SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [5 AUGUST JULY, 2017].



Sat, 05 Aug 2017
16TH IAAF World Championship: Bolt Poise to be All-time Best 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Four-star defensive end Malcolm Lamar announcedFridayhe plans to suit up for the Oregon Ducks when the 2018 college football season opens.Lamar made the announcement with the following video on Twitter:Lamar has developed into one of the nation's most coveted edge rushers at Armwood High School inSeffner, Florida, and it's not hard to see why.At 6'5'' and 250 pounds, Lamar already has the frame necessary to set the tone at the point of attack and collapse the pocket to g 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Defensive tackle Calvin Avery has committed to play college football at the University of Illinois starting in 2018.Jeremy Werner of Scout reported Avery's decision to play for the Fighting Illini.Coming out of Bishop Dunne High School in Dallas, Avery is a monster in the middle of the defensive line. He's listed at 6'2" and 310 pounds already, per Scout, so he looks like most NFL defensive tackles already.Avery is a 4-star prospect who is the No. 3 defensive tackle recruit f 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Ohio State added two-way star K'Vaughan Pope to its 2018 recruiting class after securing his commitment Friday.Tony Gerdeman of the OZone passed along word of the rising star's choice of the Buckeyes.Pope has played both linebacker and wide receiver at Dinwiddie High School in Virginia, but his future will likely be at inside linebacker, where he's the eighth-best recruit in the country, per Scout. Pope also ranks as the No. 127 player overall.According to MaxPreps, Pope caught 33 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
After 12 races in nine of the world's greatest cities, the checkered flag has come down on the third season of Formula E. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
By Bamidele Boluwaji: Ahead of the 2017 Afrobasket for women in Bamako, Mali later this month, Assistant Coach of Nigeria's national women's basketball team, D'Tigress, Peter Ahmedu has toldCompletesportsnigeria.comthat the Abuja camp is in constant touch with their foreign based counterparts in Florida, United States of America. Ahmedu also reveals that the same training scheduled ... Read MoreThe post Ahmedu: Home-Based, USA-Based DTigress Players In Top Shape Ahead 2017 AfroBas 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The Catalan coach has already spent big this summer, but admits that he is hoping for further additions before the window slams shut 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Ambode, Tinubu Rate 3rd Lagos Intl Badminton Classics High 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The World Boxing Association (WBA) has ordered world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, to defend his title against Cuba's Luis Ortiz, the organisation said on Friday. The 27-year-old Briton, who alsoThe post Anthony Joshua to defend WBA title against unbeaten Ortiz appeared first on TheCable. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The Gunners owner faced fierce criticism in the wake of controversial content being made available in the UK, but has now asked for it to be removed 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
AS Monaco star Thomas Lemar is reportedly still eager to join Arsenal during the summer transfer window, while the Gunners are said to have failed with an approach for Bayern Munich youngster Kingsley Coman.According to L'Equipe (h/t Metro Sport), Arsenal have already had three separate bids for Lemar turned down, but the midfielder still wants to move to north London and the Gunners are still hopeful of landing him.Per the report, Monaco are currently negotiating with former Lyon star Rach 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
South African Caster Semenya racked up a season's best as she safely negotiated the first round of the women's 1500m in her audacious bid for a world championships middle-distance double on Friday.The post Athletics: Semenya safely off on double quest appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Barcelona have accepted the payment of Neymars 222 million release clause from Paris Saint-Germain. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona as the Catalans seek an improvement in their fortunes 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona as the Catalans seek an improvement in their fortunes 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
A glorious sporting career is coming to an end. Usain Bolt, an eight-time Olympic champion, the fastest man in history, will retire after the IAAF World Championships in London, which run from August 4- 13. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Okagbare set to conquer By Joe Apu The world of attention has shifted to the tracks as the London 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Wide receiver Bruce Ellington was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets on Friday, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.Ellington spent the first three seasons of his career with the San Francisco 49ers after being selected in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft. He primarily played special teams with 50 kickoff returns and 42 punt returns in 2014-15. He was waived on Thursday.A hamstring injury suffered during the preseason last year caused Ellington to miss the entire 2016 campaign. The 49ers waive 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Neymar insists his record-breaking $261 million move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain "isn't about the money," but the subject won't go away. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has laughed off suggestions Eden Hazard could leave the club this summer and said his star will remain at Stamford Bridge. Meanwhile, the Blues chief suggested Nemanja Matic's sale to Manchester United was not his decision.Prior to Sunday's FA Community Shield clash against Arsenal, Conte was asked for his take on gossip circulating that Hazard could leave Stamford Bridge this summer.While laughing, he replied, per theDaily Star's Luke Gardener:We are 

Sat, 05 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, 05 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, 05 Aug 2017
Community Shield: For Chelsea, Arsenal, Its More than a Charity Friendly 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Chris van Heerden, the former sparring partner of Conor McGregor, said he would be willing to return and spar with the UFC star ahead of his bout against Floyd Mayweather this monthfor a price.Van Heerden spoke with TMZ Sports on Friday and said he sympathized with former McGregor sparring partnerPaulie Malignaggi but would return for a sparring match if paid."If he pays me, I'll go beat him up. The first time I helped him out of a good heart...I didn't ask him for anything. [I sp 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The Blues boss has responded to claims from his coaching counterpart that his big-money signing snubbed Spurs due to the striking competition 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The Blues boss has responded to claims from his coaching counterpart that his big-money signing snubbed Spurs due to the striking competition 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
