SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [7TH OCTOBER, 2017].


Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Rohr was not too happy with the performance of some of hisfirst team players after Thursdays closed-door training session Though there is a popular saying that you dont change a winning team, that may not hold water explicitly with Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr ahead of Saturdays crunch clash against Zambia in the World []The post 2018 WCQ: Rohr May Drop Some Big Names From Starting XI appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
The Zambian national football team have emanated from oblivion into contention for the sole ticket in Group B for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
There are five places reserved for Africa at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and Nigeria, Tunisia, and Egypt could fill three of them this weekend.The post 2018 World Cup: Nigeria, Tunisia, Egypt eye tickets appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday suspended Brazil's national Olympics committee head after his arrest for allegedly arranging more than $2 million in bribes to get the IOC to pick Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 games. In addition to Carlos Arthur Nuzman's provisional suspension, the Swiss-based IOC also suspended the Brazilian Olympic []The post Alleged Vote-Buying: IOC Suspends Brazils Olympic Committee Boss appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown apologized Friday for his sideline outburst in Week 4 against the Baltimore Ravens where he threw a Gatorade bucket.Brown told reporters he doesn't want to take away from the team's accomplishments with his actions: "You've got to do a better job of controlling emotions. I don't want to wake up and turn on the TV and you guys are talking about me throwing a tantrum. We should be talking about Ben [Roethlisberger] and a lot 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
The U.S. national team coach criticized the regulation that sees a player suspended for earning two yellow cards at any point in World Cup qualifying 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Argentina awakened on Friday to the horrifying possibility of a World Cup without the "world's best player", Lionel Messi.The post Argentina frets over possible Messi-less World Cup appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Major League Baseball has issued a fine to the Arizona Diamondbacks and coach Ariel Prieto after he wore an Apple Watch during Wednesday's 11-8 win over the Colorado Rockies in the National League Wild Card Game at Chase Field in Phoenix. The league issued a statement Friday saying it found no evidence Prieto used the watch to gain a competitive advantage but wearing it was a violation of on-field rules, via NBC Sports'Craig Calcaterra:"MLB found no evidence that Mr. Prieto used 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
The Colchoneros manager believes his son, who currently plays for Fiorentina, has the potential to become a great striker one day 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
AMERICAN basketball legend, Jerome 'The Junkyard Dog' Williams, has reiterated his commitment to 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Brazil defender Thiago Silva will miss his countrys final 2018 World Cup qualifier against Chile on Tuesday with a thigh muscle injury he suffered in Thursdays 0-0 draw against Bolivia. The 33-year-old Paris Saint-Germain centre-back hobbled off in the 27th minute of the match in La Paz. Brazil have already wrapped up top spot in [] 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
The Sao Paulo defender has been recalled to the Brazil squad, following the PSG man's injury against Bolivia on Thursday 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said the "joke is on me" as he apologized for a sexist remark he made to a female reporter. 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Cardiff Blues run in five second-half tries as they come from behind to beat Welsh rivals Dragons in the Pro14 Welsh derby. 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Carlos Correa hit a two-run homer and two-run double and George Springer smacked an opposite-field solo shot as the Houston Astros beat the Boston Red Sox8-2on Friday afternoon at Minute Maid Parkto take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five American League Division Series.Dallas Keuchel twirled 5.2 innings of one-run ballto earn the win for the Astros, while Red Sox starter Drew Pomeranz, who lasted just two-plus innings, took the loss.Correa, Springer and Jose Altuve combined to go 6 for 11 with two 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has become the latest NBA star to sign an endorsement deal with Chinese company Li-Ning.Per Casey Holdahl of NBA.com, McCollum agreed to a multi-year endorsement contract with Li-Ning on Friday.I think this partnership with Li-Ning will be great, McCollum said. Obviously being a Chinese brand, itll give me that exposure in the east and expose me to different opportunities, different potential partnerships on the business side in Asia. Its just something t 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
England forward Jack Clifford suffers a suspected dislocated shoulder as Harlequins beat Sale at The Stoop. 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Wales' battling victory over Georgia impressed their manager, who now turns his attention to the Republic of Ireland 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
CT lends Citizens a helping hand 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
