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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [23 AUGUST, 2017].




Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Ahead of their fourth group game on today against Guinea, DTigress star, Evelyn Akhator is confident of another world class act as the 2017 FIBA Women Afrobasket tournament hots up in Mali. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
There were 274 changes made by teams across 19 ties in Tuesday's second round EFL Cup ties, a move described as "devaluing" the competition. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Mitchell Robinson reportedly will not play a minute of college basketball.According to Yahoo Sports' Pat Forde, Robinson "is not expected to play college basketball this season" and "is expected to focus his energies on preparing for the 2018 NBA draft."Tuesday's report comes after the 5-star center prospect left Western Kentucky after previously enrolling there this summer. Ranked eighth nationally byScoutin the 2017 high school class, Robinson was the highest-tout 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
REAL MADRID want to reward Marco Asensio with a new contract until 2023 and increase his buy-out clause to '500 million, according to Marca . Asensio has been linked with a move to Arsenal, but Madrid are determined to ward off any interest with a new deal which will also bump his salary up to [] 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Stop the pressesNew York Yankees star Aaron Judge didn't strike out Tuesday.Jason Beck of MLB.com noted Jacoby Ellsbury pinch hit for Judge during New York's game against the Detroit Tigers, which ended the slugger's stretch of 37 games with at least one strikeout.The mark is the all-time Major League Baseball record.Judge finished the contest at 1-for-1 with three walks and two runs.MLB.com's Bryan Hoch noted the previous strikeout record belonged to Montreal Expos pitcher B 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Super Eagles right back Shehu Abdullahi said he was both confident and optimistic before Nigerias 2-0 victory over a formidable Benin side in Kano as they secured the 2018 CHAN ticket. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Lagos Ahmad Ahmad, the president of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) seems to have finally dumped Cameroon as the hosts of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with his pronouncement that the reigning African champions would not be ready to host the biannual championship even with only four countries participating. The chances of []The post AFCON 2019: Cameroon Not Ready' Ahmad appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Shahid Afridi's 42-ball century helps Hampshire reach their seventh T20 Finals Day in eight years as they thump Derbyshire. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Reigning Africa champions, Nigeria's D' Tigers begins preparations for the defence of her title today 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Stories by Joe Apu Nigeria recorded her fourth straight win at the on-going AfroBasket Women 2017 with 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
By Johnny Edward: Onetime Barcelona winger, Emmanuel Amuneke, is confident that the inclusion of some physically built experienced players with pace to the Super Eagles squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon next month is capable of exploiting the weaknesses of the reigning African champions and earned []The post Amuneke: Happy Rohr invited Physically Built Players With Experience And Pace For Cameroon Match appeared first on Complete Sport 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Andrew Wiggins is reportedly severing ties with Bill Duffy even after the agent negotiated a maximum deal for the Minnesota Timberwolves swingman.Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reported the news Tuesday, noting the Timberwolves recently sent Duffy and Wiggins a contract for a rookie extension deal. Duffy negotiated the five-year, $148 million contract extension, but "it is unclear how quickly Wiggins will sign the deal after" moving on from Duffy, Wojnarowski wrote.According to Wojnaro 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The Inter man has been included in Jorge Sampaoli's squad ahead of upcoming World Cup qualifiers alongside the likes of Paulo Dybala and Sergio Aguero 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Arsenal have sent defensive duo Carl Jenkinson and Cohen Bramall to Birmingham City on season-long loan deals. Jenkinson, who has been on the Gunners books since 2011, only made five appearances in all competitions last season, having spent the previous two seasons on loan with West Ham. Birmingham confirmed on Monday the 25-year-old will spend []The post Arsenal send Jenkinson, Bramall to Birmingham appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The French media has once again linked Monaco star Thomas Lemar with Arsenal, saying a move is back on, while Italian champions Juventus and Manchester United are reportedly eying Gunners youngster Marcus McGuane.According to Le 10 Sport (h/t Metro), Lemar has been linked with the north London outfit throughout the summer, and Monaco have so far told Arsenal he is not for sale. They've now changed their minds, however, and are contemplating a sale in the final days of the transfer window, a 

