SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [11 AUGUST, 2017].




Fri, 11 Aug 2017
The TexasLonghorns just upgraded their 2018 recruiting class in a big way, landing 4-star small forwardGerald Liddell on Thursday.He announced his commitment on Twitter:The 6'6" and 175-pound Liddell has a lean frame but a big game. He's considered Scout.com's No. 33 player in the class of 2018 and the No. 9 small forward. The scouting site broke down his game:"Liddell is very thin and certainly a long way from where he'll need to be physically, but of course he als 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
AITEO Cup First Round Draw Holds Friday 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
THE draw for the first round matches of this year's AITEO Cup competition will hold in Lagos today. The first round matches, which will involve the 64 surviving teams following the Preliminary Round played last week, will hold onWednesday, 16th August 2017.The post AITEO Cup first round draw holds today appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal as doubt continues to cloud the futures of the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Barcelona are starting to lose hope they can sign Philippe Coutinho this summer, according to Guillem Balague of Sky Sports. Barca's late scramble for transfer targets after the sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain hasn't helped, while new manager Ernesto Valverdecould be focused on other positions, per the report.Balague noted classy playmaker Coutinho wasn't seen as a priority before Neymar was sold to PSG for a world-record fee:"Coutinho wouldn't have been a target f 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches' proposed move to AC Milan has reportedly broken down over the Serie A side's insistence on taking the Portugal international on loan without the obligation to buy.Premier League duo Chelsea and Manchester United remain keen on Sanches, but Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti has said the player will stay.All interested suitors could be set for disappointment after Ancelotti provided this update on Sanches' immediate future, per Italian source Tu 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
By Izuchukwu Okosi: Super Eagles trio of Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa and Wilfred Ndidi are expected to be in action for Leicester City in the 2017/2018 English Premier League opener on Friday night as they confront Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium who will likely parade their international teammate, Alex Iwobi, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Arsenal will be ... Read MoreThe post BIG EPL KICK-OFF: Leicesters Iheanacho, Musa, Ndidi Ambush Arsenals Iwobi At Emirates appeared first on Complete 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Big Guns Enter Stage as Nigeria Open Begins 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Neymar can become as good as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and battle with the pair for the Ballon d'Or, believes Brazil coach Tite. The former Barcelona forward has been named in Brazil's squad to face Ecuador and Colombia, even though they have already sealed World Cup qualification, with Neymar's new Paris Saint-Germain team-mates ... Read MoreThe post Brazil Coach Claims Neymar Now On Same Level With Messi, Ronaldo In Ballon dOr Race appeared first on Complete Sports Nig 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Emerging reports from France suggests the impossible is about to become a reality with Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain now exchanging documentation to finalise Kylian Mbappe signing. According to MARCA, there is complete agreement with no turning back and all that is needed now is for the lawyers to give the nod and then the player []The post Breaking! PSG, Monaco Finalising Deal For Mbappe appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
By Monica Iheakam The duo of Super Eagles young stars, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi would be at daggers 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
The Carmelo Anthony trade discussions could be picking up again, as the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets are reportedly in talks about a deal involving the 10-time All-Star.Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks and Rockets have "re-engaged on trade talks" involving Anthony, and the Rockets are "canvassing third-team trade partners" to help facilitate a deal.Wojnarowski added that Anthony is "steadfast" that he will only agree to waive his no-trade clause 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
South Africas Caster Semenya advanced easily to the semi-finals of the 800m after winning her first round heat at the IAAF World Championships on Thursday. Semenya, a bronze medallist in the 1500m in London as she attempted an audacious double, clocked 2min 01.33sec. I just want to keep winning, said the South African, dogged by [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Coach Salisu Yusuf has opted for goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, defenders Orji Kalu and Osas Okoro, midfielders 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Coach Salisu Yusuf has invited Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Stephen Odey and 18 other players for Sunday's African Nations Championship qualifying match against Benin Republic. The squad will fly from Kano toThe post CHAN 2018: Yusuf picks Ezenwa, Odey, 18 others to tackle Squirrels appeared first on TheCable. 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
