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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [22 OCTOBER, 2017].


Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Maurice Ekpenyong made history at the just concluded 2017 African Patrons Cup Polo Tournament as he powered his Abuja Almat team to successfully defend the General Hassan Cup title they won on first attempt last year. 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
With perpetual Georgian Cup champions, EL-Amin sitting out the 99th edition of the oldest running polo tournament in Africa, the Kaduna event is guaranteed to produce a brand new champion this year as a record forty teams confirmed participation. 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
In demonstration of its commitment to positive customer experience, Nigeria's network, 9mobile in partnership with football betting organisation,70th Precincthas rewarded winners of its football bet service, Prediktor 6 Promo.The post 9mobile rewards football enthusiasts appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Agent: Mbappe only wanted Barca 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Sergio Aguero equalled Manchester City's all-time scoring record after netting a penalty in the first half of his side's Premier League home game against Burnley on Saturday. It was the Argentina striker's 177th goal in City's colours, taking him level with Eric Brook, who played for the club between 1928 and 1939. Aguero, 29, struck from the spot in the 30th minute at the Etihad Stadium after Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope was adjudged to have fouled Bernardo Silva. He was mak 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Ajax return to winning ways 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide remained undefeated Saturday by manhandling the Tennessee Volunteers 45-7 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.Alabama's defense turned in another dominant performance, as it held Tennessee to 108 yards of total offense and limited Vols quarterback Jarrett Guarantano to 44 yards, no touchdowns and one interception on 9-of-16 passing.The Crimson Tide improved to 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the SEC with the victory, while Tennessee dropped to 3-4 with a 0-4 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Alex Cora's wait to become a manager in Major League Baseball is reportedly coming to an end.According to a report from The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal on Saturday, Cora and the Red Sox have agreed in principle to a three-year deal once the Houston Astros' season is over.After retiring following spring training in 2012, Cora spent four years working as an analyst for ESPN. The Astros hired him as a bench coach prior to the 2017 season.Before working with the Astros, Cora had multiple 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Amakhosi to pounce on Castro 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
AmaZulu come back to stun Downs 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Atlanta 1996 Olympics silver medallist, Fatimat Yusuf-Olukoju, tells Idris Adesina about her athletics career, the way forward for the sport and many more in this interview A new administration is in charge of athletics in the country. What should be its focus' A lot of things need to be done. The new board made a [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
After days of speculation Argentina have finally confirmed their opponents for a second friendly in November as La Albiceleste will remain in Russia to face Nigeria in Krasnodar. Jorge Sampaoli's side were already scheduled to face World Cup hosts Russia at the recently reconstructed Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on November 11 but after failing to organise friendlies with the likes of Spain, France and Ukraine, Argentina will now travel to the Southern city of Krasnodar to meet Nigeria on No 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Argentine manager Jorge Sampaoli has named a 22 -man squad including Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero for their upcoming friendly against Russia and Nigeria in Russia, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Jorge Sampoalis side will face Russia on 10 November before taking on Nigeria four days later. Sampaoli, who guided Argentina to a third place finish third in [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Arrows salvage a point against Polokwane 

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Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Arrows snatch a point at Baroka 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Quadri, African Table Tennis Champion, has crashed out of the ongoing International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Cup in Liege, Belgium. Quadri suffered a 6-11, 7-11, 6-11, 7-11 loss to Japan's Jun Mizutani in the Round of 16 on Saturday. He made this known on his twitter account shortly after his defeat. According to him,..."The post Aruna Quadri Crashes Out of ITTF World Cup appeared first on OsunDefender. 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Aruna Quadri, African Table Tennis Champion, has crashed out of the ongoing International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Cup in Liege, Belgium. Quadri suffered a 6-11, 7-11, 6-11, 7-11 loss to Japan's Jun Mizutani in the Round of 16 on Saturday. He made this known on his Twitter account shortly after his defeat. According to him, it's end of the road for me in the World Cup. 'Lost 4-0 to Jun in round of 16 and he is so much stronger than me. 'Thanks to all that supporte 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Barca down Malaga at Camp Nou 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insisted on Saturday the Catalan giants cannot be used on either side of a political battle over Catalonias drive to gain independence from Spain. A powerful symbol of Catalonia across the world, Barca have been caught in the political crossfire in the weeks following an independence referendum, deemed illegal by..."The post 'Barca Wont Be Used As Political Tool' appeared first on OsunDefender. 