SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [11 OCTOBER, 2017].





Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Iceland are not new to breaking records. They also know what it tastes like to have the odds against them. They have done it again and picked a spot in Russia Iceland beat Kosovo 2-0 to qualify for their first ever World Cup. A Nordic island nation in Europe, Iceland is now the first country []The post 2018 WCQ: Iceland Makes History appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Sergio Aguero gave Manchester City a welcome boost on Tuesday as the Argentina striker returned to training following his recent car crash.The post Aguero back in training after car crash appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Lagos Ex-international, Jonathan Akpoborie, has joined the clarion calls for early preparations for the Super Eagles ahead the 2018 FIFA World Cup billed for Russia. Commending the team for achieving the feat with a match at hand, the former Super Eagles player called on officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to start plans []The post Akpoborie Joins Call For Early Plan for Russia 2018 appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
While the world's top talents prepare for next year's extravaganza in Russia, spare a though for those who will be watching from afar... 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Algeria coach Lucas Alcaraz well be relieved of his duties by the country's football federation even before their final World Cup qualifier against Nigeria next month. The Spaniard was set to be allowed to see out Algeria's failed qualification campaign, but the weekends defeat to Cameroon the Fennec Foxes' fourth in succession in Group B has prompted the FAF to take a more drastic action, according to Le Buteur. Alcaraz's fate as Algeria's coach was sealed last month 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The striker's incomparable talents came to the rescue in Quito as a 3-1 victory meant Argentina sealed their place in Russia 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from international football after the Netherlands failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Eurosport UK relayed the news:The winger scored twice in his final appearance for the Oranje as they beat Sweden 2-0, but his side needed a 7-0 victory in order to overcome their opponents' superior goal difference and secure a play-off spot:Per theMirror'sAlex Richards, the 33-year-old said: "I want to focus on my club [career] now. It's a 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The ongoing 17th edition of the Governors Cup Lagos Tennis Championships has recorded more casualties with more Nigerian players crashing out in the mens singles event yesterday at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
After an unbelievable series of results, Los Catrachos will take on the Socceroos over two legs for a position in Russia next year 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
A rock is thrown at Australia's team bus, smashing a window, after their T20 international win against India. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Belgium defeated Cyprus in their final match of FIFA World Cup qualifying, as the UEFA Group H winners prevailed 4-0on Tuesday.Eden Hazard opened the scoring with a curling effort after 12 minutes, but the visitors kept the score to a single goal in the first half as Belgium pushed forward.Thorgan Hazard doubled the lead shortly after half-time, tapping home from close range for his first international goal.Eden Hazard doubled his haul from the penalty spot to cap a fine night for the Belgians, 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Supporters of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team didn't respond well to the side's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.Bosnia and Herzegovina defeated Estonia 2-1 on Tuesday night but still finished third in Group H, one spot outside of advancing to the second-round playoff.According to Reuters, play in Tuesday's match had to be suspended in the 14th minute after Bosnia and Herzegovina fans threw flares onto the pitch. Squawka News shared photos of the scene inTallinn, 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
A Gabriel Jesus brace and Paulinho goal saw Brazil to a deserved 3-0 win over Chile, who will miss the 2018 World Cup. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Chile went from comfortably qualifying for the 2018 World Cup to missing out on the tournament altogether in the space of 90 minutes following their 3-0 defeat to Brazil on Tuesday night at Allianz Parque in Sao Paulo, Brazil.Paulinho and Gabriel Jesus each scored in the second half to power Brazil to the win. The five-time world champions finish qualification as the top country in CONMEBOL.Entering the final round of qualifying in the South American region, Brazil were the only country who had 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Cristiano Ronaldos Portugal and France earned places at the 2018 World Cup following wins over Switzerland and Belarus respectively on Tuesday. A Johan Djourou own goal and an Andre Silva strike secured a 2-0 win for Portugal in Lisbon, while Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud scored as France downed Belarus 2-1 in Paris. AFP 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The Emergency Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), which is about the most powerful panel in African football, will hold a meeting in Lagos on Saturday, 14th October 2017. CAF top guns confirmed tothenff.comthat the meeting, which will hold in Ikoyi, would deliberate on recent happenings in the African game, as well as []The post CAF Emergency Committee To Meet In Lagos appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The