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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [26 AUGUST, 2017].



Sat, 26 Aug 2017
D'Tigress of Nigeria are in high spirit and top shape to take on Cote d'Ivoire in today's quarter final of the ongoing Afrobasket championship in Bamako, Mali. The Nigerian women are drawing confidence from their 58points to 54 win against the Afrobasket defending champions, Senegal in their last group game of the competition on Wednesday.. ...The post 2017 Afrobasket: DTigress motivated to out-dunk Cote d'Ivoire in q-fi nals appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justic 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina FC Porto's Vincent Aboubakar and China-based forward Christian Bassogog are the headline names in the 23-man list released by Cameroon for their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying double-header against Nigeria. The Indomitable Lions will battle the Super Eagles in Uyo on September 1 with the return leg in Yaounde on September 4. Nigeria [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Nigeria's D' Tigress are through to the semifinal of the ongoing AfroBasket Women 2017 championship 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
WIFE of Ondo State governor, Betty Ayanwu - Akeredolu weekend said that the present government is determined to make the state the tennis hub in Nigeria.The post Akeredolu's wife plans to make Ondo tennis hub in Nigeria appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi is expected to be one of the first players to arrive the Super Eagle camp in Uyo, ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Cameroon next Friday.The post Akpeyi storms Eagles camp today appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Arsenal and Watford have reportedly agreed a 5 million transfer fee for full-back Kieran Gibbs, who seems destined to leave the Gunners before the end of the summer transfer window.That's according to Pete O'Rourke of ESPN FC, citing sources close to both Premier League clubs. The player has yet to agree to personal terms, and those negotiations could still go south.Gibbs has yet to feature for the Gunners this season after appearing on just about every list of possible departures all 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Arsenal still represent a major test for his side's credentials despite no longer being a Champions League team.The post Arsenal will test us, says Klopp appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Real Madrid star. Gareth Bale. has returned to the Wales squad ahead of matches against Austria and Moldova in World Cup qualifying. Bale missed the 1-1 draw away to Serbia in June due to suspension, but returns to the squad for the crucial double-header after staying injury free during Madrids start to the season. The []The post Bale returns to Wales squad appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Barcelona could turn their attention towards Chelsea's Willian should they fail to land his compatriot Philippe Coutinho, say reports.The post Barca turn to Willian appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
The striker was forecast to miss around four or five weeks, but his club have hinted that he might be able to return sooner 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Barcelona have reached an agreement to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele for a club-record fee, Sky Sports reports. The 20-year-old France international forward is due to arrive in Barcelona on Sunday and will undergo a medical on Monday before signing a five-year contract. He has been given squad number 11. A Barcelona statement read, [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
AFTER a viscous war of words, Conor McGregor will finally take on unbeaten boxing great Floyd Mayweather 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Sensationally, I am hearing from Liverpool that if Philip Coutinho does go to Barcleona the Reds will possibly offer Diego Costa a lifeline out of Chelsea. 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Andrey KoreshkovdefeatedAnthony Njokuanivia first-round TKOFriday night in Bellator 182's main event at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, to further bolster his case as one of the promotion's top welterweight fighters.Bellator's official Twitter account relayed a GIF ofKoreshkov finishing offNjokuani after he took him to the mat and started landing vicious punches and elbows:The win was a welcome relief forKoreshkov, who was trying to avoid back-to-back losses after 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Rafael Benitez claims reducing the number of players on Newcastles books is key to creating new transfer options and says he expects a busy week as the summer window draws to a close. The Magpies boss confirmed Siem de Jong is close to agreeing a deal with Ajax and Emmanuel Riviere has completed a move []The post Benitez: Newcastle must downsize appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
West Ham and Newcastle will face off Saturday, with both managers under a bit of pressure after starting the season poorly 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
The sport of boxing needs Floyd Mayweather to win his Las Vegas showdown with Conor McGregor, according to British super-middleweight champion Callum Smith. 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Three days after the Boston Celtics traded Isaiah Thomas to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a package for Kyrie Irving, Boston head coach Brad Stevens had nothing but praise for his former point guard.During a question-and-answer session at theBasketball Hall of Fame on Friday, Stevens had this response when asked by a fan why the Celtics traded Thomas, via ESPN.com's Chris Forsberg:"What [Thomas] did in Boston the last 2 years has been incredible. I said earlier what he's meant to me, 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Gigi Buffon was namedChampions League Player of the Year. 'My secret is that I continue to stay hungry and foolish!'The post Buffon: I stay hungry and foolish appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
It's been nine years since Roger Federer won the last of five straight US Open crowns. 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Neymar for once played a more restricted role as Edinson Cavani scored twice and Thiago Motta once in Paris Saint-Germain's comfortable 3-0 home win over Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 on Friday.The post Cavani outshines Neymar as PSG win again appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Edinson Cavani scores twice as Paris St-Germain beat Saint-Etienne to make it four wins out of four in Ligue 1. 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
The 20-year-old made 60 appearances for the Bhoys last season and will return to Parkhead despite interest from Nice and Girona 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
