SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [19 JULY, 2017].



Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Consequent upon being drawn against defending champions, the D'Tigers of Nigeria, Mali and Cote d'Ivoire in Group A, the Dr Congo have invited some of their most talented players, including Emmanuel Mudiay and Bismack Biyombo - the only two Congolese in the NBA for a training camp for the upcoming 2017 FIBA AfroBasket.The post 2017 Afrobasket: DR Congo beef up team for Nigeria, Mali appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
The full squad for the MLS All-Stars has been announced as the final names have been confirmed to face Real Madrid in a friendly.According toMLS Soccer, David Villa, Kaka andBastian Schweinsteiger will all be in coachVeljko Paunovic's squad for the match against Los Blancos atSoldier Field in Chicago on Wednesday, August 2.Also included in the selection are Tim Howard, Jozy Altidore, Sebastian Giovinco, Giovani Dos Santos and Michael Bradley.It is the third time Howard is set to appear in t 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
No fewer than 36 markets in Anambra state are participating in the ongoing second edition of Governor Willie Obiano traders cup. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Curtis Dunlap Jr., a 4-star offensive guard from the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, committed to the Florida Gators on Tuesday through an announcement on Twitter.Dunlap, who stands a towering 6'6" and 340 pounds, is considered the No. 11 guard in the Class of 2018, per Scout.com. The ranking site offered the following scouting report on the massive Dunlap:"Dunlap is a massive presence that's mobile and athletic for a player of his stature. He does a nice job of engulfing 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
NBA commissioner Adam Silver maintained an optimistic outlook Tuesday that legislation will be enacted in the coming years to make gambling on professional sports legal."My sense is the law will change in the next few years in the United States," he said, according toSports Business Journal's John Ourand."People want to bet throughout the game," Silver also noted. "It results in enormous additional engagement with the fans."Silver has long been a proponent of l 

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Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Lagos Seyi Akinwunmi, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) first Vice president, has pledged to foot the bill of one of late Eddie Bekom's daughters, Favour, who is still on the hospital bed. 'We are pleased to inform that Barr. Akinwunmi, has pledged to foot the bill of Favour education until she completes her secondary school', []The post Akinwunmi To Foot Late Eddie Bekom's Daughter Education appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
The experienced midfielder has signed for the Arabian Gulf League champions from Ligue 1 side Marseille. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has agreed a new two-year contract at Stamford Bridge.News of the deal came on Tuesday, as the club announced the deal via their official website. In a reaction, the Italian said:"I am very happy to have signed a new contract with Chelsea. We worked extremely hard in our first year to achieve something amazing, which I am very proud of. Now we must work even harder to stay at the top. "The Chelsea fans have given me so much support since I arrived here one 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
The Premier League winner has signed a new two-year contract with the Blues to end speculation linking him with a return to Italy 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
The Premier League winner has signed a new two-year contract with the Blues to end speculation linking him with a return to Italy 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
The Premier League winner has signed a new two-year contract with the Blues to end speculation linking him with a return to Italy 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Detroit Lions defensive end Armonty Jones has been suspended four games to start the 2017 season forviolating the NFL's Substance Abuse Policy, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.Bryant, 27, registered five tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble in five games for the Lions last season.Per the NFL'sstatement, "Bryant will be eligible to return to the Lions active roster on Monday, October 2 following the teams October 1 game against the Minnesota Vikings.Bryant is eligible to p 