CHAN: Yusuf Picks Ezenwa, Odey, 18 others to Tackle Squirrels 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Coach Salisu Yusuf has opted for goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, defenders Orji Kalu and Osas Okoro, midfielders Alhassan Ibrahim and Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, forwards Stephen Odey and Ifeanyi George, and 13 other players forSunday's2018 African Nations Championship qualifying match away to Benin Republic.The post CHAN:Yusuf picks Ezenwa, Odey, 18 others to tackle Squirrels appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Chelsea could move for Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose after the player admitted he would consider leaving the club to enhance his career.Tom Collomosseof theLondon Evening Standard(h/tMetro'sMark Brus) reported the Premier League champions and Manchester United will target the England international if he becomes available on the transfer market. Spurs coachMauricio Pochettino has developed Rose into a quality full-back, but their relationship is said to currently lack "warmth.&q 

Fri, 11 Aug 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 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
By Izuchukwu Okosi:: The star of Nigeria's home-based Super Eaglessquad at the 2016 Africa Nations Championship in Kigali, Rwanda with four goals in the group stages, Chisom Chikatara on Thursday expressed belief that the team currently coached by Salisu Yusuf will overcome the Squirrels of Benin Republic in the two-legged fixtures for the 2018 CHAN ... Read MoreThe post Chikatara Tips Home Eagles To Beat Benin For CHAN 2018 Ticket appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
The former Blues striker believes the man who landed the Premier League title in 2016-17 will need to see his ambition met in order to stay put 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
NIGERIA'S D'Tigress lost to Raptors Basketball club of Lagos 51-71 in their first test match ahead of the 2017 Afrobasket Women competition. The game played Wednesday evening inside the Indoor Sports Hall of the Lagos National stadium was witnessed by Vice President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Babs Oguande and two board members, Col Samuel [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Peter Ahmedu, assistant coach of the senior women basketball team, the D'Tigress, is optimistic the team would bounce back stronger despite the 71-55 loss to Raptors Basketball club of Lagos in their first test match ahead of the 2017 Afrobasket Women competition. The game played Wednesday evening inside the Indoor Sports Hall of the Lagos National stadium was witnessed by Vice President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Babs Oguande and two board members, Col Samuel Ahmedu (rtd) and Fe 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Sports minister Solomon Dalung has commended the national gymnastics team for making the country proud at Regional African Gymnastics Championship in South Africa. Nigeria won two gold and nine bronze at the competition. Dalung, who is in London for the 2017 World Athletics Championships, congratulated the young gymnasts. 'The victory recorded by these young athletes [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung, will appear before the Senate Committee on Sports on September 25. Dalung will be quizzed on the money given to him for the National Sports Festival and also funds released for the conduct of just concluded sports federation elections. This was confirmed by Chairman of the []The post Dalung To Appear Before Senate September 25 appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
The Green Bay Packers announced cornerback Damarious Randall suffered a concussion in the first quarter of Thursday night's preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.Randall will now be entered into the NFL's concussion protocol and won't be able to play until he's cleared.Randall missed six games in 2016 after undergoing groin surgery last October. He was a productive member of Green Bay's secondary in his 10 appearances, making 39 combined tackles and intercepti 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose risked angering the London club's supporters by revealing Thursday he wanted to 'play up north' before his career was finished. Danny Rose Meanwhile he also appeared to question Spurs' transfer policy, saying he hoped a couple of 'well-known players' would be joining the club soon. Rose, born in the northern [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
BOR U S S I A D o r t m u n d ' s Ousmane Dembele has agreed personal terms with Barcelona over a move to Camp Nou, according to Bild . The German outlet reports that the 20-year-old attacker is determined to move to the Catalan side and fill the void left [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Borussia Dortmund on Thursday said they had rejected an offer from Barcelona for Ousmane Dembele, as the wantaway forward was suspended for missing training.The post Dembele suspended as Dortmund reject Barcelona bid appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
While we wait for a decision from the NFL concerning possible discipline for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, Dez Bryant expects his teammate to be in action for Week 1."He's gonna be there," Bryant said Thursday, per Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. "That's all I'm gonna tell you. I know that."Elliott remains under league investigation for an alleged domestic violence incident that took place in July 2016.While the investigation has continue 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
The Blues legend is sad to see his former club selling their star striker from last season's title win 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
