SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [8 AUGUST JULY, 2017].


Tue, 08 Aug 2017
2017/2018 Bundesliga: Fans, Subscribers Party with StarTimes 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The 2019 PGA Championship will reportedly take place in May instead of August.On Monday, Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press (h/t Star Tribune) reported the event will be held in May for the first time in 70 years. The 2019 tournament will be at Bethpage Black in New York.Ferguson noted two officials spoke about the move to May on condition of anonymity because there hasn't yet been an official announcement."The move from August to May has been in the works for the last four years, a 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Defensive lineman Keondre Coburn provided a boost to the Texas Longhorns' 2018recruiting class Monday by making a commitment to the team:Coburn is listed as a 4-star prospect and the No. 75 overall recruit in the 2018 class in the Scoutplayer rankings. He also checks in as the sixth-best defensive tackle and the best player at the position coming out of the football-rich state of Texas.The Westfield High School star has all the tools to become a dominant force in the middle at the collegiat 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Roman Abramovich, the Russian oligarch and owner of Chelsea has separated from his wife of 10 years Dasha Zhukova, Telegraph.co.uk reports. The couple, who have two children, said the split was amicable. In a joint statement, they said, 'After 10 years together, the two of us have made the difficult decision to separate, but we [] 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The World Cup winner also spoke of what he lacked to have been a top player in the present day game 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
By Joe Apu The Nigeria national women's basketball team, D' Tigress camp in Lagos is bubbling with 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Th e arrival of Kelechi Iheanacho at Leicester City has lead to increase in speculation linking fellow Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa with a move away to Hull City on loan. Musa was sparingly used by Coach Craig Shakespeare who took over from Claudio Ranierilast season, and the arrival of Iheanacho means the manager now has ...The post Ahmed Musas loan move to Hull City gathers pace appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said more players will be leaving the club before the end of the transfer window after admitting his squad is too big.12345678910111213 Latest NewsImeh takes back pound of flesh from BabalolaMoses puts Shield loss behind, ready for big seasonImenger lauds Lobi fans behaviour after 'home disaster'Omotayo unfazed by presence of top players at ITTF OpenAttack on referees not from Wikki supporters PaschalKwara Poly pledges support for JAMB football compe 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Former international and member of Wikki Tourists management committee, Patrick Paschal has said fans who unleashed mayhem on referees who officiated the week 33 fixture between the Bauchi elephants and Enugu Rangers were not supporters of the club. 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Barcelona, awash with cash following the world-record sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, have been linked with Philippe Coutinho for weeks and now they believe they have his signature in the bag, according to the Sun, UK. It says Barca are confident of landing the Liverpool playmaker in a 90 million deal this week and []The post Barca Have Coutinho Deal In The Bag appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Barcelona beat Chapecoense, the Brazilian club who lost 19 players and staff in a plane crash last November, 5-0 at the Nou Camp. 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Barcelona eased to a 5-0victory over Brazilian sideChapecoense in the 2017Joan Gamper Trophy at the Camp Nou on Monday, their final pre-season match ahead of Sunday's Super Cup clash with Real Madrid.Gerard Deulofeu put the hosts ahead after just six minutes, and further goals from Sergio Busquets and Lionel Messi in the first half hour saw Barca reach half-time with a 3-0 lead.Luis Suarez and substitute Denis Suarez then netted after the break, and it could have been six had Paco Alcacer n 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Offensive lineman Branden Albert is reportedly no longer retired.On Monday, Adam Caplan of ESPN cited a source who said Albert told the Jacksonville Jaguars he will report to the team. Caplan noted Albert previously announced his retirement but has a base salary of $8.875 million waiting for him in the 2017 campaign.Mike Garafolo of NFL Network provided additional details:The Jaguars acquired Albert for their 2018 seventh-round pick in a trade with the Miami Dolphins this offseason.Jacksonville 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad, says Cameroon still needs to convince CAF of its ability to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Speaking on a trip to Burkina Faso, the CAF President gave his clearest indication yet that Cameroon could be stripped of hosting rights for the newly extended event. The []The post Cameroon needs to convince CAF on hosting AFCONAhmad appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has thanked fans and colleagues for their incredible support since he was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July. The support youve shown me has been incredible, said Ikeme in a video message played at Molineux before Saturdays 1-0 win over Middlesbrough. Its really helped me get through these first few weeks []The post Carl Ikeme Grateful For Support After Leukaemia Diagnosis appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The England international is hoping to help the Red Devils lift the trophy for the first time since 1991 and says it would be a terrific achievement 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Russian billionaire and Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich and his partner, gallerist Dasha Zhukova, have separated, a spokesman for Abramovich confirmed to AFP. 'After 10 years together, the two of us have made the difficult decision to separate but we remain, close friends, parents, and partners in the projects we developed together,' the two [] 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Chuck Liddell is already trash talking Chael Sonnen ahead of the rumored fight between the mixed martial arts stars.Liddell told TMZ Sports he was never interested in fighting Sonnen but that he'd have an easy time taking Sonnen down if given the opportunity.Liddell's comments come after Sonnen told FloCombat's Duane Finley his next opponent in Bellator was likely going to be the former UFC light heavyweight champion."The way it works is eventually I'll get a call or a t 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
