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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [19 OCTOBER, 2017].


Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Barcelona shrugged off an early Gerard Pique red card and the distractions of a first match at the Camp Nou since a violent crackdown of an independence referendum in Catalonia to beat Olympiakos 3-1 on Wednesday. A Dimitrios Nikolaou own goal and second-half strikes from Lionel Messi and Lucas Digne ensured a comfortable evening for [] 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
wait on Gombe Bulls, Kano Pillars The Nigeria Basketball Federation has insisted that Mark Mentors and Civil Defenders basketball clubs of Abuja may represent Nigeria at the 2017 FIBA Africa Club championship if Gombe Bulls and Kano Pillars Basketball clubs fail to respond to the queries issued by them. NBBF President Musa Kida in a communiqu released on Wednesday said the board was not unaware of the debates for and against the federation's position to replace Kano Pillars and Gombe Bulls 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The opponents of the home base Super Eagles for the 2018 African Nation Championship (CHAN) will be known on November 17 when the draw will be conducted by the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) in Rabat, Morocco. CHAN 2018 will be hosted by Morocco from January 12th to February 4th in the cities of Agadir, []The post 2018 CHAN: Super Eagles To Know Foes Nov 17 appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
As the Super Eagles await their World Cup opponents in the draws holding in Moscow on December 1, former Super Eagles head coach Austin Eguavoen, has gone spiritual, praying for the team to have easy opponents at the Mundial.The post 2018 FIFA World Cup draws: Eguavoen goes spiritual, wants soft group for Eagles appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The Arizona State Sun Devilsadded one of the best athletes in the 2018 recruiting class afterLuguentz Dort committed to the team Wednesday, Scout's Evan Daniels reported.Playing his high school ball at the Conrad Academy in Orlando, Florida,Dort has tremendous strength to go along with his 6'4" frame.Daniels noted Dort is the third-best recruit to select Arizona State in school history. The Florida native is a 4-star prospect, the No. 30 player in the country and the No. 3 shootin 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Billionaire businessman and philanthropist, Sir Kensington Adebukunola Adebutu has redeemed his pledge to hand the Super Eagles the sum of N50 million for being the first African team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. Sir Adebutu, who also sponsors a teenage women's tournament, delivered the cheque for the amount to Super Eagles' [] 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The Old Lady had to rely on a late Mario Mandzukic goal to limp past Sporting CP in a low-quality affair at the Allianz Stadium 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
BBC Sport condenses four hours of Wednesday's parliamentary hearing into discrimination, bullying and the way the Football Association is run. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The English FA has sincerely apologised to Eniola Aluko after new evidence found she was subjected 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe were all on target in another big Champions League win for Paris Saint-Germain at Anderlecht. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe were all on target in another big Champions League win for Paris Saint-Germain at Anderlecht. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
United States president Donald Trump has accused the NFL of 'total disrespect' after it decided it 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis and apparel giant Nike reportedly agreed to a new contract before the start of the 2017-18 NBA season.According to ESPN.com's Nick DePaula, the two sides came to terms on a "multi-year shoe deal" to keep Davis with the Swoosh.Davis has been with the company ever since he debuted with the Pelicans in 2012.During that time, Nike has watched Davis blossom into one of the Association's biggest statistical marvels, having averaged at leas 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Golden Arrows fought back from a goal down to claim a 1-1 draw away to Absa Premiership leaders Baroka FC at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday evening. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Barcelona were not made to pay for Gerard Pique's needless red card as Lionel Messi scored his 100th European goal against Olympiacos. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Barcelona were not made to pay for Gerard Pique's needless red card as Lionel Messi scored his 100th European goal against Olympiacos. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Barcelona continued their impeccable start to this season's Champions League after a convincing win over Olympiakos on Wednesday. Coming into the game off the back of a hard fought draw with Atletico Madrid on the weekend, the Blaugrana were looking to bounce back with a victory. 'Barcelona started the game as they meant to go on, with early pressure from the offset after Luis Suarez sliced a golden chance nice after the ball was flashed across the box by Deulofeu. In a fairly eventful 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona and potential ins and outs ahead of the January transfer window 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Bayern Munich breezed past Celtic at the Allianz Arena to go three points clear of the Brendan Rodgers' side in Group B. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
