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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [21 OCTOBER, 2017].


Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Coach Gernot Rohr has warned his Super Eagles players to brace themselves up for a tough adventure when the group stage draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup is made on December 1, at the State Kremlin Palace, Moscow.The post 2018 World Cup Draw Eagles ready for group of death ' Rohr appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
LSU boosted its 2018 recruiting class in a big way Friday as 4-star forward Darius Days announced his commitment to the Tigers, according to CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein.Days, who stars at The Rock School in Florida, is 247Sports'No. 58 overall prospect and 13th-ranked power forward in the 2018 class. He's the state of Florida's eighth-best player at his position.Listed at 6'7" and 218 pounds, Days can move back and forth between the two forward spots. His current skil 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Michigan has added a big-time playmaker in the 2018 class with the commitment of tight end Mustapha Muhammad.Per ESPN's Tom VanHaaren, Muhammad officially committed to the Wolverines on Friday.VanHaaren noted Muhammad told him in April he would be going to Michiganbut waited until Friday to make it public.247 Sportsconsiders the 4-star recruit the No. 145player in the country and fifth-best tight end, thanks mostly to his impressive combination of size and athleticism.Muhammad stands at 6&# 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon will not be in the lineup Friday night against the Brooklyn Nets due to asore ankle, according to theOrlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins.Gordon was plagued by a left foot fracture in his rookie season, but he's otherwise been healthy during his time in Orlando.That trend held true last yearwhen the22-year-old averaged a career-high 12.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 0.8 steals on 45.4 percent shooting from the field as he transitioned to a new role as the Magi 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The Green Bay Packers placed quarterback Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve Friday with a broken collarbone.The move puts Rodgers out for eight weeks, according to The MMQB's Albert Breer, but he could be designated as the team's return player if he makes a speedy recovery.TheGreen Bay Press Gazette'sAaron Naglernoted the Packers can bring two players off injured reserve this season, so if they activate two before Rodgers is healed, he will be out for the remainder of the season.Rod 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
New Orleans Pelicans big man Alexis Ajinca will miss at least one month with a knee injury.Per Chris Mannix of the Vertical,Ajinca will be out four to six weeks after receiving bilateral knee injections forpatellar tendonitis after sitting out Wednesday's season opener against the Memphis Grizzlies.Ajinca didn't offer much offensively last season, averaging 5.3 points per game on 50 percent shooting for New Orleans.However, the 29-year-old averaged 0.6 blocks per contest and held oppon 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
By Tony Ogaga The maiden edition of Onimaba Youth Games will take place today at Ige Adubi Way, Igando, 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Fernando Alonso will continue to drive for McLaren in 2018 after signing a contract extension with the team. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Now in its third year as a franchise, New York City FC -- with the help pf Patrick Vieira -- is looking to build a legacy in the city. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Arsene Wenger has played down rumours Mesut Ozil will join Premier League rivals Manchester United, but the Gunners boss didn't explicitly rule out a transfer for the player whose contract expires next summer.Speaking at a press conference ahead of Arsenal's league game at Everton on Sunday, Wenger sought to cool the links between Ozil and United, per the club's official website (h/tAlex Smith of theDaily Mirror): "We have to deal with all kinds of speculation when the player 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal as they continue the fight to hold on to Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The 2017 American League Championship Series will go the distance after Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros shut down the New York Yankees to capture a 7-1win in Game 6 on Friday night at Minute Maid Field.While it wasn't quite a redux of his masterful nine-inning performance in Game 2, Verlander was brilliant with the Astros facing elimination.Over the course of seven scoreless innings, Verlander scattered fivehits and registered eightstrikeouts to baffle a group of Yankee hitters that 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
With qualification sealed for Russia 2018 the Celeste are giving their sharpshooter for a break in the upcoming friendly double-header 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Everything you need to know ahead of the Catalans' league game at home to the struggling Andalusians on Saturday... 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona and potential ins and outs ahead of the January transfer window 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The Blaugrana will be looking to keep their fine start to the 2017-18 season going by beating La Liga's bottom club on Saturday night 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says he is "not worried" but is "realistic" about his future after his side lose 3-0 at home to Brighton. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The former FIFA chief, who is suspended from all football activities for six years, says he will attend the tournament in Russia 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Chicago Bulls forward Bobby Portis has apologized to his teammates for a fight during practice on Tuesday that left Nikola Mirotic with fractured bones in his face and a concussion.Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg told reporters Friday that Portis' apology came during a team meeting but declined to offer specifics."He didn't address us today, but he did address the team before so that was taken care of," Bulls guard Justin Holiday said (via ESPN's Nick Friedell).Shams Chara 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
