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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [20 AUGUST, 2017].



Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Organizers of the maiden edition of the Chamberlain Squash Open (CSO) at the weekend disclosed that a 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
The Nigerian Cup and General Hassan Cup, two of Katsina polo most prestigious prizes are again at the center of a massive build-ups and speculation frenzy as the 2017 Katsina international polo tournament blasts off on a blistering note yesterday (Saturday). 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Highly touted class of 2019 defensive end recruit Charles Moore announced Saturday that he has committed to play at Mississippi State.According to Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports, Moore said the following regarding his decision:"It actually is like family to me and I'm at home. After I got hurt they let my coaches know they they were there for me and that I still had a home that's loyalty.I'm very big on loyalty."Per Scout.com, Moore is a 4-star recruit who ranks as the No. 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Indianalanded its point guard of the near futureSaturday, as Robert Phinisee committed to play for theHoosiersbeginning in 2018-19.Phinisee made it official with the following tweet:According to Scout.com, Phinisee is a 4-star recruit who ranks as the No. 95 overall player, No. 19 point guard and No. 2 player at his position from the state of Indiana in his class.Though just 5'11" and 160 pounds, Phinisee is a fast, dynamic and explosive point guard who excels at pushing the pace and g 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Georgia secured a potential No. 1 target in the passing game for years to come Saturday, as it landed a commitment from wide receiver Kearis Jackson.Jackson made it official Saturday and told Chad Simmons of Rivals.com that he has long planned to join the Bulldogs: "I really made my decision back in the spring. I let coach [Kirby] Smart know that I was committed back then, but I just had to take more time and take more visits before I was ready to tell everyone about it. I have known I want 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge set an MLB record Saturday by striking out in his 36th consecutive game.According to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch, Judge broke the record previously set by Montreal Expos pitcher Bill Stoneman in 1971:Judge took sole possession of the dubious distinction when Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale struck him out swinging in the top of the fifth inning.Judge previously broke the record for most consecutive games with a strikeout by a position player on Wednesday agains 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Adam Cole made his official WWE NXT debut Saturday night at the conclusion of NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III.After Drew McIntyre defeated Bobby Roode to become NXT champion, Cole hit the ring with Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish. Cole then took out McIntyre with a superkick, as seen in this GIF courtesy of WWE's official Twitter account:Cole picked up the NXT Championship, signaling his intention to make a run at McIntyre's title.Earlier in the night, O'Reilly and Fish attacked Sani 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
A board member of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Col. 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
The Nigeria`s senior female basketball team, DTigress, on Saturday defeated the Democratic Republic of Congo team, 84-47 in the ongoing 2017 Women Afrobasket tournament taking place in Mali. The Nigerian team on Friday overwhelmed Mozambique, 80-69 in their opening match. The victory over the DRC team was the second group B match. The fourth quarter [] 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Nigeria's senior women basketball team, D'Tigress coasted to a 84-47points win over their Democratic 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Aleister Black's undefeated streak continued Saturday night at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III, as he defeated Hideo Itami in a hard-hitting affair.Itami took the fight to Black and pushed him further than any opponent had previously, and he even busted Black open with his stiff strikes, as seen in this photo courtesy of WWE NXT:It only takes one shot for Black to prevail, though, and that was on full display Saturday in Barclays Center when he hit Itami with Black Mass seemingly out of nowhere 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Andrade "Cien" Almas picked up arguably the biggest win of his NXT career Saturday at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III, as he defeated Johnny Gargano.Both Superstars put on a fantastic match, and while Gargano appeared to be in control during the latter stages, Zelina Vega helped Almas prevail in the Barclays Center.As seen in the following photo courtesy of WWE NXT, Vega distracted Gargano by throwing a shirt at him, which allowed Almas to capitalize:Almas caught Gargano with his La Sombra 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Stuart Armstrong has signed a new two-year deal with Celtic to end rumours of an exit this month. The Scotland midfielder only had one year left on his previous contract, prompting speculation linking him with a move to Premier League clubs Southampton, Swansea City and West Brom. Armstrong, 25, was a key part of the []The post Armstrong signs new Cetlic deal appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