Wed, 23 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 

Wed, 23 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 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
REAL MADRID midfielder Marco Asensio will hold emergency talks with his club over a potential move to Arsenal, The Mirror reports. The Gunners are winning to match the players 72 million release clause, yet the Spain international, who is also being watched by Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Barcelona, but if the Spaniards offer [] 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Astana threatened the most unlikely of comebacks but Celtic prevailed to reach the Champions League group stage. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
ATLETICO Madrid have agreed a '55 million fee with Chelsea to bring striker Diego Costa back to the club, according to Radio Estadio, a programme on the Spanish station Onda Cero, via AS . Costa is currently in Brazil after refusing to return to Chelsea and the only club he wants to join are Atletico [] 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from this month's US Open because of an "ongoing family situation." 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
With three matches to the end of the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League season, chairman of Wikki Tourists management committee, Auwalu Babajada is confident that his team will survive the relegation battle. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
By James Agberebi: Former Nigeria international Tijani Babangida has backed the 23-man squad released by Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr on Tuesday ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cameroon in Uyo on September 1st and 4th as the best available, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Top on the list of invited players are Eagles skipper []The post Babangida: Rohrs 23 Man Squad Vs Cameroon The Best Nigeria Can Offer appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
By Izuchukwu Okosi: Former Nigerian international Emmanuel Babayaro has weighed into the debate on the criteria for the invitation of goalkeepers to the national team and backs the Super Eagoles coaching crew for the choice of keepers invited for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. The Nigeria Football Federation Tuesday []The post Babayaro: Rohr, Goalkeeper Trainers Right On Selection For Cameroon Clash appeared first on Complete Sports Niger 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Ball State basketball player Zach Hollywood died Tuesday at the age of 19.The school released a statement confirming Hollywood's death, which Ryan O'Gara of the Star Press shared:On behalf of Ball State University, it is with profound sadness that we learned today of the passing of Zachary "Zach" Hollywood, a student from Bradley, Illinois. Zach has been a part of our community for the past year. During his time on campus, he was a member of the men's basketball team and 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Barcelona are reportedly close to signing Ivory Coast midfielder Jean-Michael Seri. Reports reveal Barca are expected to complete a move for the Nice player in the coming days. The Elephants man has a 40m buyout clause which the Catalan giants will take advantage of, with Seris arrival expected to edge veteran Andres Iniesta closer to []The post Barca set to sign Seri appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Barcelona are seeking at least 8.5 million euros ($10 million) in compensation from Neymar for breach of contract, the club said on Tuesday as the bitter fallout rumbles on from his world record 222 million-euro move to Paris Saint-Germain.The post Barcelona seeking 8.5m euros from Neymar over contract breach appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Barcelona Sues Neymar for 8.5m 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Barcelona are to sue former player Neymar for 8.5m euros (7.8m) over his 222m euro (200m) world record 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona as the Catalans seek an improvement in their fortunes 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona as the Catalans seek an improvement in their fortunes 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The Catalan club saw their social media account taken over early Wednesday, with a false signing announced on Twitter. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Different season, same story, as Baroka FC and Orlando Pirates played to a 1-1 stalemate in an Absa Premiership clash at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday evening. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
BAYERN MUNICH are considering a move for Paris Saint- Germain attacker Julian Draxler, according to the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung . Draxler's future at PSG is uncertain following the world-record signing of Neymar, and he has been linked with Premier League trio Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United. However, German champions Bayern are weighing up whether to [] 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The Frenchman is out of favour at Arsenal and finds himself behind Hector Bellerin, among others, in the right-back pecking order 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
It seems as though the knee injury to Big Cass was as serious as many feared."It looks like he has an ACL tear, possibly a medial meniscus tear, but we're going to wait for the radiologist to evaluate the MRI and give us their full report," ringside physician Dr. Chris Robinson said Tuesday, per WWE.com.Robinson also projected about a ninth-month recovery time if it is indeed a torn ACL.The wrestler picked up the injury Monday night on WWE Raw in a Brooklyn Street Fight match agai 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Former NXT champion Bobby Roode made his WWE main roster debut on Tuesday's edition of SmackDown Live.While Aiden English was singing a song, Roode interrupted and received a giant pop from the crowd. The two proceeded to face off in the ring for Roode's first match on the main roster.Eventually Roode hit English with a Spinebuster and followed it up with a Glorious DDT to capture the pinfall win. After the match, Renee Young interviewed the newest member of Team Blue and the WWE Unive 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Win 'The Carabao Cup returned on Tuesday evening with seven Premier League teams in action in the second round of the competition. Here's a round up of all the action... Crystal Palace got their first win of the season after seeing off high-flying Ipswich 2-1 at Selhurst Park. James McArthur scored both goals to give Frank de Boer his first win as Palace manager with Bersant Celina scoring a late consolation for the Championship side. We're through! [2-1] #CPFC ' pic.twitter. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The two best teams in the Eastern Conference swapped All-Star point guards Tuesday night in a move that sent shockwaves throughout the NBA.The Boston Celtics added the biggest piece in four-time All-Star and 2016 NBA Finals hero Kyrie Irving. But the Cleveland Cavaliers come away with the best package: two-time All-Star Isaiah Thomas, premier wing defender Jae Crowder, rookie center Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 unprotected first-round pick, as Shams Charania of The Verticalfirst r 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Following a two-year absence from the Champions League, a potential return for the Reds would be a statement, according to the club's coach. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Following a two-year absence from the Champions League, a potential return for the Reds would be a statement, according to the club's coach. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Sevilla, Napoli, NK Maribor and Olympiakos reach the Champions League group stage with victories in the final play-off round. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Conor McGregor says he will remain "calm and cold" when he faces Floyd Mayweather on Saturday amid chaotic scenes at the first media event of fight week. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The Los Angeles Chargers announced Tuesday that center Max Tuerk will be suspended for the first four games of the season after violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy.The second-year player provided a statement on the incident:"This offseason, I made the mistake of taking over-the-counter supplements. In doing so, I opened myself up to the possibility of consuming a tainted supplement - something that ultimately led to a positive test for a banned substance. I accept 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Chelsea have 'commended' Eniola Aluko for 'speaking of her experiences' after she accused England boss Mark Sampson of 'bullying and discrimination', BBC reports. Sampson, 34, has been cleared of wrongdoing by two investigations and vehemently denies the claims made by former England forward Aluko, 30. But anti-racism group Kick It Out says the Football Association [] 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Chelsea Commends Aluko over Bullying Claim 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Blues manager Antonio Conte still wants to improve his team before the transfer window shuts, but it appears the Italy international won't be joining 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Blues manager Antonio Conte still wants to improve his team before the transfer window shuts, but it appears the Italy international won't be joining 

Wed, 23 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 
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