In a year when five different players held the No. 1 ranking in women's tennis, Garbine Muguruza and Simona Halep are among those hoping to finish 2017 at No. 1 as they play at the year-end championships in Singapore. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Jim Furyk, the Captain of US Ryder Cup team wants Tiger Woods included and has said that they will have a chip on their shoulder when they defend the trophy in France next year despite their strength in depth. See also:NGF/Awa Ibrahim Open: Participants Get Free Entry Fee, Accommodation, Others Furyk was speaking after a []The post Captain Wants Woods In U.S. Ryder Cup Team appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Goal takes a look at the amount of money earned by the biggest teams in the Champions League, and the answers may surprise you 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
.as Antonio Conte hits back at claims players are unhappy Blues boss Conte still doesnt know if David Luiz or Tiemoue Bakayoko will be fit to face Hornets as he defends his training programme amid claims of fatigue in his squad CHELSEA fear Cesc Fabregas may be their only fit senior midfielder for the crunch []The post Chelsea fear Cesc Fabregas will be only fit midfielder against Watford appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Chelsea have joined the race for highly rated wonder kid Pietro Pellegri with Calcio Mercato reporting Genoa will not entertain an offer less than 40-45 million. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul could reportedly miss up to a month as he continues to battle a bruised left knee, according to theNew York Times' Marc Stein.Paul, who did not play down the stretch of Tuesday night's season opener against the Golden State Warriors, missed Wednesday's clash with the Sacramento Kings and has already been ruled out for Saturday's home opener against the Dallas Mavericks.According to Stein, the Rockets will continue to list him as "da 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
National team coaches comprising Scott Nnaji, Ayinla Johnson, Adeka Daudu, Emma Odah and others are drilling prospective Kwese Premier League players in the ongoing Kwese Prospect Camp holding in Kaduna. A total of 65 campers participating in the inaugural edition of a basketball youth camp were taken through various drills in the morning and afternoon sessions of the opening day at the outdoor courts of the Murtala Square, Kaduna. The camp, a youth development initiative targeted at grassroots 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The Chelsea manager is surprised people are showing an interest in the matter and is focusing only on the Premier League champions 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The Premier League champions are not training as much this season due to the increased demands of playing in the Champions League 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Manager Antonio Conte believes Chelsea are working 70 per cent less this year due to their tough schedule, Skysports reports. Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte says his players are operating at 70% less this season because of their heavy playing schedule. The defending champions struggled in their last two Premier League games, losing to Crystal [] 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The Eagles have been nothing but disastrous so far this season, but the return of the Ivorian looks set to bring the best out of the team once again 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy underwent surgery on his right knee Friday to "repair damage to the articular cartilage."Mark Zuckerman of MASN noted the Nats' announcement confirmed it was a debridement and microfracture procedure. He's expected to rehab"throughout the offseason."Murphy parlayed his memorable 2015 playoff run with the New York Mets into a monster debut year with the Nats. He set new career highs in batting average (.347), home run 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre' Bembry will be out of action after suffering a fractured wrist.Per Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press, the Hawks announced Bembry's injury and said they were "unsure" how long he would be out.In his second season out of Saint Joseph's, Bembry was expected to play a bigger role in the Hawks' plans in 2017-18 as they begin a rebuild. He played 18 minutes in the season opener against the Dallas Mavericks, scoring six points and grabbing 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Dallas Mavericks rookie Dennis Smith Jr. will miss Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings due to a knee injury.Per Mavs beat writerEarl K. Sneed, the team announced that Smith would be out with a left knee effusionbefore the start of Friday's matchup.Drafted ninth overall by the Mavericks in June, Smith made his presence known with a strong summer league effort. The19-year-oldaveraged 17.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.2 steals in six games during the exhibition season.He continued th 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