A shoulder injuryforced Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum out of Friday's preseason game against the Phoenix Suns at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. The Jazz announced Exum's injury was in his left shoulder and that he would not return against the Suns.Per Spencer Checketts of 1280 The Zone, Exum ran right to Utah's locker room after crashing to the floor during the game.Injuries remain a problem for Exum, who missed all of 2015-16 with a torn ACL and dealt with tendiniti 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Super Eagles' Chief Coach, Gernot Rohr, says his team's clash with the Chipolopolo of Zambia in Uyo on Saturday will be a good game to behold.The post Eagles' clash with Zambia too good to miss ' Coach Rohr appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
TheCleveland Indians star Edwin Encarnacion suffered a sprained ankle against theNew York Yankees in Game 2 of the American League Division Serieson Friday, per Jordan Bastianof MLB.com.Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post noted the designated hitter rolled his ankle at second base and the injury looked "real bad."Encarnacion is one of Major League Baseball's top sluggers, and he was a key acquisition for the Tribe during the offseason.In the midst of his first season in Cleveland, 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Ex-international Etim Esin has warned the Super Eagles against underrating the Chipolopolo of Zambia, saying the Southern Africans are strong enough to stun Nigeria at home. Esin said that Algeria were complacent against Zambia and youthful Chipolopolo punished their more illustrious opponents both home and away in the last round of matches. He said he hoped the Eagles would learn from the incident and remain focused throughout their encounter. He said it was important for the Nigerian side to 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) will represent His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) at Saturday's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying showdown between Nigeria and Zambia in Uyo. Thenff.com learnt on Friday morning that Fashola, who as Governor of Lagos State frequently hosted the grand finale of the Federation Cup [] 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Sports-loving Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, will represent President Muhammadu Buhari at Saturday's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying showdown between Nigeria and Zambia in Uyo. Thenff.com learnt on Friday morning that Fashola, who as Governor of Lagos State frequently hosted the grand finale of the Federation Cup (now AITEO Cup) competition and is a noted football enthusiast, will fly into the Akwa Ibom State capital on Saturday. Top officials have also confirme 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Sports loving Honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) will represent His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying showdown between Nigeria and Zambia in Uyo. Fashola, who as Governor of Lagos State frequently hosted the grand finale of the Federation Cup (now AITEO Cup) []The post Fashola, Dalung, Saraki to cheer Eagles in Uyo appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
The 28-year-old raises thousands for charity playing the football game online but his on-field displays for the Boys in Green are even more impressive 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Glasgow Warriors make it six wins from six in the Pro14 as they score four tries against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Idris Adesina Super Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi has said there is no problem in the goalkeeping department of the team ahead of their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Uyo on Saturday. The Eagles are on top of Group B with 10 points while the Southern Africans are second with seven points. Nigeria [] 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Idris Adesina Tunisia 94 Africa Cup of Nations winner, Mutiu Adepoju, has said Zambia could shock Nigeria in their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo on Saturday if the Super Eagles fail to play as a team. Group B leaders with 10 points Nigeria will qualify for their sixth World Cup with a win [] 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Goal takes a look at how El Tri could start against Trinidad & Tobago in their final home World Cup qualification match of the cycle 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Born into a family of horse lovers and show jumpers, Simon Delestre has been riding for as long as he can remember. 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
USAIN Bolt, who won the IAAF world athlete of the year award six times, has not been included in the 10-men shortlist for this year's prize. The only sprinter to capture the 100- and 200-meter track titles at three consecutive Olympics, Bolt retired after this year's world championships in London. He holds the world record [] 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Andres Iniesta has signed a 'lifetime contract' with Barcelona, the club have announced. Barcelona said the 33-year-old midfielder had penned a deal which will keep him at the Nou Camp for the rest of his career, although did not specify exactly how many years it would run. A club statement read: 'Andres Iniesta signed a []The post Iniesta Signs 'lifetime Contract' With Barcelona appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Italy were pegged back by a late Macedonia goal, failing to get a win that would have confirmed a World Cup play-off spot next month. 