SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [27 JULY, 2017].



Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The National Basketball Association and the International Basketball Federation have announced the top 80 boys and girls ages 17 and under from 26 African countries who will participate in the 15th edition of Basketball without Borders (BWB) Africa ahead of NBA Africa Game. BWB, the NBA and FIBA's global basketball development and community outreach programme, will be held Wednesday, August 2 to Saturday, August 5 at the American International School of Johannesburg with Nike serving as the 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
27 amazing sports photos 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Adam Peaty's nan says she hasn't been flown for 20 years but it's "worth it". 

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Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte questions Tottenham's ambitions - suggesting Spurs have lower expectations than their Premier League title rivals. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Monaco are being taken apart in this window it seems: Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy have left for Man City and Tiemoue Bakayoko is off to Chelsea. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Arsenal are reportedly not giving up on signing Kylian Mbappe from Monaco and are also said to have "made a breakthrough" in their pursuit of his team-mate Thomas Lemar.According to Vincent Villa ofL'Equipe (h/t Dan Gibbs of the Express), despite reports that Real Madrid have agreed a 161 million deal for him, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has the "best relationship" with Mbappe of the managers to hold talks with him this summer.Arsenal are also prepared to bid a world-reco 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Barcelona are increasingly confident they will be able to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Paris Saint-Germain target Neymar scored in Barcelona's 1-0 win over Manchester United at the International Champions Cup. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Paris Saint-Germain target Neymar scored in Barcelona's 1-0 win over Manchester United at the International Champions Cup. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Basketball's world governing body, FIBA has given Nigeria up till November 30, 2017 to resolve the leadership dispute in the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF or face dire consequences.The post Basketball: FIBA gives Nigeria November 30 deadline to resolve crisis appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Former Enyimba United coach, Okey Emordi, has said that Benin Republic will not pose a threat to the Super Eagles when both teams battle in the final round of qualifiers for the 2018 African Nations Championship. Speaking with New Telegraph, the one-time CAF Champions League winning coach said Benin Republic is not on the same level with Nigeria in terms of football pedigree. 'There's no way you can compare Nigeria and Benin Republic. We are a country that has participated in numerous 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Wellington Silvas transfer from Fluminense to Bordeaux has fallen through after the Brazilian forward failed a medical. The collapse sees the 24-year-old denied a second chance at European football after a disappointing six-year spell at Arsenal, during which he failed to make a single appearance for the Premier League club. After joining the Gunners for []The post Bordeaux abandon Silvas transfer appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper was ejected in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers, per Jesse Rogers of ESPN.As Jamal Collier of MLB.com noted, the outfielder was arguing balls and strikes and had to be "restrained" while yelling at the umpire.Harper was 1-for-4 on the day before coming out in what was a 2-2 game at the time.Washington responded by blowing the game open right after that in the eighth inning, as described by Mark Viviano of WJ 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday they traded quarterback Cardale Jones to the Los Angeles Chargers for a conditional draft pick.ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the conditional pick is a seventh-rounder.Jones appeared in one game as a rookie in 2016, going 6-of-11 for 96 yards and an interception in Buffalo's 30-10 loss to the New York Jets in Week 17.Jones commented on the trade:Sending a seventh-round pick to the Bills for Jones makes sense for the Chargers. Philip Rivers will turn 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The financial crisis rocking the sports ministry has worsened with parents 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert suggested Wednesday that the Indiana Pacers could have gotten a better trade package for Paul George than the eventual deal they received from the Oklahoma City Thunder of Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis."I will say Indy could've done better," Gilbert said, per Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com. Rachel Nichols of ESPN added:And Adam Schein of SiriusXM agreed with Gilbert:His comments didn't sit well with everyone, though.Matt Moore of CBS 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
FC IfeanyiUbah goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has been chosen as captain of the home-based Super Eagles by coach Salisu Yusuf.The post CHAN Qualifiers: Ezenwa to captain Eagles appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Blues boss hinted that it's easier for their London rivals not to spend because their expectations are not the same as bigger clubs 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Santiago Banos said the club was confidence about bringing the Villarreal midfielder to North America, only to see him join MLS instead of Liga MX 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Santiago Banos said the club was confidence about bringing the Villarreal midfielder to North America, only to see him join MLS instead of Liga MX 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho has reportedly agreed personal terms on a move to Barcelona. Coutinho's future remains clouded in uncertainty this summer after a 72 million bid from the Catalan giants was rejected by Liverpool last week. Doubts over Neymar staying at Barca has seen interest in the Reds' playmaker intensify in attempts to keep []The post Coutinho Agrees Personal Terms To Join Barcelona appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