As Aroldis Chapman continues to struggle, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi sounds like he is open to a closer by committee.Per MLB.com's Bryan Hoch, Girardi said prior to Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox he will use Chapman "at any point" during games and the team does"not necessarily" have a predetermined closer.Chapman returned to the Yankees in the offseason, signing a five-year deal after the team dealt him to the Chicago Cubs at the trade deadline 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Inter Milan will reportedly offer Marcelo Brozovic to Arsenal, while the Gunners are also linked with Real Madrid youngster Marcos Llorente, who could leave Los Blancos in search of more playing time.According to Italian TV channel SportItalia (h/t The Sun's Gary Stonehouse), Arsenal are the favourites to land Brozovic, a player who has consistently been linked with a move to the Premier League since his arrival in Italy.Brozovic originally joined Inter on loan in January 2015the loan from 

Sun, 20 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 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Asuka continued her 500-plus-day reign as NXT women's champion and remained undefeated at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III on Saturday by defeating Ember Moon.Moon came closer to beating Asuka than anyone ever has and even hit her with the Eclipse, but Asuka became the first Superstar to kick out of it, as seen in this GIF courtesy of WWE Universe:Asuka worked Moon's arm and shoulder throughout the match, and it worked to her advantage, as Moon was forced to tap to the Asuka Lock in the clos 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
While the Catalans have endured a turbulent start to the new season, the coach is ready for the transfer window to close as soon as possible 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Marc Bartra devoted his stunning goal for Borussia Dortmund at Wolfsburg to the victims of the terrorist 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Defending champions, Kano Pillars have won the Kwese Premier League Savannah Conference Six play-offs after winning all their five matches and ending the championship with one hundred percent record finish. 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
England took an astonishing 19 West Indies wickets on day three to wrap a comprehensive Test victory. 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
The 39-year-old goalkeeper's ability to deal with any scenario remains as important as ever for the Serie A giants, according to the manager 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
From George Aluo, Los Angeles Olympic gold medalist, Carl Lewis and a host of other Olympic and Paralympic 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Atotal prize money of $12,000 is at stake at the maiden edition of the Chamberlain Squash Open (CSO), which begins today at the Ikeja Country Club.The post Chamberlain Squash Open: $12,000 up for grabs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 20 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 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Britain's Johanna Konta was beaten 6-4 7-6 (7-1) by world number two Simona Halep to exit the Cincinnati 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Los Angeles Dodgers star rookie Cody Bellinger left Saturday's game against the Detroit Tigers in the seventh inning after suffering an apparent ankle injury.According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, Bellinger rolled his ankle while making a catch in right field in the sixth inning.Plunkett added that Bellinger was diagnosed with a mild right ankle sprain and is considered day-to-day.Yasiel Puig pinch hit for Bellinger in the seventh with the game tied 0-0.The 22-year-old Be 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
The Indian head coach was effusive in his praise for the comeback man as he took stock of a mixed performance by his team on Saturday.. 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he wants to be in charge of the club for "many years" and lead the Blues into a new stadium. 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
The Blues boss is happy with the fee the club paid for his new striker and hopes the two can build a good working relationship to bring out his best 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
The Blues boss is aiming to 'break' the club's record of regularly sacking managers by leading them out in their home when it is built 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
The first-team offense for the Dallas Cowboys looked sharp in a24-19victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Saturday's preseason showdown at AT&T Stadium.After sitting out last week's opener, quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Dez Bryant gave Cowboys fans a small taste of what they can look forward to during the regular season. The pair connected twice on the opening drive for 55 yards, including this 32-yard score:Prescott looked sharp. The reigning NFL Rookie of the Year w 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