Emergency Committee of the Confederation of African Football which is about the most powerful panel in African football, will hold a meeting in Lagos on Saturday, October 14, 2017. CAF top guns confirmed to thenff.com that the meeting, which will hold in Ikoyi, would deliberate on recent happenings in the African game, as well as discuss on CAF competitions coming up next year, including the African Nations Championship, which hosting right has been withdrawn from Kenya. The CAF Emergency Co 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The Confederation of African Football has named Super Eagles stars Victor Moses and Shehu Abdullahi in its Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying XI. Nigeria defeated Zambia 1-0 in Uyo on Saturday to qualify for their sixth World Cup, with Chelsea wing-back Moses and Cyprus-based defender Abdullahi proving themselves in the encounter. This will be Moses [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Auburn assistant basketball coach Chuck Person, USC's Tony Bland and Arizona's Emanuel Richardson appeared in court Tuesday, where they were formally read their federal corruption charges and released on $100,000 bond.According to Paul Myerberg ofUSA Today,two additional menMerl Code and Rashan Michelappeared for their hearings and were also released on bond. Code is a former Clemson player with Adidas ties, while Michel is a former NBA referee.Oklahoma State's Lamont Evans, the f 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick thanked rapper Eminem for taking a stand against President Donald Trump and shouting out the former San Francisco 49er during Tuesday's BET Hip Hop Awards.Kaepernick expressed his gratitude via his Twitter page and shared some of the rapper's freestyle verse (warning: NSFW language):Alysha Tsuji of USA Today shared some of Eminem's lyrics that included the Kaepernick mention:"This is for Colin (Kaepernick), ball up a fistAnd keep that ( 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Conor McGregor is reportedly in contract talks with the WWE to make a one-time appearance atWrestleMania 34 on April 8 in New Orleans, according to Adam Higgins of TheSun.A source told Higgins:"Conor is a huge wrestling fan. His entire persona on stage he has developed from watching performers like Ric Flair and The Rock.These are the top dogs at self-promotion and trash talk. He watched these guys when he was younger.This is something he's always wanted to do.The WWE guys have asked h 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
When the Cleveland Indians jog out of the dugout Wednesday at Progressive Field for Game 5 of their American League Division Series, they won't simply be facing the New York Yankees. They'll be staring down historyboth recent and far-reaching.First, there's last season's October collapse, when the Indians blew a 3-1 World Series lead against the Chicago Cubs and lost the Fall Classic in seven gut-wrenching games.Then there's the fact that, dating back to Game 7 of the 19 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar There are strong indications that the Cross River State Government is considering abandoning the hosting of the 19th National Sports Festival. According to sources, the state government, which is currently facing different financial challenges, no longer considers hosting the festival to be a top priority. The festival, which was originally scheduled to [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that Game 4 of the National League Division Series between the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals has been postponed until Wednesday due to inclement weather, according to theWashington Post's Jorge Castillo. The game, which was initially scheduled to get underway from Wrigley Field at 5:38 p.m. ET Tuesday, will now begin at 4:08 p.m.ET Wednesday. The Cubs hold a 2-1 series lead.Pushing Game 4 back a day gave the Nationals a chance to start Stephen 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Before Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers to join forces with LeBron James, Rose confirmed he tried to lure Wade, James and Chris Bosh to the Windy City to play with the Chicago Bullsin 2010."Oh yeah, yeah, I tried.People always said that I didn't recruit," Rose said Tuesday, per ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin. "I tried to recruit. I put out the video, but it wasn't for me to say that. I felt like it was for the organization to say that.&quo 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Mikel, Ighalo out of Algeria tie From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Netherlands captain Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from international football after his side missed out on qualification for the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday night. Despite a double from Robben, the second a 20-yard stunner, handing the Netherlands a 2-0 win over Sweden, the result still fell some way short of the seven goal margin of victory they needed to leapfrog the Swedes into a playoff place. #ArjenBedankt, voor alles wat je voor het Nederlands elftal hebt betekend:... 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Across section of players of the Super Eagles including coach Gernot Rohr have revealed the teams they will love to face at the World Cup in Russia next year.The post Eagles reveal teams they will love to face in Russia appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The Super Eagles will hold a training camp in Morocco ahead of their final World Cup 2018 qualifier against Algeria in Algiers.The post Eagles to camp in Morocco appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
A former vice-chairman of the then Nigeria Football Association, NFA, Ambassador Chive Kaave has said the qualification of the Super Eagles for the 2018 World Cup will help galvanize the much desired national unity and cohesion. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
