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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [15 OCTOBER, 2017].



Sun, 15 Oct 2017
As red prepares to do battle with blue at San Siro on Sunday evening, we look ahead to ahead to three key areas where the game will be won or lost. Inter have made the more impressive start, sitting third in the table and still undefeated, while Milan have stuttered in their rebuild and lie in seventh. However, as we all know, form goes out of the window come derby day. It's fair to say these two managers know quite a lot about each other. Indeed, Milan coach Montella played under Spalletti 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The Texas Longhorns got a boost to their future secondary Saturday with the addition of 2018 cornerback D'Shawn Jamison.Jamison announced his commitment to Texas with the following video on Twitter:Per 247Sports, the 4-star recruit is the No. 18 player in the nation at his position and the 15th-best from the state of Texas. He is also listed as No. 135 overall in the 2018 class.TCU was Texas' closest competition for Jamison, while the likes of Baylor, Auburn, Florida, Michigan, Notre D 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The San Francisco 49ers could reportedly shake things up in a big way before the Oct. 31 trade deadline.Citing a rival general manager, The Athletic's John Middlekauffreported Saturday that the 49ers "are open to trading every vet for the right price."That news comes after AM 1340's Benjamin Allbright reported the 49ers "have received and made calls" regarding starting running back Carlos Hyde.Given the dearth of big-name talent on the 49ers roster, Hyde is the most 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Tammy Abraham scored both goals as Swansea City recorded their first home win in the Premier League this season, defeating Huddersfield Town 2-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.The post Abraham lifts Swansea with a brace appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has charged the state-owned team, Niger Tornadoes FC to go for the cup as they battle for the AITEO Cup title in todays final against Akwa United FC of Uyo at the Agege Stadium, Lagos. Governor Sani-Bello in a press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Jibrin Baba Ndace, said the state would continue to support the team to ensure victories in all their matches. He said: 'I am overwhelmed with the success the team has recorde 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Akwa United head coach, Abdu Maikaba said Niger Tornadoes pack a punch and they could be real trouble as they clash in today's Aiteo Cup final at the Agege Stadium, Lagos.The post Aiteo Cup: We'll underrate Tornadoes at our own peril, Akwa Utd coach appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Argentina star Lionel Messi has revealed that the final between his country and Nigeria at the Beijing 2008 Olympics soccer event was one of his memorable football moments.The post Argentina v Nigeria Beijing 2008 final one of Messi's favourites appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
A late Luis Suarez goal denied Atletico Madrid victory at the Wanda Metropolitano and maintained Barcelona's unbeaten start in La Liga. The home side took the lead in the first half courtesy of a well-taken Saul Niguez effort, and they defended with typical resilience in an attempt to hold on to their narrow advantage. But Suarez's header in the latter stages of the second half brought Barcelona back on level terms, and rescued a point for the league leaders. In an incredibly fast-pace 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire will be without experienced defender, Eric Bailly for their crunch World Cup qualifier at home to Morocco on 11 November.The post Bailly to miss Cote d'Ivoire, Morocco clash appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners overcame a shaky second half to down the Texas Longhorns 29-24 in Saturday's Red River Showdown at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.Quarterback Baker Mayfield helped lead the Sooners to their second straight Golden Hat by completing 17 of 27 passes for 302 yards and two touchdowns. Oklahoma's ground game, spearheaded by 96 yards on 20 carries from Trey Sermon, combined for 174 yards even with Abdul Adams out due to an ankle injury.While the Sooners came out on top, 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Luis Suarez scores an 82nd-minute equaliser as La Liga leaders Barcelona maintain their unbeaten start to the season against Atletico Madrid. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
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Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Barcelona needed a late goal from Luis Suarez to maintain their unbeaten start to the season in a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.The hosts had gone ahead in the first half thanks to a superb curling strike from Saul Niguez, but Suarez headed home Sergi Roberto's cross in the 82nd minute to salvage a point.Ernesto Valverde made changes to his team, with Andres Gomes the surprise inclusion. Spanish football writer Kieran Canning shared the two lineups:Bar 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Barcelona target Leon Goretzka will not be sold in January, according to Schalke, while Paco Alcacer is reportedly not interested in a move to Southampton.Goretzka is out of contract next summer, but director of football Christian Heidel has said the club will not look to sell in January, according to Mundo Deportivo (h/t Calciomercato).He said: "There are two scenarios. Goretzka can sign a new contract with us or leave at the end of the season. We have never thought to sell him before the 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Benni: Better luck next time 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Retired sprint legend Usain Bolt is clearly loving life after he was snapped puffi ng away on a shisha pipe in swanky Mayfair. Th e former Olympic and world champion hung up his running shoes this summer and has been living the high life ever since. Bolt kicked off his retirement party with a 7,000 ...The post Bolt: 'Bizarre' life of an Athlete after retirement appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Lando Norris follows in Lewis Hamilton's footsteps by winning the European Formula Three championship. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The San Francisco 49ers are reportedly considering trade possibilities for running back Carlos Hyde.On Saturday, Benjamin Allbright of Mile High Sports Radio noted the Niners have "received and made calls" about their leading rusher.San Francisco selected Hyde in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft. He's rushed for 2,123 yards on 488 attempts (4.4 YPC) with 15 touchdowns across 39 games. He's also added 68 catches for 379 yards and three scores during his three-plus season 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Crystal Palace ended the worst-ever start to an English Premier League season and condemned champions Chelsea to their second successive defeat with a 2-1 victory at Selhurst Park on Saturday. Palace had made unwanted history by losing their opening league games without scoring a goal, but they produced a much-improved performance this time around. It []The post Chelsea loses 2-1 to Chrystal Palace appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Manchester City maintained their blistering start to the season as the Premier League leaders demolished Stoke City 7-2, while champions Chelsea crashed to a shock 2-1 defeat at lowly Crystal Palace on Saturday.The post City crush Stoke with magnificent seven appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Arsenals four-game winning run came to a stunning end at Watford as Tom Cleverleys stoppage-time strike sealed a dramatic 2-1 victory over the Gunners on Saturday. Per Mertesackers first Premier League goal in 1,400 days had given Arsene Wengers side the platform to maintain their recent surge. But goals from second-half substitute Troy Deeney and [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
It is called the Red River Shootout, and Oklahoma was not about to let Texas steal a victory.The Sooners jumped out to a 20-0 lead and looked like they would blow out the Longhorns, as Texas appeared to be providing very little resistance.However, the 12th-ranked Sooners were soon in a major battle, and the Longhorns came all the way back in the fourth quarter when quarterback Sam Ehlinger scored on an eight-yard run with 8:01 left to help take a 24-23 lead.Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield co 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Pro Football Talk reported Saturday that the injunction delaying Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension would remain in place until the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals rules on his petition for a rehearing.That would mean Elliott is eligible to play until the petition "is filed and resolved," according to Pro Football Talk.However, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy issued a statement saying otherwise:The NFLPA filed the petition on Elliott's behalf Friday a 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Manchester City thrashes Stoke By Joe Apu Chelsea coach Antonio Conte is in prayers for the quick 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Crystal Palace earned their first points in the 2017 Premier Leagueseason on Saturday afternoon, stunning champions Chelsea in an enthralling 2-1 victory at Selhurst Park. Palace took the lead in the 11th minute, withCsar Azpilicueta helpless to avoid diverting Yohan Cabayes bundling effort past Chelsea keeperThibaut Courtois to score an own goal. The Blues pulled []The post Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea: Chelsea Beat By Palace appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Crystal Palace earned their first points of the Premier Leagueseason on Saturday afternoon, stunning champions Chelsea in an enthralling 2-1 victory at Selhurst Park. Palace took the lead in the 11th minute, withCsar Azpilicueta helpless to avoid diverting Yohan Cabaye's bundling effort past Chelsea keeperThibaut Courtois to score an own goal. The Blues pulled a goal back in the 18th minute - Timou Bakayoko powering a header into the net from a Cesc Fbregas corner. WilfriedZaha put his... 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Crystal Palace defeated champions, Chelsea, 2-1 at theSelhurst to earn their first point of the season and also scored their first goal. It took Cesar Azpilicuetas 11th minute own goal and Wilfried Zaha 45th minute strike for The Eagles to register their first goal and first win of the season. The result notwithstanding, Palace are []The post Crystal Palace Beat Chelsea 2-1, Score First Goal Of Season appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Utah Jazz point guard Dante Exum is reportedly exploring alternative treatment for a shoulder injury that could allow him to avoid season-ending surgery. On Saturday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com noted Exum and the organization are reviewing "multiple medical opinions" after he separated his left shoulder and suffered ligament damage.The 22-year-old Australia native was injured during the Jazz's 112-101 preseason win Oct. 6 over the Phoenix Suns at Vivint Smart Home Arena in 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
For the second season running Liverpool and Manchester United played out a goalless draw at Anfield. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Miami Marlins co-owner Derek Jeter announced Saturday the MLB organization is donating $200,000 to aid hurricane relief efforts.Andy Slater of WINZ passed along the news.The Marlins previously held a relief drive with Feeding South Florida and American Red Cross in early September to collect items and donations following Hurricane Harvey, which caused major destruction in Texas, per Tim Healey of the Sun Sentinel.Hurricane Irma proceeded to strike Florida and Hurricane Maria left devastation acr 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has said he wouldn't be disturbed by travelling long distance to play for the national team when called upon by the coaches.The post Distance or no distance, I'm ready for Eagles Ighalo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
ESPN.com's Ian Begley reported Saturday that veteran center Emeka Okafor has agreed to play for the Philadelphia 76ers' G League affiliate in an effort to sign with an NBA team.The Sixers officially waived Okafor on Saturday, but by playing for the Delaware 87ers, he will have an opportunity to showcase himself for other NBA squads.The 35-year-old has not appeared in a regular-season game since the 2012-13 campaign.Per Begley, Okafor had been on the shelf with aherniated disk in his ne 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Manchester City duo Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus were both on target as the Sky Blues demolished Stoke City 7-2 on Saturday.Jesus scored twice and Sterling grabbed a goal, with both players now on six for the season in the Premier League, just one behind top scorer Romelu Lukaku.Lukaku had a difficult afternoon with Manchester United at Anfield, failing to score, while Harry Kane was also denied as goal as Tottenham Hotspur beat Bournemouth 1-0 at Wembley Stadium.Read on for the latest Prem 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
