SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [7 AUGUST, 2017].



Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Arsene Wenger pleaded with Arsenal fans to stay united after his side made a statement of intent with 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Justin Gatlin was booed by a large portion of the London Stadium crowd when he received his gold medal 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
When the ITTF Nigeria Open was test run in 2013 as Lagos Classics, Cecilia Akpan claimed the women's singles title but ever since she can only boast of silver medal in the women's doubles event in 2015.The post 2017 ITTF Nigeria Open: Akpan ready to halt foreigners' dominance appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Super Eagles striker, Brown Ideye, said the loan signing of Frank Acheampong from Belgian side Anderlecht would not be a threat to his continuous stay at Chinese side, Tianjin Teda. The forward said he would see out his contract with the club, amid rumour that he is on his way out of the team. We have five foreigners in the team, so its anybody who is fit to play in a position that plays,' he said. If they are playing him (Acheampong) now before me I am going to work...The post Acheampongs 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor has failed to qualify for the 100m final at the world athletics championship holding in London, UK Okagbare-Ighoteguonor has now failed to make the final event for theThe post Again, Okagbare fails to qualify for 100m final of world athletics championship appeared first on TheCable. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad, said Cameroon still needs to convince the 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The Los Angeles Angels announced Sunday right-handerMatt Shoemaker could be out 12 to 14 weeks after he undergoes surgery to repair the radial nerve in his right forearm.Shoemaker hasn't pitched since the Angels' 7-5 win over the New York Yankees on June 14. He went three innings, allowing four earned runs on six hits before making way forParker Bridwell.The expected timetable for Shoemaker's return means the 30-year-old right-hander will almost certainly miss the remainder of the 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Olivier Girouds penalty kick ensured Arsenal take home the Community Shield in a nervous penalty shoot-out on Sunday. Both Alvaro Morata and Thibaut Courtois missed their spot kicks before the Frenchman stepped up and smashed past Chelseas Belgian keeper. The clash was a tight affair for the most part, and the two sides went into []The post Arsenal Beat Chelsea 4-1 On Penalties To Lift Community Shield appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Alexis Sanchez is set to remain at Arsenaland is prepared to see out the final year of his current deal with the Gunners.John Crossof theMirror reported the Chile superstar is "dropping hints to his team mates and friends" after manager Arsene Wenger insisted the attacker will stay in north London.Per Cross, Wenger has taken a firm stance on the future of the player and has consistently said he will not sell despite interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.Sanchez can walk 

Mon, 07 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 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Alvaro Morata missed a penalty on his Chelsea debut as Arsenal won an uncharacteristically feisty Community Shield in a shootout at Wembley, BBC Sport reports. Record signing Morata ' a late substitute dragged a poor effort wide moments after goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois had blazed over in a first use of a new penalty shootout [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
American Tori Bowie won the women's 100 metres world title on Sunday making up for her silver in last year's Olympics.The post Athletics: Bowie wins womens 100m world title, Thompson flops appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The striker wants a return to Atletico Madrid but the manager does not sound hopeful of pushing through a deal for the Chelsea star 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The four-time Olympic gold medallist dies after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Spanish journalistGuillem Balague has said Liverpool have rejected an80 million offer from Barcelona forPhilippe Coutinho, but the Camp Nou giants are confident they will sign the attacker.Balague said on Twitter the player has agreed to move to Catalonia, but Liverpool remain determined to keep their star:According toAlex Harrisof theDaily Star, Coutinho is Barca's main priority as they attempt to replace Neymar. The Camp Nou giants could bid up to 120 million for the Anfield hero.Spanish 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Chris Stroud prevailed in a three-man playoff at the 2017 Barracuda Championship at Montreux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nevada, for his first career PGA Tour event victory.He beat Richy Werenskiand Greg Owen in Sunday's playoff after they all finished with 44 points in the Stableford scoring system, which rewards players with the highest point total. The tournament's official website explained a double eagle is worth eight points, an eagle is five, a birdie is two, a par is zero, 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Bauchi MA have won the Bauchi Polo 2017s biggest prize, the Governors Cup which annually threw up new winners. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The seventh week of BIG3 play brought three-on-three action to Kentucky's Rupp Arena, as the teams jockeyed for position in the penultimate week of the regular season.Trilogy and 3 Headed Monsters already locked themselves into the playoffs, and Power came into Sunday with an opportunity to join them. Ghost Ballers could also strengthen their playoff resume with a win over Tri-State, which entered tied for the worst record in the league.Here is a look at how things played out in Lexington. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Usain Bolt saw Justin Gatlin destroy what was meant to be a fairytale finish in his final 100 metres race before declaring he had already proven he was one of the greatest. It was a nightmare end to Bolt's legendary career over the distance at the World Championships, with two-time drug cheat Gatlin (9.92 seconds) beating his nemesis on the grand stage at the last attempt. A shocking start cost Bolt (9.95s) even second place at the London Stadium, with Christian Coleman (9.94s) completing a 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Thomas Christiansen enjoyed a winning debut as Leeds United boss after surviving Bolton's second-half comeback. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
American Tori Bowie won the women's 100m world title on Sunday making up for her silver in last year's Olympics while Rio 2016 Olympic Games gold medallist Elaine Thompson struggled home in fifth place, AFP reports. The 26-year-old made up metres on long time leader Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast to edge her [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Scott Brash won the "Battle of Britain" as he held off fellow 2012 Olympic gold medalist Ben Maher to clinch the London leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour for the world's top show jumpers. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Nico Gaitan, Fernando Torres and Lucas Hernandez were on target as Atletico Madrid beat Premier League newboys Brighton and Hove Albion 3-2. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Justin Gatlin may have sensationally regained the world 100m title denying superstar Usain Bolt a golden farewell but like the crowd in the London Stadium the British media slammed the fact the former drugs cheat had gatecrashed the party, AFP reports. The 35-year-old American ' the Olympic 100m champion in 2004 and world champion in [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Great Britain's Jonny Brownlee finishes fourth as Javier Gomez wins the Montreal event of the World Triathlon Series. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The Brazilian club will pay tribute to the 71 people killed in last year's tragic plane crash in a pre-season friendly against Barcelona on Monday 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Frank Lampard has questioned Chelsea's transfer dealings after the Premier League champions were beaten by Arsenal in the FA Community Shield on Sunday.Speaking on BT Sport (h/tBen Groundsof the MailOnline), Lampard was critical of Nemanja Matic's sale to Manchester United, and said the "whispers" from Stamford Bridge are "negative" at present.Lampard said:"If we're talking about quality, I still think Chelsea have that quality, but when Conte was at Juven 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The Miami Dolphins reportedly discussed signing Colin Kaepernick and Tim Tebow before ultimately deciding to add quarterback Jay Cutler on Sunday.According to Armando Salguero of theMiami Herald, Kaepernick and Tebow were among the signal-callers Miami considered signing "before discarding for multiple reasons." However, Craig Mish of SiriusXM reported Kaepernick was "never seriously considered," and free agent Christian Ponder would have been the next option.Ian Rapoport of 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
A second successive triumph over the Blues at Wembley will give the side a big boost going into 2017-18, according to their young star 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Premier League champions Chelsea face FA Cup winners Arsenal in the Community Shield- the seasons traditional curtain raiser at Wembley later today. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Community Shield: Giroud Seals Shootout Victory for Arsenal 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Thibaut Courtois impressed from the spot in training before his dreadful penalty at Wembley sent Chelsea towards Community Shield defeat. Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte insisted goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was one of his squad's best penalty takers in practice before his shoot-out horror show at Wembley in the Community Shield. Belgium international Courtois had the ... Read MoreThe post Conte Defends Courtois Over Penalty Miss appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says Alvaro Morata still needs to improve after the Spaniard missed a penalty in the shoot-out against Arsenal in the Community Shield. Morata started the match on the bench for Chelsea with Michy Batshuayi picked to lead the line but he was brought on in the second half by Conte to a rapturous ovation by the supporters. But in the new ABBA style shootout, the former Real Madrid strikers shot hit the post and went wide giving Arsenal the chance to win through Oxlade- C 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The keeper impressed from the spot in training before his dreadful penalty at Wembley sent Chelsea toward Community Shield defeat 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Newly recruited Super Eagles goalkeeper trainer Enrico Pionetti was ill and couldnt make it to yesterdays training session and friendly match at SAS in Kano.1234567891011 Latest NewsIheanacho injured in Leicester debutCommunity Shield: Chelsea, Arsenal lock horns in seasons curtain raiserNeymars French league debut delayedBauchi Polo 2017: Bauchi MA, Kaduna, Jos, Kano share top laurelsRonaldo puts Premier League