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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [14 OCTOBER, 2017].


Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Standing at an imposing 1.90m in height, Leon Balogun naturally fits into the traditional football defender, the no-nonsense, tough-tackling, leg-breaking, even though he is yet to break anyone's legs and mean-looking, despite having an easy on the eyes appeal player, who does his defensive duties effortlessly.The post 2018 World Cup: My late grandmother will be weeping in heaven Balogun appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Football has always been a popular sport, with people all over the world paying to watch matches, buy memorabilia, play football online and watch media coverage. Teams are now paying multi-millions for players that they want on their teams, but how do they work out who are the best players in the world' Two players [] 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Kansasadded a big piece to their backcourt in 2018, securing the commitment of point guard Devon Dotson.Dotson committed to the Jayhawks on Friday after narrowing his choices to them and Maryland, per ESPN's Jeff Borzello.Dotson is a 5-star recruit who is the No. 19 player overall in the country and the sixth-best point guard, according to 247Sports. The Charlotte, North Carolina, native is also the No. 4 point guard in the South region.Dotson's speed immediately jumps out when watchin 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
A CTE lawsuit filed against the NFL and the New England Patriots by attorneys representing Aaron Hernandez's estate has reportedly been temporarily dropped.According to theBoston Globe's Travis Andersen, lawyers working on behalf of Hernandez's estate filed a brief Friday explaining that they dropped the suit for the time being but plan to pursue it "in another jurisdiction."Citing a copy of the initial lawsuit,USA Today'sA.J. Perezreported in September that Hernand 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Katsina United attacking midfielder, Adah Stephen has expressed confidence that his team will pick one of the continental tickets in the 2017/2018 NPFL season. 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Two leading clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, Akwa United and Niger Tornadoes of Minna will lock horns in tomorrows grand finale of the 2017 Aiteo Federation Cup at the Agege township stadium in Lagos. 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
The midfielder has become a first-team regular for Antonio Conte's side and is waiting for his first strike in the English top flight 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Standing at an imposing 1.90m in height, Leon Balogun naturally fits into the traditional football defender, the no-nonsense, tough-tackling, leg-breaking, even though he is yet to break anyone's legs and mean-looking, despite having an easy on the eyes appeal player, who does his defensive duties effortlessly.The post Balogun: My late grandmother will be weeping in heaven appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 14 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.ukreports. 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 missing was [] 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Luis Figo says he will wait with interest to learn how Barcelona respond to the loss of Neymar. The Brazil international stunned the football world when he joined Paris Saint-Germain in a record-breaking 222million deal in August. Barca are unaccustomed to seeing their prized assets lured away from Camp Nou, with Figo one of the []The post Barca will survive despite Neymars exit Figo appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Life is currently not rosy for Olympian Etim Bassey, a former weightlifter, who represented Nigeria at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics, reports Idris Adesina Every tricycle rider and road user plying the Addo-Badore road, knows a middle-aged man, who constantly appears on the road with a shovel from the Market Bus Stop to the [] 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
New Birmingham boss Steve Cotterill gets off to a winning start as his much-changed side beat Championship leaders Cardiff City. 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has been appointed Chairman of Total CAF AFCON 2019, 2023 and 2025 Organising Committee to be hosted by Cameroon, Cte d'Ivoire and Guinea, respectively. The appointment of the members were f the committee was one of he high decisions taken on Wednesday during the first meeting of the [] 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
By Amaechi Agbo The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will announce the new host 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 [] 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Liverpool are without their Senegal superman for six months, but do they boast the quality to compensate for his absence 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Inter winger Antonio Candreva is wary of encountering a wounded AC Milan in the Derby della Madonnina at San Siro on Sunday. Milan head into the match having spent the international break stewing on back-to-back Serie A defeats against Sampdoria and Roma. Vincenzo Montellas side sit seventh, seven points adrift of third-placed Inter and nine []The post Candreva wary of wounded Milan appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
The Briton is one of the photographers from the International Judo Federation, born into the life with judoka parents and now taking pictures of the world's elite. 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
The midfielder and defender will miss out on PSG's return to Ligue 1 action this weekend due to injury while the forward has been given time off 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
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Sat, 14 Oct 2017
