SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [13 OCTOBER, 2017].



Fri, 13 Oct 2017
IN order to revamp the dwindling fortune of the sport of swimming from the grassroots level in Nigeria,10 schools across Lagos are expected to compete at the maiden Dolphin Swimming League scheduled to kick off in December.The post 10 Schools for maiden Dolphin Swimming League appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Tana Aiyejina Ten schools in Lagos are expected to compete in the maiden Dolphin Swimming League scheduled to begin in December. The tournament has been endorsed by the Nigeria Aquatics Federation, Lagos State Sports Commission and the Lagos State Swimming Association, with 10 schools to take part in the 10-week championship. Speaking at the press [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has tipped the Super Eagles of Nigeria to do well in the Russia 2018 World Cup.The post 2018 World Cup: Wenger tips Eagles to do well appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Only 9 spots are yet to be filled at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Umuahia Premier League side Abia Warriors on Thursday said they had agreed a deal with former IfeanyiUbah Brazilian coach Rafael Everton to manage them next season. In a statement, spokesman for the outfit Igwe Onuoha said Everton, who helped IfeanyUbah win the Federation Cup last year, had agreed to lead Abia Warriors. Everton dumped the [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
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Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Lagos The 7th edition of Otumba Henry Ajomale Cup for U-15 boys football competition finals will be played onSunday, October 15at the Campus Square mini- Stadium, Victoria Island, Lagos. Of the 64 teams that started the competition weeks ago, Atiku FC from Ikorodu will engage Malo FC of Ayobo in the final. In a []The post Ajomale Cup for U-15 Boys Hots Up In Lagos appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The Los Angeles Rams announced Thursday that they have agreed to a four-year contract extension with linebacker Alec Ogletree.According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the deal is worth $42 million, including $30 million guaranteed, which is second to the Carolina Panthers'Luke Kuechly among inside linebackers.Ogletree, 26, was in the final year of his rookie contract and scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in Mach."Alec has evolved into a true leader of our football tea 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
In the wake of Chile's failure to qualify for the next World Cup, Alexis' Gunners boss underlined his importance to his national team 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden could both be in line to receive more prominent roles in fantasy football with Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott potentially facing a six-game NFL suspension.On Thursday, the Associated Press reported a federal appeals court ruling cleared the way for the league to enforce its suspension. The NFL Network provided further information about the situation:Let's take a closer look at how the Cowboys' backfield workload might be divvied up and exa 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Lagos The last Group B World Cup qualifier between Algeria and Nigeria earlier billed forNovember 6has been shifted toNovember 10in Constantine, 400 kilometres east of the capital city, Algiers. FAF said the new date was chosen so as to allow them arrange a friendly after this qualifier within the FIFA-friendly window. Zetchi, who spoke []The post Algeria, Nigeria W'Cup Qualifier Gets New Date appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The Super Eagles have the quality to make an impact at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, says former Nigeria winger Adokiye Amiesimaka. Nigeria on Saturday sealed their place at Russia 2018 after beating Zambia 1-0 in their qualifier in Uyo. Amiesimaka told the News Agency of Nigeria that the players had shown commitment to [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Telecommunications company MTN says it is optimistic that the Arsenal/MTN Football clinic will contribute to the development of grassroots football in Nigeria. The companys General Manager, Consumer Marketing, Richard Iweanoge, said MTN would continue to help develop sports in the country. Arsenal legend Ray Parlour and other technical officials of the Premier League club were [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger has seemingly been duped by false reports that former football star George Weah had won Liberia's presidential election, even though the final results have not yet been announced.The post Arsene Wenger wrongly celebrates George Weahs election win appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Eli Mengem meets some of his biggest heroes in this look at the moment Australia truly embraced the beautiful game - an excerpt from a Copa 90 documentary. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Barcelona are prepared to hand Lionel Messi a record-breaking bonus when he signs a new deal at the Nou Camp, Mirror.co.uk reports. The Argentine is out of contract at the end of the season and is yet to put pen to paper on an extension. Last month, Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu insisted the only thing [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Lionel Messi's 'signing bonus' for staying at Barcelona could be as high as a record-breaking 80million and the club hope to have a naming-rights sponsor for the Nou Camp as early as next season to help them pay for it.The post Barcelona to hand Messi 80 m bonus appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Bayern Munich have 'no more excuses', interim captain Thomas Mueller told AFP after veteran German coach Jupp Heynckes took over as manager of the Bundesliga champions. Heynckes, 72, came out of retirement to take charge of the squad ' his fourth stint with Bayern ' when Carlo Ancelotti was sacked after a stinging 3-0 defeat [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Sports betting company Bet9ja says it decided to sponsor powerlifter Kareem Waheed to the United States Amateur Athletes Championships, where he emerged as winner last month to help develop sports in the country. Bet9ja, which sponsors the Nigeria National League, said it was not happy that powerlifting is not getting the needed attention, hence it [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
