SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [10 AUGUST JULY, 2017].



Thu, 10 Aug 2017
By James Agberebi: Nigerian striker Aaron Samuel scored his first league goal of the season for CSKA Moscow who beat Tosno 2-1 away in the Russian top flighton Wednesday. The game was Samuel's third league appearance for CSKA Moscow so far this season. Samuel and Alan Dzagoev were the scorers for CSKA Moscow while Anton ... Read MoreThe post Aaron Samuel Nets First League Goal In CSKA Win appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
South African Premier Soccer League side Ajax Cape Town have continued their recent recruitment drive with the signing of Nigerian winger Ejike Uzoenyi, the club confirmed on Wednesday, ESPN FC reports. The 29-year-old, who has also previously turned out for Mamelodi Sundowns and BidVest Wits in South Africa, has been handed a four-year contract and [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
By James Agberebi: Nigerian striker Junior Ajayi was on target for Al Ahly who thrashed Smouha 4-0 to advance into the final of the Egyptian Cup in Alexandria on Wednesday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Ajayi gave Al Ahly the lead in the 38th minute before Waleed Soliman made it 2-0 two minutes later. In the 55th minute, ... Read MoreThe post Ajayi On Target As Al Ahly Cruise Into Egyptian Cup Final appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Thu, 10 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 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Theo Walcott claims Arsenal 'like a good challenge' and intends to prove their doubters wrong by learning from past Premier League mistakes. The Gunners slipped out of the top four last season for the first time under Arsene Wenger, with the long-serving coach facing protests against his reign before FA Cup success salvaged something from..."The post Arsenal Will Breakthrough To Silence Critics Walcott appeared first on OsunDefender. 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Sebastian Coe, the president of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), has reiterated his desire to implement life bans on athletes caught doping. 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
The Real Madrid winger had major praise for the club's former boss after claiming a narrow win in the UEFA Super Cup 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Barcelona appear to be confident in their chances of landing Liverpool maestro Philippe Coutinho following reports the club have already scheduled his unveiling. Elsewhere, Barca forward Munir El Haddadi is said to fancy a move to AS Roma.Italian outlet Calciomercato.com cited Catalan newspaperEl Periodico, which reported the Blaugrana will announce Coutinho's signature on Friday and reveal their prospective recruit to the club's fans on the same day.Reports linking Coutinho with a mov 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Baroka boss wants cup success 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
The former Wales international said it is too difficult to turn down the La Liga giants, who want the Brazilian playmaker 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
says Nigeria ready for Squirrels Super Eagles assistant coach, Imama Amapakabo, has said Benin Republic will not pose a threat to the team's chances of qualifying for the next African Nations Championship. The two sides will lock International this weekend in the final round of qualifiers for the competition scheduled for Kenya next year. The former horn Rangers coach said there were no injury worries in Eagles' camp apart from Abia Warriors' striker, Sunday Adetunji who i 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
He was Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino's mentor, but why is Lille boss Marcelo Bielsa dubbed "the best coach in the world" 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
The Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly adjusted language in Brandon Graham's contract that will allow him to earn an extra $1.5 million over the next two seasons through incentives and escalators, according to ESPN.com's Field Yates.Graham, 29, signed a four-year, $26 million deal with $13 million guaranteed prior to the 2015 season. He's scheduled to earn base salaries of $6.5 million each of the next two years, with signing bonus payouts pushing his cap hit to $7.5 million.The 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Manchester United captain Michael Carrick is determined to add the UEFA Super Cup to a personal trophy haul that already includes almost everything there is to win in English and European club football. United take on Real Madrid in Skopje on Tuesday in a clash between the winners of Europes two club competitions a []The post Carrick hungry to lift Super Cup appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
By David Meshioye: Shooting Stars Sporting Club (3SC) of Ibadan coach Fatai Amoo has warned Nigeriastriker home-based Super Eagles not to expect an easy ride when they face Benin Republic in the first leg of their 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier in Cotonou on Sunday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Our players should expect a tough game ... Read MoreThe post CHAN: Amoo Warns Home Eagles Not To Underrate Benin appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Thu, 10 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 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
The U.S. international is on the move after falling down the depth chart at Mapfre Stadium 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Diego Costa will not be part of Chelseas season-opener against Burnley - just 81 days after he celebrated the Premier League title with his team-mates. 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
