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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [17 OCTOBER, 2017].



Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The Alabama Crimson Tide picked up a key addition for their 2018 recruiting class Monday with a commitment from combo guard Jared Butler.Butler announced his decision on Twitter:"I'm headed to the University of Alabama and I picked them because I talk to God a lot and my family a lot and we've spent months and days talking and it seemed like the best situation and the best people," he said of his decision, per Scout's Evan Daniels. "I love them a lot and they love m 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
With Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers potentially out for the remainder of the 2017 season, former teammate Greg Jennings argued there isn't a more valuable player in the NFL.Jennings told TMZ Sports that Rodgers is "absolutely" more important to the Packers than Tom Brady is for the New England Patriots.Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Rodgers will soon undergo surgery on his broken right collarbone and that the injury could be season-ending, according 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will undergo surgery for his broken collarbone.On Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network shared word from Packers head coach Mike McCarthy confirming the news. Rapoport added the surgery "likely means his season is over."This comes after the Packers announced Sunday that Rodgers broke his collarbone in the first quarter of his team's 23-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.Tom Pelisseroof NFL Network noted Rodgers suffered the injury after he t 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The Morocco international has seized his chance with Real Madrid, but has a lot to learn from the missteps of his more seasoned counterpart 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Adamawa United have blamed bad refereeing and poor administration for their failure to gain promotion to the Nigerian top flight, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Chairman of the Yola National League side Emmanuel Zira slammed the states sports ministry for disappointing the team. Zira, whose team ended in seventh place in the Northern Conference, [] 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Lagos Alaba Adetunji has said that the encouragement from the Nigeria Police was the inspiration behind her fine form in recent times as she won the 2017 Ikeja Ladies Club Championshipon Thursday. According to her, I am overwhelmed by the support accorded me by all here; the caddies, my fellow players and most especially []The post Adetunji Dedicates Ikeja Victory To Nigeria Police appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The strength that lies in unity is the secret behind Nigeria's upward surge in both the boardroom and the pitch in global football, so says President of the Confederation of African Football, Mr. Ahmad. Ahmad spoke on Sunday at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos at a meeting with Congress of Nigerian Football, which also had in attendance Members of the NFF Executive Committee. 'If you (the Executive Committee and Congress) did not support Amaju (Pinnick) in his decision to support the Ch 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Energy solution company Aiteo Group has moved in as new sponsors of the annual Confederation of African Football awards. According to the Nigeria Football Federation, the agreement was signed in Lagos at the weekend. Spokesman for the NFF Ademola Olajire said CAF president Ahmad Ahmad, vice-presidents Kwesi Nyantakyi and Omari Selemani, as well as Emergency [] 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
By David Meshioye:Barring any last minutes hitches, former Algeria star Rabah Madjer is expected to be named as the countrys new coach by the Federation of Algerian Football (FAF) on Thursday. Lagazettedufennec.com reported on Monday that although the former Desert Foxes skipper was evasive in confirming his appointment when quizzed by reporters during a ceremony [] 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
By Umar Muhammad Puma Governor Umaru Tanko Al-makura of Nasarawa state has congratulates the state female team the 'Amazons' for winning the 2016/2017 Nigerian women football league. In a statement signed by his special Assistant media and publicity, Ahmed Tukur Al-Makura said with this resounding victory the female team has made the state proud.. The [] 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
By Ochiaka Ugwu America will continue to promote Baseball in Nigeria, United States Deputy Ambassador To Nigeria, Mr. David J. Young has said. Mr. Young said this in a reception in Abuja at the weekend in honour of visiting American Baseball star, Jeremy Guthrie who came on the invitation of the embassy to mentor Baseball [] 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
By Johnny Edward:Former Super Eagles forward Emmanuel Amuneke believes Francis Uzoho has enough quality to compete for a place in the World Cup bound squad if given a chance, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Teenage goalkeeper Uzoho made an impressive debut for Deportivo La Coruna, keeping a clean sheet in Sundays 0-0 draw at Eibar and Amuneke believes [] 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Monaco may reportedly find it hard to turn down a big-money bid from Arsenal for Thomas Lemar in January, while AC Milan striker Andre Silva is said to be a potential replacement for Alexis Sanchez.According to L'Equipe (h/t Sport Witness), Monaco could seriously consider selling Lemar if Arsenal were to offer100 million when the transfer window reopens in the winter.The France international has endured a tough start to the season and has managed just two assists so far, according to WhoSco 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal as they continue the fight to hold on to Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona and potential ins and outs ahead of the January transfer window 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