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Italy drew 1-1 with Macedonia in UEFA Group G qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup at theStadio Olimpico Grande Torino on Friday.Giorgio Chiellini gave the Italians the lead shortly before half-time, as the hosts struggled through an abject opening period.Aleksandar Trajkovski shocked the home team with 13 minutes left on the clock, grabbing a surprise equaliser as Italy relaxed too soon.Italy provided their starting XI:Italy were nowhere near top gear from the first whistle, and Macedonia app 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Tana Aiyejina Ex-international Chikelue Iloenyosi has said thrown his weight behind the Super Eagles in their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Saturday, saying it is too late for Chipolopolo to qualify for the World Cup. The Eagles top Group B with 10 points three [] 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Having already qualified for the 2018 World Cup, Mexico was given a surprisingly tough test from Trinidad and Tobago before Javier Hernandez's rebound goal in the 88th minute gave his squad the lead for good in a 3-1win in Friday'sCONCACAF showdown.Mexico closed with an offensive flourish, scoring all three of its goals in the span of 15 minutes.After a scoreless first half,Shahdon Winchester got theSoca Warriors on the board with a perfectly placed shot over the head of Mexico keeper 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Tottenham and England have both benefited from the striker's stunning scoring streak and the he feels more confident than ever before 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Former NBA All-Star Kenyon Martin has apologized for his comments about Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin's dreadlocks.Speaking to TMZ Sports, Martin said the "wording" of his comments about Lin "probably was bad.""It wasn't my intention to be anything racist or anything like that," he said.The apology comes after Martin posted a video on YouTube making disparaging remarks about Lin's hair, viaBryan Lewisof theNew York Post:Do I need to remind this damn 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Sacramento Kings power forward Harry Giles will be sidelined through at least January in an effort to "improve physical strength in his surgically repaired knees."The Kings made the announcement Friday, noting they have prepared a "measured and sustained progression plan" to get him back to full strength."Giles is otherwise healthy and will continue as he has during the preseason to actively participate in controlled elements during team practices," the release said 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
The Chicago Cubs got their championship defense off to a winning start Friday, defeating the Washington Nationals 3-0 at Nationals Park in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. Anthony Rizzo powered the Cubs offense, going 2-for-4 with two RBI. Kris Bryant knocked in the only other run with Chicago's first hit of the game at the top of the sixth inning, driving in Javier Baez from second to break up what had been a classic pitchers' duel.Kyle Hendricks was cooly efficient f 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Chicago Bulls point guard Kris Dunn suffered a dislocated finger against the Milwaukee Bucks in preseason action Friday, according to Vincent Goodwill of NBC Sports Chicago.Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg told K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune that Dunn suffered an "open dislocation" and will be sidelined for a couple weeks.Dunn was selected fifth overall in the 2016 draft, but his rookie season wasn't particularly memorable.Appearing in 78 games for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Du 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
D'Tigress' triumph at the last AfroBasketball Women Championship, which was followed by the stellar run of their male counterparts, D'Tigers, who also reached the final of their continental showpiece, has ostensibly reignited the passion for the game among Nigerians. It was not surprising to see more than 250 kids storming the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, for the Kwese Free Tv Sports Basketball Clinic last week. Of course, there seems to be a plethora of basketball clinics but 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Proceeds from Sunday's NBA preseason game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will be donated to victims of the mass shooting at the city's Route 91 Harvest music festival,their families and first responders.Arash Markazi of ESPN provided the full press release with details of the joint donation:Euan McKirdy and Jason Hannaof CNN reported 58 people were killed and nearly 500 others were injured when Stephen Paddock fired into the crowd at 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
The injured right-back, who broke his leg in March, is a "world-class player" like Wales' forward talisman, according to the Boys in Green's boss 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Lionel Messi is all but set to experience the biggest disappointment of his football career, and Argentinas biggest disappointment since 1970, after Argentina played out a 0-0 draw with Peru in Buenos Aires, meaning they face a make or break tie with Ecuador if they have any hopes of entering the qualification slots for Russia []The post Lionel Messi and Argentina on verge of missing 2018 World Cup after playing bore draw with Peru appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Sat, 07 Oct 2017
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