse of the world's best riders -- some of the toughest athletes on the planet -- compete in the Tour de France. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Jerome Hunter is headed to Indiana after the 4-star power forward committed to the program Monday.The class of 2018 player announced his decision on Twitter:Hunter is listed as the No. 62 player in the country and No. 15 at his position, according to Scout.com.The Ohio native hadnarrowed his school choicesto five last month, including Michigan, Ohio State, Pittsburgh and Xavier.However, he chose the Hoosiers, making him one of three top-100 players in the past two days, asJeff Borzelloof ESPN no 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Indiana has continued its recent recruiting run with the addition of small forward Damezi Anderson.The player announced his decision Monday on his Twitter account:Jeff Borzello of ESPN noted the impressive stretch for the Hoosiers:Per Scout.com, the 4-star small forward is considered the No. 88 overall player in the 2018 class and No. 22 at his position, including the best in the state of Indiana.Anderson has decent size for the position at 6'6" and has the talent to attack the basket 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
JaQuayln Crawford is one of the top athletes in the 2018 class and he is headed to Oklahoma.He announced his decision in a message on Twitter:The 4-star recruit is considered the No. 51 receiver in the country and No. 275 overall by Scout.com, although he is also capable of contributing in other areas. He has lined up at cornerback as well in high school and can handle the position at the next level.He is also an elite returner and should make an impact on special teams regardless of where else 

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Tue, 18 Jul 2017
In 2015, Emmanuel Adebayor publicly revealed some of the personal issues with his family that have disrupted his career. Now the Togolese striker has spoken exclusively to the BBC about the controversy.The post Adebayor: I dont talk to my family anymore appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Emmanuel Tobi Nigeria have been drawn alongside Mali, DR Congo and Cote D'Ivoire in Group A of the 2017 AfroBasket championship billed for September. Former champions Angola headline Group B alongside the Central Africa Republic, Morocco and Uganda. In Group C, co-host Tunisia joined Guinea, Rwanda and Cameroon while Mozambique, Egypt and South Africa []The post Afrobasket: Nigeria battle Mali, DR Congo, Cote D'Ivoire appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Angola have taken another step towards qualifying for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) after they defeated hosts Mauritius 1-0 on Sunday. The Southern Zone second round, first leg qualifier at Stade Anjalay in Belle Vue Maurel saw the Palancas Negras claim the narrow victory thanks to an first-half goal from Ricardo Job. The second []The post Angola closer to CHAN qualification appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Anquan Boldin remains a free agent, but he could find a new landing spot before long.According to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the veteran receiver has had "conversations with a number of teams" and has scheduled a meeting on Sunday.The 36-year-old spent the past season with the Detroit Lions.He finished the year with 67 catches for 584 yards and a team-high eight touchdowns.Lions general manager Bob Quinn said in April the "door's open" for a potential 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
After going through a gruelling pre-season training session in China, Arsenals players have taken to the streets of Shanghai to meet fans and immerse themselves in local culture. Arsene Wengers side went through their paces in the heat at the Yuanshen stadium on Monday before trio Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Mohamed Elneny visited a []The post Arsenal Squad Enjoy Chinese Culture In Shanghai appeared first on Independent Newspapers . 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Arsenal have reportedly reached out to representatives for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly to discuss a potential summer transfer.According to an exclusive piece from TuttoMercatoWeb (h/t Tom Coast of Sport Witness), the Gunners have put the feelers out to see if Koulibalywould fancy a move to the Emirates Stadium. It's suggested Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is keen to add another centre-back to his ranks.However, it's added in the report that Koulibaly isn't totally convinced by 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Barcelona announced Monday record income of 708 million euros ($812.8m) for 2016/2017 with an after-tax profit of 18m euros. The Spanish giants said the healthy revenue was up 13m on the forecast figure in their budget for the period. A statement following the approval of the accounts at a board meeting disclosed the club has [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Barcelona announced Monday record income of 708 million euros ($812.8m) for 2016/2017 with an after-tax profit of 18m euros.The post Barca announce record $800m revenue, with after-tax profit of 18m euros appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Barca Coach Happy with MSN, Says No Need for New Signings 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
AC Milan have confirmed the signing of Lucas Biglia, the midfielder arriving from Lazio to join the clubs revolution under their new owners, Yonghong Lis Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux group. Milan completed a major coup with the signing of Juventus defensive lynchpin Leonardo Bonucci for 42million on Friday and Biglia becomes the 10th new arrival []The post Biglia joins AC Milan revolution appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
