SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [9 AUGUST, 2017].



Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Nigeria star, Aruna Quadri has predicted that the Nigerian contingent to the 2017 ITTF Challenge in Lagos will win the tournament which has players from 22 countries participating.The post 2017 ITTF Challenge: It's Nigeria's time to win ' Quadri appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The final major tournament on the PGA Tour will take place this week at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, with Rory McIlroy going for his third victory in the event.McIlroy is a +700 favorite (bet $100 to win $700) on the PGA Championship odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark, while reigning British Open champion Jordan Spieth is right behind him at +800.Spieth saw his two-tournament winning streak come to an end last week when he finished 13th at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. The 24-year 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Twenty nine home-based players of the Super Eagles on Tuesday resumed training in Kano for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers against the Squirrels of Benin Republic. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
TheTexas Longhornslanded a big, athletic playmakerTuesday, as tight end Malcolm Epps committed to play for the school in 2018.Epps told Jason Suchomel of Rivals about his decision to join the Longhorns. "It's just home," he said. "It's just one of those schools when you grow up in Texas and get to go to Texas. Vince Young is probably one of my favorite college quarterbacks. Pretty much, Texas was a decision for my entire family."According to Scout.com, Epps is 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Jahvon Quinerly will be the next face of Arizona's backcourt after the class of 2018 floor general committed to the Wildcatsover Villanova on Tuesday. The 5-star point guard made his decision official on ESPNU's broadcast of Stephen Curry's Under Armour SC30 Select Showcase atKezar Pavilion in San Francisco.Quinerly developed into one of the nation's most heralded prospects at Hudson Catholic Regional High School in Jersey City, New Jersey, and his standing among his peers re 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Women's Rugby World Cup, which starts on Wednesday in Dublin, will be a "record-breaking" tournament, says World Rugby's Bill Beaumont. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Technical Adviser of Abia Warriors, Abdul Biffo has warned his players against complacency as he said they should not be carried away by their recent exploits against Lobi Stars. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Cameroon's football federation expressed their 'consternation' on Monday in response to criticism from African Confederation president Ahmad Ahmad over their prospects of hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Ahmad had said on Saturday that the country's infrastructure 'wasn't ready' to host the 2019 CAN and even suggested he may open a bidding process to [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Los Angeles Angels announcedon Tuesday that third baseman Yunel Escobaris expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a mild Grade 1 oblique strain.The team placed him on the 10-day disabled list.Escobar, 34, is hitting .274 with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 89 games this season.It's a tough break for an Angels team suddenly dealing with injuries, with KoleCalhoun currently day-to-day as he recovers from ahamstring strain.And as the Angels try to sneak back into the wild-card raceat the time of pu 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Alvaro Morata missed a penalty on his Chelsea debut as Arsenal won an uncharacteristically feisty Community Shield in a shootout at Wembley. 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 system. Premier League [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The veteran defender joins the expansion side after spending his entire career with DCU and the Houston Dynamo 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale says he is not moved by transfer talk linking him with a move to Manchester United this summer but he is rather focused on trying to get fully fit for the start of the new season. Bale who starred for the Los Blancos in Tuesday nights UEFA Super Cup win ... Read MoreThe post Bale Dismisses Man United Link, Revels In Madrids Super Cup Win appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Barca Close to Coutinho Signing 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Jonathan Biabiany has left Inter to join Sparta Prague on season-long loan with an option to buy. The winger, who re-joined Inter for a third spell at San Siro as a free agent two years ago, completed his move to the Czech Republic on Monday. Biabiany made 20 Serie A appearances in his first season []The post Biabiany swaps Inter for Sparta Prague appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Ohio State Buckeyes made the College Football Playoff last season without winning the Big Ten championship. Instead, the Penn State Nittany Lions used an upset of the Buckeyes and a big rally against Wisconsin to win their first conference title since 2008. And in doing so they cashed in at longshot odds.So how is the betting on the 2017 Big Ten championship shaping up'Ohio State once again leads the odds to win the Big Ten at a price of -120 (wager $120 to win $100). The Buckeyes retur 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Barcelona will have to do a lot more if they want to bring Ousmane Dembele to Camp Nout this season. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
E-l Kanemi Warriors coach, Ladan Bosso is optimistic about his sides chances of securing a continental ticket despite falling to a 1-0 defeat against Niger Tornadoes. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Real Madrid has beaten Manchester United to win the 2017 UEFA Super Cup.The post Breaking: Real Madrid beat Man United 2-1 to win UEFA Super Cup appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Premier League newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion have signed Netherlands midfielder Davy Propper from PSV for a club-record fee. Brighton and PSV did not disclose the value of the transfer but Propper is reported to have moved to the Amex Stadium for 6million. The 25-year-old joined PSV from Vitesse Arnhem in 2015 and went on []The post Brighton break transfer record for PSVs Propper appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Brockie targets 20-goal haul 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