While free agent Colin Kaepernick is still looking for a job in the NFL, Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said "there's no question about it" when discussing the quarterback's dedication to playing football."[Colin Kaepernick] is committed to football," Schneider said on NFL Network Monday, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.Schneider isn't the first general manager to comment on Kaepernick's desire to play football this offseason.During an intervi 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
With a space in the Catalans' forward three up for grabs since the sale of Neymar, the ex-England man has no doubts the attacker will want a switch 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo is fit to feature in Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup clash against Manchester United but was enigmatic when pushed on whether his star would play.Ronaldo only officially returned to team training from an extended summer vacation on Saturday, but Zidane suggested the four-time Ballon d'Or winner has lost none of his potency over the holidays, per ESPN FC's Rob Dawson:"He's relaxed and what impresses me the most 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
UFC president Dana White assured fans he isn't "going anywhere" amid speculation he may be leaving the company."I'm not going anywhere, brother," White said Monday, per Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times. "Not only am I not going anywhere, I'm actually making moves in the office and doing [stuff] and changing things for the way I really want it.""I'm burrowing myself in like atick," he continued.Pugmire noted the comments came after 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin applauded Kyrie Irving's "courage" to ask for a trade from the organization Monday."Most guys don't have the courage to do what he did," Griffin said on ESPN'sThe Jump.Irving, 25, has been the talk of the NBA since formally requesting a trade from Cleveland last month. The Cavaliers have made no tangible progress on a move, but there has been a near-constant stream of rumors and speculation in the weeks s 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The veteran full-back has given his friend fair warning to expect a physical opening to the Premier League season when they meet on Sunday 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Dallas Mavericks rookie Dennis Smith Jr. is reportedly close to a "lucrative endorsement deal with Under Armour."Jeff Goodman of ESPN reported the news Monday, citing a source.Dallas selected Smith out of North Carolina State with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2017 draft.While the 19-year-old Smith has not stepped foot on the court for a regular-season game at the NBA level, he impressed in his one collegiate season with the Wolfpack. He averaged 18.1 points, 6.2 assists and 4.6 reboun 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Conor McGregor received "a few slaps" in a street fight against a drug dealer while growing up in Dublin, the aggressor has revealed.Speaking toESPN The Magazine's Wright Thompson ahead of The Notorious' August 26 boxing match against Floyd Mayweather, former dealer Johno Frazer said McGregor refused to join his line of work and opted for the safer route of plumbing.He also relayed a story about one violent encounter with the man who w 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said on Monday that running back Eddie Lacy made his weight requirement for the month, according to Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com. Lacy had to be under 250 pounds to earn a $55,000 contract incentive.According to Field Yates of ESPN.com, Lacy's contract with the Seahawks includes seven different monthly weigh-in incentives, worth $55,000 each:May: 255 poundsJune and August: 250 poundsSeptember through December: 245 poundsAccording toMark Inabinettof AL.c 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Ike Davis is no longer a power-hitting first baseman for the New York Mets. Rather, he is now a pitcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers' farm system and impressed in his Arizona League debut Sunday.According to Eric Chesterton of MLB.com, the 30-year-old struck out the side in the sixth inning of the AZL Dodgers' 13-5 win over the AZL Padres.Chesterton noted Davis does have some history on the mound. He served as a relief pitcher for the Arizona State Sun Devils in college and threw two sco 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
American sprinter Justin Gatlin has accused the media of sensationalizing his rivalry with eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt. 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Kenya's Faith Kipyegon wins 1500m gold at the World Championships as Britain's Laura Muir is edged into fourth place. 