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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [16 AUGUST, 2017].



Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Wide receiver Elijah Moore announced Tuesday he's planning to play college football at the University of Georgia after receiving widespread interest from across the country.Moore made his decision official with a post on Twitter:Moore is listed as a 4-star prospect by Scout.comfor the 2018 class. All told, he's the 66th-ranked receiver and 383rd-ranked player overall. Moore is also the 11th-ranked receiver in the state of Florida.The St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Florida) standout ge 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
North America will submit a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup, as cities in the United States, Canada and Mexico are considered.According toTom Marshallof ESPN.co.uk, theUnited Bid Committee confirmed 34 cities in the U.S. will be approached, along with seven in Canada and three in Mexico featuring a total of 49 venues.The cities have until Sept. 5 to confirm their intentions.Per Marshall, the official bid from North America will be delivered to FIFA on March 16, 2018, with 80 games planned f 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
AC Milan are keen to continue their spending spree this summer, and are thought to be trying their best to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund. The Gabonese striker has been tipped to leave the Bundesliga side before the transfer window closes, and the San Siro could be his next stop. Milan, though, have identified an alternative option in case they fail in their pursuit of the BVB hit-man. Ajax forward Kasper Dolberg is the club's Plan B, according to Italian... 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
AfroBasket: DTigress Departs for Mali 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Organisers have announced that clubs in this year's AITEO Cup competition would share the proceeds from the turnstiles, after the host Football Association would have deducted 20 per cent of the gate revenue for organisation and logistics. Deputy Chairman, Organising Committee, AITEO Cup, Shehu Dikko told thenff.com, 'Once the amount of gate revenue is known, [] 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The teenager grew up idolising the former Reds captain and produced a moment straight out of the club legend's playbook at Hoffenheim on Tuesday 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The teenager grew up idolising the former Reds captain and produced a moment straight out of the club legend's playbook at Hoffenheim on Tuesday 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
After scoring in the Reds' play-off victory at Hoffenheim, the defender described the match as a "dream" European debut with his boyhood club 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
After scoring in the Reds' play-off victory at Hoffenheim, the defender described the match as a "dream" European debut with his boyhood club 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
As England prepare to play their first day-night Test against West Indies, BBC Sport looks at whether this is the future of the five-day format. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Alvaro Morata missed a penalty on his Chelsea debut as Arsenal won an uncharacteristically feisty Community Shield in a shootout at Wembley. Record signing Morata a late substitute dragged a poor effort wide moments after goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois had blazed over in a first use of a new penalty shootout system. Premier League [] 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud could be tempted by a switch to Borussia Dortmund, as Jack Wilshere emerges as a target for Aston Villa.French outlet Le 10 Sport (h/tJames Bensonof theDaily Star) reported the forward could join the Bundesliga giants, despite pledging his immediate career to the Gunners. As the futures ofPierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ousmane Dembele remain unclear, BVB could offer Giroud a route out of north London.According toJames Bengeof theLondon Evening Standard, Giroud recen 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets reiterated his call for the club's board to strengthen in the transfer market on Tuesday, but warned replacing the departed Neymar will be almost impossible, AFP reports. The Brazilian's absence was noticeable as Barca fell to a 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg defeat at home to Real Madrid in the [] 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
After winning the Money in the Bank briefcase at the MITB pay-per-view June 18, Baron Corbinunsuccessfully cashed in on Jinder Mahal at SmackDown Liveon Tuesday,resulting in him coming up short of the title.After John Cena had defeated Mahal via a DQ, Corbin emerged to cash in his briefcase. But as WWE shared, a Cena distraction allowed Mahal to roll up on Corbin and register the pin:Chad Matthews of Lords of Pain thought it was an indictment of how the company currently views Corbin, while Wres 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