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Wed, 19 Jul 2017
English Premier League club Arsenal are now shopping for a club where Nigeria youngster Kelechi Nwakali will be loaned out to in the coming season, SCORENigeria has been informed. Nwakali, 18, helped Nigeria win the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, making it five times the West African nation has won the trophy. Last []The post Arsenal seek load deal for Nwakali appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Tuesday he wants to make more new signings before the season begins next month and batted away fresh doubts about the future of Alexis Sanchez. Wenger is under pressure after the Premier League side failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years, and he [] 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
a couple of players this summer after an impressive season that saw them win the league and reach the semi-final of the Champions League. Monaco are now demanding 80million for Lemar, in a bid to scare off most expensive player ever. Arsenal paid 42.5m for Mesut Ozil in 2013, then 52m for Alexandre Lacazette earlier [] 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is on the verge of completing a move to Juventus, and his transfer could reportedly start a mass clearance of fringe players for the Gunners. Mathieu Debuchy's transfer to Nice won't go through, however.The Italian champions took to Twitter on Tuesday to confirm Szczesny had landed in Turin, with his medical the next step in completing a deal:Per the Daily Mirror's John Cross, he'll be the first of several players to leave the Gunners this 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Arsenals Szczesny Set for Juve Move 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Barcelona technical secretary Robert Fernandez does not expect Neymar to leave the club and insists that there are no offers on the table for the Brazilian. Neymar signed a new five-year contract last June that includes a buy-out clause, which has risen from 200m to 222m and will reach 250m in 12 months time. The []The post Barca claim no offers for Neymar! appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Spanish giants FC Barcelona confirmed that the club made earnings of 708 million euros; 13 million euros 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Bayern Munich boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed they have dropped their interest in signing Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez for next season. After head coach Carlo Ancelotti last week had his wish granted to sign Colombias James Rodriguez on loan from Real Madrid, Bayern have called off their bid to poach Chiles hot-shot Sanchez from Arsenal. []The post Bayern end bid to sign Sanchez appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
During Bayern Munich's tour of Asia, CEO Karl-HeinzRummenigge has confirmed that Manuel Neuer will be the club's newest skipper following the retirement of Philipp Lahm. The 31-year-old stopper is set to take the reigns for the upcoming season despite Thomas Muller captaining the squad in the early stages of their pre-season preparations in Asia. Following the retirements of Xabi Alonso and long-serving captainPhilipp Lahm, a wealth of experience and leadership has left a hole which ne 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Bayern Munichs chief executive has confirmed that the Bavarian club are no longer pursuing a move for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said Bayern had little need for another attacking player after the loan signing of James Rodriguez from Real Madrid. Sanchez has a year left on his Arsenal contract and is reportedly keen []The post Bayern Munich Drop Interest In Arsenal Forward Alexis Sanchez appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
The high-profile tournament continues with a showdown between the German champions and the outfit from north London 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
The high-profile tournament continues with a showdown between the German champions and the outfit from north London 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Sam Pavou, the Kano state coordinator of the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS), has implored the League Management Company to sustain the quality of the football in the league. PavouThe post Beautiful football in Nigerian league attracting fans appeared first on TheCable. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Borussia Dortmund have set Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a deadline to make a decision on his future amid rumours AC Milan and Chelsea have targeted the striker.123456789 Latest NewsMiller wants Anthony Joshua or Whyte clashOkagbare, Egwero lead Team Nigeria to victory at Warri Grand PrixWenger: Sanchez not for saleDortmund no longer open to Aubameyang saleSWAN berates Gov Ayade for abandoning Eddie Bekoms familyAssar, Olah, other stars ready for Nigeria OpenFroome retains lead as Matthews wins sta 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
CONFEDERATION of African Football president Ahmad confirmed that a new format and timing is being sought 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
THERE are strong indications that a proposal to increase the number of teams at the Africa Cup of Nations finals from 16 to 24 teams, and switch the finals from January to the summer, is one of the key points to be discussed at a two 'day African Football Symposium and extraordinary general assembly starting [] 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
The Houston Astros will be forced to play without their star shortstop with Carlos Correa expected to miss at least six weeks with atorn ligament in his left thumb. Houston announcedit placed the infielder on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday and provided a six- to eight-week timetable for his return.Brian McTaggart of MLB.com provided reaction from Correa, who confirmed he needed surgery:Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports noted Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout needed 7.5 weeks to return from 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Portuguese top division side CD Feirense have cleared the way for Nigerian goalkeeper Dele Alampasu to be first choice at the club following the sale of first choice goalkeeper Vana to FC Porto. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Officials have said that lack of cash stopped Super Eagles assistant coach Imama Amapakabo from being in Lome to spy on the CHAN 2018 qualifier between hosts Togo and Benin at the weekend. 'The plan was for Imama to be in Togo for the match, but the NFF say they do not have money and []The post CHAN qualifier: Cash stops Imama from spying on Togo, Benin appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Antonio Conte has signed a two-year contract with Chelsea. The deal is reportedly an improvement of his current contract as opposed to an extension. The Blues will be delighted that the Premier League-winning manager has tied himself down to the club, after speculation over his future grew uncertain this summer. Announcing a new deal for Antonio Conte! 'https://t.co/wmb32X46G6 ' Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 18, 2017 Speaking to Chelsea FC's official website about his new contract, 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte signs an improved two-year deal with the Premier League champions. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Chelsea has expressed 'serious and strong interest' in signing Manchester City striker Sergio Agero this summer, according to reports. The Argentinian fell out of favour at the Etihad Stadium under Pep Guardiola last season, with the Spanish coach preferring 20-year-old Gabriel Jesus as his main striker. Although it appears a desperate attempt by []The post Chelsea striker crisis: Conte adds Aguero to attacking targets appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Ryan Bertrand and Christian Benteke could join Chelsea, as manager Antonio Conte swells the numbers in his squad.According to theLondonEvening Standard(h/tMetro), the Premier League champions could bring backBertrand from Southampton after selling him to the south coast club two years ago for a reported 10 million. The England international has since developed into a consistent performer and would offer Chelsea a strong option at left-back.Martin BlackburnofThe Sun reported Manchester City could 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
City Drop Iheanacho To Finalise Transfer 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
The Nigerian Football Coaches Association have expressed shock at the death of foremost sports journalist, Eddie Bekom.The post Coaches association mourns Bekom appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Democratic Republic of Congos young striker Britt Assombalonga has signed for championship side Middlesbrough from Nottingham Forest for a club record 15m ($20m) fee. Assombalonga was highly sought after in both the Championship and Premier League because of his prolific goal scoring record. He had a very successful spell at Forest where he scored 30 []The post Congos Assombalonga signs for Middlesbrough for 15m appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Conor McGregor opened as a +950 underdog (wager $100 to win $950) for his megafight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. when buzz started to circulate last November that the two could duke it out in a boxing match, but his odds have shifted in a positive direction rapidly since the bout was officially announced in June.As of Tuesday, McGregor is listed as a +375 underdog, with Money a -550 favorite.Additionally, bettors can get McGregor at +450 if they think he will win by knockout or +1000 if they thi 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Conte signs new Chelsea deal 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
The Queen Mary 2 set sail on a one-off journey, racing four lightweight trimarans from western France to New York. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says striker Daniel Sturridge is in the best condition he has been in during Klopps time at the club. Injuries have limited 27-year-old Sturridge to 46 league appearances in the past three seasons. He is in good physical shape, absolutely, said Klopp, who took over at Anfield in October 2015. Daniel []The post Daniel Sturridge In Best Condition Jurgen Klopp appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

