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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [18 OCTOBER, 2017].


Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Former German national coach, Martin Adomeit has been engaged to coach Aruna Quadri at the 2017 ITTF World Cup holding on October 20 to 22 in Liege, Belgium. It was Joola ' asports manufacturing firm that secured the services of the German coach for the Nigerian as the lip service being paid by the Ministry []The post 2017 ITTF World Cup: German Coach For Aruna Quadri appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
It seems you just can't put the New York Yankees away.Down 4-0 in the seventh inning Tuesday night, the Yankees fought back to earn a 6-4 Game 4 win over the Houston Astros. Both Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez came through with a clutch hit during the four-run eighth inning.Didi Gregorius immediately showed his excitement after the game:New York had fallen behind 2-0 for the second series in a row, but the American League Championship Series is now tied 2-2 in the best-of-seven battle.Judge, 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The strength that lies in unity is the secret behind Nigerias upward surge in both the boardroom and the pitch in global football, so says President of the Confederation of African Football, Mr. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
By Amaechi Agbo Ahead of the last match in the World Cup Russia 2018 qualifiers, the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) have appointed Gabonese and Bukina Faso officials as centre and assistant referees for the November 6 Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier between Algeria and Nigeria. Federation of Algeria Football (FAF) confirmed on their [] 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Alonso full of praise for US sports fans 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Coach Imama Amapakabo has been officially unveiled officially as the new manager of the Nigerian top-flight team El Kanemi Warriors.The post Amapakabo's new El Kanemi manager appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Rights group finds evidence Myanmar army targeted Rohingya and committed crimes against humanity in Rakhine state. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Golden State Warriors announced Andre Iguodala will be out for Tuesday's 2017-18 season opener against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena while he nurses a back strain. Steve Kerr said Iguodala tweaked his back in the weight room over the weekend, and should be fine for the upcoming road trip, per Anthony Slater of the Atlantic.Omri Casspi will be available to play against the Rockets despite dealing with amild right ankle sprain, so he'll be an option off the bench for Golden St 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Antonio Conte has conceded Chelsea's 'thin' senior squad will force him to take risks in his team selection in the weeks ahead. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker says he has paid no attention to Troy Deeney's 'cojones' jibe but does want his team to toughen up. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The England international has penned fresh terms with the Gunners and revealed that he idolised Manchester United and Barcelona icons in his youth 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Reigning African football Queen, Asisat Oshoala has revealed that scholarships to study in China will be awarded to the best talents at the first-ever Asisat Oshoala Lagos state girls secondary schools football clinic, scheduled to hold in November in Lagos. The 5-day education and football clinic tagged 'Lagos girls football' is endorsed by the Lagos []The post Asisat Oshoala Promised To Offer Scholarship At Lagos Girls Footbal Clinic appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
NEYMAR is reportedly set to pocket over 2.5million every time he wins the Ballon d'Or at Paris Saint-Germain.The post Ballon d'Or : Neymar to earn over 2.5m if he beats Ronaldo, Messi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Argentine star is the world's best player even if he does not win the Ballon d'Or, his club coach has insisted 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Rafinha doesn't want to leave Barcelona, according to his father, despite reports linking the gifted Brazilian midfielder with a move away from the Camp Nou.Mazinho recently told Spanish source Radio Marca (h/t FourFourTwo) how his son has not spoken with other clubs about a transfer: "We haven't talked to anyone because, with an injured player, it's difficult to negotiate anything with other clubs. Besides, we have no interest (in a move) either. We have a contract with Barc 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona and potential ins and outs ahead of the January transfer window 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Former Super Eagles coach, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde has called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to stop pleading with Nigerian-born foreign players across Europe to play for the national team, saying such trend could hamper the nation's football development efforts. Onigbinde described as a big shame the recent trend in which a nation that has [] 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Red Devils can put themselves at least five points clear of third place at the halfway stage in Group A by winning in Lisbon on Wednesday 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Peter Bosz's side are still searching for their first victory in Group H after enduring a frustrating night in Nicosia. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Joshua was originally billed to square up against Bulgarian challenger, Pulev but he now has a new opponent in Frenchman Takam. Nigeria-born British boxer, Anthony Joshua, now has a new challenger for his mandatory title defense fight billed for Saturday, October 28. Joshua was originally billed to square up against Bulgarian challenger, Pulev but he []The post Boxing: Anthony Joshua Gets New Challenger appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Not only did the Boston Celtics lose Tuesday's season opener to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but they also lost Gordon Hayward to a gruesome ankle injury in the first quarter."You hurt for him," Celtics head coach Brad Stevens told reporters afterward. "I really feel for him."While this was the first time Stevens coached Hayward at the NBA level after the forward signed with Boston this offseason, he was Hayward's collegiate coach at Butler.Hayward was carted off the co 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Leicester City have sacked Craig Shakespeare after just eight months in charge, with the Foxes currently in the relegation zone of the English Premiership League. The Englishman took over as manager following Claudio Ranieri's sacking in February, despite the Italian guiding them to the Premier League title just a season before, and he guided them []The post BREAKING: Leicester City Sack Shakespeare appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Borussia Dortmund, finalists in 2013, face an early exit from the Champions League this year after a draw at Apoel Nicosia. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Team Cameroon on Saturday won her maiden African Women's Volleyball Championship title in front of her home fans in Yaound. The Indomitable Lionesses stunned Kenya with a straight sets victory 25-22, 25-19, 29-27 denying the East African's a fourth consecutive title at the Palais des Sports in the Cameroonian capital. Egypt earned the bronze medal [] 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly opted against running a previously scheduled tribute video for Kyrie Irving during Tuesday night's season opener against the Boston Celtics.According to The Athletic's Jason Lloyd, the Cavaliers said the video was "a floating moment" and that the "moment never presented itself."Cleveland.com's Joe Vardon first relayed word Monday the Cavaliers planned to honor Irving in his first trip back to Quicken Loans Arena after he was s 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
It took less than six minutes for Gordon Hayward's season to likely end. Six minutes for the Boston Celtics' hopes of unseating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference to all but vanish. One slight collision, one awkward landing and it was all gone.Then the Celtics and Cavaliers had to return to basketball.LeBron James nearly recorded a triple-double and Kevin Love added a double-double as the Cavaliers opened the 2017-18 NBA season with a 102-99 win over the Celtics.Kyrie Ir 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
British world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says he is "in no rush" to fight in the United States. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City both took big steps towards qualification for the knockout rounds of the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League with positive results on Tuesday.Spurs earned a creditable 1-1 draw with holders Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, and City downed Napoli 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.Liverpool got their first win of the group stage with a fantastic 7-0 win away at Maribor, while RB Leipzig edged a brilliant contest against Porto.Meanwhile, last season's semi-finalist 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Manchester City conceded two penalties one that was squandered, one that was scored as they edged Napoli 2-1 on Tuesday to tighten their grip on Champions League Group F. In a much-hyped clash of the highest-scoring teams in Europes five major leagues, City swiftly went 2-0 up through Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus [] 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Liverpool eased the pressure on Jurgen Klopp as Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah inspired a 7-0 thrashing of Maribor in the Champions League on Tuesday. After drawing their first two European fixtures and spluttering in the Premier League, Liverpool arrived in Slovenia with critics questioning Klopps signings and tactics. But, for once, Klopps team showed [] 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
A pair of stunning second-half saves from Hugo Lloris salvaged a precious point for Tottenham Hotspur as they held European champions Real Madrid 1-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday. Both sides remain unbeaten in this seasons Champions League and well placed to progress to the last 16. They each have seven points after Cristiano [] 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Chelsea have blamed the senior national team of Nigeria for the hamstring injury picked up by Victor Moses in their 1-2 loss to Crystal Palace last weekend.The post Chelsea blame Nigeria for Moses injury appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Kaizer Chiefs edged out Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 in an Absa Premiership match at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria on Tuesday night. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2) will try to win consecutive games for only the second time this season when they host the Cincinnati Bengals (2-3) on Sunday as solid home favorites.The Steelers rebounded from their second loss of the season with an impressive 19-13 road win over the Kansas City Chiefs, who suffered their first loss of the campaign and third straight setback against Pittsburgh.NFL point spread: The Steelers opened as four-point favorites; the total was 41 early in the week, accordi 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Watford can follow up their last-gasp heroics against Arsenal last weekend with a win over Chelsea on Saturday. That is according to midfielder Tom Cleverley. The former Manchester United midfielder scored in injury-time, after Troy Deeney had cancelled out a Per Mertesacker header, to condemn the Gunners to another away defeat and lift the Hornets []The post Cleverley: Watford can beat Chelsea! appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
