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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [26 OCTOBER, 2017].


Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The world's premier show jumping competition will introduce a $10 million end-of-season playoff next year. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
BEST GOALKEEPER: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) BEST GOAL (PUSKAS AWARD): Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) BEST COACH: Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid) BEST PLAYER: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) FAIR PLAY AWARD: Francis Kone (Senegal) BEST YOUNG PLAYER (GOLDEN BOY): 2017 Golden Boy Award voting points: Mbappe 291 (WINNER) Dembele 149 Rashford 76 Jesus 72 FIFA [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell said a waiter in Alabama refused to serve him because he knelt during the national anthem earlier this MLB season.In an interview with TMZ Sports, Maxwell said he was eating with a city councilman when the waiter said he wouldn't serve the group. After voicing its concerns to restaurant management, the group was granted a different server.Maxwell became the first MLB player to protest during the anthem when he took a knee before Oakland's 1-0 win 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia have unveiled Brazilian Coach, Rafael Everton Lira, as their new Manager. At the short ceremony which held at the Warriors home ground in Umuahia, Club Chairman, Chief Emeka Inyama disclosed that the former Fluminense FC of Brazil playmaker, has signed a two-year contract. Chief Inyama said in signing Everton, []The post Abia Warriors Unveil Everton As New Manager appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Abia Warriors Unveil Everton as New Manager 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Abia Warriors, has officially unveiled Brazilian coach, Raphael Everton, as their new manager for the new season. Abia Warriors confirmed Everton's unveiling on their official Twitter handle on Tuesday. Everton who once handled NPFL club IfeanyiUbah, had been announced as Abia Warriors new manager two weeks ago. He takes [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Should the Los Angeles Dodgers win their first World Series since 1988, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez won't be there to see it.Gonzalez is vacationing with his family in Europe and will not be in attendance for the Fall Classic, according to the Los Angeles Times' Bill Shaikin.The Dodgers shut Gonzalez down for the rest of the season in September as a result of tightness in his back. The 35-year-old hasn't appeared for the team in the 2017 playoffs and was left off the World Serie 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Nigeria's Efe Ajagba profile continues to rise on the international stage as he won his second professional boxing career bout after knocking out America's Luke Lyons in their heavyweight bout in New Jersey over the weekend. Ajagba needed less than three minutes to defeat his opponent to continue his unbeaten run since he turned pro ...The post Ajagba wins another pro fight in USA appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
New Orleans Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis suffered a knee injury during Tuesday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers.According to Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans' website, Davis was ruled out for the remainder of the contest with the left knee injury. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski noted Davis would undergo an MRI in Portland to determine the severity of the injury after the big man bumped knees with Trail Blazers center Moe Harkless.Davis, 24, remains the cornerstone of the 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Deportivo La Coruna's 18-year old goalkeeper, Francis Odinaka Uzoho, who has risen to be the first choice of the La-Liga side, is in line for a call up to the Super Eagles. Uzoho, who maintained his position in goal for Deportivo La Coruna on Monday in their 1-2 loss to Girona in the La-Liga, is []The post Argentina: Rohr Set To Invite Deportivo La Coruna Goalkeeper, Uzoho appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Arsenal were second best for long spells against an impressive Norwich side and needed the introduction of Eddie Nketiah to secure the win. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Arsenal clinched their place in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup tonight after edging past Championship side Norwich in a 2-1 victory. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Super Falcons forward Francisca Ordega says a desire to compete at the highest level explains her loan move to Spanish club Atletico de Madrid Femenino. The 24-year-old has joined on loan until March from United States womens side Washington Spirit. As a professional you want to continue to improve by competing at the highest level [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The 29-year-old was on the scoresheet as the Eagles crashed out of the League Cup after they were comprehensively beaten by the Robins 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The 29-year-old was on the scoresheet as the Eagles crashed out of the League Cup after they were comprehensively beaten by the Robins 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Barca cruise past Murcia 

Barcelona Beat Murcia 3-0 in 2017 Spanish Copa Del Rey Leg 1 - Bleacher Report
Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Barcelona comfortably beat Murcia 3-0 on the road, as the Catalan giants prevailed in the first leg of the round of 32 in the 2017 Copa del Rey.PacoAlcacer opened the scoring on the brink of half-time, andGerard Deulofeu doubled the lead soon after the restart.Jose Arnaiz made it 3-0 after 56 minutes, with the visitors totally dominating possession and the match.The visitors highlighted the victory via their official Twitter account:Barca travelled to the game with a fresh starting XI, rotating 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
New Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes has said that his team will do what they need to do in support of Robert Lewandowski if he has the chance to become the Bundesliga's top scorer this season. The Polish ace accused his teammates of not showing enough support last season. And one of his agents also hit out at Carlo Ancelotti, blaming the Italian for his client being knocked off the mantle. Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pipped Lewandowski to the Golden Boot by one goal last se 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The Blues will hope to build on their triumph over Watford when they clash with the Toffees 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The Hammers boss still believes his side can turn their season around after his players held an emergency meeting 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The Hammers boss still believes his side can turn their season around after his players held an emergency meeting 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
After a dramatic penalty shoot-out at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City won a tense EFL Cup tie to move into the last eight. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is the hero as the Premier League leaders reach the Carabao Cup quarter-finals by beating battling Wolverhampton Wanderers on penalties. 

Bravo the penalty hero as City scrape through - Goal
Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The Premier League leaders host the Championship leaders in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup - follow all the action LIVE! 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The Premier League leaders host the Championship leaders in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup - follow all the action LIVE! 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Roy Hodgson admits Crystal Palace "capitulated" as Championship side Bristol City thrashed them to reach the Carabao Cup quarter-finals. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The Cleveland Browns announced left tackle Joe Thomas underwent successful surgery on his triceps Tuesday and is expected to fully recover.The surgery comes after Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reported Thomas tore his left triceps tendon during Sunday's Week 7 loss to the Tennessee Titans at FirstEnergy Stadium and that he would miss the remainder of the 2017 campaign.Thomas took to Twitter before his surgery:On Monday,Adam Schefterof ESPN reported the left tackle was looking at a six- to 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians refuted the rumor he plans to retire from coaching at the end of the 2017 season.Arians tweeted Tuesday his focus is firmly on their next game, a Nov. 5 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers:ABC15'sCraig Fouhy reported Tuesday that Arians had "told people close to him that he intends to make the 2017 season his last with the Cardinals."Ariansis in his fifth season with the Cardinals, and the team is 44-26-1 under his watch. He's arg 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
By James Agberebi: Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho scored his first ever goal for Leicester City who came from a goal down to beat Championship club Leeds United 3-1 in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night. The goal was his first competitive goal at club level after scoring his last goal [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Premier League leaders Manchester City needed a penalty shootout to defeat Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-1 in their fourth round Carabao Cup clash on Tuesday night. City and Wolves created chances in regulation time and extra-time at the Etihad Stadium but the match ended 0-0 and had to go into penalties. Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo emerged [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The Los Angeles Dodgers took the initial step in their quest to win their first World Series title since 1988 with a 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros in Tuesday's Game 1 at Dodger Stadium.Clayton Kershaw set the tone for the National League representatives with a dominant performance, striking out 11and allowing just one run and three hits with zero walks in seven innings. Justin Turner and Chris Taylor provided the offense with home runs in the sixth and first innings, respectively, bef 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