World Cup winner Mats Hummels says five-time defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich cannot currently be regarded as one of the top teams in Europe, Reuters. It is definitely the case that internally we have to improve a few things and pull together, Hummels told German magazine Sport Bild. Not everything is bad, but things are [] 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says "being good defensively is not a crime" as his side edge past Benfica in the Champions League. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Ben Simmons made his professional debut Wednesday night in the Philadelphia 76ers' 120-115 loss to the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena, and he told reporters after the season opener that being out on the floor following a year-long absence was surreal."It felt like I was playing 2K honestly," he said, according to Bleacher Report's Yaron Weitzman. "Just looking at [Joel] Embiid out there with the lights on his jersey. I was like, 'Man, I'm actually here 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner who is now at Norwegian side Rosenborg says Nigerian forward Samuel Adegbenro can fit in at Arsenal and any other top clubs in Europe Bendtner plays upfront for Rosenborg alongside the Nigerian who joined the team from fellow Norwegian side Viking for a fee in the region of 1.5m. Adegbenro wasted no time in settling into his new surroundings as he scored three goals in back to back Europa League game against Ajax Amsterdam to send the Dutch side packing fr 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the game as Manchester United beat 10-man Benfica 1-0 in Portugal thanks to a goalkeeping howler. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Manchester United managed to maintain their 100% winningrecordin this year's Champions League with an amazingly dull 1-0 win over Benfica inside a half-empty Stadium of Light on Wednesday evening. A bizzarre second half goal coming courtesy of a Marcus Rashford free-kick, who later left the field with an injury, was enough to separate the two tremendously mundane sides and put the Red Devils three points clear at the top of Group A. The opening 45 minutes was one that is hard to put into... 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The Belgium Under-19 international was given the nod in the Portuguese outfit's European meeting with the Red Devils on Tuesday evening 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Kashim Shettima, the Borno State governor, has given a brand new car to one of the assistant coaches of the Super Eagles, Imama Amapakabor, who has now been hired to handle El-Kanemi Warriors. Amapakabo was brought in to replace Ladan Bosso and he has since been handed a lucrative deal, which will reportedly fetch him []The post Borno Governor Gives Amapakabo Brand New Car appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The Universal Championship and WWE title will be better off when Brock LesnarandJinder Mahal aren't holding those prizes anymore.Lesnar's schedule makes it all but impossible to build around him. He is holding the universal crown hostage as a sometimes-star disguised as a special attraction.Mahal's issue is not his attendance; it's his aptitude for the mat game. He's simply not good enough to be a top champion.But for much of 2017, those two men have been their brand&#03 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
By Amaechi Agbo The Nigerian energy giant Aiteo, one of the African leaders in the production and distribution of hydrocarbons, is the new title sponsor of the CAF Awards, an annual ceremony where actors who have distinguished themselves during the year in the football family are honoured. Last Sunday in Lagos, Nigeria, on the sidelines [] 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony had some things to say about the New York Knicks before his new team faces his old one in Thursday's season opener.According to ESPN.com, Anthony said he was "pushed out" by the Knicks and felt "stabbed in the back." New York traded him to the Thunder this offseason after a tumultuous tenure that included playoff appearances and public back-and-forths with then-president Phil Jackson."I always envisioned myself coming ba 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Celtic endure a night to forget in Europe as they lose 3-0 away to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Beaten by the Bavarians, the Northern Irishman says his team must "respect where we are at as a club" when it comes to individual quality 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Boston Celtics $128m forward Gordon Hayward fractured his ankle in their NBA season opener against Cleveland Cavaliers. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Lionel Messi netted his 100th goal in European competition on Wednesday, as Barcelona breezed past Olympiacos 3-1 at the Camp Nou in the UEFA Champions League.After an own goal saw the Blaugrana take the lead, their task was made tougher by a red card for Gerard Pique. But Messi's century goal, coming from a free-kick, made the game safe in the second half, ensuring Barcelona preserved their perfect record in this year's competition.Paris Saint-Germain also have a perfect record, with 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Manchester United made it three wins from three in the Champions League with a 1-0 triumph in Lisbon against Benfica while Chelsea had Eden Hazard to thank for rescuing a point at home to Roma. The action got underway inAzerbaijan with Qarabag producing an excellent defensive display to earn themselves their first point of the tournament. The shock 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid meant Chelsea had a golden opportunity to put one foot in the Last 16. It started so well for the Blues with... 