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Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The journey to stardom for the next set of Nigeria soccer stars got underway at the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos on Monday. The 2017 edition of the Summer Football Camp for youngsters organized by Multisports Services and Entertainment Limited was officially opened by Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, President- General of Nigerian Football and other Sports Supporters Club. Godwin Dudu-Orumen, CEO of Multisports thanked Ladipo for identifying with the Summer Football Camp even as he expressed great satis 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Injuries are common in the NFL, but Dallas Cowboys defensive end David Irving had an unusual issue at practice Wednesday.Jane Slater of NFL Network described the unique injury:This is clearly not how the third year player wanted to spend just the third day of training camp.Former offensive tackle Geoff Schwartz mocked the situation on Twitter:Irving was an undrafted free agent out of Iowa State but has developed into a key player on the Cowboys defense. He appeared in 12 games in 2015 and 15 gam 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The President, Nigeria Cycling Federation (NCF), Mr Giandvmenica Massari, yesterday said his board would re-introduce the yearly national cycling championships in line with the African Cycling Confederation 9CAC0/UCI calendar. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Houston Astros finally got some good injury news Wednesday with Dallas Keuchel set to return from the disabled list.According to Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle, the ace will start Friday against the Detroit Tigers. It will be his first appearance in eight weeks while he dealt with a neck injury.Keuchel was off to an outstanding start to the season before landing on the DL. In 11 starts, he posted a 9-0 record with a 1.67 ERA and a 0.872 WHIP. Even with the missed time, it was enough to 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, haslamentedthe refusal of the UK and US to issue transit visas to Nigeria athletes for the Commonwealth Youth Games in Nassau, Bahamas. TeamThe post Dalung laments UK, US denial of visa to Nigerian athletes, writes protest letter to Onyeama appeared first on TheCable. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has called for a review of policy on issuance of visas to Nigerian sportsmen and women. Dalung made the call in a protest letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama over the refusal of the United Kingdom and the United States of America to issue []The post Dalung makes case for athletes over visa denial appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Derrick Rose is the newest member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the former NBA MVP initially tried to engage some of the top teams in the Western Conference in contract talks before signing with Cleveland.ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowskireported the process Rose went through this offseason before eventually landing with the Cavaliers."Rose tried hard to get top Western Conference teams to sign himtheSan Antonio Spurs, theL.A. Clippersbut those teams passed," he wrote."Milwaukee Bu 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Denver Broncos running back Devontae Booker will miss between six and eight weeks due to a wrist injury, according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio.The Broncos selected Booker in the fourth round (No. 136 overall) of the 2016 draft. While C.J. Anderson was the presumed starter, it became clear that Booker, 24, would earn plenty of touches in his rookie campaign.By the time the 2016 season came to a close, Booker logged 174 carries for 612 yards and four touchdowns. He also caught 31 passe 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic will miss the rest of the season with an elbow injury, he announced on Wednesday, AFP reports. The 30-year-old Serb was forced to retire from his Wimbledon quarterfinal against Tomas Berdych earlier this month because of the problem, and will now sit out of next month's US Open. In [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Twelve-time grand slam champion Novak Djokovic has decided not to play again during the 2017 season due to long standing elbow injury. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Philadelphia Eagles were able to salvage something from offensive tackle Allen Barbre by reportedly trading him to the Denver Broncos for a future draft pick. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Eagles will receive a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2019 from the Broncos for Barbre.The Eagles had originallyplannedto release Barbre before the Broncos stepped up with a trade proposal for the veteran offensive lineman.Barbre was one of the top performers on a terrific Eagles offensive lin 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Emmanuel Emenike scored his first goal in a competitive game for Olympiacos Piraeus on Tuesday night as the Greek side beat FK Partizan Belgrade 3-1 in the Uefa Champions League. Emenike netted in the first minute of second-half added time to hand his side a commanding lead in the first leg of the third qualifying [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Minnesota Twins could transition from buyers to sellers very quickly.MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported the Twins, who have lost three in a row and are 4-6 in their last 10 games, may make Ervin Santana and Jaime Garcia available on the trade market if the team continues losing.Trading one or both of Santana and Garcia would be a somewhat abrupt U-turn from Minnesota, which only finalized the deal to acquire Garcia Monday.The move seemed to signal the Twins were focused on playoff conten 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
In an effort to step up his return from injury, the DR Congo international challenged the former Olympic gold medallist in a sprint training 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
FIBA Gives NBBF Nov 30 Ultimatum to End War 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
France come from behind with 10 players to reach the last eight of Women's Euro 2017 as Group C runners-up behind Austria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
FC IfeanyiUbah goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa will captain the Nigeria team at the African Nations Championship. Team coach Salisu Yusuf made the selection on Wednesday. Ezenwawill be assisted by Enyimbas defenderThe post Goalkeeper, Ezenwa, appointed skipper for CHAN qualifier appeared first on TheCable. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Hugh Freeze kept a positive attitude in his first public comments since resigning as head coach of the Ole Miss football team."God is good, even in difficult times," Freeze said Wednesday, per Josh Peter and Antonio Morales of USA Today. "Wonderful wife and family, and thats my priority."Freeze announced his decision to leave the school last week after it was discovered he had made acall to an escort service.The former coach explained that his family is standing by him throug 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti does not expect to make any additional signings this pre-season and the Italian is hoping to make a successful defence of their Bundesliga title with the current squad. The Italian has added a number of players in the last two months, including France defender Corentin Tolisso and Colombia playmaker James [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Pep Guardiola has confirmed Manchester City are still looking to add to their 200 million summer spending spree, although he refused to comment on the possibility of hijacking Real Madrid's move for Kylian Mbappe. City have been the major shoppers in the transfer market after splashing out a Premier League record total of 200m to bring Benjamin Mendy, Bernardo Silva, Kyle Walker, Ederson, Danilo and Douglas Luiz to the Etihad. But it remains likely that they will continue their haul after b 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Former Nigeria athletics star Falilat Ogunkoya, has tasked athletes named by the Athletic Federation 

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Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Wales' wheelchair rugby league side are threatening to leave the pitch in their final World Cup match if flash photography takes place after one of their players suffered seizures. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Kelechi Iheanacho will undergo a medical at Leicester City on Friday.The post Iheanacho set for Leicester City medicals appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic will not play again in 2017 because of an elbow injury. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith practiced in pads and without a knee brace for the first time Wednesday since he was selected 34th overall in the 2016 draft, according to The MMQB's Peter King.Smith, who suffered a torn ACL and LCL as well as nerve damage in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl, didn't take a snap last season."We knew Jaylons situation, the first year was going to amount to a redshirt year," Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said, per ProFootballTalk'sCharean Will 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will reportedly miss the start of training camp because of a disc issue in his back.On Wednesday,Ian Rapoportand Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported he is out "at least a week or two" and is preparing to miss as many as three to six weeks. Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun first reported the injury but said that back soreness may limit his repetitions or cause him to miss a few practices.Flacco nursed a minor shoulder injury in 2016, but the 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Former England captain Michael Vaughan stands by his criticism of the current Test side - which skipper Joe Root has accepted. 

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