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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [23 OCTOBER, 2017].



Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Lagos 24 exceptional kid-golfers were rewarded with scholarship award of N1.4 million at the final of the 2017 edition of NGF/Awa Ibrahim Junior Open Golf championship. A breakdown of the largess showed that first position winners in the four categories will pocket N200, 000 each; second positions will earn N100, 000 each and third []The post 24 Teen-golfers Win 1.4m Awa Ibrahim Scholarship appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The crisis that has engulfed the Athletic Federation of Nigeria since the inauguration of a new board over two months ago has deepened as members of the federation have accused the president, Ibrahim Gusau, of running a one-man show. The AFN released a new calendar for the season recently with some members claiming they were not aware of the plans for the new season. The vice president of AFN, Olamide George, told New Telegraph that it was so unfortunate that other members were not carried along 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Al Ahly of Egypt became the first club to score six goals in a CAF Champions League semi-final match as they crushed Etoile Sahel of Tunisia 6-2 in Alexandria Sunday to reach the title decider.The post Ahly score record six goals to reach final appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Idris Adesina Nigerias Efe Ajagba on Saturday won his professional career after knocking out Americas Luke Lyons in their heavyweight bout in New Jersey. Ajagba needed less than three minutes to defeat his opponent to continue his unbeaten run since he turned pro in July. The fight was one of the undercards in the World [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
By David Meshioye': Smarting from their 4-2 loss to Celtic in Saturday's Betfred Cup semi-final match, Hibernian defender Ambrose Efe says all is not lost in their ongoing quest to make a good impact this season, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.' The former Celtic defender is upbeat that Hibernian players are will work hard to ensure that the [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The Cruiserweight Championship scene experienced a potential shake-up Sunday night at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs when Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann defeated Jack Gallagher and Brian Kendrick in a tag team match in Minneapolis.As Kendrick had Alexander locked in the Captain's Hook, Swann came to his partner's defense and hit a Phoenix Splash on Kendrick. That allowed Alexander to recover and hit the Lumbar Check for the victory.205 Live showed the winners:Bleacher Report&#0 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Argentina coach, Alejandro Sabella, has named Barcelona star, Lionel Messi in his squad for a friendly international against Nigeria next month.The post Argentina names Messi, Aguero, Di Maria for Nigeria friendly appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Montpellier gave up the lead at home as Don Armand crossed twice to secure an important Champions Cup victory for Exeter. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Alexa Bliss was successful in her defense of the Raw Women's Championship against Mickie James at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs in Minneapolis on Sunday, but her next challenge should be her biggest one yet.Playing possum in the corner, Bliss Irish whipped James into the middle turnbuckle. That gave Bliss the opening necessary to hit her devastating DDT for the pinfall.WWE showed Bliss having her hand raised in victory:Bleacher Report's Dave Schilling enjoyed the match:James El 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The expansion side drew another record crowd on Sunday for its match against Toronto FC, surpassing a couple of marks along the way 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Festus Abu Super Eagles powerful defender Leon Balogun has hinted he will return from injury earlier than expected after undergoing an operation on his broken cheek bone. The 29-year-old German-born Mainz 05 player was forced off the field in the 79th minute in his teams 2-0 defeat by Schalke 04 in their Bundesliga clash at [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
BARCELONA Lionel Messi has not yet signed his new four-year contract with Barcelona but the club say they are already preparing to offer him a lifetime deal, similar to the one signed by Andres Iniesta earlier this month. Messi, 30, agreed a new contract with Barca in July, but he has not yet sat [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
All season, the Pittsburgh Steelers' success has been predicated on feeding Le'Veon Bell.Suffice it to say Bell won't go home hungry Sunday.The Pro Bowl running back accounted for nearly 200 yards of total offense and Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdown passes, as the Steelers earned a 29-14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.Bell rushed for 134 yards and added 58 on his three receptions. It's his second consecutive game with at least 30 carries and 100-plus yards on the grou 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Last season's Supporters' Shield winners missed the postseason and as a result of this year's failures will look different in 2018 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Finn Balor defeated AJ Styles on Sunday night at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs in Minneapolis, which suggests a move into the main event scene could be in the Irishman's future.After a back-and-forth exchange in which neither star gained a serious advantage, the turning point came when Styles missed a 450 splash. As he got back to his feet, he received a running dropkick from Balor, which was the prelude to the Coup de Grace.Styles and Balor quickly put their differences aside after 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Updated CAF Confederation Cup semi-final, second leg results Sunday:The post CAF Confederation Cup semi-final results 1st update appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The Uruguayan's brilliant free-kick salvaged a share of the points for the visitors, who were reduced to 10 men when Neymar saw red 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Edinson Cavani scores a 93rd-minute free-kick to salvage a draw for Paris St-Germain against Marseille after Neymar is sent off. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The Los Angeles Clippers announced Sunday that point guard Milos Teodosic is out indefinitely after he suffered a plantar fascia injury in his left foot during the second quarter of Saturday's win over the Phoenix Suns.TheNew York Times' Marc Stein relayed the Clippers' official release:Teodosic, who signed a two-year, $12.3 million deal with the Clippers in July, started each of the team's first two games at point guard.In 32 minutes over that stretch, the 30-year-old floor 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Antonio Conte insists he isn't scared of being sacked by Chelsea.The post Conte: I'm not scared of Chelsea sack appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
NFF: Only Super Eagles,Falcons will get bonus Dikko: CHAN Eagles are also Eagles Controversy has trailed the announcement of new bonus rule for all the national teams in the country by the Nigeria Football Federation after the body's Annual General Assembly last week. The NFF in a communiqu released after the AGA in Jos, Plateau State, said henceforth only the Super Eagles and the Super Falcons would be entitled to bonus payments for every match. Players, coaches and backroom staff of othe 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
There appears to be uneasy calm amongst the board members of the Nigeria Football Federation following the announcement of the date for elections. Members after the Annual General Assembly wore long faces as they broke into caucus strategizing ahead of next years elections. Before then, there have been cracks among members who sometimes disagreed over issues bordering on funds and the running of the secretariat. Our source said the choice of Katsina as the venue of the election did not go down w 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Erstwhile Super Eagles striker, Obafemi Martins, will undergo fresh scan in the coming days following fresh injury scare in Shanghai Shenhuas 1-1 away draw with Chongqing Lifan on Sunday. sports.sina.com.cn reported that the former Inter Milan and Wolfsburg striker was seen clutching his knee towards the end of the match, raising fears that he might [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The club played its final match at the only home it's ever known on Sunday, bringing down the curtain on 22 years at the stadium 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has called on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to recruit sportsmen and women who excel in sports into the Nigerian Police Force. Dalung made the call at the weekend when he visited the IG at the Louis Edet House, Police Force Headquarters in Abuja when he went to solicit his support for the One Service One Medal Games of the Military and Para military coming up in Kaduna in November. He also commended the IG for the positive and pract 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has called on the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim K. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker reportedly suffered a sprained ankle during Saturday's 12-9 win over the Cleveland Browns and was spotted on crutches after the game, according to NFL scribe Paul Kuharsky.Walker was a bright spot for the Titans last season. The veteran tight end tied for first on the team in receptions (65) and ranked second in receiving yards (800) and receiving touchdowns (seven).This season, Walker has been surprisingly quiet this season with 32 receptions for 3 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer admitted to being out late Friday night and into Saturday morning but said it didn't affect his preparation ahead of Sunday's 12-9 overtime defeat to the Tennessee Titans."I was out," Kizer said, according to Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot. "I was at the facility the next day. I'm not here to talk about my personal life."Cleveland.com shared Kizer's full comments on the subject:Cabot tweeted that Browns head 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Watching Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys light up a better-than-their-record San Francisco 49ers team on the road Sunday, I kept wondering if the experience resembled a summer fling for the Cowboys and their fans.It had to be a heck of a lot of fun, but it also had to be hard to fully enjoy while considering what likely looms.Just as an obligation to return to the real world has stomped out young love after Labor Day on countless occasions, there's a good chance the courts stomp out 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The trio of Super Eagles players, Moses Simon, Chidozie Awaziem and Odion Ighalo have fired warning 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The Phoenix Suns announced they fired head coach Earl Watson on Sunday following an 0-3 start to the 2017-18 season.Associate head coach Jay Triano will be the interim coach. ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news of the firing.Watson, who took over the job midway through the 2015-16 campaign after Jeff Hornacek was jettisoned, went 33-85 over two-and-a-half seasons in the desert.The 59-year-old Triano owns a lifetime record of 87-142, including two seasons (2008-09 and 2010- 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has decided against taking part in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), which is set to take place in Morocco on January. CAF announced last week that Morocco have replaced Kenya as the hosts of the 2018 CHAN after Kenya was stripped of the rights to host the competition. Following the []The post Egypt Withdraw From 2018 CHAN appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Ronnie O'Sullivan produces a clinical performance to beat fellow Englishman Kyren Wilson 9-2 and win the English Open in Barnsley. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Enzo Amore defeated Kalisto to recapture the Cruiserweight Championship at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs on Sunday night in Minneapolis and reclaim his spot atop the division.Enzo bent the rules in order to win. With the referee's back turned, he gouged Kalisto in the eyes, which stopped the former NXT tag champion dead in his tracks. From there, Enzo hit the Jawdonzo for the win.205 Live showed Enzo holding his reclaimed title belt:Former cruiserweight star Austin Aries followed th 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
With a move to Denmark on the way, the U.S. international watched from above as his time with the only club he's ever known came to an end Sunday 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The Man City boss is sure his side will lose games this season but insists complacency will not be a factor 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
It was a case of 'North London nine, Merseyside three' as Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal inflicted thumping defeats on both Liverpool and Everton respectively in the Premier League on Sunday.The post Everton vs Arsenal: Wayne Rooney recreated his famous first league goal appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Ian Wright and Martin Keown pick the Everton team they believe manager Ronald Koeman should select to end their poor run of form. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The Brazilian was unfortunate to be sent off against Marseille, according to Paris Saint-Germain's coach 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Former Great Britain fighter Aaron Cook claims World Taekwondo Grand Prix bronze for Moldova - despite struggling to fund his career. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott made the most of his opportunity Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers after a district judge placed a temporary restraining order on his six-game suspension.Elliott ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in Dallas' 40-10 win over the 49ers. He also caught one pass for 72 yards and a touchdown. His 219 total yards were a career high, eclipsing the 209 he gained in a 35-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10 last year.According 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The Mercedes driver has moved a step closer to a fourth Formula One world title following a dominant win at the United States Grand Prix in Austin on Sunday. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
FIFA is considering changing the rules that govern a players eligibility to represent a national team, BBC Sport reports. At present, players who have played a competitive international for one team cannot switch to another national side. Cape Verdes football federation has proposed this rule be relaxed in cases where a player has played only [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Lewis Hamilton edged closer to a fourth world championship on Sunday when he won the United States Grand Prix ahead of title rival Sebastian Vettel in a Ferrari. Mercedes star Hamilton now has a 66-point lead over Vettel with just three races left. Hamiltons win also allowed Mercedes to retain the world constructors championship. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Third seed Serbias Pedja Krstin has expressed his happiness about being the winner of the second leg of the Governors Cup Lagos Tennis. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Krstin defeated Frances Johan Tatlot, seeded seven, in three sets, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to win the trophy and the cash prize of $3,000 at the [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
SuperSport United booked their place in the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup showpiece following a 3-1 (4-2 on aggregate) win over Club Africain at the Stade Olympique de Rads on Sunday evening. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Lewis Hamilton won the United States Grand Prix but is yet to wrap up the F1 world championship after Sebastian Vettel finished second. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Lewis Hamilton moves closer to fourth world drivers' title with a dominant victory at the United States Grand Prix. 
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