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Atletico Madrid remain winless in this seasons UEFA Champions League after a 0-0 draw with Azerbaijani champions Qarabag FK on Wednesday in Baku. The Spaniards drew their first Group C game at Roma before losing 2-1 at home to Chelsea. Atletico now face an uphill task to reach the round of 16 of the competition. [] 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Three top teams Manchester United, Paris Saint Germain and Bayern Munich all recorded wins while English Premier League champions, Chelsea drew 3-3 with AS Roma in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night. ' Manchester United maintained their 100% record in the UEFA Champions League this season, defeating Benfica 1-0 in Lisbon. Marcus Rashford grabbed [] 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
English clubs are "narrowing the gap" on Europe's elite in the Champions League, says ex-Manchester United defender Phil Neville. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
By Monica Iheakam The home based Super Eagles team will know their opponents for the 2018 African Nations 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The 2017-18 NBA season is only on game old, but Memphis Grizzlies fans are already growing restless with Chandler Parsons.Although the Grizzlies captured a 103-91 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night at FedExForum, Parsons heard boos from the crowd as he mustered six points on 2-of-2 shooting from the field and 1-of-5 shooting from the free-throw line.As it turns out, those jeers didn't sit well with the swingman."It's tasteless," Parsons said, according to th 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Eden Hazard and Edin Dzeko scored two goals each as Chelsea and Roma played out a thrilling 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Chelsea went into this home tie against Roma knowing that a win would give them breathing room of five points at the top, as Atletico Madrid drew 0-0 with Azerbaijani side Qaraba'. Alvaro Morata returned to Antonio Conte's side since being helped off early in the first half in the league defeat to Manchester City. N'Golo Kante's injury forced Conte to delve back into the archives, employing David Luiz in midfield. It was looking like a typical Champions League away performanc 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Chelsea forced AS Roma to a 3-3 draw at the Stamford Bridge in Wednesday's Champions League match. The Blues took a deserved 2-0 lead inside the first 37 minutes through goals from David Luiz and Eden Hazard but Aleksandar Kolarov and Edin Dzeko scored in the 40th and 64th minute to level proceeding before Dzeko []The post Chelsea Force Roma 3-3 As Barca Beat Olympiacos 3-1 appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Chelsea have reportedly joined the growing ranks of top European clubs interested in signing 16-year-oldGenoastrikerPietro Pellegri.According to Calciomercato, the Blues and Manchester United have joined Serie A clubs ACMilan, Inter Milan and Juventus in the race to sign the teenager, but Genoa presidentEnricoPreziosi will "not entertain any offers less than 40-45 million."Additionally, says the report,Preziosihopes a bidding war will drivePellegri's price up, and Milan are lookin 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Well, that was fun.Chelsea and Roma didn't play inspiring defense during their Champions League matchup at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, but it's hard to imagine anyone watching cared. The resulting 3-3 draw was a thrilling back-and-forth affair, highlighted by braces from Eden Hazard and Edin Dzeko.David Luiz andAleksandarKolarov also scored for Chelsea and Roma, respectively.Squawka Football shared the game stats from the exciting contest:The draw left Chelsea atop Group C with seven 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The Houston Rockets will be without point guard Chris Paul, who's dealing with a bruised left knee, when they play the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night, the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen reported.Paul injured the knee in Houston's 122-121 victory over the Golden State Warriors to open the 2017-18 NBA regular season. He finished with four points, eight rebounds, 11 assists and two steals in the win.Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni said the nine-time All-Star played &q 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed Wednesday the team will place defensive end Cliff Avril on injured reserve, according to SiriusXM NFL Radio.NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted Avril is considering retirement.Avril suffered a neck injury in Week 4 against the Indianapolis Colts. Rapoport reported he was dealing with "some numbness" down his arm after the injury.Prior to this season, Avril had been a rock in Seattle's defensive line with just one missed game f 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Antonio Conte warned Jose Mourinho to stop talking about Chelsea after the Manchester United boss criticised managers who complain about injuries.The post Conte hits back at Mourinho over injury jibe appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The Manchester United boss needs to worry only about his team and not about the Blues, according to his rival manager 


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