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SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [28 OCTOBER, 2017].



..Amosun, Dalung, others to cheer champ - New Telegraph
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
The Executive Governor of Ogun State, Ibukunle Amosun, and the Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung are among top Nigerian government officials who will be at the ringside on Saturday night October 28, 2017, to cheer Anthony Joshua against Carlos Takam in an IBF and WBA challenge billed for the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. The Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed is also on the Federal Governments entourage. This move which was at the behest of the Ogun State govern
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Adam Gase Says Dolphins Have 'Worst Offense in Football' After 40-0 Ravens Loss - Bleacher Report
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
The Miami Dolphins were humiliated by the Baltimore Ravens in Thursday's 40-0 road loss at M&T Bank Stadium, and head coach Adam Gase went as far as to call his offense the "worst" in the league in the aftermath."We're the worst offense in football," he said Friday, per ESPN.com. "Can't get any worse. I'm pissed. I'm tired of this. I'm tired of the offense being awful. Guys better need to get their heads right. Coaching staff needs to do
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Akure, Ilara-Mokin set for auto rally - Punch
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Akure and Ilara-Mokin in Ondo State are set to host the second edition of the Work and Play Rally on November 10 and 11 as organisers state N2m prize for participants. Chief Executive Officer of Work and Play, Kome Brown, stated that the event would be an improvement from the maiden edition in Sagamu, Ogun []
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Amosun, Dalung others to cheer Joshua's fight in London - Peoples Daily
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
By Albert Akota The Executive Governor of Ogun state, His Excellency Ibukunle Amosun and the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung are among a top Nigerian government delegation who will be at the ringside on Saturday night October 28, 2017 to cheer Anthony Joshua against Carlos Takam in an IBF and WBA challenge []
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Andres Iniesta Ruled Out vs. Athletic Club, Olympiakos with Thigh Injury - Bleacher Report
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Barcelona playmaker Andres Iniesta will beout of action against Athletic Club on Saturday andOlympiakos on Tuesday because of a thigh injury.Sport's Javier Miguel relayed the club's statement on the matter, which said: "Andres Iniestahas pulled the gracilis muscle in the right thigh [and] will have to miss this weekends game atAthletic Club."Miguel added Iniesta will be unavailable for the UEFA Champions League trip to Greece and he will also be a doubt to face Sevilla on Nov
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Anthony Joshua! : The new money man worth 16.7million - The Sun
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Defends title today in London Anthony Joshua would today defend his title against Cameroon-born
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Athletic Club vs Barcelona: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview - Goal
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Ernesto Valverde visits his old club on Saturday in a game the Blaugrana will be keen to win in order to keep their advantage at the Liga summit
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Balogun Back Fit After Cheek Bone Injury, Named In Mainz Squad Vs Frankfurt - Complete Sports
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
By James Agberebi: Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has been named on the substitute bench for Mainz ahead of their Bundesliga home game against Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday after recovering from a fractured cheek bone. His inclusion on the substitute bench was confirmed on Mainzs verified Twitter handle. Balogun went off against Schalke 04 last []
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Balotelli: Personal criticism annoys me - Daily Trust
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Nice forward Mario Balotelli says he dislikes personal criticism even if he is happy to rise above questions over his performance, and that he remains hopeful he will play for Italy again.
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Barcelona coach coy on Catalonia crisis - Vanguard
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde repeatedly batted away questions on the Catalonia crisis on Friday insisting it was not his role to enter the political fray.The post Barcelona coach coy on Catalonia crisis appeared first on Vanguard News.
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BEEF' Real Madrid Star Ronaldo Is Asking His Club For A Salary Like Barcelonas Lionel Messi (Details) - Daily Times
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo wants salary similar to Barcelonas rival, Lionel Messi for final Madrid contract, Diario Gol reports. Ronaldo future was up in the air in the summer and now he wants a new bumper deal despite penning a new contract only a year ago. The 32-year-old Bernabeu deal runs until 2021 after []The post BEEF' Real Madrid Star Ronaldo Is Asking His Club For A Salary Like Barcelonas Lionel Messi (Details) appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from
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Boxer Victor Ortiz Reportedly Reaches Plea Deal on January DUI Case - Bleacher Report
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Former welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz reached a plea deal in his DUI case on Friday.Per TMZ Sports, Ortiz's plea includes eight days in county jail with four days served, the rest served as part of a work-release program and three years of probation that will prohibit him from going to bars or places that primarily serve alcohol.Ortiz was arrested in CaliforniainSept. 2016 when police noticed his car had expired registration tags. Officers smelled alcohol from the vehicle and Ort
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Brendon Hartley & Pierre Gasly set to drive for Toro Rosso in 2018 - BBC
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Brendon Hartley and Pierre Gasly are poised to form the Toro Rosso driver line-up in Formula 1 in 2018.
