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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [16 OCTOBER, 2017].



Mon, 16 Oct 2017
A Lagos lawmaker, Yinka Ogundimu, on Sunday in Lagos urged Super Eagles' coach Gernot Rohr to create competition among his players by scouting for more talents.The post 2018 World Cup: Rohr urged to scout for more talents to spring surprise appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Virginia Tech received a boost for its 2018 recruiting class Sundayby getting a commitment from coveted small forward Landers Nolley.He announced his decision on his personal Twitter account:As Jeff Borzello of ESPN noted, the commitment comes just a week after changing his mind about Georgia:He was committed to the Bulldogs for just one day.Nolley is a 4-star prospect who rates as the No. 23 small forward in the 2018 class, according to the 247Sports' compositerankings. He's also list 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The Arizona Cardinals earned a 38-33 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday, and Adrian Peterson played a big role in Arizona's offensive outburst.A non-factor in standard fantasy football leagues for much of the 2017 season, Peterson's value should skyrocket after Week 6, while Kerwynn Williams remains relegated to the waiver wire. Below is a breakdown for their respective outlooks based on Week 6.Adrian PetersonPeterson carried the ball 26 ti 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Borne out of the determination to make a statement at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Minister 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
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Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Lifts FA Cup in Lagos By George Aluo Akwa United last night emerged winner of the nation's most glamorous 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Akwa United are the champions of the Nigeria Federation Cup now known as the Aiteo Cup after beating Niger Tornadoes 3-2 on penalties with both teams tied at 0goalless after regulation time. Goalkeeper of Niger Tornadoes Aliko Mustapha stopped two spot kicks including one, which went wide off his goal but his teammates failed to take advantage of his heroics. Andrew Ikefe missed the vital spot kick, which would have sealed the win for his side, pushing the shoot out into sudden death where Akwa 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Idris Adesina Akwa United on Sunday won their second major trophy after beating Niger Tornadoes 3-2 on penalties to lift the Aiteo Cup at the Agege Stadium, Lagos. The Uyo team will now represent Nigeria in the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup alongside Enyimba. Akwa, who won the tournament in 2015, grabbed N25m for their efforts [] 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Akwa United are the 2017 AITEO Cup champions. All thanks to a 3-2 sudden death penalty victory over Niger Tornadoes at Agege Stadium in Lagos. Result after regulation time was goallessThe post Akwa United win AITEO Cup appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Akwa Utd Defeats Tornadoes to Win Maiden Aiteo Cup 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Umar Muhammed, Lafia Nasarawa State Governor Tanko Al-Makura on Sunday commended Nasarawa Amazons for winning the Nigerian Womens Professional League Super 4. The Nasarawa State-owned club defeated Delta Queens 1-0 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin on Friday to win the title. Al-Makura, in statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. [] 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Administrators, politicians fight for players NFF: It's entirely Rohr's decision Football agents, scouts, administrators and even top politicians are putting Super Eagles' Manager Gernot Rohr under intense pressure to feature their players in Nigeria's last match in the 2018 World Cup qualifying series against Algeria, New Telegraph has reliably learnt. Both teams do not need the match as the Eagles have qualified for the Mundial and the Desert Foxes lost out in the race but 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur will reportedly battle it out for Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez in January, with the Algeria international said to be a prime target for the Gunners if Mesut Ozil is sold.That's according to the Daily Mirror's Steve Stammers, who reported a valuation of 30 million for the former PFA Players' Player of the Year. Arsenal have pushed for the midfielder before, but Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare could be more open to a sale in January.The need to 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Australia batsman David Warner warns England to expect 'war' in the Ashes series, which begins at the Gabba in November. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Barcelona reportedly scouted Bayer Leverkusen trio Jonathan Tah, Julian Brandt and Leon Bailey during the club's Bundesliga clash with Wolfsburg on Sunday.Sporting director Robert Fernandez and chief of scouting Urbano Ortega were at the game, which finished in a 2-2 draw, with the club also apparently interested in Benjamin Henrichs, according to Sport.Defender Tah is still just 21 but is one of the most promising young centre-backs in the Bundesliga and has already been capped by Germany 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