When Brock Lesnar, Braun Strowman, Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe all smash into each other atWWE SummerSlam 2017, everyone is going to have to tear up their lists of greatest Fatal 4-Way matches in company history.The Miz, Edge, Vader and others who have delivered some of the most thrilling Fatal 4-Way bouts to date will have to move aside to make room for the four men set to battle at Sunday's pay-per-view for the Universal Championship. The all-hoss showdown is poised to be among the best of 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles quelled concerns Tuesday that his arm istired even though the team has reduced his practice reps in recent days."My arm is fine," Bortles said, per ESPN.com's Michael DiRocco. "It feels good. Ill be all right."According to DiRocco, Bortles "took fewer than 20 snaps in team and seven-on-seven work on Sunday and did not participate in those drills the last half of practice.""So we rested him the other day," 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Former sprinter and coach, Gabriel Okon who was in charge of technical matters in Nigeria's participation at the IAAF World Championships in London, has insisted that poor preparations and travel arrangements cost the country medals and not coaches.The post Blame Govt not coaches for our poor show ' Okon appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been named as one of three nominees for the 2016/17 UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, European football's governing body announced on Tuesday. The 39-year-old Buffon was a key member of the Juventus side that reached last season's Champions League final, but [] 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Cardiff City maintain their perfect start to the season with a 2-0 home win over Sheffield United. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Champions League: Own Goal Seals Liverpool Win at Hoffenheim 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Den Table topping'Cardiff City entered their match againstSheffield United with the intention of staying put at the summit of the Championship table, and after going into the break 1-0 up thanks to Sean Morrison header just before the whistle the Bluebirds were in good stead to do so. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing continued Cardiff's dominance in the game making it two tothe Welsh club ten minutes into the second half and with both sides pushing for more, the scoreboard stayed locked as it wa 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
By Kazeem Tijani: The home-based Super Eagles will on wednesday face Kano Pillars in a preparatory friendly ahead of the national teams second leg African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier against the Squirrels of Benin Republic on Saturday. The friendly will be played at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, the same venue for the CHAN qualifiers [] 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Los Angeles Chargers' head coach Anthony Lynn told reporters Tuesday that linebackerDenzel Perryman required ankle surgery and will be out of action for at least two months, per Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com.Perryman suffered the injury in the team's first preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.Ian Rapoportof NFL.com reported that Perryman, 24, suffered a torn ankle ligament. He alsoreportedbefore the full extent of Perryman's injury was known that the linebacker was 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Chelsea Sets Tough Conditions for Costas Return 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Chelsea will look to meet Antonio Contes demands by bringing in more players this week. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Diego Costa first asked Chelsea for a transfer away from the club 12 months ago, according to reports.Matt HughesofThe Times(subscription required) reported the Premier League champions are "bemused" the Spain international was disappointed to be told he can depart via a text message from coach Antonio Conte after asking for a move on three occasions.Hughes wrote:"Diego Costa first asked to quit Chelsea during their pre-season training camp in Los Angeles last year, leaving the cl 

Wed, 16 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 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Chelsea want Diego Costa to return to the club despite the wantaway star not being in Antonio Conte''s plans.12345678910111213 Latest NewsDTigress depart for Mali for 2017 Afrobasket championshipKano Pillars begin Conference 6 with big winNigerias Future Eagles go up against Morocco U15 squadAbia Warriors Adetunji undergoes successful surgerySpurs out to conquer Wembley hoodooSharapova receives US Open wildcard45 primary schools in Kwara get sports equipment from lottery commissionKan 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Diego Costa has been ordered by Chelsea to return to training, get match-fit and make himself available for selection. This is the first hint that Costa could have a future at Stamford Bridge, after manager Antonio Conte informed him via a text message, to look for a new club this summer. Conte later revealed the []The post Conte could leave Chelsea as club orders Diego Costa back to training appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Former Chelsea youth team player Emmanuel Sarki has revealed captain of the senior national team of Nigeria Mikel Obi wasn't fairly treated by manager Antonio Conte. According to Sarki, the treatment star forward Diego Costa is currently getting from the manager is nothing close to what former Chelsea ace Mikel suffered in the hands of []The post Conte treated Mikel worse than Costa 'Sarki appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Chelsea forward Diego Costas refusal to return to training is disgraceful, says former Arsenal striker Ian Wright. The 28-year-old, who is currently in his native Brazil, said he has been treated like a criminal and wants to join former club Atletico Madrid. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte texted Costa in June to say he was []The post Costa behaviour disgraceful Wright appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Nigeria's senior women basketball players, the D'Tigress, are expected to storm Bamako, Mali on Wednesday (today) for the 2017 Afrobasket tournament aboard an Air Cote d'Ivoire flight. According to the Nigeria Basketball Federation, the delegation which will be led by the NBBF Vice President, Babatunde Oguande, include 12 registered play ers, three members of the []The post D'Tigress storm M ali for Afrobasket appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
