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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [20 OCTOBER, 2017].


Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Nigerians itching to watch the Super Eagles at the 2018 FIFA World Cup may not need to worry, as newly launched TV network, Kwese tv has acquired the rights to beam the tournament live to Africa and beyond.The post 2018 World Cup live on Kwese Sports appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Ayo Dosunmu is bringing his unique playmaking skills to theIllinois Fighting Illinistarting with the 2018-19 season.Dosunmu announced his commitment to the school Thursday night:In explaining his choice,Dosunmu talked about how he wants to make a big impact on the Illinois program."I had a chance to grow a legacy. I think I'm the best point guard in the country and there's no better place to prove it then my home state," he said, per the Chicago Sun-Times' Michael O&#039 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
No fewer than 57 schools in the FCT are expected to take part in the 2017 Principals' Cup tournament, scheduled to kick off from Nov. 8 to Nov. 28. The Vice-Chairman of the FCT Football Association, Patrick Ngwaogu, who made the announcement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in [] 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Idris Adesina The Athletics Federation of Nigeria on Thursday released its calendar for the 2018 athletics season. According to the calendar, the federation will organise Golden Leagues in Kaduna, Lagos, Ibadan, Enugu and Port Harcourt. Athletes representatives and technical director of the AFN, Sunday Adeleye, told our correspondent that the federation would take the welfare [] 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Disclosing this in statement, the energy solution giants said that it signed a partnership agreement with the Confederation of African Football(CAF)on the sponsorship of the CAF Awards on October 15 at the corporate head office of Aiteo in Lagos.The post Aiteo celebrates title sponsorship of CAF Awards appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
By Amaechi Agbo President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has assured that the country's football-governing body is fully committed to bringing innovations and improved packages to the organization of the Aiteo Cup competition, following Sunday's final at the Agege Stadium, Lagos. The football may not have enraptured, but the organization and [] 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Nigeria's foremost energy solutions company, Aiteo Group, has signed a partnership agreement with the Confederation of African Football(CAF) on the sponsorship of its annual award event,the CAF Awards.The post Aiteo partners CAF On Annual Award Sponsorship appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has described as 'well 'deserved 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Alexa Bliss discussed Nia Jax's absence from WWE Thursday, telling the New York Post'sJoseph Staszewski that Jax simply needed a break from the grind that is the WWE schedule."Whatever she is going through, I wouldn't necessarily call it a leave of absence," Bliss said. "She's taking some time off because our schedule is very grueling. It's very, very demanding. There are times where you are run down and your body can't do it anymore and you get sick 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Algerian Football Federation has confirmed Rabah Madjer as the new head coach of their national team. Following the sack of Lucas Alcaraz six months after his appointment in April, Madjer who had previously managed the national team in 1993, 1999 and 2002 becomes Algeria's fifth head coachin three years. The 1987 African Player []The post Algeria Appoint Madjer As Dexert Foxes Coach appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Algeria football legend has been handed the mantle to lead the Desert Foxes to the 2019 Afcon after a failed 2018 World Cup bid 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
LOS ANGELES It has to be a thrill to hear your name called as one of the starters at Staples Center with the Los Angeles Lakers.Julius Randle has long been heralded for his star potential, but on Thursday, when his team opens the season against the Los Angeles Clippers, he may be sitting on the bench watching Larry Nance Jr. take his place as the team's starting power forward.While the excitement surrounding draft picks Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma is palpable, expectations for the team as a 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Eniola Aluko could return to the England womens team after interim head coach Mo Marley said she would 100% consider picking the striker. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Eniola Aluko could return to the England women's team after interim head coach Mo Marley said she would '100%' consider picking the striker.The post Aluko can play for England again ' coach appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Dani Alves has urged no-one to get carried away by Paris Saint-Germain's performances this season until they add silverware to crown their on-pitch success. PSG are the only unbeaten side in Ligue 1 Conforama this season, currently sitting six points clear of the chasing pack and even at this early stage in the campaign are being hotly tipped to win back the domestic crown AS Monaco took from them in 2016-17. Unai Emery's men, who lifted the pre-season Trophe des Champions, are also 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Swansea coach expects his former mentor to stick to his plan and take time off instead of returning to the Premier League with the Foxes 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Swansea coach expects his former mentor to stick