The striker has joined Middlesbrough from Nottingham Forest to become the club's record signing as they eye a Premier League return 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
The striker has joined Middlesbrough from Nottingham Forest to become the club's record signing as they eye a Premier League return 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
WWE fans will have to wait another week to know the No. 1 contender for Brock Lesnar's Universal Championship.Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns were supposed to determine a challenge for Lesnar at SummerSlam in a singles match on Raw Monday night. Instead, Braun Strowman interfered, attacking both wrestlers and causing a no-contest.WWE Universe showed the aftermath of Strowman's arrival:During an interview on WWE Network, Raw general manager Kurt Angle said he'd address the situation on 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
New-look Africa Cup of Nations and CAF Champions League competitions could emerge this week from discussions in Morocco that will include FIFA president Gianni Infantino. A two-day CAF symposium begins Tuesday in Rabat and officials, coaches and former stars have been tasked with plotting the future of the popular sport in the continent. On Friday, [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Tiemoue Bakayoko has become Chelseas second most expensive signing of all time behind Fernando Torres Tiemoue Bakayoko has become Chelseas second most expensive signingThe post Chelsea are the biggest English club ' Bakayoko appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Chelsea have signed midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from French champions Monaco in a reported 40m deal. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Chelsea have loaned midfielder Marco van Ginkel to PSV for the 2017-18 season. Van Ginkel will return to PSV for a third loan spell in a move that was confirmed by the Dutch side on Sunday. The 24-year-old has been on Chelseas books since signing from Vitesse in 2013, but has rarely featured for the []The post Chelsea star Van Ginkel joins PSV on loan appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Chelsea have reportedly enquired about the availability of various strikers in an attempt to replace Diego Costa, including Torino man Andrea Belotti and Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.According to Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph, despite missing out on Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United, the Blues will not be rushed in their chase for a new goal-getter.As well as Belotti and Aubameyang, Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata is reported to have been considered, while Chelsea aren&#0 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Conor McGregor's father Tony has weighed in on the ongoing controversy revolving aroundthe UFC lightweight champion and severalcomments he made during the four-day press tour to promote his upcoming boxing match against Floyd Mayweather, saying his son is not racist.As reported by Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting.com, Tony McGregor addressed the issue during Monday's The MMA Hour podcast and took a shot at the Notorious' detractors in the process, calling them "race-baiters" 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung and the Nigeria Football Federation have expressed tremendous shock at the death of veteran sports journalist and vice president (south south) of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Mr. Eddie Bekom. Bekom, who alongside members of his family were involved in a ghastly gas explosion in []The post Dalung, NFF sad over Eddie Bekom's death appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Real Madrid have already been involved in more transfer business this summer than they deigned to partake in one year ago, and the early signs are that manager Zinedine Zidane is happy to entrust the continued success of Los Blancos to younger stars-in-waiting.Theo Hernandez and Dani Ceballos have joined the squad, while James Rodriguez is the big-name departure, heading to Bayern Munich on a long-term loan deal.Ceballos, a 16 millionsigning from Real Betis, is one of Spain's latest prospec 

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Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Aled Davies won his third world title in the F42 discus and Britains seventh gold medal of the World Para-athletics Championships in London. Wales Davies, the London 2012 champion and world record holder, threw 51.54m to beat Tom Habscheid of Luxembourg. The 26-year-old can add gold in the shot put next Saturday he is []The post Davies shines at World Para-athletics Ch/ships appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
says Eagles can cage Indomitable Lion Wishes Ikeme quick recovery Emmanuel Tobi Hapoel Ashkelon of Israel goalkeeper, Dele Aiyenugba, has expressed readiness to battle for the number one shirt of the Super Eagles if given the opportunity. There have been calls for the recall of Aiyenugba after first choice Carl Ikeme was diagnosed []The post Dele Aiyenugba: I'm ready for Eagles challenge appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
By James Agberebi: Enugu Rangers loanee, Chisom Egbuchulam, made his fifth straight appearance for Swedish top flight club BK Hcken in their 1-0 away win against Joenkoepings Soedraon Monday. Egbuchulam was in the starting line-up for BK Hcken before he was replaced on 65 minutes by goal scorer Ahmed Yasin. Yasin got on the ... Read MoreThe post Egbuchulam Starts Again As BK Hacken Win appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Mark Sampson's Lionesses kick off their European Championship campaign against a familiar foe in the Netherlands on Wednesday evening 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Mark Sampson's Lionesses kick off their European Championship campaign against a familiar foe in the Netherlands on Wednesday evening 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
