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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [30 OCTOBER, 2017].



Mon, 30 Oct 2017
The 2017 Kwara Open Golf Championship has been scheduled to tee off at the Ilorin Golf Club in Ilorin on November 7 . The tournament, which is expected to attract over 300 players, holes out on November 12. The events confirmation followed the assurance given by Kwara State Governor Abdufattah Ahmed to the golfing community [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
There are indications that winners of the men and women 10 km race, to be introduced in the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, will smile home with brand new cars, courtesy of the race's Official Automobile Partner, GAC Motor. This has made thousands of runners double their preparations for the 10km race of the next edition of the Marathon slated for February 10, 2018. Sonia Audu has done a couple of marathons and half marathons but she has started training for speed because she wants to 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
The former Chelsea defender suffered defeat against his former club but is determined to kick on and prove himself with Eddie Howe's side 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
The former Chelsea defender suffered defeat against his former club but is determined to kick on and prove himself with Eddie Howe's side 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has commended boxing superstar, Anthony Joshua, for successfully defending his IBF heavyweight title on Saturday. British-born Joshua, whose father comes from Sagamu in Ogun State, defeated Carlos Takam in the 10th round of their bout at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. The governor, in a statement by [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Anthony Joshua has extended his knockout streak to 20 after stopping Carlos Takam in the tenth round in Cardiff at the Principality Stadium. He has now surpassed Mike Tysons best ever streak which was 19 and is just one behin Frank Brunos 21. The win also means Joshua will retain his IBF and WBA heavyweight []The post Anthony Joshua Beats Carlos Takam To Retain World Heavyweight Titles appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Nigerian born Anthony Joshua last night knocked out Carlos Takam in the 10th round of a powerfully contested bout which happens to be his fourth world title defence. The fight took place at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday. The rugged Cameroon-born contender compared to a 'block of cement', was bleeding from cuts above both eyes as Joshua unloaded in the 10th round. Takam only stepped in just with 12 days' notice, to challenge the IBF and WBA 'super' heavy 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Anthony Joshua has set his sights on facingDeontay Wilder, Joseph Parker and Tyson Fury in the UK next 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
After the first six games of his NBA career, Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons has amassed more than 100 points (105), 50 rebounds (57) and 40 assists (45). By doing so, Simmons became just the second player to begin his NBA career in such fashion, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN.com).With his all-around production, Simmons has joined elite company while taking the league by storm. Apart from Simmons, Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson is the only other player to have opened his NBA career wit 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Britain's Anthony Joshua retained his IBF and WBA world heavyweight titles when he stopped bloodied challenger Carlos Takam in the 10th round in Cardiff on Saturday. Unbeaten champion Joshua opened up a dreadful cut above 36-year-old Takam's right eye in the fourth round and although the durable France-based Cameroonian battled on the fight was halted [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
There were calls for Werder Bremen coach Alexander Nouri to be sacked after Sunday's 3-0 home drubbing against Augsburg left them winless in their first ten Bundesliga games.The post Bremen boss under pressure after Augsburg thumping appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Caroline Wozniaki exorcised a couple of demons in Singapore on Sunday to win the WTA Finals, the biggest title of her career. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
England's world number 15 Paul Casey will rejoin the European Tour in a bid to return to Europe's Ryder Cup team. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan could potentially miss time after a shoulder injury knocked him out of Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Gillette Stadium.According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, he was wearing a sling after the game and is scheduled for an MRI Monday morning.Doug Moore of Pats Pulpit summed up the past few weeks for Hogan:Following a few relatively uneventful seasons with the Buffalo Bills, Hogan burst onto the scene in 2016 as one of Tom Brady's 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Dallas Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley suffered a concussion in Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins, according to David Helman of the Cowboys' official website.Before exiting, Beasley had caught two passes for eight yards on three targets.Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams are Dallas' top two wideouts, but Beasley is an excellent option for quarterback Dak Prescott in the slot. He's gotten off to a slow start this season, with no more than four receptions and 33 receivi 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
The Blues boss congratulated the Three Lions Under-17 team after their World Cup win and has insisted he will give opportunities to his young talents 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