By Johnny Edward: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is delighted to have Nigerian star Victor Moses feature inSunday'sCommunity Shield clash against Arsenal but sad the 26-year-old will miss the opening English Premier League game against Burnley at Stamford Bridge onAugust 12, Completesportsigeria.com reports. Moses was sent off in the FA Cup final in May for a ... Read MoreThe post Conte Opens Up On Moses, Morata, Matic, Hazard, Community Shield appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The Gunners star clashed with the fiery Spain international during the 2017 FA Cup final, with the pair involved in a number of heated exchanges 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo told a judge he wants to return to England during Monday's hearing in his tax fraud case.ASreported the news Friday, based off transcripts EFE published on Monday.Per SER (h/tAS), the Portugal international has been accused of dodging taxes to the tune of14.7 million. He answered a series of questions, during which he made the comments:"In England, I never had these problems, that's why I want to go back there."I always paid my taxes, always 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The Brazilian was expected to head for the Etihad Stadium this summer but is now part of an ever-growing Brazilian contingent in the French capital 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The Brazilian was expected to head for the Etihad Stadium this summer but is now part of an ever-growing Brazilian contingent in the French capital 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins endorsed Tom Savage to be the team's starting quarterback over rookie Deshaun Watson when asked Friday.According to ESPN.com's Dan Graziano, Hopkins made mention of the fact that he has played with many different quarterbacks during his young NFL career thus far:"If anybody should be a judge of quarterbacks, I've played with the most quarterbacks in NFL history throughout my first four years. So I put the stamp on Savage, and I thi 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The Borussia Dortmund winger continues to be heavily linked with a move to Camp Nou, and the France international is ruling nothing out at this stage 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Former Scotland and Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish will also form part of a 13-person group pieced together to rule on acts of simulation 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Former MLB commissioner Fay Vincent said he believes legalized sports gambling is an inevitability that will fundamentally alter sports as we know it."I know that [gambling] is precisely why these prices are going up," Vincent told ESPN's David Purdum of the prices of sports franchises. "I've been really astonished and can't believe, with the amount of money that's going to flow to sports if gambling is permitted, that it's not a subject of interest. And n 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Despite the NFL implementing more relaxed policies on celebrations, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's leap into aSalvation Army kettlewould still draw a flag this season.Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com reported the NFL would view Elliott as using the kettle as a prop, much in the same way goal-post dunking is still outlawed. In May, the league voted to allow players to use the ball as a prop in post-touchdown celebrations.Players can also now celebrate in a group and go to the ground 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah defends his 10,000m World Championships title with a stunning run at London Stadium. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The end is coming. A marvel of this sporting age is one championship away from retirement, 30 seconds or so from consigning himself to history. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Worcestershire keep alive their hopes of reaching the T20 Blast quarter-finals with a thrilling win against Birmingham Bears. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Stung by Neymar's decision to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world record 222 million euros ($263.5 million), Barcelona need to act fast to find a replacement with less than four weeks to go until the transfer window closes.The post Five Barcelona targets who could replace Neymar appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
FMCG Games End in Style 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
From Street Footballer to Record-breaker 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The Brazilian midfielder has departed the Etihad Stadium after spending three years in the Premier League and sealed a move to Turkey 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The Brazilian midfielder has departed the Etihad Stadium after spending three years in the Premier League and sealed a move to Turkey 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
In their first match since the sale of Neymar, Barcelona star Paco Alcacer produced a moment of magic to salvage a draw against Gimnastic. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Former Technical Director in the Nigeria Football Federation, Tunde Disu, has said Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr must do everything to lure goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama back into the team, even if the erstwhile skipper demands for the captaincy band. Enyeama quit the national team amid rift with former handler of the team Sunday Oliseh and Rohr, since he took over the Eagles, has made several overtures to the goalkeeper to rescind his decision. Some pundits have argued that Enyema's retru 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Home- based Super Eagles, on Friday in Kano whipped Junior Kano Pillars 3-1 in a friendly match.The post Home-based Eagles beat Junior Pillars 3-1' in friendly' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
MLS will use video assistant referees in all matches starting Saturday, with former Premier League referee Howard Webb steering the ship 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina Former Nigeria coach, Adegboye Onigbinde, has said Kelechi Iheanacho's move from Manchester City to Leicester City will boost the player's confidence while helping him to grow into a better player. Iheanacho joined Leicester on Thursday for a reported 25m with an option for City to buy him back for 50m. The 20-year-old, who [] 
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