The Oakland Raiders announced Friday that Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers will be played at theOakland-Alameda County Coliseum as scheduled after concerns emerged regarding the air quality due to wildfires in Northern California."Sunday's game against the Chargers remains scheduled for 1:25 p.m. at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum," the team said in a statement. "We will continue to monitor air quality conditions in the Bay Area and will update the publ 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
The Syracuse Orange stunned the No. 2 Clemson Tigers 27-24Friday evening at the Carrier Dome as the defending national champions floundered on both sides of the ball and stumbled to their first loss in 11 months.According to Syracuse.com's Chris Carlson, the upset marked the Orange's first over a Top 10 opponent since they beat Virginia Tech in November 2002.ESPN Stats & Info offered additional context from the Tigers' perspective on a night when problems abounded for their of 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Tunde Odedokun, coach of Nigeria's senior male hockey team, on Friday said his team's target at the upcoming Africa Hockey Federation (AHF) Nations Cup was finishing as winners or runners-up. Odedokun told the News men in Abuja while speaking on his expectations at the Nations Cup in Egypt that succeeding at the continental level was [] 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Nigerians were kept at the edge of their seats for the 90 minutes duration of last week's World Cup qualifier between the Chipolopolo of Zambia and the Super Eagles at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo. It was indeed a tension soaked encounter which saw the visitors dominating possession and creating panic moments in Nigeria's goal area. Before the 73rd minute lone goal by Arsenal's Alex Iwobi, the Zambians looked like the team to score and even after the goal it looked like the 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Nigeria booked their spot in the Semi-finals after a hard fought for victory against Russia to secure a spot in the final 4 in Day 2 of the 2017 COPA Coca-Cola Global Cup in Durban. Nigeria joins South Africa Team 1 and 2, as well as Tunisia as the final quartet of the boys' tournament [] 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
The Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees 2-1 in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Friday night at Minute Maid Park behind a gem from starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel.In sevenscoreless innings, Keuchel scattered fourhits andstruck out 10 before closer Ken Giles, who came on for five outs, surrendered a towering solo blast to Greg Bird in the top of the ninth inning.According to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick, Keuchel joined Nolan Ryan and Mike Scott as the only pitchers 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Moses Simon connected with a pass from Victor Moses and the Gent winger released a fierce shot that hit the back of the net to earn Nigeria a share of the spoils with Cameroon in Yaound in one of the World Cup qualifying matches. He was a thorn on the flesh of the Indomitable Lions all night; that goal and its beauty abundantly sums up the quality the 21-year-old possesses. Nigeria qualified for the 2018 World Cup and one of the players that played a pivotal role in that...The post Desire not t 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Former Coach/Captain of the Nigerian national team, Christian Chukwu, in this interview with IFEANYI ANYAKA urged the Super Eagles to start preparing for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The Former Enugu Rangers FC coach also called on Nigerians to believe in Eagles' Manager, Gernot Rohr, insisting the coach is competent enough to deliver at the Mundial. How do you rate the Super Eagles' performance against Zambia last weekend' The most important thing is that the team qualified fo 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Former Nigeria coach Adegboye Onigbinde has said the Super Eagles defence and midfield need strengthening ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup for the team to succeed at the quadrennial event. Nigeria qualified for their sixth World Cup last week after they defeated Zambia 1-0 in a qualifier at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo. [] 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
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Sat, 14 Oct 2017
The NFL Players Association will be filing a petition with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for a rehearing of Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension.Gaming and sports attorney Daniel Wallach tweeted the email NFLPA attorney Jeffrey L. Kessler sent to JudgeKatherine Polk Failla on Friday about filing a petition:The move to petition comes after thecourt ruledagainst Elliott's preliminary injunction Thursday, reinstating the six-game suspension the NFL handed down to him for violatin 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
We're not scared of Promise Keepers ' Bala By Joe Apu The frenzy that greeted Akwa United's 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Celebrating the presentation of the 2018 Australian Open that will be played from 15th to 28th January, Roger Federer recalled his 2017 win over Rafael Nadal in an unbelievable five-setter. It was Federer's first official tournament since the six-month break, and he had not expected such a fairytale return.The post Federer eyes magical run at Australian Open appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Nabil Fekir scores a superb injury-time free-kick to give Lyon victory over champions Monaco in a thrilling Ligue 1 encounter. 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