The Germany international played in his first competitive match for the first time since January and impressed his new coach in Saturday's win 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Two days after Jacksonville Jaguars fans loudly booed Blake Bortles during a preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at EverBank Field, the team has opened up the quarterback competition.Per the Associated Press (viaThe Score), Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone told reporters Saturday he will"see how this thing goes"before naming Bortles or Chad Henne the starting quarterback for Thursday's preseason contest against the Carolina Panthers. After Jacksonville's 12-8 lo 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Drew McIntyre remained undefeated since his return to NXT, as he beat Bobby Roode on Saturday at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III to become the new NXT champion.Roode appeared on course to win the match, but he got greedy by going for three Glorious DDTs in a row, and McIntyre took advantage by hitting the Claymore Kick to win.WWE tweeted the following photo of McIntyre emotionally celebrating his win at the Barclays Center:McIntyre's moment was cut short, however, when Bobby Fish and Kyle O&#039 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
England take 19 wickets on the third day to beat West Indies by an innings and 209 runs in the day-night Test at Edgbaston. 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
English Premier League table after Saturday's matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points):The post English Premier League table appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, says he wants to see his side losing to see how his players react 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa was the hero on Saturday as the home-based Super Eagles beat Benin 2-0 at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, to qualify for next year's African Nations Championship 2-1 on aggregate. The Eagles overturned a 1-0 first leg defeat in Cotonou a week earlier. Goals from Kano Pillars forward Rabiu Ali [] 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
New York Giants offensive lineman Michael Bowie was charged Friday with misdemeanor domestic assault and battery in Oklahoma following an alleged incident involving his girlfriend.Lori Fullbright of KOTV first reported the news. James Kratch of NJ Advance Media noted Bowie, who also faces two counts of property damage, has a warrant out for his arrest in Tulsa County.The 25-year-old Tulsa native won't travel to FirstEnergy Stadium with the Giants to face off with the Cleveland Browns in the 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Atletico Madrid came from 2-0 down to rescue a point against newly-promoted Girona in their first game of the new La Liga season on Saturday. The hosts were quickly in the ascendancy, leading in the first-half thanks to a quick brace from Uruguayan striker Christian Stuani. They looked set to secure an impressive victory as the second half progressed, but despiteseeing Antoine Griezmann dismissed, goals from Angel Correa and Jose Maria Gimenez helped a complete what had seemed an unlikely... 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Atletico Madrid brush off Antoine Griezmann's sending off to fight back from 2-0 down and stop Girona winning on their La Liga debut. 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Romanian second seed Simona Halep stayed on track for a tilt at the world No 1 spot with a 6-4 6-3 third-round win over Anastasija Sevastova at the Cincinnati Open on Thursday.123456789101112 Latest NewsBasketball: Kano Pillars win Savanna Conference SixAfrobasket 2017: DTigress can conquer Africa Ahmedu2017 Katsina Polo: Nigerian Cup, General Hassan Cup spread jittersNYG: 84 players participating in Cricket zonal playoffsManchester United thrash Swansea 4-0PSG wont consider selling Julian Dra 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Chief Adegboye Onigbinde has seen it all in Nigerian football. For over two decades, he was a member of the FIFA and CAF technical committee. He was a two-time coach of the Super Eagles. He also coached Shooting Stars of Ibadan and Iwuayanwu Nationale. In this interview with Chibuike Chukwu, he spoke on Nigeria's failed []The post I'm Not Surprised Team Nigeria Failed In London ' Onigbinde appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
While visiting the Seattle Seahawks during a team meeting Saturday, Ice Cube gave advice regarding protesting during the national anthem.According to TMZ Sports, the rapper and owner of the BIG3 basketball league supported those who decide to take part in anthem demonstrations.Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is among the most notable players who have sat during the anthem throughout the preseason.Anthem protests took center stage last preseason when former San Francisco 49ers quarterback 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Shinji Okazaki will be satisfied with his start to the new Premier league season, having scored two goals in two games, although the first ended in a narrow defeat. HisThe post Iheanachos arrival will make me perform better, says Okazaki appeared first on TheCable. 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Jese Rodriguez made a memorable start to life at Stoke City by scoring the only goal of a 1-0 victory over Arsenal at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday.The post Jese sinks Arsenal, Man United hit four again appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain scored as defending champions Juventus downed Cagliari 3-0 on Saturday in their Serie A opener.The post Juventus open title defence with 3-0 win over Cagliari appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 20 Aug 2017
By James Agberebi: Nigeria striker Olanrewaju Kayode made his debut for newly promoted Girona who were forced to a 2-2 home draw by 10-man Atletico Madrid in the opening day of the new Spanish La Liga Santander season on Saturday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Kayode, who joined Girona on loan from Manchester City, was brought on for []The post Kayode Makes Girona Debut In Draw With Atletico appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 
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