says Eagles must be ready for any team Super Eagles assistant captain Ogenyi Onazi has said the Nigerian team is not to be afraid of any team as the draw for the 2018 World Cup is about to be made. Nigeria is in pot four of the draw as the world football governing body FIFA elected to use its October rankings for the categorization of the qualified countries. Onazi told our correspondent that having won the World Cup ticket, the Eagles would be ready to face any team in...The post Bring on Arge 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
By George Aluo CAF president Ahmad Ahmad and his three Vice Presidents have been confirmed as some of 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The Philadelphia Eagles earned a statement win Thursday night when they defeated the Carolina Panthers 28-23at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte to improve to 5-1.The Panthers, meanwhile, dropped to 4-2 as they struggled to find offensive balance against Philadelphia's fast and physical defensive front. Quarterback Cam Newton completed 28 of 52passes for 239yards, two totaltouchdowns and threeinterceptions, while all Panthers running backs combined to rush 13times for one yard. This arti 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Former England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland speaks to BBC Sport about his battle with anxiety and depression, which led to him retiring. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Florence Otedola, 'DJ Cuppy'', has confirmed split with her boyfriend, Victor Anichebe, Nigeria's professional footballer and a striker for Beijing Enterprises. Cuppy, a disc jockey, music producer and the daughter of Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola, made this known in a recent interview. She cited distance, time difference and their tight schedule as the reasons for the breakup, but that they are both friends. Cuppy recently moved back to Nigeria and Anichebe lives in Chin 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
UFC President Dana White told TMZ Sports on Thursday the company decided to remove Mark Hunt from its event in Sydney next month as a medical precaution."Sometimes, you gotta protect these guys from themselves and that's what we're looking into right now," White said.The decision to pull Hunt from his scheduled bout withMarcin Tyburaand replace him on the card withFabricio Werdumcame after the 43-year-old penned a piece for PlayersVoice titled "If I Die Fighting, That&#0 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
At UFC 216, Demetrious Johnson became the most successful champion in UFC history. By defeating Ray Borg via suplex armbar, Johnson notched his 11th title defense, breaking the record set by Anderson Silva in 2012 and staking a strong claim to the "greatest of all time" moniker.With that accolade now in Johnson's pocket, many have wondered what's next for the flyweight champion. Speaking with MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of the MMA Hour, Johns 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. left Thursday's preseason game against the Atlanta Hawks with a sprained ankle.Smith, 19, had nine points and three assists in 13 minutes before exiting. P.J. Dozier will likely get a majority of the minutes at point guard the rest of the game.Selected ninth overall in June's draft, Smith has already made an impact in his short time in a Mavericks uniform. He was among the most impressive players at the Las Vegas Summer League and entered his roo 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
President of the Muay Thai Federation of Nigeria, Comrade Egonu Paul, has been advised not to relent in his efforts in popularizing the martial art sport in the country. This advice was given by the President of the Nigeria Mixed Martial Arts Federation, Henry George, when he paid a courtesy visit to members of the Muay Thai Federation in Port-Harcourt recently. Henry who doubles as the President of Dynamite Fighting Championship, Africa commended members of the federation led by its President, 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Simply beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals wasn't enough for Draymond Green."They didn't stand a f--king chance," Green said in an interview with GQ's Clay Skipper(warning: link contains NSFW language). "It pissed me off we didn't sweep them, though."After falling to the Cavs the year before, the Warriors beat Cleveland in five games last summer to capture their fifth NBA title.Golden State dominated the series, with its four wins coming 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green confidently said other NBA title contenders "don't have a f--king clue" how to handle the defending champion Dubs.On Thursday, Clay Skipper of GQ passed along Green's response to comments by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, who said the Warriors "are not unbeatable.""What the f--k are you talking about' They are really trying to rethink their whole strategy," the reigning Defensive Player 