EPL: City Score Seven, United Earn Draw at Anfield 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Premiership champions Exeter grind out victory over Glasgow to get off to a winning start in the Champions Cup. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
As if Real Madrid's squad wasn't overstocked with world-class talent to begin with, they actually found themselves with two Cristiano Ronaldos on the pitch at one point during Saturday's La Liga clash with Getafe.The post Fake Ronaldo invades pitch as Real beat Getafe appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Agege is the battleground as Akwa United and Niger Tornadoes seek a second Federation Cup title, reports Idris Adesina New champions of the Federation Cup were bound to emerge after Niger Tornadoes defeated 2016 champions IfeanyiUbah 4-3 on aggregate in the semi-final. The Minna-based side, winners in 2000, will be seeking to complete their triumph [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Federer, Nadal Renew Rivalry in Shanghai Final 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
WWE announced Saturday that 39 athletes attended a three-day tryout this week at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.Among the most notable attendees were former Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts tight end Weslye Saunders, and former TNA Impact Wrestling star Madison Rayne.Saunders was one of many at the tryout with a background in football, although he enjoyed more success than anyone else in attendance at the professional level.The Gary, Indiana, native was signed by the St 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Former Nigerian football international, Jonathan Akpoborie was at the ongoing Governors Cup Lagos Tennis Championship to have a feel of action from emerging young tennis stars across the world at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan. The ex Super Eagles player, who was in the company of his tennis coach, Kayode Savage, was happy seeing []The post Governor's Cup: Akpoborie Wants More Tourneys For Nigerian Players appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
WBA super-middleweight champion George Groves defeats Jamie Cox in the World Boxing Super Series quarter-final. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
United's Marouane Fellaini will be unable to suit up for the clash against Liverpool and has been reported to have sustained an MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) Injury that might sideline him for two months and derail United's title bid. Here's everything you need to know about the MCL in 1 minute' ' What is the MCL' The knee is stabilised by 4 major ligament complexes: the Anterior Cruciate (ACL) and Posterior Cruciate (PCL) ligaments at the centre, the Lateral Col 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The Derby della Madonnina has been relatively insignificant, considering the history between the two sides, for the last few years now. But with both clubs now harbouring genuine hopes of regaining their place among the Italian elite, Sunday's clash promises to be a must watch. Here is a combined XI of players from the two fierce rivals. The former Porto striker is one of the most highly rated young players in world football at the moment. Whilst failing to score thus far in the Serie A, he 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Olayinka Onoalapo, the Nasarawa United defensive midfielder, in this interview with Chibuike Chukwu and Ifeoma Ononye dissected the just-ended Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), with a verdict that playing in the domestic league remains a huge challenge. The player talked on the victory of Plateau United, the failed expectations of Nasarawa United, his aspiration to []The post It's Very Difficult, Stressful To Play In Nigerian League ' Onaolapo appeared first on Independent N 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Tom Cleverley scored a 92nd minute winner for Watford as defeated Arsenal 2-1 to record their fourth win of the season and move to fourth position in the English Premier Leagueon Saturday.Cleverley rifled in his first Hornets goal in his second spell for the club after he latched on to Mertesackers poor block. [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he pulled Luis Severino from Saturday's American League Championship Series loss to the Houston Astros after four innings because he thought the starting pitcher was injured.After the 2-1 Game 2 defeat, Severino said he "wanted to go out there and pitch" and team doctors confirmed the starter wasn't hurt, per Andrew Marchand of ESPN.com."I think it is my responsibility to protect this kid," Girardi said.Severino threw 62 pit 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Justin Verlander struck out 13 over nine innings and Carlos Correa delivered a solo home run and the game-ending RBI double as the Houston Astros won 2-1 to take a 2-0 American League Championship Series lead over the New York Yankees at Minute Maid Park on Saturday.Jose Altuve scored the game-winning run.A Todd Frazier double knocked in Aaron Hicks for the Yankees' lone tally during the top of the fifth inning.Verlander was the story of the Astros' Game 2 victory:His dazzling array of 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Unified heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua [19(19)-0] is to bring in Ireland's current top big 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta has responded to rumours the club is interested in Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, saying the Bianconeri have yet to discuss the player with his current club.Lazio director of football Igli Tare previously told Premium Sport (h/t Calciomercato.com) he has received offers of over 70 million for the star midfielder, but Juventus have yet to make their move.Marotta confirmed that news in an interview with Mediaset Premium (via Calciomercato.com): "Mil
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