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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [25 AUGUST, 2017].



Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Th e selection of players for national team assignment by coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr Super Eagles technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has claimed responsibility for the list of the players called upon to prosecute the World Cup qualifi ers between Nigeria and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun, declaring that nobody doctored ...The post ' Nobody screened my Eagles list, says Rohr appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
A bettor placed a huge wager on Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Thursday, and as a result, Mayweather is a slightly larger favorite to beat Conor McGregor on Saturday in Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.ESPN.com's David Purdum reported theMGM sportsbook accepted a $1 million bet on Mayweather. The bettor placed the money when Mayweather was a 2-11 favorite, and his odds have since shifted to 1-6.Purdum noted the $1 million bet would pay out almost $182,000 should Mayweather win.ESPN.com'sDarren 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Manchester United, Celtic, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Barcelona will all be in action on the first day of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage after dates for the group matches were confirmed on Thursday.United face Swiss side Basel in Group A, while Celtic will host Paris Saint-Germain in Group B on Tuesday, September 12, per the tournament's official website. The opening day will also feature Barcelona hosting Juventus in Group D.Wednesday's group matches during the f 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Prized 2018 cornerback recruit Jaycee Horn committed to the University of Tennessee on Thursday.Per Ryan Callahan of 247 Sports, Horn announced his commitment to the Volunteers, who beat out other SEC powers like Alabama and South Carolina for his services.Horn is the No. 23 cornerback and No. 260 player overall in the 2018 recruiting class, per Scout. He's also the 13th-best cornerback in the South region.In his junior year atAlpharetta High School, Horn finished with 29 total tackles and 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
By Joe Apu Nigeria's D' Tigress head coach, Sam Vincent has warmed his girls not to get carried away 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
D'Tigress will prepare for their quarterfinal encounter against Cameroon with their confidence sky high afterdefeating Afrobasket defending champions Senegal in their final group game. Reacting after the game, head coachThe post After defeating Senegal, DTigress confident of overcoming Cameroon appeared first on TheCable. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is reportedly in serious danger of missing his team's Week 1 showdown against the Los Angeles Rams as he continues to recover from offseason shoulder surgery. Appearing on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio Thursday (via ESPN.com's Mike Clay), ESPN.com's Mike Wells said "the odds are against" Luck being in uniform for the Colts' season opener.Wells' report comes two days after Colts head coach Chuck Pagano told reporters he 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez is fit to face Liverpool on Sunday and is focused on giving 'absolutely everything' for the team despite uncertainty over the striker's future at the club, manager Arsene Wenger has said. The Chilean, Arsenal's top scorer with 24 league goals last season, has attracted plenty of interest from rival clubs as he [] 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Arsenal are reportedly prepared to offer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a new contract paying 180,000 per week to fend off interest from Premier League rivals Chelsea.Oxlade-Chamberlain is out of contract in 2018, but Gunners manager Arsene Wenger will reportedly sanction an increase of more than double his current wages to put Chelsea off, despite the Blues "growing increasingly optimistic" about signing the versatile midfielder before this transfer window closes, per Matt Lawand Jeremy Wils 

Fri, 25 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, 25 Aug 2017
Asuka is no longer the NXT women's champion after giving up the title during Thursday's NXT television tapings.NXT's official Twitter account shared a video of the Full Sail University crowd cheering for Asuka after she surrendered the belt to general manager William Regal:The move comes after WWE announced she suffered a collarbone injury atNXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III last Saturday, which could keep her out for six to eight weeks.The move likely signalsAsuka's ascension to th 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Lagos Former champions, FC Barcelona, will have Juventus to contend with as the group stage draws for the 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League was made in France on Thursday. Recall that the Old Lady eliminated Barcelona in last season's edition. In the draw made in Monaco, France, both Juventus and Barcelona were drawn in Group []The post Barcelona Draw Juventus In Champions League appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