This wasn't supposed to be the New York Yankees' year. Just don't tell the Yankees.After dropping the first two games of the American League Championship Series to the 101-win Houston Astros, the Yanks won Game 3 8-1 on Monday.Then on Tuesday, New York engineered an inspiring comeback in the Bronx to even the series. Even more frighteningly for Houston, burgeoning bashers Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez awoke to enable the 6-4 win.These pinstripes-clad whippersnappers are two victori 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Antonio Conte says the injury problems that threaten to derail Chelsea's season have been caused by his side's increased workload.The post Conte blames Chelseas injury woes on hectic schedule appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Alvaro Morata is in line to make his return from injury for Chelsea against Roma. The Blues face Roma in the Champions League group stages on Wednesday, hoping to virtually assure qualification for the knock-out rounds with a home victory. Chelsea have beaten both Qarabag and Atletico Madrid in their two games so far, and lead Group C by two points. Roma are second in the group and so a home win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday would solidify Chelsea as the leaders, and Morata is expected to retu 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Three-time Tour de France defending champion Chris Froome may get to grips with the cobbles planned for stage nine by racing Paris-Roubaix. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
As Oscar Pereiro crossed the line for the last time in the 2006 Tour de France, there was no celebration, no adulation from the crowd. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Borne out of the determination to make a statement at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has appealed to the National Assembly to appropriate sufficient funds for sports in the 2018 budget. The Minister reasoned that for any meaningful success to be recorded by Nigerian []The post Dalung makes case for sports in 2018 budget appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
If the Boston Celtics eventually hope to repair their relationship with Isaiah Thomas, it may not happen until Danny Ainge departs.The Celtics general manager appeared on WEEI ahead of Tuesday's season-opening matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers and made it clear he felt little sympathy for Thomas' frustration at being traded."I don't know what we owe him," Ainge said. "We gave him an opportunity while he was here."Thomas, who was traded to Cleveland as par 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Deportivo La Coruna boss Pepe Mel has praised the courage of former Nigeria U-17 goalkeeper Francis Uzoho who made an historic La Liga debut for the club during the 0-0 away draw against Eibar on Sunday. The 18-year-old, who arrived at the club from Qatars Aspire Academy in January, produced four important saves to help Deportivo claim a point. After regular first-choice goalkeeper Ruben had suffered a finger injury, Deportivo boss Pepe Mel opted for the Nigerian ahead of the experienced Costel 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Phoenix Suns will keep their top young stars on the payroll after exercising the 2018-19 team options on Devin Booker, Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender, per Evan Sidery of Bright Side of the Sun.Booker is going into his third year with the Suns and will now have one more season under team control before the front office has to make a decision about an extension. Chriss and Bender were each lottery picks in 2016 and will also have team options for the 2019-20 season.The Suns confirmed the ne 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Slovenian champions Maribor experienced the full force of what Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, on their day, can do. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Harry Kane says Tottenham showed they "can handle" playing in the Champions League after a draw at Real Madrid moves them towards the last 16. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Manchester City were grateful to their goalkeeper as he made a crucial penalty save against Napoli after the dominance of Pep Guardiola's men faded. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Lagos Imama Amapakabo, the former Rangers and Enyimba coach, who was unveiled by El-Kanemi Warriors in a ceremonyon Tuesdayas their new manager, has said that the Maiduguri job presented a fresh challenge to him in his coaching career. Amapakabo, who spoke to INDEPENDENT immediately after his unveiling in Maiduguri, said that he was ready to []The post Elkanemi Offer Fresh Challenge To Me ' Amapakabo appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The teenage forward will be better for his experience against Dijon, says his manager, with it important to learn from games that do not go to plan 
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