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Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has named the same starting line-up for the third successive 2018 World Cup qualifying game. Rohr will send out the same team, that defeated Cameroon 4-0 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo and drew 1-1 in Yaounde last month, against the Chipolopolo on Saturday. This means []The post #WCQ2018: Nigeria vs Zambia [Full Team List] appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification (CAF) Group D match between Cape Verde and Senegal at the Estdio Nacional de Cabo Verde in Praia. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
From Joe Apu, Uyo The Super Eagles last night became the first African side to book their place at the 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Jahvon Quinerly, a point guard in the 2018 recruiting class committed to the University of Arizona, and his family has hired a lawyer amid the FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball.Per ESPN's Jeff Borzello, Quinerly hasn't been contacted by federal authorities and wasn't specifically named in documents filed by the FBI, but he was recruited by anArizona assistant, Emanuel Richardson, who was arrested for his suspected role in the corruption and bribery scheme.Bor 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi has been voted the Man of the Match for Nigeria in their 1-0 win over Zambia, which sealed their passage to the World Cup 2018 in Russia.The post Abdullahi voted MOTM, wins N1m, 10 Bags Of Rice appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Abuja Almat Group polo kings are in buoyant mood ahead of 2017 African Patrons Polo Championship, perfecting strategies to defend the General Hassan Katsina Cup as the continental polo champions takes centre stage in Kaduna this week. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
The top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide held off the pesky Texas A&M Aggies 27-19 Saturday night at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, behind a stout defensive showing and a bruising performance from junior running back Damien Harris.Harris, who managed 67 yards on seven carries last week against Ole Miss, gashed the Aggies to the tune of 14 carries for 124 yards, including a 75-yard scoring scamper in the first quarter.Alabama is now 6-0 on the season, including 3-0 in SEC play. The Aggies, 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Washington Capitals winger Alexander Ovechkin became the first NHL player in 100 years to tally back-to-back hat tricks to open a season.Ovechkin piled up three goals Thursday evening against the Ottawa Senators, and he didn't waste any time adding to his statistical ledger Saturday when he found the back of the net three times in the first period versus the Montreal Canadiens.The NHL's public relations department provided context to illuminate just how rare Ovechkin's achievement 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins is anxious to work out a long-term deal with the team but isn't trying to rush the process."This is definitely where I want to be; definitely where I want to be," Wiggins said, via USA Today's Sam Amick.Wiggins also noted "there's no rush to do it, yet. I've still got some time before the day before that first game."Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN reported on Sept. 18 Wiggins and the Timberwolves were expected to h 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Argentina awoke on Friday to the horrifying possibility of a World Cup without the worlds best player, Lionel Messi, AFP reports. The Albiceleste drew 0-0 at home to Peru on Thursday to fall not only out of the four automatic South American qualifying places for next years finals in Russia, but also the fifth place [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman reportedly apologized to Joe Girardi on Saturday after his Instagram account liked a photo that called the manager an "imbecile" following the team's 9-8, 13-inning loss to the Cleveland Indians in Game 2 of an American League Division Series.Citing a Yankees official, Newsday's Anthony Rieber said Chapman went into Girardi's office to apologize for the social media slip-up.The official also told Rieber that Chapman was unaware he 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
By Bamidele Boluwaji:English Premier League side, Arsenal FC, have celebrated their youngster Alex Iwobi who scored Nigerias solitary match winner against the Chipolopolo of Zambia in Saturdays 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier to confirm Nigerias place at the mundial, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Iwobi who came in for Moses Simon in the tension soaked match at the [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has saidJack Wilshere's future at the Gunners will be in doubt if he cannot maintain his fitness.Speaking tobeIN Sports (h/tMetro), Wenger admitted the England international must avoid injury and play more football if he's to earn a new deal when his contract expires next summer.Wenger explained:"Jack Wilshere struggled historically with repeated injuries and nobody would question his talent, nobody would his exceptional ability to beat people with th 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Manchester City will reportedly try to tempt Arsenal into selling Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window with an offer of 20 million. According to Simon Jones and Amitai Winehouse of the MailOnline, the forward is desperate to leave Arsenal after they failed to qualify for the Champions League or challenge for the Premier League []The post Arsenal Transfer News: Man City to Make 20M Alexis Sanchez Bid appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Over 20 badminton clubs in Nigeria