By James Agberebi: Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong has expressed his delight after scoring his first goal for his new Turkish top flight club Bursaspor, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Bursaspor defeated English Championship club Leeds United 3-0 in a pre-season friendly in Austria on Monday. Ekong opened the scoring for Bursaspor in the 10th minute before Tomas ... Read MoreThe post Excited Troost-Ekong Scores First Bursaspor Goal In Friendly Win appeared first on Complete Sports 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Ezekiel Elliott was allegedly involved in an altercation at a bar Sunday night, but a new eyewitness explained that the Dallas Cowboys star wasn't at fault, per Domingo Ramirez Jr. of the Star-Telegram.While there were initial reports that Elliott assaulted a 30-year-old man, Wichita Falls bouncer Michael Huffman says a performer that goes by DJ d'Train was at fault:"It didn't go down like that. Everybody is saying that, but he didn't throw the punch ..."Zeke was ju 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Formula One owners Liberty Media are confident that the British Grand Prix will remain on the race calendar beyond 2019 despite Silverstone's owners activating a break clause in their contract. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Lewis Hamilton took a dominant victory at Silverstone to tie the all-time record of fi ve career wins in the British Grand Prix. ThThe post F1: Hamilton wins record-equaling 5th British GP appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Roger Federer became the fi rst man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with victory overThe post Federer beats Cilic to win record 8th Wimbledon title appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Frankie Fredericks Suspended from IAAF Council 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
The National Vice-President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria South-South Zone, Eddie Bekon, is dead. Nigeria Sports body has been thrown into a state of mourning. The National Vice-President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria South-South Zone, Eddie Bekon, has passed on. Eddie has been battling for his life for the past three []The post Gas Explosion Kills SWAN Vice-President, Family appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

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Tue, 18 Jul 2017
The National Vice-President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria South-South Zone, Mr Eddie Bekon, his wife and kid on Sunday, died at the Federal Teaching hospital Abakaliki Ebonyi State, following severe burns sustained from a Gas explosion. Briefing newsmen in Abakaliki the Ebonyi State Chairman of SWAN, Comrade Chukwuemeka Opara, said that Eddie died [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Festus Abu German Bundesliga newcomers Hannover 96 have stepped up their pursuit of out-of-favour Nigeria forward Anthony Ujah who is reportedly eager to ditch his relegation-bound Chinese Super League outfit Liaoning Whowin this summer. Hannover manager Andre Breitenreiter, who is scouring the transfer market for a proven goalscorer to ensure the Reds retain their top-flight [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
News that the Croatia international may soon be arriving at Old Trafford was music to Giggs' ears, as he backed him to inspire the team 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
News that the Croatia international may soon be arriving at Old Trafford was music to Giggs' ears, as he backed him to inspire the team 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Ander Herrera insists there has been no approach from Barcelona amid reports he is set to sign a mega-money deal to remain at Manchester United. The midfielder was speaking after featuring in Uniteds 5-2 friendly triumph over LA Galaxy, having been questioned over a possible return to LaLiga. Ernesto Valverdes appointment at Camp Nou led []The post Herrera denies Barca approach appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Boris Becker may have lost his 100m fortune in part because of questionable investments in the Nigerian oil industry, according to claims in the German press. Since the 49-year-old former tennis star was declared bankrupt in a London court last month, speculation has been rife over how he managed to squander a personal fortune estimated [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
The Premier League newcomers have tied down three of the players who helped them to the top flight with fresh contracts 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
The Premier League newcomers have tied down three of the players who helped them to the top flight with fresh contracts 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
England captain Heather Knight looks ahead to their Women's World Cup semi-final - after six straight wins, a pub quiz success and a blooper reel. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Alexis Sanchez has told Chilean media that he wants to play in the Champions League and a decision over his future rests with Arsenal.The post I want to play Champions League ' Sanchez appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Two-time Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock says he has accomplished everything he wanted to in his career. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Former Olympic sprint star, Frankie Fredericks has been provisionally suspended from athletics pending an investigation into alleged corruption.The post IAAF suspends Frankie Fredericks appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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