A three-goal haul from captain Lionel Messi led Argentina to the World Cup following Tuesday's win in Ecuador. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
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Wed, 11 Oct 2017
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Wed, 11 Oct 2017
.launch football academy As part of his commitment towards youths development, a young philanthropist, Alhaji Tajudeeen Adefisoye over the weekend donated cash price and sporting materials to the winner and runner-up of the 6-aside football competition sponsored by him in Ondo State. The event which has about 12 teams competing for the cup over a []The post Entrepreneur Donate Cash, Sporting Materials to Youths in Ondo appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Out-of-favour Nigeria international Dickson Etuhu is being investigated by the Swedish authorities over allegations that he attempted to influence the outcome of a match in Sweden.The post Etuhu under investigation over alleged match-fixing appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The family of former Media Manager for the U-23 team and Head Sports Delta State Broadcasting Service, Mr. Timi Ebikagboro Mambrah, on Monday confirmed that the ace journalist died on Friday September 29, 2017. In a press release signed by Mr. Ebipade Amambrah, the family stated that the death of the broadcaster was a great loss to Nigerian sports. The release read: 'With a heavy and painful hearts, we the families of Ebikagboro Mambrah of Lagos Quarters of Ogbein-ama, Bomadi Local Governme 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The President of FIBA Africa Zone 3, Col Sam Ahmedu (Rtd), has debunked the claims by the management of Kano Pillars and Gombe Bulls Basketball Clubs that suggested that he is trying stop them from representing Nigeria in the FIBA Africa Zone 3 Club Championship taking place in Lagos from 19th 29th October, 2017. In a rejoinder dated 10th October, 2017 that is also attached, Colonel Ahmedu stated that, I wish to categorically express my displeasure on this propaganda and unwarranted as the aspe 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The President of FIBA Africa Zone 3, Col Sam Ahmedu (Rtd), has debunked the claims by the management 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
France secured automatic qualification to the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday after they beat Belarus 2-1 at the Stade de France in Paris.First-half goals from Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud ensured top spot in Group A, while Anton Saroka clawed one back for Belarus.The French lacked the same urgency in the second half, with the Netherlands' 2-0 victory over Sweden rendering their result largely inconsequential.France applied pressure on the visitors from the outset, but it was not unt 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
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Wed, 11 Oct 2017
ABUJA'The Federal Government 2017 budget is being partly financed with money recovered from treasury looters, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.The post France, Portugal join Russia World Cup train appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
By George Aluo There is a positive outlook for sports in the horizon as government leaders and private 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Slovenia player, Tadeja Majeric, who won the Governors Cup Lagos Tennis Championship in 2013 and 2016 editions was sent out of the first leg (Futures 4) of the competition this year in the first round matches played at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club , Onikan on Tuesday. Majeric, number 7th seed in the womens category, who was ranked number 367 in the world, was defeated by French Estelle Cascino, an unseeded player from Marseille in straight set of 6-3,6-2. Majeric was coming into the match with an 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
A Romell Quioto goal saw Honduras stun Mexico to secure a spot in a World Cup play-off against Australia. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Honduras pulled off a stunner Tuesday night in CONCACAF Qualifying and scored a 3-2 win over Mexico at Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula to clinch the No. 4 seed in the Hexagonal table and book a spot in November's intercontinental playoff against Australia.Romell Quioto bagged the game-winner for Honduras in the 60th minute and ensured Los Catrachos would finish with 13 points. That proved to be enough, as the United States fell to Trinidad and Tobago 2-1 and slid all the wa 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa on Tuesday said Nigerias qualification for Russia 2018 was a fulfillment of what has always been the biggest ambition of his football career. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Russia brace yourself -- the "Viking thunder clap" is heading your way. Iceland become smallest nation in history to qualify for a World Cup. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Russia brace yourself -- the "Viking thunder clap" is heading your way. Iceland become smallest nation in history to qualify for a World Cup. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Adelani Adepegba,Abuja Super Eagles and Changchun Yatai striker, Odion Ighalo, and Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia defender Godfrey Oboabona have offered scholarships to eight young girls. The footballers offered the scholarships under the FAME Foundation Africas #1girl1pen awareness campaign for the girl-child education in Africa, a statement on Tuesday by founder of the foundation, Aderonke [] 
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