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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [19 AUGUST JULY, 2017].



Sat, 19 Aug 2017
16TH IAAF World Championship: When Bronze was More than a Medal Homeless World Athlete 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Class of 2019 offensive tackle Nathaniel Kalepo committed to play his college football for the Washington Huskies on Friday.Kalepo made the announcement with the following tweet:According to Scout.com, Kalepo is a 4-star recruit who ranks as the No. 80 overall player, No. 9 offensive tackle and No. 1 player at his position from the state of Washington.Among the other schools in the running for Kalepo were Pac-12 powers such as Oregon, USC and UCLA, perScout.com.Kalepo is listed at 6'5" 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
TANA AIYEJINA recounts his experience with top NBA stars, Thierry Henry, Lucas Radebe and more during the activities that led to the just-concluded NBA Africa Game 2017 in Johannesburg I met 'Naughty', the driver assigned to pick me up, on arrival at the OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, at about 5.15am on August 2, after [] 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Abia Warriors striker, Sunday Adetunji has undergone a successful surgery on his fractured left arm 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Juventus star Paulo Dybala has been told he must produce an extraordinary season by head coach Massimiliano Allegri. The forward was linked with Barcelona and Real Madrid earlier in the transfer window, having enhanced his reputation with two productive campaigns in Turin since joining from Palermo. Dybala scored twice as Juve suffered a shock loss []The post Allegri tasks Dybala on form appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Despite starting the league season with a dominant win with goals from two debutants, the Die Roten coach is keen to see more from his charges 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Arsenal head to Stoke City this weekend aiming to register a second victory of the season and divert attention away from continuing questions about the future of Alexis Sanchez. Arsene Wenger's side kicked off the Premier League campaign in exciting, if not entirely convincing, fashion against Leicester City, coming from behind to register a 4-3 [] 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
The 2017-2018 erman Bundesliga season,kicked off last night with champions Bayern Munich battling Bayer Leverkusen at the Allianz Arena.The post Aubameyang leads Dortmund's attack at Wolfsburg appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Barcelona General Manager, Pep Segura, has said the signings of Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele are close after watching his side lose to arch-rivals Real Madrid in the Supercopa de Espana final. Liverpool have remained adamant that Brazilian playmaker Coutinho who has submitted a transfer request will not be sold in this transfer []The post Barca close to signing Coutinho, Dembele appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Robert Lewandowski converted a second-half penalty as Bayern Munich opened the 2017/18 Bundesliga season with a 3-1 home win over Bayer Leverkusen on Friday. The Polish hot-shot put Bayern 3-0 up after new signings Niklas Suele and Corentin Tolisso scored with first-half headers. Admir Mehmedi hit Leverkusens consolation goal. 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Robert Lewandowski converted a second-half penalty as Bayern Munich opened the 2017/18 Bundesliga season with a 3-1 home win over Bayer Leverkusen on Friday.The post Bayern beat Leverkusen 3-1 in Bundesliga season opener appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Defending champions'Bayern Munich opened the Bundesliga season with a comfortable 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen on a rainy night at the Allianz Arena. Robert Lewandowski got off the mark in his pursuit of a third German Golden Boot award thanks to a VAR-awarded penalty, but it was a pair of debutants who are likely to dominate the headlines come Saturday morning. Robert Lewandowski has now scored 61 goals in his last 66 Bundesliga games for Bayern Munich. '' Lethal in front of goa 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Following her retirement at the age of 25, Welsh cyclist Becky James tells BBC Wales Sport that there is "no culture of fear" at British Cycling. 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Coming from an equestrian background I have ridden all my life but never racehorses. 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Kevin-Prince Boateng has completed his return to the Bundesliga by signing a three-year deal at Eintracht Frankfurt. Former Schalke and AC Milan midfielder Boateng was a free agent after leaving Las Palmas for personal reasons on Wednesday. Boateng underwent a medical on Friday and subsequently signed his deal with Frankfurt before explaining why he opted []The post Boateng completes Frankfurt move appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
