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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [17 AUGUST JULY, 2017].



Thu, 17 Aug 2017
It took until his final at-bat, but Aaron Judge set another record during his historic rookie season Wednesday nightjust not a great one.New York Mets relieverErik Goeddel got Judge to strike out swinging in the ninth inning of the Yankees' 5-3 win over their cross-city rival. It's the 33rd consecutive game Judge has struck out, setting a record for a non-pitcher, per ESPN Stats & Info:Bill Stoneman set the all-time record in 1971 with 35 consecutive games. Judge, the runaway favor 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
By Johnny Edward: ABS FC head coach Henry Makinwa says his team played tactical, technical , psychological and physical football to confound and beat Enyimba International 2-1 in their Round 64 tie of the 2017 Aiteo Cup on Wednesday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Wasiu Alalade scored the winner for the hosts, ABS FC after Eric Frimpongs 22nd []The post Aiteo Cup: Makinwa Boasts ABS Total Football Floored Enyimba In Round Of 64 appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
By Johnny Edward: Enyimba International coach, Gbenga Ogunbote has bemoaned his sides complacency in their ouster in the First Round of the 2017 Aiteo Cup on Wednesday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Enyimba were stunned 2-1 by ABS FC three days after the Peoples Elephant mauled the Saraki Boys 3-0 in a Nigeria Professional Football League game last []The post Aiteo Cup: Ogunbote Blames Enyimba Players For Complaceny In Defeat To ABS appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Aiteo Cup: Rangers, MFM, Enyimba, Others Crash 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
out of favour Super Eagles star, Sone Aluko is growing increasingly unsettled at Fulham as the club refuses to offer him a new longterm deal or sell him to Reading. The 28-year-old penned a two-year deal with the west Londoners last summer and has produced a string of fine performances at Craven Cottage and Sky [] 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Former NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire did not have much to say when pressed by TMZ Wednesday for his thoughts on social unrest in America.Asked by a photographer for his thoughts on the violent events that unfolded between white nationalists and counter-protests in Charlottesville, Va., Stoudemire remained silent before saying, "Love is love.""Don't worry about things you can't control,"he added.Stoudemire, a six-time NBA All-Star, spent last season playing forHapo 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Arsenal risk losing striker Alexis Sanchez for free next season, according to manager Arsene Wenger, who confirmed the club have made no progress on a new contract for the Chilean striker. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
arsenal risk losing striker Alexis Sanchez for free next season, according to manager Arsene Wenger, who confirmed the club have made no progress on a new contract for the Chilean striker. Sanchez, 28, is currently in the final year of his contract. He has been linked with a move to Paris St Germain in the [] 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
By James Agberebi: Real Madrid outclassed archrivals Barcelona 2-0 in the second leg of the 2017 Spanish Super Cup at the Santiago Bernabeu to win the two-legged tie 5-1 on aggregate on Wednesday. Barcelona were the holders of the Spanish Super Cup after winning it in 2016. Two first half goals from Marco Asensio and []The post Asensio Sparkles As Madrid Outclass Barca To Win Spanish Super Cup appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The 21-year-old star was delighted to have contributed two goals against Barca in the Supercopa de Espana 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The Africans suffered contrasting fortunes in Tuesday's English Championship encounter at the Riverside Stadium 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Switzerlands Timea Bacsinszky has withdrawn from the U.S. Open due to a lingering hand injury, 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
While acknowledging Los Blancos were better on the night, the Barcelona boss said their Spanish rivals are beatable 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Barcelona confirmed star forward Luis Suarez will undergo tests on Thursday after sustaining a knee injury against Real Madrid. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta tells Ben Hayward how the best team in history is being decimated from within 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The Catalan side have reacted angrily to the suggestion that there may be another motive behind their decision to make the move 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