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Benin City, the Edo State capital is in festive mood. The indigenes of the state and football connoisseurs, 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Nasarawa Amazons battle Delta Queens for trophy Benin City, the Edo State capital, is in festive mood. The indigenes of the state who have been thronging the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium to witness the best of women soccer in the last one week, are gearing up for the final match of the competition featuring Nasarawa Amazons and Delta Stars. Prior to the kick-off of the competition, most followers of the Nigerian women game picked Rivers Angels and Bayelsa Queens as the teams to beat owing to their 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Benin City, the Edo State capital is in festive mood. The indigenes of the state and football fans who have been thronging the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium to witness the best of women soccer in the last one week, are gearing up for the final match of the competition featuring Nasarawa Amazons and Delta Stars.The post Edo rumbles as NWFL Super 4 ends today appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
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Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Eli Mengem explores one of the fiercest rivalries in football, El Clsico - Barcelona vs. Real Madrid. An excerpt from a longer COPA90 documentary. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The stay of the temporary injunction previously given to Ezekiel Elliott was granted Thursday, meaning the Dallas Cowboys running back will have to serve his suspension while the case is ruled upon.Per Clarence Hill Jr. of theStar-Telegram, the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled against Elliott by throwing out his preliminary injunction.Brandon George of theDallas Morning Newssummed up what the appeals court's decision meant for Elliott:Ian Rapoport of NFL Network broke down the decisi 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
First Bank Private Banking and MRS are the marquee sponsors driving the ongoing African Patrons Cup Polo Tournament at the Fifth Chukker Polo & Country Club, Kaduna. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Carlos Bocanegra speaks to CNN's Patrick Snell about the national team's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Carolina Panthers running back Fozzy Whittaker suffered an apparent leg injury Thursday night in the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN.com's David Newton.WRAL's Mary Dunleavy reported trainers carted Whittaker back to the Panthers' locker room.Whittaker received limited playing time across his first four seasons in the NFL, which he split between the Panthers and Cleveland Browns. He finally got a chance to fill a more high-profile role after Carolin 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The Die Roten favourite has been appointed as Carlo Ancelotti's interim successor at Bayern Munich and one player at least is in favour of the reunion 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
At the age of only 13, Nathan Walker packed his bags and moved more than 14,000 kilometers from home to pursue an ice hockey dream 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
COPA90's Eli Mengem discovers how Japan's interest in the game has created Asia's most successful football nation. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The goalkeeper is an easy target and is unappreciated, according to the West Ham manager 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Fresh from featuring in Argentina's World Cup qualifying win over Ecuador, the Inter star is asking fans for help naming his new dog 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
as Rohr considers fringe players Ahead of the last World Cup qualifier against Algeria, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has concluded plans to drop China based duo of captain Mikel Obi and top striker Odion Ighalo due to the distance they usually travel for national team games. The list of players of the senior national team of Nigeria who are going to prosecute the dead rubber World Cup 2018 tie against Algeria will become official in three weeks' time. Nigeria are already through t 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The U.S. national team midfielder did not hold back after his country's "embarrassing" display against Trinidad & Tobago 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry told reporters Thursday he thinks fans who called for Jay Cutler to be benched during the team's 16-10 win over the Tennessee Titans were "embarrassing.""We can't buy into all that. I believe that it's disrespectful," Landry said, according to ESPN.com's James Walker. "A man that comes out here and works his butt off and for people to not understand what's really going on or to not have even touched the 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Phil Jackson's tenure as president of the New York Knicks from 2014-17 was a disaster on all fronts, including his reported inability to prepare for and communicate with free agents.During an episode ofThe Woj Pod (via NBC Sports' Dan Feldman), ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski detailed some of the issues involving Jackson's lack of preparedness during meetings:"I heard some horror stories about Phil in presentation situations with players unprepared, just disorganized. And som 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) led by Engineer Musa Kida says the latest FIBA ranking which shot the DTigers to the number one position in Africa will continue to strengthen the boards resolve to reposition the game. 
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