By George Aluo Akwa United manager, Abdul Maikaba has assured that Akwa United won't fumble in the 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
By Johnny Edward:The Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad believes that the Super Eagles of Nigeria are the strongest team to have qualified from Africa for the Russia 2018 World Cup, Completesportnigeria.com reports. The Super Eagles and Egypt are the two African teams to have secured qualification for next years World Cup in [] 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The comeback New York Yankees are at it again.After overcoming a 2-0 deficit against the Cleveland Indians in the American League Division Series, the Bronx Bombers earned their first win of the American League Championship Series on Monday with a commanding 8-1 victory over the Houston Astros in Game 3 at Yankee Stadium.New York still trails the series 2-1 but has momentum on its side thanks to three-run homers from Todd Frazier and Aaron Judge and a shutdown pitching performance from CC Sabath 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Chelsea as Antonio Conte looks to build on his title success in his second season in charge 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
A goalkeeper in Indonesia's top division has died after colliding with a team-mate during a league match. Choirul Huda, 38, was rushed to hospital on Sunday but pronounced dead shortly after arriving, doctors said. In a statement released on the website of his club Persela FC Dr Yudistiro Andri Nugroho said Huda suffered [] 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Antonio Conte has warned that Chelsea will find it difficult to defend the title after their shock defeat by Crystal Palace and questioned whether his squad is strong enough to compete on several fronts. In an echo of his frustration in the summer about the club's failure to acquire a number of key transfer targets [] 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Former international defender Craig Moore is adamant critics will not force Australia head coach Ange Postecoglou out the door. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
While Floyd Mayweather's victory over Conor McGregor surpassed many fans' expectations in terms of entertainment value, UFC President Dana White is skeptical about the odds of a rematch between the two stars.Asked about the possible bout on Pardon My Take (h/t Sports Illustrated's Chris Chavez), White said, "I never say never but I doubt it."It's not like fans were left with any doubt regarding who was the superior boxer following Mayweather's TKO victory in Au 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum will undergo surgery on his separated left shoulder.On Monday, the Jazz announced Exum would undergo the surgery in an effort "to stabilize the AC joint of his left shoulder" after he separated it in an Oct. 6 preseason contest against the Phoenix Suns.The announcement noted the surgery will happen Oct. 24 and "further updates will be provided when appropriate."This comes afterAdrian Wojnarowskiof ESPN reported Saturday the point guard was "wei 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The manager knows his side's Champions League clash at lowly APOEL is crucial after BVB's rough start to group play 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green questioned the defensive prowess of the Houston Rockets leading up to the 2017-18 season in a Monday interview.Mark Medina of the Mercury News noted Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni discussed the Warriors with ESPN, saying, "You're not gonna stop them. It's just not gonna happen. They're not gonna stop us, either."Green heard the quote and said, "I don't know how serious they take defense with that comment,&quot 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has maintained that Elderson Echiejile is the best option for Nigeria in the left back position of the team. Echiejile has been roundly viewed by many as the weak spot in the team but Rohr insist he still remains the best in the position for now, citing his regular run of games at Turkish side Sivasspor as one of the reasons. There has been several calls for the manager to drop the 29 year old for recently capped defender Ola Aina, but Rohr said as...The post Ech 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The NFL Players Association filed a request for a temporary restraining order that would once again delay the six-game suspension levied against Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, ESPN's Josina Anderson reported Monday.Last week, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated Elliott's injunction against the suspension, meaning the punishment is set to go into effect with Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers.According to Anderson, lawyers representing Elliott and 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The leader of the independent investigation into historical child sex abuse in football has counselling to deal with evidence he has heard. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Roger Federer is eyeing a seventh ATP Finals crown and has not ruled out pinching the world no. one ranking from Rafa Nadal, if he maintains the form that won him his second Shanghai Masters trophy on Sunday. The 19-times grand slam winner claimed his 94th title and sixth this year with an emphatic defeat []The post Federer Eyes 7th ATP Finals Title, Top Ranking After Shanghai Triumph appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
By Chidera Akalonu The Super Eagles of Nigeria moved up to the 41st position in the World and retained 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