An investigation from the Cleveland Police Department determined Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman will not face charges in an alleged assault.On Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network shared a statement from the prosecutor's office stating two other men were charged with felonious assault, but a lack of evidence suggested Coleman didn't participate."The testing results, conducted by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office, indicate that there is no DNA eviden 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Mexico international is headed to the North American league from Real Sociedad with the expansion side his destination 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia will head back to New York for tests on his knee after tweaking it during Tuesday's abbreviated start against the Toronto Blue Jays, according to YES Network's Meredith Marakovits.TheNew York Daily News' Mike Mazzeo added it's unclear if Sabathia will be placed on the 10-day disabled list.Sabathia previously spent threeweeks on the shelf after he was diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring strain June 13. He returned to the mound July 4 and has 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Portland Trail Blazers reportedly agreed to a deal with free agent guard CJ Wilcox on Tuesday.ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news, citing league sources. Wojnarowski noted it was a two-way deal with the Trail Blazers.The Washington product appeared in 22 games last season as a member of the Orlando Magic. Wilcox averaged a mere 1.0 points per game in 2016-17 for Orlandoshooting 25.8 percent from the field in the processand spent some time in the then-named NBA Development League 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Classy Madrid Beats Man Utd to Win Super Cup 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Manchester United are outclassed as Spanish and European champions Real Madrid retain the Uefa Super Cup with victory in a sweltering Skopje. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Philippe Coutinho is said to be undertaking a 'training protest' at Liverpool as he tries to force his 100million move to Barcelona, according to Yahoo Sports. The Brazil international, 25, has told Kop boss Jurgen Klopp he wishes to leave Anfield this summer to be Neymar's replacement. And now, Coutinho is reportedly acting lazily in []The post Coutinho In 'Training Protest' At Liverpool appeared first on Independent Newspapers. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
By Bamidele Boluwaji: Nigeria Basketball Federation's Technical Committee has concluded plans to organise a friendly match for the senior national women's basketball team, D'Tigress against Raptors Basketball Club of Lagos ahead of the 2017 Afrobasket for women holding in Bamako, Mali from 16th of August,Completesportsnigeria.comreports. American Coach Sam Vincent who led the US based squad ... Read MoreThe post DTigress To Play Raptors BC In Test Match Ahead 2017 Womens Afrobaske 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Denver Nuggets finished the 2016-17 season with a 40-42 record and missed the playoffs, while the Golden State Warriors won their second title in two years. However, forward Darrell Arthur envisions a different situation in 2017-18."We can be a contender for sure, right up there with Golden State," he said Tuesday, per Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com.The Warriors are one of the best teams in league history and are coming off three straight trips to the Finals with a core that still 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Former Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy has filed an injury grievance against the team that released him, according to Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com.Levy suffered a torn meniscus at the beginning of the 2016 season, and the organization cleared him physically in March even though three other doctors said his knee wasn't healthy.The linebacker said the Lions released him the day after clearing him and that hestill isn't healthy. Rothstein noted he was forced to undergo a second sur 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The way in which Isaac Makwala was barred from taking part in the 400m final of the World Athletics Championships is disturbing, his team says. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Athletes staying at one of the team hotels for the IAAF World Championships in London have been affected by an outbreak of gastroenteritis, officials have confirmed. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia Chief Coach, Abdullahi Usman Biffo has charged his players not 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Ex-International, Edema Fuludu, has called on Francebased former national team number one goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, to forget the idea of making a return to the Super Eagles. The vice chairman of Delta State FA described Enyeama as one of the best goalkeepers the country has ever produced. According to him, 'Enyeama has done so well for this country. He is one of the best in recent times, but my advice for him is to forget about coming back to the national team. He should not allow anybo 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The home-based Super Eagles will travel by road to Cotonou on Friday ahead of the 2018 African Nations Championship playoffs first leg qualifier against Benin Republic. Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye, in a Completesports report said that the team will travel from their training camp in Kano to Lagos by air then proceed to [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Seattle Mariners didn't exactly break the bank Tuesday when they acquired right-handed pitcher Ernesto Frieri.According to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com), the Texas Rangers sold him to their American League West rivals for $1. Texas previously signed him as a minor league free agent on June 15, but he struggled with a 5.14 ERA in six relief appearances for the Rangers.As a result, he was assigned outright to Triple-A Round Rock on July 7.Frieri has also pitched for the San Diego Pa 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Remita Corporate Championship Cup, popularly known as RC3, will commence on Saturday August 12, and feature winners and runnersup of various sector-based competitions across Nigeria's corporate clime covering banking, telecoms, insurance, and FMCG. The knock-out based tournament will hold at the Sports Pavilion of Yaba College of Technology for a period of three weeks with Leadway Assurance taking on FrieslandCampina in the opening match of the competition. Nestle will take on 9Mobile i 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Manchester United missed out on an opportunity to lift the Super Cup for the second time in the club's history, suffering a 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Skopje. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Floyd Mayweather Jr. usually talks about himself, but he spent Tuesday building up his upcoming opponent.In an interview with Stephen A. Smith of ESPN, the boxer explained why Conor McGregor has some advantages for the Aug. 26 bout."He's a lot younger. When you look at myself and Conor McGregor on paper, he's taller, has a longer reach, he's a bigger man from top to bottom. He's a lot younger, so youth is on his side," Mayweather said, per ESPN.com. "And I&#039 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Three people suspected to have been involved in the attack of match officials during and after the MatchDay 33 fixture of the Nigeria Professional Football League between Wikki Tourist and Rangers at the ATBS Bauchi, were on Tuesday remanded in prison custody by Justice L Yakubu of the Upper Sharia Court No 1. The suspects, Mohammed Isa, Hamisu Mohammed and Yola Ishaya alias Chara pleaded not guilty after they were arraigned before the Judge and asked for bail. Counsel for the three accused, Bar 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Former Stanley Cup champion and current NBC Sports analyst EddieOlczyk is recovering from surgery after he was diagnosed with colon cancer."I have been diagnosed with a form of colon cancer and am currently undergoing treatment for the disease," Olczyk said in a statement released by the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday. "I have been working with outstanding health care professionals and expect to be back in the broadcast booth after I complete my treatment."Blackhawks team phys 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Real Madrid ended the 2016/17 season with the UEFA Champions League title and have now started the 2017/18 season with the UEFA Super Cup title.The post How Real Madrid outclassed Manchester United to win UEFA Super Cup appeared first on Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Top Website for News, Gossip, Comedy, Videos, Blogs, Events, Weddings, Nollywood, Celebs, Scoop and Games. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Wayde van Niekerkclaimed the men's gold in the 400 metres at the2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London, on Tuesday, clocking 43.98.There was also success forPierre-Ambroise Bosse in the men's 800-metre final, as the Frenchman destroyed the field in the closing moments.Kenya's dominance of the men's 3000 metres steeplechase continued, with Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto sprinting to the gold medal on the final lap.Visit the official IAAF website for a breakdown 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
By Dare Esan: Nigerian duo of Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor and Ese Brume will attempt to make history Wednesday evening when they file out for the womens long jump event of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the Olympic Stadium in London, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. The two will be seeking to become the first Nigerian women pair to ... Read MoreThe post IAAF Worlds: Okagbare, Brume Set For Long Jump Battle; Nathaniel Disqualified appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The playmaker, who was man of the match in Tuesday's clash, says a new deal with the Merengue is close to being finalised 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Arsenals Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi has expressed his joy after his sides victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday. The Gunners came from a goal down (scored by the Blues Victor Moses) to level the game at 1-1, before triumphing 4-1 on post-match penalties. Iwobi played 67 minutes for Arsene Wengers []The post Iwobi lauds Arsenal Community Shield triumph appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Jahlil Okafor said Tuesday he "couldn't be happier" to be a member of the Philadelphia 76ers and reinforced that he's committed to the team despite the uncertainty swirling around his future."I hear trade rumors and stuff like that, realizing that having a new scenario, I think it might be better than what it is now," he said, per GateHouse Media's Tom Moore (h/t NBC Sports' Kurt Helin). "When it comes to the NBA, this is all I know is wearing a Sixer 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Umpire Joe West has reportedly been suspended three games for saying Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is the biggest complainer in Major League Baseball during an interview.On Tuesday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reported the suspension news and noted the World Umpires Association "strongly opposes" the penalty.West's comments about Beltre came in a June interview with Bob Nightengale of USA Today."It's got to be Adrian Beltre," West said when he 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Atlanta Braves shortstop Johan Camargo was forced out of Tuesday's matchup against the Philadelphia Phillies before the first pitch after injuring his leg while walking on the field at the start of the game.Fox Sports South tweeted out the video of Camargo's injury:The Braves announced Camargo suffered a "hyper-extended right knee" and would be undergoing an MRI.Camargo was in the Braves' starting lineup for the game, starting at shortstop and hitting seventh. He was rep 
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