England international Jesse Lingard struck twice as Swansea were undone at home by Jose Mourinho's Manchester United. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is reportedly entering the book writing industry.On Tuesday, Ian Mohr of Page Six reported the former San Francisco 49ers signal-caller signed a book deal with Random House imprint One World worth more than $1 million. The news comes after Mohr reported Monday that Kaepernick was shopping a book and meeting with publishers.Kaepernick enjoyed a successful career under center to this point that included a Super Bowl appearance, but he garnered more headlines 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, the Chelsea goalkeeper, says head coach Antonio Conte has the full support of his players. The Premier League champions ended a three-game winless run last weekend with a 4-2 victory over Watford, but Contes future was brought into question ahead of the match. The Italian has had to defend his record []The post Conte Has Players' Support Courtois appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Barcelona, Sevilla and Valencia all won comfortably in their first-leg ties in the round of 32 for the 2017 Copa del Rey on Tuesday night. However, there was a minor shock for La Liga side Malaga, who lost 2-1 to Segunda Division outfit Numancia.Here are the full results from Tuesday's cup ties, per ESPN.co.uk:Cadiz 1-2 Real BetisMurcia 0-3 BarcelonaFC Cartagena 0-3 SevillaNumancia 2-1 MalagaGetafe 0-1 AlavesReal Zaragoza 0-2 ValenciaRecapBarca left star players such as striker Lionel Messi 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
DeMarcus Cousins experienced his fair share of turmoil during six-and-a-half seasons with the Sacramento Kings, and he admitted in a recent interview with ESPN's Marc J. Spears that he should have split from the franchise earlier than he did."My biggest regret is, why didn't I leave when I had the chance'," Cousins said (h/t theScore's Chris Walder)."I had the chance, but I fought it. ... I wanted to give it a chance. My representatives, they told me I shouldn& 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The Seattle Seahawks and veteran defensive end Dwight Freeney agreed to a contract Tuesday, where they'll hope he can provide some pass-rush help.Freeney, 37, visited the Seahawks on Tuesday. He last played for the Atlanta Falcons in 2016, recording 10 tackles and three sacks."I only have a certain amount of miles on my body and I don't know when a tire is going to blow," Freeney said on SiriusXM Radio this summer (h/t Sporting News' Alex Marvez). "If I play this ye 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Teenager Edward Nketiah came off the bench to score twice and rescue Arsenal against Championship side Norwich City in the fourth round of the 2017 Carabao Cup at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.The 18-year-old academy forward equalised for the Gunners on 85 minutes and bagged the winner in extra time to see off the Canaries 2-1 and put the hosts into the draw for the quarter-finals.A much-changed Arsenal side, featuring 11 changes from Sunday's 5-2 win away to Everton in the Premier 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
EFL Wrap: Big guns advance to last eight 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was the Premier League leaders hero as they beat Championship leaders Wolves in a penalty shoot-out to book their place in the quarter-finals of the English League Cup on Tuesday. Despite chances at both ends, the Etihad Stadium clash was still scoreless after 30 minutes of extra time, sending the [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Given the way tensions are rising out of North Korea, sports may provide its clearest path back into the international community. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have dominated the tennis season, dividing the sport's biggest prizes between them. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Roger Federer thrashed American teenager Frances Tiafoe 6-1, 6-3 on Tuesday as the top seed began his week at the Swiss Indoors with a resounding first-round victory. Federer, who won in a stroll over Rafael Nadal just over a week ago in the Shanghai final, continued his top form in front of the local crowd [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Former Super Falcons manager, Florence Omagbemi and captain Rita Chikwelu differed in their choice of 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
A former Super Falcons manager Florence Omagbemi and captain Rita Chikwelu differed in their choice of The Best FIFA Womens Player 2017 at the Best FIFA Football Awards. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The decision to award Cristiano Ronaldo with The Best FIFA award ahead of Lionel Messi 'hurt' Diego Maradona's 'soul'.The post FIFA Best: Messi's loss hurts my soul Maradona appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
World soccer ruling body FIFA is said to be considering paying World Cup bonuses to member associations that qualified for the FIFA World Cup tournament, a move geared towards preventing row over bonuses especially by African players. After bonus row issues involving Cameroon, Ghana, and Nigeria at the 2014 World Cup, FIFA, under now-ousted President [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Ethiopia will play Nigeria in the second round qualification match of the FIFA Under-17 Women World Cup after Kenya pulled out of the tie. Kenya cited their inability to raise a team for the first round match this month as their reason for pulling out. Kenya Football Federation boss Robert Muthomi said: 'We were scheduled [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Liam Canning gives us the five things he learned from watching Manchester United defeat Swansea at the Liberty Stadium in Wales. 
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