clubs on red alertMbappes transfer to Real Madrid is possible MonacoPlateau United 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Two wins out of two visits to the Wembley Stadium has given Arsenal momentum to go on and win bigger titles, Egptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny said after Sunday's Community Shield win over Chelsea, FourFourTwo magazine has reported. The Gunners won the first silverware of the season by beating city rivals on penalties at Wembley ... Read MoreThe post Elneny: Arsenal Now Have Momentum To Win More Titles appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Seven-time Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Enyimba, on Sunday handed MFM a blow in their title push after forcing the Lagos-based side to a goalless draw in one of the Match Day 33 games decided on Sunday. Plateau United on the other hands secured a priceless one point in Kano as they were forced to a 1-1 draw by the home team, Pillars. The Sai Masu Gida came from a goal down to secure the one point allowing Plateau United to maintain their three points lead at the top. Abia...Th 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
By James Agberebi: Nigerian striker, Imoh Ezekiel, made his official debut for Konyaspor in their 2-1 win against league champions Besiktas in the 2017 Turkish Super Cup on Sunday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Ezekiel, who joined Konyaspor from Qatari club Al-Arabi in the current transfer window, was brought on for Omer Ali Sahiner in the 82nd minute. ... Read MoreThe post Ezekiel Debuts As Konyaspor Edge Besiktas To Claim First Ever Turkish Super Cup appeared first on Complete Sports Nige 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
CHAN Super Eagles skipper Ikechukwu Ezenwa was rested yesterday as his team overcame Kano Pillars feeders 3-1 at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano in one of their test matches to prepare the team for the 2018 CHAN qualifier against Benin Republic. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The Atlanta Falcons announced Sunday the NFL suspended cornerback Jalen Collins for 10 games after he violated the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy.Collins received a four-game suspension for a similar violation last April."We are extremely disappointed that for the second straight season we are dealing with a suspension for Jalen," Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement. "Such are the consequences when certain choices are made. Our decisions 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
It can be hard for fantasy football owners to align priorities well in August as the preseason gets underway.After a few months away from the fake-football realm, owners have to turn around and re-up on the details, ranging from player rankings to past performances, projections and beyond while also trying to accommodate for all the rookies and players who changed teams over the course of a few months.Not only that, owners have to figure out other fine details of the fantasy football experience 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
It is possible we just saw one of the smartest moves of the season in the Dolphins' decision to sign Jay Cutler to a one-year deal.Dolphins coach Adam Gasewho, when he was the Bears offensive coordinator, guided Cutler to his best season as a professional in 2015could replicate that in Miami. One league source told B/R on Sunday that one of the things Gase worked on was Cutler's demeanor. He told Cutler that image mattered, and that season, and basically only that season,Cutler's 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Arsenal warmed up for the new Premier League season by winning the Community Shield on Sunday with a 4-1 penalty shoot-out victory over Chelsea after a 1-1 draw. Here AFP Sport looks at five things learnt from the Wembley clashThe post Five things we learnt from the Community Shield appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The Philadelphia Phillies announced former catcher Darren Daulton died Sunday at the age of 55:The Phillies issued a statement and noted Daulton battled brain cancer for four years before he died.Daulton played 1,109 of his 1,161 career games from 1983 through 1997 for Philadelphia. He was a member of the 1993 World Series squad and the Phillies Wall of Fame. He also played for the then Florida Marlins during the 1997 campaign. "Darren was a true leader of men,"Phillies chairman emerit 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
It was a busy day of friendlies as clubs moved toward the conclusion of their pre-season preparations 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Gatlin Booed again at Medal Presentation 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Festus Abu Nigeria were dealt a huge blow at the 2017 World Athletics Championships after their best hope for a metal disk at the athletics showpiece Blessing Okagbare crashed out in the semifinal of the women's 100m in London on Sunday. The 28-year-old Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games double sprint champion, who competed in the third [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has pleaded that new buy Alvaro Morata be given more time to settle down into his role as first-choice striker after the former Real Madrid man got thrown in at the rough end and he ended up missing his penalty kick as the Blues succumbed to a shootout loss to Arsenal ... Read MoreThe post Give Morata More Time To Settle Down, Conte Pleads for Spanish Striker appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Gold Coast 2018 has confirmed the pool stage line-up for the men's and women's basketball competitions 
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