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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [27 OCTOBER, 2017].



Fri, 27 Oct 2017
By Stanley Onyekwere Last week, the 10th edition of the National Agricultural Show rounded up with a clarion call on stakeholders to redouble their effort towards development of agriculture as a business in Nigeria. And this, by most accounts, remains critical to achieving the much desired goal of ensuring food security and and sustainable development [] 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Following his decommitment from Florida State in early July, 4-star running back James Cook committed to the Georgia Bulldogs on Thursday.Cook, the younger brother of former Florida State and current Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, is considered the No. 72 player in the class of 2018 and the No. 6 overall running back by 247Sports.com.As for his initial decision to decommit from Florida State, Cook posted the following to Twitter:While Cook may never become a superstar like his older 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
No fewer than 45 golfers are presently fighting for a share of 50,000 Dollars prize money at the ongoing West Africa Golf (WAG) Tour.

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch denied a report fromTMZ Sportsthat said an altercation between him and otherbar patrons Tuesday led to the police being called."There was no altercation," Hinch said, perScott Miller of Bleacher Report. "It's a shame I get asked about nonsense and fabrication and have to respond on anational stage."TMZ reported the incident took place at the bar of the team's hotel in Pasadena, California, after Game 1 of the World Series, in which 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
An old woman cannot be too old to dance to a familiar tune. This will be evident when the National Veterans Tournament kicks off at the FIFA Goal Project, Abuja on Wednesday, November 1. The 8-team tournament, which showcases All Stars Football Clubs across the country, involves qualifiers from the six geopolitical zones, hosts and defending champions. All Stars FCs from Adamawa, Kano, Lagos, Ekiti, Abia, Enugu, Abuja and Plateau are expected to take part in this edition. According to Stone Ebeh 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Akwa Ibom State is beginning to reap the benefits of its huge investment in sports as it has recorded a big boost in football tourism including the recent victory of Akwa United in the federation cup final. Before now, the state government has started the construction of sporting centres in the 10 federal constituencies of []The post 'Akwa Ibom is reaping benefits of investing in sports' appeared first on BusinessDay : News you can trust. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has donated N10 million to Lafia-based Nasarawa Amazons FC for clinching the 2016/2017 Nigerian Women Football League (NWFL) title. The governor also ordered the prompt payment of the players sign-on fees worth N38 million. Mr. Al-makura made the donation at a brief ceremony held for the management and players [] 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The Baltimore Ravens earned an important 40-0 home win over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night at M&T Bank Stadium.Baltimore had dropped four of its last five games before beating the Dolphins. Should the Pittsburgh Steelers lose Sunday to the Detroit Lions, the Ravens (4-4) would climb to within a game of first place in the AFC North.The Dolphins, meanwhile, slipped to a full game behind the New England Patriots in the race for the AFC East crown after falling to 4-3.The Ravens may have w 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
All is set for the second edition of the Delta State Principals Cup football competition for all secondary schools sponsored by Zenith Bank. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
All Set for Zenith/Delta Principals Cup Season 2 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
All is set for the second edition of the Delta State Principals Cup football competition for all secondary schools sponsored by Zenith Bank. At the media conference of the Season 2 of the competition on Thursday, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa affirmed his resolve to give all young Deltans a platform to excel in in their various areas of specialization and to expose their talents in the state to the global community. The Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chiedu Ebie, who reassu 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Earlier this year he took to the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In 2018, Formula One star Fernando Alonso will try to conquer Daytona. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun; sports minister Solomon Dalung; and Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed top the list of the Federal Governments delegation to Wales to cheer on Anthony Joshua against Cameroonian Carlos Takam in their heavyweight fight at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday. Nneka Anibeze, to the media adviser to [] 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The Executive Governor of Ogun State, His Excellency Ibukunle Amosun and the Minister of Youth and Sports 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The Executive Governor of Ogun state, His Excellency Ibikunle Amosun and the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung are among a top Nigerian government delegation that will be at the ringside on Saturday night to cheer Anthony Joshua against Carlos Takam in an IBF and WBA challenge billed for the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Wide receiver Anquan Boldin is reportedly interested in a return to the NFL.On Thursday, an ESPN report noted the network's Adam Schefter obtained a letter from the Buffalo Bills to Boldin's agent, Tom Condon, allowing the receiver to explore trade options.The report comes after Boldin announced his retirement on Aug. 20. The announcement came "less than two weeks after signing a one-year deal with the Bills" because Boldin was "leaving football to focus on social activi 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said Anthony Davis