The Chicago Cubs announced catcher Willson Contreras left Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants with a right leg injury.Bob Nightengale of USA Today noted Contreras was helped off the field after the setback.Contreras was attempting to beat out a ground ball and started limping before reaching first base, grabbing his right hamstring in the process. According to Nightengale, Contreras will undergo an MRI Thursday.The setback comes at a particularly difficult time for the Cubs as 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
By Bamidele Boluwaji: Nigerias senior womens basketball team, DTigress, preparing for the 2017 Afrobasket for Women in Bamako, Mali got a shocking result on Wednesday evening as they were beaten 71-55 by Raptors Basketball Club in a test game played in Lagos ahead of the competition. The game which saw coach Sam Vincent mixing both ... Read MoreThe post DTigress Lose To Raptors In Afrobasket Test Game appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
The U.S. youth international is returning stateside after spending the 2016-17 campaign on loan to 2. Bundesliga side Bochum 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
The United States international has completed his move to join the MLS side from Liga MX in a record deal 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
The Dallas Stars publicly opposed the Texas "bathroom bill" Wednesday that would require transgender people in Texas to only use bathrooms in schools or government buildings based on their birth-certificate gender."The Dallas Stars stands strongly opposed to any legislation perceived as discriminatory, including proposed bathroom legislation,"team president Jim Lites said, per Lauren McGaughyof the Dallas Morning News. "Dallas welcomes all, and we welcome all."His s 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Danica Patrick spoke out about fellow Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch following an incident during Sunday's I Love New York 355 at Watkins Glen International in New York.On Wednesday, Michelle R. Martinelli of USA Today passed along Patrick's heated comments after spinning out during Stage 3 of the road course race."[Expletive] 18 absolutely [expletive] took me out!" she said in audio released by Fox Sports. "[Expletive], [expletive], [expletive]! Now 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Deshaun Watson shone in his first NFL preseason action Wednesday night and commanded the Houston Texans offense in efficient fashion after taking over for starter Tom Savage in a 27-17loss to the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Before he was lifted late in the fourth quarter, the No. 12 overall pick in April's draft completed 15of 25passes for 179yards. He also rushed three timesfor 24yards, including a 15-yard scoring scamper in the third quart 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Borussia Dortmund have told Barcelona to stump up 135m if they want to sign Ousmane Dembele, according to Sky in Germany. Dembele made his senior debut for Rennes in November 2015 and scored 12 goals in 27 appearances in an impressive first campaign with the Ligue 1 side, which also saw him named the Young []The post Dortmund tell Barcelona to pay 135million pounds for Dembele appeared first on The Spark. 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The possibility of aggrieved Nigerian goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, making 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
You hear all manner of things in Nigeria. 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
You hear all manner of things in Nigeria. 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
You hear all manner of things in Nigeria. 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Emirates and The Football Association announced yesterday a three year contract extension to their successful 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
There is massive financial ploughing into stadiums by Addis Ababa as the EFF prepares to host the 2020 CHAN and put in a bid for the 2025 AFCON 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
The ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open has lived up to expectations as the fans were treated to exciting matches in the preliminary round of the singles events. The 1,200 capacity venue was half filled as the players gave the spectators something to cheer from the start to the end of the day one. Apart from the scintillating performances from the participants, the return of the former Nigerian internationals ' Monday Merotohun and Kazeem Nosiru added glamour to the competitions. Even the foreigner 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
The story of a Filipino fighter's quest to become a mixed martial arts champion. 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen turned heads when he told Matt Hayes of Bleacher Report that Alabama would have a different football team if the SAT requirement scores were raised, and at least one former Crimson Tide player agrees.On Wednesday, former Alabama star Le'Ron McClain told TMZ Sports:"I don't think it's a shot at Alabama. It would be a lot of changes if they upped the SAT requirements. I know it would. It would be a lot of guys that probably wouldn't make it.