The Blues boss has moved to reassure fans that it is normal to have disputes when you manage a major club and reassert his commitment to the team 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Everton would give Diego Costa a warm welcome were he to arrive from Chelsea in the final days of the transfer window, according to manager Ronald Koeman. Koeman has made public his intention to bring another forward to Goodison Park and Costa has gone AWOL after being told by Antonio Conte that he is no []The post Costa welcome at Everton, says Koeman appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Philippe Coutinho is hoping Barcelona do not give up on him when they sign Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund, as he hopes to quit Liverpool. The Brazil stars mood has been described to be very low at the moment, with his desired move to the Nou Camp having so far failed to materialise. Coutinho has []The post Coutinho eager to quit Reds appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo has named Marcus Rashford, Neymar, and Eden Hazard among the players who he deems capable of succeeding him as the best footballer in the world. The Portuguese picked up the UEFA Mens Player of the Year Award during the Champions League draw on Thursday (24 August), another personal accolade following a season during []The post Cristiano Ronaldo Says Neymar, Marcus Rashford and Eden Hazard Can Succeed Him appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Nigeria's senior national women's basketball team DTigress on Friday booked their semifinal ticket in the ongoing Afrobasket basketball championships in Bamako, Mali, crushing Cote d'Ivoire, 98-43. D'Tigress have won allThe post DTigress crush Ivory Coast to qualify for Afrobasket semifinal appeared first on TheCable. 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
After Oscar De La Hoya had some choice words for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on Twitter prior to Friday's weigh-in, UFC president Dana White shared his own message for the former boxing champion.White took a screencap of De La Hoya's tweet before offering his thoughts on the situation (Warning: Contains NSFW language):De La Hoya has not been shy about voicing his displeasure about the fight between a professional boxer and mixed martial artist.The CEO of Golden Boy Promotio 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Mauricio Pochettino believes Davinson Sanchez has the potential to become a star at Tottenham 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Ernesto Valverde is excited by the versatility new Barcelona arrival Ousmane Dembele will offer his attack. Barca reached an agreement to sign Dembele from Borussia Dortmund for an initial fee of 105million on Friday, with the France international set to sign a five-year contract. Valverde cannot wait to work with the 20-year-old, who he feels []The post Dembeles versatility excites Barca boss appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr says his side will do everything possible to defeat Cameroon in their upcoming encounters.The post Eagles eye three points from Cameroon double-header appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
The Blues winger had a promising outing for the Under-23 team as he recovers from an ankle injury 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Former member of the NFF Executive Committee and Chairman of Abia Warriors FC, High Chief Emeka Inyama has said his utmost desire is to make his club the richest in the NPFL. 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
The PSG boss was happy following the Ligue 1 leader's win at home to Saint-Etienne on Friday 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Arsenal have been drawn in the same group as BATE Borisov, Cologne and Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League.The post Europa League: Arsenal to face Cologne, Red Star appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Eagles goalkeeper,, Ikechukwu Ezenwa has asked Nigerians to go to sleep with both eyes closed as the goalkeeping area is in safe hands ahead of the double clash against Cameroon.The post Ezenwa vows to rise to occasion against Cameroon appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will reportedly rake in $100 million guaranteed as part of the purse agreement for Saturday's superfight with Conor McGregor, while Notorious will make $30 million, according to a a document MMA Fighting obtained from theNevada Athletic Commission. Both fighters are scheduled to make far more than those initial amounts, though, since pay-per-view money and gate revenue hasn't been factored in yet.All numbers beyond the purse document to this point have been estimat 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor both weigh in under the 154lb limit for Saturday's fight, before going face to face on stage in Las Vegas. 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
There were more heated exchanges at the weigh-in for Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor's big fight - but will cold, hard logic prevail in the ring 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Saturday's boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor is expected to field the most bets in the sport's history. According to ESPN.com's David Purdum, "it already is the most heavily bet fight ever at some sportsbooks, from Nevada to the U.K.," including William Hill in Las Vegas. There, betting slips for the fight have already exceeded those submitted in advance of the May 2015 clash between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao."It's going to be the 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn't holding any grudges against Justin Bieber after the pop star told TMZ he didn't think Money would knock out Conor McGregor when the two meet Saturday evening."I love Justin Bieber," Mayweather told Hollywood Unlocked on Friday.Mayweather added he doesn't have beef with Bieber and that his only issues right now are with McGregor as they prepare to duke it out in a boxing match at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.His complete remarks can be viewed bel 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
English Championship table after Friday's matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points):The post Football: English Championship table appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore is just 620 rushing yards away reaching No. 5 on the NFL's all-time rushing yards leaderboard, per USA Today. Should the veteran reach that threshold, he would surpass greats Eric Dickerson (13,259), Jerome Bettis (13,662) and LaDainian Tomlinson (13,684) in the process.While fifth on the list seems a given if Gore remains healthy throughout the season, fourth isn't out of reach either. Gore requires 1,037 rushing yards to top Curtis Martin (1 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Gamal hopes to grow at Wits 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackleGerald McCoy will sit out the team's preseason game Saturday against the Cleveland Browns with a strained groin.Per Rick Stroud of theTampa Bay Times, McCoy's said he's "fine" and the injury is "not serious."McCoy earned his fifth straight trip to the Pro Bowl in 2016 after collecting 34 combined tackles and seven sacks. He also forced a career-high two fumbles.While McCoy's talent isn't in question, his durability 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton launched his 21st home run since the All-Star break Thursday against the Philadelphia Phillies. His second-half hot start is among the best in MLB history, posting the second-most of any player through 40 games, per the Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info).Stanton has his 21 bombs through just 38 games since the All-Star break, giving him two more opportunities to add to his total and catch Mark McGwire. The St. Louis Cardinal sent 23 flying ove 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
By James Agberebi: Belgian star Eden Hazard continued his road to full fitness from an ankle injury as he featured for Chelseas development squad who lost 3-0 to their Everton counterparts in a Premier League 2 game at Aldershot on Friday. Hazard, who has not played for Chelsea this new season, played for 75 minutes []The post Hazard Returns As Everton Youngsters Spank Chelsea appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
The winger's international manager has praised the La Liga side as the perfect place for his star man to be 
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