The Blues boss congratulated the Three Lions Under-17 team after their World Cup win and has insisted he will give opportunities to his young talents 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Anthony Joshua''s technical knockout of Carlos Takam was booed by the 78,000-strong crowd after ref Phil Edwards stopped the fight in the tenth. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
No one knows whether Ezekiel Elliott will be available the next time the Dallas Cowboys take the field. If he isn't, the Dallas Cowboys will have massive shoes to fill.Elliott rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns, and the Dallas defense held Washington's offense in check on its way to a 33-19 victory Sunday.After being limited to three touchdowns in his first five games, Elliott has scored five times in his last two contests. He's also gone over 100 yards in each of his last th 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers will have Derrick Rose back in the lineup for Sunday's game against the New York Knicks, according to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com.Rose has missed four games with an ankle injury, and the Cavaliers are just 1-3 with the veteran unavailable. Two of those losses came by more than 20 points.The 29-year-old is averaging 13.0 points and 1.5 assists in two games this season.Point guard depth is a major issue for Cleveland, especially with the newly acquired Isaiah Thomas ou 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Monimichelle, a sports facility construction outfit, Ebi Egbe, has declared 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Dikko Deserves FIFA Job, Says Egbe 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Chief Executive Officer of Monimichelle, a sports facility construction outfit, Ebi Egbe, has backed the appointment of Shehu Dikko as a member of FIFAs Football Stakeholders Committee. Egbe stated that Dikko, who is the chairman of the League Management Company, deserved the appointment because of his contribution to football development in Nigeria. I m happy [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
The forward is enjoying a rich vein of form for Midtjylland, so should a Super Eagles call-up be imminent 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
The NBA fined Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal $50,000 and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green $25,000 for their roles in an altercation during the Warriors' 120-117 win on Friday, Sports Illustrated's Ben Golliver reported Sunday.Wizards forward Markieff Morris and guard Carrick Felix also received one-game suspensions for leaving their bench during the scuffle.The incident occurred inside the final minute of the second quarter. Beal and Green were fighting for position 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
After Bob McNair made enemies with his comments in an owners meeting, his attempt at reconciliation didn't go as planned.When speaking about player protests earlier this month, the Houston Texans owner reportedly said, "We can't have the inmates running the prison," per ESPN The Magazine's Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr.He attempted to apologize to the players directly, but offensive tackle Duane Brown said the meeting "didn't go well," per Aaron Wil 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
By David Meshioye:Former Super Eagles coach Augustine Eguavoen has enjoined Gernot Rohr and his team to be ready to face any opponent at the Russia 2018 World Cup rather than wish for easy opponents from the draw, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. The draw for the World Cup will be held in Moscow on 1 December. In an [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Michael van Gerwen successfully defended his title at the 2017 European Championship to claim the 100,000 in prize money guaranteed to the winner at the Ethias Arena in Hasselt, Belgium, on Sunday.Van Gerwen beat Rob Cross, who is playing his first season on the PDC Darts circuit, to make it four European Championship wins in a row, equalling the record held by Phil Taylor.Earlier, Van Gerwen made the final by beating Simon Whitlock and Kyle Anderson, while Cross saw off Michael Smith and Daryl 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
The 24-year-old England international was missed by his club during their weekend defeat, but Unsworth is hopeful he will make a swift recovery 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
The 24-year-old England international was missed by his club during their weekend defeat, but Unsworth is hopeful he will make a swift recovery 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Look over here, AJ! You have got a huge fan at the Etihad Stadium after the successful defence of your two heavyweight titles in Cardiff on Saturday 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Look over here, AJ! You have got a huge fan at the Etihad Stadium after the successful defence of your two heavyweight titles in Cardiff on Saturday 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Manchester City notched their eighth successive Premier League win to maintain their five-point cushion at the top of the table as Manchester United stayed in touch with a hard-fought win against Tottenham Hotspur.The post Five things we learned in the Premier League appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
The side's muted response to their incredible victory over the La Liga champions is a sign of their maturity, according to boss Pablo Machin 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