This week's installment of controversial and shocking stories is dedicated to Ric Flair, who continues to battle multiple internal ailments in what is shaping up to be a fight for his life.Though Flair's iconic character was inspired by those who came before him, nobody has inspired more modern-day heels and personas in pro wrestling and pop culture than The Nature Boy.If Flair is the resilient fighter he has been his whole life, death won't have a chance in the squared circle aga 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Burton Albion come from behind to beat Birmingham City and register their first Championship points of the season. 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
By Sulaiman Alao and Hanifat Mustapha: Complete Sports have emerged as the winners of the 2017/2018 Merrybet/SWAN Cup tournament. The 2012 champions reclaimed their trophy with a 1-0 win over TV Continental at the legacy pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos on Friday. Complete Sports, full of superstars like Sulaiman Alao, Julius Ojeagbase and []The post CHAMPIONS! Complete Sports Dismantle TVC To Regain MerryBet/SWAN Cup appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
By Joe Apu Nigeria's home Eagles are in for the battle of their lives this weekend at the Sani Abacha 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Home-based Eagles are among the sides who will need to overturn first leg deficits in order to qualify for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals in Kenya.The post CHAN: Eagles in survival battle with Squirrels appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
The Blues boss has warned against over-inflated expectations at the London side and has urged everyone around the club to look for stability 

Sat, 19 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 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Tampa Bay Rays ace starting pitcher Chris Archer posted another solid outing Thursday against the Toronto Blue Jays, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out 10 over seven innings.Although it didn't result in a win for him or the team, Archer did become the third pitcher in Rays history to record 1,000 strikeouts, per Sportsnet Stats. Only James Shields (1,250) and David Price (1,065) have more than the 28-year-old.Archer owns 1,002 strikeouts in his six seasons with the Rays and 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Cape Town City beat Bidvest Wits 1-0 in the 2017-18 Absa Premiership opener at Bidvest Stadium on Friday evening. 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Edo State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mika Amanokha, has sacked nine non- productive Bendel 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Antonio Conte has warned troubled champions Chelsea not to look for excuses after their turbulent start to the season. Since Chelsea won the title last term, Conte has endured a surprisingly difficult period that shows no signs of abating heading into Sunday's clash with title rivals Tottenham at Wembley. Not only has Conte feuded with [] 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber is dealing with injury issues again after leaving Friday's start against the Kansas City Royals with a sprained right ankle, according to Cleveland.com's Paul Hoynes.Hoyneslater noted Kluber did not suffer a high ankle sprain and could potentially make his next start.Kluber previously spent time on the disabled list in May due to discomfort in his back.Injuries haven't been much of an issue over the past few seasons, though, as he transformed 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
The Porto winger should return to El Tri after missing the Confederations Cup with a personal issue. Who will join him to face Panama and Costa Rica 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Antonio Conte has laughed off rebel striker Diego Costa's claims that he has been treated like a criminal at Chelsea.The post Costa's career over ' Conte appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
The former England skipper's 243 off 407 balls set the hosts up for an emphatic victory. 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Hostilities in the Kwese Premier League Savannah Conference Six Play-offs will climax today at the lndoor Hall of the Murtala Square Kaduna. After playing four games each since the opening day of the championship, defending champions, Kano Pillars remain the only unbeaten team winning all their matches. Wednesday was observed as rest day. On Monday, []The post Curtain falls on Savannah Conference 6 Play-offs appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
By Bamidele Boluwaji: Nigerias senior national womens basketball team, DTigress, began the 2017 FIBA African Womens Basketball Championship holding in Bamako, Mali with a commendable victory over Mozambique as the team led by American coach Sam Vincent defeated their opponents 80-69 points late Friday night, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. The 2003 and 2005 champions dominated the four []The post DTigress Outclass Mozambique In Afrobasket Opener appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and his wife, Hannah Jeter, welcomed their first child on Thursday.News of Bella Raine Jeter's birth was tweeted out by The Players' Tribune Twitter account:The couple announced Hannah's pregnancy in February in an article she contributed to The Players' Tribune. Jeter has not been slowed down by retirement. The 43-year-old married in 2016 and he is currently part of a group that is reportedlynearing a deal to purchase the Miami M 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Despite clubs including Liverpool and Arsenal reportedly interested in the Germany international, the player's representative says he's staying 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz was forced to leave Friday night's game against the New York Yankees in the fourth inning due toback spasms, perPete Abrahamof theBoston Globe.Pomeranz appeared to tweak something, and manager John Farrell decided to remove him from the game after he attempted two warm-up pitches.Prior to leaving, Pomeranz had allowed four hits and no runs while striking out four in 3.1 innings with Boston leading 2-0.Pomeranz was replaced in the game by long re 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
