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Sat, 12 Aug 2017
By Johnny Edward: The First Round of the 2017 Aiteo Cup has drawn ten Nigeria Professional Football League clubs in five remarkable matches,Completesportsnigeria.comreports. The Aiteo Cup First Round matches will holdon Wednesday, 16th August 2017 Current league leaders of the NPFL, Plateau United, will face Wikki Tourist in Bauchi. MFM FC who are second in ... Read MoreThe post 2017 Aiteo Cup: 10 NPFL Clubs In Top Five First Round Battles appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
As the English Premier League prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, we look at some of the most dazzling moments in a competition which entertains millions around the world. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
25 incredible Premier League moments 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Never meet your heroes, they say, or you'll only be disappointed. For Bahrain's Salwa Eid Naser, though, it was quite the opposite at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 ' the 19-year-old not just meeting, but also beating, Allyson Felix and Shaunae Miller-Uibo in Wednesday night's 400m final. Midway through the race, Naser was last [] 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Anthony Joshua has smoothed things over with Amir Khan who accused the British heavyweight champion of having an affair with his wife, Evening Standard reports. 'Apology accepted,' Joshua wrote on Twitter, bringing the bizarre row to an apparent conclusion. Joshua was responding to a tweet by Khan that said, 'Glad all is cleared up and [] 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen suffered an apparent left leg injury Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays and was forced to leave the game, according to Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.After the game, McCutchen delivered a positive update:The 30-year-old veteran is currently hitting .289 with 23 home runs and 71 RBIon the heels of a somewhat disappointing 2016 campaign.McCutchen hit .256 with 24 home runs and 79 RBI in 2016, which broke a five-year streak of All- 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his side's Premier League opener against Leicester was a "cracker" after substitute Olivier Giroud headed in a dramatic late winner to win 4-3. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Craig Shakespeare says he is "bitterly disappointed" after Leicester threw away a 3-2 lead to lose 4-3 at Arsenal. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Olivier Giroud heads in a dramatic winner as Arsenal fight back to beat Leicester in a thrilling start to the new Premier League season. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Arsenal staged a dramatic fightback to kick off the new Premier League season with a thrilling 4-3 victory against Leicester on Friday.The post Arsenal beat Leicester in 7-goal thriller appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Arsenal staged a dramatic fightback to kick off the new Premier League season with a thrilling 4-3 victory against Leicester on Friday. Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal an early lead before Shinji Okazaki and Jamie Vardy put Leicester ahead. Danny Welbeck levelled for Arsenal, but Vardy's second goal looked to have won it for Leicester until [] 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Arsenal's striker Alexandre Lacazette headed home against Leicester to equal the Premier League record for the quickest opening day goal. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Jamie Vardy's brace appeared to have Leicester on course for victory at Arsenal but Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud stole the points. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Arsenal are ready to make Alexis Sanchez the highest-paid player in the Premier League, in order to convince the 28-year-old to stay at the club. Mail Online reports that the improved offer will see Sanchez earn 300,000-a-week at the Emirates if he puts pen to paper. The Gunners have seen the Chilean enter the final []The post Arsenal to make Alexis Sanchez Premier Leagues highest-paid player appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expressed "relief" over Olivier Giroud's decision to stay after the France striker earned his side a breathless 4-3 win against Leicester City.The post Arsenal vs Leicester: Wenger lauds stay-at-home match-winner Giroud appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith comes within seven hundredths of a second of a medal as Dafne Schippers retains her world 200m title. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz revealed Barcelona target Ousmane Dembele missed training on Thursday and the club have not been able to contact him. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona as the Catalans seek an improvement in their fortunes 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Bidvest Wits overcame Golden Arrows 4-3 on penalties following a 2-2 draw in the 2017 MTN8 Cup quarter-final match at the Bidvest Stadium in on Friday night. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
By David Meshioye: Birmingham City manager, Harry Redknapp, is hopeful that Nigeria midfielder, Onazi Ogenyi' transfer from Turkish league side Trabzonspor sees the light of the day as the club contends with high cost players in the transfer market. The former Portsmouth manager toldBirmingham Mailthat he was frustrated by the raising price of players, and ... Read MoreThe post BIrmingham Boss Redknapp Laments Cash Crunch, Uncertainty Over Onazi Transfer Negotiation appeared first on Comple 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Minnesota Vikings running back Bishop Sankey will reportedly miss the entire 2017 NFL season because of a torn ACL. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, an MRI taken Friday showed the damage. The Vikings signed Sankey to their practice squad in November, and he agreed to a reserve/futures contract with the team in January. That meant Minnesota would keep his rights for the 2017 season with the hope of getting something from the 2014 second-round pick.The 24-year-old Sankey was injured in the 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Arsenal staged a dramatic fightback to kick off the new Premier League season with a thrilling 4-3 victory against Leicester on Friday. Arsene Wengers side scored twice in the last 10 minutes as Aaron Ramsey equalised before Olivier Giroud bagged the winner at the Emirates Stadium. Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal an early lead before Shinji [] 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Philippe Coutinho has handed in a transfer request at Liverpool. FSG made a statement earlier today saying he would not be leaving and Jurgen Klopp said the situation was unchanged. But now Coutinho has handed in a transfer request to send shockwaves through the club.The post BREAKING: Coutinho Hands In Transfer Request appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Bronze in the 400m proved to be a bittersweet consolation for US track legend Allyson Felix as she drew level with Jamaicans Merlene Ottey and Usain Bolt on having won 14 world championships medals. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
By Joe Apu Burnley FC heads to the Stamford Bridge today with an intent to checkmate reigning English 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