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and star signing Alvaro Morata were the Chelsea fall guys as Arsenal won the Community Shield 4-1 on penalties at Wembley on Sunday. Goals from Chelseas Victor Moses and Arsenal new boy Sead Kolasinac sent the game to a shootout and with both Courtois and Morata limply squandering their spot-kicks, Arsenal won []The post Glorious Gunners stun Blues, lift Community Shield appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Gould scoops SuperSport accolade 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina The Handball Federation of Nigeria has appointed Michael Tangahaar as coach of the senior national men's team. Secretary-General of the federation, Haruna Maigidansanma, told our correspondent that Tangahaar would be assisted by Solomon Yola and Segun Tunji. The HFN chief said the coach had begun preparations for the 2018 African Handball Championship qualifiers. [] 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The England international has been taken aback by the physicality of the Bosman signing, hailing his bulky frame as one not easy to get around 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The Gunners great believes the club-record signing has the ability to succeed in the Premier League 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Enyioha Opara, Minna Niger Flickers are allegedly set to protest the inability of the Niger State Government to pay their allowances for participating in the National Hockey Super League at the National Stadium in Abuja last month. Flickers defeated Niger Police Machine 1-0 to win the competition. In appreciation of the team's efforts, Governor Sani [] 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
United States goalkeeper Hope Solo is reportedly looking to continue her soccer career.The Associated Press (h/t NBC Sports) reported the news Monday, noting the 36-year-old "had offers to play overseas."Despite an illustrious career, Solo was suspended six months and saw her contract with U.S. Soccer terminated after calling Sweden's national team "cowards" for their style of play, per the AP.The AP also noted Solo has been recovering from shoulder replacement surgery, 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The three-time World Cup veteran has joined the MLS side after a stint in Scotland 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Although it was said he fell out with a number of key players in the Spanish capital, the Portuguese is of the opinion he set them up for greatness 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The new Nigerian Rugby Football Federation president Kelechukwu Mbagwu has promised to leave a legacy with his eight-point agenda to develop rugby in the country. The CMB Managing Director was elected the NRFF boss during the national sports federation elections in Abuja on June 13. 'We want to change the governance and administration of the [] 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Jamaica finally claimed their first gold medal of the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London on Monday asOmar McLeod triumphed in the men's 110-metre hurdles in a time of13.04 seconds.The 2016 Olympic champion beat Russian defending world championSergey Shubenkov, racing as a neutral, into the silver medal position as Balazs Bajiclaimed bronze, while world-record holderAries Merritt could only finish fifth.Meanwhile, in a hugely competitiveand quality-laden women's 1500 metr 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Nigerias Yinka Ajayi, Patience Okon-George and Margaret Bamgbose have qualified for todays womens 400m semi-finals at the ongoing International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in Heat 2 of the race, Shaunae Miller-Uibo of Bahrain placed first with a time of 50:97secs at the []The post IAAF World Ch/ships: 3 Nigerians qualify for womens 400m appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria New 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
By Dare Esan: Glory Onome Nathaniel on Monday evening at the Olympic Stadium in London made it a dream IAAF World Championships debut as she ran a new personal best of 55.30 seconds to qualify for the semi-finals of the women's 400m hurdles. The Nigerian, drawn in lane 3 of the fifth and final heat ... Read MoreThe post IAAF Worlds: Nigerias Nathaniel Reaches 400m Hurdles Semis, Oke Crashes Out appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
By Dare Esan: The Nigerian quartermile trio of Patience Okon George, Yinka Ajayi and Margaret Bamgbose Monday night at the Olympic stadium in London failed to advance to the final of the women's 400m while quartermile barrier runner, Glory Onome Nathaniel, must run inside 55 seconds to make a historic 400m hurdles final after the ... Read MoreThe post IAAF Worlds: Nigerian 400m Trio Crash Out, Nathaniel Gets Tough Semis Draw appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Fast rising tennis youngster Joseph Imeh got the revenge he promised by beating Abdulmumuni Babalola 6-3, 6-3 in the first singles of the NCC Tennis League opener in Abuja over the weekend. 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Lobi Stars General Manager and former international, Barnabas Imenger has lauded the behaviour exhibited by the teeming fans of the club after their darling team was defeated 4-2 by visiting Abia Warriors on Sunday. 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Alexander Okere, Benin Ine Stars on Sunday won the 2017 Edo State League, after defeating Royal Force 1-0 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin. A 25-minute goal gave the champions the lead when their first shot on target was converted. Although Royal Force dominated the match in the second half, they failed to level [] 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Colin Kaepernick may remain unsigned, but former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel believes Kaepernick is still good enough to play in the NFL and will find his way onto a roster at some point."Even if he's not gonna start, he's good enough to be on a roster for sure," Manziel toldClay Travisof Outkick the Coverage during the International Football Betting Conference in Costa Rica, per TMZ Sports."I think once all the other stuff quiets down a little bit, he'll be okay 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
With his days as an active player in the NFL potentially over, former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel remains hopeful he can return to the game in a coaching capacity."I'd do something involved with sports. I can't get away from it," Manziel said at theInternational Football Betting Conference, per ESPN.com. "I've had to ask myself that a little bit as of late over the past year, but at the same time I'd want to be involved in sports in some way, wh 
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