will "likely" sit out Thursday's game against the Sacramento Kings due to a knee injury.Marc J. Spears of ESPN passed along Gentry's comment.Davis, 24, was limited to five minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Portland Trail Blazers after banging knees with Maurice Harkless and Damian Lillard in the early part of the contest. An MRI came back negative, and he's listed as day-to-day.Davis was not walking with a li 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Odion Ighalo has said next months friendly against Argentina will help in preparing the Super Eagles for the 2018 World Cup. The Super Eagles face Lionel Messi-captained Argentina on November 14 in Russia as part of their preparations for the Mundial. The match against Argentina is a good test for us, hopefully we will use [] 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Arsene Wenger has revealed that despite signing a new two year deal in the summer, his performance will be reviewed by the Arsenal board at the end of the season, prompting fresh speculation over his future, The Independent reports. After winning his third FA Cup in four years, Wenger signed a new deal to extend [] 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Arsenal's long-serving manager Arsene Wenger received the unequivocal support on Thursday of majority 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has let Theo Walcott know that his time will come, as it relates to Premier League competition. The English forward has only played 48 minutes of Arsenal's nine matches in the top flight so far this season, but Le Prof has assured him of more time in the future. Ian Wright says it is time for Theo Walcott to leave #AFC after becoming marginalised from the first-team setup ' https://t.co/xFwf6ve7yw pic.twitter.com/wMmq9AMQd6 ' Sky Sports PL ' (@Sk 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Arsene Wenger has reassured Theo Walcott he will get his chances to start in the Premier League, despite the England international only appearing in cup competitions so far this season.Wenger says he doesn't want Walcott to leave the club, per Jessica Morgan of the London Evening Standard: "I do not want Theo to move on. His time in the Premier League will come."Wenger was responding to a question borne from the view of Arsenal legend Ian Wright, who toldSky Sports'The Debate 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
It was a Hollywood ending in Dodger Stadium, but not the one Los Angeles was looking for. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Stanford Cardinal running back Bryce Love will miss Thursday night's game against the Oregon State Beavers as he nurses an ankle injury, according to ESPN's Laura Rutledge.Stanford head coach David Shaw told Rutledge he was worried Love wouldn't be effective at less than 100 percent.Love leads FBS with 1,387 rushing yards, while his 11 rushing touchdowns are also tied for seventh. Bleacher Report's Adam Kramer highlighted how Love's numbers look even more impressive when 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Kelechi Iheanacho, Super Eagles and Leicester City forward, has been drawn against his former club, Manchester City, in the 2017 Carabao Cup quarterfinal round. The Carabao Cup Round Five Draw finally took place after technical problems kept fans waiting almost two hours in a failed attempt to broadcast the draw. Alex Iwobi who starred in []The post Carabao Cup: Iheanacho Faces Former Club, Man City appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The Arizona Cardinals have placed quarterback Carson Palmer on injured reserve after he broke his arm in Week 7 against the Los Angeles Rams.The Cardinals officially announced the move on Thursday.Palmer suffered the injury during the second quarter of Arizona's 33-0 loss to the Rams. Head coach Bruce Ariansannouncedafter the game Palmer would undergo surgery and miss eight weeks.Per NFL Network'sIan Rapoport, Palmer's surgery was scheduled for Wednesday and he hoped to return bef 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Eight days ago,Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks bested the Boston Celtics at TD Garden behind 37 points from the Greek Freak. But on Thursday, it was Kyrie Irving and Al Horford who led the way as the Celtics exacted their revenge with a 96-89win atUW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Irving finished with 24points and sevenassists, and he worked brilliantly in tandem with Horfordwho dropped a team-high 27 points on 11-of-14 shooting, including 4-of-5 from three.Irving 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Crew goalkeeper Zack Steffen was the hero in penalties as Columbus advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Lagos Benibo Amieyeofori, a consultant on golf to Nigerian Schools Sport Federation (NSSF) has stressed the need for NGF/Awa Ibrahim Junior Open Golf Championship to be expanded to accommodate foreign players. Amieyeofori a member of Port Harcourt Golf Club opined that after four editions, 'I think the organisers (NGF/Awa Ibrahim) should think of expanding []The post Consultant Tasks NGF/Awa Open On Foreign Participation appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Real Madrid needed two second-half penalties to beat Fuenlabrada at the Estadio Fernando Torres in the first leg of the Copa del Rey round of 32 on Thursday. Elsewhere, Real Sociedad, Las Palmas and Levante all won their first-leg ties, while Segunda division side Tenerife drew 0-0 at home against La Liga's Espanyol.Here are the full results from the night's ties:Lleida 0-1 Real SociedadDeportivo La Coruna 1-4 Las PalmasGirona 0-2 LevanteFuenlabrada 0-2 Real MadridTenerife 0-0 Espanyol 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
By Monica Iheakam Super Eagles and Anorthosis Famagusta defender, Abdullahi Shehu has been handed a 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The newly renovated National Stadium swimming pool Complex will be formally inaugurated on Friday Oct 27 by the Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung. The facility was fully renovated after 18 years of abandonment by successive governments. The Minister who will be in Lagos for the landmark occasion will be using the ceremony to declare open the 2nd West and Central African CANA Zone 2 Junior Swimming Championship at the renovated Olympic size swimming pool complex. Dalung praised the cont 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