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CAF re-appointment, act of God, says 'Fresh - New Telegraph
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Chairman of Niger State Football Association, Ahmed 'Fresh' Yusuf, has described his recent reappointment by Confederation of Africa Football as member of the CAF Technical and Development Committee as an act of God. CAF during the week through its official website confirmed the reappointment of the Vice-chairman Technical and Development Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation for the third consecutive time. Firstly, I would like to appreciate almighty Allah for yet another oppor
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CAFCL: Four Nigerian Stars In Finals With Non-Nigerian Teams Before Ahly's Ajayi - Complete Sports
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
With the first leg of the 2017 CAF Champions League final billed forSaturdayat Alexandria's Borg El-Arab Stadium, where Nigerian striker Junior Ajayi is expected to make his 12th appearance in the competition after scoring three goals, Completesportsnigeria.coms JOHNNY EDWARD profiles four Nigerian players to have featured in the finals of the CAF Champions League with []
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Cameron Payne Contract Option Picked Up by Chicago Bulls - Bleacher Report
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
The Chicago Bulls have picked up the fourth-year option on Cameron Payne's rookie contract.Shams Charania of the Vertical reported the Bulls exercised the option for 2018-19 on Friday.Payne has yet to appear in a game for the Bulls this season. He hadsurgeryin September after breaking a bone in his foot during an offseason workout that's expected to keep him sidelined for three to four months.The Bulls currently have Jerian Grant as their starting point guard with Payne on the sideline
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Cavaliers Bench Jae Crowder for Tristan Thompson for 4th Lineup in 5 Games - Bleacher Report
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue's early-season tinkering will reportedly continue. According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com, Lue will use his fourth starting lineup in five games when the Cavaliers take the floor against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on Saturday.Cleveland will start Derrick Rose, JR Smith, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson, meaning Jae Crowder will take the bench and Love will no longer be the starting center. Lest anyone thi
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Cavani Bags Brace As 'Neymar-less' PSG Ease Past Nice - Complete Sports
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
By James Agberebi: Despite missing the services of Neymar, who was suspended after being sent off in their 2-2 away draw against Marseille last weekend, Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Mario Balotellis Nice 3-0 in Ligue 1 on Friday. []
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Cavani doubles up to send PSG seven points clear - Punch
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Suspended Neymar watched from the stands as Edinson Cavanis brace inspired Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-0 win over Nice on Friday to send Unai Emerys side seven points clear in Ligue 1. Cavanis first half double, both assists provided by Angel Di Maria, earned unbeaten PSG their ninth league win of the season. It pushed []
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Champions Exeter back on top with narrow win at Sale - BBC
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Lachie Turner's try sends Exeter Chiefs top of the Premiership with a battling win at Sale Sharks.
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Chelsea are more than just Kante' - Conte - Goal
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
The Blues boss is close to seeing his star midfielder back in action but insists that his side now know how to play without his industry
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Chelsea are more than just Kante' - Conte - Goal
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
The Blues boss is close to seeing his star midfielder back in action but insists that his side now know how to play without his industry
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Chelsea's Conte calls for patience on Moses' injury - Goal
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
The Italian handler has warned against any sort of pressure as regards the Nigeria international returning from his setback
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Chelsea's Conte calls for patience on Moses' injury - Goal
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
The Italian handler has warned against any sort of pressure as regards the Nigeria international returning from his setback
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Constant changes, bane of clubs - New Telegraph
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
It is not a new thing to see Nigeria Professional Football League clubs releasing the bulk of their players at the end of every season. Sometimes as many as 20 players would be released by these clubs while recruiting almost same number ahead of the new campaign. For two consecutive seasons, Wikki Tourists of Bauchi finished within the top five and actually qualified to play on the continent in 2016, but towards the start of the CAF Confederation Cup almost half of their first team players were
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Dalung to commission national stadium swimming pool today - Peoples Daily
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
By Albert Akota The newly renovated National Stadium swimming pool Complex will be formally commissioned today by the Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung. The facility situated at the National Stadium complex in Surulere, Lagos was fully renovated after 18 years of abandonment by successive governments. The Minister who will be in []
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Daniel Sturridge, Clyne and Co. sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone - Blueprint
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Liverpool quartet Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Daniel Sturridge, Nathaniel Clyne and Joe Gomez produced a heartfelt rendition of the club anthem during a carpool karaoke session on Thursday. Oxlade-Chamberlain drove with Sturridge in the passenger seat and defenders Clyne and Gomez in the back as they traveled from Anfield to the clubs Melwood training ground. And as ...The post Daniel Sturridge, Clyne and Co. sing Youll Never Walk Alone appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice.