One week after throwing five interceptions in a loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Ben Roethlisberger led the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 19-13 upset win over the previously unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs."I guess this cowboy has a little left in him," the quarterback said after the win, per Mark Kaboly of DKPittsburghSports.com.Roethlisberger finished the game with 252 passing yards, one touchdown and an interception.This is a much different attitude than he had last Sunday after the 30-9 lo 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Akwa United have won the 2017 Aiteo Cup final after defeating Niger Tornadoes 3-2 on penalties after full time ended 0-0 at the Agege Stadium in Lagos on Sunday. Details to follow 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The Cleveland Browns may be looking to make sweeping changes following an 0-6 start to the 2017 season.Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported Sunday the Browns are "targeting football executives" to add to the team's front office. Florio was unable to confirm whether that meant Cleveland is considering parting ways with any current members of the front office.A Browns spokesman told Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot that Florio's report is "false and erroneous.& 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Gives Kenya's slot to Egypt By Monica Iheakam The Confederation of African Football (CAF) named Morocco 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have announced that next year's CHAN, which Nigeria have qualified for, will now be hosted by Morocco.The post CAF: Morocco replaces Kenya as 2018 CHAN hosts appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The San Francisco 49ers fell to 0-6 Sunday in what is shaping up to be a lost season, but head coach Kyle Shanahan insisted running back Carlos Hyde is not on the trading block."Absolutely 100 percent false," he said when asked about rumors surrounding Hyde after Sunday's 26-24 loss to Washington, per Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.Prior to Shanahan's comments, Benjamin Allbright of AM 1340 in Denver noted San Francisco had "received and made calls" regarding Hy 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Following the injury to his hamstring in Saturday's loss to Crystal Palace,Super Eagles winger, Victor 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
There was a number on the halftime box score from the Kansas City Chiefs' 19-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers that made you stop, stare and blink a whole lot.After a several seconds of intense concentration, you surely then looked up and wondered if there was a typo, or some sort of malfunction with the internet's connecting tubes that make important football stats dance across screens every Sunday.There was no way the league's highest-scoring offense, a Chiefs unit that came in 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
AntonioAntonio Conte has admitted he faces a 'difficult' moment in his Chelsea career after seeing his injury woes pile up in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace, that saws Eagles star, Victor Moses cropping an hamstring injury.The post Conte laments Moses injury setback appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is convinced the wide array of potential title winners in England makes the English Premier League the toughest competition in Europe. The Blues are battling to remain in sight of league leaders Manchester City and with less than a quarter of the season played trail Pep Guardiola's side by nine points. City are one of three sides to have beaten champions Chelsea this term, with bottom of the table Crystal Palace claiming their first points of the campaign in th 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Mauro Icardi converted from the spot in the final minute at San Siro to give Inter three points, but Milan's boss believes it was not a penalty 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Dalung Urges NAssembly to Plan Funding of Sports in 2018 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The 18-year-old made a commanding Spanish topflight bow as his side forced Eibar to a goalless draw at Municipal de Ipurua 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The Los Angeles Dodgers are in control of the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs after Justin Turner played hero in Sunday's 4-1 Game 2 win at Dodger Stadium.Turner drilled a walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning off starter-working-in-relief John Lackey, all while Chicago manager Joe Maddon allowed All-Star closer Wade Davis to watch from the bullpen.Turner also drove in the Dodgers' other run in the fifth inning when they were trailing 1 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Thirty-five point leads are supposed to be safe in the second half of NFL games, but the New Orleans Saints nearly blew their 45-10 advantage over the Detroit Lions on Sunday before winning 52-38.Rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore returned an interception to put New Orleans ahead by 35 in the third, but Matthew Stafford responded by throwing two touchdown passes before the end of the quarter.Lattimore scoring a non-offensive touchdown was a sign of things to come as the Lions cut the deficit to 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Despite coming in as double-digit underdogs, the New York Giants earned their first win of the season in a Sunday night shocker over the Denver Broncos.Orleans Darkwa rushed for 117 yards against what was the league's No. 1 run defense to lead the 23-10 upset, helping the team overcome a litany of injuries.The Broncos were coming off a bye but fell to 3-2 on the season, while the Giants improved to 1-5 with the win.This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's game against the New York Giants and was carted into the locker room.According to Andrew Mason of the team's official site, he was almost immediately ruled out for the rest of the game.The injury occurred near the end of the third quarter when Giants safety Landon Collins dove for an incomplete pass and caught Sanders' ankle. He had five catches for 76 yards before coming out.Sanders has only missed 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Sunday's Premier League games saw Brighton & Hove Albion hold Everton, before Southampton and Newcastle United played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at St Mary's Stadium.The results leave Newcastle in ninth place, just two points off Chelsea in fifth, while Everton inch a point further away from the bottom three. 