SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [12 OCTOBER, 2017].



Thu, 12 Oct 2017
New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge added another record to his collection Wednesday night. This one, unfortunately, will be added to his collection of strikeout records.Judge's strikeout in the top of the seventh inning was his 16th of the Yankees' American League Division Series matchup with the Cleveland Indians, setting an all-time record for most whiffs in a single postseason series, per MLB.com's Jordan Bastian.Judge, 25, put together a rookie season that saw him thrust him 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
No fewer than 13 polo teams are jostling for two trophies as the 10th edition of the African Patrons Cup polo tournament gallops off at the Fifth Chukker Polo & Country club, Kaduna. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Adrian Peterson's bust of tenure as a New Orleans Saint has not wavered his confidence.The 2012 NFL MVP and newly acquired Arizona Cardinal discussed the move Wednesday and said he plans to play "four or five more years" in the league, per Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website. Peterson, 32, was traded to Arizona on Tuesday for a conditional draft pick. He'd amassed just 81 yards on 27 carries in four games with the Saints after signing a two-year contract 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
New Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson gave a special shoutout to Jesus Christ for helping him get traded to his new team.The Cardinals, who acquired Peterson from the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday, had their new running back meet with the media for the first time since the deal after practice today."It was something that I was praying about. Hey, God, I need you to answer this prayer for me," Peterson said, via TMZ Sports. "You listening to me'"After being i 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
insists World Cup door open to Enyeama Super Eagles' goalkeeper trainer Alloy Agu has given an insight into why it was difficult for the technical crew to reinstall Daniel Akpeyi in goal despite returning from injury and elected to stay put with Ikechukwu Ezenwa against Zambia. Akpeyi was expected to man the goal post in Eagles' back-to-back World Cup qualifying matches against Cameroon last month but injury forced him out of those games and Ezenwa was inevitably chosen to face the Ind 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The star's Barcelona contract expires in less than a year, but his Argentina team-mate cannot see him ending up at Manchester City 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, has heaped praises on Hull City Chelsea loanee, Ola Aina, for handling the pressure associated with debut making well against Zambia. The youngster made his debut for Nigeria after replacing Uwa Echiejile, in the second half of the 1-0 victory against the Chipolopolo of Zambia at the weekend. Rohr who had promised to ease the player gently into the team was forced to introduce him after Echiejile cooped an injury in the game. 'He was calm after coming in w 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith completed 29-of-37 passes for 324 yards and three touchdowns during Sunday's 42-34 victory over the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.In doing so, he joined just two other quarterbacks as the only three in NFL history "with at least 11 touchdown passes and zero interceptions through their team's first five games of a season," per NFL Communications. The other two QBs to achieve the feat are Steve Bartkowski (1983 Atlanta Falcons) and Roma 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The General Manager Lagos City Marathon, Yussuf Alli, is optimistic, that the race will become an IAAF Gold Labelled race before its fifth edition. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The Toronto FC forward took to social media to send an apology to U.S. national team fans 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Argentina, Portugal, Panama Qualify, USA, Chile Out 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Alexis Sanchez has informed Real Madrid he would consider a switch to play for them if he leaves Arsenal to return to Spain, according to reports.Spanish outletDiario Gol(h/tStuart Ballardof theDaily Express) reported the Chilean superstar would happily discuss a transfer to Los Blancos, with Manchester City and Barcelona ready to tempt the attacker. However, Zinedine Zidane is currently not interested in the talent and is against capturing Sanchez for the La Liga and UEFA Champions League holde 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal has insisted he is not retired from international football contrary to reports.Following Chile's defeat to Brazil on Tuesday and subsequent confirmation they will not take part in next summer's FIFA World Cup in Russia, a message from Vidal on social media was assumed to confirm his retirement from La Roja duty, per Sky Sports.But in another bulletin on Twitter, he was adamant he will continue to accept call-ups from the Copa America champions:"This i 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
By Amaechi Agbo Nigeria's Aruna Quadri on Sunday became the first African to win the ITTF Challenge Polish open. Quadri defeated Japan's Kaii Yoshida by 4-2 major points (11-7, 11-13 11-8, 6-11, 11-8, 14-12) in an electrifying final match. Omotayo Olajide who crashed out earlier in the competition supported fellow country man on the bench [] 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Get used to seeing Baron Corbin cockily carrying around theWWE United StatesChampionship. It's going to be in hisgrip for a long time as he comes into his own as a marquee star.Battles with AJ Styles, the steady supply of opportunity that comes with a U.S. title run on SmackDown and the confidence that comes with being a champ will add up to big-time success forThe Lone Wolf.Shaking off a poor showing at SummerSlam against John Cena and an ill-advised story surrounding his Money in the Bank 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Ben Stokes, who was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm in September, loses his sponsorship with sportswear brand New Balance. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