San Francisco 49ers Vice President of Communications Bob Lange announced linebacker Donavin Newsom was released from the hospitalThursday.According to NFL.com, Newsom was taken off the practice field by paramedics Tuesday following a collision with one of his teammates. The NFL.com story noted the 49ers released a statement saying Newsom suffered a concussion but avoided cervical spine fractures."It always puts things in perspective when you see that happen," 49ers head coach Kyle Shan 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Ousmane Dembele has been s u s pended by Borussia Dortmund after skipping training, with the Bundesliga club having turned down an offer from Barcelona for the winger earlier on Thursday. Dembele is being targeted as a replacement for Neymar, who left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain last week in a record-shattering 222million deal. And the 20-year-old was absent from training without permission on Thursday, with Dortmund head coach Peter Bosz telling a news conference the club had been unable 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
English rider Jamie Hodson dies after a crash at the Dundrod 150 National race. 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
The Green Bay Packersopened their 2017 preseason with a 24-9win over the Philadelphia Eaglesat Lambeau Field on Thursday night. It was a fairly uneventful evening all around with Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson and Alshon Jeffery resting, but the Eagles' first-team offense did show flashes in the first quarter.During his lone series under center, starter Carson Wentz connected on all four of his pass attempts for 56 yards, including a 38-yard scoring strike to Mack Hollins (four catches, 64yar 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina Nigeria moved up a spot from the 39th to 38th position in the latest FIFA Rankings released by the world football body on Thursday. The three-time African champions also moved up a place from the seventh position they occupied last month to the sixth position on the continent. The Super Eagles have now [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Blackburn's derby date with Burnley and Leicester's trip to Sheffield United are among the other top ties to emerge from the second-round draw 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
By James Agberebi: Former Nigeria international Friday Ekpo has warned the home-based Super Eagles to expect a less-than-friendly reception from Benin Republic in Sundays 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) play-off in Cotonou, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. The home-based Eagles will be guests of Benin Republic in the first leg of the final round of qualifiers before hosting ... Read MoreThe post Ekpo Warns Home Eagles: Be Ready For Hostile Welcome In Cotonou appeared first on Complete 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Eyes on Okagbare for Another Long Jump Miracle Medal 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Super Eagles assistant coach Salisu Yusuf on Thursday named a 20-man squad for Sunday's 2018 African Nations Championship qualifier against Benin's Squirrels in Cotonou. Yusuf is in charge of the CHAN programme. In-form IfeanyiUbah goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Rangers trio Orji Kalu, Osas Okoro and Ifeanyi George, as well as Akwa United duo Alhassan Ibrahim and [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Whether they come out and say it or not, most UFC fighters are delighted about the rumored return of Brock Lesnar. The WWE universal champion (and former UFC heavyweight champ) is big business, and most want a cut of the proceeds.One of the few against that seems to be Stefan Struve. The veteran heavyweight spoke with Submission Radio on Thursday and tore into the Beast Incarnate, questioning whether he even belonged in the UFC in 2017."I think cheaters should not be in the UFC," he sa 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will feature on the cover of the football game for the first time ever, stoking anticipation for the new release 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
By Chidera Akalonu Nigeria have jumped a place in the latest FIFA World ranking released yesterday ahead 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Nigeria moved up to the 38th position in the world and 6th in Africa in the latest FIFA rankings in July.The post FIFA rankings: Nigeria 6th in Africa, 38th in world appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Becoming the first openly gay professional official in English football is a "significant" moment for the sport, says Ryan Atkin. 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Floyd Mayweather Jr.and his camp have heard all the speculation about his August 26 prizefight with Conor McGregor not living up to the box office or in-ring expectations.Mayweather and promoter Leonard Ellerbe took to the media Thursday for an open workout and meeting with reporters in an attempt to sell the bout."Forget what y'all are hearing. We're doing crazy numbers," Mayweather told reporters. "We are going to blow past our own record of $72 million dollars. What a 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Chelsea and England legend Frank Lampard tells Kevin Palmer that Nemanja Matic could have been the driving force behind his move to Old Trafford 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Ex-England skipper Gary Lineker tells Kevin Palmer that Jose Mourinho must find a place for French flyer Anthony Martial 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Development Agenda for Western Nigeria Commission and South-West Football Forum on Thursday in Ibadan said they had agreed to work together to create opportunities for young footballers in the zone. During an event where a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by both parties, the 1st vice-president of the Nigeria Football Federation, [] 
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