2017-18 Premier League Week 8: Sunday's ResultsBrighton & Hove Albion 1-1 EvertonSouthampton 2-2 Newcastle United Premier League Standings (Goal Difference)1. Ma 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Roger Federer said his focus is to win ATP the World Tour Finals in London after he beat great rival 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Pep Guardiola attacks, Jose Mourinho defends, Crystal Palace score and Ronald Koeman struggles - lessons from the eighth Premier League weekend. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The sheriff's office in Humphreys County, Tennessee, confirmed former Chicago White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb died Saturday night in an ATV accident, according to the Associated Press (via WPSD in Paducah, Kentucky).The White Sox provided a statement about Webb's death:The AP reported authorities confirmed Webb suffered head trauma in what was described as a "tragic accident." Webb's wife and two others were injured.Webb appeared in 94 games over four years with the White 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
By Johnny Edward: Former German national team coach Martin Adomeit will train Nigerias top ranked table tennis player, Aruna Quadri, as he intensifies his preparation for the 2017 ITTF World Cup to be held from October 20 to October 22 in Liege, Belgium, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Adomeits services were secured again by Joola ' a sports [] 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Indonesian football has been rocked by the passing of one its most iconic players, Choirul Huda, during an on-field collision with a team-mate.The post Goalkeeper dies after tragic collision with team'mate appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
UFC 217 is coming down the pipe pretty quickly, and headliners Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre have indulged in quite a press tour in preparation for the Madison Square Garden showdown.This week the duo headed north of the border to St-Pierre's home country of Canada andobviouslyspent some time paying their respects to the country's national winter sport of hockey.After a heated staredown in Toronto that led to some pushing and St-Pierre terrifying a child backstage with his libe 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The goalkeeper was not comfortable with Mancini's explosive nature, and believes he was treated appallingly after losing his place to Joe Hart 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Houston Astros starter Dallas Keuchel struck out 10 batters en route to a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday.Justin Verlander took the mound for Game 2 and proceeded to pitch a complete game and earn a win, fanning 13 Yankees along the way. The duo combined to mark the first time in MLB history that a pair of teammates have begun a playoff series with victories in which they struck out at least 10 batters, per Elias Sports Bureau (h/t ESPN.com).Both pitchers ha 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Simon Mignolet was barely troubled by the Premier League's top scorer on Saturday, but he is certain that important goals will come at Old Trafford 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Sam Allardyce believes he should not have left his role as England coach and confessed he still regularly thinks about his early departure, Skysports reports. The 62-year-old took charge of just one game as England boss after taking over in July last year a 1-0 win over Slovakia in September before leaving his [] 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Mauro Icardi scores a 90th-minute winner from a controversially awarded penalty to complete his hat-trick as Inter win the Milan derby. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Nigerian players were in devastating form for their respective clubs abroad at the weekend as at least three of them scored brace for their outfits. Out-of-favour Super Eagles star, Henry Onyekuru, kick-started an exciting weekend for Nigerians abroad when he scored a brace for his Belgian side RSC Anderlecht in their 4-3 away win at KV Mechelen on Friday. Belgian midfielder, Pieter Gerkens, opened scoring for Anderlecht quite early in the 18th minute; Onyekuru doubled the lead in the 30th minut 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Indonesian football has been rocked by the passing of one its players,Choirul Huda, during an on-field 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The Inter captain insisted he did not care about his critics after his three-goal outing secured a dramatic derby victory over AC Milan 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
On an evening of exciting football in Serie A, late drama ensued as Inter Milan were awarded a controversial penalty in the closing stages of the game to take all three points and the bragging rights of the city, while keeping within distance of leaders Napoli. A hat-trick from Mauro Icardi, with a last-gasp penalty in the 89th minute gave the hosts a victory, although replays show the foul onDanilo D'AmbrosiofromRicardo Rodrguez was a soft one. Goals from Suso andGiacomo Bonaventura gave.. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston suffered an injury to his throwing shoulder Sunday during the second quarter of the team's Week 6 game against theArizona Cardinalsand did not return.He will get an MRI on his right shoulder Monday, according to Roy Cummings of TBO.com. X-rays were negative, per Kevin O'Donnell of Fox 13, who added it's unclear whether Winston will be able to play next week.When asked about the injury, Winston said, "I'll be back. Soon,&quo 
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