The side's muted response to their incredible victory over the La Liga champions is a sign of their maturity, according to boss Pablo Machin 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Girona came from behind to record a 2-1 win over Spanish champions Real Madrid in Sunday afternoons historic La Liga clash in Catalonia. In the wake of the Catalan government declaring independence, it had been claimed that the match could be postponed, but the Takam went ahead as planned. Isco sent Real Madrid, are now eight points behind league leaders Barcelona, ahead in the 12th minute, but second-half goals from Cristhian Stuani and Portu saw Girona beat Los Blancos in their first ever La L 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Real Madrid put every foot wrong on Sunday as the newly promoted Girona beat them 2-1 at theMontilivi Stadium. The reigning champions went ahead in the 12th minute through an Isco goal. Meanwhile, two second half strikes from Cristian Stuani and Cristian Portu in the 54th and 58th minutes respectively meant thatGirona win the first []The post Girona Beat Real Madrid 2-1 appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Salford City goalkeeper Max Crocombe was sent off for urinating during his team's 2-1 win at Bradford Park Avenue, the West Yorkshire club have said.The post Goalkeeper gets red card for urinating during league game appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Lewis Hamilton clinched a fourth world F1 championship despite finishing ninth in the Mexican Grand Prix following a first-lap collision which left him last. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Lewis Hamilton has won his fourth Formula One world championship to become the most successful British F1 driver ever. Hamiltons victory came despite a collision with rival Sebastian Vettel on the first lap of the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday night. Hamilton, 32, passed Sir Jackie Stewarts three world titles. On Sunday, Hamilton came back [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Lagos Eddie Hearn, Anthony Joshua's promoter, has planned to take the world heavyweight champions beyond Great Britain after the Nigerian-born British pugilist has had all his 20 professional fights in GB. Joshua retained his International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association heavyweight titles on Saturday after stopping Carlos Takam in the 10th round at the []The post Hearn Plans Three Fights For Anthony Joshua In 2018 appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
after TKO over Carlos Takam Anthony Joshua says the possibilities of 2018 are great after cementing a record-breaking year with a dogged win over Carlos Takam. The Nigerian-British WBA and IBF heavyweight champion built on his April win over Wladimir Klitschko by stopping Takam in the 10th round on Saturday at a captivated Principality Stadium in Cardiff.His promoter Eddie Hearn says a meeting with WBC champion Deontay Wilder has to happen, while coach Rob McCracken hopes a bout against 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Boxing fans in Ebonyi have hailed Nigerian-born Briton, Anthony Joshua, for boosting the countrys global image by retaining his heavy-weight title belts on Saturday night. They gave the commendation in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki on Sunday. NAN reports that Joshua successfully retained his World Boxing Association (WBA) and []The post Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua boosting Nigerias global image appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Anthony Joshua says the possibilities of 2018 are great after cementing a record-breaking year with a dogged win over Carlos Takam. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Lagos Carl Ikeme, the cancer-stricken Super Eagles and Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper, has assured that he was okay and getting speedily better in his treatment. It will be recalled that prior to the commencement of the ongoing football season in Europe, Ikeme, who was with his club and embarked on a routine medical check-up, was diagnosed []The post I'm Okay, Better ' Ikeme appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Former Super Eagles coach, Austin Eguavoen, has said he has no problem with the expected return of former captain of the national team, Vincent Enyeama, to the team. The ex-international said it was up to the coach of the team, Gernot Rohr, to invite anyone he believe would give him the needed result to the team. I dont have a problem with the return of Enyeama. It is up to the Coach (Gernot Rohr), he said. If his return is for the good of the team, why not' He is...The post Ive no problem 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Super Eagles' goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, has sent a special thank you message to his fans all around the world as he continued his recuperation from Leukemia. The Wolverhampton Wanderers goalie was in July diagnosed with acute leukemia and has since been receiving treatment in England. Ikeme posted on Twitter for the first time since September 17 to thank all his supporters across the world and also revealed he was getting better. 'Thanks everyone, been off Twitter for a bit getting on wi 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
NEYMAR and Lionel Messi appear to have been threatened by Islamic State after a sick picture has emerged on Twitter, The Sun reports. The horrifying photoshopped image shows a terrorist stood behind a crying Neymar on his knees with his hands tied behind his back beside an ISIS flag and Messi who appears to have [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has the support of team owner Jerry Jones as he approaches his next court date."Zeke has in no way, by any standard in this country, done anything wrong," Jones said Sunday, per Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. "He's done nothing wrong. The league has tried to say that he's done something that we disagree with. We all don't agree with that. I want him to get a fair shot and he deserves that."Elliott will hav 
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