UFC President Dana White responded Thursday to the man who filed a lawsuit against middleweight champion Michael Bisping over an alleged assault at a gym in Anaheim, California."I'm sure it's that typical f--king p---y who opens his mouth at the f--king gym, and then Bisping goes over andI don't know what Bisping did to him, but now he wants to f--king sue Bispingshould have shut your f--king face in the firstplace," White said on the RQMS Podcast(warning: post contains 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker will not play in Thursday's game against the Baltimore Ravens due to an ankle injury.The Dolphins officially listed Parker among their inactive players prior to kickoff.Parker has missed each of Miami's last two games after spraining his ankle in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans. He was a limited participant in practice on Tuesdaybut wasn't ready to go against the Ravens on a short week.Parker hasn't had serious injuries in his f 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
New boy Danny Drinkwater has told of his massive frustration at the long injury-induced wait to make his Chelsea bow. The England international belatedly turned out for the Premier League champions against Everton in the EFL Cup on Wednesday, having seen his Stamford Bridge debut delayed by a calf problem since signing from Leicester City [] 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Shooting Stars, a Nigeria National League (NNL) side, have appointed Edith Agoye as their new head coach ahead of the new season in the lower division of the league. The Oluyole Warriors earlier in the week parted ways with their erstwhile manager, Fatai Amao. They have now settled for one of their ex-players to help []The post Edith Agoye Takes Over At Shooting Stars appeared first on Independent Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
In a bid to curb the involvement of youths in criminal activities and to help them channel their energies towards more positive activities including sports, the Edo State government has launched a project to construct 20 mini-stadia in the 18 local government areas of the state. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Arsenal will play host to West Ham United in another London derby showdown in the quarter-finals of the competition. Holders Manchester United have been drawn away to Championship side Bristol City while top-flight leaders Manchester City taken all the way to penalties by Wolverhampton Wanderers in round four head to Leicester City. The Red Devils, who beat Southampton 3-2 in last season's final to lift the trophy, will head to Ashton Gate next month to face the only lowerleague side left 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Chelsea Ladies striker Eniola Aluko receives the second half of an 80,000 settlement fee from the Football Association. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Relegated Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC defender, Ernest Governor is one the targets of former champions, Enyimba International as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh confirmed the San Francisco 49ers plan to use Eric Reid as a linebacker going forward, according to Joe Fann of the 49ers' official website.Saleh explained the decision Wednesday:Reid spent his first four years as a safety in San Francisco's secondary before the team began shifting him to linebacker for short stretches.Reid is in the final year of his contract, which raises the stakes for his position change somewhat. The 25-year-o 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Liverpool great Phil Thompson believes Jurgen Klopp should take defender Dejan Lovren out of the firing line against Huddersfield Town following his headline-making struggles in Sundays loss to Tottenham. Spurs ran out 4-1 winners over Klopps men at Wembley on Sunday, with Lovren substituted in the first half after his errors enabled the hosts to [] 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Anyone who has pre-ordered this year's management simulation can now check out a Beta version of the game two weeks in advance of the official launch 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The latest edition of the hugely popular management simulation now has a confirmed release date of November 10 - including the Touch and mobile games 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor and Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzohighlight the American League and National League finalists for the 2017 Gold Glove awards.New York Yankees rookie Aaron Judge, who had a banner year that could result in him being named AL MVP, is one of the three candidates to take home the Gold Glove for right field.Rawlings Sports announced the finalists at nine different positions for this year's top defenders in Major League Baseball.American Leag 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Zinedine Zidane's decision to make numerous changes to his Real Madrid side was justified as they came through a tough test at Fuenlabrada. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Zinedine Zidane's decision to make numerous changes to his Real Madrid side was justified as they came through a tough test at Fuenlabrada. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The MLS commissioner said that the Crew could still stay put in Ohio, despite the club's owner stating he is considering moving the team to Texas 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The San Francisco Giants are reportedly "a very early favorite" to land Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton in a potential trade this offseason.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported the news Thursday, noting the Giants "are viewed among the preferred destinations" for the outfielder who possesses a no-trade clause.The interest from San Francisco's side would be nothing new considering Heyman noted it was one of the teams alongside the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelp 
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