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Wed, 19 Jul 2017
During a press conference Tuesday, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers attempted to spin Chris Paul's departure as a positive for the team, arguing the Clippers will "have ball movement" with the nine-time All-Star gone.Fox Sports West shared Rivers comments as he discussed the stylistic differences the Clippers will embrace in 2017-18:Rivers seemingly implies Paul prevented the Clippers from emphasizing ball movement, which is somewhat unfair to the 32-year-old point guard 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Dortmund Insists Aubameyang Not for Sale 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Adeolu Johnson with agency reports The country's hope of gaining promotion to the Division II of Africa group of the Davis Cup suffered a setback on the opening day of the qualifiers as the Egyptian players beat their counterparts from Nigeria. Egypt's Youssef Hossam recorded a 6-3, 6-1 win over Joseph Imehof Nigeria in the []The post Egypt whip Nigeria in Davis Cup appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
England boss Mark Sampson says his team have three weeks to turn themselves into "legends" before Wednesday's Euro 2017 match against Scotland. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Captain Heather Knight pays tribute to England's progress after booking their place in Sunday's World Cup final at a sold-out Lord's. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
England's Gary Ballance is ruled out of the third Test against South Africa at The Oval after fracturing his left index finger. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Jessica Ennis-Hill will receive her third world heptathlon gold medal in a ceremony at next month's World Championships in London. 

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