still 5th In Africa The Super Eagles of Nigeria moved three spots in the latest FIFA Rankings released by world football governing body FIFA. Nigeria's win over Zambia wasn't factored into the calculations for the rankings for September with FIFA giving the Eagles point for the win and the draw picked up against Cameroon. They were rated 44th in the August rankings, but the four points picked up in the World Cup 2018 qualifiers tie against Cameroon has helped them move three spots to 4 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Coach Gernot Rohr has warned against another pay strike at the World Cup if the country hoped to improve on their previous outings at the global tournament. Nigerian national football team German head coach, Gernot Rohr celebrates after the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match between Nigeria and Zambia in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, []The post FIFA To Pay Nigeria N4.5 Billion For Qualifying For Russia World Cup 2018 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The alpine ski racing season kicks off in the Austrian Alps at the end of this month. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Frenchman Carlos Takam will fight titleholder Anthony Joshua for the IBF world heavyweight crown on October 28th after the original challenger Kubrat Pulev suffered a shoulder injury, fight promoter Eddie Hearn announced Monday. Cameroon-born Takam, 36, is ranked third by the governing body and Hearn revealed he had told him to be on standby in [] 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Wales boss Warren Gatland says he "won't subject himself" to taking charge of the British and Irish Lions in 2021. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Tana Aiyejina Nigerian stars on Monday crashed out of the first round of the ongoing 17th Governors Cup Lagos Tennis Championship at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan. Ivorian Joel Meda defeated homeboy Emmanuel Idoko 6-2 1-6 7-5 in the mens singles of the Main Draws of the Futures 5 while Andrew Itodo also fell [] 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
.ahead of planned academy in Rivers State In continuation of the process for the setting of a Real Madrid Academy in Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday toured training facilities of Real Madrid Football Club. The governor met with officials of the club, football megastar, Cristano Ronaldo and Real Madrid Captain, Sergio Ramos, where further modalities were discussed. Governor Wike was accompanied on the inspection tour by the State Commissioner for Sports, Boma Iyaye, and former Niger 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
None of the Nigerian players who played their first matches of the Main Draws of the second leg (Futures 5) in the ongoing 17th Governors Cup Lagos Tennis Championship failed to live up to expectations as they could not survive the superior power of their better experienced foreign counterparts on Monday. Hugo Largo of Spain beat Christopher Itodo of Nigeria in straight set of 6-1 6-1. Ivorian Joel Meda also defeated Emmanuel Idoko in 6-2 1-6 7-5 game. Chandril Sood of India got the best out of 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
None of the Nigerian players in action in the first round of the Main Draws of the second leg (Futures 5) in the ongoing 17th Governors Cup Lagos Tennis Championship survived the firepower of their foreign counterparts yesterday. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich called the sitting president a "soulless coward" Monday.Dave Zirin of The Nation reported the news, noting Popovich's comments were in regard to Donald Trump claiming former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush failed to call the families of soldiers who had died.According to Kevin Liptak of CNN, Trump said Monday he wrote letters to and planned on calling the families of four American soldiers who died in Niger in early October."O 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Monday that rookie linebacker Harvey Langi and his wife Cassidy remain hospitalized after being involved in a car accident Friday."I think they are doing better. Serious, but not life-threatening," Belichick said on WEEI'sDale, Holley and Keefe (h/t NESN.com's Zack Cox). "Probably will take a little time before either one of them are back to normal, but they both are making progress. Hopefully, [they] will be released s 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Ole Miss and former football coach Houston Nutt agreed to a settlement regarding the lawsuit Nuttrefiled last week, according to Tyler Greever of WJTV 12 News in Jackson, Mississippi.Greever also shared Ole Miss's official statement:"Certain statements made by University employees in January 2016 appear to have contributed to misleading media reports about Coach Nutt. To the extent any such statements harmed Coach Nutt's reputation, the University apologizes, as this was not the i 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Lagos Danny Willett, former Masters Champion has admitted he has endured an 'utterly ridiculous' period since his victory at Augusta and at times, 'just didnt want to play golf.' The Sheffield-born golfer picked up his first major title when he pipped Jordan Spieth to the Green Jacket in April 2016. Since then, however, Willett []The post How Injuries Take Shine Off Willett appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
It was a Milan derby which will live long in the memory, a match of high drama which had it all: a hat-trick, an own goal and a stoppage-time penalty. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
It was a Milan derby which will live long in the memory, a match of high drama which had it all: a hat-trick, an own goal and a stoppage-time penalty. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
By James Agberebi: Leicester City were forced to a 1-1 draw by visiting West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League on Monday night. Super Eagles duo Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho were in action for Leicester. The game was Iheanachos second league start in six games for Leicester as his search for his first [] 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Manchester City against Napoli promises fireworks, and a chance for the Senegal international to show why he would so suit the English giants 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang has expressed delight over Akwa United FC's success in this year's AITEO Cup following their 3-2 win against Niger Tornadoes in Sunday's final in Lagos.The post Ita Enang congratulates Akwa United appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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