In a refrain that's become all too common over the past five years, Derrick Rose is hurt once again.Per Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue announced Rose suffered a sprained ankle during Friday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks and is unlikely to play tomorrow against the Orlando Magic. Jose Calderon is expected to start against the Magic.Lue added Rose's injury "doesn't look good." The 29-year-old played well on Friday with 12 points on 3-of-4 shoo 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he has 'no idea' when record signing Paul Pogba will be fit again after the French midfielder suffered a hamstring injury.The post Doubt over Pogba's return to EPL action appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The Juventus man was joined be club-mate Alex Sandro, who appears to have edged out Filipe Luis, for Brasil Global Tour's November stop in Europe 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton is on the bench after suffering an injury to his hamstring in Friday's game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center. Per Josh Robbins of theOrlando Sentinel, Payton was diagnosed with a strained left hamstring and will not play in the second half.Payton has been one of Orlando's most durable players over the past three seasons, missing a total of nine games. The 2016-17 campaign was the most productive of his career, as he averagedcare 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Super Eagles goalkeeper trainer Alloy Agu has insisted Vincent Enyeama will have to fight his way back 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Super Eagles goalkeeper trainer, Alloy Agu, has said the return of retired captain of the team, Vincent Enyeama, is a good thing. Agu said with the former captain returning to fitness after a six-month injury layoff, will spur competition among current crop of goalkeepers in the national team. Enyeama has been out for six months due to injury with his fitness issues coinciding with a decision by his club, Lille's new manager, Marcelo Bielsa, to axe him from the team main squad, but the Arg 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Idris Adesina Former Nigeria goalkeepers Joe Erico, Ike Shorunmu and Joseph Dosu have said the return to training of former Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama, is not a threat to the Russia 2018 World Cup chances of Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi, who played in the Eagles qualifiers. Nigeria qualified for footballs showpiece event with [] 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Brighton & Hove Albion are up to 10th after beating West Ham United 3-0 in the Premier League on Friday night. Two goals from Glenn Murray and a terrific strike by Jose Izquierdo were enough to give the visitors all three points at the Hammers' London Stadium.The defeat leaves West Ham mired in relegation trouble in 17th, just two points and one place above the drop zone. It means the pressure will continue on beleaguered manager Slaven Bilic.Here are the updating standings after the fi 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
By Johnny Edward: Cameroonian superstar Samuel Etoo was on target as Kenneth Omeruos wait for a win in his second spell in the Turkish Super Lig with Kasimpasa continued on Friday night. Super Eagles defender Omeruo was in action in Kasimpasas 2-1 loss away to Antalyaspor on Friday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Omeruo played all 90 minutes [] 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Nigerias image has attained a positive rating in far away United States when the former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and current President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, received the prestigious $250,000 World Food Prize Laureate. Adesina had in the early hours ofFriday in Des Moines, the capital city of []The post Excitement as Adesina gets $250,000 World Food Prize Laureate in US appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Ne 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn is "doing a very good job" says Baroness Sue Campbell, the FA's head of women's football. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
With the likes of Tiemoue Bakayoko and N'Golo Kante both unavailable, the manager admitted he has very few options in the engine room 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Mali and Ghana will renew their rivalry at the U-17 level when they meet in a World Cup quarterfinal at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati on Saturday (today). Mali earned their place in the last eight by finishing runners-up to Paraguay in Group B, before thrashing Iraq 5-1 in their last 16 clash on Tuesday, while Ghana topped Group A and then ousted fellow Africans Niger 2-0 on Wednesday. These teams are familiar foes and it is fitting that they are the continent's last repres 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The New York Knicks backcourt depth may be tested, as rookie guard Frank Ntilikina is dealing with a sprained ankle. On Friday, the Knicks announcedthat Ntilikina is questionable for their 2017-18 home opener against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.Newsday's Barbara Barker tweeted a photo of Ntilikina being helped off the court during Friday's practice after he turned his left ankle:The Knicks selected the Belgium native with the No. 8 overall pick in the 201 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
British fighter Lauren Williams claims a breakthrough World Taekwondo Grand Prix title on a brilliant day for the GB team in London. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Ghana has indicated willingness to attend the forthcoming 2017 edition of the Lagos International Taekwondo classics holding from November 23 to 25, at the Sir Molade Okoya Thomas multipurpose hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, which is the fourth in the series. Other countries whose entries have also been received are Senegal, Mali and Seychelles among others. Chairman of the main organising committee, Jimmy Ogunowo, made this known in Lagos while explaining the level of preparations ma 
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