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DeMarcus Cousins Posted 1st 40-Pt, 20-Reb Game vs. Kings Since Olajuwon in 1989 - Bleacher Report
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Fact:DeMarcus Cousins posted his first career 40-point, 20-rebound game in his return to Sacramento; that was the first such game against the Kings since Hakeem Olajuwon in 1989.Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engagingCold Hard Factsof the day, presented by Coors Light.Source:@statmuse
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Dodgers vs. Astros: Game 3 Live Stream, TV Schedule and Latest Comments - Bleacher Report
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
After Game 2 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros, Game 3 can't come soon enough.Below, we'll break down all the relevant viewing information, preview Game 3 and share some comments from both teams following Wednesday's epic showdown. When: Friday, Oct. 27, at 8:09 p.m. ETWhere:Minute Maid Park, HoustonWatch: FoxStream: Fox Sports Go Game 2 Preview and CommentsGame 2 was an instant classic, with the Astros holding off the Dodgers, 7-6, in 11
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Dont ask me about Harry Kane! Mourinho tells Journalists - Daily Times
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
The Portuguese did not even allow journalists to speak about the Spurs star before making a pre-emptive strike Jose Mourinho headed off questions about Harry Kanes absence from Saturdays Premier League showdown between Manchester United and Tottenham. England striker Kane has fired Spurs to joint-second in the league with United, who will welcome Mauricio Pochettinos []The post Dont ask me about Harry Kane! Mourinho tells Journalists appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nige
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Draymond Green, Bradley Beal Ejected for Fighting in Warriors vs. Wizards Game - Bleacher Report
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green were ejected from Friday night's game at Oracle Arena after they sparked a brawl late in the first half.The scuffle, which came after Kelly Oubre Jr. missed a three-pointer, started when Beal appeared to grab Green around the neck.The two proceeded to embrace and wrestled to the ground on the baseline out of bounds.Members of both teams rushed to the scene of the fight, with Oubre and John Wall a
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Eaglets' no-show and the English revolution - New Telegraph
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
The curtains will fall on the FIFA U-17 World Cup this weekend in India after three weeks of intensive display of raw talents and skills by youths. FIFA's aim of staging the tournament is to assist all affiliated countries with developmental template from tender age. It is expected that the U-17 players will be monitored from teenage years gradually to the senior team. Nigeria has been very glorious in the competition with five wins to stand as the best so far in the tournament. It came as
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EPL ; Tottenham boss: I need Kane to flog Mourinho - The Sun
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettinoon Wednesday confirmed that star forward Harry Kane is a doubt for the team's Premier League showdown with Manchester United at Old Trafford today. Spurs enter the match full of confidence, having earned a hard-fought draw with the European champions at the Bernabeu and then smashing Liverpool 4-1 on the weekend....