In recognition of its groundbreaking partnership agreements with the Nigeria Football Federation that have energized the Nigerian game and set it on firm course to a brighter and better future, world football governing body, FIFA has invited Nigerias leading energy solutions company, AITEO, to this years The Best Football Awards. The letter of invitation dated []The post FIFA invites AITEO to The Best Football Awards appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
By Amaechi Agbo The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to remain the fifth best team in Africa when Fifa announces its latest ranking of national teams next week, according to Brila FM. Tge report further said that the Super Eagles were on 696 points when the ranking was released in September but have accumulated [] 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Gracie Gold, who was a part of the United States mixed figure skating team that captured a bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics, announced Friday that she has withdrawn from upcoming Grand Prix Series events due to "depression, anxiety and an eating disorder," according to ESPN.com's Bonnie D. Ford."It saddens me deeply to sit out this Grand Prix Series, but I know it is for the best," Gold wrote. "I will not have adequate training time to prepare and compete at 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Matt Parziale, a 30-year-old firefighter from Massachusetts, earned a spot in the 2018 Masters and U.S. Open tournaments with a victory at the United States Mid-Amateur Championship on Friday.Per the Associated Press(via ESPN.com), Parziale defeated Josh Nichols 8 and 6 in the final to win the event held on theCrabapple Course at Capital City Golf Club in Georgia."At the time, I didn't know I would be the one going, but I'm very fortunate to have that opportunity now," Parzia 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Cleen Foundation based in Lokoja, Kogi state has partnered with Trees on Earth Development Foundation on a match for Muslim and Christian youth to promote mutual understanding, peace and unity amongst them. 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
This weekend, GOtv MAX and Plus subscribers will watch Atletico Madrids attempt to dent Barcelonas title hopes, when they go head-to-head after the international break, among all other La Liga matches live on SuperSport Select 4. Barcelona are five points clear at the top of La Liga after winning all their opening seven matches this [] 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
An eight-man team from the Embassy of the State of Israel in Nigeria storms Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan to cheer their ward, Deniz Khazaniuk, to record an upset over her better-rated opponent, Ayla Aksu of Turkey, in the semifinal of the first leg womens singles of the ongoing Governors Cup Lagos Tennis Championship. The [] 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe is more professional than Barcelona icon Lionel Messi was at his age, according to Ludovic Giuly. Messi underwent hormone treatment to boost his height upon joining Barca and struggled with muscle injuries during the early stages of his professional career. Former PSG and Monaco forward Giuly was at Camp Nou []The post Guily: Mbappe more professional than Messi! appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Heartland FC of Owerri finally secured their promotion back to the Nigeria Professional Football League during the week after experiencing the hard luck of losing their record as one of the two clubs never to be relegated. The other are Rangers International of Enugu. The coach Ramson Madu-led team secured their promotion with a game to spare after defeating First Bank of Lagos 1-0 away from home on Wednesday as the Nigeria National League comes to an end. An elated Madu told League Rendezvous t 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
By Amaechi Agbo Heartland Football Club of Owerri, IMO State, have regained promotion back to the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) one year after they were relegated to the Nigerian National League (NNL), The Naze millionaires defeated FirstBank of Lagos 1-0 in a match day 33 fixture played at the Agege Stadium on Wednesday to [] 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has admitted that his biggest problem during the chase for a World Cup ticket has been that of goalkeeping. The Super Eagles secured a Russia 2018 ticket on Saturday with a 1-0 win over Zambia in Uyo with Ikechukwu Ezenwa in goal. 'I don't have a world class goalkeeper now [] 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
The Manchester United boss believes he has a good grasp on what Jurgen Klopp's side bring to the table ahead of their Saturday showdown 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Niger Tornadoes coach, Abubakar Bala, told League Rendezvous that young coaches in the Nigeria Professional Football League are ready to follow in the footsteps of Imama Amakapabo and Kennedy Boboye who recently won titles with Rangers and Plateau United respectively. Excerpts' Was the just concluded NPFL season a success for you' The season was a success for me because when you set a target for three years and within a season you have started achieving part of the goals, then you wil 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
The Madrid legend is extremely happy as the club's coach as he prepares for his 100th match in charge 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
The former Falconets star scored as her side progressed to the last 16 on away goal advantage over Scott Booth's ladies on Thursday 

Sat, 14 Oct 2017
Former Super Eagles striker, Ikechukwu Uche, rolled back the hands of time as he scored a quick brace to lift his Spanish side Gimnastic to a 2-0 win over Granada in a second division game in Spain. Uche grabbed his brace within a space of four minutes netting in the 27th and 31th minute of [] 
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