&quo 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Former African football head Issa Hayatou has hit out at comments made by his successor, Ahmad, about Cameroons readiness to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Ahmad, who replaced Hayatou as Confederation of African Football (Caf) president in March, said on Saturday that Cameroon will have to work to convince Caf of its ability to host. Hayatou, a Cameroonian himself, says Ahmad should have made his comments after a Caf inspection visit later this month. The unpreparedness of Cameroon canno 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Thierry Henry believes Alexandre Lacazette will succeed at Arsenal, but manager Arsene Wenger will need a full squad to collectively achieve success. Lacazette joined Arsenal from Olympique Lyon for a club-record fee in the off-season, and considering his start in Sundays Community Shield victory over Chelsea, is set to be Wengers first choice up front. []The post Henry backs Lacazette to shine in Arsenal appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Kelechi Iheanacho is an excellent signing for Leicester City, former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry believes, Leicester Mercury reports. City have spent 25m on the 20-year-old Nigerian, who could make his Premier League debut against the Gunners on Friday. Iheanacho has the best goals to games ratio of any striker in the Premier League, although he [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has described Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho Leicester City as an excellent signing by the Foxes ahead of the commencement of the 2017/18 Premier League season. The Super Eagles star could make his competitive Leicester debut against Arsenal in their Premier League clash on Friday after his 25million move from Manchester ... Read MoreThe post Henry: Iheanacho Good Signing For Leicester, He Delivered At Man City appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
AUnited States district judge dismissed Houston Nutt's federal lawsuit against the University of Mississippi on Tuesday, according to theClarion-Ledger's Antonio Morales.In the court order, Judge Neal B. Biggers Jr.wrote "the plaintiff concedes that the defendants' argument is meritorious and asserts 'it is agreed that this court lacks subject matter jurisdiction,'" after Ole Miss and the MississippiInstitutions of Higher Learning petitioned the lawsuit claimin 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Emmanuel Amuneke has said he will not apply to handle either the country's U17s or U20s, the Flying Eagles, because his coaching career has gone beyond that.The post I've gone past coaching age-grade teams ' Amuneke appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Lijiao Gong, Karsten Warholm and Phyllis Francis took home the gold medals during Wednesday's 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships.The trio dealt best with the tricky weather conditions, as the track was slippery due to heavy rain.For a look at the full medal table, visit the event's official website. RecapThere were three gold medals on offer on Wednesday, but before the finals got underway in the evening, fans at the London Stadium got on their feet for a single runner.Botswana&#0 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
By Dare Esan: Class, they say, is permanent and that was exactly what Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor proved once again as she leapt into the final of the long jump event at the on-going IAAF World Championships in London. The silver medallist in the event from the 14th edition of the championships in Moscow, Russia four years ... Read MoreThe post IAAF Worlds: Okagbare Leaps Into Long Jump Final As Brume Crashes appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria. 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Manchester United have started talks over a new deal to bring back striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to Sky in Italy. 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
LaVar Ball will have to put his money where his mouth is this week when he battles Ice Cube in a shooting contest.After back-and-forth videos earlier in the offseason, Ice Cube challenged Ball to come to the BIG3 League competition at the Staples Center this weekend:"You bring your sons, bring your AAU team, y'all come on down to the Staples Center to the BIG3 this Sunday," the BIG3 founder said, via Ananth Pandian of Uproxx. "Me and you can hit the court and do that four-poi 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Nigeria and Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme has thanked the clubs fans and teammates for supporting him after he was diagnosed with leukemia last month. The 31-year-old Super Eagles net minder sent a message to the club as he is currently undergoing chemotherapy. The support youve shown me has been incredible, said Ikeme in a []The post Ikeme hails fans support after leukemia diagnosis appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Over 60 African para-powerlifting officials have been scheduled to take part in a seminar/workshop organised by the International Paralympic Committee at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Ikeja, Lagos, from August 10 to 12. Twenty out of the 60 the participants for the event, organised by the IPC in conjunction with the Nigeria Para-Powerlifting Federation, [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Hosts Ireland win a pulsating Women's World Cup opener against a brave Australia side after a titanic Pool C struggle in Dublin. 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi suffered a foot injury Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox during his first start since coming off the disabled list.Sean McAdam of BostonSportsJournal.com noted Odorizzi's X-rays were negative and deemed the setback a right foot contusion. It "looked a lot worse at the time," McAdam wrote, while noting the pitcher is considered day-to-day.According to Rob Bradford of WEEI, Boston's Eduardo Nunez hit Odorizzi with a line drive in the fift 
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