After confirming himself as the Commonwealth Africa lightweight title holder after defeating Israel 'Money Machine' Kammwamba of Malawi at the GOtv Boxing Night 12, Joseph 'Joe Boy' Oto is targetign the main Commonwealth title in December. Oto defeated Israel 'Money Machine' Kammwamba of Malawi to make history as the first ever winner of the title. 'My next target is to win the main Commonwealth title come December but I must admit that my lastfight against the 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
British Swimming apologises to Paralympic athletes over findings that a coach "created a climate of fear". 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will announce the new hosts of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Saturday. This was revealed during a meeting of the CHAN organising committee on Wednesday in Cairo, Egypt. Morocco, Equatorial Guinea and Ethiopia are the three countries in the running for the hosting rights of the 2018 [] 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The preliminary matches of the 2017 CBN Financial Institutions Football Competition will kick off on Saturday, organisers have said. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
England defender Calum Chambers has extended his stay at Arsenal, the club confirmed on Wednesday night. Calum Chambers has signed a two-year contract extension until 2021, Arsenal announced on their official website on Wednesday. The 22-year-old defender, who spent last season on loan with Middlesbrough, has made 60 appearances since joining us from Southampton in [] 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) will decide the new hosts of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Saturday.The post CHAN 2018 host: CAF to decide Saturday appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Corey Brewer is leaning into the raised expectations for the Los Angeles Lakers as they get ready for the 2017-18 NBA regular season.Per Serena Winters of Lakers Nation, Brewer said Wednesday the Lakers "should be a top-five offensive team and a top-10 defensive team" this season.Brewer was traded to the Lakers by the Houston Rockets at the trade deadline last February. He averaged 5.4 points and 2.2 rebounds in 24 games after the deal.The Lakers would have to take monumental leaps for 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
New York Cosmos chairman Rocco B. Commisso joined the chorus of voices calling for drastic changes at the United States Soccer Federation after the men's national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.In a statement on the Cosmos' official site, Commisso wrote that failure speaks to larger structural issues from within the USSF and that the federation requires a change at the top:"The blame must be placed squarely at the feet of U.S. Soccer's management, led 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
With the 66-year-old on his way out the door, U.S. Soccer must nail its next hire. Here is a look at potential contenders for the job ... 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The Brazil international has come to life in recent weeks and could be joined by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the starting XI against Manchester United 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told reporters Wednesday he can sympathize with Isaiah Thomas' feelings of frustration regarding the blockbuster trade that shipped him from the reigning Atlantic Division champions to the Cleveland Cavaliers. After Thomas toldSports Illustrated's Lee Jenkinshe "might not ever talk to Danny again," Ainge said he understood because he was traded twice himself as a player.ESPN.com's Chris Forsberg relayed Ainge& 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Two weeks after knocking Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams out of a Sept. 28 game, Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan is denying he celebrated after the illegal helmet-to-helmet hit.Trevathan was asked about his hit against Adams by reporters on Wednesday."I don't care what none of them said," Trevathan said, via ESPN's Jeff Dickerson. "I know what I did. It is what it is. I never wish harm on anybody. I was just trying to make a play, so take it for wh 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The Arizona Cardinals will have to remain without their All-Pro running back for a while longer.Head coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday that the "earliest" David Johnson could return is Thanksgiving, according to Alex Marvez of SiriusXM NFL Radio.Johnson has been out since the first game of the season with a wrist injury, and the latest timeline means he will be off the field until at least Week 12.The original projection from the wrist surgery was two to three months, perESPN's Ad 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Ousmane Dembeles hamstring tear which has resulted in a four-month layoff could have been influenced by the stress of his club-record move to Barcelona, according to the doctor overseeing his recovery. The winger attempted a back-heel near the corner flag in the first half and felt a problem in his hamstring. It was later confirmed [] 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