As the Dallas Cowboys prepare for the regular season with star running back Ezekiel Elliott suspended six games, quarterback Dak Prescott doesn't believe the pressure on the team has changed.Prescott addressed Elliott's suspension and where things stand for the Cowboys after Tuesday's practice."We have great running backs," he said, via ESPN's Todd Archer. "Darren McFadden,Alfred Morris. Those guys have had a lot of success in this league for a long time. It&#0 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
A round-up of Tuesday's T20 Blast action, with wins for Derbyshire and Middlesex boosting their hopes of quarter-final spots. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The Nigeria Senior Women Basket Ball team DTigress will depart the country this morning on Air Cote dIvoire for Bamako, Mali for the 2017 Afrobasket tournament. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Duke shooting guard Grayson Allen said he would take new recruit Marvin Bagley under his wing with the Blue Devils, per TMZ Sports."He's big time," Allen said. "He's gonna be really good for us." "I'm one of the only guys returning," Allen added. "We have a bunch of good guys that are sophomore and juniors too. ...I think our team is going to mesh really well and he'll help."Bagley, who was originally in the class of 2018,reclassified a 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Ex-international, Waidi Akanni, has urged Super Eagles players performing well for their clubs across various leagues in Europe to replicate such form while playing for the national team. Speaking with New Telegraph, Akanni said the fans were tired of watching their stars performing below par when in Super Eagles colours. According to him, they must []The post Eagles should replicate form against Lions, says Akanni appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Charley Hull says she will use a hostile atmosphere in Iowa to her advantage when Europe face the USA in the Solheim Cup. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Everton and Swansea have agreed of 45 million for Icelandic star Gylfi Sigurdsson. According to Press Association, Sigurdsson will undergo a medical on Wednesday to complete his transfer to Goodison Park, which has dragged on for weeks. Swansea initially insisted the 27-year-old Sigurdsson would cost 50m, but they have now agreed to let him join [] 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Everton have finally agreed a deal to sign Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson for around 45 million ($57 million), according to reports on Tuesday.The post Everton set to seal Sigurdsson swoop appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliottsubmitted his appeal for his six-game suspension on Tuesday.The NFLPA released the following statement on Elliott's behalf:ESPN'sAdam Schefterreported a hearing will be scheduled for Aug. 29.Elliott was suspended for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy for his alleged role in a domestic violence case from July 2016. Schefter broke the initial news Friday, and the NFL released a statement on the penalty, which Mike Garafolo of NFL. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
As more reactions trail Team Nigerias poor outing at the just-concluded International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Athletics Championships, fans blame it on lack of investment, vision, blueprint and transparency. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Tiger Woods had five drugs, including the opioid painkiller hydrocodone, in his system when he was arrested in May on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to a toxicology report released Monday AFP reports. A urine test revealed four other medications along with hydrocodone ' which is sold under the brand name Vicodin. Also [] 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Liverpool, CSKA Moscow and Sporting CP are among the sides hoping to reach the Champions League group phase - follow it all with Goal! 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The U-15 national team, Future Eagles, will on Wednesday and Thursday play two international friendly matches against their Moroccan counterparts in Rabat, Morocco. Both teams will slug it out at the National Football Centre, Rabat, starting from 4pm on Wednesday, and again clash at the same venue on Thursday from mid-day. The U-15 squad and [] 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton started off the scoring in the bottom of the first inning with a 2-0, two-run shot off of San Francisco Giants starter Ty Blach.The blast was Stanton's 43rd of the 2017 campaign, breaking the Marlins' all-time single-season mark for long balls, per Sportsnet Stats. He owns 251 career homers since making his major league debut, the most of any player since that date.Prior to the two-run home run from Stanton on Monday evening, he shared the record 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Gianluigi Buffon, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the three shortlisted players for the UEFA Player of the Year award. The award, which was created in 2011, will be presented at the Champions League group stage draw on Aug. 24, with Real Madrid star Ronaldo the favourite to win it for the third time in []The post Gianluigi Buffon, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo Up For UEFA Award appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan played his first game of 2017 as Pep Guardiola's side lost 1-0 to Girona in a friendly. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
By David Meshioye: Newly promoted German Bundesliga side Hannover 96 coach Andr Breitenreiter is not giving up on his chase for Super Eagles fringe striker Anthony Ujah from Chinese Super League side, Liaoning Whowin, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Sportsbuzzer reported that coach Andre Breitenreiter is in dire need of a top striker following Joel Sarenren Bazee's reoccurring [] 
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