BARCELONA will have the chance to get revenge for last season's Champions league defeat to Juventus as the pair were drawn together in the group phase. The Catalans will take on Juve in Group D of the competition, having lost at the semi-final stage in 2016-17. Real Madrid also take on familiar opposition in the [] 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Barcelona have reached an agreement to sign Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund, according to reports in Spain. The 20-year-old Frenchman will cost the Spanish giants around '150m, which would make him the second most expensive footballer ever, after the '222m Neymar, who incidentally was sold by Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo reported []The post Barcelona Reach '150m Deal With Dortmund For Dembele appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Carlo Ancelotti led PSG to the 2012-13 Ligue 1 title and the Bayern Munich boss is looking forward to meeting his old club again in Europe. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Douglas Costa spent just two of his five contracted years at Bayern Munich, whose president Uli Hoeness labelled the winger "a mercenary". 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Douglas Costa spent just two of his five contracted years at Bayern Munich, whose president Uli Hoeness labelled the winger "a mercenary". 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The Manchester United striker has hit the ground running at Old Trafford and dabblebet have a special available on him reaching a big milestone 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The Manchester United striker has hit the ground running at Old Trafford and dabblebet have a special available on him reaching a big milestone 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
City come into their away clash with the Cherries on the back of a home draw and their fans will be hoping to see more goals on the south coast 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
City come into their away clash with the Cherries on the back of a home draw and their fans will be hoping to see more goals on the south coast 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Tana Aiyejina Internal problems in Cameroon football took a new dimension on Thursday, when armed gendarmes surrounded the headquarters of the country's football governing body, FECAFOOT. The latest development is coming following FIFA's appointment on Wednesday of a Normalisation Committee to run FECAFOOT, in the wake of the imbroglio rocking the body. 'The specified period [] 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The third preseason game has long been considered the closest thing to a regular-season dress rehearsal in the NFL, which is welcome news for the Philadelphia Eagles after Thursday's contest.Philadelphia beat the Miami Dolphins 38-31 at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday after they held joint practices leading up to the contest.The respective starting quarterbacks served as the primary storyline coming into the game considering the pressure on each this season.Philadelphia's Carson We 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Chalobah & Maguire earn first England call-ups 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Chamberlain Squash Open: Ford, Broekman, Ajagbe Make Last Four 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The much-awaited draw for the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League was held in Monaco on Thursday, with some very interesting encounters to look forward to. Defending champions Real Madrid were drawnThe post Champions League draw: Real Madrid, Dortmund, Tottenham in group of death appeared first on TheCable. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Tottenham will face holders Real Madrid in the group stage of the Champions League, BBC Sport reports. Spurs were drawn in Group H alongside the Spanish giants, German side Borussia Dortmund and Apoel of Cyprus. The draw pits the Premier League runners-up against Wales winger Gareth Bale, who left Spurs for Real in a world [] 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Chelsea will take on Atletico Madrid, Roma and Karabag in the group stages of the Champions League. Chelsea 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Chelsea defender Ola Aina is waiting for FIFA clearance to play for Nigeria in month's World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon, officials said Thursday. Aina, who is on a season-long loan at English Championship side Hull [...]The post Chelsea's Aina awaits FIFA approval for Nigeria swap appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The Hammers have endured a desperate campaign thus far, but the Mexico international is their diamond in the rough 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
On Thursday, free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick thanked those who supported him at the "United We Stand" rally outside of the NFL's New York City headquarters Wednesday:The rally occurred in support of the unsigned quarterback, who drew plenty of headlines last season when he knelt during the national anthem to protest social injustice in the United States.According to Jason Reid of The Undefeated, some organizers of the rally suggested there were more than 1,200 people in at 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