yesterday converged in the ancient town of Nasarawa, for a three-day tournament. The event, put together by the of Nasarawa State chapter of the Badminton Association of Nigeria in honour of stakeholders of the game, was graced by the associations Board of Trustee (BOT), Mai Bade, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Abubakar Umar. Nasarawa State Chairman of the Association, Alhaji Jibril Ramalan Abubakar, told Sunday Telegraph yesterday in Lafia, the state capital that 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Bayern Munich are reportedly considering moves for AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma and Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen because of concerns over Manuel Neuer's lengthy injury layoff.According to Mundo Deportivo (h/t Football Italia), Bayern are ready to pursue a new goalkeeper in January. Neuer is set to be out until around March because of a fractured foot, with his deputy Sven Ulreich struggling when handed opportunities so far.In the report, Donnarumma and Ter Stegen are both 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Netherlands scored twice after the 84th minute against Belarus to ensure their faint hopes of securing a play-off spot are still alive. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Belgium win seven-goal thriller 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
The Scots have one foot in qualification and know they need to get the job done on Sunday evening 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
[Update 11] Nigeria qualifies for Russia world cup 2018 as the game ends NIGERIA 1 VS Zambia 0 [Update 10] 90minute: Referee confirms 3 minutes moreas Victor Moses misses clear shot [Update 9] 5 minutes to Russia; Nigeria in lead [Update 8] 73minute: Nigerias Alex Iwobi Scores first Goal, turning the game around for Nigeria []The post BREAKING: #WCQ2018 NIGERIA qualifies for world cup in Russia appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Bryce Harper hit a game-tying two-run homer andRyan Zimmermansmacked a go-ahead three-run bomb in the eighth inning, allowing the Washington Nationals to overcome a 3-1 deficit to defeat the Chicago Cubs6-3at Nationals Park. Washington's win tiedtheNational League Division Series at one game apiece.Anthony Rendon also homered for the Nationals, while Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras went yard for the Cubs.Through the first 16 innings of the NLDS, the Nationals managed just one run and fo 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has joined football-loving Nigerians to congratulate the Super Eagles as they beat the Chipolopolo of Zambia 1- 0 to book Nigeria's 6th World Cup appearance.The post Buhari congratulates Eagles appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki have congratulated the Super Eagles on their victory yesterday over the Chipolopolo of Zambia and consequent qualification for the FIFA World Cup holding in Russia next year. The Nigerian senior mens football team defeated the Zambians 1-0 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup African qualifying Group B which held at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Buhari, who described the hard-earned victory as 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Didier Deschamps' France side barely had to get out of second gear to edge past Bulgaria and leapfrog Sweden at the top of Group A. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), former Vice President of Nigeria Atiku Abubakar and former Nigeria international Victor Ikpeba have congratulated the Super Eagles for qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The Super Eagles booked their place at the 2018 World Cup with a hard-fought 1-0 win against the Chipolopolo of Zambia []The post CAF, Atiku, Ikpeba Salute SEagles On 2018 World Cup Qualification ' appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Coach Salisu Yusuf has admitted he is shopping for strikers to add to the firepower of the home-based 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
It's fair to say Chelsea's defence of their Premier League title hasn't got off to the best of starts. Antonio Conte's side have been playing catch up to the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United since their first half capitulation against Burnley on the opening day, and now they are facing a problem completely out of their control. The curse of the international duty appears to have struck Chelsea right at the heart of their midfield, after N'Golo Kante limped 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
World number one Rafael Nadal will play Australian Nick Kyrgios in the China Open final today, even as 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
The Oklahoma Sooners had answered every challenge through the first four games of the season.They had reeled off four straight wins, including a season-defining victory at Ohio State last month. The Sooners were sitting pretty as the third-ranked team in the nation when they welcomed Iowa State to Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners were expected to show off their offensive skills and handle the 2-2 Cyclones.Those may have been the plans, but reality was quite a bit different. The Cyclones traded punc 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