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Blaugrana president Josep Maria Bartomeu says the club have no plans to leave La Liga following the approval of a record budget 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Barcelona dismissed another day of political chaos in Catalonia to continue on their merry way at the top of La Liga by beating Malaga 2-0 at the Camp Nou.The post Barcelona roll on calmly amidst Catalan chaos appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Substitute Michy Batshuayi and defender Cesar Azpilicueta each scored inside the final 20 minutes to help Chelsea win a six-goal thriller against Watford at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Chelsea won 4-2 to move above the Hornets into fourth in the Premier League after coming back from 2-1 down in the second half. Watford had gone []The post Batshuayi Scores Twice As Chelsea Beat Watford 4-2 appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Bayern Munich make it three wins in a row under Jupp Heynckes as they beat Hamburg to move level at the top of the Bundesliga. 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Benzema agent quashes Arsenal link 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Power forward Bobby Portis addressed the media Saturday for the first time since the Chicago Bulls suspended him eight games for fighting with teammate Nikola Mirotic during practice Tuesday.Per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, Portis said "I'm pretty sure we can move past this" as the 2017-18 NBA season continues.Bulls beat writer Sean Highkin provided a clip of the forward's full remarks:Per Johnson, Portis said he sent Mirotic text messages but hasn't received a r 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Usain Bolt hopes he can begin his football career in 2018, revealing 'a lot' of clubs had reached out to him.The post Bolt ready for football in 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Huddersfield have ended Manchester Uniteds unbeaten run after they defeated the Jose Mourinhos side 2-1 at the Kirkless Stadium on Saturday. The Terriers took a two-goal lead in the first half courtesy of Aaron Mooys 28th minute goal and Laurent Depoitres 33rd minute strike. But they saw their lead cut to one goal difference in []The post Breaking! Huddersfield End Man Uniteds Unbeaten Run, Win 2-1 appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Brighton add to West Ham's woes 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Bucs have the October Derby edge 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
The winger's attitude has been called into question recently, but his coach insists there is no problem with his mindset 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Chambers suffers recovery setback 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Saracens edge out a stubborn Ospreys side to maintain their 100% start to their Champions Cup defence at Allianz Park. 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Antonio Conte breathed a sigh of relief after Chelsea came from behind to snatch a 4-2 win over Watford. 
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Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Michy Batshuayi came off the bench to score twice as Chelsea fought back from behind to win a six-goal thriller against Watford. Chelsea were on the back foot for much of this contest at Stamford Bridge but two goals from Batshuayi, either side of an 87th-minute header from Cesar Azpilicueta, snatched the champions a much-needed []The post Chelsea fight back to win 4-2 at Stamford Bridge appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
The Blues' defenders have scored 19 times since the beginning of last season, more than any other club 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Chelsea's Luiz a doubt for Watford 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
The Nigeria international got off the mark in the French top-flight as Claudio Ranieri's men eased to a comfortable win at the Stade de la Beaujoire 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Chiefs, Pirates play out stalemate 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Chippa held by Maritzburg 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Coach Abdullahi Usman Biffo has declared himself available to any side in dire need of his services for the upcoming league season. 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Conor McGregor was captured on video using a homophobic slur backstage at UFC Fight Night 118 on Saturday evening in Gdansk, Poland.In a video posted to YouTube (warning: NSFW Language), McGregor can be seen walking alongside featherweight contender Artem Lobov in the aftermath of The Russian Hammer's unanimous-decision loss to Andre Fili.In an attempt to apparently console Lobov, McGregor appears to call Fili a homophobic slur several times while cameras are trained on him."I thought 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Conte hits back at Mourinho jibe 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Antonio Conte insists he isnt scared of being sacked by Chelsea. The Italian avoided seeing his Premier League winners suffer their third straight top-flight loss on Saturday when Chelsea came from behind to beat Watford 4-2 at Stamford Bridge. The Blues had come into the game against Marco Silvas in-form side having been beaten by Manchester City and rock-bottom Crystal Palace. The last time Chelsea lost three league games in a row was two seasons ago when Jose Mourinho oversaw the clubs worst 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Cosmos fined R500 000 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
It has been nearly three years since the Scotland international player last missed a game in England's top flight 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Here's a big hot topic as of late: the UFC's seeming lack of any prospective future superstars.Ronda Rousey is gone and may or may not come back (she won't be back). Jon Jones' He's looking at some hard times spent on the sidelines after his second USADA violation. Conor McGregor' Maybe he'll be back to fight Tony Ferguson or someone else, or maybe he won't; it's not like he needs the money.Where is the next McGregor, the big international star who be 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
De Sa wants to build on Bucs display 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
The NBA fined New Orleans Pelicans centerDeMarcus Cousins$25,000 for "inappropriate language" he directed toward a fan during the team's 103-91 road loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night at the FedExForum. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN passed along the news Saturday. James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area noted the punishment is in response to an incident from late in the fourth quarter when Cousins received a technical foul, which the NBA has now rescinded.After the contest 
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