DStv Creates a Pop-up Channel for Money Fight 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
The Nigeria's domestic league has improved in some areas over the past three to four years. People now go to the stadiums to watch matches, the key games were on television (until recently), the quality of play and the standard of officiating also improved. For now, the league is no longer on television while unruly []The post Eagles must qualify for CHAN appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina The Super Eagles face a tough task in the second leg of their 2018 African Nations Championship qualifier against the Squirrels of Benin Republic at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, on Saturday. Bronze medallists at the 2014 edition of the competition, Nigeria are seeking a return to the tournament, which is exclusively for [] 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Ewere: I'm not aware Edo State Commissioner for Youths and Special duties, also supervising sports Mika Amanokha, has fired nine Bendel Insurance players for poor productivity. Addressing the players during their training session at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin-City on Thursday, Amanokha said the government was no longer ready to tolerate non- productive []The post Edo fires nine Insurance players appeared first on New Telegraph Online. 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Coach Kelechi Emeteole was buried in his hometown in Abia state on Friday, August 18. The former coach died in an Indian hospital after undergoing treatment for throat cancer. The former Green Eagles star was buried after his body arrived Amiyi Obilohia in Isikwuato Local Government, Abia state. Extra Time gathered that a funeral service []The post Emeteole laid to rest in Isikwuato appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Some of Europe's top teams will be competing in the Europa League this season and the competition has been ongoing since the start of the summer 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
By Bamidele Boluwaji: Former assistant to coach Samson Siasia at the Nigeria U-23s, Monday Odigie, believes he has what it takes to be in charge of the new national U-23 Eagles as the Nigeria Football Federation begin the process of hiring a coach for the team, Completesportsnigeria.comreports. The former Bayelsa United handler is one of []The post Ex-Siasia Assistant Odigie Targets U-23s Job, Backs CHAN Eagles appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
A Super Falcons defender, Onome Ebi, has hailed the nomination of the former coach of the team, Florence Omagbemi, for the prestigious FIFA Women Coach of the Year. Omagbemi who coached Super Falcons to win the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon was among the 10 coaches shortlisted for the award. Those nominated []The post FIFA Award: Ebi hails Omagbemis nomination appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Harry Kane is one of four current Premier League players nominated for the Best Fifa Men's Player 2017 award. The Tottenham striker joins Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and Chelsea midfielders Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante on a shortlist of 24. Last year's winner, Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, is nominated, as are Lionel Messi of Barcelona [] 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
French Ligue 1 result on Friday: Metz 0 Monaco 1 (Falcao 78) Playing Saturday Lyon v Bordeaux (1500 GMT), Montpellier v Strasbourg, Nice v Guingamp, Rennes v Dijon, Saint-Etienne v Amiens, Troyes v Nantes (all 1800 GMT) Sunday Lille v Caen (1300 GMT), Marseille v Angers (1500 GMT), Paris Saint-Germain v Toulouse (1900 GMT) AFP 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
The TFC playmaker is carrying over the lessons he learned with the Serie A giants, and the results have been positive for the MLS side 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Gov Obaseki, Heres Why You Need Ogbe Hard Court and Bendel Insurance Back! 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Pep Guardiola has paid tribute to the victims of the Barcelona attacks and says he is very affected by the events in his home city on Thursday. Thirteen people died and more than 100 were injured when a van drove into pedestrians on the crowded Las Ramblas street, in an incident that local police are []The post Guardiola sympathies with beautiful Barca appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 19 Aug 2017
Alastair Cook finishes on 243 as England tighten their grip on the West Indies on a rain-affected second day of the first day-night Test at Edgbaston. 
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