A late goal from Kendall Waston against Honduras saw the Ticos secure their place at the 2018 World Cup 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Thibaut Courtois reportedly wants to join Real Madrid and is stalling on agreeing on a new deal with Chelsea, despite his contract with the Stamford Bridge club running out in 2019. Its said Courtois is keen on a move to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and is knocking back Chelseas offers regarding a new contract, as []The post Courtois Stalls Chelsea Contract Extension, Could Move To Real Madrid appeared first on Independent News Nigeria. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo rose from the bench to keep Portugals hopes of automatic qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup alive on Saturday, netting the opening goal in his countrys crucial 2-0 win in Andorra.Portugal struggled to open up the home side in the first period, as the minnows dug in and defended gamely in front of their supporters. It meant Ronaldo, who began the match as a substitute, was called on at half-time. He found a breakthrough in the 63rd minute, controlling and finishing superb 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Anthony Crolla edges a fantastic non-title lightweight contest against Ricky Burns at the Manchester Arena. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Prior to the start of Saturday's UFC 216 event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, UFC President Dana White shared a video message about the mass shooting in the city on Oct. 1.Sports Illustrated's Mike Dyce passed along the video featuring White talking about the tragedy that befell the city Sunday:The shooting occurred during the Route 91 Harvest country music festival when a gunman staying at the Mandalay Bay opened fire on the crowd in attendance.According to the Associated Press, 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
The Manchester City star was furious with the pitch Belgium played on against Bosnia-Herzegovina, saying he feared he would get injured 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Blaise Matuidi's strike early on was the only cheer of a subdued 90 minutes, but it was enough for Deschamps to pass Hidalgo and Domenech in wins 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Blaise Matuidi's strike early on was the only cheer of a subdued 90 minutes, but it was enough for Deschamps to pass Hidalgo and Domenech in wins 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Supersub, Alex Iwobi was the hero last night as Nigeria dug deep to overcome hard-fighting Zambia in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier played at the magnificent Godswill Akpabio International stadium, Uyo.The post Eagles land in Russia appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Olalekan Adetayo President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday congratulated the Super Eagles on their victory over Chipolopolo of Zambia at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The Eagles defeated the Zambians 1-0 in a Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier. The win guaranteed Nigerias sixth appearance at the World Cup. In a statement by [] 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles on their victory on Saturday over the Chipolopolo of Zambia at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
A ceremony with emergency workers, including rescue dog Frida, set the tone Friday. Goal takes a look at El Tri's victory 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
A ceremony with emergency workers, including rescue dog Frida, set the tone Friday. Goal takes a look at El Tri's victory 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Chris Eubank Jr knocks out Turkey's Avni Yildirim in the third round to reach the semi-finals of the World Boxing Super Series. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
mund In 2009, VfL Wolfsburg became the last team to win the Bundesliga title that wasn't Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund. That same year, a small club in Saxony calledSSV Markranstdt underwent a transformation that was born out of a desire to challenge Germany's duopoly. In 2009, four days before Wolfsburg were crowned Bundesliga champions,RasenBallsport Leipzig e.V. was born. The most hated team in Germany - RB Leipzig's second-placed finish in their maiden Bundesliga campaign 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Manchester United have been dealt a fresh injury concern after Marouane Fellaini suffered a knee injury whilst on international duty.The post Fellaini major causality as Belgium subdue Bonia appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Noah Awuku played hero for the Germans on Saturday with this winner in the 89th minute against Los Ticos. The European giants had gone ahead inside the opening half hour of the match through Jann-Fiete Arp, but Costa Rica responded with an equalizer to make it 1-1 in the 64th minute.The post FIFA U-17 WC round up appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
History was made in Kochi on Saturday evening as Niger made a winning debut in a FIFA competition with 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
The Florida Gators set a new FBS record by scoring points in their 366th straight game when kicker Eddy Pineiro converted a 25-yard field goal in the second quarter of Saturday's showdown with the LSU Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.According to ESPN Stats & Info, the Michigan Wolverines owned the previous record at 365 straight games without getting blanked from 1984 to 2014:Despite making history, Florida's offense hasn't been particularly sharp this season.Specifically, 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
France took another step toward the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Saturday, beating Bulgaria 1-0 in Sofia.Les Bleus took an early lead through Blaise Matuidi and controlled the pace the rest of the way, as the match turned into a drab affair. With the win, France maintain their one-point lead over Sweden in Group A.Here's a look at the two teams:It took Les Beus just over two minutes to take the lead, as a lovely attack via Antoine Griezmann ended up with Matuidi blasting home from a tight angle.F 
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