D'Angelo Russell has a chip on his shoulder, and he's going to try to put it to good use during his first season with the Brooklyn Nets."I want teams to hate us," Russell said Thursday at the Brooklyn Nets Summer Basketball Camp, according to Nets Daily's Anthony Puccio. "We've struggled over the last few years in Brooklyn. Teams are used to coming in and taking nights off. I just want to rebuild that and make it a place where people come and say, 'Alright 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina Nigeria's senior women's team will on Friday lock horns with their West African rivals Ivory Coast in the quarterfinals of the ongoing 2017 FIBA Africa Championship for Women in Mali. The Ivorians finished fourth in Group A after winning two matches and losing three. They beat the Central African Republic and Cameroon before [] 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The coach has said he will not allow players to conduct transfer business while on international duty, but Kylian Mbappe has been included 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Ousmane Dembele could soon become the second most expensive player in history as reports claim Barcelona have finally agreed a deal that could rise to 150 million euros ($177 million) for the wantaway 20-year-old.The post Dembele on verge of 150m Barca deal reports appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
While Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant hasn't been as outspoken as other NFL players about social issues, the three-time Pro Bowler told reporters that doesn't reflect apathy on his part toward those causes.Bryant said Thursday he prefers to "lead by example" but doesn't begrudge players who choose to protest in different ways, per ESPN.com's Todd Archer:"They are free to do what they want.Hell no, I'm not (criticizing) none of that. Their beliefs a 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Nigerian left back Elderson Echiejile seems to be rediscovering good form in time for the Africa World Cup qualifying series which resumes next month as Nigeria prepares to take on Cameroon in back to back games.The post Echiejile delights in Turkish Club appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Eduwo, Tornadoes Adeyemo, Gombes Usman Listed for VAT Wonder Goal 14 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina Former Nigeria midfielder, Friday Ekpo, and former Flying Eagles coach, Ladan Bosso, have disagreed with Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr, over his 23-man list for the 2018 World Cup qualifying double-header against Cameroon on September 1 and 4. The German on Tuesday released his list, which was dominated with known names, except for Israel-based [] 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Alexis Sanchez is willing to play his first English Premier League game for Arsenal this season against Liverpool on Sunday. Alexis Sanchez has not played for Arsenal this season. Manager, Arsene Wenger confirmed on Thursday, according to Sky News. Arsenal will travel to Anfield for a 4pm kickoff clash against a red-hot Liverpool who defeated []The post EPL: Wenger Confirms Sanchez Willing To Return Against Liverpool appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
England's hopes of defending their EuroHockey title end at the semi-final stage as Marloes Keetels' strike sends Netherlands through. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Europa League resultsThe post Europa League results appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Ajax will be without European football this season after Rosenborg completed an upset to deny last year's runners-up a Europa League spot. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
By Johnny Edward: Nigerian striker Samuel Adegbenro came off the substitutes bench to score a brace for Norwegian side Rosenborg as they dumped out last seasons finalists Ajax Amsterdam from the UEFA Europa League following a 3-2 second leg win in their play-off tie, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Adegbenro came on in the 68th minute for Milan []The post Europa: Adegbenro Brace Knocks Out Ajax, Hassan Scores; Everton, Milan Advance appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Former Nigeria internationals Gbenga Okunowo and Franklin Howard have praised Promasidor Nigeria Limited for honouring late Nigeria forward, Samuel Okwaraji. Promasidor recently organised an event in Lagos to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the death of the former Nigeria international, who slumped and died on national duty on August 12, 1989. Speaking at the event, [] 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
By Izuchukwu Okosi: Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has urged Nigerian fans to get behind the team as they face Cameroon in key 2018 World Cup qualifiers in Uyo and Yaounde in early September, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. The FC IfeanyiUbah star, Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United) and Dele Alampasu (Fereinse) are the goalkeepers invited by Super Eagles []The post Ezenwa: Only Victory Over Cameroon Matters, Not Who Keeps For Eagles appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Great Britain's Mo Farah wins a thrilling 5,000m in the final track race of his career at the Diamond League event in Zurich. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Chairperson of the FCT Women League Committee, Barr, Victoria Nlemigbo has disclosed that the winner of the maiden edition of the FCT Women League will finally emerge onSaturday, August 26, 2017, at the Area 3 pitch, Abuja. The finalist, Oyela Queens and Beautiful Tours will battle for the coveted trophy by 3:30 pm while the [] 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
FIFA said Thursday it was investigating Brazilian superstar Neymar's complaint about an unpaid loyalty bonus from Barcelona in the increasingly bitter feud with his former club since his move to Paris Saint-Germain. A FIFA spokesman said the complaint was 'pending and being investigated' and he could not comment any further. Barcelona are refusing to pay [] 
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