The Carolina Panthers may go through the preseason without quarterback Cam Newton playing in a game.Per ESPN.com's David Newton, Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Friday he would "OK" if Newton missed all four preseason games while continuing to rehab his shoulder."We're going to do exactly what the trainers and doctors allow us to do," Rivera said. The Panthersannouncedin March that Newton underwent surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in his right sho 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Defending champions Celtic survive a late penalty claim to make it two wins out of two with a 1-0 victory over Partick Thistle at Firhill. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
By Joe Apu The Squirrels of Benin Republic will on Sunday take on the CHAN Super Eagles in the first 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Charles Oakley is returning to the hardwood.According to an announcement from the BIG3 on Friday, Oakley will make his playing debut in the three-on-three league Sunday at Staples Center for the Killer 3s.Oakley's been with the Killer 3s as a player-coach all season, but he's yet to suit up for a 2-5 team that's in need of an energy boost with the playoffs looming next weekend.With Oakley suiting up, Chauncey BillupsKiller 3s' third-leadingscorerwill move to the bench and ope 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Antonio Conte insists he isn't looking for sympathy despite admitting Chelsea are facing problems at the start of their Premier League title defence.The post Chelsea have problems but Conte doesnt want sympathy appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
One day after Floyd Mayweather got to dazzle the media with a public workout, Conor McGregor took his turn in the spotlight Friday by showing what he could do at theUFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas.ESPN's Brett Okamoto reported Thursday that the Nevada State Athletic Commission would hold a vote after Mayweather and McGregor submitted a request to wear eight-ounce gloves for their showdown on Aug. 26.Nevada rules stipulate 10-ounce gloves be worn in a fight contested at a weight great 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
The lack of depth in the Blues squad and the need to sign new blood were recurring themes in the boss' press conference on Friday 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Liverpool insisted on Friday that Philippe Coutinho would not be sold at any price during the current transfer window amid reports Spanish giants Barcelona had increased their bid for the Brazil playmaker to 90 million ($117 million, 99 million euros). Coutinho A statement issued by Fenway Sports Group, Liverpools US-based owners, endorsed manager Jurgen Klopps []The post Coutinho going nowhere, Liverpool insist appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has submitted a transfer request, hours after the Premier League club released a statement saying he is not for sale.The post Coutinho submits transfer request appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said midfielder Philippe Coutinho would not be sold at any price, as British media reported the club had rejected a second bid worth 100 million euros ($117 million) from Barcelona. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
The Blues are unable to officially comment as legal proceedings are ongoing with their striker about his exit from the Premier League club 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Riders Stephen Lynd and Gavin Lupton are in a critical condition after Dundrod 150 crashes, following the death of Jamie Hodson on Thursday. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Benin will welcome Nigeria in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier on Sunday. The West Zone B first-leg encounter will take place at the Stade de lAmiti in the capital city of Benin, Cotonou. Benin booked their place in the second qualifying round after defeating Togo 8-7 on penalties following a 2-2 draw on []The post Eagles, Squirrels clash in CHAN qualifier appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Salwa Naser, a 400m silver medalist at the World Athletics championship in London, says she is happy to have chosen Bahrain ahead of Nigeria. The 19-year-old set a new Bahraini record to win both her heat in 50.57 seconds and the semi-final in 50.08 seconds. After the race, Naser was asked if she had any []The post Ebele Agbapuonwu becomes Salwa Naser Nigerian athletes dump Nigeria in droves appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Ahead of the club's Premier League opener away to Watford, the German international believes his side is in position to hit the ground running 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
English Premier League result on Friday, the opening day of the 2017-18 season: Arsenal 4 (Lacazette 2, Welbeck 45+2, Ramsey 83, Giroud 85) Leicester 3 (Okazaki 5, Vardy 29, 56) Playing Saturday (1400 GMT unless stated) Brighton v Manchester City (1630 GMT), Chelsea v Burnley, Crystal Palace v Huddersfield, Everton v Stoke, Southampton v Swansea, [] 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Arsenal and Leicester City served up a wild curtain-raiser for the 2017-18 Premier League season, with the Gunners taking the opener 4-3 at home.Alexandre Lacazette andShinjiOkazaki bagged the first two goals of the season after just a few minutes, and Jamie Vardy and Danny Welbeck added to the scoreline before the end of the first half.Vardy doubled his tally after the break, but Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud scored just two minutes apart to complete an unlikely comeback.For a look at the ful 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
As the Tampa Bay Rays look to keep pace in the American League wild-card hunt, an injury to Evan Longoria's thumb will only add to their hitting woes.The Rays announced that Longoria left Friday's game against the Cleveland Indians with a thumb contusion, adding that X-rays were negative.The 31-year-old Longoria hit over 30 home runs with a slugging percentage over .500 for the first time since 2009 last season. He also played in at least 160 games for the fourth straight season, givin 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has released a statement about the NFL's decision to suspend him for the first six games of the regular season.Elliott released his statement about the suspension on Twitter:As part of the NFL's decision to suspend Elliott,NFL Chief Disciplinary Officer Todd Jones said "there is substantial and persuasive evidence supporting a finding that [Elliott]engaged in physical violence against" against Tiffany Thompson, who accused him of do 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
The MLS club quickly deleted the tweet and issued an apology after the comment referencing Elliott's suspension due to domestic violence 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
With the 2017-18 season kicking off across Europe, Goal has picked out some of the top challenges that will be available in the new release 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Arsenal displayed some delightful, intricate build-up play at times but still clearly lack a ruthlessness that so many other teams at the top of this league possess. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Coach you have been in Kano observing the Chan eagles for a while, whats your assessment of the group so far'Well I have seen some very promising players and overall I strongly feel the group is on the right path and has what it takes to go far. 

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
While Jordan Spieth attempts to make history at Quail Hollow, 2,000 miles north, just across the Canadian border, Kyle Miller will have already made his own. 
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