to his plan and take time off instead of returning to the Premier League with the Foxes 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has been taken off the UFC Fight Night card on Dec. 16when he was scheduled to fightJared Cannonier due to a potential drug test failure.Per a statement from UFC,Nogueira was informed by the United States Anti-Doping Agency on Thursday of a potential violation stemming from an out-of-competition drug test on Sept. 28.UFC noted it will be seeking a replacement opponent for Cannonier for the fight that will take place in Winnipeg, Canada.PerMike Bohnof MMA Junkie, Nogueira 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Bayern Munich veteran Arjen Robben is "relaxed" over his future at the club despite having yet to receive a new contract offer as speculation suggests he could retire from football at the end of this season.Robben is approaching the end of his current deal, which will expire in June 2018, but he told Sky Germany (h/tFourFourTwo) he's calm about the situation:"I am very relaxed. I've not been approached by anyone yet and I am in no rush. I feel good and only focus on foot 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Olivier Giroud's acrobatic late goal on Thursday was all Arsenal needed to beat 10-man Red Star Belgrade 1-0 in Europa League Group H encounter in an intimidating atmosphere. Both sides missed chances as Theo Walcott came close for Arsenal in the first half while Richmond Boaqye hit the woodwork at the other end and Petr []The post Arsenal Beat 10-man Red Star Belgrade 1-0 appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Arsene Wenger's men will look to put the disappointment of a Premier League defeat at Watford behind them in Belgrade on Thursday 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Arsene Wenger's men will look to put the disappointment of a Premier League defeat at Watford behind them in Belgrade on Thursday 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Mesut Ozil has reportedly told his Arsenal team-mates he is going to leave the club and sign for Manchester United.The World Cup winner is said to be confident he can secure a move to Old Trafford, but it is unclear if United are "willing to push through on a deal for Ozil," per John Cross atthe Mirror.The German is out of contract next summer, and therefore able to leave for free, and is "ready to make the bombshell move."A switch to Old Trafford would see Ozil reunited with 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal as they continue the fight to hold on to Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Followers of the Anfield side were faced with the prospect of being stuck in London for Christmas Day and have spoken up as a result 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Only two of Africa's players were named on the Ballon d'Or shortlist, but which is the continent's best bet for the award 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has admitted that his team are currently struggling for confidence after a run of three games without a win in all competitions. The Blues have lost their last two Premier League matches to Manchester City and Crystal Palace, and were held to a 3-3 draw by Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Azpilicueta has claimed that the mood in the Chelsea camp 'is not the best' as they prepare to welcome an impressive Watford in the Premier League th 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
World players' union Fifpro is to drop a legal bid to outlaw football's transfer system, says the sport's governing body Fifa. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Boston Celtics have officially signed D'Tigers' center, Daniel Ochefu adding more depth to their front court. Ochefu was released by the Washington Wizards last week after being used sparingly in his rookie season. The 6-11 centre logged 75 minutes of action over 19 games last season as a rookie for the Wizards. In that [] 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Super Eagles players William Troost-Ekong and Mikel Agu met with President Muhammadu Buhari and his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan in Turkey on Thursday. Buhari is in Turkey for the D-8 summit which begins on Friday. Troost-Ekong and Mikel, who play for Turkish Superlig side Bursaspor, were on duty when Nigeria defeated Zambia 1-0 in Uyo [] 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
By David Meshioye: Olympiacos Nigerian striker Emmanuel Emenikes Athens home was broken into by thieves on Wednesday night, according to reports in Greece. Fanatik reported that the burglars watched the former Super Eagles star leave his house before breaking in through the balcony door of his Athens mansion to cart away valuables like cash, jewellery [] 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The upcoming CAF Awards will not hold in Nigeria like has been the case for a couple of years now while the event was under the sponsorship of Globacom Limited (GLO), a Nigerian multinational telecommunications company. The Confederation of African Football says the 2017 edition will be held in Accra, Ghana on January 4, 2018 [] 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton skipped his mandatory weekly meeting with reporters Thursday ahead of Sunday's road game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.Steve Reed of the Associated Press confirmed Newton declined to attend the session through a Panthers spokesperson. Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer noted the star QB had never missed one of the required interviews when healthy.Vashti Hurt of Carolina Blitz pointed out Newton didn't show up for his non-mandatory 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
