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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [18 AUGUST, 2017].



Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Manchester United wasted no time showing how badly it wants to win another English Premier League title in 2017, routing West Ham United in its opener last Sunday.The 13-time champions have not won the EPL since 2013, but they got off to a great start and are heavy -300 chalk (bet $300 to win $100) based on the three-way line for Saturdays matchup with Swansea City at sportsbooksmonitored by OddsShark.Romelu Lukaku tallied two of the teams four goals against West Ham United in his debut after co 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Manuel Allen's long recruitment journey finally came to a close Thursday when he committed to the Louisville Cardinals.The class of 2018 wide receiver made things official with a message on Twitter:A 4-star prospect, Allen initially committed to the USC Trojans before decommitting in February. He then flipped to the Nebraska Cornhuskers in April before changing gears Thursday and settling on the Cardinals.According toScout.com, Allen is the 377th-ranked player overall and 63rd-ranked receiv 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Auburn Tigers added a versatile wide receiver to their future offense Thursday when prospect Matthew Hill joined their 2018 recruiting class.Hill announced his commitment to Auburn on Twitter:Hill, who is 6'2" and 185 pounds, is a 4-star recruit, per Scout, and the No. 244 overall player, No. 47 wide receiver and No. 3 wide receiver from the state of Georgia in his class.He drew attention from some of the best programs in the country, and blue-chip teams such as Alabama, Ohio State 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
A lot of players will tell you that there aren't many thingssweeter than a debut goal. And new Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata must be quite pleased with himself after coming on and scoring during the Blues 3-2 loss to Burnley on Saturday. The Spanish acquisition turned in Willian's cross with a diving header, also setting David Luiz up with a neatly flicked'assist off his head to bring the Blues to within one after they had gone down 3-0. It wasn't enough to take any points, b 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
American Matt Every goes close to a course record at Sedgefield Country Club as he shoots 61 at the Wyndham Championship. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
A major season that began with the Masters favourite falling down stairs ended with one of the games best young players capturing the PGA Championship, a reminder of the ephemeral nature of the most unpredictable of sports. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Arsenal are reportedly pondering renewing interest in Paris Saint-Germain forward Julian Draxler after Les Parisiens have deemed the Germany international surplus to requirements this season.It's news the Gunners could take advantage of, according to Gary Jacob of The Times, who noted Draxler has been on Arsenal's radar for a while: "The north London club have attempted to sign him several times, including last summer, and have been told that the French club want around 32 million 

Fri, 18 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, 18 Aug 2017
Arsenal misfit Gabriel is poised to join Valencia in a 10m move. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka might miss this month's US Open because of legal issues involving the father of her child, the two-time grand slam champion has said in a statement on Thursday. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Rt Hon Comrade Phillip Shaibu, has strongly condemned the quality of officiating in the on-going Nigerian Premier League. His comments came after he watched a recent derby between Warri Wolves and their Edo counterparts, Bendel insurance FC at the Warri Township stadium where he was guest of honor. The []The post Bad officiating bane of Nigerian football Shaibu appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Barcelona and Lionel Messi have agreed a contract renewal that will keep the Argentine at the Catalan club until June 30, 2021. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Troubled Barcelona were dealt a new blow ahead of the start of the Spanish league season when Luis Suarez was ruled out for a month with a knee injury on Thursday. The Uruguayan striker suffered the injury in the second half of Wednesday night's 2-0 defeat away to Real Madrid in the second leg of [] 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Barcelona Football Club on Thursday evening expressed their heartfelt condolences to the families of victims of the terror blasts that hit the city. About 13 people were confirmed dead on Thursday when a driver deliberately slammed a van into crowds on Barcelona's most popular street in what police said was a 'terror attack'. The attack []The post Barca Honour Victims Of Terror Attack In Barcelona appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Barcelona are close to signing Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele, according to the clubs sporting director. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Camp Nou will pause before Sunday's game against Real Betis to honour those who lost their lives in the La Rambla terror attack 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Arturo Vidal is still a transfer target of Serie A side Inter Milan, according to reports in Italy. The Nerazzurri remain keen, despite Bayern Munich insisting the Chile international won't be sold this summer.Vidal isn't the only Bayern midfielder wanted in Italy, but club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge doesn't believe 19-year-old Renato Sanches will move to Serie A.A report from Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Football-Italia.net) has noted why Vidal remains on Inter&#0 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Benin delegation for Saturday's CHAN 2018 qualifier rejected local transportation provided for them on arrival yesterday in Kano.The post Benin reject Nigerian cars on arrival in Kano appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has reiterated his intention to one day buy Arsenal. Dangote, Africa's richest man with a fortune of around $13billion, outlined his wish to purchase the Gunners, who he supports,back in September. He now thinks he can tempt current owner Stan Kroenke into doing business, despite the American insisting he is not []The post Billionaire Aliko Dangote Wants To Buy Arsenal And Get Rid Of Wenger appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Bolt to Miss Charity Match at Old Trafford 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Brazil's 'painful' 7-1 World Cup defeat still haunts Dante 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Football Fans on Thursday in Kano urged the home-based Super Eagles to beat the visiting Squirrels of Benin on Saturday in the 2018 championship for African Nations (CHAN) qualifier. The post CHAN Qualifier: Football fans in Kano urge Super Eagles to beat Benin' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Everton have emerged as surprise contenders to sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa after Toffees manager Ronaldo Koeman appeared to reveal a willingness to take the attacker on loan.Koeman offered a favourable response when asked whether he will make any loan deals during the remainder of this summer's transfer window, per Nick Lustig of Sky Sports: "Is this about Costa'Of course you like to sign players for the future, but if you can get the best one that way, then why not' Tha 

Fri, 18 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, 18 Aug 2017
In a show of solidarity with his teammate, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long put his hand on the shoulder of Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins as Jenkins raised his first during the national anthem before Thursday's game against the Buffalo Bills.PennLive.com'sAaron Kasinitz shared the Associated Press photo of Long and Jenkins:"I thought it was important that athletes with my skin color stood up with others protesting for racial equality," Long said after the game, pe 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Acumen.Noun; the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions, typically in a particular domain.Synonyms include astuteness, shrewdness, acuity and sharpness.It's a versatile word, used from business to academics to, you guessed it, athletics.Athletics as in boxing.For example, a mere week-and-a-half from one of the biggest athletic events in this generation, its use is in reference to the boxing acumen of Conor McGregor, who will take on Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas a 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Alastair Cook and Joe Root hit centuries as England dominate West Indies on the first day of the inaugural day-night Test in the UK. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Barcelona could be handed a lift after losing 5-1 on aggregate to Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup as a senior official claimed the club are 'close' to signing Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele. Pep Segura, Barca's general manager, said negotiations with Liverpool for Brazilian playmaker Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund over a deal for [] 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Tana Aiyejina The Nigeria Football Federation has named Christopher Danjuma as the new coach for the country's U-20 women's national team, the Falconets. Danjuma would be assisted by Wemimo Matthew (1st assistant coach), Mansur Abdullahi (2nd assistant coach) and Abdul-Lateef Yusuf (goalkeeper trainer). The quartet is expected in Abuja on August 23 to open camp [] 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Danny Shelton is reportedly nursing a knee injury that will keep him sidelined between three and six weeks, according to ESPN.com's Field Yates.The No. 12 pick in the 2015 draft, Shelton was brought aboard to fortify the middle of a Browns defense that struggled prior to his arrival.And while he wasn't particularly effective as a rookie in 2015, Shelton made strides last season as an interior lineman, finishing the 2016 campaign with 59 total tackles a 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Brazil, the birthplace of the Samba stars and "O Jogo Bonito," has produced some of the finest footballers to ever walk the earth. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Ousmane Dembele will reportedly remain on strike in France until his transfer to Barcelona is completed. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant confirmed he would make his preseason debut on Saturday against the Indianapolis Colts."Come on, man, I'm on the field this week, baby," he told reporters, per Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. "I can't wait ... It's extremely tough sitting out. But at the same time it's cool. You gotta let it build up. You get to go out there and show what you can do."Bryant, 28, has been healthy all training camp after two 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Golfers All, there is the virus that preys on the heart of the public good.123456789101112 Latest NewsCHAN Qualifier: Football fans urge Super Eagles to beat BeninPremier League 2018/2019 season Free transfer XIPSG's Blaise Matuidi undergoes medical at JuventusDiego Costa releases statement about his futureArsenal reject Manchester City bid for Alexis SanchezDembele to remain on strike until move to Barcelona is completedManchester United give up on Danny RoseArsenal's Gabriel set for 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