SpAniSh outfit Las Palmas says Kevin- Prince Boateng has had his contract at the club terminated due to 'irreversible personal reasons.' The decision comes less than three months after the 30-year-old signed a new threeyear contract at Los Amarillos, where he reportedly turned down the offer of a pay increase. A press conference has been [] 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Bournemouth winger Max Gradel has been loaned out to French outfit Toulouse on a one-year deal. The Ivory Coast international, who joined the Cherries from St Etienne two years ago, also having spent a year on loan with the side during the 2007/08 season, made 13 appearances for Eddie Howe last term. He also represented his country in the Africa Cup of nations, which he helped them win in 2015. CONFIRMED: @maxigr04del joins Toulouse on loan until the end of the season. Good luck Max. '#afcb 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will be allowed to wear lighter gloves when they clash in their Las Vegas superfight this month, it was confirmed on Wednesday.The post Boxing: Mayweather, McGregor to wear lighter gloves appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Daniel Bryan hasn't wrestled in over two years, but WWE fans may not have seen the last of Bryan stepping inside the squared circle.Speaking on Barstool Sports'From The Top Rope podcast (h/t Pro Wrestling Sheet's Connor Casey), Brie Bella said Bryan has been working to get healthy enough to wrestle and that she'd welcome him joining another company if it meant being able to continue his in-ring career:"And I told Bryan, 'You do have a daughter, so always remember th 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Brock Osweiler will start the Cleveland Browns' Monday preseason game against the New York Giants, but DeShone Kizer will be right behind him on the depth chart. Browns head coach Hue Jackson made his decision public Wednesday, as the teamannounced on Twitter. Osweiler will start, Kizer will follow and Cody Kessler will serve as the third quarterback.All three quarterbacks saw time during Cleveland's preseason opener, a 20-14 victory over the New Orleans Saints.Kizer was the best of th 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The Bhoys only had to look to the stands to see Conor McGregor's famous quote before they all-but sealed a UCL group stage spot. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Napoli will take a two-goal advantage into their away leg, while Celtic were the other big winners in Wednesday's matches 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
According to the Super Eagles defender Chima Akas they should expect a different game against the Benin Republic in the second leg of the 2018 African Nations Championship Qualifiers. The Nigerians are fresh from a 1-0 defeat away in Cotonou and will want to claim a win in front of their home crowd. Seibou Mama [] 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Chelsea targetVirgil van Dijk has been seen in London, as rumours continue about the Southampton defender's future.Metroreported pictures of the Dutchman have appeared on social media, confirming Van Dijk's presence in the capital on Wednesday. The centre-back has handed in a transfer request as he seeks a swift exit from the Saints. He has been linked to Liverpool since the end of last season, but Southampton have so far refused to do business with the Reds.Southamptonchairman Ralph K 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
If Eden Hazard is to win the Ballon d'Or the Chelsea player probably needs to start scoring more goals, says his Belgian international teammate Radja Nainggolan. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
It was the permission slip heard 'round the world.When the Nevada Athletic Commission approved an appeal from the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor camps Wednesday that'll allow the fighters to use eight-ounce gloves for their imminent get-together in Las Vegas, those backing the Irishman puffed their chests out proudly.Despite the safety-centric concerns of the Association of Ringside Physicians, the commission agreed to set aside the requirementon a one-time-only basisthat 154-poun 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Just 10 days away from his epic showdown against Floyd Mayweather Jr., Conor McGregor spoke with reporters on a conference call about his professional boxing debut and to silence any of the doubters about his chances to pull off the major upset.One of the big questions leading up to the fight was answered Wednesday when ESPN's Brett Okamotopassed along word the Nevada State Athletic Commission approved the request to let Mayweather and McGregor wear eight-ounce gloves."Im very happy wi 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The Blaugrana are chasing both players as they look to fill the void left by Neymar's world-record '222m move to Paris Saint-Germain 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Sam Vincent, coach of D'Tigress, on Wednesday said the team is confident and ready to excel at the 2017 Women's Afrobasket Championship in Mali. The female national team will beThe post DTigress coming home with Afrobasket cup Senegal should be scared appeared first on TheCable. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina Nigeria's women national basketball team D'Tigress have said no team would stop them from winning their third title when the Mali 2017 FIBA Africa Championship for Women begins on Friday. The team, who won the title twice in 2003 and 2005, arrived Mali on Wednesday. Nigeria, who finished third in the 2015 edition, [] 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale was unequivocal in his desire to see the city of Memphis remove statues ofNathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis.Fizdale discussed his beliefs with Wendi C. Thomas ofMLK50: Justice through Journalism (h/t the Commercial Appeal's Geoff Calkins):"Take 'em down, I don't know what the hesitation is, I don't know what we're waiting on.Whatever gets those things down immediately, we got to do it. It splits people apart. It cr 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The teenager made his competitive bow for the Reds on Tuesday night and does it mean things are looking good for what lays ahead 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