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European Championship Darts 2017: Michael van Gerwen, Simon Whitlock Advance - Bleacher Report
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Michael van Gerwen and Simon Whitlock easily made it out of the second round of the 2017 European Championship darts on Friday, losing just a single leg between them.The Dutchman cruised to a 10-1 win over Ian White, while Whitlock whitewashed Alan Norris. Earlier in the day, Dave Chisnall and Peter Wright won their Round 1 matches.For the full results, visit the PDC's official website. RecapVan Gerwen was given a tricky draw against White, but the Dutch star found his rhythm early and won
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Ex-NBA Coach: Lakers Need to Tell LaVar Ball to 'Shut Up' If He Criticizes Team - Bleacher Report
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
LaVar Ball has played nice with Los Angeles Lakers brass to this point in the season, but one former NBA head coach recently told Sporting News' Mitch Lawrence he believes the front office will need to take a hard line if he lashes out against head coach Luke Walton.Responding to a hypothetical question about how he would react, the coachwho was also a team president, according to Lawrencesaid he would ask president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and owner Jeanie Buss to step in on
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Failure to sign Giroud cost me my job ' Koeman - Blueprint
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Former Everton manager Ronald Koeman says the failure to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud this summer contributed to his sacking. Koeman was dismissed on Monday with Everton third from bottom in the Premier League. He claims France international Giroud, 31, was on the verge of agreeing a move to Goodison Park. I had Olivier Giroud ...The post Failure to sign Giroud cost me my job ' Koeman appeared first on Blueprint - For Truth and Justice.
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FIFA $12m windfall: NFF, Eagles set for showdown over World Cup grants- New Telegraph
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Players want substantial ratio 'To demand money in Russia,NFF insists on after World Cup Super Eagles players and the Nigeria Football Federation may be on collision course over the sharing of World Cup participation fee as the two sides meet for negotiation next month, Saturday Telegraph can exclusively report. The federation has said on several occasions that it will prevent the kind of embarrassment that characterized Nigeria's participation at the last World Cup in Brazil when th
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FIFA U-17 World Cup : George Weah's son leads army of new talents - The Sun
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
By Monica Iheakam The India 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup which ends today is one where Nigerian starlets are not on parade. Nigeria, four- time winner of the trophy was stopped from being in India by neighbors, Niger Republic. Today, it would be an all European final with, England and Spain slugging it out. As...
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Giannis Antetokounmpo Sets Milwaukee Bucks Record Through 5 Games- Bleacher Report
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Milwaukee Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo racked up 28 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, three steals and a block in Thursday's 96-89 loss to the Boston Celtics, dropping the Bucks' record to 3-2 on the season.While Milwaukee sits just one game over the .500 mark following the loss, it's hard to blame Giannis for any struggles. The Greek Freak has been particularly good in the scoring department this season, posting a franchise-best total of 175 points through the first
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Glasgow thump Kings to make it seven straight Pro14 wins - BBC
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Glasgow put recent European disappointments behind them with a bonus-point win over Southern Kings at Scotstoun.
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Goffin set up Sock clash at Swiss Indoors quarterfinals - Daily Trust
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
David Goffin moved another step closer to securing a place at next months ATP World Tour Finals as he dispatched Hyeon Chung in straight sets to ease into the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors in Basel.
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Hamilton 'on track to become greatest F1 driver - CNN
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
After the razzmatazz at Austin, Formula One moves onto to Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit this weekend for arguably its biggest party of the year.
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Huddersfield's Mooy meets young fan who sent him 5 - BBC
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
A young Huddersfield Town who sent a 5 note to Huddersfield Town midfielder Aaron Mooy meets his hero.
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I am a warrior on and off the pitch ' Balogun - New Telegraph
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Super Eagles defender and one of the 'Oyinbo' wall in the team Leon Balogun has told Saturday Telegraph CHARLES OGUNDIYA that he wants to be involved in helping people after his retirement from the game. Excerpts' What is it the feeling going to the World Cup at 29' Better late than never. Going to the World Cup at 29 is a dream come through for me. I spoke with my family, my friends, teammates at the club and they were all happy for me. They keep asking me...The post I am
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I believe my players more than FIFA' - Guardiola not backing down in Carabao Cup ball row - Goal
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
The Manchester City boss feels he has not been consulted regarding the quality of the match balls used following his recent complaints
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I believe my players more than FIFA' - Guardiola not backing down in Carabao Cup ball row - Goal
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
The Manchester City boss feels he has not been consulted regarding the quality of the match balls used following his recent complaints
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I will be here' - Klopp confident he will be at Liverpool for years to come - Goal
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
The Reds are ninth in the table and already 12 points adrift of leaders Manchester City, but the manager is staying defiant
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I will be here' - Klopp confident he will be at Liverpool for years to come - Goal
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
The Reds are ninth in the table and already 12 points adrift of leaders Manchester City, but the manager is staying defiant
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Ibrahimovic ready to share goalscoring load with Lukaku - Goal
Sat, 28 Oct 2017
The veteran Swede is happy that his side have found a goalscorer to share the load ahead of his winter return
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