New Miami Marlins owner Derek Jeter reportedly won't stop any of his players from kneeling during the national anthem.On Wednesday, Zach Braziller of the New York Post reported Jeter said he wouldn't take issue with the Marlins protesting racial inequality by kneeling during the song.Mark Townsend of Yahoo Sports noted the comments came when Jeter was speaking at a Turn 2 Foundation charity event. Townsend also pointed out Jeter has spoken out about racism he dealt with growing up and 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The New York Yankees became the 10th team in Major League Baseball history to erase a 0-2 series deficit in a best-of-five format with a 5-2win over the Cleveland Indians in Game 5 of the American League Division Series on Wednesday at Progressive Field in Cleveland.Shortstop Didi Gregoriuswho had one hit in the series' first four gamesspearheaded the Bronx Bombers' victorious effort with a pair of home runs off Indians starter Corey Kluber, including a two-run crush job in the third i 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
President Donald Trump once again gave his opinion on NFL policy Wednesday, saying the league should have suspended Colin Kaepernick when he stopped standing for the national anthem in 2016."The NFL should have suspended him for one game and he would have never done it again," Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity. "They could have then suspended him for two games and they could have suspended him again if he did it a third time, for the season, and you would never have had a pro 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
In Pot 4 of World Cup draw Nigeria are set to remain the fifth best team in Africa when FIFA announces it latest rankings of national teams next week, allnigeriasoccer. com understands. The Super Eagles were on 696 points when the rankings were released in September but have accumulated 25 points more following their 1-0 win over Zambia on Saturday. Nigeria recorded three wins and drew two matches at the WAFU Cup of Nations but the tournament was not sanctioned by FIFA and it has not been used t 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Everton are monitoring Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa's situation at Leicester City with a possible loan move for the winger in-case a recall for Henry Onyekuru in January falls through. A top source told 90Minutesgoal. com that Musa had decided to move elsewhere once the transfer windows open in January as he was becoming increasingly frustrated with life at King Power Stadium. Also, the source stated that the 24-year-old Musa was aiming at getting his starting position back in the national te 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Fashanu Warns Eagles to Expect Tough Opponents in Russia 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Lionel Messi has admitted his Argentina team-mates feared retribution from fans if they had missed out on World Cup qualification, The Express reports. Messi scored a hat-trick in Argentinas 3-1 win at Ecuador on Tuesday night to fire his country to Russia 2018. Argentina faced being eliminated from qualifying but their talisman came to the [] 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
By Joe Apu Nigeria's second place finish in the FIBA AfroBasket 2017 for Men held in Tunisia has seen 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has staked a total sum of N5 million as price 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The 35-year-old striker hopes to return to the game in order to bring his career to a more satisfying conclusion 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The Phoenix Suns announced Wednesday that they have waived former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett.Bennett, who was added to the Suns' training camp roster Sept. 22, did not appear in a preseason game prior to his release.Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the top pick in the 2013 draft, Bennett floundered in his lone season with the Wine and Gold before he was shipped to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of the Kevin Love blockbuster.Following a disappointing 2014-15 season, Benne 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Given his the spectacular success of Gianluigi Buffon both on and off the pitch, it's fair to say that the Juventus and Italy legend won't be short of job offers when he finally decides to hang up his gloves. However, it seems as though Buffon has received a job offer of a rather different nature. Vittorio Sgarbi, the leader of the new Rinascimento political party in Buffon's home country of Italy has put forward the World Cup winner as his choice for Minister of Sport. He told Va 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Former champion, Conny Perrin of Switzerland is on course to winning another title in Lagos, Nigeria as she has qualified for the quarter finals of the first leg (Futures 4) of the 17th Governor's Cup Lagos Tennis Championship which is ongoing at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.The post Governor's Cup quarter finalists emerge appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The last set of Nigerian players participating at the ongoing 17th Governors Cup Lagos Tennis Championships crashed out of the competition yesterday. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The Liverpool legend believes the Manchester side will revert to a more conservative style for the clash against Jurgen Klopp's attacking Liverpool 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
By Johnny Edward:Heartland Football Club of Owerri have regained promotion back to the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) one year after they were relegated to the Nigerian National League (NNL), Completesportsnigeria.com reports. The Naze millionaires defeated FirstBank of Lagos 1-0 in a match day 33 fixture played at the Agege Stadium on Wednesday to emerge [] 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Dynamo scored twice in 14 second-half minutes as the hosts rallied to beat Sporting KC in Houston on Wednesday. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The U.S. national team coach helped his side climb out of a qualifying hole, but then completely botched the match that knocked them out of qualifying 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The Hungarian Embassy in Nigeria has expressed readiness to support the development of the game of table tennis in the country. 
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