reportS from Spain claim Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund have agreed a deal that will see Ousmane Dembele move to the Nou Camp. According to Bundesliga expert, Lee Price, Dortmund are demanding over 90m for the Frenchman, and Price thinks Barcelona won't have enough cash to complete a deal for Philippe Coutinho, Express Sport reported. Barcelona [] 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Despite losing his job with the New Orleans Saints, Dr. Misty Suri will reportedly remain with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to Mason Ginsberg of Bourbon Street Shots.As Justin Verrier of The Ringer noted, Suri is thehead team physician and director of medical services for the Pelicans.Suri andDeryk Joneswere fired by the Saints on Wednesday following a misdiagnosis of cornerback Delvin Breaux, per Mike Triplett of ESPN.com.The team doctors originally said Breaux's injury was a bruise 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The coach of DTigress, Sam Vincent, yesterday said that the team was confident and ready to excel at the upcoming 2017 Womens Afrobasket Championship in Mali. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Tana Aiyejina and Etim Ekpimah President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick says the NFF has done its part in ensuring that the Super Eagles qualify for the 2018 World Cup, adding that the national team need prayers to seal a spot at the Russia finals. The Eagles top Group B of the African [] 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
If Eden Hazard is to win the Ballon d'Or the Chelsea player probably needs to start scoring more goals, says his Belgian international teammate Radja Nainggolan. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Amid transfer speculations linking him away from the Emirates Stadium this summer, the Egypt international has described the club as his home 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
An England international was left "shocked" after being the subject of alleged 'racial' remarks made by women's national team head coach Mark Sampson. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Ogazi has been denied a work permit to sign for Birmingham City by the English Football Association. According to a BBC report, Onazi had sealed aThe post English FA denies Onazi work permit to join Birmingham appeared first on TheCable. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The Toffees have finally secured their man after a drawn-out process, with the Iceland international inking a five-year deal at the club 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Nigeria international Ogenyi Onazi has been denied a work permit to play for English Championship side Birmingham City. Birmingham had agreed terms with the 24-year-old to sign him fromTurkish club Trabzonspor. However the Football Association turned down a first application for a work permit for Onazi last week. An appeal made by the club was []The post FA Denies Ogenyi Onazi Work Permit To Join Birmingham appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Nigeria international Ogenyi Onazi has been denied a work permit to play for English Championship side Birmingham City.The post FA denies Onazi work permit appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Goal keeps you up to date on the latest news regarding players who have been banned or will miss games due to injury 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Conor McGregor is viewed as a heavy underdog for his Aug. 26 fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., but that hasn't stopped fans from throwing money on the UFC lightweight champion.As a result of the betting, CBSSports.com's Brian Campbell reported Mayweather's odds have declined while McGregor's have improved. According to Campbell, Bovada has Mayweather as a 2-9 favorite, with McGregor sporting 13-4 odds.To put those odds in perspective, Mayweather opened as a 2-45 favorite, whil 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The Aug. 26 showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor is on track to do record-breaking business.UFC president Dana White addressed the expected financial implications of the Mayweather-McGregor spectacle during a Wednesday conference call."This is the biggest event that has ever happened in combat sports," White said. "This fight will reach over a billion homes worldwide."Rovell noted White said the fight currently has an over/under of 4.9 million total buys o 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Former Kent State strength and conditioning coach Ross Bowsher released a statement Wednesday saying he is "disappointed" by the school saying he'd provided false information about his credentials."I am disappointed that the university also released in the same statement that my employment was terminated on the grounds that I provided false informationsuggesting that I caused Tyler Heintzs death," the statement read, per WKYC."I care very much for all my student ath 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Former NBA forward Tommy Hawkins, who played 10 seasons for the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers and Cincinnati Royals, died Wednesday, per the Orange County Register.He was 80."We are saddened to hear the news regarding Tommy Hawkins," Lakers owner Jeanie Buss said in a statement. "He was and will always be part of the Lakers family. He was a member of the Lakers when the team moved from Minneapolis to Los Angeles and he made LA his home."Tommy not only contributed as a player 
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