As South Korea's Y. E. Yang strode across the 18th fairway at Hazeltine National on a sunny August afternoon eight years ago, a television commentator said what everyone was thinking. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
As England begin their bid to regain the Women's Ashes, the players reveal what has happened since they won the World Cup. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Aymeric Laporte has spoken about interest from Chelsea last summer, while Antonio Conte is said to want to bring Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke to Stamford Bridge.Athletic Bilbao defender Laporte was asked in an interview about interest from the Blues and said only: "I can't say, it's confidential," per L'Equipe (h/t Sport Witness).The centre-back went on to discuss his international chances with France and also responded as to whether he "suffers throughl 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Blues are looking to break out of a three-game winless streak when they take on the high-flying Hornets at Stamford Bridge on Saturday 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Antonio Conte, the Chelsea manager, has blamed his sides 3-3 draw with Roma in the Champions League on the absence of three key players in his squad, including Super Eagles' Victor Moses. A brace from Eden Hazard and an additional tally from David Luiz counted for nothing, with the Italian opponents replying through former Manchester []The post Conte Blames Roma Draw On Absence Of Moses, Others appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Idris Adesina Crown have fired 14 of their players after they finished fifth in the National League last season. The Ogbomoso club garnered 50 points in the Southern Conference and missed out on promotion to the Premier League. Spokesman for the side, Kunle Oyeleye, the management were not pleased with the performance of the team. [] 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Dallas Mavericks rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. recorded 16 points, 10 assists and three rebounds during Wednesday's season-opening loss to the Atlanta Hawks. In doing so, he became the youngest player in NBA history to collect at least 10 assists during an NBA debut, per the Elias Sports Bureau (viaESPN.com).The 19-year-old broke the previous record held by Isaiah Thomas, who recorded 11 assists at age 20 during his first contest with the Detroit Pistons.Smith was selected with the No 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Bruce Harris, the brother of Dallas Mavericks point guard Devin Harris, was killed on Thursday following a car crash at the age of 38.Per Eddie Sefko of theDallas Morning News, Bruce Harris was involved in a crash on Dallas'Central Expressway and was pronounced dead at TexasHealth Presbyterian Hospital on Thursday afternoon, the Dallas County medical examiner's office confirmed.Sefko noted Devin was excused from the Mavericks' team practice on Thursday after he appeared in the sea 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
For the first time since 1988, the Los Angeles Dodgers will play in the World Series after defeating the Chicago Cubs, 11-1, in Game 5 of the 2017 National League Championship Series.Enrique Hernandez was the offensive hero for Los Angeles with three home runs and seven RBI, including a grand slam in the top of the third inning. Clayton Kershaw exorcised his playoff demons with one run allowed on three hits with five strikeouts over six inningsto lead the Dodgers to their first NL pennant in 29 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Bursaspor star William Troost-Ekong met face-to-face with President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari and Turkish 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Blues forward put in a good performance against Roma and he was positive about his side's chances this season despite a bad spell of form 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Super Sand Eagles coach Adamu Ejoor has promised to blend experience with youth in the forthcoming COPA Lagos beach soccer competition. The tournament has been scheduled to take place from December 8 to 10 at Eko Atlantic City. Ejoor said the players discovered recently by Swiss coach Angelo Shirinzi would fight for roles in the [] 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
NIGERIA'S SUPER Eagles could face the Three Lions of England in a friendly game just before the 2018 World Cup after it emerged the FA had contacted the NFF about a possibly friendly. England are through to next year's World Cup and are looking to prepare for the competition with other competitive teams. English FA [] 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
English Football Association bosses faced calls to quit on Thursday over their shambolic handling of the Mark Sampson affair as Britains sports minister urged the organisation to sort itself out. A report released during a British parliamentary committee hearing on Wednesday found former England womens coach Sampson had made racist remarks to players Eniola Aluko [] 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Former captain and goalkeeper of the Super Eagles Vincent Enyeama has been handed a lifeline by coach of the team Marcelo Bielsa following his return from a six months injury lay off. Enyeama and 11 others were deemed surplus to requirements by Bielsa upon his appointment as coach of the team in the summer , [] 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Former SuperEagles Captain and Lille Metropole of France goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has admitted he is truly excited to return to training with the Ligue 1 club, following six months out with injury. Enyeama's fitness issues coincided with a decision by the club's new manager, Marcelo Bielsa to axe the former Super Eagles captain from Lille's [] 


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