From George Aluo, Houston Ex-Rangers players based in United State of America (USA) have made a passionate 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Washington Wizards have added more depth to their backcourt with the signing of point guard Donald Sloan.According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, the 29-year-old joined the team on a one-year deal.Washington will be the sixth NBA team Sloan has played for in six years in the league.He spent the past year with theGuangdong Southern Tigers in China, but prior to that, he played the 2015-16 season withthe Brooklyn Nets, appearing in 61 games while starting 33. He averaged 7.0 points and 4.4 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
By Izuchukwu Okosi: Super Falcons defender Onome Ebi expects a competitive Nigeria Women Professional League (NWPL) Super 4 tournament in Benin City in September, reportsCompletesportsnigeria.com. Bayelsa Queens, Rivers Angels, Nasarawa Amazons and Delta Queens will campaign in the competition to be played at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City betweenSeptember 14 and 16with the draw []The post Ebi Expects Thrilling Super 4 Tournament; Sponsorship For Womens League appeared first on Complet 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Rivers United's Emeka Ogbuh has become the first player to win the VAT wonder goal award twice. Ogbuhemerged with the highest votes for the match day 31 shortlisted goals. HisThe post Emeka Ogbuh of Rivers United wins second wonder goal award appeared first on TheCable. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
By Johnny Edward: Nigerian forward Samuel Adegbenro was the match winner on Thursday night as he helped Rosenborg shock Ajax 1-0 in Amsterdam in their UEFA Europa League play-offs first leg. Adegbenro, who only joined the Norwegian side this week, came on as an 68th minute substitute for his debut to score the only goal []The post Europa: Adegbenro Scores As Rosenborg Stun Ajax; Everton, Milan Win appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
With few months to this years Africa Speed Skating Championship slated to hold in Togo from December 8-9, 2017, President of the Roller Sports Federation of Nigeria, Comrade Joseph Evah, has appealed to the Ministry of Youth and Sports and corporate organisations in the country to extend financial help to the federation to enable it []The post Evah makes case for Roller Sports Federation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Spanish international has declared his intention to move to Atletico despite their transfer ban, but Koeman is also interested 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Aliko Dangote, Nigerian businessman, says the first thing he will do if he acquires Arsenal football club is to fire Arsene Wenger, the coach. In an interview with Bloomberg, DangoteThe post EXTRA: Ill fire Wenger if I buy Arsenal, says Dangote appeared first on TheCable. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Falcons, Hoopers, Hoops and Read, Potters Book Final 8 Tickets 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Fernando Alonso has had plenty of time to ponder his future over Formula One's summer break, but as the 2017 season gets set to resume in Spa, decision day is fast approaching for the two-time world champion. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Finidi, Ogunbote, Maikaba, Others Listed for National Team Jobs 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced Thursday he will retire following his Aug. 26 fight against Conor McGregor.Money made things official with a post on the Mayweather Promotions Twitter account:"I mean, just honestly speaking, I thought that [2015 fight against Andre Berto] was going to be my last everything," he said on a conference call Thursday, per MMA Mania'sRyan Harkness. "But you just never know what can happen. We're here with this big event. It's just, this is 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
When Floyd Mayweather last stepped into a ring nearly two years ago to fight Andre Berto, he thought he was doing it for the last time.This time, Mayweather says his impending retirement is for real."I gave my word to Al Haymon. I gave my word to my children. And one thing I don't want to do is break that. ... This will be my last fight," Mayweather said Thursday at a media conference call for his Aug. 26 fight against Conor McGregor.Mayweather, who retired after earning a unanimo 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Nigerias U15 boys have rounded off a tour of the Kingdom of Morocco and are expected back in the country this morning. The team coached by Atune Jolomi alongside assistant coaches Tyabo Abubakar and Olowookere Bankole and goalkeeper trainer Ernest Salolome lost their first game against the Morocco U15 squad 0-1 on Wednesday before pulling []The post Future Eagles conclude tour of Morocco appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
British aerial skier Lloyd Wallace is in "a light coma but stable" after suffering a "severe" head injury in a training crash in Switzerland. 
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